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From AP and staff reports Two Louisiana inmates charged in the kidnapping and death of an Ohio man who had been in Vicksburg on business will go to trial Aug. 6 in Natchez. Court records show U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson granted the men’s request to waive their rights to a speedy trial because the case is so complex. Also, the U.S. Justice Department must decide whether Ricky to seek the Wedgeworth death penalty. Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian “Drake” Pierce, 34, have pleaded not guilty in the abduction Darian “Drake” and death of Pierce David Cupps of Sunbury. Cupps, 53, was in Vicksburg in March to inspect the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in the county south, Claiborne. Authorities believe Wedgeworth and Pierce kidnapped him in Vicksburg after escaping

• Halloween Costume Contest and Treats on the Streets — 9 a.m. at Veto and Washington streets; parade to follow along Washington Street; also, trick-or-treating with downtown merchants. • Spooky Pooch Contest — 2 p.m., registration; 3, contest; fundraiser for Paws Rescue; Outlets at Vicksburg.

1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, is executed in London. 1911: Hungarian-born American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer, 64, dies in Charleston, S.C. 1929: Wall Street crashes on “Black Tuesday,” heralding the beginning of America’s Great Depression. 1956: “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” premieres as NBC’s nightly television newscast. 1998: Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roars back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he’d blazed for America’s astronauts 36 years earlier.

Trial set for two in abduction, killing

See Trial, Page A7.

Reward set for help in rape case ELI BAYLIS•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High School Gators hold the River City Classic trophy high in the air after their 28 to 23 victory Friday night over the Warren Central Vikings. The rivalry game between the two public high schools is in its 31st year, but this year’s is the first to be played under the River City Classic title and to feature a trophy./Game story, C1

Is that a plane?

Pre-game fly-over surprises some after prank By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com Planes flew over Warren Central High School’s Viking Stadium Friday night — but this time it was planned. The fly-over — before the start of the River City Classic, a high-rivalry game between the Vicksburg Gators

and Warren Central Vikings — came two days after the drop of thousands of “Gator Bait” leaflets at the stadium from a low-flying plane. “We organized this one,” said Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Swinford from the sidelines Friday night. “It was announced before the game,

before the playing of the National Anthem.” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said his phone lit up with calls from concerned parents and residents during and immediately after the flyover. Deputies directing traffic and See Plane, Page A7.

By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com At least $2,500 is being offered for information that will help Vicksburg police arrest the man who raped a 55-year-old disabled woman in the city Wednesday morning. “Crime Stoppers has offered $2,500, but the amount of the reward is not limited to that,” said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. “The police department will probably kick in more money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.” The rape was reported around 7 a.m. in the 2200 block of Drummond Street. See Reward. Page A7.

Two seek spot as House District 55 representative Two candidates are seeking to represent House District 55 in the Mississippi Legislature. They are Democrat George Flaggs, 58, the incumbent, and Sam Smith, 47, a Republican. 1. Mississippi’s contribution to the Medicaid program totaled $619 million in fiscal 2011 and could increase by 2020 when more people will become eligible, in keeping with

George Flaggs

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mandates spelled out in health care reforms passed by Congress in 2009. Currently, 22 percent of the

state’s 2.9 million qualify for Medicaid. How should the state balance its health care spending with other needs? Flaggs: I truly believe that the State of Mississippi needs to reform the Medicaid system by looking at eligibility and its fee for services pay structure. If we reform the system and prioritize the needs of the state, startSee Election, Page A7.

The series

The elections

Oct. 24: District 1 supervisor Oct. 25: District 2 supervisor Oct. 26: District 3 supervisor Oct. 27: District 4 supervisor Oct. 28: District 5 supervisor Oct. 29: House District 55 Oct. 31: Tax collector Nov. 1: Tax assessor Nov. 2: Circuit clerk Nov. 3: Chancery clerk Nov. 4: Sheriff

On Nov. 8, Warren County voters going to the polls will make the final decisions on top county and state elective seats. In this series, candidates respond to a series of questions.


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youth workers and disabled veterans. “Some of our employers are using these programs, but we don’t know how many of our businesses are aware of them,” Kilroy said. “It’s important that our businesses learn about these opportunities and take advantage of them, especially in this economy.”

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I have worked for several nonprofit organizations in this community and know how generous our businesses are. This month, the Outlets at Vicksburg had their annual Shopping Extravaganza. We sold a record number of tickets, which included a new twist, giving us a true Taste of Vicksburg. Local eateries provided the most amazing food. Our participating agencies — DECA and Make a Promise — will continue to give needed services to youths. Once again, Vicksburg, you really came through for a good cause. Pam Smith Office manager

Unity, love shown On behalf of United Way of West Central Mississippi and

the Local Government Live Untied Fashion Expo and Taste of Vicksburg committee, we say thank you. Thanks to all who supported this benefit by demonstrating love for the River City and unity in our community. Together we can make a difference Angela J. Brown Warren County deputy tax assessor

Money funds hope The Vicksburg Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary would like to express our gratitude to Vicksburg for making our 32nd annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, Silent Auction and Bake Sale a great success. All of the monies raised are used right here in Vicksburg. Hundreds of children see their hopes for a merry Christmas come true through the Angel Tree program. Families are given the hope of a better day through assistance programs. Children enjoy a summer camp experience at The Salvation Army’s Camp Hidden Lake. Disaster victims are helped. Thank you for your support as we strive, “With Heart to God, Hand to Man,” to raise hope and change our community. Auxiliary members

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Winfield said. “I am paying for the lunch with my own funds. No city tax money is being used. I want to use this meeting to talk with business owners and see how we can create employment opportunities for the citizens of Vicksburg and Warren County.” Christi Kilroy, executive director of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, which is co-sponsoring

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Pleasant Green Baptist — Business meeting, 1 today; Herman Sylvester, pastor; 817 Bowman St. King of Kings — Christian Talent Exposure, 3 today; 4209 Mount Alban Road. Jones Chapel — Musical benefit for Angela Parson Caldwell, 4 today; the Rev. Michael Wesley Sr., speaker; the Rev. Adrian L. Clark, pastor; 1340 Bay St. New Zion M.B. — Benefit for evangelist Elsa McGowan postponed. Bingham Memorial M.B.— Hallelujah Night, 5 p.m. Monday; with Trinity Temple Baptist and Calvary M.B.; 1063 Green St. Shiloh M.B. — Hallelujah Night, 6 p.m. Monday; 920 Meadow St. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Hallelujah Night, 6 p.m. Monday; 260 Mississippi 27. New Mount Elem — Holyween, 6 p.m. Monday; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Hallelujah Night, 5:30 p.m. Monday; 2585 N. Washington St. Mount Carmel Ministries — Hallelujah Night, 6 p.m. Monday; 2015 Grove St.

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Neighborhood and Crime Watch Program — Funches and adjoining roads; 6 p.m. Tuesday; Fisher Ferry Fire Station, 302 Goodrum Road. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Grassfire; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. Vicksburg Warren Intervention Halloween Talent Show — 5:30-9 tonight; food, candy; 601-262-8308. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; Dan Ellis, wound care specialist; River Region, Room C and D. Political Forum — 6 p.m. Tuesday; LeTourneau Volunteer Fire Department, 1720 Redbone Road. File and Folder Management — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 or 11; $20; WC Extension Service, 1100 C Grove St.; 601-636-5442. Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Job opportunities for residents only; Manney Murphy, 601-6381661 or 601-738-8140. Vicksburg Art Association — Reception at 8 tonight; on display 1-4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; Firehouse Gallery, Openwood and Main streets. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601-

634-0152. Candy Collection — 3-5 p.m. Tuesday; Dr. Martin Chaney, dentist, to pay $1 per pound for unopened candy for Operation Gratitude; receive toothbrush and McDonald’s coupon; 3205 Wisconsin Ave. Know Your Rights Legal Clinic — 2 p.m. Nov. 5; to register, 601-661-8990; public library; Vicksburg Warren Partners to Prevent Homelessness and Mountain of Faith

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CLUBs Woodmen of the World — Youth hay ride and hot dog roast, monthly meeting, 6 tonight; 601-638-2495 for location. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Hester Pitts, Operation Christmas Child, speaker. WC Executive Republican

Committee — Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; courthouse. VAMP — Meeting, noon Tuesday, Ameristar’s Heritage Buffe; Mike Carlisle, Vicksburg Mall manager, speaker. WC Historical Society — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; officers will be chosen; Old Court House Museum. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Gloria Piazza, Mississippi River Commission; Toney’s.


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One arraigned in arson at dry cleaners A Vicksburg man was arraigned this week in Warren County Circuit Court on arson charges, following a secret indictment issued by the July panel of the grand jury. Harvey Gillespie, 59, 103 Newitt Vick Drive, is accused of causing the Sept. 19, 2010, fire at Turning Heads dry cleaners, 1514 Cherry St. Gillespie had not been arrested but evidence was presented to the grand jury, which in turn handed down the indictment. Indictments are not made public until after a suspect has been arraigned. District Attorney Ricky Smith said there was a delay in serving Gillespie with

court report from court records

notice to appear in court, but after he was given notice he appeared Tuesday, as required, before Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick. Gillespie has been released on a $2,500 bond, Smith said. His trial was set for March 5. Also in Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Calvin L. Brewer, 26, 328 Woodham Road, pleaded guilty to possession of precursor substances and was sentenced by Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus

a $1,000 fine and $1,297.50 in costs and fees. Brewer was arrested Oct. 9, 2009. • William A. Crossman, 27, 6314 Long Island Court, Atlanta, Ga., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to three years of probation, plus a $5,000 fine and $672.50 in costs and fees. Crossman was arrested Sept. 6, 2010. • Michael D. Davis, 34, 2503 Franklin St., Apt. A, pleaded guilty to sale of marijuana and was sentenced by Patrick to one year in prison, plus $322.50 in costs. Davis was arrested June 29. Patrick also found Davis guilty of violating probation and sentenced him to eight years

in prison with credit for time served, plus $1,822.50 in fines and fees associated with his initial sentencing for an arrest June 19, 2009, for possession of cocaine. The prison terms are to be served consecutively. • Willie Peoples Jr., 35, 901 Wabash Ave., pleaded guilty to retaliation of a witness and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to time served followed by 18 months of probation, plus a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Peoples, who was arrested April 14, had also been charged with rape at the same time. That charge was not prosecuted.

Senators push appeal of $80M grant loss BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration should appeal a federal government decision to rescind an $80 million grant to expand broadband Internet connections to rural and poor areas of Louisiana, lawmakers

urged Friday. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was pulling the grant this week. State senators from New Orleans and the northeast Mississippi Delta region urged an appeal, saying the state desperately

AG candidates spar over video GULFPORT (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Steve Simpson is crying foul over the surfacing of a video of him helping get a friend out of jail last year, saying Democratic incumbent Jim Hood used his office’s power to get the video, then leaked it. Hood’s campaign says the video is a public record and says then-Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson used his office’s power to spring his

friend from jail. This week, the video was posted on YouTube with a link on the Cottonmouth political blog. Hood campaign manager Jonathan Compretta said, “Rather than worry about how a public record became public, Steve Simpson should explain to...battered women... why he used his position as public safety commissioner to get a friend out of jail.” Hood and Simpson will face each other on Nov. 8 ballots.

needs the money to help the poor. “I’ve never seen us lose any grant remotely the size of $80 million. We’re the least of the least. We always get the dregs,” said Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi. “Can we

appeal? They can’t deny that we need it.” Jindal’s Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater said he’ll talk to the Commerce Department to determine if the state can attempt to regain the money.

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Race to the Top Funds would aid Mississippi pre-K education From otherMississippi newspapers: • NE Miss. Daily Journal, Tupelo: Mississippi’s application for $50 million in early childhood education funds through the federal Race to the Top Program could open the door to substantially enhanced pre-k education progress statewide through an array of existing programs. The $50 million proposal was sent to the Department of Education recently, and an answer is expected before the end of 2011. The $50 million request is the maximum allowed in a category of states in which Mississippi is placed. It would be paid over four years, and it cannot be used to start new programs. The proposal, which was developed

by the advisory council that consists of educators and professionals in business outside education, plus the governor’s education adviser, is directly responsive to President Barack Obama’s and the Department of Education’s emphases on early childhood learning. Mississippi is the only state in the South that does not have a state-funded pre-kindergarten, and prospects for winning approval of a state-funded universal program are economically dim, even though it remains a valid choice. Every licensed child care provider in Mississippi would be required to participate in the Mississippi Child Care Quality Ratings system if the state’s application is successful. That detailed system measures those centers and the quality of education they provide. Par-

ticipation is currently optional, and a mandatory system would significantly ratchet up the overall standards. The ranking system is based on multiple standards, and providers are rated on a scale from 1 to 5. The initiative allowing parents of children in centers with a high-quality rating to participate in a college savings program would tie into the state’s existing MPACT college savings plan, a successful venture, and it could provide matching funds for some low-income participants. Mississippi’s application calls for cross-training of medical professionals to help them “read” children’s developmental progression and to speak with parents about things they should be doing to help promote development.

Action needed on state’s nursing shortage The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Mississippi hasn’t escaped the nation’s nursing shortage, recent statistics show, underscoring the need for action. A June report by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing showed employers and staffing agencies posted more than 121,000 new job ads for registered nurses in May, an increase of 46 percent from a year earlier. Yet, not enough nurses are being trained. And, as Ricki Garrett, executive director of the Mississippi Nurses Association notes, “as the 76 million baby boomers age and as we see more people because of chronic health condi-

tions needing health care, the shortage is going to get significantly worse.” The problem is not a lack of people wanting to go into nursing, but a shortage in qualified instructors. According to AACN, almost twothirds of nursing schools noted faculty shortages as a reason for not accepting all qualified applicants into their programs. The Mississippi Nurses Association’s Saving Nurses Saves Lives campaign led to the 2007 Legislature giving a $12,000 pay raise for faculty nurses. But that may not be enough to meet the needs. The average salary difference

between a nurse practitioner and an associate professor in nursing is more than $11,000. Compounding this finding is the fact that a doctor shortage also plagues the state, especially in rural areas, and nurse practitioners are increasingly filling the gap. In recent years, the Legislature has been pumping money into the Rural Physician Scholars Program that rewards with scholarships medical students who have agreed to practice in rural areas that need doctors. It’s a good program and wise investment.

The credit-card bill woke me briefly, but soon I slipped right back into ennui. Life is too short to sweat such details.

Getting back to normal life daydreaming of French grandeur FISHTRAP HOLLOW, Miss. — The first week home, I blamed it on jet lag. The second week home, I blamed it on the change of seasons. I’m running out of excuses for my lazy ways. I haven’t hit a lick at a stick since returning from France and all its enchantment. I need to clean up brush piles and sloppy paragraphs, but, instead, I keep looking at old photographs and sighing deep, romantic sighs. The credit-card bill woke me briefly, but soon I slipped right back into ennui. Life is too short to sweat such details. Politics bore me. World events are as repetitious as CNN trailers. College football isn’t going my way. Friends are tired of hearing how on the superior French interstate systems cars do not pass on the right and other cultural trivia. My new tractor is in the shop. In a desperate attempt to resuscitate myself, I drove to Jackson, Tenn., to see RHETA my friend Cornelia. An gRIMSLEY octogenarian, Cornelia has more energy and passion than most teenagers. She gardens, entertains, counsels women in the local jail and studies Shakespeare. Once she gave a luncheon three days after being bitten by a copperhead. I had a wonderful time, but came home, dialed Edith Piaff on the iPod and made onion soup. Cornelia merely reminded me how beautiful and energetic French women are. French women don’t get fat; they don’t even sweat. Cornelia could pass as French. I went to see the folks who are used to my post-Paris blues and whiney ways. They sweetly listened to my rhapsodic pitch for a foreign land for about five minutes, and then they began their routine reports about local events and prescription costs. They live, after all, in Alabama and the real world. Nobody, it seems, wants to be transported magically to France by my oh-so recent recollections. Nobody, but nobody, is standing by the side of the road thumbing a ride, hoping to join my magical mystery tour. Would that there was an AA group for recovering Francophiles. I would attend and admit to an addiction to overwhelming beauty and confounding small appliances. I, at least, would have an audience that had been to the mountaintop of cultural nirvana. Empathetic souls would tell me to call if I felt myself again succumbing, needing a fix of lavender fields or sneaking a meringue. I would be with My People. Call me silly, I’ve been called worse. Call me unpatriotic, but remember no less than Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson shared my opinion. Franklin was mourned by the French when he died; they loved his intelligence and wit, and thought his abiding interest in beautiful women quite natural. But enough is enough. I think I’ll spend today putting my obsession to bed. For the last time, I’ll go through the stack of images: LaLa the neighbor dog in Provence, the Vaison street market, sunset over the grape harvest. Next time you hear from me I’ll be back in the U.S., body and mind, feet on the ground, reporting on Herman Cain science and Wall Street greed. •

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State should brace itself for defense spending cuts The Greenwood Commonwealth: When it comes to cutting federal spending, almost every pot of money under consideration for shrinking has a constituency that says “not me.” One of the more vocal and powerful recipients of federal dollars is the military. It not only has defense contractors lobbying in its corner, but also every state with a military installation or defense-related manufacturer. With more than 60,000 people working on military bases or for defense contractors in Mississippi, this state is particularly sensitive to talks in Washington about cuts to defense. If the federal budget is going to be

trimmed anywhere, however, defense has to be one of the prime targets. Not only does it consume a large slice of discretionary spending, but it’s also one of the less effective ways to stimulate job creation. According to University of Massachusetts at Amherst research, a billion dollars spent on defense translates into 11,600 jobs. That same amount, however, spent on education creates 29,100 jobs; on health care, 19,600; on clean energy, more than 17,000. In fact, tax cuts will generate 28 percent more jobs than will defense spending of an equivalent amount, the study found.

Mississippi, with its heavy dependence on military expenditures, might not like to hear that, but those are the types of comparisons Congress and its special deficit-reduction commission will be looking at as they try to figure out how to pare $1.5 trillion in spending without pushing the nation’s unemployment rate back into the double digits. According to the terms of the debtceiling compromise painstakingly forged earlier this year, Congress is committed to cut at least $350 billion in defense spending over the next 10 years. It could be as much as $600 billion. Mississippi had better prepare for it.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 J.M. Lowder, one of Vicksburg’s oldest citizens, dies in Birmingham.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Mrs. Jeffords of Issaquena County is registered at the Hotel Carroll. • A.Y. Mulvaney, former resident, is here visiting friends.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Protests are made on approximately 625 pieces of property in the city at the tax protest meeting. • Mrs. W.M. Calohan has returned from a visit with her son, William F. Calohan, in Laredo, Texas. • Emmanuel Teller of Newellton is recovering in Vicksburg Hospital.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Miss Katie Hughes departs for Panama to visit her sister, Mrs. H.P. Grant.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Judge Harris Dickson is arranging a bear hunt for Irvin Cob, Rex Beach and Ring Ladner. • Gressett H. Hickman goes to a New Orleans meeting of investment bankers. • Gilliand Sherard, J.H. Culkin, F. Bond and Burna Hilbun return from a goose hunt in Issaquena County.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 R.D. McCary is pictured with mums he entered in the Chrysanthemum Society’s annual show.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Mrs. T.A. Ware of Holly Grove, Ark., is here visiting her mother, Mrs. W.M. Levi. • Mrs. Neil Higgins and children are here from Little Rock.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Major J.R. Griffith, formerly of Vicksburg, is here on a visit. • Mr. and Mrs. Gun Ansler of Little Rock are here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Vicksburg and Warren County citizens go

Club. • Mrs. Doris Cassidy, a Mercy Hospital pharmacist, is elected president of the Mississippi Society of Hospital Pharmacists. • Mr. and Mrs. H.P. McKeown and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bouquard attend the LSU-Ole Miss game in Baton Rouge.

to the polls to vote on nominations made in the Democratic primaries in August. In addition, a successor to the late J.H. Culkin’s Senate seat will be chosen. •

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Hundreds pay tribute to Louis P. Cashman Sr. at Crawford Street Methodist Church. • Alfred Faulk is the guest speaker at the Green Meadows Home Demonstration

Vicksburg’s Kirk Fordice claims the governor’s seat in a 51 percent to 47 percent win over incumbent Ray Mabus. • George Flaggs and Ed Buelow are re-elected to the House of Representatives.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Alvin Brown Fields dies. • John Maxwell presents a monologue, “Fish Tale,” at Christ Episcopal Church. • Travis and Beth Wade open Doktur Tat Body Art Design on Halls Ferry Road.

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Royal rules 2 wounded in terror attack redone to at U.S. Embassy in Bosnia give girls equal shot LONDON (AP) — If Will and Kate’s first child is a girl, it’s now clear that she’ll probably become queen one day — and not even getting a little brother can mess that up. The Commonwealth countries agreed Friday to change centuries-old rules of succession that put sons on the throne ahead of any older sisters. So that hypothetical daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton — now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — would have a prime place in history: the first princess to beat out any younger brothers and accede to the throne. Had these rules been in place in the 1500s, Henry VIII would have just been a rather large historical footnote. The move is a baby step: Before taking effect, the changes still must be approved by the legislatures of the 16 nations where Queen Elizabeth II is head of state. Still, the agreement, which was reached at a meeting of Commonwealth nations in Perth, Australia, represents a triumph over outdated, sexist practices. Nations including Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway have already taken similiar steps. Will and Kate’s lavish April wedding renewed a decadeslong debate over succession. Middleton told a well-wisher in Canada this summer that she hopes to start a family. William has said the same. Once their honeymoon was over, baby talk started, adding urgency to the dialogue, although officials insist that talk of a pregnancy is premature. The new rules would only apply to future heirs and would have no impact on the current line of succession. William is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, who is the queen’s firstborn child. Charles’ sister, Anne, is lower in the line of succession than her younger brothers Andrew and Edward by virtue of their male gender. Charles had only sons, William and Prince Harry, so the issue of gender was never raised.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A man armed with hand grenades and an automatic weapon opened fire outside the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia Friday in what authorities called a terrorist attack. A policeman and the gunman were wounded, but the embassy said none of its employees was hurt. Sarajevo Mayor Alija Behmen said the gunman “got off a tram with a Kalashnikov and started shooting at the American Embassy.” Witnesses told Bosnian television that the man urged pedestrians to move away, saying he was targeting only the embassy. He wore a beard and was dressed in an outfit with short pants that reveal his ankles — typical for followers of the conservative Wahhabi branch of Islam. State Prosecutor Dubravko Campara identified the shooter as Mevlid Jasarevic, from Novi Pazar, the administrative capital of the southern Serbian region of Sandzak, who was tried in Austria for robbery in 2005.

New citizens mark Liberty’s 125th NEW YORK — Scores of immigrants waved tiny flags after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Friday, 125 years after the iconic American symbol and beacon welcoming visitors and immigrants was

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Members of the Veteran Corps of Artillery of New York attend Friday’s ceremony at the Statue of Liberty.

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dedicated. “We are a nation of diverse people,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said during the naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island. The new Americans, 125 immigrants from 46 countries, pledged to renounce foreign power, then posed for photos with their citizenship certificates. A similar ceremony was held at the Vicksburg National Military Park a week ago.

Anthrax vaccine trials for kids put on hold WASHINGTON — Should the anthrax vaccine be tested in children? It will be a while

longer before the government decides. An advisory board said Friday that ethical issues need to be resolved — but if that can be accomplished the vaccine can be tested in children to be sure it’s safe and to learn the proper dose in case it’s needed in a terrorist attack. Because of concerns that terrorists might use the potentially deadly bacteria, the government has stockpiled the vaccine. It has been widely tested on adults but never on children.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 30.34 American Fin. (AFG)..................36.49 Ameristar (ASCA)........................18.92 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 327.82 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........37.12 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................10.19 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 6.00 Bunge Ltd (BG)............................62.27 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................42.98 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............17.91 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........32.44 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........54.92 CBL and Associates (CBL)................15.62 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................23.11 East Group Prprties (EGP)............43.95 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................25.44 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................69.01

Fastenal (FAST)............................38.62 Family Dollar (FDO)...................58.02 Fred’s (FRED).................................12.34 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................28.81 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............7.22 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................33.08 Kroger Stores (KR)......................23.45 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................65.03 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 29.08 Parkway Properties (PKY).............13.13 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................63.20 Regions Financial (RF).................4.27 Rowan (RDC)................................ 36.59 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 10.94 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 78.69 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............30.63 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 39.33 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 22.76 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 47.05 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 19.58 Viacom (VIA)................................. 54.77 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 33.81 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 57.15

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smart money Q: I have read several letters that were written to you about receiving Social Security from a former husband. I was married nearly 40 years when he decided to have another fling. This time I decided it was not worth trying to save the marriage. I took your advice from a letter BRUCE awhile back and got in touch with the Social Security office. I set up an appointment to talk to someone about it. First question out of her mouth: Is he dead? I told her no. She said he would have to be deceased. I have also read articles stating you could receive benefits if he was living. Now, can you please tell me, what are the regulations? I don’t seem to be able to get the information straight. — J.H., via e-mail A: I don’t know with whom you spoke or how you phrased your question. I assume it was your only former husband,

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since you were married almost four decades. That being the case, you will first be obliged to file under your own Social Security account. After that is completed, if a filing under his account number will yield you a greater benefit, then you are allowed to do so. The only condition is that you be married more than 10 years, and that requirement is more than satisfied. You may have worded your question differently from the way I put it, but I believe the way it should be asked is, “I wish to file or I already filed under Social Security, and I have my former husband’s account number, etc. I would like to have it researched as to whether my benefit would be increased filing under his number.” The fact that she said he has to be deceased is clearly an error. Once again, the way you phrased the question may have resulted in this answer. I would go back and talk to someone else and be very clear with the question you are asking. •

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

Stocks sober up after big rally By The Associated Press A quiet day on Wall Street ended Friday with major stock indexes little changed after a big rally the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its fifth week of gains, its longest winning streak since January. The Dow edged up 23 points, or 0.2 percent, to finish at 12,231.11. Stock indexes jumped more than 3 percent Thursday after European leaders unveiled a plan to expand their regional bailout fund and take other steps to contain the debt crisis in Greece. Optimism ebbed on Friday as analysts raised questions about the plan, which left out many key details about how the fund would work. European markets mostly fell, and the euro declined against the dollar. “It’s a kind of sobering-up after a day of partying,” said Jerry Webman, chief economist with Oppenheimer Funds in New York. “We got back to what’s more of a square position, closer to where we want to be, and now we’re going to take a couple of deep breaths and re-assess what this really means.” There are still plenty of obstacles to overcome before

Muffin wasn’t $16, after all WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the $16 muffin, a sign of government spending out of control? It turns out all the criticism was half-baked. The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General is apologizing for erroneously concluding that a hotel charged the government $16 apiece for breakfast muffins. The muffins were actually part of a modified continental breakfast priced at $16.80 and consisting of items such as pastries, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.

the crisis is resolved. One troubling sign: Borrowing costs for Italy and Spain increased, signaling that traders remain worried about their finances. The S&P 500 rose less than a point to 1,285.09. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.48, or 0.1 percent, to 2,737.15. In less than four weeks, the Dow has risen 14.8 percent from its 2011 low, reached on Oct. 3. The S&P has gained 17 percent. However, the Dow remains 4.5 percent below this year’s high, reached on April 29. The S&P is 5.8 percent below its high. The Dow surged 3.6 percent for the week; the S&P and Nasdaq each gained 3.8 percent. Both indexes are on pace to have their best month since January 1987. Thursday’s stock rally led to a sell-off in Treasurys, which traders hold to protect their money when other investments are falling. Demand for Treasurys increased sharply Friday, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury down to 2.33 percent from 2.39 percent late Thursday. Markets have been roiled by fears about the impact of Europe’s debt crisis. Greece couldn’t afford to repay its lenders, and banks holding Greek bonds faced losses.

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Plane Continued from Page A1. herding the crowd at the Mississippi 27 campus were also asked about it. “We knew nothing of this while it occurred,” Pace said. “We immediately contacted (WC principal) Rodney Smith, who informed us that it was something a school official had arranged.” The fly-over appeared to fire up the crowd. “It wouldn’t have been a surprise if someone would’ve told me right before,” said spectator Kevin Cooksey, whose son Cam plays for Vicksburg. “It was great.” The air show featured four World War II trainer planes from the Mississippi Wings of the Commemorative Air Force and was organized by VWSD Athletics Director Lum Wright with the

assistance of local builder and pilot Dan Fordice, said Swinford. Fordice arranged a similar display just prior to the St. Aloysius-Bogue Chitto game at Farrell Stadium-Balzi Field on Grove Street. “We were just a little off there, though, with it being so dark,” he said. “We missed the stadium by about half a mile.” Fordice said a formation training clinic is being held this weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport, and he provided both fly-overs free to give the pilots some extra practice. The planes flew over the stadium five feet away from each other, at up to 130 mph. When asked how low they flew, Fordice said, “We did

not get below 1,000 feet” — the minimum altitude required by the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA officials are continuing to investigate Wednesday’s prank, in which a private plane is believed to have flown as low as 100 or 200 feet while dropping the leaflets. Violations of FAA regulations can result in a pilot having his license suspended or revoked and, in some cases, a civil penalty. “We have had fly-overs before,” Swinford said. “We never notify law enforcement. But in the aftermath of what happened Wednesday, I can see how people would get a little nervous.” •

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Chase, Wells Fargo ditch debit card fees NEW YORK (AP) — Chase and Wells Fargo are joining the list of banks that won’t be charging customers to use their debit cards, as the backlash over Bank of America’s planned $5 monthly fee continues. The retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. will stop charging $3-per-month fees for using debit cards when its current pilot in Wisconsin and Georgia is completed in November, a source with knowledge of the bank’s plans told The Associated Press. The individual asked not to be identified because the bank has not officially announced the program will not go forward. Chase, which operates in 23 states, began its test in

February. And it’s not alone in rethinking its actions. Wells Fargo & Co. began a similar pilot in five states on Oct. 14, testing a flat $3 fee for using debit for purchases. On Friday it also announced that it is cancelling its test program. Other banks already have more widespread fee policies. SunTrust Banks charges $5 a month for debit cards used to make purchases, and Regions Financial Corp. charges $4. But it was Bank of America Corp.’s plan to start charging $5 per month that lit the issue on fire. The Charlotte, N.C.based bank last month said it will begin the fee in 2012. Banks say the fees are to recoup revenue lost to new regulations.

Trial Stewart. “But I understand the complexity of the case and the need for extra time.” The two men are charged with attacking Cupps outside a Pemberton Square Boulevard motel and kidnapping him in his rental car before dumping his body in Bessemer. Cupps was beaten and

strangled. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety uses about 160 inmate workers, known as trusties, for various jobs at the State Police compound. Wedgeworth and Pierce had been working as groundskeepers there and were able to get keys to a van and drive

off, authorities said. Wedgeworth was serving time for armed robbery, and Pierce for attempted seconddegree murder. Before they escaped, Wedgeworth was set to be released in 2023 and Pierce in 2024. Authorities said the men

were caught after crashing a pickup in Memphis, Tenn. Police said that before their capture, the men tied up a county park worker in Jackson, Tenn., and stole a government truck with markings for the Madison County, Tenn., parks department.

Continued from Page A1. searched her home until he found her purse. After finding no money, he fled, Williams said. The victim told police she was able to exit the residence and summon a neighbor for help. She was taken to River Region Medical Center, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said Friday.

Williams described the suspect as a black man about 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, with a slender build and facial hair, possibly a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black hooded type jacket and dark pants. Police went door to door, seeking information, in residential areas near the victim’s home Thursday during

the day and evening and Friday morning, Stewart said. “There have been no other rapes reported in the neighborhood, so we do believe it was an isolated case,” Stewart said. Anyone with information is urged to call Vicksburg police at 601-636-2511 or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 888-827-4637.

At least two rape cases in Vicksburg remain unsolved, Stewart said. Both involved elderly victims, 91 and 86 years old, who lived in the same neighborhood off Halls Ferry Road, north of Waterways Experiment Station, and took place in 2005 and 2007.

Election Continued from Page A1. ing with health care, then we can meet the mandate that is spelled out in the health care reform passed by Congress in 2009. Smith: Hard decisions will have to be made by Mississippi in the next few years. Currently there are roughly 600,000 people in this state on Medicaid. Next year that number will increase to 1,000,000. We have to understand that this increase is federally mandated. In Mississippi 25 cents out of every dollar goes to Medicaid. Without a doubt certain services and programs will have to be cut unless we raise

taxes. I’m against raising taxes. Washington created this problem with “Obamacare.” Washington needs to help solve it. 2. State lawmakers passed a $5.5 billion budget for the current fiscal year. In it, elementary and secondary education were funded at about the same amount as last year. State income taxes rates remained level, as did state employees’ salaries. Do you agree or disagree with the way funds were arranged? Flaggs: No, I disagree with the way the funding was

arranged for elementary and secondary education in the previous years. In those years the State of Mississippi did not keep its commitment to meeting the education needs of the state by not adequately funding education. Smith: I personally feel that the Mississippi budget is in line. I do not think that any cuts should be made to education. Education is the key to our state’s economic future. Industry will not be attracted to our state if we have an uneducated work force. If anything, we should increase spending in education and make sure it’s going

where it is needed, the classroom and not to overpaid administrators. One thing I must say, we need to move from an entitlement society to an opportunity society. 3. Elections in Mississippi’s 122 House districts and 54 Senate districts will take place along current district lines, as directed by a federal court order when joint committees in each chamber failed to agree on new maps that would comply with population shifts measured in the 2010 census. What must the Legislature do to ensure maps are

drawn this year? Flaggs: The Mississippi Legislature should set redistricting for the House and Senate as a priority and have it approved within the first days of the 2012 legislative session. We should always legislate rather than litigate. Smith: The Mississippi Legislature doesn’t have much choice. Either the legislators get the job done and run in districts created by their fellow members or they allow the federal courts to do so. Mississippi needs to decide its own destiny without depending on the federal courts.

deaths Robert D. Jackson HAUGHTON, La. — Robert D. Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at his home. He was 78. Mr. Jackson was a former Vicksburg resident. A graveside service, directed by Boone Funeral Home, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Centuries Memorial Park in Shreveport.

Omeria N. Jones AMORY – Omeria N. Jones, 78, died on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was 78. Born on Dec. 27, 1932, in McCondy, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Irene Harper and Clifton William Nabors Sr. Mrs. Jones attended Egypt schools and graduated from Houston High School, Class of 1950. Founding Amory Butane along with her husband in the early 1950s, she was their bookkeeper. Mrs. Jones later worked as an administrative assistant with Amory Marine. A very thoughtful lady who deeply loved her family, she was of the Baptist faith. Feisty and opinionated, Mrs. Jones was a country music fan, a

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Reward A weapon was not used, said Stewart. Previous reports that the man had entered the home through a window were not correct, said Sgt. Sandra Williams. The suspect kicked open a door, entered the home and demanded money, Williams said Friday. After raping and severely beating the victim, he

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Continued from Page A1. from a prison work program in Baton Rouge. Cupps’ body was found in Alabama. The suspects were caught about a week later in Tennessee. “I’m glad to see it’s on the calendar to be tried, although I wish it was sooner,” said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby

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member of numerous fan clubs and was a 20-year attendee of the CMA Music Fest (Fanfare) in Nashville. Passionate about traveling, she loved attending all kinds of concerts, the circus, ice shows, performances by her granddaughters and any other special events. Mrs. Jones enjoyed scrapbooking, baking, sewing, making jams and jellies and playing games. Always happy and fun-loving, she was most pleased with the accomplishments of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton Nabors Jr. She is survived by daughters, Melissa Rutledge (Tim) of Madison and Marsha Jones (Lew Weiss) of Nashville; Mark Jones (Lina) of Vicksburg and Milton Jones (Donna) of Nettleton; grandchildren, Emily Whitaker (Jason), Drew, Shane, and Seth Jones, Jonathan and Laura Rutledge and Lendsi Jones; sisters, Imogene Langford of Amory, Eleanor Lenoir of Denham Springs, La., and Virginia Carter (Larry) of Van Fleet; brother, James Nabors (Eunice) of Ridgeland; nine nieces; and 16 nephews. A celebration of life service

will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. Mac Phillips officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:30 at McCondy Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight and Sunday

from noon until the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Herbert, Mike, Richard and Corey Langford, Chris Finn and Jimmy Lenoir. The family requests memorials, in lieu of flowers, be

given to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 61º Low/past 24 hours............... 39º Average temperature......... 50º Normal this date................... 62º Record low..............33º in 2008 Record high............86º in 1975 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............1.08 inches Total/year.............. 32.86 inches Normal/month......2.64 inches Normal/year........ 42.36 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 8:56 A.M. Most active................. 2:41 P.M. Active............................. 9:26 P.M. Most active.................. 3:11 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:16 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:15 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:17

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 10.9 | Change: 0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.5 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.5 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.1 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.4 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................57.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 18.9 Monday.................................. 18.9 Tuesday.................................. 19.5 Memphis Sunday.......................................3.4 Monday.....................................3.1 Tuesday.....................................2.8 Greenville Sunday.................................... 18.1 Monday.................................. 18.2 Tuesday.................................. 18.0 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 11.5 Monday.................................. 11.9 Tuesday.................................. 12.0


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RELIGION SATURDAY, oc tobe r 29, 2011 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Boys who view porn can’t escape consequences Q: My neighbor’s son has been caught viewing pornography on their computer, and he almost has her convinced that it’s just another form of entertainment. How can I convince them that this is a serious issue? Jim: This is one of the most critical problems facing families, because pornography is so easily accessible. Every day at Focus on the Family, we hear from people torn apart by porn. I’d encourage your neighbor and her son to seek help from a FOCUS ON counTHE FAMILY selor or pastor. There is a wide range of sociological evidence pointing to the destructive FOCUS ON influTHE FAMILY ence of porn. Time magazine said: “In recent years, a number of psychologists and sociologists have joined the chorus of religious and political opponents in warning about the impact of pervasive pornography. They argue that porn is transforming sexuality and relationships — for the worse.” A 2003 study by the Matrimonial Lawyers Association found that 56 percent of divorce cases involve one partner with an obsessive interest in porn. Marriage may be the last thing on your neighbor’s son’s mind at this point, but he’s fooling himself if he thinks he’ll be able to ditch his habit. Q: My husband lies about little things. He’ll tell me that he had to work late when he went to see a movie with friends. He’s otherwise moral. Juli: Perhaps he’s behaving this way to avoid conflict or asserting independence. Your husband may feel he doesn’t have the freedom to make decisions like going out with his friends. He may have learned as a child to respond to feeling controlled by being “passiveaggressive.” Rather than call and explain to you he wants to go out to a movie, he avoids the conversation and potential conflict. Although the “issues” at hand are small, they represent larger problems in your marriage that need to be discussed. •

Pastor of Word Church named bishop By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com

A Vicksburg pastor has been promoted to a regional leadership position. Dr. Oscar L. Davis, 47, who lives in Natchez but is pastor of The Word Church of Vicksburg, has been named regional bishop by the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the International Fellowship of Inde-

pendent Christian Churches and Ministries, both based in Alabama. Davis will help lead about 4,000 churches in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana and will help advise their pastors. “He’s a hard-working man who strives to do the work,” said the most Rev. Dr. Henry Roberts II, archbishop of the IFICCM and pastor of The Word of Life Church in Whistler, Ala.

Davis founded The Word, an interdenominational church, a year ago. It began as a Bible class in a small conference room at the Vicksburg Convention Center with about six participants, but has grown to a congregation of about 205 members who meet at the church on Grove Street. “I built that church from the ground up,” said Davis, also founder of Greater Faith Tabernacle in Natchez.

Davis said he has been a preacher for nearly 25 years. His late father, Bennie Davis, was also a preacher. Davis received in 2001 an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Grace International Seminary in Dallas. He operates First Class Limo Service in Natchez. The Word Church will mark its one-year anniversary with events on Nov. 14.

Dr. Oscar L. Davis, bishop

Legion of Christ reform lags

DR. Juli Slattery

Jim Daly

Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444 Colorado Springs, CO 80903, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. The website is www.family.org.

The associated press

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, papal delegate for the Legion of Christ

Catholic order crumbles in wake of sex abuse By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict XVI took over the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order last year, expectations were high that heads would roll over one of the greatest scandals of the 20th century Roman Catholic Church. One year later, none of the Legion’s superiors has been held to account for facilitating the crimes of late founder Rev. Marcial Maciel, a drug addict who sexually abused his seminarians, fathered three children and created a cult-like movement within the church that damaged some of its members spiritually and emotionally. An Associated Press tally shows that disillusioned members are leaving the movement in droves as they lose faith that the Vatican will push through the changes needed. The collapse of the order, once one of the most influential in the church, has broader implications for Cathol-

One year later, none of the Legion of Christ’s superiors has been held to account for facilitating the crimes of late founder Rev. Marcial Maciel, a drug addict who sexually abused his seminarians, fathered three children and created a cult-like movement within the church that damaged some of its members spiritually and emotionally. icism, which is shedding members in some places because the hierarchy covered up widespread sexual abuse by priests. In an exclusive interview, the man tapped by Benedict to turn the Legion around insisted that the pope tasked him only with guiding the Legion and helping rewrite its norms — not “decapitating” its leadership or avenging wrongdoing. Cardinal Velasio De Paolis ruled out any further investigation into the crimes of Maciel, who as a favorite of Pope John Paul II had been held up as a living saint despite

well-founded allegations — later proven — that he was a pedophile. “I don’t see what good would be served” by further inquiry into a coverup, the Italian cardinal said. “Rather, we would run the risk of finding ourselves in an intrigue with no end. Because these are things that are too private for me to go investigating.” The Holy See knew of the pedophile accusations, yet for years ignored his victims — as well as complaints about his cult-like sect — because he attracted men and money to the priesthood. As it is,

John Paul’s legacy was marred by his close association with Maciel; Benedict’s legacy, already tarnished by the sex abuse scandal, may well rest in part on his action concerning Maciel, who died in 2008. Critics, including some Vatican officials, contend De Paolis has an obligation to uncover the truth and take more radical action, given that the Vatican itself found Maciel created a twisted, abusive order to cater to his double life. The Vatican also determined that for the Legion to survive it must be “purified” of the influence of Maciel since its very structure and culture had been so contaminated by his obsession with obedience and secrecy. Members were forbidden from criticizing their superiors, were isolated from their families, and told how to do everything from praying to eating an orange. In the absence of radical change, See Legion, Page B4.

Singing the gospel Jason Crabb, right, a country and gospel singer, speaks during a performance at Vicksburg Auditorium this week that drew about 570 people. Crabb won a Grammy in 2010 and 10 Dove Awards, gospel music’s top honor. He has been featured on “The Gaither Homecoming Series” videos, has sung on the Grand Ole Opry stage and is lead vocalist for The Crabb Family. Above, Curtis Brumbelow and Valerie Burnside clap with the music.

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church events Antioch Baptist Services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601415-5360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. On Monday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www.berachah. net.

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is the first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. Saturdays before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Arnita Spencer is pastor.

ship is at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at the home of John and Beverly Harris. Family Night at the youth center begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. George Butler is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Fall Festival is today from 4 until 8 at the church annex with Master Magician Joe Harrison, food, fun and fellowship for all ages, and Bible character costume contest and Trick-O-Trunk activities for children. Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible class, followed by worship at 11 with Joel Dimmette, associate minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational, a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Special worship assembly begins at 6 p.m. with the young men of the church. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Fellowship Breakfast is at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joe Mosley is pastor.

Calvary Baptist

Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship service is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr. is pastor.

Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 5 with fifth Sunday singing and new deacon R.C. Quarles will be honored. Cake, punch and coffee will be provided. Discipleship training is canceled GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, children’s activities, youth and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Men’s Harvest work day begins at 7 a.m. Nov. 5.

Bovina Baptist

Cedar Grove

Bethlehem M.B.

Fall Festival celebration is today from 2 until 4. Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school under the direction of Bill Arrington. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, under the direction of Jerry Stuart, minister of music. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Donna Harper is pianist. Brian Parker, interim pastor and minister of students and education will deliver the morning message. Evening services begin at 5 with Bible study and mission organizations. Worship is at 6 with fifth Sunday singing under the direction of Stuart.Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study, younger children’s and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids On the Rock (grades 1-6) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596. Visit www.bowmarbaptist.org.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Wor-

Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Jimmie Jefferson is superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Paul H. Fleming, pastor and teacher. Members are asked to wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is Mondays. Children’s choir rehearsal is each second Tuesday. Brotherhood meets each second Friday. All begin at 7 p.m. Travanti Hill is minister of music. Wednesday Night Live begins at 7 each first Wednesday. Prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Brotherhood ministry meets each second Friday at 7 p.m.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the 20th Sunday after Pentecost with morning prayer/ Holy Eucharist at the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Jim Miller will lead the 8 a.m. service in the chapel. Jane Calhoun will lead the 1o a.m. service in the church. The Rev. Sam Godfrey will celebrate at both services. Sunday school begins at 9 in the Sunday school building. Adults meet in the parish hall. Choir practice is at 9:30 in the parish hall. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Godfrey will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Centering prayer will be at 5:30 in the chancel. Morning

devotion “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm34:4 • The times that will most strengthen and enrich your life are those times when you go barehanded, armed with only the Spirit of God against the red lion of hell and prevail. Like Samson, who killed a lion with his bare hands, then ate honey out of its carcass (see Judges 14:6-9). • Whatever is hounding and threatening your life right now, you must hold fast to the Word of God that promises deliverance and hope, power and strength, wisdom and guidance. Look beyond the physical evidence to the spiritual promise of God. Problems are opportunities for God’s power to be manifest in your life. • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org

prayer is at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday in the church. Call 601-638-5899. Visit www.chirstchurchvburg.dioms.org.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx.com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The 20th Sunday After Pentecost at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30 with the Rev. Luther Ott celebrating. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30 and children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch group meets at 12:10 p.m. On Wednesday, Daughters of the King will meet at 6:30 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; women’s ministry devotional service is each fourth Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday. All begin at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Saturday before the second, third and fifth Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Cool Spring M.B. Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Regular worship is each third Sunday. Youth worship is each fifth Sunday All begin at 11 a.m. Third Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Consecration Sunday service is at 10:55 with the Rev. Johnny Crosby, guest speaker. Celebration Luncheon is at noon in Wesley Hall. UMYF will meet at 5 pm. Melody Makers meet at 9:45. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 10:40. The sanc-

tuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap-accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall. On Monday, nominations committee meets at noon in the Agape classroom. On Tuesday, Men’s Breakfast with a devotion begins at 6:50. a.m. On Wednesday, the youth will be picked up from school to the Vicksburg Convalescent Home. Dinner is at 5:15. Children’s activities begin at 5:45. Youth Bible study, the program/Bible study and adult handbells rehearsal are at 6. Chancel Choir rehearsal is at 7. On Thursday, the nominations committee meets at noon in the conference room. The Youth will work at Waltersville Estates Playground from 3 p.m. until dark. On Nov. 5, the youth will work from 8 a.m. until noon at Waltersville Estates Playground. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Lord’s Supper being observed and at 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. On Wednesday, Prayer service is at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon with a special time for youth. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake HiSteppers walk at 8:30 a.m. weekdays in the fellowship hall. Call 601-218-6255 or 601636-7177.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Bible class/prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is the pastor.

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful

Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Worship service is broadcast on the local access channel at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. Call 601-629-3900, 601-638-3433 or 601-218-5629 for shuttle bus. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911 or visit www.ggsmbc. org. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

First Baptist

Greater Jerusalem

Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. E-Groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English As a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; children’s choirs at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. Joy Fellowship will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall for a covereddish program. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building.

Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. Deacons meet at 7 p.m. each last Thursday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-6348186. The Rev. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

First Christian Services at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. Fall Festival is from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday in Bryan hall. Christmas Cantata rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by committee and board meetings at 7.

Gibson Memorial Services at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Bell choir begins at 5:15 p.m. Choir practice is at 6:30.

Gospel Temple Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is superintendent. Bemmie Slaughter is assistant superintendent. Woman’s ministry begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Worship with Communion is at 11 each second and fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study are at 6:30 Wednesday. For transportation call 601-634-0759. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Bible study. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Deacons meet at 4:30 p.m., followed by discipleship training at 5:30. Worship is at 6:30 with fifth Sunday singing. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed first Sundays.

Greater Mount Lebanon Services at Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 339 Alpine St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is each first and third Sunday at 11. Youth service begins at 11 each fifth Sunday. The pastor’s appreciation program begins at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Randal Burge, guest speaker. On Wednesday, Sunday night preview begins at 5:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30. Bible class is at 7. Deacons board meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each first, second and third Tuesday. Curtis Ross is the pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10. Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat begin at 3 p.m. Block party begins at 5. A nursery is available. On Monday, Cub Scouts meets at 6 p.m. Christmas post rehearsal is at 6:30. Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Prayer group and Honduras Mission Team meet at 6. On Wednesday, Membership Care meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Handbells begins at 5:45. Christmas post practice is at 6:30. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7. On Thursday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Neighborhood Kids meets at 4. Christmas Post rehearsal is at 6:30. The Rev. Susannah Grubbs Carr is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Anglican Church in North America — REC) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; the “1928 Book of Common Prayer” is in use. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. A podcast, “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” can be heard at www.markbleakleystainedglass2.blogspot.com. Call 601-529-9636.

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church events Continued from Page B2. St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Back to Basics Bible class is at 5 p.m. Monday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7. Grace and Prophecy is broadcast at 11 p.m. Wednesdays on the Word Network or watch online at www.gracephophecy.com. Linda Sweezer is founding pastor. Visit www.houseofpeacechurch. com.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, is at 10:45. Discipleship training and choir practice are at 5 p.m., followed by worship at 6. On Wednesday, children’s classes for grades K-6, youth and prayer services begin at 7. Adult choir practice begins at 8, led by Dale Yocum, music director. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 9 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2 through 6 is available on Sundays and for ages 2 through 10 on Thursdays. Women’s Conference is set for Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. with First Ladies, Barbara J. Taylor, Yoyce Williams and Dora Mace Christian. Call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-77914 for transportation. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. Regular worship is at 10. Voices of Praise will provide the music for both services. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver both messages. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW-FM 104.7 and KJIW-FM 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon Friday. CDs of each sermon and Bible study are available by calling the church at 601638-7658. Transportation is available by calling 601-8314387 or 601-218-7113 the day before.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Wimby leading praise and worship and children’s church led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday evening services begin at 6:30 with adult Bible study in the sanctuary, Royal Rangers, youth Bible study and children’s Bible Explorers. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship supper begins at 5:30 tonight in the fellowship hall. Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Sharon Forbes will lead the children and youth classes. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Worship is at 11 with

special events TODAY

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• King of King Christian Center — 3 p.m., Hallelujah Night; Willie P. Taylor, pastor; 4209 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Olive M.B. — 5 p.m., choir program; the Rev. Richard Hopkins, pastor; Oak Ridge.

• Mercy Seat Baptist — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Night; snacks and games; 5 Dos Casas Lane. • Mount Carmel Ministries — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Night; games and fellowship; all youth invited; 2015 Grove St. • New Mount Elem — 6 p.m. Holyween; fun and games; Annie Chiles 601-638-2409; the Rev. Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Night; games and food; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • Shiloh M.B. — 6 p.m., Hallelujah Night; 920 Meadow St.

sunday • Cedar Grove M.B. — 11 a.m., observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month; members are asked to wear pink; 3300 Grange Hall Road. • Family Life Cathedral — 5 p.m., Hallelujah Night; free Lion King movie, refreshments and treats; 601-629-3900; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave. • Belmont M.B. — 11 a.m., Men’s Day; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Ebenezer M.B. — 2:30, usher board program; the Rev. Kevin Winters, guest speaker; 2346 Grove St. • Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist — 3 p.m., appreciation service for Curtis Ross, pastor; the Rev. Randal Burge, speaker; 339 Alpine St. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 3 p.m., celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the Women In Red program by the Women in Red Ministry; the Rev. Gregory Butler, pastor; 907 Farmer St. • King David No. 1 M.B. — 2 p.m., usher board musical; women to wear red or black and men to wear black; the Rev. A.L. Hines; 2717 Letitia St. • Mercy Seat M.B. — 2 p.m., 106th church anniversary; the Rev. Dr. Leonard Walker, guest speaker; New Mount Elem M.B Church choir and local choirs; dinner; the Rev. Rudy Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casa Lane. • Mount Alban M.B. — 11 a.m., Youth services; the Revs. Darrell Woullard Jr. and Troy Truly, guest speakers; youth groups invited; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • New Hope M.B. —11 a.m., revival; the Rev. Marquis Powell, speaker; the Rev. Frank Gardner Jr., pastor; 6320 Bovina Cutoff Road. • Ridgeway Baptist — 5 p.m., finger food fellowship; 6, singing; Clara Oakes, 601-638-6020, to participate; 4684 Redwood Road. • St. Luke Community Baptist — 11:15 a.m., Youth Day service; youth choirs and praise dancers invited; the Rev. Billy Bennett Jr., pastor; 707 Pierce St. • St. Paul — 11 a.m., worship, followed by clothing and etcetera give-away; Family Life Center; 601-831-0850; 437 Tiffintown Road, Bovina. • Springhill M.B. — 9 a.m., youth Sunday; Cedric Magee, guest speaker; the Rev. Reginald Anderson, pastor; 815 Mission 66. • WC Baptist Association — 7 p.m., fund raising drive; the Rev. Joe Harris, guest speaker; the Rev. R.L. Miller, moderator; 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St. Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor, delivering the message. Evening activities begin at 5:30 with training union for young adults, led by Debra Grayson and men’s prayer. Worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. with young adults training union, led by Grayson, and Bible study and prayer service for adults. A nursery is provided.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Harvest Festival is from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, children are free. Bible study is at 7 Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor Visit www.thelivingwordbaptistchurch.com or e-mail livingwordbless@aol.com.

Locust Grove M.B. Services at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Rudolph Walker is superintendent. Communion is each second Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and each fourth Sunday at 8:30. Fifth Sunday testimonial services begin at 8:30 a.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice begins at 5:30 p.m. each first, second and fourth Monday. The Rev. Robert L. Miller is pastor.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for Reformation Sunday will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at

The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org; 601-6361894.

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is at 11 each second and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Service begins at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 5

wednesday • Travelers Rest Baptist — 2 p.m., 98th church anniversary; the Rev. R.E. Cook, guest speaker; Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

NOV. 5 • King of Kings Christian Center — 3 p.m., women’s conference; Joyce Williams, Dora Mace Christian and Barbara J. Taylor; 4209 Mount Alban Road. • New Mount Elem — 6 p.m., creative worship and praise explosion; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave.

NOV. 6 • First Baptist — 5 p.m., Carlow choir, under the direction of John De Chiaro; concert of sacred music; 601-636-2934; 1607 Cherry St. • King of Kings Christian Center — 10 a.m., women’s conference; Barbara J. Taylor, Joyce Williams and Dora Mace Christian; 4209 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Hebron M.B. — 2 p.m., 103rd church anniversary; Willie White, pastor, speaker; also pastor of St. James No. 1 M.B. Church; Tucker Road, Bovina. • Springhill M.B. — 3 p.m., Harvest Celebration; Bishop Paxton Branch and New Light Baptist Church choir; harvest food will be served; bring a non-perishable food item for donation; Dr. Reginald Anderson, pastor; 815 Mission 66.

NOV. 12 • Harvest Ball — 6 p.m., advance tickets, $20 per person; at the door, $25 per person and $35 per couple; 601-638-9015; Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Mulberry St. • Mount Pilgrim Baptist — 6 p.m., deacon board program; the Rev. Troy Lee Smith, guest speaker; Joseph Brown, pastor; 117 Heather Drive. • Wayside Baptist — 8:30 a.m., Vacation Bible school and hayride; 6151 Jeff Davis Road.

p.m. Thursdays. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. Trustee board meeting begins at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 Saturdays before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601-636-4999.

Sunday. Hallelujah Night is from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, all youth are invited. For information or transportation, call 601-218-5087 or 601638-9015. The Revs. Mitchell and Dr. Deborah Dent are pastors.

Mount Carmel M.B.

Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.

Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship with Communion is first Sundays. Sunday school enhancement is second Sundays; worship and testimony service is third Sundays; and youth services are fourth and fifth Sundays. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each Monday after the second Sunday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Marriage enrichment seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the second and third

Mount Hebron M.B.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 Sundays. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St.,

begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Holyween will be celebrated on the parking lot with tailgating and games. Prayer/ Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant follows Sunday school third Sundays; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice under the direction of Jean Thomas is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Poplar Grove Services at New Poplar Grove Independent Methodist Church, 4366 Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Youth Day begins at 11 with Minister Dorothy Hatfield, delivering the message. Communion is each first and third Sunday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

New Rock of Ages M.B. Services at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Herbert Jackson is assistant superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Youth service is each fifth Sunday at 11. Patricia Stamps is pianist. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Monday, followed by prayer meeting at 6. The usher ministry meets each third Saturday at 1 p.m. Choir rehearsal is at 2. Pastor aide ministry meets at 4 p.m. each first Monday. Mission ministry meets each third Monday at 4 p.m. For transportation call 601529-4159 or 601-634-6598. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional, followed by Sunday school/Bible study for all ages at 9:45. Worship is at 10:45. Choir practice begins at 5 p.m., followed by worship at 6. On Wednesday, AWANAS and youth ministry begin at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study/prayer service begins at 7. A nursery and children’ ministry activities are provided for all services. Justin Rhodes is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. Continued on Page B4.


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church events Continued from Page B3. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Hallelujah Night is Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. The 20th Sunday after Pentecost services for Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Sunday school begins at 10. A church council meeting and meal is at noon Sunday. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-4375046.

Primitive Baptist Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church on Warrior’s Trail begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon by Dr. Reid Bishop. Elder Charles Holden is pator.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin with Open Assembly at 10 a.m., followed by Sunday school. Worship with a special time for youth is at 11. Colt and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. Brian Britton and Bubba Kealhofer will be ushers. On Wednesday, adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website at www.redwoodunitedmethodistchurch.org. Call 601-2186255.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit www.myrefugechurch.com.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11, with the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Fifth Sunday fellowship begins at 5 p.m., bring finger food. Singing begins at 6, call Irene Reeves, 601-638-1558 or Clara Oaks 601-638-6020 to participate. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/ prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Founders’ Festival activities begin at 10 today with an Antique and Classic Car Display and Civil War Encampment. A Civil War Skirmish begins at 2 p.m., followed by the dedication of St. Alban’s Historical Marker. Prayer Service begins at 6 with lighting of the luminaries in the cemetery and a stroll through history. Services for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Holy

Eucharist, Rite I. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 11 with the Very Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, preaching and celebrating at both services. Dinner on the grounds is from noon until 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. There will be live music, living history encampment, youth activities, Civil War vendors and ECW Country Market. On Wednesday, a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway” is at 7 a.m. Bible study begins at 9. Healing service and Holy Eucharist are at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 601-6366687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: the 20th Sunday after Pentecost; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Evening Divine Liturgy of St. Raphael of Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m. Friday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601636-2483. Visit www.stgeorgevicksburg.org.

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Community Services at St. Luke Community Church, 707 Pierce St., begin at 11:15 a.m. with worship each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday before the second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III, is superintendent. The Lord’s Supper is each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Al Frederick Fairley, guest speaker. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Willie Williams, deacon and instructor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal The Men’s Club of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will host a fish fry today from 11 until 2.

The 20th Sunday after Pentecost will be observed at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Denny Allman bringing the message and serving at Holy Eucharist, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Snacks are available before and after the service.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. High school PSR is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Eucharist service in Spanish is at 2 p.m. Sundays. To learn more about the Catholic faith, call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. All Saints Day Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Monday and at 7 a.m. Tuesday. First Friday Mass and Anointing of the Sick is at 7 a.m., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m. Rite of Christian Initiation of classes continues Wednesday at 7 p.m. for adults interested in the Catholic faith. Call 601636-0140

St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Evelyn Byrd is superintendent. Roosevelt Kidd is assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday with Communion being observed. Theresa Williams is church musician. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Each second Saturday choir rehearsal is at noon. Ushers ministry meeting is at 1:30. Pastor aide ministry is at 2:30. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Second Union M.B. Services at Second Union M.B. Church, 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by George Martin III, superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Each first Saturday, choir rehearsal begins at noon. Usher board meets at 2 p.m. Claudia Herrington is musician. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. Saturdays before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturdays before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.Visit www.sgbc. thischurch.org.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Solid Rock Pentecostal Services at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 4945 U.S. 61 North, begin at 2 p.m. with worship. Bill Talbert, pastor, will deliver the sermon. Music is led by Catherine Barry. Live Praise begins at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study is led by Dane Stewart at 6 p.m. Prayer is at 7, led by Elder Terry West. Worship and word are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, led by Elder Jerry Marshall. For prayer, home Bible study or transportation call 601-636-0692. Visit www.solid-rockchurch. org.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m., followed by the Lord’s Supper being observed. Wednesday prayer services are at 10 a.m. Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047. Visit www.southsidebcvicskburg.com.

Springhill M.B. Services at Springhill M.B. Church, Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each first and third Sunday and at 9:30 each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Communion services begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday with the Rev. Joseph L. Brown, pastor, delivering the message. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays before the first and third Sunday.

Stanfield New Life Services at Stanfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. New membership orientation is each second and fourth Sunday at 2 p.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Angel Food Orders are taken monthly, call 601-638-5380.

Temple of Empowerment Services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin at 9 a.m. with worship. Communion is each first Sunday. Women’s Sunday is each third and fifth Sunday. Youth Sunday is each fourth Sunday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor and founder. Call 601636-0438. E-mail thetemplevicksburg@att.net.

dren’s church is provided for grades 1-6. Fourth Sunday music is by Men of Purpose choir. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 Tuesday nights. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Men of Purpose meets for rehearsal each first and third Monday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 601636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Temple Baptist Services at Trinity Temple Baptist Church, 3802 Patricia St, begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast. Sunday school is at 8. Worship is at 9. Prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible class at 6:30. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Javelin Clark is the musician. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor. Call 601-636-1636.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship under the direction of Landy Maughon. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on www.triumphchurchvicksburg.com. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, GENERATE student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets at 8 a.m. first Saturdays. A nursery is provided.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist

Warrenton Independent

Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. A nursery is available. Chil-

Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, delivering the message. Junior

The Rev. Richard Gill, a prominent U.S. Legion priest until he left the congregation in 2010 after 29 years, has openly criticized De Paolis’ efforts, particularly his refusal to remove compromised superiors, saying “dismissals will be needed to restore some measure of confidence in the Legion.” Claudia Madero left the movement in August after living like a nun for 35 years,

citing the refusal of her Mexican superiors and De Paolis to embrace change. Benedict, however, gave De Paolis an unofficial vote of confidence last month when he kept him on as his Legion envoy while letting the 76-year-old Italian retire as head of the Vatican’s economics office. Benedict’s spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, declined to say if the pope

church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with fifth Sunday popcorn and singing. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings. Vacation Bible school is set for Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and includes a hayride.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Joey Wright, , preaching, assisted by Elder Terry Warren. Evening service begins at 6 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. Hannah Circle begins at 7 p m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bells begins at 5:15 p.m. Choir is at 6. Prayer/Bible study is at 7:15. Visit www.wpcvicksburg.com.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www.woodlawnbc.com. Evening worship and youth Bible study and Awana are at 5:45. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family activities begin with supper at 5 p.m. Children’s missions and music begin at 5:40. Underground Connections for the youth begin at 5:45. Sanctuary choir rehearsal begins at 7:10 p.m. Call 601636-5320.

The Word Church Services at the The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bishop Oscar L. Davis is pastor.

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Minister Virginia Houston is superintendent. Deacon Eddie James Lee is assistant superintendent. The following are at 11 a.m. — Communion first Sundays; worship second and fourth Sundays; women’s ministry third Sundays; and youth ministry fifth Sundays. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

Legion Continued from Page B1. the movement has seen a dramatic decline in membership since the scandal was revealed in 2009. An estimated 70 of the 890 Legion priests and upwards of a third of the movement’s 900 consecrated women have left or are taking time away to ponder their future. Seminarians have fled — 232 last year alone, an unusually high 16 percent dropout rate for one year. New recruits

are expected to number fewer than 100 this year, half what they averaged before the scandal. The AP compiled the figures based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former members. In August, about 20 current and former Legion priests met secretly for a week in Cordoba, Spain, to discuss forming an association to support Legion priests who

leave the order, participants told the AP. The move could encourage more to leave. And earlier this month, the six editors of the Legion-affiliated Catholic news agency Zenit quit en masse, following the resignation of Zenit’s founder. He had cited differences in editorial vision and a loss of trust with the Legion’s superiors over the way they covered up Maciel’s crimes.

thought De Paolis’ mandate should be changed given the exodus, saying the cardinal speaks for himself. Legion spokesman the Rev. Andreas Schoeggl, meanwhile, gave De Paolis a thumbs up, saying his work had been “great,” with all Legion priests helping rewrite the order’s constitutions — a shift from the past when decisions were made only at the top.


Belhaven at Univ. of Cumberlands / 12:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Miss. Valley St. / 2 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Prairie View / at Shreveport / 4 p.m. Centre College at Millsaps / 1 p.m. Mississippi College at Sul Ross St. / 1 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern / 6 p.m.

Southern Miss at UTEP

Ole Miss at Auburn

7 p.m. TV: CBS College Sports Network Radio: 105.1 FM On TV

11 a.m. FX - Missouri at Texas A&M 11 a.m. ESPN - Michigan State at Nebraska 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Purdue at Michigan 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Arkansas at Vanderbilt 2:30 p.m. NBC - Navy at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. CBS - Georgia vs. Florida 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma at Kansas State 6:15 p.m. ESPN2 - South Carolina at Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN - Wisconsin at Ohio State 7 p.m. ABC - Stanford at Southern California

6 p.m. TV: ESPNU Radio: 1490 AM

Mississippi St. at Kentucky 6 p.m. TV: FSN Radio: 105.5 FM

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PUZZLES C5 | CLASSIFIEDS C6 Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

A tale of two offenses dictates Classic By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com

Cards on top St. Louis beats Texas in Game 7 to take World Series crown/C3

screen to put the Gators back in front by 12 points. “We had all of the momentum on our side when we got that safety. We had our chances offensively. We just couldn’t convert,” WC coach Josh Morgan said. Stamps’ third touchdown catch of the night was a big blow, but not a fatal one for the Vikings. They got back within a single score when Aaron Stamps pushed his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 28-23 with 3:44 remaining. And then, as so often happens in this rivalry, things took a dramatic turn. WC elected to kick the ball deep and rely on its defense to stop Vicksburg’s potent

In Friday night’s River City Classic, one offense managed to do just enough. The other did not. Vicksburg’s offense made the plays when it needed them and Warren Central’s struggled mightily in a 28-23 VHS victory at Viking Stadium. When the Viking defense got a third-quarter safety and Curtis Ross scored to cap the ensuing drive and cut the lead to 21-16, the excitement on the WC bench was palpable. “We had all of the momentum on our side when we got that safety,” WC coach Josh Morgan said. “We had our chances offensively. We just couldn’t convert. We were handcuffed offensively. We ran the ball, but not consistently. We couldn’t put together the long drives we needed.” Despite getting a solid game out of Aaron Stamps, who rushed 22 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns, the passing game withered. Senior WC quarterback Chase Ladd completed only 2 of 10 passes for six yards and one interception. That pick gave Vicksburg a short field that it cashed in on. Senior tailbck Darius Youngblood scored on a 2-yard run to give Vicksburg a 21-7 advantage. In the first half, the Vikings were hit with seven penalties and managed only one first down. "We shot ourselves in the foot with penalties,” senior tight end Patrick Varnado said. “In the second half, we finally got it together, but it was too late. This is very

See Gators, Page C3.

See Vikings, Page C3.

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL WC at Brandon jamboree Today, 12:45 p.m. Vicksburg at Forest Hill jamboree Today, 2:30 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. FSN, ESPNU; 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network - College football fans with a good TV package and quick remote can whip around through the games of all of Mississippi’s “Big Three” tonight. Mississippi State and Kentucky play on FSN at 6, and Ole Miss vs. Auburn kicks off on ESPNU at the same time. An hour later, Southern Miss plays at UTEP on CBS Sports Network.

Who’s hot A.J. STAMPS

Vicksburg High receiver caught seven passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns, and also had a key interception on defense in a 28-23 win over Warren Central on Friday night.

Sidelines Hinds QB Anthony wins weekly award

Hinds Community College quarterback Deon Anthony was selected national offensive player of the week by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Anthony completed 14 of 18 passes for 415 yards and four touchdowns, and also ran for a score in a 59-32 win over Pearl River last week. It was just the latest in a string of outstanding performances for the sophomore from New Iberia, La. He has thrown for 1,818 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, with only three interceptions in 181 attempts.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 2-2-7 La. Pick 4: 7-2-8-4 Weekly results: C2

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Vicksburg players and coaches celebrate with the River City Classic trophy after beating Warren Central 28-23 on Friday

at Viking Stadium. The Gators have won five in a row over their archrivals.

Gators make it five straight

Vicksburg defeats WC to take home inaugural River City Classic trophy By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com Like most of the recent editions of the Vicksburg-Warren Central rivalry, Friday night’s game came down to the final frantic moments. And, like most of the recent editions, it had the same result. A.J. Stamps caught three touchdown passes, Darius Youngblood rushed for 155 yards and a score, and Vicksburg claimed its fifth consecutive win over Warren Central, 28-23. Since losing 22 of the first 24 meetings in the rivalry, Vicksburg has won five of the last six. Four of the last five games have been decided by a touchdown or less. The eventual winning score on Friday night came

Vicksburg 28, Warren Central 23 Records: VHS (4-6, 2-4 in REgion 2-6A); WC (1-9, 1-5) The skinny: Gators beat WC for fifth straight time to keep playoff hopes alive Up next: VHS hosts Clinton; WC hosts Jim Hill midway through the fourth quarter, and Vicksburg fended off a last-ditch drive by WC to hang on. “It was a great game. Every year we’ve played them it’s been a great game,” said Vicksburg quarterback Cameron Cooksey, who completed 15 of 27 passes for 185 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. “It seems like it doesn’t matter what the record is between us. It’s always a

good game. We come ready to play and we want it on both sides.” The win also kept Vicksburg’s playoff hopes alive. The Gators (4-6, 2-4 Region 2-6A) can reach the postseason for the first time since 2008 by beating Clinton in next week’s season finale. Warren Central (1-9, 1-5), meanwhile, was eliminated from the race and will miss the playoffs for the second straight year. It’ll wrap up the season next week at home against Jim Hill. WC twice cut a two-touchdown deficit to five against Vicksburg, but couldn’t get closer. After using a safety and a 10-yard TD run by Curtis Ross to make it 21-16 in the third quarter, Cooksey tossed a 12-yard TD pass to Stamps on a wide receiver

Flashes bitten by Bogue Chitto

Eagles can’t finish at Prentiss Christian

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

The little mistakes are costing Porters Chapel dearly. Despite 180 rushing yards and three touchdowns from senior running back Kawayne Gaston, the Eagles lost their regular season finale, 24-20, at Prentiss Christian on Friday night. It was the second loss in a row for the Eagles, who have already locked up a playoff berth. The Eagles (5-6, 2-3 District 4-A) led as late as two minutes left, 20-17, but the defense allowed the Saints (5-5, 3-2) to score the winning TD with 1:12 remaining. “It was a good, close ballgame. We controlled the ball, but we couldn’t make a big stop,” PCA coach Wade Patrick said. “It’s a matter of the small mistakes biting us and we’re not good enough to over-

St. Aloysius had its best offensive game since its last win, but two fourth-quarter turnovers stopped the Flashes’ rally against Bogue Chitto. The visiting Bobcats got two touchdown passes and two runs from Brock Roberts to pace a 39-21 win Friday night at Balzli Field. Bogue Chitto improved to 6-2 in Region 4-1A play to stay in third place and is now 8-2 overall. St. Al (1-9, 1-7) ends its season next week at Mount Olive. The loss spoiled an excellent game from Flashes senior Carlton Campbell in his final game at home. Campbell rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and

caught four passes for 67 yards. Still, it wasn’t enough. “We finally got out there and tried to play,” Campbell said. “We ran more of a two tight-end set and that gave us more blocking up front. We passed the ball a little more and Carlisle (Koestler) did great. The one interception there late wasn’t his fault.” The pick, though, did end St. Al’s hopes of a victory for Campbell and his three fellow seniors, Scott Johnston, Robert Arledge and Zane Russell. Trailing 33-21 early in the fourth quarter, the Flashes defense finally stopped the Bobcat offense, which had scored on five straight possessions. A 23-yard punt gave St. Al the ball at it own 48 See Flashes, Page C3.

From staff reports

St. Aloysius running back Carlton Campbell runs for a gain against Bogue Chitto Friday. Bogue Chitto 39, St. Aloysius 21 Records: St. Aloysius (1-9, 1-7 Region 4-1A): Bogue Chitto (8-2, 6-2) The skinny: Two fourthquarter turnovers derail St. Al’s comeback Next: St. Al at Mount Olive

come them.” The Eagles will open the Class A playoffs at Wilkinson Christian in Woodville next week. “ We c a n Kawayne either fold our Gaston tents and go home or we can fight tooth and nail,” Patrick said. “In the playoffs, anything can happen. If you can play your best one game one night, anyone can win.”

Prentiss Christian 24, Porters Chapel 20 The records: PCA (5-6, 2-3 District 4-A); PCS (5-5, 3-2) The skinny: Late rushing TD with 1:12 left sinks Eagles Up next: PCA at Wilkinson Christian


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 9:30 a.m. Speed - Truck Series, qualifying for Kroger 200, at Martinsville, Va. (tape) 11 a.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, qualifying for Tums Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 1 p.m. Speed - Truck Series, Kroger 200 GOLF 7 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Andalucia Masters 1:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour Championship Midnight TGC - PGA Tour, Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia RODEO 8 p.m. Versus - PBR, World Finals, fourth round SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Arsenal at Chelsea

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from staff & AP reports

College sports West Virginia bolts Big East for Big 12 The Big 12 on Friday invited West Virginia to join the league next season, giving the conference a replacement for Missouri and dealing another setback to the beleaguered Big East. The league announced the move in a news release that also said it expects to have 10 schools for the 2012-13 season, listing West Virginia but not Missouri. Missouri has been rumored for several weeks to be close to a move to the Southeastern Conference, but has not yet made an official announcement. Late Thursday night, the SEC inadvertently posted on its website that Missouri was joining the league. The conference said no agreement has been reached with the school, but it was yet another sign that it’s just a matter of time that the Tigers will follow Texas A&M and leave the Big 12 for the SEC. The web page, dated an unspecified “Monday,” even included details on Missouri-SEC connections, the university’s athletic history and natural geographic fit. “Culturally, Missouri is as well known for its barbecue, country music, history and rich tradition as the majority of the current states of the SEC,” the announcement said, then noted a detail Missouri is particularly proud of. “Missouri is one of only 35 public U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).” SEC spokesman Charles Bloom posted on Twitter that a Web vendor made a mistake and that the league and Missouri do not have an agreement. The announcement was pulled from the site. Meanwhile, West Virginia’s departure dealt another blow to the Big East. Of the eight original members for the conference’s football league, only Rutgers remains. The Big East is trying to reconfigure itself as a 12-team football league and has been courting six schools, including Boise State, to join. Now it will need seven to get to 12. While the Big 12’s statement said West Virginia will begin competing in the 2012-13 athletic season, Big East Commissioner John Marinatto said that the Mountaineers will be staying in the Big East for two more seasons.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 29 1977 — Russell Erxleben of Texas kicks a 60-yard field goal in a 26-0 rout of Texas Tech for his third field goal of the season over 60 yards, an NCAA record. 1994 — Arnold Mickens rushes for more than 200 yards for the eighth consecutive game, breaking the NCAA Division I-AA singleseason rushing record as Butler beats Evansville 49-14. Mickens’ 244 yards gives him a total of 2,111, surpassing the record of 2,016 set by Towson State’s Tony Vinson. 2005 — Top-ranked Southern California wins its 30th straight game, routing Washington State 55-13. The Trojans tie Texas for the 11thlongest winning streak in major college football history. 2008 — Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies finish off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started, capturing their first World Series title since 1980.

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scoreboard prep football Mississippi scores Aberdeen 63, South Pontotoc 0 Ackerman 41, Hamilton 35, 2OT Amory 49, Pontotoc 18 Baldwyn 34, Hatley 16 Bassfield 27, Lumberton 8 Biloxi 56, Hancock 14 Bogue Chitto 34, St. Aloysius 21 Booneville 6, Belmont 0 Brandon 45, Natchez 26 Calhoun City 27, Bruce 16 Cathedral 55, Hinds AHS 34 Center Hill 23, New Hope 12 Central Hinds Aca. 34, Prairie View, La. 0 Centreville Aca. 35, Silliman, La. 12 Cleveland 19, Greenwood 7 Coldwater 72, Biggersville 18 Corinth 21, Shannon 20 D’Iberville 15, George County 10 Deer Creek 55, West Memphis Christian, Ark. 8 Dexter 40, Mount Olive 0 East Central 31, West Harrison County 14 East Marion 26, Richton 7 East Rankin Aca. 34, Copiah Aca. 28 East Side 52, Velma Jackson 24 Florence 46, Raymond 12 Forest 52, Morton 6 Forrest Co. AHS 21, Bay St. Louis 10 Franklin Co. 28, Jefferson County 3 French Camp 19, Durant 13 Germantown 56, Richland 15 Greene County 28, St. Stanislaus 7 Greenville-Weston 34, Clinton 28 Harrison Central 19, St. Martin 6 Hattiesburg 22, Oak Grove 21 Hazlehurst 35, Crystal Springs 14 Heritage Aca. 32, Pillow Aca. 14 Hernando 50, Saltillo 35 Houston 29, Kosciusko 0 ICCE 14, Oak Hill Aca. 12 Itawamba 41, Tishomingo County 14 Jackson Aca. 35, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 26 Jackson Prep 21, Parklane Aca. 0 Kemper County 34, Heidelberg 13 Kossuth 33, Holly Springs 13 Lake 38, South Leake 21 Leake Aca. 49, Winston Aca. 45 Louisville 37, Leake Central 6 Madison St. Joseph 57, Enterprise Lincoln 0 Marshall Aca. 42, Kirk Aca. 26 McComb 18, West Jones 14 McLaurin 49, St. Andrew’s 13 Meridian 49, Terry 7 Mize 32, Clarkdale 10 Mooreville 30, Nettleton 28 Murrah 13, Jim Hill 7 Nanih Waiya 47, East Oktibbeha 6 Neshoba Central 48, Lanier 6 New Albany 43, Lewisburg 7 Newton Co. Aca. 38, Ben’s Ford, La. 6 Noxapater 41, West Oktibbeha 6 Noxubee County 36, Caledonia 7 O’Bannon 24, Riverside 12 Ocean Springs 27, Gulfport 7 Okolona 40, Walnut 13 Olive Branch 43, Columbus 14 Pascagoula 10, Moss Point 0 Pearl River Central 38, Gautier 14 Petal 35, Forest Hill 20 Philadelphia 42, Choctaw Central 7 Picayune 38, Long Beach 28 Pisgah 61, Enterprise Clarke 34 Poplarville 56, Vancleave 8 Potts Camp 49, New Site 6 Prentiss Christian 24, Porters Chapel Aca. 20 Presbyterian Christian 21, Starkville Aca. 3 Quitman 44, Newton County 28 Ridgeland 21, Yazoo City 20 Ripley 54, Alcorn Central 0 Sebastopol 44, Ethel 36 Seminary 18, Collins 14 Simpson Aca. 28, Lamar School 14 Smithville 25, Thrasher 13 South Jones 27, Stone County 7 South Panola 41, Grenada 0 Southaven 50, DeSoto Central 22 Southeast Lauderdale 36, Newton 6 Starkville 35, Callaway 21 Taylorsville 50, Bay Springs 25 Tri-County Aca. 42, Greenville Christian 7 Tupelo 31, Horn Lake 7 Union 49, Scott Central 14 Vardaman 20, TCPS 17 Vicksburg 28, Warren Central 23 Washington School 38, Magnolia Heights 7 Water Valley 42, Mantachie 6 Wayne County 48, Brookhaven 0 Weir 46, West Lowndes 44 Wesson 48, Puckett 21 West Marion 40, St. Patrick 0 West Point 31, Oxford 21 Wilkinson Christian 40, CENLA 22 Winona Christian 46, Humphreys Aca. 6 Yazoo County 36, Indianola Aca. 32

Louisiana scores Abbeville 29, Berwick 0 Acadiana 49, Comeaux 7 Airline 42, Southwood 16 Albany 50, Bogalusa 44 Amite 27, Loranger 0 Arcadia 56, St. Frederick Catholic 7 Archbishop Hannan 40, Mount Hermon 0 Avoyelles 60, Buckeye 6 Baker 64, Sojourner Truth Academy 26 Barbe 49, Sulphur 15 Basile 25, Oberlin 6 Bastrop 52, Wossman 23 Baton Rouge Catholic 28, St. Amant 7 Baton Rouge Episcopal 38, Capitol Academy 0 Belle Chasse 28, Helen Cox 9 Block 70, St. Mary 28 Bolton 35, Peabody 18 Bonnabel 18, Destrehan 14 Breaux Bridge 28, Cecilia 6 Broadmoor 36, Istrouma 8 Brother Martin 44, Greensboro, Ala. 0 Caldwell 31, Vidalia 6 Central Catholic 41, Hanson Memorial 26 Central Hinds Aca., Miss. 34, Prairie View 0 Centreville Aca., Miss. 35, Silliman 12 Country Day 56, Ridgewood 6 Covington 34, Easton 15 Delhi Charter 51, Tensas 0 Denham Springs 28, Walker 6 DeQuincy 27, Rosepine 26 Donaldsonville 32, Brusly 6 Dutchtown 41, McKinley 28 East Ascension 28, Woodlawn (BR) 25 Eunice 35, Rayne 20 Evangel Christian Academy 63, North Webster 6 Farmerville 42, Carroll 36 Franklinton 14, Salmen 10 G.W. Carver 35, South Plaquemines 16 Glenbrook 54, Claiborne 6 Hahnville 28, John Ehret 21 Hamilton Christian Academy 18, Merryville 14 Hammond 47, Pearl River 0 Haughton 45, Parkway 20 Haynesville 28, Oak Grove 21 Higgins 20, East St. John 15 Holy Cross 23, Riverdale 14 Holy Savior Menard 58, Red River 12 Homer 33, Jonesboro-Hodge 14 Independence 20, Sumner 7 Jennings 36, South Beauregard 14 John Curtis Christian 49, Clark 6 Kaplan 35, Erath 6 Karr 35, McDonogh ‥35 6 Kentwood 32, Christian Life Academy 13 Kinder 49, East Beauregard 7 L.B. Landry 34, Baton Rouge Christian 14 LaGrange 41, Opelousas 6 Lake Arthur 50, Pickering 22 Lake Providence 50, Lakeside 20

VICKSBURG 28, WARREN CENTRAL 23 Vicksburg 7 7 7 7 — 28 Warren Central 7 0 9 7 — 23 First quarter WC-Aaron Stamps 4 run (Devon Bell kick) VHS-A.J. Stamps 21 pass from Cameron Cooksey (Garrett Watson kick) Second quarter VHS-A.J. Stamps 8 pass from Cooksey (Watson kick) Third quarter VHS-Darius Youngblood 2 run (Watson kick) WC-Safety, Youngblood tackled in end zone WC-Curtis Ross 10 run (Bell kick) Fourth quarter VHS-Stamps 12 pass from Cooksey (Watson kick) WC-Aaron Stamps 3 run (Bell kick)

BOGUE CHITTO 39, ST. ALOYSIUS 21

Bogue Chitto St. Aloysius

7 13 13 6 — 39 7 0 7 7 — 21 First quarter SA-Zane Russell 22 pass from Carlisle Koestler (Blake Hudson kick) BC-Brandon Wells 2 run (Cameron Price kick) Second quarter BC-Brock Roberts 24 run (kick failed) BC- Roberts 3 run (Price kick) Third quarter BC-Dennis Rodgers 5 pass from Wells (kick failed) SA-Carlton Campbell 28 run (Hudson kick) BC-Germie Martin 31 pass from Roberts (Price kick) Fourth quarter SA-John Austin Jones 1 run (Hudson kick) BC-Martin 9 pass from Roberts (kick failed)

CATHEDRAL 55, HINDS AHS 34

14 7 0 13 — 34 12 23 14 6 — 55 First quarter C-J.D. Ealey 23 pass from Caleb Upton (kick failed) H-Ledarion Robinson 51 run (Delarren Singleton kick) C-Ealey 9 run (kick failed) H-Shaquille Stamps 23 interception return (Singleton kick) Second quarter H-Jarvis Thomas 25 interception return (Singleton kick) C-Upton 19 pass C-Upton 20 pass C-Upton 40 pass Third quarter C- Ealey 1 run C-Carl Hammitte 16 pass from Upton (kick) Fourth quarter H-DeAndre Selmon 6 run (kick failed) C-Ealey 10 run (kick) H-Zaveon Branch 41 run (Singleton kick)

football on TV COLLEGE Today 11 a.m. FX - Missouri at Texas A&M 11 a.m. ESPN - Michigan State at Nebraska 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Purdue at Michigan 11 a.m. Big Ten - Northwestern at Indiana 11 a.m. ESPNU - N.C. State at Florida State 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Arkansas at Vanderbilt 2 p.m. FSN - Boston College at Maryland 2:30 p.m. NBC - Navy at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. CBS - Georgia vs. Florida 2:30 p.m. Big Ten - Iowa at Minnesota 2:30 p.m. ESPNU - Wake Forest at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma at Kansas State 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - West Virginia at Rutgers or Illinois at Penn State 2:30 p.m. ABC - Baylor at Oklahoma State 6 p.m. FSN - Mississippi State at Kentucky 6 p.m. ESPNU - Ole Miss at Auburn 6:15 p.m. ESPN2 - South Carolina at Tennessee 7 p.m. ESPN - Wisconsin at Ohio State 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Southern Miss at UTEP 7 p.m. ABC - Stanford at Southern California 9:30 p.m. FSN - Arizona at Washington

NFL

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college football Top 25 schedule No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Today’s Games 3 Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor, 2:30 p.m. 4 Stanford at No. 20 Southern Cal, 7 p.m. 6 Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. 7 Oregon vs. Washington St., 2 p.m. 8 Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. 9 Michigan St. at No. 13 Nebraska, 11 a.m. 10 Kansas St. vs. No. 11 Okla., 2:30 p.m. 12 Wisconsin at Ohio St., 7 p.m. 14 South Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. 15 Virginia Tech at Duke, 11:30 a.m. 16 Texas A&M vs. Missouri, 11 a.m. 17 Michigan vs. Purdue, 11 a.m. 19 Texas Tech vs. Iowa St., 6 p.m. 21 Penn St. vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. 22 Georgia vs. Florida, 2:30 p.m. 23 Arizona St. vs. Colorado, 5:30 p.m. 25 West Virginia at Rutgers, 2:30 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Today’s Games Belhaven at Univ. of Cumberlands, 12:30 p.m. Centre College at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Mississippi College at Sul Ross St., 1 p.m. Texas Southern at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, at Shreveport, 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn, 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UTEP, 7 p.m. Open date: Delta St. ———

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

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

West

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

Conference All Games W L W L LSU................................5 0 8 0 Alabama........................5 0 8 0 Arkansas........................2 1 6 1 Auburn...........................3 2 5 3 Mississippi St..............0 4 3 4 Ole Miss.......................0 4 2 5 Today’s Games Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. Florida vs. Georgia, at Jacksonville, Fla., 2:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn, 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Kentucky, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. ———

CONFERENCE USA East Division

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

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

Conference W L Houston.........................4 0 SMU...............................3 1 Tulsa..............................3 0 UTEP.............................1 2 Rice...............................1 4 Tulane............................1 3 Today’s Games UAB at Marshall, 11 a.m. Tulane at East Carolina, 2:30 p.m. SMU at Tulsa, 2:30 p.m. Memphis at UCF, 3 p.m. Southern Miss at UTEP, 7 p.m.

All Games W L 8 0 5 2 4 3 4 3 2 6 2 6

West Division

Tank McNamara

Sunday Noon Fox - New Orleans at St. Louis Noon CBS - Miami at New York Giants 3:15 p.m. CBS - New England at Pittsburgh 7:15 p.m. NBC - Dallas at Philadelphia Monday 7:30 p.m. ESPN - San Diego at Kansas City

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SWAC Eastern Conference W L Alabama St....................6 0 Jackson St...................4 1 Alabama A&M...............4 1 Alcorn St......................1 4 MVSU............................0 7

Western

All Games W L 6 1 6 1 5 2 2 4 0 8

Conference All Games W L W L Prairie View...................4 2 4 3 Ark-Pine Bluff................3 2 4 3 Grambling......................2 3 3 4 Southern U....................2 3 2 5 Texas Southern.............1 4 3 4 Today’s Games Texas Southern at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Alabama A&M vs. Alabama St., Ala., 2:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 2:30 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, La., 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern U., 5:30 p.m.

nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W New England...... 5 Buffalo................ 4 N.Y. Jets............. 4 Miami.................. 0

L 1 2 3 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .833 .667 .571 .000

PF 185 188 172 90

PA 135 147 152 146

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T 0 0 0 0

Pct .571 .500 .286 .000

PF 182 112 84 111

PA 131 135 139 225

L 2 2 2 3

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .667 .667 .500

PF 151 137 155 97

PA 122 111 83 120

W San Diego.......... 4 Oakland.............. 4 Kansas City........ 3 Denver................ 2

L 2 3 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .571 .500 .333

PF 141 160 105 123

PA 136 178 150 155

W N.Y. Giants......... 4 Dallas.................. 3 Washington......... 3 Philadelphia........ 2

L 2 3 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .500 .500 .333

PF 154 149 116 145

PA 147 128 116 145

L 2 3 3 5

T 0 0 0 0

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PF 239 131 158 166

PA 158 169 163 183

L 0 2 3 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .714 .571 .143

PF 230 194 170 148

PA 141 137 150 178

W Houston.............. 4 Tennessee.......... 3 Jacksonville........ 2 Indianapolis........ 0 W Pittsburgh........... 5 Cincinnati............ 4 Baltimore............ 4 Cleveland............ 3

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

W New Orleans...... 5 Tampa Bay......... 4 Atlanta................ 4 Carolina.............. 2 W Green Bay.......... 7 Detroit................. 5 Chicago.............. 4 Minnesota........... 1 W San Francisco.... 5 Seattle................ 2 Arizona............... 1 St. Louis............. 0

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L T Pct PF PA 1 0 .833 167 97 4 0 .333 97 128 5 0 .167 116 153 6 0 .000 56 171 ——— Sunday’s Games Indianapolis at Tennessee, Noon New Orleans at St. Louis, Noon Jacksonville at Houston, Noon Miami at N.Y. Giants, Noon Minnesota at Carolina, Noon Arizona at Baltimore, Noon Detroit at Denver, 3:05 p.m. Washington vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 3:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Seattle, 3:15 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m. Open date: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay Monday’s Game San Diego at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.

WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox St. Louis 4, Texas 3 Oct. 19: St. Louis 3, Texas 2 Oct. 20: Texas 2, St. Louis 1 Oct. 22: St. Louis 16, Texas 7 Oct. 23: Texas 4, St. Louis 0 Oct. 24: Texas 4, St. Louis 2 Oct. 27: St. Louis 10, Texas 9, 11 innings Friday: St. Louis 6, Texas 2

CARDINALS 6, RANGERS 2

Texas St. Louis ab r h bi ab r h bi Kinsler 2b 3 0 2 0 Theriot 2b 5 0 0 0 Andrus ss 2 1 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 JHmltn cf 4 1 1 1 Craig lf 4 2 1 1 MiYong 1b 4 0 1 1 Pujols 1b 2 2 0 0 ABeltre 3b 3 0 0 0 Brkmn rf 3 2 1 0 N.Cruz rf 4 0 0 0 Jay cf 0 0 0 0 Napoli c 4 0 1 0 Freese 3b 2 0 1 2 DvMrp lf 4 0 1 0 Descals 3b 0 0 0 0 MHrrsn p 1 0 0 0 YMolin c 3 0 2 2 Feldmn p 0 0 0 0 Furcal ss 3 0 2 1 CWilsn p 0 0 0 0 Schmkr cf-rf 4 0 0 0 EnChvz ph 0 0 0 0 Crpntr p 3 0 0 0 Torreal ph 1 0 0 0 Rhodes p 0 0 0 0 MAdms p 0 0 0 0 Dotel p 0 0 0 0 MGnzlz p 0 0 0 0 Lynn p 0 0 0 0 Ogando p 0 0 0 0 Punto ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 30 2 6 2 Totals 30 6 7 6 Texas........................................200 000 000 — 2 St. Louis...................................201 020 10x — 6 E—Pujols (2). DP—Texas 1. LOB—Texas 6, St. Louis 8. 2B—J.Hamilton (2), Mi.Young (4), Dav. Murphy (1), Freese (3). HR—Craig (3). CS— Kinsler (3). S—Andrus, M.Harrison. IP H R ER BB SO Texas M.Harrison L,0-2 4 5 3 3 2 1 Feldman 2-3 0 2 2 3 0 C.Wilson 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 2 M.Adams 2-3 2 1 1 1 1 M.Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 2 Ogando 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 St. Louis C.Carpenter W,2-0 6 6 2 2 2 5 Rhodes H,2 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Dotel H,2 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Lynn 1 0 0 0 0 1 Motte 1 0 0 0 0 0 C.Carpenter pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by C.Wilson (Furcal), by Feldman (Pujols), by C.Carpenter (A.Beltre).

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-8 La. Pick 4: 8-9-1-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-0 La. Pick 4: 4-8-9-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 6-2-2-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-6 La. Pick 4: 2-4-0-8 Easy 5: 1-3-18-29-33-34 La. Lotto: 5-7-16-24-29 Powerball: 1-18-21-39-55 Powerball: 6; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-0-9 La. Pick 4: 4-4-0-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-2-7 La. Pick 4: 7-2-8-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-4 La. Pick 4: 0-9-4-8 Easy 5: 5-20-27-30-37 La. Lotto: 7-13-18-22-24-27 Powerball: 3-8-23-30-58 Powerball: 13; Power play: 4


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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte reacts after the Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers, 6-2, to win the World Series Friday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6. Turns out these Cardinals were merely gearing up for a gigantic celebration. The Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter. A day after an epic Game 6 that saw them twice within one strike of elimination before winning 10-9 in the 11th inning, the Cardinals captured their 11th World Series crown. And following a whole fall on the edge, including a surge from 101⁄2 games down in the wild-card race, Tony La Russa’s team didn’t dare mess

with Texas, or any more drama in baseball’s first World Series Game 7 since the Angels beat the Giants in 2002. Freese, the MVP of the NLCS, was the Series MVP as well. “This whole ride, this team deserves this. This organization is top notch. ... This is definitely a dream come true,” Freese said. “This is why you keep battling.” Freese’s two-run double tied it in the first and goodluck charm Allen Craig hit a go-ahead homer in the third. Picked by La Russa earlier in the day to start on short rest, Carpenter and the tireless St. Louis bullpen closed it out. “I wish everybody in the country could get to know these guys,” Craig said. “It’s unbelievable. I’m just glad to be a part of it.” No Rally Squirrel needed on this night, either. Fireworks and confetti rang out at Busch Stadium when Jason Motte retired David Murphy on a fly ball to end it.

The Cardinals were loose from the very beginning. “We were all in the clubhouse and we were a loose bunch of guys,” Motte said. “We were in there hanging out, dancing around, had music playing. We were all like that’s the way we win and that’s how we play the best and we came out we were able to do it today.” This marked the ninth straight time the home team had won Game 7 in the World Series. The wild-card Cardinals held that advantage over the AL West champions because the NL won the All-Star game — Texas could blame that on their own pitcher, C.J. Wilson, who took the loss in July. The Rangers, meanwhile, will spend the whole winter wondering how it all got away. Texas might dwell on it forever, in fact, at least until Nolan Ryan & Co. can reverse a World Series slide that started with last year’s five-game wipeout against San Francisco.

Texas had not lost consecutive games since last August. These two defeats at Busch Stadium cost manager Ron Washington and the Rangers a chance to win their first title in the franchise’s 51-year history. A year full of inspiring rallies and epic collapses was encapsulated in Game 6. Freese was the star, with a tying triple in the ninth and a winning home run in the 11th. His two RBIs in the clincher gave him a postseason record 21. The Cardinals won their first championship since 2006, and gave La Russa his third World Series title. They got there by beating Philadelphia in the first round of the NL playoffs, capped by Carpenter outdueling Roy Halladay 1-0 in the deciding Game 5, and then topping Milwaukee in the NL championship series. Albert Pujols went 0-for-2, walked and was hit by a pitch in what could have been his last game with the Cardinals.

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Warren Central running back Curtis Ross (30) looks for running room against the Vicksburg defense on Friday. Vicksburg won 28-23.

Gators Continued from Page C1. offense. The tactic worked, and the Vikings got the ball back at their own 28 with 1:47 left on the clock. Aaron Stamps — who finished with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries — ran for 10 yards on first down, but then the Vikings stalled. Quarterback Chase Ladd missed on a deep pass

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Continued from Page C1. with 8:55 to play. Koestler, who threw for a season high 144 yards on 11-of-18 passing, hit two first down passes to the Bogue Chitto 21. On second down, he tried to hit an out route but the pass was picked off by Dennis Rodgers at the 10-yard line and returned 32 yards. Bogue Chitto got a 38-yard run by Brandon Wells to set up Roberts’ second TD pass of the night, a 9-yard toss to Germie Martin to ice the game at 39-21 with 4:40 left. St. Al moved 61 yards on its final drive, but Campbell was stripped of the ball at the Bogue Chitto 1 to prevent a closing score. St. Al opened the game with an impressive 64-yard drive in nine plays. Koestler hit Zane Russell for 22-yard TD pass. It was Russell’s first score of the season.

Cathedral 55, Hinds AHS 34 Hinds AHS returned two interceptions of Cathedral quarterback Caleb Upton for touchdowns but Upton rallied Cathedral with four touchdown passes over the next quarter and a half for the blowout win. Cathedral remained in a first-place tie in Region 4-1A. Hinds AHS slips to 2-8, 2-6 in region play. Shaquille Stamps and Jarvis Thomas had interception return for scores that gave Hinds a 22-12 lead.

on second down, a short pass on third down was stopped for a 1-yard gain, and Ladd’s fourth-down pass was knocked away from the receiver. Moments later, the Gators hoisted the brand-new River City Classic trophy for the first time and celebrated yet another victory over WC.

“It feels good, but this ain’t the one we want,” said A.J. Stamps, who caught seven passes for 104 yards . “We ‘re trying to get to the playoffs. We want that state trophy, not this little one. This is just a step. A step to the next step.”

disappointing for us.” On the other side of the coin, the Gators made the plays when it counted. Senior quarterback Cameron Cooksey was under heavy duress all night, but still managed to complete 15 of 27 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. The difference was the play of Vicksburg’s ground game, which ground down the clock and moved the chains when the Gators needed it. Youngblood had a season-high 31 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown. “We told them we were going to run it down their throat. We practiced it all week,” Youngblood said. “The middle was wide open.”

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Expert: Jackson gave himself anesthetic

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “1408” — A writer, John Cusack, who specializes in debunking supernatural phenomena experiences true terror when he spends a night in a reputedly haunted room of a hotel./7 on TNT n SPORTS College football — Ole Miss will hit the road to take on defending national champion Auburn in a SEC West matchup./6 on ESPNU n PRIMETIME “How to Be a Gentleman” — Bert and Andrew each form a relationship with a woman, but Andrew gets upset when she spends every night with Bert./7:30 on CBS

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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 Melba Moore, singer, 66; Richard Dreyfuss, actor, 64; Kate Jackson, actress, 63; Dan Castellaneta, actor, 54; Tom Wilson, “Ziggy” artist, 54; Finola Hughes, actress, 52; Joely Fisher, actress, 44; Paris, rapper, 44; Winona Ryder, actress, 40; Gabrielle Union, actress, 38; Milena Govich, actress, 35; Jon Abrahams, actor, 34; Brendan Fehr, actor, 34.

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Stuart wants museum in hometown Country music star Marty Stuart is tossing around plans for a museum in Philadelphia to house his memorabilia. Stuart, a Philadelphia native, and his wife have talked with the Mississippi Country Music Commission about the project. The center would be constructed with private, local and state funds. No cost estimate has been released. Marty Stuart Stuart’s proposal calls for the center to be constructed in the style of a cabin or house on Stuart’s property in northern Neshoba County about 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia. Stuart envisions a combination of a museum, theater and classroom.

Actresses exiting ‘Spider-Man’ stage There’s about to be some turnover at Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Producers said Friday that original stars Jennifer Damiano and T.V. Carpio will end their run with the Broadway show next month. Damiano, who plays Mary Jane, will be replaced by Rebecca Faulkenberry, who was in “Rock of Ages.” Carpio, who plays Arachne, will be replaced by Christina Sajous, who starred in “Baby, It’s You!” Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker, and Patrick Page, who is the Green Goblin, are sticking with the $75 million show, which after a diffcult birth, has become a top Broadway earner. Carpio’s last performance will be Nov. 13. Damiano’s will be Nov. 6.

Hacking suspect had history of stalking A Florida man charged with hacking into the e-mail accounts of Christina Aguilera and Scarlett Johansson may have stalked a woman for the past 12 years, according to an unsealed search warrant obtained by The Associated Press on Friday. The warrant served on a hard drive belonging to Christopher Chaney, 35, showed that it was used to conduct Internet searches as recently as last November for a Connecticut woman who had complained to police that Chaney had been chatting with her online since she was 13 years old. Chaney has been indicted in California on 26 counts, including unauthorized computer access and wiretapping, and faces up to 121 years in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday.

N.O. Voodoo fest rings in Halloween City Park’s tranquil surroundings will transform with the wail of electric guitars as the annual Voodoo Experience puts New Orleans under its spell over the Halloween weekend. Through Sunday, fans can rock out to acts like Soundgarden, Blink-182, Fishbone, the Original Meters, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Girl Talk, The Raconteurs, My Chemical Romance, Fatboy Slim and Snoop Dogg on six stages showcasing alternative music and the city’s food and culture. This year’s event features more than 100 bands, including legendary Seattle grunge rock band Soundgarden. The group’s appearance is expected to be their only U.S. festival performance of the year.

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Suspect swipes sandwich, flees on forklift A pilfered Reuben sandwich and a stolen forklift have a Pittsburgh man in quite a pickle. Ross Township police say 38-year-old Sean Faulkner ordered the sandwich from a bar, then ran out without paying and climbed on a forklift for his getaway. Faulkner is accused of stealing the forklift from a construction site on Sunday, then driving it two miles to Sieb’s Pub. Bartender Karie Donatelli said Faulkner ordered the sandwich then bolted after his food arrived. Investigators said Faulkner was still in the parking lot when officers arrived. Police said he couldn’t get the forklift to go into reverse.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An anesthesia expert testifying for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death told jurors Friday he believes the pop superstar gave himself a fatal injection of an anesthetic. Dr. Paul White said the selfinjection theory is the only one supported by the physician’s statement to police and by evidence found at Jackson’s rented mansion. White said he saw no evidence supporting the prosecution theory that Jackson’s doctor was infusing the singer with propofol using an IV. The researcher said the evidence recovered in Jackson’s bedroom was more consistent with the singer receiving the powerful anesthetic through an injection. A prosecution expert had told jurors he believed Jackson’s doctor used an IV drip of propofol and said that was the only way to explain the high levels in the singer’s body. White noted there were no IV bags or lines found in Jack-

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son’s bedroom that showed propofol residue. He also said the propofol found in Jackson’s urine did not support the IV theory. Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. White’s testimony was expected to end Murray’s defense case after 16 witnesses. It likely will be vigorously challenged by prosecutors, who spent four

weeks laying out their case that Murray is a greedy, inept and reckless doctor who was giving Jackson propofol as a sleep aid. Propofol is not intended as a sleep aid and, medical groups

Web video service adds CW shows to schedule LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cur- able for free on CWTV.com rent season shows on The CW three days after broadcast. including “The Vampire Dia- Eight days after broadcast, ries” and “Gossip Girl” are the episodes will be available on the free version of Hulu for coming to Hulu. computers. Th e f ive Under the new deal, All the verye a r d e a l subscribers who pay $8 s i o n s w i l l announced Friday means a month for Hulu Plus c o me wi th ads. that before will get the five most Earlier the end of this month, the year, the recent episodes from The CW also online video The CW’s lineup the day a g r e e d t o service will feature shows after they are broadcast make all its previous seafrom five of on television. The same sons’ shows the largest six available to broadcasters episodes will then be subscribers of — ABC, NBC, available for free on Netflix Inc.’s Fox, The CW, streaming and UniviCWTV.com three days plan, which sion. The only after broadcast. Eight also costs $8 a holdout left is CBS. days after broadcast, the month. The CW, coUnder the n e w d e a l , episodes will be available owned by CBS Corp. and subscribers on the free version of Time Warner who pay $8 Hulu for computers. Inc.’s Warner a month for Bros., is a Hulu Plus will get the five most recent epi- network that targets young sodes from The CW’s lineup women aged 18-34, many the day after they are broad- of whom catch the shows cast on television. The same online. episodes will then be avail-

Editor, agent tapped to lead NEA’s book arm NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime book agent and editor Ira Silverberg has been named director of literature for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA announced Friday that Silverberg will begin the job Dec. 5. His responsibilities will include overseeing the awarding of grants and fellowships to people and institutions and coordinating the NEA’s nationwide reading programs.

Silverberg’s clients have included memoir writer Ishmael Beah and National Book Award fiction finalist Adam Haslett. At the NEA, Silverberg succeeds Jon Parrish Peede, who left in September to resume his writing career.

say, should be administered only in a hospital or surgical setting. Cross-examination of White has been delayed until Monday to give prosecutors more time to review a new analysis prepared by the defense based on recently conducted tests of samples taken during Jackson’s autopsy. The judge hearing the case, which ends its fifth week Friday, reluctantly agreed to delay the cross examination and said he is concerned about losing jurors. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, however, noted the panel has remained rapt throughout the trial. “Every single member of that jury and all the alternates are paying extraordinary attention to every witness,” Pastor said.

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Bride’s plan for adults-only reception irks older sister Dear Abby: My younger sister is getting married next month and has requested that no kids be brought to the reception. My “kids” are teenagers and I feel that at least children of the immediate family should be allowed to attend. Incidentally, Sis and her fiance have a little girl and boy who will serve as a flower girl and ring bearer. The children will participate in the wedding party introductions, then will be carted off. Finally, she wants my 15-year-old to baby-sit the young cousins. Because we don’t think it’s right, we have decided that we will attend the wedding ceremony but not the reception. It is not my intention not to share her moment, but I’m afraid my teenagers won’t understand why they can’t celebrate their aunt’s special day. Am I making too much of this? — RSVP Undecided in North Carolina Dear Undecided: Your sister’s reason for excluding “children” could be budgetary — or fear that young chil-

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dren could be disruptive. By saying “no children” she is trying to be fair to all the parents. However, if she wants your daughter to baby-sit, she should make the arrangements with your daughter — including offering to pay her for her time — especially if there will be more children than the flower girl and ring bearer in her care. Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Adam,” and I have been together for three years, and hopefully will be for many more to come. One of the core values he feels strongly about is not drinking, and not associating with others when they drink. I have never gotten drunk, but I do have one or two drinks a month with friends. When I mentioned it

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In the year ahead, you are likely to find yourself in a prolonged cycle where you’ll be able to further your material aspirations with relative ease. However, once you start a new endeavor, you must stick with it until it is completed. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Sometimes your ability to make a fast calculation can be a real asset. Don’t dismiss what comes easily, because your initial perceptions are apt to be right on the money. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Something opportune could develop where your personal interests are concerned. Be prepared to act immediately; he who hesitates is lost. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t treat a creative idea lightly just because it suddenly flashed in your head from out of nowhere. Sometimes the brainstorms are the ones that have the best prospects. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It is persistence that is the real secret to success. Thus, don’t throw in the towel prematurely if things don’t get rolling your way immediately. Give time for events to reverse themselves. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your role could be one of a catalyst, bringing everyone together for a common cause. In fact, you are likely to be quite lucky yourself in terms of joint efforts. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you think you have a solution for something that has given you fits, give it a try. Even if it isn’t the perfect answer, chances are it’ll prove you’re on the right track. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Don’t hesitate to play a more prominent role in your involvements with friends, if you’re asked to do so. What you do now may set the stage for something important later. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Even if you don’t have as much control over an important development as you’d like, you still should be able to put your imprint on things that are important. Don’t give up so easily. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t be intimidated by size or clout, because the grander or larger something is, the easier it is to get your teeth into. Bigger projects are just more to chew. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’re smart to fear known knowns, but it’s what you can’t see that should be the most dreaded. Don’t let your guard down. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Optimism enhances your chances for success. Adopting a positive attitude will considerably improve conditions in general, allowing you to operate at maximum potential. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If someone with a good track record talks to you about a good investment or business deal, listen attentively. You might want to look into it to see if it has real merit.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am in a children’s home as a ward of the state because I couldn’t stand all the fighting that was going on between my parents and my brothers and sisters. I’m 15 and have been here for nine months. I go home and visit on weekends, and things seem to be better. My social worker has told me that I could return home full time on a trial basis, or I could remain here. I love my family very much, but while at this home I have acquired a boyfriend. It’s my first one, and I would hate to leave him. He said if we part now that we will never get back together. I’m really torn. Please don’t print my city or state. — Nameless. Nameless: After much thought, I think you should return home to your family. It’s important for a family to be together, if they can work in harmony. You need your family, and your family needs you. See if your parents can arrange for you to meet with your boyfriend occasionally. Leaving him doesn’t mean that you will never see one another again. Dr. Wallace: My parents were divorced about two years ago. Though I love my father very much, I admit that most of the blame belonged to him. I was sort of glad to see him leave. Now I wish he was back. He’s better than Mom’s new husband. Eddie is a lazy bum. Mom has a full-time job; he rarrely works. All he does is sit at home watching sports and sucking on a beer bottle. He has a filthy vocabulary and treats Mom terribly. Last week, I told my mother that when I graduate in 2012, I’m going to leave home if Eddie is still around. All she said was, “I’ll be sorry to see you leave.” Now I’ve backed myself into a corner. I said I’d leave, but I have nowhere to go. — Angie, Evansville, Ind. Angie: A lot of things can happen in a year. Wait until you graduate before you make a decision about leaving home. A mother’s love is far greater than a daughter’s “ultimatum.” I’m sure Mom will be happy to have you remain at home after you graduate, if that is your choice. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

to Adam, he became extremely frustrated. Now things have become rocky between us. I feel like I have done something devastatingly wrong, even though I know I haven’t. I can’t promise Adam I’ll never drink again, but I respect his values enough to keep to the couple of drinks per month and no more. I feel he doesn’t trust me now. What should I do? I love Adam and want to make things right, but I won’t make a promise I know I can’t keep. — Hardly a Drunk in Seattle Dear Hardly a Drunk: I wish you had told me why your boyfriend is so against being involved with someone who has an occasional drink. Were his parents alcoholics? Is he in recovery? Was he upset because it took three years for you to tell him you have a drink or two a month with your friends, and that’s why he “doesn’t trust you”? While you and I might think your boyfriend’s attitude is unreasonable, it’s clear to me that if you want him, you will

have to take “the pledge.” And if you can’t do that, Adam is not The One for you. Dear Abby: My husband and I own a business in a rural community and have two additional employees. We all work together five days a week. It’s a small, intimate office and nothing is private. Would it be considered unprofessional if my husband or I greeted each other with a kiss (a peck) when arriving or leaving the office in front of our staff but when no clients are present? I think it’s OK, but he doesn’t. — Showing Affection in Missouri Dear Showing: I think it’s OK, too. But if your husband isn’t comfortable with demonstrations of affection in front of the staff, respect HIS feelings on the matter and do not force it.

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

Losing weight might help in preventing kidney stones Harvard Medical School staff members answer questions for Dr. Komaraoff on Saturdays. •

Q: I’m a 30-year-old man. I’ve gained weight since college, and I have read that being overweight can lead to kidney stones. A friend who just had kidney stones told me that passing them was incredibly painful. I’d like to lose weight, but until I do, is there anything I can do to prevent kidney stones? A: When it comes to illnesses, there are worse things than kidney stones. But when it comes to pain, the passing of a stone is near the top of the list. Kidney stones are excruciatingly painful when they travel through the ureters, the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder. Kidney stones are hard, chemical and mineral deposits. Tiny stones may pass out of the body in urine without causing any discomfort. In fact, about nine out of 10 kidney stones will pass on their own. However, a deposit can grow to be the size of a pea, marble or larger. These large stones may irritate the narrow ureter, causing pain and bleeding. Stones greater than onefifth of an inch might have difficulty passing through the narrow ureter. Even worse, a stone may become lodged in the ureter, blocking the passage of urine and threatening to damage the kidney itself. Your focus on prevention is a good one because once you get kidney stones, the chance of getting them again is high. Here are a few pointers: • Keep your fluid intake up. Kidney stones form when certain chemicals and minerals concentrate in the urine and form crystals. Drink plenty of fluids — water is the safest bet. This will increase the amount of water in your urine, so those mineral concentrations don’t get too high. • Eat calcium-rich foods. Calcium is a major component in about 85 percent of kidney stones, so it seems logical to avoid calcium in your diet, not seek it out. But most stones are composed of calcium combined with a substance called oxalate. If there is plenty of calcium in your diet, the calcium binds to oxalate in your intestines, keeping oxalate out of your bloodstream — and urine. Less oxalate in the urine means fewer opportunities for calcium oxalate to form — and fewer kidney stones. • Reconsider calcium supplements. This recommendation pertains mostly to women, who are often encouraged to take daily calcium supplements to promote bone strength, but the advice applies to men as well. Results from the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health Study showed that postmenopausal women who took calcium supplements were 20 percent more likely to develop

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kidney stones. • Moderate your sodium intake. • Moderate your protein intake. It can increase calcium and oxalate excretion, raising the probability of stone formation. High-protein diets may also reduce the levels of stoneinhibiting substances in the urine.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.

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01. Legals I, JAVAID MOHAMMAD (sole owner) intend to make application for: a Package Retailer permit as provided for by the Local Option Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws, Section 67-1-1, et seq., of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annoted. If granted such permit, (i) propose to operate as a sole owner under the trade name of RJ Tech LLC located at 2901 Clary Street Vicksburg of Warren County. The name(s), title (s) and address (es) of the owner (s)/ partners/ corporate officer(s) and/ or majority stockholder(s)/ member(s)/trustee of the above named business are: Mo07. Javaid Help Wanted hammad 2901 1/2 Clay Street Vicksburg MS 39183. If any person wishes to request a hearing to object to the issuance of this permit a request of this permit for a hearing must be made in writing and received by the Department of Revenue within (15) fifteen days from the first date this notice was published. Requests shall be sent to: Chief Counsel, Legal Division Department of Revenue P.O Box 22828 Jackson, MS 39225 This the 26th day of October, 2011 Publish: 10/28, 10/29(2t)

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01. Legals

05. Notices

Public Notice named business Warren County are: Javaid MoHerbert Lowery will be applyfor a full pardon 30 days hammad 2901 1/2 ing from this posting for the Clay Street Vicks- crime of possession of more 1 kilogram of marijuana burg MS 39183. If than with intent to deliver commitany person wishes ted on September 8, 1978, in this county and to request a hear- charged has lived a law abiding life ing to object to the since the crime, forgiveness is sought. If there are objecissuance of this tions to the granting of this permit a request of pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at this permit for a (601)576-3520, or fax at hearing must be (601)576-3529. Publish: 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, made in writing 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, and received by 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, the Department of 11/6, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, Revenue within 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, (15) fifteen days 11/23, (30t) from the first date this notice was 02. Public Service published. Requests shall be sent to: Chief Center For Counsel, Legal DiPregnancy Choices vision Department Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility) of Revenue P.O ¡ Education on All Box 22828 JackOptions ¡ Confidential Counson, MS 39225 seling This the 26th day Call 601-638-2778 of October, 2011 for appt Publish: 10/28, www.vicksburgpregnancy.com 10/29(2t)

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST here! For the second year in a row, Martin V. Chaney, DMD, PA will pay $1 per pound for unopened Halloween candy, plus give you a toothbrush and McDonald's coupon. The candy collected at the office will be shipped overseas to our troops through the “Operation Gratitude� program. Candy will be accepted at Dr. Chaney's office, 3205 Wisconsin Avenue on Tuesday, November 1st from 3pm to 5pm. Have a Safe Halloween, don't let your treats trick you, brush and floss! HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time. Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

11. Business Opportunities

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales. Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

The Vicksburg Post

07. Help Wanted NOW HIRING FLUX core welders, pipe welders, ship fitters. Must have at least 5 years experience. Please call 877-924-3455 or 877-5427881. EOE THE DELTA DEMOCRAT Times, a 6 day daily in Greenville, Mississippi is looking for a full time pressman to join its much improved team. We run an eight unit urbanite and have a crew of four. We run over 25 press runs per week. Hours are a rotating schedule but typically will work MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8am-5pm and a rotating Saturday night. We offer a matching 401k, health insurance, and paid vacations. Salary will be between $24,000- $27,000 and completely depends on experience. Please send a resume to Dennishemme@ddtonline.com

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 COMMUNITY BASED NON-PROFIT is seeking experienced part-time financial office assistant. Candidate must be well organized, have proficiency in Microsoft products and knowledge of Quick Books. Send resume to: Dept. 3766, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 by October 23rd, 2011.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 ST. PAUL CHURCH, BOVINA Community is accepting bids for cleaning services. For details 601529-1433, 601-400-6656. Sealed bids mailed to P.O Box 821507 Vicksburg MS 39182 by 11/4.

       

  

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14. Pets & Livestock

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

BRANSON, MISSOURI CONDO. 2 bedroom lockoff. Westgate. 601-4378978.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 littlecreekpuppies.com CKC Shih Tzu's, Malti Poos, Yorkies, Poodles, Peek-apoos. $250 and up. 318-2375156.

www.pawsrescuepets.org

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

$10 START UP KIT

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

13. Situations Wanted WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY or baby sit children. Housekeeping included. Call Frances at 601-8680009, 601-456-4413.

SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC Champion sired. 3 males 1 female. Sable and white. $400 each. 2 Blue males 4 months, 4 years. $300 each. 601-630-4111. New to Vicksburg...

CHA Certified Riding Instructor and Trainer

Tim Anderson 228-697-2120 Western and English

15. Auction Auction- City of Vicksburg Fixed Asset/ equipment/ auto. Details at www.msauctionservice.com OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.

11. Business Opportunities

    Uniques and Antiques 5553 Gibson Road

Storage Discoveries 10-4 Thursday and Friday, 10-1 Saturday. 601-415-0844, 601-638-4840.

17. Wanted To Buy HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money, coins, war relics, books, photos, documents, etcetera. 601-618-2727.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

PUBLIC NOTICE SALE OF SURPLUS ITEMS VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION OF WARREN COUNTY

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

Simmons Lawn Service

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

PATRIOTIC • FLAGS • BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS

River City Dirt Work, LLC • Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Hydro Seeding • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS UNTIL 8:30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 FOR SURPLUS MATERIALS THAT ARE HEREBY OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, INCLUDING: 1171 - 10� x 10� x 10’ cross ties, 11 - longer than 20’ phone poles, 13 - shorter than 20’ phone poles. ALL ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR EACH ITEM. BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A HIGHEST PRICE PER ITEM BASIS. NO MINIMUM AMOUNT TO BID ON.

• YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors!

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

BUSH REFRIGERATION LONGDOOR walk-in cooler. 8 feet 6 inches x 7 feet x 7 feet 6 inches high, 3 doors + walk in door. Asking $3500. Dell combo: 5210N printer and computer with work station. 601-638-9188. FOR SALE 2008 Bowflex TreadClimber 5000 fitness machine 601-636-5999 HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

CALL 601-636-7535

16. Antiques 11. Business Opportunities

BRUNSWICK BILLIARDS POOL table. 8 foot, 4 cues and stand, excellent condition. $650. 601-415-1525.

BID SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A BID SURETY IN THE FORM OF A BID BOND, CASHIER’S CHECK, CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PAYABLE TO THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMSSION, IN THE AMOUNT OF TWENTY-FIVE (25)% OF THE EXENDED TOTAL OF THE BID. BID DOCUMENTS AND ACCESS TO VIEW ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING HERMAN SMITH, BRIDGE SUPERINTENDENT, AT THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION OFFICE. THE PHONE NUMBER IS 601-636-0881. Publish: 10/22, 10/23, 10/29, 10/30(4t)

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376. MOVING SALE!! Dining room set, bedroom suite. TV's, recliners, corner computer desk. 601-631-2268. MOVING! KING SIZE bed, like new, $300. Full size matching couch and sleeper sofa, $500. Foose ball table, almost new, $250. Lazy Boy recliner, great condition, $400. Washer and dryer, great condition, $200. Large microwave, $25. Chest of drawers, $75. 2 End tables, $40. 6 lamps, $15 each. Floor lamp, $20. Long short table, $50. Dining table, $40. 601-218-0605. NEW CROP OF Cacti and Succulents $1.95 and up, Beautiful Bromeliads $2.95 and up, Tropicals $6.95. Cactus Plantation. Saturday 9am- 5pm. Sunday 1pm- 5pm. 601-209-9153. Oak Entertainment $175, Complete king bed $175, Exercise equipment $100, computer accessories $20 and up. 601-636-5492.

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

THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. 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. WHIRLPOOL WASHER and dryer, GE Electric stove, antique pot bellied coal burning heater, $125 each. 601-852-8563. WILDLIFE PHOTOS. 3 Ducks Unlimited, $300 each. 3 miscellaneous scenes. 601-456-4405.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1110 CRAWFORD STREET. Saturday 8am2pm. Christmas items, kitchen ware, furniture.

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

114 TRACY TOWN Drive, Delta Louisiana (follow signs). Saturday 7amuntil. Plus size clothes, books, baby clothes, lots of cloth material.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

1236 EAST AVENUE, Saturday, 8am-12 noon, something for everybody. Treasures to be found! 1506 Chambers Street Saturday 6am-noon formals, tools, clothes - too much to mention 1695 PORTERS CHAPEL ROAD. Saturday 7am-11am. Furniture, clothes, tools, baby items, home dĂŠcor, and more.

ATTENTION HAIR STYLISTS! Multi purpose salon chairs (4 to choose from) $125 each. 2 anti-fatigue mats, $40 each. Call 601-527-6474, leave message.

No need to go hunting around town to place your garage sale signs...just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL. There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash!

2011 BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS! Be sure to include your baby in the Vicksburg Post’s Christmas Photo Special. $20 per photo Call for more details! 601-636-7355


The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, October 29, 2011

24. Business Services I HAUL EVERYTHING from junk cars, trucks tractors, vans, SUVs, old appliances, old car batteries, furniture, debris, Etcetera. One call thats all. If no answer please leave a message. 601-868-2781. I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

SPOOKTACULAR SAVINGS at

1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, formal living/ dining, family room, private backyard. Or Sell $150,000. 732768-5743.

Confederate Ridge 780 Hwy 61 North

1/2 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH’S RENT

Call for Details 601-638-0102

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

LOVE'S ERRANDS AND Cleaning Services. Dependable and efficient. 601-6382989, 601-415-0498. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

1712 SOUTH STREET, Saturday, 7am-3pm, adult/ children's clothes, furniture, miscellaneous. 601-6293509.

MOVING SALE, SATURDAY, 8:30am- until, 112 Greyline Drive, off Freetown Road, electronics, antiques, furniture, tanning bed, Computers and accessories, lots more! 601-862-0924.

2060 YORKTOWN ROAD, off Fisher Ferry Road. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. 4 families, hunting supplies, baby items, small appliances, TV, furniture, clothes. Too much to list. No early birds. Look for signs.

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE sale. Saturday 7am- 2pm. Across from YMCA on Oak Ridge. Small Furniture, Household items, clothes, shoes, etcetera STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

20. Hunting 2905 WASHINGTON STREET, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, lots of exercise equipment, clothes, shoes, Christmas items, lots more! 4 FAMILY GARAGE sale. Saturday 8am- 12noon. 203 Landsdowne Drive (Bellmeade Subdivision) Table and chairs, clothes (babies- big men) and lots of miscellaneous items. 4 FAMILY SALE, Saturday, 7am-until, 113 Overlook Drive (Greenbriar Subdivision) off Gibson Road, home décor, scrubs, bikes, purses, clothes (all sizes) much more! 492 LAKESIDE DRIVE. Saturday 7am- 11am. Fall cleaning sale!! Lots of everything and then some.

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545. SAKO 30-06 L61R Hunter. Made in the 1970's, $750. 601-665-7419.

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

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

FALL/ WINTER SALE! 4518 Haley's Point, follow road past Battlefield Inn, Saturday, 7am2pm, clothes, coats, shoes, appliances, more! GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. GARAGE SALE. 416 Lake Forest. Saturday 7am9am. Boys clothes, toys. GARAGE/ BAKE SALE, 6 Marion Bragg, Openwood area off Culkin close to Super Junior, Saturday, 6amuntil, household items, some furniture, clothes, miscellaneous items, homemade cakes and goodies.

HELP US ADOPT YARD SALE 9141 Halls Ferry Road (just past Timberlane), Saturday, 7am-2pm, multiple families, clothing, hunting, t.v.'s and printers, bedding, household, toys. A lot of everything! HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. HILLCREST CONOCO, HIGHWAY 61 South. Saturday 8am-12 Noon. Foosball table, womens clothes, furniture.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

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

FREE ESTIMATES

CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050.

27. Rooms For Rent NEWLY REMODELED ROOMS for rent. Prefer over age 50 and single. $500 monthly lights and water included. 601-218-8300.

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Furnished, utilities included. $900 per month. 601-415-9027 or 601-4157974. 1 BEDROOM,VERY nice, utilities and cable furnished, no deposit, $185 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617. SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 4 BEDROOM DUPLEX $500 rent, $200 deposit refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living!

$0 deposit for October Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

1-601-686-0635

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

WILDWOOD SUBDIVISION, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, $1150/ month, Available December 1st.. 601-831-0066, leave message.

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

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

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

River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

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

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org GATED, HAS IT ALL. 1 bedroom/ 2 bedroom, $450/ $550. Washer/ dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments 9:00am– 4:00pm Must be 62 or older 1 Bedroom Laundry Facilities Community Room On-site Service Coordinator 601-638-1684 2721 Alcorn Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 Equal Housing Opportunity

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. Meadowbrook Properties, 601-619-9789. VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. Two 1 bedroom units, $425 monthly. MANAGERS SPECIAL.. No deposit, $30 application fee. Call 601-631-0805.

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

Please call our resident manager Bobby Allen 601-941-6788

601-636-SELL

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

FIVE BEDROOMS! 2007 28x80, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, fireplace, like new. Only $57,900! 662417-2354, 601-619-1555. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. Vicksburg Home Center Mississippi's largest REPO dealer. Guaranteed Credit Approval. 601-619-1555.

SMALL 2 BEDROOMS. $425 monthly, $250 deposit, behind Cooper Lighting, 545 Hall Road, 601831-1205, 303-587-0687.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 28X80, 4 BEDROOMS, 2 bath, master bath has jacuzzi tub, formal dining room, den with fireplace, island in kitchen with breakfast bar, separate dining area, covered front porch, carport, large back deck has jacuzzi with storage shed. Located in county on .75 acres. $68,000. 601415-3924, 601-262-8378.

40 ACRES. Located 18 miles S of Vicksburg, 35 miles SW of Jackson. Fenced in, pond, barn, shed, 2800 sq. ft. house, 3 BR, 2 BA, office, and hardwood floors. Has 800 sq. ft. guest house, 2 BR, 1 BA, coded gate. Built in 2001. $560,000. Call Jennifer Gilliland 601-218-4538 McMillin Real Estate

COMMERCIAL BUILDING with 2 lots for sale at Eagle Lake. Call 850-683-1085.

34. Houses For Sale BY OWNER. South county, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2400 square feet, on lake. $155,000. For appointment, 601636-2629, 601-218-1448.

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

Licensed in MS and LA

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

601-636-6490 LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME?

23 Sullivan Cove $30,000 3 lots w/shop 16853 Hwy 465. $146,500 3350 Eagle Lk Shore $125,000 50 Sullivan Cove $128,000 "As Is" 365 Ziegler Road $120,000 8 Ziegler Road $80,000

Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318

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ARNER

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292.

36. Farms & Acreage ACREAGE FOR SALE. See larger ad this edition. Call Bruce King, 601-8317662.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

40. Cars & Trucks

1993 HONDA ACCORD. 5 speed, 4 door, $1200 cash. 1997 Toyota Camry, $1600 cash. 601-831-2000 after 3pm.

REAL ESTATE, INC

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

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

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

Call 601-636-SELL to buy or sell your home!

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

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104

35. Lots For Sale

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

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

JUST REDUCED

McMillin Real Estate.

33. Commercial Property

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

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

Classifieds Really Work!

YOU ARE APPROVED! START REBUILDING YOUR CREDIT HERE!

O K C ARS

S ALES/ R ENTALS Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville and

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34. Houses For Sale

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MUSIC

‘Super broccoli’

Organic doesn’t mean it’s bulletproof By The Associated Press

Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson is ‘Stronger’ on new CD By Ryan Pearson AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — It may have taken some time, but Kelly Clarkson seems to finally be releasing an album without any drama on the side. “Everything is good, everything is happy,” she said, laughing brightly during a recent interview to promote “Stronger,” released this week. It’s a different scenario than her last two albums: She went through public disputes with legendary executive and mogul Clive Davis over her third album and with OneRepublic singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder after her last album was released. They were typical of the bold stances she’s taken that proved her to be more than the passive, malleable product of a hit TV competition, establishing her as an artist instead of just a voice. “I’ve been a fighter since I started walking,” she said, adding casually and genuinely a line that could be lifted from one of her inspirational songs: “We get one life. You want to make sure that you’re living it how you want to live it.” Since Clarkson became the first “American Idol” a decade ago, she’s established herself as one of pop’s most formidable, and successful singers. She’s sold over 20 million albums worldwide and landed seven singles in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10, including “Breakaway,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Miss Independent,” and perhaps her biggest hit, “Since U Been Gone.” Clarkson has maintained creative control of her music and career since her “Idol” days, and has written on all of her albums. But her determination to chart her own course has not come without a few battles. In 2007, Davis became concerned over the less commercial sound of Clarkson’s third album, “My December,” which Clarkson revealed publicly after rumors of a rift; Clarkson later mended fences and called the tension overblown. Then in 2009, Clarkson called out Tedder for musical similarities between “Already Gone,” which he wrote for Clarkson, and Beyonce’s “Halo,” which he also wrote. Clarkson calls her new collection of 13 songs “the easiest record that I’ve made with my label.” But she makes clear that’s See Clarkson, Page D3.

The associated press

Beneforte “super broccoli” sits on a shelf at a grocery store in London.

British scientists sprout souped-up veggie Food boasts triple dose of nutrient believed to prevent heart disease By Maria Cheng AP medical writer LONDON — Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli. British scientists have unveiled a new breed of the vegetable that experts say packs a big nutritional punch. The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease. “Vegetables are a medicine cabinet already,” said Richard Mithen, who led the team of scientists at the Institute for Food Research in Norwich, England, that developed the new broccoli. “When you eat this broccoli ... you get a reduction in cholesterol in your blood stream,” he told Associated Press Television. An AP reporter who tasted the new broccoli found it to be the same as the regular broccoli. Scientists, however, said it should taste slightly sweeter because it contains less sulphur. Glucoraphanin works by breaking fat down in the body, preventing it from clogging the arteries. It is only found in broccoli in signifi-

cant amounts. ‘Vegetables To create the vegetable, sold as are a medicine “super broccoli,” cabinet already,’ Mithen and colleagues cross-bred said Richard a traditional British Mithen, who broccoli with a wild, bitter Sicilian variled the team of scientists at the ety that has no flowInstitute for Food Research in ery head, and a big dose of glucorapha- Norwich, England, that developed nin. After 14 years, the new broccoli. ‘When you the enhanced hybrid was produced, which eat this broccoli ... you get a has been granted reduction in cholesterol in your a patent by European authorities. No blood stream.’ genetic modification was used. It’s been on sale as rolled out across the U.S. Beneforte in select stores The super vegetable is in California and Texas for part of an increasing tenthe last year, and hit Britdency among producers to ish shelves this month. Later inject extra nutrients into this fall, the broccoli will be foods, ranging from cal-

cium-enriched orange juice to fortified sugary cereals and milk with added omega 3 fatty acids. In Britain, the new broccoli is sold as part of a line of vegetables that includes mushrooms with extra vitamin D, and tomatoes and potatoes with added selenium. Not enough data exists to know if anyone could overdose on glucoraphanin, but vitamin D and selenium in very high quantities can be toxic. Mithen and colleagues are conducting human trials comparing the heart health of people eating the super broccoli to those who eat regular broccoli or no broccoli. They plan to submit the data to the European Food Safety Agency next year so they can claim in advertisements the broccoli has proven health benefits. “There’s a lot of circumstantial evidence that points to (glucoraphanin and related compounds) as the most important preventive agents for (heart attacks) and certain cancers, so it’s a reasonable thing to do,” said Lars Ove Dragsted, a professor in the department of See Broccoli, Page D3.

WASHINGTON — Shoppers nervous about foodborne illnesses may turn to foods produced at smaller farms or labeled “local,” “organic” or “natural” in the hopes that such products are safer. But a small outbreak of salmonella in organic eggs from Minnesota shows that no food is immune to contamination. While sales for food produced on smaller operations have exploded, partially fueled by a consumer backlash to food produced by larger companies, a new set of food safety challenges has emerged. And small farm operations have been exempted from food safety laws as conservatives, farmers and foodlovers have worried about too much government intervention and regulators have struggled with tight budgets. The government has traditionally focused on safety at large food operations — including farms, processing plants, and retailers — because they reach the most people. Recent outbreaks in cantaloupe, ground turkey, eggs and peanuts have started at large farms or plants and sickened thousands of people across the country. “While it’s critical that food processors be regularly inspected, there is no way the Food and Drug Administration would ever have the resources to check every farm in the country, nor are we calling for that,” says Erik Olson, a food safety advocate at the Pew Health Group. “Unfortunately, there are regulatory gaps, with some producers being completely exempt from FDA safeguards.” The FDA, which oversees the safety of most of the U.S. food supply, often must focus on companies that have the greatest reach. A sweeping new egg rule enacted last year would require most egg producers to do more testing for pathogens. Though the rule will eventually cover more than 99 percent of the country’s See Food, Page D3.

Get back to basics with native plants and shrubs Mississippi’s early landscape was once a quilt-like mixture of grasslands, woodlands and wetlands, says Timothy Schauwecker, an associate professor of landscape architecture/landscape contracting at Mississippi State University. The grassland and its soil resource was an important reason settlers were drawn to the state back in the early 1830s. Much of the prairie habitat and the native plants have been lost. This is happening all across this country. Wildflowers, native trees and shrubs are threatened as a result of our ever-sprawling urban development. Also, invasive species are crowding out the native species, and climate change and other fac-

IN THE GARDEN MIRIAM

JABOUR

tors are making an impact, says the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, one of the leading research facilities on the subject. One in every three plant species in the United States and one in eight around the world are facing extinction, the center says. Gardeners can make a difference. One way is by incorporating more native plants and trees into home landscapes. “Gardening with Native

If you go The Native Plant Society’s annual Fall Plant Sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Clinton Nature Center, 617 Dunton Road. Offered for sale the first time, in limited numbers, will be perennial wildflowers — Swamp Sunflower, White False Indigo, Joe-Pye-Weed, Stokes Aster, Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Lanceleaf Tickseed, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Blue Flag Iris, Copper Iris, Cardinal Flower, Monarda, Cut-leaf Coneflower and Maypop — plus native plants and shrubs.

Plants of the South” by Sally Wasowski is a good resource. Gardeners are discovering that native plants are better suited to their landscapes and, therefore, are easier to grow and maintain, she said. Gardeners can remove invasive plants from home

landscapes and adjoining wooded areas and waterways. Glossy green Chinese privet is one of the worst invasives in our area because it produces seeds thatgerminate easily and are spread by bird droppings. Some of the worst Mississippi inva-

sive species include Japanese honeysuckle, johnsongrass, kudzu, cogongrass, alligatorweed, Chinese tallow tree, callery pear, waterhyacinth, hydrilla, Eurasian watermill and parrotfeather. Most came into our state as landscape plants or by accident over the last 100 years and have met few constraints. A considerable amount of our tax dollars are being used to combat their disruptive spread, but homeowners and landowners need to join the fight. Gardeners can incorporate more wildflowers into their landscapes, and there are some beautiful species that do well. Fall bloomers such as asters, ageratum, swamp See Garden, Page D3.


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Food Continued from Page D1. egg supply, small farms like Larry Schultz Organic Farm of Owatonna, Minn., would not qualify. That farm issued a recall after six cases of salmonella poisoning were linked to the farm’s eggs. A new food safety law President Barack Obama signed earlier this year exempts some small farms as a result of farmers and local food advocates complaining that creating costly food safety

plans could cause some small businesses to go bankrupt. The exemption covers farms of a certain size that sell within a limited distance of their operation. Food safety advocates unsuccessfully lobbied against the provision, as did the organic industry. Christine Bushway of the Organic Trade Association, which represents large and small producers, says food safety

Clarkson Continued from Page D1. because the suits bent to her will — not the other way around. “I think people project on you like the formula that has worked in the past. And then they get to know you,” she said. “(Now) they know me better as an artist, they know me better as a person. They know what I’m going to do and what I don’t like, and it just really works.”

In person, Clarkson is bubbly and quick to laugh, sharing that in her time off, she picked up the violin and started learning Italian with Rosetta Stone. “I’m horrible at it so far,” she laments lightly. But she never comes close to revealing the subject of “Stronger’s” multiple scornful breakup and kiss-off songs.

Broccoli Continued from Page D1. human nutrition at the University of Copenhagen. He previously sat on panels at the International Agency for Research on Cancer examining the link between vegetables and cancer. Dragsted said glucoraphanin is a mildly toxic compound used by plants to fight insects. In humans, glucoraphanin may stimulate our bodies’ natural chemical defenses, potentially making the body stronger at removing dangerous compounds. Other experts said eating foods packed with extra nutrients would probably

only have a minimal impact compared with other lifestyle choices, like not smoking and exercising. “Eating this new broccoli is not going to counteract your bad habits,” said Glenys Jones, a nutritionist at Britain’s Medical Research Council. She doubted whether adding the nutrients in broccoli to more popular foods would work to improve people’s overall health. “If you added this to a burger, people might think it’s then a healthy food and eat more burgers,” Jones said.

Garden Continued from Page D1. sunflowers and goldenrod can be seen in gardens and along roadsides now. Fall is the ideal time to sow wildflower seeds or plant transplants, according to the MSU publication “Wildflowers for Mississippi Meadows and Gardens,” available at msucares.com. Other tips are: refrain from disturbing the soil too much when planting wildflowers to avoid future weed problems, and make sure that seed/soil contact is achieved by using a rake to tamp down the seed, which should be mixed with sand before the seed is planted. Complicated mixes with 12 or more species are not as successful as sowing only one species at a time or your own mix of two or three known performers for our area. A light mulch of pine needles or straw will prevent the soil from crusting, and water them if needed. Invasive weeds and grass

should be removed the following spring or summer, and wildflower areas need to be mowed or stalks cut back only after seeds have had time to mature on the plant. Seeds for some of the most disease and insect resistant species can be purchased from The Mississippi Wildflower Conservation Program at mswcc.state.ms.us/ wildflower. Other source is Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, Texas. Also, seeds from the MSWCC are cultivated at the USDA Jamie Whitten Plant Materials Center near Coffeeville and are planted along the Natchez Trace. But limited amounts may be purchased by the general public. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

comes down to proper operation of a farm or food company, not its scale. “How is the farm managed? How much effort is put into food safety?” she asks. “If you don’t have really good management, it doesn’t matter.” Smaller farms do have some obvious food safety advantages. Owners have more control over what they are producing and often do

not ship as far, lessening the chances for contamination in transport. If the farm is organic, an inspector will have to visit the property to certify it is organic and may report to authorities if they see food being produced in an unsafe way. Customers may also be familiar with an operation if it is nearby. But those checks aren’t failsafe. The FDA has reported at least 20 recalls due to

pathogens in organic food in the last two years, while the Agriculture Department, which oversees meat safety, issued a recall of more than 34,000 pounds of organic beef last December due to possible E.coli contamination. Egg safety is equally ambiguous. While many like to buy cage-free eggs, those chickens may be exposed to bacteria on the grounds. So what can a consumer

do? Experts say to follow the traditional rules, no matter what the variety of food. Cook foods like eggs and meat, and scrub fruit and cleaning your kitchen well. Do your part, and hope for the best, the experts say. “Labels like organic or local don’t translate into necessarily safer products,” says Caroline Smith DeWaal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.


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