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Penalty for DUI teen who killed pedestrian to hold at $677 By Pamela Hitchins

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The penalty a Warren County teen will pay after hitting and killing a pedestrian on U.S. 80 will be no more than the $677 she was fined after pleading guilty to a DUI first offense charge, officials said.

“Just because there is a DUI doesn’t mean someone will be charged with vehicular homicide,” said Cpl. Odis Easterling, a spokesman with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, which investigated the case. Ashley Lynne King, 19, 3905 Warriors Trail, was eastbound on the two-lane

highway near Deer Ridge Road at about 5 on the morning of Sept. 18 when her 2006 Nissan Sentra struck Anthony Sims, 40. Sims was on the highway, either walking or standing, an accident reconstructionist later determined, and toxicology tests also showed him to have been drunk, Easterling

said. Mississippi law gives “right of way” to the motorist on a highway, meaning a driver would not necessarily be charged with causing the death of someone who was in the roadway. King pleaded guilty to the first-offense DUI charge Oct. 31 in Justice Court before

Judge Edwin Woods. The conviction means she cannot be charged with any other crime related to the wreck because of laws against “double jeopardy,” said Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith. Smith said the MHSP did See DUI, Page A2.

Warren counting goes on — ballot by ballot Legislature majority remains in question

Results remain close in races for tax collector, chancery clerk By Danny Barrett Jr. Counting absentee ballots cast for tax collector and chancery clerk continued a slow, delicate pace this morning with no dramatic lead changes. Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-Jones led Republican Patty Mekus by 114 votes — a gain of 13 since polls closed Tuesday night — when deputy circuit clerks began counting at about 8:45 a.m. Through 110 of at least 735 paper ballots, Flaggs-Jones had 7,295 votes to 7,181 for Mekus. Donna Farris Hardy’s lead over Democrat Walter Osborne Jr. has shrunk by 10 votes, giving her 6,596 votes to Osborne’s 6,192. Clerks stopped Wednesday’s count in the county courtroom at the usual 5 p.m. closing time. By 9 a.m., absentees and affidavits had been tallied from six of Warren County’s 22 precincts — Redwood, Bovina, Auditorium, 3-61, St. Aloysius and Brunswick. Third- and fourth-place finishers for chancery clerk, Alecia Ashley and Gene Thompson, had increased their totals by five and one, respectively. Affidavit ballots cast Tuesday could possibly push the total number of paper ballots past 800, according to the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Reprinted ballots received in October to include economic impact of three constitutional initiatives arrived without scannable codes on them, which has forced a long-hand tally in several counties. Going through each requires that a See Absentee, Page A11.

By Jeff Amy The Associated Press

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

Above, Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-Jones, center, looks over ballot numbers with her husband, Mario Jones, left; her mother, Betty Neal; and Stephen Anderson at the Warren County Courthouse Wednesday. At left, chancery clerk front-runner Donna Farris Hardy, left, and tax collector challenger Patty Mekus check absentee and affidavit ballots.

JACKSON — Control of the 122-member Mississippi House of Representatives remained in question Wednesday as ballot-counting continued in tight races. Republican officials asserted they had taken control from Democrats for the first time since Reconstruction. “We are confident that the people spoke and we are going to have a Republican speaker,” said state Republican Party chairman Arnie Hederman. “It’s a historic victory for the Republican Party.” But Rickey Cole, executive director of the state Democratic Party, refused to concede, saying only, “It’s awfully close.” As many as 15 races remained in doubt as county See Legislature, Page A11.

Women driving force in defeat of ‘personhood’ initiative By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Defying Mississippi’s conservative reputation, women voters appeared to lead the charge against a ballot measure that sought to ban abortion, and could’ve made some birth control illegal and deterred doctors from doing in vitro fertilization. Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, vowed to push for the amendment in five other states next year,

On A3 Other states react to Mississippi vote even though this Bible Belt state might have been its best chance at success. While there were no exit polls to determine how men and women voted, women for weeks sounded off on social networking sites. In the wellmannered South, where such things as sex and abortion are rarely discussed in polite See Person, Page A11.

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Supporters of Proposition 26 watch the results in Southaven Tuesday night.

City police making statewide plea for info in Drummond rape By Pamela Hitchins A statewide plea was to be issued today for information to help Vicksburg police identify the man who raped and severely beat a 55-yearold disabled woman in her Drummond Street home on Oct. 26. Walter Armstrong, police chief in Vicksburg, said he

Walter Armstrong

Police Chief Walter Armstrong confirmed a previously unofficial report that a break-in had taken place in the garage of the home in the 2200 block of Drummond Street about 10 days before the rape.

would make a televised plea in Jackson this afternoon during a statewide Crime

Stoppers meeting. Also this morning, Armstrong made public addi-

tional information in the investigation and confirmed a report that the rapist told the victim, “This is payback.” Armstrong also confirmed a previously unofficial report that a break-in had taken place in the garage of the home in the 2200 block of Drummond Street about 10 days before the rape. The victim’s husband had surprised and struggled with an

intruder and the husband’s cell phone had been stolen in the encounter, Armstrong confirmed. That break-in and theft had not been reported by police at the time. Armstrong said he was not sure why. He said investigators have not determined that the suspect in the garage break-in is See Rape, Page A11.


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New maps show fewer areas at high risk of flooding By Danny Barrett Jr. Updated flood maps for Warren County show 20 areas have been reclassified as lower flood-risk areas, including a stretch of Vicksburg’s waterfront area. Technical adjustments on maps put on display Wednesday inside the county supervisors’ meeting room at the Warren County Courthouse

are geared to take properties that weren’t prone to hundredyear floods out of so-called Special Flood Hazard Areas. Those areas are found mainly along low-lying areas on the Mississippi River and along drainage bayous that branch out into the county. One zone set to be redesignated is west of Washington Street, from Dabney Avenue north along Levee Street to the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley

Railway depot on Levee Street, which sat in floodwater for more than a month when the river rose to a record crest in May. Other rezoned sections of the flood maps, referred to as “panels,” are on drainage bayous east of the city. Warren County’s current map has 45 panels. The new maps will be displayed for 30 days, followed by a 90-day appeal period. Full versions of the maps for

county boards to adopt are expected to be finalized in a year, said Angela Barial, a flood plain management specialist with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Owners of homes and businesses in areas taken out of the hazard areas would not be required by their mortgage lender to purchase flood insurance, said James Monohan, project manager with Wag-


Cab driver without license arrested with drugs in taxi The operator of a Vicksburg cab company was arrested this morning after drugs were found in the trunk of her cab, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Shereda Manuel, 46, 125 Eastover Drive, Apt. M-7, was stopped by police at Walnut and South streets at 2:17 a.m., Stewart said. The officer recognized Manuel as someone whose license had been suspended, he said. Manuel is the owner of Pick-Me-Up Cab Service, Stewart said. No information about the company was available. A K-9 unit searched the cab and found a pound and a half of marijuana in the trunk, said the lieutenant. Manuel was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, he said. She was being held without bond because she is currently on probation in an interstate agreement between the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the state of Virginia, he added.


Casino worker charged with embezzlement

Rankin OKs Sunday beer sales BRANDON (AP) — Rankin County residents now will be able to buy beer on Sundays, after county supervisors quietly passed an ordinance allowing seven-day sales throughout the county. The 4-1 vote Monday in favor of the sales has angered some who question the lack of public input on the matter. County administrator Clovis Reed said the ordinance goes into effect once a public notice

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from staff reports

A Vicksburg casino worker surrendered to police Wednesday morning, the day after she was accused of pocketing $20,000 at the end of her work shift. Latoya Jones, 22, 4720 Benard Drive, was charged with embezzlement after managers at Rainbow Casino, 1380 Warrenton Road, discovered the money missing early Tuesday from the cashier’s cage where Jones worked, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A surveillance video was reviewed, he said, and a warrant was issued for Jones’ arrest. Jones was released around 3 p.m. from the Warren County Jail after posting a $200,000 bond, jail records showed. She had surrendered at 9:28 a.m. None of the money was recovered when Jones was arrested, Stewart said.

is published in the county newspaper. Sunday beer sales have become more popular among cities in Rankin County, with Florence and Brandon passing Sunday beer sales at the beginning of this year. Pelahatchie, Flowood, Pearl and the Ross Barnett Reservoir areas have allowed beer sales seven days a week for the last few years.

goner Engineering, which produced the map as part of the Mississippi Flood Map Modernization Initiative, the state’s part of flood map digitization nationwide. MEMA and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality began making small changes to county maps last year.

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A view of Birmingham, Ala., from Jefferson County’s Railroad Park

County in Ala. files record bankruptcy BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Leaders of Alabama’s most populous county have voted to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The Jefferson County Commission’s action came after spending about six hours over two days meeting with its lawyers to discuss legal options. Those options included a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing

and a settlement with creditors on the county’s $3.14 billion sewer debt. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens made the motion to file bankruptcy, saying it’s time to resolve the issue. The county has been trying for several years to find a way to resolve its sewer debt crisis and fix its fiscal 2012 county general fund budget, which commissioners have said needs another $40 million.

not ask his office to review the case for a possible manslaughter charge. “We were unaware of the case because we never received a case file on Ashley King,” Smith said Wednesday. “Because of an inquiry we looked into the case and found it had been disposed of before it reached our office.” Sims was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey, who said Sims suffered “massive head injury.” A court document states that King’s blood alcohol level was .18 percent. Mississippi has a “zero-tolerance” level for anyone younger than 21, and offenders may be charged with drunk driving if their blood alcohol level exceeds .02 percent. The legal limit for adults over 21 is .08 percent. No charges against King were filed immediately after the wreck. She was thrown from the car after it struck Sims and veered off the road and went down an embankment. King was not wearing a seat belt, officials said. She was taken to River Region Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Jackson, where she remained for several days and initially was listed in serious condition. It was not clear when the MHSP filed the DUI against King. Authorities were not sure why Sims, who was from Chicago and was staying with family in Vicksburg, was in the highway. He was not carrying identification but did have a cell phone, which was used to identify him and notify family members.

Auctioneer who wrote bad check to county wins new trial From AP and staff reports The state Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a former auctioneer convicted of passing bad checks of more than $230,000, includ-

ing one for $125,000 in 2008 to the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Jim Durham was sentenced in April 2010 in Forrest County Circuit Court to nine years on four felony counts of writ-

ing bad checks. The check he wrote the Warren board was for a surplus motor grader. It bounced, leading officials to investigate. Prosecutors say Durham, former vice president of

Durham Auctions, used an escrow account to hold money that should have gone straight to the seller after an auction. They said Durham used the money to pay off loans and investors.

The auction company and Durham both filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2008, Durham testified during his 2010 trial. In ordering a new trial, the appeals court cited a faulty jury instruction.

community calendar We welcome items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Christmas Parade of Lights — 5 p.m. Dec. 3; Disney theme; deadline to submit application, Monday; rules, regulations and application at or at 1617 Walnut St.; 601-634-4527. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1414 Cherry St. Susan Haltom Lecture and Book-Signing — 4-6 tonight; free admission; SCHC Auditorium; 601-631-2997. Senior Center — Closed Friday. Senior Circle Lunch and Learn — Noon Friday; River Region Medical Center conference rooms; Dr. Carlos Latorre, New to Medicare; free pro-

gram, reservations required for lunch, 601-883-6118. Military Lunch — 12:30 p.m. Friday: for those who have served; sponsored by American Legion Post 3 and 213; 1712 Monroe St. Get Healthy Vicksburg — City walk, 8:30 a.m. Saturday; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.; Linda Fondren, 601-529-1510. Clothing Giveaway — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 74 Scenic Drive; sponsored by Triumphant Baptist Church. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Vicksburg Chamber Choir — Thanksgiving performance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; admission, the choir requests donations of nonperishable food items. Stained Glass Workshop — For beginners, Nov. 14-17 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $160/members and $170/nonmembers; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, present-

er; for reservations, 601-6312997; SCHC, 1302 Adams St. Breakfast With Santa — 8-10 a.m. Dec. 3; tickets $7, purchase at or 1-800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or the Vicksburg Convention Center box office, 601-630-2929.

Churches Temple of Christ — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday, prayer breakfast; Doretha Neal, pastor; 1922 Pearl St. Gibson Memorial United Methodist — Fall Bazaar, 10 a.m. Saturday; spaghetti dinner, 11; ticket, $6, can be purchased at the door or any church member; 335 Oak Ridge Road; 601-636-2605. Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 113th church anniversary: 7 p.m. Friday, Jai Reed, Nedra Smith, Oliver Robinson and Ensemble and other choirs; 6 p.m. Saturday, singing program; 3 p.m. Sunday, anniversary; Friday events, the Rev. Hervin Catchings, 601-2189745; Saturday and Sunday

events, Georgia Kemp, 601608-0051, or Maxine Graham, 601-218-8435. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Garage and bake sale, 7 a.m. until Saturday; 11-2 p.m., barbecue ribs, chicken, brisket and hot link dinners; will deliver, 601-661-5632; 260 Mississippi 27. Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. — Benefit for Elizabeth Hill, 6 p.m. Saturday; choirs and groups welcome; 601-636-8541; 920 Fifth North St.


American Legion — 6 tonight; regular meeting; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:30 tonight; monthly meeting, visitors welcome; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Cruisers — Meeting/work night, 6:30 tonight; Clay LaHatte’s shop, 508 Goodrum Road. IBPOE of W Conference — 7:30 p.m. Friday; honoring Supervisor William Banks and Bobbie B. Morrow; Battlefield Inn. Rosa A. Temple High Class

of 1967 — Reunion meeting, 5 p.m. Sunday; King Solomon Baptist church fellowship hall; 1409 Farmer St. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; the Rev. Mitchell Dent, pastor of Mount Carmel Ministries; Shoney’s.

boil water Culkin Culkin Water District has lifted a boil water notice for its customers in the 3400 block of U.S. 80 East; all lots are included.

correction Warren County District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale received the highest number of votes in three of four precincts in Tuesday balloting; his challenger, Casey D. Fisher, received the most in the Jett precinct. Incorrect information was reported in Wednesday’s edition.

• The Vicksburg Post attempts to publish accurate information. To report an error, call 601-636-4545, ext. 123 or 137.

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2011 elections

Florida abortion foes ‘continuing on’ despite defeat TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Sponsors of an anti-abortion citizen’s initiative in Florida were regrouping after voters in Mississippi defeated a similar “personhood” proposal. The Florida Division of Elections, meanwhile, accepted a revised proposed state constitutional amendment called “Florida ProLife Personhood.” The changes included adding the stylized word “ProLife” to the title. “We’re continuing on,” said the Rev. Bryan Longworth, director of Personhood Florida. “Obviously, the defeat in Mississippi means we have to work all the more harder.”” The Florida amendment, like the one in Mississippi and those proposed in several other states, would outlaw abortion by declaring that life begins at fertilization. It will take 676,811 signatures to get on the ballot in Florida. Then, at least 60 percent voter approval would be needed to adopt the amendment. Sponsors abandoned efforts to get on Florida’s 2012 ballot even before the Mississippi vote. They are focusing on 2014. That’s partly because a provision in a new Republican-sponsored election law reduced the shelf life of petition signatures from four to two years. “We have to speed everything up,” Longworth said. The provision has gone into effect in 62 of Florida’s 67 counties, and the state is seeking approval from a federal court in Washington, D.C. for the other five counties. Those counties are covered by the federal Voting Rights Act due to past discrimination and require court or Justice Department approval for any changes in their election laws. The new version of the antiabortion amendment adds a clause declaring “The right to life is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person.” It says the word “person” applies to all humans including “unborn children at

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Sarah Woods holds a sign Tuesday urging people in Oxford to vote no to the “personhood” amendment. every stage of their biological development regardless of the method of creation.” The old proposal said the words “person” and “natural person” apply to all humans regardless of “method of reproduction, from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.”

Nevada pro-choicers cheer Miss. vote CARSON CITY, Nev. — Opponents of two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at banning abortions in Nevada hailed the defeat of a similar measure in Mississippi, saying Wednesday it shows even voters in conservative states will reject the effort as too extreme and farreaching. “As more voters learned about the unintended consequences of Mississippi’s dangerous initiative, the more they opposed it,” said Elisa Cafferata, president and chief executive of Nevada Advocates for Planned Par-

enthood Affiliates in Reno, a coalition that includes the American Civil Liberties Union, Nevada Women’s Lobby, Progressive Leadership of Nevada, and other groups. But supporters of the proposed initiatives in Nevada say the vote in Mississippi Tuesday has not diverted their efforts. “It saddens me it didn’t pass,” said Anna Marie Serra-Radford, president of the Personhood Nevada initiative and an anti-abortion advocate in Boulder City. “People just need to be educated.” Voters in Colorado rejected similar measures in 2008 and 2010. Civil liberties and other groups say the two Nevada initiatives would limit women’s health care choices. The initiatives have not yet qualified for the ballot. The proposed Nevada Personhood initiative seeks to add seven words to the state constitution: “The term ‘person’ includes every

human being.” A second initiative backed by the Nevada Prolife Coalition would amend the constitution to say, “The intentional taking of a prenatal person’s life shall never be allowed in this state.” It defines prenatal person as “every human being at all stages of biological development before birth.” Challenges have been filed against both proposed Nevada initiatives, and hearings could be next month.

Montana backers not discouraged HELENA, Mont. — Supporters of a plan to change the Montana constitution to define life as beginning at conception said Wednesday they weren’t discouraged that Mississippi voters shot down a similar proposal. Opponents, however, said they expect Montana, not as socially conservative as Mississippi, to reject such a plan if it gets to the ballot. The so-called “person-

hood” initiative is intended to prompt a legal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a legal right to abortion. The initiative was rejected Tuesday by more than 55 percent of voters in Mississippi. A Colorado-based group, Personhood USA, is trying to get the measure on 2012 ballots in Montana and five other states. In Montana, election officials have approved the language of the initiative and cleared the way for supporters to start gathering signatures. “It doesn’t discourage me or change my approach in battling the plight of abortion, said Annie Bukacek, a Kalispell doctor. “I am confident Montana voters will embrace it.” In Montana, a libertarianminded state that has a history of viewing new government rules with skepticism, abortion rights have long been viewed in politics as a marginal issue. The personhood proposal failed earlier this year to get past a Legislature overwhelmingly controlled by Republicans, and has failed in the past. Abortion foes have also previously failed in attempts to gather enough signatures to bypass the Legislature and place the constitutional change on the ballot. Getting proposed changes to the Montana Constitution on the ballot requires signatures from 10 percent of qualified voters in each of 40 legislative house districts, or a total of nearly 50,000 signatures. Bukacek said the effort is more organized this time and she expects backers will clear the tough hurdle. But even if it does get to the ballot, opponents expect it will be rejected by voters in Montana. “The more voters learn about the many dangerous and extreme consequences of this type of initiative, the more they oppose it,” said Stacey Anderson, with Planned Parenthood of Montana.

At a glance A look at current numbers for the state’s top races: Governor • Phil Bryant (R) — 516,418 (61 percent) • Johnny DuPree (D) — 328,649 (39 percent) Attorney General • *Jim Hood (D) — 505,480 (61 percent) • Steve Simpson (R) — 326,049 (39 percent) Treasurer • Lynn Fitch (R) — 485,854 (59 percent) • Connie Moran (D) — 314,902 (38 percent) • Shawn O’Hara (RP) — 25,100 (3 percent) Agriculture Commissioner • Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) — 468,236 (57 percent) • Joel Gill (D) — 331,643 (40 percent) • Cathy Toole (RP) — 20,377 (2 percent) Insurance Commissioner • *Mike Chaney (R) — 510,224 (62 percent) • Louis Fondren (D) — 284,098 (35 percent) • Barbara Washer (RP) — 27,697 (3 percent) Initiative 26 (Definition of Person Person at Fertilization) • No — 476,178 (58 percent) • Yes — 346,699 (42 percent) Initiative 27 (Voter Identification Photo and Exemptions) • Yes — 512,022 (62 percent) • No — 312,505 (38 percent) Initiative 31 (Eminent Domain Exceptions to Limits) • Yes — 606,174 (73 percent) • No — 223,117 (27 percent) * Incumbent

Voters north and south weigh in on sheriff’s races JACKSON — Sheriff’s races across the state have been decided. Some highlights: • Melvin Brisolara was reelected in Harrison County and Mike Byrd won re-election in Jackson County. Incumbent Martin Pace beat Bubba Comans with 75 percent of the vote in Warren County. • Republican Ricky Adam’s election as sheriff in Hancock County makes him only the fourth to hold the office in the past 50 years. Adam,a newbie, defeated Democrat

in brief

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eric Moran in Tuesday’s election. • In Harrison County, Brisolara captured 70 percent of the vote over Randall Darty. • In Jackson County, Byrd, a Republican, won a fourth term, defeating Democratic challenger Jeff Barnes and independent opponent Walter “Bo” Bohl. • In DeSoto County, Sheriff Bill Rasco won a second term defeating former sheriff

James Albert Riley, Ronnie Pollard and Jim Caldwell, who all ran as independents. Rasco ran as a Republican. Rasco was seeking his second term after defeating Riley in 2007. • Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson won a third term, defeating Democrat Dovie Outlaw Williams. • Democrat Jimmy Edwards beat Republican Jim Taylor to replace longtime Union County Sheriff Tommy Wilhite, who retired. • Democrat Cecil Cantrell beat Republican Mike Hall

Jindal adviser: Third term likely BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal wrapped up his historic re-election bid with $4.6 million remaining in his campaign account, and Jindal’s chief political strategist said Wednesday that the governor might hang on to some of the cash to seek a third term as governor. “I can’t imagine this is his last term,” the governor’s campaign architect Timmy Teepell said. Louisiana’s top executive can serve two consecutive terms in office and then must take a four-year break before being able to run for another term.

“ H e ’s 4 0 years old. He enjoys the job. He’s a young guy,” Teepell said. The Republican governor raised $15 Gov. Bobby million this Jindal election cycle in his race for a second term, bringing in donations from his earliest days in office. He attracted no major opposition in the primary and won overwhelmingly with 66 percent of the vote, the largest margin of victory in a primary since

Louisiana moved to an open primary system in 1975. Jindal can use his hefty campaign account to travel for speeches, shell out donations to other candidates around the country as he maintains a national GOP presence and keep consultants like Teepell and other strategists on the payroll. Jindal’s second term begins in January. His inauguration is Jan. 9. Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a Democrat, served four terms as governor between 1972 and 1996.

in Monroe County. Cantrell will replace incumbent Andy Hood, whom he defeated in the Democratic primary. • Democrat Leo Mask beat Republican Shawn Settles and Independent Larry Poole in Pontotoc County. Mask beat incumbent Neal Davis in the primary. • Democrat Dean Howell won in George County, defeating Republican Neal Henry. Howell had defeated Tony Keel, who had been sheriff since just after Sheriff Garry Welford was killed in 2010.

• Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie defeated independent Ricardo Clayton.

Kemper struggles with vote mix-up DEKALB — Kemper County officials were trying to determine how many people voted in the House District 42 race when they should have voted in District 43. A handful of precincts in Kemper County are split — some voters in the Preston precinct, for example, vote

in District 43 in the race for House of Representatives, while others vote in District 42. Democratic challenger Michael T. Evans holds a slim lead of about 150 votes over incumbent Republican incumbent Russ Nowell in the District 43 race. In the District 42 race, incumbent Democrat Reecy Dickson is the apparent winner over Roy O. VanDevender with about 63 percent of the vote.


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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: The United States Marine Corps is 236 years old today. Semper Fidelis.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Much interest is being shown in the wedding of Thomas H. Allen and Miss Fannie Cook. • T.A. O’Herin withdraws from the firm of F.E. O’Neil Co.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Joseph H. Short announces his candidacy for the postmastership. • There is much interest in the wedding of Miss Ethel Miles Willis and Charles E. Crook. The Rev. W.T. Capers officiates.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Miss Pauline Buchanan returns to her home in Delhi. • Miss Hattie Kelts, president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Mississippi, is a guest of Mrs. L.C. Murray.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 V.E. Lack goes to his home in Alexandria, Va., to recuperate. • More than 1,000 feminine votes are on the registration books.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The cafeteria at Carr Junior High School is burglarized. • Howard Farrar, 83, of Anguilla, dies here.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Miss Agnes Putnam dies. She was 84. • Mrs. L.E. Tennant and daughter are here from Memphis on a visit with relatives.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Virginia Sanders, Dale Harper and Patsy Hunt are to be coeditors of the Cannon’s Roar, Carr Central High School’s yearbook. • Dr. James H. Hall, 44, dies in a local hospital after a short illness.



50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Paul Harvey speaks at the Vicksburg Auditorium. • Mrs. Mary Thompson, 66, dies. • St. Aloysius beats Jett 25-0.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 The book, “The Best Loved Religious Poems,” by James Lawson, is given to the Etta O’Neill library by the Sisters of Mercy in memory of Mrs. Lila W. Pugh. • Mrs. Lula Reed dies. • The high today was 54 degrees; the low was 44.

7 billion people is not the problem United Nations demographers estimate that the world’s population has reached 7 billion; it hit 6 billion just 12 years ago. Almost all commentators said this milestone was a bad thing. Worried the Center for Biological Diversity, an ecology group: “Overpopulation and overconsumption are the root causes of environmental destruction. They’re driving species extinct, destroying wildlife habitat and undermining the basic needs of all life at an unprecedented rate. It has to stop.” The Scientific American fretted that we could be running out of energy for such a large population, “Simply put, is there enough energy that can be harnessed to provide a rewarding lifestyle to however many billion of us inhabit the planet? Those limits are already being pushed, as can be seen in the large increases in the price of everything from oil to food over the last decade.” As we have pointed out in previous editorials, this commodity inflation is happening because the U.S. Federal Reserve Board has devalued the dollar, much as happened during another era of rapidly rising energy prices: the

1970s. When measured against the price of gold, prices for oil and other commodities have held steady, or actually have declined, in the past decade. From our freedom perspective, we look on population growth as something that free people can cope with, and which should not be the concern of government coercion. China is a good example. During Mao’s Great Leap Forward, from 1958-61, collectivization of farming lead to the deaths of up to 46 million people, according to recent estimates. But after Mao died in 1976, under successor Deng Xiaoping, China moved from communism to capitalism, producing the most remarkable economic boom in world history. It now even exports food to your local California grocery store. But Deng also imposed China’s infamous one-child policy, in which couples were coerced into limiting their families. The result will be, in about 15 years, a graying of the Chinese population that will cause problems. The Chinese now are recognizing their mistake and are allowing more children. The problem never would have existed if, all along, they just had allowed free-

dom to flourish. “It’s a good thing,” Myron Ebell told us of the 7 billion population milestone; he’s the director of the Center for Energy and the Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “People are a blessing and a resource. Human beings consume but also work and advance. They have brains and determination to do things. More people will bring more prosperity and more progress.” He quoted the late population demographer Julian Simon, who said that “people are not just stomachs, but minds with abilities.” Think of the great good done by just one person, Steve Jobs, who died Oct. 5, admired and respected across the world for his incredible innovations. Now imagine if he hadn’t existed. Certainly, pollution, overcrowding, malnutrition and other problems exist, especially in Africa and some parts of Asia. But these problems can be solved through capitalist reforms encouraging business and jobs creation. The problem is not too many people, but too little freedom.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Emily Joyner is presented an award of appreciation at the Winston-Salem, N.C., general convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for work as chairman of the local UDC project to mark with headstones the graves of 1,600 Confederate dead. • Mr. and Mrs. George Flaggs Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Emmari Genean, on Nov. 10.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Jennifer McClung is named young woman of the year. • An ABF transport truck jack-knifes and spills diesel fuel on U.S. 61 South at Cain Ridge Road. • Raphael Flowers dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Birta M. Sanders receives the Vicksburg-Warren Retired Teacher Association retired teacher of the year award. • Albert Hoxie wins the weekly Vicksburg Post football contest. • Dalen Reece Bush celebrates his second birthday.

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Election notebook: No guarantees of 2012 legislative elections STARKVILLE — Here are a few items left in the 2011 general election notebook: • Both in the media and among political operatives in both major parties in Mississippi, there has been a general assumption that the Legislature’s failure to complete legislative redistricting dictated back-to-back legislative elections in both 2011 and again in 2012. The Legislature was unable to complete the drawing of new maps prior to the 2011 elections. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling on redistricting, allowing state lawmakers to run in their current districts in Tuesday’s elections. Mississippi’s redistricting is complicated by the fact that the state has a prior history of drawing blacks out of the equation and any plan Mississippi legislators draft must be approved by the U.S. Justice Dept. The state’s 122 state House districts and 52 Senate districts have to be updated to reflect



Veteran lawmaker State Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said last week that he rated chances of back-to-back state legislative elections ‘at about 50 percent.’

population changes based on new census figures from the 2010 census. A three-judge federal panel said the state could hold the 2011 elections in the old districts, redraw the lines, and then hold another election under the new plans in 2012 after the Justice Department approves the new plans. That same scenario played out in Mississippi after the 1990 Census. But not all state legislators are convinced that there will be backto-back elections. Veteran law-

maker State Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said last week that he rated chances of back-to-back state legislative elections “at about 50 percent.” Several Republican lawmakers have expressed similar sentiments, but NAACP attorney Carroll Rhodes of Hazlehurst has said his clients will submit their own redistricting maps because the current districts are “severely malapportioned.” When the dust settles from Tuesday’s elections, legislative redistricting becomes the No. 2 issue on

the minds of members of the state House of Representatives. The top issue is the contest to choose a new speaker of the House. • The Legislature is also charged with congressional redistricting. While that task is not expected to generate the heat that it did a decade ago when Mississippi lost a congressional district, there is an effort by Republicans to bypass the Obama Administration Justice Department and leave the process in the federal courts. The Mississippi GOP has asked federal judges to redraw the lines for the state’s four congressional districts before the 2012 elections. The largest bone of contention appears to be disagreements between the senior member of the state’s House delegation — U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton — and Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Pearl, over political turf along the border of their districts. • One of the most closely watched statistics from the Nov. 8 gen-

eral elections will be the count on absentee ballots across the state. While the voters spoke to the issue of voter ID as a mean to combat voter fraud, the facts make clear that absentee ballot fraud is the area of state elections that currently allow the most frequent and widespread voter fraud opportunities. But it appears clear that absentee voting is on the rise and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has identified a number of counties in which individuals are witnessing multiple absentee ballots. That trend has been increased for the last few election cycles. Absentee ballot reform and a revisiting of the question of true early voting are reforms that the Legislature should debate in 2012. •

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Senate ready to approve jobs benefits for vets WASHINGTON (AP) — A united Senate is ready to emphatically approve legislation aimed at helping unemployed veterans and companies doing business with the government, a measure that includes the first, tiny slice of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan that is likely to become law. A day before Veterans

Day, senators were poised to endorse the modest bill today by a wide bipartisan margin. Passage would send the measure to the House, which is not meeting this week but seems likely to give the legislation final congressional approval as early as next week. The measure includes tax credits of up to $9,600 for com-

panies that hire disabled veterans who have been jobless for six months or more and enhanced job training and counseling for vets. It also repeals a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of their payments to contractors. That statute, which has yet to take effect, was designed

to thwart tax cheats, but lawmakers now say it makes it harder for those companies to hire more workers. For weeks, the two parties have battled to a standoff over the president’s $447 billion jobs package, which features a payroll tax break for workers and employers and money for repairing bridges and hiring

police officers. Today’s vote represented a momentary respite in that struggle, which is being waged in the shadow of 2012 presidential and congressional elections sure to be dominated by the still wheezing economy. Underscoring the ongoing partisan strife over the nation’s bleak employment picture,

passage of the bill was to be preceded by a vote on a massive Republican jobs amendment that faced certain defeat in the Democratic-run Senate. The language, sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and others, combines more than two dozen GOP anti-tax, antiregulatory proposals.

Democrats present offer USDA yanks fees on Christmas staple after criticism to cut deficit by $2 trillion Tree tax axed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the Obama administration really taxing Christmas trees? No, but the White House said Wednesday it was reversing its decision to approve an industry-sponsored Christmas tree promotion program after conservatives accused the Agriculture Department of spoiling Christmas with a new tree tax. The program — similar to familiar industry campaigns like “Got Milk?” “Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner” and “The Incredible Edible Egg” — would have been fully funded by fees on the industry at 15 cents per Christmas tree sold. The industry had asked the USDA to set up the program. Conservative critics said the costs could eventually be passed o n t o c o n su m ers. The National Christmas Tree Association said it wouldn’t have an impact on the price consumers pay for their trees. White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said the USDA would delay the program, but defended it, saying it was not a tax. “I can tell you unequivocally that the Obama administration is not taxing Christmas

trees,” Lehrich said. “What’s being talked about here is an industry group deciding to impose fees on itself to fund a promotional campaign.” That said, Lehrich added,

“USDA is going to delay implementation and revisit this action.” USDA promotion and research boards are common, used by at least 18 other agricultural commodities. The Christmas tree industry peti-

Working mothers giving up checks to care for newborns as paid-leave benefits fall short WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of working women who give birth are forgoing paychecks to care for their newborns as employers become selective about granting paid leave. Lower-educated mothers are nearly four times more likely than college graduates to be denied paid maternity benefits, the widest the gap has been over the past 50 years. The Census Bureau analysis released today highlights the patchwork of work-family arrangements in the U.S., which, unlike most countries, lacks a federal policy on paid parental leave. The analysis finds that while more companies since the 1960s have been offering paid leave to women

for time off for pregnancy, birth and child care, the share of firsttime mothers who received such benefits more recently has leveled off. The census report comes amid a longer-term trend of widening U.S. income inequality caused by slowing wage growth at the middle- and lower-income levels. Women with high-school diplomas or less saw drop-offs in paid-leave benefits from the early 2000s to the period covering 2006 to 2008, which includes the first year of the recession. “This isn’t good news for women at the bottom, and the irony is that the people with the most children are now the least likely to have the supports they

need,” said Kathleen Gerson, a professor of sociology at New York University and author of the book “The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family.” Women with higher birth rates in the U.S. are on average younger, less educated and typically Hispanic, and they are more likely to toil in lower-wage positions. If firsttime mothers don’t receive paid-leave benefits, they often return to their jobs quickly after giving birth, or sacrifice a steady paycheck by taking unpaid leave or quitting altogether to spend additional time with their newborns.

tioned to set up its own promotional program after years of concern about lost market share to the artificial Christmas tree industry. The National Christmas Tree Association said a majority of growers favored the petition. Industries get the Agriculture Department involved to make sure the effort to promote their product is fair and unified. If the USDA eventually approves it, a board of industry representatives will make decisions on how to promote and research Christmas trees. Conservative critics were unbowed. David Addington, a former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and now a vice president at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said in a post on the think tank’s website that the money coming into the federal government constitutes a tax. “The American Christmas tree has a great image that doesn’t need any help from the government,” Addington said. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., piled on. “This new tax is a smack in the face to each and every American who celebrates Christmas, and may be the best example to date of President Obama’s obsession with taxing and regulating hard-working American families,” he said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Congress’ supercommittee secretly presented Republicans with a revised deficit-cutting proposal earlier this week that calls for a blend of $1 trillion in spending cuts and $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over the next decade, officials in both parties said Wednesday night, adding that compromise talks remain alive though troubled. The previously undisclosed offer scaled back an earlier Democratic demand for $1.3 trillion in higher taxes, a concession to Republicans. At the same time it jettisoned a plan to slow the growth in future cost-of-living increases in Social Security benefits, a provision liberal Democrats oppose. The one-page proposal was handed to Republicans at a meeting Monday night attended by some but not all members of the supercommittee. At the same session, GOP lawmakers in attendance advanced a revised proposal of their own that signaled for the first time they would be willing to accept higher revenues as part of a plan to cut deficits over the next decade. Given the unusual secrecy of the meeting and the committee’s Nov. 23 deadline to produce at least $1.2 trillion

in savings, it appeared that the pace of activity on the panel was accelerating. Less clear was whether there was still time to bridge enormous differences on priorities, or whether each side was laying the groundwork for trying to blame the other in case gridlock triumphs. The committee, comprising six Republicans and six Democrats, has been working for weeks. Evidence of progress has been scarce, with Republicans demanding large cuts in benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare, while Democrats pressed for additional tax revenue as a condition for agreeing to make deep spending cuts. Few details are known of the session Monday night, except that Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., outlined a plan on behalf of the four Republicans in attendance, and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., countered with the revisions in an earlier Democratic proposal. One official said the meeting lasted several hours. Any progress that might have been made by the panel has largely been overshadowed in the past two days by a Democratic campaign to dismiss the GOP proposal as a prescription for deep tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


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Major economic steps by new Libya leaders called unlikely TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s interim government is unlikely to award new oil concessions or take major economic decisions, saving those for an elected leadership, as it focuses instead on restoring security after the country’s 8-month civil war, the outgoing finance minister said today. The transitional government is being formed by Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib, who

said today that he needs up to two more weeks to complete the job. El-Keib’s government would remain in place until June, the deadline for electing a 200-member national assembly that would choose a new prime minister. Restarting oil production has been a major focus of Libya’s interim rulers. The industry was virtually paralyzed during the fighting that ended in late October, with the

capture and death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Ali Tarhouni, the outgoing finance and oil minister, said Libya is now producing about 570,000 barrels a day, compared to the daily pre-war output of 1.6 million barrels. He said daily output could surpass 700,000 barrels by the end of the year, and that natural gas exports via pipeline to Italy will resume in coming days.

The main challenge of the incoming government is to establish functioning security services, including an army and border guards, Tarhouni told reporters at his office. Currently, semi-autonomous militias that had fought against Gadhafi still control key locations, including Tripoli’s main airport. “I don’t anticipate that this transitional government will make major decisions” on the

economy, Tarhouni said. “It’s (in power for) eight months, and most of these big infrastructure projects most likely will be delayed until you have a constitution, an elected government. I don’t expect, for example, that this transitional government will give new concessions for oil.” An elected government will likely push to diversify the Libyan economy and strengthen the private sector,

Tarhouni said. The old regime relied almost entirely on oil revenues, while private business was hampered by restrictions and corruption. Tarhouni said tourism and financial services could become major sources of revenue in the future. “I think that that’s one of the major shifts, strategically, for the economy of Libya,” he said when asked about decreasing the dependence on oil.

Alaska coast battered James Murdoch blames underlings for hacking by snow, fierce winds shifting blame in Britain

LONDON (AP) — James Murdoch insisted today he’d been kept in the dark about the culture of criminality at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, telling a committee of often-skeptical British lawmakers that he’d been blind-sided by his subordinates. In more than 2½ hours of testimony, Murdoch accused two former lieutenants of misleading both him and parliamentarians over the scope of a phone hacking scandal that has shaken his father, Rupert Murdoch’s, media empire. “Any suspicion of widerspread wrongdoing, none of these things were mentioned to me,” the junior Murdoch said, taking largely the same stance he took before Parliament during testimony in July. Murdoch’s repeated denials that he’d seen critical evidence of widespread criminality at his company prompted derisive comments from the lawmakers investigating the scandal. “You must be the first mafia boss in history who didn’t think he was running a criminal enterprise,” said Labour lawmaker Tom Watson, a strident Murdoch critic. Murdoch, stony-faced, called the comment inappropriate. He laid the blame squarely at the door of the News of the World’s former editor, Colin Myler, and News International’s former legal adviser, Tom Crone, both of whom insist that they briefed Murdoch as long

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A protester for change of media regulation wears a mask of James Murdoch outside the Houses of Parliament in London today. ago as early 2008 about damning evidence that proved that phone hacking went much further than had previously been acknowledged. “I believe their testimony was misleading, and I dispute it,” Murdoch said. The finger-pointing follows months of drip-drip revelations that undermined Murdoch’s credibility. Crone and Myler’s account of events has called Murdoch’s credibility into question. Documents published in the months since James Murdoch’s earlier appearance in Parliament — in which he insisted he was not informed of the scale of the scandal — have been par-

ticularly damning. One, written by a senior lawyer, warned Murdoch’s News International that there was “overwhelming evidence” that some of its most senior journalists had been involved in illegal practices. “No documents were shown to me,” Murdoch said. Murdoch responded to questions quickly and confidently — occasionally striking an apologetic tone when questions steered him toward his company’s failure to get to grips with the scandal. He said executives at the company had given assurances, and that the company “relied on those assurances

for too long.” “I’m sorry for that,” he said. He also apologized for the use of a private investigator to tail the lawyers of phone hacking victims, calling the practice “appalling.” He blamed Crone and another unnamed former News of the World employee for commissioning the surveillance, adding that it was “something I would never condone.” Crone did not return a message seeking comment. Myler’s telephone number is unlisted, and a letter sent to him more than a month ago has gone unanswered.

Boy killed when gunmen fire on Yemen protests SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on anti-government protests in two cities in Yemen today, killing a 13-yearold boy and injuring a dozen others, a medical official said. The attack came as thousands of activists marched in the capital Sanaa and in the central city of Taiz, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to face trial for his government’s crackdown on

protesters. For nearly 10 months, protesters have filled streets and public squares across Yemen, calling for the ouster of autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for three decades. While Saleh’s security forces have used deadly force to suppress the protests, international diplomacy has failed to resolve the crisis. Al-Qaida-linked militants

Pope might visit Cuba, Mexico next spring VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said today that Pope Benedict XVI is looking into visiting Cuba and Mexico next spring, traveling to a region where about half of the world’s Catholics live and where Pope John Paul II made historic visits during his pontificate. The announcement marked the first word from the Vatican of a possible foreign trip for the pontiff next year, and signals that despite his age — he turns 85 in April — and increasing frailty, Benedict still intends to travel

far to meet the world’s Catholics. Mexico is poised to take Brazil’s place as the world’s top Cathol i c n at i o n , Pope although Benedict XVI t h e c h u rc h is losing members in both countries. The church in Cuba, meanwhile, has taken on a prominent role recently in negotiating the release of jailed dissidents.

have taken advantage of the internal turmoil to take over towns and villages in Yemen’s south. The U.S. considers alQaida’s Yemen branch to be especially dangerous. The U.N. Secretary General’s special envoy to Yemen, Jamal bin Omar, arrived in the country today to seek progress on a U.S.-backed proposal to end the crisis. The plan was put forward by Yemen’s powerful Gulf Arab neighbors.

Under the plan, Saleh would step down and pass power to his vice president in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Saleh has agreed to the proposal three times, only to refuse to sign at the last minute. Many Yemeni activists criticize the proposal for falling short of the democratic reforms and new government they want their uprising to achieve.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska night, the National Weather (AP) — Packing hurricane- Service said. “The sea level will remain force winds, an Alaskan storm of “epic proportions” slammed steady into the early morninto coastal communities, ing hours and then start to sending some residents flee- come down tomorrow morning,” Kearney ing to higher said. ground as Flooding it tore roofs was reported from homes in Point Hope, and knocked wh e r e t h e out power. water came The stronwithin 10 feet gest storm to of the airport hit the state in runway, but four decades the commucarried with it nity still had heavy snows power, Kearand rains. The ney said. precipitation Earlier, the sent water storm prolevels rising duced 85-mph late Wednesgusts, well day night in above hurriNome, causcane force. ing floodPeople get a closer look at B u t e m e r ing in lowlying areas, large waves cresting over the gency manthe National seawall Wednesday in Nome, agers said that the winds Weather Ser- Alaska. had begun to vice said. taper off and “It’s barely beginning to wind down along were clocked with still-potent the coast,” Stephen Kearney, a gusts of 55 mph. The storm meteorologist for the Weather passed through more southService in Fairbanks, said late ern points of its path. Some villages, such as Wednesday night. Emergency officials warned Kivalina, could be even more that areas on Alaska’s western vulnerable with winds shiftcoast between Norton Sound ing as they head to Russia, and Point Hope were vulner- officials said. Water reportedly reached able to a possible surge of sea water that could bring varying some homes in at least four degrees of flooding to villages Native villages, including Tununak and Kipnuk, state already soaked. However, there were no new emergency managers said reports of substantial damage earlier Wednesday. in Nome late Wednesday

Tropical Storm Sean strengthens, could reach hurricane strength MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sean continues to strengthen and could become a hurricane as it makes a turn to the northeast toward Bermuda. Warnings so far have focused on strong surf and currents. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said today that Sean’s maximum sustained winds are 65 mph. It is located about 390 miles

west-southwest of Bermuda and is moving north at 8 mph. The storm is expected to turn toward the northeast later today, and the center is expected to pass northwest of Bermuda Friday morning. Forecasters said Sean could become a hurricane later today before weakening Friday. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda.

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smart money Q: About three years ago, we were forced to have our 87-year-old mother move into an assisted-living facility. Since that time, her savings have been exhausted, and she went on Medicaid plus Medicare. About 12 years ago, she sold her small house to me and my two siblings for a dollar. The contract had a lifeinterest clause. The house was vacant for about three years, so we sold it last fall. It’s tax time, and the lawyer sent us our 1099s. He also sent one to my mother for one-fourth of the proceeds and said she would have to include it on her income taxes. How do we report this earning without having to reapply for Medicare? We know the money BRUCE will go to the assisted-living facility, but we just don’t want the hassle with the government. At present,



her Social Security and pension (except for $80 a month) go toward her living arrangements. — David, via e-mail A: See a professional, someone who deals regularly with tax matters and knows the code. I am curious why the house was sold for $1. It seems to me that it’s better to sell the house for a sum that would still get you under the income tax requirements at the time and also would increase the base when the house is ultimately sold. I mention that because so many people think there is a major advantage to the $1 transaction. From a tax perspective, that is often not the case. Whether there is enough money here to create a taxable interest for your mother is yet another matter. It would depend on how much principal was given to each of you. I am sure you can go to a computer and perhaps figure this out, but, in my opinion, a competent tax accountant is the only intelligent decision. •

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Premier says he will put debt deal to referendum ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Senior banker Lucas Papademos was named today as the prime minister of the new Greek interim government, charged with keeping the debt-strapped country out of bankruptcy and firmly in the 17-nation eurozone. After four days of intense political negotiations, the 64-year-old former vice president of the European Central Bank was chosen to lead a coalition backed by both the governing Socialists and opposition conservatives that will operate until early elections in February. He replaces outgoing Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou midway through his four-year term. A statement from the president’s office said Papademos would form an interim government that will secure and implement the Lucas Papademo decisions of a $177 billion European debt deal agreed upon during a summit in Brussels on Oct. 27. That deal is the country’s second massive bailout, after a first $150 billion rescue package was deemed not enough to keep Greece

Market pressures ease in Italy after reform promise

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Outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou waves as he arrives at the presidential palace for a meeting in Athens today. from bankruptcy. The new cabinet will be sworn in Friday afternoon. The latest Greek crisis erupted last week, when Papandreou said he would put the hard-fought European debt deal, that involves private bondholders canceling 50 percent of their Greek debt holdings, to a referendum. The announcement horrified European lead-

ers, sparked a rebellion in his own party and caused an uproar in financial markets. Papandreou withdrew the referendum plan and agreed to step aside for a unity government. Papademos, a former ECB vice president who is not a member of any party, has been operating lately as an adviser to the prime minister.

ROME (AP) — Market pressure on Italy eased somewhat today after the president vowed to accelerate reforms to make way for Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation as early as this weekend and a bond sale went better than expected. President Giorgio Napolitano assured skitSilvio tish invesBerlusconi tors that Berlusconi will step down, as promised, after reforms are passed — likely by Saturday — and he named respected economist Mario Monti senator for life in a move that puts him in line to run the next government. In what may bode well for a smooth transition, Berlusconi congratulated Monti on his new post in a telegram, wishing him “fruitful work in the country’s interest” and recognizing his accomplishments. Italy is under intense pressure to prove it has the political strength to enact measures to increase confidence in its ability to repay its debts.

Europe progress, job report send stocks up NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher today on an unexpected drop in unemployment claims and signs of progress in Europe’s debt crisis. The gains came a day after the Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 400 points. Wednesday’s losses were the worst for the stock market since the volatile trading in August. Traders are concerned that a debt crisis in Italy and Greece might lead to a painful global recession.

In the U.S., the number of applications for unemployment benefits fell to 390,000 last week. In the U.S., the number of applications for unemployment benefits fell to 390,000 last week. That was the lowest level since mid-April and a sign that the job market might be improving. Economists had expected 400,000 applications. The Dow was up 44 points, or 0.4 percent, at 11,824 as of 11 a.m. It plunged 389 points

Wednesday after Italy’s borrowing rates soared to a dangerous level and talks in Greece on naming a new prime minister broke down. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 2, or 0.2 percent, to 1,231. The Nasdaq composite fell 11, or 0.4 percent, to 2,610. In corporate news:

• Cisco Systems Inc. rose 6.3 percent after its quarterly results beat Wall Street’s estimates. • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. plunged 30 percent after its revenues fell short of analyst expectations. • Viacom Inc., owner of MTV Networks and Comedy Central, rose 0.4 percent after it earned more than analysts predicted. Most of the increase was due to its Paramount Pictures division.

‘Work until the day I die’

Poll finds more boomers working past retirement WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for kicking back at the lake house, long afternoons of golf or pretty much anything baby boomers had dreamed about in retirement. For many, the plan now calls for logging more hours at the office and renewed worries about money, according to a new poll. The Associated poll found a baby boom generation planning to work into retirement years — with 73 percent planning to work past retirement, up from 67 percent this spring. A majority of boomers also are shaky about their nest eggs. In all, 53 percent of boomers polled said they do not feel confident they’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement. That’s up from 44 percent who were concerned about retirement finances in March. “I’m not confident at all,” said 63-year-old Susan Webb of West Liberty, Iowa. Webb — one of the 77 million boomers born between 1946 and 1964 — had long hoped to retire at 65 from her job as a real estate broker. Not anymore, not since the economic downturn that led to depressed housing prices, wild stock market swings and an unemployment rate hovering at or above 9 percent for all but two months since May 2009. Webb and her husband,

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Susan Webb and her husband, Bob, hold their dog Max in West Liberty, Iowa. who’s 67, are both still working full time. They hope to ratchet back to part time at some point, but plans for a scenic lake house where they can go fishing and spend time with their two grandchildren will likely mean selling their current home — not part of the original plan. At 50, Cheri Hubbs of Norfolk, Va., is on the younger side of the boomer spectrum. Even so, she knows she’ll work in retirement. “I just feel like I’m going to work until the day I die,” said Hubbs, an administrative assistant. Hubbs had little saved for retirement when she went to see a financial planner a few years ago. Now, she and her husband are socking away as

much money as they can. She’s also cut back drastically on her little luxuries — trips to the nail salon and Starbucks. In the poll, 41 percent of boomers said they are expecting to have to scale back their lifestyle in some way in retirement and 31 percent believe they will struggle financially. Retirement expert Olivia Mitchell said working longer and cutting back are two practical ways for boomers to save more. “It’s a kind of downscaled consumer society that I see in the next five years at least,” said Mitchell, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and executive director of the Pension

Research Council. “Consume less and tighten the belt.” Downsizing is part of the plan for software designer Greg Schmidt of Carlisle, Mass. Schmidt, 53, said there’s no doubt he’ll be working longer, likely into his 70s. With a daughter in high school and twin 12-year-old boys, he’s got college tuitions to worry about as well as an aging father and father-in-law. He plans one day to move to a smaller home, maybe in the mountains of Vermont. Almost one-quarter of boomers in the poll — 23 percent — said retirement will mean they’ll have to move.

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GOP candidates: Fix U.S. economy or fail like Europe ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — United in agreement for once, Republican presidential rivals warned forcefully Wednesday night the United States could be doomed to the same sort of financial crisis that is afflicting Europe unless federal deficits are drastically cut and the economy somehow revived. Though sexual harassment allegations facing Herman Cain have dominated the GOP campaign for more than a week, the debate in economically ailing Michigan focused almost entirely on financial worries and proposed solutions in the U.S. The candidates generally stuck to practiced speech lines — with a late exception. In the middle of one answer, Texas Gov. Rick Perry found himself unable to recall the names of all three of the Cabinet-level agencies he wants to eliminate, even leaning over to Rep. Ron Paul for help at one point. “The third agency of government I would do away with — the Education, the Commerce. And let’s see. I can’t. The third one I can’t. Oops,” he said, forgetting for a moment that he wants to abolish the Department of Energy. On one specific issue that Congress must address soon, the candidates generally backed an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of the year. That was a rare moment of accord with President Barack Obama and many congressional Democrats, who have been warning that consumers could be hurt if the reduction is not renewed. “I’m not prepared to raise taxes on working Americans in the middle of a recession that’s this bad,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a sentiment quickly seconded

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, from left, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Perry disagreed, and Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota said she opposed the one-year reduction when it was approved late last year. She said it had so far “blown a hole of $100 billion in the Social Security trust fund.” Asked about Europe’s financial troubles, the candidates seemed to speak with one voice in saying Italy and other European countries should rise or fall on their own without any American bailout. And several of the White House hopefuls warned that unless U.S. deficits are cut and the economy invigorated, America is headed for the same type of downward spiral. “Europe is able to take care of their own problems. We don’t

want to step in and bail out their banks and their economies,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said as he and GOP rivals met for the first time in three weeks in campaign debate. Even so, he said the United States should continue contributing to organizations like the International Monetary Fund that are working to prevent a meltdown in troubled economies overseas., Paul was more emphatic about the debt. “You have to let it liquidate. We took 40 years to build up this worldwide debt,” he added. Cain said there wasn’t much the United States could do directly to help Italy at present because the economy there is in such difficult shape. “We need to focus on the economy

and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman before a debate at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday.

or we will fail,” he said, referring to the U.S. and calling for spending cuts, a strong dollar and measures to stimulate growth. The Cain accusations did come up, though briefly. “The American people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion due to unfounded accusations,” he said when the question came up early in the debate. “I value my character and my integrity more than anything else. And for every one person that comes forward with an unfair accusation there are probably, there are thousands who come forward and say none of that ever happened with Herman Cain.” Romney, a former venture capitalist, was asked if he would keep Cain on the job as

a CEO given the accusations. He responded, “Herman Cain is the person to respond to these questions. He just did.” On another point, Cain felt it necessary to make a postdebate apology to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, whom he had called “Princess Nancy” for sidetracking Republican legislation when she was speaker. The announced topic for the evening was the economy, a subject that produced few if any early sparks among rivals who often spar energetically. Perry, Gingrich, Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum joined Romney, Cain, Paul and Huntsman on stage at Oakland University in Michigan, a state where unemployment is 11.1 percent and well above the national 9 per-

cent jobless rate. The debate took place less than two months before Iowa’s kickoff caucuses, as the pace of campaign activity accelerates and public opinion polls suggest the race remains quite fluid. Romney and Cain currently share co-front-runner status in most surveys, with Perry and Gingrich roughly tied for third, within striking distance. Not surprisingly, none of the contenders found much to like in Obama’s economic stewardship. Perry said the next president should systematically judge all of the government regulations enacted since Obama took office on a standard of whether they created jobs. Any that failed should be repealed, he said.

Contenders’ key differences can be seen on abortion, taxation WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential candidates sound much alike in their zeal to shrink government, cut taxes and replace President Barack Obama’s big health care law with, well, something entirely different. It takes some digging to see the distinctions. That’s when Mitt Romney, for example, emerges a few steps removed from the deeply conservative drift of the pack. Sure, he says constitutional abortion rights should be overturned. But unlike Michele Bachmann and some others, he’s not up for clashing with the current Supreme Court over it. Yes, he wants to sweep away regulations that interfere with business. But unlike the slashers and burners, he wants the rules to be “updated and modern,” not thrown as a heap in the trash. Altogether, it’s a familiar pattern on the cusp of party primaries. The candidates play to their ideological base so hard that true differences among them are blurred. The presumed favorite caters to the same crowd without getting locked into positions that might prove a disadvantage with the broader and more moderate electorate next fall. That pattern results in an array of positions that sound good to the true believers but have little or no chance of becoming law. And it can produce flat-out contradictions. Witness Herman Cain’s assertions that no abortions should be allowed — and that the government has no business telling a woman she can’t have one. Or the position of several candidates that gay marriage should be outlawed

in the Constitution — and that states should be allowed to legalize or prohibit it individually, a right they would not have if the Constitution were so amended. For all the me-too-isms of the campaign, some ideas stand well apart. Cain is alone in bringing a national sales tax to the table with his catchy 9-9-9 plan to replace existing federal taxes with a 9 percent charge on personal income, businesses and purchases. Jon Huntsman wants federal authorities — yes, the ones empowered by all those regulations — to become even more aggressive on one aspect of the energy industry, breaking what he sees as an oil-company monopoly in the nation’s fuel-distribution network to let natural gas compete more favorably. And Ron Paul, ever the libertarian, proposes an evisceration of government and a disengagement from military obligations abroad that no others approach. A look at a sampling of issues, what the candidates share and where they differ:

Health Care They all want to try to repeal Obama’s overhaul and most propose long-held GOP ideas to make insurance and care more affordable. Expansion of tax-advantaged medical savings accounts, limits on medical lawsuits and deregulation in the insurance industry to let policies be sold across state lines are common threads. None would require people to obtain health insurance, although Romney did just that as Massachusetts gover-

nor and Newt Gingrich once supported the idea. Romney and Gingrich would, though, prohibit insurers from dropping or denying coverage to sick people, a key protection under Obama’s law, and they are among several candidates who would subsidize premiums through tax breaks or other means. No one lays out a fully developed plan marching the nation toward universal coverage; the priority is to get rid of “Obamacare.” Paul proposes an unfettered freemarket system that he hopes would see doctors treating the needy for free.

Immigration Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the popular Republican campaign proposal to stretch a fence all along the 1,900-mile U.S.-Mexico border is “idiocy.” He joins others in wanting more border agents. Most of the candidates say they support the fence, although some sound half-hearted about it. Huntsman, for one, says a fence might be needed but it “to some extent repulses me.” The Republican field mostly opposes giving education benefits or other social services to the children of illegal immigrants; Perry defends Texas’ record of doing so.

Education Bachmann and Paul want to eliminate the Education Department; Gingrich and Rick Santorum would shrink it. Romney once supported closing the department but says he came to see the value of the federal government in “holding down the interests

of the teachers’ unions.” The education overhaul of Republican President George W. Bush has no defenders in the field even though some supported it at the time.

Regulations Cutting regulations is a core economic plank of the candidates, especially environmental and energy rules that might constrain development. Some would go further than others. Paul would get rid of most of them — along with nearly half the federal government. Like his rivals, Romney would seek the repeal of the law toughening financial-industry regulations after the meltdown in that sector. But: “We don’t want to tell the world that Republicans are against all regulation. No, regulation is necessary to make a free market work. But it has to be updated and modern.”

Global warming Huntsman might be alone among the candidates in accepting the scientific evidence that humans contribute to global warming. Or, he might not be alone. Romney declared earlier this year that “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.” But he since said, “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet.” Paul, too, has equivocated. In 2008, he said “human activity probably does play a role” in global warming and part of the solution should be to stop subsidizing the oil industry and let prices rise

until the free market turns to alternate energy sources. Now he calls the science on manmade global warming a “hoax.” That puts him in line with Cain (“poppycock”), Santorum (“junk science”) and Perry (“scientific theory that has not been proven”), among others.

Taxes Two optional flat taxes are in the mix: Perry proposes 20 percent on income for those who want an alternative to the current system; Gingrich proposes 15 percent. Both would preserve mortgage-interest and charitable deductions. Romney works within the existing tax code in proposing that no one with adjusted gross income under $200,000 should be taxed on interest, dividends or capital gains. Apart from Paul, who wants to eliminate the income tax and much of the government, no one has stepped further from the tax code than Cain with his 9 percent rates. Contenders agree that Bushera tax cuts should continue to be extended, corporate taxes should be substantially lowered and the estate tax eliminated.

Abortion Romney says: “I would

live within the law, within the Constitution as I understand it, without creating a constitutional crisis. But I do believe Roe v. Wade should be reversed to allow states to make that decision.” His bottom line appears to be that states should decide on the legality of abortion. That means the Supreme Court decision affirming abortion rights would have to be overturned by a future court made up of however many justices he could nominate and get confirmed as president. That position is a considerable step short of seeking a constitutional abortion ban, which would allow for no such leeway by the states. But his position on abortion has changed over the years and still does not seem set in stone. Bachmann, in contrast, has strongly backed state “personhood” initiatives that, if made law, would almost certainly be confronted with a constitutional challenge and she has spoken of using other means, including federal legislation, to try to take on the status quo on abortion. Perry, too, has modified his position. He now supports a constitutional abortion ban after saying states should decide their own laws on such issues.

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Rape Continued from Page A1. the same man who raped the woman, adding, “She did tell one of our investigators that he said ‘this is payback,’ but we don’t know ‘payback’ for what.” A police release from Armstrong’s office this morning quoted the victim as stating, “This is a very dangerous individual whose crimes were premeditated; it’s

unsettling knowing he has not been apprehended, (and) I want him caught.” Victims of sexual assaults are not identified. At the time of the rape, police said nothing was stolen from the home, but today’s press release said a 32-inch Vizio TV was taken. Armstrong said police denied a theft in hopes the suspect would try to sell or pawn the TV and could be traced through a serial number they registered through online

and national crime prevention bureaus. “If anyone has purchased a TV like this, we hope they will now realize it was stolen and come forward with information about the seller,” Armstrong said. Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers has authorized up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and “concerned citizens” have contributed an additional $1,300, police said. “Crime Stoppers does not

want your name, just your information,” Armstrong said. The victim who is disabled was home alone when a male subject forced his way into the residence around 7 a.m. After raping and beating her, he fled with the TV. The physical tussle and theft in the garage reportedly also occurred at about 7 in the morning. The rapist is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-11 and with a slender



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officials continued to count absentee ballots. If no leads change, Republicans could pick up 10 seats in the House, giving them a 64-58 majority. They needed to pick up eight seats to claim a majority. Republicans, who already held a majority in the state Senate, are likely to push their majority to 30-22 in the upper chamber. The GOP also retained control of the governor’s office with Tuesday’s election of Phil Bryant. Bryant, currently lieutenant governor, won 61 percent of the vote Tuesday, defeating Hattiesburg Mayor and Democratic nominee Johnny DuPree. The roughly 842,000 total votes in the governor’s race were the second highest total in a gubernatorial election in Mississippi history, behind Haley Barbour’s 2003 victory over Ronnie Musgrove. Losing the House could deprive Democrats of some power to influence state budgets and other legislation. Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who hopes to be elected speaker, said GOP control could pave the way for restrictive legislation against immigrants and more attempts to regulate abortion, for example.

Meanwhile, Bryant named Jim Herring of Canton, a former Court of Appeals judge and former state Republican Party chairman, to lead his transition team. “We talked about during the campaign being ready to lead on day one, and we believe this is day one,” Bryant said. Bryant said again that his legislative agenda would include efforts to reform budgeting, introduce dual enrollment in high schools and community colleges as a way of providing vocational education and create a commission of business owners to recommend ways to streamline state regulations. Bryant said that he will propose that the state hold onto $80 million of the $100 million in its rainy day fund for 2014 and succeeding years. He acknowledged that if the GOP claims a House majority, members of his party will have few excuses for failing to enact their agenda. “Now we must govern,” Bryant said. “It is our responsibility to produce, not only to campaign well but govern well.” As the GOP looked for a majority in the House, some districts remained tightly

contested. For example, Rep. Brandon Jones, D-Pascagoula, trailed Republican Charles Busby by fewer than 60 votes, as local officials counted affidavit ballots filed by voters not found on the rolls by polling officials. Voting foul-ups left some other races in doubt, such as District 25, where Republican Gene Alday was bidding to unseat Democratic incumbent John Mayo of Clarksdale, and District 43, where Democrat Michael Evans was trying to dislodge Republican incumbent Russ Nowell of Louisville. Mayo’s name didn’t appear on ballots in at least one Tunica County precinct. In Nowell’s case some voters in Kemper County received ballots for a different House race. Democratic incumbents who lost included Mark DuVall of Mantachie and Jimmy Puckett of Amory. Diane Peranich of Pass Christian had conceded her race, while among those who trailed were Dirk Dedeaux of Perkinston, Mayo and Jones. Republicans lead in two open seats and picked up five others, including the north Mississippi district of outgoing House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi.

A11 build and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. Armstrong also said this morning that at least five men have submitted to DNA testing in the case. He said some results have been received and others remain incomplete. Anyone with information may call police at 601-6362511. The number for Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers is 888-827-4637.

LORMAN — Prince Coleman died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72. Mr. Coleman was a member of Mount Zion Church. He was a professional motorcycle rider and was selfemployed as a heavy-equipment operator for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Prince B. Coleman Sr.; a brother, Herman Coleman; a sister, Jeanette Reed; a son, Jerry E. Burks Sr.; and a granddaughter, Angela Lynn Brown. Survivors include his wife, Fidelias “Fido” Coleman of Lorman; his mother, Mary M. Coleman of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Deborah Coleman Spencer of Port Gibson and D’Andra Coleman Tyson of Lorman; five sons, Ronald Coleman Sr. of D’Iberville, Miss., Roger Smith of West Alexander, Ohio, Michael Coleman of Port Gibson, Reginald Coleman Sr. of Lorman and Andrew McCalpin of Jackson; a sister, Leontine Colter of Dayton; 20 grandchildren; 13-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including Willie Mae McClure and Sandra Delemos, both of Dayton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion M.B. Church in the Westside community with the Rev. Hugh Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Carbondale Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 until 5 at Thompson Funeral Home and Friday at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.

Grant Fields Sr. PORT GIBSON — Grant Fields Sr. died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Claiborne County Senior Care. He was 72. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Lizella Fields; two sons, Grant Fields Jr. of Vicksburg and Warren Kent Fields of New Orleans; three daughters, Maxine White of Flora, Kim Fields of Port Gibson and Tamika Cotton of

Stockbridge, Ga.; five sisters, Susie Childress of Gardena, Calif., Grace Heard of Inglewood, Calif., Annette Hatchett of Los Angeles and Millie Owens and Delores Anderson, both of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including Caroline Griffin of Bentonia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness of Port Gibson. Burial will follow at Ogden Cemetery in Bentonia. Visitation is from 1 until 5 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home.

J.B. Irving EDWARDS — Services for J.B. Irving will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh T. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Edwards. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Irving died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at his home. He was 77. He was a member of Morning Star M.B. at Smith Station. He attended Pleasant Grove School. He worked for many years at AndersonTully Co. and was retired from Cal-Maine Foods. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearlie Hilton and Johnny Irving; and a sister, Pearly Williams. Survivors include his daughter, Annie Dulaney of Edwards; two sisters, Earnestine Richardson of Edwards and Cathleen Walker of Detroit; two brothers, Willie Earl Irving of Detroit and Casket Hilton of Edwards; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Michael A. Reed Services for Michael A. Reed will be at noon Saturday at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church with the Rev. Michael Wesley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation

will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Reed died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 32. Born in Vicksburg, he received his education from Vicksburg High School. Survivors include two daughters, Mikcah A. Reed and Niya M. Reed, both of Vicksburg; his fiancé, Angel Bolden of Vicksburg; his parents, Andrew and Cheryl Patten; a sister, Lakeshia Reed Crook of Vicksburg; a brother, Andrew “Nat” Patten of Vicksburg; stepgrandfather, Sterling Ivory Sr. of Vicksburg; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tommie Walker NEWPORT, Ark. — Mrs. Tommie (Bennett) Walker, 87, lifelong resident of Newport, Ark., departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Lambiotte and husband Larry of Vicksburg and Linda Harris

company, women attended a rally last month with signs such as “I love my IUD” and “Keep your public policy off my private parts.” “Just from being in town all week and seeing several of the news reports, it looks like some women who had never carried a sign or worn a sandwich board were out there against it,” said Mississippi State University political scientist Marty Wiseman. Kathy Sikes of Jackson, a Catholic and an abortion opponent, voted against it. The mother of three grown daughters believed it would pave the way for government intrusion into private medical decisions such as birth control. She said also she grew tired of receiving e-mail from men asking for her support. “All the men are the ones who said to vote for it,” Sikes said, chuckling. “Well, why not? Nothing off their back. They have the fun and then the woman raises the child if the child comes.” The measure divided the medical and religious communities in Mississippi and caused some of the most ardent abortion opponents. The Personhood USA group is trying to get the measure

on 2012 ballots in Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Nevada and California. Leaders of the movement in Florida say they will attempt to get it on the 2014 ballot. Co-founder Keith Mason believes the defeat in Mississippi will re-energize abortion opponents because it brought more attention to the measure.

of Vicksburg; one brother, Billy Bennett of Fayetteville, Ark.; four grandchildren, Louis Lambiotte Jr., Brian Lambiotte, Courtney Lauren Harris and Stephen Harris and wife Peggy; and four great-grandchildren, Walker, Sadler, Luella and Lanier Lambiotte. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Newport with interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the service time. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 219, Newport, AR 72112 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home: www.

Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 6 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Lake Charles. She was 80. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius Williams Sr.; her parents, Sam Sr. and Hester Lee Jackson; a daughter, Shelia Denise Williams; two brothers, Johnnie Jackson and Sam Jackson Jr.; and a sister, Sophie Smith. She is survived by five sons, Carl Williams of Portland, Ore., Zachary Williams of Canton and Allen Kline, Cornelius Williams Jr. and Walter Johnson, all of Vicksburg; three daughters, Valerie Jackson of Lake Charles, Angela Pack of Portland and Rose Wells of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Bennie Jackson; 19 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Johnnie Williams of Canton, Milton Jackson Sr. of Lake Charles and Johnny Pack of Portland.

Hester Lee Williams LAKE CHARLES, La. — Services for Hester Lee Williams, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Traveler’s Rest Christian Church with the Rev. Thomas Benard officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar





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deputy clerk read the voter’s choice in each of 26 races and the three initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot. “Each one takes about 4 minutes to read and there’s over 700 of these,” said Jim Moore, an election support staff member with the Warren County Election Commission. “So, do the math.” Unofficial results showed Warren County’s 30,898 registered voters cast 14,724 ballots at the polls Tuesday, for a 47.6 percent turnout locally. That’s up from 36 percent from 2007, when a governor and county-level offices were last elected. Turnout statewide is estimated in excess of 50 percent.

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

LOCAL FORECAST Friday-Saturday Mostly clear Friday night, lows in the upper 30s; sunny Saturday, highs in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear tonight, lows in the lower 30s Friday-Saturday Mostly clear Friday night, lows in the upper 30s; sunny Saturday, highs in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 61º Low/past 24 hours............... 45º Average temperature......... 53º Normal this date................... 58º Record low..............33º in 1926 Record high............84º in 1935 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.96 inches Total/year.............. 33.82 inches Normal/month......1.11 inches Normal/year........ 43.67 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 4:34 A.M. Most active...............10:47 P.M. Active............................. 4:59 P.M. Most active................11:11 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:06 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:06 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:29

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 12.6 | Change: NC Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.2 | Change: +1.0 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 10.8 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 14.5 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.2 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................59.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 16.1 Saturday................................. 16.1 Sunday.................................... 16.1 Memphis Friday..........................................1.7 Saturday....................................1.0 Sunday.......................................0.4 Greenville Friday....................................... 18.4 Saturday................................. 18.3 Sunday.................................... 17.7 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 12.6 Saturday................................. 12.5 Sunday.................................... 12.4


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‘this is nixon unplugged’

Long-secret Watergate testimony coming out

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A typewritten manuscript by company founder Colonel Harland Sanders

KFC’s Colonel Sanders had more than 1 secret: A vision for cookbook LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — cooking.” It’s a veritable smorPaula Deen, step aside. Colo- gasbord of main dishes, side nel Harland Sanders is about dishes, desserts and sauces. And the man who built the to teach America “real oldtime country and farm cook- KFC chain by cooking up batches of chicken for prospecing before it’s forgotten.” tive franchisees promised to Yes, Colonel Sanders. On yellowed pages hidden offer insights into his culinary for decades, the white-jack- style: “I’ll be telling you how eted man with a special fried to prepare it like a man who’s chicken recipe and a vision talking to you right over your that helped create the modern kitchen stove,” he wrote. The company is treating the fast-food industry reveals he saw a future in another lucra- manuscript like its own Holy tive market — celebrity food Grail. The manuscript is tucked inside KFC’s electronic safe in a books. The recent discovery of an vault at its Louisville headquarunpublished manuscript writ- ters. It sits next to the Colonel’s ten by the founder of KFC famous handwritten chicken shows that while Sanders was recipe. His philosophy on life and helping build Kentucky Fried Chicken into a global brand, he cooking spring to life from the was recording his life and love pages, 31 years after his death of food — and recipes — for the at age 90 in 1980. “We can’t world. wait to share No, not The Colonel proved he was its secrets THAT recipe. more than a chicken man. with KFC Sanders’ around secret mix On these fans the globe,” of 11 herbs pages are said Roger and spices the remains preserved Eaton, restaulocked inside his personal rant chain’s the company’s “Colovault. recipes for CEO. nel Sanders But the omelets, was a lifemanuscript cook from the midColonel pancakes, long and sage and 1960s, found Harland Sanders recently by casseroles, his life lessons are just an employee pies and many more as powerful rummaging and relevant through KFC’s dishes that he said as they archives, reflected his affinity for today were 40 years again shows ago.” that the man ‘real old-time country The comwho started and farm cooking.’ It’s a pany plans the world’s most popular veritable smorgasbord of to publish the chicken chain main dishes, side dishes, manuscript online, probafrom a Social bly sometime Security desserts and sauces. next year, check and his said Laurie secret recipe Schalow, a spokeswoman for was a man before his time. “This is a new kind of book,” Yum Brands Inc., the parent of Sanders wrote in the first chap- KFC. The Colonel’s insights on ter of an approximately 200- hard work and giving it your page, typewritten manuscript best will be available for free, that KFC plans to offer up on she said. KFC plans to share some of the Internet. “There’s never been another written like it as the recipes, but others might stay hidden in the vault. far as I know. “We’re in the early stages of “It’s the story of a man’s life and the story of the food he’s testing recipes and are excited cooked and eaten, running about the potential to incorporate some of the newly discovright along with it.” The half-inch-thick document ered dishes alongside the Colois chock full of homespun anec- nel’s Original Recipe on menus dotes and life lessons from around the globe,” Eaton said. The company says it serves Sanders, who struck it rich late in life. It also includes a heaping more than 12 million customhelping of his favorite personal ers daily in 109 countries and territories around the world. recipes. “To me, my recipes are price- It still plasters the Colonel’s image on its signs and chicken less,” he wrote. buckets. The chain has been You can say that again. The secret blend of herbs and struggling in the U.S. while its spices, one of the most endur- overseas business has been ing corporate secrets in Ameri- booming, especially in China, can food folklore, isn’t revealed where KFC has become a fastin the manuscript, KFC execu- growing brand. The company has no idea why tives say. But the Colonel proved he was the manuscript was never pubmore than a chicken man. On lished. Sanders took another these pages are preserved his crack at an autobiography, personal recipes for omelets, titled “Life As I Have Known pancakes, casseroles, pies and It Has Been ‘Finger Lickin’ many more dishes that he said Good,”’ which was published reflected his affinity for “real in 1974. But the book didn’t old-time country and farm include his recipes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony about the Watergate scandal that destroyed his presidency is finally coming to light. Four months after a judge ordered the June 1975 records unsealed, the government’s Nixon Presidential Library was making them available online and at the California facility today. Historians dared hope that the testimony would form Nixon’s most truthful and thorough account of the circumstances that led to his extraordinary resignation 10 months earlier under threat of impeachment. “This is Nixon unplugged,” said historian Stanley Kutler, a principal figure in the lawsuit that pried open the records. Still, he said, “I have no illusions. Richard Nixon knew how to dodge questions with the best of them. I am sure that he danced, skipped, around a number of things.” Nixon was interviewed near his California home for 11 hours over two days, when a pardon granted by his successor, Gerald Ford, protected him from prosecution for any past crimes. Despite that shield, he risked consequences for perjury if he lied under oath. It was the first time an expresident had testified before a grand jury and it is rare for any grand jury testimony to be made public. Historians won public access to the transcript over the objections of the Obama administration, which argued in part that too many officials from that era are still alive for secret testimony involving them to be made public. The library is also releasing thousands of pages of other Watergate-era documents, several oral histories from that time and 45 minutes of recordings made by Nixon with a dictating machine. The recordings include his dictated recollections of an odd episode late one night in May 1970 when Nixon impulsively had the Secret Service take him to the Lincoln Memorial so he could meet anti-war

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Richard Nixon says goodbye to members of his staff outside the White House in 1974 after resigning the presidency.

Online protesters there. He lingered with the astonished crowd and, according to accounts of that time, asked the protesters to “keep it peaceful. Have a good time in Washington, and don’t go away bitter.” On the grand jury testimony, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth sided with the historians in his ruling in July. He decided that with the investigation long over, Nixon dead for 17 years and most of the surviving Watergate figures having written or talked

Rhino subspecies vanishing from wild GENEVA (AP) — The Western Black Rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct, and two other subspecies of rhinoceros are close to meeting the same fate, a leading conservation group said today. The International Union for Conservation of Nature said a recent reassessment of the Western Black Rhino had led it to declare the species extinct, adding that the Northern White Rhino of central Africa is now “possibly extinct” in the wild and the Javan Rhino is “probably extinct” in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population of the Javan Rhino survives on the Indonesian island of Java, it added. “A lack of political support

and willpower for conservation efforts in many rhino habitats, international organized crime groups targeting rhinos and increasing illegal demand for rhino horns and commercial poaching are the main threats faced by rhinos,” the group said in a statement accompanying the latest update of its so-called Red List of endangered species. About a quarter of all mammals are at risk of extinction, IUCN said, adding that some species have been brought back from the brink with successful conservation programs. The Southern White Rhino numbered just 100 animals at the end of the 19th century, but has since flourished and now has a population of over 20,000.

about the scandal at length, the historical importance of the transcript outweighed arguments for secrecy. “The court is confident that disclosure will greatly benefit the public and its understanding of Watergate without compromising the tradition and objectives of grand jury secrecy,” he wrote. Even so, certain portions of the testimony that deal with people still living or that are considered still relevant to national security will remain classified for now, possibly to come out after further review, said the National Archives, which operates the Nixon library and 12 other presiden-

tial libraries. One of the topics covered with Nixon in the grand jury probe was the famous 18 ½-minute gap in a tape recording of a June 20, 1972, meeting between the president and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman. The meeting came three days after the break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex by burglars linked to Nixon’s reelection committee. The questions of what Nixon knew and when were at the core of the investigation of the Watergate cover-up that ultimately implicated the president and brought him down.


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college football

Bulldogs upset

Penn State fires Paterno

Scandal takes down coach; students protest, flip over van

Mississippi State hoops loses to Akron/B4


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PREP BASKETBALL VHS hosts Brookhaven Today, 6 p.m. WC at Port Gibson Today, 6 p.m.


VHS hosts Germantown Today, 5:30 p.m.

On TV 7:20 p.m. NFL Network Can’t wait until Sunday for your NFL fix? Now you don’t have to. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, who are tied for first place in the AFC West, kick off a late-season run of Thursday night games.

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Warren Central cross country runner placed 11th at the Class 6A state meet last weekend to All-State honors.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials said today they have found the vehicle used by armed men who abducted Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, a case that highlights a sharp rise in kidnappings in Venezuela. Police found the kidnappers’ vehicle abandoned in a nearby town and were gathering evidence, Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami told reporters. He said antikidnapping units were dispatched to the area in central Carabobo state. The 24-year-old Venezuelan player, who had just finished his rookie season, was seized from his home by kidnappers on Wednesday night. “The abductors haven’t made contact with the family or with anyone,” said Domingo Alvarez, vice president of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Ramos was taken away in an SUV by four armed men from his home in Santa Ines, spokeswoman Katherine Vilera of his Venezuelan team, the Aragua Tigers, said on her Twitter account. As a rookie in 2011, Ramos hit .267 with 15 home runs in 113 games with the Nationals.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 3-4-8 La. Pick 4: 0-5-9-9 Easy 5: 1-6-17-23-24 La. Lotto: 1-9-18-26-33-36 Powerball: 5-35-57-58-59 Powerball: 12; Power play: 3

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Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, address a crowd of students from the front porch of their house on Wednesday night. Paterno, the school’s head coach for 46 years, was fired amid a child sex scandal that has rocked the program.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For the first time in almost a half-century, someone other than Joe Paterno is calling the shots at Penn State. The winningest coach in major college football history was fired Wednesday night, sending angry students into the streets where they shouted support for Paterno and tipped over a news van. Also relieved of duty was Penn State president Graham Spanier. Both were ousted by a board of trustees fed up with the damage being done to the university’s reputation by a child sex-abuse scandal involving Paterno’s one-time heir apparent. “Right now, I’m not the football coach. And I’ve got to get used to that. After 61 years, I’ve got to get used to it,” the 84-year-old Paterno said, speaking outside his house. “Let me think it through.” Paterno had earlier in the day announced his intention to retire at the end of the season, his 46th. It didn’t matter. “I’m not sure I can tell you specifically,” board vice chair John Surma replied when asked at a packed news conference why Paterno had to

be fired immediately. “In our view, we thought change now was necessary.” As word of the firings spread, thousands of students flocked to the administration building, shouting, “We want Joe back!” and “One more game!” They then headed downtown to Beaver Avenue, where about 100 police wearing helmets and carrying pepper spray were on standby. Witnesses said some rocks and bottles were thrown, a lamppost was toppled and a news van was knocked over, its windows kicked out. State College police said early today they were still gathering information on any possible arrests. The decisions to oust Paterno and Spanier were unanimous, Surma said. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will serve as interim coach, and the university scheduled a news conference with him for this morning. Penn State hosts Nebraska on Saturday in the final home game of the season, a day usually set aside to honor seniors on the team. Provost Rodney Erickson will be the interim school president. See Paterno Page B3.

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Eagles hopeful for the future By Jeff Byrd PINEVILLE, La. — The setting could not have been better for a playoff game. Unfortunately for Porters Chapel Academy, its game on a college field was not at Mississippi College in the MAIS Class A state title game. It was a state away, at Louisiana College, and it was a first-round playoff game. Host CENLA Christian made sure it was the Eagles’ final game of the 2011 season with an emphatic 53-20 win last Friday. The loss finished PCA’s season at 6-6. Still, it’s an improvement over the past two seasons. The Eagles finished 5-6 and missed the playoffs in 2010. They made the playoffs in 2009, but finished with just

four wins. In a threeyear span, the Eagles have had three different coaches. Current coach Wade PatWade rick hopes Patrick his return will build some much needed continuity as the program moves forward. “It’s about building a foundation and we just had such a short time to do it because it was a late hire. We were like three months behind,” Patrick said. “You want to build that relationship with the players, at least in the spring, but we didn’t have it.” Now that he has a regular season under his belt, Patrick knows what the Eagles

must do in his first offseason. “We have to get stronger,” Patrick said. “We lose Talbot Buys and Jacob Smithey from the line. We also lose Sam Staggs, who came back (Friday) for his first game in six weeks. But I feel we’ve got some good young guys back, including Bryce Fleming, who started for us as an eighth-grader.” The Eagles will also return a two-year starter, sophomore Jonah Masterson, at quarterback. Like his coach, Masterson said the Eagles must get better up front. “We’re losing some of our line, but the guys who will step in, we need to have a good push from them,” Masterson said. “I feel like we will have some good backs See PCA, Page B3.

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Porters Chapel Academy running back Kawayne Gaston takes a handoff from quarterback Jonah Masterson (8) against Heidelberg Academy this season.

Ex-PCA star Gordon toiling in anonymity for Bulldogs Former Porters Chapel standout Reed Gordon is easy to spot on the football field. On punts and place kicks, just look for the slender guy lining up in the middle with gargantuans on each side of him. The redshirt freshman has taken over as Mississippi State’s long snapper, a job known for its thankless nature. It’s a position where one mistake can doom a team’s hopes, causing a missed kick or worse. His job is made even more difficult by the fact he not only has to zip the snap perfectly, every time, but then block a sprinting defender flying up the middle with malicious intent. It’s not a job for the weak-



willed, that’s for sure. He’s gone up against the nation’s top team in the BCS standings, LSU, a team whose players Gordon said hit harder than anyone else. He gets another challenge against Alabama, ranked third in the BCS, on Saturday. He’s lucky if the most ardent Mississippi State fan even knows his name. And it’s probably for the best that

he toils brilliantly in obscurity. But Gordon has no problem with that. He’s just soaking it all in. “It is nerve-wracking,” Gordon said. “But you’ve got to pretend it’s practice and just do your job. As long as no one knows your name, you’re doing a good job.” Gordon visited Porters Chapel’s homecoming game a few weeks ago. He arrived a different man than the one who was a two-sport standout on the gridiron and as part of the Eagles’ 2009 MAIS Class A baseball championship team. At PCA, he was a passcatching tight end who was one of the many stars on some of the school’s most high-flying offenses. Now, he’s a key, anonymous cog

in a greater machine, and Gordon has no problem with that sacrifice. “Not that many people can say they’ve played for an SEC team,” Gordon said. “I do miss doing that (catching passes), but that’s part of it. It’s always good to come back to your roots and see some familiar faces. I had a great experience here.” The difference is even more than mental. Preseason workouts, similar to what U.S. Navy SEALs endure, were so intense that Gordon shrunk to a svelte 218 pounds. The Bulldogs see more of strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis than they do anyone else and the words “ease up” are not in his vocabulary. But Gordon has enjoyed the challenge

and the results. “It’s so much different stuff we do,” Gordon said. “Coach Balis is the best strength coach in the nation. He’s put us through some tough workouts, but it’s worked out well.” The future is bright for the young specialist. With his ability to fire an accurate snap to the kicker faster than a speeding bullet, an NFL future could be in the cards for Gordon. But even then, anonymity is the name of the game. •

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPNU - Ohio at Central Michigan 7 p.m. ESPN - Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Houston at Tulane PREP FOOTBALL 9:30 p.m. FSN - Westlake Village (Calif.) vs. St. Bonaventure (Calif.) NFL 7:20 p.m. NFL Network - Oakland at San Diego GOLF 3 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Lorena Ochoa Invitational 7 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour Australasia, Australian Open Midnight TGC - European PGA Tour, Singapore Open


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College sports UCF athletic director, assistant coach resign ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida president John Hitt said athletic director Keith Tribble is resigning amid allegations of recruiting violations in the school’s football and basketball programs. Wide receivers coach David Kelly, the football program’s top recruiter, also has resigned. The school has suspended basketball coach Donnie Jones for three games and given him a letter of reprimand after Hitt says he “failed to maintain a culture of compliance.” UCF football coach George O’Leary was not cited for wrongdoing by the NCAA in the report. Hitt announced the moves Wednesday at a news conference to discuss a notice of allegations the school received this week from the NCAA. UCF received an inquiry letter in August for violations that occurred in its football program between 2007 and 2009 involving the relationship Ken Caldwell, a recruiter for a professional sports agency, and associate Brandon Bender.

nascar Sponsor asks Gibbs to replace Busch CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of Kyle Busch’s sponsors has asked for him to be removed from the seasonending Nationwide Series race, The Associated Press has learned. Multiple people familiar with Busch’s schedule told the AP that Z-Line Designs wants to use Denny Hamlin instead of Busch in next weekend’s Nationwide race at Homestead. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Busch’s future is still being discussed with sponsors and Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch was suspended last weekend by NASCAR for intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution at Texas. NASCAR this week also fined him $50,000 and placed him on probation through the end of the year. Busch was parked by NASCAR for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. Although NASCAR says Busch can race again this weekend, Joe Gibbs Racing has not given any indication if Busch will be in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 10 1984 — Maryland completes the biggest comeback in NCAA history, overcoming a 31-0 halftime deficit to beat Miami 42-40 in the Orange Bowl. Led by backup quarterback Frank Reich, the Terrapins score on six consecutive drives in the second half and stop Hurricane running back Melvin Bratton’s two-point conversion attempt on the goal line late in the fourth quarter. 1990 — The Phoenix Suns shatter the NBA record with 107 points in the first half of a 173-143 victory over the Denver Nuggets. 2001 — San Jose State beats Nevada 64-45, as the teams set an NCAA single-game record for total offense with 1,640 yards. San Jose State has 849 yards to Nevada’s 791, eclipsing the previous record of 1,563 yards set by Houston and TCU on Nov. 3, 1990. 2007 — Navy and North Texas set a major-college record by combining for 136 points in the Midshipmen’s 74-62 win. The previous record for college football’s top tier of competition was 133 points in San Jose State’s 70-63 win over Rice on Oct. 2, 2004.

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All games are Friday at 7 p.m.

Class 6A

First round Clinton at Olive Branch Southaven at Northwest Rankin Tupelo at Madison Central Murrah at South Panola D’Iberville at Meridian Brandon at Ocean Springs Hattiesburg at Biloxi Gulfport at Petal

Class 5A

First round Provine at Center Hill Clarksdale at Ridgeland Hernando at Starkville Neshoba Central at West Point Pearl River Central at Wayne County Brookhaven at Long Beach McComb at Picayune Pascagoula at Pearl

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................5 0 9 0 0 6 3 Tulsa..............................5 SMU...............................4 2 6 3 Rice...............................2 4 3 6 UTEP.............................1 4 4 5 Tulane............................1 5 2 8 Today’s Game Houston at Tulane, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Rice at Northwestern, 11 a.m. Marshall at Tulsa, 11 a.m. Navy at SMU, 2:30 p.m. UAB at Memphis, 3:15 p.m. East Carolina at UTEP, 7 p.m. Central Florida at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.

SWAC Eastern

Conference W L Alabama St....................7 1 Alabama A&M...............6 1 Jackson St...................5 2 Alcorn St......................1 6 MVSU............................1 7

Class 4A

Second round Amory vs. Noxubee County Cleveland vs. New Albany Louisville vs. Corinth Lafayette vs. Greenwood Laurel vs. Greene County Tylertown vs. Mendenhall Forrest County AHS vs. South Pike Florence vs. Quitman


Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................4 3 5 4 Prairie View...................4 3 4 5 Ark-Pine Bluff................3 4 4 5 Southern U....................3 4 3 6 Texas Southern.............2 5 4 5 Saturday’s Games Southern U. at Alabama St., 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Miss. Valley St., 1 p.m. Texas Southern at Grambling St., 2 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 2 p.m.

Class 3A

Second round Kossuth vs. Mooreville Charleston vs. Aberdeen Eastside vs. Booneville Water Valley vs. Winona Philadelphia vs. West Marion Hazlehurst vs. Collins Seminary vs. Wilkinson County Forest vs. Franklin County


Class 2A


Second round Calhoun City vs. South Delta Okolona vs. Simmons West Bolivar vs. Bruce Ackerman vs. Broad Street Union vs. East Marion Taylorsville vs. North Forrest Bassfield vs. Bay Springs Madison-St. Joe vs. Mize

W New England...... 5 N.Y. Jets............. 5 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 1 W Houston.............. 6 Tennessee.......... 4 Jacksonville........ 2 Indianapolis........ 0

Class 1A

First round Greenville-St. Joe at Vardaman Smithville at Durant H.W. Byers at Shaw Ray Brooks at Falkner Dexter at Noxapater Pelahatchie at Stringer West Oktibbeha at Cathedral Bogue Chitto at Nanih Waiya ———

W Baltimore............ 6 Cincinnati............ 6 Pittsburgh........... 6 Cleveland............ 3

MAIS Playoffs Class A

Second round All games Friday at 7 p.m. Winona Christian at Tunica Academy Benton Academy at Tri-County Riverfield at Wilkinson Christian CENLA Christian at Newton Academy

Class AA

Second round All games Friday at 7 p.m. River Oaks at North Delta Carroll Academy at Marshall Academy Brookhaven Academy at Simpson Academy Trinity at Centreville Academy


Championship Friday, at Mississippi College Sharkey-Issaquena vs. Tensas Academy, 10 a.m.

Class AAA-Division II

Championship Friday, at Mississippi College Starkville Academy vs. Washington School, 2 p.m.

Class AAA-Division I

Championship Friday, at Mississippi College Jackson Prep vs. Jackson Academy, 7 p.m.

college football Top 25 schedule

Today’s Games No. 10 Va. Tech at No. 20 Ga. Tech, 7 p.m. No. 11 Houston at Tulane, 7 p.m. Saturday’s games No. 1 LSU vs. Western Kentucky, 6 p.m. No. 2 Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 11 a.m. No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 Oregon, 7 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:45 p.m. No. 5 Boise St. vs. TCU, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 5 p.m. No. 9 Clemson vs. Wake Forest, 11 a.m. No. 12 Penn St. vs. No. 19 Nebraska, 11 a.m. No. 13 Michigan St. at Iowa, 11 a.m. No. 14 Georgia vs. No. 24 Auburn, 2:30 p.m. No. 15 South Carolina vs. Florida, 11 a.m. No. 16 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. No. 17 Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m. No. 21 Texas at Missouri, 11 a.m. No. 22 Michigan at Illinois, 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Cincinnati vs. West Virginia, 11 a.m. No. 25 Southern Miss vs. Central Florida, 7 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Saturday’s Games Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Miss. Valley St., 1 p.m. Mississippi College at McMurry, 1 p.m. Millsaps at Birmingham Southern, 1 p.m. Georgetown College at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Delta St. at West Georgia, 2 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:45 p.m. Central Florida at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. ———


Conference W L Georgia..........................5 1 South Carolina..............5 2 Florida............................3 4 Kentucky........................1 4 Vanderbilt......................1 5 Tennessee.....................0 5

All Games W L 7 2 7 2 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 5


Conference All Games W L W L LSU................................6 0 9 0 Alabama........................5 1 8 1 Arkansas........................4 1 8 1 Auburn...........................4 2 6 3 Mississippi St..............1 4 5 4 Ole Miss.......................0 6 2 7 Saturday’s Games Florida at South Carolina, 11 a.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. Auburn at Georgia, 2:30 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas, 5 p.m. Western Kentucky at LSU, 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:45 p.m.


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

All Games W L 7 2 7 2 7 2 2 6 1 9

All Games W L 8 1 4 5 4 5 4 5 2 7 1 8

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


L 3 3 3 7

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PF 222 199 222 138

PA 184 163 174 169

Pct .667 .500 .250 .000

PF 236 156 98 128

PA 157 169 163 283

Pct .750 .750 .667 .375

PF 208 195 196 119

PA 130 140 162 170

Pct .500 .500 .500 .375

PF 131 199 184 171

PA 201 204 216 224

Pct .750 .500 .375 .375

PF 198 179 203 127

PA 184 175 182 158

Pct .667 .625 .500 .250

PF 287 189 147 187

PA 205 170 196 207

Pct 1.000 .750 .625 .250

PF 275 239 200 172

PA 179 147 174 199

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W N.Y. Giants......... 6 Dallas.................. 4 Philadelphia........ 3 Washington......... 3 W New Orleans...... 6 Atlanta................ 5 Tampa Bay......... 4 Carolina.............. 2 W Green Bay.......... 8 Detroit................. 6 Chicago.............. 5 Minnesota........... 2


L 2 4 5 5

T 0 0 0 0

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North L 0 2 3 6

T 0 0 0 0


W L T Pct San Francisco.... 7 1 0 .875 Seattle................ 2 6 0 .250 Arizona............... 2 6 0 .250 St. Louis............. 1 7 0 .125 Today’s Game Oakland at San Diego, 7:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Dallas, Noon Denver at Kansas City, Noon Washington at Miami, Noon St. Louis at Cleveland, Noon Arizona at Philadelphia, Noon Tennessee at Carolina, Noon Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Noon Houston at Tampa Bay, Noon New Orleans at Atlanta, Noon Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Noon Baltimore at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 3:15 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 3:15 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Minnesota at Green Bay, 7:30 p.m.

PF 206 122 162 100

PA 118 185 196 211

nascar Sprint Cup

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

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,316 2. Tony Stewart................................................ 2,313 3. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,283 4. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,278 5. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,267 6. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 2,261 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 2,237 8. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 2,235 9. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,229 10. Denny Hamlin............................................ 2,217 11. Kyle Busch................................................. 2,216 12. Ryan Newman........................................... 2,213

——— Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr..................................... 1,138 Elliott Sadler................................................. 1,121 Justin Allgaier.............................................. 1,039 Aric Almirola................................................. 1,039 Reed Sorenson............................................ 1,034

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football on TV COLLEGE Today 6:30 p.m. ESPNU - Ohio at Central Michigan 7 p.m. ESPN - Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Houston at Tulane Friday 7 p.m. ESPN2 - South Florida at Syracuse Saturday 11 a.m. ESPN - Nebraska at Penn State 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Michigan State at Iowa 11 a.m. Versus - Penn at Harvard 11 a.m. FX - Texas at Missouri 11 a.m. ESPNU - Wake Forest at Clemson 11 a.m. Big Ten - Ohio State at Purdue 11 a.m. ABC - Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 11 a.m. CBS - Florida at South Carolina 2:30 p.m. ABC - Miami at Florida State 2:30 p.m. CBS - Auburn at Georgia 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Michigan at Illinois or Texas A&M at Kansas State 2:30 p.m. Big Ten - Wisconsin at Minnesota 2:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Rutgers at Army 2:30 p.m. Versus - TCU at Boise State 2:30 p.m. FX - Washington at Southern Cal 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Tennessee at Arkansas 6 p.m. ESPNU - Western Kentucky at LSU 6:30 p.m. NBC - Notre Dame vs. Maryland 6:45 p.m. ESPN - Alabama at Mississippi State 7 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Central Florida at Southern Miss 7 p.m. ABC - Oregon at Stanford 8:15 p.m. ESPN2 - Idaho at BYU 9:15 p.m. ESPNU - Hawaii at Nevada 9:30 p.m. Versus - Arizona State at Washington State

NFL Sunday Noon Fox - New Orleans at Atlanta Noon CBS - Buffalo at Dallas 3:15 p.m. Fox - New York Giants at San Francisco 7:15 p.m. NBC - New England at New York Jets Monday 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Minnesota at Green Bay

college basketball Top 25 schedule

Wednesday’s Games No. 16 Arizona 67, Duquesne 59 No. 20 Texas A&M 81, Liberty 59 Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No. 1 North Carolina vs. Michigan St., 6 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky vs. Marist, 6 p.m. No. 3 Ohio St. vs. Wright St., 8 p.m. No. 4 Connecticut vs. Columbia, 6 p.m. No. 6 Duke vs. Belmont, 8 p.m. No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. Oregon, 9 p.m. No. 8 Florida vs. Jackson St., 6 p.m. No. 9 Louisville vs. UT-Martin, 6 p.m. No. 10 Pittsburgh vs. Albany (NY), 6 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Texas Southern, 7 p.m. No. 13 Kansas vs. Towson, 7 p.m. No. 14 Xavier vs. Morgan St., 6 p.m. No. 17 UCLA vs. Loyola Marymount, 9:30 p.m. No. 18 Michigan vs. Ferris St., 6 p.m. No. 19 Alabama vs. North Florida, 7 p.m. No. 22 Marquette vs. Mount St. Mary’s, 8 p.m. No. 23 Gonzaga vs. Eastern Washington, 10 p.m. No. 24 California vs. UC Irvine, 9:30 p.m. No. 25 Missouri vs. Southeast Missouri St., 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 5 Syracuse vs. Fordham, 3 p.m. No. 6 Duke vs. Presbyterian, 3:30 p.m. No. 15 Wisconsin vs. Kennesaw St., Noon ———

Mississippi college schedule

Wednesday’s Game Akron 68, Mississippi St. 58 Today’s Game No games scheduled Friday’s Games William Carey vs. LSU-Shreveport, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Florida, 7 p.m. LSU-Shreveport at Belhaven, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Spring Hill at Southern Miss, Noon South Alabama at Mississippi St., 1 p.m. Tougaloo vs. William Carey, at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Blue Mountain at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Tougaloo at Belhaven, 8 p.m. ———

Southeastern Conference schedule

Wednesday’s Game Akron 68, Mississippi St. 58 Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Marist at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Florida, 6 p.m. Western Carolina at South Carolina, 6 p.m. UNC-Greensboro at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. North Florida at Alabama, 7 p.m. McNeese St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Wofford at Georgia, 7 p.m. Oregon at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Nicholls St. at LSU, Noon South Alabama at Mississippi St., 1 p.m. ———

Conference USA schedule

Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Milligan at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Alabama St. at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Little Rock at Tulsa, 7 p.m. McMurry at SMU, 7 p.m. Alabama A&M at Tulane, 8 p.m. UT-San Antonio at UTEP, 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Spring Hill at Southern Miss, Noon St. Thomas at Central Florida, 4 p.m.

New Orleans at Rice, 7 p.m. Grambling at Houston, 7 p.m. ———

SWAC schedule

Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Jackson St. at Florida, 6 p.m. Alabama St. at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Tulane, 8 p.m. Texas Southern at Baylor, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi Valley St. at Notre Dame, 1 p.m. Grambling at Houston, 7 p.m. Blue Mountain at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. ———

Wednesday’s NCAA scores

Akron 68, Mississippi St. 58 Arizona 67, Duquesne 59 St. John’s 78, Lehigh 73 Texas A&M 81, Liberty 59


AKRON (1-0) Cvetinovic 3-7 2-2 8, Diggs 8-13 2-2 19, McClanahan 1-10 0-0 2, Abreu 3-9 2-3 8, Marshall 5-7 0-0 10, Treadwell 1-2 0-0 2, Walsh 4-7 0-0 9, Harney 3-4 0-1 6, Gilliam 2-3 0-0 4, Egner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-62 6-8 68. MISSISSIPPI ST. (1-1) Sidney 5-9 2-4 12, Moultrie 2-13 4-7 8, Bost 2-9 8-9 13, Hood 4-10 1-2 10, Bryant 4-9 1-1 9, Steele 1-3 2-2 4, Lewis 1-1 0-0 2, D. Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 18-25 58. Halftime—Akron 37-29. 3-Point Goals—Akron 2-10 (Walsh 1-2, Diggs 1-2, Cvetinovic 0-1, Abreu 0-2, McClanahan 0-3), Mississippi St. 2-13 (Hood 1-4, Bost 1-6, Bryant 0-1, Steele 0-2). Fouled Out—Marshall. Rebounds— Akron 34 (Cvetinovic, Marshall 6), Mississippi St. 41 (Moultrie 15). Assists—Akron 6 (Abreu 3), Mississippi St. 5 (Bost 2). Total Fouls—Akron 22, Mississippi St. 12. A—6,897.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-7 La. Pick 4: 2-4-6-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-8 La. Pick 4: 5-9-8-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: La. Pick 4: Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-8 La. Pick 4: 0-5-9-9 Easy 5: 1-6-17-23-24 La. Lotto: 1-9-18-26-33-36 Powerball: 5-35-57-58-59 Powerball: 12; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-0 La. Pick 4: 7-7-1-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-6-9 La. Pick 4: 4-2-6-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-6-7 La. Pick 4: 2-4-5-1 Easy 5: 3-11-17-22-29 La. Lotto: 7-9-17-24-30-31 Powerball: 2-33-39-40-43 Powerball: 26; Power play: 3

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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college football

Scheduling problems arise for new-look SEC

Bama’s Big-time back

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Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) runs upfield as LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo gives chase. Richardson and the Crimson Tide will play Mississippi State on Saturday night in Starkville.

Slowing Richardson a big task for Dogs STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State’s defense has proven to be one of the best in the Southeastern Conference this season. But there’s nothing quite like trying to stop Alabama’s Trent Richardson. Bulldogs’ coach Dan Mullen said his defense will have a huge challenge when trying to stop “definitely” the best running back in the country. Mullen also has an opinion about the entire Alabama team, which dropped from No. 2 in the BCS standings to No. 3 after suffering its only loss last weekend to No. 1 LSU. “As I view it, we are really playing the number two team in the country,” Mullen said. “To be politically correct, people put them down at number three in the BCS.” Mullen said many things are impressive about Alabama’s roster, especially considering the Tide lost five first-round NFL Draft picks off last year’s team, as well as the starting quarterback, and have had no drop-off. Mullen says it starts with Richardson. Mississippi State (5-4, 1-4 SEC) will try to stop

On the air Alabama at Miss. State Saturday, 6:45 p.m. TV: ESPN Radio: 105.5 FM Alabama’s (8-1, 5-1) star tailback on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. “It sounds weird, but I don’t think they’ve lost anything at tailback,” Mullen said. “That’s taking a first round, Heisman Trophy winner (Mark Ingram) off your team and getting better.” Richardson, a 5-foot-11, 224pound junior, has a chance to join Ingram in the fraternity of Heisman winners. Through nine games, Richardson (1,078) has already eclipsed 1,000 yards on the ground and scored 17 touchdowns, nearly two per outing and more than double the eight scores Ingram had at this point in his Heisman campaign. To stop him, Mississippi State will have to be much better than last weekend, when the Bulldogs gave up 269 yards rushing to Tennes-

see-Martin, a Football Championship Subdivision team. It was an abnormally poor performance from a Mississippi State defense that’s given up only 18.7 points per game, which ranks third in the Southeastern Conference. MSU defensive coordinator Chris Wilson joked that it’s nearly impossible to stop Richardson at this point. “They said the average Joe Blow thinks you’ve gotta bring 10 to the box,” Wilson said. “I said, ‘In reality, you gotta have all 11 guys there to stop a guy this way.”’ The plan in practice, Mullen said, is to exaggerate the routine in preparation for a player “you can’t simulate.” True freshman running back Josh Robinson has played the role of Richardson on the scout team. His 5-foot-9, 200-pound frame is low to the ground and similar to Richardson’s. If Mullen gets his wish, it will be a tough week of practice for Robinson. Mullen said the focus has been eliminating missed tackles, saying that Richardson will break away from any tackle that isn’t perfect. And

if Mississippi State lets him break away, Mullen said, he’s gone. “You just have to wrap guys up, you gotta thud ‘em up,” Mullen said. “What you have to do is make sure you’re overexaggerating every single time you wrap up.” In practice, Mullen counts it as a missed tackle if the running back even comes close to breaking free. Junior linebacker Brandon Wilson said stopping Richardson will take a team effort. And not the metaphorical team effort, he added. It will actually take the entire team. “He doesn’t go down with one guy,” Wilson said. “We have to have all 11 hats to the ball.” Alabama is trying to avoid a letdown after last week’s emotional loss to LSU. “Mississippi State has got a really good team,” Saban said. “Psychologically our team’s got to look forward and look ahead as to what we can accomplish and what we can do for our season ... and try to make this season something special for us.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Welcome to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri and Texas A&M. Come visit in a decade. The newly-minted 14-team SEC faces potentially sticky scheduling issues if it goes to a larger divisional slate, tries to protect rivalries and keep marquee non-conference showdowns. While most coaches and administrators say they want to stay with an eight-game schedule, extra conference games could generate more revenue and be more attractive to television partners. SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said the conference will play eight games in 2012 and a nine-game slate “hasn’t been discussed.” Vanderbilt vice chancellor David Williams said all the athletic directors are expected to gather soon to begin looking into next year’s schedule in football and other sports. “We have to look at our schedules in all of our sports and sort of now figure out how we integrate two more teams in,” Williams said. “Once Texas A&M was in, we were sitting around and we had a bunch of 13-team schedules. And once the Missouri thing sort of started to heat up, we kind of put those in a drawer for a while to see what happens.” Williams said now that expansion appears to be at least temporarily on hold, all scheduling options will be reviewed. “A lot of this has moved sort of quickly in the sense that we were already pretty much have a 2012 schedule in football, and football is the one you plan most ahead. Now we’ve got to figure about the 13th team and now we have to figure about a 14th team,” Williams said. “I think many of us are happy that we think we’re at least at an ending point for now, and we can get on with making schedules and get back to that sort of stuff. “All of those things will be looked at. I know the commissioner is trying to get a meeting together for us to sit down for a whole day and just go over the schedule.” Athletic directors would prefer to keep an eightgame schedule, according to a person familiar with early discussions among those in charge. The person said they like the current setup, the one that has led to five consecutive national championships. They want their extra home games, their non-division rivals and their

non-conference rivals. And even though nine conference games could create more television revenue, the powerful league figures its pedigree is enough to command top dollar in any future negotiations. A nine-game SEC slate would mean schools would have to give up one of their four non-conference games, most of which are played at campus sites. And that would cut into annual revenue, and there would be no guarantee that future television contracts would make up the difference. Not to mention that a ninegame league schedule could make it more difficult to get two teams into the lucrative Bowl Championship Series. The SEC has placed two teams into the BCS in each of the last five seasons. Currently, SEC teams play their five divisional opponents, one designated rival and two rotating teams from the opposite division to comprise the eight-game conference schedules. With two divisions of seven, there’s one less game available in the opposite division. If the rivalries are protected — and that appears to the priority — and the schedule stays in a similar format with just one rotating interdivisional opponent, it could mean Texas A&M would visit the other six SEC East stadiums once every 12 years. “I’m big on tradition,” said Tennessee coach Derek Dooley when asked if playing Alabama annually could end. The other option would be to join other BCS conferences like the Pac-12 and the Big 12 and play a nine-game conference schedule, while the Big Ten will do the same beginning in 2017 citing the quality of playing conference opponents. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said a nine-game schedule shouldn’t be a priority because it would threaten in-state rivalry games. They are an especially sensitive subject, even in places like Kentucky, where the Wildcats and Louisville renewed their annual matchup in 1994 after a 70-year break. Neither side wants it to end. “A lot of us have our instate traditional rival. Georgia has Georgia Tech, Florida has FSU, we have Clemson,” Spurrier said. “I think in golf they call that rub of the green. That’s just the way it is, they rotate it around. And sometimes, certainly scheduling plays a big factor.”



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Paterno had come under increasing criticism — including from within the community known as Happy Valley — for not doing more to stop the alleged abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with molesting eight boys over 15 years. Some of the assaults took place at the Penn State football complex, including a 2002 incident witnessed by then-graduate assistant and current assistant coach Mike McQueary. McQueary went to Paterno and reported seeing Sandusky assaulting a young boy in the Penn State showers. Paterno notified the athletic director, Tim Curley, and a vice president, Gary Schultz, who in turn notified Spanier. Curley and Schultz have been charged with failing to report the incident to authorities, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly earlier this week refused to rule out charges against Spanier. Paterno is not a target of the criminal investigation, but the state police commis-

sioner called his failure to contact police himself a lapse in “moral responsibility.” Paterno said in his statement earlier Wednesday that he was “absolutely devastated” by the abuse case. “This is a tragedy,” Paterno said. “It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.” The Penn State trustees had already said they would appoint a committee to investigate the “circumstances” that resulted in the indictment of Sandusky, and of Curley and Schultz. The committee will be appointed Friday at the board’s regular meeting, which Gov. Tom Corbett said he plans to attend, and will examine “what failures occurred and who is responsible and what measures are necessary to ensure” similar mistakes aren’t made in the future. In Washington, the U.S. Department of Education said it has launched an investigation into whether Penn State failed to report incidents of sexual abuse on

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Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after it was announced that Joe Paterno had been fired as the school’s football coach on Wednesday night. campus, as required by federal law. “The Penn State board of trustees tonight decided it is in the best interest of the university to have a change in leadership to deal with the difficult issues that we are facing,” Surma said. “The past several days have been absolutely terrible for the entire Penn State community. But the outrage that we feel is nothing compared

to the physical and psychological suffering that allegedly took place.” Penn State is 8-1 this year, with its only loss to powerhouse Alabama. The Nittany Lions are No. 12 in The Associated Press poll. After 19th-ranked Nebraska, Penn State plays at Ohio State and at No. 16 Wisconsin, both Big Ten rivals. It has a chance to play in the Big Ten championship

game Dec. 3 in Indianapolis, with a Rose Bowl bid on the line. Paterno has raised millions of dollars for Penn State in his career, and elevated the stature of what was once a sleepy land-grant school. Asked why he was fired over the phone, Surma said, “We were unable to find a way to do that in person without causing further distraction.”

with Peter (Harris) and Justin McDaniel coming back.” Harris and McDaniel will have to replace the Eagles’ signature player this season, Kawayne Gaston. The Vicksburg High transfer closed his high school career with three straight 100-yard games. That included a 168-yard, three-touchdown performance against CENLA that pushed him to 1,335 yards for the season. Gaston finished his high school career with 2,624 rushing yards, and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in each of his last two seasons. Gaston said he hopes to play in college as a running back. “I feel I’m ready to take the next step,” Gaston said. Buys, who also played his final game for the Eagles, was glad to finish on a college field — and, like Gaston, hopes to return to one very soon. “It was a good setting, and hopefully this is not the last time for me on a college field,” Buys said.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

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college basketball

Green grows up for 19th-ranked Tide Akron zips past TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — JaMychal Green knows he has to stay on the floor and out of trouble for No. 19 Alabama. Green’s the only experienced frontcourt player and the biggest star for a Crimson Tide team that opens the season Friday night against North Florida aiming to end an NCAA tournament drought. The All-Southeastern Conference forward led the Tide in scoring and rebounding after getting off to a rocky start last season with a threegame suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. Now, Green says he’s got a little more muscle and a lot more maturity. Alabama is counting on both qualities. Coach Anthony Grant suspended his star for three games in the aftermath of an 0-for-3 trip to the Paradise Jam that left the team reeling and Green frustrated. Neither has said publicly exactly what happened. “It was just a lot of frustration built up from the Virgin Islands and we were picked to win and went 0-3,” said Green, who was also suspended for one game late in his sophomore season. “We were just going through a lot of adversity and I just couldn’t control my temper. But I became a better person out of it. “I felt like once I got back from the suspension, that’s when the season turned around for the team and we started to make a name for ourselves.” As it turns out, that was too late. The early nonconference defeats helped cost Green and his teammates a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. Green also fouled out of five games, putting him in a threeway tie for third-most in the SEC with Vanderbilt’s Festus Ezeli and Mississippi State’s Kodi Augustus. Tide coach Anthony Grant sees signs that Green has grown up — and into a bonafide star. “I think JaMychal is one of the elite guys, not only in the SEC but in the country,” Grant

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Alabama’s JaMychal Green (1) tries to drive against Alabama Huntsville’s Rodney Cooper (21) on Monday night. Green is one of the top players in the Southeastern Conference, and has led the Crimson Tide to a No. 19 preseason ranking. said. “I’m very excited to have him back as a senior, not only because of the type of talent he brings to the team but his leadership. “The biggest thing about JaMychal that we’ve talked about all along is that maturity. When you become a senior, there’s a different sense of urgency, a different understanding that you have.” The 6-foot-9, 225-pounder comes into this season about 10 pounds heavier than his playing weight as a junior after a summer representing the United States in the World University Games. He returned for his senior season with high hopes for the team, instead of turning pro. “Coming back this year was

a good decision for me just because of the talent we had coming back and coming in,” Green said. It was certainly good news for the Tide. Center Chris Hines, a defensive presence and solid rebounder, is gone. That leaves Green, 7-foot-1, 250pound sophomore Carl Engstrom and 6-8 freshman Nick Jacobs handling most of the duties around the basket. Engstrom averaged 5.3 minutes in 21 games last season. “I feel like he could be a big help to the team with his size and his presence down low,” Green said. “He became a better scorer, more aggressive.” And Jacobs?

“He’s very talented. I think he can be a great frontcourt player because he can score in multiple ways in the post,” Green added The main man, though, is Green. The three-year starter averaged 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds last season to lead Alabama to the NIT championship game. Alabama point guard Trevor Releford said he’s seen a change in Green’s work habits. “You could tell he wants to make that next step,” Releford said. “He’s staying after practice, doing extra work, trying to get there. You can definitely tell it’s a different JaMychal Green.”

Aircraft carrier prepared to host basketball game CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The fighter jets are gone from the flight deck, and in their place is a gleaming basketball court surrounded by bright green bleachers — a stark contrast to the gray, 95,000ton Navy warship that buried Osama bin Laden at sea. Friday’s historic North Carolina-Michigan State basketball game aboard the USS Carl Vinson couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for a Navy facing deep defense cuts. Officials plan to seize the spotlight to showcase the Navy and its awe-inspiring, multi-billion-dollar aircraft carriers to the more than 3 million viewers expected to watch the Veterans Day game on ESPN. The country’s basketballfan-in-chief, President Barack Obama, will be onboard for the game. With the war in Iraq officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the military is almost certain to shrink. All branches of service are feeling pressure to tout the importance of their missions and their equipment. Navy officials say they know a basketball game will not change the budget debate, but it can’t hurt efforts to get the American public excited about their branch of service as its chiefs lobby Congress to avoid cuts that could jeopardize its future military strategies. The role of the Nimitz-class supercarriers in modern warfare has been part of that discussion with critics questioning whether anti-ship weapons have turned them into white elephants that are too expensive to risk losing in a war. In 2015, the Navy plans to add to

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Bleachers are set up on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game. Michigan State will play North Carolina on the carrier on Friday night.

On TV Friday, 6 p.m., ESPN Michigan State vs. North Carolina its fleet the Gerald R. Ford, the lead ship of a new three-ship class of supercarriers. Each is expected to cost about $9 billion. Capt. Bruce H. Lindsey, the Vinson’s commanding officer, said viewers Friday will get a firsthand look at just how important carriers are to military operations, from sending aircraft into Iraq and Afghanistan, to supporting relief efforts during disasters such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. The program will feature snippets about Naval life aboard the 1,092-foot float-

ing airport. The Navy wants to show Americans how their tax dollars are being spent, said Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, the Navy’s chief spokesman. “It’s their aircraft carrier, they have paid for it,” Moynihan said. “They are the shareholders, and it’s important they understand how we are spending those dollars in the Navy ... it is sort of a report to shareholders.” Morale Entertainment Foundation approached the Navy last summer with the idea of a carrier basketball game and offered to foot the bill. The Navy agreed on the condition the event not interrupt its scheduled deployments or compromise national security, Moynihan said. Sailors prepared for the upcoming deployment of the

Vinson in a few weeks while workers built the basketball court and arena on the flight deck. A second basketball court is being built in the hangar deck in case of rain, which is in the forecast. Both teams will wear camouflage uniforms. Walter Chatlin III, a sailor from Houston, watched forklifts carry the basketball court’s floor boards Tuesday and said it all seemed surreal. “I’m an operations specialist so seeing you know, seeing the jets land on the flight deck all through the deployment, and now we’re going to have a college basketball game on it, seems pretty cool,” he said. “We need some R and R time ... We need to get a little break before we get deployed again.”

Quincy Diggs scored a career-high 19 points to lead Akron to a 68-58 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday night in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Akron (1-0) shot 48.4 percent (30-of-62) from the field and confused the Bulldogs on defense all night. The Zips forced 19 turnovers, had six steals and blocked eight shots. “They came in here and they were just better than us in every way,” Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said. “We were a step slow at every turn, and they were better than us on every loose ball.” Mississippi State (1-1) led early, but Akron finished the first half on an 18-8 run and led 37-29 at the break. MSU never led in the second half. “We haven’t been able to get over the hump yet in the NCAA Tournament,” Akron coach Keith Dambrot said. “I think you have to play games like this, high majors in tough environments, to get prepared for that.” Diggs’ previous high of 18 points came last season in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament against Western Michigan. He came through again Wednesday night, on the road against an SEC team. “We were going to take punches and we had to counter on them and that’s exactly what we did tonight,” Diggs said. The Bulldogs shot only 34.5 percent from the field and were 2-of-13 from 3-point range. “But hey, the biggest stat is we had 19 turnovers,” Stansbury said. “You can add up two or three games we’ve played and not get 19 turnovers. I just never felt like we were into the game.” Akron’s 7-foot center, Zeke Marshall, controlled the paint, finishing with five blocks and 10 points before fouling out. “When he was fresh, he completely changed the game,” Dambrot said. “He’s really one of the best shot blockers in the country. Last year in the MAC championship he blocked nine.” After the game, MSU players compared Marshall to former Bulldogs center Jarvis Varnado, who holds the NCAA record for blocked shots.

“That big boy alters a lot of shots,” Stansbury said. “He’s not one of the best shot blockers in the country for no reason.” Dee Bost paced MSU with 13 points, and Renardo Sidney added 12 points and five rebounds. Freshman Rodney Hood scored 10. Arnett Moultrie had 15 rebounds, but managed only nine points against Marshall’s post defense. Despite the loss, it’s the Bulldogs who will travel to Madison Square Garden next week to play in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic. MSU was guaranteed that berth when it accepted the bid to play in the tournament. “That doesn’t bother me,” Dambrot said. “I know what we are. We’re a mid-major team. I’m a mid-major coach. We just want to become a really, really, really good midmajor team, and playing in tournaments like this is how you do that.”

Arizona 67, Duquesne 59 Jordin Mayes scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half, and Jesse Perry had his second straight double-double as No. 16 Arizona (2-0) beat Duquesne (0-1). Mayes scored nine points in a 3-minute span and the Wildcats hounded Duquesne into one tough shot after another. Perry finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Texas A&M 81, Liberty 59 Ray Turner scored a careerhigh 20 points and 20th-ranked Texas A&M shot 65.4 percent from the field while cruising past Liberty in the season opener for both teams. Texas A&M played without first-year coach Billy Kennedy, on leave following his recent diagnosis of an early stage of Parkinson’s disease. Associate head coach Glynn Cyprien has run the team in Kennedy’s absence. Kennedy was at Reed Arena for the game and talked to the team in the locker room afterward, Cyprien said. Texas A&M put away the Flames early with a 24-4 run midway through the first half. Elston Turner had 16 points for the Aggies, who have won 61 straight non-conference home games dating to 2005.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Love & Other Drugs” — A pharmaceutical salesman, Jake Gyllenhaal, begins a tempestuous romance with a free-spirited Parkinson’s patient, Anne Hathaway./7 on HBO n SPORTS NFL — The NFL’s Thursday night schedule begins with a key matchup of longtime rivals San Diego (4-4) and Oakland (4-4), who are tied for first place in the AFC West../7:20 on NFL Network n PRIMETIME “The Big Bang Theory” — Leonard and Penny spend time Jake Gyllenhaal alone; Sheldon tries to face his fear of birds./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Bobby Rush, blues singer, 77; Donna Fargo, country singer, 70; Jack Scalia, actor, 61; Sinbad, actor-comedian, 55; Mackenzie Phillips, actress, 52; Tommy Davidson, actor-comedian, 48; Chris Cagle, country singer, 43; Tracy Morgan, actor-comedian, 43; Ellen Pompeo, actress, 42; Warren G, rapper-producer, 41; Eve, rapper, 33; Miranda Lambert, country singer, 28.


Memphis gears up for Elvis’ birthday A gospel concert and a cake-cutting ceremony will highlight the celebration of Elvis Presley’s 77th birthday in Memphis in January. Elvis Presley Enterprises said Tuesday that the celebration of the late singer’s birthday will run from Jan. 5 through Jan. 8. Elvis was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and he moved to Memphis with his parents in 1948. Elvis He died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977, and next Presley year marks the 35th anniversary of his death. Birthday events will include a Jan. 7 morning gospel concert featuring former members of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, who toured with Elvis as his backup singers from 1971 to 1977. That evening, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Elvis Birthday Pops. The birthday cake-cutting on Jan. 8 at Graceland includes a proclamation of Elvis Presley Day by local officials.

Murphy follows Ratner, quits Oscar gig Eddie Murphy has bowed out of his gig as host of the Academy Awards, following pal Brett Ratner’s decision to leave the show as producer because of an uproar over a gay slur. The news of Murphy’s departure came Wednesday, a day after Ratner quit as producer of the Feb. 26 show. Ratner left amid criticism of his use of a pejorEddie ative term for gay men in a question-and-anMurphy swer session at a screening of his action comedy “Tower Heist,” which stars Murphy and Ben Stiller.

Harper Lee letter sells for $9,518 A letter signed by Alabama author Harper Lee regarding her award-winning book “To Kill a Mocking Bird” has been sold at auction for $9,518. Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles said the typed letter was sold Tuesday. In the letter, Lee responds to a fan who asked where the book’s Maycomb County is located. She tells the fan that the county is in her heart. The letter was written in 1960 and includes a hand-drawn outline of Alabama with Maycomb County written across the north central part of the state.

Morgan quits ’America’s Got Talent’ Piers Morgan said he’s leaving the judges’ panel at “America’s Got Talent” to concentrate on his CNN talk show. He made the announcement Wednesday night on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” He explained that juggling both shows had proven too difficult. He said he had chosen to ease his schedule to focus on covering events in the upcoming election year. Morgan has been a judge on the NBC talent show since 2006, where lately he sat alongside fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Piers Morgan Mandel. The show’s most recent season ended in September. The 46-year-old British journalist and TV personality was tapped for the CNN show last year. “Piers Morgan Tonight” premiered in January, replacing “Larry King Live” on CNN’s weeknight schedule.

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Lion tranquilized outside den at zoo A lion got out of its den at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, but it didn’t get far before it was tranquilized in a service building. The zoo said the 12-year-old female named Kalisa gained access to a hallway Tuesday afternoon. The zoo’s emergency response team of firearms units and veterinary staff immediately responded with tranquilizer darts. She was secured in about an hour. Two other lions remained in their dens during Kalisa’s brief escape. The zoo is investigating how she made her break.

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Women rule with Swift, Perry triumphs NASHVILLE (AP) — Though still largely the domain of men, triumphs by Taylor Swift and The Band Perry at the Country Music Association Awards show that the young women of country music are finding their voices and shoving the boys out of the way. Swift won the CMA’s entertainer of the year for the second time Wednesday night, Kimberly Perry of sibling act The Band Perry took home song of the year and two other awards with her brothers, Neil and Reid. Add in wins by Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland, and the songwriting strength of today’s country girls is undeniable. “When Taylor won entertainer I secretly sang (Beyonce’s) ‘Who runs the world? Girls,’ to Blake,” Lambert said after she and husband Blake Shelton repeated as male and female vocalist of the year. “I’m just really happy that females are starting to be very prominent and it is the female singer-songwriter. “It’s so cool that Kimberly wrote song of the year by herself. And that’s a dream of mine. I’m just so happy the girls were really celebrated tonight.” Celebrated like rarely before. Swift became the second woman to win entertainer of the year twice, joining Barbara Mandrell, and she did it by the age of 21. “To win it twice is like the coolest thing ever happening to me twice,” Swift said backstage. “I’m freaking out right now.” She’s inspired legions of young girls to take up guitar and write their own songs, and she has spread the gospel of country music to the Far East, filling stadiums like few others can. She crossed the 20 million mark in album sales and has almost no rival in the genre when it comes to bringing converts over the wall. She’s made all that headway on the strength of her songs. She loves nothing better than the process of turning inspiration into something that makes a connection with people all over the planet. “All of the sudden this idea that was just yours is now everybody else’s and they sing it in their cars and sing it about their breakups or falling in love and they incorporate it into their lives,” Swift said. Perry experienced a similar kind of revelation when her song “If I Die Young” conquered country radio then began to crossover on to pop stations. Rarely do country songs resonate across genres, and that the melancholy “If I Die Young” ran hard in the face of the successful formula so many follow made it even more impressive. The song earned Perry song of the year, which goes to the writer, and The Band Perry, which includes her brothers, single of the year and new artist of the year. Perry said the song came to her one afternoon and she got most of it down right away. She showed it to her mom and said she thought she’d bring it

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Neil, from left, Kimberly and Reid Perry from The Band Perry accept the award for single of the year for “If I Die Young” during

the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville Wednesday.

Taylor Swift performs “Ours” during the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville.

The winners Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift Single: “If I Die Young,” The Band Perry Album: “My Kinda Party,” Jason Aldean Song: “If I Die Young,” Kimberly Perry Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist: Blake Shelton Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum Vocal Duo: Sugarland Musical Event: “Don’t You Wanna Stay”, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson Musician: Mac McAnally Music Video: “You and Tequila,” Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter directed by Shaun Silva New Artist: The Band Perry to Nashville to get help from another songwriter to finish it, but her mother encouraged her to keep ownership. It turned out to be the right choice. “We sort of feel like we are part of the country evangelism scene and we love to hear country songs on pop radio,” she said of the band from Madison, Miss. Crossing over was another strong theme of the night. Jason Aldean, who earned his first major CMA award when his platinum-selling “My Kinda

Party” won album of the year, also won musical event of the year for his duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with pop star Kelly Clarkson. And Kenny Chesney won music video of the year for his duet “You and Tequila” with rocker Grace Potter. Lady Antebellum, whose crossover appeal is rivaled only by Swift’s, won its third straight vocal group of the year award and Sugarland took vocal duo of the year for the fifth straight time. That theme also carried over to the stage where stars from different genres came together for some of the CMA’s strongest performances. The show also featured plenty of sexy dancing, fire and belching smoke special effects and, at one point, acrobats spinning down from the ceiling on lengths of unspooling fabric. Lionel Richie had every star buzzing on the red carpet before performing duets from his new country album with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town. He posed for a picture with Lambert and gave advice to Lady Antebellum on the red carpet. Gregg Allman joined fellow Peach State natives Zac Brown Band on “Georgia on my Mind,” Natasha Bedingfield, in a dress that featured a fluffy red skirt, joined Rascal Flatts on stage to perform their duet “Easy,” and that was just the start of genre shuffling. Shelton and Kenny Loggins

Miranda Lambert accepts the award for female vocalist of the year. opened the show with a highenergy version of Loggins’ hit “Footloose.” Later, Glen Campbell, one of country’s biggest crossover pioneers who is now battling Alzheimer’s disease, was given a musical tribute when Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley sang three of his songs. Richie hadn’t performed on the CMAs since 1986 when he appeared with Alabama. He noted the show has changed dramatically over the decades, as has country music. “It’s Cirque de Soleil ... it’s fullon production,” Richie said. “This is off-the-chain. This is the Oscars of the music business, the CMAs.” Lambert and Shelton made a little history when they took male and female vocalist of the year. They’re the second married couple to win the awards in the same year. “Congrats to my hubby, too,” Lambert shouted from the stage to Shelton on the eve of her 28th birthday. “It’s going to be a good night tonight, baby!” The camera cut to Shelton, who rubbed his hands together and smiled devilishly.

Morgan Freeman wins DeMille Award at Globes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman is taking home a new prize — a lifetime-achievement honor at the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that Freeman will receive the group’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th annual Globes ceremony on Jan. 15. The 74-year-old Freeman is a five-time Oscar nominee who won the supporting-actor prize for 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby.” Freeman’s Oscar nominations include best actor for 1989’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” for which he won a Golden Globe. Freeman, a Mississippi native, made his big-screen debut as an extra in 1965’s “The Pawnbroker,” and his film work remained modest

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Morgan Freeman over the next two decades. His big successes early on came in theater, which brought him a Tony Award nomination for 1978’s “The Mighty Gents,” and television, where he was a regular for six years on the

children’s show “The Electric Company.” Freeman’s big-screen career took off with 1987’s crime drama “Street Smart,” which earned him his first Oscar nomination. Among his cred-

its since then are “Glory,” “Unforgiven,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Bruce Almighty” and its sequel, this year’s family hit “Dolphin Tale,” and the current “Batman” franchise, including next summer’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” DeMille Award winners are chosen by the board of directors for the foreign press group, which includes about 90 reporters who cover Hollywood for overseas outlets. The DeMille Award went to Robert De Niro a year ago. Other past winners include Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood, who directed Freeman in “Million Dollar Baby.” Hollywood’s second-biggest movie awards after the Oscars, the Golden Globes will air live on NBC.

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Controversial crucifix film part of New York City exhibition NEW YORK (AP) — A major exhibition focusing on gay-themed art that includes a film of ants crawling on a crucifix opens next week at the Brooklyn Museum, an institution known for presenting edgy and bold artworks that in the past included a painting of the Virgin Mary that incorporated elephant dung. “A Fire in My Belly” is a film by the late David Wojnarow-

icz that was pulled from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., when the exhibition was shown there last year. The ant scene angered some in Congress and the Catholic League called the work sacrilegious. It is one of more than 100 pieces in “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” the first major museum exhibition to explore

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Bil Keane, creator of the comic strip “Family Circus”

‘Family Circus’ creator Bil Keane dead at 89 PHOENIX (AP) — For more in pajamas and Mommy and than a half century, Bil Keane’s Daddy watching television and clever “Family Circus” comics Jeffy says, ‘I don’t feel so good, entertained readers with a mix I think I need a hug.’ And sudof humor and traditional family denly I got a lot of mail from values, intentionally simplistic people about this dear little because the author thought the fella needing a hug, and I realAmerican public needed the ized that there was something more than just getting a belly consistency. Keane, who started draw- laugh every day.” Even with his traditional side, ing the one-panel cartoon featuring Billy, Jeffy, Dolly, P.J. Keane appreciated younger and their parents in February cartoonists’ efforts. He listed 1960, died Tuesday at age 89. Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” His comic strip is featured in among his favorites, and he nearly 1,500 newspapers across loved it when Bill Griffith had his offbeat “Zippy the Pinthe country. Jeff Keane, his son, said his head” character wake up from father died of congestive heart a bump on the head thinking he failure. Bil Keane has a home in was Keane’s Jeffy. Keane Paradise Valley, Although Keane kept responded by near Phoenix, Zippy but it was not the strip current with giving an appearance immediately clear where he references to pop culture i n “ Fa m i ly died. movies and songs, the Circus.” In later years, Keane said in a 1995 interview context of his comic was Keane conto prowith The Assotimeless. The ghost- tinued duce “Family ciated Press that the car- like ‘Ida Know’ and ‘Not Circus” with help of his toon endured Me’ who got blamed for the youngest son, because of its household accidents were Jeff. Keane consistency sketched out and simplicity. staples of the strip. the ideas, char“It’s reassuracters and caping, I think, to the American public to see the tions and sent them to Jeff for inking. same family,” he said. Born in 1922, Keane taught Although Keane kept the strip current with references to pop himself to draw in high school culture movies and songs, the in his native Philadelphia. context of his comic was time- Around this time, young Bill less. The ghost-like “Ida Know” dropped the second “L” off his and “Not Me” who got blamed name “just to be different.” He worked as a messenger for household accidents were staples of the strip. The family’s for the Philadelphia Bulletin pets were dogs Barfy and Sam, before serving three years in the Army, where he drew and the cat, Kittycat. “We are, in the comics, the for “Yank” and “Pacific Stars last frontier of good, whole- and Stripes.” He met his wife, some family humor and enter- Thelma (“Thel”), while serving tainment,” Keane said. “On at a desk job in Australia. He started a one-panel comic radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can’t tell in 1953 called “Channel Chuckwhat you’re going to get. When les” that lampooned the upyou look at the comic page, you and-coming medium of televican usually depend on some- sion. (In one, a mom in front of thing acceptable by the entire a television, crying baby on her lap, tells husband: “She slept family.” His friend Charles M. Schulz, throught two gun fights and the late creator of “Peanuts,” a barroom brawl — then the once said the most important commercial woke her up.”) He moved to Arizona in 1958 thing about “Family Circus” is and two years later started a that it’s funny. “I think we share a care comic about a family much like for the same type of humor,” his own. Keane and his wife Schulz told The Associated had a daughter, Gayle, and sons Press in 1995. “We’re both Glen, Jeff, Chris and Neal — family men with children and one more son than in his carlook with great fondness at our toon family. He is survived by the five families.” Keane said the strip hit its children he had with his wife, stride with a cartoon he did in Thelma “Thel” Keane, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in the mid-1960s. “It showed Jeffy coming out 2008. of the living room late at night

how gender and sexual identity have shaped American art. Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman said Wednesday that the museum wanted to present the exhibition “clearly because it’s such an important aspect of American art in the 20th century.” “We decided to reconstitute it as originally planned by the curators. We haven’t changed

the exhibition in any way other than having to replace a handful of works of art that were otherwise promised to other exhibitions or institutions,” he added. Wojnarowicz’s work explores the subject of AIDS and was created before the artist was diagnosed with the disease, which claimed his life at age 37 in 1992. The ant scene fills only 10

seconds of the short film, which was shot on Super8 film and later transferred to video. “My hope is that this will be an extraordinarily important way in which to bring the entire city together to celebrate American art during this last century,” Lehman said. “This is New York City. This is a city that has thrived on the incredible contributions

from the gay and lesbian community. This is a state that’s just passed a very progressive legalization of gay marriage.” Catholic League President Bill Donohue said he wasn’t surprised that the exhibition was coming to the Brooklyn Museum, which he called notoriously anti-Catholic, but he said his group would not hold protests like it had in Washington.


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Sting of sudden disinheritance leaves grandchild feeling hurt Dear Abby: I am in a happy and healthy long-term relationship. Since neither of us wants kids, we don’t feel the need to marry. Because I don’t want children, my grandmother has decided I don’t deserve any inheritance. She has rewritten her will, leaving everything to my younger cousin who is the only grandchild likely to have children. It makes me feel awful, as though I am not worthy in her eyes because of my choice. It isn’t about the money, Abby. My feelings are hurt because my grandmother can’t accept me without a child. Is there a way to broach the subject without sounding like I’m just after her money? — Disinherited Grandchild in Colorado Dear Disinherited: How do you know you have been written out of your grandmother’s will?



Did she tell you or did you hear it from someone else? It would not be confrontational to tell your grandmother you were hurt when you heard the news because it made you feel “less than.” The decision whether or not to have a child is a personal one, and couples who don’t want to be parents are likely to make less than wonderful ones. Your grandmother might or might not have changed her will because of your choice, but it’s also possible that she would like her assets to be passed down to grandchildren and beyond. You’ll never know unless you

ask. Dear Abby: What does someone who is an older adult do when she needs to be held and listened to, and when she has no one to do this with her? I’m sure I’m not the only woman who has found herself in this situation.What do others do when this is needed? Sometimes I just need to be held, listened to and reassured. — Iowa Reader Dear Reader: The need for human contact is part of the human condition, and I can tell you what I did before I met my husband: When I was feeling down, I’d ask a friend for a hug, a willing ear and some reassurance. I can’t imagine anyone refusing. At some point everyone needs what you’re asking for. Other ways to combat the blues include staying occupied with hobbies that interest you, socializing with friends and get-

ting regular exercise. If readers would like to chime in and share what they do, I’ll be glad to pass along their suggestions. Dear Abby: My husband and I stopped at a rest stop to use the facilities. I noticed a man with a little girl who appeared to be about 3 years old go into the men’s bathroom. I wanted to ask if he would like me to take the child into the women’s bathroom while he waited outside the door for me to return her to him, however I hesitated and didn’t do it. When my husband came back to the car I asked him what the child encountered in the men’s bathroom. He said she had to pass by the urinals with the men urinating. I felt terrible for not speaking up. Would it have been wrong to volunteer to take the little girl into the women’s bathroom? Perhaps I’m too sensitive to

Coconut oil no substitute for those from healthier veggies Dear Doctor K: Until recently, I had never noticed coconut oil in the grocery store. Now it seems I can’t avoid it. Is it true that it’s better for you than other cooking oils? Dear Reader: Most plant oils are full of “good” fats — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — and contain relatively few “bad” fats, particularly saturated fats. Plant oils such as olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil and safflower oil are all definitely better for you than other sources of fat, such as butter, hard margarine and lard. What about coconut oil? It’s a plant oil, too. On paper, coconut oil doesn’t seem like it should be good for you. That’s because it’s about 90 percent saturated fat. That’s

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more saturated fat than is in butter (about 64 percent), beef fat (40 percent) or even lard (also 40 percent), which are all bad for the heart when they are used or eaten frequently. Too much saturated fat in the diet is unhealthy because it raises “bad” LDL cholesterol levels. This in turn increases the risk of heart disease. High levels of LDL cholesterol increase the chances you will develop atherosclerosis in your heart arteries. So it would seem that coco-

nut oil would be bad news for our hearts. So why is coconut oil catching on these days, even among the health conscious? One interesting thing about coconut oil is that it also gives “good” HDL cholesterol a boost. Higher levels of HDL cholesterol are called “good” because they’re good for the heart. They lower your risk of developing atherosclerosis. Fat in the diet, whether it’s saturated or unsaturated, tends to nudge HDL levels upward. Coconut oil seems to be especially good at doing this. Despite the fact that it has a greater tendency to raise “good” HDL cholesterol, coconut oil also raises “bad” LDL cholesterol. Although it seems like it has positive effects on cholesterol,

we don’t really know how coconut oil affects heart disease. So I’d say it’s probably wise to use coconut oil sparingly for now. It’s unlikely that coconut oil is as healthful as vegetable oils such as olive oil and soybean oil. For many years you’ve probably heard that fat in the diet was bad for your health. That is just plain wrong. There are good fats and bad fats. You absolutely need the good fats in your diet, and you need to minimize your intake of bad fats.Knowing what foods contain good and bad fats is important to your health.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: It wouldn’t hurt to spend more time in the next year attempting to find new ways to enhance your material wellbeing as well as your standing in the community. Chances are that you’ll find some ingenious ways to do so. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Should conflicting opinions between you and your mate become a bit trying, remember that minor concessions and a few affectionate hugs could easily restore a common bond. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Some kind of task you take on that you thought would be as easy as 1-2-3 is likely to turn out to be much more difficult. Regroup and try again, but be prepared to take it to 4-5-6. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Generally, you’re pretty good at managing your resources, but this may not be a good day to do so. To be on the safe side, enlist a friend to help keep you in line.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Instead of getting down to business when time means money, you could allow yourself to be dragged off course. Playing catch-up later on may prevent you from accomplishing what you hoped. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Without thinking, sometimes you can end up being more of a talker than a doer. All your good intentions could go down the drain if you allow this to happen. Aries (March 21-April 19) — More investigation than you suspect may be needed before you get involved in a new endeavor. Take plenty of time to examine everything that needs checking. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Success is important to you, but it shouldn’t come at all costs. Think of your reputation and how you could possibly alienate others whom you may need down the line. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t depend too heavily upon chance or luck to

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 16, and I live with my mother and stepfather. My parents divorced three years ago, and my mother married Mike last year. My father has remarried and is living in Chicago. Ever since my mother married Mike, she seems to have changed. She hardly has time for me, and she is all “goo-goo eyes” over Mike. He is a nice man, but he has a daughter my age who lives with his ex-wife and all he ever talks about is her. He hardly knows that I’m alive. I called my father, and he said that if it was all right with my mother, I could move to Chicago and live with his wife and him. I asked my mom, and she said it was my decision. She told me she would give me permission if that was my wish, but she would rather I didn’t go. I’d like to go, but the fact is that I’m terribly shy. I don’t make new friends easily, and I’ve got several real close friends in Indiana. What should I do? — Nameless, Merrillville, Ind. Nameless: Stay in Indiana with Mom, and please make sure she and Mike read the letter you sent to me. Many times the written word is most powerful. After your stepfather and mother read this, they will realize that they are

unintentionally shutting you out of their lives, and they will change their ways, I’m sure. Dr. Wallace: I was taught by my parents never to fink on a friend, regardless of the situation. Recently, you encouraged a girl, whose friend had run away from home, to fink to her parents because she knew where her friend was. Do you care to change your mind? — Sherry, Cleveland, Ohio Sherry: I agree it’s not good practice to fink on a friend, but there are times when more important considerations override this rule. In the incident you refer to, telling the parents of the runaway girl where their daughter was hiding was the right thing to do. It would have been a tragedy if the friend kept silent and something horrible had happened to the runaway. Doing what’s right is sometimes not a simple matter, but involves weighing values that are in conflict and making a choice. Ensuring a friend’s safety is usually more important than honoring her trust. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

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matters like this, but I haven’t seen it addressed anywhere. — Concerned in Florida Dear Concerned: What the child encountered when her father took her into the men’s bathroom was probably a line of men with their backs to her, and I assume he took her into the stall toilet. However, it would have

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in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Petition. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to J. Mack Varner, Attorney for Plaintiffs, whose post office address is P. O. Box 1237, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39181-1237, and whose street address is 1110 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183. YOUR RESPONSES MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 25th day of October, 2011. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE WARREN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK By: /s/ Dean Brantley Deputy Clerk Publish: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 (3t)

the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps Thursday, November 10, 2011 of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 7 of Green Hills Subdivision, Part I, located in Section 8, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, as per plat in Book 326 at Page 310 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF the above described property SALE is believed to be good, but I WHEREAS, on March 15, 2007, Beverly Wilson, single, will convey only such title as is vested in me as executed a Deed of Trust to Substituted Trustee. W. Stewart Robison, Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, for Jim Walter Homes, Inc., this the 2nd day of Beneficiary, which Deed of November, 2011 Stephanie Trust is recorded in Land Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Deed of Trust Book 1647, at Assistant Vice President Page 821, in the office of the Nationwide Trustee Chancery Clerk of Warren Services, Inc. 1587 NorthCounty, Mississippi; east Expressway Atlanta, GA AND WHEREAS, this Deed 30329 (770) 234-9181 of Trust was ultimately 0900647MS assigned to Walter Mortgage Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t) Company, LLC, by

December 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi , for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 6, in Block 7, of the resurvey of Blocks 2 and 7 of the resurvey of Meadowvale Subdivision, as per plat of said resurvey of record in Book 310 at Page 424 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 1008471MS Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)

AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, re-appointed RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein in place of the afore-mentioned substituted Trustee, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 292278 in Book 1528 at Page 373 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Trustee, will on November 17, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: ALL OF LOT ONE HUNDRED TWO (102) OF GREENBRIAR SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 18 OF THE WARREN COUNTY LAND RECORDS. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 29th day of September, 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Tiffany M King Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0100994 PARCEL No. 1125 07 0810 004200 DHGW 65941G-1LL Publish: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (3t)

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 01. Legals Notice of Sale Abandoned Vehicles for Sale 2005 Volvo S60 YV1RS612X52478257 1997 Cadillac Deville 1G6KD54Y2VU237439 2005 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WF52E459267694 2000 Pontiac GRA 1G2WR5211YF117330 1994 Mazda Protege JM1BG2246R0780132 2004 Nissan Maxima 1N4BA41E64C856257 Date of Sale: 12-2-2011 Place of Sale: 7830 Hwy 27 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Time of Sale: 8:00 AM Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM E. BEXLEY, JR., DECEASED CAUSE NO: 2011-126PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF WILLIAM E. BEXLEY, JR. NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of William E. Bexley, Jr., deceased, Probate No. 2011-126PR, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 11th day of October, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 20th day of October, 2011. /s/BETTY E. BEXLEY, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM E. BEXLEY, JR., DECEASED Publish: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on July 3, 2008, Desmond S Bohanon executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux, Jr., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as a nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc., its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1697, Page 732; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Chase Home Finance LLC, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1528, Page 463; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1528, Page 464; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on December 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 12 of the Northview Subdivision, Part 3, as shown by Plat of record in Book 374 at Page 19 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 1st day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0930491MS Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JESSICA LEIGH ARNOLD AND JUSTIN ARNOLD PLAINTIFFS VS. CAUSE NO. 11,0900-CO FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF VICKSBURG, TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK, FIRST LOUISIANA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, ST. LANDRY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, FIRSTBANC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, AND COREAST SAVINGS BANK, f/k/a COLONIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION DEFENDANTS SUMMONS (By Publication) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN To: FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF VICKSBURG, TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK, FIRST LOUISIANA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, ST. LANDRY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, FIRSTBANC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, AND COREAST SAVINGS BANK, f/k/a COLONIAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS, CORPORATIONS OR ENTITIES CLAIMING TO HAVE A RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST, WHETHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE, IN AND TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT. You have been made a defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Jessica Leigh Arnold and Justin Arnold, Plaintiffs, seeking to remove a cloud on title on real property located in Warren County, Mississippi, the address of the real property being 710 Wright Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi. You are summoned to appear and defend against the Complaint filed against you in this action at 9:00 o'clock A.M. on the 12th day of December, 2011, in the courtroom of the County Court of Warren County, Mississippi at the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Petition. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to J. Mack Varner, Attorney for Plaintiffs, whose post office address is P. O. Box 1237, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39181-1237, and whose street address is 1110 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183. YOUR RESPONSES MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BLANCHE BROOME MILLSAPS, DECEASED NO. 2011-070 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 10th day of June, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor upon the Estate of Blanche Broome Millsaps, deceased, notice is hereby given to all person having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety(90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 8th day of November, 2011. /s/ Frank G. Vollor FRANK G. VOLLOR EXECUTOR Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1(4t) NOTICE TO SERVIENT LANDOWNDERS AND ANY OTHER APPLICANTS FOR LEVEE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners hereby advises all servient landowners and all other interested applicants that it will receive applications for Levee Maintenance Contracts until 2 p.m. on November 22, 2011 on the following sections of levee in Warren County, Mississippi. Stations 340- 423 BEL Section 1; T17N; R2E Section 6; T17N; R4E Request for applications may be made to the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, P.O. Box 637, Greenville, Mississippi 38702-0637. All applications filed by this date will be considered separately in a personal interview with the applicant in the Mississippi Levee Board office at 2283 Hwy 82 West, Greenville, Mississippi. Ginger Morlino, Secretary BOARD OF MISSISSIPPI LEVEE COMMISSIONERS Publish: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (3t) Public Notice Warren County Herbert Lowery will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime of possession of more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to deliver committed on September 8, 1978, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crime, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601)576-3520, or fax at (601)576-3529. Publish: 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, (30t) Public Notice- Warren County. Amy D. Mooney will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime(s) of uttering forgery, auto burglary, embezzlement committed on 8/16/1995 and 9/18/1996, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If their are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601)576-3520, or fax at (601)576-3528. Publish: 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, (30t)

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instrument recorded in Book 1528, at Page 243, in the office of the Chancery Clerk aforesaid; AND WHEREAS, default having been made in payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note and Deed of Trust having requested the undersigned Trustee so to do, I will on the 15th day of November, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry and sell during legal hours between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the main front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest and best bidder, the following described land and property, situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: A certain parcel of land lying and being situated in Lot 29 of the Freetown Survey in Section 12, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of Lot 29 and run South 86 degrees 55 minutes West for 616.85 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue South 86 degrees 55 minutes West 98 feet; thence run North 05 degrees 35 minutes West along the Martin one acre parcel for 424.5 feet; thence run North 87 degrees 45 minutes West along the Martin one acre parcel for 70 feet; thence run North 04 degrees 57 minutes West along the East side of Hebron Drive for 107 feet; thence run North for 33 feet; thence run South 87 degrees 45 minutes East for 168 feet; thence run South 05 degrees 35 minutes East for 564.5 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.5 acres, more or less. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 12th day of October, 2011. _______________________ /s/ W. Stewart Robison, Trustee ROBISON & HOLMES, SOLS. Publish: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10(4t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on December 6, 2006, Helen M Sanders executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charlene Griffin, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc., its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1627, Page 427; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Federal National Mortgage Association, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1526, Page 158; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1526, Page 159; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on December 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 7 of Green Hills Subdivision, Part I, located in Section 8, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, as per plat in Book 326 at Page 310 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 2nd day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0900647MS Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF OF WARREN WHEREAS, SALE on November 7, 1995, WHEREAS, on November 3, Ernest L. Stevenson and 2006, PATRICIA TAYLOR, Willie Mae Stevenson AN UNMARRIED WOMAN executed and delivered a executed a Deed of Trust to certain Deed of Trust unto Greg Fontenot, Trustee for RECONTRUST COMPANY, the benefit of Southern N.A. as Trustee for the Mortgage Company, to benefit of MORTGAGE secure an indebtedness ELECTRONIC therein described, which REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Deed of Trust is recorded in INC., ACTING SOLELY AS the office of the Chancery A NOMINEE FOR COUNClerk of Warren County, TRYWIDE HOME LOANS, Mississippi in Book 1037, INC., which Deed of Trust Page 695; and WHEREAS, was filed on December 15, said Deed of Trust was 2006 and recorded as subsequently assigned unto Instrument No. 241147 - and Bank One, National in Book 1629 at Page 59 - in Association, as Trustee for the Office of the Chancery certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Clerk of Warren County, Securities, Inc., Asset Mississippi; and Backed Certificates, Series WHEREAS, MORTGAGE 2002-2, by instrument ELECTRONIC recorded in the Office of the REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, aforesaid Chancery Clerk in INC., the Beneficiary of said Book 1340, Page 514; and Deed of Trust, EMILY KAY WHEREAS, the holder of COURTEAU as Trustee said Deed of Trust therein in place of the substituted and appointed afore-mentioned original Nationwide Trustee Trustee, as authorized by the Services, Inc., as Trustee in terms thereof, as evidenced said Deed of Trust by by an instrument filed on July instrument recorded in the 16, 2007 and recorded as Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1514, Instrument No. 247395 - and Page 695; and WHEREAS, in Book 1454 at Page 843 default having been made in in the Office of the Chancery the payments of Clerk of Warren County, indebtedness secured by Mississippi; and said Deed of Trust, and the WHEREAS, THE BANK OF holder of said Deed of Trust, NEW YORK MELLON FKA having requested the THE BANK OF NEW YORK, undersigned so to do, on AS TRUSTEE FOR THE December 1, 2011, I will, CERTIFICATEHOLDERS during legal hours (between OF CWABS, INC., ASSETthe hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-25, the current outcry, offer for sale and will Beneficiary of said Deed of sell, at the Front door steps Trust, re-appointed of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, RECONTRUST COMPANY, Mississippi , for cash to the N.A. as Trustee therein in highest bidder, the following place of the afore-mentioned described land and property substituted Trustee, as situated in Warren County, authorized by the terms Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 6, in thereof, as evidenced by an Block 7, of the resurvey of instrument recorded as Blocks 2 and 7 of the Instrument No. 292278 in resurvey of Meadowvale Book 1528 at Page 373 in Subdivision, as per plat of the Office of the Chancery said resurvey of record in Clerk of Warren County, Book 310 at Page 424 of the Mississippi; and land records of Warren WHEREAS, having County, Mississippi. Title to Project4_Layout 1 11/2/11 1:41 PMdefault Page 1 the above described property been made in the terms and is believed to be good, but I conditions of said Deed of will convey only such title as Trust, and the entire debt is vested in me as secured thereby having been Substituted Trustee. declared to be due and WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, payable, and the legal holder this the 3rd day of Novemof said indebtedness, THE ber, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno BANK OF NEW YORK Stephanie Fonteno, MELLON FKA THE BANK Assistant Vice President OF NEW YORK, AS Nationwide Trustee SerTRUSTEE FOR THE vices, Inc. 1587 Northeast CERTIFICATEHOLDERS Expressway Atlanta, GA OF CWABS, INC., 30329 (770) 234-9181 ASSET-BACKED 1008471MS CERTIFICATES, SERIES Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 2006-25, having requested (3t)

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E mTrustee ploym the undersigned to e n t - T r u c k i n g execute the trust and sell said land and property in DRIVERS - BUILD YOUR OWN accordance with the terms of HOMETIME! said Deed of Trust for thePart-time, Full-time, Express the lanes! sums Daily or weekly pay! Casual Huge Contractors’ Const. Equip. & Truckpurpose Auction of &raising due thereunder, together Modern equipment! CDL-A, 3 months TH with attorney's fees, EDNESDAY OV experience required. 800-414-9569. Trustee's fees and expenses TH of sale. HURSDAY OV AM NOW, THEREFORE, DRIVERS - CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED! RECONTRUST COMPANY, Highway 19 S • Philadelphia, Mississippi WE HAVE THE MILES! OTR positions N.A., Trustee, will on 10% Administrative Fee on the first $2500 of each lot and a 17, 2011, TEAMS offer forNEEDED!! Class-A CDL available! 1% Administrative Fee on the remaining balance ofNovember each lot. sale at public outcry to the & Hazmat required. 800-942-2104, ext. highest bidder for cash, Day 1: Dump Trucks, Truck Tractors, 7308. hoursor(between Specialty Trucks, Trailers, Farm within legal7307 the hours ofDRIVERS-Class 11:00 a.m. Tractors, 1-ton Trucks, Vehicles, Related A-CDL Holders 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps Attachments, Misc. Items Needed of the Warren Countyin the Columbia, Meridian, Day 2: Construction Equip., Forklifts, CourthouseRoxie, in Vicksburg, Taylorsville, Vicksburg and Yazoo Service Trucks, Water Trucks, Fuel/Lube Warren County, Mississippi, City areas. Home daily, paid by load. Trucks, Support Equip., Logging Equip., the following-described Related Attachments, Misc. Itemsproperty: Paid orientation, benefits and bonuses. ALL OF LOT ONEProducts Transportation. 800-925Forest Check our website for an daily-updatedHUNDRED listing. TWO (102) OF 5556. GREENBRIAR Full Payment Due Day of Sale FEDEX GROUND CONTRACTOR SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN Team Drivers Seeking PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 18 OF or Individual Team Drivers: Toll Free: 877.898.5905 THE WARREN COUNTY LAND RECORDS. • Great Pay Package Phone: 601.656.9768 Fax: 601.656.0192 COMPANY, • Excellent Hometime 1042 Holland Ave • Philadelphia, MSRECONTRUST 39350 N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as • No Touch Freight • All Drop & Hook Trustee. WITNESS my signature Callon901-679-8943 of September, A d o p t i o n s this 29th day or email 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, KICK START your CDL-A. Regional drivADOPT - I always wanted to be a mom! N.A., TRUSTEE er career at 37 cpm with 1+ years expeOpen arms and loving, secure2380 home Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 await your baby. Expenses paid. Call rience! Top pay 42.5 cpm. Paid refresher Richardson,course TX 75082 available for 4-12 months experiDena too free. (646) 430-1300. Telephone ence. No. 888-362-8608 or (800) 281-8219 Equal Opportunity By: /s/ Tiffany M King Vice Employer. C l a s s e s / T r a i n i nTitle: g Assistant President PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD IN AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train RECONTRUST for high OVERCOMPANY, 100 NEWSPAPERS with one N.A., TRUSTEE paying Aviation Career. FAA approved 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-just that easy. One call , phone’s 984-0407 program. Financial aid if qualified - Job order, one check. Call MS Press Richardson,one TX 75082 placement assistance. CALL Aviation today at 601-981-3060 or call TS No.: 11 Services -0100994 Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. PARCEL No. 0810 your1125 local07newspaper. ALLIED HEALTH career training.004200 Attend DHGW 65941G-1LL college 100% online. Job placement Publish: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (3t) assistance. Computer available. Financial Auctions



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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November 21, 2008, JOHN R THOMAS, AND RENEE THOMAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE executed a Deed of Trust to CHARLES A. MYERS as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR REALTY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A MISSISSIPPI CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust was filed on November 25, 2008 and recorded as Instrument No. 263187 in Book 1699 at Page 459 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 283371 in Book 1516 at Page 197 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on December 1, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 OF THAT CERTAIN SURVEY KNOWN AS "EAGLE LAKE FISHING CLUB RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, 112 AND PART OF LOTS 11 AND 111 OF THE BELLE-ISLE-ON-THE-LAKE SURVEY" AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 48 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE LAKE FISHING CLUB RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, 112 & PT. LOTS 11 & 111 OF BELLE ISLE ON THE LAKE SURVEY. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS S e r v i cmy e ssignature on this 6th day of October, 2011 RECONTRUST DIVORCE N.A., with SUBSTITUTE or withoutCOMPANY, Children $99.95. TRUSTEE Includes name change and 2380 Performance Dr, FREE property settlement agreement. TX2-984-0407 information.Richardson, SAVE hundreds. Fast and TX 75082 Telephone No. 24/7. easy. Call 1-888-789-0198 (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon W aTitle: n t eAssistant d To BVice uy President RECONTRUST COMPANY, CASH PAID FOR DIABETIC TEST N.A., SUBSTITUTE STRIPS. UpTRUSTEE to $10 per box. Most brands. 2380 Performance Dr, Call Tom anytime toll-free 1-888-785TX2-984-0407 2984. Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0143246 PARCEL No. 0367 35 0250 001200 DHGW 66309G-7SB Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)

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CORPORATION, A ASSET-BACKED MISSISSIPPI B10 Thursday, November 10, 2011 The Vicksburg Post PASS-THROUGH CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust was filed on CERTIFICATES, SERIES November 25, 2008 and 2004-WCW2, the current recorded as Instrument No. Beneficiary of said Deed of 263187 in Book 1699 at Trust, substituted Page 459 in the Office of the RECONTRUST COMPANY, Chancery Clerk of Warren N.A. as Trustee therein, as County, Mississippi; and authorized by the terms WHEREAS, BAC HOME thereof, as evidenced by an LOANS SERVICING, LP instrument recorded as FKA COUNTRYWIDE Instrument No. 292354 in HOME LOANS SERVICING Book 1528 at Page 422 in LP, the current Beneficiary of the Office of the Chancery said Deed of Trust, Clerk of Warren County, substituted RECONTRUST Mississippi; and COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee WHEREAS, default having therein, as authorized by the been made in the terms and terms thereof, as evidenced conditions of said Deed of by an instrument recorded as Trust, and the entire debt Instrument No. 283371 in secured thereby having been Book 1516 at Page 197 in declared to be due and the Office of the Chancery payable, and the legal holder Clerk of Warren County, of said indebtedness, Mississippi; and WELLS FARGO BANK, WHEREAS, default having N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR been made in the terms and THE HOLDERS OF THE conditions of said Deed of PARK PLACE SECURITIES, Trust, and the entire debt INC. ASSET-BACKED secured thereby having been PASS-THROUGH declared to be due and Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. CERTIFICATES, SERIES payable, and the legal holder 2004-WCW2, having of said indebtedness, BANK requested the undersigned OF AMERICA, N.A. AS Substitute Trustee to SUCCESSOR BY MERGER execute the trust and sell TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA said land and property in COUNTRYWIDE HOME accordance with the terms of LOANS SERVICING LP, said Deed of Trust for the having requested the purpose of raising the sums undersigned Substitute due thereunder, together Trustee to execute the trust with attorney's fees, and sell said land and Substitute Trustee's fees and property in accordance with expenses of sale. Place your classified line ad at Classified Line Das the terms of said Deed of NOW, THEREFORE, Trust for the purpose of RECONTRUST COMPANY, Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.32 raising the sums due N.A., Substitute Trustee, will thereunder, together with on December 01, 2011, offer attorney's fees, Substitute for sale at public outcry to Classified line ads are charged according to the Trustee's fees and expenses the highest bidder for cash, of sale. number of lines. For complete pricing within legal hours (between In the event of errors, please call the very first day NOW, THEREFORE, the hours of 11:00 a.m. information contact a Classified Sales RECONTRUST COMPANY, your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps N.A., Substitute Trustee, will Representative today at 601-636-SELL. of the Warren County responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. on December 1, 2011, offer Courthouse in Vicksburg, for sale at public outcry to Warren County, Mississippi, Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are the highest bidder for cash, the following-described within legal hours (between charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, property: the hours of 11:00 a.m. 44line ALL OF THAT CERTAIN No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND of the Warren County The Vicksburg Post classified department is the LYING AND BEING Courthouse in Vicksburg, sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. SITUATED IN PART OF Warren County, Mississippi, IRREGULAR SECTIONS 35 the following-described AND 36, TOWNSHIP 15 property: NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 OF THE COUNTY OF OF THAT CERTAIN SURWARREN, AND STATE OF VEY KNOWN AS "EAGLE MISSISSIPPI, MORE LAKE FISHING CLUB FREE CAT TO good SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S PARTICULARLY RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, “ACEâ€? Is the one you TO BUY OR SELL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, home. Black neutered male, 112 AND PART OF LOTS 11 NOTICE OF SALE HISTORIC SCENIC Truck Driver Training 1 ½ years old. 601-636WHEREAS, on June 1, love AND 111 OF THE TO-WIT: DOWNTOWN 14 brick Marie With a Difference 9189. BELLE-ISLE-ON-THE-LAKE 2004, CAROL WILSON COMMENCING AT AN hurting you? Apartments. Refinished Job Placement Asst. SURVEY" AS RECORDED executed a Deed of Trust to IRON ROD (FOUND) ON hardwood floors. $325,000. Call FREE ONLY TO good Day, Night & Refresher IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE JIM B. TOHILL as Trustee THE NORTH LINE OF 601-636-7107. home. Pure bred Cocker Classes Haven House Family 48 OF THE LAND for the benefit of ARGENT CALL 601-636-7535 BUFORD DRIVE, SAID Spaniel dog, 4 ½ years old, RECORDS OF WARREN Get on the Road NOW! MORTGAGE COMPANY, IRON MARKING THE Shelter gentle, spayed, smart, obeCOUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. LLC, which Deed of Trust Call 1-888-430-4223 SOUTHEAST CORNER OF $10 START UP KIT 601-638-0555 or dient, house trained, needs INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: was filed on December 30, THAT CERTAIN 2.36 ACRE MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 fenced yard. 601-634-4734. LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE 1-800-898-0860 2004 and recorded as TRACT CONVEYED BY LAKE FISHING CLUB Services available to Instrument No. 218052 - and DEED FROM B.P. "PETE" CONSTRUCTION COMVenuWorks, Inc., Don't miss a thing! RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, in Book 1509 at Page 254 women & children who are BUFORD TO RAINBOW PANY IS Looking for, Subscribe to 112 & PT. LOTS 11 & 111 in the Office of the Chancery CASINO-VICKSBURG dump truck drivers and seeks an experienced Exvictims of The Vicksburg Post OF BELLE ISLE ON THE Clerk of Warren County, heavy equipment opera- ecutive Director for the PARTNERSHIP L.P., IN domestic violence and/or EARN COLLEGE TODAY!! LAKE SURVEY. Mississippi; and tors. Interested applicants Vicksburg Convention CenDEED BOOK 1028 AT DEGREE ONLINE. *Medhomeless: Shelter, counCall 601-636-4545, RECONTRUST COMPANY, WHEREAS, WELLS FARGO PAGE 20 OF THE LAND please call 601-634-8979 ter and Auditorium. The ical, *Business, *Criminal seling, group support. Circulation. N.A. will convey only such or fax resume to 601-634- venues feature a 25,500 Justice. Job placement asBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE RECORD OF WARREN (Counseling available by title as vested in it as 8978. square foot convention cen- sistance. Computer availFOR THE HOLDERS OF COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; appt.) Substitute Trustee. ter/ exhibition hall and 900 able. Financial aid if qualiTHE PARK PLACE THENCE RUN N 89 WITNESS my signature on HEY! NEED CASH NOW? seat auditorium. Applicants fied. SCHEV certified. SECURITIES, INC. DEGREES 23 MINUTES 27 this 6th day of October, 2011 must be skilled in providing We buy JUNK CARS, Call 877-206-5185. ASSET-BACKED SECONDS E, 156.55 FEET; KEEP UP WITH all the RECONTRUST COMPANY, direction in programming, PASS-THROUGH THENCE S 83 DEGREES VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, local news and sales. N.A., SUBSTITUTE fund raising, financial manCERTIFICATES, SERIES 44 MINUTES 21 SECONDS Subscribe to The Best Deal in Town TRUSTEE SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY WORK ON JET Engines. agement and all aspects of 2004-WCW2, the current EAST, 471.06 FEET; Vicksburg Post Today! 2380 Performance Dr, When a little help is EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY managing a public assem- Train for hands on Aviation Beneficiary of said Deed of THENCE RUN S 79 Call 601-636-4545, TX2-984-0407 bly facility. Bachelor's de- Career. FAA approved proTRUCKS & TRAILERS. Trust, substituted DEGREES 07 MINUTES 10 all you need, ask for Circulation. Richardson, TX 75082 gree in relevant field of gram. Financial aid if qualiRECONTRUST COMPANY, SECONDS E, 152.26 FEET; Whether your junk is runTelephone No. Call the people study. At least 5 years ex- fied. Job placement assisN.A. as Trustee therein, as THENCE S 67 DEGREES (800) 281-8219 ning or not, & PAY YOU perience and Certified Facil- tance. CALL Aviation InstiRunaway you can count authorized by the terms 36 MINUTES 52 SECONDS By: /s/ Anthony Cannon ity Manager (CFE) designa- tute of Maintenance 866CASH NOW. Call today, Are you 12 to 17? thereof, as evidenced by an E, 99.00 FEET TO AN IRON Title: Assistant Vice on at tion preferred. Reasonable 455-4317. Alone? Scared? instrument recorded as we'll come pick your junk up ROD ON THE NORTH LINE President accommodations will be EMERGENCY CA$H Call 601-634-0640 anyInstrument No. 292354 in OF BUFORD DRIVE, AND, RECONTRUST COMPANY, with CASH in hand! considered for those with Book 1528 at Page 422 in time or 1-800-793-8266 THE POINT OF N.A., SUBSTITUTE Byrum- 601-373-7661 disabilities. Please submit 1-800-826-8104 the Office of the Chancery BEGINNING; THENCE TRUSTEE We can help! Clinton- 601-924-7400 resume, application letter Clerk of Warren County, 2380 Performance Dr, LEAVING THE SAID One child, Vicksburg- 601-638-7000 LA DELTA COMMUNITY and salary history, in confiTX2-984-0407 Mississippi; and NORTH LINE OF BUFORD one day at a time. College, Tallulah Campus dence, to: Human ReRichardson, TX 75082 WHEREAS, default having DRIVE, RUN N 16 sources Director by Novemis currently hiring the TS No.: 10 -0143246 been made in the terms and DEGREES 34 MINUTES 33 ber 16, 2011. VenuWorks, following Health OccuPARCEL No. 0367 35 0250 conditions of said Deed of Center For SECONDS E, 257.77 FEET P.O. Box 625, Ames, IA pation Instructor and an 001200 Trust, and the entire debt TO AN IRON ROD; Pregnancy Choices 50010 or e-mail to: Adjunct Math Instructor. DHGW 66309G-7SB secured thereby having been THENCE RUN S 77 Free Pregnancy Tests For more information and Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 declared to be due and DEGREES 59 MINUTES 08 EOE (non-medical facility) to apply please visit FOUND LARGE CAT. (3t) payable, and the legal holder SECONDS E, 133.00 FEET ¡ Education on All East Clay Street area. 601of said indebtedness, TO AN IRON ROD; LA Delta is an EOE Options 415-4413. TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF WELLS FARGO BANK, THENCE RUN S 18 ¡ Confidential CounN.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR DEGREES 20 MINUTES 57 SALE LOST A DOG? seling SECONDS W, 287.42 FEET WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, THE HOLDERS OF THE GORGEOUS SHIH-TZU Found a cat? Let The Call 601-638-2778 PARK PLACE SECURITIES, TO AN IRON ROD ON THE BABIES. Lots of colors, alVicksburg Post help! James O. Williams, a INC. ASSET-BACKED NORTH LINE OF BUFORD for appt ready pap trained. $200. Run a FREE 3 day ad! married man and Patricia “WE CAN ERASE your Tracey 601-630-6185. PASS-THROUGH DRIVE; THENCE RUN N 64 www.vicksburgpregnan601-636-SELL or e-mail Williams, a married woman, bad credit- 100% guaranCERTIFICATES, SERIES DEGREES 43 MINUTES 14 classifieds@vicksburg teed.â€? The Federal Trade executed a Deed of Trust to 2004-WCW2, having SECONDS W, ALONG THE Commission says the only H. Fariss Crisler III, as requested the undersigned SAID NORTH LINE OF legitimate credit repair ENDING HOMELESSTrustee for Executive Substitute Trustee to BUFORD DRIVE, 125.12 REWARD OFFERED! RESUMES ARE CUR- starts and ends with you. It NESS. WOMEN with chilexecute the trust and sell FEET TO THE POINT OF Mortgage Corporation, Apple I-Pod and cell RENTLY being accepted for takes time and a conscious dren or without are you in said land and property in BEGINNING, CONTAINING phone, stolen from Beneficiary, which is recorda pressman. Experience is effort to pay your debts. need of shelter? Mountain accordance with the terms of 0.802 ACRE. student on VWSD preferred; mechanical skills Any company that claims to ed in the office of the of Faith Ministries/ Womsaid Deed of Trust for the RECONTRUST COMPANY, Bus #04-102 are required. Some night, be able to fix your credit Chancery Clerk of Warren en's Restoration Shelter. purpose of raising the sums October 27, 2011. N.A. will convey only such weekend work is required. legally is lying. Learn about County, MS, in Book 1407 Certain restrictions apply, 601-636-5197. due thereunder, together title as vested in it as Position includes benefits. managing credit and debt at Page 394; 601-661-8990. Life coachwith attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee. To be considered for this ing available by appointWHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, Substitute Trustee's fees and WITNESS my signature on position, please send reA message from The LOST DOG! said Deed of Trust was expenses of sale. this 6th day of October, 2011 ment. sume and cover letter to: Vicksburg Post and the LARGE, WHITE MALE. NOW, THEREFORE, assigned to Trustmark RECONTRUST COMPANY, Dept. 3768, The Vicksburg FTC. HEY! NEED CASH Vicinity of Muirhead/ Post, P.O. Box 821668, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE National Bank, as recorded NOW? We buy junk cars, Redbone and Jeff Davis Vicksburg, MS 39182. N.A., Substitute Trustee, will TRUSTEE READ THE CLASSIFIEDS in Book 1352 Page 15; vans, SUVs, heavy equipRoads. Call 601-631-1942. on December 01, 2011, offer 2380 Performance Dr, daily! WHEREAS, on September ment and more! Call today, sale at public outcry to TX2-984-0407 we'll come pick them up 6, 2005, Patricia G. Williams, for the highest bidder for cash, Richardson, TX 75082 with money in hand! 1-800executed a Quit Claim Deed within legal hours (between Telephone No. 826-8104. conveying title unto James the hours of 11:00 a.m. (800) 281-8219 O. Williams, as recorded in 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Book 1388 Page 679; of the Warren County Title: Assistant Vice Courthouse in Vicksburg, President WHEREAS, on October 4, Warren County, Mississippi, RECONTRUST COMPANY, 2010, Trustmark National the following-described N.A., SUBSTITUTE Bank substituted Mark S. property: TRUSTEE Mayfield as Trustee, as ALL OF THAT CERTAIN Performance Dr, recorded in Book 1514 Page PARCEL OR LOT OF LAND 2380 TX2-984-0407 541; When you LYING AND BEING Richardson, TX 75082 WHEREAS, there being a SITUATED IN PART OF TS No.: 11 -0107909 advertise in default in the terms and IRREGULAR SECTIONS 35 PARCEL No. 129 36 9999 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 15 000112 conditions of the Deed of The Vicksburg NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, DHGW 66142G-1SB Trust and the entire debt OF THE COUNTY OF Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 secured having been dePost Classifieds! AND STATE OF (3t) clared to be due and payable WARREN, MISSISSIPPI, MORE in accordance with its terms, PARTICULARLY Simmons Lawn Service Trustmark National Bank, the DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, Professional Services & Competitive Prices holder of the debt has CONSTRUCTION TO-WIT: Quality Service at Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems requested the Trustee to COMMENCING AT AN New Homes • Irrigation: Install & Repair #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement IRON ROD (FOUND) ON execute the trust and sell Framing, Remodeling, • Commercial & Residential Vans • Cars • Trucks THE NORTH LINE OF Grass Cutting said land and property Cabinets, Flooring, •Insurance Claims Welcome• Licensed • Bonded • Insured BUFORD DRIVE, SAID pursuant to its terms in order Roofing & Vinyl Siding 12 years experience IRON MARKING THE to raise the sums due, with AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS State Licensed & Bonded Roy Simmons (Owner) CORNER OF 601-218-8341 attorney's and trustee's fees, SOUTHEAST Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 THAT CERTAIN 2.36 ACRE and expenses of sale; TRACT CONVEYED BY NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark DEED FROM B.P. "PETE" S. Mayfield, Trustee for said BUFORD TO RAINBOW Deed of Trust, will on CASINO-VICKSBURG PARTNERSHIP L.P., IN December 1, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell DEED BOOK 1028 AT PAGE 20 OF THE LAND within legal hours (being SPEEDIPRINT & RECORD OF WARREN between the hours of 11:00 COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the OFFICE SUPPLY THENCE RUN N 89 601-636-4813 west main door of the DEGREES 23 MINUTES 27 State Board of Contractors Warren County Courthouse, SECONDS E, 156.55 FEET; • Business Cards • FLAGS Approved & Bonded located in Vicksburg, MS, to THENCE S 83 DEGREES • Letterhead 44 MINUTES 21 SECONDS the highest and best bidder Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, • BANNERS EAST, 471.06 FEET; • Envelopes for cash, the following Rock & Sand THENCE RUN S 79 described property situated • BUMPER STICKERS • Invoices All Types of Dozer Work DEGREES 07 MINUTES 10 in Warren County, MS, Land Clearing • Demolition • Work Orders SECONDS E, 152.26 FEET; • YARD SIGNS to-wit: Site Development THENCE S 67 DEGREES • Invitations All of Lot Eight-Six (86) Block 36 MINUTES 52 SECONDS & Preparation Excavation Show Your Colors! A, Part Four (4) of Marion E, 99.00 FEET TO AN IRON Crane Rental • Mud Jacking (601) 638-2900 Park Subdivision, a Plat of ROD ON THE NORTH LINE Fax (601) 636-6711 OF BUFORD DRIVE, AND, which is Recorded in Plat THE POINT OF Book 1 at Page 37 of the 1601-C North Frontage Road BEGINNING; THENCE Land Records in the Office of Vicksburg, MS 39180 LEAVING THE SAID the Chancery Clerk of NORTH LINE OF BUFORD Warren County, Mississippi. DRIVE, RUN N 16 I will convey only such title River City DEGREES 34 MINUTES 33 as is vested in me, with no SECONDS E, 257.77 FEET Dirt Work, LLC express or implied TO AN IRON ROD; • Dozer / Trackhoe Work warranties. THENCE RUN S 77 • Dump Truck • DEGREES 59 MINUTES 08 WITNESS my signature this • Bush Hogging • Box Blade SECONDS E, 133.00 FEET November 10, 2011. • Demolition • Debris Removal All Business & TO AN IRON ROD; /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD • Hydro Seeding THENCE RUN S 18 MARK S. MAYFIELD, • Deliver Service Directory Ads DEGREES 20 MINUTES 57 Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally Trustee SECONDS W, 287.42 FEET • Gravel • Sand • Rock Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, MUST BE PAID TO AN IRON ROD ON THE Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Riverhill Tower Building, NORTH LINE OF BUFORD IN ADVANCE ! Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite DRIVE; THENCE RUN N 64 601-529-0894 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 14 306, Jackson, MS 39216, SECONDS W, ALONG THE Phone 601-948-3590, SAID NORTH LINE OF BUFORD DRIVE, 125.12 Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 FEET TO THE POINT OF (3t) BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.802 ACRE. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee.

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Barnes Glass




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

The Vicksburg Post

Thursday, November 10, 2011

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

4 FAMILY MOVING SALE 2309 Oak Ridge Road. Saturday November 12th Furniture, household items, lawnmower, tools, clothes, crafts.

LOVE'S ERRANDS AND Cleaning Services. Dependable and efficient. 601-6382989, 601-415-0498.

2 AND 3 bedroom spacious apartment, Downtown area, water/ cable included. Immediate occupancy. 601-446-2957.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Washer/ Dryer. All electric, No pets, $450 month, $200 deposit. 601-638-6239.

28X70 THREE BEDROOM 2 bath, stone fire place. $23,900. 601-9419116, 601-941-3733.

RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL GUTTER cleaning. Hedge trimming. 601218-4415.

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

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH double wide. $675 monthly, $675 down payment. South Warren County area. Rent to own. Call after 4pm for appointment, 601-638-7399.

33. Commercial Property

Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

16x80 THREE BEDROOM 2 bath. $9,900. 601941-3733, 601-941-9116.

604 LAKE FOREST DRIVE. Friday and Saturday 8am- until. Crafts, candles, exercise equipment, clothes and miscellaneous.

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

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

17. Wanted To Buy

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

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

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

New to Vicksburg...

Tim Anderson 228-697-2120


ATTENTION HAIR STYLISTS! Multi purpose salon chairs (3 to choose from) $125 each. 2 anti-fatigue mats, $40 each. Call 601-527-6474, leave message. 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.

11/11/11 at 6 PM AN EXTRAVAGANCY IN HONOR VETERANS SCALLIONS SALUTES & THANKS ALL VETERANS An auction you do not wish to miss! All types of jewelry in affordable price ranges. Something for everyone. Rings - diamonds, emeralds, opals and other precious stones in gold settings. Bulova, Speidel, Skagen and Caravelle watches. Old collectible clocks and musical instruments. Pearls & jade in pins, bracelets and other lovely settings. Estate jewelry and collectibles. Concession on site, images at Hardy A. Katzenmeyer, Auctioneer Ms Lic 988 Terms: Cash/check. Visa/MC, 10% buyer's premium OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged” in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.

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 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

33. Commercial Property

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.

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376.

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!

RED OAK FIREWOOD. Delivered and unloaded for $75 per load. 601-5299279. 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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1820 CLAY STREET. Friday and Saturday 7am- until. Christmas, cook ware, lots of miscellaneous. 273 ALLEN PLACE (Bovina) Friday and Saturday, 7am- until. Winter clothes, electric blankets, gold jewelry, furniture, 2001 Infinity, lots of new stuff. 601-529-2682

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


33. Commercial Property

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


Equal Housing Opportunity

MULTI PURPOSE OFFICE/ Warehouse building. 4000 square feet. 5537 Fisher Ferry Road. $800 monthly. 601-638-3211 or 601-831-1921.

YARD SALE. BAKE goods, can goods and some crafts. 101 Redwood Road, Redwood United Methodist Church, Saturday, 7am-12:30pm

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545. RUSTIC LOG BEDROOM suite with comforter. 580-618-3089.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

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

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

2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 1 BEDROOM $425 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

Classifieds Really Work!

33. Commercial Property

For Sale Warehouse on the River 520 Depot Street

Good Cash On Cash Ratios With An Existing Lease Through 10/31/2013. 2340 Sq Ft Office and 7260 Warehouse With 2 Roll Up Doors and One Loading Dock. Call Royce Hudspeth, Rhett Real Estate 662-242-0284.

DEER CAMP SPECIAL! 16x80 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Ready to go! Delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only $9,975! Call 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

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.

LAND AND HOME Lot with 4 bedroom mobile home for sale. Owner Financing. Call 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555. NO CREDIT CHECK/ OWNER FINANCE. 4 bedroom LIKE NEW double wide with land. $5000 refundable deposit, total payments of $750 month. Call Buddy, 601-941-2952.

TRIPLE WIDE! 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths, stone fireplace. Delivery set-up and tie down included. Only $45,863! 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

VICKSBURG HOME CENTER, “Mississippi's Largest REPO Dealer!” GUARANTEED Credit Approval! 601-619-1555.


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

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

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.

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

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

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

36. Farms & Acreage 355 ACRES YAZOO County. Hardwood timber track, Cabin, barn, pond, food plot, trophy white tail and turkey. Call Mark 601-946-1745

560 ACRES YAZOO County. Beautiful hardwood timber. Loaded with deer and turkey. 17 planted food plots. Ready to hunt. Call Mark 601-946-1745.

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment 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 Licensed in MS and LA

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

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 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

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 EAGLE LAKE REDUCED $30,000! 3350 Eagle Lake Shore Cypress inside and out. Owner wants to sell, pier boat house, 3 BR, 2 BA. Below appraisal. BETTE PAUL WARNER

601-218-8200 McMillin Real Estate

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 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






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



BIG FOUR BEDROOM! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air, delivery, set-up and tie down included. ONLY $32,995! Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287, 601-619-1555.

The Vicksburg Apartments

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

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

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

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

2004 28x60 THREE bedroom, 2 bath. $29,900. 601941-9116, 601-941-3733.

Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109



2001 DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, extra clean. Delivery, set-up and tie down included. $29,995. 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.


AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Interior or exterior. Quality work, references. 601-2180263.

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

“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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

24. Business Services

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

4 BEDROOM, 2 bath. Formal living/ dining, hardwood floors. Available December 1st.. $1150/ month, 601-831-0066, please leave message.


2 BEDROOM APARTMENT with fireplace and washer/ dryer connections. Available now. Call Cannongate Apartments, 601-6348422.

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

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.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Stop looking, Start living! $0 deposit for November

30. Houses For Rent

3 BEDROOM 1 bath. Nice neighborhood, good school district. $750 monthly, $600 deposit. 601-738-5373.

28. Furnished Apartments


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

1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, or sell $150,000. 721 National Street, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $850. 732-7685743.

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Furnished, utilities/ cable/ internet/ laundry room provided. $900 per month. 601-415-9027 or 601-415-7974.

20. Hunting

Western and English


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.

1995 FORD F150. 4X4, good condition. $2200. 1980 12x80, good condition, asking $1800. 662-347-7295.

CHA Certified Riding Instructor and Trainer

15. Auction

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 7am-11am, 2026 Warrior's Trail, commercial light fixtures (2-8 foot), carpet squares, carpet rolls, air condition duct work, metal studs (20 foot), file cabinets, commodes, lots more. 601634-8089

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

3 CUSION ROSE sofa. Comfortable, good condition $100. Call after 5pm, 601-634-0958.


601-636-0502 Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1996 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER. 4X4, loaded. $3,500. 601-831-6490. FIXER UPPER SALE. 2001 Taurus, jumped timing, $750. 1995 T-Bird, V8, needs transmission bad, $550. 1991 Explorer, blown head gasket, $500. 1995 Buick Century, blown head gasket, $550. 601-831-2000 after 3pm.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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


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


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



S ALES/ R ENTALS Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T H CA OU DIVORCE N G WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm


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Nov. 10, 2011