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JACKSON — A majority of the Mississippi House of Representatives will be Republican for the first time since Reconstruction. Though some counties today were still counting absentee and affidavit ballots in legislative races, Republi-
cans will control at least 62 seats when the Legislature convenes Jan. 3. Totals confirmed this morning show Republican Gene Alday defeated incumbent Democrat John Mayo in House District 25, which covers Coahoma, DeSoto, Tunica counties, putting the GOP over the top for control of the House.
With results in other races still not complete, GOP candidates hold narrow leads in two other districts. In House District 28, which covers Bolivar, Sunflower and Washington counties, Republican Tommy Taylor leads Democrat David Dallas, while in House District See House, Page A7.
Vote count resumes By Danny Barrett Jr.
Counting votes from last Tuesday’s general election continued today from multiple locations inside the Warren County Courthouse as officials tracked two close
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TODAY IN HISTORY 1851: Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale” is first published in the United States. 1889: Inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) sets out to travel around the world in Nellie less than Bly 80 days. (She made the trip in 72 days.) 1944: Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra record “Opus No. 1” for RCA Victor. 1969: Apollo 12 blasts off for the moon.
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Harry McMillin, president of the Storehouse Community Food Pantry’s board, looks at empty shelves at the agency.
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As fall leads into the holiday season, Vicksburg’s Storehouse Community Food Pantry is seeing its shelves getting bare. The agency, which provides food for local individuals and families in need, is in need itself, said Harry McMillin, president of the pantry’s board of directors. “We provide a very basic need for the community, but we’ve been slammed,” McMillin said last week on a sunny post-Election Day morning amid visits See Pantry, Page A7.
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A Vicksburg man who was an avid fisherman died Saturday, “doing what he loved to do,” in the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Madison County. Christopher Scott Ingraham, 50, 436 Tucker Road, was knocked overboard while bass fishing with his wife, said his mother this morning. “All he wanted to do was fish,” said Jerry Ingraham, 79. “He loved every minute of it.” Christopher Ingraham was with his wife, Laurie, in their boat Saturday, in a cove on the Pearl River, said Kathryn Duggins, Laurie Ingraham’s mother. He was backing the boat up when it hit a submerged tree stump and the impact knocked him over and into the water. “He would never wear his life jacket,” Jerry Ingraham said. “His wife always tried to get him to wear it, but he never would. She tried to throw it to him, but he couldn’t catch it.” “It’s been very traumatic,” said Duggins, “(but) he died doing what he loved to do.” Lt. Randy Newell, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, said a crew began searching around 12:45 Saturday afternoon, after Laurie Ingraham called the Reservoir Patrol to report the accident. “We only had one dive team working,” he said. “We could only keep divers in the water 10 minutes at a time. They were coming up shaking, shivering from the cold.” See Accident, Page A7.
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races for tax collector and chancery clerk. County government buildings were closed Friday for Veterans Day, and vote counts were suspended until today.
No deficit plan as clock ticks on supercommittee By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite prodding from President Barack Obama, members of Congress’ supercommittee concede no deal is in sight to meet their goal of $1.2 trillion or more in deficit savings over the next decade. Instead, with only 10 days remaining until a Nov. 23 deadline, the panel is divided
along partisan lines and Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said Sunday the six committee members of his own party “have not coalesced around a plan.” Despite the difficulties, Clyburn and Republicans on the deficit panel all said they haven’t given up hope. “But if this was easy, the president of the United States and the speaker of the
House would have gotten it done themselves,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the GOP chairman of the committee. Obama mentioned his own unsuccessful negotiations with Speaker John Boehner in passing at a news conference in Hawaii on Sunday where he urged the members of the committee to show more flexibility. “It feels as
if people continue to try to stick with their rigid positions rather than solve the problem,” he said. Despite some concessions, the two sides remain divided over the same basic issues that thwarted earlier deficit reduction efforts — finding a mutually agreeable blend of tax increases and cuts in the largest government benefit programs.
Democrats on the supercommittee say they are willing to make significant reductions in programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid only after Republicans agree to higher tax revenue, including a larger bite out of the income of the wealthy. Republicans say that the See Debt, Page A7.
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N.O. voters to weigh in on railroad revamp NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans voters will get a chance Saturday to weigh in on efforts to tighten oversight at the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, a onceobscure agency that was thrust into the spotlight as a result of misconduct by its top administrator. A City Charter amendment on the ballot would shrink the railroad commission from 16 members serving 16-year terms to nine members with four-year terms, plus the mayor. It would also allow people who live outside New Orleans to serve. Public Belt rail lines traverse Orleans and Jefferson parishes and include the Huey P. Long Bridge. The ballot proposal reflects changes authorized this year by the Legislature.
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Arrest made in theft of cooler on Culkin A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail charged with burglary-home invasion in the theft of a cooler full of change over the weekend, said Sheriff Martin Pace. Michael Todd Nevels, 27, 365 Muirhead Road, was arrested Sunday at 10 p.m. at his home, Pace said. Nevels is related to the victim, who reported the burglary early Saturday morning, the sheriff said. Deputies recovered about $39 of the money reported stolen, plus one of two silver certificates, a collector’s item, that had been in the ice chest, which also was recovered on the side of the road along Lampkin Mountain Road. Nevels was being held without bond pending an initial appearance in Warren County Justice Court this morning.
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‘67 Nash Metro missing in county An antique car was reported stolen from a pasture in the 8500 block of Halls Ferry Road, where it had been left during a longterm restoration project, said Sheriff Martin Pace. The 1967 yellow and white Nash Metropolitan, no value given, was noticed missing Sunday afternoon, Pace said. It had been stored in the field for about eight years, he said. Also, two utility trailers were reported stolen in the county over the weekend, he said. Friday, a 5-foot by 10-foot trailer, no brand-name provided, valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from a yard in the 9000 block of Halls
Ferry Road. Sunday, a 5-foot by 12-foot Eastman trailer valued at $1,300 was reported stolen from a yard in the 200 block of Fonsylvania Road.
Vicksburg man jailed on weapons charge A Vicksburg man was in Warren County Jail this morning on a weapons charge, jail records show. Timothy Washington, 30, 107 Greenview Drive, was arrested at 55 Ironwood Drive at 7:32 a.m. and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was held without bond pending an initial appearance in Warren County Justice Court.
TVs, cameras, guns among missing items Electronics and weapons
were reported missing in three burglaries in the city between Thursday night and Sunday morning, Vicksburg police reports show. • A 32-inch Sanyo flat screen TV was reported missing at 5:47 a.m. Sunday from T&A Tax Service, 1905 Mission 66, Ste. 7. The TV was valued at $300, a report showed. • An HP laptop, a Canon digital camera, a Kodak digital camera, an iPod and assorted jewelry were reported missing at 10:08 p.m. Friday from a home in the 100 block of Stillwater Drive. The combined value of the items was $1,840. • A .22 caliber Ruger, a 12-gauge shotgun and a 42-inch Phillips flat screen TV were reported missing from a home in the 2600 block of Oak Street. The combined value of the items was $875.
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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting; 2, card games. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. CASA Volunteer Recruitment — Meeting, 5 p.m. Wednesday; Vicksburg CAP Center, 3527 Manor Drive, Suite F; 601-634-0557.
Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Job opportunities for VHA residents only; Manney Murphy, 601638-1661 or 601-738-8140. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. River Region Healthy Woman — Noon Thursday; healthy eating and exercise for the holiday season; reservations required for lunch; Leigh White, 601-883-6118; speakers: Gwen Robinson and Francine Nosser, River Region dieticians, and Linda Fondren, owner of Shape Up Sisters; 3215 Plaza Drive. Poverty Point — Nature night hike, 6 p.m. Saturday; fees waived for those arriving after 5; East Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577; 1-888-926-5492. Christmas Open House — 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 27; downtown merchants.
Churches Temple of Empowerment — Pre-Thanksgiving worship, 7 p.m., Tuesday; the Revs. James Archer and Joe Moseley; 707 Pierce St.; 4302 Fisher Ferry Road. Spiritual Education of Youth — 4:30-5:30 p.m. second, third and fourth Tuesdays; program open to all religions, free for ages 6-14; Christ Church Sunday School Building, two doors down from church, 1109 Main St.; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; youth. firstname.lastname@example.org; parents welcome.
CLUBs Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 2572 — Meeting, 6 tonight; 1918 Washington St. NAACP — Executive board, 6 tonight; regular members, 7; 923 Walnut St.; Freedom Fund Celebration planning. Vicksburg Genealogical Society — 6 tonight, Goldie’s
Bar-B-Que. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Jason Martinez, Sports Center, speaker. Openwood Garden Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday; 109 Windy Lake Circle. Lions Club — Noon Wednesday; the Rev. Tim Brown, First Presbyterian Church, speaker; Toney’s. Lake Washington Foundation — Christmas Tea, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 4; Linden on the Lake, 1262 Lake Washington Road East, Glen Allan; tickets $10; Lynn Robinson, 662-8226868, or Barbara Linden, 662873-1236. Warren Central High School NJROTC — Booster meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; NJROTC building. Vicksburg Optimist Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Malcolm Keown, past lieutenant governor, installing new officers; Toney’s.
NEW ORLEANS — Amid the well-recognized names sprinkled among the campaign finance reports of a candidate for a New Orleansbased seat on the state education board, one name is conspicuous by its absence: Bobby Jindal. Louisiana’s governor hasn’t made an endorsement in the runoff between incumbent Louella Givens and challenger Kira Orange Jones, nor has he made a campaign contribution to either candidate. There are runoffs in three Board of Elementary and Secondary Education races Saturday. Jindal has endorsed, and his campaign fund has donated money, in only one. But it’s the New Orleans race that’s drawn the most attention. Jones’ high-profile donors include New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, author Walter Isaacson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Man, 56, dies in Metairie fire METAIRIE — An early morning fire in Metairie killed a 56-year-old man. The fire broke out around 4 this morning in the second story of a home. The neighbors told the television station that unsuccessful attempts were made to get inside the home and help the man before firefighters arrived and kicked in the door.
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Violence has settled down at club where USM players shot HATTIESBURG (AP) — Things have “settled down” at Remington’s Hunt Club, where three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot one year ago, officials said. Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Lt. Eric Proulx said that while officers are still dispatched to the club,
callers now reference minor issues that don’t compare to previous violent episodes. “That’s expected with any nightclub,” he said. Police statistics also show that the number of calls to the club has decreased. Officers have been called to the club 85 times during the first 10 months of this year,
compared to 151 calls during the same period last year. In the early morning hours of Nov. 14, 2010, Southern Miss football players Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones were injured in a shooting in the club’s parking lot. Green and Jones are back on the football team this year. Smith, who has graduated, is
paralyzed from the waist down. Travis Brown was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault. His case has not yet gone to trial. Proulx said police still closely monitor activity at the club in hopes of quelling a relapse of the violent behavior that led to the club’s forced closure in March.
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Hunters find human skull, leg bones in Bassfield; no foul play suspected BASSFIELD — A hunting trip took a gruesome turn when a human skull and bones were found in woods in Bassfield. Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Roger Speed said hunters located the remains Saturday. The skull and two leg bones were found around 10 a.m. Speed said the remains might belong to a person who went missing three or four years ago, but dental records would have to confirm identity. The State Crime Lab is also investigating. Authorities do not suspect foul play and said more information will be available after an autopsy.
Inmate kills himself at Itawamba jail FULTON — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Itawamba County Jail. Brad Phillip Craig, 40, of Toledo, Ohio, was found by officers at his cell at 6:57 p.m. Friday.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sheriff Chris Dickinson said Craig committed suicide by hanging himself with a bed sheet. Craig was arrested on a grand larceny charge in September. Dickinson said Craig’s body will be sent to Jackson, Miss., for an autopsy, since he was an inmate who died while in custody.
Flora man found dead on street in Jackson JACKSON — Jackson police are looking for a person of interest in the city’s latest homicide. Police department spokeswoman Colendula Green said 26-year-old Laquan Rogers of Flora was found lying in the
street in west Jackson with a gunshot wound to the side of his face at 1:55 p.m. Saturday. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Rogers was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. Green said Rogers’ death is Jackson’s 46th homicide this year. Police have not released a motive or the name of a suspect, but Green said Sunday they have identified a person of interest.
court-ordered closure, echoed Proulx’s recall of recent incidents. “They have the usual, bartype incidents, but I haven’t heard of any violence or anything close to the level of what was going on before,” she said. “I think it’s settled down a whole lot from where it was last year.”
Orleans warehouse space overstocked with metals
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Lincoln, above, is walked by owner Valorie Rogers Ott, and Ellen Lackey, right carries her dog Worf at the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser in Oxford Sunday.
“The incidents have not escalated to the point where we’ve had to take action thus far,” Proulx said of the club since its April reopening. “It’s a question of whether the amount of danger to the general public is increasing beyond the usual scope.” District Attorney Patricia Burchell, who pushed for the
Over the past 13 years, port NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Long-vacant New Orleans officials said, the business has warehouses are bursting with been an excellent addition for metals such as copper, lead, the Port of New Orleans because demand for aluminum Mine operators can’t metals storand zinc as entirely shut down age climbs manufacturthe econing slows down production in a lackluster when omy is slow, with the economy. This has economy, so they ship and imports of goods, touched off a unprocessed metal such other like coffee, fall rare scramble for specialized as copper cathodes and off. Wi t h t h e warehouses in aluminum T-bars to global ecocertain parts of the metro warehouses in free trade nomic slump for area. zones in ports around continuing longer than In 1998, New Orleans the world, to sit without anyone imagined, metals became one import duties until a not needed for of a limited n u m b e r o f manufacturer needs them. manufacturing are piling up cities around in the 53 New the world designated by the London Metal Orleans-area warehouses cerExchange as sites to hold tified with the exchange. Kevin Kelly, owner of Port metals until manufacturers are Cargo Service, a metals wareready to use them. Mine operators can’t entirely housing business, said it may shut down production in a take years to run down suplackluster economy, so they plies and the city is running out ship unprocessed metal such of suitable warehouse space. Others disagree. Michael as copper cathodes and aluminum T-bars to warehouses Whelan, vice president of in free trade zones in ports business development in New around the world, to sit with- Orleans at Metro International out import duties until a manu- Trade Services, a subsidiary of the Goldman Sachs investment facturer needs them. The exchange said New bank and the largest wareOrleans is now its second- house operator on the London largest U.S. site, behind only Metal Exchange, said that the Detroit, and with more copper, metals business is robust right zinc and steel in storage than now, but there’s no crisis in any other place in the country. warehousing.
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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 T. William Smith and Edna Smith are married in Tallulah. • The steamer Ike Bonham leaves for the Yazoo River. • Capt. Jack Groome is elected city marshal to succeed the late W.L. Hammett.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Z.E. Gamlin purchases the property at Magnolia and Washington streets. • The will of the late Patrick Madden is probated. The estate is valued at $15,000. • W.H. Shields of Natchez is visiting friends here.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Nannie Stephenson returns from a pleasant trip to Nitta Yuma. • Bishop Van de Van of Alexandria, La., is a guest of Father Malin. • Mrs. A.B. Root is visiting her son in Gulfport.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Funeral services are held for Hattie Mayer. • S.S. Ellis, carpenter, is found dead in his home. • Henry Reeves begins work on the Loraine Apartment House.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Vicksburg banks will distribute $200,000 in Christmas Club checks. • Marion Brooks and Shirley Peck are married.• Mrs. Maude Bates of Liberty is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. W.R. Lominick.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Davis and three daughters return from a visit to Birmingham. • Mr. and Mrs. John Schaffer return from Galveston to again make their home in Vicksburg. • George Williamson, president of First National Bank and Trust Company, dies suddenly.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951
Jean Peterson and David Wayne star in “As Young As You Feel” at the Joy Theatre. • Maj. W.B. Tanner is home on leave visiting his family.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Diggs announce the birth of a son. • Frank Mansell is named to the Phi Beta Kappa national honorary scholastic fraternity of Davidson College. • James Flint is killed near Satartia when his transport truck collides with a pickup.
Don’t apply wrong solutions Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains the most prosperous and upwardly mobile nation in history. We should closely examine places alluded to as models for us to emulate, such as China, which has surged economically in recent years. Consider Michael Levy, who, after serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, told National Public Radio: “Imagine that there’s a country exactly like the United States. Exactly the same size. It’s got the same cities. It’s got the same number of rich people and poor people. It’s just like us. And now add 1 billion peasants. That’s China.” What’s it like to be a poor Chinese peasant? The World Bank and United Nations say about 682 million Chinese, more people
than live in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom combined, live on less than $2 a day. And that favorite yardstick of progressives — the gap between rich and poor — is widening. Then there’s Europe, where, despite its share-the-wealth socialist policies, it has lagged behind the U.S. Even while U.S. economic growth has disappointed over the last decade, it’s still noticeably better than Europe’s, according to David Leonhardt, New York Times Economic Scene columnist. Now Europe’s “have” nations, such as Germany, are running out of patience with “have-nots,” epitomized by Greece, who have relied on bailouts from the more prosperous states. The U.S. economy for two centuries has bounced back from recessions and even the Great Depression, and not because it adopted foreign solutions but because it hewed to time-tested tenets of free enterprise and capitalism. When the U.S. occasionally turned leftward, it increased rather than lessened grief. New
40 YEARS AGO: 1971
Deal public-sector jobs displaced or destroyed private jobs and slowed recovery. Protectionist tariffs benefited a few, select groups but made goods more expensive for the vast majority and eliminated countless jobs. Increased taxes drove investment capital to tax shelters or, worse, overseas. Even apparent benevolence, such as extending 26 weeks of unemployment insurance to 99 weeks, harmed the economy and increased the unemployment rate by 0.5 percentage points to 1.5 percentage points, according to the Heritage Foundation. Although the poor always will be with us, in America they don’t necessarily look like Dickens’ ragamuffins. Economist Thomas Sowell reminds, “Their low incomes are as transient as the higher incomes of ‘the rich.’ Most of the people in the bottom 20 percent in income end up in the top half of the income distribution in later years.” Policy setters should remember that economic mobility is only harmed by government “help.”
The annual community Thanksgiving service is scheduled at Crawford Street Methodist Church. • Wade Clifton dies.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lanier announce the birth of a daughter, Chelsea Marie, on Nov. 12. • Donna Franco of Vicksburg is a new member of the Cardinal Key Honor Society at Mississippi State University.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Gov. Ray Mabus declares a state of emergency in Warren and three other counties after violent winds destroy homes and cause chaos.
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Louise Fortner McDuff dies in Tallulah. • Eugene Bell, Rolling Fork’s chief of police, resigns to take a position in the Northwest. • An intense meteor shower, part of the Leonid shower predicted by astronomers, lights up area skies at a rate of 20 to 30 per minute.
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Prison crowding remedies taking hold around state JACKSON — Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps will save the state about $10.2 million a year with the closing of the privately run prison in Leflore County. “I think I made the right decision,” Epps said this past week after the closing was announced. The Delta Correctional Facility closed Oct. 9, 2002. Then-Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said the state would shut down the prison, citing a lack of funding due to his veto of the Mississippi Department of Corrections budget for private prisons. A state judge later ruled the veto unconstitutional. At that time, the private prison housed more than 800 inmates and employed 200 workers. Musgrove, a Democrat, said Delta Correctional was closed because the state had too many prison beds and its resources needed to go to education and jobs. “Philosophically, I don’t believe in creating jobs based on having people commit more crimes,” Musgrove said. “That is not the direction we should take in our state.”
Presently, the state has 21,500 inmates, but some facilities are operating well below capacity. JACK
In March 2003, Musgrove signed a bill transferring part of the Delta Correctional facility to Leflore County, which needed a new local jail. Republican Haley Barbour made it a political issue during the 2003 gubernatorial election, vowing to reopen the prison if he beat Musgrove. Barbour defeated Musgrove and the prison reopened in April 2004, less than three months after Barbour took office. “I am eager to bring valued jobs and economic growth back to the Delta,” Barbour said. Epps said the prison system can easily absorb the 900 inmates from
the prison. The situation marks a turnaround for Mississippi’s corrections system, which found itself woefully crowded in the decades of the 1990s and 2000s. Epps worked with Barbour to enact laws removing the cap on meritorious earned time for inmates. The amount of time an inmate could shave off a sentence through prison jobs or education courses was capped at 180 days. Without the cap, an inmate can continue to earn 10 days a month. Another law removed the oneyear limitation on placing certain drug offenders on house arrest.
In 2008, Barbour signed a bill that made thousands of inmates eligible to be considered for parole. The parole eligibility law allows nonviolent offenders convicted after June 30, 1995, to be eligible for parole after serving a portion of their time. The bill also covers nonviolent offenders convicted of possessing small amounts of drugs. While some skeptics believed the laws would have little impact, there are visible results. Epps was able to close the 1,172-bed facility in Leflore County with plans to have the inmates cleared out by early January. Certainly, Epps has taken other steps such as the release of 89 terminally ill prisoners in October to chip away at the system’s inmate numbers. Presently, the state has 21,500 inmates, but some facilities are operating well below capacity. For instance, the 15 regional jails are holding about 1,000 fewer inmates than their combined authorized capacity. As of this past Friday, Epps said he had more than 4,000 open beds
in state facilities, community work centers and regional and private prisons. With the closing of the Delta prison, Epps said MDOC “has saved the state a lot of money.” “They (inmates) are going to my beds so all I will be paying is for food, clothing and medical expenses,” he said. Epps said the decision to close down the Leflore County operation was a mutual decision with Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America. Mississippi law requires inmate costs to be 10 percent less at a privately run prison than at a state-run prison. Epps said the state’s cost per day for taking care of inmates was $34.61 for medium-custody beds. By state law, Epps said CCA had to accept a rate of 10 percent less, or about $31.15 per inmate, per day. “They said they couldn’t make it on that,” Epps said. •
Jack Elliott Jr. covers Mississippi for The Associated Press
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Muslims angry over spying say, ‘Don’t call NYPD’ NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with a decade of the police spying on the innocuous details of the daily lives of Muslims, activists in New York are discouraging people from going directly to the police with their concerns about terrorism, a campaign that is certain to further strain relations between the two groups. Muslim community leaders are openly teaching people how to identify police informants, encouraging them to always talk to a lawyer before speaking with the authorities and reminding people already working with law enforcement that they have the right to change their minds. Some members of the community have planned a demonstration for next week. Some government officials point to this type of outreach as proof that Muslims aren’t cooperating in the fight against terrorism, justifying the aggressive spy tactics, while many in the Muslim community view it as a way to protect themselves from getting snared in a secret police effort to catch terrorists. As a result, one of America’s largest Muslim commu-
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Joseph Ramagli, left, and Robin Gordon-Leavitt, law students at the City University of New York, teach Muslims in Brooklyn how to identify a police informant. nities — in a city that’s been attacked twice and targeted more than a dozen times — is caught in a downward spiral of distrust with the nation’s
largest police department: The New York City Police Department spies on Muslims, which makes them less likely to trust police. That reinforces the
belief that the community is secretive and insular, a belief that current and former NYPD officials have said was one of the key reasons for spying in
Future of diabetes
1 in 10 adults could have disease by 2030 GENEVA (AP) — The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics. In a report issued today, the advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have diabetes in two decades’ time based on factors like aging and demographic changes. Currently, the group said that about one adult in 13 has diabetes. The figure includes both types of diabetes as well as cases that are undiagnosed. The group expects the number of cases to jump
According to the World Health Organization, there are about 346 million people worldwide with diabetes, with more than 80 percent of deaths occurring in developing countries. by 90 percent even in Africa, where infectious diseases have previously been the top killer. Without including the impact of increasing obesity, the International Diabetes Federation said its figures were conservative. According to the World Health Organization, there are about 346 million people worldwide with diabetes,
with more than 80 percent of deaths occurring in developing countries. The agency projects diabetes deaths will double by 2030 and said the International Diabetes Federation’s prediction was possible. “It’s a credible figure,” said Gojka Roglic, head of WHO’s diabetes unit. “But whether or not it’s correct, we can’t
say.” Roglic said the projected future rise in diabetes cases was because of aging rather than the obesity epidemic. Most cases of diabetes are Type 2, the kind that mainly hits people in middle age, and is linked to weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle. Roglic said a substantial number of future diabetes cases were preventable. “It’s worrying because these people will have an illness which is serious, debilitating, and shortens their lives,” she said. “But it doesn’t have to happen if we take the right interventions.”
the first place. The outreach campaign follows an Associated Press investigation that revealed the NYPD had dispatched plainclothes officers to eavesdrop in Muslim communities, often without any evidence of wrongdoing. Restaurants serving Muslims were identified and photographed. Hundreds of mosques were investigated, and dozens were infiltrated. Police used the information to build ethnic databases on daily life inside Muslim neighborhoods. Many of these programs were developed with the help of the CIA. At a recent “Know Your Rights” session for Brooklyn College students, someone asked why Muslims who don’t have anything to hide should avoid talking to police. “Most of the time it’s a fishing expedition,” answered Ramzi Kassem, a law professor at the City University of New York. “So the safest thing you can do for yourself, your family and for your community, is not to answer.” New York Republican Rep. Peter King said this kind of reaction from the Muslim com-
munity is “disgraceful.” Muslim groups have previously organized educational programs around the country describing a person’s legal rights, such as when they must present identification to a police officer and when they can refuse to answer police questions. A California chapter of a national Muslim organization produced a poster that warned Muslims not to talk to the FBI. The national organization ultimately asked the California branch to take down the poster. In New York, the AP stories about the NYPD and internal police documents have outraged some Muslims and provided evidence of tactics that they suspected were being used to watch them all along. These disclosures have intensified the outreach campaigns in New York. A recently distributed brochure from the City University of New York Law School warns people to be wary when confronted by someone who advocates violence against the U.S., discusses terror organizations, is overly generous or is aggressive in their interactions.
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Airline fined $900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Transportation said today it has fined a regional affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping hundreds of passengers cooped up for hours on planes in Chicago earlier this year, a clear warning to airlines on the eve of the holiday travel season that similar incidents
won’t be tolerated. American Eagle Airlines had tarmac delays of more than three hours on 15 flights arriving at O’Hare International Airport on May 29, the department said in a statement. A total of 608 passengers were aboard the delayed flights. The airline must pay $650,000 of the fine within 30 days, the
department said. But up to $250,000 can be credited for refunds, vouchers, and frequent flier mile awards provided to the passengers on the 15 flights, as well as to passengers on future flights that violate the three-hour rule, the department said. The department implemented a new rule in April
2010 limiting tarmac delays on domestic flights to three hours. After that, airlines must either return to a gate or provide passengers who wish to leave planes with some other means of safely getting off. Airlines that violate the rule can be fined as much as $27,500 per passenger. The rule has since been
Occupy Wall Street
Police drive hundreds from Portland plaza OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police drove hundreds of antiWall Street demonstrators from weeks-old encampments in Portland and arrested more than 50 of them, as hundreds of officers in Oakland, Calif., gathered before dawn today for what looked to be a similar crackdown. Tension in Oakland has been building since Sunday night when police issued a fourth cease and desist order telling demonstrators they couldn’t camp in the plaza. The order said the protesters faced immediate arrest. Helmet-wearing officers from Oakland and several other San Francisco Bay area cities encircled the encampment at about 4:30 a.m. Some held long sticks while others clutched white zip-ties. Portland police moved in shortly before noon Sunday and forced protesters into the street after dozens remained in the camp in defiance of city officials. Mayor Sam Adams had ordered that the camp shut down Saturday at midnight, citing unhealthy conditions and the encampment’s attraction of drug-users and thieves. More than 50 protesters were arrested in the police action, but officers did not use tear gas, rubber bullets or other so-called nonlethal weapons, police said. After the police raid, the number of demonstrators swelled throughout the afternoon. By early evening, dozens of officers brandishing night-
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A protester gives the peace sign as he is taken to an ambulance after being arrested at the Occupy Portland camp. sticks stood shoulder-to-shoulder to hold the protesters back. Authorities retreated and protesters broke the standoff by marching through the streets. Demonstrators regrouped several blocks away, where they broke into small groups to discuss their future. The Oregonian reported that numbers began to thin out by midevening. Warnings from Oakland authorities were similar to those issued before officers raided the encampment on Oct. 25 with tear gas and beanbag projectiles. More than 80
people were arrested. A day later, Mayor Jean Quan allowed protesters to reclaim the disbanded site after facing criticism for her handling of the city’s response, as protesters highlighted that an Iraq War veteran had suffered a serious head injury during the police raid. On Sunday, friends confirmed that the veteran, Scott Olsen, has been released from the hospital. Olsen, who suffered a skull fracture, became a rallying point for protesters nationwide. Dottie Guy of Iraq Veterans
Against the War said Sunday Olsen was released last week. He can now read and write, but still has trouble talking, she added. The camp has grown substantially since the Oct. 25 raid, although city officials said on Sunday the number of tents has dropped by about 30 to 150 since Nov. 8. Officials across the country have been urging an end to similar gatherings in the wake of three deaths in different cities, including two by gunfire.
Stocks dip; retailers’ earnings weaker NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street today as retailers report lower results. JC Penney Co. fell 1 percent after reporting a quarterly loss. The department store operator said its results were weighed down by restructur-
On A8 Europe gears up for policy, government changes ing costs. It lowered its earnings outlook for the rest of the year.
Asia-Pacific free trade is vital to recovery, APEC leaders say KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Opening markets to freer trade is crucial to a lasting global economic recovery, Asia-Pacific leaders agreed Sunday as they wrapped up a summit that produced tangible progress toward a U.S.backed regional trade bloc. The plan to forge a Pacific free trade area got a big boost Sunday when leaders of Canada and Mexico joined Japan in expressing support for a deal that has received a cool reception from rising power China. The news was a coup for President Barack Obama, who made progress on the pact one of his top priorities for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, held in his home state of Hawaii. It comes after Japan, the world’s
On B5 Obama opts out of shirt tradition No. 3 economy, said Friday it wants to join the nine nations already involved in talks on what has been dubbed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In their summit declaration, leaders of the 21-member APEC said the region is now the vanguard for global growth thanks to previous progress in forging closer economic ties and free trade. The meeting at a time of uncertainty for the world economy has strengthened the group’s commitment to cooperation, the statement said.
IBM Corp. is up 1 percent after the investor Warren Buffett said his firm has been buying the company’s stock this year. The purchases have given Berkshire Hathaway Inc. a 5 percent stake in IBM. Thirty minutes after the opening bell, the Dow Jones
industrial average is down 33 points to 12,116. Boeing Co. gained 2.8 percent, leading the Dow. The S&P 500 index is down 8, or 0.6 percent, to 1,256. The Nasdaq composite is down 8, or 0.3 percent, to 2,670.
extended to international flight delays, which are capped at four hours. “We put the tarmac rule in place to protect passengers, and we take any violation very seriously,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “We will work to ensure that airlines and airports coordinate their
resources and plans to avoid keeping passengers delayed on the tarmac.” American Eagle blamed the delays on airport congestion caused by a slow-moving weather system. The airline said it has apologized to passengers and provided either travel vouchers or frequent flier program mileage credit.
Report: Problems persist with Medicare contractors hired to identify fraud MIAMI (AP) — Contractors tions were initiated by contracpaid tens of millions of tax- tors. Investigators examined payer dollars to detect fraudu- two contractors in charge of lent Medicare claims are using fraud hot spots in Florida and inaccurate and inconsistent Texas during a nine-month data that makes it extremely period. Contractors also used differdifficult to catch bogus bills submitted by crooks, accord- ent types of data, some of which ing to an inspector general’s were inaccurate. That makes it impossible to report released The same issues were determine if today. Medicare’s identified 10 years ago the contractors are effeccontractor by inspector general tive, leadsystem has morphed into investigators, and dozens ing critics to question a complicated of reports in the past how it’s poslabyrinth, with one set of condecade also have found sible to adequately monitractors paying claims and problems. In 2001, acting tor them. The same another comb- Inspector General Michael issues were ing through Mangano testified that identified 10 those claims in an effort to the Centers for Medicare ye a r s ag o by inspecstop an esti& Medicaid Services tor general mated $60 billion a year in wasn’t doing a good job investigators, and dozens of fraud. The U.S. of holding contractors reports in the Department past decade of Health and accountable. a l s o h ave Human Serfound probvices inspector general’s report — obtained by lems. In 2001, acting InspecThe Associated Press before tor General Michael Mangano its official release — found testified that the Centers for repeated problems among the Medicare & Medicaid Services fraud contractors over a decade wasn’t doing a good job of holdand systemic failures by federal ing contractors accountable. “The issues we identified have health officials to adequately been problematic for some time supervise them. Investigators found that and present a serious obstahealth officials did not consis- cle” to overseeing the contractently evaluate key measures tors, Inspector General Daniel such as how many investiga- R. Levinson wrote.
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Pantry Continued from Page A1. from at least 15 more families seeking help. “We are having to serve more and more people, and many of them haven’t been here before.” The food pantry gave food to about 3,400 people in all of 2010, but had nearly reached that number in just the first eight months of 2011, he said, hitting 3,270 at the end of August. Some of the increase was due to flood victims needing help earlier, in May and June, but for others it’s because they have lost a job, had hours cut, weathered an expensive illness, been through a house fire or fled an abuser. The pantry needs to replenish supplies of nonperishable food items — rice, beans, crackers and peanut butter, canned meats and meals such as chili and ravioli, coffee, sugar, flour and other staples. They love donations of canned fruit. They’ll even take venison — and cash. “If we run out of something, we have to go buy it,” McMillin pointed out. The pantry’s volunteers have spent $23,000 in 2011 to purchase food — more than $6,000 in September alone, he said. They also need more permanent sources of help — committed sponsors such as churches or businesses that will be regular contributors of food and funds. McMillin said the food pantry benefits from two major fund drives a year, one in May sponsored by local postal workers and the other, held each November by the Vicksburg Warren School District, that he hopes will bring in much-needed stores in a couple of weeks. A number of local churches are already sponsors, includ-
ing Crawford Street United Methodist, which also donates the space and pays the pantry’s utilities, he said. Some of the city’s casinos have also been generous in their support, but more is needed. “We know that many of Vicksburg’s churches have their own programs, but we could use more churches helping us,” McMillin said. “We could use more individuals helping.” Tyson Foods has donated thousands of pounds of frozen chicken tenders, which the volunteers sort into freezer bags for distribution, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced another Tyson donation last week. The Storehouse Food Pantry was established by a group of volunteers in 2002 and for many years operated out of the basement of the old convent at Adams and Crawford streets in the Southern Cultural Heritage Center complex. Earlier this year, it moved to an auxiliary building on the grounds of Crawford Street United Methodist at 907 South St. The pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Those who seek help are questioned about their situation and asked to show a photo ID and a Social Security card for each member of the family. Pantry rules limit the number of times a family can be helped to three, and the visits must be at least 30 days apart, he said. “We do due diligence to try to be sure the person we are helping has a bona fide need and is not just looking for a handout,” McMillin said. “But the needs really are great. Some cases will move you to tears. They just break your heart.”
Count Deputy circuit clerks this morning picked up where they left off, from inside the chancery courtroom, totaling the balance of 121 absentee ballots cast in the Culkin precinct. Officials had tallied about a third of Culkin by Thursday evening. After the noon hour, counting was to be moved back to county court. Trials scheduled in circuit court prevented the clerks from using the space near their office that is the traditional election night gathering place for candidates to watch votes arrive. Absentee ballots from 11 of Warren County’s 22 precincts totaled through Thursday show 86 votes separate Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-
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Jones and Republican challenger Patty Mekus — a 15-vote swing for Mekus. At the end of Thursday’s counting, Flaggs-Jones had 7,317 votes to Mekus’ 7,231. In the chancery race, Republican Donna Farris Hardy led Democrat Walter Osborne by 436 votes — 6,645 to 6,209. Hardy has gained 22 votes in the absentee count. So far, absentees from the Redwood, Bovina, Auditorium, 3-61, St. Aloysius, Cedar Grove, Brunswick, Kings, YMCA, Plumbers and Pipefitters, and Oak Ridge precincts have been counted. Reprinted ballots received in October to include the economic impact of three constitutional initiatives arrived without scannable codes on
them, which has forced a long-hand tally. Going through each requires that a deputy clerk read the voter’s choice in each of 26 races and the three initiatives on Tuesday’s ballot. Counts of affidavit ballots continued today by the Election Commission. Those ballots, cast most often by residents whose addresses can’t be verified at polling places, can be scanned into the main processing computer at the courthouse. Unofficial results showed 47.6 percent of Warren County’s 30,898 registered voters cast ballots at the polls Tuesday, up from 36 percent from 2007.
Accident Continued from Page A1. Water temperature was about 50 degrees, he said. Divers went back out Sunday, recovering Ingraham’s body at 10:22 a.m. Agents took Ingraham’s wife on the lake to get a better idea of where her husband fell overboard, marked the spot with a buoy and used sonar to locate his body. “We had five different dive crews today,” Newell said Sunday. “The air temperature was warmer, so we were able to get there and switch divers in and out. And this morning we had a more precise location.” More than 50 people assisted in the search, said reservoir patrol Chief Perry Waggener, including officers from the reservoir patrol, wildlife and fisheries, emergency response teams from
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Continued from Page A1. There has been little, if any, indication of progress in the talks since then. But Hensarling seemed to suggest Sunday that the two parties could find a way around the fast-approaching Thanksgiving deadline. “There could be a two-step process that would hopefully give us pro-growth tax reform, which by the way, every other bipartisan effort that has said that some revenues have to be raised in this method,” he told CNN in an interview. “That is again broaden the base, historically this is how we both produce jobs and more revenues for the government.”
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Debt soaring deficits result from too much spending, and not from a shortage of revenue to the Treasury, and tax increases would crimp job creation. GOP members on the panel offered last week to raise taxes by $250 billion over a decade as part of an overhaul of the tax code that simultaneously would cut the top rate from 35 percent to 28 percent. Democrats swiftly rejected that as a tax cut for the wealthy in disguise, and separately jettisoned an earlier proposal that would have slowed the growth in cost of living increases under Social Security.
105, which covers Forrest, George, Greene, Perry and Wayne counties, Republican Dennis DeBar leads Democrat Dale Kimble and independent Latricia Cornelson. Republican officials expect to win those two seats, giving the party 64 votes. Assuming all their leads hold, Republicans will post a net gain of nine seats in Tuesday’s general election and one through a party switch. Rep. Donnie Bell of Fulton jumped to the GOP Friday. Three Republican incumbents lost in the Nov. 8 elec-
Madison and Rankin counties and Lake Harbor, Reservoir, Ridgeland, Madison and Langford fire departments, and medical personnel from American Medical Response. Ingraham’s body was sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy, but pending the results the death is being classified as accidental, Waggener said. Boating regulations require adults to have life vests readily available while on the water, but only children aged 12 and under are required to wear them. “We wish people would wear them,” said Newell. “They save lives for sure.” Christopher Ingraham was born in Dayton, Ohio, and the family moved to Vicksburg in the 1970s, his mother said. He attended Warren Central
tion, cutting into the potential majority. The Republican caucus was scheduled to meet later today to choose its nominee for speaker, a post last held by a party member nearly 140 years ago. Announced GOP candidates for speaker are Jeff Smith of Columbus, Mark Formby of Picayune, Herb Frierson of Poplarville, Philip Gunn of Clinton, whose district covers part of Warren County, and John Moore of Brandon. The House will select a new speaker when it first meets. Democrat Billy
High School for a time before they relocated to Florida. He had a technical degree from a Florida junior college and was employed as a quality engineer at Siemens in Jackson, Duggins said. Ingraham had previously been lead technician for the boosters on the space shuttle, she said, and had worked at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral for 26 years. He was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church. In addition to his wife and mother, Ingraham leaves a son, Bo Harmon of Atlanta, a daughter, Mandy Bartlett of Hawthorne, Fla., and a grandson. Services are being handled by Riles Funeral Home. •
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
McCoy, who has held the job the past two terms, did not seek re-election to his House seat. The GOP victory in the House gives the party control of both houses of the Legislature. Last week, Republicans held on to the governor’s office with the election of Phil Bryant to succeed the term-limited Haley Barbour. Republicans also hold all but one major statewide elected office — Attorney General Jim Hood is a Democrat.
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Willard L. Magee TYLERTOWN — Willard L. Magee died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Covington County Hospital in Collins. He was 93. Mr. Magee was a member of Brandon Bay United Methodist Church of Tylertown, and was a retired educator and farmer. He worked for 37 years with the Walthall County School District, and was a lifelong member of the Walthall County Chapter of Alcorn State University Alumni. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Bertha Bullock Magee; his wife of 53 years, Vonnie V. Fortenberry Magee; a daughter, Lois Magee Anderson; and three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by four daughters, Agnes Magee Lyles and Faye Magee Thompson, both of Vicksburg, Dorothy Magee Sellers of Columbia and Cynthia Magee of Tylertown; two sons, Lester Magee of Vicksburg and Larry Magee of
Tylertown; a brother, Shedrow Magee of Tylertown; 21 grandchildren; 38 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat granddaughter; and nieces, nephews and friends. Services will be at noon Thursday at Brandon Bay United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andre Tillman officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ginn Funeral Home in Tylertown. Pallbearers will be Reginald Thompson, Brian Sellers, Frederick Anderson, Rodney Thompson, Jeffery Anderson, Frank Anderson Jr., Justin Sellers and Brenton Abrams.
Howard L. Naylor Services for Howard L. Naylor will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ on Culkin Road, with the Rev. Larry Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Naylor died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 65. He retired as a photographer from Waterways Experiment Station and had been employed with Simpson Dura-Vent. He received the Army Heroism Medal of
Honor/Purple Heart in 1968. He was preceded in death by his wife, Albena Naylor; his parents, James and Lillian Naylor; three sisters, Sandra Keys, Shirley Humphries and Debra Faye Allen; and one brother, Roger Davis. Survivors include four
daughters, Malinda Naylor Grays and Iris Naylor, both of Vicksburg, Lillian Naylor Pope of Byram and Lisa Naylor Anderson of Clarksville, Tenn.; five sisters, Gloria Naylor, Margaret Denton, Mattie Hill and Gwen Naylor, all of Vicksburg, and Linda Naylor of
Greenville; three brothers, Randy Naylor, Michael Naylor and John Naylor, all of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including members of the Darden, Chiplin and Cole families.
Partly cloudy tonight with a slight chance of showers, lows in the 60s; showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, highs in the upper 70s
WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.
LOCAL FORECAST tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 70s, lows in the 60s
STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers; lows in the 60s tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 70s, lows in the 60s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 78º Low/past 24 hours............... 63º Average temperature......... 71º Normal this date................... 57º Record low..............26º in 1940 Record high............83º in 1955 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......1.63 inches Normal/year........ 44.19 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 8:13 A.M. Most active................. 2:00 P.M. Active............................. 8:38 P.M. Most active.................. 2:25 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:31
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 12.0 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.3 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.8 | Change: NC 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: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................58.7
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 17.0 Wednesday........................... 17.0 Thursday................................ 17.0 Memphis Tuesday.....................................0.6 Wednesday..............................0.3 Thursday...................................0.1 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 16.4 Wednesday........................... 16.1 Thursday................................ 16.2 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 11.2 Wednesday........................... 10.7 Thursday................................ 10.4
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Massacre suspect calls himself a leader Court extends custody of Breivik until Feb. 6 OSLO, Norway (AP) — The anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to a bombing and shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway tried to declare himself a resistance leader today at his first public court hearing but was quickly cut off by the judge. Anders Behring Breivik was escorted by guards into an Oslo courtroom packed with dozens of reporters and spectators, including survivors of his rampage at a youth camp near the capital who were seeing him in person for the first time since the July 22 attack. “I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance Anders Behring Breivik movement,” Breivik said before the judge interrupted him and told him to stick to the issue at hand — his further detention. The court extended his custody 12 more weeks until Feb. 6 but decided to gradually lift the restrictions on his media access, visitors and mail. Breivik is being held pending his trial on terror charges. At the end of the hearing, the 32-year-old Norwegian asked Judge Torkjel Nesheim if he could address survivors and victims’ relatives but was turned down.
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Anders Behring Breivik arrives in a van at a court in Oslo today. Previous court hearings in the case have been closed to the public. At the end of today’s hearing, the judge lifted a ban on reporting the proceedings. Investigators said Breivik set off a fertilizer bomb outside government headquarters on July 22, killing eight people, before heading to an island retreat, where youth sections of Norway’s governing Labor Party were holding their annual summer camp. Disguised as a police officer, he opened fire on scores of panicked youths, shooting some as they fled into the lake. Sixty-nine people were killed on Utoya island before Breivik surrendered to a police SWAT team. The carnage shocked Norway and the world, and still haunts a nation that sees itself as peaceful and tolerant. Tim Viskjer, who survived
the shooting spree on Utoya, watched Breivik’s hearing on a video screen in another room in the courthouse. “I thought he seemed cold and inhuman,” Viskjer told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “It was uncomfortable, but for me I moved on a little bit after seeing and hearing the suspect.” Like he did in previous closed hearings, Breivik today confessed to the attacks but pleaded not guilty to terror charges. Breivik has denied criminal guilt, saying he was in a state of war to protect Europe from being taken over by Muslim immigrants. He described his pretrial detention at the Ila prison in Oslo as “irrational torture.” His defense lawyer, Geir Lippestad, told reporters after the hearing that Breivik doesn’t recognize the authority of the court and demands to be
released from prison. The judge said there were sufficient grounds to keep Breivik in custody considering the gravity of the crime and the risk that he would interfere with the investigation if released. Breivik has been held in isolation since his arrest, without access to media, mail or visitors. The judge said the media ban should be lifted Dec. 12 and the other restrictions on Jan. 9. An online manifesto attributed to Breivik sheds light on his choice of targets. In it, he lays out a blueprint for a multiphase revolution, targeting left-leaning political elites he accuses of destroying their own societies by admitting large numbers of immigrants, especially from Muslim countries. His actions have been widely condemned.
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New Italy premier starts government overhaul ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier-designate Mario Monti began talks today to create a new government of nonpolitical experts tasked with overhauling an ailing economy to keep market fears over the country from threatening the existence of the euro. Investors initially cheered Monti’s appointment, following quickly on Silvio Berlusconi’s weekend resignation, though concern lingered about the sheer amount of work his new government will have to do to restore faith in the country’s battered economy and finances. President Giorgio Napolitano tapped Monti on Sunday to create a government capable of implementing economic reforms aimed at reviving stagnant growth to bring down public debt, stuck near 120 percent of GDP. Monti pledged to act “with a sense of urgency” to identify ministers in the new government but said he would also take the time necessary to secure a strong team. He was meeting various political parties throughout the day to garner support for his mission. The head of the lower chamber of Parliament, Gianfranco Fini, said he expects the new Monti government to be confirmed by Friday. Under pressure from markets, Italy’s political machinery has been moving with rare efficiency — both houses passed fresh austerity and reform measures within two days,
Mario Monti leaves a hotel in Rome today. paving the way for Berlusconi’s resignation. Improving market confidence in Italy is crucial to the future of the eurozone as the country would be too expensive to rescue. A default on its $2.6 trillion in debt would cause massive chaos in financial markets and shake the global economy. As in Greece, where a new government of technocrats also took over last week, the hope is that administrations of experts not affiliated to parties will be more willing to make the tough but necessary decisions that politicians have so far balked at. Monti appeared to have the respect of many Italians, eager to see an end to the financial crisis that threatens their own well-being.
US-Russian crew blasts off for space station Greek leader readies for confidence vote MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian spacecraft carrying an American and two Russians blasted off today from the snow-covered Kazakh steppes in a faultless launch that eased anxiety about the future of U.S. and Russian space programs. The Soyuz TMA-22 lifted off as scheduled at 8:14 a.m. from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome to carry NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin on a mission to the International Space Station. The launch had been delayed for two months due to the crash of an unmannned Progress cargo ship in August. The failed launch raised doubts about future missions to the station, because the rocket that crashed used the same upper stage as the booster rockets carrying Soyuz ships to orbit. NASA had warned that the space outpost would need to be abandoned temporarily for the first time in nearly 11 years if a new crew could not be launched before the last of the station’s six residents flew back to Earth in midNovember.
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Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov shows a thumbs-up during an inspection of his space suit at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, today. Russian space officials tracked down the Progress launch failure to an “accidental” manufacturing flaw and
recalled all Soyuz rockets from space launch pads for a thorough examination. The successful launch of a Prog-
ress ship last month cleared the way for the crew to be sent off. The crew said they trusted the Soyuz, a workhorse of the Soviet and then Russian space program for more than 40 years. “We have no black thoughts and full confidence in our technology,” Shkaplerov told journalists before the launch. The new crew is to arrive just in time to keep the orbiting station manned. The three crew members currently on board the station are set to return to Earth on Nov. 21. Another launch next month is to take the station back to its normal six-person crew mode. The 39-year-old Shkaplerov and 42-year-old Ivanishin are making their first flights into space. Burbank, 50, who will take over command of the space station, is a veteran of 12-day shuttle missions in 2000 and 2006. The three men are to remain aboard the space station until March. Russian Space Agency head Vladimir Popovkin said the agency was actively recruiting women to become cosmonauts.
Would-be bomber killed at site of Afghan meeting KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces shot dead a would-be bomber today outside the venue for a meeting of regional leaders and tribal powerbrokers starting in Kabul later this week, the
Afghan government said. The man was carrying a bomb in a box close to the entrance to the site where the meeting will be held, but was shot before he could detonate the explosive, Interior Minis-
try spokesman Sediq Sediqi said. Two accomplices were arrested, the Afghan intelligence service said. The traditional meeting, called a Loya Jirga, is expected to include about 2,000 partici-
pants from all over the country who will discuss ongoing negotiations for a future U.S.Afghan strategic partnership agreement and efforts to reconcile with the Taliban.
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Lucas Papademos $177 billion international bailout cobbled together last month, and see through lagging reforms that will include thousands of public sector layoffs. Most crucially, it must secure the next $11 billion installment of the rescue loans without which the country will go bankrupt before Christmas.
New England 37, N.Y. Jets 16 Seattle 22, Baltimore 17 Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17 Tennessee 30, Carolina 3
Dallas 44, Buffalo 7 Denver 17, Kansas City 10 Miami 20, Washington 9
Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17 Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9 San Francisco 27, N.Y. Giants 20 Chicago 37, Detroit 13
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SPORTS MonDAY, N o ve mber 14, 2011 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B7
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Saints win as gamble backfires
Chase will be settled in final race
By The Associated Press
Tough night Rebels lay egg in loss to La. Tech Story/B3
Schedule PREP BASKETBALL VHS at Madison Central Tuesday, 6 p.m. PCA hosts Briarfield Tuesday, 6 p.m. WC at Florence Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Vicksburg at St. Andrew’s Today, 5:30 p.m. WC at Franklin County Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - The Green Bay Packers renew their quest for perfection when they put their 8-0 record on the line against NFC North rival Minnesota tonight.
Who’s hot DERRICK STEELE
Central Arkansas wide receiver and former Hinds AHS star caught six passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 2322 win over Texas State on Saturday. How they did/B3
Sidelines Oregon rises in BCS standings
Oregon charged back into national championship contention, jumping to fourth place in the BCS standings Sunday after its big victory over Stanford. LSU and Oklahoma State, both unbeaten, have the top two spots locked down and will meet in the title game if they can stay perfect. Alabama is third hoping for a stumble by the top two, while Oregon jumped from seventh last week to fourth with its victory against Stanford. Boise State’s loss to TCU dropped the Broncos to 10th and gives them little hope to reach the BCS again.
LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 4-6-3 La. Pick 4: 7-9-3-0 Weekly results: B2
ATLANTA — Mike Smith kept pointing toward the Atlanta Falcons’ locker room and saying, hey, this loss isn’t the players’ fault. He took the blame for this one. The Falcons’ coach gambled in overtime, and it cost his team the game against the New Orleans Saints. Not just any game, either. First place in the NFC South was on the line when Smith made a call that, he can only hope, doesn’t come back to bite him at the end of the season. Fourth down. A foot or so from a first down at his own 29. Instead of punting, Smith decided to go for it. Michael Turner was stuffed for no gain. Saints ball. Game over. Four plays after that illfated decision, John Kasay booted a 26-yard field goal that handed the Saints a 26-23 victory Sunday, extending their division lead over the Falcons to 1 1/2 games. “It was something that I take full responsibility for,” Smith said. “It’s my decision, my decision solely. At first we were going to punt the football. I had a change of heart and wanted us to go for it. I thought the ball was less than half a yard. I thought we could get it.” Instead, he watched Kasay win it for the Saints. Head down, a disconsolate Smith walked slowly across the field to shake hands with his Saints counterpart, Sean Payton, who worked the sideline wearing shorts and leaning on a pair of crutches. Payton returned to the field for the first time since breaking his left leg and tearing up his knee when one of his own players collided with him during a game about a month ago. While the Saints were
By The Associated Press
The associated press
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Saints won in overtime, 26-23. clearly inspired, this one will mostly be remembered for the decision by the other coach after the Falcons rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. “It takes some steel and you-know-what to make that call,” New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said. “This one play is the game.” Indeed it was. The Saints (7-3) escaped Atlanta with a key road victory, ending a three-game winning streak for the Falcons (5-4). “I would just like to have it
back,” Turner said. “I would love to be in that situation again.” The Falcons tied it on the final play of regulation, Matt Bryant’s 27-yard field goal, after driving nearly the length of the field with no timeouts. In overtime, Atlanta appeared to pick up a first down on Matt Ryan’s short pass to Mike Cox, who stretched out the ball with his right arm and appeared to get it over the 30. But a replay showed he was bob-
bling the ball as he was going down along the sideline, so the spot was moved back just short of the line. Smith initially sent out his punting team, then called a timeout and changed his mind. The Saints called time, too, giving Smith a few more seconds to think about his decision. He left the offense on the field. “We were going to be See Saints, Page B3.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — While Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart have gone round-for-round in their race for the Sprint Cup title, Kasey Kahne has quietly turned his performance up a notch outside of the championship spotlight. Kahne’s performance the last nine weeks has trailed only the two title contenders, and on Sunday, he finally got a win to show for his efforts. Kahne snapped an 81-race winless streak with his victory at Phoenix International Raceway, where Edwards and Stewart finished second and third to keep the title race tight headed into next weekend’s season finale. “If I’m in a racecar, I Tony want to do Stewart the best that I can,” Kahne said, crediting crew chief Kenny Francis for giving him strong Toyotas that have allowed him “to perCarl form with and Edwards run with Carl and Tony, who have been probably the two best.” They’ve been the only two drivers better than Kahne, and one of them will officially unseat five-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson next Sunday at Homestead. See NASCAR, Page B3.
Bulldogs’ offense goes stagnant By David Brandt The Associated Press STARKVILLE — A stagnant offense and too many mistakes meant Mississippi State once again came up short against a division rival. The Bulldogs managed 131 total yards and had several special teams miscues in a 24-7 loss to No. 4 Alabama on Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium. “Three of four dropped passes, we missed two field goals, we dropped a punt snap,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said. “We do all the little things that you can’t do.” Mississippi State (5-5, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) remains one victory from bowl eligibility. Mullen, who is in his third year with the Bulldogs, is now 2-11 against SEC West rivals, with both victories coming against Ole Miss. The Bulldogs have two chances to get that final victory — this Saturday at sixthranked Arkansas, and in the regular-season finale on Nov.
On B3 • Ole Miss falls flat • How they did 26 against Ole Miss in Starkville. The 131 total yards Mississippi State gained against Alabama were Tyler the lowest in Russell the Mullen era. The offense averaged just 2.2 yards per play. Mississippi State’s twoquarterback system with Chris Relf and Tyler Russell had been effective over the past few weeks, but failed to generate much momentum against the Tide. Mullen even briefly tried third-stringer Dylan Favre in the second half, but nothing worked. Russell had the most success, completing 13 of 25 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State had only 12 yards rushing.
“It’s really frustrating,” Russell said. “We were so close but had things like false starts and sacks that shouldn’t have been taken. We can’t make mistakes like that.” Mississippi State’s kickers couldn’t kick straight either. Brian Egan missed a 29-yard field goal late in the first half after the Bulldogs had a firstand-goal at the 4-yard line. Mississippi State did have one last rally early in the fourth quarter. LaDarius Perkins returned a kickoff 68 yards to Alabama’s 22-yard line and three plays later Russell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Chris Smith as the Bulldogs pulled within 17-7. But Alabama buckled down from that point. Eddie Lacy’s 32-yard touchdown with 1:18 remaining pushed the lead to 24-7. “At the end of the day, we want zero points on the board,” Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “But our goal was 13 or less, so we met our goal.”
rogelio solis•The associated press
Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins (27) is hit by Alabama defensive back Robert Lester during Saturday’s game in Starkville. Alabama won, 24-7.
Monday, November 14, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 p.m. ESPN - Washington State at Gonzaga 1 a.m. ESPN - Northern Iowa at Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3 a.m. ESPN - CS Northridge at Hawaii NFL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Minnesota at Green Bay NHL 6 p.m. Versus - Buffalo at Montreal
from staff & AP reports
College Basketball Jackson State loses big to Baylor WACO, Texas — Freshman Quincy Miller scored 17 points, leading 12th-ranked Baylor in scoring again in a 92-59 victory over Jackson State on Sunday night. Quincy Acy had 14 points, while Cory Jefferson had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (2-0). Anthony Jones had 11 points. Miller, who made all three of his 3-pointers Sunday, also had 17 points in his college debut Friday night. Miller scored nine points during a 14-3 run to start the second half against Jackson State and put Baylor up 60-32. Christian Williams had 14 points to lead Jackson State (0-2), which shot only 30 percent and trailed by 35 points after halftime. Baylor led the entire game and is now 41-0 against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, including both games this season. The loss came two days after JSU (0-2) opened its season with a 99-59 loss at eighth-ranked Florida. They still have a game at third-ranked Ohio State coming up next week.
Louisiana Tech downs Miss. College RUSTON, La. — Trevor Gaskins scored 17 points and Cordarius Johnson had a big second half in Louisiana Tech’s 92-70 win over Mississippi College on Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Gaskins, a transfer guard from Ole Miss, scored 10 of his 17 points in the first half and helped the Bulldogs hold off the pesky Choctaws and enter halftime with a 39-33 lead. Louisiana Tech went on a 31-15 run in the second half to take a 70-48 lead with 9:46 remaining. Johnson scored all of his points in the second half and 11 of them during the run.
MLB Cardinals hire Matheny as manager ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals are replacing a manager who’s third on the career victory list with a man who’ll be writing his first lineup card on opening day. Mike Matheny, a former catcher with the Cardinals who had been a minor league instructor, will be introduced as Tony La Russa’s successor at a news conference today. The 41-year-old Matheny played for the Cardinals from 2000-04, won three of his four Gold Gloves and was part of three postseason efforts including a World Series. He became a team leader playing for La Russa, who retired just days after leading the team to his second World Series title in 16 seasons in St. Louis.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 14 1943 — Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears becomes the first NFL player to pass for more than 400 yards, throwing for 433 and seven touchdowns in a 56-7 victory over the New York Giants. 1970 — Forty-three members of the Marshall football team die when their chartered plane crashes in Kenova, W.Va. 1993 — Don Shula breaks George Halas’ career record for victories with No. 325 as the Miami Dolphins defeat Philadelphia 19-14. Shula’s record: 325-153-6 in 31 seasons with Baltimore and Miami. Halas was 324-151-31 in 40 seasons with Chicago. 1998 — Texas Tech’s Ricky Williams outrushes Texas’ Ricky Williams 148-141 in the Red Raiders’ 42-35 victory over the No. 18 Longhorns. Texas’ Williams becomes the second player in Division I-A history to break the 6,000-yard mark.
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scoreboard NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East
W New England...... 6 N.Y. Jets............. 5 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 2 W Houston.............. 7 Tennessee.......... 5 Jacksonville........ 3 Indianapolis........ 0 W Pittsburgh........... 7 Baltimore............ 6 Cincinnati............ 6 Cleveland............ 3 W Oakland.............. 5 San Diego.......... 4 Denver................ 4 Kansas City........ 4
L 3 4 4 7
T 0 0 0 0
South L 3 4 6 10
T 0 0 0 0
North L 3 3 3 6
T 0 0 0 0
West L 4 5 5 5
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .667 .556 .556 .222
PF 259 215 229 158
PA 200 200 218 178
Pct .700 .556 .333 .000
PF 273 186 115 131
PA 166 172 166 300
Pct .700 .667 .667 .333
PF 220 225 212 131
PA 179 152 164 183
Pct .556 .444 .444 .444
PF 208 216 188 141
PA 233 228 234 218
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East
W N.Y. Giants......... 6 Dallas.................. 5 Philadelphia........ 3 Washington......... 3
Pct .667 .556 .333 .333
PF 218 223 220 136
PA 211 182 203 178
Pct .700 .556 .444 .222
PF 313 212 156 190
PA 228 196 233 237
Pct 1.000 .667 .667 .250
PF 275 252 237 172
PA 179 184 187 199
L T Pct 1 0 .889 6 0 .333 6 0 .333 7 0 .222 ——— Week 10 results Nov. 10 Oakland 24, San Diego 17 Sunday’s Games Dallas 44, Buffalo 7 Denver 17, Kansas City 10 Miami 20, Washington 9 St. Louis 13, Cleveland 12 Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17 Tennessee 30, Carolina 3 Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17 Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9 New Orleans 26, Atlanta 23, OT Jacksonville 17, Indianapolis 3 Seattle 22, Baltimore 17 San Francisco 27, N.Y. Giants 20 Chicago 37, Detroit 13 New England 37, N.Y. Jets 16 Monday’s Game Minnesota at Green Bay, 7:30 p.m. ——— Week 11 schedule Thursday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Denver, 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 Tampa Bay at Green Bay, Noon Oakland at Minnesota, Noon Carolina at Detroit, Noon Dallas at Washington, Noon Jacksonville at Cleveland, Noon Cincinnati at Baltimore, Noon Buffalo at Miami, Noon Arizona at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 3:15 p.m. Tennessee at Atlanta, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 7:20 p.m. Open date: Houston, Indianapolis, New Pittsburgh Monday, Nov. 21 Kansas City at New England, 7:30 p.m.
PF 233 144 183 113
PA 138 202 213 223
W New Orleans...... 7 Atlanta................ 5 Tampa Bay......... 4 Carolina.............. 2 W Green Bay.......... 8 Detroit................. 6 Chicago.............. 6 Minnesota........... 2 W San Francisco.... 8 Seattle................ 3 Arizona............... 3 St. Louis............. 2
L 3 4 6 6
T 0 0 0 0
South L 3 4 5 7
T 0 0 0 0
North L 0 3 3 6
T 0 0 0 0
No. No. No. No. No.
17 19 21 23 24
Nebraska at No. 20 Michigan, 11 a.m. TCU vs. Colorado St., 2:30 p.m. Penn St. at Ohio St., 2:30 p.m. Florida St. vs. Virginia, 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Boston College, 3 p.m. ———
Mississippi college schedule
Thursday’s Game Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. ———
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East
Conference W L Georgia..........................6 1 South Carolina..............6 2 Florida............................3 5 Vanderbilt......................2 5 Kentucky........................1 5 Tennessee.....................0 6
All Games W L 8 2 8 2 5 5 5 5 4 6 4 6
Conference All Games W L W L LSU................................6 0 10 0 Alabama........................6 1 9 1 Arkansas........................5 1 9 1 Auburn...........................4 3 6 4 Mississippi St..............1 5 5 5 Ole Miss.......................0 6 2 8 Saturday’s Games The Citadel at South Carolina, 11 a.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 11:20 p.m. Samford at Auburn, Noon Furman at Florida, Noon Georgia Southern at Alabama, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 6 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 6 p.m.
CONFERENCE USA East Division
Conference W L Southern Miss.............5 1 East Carolina.................3 3 Marshall.........................3 3 UCF...............................2 4 UAB...............................2 5 Memphis........................1 5
All Games W L 9 1 4 6 4 6 4 6 2 8 2 8
Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................6 0 10 0 Tulsa..............................6 0 7 3 SMU...............................4 2 6 4 UTEP.............................2 4 5 5 Rice...............................2 4 3 7 Tulane............................1 6 2 9 Thursday’s Games Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Marshall at Memphis, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tulsa at UTEP, 2 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 2:30 p.m. SMU at Houston, 2:30 p.m. Central Florida at East Carolina, 6 p.m.
Conference W L Alabama St....................7 2 Jackson St...................6 2 Alabama A&M...............6 2 Alcorn St......................1 7 MVSU............................1 8
All Games W L 7 3 8 2 7 3 2 7 1 10
SAINTS 26, FALCONS 23, OT
New Orleans Atlanta
3 7 7 6 3 — 26 3 3 7 10 0 — 23 First Quarter Atl—FG Bryant 36, 6:20. NO—FG Kasay 52, 2:48. Second Quarter Atl—FG Bryant 29, 9:25. NO—Graham 21 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 2:34. Third Quarter Atl—Snelling 21 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:08. NO—Meachem 33 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 1:31. Fourth Quarter NO—FG Kasay 48, 11:57. NO—FG Kasay 44, 7:13. Atl—Gonzalez 20 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:13. Atl—FG Bryant 27, :00. Overtime NO—FG Kasay 26, 8:25. A—70,359. ——— NO Atl First downs................................18........................30 Total Net Yards.......................363......................481 Rushes-yards.......................16-41.................32-138 Passing....................................322......................343 Punt Returns..........................2-18.......................0-0 Kickoff Returns.......................3-84.....................2-41 Interceptions Ret....................1-12.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 30-43-0............... 29-52-1 Sacked-Yards Lost...................0-0.......................1-8 Punts...................................5-40.4..................5-45.4 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................2-0 Penalties-Yards......................8-79...................10-85 Time of Possession.............30:03...................36:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, P.Thomas 6-29, Ingram 8-11, Sproles 2-1. Atlanta, Turner 22-96, Rodgers 7-30, Ryan 1-9, Douglas 1-3, Snelling 1-0. PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 30-43-0-322. Atlanta, Ryan 29-52-1-351. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Colston 8-113, Graham 7-82, P.Thomas 4-9, Sproles 4-2, Meachem 2-69, D.Thomas 2-4, Moore 1-28, Collins 1-12, Ingram 1-3. Atlanta, Douglas 8-133, Gonzalez 6-71, White 4-62, Weems 3-25, Snelling 2-25, Jones 2-9, Cox 2-8, Turner 1-10, Rodgers 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, Kasay 40 (WL). Atlanta, Bryant 41 (WL).
Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................5 3 6 4 Prairie View...................5 3 5 5 Ark-Pine Bluff................4 4 5 5 Southern U....................4 4 4 6 Texas Southern.............2 6 4 6 Saturday’s Games Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. Alabama A&M at Prairie View, 2 p.m. Texas Southern at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 2:30 p.m. ———
The AP Top 25
By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. LSU (60)................................10-0 1,500 1 2. Oklahoma St..........................10-0 1,432 2 3. Alabama..................................9-1 1,380 4 4. Oregon....................................9-1 1,326 6 5. Oklahoma................................8-1 1,230 7 6. Arkansas.................................9-1 1,217 8 7. Clemson..................................9-1 1,075 9 8. Stanford...................................9-1 1,071 3 9. Virginia Tech...........................9-1 1,000 10 10. Boise St................................8-1 880 5 11. Houston................................10-0 867 11 12. Michigan St...........................8-2 767 13 13. Georgia.................................8-2 756 14 14. South Carolina......................8-2 706 15 15. Wisconsin..............................8-2 676 16 16. Kansas St.............................8-2 629 17 17. Nebraska...............................8-2 583 19 18. Southern Cal.........................8-2 564 18 19. TCU.......................................8-2 402 NR 20. Michigan................................8-2 381 22 21. Penn St.................................8-2 320 12 22. Southern Miss.....................9-1 250 25 23. Florida St..............................7-3 107 NR 24. Notre Dame..........................7-3 93 NR 25. Baylor....................................6-3 68 NR Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 66, West Virginia 47, Virginia 26, Cincinnati 24, Tulsa 22, Texas 11, Auburn 10, Arizona St. 7, Washington 6, Georgia Southern 1.
USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 12, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. LSU (59)................................10-0 1,475 1 2. Oklahoma State.....................10-0 1,410 3 3. Alabama..................................9-1 1,340 4 4. Oregon....................................9-1 1,300 6 5. Oklahoma................................8-1 1,228 7 6. Arkansas.................................9-1 1,170 8 7. Virginia Tech...........................9-1 1,045 9 8. Clemson..................................9-1 1,042 10 9. Stanford...................................9-1 1,024 2 10. Houston................................10-0 927 11 11. Boise State...........................8-1 831 5 12. Michigan State......................8-2 791 13
Top 25 schedule
Thursday’s Games No. 9 Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 22 Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 2 Oklahoma St. at Iowa St., 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 LSU at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. No. 3 Alabama vs. Georgia Southern, 1 p.m. No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 18 Southern Cal, 7 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 25 Baylor, 7 p.m. No. 6 Arkansas vs. Mississippi St., 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Clemson at North Carolina St., 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Stanford vs. California, 9:15 p.m. No. 10 Boise St. at San Diego St., 7 p.m. No. 11 Houston vs. SMU, 2:30 p.m. No. 12 Michigan St. vs. Indiana, 11 a.m. No. 13 Georgia vs. Kentucky, 11 a.m. No. 14 South Carolina vs. The Citadel, 11 a.m. No. 15 Wisconsin at Illinois, 11 a.m. No. 16 Kansas St. at Texas, 7 p.m.
13. Wisconsin..............................8-2 745 14 14. South Carolina......................8-2 727 15 15. Georgia.................................8-2 698 16 16. Nebraska...............................8-2 615 17 17. Kansas State........................8-2 501 22 18. Michigan................................8-2 477 21 19. TCU.......................................8-2 392 24 20. Southern Miss.....................9-1 386 23 21. Penn State............................8-2 361 12 22. Florida State.........................7-3 189 NR 23. Georgia Tech........................7-3 87 19 23. West Virginia.........................7-3 87 NR 25. Notre Dame..........................7-3 86 NR Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 84; Baylor 56; Texas 27; Virginia 24; Rutgers 15; Tulsa 10; Arkansas State 5; Missouri 5; Texas A&M 5.
Avg Pv 1. LSU................................0.9933..........................1 2. Oklahoma St..................0.9642..........................2 3. Alabama.........................0.9099..........................3 4. Oregon...........................0.8755..........................7 5. Oklahoma.......................0.8400..........................6 6. Arkansas........................0.7974..........................8 7. Clemson.........................0.6935..........................9 8. Virginia Tech..................0.6755........................10 9. Stanford..........................0.6747..........................4 10. Boise St.......................0.5959..........................5 11. Houston........................0.5673........................11 12. South Carolina.............0.5278........................13 13. Kansas St....................0.4965........................14 14. Georgia........................0.4528........................15 15. Michigan St..................0.4393........................17
PREP FOOTBALL MHSAA playoffs
All games Friday at 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals Olive Branch vs. Northwest Rankin Madison Central vs. South Panola Meridian vs. Brandon Biloxi vs. Petal
Quarterfinals Center Hill vs. Ridgeland Starkville vs. West Point Pearl River Central vs. Long Beach Picayune vs. Pascagoula
Quarterfinals Amory vs. Cleveland Louisville vs. Lafayette Laurel vs. Tylertown South Pike vs. Quitman
Quarterfinals Kossuth vs. Charleston Eastside vs. Water Valley Philadelphia vs. Hazlehurst Seminary vs. Forest
Quarterfinals Calhoun City vs. Simmons West Bolivar vs. Ackerman East Marion vs. North Forrest Bassfield vs. Madison-St. Joe
Quarterfinals Vardaman vs. Durant Shaw vs. Ray Brooks Noxapater vs. Stringer Cathedral vs. Nanih Waiya
——— MAIS playoffs
All games Friday at 7 p.m.
Semifinals Marshall Academy at River Oaks Trinity at Simpson Academy
Semifinals Riverfield at Cenla Christian Winona Christian at Tri-County
NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 Results
Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (10) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 312 laps, 112.3 rating, 47 points. 2. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 312, 123.6, 43. 3. (8) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 312, 136.2, 43. 4. (14) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 312, 107.7, 40. 5. (30) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 312, 95.6, 39. 6. (2) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 312, 114.3, 38. 7. (7) David Reutimann, Toyota, 312, 103.7, 37. 8. (3) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 312, 104.3, 36. 9. (11) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 312, 87.7, 35. 10. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 312, 80.8, 34. 11. (25) Joey Logano, Toyota, 312, 81.7, 33. 12. (33) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312, 72.9, 32. 13. (29) Greg Biffle, Ford, 311, 70.8, 31. 14. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 311, 71.5, 30. 15. (26) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 311, 77.5, 29. 16. (4) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 311, 78.6, 28. 17. (6) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 311, 84.3, 27. 18. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 311, 89.1, 27. 19. (27) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 311, 80.9, 25. 20. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 311, 84.7, 24. 21. (31) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 311, 61.1, 23. 22. (17) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 311, 102.3, 23. 23. (18) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 311, 67.5, 21. 24. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 310, 57.9, 20. 25. (19) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 310, 58.1, 0. 26. (38) Casey Mears, Toyota, 309, 56, 18. 27. (43) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 309, 45.8, 17. 28. (41) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 309, 45, 17. 29. (21) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 309, 50.9, 0. 30. (39) Mike Bliss, Ford, 308, 42.2, 0. 31. (42) David Gilliland, Ford, 307, 38.4, 13. 32. (23) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 306, 54.8, 12. 33. (13) David Ragan, Ford, 298, 32.8, 11. 34. (1) Matt Kenseth, accident, 238, 88.1, 11. 35. (20) Robby Gordon, accident, 218, 44.5, 9. 36. (34) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine, 188, 61.4, 8. 37. (40) Geoffrey Bodine, accident, 153, 33.1, 7. 38. (15) Regan Smith, accident, 62, 28.5, 6. 39. (24) Scott Speed, Ford, electrical, 60, 32.4, 0. 40. (35) Michael McDowell, Toyota, transmission, 46, 38.9, 4. 41. (32) Joe Nemechek, brakes, 30, 34.1, 0. 42. (36) Mike Skinner, Ford, brakes, 25, 31.5, 0. 43. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, brakes, 20, 30.3, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 112.918 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 47 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.802 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 30 laps. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Stewart, 5 times for 160 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 57 laps; M.Kenseth, 4 times for 49 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 27 laps; K.Kahne, 1
time for 14 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 4 laps; J.Yeley, 1 time for 1 lap. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, LeadLap Finish.
Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,359 2. Tony Stewart................................................ 2,356 3. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,308 4. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,294 5. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 2,291 6. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,289 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 2,257 8. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,252 9. Ryan Newman............................................. 2,252 10. Denny Hamlin............................................ 2,249 11. Jeff Gordon................................................ 2,247 12. Kyle Busch................................................. 2,224
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Top 25 schedule
Sunday’s Games No. 1 North Carolina 91, UNC-Asheville 75 Cleveland St. 71, No. 7 Vanderbilt 58 No. 9 Louisville 68, Lamar 48 No. 12 Baylor 92, Jackson St. 59 No. 16 Arizona 73, Ball St. 63 No. 19 Texas A&M 83, Southern 58 No. 21 Cincinnati 65, Alabama St. 40 No. 24 California 81, George Washington 54 Today’s Games No. 4 Connecticut vs. Wagner, 6:30 p.m. No. 5 Syracuse vs. Manhattan, 6 p.m. No. 18 Michigan vs. Towson, 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Alabama vs. Oakland, 8 p.m. No. 23 Gonzaga vs. Washington St., 11 p.m. No. 25 Missouri vs. Mercer, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Kansas, 8 p.m. No. 3 Ohio St. vs. No. 18 Florida, 7 p.m. No. 6 Duke vs. Michigan St., 6 p.m. No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m. No. 11 Memphis vs. Belmont, 11 a.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. San Diego St., 1 p.m. No. 14 Xavier vs. IPFW, 6 p.m. No. 17 UCLA vs. Middle Tennnessee, 10 p.m. No. 21 Cincinnati vs. Jacksonville St., 6 p.m. No. 24 California vs. Austin Peay, 9 p.m. ———
Mississippi college schedule
Sunday’s Games Baylor 92, Jackson St. 59 Louisiana Tech 92, Mississippi College 70 Today’s Games Grambling at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at DePaul, 7 p.m. Tougaloo at Selma, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Sheppard Tech at Delta St., 7 p.m. Belhaven at Martin Methodist, 7:30 p.m. ———
Southeastern Conference schedule
Sunday’s Games Cleveland St. 71, Vanderbilt 58 Georgia 63, Bowling Green 54 Today’s Games Oakland at Alabama, 7 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. Grambling at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Kentucky vs. Kansas, 8 p.m. Florida at Ohio St., 7 p.m. Bucknell at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. LSU at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Elon, 6 p.m. ———
Conference USA schedule
Sunday’s Games Tulsa 67, Southeastern Louisiana 52 Marshall 58, Jacksonville St. 44 UTEP 52, UC-Riverside 41 Today’s Games Central Florida at Florida St., 6 p.m. East Carolina at Campbell, 6 p.m. SMU at Colorado St., 7 p.m. Utah Valley at Houston, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Belmont at Memphis, 11 a.m. Nicholls St. at Tulane, 7 p.m. ———
Sunday’s Games Texas A&M 83, Southern 58 Prairie View 63, Schreiner 48 Cincinnati 65, Alabama St. 40 Baylor 92, Jackson St. 59 Today’s Games Grambling at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Talladega at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at DePaul, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Eastern Michigan at Texas Southern, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma St., 7 p.m. Arlington Baptist at Prairie View, 7 p.m.
LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-6-3 La. Pick 4: 7-9-3-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-8 La. Pick 4: 5-9-8-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-6-3 La. Pick 4: 1-3-1-7 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: 5-7-9 La. Pick 4: 3-8-8-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-8 La. Pick 4: 8-6-5-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-9-1 La. Pick 4: 3-3-0-5 Easy 5: 2-4-14-15-27 La. Lotto: 1-5-6-12-25-27 Powerball: 4-35-36-51-56 Powerball: 8; Power play: 5
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Tebow, Broncos ground Kansas City By The Associated Press Tim Tebow only completed two passes against the Chiefs on Sunday. It turned out one was all he really needed. The former Heisman Trophy winner connected with Eric Decker on a 56-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10 despite playing almost the entire game without their top two running backs. Tebow finished 2-of-8 for 69 yards, but added 44 yards and a score on the ground. “Going into the game, I probably expected (to throw more),” said Tebow, who was going up against a weak pass defense that has played most of the year without injured safety Eric Berry. “We had some good things going with the running game, and back and forth with different backs,” Tebow said. “I’m a football player first, before quarterback. Whatever we can to do win games.” Willis McGahee went down with a hamstring injury on the Broncos’ first offensive series, and Knowshon Moreno left later in the first quarter with a knee injury. That left journeyman Lance Ball to tote the ball 30 times for 96 yards, churning up a defense that had to know what was coming. Since taking over for Kyle Orton, Tebow has led the ground-based Broncos (4-5) to victory in three of their last four games. They moved into a tie with Kansas City and San Diego behind the AFC Westleading Oakland Raiders (5-4), who beat the Chargers on Thursday night.
Patriots 37, Jets 16 Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, two to Rob Gronkowski, and New England (6-3) took control of the AFC East with a convincing victory over the New York Jets (5-4). After the Jets cut it to 23-16 early in the fourth quarter, Brady coolly led the Patriots down the field on an 84-yard drive that was capped by an 8-yard touchdown catch by Deion Branch.
Continued from Page B1. aggressive in all that we did,” Smith said. “Unfortunately, it did not work out.” At first, the Saints figured the Falcons were merely bluffing. “We thought (a punt) was a no-brainer, that they were trying to draw us offsides,” defensive end Will Smith said. “We could tell when they called timeout that they were serious. We just hunkered down when we had to.” Turner never had a chance. The bruising runner was swarmed by a pile of defenders led by Smith and 350pound nose tackle Shaun Rogers, and the jubilant Saints took over. “We’ve just got to get a
couple inches. Make that play and move on,” Falcons center Todd McClure groaned. “I like the fact our coach has faith in us to make the play.” Payton had planned to coach one more game from the booth, but he made the surprising decision to work on the sideline. For safety reasons, he was supposed to stand several feet away from the field, but pretty much ignored that edict from the NFL when he wanted a better look. “I just felt like this was an important game,” Payton said. “That presence is important.”
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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs with the ball in the first half of Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Steelers 24, Bengals 17 Cardinals 21, Eagles 17 Rashard Mendenhall ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Pittsburgh (7-3) intercepted rookie Andy Dalton twice in the fourth quarter to preserve a win over the Bengals (6-3).
49ers 27, Giants 20 Justin Smith batted down Eli Manning’s pass in the closing seconds of a comeback try and San Francisco (8-1) won its seventh straight game. Manning completed a pair of long fourth-down passes and got the Giants (6-3) down to the 10, but on fourth-and-2 with 1:51 left, Smith made a leaping swat of the ball.
Bears 37, Lions 13 Charles Tillman and Major Wright returned interceptions for touchdowns early in the third quarter, and Chicago (6-3) picked off Matthew Stafford four times to rout NFC North rival Detroit (6-3).
Seahawks 22, Ravens 17
Matt Schaub threw two long touchdown passes, while Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward each ran for scores to help AFC Southleading Houston (7-3) demolish Tampa Bay (4-5).
Steven Hauschka matched a franchise record with five field goals, Marshawn Lynch had 167 total yards and a touchdown, and Seattle (3-6) forced three turnovers to beat Baltimore (6-3).
John Skelton threw a 5-yard TD pass to Early Doucet with 1:53 left to lift Arizona (3-6) over struggling Philadelphia (3-6). The Eagles blew a fourthquarter lead for the fifth time this season.
Jaguars 17, Colts 3 Blaine Gabbert threw for a touchdown and Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 114 yards and another score as Jacksonville (3-6) kept Indianapolis (0-10) winless.
Titans 30, Panthers 3 Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 130 yards and a touchdown, and Tennessee (5-4) used a stifling defense to frustrate rookie Cam Newton and the Panthers (2-7). The Titans (5-4) sacked Newton five times and held him to 209 yards passing.
Cowboys 44, Bills 7 Tony Romo guided touchdown drives on his first four possessions, throwing for the score on three of them, and Terence Newman returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown as Dallas (5-4) routed Buffalo (5-4). Romo completed his first 13 passes. He finished 23-of-26, setting the franchise record
for single-game accuracy by hitting 88.5 percent of his passes.
Dolphins 20, Redskins 9 Reggie Bush scored two touchdowns and Miami (2-7) twice intercepted Rex Grossman to earn its first home victory in nearly a year. The Dolphins ended a franchiserecord streak of seven consecutive losses in Miami. Bush rushed for only 47 yards on 14 carries, but scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and an 18-yard endaround with six minutes left in the fourth.
Rams 13, Browns 12 Phil Dawson made four field goals in blustery conditions, but his 22-yard attempt with 2:09 sailed left and capped a series of late gaffes by the Browns (3-6). Long snapper Ryan Pontbriand’s snap appeared to hit the right leg of one of Cleveland’s linemen, causing the ball to skip back to holder Brad Maynard, who did a great job of placing the ball. However, Dawson’s timing was thrown off and he missed the chip shot. Steven Jackson rushed for 128 yards for the Rams (2-7).
Rebels fall flat yet again in loss to Louisiana Tech OXFORD — This wasn’t the lame duck that Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was hoping for. It was worse. Louisiana Tech, brushing off an early touchdown deficit, roared back for a 27-7 win Saturday night over Nutt’s beleaguered Rebels before a lessthan-announced homecoming crowd of 44,123. “It’s difficult,” Nutt said. “When things go wrong, they snowball. That’s where we are.” Nutt was informed last week that he would not return as the Ole Miss coach next season. Dashing hopes that the Rebels would rally on the field in their final three games, they suffered their fifth consecutive loss and fell to 2-8. Chad Boyd and Javontay Crowe scored on a 33-yard fumble return and a 26-yard interception return, respectively, in the second half, to seal it for Louisiana Tech. The Rebels led early, scoring on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Randall Mackey to Brandon Bolden on the game’s
Texans 37, Buccaneers 9
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second possession. Louisiana Tech led 10-7 at halftime. After tying the game on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Colby Cameron to Taulib Ikharo, it took the lead on a 43-yard field goal by Chad Nelson on the first half’s final play. Nelson added a 34-yard field goal in the third quarter before the defensive touchdowns ended any hopes of an Ole Miss rally. The Rebels managed only 307 yards in total offense, had three turnovers and missed a pair of field goals. Ole Miss kicker Bryson Rose, who had hit 17 consecutive field goals over a two-year period, missed from 36 and 52 yards. Rose was within one kick of tying the SEC record set by Tennessee’s Fuad Reveiz in 1982. “It was a living nightmare,” Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee said. “I’m embarrassed.” Nutt admitted his surprise at the offense’s problems, especially after an impressive showing in the early scoring series.
HOW THEY DID
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt walks off the field following Saturday’s 27-7 loss to Louisiana Tech. “Louisiana Tech is a good team. They deserve credit.” Nutt said. “Our defense did some good things. But you’ve got to score points. It’s that simple.” Brandon Bolden led the Ole Miss offense with 112 total yards rushing and receiving. But after accounting for 55 yards in the early 78-yard scoring drive, he was not a factor the rest of the way. “It’s just the way the ball bounced. It wasn’t bouncing our way this game, and it hasn’t been bouncing our way this season,” Bolden said. “We just have to go out there and keep fighting.”
A look at how college football players with ties to the Vicksburg area did in games played over the weekend • Murray State cornerback Darius Buck (Warren Cental) had five solo tackles and two pass breakups in Darius a 56-24 win Buck over Austin Peay. • Tarleton State wide receiver Cordell Valentine (Warren Central) caught two passes for 19 yards, and returned two kickoffs for 17 yards in a 28-23, season-ending win over Angelo State. • Central Arkansas receiver Derrick Steele (Hinds AHS) caught six passes for 67 yards, including a 14yard touchdown, in a 23-22 victory against Texas State. • Mississippi College linebacker Hunter Farrior (Central Hinds) assisted on one tackle in the Choctaws’ season-ending 63-38 loss to McMurry.
Edwards will take a threepoint lead over Stewart into the 36th and final race of the season, marking the closest championship battle since the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format made its debut in 2004. The two were nearly giddy discussing the title race as they sat side-by-side in the post-race news conference. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s a dead heat going in there,” said Stewart. “I want to go to Homestead tomorrow and start. I want tomorrow to be Friday. I’m pumped up, I’m excited about it and ready to go.” So was Edwards. “This is going to be a battle. I truly believe it’s going to be a good race,” Edwards said. “That place is magical for us. I really enjoy going there. I hope it comes down to the fastest guy winning the race.” Stewart, winner of four Chase races this season, dominated Sunday at Phoenix and led 160 of the 312 laps. But he had to pit for gas with 18 laps remaining, and was forced to work his way back to the front. He needed a late pass of Jeff Burton to finish third, right behind Edwards. “I wasn’t going to give him the spot. He earned it and he got it,” Burton said. It was a critical pass, as it picked up another point for Stewart and kept his deficit at three points. “We had an awesome day. We came up two spots shy. I don’t know how you could have asked for a better day,” he said. “We led the most laps, we were on the same pace we were last week, just to have a perfect day. Just fought as hard as we could
all day.” Edwards did, too, despite having to chase Stewart most of the race. He’s not faltered once with the two-time champion bearing down on him, and he’ll go to Homestead with his first Cup championship in reach. Edwards is a two-time Homestead winner and drives for Roush Fenway Racing, which has won seven of the last nine races at Homestead. Stewart, trying to become the first owner/ driver since Alan Kulwicki in 1992 to win the title, won the first two Cup races at Homestead in 1999 and 2000. “It’s the best points battle I’ve been a part of at this level, so it’s fun for me,” Edwards said. “I still don’t understand why we’re both running so good. It’s pretty neat. Seems like subconsciously we’re both able to dig down and our teams are able to give us what we need and everybody has been performing at a high level.” Sunday officially marked the end of Johnson’s reign: He finished 14th and was mathematically eliminated from title contention. The race was also marked by another incident between Brian Vickers and Matt Kenseth, who tangled two races ago at Martinsville. Kenseth was wrecked when Vickers ran into the back of him, an act Kenseth called deliberate. Vickers denied it was intentional. “If he wants to doubt us, that’s fine,” Vickers said. “He wrecked me at Martinsville, he got wrecked here, but it actually wasn’t (payback). I’m not saying I wasn’t going to pay him back, but I’m just saying that wasn’t it.”
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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Bride Wars” — After a clerical error schedules their weddings on the same day, two longtime best friends, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, declare all-out war on each other./7 on FX n SPORTS NFL — The Minnesota Vikings try to derail the Green Bay Packers’ pursuit of a perfect season when they head to Lambeau Field for a Monday night game against their NFC North rivals./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “2 Broke Girls” — Johnny’s jealous girlfriend hires Max Kate Hudson and Caroline to make cupcakes for an art show featuring his work./7:30 on CBS
Obama skips out on APEC shirt tradition
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 Fred Haise, former NASA astronaut, 78; Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician, 77; P.J. O’Rourke, writer, 64; Britain’s Prince Charles, 63; Stephen Bishop, singer, 60; Yanni, pianist, 57; Reverend Run, rapper, 47; Josh Duhamel, actor, 39; Travis Barker, rock musician, 36; Olga Kurylenko, actress, 32.
Timberlake attends Marine Corps Ball Justin Timberlake followed through on a promise to take a Marine to her unit’s annual ball. The singer and actor posted a photo along with a letter on his website Sunday that the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., was “one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had.” Cpl. Kelsey De Santis had invited Timberlake Justin through a YouTube video to Saturday night’s Timberlake event and Timberlake accepted. Timberlake wore a tuxedo to the ball at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Timberlake’s “Friends With Benefits” co-star, Mila Kunis, earlier this year accepted a similar invitation to a Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C.
Chelsea Clinton is hired by NBC News Chelsea Clinton is going to work for NBC News. The network said today that it has hired the 31-year-old Clinton to work on projects for the “NBC Nightly News” and Brian Williams’ newsmagazine “Rock Center.” She will do projects in the “Making a Difference” series, generally positive stories about individuals and companies. The only child of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been working primarily as a business consultant.
Theron talks up single life in Vogue Charlize Theron likes being single for the first time in her adult life. The Oscar winning actress tells the December issue of Vogue magazine this is the “first time” she’s been unattached since she was 19. She used to go from one relationship to another — some within a month — saying she found a “comfort zone” being monogamous. Charlize The 36-year-old Theron dated actor Stuart Theron Townsend for nearly 10 years before their breakup in 2010. She said she pulled back on her career as an effort to save the union when the relationship began to go downhill, calling that “the priority” and that she “wouldn’t do it any different way.” Theron is now ready to work with the romantic comedy “Young Adult” written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman. It opens Dec. 16. The December issue of Vogue magazine goes on sale Nov. 22.
Firm seeks Alaska Army wives for TV show A new reality television show is looking for cast members in Alaska. 44 Blue Productions is seeking people for “Army Wives of Alaska.” The company has produced shows such as “The True Story of Black Hawk Down,”“U.S. Navy Pirate Hunters” and “Cell Dogs.” Army Alaska is supporting the show and will host the production company when staff members interview spouses this month. Company co-owner Stephanie Dachkovitch said she was an “Army kid” herself and her mother was an Army wife. She said her company wants to show military spouses in extraordinary conditions, and the company will seek spouses of military personnel in different units and ranks.
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Trailer with 16 tons of seafood stolen Some people are just shellfish. State police said a trailer holding more than 16 tons of seafood was stolen over the weekend from a central Pennsylvania truck stop. The refrigerated trailer filled with 33,000 pounds of food was taken late Friday or sometime Saturday. State police at Newport are investigating. The trailer is owned by California-based Western Star Transport.
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama said the colorful Hawaiian aloha shirts are out when it comes to world leaders. Obama on Sunday chose not to continue a tradition started by President Bill Clinton nearly two decades ago. The 21 leaders at the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum in Obama’s native Hawaii were photographed together in the customary, stodgy presidential wear — neckties and dark suits — not the casual aloha shirts that many were hoping to see them in. There wasn’t even a single floral lei. “I got rid of the Hawaiian shirts because I looked at pictures of some of the previous APEC meetings and some of the garb that appeared previously and I thought this might be a tradition that we might want to break,” Obama said late Sunday. “I suggested to leaders, we gave them a shirt and I promise you if they wanted to wear it that would have been fine but I didn’t hear a lot of complaints about breaking precedent.” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stood out by contrast with her white jacket and reddish blouse. The leaders smiled for the quick shot for a sea of photographers amid a backdrop of tropical trees and the sparkling, blue Pacific Ocean. As the leaders walked toward the APEC photo platform, Chilean President Sebastian Piqera Echenique even asked, “Where are the Hawaiian shirts?” “We are ending that tradition,” Obama replied. Heads of states have posed together in the traditional costumes of the host nation each year at APEC, often making it one of the lighter and memorable moments of the forum. The tradition began the last time the United States hosted APEC. In 1993, Clinton handed out bomber jackets for leaders to wear in their commemorative group photo in the Seattle area. The custom continued through the years: silk tangzhuang jackets in China; long, flowing hanboks in South Korea; ponchos in Peru and sailing jackets in New Zealand. Photos of leaders in aloha attire could’ve been a golden opportunity to market touri s m - d e p e n d e n t H awa i i . The shirts are a symbol of the multicultural history of Hawaii and widely accepted here for everyone from tourists sipping umbrellaadorned drinks by the beach to bureaucrats in downtown.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, far left, and President Barack Obama, right, laugh as they brush their hair during the
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit Sunday in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and President George W. Bush wear traditional silk jackets during an APEC leaders summit in Shanghai in 2001.
Heads of states have posed together in the traditional costumes of the host nation each year at APEC, often making it one of the lighter and memorable moments of the forum. The tradition began the last time the United States hosted APEC. In 1993, Clinton handed out bomber jackets for leaders to wear in their commemorative group photo in the Seattle area. Obama hinted that he would skip the shirts at a dinner Saturday. “Two years ago, when I was in Singapore and it was announced that we would be hosting the APEC Summit
here in Honolulu, I promised that you would all have to wear aloha shirts or grass skirts,” Obama told the leaders. “But I was persuaded by our team to perhaps break tradition, and so we have
not required you to wear your aloha shirts, although I understand that a few of you have tried them on for size, and we may yet see you in them in the next several days.” While the Asia-Pacific leaders didn’t don the shirts, there was plenty of aloha around. The APEC host committee had more than 2,000 special APEC aloha shirts made for volunteers. Some Honolulu police officers assigned to crowd control also wore aloha shirts. The shirts first emerged in Hawaii in the 1930s and became accepted business wear in the islands by the 1960s. Designs often carry patterns or fabrics representing many of the Asia-Pacific cultures found here and feature scenes of Hawaii. They have been worn for decades by celebrities and politicians visiting the islands, from Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon. Obama, however, isn’t the first to skip the tradition. Last year, the host nation Japan skipped the ritual for the first time. Officials cited a tight schedule, and said tight-fitting traditional kimonos might not be suitable for a photo session. The leaders instead wore jackets, slacks, and shirts without neckties to their photo. All eyes will now be on next year’s APEC host, Russia, to see if it revives the tradition and dresses the leaders in rubashka shirts or ushanka fur hats.
Thibodaux man wins $1M in Louisiana Lottery BATON ROUGE (AP) — A 70-year-old Thibodaux man is the Louisiana Lottery’s latest millionaire. Robert Thibodaux Sr. said he regularly buys $5 worth of tickets every Saturday — two Lotto tickets, two Powerball tickets and one Easy 5 ticket. For the Oct. 29 drawing, the store clerk accidentally added the Power Play option to both of his Powerball plays and rather than refuse the tickets, he paid the extra $2 to cover the difference. That
After learning of his luck, Robert Thibodaux Sr. said he ‘went to bed a nutria and woke up a mink!’ option increases any nonjackpot prize up to five times. And what a difference it made. When his wife, Brenda, checked the winning numbers the next day, she found that he had matched all five white ball numbers. He thought he’d won about $20,000. But in fact, he hit $200,000 — five times — for the $1 million jackpot.
After learning of his luck, Thibodaux said he “went to bed a nutria and woke up a mink!” Last week, Thibodaux arrived at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim his prize. He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. Shop Rite (hash)51 in Thibodaux, which sold
the ticket, will get a bonus of $10,000 — 1 percent of the prize — for selling him the winning ticket. Brenda Thibodaux had said if she ever won the lottery, she would “bulldoze her house and build a new one.” Her husband, a commissioner on the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District, agreed that a new home on the bayou would be in their future. The winning lottery numbers were: 11, 16, 40, 51, 56 and Powerball 38.
Gulfport hoping free concerts lure business GULFPORT (AP) — Gulfport city officials are investing in music, buying a portable stage and planning free concerts to build on the success of the Gulfport Music Festival. The first concert in the Gulfport City Stage Concert Series, on Saturday, featured Tim Reynolds, lead guitarist for the Dave Mathews Band. City officials say George Porter Jr. will perform Feb. 11, and Tab Benoit on April 14.
George Porter Jr.
“We hope to take that momentum that was built
during the music festival and continue it throughout the year and lead up to the second music festival in May,” city spokesperson Ryan LaFontaine said. He said they hope the free concerts will draw people downtown. “After the show, we hope they have a bite to eat, maybe have a few drinks at one of our places here in downtown,” said LaFontaine. He said officials hope that
the experience will be enough to draw people back to downtown again and again. Sponsors and some city money pays the artists’ fees. “We catch them on tour, and they’re happy to come here. They know about Gulfport. And they come here, and they see what we did with the music festival and word spreads fast,” said LaFontaine.
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Family allows girl’s birthday to be lost to 9/11 Dear Abby: Sept. 11 was the 10th birthday of our neighbors’ little girl, “Megan.” At church that day there was a lovely memorial prayer for the victims of 9/11, but no mention of Megan’s birthday among the other special occasions of the week. Megan’s family went to the cemetery, put flowers on the memorial there and then went home. There was no party or cake for Megan. When I took over a card and a small gift, her mom thanked me but said the day was too sad for Megan to celebrate her birthday. She said they had never done so, not even on an alternate date. I don’t know this family very well. They’re new to the neighborhood. But I was flabbergasted that they would act this way. When I asked about the birthdays of the other family members, I was told that since none of them fall on a “bad day” they are celebrated with parties, gifts and everything. Megan was allowed to
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accept my gift and thanked me, but her mom made it clear this was to be an exception to the rule. Abby, what gives? — Completely Baffled in Wyoming Dear Completely Baffled: I have no idea. That family’s behavior is bizarre. What could possibly be gained by punishing a child for being born on a particular day? What you have described isn’t respect for a day that was tragic for our country; it is cruelty to an innocent child. Dear Abby: My wife and I disagree about what we should do on our date nights away from our daughters. She’s nine years younger than I am. I don’t feel comfortable going to dance clubs. I don’t like
BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Whereas sometimes it is smart not to reveal your plans prematurely, today it might be wise to let others know where you’re heading. Get them working with you, not against you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — In order to get others to readily forgive any infractions you have made, you need to hope you’ve been merciful with them in the past. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t expect those who haven’t been supportive of your positions in the past to suddenly be so today. Be prepared to proceed without them. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A negative attitude will not only make matters worse for you today, but it is likely to be extremely annoying to your associates as well. Try to change your outlook. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t get drawn into putting good money after bad again; you’ve made this mistake in the past. If something didn’t work before, why would you think it would now? Aries (March 21-April 19) — Be careful about entering into a partnership arrangement with someone who owes more than he or she can handle. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — How you phrase things can either make you or break you today. The wrong choice of words could quickly anger someone who would otherwise be a supporter. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be the first one to generously ante up your fair share of costs for an outing with friends today. Holding back to see what others are giving could seem like you’re being cheap. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Before getting involved in something that is too opulent for your taste, check with someone who has been there. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your very nature is adventurous and courageous, yet today small doubts could intimidate you from moving forward on something you’ve never tried. Get back in character. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your tolerance for people who tend to be takers rather than givers will be at a very low ebb. If you’re forced to work with them today, cross words could be exchanged. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Without meaning to, you could make others think you’re competing against them instead of working with them.
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am in the process of selecting a college because I will graduate this coming June. I am a good student, but when I go to college I also want to have an enjoyable social life in addition to receiving a good education. Both of my parents are graduates of Harvard, and they want me to apply at either Harvard or Yale. When I complained, they expanded their list to include Princeton, Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I told them that I didn’t want to attend an Ivy League school, and it almost broke their hearts. They are very depressed. Now they say that they don’t care where I go to college, and they have even said they don’t even care if I get a job pumping gas and forget all about getting a degree. I am being treated like the black sheep of the family. Help! — Justin, Geneva, Ill. Justin: It’s important that students choose a college or university that best suits their individual needs. It would be unwise for you to go to a college that you do not want to attend for whatever reason. Discuss your problem with your school counselor, and then have the counselor set up a meeting with your parents. The Ivy League schools provide an excellent opportunity to gain a topflight education, and students there do have active social lives. But there are also two prestigious educational institutions in your home state that you might enjoy — the University of Chicago and Knox College in Galesburg. Both have superior academic reputations and wonderful social agendas. If possible, have your parents visit both campuses with you. I feel they will be highly impressed. Dr. Wallace: I am a 16-year-old guy. About six months ago, my girlfriend and I became sexually active. At the same time, my face started breaking out. Now, I’ve got a mild case of acne. Is it possible that I’ve gotten acne because I’m sexually active? My friend said the two were related. - Nameless, Gary, Ind. Nameless: There is no connection between acne and sex. According to Dr. Jeffrey Lauber, a Southern California dermatologist, there are a lot of myths concerning acne, but there is no reason to blame a bad complexion on foods, dirt, guilt or sexual activity. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.
crowds, fighting to get the bartender’s attention for a drink or dancing with 25-year-olds. I’d prefer listening to live music, staying home and enjoying an empty house or going somewhere quiet for dinner. My wife thinks what I like is “boring” and this is creating issues in our marriage. I want her to be happy and for both of us to enjoy each other’s company. We’re having a difficult time finding a compromise. I feel like I’ll never live up to her standards of what’s fun and entertaining. Any suggestions? — Date Night Dilemma in Chicago Dear Dilemma: Yes, two of them. The first is to take turns choosing what you’ll do on your date nights, so that you both have some of what you want. The second is to find some new activities you can enjoy as a couple. Shared interests will help you grow together. Dear Abby: A woman at work is having a baby. I didn’t get around to contributing to
her group gift. I also didn’t sign the card or mention my omission at the time of the baby shower. A few days later I received a thank-you note. The motherto-be obviously assumed I contributed. Money is extremely tight right now. Saving the $20 I was going to spend will help my budget. I don’t think anyone picked up on my faux pas. Should I keep quiet? — Conflicted in Minnesota Dear Conflicted: You didn’t commit a faux pas; you chose to abstain. I see no reason to announce that you didn’t participate in the baby gift. Not contributing because it would have caused financial strain wasn’t a breach of etiquette; it was prudent. If your name wasn’t on the gift card, you misled no one.
• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Fact is, no one knows true cause of yawning Dear Doctor K: I’ve been yawning a lot lately, and it got me thinking about what causes this phenomenon. Does anyone know why we yawn, and do you have any idea why yawns seem to be contagious? Dear Reader: Most people yawn several times per day, sometimes without even noticing it. In fact, almost all vertebrate animals yawn up to 10 times per hour, by some estimates. Yawning is most common in the early morning and late evening. What do these yawns mean? That you are tired? Bored? The fact is, we don’t know. It’s probably a myth that yawning always means you’re sleepy. People do often yawn as they are ready to go to sleep at night, but it also happens when we wake up in the morning and at other times of day. Nevertheless, I find myself yawning more often when I’m sleepy (or having trouble waking up). Yawns do seem to pass from person to person, as if they were contagious. What causes this? It’s probably the power of suggestion. We see someone yawn, and all of a sudden we also need to yawn. Maybe it’s a behavior that is programmed into us. Maybe it’s a way of showing someone else that we are connected and sympathetic to them. None of the theories about why we yawn have been proven. But there are still lots of theories, anyway. People used to think yawning meant our bodies weren’t getting enough oxygen, because yawning forces us to take in more air. But a study in 1987 debunked this theory. When volunteers were exposed to high oxygen levels, they didn’t yawn any less. Some believe that yawning stretches out the lungs and nearby tissues, preventing tiny airways in the lungs from collapsing. Yawning may also help make us more alert after a period of relaxation, because it’s associated with stretching of the muscles and joints and an increased heart rate. Both of those theories seem reasonable to me, particularly the first one. My red-flag question to you, if you were my patient, would be, Has your yawning increased beyond the normal amount recently? Believe it or not, yawning may be a sign of disease. Excessive yawning has been observed among people with multiple sclerosis, ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease), following radiation treatments and among people treated for Parkinson’s disease. Rarely, it may precede a migraine headache. Don’t misunderstand: If you find yourself yawning more often than usual, the chance that you have any of these diseases is still very small.
ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.
I raise this point only to say that when a patient tells me that he or she is yawning more often than usual, I look harder for other symptoms. That’s why I think that noticeable changes in the amount you yawn may be worth mentioning to your doctor. Or maybe you just need to get more sleep.
• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.
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side of a power line and the East side of a street; thence South 02 Degrees 47 Minutes East a distance of 27.01 feet; thence around a curve of 12.94 Degrees to a point lying South 03 Degrees 40 minutes West a distance of 105.5 feet; thence South 10 Degrees 06 Minutes West a distance of 12.05 feet; thence around a curve of 37.07 Degrees to a point lying South 07 Degrees 49 Minutes East a distance of 79.79 feet; thence South 25 Degrees 45 Minutes East a distance of 55.09 feet; thence around a curve of 9.35 Degrees to a point lying South 21 Degrees 05 Minutes East a distance of 103.78 feet to a point of beginning, and containing 2.89 acres of land and is located in Section 18, Township 16 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi. which has been levied on as the property of said Defendant, and which will be sold to satisfy the Judgment and all costs. This the 2nd day of November 2011. /s/ Martin Pace MARTIN PACE SHERIFF OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Publish: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28(4t)
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MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI November 09, 2011 2011-UA-352 MISSISSIPPI RIVER GAS, LLC GC120193700 IN RE: PETITION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A PROPOSED EXTENSION AND ENLARGEMENT OF CERTIFICATED AREA IN WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that on the 9th day of November, 2011, Mississippi River Gas, LLC filed with the Mississippi Public Service Commission the above referenced matter. Any person desiring to participate in or receive further notice of these proceedings is required under RP 6.121 of the Commission's Public Utility Rules of Practice and Procedure to file a written petition to intervene on or before twenty (20) days from the date of this Notice. This cause is returnable to the next regular meeting of the Commission to be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at the Mississippi Public Service Commission, 1st Floor, Woolfolk State Office Building, Jackson, Mississippi. This cause may be heard on said return date, if a hearing is necessary, or be subject to being set for disposition on a hearing date not less than twenty (20) days from the date of publication of this Notice. If protest, answer or other appropriate pleading is on file in response to this matter, the Commission will consider same on said hearing date. WITNESS MY HAND AND THE OFFICIAL SEAL of the Mississippi Public Service Commission, on this, the 9th day of November, 2011. _______________________ BRIAN U. RAY Executive Secretary (SEAL) Publish: 11/14(1t)
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ESTATE OF THEODORE LEVI, DECEASED NO. 2011-138 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 31st day of October, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi to the undersigned Executor of the ESTATE OF THEODORE LEVI, DECEASED, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this Notice, or they will be forever barred. This the 8th day of November, 2011. /s/ Stephen D. Golding, Executor of the Estate of Theodore Levi, Deceased /s/ Leonard C. Martin Leonard C. Martin BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ Post Office Box 14167 Jackson, Mississippi 39236 Telephone: (601) 351-2400 State Bar #1897 Publish: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 (3t)
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF JEFFREY DONALD DRYDEN, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2011141PR NATALIE RAE DRYDEN, EXECUTRIX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having been appointed Executrix of the Estate Jeffrey Donald Dryden, Deceased, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 2nd day of November 2011, on this day gives notice to all persons having a claim against the said Estate to have the same probated and registered by the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, within ninety (90) days after the date of the first publication of this notice, and a failure to probate and register a claim within ninety (90) days from said first date of publication will bar the claim forever. WITNESS my signature on this the 2nd day of November 2011. /s/ Natalie Rae Dryden NATALIE RAE DRYDEN Publish: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 (3t)
SEALED BIDS for furnishing Excavator and Tilt Trailer will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, December 05, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in an Adjourned Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, December 05, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 11/14, 11/21(2t)
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE UNDER A WRIT OF EXECUTION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN By virtue of a writ of execution, to me directed, in the Judgment of Southern Pipe & Supply Co., Inc., Plaintiff, versus Mitchell Chad Barrett, Defendant, being #09, 0359-CO upon the docket of the County Court of Warren County, Mississippi, dated 5 August 2009 for $15,800.32 plus interest on each of the past- due invoices at the rate of 18% per annum from 31 January 2009 on $15,264.34 and from 28 February 2009 on $615.98 until paid in full, plus 20% upon the then due principal and accrued interest attorney fee, together with cost of court, to me directed by said Court, I will on 29th day of November 2011, at the front door, (West door) of the new Court House of Warren County in the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, at 11:45 o'clock AM, expose to sell, at public outcry, to the highest and best bidder for cash, all the right, interest and claim the Defendant, Mitchell Chad Barrett has in and to the following described tract or parcel of land, lying, being and situate in Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to writ: Begin at the Northwest corner of Lot 45, Willow Creek Subdivision, Part 2, as recorded in plat in Plat Book 3, Page 4 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run North 63 Degrees 53 Minutes East a distance of 174.80 feet; thence North 41 Degrees 01 Minutes East a distance of 298.39 feet; thence due North a distance of 88.01 feet, more or less, thence North 81 Degrees 00 Minutes West a distance of 357.33 feet, more or less; thence South 40 Degrees 00 Minutes West a distance of 100.24 feet, more or less, to a point located on the West side of a power line and the East side of a street; thence South 02 Degrees 47 Minutes East a distance of 27.01 feet; thence around a curve of 12.94 Degrees to a point lying South 03 Degrees 40 minutes West a distance of 105.5 feet; thence South 10 Degrees 06 Minutes West a distance of 12.05 feet; thence around a curve of 37.07 Degrees to a point lying South 07 Degrees 49 Minutes East a distance of 79.79 feet; thence South 25 Degrees 45 Minutes East a distance of 55.09 feet; thence around a curve of 9.35 Degrees to a point lying South 21 Degrees 05 Minutes East a distance of 103.78 feet to a point of beginning, and containing 2.89 acres of land and is located in Section 18, Township 16 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi. which has been levied on as the property of said Defendant, and which will be sold to satisfy the Judgment and all costs. This the 2nd day of November 2011. /s/ Martin Pace MARTIN PACE SHERIFF OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Publish: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28(4t)
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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) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 15th day of November, 2004, and acknowledged on the 15th day of November, 2004, Latricia D. Rawls, an unmarried woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto CTC Real Estate Services, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, 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 1501 at Page 383 Number 216946; and WHEREAS, on the 21st day of June, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-15, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1524 at Page 302 Number 200161; and WHEREAS, on the 5th day of May, 2005, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1376 at Page 646 Number 221384; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 5th day of December, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That part of Section 7, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as the Carpenter Tract as described in Book 436 at Page 27 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence South 66 degrees 48 minutes East along the South line of Halls Ferry Road a distance of 121.9 feet thence continuing along the South line of Halls Ferry Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; South 66 degrees 34 minutes East, 121.8 feet; South 67 degrees 25 minutes East 199.9 feet; South 70 degrees 52 minutes East, 232.9 feet; thence leaving said Halls Ferry Road; run South 13 degrees 35 minutes East, 161.4 feet; thence South 28 degrees, 07 minutes East, 78.7 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described, being the Northwest corner of said property being a point on the South line of proposed street, and from said point of beginning run thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, 145.8 feet; thence South 41 degrees 05 minutes West, 66.0 feet; thence South 38 degrees, 17 minutes West, 97.5 feet; thence North 59 degrees 01 minutes West, 169.0 feet; thence North 37 degrees 58 minutes East, 76.9 feet; thence North 50 degrees 20 minutes East, 41.2 feet; thence 52 degrees 10 minutes East 71.0 feet to the Point of Beginning, being what is known as Lot 11 of Wood Glen Subdivision. Also: A right of way and easement over and across a strip of land described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as
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2011. Proposals must be the undersigned so to do, on submitted in a sealed the 5th day of December, envelope and plainly 2011, I will during the lawful marked: REQUEST FOR hours of between 11:00 a.m. PROPOSAL B VICKSBURG and 4:00 p.m., at publicNovember Monday, 14, 2011 SKATE PARK AND outcry, offer for sale and will WALKING/JOGGING TRAIL sell, at the west front door of DESIGN. Proposals to be the Warren County opened at an adjourned Courthouse at Vicksburg, board meeting of the Mayor Mississippi, for cash to the and Aldermen at 10:00 a.m. highest bidder, the following Is the one you on December 22, 2011. described land and property Those submitting Proposals situated in Warren County, love are cautioned that the City Mississippi, to-wit: hurting you? Clerk does not receive the That part of Section 7, Call daily U.S. Mail on or before Township 15 North, Range 4 9:00 a.m. Bids will be East, described as follows, Haven House Family time-stamped upon receipt to-wit: Shelter according to City Clerk's time Beginning at the Northwest 601-638-0555 or clock. corner of what is known as The Mayor and Aldermen of the Carpenter Tract as 1-800-898-0860 the City of Vicksburg reserve described in Book 436 at Services available to the right to reject any/or all Page 27 of the Land women & children who are proposals and waive any Records of Warren County, victims of informality. Mississippi, and run thence domestic violence and/or NOTE: SELECTED South 66 degrees 48 homeless: Shelter, counPROFESSIONAL DESIGN minutes East along the seling, group support. PERSON, FIRM OR South line of Halls Ferry (Counseling available by CORPORATION WILL BE Road a distance of 121.9 PROHIBITED FROM appt.) feet thence continuing along BIDDING ON THE the South line of Halls Ferry CONSTRUCTION PHASE Road, South 67 degrees 05 OF THIS PROJECT. minutes East, 112.2 feet; KEEP UP WITH all the /s/Walter Osborne South 66 degrees 34 local news and sales. City Clerk minutes East, 121.8 feet; Subscribe to The Publish: 11/14, 11/21(2t) South 67 degrees 25 Vicksburg Post Today! minutes East 199.9 feet; Call 601-636-4545, South 70 degrees 52 ask for Circulation. minutes East, 232.9 feet; thence leaving said Halls Runaway Ferry Road; run South 13 Are you 12 to 17? degrees 35 minutes East, Don't miss a thing! Alone? Scared? 161.4 feet; thence South 28 Subscribe to Call 601-634-0640 anydegrees, 07 minutes East, The Vicksburg Post 78.7 feet to the Point of time or 1-800-793-8266 TODAY!! Beginning of the parcel of We can help! Call 601-636-4545, land herein described, being One child, Circulation. the Northwest corner of said one day at a time. property being a point on the South line of proposed street, and from said point of beginning run thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, â€œCredit problems? 145.8 feet; thence South 41 No problem!â€? degrees 05 minutes West, LOST A DOG? No way. The Federal 66.0 feet; thence South 38 Found a cat? Let The Trade Commission says degrees, 17 minutes West, Vicksburg Post help! no company can legally 97.5 feet; thence North 59 Run a FREE 3 day ad! remove accurate and timely degrees 01 minutes West, 601-636-SELL or e-mail information from your credit 169.0 feet; thence North 37 classifieds@vicksburg report. Learn about managdegrees 58 minutes East, post.com ing credit and debt at 76.9 feet; thence North 50 ftc.gov/credit degrees 20 minutes East, A message from 41.2 feet; thence 52 degrees The Vicksburg Post 10 minutes East 71.0 feet to and the FTC. the Point of Beginning, being what is known as Lot 11 of â€œACEâ€? Wood Glen Subdivision. Best Deal in Town Truck Driver Training Also: A right of way and When a little help is easement over and across a With a Difference strip of land described as Job Placement Asst. all you need, follows: Day, Night & Refresher Call the people Beginning at the Northwest Classes corner of what is known as you can count Get on the Road NOW! the Carpenter Tract as Call 1-888-430-4223 on at described in Book 436 at MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 Page 27 of the Land EMERGENCY CA$H Records of Warren County, Byrum- 601-373-7661 CONSTRUCTION COMMississippi, and run thence Clinton- 601-924-7400 PANY IS Looking for South 66 degrees 40 dump truck drivers and Vicksburg- 601-638-7000 minutes East along the heavy equipment operaSouth line of Halls Ferry tors. Interested applicants Road a distance of 121.9 please call 601-634-8979 feet; thence continuing along Center For or fax resume to 601-634the South line of Halls Ferry 8978. Pregnancy Choices Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; Free Pregnancy Tests DENTAL/ MEDICAL (non-medical facility) thence South 70 degrees 52 Assistant requires warm, minutes East, 232.9 feet to Âˇ Education on All stable, outgoing person that the Point of Beginning of the Options desires challenge. Must be easement herein described, Âˇ Confidential Counenthusiastic and enjoy being a point on the South seling working with a supportive line of Halls Ferry Road; run Call 601-638-2778 team. Dental/ medical thence South 13 degrees 35 experience helpful but not for appt minutes East, 161.4 feet; required. thence South 28 degrees 07 www.vicksburgpregnanminutes East, 70.7 feet; Send resumes to: cy.com thence South 51 degrees 24 Dept. 3769 minutes East, 145.8 feet; The Vicksburg Post ENDING HOMELESSthence South 43 degrees 04 P.O. Box 821668 NESS. WOMEN with chilminutes East, 134.4 feet; Vicksburg, MS 39182 dren or without are you in thence South 40 degrees 08 need of shelter? Mountain minutes East, 129.6 feet; HEY! NEED CASH NOW? of Faith Ministries/ Womthence North 58 degrees 15 We buy JUNK CARS, minutes East, 50 feet; thence en's Restoration Shelter. VANS, SUVâ€™S, TRUCKS, North 40 degrees 55 minutes Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coachWest, 128 feet; thence North SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY ing available by appoint- EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY 42 degrees 30 minutes ment. West, 144 feet; thence North TRUCKS & TRAILERS. 50 degrees 55 minutes HEY! NEED CASH West, 146 feet; thence North Whether your junk is runNOW? We buy junk cars, 31 degrees 15 minutes ning or not, & PAY YOU vans, SUVs, heavy equipWest, 57 feet; thence North CASH NOW. Call today, ment and more! Call today, 11 degrees 25 minutes we'll come pick them up we'll come pick your junk up West, 60 feet; thence North with money in hand! 1-80009 degrees 13 minutes with CASH in hand! 826-8104. West, 69.6 feet to a point on 1-800-826-8104 the South right of way line of Halls Ferry Road, thence Classified Advertising along said right of way line really brings big results! No matter what type of North 77 degrees, 09 work youâ€™re seeking, the minutes West, 64.4 feet to Classifieds can help you the point of beginning. find it! I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Temporary Landscape Laborers, 5 openings, this 8th day of November, 3/1/12 to 12/30/12, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau work sites: Warren County mow grass, trim edges Substitute Trustee using weed eater or by hand, plant flowers, rake and 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 remove debris from lawns, lawn maintenance. Use (318) 330-9020 hand and power tools and equipment. Trim shrubs, DMM/F05-0844 Publish: 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 irrigation systems maintenance. Employer will provide (3t)
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11. Business Opportunities
RESUMES ARE CURRENTLY being accepted for a pressman. Experience is preferred; mechanical skills are required. Some night, weekend work is required. Position includes benefits. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to: Dept. 3768, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.
$2500.00 SIGN ON BONUS MIDSOUTH REGIONAL CARRIER SEEKING DRIVERS 95% HOME WEEKENDS BENEFITS AVAILABLE RIDER PROGRAM CLASS A CDL 2 YEARS VERIFIABLE
CALL: DANCOR TRANSIT, INC. 866-677-4333 M-F 8 TO 5 WWW.DANCORTRANSIT.COM
VenuWorks, Inc., www.venuworks.com, seeks an experienced Executive Director for the Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium. The venues feature a 25,500 square foot convention center/ exhibition hall and 900 seat auditorium. Applicants must be skilled in providing direction in programming, fund raising, financial management and all aspects of managing a public assembly facility. Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study. At least 5 years experience and Certified Facility Manager (CFE) designation preferred. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for those with disabilities. Please submit resume, application letter and salary history, in confidence, to: Human Resources Director by November 16, 2011. VenuWorks, P.O. Box 625, Ames, IA 50010 or e-mail to: email@example.com EOE
Classifieds Really Work!
HISTORIC SCENIC DOWNTOWN 14 brick Marie Apartments. Refinished hardwood floors. $325,000. 601-636-7107. firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Schools & Instruction EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185. www.Centura.us.com WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.
14. Pets & Livestock
GORGEOUS SHIH-TZU BABIES. Lots of colors, already paper trained. $200. Tracey 601-630-6185.
Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â€˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â€˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.
Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631
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2011 BABYâ€™S FIRST CHRISTMAS!
07. Help Wanted
NOTICE TO PROPOSER The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will receive PROPOSALS on the following: A VICKSBURG SKATE PARK AND WALKING/ JOGGING TRAIL DESIGN @ All Proposals must be received by the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 on or prior to 9:00 AM CST, December 22, 2011. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and plainly marked: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL B VICKSBURG SKATE PARK AND WALKING/JOGGING TRAIL DESIGN. Proposals to be opened at an adjourned board meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen at 10:00 a.m. on December 22, 2011. Those submitting Proposals are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any/or all proposals and waive any informality. NOTE: SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DESIGN PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM BIDDING ON THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THIS PROJECT. /s/Walter Osborne City Clerk Publish: 11/14, 11/21(2t)
11. Business Opportunities
Be sure to include your baby in the Vicksburg Postâ€™s Christmas Photo Special.
transportation from warehouse to job sites. Days of work and hours of work will vary. References required. Simmons Lawn Service Inc. will offer a wage of at least $8.06 hour. Simmons Lawn Service Inc. may be required to offer a wage of $10.60 for work performed on or after 11/30/11. Fax application to 601 279-6227
Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement
Vans â€˘ Cars â€˘ Trucks â€˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ€˘
AUTO â€˘ HOME â€˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â€˘ 601-661-0900
BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â€˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â€˘ Mud Jacking
$20 per photo Call for more details! 601-636-7355
Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded
Jon Ross 601-638-7932
SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY â€˘ Business Cards â€˘ Letterhead â€˘ Envelopes â€˘ Invoices â€˘ Work Orders â€˘ Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180
Simmons Lawn Service
Professional Services & Competitive Prices â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Septic Systems â€˘ Irrigation: Install & Repair â€˘ Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed â€˘ Bonded â€˘ Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341
PATRIOTIC â€˘ FLAGS â€˘ BANNERS â€˘ BUMPER STICKERS â€˘ YARD SIGNS
Show Your Colors!
River City Dirt Work, LLC â€˘ Dozer / Trackhoe Work â€˘ Dump Truck â€˘ â€˘ Bush Hogging â€˘ Box Blade â€˘ Demolition â€˘ Debris Removal â€˘ Hydro Seeding â€˘ Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally â€˘ Gravel â€˘ Sand â€˘ Rock Res. & Com. â€˘ Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894
All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !
To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Vicksburg Post
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We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.
Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Deadlines Ads to appear Deadline Ads to appear Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday
14. Pets & Livestock www.pawsrescuepets.org
If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.
New to Vicksburg...
CHA Certified Riding Instructor and Trainer
Tim Anderson 228-697-2120 Western and English
15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged” in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545. NATCHEZ GUN SHOW, Saturday, November 19, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, November 20, 10am-5pm at the Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street, Natchez, MS. Clip this ad for $1 off, not valid with any other offer- $6 admission.
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!
Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday
18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.
HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376. KIND BEDROOM SUITE $450 or best offer, Lift recliner $350, Lawn Boy mower $50. 601-831-7199.
THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”
18. Miscellaneous For Sale 18-21 INCH cut seasoned Red Oak firewood, split for easy handling. $70 per ½ cord, $130 per cord. Delivered. 601-415-8970. 2005 TOSHIBA 65 inch High Defintion TV. $400. 601-638-2833, 601-2182160. 3 CUSHION ROSE sofa. Comfortable, good condition $100. Call after 5pm, 601-634-0958.
3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!
THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.
AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Interior or exterior. Quality work, references. 601-2180263.
Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109
•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782
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. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948.
1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, or sell $150,000. 2606 Oak Street, 2 bedrooms, computer room, $750. 732768-5743.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050.
28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Furnished, utilities/ cable/ internet/ laundry room provided. $900 per month. 601-415-9027 or 601-415-7974. 1001 ½ FIRST EAST. 1 Bedroom, total electric, appliances furnished, central heat. $200 deposit, $325 monthly. 601-638-8295.
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT with fireplace and washer/ dryer connections. Available now. Call Cannongate Apartments, 601-6348422. 2 BEDROOM SPACIOUS apartment, Downtown area, $650 monthly. Cable included. Immediate occupancy. 601-4462957.
THE COVE Stop looking, Start living! $0 deposit for November Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.
Chris Steele/ Owner
(INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 email@example.com
BE A PART OF Baby's First Christmas. Call for more details: 601-636-7355. ELECTRIC VIBRATING CHAISE CHASE lounge chair tan, vinyl. $100 or best offer. 601818-6166 leave message.
READ THE CLASSIFIEDS daily!
BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community
• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com
501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg
CONVENIENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION. 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, central heat/ air, washer/ dryer hookups. $800 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-529-8002 COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.
CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.
Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville and
VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752
www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com
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. 3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATH, very private location, $675 monthly plus deposit. Serious inquiries. 601-415-0784. 331 SHADY LANE. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, remodeled condition. $775/ month, $775 deposit. 605 RIGBY STREET, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, remodeled condition. $675/ month, $675 deposit. Broker/ Owner. Must 1-888-919-3222, must leave message or visit CICrentals.com leave message, or visit CICrentals.com 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath. Formal living/ dining, hardwood floors. Available December 1st.. $1150/ month, 601-831-0066, please leave message.
31. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Washer/ Dryer. All electric, No pets, $450 month, $200 deposit. 601-638-6239.
32. Mobile Homes For Sale
Internet Place your classified line ad at
Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.
Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.
34. Houses For Sale
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net
Licensed in MS and LA
Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180
601-638-2231 LUCKETT COMPOUND. DOWNTOWN 1 bedroom Central air/ heat, washer and dryer. $625 monthly. References and deposit required. 601-529-8002.
Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments
16X80 3 BEDROOM 2 bath, $8,000. Must be moved. 1 1/3 ACRE FOR sale $8,000. Call for appointment. 601-631-2268. 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.
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.
SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. Meadowbrook Properties, 601-619-9789.
CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.
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29. Unfurnished Apartments
NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at
The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921
35. Lots For Sale 1 1/3 ACRE FOR sale $8,000. 16X80 3 BEDROOM 2 bath mobile home for sale, $8,000. Must be moved. Call for appointment. 601-631-2268. LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292.
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!
601-636-6490 EAGLE LAKE 1.5 story, waterfront, 2 acres, shop, deck, pier, 1600 square feet, apartment downstairs. “Anxious Seller.” BETTE PAUL WARNER
601-218-8200 McMillin Real Estate www.lakehouse.com
Equal Housing Opportunity
1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.
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.
BEATUIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCATION. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Central air/ heat. Washer and dryer $750 monthly. Deposit and references required. 601529-8002.
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
26. For Rent Or Lease
LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.
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2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 1 BEDROOM $425 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.
RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS
Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.
Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.
MULTI PURPOSE OFFICE/ Warehouse building. 4000 square feet. 5537 Fisher Ferry Road. $800 monthly. 601-638-3211 or 601-831-1921.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC
Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL.
30. Houses For Rent
HOLIDAY CLEANING GOT you down? We can help! Home/ Office, efficient/ reasonable/ dependable.1-601-826-7001 (local).
River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28
29. Unfurnished Apartments
DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.
I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.
Classified Ad Rates
26. For Rent Or Lease
SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.
PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.
19. Garage & Yard Sales
Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday
24. Business Services
D & D TREE CUTTING
RED OAK FIREWOOD. Delivered and unloaded for $75 per load. 601-5299279.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
What's going on in Vicksburg? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce
Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).
WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.
Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
21. Boats, Fishing Supplies
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.
Classified Display Deadlines
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
REAL ESTATE, INC
601-636-0502 Classified Advertising really brings big results!
29. Unfurnished Apartments
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 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!
29. Unfurnished Apartments
MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity
S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT
601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333
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
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