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Vote count winding down; tax incumbent ahead Gap widens in race for chancery clerk

Port Gibson mayor heads into election unopposed

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The last 107 absentee ballots from the Nov. 8 general election were expected to decide a winner in the Warren County tax collector’s race as a vote count enters its fourth day. With 607 absentees from 20 of the county’s 22 precincts tallied, incumbent Antonia Flaggs-Jones had 7,493

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votes to 7,456 for Republican Patty Mekus. Jones’ lead grew slightly since Monday following results from four precincts Tuesday — two of which were Vicksburg Junior High School and

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American Legion, where she won 74 percent of the vote on Election Day. Left to count are the Jett and Moose Lodge precincts, See Count, Page A7.

By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

Port Gibson Mayor Fred Reeves bested two opponents in the city’s Democratic primary election Tuesday, while a runoff will determine the candidate for

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DEATHS • Lillie Mae Pigott Brock • Dewitt Causey Jr. • Robert Louis Field • John Lawrence Greene • Louis C. Libbett

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1959: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway. 1960: Academy Awardwinning actor Clark Gable dies in Los Angeles at age 59. 1961: House Speaker Samuel T. Rayburn, 79, dies at his home in Bonham, Texas, having served as speaker since 1940 except for two terms as minority leader of the Democrats. 1981: On the ABC-TV soap opera “General Hospital,” Laura Webber (played by Genie Francis) marries Luke Spencer (played by Anthony Geary).

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Ward 6 alderman. Reeves will be unopposed in the Dec. 6 general election. He garnered 60 percent of the vote, nabbing 442 votes to Kenneth D. Ross’ 190, or 26 percent, and

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Pam Pugh of BancorpSouth leads a procession of foodfilled carts onto South Street Tuesday. The group was headed to the Storehouse Community Food Pantry at 907 South St., on the grounds of Crawford Street United Methodist. The pantry is experiencing a shortage, vol-

unteers have said, and BancorpSouth had wrapped up a food drive Tuesday. Following Pugh are Willie Hughes of the food pantry, Allen Hudspeth and Forbes Grogan, both of BancorpSouth, and Michael Lloyd, also with the food pantry.

Housing authority continues to screen director candidates By John Surratt jsurratt@vicksburgpost The Vicksburg Housing Authority Board of Directors is continuing to review resumes for an executive director. The board is seeking to replace Dannie Walker, who resigned in mid-August to take a similar job with the Ozark, Ala., Housing Authority. Walker, 52, had been the VHA’s executive director for two years. His last day was Sept. 7, and the board began advertising for the position soon after Walker announced his resignation. “We are trying to narrow the search for the director,” board chairman Christopher Barnett Sr. said after the board’s Tuesday night meeting. “We are still receiving and reviewing resumes.” Barnett said the board has interviewed six applicants and expects to interview more after Thanksgiving.

On the agenda The Vicksburg Housing Authority board also: • Approved the minutes of the Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 meetings. • Approved paying the October bills. • Learned there were 180 people on the waiting list for homes and six vacancies as of Oct. 31. Board member Jay Kilroy said the authority has received no applications for fivebedroom homes. He said VHA has 14 five-bedroom homes, and one is vacant. • Heard updates on the installation of security The board had anticipated hiring a new director by this month. Barnett declined to set a date. “We want to make sure we follow procedures and make

screens and storm doors on homes at Rolling Acres in north Vicksburg, and the installation of cluster mailboxes. Kilroy said the boxes have been installed at Rolling Acres and are being installed at the Cedars and Beechwood Estates complexes. Work began on the mailboxes in September. • Discussed buying uniforms for maintenance employees. VHA leases uniforms from G&K Services of Jackson. • Set the following holidays for employees: Thanksgiving, Nov. 24; Christmas, Dec. 26; and New Year’s, Jan. 2. sure the resumes are properly reviewed,” he said. In another matter, the board in executive session discussed the federally mandated “first strike” policy that

allows VHA officials to evict tenants for illegal drug and criminal activity. Barnett said the discussion was the result of questions by tenants in the wake of some recent evictions because of reported criminal or drug activity. “People believe it’s our policy,” he said, “but it’s federal law.” The policy was approved by Congress in 1996 to help housing authorities develop and enforce stricter screening and eviction regulations as a part of anti-drug and anti-crime initiatives in the housing complexes. It authorizes public housing authorities to evict any resident who is involved in criminal activity that threatens other residents, or is involved in any drug-related criminal activity either on or off the authority’s property, or illegally uses a drug or alcohol that may threaten other residents.

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour and key legislative leaders have decided the Legislature will have $4.6 billion to spend in fiscal 2013 that begins July 1. The figure could change dramatically before lawmakers complete their 2012 session in May. It represents the first framework for the budget — an estimate of how much money will be available. The action taken Tuesday by Barbour and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission reflects an estimated revenue growth of 0.7 percent over the current year. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, committee chairman and governor-elect, says because of slow growth and other sources of onetime money that must be replaced, the 2012 session will be another difficult one. “With the state economist saying we are more likely to be in a recession in Mississippi, we have to be very careful,” said Bryant. “We’re just gonna have to be very careful.” State Economist Darrin Webb, one of the experts who made the revenue estimate recommendation to legislators, said he fears economic troubles in Europe could throw a fragile U.S. economy back into recession. And he added the Mississippi economic recovery is even more fragile than that of the national recovery. “It appears Mississippi’s slow growth makes the risk of recession substantial,” Webb said. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, a member of the committee, voted against the recommendation. He says based on revenue estimates thus See Budget, Page A7.


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3 seek to overturn bribery convictions By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — Former attorney Paul Minor and two former judges have appealed their convictions in a Mississippi judicial bribery case and have asked a federal court to schedule oral arguments. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has not ruled on the request. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has not yet filed a response Minor was convicted of backing loans to the judges in exchange for favorable court rulings. The judges were convicted of taking bribes. Minor was first convicted of corruption charges in 2007 and sentenced to 11 years. He was re-sentenced in June to eight years because the 5th Circuit had vacated bribery convictions in 2009. The appeals court let some convictions stand, including racketeering for Minor. Former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield also were resen-

A Vicksburg man sought in an auto burglary at a downtown casino has been arrested, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said today. William Taylor, 48, 1312 China St., turned himself in at the police station Tuesday afternoon, Stewart said. He was being held without bond at the Issaquena

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NEW ORLEANS — The wave of Hispanics who flooded the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina doesn’t appear to have dampened Louisiana families’ demand for their children to get a French education. There’s a waiting list at all 29 of the state’s public French immersion programs, and at least one school — the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans — received more applications for its French program than ever before. Demand for Spanish language education remains strong, both for local use and as a language of interAmerican commerce. But even some Spanish-speakers are seeking French language education for their children. Gayle Perez, a native of New Orleans who grew up speaking Spanish because her parents are from Ecuador, has enrolled her son in ISL’s French program.

Texan found guilty of robbing N.O. bank NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury has found a 56-yearold Houston man guilty of a

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tenced to shorter terms. Teel is out of prison. In court documents filed this month, Minor argues that federal prosecutors didn’t prove that Minor got something in return for guaranteeing loans for Teel and Whitfield. Teel and Whitfield joined in Minor’s brief. Prosecutors said Minor guaranteed loans for the judges, then used cash and third par-

ties to pay off the debts. They said the judges then ruled in his favor in civil cases. Minor has said the loans were meant to help friends in times of need and that he expected nothing in return. Prosecutors said all three took extraordinary steps to hide the loans. Minor said the government failed to show that he bought any ruling with payments to

Teel or Whitfield nor did the government show that a different judge would have come to a different conclusion in the two cases cited by prosecutors. In a separate filing in October, Whitfield complained that his prison term was not reduced in the same proportion as Minor’s and Teel’s. Whitfield contends that could mean he will be in prison the longest of the three.

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from staff reports County Jail pending an initial court appearance. Taylor is accused of taking four fishing rods on Oct. 25 from a 1996 Chevrolet pickup that had been parked at the Grand Station Casino on Mulberry Street.

Mitsubishi missing from Letitia home A green 2002 four-door Mitsubishi Diamante was reported stolen Tuesday from a home in the 2300 block of Letitia Street, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The car, Mississippi tag WBM 022, was last seen at 4 p.m. Monday in the drive-

way of the home. Stewart said the car’s owner left the home Monday, and found it missing when she returned Tuesday.

Flintstone’s vitamins among missing items Prescription drugs were reported stolen about 5 p.m. Tuesday from a home on Beauregard Drive, Warren

County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Missing was a basket of bottles containing the drugs Lotrel, used to treat high blood pressure; Ritalin, for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Acyclovir, for chickenpox and shingles; Clarinex and Zyrtec, both antihistamines; and a bottle of Flintstone’s vitamins, for kids.

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2009 armed robbery of the Whitney Bank branch in downtown New Orleans. Abdel Rahim Muhammad was also found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Prosecutors said Muhammad entered the bank shortly after it opened on July 21, 2009. He disarmed the security guard and then demanded cash. A teller surrendered $7,049. Muhammad faces a possible life imprisonment for the bank robbery and up to 20 years for the money-laundering conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 29.

iff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and Louisiana State Police conducted the searches of the stores. Capt. Jay Ellerman said although the substances were outlawed, the manufacturers keep trying to circumvent the law by lacing their products with different chemicals. Ellerman said most synthetic marijuana seized tested positive for methcathinone, an illegal psychoactive stimulant, sometimes used as a recreational drug and that is considered addictive. Ellerman said 42-yearold Maurice Chatmon of Monroe was booked on three counts of possession of synthetic marijuana.

Synthetic pot seized in 13 stores in sting

Library denies consent for nativity scene

MONROE — A two-month investigation led to the execution of search warrants on 13 Ouachita Parish businesses accused of selling synthetic marijuana. In a coordinated effort Tuesday, members of the Metro Narcotics Unit, Ouachita Parish Sher-

SPRINGHILL — Plans to include a living nativity scene in the courtyard of the Springhill Branch Library have stirred controversy in this north Webster Parish city. Letha Dew, who’s leading Christmas season planning for the Main Street

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community program, said library officials refused to permit anything with “religious tones” on the library grounds. The nativity scene by a First Assembly of God youth group will be portrayed next month on the triangleshaped property at the head of Main Street owned by the city of Springhill. It will be among the numerous church, choir and handbell groups spread out up and down Main Street to entice visitors to walk the area and take part in the holiday spirit. “They said we could not have anything there that had religious icons or religious tones, but I understood her to say anything religiousbased or sponsored, which a nativity scene would be,” Dew said of her conversation with the unidentified library manager.

Lafayette bars lose appeals over levy LAFAYETTE — The owners of five bars in downtown Lafayette have lost appeals asking the City-Parish Council to overturn three-

day liquor license suspensions imposed for refusing to pay a special law-enforcement levy. The bar owners will now take the battle to district court in an attempt to overturn the ordinance requiring the bars to pay the special levy. Owners of The Rabbit Hole, Bootleggers, B.E.D. Niteclub and Lounge, Karma Niteclub and Lounge, and Guamas Restaurant all stopped paying the monthly fee required by Lafayette Consolidated Government to cover the costs of additional law-enforcement officers on certain nights to help with crowd control.

boil water Culkin A boil water alert has been issued for Culkin Water District customers from the 700 block to the 1300 block of Newit Vick Drive and on Choctaw Trail, Windy Lake Circle and all side streets. Residents should boil cooking and drinking water vigorously for two minutes before consumption.

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One lane of westbound Interstate 20 will be shut down until further notice due to cleanup from a wreck that happened Monday night near the Iowa Boulevard overpass, the Mississippi Department of Transportation says. A tractor trailer that had been hauling a 56-ton steel I-beam wrecked a little after 5 p.m. Monday, and westbound traffic was rerouted. No one was injured. The beam has been on the side of the road since. While the beam is being removed, the right lane of westbound I-20 might be closed as well, MDOT said. A restriction for vehicles more than 12 feet wide will remain in effect. Westbound vehicles with wide load permits will be notified at the Bovina scale.

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day; 3403 Pemberton Square Blvd.; 601-638-9040. Buck’s Country Playhouse — No Friday night supper; closed until Dec. 8 due to family reunion. Outlets at Vicksburg Tree Lighting — 3-9 p.m. Saturday; carriage rides, 3 p.m.; Miss Mississippi, 5 p.m.; lighting of tree by Santa and Mrs. Claus, 5:45; local performers, carolers, more; cameras welcome. 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. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by the Backwater Band; donations appreciated. Christmas Open House — 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 27; down-

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CLUBs Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Information Technology Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601-634-4174. Hester Flowers Garden Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; home of Harley Caldwell, 601-6363928. Vicksburg Optimist Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Malcolm Keown, past lieutenant governor, installing new officers; Toney’s Restaurant. Tougaloo College Alumni — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent — 7 p.m. Thursday; monthly meeting; home of the president. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Friday, election of offi-

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No convictions of driving under the influence were reported in either Vicksburg Municipal Court or Warren County Justice Court for the week ending Tuesday.

correction Mark-Austin Graves, who was featured in Sunday’s edition with his 14-pound watermelon, is the son of De’Shawn Graves and Zebedee Anderson. His parents’ names were misspelled. •

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BP loses two Gulf oil spill rulings on damages NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP has lost two big rulings in its fight to shield itself from potentially having to pay billions of dollars more in damages related to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, though the company was able to limit some of its future exposure. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that BP PLC is not entitled to coverage for the spill under insurance policies totaling $750 million held by Transocean Ltd., owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that

BP was leasing at the time of last year’s Gulf of Mexico disaster. “Because Transocean did not assume the oil pollution risks pertaining to the Deepwater Horizon Incident — BP did — Transocean was not required to name BP as an additional insured as to those risks,” U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier wrote in his ruling. “Because there is no insurance obligation as to those risks, BP is not an ‘insured’ .... for those risks. Therefore, BP is not entitled to the declarations of cover-

age it seeks.” Transocean praised the ruling. “The court’s decision speaks for itself, and if you work for Transocean, it’s a great read to boot,” spokesman Brian Kennedy said of the insurance ruling. The same judge ruled Monday that Alabama and Louisiana can pursue punitive damages against BP and other companies. The earlier ruling was not a total victory for Alabama and Louisiana: Barbier dismissed

some claims in the lawsuits that were based on state laws. And any punitive damages ultimately levied might be limited. The judge said many issues in Monday’s ruling had been dealt with in an earlier order, including a provision that said maritime law was applicable in the case and that the Oil Pollution Act did not block claims under maritime law. He said punitive damages might be available under maritime law because “the states have alleged physical injury to

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Louisiana nearly doubles its obesity rate NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The percentage of obese people in Louisiana has nearly doubled since 1999, and two-thirds of the state’s schoolchildren get less than 20 minutes of vigorous activity a day, officials said Tuesday. The obesity rate was 17.7 percent in 1999 and is now nearly 34 percent and nearly two-thirds of Louisiana residents — and almost half of its children and teenagers — are either obese or overweight, said Bruce Greenstein, secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. “The saddest statistics are those involving schoolchildren,” Greenstein said at a news conference about the 2011 fitness report card released Tuesday by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. He said DHH is working on a website to track exercise and goals, letting families work together and challenge others. The LSU and Southern University Agricultural Centers described work they are doing with children, but most of the programs described by various agencies target adults. “We are in charge of our own health,” Greenstein said. The health department is working with the state depart-

The obesity rate was 17.7 percent in 1999 and is now nearly 34 percent and nearly two-thirds of Louisiana residents — and almost half of its children and teenagers — are either obese or overweight, said Bruce Greenstein, secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. ments of education, children and family services, and juvenile justice on a number of children’s health programs, spokeswoman Lisa Faust said afterward. “That work is in development, and today we focused on things more fully developed,” she said. “We feel very strongly that parents are the key to healthier children,” Faust said. “While schools always have a role and we will work with them as we always have but it’s imperative we work with parents who are so key to their children’s health.” Fewer than one-quarter of high-school students get at least an hour a day of aerobic physical activity, though about 44.5 percent participate in muscle-strengthening exercise such as push-ups, sit-ups or weightlifting, it said. It said only about one-third of Louisiana’s children aged 6

to 17 participate in at least 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity a day, and about 39 percent of those 10 to 18 can pass an aerobic fitness test. About 40 percent spend more than two hours a day watching TV or videos or playing video games, and nearly onequarter spend that much time using computers, including computer games. Nearly 31 percent of all highschool students in the state have used some tobacco product, with some using more than one. Almost 16 percent have used cigarettes, nearly 11 percent have smoked cigars and more than 9 percent have used snuff. Three previous report cards gave Louisiana’s children a D in physical fitness. “Given the lack of new data ... we decided to forego assigning a grade and focus on health targets for improvement by

State lifts high-risk standing for Jackson schools JACKSON — Jackson Public Schools has corrected problems that led to the district being designated “highrisk” for all grant programs with the U.S. Department of Education. At a board meeting Tuesday night, interim Superintendent Jayne Sargent said the district has worked with the state Department of Education to obligate the federal funds related to the designation the school system received in August. An employee from the state Department of Education had been sent to Jackson to help the district’s Office of State and Federal Programs. Sargent said she was recently notified by the

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DHS eyes $4.5M in child care savings JACKSON — The state Department of Human Services said it will save the state roughly $4.5 million a year by handling in-house payments for child care for eligible families. Beginning in January, Planning and Development Districts will no longer serve as the middleman in deciding who gets roughly 3,000 certificates or vouchers monthly for child care assistance.

Owners of child care centers and parents will have to gain certification through DHS directly to continue eligibility for the federally funded vouchers that are matched with state dollars. Child care payments through planning and development districts will end after Dec. 9.

year 2020,” said Peter Katzmarzyk, Pennington’s associate executive director for population science and chairman of the report card research advisory committee. The goals are modeled on a federal initiative called Healthy People 2020, but sets higher goals than its push for a 10 percent improvement in most categories, he said. Louisiana’s report calls for increasing physical activity and decreasing time spent in front of TVs and computers by 40 percent, and decreasing overweight and obesity and increasing aerobic fitness by 20 percent. “You think 40 percent is a lot,” Katzmarzyk said. But, he said, only 9.7 percent of highschool students eat at least the recommended three servings of vegetables and only 3.5 percent have the recommended four or more servings of fruit. A 40 percent improvement would mean 13.6 percent of high-school students getting enough vegetables “and five percent — only five percent — of our kids eating sufficient fruit. I know it’s low, but it’s a step in the right direction,” he said.

proprietary interests and the other elements pertinent to negligence and products liability claims.” Barbier also said the states can continue to seek damages under the Oil Pollution Act. However, he blocked claims each state sought under various state laws. “The court is respectful of the states’ desire to exercise their police powers and punish those who pollute their waters,” Barbier wrote. But he noted that the source of the oil that damaged several state coastlines was not

in any of those states, and he outlined several legal reasons why claims under state laws were pre-empted by federal law. Barbier added that federal law should be sufficient for the states to recover the costs of removing the oil, saying, “Although the court does not decide at this time issues concerning liability or the extent of liability, it certainly appears that the States are eligible to recover all of their removal costs under OPA.”

Louisiana gets $390M more in FEMA aid to raze homes BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana is receiving $390 million more in federal hazard mitigation money, to raze homes and make other improvements to protect against future storms, after officials argued FEMA underestimated the state’s damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the additional money coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “It was right to conduct a recalculation of the original amount, which shortchanged Louisiana and our ongoing recovery efforts. This funding is a great victory for Louisianians,” Landrieu said. Landrieu, who had pressed U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for the new dollars, said Louisiana received about $1.4 billion in hazard mitigation money for the 2005 storms, before the latest add-on funding. The state asked FEMA in April for a recalculation of the

money for the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The initial funding was tied to a percentage of FEMA’s estimated costs for hurricane response efforts, a determination made 18 months after Katrina and Rita. Landrieu’s office said the damage estimates weren’t clear at that point because of the widespread scale of the hurricanes.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Pick up the campaign signs.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The cold wave predicted by Harvey Rockwood arrives here. • Passengers on the A&V report a child killed by the storm at Lawrence.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The outfit of the Jabour Street Fair is sold to Harry Yoste. • Amanda Lenly of Jackson is guest of Robert Hume.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 John Fisher and bride return from their honeymoon. • George Mangel is here visiting his son. • R.E. Walter, prominent lumberman, is spending a few days in the city.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Reese Hogaboom is making a fine record at Annapolis. • Thomas Ince presents The Bronze Bell at the Alamo Theatre. • Mary O’Leary is making a splendid recovery following an appendectomy.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 John L. Martin, with Baer and Bro. for 20 years, dies. • E.S. Maupin, engineer, is transferred to the New Orleans district.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. H.C. True and daughter return from a visit to New Orleans. • Mrs. Ira Boswell, patient at Vicksburg Hospital, is reported improved. • Mrs. William Wells and daughter Catherine are visiting in Memphis.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Jack Geary is here from Ole Miss to spend the Thanksgiving holidays. • Mrs. R. Weil is honored with a reception on her 85th birthday. • The Jackson Tigers beat the Greenies, 40-0, in a Thanksgiving football game here.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mrs. Ella Mae Walters dies. • Shelby Ferris, student at Newcomb College, is home for the holidays. • Patty Nutt is crowned Cooper High School’s Homecoming Queen in ceremonies here.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Ben Matthews of Shreveport, La., are the guests of Mrs. George Rogers Sr. on Drummond Street. • Debbie Mitchell of Vicksburg pledges Phi Mu sorority at Mississippi State University. • Jackson State defeats Alcorn 35 to 29.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Still time to make amends for flubs The Republican candidates’ debate on CNBC last Wednesday night was pretty dull until Gov. Rick Perry made a Texassize blunder. Perry, a Tea Party favorite whose poll numbers began sinking after earlier debate gaffes, tried to name three government agencies he would shut down if he were president. He named the departments of Education and Commerce but couldn’t remember the third. For almost a full minute he fumbled and flailed. He named the EPA, realized it wasn’t the agency he had in mind, and again drew a blank. He just couldn’t think of No. 3. It was embarrassing to watch. “Oops,” he said. Oops, indeed. Perry’s floundering confirmed suspicions, already held by many, that he was never a serious candidate. A serious candidate would have undergone

enough debate prep to avoid a nationally televised humiliation. Herman Cain, a rising star now shadowed by allegations of sexual harassment, fared better. But not by much. Cain answered almost every question by proclaiming the wonders of his 9-9-9 tax plan. At first, audience members were wildly supportive, partly because he presented himself as a victim of media persecution. But the umpteenth time they heard him say, “And that’s why I have proposed a bold plan called 9-9-9,” they were starting to laugh. Most of the other candidates were just as guilty of offering slogans and sound bites. The CNBC debate focused on fixing the economy, and the GOP hopefuls all had the same ideas. They seldom got beyond 1) “Cut corporate taxes”; 2) “Eliminate business regulations”; and 3) “Repeal

Obamacare.” There were a few surprises: • Mitt Romney beat the drums — foolishly, in our view — for a trade war with China. • Ron Paul tried to out-conservative the conservatives by pledging to scrap FIVE Cabinet agencies and slash $1 trillion from the budget his first year in the White House. More debates are coming up. Perry hopes to repair the damage. (He even lampooned himself on David Letterman’s show Thursday night.) If he can’t, and if Cain can’t shake off the sex scandal, expect Romney to solidify his image as the front-runner. At this point, his strongest competitor might be Newt Gingrich, whose sarcasm and media-bashing seem to resonate with GOP audiences.

Earl L. Jackson, son of Johnny and Frances Jackson of Vicksburg, completes recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 The 25th anniversary of the installation of the Aeolian-Skinner organ at First Presbyterian Church is celebrated with a concert by William Teague.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 A burglar knocks a hole in the wall to enter Dollar General on U.S. 61 South. • Alexis Patterson bags a nine-point buck while hunting with her father, Mike Patterson. • Ashlee Gabriell “Gabby” King celebrates her first birthday.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

Don’t wait to bring college sports back under control You don’t have to live in Nittany nation to know that college sports are in a crisis, perhaps their direst since the one that led to Theodore Roosevelt’s intervention more than a century ago. The distinction between students and athletes in the studentathlete continuum is wider than ever before. Universities that once gained their identity through their sports teams — a quality that never sat well with the faculty and always was a source of quiet embarrassment to the administration — now are trying to live down the ignominy their coaches and sports teams have provided. I love college sports and, like most fans, have turned a blind eye to their excesses for decades. I know athletes have special meals, or live apart in separate dormitories, or tool around campus in late-model roadsters they might not have paid for, or load up on easy courses, but the games were so much fun, the spectacle so colorful, the sense of belonging that college sports fostered so powerful and so positive, that I justified it all. Increasingly I can’t, and I sense I’m not alone. Let’s stipulate before going forward that many college sports programs are as clean as the Ivory

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The word ‘reform’ is often modified by the phrase campaign finance or health care, which should alert you to the danger inherent in the term.

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baby, that many athletes are stellar students, that athletes face greater pressures than many of their classmates and do so with intelligence and grace. Even so, college sports are overdue for a comprehensive overhaul, for the very pressures that some students handle so well are out of proportion to the value of their on-field endeavors. This jeopardizes the real reason academic institutions exist, which is to educate young people, not to provide cheers for the alumni or a cheap farm system for professional sports teams. The word “reform” is often modified by the phrase campaign finance or health care, which should alert you to the danger inherent in the term. A reform

is in the eye of the beholder, or more precisely the proposer, and so beware any huckster trying to sell a reform. That applies doubly to college sports, and to the socalled reforms the NCAA embraced recently. We don’t need a reform; we need to return sanity to a once noble enterprise, and here is where we should start: • Recognize there must be equal weight applied to both words whenever we toss around the term student-athlete. That means universities should insist their athletes be students, not merely be roughly of student age and not merely grazing through classes. • Recognize that college sports today are principally motivated by money, and remember the Benjamin Franklin maxim that time is

money. That’s why the $2,000 spending-money “reform” the NCAA promulgated last month is a canard. Its proponents argue athletes don’t have time for jobs — or for the normal college experiences — but a cash payment will serve only to separate athletes even further from other students rather than draw them into the mass of collegians. So let’s transform the money question into time and ... • Slice the amount of time athletics consumes. In recent memory, teams played nine football games. Today it’s possible for a team that wins a conference playoff and then goes on to a bowl to play 14 games. That’s two fewer than a regular NFL schedule. Athletic directors will holler that fewer games mean less money, but that may be the whole point. Less money might be salutary, relieving the pressure on colleges to pay $1 million or more for coaches’ salaries. Besides, the world could have survived without some of the more ludicrous matchups on the schedule, like Iowa’s September game against Tennessee Tech. That’s without considering the great unspoken, unreported and unknown: How much do you suppose these athletic powers pay

their small-time rivals to get beaten up in these games, to fatten the teams’ records and to enhance the coaches’ stats so they can negotiate bigger salaries? One more thing. It’s not only that the seasons are too long. There are too many practices, in season and out. There’s no reason why a college lacrosse team should be permitted 48 days of practice in the fall. The lacrosse season is in the spring. The longer season encroaches on student opportunities to travel overseas — and every respected university president today sees overseas study as essential preparation for today’s interdependent world. It makes it impossible for athletes to have the normal undergraduate experience that colleges claim, in many cases against all evidence, they now provide. It’s time the hyphen between the words student and athlete represented the tie between the two roles, not the distance between them. We’re kidding ourselves if we think it does now. •

David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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Democrats, Republicans far apart on debt deal WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on a special deficit-cutting panel said GOP negotiators have “gone as far as we feel we can go” on tax hikes, a public signal that a debt bargain could be out of reach despite weeks of negotiations. Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling said Tuesday that the bipartisan debt supercommittee is “somewhat stymied for the moment” because panel Democrats are insisting on tax increases of up to $1 trillion in Rep. Jeb exchange for Hensarling cost curbs on rapidly spiraling benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security. The top Democrat on the deficit supercommittee, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, countered that it’s up to Republicans to send a “credible offer with real revenue” to jumpstart talks that seem to have mostly stalled since a swap of offers last week. The deficit for the just-completed budget year was $1.3 trillion, requiring the government to borrow 36 cents for every dollar it spends. Even a successful negotiation that produces $1.2 trillion in cuts will still leave a deficit crisis that requires painful choices by policymakers on taxes and benefits programs, budget experts agree. The backbiting has intensified since the exchange of offers. The Democrats’ most recent plan called for $2.3 trillion in deficit cuts, including a $1 trillion tax increase over the coming decade. Republicans countered with almost $300 billion in new tax revenues as part of a $1.5 trillion debt plan.

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NASA lacks rockets, but looking for flyers WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for a job? NASA is hiring astronauts. You can even apply online at a giant government jobs website. There’s only one hitch: NASA doesn’t have its own spaceship anymore and is sending fewer fliers into orbit right now. “The experience is well worth the wait,” promised NASA flight crew operations director Janet Kavandi as the space agency started a public search Tuesday for new astronauts. There will be flights, but not many, with the space shuttle fleet retired. A handful of astronauts each year are launching on a Russian Soyuz spaceship to the International Space Station for six-month stays. In about three years to five years, NASA hopes to purchase trips for astronauts headed to the space station on American-built commercial rockets instead. And eventually, NASA hopes to fly astronauts in a government owned Orion capsule to an asteroid or even Mars, but those pioneering trips are more than a decade away. With veteran astronauts leaving the space agency, Kavandi said NASA is afraid it will not have enough astronauts, something a National Research Council report pointed out in September. NASA needs about 55 astro-

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Navy instructor Victor Mower, right, teaches astronaut class member Mark Vande Hei water survival training at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla. nauts, and with a new class of nine graduating earlier this month, the astronaut roster is up to 58. One of those new astronauts will get to fly to the space station as early as 2013, Kavandi said. “We’re ready to serve, we’re ready to get going,” new astronaut Serena Aunon said Tuesday at NASA headquarters. So to find candidates, NASA on Tuesday unveiled what its personnel chief called its biggest ever push to hire new astronauts — with dozens of cheering elementary school students there to ask questions. In the past — when NASA had a space shuttle — the

space agency didn’t make such a big deal of searching for astronauts, and they were inundated with applications. This new drive comes with a YouTube recruitment video complete with flashy images and driving techno-beat background music. “We need you to help plan for this future of exploration,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says in the video. “Join NASA. Get your application in now for the 2013 astronaut candidate class. Your spaceflight experience begins right now.” But before you polish up your resume, NASA isn’t loosening its standards. You

must have at least a bachelor’s degree — most astronauts have a master’s or a doctorate — in engineering, biological science, physical science or math. You must learn Russian, but be a U.S. citizen. You must know basic physics. Being a medical doctor or a teacher helps. You must have vision that can be corrected to 20/20, no high blood pressure and be between 5 foot 2 inches and 6 foot 3 inches. Given these tight requirements, NASA will still probably get 3,000 qualified applicants, Kavandi said. The job pays between $64,700 and $141,700.

C-SPAN: Televise high court health care arguments WASHINGTON (AP) — C-SPAN is asking the Supreme Court to let it broadcast live next spring’s arguments over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The not-for-profit network’s CEO, Brian Lamb, made the

request by letter Tuesday. There was no immediate response from the justices. Lamb said the health care arguments will affect “every American’s life, our economy and certainly will be an issue in the upcoming presidential

campaign.” The Supreme Court has never allowed live audio or video broadcasts. Audio recordings are released on the Friday after arguments. The justices will hear 5 1/2 hours of arguments in March

over whether it was constitutional for Congress to require people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. C-SPAN, which stands for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, is best known for televising Congress.

Deficit hits record $26B for insurer of U.S. pensions WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that insures pensions for one in seven Americans ran the largest deficit last year in its 37-year history. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said Tuesday that it ran a $26 billion imbalance for the budget year that ended Sept. 30. The agency has been battered by the weak economy, which has brought more bankruptcies and failed pension plans. Its pension obligations rose by $4.5 billion. The PBGC also earned less money in the stock market, which helps to fund pension plans. Returns were $3.6 billion, half what it earned the previous year. Joshua Gotbaum, the agency director, said taxpayers might have to bail out the agency “eventually” if Congress doesn’t raise companies’ insurance premiums. He didn’t give a timeframe. The agency insures the pensions for nearly 44 million U.S. workers. The Obama administration put a proposal before Congress in January to increase premiums and tailor them to the size of companies and their level of financial risk. Bigger companies and those at greater risk of failing would pay larger premiums under the plan. Congress hasn’t acted on it. The fees haven’t been raised in five years. Some experts have said the agency eventually will run out of money to pay pension claims unless company pension funds adopt less risky investment strategies or Congress raises the insurance premiums. But a group representing businesses disputed Tuesday the PBGC’s figure of a $26 billion deficit, saying it is exaggerated because the agency’s accounting is flawed.


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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 29.64 American Fin. (AFG)..................36.08 Ameristar (ASCA)........................17.86 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 337.15 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........36.70 BancorpSouth (BXS).................... 9.50 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 6.00 Bunge Ltd. (BG)...........................63.02 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................46.52 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............21.07 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........26.32 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........53.89 CBL and Associates (CBL)................14.42 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................22.35 East Group Prprties (EGP)............42.65 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................24.85

Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................69.95 Fastenal (FAST)............................41.46 Family Dollar (FDO)...................57.45 Fred’s (FRED).................................12.67 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................28.14 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.34 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................32.25 Kroger Stores (KR)......................23.11 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................67.21 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 26.10 Parkway Properties (PKY).............11.69 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................64.50 Regions Financial (RF).................4.04 Rowan (RDC)................................ 35.35 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 10.37 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 70.03 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............31.94 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 36.79 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 22.35 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 45.79 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 19.82 Viacom (VIA)................................. 53.70 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 32.55 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 57.46

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smart money Q: We are debt-free, live overseas as expats and rent out our home, which pays for $2,100 of the $2,400 mortgage. Unfortunately, we bought our house in Virginia at the peak of the housing market at $530,000. It is now appraised at $345,000. We owe $420,000. We have an interest-only loan for seven years that expires in 2012. We have $165,000 in the bank BRUCE and are considering refinancing. Our credit rating for both of us is 820. Our income is about $110,000 a year. We are looking to refinance with the $165,000, plus a $19,000 home-equity loan. We are working with a bank to get a seven-year ARM at about 4.6 percent, but it’s not locked in yet. Should we refinance, get out with a short sale or something else entirely? — Jennifer, via e-mail A: I am wondering why you are trying to refinance. You mentioned that you owe $420,000 on a house that’s worth only $345,000 and

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very likely less. That makes it $75,000 upside down. You have a great financial credit rating and sufficient income. I wouldn’t commit your savings, plus more debt, to preserving this arrangement. I would contact the lender and explain that you no longer live in the United States and that you can’t afford to refinance. I don’t think it’s necessary to share with the lender unless it asks how much money you have stashed away. I would suggest to the lender that you would be interested in a short sale, defined as the bank allowing the house to be sold for less than the mortgage it is holding. Of course, in that short-sale arrangement, you want to be certain that you are protected against the bank coming after you for whatever money it may lose. Often, the bank will not work with you unless you are a payment or two behind, a strategy you may want to continue. I would not try to refinance unless you are persuaded that the real estate in that area is going to go up very quickly, and I would be very reluctant to come to that conclusion. •

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

Judge says no to pitching tents in N.Y. park NEW YORK (AP) — The encampment is gone, but the movement lives on. What nobody knows is just how long it can survive without a literal place to call home. For Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park was a rallying cry, a symbol of defiance. But in recent weeks, the park itself unwittingly morphed into a mirror image of the world it was trying to change: a microcosm of society rife with crime, drug problems and fights over things like real estate and access to medical care. That’s why, after protesters were hauled out of the park during a police raid early Tuesday, some organizers believe the loss of their camp is actually a blessing in disguise. “This is much bigger than a square plaza in downtown Manhattan,” said Hans Shan, an organizer who was working with churches to find places for protesters to sleep Tuesday night. “You can’t evict an idea whose time has come.” The protesters have been camped out in the privately owned park since mid-September and had vowed to stay put

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A protester rests in a tent-free Zuccotti Park today. indefinitely. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he ordered the sweep because health and safety conditions had become “intolerable” in the crowded plaza. The raid was conducted in the middle of the night “to reduce the risk of confrontation” and “to minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood,” he said. By early Tuesday evening, some protesters were being allowed back into the park two by two. But they could each take only a small bag after a judge ruled Tuesday afternoon that their free speech

Stocks fall broadly as oil tops $100 for first time since July NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slid in early trading today as the price of oil topped $100 a barrel for the first time since July. The jump in oil prices could dampen the already fragile economy by cutting into spending. Oil futures rose 2.2 percent to $101.56 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 125 points shortly after the opening bell. All 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 index lost ground. Concerns lingered about Europe’s debt crisis as well. Greece’s new prime minister,

Lucas Papademos, faces a confidence vote later Wednesday. His government must pass unpopular austerity measures to receive the next round of emergency loans. The Dow was down 121 points, or 1 percent, to 11,969 at 8:45 a.m. The S&P 500 fell 10, or 0. Percent, to 1,247. The Nasdaq composite lost 19, or 0.7 percent, to 2,667. In corporate news, Target Corp. gained 2.2 percent after sales growth and an improvement in its credit card business helped the retailer beat Wall Street’s profit estimates.

rights do not extend to pitching a tent and setting up camp for months at a time. Pete Dutro, head of the group’s finances, said the loss of the movement’s original encampment will open up a dialogue with other cities and take the protest to the next level of action. “We all knew this was coming,” Dutro said. “Now it’s time for us to not be tucked away in Zuccotti Park, and have different areas of occupation throughout the city.” Where will they go next remains unclear. Without a

place to congregate, protesters will have a difficult time communicating with each other en masse. The leaders of the movement spent most of Tuesday gathering in small groups throughout the city — in church basements, in public plazas and on street corners — and relaying plans in scattered text messages and e-mail. For now, they’re planning to move forward with plans for a day of civil disobedience and marches Thursday, which has been in the works for weeks.


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Continued from Page A1. which split support at the polls between the two candidates. Flaggs-Jones won the Jett precinct, housed at Immanuel Baptist Church, with 65 percent, while Mekus won 67 percent at Moose Lodge, housed at Berachah Baptist. Republican Donna Farris Hardy appeared safely ahead in the chancery clerk’s race, picking up 76 absentee votes Tuesday and 6,874 overall. Democrat Walter Osborne was selected on 91 absen-

tees counted Tuesday and has 6,367 votes. Independents Alecia Ashley and Gene Thompson have 1,567 and 208 votes, respectively. Reprinted absentee ballots received from the Secretary of State’s Office in October to include the economic impact of three constitutional initiatives arrived without scannable codes on them, which has forced a long-hand tally of the official absentee vote count. One deputy clerk reads voters’ choices in each

of 26 races and three initiatives on the general election ballot, while three others use pencils to record tally marks on a spreadsheet. Counts were suspended Friday as the courthouse closed for the Veterans Day holiday. Deputy clerk Pearl Nelson clutched the day’s last handful of pencils, eagerly awaiting an end to the tedious work. “I have to check my fingers,” she said. “People don’t realize how (tough) this is.”

Tuesday’s counting stopped about 4:45 p.m.. About 70 affidavit ballots with the codes had been organized by district by the Election Commission by 4:15. The paper forms, cast most often by residents whose addresses can’t be verified at polling places, will be scanned into a main processing computer at the courthouse. Scanning the affidavits while absentees were read aloud was doable, but FlaggsJones and Mekus wanted

undivided attention on each step of the process, said Donald Oakes, an adviser to the commission. “The candidates wanted to be present when they do that,” Oakes said. Voter turnout in Warren County for last week’s election has risen two points since absentee counting began, to 49.6 percent. The mark is up sharply from a 36 percent turnout in 2007.

Port Gibson 13 percent. The winner will face independent Cindy Hamilton, Schaifer said. Like Reeves, many of the primary winners will be unopposed in the general election, but in Ward 5, Democrat challenger Gale Compton will face incumbent Leslie Case, an independent. Compton received 77 percent of Tuesday’s vote, garnering 84 votes to beat Grover Banks, who had 25 votes or 23 percent.

Two other incumbents, Ward 2’s Vera L. Johnson and Ward 4’s Marvin Ratliff, were defeated. In Ward 2, Jacqueline Skinner Robinson received 85 votes or 67 percent to oust Johnson, who had 42 votes or 33 percent, and in Ward 4, Clarence Scutter garnered 70 votes for 55 percent to beat Ratliff’s 58 votes or 45 percent. The closest race was for Ward 3 alderman, where incumbent Kenneth Davis

beat challenger Thelma Torrain Robinson, 62 to 56 votes, or 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent. Davis faces a general election challenge from independent Fred Neal, said Schaifer. In Ward 1, Lula B. Buck won with 78 votes or 57 percent, beating Nathanael Conway, who had 60 votes or 43 percent. The incumbent, Eddie Walls, Jr., did not run for re-election. Reeves was first elected four years ago and cam-

paigned for re-election on a platform of financial integrity and a promise to protect the taxpayers’ money from spending abuses. The city has been troubled in recent years by money problems, with the board of aldermen repeatedly having to borrow to pay electric bills and other operating expenses, which Reeves has opposed.

Budget recent years as the state dealt with an unprecedented decline in revenue. The Budget Committee also upped the revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by 1.3 percent to $4.6 billion, giving the state an additional $60 million. That money will be available to spend in the 2012

session. Barbour said, “I accept the fiscal year 2013 number.” He them smiled and gestured to Bryant and said, “He has to fool with it anyway.” Barbour did say he would release his budget recommendations for the 2013 fiscal year to be considered by the 2012 Legislature in the

coming weeks. The Budget Committee also is supposed to release a proposal before the session begins. The meeting was unusual because many of the participants will be in different positions in 2012, thanks to recent elections. Bryant will succeed Barbour. Treasurer Tate Reeves,

one of the financial experts who made the revenue recommendation, will be the lieutenant governor. And with the Republicans gaining control of the House, many of the current Democrats on the committee are likely to be replaced.

Long, Bobbie McLean and Ellen Pike, all of Asheville, N.C, Johnie Parker of Leicester, N.C., Margaret Lloyd of Weirsdale, Fla., and Ann Garrett and Martha Cooper, both of Fairfax, Va.; and two brothers, Charles Greene of Asheville and Robert Greene of Barnardsville, N.C. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster with the Rev. Bart Houston officiating. Burial will follow at Roseland Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service.

by his parents, Dave Sr. and Lucy Libbett; one son, Louis Libbett; two daughters, Angela Libbett and Catrice Libbett; five brothers, Dave Libbett Jr., Jesse Libbett, Willie Libbett, Mike Libbett and Eddie Libbett; and two sisters, Mattie LibbettThomas and Belzoni LibbettCarter. He is survived by one son, Dean Libbett of Chicago; one daughter, Sheatha Clark of Bloomington, Ill.; one brother, Elijah Libbett of Chicago; three sisters, Alma Libbett-Dolly and Melissa Libbett-Grice, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ora Mae Dolly of Chicago; grandchildren and other relatives; and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wallace Broadview Funeral Home in Broadview, Ill.

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

Lillie Mae Pigott Brock Lillie Mae Pigott Brock died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 84. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and Friday from 8 a.m. until the service.

Dewitt Causey Jr. Dewitt Causey Jr. died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Causey was a retired auto mechanic and was a member of Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Robert Louis Field Robert Louis Field, a native of Centreville, Miss., died on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 69. He is survived by his wife, Marianna Robbins Field; two daughters, Robbin Field Riordan and her husband, Mike, of Roswell, Ga., and Sarah Field Norris and her husband, Jeff, of Jackson; and six grandchildren, Patrick, Sarah Margaret, Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Riordan and Molly and Charlie Norris. He also leaves his mother, Mildred Rouff Field of Centreville; his brother, Dr. Samuel Eugene Field and his wife, Michelle, of Baton Rouge; and his sister, Molly Field Stout and her husband, Ray, of Houston. Mr. Field was predeceased by his father, Dr. Samuel Eugene Field of Centreville. Mr. Field was a graduate of McCallie in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the University of

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Continued from Page A1. far this year he believes the state economy is improving. Unless the 2012 Legislature changes laws passed in previous sessions, at least $62 million of the estimate will be obligated to repay money taken from other agencies, such as the Department of Transportation, to help shore up shortfalls elsewhere in

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Continued from Page A1. Anthony Kelly’s 101, or 14 percent, said city clerk Vanessa Schaifer. Four candidates for alderman in Ward 6 split 93 votes, Schaifer said. The two top finishers, incumbent Michael White, who had 38 votes or 41 percent, and Jacqueline Watson, 30 votes or 32 percent, will meet in a runoff Nov. 29. Other challengers were Sharonda Jackson, who received 13 votes for 14 percent, and James “Baba” Scott, who took 12 votes for

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Mississippi. He received his jurisprudence from the University of Mississippi Law School. While at Ole Miss, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Warren County Bar Association. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Mr. Field was a lifelong Presbyterian serving First Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, as ruling elder and deacon for over 25 years. He was a founding member and long-term teacher of the Faith and Practice Sunday school class. He was a C.S. Lewis scholar, men’s Bible study leader, youth Sunday school teacher, confirmation leader and moderator of the Session. He served as chair of numerous church committees, including the pastoral nominating committee three times. Serving the larger church, Mr. Field represented Mississippi Presbytery at the 201st general assembly of PCUSA. He was a Disciple of Jesus Christ and a discipler of many. Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Nov. 17, in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be in Ward Hall of the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Charles Norris, Michael Patrick Riordan, Dr. Samuel Blount Field, Harry Lea Field, Dr. James Rufus Galyean III, John Joseph Davis and Bobby Dewitt Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Faith and Practice Sunday school class and the Tuesday Morning’s Men’s Bible Study group of the First Presbyterian Church.

John Lawrence Greene CROSBY — John Lawrence Greene died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Field Memorial

Hospital in Centreville. He was 85. Mr. Greene was born in Clifton, S.C. He was a retired 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from St. Regis Paper Co. as a land surveyor. He was a longtime deacon at the Crosby Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Greene and Marie Carter Greene; and three sisters, Easter Plemmons, Betty Powers and Mary Ruth Hamilton. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Melba Johnson Greene; two sons, Lawrence E. Greene of Crosby and John Michael Greene of Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Carol R. Pace of Vicksburg, Melba B. Shell of Crosby and Karen Greene Hollowell of Gloster; seven grandchildren, Carol Bunch of Natchez, Nathan Shell of Crosby, Elijah Hollowell and Michael Hollowell of Gloster and Adysen, Aaron and Aiden Greene of Hampton; seven sisters, Mae

Louis C. Libbett CHICAGO — Louis C. “Libby” Libbett, formerly of Vicksburg, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kindred Care Hospital in Chicago. He was 80. Mr. Libbett was born at Onward, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was preceded in death

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 81º Low/past 24 hours............... 67º Average temperature......... 74º Normal this date................... 56º Record low..............25º in 1940 Record high............84º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.05 inch This month..............1.01 inches Total/year.............. 33.87 inches Normal/month......1.89 inches Normal/year........ 44.45 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................10:01 A.M. Most active................. 3:49 P.M. Active...........................10:26 P.M. Most active.................. 4:13 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:02 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:02 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:33

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 10.5 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.6 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.4 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.9 | 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......................................NA River....................................57.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 19.9 Friday....................................... 21.2 Saturday................................. 22.8 Memphis Thursday...................................0.9 Friday..........................................1.6 Saturday....................................2.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 16.1 Friday....................................... 16.1 Saturday................................. 16.1 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 10.5 Friday....................................... 10.6 Saturday................................. 10.6


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New Italy leader builds Cabinet of technocrats Confidence vote due today for Greek boss ROME (AP) — Economist Mario Monti announced today he has formed a new Italian government, opting to put technocrats instead of bickering politicians in his cabinet to enact reforms that can save the country from financial disaster. Monti told reporters at the president’s palace that for the time being he will serve as economy minister as well as premier, as he seeks to implement what he called “sacrifices” to heal the country’s finances and set the economy growing again. Mario The 68-yearMonti old former European Union competition commissioner, along with his new cabinet ministers, will be sworn in in the early evening, formally ending the 3 1/2-year-old government of Silvio Berlusconi as well as his 17-year-long run of political dominance. Monti said he would lay out his emergency anti-crisis policies in the Senate Thursday, ahead of a confidence vote. A second vote, in the lower Chamber of Deputies, will follow, likely Friday. In explaining why he chose

his ministers from outside the ranks of Italy’s fractious political parties, Monti said that his consultations with party leaders led him to the conclusion “that the nonpresence of politicians in the government would help it. Meanwhile, Greece was negotiating with international bankers today over the details of a $135 billion writedown of its debt, as the country’s new prime minister geared up to win a confidence vote on his coalition government. Interim Prime MinLucas ister Lucas Papademos Papademos, a former central banker appointed after power-sharing negotiations last week, is expected to easily win the vote in parliament. His government is backed by Greece’s two main parties — the majority Socialists and the conservatives — and a small right-wing party, and is tasked with keeping the nation out of bankruptcy. After the vote, Papademos will meet with Charles Dallara of the International Institute of Finance, a global bank lobbying group.

Ohio ends embargo with execution of man who killed his 3 sleeping sons LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio could execute at least seven condemned killers next year now that an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment has ended in the state and numerous inmates exhaust decades-old appeals. A federal judge’s examination of the state’s execution procedures and an unrelated decision by Gov. John Kasich to spare two prisoners halted executions for six months beginning in May. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost ruled the state had addressed his concerns about problems with Ohio’s execution policies, and in so doing he refused to delay the execution of Reginald

Brooks, who shot his three sons as they slept in 1982, shortly after his wife filed for divorce. Brooks, of East CleveReginald land, was exeBrooks cuted Tuesday at 2:04 p.m. with each of his hands clenched in an obscene gesture. The next execution is Jan. 18, when Charles Lorraine is scheduled to die for stabbing an elderly couple to death in their Trumbull County home in 1986. Brooks declined to make a final statement.

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Afghan leader: NATO night raids must end KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president told tribal elders today that any ongoing partnership with the United States would need to include an end to widely unpopular nighttime raids by NATO and on the international forces handing over control of detention centers to Afghan troops. Hamid Karzai spoke at the opening of a grand council, or “loya jirga,” during which the elders are to consider the terms of the U.S. presence in their country in the coming years. Karzai told the roughly 2,000 delegates to keep in mind both the need for international help and the need to make sure Afghans are setting the rules in their own country. “We want to have a strong partnership with the U.S. and NATO, but with conditions,” Karzai said. “ We want our national sovereignty, and an end to night raids and to the detention of our country-

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Afghan delegates of loya jirga, or grand council, stand to honor the Afghan national anthem today in Kabul. men. We don’t want parallel structures alongside our government.” The jirga will be meeting over four days to discuss the proposed strategic partnership with the U.S. that would

oversee the American military presence here as troops draw down, as well as possible peace talks with the Taliban. The jirga holds no legal authority, but if the group backs Karzai’s demands it

could give him extra leverage in negotiations over the deal to keep some American troops in Afghanistan another decade despite opposition from his people and the war-weary U.S. public.

Obama, on heels of security deal, insists U.S. does not fear China CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted today that the United States does not fear China, even as he announced a new security agreement with Australia that is widely viewed as a response to China’s growing aggressiveness.

China responded swiftly, warning that an expanded U.S. military footprint in Australia might not be appropriate and deserved greater scrutiny. The agreement, announced during a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, will expand

the U.S. military presence in Australia, positioning more U.S. personnel and equipment there, and increasing American access to bases. About 250 U.S. Marines will begin a rotation in northern Australia starting next year, with a full force of 2,500 military person-

nel staffing up over the next several years. Obama called the deployment “significant,” and said it would build capacity and cooperation between the U.S. and Australia.


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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, N o v ember 16, 2011 • SEC TI O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Thanksgiving holiday • Monday-Nov. 25 — Vicksburg Warren School District, Agape Montessori Christian Academy, Travelers Rest Academy, Porters Chapel Academy, Vicksburg Community School • Nov. 23-25 — Vicksburg Catholic School

BULLETIN BOARD Achievements • The works of Rachel Ross of Vicksburg will be featured in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Art and Design Senior Showcase. A graduate of Warren Central High School, she is one of 12 seniors whose work will be exhibited through Dec. 16 at USM’s Museum of Art in the Fine Arts Building, Marsh Hall. An opening reception will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Nov. 29. • Alcorn State University has received a $7,500 award from the competitive HBCUCFE mini-grant program sponsored by the Morehouse School of Medicine. • Dr. Jerrell R. “Jerry” Ballard Jr. of Vicksburg was recognized as a distinguished Mississippi College alum at a special awards dinner during the school’s homecomDr. Jerrell R. “Jerry” ing festivities. Ballard Jr. Ballard is a 1987 graduate of the Department of Mathematics and is associate technical director, military engineering at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

In attendance • Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, president of Alcorn State University, delivered the 41st annual Charles Thompson LectureColloquium, “The Declining Significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Relevance, Reputation and Respect in Obamamerica” Nov. 9 on the Howard University campus. • Vicksburg members of the Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Hinds Community College in Raymond who assisted in the sprucing up of Walker Unit of the Boys and Girls Club in Jackson were Tameka Crockett and Shelby Thum.

Scholarships • Amanda Guizerix of Vicksburg has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship as the Captain Engram Outstanding Student in River Studies. She was recognized at the Mississippi Water Resources Association’s annual conference in Natchez. A freshman at the University of Mississippi, she is majoring in French. She is the daughter of Skipper and Christie Guizerix.

Upcoming events • Annual Breakfast With Santa — 8-10 a.m. Dec. 3, Vicksburg Convention Center; tickets, $7, may be purchased at Ticketmaster. com or at the Vicksburg Convention Center box office; Sue Bagby, 601-630-2929, for more information.

Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier. The final version of a spending bill released this week would unravel school lunch standards the Department of Agriculture proposed earlier this year, which included limiting the

use of potatoes on the lunch line and delaying limits on sodium and delaying a requirement to boost whole grains. The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. The USDA had wanted to prevent that. The provisions are part of a final House-Senate compromise on a $182 billion measure that would fund the day-to-day operations of the departments of Agriculture,

Commerce, Justice, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. Both the House and the Senate are expected to vote on the bill this week and send it to President Barack Obama. Food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, the salt industry and potato growers requested the changes, and some conservatives in Congress say the federal government shouldn’t be telling children what to eat.

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would “prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals.” School districts had said some of the USDA requirements went too far and cost too much when budgets are extremely tight. Schools have long taken broad instructions from the

government on what they can serve in federally subsidized meals that are served free or at reduced price to low-income children. But some schools have balked at government attempts to tell them exactly what foods they can’t serve. Reacting to that criticism, House Republicans had urged USDA to completely rewrite the standards in their version of See Lunches, Page B3.

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A campaign volunteer, right, helps a supporter add coins to a piggy bank.

Child’s idea feeds Taiwanese political candidate’s popularity By The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan — It all started early last month, when a small Taiwanese boy handed over his coinfilled piggy bank to the opposition candidate for president, only to have the government declare the donation illegal because it violated a prohibition on minors’ involvement in political campaigns. That gave rise to the Democratic Progressive Party’s “Three Little Pigs” movement, which is now sweeping this island of 23 million people. With a nod to the fairy tale, the DPP has been handing out hamstersized, plastic piggy banks, in shiny oranges and reds. The idea is that by banding together to make small donations, tens of thousands of economically challenged workers and farmers can overcome the big bad wolf of Taiwanese corporate power and defeat

With a nod to the ‘Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale, the Democratic Progressive Party has been handing out hamster-sized, plastic piggy banks, in shiny oranges and reds. The idea is that by banding together to make small donations, tens of thousands of economically challenged workers and farmers can overcome the big bad wolf of Taiwanese corporate power and defeat incumbent Ma Ying-jeou and his supposedly capitalist cronies in the Jan. 14 presidential poll. incumbent Ma Ying-jeou and his supposedly capitalist cronies in the Jan. 14 presidential poll. The piggy campaign is a salient reminder that not all Taiwanese politics revolves around the issue of the island’s complex relations with China, from which it split amid civil war in 1949. While that issue tends to garner the most interest abroad, Taiwanese themselves are usually more concerned with bread

and butter questions such as wages, inflation and jobs. Taiwan’s economy has fared relatively well in recent years, avoiding the slow growth syndrome that has afflicted most of the West. But complaints over rising income inequality have been mounting, fueled by a residential building boom that seems largely reserved for high-wage earners and a shift in the labor market that appears to punish relatively

unskilled or undereducated workers. That has provided a big political opening for Tsai Ing-wen, the 54-year-old DPP presidential candidate, and the star of the suddenly trendy piggy bank campaign. Scion of a wealthy family, the soft-spoken Tsai has been transformed almost overnight from a wonkish intellectual whose privileged background allowed her to study abroad, into

a Robin Hood-like heroine committed to lifting the poor from the hardships of life. “She is so extraordinary,” said 63-year-old welfare recipient Bei Ling, who lives with her husband in the Taipei working class suburb of Banciao. “Whenever we see her on TV we are moved to tears.” Even Ma supporters — and latest polls still give him a razor-thin lead over Tsai — acknowledge that he can’t compete with her in the garnering-love-from-the-masses department. Since taking office 3 1/2 years ago, the 61-yearold Ma has won plaudits for helping Taiwan navigate through the global financial crisis, but has been widely criticized for his perceived inability to address the interests of blue-collar workers, farmSee Bank, Page B3.

Fourth girl from Vicksburg is homecoming queen From staff reports A fourth girl with Vicksburg ties has been named homecoming queen at the collegiate level. Kelsey Stacy, a senior studying elementary education at Delta State University, was crowned Nov. 5 at the Cleveland school’s homecoming game against the University of West Alabama.

Stacy is the daughter of Sam Stacy and Michelle Hilbun. She is a 2008 graduate of Warren Central High School and a former high school homecoming queen. Kelsey is president of Kappa Delta sorority and a member of the ODK Leadership and Order of Omega honor societies. Other Vicksburg girls who have been named queens:

• Rocio Aguilera, a sophomore at Hinds Community College and the daughter of Antonio Aguilera and Sandra Clark. • Fenly Akers, a senior at Mississippi State University and the daughter of Tom and Lynda Akers. • Maggie Martha Day, a senior at Ole Miss and the daughter of former Vicksburg resident Bill Day. Also:

• Meredith Edney, a student at Samford University in Birmingham and the daughter of Dr. Daniel and Lori Edney, was named a senior class representative on the homecoming court.

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• Toddler Montessori students read about Freddy Fish, made a family collage and created fall-color marble paintings as part of a study of the letter F. Emma Townsend was Student of the Week. • Junior Primary Montessori students made a friendship salad, biscuits and jam and handprint crafts as part of a study of Thanksgiving harvest. Coley Potter was Student of the Week. • Senior Primary Montessori students made an art collage and sorted and painted as part of a study of fruits and vegetables. Anthony McCloud was Student of the Week. • Lynne Townsend’s students learned basics of fencing during a literature study of Shakespeare.

• Third-graders of Holly Blackwell and Mychal Winters hosted a talent show for parents after reading the story, “Talent Show.” Students demonstrated drawing, singing, playing musical instruments and dancing. • Nathan Harms, entomologist at ERDC, spoke to Lana Fuller’s GATES classes. • Miss Vicksburg Elyssa Lassiter hosted a Zumba demonstration for faculty and staff during professional development day. • Beverly Guice, special education teacher, donated a set of Scholastic books to the Guided Leveled Library. • First-grade teachers and paraprofessionals hosted McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds with the assistance of Arthur Jones, assistant principal.  

Beechwood • GATES students of Andra Bonelli who wrote Readers’ Theater plays were Chandler Alexander, Alli Kurtz, Bella Danczyk, Kristen Sullivan and Deserai Nevels. Each play was performed by the GATES class. • Karen Sanders, assisted by Mary Wilkinson and Dian Anderson, demonstrated a watercolor texture technique for Andra Bonelli’s GATES class.

Bovina • Pledge leaders were Brandon Heggins, Tyler Covington, Jagger Weekly, Caydee Schweitzer, TyKira Wilson, Kaleb Sheppard, Raven McDonald and Charity Williams. • School Council members are Felesia Pecot and Nicholas Fedrick. Library helpers are Axel Santos and Zakaria Fedrick. • Bovina Bucks leaders last week were Blaire McBride’s kindergartners and Teresa Kitchens’ fourth grade. • Elks Lodge No. 95 donated rulers, coloring books and brochures for Drug Awareness Week. • Friends and family of kindergartners are invited to their Thanksgiving program and feast at 11 a.m. Friday in the school auditorium. Amber Sanders, Callie Campbell, Sara Leach and Ann Standifer helped kindergartners make Thanksgiving T-shirts.

Bowmar • Pledge captains were Noel Dixon, Taylor Stamps, JaKenya Bershell and Madison Tanner. • As part of the school’s Veterans Day program, students of Nadia Andrews, Carolyn Bradley and Diane Liddell greeted guests with flags

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Students in Lana Fuller’s third-grade GATES class at Dana Road Elementary check out some samples brought by Nathan Harms, above left, an entomologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center. The class had been studying insects, and Harms talked about different species, what they eat and how they are used to help control aquatic plants. Looking on, above from left, are Fuller, Jake Kackley, the son of Joshua and Debbie Kackley, and Chloe Hynum, the granddaughter of Burton and Sheila Hynum. At right, Jake, from left, Chloe and Hannah Branch, the daughter of Erica Branch, take a closer look. and patriotic songs; fourthgraders sang; Millie Wolfe’s GATES students performed a skit; Dana Tankersly presented a Power Point show featuring pictures of family veterans; and Tom Tankersly was a guest speaker. Students are asked to donate only canned foods for the Food Pantry. • Magen Westcott’s secondgraders classified leaves and constructed a booklet. • First-graders who met Book It! goals were Charli VanNorman, Chris Bell, Shakyria Allen and Jack Stuart. Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Lauren Kilroy, Kei’Mya Walton, Addison Averett, Kayla Williams, Matthew Brewer and Nicholas Allen; first grade — Mateo Byrd,

Sha’Kyria Allen, Chaney Parman, Mira Patel, Jaiden Odom and Madison Tanner; second grade — Brandon Gilliam, Mary Catherine Archer, Taniya Banks, Jamison Pendleton, Elijah Gonzales and Madison D. Jones; third grade — Jagger Jones, Ashely Gatchell, Scott Wallace, Benjamin Talbot, Neil Sanipara and Michael DeJesus; fourth grade — Kelcee Ables, Christopher Wilkinson, Nikki Cardwell, Tommy Martin, Emon Smith and Mary Beth Tingle; fifth grade — Lee Fortner, Skylar Anderson, Savannah Cupit, Taylor Byrne, Katherine Fox and Amberly Wilkes; sixth grade — Walt Hopson, Katelyn Morson, Christian Oakes, Nina Thuha, Karley Whittington and Makayla Cowan.

• Reading Fair winners: Division M, family K-3 — Lendsi Jones, first place; Hannah Tennison, second place; Jane Ranager, third place; and Kei’Mya Walton, honorable mention; Division N, family 4-8 — John Robert Jabour, first place; Division A, kindergarten — Ashley Moore, first place; and Ashley Flaggs-Butler, second place; Division B, first grade — Claire Ellison, first place; and Meredith Cole, second place; Division C, second grade — Gordon Wilkerson, first place; and Ben Vroman, second place; Division D, third grade — Taylor Chewning, first place; Jane Hopson, second place; Mac Vroman, third place; and Rachel Garmon, honorable mention; Division E, fourth and fifth

grade — Nicholas Tello, first place; Taylor Byrne, second place; and Michell Liu, third place; Division F, sixth grade — Shamar Dorsey, first place; George Wilkerson, second place; and Beth Fortner, third place; Division H, nonfiction 4-6 — Colby Sweeney, first place; and Mary Beth Tingle, second place.

Crawford Street • Volunteers who assisted with the annual Fall Festival and fall parties were Renea Foley, Heather Parsons, Jenny Bailey, Gareth Lampkin, Meta Klaus, Penny Johnston, Heather Kealhofer, Sarah Britton, Lucy Spangler, Ginger Berney, Dana Jones and Kasey and Dee Derrington.

• After a study of the first Thanksgiving, Gloria Sullivan’s kindergartners made thanks booklets and Indian teepees. Katie Farthing was named Star Student. Students who met Book It! goals were Addison Jackson, Kassi Jones, Nancy Clement, Steven Clement, Matthew Jinkins and Colton House. • Pre-kindergarten students of Lynnette Smith created cornucopias and listed items they were thankful for after discussing Thanksgiving. Student of the Week is Simmaya Worsley. Top readers were Stella Buckner, Jackson Holden, Simmaya Worsley and Lydia Harrington. • Kari Dupree’s 3-year-olds made a class chart graphing what they are most thankful for and favorite Thanksgiving foods. Students also made paper-plate turkeys after reading “The Amazing Turkey Rescue.” Student of the Week is Meghan Finney. • Teri Conerly’s 2-year-olds made necklaces from dyed pasta and decorated coffeecan drums for an Indian powwow. After a healthy breakfast unit, students enjoyed whole-grain muffins and fruit. • Rebecca Busby’s toddlers painted handprint trees after a discussion of fall colors.

God’s Little Angels • Four-year-olds played Needle in the Haystack by hunting for five objects hidden in hay. • Three-year-olds are studying foods, along with the letter M, number 13, color brown and oval shape. • Two-year-olds created fall trees and choo-choo trains. • The theme for the month Continued on Page B3.


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• Sally Owen’s kindergartners who met Book It! goals for October were Jack Bond, Sha’nyia Cuthbert, Kayla Eaton, Taryn Freeman, Eli Goings, Michael Hill, Mi’Kerieya Hill, Tre’maya Johnson, Prince Marshall, Hunter Moore, Shervon Moore, Jaylen Parson, Junniya Porter, Madisyn Spence and Jaedin Warren. • Parent Jennifer Wilson helped distribute PTO poscard fundraiser prizes. • “Thanksgiving Day,” the November music program, has been rescheduled to Thursday. Performances will begin at 2 and 6 p.m. • Pledge leaders were Kaylin Ross, Amirah Lewis, Jashawn Smith, RonDarius Newsome, Davion King, Den’Kayla Smith, Jaylon Trisby, Aniya Hemphill, Reshun Williams, Tamia Williams, Joshua Jennings, Kashod Carter, Jerkevjious Stovall, Michael Bell, Tynishi Rowan, Kaliyah Ford, Ta’Kiya Hemphill, Brandon January, Aiyaunna Owens, Kamaya Butler, Willie Moore, Devon Wines, Zkarria Nichols and Natyiia Atkins. • Third-graders presented “Veterans, Our Heroes” in honor of veterans.

• Reading Fair winners: Division B, first grade — Mari Miller Theobald, first place and first overall; David Wallace and Natalie Southerland, second place; and Christine Wallace, third place; Division D, third grade — Alex Heise, first place; Sophia Hou, second place; and May Spangler, third place; Division E, fourth and fifth grade — Emily Wallace, first place; Adam Eckstein, second place; and Molly Jo Derivaux, third place; Division F, sixth grade — Adrienne Eckstein, first place and third overall; Division J — Karen Calnan’s second grade, first place and second overall. • Dawn Meeks, AP biology teacher, and Stacy Bennett, environmental science instructor, participated in a tour of the Mississippi River with their students aboard the Sweet Olive as part of a habitat lesson. • Virginia Campbell’s second-graders who met Book It! goals for October were Ryan Field, Jackson Fortenberry, Adam Francisco, Madison Hedrick, Sarah Jacobs Houser, Joshua Larsen, Carter Magee, Maggie Roberson, Ashlyn Rutland, Maggie Stevens, Haley Stuart and Tristan Wilbanks. Karen Calnan’s second-graders who met their goals were Paris Alexander, Faith Beamish, Dillon Chambers, Anzlee Channell, Trace Daily, Ella Kathryn Gray, Logan Johnson, Elli Koestler, Leah Larson, Davis McMillin, Victoria Morehead, Keely Ramshur, Stone Sasser, Karen Smith, Layne Sparks, Landon Stanchfield, Emma Waisner and Aaliyah Washington. Brenda Kalusche’s third-graders who met October goals were Ellen Beard, Will Bennett, Reed Bourne, Sophia Hou, Kendyl Rice, May Spangler and Analese Warnock. Tiffany Keen’s third-graders who met goals were Caton Blackburn, Andy Bufkin, Colten Easterling, Ashley Jarratt, Aimeé Jones,

Hawkins • Four-year-olds of Deborah Clanton and Sue VanDenAkker traced in ketchup and discussed kings and kites after a study of the letter K. They are studying the cultures of Indians and pilgrims. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made Thanksgiving trees and handprint turkeys, discussed things they were thankful for and read “Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.” • Ann Smith’s 2-year-olds discussed the first Thanksgiving, studied fall colors, hunted for leaves and participated in a leaf dance.

Jacob’s Ladder • Will Conway was Leader of the Week. • Students made Thanksgiving pillows. • Matt McKay is enjoying working at County Market. • Students have been viewing the “Being With People” DVD series.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Chucky Jones, Austin Johnson, Evan Mabe, Tony Littleton, Haley Leach, Rachel Neumann, Geordarious Tucker and Brooklyn Williams. • Food Pantry Drive ends Friday. Canned goods or non-perishable items may be sent to a child’s homeroom teacher; the classroom with the most donations will receive a reward party. • Representatives from Operation Life Saver spoke with students last week about safety. Fourth-graders presented a patriotic program on Tuesday under the direction of Wynn Pratt. • Reading Fair boards are on sale each morning for $4. Reading Fair projects are due Dec. 7; judging will take place Dec. 8. Projects will be able to be viewed on Dec. 9. • Students will have no classes Monday-Nov. 25.

South Park • Students chosen by the faculty to receive integrity awards were Aurthur Howard, Tabreia Davis, Seth Williams, Tyler Hulbert, Lanore Lunn, Jalicia Griffin, Sharise Wallace, Kaivon George, Bianna Arnold, Keshawn Brown, Gabrielle Dent, Samantha Smith, Kiyah Hawkins, Jillian Hearn, Trinity Rigney, Gracie Emerson, Jaden Chatelain, Rheagan Smith, Madison DuBois, Allen Frank, Kylah Howard, Anthony Phelps and Brittney Palmer. • Fourth-graders studied conflict and compromise throughout history. • Kindergartners will perform the annual Thanksgiving program at 11 a.m. Friday

Hayden Jones, Anna Lamanilao, Julia Liggett, Jordan McClelland and Mary Reilly Powell. • Fourth-grade classes of Martha Amborn and Shelley Nosser celebrated Mass in the chapel with Monsignor Patrick Farrell. • Veterans Day program at the flagpole featured Commander Jack Farren of the U.S. Naval Reserve as guest speaker. Posting the colors were Col. Jeff Eckstein and Maj. John Tucker of the U.S. Army. Sixth-grader Adrienne Eckstein read the memorial prayer, and Vicki Hopkins led the Choral Music Group in song. Sixth-graders Michael Corbin McCain and Gracie Roberts, under the direction of Caroline Gatling, concluded the program with “God Bless America.”

Vicksburg High • Guests in the Mississippi River class were Kimberly Turnage, who spoke about employment possibilities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Wayne Stroupe, who gave an introduction to ERDC; and Brian Riley, who spoke about Mississippi ghost stories.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Shundarious Smith, Hana Larkins, Malik Washington and Da’Dreona Jackson. • Gator Buck Store parent volunteers were Fab Dorsett, Anthony Howard, Charlene Mosley, Teresa Fisher, Felicia Peters and Shannon Mallory. • Reading Fair boards are on sale for $3. All students are required to turn in a completed project on Dec. 12. • Science Fair boards are on sale through Dec. 2 from homeroom teachers for $4, headers for $2 and titles for $1. All fifth- and sixth-graders are required to complete a project, and fourthgraders are encouraged to participate. • Thanksgiving holidays are Monday-Nov. 25. School

will resume Nov. 28. Yearbooks can be ordered until the end of second nine weeks for $25; the price will increase to $30 in January.

Vicksburg Junior High • Monday-Nov. 25 will be student holidays. • Rebecca Robinson’s seventh-graders who won first place in the Red Ribbon Week door-decorating contest were Malik Alexander, Ciana Barnes, Lazerick Brown, Walter Goodwin, Nathaniel Guice, Alexis Hall, Vansha Horton, Asyia Lyons, Rokeedra Maniel, Jarred McClodden, Kimberly Presson, Jaques Smith, Tristen Stewart, Hunter Whitehead and Teaunce Williams.

Warren Central High • Stacy Tennison from the Center for Pregnancy Choices spoke to health classes about STDs and abstinence. • All teachers and students may submit an original poem to room 406 to be displayed on the WC Literary Club bulletin board. A pseudonym may be created to remain anonymous. Poems must be typed. • Staff Members of the Week are Master Chief Robert Hodges and Maj. Jimmy Holder. • Students caught doing something good were Aramus Conrad, Jessica Wilson, Sallie Lin, Malcolm James, Chia Barajas, Jasmin Brown, Terrell Hutchinson, Brittany Merritt, Mario Doyle, Chantra Gaines, Loretta Leach, Kiara Townsel, Georgia Moore, Corbin Rogers, Kylae Singleton, Ashton Ahner, Dakota Landrum, Dearius Christmas, Jalen Dagher, Tisha Thomas, Aaron Robinson and Trayon Howard.

Warren Junior High • Band students will participate in auditions for the Capital City Honor Band on Thursday. • First nine weeks honor roll students were rewarded with a doughnut party on

Thursday. • Dillard’s contributed to PBIS rewards for faculty. • Science students of Tasha Jones constructed virus models and completed research papers on viruses. • A limited number of Spirit Day T-shirts are on sale in the library for $12. Yearbooks are also still available for preorder for $30.

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader classes with most points: ShaJuan Carter’s sixth grade, Mary Henry’s fourth grade and Amy Sullivan’s third grade. Top point earners were sixth-graders Faith Meredith, Alyssa Cabezas, Destinee Shaiffer and Joshulyn Pearson; fourthgraders Jaylen L. Davis, Ian Gordon, Najee Carter, Jacob Wren, Kameren Batty and John Michael Wilkerson; third-graders Travon Brown, Brelynn Beck, Jeremiah Shelby, Jonothan Nowell, DaFranko Bailey and Travisia Council; and second-graders Z’Keariah Lewis, Carlos Rollins, Michaela Franklin, Taylor Sims, Austin Berryhill, Mikey Harrell, Kennadi Holmes, Kendai Holmes, Kendall Parson, Khalia Ross and Ariel Williams. • Third-grade classes of Amy Sullivan and Heather Gordon created metaphors about their families after studying figurative language. They also created a Reading Fair project after reading “Aliens Love Underpants.” • Velma Wince’s sixth-graders made a story chain about “Emily Dickinson: American Poet.” Angeline Baker’s sixth-graders illustrated simplified fractions with butterflies. • ShaJuan Carter’s sixthgraders used the letters in their names to make an acrostic poem describing themselves. They also read “The Wall” and wrote letters to veterans in observance of Veterans Day. • After reading “Where Do Frogs Come From,” Charisse Brown’s first-graders created puppets of frogs and models of frog life cycles.

HONOR ROLL Warren Junior High First quarter Seventh grade: All A’s — Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Rebecca Lauren Boyd, Sarah Ann Chipley, Jacob Michael Cochran, Lauren Davis, Jared Austin Honeycutt, Jameelah Nichole Jones, Charles Cordale Katzenmeyer, Faith Nicole Marshall, Hayley Elizabeth Martin, Michaela Ruth Mobley, Nelly Assumptah W. Ngei, Jack Bacon Richardson, Kaitlyn LaNae Russell, Mileena Marie Slade and Alexander Emanuel Velazquez; A/B roll — Austin Lee Alexander, Abigail Brianna Barnes,

Amanda Christine Boleware, Nikirah Alyse Bridges, Ashton Margaret Brumfield, Joshua Dean Burris, Kaitlyn Hope Cook, Joy Evelyn Davis, Jazmine Shuntel Erves, Lylen Colby Fisher, Skyler Iyanna Gibson, Christa Chapin Gill, David Dillon Green, Madilyn May Green, Chad Michael Hanes, Jessica Marie Hasty, Cheyenne Summer Hines, Hunter Newman Holdiness, Aaliyah Morgan James, Morgan Parish Jarabica, Carlton Edward Jeter, Camden Eric Kurtz, Jordan Savannah Lee, Emma Rosita Lingle, Sydney Selena Linzy, Vincent Liu,

Kiara S. Lockhart, Noah Scott Marbury, Emorie Gayle Medders, Shelton Gregory Miller, Alainna Paige Neumann, Matthew Louis Newcomb, David Brett Oldenburg, Kaylyn Brianna Parks, Sanjna Patel, Christopher Jacob Paul, Brandon Ashley Pratt, Mallory Grace Pratt, Daria Camille Redmond, Katlyn Michele Reece, Cameron Elise Robbins, Andrea Ja’Nane Roberts, Sarah Kate Smith, Alexis Ja’Neal Spiller, Lauren Kylie Summerlin, Shunterrance Sentelle Walton, Aallyah Renee Williams and Victoria Michelle Winters.

Eighth grade: All A’s — Taylor Danielle Ballard, Jermeny Marcquez Berry, Brooks Andrew Boolos, John Austin Burris, Jedarius Marquise Davis, Huntington Lamar Hale, Austin George Harris, Ezekiel Scott Hosemann, Lashunte Olivia Hubbard, Vincent Noumbano Njiti, Matthew Register, Priya C. Sanipara, Marlee Hope Stewart, Brayden Howell Stokes, Emily Lynn Tingle, Garnet Henry Van Norman and Kelby Colleen Westcott; A/B roll — Victoria Ann Adams, Jaycob Ray Barlow, Rhett Austin Bloodworth, Elizabeth Anne Boyd,

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ers and others among the less well-off, and for his seeming lack of human empathy. Like Tsai he comes from a well-connected family whose privileged status helped underwrite his foreign education. Tsai has worked hard at exploiting Ma’s supposed weaknesses. Clad in simple clothes and sometimes wearing a farmer’s traditional straw hat, she has visited countless rural villages and working class districts across the island, chatting with farmers and laborers in front of countless television cameras, in an attempt to burnish her populist credentials. Now, with the piggy campaign in full swing, she is inundated almost everywhere she goes with supporters presenting her with piggy banks stuffed with modest amounts of cash. Tsai’s cause is being helped by mounting public criticism of government waste, which resurfaced late last month following revelations that officials spent $7 million on a glitzy National Day production that few people paid very much attention to.

Political commentator Hu Wenhui of the pro-DPP Liberty Times newspaper wrote that with scandals like this, it’s no surprise that Ma is locked in an extremely tight race. “Millions of piggies are showing their anger against the Ma government,” Hu wrote. “They embody a demand for revolutionary change.” Premier Wu Den-yih, Ma’s vicepresidential running mate, said the piggies’ innocent image did not reflect the true face of the DPP and its well-born presidential candidate. “You don’t turn a remote person into an approachable one just by giving her a piggy,” he said. Former DPP lawmaker Lin Cho-shui disagreed, saying the success of the piggy campaign reflected mounting popular unease over income inequality and rising unemployment. “With middle and worker-class livelihoods under threat,” he said, “it has fed into a collective social anxiety.”

the bill passed in June. The Senate last month voted to block the potato limits in their version. Neither version included the language on tomato paste, sodium or whole grains, which was added by HouseSenate negotiators on the bill. The school lunch proposal was based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said they were needed to reduce childhood obesity and future health care costs. Nutrition advocate Margo Wootan of the Center for Science in the Public Interest said Congress’ proposed changes will keep schools from serving a wider array of vegetables. Children already get enough pizza and potatoes, she says. It would also slow efforts to make pizzas — a longtime standby on school lunch lines — healthier, with whole grain crusts and lower levels of sodium. “They are making sure that two of the biggest problems in the school lunch program, pizza and french fries, are untouched,” she said. A group of retired generals advo-

Katie Sherell Brown, Marissa Sheree Brown, Brandon Eugene Burton, Mya Kristin Chappell, Aquarius Akeylah Crook, Constance Ann Daene, Jamerica Kimbrell Dixon, Joel Shelise Erves, Olivia Tess Frazier, Jesse Dalton Fuller, William Briggs Liam Hopson, Lawrence N. Jackson, Brandon Wayne Jones, Keenen D’Marcus Jones, Kiara Lashuntae Jones, Madison Elizabeth Kendall, Amarra Jennae Kennedy, Jasmine Briana King, James Kinnebrew, Jacob Matthew Kouser, Sara Alene Lloyd, Nathan David Madsen, Robert Taft

cating for healthier school lunches also criticized the spending bill. The group, called Mission: Readiness has called poor nutrition in school lunches a national security issue because obesity is the leading medical disqualifier for military service. “We are outraged that Congress is seriously considering language that would effectively categorize pizza as a vegetable in the school lunch program,” Amy Dawson Taggart, the director of the group, said in a letter to members of Congress before the final plan was released. “It doesn’t take an advanced degree in nutrition to call this a national disgrace.” Specifically, the provisions would: • Block the Agriculture Department from limiting starchy vegetables, including corn and peas, to two servings a week. The rule was intended to cut down on french fries, which some schools serve daily. • Allow the USDA to count two tablespoons of tomato paste as a vegetable, as it does now. The department had attempted to require that only a half-cup of tomato paste could be considered a vegetable — too much to put on a pizza. Federally subsidized lunches must have a

Nesmith, Cassie Ryane Pierce, Samuel Trevon Reed, Hannah Love Reihl, Victoria Daniell Ross, Cortez A. Scott, Jakayla V. Tyrese Scott, Timothy John Shively, Lindsey Kathleen Spencer, Gabrielle Nicole Terrett, Kiera Ariel M. Thomas, Dustin Ray Thompson, Erica Shannon Tindoll, Alexander Robert Turner, Kaylynne Elizabeth Wallace, Max Christian Wamsley, Blake Allen Watkins, Jereka Kiana Willis, Sydney Christian Wooten, Nicholas Benjamin Wright and Kaylin Marie Young.

certain number of vegetables to be served. • Require further study on longterm sodium reduction requirements set forth by the USDA guidelines. • Require the USDA to define “whole grains” before they regulate them. The rules would require schools to use more whole grains. Food companies who have fought the USDA standards say they were too strict and neglected the nutrients that potatoes, other starchy vegetables and tomato paste offer. “This agreement ensures that nutrient-rich vegetables such as potatoes, corn and peas will remain part of a balanced, healthy diet in federally funded school meals and recognizes the significant amounts of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C provided by tomato paste, ensuring that students may continue to enjoy healthy meals such as pizza and pasta,” said Kraig Naasz, president of the American Frozen Food Institute.


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Give the gift of good tastes

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on the calendar: • The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Turkey Dinner and Bake Sale — 11 a.m.1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church at 920 South St.; $10 per plate; 601-6360542. • Holiday appetizer workshop — 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; William Furlong, instructor; $30 members, $35 nonmembers; 601-6312997, info@southernculture.org. • 10th annual Breakfast with Santa — 8-10 a.m. Dec. 3 at Vicksburg Convention Center; McDonald’s breakfast served, money donated to Ronald McDonald House; tickets: $7 at Ticketmaster.com, 800745-3000 or convention center box office; 601-6302929.

this week’s recipe

Sage -Shrimp Skewers

Bison

Skewer up spice By The Associated Press These skewers combine a potent but delicious seasoning blend with a mix of ground sausage, bison and shrimp. The result is deliciously meaty and warmly spicy.

Sage-Shrimp Bison Skewers 1 star anise 1 teaspoon black (or mixed) peppercorns 3 uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausages 1/2 pound raw shrimp, shells and tails removed 1 small yellow onion, quartered 5 large leaves fresh sage 1 pound ground bison 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup panko breadcrumbs Heat the oven to broil. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a spice grinder, combine the star anise and peppercorns until powder. In a food processor, combine the sausages, shrimp, onion and sage. Pulse until coarsely ground. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bison, salt, star anisepepper mixture and the panko. Use hands to mix. Break off a walnut-size chunk of the mixture and form it in an oblong about 1-inch thick at the center. Repeat with remaining meat mixture, arranging the meat on the prepared baking sheet. You should have about 40 oblongs. Broil for 3 minutes, then turn and broil for another 3. Insert toothpicks or short skewers lengthwise into each oblong just before serving. Also, the skewers can be cooked on a medium-high grill for about 3 minutes per side. Coat the grill grates with cooking spray.

Bark is no-bake treat for all By Alison Ladman The Associated Press Salty and sweet. Savory and rich. It’s the treat for chocolate fans who think they’ve tried it all. It’s Caramel Bacon Peanut Bark. That’s right. Read that one again. We start with a smooth, rich pool of melted milk chocolate, then scatter chopped peanuts over that. On top of that goes a healthy scattering of cooked and crumbled bacon. Trust us — the saltysavory-sweet flavors play so well together. But we didn’t stop there. Over that goes a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkling of flaked sea salt. Once the bark has completely cooled, it can be broken into chunks and packaged in plastic bags or candy boxes for gifts. It should hold at room temperature for up to a week.

Caramel Bacon Peanut Bark Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus cooling Servings: 24 12 ounces maple or brown sugar bacon Two 12-ounce packages milk chocolate bits 1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts (salted or not) 10-ounce bag soft candy caramels Large flake sea salt Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high. Working in batches, add the bacon and cook until very crisp, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then repeat with remaining bacon. Set aside to cool completely. See Bark, Page C2.

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Caramel Bacon Peanut Bark

Make your cake (and give it, too)

Pass along the joy of a good breakfast

By Alison Ladman The Associated Press

By Alison Ladman The Associated Press

Small Bundt cakes are an easy and elegant gift to give. You can make them in a traditional metal pan, but also consider purchasing paper baking pans, which are designed to be both the baking pan and a decorative wrapper. To use the paper pans, simply place them on a baking sheet and bake as normal. When completely cooled, wrap the item in plastic wrap or a clear bag tied with a bow. We’ve offered a recipe for a cherry spice cake, but this technique will work for any recipe that’s designed for a Bundt pan. Quick breads are another easy offering for paper baking pans, as they come in small loaf pans, as well as the ring-style pan. See Cake, Page C2.

Breakfast cereal as a holiday gift? It may sound unusual, but it tastes wonderful. Granola is a practical, beautiful and delicious gift. It’s also easy and inexpensive to prepare. It can be packaged attractively yet simply in glass canning jars or cellophane bags tied with ribbons. And granola is easy to tailor to your recipient’s tastes. And unlike many edible gifts, it has a long shelf

Cherry Spice Cake

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Have-It-Your-Way Granola


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The gift of good tastes

Don’t fret! Even a novice wine-buyer can make a good pick By Michelle Locke The Associated Press

know they make more than their famous port wines.

Trendy, tasty and one-sizefits-all, wine is a versatile holiday gift, whether you’re on your way to a house-warming or looking out for something for the in-laws. But navigating the world of wine can be a trial for the novice vinophile. Enter wine experts, who have a few tips on how not to send the wrong message in a bottle.

If all else fails

Recon the recipient A good starting place when buying wine as a gift is to figure out what you know about the recipient, says Natalie MacLean, editor of the widely read wine website, NatalieMaclean.com. Even if that’s only whether they like a full-bodied wine, a light red or a particular region, a little know-how can help to personalize the gift. (And, of course, you do need to know if they like wine. Splurge on a pricey cab for a teetotaler and you’ll miss the boat completely.) Interests are another way to personalize the selection, says Jordan Salcito, a sommelier and wine director of Crown Restaurant in New York City. Did the person just come back from a trip to Sicily? A bottle of Sicilian wine might be a nice touch. Or, if you know the person doesn’t like shellfish but loves steak, buy a hearty red. “Create a story or connect some dots,” says Salcito.

Read between the (label) lines In general, the front label

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A Tempra Tantrum cabernet, from left, Voga pinot grigio and Project Paso zinfandel

A Candia Vineyards viognier, left, and a Red Truck merlot

of a wine bottle should tell you where a wine is from and what grapes it predominantly is made from. So, if you see an Oregon pinot noir labeled “Willamette Valley,” then you know the grapes came from that region, which is known for pinots. Words like “reserve” and “vintner’s select,” can denote higher quality, but that’s not a given, especially on New World wines. Ditto for medals and other awards, which have become quite prolific. The back label is a bit less helpful because it’s often rather flowery, but you can

pick up clues to the style of the wine. “If they’re describing it as zesty, mouth-watering citrus fruit, you know that’s going to be a wine that does have a lot of acidity,” says MacLean. “If it’s a red wine and they’re saying fleshy, dark plums and berries, it’s probably full-bodied.” Alcohol content also is a clue. A white wine such as riesling at 8 percent alcohol is going to be lighter than a big red at 14 percent to 15 percent. Salcito decided to help consumers figure out wine after realizing she was getting a lot of questions from restaurant

customers. So she cofounded Bellus, a line of wines with labels that spell out what’s inside. The also label includes flavor icons that highlight the wine’s taste profile, such as a picture of a cherry to denote that flavor in the wine.

minutes (15 minutes active) Yield: About 5 cups 3 cups old-fashioned oats 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons water 1/3 cup maple syrup Flavorings of your choice (see below)

prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, or until dried and lightly toasted. Allow to fully cool before packaging. Flavorings: • Dutch apple — Stir 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 cup of walnut halves into the dry oat mixture before baking. After baking, add 1 cup chopped dried apple and 1 cup golden raisins. Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving: 370 calories; 150 calories from fat (40 percent of total calories); 17 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 5 g fiber; 110 mg sodium. • Jamaica — Stir 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice,

1 cup cashews and 1 cup large flake unsweetened coconut into the dry oat mixture before baking. After baking, add 1 cup chopped dried pineapple and 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger. Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving: 390 calories; 180 calories from fat (45 percent of total calories); 20 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 48 g carbohydrate; 7 g protein; 4 g fiber; 110 mg sodium. • Chocolate cherry — Stir 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder into the dry oat mixture before baking. After the dry mixture has baked and cooled, add 1 cup dried cherries and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Nutrition information per 1/2 cup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup buttermilk 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup dried cherries 1 cup frozen cherries, thawed and drained

the oven. To prepare the streusel, in a small bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the melted butter, allowing clumps to form. If using metal Bundt pans, distribute the streusel mixture between the pans. If using paper baking pans, set the streusel aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the oil,

Don’t fall into the money pit One piece of information on the bottle that isn’t particularly helpful is price. More bucks don’t necessarily translate to better bottles, says MacLean, whose second book, “Unquenchable: A Tipsy

Search for the World’s Best Bargain Wines,” was recently released. Bargain hunters would do well to look at places that are known for good value, such as Chile. Another thing to look for is a lesser-known grape, like Argentina’s malbec, a delicious red wine that doesn’t yet have the cachet of a betterknown red grape variety like cabernet sauvignon. Other places to hunt for value are regions that are trying to reinvent themselves, such as table wines from Portugal, where producers are working to let consumers

What if you know next to nothing about the person you’re giving the wine to? “My tip is to go with what I call a switch-hitter wine that has lots of flavor but isn’t heavy on oak, alcohol and tannins,” says MacLean. Two suggestions here are riesling, a light white wine, or, for a red wine, pinot noir. “That’s what I usually recommend as a go-to wine if you’re not really sure and you don’t want to choose something that’s off the scale one way or the other.” Sparkling wine is another crowd-pleaser. It doesn’t have to be Champagne if you’re on a budget, says Salcito. There are some good, low-priced cavas from Spain, as well as cremants from France, which is wine made in the same method as Champagne but not from that specific region of France. “Almost everyone loves sparkling wine,” says Salcito.

Go big or go home The London-based Antique Wine Co., which specializes in rare and fine wines, is offering a special holiday package of melchiors — really big wine bottles that hold the equivalent of 24 regular bottles. Two collections were offered, with one being five melchiors of the Napa Valley’s Colgin Cellars highly regarded cabernet sauvignon. Price? Three hundred thousand British pounds, or about $480,690. Now that would be a stocking stuffer to remember.

Granola Continued from Page C1. life and doesn’t need refrigeration. We’ve started off with a basic granola recipe, then added flavors to mix in before and after baking. If you want to come up with your own flavors, here’s the basic idea — spices and nuts are mixed with oats, then baked in the oven. Dried fruit gets mixed in after baking so it doesn’t get over-dried and bitter. If you choose to add chocolate, cocoa gets mixed in with the oats. But chocolate chips should be added only after the granola has been baked and thoroughly cooled.

Have-It-Your-Way Granola Start to finish: 1 hour 15

Heat the oven to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, water and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, then pour over the oat mixture. Stir until thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture onto the

serving: 320 calories; 110 calories from fat (34 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats);

0 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 7 g fiber; 100 mg sodium.

Bark Continued from Page C1. Once cooled, crumble the bacon into small pieces. Place the chocolate bits in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, then tap it on the counter to settle the chocolate into an even, smooth puddle. Immediately sprinkle the peanuts and bacon evenly

over the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to fully harden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place the caramels in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Drizzle the caramel over the bark, then sprinkle lightly with the sea salt. Allow to cool and harden, then break into pieces.

eggs, sugar, honey, molasses, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamom and vanilla. Mix in half of the buttermilk, then half of the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and repeat with the remaining buttermilk and flour. Stir in the dried and thawed cherries. Divide the mixture between the prepared pans. If using the paper baking pans, sprinkle the reserved

streusel on top of the batter. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. If using a metal pan, turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Will keep for 1 week. Nutrition information per serving: 300 calories; 130 calories from fat (42 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 40 mg cholesterol; 41 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 150 mg sodium.

Cake Continued from Page C1.

Cherry Spice Cake Start to finish: 45 minutes Makes four 8-by-2-inch ring cakes For the streusel: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

For the cake: 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons dry ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Heat the oven to 350. Coat four 8-by-2-inch ring cake pans (or two 8-inch Bundt pans) with baking spray. Arrange the pans on a baking sheet for stability and ease of moving to and from


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “My Life in Ruins” — A travel guide, Nia Vardalos, gains a new perspective on her life as she leads a ragtag group of tourists through her native Greece./7 on LMN n SPORTS College football — The MAC comes at you in stereo this week. Ohio and Bowling Green play on ESPN, while Western Michigan faces Miami (Ohio) on ESPN2 in a Wednesday night Mid-American Conference doubleheader./7 on ESPN and ESPN2 Nia Vardalos n PRIMETIME “The Middle” — Frankie and Sue are cast in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz’’; Brick invites his quirky uncle (Norm Macdonald) to attend Special Friends Day at school./7 on ABC

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 Steve Railsback, actor, 66; Marg Helgenberger, actress, 53; Diana Krall, jazz singer, 47; Lisa Bonet, actress, 44; Martha Plimpton, actress, 41; Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress, 34; Trevor Penick, pop singer, 32; Noah Gray-Cabey, actor, 16.

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Sting debuts free app, honors Steve Jobs Sting has launched an app for the iPad, and he’s not charging for it. The singer introduced STING 25 in honor of his 25-year solo career at the Apple Store in New York’s Upper West Side on Monday. The “Appumentary” is a digital documentary of Sting’s career. It features over four hours of music videos, concert footage, interviews and more. Sting Sting says he’s releasing it for free “because we don’t know how much it’s worth.” The app also has video from Sting’s 60th birthday party-concert last month at New York’s Beacon Theatre, which featured performances with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga. At Monday’s event, Sting performed the song “Fragile,” dedicating it to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and saying, “In some way he’s created our future.”

Marine had a ball with Timberlake The Virginiabased Marine who took Justin Timberlake to her unit’s annual ball said she didn’t know what to expect from the evening but had a great time. Cpl. Kelsey De Santis said she was honored that the singer and acCpl. Kelsey De Santis and her date, Justor accepted her invitation via You- tin Timberlake, applaud at the InstrucTube video to the tor Battalion Marine Corps Ball in RichMarine Corps Ball mond, Va. in Richmond. De Santis said Tuesday that the experience was wonderful. She said she and Timberlake had one dance, and the rest of the time they enjoyed mingling among the crowd. “He had a smile on his face the entire time and taking pictures of people, and we were talking, shaking hands,” she said. “It was great.”

CBS reconfigures morning show again CBS is trying again in the morning, replacing “The Early Show” with a sober-minded news program behind hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill. The network said Tuesday the perennially third-rated morning show will change its name, but didn’t announce a new one. The show premieres Jan. 9. Public Broadcasting Service interviewer Rose and talk-show host King are both new to CBS mornings. Hill is a holdover from “The Early Show.” CBS has spent decades behind NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the ratings. CBS hopes to pull viewers from people who believe those two shows are increasingly entertainment-driven and less serious about recounting the news of the day.

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Man jailed with Dad after denied visit A southwestern Pennsylvania man is being held in a county jail with his father after he drunkenly threatened to fight officials who refused to let him visit his father at the lockup, police said. Online court records don’t list an attorney for 24-year-old Charles Meinhart Jr., of Confluence, who was arrested Sunday after authorities say he cursed, used obscene gestures and threatened to fight Somerset County Jail officials. Police said that Meinhart tried to slip his handcuffed hands from behind his back and kicked at police who opened the back door of a police cruiser door. The younger Meinhart faced a preliminary hearing Friday on aggravated assault, public drunkenness and other charges. It was not immediately clear why his father is in jail.

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Jackie Schulze cuddles with Sassafras in Williamsport, Pa.

Gifts, strays lead poll of how people get pets LOS ANGELES (AP) — Where do people get their pets? A new AP-Petside. com poll found that the most common way people acquire a pet is as a gift, followed by taking in a stray. About four in 10 pet owners say at least one of their current pets was given to them by friends or family, while a third say they have a pet that showed up on their doorsteps as a stray. Shelters and breeders are next on the list as sources for pets. Thirty percent of those polled say they adopted through a shelter, 31 percent got a pet from a breeder and 14 percent bought an animal at a pet store. Karen Hulsey, 63, adopted a cat from a Texas shelter. Greyson is about a year old now and “he’s cuddly and clean,” she says. She calls her shelter experience very upbeat because the cat “has turned into a wonderful pet with a good attitude and I felt like I was doing something positive.” Another quarter obtained a pet in some other way, including 3 percent who say they went to an animal rescue group and 2 percent who purchased them using an online or print classified ad. More than half of the pet

Ex-prosecutor criticizes Anthony’s lawyer, jurors ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A retired prosecutor from the Casey Anthony murder trial calls her lead attorney “smarmy” in a new book and says he didn’t think a jury would ever agree to the death penalty for the Florida mother, who was ultimately acquitted of killing her 2-year-old Casey daughter. Anthony Jeff Ashton writes in Tuesday’s “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony” that he would have been happier if the prosecution team had left the death penalty off the table. He also confirmed that toward the end of the trial, Anthony’s attorneys tried to persuade the 25-year-old to accept a plea deal but she refused to listen. “Personally, I think I would have been happier if the death penalty had not been reintroduced into the case, even though I think on some level I think Casey may have deserved it,” Ashton said in the 324-page book. “Simply put, I just didn’t think the jury would go there.” As it turns out, Anthony ‘s refusal to accept a deal paid off. Jurors in July acquitted her in the killing of her daughter, Caylee, and she was released from prison, though she is in hiding somewhere in Florida, serving probation for an unrelated check fraud case. Ashton’s book is the first account written by one of the key players in the trial that captured the attention of the nation last summer.

owners polled say they’ve taken in a shelter animal at some point, and two-thirds of them say their experiences have been extremely positive. Jackie Schulze, 77, of Williamsport, Pa., got Sassafras, a white cat with periwinkle eyes, from Lycoming Animal Protection Society Inc., a nokill cat rescue that operates a local shelter. The cat, which was rescued from a meth lab in Scranton, is very attached to Schulze, following her around and sitting in her lap. “Sassy chose me,” Schulze said. Among those who had the most positive shelter experiences, 44 percent cite positive interactions with shelter staff. Just 3 percent say they’d had a moderately or very negative shelter experience. Edward Acosta, 46, of Thomasville, N.C., said if he were getting a new pet today, he would probably go to a pet store or breeder, not because he doesn’t like shelters but “because I like thoroughbreds.” He and his wife, Vicki, bred Pomeranians for years and still have three descended from their original pair. They also own five chickens — Rhode Island Reds bought at a feed store — whom they consider to be pets.


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Formal complaint is lodged against informal salutations Dear Abby: Whenever I receive a business communication from someone unknown to me with my first name in the salutation, as in “Dear Robert,� it immediately goes into the trash. Being addressed by my first name in this context is just plain wrong. Since I don’t know the person who is sending the correspondence, I find the informal tone to be highly improper. Please remind your readers — particularly those in business — about your booklet on correspondence and communication, “How to Write Letters for All Occasions.�

DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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I have been accused of being “old school.� However, there are rules and guidelines governing written communication, and it seems as though they are being ignored. Would you please inform people about the proper way to write? And is your “Letters� booklet still available? — Call Me “Mister C,� San Jose, Calif.

Dear Mister C.: I hope that by the time this e-mail sees print, you will have cooled off. The communications that offend you probably were sent as part of a mass mailing generated by a computer. If that isn’t the case, then the individuals who drafted them may not have realized that in business correspondence, the salutation should read: Dear Ms. Smith Dear Mr. Carson The “Letters� booklet is still available and covers additional salutations that are helpful to know, including how to address a senator or congressman, a clergyperson, etc.

“How to Write Letters for All Occasions� can be ordered by sending a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus a check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby — Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. My booklet also contains helpful suggestions for writing letters of congratulations; difficult topics to address such as letters of condolence for the loss of a parent, spouse or child; and thankyou letters for birthday gifts, shower gifts, wedding gifts and those that arrive at holiday time. (A tip: Keep a notepad

handy and write down what immediately comes to mind when the gift is opened. This can be helpful if later you are at a loss for words!) Judging from the high volume of e-mail and snail mail I receive, letter composition is something that is not always effectively taught in school. My booklet can provide a helpful assist for anyone who needs a quick and easy tutorial, and it is particularly helpful for parents to use as a way to easily teach their children how to write using proper etiquette. Keep it in a drawer and dip into it as needed. Dear Abby: I am 8 years

old. At the bottom of a letter, sometimes people write XOXO. Which one means hug and which one means kiss? — Anna in Missouri Dear Anna: The “X� means kiss and the “O� signifies a hug. P.S. Some people write “SWAK� on the flap of the envelope, which stands for “sealed with a kiss.�

• 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.

Bone density test is used to diagnose osteoporosis Dear Doctor K: I just turned 65. At my last medical visit, my doctor said she’d like me to get a bone density test. What is it, and what’s involved? Dear Reader: A bone density test uses specialized X-rays to measure the thickness and strength of your bones. It is also called bone densitometry or a DXA scan. Why measure the thickness of your bones? Adults, particularly women, begin to lose bone thickness around age 50. Thinner bones put you at greater risk for fracture. Besides being painful at the time, fractures (particularly hip fractures) can affect your ability to do the things you want to do. When bones are somewhat thin, the condition is called osteopenia. When bones become very thin, the condition is called osteoporosis. Bone density tests can measure whether you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. If you’re already being treated for osteoporosis, repeated bone density tests can measure the effectiveness of your treatment.

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.

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Many authorities recommend routine bone density tests in women aged 65 or older. Early detection is important because exercise and various treatments can help prevent and even reverse bone loss. So what’s involved? During the test, you’ll lie on a table. A radiologist or X-ray technician will move a scanner above your spine, hip or wrist. The test measures your bone thickness in these three different parts of the body. Unfortunately, fractures of the spine, hip and wrist are all much more common in people with thin bones. The test takes 10 to 20 minutes. The test itself is painless, but you might experience some discomfort because you have to lie still on a hard surface.

The test doesn’t have any significant risks. You’ll be exposed to about one-tenth the amount of radiation as in a single chest X-ray. You’ll get the results within a few days. The diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis is based on your so-called

T-score. If you have a T-score that is between minus 1.0 and minus 2.5, you have osteopenia. If it is below minus 2.5, you have osteoporosis. In general, the lower your bone density, the higher your risk of breaking a bone. Fortunately, treatment options exist.

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Several different types of medicines protect your bones from getting thinner. Some even help build back up bone that you have lost. Such medicines are relatively new. If your test results indicate that your bones are thinning, talk with your doctor about

what you can do to reduce your risk of fracture.

• 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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TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Because you’re in tune with the world, don’t be surprised by the clout and influence you might find yourself having today. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Some good news that is coming to you from a distant venue is trying to break through. Be sure to check all the sources you use for acquiring information. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Two separate friends of yours, unaware of each other, are both engaging in something on your behalf today in hopes of being able to acquire what you’ve been craving. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There is a strong chance you will acquire a new friend who will become a lifelong pal. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A project you’re able to complete today is likely to

give you a sense of accomplishment. But more importantly, someone whose attention you’ve been trying to attract may also notice it. Aries (March 21-April 19) — It will become quite clear to you today that you are much more popular with your contemporaries than you ever thought. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Put on your thinking cap and check all the advertisements, because friends will be looking to you to come up with an event in which to participate. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It might be left to you to avert an altercation between two friends who get into it today. Because you like both equally, you’ll know how to cool their hot heads. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The little

bits of money you’ve been squirreling away have finally added up to that whopping sum you need to get something you’ve been hankering. Go get it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Being a trifle restless and hard to get along with makes you a perfect candidate to spend some time with active friends who can put you in a happy mood. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This is likely to be a perfect day to reap some nominal opportunities from some unexpected sources. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you’re someone who is presently unattached, this is a perfect day to get out and mingle. Members of the opposite gender will find you far more appealing than usual.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Please allow me to tell my story. It is very important to me. I’m not writing for help. I’ve already learned my lesson, and I’m receiving my help. This letter is for the kids who think it’s cool to get high. Using drugs is a losing proposition! I’ll tell you where it got me — right into a detention center. I enjoyed getting high. In order to get my kicks and money for my habit, I started breaking into houses. I was lucky because one of the houses I broke into was my own, and my father turned me in. At this very moment,

I’m sitting in a children’s home. But I consider myself lucky. I’m getting out soon, and I’m alive. One of my friends didn’t make it. She died of an overdose. Teens, please listen to what I’ve told you! I’m speaking from experience. — Nameless, West Texas Nameless: Experience is a master teacher. I’m positive you have now learned an important lesson. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.


THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Robert Coleman, IN THE CHANCERY AddressWednesday, Unknown COURT OF WARREN C6 November 16, 2011 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI THE COMPLAINT WHICH IN RE: ESTATE OF SAWGRASS POINT LAND IS ATTACHED TO THIS ROBERT CURTIS, JR. Get ready to build your SUMMONS IS IMPORTANT DECEASED dream home on this AND YOU MUST TAKE NO.2011-123PR beautiful point lot IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SUMMONS on the lake. $105,000. PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI You have been made COUNTY OF WARREN Defendant in the suit filed in TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS this Court by Alva Flournoy The expect ATClean LAWyouOF ROBERT Coleman, Plaintiff, seeking a More information on this The serviceJR., you deserve CURTIS, DECEASED divorce. Defendants other $60,000 flat lake lot that is You have been made a than you in this action are: ready to build your home Defendant in the Petition SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S available from Kim Steen. None. IMMACULATE! LIKE NEW CONDITION AND filed in this Court by Eddie NOTICE OF SALE You are required2toBATH, mail or READY FOR NEW OWNER! 3 BEDROOM Administrator • Carpet/Oriental/ •Curtis, Ceramic Tile & of the WHEREAS, on the 10th day hand NEW deliverCARPET. a written 1690 SQUARE FEET WITH Estate of Robert Curtis, Jr., of July, 2003, Michael A. Area Rug Cleaning Grout Cleaning IN THE CHANCERY response to the Complaint HUGH CLOSETS AND LOTS OF FAMILY LIVING Deceased, said Petition Mahoney and Peggy COURT OF WARREN filed against you in this SPACE. GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD • Furniture/Drapery •seeking Housedetermination Cleaning and Mahoney executed a Deed to William M. Bost, Jr., COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE CHANCERY CALL TODAY FOR YOURaction PRIVATE SHOWING! adjudication of the heirs at of Trust to William M. Bost, IN RE: ESTATE OF Attorney for Plaintiff, whose • Carpet & Fabric •lawClean & Wax Wood COURT OF WARREN of Robert Curtis, Jr., Jr., Trustee, for the use and ROBERT EASTMAN, II, post office address is 1221 COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Deceased. Defendants othProtection & Vinyl Floors h benefit of Jeanne Marguerite DECEASED Grove Street, Vicksburg, er than you in this action are: ALVA FLOURNOY SUE L. RICHARDSON Wit Mahoney, which Deed of PROBATE NO. 10-056PR Mississippi 39183. COLEMAN Unknown 601-415-0957 Trust is on file and of record RUTHA EASTMAN, YOUR RESPONSE MUST PLAINTIFF You are summoned to the Chancery BE MAILED OR ADMINISTRATRIX VS. Home for Sale? Showinitthetooffice theofworld at appear and defend against 103 Pear Orchard Drive, Vicksburg, MS • 601-636-3116 Clerk of Warren County, DELIVERED NOT LATER NOTICE TOwww.homesofvicksburg.com CREDITORS the Petition filed in this action NO. 2011-332GN Mississippi, in Deed of Trust THAN THIRTY DAYS The undersigned, having at 10:30 a.m. on the 7th day ROBERT COLEMAN Record Book 1403 at Page AFTER THE 9TH DAY OF been appointed DEFENDANT of December , 2011, in the 735 thereof, NOVEMBER 2011, WHICH Administratrix of the Estate SUMMONS Warren County Chancery WHEREAS, Jeanne IS THE DATE OF THE of Robert Eastman, II, THE STATE OF Courtroom at Vicksburg, Marguerite Mahoney, is the FIRST PUBLICATION OF Deceased, by the Chancery Mississippi before Hon. Vicki MISSISSIPPI present legal holder and THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR Court of Warren County, IN THE CHANCERY Roach Barnes and in case of TO: Robert Coleman, beneficiary of the Deed of Mississippi on the 24th day RESPONSE IS NOT SO Address Unknown COURT OF WARREN your failure to appear and Trust referred to above; MAILED OR DELIVERED, A of May 2010 on this day NOTICE TO DEFENDANT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI defend, a judgment will be WHEREAS, on July 28, gives notice to all persons JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT THE COMPLAINT WHICH IN RE: ESTATE OF rendered against you for 2011, the legal holder of the having a claim against the WILL BE ENTERED IS ATTACHED TO THIS ROBERT CURTIS, JR. those matters demanded in said Estate to have the same said Deed of Trust and the SUMMONS IS IMPORTANT AGAINST YOU FOR THE DECEASED the Petition. note secured thereby, probated and registered by MONEY OR OTHER AND YOU MUST TAKE NO.2011-123PR You are not required to file substituted Eugene A. the Chancery Clerk of RELIEF DEMANDED IN IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SUMMONS an answer or pleading but Warren County, Mississippi, Perrier, as Trustee therein, PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. THE COMPLAINT. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI you may do so if you desire. as authorized by the terms within ninety (90) days after You must also file the COUNTY OF WARREN ISSUED under my hand and You have been made there of, by instrument the date of the first Defendant in the suit filed in original of your Response TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS seal of said Court this 31st publication of this notice, and recorded on August 2, 2011, with the Clerk of this Court this Court by Alva Flournoy AT LAW OF ROBERT day of October , 2011. in the office of the aforesaid a failure to probate and Coleman, Plaintiff, seeking a within a reasonable time CURTIS, JR., DECEASED DOT McGEE, CHANCERY register a claim within ninety Chancery Clerk of Warren afterward. divorce. Defendants other You have been made a CLERK (90) days from said first date County, Mississippi, in Deed Issued under my hand and than you in this action are: Defendant in the Petition BY: /s/ Mary Flaggs , D.C. of Trust Book 1524 at Page of publication will bar the the seal of said Court, this None. filed in this Court by Eddie (SEAL) 843 thereof; and claim forever. the 4th day of November Curtis, Administrator of the Publish: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16(3t) You are required to mail or WHEREAS, default having 2011. WITNESS my signature on hand deliver a written Estate of Robert Curtis, Jr., been made in the terms and Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk this the 28th day of October response to the Complaint Deceased, said Petition conditions of said deeds of Warren County 2011. filed against you in this seeking determination and IN THE CHANCERY trust and the entire debt /s/ Rutha Eastman action to William M. Bost, Jr., By: /s/Denise Bailey, D.C. adjudication of the heirs at COURT OF WARREN secured thereby, having (seal) ADMINISTRATRIX Attorney for Plaintiff, whose law of Robert Curtis, Jr., COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Publish: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 Publish: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16(3t) been declared to be due and post office address is 1221 Deceased. Defendants othALVA FLOURNOY payable in accordance with (3t) Grove Street, Vicksburg, er than you in this action are: COLEMAN the terms of said deed of Mississippi 39183. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S Unknown PLAINTIFF IN THE CHANCERY trust, and the legal holder of NOTICE OF SALE YOUR RESPONSE MUST You are summoned to VS. COURT OF WARREN WHEREAS, on the 10th day said indebtedness, Jeanne BE MAILED OR appear and defend against NO. 2011-332GN of July, 2003, Michael A. COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Marguerite Mahoney, having DELIVERED NOT LATER the Petition filed in this action ROBERT COLEMAN Mahoney and Peggy IN RE: ESTATE OF requested the undersigned THAN THIRTY DAYS at 10:30 a.m. on the 7th day DEFENDANT Mahoney executed a Deed ROBERT EASTMAN, II, Substituted Trustee to AFTER THE 9TH DAY OF of Trust to William M. Bost, of December , 2011, in the SUMMONS DECEASED execute the trust and sell Jr., Trustee, for the use and NOVEMBER 2011, WHICH Warren County Chancery THE STATE OF PROBATE NO. 10-056PR benefit of Jeanne Marguerite said land and property in IS THE DATE OF THE Courtroom at Vicksburg, MISSISSIPPI Mahoney, which Deed of RUTHA EASTMAN, accordance with the terms of FIRST PUBLICATION OF Mississippi before Hon. Vicki TO: Robert Coleman, Trust is on file and of record said deed of trust for the THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR ADMINISTRATRIX Roach Barnes and in case of Address Unknown in the office of the Chancery NOTICE TO CREDITORS purpose of raising the sums RESPONSE IS NOT SO Clerk of Warren County, your failure to appear and NOTICE TO DEFENDANT due thereunder, together Mississippi, in Deed of Trust MAILED OR DELIVERED, A The undersigned, having defend, a judgment will be THE COMPLAINT WHICH been appointed Record Book 1403 at Page with attorney's fees, JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT rendered against you for IS ATTACHED TO THIS 735 thereof, Administratrix of the Estate Trustee's fees and expense WILL BE ENTERED those matters demanded in SUMMONS IS IMPORTANT WHEREAS, Jeanne of Robert Eastman, II, of sale; AGAINST YOU FOR THE the Petition. Marguerite Mahoney, is the AND YOU MUST TAKE Deceased, by the Chancery NOW THEREFORE, I, MONEY OR OTHER present legal holder and You are not required to file IMMEDIATE ACTION TO Court of Warren County, Eugene A. Perrier, beneficiary of the Deed of RELIEF DEMANDED IN an answer or pleading but PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. Mississippi on the 24th day Trust referred to above; Substituted Trustee in said THE COMPLAINT. you may do so if you desire. You have been made 07. Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted WHEREAS, on July 28, of May 2010 on this day deeds of trust, will on the You must also file the ISSUED under my hand and Defendant in the suit filed in 2011, the legal holder of the gives notice to all persons 30th day of November, 2011, original of your Response seal of said Court this 31st said Deed of Trust and the this Court by Alva Flournoy having a claim against the offer for sale at public outcry note secured thereby, day of October , 2011. Coleman, Plaintiff, seeking a with the Clerk of this Court said Estate to have the same substituted Eugene A. for cash to the highest within a reasonable time Job Advertisement DOT McGEE, CHANCERY divorce. Defendants other probated and registered by Perrier, as Trustee therein, bidder, and sell within legal afterward. CLERK than you in this action are: as authorized by the terms the Chancery Clerk of hours (being between the Madison Parish School Board Issued under my hand and BY: /s/ Mary Flaggs , D.C. None. there of, by instrument Warren County, Mississippi, hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 the seal of said Court, this (SEAL) recorded on August 2, 2011, You are required to mail or within ninety (90) days after P.M.) at the West Front door has an opening for the following position! the 4th day of November in the office of the aforesaid Publish: 11/2,Now 11/9, 11/16(3t) hand deliver a written the dateVacancy: of the first of the County Courthouse at Job Director of Instruction Accountability Chancery Clerk of Warren and 2011. response to the Complaint publication of this notice, and County, Mississippi, in Deed Vicksburg, County of Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk filed against you in this of Trust Book 1524 at Page a failure to probate and Warren, State of Mississippi, action to William M. Bost, Jr., Warren County register a claim within ninety 843 the following described Salary: As proposed bythereof; the and Madison Parish School Board By: /s/Denise Bailey, D.C. WHEREAS, default having Attorney for Plaintiff, whose (90) days from said first date been made in the terms and property situated in the (seal) post office address is 1221 of publication will bar the County of Warren, State of Responsible for Grove coordinating activities Publish: of and11/9, training of conditions of said deeds of 11/16, 11/23 Street, Vicksburg, claim forever. Qualifications:As set thedebtLouisiana Standards for trustforth and thein entire Mississippi, to-wit: (3t) engaged in sous chefs, cooksMississippi and other kitchen workers 39183. secured thereby, having WITNESS my signature on Beginning at a point in the been declared to be due and YOUR RESPONSE MUST state certification of school personnel. this the 28th day of October South right of way of U.S. preparing and cookingBEfoods payable in accordance with MAILEDinORrestaurant to ensure an efficient 2011. Highway 80 which lies 520.5 the terms of said deed of DELIVERED NOT LATER and effective food service and product. Controls food cost and /s/ Rutha Eastman feet from the Northwest trust, and the legal holder of Application Deadline: Letter of interest, resume andof land a THAN THIRTY DAYS ADMINISTRATRIX said indebtedness, Jeanne corner of a tract establish purchasing specifications, storeroom requisitions AFTER THE 9TH DAY OF Marguerite Mahoney, having Publish: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16(3t) conveyed to Joe Palermo et copy of certifications will the beundersigned accepted until Friday, NOVEMBER 2011, control, WHICH requested systems, product storage, portion and waste control. ux of record in Deed Book Substituted Trustee to IS THE DATE OF THE 189 at Page 558 of the Land November 18, 2011execute at 4:30 P.M. the trust and sell FIRST PUBLICATION OF Records of Warren County, said land and property in THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR accordance with the terms of Mississippi. Palermo's Seven to ten years experience asNOT a chef RESPONSE IS SO d’ cuisine or sous chef said deed of trust for the Where to Apply: Mrs. Lisa M. Wilmore,Northwest Superintendent corner is 2,137.5 MAILED DELIVERED, purpose of raising the sums with a 4-year degree in aORrelated fieldA or equivalent work feet West of the East line of due thereunder, together JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT ATTN: Ruby P. Williams, Executive Secretary to Supt. Section 24 measured along with attorney's fees, experience. Must be to obtain an Alcohol Beverage WILLable BE ENTERED Highway 80. Trustee's fees and expense Madison Parish School Board AGAINST YOU FOR THE Control card and any other applicable health certifications. of sale; Said point being the MONEY OR OTHER NOW THEREFORE, I, Northwest corner of that 301 S. Chestnut Street RELIEF DEMANDED IN Eugene A. Perrier, certain tract conveyed by L. Substituted Trustee in said THEbenefits COMPLAINT. Tallulah, LA 71282 E. Mahoney to Colleen Wells We offer excellent and competitive salaries. deeds of trust, will on the You must also file the 30th day of November, 2011, by deed recorded in Deed original of your Response 318-574-3616, Extension offer for sale at public 3645 outcry Book 512 Page 264, thence with the Clerk of this Court for cash to the highest at right angles to course of Experienced candidates looking for a new exciting bidder, and sell within legal within a reasonable time Highway 80, South 4 hours (being position between the you are applying for Note: Please specify what afterward. challenge may apply Tuesday through Thursday hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 degrees East 240.0 feet to Issued under my hand and Southeast corner of the C. P.M.) at the West Front door in your letter of interest. Fromthe9AM 4PM at: seal of through said Court, this of the County Courthouse at Wells tract; thence South 86 the 4th day of November Vicksburg, County of degrees West parallel to 2011. Warren, State of Mississippi, Highway The Madison Parish School District is an equal80, 260.0 feet; the following described Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Human Resources thence at right angles to the property situated in the Warren County opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the80, South course of Highway County of Warren, State of 2920 Washington Street By: /s/Denise Bailey, D.C. Mississippi, to-wit: 4 degrees East 832.0 feet; (seal) basis of race, religion, sex,atage, origin, Beginning a point national in the Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 thence North 86 degrees Publish: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 South right of way of U.S. East, parallel to Highway 80, E-mail Scowart@DiamondJacks.com disability, or veteran's status. Highway 80 which lies 520.5 (3t) for 480.5 feet; thence North 4 feet from the Northwest Fax 601-636-4089 degrees West, at right corner of a tract of land conveyed to Joe Palermo et angles to Highway 80, 1050 EOE/Drug Free ux of record in Deed Book feet to a point in the South 189 at Page 558 of the Land right of way, South 86 Records of Warren County, degrees West 128.5 feet to a Mississippi. Palermo's stone right of way marker, Northwest corner is 2,137.5 feet West of the East line of thence North 4 degrees Section 24 measured along West 20.0 feet to Stone right Job Advertisement Highway 80. of way Marker; thence South Said point being the Madison Parish School Board 86 degrees West 92.0 feet to Northwest corner of that the point ofsupplier beginning allof certain tractis conveyed by L. Martin Marietta Materials the second largest E. Mahoney to Colleen Wells lying in Section 24, Range Job Vacancies: Chief Financial Officer by deed recorded in Deed crushed stone, sand, and gravel in the United States. We 16 North, Range 4 East. Book 512 Page 264, thence I WILL CONVEY only such right angles to course are currently takingatapplications forofthe following position title as is vested in me as Highway 80, South 4 Nurse Practitioner Substituted Trustee. at our Vicksburg Yard. degrees East 240.0 feet to Southeast corner of the C. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, (School Based Health Center) Wells tract; thence South 86 on this the 1st day of General Laborer/Heavy Equipment Operator degrees West parallel to November, 2011. Highway 80, 260.0 feet; _______________________ Director of Human Resources thence at right angles to the EUGENE A. PERRIER The successful candidate an energetic, dependcourse ofneeds Highwayto 80,be South 4 degrees East 832.0 feet; SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE able and self-motivated who can work in a busy thenceperson, North 86 degrees PREPARED BY: EUGENE Salary: As proposed by the Madison Parish School Board East, parallel to Highway 80, A. PERRIER, LLC aggregate distribution yard atmosphere. Job duties can for 480.5 feet; thence North 4 1001-B ADAMS STREET West, at right include, but are not degrees limited to, operating equipment VICKSBURG, MSsuch angles to Highway 80, 1050 Qualifications:As set forth in the Louisiana Standards for to a point in theoperating South 39183-2535 as front-end loader. feet Experience heavy equipright of way, South 86 TELEPHONE 601-630-9000 state certification of school personnel. degrees West feet to a Must ment and cutting / welding is 128.5 desirable. the 11/23 Publish:have 11/9, 11/16, stone right of way marker, (3t) thence North 4 degrees

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Where to Apply: Mrs. Lisa M. Wilmore, Superintendent ATTN: Ruby P. Williams, Executive Secretary to Supt. Madison Parish School Board 301 S. Chestnut Street Tallulah, LA 71282 318-574-3616, Extension 3645 Note: Please specify what position you are applying for in your letter of interest. The Madison Parish School District is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

ability to work a flexible schedule. Minimum requireWest 20.0 feet to Stone right of way Marker; South ments: high school diploma orthence GED, valid driver’s license. 86 degrees West 92.0 feet to the point of beginning all lying in Section 24, Range EXCELLENT BENEFITS 16 North, Range 4 East. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, LIFE INSURANCE Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE on this the 1st day of PAID HOLIDAYS November, 2011. _______________________ PENSION PLAN EUGENE A. PERRIER SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE 401K PLAN WITH PREPARED COMPANY BY: MATCH EUGENE A. PERRIER, LLC 1001-B ADAMS STREET Please mail resumesVICKSBURG, to: MS 39183-2535 TELEPHONE 601-630-9000 To the attention of Mark Publish: Hardy 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 (3t)

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2011, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Eugene A. The Vicksburg Post Perrier, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms DRASTICALLY REDUCED!! there of, by instrument recorded on August 2, 2011, NOW $199,000 Was $249,900 in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1524 at Page 843 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deeds of trust and the entire debt securedThis thereby,weeks having featured property been declared to•Waterfront be due and with 125’ pier payable in accordance with boat slips (covered) with motorized boat lifts •Double the terms of said•3deed bed of 2 bath & bonus room trust, and the legal holder of living area with semi- vaulted ceiling with said•Open indebtedness, Jeanne exposed beams Marguerite Mahoney, having •Greatthe screened porch •New granite counter tops requested undersigned Substituted Trusteethroughout to •New flooring •Newly painted interior execute the trust and sell Cindy Roberson said land and property in accordance with the601-415-5880 terms of said deed of trust for the www.Godfreyandivy.com purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF NOW THEREFORE, I, SALE Eugene A. Perrier, WHEREAS, on June 10, Substituted Trustee in said 2002, Ruby Shorter and deeds of trust, will on the Jimmy Shorter (married), 30th day of November, 2011, executed a Deed of Trust to offer for sale at public outcry Stewart Robison, Trustee for Mid-State Trust VII, a for cash to the highest business trust and Jim Walbidder, and sell within legal ter Homes, Inc., Beneficiary, hours (being between the which Deed of Trust is hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 recorded in Land Deed of P.M.) at the West Front door Trust Book 1329, at Page of the County Courthouse at 791, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren Vicksburg, County of County, Mississippi; Warren, State of Mississippi, AND WHEREAS, this Deed the following described of Trust was ultimately assigned to Mid-State Trust property situated in the VII, a business trust and County of Warren, State of Walter Mortgage Company, Mississippi, to-wit: LLC, by instrument recorded Beginning at a point in the in Book 1528, at Page 410, South right of way of U.S. in the office of the Chancery Highway 80 which lies 520.5 Clerk aforesaid; AND WHEREAS, default feet from the Northwest having been made in corner of a tract of land payment of the indebtedness conveyed to Joe Palermo et secured by said Deed of ux of record in Deed Book Trust, and the holder of the 189 at Page 558 of the Land note and Deed of Trust having requested the Records of Warren County, undersigned Trustee so to Mississippi. Palermo's do, I will on the 14th day of Northwest corner is 2,137.5 December, 2011, offer for feet West of the East line of sale at public outcry and sell during legal hours between Section 24 measured along the hours of 11:00 A.M. and Highway 80. 4:00 P.M., at the main front Said point being the door of the County CourtNorthwest corner of that house of Warren County, at certain tract conveyed by L. Vicksburg, Mississippi, for E. Mahoney to Colleen Wells cash to the highest and best bidder, the following by deed recorded in Deed described land and property, Book 512 Page 264, thence situated in Warren County, at right angles to course of Mississippi, to-wit: Highway 80, South 4 Lot 12 and the West half of Lot 13 in that certain survey degrees East 240.0 feet to known as "North End Southeast corner of the C. to the City of Wells tract; thence South 86 Addition" Vicksburg. As per plat or degrees West parallel to map of record in Book 69 at Highway 80, 260.0 feet; Page 124 of the Warren County land records. thence at right angles to the course of Highway 80, South I will convey only such title as is vested in me as 4 degrees East 832.0 feet; Trustee. thence North 86 degrees WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, East, parallel to Highway 80, this, the 9th day of for 480.5 feet; thence North 4 November, 2011. _______________________ degrees West, at right /s/ Stewart Robison, Trustee angles to Highway 80, 1050 Publish: 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, feet to a point in the South 12/7(4t) right of way, South 86 degrees West 128.5 feet to a THE FOLLWING VEHICLE was left at Katz Brother's stone right of way marker, Inc., 1621 Walnut Street, thence North 4 degrees Vicksburg, MS 39180-9243, West 20.0 feet to Stone right 601-636-0312, for repair has of way Marker; thence South not been claimed within 30 86 degrees West 92.0 feet to days. It will be sold as an abandoned vehicle: the point of beginning all 1996 CHEVROLET S-14 lying in Section 24, Range Pick Up 16 North, Range 4 East. VIN #: 1GCCS1447TK205611 I WILL CONVEY only such DATE OF SALE: Friday, title as is vested in me as December, 30, 2011 Substituted Trustee. TIME: 10:00a.m WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, PLACE: Katz Brother's Inc. on this the 1st day of 1621 Walnut Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 November, 2011. _______________________ Publish: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16(3t) EUGENE A. PERRIER IN THE CHANCERY SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE COURT OF WARREN PREPARED BY: EUGENE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE A. PERRIER, LLC LAST 1001-B ADAMS STREET WILL AND TESTAMENT OF VICKSBURG, MS MARY KILBY 39183-2535 HICKOX WHITNEY, DETELEPHONE 601-630-9000 CEASED PROBATE NO. 2011-028 PR Publish: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (3t)

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Public Notice County of Sharkey Johnny Earl McCool, II will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime of possession of precursor chemicals committed on April 13, 2003, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Governor's Office by phone at (601)359-3150. Publish: 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, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14(30t) Public Notice Warren County Herbert Lowery will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime of possession of more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to deliver committed on September 8, 1978, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crime, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601)576-3520, or fax at (601)576-3529. Publish: 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, (30t) Public Notice- Warren County. Amy D. Mooney will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime(s) of uttering forgery, auto burglary, embezzlement committed on 8/16/1995 and 9/18/1996, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If their are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601)576-3520, or fax at (601)576-3528. Publish: 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, (30t)

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OF MARY KILBY HICKOX WHITNEY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Clifford C. Whitney III, was appointed as Executor of the Estate of Mary Kilby Hickox Whitney, Deceased, and authority was granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 11th day of March, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered with the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from the first publication date hereof. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 7th day of November, 2011. /s/Clifford C. Whitney, III CLIFFORD C. WHITNEY, III, Executor Publish: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 (4t)

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KENMORE, white sideby-side refrigerator, $125. Ashley Dining room set with 6 chairs, $125. 601-2183188.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

Western and English

KIND BEDROOM SUITE $450 or best offer, Lift recliner $350, Lawn Boy mower $50. 601-831-7199.

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

15. Auction

LARGE OAK ENTERTAINMENT center with 32 inch TV, $150. 601-6380669.

D & D TREE CUTTING

Tim Anderson 228-697-2120

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.

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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.

MOVING SALE, HOUSEHOLD items, furniture, etcetera. 601-218-4697.

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

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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.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT with fireplace and washer/ dryer connections. Available now. Call Cannongate Apartments, 601-6348422. 2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 1 BEDROOM $425 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290. BEATUIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCATION. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Central air/ heat. Washer and dryer $750 monthly. Deposit and references required. 601529-8002.

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STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner

26. For Rent Or Lease 1911 Mission 66

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BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

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

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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601-638-2231

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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.

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14. Pets & Livestock

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29. Unfurnished Apartments LUCKETT COMPOUND. DOWNTOWN 1 bedroom Central air/ heat, washer and dryer. $625 monthly. References and deposit required. 601-529-8002.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

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

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

35. Lots For Sale

30. Houses For Rent

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

ENCHANTED HILLS LOTS/ Acres. Moonmist. Adjacent to VCC golf. Shady Lane. Sherwood Drive- access to 5+ acres. 601-638-8466.

1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, or sell $150,000. 2606 Oak Street, 2 bedrooms, computer room, $750. 732768-5743.

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McMillin Real Estate

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. Call 1-888-919-3222, must 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.

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

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34. Houses For Sale

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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532 HEARTWOOD (IRONWOOD Subdivision) 3 bedroom, 2 bath, den, living room, $650 month. Call Ward Real Estate. 601-6346898 601-631-0395. Deposit/ References Required. Available 11-30-11.

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

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

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

1988 CHEVROLET CREW CAB ¾ ton. Crew labor truck, runs good. $800. 601-636-6595.

2003 TOYOTA CAMRY LE. Only 98,000 miles. Stock #610315A. $9995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer.

2006 JEEP WRANGLER Golden Eagle edition. Only 41,000 miles. Stock #6P4697C. $16,995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-7764770. Dealer.

2008 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB. Stock #6P4641, great truck! $15,995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-7764770. Dealer.

2009 TOYOTA VENZA. Like new, only 24,000 miles. Stock #620010A. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1-877776-4770. Dealer.

2000 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE. Stock #6P4629B. $6995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer. 2002 MERCURY SABLE. Great car! Stock #61032A. $7995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer.

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

2004 Toyota Camry XLE. Only 31,000 miles. Stock #610050TB. $14,995 Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2005 Ford Ranger. Great truck! Stock #620001A. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1877-776-4770. Dealer. 2005 MINI COOPER. 5 speed manual transmission. Fun and fuel efficient. Clean, Serious inquiries only. 601-618-4383.

2008 Toyota Prius. Great gas mileage, Stock #610287B. $18,995. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2006 PONTIAC GRAND Prix. Bermuda blue metallic, tinted windows, good gas mileage, new tires, great condition. $6,200. 601-218-6188. 2007 KIA SEDONA EX. Stock #6P4622, $10,995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer.

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.

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SPORTS we dn e sday, n o v e mbe r 16, 2011 • SEC TI O N d

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

college basketball

Duke coach breaks record Krzyzewski becomes Division 1 wins leader with 903 By The Associated Press

USM flying high Southern Miss aims for revenge Thursday at UAB. Story/D3

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN — ESPN and ESPN2 put on a MAC feast, as Ohio travels to Bowling Green on ESPN and Western Michigan battles Miami (Ohio) on the deuce.

Who’s hot CHANDLER BOUNDS Warren Central soccer player scored four goals in a 7-0 win over Franklin County on Tuesday. Story/D3

The associated press

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gestures during the first half of Duke’s game against Michigan State Tuesday.

NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski will keep adding to his record victory total. There is no doubt about that. How long he stays on the Duke bench and how far he goes past No. 903 is anyone’s guess. “I just play every game the same and they just kept adding up,” Krzyzewski said after the sixth-ranked Blue Devils’ 74-69 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night in the State Farm Champions Classic. That win broke a tie with Bob Knight, his college coach and professional mentor, for the most in Division I. “I think it will

mean a lot more when it’s all over and I don’t know when that will be. I want to win a championship with each team I coach.” There were quite few of Krzyzewski’s former players at Madison Square Garden to see him break the record. “I can’t say I’m surprised because I saw firsthand the level of preparation, the level of passion he put into his program every single day,” said Shane Battier, who won an NCAA championship with Krzyzewski. “I know if you gave him enough opportunity he’d give Bobby Knight a run for his money. It’s just amazing to be here on this night to see the culmination

Missy Gators fall short at Madison

Verlander wins AL Cy Young

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-1-0 La. Pick 4: 0-5-1-4 Weekly results: D2

See Krzyzewski, Page D4.

prep basketball

Sidelines NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander breezed to the AL Cy Young Award on Tuesday in a unanimous vote after the Detroit Tigers’ ace won the pitching version of the Triple Crown. Verlander dominated the balloting in much the same way he humbled hitters with his 100 mph fastball, sharp curve and wicked slider. Now, the big question of the baseball awards season: Will he also be chosen the AL MVP next Monday? “Do I think it’s possible? Yes. Would I like to win it? Of course,” Verlander said during a conference call from his home in Virginia. “Pitchers are on the ballot,” he said. Bolstering the case of all pitchers, Verlander pointed to “the tremendous effect we have on the day of our game.” No starting pitcher has won the honor since Roger Clemens in 1986, with Dennis Eckersley the last reliever to get it in 1992. Many observers say pitchers shouldn’t win the MVP, period, contending they already have their own award. Verlander’s year, though, has ratcheted up the debate in a crowded MVP field that includes Curtis Granderson, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Miguel Cabrera and more. Verlander led the majors in wins by going 24-5 and topped baseball with 250 strikeouts. His 2.40 ERA was the best among AL pitchers who qualified for the title. Verlander drew all 28 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

of this work.” Like many others, Battier doesn’t think the 64-yearold Krzyzewski will be done adding to the win total for several years. “He’s ageless. He looks great. He looks the same as when I was a freshman,” Battier said. “There’s no reason to think he won’t be around for many years to come.” With Knight sitting across the court at the ESPN broadcast table, Krzyzewski moved to the top of the list in front of a sellout crowd of 19,979 at Madison Square Garden. Duke is 26-15 all-time,

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

Porters Chapel forward Kawayne Gaston sprints down the court as he’s defended by Briarfield’s Jaquon Hardmon on Tuesday.

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Eagles demolish Briarfield By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com The newly repainted gym and floor at Porters Chapel Academy saw its first action Tuesday night. It also appears there will be plenty of action coming from the improved PCA boys’ basketball team, which crushed

visiting Briarfield 56-23. Two new additions, Alton Burden and P.J. Lassiter, join returning starters Ted Brisco, Peter Harris and 6-foot-7 center Talbot Buys. Burden and Lassiter started, leaving last year’s top scorer, Kawayne Gaston, to come off the bench. Creel said she likes the new

additions, but cautioned that the Eagles are still a work in progress. “It was a good opener to start off with and now, I know what I need to go work on,” Creel said. “We go to Canton Thursday and they will have bigger numbers and should be a good matchup for us.”

Brisco led PCA with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He said the new additions will make things interesting for the Eagles this season. “I like my team,” Brisco said. “We play real well together and get along. LasSee Eagles, Page D4.

MADISON — Blunders gathered like thunder from an oncoming storm. Soon, the Missy Gators’ chances at victory were shredded, and torn. Vicksburg High missed 18 free throws, committed 28 turnovers and went 1-for-11 from 3-point range Tuesday night against Madison Central. The end result was a 61-56 loss, its second straight after a 2-0 start. “The turnovers, we had as a team. We pushed the ball down the court good enough, but the shots weren’t falling,” said center Antoinette Mayfield, who had 14 rebounds, two blocked shots and four steals. “Free throws killed us. We didn’t make them. We did what we needed to to get fouled, then we didn’t hit the free throws.” Cheyenne Stewart led Madison Central (2-2) with 18 points, and Tamara King added 12 points and seven rebounds. Ama Arkoful had 23 points, four assists and four steals for Vicksburg, which played well in the first and third quarters but slumped in the second and fourth. The Missy Gators outscored Madison Central 32-21 and shot 50 percent from the field in the odd-numbered See Gators, Page D4.

college football

Nutt suspends Mackey, Scott By The Associated Press OXFORD — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt has suspended starting quarterback Randall Mackey and leading rusher Jeff Scott for Saturday’s game against No. 1 LSU for violating team rules. Nutt did not say what the violations were, but said the suspensions could also include the season finale against Mississippi State. Ole Miss announced Nutt would not return as coach next season on Nov. 7 after the Rebels lost their 12th straight SEC game. He is coaching the remainder of

the season. “I hate it,” Nutt said Tuesday. “They’ve got to learn how to handle change and it’s tough for a lot of them, especially when a season doesn’t go just right it’s easy to let go. These last few weeks you try to teach them the best you can that life can be hard and lessons are tough, but there’s no easy way out. There are no shortcuts, you know? “You finish and do right. That’s the bottom line.” Mackey has started the past six games and thrown for 1,112 yards, seven touchdowns and five intercep-

tions this season. Backup Zack Stoudt, who would be the likely starter against the Tigers, has thrown for 542 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Scott has rushed for 529 yards and six touchdowns this season. Rarely-used running back Korvic Neat was also suspended. It’s the second time Mackey has been suspended this season. He missed the season-opener against BYU after he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a fight at a downtown Oxford bar.

The associated press

Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey throws downfield during the fourth quarter against Kentucky this season.


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on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - Ohio at Bowling Green 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio) GOLF 8 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Presidents Cup 3 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Johor Open (tape) NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - New Jersey at Buffalo

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from staff & AP reports

NBA Players file antitrust lawsuits in two states NEW YORK — Locked-out NBA players including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league in at least two states, saying David Stern’s ultimatums left them no other choice. Attorney David Boies, who represented the NFL during that sport’s work stoppage and now has been brought aboard by basketball’s players, said the NBA lockout violates antitrust laws by refusing to allow players to work. Boies added that Stern’s ultimatum to the now-disbanded union to accept the owners’ last economic model or face a harsher proposal “turned out to be a mistake” that strengthens the players’ case because it proves that the collective bargaining process had ended.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL UCLA plans Wooden statue LOS ANGELES — UCLA plans to erect a statue of late Bruins basketball coaching legend John Wooden when Pauley Pavilion’s renovation is completed in 2012. Athletic director Dan Guerrero wrote in his weekly email to UCLA supporters that the school has been working with Wooden’s family to commission the statue, which will be in a plaza on the arena’s north side. It is being financed by UCLA boosters. The sculptor is Blair Buswell, head sculptor for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

AUTO RACING Tony Eury Jr. fined by NASCAR CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR penalized Danica Patrick’s crew chief for a rules violation last weekend at Phoenix. Crew chief Tony Eury Jr. was fined $10,000 and placed on probation through March. The penalty was for an improperly attached weight on Patrick’s car in the Nationwide Series race on Saturday. Patrick was involved in an early accident and finished 21st.

Texas Formula One track construction halted AUSTIN, Texas — Construction of a racetrack to host the U.S. Grand Prix starting next year has been halted in a contract dispute between Formula One, race promoters and developers. That move, and a separate announcement by state Comptroller Susan Combs that $25 million in state money for the race will not be paid in advance, cast doubt about the future of the race. The project was hailed as a $300 million boon to the Austin economy and a critical breakthrough in the U.S. market for Formula One, which hasn’t held the U.S. Grand Prix since 2007 in Indianapolis.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 16 1929 — Southern California and Notre Dame play before 112,912 at Soldier Field in Chicago, with the Fighting Irish prevailing 13-12. It’s the third time in the 1920s that the two schools attract more than 112,000 fans. 1957 — Notre Dame ends Oklahoma’s NCAA record 47-game winning streak with a 7-0 triumph. 2008 — Pittsburgh rallies to beat San Diego 11-10, the first such final in NFL history, spanning 12,837 games. 2009 — The NFL fines Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo fans while celebrating Tennessee’s 41-17 victory over the Bills.

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scoreboard college football 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., at Little Rock, Ark., 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, 11:20 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. No. 17 Nebraska at No. 20 Michigan, 11 a.m. No. 19 TCU vs. Colorado St., 2:30 p.m. No. 21 Penn St. at Ohio St., 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Florida St. vs. Virginia, 6:30 p.m. No. 24 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

West

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. vs. Arkansas, at Little Rock, Ark., 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

West Division

Conference W L Houston.........................6 0 Tulsa..............................6 0 SMU...............................4 2 UTEP.............................2 4 Rice...............................2 4 Tulane............................1 6 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. UCF at East Carolina, 6 p.m.

SWAC Eastern

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 10 0 7 3 6 4 5 5 3 7 2 9

All Games W L 7 3 8 2 7 3 2 7 1 10

NCAA Division II playoffs

First Round Saturday Albany St. (Ga.) at North Greenvile, 11 a.m. Elizabeth City St. at California (Pa.), 11 a.m. Concord at Kutztown, 11 a.m. North Alabama at West Alabama, Noon Northwest Missouri St. at Missouri Western, Noon Abilene Christian at Washburn, Noon Saginaw Valley at Minnesota-Duluth, Noon Wayne St. (Mich.) at St. Cloud St., Noon Second Round Nov. 26 Concord-Kutztown winner at New Haven, TBA Albany St. (Ga.)-North Greenville winner at Mars Hill, 11 a.m. Elizabeth City St.-California (Pa.) winner at Winston-Salem, 11 a.m. North Alabama-West Alabama winner at Delta St., Noon Northwest Missouri St.-Missouri Western winner at Midwestern St., Noon Abilene Christian-Washburn winner at at Pittsburg St., Noon Wayne St. (Mich.)-St. Cloud St. winner at Nebraska-Kearney, Noon Saginaw Valley-Minnesota-Duluth winner at Colorado St.-Pueblo, 1 p.m.

nfl

W Houston.............. 7 Tennessee.......... 5 Jacksonville........ 3 Indianapolis........ 0 W Pittsburgh........... 7 Baltimore............ 6 Cincinnati............ 6 Cleveland............ 3

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

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .556 .444 .444 .444

PF 208 216 188 141

PA 233 228 234 218

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 .222

PF 320 252 237 179

PA 186 184 187 244

W L T Pct San Francisco.... 8 1 0 .889 Seattle................ 3 6 0 .333 Arizona............... 3 6 0 .333 St. Louis............. 2 7 0 .222 Thursday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Denver, 7:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games 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’s Game Kansas City at New England, 7:30 p.m. ———

PF 233 144 183 113

PA 138 202 213 223

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W N.Y. Giants......... 6 Dallas.................. 5 Philadelphia........ 3 Washington......... 3 W New Orleans...... 7 Atlanta................ 5 Tampa Bay......... 4 Carolina.............. 2 W Green Bay.......... 9 Detroit................. 6 Chicago.............. 6 Minnesota........... 2

East

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 7

T 0 0 0 0

West

Orleans,

AFC Individual Leaders Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds Brady, NWE................... 360 238 3032 Schaub, HOU................. 292 178 2479 Roethlisberger, PIT........ 354 224 2877 Hasselbeck, TEN........... 312 193 2233 Fitzpatrick, BUF.............. 291 190 2076 J. Campbell, OAK.......... 165 100 1170 Dalton, CIN..................... 287 173 1866 Sanchez, NYJ................ 298 169 2081 Rivers, SND................... 352 216 2743 Mat. Moore, MIA............ 167 105 1159

Rushers

Att F. Jackson, BUF............ 163 Jones-Drew, JAC........... 191 A. Foster, HOU.............. 171 Be. Tate, HOU............... 122 McGahee, DEN.............. 127 D. McFadden, OAK........ 113 Benson, CIN................... 152 S. Greene, NYJ.............. 145 R. Rice, BAL.................. 138 Ry. Mathews, SND........ 117

Yds 917 854 740 686 640 614 593 563 559 543

TD 23 15 16 14 16 6 14 14 13 4

Int 10 6 9 7 12 4 9 9 15 5

Avg 5.63 4.47 4.33 5.62 5.04 5.43 3.90 3.88 4.05 4.64

LG TD 80t 6 41 4 42t 6 27t 3 60t 3 70t 4 39t 2 24 2 53 6 36 3

Yds Avg 1006 14.0 922 17.4 742 14.0 709 13.6 470 10.2 626 14.2 531 12.1 649 15.1

LG TD 99t 6 95t 6 46 2 30 8 52 2 32 1 52 4 56 2

Receivers

No Welker, NWE................... 72 M. Wallace, PIT.............. 53 B. Marshall, MIA............. 53 R. Gronkowski, NWE...... 52 R. Rice, BAL................... 46 A. Brown, PIT.................. 44 St. Johnson, BUF............ 44 Boldin, BAL..................... 43

Att Com Yds A. Rodgers, GBY........... 295 215 2869 Brees, NOR.................... 422 299 3326 Romo, DAL..................... 309 200 2508 E. Manning, NYG........... 320 202 2688 Ale. Smith, SNF............. 236 151 1709 Stafford, DET................. 362 216 2508 Cutler, CHI..................... 283 164 2033 C. Newton, CAR............ 327 197 2605

Rushers

Att L. McCoy, PHL............... 165 Forte, CHI....................... 166 A. Peterson, MIN........... 180 M. Turner, ATL............... 179 Gore, SNF...................... 165 S. Jackson, STL............. 140 Murray, DAL................... 100 B. Wells, ARI.................. 146

Yds 906 869 846 788 782 707 674 588

Receivers

No J. Graham, NOR............. 62 Sproles, NOR.................. 60 Ca. Johnson, DET.......... 54 St. Smith, CAR................ 51 G. Jennings, GBY........... 51 Witten, DAL..................... 49 R. White, ATL................. 47 Maclin, PHL..................... 46

Yds 873 448 885 951 755 585 563 612

Avg 5.49 5.23 4.70 4.40 4.74 5.05 6.74 4.03

Avg 14.1 7.5 16.4 18.6 14.8 11.9 12.0 13.3

TD Int 28 3 23 11 16 7 17 8 11 3 20 8 11 6 11 10

LG TD 49t 10 46 3 54 10 61 7 55 5 47t 4 91t 2 39 7

LG TD 59 6 36 3 73t 11 77t 4 79t 7 64 4 33 3 59 4

NFL Team stats

Week 10 TOTAL YARDAGE AFC OFFENSE

Yards Houston..................................... 3962 New England............................. 3887 Pittsburgh.................................. 3830 San Diego................................. 3570 Oakland..................................... 3464 Buffalo....................................... 3219 Baltimore................................... 3066 Miami......................................... 2886 Tennessee................................. 2865 Denver....................................... 2863 N.Y. Jets.................................... 2827 Cincinnati................................... 2809 Kansas City............................... 2760 Indianapolis............................... 2757 Cleveland................................... 2647 Jacksonville............................... 2192

DEFENSE

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

Tank McNamara

Jacksonville............................... 2668 Houston..................................... 2697 Cincinnati................................... 2738 Cleveland................................... 2755 Pittsburgh.................................. 2801 N.Y. Jets.................................... 2941 San Diego................................. 2982 Tennessee................................. 3145 Denver....................................... 3246 Miami......................................... 3253 Kansas City............................... 3279 Oakland..................................... 3406 Buffalo....................................... 3482 New England............................. 3708 Indianapolis............................... 3906

NFC OFFENSE

Yards New Orleans............................. 4369 Philadelphia............................... 3764 Green Bay................................. 3687 Dallas......................................... 3635 Carolina..................................... 3600 N.Y. Giants................................ 3368 Atlanta....................................... 3258 Detroit........................................ 3240 Tampa Bay................................ 2979 Chicago..................................... 2950 Minnesota.................................. 2927 Arizona...................................... 2870 San Francisco........................... 2794 St. Louis.................................... 2794 Washington................................ 2791 Seattle....................................... 2696

DEFENSE

Rush 1581 953 1098 972 1406 1215 891 1028 732 1424 883 942 1120 984 783 1093

Pass 2381 2934 2732 2598 2058 2004 2175 1858 2133 1439 1944 1867 1640 1773 1864 1099

Yards Rush Pass Baltimore................................... 2562 813 1749

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

L 4 5 5 5

Week 10 Quarterbacks

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. ———

L 3 4 4 7

West

NFC Individual Leaders

Western

W New England...... 6 N.Y. Jets............. 5 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 2

W Oakland.............. 5 San Diego.......... 4 Denver................ 4 Kansas City........ 4

Yards Detroit........................................ 2866 Dallas......................................... 2950 San Francisco........................... 3002 Washington................................ 3034 Philadelphia............................... 3056 Atlanta....................................... 3097 Seattle....................................... 3145 N.Y. Giants................................ 3230 Carolina..................................... 3253 Minnesota.................................. 3300 St. Louis.................................... 3342 Chicago..................................... 3387 Arizona...................................... 3407 Green Bay................................. 3463 Tampa Bay................................ 3611 New Orleans............................. 3614

964 913 781 1285 969 1044 1151 1127 1058 946 1206 1192 1129 928 1456

1704 1784 1957 1470 1832 1897 1831 2018 2188 2307 2073 2214 2353 2780 2450

Rush 1175 1544 925 1129 1150 803 1090 842 875 1076 1307 855 1178 1024 780 825

Pass 3194 2220 2762 2506 2450 2565 2168 2398 2104 1874 1620 2015 1616 1770 2011 1871

Rush 1210 954 659 1084 1080 813 958 1094 1238 845 1355 960 1108 904 1244 1215

Pass 1656 1996 2343 1950 1976 2284 2187 2136 2015 2455 1987 2427 2299 2559 2367 2399

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5. Reed Sorenson............................................ 1,043 6. Jason Leffler................................................... 996 7. Kenny Wallace................................................ 952 8. Michael Annett................................................ 918 9. Brian Scott...................................................... 912 10. Steve Wallace............................................... 911

Prep basketball Girls MADISON CENTRAL 61, VICKSBURG 56

Vicksburg 15 10 17 14 — 56 Madison Central 11 22 10 18 — 61 Vicksburg (56) Ama Arkoful 23, Kailin Young 14, Smith 9, Foy 3, Farris 3, Mayfield 2, Morris 1, Vaughn 1. Madison Central (61) Cheyenne Stewart 18, Tamara King 12, Johnson 6, Miller 6, M. Brown 6, Dorsey 5, Ray 4, Smith 2, Cisse 2.

Boys MADISON CENTRAL 70, VICKSBURG 61

Vicksburg 5 19 17 20 — 61 Madison Central 19 15 19 17 — 70 Vicksburg (61) De’Angelo Richardson 17, Edward Davis 16, DeAndre King 10, Dixon 6, Ward 5, R. Carter 4, Blue 2, Brisco 1. Madison Central (70) Xavian Stapleton 30, Joniah White 16, Keon Spencer 11, Carroll 6, Palmer 4, Milstead 3.

Girls BRIARFIELD 44, PCA 10

Briarfield 11 12 12 9 — 44 PCA 0 6 0 4 — 10 Briarfield (44) Bre Taylor 19, Lauren Franton 12, Kelly 4, Cody 4, Howard 3. PCA (10) Graise 7, Hays 2, Krapac 1

Boys PCA 56, BRIARFIELD 23

Briarfield 3 6 9 5 — 23 PCA 19 13 22 2 — 56 PCA (56) Ted Brisco 17, Peter Harris 12, Lassiter 8, Burden 7, Gaston 6, Buys 6. Briarfield (23) Hardmon 6, Robertson 6, Frazier 4, Glenn 4, Miles 3.

college basketball

All games Friday at 7 p.m.

Class 6A

Quarterfinals Olive Branch vs. Northwest Rankin Madison Central vs. South Panola Meridian vs. Brandon Biloxi vs. Petal

Class 5A

Quarterfinals Center Hill vs. Ridgeland Starkville vs. West Point Pearl River Central vs. Long Beach Picayune vs. Pascagoula

Class 4A

Quarterfinals Amory vs. Cleveland Louisville vs. Lafayette Laurel vs. Tylertown South Pike vs. Quitman

Class 3A

Quarterfinals Kossuth vs. Charleston Eastside vs. Water Valley Philadelphia vs. Hazlehurst Seminary vs. Forest

Class 2A

Quarterfinals Calhoun City vs. Simmons West Bolivar vs. Ackerman East Marion vs. North Forrest Bassfield vs. Madison-St. Joe

Class 1A

Quarterfinals Vardaman vs. Durant Shaw vs. Ray Brooks Noxapater vs. Stringer Cathedral vs. Nanih Waiya

——— MAIS playoffs

All games Friday at 7 p.m.

Class AA

Semifinals Marshall Academy at River Oaks Trinity at Simpson Academy

Class A

Semifinals Riverfield at Cenla Christian Winona Christian at Tri-County

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

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

——— Nationwide Series schedule Sep. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Kyle Busch) Sep. 17 — Dollar General 300 (Brad Keselowski) Oct. 1 — OneMain Financial 200 (Carl Edwards) Oct. 8 — Kansas Lottery 300 (Brad Keselowski) Oct. 14 — Dollar General 300 (Carl Edwards) Nov. 5 — O’Reilly Challenge (Trevor Bayne) Nov. 12 — Wypall 200 (Sam Hornish Jr.) Nov. 19 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr..................................... 1,179 Elliott Sadler................................................. 1,138 Justin Allgaier.............................................. 1,074 Aric Almirola................................................. 1,059

Top 25 schedule

Tuesday’s Games 2 Kentucky 75, No. 12 Kansas 65 3 Ohio St. 81, No. 7 Florida 74 5 Syracuse 98, Albany 74 6 Duke 74, Michigan St. 69 10 Memphis 97, Belmont 81 11 Baylor 77, San Diego St. 67 13 Xavier 86, IPFW 63 18 Vanderbilt 80, Bucknell 68 20 Cincinnati 73, Jacksonville St. 59 23 California 72, Austin Peay 55 Today’s Games No. 9 Pittsburgh vs. Long Beach St., 8 p.m. No. 14 Wisconsin vs. Colgate, 6 p.m. ——— No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Mississippi college schedule

Tuesday’s Games Delta St. 94, Sheppard Tech 59 Martin Methodist 92, Belhaven 77 Today’s Game Jackson St. at Wright St., 7 p.m. ———

Southeastern Conference schedule

Tuesday’s Games Kentucky 75, Kansas 65 Ohio St. 81, Florida 74 Vanderbilt 80, Bucknell 68 Coastal Carolina 71, LSU 63 Elon 58, South Carolina 53 Today’s Games South Dakota St. at Georgia, 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Oakland at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA schedule

Tuesday’s Games Memphis 97, Belmont 81 Tulane 96, Nicholls St. 50 Today’s Games Creighton at UAB, 7:05 p.m. ———

SWAC schedule

Monday’s Games Ole Miss 69, Grambling St. 39 Alabama A&M 100, Talladega 79 DePaul 80, Miss. Valley St. 70 Tuesday’s Games Texas Southern 66, Eastern Michigan 49 Oklahoma St. 73, Ark.-Pine Bluff 46 Prairie View 93, Arlington Baptist 35 Today’s Games Jackson St. at Wright St., 6 p.m. Grambling at Utah Valley, 8:05 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: 5-1-5 La. Pick 4: 6-6-0-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-0 La. Pick 4: 0-5-1-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-8 La. Pick 4: 0-5-9-9 Easy 5: 1-6-17-23-24 La. Lotto: 1-9-18-26-33-36 Powerball: 5-35-57-58-59 Powerball: 12; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 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


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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college football

McQueary e-mail surfaces STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A day after the former Penn State assistant football coach who is charged with sexual abuse of boys declared his innocence in a television interview, an e-mail surfaced from a key witness against him, saying he stopped an alleged attack in the team’s showers. Mike McQueary, the graduate assistant who a grand jury report said saw Jerry Sandusky allegedly sodomizing a boy in the locker room, said he stopped the act and went to police. That added confusion to the already emotionally raw situation that has enveloped Penn State University and resulted in the firing of coach Joe Paterno, the ousting of president Graham Spanier and charges of perjury against the athletic director and a former senior vice president. The Nov. 8 e-mail from McQueary to a friend, made available to The Associated Press, said: “I did stop it, not physically ... but made sure it was stopped when I left that locker room ... I did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police .... no one can imagine my thoughts or wants to be in my shoes for those 30-45 seconds ... trust me.” McQueary is a former player and current assistant coach who was placed on indefinite paid leave last week after school officials said he had received threats. E-mails sent to him seeking comment were not immediately returned. He told the friend that he felt he was “getting hammered for handling this the right way ... or what I thought at the time was right ... I had to make tough impacting quick decisions.” The grand jury report issued Nov. 5, the day Sandusky was charged with 40 criminal counts for alleged sexual abuse against eight boys over 15 years, goes into considerable detail about the March

HATTIESBURG — Austin Davis has seen dozens of talented players come and go at Southern Miss. Some of them achieve their potential. Many don’t. The fifth-year senior quarterback has little doubt receiver Chris Briggs will succeed. “I knew the first time I saw him he had a chance to be a really good player,” Davis said. “But like all freshmen, he had a lot to learn. What I didn’t know was how badly he wants to be a good player. He wants to be really good. He asks me all the time to stay late and work with him.” That persistence has paid off. The 6-foot-4, 202-pounder has forced his way into a prominent role and made a key touchdown catch during Saturday’s 30-29 victory over UCF. It gives Davis yet another offensive weapon as the 22ndranked Golden Eagles try for their 10th victory on Thursday when they visit AlabamaBirmingham. It would be just the third 10-win season in Southern Miss history and first since 1988. Briggs caught four passes for 67 yards against UCF, none bigger than a 4-yard reception with 5:52 remaining in the fourth quarter that gave the Golden Eagles a 30-23 lead. UCF drove down the field and scored a touchdown as time expired, but a 2-point conversion pass fell incomplete. To an outsider, Briggs might seem an unlikely candidate to get the ball in such an important situation. Coach Larry Fedora wasn’t surprised at all. “He’s had that potential since he got here, and he gets better and better with every game,” Fedora said. “He gains more confidence and is starting to understand what Division I football is. His best football is still ahead of him, but he’s really growing in the posi-

prep soccer

Paul ingram•Special to the Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius soccer player Nicole Hayward makes contact with the ball at Balzli Field against Richland on Tuesday. St. Al won, 2-0.

Lady Flashes blank Richland By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com

The associated press

Penn State assistant Mike McQueary coaches against Iowa earlier this season. McQueary is a key witness in the child sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the school. 2002 incident. McQueary was putting sneakers into his locker late on a Friday night when, the jury said, he saw Sandusky having sex with a young boy. He left, “distraught,” and contacted his father and then head coach Joe Paterno, jurors said. McQueary later met with athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz to describe what he had seen, the grand jury said. Curley and Schultz are charged with not alerting authorities to the report and lying to the grand jury. Paterno lost his job last week, but has not been charged and is not considered a target of investigators, state prosecutors have said. As a result of the scandal, Curley and Schultz have left their posts, and university president Graham Span-

ier was also forced out of his job. U.S. Steel said Tuesday Spanier has resigned from its board, where he had been a director since 2008. On Monday night, Sandusky said in an NBC television interview that he showered with and “horsed around” with boys but was innocent of criminal charges, a statement that has stunned legal observers. Sandusky’s comments, they said, could be used by prosecutors trying to convict him of child sex-abuse charges. “Mr. Sandusky goes on worldwide television and admits he did everything the prosecution claims he did, except for the ultimate act of rape or sodomy? If I were a prosecutor, I’d be stunned,” said Lynne Abraham, the former district attorney of Philadelphia.

Briggs makes big leap for USM By David Brandt The Associated Press

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On TV 7 p.m., Thursday, CBS Sports Network Southern Miss at UAB tion. We don’t think of him as a freshman. Heck, with a fall camp and 10 games under our belts, we don’t have any freshman.” Briggs, who is from Franklinton, La., is the latest in a line of emerging young stars on the offense. After injuries decimated the Golden Eagles’ run-

ning game, freshman Jamal Woodyard took over the starting role midseason and now leads the team with 545 rushing yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Sophomore Jeremy Hester has also had a big role. Now it’s Briggs’ turn, though his opportunities haven’t come because of injuries. He’s simply been too good to keep off the field. Players and coaches say Briggs has some similarities to former Southern Miss receiver DeAndre Brown.

The good news for secondyear St. Aloysius soccer coach Suzie Channell is that she returns all of the team that went to the semifinals of the Class 1A-2A-3A playoffs last year. The bad news is that the Lady Flashes’ path to a championship is one strewn with difficulty. St. Al was moved to the South half. That means to get to a championship, the team would have go to through coast powerhouses like Our Lady Academy and Sacred Heart. On Tuesday, Nicole Hayward scored a season-high two goals, one of which came off a Shelby Bottin assist, to earn a 2-0 win over visiting Richland. After a busy summer that included some 7-on-7 work against Vicksburg and Warren Central, Channell is seeing progress with a 4-2 start. An expanded roster with 25 girls has allowed her to keep her top lineup fresh and restart a junior varsity program. “It was a good effort by everyone,” “We’re starting to put some things together, pressuring the ball, that sort of thing. We worked some over the summer and did a lot of work coming together. They’re starting to learn who I am and I’m learning who they are and we’re starting to put it together.” Goalkeeper Alexa Baldizon, who started last year, anchors a tough defense. Hayward, who led the team in scoring despite starting as a seventh-grader, anchors the midfield. Up top, forwards Haylee Prescott, who missed Tuesday’s game and is leading the team with five goals, and senior Riley Griffith give the

Lady Flashes plenty of scoring punch. Channell’s team won two out of three games in the Tupelo tournament this past weekend.

(B) St. Aloysius 1, Richland 1 St. Al coach Jason Hopkins was a ball of nerves, as the Flashes peppered Richland’s goalbox for no joy. But with 12:40 elapsed in the second half, Barrett Teller hit Blake Hudson with a perfect pass. Hudson poked it just past the keeper’s reach on the left post and St. Al had a lead. Although Richland’s Joel Montoya tied the game with a goal later in the half, Hopkins was still pleased with the effort. The key was giving his guys some ownership. Hopkins backed off and allowed his team to have input on drawing up throw-ins and other strategic changes. The change has been apparent, as the Flashes are 1-1-1. “Last year, that team beat us 4-1,” Hopkins said. “I’ve given

our guys a lot more responsibility and I think we’re a lot better for it.” Also helping matters is that Hopkins has a strong core of veterans like Blake Hudson, Carlton Campbell and Barrett Teller, mixed in with newcomers like Zane Russell.

WC takes pair at Franklin County The Warren Central boys thrashed Franklin County 7-0 on Tuesday. Chandler Bounds led the Vikings (4-0-2) with four goals and one assist. Austin Greer had two goals and two assists and Oscar Kjellberg added a goal and two assists. The girls shut out Franklin County 12-0. Lindsey Barfield and Taylor Hanes had two apiece to pace the Lady Vikes (5-1). Also scoring were Kelcey McMaster, Lindsey Burris, Hannah Miller, Macy Joseph, Katie Humphries, Baylee Jeter, Noel Butler and Emily Fuller

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The Mississippi Jammers won the 7-year-olds’ Fall State Championship on Oct. 9 at the Canton Athletic Complex. First row, from left, are Kylan Landers, Anden McClurg, Jonathan Wells and John David Liggett. Second row, from left, are Jack Wright, Chase Smith, Preston Lynch, Jake Brister, Braxton McCurley and A.J. Griffith. Third row, from left, are coaches Jacob Brister, Robert Smith, Wayne Lynch and Randy Wright.

Golf tournament at Clear Creek The third annual “Turkey Tournament” for couples will be held at Clear Creek Golf Course on Saturday. Checkin is at 9 a.m. and tee time is at 10. The entry fee is $30 per team, and teams are also responsible for fees in the pro shop. For information, call Karen Carroll at 601-8311522, or the Clear Creek pro shop at 601-638-9395.

YMCA basketball registration opens The Vicksburg YMCA is now accepting registration for its youth basketball program. There are three divisions based on age — junior

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prep (third- and fourth-graders); senior prep (fifth- and sixth-graders); and junior high (seventh- and eighthgraders). Games will be played at the Purks YMCA. Registration is open until Nov. 12, and the season starts Nov. 18. To register online, go to vicksburgymca.com. For more information, call 601638-1071.

Parks and Rec adult basketball registration The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for adult basketball through Dec. 24. Registration forms can be picked up athe Parks and Rec offices at 100 ArmyNavy Drive and at the Jackson Street Community Center at

923 Walnut Street. The league is for players ages 18 and older. Cost is $125 per team. A mandatory coaches meeting is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices. For information, call 601-634-4514.

Junior high basketball Clinton 33, Vicksburg Jr. High 32 — Kenny Murphy led all scorers with eight points for Vicksburg. Martez Jones added seven. Vicksburg Jr. 45, Northwest 24 — Zack Nash-Kelly scored a game-high 24 points and Antonio Brown added eight. Warren Jr. 43, Vicksburg Jr. 31 — Keith Sims scored a game-high 20 points for Warren Jr.. Martez Jones led Vicksburg Jr. with 12.

Continued from Page D1. siter brings an outside shot to us and he was better at the drive than I thought he was.” Creel likes her new weapons as well. “He (Lassiter) can create a lot and with him and Brisco, we now have two guys who are both left-handed,” Creel said. “Alton plays hard and he’s a real hands-on type of guy. He absorbs what I’m trying to say and can get the message across to his teammates, which I like.” PCA struggled shooting in the first half and made just 14 of 35 shots. The Eagles

also did not make a single 3-pointer in the contest and were just six of 20 from the free throw line. Still, their superior speed on defense blew open the game after Briarfield scored the game’s opening two points. PCA ran off the next 19 points and led 19-3 after one quarter. Buys played big at the start, getting four points and six rebounds. He saw limited time the rest of the way. Burden had seven points, three rebounds and three steals in his debut while Lassiter finished with eight

points, three rebounds and two assists. The speedy Harris turned the game into complete rout in the third quarter when he scored eight of his 12 points to make it 54-18. He ended with four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Briarfield (1-1) got six points each from Jaquan Hardmon and Lane Robertson.

court tandem of White and Stapleton to stake itself to a big early lead it never relinquished. The Jaguars hit 7 of 10 shots from the field in the

first quarter while holding the Gators to 2-for-10 shooting, and jumped out to a 19-5 advantage.

(G) Briarfield 44, PCA 10 Bre Taylor scored 19 points to lift the Lady Rebels past PCA.

Gators Continued from Page D1. periods. In the second and fourth, they shot just 20.7 percent (6-for-29) and were outscored 40-24. Madison Central carried a one-point lead into the fourth quarter, took the lead for good with about four minutes to play, then held on down the stretch as Vicksburg missed a host of opportunities at the foul line. Vicksburg went 6-for-12 at the line in the fourth quarter and was unable to take advantage when two of Madison’s starters fouled out in the last two minutes. “We’re doing what it takes to get to the free throw line and not finishing,” VHS coach Barbara Hartzog said. “If we made half the free throws, we wouldn’t have been in that situation.”

(B) Madison Central 70, Vicksburg 61 Vicksburg kept charging at Madison Central, but the Jaguars swatted them aside time and again like an annoying housefly — or one of the shots the Gators kept sending toward Joniah White White blocked seven shots, to go along with 16 points and seven rebounds, and Xavian Stapleton scored a game-high 30 points as Madison Central (2-2) handed Vicksburg (3-1) its first loss of the season. Madison used the front-

including a 21-7 mark under Krzyzewski, at Madison Square Garden and the Blue Devils have won 12 of their last 14 there. “Setting the record at Madison Square Garden was truly special,” Krzyzewski said. “To me this is hallowed ground and it just worked out.” Krzyzewski went right across the court to hug Knight when the game ended. Krzyzewski, tears in his eyes, broke away, and Knight pulled him back, hands on his shoulders, then there was one final slap of the shoulder. “I just told Coach I love him,” Krzyzewski said. “I wouldn’t be in this position without him. It’s a moment shared. I know he’s very proud, and I’m very proud to have been somebody who’s worked under him and studied him and tried to be like him. “I’m not sure how many people tell him they love him but I love him for what he’s done for me and I thanked

him. He said ‘Boy, you’ve done pretty good for a kid who couldn’t shoot.’ I think that means he loves me, too. At least that’s how I’m taking that.” Junior guard Andre Dawkins had 26 points for Duke (3-0), which took control with a 20-1 run that gave the Blue Devils a 61-41 lead with 9:17 to play. Then it was just a matter of counting down the minutes — except for a late run by Michigan State that made it a five-point game in the final minute — until the celebration could get under way. “It means a lot. There’s only going to be 13 guys that can say they played on the team that got the 903rd win. I mean, to be one of those 13 guys is an amazing feeling,” Dawkins said. “To be honest, I’m not sure that I’ve really got a grasp of that yet. I’m sure down the road, looking back, when I look back on my career I can say, ‘Wow, that’s pretty amazing.”’ Dawkins, who had six 3-pointers, and Ryan Kelly

hits 3s to start Duke’s big run. As Michigan State (0-2) kept missing shots down low, Seth Curry hit another 3 for Duke and then the Blue Devils closed the run by making 6 of 6 attempts at the free throw line. The Spartans kept Krzyzewski coaching to the final minute. They finally started hitting shots and forcing turnovers to close to 74-69 with 12.9 seconds left. Curry had 20 points while Kelly added 14 for the Blue Devils, who were 10 of 21 from 3-point range. Duke led 34-33 at the end of a sloppy first half. “It’s a special moment,” Krzyzewski said of his family and former players being there. “At halftime I wasn’t sure we were going to have this moment. We beat a really good team, and I’m glad now we can just move on and just develop our team.” Keith Appling had 22 points for Michigan State, and Brandon Wood added 15. The Spartans finished with 21 turnovers.


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MY PATIENTS usually call it emphysema. Every time smokers get a chest X-ray, they ask about it. And well they should. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. So if the chest X-ray is normal, are you in the clear? Or if you’re diagnosed, then what? Here, I answer some of the questions I hear most. Q: What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung disease with two major subtypes, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many people have a mixture of the two. Q: How does it affect the lungs? The lungs consist of airways that end in millions of sacs. The sac walls are so thin that oxygen can move through them into nearby blood vessels, and carbon dioxide can move from the blood vessels into the sacs to be blown out of the lungs. Emphysema destroys some of the sac walls. Several sacs become one larger one. There’s less surface area for air exchanges to take place, so your body gets less oxygen. Emphysema also makes the sacs less elastic so they can’t get rid of the carbon dioxide and replace it with fresh oxygen. Think of filling a paper bag and a balloon with air. Open both, and air in the balloon comes out faster and more completely, ready to be filled with refreshed air. Chronic bronchitis inflames the larger airways. The walls swell and produce more mucous, making the openings smaller so it’s harder for air to flow.

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Q: What are some warning signs I may be developing COPD? Any cough that won’t go away. Becoming increasingly short of breath during physical activities. Frequent episodes of acute bronchitis or lung infections. Staying ill longer. Most people who get COPD are over 40 years old. Q: I smoke, but so far my chest X-ray looks fine. I don’t have COPD, right? A pulmonary function test is much better for diagnosing COPD. Also called spirometry, the test measures how much air you’ve blown through a tube and how fast you’ve blown it. If you have COPD, your lungs hold more air (stale and carbon-dioxide filled), and you blow it out slower due to the loss of elasticity and the clogged airways. Q: If I stop smoking, will it go away? No, but stopping smoking can slow future damage significantly. Q: So if I don’t smoke, I won’t get it? About 80 percent of sufferers get COPD from smoking. About 1 percent lack an enzyme,

which puts them at high risk. Then there’s secondhand smoke, smog and exposure to toxic fumes at work or from a hobby. Q: What can I do if I’m diagnosed? Prescription medicines can decrease the inflammation and mucous buildup. Stay current on your flu and pneumonia vaccines. Your doctor or respiratory therapist can recommend breathing exercises to help your lungs work as efficiently as possible. Q: Yes, but what can I do? Avoid secondhand smoke. Avoid toxic fumes. Stay inside on bad pollution days. Exercise— under medical supervision. Exercise builds the muscles you use for breathing and trains your heart to help get oxygen to the needed places. Avoid crowds during flu season. Your body works harder with COPD. You use more energy. Eat a nutritious diet so the rest of your body functions at full capacity. ★

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A FEW SPECIAL TOUCHES can make all the difference between a holiday meal that’s good and one that gets rave reviews. A pomegranate glaze turns roasted turkey a rich, deep color and adds a touch of fruitiness to the meat. Save the pan drippings to make a fruity, slightly sweet gravy. Butternut Squash and Cheese Panade is a layered casserole that’s a moist and tasty spin on traditional turkey stuffing. And the finale for the feast couldn’t be easier. Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake, prepared with cake mix and pudding mix, wraps up the meal in fine style.

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey The sweet-tart glaze gives turkey a beautiful ruby sheen. Glaze: 1  tablespoon cornstarch 1/3  cup pomegranate juice 1/4  cup honey 2  tablespoons balsamic vinegar

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(optional) Turkey: 1  (12- to 14-pound) turkey 1  teaspoon salt 1/4  teaspoon black pepper

1. To prepare glaze, combine cornstarch and half the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Stir in remaining juice, honey, vinegar and cardamom. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 1 minute, whisking until smooth. 2. To prepare the turkey, preheat oven to 375F. 3. Remove giblets and neck from turkey and rinse, inside and out, with cold water. Pat dry. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. 4. Coat a rack and shallow roasting pan with cooking spray; place turkey breast side up on the rack. Roast 1 1/2 hours; rotate pan and roast 1 hour. Brush about half the glaze over entire surface; return to oven. Roast 10 minutes longer; repeat with remaining glaze and roast 10 minutes longer or until turkey reaches 165F. Let turkey stand 10 minutes before carving. Serves 12

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The world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft is on display at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Fla.

in a second homebuilt craft and competed from 1977 to 1992, winning 20 world-level medals. During that time, he began collecting vintage aircraft beginning with an AT-6 Texan military trainer so he one day could pilot a P-51 Mustang, which he calls “the coolest of the World War II airplanes.” Today, his collection

includes three P-51 Mustangs. Weeks’ hobby requires a lot of space— and money. Royalties from an oil discovery charted by his grandfather, a petroleum geologist, allowed Weeks to expand his collection and build his own hangar at Miami’s Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

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He put his machines on public display in 1985 through a nonprofit museum but, when Hurricane Andrew damaged all of his planes in 1992, he shifted operations to Polk City, where Weeks had begun to acquire acreage. The new site offers room to expand and features a 5,000-foot runway needed to launch and land his B-17 and B-25 bombers. In 1995, he opened Fantasy of Flight, featuring daily aerial demonstrations, airplane restoration tours and historical interactive exhibits. While he charges admission to defray operating costs, Weeks says his collection is about passion, not profit. “I thought, let me just build my dream shop, my dream restoration and maintenance facility. Then let me adapt the attraction to it, and if it doesn’t work or it’s a stupid idea, then at least I’ve got a great place to work on my airplanes,” Weeks says. For Weeks, vintage aircraft are a reminder that everyone is on a personal journey. “I am not a collector of aviation history,” he says. “I don’t want to teach people how an airplane flies or how they’re built, but to use all of those elements to teach people about themselves.” ★

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