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TODAY iN HiSTOrY 1789: This is a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. 1825: The first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, is formed at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. 1842: The founders of the University of Notre Dame arrive at the school’s present-day site near South Bend, Ind. 1933: A judge in New York decides the James Joyce book “Ulysses” was not obscene and could be published in the U.S. 1973: President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court that she’d accidentally caused part of the 18-1/2Rose Mary minute gap Woods in a key Watergate tape.

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Shoppers line up across Vicksburg By Manivanh Chanprasith Dropping temperatures and a heavy, blowing rain did not keep deal-seekers from Vicksburg’s shopping centers for the annual Black Friday retail frenzy that officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. While some stores were open through throughShoppers line up out Thanksgiv Thanksgivacross the nation ing Day, many opened later — some near mid midnight — to usher in the time of year when retailers hope the ringing cash registers will soar profits. Newly opened Carter Jewelers on Pemberton Square Boulevard opened at 8 a.m. Thursday, offering free earrings to the first 100 customers as an incentive for shopping on a day that usually sees a day off for retailers. “This was our grand opening,” store manager Ginger Richards said.

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Gymboree Outlet assistant manager Debi Prickett, left, checks out Stephanie Boyte of Oak Grove, La., during the sale at the Outlets at Vicksburg.

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea — North Korea warned today that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered with a deadly barrage this week. The fresh artillery blasts were especially defiant because they came as the U.S. commander in South Korea, Gen. Walter Sharp, toured the South Korean island to survey damage from Tuesday’s hail of North Korean artillery fire that killed four people. None of the latest rounds hit the South’s territory, and U.S. military officials said Sharp did not even hear the concussions, though residents on other parts of the island panicked and ran back to the air raid shelters where they huddled earlier in the week as white smoke rose from North Korean territory. Tensions have soared between the Koreas since the North’s strike Tuesday destroyed large parts of this island, killing two civilians as well as two marines in a major escalation of their sporadic skirmishes along the sea border. The attack — eight months after a torpedo sank a South Korean warship further west, killing 46 sailors — has also laid bare weaknesses in South Korea’s defense 60 years after the Korean War. The skirmish forced South Korea’s beleaguered defense minister to resign Thursday, and President Lee Myung-bak today named a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the post. The heightened animosity between the Koreas is taking place as the North undergoes a delicate transition of power See Korea, Page A9.

State one of few missing museum for civil rights By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi bred some of the worst violence of the civil rights era, yet nearly a half-century after a barrage of atrocities pricked the conscience of the nation, it’s one of Owen the few Brooks civil rights battleground states with no museum to commemorate

Oral historian and civil rights veteran Owen Brooks works in his Jack Jackson State University office.

the era. Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old black boy, was bludgeoned to death for “sassing” a white woman and his body dumped in the Tallahatchie River in 1955. Mississippi NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers was gunned down outside his home by a white sniper in 1963. And three young voter registration activists were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Such events forced the nation’s eyes on the upheaval RogElIo SolIS•The •The associa associaTed Press

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City woman charged in ex-boyfriend’s shooting A Vicksburg man was taken to a Jackson hospital Thanksgiving night after being shot several times by his ex-girlfriend, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Jackie Wesley, 35, 100 Sherwood Drive, was at his home around 7:45 when his ex-girlfriend, Canary Doss, 28, 2619 Togo St., drove into his driveway and asked to see him, Williams said. Wesley came out with several other people to speak to Doss. Doss pulled out a handgun and chased Wesley around the house to the backyard where he was shot, Williams said. Wesley was taken to River Region Medical Center, then transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, where a hospital official said this morning he was in stable condition. Doss left the house before police arrived but was arrested just before 10 p.m. when she waved a gun in the 1200 block of Jefferson Street. Police were responding to a report of attempted


ParkView Regional Medical Center building on McAuley Drive and Grove Street. All three were arrested during a traffic stop on Clay and Hope streets after a police officer on patrol saw the pickup they were in leave the hospital parking lot, Williams said. All three were being held without bond at the Warren County Jail this morning pending an initial court hearing.

from staff reports suicide. After being taken into custody, police found the gun Doss was holding had been stolen from a car in Vicksburg. No details were available about when and where the gun had been stolen. Doss was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a stolen weapon and was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail pending an initial court hearing.

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Shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle outside the American Legion at 1712 Monroe St. early this morning, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. A teenager who said he was in a fight when the shots were fired at about 1:40 could not say if the other person in the fight fired the gun, which was not recovered, Williams said.

Two thefts reported on Thanksgiving

A Vicksburg man was charged Thursday morning with DUI third offense, a felony, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Antonio Peters, 24, 304 Enchanted Drive, was pulled over for careless driving in the 4000 block of U.S. 61 South, Williams said. Peters was being held in the Warren County Jail this morning pending an initial court hearing.

Two men and one woman were arrested at 12:12 this morning and charged with business burglary, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Rory Beard, 42, 34 Redhawk Road, William Carrway, 38, and Tiffeny Monk, 32, both of 5770 North Washington St., are accused of stealing copper wire from the vacant

Shots fired into car parked on Monroe

Two burglaries were reported in the city on Thanksgiving Day, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 6:33 a.m., a small amount of change was reported missing from Ace Muffler Shop, 1300 Clay St. Around 6:30 p.m., a laptop computer was reported missing from the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce at 2020 Mission 66.

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A 3-year-old child placed in foster care following his mother’s arrest for shoplifting last week was found dead in a Little Rock motel room early Wednesday. Shacolby Savell was pronounced dead of unknown causes after foster parents

found the child unresponsive at a Comfort Inn where the family was staying, Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper told KTHV-TV in Little Rock. The child was taken to a hospital at 6 a.m., Camper said. An autopsy was being conducted. Savell’s mother, Amber Savell, 22, 1702 Martin Luther

King Jr. Blvd., was in the Warren County Jail on a $20,000 bond after her arrest a week ago today at Blockbuster Video on Pemberton Square Boulevard along with Charles Johnson, 22, same address. Police said both were charged with grand larceny after two Blu-ray disc players and 30 video games were

reported taken. Camper said the child didn’t have a medical history, and officials were working to rule out foul play. Published reports said the foster parents, not identified, are from Mississippi and were with their older child, who was receiving treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

rights activity during the 1960s and ’70s. Little else has happened to develop the museum. Organizers raised $470,000, but more than half was spent on consultants. Businessman John Palmer, acting treasurer for the planning commission, said $108,000 is left. “It’s very frustrating when you’re visiting Memphis and Birmingham and they’re telling Mississippi’s history when we’re ground zero for civil rights,” Frazier said. Supporters of a museum tout it as a tourism draw. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., drew 207,143 visitors between July 2008 and June 2009, and had an operating revenue of $4 million. About 170,000 people visit the permanent exhibit and participate in the programs at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, said Lawrence J. Pijeaux, the Alabama museum’s president

and CEO. Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, noted for his work to improve race relations in the state and a member of Barbour’s museum study commission, disagreed with the suggestion that leaders aren’t interested in a museum. “The problem has not been resistance to the concept of having a civil rights museum,” Winter said. “But I do think it’s important that those who are interested get together on where it would be located.” Organizers have said fundraising dried up because of the recession. Frazier said Barbour was to appoint a board to move the project forward, but he never did. The governor still supports the project, but “it’s going through a number of trials and tribulations,” said Barbour spokesman Dan Turner. While the museum project languished, Barbour and law-

makers approved $2.1 million for a trail of markers describing significant civil rights events. The move didn’t please everyone. “If this is the alternative to the museum, that’s horrid. That’s shameful. You can’t store artifacts out in the street,” said Owen Brooks, 82, a Boston native who came to Mississippi in 1965 and participated in civil rights projects. The trail project has hit a snag. State Bond Commission members said the projects weren’t presented. However, Hank Holmes, director of the state Department of Archives and History, said his agency was preparing to seek grants to fund trail projects when he learned the projects wouldn’t be on the agenda. “When we found that out we stopped working on it because there would be no money for grants,” Holmes said, adding a museum is years away.

Civil Continued from Page A1. in the segregated South, and were pivotal in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The absence of a state museum leads some to question whether Mississippi can embrace its role in history. “It comes to a point that I don’t think Mississippi wants her history clearly told,” said state Sen. David Jordan, a black Democrat from Greenwood in Leflore County. A strong push for a museum didn’t come until 2006, when Sen. Hillman Frazier, a Democrat from Jackson, sponsored a resolution to create a museum study commission. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour took the reins on the project, which appeared to have his support. A commission that Barbour appointed chose the private Tougaloo College in north Jackson as the museum site in 2008 and gave the project an estimate of $73 million. Tougaloo was a hub of civil �

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cHurcHeS Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9-5 today, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; $5 bags of clothes; newborn and free clothes; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601638-0794 or 601-831-2056. Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 tonight; 210 Kirkland Road. Travis Chapel A.M.E. — Family and Friends Day, 4 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Michael Reed, speaker; the Rev. Beverly Baskin, pastor; 745 Hutson St. Sunday School Lesson and Bible Teaching — 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday; adults and children; the Rev. R.L. Miller, moderator; E.D. Straughter Building.

PuBlic ProGramS Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Desperados; donations appreciated. Christmas Open House — 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 1:30-3:30, Santa at The Valley; 4, Holiday Express Train; downtown. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; Warren Doiron, vice-president of Mended Hearts, speaker; River Region Medical Center, Room C and D.

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After the spill

Gulf Coast towns hoping snowbirds bring in the money OrANG r rANG e BeACh, Ala. (Ap) — For all the oil spill claims and cleanup work by BP, retirees from the North may be the best survival bet for some Gulf Coast resort towns this winter. After a disastrous summer tourism season and a slowerthan-normal fall, Northern and Midwestern visitors known as snowbirds already are flocking along the Gulf for the winter, filling up condominium parking lots and campgrounds with cars and RVs from states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. This annual migration of the AARP set is worth millions to the coastal economy and typically serves a financial bridge for tourist-dependent condominiums, restaurants and stores between the holidays and the start of spring break season, when business picks up again. This year, snowbirds are critical for the companies and property owners who have suf suffered for months because of the BP oil spill. Without the snowbirds, some businesses teetering on the edge of solvency may not make it until the weather warms up again. “You take that away when they didn’t have anything to start with and you start a whole new tier of desperation,” said Tony Kennon, mayor of this beach town on the Ala-

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Dick MacDonald of Prince Edward Island, Canada, takes in some sun at Orange Beach, bama-Florida state line. The local tourism agency is advertising in the Midwest, inviting snowbirds to return to the coast. Winter rates always are far less than summer prices, with many condominium owners renting out their units to Northern visitors for months at a time. Some condominiums and motels are offering even lower prices than normal this year, with prices reduced by two-thirds at a few. At the Gulf Breeze RV Resort

Recovery executive dies in plane crash DestiN, fla. (Ap) — An executive helping to guide BP’s recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a top Texas lawyer and his mother-in-law were killed in a small plane crash in waters off northern Florida, officials said. James Patrick Black, 58, died about a mile from the Destin airport in the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday night, said BP spokeswoman Hejdi Feick. The three were said to be bound for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering in Florida.

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in neighboring Gulf Shores, workers didn’t know whether snowbirds would be scared off by images of oil hitting beaches during the summer. Would they go elsewhere this year, perhaps to the East Coast or further south into Central Florida? Julie Kenney, who works at the RV park, was relieved to see campers from the Midwest begin arriving earlier than normal in late October. The resort’s 250 sites are now about 80 percent full, and it’s

completely booked after Jan. 1 without any spill-related discounts. “It would be really difficult if they don’t come,” said Kenney. “A lot of the snowbirds will travel over to Pensacola to go shopping, so it really helps the whole coast.” Retirees Mark and Diane Schnabel of Linton, Ind., were worried about the oil spill as they planned their trip to the coast earlier this year, but they came anyway. Now, they’re glad they did — the beaches

are virtually oil-free, the seafood is tasty and a dry fall has made for mild, sunny days. “We were very concerned about it, but we never thought of not coming,” said Diane, relaxing on the beach with her husband. “We already have plans to come next year.” Ron Sandefer researched beach conditions before making the annual trek to the coast with his wife, Linda, from their home in Paducah, Ky. “We come here every November and I checked the websites for oil reports and looked at a lot of websites with live cam displays, and we decided it would be just fine,” said Sandefer. “I figured if there was a problem somewhere, we could easily find a nice spot. It just didn’t look that bad, and it isn’t.” Snowbirds are big business in Florida Panhandle communities such as Panama City and Destin, where there was little impact from the oil spill. They matter even more in places that were affected by the oil like Perdido Key, Fla., and Alabama, which have a high concentration of condominiums and a reputation for lower prices. “Those people tend to look more for bargain-basement deals, and those are more likely in areas with lots of condos,” said Fred Simmons, a real estate agent and property manager in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

E-mails: Size is anyone’s guess WAshiNGtON (Ap) — The Obama administration struggled behind the scenes to determine how much oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico from a BP well this year and defended estimates that for months were inaccurate, according to thousands of government e-mails. A senior scientist who led the federal effort, Bill Lehr of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, noted that the administration went public with a summary of estimates before experts could finish their work. An Environmental Protection Agency memo, one of many showing uncertainty, said, “EPA agrees that the ultimate message to the public will likely be that the oil was successfully dispersed with chemical dispersants, but until we know with some degree of certainty ... we are hesitant to assign distinct percentages at this time.” Lehr said the calculations made public represented “our best guess,” adding, “Yes, it is a guess.”

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

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The Nos family gives a performance at the opera house.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 D.J. Laughlin dies. • Mr. and Mrs. George A. Jones go to Kansas City.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Thomas Benton and Jennie Buchanan are married. • Sister Mary Alphonsus Hoey dies at the convent. • Mable Marshall of Greenville is visiting Miss Graves on Marshall Street.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Tacitus Bucci will come here from Italy to join his brothers. • Joe Hillhouse writes from California that he will again open his Vicksburg studio.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 B.F. Nichols, county engineer, is ill. • The Business and Professional Women’s Club is organized. • Rabbi Sol Kory is in Birmingham. • Playgrounds are being constructed for the YMCA.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 James R. McConaghie succeeds Dr. J.W. Coleman as superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park. • Jackson Tigers beat Carr Central 20 to 6.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 W.W. Broome is named Man of the Year by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. • The Carr Central band goes to Greenwood for the Delta Band Festival. • Mississippi College Coach Stanley Robinson speaks at Carr Central’s football banquet.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 The Vicksburg Y’s Men’s Club honors past presidents at the club’s 35th anniversary dinner. • Mrs. Grace Chambliss dies from injuries received in an automobile accident.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970


Walt Disney’s “Love Bug” is showing at the Joy Theatre. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams and children are visiting relatives in New Orleans.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Warren Central’s Lady Vikes advance to the semi-finals of the WC Classic with a 68-32 victory over Murrah. • Mr. and Mrs. Van Edward Hinman are the parents of a son, Matthew Edward James, on Nov. 28.

A knuckle-rapping wrong for Rangel It is always a little sad to see prominent and powerful people brought low, especially when the fall is due to their own weaknesses and a certain sense of invulnerability that powerful people sometimes acquire. It is also the case that the line can be dif difficult to draw between business-asusual in Congress and outright criminal corruption where the quid pro quo is glaringly obvious. The nature of Congress is such that members are involved in a constant trading of favors and legislating in ways that benefit those who are usually political donors, often friends and themselves powerful. Charlie Rangel, 80, a longtime Democratic congressman from Harlem, is former chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and one of the more colorful and almost lovable figures in Babylonon-the-Potomac. Whether his is a tragic instance of simple sloppiness in personal finances that inadvertently crossed the line or outrageous

corruption can be argued. But, given the severity of the charges of which the House ethics committee found him guilty, and the fact he offered no defense but flimflam to undisputed facts, suggest the punishment should be far more than a shrug and a slap on the wrist. Rangel did not dispute that he had accepted rent-controlled apartments from a developer, which saved him hundreds of dollars a month and gave him a cut-rate campaign headquarters. He did not dispute that he didn’t report or pay taxes on rental income from a villa in the Dominican Republic. He did not dispute that he solicited donations for a center at New York’s City College to be named after him from people with business before the Ways and Means Committee, or that an oil drilling company got a lucrative tax break from the committee at the same time Rep. Rangel was asking its chairman for a $1 million donation. The House ethics committee

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choose to ask the full House to censure Rangel, which, if approved, will require Rangel to stand in the center of the House to receive a verbal rebuke and listen to the speaker read the censure resolution. A censure decision has caused some members to resign rather than to face public shaming. Censured members are barred from chairing committees or subcommittees. If Rangel is willing to face that kind of humiliation, acknowledge his wrongdoing and apologize, perhaps he can avoid being expelled. If he flinches from public accountability, as he has to date, then expulsion would be appropriate. It’s not that the rest of Congress is so righteous that it must cast out this offending member lest it be stained. It’s that, in a constitutional system, people who become especially egregious examples of the corrupting nature of power should be identified and punished.

A six-member panel discusses the pros and cons of riverboat gambling to about 50 people at a forum. • An extension on a bid to start building a new airport near Mound is being sought so that an updated environmental impact permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be obtained.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Ted and Emily Long donate an 18-foot Christmas tree to the Old Court House Museum. • Chad Barrett and John Storey are new partners at Battlefield Discount Drugs. • Virginia Clark wins the Old Fashioned Christmas Open House drawing offered by Vicksburg Main Street.

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Pope’s condom trial balloon a welcome, necessary shift WASHINGTON — During the 1930s, as Protestants began their swift retreat from opposition to birth control, Anglican Bishop Albert Augustus David of Liverpool, England, spoke for the holdouts. The sexual relationship, he said, “Even in marriage must be regarded as a regrettable necessity. ... Except where children are desired, married persons should remain celibate after marriage, as before.” There is no recorded response of Mrs. David (if there was one) or of his flock, who doubtlessly nodded piously, went home and promptly ignored him. There is a difference between seeking the improvement of human behavior and declaring war on human nature. In that conflict, human nature is likely to win. This example came to mind when Pope Benedict XVI recently said that condom use might be permissible, or at least morally understandable, under some circumstances to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. In the course of an extended book interview, the pope insisted that the “sheer fixation on the condom implies a banalization of sexuality.” But he continued: “There may be a basis



There is a difference between seeking the improvement of human behavior and declaring war on human nature. In that conflict, human nature is likely to win.

in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, when this can be the first step in the direction of moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.” Vatican leaders later downplayed the statement but did not retract the argument. This condom trial balloon is a welcome and necessary shift. African Catholic leaders of my acquaintance have long understood that a complete prohibition of condom use is unrealistic. Among discordant couples — one HIV-positive, one negative — the use of condoms is a requirement. It is not reasonable, along with Bishop Albert, to expect abstinence within marriage. And the regular use of condoms by sex

workers is essential to public health. As usual, the pope locates his statement within a sophisticated theological argument. He seems to be saying that there is a moral aspect even to acts the church considers immoral. The use of a condom, in this case by a prostitute, can be an early, incremental sign of ethical awakening, showing concern for the welfare of another human being. Such personal responsibility in sexual relationships is not sufficient, but it is preferable and important. Religion deals with ideals of human behavior. Public health deals with likely human behavior — a very different category. Both should respect the role played by the other. Public

health officials are paid to assume that men and women will follow their passions and to mitigate the consequences. They put a bowl of condoms on the table, just in case. But the prevention of disease always involves some element of ethical behavior, even when it comes to condoms. Their use during high-risk sexual activity is always good for an individual, since it is about 90 percent effective in preventing HIV transmission. But the effectiveness of condoms as a social strategy is determined by the rate and consistency of their use. Studies have found condoms to be successful in preventing the spread of HIV in brothels and among men who have sex with men. But for the general public in Africa, the consistent use of condoms has been more difficult to achieve. Progress in reducing the prevalence of HIV has often come from reductions in the number of concurrent sexual partners and from delaying the sexual debut of young people, especially girls. No effective AIDS prevention strategy can ignore the role of condoms — or the role of behavior change that is often related to reli-

gion. Both are necessary because human beings are neither angels nor beasts, as Christian theology would attest. People need institutions that oppose the banalization of sexuality, as well as institutions that recognize and accommodate the realities of sexuality and disease. During a visit to South Africa, I asked a very conservative Christian pastor engaged in an HIV/ AIDS ministry how he views the condom issue. “When I’m dealing with 10- and 12-year-old girls, I tell them to respect themselves and delay sex. When I’m dealing with sex workers, I give them condoms, because their lives are at stake.” The best AIDS prevention programs are idealistic about human potential and realistic about human nature. This seems where the pope is heading. Given his unquestioned standing as a theological conservative, perhaps only he could make the trip.

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‘Critical habitat’ set aside Dinosaur die-off cleared way for huge mammals for Alaska polar bears Making room

WASHINGTON (AP) — They just needed some leg room: New research shows the great dinosaur die-off made way for mammals to explode in size — some more massive than several elephants put together. The largest land mammal ever: A rhinoceros-like creature, minus the horn, that stood 18 feet tall, weighed roughly 17 tons and grazed in forests in what is now Eurasia. It makes the better known woolly mammoth seem a bit puny. Tracking such prehistoric giants is more than a curiosity: It sheds new light on the evolution of mammals as they diversified to fill habitats left vacant by the dinosaurs. Within 25 million years of the dinosaurs’ extinction — fast, in geologic terms — overall land mammals had reached a maximum size and then leveled off, an international team of scientists reports today in the journal Science. And while different species on different continents reached their peaks at different points in time, that pattern of evolution was remarkably similar worldwide. “Evolution can happen very quickly when ecology permits,” said paleoecologist Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico, who led the research. “This is really coming down to ecology allowing this to happen.”

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This diagram shows the largest land mammals that ever lived, from left, IndricothAnyone who frequents natural history museums knows that the end of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago ushered in the age of mammals, and that some of them were gigantic. But the new study is the first comprehensive mapping of these giants in a way that helps explain how and why their size evolved. “We didn’t have a clear idea of how the story went after the extinction of the dinosaurs,” explained Nick Pyenson, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, who wasn’t involved with the new research. Previous theories suggested that species diversity

erium and Deinotherium, that would have towered over the living African Elephant.

drove increases in size, but the new study didn’t find that connection. “It suggests there’s a deeper explanation of how large body size evolves in mammals,” he said. Mammals did coexist with dinosaurs, but small ones, ranging from about the size of a mouse to a maximum of a small dog. “We were pretty much the varmints scurrying around the feet of the dinosaurs,” is how New Mexico’s Smith puts it. To see how that changed, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation collected fossil data on the maximum sizes attained by

all major groups of mammals on each continent throughout their evolutionary history. How do they know the sizes? Smith said mammal teeth not only tend to preserve better than bones, but they correlate very well to body mass. The largest was that 17-ton rhino-like Indricotherium, followed closely by an elephantlooking creature named Deinotherium in Africa, Smith said. Contrast them to modern elephants, which average about 3 to 5 tons. The herbivores grew large first, perhaps because they had an advantage in eating the vegetation left flourishing after the plant-eating dinosaurs were gone.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tat does not in itself block ecoObama administration is set- nomic activity or other develting aside 187,000 square miles opment, but requires federal officials to conin Alaska as a “critical habi- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell sider whether tat” for polar and the state’s oil and gas a proposed action would bears, an action that could add industry had complained adversely affect restrictions to that the preliminary plan the polar bear’s habitat and future offshore drilling for oil released last year was too interfere with and gas. large and dramatically its recovery. Nearly 95 perThe total, underestimated the cent of the deswhich includes ignated habitat large areas of potential economic is sea ice in the sea ice off the Alaska coast, impact. The designation Beaufort and is about 13,000 could result in hundreds Chukchi seas off Alaska’s square miles, of millions of dollars in northern coast. or 8.3 million a c r e s , l e s s lost economic activity and Polar bears spend most of than in a pretax revenue, they said. their lives on liminary plan frozen ocean released last where they year. Tom Strickland, assistant hunt seals, breed and travel. Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the Interior Depart- the state’s oil and gas indusment, said the designation try had complained that the would help polar bears stave preliminary plan released last off extinction, recognizing that year was too large and drathe greatest threat is the melt- matically underestimated the ing of Arctic sea ice caused by potential economic impact. The designation could result in hunclimate change. “This critical habitat desig- dreds of millions of dollars in nation enables us to work with lost economic activity and tax federal partners to ensure their revenue, they said. In response to the Obama actions within its boundaries do not harm polar bear popu- administration’s action, Parlations,” Strickland said. “We nell said Wednesday that the will continue to work toward state is pleased that existing comprehensive strategies for manmade structures will be the long-term survival of this exempted from critical habitat considerations. iconic species.” Designation of critical habi-

Critics: Obama lagging on endangered species WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental groups are criticizing the Obama administration for what they say is a continuing backlog of plants and animals in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Fish and Wildlife Ser-

vice says 251 species are candidates for endangered species protection, four more than a similar review last year found. Environmental groups say that shows the Obama administration has done little to improve on what they con-

sider a dismal record on endangered species under President George W. Bush. Nearly two years after taking office, Obama has provided Endangered Species Act protection to 51 plants and animals, an average of 25 a year.

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Ex-lawmaker faces jail time or probation aUStin, texas (aP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay argued throughout his trial that the deck was stacked against him by a politically motivated prosecutor and a jury from the most Democratic city in one of the most Republican states. But following DeLay’s conviction Wednesday on money laundering and conspiracy charges, some legal experts say the edge might now shift to the Republican who represented a conservative Houston suburb for 22 years. Before DeLay’s inevitable appeal, which his lawyers predict will be a far friendlier process than his trial, he faces sentencing next month from Senior Judge Pat Priest. While technically the money laundering charge carries a punishment of up to life in prison, the judge has wide latitude and could end up just giving him probation. “It is absolutely impossible he would get anywhere near life,� said Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. “It would be a period of a few years, if he gets prison.� Barry Pollack, a Washington-based lawyer who represents clients in white-collar and government corruption cases, said the judge might not feel the need to throw the book at DeLay, figuring the conviction itself is severe punishment for someone who once ascended to the No. 2 post in the House of Representatives. For example, as a convicted felon, DeLay won’t be able to run again for public office or even be able to cast a vote until

No link found with e-mail, Rep. Waters ethics case W SHinGton (aP) — A Wa recently discovered e-mail, which forced postponement of Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics trial, appears to bring the House ethics committee no closer to proving she tried to obtain a U.S. bailout — during the financial crisis — for a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters, a California Democrat and a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, was to go on trial Monday before an ethics panel of eight congressional colleagues. She has maintained her innocence, and has been demanding for months that the trial be held. The new evidence is an e-mail written by her chief of staff Mikael Moore, who also is Waters’ grandson. It said Waters was closely watching the writing of bailout legislation that included a provision to help minority-owned banks. But OneUnited Bank — where

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Tom DeLay leaves the courtroom Wednesday in Austin, Texas. he completes his sentence. “I think in a lot of cases a judge wants to make an example, but I don’t see that happening here,� Pollack said. Prosecutors accused DeLay of conspiring with two associates to use his Texas-based political action committee to send $190,000 in corporate money to an arm of the Washington-based Republican National Committee. The RNC then sent the same amount to seven Texas statehouse candidates. Under Texas law, corporate money can’t go directly to political campaigns. The money helped Republicans take control of the Texas

House in 2002, and once there, they were able to push through a DeLay-engineered congressional redistricting plan that sent more Texas Republicans to Congress in 2004, strengthening DeLay’s political power. While the string of alleged events might have been difficult for jurors to follow, outside legal observers said prosecutors were able to prove that DeLay had an undeniable motive for breaking the law. Phillip Turner, a Chicago attorney who focused on criminal tax and public corruption cases as a federal prosecutor in the 1980s, said jurors always want clear evidence that the

defendant stood to personally gain through his alleged misdeeds. Turner contrasts the DeLay case with the federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted only on a lesser charge of lying to the FBI, with the jury deadlocking on 23 other charges — including the most serious ones. Although prosecutors argued Blagojevich wanted to enrich himself by trying to sell the Senate seat that once belonged to President Barack Obama, Turner said a “corrupt motive� was tougher to prove in that case.

Murkowski seeks voice in Alaska election lawsuit ancHoRa R Ge, alaska (aP) Ra — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is arguing that Alaska will be harmed if she isn’t sworn in on time, calling for a rapid resolution to a lawsuit aimed at blocking certification of the election. The Republican incumbent, who mounted a write-in bid after losing the primary to Joe Miller, declared victory after the ballot count showed her with a 10,328-vote lead — a total that includes 8,159 ballots contested by Miller observers. Miller sued this week in Fairbanks Superior Court, claiming that elections officials illegally accepted improperly marked write-in ballots that benefited


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Lawyer: Killing suspect not expert rescuer Gabe Watson returning to Alabama to face charges in wife’s death BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An accomplished diver charged with murder in Alabama in the honeymoon death of his wife had been certified in rescues, but had little formal training, his attorney said today. Gabe Watson served 18 months in an Australian prison for not doing enough to save his wife in 2003, but now faces more serious charges in Alabama. Prosecutors believe he hatched Tina the plan to kill Watson his wife, Tina Watson, 26, in Alabama before the trip. Watson’s attorney said his client had only taken a short rescue certification class two years before the newlyweds’ scuba dive along the Great Barrier Reef. “It was a half-day class,” attorney Joseph Basgier told CBS’s “Early Show.” “He had never participated in a rescue dive before. He wasn’t an expert rescuer. He had never done it, and he was scared, too. This was his new wife.” In 2009, Gabe Watson — who had remarried — traveled to Australia to face trial. Officials in Queensland state argued he killed his wife by turning off her air supply and holding her underwater. Queensland Coroner David Glasgow said a possible motive for the killing was Tina

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Gabe Watson arrives at Brisbane Airport in Australia on Thanksgiving Day after his release from a Queensland state jail. Watson’s life insurance policy. A $33,000 insurance payment was made to Tina Watson’s father, not her husband. Tina Watson’s father said his daughter told him before she died that Gabe Watson wanted her to increase the value of her policy and name her husband as the beneficiary. Watson, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a punishment Alabama Attorney General Troy King said was too lenient. He arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday after he was deported from Melbourne, Australia. He is expected back in Alabama early next week after a court appearance in

California, King said. Gabe Watson had been in immigration custody since completing a prison sentence earlier this month. Australia, a staunch opponent of capital punishment, delayed his deportation until it received a pledge that U.S. authorities would not seek the death penalty. “The Australians extorted from the state and the victim’s family to water down our justice, just like they watered down theirs,” King said. Gabe Watson will not fight extradition to Alabama because he wants to be home with friends and family, said another Watson attorney,

Brett Bloomston. Watson was indicted by an Alabama grand jury on capital murder in the course of kidnapping, and capital murder for pecuniary gain, prosecutors said. The charges were sealed until Watson reached the United States, and King refused to discuss the evidence in the case in detail. He said prosecutors believe Watson came up with a plan to kill his wife while they were in Alabama, which gives the state jurisdiction over her death. “We’re obviously anxious to get him back to Alabama,” King said.

Second drug tunnel found near San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have found a sophisticated tunnel used to smuggle drugs between Mexico and San Diego, the second such discovery in the region in less than a month. The half-mile passage runs from a residence in Tijuana to a warehouse in San Diego’s Otay Mesa area, the San Diego Tunnel Task Force said in a statement Thursday. Federal border patrol, drug enforcement, immigration, and customs enforcement agents in the task force arrested several suspects and seized an undetermined amount of marijuana in a tractor-trailer on U.S. soil, the statement said. The statement said authorities believed more marijuana was being stored inside the

tunnel. Agents were working with the Mexican military on the investigation. Officials were to release further details of the probe this afternoon. Earlier this month, federal agents made one of the largest marijuana seizures in the United States when they confiscated 20 tons of marijuana they said was smuggled into the country through another tunnel connecting warehouses on either side of California’s border with Mexico. Mexican authorities seized more than four tons of pot from the warehouse south of the border. The secret passageway ran the length of six football fields and had lighting, ventilation and a rail system for shipping loads of illegal drugs.

Man, 78, accused of Obama threat COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 78-year-old South Carolina man with more than a dozen weapons in his home has been arrested after federal authorities say he told a nurse he was thinking about killing President Barack Obama. Michael Stephen Bowden was being held today at the Spartanburg County jail. Bowden was arrested recently after he told a nurse at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Spartanburg he was thinking of killing the president, according to a sworn statement by a U.S. Secret Service agent. During a checkup at the clinic Nov. 16, a nurse asked

Bowden if he ever thought about killing himself. According to the affidavit, Bowden told the nurse, “Yes, I would like to shoot the president then myself.” Bowden repeated those words to another nurse, adding that he wanted to kill Obama “because he is not doing enough to help African Americans.” Bowden, who is white, also had suicidal tendencies during a screening in April, according to the statement. The next day, federal agents searched the home Bowden shares with his wife and adult son, finding weapons.

Airport protest never takes flight it's not a penalty to pile on! CHICAGO (AP) — The big Opt-Out looked like a big bust as most of the Thanksgiving travelers selected for full-body scans and pat-down searches chose to submit to them rather than create havoc on one of the busiest flying days of the year. In fact, in some parts of the U.S., bad weather was a bigger threat. For days, activists had waged a loosely organized campaign on the Internet to encourage airline passengers to refuse full-body scans and insist on a pat-down in what was dubbed National Opt-Out Day. But on Wednesday, the cascading delays and monumental lines that many feared would result had not materialized. “It was a day at the beach, a box of chocolates,” said Greg Hancock, 61, who breezed through security at the Phoenix airport on the way to a vacation in California. He was sent through a scanner after a golf ball marker set off the metal detector. His wife, Marti Hancock, 58, said that ever since she was in

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up, including one man seen walking around the Salt Lake City airport in a Speedo-style bathing suit, and others carrying signs. By most accounts, though, the lines moved smoothly, and there was no more or less congestion at major U.S. airports than in previous years on the day before Thanksgiving. “I would go so far as to say that National Opt-Out Day was a big bust,” said Genevieve Shaw Brown, a spokeswoman for the travel company Travelocity, which had staff at 12 of the nation’s largest airports watching for problems. Protest organizers — some of whom had no plans themselves to fly on Wednesday — were not prepared to declare the event a flop, saying the publicity alone cranked up pressure on the White House and the TSA. “The TSA now talks about re-evaluating everything,” said James Babb, an organizer for one of the protest groups, We Won’t Fly. “That is a tremendous victory for a grassroots movement.”

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Bargain shoppers crowd nation’s stores for deals By The Associated Press Bargain shoppers, braving rain or frigid weather, crowded the nation’s stores in the wee hours of the night to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys on Black Friday. Early signs pointed to a solid turnout for the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. In an encouraging sign for retailers and

for the economy, more shoppers appeared to be buying for themselves than last year, when such indulgences were limited. Lengthened hours that pushed some store openings into Thanksgiving also appeared to pay off. Toys “R” Us, which drew in shoppers with 50 percent discounts on such toys as Buzz Lightyear and Barbies, was counting on getting an extra

boost by opening 24 hours straight, starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Toys “R” Us’ 10 pm. opening at its flagship store in Times Square drew 1,500 shoppers, says CEO Jerry Storch. “Where there are bargains, there are people looking to gobble them up,” said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst for market research firm NPD. Though people were mostly

sticking to their lists, some were picking up small extras. However, “the consumer is still very calculated.” The fierce battle for shoppers’ wallets promises savings for those willing and able to buy amid an economy that’s still worrying many. The good news is that retailers are heading into the season with some momentum after a solid start to Novem-

ber. Shoppers who can afford it are buying more nonessentials, like jewelry and luxury goods. That’s helping to lift their spirits about the holiday season, which is expected to generate revenue gains modestly higher than a year ago. Still, nearly 15 million are unemployed, and concerns about job security cloud consumer confidence.

Shopping Continued from Page A1. “We had a lot of early birds. People were lined up before we opened.” Thee store saw a steady stream of customers throughout the day, she said. That evening as temperatures fell from 80 to 40 as a hard-blowing rain was dumped on the city, a Black Friday veteran was the first person in line awaiting opening of the Gap at the Outlets at Vicksburg at 11 p.m. “I do this every year, and I was first in line last year, too,” said Senetta Brown of Vicksburg, who arrived with a group of relatives at 10 p.m. “I’m here for the big sales. You can get a $69 sweater for half off.” A couple of the outlet stores were open at 10 p.m., just as the rain started. Half an inch of rain had fallen through the early morning shopping hour. “We got a jump start on it,” said Ethan Walker, manager of Gymboree, a children’s

clothing store. “The turnout is better than last year’s.” Walker believes customers flock to stores on Black Friday for the sizeable, time-sensitive sales that are offered for that one day, when almost all retailers turn a profit. Stephanie Boyt, a resident of Oak Grove, La., about 125 miles west of Vicksburg, drove the extra miles to save as much as half on children’s clothing. “I spent about $20, and I saved about $30,” she said after checking out at Gymboree. “I come here just because of the outlets.” Jackson residents Velma Johnson and Mary Edwards made an overnight trip to Vicksburg because, they said, the deals start much earlier here. “The midnight shopping is something that Vicksburg started,” Johnson said as she pushed along a 5-foot stack of boxed kitchen appliances

while waiting to check out around 5:30 this morning at JC Penney, which opened at 4 a.m. The pair had been shopping since 10 p.m. Thursday and continued into the early morning hours. “We’ve been up all night,” Johnson and Edwards said. Along with retailers, some of Vicksburg hotels and motels saw increased bookings for the weekend. Holly Pendelton, front desk clerk at Jameson Inn, which is across the street from the outlets, said the motel saw reservations from customers who were in town for Black Friday shopping, as well as about 15 walk-in customers Thursday night. While the 60-room hotel was only half booked today, Pendelton said that number was higher than any recent weekends. Theresa Clay, assistant general manager of Courtyard By Marriott, also near

the outlets, said this morning that 84 out of 111 rooms were occupied. “I think that’s pretty good for this weekend, considering last year at this same time, we were only 25 percent occupied.” Deals on power tools and appliances also yanked people out of bed a few hours earlier than usual. “We had in mind what we wanted before we came,” said James Davis, who, along with nephew Mike Davis, were some of the first customers at The Home Depot this morning. The Vicksburg pair had piled into a shopping cart items such as Christmas trees, an electric skill saw and name-brand flashlights they said don’t usually go on sale any other time of the year. “That’s just a deal you can’t pass up,” Mike Davis said of the electric skill saw set that was priced at 50 percent off. Black Friday deals will continue through the day, but

some stores have said new deals will be released for “Black Saturday.” “We’ll have some more new deals on Saturday to keep customers coming back,” Home Depot store manager Jeff Woods said. Merchants downtown did not participate in early Black Friday shopping hours, but will have two shopping events this weekend. A national initiative called Small Business Saturday is calling for the community to support small businesses, and Vicksburg Main Street, which promotes downtown businesses, was touting the event this morning. The Old Fashioned Christmas Open House special shopping event will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and kick off extended shopping hours during the holiday season. Shops will stay open until 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays until Christmas.

Korea Continued from Page A1. from leader Kim Jong Il to his young, inexperienced son Kim Jong Un, who is in his late 20s and is expected to succeed his ailing father. As Washington and Seoul pressed China to use its influence on Pyongyang to ease tensions amid worries of all-out war, the U.S. prepared to send a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to South Korean waters for joint military drills in the Yellow Sea starting Sunday. The North, which sees the drills as a major military provocation, unleashed its anger over the planned exercises in a dispatch today. “The situation on the Korean peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war,” a report in the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said.

A North Korean official boasted that Pyongyang’s military “precisely aimed and hit the enemy artillery base” as punishment for South Korean military drills — a reference to Tuesday’s attack — and warned of another “shower of dreadful fire,” KCNA reported in a separate dispatch. China also expressed concern over any war games in waters within its exclusive economic zone, though the statement on the Foreign Ministry website didn’t mention the drills starting Sunday. That zone extends 230 miles (370 kilometers) from China’s coastline and includes areas south of Yeonpyeong cited for possible maneuvers, though the exact location of the drills is not known.

China strongly protested an earlier round of drills in the region but has been largely mute over the upcoming exercises. Beijing could be withholding direct criticism to avoid roiling ties with South Korea and the U.S. and to register its displeasure with ally North Korea. The North Korean government does not recognize the maritime border drawn by the U.N. in 1953, and considers the waters around Yeonpyeong Island its territory. Yeonpyeong Island, home to South Korean military bases as well as a civilian population of about 1,300 people, lies only 7 miles (11 kilometers) from North Korean shores and is not far from the spot where the South Korean warship sank in an explosion in March.

Theadore C. Bowman Theadore C. Bowman died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 73. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Willie Joe Guise CHICAGO — Willie Joe Guise, formerly of Vicksburg, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Chicago. He was 54. Mr. Guise had been employed as a heavy-equipment operator and was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents George Guise Sr.; his mother, Mary Lee Guise; three brothers, Robert Lee Guise, Jimmy Lee Guise and Tom Walker Guise; and a sister, Jessie Lee Banks. He is survived by three brothers, Lee Arthur Jackson of Yazoo City, George Guise Jr. of Vicksburg and William McKinley Guise of Chicago; two sisters, Addie Chatman of Chicago and Angela Guise of Redwood; and nieces, nephews, cousins

and other relatives. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Bolden officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Kathy Simmons Patty TALLULAH — Kathy Simmons Patty, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 51. Mrs. Simmons was born in Delhi and was a life-long resident of Tallulah. She was a secretary and a member of Parkview Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Joe F. Patty Jr. of Tallulah; a son, Joseph Patty of Tallulah; her parents, Newtie and Nellie Simmons of Tallulah; a sister; Judy Lynn Toney of Tallulah; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifton Wheat officiating. Burial, directed by Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Betty O. Wood PORT GIBSON — Betty O.

Wood died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian. She was 57. She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Goff; and two brothers, Ozell and Dewain Alexander. Survivors include her husband, Mac M. Wood Sr. of Port Gibson; one son, Mac M. “Meritt” Jr. of Ellisville; and


• Port Gibson • Mrs. Betty Diane Wood

Service 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010 Stepping Stone Baptist Church of Port Gibson Interment Wintergreen Cemetery Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service at the church

• Vicksburg • Mrs. Mary Ruth Pritchett Service 2 p.m. Monday, November 29, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Visitation Noon Monday until the hour of service 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80





Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the 20s; partly cloudy Saturday, highs in the 60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Partly cloudy, lows in the 20s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy lows in the 20s saturday-sunday Partly cloudy, lows in the 20s, highs in the 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 82º Low/past 24 hours............... 40º Average temperature......... 61º Normal this date................... 53º Record low....24º before 1885 Record high............81º in 1896 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.52 inch This month..............3.90 inches Total/year.............. 41.28 inches Normal/month......3.28 inches Normal/year........ 45.84 inches

Gen. Sharp said during his visit to the island that Tuesday’s attack was a clear violation of an armistice signed in 1953 at the end of the three-year Korean War. “We at United Nations Command will investigate this completely and call on North Korea to stop any future attacks,” he said today. Washington keeps more than 28,000 troops in South Korea to protect its ally from aggression — a legacy of the Korean War that is a sore point for North Korea, which cites the U.S. presence as the main reason behind its need for nuclear weapons. Dressed in a heavy camouflage jacket, army fatigues and a black beret, Sharp walked down a heavily damaged street strewn

with debris from buildings. Around him were charred bicycles and shattered bottles of soju, Korean rice liquor. AP photographers at an observation point on the northwest side of Yeonpyeong heard explosions and saw at least one flash of light on the North Korean mainland. There were no immediate reports of damage. Only a few dozen residents remain on Yeonpyeong, with most of the population of 1,300 fleeing in the hours and days after the attack as authorities urged them to evacuate. Many houses were blackened, half-collapsed or flattened, the streets littered with shattered windows, bent metal and other charred wreckage.

a brother, Charles Alexander of Duffee. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Stepping Stone Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Garland officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday at

the church from 1 p.m. until the service. Pallbearers will be Tommy Thomas, Tony Ory, Will Thomas, Eugene Alexander, Jeremy Pinson, Curtis Lambert and Gordon Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Stepping Stone Baptist Church.

Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 10.8 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.0 | Change: +1.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.3 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.0 | Change: -1.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 28 feet

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Teens lost in Pacific for 50 days get ‘miracle’ rescue SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Three teenage boys who spent 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific walked ashore on shaky legs today after their chance rescue — celebrated on their home island hundreds of miles away as a miracle that brought them back from the dead. The trio — Samuel Pelesa and Filo Filo, both 15, and Edward Nasau, 14 — told rescuers they survived on rainwater they collected, a handful of coconuts, raw fish and a seagull that landed on their 12-foot-long aluminum boat. The boys set off Oct. 5 from their home island to one nearby. It’s not known how they went missing, but the outboard motor might have broken down at sea. Worried family members reported them missing, and the New Zealand air force launched a sea search. No sign of the tiny boat was found, and the village of 500 people held memorial services, expecting never to see the boys again.

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One of three teens rescued after drifting in the Pacific for 50 days arrives in Suva, Fiji, today.

But they were picked up Wednesday by a fishing trawler — undernourished, severely dehydrated and badly sunburned, but otherwise well. The ship’s first mate said the area they were in is way off any normal commer-

cial shipping routes. They drifted 800 miles from where they set out — Tokelau, a bucolic collection of coral atolls north of Samoa that is New Zealand’s territory. A Fiji navy patrol boat met

the trawler today and escorted it into the harbor of its capital, Suva. The teens were met by New Zealand consular officials and taken directly to a hospital for medical checks. Looking thin, the three walked

off the boat without speaking to reporters. Tai Fredricsen, first mate aboard the tuna boat San Nikuna, said a crew member spotted a small vessel bobbing in the open sea northeast of Fiji on Wednesday. “We knew it was a little weird,” he said. As it edged closer to investigate, the crew saw three people aboard waving frantically and asked them if they needed help. “All they could say was, ‘Thank you very much for stopping,”’ Fredricsen told New Zealand’s National Radio. “In a physical sense, they look very physically depleted, but mentally — very high.” After the rescue, one of the boys managed to reach his grandmother by phone from the fishing boat. As news of their survival spread, the village erupted in joy. “It’s a miracle, it’s a miracle,” said Tanu Filo, the father of Filo Filo. “The whole village, they were so excited and cried

and they sang songs and were hugging each other in the road. Everybody was yelling and shouting the good news,” he told Radio New Zealand International. Fredricsen said the boys reported having just two coconuts with them when they set out. During their ordeal, they drank rainwater that collected in the boat and ate fish they had caught. Once, they managed to grab a bird that landed on the boat and they devoured that, Fredricsen said. The rescue came not a moment too soon: Fredricsen said they had begun to drink sea water because it hadn’t rained in the past few nights. He said the tuna boat’s crew had given the boys small portions of fruit and fluids. Cmdr. Francis Kean, Fiji’s naval commander who was among those who met the teens, said they had been unable to keep down solid food. The boys would be fed fluids and carefully watched by doctors at a military hospital.

Two arrested in plot on Pakistan’s capital ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police arrested two suicide bombers in Pakistan’s capital today who they said were planning to attack a mosque and a government building. Al-Qaida and Taliban militants seeking to topple the U.S.-allied government have carried out scores of attacks in recent years, killing thousands. The state has responded by launching offensives in the remote northwest where the insurgents are based. Police officer Bin Yamin said the detained men were linked to the Pakistani Taliban in the South Waziristan region, where the Pakistani army has been fighting the militants since last year. He said one of the arrested men was wearing an explosives vest and was on his way to attack an Islamabad mosque during Friday prayers when officers seized him. He did not say why the militants would target the mosque. Most attacks have been on government, security or Western targets, though there have been seemingly indiscriminate blasts in public places presumably to spread terror and undermine confidence in the government. Questioning of the suspects indicated that in addition to

the mosque, they were also planning to hit government buildings in the capital, possibly even Parliament, Yamin added. Interior Minister Rehman Malik confirmed the arrests, saying authorities learned about a possible suicide bombing at Parliament or nearby buildings Thursday night, after which they quickly increased security. “We took all the required measures without creating a panic,” Malik told the staterun Pakistan Television. Earlier this month, a bomb killed 67 people at a mosque frequented by anti-Taliban elders in the northwest. Militants also penetrated a high-security area of the southern city of Karachi this month, detonating a car bomb that leveled the building, killing 15. The last terrorist attack in Pakistan’s capital was in October last year, when a suicide bomber dressed as a security guard killed five U.N. staffers at the World Food Program’s office in Islamabad. Meanwhile, suspected U.S. missiles hit a vehicle carrying three alleged militants in Pakistan’s northwest today, the latest in a barrage of strikes by unmanned planes on the Taliban stronghold, officials said.

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SPORTS Friday, no vember 26, 2010 • SE C T I O N B PUZZLES B7 | CLaSSifiEdS B8

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USM faces Tulsa tonight By The Associated Press

Pats, Jets win New England thrashes Detroit while the Jets scream over the Bengals/B4

SChEduLE PREP BASKETBALL WC hosts NW Rankin Saturday, 6 p.m.

ON TV 5:30 p.m. CBS College Sports - Southern Miss still has a shot at the CUSA title game, but the Golden Eagles will need a win tonight at Tulsa and help from SMU and Memphis.

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Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis is tackled by Houston defensive back Nick Saenz last week.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Entering the final week of the regular season, both Tulsa and Southern Miss still have a chance to advance to the Conference USA championship game. However, that will change for one of the teams before the kickoff in Tulsa tonight. One team will be playing for the possibility of a titlegame berth, the other simply for pride and bowl-berth improvement. Which team is which depends on what happens this afternoon when SMU visits East Carolina. To win the West Division, Tulsa (8-3, 5-2) needs SMU to lose and they need to beat Southern Miss. Southern Miss (8-3, 5-2) needs SMU to win to keep alive the Golden Eagles’ slim hopes of capturing a share of the East Divi-

On TV 5:30 p.m. CBS College Sports Southern Miss at Tulsa sion crown and advancing to the title game. If that happens, Southern Miss still would need to beat Tulsa, then hope last-place Memphis can somehow upset current East front-runner Central Florida on Saturday. Both Tulsa coach Todd Graham and Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora insist their focus won’t be on scoreboard-watching, but on the game at hand. “I take the approach — and I am being sincere — I am not worried about that one bit,” Graham said. “I believe the challenge ahead of us is a big one. Southern Miss is


the best team we have played in our conference. We better worry about that one and beat them. I do believe, if we do that, it’s going to take care of itself. I just believe that. I don’t think it will do any other way. We have to win.” For his part, Fedora said “we have not even talked about the East Division lately and have not in a long time. We are more concerned with winning this next game and getting (win) number nine under our belts. That would be huge for this teams.” Tulsa is 5-0 at home this season while Southern Miss has a 4-1 road record and both teams are rolling entering the game. Since a 3-3 start that included narrow losses to East Carolina and SMU, Tulsa has won five straight See USM, Page B3.



Former Ole Miss and New England Patriot running back scored two touchdowns in a win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday.

New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Brown celebrates a missed field goal by Dallas Cowboys placekicker David Buehler in the final minute Thursday. The Saints won 30-27.

SIdELINES Aggies slam Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a season of miserables losses, Texas had one last chance to do something right. Beat No. 17 Texas A&M and the Longhorns could avoid their first losing season since 1997, end the regular season on a winning streak and qualify for a bowl game. Cyrus Gray and the Aggies weren’t about to let any of that happen. Gray ran for 223 yards and two long touchdowns and Von Miller snagged a key interception in the final minutes to carry the Aggies to a 24-17 win Thursday night that left Texas with its first losing season under coach Mack Brown. Gray’s first touchdown covered 84 yards and pulled the Aggies out of an early 7-0 hole. The second, a 48-yarder, put them up 24-14 in the third.


Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-7 La. Pick 4: 5-9-7-4 Easy 5: 2-6-12-16-28 La. Lotto: 8-13-15-18-23-36 Powerball: 8-20-21-32-37 Powerball: 4; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-1 La. Pick 4: 8-0-9-1 Weekly results: B2

Saints hold off Youth movement bears fruit Cowboys DaviD Jackson•The Vicksburg PosT

Warren Central players cluster around coach Jesse Johnson, left, during Wednesday’s game against Crystal Springs.

Warren Central makes drastic improvement By Steve Wilson In years past, it usually took Warren Central’s boys’ basketball program until near Christmas to get to three wins. But one day removed from Thanksgiving, the Vikings (3-3) have already reached the plateau and look to be making a serious move upward after dwelling in the Region 4-6A cellar for the past several years. What’s the difference? “It’s all about having the players,” WC coach Jesse Johnson said. “We’re very young and very talented.” And they’re doing it with youth. Out of the 20-man roster, 11 of them are sophomores or freshman. A big part of that is the development of sophomore do-it-all guard Kourey Davis, who scored 30 points in a 98-94 double-overtime loss to Crystal Springs on

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Warren Central’s Eric Howard makes a layup against Crystal Springs. The Vikings lost 98-94 in double overtime. Wednesday. A 6-foot-5 wing player, Davis can play all five positions, hit the 3-pointer, handle the ball in the open court, block shots, rebound and is strong finishing

around the basket. He is averaging 18.4 points per game and 5.4 rebounds this season. “That’s what we’re looking from him,” Johnson said.

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“He’s going to lead us offensively and defensively. He’s doing an outstanding job of rebounding from the guard position.” His emergence has made life easier for the returnees. Senior guard Jeremy Harper, one of the few returnees, is not having to carry the scoring load like he did last season. He’s averaging 16 points per contest on 49 percent shooting. Louis Carson, a junior, has helped solidify the Vikings at the two-guard position and on the wing, averaging 7.3 points per contest. Another youngster helping the effort is Gerald Glass, who is 6-foot-5 despite only being a freshman. He leads the team in rebounding and gives the Vikings another long-armed defender down low. The Vikings like to run and gun. With all of the

ARLINGTON, Texas — Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins admittedly took a bad angle at the same time one of the cornerbacks slipped. That left Roy Williams wide open and sprinting down the field seemingly about to seal an incredible Thanksgiving comeback for the Dallas Cowboys. “Honestly, it could have been a catastrophe,” Jenkins said. “A bad play turned good for us.” Jenkins caught Williams from behind, stripping the ball away so forcefully at the 11-yard line that it wound up in the defender’s arms. Five plays later, Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to Lance Moore that gave New Orleans a 30-27 victory. So aware that cornerback Tracy Porter was in pursuit, Williams switched the ball from his right to left hand. But Jenkins was charging hard from that side.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 1:30 p.m. CBS - Auburn at Alabama 2:30 p.m. ABC - Colorado at Nebraska 2:40 p.m. FSN - UCLA at Arizona St. 6 p.m. ESPN - Arizona at Oregon 9:15 p.m. ESPN - Boise St. at Nevada COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 -Preseason NIT, Virginia Commonwealth vs. UCLA 1:30 p.m. ESPNU - Old Spice Classic, Texas A&M vs .Manhattan 4 p.m. ESPN - Preseason NIT, Tennessee at Villanova 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Old Spice Classic, Notre Dame vs. California 6:30 p.m. ESPNU - Old Spice Classic, Georgia vs. Temple NBA 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Houston at Charlotte 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Golden State at Memphis


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CYCLING Contador reiterates his innocence in doping MADRID — Alberto Contador reiterated his innocence over his failed doping test at the Tour de France and slammed the Astana team for abandoning him once the news broke. The 27-year-old Spanish cyclist is facing a two-year ban and risks losing his third Tour title after testing positive for the banned drug clenbuterol, which he claims came from contaminated meat. Contador labeled the charges “ridiculous” and felt the entire episode had discredited him.

NFL Heimerdinger will coach despite cancer treatment NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger is back at work and will call the plays Sunday when the Titans visit the Houston Texans before starting his treatment for cancer. Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said Heimerdinger met with his doctors Wednesday night and will begin treatment Monday. Rookie quarterback Rusty Smith will be making his first NFL start against the Texans.

Black Eyed Peas will perform at Super Bowl ARLINGTON, Texas — The Black Eyed Peas will be the featured halftime performer at the Super Bowl. The Grammy award-winning group will perform Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium. The announcement was made during the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New Orleans Saints.

NBA Lee cleared after treatment for infection OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was medically cleared to resume light conditioning a week after undergoing a second procedure on his left elbow to treat an infection. He has had stitches and a catheter for IVs removed from his right arm, the team said.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 26 1967 — Sonny Jurgensen of the Washington Redskins passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns. 1988 — For the first time in series history, Notre Dame and Southern Cal enter the game undefeated and occupying college football’s top two spots in the nation. The top-ranked Fighting Irish win 27-10. 1997 — Charles Jones scores a school record 53 points and Long Island University beats Division III Medgar Evers 179-62, breaking the NCAA record for margin of victory. The 117-point difference eclipses the mark of 97 set by Southern University in a 154-57 victory over Patten on Nov. 26, 1993. 2005 — Marek Malik ends the NHL’s longest shootout in the 15th round, fooling goalie Olie Kolzig with a trick shot to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. With only two healthy skaters left on the Rangers’ bench, Malik, a defenseman, takes a shot with his stick between his skates and beats Kolzig for the victory.

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Thursday’s Games New England 45, Detroit 24 New Orleans 30, Dallas 27 N.Y. Jets 26, Cincinnati 10 Sunday’s Games Tennessee at Houston, noon Green Bay at Atlanta, noon Minnesota at Washington, noon Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants, noon Pittsburgh at Buffalo, noon Carolina at Cleveland, noon Kansas City at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Miami at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 3:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 3:15 p.m. San Diego at Indianapolis, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game San Francisco at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 Houston at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m. Dec. 5 San Francisco at Green Bay, noon Denver at Kansas City, noon Buffalo at Minnesota, noon Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon Cleveland at Miami, noon Chicago at Detroit, noon Washington at N.Y. Giants, noon New Orleans at Cincinnati, noon Oakland at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 3:15 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis, 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7:20 p.m. Dec. 6 N.Y. Jets at New England, 7:30 p.m.


New Orleans Dallas

17 3 3 7 — 30 0 6 14 7 — 27 First Quarter NO—Ivory 3 run (Hartley kick), 13:09. NO—FG Hartley 50, 9:11. NO—Ivory 6 run (Hartley kick), 4:33. Second Quarter Dal—FG Buehler 21, 5:13. NO—FG Hartley 45, :43. Dal—FG Buehler 53, :00. Third Quarter Dal—Austin 60 run (Buehler kick), 14:01. NO—FG Hartley 28, 9:30. Dal—Barber 1 run (Buehler kick), 4:30. Fourth Quarter Dal—Choice 1 run (Buehler kick), 5:51. NO—Moore 12 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 1:55. A—93,985. ——— NO Dal First downs................................21........................24 Total Net Yards.......................414......................457 Rushes-yards.......................21-81.................32-144 Passing....................................333......................313 Punt Returns............................1-0.....................1-13 Kickoff Returns.......................1-22...................5-110 Interceptions Ret......................1-4.....................1-10 Comp-Att-Int..................... 23-39-1............... 30-42-1 Sacked-Yards Lost.................2-19.......................1-0 Punts...................................2-60.0..................2-55.0 Fumbles-Lost............................2-1.......................7-2 Penalties-Yards......................4-30.....................4-19 Time of Possession.............25:19...................34:41 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, Jones 10-45, Ivory 7-38, Bush 1-1, Brees 3-(minus 3). Dallas, Austin 1-60, Jones 13-44, Kitna 5-20, Barber 10-19, Choice 1-1, Bryant 1-0, McBriar 1-0. PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 23-39-1-352. Dallas, Kitna 30-42-1-313. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Colston 6-105, Moore 5-39, Henderson 4-97, Graham 3-23, Jones 3-21, Meachem 1-55, Bush 1-12. Dallas, Witten 10-99, Jones 7-69, R.Williams 5-83, Austin 3-25, Bennett 2-17, Barber 2-8, Hurd 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Dallas, Buehler 59 (WL).

Cincinnati N.Y. Jets


0 7 0 3 — 10 0 3 14 9 — 26 Second Quarter NYJ—FG Folk 27, 9:01. Cin—Shipley 5 pass from C.Palmer (Pettrey kick), :43. Third Quarter NYJ—B.Smith 53 run (Folk kick), 14:13. NYJ—Holmes 13 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 4:09. Fourth Quarter Cin—FG Pettrey 28, 12:33. NYJ—B.Smith 89 kickoff return (Folk kick), 12:18. NYJ—Pryce safety, 6:52. A—78,903. ——— Cin NYJ First downs................................13........................18 Total Net Yards.......................163......................319 Rushes-yards.......................20-46.................37-170 Passing....................................117......................149 Punt Returns............................5-6.....................4-10 Kickoff Returns.......................5-97...................4-129 Interceptions Ret....................1-11.....................2-11 Comp-Att-Int..................... 17-39-2............... 16-28-1 Sacked-Yards Lost.................3-18.....................2-17 Punts...................................7-41.4..................8-44.3 Fumbles-Lost............................1-1.......................0-0

Penalties-Yards......................2-25.....................8-64 Time of Possession.............26:31...................33:29 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cincinnati, Benson 18-41, C.Palmer 2-5. N.Y. Jets, Greene 18-70, B.Smith 3-55, Tomlinson 13-49, Sanchez 3-(minus 4). PASSING—Cincinnati, C.Palmer 17-38-2-135, Ochocinco 0-1-0-0. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 16-28-1166. RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Shipley 5-38, Ochocinco 4-41, Owens 3-17, Gresham 2-36, Leonard 2-3, Benson 1-0. N.Y. Jets, Holmes 5-44, Keller 4-49, Edwards 2-20, Tomlinson 2-14, B.Smith 1-23, Greene 1-11, P.Turner 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Pettrey 27 (WL). N.Y. Jets, Folk 44 (WL).


New England Detroit

3 7 14 21 — 45 7 10 7 0 — 24 First Quarter NE—FG Graham 19, 5:00. Det—C.Johnson 19 pass from Sh.Hill (Rayner kick), :00. Second Quarter Det—Morris 1 run (Rayner kick), 5:58. NE—Green-Ellis 15 run (Graham kick), :45. Det—FG Rayner 44, :00. Third Quarter NE—Welker 5 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 10:58. Det—Morris 1 run (Rayner kick), 6:50. NE—Branch 79 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 5:12. Fourth Quarter NE—Branch 22 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 13:45. NE—Welker 16 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 6:42. NE—Green-Ellis 1 run (Graham kick), 3:14. A—60,965. ——— NE Det First downs................................20........................25 Total Net Yards.......................447......................406 Rushes-yards.....................25-109.................27-129 Passing....................................338......................277 Punt Returns..........................3-47.......................1-8 Kickoff Returns.......................4-69...................7-194 Interceptions Ret....................2-73.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 21-27-0............... 27-46-2 Sacked-Yards Lost...................1-3.......................2-8 Punts...................................3-51.0..................3-47.0 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................5-50.....................8-66 Time of Possession.............28:55...................31:05 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New England, Green-Ellis 12-59, Woodhead 8-32, Tate 1-17, Brady 4-1. Detroit, Morris 9-55, A.Brown 13-36, Sh.Hill 4-23, C.Johnson 1-15. PASSING—New England, Brady 21-27-0-341. Detroit, Sh.Hill 27-46-2-285. RECEIVING—New England, Welker 8-90, Gronkowski 5-65, Branch 3-113, Woodhead 2-13, Crumpler 1-27, Hernandez 1-18, Morris 1-15. Detroit, Pettigrew 5-67, Morris 5-20, C.Johnson 4-81, A.Brown 4-29, Burleson 3-35, B.Johnson 2-26, Felton 2-7, Heller 1-13, D.Williams 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Detroit, Rayner 46 (WR).


Conference All Games W L W L South Carolina..............5 3 8 3 Florida............................4 4 7 4 Georgia..........................3 5 5 6 Kentucky........................2 5 6 5 Tennessee.....................2 5 5 6 Vanderbilt......................1 7 2 9


Conference All Games W L W L Auburn...........................7 0 11 0 LSU................................6 1 10 1 Alabama........................5 2 9 2 Arkansas........................5 2 9 2 Mississippi St..............3 4 7 4 Ole Miss.......................1 6 4 7 Today’s Game Auburn at Alabama, 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Kentucky at Tennessee, 11:21 a.m. LSU vs. Arkansas, at Little Rock, Ark., 2:30 p.m. Florida at Florida St., 2:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Clemson, 6 p.m. Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia, 6:45 p.m.


Conference All Games W L W L UCF...............................6 1 8 3 Southern Miss.............5 2 8 3 East Carolina.................5 2 6 5 Marshall.........................3 4 4 7 UAB...............................3 4 4 7 Memphis........................0 7 1 10

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L Tulsa..............................5 2 8 3 SMU...............................5 2 6 5 Houston.........................4 4 5 6 UTEP.............................3 5 6 6 Tulane............................2 5 4 7 Rice...............................2 5 3 8 Today’s Games SMU at East Carolina, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Tulsa, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games UCF at Memphis, 11 a.m. Tulane at Marshall, 11 a.m. UAB at Rice, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Texas Tech, 7 p.m.



Conference All Games W L W L Jackson St...................6 3 8 3 Alabama St....................6 3 7 3 Alcorn St......................4 5 5 6 Alabama A&M...............2 7 3 8 MVSU............................0 9 0 10


Conference All Games W L W L Texas Southern.............8 1 8 3 Grambling......................7 1 8 2 Prairie View...................6 3 7 4 Ark-Pine Bluff................4 5 5 6 Southern U....................1 7 2 8 Thursday’s Game Tuskegee 17, Alabama St. 10

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Saturday’s Game Grambling St. vs. Southern, at N. Orleans, 1 p.m.

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Texas A&M Texas

0 7 17 0 — 24 7 0 7 3 — 17 First Quarter Tex—Goodwin 31 pass from Gilbert (Tucker kick), 1:21. Second Quarter TAM—Gray 84 run (Bullock kick), 5:08. Third Quarter TAM—FG Bullock 50, 12:06. TAM—Fuller 2 pass from Tannehill (Bullock kick), 10:35. Tex—Gilbert 1 run (Tucker kick), 4:39. TAM—Gray 48 run (Bullock kick), 4:23. Fourth Quarter Tex—FG Tucker 24, 9:46. A—100,752. ——— TAM Tex First downs................................15........................19 Rushes-yards.....................36-238.................38-140 Passing....................................128......................219 Comp-Att-Int..................... 14-30-0............... 20-37-2 Return Yards.............................34........................13 Punts-Avg............................9-33.3..................9-39.3 Fumbles-Lost............................4-2.......................3-2 Penalties-Yards......................8-74.....................4-25 Time of Possession.............26:19...................33:41 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Texas A&M, Gray 27-223, R.Swope 4-16, Tannehill 5-(minus 1). Texas, C.Johnson 14-107, Whittaker 10-35, Monroe 1-2, Goodwin 1-0, Gilbert 12-(minus 4). PASSING—Texas A&M, Tannehill 14-30-0-128. Texas, Gilbert 20-37-2-219. RECEIVING—Texas A&M, McNeal 6-64, Fuller 3-24, R.Swope 2-20, Nwachukwu 1-11, Prioleau 1-5, Gray 1-4. Texas, Kirkendoll 7-52, Whittaker 5-59, Chiles 2-33, Goodwin 2-32, Davis 2-14, M.Williams 1-23, G.Smith 1-6.

Prep Football MHSAA Playoffs Semifinals

Southeast Division L 4 7 7 9 10

Central Division

W Chicago.........................8 Indiana...........................7 Cleveland.......................6 Milwaukee......................5 Detroit............................5

L 5 6 8 9 10

L 1 3 4 9 10 L 5 5 6 6 12

GB — 3 1/2 5 6 8

GB — 1 2 1/2 3 1/2 4

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................13 Golden State.................7 Phoenix..........................7 Sacramento...................4 L.A. Clippers..................3

L 2 8 8 10 13

Pct .688 .667 .571 .571 .250

GB — 2 3 7 1/2 9 GB — 1/2 2 2 7

Pct GB .867 — .467 6 .467 6 .286 8 1/2 .188 10 1/2

Thursday’s Games Atlanta 116, Washington 96 L.A. Clippers 100, Sacramento 82 Today’s Games Houston at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Indiana, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at New York, noon Orlando at Washington, 6 p.m. Memphis at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

OT 2 2 1 2 5

Pts 32 28 25 16 13

W 14 12 10 8 8

L 7 6 11 9 12

OT 1 2 1 3 3

Pts 29 26 21 19 19

W 15 13 10 9 9

L 6 7 9 10 11

OT 2 2 3 2 0

Pts 32 28 23 20 18

W 13 14 12 11 9

L 4 6 5 11 7

OT 2 0 3 2 4

Pts 28 28 27 24 22

W 11 12 10 8 6

L 7 9 8 11 11

OT 3 1 2 2 4

Pts 25 25 22 18 16

Pacific Division

Pct .615 .538 .429 .357 .333

Northwest Division

W Utah...............................11 Oklahoma City...............10 Denver...........................8 Portland.........................8 Minnesota......................4

L 6 8 10 13 12

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......21 Colorado..........22 Minnesota........20 Calgary............21 Edmonton........21

GB — 2 2 1/2 5 5 1/2

Pct .929 .786 .714 .400 .286

W 15 13 12 7 4

Central Division

Pct .714 .563 .533 .357 .333

Southwest Division

Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....23 Pittsburgh........23 N.Y. Rangers...23 New Jersey.....22 N.Y. Islanders..21

GP Detroit..............19 Columbus........20 St. Louis..........20 Chicago...........24 Nashville..........20

WESTERN CONFERENCE W San Antonio...................13 New Orleans.................11 Dallas.............................10 Memphis........................6 Houston.........................4

EASTERN CONFERENCE GF GA 84 56 70 59 68 65 43 66 44 72 GF GA 57 43 58 39 53 69 47 55 58 69 GF GA 77 66 70 68 70 71 65 71 53 51



W Orlando..........................10 Atlanta...........................9 Miami.............................8 Washington....................5 Charlotte........................5


Southeast Division

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pct .733 .500 .400 .333 .200

Today’s Games Mississippi Valley St. vs. Liberty, 2:30 p.m., at South Padre Island, Texas Tougaloo vs. Freed-Hardman, 5 p.m., at Jackson, Tenn. Penn St. at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Troy at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games William Carey at Southern Polytechnic St., 3 p.m. Texas Lutheran at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Tougaloo at Union University, 6 p.m. Spring Hill at Southern Miss, 7:30 p.m. Delta St. at Alabama-Huntsville, 7:30 p.m.

GP Washington......23 Tampa Bay......22 Atlanta.............22 Carolina...........21 Florida..............20

At Mississippi College Class AA Today, 5:30 p.m. Leake Academy (11-2) vs. River Oaks (12-1) Class A Today, 12:30 p.m. Tri-County (14-0) vs. Trinity (14-0)

L 4 8 9 10 12

Mississippi Schedule

GP Montreal...........22 Boston.............20 Ottawa.............22 Toronto............20 Buffalo.............23

MAIS Playoffs Championship games

Atlantic Division

Today’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio), 3 p.m. No. 4 Kansas State vs. Texas Southern, 7 p.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. Ohio at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, 7 p.m. No. 7 Villanova vs. No. 24 Tennessee at Madison Square Garden, 4 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse vs. Michigan at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J., 7 p.m. No. 10 Purdue vs. Southern Illinois at Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 7:30 p.m. No. 18 San Diego State at San Diego Christian, 9 p.m. No. 21 Temple vs. Georgia at HP Field House, Orlando, Fla., 6:30 p.m. No. 23 BYU vs. South Florida at the South Padre Island (Texas) Convention Center, 5 p.m. th Carolina vs. College of Charleston, 4:30 p.m.

Northeast Division

All games today at 7 p.m. Class 6A South Panola (13-0) at Madison Central (12-1) Meridian (13-0) at Oak Grove (8-4) Class 5A Ridgeland (13-0) at West Point (12-1) West Jones (12-0) at Brookhaven (8-4) Class 4A Lafayette (14-0) at Noxubee County (13-1) Mendenhall (10-4) at North Pike (13-1) Class 3A Aberdeen (13-1) at Winona (12-2) Forest (13-0) at Tylertown (11-2) Class 2A West Bolivar (12-2) at Calhoun City (14-0) Lumberton (12-1) at Taylorsville (13-0) Class 1A Durant (13-0) at Okolona (11-2) Dexter (8-5) at Mount Olive (9-4) ———

W Boston...........................11 New York.......................8 Toronto..........................6 New Jersey...................5 Philadelphia...................3

College Basketball

GF GA 67 53 59 47 54 52 73 72 48 53 GF GA 62 58 76 67 47 53 60 63 52 84

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix............21 11 5 5 27 62 59 Los Angeles....21 13 8 0 26 62 53 San Jose.........20 10 6 4 24 60 54 Dallas...............20 11 8 1 23 59 58 Anaheim..........23 10 10 3 23 57 69 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Today’s Games Carolina at Boston, 11 a.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, noon Calgary at Philadelphia, noon Ottawa at Pittsburgh, noon Nashville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 4 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, noon Calgary at Pittsburgh, noon Buffalo at Montreal, 6 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-0 La. Pick 4: 8-7-5-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-3 La. Pick 4: 6-3-3-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-7 La. Pick 4: 2-3-4-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-7 La. Pick 4: 5-9-7-4 Easy 5: 2-6-12-16-28 La. Lotto: 8-13-15-18-23-36 Powerball: 8-20-21-32-37 Powerball: 4; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-1 La. Pick 4: 8-0-9-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-8 La. Pick 4: 0-4-6-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-5-0 La. Pick 4: 4-6-2-7 Easy 5: 4-10-16-25-26 La. Lotto: 3-5-20-35-36-37 Powerball: 10-12-38-53-57 Powerball: 1; Power play: 5

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Jordan Headley, 10, bagged this 115-pound doe during youth season in northern Warren County. She was hunting with her grandfather, Robert Peters. Jordan is the daughter of Blake and Kelly Headley of Jackson.

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Warren Central’s Kourey Davis dunks during Wednesday’s game against Crystal Springs.

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Nikolas Koon, 7, bagged this 10-point buck on Nov. 7. He was hunting at Ashland Hunting Club in Port Gibson and used a .243 Winchester.

Vicksburg resident Eric Douglas bagged this 185-pound, 10-point buck on the opening weekend of archery season at Ridgeway Hunting Club. It was Douglas’ first bow kill.

Hawks snap funk with win over Wizards By The Associated Press


Josh Smith isn’t concerned that the Atlanta Hawks have yet to beat a team with a winning record. Even against a struggling Southeast Division opponent like Washington, the Hawks must start somewhere. “We hadn’t had a game like this all season,” Smith said. “We have to make a statement every time we play a division team. We just have to get wins at this point.” Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Smith added 20 with 14 rebounds and Atlanta beat the Wizards 116-96 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Al Horford finished with 15 points and 13 boards for the Hawks, who won their 11th straight over Washington. The fourth-year center credited a team meeting with helping to straighten out some misguided principles. Before the game, coach Larry Drew indicated he was close to making some lineup changes if he didn’t see an improved effort on defense. A blowout loss at home Monday to Boston embarrassed the entire team. “We addressed a lot of issues we had as a team,” Horford said. “I kind of wanted to go

out and show it. I didn’t want to talk about it before the game. We did that tonight, and I’m happy to get this win.” Gilbert Arenas scored 21 and Nick Young added 20 for the Wizards, who still seek their first victory against an opponent with a winning record and their first road victory, too. Washington rookie John Wall, the NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick, finished with 10 points, missing his first seven shots from the field and failing to score until his runner made it 69-50 midway through the third quarter. “We get paid for this,” Wall said. “This is our job, this is our dream. This is what we want to do. So we need to start acting like it and take it more serious.” The game’s outcome was all but decided after Arenas’ 3-pointer cut the lead to eight with 5 minutes left in the second. Over the next 18 minutes, Washington was outscored 51-22, a run that ended with three free throws by Jamal Crawford. Washington was held to a season-low 18 points in the first quarter, a welcomed change for a Hawks team that trailed entering the second

period in its last four games. “The disappointing thing was our lack of competitiveness to start the game,” Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. “I couldn’t understand why. (We) basically had a day off, had an opportunity and just did not match their intensity. We’ve been getting destroyed by points in the paint. We just haven’t shown any physical presence And we have not competed against a good team yet.” Smith gave the Hawks a 21-point lead midway through the third with a left-handed dunk. Drew called the play during a timeout, and Johnson responded with a perfectly placed alley-oop pass to Smith, who jumped past Wall for the jam near the right baseline. Drew rested his starters in the fourth quarter. Saunders did the same except for leaving Arenas on the floor to work with some of Washington’s younger players. Wall, though, sat during the final period. Before returning as a reserve in an overtime win over Philadelphia on Tuesday, Wall missed four games with a sprained left foot and is also battling a sore knee. Wizards forward Andray Blatche left the game in the third and didn’t return after

colliding with Smith on an offensive rebound attempt and getting poked in both eyes. Young, who hit the winning shot against Philadelphia two nights previously, hit his first four shots from the field and finished 8 of 14. “You’re supposed to get up for games like this,” Young said. “It seems we always get embarrassed on national TV.”

David Buehler then tried a game-tying 59-yard field goal — his kick had the distance, but sailed just wide left with 25 seconds left. The Cowboys came in 2-0 under interim coach Jason Garrett, playing like the Super Bowl contenders they were supposed to be instead of the 1-7 squad they became under coach Wade Phillips. They fell behind 17-0 less than 11 minutes into the game, but showed poise and toughness by fighting back. Dallas scored touchdowns after Reggie Bush fumbled on a punt return and Gerald Sensabaugh intercepted a pass by Brees that deflected off the hands of a receiver. The Cowboys led 27-23 on Tashard Choice’s 1-yard TD run with 5:51 left. New Orleans then went three-and-out, and Williams was streaking down the field

soon after that. “It really looked like he made a very conscious effort to lock it up, even get the other hand on it,” Garrett said. “It’s one of those things you preach and you drill all the time: Don’t turn a great play into a disastrous play.” The Saints won their fourth straight game. The defending Super Bowl champions played on Thanksgiving for the first time, and hope to be back at Cowboys Stadium in February for another Super Bowl. Brees finished 23-of-39 for 352 yards, getting the Saints started with a game-opening, four-play drive that ended on Chris Ivory’s 3-yard run and never had a second-down play. Defensive lineman Will Smith intercepted a screen to set up Garrett Hartley’s 50-yard field goal, then Ivory scored on a 6-yard run.

New Orleans led 20-3 before Buehler kicked a 53-yard field goal as the first half ended and Miles Austin went 60 yards on an end around on the second play of the second half. If the ending had been slightly different, Garrett would’ve been the face of two of the greatest Thanksgiving rallies in club history. In 1994, he made a rare start at quarterback in place of an injured Troy Aikman and took the Cowboys from a 17-3 deficit against Brett Favre and the Packers to a 42-31 victory. Instead, this game might go down with Leon Lett’s snowy gaffe in 1993 as another one that got away. “I think we demonstrated again what we’ve done the last few weeks — battle and fight,” Garrett said. “There were a lot of things to be proud of.”

Clippers 100, Kings 82 Eric Gordon scored 28 points and rookie Blake Griffin had 25 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who took full advantage of their new onetwo punch to beat the Kings. Center Chris Kaman was sidelined for the eighth straight game because of a sprained left ankle and point guard Baron Davis was sidelined for the 12th time in 13 games because of a swollen left knee. But the Clippers, coming off a 99-95 victory over New Orleans on Monday that snapped a nine-game losing streak, posted consecutive wins for the first time since a three-game stretch last February. Carl Landry scored 18 points for Sacramento, which has lost nine of their last 10 games after a 3-1 start.

long arms on defense cloging passing lanes and igniting fast breaks, where the offense is most comfortable, the Vikings are averaging 64.8 points per contest. The Vikings can also hit the 3-ball, hitting 36 percent from beyond the arc. But as Wednesday night’s loss showed, the Vikings are far from a finished product. They have to improve on defense and learn to execute better in the halfcourt set, where playoff games are won

and lost. They tend to make youth-related turnovers. But the upside is startling. Johnson can already see that the future is very bright for his young squad. “We’ve got some players, that are young and who are full of talent and hustle,” Johnson said. “They just love the game of basketball and they’re making it really easy.” The Vikings return to action on Saturday at home against Northwest Rankin.

USM Continued from Page B1. games, the latter two by three points each. The Golden Hurricane defense, much maligned after giving up 51 points to East Carolina in the season opener and 65 points to Oklahoma State two weeks later, hasn’t allowed more than 28 points in Tulsa’s last eight games. “I’m proud of how hard our guys have played and the improvement they’ve made from the back end to the front end,” Graham said. “The key stat is scoring offense and scoring defense. If you look in conference play, our guys have played really well except for week one.” Southern Miss has won three straight games. More impressively, after losing 41-13 to South Carolina in the season opener, the two other losses have come by just one

point, 44-43 to East Carolina and 50-49 in two overtimes to Alabama-Birmingham. They rolled over Houston 59-41 last Saturday in a game played six days after three of their players — Martez Smith, Deddrick Jones and Tim Green — were shot outside a Hattiesburg bar on Nov. 14 while celebrating a win over Central Florida. All three survived, although the shooting left Smith paralyzed from the waist down. Smith made an appearance before the Houston game to be honored on Senior Day. Fedora said Jones has been released from the hospital and that all three players “are all doing well and are all in really, really good spirits. We can all learn a lesson in the way these guys have handled this situation.”


Saints Continued from Page B1. “I lost the ballgame,” Williams said. “I let my teammates down. I need to fall down. We run the clock down and win the game. I was trying to make a play and they did a good job. ... We had the momentum going our way. We were there. That was a W.” Until Jenkins snatched the ball away. “It is an effort play and a heart play,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “One of those plays that inspires everybody on the team.” After Brees’ 12-yard TD pass with 1:55 left put New Orleans (8-3) ahead, the Cowboys had one more chance after twice trailing by 17 points. With a series of short passes, Jon Kitna got the Cowboys (3-8) to the New Orleans 41 before three consecutive incompletions.

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New York Jets wide receiver Brad Smith loses his left shoe as he runs away from Cincinnati Bengals kicker Aaron Pettrey on an 89-yard kick return for a touchdown during the fourth quarter Thursday. The Jets won 26-10.

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Jets blast hapless Bengals, 26-10 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Brad Smith’s left shoe popped off and he just kept running. There was no way the New York Jets’ Mr. Do-It-All was going to slow down. Not with a clear path to the end zone ahead. “I was running and trying to stick my shoe back on,” Smith said with a big grin, “but after a while, I just said, ‘Forget it.”’ Who needs two anyway, right? Smith’s one-shoed, 89-yard kickoff return sparked New York to a 26-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night that sent the Jets to the second-best start in team history. The versatile wide receiver, a converted college quarterback, also had a 53-yard touchdown run. “He’s a phenomenal athlete,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Everything we ask him to do, he

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does.” With or without all of his footwear. “I think all that running in the backyard with no shoes on with my brother,” Smith said, “that helped.” Hours after New England beat Detroit to improve to 9-2, New York matched the Patriots with its fourth straight victory to set up a meaty Monday night matchup Dec. 6 in Foxborough, Mass., for first place in the AFC East. “The NFL couldn’t have scripted it better,” Jets safety Jim Leonhard said. New York’s impressive start is eclipsed only by the 1986 squad that won 10 of its first 11. And the Jets did it by overcoming a sluggish first half and sending the struggling Bengals (2-9) to their eighth straight loss. “We’re trying to make the most of it,” Bengals receiver Terrell Owens said. “It’s some-

thing different in every phase of the game every week. We find ways to put ourselves in the hole. I’m out of answers.” It looked as though New York was headed for yet another frenzied finish. The Jets had consecutive road overtime victories followed by a nail-biter Sunday, when they scored the winning touchdown with 10 seconds left against Houston. But it took New York only two plays to go ahead after halftime in this one. Mark Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes for 16 yards, then Smith used superb blocks by Dustin Keller and D’Brickashaw Ferguson to speed down the left sideline untouched for a 53-yard TD run. The Jets’ defense followed with a three-and-out, but Sanchez gave the ball back on an interception by Rey Maualuga. “A terrible decision,” Sanchez said.

DETROIT (AP) — Tom Brady looks as sharp as ever for the New England Patriots — just in time for one of the biggest games of this NFL season. Brady threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, two each to Deion Branch and Wes Welker, in New England’s 45-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday. It was the third victory in 12 days for the Patriots, who now enjoy a long layoff before hosting the New York Jets on Dec. 6 in a Monday night matchup between the two AFC East leaders. New England and New York both won Thursday to improve to 9-2, a half-game ahead of Atlanta for the league’s best record. “I really appreciate what these guys have done so far to be where we’re at,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “It hasn’t always been perfect or good, but we have a good opportunity here ahead of us.” Brady went 21 of 27 with no interceptions, earning a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 for the second time in his career. The Patriots traded Randy Moss in early October, but they don’t seem to have lost any explosiveness. Branch caught touchdown passes of 79 and 22 yards Thursday, and Welker caught eight passes for 90 yards. New England scored at least 31 points for the third straight week. Brady’s first touchdown pass to Branch — the 79-yarder — was a jaw-dropper. Branch was wide open behind Alphonso Smith, and although Smith caught up with him around the 25-yard line, Branch slipped free of the Detroit defensive back twice en route to the end zone. “He was supposed to run an in-cut and the guy was sitting on it,” Brady said. “He threw his hand up and I laid it out there for him. He made a great

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New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, left, celebrates his 15-yard touchdown run with Sammy Morris in the second quarter Thursday. run after catch. Certainly it’s not how we drew it up, but it’s just a great play by a great player.” That touchdown tied the game at 24 in the third quarter. Branch beat Smith again for a touchdown early in the fourth to make it 31-24. “I think these last three games we’ve been preparing very well,” Branch said. “We have a big weekend ahead of us. We have a little off time, but I think mentally the guys need to focus on what we’re trying to get accomplished.” The Lions (2-9) are headed toward another losing season after dropping their seventh straight Thanksgiving game. Detroit has actually been pretty competitive this year, and the Lions took an early 14-3 lead against New England. But they couldn’t hold off Brady, even after pressuring the quarterback early on. “We got after him, got him a

little rattled,” defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh said. “Obviously he settled back down like the veteran quarterback, got his offense under control and made plays.” Brady became the first player to have a perfect passer rating this season with a minimum of five attempts, according to STATS LLC. His first perfect game was Oct. 21, 2007, when he threw six touchdown passes in a victory over Miami. In addition to Branch and Welker, Brady had help from former Ole Miss running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who ran for two touchdowns. His second one finished the scoring with 3:14 left and led to some pushing and shoving. The frustrated Lions bookended the extra point with two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, meaning New England’s ensuing kickoff was taken from the Detroit 40.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Slums of Beverly Hills� — The niece, Marisa Tomei, of a divorced man, Alan Arkin, helps raise his adolescent daughter, Natasha Lyonne, and two sons on the outskirts of Beverly Hills./7 on Reelz n SPORTS CBS college sports — Southern Miss still has a shot at the CUSA title game, but the Golden Eagles will need a win tonight at Tulsa./5:30 on CBS n PRIMETIME “20/20� — President Barack Marisa Tomei Obama and first lady Michelle Obama discuss challenges facing the commander in chief./9 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 Rich Little, impressionist, 72; Tina Turner, singer, 71; John McVie, rock musician, 65; Linda Davis, country singer, 48; Kristin Bauer, actress, 37; Peter Facinelli, actor, 37; Natasha Bedingfield, pop singer, 29; Lil Fizz, singer, 25; Aubrey Collins, singer, 23. n DEATH Bernard Matthews — The man whose investment in 20 eggs laid the foundation for Britain’s biggest turkey business has died at 80. Matthews’ company announced today that he had died a day earlier at his home. The company’s advertising slogan — “bootiful� — stemmed from Matthews’ Norfolk dialect, and was drummed in to the nation’s consciousness through television advertising.


Joel mending after hip replacements Billy Joel is recovering from double hip-replacement surgery. Joel spokeswoman Claire Mercuri said Wednesday that the 61-year-old pop star had both hips replaced last week to correct a congenital condition. She said Joel, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer responsible for such hits as “Piano Man,�“Uptown Girl� and “New York State of Mind,� is doing Billy Joel “extremely well.� Joel toured this year and was recently promoting the documentary film “The Last Play at Shea.� There’s no word on when he plans to perform on stage again.

Comedian Lopez’s wife files for divorce George Lopez and his wife of 17 years are making their breakup official with her filing for divorce. Ann Serrano Lopez filed her petition, citing irreconcilable difference,s Tuesday in Los Angeles. The pair announced their breakup in September and said they would remain partners in George Lopez and Ann Sera charitable foundation. They rano Lopez have a 14-year-old daughter, and Ann Lopez is seeking physical custody. The filings do not offer any additional details about the split. The pair were married in September 1993 and did not list a separation date. The 49-year-old comedian hosts the talkshow “Lopez Tonight� on TBS.

Chimney fire damages Fleiss’ home A Thanksgiving Day chimney fire has ravaged part of the Nevada home of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. The 44-year-old Fleiss said she was at the house in Pahrump, west of Last Vegas, when the fire broke out, but was unharmed. The fire started in a chimney that lacked a “spark arrestor,� a device that prevents sparks from escaping the fireplace. Fire officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. It’s unclear how much damage the house susHeidi Fleiss tained, but a video released by celebrity website TMZ shows flames flowing from the roof. Fleiss once ran a high-priced Los Angeles prostitution ring providing models-turned-prostitutes to wealthy clients. She moved to Pahrump in late 2005, several years after serving 21 months in a California prison for money laundering, tax evasion and attempted pandering.


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Orleans musicians keep busy post-Katrina neW oRleAns (Ap) — More than five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ music scene remains vibrant and lively, despite the fact that some musicians forced from their homes haven’t returned and the doors to many places where they used to entertain remain closed. Still, soul singer Irma Thomas said most changes are so subtle they’ve mostly gone unnoticed thanks in part to national exposure through television shows like the HBO series, “Treme,� events like the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and charitable efforts like Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians Village. “And, that’s a good thing,� Thomas said in an interview. “New Orleans is one of those places that doesn’t take well to extreme changes.� But ever since Aug. 29, 2005, when Katrina struck land and broken levees caused massive flooding that wiped out entire neighborhoods, change is exactly what the city’s undergone. It’s visible from the altered cityscape to the number of people who have yet to return. As of July 2009, the latest Census figures available, there were 354,850 people in the city, which means New Orleans has recovered 78 percent of its pre-Katrina population. Margie Perez, a vocalist who fronts for several bands in the city, said she believes the return rate for musicians is generally on par with the city’s overall repopulation. “It’s hard to tell, though, because musicians here are at so many different levels,� she said. “There are street musicians who don’t do clubs and then there are people like Irma Thomas who get the great dates in the clubs. There’s probably a good amount who have returned, but there’s also

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Margie Perez performs in a music club in New Orleans. a whole lot who moved on after the storm.� Perez said Katrina took everything she had, forcing her to start over from scratch. “For a few years after, the gigs were few and far between,� she recalled. “It was really toughgoing.� She said she wouldn’t have made it without help from the Tipitina Foundation’s MusicArtist Co-Op, which helped link her with disaster aid groups, provided free recording studio time and tips on how to redesign and market her CDs. “The co-op empowered me, gave me hope and a spirit of camaraderie to let me know I wasn’t alone,� she said. Five years later, she said being a musician here isn’t as hard. “There’s gigs to be had, if you’re willing to look for them and work hard enough for them,� she said. Bass guitarist Donald Ramsey, who was born and

raised in New Orleans, agreed. In fact, he recalled getting a gig shortly after the storm. “A lot of club owners on Bourbon Street didn’t suffer damage like those with businesses in the inner city. Just after Katrina, maybe 20 to 25 percent of the clubs I played were available. It’s much better now. I’d say 99 percent of them are back and running. Music wise? It’s on and poppin’. “If you’re proficient on your instrument, then naturally you will get a lot of calls for gigs. How busy you are is all according to who knows you and how well you play,� he said. Ramsey said before the storm he played at Tipitina’s, Sweet Lorraine’s, House of Blues, Maple Leaf and Snug Harbor to name a few. “All of those places are operating now, and there are a bunch of new spots in place, too.� Renard Poche, a 40-year veteran guitarist also from New Orleans, said he noticed a slight

slowdown in business shortly after the storm that appears to have since normalized. Even with that hiccup, he said, he barely felt it because most of his playing time is spent outside the city. For the past two years, he’s been performing with pianist Allen Toussaint and only a handful of dates are usually played in the city. “The majority of my income is from the road,� he said. That kind of road exposure and being featured in shows like “Treme� or on late night talk shows can only help the city’s comeback, Thomas said. “People may not be aware that the musician they’re hearing is from New Orleans or that they got their start in New Orleans,� she said. “But that kind of exposure, for them and the city, is priceless. And when we’re represented in the national spotlight, it just shows that New Orleans as a whole is a city of survivors.�

West, Kung Fu Panda star at Macy’s parade ne yoRK (Ap) — A highneW kicking Kung Fu Panda and a diary-toting Wimpy Kid joined the giant balloon lineup as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded Thursday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning. Emily Rowlinson, a tourist from London, squealed and snapped pictures with her cell phone as the massive Smurf balloon floated by a packed sidewalk along the route. “We don’t have anything like this in England,� she exclaimed. “We have parades. We don’t have any sort of huge, floating beasts. It’s very cool.� As millions more watched the live broadcast on television, revelers gathered nationwide for other parades in cities such as Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia. The parades headline observances across the nation that also feature football and family dinners with too much food on the table. In his weekly radio and Internet address, President Barack Obama called on Americans to help each other through tough times. “This is not the hardest Thanksgiving America has ever faced,� Obama said. “But as long as many members of our American family are hurting, we’ve got to look out for one another.� He later telephoned ten U.S. servicemen and women sta-

Pillsbury Doughboy and Spider-Man — the last with a new fan in Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He said that he had traditionally favored Snoopy, but after the Marvel Entertainment character was involved in a recent event promoting city services for jobseekers, “Spidey is my new favorite.�

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The Kung Fu Panda Balloon floats through Times Square during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday. tioned around the world to thank them for their service and sacrifice. He wished them and their families a happy Thanksgiving, before joining his own for the holiday. The Macy’s parade featured an eclectic lineup of entertainers including Kanye West, Gladys Knight and Colombian rocker Juanes. The Broadway casts of “American Idiot� and “Elf� performed, along with marching bands from across the United States. Perched on her father’s shoulders, 16-month-old Stella Laracque wriggled and danced with excitement as SpongeBob SquarePants, Hello Kitty, Shrek and other beloved figures wafted past her. Another new balloon was Virginia O’Hanlon, the 8-year-

old girl whose letter to the editor elicited the response, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.� Santa Claus closed the parade as always. A cheer erupted as he passed by on his sleigh, shaking his enormous belly. Returning balloons included

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Woman puts gun on grave to clear spirit Some people lay flowers or notes at gravesites. A woman in South Carolina left a handgun. Police in the northwestern county of Spartanburg said a 28-year-old woman who hadn’t been feeling well consulted a spiritual adviser, who told her she needed to return something that was given to her to cleanse her soul. So the woman left a .45-caliber handgun in a box at a man’s grave at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. She told police the man had given her the weapon about 12 years ago and she hoped by returning it that she would feel better. After police discovered the gun, the woman told them she wanted it destroyed. Police are storing the gun at the sheriff’s office. No charges have been filed.

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Mother does a slow burn picking up smokers’ trash Dear Abby: My husband and I returned to our hometown and bought a bungalow in a cute older neighborhood. The homes are close together, separated by a single driveway. Our neighbors on both sides of us are smokers. They smoke on their front porches and flick their smoldering butts onto the driveway and yard. The ground is littered with them, which my two toddlers want to put into their mouths every time they go outside. Often I’ll go out with a bag and collect the butts, but it’s annoying having to pick up someone’s easily discarded trash — particularly trash that has been in someone’s mouth. My neighbors are pretty rough, and I’m afraid a confrontation could result in an escalation of the problem. Should I continue gath-



ering up the butts and keep my mouth shut? Or should I just “butt out”? — Bothered in Missouri Dear Bothered: If you are concerned about a hostile reaction from your neighbors, do not approach them — particularly if you’re afraid that doing so could become confrontational. Instead, plant hedges or bushes between your property and theirs, and have your children play — under your supervision — in the backyard.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Do all that you can to improve your job performance in the coming months, because when you do, it could lead to several peripheral advantages you otherwise would never receive. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you have to choose between doing something acceptable for appearance’s sake and doing something that offers personal benefits, you might find it difficult to select. Choose wisely. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — When it comes to anything important, such as matters having to do with your job or family, do not rush to judgment. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Think all of your moves through carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask questions before making any kind of investment. Your financial security could be a bit fragile and uncertain. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Concentrating on problems that merely might happen instead of focusing on what is at hand now is a waste of time. Handle what is right in front of you and let tomorrow take care of itself. Aries (March 21-April 19) — People are depending upon you to be a conveyor of constructive information that won’t lead them astray, so don’t pretend to have knowledge that you don’t possess. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It’s impossible to resolve an anguished misunderstanding with a friend until you are ready to forgive and forget. Don’t nurture anger and gloom. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Ground you’ve already gained can be lost again if you bring in persons whose goals are not in harmony with yours. The wrong associates will only cause confusion and loss. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — When involved in an important commercial transaction, double-check all the facts and figures before signing on the dotted line. Indifference or carelessness could cost you a bundle. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — It could prove to be unwise to reveal your business strategy to someone who is not directly involved. This person could come in contact with your competitor and innocently reveal your game plan. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Even if you can’t do anything about it, give some thought as to how you might possibly mend a relationship that is now on its last legs. If your ideas have merit, they might work. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There are indications that you might put your foot in your mouth today, so, when dealing with others, be mindful of this and keep yourself from saying anything that would be better left unsaid. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take your mind off of acquiring material desires and focus only on protecting priceless intangibles such as friendships and family. The results will be far more gratifying.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a single parent of a 12-year-old son and a 11-year-old daughter. I love them very much. They are my life! I constantly strive to be the best parent possible, and I’m always looking for ways to improve. All suggestions will be appreciated. — Mom, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mom: My top three ingredients for successful parenting are: showing love, giving compliments and listening. Careers and Colleges ran an article entitled “Are Your Parents Driving You Crazy?” Presented by teens that desire harmony at home, it offers 10 useful pointers for parents. I’m sure you will find some of them useful. • Don’t label me. When you compare me to someone else and say I’m the musician and he’s the athlete, it makes us both feel inadequate. • Don’t minimize my troubles. If I’m brokenhearted, don’t talk to me about puppy love and other fish in the sea. Just listen and try to understand how I’m feeling. • Give me a compliment. I know you hate my hair — but praise me on something. Even if you’re used to my varsity letters or good grades, I still like to hear that you’re proud. • Play fair. If you had a bad day at work, don’t take it out on me. (And if I’m nervous about a test or a date, I’ll try not to be crabby to you.) • Don’t invade my privacy. Treat me with more respect, and I’ll do the same. • Don’t embarrass me in front of friends. I’d rather you’d save your comments — good or bad — for when we’re alone. • Spend time with me. Invite me to go out to breakfast or to the movies with you. I just might say yes. • Give me information. Tell me what you know about condoms or Chlamydia or drugs, even if I roll my eyes. • Choose your grievance. Instead of fighting over everything (room, clothes, music), pick one thing and let’s work on getting it straightened out. • Start letting go. Families should provide both roots and wings. And besides, you don’t want me living at home when I’m 30, do you? • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: My mom has three sisters, two of whom I am very close to and love dearly. The problem is the third sister, “Aunt Sandy.” She had a falling out with Mom a few years ago and is now considered the black sheep of the family. At my grandmother’s funeral, I had the chance to sit and talk with her, and I didn’t feel I was doing anything wrong. However, my mom told me later she was “hurt” because I had talked to Aunt Sandy knowing the family is upset with her. Mom said she’d appreciate it if I didn’t do it again. I tried to explain that the way she feels about her sister shouldn’t have anything to do with our relationship, but Mom refuses to understand. I want a connection with my Aunt Sandy without hurting my mom. Please

help. — We’re Still Related Dear Still Related: I wish you had told me in more detail why your mother is angry with Sandy, and why the rest of the family is cooperating in isolating her. However, you are an adult. Whom you choose to befriend is your business, not your mother’s. If you wish to pursue a relationship with Aunt Sandy, you are free to do so. And if you don’t want your mother to be “hurt,” don’t discuss it with her. Dear Abby: I was walking to lunch a few days ago and approached the entrance of a restaurant a couple of seconds after a man approaching from the opposite direction. He was a gentleman and held the door for me. I said thank you and walked inside. Even though he was there first, I wound up in front of

Home remedies plentiful for plantar wart removal Dear Dr. Gott: How do you remove a family of plantar warts off the bottom of a big toe? My 10-year-old daughter has had them for a couple of years (shortly after starting gymnastics). There are about six or eight on her big toe right where it joins her foot. Please help! Dear Reader: Since my last column about plantar warts, I have received many letters about various treatments. Many of the readers claim that over-the-counter and physician treatments offered limited success, with the warts either returning or never completely disappearing. Many also complained of the pain associated with these treatments, which is why they turned to alternative and home remedies. By far the most common remedy I received was iodine. The wart is first pumiced to remove the layers of dead skin and then the iodine is applied. One reader suggested Cassia bark oil applied once a day after removing the dead skin with a razor. She warned that it should be applied only to the wart because it can damage normal skin. She also recommended tea tree oil for common warts on the hands. Another reader took one 500-milligram capsule of olive leaf extract three times a day and was wart-free in three months. Another person reported success treating her boyfriend’s plantar warts with a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar applied to the wart and secured with duct tape each night. After a few weeks the warts were gone. A physician wrote in suggesting soaking the foot in hot water and gradually increasing the water temperature until the skin turns cherry red. He says that two or three treatments are usually successful in eradicating the virus, thus causing the wart to disappear. A final reader, attempting to avoid surgery to remove her son’s wart, was advised by a friend to use an herbal product known as Wart Wonder. I cannot recommend or condemn any of these approaches because I have no experience with them. Dear Dr. Gott: I recently read your column about the person suffering from plantar warts. My son had a number these (large and small) a few years ago. I took him to a dermatologist, who looked at his foot and told us to use overthe-counter Duofilm. He said to apply the product twice a day, and every three days either scrape or pumice the wart and start the process over again. A month later, I took my son back, and the doctor declared the process was working and to keep at it. He then proceeded to charge us $80 for the five-minute visit. The doctor didn’t even do anything! I would like to say — save your money, folks, and do the removal yourself. Dear Reader: Unfortunately, this situation is becoming



more and more common. As you saw in my last column and in the above letter, many readers are frequently dissatisfied with the care they get from a doctor for common and plantar warts, not to mention how painful some of the procedures can be. Remember, readers, that warts are caused by a virus and are commonly acquired by touching other warts (such as those on the hands), or by being barefoot in public showers or pool areas.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

him in a long line. Are there rules of etiquette for this? I felt a little awkward essentially cutting in line after he was so chivalrous. — Nicole in Denver Dear Nicole: There is no rule of etiquette that dictates it, but you could have offered the gentleman a chance to be in line in front of you. How-

ever, if you did, he might have extended his chivalry further and refused.

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01. Legals NOTICE SAMANTHA JO CUNNINGHAM The State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services, has filed a petition against you placing the legal custody of your child, Patrick Snell, with kin. It appears that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby ORDERED to serve upon Maelena A. Holmes, Attorney for the Tennessee Department of Children Services, 1300 Salem Road, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506, (931) 646-3011, an Answer to the Petition to Declare Child Dependent and Neglected and for Temporary Legal Custody to Kin filed by the Tennessee Department of Children Services, within thirty (30) days of the last day of publication of this notice, which will be December 27, 2010, and pursuant to Rule 39(e)(1) of the Tenn. R. Juv. P. you must also appear in the Juvenile Court of Putnam County, Tennessee at Cookeville, Tennessee on the 9th day of December, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. for the Hearing on the aforementioned Petition filed by the State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services If you fail to do so, a default judgment will be taken against you pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. S 36-1-117(n) and Rule 55 of the Tenn. R. of Civ. P. for the relief demanded in the Petition. You may view and obtain a copy of the Petition and any other subsequently filed legal documents at the Juvenile Court Clerk's Office, Cookeville, Tennessee. Publish: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26(4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ESSIE RUCKER DURMAN, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-0140PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 11th day of October, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor upon the Estate Of Essie Rucker Durman, Deceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 22nd day of October, 2010. /s/ Maurice Durman MAURICE DURMAN EXECUTOR Publish: 11/19, 11/26, 12/2, 12/10(4t)

SEALED INSURANCE PROPOSALS The City of Vicksburg is accepting proposals for insurance coverage prior to December 20, 2010 by 9:00 the City Clerk's Office. Your proposal MUST include the following lines of insurance coverage. IF PROPOSAL DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL LINES OF COVERAGE, YOU MUST SPECIFY ANY DEVIATION FROM THE TYPE, AMOUNT, AND OR LIMITS SPECIFIED. Proposal packets may be picked up in the City Clerk's Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street. Proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2010 and publicly opened by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, December 20, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Proposals will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Proposals should include cost for the following types of insurance: General Liability Public Officials Liability Injunctive Relief Liability Coverage Law Enforcement Liability Buildings and contents/ Personal Property Electronic Data Processing Equipment Valuable Papers Mobile/Heavy Equipment Crime Coverage Malpractice Coverage for EMS paramedics Automobile Liability Physical Damage to Vehicles including Fire Trucks Water Front Docks Boilers & Machinery Swimming Pool Liability Coverage Airport-Vicksburg Liability Premises E & O Airport-Mounds, LA. Liability Premises E & O The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 11/26, 12/3(2t)

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Dogwood road; thence with the North right-of-way of Dogwood Road, South 42-49-54 West, 141.47 feet; thence with the North right-of-way of Dogwood Road, South 42-49-54 West, 202.37 feet; thence with the North right-of-way of Dogwood Road, South 29-07-10 West, 281.74 feet; thence with the North right-of-way of Dogwood Road, South 49-22-48 West, 107.35 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way, North 55-56-19 West, 340.54 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.0 acres, more or less. More commonly known as: 2355 Hankinson Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Subject to the rights of way and easement for public roads and public utilities, and to any prior conveyance or reservation of mineral of every kind and character, including but not limited to oil, gas, sand and gravel in or under subject property. A copy of the above Notice of Sale has this day been mailed to the Internal Revenue Service at 1555 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. The property will be sold subject to the interest of the Internal Revenue Service by virtue of a Federal Tax Lien filed in the Real Estate records of Warren County, Mississippi on June 19, 2009. As the undersigned Substituted Trustee, I will convey only such title as is vested in me under said Deed of Trust. This 3rd day of November, 2010. Prepared by: Floyd Healy Floyd Healy Substituted Trustee 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 ______________________ Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 Publish: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26(4t)

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on April 28, 2005, Carmine Lancellotti executed a promissory note payable to the order of Novastar Mortgage, Inc.; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid promissory note was secured by a Deed of Trust dated April 28, 2005, executed by Carmine Lancellotti and Linda Lancellotti and being recorded in Book 1529, Page 302, and as Instrument No. 221815 of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and which aforesaid Instrument conveys to Alan Derivaux, Trustee and to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Novastar Mortgage, Inc. as Beneficiary, the hereinafter described property; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to The Bank of New York Mellon, as Successor Trustee under Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2005-2, by an Assignment filed of record on October 28, 2010, and recorded in Book 1514, Page 782, in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Successor Trustee under Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2005-2, having executed a Substitution of Trustee to substitute Floyd Healy as trustee in the place and stead of Alan Derivaux the same having been recorded in Book 1514, Page SEALED BIDS 783, of the records of the The Warren County Board of Chancery Clerk of Warren Supervisors will receive County, Mississippi; and SEALED BIDS until 10:00 WHEREAS, default having occurred under the terms a.m. on Monday, December and conditions of said 20, 2010 for Term Contracts promissory note and Deed of for RIP RAP & LIMESTONE Trust and the holder having declared the entire balance PRODUCTS for the Warren due and payable; and County Highway WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, Department. The Bid File Substituted Trustee in said Deed of Trust will on the number is 11152010. 29th day of November, 2010, Complete specifications and between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for instructions for bidding may sale and will sell at public be obtained from the Warren outcry to the highest bidder County Chancery Clerk's for cash at the Main West steps of the Warren County Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Courthouse in Vicksburg, Vicksburg, MS 39183. Mississippi, the following The phone number is described property located and situated in Warren 601-636-4415. County, Mississippi, to wit: The Warren County Board of PARCEL ONE: Part of Supervisors reserves the Section 43, Township 14 North, Range 3 East, Warren right to determine County, Mississippi, more responsible bidders, particularly described as responsive bids, the lowest follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of Section and best bids, award to 43, Township 14 North, multiple bidders, reject any Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being an and all bids, waive any iron bolt; thence South, 3148 informalities in the bids or feet, more or less to a 4 inch bidding process and to boiler tube; thence S 83-30 E, 2199.22 feet to a point on award to the bidder(s) the north right-of-way of believed most advantageous Dogwood Road; thence to Warren County. North, 473.77 feet; thence N 46-00-00 E, 1076.66 feet to Published pursuant to Board an existing steel shaft, being Order dated this the 15th day the point of beginning of the of November 2010, herein described parcel; thence N 57-00-00 E, 483.57 Warren County Board of feet to the West right-of-way Supervisors of Hankinson Road; thence with the West right-of-way of By: Dot McGee, Chancery Hankinson Road, S 24-30-11 Clerk E, 239.99 feet to the North Publish: 11/26, 12/3(2t) right-of-way of Dogwood Road; thence with the North IN THE CHANCERY right-of-way of Dogwood Road, S 56-29-48 W, 438.06 COURT OF WARREN feet; thence leaving said COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI right-of-way, N 35-23-25 W, IN RE: ESTATE OF LUDY 241.41 feet to the point of PERRY YOUNG, SR., beginning, containing 2.5 DECEASED acres, more or less. PROBATE NO. PARCEL TWO: Part of Section 43, Township 14 2010-149 PR North, Range 3 East, Warren NOTICE TO CREDITORS County, Mississippi, more LUDY PERRY YOUNG, SR. particularly described as Letters Testamentary on the follows: Commencing at the Estate of the above Northwest corner of Section decedent having been 43, Township 14 North, granted on the 9th day of Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being an November, 2010 by the iron bolt; thence South 3148 Chancery Court of Warren feet, more or less to a 4 inch County, Mississippi to the boiler tube; thence South undersigned Executor of the 83-30 East, 2199.22 feet to a Estate of Ludy Perry Young, point in the North right-ofSr., deceased, notice is way of Dogwood Road; hereby given to all persons thence North, 473.77 feet; thence North 46-00 East, having claims against said 250.00 feet to the point of estate to present said claims beginning of the herein to the Clerk of this Court for described parcel; thence probate and registration North 46-00-00 East, 608.63 according to law, within feet to an existing iron rod; ninety (90) days from the first thence North 46-00-00 East, publication of this notice or 218.03 feet to an existing steel shaft; thence South said claims will be forever 35-23-25 East, 241.41 feet to barred. the North right-of-way of THIS the 9th day of Dogwood road; thence with November, 2010. the North right-of-way of LUDY PERRY YOUNG, JR., Dogwood Road, South Executor 42-49-54 West, 141.47 feet; thence with the North James R. Sherard right-of-way of Dogwood 1010 Monroe Street Road, South 42-49-54 West, Vicksburg, MS 39183 202.37 feet; thence with the Publish: 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 North right-of-way of (3t) Dogwood Road, South 29-07-10 West, 281.74 feet; thence with the North right-of-way of Dogwood Road, South 49-22-48 West, 107.35 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way, North 55-56-19 West, 340.54 feet to the point of beginning, containing 5.0 acres, more or less. More commonly known as: 2355 Hankinson Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Subject to the rights of way and easement for public roads and public utilities, and to any prior conveyance or reservation of mineral of every kind and character, including but not limited to oil, gas, sand and gravel in or under subject property. A copy of the above Notice stay-at-home of Teachers, Sale has this day been mailed to thecollege Internal students, parents, Revenue Service at 1555 nurses.Street, . . they’re Poydras New all Orleans, Louisiana 70112. delivering the The property will benewspaper sold subject to the interest of the in their spare time and Internal Revenue Service by earning extra income! virtue of a Federal Tax Lien filed the Real Estate It’sineasy - and it’s a great records of Warren County, Mississippi on June 19, cash. way to earn extra 2009. As the undersigned Substituted Trustee, I will convey only such title as is vested in meTo under joinsaid Deed of Trust. Vicksburg Post ThisThe 3rd day of November, 2010. newspaper team Prepared by: Floyd Healy you must be Floyd Healy Substituted Trustee dependable, 1405 N. Pierce, Suite have 306 ______________________ insurance, reliable Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 transportation, and Publish: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26(4t) be available to deliver

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cry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Friday, November 26, 2010 Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: TRUSTEE'S NOTICE All of Lot Nine (9) in that OF SALE certain survey in said City of WHEREAS, on July 1, 2006 Vicksburg known as King Julie Patton executed a deed and Dyer's No. 2 Addition to of trust to James R. Sherard, Lane's Survey as shown by Plat Duly recorded in Book Trustee for the benefit of M. Deloris Terrell, which deed of 116 at Page 66 of the land records in the office of the trust is recorded in Deed Clerk of the Chancery Court Book 1611 at Page 409, in of Warren County, the office of the Chancery Mississippi. Clerk of Warren County, I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Mississippi; and Substitute Trustee. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 15th day of November, conditions of said deed of 2010. trust and the entire debt Emily Kaye Courteau secured thereby having been Substitute Trustee declared to be due and 2309 Oliver Road payable in accordance with Monroe, LA 71201 the terms of said deed of (318) 330-9020 sbl/F08-3402 trust, and the legal holder of the indebtedness, N. Deloris Publish: 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 Terrell, having requested the (3t)

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undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, James R. Sherard, Trustee in said deed of trust, will on Monday, the 29th day of November, 2010 offer for sale and will sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, within the legal hours (being between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the west or front door of the County courthouse, Warren County, Mississippi, the following described property situated and lying in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Five (5) in Square Twenty-Nine (29) of that certain survey known as the Vicksburg Wharf and Land Company's Resurvey, as shown by plat of record in Deed Book 69 at Page 140 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records and being the same property conveyed to Miss Lois M. Bori and O.J. Bori by warranty deed dated October 1, 1952 and recorded in Deed Book 298 at Page 201 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee, WITNESS my signature this the 1st day of November, 2010. /s/ James R. Sherard JAMES R. SHERARD Publish: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26(4t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 13th day of March, 2007, and acknowledged on the 13th day of March, 2007, Willie C. Thomas, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto William H. Glover, Jr., Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1645 at Page 567 #243939; and WHEREAS, on the 19th day of November, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument r ecorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1488 at Page 14 #263173; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 10th day of December, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Nine (9) in that certain survey in said City of Vicksburg known as King and Dyer's No. 2 Addition to Lane's Survey as shown by Plat Duly recorded in Book 116 at Page 66 of the land records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 15th day of November, 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sbl/F08-3402 Publish: 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 (3t)

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GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.

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

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

2 BED, 2 BATH, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601831-4833.

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

2228-C GROVE STREET. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. Water, sewer, trash included. $550 monthly with $400 deposit. Section 8 welcome. 662-312-3894.

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

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. THIS IS WHERE the Black Friday and Saturday deals are. Furniture, toys, TV'S. 208 Katherine Drive. 7am- until.

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

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19. Garage & Yard Sales BLACK FRIDAY GARAGE SALE. 1403 South Frontage Road, by Saxtons. 9amuntil. Come shop with us for Christmas gifts. Furniture, picnic table, stand-up basketball goal and lots more.

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MOVING SPECIALS!! 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. Call for information 601-636-0447. TAKING APPLICATIONS ON 2, 3 and 4 bedroom. $200 deposit on each. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290. VAN GUARD APARTMENTS, 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES with washer and dryer hookup, $500 monthly, $300 deposit, $30 application fee. 601-631-0805.



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FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490


34. Houses For Sale

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home has 2183 sq. ft. and sits back on 7.1 acres. Completely remodeled. Must see!! REDUCED TO $185,000!

Debra Grayson

Ask Us.

McMillin Real Estate


Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers ! !


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211






Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

2 BEDROOMS, 2 bath on 1 acre in Tallulah area. 24x20 shed, 31x19 shop. 318-5372118, 318-381-2779.


PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Stonewood Apartments • Seniors 62 or Older/ Mobility Impaired • Rent Based on Income • All Utilities Furnished

Apartments Available Now 1309 Mission 66 • Vicksburg

Please call 601-636-3226 TDD Relay 1-800-582-2233


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

34. Houses For Sale HOUSE FOR SALE, Westwood Drive, Lakeland Village, 3 bedroom/ 2 bath 1,780 square foot 1.5 acres with lake access, den, with fireplace/ gas logs, Dining room with built in China cabinet, mudroom with pantry, patio, fenced back yard, Redwood/ WCHS district. $184,500. 601-638-6104

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

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

35. Lots For Sale

475 Mallet Road

BARGAIN!! PRIME OFFICE space, $450 monthly. Call 601629-7305 or 601-291-1148.

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

33. Commercial Property

3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, split plan, brick, beautiful landscaping, Openwood Plantation! $1,150 monthly. Call 601-831-0066.

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

•Get Better MILEAGE With A New Car.

McMillin Real Estate

Broker, GRI



• Lake Surrounds Community I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-831-6052 days or 601-631-2482, nights.


30. Houses For Rent


Downtown Convenience •



32. Mobile Homes For Sale

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107,

34. Houses For Sale

RV FOR RENT, 1 or 2 people. No pets, utilities furnished. Deposit required. 601-301-0285.

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

780 Hwy 61 North

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

Utilities Paid •

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

Confederate Ridge

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

$550 MONTHLY, GATED. Has it all. 2 bedroom, washer/ dryer included. 1115 First North, 512-787-7840.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

• Painting done on homes & businesses • Repair work • Power washing

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

$100 OFF OF First month rent. Eastover Drive Apartments. 3 bedrooms $525 monthly, $300 deposit. Management 601-631-0805.

Courtney's Neuvo Image,

3508 South Washington Street



40. Cars & Trucks

BOVINA AREA- LAKE front, cul-de-sac, approximately 1.5 acres. Reduced to $16,000. 601-831-0302.

36. Farms & Acreage LAND LIQUIDATION* 20 acres, $0 down, $99/month. Only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed owner financing. NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money back guarantee. FREE map and pictures. 866-383-8306.

40. Cars & Trucks 1996 CHEVROLET BLAZER LE. V6, loaded, leather, like new. $3500 or best offer. 601-279-6456, 601-631-1185. 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM. V6, automatic, air, sunroof. Runs good, looks good. $2200. 601-397-9384. 2002 FORD EXPLORER Sport Trac truck, 125,000 miles, well maintained, $7,900. 601-636-7268, 601573-0253. 2005 Lincoln LS. Silver, black custom top, sunroof. Must see! Beautiful car! Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.


Easy Financing for Everyone. Just bring your paystub! Down payments from $800 Gary’s Cars -Hwy 61S 601-883-9995 Get pre-approved @


Friday, November 26, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

George Carr Truck & SUV

FALL SELL OFF! 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1997 GMC Yukon GT 4x4

2008 Chevy Trailblazer

2007 GMC Canyon SLE

2008 Jeep Liberty

As Is Special

2-Door, Loaded

Local Trade In, Clean

Extra Cab

Loaded, Leather








2007 Toyota Tundra

7,495 12,995 12,995 14,995


2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4




2009 Jeep Wrangler

2008 Chevy 1500

2008 Chevy Silverado LT Ext. Cab

Extra Cab

Extra Cab

Automatic, Soft Top

Extra Cab, White

Black, Tool Box






14,995 16,995 18,495 18,995 18,495






2008 Ford F-250 Crew Cab

2006 Honda Ridgeline

2010 Chrysler Town and Country

2009 Chevy 2500 Reg. Cab 4x4

2010 Saturn VUE

Gas Engine #P9412A

Clean, Silver Truck

Sto & Go!

Only 18,000 Miles

100,000 Miles, Powertrain Warranty





18,995 19,495 19,495 20,495 20,995






2010 Chevy Colorado LT Crew

2010 GMC Terrain

2010 Ford F-150 Crew

2008 Chevy 4x4 Extra Cab

2010 Saturn Outlook

Only 15,000 Miles

Enterprise Special



Only 22,000 miles XLT

Low Miles, One Owner.

Red, Extra Clean




20,995 22,995 24,395 24,495 24,595






2007 GMC Sierra Crew 4x4

2009 Chevy Crew Cab LT

2009 GMC Acadia SLT

2006 Ford F-250 2011 Chevy Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 Traverse

Read Beauty, Leather

Leather, Only 22,000 Miles

One Owner, Local Trade-In

Diesel, Loaded, Not A Farm Truck!

Only 2,300 Miles.






24,995 25,995 26,995 26,995 28,995






2008 Buick Enclave

2008 GMC Yukon XL

2009 Chevy Crew 4x4 LTZ

2010 GMC Acadia

2008 Chevy 2500 Crew 4x4 LTZ

Black Beauty, Fully Loaded, SLT

Loaded #P9326

Only 12,000 Miles

Loaded, SLT

Duramax Diesel





29,995 $32,995 $34,995 $34,995 $36,995


2008 GMC Yukon Denali XL Nav. System, Entertainment, Sunroof

2009 Lincoln Navigator

2008 GMC Yukon Denali

2010 Chevy Suburban LTZ 4x4

2010 Chevy Duramax Crew 4x4

Black, Loaded

Black Beauty, Loaded

White Diamond, Entertainment, Sunroof


Only 8,000 miles, Diesel, Sunroof, Original M.S.R.P. $57,000





38,995 39,995 39,995 44,995 48,995





Clyde McKinney


Tim Moody

An experienced sales staff to Baxter Morris Mike Francisco Kevin Watson meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop James “P’Nut” Henderson Salesman of the Kevin Watson Scott Mullen Month of October Come to George Carr, Herb Caldwell Ron Cocilova You’ll Be Glad You Did. Bobby Bryan For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at

Pre-Owned GeorgeCarr Trucks/SUVs BUICK • CADILLAC • GMC • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Financing with approved credit.


November 26, 2010


November 26, 2010