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Storms slam state, injure 6, cut power From staff and AP reports Six people were injured when strong winds pounded central Mississippi in a line from Port Gibson to Starkville Monday night and this morning, and authorities reported major storm damage in Starkville and Yazoo City with downed power lines, uprooted trees and damaged property. Tornadoes had not been confirmed, but National Weather Service teams were inspecting damaged homes and buildings and fallen and uprooted trees to determine if the destruction was the result of one or more tornadoes, meteorologist Alan Campbell said. “Crews are out in the field

in several sites across the area,” Campbell said, specifying Yazoo City, Jasper County and Attala County moving up into Oktibbeha County and Starkville. “Their inspection will determine if we did in fact have tornadoes or straight-line winds in those areas.” In Warren County, where tornado warnings were issued around 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., about 1,100 Entergy customers lost power when a tree fell across Culkin Road at 8 p.m, spokesman Don Arnold said. In addition, electricity was reported out along U.S. 61 North from the Beechwood intersection to the Oak See Weather, Page A9.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Traffic flows on Culkin Road near Douglas Road this morning after a crew chopped and moved a tree that had fallen across the road, one of north Warren County’s main routes.

Leaks bringing new clamp on U.S. info

Sing, Sing, Sing

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David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

The Sherman Avenue third-grade choir, led by music teacher Margie Heltzel, sings “Santa’s On His Way Medley” during the first night of V105.5’s sixth annual Christmas caroling contest at the Vicksburg Convention Center Monday. More than 60 groups and soloists will compete for the $10,800 in prizes given to winners and runners-up in each division. The divisions include lower elementary school, upper

elementary school, junior high school, high school and adult choirs. Soloists are divided into three groups: tween (ages 8-12), teen (ages 13-17), and adults. There is also a division for adult small groups. The competition continues tonight and Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and the finals will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Talks on federal Paw Paw case set to resume in January By Danny Barrett Jr. Attorneys in a federal case on hold for a year involving Warren County and two groups of landowners will renew settlement talks after the new year. A hearing is set for Jan. 11 before U.S. Magistrate John M. Roper in Natchez to determine whether a civil racketeering suit brought in 2007 over access to hunting property off Mississippi 465 should be restarted. The case grew out of lower court filings that began in 2003 over the use of Paw


On A9 Supervisors’ agenda items Paw Road, a gravel path that leads to adjacent parcels owned by Issaquena Warren Counties Land Company and Paw Paw Island Land Company. In the federal case, IWCLC has asked for $1 million in damages on each of six counts on the premise that the county intervened on behalf of PPILC in a way that violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.


IWCLC has asked for $1 million in damages on each of six counts on the premise that the county intervened on behalf of PPILC in a way that violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. A ruling Nov. 10 by the state Supreme Court upheld a chancery ruling that most of the access road is private, apparently completing an aspect of the case for which the federal case was stayed in September 2009 a few days into a settlement conference. Briefs filed last week asked the parties in the federal case to consider the state’s high court’s ruling during


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the January talks. Following a 90-minute closed session Monday, supervisors OK’d a catch-all directive to their attorney in the case. “I make a motion that we instruct the attorney to continue as he’s done in the past,” District 1 Supervisor David McDonald said. District 2 Supervisor William Banks seconded the motion. Both men are named indi-

vidually as defendants in the case, as are supervisors Richard George and Charles Selmon, former supervisor Carl Flanders and Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, who was the board’s attorney when it was filed. The county has argued it became involved to try to enforce subdivision and flood plain ordinances in the remote area north of Vicksburg, most of which is a special flood hazard zone on recent federal flood maps. IWCLC’s attorneys are Mark Herbert and Lisa Reppeto, both of Jackson.




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WASHINGTON — After the latest WikiLeaks revelations, the government is setting in motion a new information “big chill,” reversing almost a decade of post-Sept. 11 efforts to nudge U.S. officials into sharing sensitive documents. The Pentagon has detailed new security safeguards, including restraints on small computer flash drives, to make it harder for any one person to copy and reveal so many secrets. The clampdown parallels efforts at other agencies. For the military it represents a throttling back of initiatives to let other agencies see more of the vast trove of data the Pentagon collects. The new attitude might also make intelligence information less widely available to low-level soldiers serving at “the tip of the spear” in Iraq and Afghanistan. The tightening of sensitive information comes as the Obama administration Monday branded the leak of more than a quartermillion diplomatic memos an attack on the United States and raised the prospect of criminal prosecution against the online clearinghouse WikiLeaks. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said WikiLeaks acted illegally in posting the material. Speaking between calls to foreign capitals as she made amends for the posting of the unvarnished memos, Clinton said the administration was taking “aggressive steps to hold responsible those who stole this information.” See Leak, Page A9.

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City man held on weapon, drug charges A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning, charged with possession and sale of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, said Vicksburg police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling. Kevin Cross, 21, 1190 Burnt House Road, was arrested around 11 a.m. Monday after an undercover investigation. Police searched Cross’ car, Ebeling said, and found a 9


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Items missing from storage unit

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with a drug court violation. Billy Westbrook, 21, 45 Hometown Drive, was arrested at 1 p.m. Monday. Westbrook was being held without bond.

A storage unit in Vicksburg was reported burglarized Monday, said police crime analyst Suzan Ebeling. Furniture, clothing and kitchenware, all valued at $2,500, were reported missing just before 9 a.m. from a storage unit in the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

Sulphur police investigating Toys for Tots thefts SULPHUR, La. — Authorities in southwest Louisiana were investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in toys that were meant for children of low-income families. John Lamar, area coordinator for the Southwest Louisiana Toys for Tots program, said he made the discovery Saturday, after he went to a store in Sulphur to collect the toys from the donation bin. The store manager told him that someone had already been by to get the toys. Lamar said he checked with about 70 other retailers and each told him the same thing.

DeSoto teacher accused of sexting MANSFIELD, La. — A DeSoto Parish teacher has been accused of sending sexually oriented text messages to one of his 17-yearold students. Ralph H. Hines, 62, a teacher at Pelican All Saints High, was charged Monday with computer-aided solicitation of a minor and stalking. School officials said Hines had been teaching in DeSoto Parish at least 10 years.

Woman accused in patient theft PORT ALLEN, La. — A New Roads woman accused of stealing $11,000 from a Parkinson’s disease patient she was caring for has been arrested, police said. Police Chief Fred Smith


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS said 42-year-old Sharon Smith is charged with 89 counts of felony theft, 41 counts of forgery and one count of exploitation of the infirmed. Smith, not related to the police chief, was working as a personal care attendant earlier this year, looking after a Port Allen man, 63. Over an eight-month period, police said Smith accessed the victim’s bank account to pay her personal bills and to “fund her lifestyle.”

Baton Rouge teen found shot to death BATON ROUGE — A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a Baton Rouge park building, officials said. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, said deputies received an anonymous call from someone at 5:45 p.m. Monday saying they found a body inside a park building. Hicks identified victim as Tyler Camel. A family member had reported Camel missing Monday.

Holden man accused of 101 indecent acts LIVINGSTON, La. — A 44-year-old Holden man has been arrested on more than 100 counts of indecent

behavior with a juvenile, and more charges could come, said Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies. Deputy Perry Rushing said Franklin Dale Church was arrested Friday and booked with 101 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Church is accused of committing the acts several years ago. The victim came forward after seeing that Church had been arrested and accused of trying to coax a minor into sex over the Internet, Rushing said.

Grant Parish deputies investigating death MONTGOMERY, La. — The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking into the death of a man whose body was found about 10 miles south of Montgomery. The remains were located near a burned vehicle that had been discovered by a hunter Friday. The identity of the man was not being released pending verification from medical and dental records. Investigators were awaiting autopsy and toxicology results in order to determine the cause of death.

Hattiesburg schools narrow candidates HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The Hattiesburg School Board has released the names of three finalists for district superintendent.

They are: James Bacchus, Memphis City Schools, chief of student support; Dr. Joseph White, superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District; and Jimmy Hopkins, Hattiesburg’s interim superintendent. The board is seeking a replacement for Annie Wimbish, who resigned earlier this year. The school board plans to meet with each of the final candidates in their home districts in the coming days. It will also hold a public forum for the community to hear from each of the candidates prior to making a final decision. The date for the public forum has not been finalized.


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Firefighters to install Gulf Coast man gets 30 free smoke alarms The Vicksburg Fire Departfor child sexual battery

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — A 53-year-old man will serve 30 years for the sexual battery of a girl who was 8 years old when he abused her over a year’s time. Judge Roger Clark sentenced Danny Dwayne Ware of Bay St. Louis in Hancock County Circuit Court on Monday in a case investigated by the Waveland Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker said Ware pleaded guilty on two counts of sexual battery, and the judge accepted the state’s recommendation of 30 years behind bars.

ment will install free smoke alarms in owner-occupied single-family dwellings of low-income families, senior citizens, families with children younger than 14 and people with disabilities. The program is part of the State Fire Marshal’s free smoke alarm installation program which is funded by a grant from Homeland Security. To request a smoke alarm, city residents may call Central Fire Station at 601-6344566 or 601-636-1603. County residents may contact Kelly Worthy, Warren County fire coordinator at 601-634-8073.

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City man jailed on court violation

JACKSON (AP) — Jackson businessman Stuart Irby has settled a $60 million lawsuit filed by the estates of two doctors killed in a 2009 head-on collision. The suit sought $60 million, but how much was paid was undisclosed. The families had at first dismissed their case against Irby’s wife, who is se r vi ng an 18-year prison sentence for Karen causing the Irby 2009 crash in Jackson. Richard Montague, an attorney for Stuart Irby, said he couldn’t comment about the confidential settlement. Dr. Daniel Dr. Daniel Mark Pogue Pogue and his fiancee, Dr. Lisa Dedousis, died Feb. 11, 2009, when their pickup collided with a car driven by Karen Irby. Stuart Irby was a passenDr. Lisa ger in the car. Dedousis The lawsuit says Karen Irby caused the fatal crash, but Stuart Irby was at fault for allowing her to operate the vehicle.

CLUBS Toastmasters — Noon Thursday; Toney’s Restaurant; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. WCHS Choral Department — Thursday: 6 p.m., bake sale; 7, Christmas concert; donations taken at the door; proceeds go toward the spring competition trip to Atlanta; First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St. Army/Navy Club — Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, clubhouse. Woodmen of the World — 6

p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; pizza to follow; 2 p.m. Saturday, Christmas banquet; lodge officers for location; 601-638-2495. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — Annual potluck luncheon, noon Saturday; Pleasant Green Baptist Church fellowship hall, 817 Bowman St.; 601-636-5958 or 601-6367825.

CHURCHES Mount Carmel Ministries —

Free concert with gospel artist “Da Minista,” 7 tonight; 601638-9015; 2015 Grove St. Mount Givens M.B. — Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday, 210 Kirkland Road; the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS River City Mended Hearts — 5 tonight; Warren Doiron, vice-president of Mended Hearts, speaker; River Region Medical Center, Rooms C and D. Serenity Overeaters Anony-

mous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Sisters by Choice — Cancer support group, 6 p.m. Thursday; Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; Christmas party and making scarves for Look Good, Feel Better; all cancer patients, survivors, caretakers, interested parties invited.

Brain Injury Support Group — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West Campus; 601-415-4520 or 601-9811021. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Christmas party, 6:30 p.m. Friday; potluck supper, music by the Wild Bunch, door prizes. Port Gibson Christmas Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, Main Street. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Grassfire; donations accepted.

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U.S. escapes major hurricanes for fifth straight year MIAMI (AP) — The Atlantic hurricane season ends today, going down as one of the busiest on record but blissfully sparing the U.S. coastline a major hurricane for a fifth straight year. While extreme tropical weather ravaged Haiti, Mexico and elsewhere, U.S. forecasters are wondering if the nation can make history and extend its luck into 2011. If so, it would

be the first time ever that the U.S. escaped a major hurricane for six years. “That would be a record I would like to break,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. All told, 19 named storms formed in the Atlantic, tying with the 1887 and 1995 seasons for third-highest on record. Twelve became hurricanes,

tying with the 1969 season for the second-highest on record. In the U.S., Texas suffered the worst of the tropical weather. Flooding spurred by Tropical Storm Hermine was blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in Texas. Hurricane Alex damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes in Texas and caused an estimated $42 million in

damage to infrastructure. Aside from that, Tropical Storm Bonnie sent crews working to stop the flow of oil from a blown-out rig in the Gulf of Mexico into a fury. And Hurricane Earl brought flooding to North Carolina’s Outer Banks and some rain to Cape Cod, but little damage. “Fortunately most storms avoided the U.S.,” said Jack Hayes, director of the National

Weather Service. “You could say the season was a gentle giant.” Not so elsewhere, though. Hurricane Tomas killed 14 people in St. Lucia and at least eight in Haiti. Hurricane Alex caused flooding that killed 12 people in Mexico. Hurricane Igor knocked out power to half of Bermuda but spared the country major damage or injuries.

A persistent low-pressure system through the height of hurricane season is credited with the U.S. escaping major harm. The western edge of the high-pressure system that drove tropical weather from the coast of Africa was eroded by the low pressure, and ultimately helped propel it away from the U.S. shore. “That’s not an unusual pattern at all,” Feltgen said.

AG set to investigate N.O. cop on trial says he burned corpse in desperation July stun gun death ‘I had seen enough bodies’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans police officer on trial for burning the body of a man who was fatally shot by a different officer testified Monday that he set the fire because he didn’t want to let another corpse rot in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. “I was exposed to so much death, so many bodies,” said Officer Gregory McRae, one of two officers charged with burning the body of 31-yearold Henry Glover in the back seat of a car on Sept. 2, 2005. McRae said nobody ordered him to torch the car or Glover’s body, and he denied setting the fire to cover up a police shooting. McRae said his decision was influenced by having seen other bodies floating in the flood waters that inundated New Orleans. “I had seen enough bodies. I had seen enough rot,” McRae said, choking up.

‘I was exposed to so much death, so many bodies,’ said Officer Gregory McRae, one of two officers charged with burning the body of 31-year-old Henry Glover in the back seat of a car on Sept. 2, 2005. McRae says he now knows he has “done a wrong.” “If you had to do it again today, would you do it?” asked his attorney, Frank DeSalvo. “No, sir,” said McRae, one of five current or former officers on trial in federal court. McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann are charged with burning Glover’s body after David Warren, now a former officer, shot Glover outside a strip mall. McRae and Scheuermann also are charged with beating people who, seeking help for Glover, drove him in a car to a school that police were using as a makeshift headquarters. McRae denied beating anyone at the school.

McRae said one of his superiors told him to move the Chevy Malibu containing Glover’s body away from the school, but he testified the fire was his idea. After driving the car over a nearby Mississippi River levee and into a wooded area, McRae said he tossed a flare into the car and started to walk away. Not seeing any flames, McRae said he shot out the rear window of the car to ventilate it. Only then did the car start to burn, he said. McRae said Scheuermann had followed him to the levee in a truck but didn’t know he would burn the car. Scheuermann asked him why he had

set the car on fire, McRae said. He recalled saying something like, “I wasn’t going to let it rot.” “He seemed shocked,” McRae said of Scheuermann, who hasn’t testified. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk pressed McRae to explain his actions. “I had reached a point, your honor, where I was tired of smelling putrid human rotten flesh,” he said. Another officer, Lt. Joseph Meisch, has testified that he saw McRae laughing after he burned the car — a claim McRae denied. During a prosecutor’s crossexamination, McRae said he knows burning a body can hamper an investigation. But he insisted that that wasn’t on his mind when he burned Glover’s. His cross-examination was to resume today.

Legislators clear path to hire state pathologists JACKSON (AP) — Legislators have authorized the state Personnel Board to realign two positions at the Department of Public Safety to increase staff at the medical examiner’s office.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Johnny Stringer of Montrose said legislative approval was needed to upgrade two clerical positions so DPS Commissioner Steve Simpson could move for-

ward with hiring pathologists for the office. Dr. Adel Shaker, formerly of the Alabama Medical Examiner’s Office, started work Nov. 1. Dr. Douglas Posey of the Georgia Bureau of Investiga-

tion will begin work Wednesday in Mississippi. Simpson said he’d like to hire three more associate pathologists for the office. The state has been without a medical examiner since 1995.

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — The Mississippi Attorney General’s office is set to review evidence and decide whether to prosecute the case of a Cleveland man who died after being jolted twice by police stun guns, officials said Monday. Jermaine Williams, 30, died July 23 after officers responded to a call about loiterers. Police Chief Charles “Buster” Bingham has said officers found what they believed to be a bag of cocaine, which Williams allegedly grabbed and ran. Bingham said officers used the stun guns to subdue Williams when he became combative. Jon Kalahar, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Attorney General Jim Hood’s office will take a look at the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation’s findings after District Attorney Brenda Mitchell declined to present the case to a grand jury. Kalahar said Mitchell cited a conflict of interest because she works closely with the Cleveland Police Department. “The AG’s office is expected to review MBI’s investigation. They will then decide whether the case goes before

a grand jury,” Kalahar said in an e-mail on Monday. Jan Schaefer, the spokeswoman for Hood’s office, confirmed he was reviewing the case. Bingham said Monday that officers Stanley Perry and Bryan Gozan remained on administrative leave. Bingham declined to discuss any specifics of the case because of possible litigation matters. Bingham also wouldn’t say how long his department had been using the stun guns. Cleveland officials have received a notice of intent to file a lawsuit from Ed Flechas, a Jackson lawyer representing Williams’ family, said Jamie Jacks, the city attorney. Flechas was out of town Monday and couldn’t be reached for comment. Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson said his organization has been monitoring the situation in Cleveland, located in the Mississippi Delta region. “It’s encouraging that the DA has the wisdom to recuse herself, and allow for the attorney general to look into the matter so that there will be an impartial entity reviewing the case,” Johnson said.

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Martin Case, BC-HIS, ACA Board Certified, Hearing Instrument Specialist Nu-Way Hearing Service How do I know if my grandchildren are listening to their music at a safe volume? Answer: I have heard that question before, in the office. There are three easy ways to identify the sound level. If you look on the side of the device you might find a wheel to determine how loud it is. If you can hear it standing beside them or you call their names and they don’t answer it is up too loud. If you ask them to let you listen and it is almost loud enough to make your eyes cross or they turn it down before they give it to you, it's too loud. Teen hearing loss is up 31% according to a recent article in USA TODAY, so please do your part to monitor the level they listen with! Hearing loss can be permanent! Please call the office for a free decibel level chart of household sounds to watch for yourself, 601-636-2269.

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Dr. Paul D. Murry Chiropractic Physician River City Chiropractic Clinic, LLC How is a chiropractic adjustment performed?

How is a strain different from a sprain? Answer: Even though both can hurt a lot, strains are not as serious as sprains. Because a strain is pain in the muscle, it may start to hurt immediately or several hours later. The area will be tender and swollen and may also appear bruised. A sprain will probably start to hurt right away. Usually the injury will swell and look bruised, it may be hard to walk or move the injured part, and you may even think you have broken a bone. It can be hard to tell the difference between a sprain and a broken bone, so it’s often a good idea to see a doctor. When you get home, remember RICE. It stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. After 24 hours, it’s OK to use warm compresses or a heating pad to soothe aching muscles. Take any pain medications that have been ordered by your doctor.

Answer: Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractor typically uses his/her hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to reduce pain, and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

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Why do you have to contact my doctor for refills of maintenance medications? I was told I will be on this medication for the rest of my life.

My insurance plan has some treatment exclusions. What does that mean??

When should I start toilet training my child?

Answer: When a doctor writes a prescription for a maintenance medication, he or she determines the number of refills allowed. Certain medications require regular checkups and possibly laboratory tests by your doctor to ensure that: • you are taking the medicine properly. • it is working as it should and helping you the way it is intended. • it is not causing unexpected or life-threatening side effects. State and federal guidelines regulate the number of refills you can get without having to recontact the doctor, as well as the period of time during which you can refill a prescription. If you have a pharmacy benefit as part of your health care coverage, you also may have restrictions on how many refills you can get and over what period of time.

Answer: Some dental plans may not cover certain procedures performed in a dental office. You should be aware that these treatment exclusions should not determine your need for treatment. Your dentist can help you decide what treatment is best for you. Just because your insurance plan doesn't cover certain procedures doesn't mean you don't need that treatment. If your dentist suggests treatment that is excluded on your dental plan, ask him/her to explain why you need this treatment and how much it will cost. The decision for needed treatment should be made by you and your dentist, not by a list of exclusions.

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Answer: Do not start toilet training until both you and your child are ready. You are ready when you are able to devote the time and energy necessary to encourage your child on a daily basis for at least 3 months. Your child is ready when he or she can signal that the diaper is wet or soiled, or when your child is able to say that he or she would like to go to the potty. This usually occurs when a child is 18 to 24 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for a child to still be in diapers at 2 1/2 to 3 years of age.

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JACK VIX SAYS: Monday’s storms could have been much worse.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Sen. John R. Cameron is in the city. • Rose Emmich is visiting Natchez.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The Iowa park commissioners are tendered a lunch at the Carroll Hotel. • Ed Welch dies.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Bernie Mulligan plans to open a new photoplay theatre here. • State Sen. W.K. McLaurin is in Jackson.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Emile Bonelli Sr., prominent businessman, is appointed Italian Consul for Mississippi. • Theodore Birchett Jr. is here from the University of Mississippi for the Thanksgiving holidays.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Ernest Hovious referees the SFXA-All Saints basketball game. • It is announced that the Dixie Petroleum Company will soon start drilling.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Eleven indictments are returned by the Warren County Grand Jury before adjournment. • Andrew Van Delden receives a letter from his brother in England.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Shelby Preston Jr. dies. • Judge R.B. Anderson convenes the December criminal term of Warren County Circuit Court.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Charles E. McNeil dies. • Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Harrison and children are visiting relatives in Meridian. • Mr. and Mrs. Edley Jones Jr. announce the birth a son, Howell, on Dec. 5. • Doris Day stars in “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” at the Rivoli DriveIn Theatre.


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40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glick Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Susan, on Nov. 24. • Mr. and Mrs. Roy Barry of Lake Providence are visiting in Hot Springs, Ark. • Mrs. Myra Wallett is a patient at Mercy Hospital. • “Hello Dolly” is presented by the Vicksburg Theatre Guild.

Nutrition program funding necessary The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published data that are relevant to both the upcoming holiday season and the “lame-duck” session in Congress already underway. People living in households that are “very low food secure” increased from 17.3 million in 2008 to 17.7 million in 2009. These are “households in which one or more people were hungry at times during the year because they could not afford enough food.” For the last three years, Mississippi has been on the bottom rung of the food security ladder. Missouri and Arkansas are tied, with the sixth-highest incidence of very low food security. There’s some good news behind the dismal numbers. The number of households suffering very low food security has grown very little despite the recession and high unemployment. That’s because of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — better known as food stamps. Simply put, food stamps have prevented chronic, widespread hunger in America. More than 75 percent of food

stamp participants are in families with children, and nearly one-third are disabled or elderly. About 90 percent of the households have incomes that fall below the federal poverty line; in about 40 percent, income is less than half the poverty level. Participation in the food stamp program has grown by 52 percent since the start of the recession, and now it stands at 19 million households with about 42 million individuals. Food stamps do far more to stimulate the economy than most government spending because recipients use the benefits immediately and spread the money across local economies. As part of economic recovery legislation, Congress is funding a multi-year, across-the-board increase in benefits and has raised the food subsidy by about 80 cents per day for each participant. Food stamp participants receive, on average, about $4 a day in food assistance. Congress has a special opportunity during the lame-duck session to preserve the long-term stability of food stamps while promoting nutritional prospects for school children in low-income

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mrs. Roxie Fulmar Fulgham dies. • Wendy A. Webster receives a certificate of registry as a medical laboratory technician. • V.A. Canizaro dies • Jeffery Earl Duncan celebrates his fifth birthday.

families. The U.S. Senate reauthorized the Child Nutrition Act over the summer. The bill is pending in the House. The Child Nutrition Act is a federal program that subsidizes school breakfasts and lunches for children in low-income families. The Senate’s Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act would expand universal free lunches and breakfasts to 2,500 additional schools. It would increase school lunch subsidies to schools by 6 cents per child and help combat child obesity by ensuring that children are offered more nutritious meals and snacks at school. The Senate funded this school nutrition program in part by taking about $2 billion from the food stamp program. Advocates for children and low-income families criticized diverting those funds. They view it as taking food off the tables of poor families. Despite the flawed funding, the House should approve the Senate bill. The question of whether to restore the food stamp funding could become part of a larger debate during the lame-duck session, and that debate is ideally suited for the holiday season.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Families of those serving the United States in Mideast decorate a special Christmas tree at the National Guard Armory in the soldiers’ honor. • Producers of the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour speak with a group of black elected officials in Vicksburg to prepare for a report focusing on cities with streets named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Trey Fields is pictured with his first deer. • Lindsey Page Rucker celebrates her sixth birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Megan Marie Cook of Vicksburg is presented in Jackson by the Debutante Club of Mississippi. • Jody and Caroline Jones Gatling announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Caroline. • Katie Larry Brown of Port Gibson dies at 101.

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Dupree documentary stirs memories of a father and his son Jonathan Hock’s ESPN “30 For 30” series documentary “The Best That Never Was” brought back a lot of memories for me, for my hometown and for a generation of Mississippians who knew the truth behind the legend of Marcus Dupree. The recruiting saga that enveloped Dupree gave me a lasting friendship with the late Willie Morris, who first documented the Philadelphia High School star’s story in the book “The Courting of Marcus Dupree” in 1983. Through Willie, I met a group of his friends in Oxford who would become my friends — Charles Henry, former Culkin football star Glynn Griffing, David Sansing, Ed Perry, Richard Howorth and Will Lewis, to name a few. And while he was working on the Dupree book, a veritable Who’s Who of American letters stepped carefully through the clutter of Willie’s bungalow on


Without David’s photographs, the personal dimension of Marcus, his brother Reggie and his high school friends would have been lost as well.

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His father’s son Best of all, I met Willie’s son, David Rae Morris. Our friendship has endured the ravages of distance, changing priorities, natural disasters, marriages, deaths and the birth of children. David is as good a photojournalist as his father was a writer. During the writing of Willie’s book on Dupree in 1981, David, a staff photographer with The Vicksburg Evening Post in the

1980s, shot an arresting photograph of downtown Philadelphia that captured the ominous symbols that endured from 1964 along with glimpses of the wonderful town that I remember from my childhood. David gave me a print of the photo. It’s framed and hung in a spot in our home where I see it daily. When he graduated from college, David came to Forest and worked with me as a do-it-all weekly newspaper staffer at The Scott County Times. We worked

On TV “The Best That Never Was” will reair on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPN Classic (Vicksburg Video channel 28) hard. We yelled at each other a lot, but we had fun. David and I had time to share a quick lunch this week and talk about our daughters and old times. I love the fact that he is still possessed of his father’s mischief.

Linkages The ESPN documentary that Hock crafted — which utilized a number of David’s photographs from that era — completed the job that Willie began so well in 1981. Hock understood the head start Willie had given him and used it as a sort of roadmap to tell Dupree’s story.

Without Willie’s book, Jonathan Hock’s documentary would have been infinitely more difficult to produce. Without David’s photographs, the personal dimension of Marcus, his brother Reggie and his high school friends would have been lost as well. On the trail of the Marcus Dupree story, Willie and I shared our 1982 Thanksgiving meal with Joe Wood and Dan Turner in an unappealing roadside diner in Joplin, Mo., on the way to the Oklahoma-Nebraska game in Lincoln. Now 28 years later, David and I had a pretty good pre-Thanksgiving lunch at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson and remembered better days and the fun all three of us had watching the Dupree story unfold. • Contact Perspective Editor Sid Salter at 601-9617084 or e-mail

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Recount continues

Dayton sees lead grow in race for Minnesota governor ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrat Mark Dayton’s recount team says he picked up 177 votes Monday, building his lead over Republican Tom Emmer to nearly 9,000 votes. The Dayton team released their figures this morning. They show a bigger net gain for Dayton than official figures from the secretary of state’s office. Dayton spokesman Denise Cardinal says that’s because they got results from the field after the secretary of state’s reporting deadline. They also tallied challenged ballots based on the call of election judges at the recount tables, where observers for Republican Tom Emmer made most of the challenges. According to Minnesota Secretary of State figures, recount work has concluded for about 62 percent of precincts, encompassing more than 947,000 votes. As the recount entered the second day today, Emmer was outpacing Dayton by more than 3-to-1 in ballot challenges, which can temporarily alter the vote count. Unless the challenges are withdrawn later, the disputed ballots will go before the fivemember state canvassing board. Two years ago in Min-

Kirk sworn in as Ill. senator Mark Dayton

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Olmsted County, Minn., election officials Dennis Maurer and Kolloh Nimley examine a challenged ballot on Monday. nesota’s U.S. Senate recount, the board overruled most challenges. “Emmer challengers take their roles very seriously and are working hard to ensure that every legally cast vote is counted accurately,” Emmer spokesman Carl Kuhl said. Most votes — and the places where Dayton ran up his biggest Election Day margins —

were cast in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, home to Minneapolis and St. Paul. The campaigns’ top lawyers were dispatched to those counties for the recount. There were minor flare-ups in both places, but there were relatively few challenges compared with the tens of thousands of recounted ballots so far in each.

Ken Martin, the director of Dayton’s recount team, said the process saw few hiccups on opening day with the exception of Renville County. “There doesn’t seem to be a lot of monkey business going on as of this point,” he said. The goal is to wrap up the taxpayer-funded recount by mid-December. The loser has an option to sue in court,

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which could delay a resolution for weeks and months. If Jan. 3 arrives without a conclusion, there’s a strong possibility GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty would stay on — although Dayton has made rumblings about fighting that outcome. More than two dozen counties finished on the first day. The others must be done by early next week, giving the canvassing board time to rule on the challenges. In Hennepin County, home to one-fifth of Minnesota’s voters, attorneys clashed over how challenged ballots should be handled, particularly those that officials had the power to deem “frivolous.” Emmer attorney Tony Trimble said he wanted assurances the challenged ballots were not mixed in with the totals of verified candidate votes. Before the meeting, Trimble was heard threatening to go to court over the issue.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to “a sad chapter in Illinois history” Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in Monday as the U.S. Senate’s newest member, giving him seniority over fellow newcomers set to join the chamber in January. Mark Kirk Kirk took aim at Democrats. “Our state’s leaders tried to sell this seat, then blocked an election to fill it,” Kirk said. “But the law and the people spoke.” Kirk is replacing Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed by ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the remainder of President Barack Obama’s Senate term. Voters in November elected Kirk to fill out the remainder of Burris’ term and for a full, six-year term after a tight race with Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.

Report: Ease up on vitamin megadoses WASHINGTON (AP) — Got milk? You may need a couple of cups more than today’s food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don’t go overboard: Longawaited new dietary guidelines say there’s no proof that megadoses prevent cancer or other ailments — sure to frustrate backers of the so-called sunshine vitamin. The decision by the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, could put some brakes on the nation’s vitamin D craze, warning that super-high levels could be risky. “More is not necessarily better,” cautioned Dr. Joann Manson of Harvard Medical School, who co-authored the Institute of Medicine’s report being released later today. Most people in the U.S. and Canada — from age 1 to age 70 — need to consume no more than 600 international units of vitamin D a day to maintain health, the report found. People in their 70s and older need as much as 800 IUs. The report set those levels as the “recommended dietary allowance” for vitamin D. That’s a bit higher than the target of 400 IUs set by today’s government-mandated food

Daily doses Vitamin D recommended daily, from food or dietary supplements: • Ages 1-70: 600 international units. • Ages 71 and up: 800 IUs. Calcium: • Ages 1-3: 700 milligrams. • Ages 4-8: 1,000 mg. • Ages 9-18: 1,300 mg. • Ages 19-70: 1,000 mg • Ages 71 and up: 1,200 mg. Note: For women the amount rises to 1,200 mg at age 51. labels, and higher than 1997 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine that ranged from 200 to 600 IUs, depending on age. But it’s far below the 2,000 IUs a day that some scientists recommend. “This is a stunning disappointment,” said Dr. Cedric Garland of the University of California, San Diego, who wasn’t part of the institute’s study and says the risk of colon cancer in particular could be slashed if people consumed enough vitamin D. Vitamin D and calcium go hand in hand, and you need

a lifetime of both to build and maintain strong bones. But the two-year study by the Institute of Medicine’s panel of experts concluded research into vitamin’s D possible roles in other diseases is conflicting. Some studies show no effect, or even signs of harm. A National Cancer Institute study last summer was the latest to report no cancer protection from vitamin D and the possibility of an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in people with the very highest D levels. Super-high doses — above 10,000 IUs a day — are known to cause kidney damage, and today’s report sets 4,000 IUs as an upper daily limit. And Manson pointed to history’s cautionary tales: A list of other supplements — vitamins C and E and beta carotene — plus menopause hormone pills that once were believed to prevent cancer or heart disease didn’t pan out, and sometimes caused harm, when put to rigorous testing. Stay tuned: To help settle the issue, Manson is heading a government-funded study that’s recruiting 20,000 healthy older Americans to test whether taking 2,000 IUs of vitamin D really will lower their risk for heart disease, a stroke or certain cancers.

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Austin Biehl talks about being taken hostage at Marinette High School Monday, as his mother, Carla, looks on.

Classmates kept gunman distracted MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Trapped in their classroom with a student gunman, a group of terrified Wisconsin high schoolers worked desperately to keep their captor calm by chatting and laughing with him about hunting and fishing. The 15-year-old gunman eventually shot himself as police stormed the room at Marinette High School hours later Monday evening. He had allowed five of his hostages out after nearly seven hours and finally all 23 and their teacher emerged unharmed. Student hostage Zach Campbell said the gunman seemed

depressed, but he didn’t think he meant his classmates any harm. “I didn’t know really what to think. I was just hoping to get out alive,” Campbell said today. “He didn’t want to shoot any of us.” Campbell said that six of the gunman’s close friends were in that class. Authorities also said they did not know what might have motivated the boy who made no demands or requests during the standoff. Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik said the suspect fired three shots immediately before police entered the

room, but he had also fired at least two or three shots before that. He shot into a wall, a desk and equipment in the room, but he was not aiming at any students, Skorik said. The shooter had additional ammunition in his pocket and a duffel bag with more bullets was found at the scene, the chief said. A bomb-sniffing dog was brought in to check the building for explosives and none were found, the chief said. “As far as what caused this, it seems to be a mystery,” Skorik said this morning. “We have not been able to identify anything that precipitated this

Friends: Bomb plot suspect set up PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A defense attorney and friends suspect that a teenager accused of plotting mass killings in Portland was set up — groomed and talked into a plot to detonate what he thought were six 55-gallon drums of explosives in a van. But prosecutors led by Attorney General Eric Holder say Mohamed Osman Mohamud plunged into a what turned out to be government sting, dismissing talk of backing out and also exhulting in the mayhem he expected as Portlanders gathered by the thousands last week for a Christmas tree-lighting celebration. Mohamud “was told that children — children — were potentially going to be harmed,” Holder said Monday as the 19-year-old native of Somalia appeared in court and his defenders attacked the government’s case. Outside the courtroom, a

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incident.” Student Austin Biehl said the teacher asked the gunman why he was holding them hostage. “He just said ‘no,’ that he didn’t want anything, didn’t want any help,” said Biehl, who was so scared that his legs were shaking. The gunman was taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities have declined to release his name and his condition was unknown this morning. Skorik said that the wound was potentially life threatening, but he didn’t know where the student had shot himself.

MORENCI, Mich. (AP) — When his wife filed for divorce in September, the father of three Michigan boys who are now missing picked two of them up from school early and drove out of state. On Sept. 13, John Skelton packed his two oldest sons in Tanner Andrew the family van and drove to Skelton Skelton nearby Ohio — only to return and then take off with them Amber Alert again to Florida. was issued It was the start of a nasty t h at n i g h t custody battle and possible after John precursor to all three boys’ Skelton told disappearance last week police he had before their dad’s suicide tried to hang attempt. himself and Police, the FBI and volundidn’t want Alexander teers have been scouring the boys at Skelton woods, fields and roadsides home when around the he commitsmall southted suicide. Police, the FBI and ern Michigan Lenawee volunteers have been County Circommunity of Morenci and scouring woods, fields cuit Judge south across Margaret the O h i o and roadsides around the N o e s a i d s t a t e l i n e small southern Michigan Tanya Skelover the past ton received few days. The community of Morenci and exclusive boys, 9-year- south across the Ohio state custody after old Andrew, John Skelline over the past few days. ton returned 7-year-old Alexander from Florand 5-yearida with the old Tanner have not been boys, but the couple subseseen since Thanksgiving Day, quently negotiated an agreewhen they were playing in ment that allowed visitation. their father’s backyard. After John Skelton returned Authorities have said their the boys from Florida he had father, John Skelton, lied to been seeing them “with no police when he told them issues,” said Kathye Herfrom his hospital bed that he rera, who identified herself gave the boys to an acquain- as a spokeswoman for Tanya tance to return to their Skelton. mother. Skelton has been hospitalized since Friday for injuries suffered in the suicide attempt and “mental issues,” Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said. He has not been ruled out as a suspect, Weeks said. Search crews were to head back out this morning. Tanya Skelton reported the boys missing Friday. An


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MADRID (AP) — Investors sold off government bonds from Spain, Portugal and Italy today amid worries that Europe’s debt crisis has not been contained by Ireland’s bailout but is instead mounting pressure on other weak economies. The yields on Spain’s 10-year bonds jumped as high as 5.7 percent, a euro-era record difference of 3.05 percentage points against the benchmark German 10-year bond. That compared with 2.67 points on Monday and below 2.00 points just a week ago. The spread on Italy’s 10-year bond reached 210 points, also the highest since the launch of the euro, before easing back somewhat. Portugal, whose yields soared last week, likewise saw its spread edge higher. Spain and Portugal, deemed the next weakest links in the eurozone economy, have continually denied they will need outside help but investors have become increasingly skeptical that the series of bailouts will stop. At the heart of the problem is that the austerity measures these countries need to take to reduce their deficits threaten to backfire by weakening economic growth and hurting state revenues. That is what’s happening in Greece, which has been able to drastically cut its spending but is struggling to raise tax income as economic and corporate activ-

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A Portuguese broker checks out stocks as he talks on the phone this morning. ity wilts. “It is clear that the market is aware of the tightrope that ’peripheral’ governments are walking,” said Neil Mellor, currency strategist at Bank of New York Mellon. While rescuing Portugal would be about as costly as Greece or Ireland, who each represent less than 2 percent of the eurozone economy, a Spanish bailout would test the limits of Europe’s finances. It accounts for over a tenth of the eurozone economy, and Italy is even larger. Portugal’s central bank warned in a report Tuesday that the financial system is facing “serious challenges,” as

Stocks sink for third day on overseas worries NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for a third day today as unease about Europe’s debt struggles spread to Portugal, Spain and Italy. A brighter reading on U.S. consumer confidence helped the Dow Jones industrial average pare much of its losses. The Dow was down 45 points in midmorning trading after the Conference Board reported an unexpectedly sharp rise in its monthly poll of consumer confidence. The index had been down as many as 110 points earlier. The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence jumped to a five-month high

of 54.1 in November from 49.9 in October. That’s better than analysts expected but still well below the level of 90 that indicates a healthy economy. The index hasn’t been that high since the recession began in December 2007. The euro briefly fell below $1.30 for the first time since mid-September after investors sold off government bonds from Spain, Portugal and Italy. A bailout of Ireland’s banks announced Sunday hasn’t been enough to assuage worries that other weak European countries will also need to be rescued.

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foreign concerns about public, private and corporate debt have made it harder for Portuguese banks to raise money on international markets. Continuing to request financing from the European Central Bank is “unsustainable,” the report warned, saying banks should adopt a commercial policy of encouraging saving to ensure their liquidity. Traders worry that instability in Portugal could easily cross the border into Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has vigorously defended the nation’s economy and finances. He blames the bond market problems on specula-

tors looking to make money on Spain in the short term and said they would be proven wrong. But former Spanish premier Felipe Gonzalez, who chairs an EU Reflection Group that analyzes the bloc’s future, felt the European Central bank could help. “If the European Central Bank were to do even a third of what the Federal Reserve does — having almost double the number of citizens and gross production 10 or 15 percent more than the United States — with a third of the effort in buying public debt, this speculation would end,” Gonzalez said this morning.

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Obama, Hill leaders Pentagon study: Gays could serve with no harm to talk taxes, treaty ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military’s ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this month on Capitol Hill over repealing the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Officials familiar with the 10-month study’s results have said a clear majority of respondents don’t care if gays serve openly, with 70 percent predicting that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed or no results. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings hadn’t been released. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, who have both said they support repealing the law, were scheduled to discuss the findings with Congress this morning and with reporters this afternoon. Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain of Arizona, have mostly opposed repealing the law because they say efforts to do so are politically driven and dangerous at a time of two wars. “This was a political promise made by an inexperienced president or candidate for presidency of the United States,” McCain told CNN’s “State of the Union” last weekend. “The military is at its high-

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 2 on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. est point in recruitment and retention and professionalism and capability, so to somehow allege that this policy has been damaging the military is simply false,” McCain said. Democrats and gay rights groups counter that the study finally proves what they’ve known anecdotally for years: Most troops would accept an openly gay person in their units. “It’s what we expected. The

atmosphere in the activeduty has changed,” said a gay Air Force officer and co-founder of the advocacy group OutServe. The officer uses the pseudonym “JD Smith” to protect his identity. The survey is based on responses by some 115,000 troops and 44,200 military spouses to more than a half million questionnaires distributed last summer. The study group, led by Pentagon

General Counsel Jeh Johnson and Army Gen. Carter Ham, also visited various military bases and held town hallstyle meetings with service members. The findings of troop opinions would reflect the view of the broader population. According to a November survey by the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of Americans said they favor allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces while 27 percent oppose. The House has already voted to overturn the law as part of a broader defense policy bill. But Senate Republicans have blocked the measure because they say not enough time has been allowed for debate on unrelated provisions in the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has promised a vote on the matter by the end of the year, after hearings to be held this week on the Pentagon study. Still, some gay rights groups have complained that Democratic leadership has done little to push for repeal before the new Congress takes over in January. R e i d sp o ke s m a n Ji m Manley said the majority leader is “very much committed to doing away with the ban this year” but that it was the GOP’s fault for blocking the bill.


Congress agreed Monday to a one-month delay in Medicare payment cuts to doctors, giving a short-term reprieve to a looming crisis over treatment of the nation’s elderly. The House, in approving by voice vote the bill passed by the Senate earlier this month, postponed a 23 percent cut in doctors’ pay scheduled to take effect Wednesday. That gives lawmakers a month to come up with a longer-term plan to overhaul a system that in recent years has bedeviled Congress, angered doctors and jeopardized health care for 46 million elderly and disabled. “This bill is a stopgap measure to make sure that seniors and military families can continue to see their doctors during December while we work on the solution for the next year,” said Rep. Frank Pallone, R-N.J., chairman of the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee. Health care payment formulas for military service members and veterans are tied to Medicare.

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Senate blocks repeal of tax-filing requirement WASHINGTON — The Senate Monday rejected an effort to reduce tax-related paperwork for businesses when lawmakers couldn’t agree on whether they would make up the revenue the new requirement was expected to produce. The filing requirement is part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but not related to health care itself. It is expected to help the government collect an estimated $19 billion in taxes on underreported income over the next decade, and that revenue has been slated to help pay for changes in the health care system. Under the new law, nearly 40 million U.S. businesses would start filing tax forms in 2012 for every vendor that sells them more than $600 in goods. Many Democrats who supported the filing requirement now acknowledge that it would create a paperwork nightmare, but whether to make up for the lost revenue has divided senators who agree it should be repealed. Senators tried twice Monday to amend an unrelated food safety bill to repeal the filing requirement. Both proposals, one by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and another by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., failed to get the necessary twothirds majority.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican leader heading into a postelection meeting with President Barack Obama today said the GOP remains steadfastly opposed to any tax increases. House GOP Whip Eric Cantor said his party wants to “make sure no one gets a tax hike while we’re trying to create jobs in the private sector.” Cantor, who will be House majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January, seemed to co-opt a principal issue set for discussion later when Obama hosts the leadership of both parties. It will be their first formal sitdown since the GOP recaptured control of the House and narrowed the Democratic majority in the Senate in the Nov. 2 elections. The midmorning meeting came a day after Obama, pre-empting the Republicans, announced he was proposing to freeze the salaries of some 2 million federal workers for the next two years. The White House talks today were seen as an opportunity for the two parties to size up each other as they struggle for common ground, not only on taxes but also on a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia. The Virginia Republican’s sentiments were echoed by Arizona’s Sen. John McCain. Asked pointblank if Republicans would yield on their resistance to termination of any of the tax cuts enacted during

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On the agenda In their meeting Monday, members of the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Adopted a resolution declaring no protest against a $118,130 energy loan sought by the county from the Mississippi Development Authority to finance energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning upgrades at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library and at supervisors’ Jackson Street offices. Most of the work will be covered by $212,800 in federal stimulus money secured last year. In October, a base bid was awarded to Bolton-based Met-

ro Mechanical for $288,300, plus $25,947 in engineering and other costs. • Approved $19,039 in various consulting and advertising fees for the Tax Anticipation Note Series 2010. The county is borrowing $3.5 million to cover expected revenue shortfalls in the general and road and bridge funds until property tax payments arrive in March. The loan must be repaid by April 1. • Accepted resignation letter from deputy justice court clerk Jinjer Smith-Taylor and VTR advisory board member Dan Fordice. • Renewed a contract for APAC Mississippi to pro-


vide asphalt. • Authorized advertising a repaving contract on Bovina Cut Off Road. • Approved $300 in advertising for three full-page ads for local events. They were for the NAACP’s 14th annual Freedom Fund Celebration on Dec. 4, the Omicron Rho Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. for the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast on Jan. 17 and for the American Legion Department of Mississippi midwinter conference on Jan. 13-16.

Leak are tightening information-sharing and restricting access between the Army and nonmilitary agencies. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sharing of classified information. Access to much of that diplomatic material had been loosened after the Sept. 11 attacks. The success of the al-Qaida plot was blamed in part on evidence that the U.S. intelligence community had adequate information on the impending attacks but failed to connect the dots because it did not share its intelligence. The walling-off of such critical information is known as “stovepiping.” As part of the 9/11 Commission reforms, the position of director for national intelligence was created to serve as nexus and arbiter for the 16-agency intelligence community and to ensure stovepiping was avoided. Various government agencies were given access to terminals in each other’s data systems. In the case of the Pentagon and State Department, it brought wholesale sharing of infor-

mation on the same computer system. That loosened access might have helped enable a lone Army private to obtain sensitive files. Bradley Manning is being held in a maximumsecurity military brig at Quantico, Va., and though he has not been charged in the latest release of documents, WikiLeaks has hailed him as a hero. Officials said Manning is the prime suspect in the leaks partly because of his own description of how he pulled off his heist of classified and restricted material. “No one suspected a thing,” Manning told a confidant afterward, according to a log of his computer chat published by Manning is charged in military court with taking other classified material later published by WikiLeaks. It is not clear whether others, such as WikiLeaks executives, might be charged separately in civilian courts. Manning might have defeated Pentagon security systems using little more than a Lady Gaga CD and a

portable computer memory stick. In his Internet chat, he said he brought a homemade music CD to work with him, erased the music and replaced it with secrets. He told a computer hacker who later turned him in that he lip-synched along with the pop singer’s hit “Telephone” while making off with “possibly the largest data spillage in American history.” “Weak servers, weak logging, weak physical security, weak counterintelligence, inattentive signal analysis,” Manning wrote. “A perfect storm.” Joel Brenner, the nation’s top counterintelligence executive from 2006 to 2009, said he had warned the loosened networks after Sept. 11 invited massive leaks. “The idea that you can share information without increasing the risk of leaking is foolishness,” he said. Brenner said he argued for a costly overhaul of most U.S. intelligence sharing systems. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., on the House Intelligence committee, says he’d already heard from U.S. intelligence

professionals that they “won’t put information up on the (classified) SIPR net,” which is the military’s information highway. SIPR is short for Secret Internet Protocol Router Network, and it’s thought to be the route by which accused leaker Manning accessed the information. After 9/11, the cashstrapped State Department adopted use of the SIPR net because it meant easier sharing of information with the military, according to Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. The two organizations have been called on to work far more closely together in recent years under the doctrine of counterinsurgency. But until access to that system is changed or somehow modified, diplomats “are going to put a lot less in cables now,” predicted former CIA director and retired Gen. Michael Hayden. He said people would likely “stick to phone calls,” depriving policymakers of necessary decision-making information.

smaller trees and limbs down in other areas but deputies were able to get out and remove them from roads,” Pace said. In Yazoo City, police said what they believe was a tornado caused heavy damage in the downtown area, including businesses and the county courthouse. In April, nearly 200 homes in Yazoo County were destroyed or damaged by a tornado, and Monday night’s storm carved a similar path through the state, moving from Louisiana through Claiborne and Warren counties into Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Oktibbeha counties. The Mississippi Highway Patrol blocked traffic on U.S. 49 leading into Yazoo City for a time, a police dispatcher said just after the storm.

“Nobody’s going in or out of downtown,” the dispatcher said. “We’re running on generators.” In Attala County, high winds damaged mobile homes, and six injured people were treated at a Kosciusko hospital, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. In Starkville, home to Mississippi State University, authorities say the heaviest damage was reported in The Pines mobile home park near Starkville High School. Some of the seven destroyed mobile homes were tossed from their foundations. “We’ve had no reports of injuries,” Police Chief David Lindley told the Starkville Daily News. “The trailer park has been searched at least three times by police offi-

cers and firefighters. What we’ve been doing is trying to verify the locations of all the residents.” MEMA officials said more complete damage assessments were due later today. Power outages and some damage was reported in Monroe, Smith and Leake counties. In Claiborne County, just south of Warren County, Sheriff Frank Davis said no major damage was reported, and in Louisiana, Madison Parish investigator Neal Horath also reported no injuries or damage in Tallulah and surrounding areas. In central Louisiana, a tornado destroyed a brick house and damaged three other residences near the town of Atlanta. No one was injured, the Winn Parish sheriff’s

office said. The sheriff’s office says the twister hit about 3 p.m. Monday. The tornado also damaged another house and two mobile homes. Alabama emergency management officials said a possible tornado toppled trees and power lines in Lamar County near the Mississippi line this morning, and winds estimated at near 70 mph blew a vehicle off Corridor X near Cordova in Walker County. Meteorologist Campbell said showers were expected to clear out this afternoon, leaving cold overnight temperatures. The NWS forecast included a high today around 50, dropping to 28 tonight, but sunny and warming as the week progresses.

Bolton. He is survived by three sons, Jesse L. Trotter Jr. of Vicksburg, Dr. Melvin M. Trotter of Baton Rouge and Dr. Marvin M. Trotter of Prairieville, La.; three daughters, Barbara L. Trotter Idlette of Lithonia, Ga., Valeria D. Trotter Lomax

of Ocean Springs and Jacquelyn E. Trotter Thomas of Covington, Ga.; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Macedonia M.B. Church with the Rev. Eric Dickey officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park under the direction

of Marshall Funeral Home of Biloxi. Visitation will be at the church from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday with family present at 6 and a wake service to follow from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. Thursday until the service.



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Weather Continued from Page A1. Ridge area and in the Wildwood subdivision behind the former Mercy Hospital. Downtown Vicksburg, including City Hall and the Warren County Jail, also lost power for a few minutes, city information technology director Bill Ford said. By 6 this morning, power had been restored to all but 25 customers, Arnold said. Flash flooding was seen in several areas of Vicksburg and Warren County as 2.93 inches were reported across the area, and more trees were reported down on Jeff Davis and Fisher Ferry roads and the Campbell Swamp area in the south, and Freetown Road, U.S. 61 North and Platte Road in the north, but no injuries were reported, Sheriff Martin Pace said. “We actually did have

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Louis Johnson Jr. FAYETTE — Louis Johnson Jr. died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 72. Mr. Johnson was born in Natchez to Louis and Johnnie Pearl Johnson. He graduated from Sadie V. Thompson High School and Alcorn State University and was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church of Fayette and the Knights of Peter Claver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Mary Louise Washington and two brothers, Joe Johnson and Elbert Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Cedric Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Clayton Washington of Fayette; one daughter, Pamela Palmer of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Valarie January of Fayette; three grandchildren; and





Cloudy tonight with lows in the 20s; mostly cloudy Wednesday, highs in the 50s


Continued from Page A1. Attorney General Eric Holder said the government was mounting a criminal investigation. The latest disclosures, involving classified and sensitive State Department documents, jeopardized the security of the nation, its diplomats, intelligence assets and relationships with foreign governments, Holder said. Lawyers from across government agencies are investigating whether it might be possible to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and others under the Espionage Act, a senior defense official said. The official said lawyers from the departments of Justice, State and Defense are among those in discussions over whether the Espionage Act applies, what individuals it might apply to, whether it is possible to use it against the WikiLeaks organization. U.S. officials say they already see the information chill setting in. One official in contact with U.S. military and diplomatic staff in Iraq said the State Department and other agencies


nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez with the Rev. James Fallon officiating. Burial will follow at Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to St. Ann Catholic Church, 89 Harriston Road, Fayette, MS.


Rev. Dr. Jesse Lee Trotter Sr. OCEAN SPRINGS — The Rev. Dr. Jesse Lee Trotter Sr. died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, in Ocean Springs. He was 85. The Rev. Trotter was pastor of Macedonia M.B. Church of Ocean Springs and moderator emeritus of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist District Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Senora Lucille Williams Trotter; a son, Leroy C. Trotter; a daughter, Patricia A. Trotter; his parents, Elijah Trotter Sr. and Arcola Trotter Brown; his stepfather, Obbie Brown; two brothers, Obbie James “O.J.” Brown and Elijah “Buddy” Trotter; and one sister, Leola


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

LOCAL FORECAST wednesday-thursday

Mostly cloudy; lows in the 20s, highs in the 50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Cloudy, lows in the 20s wednesday-thursday

Mostly cloudy; lows in the 20s, highs in the 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 75º Low/past 24 hours............... 52º Average temperature......... 64º Normal this date................... 53º Record low..............16º in 1976 Record high............80º in 1981 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours..........2.93 inches This month..............6.83 inches Total/year.............. 44.21 inches Normal/month......3.86 inches Normal/year........ 46.42 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active..........................12:35 A.M. Most active................. 6:47 P.M. Active............................. 1:00 P.M. Most active.................. 7:13 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:58 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:57 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:46

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 12.8 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.9 | Change:-0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.3 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.0 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.3 | Change: +1.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.7 | Change: +2.9 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................59.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 25.5 Thursday................................ 25.9 Friday....................................... 26.5 Memphis Wednesday..............................9.3 Thursday................................ 10.0 Friday....................................... 10.3 Greenville Wednesday........................... 20.5 Thursday................................ 21.7 Friday....................................... 22.5 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 12.7 Thursday................................ 13.2 Friday....................................... 14.2


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Iran got missile boost Signs of diplomacy seen after deadly attack from N. Korea, U.S. says Koreas tension

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A supercarrier sent jets into overcast skies today in U.S.-South Korean military drills that North Korea warned could spark war, but signs of diplomacy emerged alongside the tensions over last week’s deadly North Korean attack. The North’s only major ally, China, hosted a top North Korean official for talks, and Japan also planned to send an envoy to China. The U.S., South Korea and Japan agreed to talk next week in Washington about the North’s nuclear weapons and its Nov. 23 artillery barrage that killed four South Koreans. It was unclear if the Beijing visit by North Korea’s Choe Thae Bok, chairman of the North’s Parliament, would lead to any diplomatic solution. China, under pressure to rein in its ally, proposed emergency regional talks earlier this week, but South Korea, the United States and Japan gave a cool response. Even as diplomats scrambled, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables revealed signs of a rift in the relationship between China and North Korea, a striking contrast from official statements underscoring their strong historical ties. Documents from the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks showed China’s frustration with the North and speculated that Beijing would accept a future Korean peninsula unified under South Korean rule. The North, meanwhile, reminded the world it was forging ahead with its nuclear efforts. Pyongyang said today that it’s operating a modern uranium enrichment plant equipped with thousands of centrifuges. The main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an editorial that the North is also building a light-water

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South Korean armored vehicles patrol on Baengnyeong Island, South Korea, near the West Sea border with North Korea today. reactor. The North first revealed the uranium program in early November to a visiting American scientist. A light-water nuclear power reactor is ostensibly for civilian energy purposes, but it gives the North a reason to enrich uranium. Uranium enrichment would give the North a second way to make nuclear bombs, in addition to its known plutoniumbased program. North Korea has pushed for renewed international talks on receiving much-needed aid in return for commitments to dismantle nuclear programs, and its recent aggression could reflect frustration that those talks remain stalled. The North unleashed an artillery barrage last week on a South Korean island that hit civilian areas, marking a new level of hostility along the contested maritime border between the Koreas. The attack killed two civilians

and two marines. In a major address Monday, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak pledged a tough response if the North carries out any further attacks. Kim Keun-sik, a North Korea analyst at South Korea’s Kyungnam University, said sides in the standoff will have competing ideas on how to resolve tension. “North Korea and China will want to resolve the matter through a dialogue,” he said, “while South Korea and the U.S. will say, ‘Why negotiate at this time?’ and think about pressure and punitive measures” on the North. The Wikileaks documents further complicate the diplomatic picture. China, the documents show, “would be comfortable with a reunified Korea controlled by Seoul and anchored to the U.S. in a ‘benign alliance’ as long as Korea was not hostile towards China,” then-South Korean

vice-foreign minister, Chun Yung-woo, is quoted as telling U.S. ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens in February. Chun predicted the government in Pyongyang would last no more than three years following the death of ailing leader Kim Jong Il, who is seeking to pass power to son Kim Jong Un, an untested political newcomer in his 20s. In Seoul, government officials declined to comment on Chun’s reported comments. During today’s U.S.-South Korean military drills, a heavy fog engulfed the USS George Washington supercarrier. The carrier’s fog horn boomed out as U.S. aircraft took off and landed in quick succession. Cmdr. Pete Walczak said the ship’s combat direction center was closely monitoring any signs of ships, aircraft of any other activity and that nothing unusual was detected.

Afghan gunman had no criminal background KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan border policeman who killed six American service members during a training mission had been on the force for three years and had no criminal background, the Interior Ministry said today. The gunman, who was killed in Monday’s shootout, opened fire as the group was on its way to shooting practice in Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border, Interior Minister Bismullah Mohammadi told reporters. He also has a brother on the force, the minister said. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the officer had enlisted as a sleeper agent in order to have an opportunity to kill foreigners. The bloodshed — which appeared to be the deadliest attack of its kind in at least two years — underscored one

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Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Mohammadi speaks during a press conference today in Kabul. of the risks in a U.S.-led program to train enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014.

Attacks on NATO troops by Afghan policemen or soldiers, although still rare, have increased as the coalition has

accelerated the program. Other problems with the rapidly growing security forces include drug use, widespread illiteracy and high rates of attrition. Also today, the Interior Ministry said Afghan gunmen attacked a construction company in Kabul province, wounding one security guard and kidnapping nine others in the mountainous Sarobi district, about 27 miles east of the capital, Kabul. Nine other guards escaped the attack, which happened Monday, said Zemeri Bashary, an Interior Ministry spokesman. The gunmen also seized several rifles. In other violence, an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan killed a NATO service member today, the military coalition said. The victim was not identified.


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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. intelligence assessment concludes that Iran has received advanced North Korean missiles capable of targeting Western European capitals and giving the Islamic Republic’s arsenal a significantly farther reach than previously disclosed. The suspected shipment — mentioned among the flood of classified State Department memos obtained by the online whistle-blower WikiLeaks — could also give Iran an important boost toward joining the powerful group of nations with intercontinental ballistic missiles, defense experts said Monday. The U.S. suspicions carry still another jolt: reinforcing international fears about the possibility of closer nuclear cooperation in the future between Iran and North Korean engineers, who have already staged atomic tests. U.S. officials presented the

claim in a meeting with top Russian security officials in late 2009 but did not offer conclusive evidence of the transfer of at least 19 so-called BM-25 missiles, according to the confidential Feb. 24 memo posted by WikiLeaks. It also noted that “Russia does not think the BM-25 exists” and questioned why there have been no Iranian tests of the missile, believed to be based on a Russian design that could be fitted with nuclear warheads. Still, the U.S.-Russia meeting found ample common ground over concerns that North Korea appears to be actively engaged with Iran in exporting weapons systems and possible nuclear expertise. A U.N. report accusing North Korea of exporting banned nuclear and missile technology to Iran, Syria and Myanmar was sent to the Security Council earlier this month.

President hardens stance TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hardening its position ahead of next week’s nuclear talks with world powers, Iran’s president vowed today his country would not make “one iota” of concessions over its nuclear rights. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that a breakthrough could be expected only if the new talks are held under “equal” conditions and if Iran’s rights are respected. “If you want results from the talks, you must put aside the devil’s temper and sit together under equal conditions on the basis of justice and respect ... and talk about various economic and nuclear fields, reach a deal and do joint work,” Ahmadinejad said in a


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college football

49ers cruise San Francisco mauls Arizona on Monday Night Football. Story/B3

On TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN - The ACC-Big Ten Challenge tips off, with Ohio State battling Florida State in the opener and North Carolina taking on Illinois in the nightcap. On ESPN2, Georgia Tech battles Northwestern in the opener and Michigan takes on Clemson in the late game.


Porters Chapel defensive lineman was selected to play in Friday’s MAIS football all-star game at Mississippi College.

sidelines Johnson, Finnegan fined for fighting

HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday morning, before the league fined Houston’s star receiver and Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan $25,000 each for their fight a day earlier. Johnson did not speak with Goodell, but left a message. Johnson said that Goodell called back and left a voicemail while the Texans were preparing to practice on Monday night. “I just think that was something that I needed to do, just to communicate with him and let him know my side,” Johnson said. “I’ll give him a call back and whenever we get a chance, we’ll talk.” Neither player was suspended after they slugged it out in the fourth quarter of Houston’s 20-0 victory. Finnegan set off the brawl by jabbing at Johnson’s neck and face mask at the line of scrimmage. Johnson ripped off Finnegan’s helmet and landed at least two punches to Finnegan’s head and neck. The two spun each other, and Finnegan tore off Johnson’s helmet before players and referees intervened. Houston (5-6) plays at Philadelphia (7-4) on Thursday night, and Johnson said he was relieved to learn that he’d be allowed to play.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 3-9-3 La. Pick 4: 6-2-5-7 Weekly results: B2

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Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli rolls out to pass against Tennessee this season.

Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis looks to pass this season against Central Florida.

Mississippi State linebacker Chris White intercepts a pass against Alabama this season.

Conerly Trophy awarded tonight Austin Davis, Chris White, Jeremiah Masoli are among the finalists By Jeff Byrd OXFORD — In a season full of great quarterback play, a defensive player might be the favorite to win the Conerly Trophy tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. Mississippi State linebacker Chris White heads a list of 10 candidates — one from each of the state’s football playing schools — for the award that is named after former New York Giants quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly. Seven quarterbacks are among the finalists, including former Pac-10 player of the year and Ole Miss transfer Jeremiah Masoli, Southern Miss starter Austin Davis, Alcorn State’s Brandon Bridge, Jackson State’s Casey Therriault, Delta State’s Micah Davis, Belhaven’s Alex Williams and Mississippi College’s Tommy

Conerly Trophy finalists • Alcorn State — Brandon Bridge • Belhaven — Alex Williams • Delta State — Micah Davis • Jackson State — Casey Therriault • Millsaps — Shane Bowser • Mississippi College — Tommy Reyer • Mississippi State — Chris White • Mississippi Valley St. — Markkus Davis • Ole Miss — Jeremiah Masoli • Southern Miss — Austin Davis Reyer. Mississippi Valley’s Markkus Davis is the only other defensive player while Millsaps running back Shane Bowser rounds out the list. White, though, might have an advantage in that his Bulldogs are 8-4, bowl-bound, and are ranked 22nd nationally in this week’s AP poll. At the least, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen feels White deserves the award. “He’s had an unbelievable

year,” Mullen said moments after the Bulldogs defended their Egg Bowl trophy with a 31-23 win over Ole Miss Saturday night. “He’s played both the will (weakside) and the mike (middle) linebacker for us this year. He’s been the MVP of our defense. He would be most deserving of the award.” The Vancleave senior had nine tackles against Ole Miss to move his season total to

104. “It’s awesome to know that I’m one of the best college players in Mississippi,” White said. “But right now, winning the Egg Bowl feels a lot better.” Southern Miss’ Davis has enjoyed a hot November. He led the Golden Eagles to an 8-4 season and a third straight bowl appearance as the team’s starting quarterback. Davis piloted Southern Miss to a 24-14 upset of a ranked opponent, Central Florida, threeweeks ago. Masoli, who led Oregon to the Rose Bowl last year before a pair of arrests led to his dismissal and subsequent transfer to Ole Miss, threw for 2,039 yards in his lone season with the Rebels. Therriault was the nation’s leading passer in the Football Championship Subdivision through 10 games before breaking his collarbone in Jackson State’s final game against Alcorn State. Therri-

ault still finished with an 8-3 record, 3,392 passing yards and 31 touchdowns to lead the Conerly finalist field. Delta State’s Micah Davis has led the Statesmen into the NCAA Division II South Regional finals against Albany State this Saturday. Delta State (9-3) routed North Alabama 47-24 Saturday in Cleveland. Alcorn State’s Bridge was the state’s best dual-threat quarterback, leading the Braves with 2,086 yards passing and 19 touchdowns along with another 621 yards rushing and six scores. Mississippi State’s Anthony Dixon won last year’s award after leading the Southeastern Conference in rushing. He plays for the San Francisco 49ers, where he is a teammate of the last defensive player to take the Conerly, former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis.

Nutt evaluates coaching changes after subpar season for Ole Miss By David Brandt The Associated Press OXFORD — Two days after completing a dismal 4-8 season, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he hasn’t decided if he will make changes to his assistant coaching staff. “What’s tough in our profession is that this was a pretty good group for two years, and then you have a bad year, and all of the sudden, they’re bad coaches,” Nutt said during a Monday press conference. “... They didn’t become bad coaches overnight. But the bottom line is, we didn’t have a good year. and so you’ve got to look at everything and that’s just what we’re doing.” The Rebels won nine games each in 2008 and 2009, including back-to-back Cotton Bowls. But Nutt’s third season in Oxford started in freefall with a shocking

loss to Jacksonville State, a team that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, and stayed that way as dismal defeats continued to mount. Nutt’s 1-7 Southeastern Conference record was his worst in 13 seasons. He spent 10 seasons at Arkansas before coming to Ole Miss. Ole Miss athletics director Pete Boone said Nutt’s contract will automatically roll over through the 2014 season, which were the terms from a handshake deal when Nutt was hired in 2007. The deal calls for a $2.7 million salary next season, $2.8 million in ’12 and $2.9 million in both 2013 and 2014. The four-year deal is the longest allowed by Mississippi state law. Boone, who met with Nutt on Monday morning for about an hour to discuss the direction of the program, said he won’t force his football coach to make any

changes with his coaching staff. “I would never do that,” Boone said. “I’m not going to get into those things. I look to the head coach to perform and he’s got to make those calls. For me to tell him to change somebody, that would be me telling him how to do his job and I’m not going to do that.” Though Ole Miss had plenty of issues that contributed to the subpar season, the most obvious was bad defense. The Rebels gave up more than 35 points per game, which was last in the SEC by a wide margin. A few injuries — most notably season-ending knee surgery for senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett — were legitimate issues, but the Rebels were still starting seven seniors most of the season. Defensive coordinator See Ole Miss, Page B4.

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Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt yells on the sideline in the second half against LSU this season.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Georgia Tech at Northwestern 6:30 p.m. ESPN - Ohio State at Florida State 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Michigan at Clemson 8:30 p.m. ESPN - North Carolina at Illinois NHL 7 p.m. Versus - St. Louis at Chicago


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Prep Basketball River Oaks blasts Tallulah Academy Jake Busby scored 10 points, but it wasn’t enough as River Oaks walloped Tallulah Academy (3-3) at home, 69-42, on Monday night. Darryl Barnes and Tony Gilley led River Oaks with 15 points apiece.

Givens, Lady Trojans roll over River Oaks Megan Givens scored a game-high 24 points to pace Tallulah Academy (6-2) to a 42-33 win over visiting River Oaks on Monday. Amber Kouac led River Oaks with eight points.

Women’s Basketball UConn takes top spot in women’s AP poll Connecticut is back as the unanimous No. 1. The Huskies have won an NCAA women’s basketball record 84 straight games and received all 40 first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday. It is the 47th straight week they sit atop the poll.

MLB Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez will be on Hall ballot NEW YORK — Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez will be on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. They join Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar, both having fallen just short in last year’s vote.

Full postseason shares fall for MLB teams NEW YORK — A full postseason share on the World Series champion San Francisco Giants was worth $317,631, down from a record $350,030 for the New York Yankees in 2009. The commissioner’s office said Monday a full share on the losing Texas Rangers was $246,280, down from $265,358 for the NL champion Philadelphia Phillies last year.

SOCCER U.S. team receives Women’s Cup draw FRANKFURT, Germany — The United States has drawn North Korea, Colombia and Sweden in group play for next summer’s Women’s World Cup. The top-ranked Americans were the last team to qualify for the 16-nation tournament, beating Italy in a home-andhome playoff on Saturday after being stunned by Mexico in the semifinals of regional qualifying. Still, the U.S. is a top seed, as are two-time defending champion Germany, Japan and Brazil. The tournament will be played June 26 to July 17 at nine sites in Germany.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 30 1987 — Bo Jackson, also an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, rushes for 221 yards to lead the Los Angeles Raiders to a 37-14 rout of the Seattle Seahawks. 1991 — San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk becomes the first freshman to capture the national rushing and scoring titles after gaining 154 yards on 27 carries in a 39-12 loss to top-ranked Miami. Faulk finished the season with 1,429 yards in nine games for a 158.7-yard rushing average. 2006 — Kobe Bryant scores 30 of his 52 points in the third quarter to lead Los Angeles to a 132-102 victory over Utah. 2008 — Oakland has only one catch by a wide receiver in its 20-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and that officially was for 0 yards by Ronald Curry on a hook-and-lateral play.

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scoreboard Division III Playoffs

nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE W New England...... 9 N.Y. Jets............. 9 Miami.................. 6 Buffalo................ 2 W Indianapolis........ 6 Jacksonville........ 6 Houston.............. 5 Tennessee.......... 5 W Baltimore............ 8 Pittsburgh........... 8 Cleveland............ 4 Cincinnati............ 2 W Kansas City........ 7 San Diego.......... 6 Oakland.............. 5 Denver................ 3


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NATIONAL CONFERENCE W N.Y. Giants......... 7 Philadelphia........ 7 Washington......... 5 Dallas.................. 3 W Atlanta................ 9 New Orleans...... 8 Tampa Bay......... 7 Carolina.............. 1 W Chicago.............. 8 Green Bay.......... 7 Minnesota........... 4 Detroit................. 2 W Seattle................ 5 St. Louis............. 5 San Francisco.... 4 Arizona............... 3


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San Francisco Arizona

14 7 3 3 — 27 3 3 0 0 — 6 First Quarter SF—Crabtree 38 pass from T.Smith (Andrus kick), 9:35. Ari—FG Feely 31, 5:56. SF—Dixon 1 run (Andrus kick), :29. Second Quarter SF—Westbrook 8 run (Andrus kick), 7:23. Ari—FG Feely 39, 2:16. Third Quarter SF—FG Andrus 38, 2:38. Fourth Quarter SF—FG Andrus 26, 12:43. A—62,308. ——— SF Ari First downs................................26..........................8 Total Net Yards.......................386......................203 Rushes-yards.....................47-261...................11-13 Passing....................................125......................190 Punt Returns..........................2-54.......................2-5 Kickoff Returns.......................2-62...................6-133 Interceptions Ret......................1-0.......................1-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 11-23-1............... 16-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost...................1-4.......................1-6 Punts...................................2-53.0..................6-47.2 Fumbles-Lost............................1-0.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards......................6-40.....................6-61 Time of Possession.............39:01...................20:59 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Francisco, Westbrook 23-136, Dixon 14-54, Gore 5-52, Morgan 1-13, T.Smith 3-6, Norris 1-0. Arizona, Wells 5-13, Hightower 5-0, Anderson 1-0. PASSING—San Francisco, T.Smith 11-23-1-129. Arizona, Anderson 16-35-1-196. RECEIVING—San Francisco, Morgan 3-28, Crabtree 2-48, V.Davis 2-32, Ginn Jr. 1-11, Zeigler 1-10, Norris 1-5, Dixon 1-(minus 5). Arizona, Doucet 5-60, Fitzgerald 4-37, Breaston 2-22, Roberts 2-21, Stephens-Howling 2-13, Wells 1-43. MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Francisco, Andrus 47 (WR), 37 (BK).

college football Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Game No. 24 Northern Illinois at Miami (Ohio), 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Oregon at Oregon St., 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Auburn vs. S. Carolina, at Atlanta, 3 p.m. No. 9 Boise St. vs. Utah St., 2 p.m. No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 13 Nebraska, at Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m. No. 12 Virginia Tech vs. No. 20 Florida St., at Charlotte, N.C., 6:45 p.m. No. 14 Nevada at Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m. No. 23 West Virginia vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m. No. 25 Hawaii vs. UNLV, 9:30 p.m.

FCS Playoffs

Second Round Saturday Western Illinois at Appalachian St., 11 a.m. Wofford at Jacksonville St., 11 a.m. Lehigh at Delaware, 11 a.m. New Hampshire at Bethune-Cookman, Noon Georgia Southern at William & Mary, 12:30 p.m. North Dakota St. at Montana St., 1 p.m. Villanova at Stephen F. Austin, 2:30 p.m. Southeast Missouri St. at E. Washington, 3 p.m.

Division II Playoffs

Quarterfinals Saturday Delta St. at Albany St., 11 a.m. Augustana, S.D. at Minnesota-Duluth, Noon Shepherd at Mercyhurst, Noon Central Missouri at Northwest Missouri St. , 1 p.m.

Quarterfinals Saturday Mary Hardin-Baylor at Wesley, 11 a.m. Alfred at Mount Union, 11 a.m. Wisconsin-Whitewater at North Central, Noon Bethel, Minn. , St. Thomas, Minn., Noon


Conference All Games W L W L South Carolina..............5 3 9 3 Florida............................4 4 7 5 Georgia..........................3 5 6 6 Tennessee.....................3 5 6 6 Kentucky........................2 6 6 6 Vanderbilt......................1 7 2 10


Conference All Games W L W L Auburn...........................8 0 12 0 Arkansas........................6 2 10 2 LSU................................6 2 10 2 Alabama........................5 3 9 3 Mississippi St..............4 4 8 4 Ole Miss.......................1 7 4 8 Saturday’s Game Auburn vs. South Carolina, at Atlanta, 3 p.m.


Conference All Games W L W L UCF...............................7 1 9 3 Southern Miss.............5 3 8 4 East Carolina.................5 3 6 6 Marshall.........................4 4 5 7 UAB...............................3 5 4 8 Memphis........................0 8 1 11

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L Tulsa..............................6 2 9 3 SMU...............................6 2 7 5 Houston.........................4 4 5 7 UTEP.............................3 5 6 6 Rice...............................3 5 4 8 Tulane............................2 6 4 8 Saturday’s Game SMU at Central Florida, 11 a.m.

——— The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Oregon (36)...........................11-0 1,475 1 2. Auburn (23)............................12-0 1,456 2 3. TCU (1)..................................12-0 1,383 4 4. Wisconsin...............................11-1 1,289 5 5. Stanford..................................11-1 1,283 7 6. Ohio St...................................11-1 1,184 8 7. Michigan St............................11-1 1,098 11 8. Arkansas................................10-2 1,094 12 9. Boise St.................................10-1 908 3 10. Oklahoma.............................10-2 886 14 11. LSU......................................10-2 856 6 12. Virginia Tech........................10-2 761 13 13. Nebraska..............................10-2 740 16 14. Nevada.................................11-1 736 19 15. Missouri................................10-2 691 15 16. Oklahoma St........................10-2 599 10 17. Alabama................................9-3 597 9 18. South Carolina......................9-3 591 18 19. Texas A&M...........................9-3 582 17 20. Florida St..............................9-3 356 22 21. Utah......................................10-2 249 23 22. Mississippi St......................8-4 224 25 23. West Virginia.........................8-3 147 — 24. N. Illinois..............................10-2 130 — 43 — 25. Hawaii...................................9-3 Others receiving votes: Arizona 34, Maryland 29, Tulsa 28, Connecticut 16, Navy 14, UCF 12, San Diego St. 5, Air Force 2, N.C. State 2.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 27, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Oregon (46)...........................11-0 1,459 1 2. Auburn (10)............................12-0 1,419 2 3. TCU (3)..................................12-0 1,343 4 4. Wisconsin...............................11-1 1,282 5 5. Stanford..................................11-1 1,233 8 6. Ohio St...................................11-1 1,213 7 7. Michigan St............................11-1 1,083 10 8. Arkansas................................10-2 1,012 12 9. Oklahoma...............................10-2 943 13 10. Boise St...............................10-1 869 3 11. Virginia Tech........................10-2 843 14 12. LSU......................................10-2 796 6 13. Nebraska..............................10-2 773 15 14. Missouri................................10-2 666 16 15. Oklahoma St........................10-2 661 9 16. South Carolina......................9-3 626 17 17. Nevada.................................11-1 621 19 18. Texas A&M...........................9-3 503 18 19. Alabama................................9-3 501 11 20. Florida St..............................9-3 353 21 21. Utah......................................10-2 291 22 22. Mississippi St......................8-4 223 25 23. Northern Illinois....................10-2 130 NR 24. West Virginia.........................8-3 110 NR 25. Central Florida......................9-3 62 NR Others receiving votes: Arizona 47; Hawaii 40; Maryland 34; North Carolina State 18; San Diego State 11; Navy 4; Tulsa 3; Air Force 1; Iowa 1; South Florida 1.

BCS Standings

Nov. 28, 2010 Avg Pv 1. Auburn...............................9779..........................2 2. Oregon..............................9777..........................1 3. TCU...................................9167..........................3 4. Stanford.............................8413..........................6 5. Wisconsin..........................8185..........................7 6. Ohio St..............................7632..........................8 7. Arkansas...........................7189........................12 8. Michigan St. ....................6980........................10 9. Oklahoma..........................6780........................13 10. LSU.................................6067..........................5 11. Boise St..........................5805..........................4 12. Missouri...........................5148........................14 13. Nebraska.........................5071........................15 14. Oklahoma St...................4630..........................9 15. Virginia Tech...................4396........................16 16. Alabama..........................4201........................11 17. Nevada............................4043........................19 18. Texas A&M.....................3910........................17 19. South Carolina................3817........................18 20. Utah.................................2254........................20 21. Florida St........................2125........................22 22. Mississippi St................1630........................25 23. Arizona............................0713........................21 24. West Virginia...................0542.......................NR 25. N. Illinois.........................0482.......................NR

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prep football MHSAA Playoffs

Championship games Class 1A Class 2A Class 6A Class 3A Class 4A Class 5A -

At Jackson Friday’s Games Durant vs. Mount Olive, 11 a.m. Calhoun City vs. Lumberton, 3 p.m. South Panola vs. Meridian, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Aberdeen vs. Forest, 11 a.m. Lafayette Co. vs. North Pike, 3 p.m. West Point vs. Brookhaven, 7 p.m. ———

LHSAA Playoffs Semifinals

All games Friday at 7 p.m. Class 5A West Monroe vs. Westgate St. Thomas More vs. Acadiana Class 4A Edna Karr vs. Teurlings Catholic Franklinton vs. O.P. Walker Class 3A Notre Dame vs. Parkview Baptist Patterson vs. West Feliciana Class 2A John Curtis vs. East Feliciana Evangel Christian vs. St. Charles Class 1A South Plaquemines vs. Ouachita Christian Oberlin vs. White Castle

——— The AP Top 25

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................12 New York.......................9 New Jersey...................6 Toronto..........................6 Philadelphia...................4

L 4 9 11 11 13

Pct .750 .500 .353 .353 .235

Southeast Division

W Orlando..........................12 Atlanta...........................11 Miami.............................10 Charlotte........................6 Washington....................5

L 4 7 8 11 11

Central Division

W Chicago.........................9 Indiana...........................8 Cleveland.......................7 Detroit............................6 Milwaukee......................6

L 6 7 9 11 11

GB — 4 6 1/2 6 1/2 8 1/2

Pct .750 .611 .556 .353 .313

GB — 2 3 6 1/2 7

Pct .600 .533 .438 .353 .353

GB — 1 2 1/2 4 4


W San Antonio...................14 Dallas.............................13 New Orleans.................12 Memphis........................7 Houston.........................5

L 2 4 5 10 12

Pct .875 .765 .706 .412 .294

Northwest Division

W Utah...............................14 Oklahoma City...............12 Denver...........................10 Portland.........................8 Minnesota......................4

L 5 6 6 8 13

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................13 Golden State.................8 Phoenix..........................8 Sacramento...................4 L.A. Clippers..................3

L 4 9 9 11 15

Pct .737 .667 .625 .500 .235

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 7 1/2 9 1/2 GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 9

Pct GB .765 — .471 5 .471 5 .267 8 .167 10 1/2

Monday’s Games Miami 105, Washington 94 Oklahoma City 95, New Orleans 89 Dallas 101, Houston 91 Utah 109, Milwaukee 88 Today’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Orlando, 6 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Memphis at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. Portland at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 5 Kansas St. 85, Emporia St. 61 No. 11 Baylor 90, Prairie View 45 Virginia 87, No. 15 Minnesota 79 Today’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. at Florida St., 6:30 p.m. No. 7 Connecticut vs. New Hampshire, 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Syracuse vs. Cornell, 6 p.m. No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 16 Georgetown, 8 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky vs. Boston University, 6 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee vs. Middle Tenn., 6:30 p.m. No. 20 Illinois vs. North Carolina, 8:30 p.m. No. 23 Washington vs. Long Beach St., 10 p.m. No. 25 Notre Dame vs. Indiana St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Duke vs. No. 6 Michigan St., 8:30 p.m. No. 3 Pittsburgh vs. Duquesne, 8 p.m. No. 14 Memphis vs. Arkansas St., 7 p.m. No. 18 Florida at UCF, 6 p.m. No. 19 Texas vs. Lamar, 7 p.m. No. 21 BYU at Creighton, 7:05 p.m. No. 22 Purdue at Virginia Tech, 6:30 p.m. No. 24 UNLV at Illinois St., 7:05 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Monday’s Games William Carey 86, Union University 74 Mississippi College 85, Schreiner 80 North Alabama 95, Delta St. 75 Today’s Games Belhaven at Pensacola Christian, 5:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Miami, 6 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Mississippi St., 7 p.m Wednesday’s Games Alcorn St. at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m.

Monday’s Scores

EAST Hofstra 58, Rider 48 La Salle 65, Delaware St. 61

Navy 81, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 68 Providence 92, Cent. Connecticut St. 57 Quinnipiac 75, Maine 67 Seton Hall 69, St. Peter’s 49 UNC Wilmington 73, George Washington 69 Wagner 77, Bucknell 73 SOUTH Belmont 87, Tennessee St. 72 Campbell 77, Johnson C. Smith 64 Davidson 69, Monmouth, N.J. 53 Fairleigh Dickinson 83, Longwood 78 Florida A&M 93, Webber 70 Loyola, Md. 73, Morgan St. 67 Marshall 88, Fla. International 79 Nicholls St. 89, Southern, NO 52 S.C.-Upstate 93, UNC Asheville 91, OT UAB 78, Troy 57 UNC Greensboro 82, N. Carolina A&T 70 VMI 151, Cent. Pennsylvania 92 MIDWEST Boise St. 80, N. Illinois 51 Cleveland St. 58, Robert Morris 53 IUPUI 103, Indiana-East 80 Kansas St. 85, Emporia St. 61 N. Dakota St. 88, Valley City St. 55 Virginia 87, Minnesota 79 Wichita St. 71, UMKC 52 SOUTHWEST Baylor 90, Prairie View 45 TCU 81, Southern Cal 69 FAR WEST Idaho St. 69, Montana Tech 57 Seattle 72, Montana St. 70

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 28, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65)................................6-0 1,625 1 2. Ohio St....................................5-0 1,530 3 3. Pittsburgh................................7-0 1,488 5 4. Kansas....................................6-0 1,402 6 5. Kansas St...............................5-1 1,263 4 6. Michigan St.............................5-1 1,250 2 7. Connecticut.............................5-0 1,188 — 8. Syracuse.................................6-0 1,085 9 9. Missouri...................................5-0 984 11 10. Kentucky...............................4-1 890 8 11. Baylor....................................4-0 844 12 12. Villanova................................5-1 807 7 13. Tennessee............................5-0 779 24 14. Memphis................................5-0 758 14 15. Minnesota..............................6-0 754 15 16. Georgetown...........................6-0 701 16 17. San Diego St........................5-0 594 18 18. Florida...................................5-1 553 16 19. Texas....................................5-1 484 20 20. Illinois....................................6-1 435 19 21. BYU.......................................6-0 369 23 22. Purdue...................................5-1 318 10 23. Washington...........................2-2 270 13 24. UNLV.....................................6-0 255 — 25. Notre Dame..........................7-0 126 — Others receiving votes: West Virginia 95, Louisville 94, Gonzaga 51, North Carolina 41, Vanderbilt 25, Richmond 24, Virginia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 6, Texas A&M 6, Old Dominion 5, Cincinnati 3, Va. Commonwealth 3, Wichita St. 3, Iowa St. 2, Cleveland St. 1. Ballots Online:

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 28, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (31)................................6-0 775 1 2. Ohio State...............................5-0 728 3 3. Pittsburgh................................7-0 712 5 4. Kansas....................................6-0 683 6 588 4 5. Kansas State..........................5-1 6. Michigan State........................5-1 583 2 7. Syracuse.................................6-0 571 10 8. Missouri...................................5-0 464 12 9. Connecticut.............................5-0 428 — 10. Baylor....................................4-0 405 13 11. Kentucky...............................4-1 403 9 12. Villanova................................5-1 377 7 13. Minnesota..............................6-0 372 17 14. Georgetown...........................6-0 351 16 15. Memphis................................5-0 318 15 16. Florida...................................5-1 316 14 17. Tennessee............................5-0 314 24 18. Purdue...................................5-1 252 8 19. San Diego State...................6-0 229 22 20. Texas....................................5-1 216 21 21. Illinois....................................6-1 203 19 22. Washington...........................3-2 195 11 23. UNLV.....................................6-0 122 — 24. Gonzaga................................3-2 110 18 25. BYU.......................................6-0 103 — Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 61, North Carolina 39, West Virginia 35, Louisville 25, Virginia Tech 23, Vanderbilt 12, Wisconsin 10, New Mexico 9, Richmond 9, Butler 8, Northwestern 5, Temple 5, Arizona 4, Mississippi State 3, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 3, Cincinnati 2, Wichita State 2, Old Dominion 1, Utah State 1.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Without Gore, 49ers wipe out Cardinals GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — If San Francisco is able to pick up the pieces of its shattered early season and win the NFC West, it probably will have to do it without star running back Frank Gore. Brian Westbrook’s performance in relief of the injured Gore in the 49ers’ 27-6 victory over free-falling Arizona on Monday night makes that prospect a bit easier to take. “When our unquestioned leader goes down, you definitely feel some type of sorrow about what’s going on,” quarterback Troy Smith said of Gore, who broke his right hip, “but we had to keep pressing on. In his words, the only thing that matters is a win.” Gore was hurt in San Francisco’s first series, then briefly tried to come back before going out for good in the second period. NFL Network reported that his injury is season-ending. He gained 25 and 15 yards in his first two carries, a sign of things to come against an Arizona defense that entered the game last in the league in points allowed. The 49ers rushed for 261 yards, by far their season high and the most allowed by the Cardinals this season. Westbrook, who led the league in rushing in 2007, was released a year ago after eight, often-spectacular seasons with Philadelphia, a move caused by a combination of his age and injury history as well as the $7.5 million he would have been due this season. He signed with San Francisco on Aug. 16, but had hardly played at all until Gore went down Monday. “He is a pro. When he came in we told him that it is a long year and when your number is going to be called be ready to step up,” Singletary said. “He is a bright guy, works hard and plays his role. Tonight he had to step up and he did.” While the 49ers (4-7) climbed

By Brett Martel The Associated Press

The associated press

San Francisco 49ers running back Brian Westbrook, center, rushes for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. Westbrook rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 27-6 victory. to within one game of co-leaders St. Louis and Seattle in football’s worst division, Arizona (3-8) lost its sixth in a row, then quarterback Derek Anderson lost his temper when a reporter repeatedly asked why he was laughing on the sidelines with his team down by 18. “It wasn’t funny. I wasn’t laughing about anything,” Anderson said. But, the reporter persisted, the television camera showed him laughing with offensive guard Deuce Lutui. “I’m just telling you right now what I do every single week. Every single week I put my freaking heart and soul into this,” Anderson shouted. “... I don’t go out there and laugh. It’s not funny. Nothing’s funny to me. I don’t want to go out there and get embarrassed on Monday night football.” While Arizona’s offense was

bad, the defense — especially up front — was worse. Westbrook, who had 9 yards on five carries all season, carried 29 times for 136 yards and a touchdown in his 21st career 100-yard game, but first since Dec. 7, 2008, for Philadelphia against the New York Giants. He was happy for the chance to show what he still can do. “I think we have a lot of young guys, some of them have seen some of the things I’ve been able to do over the course of my career, some of them just don’t know,” he said. “They just see a guy running around the practice field. For me it meant a lot to have an opportunity to go out there and play and have an opportunity to have success.” San Francisco, beaten at home by Tampa Bay 21-0 last week, improved to 3-1 since Troy Smith became starting quarterback.


Petty back in control of his team CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty will once again run his race team and participate in day-to-day operations as chairman of the new ownership group that was announced Monday. The assets of Richard Petty Motorsports have been sold from George Gillett Jr. to an investment group that consists of Petty, Medallion Financial Corp., and DGP Investments. “Today is a great day for me, my family, our fans and our wonderful sponsors,” Petty said in a statement that listed 10 partners that “have supported me through thick and thin and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.” RPM will field cars for AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose in 2011. The transfer of assets has been in the works for several weeks because of Gillett’s ongoing financial problems. Debt-laden English soccer club Liverpool recently was sold despite the objection of Gillett and business partner Tom Hicks. And a U.S. hedge fund is suing Gillett over what the firm says is more than $117 million in debt he racked up investing in Liverpool. Petty owned just a small take in the organization during Gillett’s two-year ownership run of RPM. The seven-time NASCAR champion seemed at times to be nothing but a figurehead, while the Gillett family ran the team. But Petty worked the final two months of the season to regain control of the team, and the new ownership group was revealed Monday. Medallion Financial is a publicly traded investment company that has Hank Aaron among its key board

New Orleans’ offense finds footing in win

Richard Petty walks toward the track last week at Homestead-Miami Speedway before the Ford 400. members. “We could not be happier to be able to acquire these assets together,” said Andrew Murstein, president of Medallion. “Richard is one of the greatest names, not only in NASCAR, but in all sports. His name and image are a world recognized brand with unlimited potential to grow and expand in racing. “Ample working capital has been invested in the company to ensure this great team and legend will not only continue to perform, but will thrive and be back in the winner’s circle.”

DGB Investments is a company owned by Douglas Bergeron, the CEO of VeriFone Systems, Inc. “With Richard Petty’s unmatched name and reputation in the motorsports industry, I know this investment is well-timed to succeed,” Bergeron said. It’s Petty’s second partnership with investment groups. In 2008, he gave up majority control of the team his family had run since 1949 to Boston Ventures. That move gave Boston Ventures employees the roles of chairman and CEO, while Petty was relegated to a participant in the day-to-day operations. The move was necessary because the team, then known as Petty Enterprises, had fallen so far behind the competition both on the track and on the business side. Medallion was believed to have been one of the investment groups interested in Petty at the time Boston Ventures completed its deal. But Boston Ventures time with the team was short-lived: Just six months later, Petty was working on a merger with Gillett’s race team. The merger at the start of 2009 was necessary to keep both Gillett-Evernham Motorsports and Petty’s team afloat after the economic collapse months earlier. Although the new team — what’s now known as RPM — returned to Victory Lane with Kasey Kahne, the financial issues were never resolved and the organization operated on a week-to-week basis the final two months of this season.

The 49ers came out with great emotion, in stark contrast to Arizona. Singletary was asked about Vernon Davis having tears in his eyes before the kickoff. “Vernon is always a guy that’s very emotional,” Singletary said. “He loves the game. He loves football. Our guys know that. He’s a guy that makes a big difference. There were a few guys with tears in their eyes before the game. It was interesting.” Arizona, two-time defending division champion, has not lost this many in a row since dropping eight straight in 2006, Dennis Green’s final season as coach. “Personally, I’m embarrassed,” wide receiver Steve Breaston said. “I don’t know what to do. I just to keep working hard. It’s really frustrating.”

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense appear to have recaptured their championship form. In winning four straight and five of six games, New Orleans has gotten the prolific offensive production the team enjoyed throughout its 2009 Super Bowl season. Some key statistical averages for the past six games, during which the Saints posted four double-digit victory margins, compare favorably to the numbers the Saints put up while leading the league in offense in 2009. “We’ve just taken a very aggressive mentality,” Brees said. “We’re kind of getting back to our brand of football with great tempo obviously, a lot of formations, a lot of personnel groups, a lot of guys involved, taking shots” down field. Starting with their 31-6 win at Tampa Bay on Oct. 17, the Saints (8-3) have posted sixgame averages of 417.2 yards of offense, 307.5 yards passing and 29.3 points. Those figures are well above their full 11-game averages of 382.3 total offensive yards, 286.5 yards passing and 23.5 points. During the 2009 regular season, en route to their first NFL championship, the Saints led the NFL with averages of 403.8 yards of offense and 31.9 points, while ranking fourth in yards passing with 272.2 per game. Brees has said several times that New Orleans’ 2010 offense has the potential to be as good as the Saints have ever fielded. There were times when such comments had the air of a team leader just trying to stay positive. Lately, however, there is real evidence that Brees was on to something, particularly in light of

Brees is SI’s top sportsman NEW YORK (AP) — Drew Brees was honored as Sports Illustrated’s sportsman of the year for his championship on the field and his charity off it. Brees became the award’s 57th recipient when the magazine made the announcement Tuesday on the “Today” show. The quarterback led the longsuffering New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title in February, lifting the spirits of the hurricane-battered city. who was injured during the unit’s recent outburst. Pierre Thomas, the Saints’ leading rusher from last season, has missed eight games with a sprained left ankle, including the last six games in which the Saints have hit the 30-point mark five times. Reggie Bush, who when playing well is a dynamic threat in the running and passing games, missed five of the past six games and played poorly in his return at Dallas, dropping what looked like a sure touchdown pass and fumbling a punt return. Tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed the past two games as well as most of New Orleans’ 34-3 win at Carolina on Oct. 31 after bruising his ribs on a TD catch early in that game. Sean Payton, whose Saints offenses have led the NFL in three of his four full seasons as a head coach, said his entire receiving corps worked admirably with Brees, waiting patiently for opportunities and understanding that he spreads passes around democratically.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


TCU makes big Thunder silences Hornets with 14-0 run leap to Big East By The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU is getting out of future debates about whether the Horned Frogs deserve to be in a BCS game. They are joining a league with automatic access. The Frogs won’t have to be a BCS buster when they move to the Big East Conference, starting with the 2012 season. Win their new league and they will be guaranteed a spot in one of the big-money games. In the latest restructuring of the college football landscape, TCU’s board of trustees unanimously approved an invitation Monday to join the Big East in football and all other sports. The move from the Mountain West Conference becomes official July 1, 2012. TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said gaining automatic-qualifying status “was a big factor” in the move and gives the Horned Frogs “the greatest opportunity to compete for the national championship.” The Big East, currently with eight football teams, has one of six automatic BCS slots. “Access got easier, not the road,” said Frogs coach Gary Patterson, whose third-ranked Frogs (12-0) wrapped up their second consecutive undefeated regular season and Mountain West title with a 66-17 win at New Mexico on Saturday. TCU is third in the BCS standings — the highestranked non-automatic qualifying team — and is in line for a chance to play for the national championship if Auburn or Oregon lose next weekend. The Frogs likely will play in the Rose Bowl if Auburn and Oregon both win. “Who would have thought five years ago that the guaranteed fallback position is, you’re going to the Rose Bowl, and one loss you’re in the national championship?” Del Conte told a room filled with supporters and staff. “We’re going to Pasadena, let’s get fired up. We’re going to the Big East, let’s get fired up. ... It’s a great time to be a Frog.” The pending departure of TCU continues a big shuffle

college football for the Mountain West, which last summer announced that Boise State was leaving the WAC to join its league in 2011. That was expected to bolster the strength of the MWC and put the league in better position for possibly gaining an automatic BCS berth in the future. But now so much has changed. Utah is leaving the Mountain West for the expanded Pac-12 and BYU is going independent. Fresno State and Nevada, and maybe Hawaii, are going from the WAC to the MWC in 2012 after TCU leaves. “Today’s intercollegiate athletics environment is very fluid,” Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson said in a statement. “Our board of directors and directors of athletics, as they have throughout the history of the MWC and with even more focus recently, will continue to analyze the landscape and chart our course in the context of ongoing changes.” Thompson said there were “conversations already under way with potential future members.” Del Conte said losing BYU and Utah was a “significant blow” to the Mountain West. “It was not the same league that we joined,” he said. “It’s not the same home that we bought, it’s not same home we were invited to, and things changed, the landscape changed.” Boise State president Bob Kustra called TCU’s decision disappointing “but not entirely surprising given the stakes of automatic qualification in the BCS bowl system and relative lack of access for non-AQ conferences.” He said the Mountain West was still a good fit for his school. TCU could help the MWC land an automatic bid to the BCS after the Frogs are gone. TCU’s excellent 2010 (and it’s 2011 performance) will count toward the MWC’s resume when the conferences are evaluated after the 2011 season.

Kevin Durant doesn’t mind taking a back seat when Russell Westbrook is taking over a game in crunch time. Westbrook scored 12 of his 25 points during a decisive 14-0 run late in the fourth quarter and also had 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the New Orleans Hornets 95-89 on Monday night. “This is the new Russell,” Durant said. “He’s just taking over games and controlling the games. That’s what we need for us to win.” Westbrook scored six in a row to tie the game, then kept going with a driving layup and a 3-pointer that put the Thunder up 88-81 with 1:38 to play. After the 3-pointer, he mocked slamming guns down into holsters at his side. “Sometimes when my teammates are down and not making shots, it’s an opportunity for me to be able to step up and help us win the game,” Westbrook said. Westbrook has been the go-to guy down the stretch for Oklahoma City recently with Durant and Jeff Green struggling to knock down shots consistently. Over the past three games, Durant and Green are a combined 37-for-109 (34 percent) from the field. Durant finished with 26 points, but 12 came from the free-throw line — including four in the final minute that helped clinch it. His biggest contribution in the decisive stretch was slowing down David West, who led New Orleans with 20 points but missed six straight shots as Oklahoma City pulled ahead. “This game is all about wins. As a leader, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to win. I think that I did that tonight,” Durant said. “That’s a part of

my growth as a player.” Chris Paul added 17 points, 14 assists and five steals as the Hornets lost for the fourth time in five games after an 11-1 start. “I thought we competed our tails off tonight on the road in a tough back-to-back,” New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. “The ball didn’t go down. It happens in this league. If you hold a team like that to 95 points, you give yourself a chance.” Westbrook missed 10 of his first 15 shots and committed eight turnovers but did away with all those struggles in his

final flurry. He made his final four attempts and didn’t turn the ball over in the final 6 minutes as Oklahoma City wiped away an 81-75 deficit. “He’s an All-Star. He probably won’t get the votes, unless somebody puts him in the game,” Williams said. “That guy is playing at a level that you scout for him for about 10 or 15 minutes of your practice because his pick-and-roll, he’s shooting the ball now, he gets to the free-throw line about 10 times a game. “If you said that and just left the (identity) blank, you’d say that’s an All-Star.”

Mavs 101, Rockets 91 Caron Butler scored 13 of his 19 points during a decisive third-quarter run, Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Mavericks stretched their winning streak to six games with a victory over the Rockets.

Jazz 109, Bucks 88 Al Jefferson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Jazz to a victory over injury-depleted Milwaukee.

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the program. “Maybe a little casualness from our coaches after two nine-win seasons that I’m sure they won’t repeat,” Boone said. “And maybe a little arrogance from some of the older players after two nine-win seasons. Hopefully they’ll learn you’ve got to earn your stripes every day.” Both Boone and Nutt said despite the recent issues, they were confident the program would rebound quickly. Nutt promised an intense offseason workout program that would weed out troublemakers. The Rebels constantly battled off the field issues this season — with multiple players suspended from issues ranging from academics to theft.

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New Orleans Hornets forward David West shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jeff Green Monday.

LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away steadily to beat Washington, keeping the Wizards winless away from home this season.


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Ole Miss Tyrone Nix received a threeyear contract and a raise to $500,000 per year last winter after leading the Rebels to two solid defensive seasons in 2008 and 2009. But he couldn’t find the right formula this fall as the Rebels gave up loads of big plays nearly every game. “You go back to that work ethic,” Nutt said. “You go back to that attitude. You go back to those players who make a complete commitment. It’s not easy being a collegiate football player in the SEC. It takes an unbelievable love for it. It’s dedication. It’s discipline.” Boone said there were several factors that led to the disappointing season, but echoed Nutt’s evalutation that one of the causes could have been a lack of intensity surrounding

Jeff Green and Thabo Sefolosha added 13 points apiece for the Thunder, who bounced back from a one-point loss in Houston a night earlier. Emeka Okafor had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Trevor Ariza and Marco Belinelli scored 10 each as New Orleans faded in the second half for a second straight night. The Hornets were outscored 55-34 in the second half of a 109-95 loss at San Antonio on Sunday. This time, they took control in the third quarter but were unable to hold on. After a 4-for-12 start, West hit three straight baskets to finish a 13-1 run that put New Orleans ahead 65-57 in the third quarter. The Thunder chipped away and got back within 76-75 when Durant’s two-handed fast-break dunk turned into a three-point play.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Eagle Eye” — Two strangers, Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, become pawns of a mysterious woman who threatens their friends and family and uses technology to control their actions./6:30 on FX n SPORTS College basketball — The ACC-Big Ten Challenge tips off, with Ohio State battling Florida State in the opener and North Carolina taking on Illinois in the Shia LaBeouf nightcap./6:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Biggest Loser” — The six remaining contestants learn that the players who stay above both a red line and a yellow line at the weigh-in will make the final four; Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin tests the players’ stamina in five exercises./8 on NBC

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 Robert Guillaume, actor, 83; Dick Clark, TV personality-producer, 81; Ridley Scott, movie director, 73; Mandy Patinkin, actor, 58; Jeannie Kendall, country singer, 56; Billy Idol, singer, 55; Ben Stiller, actor-director, 45; Sandra Oh, actress, 40; Mindy McCready, country singer, 35; Clay Aiken, singer, 32; Elisha Cuthbert, actress, 28. n DEATHS Irvin Kershner — The man who directed the Star Wars sequel “The Empire Strikes Back” and the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again” has died at age 87. Kershner died Saturday at his Los Angeles home following a 3 1/2-year battle with lung cancer, said longtime friend and Hollywood publicist Dick Guttman. Kershner already had made a number of well-received movies when he was hired by George Irvin Kershner Lucas to direct “Empire,” which was the second produced but fifth in the “Star Wars” chronology. Stephen J. Solarz — A former New York Congressman and a foreign affairs expert who in 1986 revealed the extravagance of Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, including her 3,000 pairs of shoes, died Monday. Solarz, 70, also angered many of his fellow Democrats when in 1991 he co-sponsored the resolution authorizing President George H. W. Bush to wage the first war against Iraq. A year later, he lost his seat in a dramatically redrawn Brooklyn district that he had served since 1974. Solarz’s son-in-law Glen Prickett said the nine-term congressman died at George Washington Hospital in Washington after a four-year battle with cancer of the esophagus.


Douglas optimistic about recovery, work Michael Douglas will find out in January if the throat cancer he announced over the summer has been eliminated and the 66-year-old actor is already looking forward to his next movie role. Douglas tells the weekly Hollywood Reporter that he’ll play the title part in Steven Soderberghs “Liberace,” which is set to begin shooting in May or June. He says that his cancer diagnosis has brought him closer to his father, Kirk Douglas, and that the disease “has shown me what family is.”

Depp says Disney hated his Sparrow Johnny Depp’s flamboyant portrayal of Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” was good enough for an Oscar nomination, but the actor says Disney was less than thrilled. Depp talked about it in an interview with rocker Patti Smith for the January edition of Vanity Fair magazine. Depp said Disney “couldn’t stand” his Sparrow and one person there even asked if Johnny Sparrow was gay. Depp told the Disney execuDepp tive “all my characters are gay,” and he said that “really made her nervous.” Depp’s next role is in the movie “The Tourist” with Angelina Jolie. It opens Dec. 10.

No bail for producer accused in slaying A reality TV producer charged with killing his wife in Mexico will not be released from a Los Angeles jail while he fights extradition, a federal judge ruled Monday. Former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman did not demonstrate a special circumstance that would warrant his release on bail, U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal said. She said that his arguments that he should be released so he could help care for his young children were not unique. Although she was not required to, Segal also ruled that BeresfordRedman posed a flight risk. He faces charges of aggravated homicide in the death of his wife, Monica, during a vacation in Cancun in April.

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Woman rescued from pickup in tree Rescue crews had to use ropes and ladders to retrieve a western Pennsylvania woman from her pickup after it ran off a road and landed in tree tops about 30 feet above ground in a ravine. Police said they’ll be citing 33-year-old Dana Bowser for driving too fast for conditions on Route 68 near Evans City. That’s about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh. State police said Bowser lost control near a culvert that carries the highway over Connoquenessing Creek. Police said Bowser told them the road was icy. Rescue workers said Bowser was conscious and able to communicate with workers. Most importantly, they said she didn’t panic as they worked to reach her in the precarious position. She was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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Ferguson welcomes French copycat to show By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — Craig Ferguson uncorked an on-air rant last week after finding out that portions of his “Late Late Show” were being hijacked and copied by a French TV host. But then on Monday, Ferguson buried the hatchet and introduced America to the boyish cutup known in France simply as Arthur, as he made a surprise guest appearance. At the top of the CBS show, Arthur was seen solo, wearing a wide grin and greeting the audience. “What are you doing?” squawked Ferguson, stepping into the picture. “I’m doing the show,” replied Arthur. “You’re doing MY show,” said Ferguson. “You’re copying ME!” As proof, he presented the title sequence of “Tonight With Arthur,” which was almost identical in side-byside comparison to that of “The Late Late Show” — only with snippets of Paris substituted for Los Angeles, and Arthur (also pounding on a drum kit and splashing in a fountain) swapped for Ferguson. “That was not a COPY,” Arthur argued in his thick accent. “It was an homage.” “What about this morning, when I saw you walking my dog?” Ferguson pressed on. “Also a tribute to your unique talents. And your dog really needs a bath.” “And what about last night, when I caught you kissing my wife?” “Another tribute to you. And, by the way, your wife also really

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On TV The “Late Late Show” is on CBS at 11:35 p.m. Monday through Friday. needs a bath.” “You’re just copying everything I do,” said Ferguson. “YOU’RE just copying everything I do,” said Arthur. Tribute, schmibute. Ferguson had radiated comedic ire on his Nov. 22 show, taped just hours after he learned on Twitter about Arthur’s so-called homage. That night Ferguson shared with viewers another clip displaying Arthur’s fondness for hand puppets, including a sassy shark, that seem lifted from Ferguson’s own prop closet. “If you’re going to steal from a show,” Ferguson appealed

Avec Arthur”, fifth from right, on the set of the “Late Late Show” in Los Angeles.

to Arthur in his self-mocking monologue that night, “what about a GOOD show like ‘Lost’ or ‘The Wire’? Don’t steal from THIS show! That’s like taking pants from a hobo!” A guest that night happened to be TV personality and wideranging commentator Ben Stein, who, as a lawyer, among other things, prompted Ferguson to ask if he had legal recourse against Arthur. “I think I’ve got whiplash,” Ferguson explained. Replied Stein, characteristically deadpan, “I strongly recommend you sue.” Here, it seemed, was brazen theft of intellectual property without so much as a “S’il vous plait”! “Our first reaction had been: You gotta be kidding me!” said producer Michael Naidus on Monday. “But then, as with pretty much everything that

happens to us on the show, we looked for the best way to make it funny and entertaining. And in this case, that didn’t seem to involve lawyers.” Executive producer Peter Lassally added, “At one point Craig asked us, ‘How should I be feeling about this?’ And we said, ‘You should be amused by this.”’ “Tonight With Arthur” premiered in November on France’s Comedy! cable channel, but the host, whose real name is Jacques Essebag, is a 44-year-old veteran of numerous French radio and TV talk shows. Over the weekend, he contacted Ferguson by phone. “Craig spoke to Arthur for a few minutes,” Naidus said, “and quickly determined that the guy is a pretty big fan of ‘The Late Late Show.”’

Kardashian sisters want out of debit-card deal NEW YORK (AP) — The Kardashian sisters are seeking to cut ties with a venture that sold prepaid debit cards under their name after coming under attack for the card’s high fees. The card, which launched three weeks ago, was aimed at young adults, the same group that watches the sisters’ hit cable TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” An attorney for the sisters sent a letter Monday to parties affiliated with the card asking them to immediately stop using the names and images of the three sisters. The notice came after Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal warned on Friday that he would investigate the program to see if it violated state laws to protect consumers. He called the card’s fees “predatory.” The Kardashians — Kim, Khloe and Kourtney — launched the card on Nov. 10, with much fanfare. The “Kardashian Kard” includes a picture of the trio on one side, and the sisters said at the time of the launch they were “excited ... to create their very own finan-

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The initial feels were just the start. After those six or 12 months are up, it costs $7.95 a month to keep using the card. Users have to pay $1.50 to withdraw cash from an ATM, and $1 to check their balance. Talking to a customer representative on the phone costs $1.50 for each call, and canceling the card costs $6. Losing the card results in a charge of $9.95. If the loss is reported within two days, then losses are limited to $50. But if the loss or theft is not reported, and the issuer believes the user knew it was lost or stolen, then losses could be as high as $500, according to the terms and conditions on the Kardashian Kard website. Those fees caught the attention of Blumenthal, who said Friday that he was investigating the card because of the fees and its appeal to financially unsophisticated young adults.

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Parents try to counter children’s claim of ‘all my friends can’ Dear Abby: My children think that “because their friends can” they should be able to get, buy or do something. I encounter this problem often, especially when it’s bedtime. My children are 10 and 13, and they need to learn to appreciate the good parents they have because we don’t give in to all of their requests. Abby, any suggestions that may help us with this situation would be appreciated. — Good Parents in Woodstock, Ill. Dear Good Parents: At 10 and 13, your children are old enough to understand the concept that not all families are alike. Because a friend of theirs enjoys a privilege or has something they don’t have does not mean that your children must. I wish you had been more



specific about the problem that occurs at bedtime. If they are arguing about the hour, they need to understand that for them to perform well in school they need a solid night’s sleep. It is well-known that sleepdeprived kids can’t learn. If your children are asking for “things,” then let me remind you that parents who grant a child’s every wish fail to teach that child one of life’s most important lessons: how to cope with disappointment. So please don’t feel guilty about drawing the line, or asking your children how


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Exciting times romantically could be ahead, when you meet someone who has much in common with you. There are excellent chances the relationship will turn out to be a permanent match. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A unique situation might develop in which you start out doing a favor for another, but end up with large gains occurring for you as well, due to a surprise twist. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A staunch supporter working behind the scenes on your behalf will help you fulfill an ambitious aim. When you hear about it, you will be thankful for his/ her aid. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Because you are both observant and a quick learner, you may discover a solution to a nagging problem that has been bugging you for far too long. It’ll be just what you need. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A mutually satisfactory arrangement can be worked out between you and another person, because each has something the other needs. Both will be willing to give a little to get a lot. Aries (March 21-April 19) — This is one of those days where you won’t need any time to ponder in detail before acting. You’re a quick thinker, and your on-the-spot decisions are right on the money. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Some kind of favorable change, which neither you nor anybody else ever thought would happen, is likely to take place at work. It’ll be the kind of thing that will please everybody. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You don’t mind working alone, but in most cases prefer to work alongside others. You will deliberately seek out someone who needs you as much as you need them. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Whether you’re trying to sell an idea or a product to others, let it be known that you’ll stand behind your words 100 percent. Once you build confidence in someone, you can build a sale. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t be surprised if you are even more popular than usual. It’s one of those days when your finer qualities are very much in evidence and catnip to others, especially your wit and charm. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This could be a better than usual day to go shopping, because you’re likely to stumble across a discounted item that you’ve wanted for a long time but always felt was too expensive to buy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re likely to discover that two people you knew but had never been close to have a lot in common with you. As a result, you are apt to develop a close friendship with them. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Two new sources that you stumble across could turn out to be good income generators. One is old and reliable, but chances are the other will be brand-new and untested.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I realize this is not 100 percent the way it is, but at least it sets a trend. I’m 19 and have been dating Josh for over a year, and we really care for each other. The neat thing is that he hopes someday to be my husband and I’d like to be his wife. One of the reasons Josh respects me so much is that I have said no to sex. The first time we dated, I made it clear we would not have a sexual relationship, and he has never tried to pressure me into changing my mind. My two best girlfriends have chosen to be sexually active and both have had multiple boyfriends. Their relationships never seem to last. I’m writing this letter to all the girls who think that a sexual relationship is a good way to keep a boyfriend. They’re wrong. It’s the fastest way to lose him. — Coralee, Oklahoma City. Coralee: Thanks for sharing with our teen readers. I receive a high volume of mail that tells the same story. Dr. Wallace: Whenever I’m placed in an unpleasant situation, I get sweaty palms. The sweat almost drips from them. Of course, this causes me a lot of embarrassment. Do I have a major problem? What causes this? — Nervous, McComb, Miss. Nervous: You don’t have a major problem. This happens to many people. According to Dr. Louis Cooper, a professor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, you are suffering from a phenomenon known as “fright reaction.” When you are excited, embarrassed or frightened, your body automatically releases certain chemicals. These chemicals stimulate your sweat glands and make them work double-time. As soon as you relax or learn how to handle a given situation, the sweating will ease up. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

they plan to earn whatever it is. Dear Abby: I am a 20-yearold college student who has found the man of my dreams. We have been dating for a year and a half and have been through a lot together. We both believe it is acceptable (and in our case, preferable) for a woman to be a stayat-home mother and wife. I do not have a problem with having dinner on the table when he arrives home. However, the number of people who have deemed our views “unacceptable” and “disgraceful” is astounding. I was actually spit on by a woman who accused me of being “the problem with women.” She called me “weak” and a disappointment to womanhood across the nation. I’m so offended by her attack. Am I wrong in thinking

it is fine for a woman to be taken care of by her husband? Should I feel the need to be a working mom and wife? Am I too traditional for modern times? Please help me to see the whole picture. — Lucky Lady in Laramie Dear Lucky Lady: The personal attack on you was uncalled for, and the woman who spat on you was hardly a role model for liberated women across the nation. Whether you choose to try to juggle a marriage and a career is a personal decision. Not every woman is able to manage it successfully. That said, many households in the U.S. are headed by single women, and it usually wasn’t a matter of choice. That’s why it’s so important for women to complete their education before being married and to be qualified for a

Muscle spasms linked to use of vitamin D Dear Dr. Gott: I read your article on severe cramping and muscle spasms. I took 1,000 IU of vitamin D with my calcium for 10 months. I was up from 10 to 20 times a night with severe, excruciating cramps. Then I ran out of vitamin D and didn’t take it for a couple of days. I had no cramps during this time. I tried a lower dose of D two more times. The cramps started immediately. I stopped the D again and am finally cramp-free. It’s strange but true. People should look into their meds, even if cramps and spasms aren’t listed as a side effect. Also, if I get my vitamin D naturally, why do I need a supplement to help absorb calcium? Dear Reader: That’s a great question. Calcium is vital for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and for normal bodily functions such as the development and maintenance of strong teeth. It is required for the contraction and expansion of blood vessels, the secretion of enzymes and hormones, and the transmission of impulses of the nervous system. Vitamin D is equally important for the absorption of calcium from the intestines. The combination is most often used to prevent deficiency and to treat it in those who are calcium deficient. An adequate daily calcium intake is 1,000 milligrams for people between the ages of 19 and 50; and 1,200 for those 50 and older. Food sources include milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, salmon, fortified cereals and instant breakfast drinks. An adequate daily intake for vitamin D is 200 IU for people between the ages of 19 and 50; 400 IU for those between the ages of 51 and 70; and 600 IU for those 71 and older. This fat-soluble vitamin is found in fortified milk products and cereals, egg yolks, butter, salmon, sardines, herring and beef liver. Aside from food sources, sunlight exposure for about 15 minutes a day is reported to provide the necessary amount, but don’t get too much sun. Side effects of too much calcium with D include drowsiness, weakness, dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting and constipation, but the list goes on and on. If any of these symptoms are experienced, a user should contact his or her physician promptly. You don’t indicate your age, so I am unsure whether you have issues with such disorders as osteoporosis; however, if your diet is adequate, I don’t believe you require a supplement, but this can be determined by a blood test. You will continue to receive some benefit from the calcium you take, even if you discontinue the D. Perhaps the answer is to take a good one-a-day vitamin. Speak



with your doctor regarding his or her views on the subject. In the interim, read labels at your local grocery store when selecting foods. That way, you can determine whether you satisfy the recommended requirements through diet alone. If not, the next step might be to select some of the foods recommended so you can increase your intake naturally.

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career should the need arise. And it’s also why having a prenuptial agreement in place before heading for the altar is advisable. While it isn’t wrong to think it is fine for a woman to be taken care of by her husband, the truth is it doesn’t always work out that way. And it couldn’t hurt you to have a

few years of work experience before starting a family — just in case.

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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SANDY CARTER,III, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-0111PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 13th day of August, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor upon the Estate Of Sandy Carter, III, 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 17th day of September, 2010. /s/ Eva Carter EVA CARTER EXECUTOR Publish: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30(4t) Statewide Publishing LLC PO Box 768170 Roswell, GA 30076 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on February 26, 2001, Alfred L. Daniel, Jr. and Vanessa C. Daniel executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charles A. Myers, Trustee for the benefit of Realty Mortgage Corporation, 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 1241, Page 418; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1228, Page 315; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1510, Page 391; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on December 21, 2010, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: LOT 32, FOX RUN OF VICKSBURG, PART TWO, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY AT VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 111 THEREOF, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE IN AID OF AND AS A PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 18th day of November, 2010 Stephanie Johnson Stephanie Johnson, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0506898MS Publish: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 (3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 24, 2000, Elinzo E. Jones, Sr. and wife, Shawn A. Jones, executed a certain deed of trust to John H. Shows, Trustee for the benefit of Cimarron Mortgage Company, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1201 at Page 613 and modified in Book 1502 at Page 668; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Cimarron Mortgage Company by instrument dated August 25, 2010 and recorded in Book 1512 at Page 771 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Cimarron Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated August 26, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 13 and re-recorded in Book 1514 at Page 169; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Cimarron Mortgage Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 14, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the

due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 14, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty (40) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 16th day of November, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 306 Northridge Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001045DT Publish: 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 (3t)

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on September 9, 2005, Linda Diane Lovette, an unmarried woman, executed a certain deed of trust to Charlene Griffin, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1563 at Page 479 and re-recorded in Book 1575 at Page 439; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to MidFirst Bank by instrument dated October 11, 2010 and recorded in Book 1514 at Page 612 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, MidFirst Bank has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 20, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 807; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, MidFirst Bank, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 7, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the North line of Lot One Hundred and Seventy One (171) in Square TwentySeven (27), of that certain survey known as "Vicksburg Proper", at a point one hundred and thirty (130) feet East of the Northwest corner of said Square, said point of beginning being the Northeast corner of that certain lot which was conveyed by me to Lou Brin by deed bearing date the 8th day of November, 1922, recorded on Page 521 of Book 152 of the Land Records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence East along the North line of said Square Twenty Seven (27) a distance of Forty seven (47) feet and Seven (7) inches to the Northwest corner of that certain lot which was conveyed to Katy Shaw by Mary Ella Hughes by deed dated the 30th of September, 1922, recorded on Page 454, of Book 152, of the Land Records aforesaid; running thence South on the West line of the lot so conveyed to Katy Shaw to a fence, which is one hundred and two and five-tenths (102.5) feet from the inside edge of the concrete sidewalk on the South side of Jackson Street, as now laid, being the Southwest corner of the lot so conveyed to said Katy Shaw; running thence West along said fence a distance of Thirty Nine (39) feet; thence North a distance of Five (5) feet; thence West a distance of Seven (7) feet and Six (6) inches to the Southeast corner of the lot so conveyed to the said Lou Brin, which is one hundred and two (102) feet, more or less, South of the inside edge of the said concrete sidewalk as now laid; thence North along the East line of the lot so conveyed to the said Lou Brin to the point of beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 9th day of November, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 1208 Jackson Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001454DM Publish: 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 (3t)

01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on December 18, 2000, Alton R. Miller and Lisa J. Miller, Husband and wife as joint tenants executed a certain deed of trust to Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for the benefit of Long Beach Mortgage Company, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1233 at Page 535 and re-recorded in Book 1235 at Page 763 and re-recorded in Book 1707 at Page 154; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-1, by instrument dated December 20, 2000 and recorded in Book 1514 at Page 364 and re-recorded in Book 1514 at Page 844 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-1, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 25, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 845; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-1, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 7, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: LOT EIGHT Commencing at a concrete monument on the eastern right-of-way of Warriors Trail Road, being the Northwest corner of Parcel 2 of the Massey Tract as recorded in Deed Book 878, Page 520 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence along an existing fenceline, South 70 degrees 19 minutes 26 seconds East, 1412.02 feet to an existing 2 inch iron pipe; thence along an existing fenceline, South 56 degrees 24 minutes 18 seconds East, 191.36 feet to the point of beginning of the herein described parcel; thence along an existing fenceline, South 56 degrees 24 minutes 18 seconds East, 160.95 feet; thence South 36 degrees 15 minutes 13 seconds West, 313.26 feet to an existing fenceline, North 48 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West, 149.84 feet; thence North 34 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds East, 293.49 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.08 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO that fifty foot wide perpetual, non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress as recorded in Deed Book 1131, Pages 571 and 572 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. The above described real property includes a manufactured home described as a 2001 Redman 32 x 80, bearing a serial no. 1201R7502358AB. The manufactured home is a fixture related to the real property and has become a part of the realty. Any foreclosure of this deed of trust will include the manufactured home situated thereon. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 8th day of November, 2010. #J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 330 Massey Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001200LB/DM Publish: 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 (3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 20, 1994, Alfred T. Smith and Marie G. Smith, Husband and Wife, executed a certain deed of trust to J. Allen Derivaux, Jr., Trustee for the benefit of Merchants Bank, National Association which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 993 at Page 16 and modified in Book1420 at Page 364; and WHEREAS, Union Planters Bank, N.A. f/k/a Union Planters National Bank has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 6, 2002 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1258 at Page 843; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to MidFirst Bank by instrument dated November

and WHEREAS, Union Planters Bank, N.A. f/k/a Union Planters National Bank has heretofore Tuesday, substituted J.November 30, 2010 Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 6, 2002 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1258 at Page 843; and “ACEâ€? WHEREAS, said Deed of Truck Driver Training Trust was subsequently With a Difference assigned to MidFirst Bank by Job Placement Asst. instrument dated November Day, Night & Refresher 6, 2009 and recorded in Classes Book 1502 at Page 548 of the aforesaid Chancery Get on the Road NOW! Clerk's office; and Call 1-888-430-4223 WHEREAS, default having MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt     secured thereby having been   declared to be due and   payable in accordance with 

the terms of said deed of    trust, MidFirst Bank, the legal !! " holder of said indebtedness, # $%&'$($' having requested the )*)* undersigned Substituted #   Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and   ' property in accordance with + " the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of LOOKING FOR UTILITY raising the sums due therehands to work in the under, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and Oil/Gas industry. Entry level positions start at $680-$780 expense of sale. per week. Sign up for trainNOW, THEREFORE, I, J. ing today. Call 850-243Gary Massey, Substituted 5379. Trustee in said deed of trust, will on December 14, 2010 OUTPATIENT MENTAL offer for sale at public outcry HEALTH Facility now seekand sell within legal hours ing licensed individual to (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at serve as program director for Outpatient Mental the West Door of the County Health Rehabilitation. InCourthouse of Warren County, located at terested applicants please Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the fax resumes to the attenhighest and best bidder for tion of: Mrs. Melissa cash the following described Williams at 318-574-8646. property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, PART TIME ON-SITE to-wit: apartment manager needed All of Lot 43, Greenbrier for small local apartment Subdivision, as shown by complex. Must be honest, Plat of record in Plat Book 2, dependable, work well with Page 18, of the Warren public, must have good clerCounty, Mississippi, Land ical skills, experience a Records. plus. Serious inquiries only, I WILL CONVEY only such fax resume to: 318-352title as vested in me as 1929. Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE PROCESS MEDICAL on this 16th day of CLAIMS from home! Use November, 2010. your own J. Gary Massey computer! Find out how SUBSTITUTED to spot a medical billing TRUSTEE## scam from The Federal Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. Trade Commission. 1910 Lakeland Drive 1-877-FTC-HELP. Suite B A message from The Jackson, MS 39216 Vicksburg Post and The (601)981-9299 FTC. 100 Overlook Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 TO BUY OR SELL 09-103541DM Publish: 11/23, 11/30, 12/7 (3t)

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14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


CUTEST LITTLE SMALLER baby boy. Chihuahua, white, playful, so sweet, smart, spoiled, paper trained, second shots, wormed, 12 weeks, CPR registered, $250. 318-6802100 Delhi.


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Please adopt today! MAL- SHI (Malteese/ Shi Tzu. ) My tiny house dog's babies. Really beautiful. Will be small and gorgeous, CPR registered. Females $350, Males $300. Delhi 318-680-2100.

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SPECIAL BABIES, SHUPOOS . 1 wonderful chocolate male, black and white male, cute cute cream Brindle girl, Very very small. Ready to go. CPR registered, shots and wormed. $250. Delhi 318-680- 2100. TINY LONG AND short coat Chihuahua babies. Exceptional beauties. Ready Christmas Quite in colors. CPR registered. Delhi 318-680-2100. TOY POODLE CHRISTMAS babies Black, females, shots, wormed, CPR registered Delhi 318-680-2100. WONDERFUL SHI TZU babies (your family dog) Such sweet little dolls. Lots of color. For now until Christmas, shots and wormed, CPR registered. Male $200, Female $250. Delhi 318-680-2100.

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I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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

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

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce



18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

CLASSROOM STUDENT DESKS $20, wood/ metal. Discount Furniture Barn, 601-638-7191.

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.

NEW MATTRESS SETS. Twin set, $175, Full set, $219. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 3508 South Washington Street


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19. Garage & Yard Sales

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Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville

27. Rooms For Rent

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34. Houses For Sale

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

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

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

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.

TAKING APPLICATIONS ON 2, 3 and 4 bedroom. $200 deposit on each. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

HOUSE FOR SALE 5785 Hwy 61 Onward. 2,765 square feet, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, brick ranch on 1 acre lot. $150,000. Call 228 4753831.

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS, 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES with washer and dryer hookup, $500 monthly, $300 deposit, $30 application fee. 601-631-0805.

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

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

780 Hwy 61 North

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209 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, , $475 monthly, deposit,references required, quiet neighborhood. 662-719-8901.


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601-638-2231 MARSHALL APARTMENTS 821 Speed Street Newly remodeled apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar $425 monthly (water included) 601-619-6800

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Just bring or mail your child’s photo along with completed form to: THE VICKSBURG POST Attention: Classifieds P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 Child’s Name:____________________________ Birthdate:_____________________________ Phone:________________________________ Return photo to: Name:_______________________________ Address:______________________________ City:__________________________________ State:____________________Zip:_________ Circle One: Boy Girl

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35. Lots For Sale


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

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 475 Mallet Road

to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •


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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!

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

40. Cars & Trucks 1995 NISSAN SENTRA. 4 door automatic with air conditioner. $1,995 601-831-4506. 2005 Lincoln LS. Silver, black custom top, sunroof. Must see! Beautiful car! Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.


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29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

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

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

Bradford Ridge Apartments

1309 Mission 66 • Vicksburg

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

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

O K C ARS R ENTALS 2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg

Cost is $20 per photo or $35 for twins The deadline is Thursday, December 9th, 3pm Publishes on December 25th No scanned or copied photos!

Big River Realty

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management



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

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings



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

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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


3 BEDROOMS, TOTALLY renovated, all new, $700 1865 MLK. 732-768-5743, 209-628-8756.


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


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

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

REDUCED--Warren Central area great 4 br, 2 ba home on approx 1 acre. Updated with ceramic in kitchen and baths, new carpet in bedrooms, new wood laminate in large den. Includes 12x20 wired workshop. For more information or appt. call 601-415-3022.


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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Confederate Ridge

2 BEDROOMS, 2 bath on 1 acre in Tallulah area. 24X20 shed, 31x19 shop. 318-5372118, 318-381-2779.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Section 8 welcome, $400 monthly. 225-281-7217.

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

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30. Houses For Rent

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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28. Furnished Apartments



29. Unfurnished Apartments

ROOM FOR RENT. Special rate for out of towners. Cable TV, washer/ dryer community kitchen. 601429-5031

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



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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 30, 2010

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