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Hattiesburg temple marks Jewish heritage

Night sky has more bling-bling, study says

SATURDAY, De ce mbe r 4, 2010 • 50¢

S. Korea, U.S. strike ‘landmark’ trade pact


Champs again

South Panola wins 2nd straight state title C3

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WEATHER Today: Mostly cloudy; high of 67 Tonight: Mostly cloudy; low of 38 Mississippi River Friday:

16.0 feet Rose: 1.5 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


DEATHS • Mary Tillman Banks • Chris Chrimere Heard • Robert E. Reed


TODAY IN HISTORY 1619: Settlers from Bristol, England, arrive at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va. 1783: Gen. George Washington bids farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York, telling them, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you.” 1942: U.S. bombers strike the Italian mainland for the first time in World War II. 1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the dismantling of the Works Progress Administration, which had been created to provide jobs during the Depression. 1978: San Francisco gets its first female mayor as City Supervisor Dianne Feinstein is named to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Michael Jackson, from left, Glen Palmer, Edgar Brown and Ernest Galloway stand in front of the new sign at Mission 66 Park.

Group keeping up push for park’s progress By Manivanh Chanprasith A new sign is the latest step in the revitalization of a city park that once saw complaints of drug activity and vandalism. A sign that reads “James ‘Fuzzy’ Johnson Memorial Park” now stands at the entrance of Mission 66 Park, at Mission 66 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Johnson, who died in 2009 at age 65, had worked in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department for 33 years before retiring as director in 1994. Also, he had volunteered with youth sports leagues since the 1950s. “He was a legend,” said Glen Palmer, 53, who grew up in the area and played baseball at the park when he was a child. “He was a like father to all of us. If it wasn’t for him, I don’t know where I would be right now.”

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James “Fuzzy” Johnson, far right, stands with young Vicksburg ball players in 1969. Palmer, a retiree of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

with 22 years of service, is part of a group of men led

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on America’s largest trade pact in more than a decade, a highly coveted deal the Obama adminPresident istration pops in hopes will on troops boost U.S. overseas exports and create tens of thousands of jobs at home. After a week of marathon negotiations, representatives from both countries broke through a stalemate Friday on outstanding issues related to the automobile industry, which have been a sticking point in the talks. The agreement would be the largest U.S. trade deal since the 1994 North American Free Trade AgreePresident ment Barack Obama (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, and would bolster the United States’ ties with the fast-growing economy in South Korea. South Korea is agreeing to allow the U.S. to lift a 2.5 percent tariff on Korean cars in five years, instead of cutting the tariff immediately. The agreement also allows each U.S. automaker to export 25,000 cars to South Korea as long as they meet U.S. federal safety standards, and allows the U.S. to continue a 25 percent tariff on trucks for eight years and then phase it out by the 10th year. Under the deal, South Korea would be required to eliminate its 10 percent

Don’t forget — more holiday fun Today • Breakfast with Santa — 8-10 a.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center; tickets: $7. • Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $1. • Art & Soul of the South monthly beading class — 10 a.m. at 1312 Washington St.; $15; continues Dec. 11. • Crawford Street United Methodist handbells — 1 p.m. at Crawford Square in 1300 block of Washington Street. • Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights — 5 p.m. along Washington

Street. • V 105.5 Christmas Caroling finals — 7:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center; $5. • ”Tuesdays with Morrie” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-6360471.

Sunday • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 2 p.m. at Swor Auditorium inside Nelson Hall at Mississippi College; $7 for general admission; $5 for students, seniors and MC faculty and staff. • “Tuesdays with Mor-

rie” — 2 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-6360471. • Santa visits Openwood subdivision — 2 p.m. in neighborhood off Oak Ridge Road. • Advent Lessons and Carols — 5 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church at Crawford and Walnut streets; reading, lessons and carols with The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal.

Thursday • Vicksburg National MiliSee Holiday, Page A7.

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Vicksburg police work to direct traffic on Clay Street, in front of the Vicksburg National Military Park, after a wreck Friday afternoon. The crash happened when a 1992 Buick Century, right, driven by Williams Hannah, 58, 270 E. Jefferson Circle, was turning left onto Clay from the park, said police officer Shantel Carter. A 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, left, driven by Sabina Roberto, 40, 2727 Alcorn Drive, Apt. 91, was headed east on Clay, Carter said. Hannah was taken to River Region Medical Center, where his condition was being accessed, a hospital spokesman said.

Mistrial in Cook Tractor company thefts A mistrial was declared this week in Warren County Circuit Court in the trial of a Vicksburg businessman accused of grand larceny. Timothy Wilson, 43, 527 Feld St., had been charged with stealing a 2001 Chevrolet Duramax pickup, a 16-foot double-axle Barrentine trailer and two zeroturn lawn mowers from Cook Tractor on U.S. 80 in 2007. Wilson owns a lawn and tree care company, said Assistant District Attorney Lane Campbell, lead prosecutor. Two men who claimed to have participated in the theft were among those who testified against Wilson, Campbell said.

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Jurors reported being unable to agree on a decision, and a mistrial was declared by presiding Judge Isadore Patrick. Jurors were reportedly split, 9 to 3, but it was not known if the majority favored conviction or a not guilty verdict. “We fully intend to re-try Mr. Wilson.� said District Attorney Ricky Smith. “We believe the evidence is clear that he was involved in the theft of property from Cook Tractor.� All items had been found in Biloxi and returned to their owner, Campbell said.

Also in circuit court for the week ending Friday: • Dee Antoinette Leach, 24, 1201 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Patrick to five years in prison, including the Mississippi Department of Corrections extended drug and alcohol program, followed by two years in the Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest), plus fines, fees and restitution totaling $6,112.46. Leach was arrested Jan. 1, 2008, for felony malicious mischief. • Yvetta Shorter Slade, 54, 644 Fort Hill Drive, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced by Patrick to

one day in jail followed by three years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $4,249 in restitution. Slade was arrested Aug. 13, 2009. • Barry Gene Stocks, 57, 6075 Oak Ridge Road, pleaded guilty to sexual battery of a child under 14 and was sentenced by Patrick to eight years in prison followed by five years of probation, a $3,000 fine, $322.50 in costs and $5,000 to the Mississippi victim’s compensation fund. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim personally, electronically or through others. Stocks was indicted in May by the grand jury.

Tippah County deputy shot to death; one arrested RIPLEY, Miss. — A Tippah County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Friday, and a Pontotoc man was arrested. Sheriff’s investigator Jason Willis said Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw was killed about 4 a.m. while responding to a call in Ripley. Franklin Fitzpatrick, 26, has been charged with capital murder, said Jon Kalahar, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation. Crenshaw, 62, had been a patrolman for seven years and had worked at the jail.

Toyota supplier gets back on hiring track MANTACHIE, Miss. — Toyota Boshoku will resume hiring and equipment instal-

the south

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lation at its north Mississippi plant where it will manufacture seats and other interior parts for the 2012 Corolla. The Corolla will be built at the Toyota plant being constsructed near Blue Springs. “We have begun and will continue to fulfill our promise to invest in the community and create new jobs in the region,� Masaki Katsuragi, CEO of Toyota Boshoku, said Friday in an e-mail. The 404,000-square -foot Boshoku facility is located off U.S. 78 in Itawamba County. Much of the equipment needed to begin production has been ordered and will be installed this month. Toyota Boshoku is one of eight suppliers lined up to provide parts for the Corolla.

When Toyota said in December 2008 it was postponing the opening of the Blue Springs plant, suppliers also had to put their plans on hold. Toyota said in June it was restarting the plant.

National Urban League bringing event to N.O. NEW ORLEANS — National Urban League president Marc Morial said the group will hold its 2012 national conference in his hometown. Morial, a former mayor of the city, said he expects the event to attract more than 10,000 visitors and have an economic impact of about $10 million. This year’s conference in Washington, D.C., attracted more than 12,000. The annual meeting draws widespread media coverage,

and in 2012 — a presidential election year — more attention is expected.

Highway boss Brown won’t seek re-election BILOXI, Miss. — Southern District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown says he will not seek re-election in 2011. Brown said it’s time to move on after 12 years in office. He called his decision “the worst-kept secret.� Brown was elected to his first term in 1999. He is one three commissioners. Central District Commissioner Dick Hall is expected to run for re-election. Warren County is in the central district. Also, a special election is set in the northern district to select a successor to Bill Minor, who died Nov. 1.

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Golf event gets “A� The St. Aloysius “A� Club would like to thank all of those who helped make our golf scramble, held along with the 150th anniversary celebration of Catholic education in Vicksburg, a great success. We raised several thousand dollars for St. Al athletics. Thank to our food and beverage donors, as well as those who donated door prizes. We also want to thank our generous hole sponsors. Also, thanks to our tournament workers: Dr. Susan Chiarito, Joe Giambrone, Mary Landers, Angie and Mark Presley, Joan Thornton and Kent Smith. We extend a special thanks to those golfers who came out to enjoy a great tournament. St. Aloysius continues to enjoy great support from our

community. Paul and Donna Ingram William and Diane Kemp Event co-chairmen

Break Ball a hit On behalf of Make A Promise Teen Coalition, I would like to thank everyone involved in making Break Ball a success this Thanksgiving. Because of all the support from the community, we were able to host the youth basketball program at no cost to the nearly 100 students who attended. Donations by local business and fundraisers by schools helped us provide snacks and dinner. Warren Central and Vicksburg Jr. High’s gyms were made available to us. The City of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Warren School District were vital in helping us with promo-

boil water Yokena-Jeff Davis A boil water notice has been lifted for customers of Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District who live along the west end of Dogwood Road, Zachary Drive, Blackmon Road and U.S. 61 South from Zachary to the Big Black River.

tion. And, last but not least, thanks to our volunteers, including parents, Make a Promise teens, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Vicksburg Family Development, city and county law enforcement and Warren Central SYNC Leadership. They openly gave their time to mentor, referee and play.







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Ashmead DAR â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 11 today; Christmas music by Dr. Clarissa Davis and daughters; Shlenker House on Cherry. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Potluck luncheon, noon today; Pleasant Green Baptist fellowship hall, 817 Bowman St. Vicksburg Branch NAACP â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Freedom Fund Celebration, 6 tonight; Chokwe Lumumba, Jackson Ward 2 councilman, speaker; 601-638-8495; Calvary M.B., 406 Klein St. Salvation Army Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noon Monday; lunch $8; guests welcome; Citadel on Mission 66. Retired Education Personnel Vicksburg Warren County â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1:30 p.m. Monday; officers and committee chairmen needed; 601-636-2633; VWSD Instructional Office on Mississippi 27. Vicksburg Kiwanis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noon Tuesday, Jacquesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cafe; Sherry Williams, Vicksburg Warren School District, speaker. Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noon Tuesday, Christmas party; Ameristarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Buffet; www.vicksburgmarketing. com.


Taking It Back Outreach Ministry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Saturdays; $5 bags of clothes; computer parts; 1314 Fillmore St. Triumphant Baptist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Food distribution, 9-11 today; bring picture ID, Social Security card for each family member and proof of income; 601-6388135; 74 Scenic Drive. New Mount Pilgrim Baptist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Candlelight musical, 6 p.m. Dec. 11; 501 N.Poplar St. St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12 Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, 7-8 a.m. Wednesday; the Rev. Billie Abraham, 601-594-0066; 5930 Warriors Trail.


Men of Valor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Autograph party, 2-6 p.m. today; The Meeting Place, Vicksburg Mall. Leviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Grassfire; donations accepted. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 4 p.m. Sunday; memorial observance; 601-6293500; 2102 Clay St. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Remember Mamaâ&#x20AC;? Auditions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 5 p.m. Dec. 12; needed: nine middle-aged men, 13 women, boys and girls ages 6-17; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152.


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State aiming high for commemoration â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We want to drive traffic through all of the regions of the state and tell the stories of Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and involvement in the Civil War.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is economic development. We want to drive traffic through all of the regions of the state and tell the stories of Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and involvement in the Civil War,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Seratt, executive director for the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairman of a commission appointed by the state legislature to help publi-


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ficult to estimate how many Civil War tourists visit the state each year because some who drive through military parks, such as the one in Vicksburg, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop and register with park officials. Mississippi is among at least 21 states that have formed commissions or initiatives to commemorate the anniversary of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war with itself, according to the Washington-based Civil War Preservation Trust. Some states will hold conferences, and local and private

organizations have plans for events and functions such as a Dec. 20 Secession Ball in Charleston, S.C., thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an event thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawn protests from the NAACP. A website unveiled this week to promote the commemoration highlights a timeline of war action in Mississippi, but says little about slavery. Still, Serratt said â&#x20AC;&#x153;it is a part of the story and we want to tell what happened ... in reverence and respect to soldiers on both sides.â&#x20AC;?

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23 injured in Louisiana school bus wreck PORT BARRE, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A tractor-trailer slammed into a school bus that had its lights flashing and stop signs extended, critically injuring three children and hurting the other 18 and both drivers, Louisiana State Police said Friday. The bus driver â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also a town mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the trucker both had minor injuries, said Trooper Stephen Hammons. Most of the children, ages 5 to 17, had minor to moderate injuries, while two of those critically injured were ages 5 and 15, Hammons said. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 190 between Port Barre and Opelousas, 50 miles west of Baton Rouge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The back bumper was pushed in almost all the way

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Louisiana State Police look at a damaged school bus after a wreck Friday on U.S. 190 near Port Barre. to the rear wheels of the bus,â&#x20AC;? said Eric Thibodeaux, supervisor on site for Acadian Ambulance Service.

The bus was driven by Port Barre Mayor Gil Savoy, 67, a retired school bus driver working as a substitute. The truck

BP challenge could affect oil spill fines WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; BP is mounting a new challenge to the U.S. governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimates of how much oil flowed from the runaway well deep below the Gulf of Mexico, an argument that could reduce by billions of dollars the federal pollution fines it faces for the largest offshore oil spill in history. BPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers are arguing that the government overstated

the spill by 20 to 50 percent, staffers working for the presidential oil spill commission said Friday. In a 10-page document obtained by The Assocated Press, BP says the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spill estimate of 206 million gallons is â&#x20AC;&#x153;overstated by a significant amountâ&#x20AC;? and the company said any consensus around that number is premature and inaccurate. The company submitted

the document to the commission, the Justice Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They rely on incomplete or inaccurate information, rest in large part on assumptions that have not been validated, and are subject to far greater uncertainties than have been acknowledged,â&#x20AC;? BP wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;BP fully intends to present its own estimate.â&#x20AC;?

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driver, David Cox, 52, Dallas, was not cited, Hammons said. The J.B. Hunt Transport Services cab was damaged and had to be towed. Savoy was treated and released, Opelousas General Medical Center spokeswoman Deanna LeJeune said. Two children in critical condition were among four at Lafayette General, spokesman Mark Attales said. He said he could describe the other childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conditions only as stable. The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ages ranged from 5 to 15, he said. LeJeune said nine children were brought to Opelousas General, including one who was airlifted from there to Lafayette General. At least five children were treated and released at other hospitals.

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Life is eternal, the good Lord said, so do not think of your loved one as dead. For death is only a stepping stone to a beautiful life we've never known, a place where God promised man he would be eternally happy, safe, and free. A wonderful land where we live anew, when our journey on earth is over and through. So trust in God and doubt Him never for all who love Him live forever. And while we cannot understand, just let the Saviour take your hands, for when death's angel comes to call "God is great and we're so small" and there is nothing you need to fear for faith in God make all things clear. Sadly missed/eternally loved Your Mother & Daughter: Hester Lockridge, Sisters: Dr. Phyllis Hilliard, Jean Brown, Jeanette McNiell, Joyce Tyler, Brothers: Larry Raymond Lockridge, Rev. Christopher Lockridge and Family .


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JACK VIX SAYS: Tomorrow marks the 57th anniversary of Vicksburg’s downtown tornado.


Buy local A healthy endeavor this holiday season From other Mississippi newspapers: • NE Miss. Daily Journal, Tupelo: The huge holiday crowds flocking to downtown stores, malls and shopping centers across Northeast Mississippi enrich the region’s economy in sustaining jobs and generating the revenues from sales taxes providing many public services, schools and recreation programs in communities large and small. Retailers in Northeast Mississippi rely heavily on people who not only want to please friends and relatives with quality gifts but also express loyalty to their communities and the region. Shoppers who keep their dollars close to home support diversity and vitality in the economy that’s outside our front doors, and it creates an all-positive situa-

tion for all. Surveys made during the recession that started in late 2007 have found that more holiday shoppers deliberately have sought out local purchasing nationwide. Similar surveys in 2009 and 2008 likewise found that independent businesses in cities with “Buy Local” campaigns reported stronger sales than those in communities without such an initiative. A strong mix of locally owned and corporate stores is equally healthy for every region’s economy. Free market competition, after all, is a thoroughly proven and essential component of the market system as we know it in Northeast Mississippi — and across the U.S. We believe it’s fair and economically healthy to ask residents, as much as possible, to keep all their holiday shopping

within the region. Retail diversity in our region is enormous, and only the rarest of gift needs can’t be purchased in stores employing people we know, mostly Mississippians. Every newspaper and every other locally/regionally focused advertising medium understands the value of supporting their advertising base, but the larger benefit is about jobs and about profits that help the region. More money retained in Mississippi — and our region specifically — enhances general economic prospects and the quality of life from wage earners relying on buying at home. The gifts bought from a warehouse in, say, Nebraska simply don’t yield the same benefit as the same or similar gifts from Northeast Mississippi.

Medicaid cuts could be disastrous The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: When the history of the administration of Gov. Haley Barbour is written, one of the longest, thickest chapters will center on his loud, long and frequent political battles with the Mississippi Hospital Association — and it’s likely back to the future as the Fiscal Year 2012 budget is being crafted. Barbour’s FY 2012 budget recommendation proposes an 8 percent cut for hospitals and other Medicaid providers and a 4 percent cut for nursing homes that MHA officials claim puts him in the position of reneging on the 2009 “hospital tax” agreement. The “hospital tax” battle raged for three years between Barbour, the Division of Medicaid and the state Senate on one side and the MHA and the House on the other. The so-called “hospital tax” or provider assessment is a means to partially fund the state’s portion of Medicaid — the federal-state program that provides health care for the poor, the

blind, the disabled and children. After a protracted battle in 2009, the two sides agreed on a “hospital tax” plan for three years in which hospitals would pay a total of $210 million in additional taxes. At the time, MHA officials argued that Barbour’s efforts to cut Medicaid would not end with the tax agreement — and MHA officials now say his latest budget proposal bears their claims out and could leave a number of state hospitals on the brink of fiscal ruin. But Barbour has argued Mississippi’s Medicaid reimbursement is more generous than every state other than New Jersey and that some of the state’s largest and most profitable hospitals are socalled “nonprofits” that don’t pay the full complement of taxes paid by private hospitals. There are 108 non-state hospitals in Mississippi — with 39 of them publicly owned that pay no taxes other than employer taxes. Of the remaining 69 hospitals, 29 are “nonprofit” hospitals

that pay some sales taxes and employer taxes. As MHA points out, all hospitals pay the Division of Medicaid a “bed tax” on every bed in their facilities, whether the beds are occupied or not. And all hospitals already pay a gross revenue tax that helps fund Medicaid. Expect the state’s “not-for-profit” hospitals to draw increased scrutiny over matters like executive salaries, assets, indigent care delivered and other financial measures of their economic health. Expect Medicaid to be a flashpoint issue in the 2011 legislative session during an election year. This will be another long budget battle, but at the end of the day, it’s clear that cutting the Medicaid budget in the poorest state in the union during the worst recession since the Great Depression will have dire health consequences for Mississippi’s poor at a time of high unemployment and increased Medicaid demand.

Gift of bikes is a gift of smiles The Natchez Democrat: As most of us age, we start realizing that happiness and joy are found less in material possessions than in the relationships that we build and life’s little moments. Those moments can be in the beaming pride of new parents or a child’s eyes as they light up with joy when a Christmas wish comes true. That’s what makes the Christmas season so special — the spirit of giving,

modeled after the greatest gift ever given. For 20 years, Christmas has been a little brighter for hundreds and hundreds of area youth because of one good idea and a lot of hard work and generosity. Since 1990, Concordia Parish (La.) Sheriff Randy Maxwell and his crews — including inmate labor — have refurbished thousands of bicycles to give away to children who might otherwise

go without their own bicycle. Each of those bicycles almost certainly brought with it a wide smile and hours of fun for the recipient. We applaud Sheriff Maxwell and all of the many people who help donate bicycles and bicycle parts or who donate money to help make those childhood Christmas dreams come true. It was a simple idea that just needed a bit of organization to get rolling and now it’s a Miss-Lou tradition.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 A large number of friends call on Dr. H. Sansom to congratulate him on the celebration of the 25th anniversary of his rectorship. • Mrs. S.B. McGuffie dies.


Charles Downing, retired Vicksburg banker, dies.

At the marriage of Helion Dickson to Miss McWillie in Canton, Tom Dickson and W.B. Rocks are in attendance.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Gregory Crider is pictured holding the featured Christmas pets. • Mrs. Corrine Coffee Wolfe dies.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Alderman Helgason leaves for Washington to attend the rivers and harbors meeting. • The Warren County poultry and livestock show opens.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

90 YEARS AGO: 1920

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Louis Swett, assistant superintendent of the military park, reports the theft of a cannon on Iowa Avenue.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 The mid-winter dance revue is held at All Saints’ College. • The American Association of University Women meets at the home of

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bigby and children are visiting in Norfolk, Va. • Mrs. Blanche Johnson dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

110 YEARS AGO: 1900

Judge Harris Dickson has a story woven around the old Klondike Saloon that appears in the current issue of Collier’s Weekly.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960

Mrs. L.J. Clark. • Louis Hermann dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Joseph Short, former Vicksburg newspaperman, is appointed presidential press secretary by President Harry Truman. • Madison Parish wins the first round of a test suit to determine the legality of collecting taxes on the Vicksburg bridge that is now owned by Warren County.

Gambling boats are turned away by a 958vote margin in the most hotly contested referendum put before Warren County voters in years. • Homeowners in the Culkin Fire Protection District become the first in the state to lower fire insurance ratings by virtue of a tax and improved volunteer protection. • Maxine Elliott Klare dies. • Connie Lynn Nevels, 15, is a finalist in the 1991 Miss Mississippi National Teen-Ager Pageant.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Two additional covered pavilions are planned at Riverfront Park because of overcrowding. • Sherman and Delia Durst Simpson are the parents of a son, Sean Jacob, born Dec. 3. • Joseph Lewis DeMent dies.

No memories of being hauled away kicking and screaming ... or sitting blankly trying to recite a long list that nerves had deleted from my curly brown head.

Remembering the memorable life moments I’m getting a little dotty in my dotage and can spend entire days trying to remember inconsequential things that nobody in her right mind would forget. I cannot, for instance, remember a single visit with Santa Claus. Now I know what you’re thinking. With war, drought, pestilence and Sarah Palin dusting off her mascara wand for another run toward Lincoln’s Bedroom, what difference does it make if I can’t remember sitting on the Big Man’s lap? Why don’t I address the Big Issues? I’ve decided it’s best to leave matters of consequence to the same MiddleAge White Men in Gray Suits with Furrowed Brows who were on America’s op-ed pages when I was a teenager and who remain there now. If George Will and David Broder can’t figure it out in 40 years, who am I to try? I’ve always believed in Santa Claus, and nothing has happened to shake that RHETA belief. For at least gRIMSLEY eight years I had a literal interpretation of Santa, which means, conservative estimate here, I must have been marched to his lap at least seven times. I am a worrier. And I don’t do well in social situations. I worry about what I’ll say to the mail carrier if she happens to drive by just as I’m checking the mailbox for catalogs. I worry about hurting the feelings of telephone solicitors by responding abruptly. There’s no way I wouldn’t have agonized over what to say to Santa. I would have wanted my wish list to be perfectly clear, brand names and sizes explicit. I would have thought out how to respond when he asked that trite and unavoidable question: Have you been a good girl? “Define good,” I might have considered as a reply. “If by ‘good’ you mean no bank robberies or cat strangling in the past 12 months, I’ve been excellent.” But I don’t remember any of these deliberations, nor last-minute panic as the line grew short enough to smell the mothballs on his red velvet. Nothing. No memories of being hauled away kicking and screaming — that is the stuff of David Sedaris essays and not my style — or sitting blankly trying to recite a long list that nerves had deleted from my curly brown head. Nothing. There are photographs to prove I was not deprived. At least I think there are. Most of the photos in my parents’ scrapbooks are of my older sister, JoAnne, the first child. As everyone knows, first children get their pictures taken a lot more than subsequent brats. There are photographs of JoAnne, aka Little Miss Colquitt, playing a toy piano, cutting a birthday cake, cradling various dolls, generally looking precious for the Brownie camera. But, if failing memory serves, there is one black-and-white shot of both JoAnne and I sitting on the ample lap of a department-store Santa in Florida. We look worried but determined to take care of business. I imagine when it came my turn I said something like: “Sweet Sue, not Baby Sweet Sue. Puzzles, animal ones. Tea set. Surprises.” You always said “surprises” — at least I think you always said “surprises” — lest inventory lapses at Santa’s workshop left you with nothing on Christmas morning. I don’t really remember, but like to think I was smart enough to cover my corduroy bottom.


• Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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DR. GEORGE AT WORK Q: My employer has mandated that we all get Blackberry phones and respond to texts and e-mails we receive. That DR. GEORGE R. means we should have our Blackberry wherever we go. I resent this because I will literally be working around the clock. What is your opinion? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nuisance Hooked to My Belt A: This is a gray area, and your point that you should be available around the clock could be an assumption your employer makes but may not tell you. Like it or not, this is rapidly becoming the new norm. Some professions, such as medicine, plumbing


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Dr. George R. Abraham is a native of Vicksburg and a former longtime educator, business manager and consultant. He is an author who contributes weekly to The Vicksburg Post and hosts â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dr. George Showâ&#x20AC;? on 1490 AM at the Klondyke in Vicksburg from 9 until 10 a.m. each Tuesday. He can be reached at georgerabraham@

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Continued from Page A1. pushed for the park’s progression and the re-start of youth baseball leagues. Johnson “would be so proud to know that some of the young people that he influenced have come back to influence these young kids,” said Galloway, whose pleas to the city and community have led to field restorations and maintenance, sports equipment donations and a change in the negative reputation of the park. “We got the dugouts redone, the press box redone, the grass cut,” said Galloway, who last year coached in the park’s first youth baseball league in about four years. About 52 kids participated. “The city did it,” Galloway said of the park’s revitalization. “They helped us. I had to stay with them and David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post plead with them and dig with The baseball field at James “Fuzzy” Johnson Memorial Park them.” progress of the park,” the have the park cleaned, we’ve Mayor Paul Winfield played and said he knew Johnson. “We’re happy about the mayor said. “Not only did we also beautified the area.” ball there when he was a boy

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tary Park Open House — 2-6 p.m. at Visitor Center; $8 park fee waived. • Michael H. Thompson book-signing — 4-6 p.m. at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “David-The Illustrated Novel”; 601-6348624 or www.loreleibooks. com. • Mixed Nuts! — 5-7 p.m. at Peterson’s Art & Antiques on Washington Street; Daria Hood, owner of A Drop in the Basket, to demo gift baskets; free. • Jammin’ for the Kids — 6 p.m. at Jacques’; $5 or a new toy; to help local children.

Friday • Robert Dalby booksigning —Noon at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “A Piggly Wiggly Christmas”; 601-634-8624 or • God’s Christmas Gift live nativity— 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-6362493. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • Vicksburg High Madrigal Dinner — 7 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 per person; reservations: 601-831-1807. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The

Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • ”Tuesdays with Morrie” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601636-0471.

Dec. 11 • Lynne Bryant lecture — 10 a.m. at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “Catfish Alley”; 601-634-8624 or • Art & Soul of the South monthly beading class — 10 a.m. at 1312 Washington St.; $15; 601-629-6201. • God’s Christmas Gift live nativity— 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-6362493. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • Vicksburg High Madrigal Dinner — 7 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 per person; reservations: Tracey Gardner, 601-831-1807. • Confederate Christmas Ball — 7:30 p.m. at Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street; $25; 601-6360741. • ”Tuesdays with Morrie” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601636-0471.

Dec. 12 • “Tuesdays with Morrie” — 2 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601636-0471. • “The Nutcracker Ballet” —2 p.m. at Warren Central High School auditorium; $9 at the door or in advance by calling 601-636-9389; presented by Vicksburg Dance Studio. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 2 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • Saint Joseph Community Orchestra Christmas Concert — 3 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; featuring Alcorn choir; free; 601-631-2997. • God’s Christmas Gift live nativity— 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-6362493.

Dec. 13 • Elise Winter booksigning — 4 p.m. at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; wife of former Gov. William Winter; “Dinner at the Mansion”; 601-634-8624 or

Dec. 15 • Curtis Wilkie booksigning — Noon at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “The Fall Of the House Of Zeus”; 601-6348624 or www.loreleibooks. com.

Dec. 17 • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • Gibson Memorial United Methodist Live Nativity — 7-8:30 p.m. at the church at 335 Oak Ridge Road.

Dec. 18 • Yuletide Souls Festival — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; featuring Southern authors, artists; free; 601636-6411. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601618-9349. • Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church Live Nativity — 7-8:30 p.m. at church at 335 Oak Ridge Road.

New Year’s Eve • “The Rocky Horror Show” — Midnight at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $12; continues at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1-2; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • “First Night” — At Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; continues Jan. 1-2 and 7-9; 601-636-0471 or for show times.

Support has come from businesses and parents of other youth sports organizations around town, Winfield said. Also, in June, Brown Bottling Group of Ridgeland donated $18,000 to the city for the purchase of a new scoreboard. City Parks and Recreation director Joe Graves said the board will be installed in the spring, in time for the summer baseball season. “We’re hoping to expand, make improvements and renovations to the park where people have pride in their facility,” said Graves, adding that upgrades are coming for the park’s basketball court, and more benches and picnic tables will likely be installed. “When people see what we’ve done, they’re going to be eager to bring their kids out here,” Palmer said. “We have some good people around us. We can’t ever let this fall apart again.”

Trade Continued from Page A1. tariff on U.S. trucks immediately. President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as a “landmark trade deal” that would support at least 70,000 U.S. jobs. “We are strengthening our ability to create and defend manufacturing jobs in the United States, increasing exports of agricultural products for American farmers and ranchers and opening Korea’s services market to American companies,” Obama said in a statement. The White House had hoped to strike a deal last month during Obama’s trip to Seoul for the G-20 economic summit, but both countries were unable to broker a compromise on issues pertaining to trade of autos and beef. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and his counterpart, Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-hoon, resumed negotiations outside Washington this week. The agreement did not address issues with the beef trade. The U.S. had sought greater access to the beef market in South Korea, which restricts imports of older U.S. meat. A senior administration official said discussions on beef are ongoing. The official insisted on anonymity to discuss private negotiations. The wider agreement would eliminate tariffs on more than 95 percent of industrial and consumer goods within five years, a move that the U.S. International Trade Commission estimated would increase exports of U.S. goods by at least $10 billion. The deal would also open up South Korea’s vast $560 billion services markets to U.S. companies. The agreement must still be ratified by lawmakers in both countries. Administration officials offered no timeline for ratification on Capitol Hill.

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

Port Gibson and Christopher Heard Jr. of Roxie; his grandparents, Howard and Darlene Green and Ruby Turner, all of Port Gibson, and Glenda and Leroy Heard of Columbus, Ga.; and other relatives.

two sisters, Lillie M. Archer of Chicago and Lora A. McDaniel of Port Gibson; two

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Chris Chrimere Heard PORT GIBSON — Services for Chris Chrimere Heard, the infant son of Christopher Heard and Felicia Carpenter, both of Port Gibson, will be at 3 p.m. today at McCay Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Coleman officiating and Thompson Funeral Home directing. Chris Chrimere died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jordan Carpenter of

PORT GIBSON — Services for Robert E. Reed will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Peter A.M.E. Church with the Revs. Ray Coleman and Byram D. McKinzie officiating. Burial, directed by Thompson Funeral Home, will be at McCay Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service. Mr. Reed died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. He was 54. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Reed Sr.; brother, Perry Reed; and granddaughter, JeMekka Howard. He is survived by his son, Robert E. Reed Jr. of Chicago; his daughter, Tamika L. Howard of Port Gibson; his mother, Nancy Reed of Port Gibson; two brothers, Alfred Reed Jr. of Port Gibson and Warren A. Reed of Jackson;



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Mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Sunday-tuesday Sunny; highs in the upper 40s; lows in the mid-20s

STATE FORECAST TOday Mostly cloudy; highs in the upper 60s; lows in the upper 30s Sunday-tuesday Sunny; highs in the upper 40s; lows in the upper 20s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 65º Low/past 24 hours............... 47º Average temperature......... 56º Normal this date................... 50º Record low..............21º in 2006 Record high............78º in 1933 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 44.21 inches Normal/month......0.70 inches Normal/year........ 47.12 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 3:55 A.M. Most active...............10:10 P.M. Active............................. 4:24 P.M. Most active................10:39 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:57 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:57 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:49

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 16.0 | Change: +1.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.3 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.4 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 7.0 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 13.0 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................69.7 River....................................63.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 30.2 Monday.................................. 31.0 Tuesday.................................. 31.6 Memphis Sunday.................................... 12.0 Monday.................................. 12.7 Tuesday.................................. 13.4 Greenville Sunday.................................... 24.3 Monday.................................. 24.6 Tuesday.................................. 25.0 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 17.2 Monday.................................. 17.5 Tuesday.................................. 17.8


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RELIGION SATURDAY, De ce mbe r 4, 2010 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Man’s wife doesn’t feel comfortable at his church Q: I want my wife to attend my church with me, but she says it’s too formal and liturgical. And she feels the people aren’t friendly. The denomination I attend is very important to me and I will not give up my faith — but we don’t have another church of this kind around us for miles; in fact, the closest is about 45 miles away. What should we do? Jim: Your ability to find common ground on this issue will depend on the degree to which you’re both willing to compromise. Some churches offer a more upbeat, FOCUS ON informal THE FAMILY service on Saturday evenings. Your wife might feel more comfortable in such a setting. Is FOCUS ON that an THE FAMILY option at your current church? If your wife feels like an “outsider” to your particular tradition, I’d encourage you to take it upon yourself to help her feel more welcome. I know you’re determined to be faithful to your denomination, but would you at least consider the possibility of finding a place of worship outside that denomination, for your wife’s sake? Q: Every year, I dread the holiday season ... the noise, commercials, cards and gifts nauseate me. I also dread the parties and gettogethers with relatives. It all just seems so fake. Any help for a Grinch? Juli: Well, Mr. Grinch, you’re not alone in your dislike for the holidays. In fact, depression and suicide rates spike during this time of year. Feeling depressed at Christmas is even worse because everyone is telling you that you should be happy! Your dislike for the holidays may not be about Christmas at all, but rather what it has become. Christmas is first and foremost a religious observance, the day Christians commemorate and contemplate the incarnation of Jesus Christ. How people celebrate Christmas is a completely different matter. Instead of chucking the whole holiday, ask yourself the question, “How can I best celebrate Christmas this year?” The answer may be for you to skip a party and serve dinner to those less fortunate. •

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Hattiesburg temple marks 120 years of Jewish heritage Temple B’nai Israel at Mamie Street and 12th Avenue South in Hattiesburg

By Mike Blount The Hattiesburg American HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg residents know all about the city’s origins — it was founded in 1882 by pioneer and civil engineer William H. Hardy and named in honor of Hardy’s wife Hattie. But few know the history of its first Jewish settlers. Temple B’nai Israel, Hattiesburg’s first and only Jewish synagogue, is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Rabbi Uri Barnea hosted a festive reception for members to mark the occasion, and Dr. Stuart Rokoff of the Institute of Southern Jewish Life spoke of the rich his-

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tory of Jewish settlers in the South. “The first Jews arrived in Hattiesburg in the late 1880s, and the first ceremonies started around that time at the home of Maurice Dreyfus,” Barnea said.

Dreyfus, said Barnea, was the first Jew to settle in Hattiesburg, moving from Brookhaven to operate a sawmill. Barnea has been the rabbi at Temple B’nai Israel for four years, but knows the his-

tory of the congregation well. Other names such as Sam Shemper, who established Sam Shemper & Co. and Frank Rubenstein, who created one of the largest department stores in Hattiesburg, flow off his tongue. One can tell Barnea is proud of the city’s Jewish roots. In 1900, the congregation occupied the top floor of the Odd Fellows Building in downtown. In 1920, they built a location at Hardy and West Pine streets, where BancorpSouth’s main office now stands. The current synagogue, at Mamie Street and 12th Avenue South, was built in 1947.

Though it was initially founded as an Orthodox congregation, Temple B’nai Israel moved toward an affiliation with the Reform movement in the 1930s, said Barnea. Since 1942, it has had eight student rabbis and 12 full-time rabbis. Today, Temple B’nai is a place of worship for all, and a sign outside the building welcomes all faiths. “There are a few interfaith marriages in our congregation,” Barnea said, “and we have an ongoing outreach to draw more people.” Maury Gurwitch, 81, has been going to Temple B’nai See Temple, Page B4.

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Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444 Colorado Springs, CO 80903, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. The website is

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Boys eat bowls of rice in an orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Muslim orphans caught between Islamic, Western law By Rachel Zoll AP religion writer Helene Lauffer knew Muslim children — orphaned, displaced, neglected — needed homes in the United States. And, she knew American Muslim families wanted to take them in. But Lauffer, associate executive director of Spence-Chapin, one of the oldest adoption agencies in the country, couldn’t bring them together. The problem was a gap between Western and Islamic law. Traditional, closed adoption violates Islamic jurisprudence, which stresses the importance of lineage. Instead, Islam has a guardianship system called kafalah that resembles foster care, yet has no exact counterpart in Western law. The differences have left young Muslims with little chance of finding a permanent Muslim home in America. So Lauffer sought out a group of Muslim women scholars and activists, hoping they could at least start a discussion among U.S. Muslims about how adoption and Islamic law could become compatible. “At the end of the day, it’s about trying to find families for kids,” said Lauffer. Lauffer is not alone in raising the issue. As Muslim communities become more established in the United States,

An Afghan girl reads during class at the Kabul orphanage. pressure is building for a reexamination of Islamic law on adoption. Refugee children from Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are being resettled here. Muslim couples who can’t conceive want to adopt, but don’t want to violate their faith’s teachings. State child welfare agencies that permanently remove Muslim children from troubled homes usually can’t find Muslim families to adopt them because of the restrictions in Islamic law. “I get all kinds of families who come to me for fertility issues. They want to adopt and they want to adopt Muslim children and I’m thinking this is a crime that they can’t,” said Najah Bazzy, a nurse and founder of Zaman International, a humanitarian

Refugee children from Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are being resettled in the U.S. Muslim couples who can’t conceive want to adopt, but don’t want to violate their faith’s teachings. State child welfare agencies that permanently remove Muslim children from troubled homes usually can’t find Muslim families to adopt them because of the restrictions in Islamic law.

service group in Dearborn, Mich. “No one is going to convince me that Islam makes no allocation for this. Either somebody is not interpreting it right, or it needs to be reinterpreted.” Mohammad Hamid, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Hamdard Center, a social service agency in the Chicago area that has many Muslims among its clients, said he regularly received requests from American Muslims for advice on how they could adopt. “We don’t tell them it’s Islamic or un-Islamic,” said Hamid, whose nonprofit does not handle adoptions. “Our job is to facilitate the process. We believe if the child can be adopted, you are saving a child.”

The prohibition against adoption would appear contrary to the Quran’s heavy emphasis on helping orphans. The Prophet Muhammad’s father died before his son was born, so the boy’s grandfather and uncle served as his guardians, setting an example for all Muslims to follow. However, Islamic scholars say the restrictions were actually meant to protect children, by ending abuses in pre-Islamic Arabic tribal society. Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic studies at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, said adoption in that period had more in common with slavery. Men would take in boys, then erase any tie between the child and his bio-

logical family. The goal was to gather as many fighters as possible as protection for the tribe. Orphans’ property was often stolen in the process. As a result, Muslims were barred from treating adopted and biological children as identical in naming or inheritance, unless the adoptee was breast-fed as a baby by the adoptive mother, creating a familial bond recognized under Islamic law. When an orphan reaches puberty, the Islamic prohibition against mixing of the sexes applies inside the home of his or her guardians. Muslim men cannot be alone with women they could potentially marry, and women must cover their hair around these men. Islamic law sets out detailed rules about whom believers can and cannot marry, and an orphan taken in from another family would not automatically be considered “unmarriageable” to his siblings or guardians. For these reasons and others, Muslim countries only rarely allow international adoption. “There hasn’t been a concerted push to open doors for Muslim orphans because the expectation would be that those efforts would fall flat,” said Chuck Johnson, chief executive of the National Council for Adoption, a policy group in Alexandria, Va.


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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360. Spiritual Education of Children programs for ages 6-10 and 11-14 begin at 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ Episcopal Church, Sunday school building, two doors down from the church at 1115 Main St. Sponsored by Baha’i Faith and Christ Episcopal Churches. For more information call Jeanine Hensley, 601-4153253, Alma Smith, 601-6368628 or email: youth.educ@

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. On Monday, women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Awana runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kevin Winters is musician. The Rev. Dennis Redden is guest speaker.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver both messages. A chili and salad fundraiser lunch will follow the morning service. Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations and youth and adult Bible study. Worship is at 6. Wednesday night activities begin at 6 with a prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal is at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones

(5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596. Visit

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and youth meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. UMM and UMW Christmas party begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting is at the home of John and Clara Oakes. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with Nettle delivering a brief message, followed by a churchwide family meeting. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 7 a.m. with the Brotherhood Breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45.Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message, with a presentation by Calvary’s Impact Team. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3 with deacons meeting, followed by sanctuary choir practice at 3:30. Discipleship training for all ages begins at 5. Worship is at 6 with Bryant. A nursery is provided. On Monday, ladies ministry will meet at 6 p.m. at Hibachi Grill for a “Snowman” party. Wednesday night activities begin at 6 with youth and prayer meeting. Children will go Christmas Caroling.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. On Tuesday, Prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday Night Live worship is at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 in the nave. The Rev. Dr. Dan McKee will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice is at 9 a.m. in the parish hall. Youth Sunday school will join the 10 a.m. service, during which child care is provided. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. On Wednesday, the coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. A healing service will be at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. A class of instruction for centering prayer is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the

Revelation Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255.

devotion “And Samuel said Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

1 Samuel 15:22

• Joy and obedience are intrinsically linked together. When you learn to obey the Lord, you will have the joy of the Lord. It’s like the hymn written by John Sammis: “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way. To be happy with Jesus, but to trust and obey.” • Trust and obedience are the two hands that lay hold of the promises of God. They are the two feet that keep you walking on the King’s highway. They are the two ears that enable you to hear the Truth of God’s Word. • Do you want to know the sweet joy and contentment that Paul had in the depths of a Roman prison, that Corrie Ten Boom had in the dark confines of a Nazi prison camp? Then, trust and obey.

Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: nave. Visit or call 601638-5899.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

The Church of God Services at The Church of God, 5598 Gibson Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school under the direction of Glen Lancaster. Worship begins at 11 with prayer and praise with annointed special music and singing. Doris Leist will deliver the message. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Second Sunday of Advent at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. The Rev. Kempton Baldridge of the Seaman’s Church Institute will preach at both services. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30 and children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch Group meets at 12:10 p.m. Advent teaching mission meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Healing services begin at 12:05 p.m. Evening prayer is at 5:35. Congregational supper is at 6. Daughters of the King Christmas party begins at 6:30 at the home of the Hands. On Thursday, Vicksburg Family Development Center Christmas Party begins at 2 p.m. in McInnis Parish Hall. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The youths will meet at noon for lunch and youth pageant rehearsal. On Monday, the Council on Ministries will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Agape classroom. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50. The UMW luncheon begins at 11 in Wesley Hall. On Wednesday, XYZ meets at the home of Lee Waring at 11:30 a.m. The children (soloists only) will meet for play practice. MOMS next will meet. Both begin at 5 p.m. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7. On Thursday, young adult social begins at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall. A nursery will be provided. On Dec. 11, children’s play practice is from 10 a.m. until noon. Visit for more details. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall.

Cool Spring Services at Cool Spring, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer service is each third Sunday. Both start at 11 a.m. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and children’s church are at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. On Wednesday, adult Bible study, children’s choir and youth and young adult Bible study begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 8 a.m. with Brotherhood Breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. Visitation begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Second Sunday of Advent at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begins at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:19. Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers meet at 8:30 a.m. daily to walk in the fellowship hall.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Ferlonzo Knott will preach.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. On Wednesday, church Christmas party begins at 6 p.m. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. E-mail Call 601-852-8141.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-629-3900, 601-6383433 or 601-218-5629 for the shuttle bus. e-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is Saturday before the first Sunday at 3 p.m. and Saturday before the third Sunday at noon. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. The Christmas Cantata begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, committee and board meetings begin at 7 p.m.

First Nazarene Activities at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50 with the Rev. Charles Parish, pastor. The nursery workers are Dian Warnock and Taylor Strong. Evening worship begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Youth fellowship begins at 6 p.m. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon begins at noon. On Wednesday, Explorer’s Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Pageant rehearsal begins at 5. Sanctuary choir practice is at 6. On Thursday, Young at Heart luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11 with the choir presenting the cantata “O Holy Night!” Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. Bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. On Dec. 11, the UMW will host a membership tea at the church at 10 a.m. Visit

Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Beth Moore Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6:30. Rick McDaniel will lead the music. Mike Pennock is pastor.

First Baptist

Grace Baptist

Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Burn Page, Mississippi College, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Churchwide Missions Banquet begins at 5 p.m. with Philip Vandercook, Director, Global Maritime Center, New Orleans. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; family night supper at 4:45; and children’s choir program at 6. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; God’s Christmas Gift, live nativity from 6 until 9 p.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. On Dec. 11, God’s Christmas Gift, live nativity from 6 until 9 p.m. Visit

Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead the music. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship begins at 10 a.m. GAs, RAs, youth-adult Bible study and business meeting begin at 6:30 p.m.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Bob Polk, will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601218-3911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

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church events Continued from Page B2. Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Third Sunday night service begins at 6:30 at New Mount Elem Baptist Church with Kemp Burley Jr., delivering the message. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Deacons meet the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon Services at Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 339 Alpine St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by regular worship. Communion is at 11 each first and third Sunday with the Rev. Curtis Ross, pastor. Senior choir rehearsal is each first, second and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Sunday Preview begins at 5:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer is at 6:30. Bible study begins at 7. Deacons board will meet Wednesday before the third Sunday at 8 p.m. On Dec. 19, the 98th anniversary of the church will be celebrated.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. GMZ praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The usher board meets at 4 p.m. after fourth Sunday worship. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826 or Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3802 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. A nursery is available. Adult Bible study and children’s activities begin at 5 p.m. Snack supper is at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. On Monday, Cub Scouts meeting begins at 6. Boy Scouts meeting is at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m.; prayer group meets at 6; and Girl Scouts leader meeting is at 6:30. On Wednesday, DNA’s meet at 11:30; handbells begin at 5:45; and chancel choir at 7. On Thursday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m.; Girl Scouts meets at 1:15 p.m.; and finance meeting is at 5.

Special events TODAY • Mount Calvary M.B. — 10 a.m., women’s fellowship; Virginia Houston, speaker; 1350 East Ave. • Calvary Baptist — Noon., business meeting; 406 Klein St.

SUNDAY • Bethlehem M.B. — 1 p.m., combined pastor appreciation program with Holy Hill Church; the Rev. Joesph Smith, speaker; 3055 North Washington St. • Christian Home M.B. — 2:30 p.m., Harvest Day; dinner served; for transportation, 601-883-0286 or 601-638-5407; the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. • First Christian (Disciple of Christ) — 6 p.m., Christmas Cantata, “Hope is Born; 3005 Porters Chapel Road. • Greater Grove M.B. — 3 p.m., Greek Unity Songfest; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Lighthouse Baptist — 6 p.m., Fitch Family singing; 1804 Sky Farm Ave. • Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. — 3 p.m., 10th anniversary for Larry Brown, pastor; 920 Fifth North. • Woodlawn Baptist — 3 and 6 p.m., “A Baby Changes Everything” Christmas musical; 2310 Culkin Road.

FRIDAY • First Baptist — 6 p.m., God’s Christmas Gift, live nativity; Cherry St. • House of Peace Worship — 7 p.m., “Why Me?” by Linda Sweezer, pastor; Rolling Fork.

DEC. 11 • First Baptist — 6 p.m., “God’s Christmas Gift” a live nativity; 1607 Cherry St. • House of Peace Worship — 7 p.m., “Why Me?” by Linda Sweezer, pastor; Rolling Fork. On Dec. 11, dinner and movie night begins at 6 p.m.

Higher Praise Services at Higher Praise, a multicultural, nondenominational, spirit-filled church, 260 Highway 27 South, begin with Worship and the Word at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Chaz Bosarge, pastor, delivering the message. On Wednesday, Growing In Grace Bible study begins at 7 p.m., led by Bosarge. Prayer and Praise is each first and third Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m. Judah Ministries for the youths is each second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m., led by Renelle Bosarge. For information, call 601594-0183.

Holly Grove M.B. Services at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11 each first Sunday. Betty Brown is superintendent. Napoleon Newton is assistant superintendent. Robert L. Miller is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. Visit www.holycrossvbg. com or call 601-529-9636.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Back To The Basics Bible class is at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5; Bible class is at 6; and choir rehearsal at 7. Free tutoring is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. A play written by Linda Sweezer, pastor, is set for Friday and Dec. 11, each night at 7 at the Rolling Fork location.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings

Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Regular worship is at 10 with Bernard delivering the message. The male choir will sing. Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-6387658. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. For transportation, call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342, a day ahead.

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday.

• New Mount Pilgrim Baptist — 6 p.m., candlelight musical; 501 N. Poplar St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 1 p.m., Mello McCoy Tea; the Rev. Terry McCoy, guest minister; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. • Triumphant M.B. — 6 p.m., gospel benefit for Debra Gilliam Johnson; sponsored by Gospel Visionaries; the Rev. Dexter Jones, pastor; 124 Pittman Road.

DEC. 12 • Gospel Temple M.B. — 2 p.m., 9th anniversary for the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor, and wife Thelma; Dr. John McCarty, pastor of County Line M.B. Church, guest speaker; County Line M.B. Church choir; 1612 Lane St.

DEC. 17 • Gibson Memorial United Methodist — 7 p.m., live nativity drive thru; 335 Oak Ridge Road.

DEC. 18 • Gibson Memorial United Methodist — 7 p.m., live nativity drive thru; 335 Oak Ridge Road. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist— 6 p.m., Christmas Celebration; sponsored by the youth ministry; 335 Oak Ridge Road.

DEC. 19 • Cool Spring — 6 p.m., candlelight services; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Greater Mount Lebanon — 11 a.m., 98th church anniversary; the Rev. Larry Brown, guest speaker; Curtis Ross, pastor; 920 Fifth North St. • Port Gibson Baptist — 6 p.m. Christmas cantata; Christmas gifts for children; 804 Church St.

Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by youth worship at 11. Holy Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 each Thursday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel

M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday; all are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. each fourth Saturday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal is each first Saturday at 2 p.m. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B.

Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 522 Locust St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and

third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:15 by worship. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh are founders and overseers. Call 601-301-0586.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-4560215 or visit www.NDWorld. org.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Marshall Harris is superintendent. Worship begins at 11 with Tommie L. Moore, associate minister, delivering the message. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. A nursery is provided. Sunday evening activities begin at 5 with Kid’s time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with Mission Study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by Bible study and prayer at 7.

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church events Continued from page B3. Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 11 a.m. Saturday before the fifth Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. before the first and third Sundays. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden. Special music is by Virginia Rhinehart. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver both messages, followed by a luncheon and a Christmas party for the Senior Saints in the fellowship hall. Becoming a Better Bible Study Girl begins at 5 p.m. Children’s choir practice and worship are at 6 with Lavon Haden, guest speaker. A nursery is provided for all services. On Wednesday, the youth will meet at 6:15 p.m. and Awanas meet at 6:30. The Secret Pal party, rescheduled from last week, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. On Dec. 11, the children’s department will have a birthday party for Jesus at 10 a.m.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered and a nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail

ship, followed by the Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for children as old as 5. Administrative board will meet at 4 p.m. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Choir practice begins at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Dominos will be played in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday. E-mail pcumc_vicksburg. com. Call 601-636-2966.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Holy Communion begins at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Jordon Lee and Lauren will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Kid’s Klub Chirstmas pageant and caroling begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a visit with Santa. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Revelation Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. On Wednesday, Kidz Klub final rehearsal for the Christmas program is at 3 p.m. Adult choir practice is at 6:30. Call 601-218-6255.


Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-636-4978.

Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Word Power classes for all ages. Praise and worship begin at 10:45 under the direction of Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, senior pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction also begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

Pleasant Valley M.B.

Ridgeway Baptist

Pentecostal Explosion

Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and a new members class, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, Convenant Nursing Home begins at 6 p.m. Bible Institute begins at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Second Sunday in Advent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., with the Hanging of the Green service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early wor-

Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver the message. Evening worship is at 6. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. On Dec. 12, Christmas dinner will follow after the worship.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Second Sunday of Advent at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I. Christian Education is at 9:50. Choir practice led by Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating and preaching at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at the 11 a.m. service. Bible study begins each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Healing service and Holy Eucharist are at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. On Dec. 11, the Episcopal Church Women’s Christmas Luncheon and ornament exchange begins at 11:30 am. at Main Street Cafe. RSVP to Susan Price. Visit www.stalbansbovina. org. Call 601-636-6687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Anti-

ochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: Feast of Saint Saba of Jerusalem: Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; decorate the church today and Sunday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-636-2483 or visit

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship and fellowship services begin at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Bible study begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent at 9 a.m. Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary is at 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after mass. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal The Daughters of the King will host a Quiet Day at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., with registration beginning at 8:30 this morning. The Second Sunday in Advent will be observed with the Rev. Denny Allman bringing the message and serving at the Eucharist at 10:30 using Rite 1 from the “Book of Common Prayer.” Snacks and coffee are available in the parish hall before and after the service.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Second Sunday in Advent. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. During the Advent Season Soup and Scripture will be after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. On Dec. 14, Reconciliation service begins at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. The Sacrament

of Reconciliation and rosary are at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Advent lessons and carols service begin at 5 p.m. Sunday with Advent Scripture readings and song. Members of Holy Trinity and St. Paul will lead the service. Choirs from both churches will provide the music. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday is after the 7 a.m. Mass until noon in the chapel. On Wednesday, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 7 a.m. Wednesday. R.C.I.A. meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Glynn Hall.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner will be served at noon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Spring Hill M.B. Services at Spring Hill M.B. Church, 815 Mission 66, begin at 9 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Youth ministry services begin at 9 a.m. each fifth Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is observed each second Sunday. Children’s church is provided for ages 2-15. Midweek Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Javelin Clark is music minister. The Rev. Reginald Anderson is pastor.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-6385380.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. Music is by Perfect Praise/ Inspirational choir. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7

each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Trinity Baptist

Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching. Elder Mark Monroe will assist. Youth is at 4:30 and Kid’s Klub is at 5. Evening worship begins at 6 with Reiber preaching. Chandler Whitney will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. A nursery is provided. Hannah Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, family night supper and Kid’s Club begin at 6:30. Esther Circle meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45. Hanging of the Green service begins at 6 with Dr. Samuel Marshall Gore, professor emeritus of art, of Mississippi College, sculpting Madonna and Child during the service. Guest soloists and the church choir will sing. During the service the church interior and exterior will be decorated. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. Tim Goodson is minister of music and youths. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship. Mike Fields, pastor, will be bringing the message at both services. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Celebrate Recovery begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Both are at the Koinonia House. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. A nursery is available for children as old as 3. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor. Visit

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings. Christmas singing will be on Dec. 5, during the worship service.


Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor delivering the message. Evening Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Choir practice and church council/deacons begin at 5. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7. A nursery is provided.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601-638-2500.


Continued from Page B1. Israel for 60 years. “I moved here in 1952, and there was only one Jewish community,” said Gurwitch. “It was a mixture of conservative and Reform. The parents of the older generation were more traditional, while the children were Reform. I guess when Reform was introduced it grew strong because it was so much easier.” The congregation today is exclusively Reform. “We welcome anyone to come to services and see if they want to become a member,” said Gurwitch. “We have a lot of Christians come to our service and we’re very open and welcoming.” Milton Waldoff, 79, also remembers attending Temple B’nai Israel as a child. “I’m sure my parents took me when I was little,” Waldoff said. “It used to be located where Hardy meets Pine, and during World War II they converted the first floor into a USO stage. Camp Shelby had 100,000 troops, so it was always packed during the weekends.” Jerry Shemper, 75, jokingly summed up the 120th anniversary with five words: “It makes me feel old.” He added, “I do think it’s a great milestone for the citizens of Hattiesburg.”

college gameday SEC Championship Game

Delta State at Albany State / 11 a.m. ACC Championship Game

Auburn vs. South Carolina 3 p.m.



BIG 12 Championship Game





SPORTS Saturday, de ce mbe r 4, 2010 • SE C TI O N C

Auburn QB Cam Newton


11 a.m. ABC - Rutgers at West Virginia 11 a.m. ESPN - Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 11 a.m. ESPN2 - SMU at Central Florida 2:30 p.m. ABC - Oregon at Oregon State 6 p.m. Versus - Washington at Washington State 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Connecticut at South Florida 9:30 p.m. FSN - Southern Cal at UCLA Complete schedule: C2


Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

prep football

prep soccer

Lady Flashes cruise past Philadelphia Farrior

catches all-star TD pass

By Ernest Bowker

Back on top South Panola routs Meridian to claim yet another Class 6A football championship. Story/C3

On TV 2:30 p.m. ABC/3 p.m. CBS - The top teams in the BCS, Oregon and Auburn, simultaneously try to punch their tickets to the national title game today. Oregon faces archrival Oregon State at 2:30, while Auburn takes on South Carolina for the SEC championship at 3.


Jackson State assistant basketball coach and Vicksburg native was selected as the SWAC’s top assistant by the league last week.

sidelines Cavs not happy with LeBron’s talk

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James may have ruined another friendship back in Ohio. Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson didn’t appreciate some of James’ words and actions Thursday during the Miami star’s homecoming to Cleveland. James, who scored 38 points in the Heat’s 118-90 win, was subjected to constant booing, taunts and profanity. James engaged in some trash talk with Cleveland’s bench, jawing at some coaches and former teammates. Gibson took issue with comments that it appeared the Cavs were too friendly toward James, who played seven seasons in Cleveland. “We all know LeBron and we all know that he enjoys being in front of the camera,” Gibson said. “To say we were fraternizing and being friendly ... nobody knows what was said and the things that were said probably could not be repeated right now.”

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-9-4 La. Pick 4: 3-3-7-6 Weekly results: C2

With a roster full of young players and a tough schedule, the preseason expectations for St. Aloysius were not very high. The Lady Flashes have done everything they can, however, to raise them going forward. Seventh-grader Nicole Hayward scored four goals Friday night, and eighthgrader Haylee Prescott added a goal and an assist as St. Al routed Philadelphia 6-2. The victory improved St. Al’s record to 3-3 with two games and a tournament remaining before the holiday break. “I think they’re finally getting confidence in themselves. They’ve been working hard in practice and it shows,” St. Al coach Suzie Channell said. “A lot of people said we’re a couple years away. When you have a seventh-grader scoring four goals, why can’t we compete now?” The Lady Flashes dominated Friday’s game, yet had to show some tenacity as well. After Hayward scored twice in the first 17 minutes to give St. Al a 2-0 lead, Philadelphia tied it up almost as quickly. Hadley Chalmers converted a turnover in the midfield area into a quick goal in the 20th minute, and Franzie Hormann knocked in a corner kick from Makayla Walker in the 26th minute to knot it at 2. Those were the only two shots Philadelphia (0-2) put on goal in the game. Goal keeper Taytana Fox made nine saves for the Lady Tornadoes, but was besieged by 24 shots from St. Al. “One of the things I stress is being first to the ball. If it’s going to hit and bounce

From staff reports

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius’ Riley Griffith tries to settle the ball before she’s challenged by Philadelphia’s Denise Talley during Friday’s game. Griffith had an assist to help St. Al to a 6-2 victory. off, we were there to get it,” Channell said. “We’re not afraid to shoot the ball. We work on that a lot. Prescott broke the tie with a goal at the 34-minute mark and Hayward completed her hat trick in the closing moments of the first half to put St. Al ahead 4-2 at halftime. Five minutes into the second half, Hayward scored her fourth goal — giving her nine for the season — off an assist from Madison Lumbley to make it 5-2.

Shelby Bottin scored St. Al’s final goal with five minutes left in the game, knocking in a pass in front of the net from Prescott. Riley Griffith and Sara Townsend also had assists for St. Al, which will return to action Wednesday against St. Frederick’s, a Catholic school rival from Monroe. “I definitely wouldn’t have had a chance without the passes,” Hayward said. “It’s a lot of working together as a team, but there is some kind of right connection to it.”

(B) WC 5, Ridgeland 1 Erik Chappell had three goals and an assist to lead Warren Central (6-0) past Ridgeland. Marcus Renard had a goal and two assists, and Chandler Bounds added an assist for WC, which will play Oxford at 10:15 a.m. today and Madison-St. Joe at 3:15 at Shiloh Park in Brandon. WC’s girls, who lost 3-0 to Gulfport on Friday night, will face Brandon at 9 a.m. and Tupelo at 11:30.

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Ross leads Gators to rout of McComb By Jeff Byrd A stellar night by Vicksburg High’s Kienta Ross led the Gators to a blowout of one of Class 5A’s top teams. Ross, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, finished one rebound shy of a triple double. He had 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as the Gators blasted McComb, 78-48 on Friday night. McComb (4-3) was led by Ole Miss signee LaDarius White, who scored 14 of his game-high 21 points during the first 11 minutes. Vicksburg (6-2) went with a zone defense to combat White and it worked. Ross was a big reason why. “Going to the zone helped us slow down their 3-point shooters,” Ross said. “We guarded their shots and got the rebound.” On the other end, the

Gators overcame a sluggish start with a late charge to finish the first half. They went on a decisive 12-0 Kienta run — withRoss out leading score Mychal Ammons, who was on the bench with two fouls — to take a 38-25 lead into halftime. “White was killing us in our man defense by going up to the top of the key,” VHS coach Dellie C. Robinson said. “We had to go zone to slow him down. We had an opportunity to play it because they were without one of their big men.” The Gators had problems with McComb’s zone as well, but that ended when Ross figured out who to get the ball to.

Three of his assists came as Willie Gibbs knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and Dominique Brown hit one to key the Gators’ run. “I just had to find the open person,” Ross said. McComb went six more minutes to start the third quarter without a field goal. By then, Vicksburg had pushed the lead to 19 points, at 48-29. Ammons capped the rout with eight points and three blocks in the fourth quarter as the lead grew into the upper 20s. Ammons finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four blocks. Gibbs had 14 points, and Brown had 13 points with five assists. McComb was just 11-for-36 shooting from the field through three quarters. “We just didn’t hit shots,” McComb coach Hilton Harrell said.

(G) VHS 49, McComb 47 The Missy Gators (4-3) fought back from 10 points down and held on for a win over McComb. Vicksburg took advantage of the foul problems of McComb’s top scorer, Audrekus Dexter. She picked up her fourth foul with three minutes left in the third quarter and the Lady Tigers ahead 42-32. Vicksburg responded by scoring the next 15 points to turn the deficit into a five-point lead at 47-42. Montevallo signee Donyeah Mayfield keyed the run with 10 of her game-high 26 points. “Donyeah is our go-to person, but I thought her teammates did a good job of getting her the basketball,” VHS coach Barbara Hartzog See VHS, Page C3.

Throughout his high school career, Hunter Farrior has made his mark as a hard-running tailback and bone-crunching linebacker. His last great memory of high school football, however, will be as a receiver. Farrior, a Central Hinds senior, caught a 30-yard touchdown pass to help the South to a 27-21 victory in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ all-star game. Farrior rushed for 1,246 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Cougars this season, but played most of Friday’s game at Mississippi Hunter College Farrior at wide receiver and tight end. His first-quarter touchdown was his only reception of the game, and pulled the South even at 7. “We were running four routes. I saw it open up right under the goal post and ran under it. It came right to me,” said Farrior, who also had three tackles at linebacker. Farrior’s Central Hinds teammate, Lee Douglas, played the entire game at his normal linebacker spot. Douglas had more than 100 tackles for the Cougars during the regular season, and added eight more in the all-star game. “It went pretty good. I got to play middle linebacker on every series. It was a fun experience,” Douglas said. “I got one good run and hit the quarterback pretty good.” One player accustomed to seeing time at receiver, Porters Chapel’s Chris Marshall, had a so-so game by his standards. Marshall, who caught 50 passes for 1,029 yards in the regular season, was held to just two receptions for six yards in the all-star game. “I slipped, but I did my thing,” Marshall said. Marshall said he found solace in making new friends. He spent most of the week hanging out with Farrior and Douglas — two players who tried to shut him down when PCA and Central Hinds faced each other on Oct. 29. “It was fun. Meeting new people, bonding with them for three days,” Marshall said, adding with a laugh, “That whole male bonding thing.”


Saturday, December 4, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - Sunshine Tour, Nedbank Challenge (tape) Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Qualifying Tournament 3 p.m. NBC - Chevron World Challenge 6:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA Tour Championship (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11:30 a.m. CBS - Kentucky at North Carolina 1 p.m. FSN - California at Iowa State 2:15 p.m. ESPN - Butler vs. Duke 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Alabama at Purdue 3 p.m. FSN - Texas Tech at Washington 4:15 p.m. ESPN - Illinois at Gonzaga 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 - N.C. State at Syracuse NBA 7 p.m. WGN - Houston at Chicago RODEO 8 p.m. ESPN Classic - PRCA, National Finals SOCCER 8:55 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Chelsea vs. Everton WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m. FSN - Cal at Texas A&M


from staff & AP reports

NFL Thomas’ status to be decided Sunday METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he’ll decide on Sunday whether running back Pierre Thomas is ready to suit up at Cincinnati. Thomas, who’s missed eight games with a sprained left ankle, has been limited in practice all week and jogging with a limp at times. But Payton said the running back has moved around well while working with the offense, as well as with the scout team and on kick returns as he tries to improve his conditioning. Payton said he’s “guarded” about Thomas’ prospects for playing against the Bengals but still wants to see how last season’s team-leading rusher is feeling on game day. Reserve running back Ladell Betts, who has a neck injury, is the only player on the active roster who’s been ruled out.

NFL fines Oher for in-game tweet OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for violating the league’s social media policy. The NFL announced the fine Friday. Oher issued an update on his Twitter account during a 17-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers about his sprained knee, which is against the NFL’s rules. The former Ole Miss star had expected to be fined. Oher deleted the Tweet, but it was passed on several times. The league monitors players’ Twitter accounts. Also Friday, the NFL fined Houston Texans defensive back Bernard Pollard $40,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Gage.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 4 1945 — “Mr. Inside” Doc Blanchard of Army becomes the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. Blanchard also becomes the only athlete to win both the Heisman and Sullivan Award. 1956 — Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung edges Tennessee’s Johnny Majors to win the Heisman Trophy. 1982 — Georgia’s Herschel Walker wins the Heisman Trophy. The junior running back beats out Stanford quarterback John Elway and Southern Methodist running back Eric Dickerson. Walker finished third in the voting for this award as a freshman and finished second in 1981. 2009— Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour sets the major college football record for combined touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving as the Chippewas defeat Ohio 20-10 in the Mid-American Conference championship game. LeFevour throws for two scores, giving him 148 career TDs and surpassing the mark set by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan in 2007 and matched by Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell in 2008.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college football Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Game Miami (Ohio) 26, No. 24 Northern Illinois 21 Today’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 Today 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 Today 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 Today 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 Today’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 Today’s Game SMU at Central Florida, 11 a.m.


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PA 266 187 225 295

Pct .545 .545 .455 .417

PF 282 240 257 288

PA 252 294 218 321

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PF 250 254 216 225

PA 188 181 229 288

Pct .636 .545 .455 .273

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PA 231 225 256 323

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PA 281 240 262 301

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PF 276 265 219 140

PA 209 197 223 276

Pct .727 .636 .364 .182

PF 222 269 189 258

PA 172 166 239 282

W L T Pct Seattle................ 5 6 0 .455 St. Louis............. 5 6 0 .455 San Francisco.... 4 7 0 .364 Arizona............... 3 8 0 .273 Thursday’s Game Philadelphia 34, Houston 24 Sunday’s Games San Francisco at Green Bay, noon Denver at Kansas City, noon Buffalo at Minnesota, noon Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon Cleveland at Miami, noon Chicago at Detroit, noon Washington at N.Y. Giants, noon New Orleans at Cincinnati, noon Oakland at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Carolina at Seattle, 3:15 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Indianapolis, 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets at New England, 7:30 p.m.

PF 209 213 187 194

PA 275 231 225 319

W Indianapolis........ 6 Jacksonville........ 6 Tennessee.......... 5 Houston.............. 5 W Baltimore............ 8 Pittsburgh........... 8 Cleveland............ 4 Cincinnati............ 2 W Kansas City........ 7 San Diego.......... 6 Oakland.............. 5 Denver................ 3

T 0 0 0 0

South L 5 5 6 7

T 0 0 0 0

North L 3 3 7 9

T 0 0 0 0

West L 4 5 6 8

T 0 0 0 0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W Philadelphia........ 8 N.Y. Giants......... 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


L 4 4 6 8

T 0 0 0 0

South L 2 3 4 10

T 0 0 0 0

North L 3 4 7 9

T 0 0 0 0


prep football MHSAA Playoffs

Championship games

At Jackson Friday’s Games Class 1A - Mount Olive 20, Durant 14


Class 5A Acadiana 31, St. Thomas More 0 West Monroe 34, Westgate 3 Class 4A Franklinton 36, O.P. Walker 6 Karr 32, Teurlings Catholic 0 Class 3A Parkview Baptist 17, Notre Dame 0 Patterson 22, West Feliciana 21 Class 2A Evangel Christian 35, St. Charles Catholic 15 John Curtis Christian 40, East Feliciana 8 Class 1A Ouachita Christian 27, South Plaquemines 13 White Castle 20, Oberlin 0

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................15 New York.......................11 Toronto..........................8 New Jersey...................6 Philadelphia...................5

L 4 9 11 14 14

Pct .789 .550 .421 .300 .263

Southeast Division L 4 7 8 12 12

Central Division


L 2 2 5 9

LHSAA Playoffs

W Orlando..........................15 Atlanta...........................13 Miami.............................12 Charlotte........................7 Washington....................6

Division III Playoffs

W New England...... 9 N.Y. Jets............. 9 Miami.................. 6 Buffalo................ 2

Class 2A - Lumberton 26, Calhoun City 24 Class 6A - South Panola 28, Meridian 7 Today’s Games Class 3A - Aberdeen vs. Forest, 11 a.m. Class 4A - Lafayette Co. vs. North Pike, 3 p.m. Class 5A - West Point vs. Brookhaven, 7 p.m. ———

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

L 8 9 11 12 14

Pct .789 .650 .600 .368 .333

GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 8 8 1/2

Pct .529 .500 .389 .333 .300

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2


W San Antonio...................16 Dallas.............................14 New Orleans.................13 Memphis........................8 Houston.........................7

L 3 4 6 12 12

GB — 4 1/2 7 9 1/2 10

Pct .842 .778 .684 .400 .368

GB — 1 1/2 3 8 1/2 9

Northwest Division

W Utah...............................15 Oklahoma City...............13 Denver...........................11 Portland.........................8 Minnesota......................4

L 5 7 6 11 15

Pct GB .750 — .650 2 .647 2 1/2 .421 6 1/2 .211 10 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct L.A. Lakers....................13 6 .684 Phoenix..........................10 9 .526 Golden State.................8 11 .421 Sacramento...................4 12 .250 L.A. Clippers..................4 15 .211 ——— Friday’s Games Charlotte 91, New Jersey 84, OT Toronto 111, Oklahoma City 99 Washington 83, Portland 79 Atlanta 93, Philadelphia 88 Orlando 104, Detroit 91 Houston 127, Memphis 111 New York 100, New Orleans 92 Boston 104, Chicago 92 San Antonio 107, Minnesota 101 Phoenix 105, Indiana 97 L.A. Clippers at Denver, (n) Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, (n) Dallas at Utah, (n) Today’s Games Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at New Jersey, Noon New York at Toronto, Noon Cleveland at Detroit, 5 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 7 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 8 p.m.

GB — 3 5 7 1/2 9

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Games No. 5 Kansas St. at Washington St., (n) No. 7 Connecticut 94, UMBC 61 No. 12 Villanova 71, Saint Joseph’s 60 Today’s Games No. 1 Duke vs. Butler, at East Rutherford, N.J., 2:15 p.m. No. 3 Pittsburgh vs. Rider, 1 p.m. No. 6 Michigan St. vs. Bowling Green, 12:30 p.m. No. 8 Syracuse vs. N.C. St., 4:15 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky at North Carolina, 11:30 a.m. No. 14 Memphis vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 15 Minnesota vs. Cornell, 7 p.m. No. 16 Georgetown vs. Utah St., Noon No. 17 San Diego St. vs. Wichita St., 9 p.m. No. 20 Illinois vs. Gonzaga, at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. No. 21 BYU vs. Hawaii, 5 p.m. No. 22 Purdue vs. Alabama, 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Washington vs. Texas Tech, 3 p.m. No. 24 UNLV at Nevada, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 18 Florida at American U., 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Texas at Southern Cal, 9:30 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Friday’s Games William Carey 67, Southern Poly St. 58 Austin College 68, Millsaps 53 Today’s Games Mississippi College at Howard Payne, 3 p.m. Lee University at William Carey, 4 p.m. Florida International at Jackson St., 5 p.m. West Georgia at Delta St., 6 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Belhaven at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Colorado College at Millsaps, 2 p.m.

Friday’s Scores EAST Connecticut 94, UMBC 61 Iona 94, Canisius 85 Marist 80, Niagara 72 Villanova 71, Saint Joseph’s 60

Tank McNamara

Football on TV College Today

11 a.m. ABC - Rutgers at West Virginia 11 a.m. ESPN - Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 11 a.m. ESPN2 - SMU at Central Florida 2:30 p.m. ABC - Oregon at Oregon State 3 p.m. CBS - Auburn vs. South Carolina 6 p.m. Versus - Washington at Washington State 6:45 p.m. ESPN - Florida State vs. Virginia Tech 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Connecticut at South Florida 7 p.m. ABC - Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 9:30 p.m. Foxsports South - Southern Cal at UCLA



Noon CBS - Jacksonville at Tennessee Noon Fox - New Orleans at Cincinnati 3:15 p.m. Fox - Atlanta at Tampa Bay 7:15 NBC - Pittsburgh at Baltimore


7:30 p.m. ESPN - New York Jets at New England SOUTH Georgia 66, UAB 64 Xavier, N.O. 70, Talladega 63

MIDWEST Birmingham-Southern 65, DePauw 57 Monmouth, N.J. 64, E. Michigan 63 Wheaton, Ill. 86, Calvin 64

womens basketball Top 25 Schedule

Today’s Games 7 Texas A&M vs. California, 11 a.m. 10 West Virginia vs. High Point, 11 a.m. 12 Georgetown at Wake Forest, 6 p.m. 15 Florida State at Western Carolina, 1 p.m. 20 St. John’s at Boston University, noon Sunday’s Games No. 1 Connecticut vs. Sacred Heart, at Hartford, Conn., noon No. 2 Baylor vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m. No. 4 Xavier at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Oklahoma, 5 p.m. No. 8 Kentucky at Louisville, 1 p.m. No. 9 Tennessee at Old Dominion, 1 p.m. No. 13 UCLA vs. Montana State, 3 p.m. No. 16 Notre Dame vs. Purdue, 1 p.m. No. 17 Texas at No. 25 Michigan State, 3 p.m. No. 18 Iowa vs. Kansas State, 2 p.m. No. 19 Iowa State vs. Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 21 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m. No. 22 Maryland vs. Appalachian State, 1 p.m. No. 23 Vanderbilt at Denver, 3 p.m. No. 24 Nebraska at Indiana, 11 a.m. No. No. No. No. No.

prep basketball Girls


McComb 16 7 14 10 — 47 Vicksburg 6 12 14 17 — 49 McComb (47) Audrekus Dexter 19, Angelina Earl 17, Johnson 9, Felder 2. Vicksburg (49) Donyeah Mayfield 26, Shanequa Hill 15, Farris 3, Butler 2, A. Mayfield 2.



McComb 14 11 11 12 — 48 Vicksburg 19 19 15 25 — 78 McComb (48) LaDarius White 21, Trevosity Ellzey 12, Lacking 5, Luckett 4, Johnson 3, Tobias 2. Vicksburg (78) Mychal Ammons 20, Willie Gibbs 14, Kienta Ross 14, Dominique Brown 13, Gaskin 6, Stamps 5, Gray 4, Butler 2.

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Pittsburgh........27 Philadelphia.....26 N.Y. Rangers...28 New Jersey.....25 N.Y. Islanders..24

W 17 15 16 8 5

L 8 7 11 15 14

OT 2 4 1 2 5

Pts 36 34 33 18 15

Northeast Division

GP Montreal...........26 Boston.............24 Ottawa.............26 Buffalo.............26 Toronto............24

W 16 14 11 10 8

L 8 8 14 13 12

OT 2 2 1 3 4

Pts 34 30 23 23 20

Southeast Division

GP Washington......27 Tampa Bay......26 Atlanta.............26 Carolina...........25 Florida..............24

W 18 14 13 11 10

L 7 9 10 11 14

OT 2 3 3 3 0

Pts 38 31 29 25 20


GP Detroit..............22 Chicago...........28 Columbus........24 St. Louis..........24 Nashville..........24

W 16 14 14 12 11

L 4 12 9 9 8

OT 2 2 1 3 5

Pts 34 30 29 27 27

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......24 Colorado..........25 Minnesota........25 Calgary............26 Edmonton........25

W 14 13 11 11 9

L 7 9 11 13 12

OT 3 3 3 2 4

Pts 31 29 25 24 22

Pacific Division

GF GA 82 64 87 64 82 74 46 74 51 80 GF GA 68 52 70 47 58 79 67 73 51 70 GF GA 91 71 78 89 82 77 73 79 62 65

GF GA 78 59 86 82 65 62 63 68 58 63 GF GA 78 61 86 76 60 72 72 78 68 92

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............24 15 8 1 31 70 63 Phoenix............24 12 7 5 29 70 70 Anaheim..........27 13 11 3 29 71 80 Los Angeles....24 14 10 0 28 66 59 San Jose.........24 12 8 4 28 72 68 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Calgary 3, Minnesota 2, SO

N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 0 Carolina 2, Colorado 1, OT Buffalo 5, Columbus 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 0 Detroit at Anaheim, (n) Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, Noon San Jose at Montreal, 1 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 6 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Florida at Phoenix, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, Noon Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

transactions BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Bergmann, RHP Brandon Duckworth, RHP Santo Luis, INF Nate Spears and INF Drew Suttonto on minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with 1B Adam Dunn on a four-year contract and with C A.J. Pierzynski on a two-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jensen Lewis to a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Sweeney on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS—Named Spike Owen coach at Round Rock (PCL), Carlos Olivas trainer and Eric McMahon strength coach at Frisco (Texas). Promoted Jason Wood to manager and Brad Holman to pitching coach of Myrtle Beach (Carolina). Named Julio Garcia coach, Jeffrey Bodenhamer trainer and Ryan McNeal strength coach at Myrtle Beach, Storm Davis pitching coach, Corey Ragsdale coach, Jacob Newburn trainer and Anthony Miller strength coach at Hickory (SAL), Dave Chavarria pitching coach and TJ Nakagawa trainer at Spokane (NWL), Hector Ortiz manager and Oscar Mann Casey pitching coach for the Rangers (Arizona), Candaele special assignment coach, Mike LaCassa player development administrationArizona Operations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Acquired RHP Carlos Villanueva from Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Acquired RHP Scott Linebrink from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Kyle Cofield. CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHP Bronson Arroyo on a three-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with LHP Jorge De La Rosa on a two-year contract. Acquired INF Jose Lopez from Seattle for RHP Chaz Roe. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Re-signed C Rod Barajas to a one-year contract.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-3 La. Pick 4: 6-7-4-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-3 La. Pick 4: 6-2-5-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-4 La. Pick 4: 2-2-2-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-2-8 La. Pick 4: 1-9-0-7 Easy 5: 5-6-22-24-32 La. Lotto: 2-3-18-22-27-36 Powerball: 5-10-11-12-20 Powerball: 2; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-7 La. Pick 4: 3-7-0-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-4 La. Pick 4: 3-3-7-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-7 La. Pick 4: 0-1-8-7 Easy 5: 3-8-15-19-35 La. Lotto: 2-3-10-19-32-38 Powerball: 10-30-37-47-54 Powerball: 39; Power play: 5

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


college football

Storylines abundant for SEC title game ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gene Chizik was still in his Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m-onlytalking-about-the-game mode Friday, even though Cam Newton has been cleared to play by the NCAA. So it was left to Steve Spurrier to discuss Auburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star quarterback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re glad heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing,â&#x20AC;? the venerable South Carolina coach said on the eve of the Southeastern Conference championship game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played all year, and it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be right for him not to play when the championshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the line. I remember Joe Paterno saying one time, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You want to beat the other team when all their best players are playing.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Newton will definitely be on the field today for the No. 2 Tigers (12-0). The NCAA made sure of that by deciding, in a series of rapid-fire decisions this week, that while the playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father had solicited illegal payments during the recruiting process, his son knew nothing about it and was therefore eligible. That removed one bit of intrigue from this game, but left plenty of other storylines: â&#x20AC;˘ Auburn, which is atop the BCS standings, can lock up a spot in the championship game at Glendale, Ariz., with a victory over No. 18 South Carolina (9-3). â&#x20AC;˘ No. 3 TCU could become the first non-BCS team to play for the title if the Gamecocks pull off the upset, or No. 1 Oregon loses its regular-season finale against Oregon State. â&#x20AC;˘ The NCAA ruling likely removes any stigma from Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heisman Trophy campaign, and one more offthe-charts performance might just make him the most overwhelming winner ever. â&#x20AC;˘ South Carolina is trying to claim its first SEC title, and has a guy on the sideline who knows a thing or two about conference championships; Spurrier captured six of them

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, declared eligible this week by the NCAA after being cleared of alleged recruiting violations, will

On TV 3 p.m. CBS SEC championship, Auburn vs. South Carolina at Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a challenge trying to do some things that have never been done before,â&#x20AC;? the Head Ball Coach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fun part for me.â&#x20AC;? While the Gamecocks coach gave off his usual carefree vibe, Chizik was the exact opposite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stoic, tightlipped and in no mood to talk about Newtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA case beyond a brief reference to it in his opening statement. When asked how Newton had reacted to the NCAA ruling and whether it might take a weight off his shoulders heading into a rematch

against South Carolina, Chizik wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to address those,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll address the questions that have to do with the football game. Cameron, like the rest of our football team, is a very focused young man and we have one thing on our mind and that is the game tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? For Auburn, this is a chance to lock up a spot that was denied the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last undefeated team. The Tigers went 13-0 in 2004 but were left out of the BCS championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much riding on this game,â&#x20AC;? linebacker Craig Stevens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a trip to the national championship. Nobody on this team has ever experienced anything like that. It would be tough to lose.â&#x20AC;? But not out of the question. The teams met a month into

prep football

South Panola repeats as 6A champs By The Associated Press JACKSON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Qyendairs Griffin rushed for 174 yards and scored three touchdowns as South Panola beat Meridian 28-7 in the Class 6A championship game Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. Griffin rushed for touchdowns of 7 and 11 yards and also caught a 5-yard touchdown pass as the Tigers slowly pulled away after leading 7-0 at halftime. Antonio Conner had two interceptions in the first half and rushed for a 5-yard touchdown in the second. South Panola outgained Meridian 396 to 230 in total yards. South Panola (15-0) continued its long-running dominance, winning a second

VHS Continued from Page C1. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We keep doing things to fall behind, but at least like tonight and the other night against Forest Hill, we keep coming back.â&#x20AC;? Dexter re-entered the contest and got McComb within two points with a minute to play. Two free throws by Shanequa Hill gave VHS a four-point lead at 49-45, but McCombâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alexus Johnson scored on an inbounds play to cut it back two. With 7.7 seconds left, Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antoinette Mayfield missed a one-and-one. Two McComb players collided while going for the rebound and the Missy Gators got possession back. Hill got fouled, but missed the free throw. It bounded toward the corner with less than a second left and McComb could not get a shot off. Hill finished with 15 points for the Missy Gators. Dexter had 19 to lead McComb.

straight state title and sixth in the last seven years. Meridian (14-1) was led by quarterback Antoinne Atkins, who rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.

Lumberton 26, Calhoun City 24 Derrell McLemore threw a touchdown pass, caught one, and saved another from scoring with an interception in the end zone as Lumberton beat Calhoun City for the Class 2A championship. Lumberton (14-1) won its fourth title and first since back-to-back championships in 2004 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;05. J.R. Jennings completed 25 of 47 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns for Calhoun City (15-1).

Mount Olive 20, Durant 14 Reuben Duckworth rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns as Mount Olive beat Durant for the Class 1A title. Duckworth completed 6 of 13 passes for 67 yards and one TD while also making a crucial interception in the end zone during the fourth quarter. The Pirates scored the goahead touchdown late in the third quarter when Duckworth darted through the middle of the line for a 23-yard run. Mount Olive (11-4) is the first 1A school to repeat as state champion since Weir in 1996 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;97. Durant (14-1) had given up only three touchdowns all season before Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

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the season at Auburn, where South Carolina built a 20-7 lead and was still on top 27-21 heading into the fourth quarter. Newton threw a pair of TD passes to pull out a 35-27 victory for the Tigers. The Gamecocks can counter the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most dynamic player with plenty of their own weapons. Freshman Marcus Lattimore has rushed for 1,114 yards and scored 19 touchdowns, sophomore Alshon Jeffery has caught 75 passes for 1,351 yards, and Stephen Garcia has steadied himself after an up-and-down career, providing the sort of play that Spurrier expects from his quarterbacks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I seldom get mad at Stephen anymore,â&#x20AC;? the coach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been playing like we coach him to play.â&#x20AC;?

Nebraska, Oklahoma meet one last time NORMAN, Okla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for Nebraska to take its final bow in the Big 12. After decades of rivalries with teams across the Midwest, the Huskers will join the Big Ten next summer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but not before one last revival of their storied series against Oklahoma. The question to be decided tonight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is whether 13th-ranked Nebraska (10-2, 6-2 Big 12) will take the championship and run or leave after a second straight disappointment in the Big 12 title game. No. 10 Oklahoma (10-2, 6-2) is going after its seventh Big 12 title since 2000. It was almost an annual rite for Oklahoma and Nebraska to be playing for the conference title on Thanksgiving weekend during the days of the Big Eight, when both were national powerhouses under Barry Switzer and Tom Osborne. Those days seem like a distant memory now, with the rivalry diminished by less

On TV 7 p.m. ABC Big 12 championship, Oklahoma vs. Nebraska frequent meetings of lesser importance. The longtime rivals have played only once in the Big 12 title game, in 2006, although there was an epic game during the Soonersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; run to the 2000 national title, an echo of 1971â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game of the Century.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tradition and history of this rivalry is second to none,â&#x20AC;? Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you look at the number of years it spans and when you look at the number of times we have met from the Big Eight Conference to Big 12 Conference, where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been championship implications on this game. ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the more special rivalries in all of football, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fitting then that here it is the last time weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in conference together to have one more go at it.â&#x20AC;?

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Sherlock Holmes” — The resourceful detective, Robert Downey Jr., and his astute partner, Dr. Watson, Jude Law, meet a powerful criminal, a devotee of black magic who arises from his grave./7 on HBO n SPORTS College football — Cam Newton and second-ranked Auburn take on South Carolina in the Georgia Dome for the SEC Robert Downey Jr. Championship./3 on CBS n PRIMETIME “Cops” — Officers orchestrate an undercover operation at a pain-management clinic; a driver flees the scene of a serious accident./7 on Fox

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 Wink Martindale, game show host, 77; Max Baer Jr., actor-producer, 73; Gemma Jones, actress, 68; Jeff Bridges, actor, 61; Gary Rossington, rock musician, 59; Marisa Tomei, actress, 46; Fred Armisen, actor-comedian, 44; Jay-Z, rapper, 41; Tyra Banks, actress-model, 37; Orlando Brown, actor, 23. Jeff Bridges n DEATH Elaine Kaufman — The colorful restaurateur whose East Side establishment, Elaine’s, became a haven for show business and literary notables, died Friday at the age of 81. Kaufman died at a Manhattan hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and pulmonary hypertension, according to a statement issued by the restaurant’s representative. Kaufman was a veteran waitress and cafe manager in Greenwich Village when she bought a small barrestaurant near the corner of Second Avenue and 88th Street in 1963. It was never about the design or the food — basic Italian fare. It was all about the owner-hostess, an outsized mother figure in a tentlike dress, and her friendships with the famous. Norman Mailer, Gay Talese and George Plimpton quickly became regulars, and over the years the glitterati joined the literati. Even Jackie Onassis went there.


Voice of ‘Dora,’ network end dispute A teenage actress has dropped her claim that Nickelodeon underpaid her for serving as the voice of the cartoon heroine of “Dora The Explorer.” Federal court records show Caitlin Sanchez agreed to dismiss her lawsuit against the network and its corporate parents last month. Nickeolodeon said Friday that Caitlin would complete some future episodes on which she worked. The network declined to say how many. Her lawyer didn’t immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. The 14-year-old Caitlin had said she was owed millions of dollars for her work on the show.

Irons to guest star on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons is dropping into “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” to guest star as a sex therapist. A spokeswoman for the NBC crime drama said Friday that Irons’ character runs a sex addiction clinic in the episode to be filmed later this month. It’s set to air in early 2011. Series executive producer Neal Baer said he’s “elated” to work with an actor of Irons’ caliber. Jeremy Irons The British actor received an Oscar for “Reversal of Fortune” (1990). He won an Emmy for the 2005 HBO miniseries “Elizabeth I.” In January, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is moving up an hour, to 9 p.m. Wednesday, from its current 8 p.m. Wednesday home. The series stars Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.

Hackers accused of stealing pop music Two young German computer hackers are accused of stealing pop songs from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha and Kelly Clarkson, selling them online and forcing the advanced release of several singles, officials said Friday. An 18-year-old high school student from Duisburg, and his alleged accomplice, a 23-year-old unemployed man from Wesel, are under investigation for using a Trojan Horse to hack into the artists’ computers for about 12 months before being discovered, Duisburg chief prosecutor Rolf Haferkamp said. During that time, they earned more than $13,240 in illegal sales of tracks acquired from the stars’ computers. Haferkamp would not comment on specific songs that were stolen. Both men live with their parents in the western German cities, which are about 20 miles apart.

TV’s Mr. Food still cooking after 30 years FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It’s hard to imagine, but Art Ginsburg has spent 30 years quietly turning himself into an unlikely food celebrity, an icon with a multimillion dollar brand, all under the radar of the culinary elite. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. Ginsburg is Mr. Food. In classic white chef’s hat, he’s the guy who goes: “Ooh, it’s so good!” as he shows off quick and easy meals in 90-second segments on local TV stations around the country. He has 51 cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, electronics. He’s looking into a nutrition bar and an iPhone app. He’s friendly and fun — even off camera. “I could have been called Mr. Cucumber the rest of my life,” Ginsburg joked. “Or Mr. Pot and Pan. Mr. Food is better.” His company won’t disclose his worth but said the brand brings in millions every year, including revenue from a recipe-based website, Mrfood. com, that gets 10,000 to 14,000 new subscribers each week. Not bad for a butcherturned-caterer-turned-television chef who isn’t considered a big name among food enthusiasts. So why don’t foodies know Mr. Food? For one thing, Ginsburg regularly uses packaged products while top chefs bust a gut cooking from scratch with the best ingredients grown locally, said Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of “There is a huge roster of food celebrities out at this point in the marketplace. There’s just so many of them, and generally they are top chefs from the best restaurants,” she said. Secondly, Mr. Food’s syndicated segments are featured on local news shows, just like the local weather and sports. “That audience (local news) has gotten smaller and older.

Sherwood named chief of ABC News NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has selected Ben Sherwood, a former producer of “Good Morning America” who left to write novels and start a website, as its news division president. Ben He replaces Sherwood David Westin, who announced in the fall that he would be stepping down. Sherwood takes over a news division where many of its broadcasts — “World News,” “Good Morning America” and “This Week” — have recently undergone transitions that left them losing ground in the ratings.

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‘Godfather’ house for sale for $2.9M The eight-bedroom New York City mansion used in the 1972 mobster epic, “The Godfather,” is for sale. The owners of the Staten Island home are asking $2.9 million — or an offer they can’t refuse. The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It starred Marlon Brando as the fictitious mobster Vito Corleone and actors Al Pacino and Robert Duvall. Scenes were filmed inside and outside the 4-acre estate. Owner James Norton said his mother kept many artifacts from the movie, including Brando’s cue cards. The house features two fireplaces, a basement pub, a four-car garage and an in-ground pool. Realtor Connie Profaci said it needs some work, but the family is betting on the house’s history as a selling point.

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Jacob Lee Kemp

celebrated his first birthday December 2nd. He is the son of Shane Kemp & Kassy McMillin of Vicksburg. Maternal Grandparents are Vicky McMillin & Andrew McMillin. Paternal Grandparents are Susan Owsley & Stanley Kemp.

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Art Ginsburg, known as Mr. Food Maybe that’s why he’s not as well-known in regular food circles as perhaps he would like,” Steel said. In 2007, Ginsburg’s popularity peaked at 168 stations, but advertising dollars for local programming faltered. After a brief dip to just over 100, these days he’s back up to 125-plus stations around the nation. “They’re seeing that Mr. Food can be a profit center to the station because of Internet sponsorships, associations and sponsorships with Mr. Food,” said Howard Rosenthal, Ginsburg’s right hand man as vice president of Ginsburg Enterprises Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Most of Ginsburg’s shows are

taped there, in his own studio. On a recent day, he taped 13 segments, not actually cooking on air but instead walking viewers through the steps and revealing a finished dish at the end. He sticks to the basics and uses products anyone can get from the supermarket or find in their own cupboard. That and his folksy way make it easy for fans to think he lives in their neighborhoods. “It seems like he’s been around for a really long time in my market,” said Lynn Hetzler, 48, of Ashton, Ill. “We also see chefs from the Chicago area and you wonder where in the heck these people live that they get food like this. But

he (Mr. Food) cooks food that locals can cook and eat.” That hometown affect might be Art Ginsburg’s golden ticket. “He’s nationally recognized but locally embraced,” Rosenthal said. “Everybody thinks he’s local. So that trust and feeling of connecting with him, he’s like everyone’s favorite uncle.” Ginsburg grew up in the meat business, ran a catering company and started appearing on television in the early 70s on the show of a friend. His Mr. Food vignettes were syndicated in nine television markets by 1980. Now, he has close to 4 million daily viewers.

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Disappointed daughter wants alcoholic dad out of her life Dear Abby: I’m 15, and my parents have fought constantly for years. Dad is an alcoholic. I guess you could say I have kind of given up on him. I’m involved in many sports, but rarely does he show up to support me, unlike my mom who is there at every game. Dad has now left us. He still calls Mom just about every day, and he stops by the house to “check up” on things about three times a week. Mom forced me to send him a “Happy Birthday” text. She wants me to start talking to him again and to build a relationship with him, but I think he has missed out on too much of my life already. (He even missed my first prom!) I don’t feel I need him in my life, or that he deserves me in his. What should I do? — Let Down by Dad in Kansas Dear Let Down: Because you are close to your mother,



you need to have her explain to you why she feels it is important for you to include your father in your life. If he is trying to quit drinking, she may have good reasons for wanting you to. While I understand and sympathize with the fact that your father has disappointed you and that you are angry about it, carrying that kind of anger can be more destructive to you than it is to him. That’s why it could be helpful to you to check out a support group called Alateen. It was started especially to help young people whose lives have


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The key to improving your lot in life is to work to make good things happen instead of waiting and hoping for something to come from out of the blue. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — For best results, get your bandwagon rolling early with little or no fanfare. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — When you put yourself out for your friends, favorable, long-lasting results will come into play. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Once you take the initiative to get something fun rolling that can include others, your actions will inspire and fire up all those with whom you’re associating, as well as even some onlookers. Aries (March 21-April 19) — This is not the time to put any limitations on your thinking or on all the possibilities you have to accomplish your aims. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Draw upon those reserves you’ve been stockpiling in your reservoir if you want to have an edge over others in a competitive involvement. The more you burn, the more you earn. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Harmony of purpose is the key to collective success, so it behooves you to be a team player, with each party motivating and helping the other. Remember, two noggins are better than a single cranium. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Two important situations you left hanging can be successfully handled today with good results. You already know what the appropriate action is that is needed to accomplish your aims. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — There are always numerous possibilities for achieving personal gain, but in order to access them you’ll need to be far more enterprising and bolder than usual. Don’t hold back. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your ability to combat challenging developments is outstanding when you are properly motivated. You are likely to put it to work, when a loved one’s interests are at stake. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Every once in a while it can be essential for you to toot your own horn. If you’ve done something noteworthy for which another is trying to take the credit, blamelessly honk loud and clear. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Be sharp enough to pick up on some potentially profitable information being passed on to you by an enterprising and successful friend. In order to benefit from it, you must act on it.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am a 46-year-old mother with three children, ages 16, 14 and 11. I have been reading your column for quite some time now, both to keep up with teen issues today and to confirm that my husband and I are on track with our children. I am writing now to ask you to reconsider your advice to Lesley from Ames, Iowa, whose friends of many years have started drinking. When I was about her age, my two closest friends started smoking pot on a nearly daily basis. I did not choose to get high and told them so. They respected my decision, and although they continued to smoke, they did not try to convince me to change my mind. Our friendship continued for many years. Lesley has also made her decision and told her friends. If they continue to pressure her, perhaps she should stay away from them when they are drinking to show that she stands by her decision, but there is no reason for her to end a long-standing relationship. Sometimes these things die a natural death — either the friendship will die or her friends will stop their drinking. Maybe Lesley’s wise decision will help them see that they are wrong! I have read your solid advice that parents should trust their teens until that trust is broken. It applies here, too. Lesley’s mom has to trust that her daughter is strong enough to stand by her decision and avoid stepping in, unless Lesley proves her wrong. I hope you will reconsider your advice to Lesley about finding new friends. Encourage Lesley to stand strong and perhaps see if she can play a part in reversing her friends’ new course of action. — Mother, Galesburg, Ill. Mother: Thanks for sharing your views with me. It’s clear that you were strong enough to keep your high moral standards when you were with friends who were smoking marijuana. Many young people would have wavered in their resolve. Peer pressure has a strong influence. Teens often take part in activities they know are wrong when they’re with friends, not because of direct pressure but because they don’t want to feel left out of the group. When three of your friends are drinking beer, it’s easier to be accepted if you join in. You must remember that millions of teens read this column and not all of them have the strength to refrain from smoking pot or drinking alcohol when their friends are doing it. Some activities are so dangerous that you don’t want to take chances. Yes, parents should trust their teens, but they should also discourage friendships with peers who engage in destructive behavior. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

been affected by the compulsive drinking of a family member or a friend. It offers a booklet titled “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2011,” which can be read on the Al-Anon website at If you would like to order a postage-paid free copy, direct your request to wso@Al-AnonFamilyGroups. org, or mail a request to AlAnon Family Groups, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 234545617. Dear Abby: I have been dating “Harper” for two months. He now involves me in his family dinners and events on a weekly basis. I feel weird going to family functions that include his mom, dad, brother, sister, and their spouses and kids. Sometimes even extended family members and friends attend. Harper loves including me,

but it’s overwhelming because it feels too soon to spend so much time with them. My anxiety has me in a panic during nearly every visit. I’m having a hard time saying no because it’s all so normal for Harper. I dread going to his family’s for dinner for fear that it will turn into “card night.” Harper’s ex-girlfriend was fine with being included in everything. I feel like I’m stepping into her shoes, and I don’t like how it feels. Harper never forces me to go, but I have to find a way to tell him it’s not necessary for me to accompany him every week. I don’t want to offend him or his family. Help! — Too Much, Too Soon Dear Too Much, Too Soon: You need to recognize that Harper is extremely close to his family and that his idea of a good time is seeing and interacting with them. If you

Child’s public vomiting worries her parents Dear Dr. Gott: My healthy and smart 8-year-old daughter vomits in restaurants. When she was 3, she had a spell of vomiting over the course of a couple of weeks that we could not explain. Her pediatrician suggested keeping track of what she ate to see if there was a pattern with certain foods, because there was no abdominal pain and it was not consistent with motion sickness. We discovered that the vomiting often occurred after she consumed dairy products, so after another doctor visit, we limited dairy and used Lactaid tablets. The vomiting did not occur as often; however, we noticed it was still a problem in restaurants. Then our daughter revealed something: She got nervous in restaurants. She was afraid she would vomit and be embarrassed and got herself so worked up she got sick. Back to the doctor we went. The doctor said kids usually grow out of lactose intolerance as she probably had but “some kids just barf a lot.” He said she would grow out of that, too. She still has the problem. Could a medical issue be the cause? Dear Reader: You certainly appear to have covered many of the bases but still have not hit a home run in resolving the problem. I do not believe the stress and anxiety your daughter undergoes is related to an underlying medical condition, nor do I feel she does it for attention, but I don’t know her. Speak with her physician to be assured of her medical well-being. Vomiting can be the result of fear or emotional stress but can also represent a viral infection, milk allergy, a blocked intestine, tumor, gastritis and the reaction to specific smells or odors. These potential conditions are relatively easy to rule out with the assistance of laboratory work and X-rays. Again, because she doesn’t complain of pain, fever, diarrhea, headache and other common symptoms, my guess is that her testing will be normal. However, her pediatrician would be remiss if he or she did not consider the big picture. If her tests fail to reveal anything and she is an otherwise normal, physically healthy child, request a referral to a child therapist with whom she feels comfortable and who can see her regularly. While you might give the therapist a heads-up, she should be allowed to speak freely without a parent sitting nearby coaching her. Then back off as much as possible when an 8-year-old is involved. Allow your daughter to establish a relationship with the therapist, one she feels will help her now and in the future when other issues could come to light. Everything may be stress related, but it might be difficult to understand why she only reaches her limit when in a restaurant. This should be investigated and dealt with. A step you may or may not have considered is to stay away from restaurants. From my perspective, it doesn’t appear worth putting your daughter



through the trauma of public embarrassment. If there are compelling reasons for eating out, perhaps you can pick a corner table away from the hub of activity. Consider allowing her to bring a friend along so they can talk and giggle to reduce the tension level. Select a “restaurant” that has outdoor tables, and weather permitting, eat out of doors. Allow her and her friend to bring a hand-held game board to divert her attention away from her surroundings.

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

continue to date him, you will have to accept that his family — including extended family, friends and card nights — will be a large part of the package. Many women might welcome being wrapped in the embrace of a large, warm family, but because you feel otherwise, it’s time to level with him and

tell him that you’re finding this overwhelming.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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02. Public Service

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

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19. Garage & Yard Sales

MAPLE TABLE with 6 chairs. $250. 601-638-5993.

CASH FOR GOLD We buy Gold.

GARAGE SALE Parking lot of Fantastic Finds, 1370 Culkin Road Friday and Saturday 8am- 6pm. Bed spreads, furniture, dishes, whatnots, paintings, other miscellaneous.

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3425 Pemberton Blvd. 601-638-0055 Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-6:00pm

HUGE MULTIPLE FAMILY Garage Sale.149 Roseland Drive. Saturday 8amuntil. Everything from clothes to furniture.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 10030 HIGHWAY 61 South at Yokena. Friday and Saturday 9am- until. Twin car bed, Ty toys, Christmas dĂŠcor, hockey table, all size clothes and miscellaneous. 1403 SOUTH FRONTAGE Road, by Sweets Unlimited. Saturday, 9am- until. 35 inch and 27 inch TV's. 1997 Pontiac Firebird, 63,000 miles. Etcetera. 1412 WISTERIA DRIVE, off Division Street. Saturday 7am-2pm. Yard sale. Couch, table and chairs, rugs, clothes, toys, too much to mention. 1845 HIGHWAY 80. Friday and Saturday 7am-5pm. 5 family sale. Office supplies, desks, chairs, furniture, bed cots for deer hunting, tools, clothing, shoes, toys, miscellaneous items for $1. Hot dogs/ drinks available 11am, $1 each. 2004 Crown Victoria, excellent condition. 2020 WARRIORS TRAIL, Saturday 8am- 12 noon. New and used items. Clothes, lamps, toys etcetera. 204 COBBLESTONE DRIVE. Saturday 8am- 12 noon. Clothes, TV's, cosmetics, small appliances. No early birds. No checks. 3440 TIFFENTOWN, BOVINA exit. Saturday, 7am11am! Great toy deals. Clothing; sizes 3T-4T, juniors 1113, misses 8-20. Shoes; all sizes. CD's, purses, coats, vacuum and home dĂŠcor. 409 LAKE FOREST DRIVE, Saturday 8am12pm. Furniture, small appliances, clothing, too much to list. 511 TIFFENTOWN ROAD, Bovina. Saturday 8am-12pm. Wicker furniture, household items, clothing, miscellaneous. 525 KAVANAUGH DRIVE, Oak Park, Saturday, 8am-12 noon, clothes, toys, lots of miscellaneous. 5915 FISHER FERRY Road. Everything under $5. Saturday 7am- 12 noon. 702 LONGVIEW STREET. Saturday 8am1pm. Christmas dĂŠcor, furniture, clothes, TV's, more. GARAGE SALE Do your Christmas shopping in Bovina at 404 Allen Place. Lots of baby stuff, toys, games, etcetera. Saturday 7 am- 12 noon. GARAGE SALE!! SATURDAY 6am- 12 noon. 101 Brandi Lane (Across from Openwood Plantation). Lots of girls/ ladies dress shoes/ boots Size 7 to 9, gym shoes 6-8, jeans 2 to 12, sweaters/ blouses, jackets, prom dresses, mens jeans/ dress slacks sizes 36/30, 36/ 31, Large size Shirts, toys, roller blades, educational computer games (preschool- 3rd grade).

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

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

TAKING-IT-BACK Outreach Ministry, 1314 Filmore Street, at Miller's Tire Mart, off Clay. Newborn girls and boys clothes, computer desk and chairs, shoes, $5 bag of clothes, VHS tapes, household items, plus sizes, mens suits $5, mens pants, size 40 and up. Friday and Saturday. Tuesday- Friday 10am5pm. Saturday 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

26. For Rent Or Lease SMALL HAIR SALON. Wisconsin Avenue, only $425 monthly! 601-6346669.

27. Rooms For Rent $75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY, $75 deposit. Cable, air/ central heat, phone furnished. 601-272-4564.

28. Furnished Apartments $600 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning 601-661-9747. 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. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

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500 POLARIS ES 4 wheel drive, A shape, 1 deer season old, wind shield, rear basket goes. 601-831-7000 day, 601-638-9341 night

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

GUNS WSSM WINCHESTER 243 with Nexstar long-range scope with bullets. $600. Night in line 50 caliber. Muzzeloader no scope $300 or both for $800. Call 601218-2682.

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

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24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce

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3 APARTMENTS FOR rent. 1/ 2 bedrooms $200 security deposit. 601-2183835, 601-661-8999. 801 FIRST EAST. 1 bedroom, appliances included. $300 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-638-8295.

Make us your HOME, We make Life EASY! We have it ALL! Paid cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask about our SPECIAL! Call NOW!! 601-415-8735 Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

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30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 720 Dabney Street. $650, deposit/ references. 601529-3130. 3 BEDROOMS, TOTALLY renovated, all new, $700 1865 MLK. 732-768-5743, 209-628-8756.

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

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

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

MAGNOLIA COMMONS OF VICKSBURG, 2 Bedroom - $630 3 Bedroom - $724 Enjoy Life In Our Modern, Convenient Apartment Community Located off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821

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

MOVING SPECIALS!! 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. Call for information 601-636-0447. TAKING APPLICATIONS ON 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. $200 deposit on each. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

30. Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Section 8 welcome, $400 monthly. 225-281-7217. 3 BEDROOM, 1 ½ bath, $700 month, $500 deposit. City. 601-636-6821, 601-2183375. 3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath appliances, Roseland Drive $700 monthly. $500 deposit. Application fee. Lease 601-415-8581.

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Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

34. Houses For Sale BEVERLY MCMILLIN

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

Debra Grayson



2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 FAIRWAYS DRIVE Four bedrooms 3.5 baths. Unique to neighborhood. 1.4 acre lot on lake. BY OWNER (601) 415-2927. HOUSE FOR SALE 5785 Hwy 61 Onward. 2,765 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, brick ranch on 1 acre lot. $150,000. Call 228 4753831.



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

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






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

Eagle Lake 55 Sullivan Cove,

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

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

35. Lots For Sale

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

37. Recreational Vehicles 30 FOOT FIFTH wheel camper, slide out, awning, very clean. 601- 618-4472.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 1997 KAWASAKI KX100 Dirt Bike, green/ white, good condition, $675. 601619-6856. DIRT BIKES. 2001 SUZUKI RM 125- $1300. 2004 Kawasaki KX250F$1500. 2006 Yamaha YZ 85- $1400. 601-218-8837.

40. Cars & Trucks 1995 NISSAN SENTRA. 4 door automatic with air conditioner. $1,995 601-831-4506. 1995 TOYOTA T 100 Truck. Automatic, air, runs good. $2,800. 601-6368699.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bank Owned, Make Offer!â&#x20AC;? 1.5 story, 1580 sf, 3/2, wood floors, fireplace. 601-218-1800 Bette Paul Warner, McMillin Real Estate,

Easy Financing for Everyone. Just bring your paystub! Down payments from $800 Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cars -Hwy 61S 601-883-9995 Get pre-approved @

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GMC 54 PASSENGER Blue Bird school bus. Runs good. 601-638-1063.



34. Houses For Sale

McMillin Real Estate


Realtor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply the Bestâ&#x20AC;?

475 Mallet Road

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!

318-322-4000 DELUXE OFFICE SPACE- Wisconsin Avenue. 680 square feet- $450. 1100 square feet- $850. Call 601-634-6669.

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

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. In park, in Yokena. $365, deposit and references required. 601-415-2119. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

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


31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023

18. Miscellaneous For Sale


Utilities Paid â&#x20AC;˘ No Utility Deposit Required

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Downtown Convenience â&#x20AC;˘ Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


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Stonewood Apartments

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EAGLE LAKE 3NEW LISTING: 128 Brunswick Dr. - 3 bed 2 bath WATERFRONT - Complete remodel! Everything is new! $175,000 3NEW LISTING: 16619 Hwy 465 - 2 bed 1 bath, WATERFRONT - 200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; pier, above ground pool, Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJERDWLQJVZLPPLQJ 3NEW LISTING: 109 Hanging Moss Rd. - 3 bed 3 bath GREAT HOUSE! With amazing guest suite w/private entrance $149,000

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The Vicksburg Post

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • CADI L L AC • GMC

FINAL REDUCTION SALE! ALL 2010s Reduced To The Lowest Prices Of The Year!

2010 Buick Lacrosse CX

2010 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4x4

27,850 $ Sale Price - 27 ,035 $ Rebate - 1,250 Summit white, light titanium, equipped with all standard Buick features. #1936


34,748 Sale Price - 33, 195 $ Rebate - 5,000 $ Finance with Ally - 1,000


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Summit white with dark titanium, equipped deep tinted glass, AM/FM/CD player, work truck package, power windows, power door locks and mirrors. #41341





2010 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab 4x4 SLE

2010 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SL 4x4

34,520 $ Sale Price - 32,495 $ Rebate - 5,000 $ Finance with Ally - 1,000

35,630 Sale Price - 33,595 $ Rebate - 5,000 $ Finance with Ally - 1,000

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Summit white with ebony cloth, equipped with 4 wheel drive, skid plate, SLE package, H.D. trailering equipment, locking differential. #41278






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Pure silver with dark titanium, equipped with skid plate, 4.8L engine, H.D. trailering equipment, locking differential and much more. #41354





2010 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLE 4x4 2010 GMC Savana 1500 Work Van

40,105 $ Sale Price - 37 ,595 $ Rebate - 5,000 $ Finance with Ally - 1,000 M.S.R.P. -

Midnight blue with titanium leather, equipped with SLE preferred pkg., 40/20/40 split bench leather seats, power plus pkg., 5.3L V8, 6 speed automatic, H.D. cooling, 20” chrome clad wheels, high performance suspension, 1 year OnStar Safe & Sound. #41361


26,995 $ Sale Price - 25,095 $ Rebate - 2,500





2010 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

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Summit white medium pewter interior, equipped with cloth seats, power heated outside mirrors, AM/FM stereo, power locks & power windows, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, fixed glass rear door. #41418

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2010 GMC Yukon XL

26,010 $ Sale Price - 24,995 $ Rebate - 2,500 $ Finance with Ally - 1,000 M.S.R.P. -



45,340 $ Sale Price - 42,595 $ Rebate - 3,000





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Onyx black with ebony interior, equipped with SLE package, 6-way power driver and passenger seat, BOSE sound system, inside rearview mirror with camera, remote vehicle start, 1 year OnStar Safe & Sound. #41315







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TOPIC SATURDAY, De ce mbe r 4, 2010 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

music q&a

Chrisette Michele

Michele Those bright, little dots more prolific finds new than we thought, study finds voice on third try By Seth Borenstein AP science writer

By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press NEW YORK — There’s more confidence in Chrisette Michele’s voice these days, but it has nothing to do with her vocal ability. The Grammy-winning singer, who debuted with the jazz-soul CD “I Am” in 2007, is speaking her mind on her third disc, “Let Freedom Reign,” out this week. “I used to be so afraid to say what I really think,” Michele said. “This album is about me just saying what I need to say, feeling what I need to feel, dressing how I want to dress and emoting how I want to.” And to get some points across effectively, Michele is rapping instead of singing. “When you sing, things are pretty (and) I can’t express the things that I’m expressing in this song ‘Let Freedom Reign’ by singing it,” she said. The 27-year-old talks to the AP about her new album and explains why she might not be hitting the road to promote “Let Freedom Reign.” AP: Are you nervous about people hearing you rap? Michele: I’m not nervous; I’m curious. I’m usually petrified. ... But this time, I’m not so nervous about people’s opinions as I am about if the record label is going to be proud of the numbers. That whole numbers thing makes me uncomfortable. I hate it. AP: What do you do to ease things? Michele: If I was smart, I would party. I would party all week. I’d get drunk, you know. I’d smoke something. If I were smart, boy! ’Cause I get invited to a lot of parties, but instead I just watch cartoons, hang out with friends, go to the movies, do lots of press. Lots! Lots of press. But I should go get drunk. AP: Would you say the music industry is cold? Michele: People are mean and hateful, angry — haters everywhere, stupid blogs. People want to type ugly things that if somebody said to them they would lose their mind, but I got to go through it and sing the next day? ... That hurts! So yeah, it’s very cold. But you try to separate yourself from as much of the ugliness as you can. It’s hard, but I try. AP: You toured a lot last See Michele, Page D3.

WASHINGTON — The night sky might be a lot starrier than we thought. A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. For those of you counting at home, the new estimate is 3 00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That’s 300 sextillion. The study questions a key assumption that astronomers often use: that most galaxies have the same properties as our Milky Way. And that’s creating a bit of a stink among astronomers who want a more orderly cosmos. It’s one of two studies published online this week in the journal Nature that focuses on red dwarf stars, the most common stars in the universe. The study that offers the new estimate on stars was led by a Yale University astronomer. He calculates that there are far more red dwarfs than previously thought, and that inflates the total star count. A second study led by a Harvard University scientist focuses on a distant “super Earth” planet and sees clues to the content of its atmosphere — the first of this kind of data for this size planet. It orbits a red dwarf. Red dwarf stars — about a fifth the size of our sun — burn slowly and last much longer than the bigger, brighter stars, such as the A cluster of diverse galaxies sun in the center of our solar system, said Yale astronoelliptical galaxies have more mer Pieter van Dokkum. His of those dwarf stars. A lot study looks at how many more. red dwarfs are in elliptical“We’re seeing 10 or 20 shaped galaxies. times more stars than we When scientists had estiexpected,” van Dokkum said. mated previously how many By his calculations, that tristars there were in the uniples the number of estimated verse, they assumed that stars from 100 sextillion to all galaxies had the same 300 sextillion. ratio of dwarf stars as in For the past month, astronour galaxy, which is spiralomers have been buzzing shaped. Much of our underabout van Dokkum’s findstanding of the universe is ings, and many aren’t too based on obserhappy about vations it, said inside our astronoMilky Way mer Richard A star is a massive, lumiand then Ellis of the nous ball of plasma held toextrapolated California gether by gravity. The nearto other Institute of galaxies. est star to Earth is the sun. Technology. But about A star begins as a collapsVan Dokone-third of ing cloud of material comkum’s paper the galaxposed primarily of hydrochallenges ies in the gen, along with helium and the assumpuniverse are trace amounts of heavier tion of “a not spiral, elements. more orderly but elliptiHistorically, the most universe” cal, and van prominent stars were and gives creDokkum grouped together into condence to “the found they idea that the stellations, and the brightaren’t really universe is est gained proper names. made up the more comExtensive catalogues of same way plicated than those stars have been asas ours. we think,” Using the sembled. Ellis said. Keck tele“It’s a little scope in alarmist.” Hawaii, van Ellis said it is too early to Dokkum and a colleague tell if van Dokkum is right or gazed into eight other diswrong, but it is shaking up tant, but elliptical, galaxies the field “like a cat among and looked at their hard-todifferentiate light signatures. pigeons.” Van Dokkum agreed, The scientists calculated that

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saying, “Frankly, it’s a big pain.” Ellis said the new study does make sense. Its biggest weakness might be its assumption that the chemical composition of dwarf stars is the same in elliptical galaxies as in the Milky Way. That might be wrong, Ellis said. Even if it is, it would mean there are only five times more red dwarf stars in elliptical galaxies than scientists previously thought, instead of 10 or 20, van Dokkum said. Slightly closer to home, at least in our own galaxy, one dwarf star has astronomers at Harvard taking another step in their search for life. They were able to zoom in on the atmosphere of a planet circling that star using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. The planet lives up to the word alien. Their paper reports that this giant planet’s atmosphere is either dense with sizzling water vapor like a souped-up steam bath, or it’s full of hazy, choking hydrogen and helium clouds with a slightly blue tint. The latter is more likely, say the researchers and others not involved in the study. While scientists have been able to figure out the atmosphere of gas giants the size of Jupiter or bigger, this is a first for the type of planet called a super Earth — some-

The distant “super Earth” planet being studied by a Harvard University scientist thing with a mass two to 10 times Earth’s. It is more comparable to Neptune and circles a star about 42 light years from Earth. A light year is nearly 6 trillion miles. And while this planet is nowhere near livable — it’s about 440 Fahrenheit — characterizing its atmosphere is a big step toward understanding potentially habitable planets outside our solar system, said study chief author Jacob Bean at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

“You wouldn’t want to be there. It would be unpleasant,” said study co-author Eliza Kempton of the University of California Santa Clara. Bean and Kempton looked at the light spectrum signature from the large planet as it passed in front of the dwarf star, and the result led to two possible conclusions: steam bath or haze. The steam bath is the more interesting possibility because water is key to life, said outside scientist Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.


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Cloris Leachman ups the comic ante on ‘Raising Hope’ By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — “Vanity” is a word that seems missing from Cloris Leachman’s play book. This, of course, is no surprise to those who have savored this veteran actress-comedian in her anything-but-self-admiring performances the past six decades. (Does snooty Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore” and her own spinoff sitcom ring a bell? Or Teutonic terror Frau Blucher in “Young Frankenstein”? Or Leachman’s starkly noncomedic portrayal of a forlorn coach’s wife in “The Last Picture Show,” for which she won the 1972 best-supporting actress Oscar?) Now the 84-year-old Leachman fires jolts of unbridled daffiness on Fox’s “Raising Hope,” which is shown Tuesdays at 8 p.m. She plays Maw Maw, the dementia-addled, wildly inappropriate senior cared for by her granddaughter Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Virginia’s husband Burt (Garret Dillahunt). Their son Jimmy (Lucas Neff) also shares the chaotic homestead, along with his baby daughter, Hope. Moments of lucidity are few and far between for Maw Maw, who may be found removing her top and bolting out the front door bare-chested; forcing a “Christmas cookie” on Burt that she made from dirt and pebbles; or, when seated beside someone’s desk, popping off with a chipper, “Thank you for having me on the show, Johnny!” As Leachman reflects on Maw Maw’s antics, she trills an appreciative chuckle. “I just hang on and say, ‘What am I gonna do now?’ I really trust Greg Garcia,” she says, meaning the series’ creator. “And he trusts me.” Any doubts about Leachman’s gung-ho attitude were dashed two years ago when she

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Cloris Leachman, left, and Martha Plimpton in “Raising Hope” was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” She didn’t win the mirrorball, but with moxie and sass she outlasted the likes of singer Toni Braxton, chef Rocco DiSpirito and reality star Kim Kardashian. “Gosh, I wish I knew what I did!” says Leachman. “I just came out and did a dance.” On a whirlw ind p u b Cloris licity jaunt Leachman for “Raising Hope” recently, Leachman is fresh from shooting the series the week before, then flying to Kansas City to perform her one-woman show, then on to Warren, Ohio, the next day for a speech. Sure, she claims to be exhausted (with a theatrical display of collapsing in her chair). But during an interview at Associated Press headquarters, she is a cutup. And during her entrance and exit, she stops at every desk to speak — and eagerly interrogate — all the journalists in her path. She is accompanied by her son, George Englund Jr., who is also her manager. “He says managing me is like herding cats,” she confides, then, with precision timing,

adds, “George, don’t you think it’s because I’m left-handed and right-brained?” “I think that her right brain has consumed her left brain,” he responds mock-wearily, “and it’s sitting over there pretending to be a left brain like it has logic and stuff — but there

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mustache. “I was by myself with an eyebrow pencil, just doing nothing. Then they called me to the set and we started working. And we never changed it after that. So I had to put on this mustache every day. I had never intended to wear it. I was just entertaining myself in my trailer.” “She makes choices all the time,” says her son with an amazed shake of his head. “I’m with her every day and I still have no idea what she’s going to do next. Just hold onto your hat!” Hearing that, Leachman chuckles and considers the question, is she spared from vanity’s constraints? “I have pride,” she sort of replies. “I have to be clean. I take a bath. That’s what starts it. Then I just go to the end. It starts with a bath.”


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Continued from Page D1. year with the likes of Maxwell, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq. Michele: I AM tour. Hi, my name’s tour. It is what I do, 250 days of the year. It’s a lot of time. I love it though. AP: Are you planning to hit the road again? Michele: The truth is an artist like me who doesn’t get the type of promotion that we see more commercial artists receive, and especially in this climate of the music business, you have to be creative about how you promote yourself. Now, the people who make money off of my albums aren’t necessarily worried about my firstweek sales, they’re worried about the sales that I receive during my touring schedule. But this time, I’m going to trick some folks up and I’m not going to go on tour until I feel like it. AP: So are you really saying you won’t go on tour? Michele: It’s payback. I’m going to go out on tour, though. I’m going to go out on tour when I feel like going on tour. I’m not going on tour to promote the album. I’m going on tour because I love my fans. ... So when I go out on tour it’s for them, not for

isn’t any.” “It’s a wonderful way to live,” she declares. “I’m so happy. I’m never upset or depressed.” Not that she can’t be sharply outspoken. Unbidden, she lists three prominent people she doesn’t care for, including an Oscar-winning actor (“Can’t stand him”); a major politician’s wife (“The biggest pill!”); and a well-known TV personality (“He thinks he’s the big cheese: Limburger”). “But those are the only three people I don’t like,” she sums up. A native of Iowa who grew up outside Des Moines in an isolated home without running water, she began piano les-

sons as a child. Since the family couldn’t afford a piano, she practiced on a cardboard drawing of piano keys. She briefly studied theater at Northwestern University and competed in the Miss America pageant in 1946. She landed in New York soon thereafter, won roles in the theater and in the emerging world of live TV drama, as well as film. After 60-plus years (with eight prime-time Emmys among her cache of honors), Leachman says she has always treated acting as something of a lark. She recalls her role as sneering, domineering Nurse Diesel in the 1977 Mel Brooks comedy “High Anxiety,” set in a mental institution. Waiting in costume in her trailer on the first day of production, she idly gave Nurse Diesel a comically repugnant accent: the trace of a

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