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By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy. “We need to get this resolved and I’m confident we can do it,” President Barack Obama said shortly after the near party-line votes. The public must have “the peace of mind that their taxes will not go up” on Jan. 1, he added. Obama has signaled that he will bow to Republican demands for extending tax cuts at all income levels, and his remarks capped a day that lurched between political conflict and talk of compromise on an issue that played a leading role in last month’s elections. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., eyeing the 2012 campaign, accused Republicans of siding with “millionaires and billionaires” with their rejection of proposals that would let tax cuts passed during George W. Bush’s presidency lapse on sevenfigure incomes. Republicans noted that unemployment rose to 9.8 percent last month and said it made no sense to raise taxes on anyone in a weak economy. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., jabbed that Democrats were undergoing a “political catharsis” in public after losing control of the House and surrendering several seats in the Senate in the Nov. 2 election. But the rhetoric subsided quickly after the votes, and Senate leaders in both parties said they hoped political clashes would give way to compromise in the next several days. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the GOP leader, said he was relatively confident there would be a deal with the White House “not to raise taxes in the middle of a recession.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he hoped for an agreement by the middle or end of next week on legislation that would combine an extension of tax cuts with a renewal of expiring jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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Holly Days dazzle downtown By Pamela Hitchins Trucks that wouldn’t start, a threat of rain and fewer floats than in previous years could not keep Kim Hopkins from having a good time at the annual Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights Saturday. “This is the fun part,” Hopkins said with a smile as she motioned a float driver into position along Belmont Street into the parade line headed north on Washington Street. The theme of this year’s parade was “A Gift From the Heart,” and about 50 schools, churches, businesses, nonprofits organizations, school bands and color guards participated. The total was down from the 70 unitss last year and 74 in 2008, but balmy temperatures brought plenty of people downtown for the evening event. Hopkins said parade volunteers estimated the crowd at 10,000 to 11,000 people, lining the route from Belmont to Jackson Street six deep in some places, with store fronts and buildings decked out with lights and decorated trees. “It was a wonderful turnout,” Hopkins said. “We were very pleased.” The head of Vicksburg’s Main Street Program, which sponsors the parade, Hopkins said she tries to get the theme for each year’s parade announced as early as See Parade, Page A9.

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Today • “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 Morrie” — 2 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-636-0471. • 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. See Events, Page A9.

TODAY IN HISTORY 1776: The first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, is organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. 1791: Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. 1792: George Washington is re-elected president and John Adams, vice president.

1848: President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ’49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. 1932: German physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. 1994: Republicans choose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.



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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel returned to his home turf in the city’s Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, saying he still loves Congress — despite a showdown with colleagues over ethics violations that led to his censure by the House. “I have not lost my ability to love the Congress and to love this country,” the 80-yearold Democrat told reporters at Harlem Hospital, where a crowd at a town hall meeting gave him a standing, cheering ovation as he entered. Dapper in a dark suit and tie, Rangel appeared confident and as defiant as ever about the allegations that led to his public scolding Thursday. When asked whether he would ever specifically address the 11 ethics charges of which a House subcommittee found him guilty, he cited the website of the House Ethics Committee, saying it shows that “Charles Rangel is not guilty of corruption or self-enrichment.” The House found the congressman had failed to pay taxes on a vacation villa, filed misleading financial disclosure forms and improperly solicited donations for a college center from corporations with business before his committee. O n S atu r d ay, R a n g e l acknowledged some mistakes — calling himself “sloppy” and “overzealous” — but said he never enriched himself while trying to help minority college students at the City University of New York. “But there was no deception involved,” he added. Speaking in a firm voice, he faced TV cameras and told the news conference: “I was not found guilty of corruption, I did not go to bed with kids, I did not hurt the House speaker, I did not start a revolution against the United States of America, I did not steal any money, I did not take any bribes and that is abundantly clear.”

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Rep. Charles Rangel talks with reporters in Harlem Saturday. The congressman saved his ire for the media, rather than fellow members of Congress. He called members of the media “you band of reporters” — who he said “could continually tell a story knowing that it’s false.” The 20-term lawmaker vowed that this weekend would be the last time he would speak about the matter. In the coming months, which follow his re-election to Congress, Rangel promised to keep working on issues important to his constituents. “I have two more years under the Obama administration; I have a job to do,” he said. On Saturday, he turned his attention to Harlem Hospital, where the town hall meet-

ing centered on proposed improvements in the community’s health care. The hospital is a block away from the apartment building where Rangel lives, and where the ethics committee found he had violated New York City rules by housing his political committees in rent-controlled apartments. Rangel insists, however, that he never violated any rentregulation law. And he said that despite the 333-79 censure vote against him, he was buoyed by “a standing ovation in Congress. ... Washington is behind me.” Asked how he felt two days after the very visible rebuke before the nation, he said: “I’m OK.”

PHOENIX (AP) — The 2008, three have led to civil impassioned debate over the cases against employers. But dozens of business nation’s immigration policy takes center stage at the raids in metropolitan PhoeSupreme Court Wednesday nix during employer sanctions in a dispute over an Arizona investigations have led to the law that punishes employers arrests of 131 workers who are who knowingly hire workers illegal immigrants on criminal charges, such as using illegally in the U.S. Arizona’s employer sanc- forged documents or stolen tions law has been used just identities to get jobs. The law three times in three years, but intended to target employbusiness interests and civil ers has been used more often rights groups, backed by the against workers. Supporters said the law Obama administration, have banded together to argue was needed because the fedthat only the federal govern- eral government has done a ment may enforce immigra- lousy job of enforcing a similar federal law. They also say tion laws. the state rules The outThe employer sanctions have discourcome in this aged countcase also law was intended to less employcould signal diminish Arizona’s role e r s f r o m how the court would handle as the nation’s hub for hiring illegal immigrants. the controimmigrant smuggling Business versial and a nd civil more expanby requiring employers rights groups sive Arizona to verify the eligibility of challenged immigration enforcement new workers through a the law as a clear and law, known as federal database. unconstituSB1070, that tional attempt the administration challenged and a fed- to preempt federal authority. Lawyers for the state argued eral judge blocked key comthat while a similar federal ponents this summer. “It could take this less visible hiring law prevents states case and do something that from imposing civil or crimimpacts substantially on the inal penalties against busiSB1070 litigation by making nesses for illegal hirings, the some broader observations,” federal law allows states to said Peter Spiro, who teaches take licensing actions against immigration law at Temple violators. A judge put on hold the University’s law school. The employer sanctions law law’s most controversial secwas intended to diminish Ari- tions. The blocked sections zona’s role as the nation’s hub include requirements that for immigrant smuggling by immigrants carry immigrarequiring employers to verify tion registration papers and the eligibility of new workers that local police, while enforcthrough a federal database. ing other laws, question the Employers convicted of vio- immigration status of those lating the law can have their they suspect are in the counbusiness licenses suspended try illegally. The Supreme Court hasn’t or revoked. A survey by The Associated taken up the question of Press of all county prosecu- whether states and commutor offices in Arizona found nities can participate in immithat of the 101 employer sanc- gration enforcement since tions complaints lodged since 1976, and observers have the law took effect in January expected it to enter the fray.

community calendar CLUBS Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; lunch $8; guests welcome; Citadel on Mission 66. Retired Education Personnel Vicksburg Warren County — 1:30 p.m. Monday; all officers and committee chairpersons should be present; 601-636-2633; Instructional Office on Mississippi 27. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Sherry Williams, Vicksburg Warren School District, speaker. VAMP — Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals; Christmas party, noon Tuesday, Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet; American Legion No. 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday; 1712 Monroe St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home — 4 today; memorial observance; 601-629-3500; 2102 Clay St. “I Remember Mama” Auditions — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 5 p.m. Dec. 12; cast: nine middle-aged men; 13 women; boys and girls, ages 6-17; Vicksburg Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011.

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Jammin’ For The Kids Toy Drive — 6 p.m. Thursday; admission $5 or a new toy; raffle and auction items; 601-6385811; Battlefield Inn. Beyond Walls Ministry — Help provide Christmas gifts for less fortunate children of Warren County; Chaplain Earnie Hall, 601-636-5455 or 601456-9000.

Looking for a family activity that illustrates the true message of Christmas? Why not consider visiting First Baptist Church’s dramatic presentation of the birth and life of Christ through God’s Christmas Gift. God’s Christmas Gift is an outdoor walking tour which includes visits to Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem. The story of the life of Christ is told through the eyes of Isaiah. Scenes include the prophecy of Jesus’ birth, His death, resurrection and ascension. This is a free event from Friday, December 10th, through Sunday, December 12th. Tours begin each evening at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Tour groups depart every fifteen minutes.

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Obama hails South Korea trade pact WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs. “This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy,” the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace. The pact, which requires congressional approval, would be the largest since the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico in 1994. Obama said the South Korean deal would support

President Barack Obama at least 70,000 American jobs — welcome news with the latest unemployment figures showing nearly stagnant job growth. The president said that jobs report showed more needed to be done.

“Essential to that is opening new markets around the world to products that are made in America,” Obama said. He said U.S. automakers would gain greater access to the expanding South Korean market. Exports of U.S. goods to South Korea could soar to $10 billion under the deal, which won rare praise for Obama from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as some Republicans. Obama had hoped to announce the deal while in Seoul for economic meetings last month, but it didn’t come together, an embarrassment at the time for Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Obama said Saturday the

version under consideration in Seoul “wasn’t good enough.” It’s the first big trade deal of Obama’s presidency, but Obama said: “I’m not interested in signing trade agreements for the sake of signing trade agreements.” South Korea would allow the U.S. to lift a 2.5 percent tariff on Korean cars in five years, instead of cutting the tariff right away. Each U.S. automaker could export 25,000 cars to South Korea as long as they met U.S. safety standards; disputes over safety standards had effectively stood as a barrier to U.S. auto exports into Korea. A U.S. tariff on Korean trucks would be phased out and South Korea would eliminate its tariff on U.S. trucks immediately.

Senate nears discussion on impeached Louisiana judge The Senate is set to begin deciding Tuesday whether to remove a federal judge from Louisiana after the House impeached him on corruption charges. The House voted unanimously in March to bring four articles of impeachment against G. Thomas Porteous. A two-thirds Senate vote is needed to convict. Porteous could become just the eighth federal judge to be removed from the bench. House prosecutors say Porteous began accepting cash and other favors from people with business before his court, beginning as a state judge. Defense lawyers have sought to portray his behavior as business as usual in the New Orleans-area legal community.


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president would sign the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 and make remarks at the ceremony next week, but offered no further details. The House passed the bill on Tuesday. The package would award some $3.4 billion to American Indians for royalties for resources like oil, gas and timber. Another $1.2 billion would go to African American farmers who claim they were unfairly denied federal loans and other assistance.

Decades-old claims from African American farmers and native Americans that the government mistreated and swindled them out of billions of dollars can finally be settled starting Wednesday. President Barack Obama is set to sign the bill authorizing payment of $4.6 billion to settle claims that arose in class-action lawsuits. The White House said the

The family of the late Johnny H. Laney would like to express our humble gratitude and sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support from countless friends and professionals. So many of you deserve special thanks. Thanks to Eagle Lake Baptist Church, River Region Hospital, Promise, The Heritage House for the love and support, The Church of God Eagle Lake Baptist, Mt. Zion MB Eagle Lake Church, the Warren Co. Sheriff Department, Riles Funeral Home and many and many others. Your support and prayers have been such a blessing and source of strength for all of us. Mickey Laney

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Almost 40 percent of Mississippi’s Medicaid recipients are children, 25 percent are elderly and about 22 percent are disabled.

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City Hall Decision on raises a head-scratcher Something is amiss at City Hall. One day, pay raises that will cost about $312,000 are approved. Days later, the same people who voted for the raises are saying they’re looking for ways to cut back on spending — and possibly personnel. The raises are across-the-board, not merit- or service-based. Most city employees, excluding the fire and police department employees will see a raise, thanks to city leaders. The leaders themselves — Mayor Paul Winfield, North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield and South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman — also will

see a bump in pay. Soon after adopting the raises, though, Beauman said the city’s 550 employees are too many. Maybe he’s right and maybe he’s not. Either way, though, why build up the employees with raises one week and knock them down days later with news that employees are looking down the barrel at “streamlining,” “realignments” or whatever you choose to call them. That’s simply not good business sense. At best, it is poor planning. In these down economic times, raises

are fewer and further between in the private sector than they were during the dollar days of the 1990s and the earlier years of this decade. The president of the United States said just last week that he was freezing federal employees’ pay raises for at least two years. It’s a national thing. So what should the city’s three elected officials have done? Wait. Figure it out first. Get out of the instant-gratification mindset that appears to have taken over this land. Then do what is appropriate and what the city can afford — plan first.

Bowl-bound teams a boon The holiday season in the South means more than praise, presents and eggnog. December in the South means, if we are lucky, more college football. Two of the state’s Big 3 — Mississippi State and Southern Miss — will be bowling. Ole Miss, which could not muster the necessary six wins despite a star quarterback and high expectations, will wait until next year at least. Having Southern Miss in a bowl is nothing new. The Golden Eagles, who will be playing in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 21 have gone to nine bowl games for nine consecutive years and 13 in the last 14 seasons. And while the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl does not carry the prestige of the

Sugar or Cotton bowls, it still means an extra game, national TV exposure and a handsome payout. Mississippi State’s run, though, is even more remarkable. The Bulldogs have a second-year coach, no All-Americans or even superstars. What the Bulldogs have, though, is a scrappy team that won eight games in the brutal Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State likely is headed to the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Formerly the Peach Bowl) in Atlanta. The Bulldogs played in the Peach Bowl in 1992, ’93 and ’99 — the latter featuring former Warren Central standout Josh Morgan. The Chick-fil-A Bowl, played each New Year’s Eve at the Georgia Dome

in Atlanta, has garnered national acclaim and is one of a handful of games on TV on New Year’s Eve. Having all three of the Big 3 in postseason bowl games would truly be a holiday treat. Having two of three, though, is nothing short of fantastic. Consider Mississippi has 2.5 million residents, but has three Division I-playing football schools, seven small colleges playing football and 14 junior colleges. The talent pie is divided too many ways, yet our teams consistently find a way to be victorious on the football field. In this state, the Egg Bowl should not be the last game of the year. Thankfully, in 2010, it won’t be.

Welcome center plusses and minuses We’d be the first to agree with our Southern mamas who told us to clean up because “you won’t have a second chance to make a first impression.” That said, we applaud the new landscaping at the Mississippi Welcome Center. It’s nice to drive across the Mississippi River Bridge and be welcomed by such a picturesque quintessential Southern building with a wide veranda and comfortable chairs. Secondly, while the $75,000 price tag in this economy seems steep, it is a “drop in the bucket” of the state’s $5.5 billion budget. The $75,000 spent sprucing up the center also could translate into more dollars spent in our community, and spread the word about what Mississippi has to offer visitors. Having such a venue, with its scenic views of the Old Muddy, will entice

travelers to stop to find the maps, directions to finding the best restaurants and attractions not only in Vicksburg but across the state. Mississippi, after all, brands itself as the hospitality state. What better way to showcase that hospitality than a topnotch welcome center mere feet from the Louisiana border. But there is a flip side. The center that offers tourists maps, answers to questions, directions and hot coffee reopened last week after being closed to the public for two months while plants and bushes were installed on the grounds. Come on. Here is the problem: Why was it closed in the first place? Couldn’t that work have been done without the whole operation being shut down? And, most importantly, how much potential revenue in tourist dollars did

the state lose? Residential yard work is done regularly without families having to move out, and, even if company shows up during the work, the visitors are led around the leaves, grass clippings or whatever. The welcome center, though large enough to accommodate visitors, is not so large that landscaping should have shut it down. The Mississippi Department of Transportation, which made the decision to close down the welcome center for up to six months — thankfully, the job was completed and the center was closed for only two months — was right in its attempts to try to make the best first impression, but in these times of severe fiscal constraints, it might should have tried not to throw the baby out with the bath water.

There are at least five states that are beginning to talk about something that’s never really been on the table before in terms of managing state public health care costs over the last 45 years. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that fives states — Washington, Texas, South Carolina, Wyoming and Nevada — are discussing or at least studying “opting out” or withdrawing from the federal Medicaid program as a means to control skyrocketing state spending and shore up massive revenue shortfalls. Medicaid, established in 1965, is jointly funded by federal and state tax dollars. Medicaid is the primary source of public health care for the blind, the disabled, the elderly and children. It is also the fiscal underpinning of hospitals, nursing homes and SID doctors — particularly in states like Mississippi where poverty is high and private insurance coverage percentages are low. Texas, led by maverick GOP Gov. Rick Perry, is calculating whether the state would be better off under a state-run system. The federal government on average covers about 57 percent of the costs of the Medicaid program for the states. But in Mississippi in Fiscal Year 2008, total Medicaid spending was $3.81 billion. Because of Mississippi’s poverty, the federal government paid $2.908 billion of that cost or 76.3 percent while Mississippi state taxpayers paid $903.7 million or 23.7 percent of the costs. In FY 2009 and FY 2010, federal stimulus dollars raised the federal portion of the state’s Medicaid program from 76.3 percent in FY 2008 to 84.2 percent in FY 2009 and 84.6 percent in FY 2010. The bottom line is that Mississippi’s health care infrastructure — hospitals, nursing homes and doctors — are in great measure as dependent on Medicaid as are Medicaid recipients. At the beginning of this year, there were 605,289 total Mississippi Medicaid beneficiaries. The federal health care reforms will dramatically expand Medicaid eligibility in Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour has maintained that the federal reforms will increase the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid from onein-five to one-in-three. Almost 40 percent of Mississippi’s Medicaid recipients are children, 25 percent are elderly and about 22 percent are disabled. The idea that Mississippi would somehow be better off either from a fiscal standpoint or from a public health standpoint to “opt out” of the Medicaid program is one that would be a hard sell both in the Legislature and among the state health care providers. The health care reform package mandates that the federal government bear the entire cost of the state’s estimated 400,000 new Medicaid recipients from the time the program takes effect in 2014 through 2016 before dropping to 95 percent over the next three years. Beginning in 2020, the federal government will pay 90 percent of the cost thereafter. State officials point out that because of the state’s poverty, Mississippi has the highest percentage of people of any state who will qualify for Medicaid under the new law. So for the short term, Mississippi would be fiscally hard pressed to withdraw from Medicaid. But the fear is what the federal government giveth, it can turn around later and take away. The history of Medicaid has been for the federal government to push down costs to the states through the regulatory process. But withdrawing from Medicaid and shifting it to a state program is a fiscal bet no Mississippi casino would take. It’s even less likely that state lawmakers or even Barbour would look at the numbers and conclude that opting out of Medicaid is anything more than a fool’s political errand. •


Contact Perspective Editor Sid Salter at 601-961-7084 or e-mail

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WEEK IN Vicksburg High temperatures varied from the mid-50s to the mid70s; overnight lows remained for the most part in the 30s. More than three inches of rain fell during the week. The Mississippi River climbed from 10.8 to 16 feet on the Vicksburg gauge. Forecasters were predicting a reading of 16.8 feet for today. Vicksburgers Debbie Haworth, Cynthia Freeny and Lori Jones completed the Athens Classic Marathon in Greece. Fellow runner Judy Skipper ran the 10K event there. The women trained for two years as members of Marathon Makeover of Vicksburg to improve their health and fitness. The Vicksburg National Military Park is one of 65 parks participating in Let’s Move Outside, a federal initiative encouraging people to get back to nature. As part of the program, the park is touting five walking paths that vary in length and difficulty. City native Amanda Cashman was awarded the Mississippi Art Education Association’s 2010 Elementary Division Outstanding Art Educator, a statewide honor presented to her at the association’s fall conference. Cashman, 30, is in her second year teaching pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison. Storms with high winds rolled through the area, toppling trees and cutting power to about 1,200 Entergy customers. Tornado warnings were issued in northern and southern parts of the county, and flash flooding was seen in a number of areas. A hearing before a U.S. magistrate in Natchez has been set up for Jan. 11 to determine whether a civil racketeering suit over access to hunting property off Mississippi 465 should be restarted. The case has grown from filings begun in 2003 over the use of Paw Paw Road, a gravel path leading to adjacent parcels owned by Issaquena Warren Counties Land Company and Paw Paw Island Land Company. Doug Sills, a Belzoni native who grew up in south Jackson, was named the new chief executive officer for River Region Health System. Sills, 56, replaced Vance Reynolds and will begin his new position on Jan. 3. Scott Hosemann, 40, remained in River Region Medical Center after being injured in a fire that heavily damaged his home on Drummond Street. Scott’s wife, Tammy, and their three children were treated for smoke inhalation and released after the blaze, which investigators say was caused by a space heater in one of the bedrooms. City officials announced they are studying ways to “streamline” city operations in a process that could merge departments, eliminate jobs and possibly cut payroll by $1 million. The study is coming on the heels of an across-theboard raise for the elected officials and nearly half the city’s 550 employees. One recommendation by Mayor Paul Winfield is to turn all of the city’s emergency management duties over to Warren County. Local deaths during the week were Lee Gusta Robinson Jr., Willie M. Jackson Jr., Christopher W. Morgan, Mary R. Pritchett, Robert Earl Shelby, R.W. Boydstun, Sha’Colby Savell, Curtisene Brooks Smith, Lanny Roy McCann, Shirley N. Hansford, Bennie Bell West and Selena Williams.


Secrecy is fine when it serves a public need OXFORD — It depends. If you count yourself among those who think of government as a separate thing, a self-contained entity akin to Walmart Inc. or the New York Mets, then you might have one view about government secrets being revealed. If, on the other hand, you cling to the notion that government exists only because the public needs it to serve our collective interests, you might have a different view. The latter thinking is the blueprint Thomas Jefferson and that whole Founding Father crowd envisioned. Today, things are different. The people are often “us” and government is usually “them” and “they” tell “us” what to do. A government that’s separate and distinct from the public is what we’ve got, but it wasn’t the plan. For the second time this year, a website called WikiLeaks has Washington, D.C., and other world capitals in an uproar. It’s not clear what motivates Julian Assange, the creator of the site, to expose America’s laundry. But if the result is to share with Americans (and everyone else) what Washington is really doing (as opposed to what it’s telling “us”) then that’s a good thing. Secrecy shouldn’t be discussed in broad terms. Specifics matter. In the first wave of WikiLeaks, there was the belief that active military operational plans were being made available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. For families in Mississippi

Far from creating a direct danger to the safety of individuals, it appears many of the documents are merely embarrassing.


MITCHELL with relatives stationed in danger zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq, it would be impossible (and stupid) to make the case that was acceptable. It turns out, according to Pentagon officials, that nothing of any value to an enemy enterprise was in the WikiLeaks portfolio, but there was justifiable outrage nonetheless. No one should challenge the notion that government should have a tight seal on much that is military in nature. The second batch of WikiLeaks documents is different. Much of it — and reports are that it is voluminous — mostly centers on U.S. Department of State memos and strategies. Far from creating a direct danger to the safety of individuals, it appears many of the documents are merely embarrassing. More directly, indications are the memos confirm to the world that American diplomats — up to and including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — are masters of saying one thing

and doing another. The phrase “a pattern of deception” comes to mind. Certainly, there are some who believe government secrecy is OK in this context. These are the folks who think of government as a “they” and believe that just as directors of Walmart or the coaching staff of the Mets should have strategic plans and ideas they don’t make public, it’s OK for the U.S. government to have the same. It’s a proposition not totally meritless. But some questions arise. For example, if we are the world’s “only superpower” why do we have to be sneaky when it comes to diplomacy? Why should we keep secret what’s known as our foreign policy objectives? Why do we tell one head of state one thing, another one another thing and tell the American people a third version, if anything at all? An argument could be made that if you’re the biggest, baddest person in the room, finesse (or underhandedness) is not a tool you need. Let others double-deal, dodge

and delay. A superpower should be able to say, “This is how we see it” and “This is what we intend to do about it.” Perhaps this oversimplifies. There’s always that risk. But a second consideration arises. It’s the acid test of secrecy and it’s a simple one. Merely ask whose purpose keeping a secret serves, or mostly serves. In the case of military operational information, clearly the answer is the soldiers and those of us they protect. In the case of State Department banter, the answer is less clear. Secrecy might advance the national interest, but it also might only shield double-dealing and protect the political hides of the hordes of people who draw paychecks as international policy wonks. Collectively, it may make us a less trustworthy nation when the national interest would be served by clarity, definiteness, dependability. The WikiLeaks flap is sure to be followed by many more. In each situation a question to ask is whether government’s purpose is to keep a secret for the people or from the people. If it’s the latter, then government is not performing as designed. Government is always supposed to work in our interest. At least that was the plan.

• Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Drifting from Creator responsible for nation’s problems We keep hearing that the economy is in bad shape, and I know it is true. Sometimes though one has to wonder if it is as bad as we hear. We see many people doing just about the same as always. They spend about as much time going to and fro, shopping for things they do not really need, buying new cars and huge 4-wheel drive pickups with four doors. About the same number cook and eat at home as always. They travel about the same as always. They spend great sums for a TV that takes up one entire wall of a room and think nothing of paying as much as $75 for one pair of jeans and $50 for a shirt. When we see things like this it makes one wonder if we are looking in the right place to see the hard times. I know most churches have been experiencing bad times now for quite a while. I know of churches that have had to cut corners and reduce services now for quite a spell. Some pastors and even their wives, have had to go out and get jobs because tithes and offerings are down so drastically. This is very strange. To me it seems churches should

Voice your opinion Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post. be the last ones to hurt, especially when folks have to stand in line and wait to be seated at any and all restaurants shortly after churches turn out every Sunday. The most expensive restaurants are the most crowded of all. Anyone who does not believe this only has to drive by

and look shortly after noon every Sunday. It makes one wonder just where hard times start and stop. I believe the reason our country is in all the trouble we are in is because people have drifted so far from our Creator. R.G. Hollowell Vicksburg

American dream gone?

Kudos to Dr. Chaney

Anyone can be president and anyone can write books. Upon hearing that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and almost-Gov. Palin have recently written books in their busy schedules, I decided I could, too. With ‘co-authors’ you can pop out books pretty easy. I’ll bet anyone who has written a book will tell you how easy it is. In my book, Gov. Haley Barbour should quit his Govenor’s job and try to catch up with the ever more popular almost-Gov. Palin in the run for the top job. Everyone could be President and everyone could write books; but, most of us shouldn’t ... and shouldn’t claim to if we didn’t. Sam Corson Vicksburg

I was very pleased to see Dr. Martin Chaney’s letter of appreciation for the good response to the Halloween candy “surplus.” When I saw his paid-for notice in the back of the Post, I thought, “this should be a public service notice on the front page under the colored Halloween information.” I’m happy a lot of folks did see Dr. Chaney’s notice, and even happier that he plans to repeat his efforts next year. Could the Post possibly publish it next year together with the local holiday info? Mary Louise Nosser Vicksburg

Countless citizens and immigrants have pursued the ‘American dream.’ Times have changed: today many simply seek ‘the dream.’ Chet Barber Vicksburg

Can doesn’t mean should

Obama must ‘scare the hell’ out of Americans over debt In 1946, as the Soviet Union moved to subjugate Europe, Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, R-Mich., famously told President Harry Truman that he had to “scare the hell out of the American people” to get them to support aid for endangered Greece and Turkey. On March 12, 1947, following that advice, Truman delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress that persuaded a penny-pinching, isolationist-inclined Republican Congress that America’s well-being required spending $400 million to begin fighting what became the Cold War. In 2010, it’s clear to practically everyone who’s studied the question that America’s future is endangered by surging debt, but somebody is going to have to “scare the hell out of the American people” to get real — which means painful — action to get it under control. At the same time, this “somebody” — President Barack Obama, for sure, but some top Republican leaders, too — needs to make it clear that America can boom again if it gets its fiscal house in order. In fact, I’d bet that a bipartisan pact to cut spending, raise revenue and reform the tax system would inspire such renewed confidence in the U.S. economy and political system that now-uncertain lenders would lend, employers would hire and foreigners would regain



For instance, as Bowles says, by 2020 interest on the national debt will be $1 trillion and it will have to be borrowed from foreigners, chiefly China, a rival, not a friend.

respect for America. On the “scare” side, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the authors of two new commission reports on the debt, do use words like “unsustainable” and “unmanageable” and quote Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as saying that it represents “the single biggest threat to our national security.” As matters now stand, Republicans and many Tea Party enthusiasts seem to think that deficits and the national debt can be controlled simply by eliminating earmarks or by limiting or cutting domestic discretionary spending of the kind Congress votes on each year. But earmarks — spending sponsored by individual members of Congress — amount to only $18 billion a year, and domestic discretionary spending accounts for only 15 percent of all federal spending. The lion’s share is “mandatory”

spending, especially in retirement programs, plus farm subsidies. Republicans used to favor limiting Medicare cost increases, but lately they’ve become as eager to curry favor with seniors as Democrats always have been. And they continue to be. When Simpson and Bowles unveiled their proposal, outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared it “unacceptable” because it relied too much (75 percent) on spending cuts and not enough (25 percent) on tax increases. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, in 2020 federal revenues will represent 19.6 percent of gross domestic product — compared with the historic average of 18 percent — and spending will be 25.2 percent, whereas the historic average is 20 percent. So what will it take to convince the public? Debt commissions make good points, but they need to make

them in terms ordinary voters can understand. For instance, as Bowles says, by 2020 interest on the national debt will be $1 trillion and it will have to be borrowed from foreigners, chiefly China, a rival, not a friend. Is that scary enough? How about the statement of the co-chairmen of another debt commission, former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and exWhite House budget director Alice Rivlin, about what could happen if America’s foreign creditors stop lending to the United States? They said this “will increase interest rates ... (and) could also send the value of the dollar plunging overseas, which could trigger runaway inflation and still higher interest rates.” I think what the experts have in mind is that Americans might have to carry their worthless dollars around in bushel baskets, that unemployment would skyrocket and that, unable to invest, America’s productivity and standard of living would crater, along with its leadership in the world. It’s scary, all right. But somebody’s got to describe it in such graphic terms as to “scare the hell” out of the nation. Obama ought to build next year’s State of the Union address around this goal.

• Morton Kondracke is executive editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill.


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Father says he buried children MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A father told investigators that his two young children missing since the summer are dead and buried, prompting corpseabuse charges for the man and a search by cadaver dogs for the youngsters’ bodies, police said. The father, John DeBlase, and the children’s stepmother have also been charged with child abuse. Mobile Police Chief Michael Williams said Deblase told authorities about an area where he remembers bury-

ing the bodies of 5-year-old Natalie DeBlase and 3-yearold Chase DeBlase. Police wouldn’t disclose the site but said it’s within 100 miles of the coastal Alabama city. DeBlase was arrested Friday in the Florida Panhandle town of Navarre and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of abuse of a corpse. The children were last seen in July during an outing in Mobile, but their disappearance wasn’t reported until police in Kentucky received

a tip recently from a relative of the stepmother’s, police said. Mobile police said they began investigating about a week ago. Police say the charges of abuse of a corpse filed against the father resulted from evidence he buried the bodies without proper respect. “He’s given us an indication of a location where they may be, where he remembers burying the children,” Williams said.





Mother admits imprisoning teen son OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman charged with locking her teenage son in a closet and beating him has pleaded guilty to multiple child abuse and neglect charges and faces up to life in prison. LaRhonda Marie McCall, 38, made a blind plea, which means there’s no deal with prosecutors and she’s throwing herself on the mercy of the court, assistant Oklahoma County District Attorney Scott

Rowland said Saturday. The case gained national attention in September 2009 when the now 16-year-old Bernell McCall walked up to a security guard at a National Guard armory about a mile and a half from his home and said he had escaped and needed police. The boy, now in foster care, was malnourished and covered with scars and bruises. He testified during a preliminary hearing in January


that McCall and her friend, co-defendant Steve Hamilton, often bound him with twine, a telephone cord or plastic ties or locked him in a closet for “stealing” food from the family’s kitchen. The abuse happened about four times a week, he told a judge. The abuse began shortly after he moved from New Jersey to Oklahoma at age 10 to live with a mother he had never known, he said.



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With 100 open heart surgeries performed this year alone, it’s a good reason to know us by heart.

The Heart and Vascular Center at River Region’s 100th open heart surgery patient, John Edwards, and his wife, Helen.

Experience counts when it comes to choosing the right hospital for your heart. That’s why we’re proud to announce that our own Dr. John Agnone has broken the hospital record for the number of open heart surgeries performed in a year at River Region. For John Edwards, our 100th open heart surgery patient, that meant his family was spared the long commute to an out-oftown hospital, making visits comfortable and more convenient. And for all of our heart patients, it means that now there’s an experienced cardiovascular team close to home. At River Region, Mississippi’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center, it’s just one more way we take your care personally. And one more reason to know us by heart.

Murray Whitaker, M.D., Cardiologist; John H. Agnone, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Paul W. Pierce IV, M.D., Cardiologist.

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THE SOUTH Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Christmas Caroling Medical

examiner backs out, cites health



Vick seems sincere in new life Days after Michael Vick’s involvement in the barbaric act of dogfighting came to light, the dog-lover inside me boiled over with fury. I was furious about all those involved in dogfighting from famous athlete to country bumpkin hiding in some rural backwater. I was furious that another superstar athlete with his future paved with gold could throw it all away for the gratification of his own bloodlust. I wrote in these pages all that fury that boiled over. About how much I would like the gunshot-victim old dog of mine to decide his punishment on behalf of dogs worldwide. About his being just a miserable piece of junk. Vick, a star quarterback in the most prestigious football league on earth, showed little remorse at first. Only when he went to trial and was sentenced to serve 19 months in a federal prison did he begin to express his emotions. The fury I held, once Vick went to prison, turned into opportunity. Michael Vick COULD become the best thing that ever happened to dogfighting. He could emerge from prison a new man, having spent nearly two years (hopefully) wallowing in a cell thinking of nothing but those dogs hanging from chains while being electrocuted. He emerged from prison with apologies and promises to be a new man. It’s hard, though, to believe the sincerity of someone who has a past as checkered as his. Actions would be the only provable way to see Vick’s sincerity. The Philadelphia Eagles took a chance, knowing the firestorm of criticism that would follow from a country that treats dogs as members of the family. Protests and picket lines formed before games. The outrage was still fresh in the collective conscious. Less than two years after his release, he again is roaming the football field putting up gaudy statistics. He has roamed the NFL football stadiums and turned them into his own personal playground. He’s also been roaming schoolhouses throughout the country, preaching his story of killing dogs. He implores kids not to get involved in what he once did. He is a key spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He seems sincere. For each amazing play he makes, his national microphone gets bigger and bigger. He uses that microphone to prove to all those who still doubt — and many will forever — that he is a changed man. We don’t see his every move, but he will always be under a national microscope because of his star status and our love of athletics. Should he get involved again in dogfighting, we all will know it. But for now, by his actions, he is proving that he really might be the best thing to happen in the battle to stop dogfighting.

• Sean P. Murphy is web editor. He can be reached at

By The Associated Press

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

A crowd estimated at 1,400 listens and watches Saturday night during the sixth annual V105.5 Christmas Caroling Contest at Vicksburg Convention Center. Hundreds of people competed in the eight individual and group divisions over four nights. At right, JaDarius Flagg, 12, the son of Julian Lott and Daphne Flagg Reed, sings “Every Year, Every Christmas” during the Saturday night finals. JeDarius went on to become the winner in the Tween Soloist category. The other winners, announced throughout Saturday night were: Bovina Elementary in the Lower Elementary category; Vicksburg Intermediate, Upper Elementary; Warren Central Junior High, Junior High Choir; Warren Central Madrigals, High School; Trinity Baptist Church, Adult Choir; Marquis Goodwin, Teen Soloist; JeDarius Flagg, Tween Soloist; and Glenntrice Johnson, Adult Soloist.

JACKSON — Less than a week after announcing that it had hired a second certified forensic pathologist for the state medical examiner’s office, Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety announced that he has withdrawn because of illness. Dr. Douglas Posey was hired as chief medical examiner and was scheduled to start Wednesday. But he didn’t show up Wednesday or Thursday, Commissioner Steve Simpson said. He said that when he finally reached Posey on Friday, Posey said he was recovering from serious surgery and wouldn’t be able to take the job. “Nobody was more surprised and disappointed than me,” Simpson said. He would not discuss Posey’s medical condition. The department said Posey will remain with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He had been tabbed as the chief medical examiner with four assistants including Dr. Adel Shaker, who was hired a month ago. The department had not had a staff medical examiner since the mid-1990s. For two years, Mississippi had contracted with Global Forensics to handle autopsies. Simpson said he had no complaints about the the Tennessee company’s work, but county coroners had trouble communicating with officials. In October, Global opted out of its contract, after talks broke down following the arrest of its CEO on a felony marijuana charge. Before Global, Dr. Steven Hayne was under contract for several years to conduct many of the state’s autopsies. Unlike Posey and Shaker, Hayne did not have national board certification in forensic pathology. The state ended its contract with him in 2008 after his work was criticized.

Cities hope to cut strings tying up gas money By The Associated Press BEAUMONT, Texas — Advances in drilling have helped American towns and cities strike natural gas, and just in time, it would appear. With many facing cash crunches, the millions of dollars they’re reaping in royalties could go toward saving public services, jobs and badly needed road projects. Not so fast. Because of restrictions built into deeds and federal grants, municipalities can’t use most of to their newfound wealth to plug budget shortfalls. And so, while elected officials struggle to make ends meet, the money sits there, close enough to smell but just out of reach. “There are street projects we’d like to move forward with, the designs are in place, but because of federal rules we’re not in a position to utilize the funds,” said Kyle Hayes, city manager of Beaumont, Texas, a refinery town that has made millions on

The associated press

Natural gas is pumped from the ground of the Beaumont Municipal Airport in Beaumont, Texas. gas drilling at the airport. “Right now, it’s just sitting there — $35.3 million.” The rules differ slightly depending on whether they’re dictated by a government agency, such as the Federal Aviation

Administration, or by a charitable foundation or individual during a deed transfer. But the bottom line is the same: Revenues made from gas drilling often have to be reinvested into the area where the

minerals were extracted. With new technologies and drilling techniques making once out-of-reach gas reserves accessible, the problem is expanding and currently affects about a dozen airports,

including several in Texas and Louisiana, and at least one in Pennsylvania, said Lynn Lunsford, an FAA spokesman. “The FAA has been reevaluating this policy in light of these windfalls,” Lunsford said. The FAA tied a reinvestment clause to the grants it gives out to ensure that money made at airports — for example from leasing stores or renting hangar space — gets reinvested there to help fund maintenance and improvements, Lunsford explained. The clause only became a problem recently with the millions made from natural gas extraction on airport properties. Beaumont — a Southeast Texas refinery city of just over 110,000 residents — has made more than $35 million in the past 10 months from gas royalty checks. But because of the reinvestment clause, that money has to go back See Gas, Page A8.


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Hermanville man dies in one-car crash By Pamela Hitchins

crime & accident

A Hermanville man was killed early Saturday on Romola Road near Port Gibson when he lost control of his car, it flipped and he was thrown from the vehicle, Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said. Kevin Lefteroff, 29, 1072 Mississippi 548, was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner J.W. Mallett, said investigating deputy James Jefferson. The first call to 911 was recorded at 2:16 a.m., sheriff’s records show. Lefteroff was driving a Honda Civic, year and model unknown, the deputy said. Lefteroff leaves an 11-yearold daughter who lives in Jackson, his mother, brother, aunt and grandmother. “He was interested in cars, hunting and his daughter,” said Lyn Kirkland, Lefteroff’s aunt. He worked doing house renovations and was planning to go back to school, Kirkland said. Lefteroff was born in Vicksburg and grew up in Her-

manville, his aunt said. He graduated from Rebul Academy in Learned. Details of the wreck were unavailable, but Davis said no other vehicles were involved.

from staff reports

Vicksburg man shot near sports complex A Vicksburg man was taken to River Region Medical Center Friday night after being shot near the sports complex at Mission 66 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, police Chief Walter Armstrong said. Eddie Johnson, 19, 3011 1/2 Green St., was found by a passer-by shortly after 10 p.m., Armstrong said. He had been shot once or twice, the chief said. Johnson, whom the chief said was in stable condition at the hospital Saturday, gave police several leads. He apparently was walking by himself when shot, Armstrong said. Several spent cartridges

were recovered in the area, the chief said, but no arrests had been made by Saturday night. “We have no idea at this point what he was doing there,” Armstrong said. “He does live a good bit away from that area. We will try to get some more information from him, and we’re talking to people who know him.” Hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said River Region had no record of his admittance.

Teen felon jailed after gun found A Vicksburg teen was in the Warren County Jail Saturday, charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Darryl Lee Green-Williams, 17, 508 Murrays Alley, was arrested by deputies at 2:55 a.m. Sheriff Martin Pace said the car in which Green-Williams was a passenger, a 1988 Chevrolet, was stopped in the 300 block of Fisher Ferry Road. The driver was arrested and held for Vicksburg police

when it was found, Pace said, that he had six outstanding misdemeanor warrants. When Green-Williams got out of the back seat at the request of the deputy, a .32-caliber revolver was found on the seat where he had been sitting, said the sheriff. A second passenger was not arrested. Records show that as Darryl Lee Williams, the teen had been sentenced in May to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery. Pace said he had no information on the early release. Green-Williams was being held without bond.

Gas Continued from Page A7. into its tiny airport, which handles no more than 18,000 flights annually and has 39 private hangars for singleengine planes. “I couldn’t spend that much money if I tore everything down and rebuilt it,” said Brenda Beadle, Beaumont’s capital projects manager. “I couldn’t spend $3 million out there, let alone $35 million,” Hayes said, laughing. The city has tried to give the FAA money back, hoping to cut ties to get full access to the gas money. But Hayes said the answer the agency gave the city: “We’ve never had anyone want to return the money. We don’t know if we can do that.”

Beaumont is determined to begin a much-needed $30 million infrastructure project. Fort Worth, a growing city of more than 720,000 west of Dallas, sits smack in “the honey hole” of the Barnett Shale, as Mayor Michael Moncrief likes to say. One of the first cities to enjoy the riches of new natural gas drilling, Fort Worth has made more than $89.5 million in the last 10 years. That money would cover the city’s $72 million budget shortfall, which forced the closure of public pools and nearly shut down libraries. But only about $15 million of it was unrestricted, the rest has to be reinvested in areas where the money was made. “It has been a tremendous challenge for this council,” Moncrief said of the cash shortfall.

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Parade Continued from Page A1. possible. “When school starts back each year, we start getting calls asking about it,” she said. “Some of the people put months into planning and making the floats.” Bovina Elementary School principal Micki Ginn said parents and students at the school had worked about a month putting together the Bovina Loves Our Troops float, which won the Best in Show award. The float was decked out in camouflage and followed by dozens of chanting students and about 20 Army National Guardsmen. Ki Miles, head of the city’s safety department who coordinated the entry of floats and bands, said volunteers arrived at 2 p.m. to begin getting floats and entrants in line. Once he blew the whistle, police at the head of the line sounded their sirens and the parade was underway. One potential disaster, a truck not starting, was averted with a volunteer providing a timely jump-start. “Things like this always happen, but it always works out,” Hopkins said. About 15 people volunteer, working as judges, announcers, line-up crew and other jobs, she said. “Without them we would not make it.” The parade was one of several holiday events in Vicksburg Saturday, including a visit from Santa and the final night of the annual caroling contest. At mid-day, the Holly Days Arts and Crafts Show at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center was going “wonderfully,” said Annette Kirklin, the center’s director. She said attendance was averaging about 100 per hour, a little busier than last year. “They’re spending money and walking out with bags and with smiles on their faces,” she said. “Some people have stayed

for a couple of hours, shopping, stopping to have something to eat and listening to the entertainment.” In addition to the 30 vendors, Goldie’s Express was selling barbeque sandwiches, chips and soft drinks. Kirklin had lined up a number of performers on piano and guitar, as well as vocalists to provide holiday music. Holly Days is in its third year, and Saturday’s vendors ranged from newcomers, like Judy Simmons, to veterans of all three shows. Simmons was selling such fancy baked good as apricot brandy pound cake, jams and preserves. She shared a booth with Beau Lutz, a Holly Days vendor for the second year, who sold holiday centerpieces and home and gift-package decorating supplies. “For this economy, I’m happy,” Lutz said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect.” Shoppers browsed booths featuring jewelry, original art, homemade soap, pottery, knitted and quilted goods and handcrafted pocket and hunting knives. Vicksburg native Emily Bonelli said she has attended Holly Days in the past and made a point of being there Saturday. She had purchased flanneled ornaments for young relatives as well as knit scarves for friends on her Christmas list. “My daddy, Woosie Bonelli, loved this season and he passed that along to his four kids,” Bonelli said. She said she also appreciates the chance Holly Days gives her to spend her money locally. “Annette does a wonderful job,” she said of Kirklin. “You always hear good, positive things about the Southern Cultural Center.” Kirklin said the day raised about $3,500 for SCHC, and next year’s event is already being planned. “We had so many people ask for applications for next year. Everybody was adamant that we do it again.”

The winners Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights winners: • Best in Show: Bovina Elementary School, “Bovina Loves Our Troops” • Most Original: South Park Elementary School, “Angel Tree” • Business: Trustmark Bank, “Remember the Reason We Celebrate the Season” • Non-Profit: Sherman Avenue Elementary, “The Giving Bus” • Most Enthusiastic: Warren Central High School Big Blue Band • Best in Theme: New Begin-

nings Church, “Jesus for Life” • Most Creative: Beechwood Elementary, “Charlie Brown” Window display awards (judged Friday night) • First place: Art & Soul and Simone’s • Second place: Peterson’s Art & Antiques • Third place: Willingham’s Balconies: • First place: The Ashcraft Building, 1221 Washington St. • Second place: The Valley Apartments, 1421 Washington St.




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Thursday • Vicksburg National Military 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”; 601-634-8624 or • Mixed Nuts! — 5-7 p.m. at Peterson’s Art & Antiques on Washington Street; Daria Hood, owner of A Drop in the Basket, to show 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”; 601-6348624 or • God’s Christmas Gift live nativity— 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-636-2493. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • 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; 601-618-9349. • ”tuesdays with Morrie” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-636-0471. Saturday • 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; 601-6296201. • God’s Christmas Gift live nativity— 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-636-2493. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • Vicksburg High Madrigal Dinner — 7 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 per person; reservations: Tracey Gardner, 601-8311807. • Confederate Christmas Ball — 7:30 p.m. at Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street; $25; 601-636-0741. • ”tuesdays with Morrie” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-636-0471. Dec. 12 • “tuesdays with Morrie” — 2 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; or 601-636-0471. • “The Nutcracker Ballet” —2 p.m. at Warren Central High School auditorium; $9 at the door or in advance by calling 601636-9389; 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; 601-618-9349. • 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; 601-636-2493.

Dec. 13 • Elise Winter book-signing — 4 p.m. at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; wife of former Gov. William Winter; “Dinner at the Mansion”; 601-634-8624 or www. Dec. 15 • Curtis Wilkie booksigning — Noon at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “The Fall Of the House Of Zeus”; 601634-8624 or 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; 601-618-9349. • 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; 601-636-6411. • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • 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; 601618-9349. • “First Night” — At Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $5; continues Jan. 1-2 and 7-9; 601636-0471 or www.e-vtg. com for show times.

deaths Henrietta Jackson Kemper Henrietta Jackson Kemper died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 54. She retired from Vicksburg Warren School District after 26 years as a teacher assistant and librarian,and was a member of Rainbow Chapter No.51, Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she served as secretary of the church and choir, Sunday School and Bible class teacher and on the program committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isola and Daisy Jackson Myers; two brothers, Sammy Humphreys and Hersey Lee Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Lou Vaughn and Mattie Lou Lyons. Survivors include her husband, Otis R. Kemper; one son, Raymond D. “Snack” Kemper; one daughter, Michelle R. Kemper, all of Vicksburg; one brother, Bennie Brady of Hollandale; three sisters, Shirley Edwards of Mayersville and Jamie Brady and Martha Jones, both of Hollandale; three grandchildren and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Sandra Pepper Phillips Sandra Pepper Phillips died

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 67. Born in Calhoun City, Miss., she had lived in Vicksburg since 1967. Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late Johnie C. Pepper and Mary Margaret Gregg Pepper and was preceded in death by her husband, Otha Charles Phillips. She was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was a teacher for the Vicksburg and Warren County public schools for more than 30 years. Mrs. Phillips was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Gertrude McMillin Sunday School Class. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer “Jenni” Phillips Wilson (Mark) of Brandon; two sons, Michael Charles Phillips (Regina) of Clinton and Jeffery Chad Phillips (Zena) of Vicksburg; her brother, Gregg Pepper (Susan) of Houston, Miss.; and her beloved grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 this afternoon at Riles Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Michael Charles Phillips, Jeffery Chad Phillips, Mark Wilson, Brian Pepper, Lee Phillips,

Brock Phillips, Jamie Yearwood and Tony Stafford. Honorary pallbearers will be Diane Emfinger, Dollie Harrison, Jackie Arnold and members of the Gertrude McMillin Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180, or to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P. O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.


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Shears, all of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jeremy Robinson of Clinton and Anthony Robinson of Jackson; a sister, Tiffany Robinson of Clinton; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives including her companion of 20 years, Johnny Shears Sr. W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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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 monday-wednesday Sunny; highs in the upper 40s; lows in the mid-20s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the upper 40s; lows in the lower 20s monday-wednesday Sunny; highs in the upper 40s; lows in the mid-20s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 67º Low/past 24 hours............... 38º Average temperature......... 53º Normal this date................... 50º Record low..............19º in 1886 Record high............79º in 1919 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 44.21 inches Normal/month......0.88 inches Normal/year........ 47.30 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 4:53 A.M. Most active...............10:35 P.M. Active............................. 5:22 P.M. Most active...................N/A Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:57 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:57 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:50

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 16.8 | Change: 0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.2 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.2 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.1 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.3 | Change: -1.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................64.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 31.4 Tuesday.................................. 31.9 Wednesday........................... 31.9 Memphis Monday.................................. 13.4 Tuesday.................................. 14.2 Wednesday........................... 14.7 Greenville Monday.................................. 25.0 Tuesday.................................. 25.5 Wednesday........................... 26.4 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 17.8 Tuesday.................................. 18.1 Wednesday........................... 18.5


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Ship with giant fuel load adrift off Aleutian Islands ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Emergency vessels hurried to reach a cargo ship carrying nearly half a million gallons of fuel as it struggled off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands for a second day Saturday. The 738-foot Golden Seas, with a full load of canola seed, suffered engine troubles in strong winds and rough seas Friday that caused it to drift toward Atka Island, about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. During the night, after the weather eased, it motored at about 3 to 4 mph back out to sea, reducing fears it would run aground, said Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Dana Warr. A powerful commercial tug was on its way, he said. Strong winds continued, with 16- to 20-foot seas, but calmer weather appeared to be moving in. A Coast Guard cutter was also on the way. “Everything is going well,” Warr said. “We have rescue crews remaining in place in Dutch Harbor. The weather predictions seem to be diminishing.” Plans called for the 18,000-horsepower Tor Viking II to tow the Golden Seas to port at Dutch Harbor, about 275 miles away, by tonight or Monday morning. It was expected to undergo repairs there. Responders said the vessel, which is managed by Allseas Marine, based in Athens, Greece, lost its turbo charger. That left it without enough power to overcome 29-foot seas and winds at 45 mph.


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college scoreboard Auburn 56, South Carolina 17 Oregon 37, Oregon State 20 Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20

Connecticut 19, South Florida 16 Virginia Tech 44, Florida State 33 Boise State 50, Utah State 14 Nevada 35, Louisiana Tech 17

Central Florida 17, SMU 7 Pittsburgh 28, Cincinnati 10 Washington 35, Washington State 28 Delta State 28, Albany State 7

INSIDE: Oregon clinches spot in BCS title game/B4 • Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, UConn and UCF win conference titles/B4


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Auburn clobbers Carolina for SEC title Tigers to meet Oregon for BCS crown

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ATLANTA — Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too. Newton passed for a careerhigh 335 yards and four touchdowns, plus ran for a pair of TDs in an MVP performance that led No. 2 Auburn to the Southeastern Conference championship with a 56-17 rout of Steve Spurrier and No. 18 South Carolina on Saturday. The Tigers, who came into the day sitting atop the Bowl Championship Series standings, must wait 24 hours before getting the official word, but it’s nothing more than a formality: They’ll be playing Oregon for the national title on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz. The No. 1 Ducks beat Oregon State 37-20 to assure the unbeaten matchup, which denied another perfect team, TCU, a shot at becoming the first school from a non-BCS conference to play for the title. Before the national title is decided, Newton will likely be picking up the college game’s top individual honor when the Heisman Trophy is awarded next weekend in New York City — especially since he was cleared of wrongdoing by the NCAA in a pay-for-play scandal.

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JACKSON (AP) — Lakendric Thomas and quarterback Justin Cox combined for 303 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and West Point won its second straight Class 5A state championship by beating Brookhaven 21-3 on Saturday night. The Green Wave (14-1) won their third state crown in the past six years and seventh overall, tying them with Louisville for the second-most MHSAA football championships won. The two trail South Panola’s nine titles for the state record. Brookhaven (9-5) was trying for its first state title since 2004. Forest takes 3A title, Lafayette County wins in Class 4A/B2.

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Delta St. advances to semis From staff reports

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton (2) celebrates near the end of Saturday’s 56-17 SEC ghampionship game win over South Carolina. Newton threw for 335 yards and

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four touchdowns, and ran for 73 yards and two scores as the Tigers clinched a spot in the national championship game.

good at both.” Hard to imagine the Heisman vote even being close after the 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior followed Tim Tebow as only the second player in the history of football’s top division to run AND pass for 20 touchdowns in a season. He slipped away from defenders with his surprising quickness, buying extra time to throw. He broke tackles with his power, not at all shocking given that he outweighed all three of South Carolina’s starting linebackers by at least 25 pounds. Or he just ran right over them. “You can’t tackle him,” said

Spurrier, who was denied his seventh SEC title. “He’s almost a one-man show but those guys really help and their receivers are really good. With that offensive line and him, it’s hard to stop him.” Newton guided the Tigers (13-0) to touchdowns on their first three possessions, though South Carolina (9-4) was in the game as halftime approached. Trailing only 21-14, the Gamecocks simply had to knock down Newton’s last-gasp heave on the final play before the break. They couldn’t even do that. See Auburn, Page B4.

After a four-year absence, Delta State is headed back to the NCAA’s final four. Delta State scored 28 unanswered points Saturday, half of it on a pair of touchdowns by Trevar Deed, to beat Albany State 28-7 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The victory sends the Statesmen (10-3) to the semifinals for the first time since 2006. They’ll face Shepherd UniverTrevar sity (11-2), Deed a 49-14 winner over Mercyhurst on Saturday, next Sunday. The semifinal will be televised by CBS College Sports and have either a 1 or 5 p.m. kickoff. The site has yet to be determined. “I’m so proud of the effort our guys gave today to make the adjustments needed to come away with the win,” Delta State coach Ron Roberts said. “Offensively, we made the plays in the second half to take control of the game and our defense held a very good ASU offense to very little as the afternoon drew out.” Albany State scored first Saturday, taking a 7-0 See DSU, Page B4.

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Ole Miss hands USM its first loss By David Brandt The Associated Press OXFORD — For most basketball players, shooting offbalance, 25-foot 3-pointers isn’t a particularly good idea. One of the few exceptions? Chris Warren. Warren hit difficult backto-back 3-pointers — including one over a defender while fading away — during a second-half surge that led Ole Miss to an 86-81 victory over previously unbeaten Southern Miss on Saturday night. It’s certainly not the first time Warren, a skinny 5-foot-10 senior, has taken over a game. He needs just 18 points to become only the 11th player in school history with 1,500 career points. But fellow guard Nick Williams said the prolific scoring displays never fail to amaze. “You would think I wouldn’t be surprised,” Williams said. “But I am every time. He’s always the guy with the biggest heart and makes the biggest shots. We need him.” The Rebels, who were coming off an 86-73 road loss to Miami on Tuesday, nearly let another one slip away. They led 44-34 at halftime thanks to a 10-0 run early

On B6 College hoops roundup in the game, but Southern Miss closed the gap to 47-46 just three minutes into the second half. Southern Miss led 71-65 with 7:30 remaining, but Ole Miss went on a 15-5 run to take an 80-76 lead four minutes later. The rally was punctuated by Warren’s back-to-back 3-pointers, which turned a four-point deficit into a two-point lead and got the announced crowd of 5,101 at Tad Smith Coliseum back into the game. “That was a point in time where we needed a big play,” said Warren, who scored 15 of his team-high 20 points in the second half. “I felt like I had a rhythm, so I shot it twice and it went in.” Zach Graham added 16 points — including hitting all eight of his free-throw attempts — while Williams scored 13 and Dundrecous Nelson 11. The Rebels’ bench was productive all night, outscoring USM’s reserves 34-9. With the frontcourt in foul trouble for a large chunk of the game, Ole Miss coach

Andy Kennedy decided to go small, often using four guards on the floor. The result was a 38-30 rebounding deficit, but the Rebels made up for that by spacing the floor and getting good shots for the guards — especially Warren. He made 4 of 9 from 3-point range and hit all six of his free throws. Ole Miss was 8-for-21 from 3-point range. The Rebels also used a full-court pressure that rattled the Golden Eagles, forcing them into 22 turnovers. USM coach Larry Eustachy was visibly frustrated with the officiating by the end of the game, stomping around the court and barking a few choice words. After the game, he was much more calm, and said any tough breaks were exacerbated by his team’s lack of execution. “Things just didn’t go our way at the end, which seems to happen every time we come here,” Eustachy said. “But we’ll bounce back and pick it up on Monday.” Southern Miss lost for the ninth straight time in Oxford. The Golden Eagles were led by R.L. Horton’s 20 points. Gary Flowers scored 19.

Bruce Newman•The associated press

Ole Miss guard Chris Warren (12) drives to the basket past Southern Miss guard R.L. Horton (15) during Saturday’s game in Oxford. Warren scored 20 points as Ole Miss won, 86-81. It was USM’s first loss of the season.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - Sunshine Tour, Nedbank Challenge (tape) Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Qualifying Tournament 2 p.m. NBC - Chevron World Challenge 6:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA Tour Championship (tape) NFL 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 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN - BCS Selection Show COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FSN - Oklahoma at Arizona 5 p.m. FSN - Virginia at Virginia Tech 7 p.m. FSN - Temple vs. Maryland 9:30 p.m. FSN - Texas at USC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Purdue at Notre Dame RODEO 8 p.m. ESPN2 - PRCA Rodeo, PRCA, National Finals, fourth round SOCCER 11 a.m. ESPN2 - NCAA, Division I, Women’s College Cup, championship match


from staff & AP reports

prep basketball PCA splits with Veritas Matthew Warren hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points Saturday to lead Porters Chapel to a 72-33 rout of Veritas. Ted Brisco added 19 points for PCA (2-3), Peter Harris scored 18 and Talbot Buys had nine points and 14 rebounds. PCA’s girls team, meanwhile, lost 62-16 to Veritas. Marshetta Grace led the Lady Eagles (0-5) with eight points and Claire Mims scored seven.

Prep football ‘Brick wall’ carries Forest to 3A crown JACKSON — Forest High’s defense forced five turnovers and had two late stands to beat Aberdeen 10-8 Saturday afternoon and win the Class 3A championship at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. As they’ve done all season, the Bearcats (15-0) relied on their stifling defense, nicknamed “The Red Brick Wall.” They recovered two fumbles, got an interception and stuffed Aberdeen (14-2) on a fourth down with 7 minutes left in the game to win the school’s fourth state crown and first since 1999.

Lafayette County wins 4A championship JACKSON — Jeremy Liggins ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns, and Lafayette County routed North Pike 31-6 to win its first football championship Saturday in the Class 4A title game. After falling behind 6-3 in the first quarter, Lafayette (16-0) scored 28 unanswered points to become the first MHSAA team to finish a season with 16 victories. Liggins, the quarterback, scored touchdowns on runs of 1, 15 and 1 yards to help the Commodores wash away thoughts of last year’s state championship loss to St. Stanislaus.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 5 1972 — Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska wins the Heisman Trophy, beating out Oklahoma’s Gregg Pruitt and teammate Rich Glover. The all-purpose back gained 5,586 yards and scored 45 touchdowns in his collegiate career. 1981 — Southern California’s Marcus Allen, who set an NCAA record for yards rushing in a season with 2,342, wins the Heisman Trophy. 1995 — Dan Marino completes 35 of 50 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns to lead Miami to a 21-20 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. It was the 52nd 300-yard game of his career, breaking the league record he had shared with Dan Fouts. 2009 — Hunter Lawrence kicks a 46-yard field goal as time expires, and No. 3 Texas beats 21st-ranked Nebraska 13-12 to win the Big 12 title and avert a BCS meltdown.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE W New England...... 9 N.Y. Jets............. 9 Miami.................. 6 Buffalo................ 2


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PF 334 264 205 229

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

PF 285 310 255 250

PA 231 225 256 323

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PF 344 277 215 256

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 Today’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

L 2 2 5 9

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


Semifinals Dec. 12 Delta St. vs. Shepherd, 1 or 5 p.m. NW Missouri St. vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 1 or 5 p.m. ———

Division III Playoffs Quarterfinals

Saturday Wesley 19, Mary Hardin-Baylor 9 Mount Union 37, Alfred 7 Wisconsin-Whitewater 20, North Central 10 Bethel, Minn. 12, St. Thomas, Minn. 7 Semifinals Dec. 11 Wesley vs. Wisconsin-Whitewate, TBA Bethel, Minn. vs. Mount Union, TBA


Auburn South Carolina

21 7 14 14 — 56 7 7 0 3 — 17 First Quarter Aub—McCalebb 12 pass from Newton (Byrum kick), 13:20. SC—DiMarco 25 pass from Garcia (Lanning kick), 9:53. Aub—Newton 5 run (Byrum kick), 5:31. Aub—Adams 54 pass from Newton (Byrum kick), 2:09. Second Quarter SC—A.Jeffery 1 pass from Garcia (Lanning kick), :16. Aub—Adams 51 pass from Newton (Byrum kick), :00. Third Quarter Aub—Newton 1 run (Byrum kick), 7:56. Aub—Bell 10 interception return (Byrum kick), 7:23. Fourth Quarter Aub—Blake 7 pass from Newton (Byrum kick), 11:14. SC—FG Lanning 33, 7:48. Aub—Fannin 6 run (Byrum kick), 2:22. A—75,802. ——— Aub SC First downs................................28........................20 Rushes-yards.....................42-238.................30-156 Passing....................................351......................193 Comp-Att-Int..................... 18-29-0............... 20-33-2 Return Yards.............................20..........................0 Punts-Avg............................1-36.0..................3-50.0 Fumbles-Lost............................1-1.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................4-44.....................4-31 Time of Possession.............31:01...................28:59 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Auburn, Newton 14-73, Dyer 14-64, Trotter 2-37, McCalebb 3-30, Fannin 6-28, Zachery 1-3, Burns 2-3. South Carolina, Lattimore 16-84, C.Shaw 6-49, Garcia 7-18, Maddox 1-5. PASSING—Auburn, Newton 17-28-0-335, Trotter 1-1-0-16. South Carolina, Garcia 16-28-2-170, C.Shaw 4-5-0-23. RECEIVING—Auburn, Adams 7-217, Blake 5-63, E.Smith 2-23, Lutzenkirchen 1-18, Winter 1-16, McCalebb 1-12, Zachery 1-2. South Carolina, A.Jeffery 4-36, Lattimore 3-36, Gurley 3-32, D..Moore 3-30, A.Sanders 3-9, DiMarco 2-38, Triglia 1-9, Miles 1-3.

prep football MHSAA Playoffs

Championship games

college football Top 25 Schedule

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Saturday’s Games 1 Oregon 37 Oregon St. 20 2 Auburn 56, No. 19 South Carolina, 17 9 Boise St. 50, Utah St. 14 10 Oklahoma 23, No. 13 Nebraska 20 12 Virginia Tech 44, No. 20 Florida St. 33 14 Nevada 35, Louisiana Tech 17 23 West Virginia 35, Rutgers 14 25 Hawaii vs. UNLV, (n)

Saturday’s FBS Scores West Virginia 35, Rutgers 14 Pittsburgh 28, Cincinnati 10 Connecticut 19, South Florida 16 Auburn 56, South Carolina 17 Middle Tennessee 28, Fla. International 27 Nevada 35, Louisiana Tech 17 Troy 44, Florida Atlantic 7 UCF 17, SMU 7 Virginia Tech 44, Florida St. 33 Boise St. 50, Utah St. 14 Idaho 26, San Jose St. 23, OT Oregon 37, Oregon St. 20 Washington 35, Washington St. 28


Conference All Games W L W L South Carolina..............5 3 9 4 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 13 0 Arkansas........................6 2 10 2 LSU................................6 2 10 2 Alabama........................5 3 9 3 Mississippi St..............4 4 8 4 Ole Miss.......................1 7 4 8 Saturday’s Game Auburn 56, South Carolina 17


Conference All Games W L W L UCF...............................7 1 10 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 SMU...............................6 2 7 6 Tulsa..............................6 2 9 3 Houston.........................4 4 5 7 UTEP.............................3 5 6 6 Rice...............................3 5 4 8 Tulane............................2 6 4 8 Saturday’s Game Central Florida 17, SMU 7 ———

FCS Playoffs

Second Round Saturday Appalachian St. 42, Western Illinois 14 Wofford 17, Jacksonville St. 14 Delaware 42, Lehigh 20 New Hampshire 45, Bethune-Cookman 20 Georgia Southern 31, William & Mary 15 North Dakota St. 42, Montana St. 17 Villanova 54, Stephen F. Austin 24 Eastern Washington 37, SE Missouri St. 17 Quarterfinals Dec. 10 or Dec. 11 Villanova vs. Appalachian St., TBA North Dakota St. vs. Eastern Washington, TBA New Hampshire vs. Delaware, TBA Georgia Southern vs. Wofford, TBA ———

Division II Playoffs

Quarterfinals Saturday Delta St. 28, Albany St., Ga. 7 Shepherd 49, Mercyhurst 14 Minnesota-Duluth 25, Augustana, S.D. 6 Northwest Missouri St. 37, Central Missouri 20

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

At Jackson Friday’s Games Mount Olive 20, Durant 14 Lumberton 26, Calhoun City 24 South Panola 28, Meridian 7 Saturday’s Games Forest 10, Aberdeen 8 Lafayette County 31, North Pike 6 West Point 21, Brookhaven 3 ———

LHSAA Playoffs

Championship Games Class 2A Class 3A Class 1A Class 4A Class 5A -

at New Orleans Dec. 10 John Curtis vs. Evangel, 5 p.m. Parkview vs. Patterson, 8 p.m. Dec. 11 Ouachita Chr. vs. White Castle, 1 p.m. Karr vs. Franklinton, 4 p.m. West Monroe vs. Acadiana, 7 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

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

L 4 9 11 14 14

Pct .789 .550 .421 .300 .300

Southeast Division

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

L 5 8 8 13 12

Central Division

W Chicago.........................10 Indiana...........................9 Cleveland.......................7 Milwaukee......................7 Detroit............................6

L 8 9 12 12 14

Pct .750 .619 .619 .350 .333

GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 8 8

Pct .556 .500 .368 .368 .300

GB — 1 3 1/2 3 1/2 5


W San Antonio...................16 Dallas.............................15 New Orleans.................13 Memphis........................8 Houston.........................7

L 3 4 6 12 13

Pct .842 .789 .684 .400 .350

Northwest Division

W Utah...............................15 Denver...........................12 Oklahoma City...............13 Portland.........................8 Minnesota......................5

L 6 6 7 11 15

GB — 4 1/2 7 9 1/2 9 1/2

GB — 1 3 8 1/2 9 1/2

Pct .714 .667 .650 .421 .250

GB — 1 1/2 1 1/2 6 9 1/2

W L Pct L.A. Lakers....................14 6 .700 Phoenix..........................10 9 .526 Golden State.................8 11 .421 Sacramento...................4 13 .235 L.A. Clippers..................4 16 .200 ——— Friday’s Late Games Denver 109, L.A. Clippers 104 L.A. Lakers 113, Sacramento 80 Dallas 93, Utah 81 Saturday’s Games Miami 89, Atlanta 77 Philadelphia 109, Charlotte 91 Chicago 119, Houston 116, OT Minnesota 129, Cleveland 95 Milwaukee 96, Orlando 85 Dallas at Sacramento, (n) 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. Monday’s Games Toronto at Indiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at New York, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

GB — 3 1/2 5 1/2 8 1/2 10

Pacific Division

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Saturday’s Games No. 1 Duke 82, Butler 70 No. 3 Pittsburgh 87, Rider 68 No. 6 Michigan St. 74, Bowling Green 39 No. 8 Syracuse 65, North Carolina St. 59 North Carolina 75, No. 10 Kentucky 73 No. 14 Memphis 77, Western Kentucky 61 No. 15 Minnesota 71, Cornell 66 No. 16 Georgetown 68, Utah St. 51 No. 17 San Diego St. vs. Wichita St., (n) No. 20 Illinois 73, Gonzaga 61 No. 21 BYU 78, Hawaii 57 No. 22 Purdue 66, Alabama 47 No. 23 Washington 108, Texas Tech 79 No. 24 UNLV at Nevada, (n) Today’s Games No. 18 Florida at American U., 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Texas at Southern Cal, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games No. 5 Kansas St. vs. Alcorn St., 7 p.m. No. 23 Washington vs. Portland, 9 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Saturday’s Games Mississippi College 73, Howard Payne 68 William Carey 65, Lee University 57 Jackson St. 61, Florida International 52 Delta St. 88, West Georgia 74 Ole Miss 86, Southern Miss 81 Belhaven 66, Tougaloo 58 Today’s Game Colorado College at Millsaps, 2 p.m. Monday’s Game Alcorn St. at Kansas St., 7 p.m. ———

Saturday’s Scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 88, Siena 82, OT Boston College 76, Massachusetts 71 Brown 62, Maine 54 Bucknell 52, Boston U. 49 Delaware 75, Old Dominion 67 Drexel 63, Northeastern 58 Duke 82, Butler 70 Fairleigh Dickinson 48, Cent. Connecticut St. 46 Fordham 74, Lehigh 67 Georgetown 68, Utah St. 51 Hampton 67, Howard 55 Hofstra 74, Towson 62 Long Island U. 81, St. Francis, Pa. 67 N.J. Tech 65, St. Joseph’s, L.I. 57 New Hampshire 65, Colgate 60 Oklahoma St. 92, La Salle 87, 2OT Penn 68, Army 52 Penn St. 77, Duquesne 73 Pittsburgh 87, Rider 68 Providence 87, Rhode Island 74 Quinnipiac 77, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 75 St. Bonaventure 76, Buffalo 74 St. Francis, NY 65, Robert Morris 63 St. Peter’s 66, Manhattan 49 Syracuse 65, N.C. State 59 Vermont 82, Yale 78 Wagner 73, Sacred Heart 68, OT

SOUTH Alabama A&M 75, Martin Methodist 70 Appalachian St. 78, Samford 69 Bethune-Cookman 62, Florida A&M 55 Chattanooga 67, W. Carolina 65 Coastal Carolina 73, Charleston Southern 71 Coll. of Charleston 92, Georgia Southern 84 Davidson 68, The Citadel 53 Delaware St. 64, Md.-Eastern Shore 53 E. Kentucky 77, Tenn.-Martin 69 East Carolina 91, Fayetteville St. 70 Florida Atlantic 50, South Florida 42 Gardner-Webb 59, Radford 52 George Mason 80, UNC Wilmington 52 Georgia St. 64, James Madison 63 High Point 76, UNC Asheville 73 Jackson St. 61, Fla. International 52 Jacksonville 71, Florida Gulf Coast 56 Liberty 75, Winthrop 72 Lipscomb 77, Mercer 65 Louisiana Tech 67, Louisiana-Monroe 58 Louisville 97, South Alabama 70 Memphis 77, W. Kentucky 61 Miami 79, West Virginia 76 Ole Miss 86, Southern Miss 81 Morehead St. 75, Murray St. 65 Morgan St. 70, Coppin St. 64 N. Carolina A&T 89, Norfolk St. 81, OT N.C. Central 74, S. Carolina St. 71, OT North Carolina 75, Kentucky 73 Presbyterian 92, VMI 78 Stetson 74, North Florida 64 Tennessee Tech 64, Jacksonville St. 62 Tulane 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 52 UCF 74, SE Louisiana 49 Va. Commonwealth 59, William & Mary 55 Vanderbilt 85, Belmont 76 Wake Forest 75, Holy Cross 64 Wofford 75, Elon 69

MIDWEST Akron 54, Ill.-Chicago 52 Austin Peay 77, E. Illinois 73, OT California 76, Iowa St. 73 Cincinnati 81, Toledo 47 Cleveland St. 82, Wis.-Milwaukee 59 Dayton 70, Miami (Ohio) 58 Detroit 78, Wright St. 69 IPFW 76, S. Utah 66 Illinois St. 62, Montana St. 56 Indiana 79, Savannah St. 57 Iowa 70, Idaho St. 53 Marquette 96, Longwood 65 Marshall 65, Ohio 57 Michigan 65, Harvard 62 Michigan St. 74, Bowling Green 39 Middle Tennessee 73, SIU-Edwardsville 64, OT Minnesota 71, Cornell 66 Missouri St. 101, Cent. Arkansas 61 N. Dakota St. 82, S. Dakota St. 75 North Dakota 54, E. Michigan 49 Oakland, Mich. 99, UMKC 62 Oral Roberts 63, IUPUI 61 Purdue 66, Alabama 47 S. Illinois 75, Chicago St. 61 Utah 68, Bradley 60 Valparaiso 66, Loyola of Chicago 56 W. Illinois 57, Centenary 51 W. Michigan 109, Alma 50 Wis.-Green Bay 74, Youngstown St. 59 Wisconsin 76, South Dakota 61

SOUTHWEST Arkansas 75, Troy 60 Houston 75, Sam Houston St. 71, OT Houston Baptist 88, Texas St. 81 N. Iowa 64, TCU 60 North Texas 70, Texas Southern 64 Prairie View 90, Ecclesia 65 Rice 75, Lamar 73 SMU 71, Grambling St. 51 Texas A&M 79, Pacific 59

FAR WEST BYU 78, Hawaii 57 Denver 66, CS Northridge 63 Illinois 73, Gonzaga 61 N. Arizona 91, Bethany, Calif. 50 Utah Valley 77, Sacramento St. 52 Washington 108, Texas Tech 79 Weber St. 65, Seattle 61 Wyoming 81, Indiana St. 51


SOUTHERN MISS (5-1) Ayarza 0-4 6-8 6, Flowers 8-15 0-2 19, Horton 8-13 4-4 20, Johnson 3-7 9-10 17, Newbill 2-3 6-10 10, Page 2-4 0-0 5, Bolden 0-1 0-0 0, Pelham 1-1 0-0 2, Phillips 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-50 25-34 81. OLE MISS (4-2) Henry 3-9 1-1 8, Buckner 2-3 1-4 5, Warren 5-13 6-6 20, N. Williams 5-9 3-4 13, Gaskins 3-6 0-0 6, Nelson 4-7 0-1 11, Short 1-1 0-0 2, Graham 4-13 8-8 16, Cox 2-3 1-4 5. Totals 29-64 20-28 86. Halftime—Ole Miss 44-34. 3-Point Goals—Southern Miss 6-17 (Flowers 3-6, Johnson 2-4, Page 1-3, Newbill 0-1, Horton 0-3), Ole Miss 8-21 (Warren 4-9, Nelson 3-5, Henry 1-2,

Gaskins 0-2, Graham 0-3). Fouled Out—Flowers. Rebounds—Southern Miss 38 (Newbill 10), Ole Miss 30 (Henry 7). Assists—Southern Miss 14 (Johnson 7), Ole Miss 16 (Warren 4). Total Fouls—Southern Miss 23, Ole Miss 25. A—5,181.


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL (4-4) Gary 2-3 3-4 8, Roberts 2-12 2-6 7, Wright 3-4 2-4 8, Moore 0-2 3-4 3, Allen 0-2 0-0 0, Weaver 0-1 0-0 0, Russell 0-1 1-2 1, Kee 1-1 0-0 2, Frederick 9-11 2-2 23, Pack 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-39 13-22 52. JACKSON ST. (2-6) Melvin 0-3 3-4 3, Bush 9-18 1-3 23, Hanson 4-11 0-1 10, Dixon 3-7 0-0 6, Gregory 1-2 0-0 2, Burk 0-0 2-4 2, Blake 0-0 0-0 0, C. Williams 0-2 0-0 0, P. Williams 2-4 3-4 7, Maxey 1-5 1-2 3, Hyche 2-2 0-0 5, Pittman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 10-18 61. Halftime—FIU 24-23. 3-Point Goals—FIU 5-9 (Frederick 3-3, Gary 1-1, Roberts 1-4, Allen 0-1), Jackson St. 7-21 (Bush 4-9, Hanson 2-6, Hyche 1-1, Melvin 0-1, C. Williams 0-2, P. Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—Gary, Wright. Rebounds—FIU 33 (Frederick 10), Jackson St. 29 (Burk 7). Assists—FIU 4 (Roberts, Russell 2), Jackson St. 15 (Melvin 5). Total Fouls— FIU 21, Jackson St. 18. A—4,480.

womens basketball Top 25 Schedule

Saturday’s Games 7 Texas A&M 74, California 58 10 West Virginia 89, High Point 57 12 Georgetown 64, Wake Forest 49 15 Florida St. 68, Western Carolina 48 20 St. John’s 66, Boston University 42 Today’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 St. 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 St., 3 p.m. No. 16 Notre Dame vs. Purdue, 1 p.m. No. 17 Texas at No. 25 Michigan St., 3 p.m. No. 18 Iowa vs. Kansas St., 2 p.m. No. 19 Iowa St. vs. Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 21 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m. No. 22 Maryland vs. Appalachian St., 1 p.m. No. 23 Vanderbilt at Denver, 3 p.m. No. 24 Nebraska at Indiana, 11 a.m. Monday’s Game No. 5 Duke vs. No. 7 Texas A&M, 6 p.m. No. No. No. No. No.

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

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

W 18 16 16 8 5

L 8 7 11 16 14

OT 2 4 1 2 5

Pts 38 36 33 18 15

Northeast Division

GP Montreal...........27 Boston.............25 Buffalo.............27 Ottawa.............27 Toronto............25

W 17 14 11 11 9

L 8 8 13 14 12

OT 2 3 3 2 4

Pts 36 31 25 24 22

Southeast Division

GP Washington......28 Tampa Bay......27 Atlanta.............27 Carolina...........26 Florida..............25

W 18 15 14 11 11

L 8 9 10 12 14

OT 2 3 3 3 0

Pts 38 33 31 25 22


GP Detroit..............23 Chicago...........28 Columbus........25 Nashville..........25 St. Louis..........24

W 17 14 14 12 12

L 4 12 10 8 9

OT 2 2 1 5 3

Pts 36 30 29 29 27

Northwest Division

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

W 14 13 11 11 9

L 7 10 11 13 12

OT 3 3 4 2 4

Pts 31 29 26 24 22

Pacific Division

GF GA 89 66 92 67 82 74 49 79 51 80 GF GA 71 53 72 50 68 73 58 80 54 72 GF GA 92 74 84 94 85 78 75 84 64 66

GF GA 82 59 86 82 67 69 63 65 63 68 GF GA 78 61 91 82 63 76 72 78 68 92

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............25 16 8 1 33 74 66 Phoenix............25 12 7 6 30 71 72 Anaheim..........28 13 12 3 29 71 84 Los Angeles....24 14 10 0 28 66 59 San Jose.........25 12 9 4 28 73 71 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Toronto 3, Boston 2, SO Buffalo 1, Ottawa 0, SO Florida 2, Phoenix 1, SO Philadelphia 5, New Jersey 3 Montreal 3, San Jose 1 Atlanta 3, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 7, Columbus 2 Tampa Bay 6, Colorado 5 Nashville 5, Carolina 2 Dallas 4, Minnesota 3, OT St. Louis at Edmonton, (n) Detroit at Los Angeles, (n) Today’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. Monday’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 6 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

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: 8-5-2 La. Pick 4: 2-5-9-2 Easy 5: 18-24-30-34-35 La. Lotto: 1-9-13-22-29-33 Powerball: 13-24-27-31-42 Powerball: 22; Power play: 5

Sunday, December 5, 2010

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Music can bridge the communication gap Betsy and I have worked in the Kairos Prison Ministry International for almost two decades now, and the blessings just keep a’coming. Got blessed again just a week ago, at MS Kairos Music Team practice. Just as a catch-up, Kairos — a Greek word meaning “God’s Special Time” — is a 30-plusyear-old ministry that’s in 32 states and a dozen foreign countries. It started in Mississippi back in 1991 at Unit 30 at Parchman, and is currently operating there as well as Unit 29 in the men’s and women’s units at CMCF (Pearl), in the Yazoo City Federal Prison, at SMCI (Leakesville) and at the Youth Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove. There’s also a Kairos Outside Ministry to the families of incarcerated people in both north and south Mississippi. The stat is, if an inmate goes through Kairos, stays faithful to the prayer and share groups thereby generated in the zones, serves their time, and gets out, there’s only a 15 percent chance that he or she will end up back in prison. In addition, prisons have found that they often can reduce security by as much as 40 percent once a Kairos community has been established in that

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unit for two years. However, that ain’t what I wanted to tell you about. The MS Kairos Music Team, which just released a wonderful praise and worship CD this fall, has been practicing together for nearly four years on Tuesday nights in Jackson (four of the six members are from that area). An older long-time Kairos comrade had a devastating stroke a few months ago, and recently was moved into a retirement home in the Jackson area. So our harmonica player, Mark, challenged us to hold practice there last week to play and sing those Kairos songs for Robert, who has been unable to serve on a Kairos team weekend for a while now. Upon our arrival, we invited any and all residents to join in with us, and about 15 did so. A fellow Kairos guy came wheeling Robert in and we gathered around to greet and pray with him, yet could not understand anything he was trying so ear-

nestly to say to us. Frustrating for him, obviously, but we pulled out guitars, harps, percussion stuff and cranked off on the old favorite, “I’ll Fly Away.” Most of the residents and staff knew that one, so they all joined in while watching their Uncle Bob conduct. We went right on into “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and they knew that one too, then started “Down By the Riverside.” But I was watching our friend. Although Robert could not make himself understood by talking, he was not missing a word or note. He was right with us on a dozen songs, singing and waving his hand. A few years ago I graduated from a New Orleans Seminary music leaders course, and remembered a story the instructor told about his father, an Alzheimer’s patient in a nursing home. The man did not even recognize his son on his regular visits, but as one visit was ending, he impulsively asked, “Can we sing ‘Amazing Grace?’” The son was surprised, but started singing. His father never missed a word or a note. Their visits became song sessions, their only real communication in his father’s last years. He found tremendous

joy in being able to sing with his dad. Our friend was communicating with us through these Kairos songs. Then I remembered that his favorite was “Our God Reigns,” and suggested we end with that one. Robert was wearing an eye patch — not unusual as a depth perception help for stoke patients. As we hit the end of the first verse, I noticed tears were streaming from his good eye, but on the third verse, he almost stopped the Music Team by raising the eye patch. It had apparently been holding the tears, and he raised it to let the water out, so that the pent-up tears actually gushed out upon release. We finished the concert in tears ourselves. What a blessing! This season of the year, we are blessed with the old familiar Christmas carols which we’ve sung together since childhood. Christmas is also a prime time to visit your relatives, maybe even in nursing homes. Try communicating with them through the carols. Maybe you, too, will get a blessing.

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer and lives in Leland, Miss.

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Church league basketball at Kings The Kings Empowerment Center will host a 5-on-5 church basketball league this winter. The league will have two youth divisions for players ages 12-14 and 15-18, and an adult division for players 19-and-up. Male and female players are welcome. The entry fee is $150 per team. Registration will continue until Dec. 31, and the season runs from Jan. 15 through April 16. The league tournament is scheduled for April 23. Teams can register at the Kings Center, at 224 R.L. Chase Circle, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, call 601-634-4788 or 601-634-4756.

Parks and Rec adult basketball The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department is

taking registration for its adult women’s and men’s basketball leagues. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive, or at the Jackson Street Community Center. Registration ends Dec. 24. The league is for players ages 18 and older. Cost is $125 per team, with an additional charge of $5 for each county resident. A mandatory coaches’ meeting will be held Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices. For information, call 601-6344514.

Arrowhead Golf junior tournaments The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour’s Gulf Coast Junior Championship will be played in Gulf Shores, Ala. on Dec 18 and 19. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. The registration deadline is Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. To register, call 504-2898514 or enter online at www. The Arrowhead Tour will also host the Arrowhead Match Play Championship in Mandeville, La., Dec. 27-30. This is a four-day, 81-hole

tournament, and the registration deadline is Dec. 20. To register, call 318-4022446, or enter online at www.

Vicksburg Senior Men’s Golf Association report The Vicksburg Senior Men’s Golf Association held a tournament on Dec. 2 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Finishing in first place was the team of Brad Heisler, Jerry Harmon and Al Ford. The team of Bill Arrington, Max Reed and Eddie Roberson placed second, while the team of Rodney McHann, Tom Engdahl and John Nassour was third. In fourth place was the team of Tom Rosser, Larry Cook and David Wright. Closest to the hole on No. 2 was Rodney McHann, and on No. 14 it was V.O. Martin. The next tournament will be Jan. 6 at Clear Creek, with a 10 a.m. tee time.

Junior high, JV basketball roundup (B) Porters Chapel 49, Veritas 23 - Cameron Upton scored a team-high 13 points, and Jonah Masterson added 12 as Porters Chapel Acad-

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emy cruised past district rival Veritas on Saturday night. With the victory, Porters Chapel improved its record to 3-2 on the season. PCA will play at Park Place Christian Academy on Monday night in Pearl. (G) Veritas 42, Porters Chapel 18 - Kristen Marshall led Porters Chapel with 12 points, but Veritas defeated the Lady Eagles on Saturday. Porters Chapel will return to action Monday at 4 p.m. against Park Place Christian Academy.


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Top-ranked Tupelo topples Lady Vikes By Ernest Bowker

(B) WC 5, Oxford 0

BRANDON — On the bright side, Warren Central got to see how it stacked up against some of Mississippi’s best teams and had plenty of chances to work on its defense this weekend. Other than that, it was a tough couple of days at the Brooke Welch tournament. Abby Phillips scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday, and top-ranked Tupelo scored six goals in a 16-minute span to cruise past Warren Central 6-0. It was the Lady Vikes’ (3-4-1) third shutout loss of the tournament, with all of them coming against state powers. They took a 3-0 loss to Gulfport on Friday night, then were blanked 2-0 by Brandon on Saturday morning. “I’m not disappointed with the effort we gave. You can see the experience mixing with the inexperience,” WC coach Trey Banks said. It’s just about gelling. Playing these teams will eventually improve our team.” Despite being dominated from the outset against Tupelo — the Lady Wave outshot WC 17-1 — the game was scoreless for most of the first half. Phillips finally broke the ice in 19th minute when she intercepted a goal kick at the 25-yard line and returned it over the head of keeper Katie Humphries for a 1-0 lead. That score started a deluge for Tupelo (9-0). Phillips curled in a corner kickin the 23rd minute, and Georgia Russell and Maddie Russell each scored before halftime to make it 4-0. Phillips and Charde Hannah added goals in the first five minutes of the second half to stretch it to 6-0.

(G) Newton County 2, Vicksburg 0

Erik Chappell scored three goals, and Markus Renner added a goal and an assist as Warren Central (8-0) Erik remained Chappell undefeated with a rout of Oxford. Tre Wilson also scored a goal for WC, while Chandler Bounds and Michael Mason each had an assist. In their final game of the tournament, Chappell scored twice as the Vikings shut out Madison-St. Joe 2-0. WC outshot the Bruins 12-3, and allowed less than 10 shots on goal total in its three tournament games. Chappell totaled eight goals on the weekend.

Newton County scored two goals in the first five minutes, then made it stand up in a win over Vicksburg (3-5). It was the second loss of the tournament for the Missy Gators. They fell 3-2 to Greenville-St. Joe on Friday night. Tabitha Hayden and Maya Thomas each scored a goal for VHS.

(B) Pearl 4, Vicksburg 0 Chase Ming scored three goals and Jonathan Herald added one to lead Pearl (5-1-3) past a short-handed Vicksburg squad. The Gators (4-4-1) were missing five starters who were playing in a select tournament. On Friday night, with its full lineup, Vicksburg played Madison-St. Joe to a scoreless tie.


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Oregon punches ticket to title game Auburn

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By The Associated Press Along with all that flash and dash and those snazzy uniforms, No. 1 Oregon will bring a hefty dose of good old-fashioned grit to the BCS national title game. Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fastpaced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to Glendale, Ariz., grinding out a 37-20 victory against Oregon State in the Civil War on Saturday. The matchup becomes official today, but there will be no surprises when the final Bowl Championship Series standings come out: Oregon will play Auburn on Jan. 10 for its first national championship. “The best part about it is ... we expected this,” Ducks defensive tackle Brandon Bair said. “It’s the way we prepared, the way we planned, we expected this.” James ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns while Barner had 133 yards and scored twice for the Ducks (12-0, 9-0 Pac-10), who used some stiff defense in the red zone — led by Bair and Casey Matthews — and three interceptions to fend off their feisty rivals. Not until the fourth quarter did Oregon finally shake free. Barner’s 23-yard touchdown run with 12:16 to play made it 30-13 and James popped through the middle for a 10-yard score with 4:27 left to seal it. Jacquizz Rodgers had 87 yards rushing for the Beavers (5-7, 4-5) and scored a touchdown, but they were forced to settle for short field goals twice in the third quarter — and that just won’t do against the most prolific offense in the country. When the game was over, James and his teammates bounded over to a corner of Reser Stadium to celebrate with their band, their famous Donald Duck-clone mascot and their fans. The Oregon faithful spilled onto the field and the push up-pumping mascot got swallowed up as he crowd surfed. The party was headed south, 40 miles down Interstate 5 to Eugene. The Ducks, the Pac-10’s new power with their high-speed

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The Oregon duck mascot is passed over the heads of fans after Saturday’s 37-20 win over Oregon State. The victory clinched a spot in the BCS championship game for Oregon.

On TV 8 p.m. ESPN BCS selection show spread offense, rising star coach Chip Kelly and the wildest uniforms Nike and Oregon alumnus Phil Knight can provide, are relative newcomers among college football’s elite. Yet Kelly disdains such big picture talk about a shift in the football landscape. “Win the day,” is his motto — and there are 37 between now and the national title game. “We’re not going to play a national championship right now, we’re going to prepare for one,” he said. “But we got to this point by our preparation and we know we’re going to have to go to work for the next month to show up on the 10th.”

Boise St. 50, Utah St. 14 Kellen Moore threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 9 Boise State bounced back from a loss that ended its BCS hopes by beating Utah State (4-8, 2-6) in its Western Athletic Conference farewell. The victory gave the Broncos (11-1, 7-1) a share of the conference title with Nevada and

Hawaii. It also set the Broncos up for a postseason trip to either the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas against No. 21 Utah or a trip to the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

Nevada 35, La. Tech 17 Colin Kaepernick tied an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and Nevada won a share of the WAC title with a victory over Louisiana Tech (5-7, 4-4). Kaepernick scored three TDs on the ground, giving him 59 for his career, tying the mark held by Nebraska’s Eric Crouch. Via Taua rushed for 162 yards and two scores. The victory assured the Wolf Pack (12-1, 7-1 WAC) its first share of a WAC title since 2005 and its best regular season since moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1992.

UCF 17, SMU 7 Latavius Murray rushed for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns Saturday to lead Central Florida past Southern Methodist (7-6) in the Conference USA championship game. The Knights (10-3) won their second league title and a trip to the Liberty Bowl in their seventh season under George O’Leary.

UConn 19, USF 16 Dave Teggart had four field goals, including a career-long 52-yarder with 17 seconds left, as Connecticut clinched the Big East’s automatic BCS berth by beating South Florida. Lawrence Wilson had an interception return for a touchdown for Connecticut (8-4, 5-2 Big East).

Va. Tech 44, FSU 33 Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdown passes and scrambled for another as Virginia Tech captured its third ACC title in four years by beating Florida State (9-4). The 12th-ranked Hokies (11-2) are headed to the Orange Bowl.

Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20 Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as No. 10 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska (10-3) in the Big 12 championship. Landry Jones threw for 342 yards and a touchdown and ran for another as the Sooners (11-2) made the biggest comeback in Big 12 championship history to earn a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.


It’s very depressing. “I think it’s sunk in,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “I think everyone in our locker room understands where we are and why we’re here. More importantly, why we’ve put ourselves in this situation. We’ve been on the opposite end, where we’re fighting for a playoff spot and playing against teams that aren’t going to get in and they’re trying to knock us out. “That’s the situation we’re in.” The question is whether their spoiled season has left them too beaten down to play the role of spoiler against a team that’s getting hot at the right time. The Saints have scored at least 30 points in each of the last three games, wins over Carolina, Seattle and Dallas. They’re a game behind Atlanta in the NFC South, on course for a showdown in Atlanta on Dec. 27 — provided they don’t stumble along the way. The winning streak has restored confidence to a team that struggled to a 4-3 start, then got beyond the bad karma. “All you’ve heard all offseason was the curse that’s kind of put on the teams that go on the Super Bowl from the year before, just the challenge of repeating and all those things,”

snap to take. Newton was sent out only so he could come right back off to a fitting ovation for the Auburn side of the Georgia Dome. He waved his arms, pumped his fists and was wrapped up in a big hug from Chizik when he got to the sideline. “Heisman! Heisman! Heisman!” the Tiger fans roared. Newton spoke with the media for the first time in nearly a month, but he refused to take questions about the allegations that threatened to wreck his glorious ride. The NCAA ruled that his father, Cecil Newton, concocted a pay-for-play scheme for his son to sign with Mississippi State, but also ruled that neither Cam nor Auburn knew anything about it. “I’ve done nothing wrong,” Newton said, reading from a statement. “I will only answer questions about football and this game. I ask that you respect that.” Newton won the SEC title in his hometown of Atlanta and just one year removed from Blinn Junior College in Texas, where he spent last season after beginning his college career at Florida as a littleused backup quarterback behind Tebow. Boy, the Gators would sure like to have Newton now. “It’s not even sunk in,” he said. “I’ve just been living the dream.”

DSU Continued from Page B1. lead on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Stan Jennings to Ronnie Childs on the game’s opening possession. From there, it was all Delta State. The Statesmen tied it late in the first quarter on a 12-yard TD pass from Micah Davis to L.J. Castille, then took the lead for good on Deed’s 4-yard TD run early in the third quarter. Deed scored again on a 6-yard pass from Davis with 5:12 left in the third, and a 12-yard run by Brandon Lucas with 8:03 remaining in the fourth iced it. Delta State’s defense forced six turnovers and sacked

Jennings three times in a sloppy game by both sides. In one messy stretch of the fourth quarter, the teams combined for four turnovers in a span of eight plays. DSU committed three turnovers in the game. Davis completed 20 of 27 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, while Lucas rushed for 80 yards and a score on only nine attempts. Deed had 74 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. For Albany State (11-1), Jennings was 12-of-27 passing for 181 yards, with one TD and two interceptions. Childs caught five passes for 119 yards.

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Saints and Bengals head opposite ways CINCINNATI (AP) — The Saints are playing like champs as they open December with a game that’s a two-way reminder of how hard it is to repeat. Just ask the Bengals. On second thought, don’t bother. The defending Super Bowlchampion Saints (8-3) have won four in a row and five of their last six as they head to Cincinnati, getting over the early season blahs that often beset the team with the latest Lombardi Trophy. “We’re playing a lot better than we were at the beginning of the season as far as being more consistent,” safety Darren Sharper said. “Everyone knows that November kind of sets the table for the latter part of the season, and December kind of separates the good teams from the teams that are going to make a run in the playoffs.” They can separate themselves a little bit more against the defending AFC North champions, who are already eliminated. The Bengals (2-9) are a freefalling example of how sustaining success isn’t so easy. They won 10 games last season and kept the roster virtually intact for another playoff run. Instead, they haven’t won a game since Sept. 26, losing eight straight and all hope.

Newton launched one up and 6-foot-2 DeVonte Holloman, standing in front of Terrell Zachery, leaped to tip it away. But the deflected ball went right to Darvin Adams for an improbable 51-yard touchdown that changed the complexion of the game. After South Carolina missed a field goal on the first possession of the second half, it was all Tigers. “That was a huge momentum swing right before the half,” Chizik said. Maybe there’s a bit of karma in how things worked out. While many will surely consider any title to be tainted because of Newton’s father seeking illegal payments during the recruiting process, the Tigers can counter that this makes up for the 2004 season. Auburn went 13-0 that year but didn’t get a chance to even play for the national title. Instead, USC and Oklahoma met in the Orange Bowl, with the Trojans winning in a 55-19 romp. This game was nearly as lopsided. In the second half, Newton ran right over Antonio Allen for a 1-yard touchdown, sending the linebacker tumbling onto his back to make it 35-14. The Auburn star finished his day with a nifty little 7-yard scoring pass to Emory Blake in the right corner of the end zone for a 49-14 lead. Well, there was one more



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Duke tops Butler in title game rematch By The Associated Press Nolan Smith scored 24 points to lead No. 1 Duke to an 82-70 victory over Butler on Saturday, moving Mike Krzyzewski into a tie with Adolph Rupp for third place on the coaching career wins list. Freshman Kyrie Irving added all but four of his 21 points in the second half for Duke, in a rematch of schools that played an epic national championship game in April. The Blue Devils won that game 61-59, giving Krzyzewski his fourth NCAA title. He has 876 wins overall, 803 at Duke. This game, played at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., wasn’t expected to be as close as that championship game in Indianapolis since Butler lost two starters, including lottery pick Gordon Hayward. But the Bulldogs stayed within striking distance until the final minutes. The Blue Devils (8-0) were tested for the first time this season as they ran their winning streak to 18 games. Until Saturday, Duke had not trailed in the final 30 minutes of a game this season, including wins over top-10 teams Kansas

State and Michigan State. Shawn Vanzant had 14 points for Butler (4-3), and his 12-point second half was what kept it close until Duke pulled away in the final minutes.

North Carolina 75, Kentucky 73 Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 27 points and hit the go-ahead free throws with 47 seconds left, helping North Carolina edge No. 10 Kentucky. Zeller scored 12 of the final 16 points for the Tar Heels (5-3), who earned a needed victory against a big-name opponent after struggling the first month of the season. John Henson added 13 points and 12 rebounds, giving North Carolina its sixth win in the past seven games against the Wildcats (5-2).

week with wins against Virginia Tech and Alabama. The Boilermakers made 9 of 24 3s, while Alabama missed all nine of its tries. Tony Mitchell had 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals, and Trevor Releford added 12 points for Alabama (4-4).

Jackson St. 61, FIU 52 Jenirro Bush scored 23 points, Tyrone Hanson added 10, and Jackson State (2-6) scored a home win over Florida International (4-4). Eric Frederick led FIU with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jackson State took control of the game with a 13-3 run midway through the second half. After Frederick hit a 3-pointer to cut it to 42-40, Hanson and Chris Hyche each

hit a 3-pointer for the Tigers to push the lead back to eight. Bush hit a pair of layups to stretch it to a 53-43 lead with 4:24 to play, and FIU never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Memphis 77, WKU 61 D.J. Stephens had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 14 Memphis overcame another sloppy performance to beat Western Kentucky. Joe Jackson led the Tigers (7-0) with 15 points and six assists, but Memphis had 21 turnovers and the Hilltoppers got 28 offensive rebounds. Sergio Kerusch led Western Kentucky (3-5) with 16 points, including 11 in the second half. Ken Brown scored 10 for the Hilltoppers, who lost their fourth straight.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The House Bunny” — An exiled Playboy bunny, Anna Faris, tries to help socially clueless sorority sisters attract pledges and keep their house by teaching them about makeup and men./7 on TBS n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints will take on the Chad Ochocinco and the struggling Cincinnati Bengals./Noon on Fox Anna Faris n PRIMETIME “Brothers & Sisters” — Nora and Kitty make unexpected romantic connections; Kevin’s nerves get the better of him; Sarah’s plans for a last romantic night with Luc do not go as planned./9 on ABC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Little Richard, singer, 78; Joan Didion, author, 76; Jim Messina, pop singer, 63; Morgan Brittany, actress, 59; Brian Backer, actor, 54; Ty England, country singer, 47; John Rzeznik, rock singer-musician, 45; Margaret Cho, comedian-actress, 42; Paula Patton, actress, 35; Frankie Muniz, actor, 25; Ross Bagley, actor, 22.


Navratilova to hit balls off Kilimanjaro Martina Navratilova plans to hit tennis balls off the top of Africa’s highest peak. The tennis legend is climbing Tanzania’s 19,340-foot mountain this week to raise money and awareness for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Navratilova, 54, has never climbed higher than Martina 12,000 feet, but lives in Aspen, Colorado, so is Navratilova somewhat used to altitude. “It’s just a basic hike except you get to be pretty high and there’s not much air up there, but it doesn’t require much mountain climbing experience,” Navratilova said. Navratilova, who watched Kenyan youths play soccer in Nairobi on Saturday during a Laureus foundation event, said she has always wanted to climb Kilimanjaro.

Couple to pay $12M in Dane Cook theft The Massachusetts attorney general’s office has ordered comedian Dane Cook’s half-brother and sister-in-law to pay $12 million in restitution after they pleaded guilty to stealing from him. Darryl and Erika McCauley of Wilmington were accused of embezzling millions from Cook while Darryl McCauley was working as Cook’s business manager. Darryl McCauley was sentenced in October to five to six years in prison on charges including 27 counts of larceny. His wife was sentenced to 2 1/2 to three years in prison on charges including two counts of larceny. A spokesman for Attorney General Martha Coakley told the Portsmouth Herald that the next step is for the court to tally the couple’s assets. The couple bought a home in York Beach, Maine, and also invested in a hotel and restaurant there.

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Would-be teen dairy farmers jailed Two teenage boys from central Minnesota are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm. Authorities last week arrested a 19-year-old from Rothsay and a 16-year-old from Barnesville. Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner said deputies received a tip that led them to 17 calves and eventually the teens. The calves are believed to have been stolen from three counties: Douglas, Stearns and Todd. Investigators said the teens told them they wanted to start their own dairy farm. They say the teens planned to keep the heifers and sell the bulls, splitting the profits. The calves have been returned to their owners. The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for possible theft and burglary charges.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Prospects that want to purchase what you’re selling might slip away if you don’t stay on top of things and close the deal. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Thinking in negative terms is not help and will lead you down the road to Chumpville. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You love things that are different, but it behooves you to steer clear of shops that offer novel merchandise. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Take care that you don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by making totally unnecessary changes with something that is presently running smoothly. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you refuse to listen to the truth, believing only what you want to hear, chances are you will make the wrong call on something that is important to you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do things one step at a time, making sure each one is correct before moving on. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — In order for a team effort to work successfully, each person must do his/her part correctly. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Be tolerant of those in your group who simply aren’t as quick as you to grasp some of the ideas or facts you’re dealing with. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t borrow money from friends to gratify a momentary, pleasurable folly. You might end up being in agony trying to pay them back. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you can’t make up your mind as to whether or not you should buy a certain item, walk away from it for the time being. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re apt to try to get by through giving your job a lick and a promise if you’re simply not in the mood to do your best. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — An excellent opportunity for profitable developments could slip through your fingers if you take on an “easy come, easy go” attitude.


Bakula plays it single on ‘Men of a Certain Age’ By Lynn Elber AP television writer LOS ANGELES — Scott Bakula, husband and father of four, gets a kick out of portraying a feckless playboy at midlife on TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age.” “I don’t hope and dream of that other lifestyle, but it’s fun to play a character that’s living it. I have friends who live it, and I’m happy to let them have it because it’s not an easy road out there,” said Bakula, who plays Terry on the series that also stars Ray Romano and Andre Braugher. “It’s a struggle for my friends trying to date younger women or find somebody to get married and have a baby,” Bakula said. When TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” returns Dec. 6 for its second season, Terry finds he’s got decisions to confront about work, life and growing up as he turns 50. He’s making progress, Bakula said. Shelving his dreams of acting success, Terry is working at the car dealership managed by buddy Owen (Braugher) and trying to adjust to the daily grind. Terry is “such a mess,” Bakula said, but he’s trying. A rekindled relationship even tests his womanizing ways. Bakula, 56, whose credits include TV’s “Quantum

On TV “Men of a Certain Age” is on Mondays at 9 p.m. on TNT

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Scott Bakula in “Men of a Certain Age” Leap” and “Star Trek: Enterprise” and the movie “The Informant!”, is delighted to be part of a project that he says felt a little risky. The three middle-age characters

at its center aren’t the demographic prized by youthobsessed advertisers. Romano’s clout, the result of his hit CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is why

it’s on the air. “A show like this doesn’t get made unless somebody like Ray wants to do it,” Bakula said. He finds irony in its time slot, opposite “Monday Night Football,” and notes that women make up a substantial part of the audience for “Men of a Certain Age.” Whether female viewers are looking for middle-age beefcake or insights into their own partners’ psyches, Bakula is glad the show has cultivated a following. Bakula said he and his wife, actress Chelsea Field, enjoy watching it together. Making the series is “just a blast. We laugh so much,” he said of his cast mates. “Men of a Certain Age” may be a groundbreaker with an episode (Jan. 10) that includes a boys-gone-wild Palm Springs getaway centered on Terry’s 50th birthday — and colonoscopies for all. A DVD with season one’s 10 episodes was recently released, with bonuses including cast commentary, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Woman’s revues get bad reviews from her friends Dear Abby: We are a group of ladies in retirement in a smallish town. One member of our group has, over the last few years, started to “put on a show” — and I mean that literally. “Dottie” writes revues and, of course, stars in them herself. While there’s nothing wrong with a vanity production, this woman is making herself look foolish. She is not slender (no sin), but she is also not talented. Dottie’s friends feel she looks ridiculous singing and dancing, but no one has the nerve to tell her because she is vain and has a short temper. We can’t tell our pudgy, grayhaired friend to get off the stage, so we thought you might be just the person to save our friend’s dignity. Can you help? — In the Wings in Northern California Dear In the Wings: Your friend is living her dream of being in the footlights. It is not up to you or me to “save her dignity” by bursting her bubble. If you don’t like her performance, no law says you — or anyone else — must attend her revues. And feeling as you ladies do, it might be kinder if you stayed away. Dear Abby: My girlfriend, “Kim,” believes that saying “Bless you” after someone sneezes is a universal requirement. I think this is something out of the 15th century so I never say anything. Kim thinks I’m rude. What say you, Abby? — Already Blessed in Lake Forest, Calif. Dear Already Blessed: I say you and Kim are both right. The custom of saying “Bless you” or “God bless you” after someone sneezes did originate in the Middle Ages, when it was believed that when people sneezed, their souls left their bodies for an instant — and saying “God bless you” would prevent the devil from snatching it. And Kim is correct that the polite thing to do is to say it. If you care about her feelings you will accommodate her — not just because it’s good manners, but because you know it’ll make her happy. Dear Abby: I have a 3-yearold, muscular male American pit bull terrier. When I walk “Petey,” I am often asked by young and old alike if they can pet my dog because of his good looks. While Petey has never bitten anyone, I am not comfortable letting strangers



pet him. The breed can be aggressive. I always reply to these requests with a “no” and a “thank you,” after which I am

invariably asked if my dog is mean. Now, if there is a possibility that a dog is mean, why would someone ask to pet him in the first place? Perhaps I’m overly sensitive, but it’s an annoying rhetorical question. Is there a nicer way to answer? — A Dutiful Pet Owner, Glens Falls, N.Y. Dear Dutiful Pet Owner: An honest response would be that your dog isn’t mean,

but you can’t guarantee that he won’t snap if someone he doesn’t know touches him. Another way to say it would be, “My dog hasn’t bitten anyone ... yet.”

• 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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Grisham’s narrative stumbles over soapbox book review

By Mary Foster The Associated Press John Grisham has always been able to hook his readers with believable characters and fast-paced adventure, but in his latest novel, that formula breaks down late as he gets a bit preachy about his subject. Grisham presents a very convincing case against the death penalty in “The Confession.� (His profile on the back flap of the book notes that he is on the board of directors of the Innocence Project in New York and Mississippi, a program dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted prisoners.) The clock is ticking down for death-row inmate Donte Drumm, a former high-school football star convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder

of a popul a r yo u n g cheerleader. Four days before Drumm is scheduled to die in the Texas death chamber, longJohn time criminal Grisham Travis Boyette, who says he’s dying of a brain tumor, visits St. Mark’s Church in Kansas and tells the Rev. Keith Schroeder that an innocent man is about to be executed for a crime that he committed. Schroeder — and the reader— are drawn into a desperate race to save Drumm. Schroeder and Boyett eventu-

ally meet with lawyer Robbie Flak, whose clients are “the abused, the accused, the mistreated, the injured,� and who has spent years trying to free Drumm. A corrupt cop and prosecutor, and a former classmate who lied about Drumm’s relationship to the cheerleader, aren’t about to see a case that made them famous become unraveled. A governor who wants voters to see him as tough on crime isn’t about to issue a pardon or even a delay. Grisham’s strong feelings about the death penalty are displayed throughout the book. He writes movingly of Drumm’s decline during his years on death row, detailing how hope drained away from a young man who once seemed to be on top of the world.

His poignant picture of a mother washing and dressing her baby one last time, gently working on the body she has not been able to hug, kiss or even touch for so many years, will make even the most dedicated death-penalty proponents pause and reflect on their views. But in the final chapters, Grisham belabors his points about the ultimate punishment, especially when he details Flak’s news conference in which he endlessly goes over the case. The recap of everything the reader already knows drags on for pages. At the end of the epilogue, however, Grisham again hits his stride, closing with a nice sense of irony that will stick with readers.

new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly. • “The First Love Cookie Clubâ€? by Lori Wilde continues the Twilight, Texas series. The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier — not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, best-selling children’s book author “Sadie Coolâ€? now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she’ll never fall foolishly in love again! But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she’s shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl’s father — unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas. • “The Christmas Journeyâ€? by Donna VanLiere is a sweetly, illustrated modern retelling of the Nativity story. The 80-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most enduring stories in history. The journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world. • “A Christmas Odysseyâ€? by Anne Perry is set in Victorian London. Ten days before Christmas, as an icy wind cuts through London, wealthy James Wentworth feels not joy but grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured into a deadly world of drugs and wild passion. Wentworth’s only hope, he believes, is his old friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to search for the prodigal son. Rathbone knows nothing of the sensation-obsessed underworld where Lucien now dwells, but he acquires two unexpected new companions who do: Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper who now works in Hester Monk’s medical clinic, and Crow, a mysterious slum doctor who turns no one away. Slowly this odd trio gathers clues — about Lucien’s mad infatuation with a beautiful woman named Sadie and about Shadwell, the ruthless man who owns her, and like the Devil, never lets go of one of his own. Rathbone, Squeaky, and Crow even welcome into their little band a most valuable recruit: young Bessie, a teenager whose courage holds fast even in the depths of the slum. And so they set forth on their odyssey into London’s dark streets, on a mission whose outcome they cannot begin to


fined to the Amish world of hard work and tradition, their futures uncertain, Meg fears she can never make her family whole again. • “The Christmas Bargainâ€? by Sarita Leone is a historical romance. Iris Newgate’s grandfather left behind many things when he died, not the least of which is a condition in his will that states unless Iris finds someone to marry by Christmas Day, she will be forced to take as her husband the most dastardly rake in London. Lord James Whitman is well aware of what others say about him. He has heard his name whispered behind closed doors and learned of his character being maligned without cause. But after his unearned reputation causes Iris to decline his marriage proposal, he is determined to show her the truth and win her love!

• Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary loan librarian at the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library. Write to her at 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

“The First Love Cookie Clubâ€? by Lori Wilde guess. • “Holiday Magicâ€? is a collection of four stories. Holiday Magic by Fern Michaels finds a ski shop manager hoping for a holiday bonus to put a down payment on a house, but her boss seems to have other ideas. A Very Merry Christmas by Cathy Lamb has Meredith’s to do list about to do her in and ranger Logan Taylor isn’t helping. Doesn’t he know she’s through with men? A Very Maui Christmas by Mary Carter has Tara plotting the perfect getaway from her family. Too bad her family decided to follow suit. But a laid-back handyman is about to prove you don’t need snow to have a sparkling Christmas. A Cedar Key Christmas by Terri Dulong takes us into the life of Josie Sullivan and her daughter, Tess. Tess helps local fisherman, Mr. Al, restore his crumbling home and when Mr. Al’s nephew, Ben, pays a visit Josie realizes just how much Christmas magic one good deed can bring. • “Christmas Eve at Friday Harborâ€? by Lisa Kleypas is about how to make dreams come true. Holly, Mark, and Maggie are three lonely people. They are three lives at the crossroads. And they are three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path

home. • “An Amish Christmasâ€? by Cynthia Keller is a story of forgiveness and love. Meg Hobart has everything: A happy marriage to a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful home in Charlotte, N.C., and three wonderful children. But it all comes crashing down around her the day she learns that her husband, James, has been living a lie — and brought the family to financial ruin. Meg finds herself mourning the loss of trust and realizing just how spoiled her children really have become. A frightening twist of fate forces the Hobarts to take refuge with a kind Amish family in Pennsylvania, where they find themselves in a home with no modern conveniences. Her uncooperative brood con-


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Business After Hours set for Thursday The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s December Business After Hours event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The host site will be the Holiday Inn Express at 4330 S. Frontage Road. The event will feature tours and details of the motel chain’s brand relaunch. For information, call the Chamber at 601-636-1012 or e-mail

Ag risk workshop set in Starkville Mississippi State University will offer an agriculture risk management seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Bost Conference Center on the Starkville campus. The workshop is free to those who preregister, or $20 at the door. Register online at www.agecon.msstate. edu/what/commodity. For information, e-mail riley@agecon.msstate. edu or call 662-325-7986.

Extension Service sets computer classes The Warren County Extension Office has announced its 2011 computer class schedule. Courses at the 1100-C Grove St. facility will be taught by Dr. John Giesemann, and will cover Microsoft Office products such as Word and Powerpoint, as well as Adobe Photoshop, digital camera selection and picture management. Sessions will be weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will cost $20 each. To register and for a complete schedule, contact Mary Lynn Thomas at 601-636-5442 or mlthomas@ext.msstate. edu.

Annual tomato course set for early spring The 21st annual Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Short Course will be March 8-9 at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. Cost is $125 in advance or $150 at the door, and covers refreshments, several meals, materials and some promotional items. Early registration begins Jan. 5. Contact Dr. Rick Snyder at RickS@ext.msstate. edu or call 601-892-3731 for information.

The next big leak could be yours By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — WikiLeaks’ release of secret government communications should serve as a warning to the world’s biggest companies: You’re next. Computer experts have warned for years about the threat posed by disgruntled insiders and by poorly crafted security policies, which give too much access to confidential data. And there is nothing about WikiLeaks’ release of U.S. diplomatic documents to suggest that the group can’t — or won’t — use the same methods to reveal the secrets of powerful corporations. And as WikiLeaks claims it has incriminating documents from a major U.S. bank, possibly Bank of America, there’s new urgency to addressing information security inside corporations and a reminder of its limits when confronted with a determined insider. At risk are companies’ innermost secrets — e-mails, documents, databases and internal websites that are

thought locked to the outside world. Companies create records of every decision they make, whether it’s rolling out new products, pursuing acquisitions, fighting legislation, foiling rivals or allowing executives to sell stock. Although it’s easy technologically to limit who in a company sees specific types of information, many companies leave access far too open. And despite the best of intentions, mistakes happen and settings can become inadvertently broad, especially as networks grow more complex with reorganizations and acquisitions. And even when security technology is doing its job, it’s a poor match if someone with legitimate access decides to go rogue. With the right access, a cheap thumb drive and a vendetta are the only ingredients an insider needs to obtain and leak secrets. By contrast, outside attackers often have to compromise personal computers at the bottom of the food chain, then use their skills and guile in hopes of working

their way up. Employees go rogue all the time — for ego, to expose hypocrisy, to exact revenge or simply for greed. A former analyst with mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp., now owned by Bank of America, is awaiting trial on charges he downloaded data on

potentially 2 million customers over two years, charging $500 for each batch of 20,000 profiles. Prosecutors say the analyst worked secretly on Sundays, using an unsecured Countrywide computer that allowed downloads to personal thumb drives. Other home loan companies bought the customer profiles, including Social Security numbers, for

new sales leads, according to authorities. Also, an employee with Certegy Check Services Inc., a check authorization service, was accused of stealing information on more than 8 million people and selling it to telemarketers for a haul of $580,000. The worker was sentenced in 2008 to nearly five years in prison. Despite the repeated warnings, many large companies See Leak, Page B10.

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‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ just got more expensive By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — In the unlikely event that your Christmas list this year includes every item mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” be prepared to pay nearly $100,000. Trying to buy the 364 items repeated in all the song’s verses — from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree — would cost $96,824, an increase of 10.8 percent over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management. So you might want to try for one of everything. That would cost only $23,439, or 9.2 percent more than last year. The 27th annual holiday index has historically mirrored the national Consumer

Price Index, but not this year. The PNC Christmas Price Index grew 9.2 percent from last year, compared with just a 1.1 percent increase in the much broader Consumer Price Index. Jim Dunigan, managing executive of investment for PNC Wealth Management, said that’s because the whimsical holiday price index

looks at a much smaller group of goods and services. Even within the index itself, there are some goods that have seen small increases and others that have seen larger ones, he said. Also, gold prices are high — which pushed the cost of five gold rings up 30 percent to $649.95 — as was the cost of hiring entertainers. Not to

mention the birds. “There’s no doubt that our feathered friends in general make up a good portion of the increase,” Dunigan said. The price of feed and availability led to a 78.6 percent increase in the price of two turtle doves to $100 and a whopping 233 percent increase in the cost of three french hens to $150. Dunigan said that higher prices aren’t necessarily a bad thing. “The good news is that the economy is improving, and we are starting to see some pockets of price increases, as long as the total basket is controlled,” he said. Only four of the 12 gifts in the song didn’t go up in price from last year: the pear tree ($149, not including the partridge), four calling birds ($599.96), six geese ($150) and

the eight maids-a-milking ($58). The most expensive thing on the list was $6,294.03 to hire nine ladies dancing, a 15 percent increase from last year. The cheapest was $12 for one patridge, a 20 percent increase. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. checks jewelry stores, dance companies, pet stores and other sources to compile the list. Some of its sources this year include the National Aviary in Pittsburgh and the Philadelphiabased Pennsylvania Ballet Company. The annual index is also used in middle and high schools across the country to teach economic trends. The company’s website includes an MP3 download, games and more about the index.


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casino tax revenue Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts: October 2010 City...................................$461,732 County............................$188,269 Schools..............................$51,485

October 2009 City...................................$549,928 County............................$226,857 Schools..............................$61,651

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City...................................$461,732 County............................$188,269 Schools..............................$51,485

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City...................................$549,928 County............................$226,857 Schools..............................$61,651

sales tax revenue The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts: September 2010.......$567,957 Fiscal year to date................... $7,225,933

September 2009.......$560,340 2009 fiscal year to date $7,442,594

Leak Continued from Page B9. lack clear policies on who should have access to certain data, said Christopher Glyer, a manager with the Mandiant Corp., an Alexandria, Va.-based security firm that investigates computer intrusions. WikiLeaks argues that revealing details of companies and governments behaving badly, no matter how the information is obtained, is good for democracy. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, told Forbes magazine that the number of leaks his site gets has been increasing “exponentially” as the site has gotten more publicity. He said it sometimes numbers in the thousands per day. Assange told Forbes that half the unpublished material his organization has is about the private sector, including a “megaleak” involving a bank. He would not name the bank, but he said last year in an interview with Computerworld that he has sev-

land transfers No commercial land transfers were recorded in the

video of a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a Reuters news photographer and his driver. Military investigators say Manning is a person of interest in the leak of nearly 77,000 Afghan war records WikiLeaks published online in July. Though Manning has not been charged in the latest release of internal U.S. government documents, WikiLeaks has hailed him as a hero. Manning boasted to a hacker confidant that security was so flimsy he was able to bring a homemade music CD into work, delete its contents and fill it with secrets, according to a log of the exchange posted by Wired. com. Experts said a key flaw in the military’s security was that Manning may not have even had to look all that hard for the data, as it was apparently available for many people to see. The Defense Department says it has bolstered its computer security since the leaks. Companies have many options technologically to protect themselves.

Alfred Huger, vice president of engineering for security firm Immunet Corp. in Palo Alto, said companies could simply configure their e-mail servers to restrict to whom certain people can send documents. Other measures include prohibiting certain people from copying and pasting from documents, blocking downloads to thumb drives and CD-ROMs and deploying technologies that check if executives’ e-mail messages are being checked too often — a sign that an automated program is copying the contents. But the more companies control information, the more difficult it is for employees to access documents they are authorized to view. That lowers productivity and increases costs in the form of the additional help from technicians. “You run the risk of creating an environment that’s so rigid that people can’t do their jobs,” Huger said. “You have to find that balance. Unfortunately, there’s no panacea against it.”

Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week ending Dec. 3, 2010.

Mortgage rates rise to 4.46% as economy lifts WASHINGTON (AP) — Rates on fixed mortgages edged up again this week after hitting their lowest level in decades last month. Freddie Mac said that the average rate for 30-year fixed loans rose to 4.46 percent from 4.40 percent last week. Three weeks ago, the rate hit 4.17 percent, the lowest level on records dating back to 1971. The 15-year loan also rose, to 3.81 percent from 3.77 percent. It hit its lowest point since the survey began in 1991 a month ago, when rates fell to 3.57 percent. The brightening economic picture has reversed the direction of mortgage rates, which had been falling since April. Investors seeking higher returns are shifting money from bonds into riskier investments such as stocks. As demand for Treasurys decreases, investors demand higher yields from the government. Mortgage rates tend to track those yields. Those yields have risen from yearly lows as the economic picture brightened over the past month. They climbed again Wednesday after reports showed factories boosting production, auto sales rising and many regions of the country seeing stronger economic growth. The low rates have had a limited impact on the struggling housing market. The number of people signing contracts to buy homes increased for the third straight month in October, the National Association

eral gigabytes of data from a Bank of America executive’s hard drive. Assange also told Forbes that WikiLeaks has “lots” of information on BP PLC, the London-based oil company under fire for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Assange said his organization is trying to figure out if its information on BP is unique. WikiLeaks previously published confidential documents from the Swiss bank Julius Baer and the Kaupthing Bank in Iceland. The site also published an operation manual for the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. WikiLeaks’ most recent leaks exposed frank and sometimes embarrassing communications from diplomats and world leaders. They included inflammatory assessments of their counterparts and international hot spots such as Iran and North Korea. The prime suspect in the diplomatic leaks, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is being held in a maximum-security military brig at Quantico, Va., charged in connection with an earlier WikiLeaks release:

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of Realtors said Thursday. But contract signings remained low after hitting a decade low in June. Rates on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 3.49 percent, up from 3.45 percent a week earlier. Rates on one-year adjustable-rate home loans edged up to 3.25 percent from 3.23 percent last week. The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, a seven-month high, as hiring slowed. Employers added only 39,000 jobs last month, a sharp decline from the 172,000 created in October, the Labor Department reported today. The weakness was widespread. Retailers, factories, construction companies, financial firms and the government all cut jobs last month. Unemployment in Mississippi held at 9.7 percent for October, the most recent month for which state figures are available. In Warren County, the rate also stayed level compared to September, at 9.9 percent. Statewide figures reflected gains in the government, trade, transportation and utilities, and educational and health services categories, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.



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THIS & THAT from staff reports

Tool demos today at Poverty Point Poverty Point State Historic Site will present a tool demonstration program this afternoon from 1 to 4. Poverty Point details the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1100 B.C. The site is located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 12 and younger and seniors 62 and older. It includes access to the museum, a video, and hiking and tram tours. Call 888-926-5492.

Charlie James wraps large packages of bacon.

New autism group sets Hal & Mal’s event Autistic Advancement, an advocacy group in Jackson, is hosting a fundraiser Saturday to mark the inception of the organization. The fundraiser will be at Hal & Mal’s, 200 Commerce St., and will feature local bands and a silent art auction. Tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple and $15 for students. A 10 percent discount is available by purchasing tickets in advance at autisticadvancement.ticketleap. com. Visit

‘Nutcracker Ballet’ set for Dec. 12 Local dance students will perform “The Nutcracker Ballet” Dec. 12. Students of Vicksburg Dance Studio, operated by Valerie Atwood, will perform at 2 p.m. at Warren Central High School’s auditorium. Tickets are $9 at the door or in advance by calling 601-636-9389.

Gift baskets theme of Mixed Nuts! Mixed Nuts!, a monthly program of a downtown retailer, will feature gift baskets. From 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Daria Hood, owner of A Drop in the Basket, will demonstrate how to make the baskets. Peterson’s Art and Antiques is at 1400 Washington St. Call 601-636-7210.

Prof, ex-first lady on store’s calendar Downtown retailer Lorelei Books has announced upcoming author events. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Columbus author Lynne Bryant will talk about her upcoming novel, “Catfish Alley.” The book, due for release in April, is about a woman who is separated from her husband. At 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Elise Winter, wife of former Gov. William Winter, will sign “Dinner at the Mansion.” The book includes recipes, photos and stories of her time in the governor’s mansion. At noon Dec. 15, Ole Miss professor Curtis Wilkie will sign and read from “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” which touches on legal games and politics. Lorelei Books is at 1103 Washington St. Call 601634-8624 or visit

Bud Watkins trims fat away as he prepares to cut chuck steaks, gravy steaks and roast.

Longtime colleagues have carved a Grade A friendship

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It’s a butcher’s joke: “What do you call a cow without legs?” “Ground beef!” There’s not much about butchering — including the jokes — that Charlie James and Bud Watkins don’t know, for their combined careers in the business span over a century. Charlie and Bud work together at County Market, but that began long before the store opened 25 years ago. Bud had already been a butcher for two years when he met Charlie — and that’s been over 50 years ago. It was probably in late 1959, Charlie said, when he was walking down Clay Street when young George Abraham, driving his dad’s ’57 Buick, saw him, pulled over and said his dad wanted to talk to him. Charlie had quit school. The family had moved from down on Dudley Road to Openwood Street, and the change of schools from Jett to Carr Central didn’t suit Charlie at all. He was looking for something to do. “So I went to see Mr. Abra-

ham and he told me to talk to Bud about a job. That’s how it all got started.” Bud, who is from Dixon in Neshoba County, had been in the military and stopped in Vicksburg to visit his sister. He had a cousin working for Abraham at his Help Yourself Grocery Store on Openwood Street. Bud needed a job. His cousin suggested he talk to her boss, “And I’ve been here ever since.” That was May 18, 1958. Charlie started as a meat wrapper — that’s when each sale, even if it was just two slices of bologna, was wrapped and priced by hand — and Bud taught him the butcher trade. He didn’t do a lot of meat cutting until about 1961 or ’62, he said. There’s a right way to cut

everything, Charlie said. “You can’t just start. There are different angles,” and if you cut it right, the meat will be smooth, not lumpy. You cut at the same angle as the bone, not against the bone. In past years, if somebody

wanted a T-bone steak or a rump roast — whatever they wanted — “You had to go in there (the cooler) and bring that piece of meat out,” Bud said. “We’re talking about 200 to 225 pounds. You couldn’t just grab it. You had to know how to handle it, to let it rest on you. You had to throw it on the block, and break it down. It took a little time.” That’s when the meat was brought off the truck, put on

hooks and kept in the cooler. In recent years, there’s been a drastic, complete turnaround, Bud said. Nowadays, many of the cuts come in boxes, so “You just take it out of the box, wrap it and, in just a matter of minutes, it’s ready. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to meat markets.” There’s still a lot of butcher work done locally. Charlie and Bud make sausage, and Bud said he always puts a little more seasoning in it than the recipe calls for “because, if I ever get a complaint, it would be there’s not enough seasoning in it.” The most popular item they sell is ground beef. “It’s always No. 1,” Charlie said, and though there is some prepackaging, “mostly we do our own.” They’ve ground as much as 300 pounds at one time — “back in the good days.”



A speciality for them is meat for kibbee, which needs to be finely ground. Bud matter-of-factly said, “If they want kibbee meat, they call me.” He grinds all the meat for the kibbee at the annual Lebanese dinner at St. George Orthodox Church. They both have customers who ask for them, who want orders handled by either Charlie or Bud. There’s one customer in particular who calls for Bud every Saturday morning. What should you buy to get the most for your money? Both agree — it’s T-bone or porterhouse steaks. Most of their cuts, though, are for chuck or shoulder roasts. Bud said he can tell by the texture of the meat and the grain if it’s going to be tough See Butchers, Page C3.

‘Biggest Loser’ meet-and-greet set for Tuesday night By Ben Mackin On Tuesday night, supporters will gather at the Vicksburg Convention Center to see if a Vicksburg man will be one of three finalists on “The Biggest Loser,” an NBC reality weight-loss show. “It has been a dream to make it this far,” said the 27-year-old Patrick House. The show, in its 10th season, has seen House go from 400 pounds to 279

If you go A meet-and-greet event with “Biggest Loser” contestant Patrick House will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Attendees may stick around to watch the show at 8, and hang around after to chat with House. The live season finale will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 on NBC, local cable Channel 3. pounds in 11 episodes. The first episode was Sept. 21 and featured 21 contestants. The top three will be revealed in Tuesday night’s

broadcast, and will go on to compete for the $250,000 grand prize during the live season finale Dec. 14. Tuesday night’s festivities

at the convention center will begin at 6:30 with a meetand-greet with House. The show will run from 8 to 10, and House will stick around afterward to chat with attendees. “Patrick brings great attention to Vicksburg,” said Angela Ladner, an organizer of the event. House, originally from Brandon, played football at Delta State University. He has a wife, Bradley, and two sons, ages 2 and 4. He was

named the 2010 Man of the Year in a Vicksburg Post readers poll. The theme of this year’s “Biggest Loser” is Pay It Forward, and that’s what House plans to do. “I would like to go around and meet with people and explain to them the importance of changing the way you eat and getting your life back,” he said. “Whether you have to lose two pounds or 200 pounds, it all starts with one step.”


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Ole Miss holiday keepsake features 1920s basketball uniform This year’s University of Mississippi Museum holiday keepsake will feature a logo that’s nearly eight decades old. The collectible features a design from a women’s basketball jersey worn in the 1928-29 season by Ellen Samuels Wright, who attended Ole Miss from 1925 to 1929. The gold-plated item is $20 plus tax. Also collectibles from previous years featuring local historic sites may be purchased individually or as a set of 10 for $135 plus tax. Orders must be placed by Dec. 15. Call 662-915-7073 or visit edu.

Science museum rolls out calendar The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson will host holiday events. The museum, at 2148 Riverside Drive, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, except for holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 18, $4 for seniors 60 and older and free for children younger than 3 and museum members. Call 601-354-7303 or visit A schedule: • The Parents & Kids Magazine Christmas Fest will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday- Saturday. • Nature Made Christmas, a crafts event, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Also, the Dragonfly Shoppe Holiday open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a show by the Florence Elementary School Celebration Singers at 3. • Fish feedings with scuba divers and interactive creature features with live animals will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21. • An exhibit, The Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived, will end Jan. 9.

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from staff reports resume and references to: Chorus Master Search Committee, Mississippi Opera Association, P.O. Box 1551, Jackson, MS 39215-1551. Visit for more information.

Ex-judge, MC dean to speak at USM “Ivan Becomes a Hero” by Linda Rossetti Brocato

Writer with city ties pens children’s book An author with Vicksburg ties has written a children’s book. Linda Rossetti Brocato of Shaw, a Delta town about 100 miles north of Vicksburg, has penned “Ivan Becomes a Hero.” The book is about a young giraffe and how he copes with bullying, rejection and self-acceptance. Brocato has a bachelor’s degree in education from Delta State University and a master’s degree in reading from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brocato has two siblings in Vicksburg — Mary Ann Haley and Floyd Rossetti. She has a website,

Exhibit in N.O. tells of Jews and war effort The National WWII Museum in New Orleans will present through April 24 Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War, an exhibit from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. The display features video, audio and written testimony, as well as photos of Jewish men and women who served in America’s armed forces on and off the battlefield during World War II.

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The 2010 University of Mississippi Museum holiday keepsake The museum, at 945 Magazine St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except holidays. Admission ranges from $9 to $18. Visit for more information.

Holiday spectacular set in Alexandria The third annual Cenla Christmas Spectacular variety show in Alexandria, La., will be Saturday. The variety show, with a USO theme, will feature performances by local dance and singing groups as well as the Calvary Community Conservatory String Orchestra and Lagniappe Theatre Company. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, 1202 Third St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 55 and older and children 12 and younger, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Call 318-487-8243 or visit for information.

Literary, film fest set for February The 22nd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration is set for Feb. 24-27. The theme of the event, started by Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1990, is Fields of Dreams: Sports in the South. It will feature free lectures, films, exhibits and workshops. A luncheon, gala and concert by the Alcorn State University Concert Band will also be offered. Tickets are $10 to $135. Events will be at the Natchez Convention Center. Visit or call 601-446-1208.

Guaranty Bank hosts toy drive Guaranty Bank & Trust Company is hosting a toy drive for patients of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Toys may be dropped off at any bank location through Dec. 15, for Dec. 20 delivery. Donors will be entered into a Dec. 15 drawing for a $500

shopping spree. The bank’s Vicksburg locations are 3430 Halls Ferry Road and 1900 Cherry St.

1950s cars exhibit at Tupelo museum The Tupelo Automobile Museum will present a Fifties Forever exhibit through Dec. 18. The display is in addition to the museum’s regular collection of more than 100 cars dating to the 1800s. The museum, 1 Otis Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, $8 for seniors and AAA members and $7.50 per person for groups of 10 or more. Visit or call 662-842-4242.

Mississippi Opera seeking new leader The Mississippi Opera Association is seeking a chorus master. The deadline to apply is Dec. 17. Send an application,

The granddaughter of the first president of the University of Southern Mississippi will speak at the fall Centennial Celebration Commencement. Mary Libby Payne, granddaughter of Joseph Anderson Cook, is a retired Mississippi Court of Appeals judge and professor and founding dean of the Mississippi College School of Law. The event will be Friday at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus. Payne will speak at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Health ceremony, and at 3 p.m. for the Colleges of Business, Education and Psychology, Science and Technology ceremony. For more information, visit commencement.

‘Night with Saddam’ topic of WCU lecture Dr. Mark Green, a physician and author of “A Night with Saddam,” will be the guest speaker for William Carey University’s Christian Leadership Lecture. Green’s book tells of his time as a special operations flight surgeon and his meeting with Saddam Hussein on the night the former Iraqi dictator was captured by U.S. forces. The lecture will begin at 9:25 a.m. Monday at Smith Auditorium inside the Thomas Fine Arts Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Call 601-318-6524.

local happenings Events “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 2 this afternoon; Swor Auditorium inside Nelson Hall at Mississippi College in Clinton; $7 for general admission; $5 for students, seniors and MC faculty and staff; 601-925-3935.

Saint Joseph Community Orchestra Christmas concert 3 p.m. Dec. 12; featuring Alcorn choir; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; free; 601-631-2997.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild

Yuletide Souls Festival

Auditions: “I Remember Mama,” 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 5 p.m. Dec. 12; needed are nine middle-aged men, 13 women and boys and girls ages 6 to 17; production dates, Feb. 18-20 and 25-27; Productions: “tuesdays with Morrie,” 2 p.m. today and Dec. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; “First Night,” Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 and 7-9; tickets $5 at the door; All events at: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or www.e-vtg. com.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18; featuring Southern authors, artists; Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; free; 601-636-6411.

Book-signings Michael H. Thompson: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, “David-The Illustrated Novel”; Robert Dalby: noon Friday, “A Piggly Wiggly Christmas”; Lorelei Books on Washington Street; 601-634-8624 or

Eudora Welty: Other Places Photography exhibit that runs through Friday at McLendon Library on Hinds Community College’s Raymond campus; photos taken in 1930s during winter visits to New York and New Orleans; free; 601-857-3255 or

Jammin’ for the Kids 6 p.m. Thursday at Jacques’; admission: $5 or a new toy; to help local children.

Westside Theatre Guild “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 17-18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12; $10; “The Rocky Horror Show”: midnight New Year’s Eve, 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Day and Jan. 2; $12; all shows at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; 601-618-9349.

River Kids after-school art program Begins Jan. 27; 3:45-5 p.m. each Thursday for 13 weeks; open to first through sixth-graders; spaces limited to 60 students; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; Karen Biedenharn and McKenzie Coulter, instructors; free; 601-631-2997 or

Spiritual education for children 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays; for ages 6-14; Christ Episcopal Church Sunday school building, 1109 Main St.; sponsored by the Baha’i of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253, Alma Smith, 601636-8628;

Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 8-9; Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond; $125 by Feb. 25 or $150 at the door; Dr. Rick Snyder at 601-892-3731 or

Food Vicksburg High Madrigal Dinner 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 per person; reservations: Tracey Gardner, 601-831-1807.

Music DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700,

6-9 p.m. Friday-Dec. 12; live nativity at First Baptist Church on Cherry Street; free; 601-636-2493.

Free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Night Tripper — Friday-Saturday. • The Dayz — Dec. 17-18. • Ted & Arthur — Dec. 24-25. • Morris Day and The Time — New Year’ s Eve.

Gibson Memorial United Methodist Live Nativity

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000,

7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 335 Oak Ridge Road.

• Broxton — Variety; tonight at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Breakaway — Variety; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Doug Allen— Variety; Tuesday-Dec. 12 and 14-19 at Cabaret Lounge; free.

God’s Christmas Gift

Confederate Christmas Ball 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street; tickets: $25 by calling 601-636-0741.

• Venus Mission — 70s/80s/variety; Dec. 17-18 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Sinamon Leaf — Variety; Dec. 21-26 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • The Ugli Stick — Variety; Dec. 24-25 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free.

Rainbow Casino, 1380 Warrenton Road, 601-636-7575 Free at the Highway 61 Bar: • Rainmaker — Friday-Saturday. • Dreamer — Dec. 17-18. • The Owen Brothers Band — Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw; free.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. Monday — Blue Monday Band; call for cover. • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Live music TBA; call for cover.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday ­— Live music in lounge, call for cover.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover charge.

Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium, 601-630-2929, • Rob Lake: A Night of Magic — 7:30 p.m. April 2; auditorium on Monroe; tickets: $24-$44 per person.

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Charlie James, left, and Bud Watkins take a break from their daily duties.

Butchers Continued from Page C1. or tender, “but the customer can’t usually tell. You go by the grade.” Neither had any idea of being a butcher for a career, and Charlie said he had no idea about his future when he was a teenager — “I just wanted something to do.” When he started, there was no overtime pay, no minimum wage and no matter how much you worked you got the same pay. He and Bud usually worked at least 60 hours a week, staying late each night to clean up, often until 9 o’clock. There were just the two of them and sometimes a part-time helper — now there are nine in the meat department. The butcher business is, quite literally, one of the coolest jobs in town, for when everyone else is suffering from the summer heat, Charlie and Bud are working in a 50-degree temperature — 45 in the cooler — and Charlie said he enjoys the heat of his truck and doesn’t even put down the windows when he gets off work. Though they’re experts in their trade, neither likes to cook. Charlie flatly says, “I don’t like my cooking. My wife does that.” Bud uses an iron skillet to cook a steak occasionally, but “I don’t eat off the grill. I just don’t like it.” For relaxation, Charlie plays lead guitar with a country band, The Desperados. His dad used to sit on the porch, play his guitar and sing Jimmie Rodgers songs, and his brothers played some. There was always a guitar around, “so I picked it up and started messing with it. I

taught myself.” Bud’s time off is spent fishing for bream or white perch, “and I can catch them when nobody else can. I don’t know why. The weather doesn’t matter.” He said other fishermen with him who caught nothing, in frustration, tried to break his pole with theirs. Charlie and Bud give a lot of credit for their success in life to the late George Abraham. “He wanted you to know the customer’s name,” Bud said. “Treat them right, and they’d come back.” Charlie agreed, recalling that Abraham said if you treated a customer bad or treated them nice, they were going to remember you. “He was like a father to me,” Charlie said. Bud is 74, Charlie is 67, and neither has any notion of retiring. Part of that reasoning, they said, is the Creel brothers, who own County Market, are thoughtful and good to work for. “I really don’t have any desire to retire,” Charlie said, and told Bud, “You can’t retire until I do. After I retire, you can do what you want to, but I’ll go as long as I can.” Bud said, “It’s been good to me,” and he’s been good for it. In 52 years, he has never been late for work and has missed only two days. Charlie’s record is pretty close. It’s a good trade, Charlie said, “because grocery stores will always be there.” Bud agreed: “There’ll always be a need for a butcher because you can’t grow a boneless cow.” •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Remy Michael Massey The bride is the former Kasman Marie Peebles

Dotti Kate Shaw Engaged to marry David Peter McInnis

Mr. Massey marries Miss Peebles Oct. 3 Shaw, McInnis to Remy Michael Massey and Kasman Marie Peebles were married at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 2010, on Cane River Lake at the Violet Hill Bed and Breakfast in Natchitoches, La. Rhonda Sanders officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Carolyn and Eddie Peebles of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Joan Clay

of Vicksburg, Sydney Fletcher of Delta, La., and the late Marie and Claude Peebles of Augusta, Ark. The groom is the son of Norma Najour Massey and Richard Massey, both of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of the late Emma Lee and Fred Najour and Pearl Massey and the late T.A. Massey, all of Vicksburg.


forms proviDed through the Vicksburg post Gregory Williams and Marisha L. Davis announce the birth of a 7-pound, 3-ounce daughter, Madisyn Nicole Williams, on Oct. 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are the late Joy E. Davis and the late Robert Davis. Paternal grandparent is Dorothy Williams of Grenada. • David and Heather Edris Byrum of Crystal Springs announce the birth of a 7-pound, 4-ounce son, Andrew David, on Nov. 22,

Junior Miss Jabberwock participants, from left, were Kayla Thomas, Tiye Strong, Ruddie Shears, Alexia Tubbs and Keishondra Fisher.

2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Margaret Valentine and Jimmy Cloud of Marion, La., and Earl and Gwen Edris of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Rachel and Kenneth Gordon of New Orleans and Doug Byrum of Palmyra, Va. Great-grandparents are Emma and Richard Valentine of Dallas, Earl and Pat Edris of Sun City, Ariz., Jerry and Joyce Weeks of Vicksburg and Warner and Sue Byrum of Fort Myers, Fla.

wed at Grace Baptist Tom and Becky Shaw of Clinton announce the engagement of their daughter, Dotti Kate, to David Peter McInnis of Vicksburg. Mr. McInnis the son of Clifton McInnis and Dorothy B. McInnis, both of Vicksburg. Miss Shaw is the granddaughter of Ray and Martha Emerson of Vicksburg, Laura Ballow of Lucedale and the late Dr. Tom Shaw Sr. Mr. McInnis is the grandson of the Rev. Clifton and Percy McInnis and the late Dr. and Mrs. J.A.K. Birchett, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2005 grad-

uate of Clinton High School 2005. She attended Mississippi State University. Miss Shaw is employed at Wildwood Child Care Center. The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He received a degree from Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering. Mr. McInnis is a mechanical engineer at ERDC. A spring wedding is planned at Grace Baptist Church in the Yokena community. A reception will follow at Spencer Hall.

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Miss Jabberwock participants, from left, were Roya Jackson, Alexa Green, Olivia Martinez and Kiera Jackson.

Delta Sigma Theta names Jabberwock winners The Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. named winners of the biennial Jabberwock Extravaganza during its presentation, “Remembering the King Of Pop: Showcasing Tots, Tweens and Teens.” Jabberwock, begun through the sorority as a teen development and community outreach project, is taken from “Jabberwocky,” a poem in “Alice in Wonderland.” Contestants compete for titles and crowns in three categories: Little Miss, kindergartengrade 4; Junior Miss, grades 5-8; and Miss Jabberwock, grades 9-12. A portion of the Jabberwock proceeds is awarded to participants in scholarship money and also used for community service projects.

Winners: • Little Miss Jabberwock Marzavier Willis is the daughter of Matthew Willis and Romunda Burks-Willis. She was escorted by Chandler Jones, the son of Tyree Jones and Tiaundra Burks. • Junior Miss Jabberwock Ruddie Shears is the daughter of Freddie Kaiser and Ruddie Kaiser. She was escorted by Jaacorey Turner, the son of Tina Turner. • Miss Jabberwock Roya Jackson is the daughter of Roy Jackson and Edna LeeJackson. She was escorted by Samuel Jackson, the son of Joseph Watson and William and Deatra Shelby. Other participants: Little Miss Jabberwock • Catrina Winters is the

daughter of Cury Winters and Chandra Cole Winters. Her escort was James “Jay” Stirgus III, the son of Jim Jr. and Stephanie Stirgus. Junior Miss Jabberwock • Keishondra Fisher is the daughter of Sharkey Fisher and LaKeisha White McRunnells. Her escort was DeShawn Taylor, the son of Sabrina Taylor. • Tiye Strong is the daughter of Tyrone Hargro and Ouida Strong. Her escort was Joe Thomas Jr., the son of Joe Thomas and Catrinia Ferguson. • Kayla Thomas is the daughter of Charles Mixon and Segunna Mixon. Her escort was Roderick D’Ante Williams, the son of Alice Williams. • Alexia Tubbs is the daugh-

ter of Antonio Tubbs and Lakisha Harris Ballard. Her escort was Taevion Doss, the son of Tiawanda Doss. Miss Jabberwock • Alexa Green is the daughter of Valerie S. Green. Her escort was Tommy Green, the son of Tommy and Delores Green . • Kiera Jackson is the daughter of Louis Edward Jackson Sr. and Cathy Jackson. Her escort was Eddie Dorsey III, the son of Eddie Dorsey II and LaShonda Bingham. • Olivia Martinez is the daughter of John Pinkard and Gertrude Davis. Her escort was Leanthony Bell, the son of Leanthony Bell and Juanita Bell.

Little Miss Jabberwock participants were, from left, Marzavier Willis and Catrina Winters.


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New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates first century By Mary Foster The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — When the New Orleans Museum of Art opened its doors 100 years ago thanks to a $150,000 donation offered by a local businessman to build a “temple of art for rich and poor alike,” it owned only 11 pictures and a small collection of other objects. Now, thanks to the donations of others over the years, NOMA has more than 35,000 pieces in its permanent collection — ranging from Degas, Picasso, Chagall and other big-name artists, to dramatic African and Asian art, antique glass and a sculpture garden featuring works by 20th century greats such as Henry Moore and Louise Bourgeois. “They have a really amazing collection for which they don’t get enough recognition,” said Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum. “Other than Texas, which has those amazing museums, it has the most important collections in the whole six or seven states in the Southern area.” The present collections, valued at over $500 million, fill a museum that is more than 13 times as large as the original. “It’s great to have a worldclass museum in our region,” said George D. Bassi, president of the Southeastern Museums Conference. “And when you look at art museums in the Southeast region, NOMA is one that comes to mind, not only in collection but in its exhibitions and educational programs.” To celebrate its centennial, the museum is staging a show of those collections and the people who made them possible — Great Collectors/Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010, which runs through Jan. 23. The show highlights various decades in the museum’s growth and the wealthy patrons who built collections including Japanese painting,

If you go New Orleans Museum of Art: One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans; or 504-658-4100. Open Wednesdays noon-8 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Adults, $10; children 3-17, $5; Louisiana residents, $8. Great Collectors/ Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010, runs through Jan. 23.

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The New Orleans Museum of Art Dallas Museum of Art. Bullard said selections for the show were difficult to make. He whittled it down to collections from nearly 30 patrons including primitive paintings, deli-

cate Japanese art, Indian brass, silver dinnerware, photography and antique glass. The works were chosen to show the collector’s vision, passion for obtaining each item, and

interest in making it available to the public. “A collector collects because that’s what he does,” said Dr. Siddharth Bhansili, a cardiologist who has helped NOMA build its collection of Indian art. “You want to possess something, but when it’s in my possession I invariably ask where I would want to see this — in my home, in my warehouse or in the museum.”

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A man’s jacket made by the Delaware Peoples in Oklahoma is displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

travel Indian tribal art, traditional African carving and the fiveacre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. “Certainly the gifts that make up the sculpture garden have been some of the greatest in our history,” said former director John Bullard, who retired in September after 37 years with the museum. NOMA’s funding sources

include some money from the city, endowment earnings, income from the shops, ticket sales, and memberships as well as donations and fundraisers, but none of it would be enough to build the museum’s collections without major benefactors. “They have some of greatest collections, certainly in the South, but also some that rank right up there nationally,” said Bonnie Pittman, director of the

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‘Black Swan’ a gorgeous nightmare that disturbs, delights film review

By Christy Lemire AP movie critic “Black Swan” is at once gorgeous and gloriously nutso, a trippy, twisted fantasy that delights and disturbs in equal measure. Darren Aronofsky takes the same stripped-down fascination with, and appreciation for, the minutiae of preparation that he brought to his Oscarnominated “The Wrestler” — the best film of 2008, according to yours truly — and applies it to the pursuit of a different kind of artistry: ballet. All the intimate, behind-the-scenes moments are there, the matter-of-fact glimpses of the tricks that go into the performance as well as the toll this demanding activity takes on the body. But then the director mixes in a wildly hallucinatory flair as “Black Swan” enters darker psychological territory. Working with his frequent cinematographer, Matthew Libatique, and incorporating some dazzling visual effects, Aronofsky spins a nightmare scenario within a seemingly gentle, pristine world. The camera swoops and swoons, making us feel as off-kilter as the film’s tormented heroine. The visions and dreams soar seriously over-the-top at times, but always knowingly so, and with great style; “Black Swan” wallows in its grandiosity, and

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NEW YORK — Tom Brokaw hopes that his new documentary on discrimination will help calm some of the nation’s political discord, although he suspects the special may get caught up in it. “Tom Brokaw Presents Bridging the Divide” premieres on the USA Network on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Roughly timed to the halfcentury anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. civil rights movement, the special tells stories of people actively fighting bias they encountered in their own lives. Subjects include a woman who had both legs amputated and became a scholar, track athlete and model and now fights for the rights of the disabled, and a couple whose 11-year-old son committed suicide after being bullied. Brokaw said the “stressed state” of the nation due to economic woes and a lack of confidence in the future is the kind of thing that breeds intolerance. Add the Internet, with the ability for anyone to say pretty much whatever they want whenever they want, and things can quickly get poisonous, he said. “Most of the political dialogue these days, and too much of the media dialogue, is ‘in your face,”’ Brokaw said. “There has always been a rich American tradition of robust debate and

ing Point” and “All About Eve” among them — and yet “Black Swan” emerges as a fascinating entity all its own. Nina snags the part, with Lily as her understudy. The two women don’t exactly become friends but achieve a sort of competitive symbiosis; the deeper Nina gets into rehearsals, the more she sees Lily in her mind, both as a frightening force and as the kind of woman she’d like to be. The fact that Portman and Kunis resemble each other in features and stature greatly enhances this effect — and yes, the hotly anticipated love scene between the two is indeed hot. But Nina also sees her body

Natalie Portman and Vincent Cassel in “Black Swan” if you’re willing to go along with it, you’ll find yourself wowed by one of the best films of the year. Natalie Portman gives it her all, physically and mentally, in a brave and demanding performance as Nina, a driven New York City ballerina who has zero life outside of dance. Portman had studied ballet growing up, but “Black Swan” required a grueling regimen of training five hours a day, every day, for 10 months before production even began. Innocently enduring a shel-

tered existence with her smothering mother, Erica (a deeply creepy Barbara Hershey), a former ballet dancer herself now living vicariously through her daughter, Nina is stuck in a state of arrested development. She’s immensely talented and dedicated but still a child inside, as evidenced by the fluffy stuffed bunnies that populate her girly-pink bedroom, and the way her mommy still tucks her in at night. When it comes time to stage a bold, new production of

“Swan Lake,” the company’s artistic director (a skeevy and manipulative Vincent Cassel) thinks Nina is perfect to play the White Swan. But he needs a dancer who also can portray the fierce sexuality of the Black Swan. Enter Lily (Mila Kunis), a savvy and confident newcomer who represents Nina’s biggest threat to getting the lead role. So yes, the script from Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin does have its obvious influences — “The Red Shoes,” “The Turn-

Brokaw hopes documentary can calm waters By David Bauder AP television writer

transforming, morphing grotesquely as she finds both the white and black swans within herself, with the romantic but rough ballet costumes from the fashion designers known as Rodarte almost becoming an extension of her body. Or does she? By blending realism with fantastical elements, Aronofsky continuously keeps us guessing as to what’s actually happening and what’s a figment of Nina’s imagination. “Black Swan,” a Fox Searchlight release, is rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language and some drug use. Running time: 110 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.

On TV “Tom Brokaw Presents Bridging the Divide” preTom mieres on Brokaw USA Network Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. taking strong positions. Now it just seems to me that the trend is steadily in the direction of being as divisive as possible, to belittle your opponents, and this is across the political spectrum. That kind of thing we need to get beyond.” Brokaw was particularly taken with the story of Luma Mufleh. The Jordanian-born, American-educated Mufleh visited the town of Clarkston, an Atlanta suburb that has been transformed with the influx of refugees from war-torn countries that make up more than half of its population of 8,000 residents. She noticed some of the refugee children playing soccer in bare feet on dirt fields; the town had denied them access to many of its playing fields. She took on helping them as a project, organizing them into a team called the “Fugees.” It isn’t always smooth: some of the players hear the N-word and other slurs directed toward them by players and fans of

teams they are playing. Welcoming these people with open arms “is a perfect example of what this nation is supposed to be about, which is to provide a refuge for the refugees,” Brokaw said. That’s especially true when the U.S. is fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan partly to spread democratic ideals, he said. Brokaw also profiles Charlene Strong, a woman from Washington state who was stopped from visiting her partner as she was dying in a hospital and now works nationally to support the rights of same-sex partners. Brokaw said that in the current political climate, he expected the special — suggested to him by USA Network chief Bonnie Hammer — will itself become controversial. When he reported a few years

ago on the issue of illegal immigration, he said he got some angry responses from people who wanted to keep immigrants away. “I hope it will generate some conversation within communities, families and business places,” he said. “Too much of what we see now is about division and not about unification.” (Brokaw, by the way, declined comment on divisiveness at NBC News, where Keith Olbermann and Joe Scarborough were briefly suspended for making political donations without telling their bosses.) At the same time, Brokaw, 70, hopes that viewers keep a sense of the big picture and how much has really changed in the nation in the past 50 years.

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With cooler temperatures and colorful foliage, Vicksburg residents Janie Fortenberry and Sam Andrews found time in the Vicksburg National Military Park well spent in the pursuit of photos. Above, Fortenberry found the brightly colored trees and a slick road just right for recording. At right, Andrews got practically under the Louisiana Monument for this drastic angle.

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Upscale townhome in Savannah Hills features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining, family room, custom kitchen w/ stainless appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, Plantation shutters, covered patio, & professional landscaping. Enjoy the low maintenance way of living! Looks brand new!


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07. Help Wanted

1713 CLAY STREET. Hairstylist booth rental. Starting $300 monthly. 601618-8659 or 601-429-5005.

BERKLEY SECURITY IS looking for an experienced technician. Resume required. Growth opportunities available. Call 601-5293693.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ THERAPIST and Program nurse. Needed immediately at Senior Care at Patients' Choice Medical Center of Claiborne County. Send resume to and or fax to 662-840-0198.


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PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929.

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14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

CAREGIVER AVAILIBLE . Full time or part time. Call 601-497-5144. RETIRED RN WILL sit or care for elderly, ill, or newborn. Rates negotiable. Excellent references. Call 661-8651, 634-8069.

FEMALE DOBERMAN PUPPY, 3 months old. $300. 601-529-6367.

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES $350. Will hold for Christmas with deposit. 318-366-1427.

TOY POODLE CHRISTMAS babies Black, females, shots, wormed, CPR registered Delhi 318-680-2100.


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

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WONDERFUL SHIH-TZU babies (your family dog) Such sweet little dolls. Lots of color. For now until Christmas, shots and wormed, CPR registered. Male $200, Female $250. Delhi 318-680-2100.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


FOR SALE SOLID White Bulldog Puppies 601-529-9957.


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30 puppies& dogs 39 cats & kittens available for adoption.

BEAUTIFUL SHIH TZU puppies. 6 weeks old, wormed, first shots. $200. 601-634-0366. CUTEST LITTLE SMALLER baby boy. Chihuahua, white, playful, so sweet, smart, spoiled, paper trained, second shots, wormed, 12 weeks, CPR registered, $250. 318-6802100 Delhi.

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RANCH IN BOVINA area. Looking for part time person like a cowboy that can do a little of everything. Must have experience with livestock. Someone with a job looking for part time work. 601-636-0898.

Call the Shelter for more information.

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SPECIAL BABIES, SHIHPOOS . 1 wonderful chocolate male, black and white male, cute cute cream Brindle girl, Very very small. Ready to go. CPR registered, shots and wormed. $250. Delhi 318-680- 2100.

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TINY LONG AND short coat Chihuahua babies. Exceptional beauties. Ready Christmas Quite in colors. CPR registered. Delhi 318-680-2100.


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17. Wanted To Buy I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

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112 Woodstone Drive Looking for a NICE 4 bedroom/2.5 bath for under $200,000? Look no more! Located near Fairways Subd. in north county this 4 bedroom home features large great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, formal living and dining room, eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet space and pantry, large laundry room with utility sink, and nice large yard all for an affordable price of $194,900. Vanessa Leech Broker/Owner


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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS gift. CKC registered Poodles, $200. Ready to go, 601415-8147, 601-415-8187.

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Great location. Brick. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining, separate den with wood burning heater. Hardwood floors under carpet. 1 car carport. $134,500.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale MAPLE TABLE with 6 chairs. $250. 601-638-5993.

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

CASH FOR GOLD We buy Gold. In-Store Jewelry Repair

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

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20. Hunting 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 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.

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

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Happy Holidays from Downtown Vicksburg. Shop and Dine in Downtown Vicksburg... Where Everything is waiting for you!

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& Happy New Year!! Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Co.

May the blessings of Jesus fill your home this holiday season.


Wishing you a Happy & Safe Christmas and a joyous New Year!


Funeral Home

1600 Hwy 61 N. Vicksburg

1670 Hwy 61 N, Vicksburg 601-631-6837 Angela Daquilla, RPH Michael Jones, RPH

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We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

29. Unfurnished Apartments Confederate Ridge

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

33. Commercial Property


3 APARTMENTS FOR rent. 1/ 2 bedrooms $200 security deposit. 601-2183835, 601-661-8999.

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

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.

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


Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

Call Today for Details 601-638-0102

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

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

Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28


29. Unfurnished Apartments

780 Hwy 61 North $550 MONTHLY, GATED. Has it all. 2 bedroom, washer/ dryer included. 1115 First North, 512-787-7840.

Classified Ad Rates

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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


801 FIRST EAST. 1 bedroom, appliances included. $300 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-638-8295.

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 TAKING APPLICATIONS ON 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. $200 deposit on each. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

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2012 BAKER STREET. Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath brick house. Central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer room, hardwood floors, all electric. $750 monthly/ $650 deposit. 601-529-5376. 3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath appliances, Roseland Drive $700 monthly. $500 deposit. Application fee. Lease 601-415-8581.


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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required


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

1911 Mission 66

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 CLAY STREET. 1300 square feet, convenient location. $750 monthly. 601618-8659, 601-429-5005.

34. Houses For Sale


Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

Baby’s First Christmas A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER! Just bring or mail your child’s photo along with completed form to: THE VICKSBURG POST Attention: Classifieds P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 Child’s Name:____________________________


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

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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

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


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

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

Birthdate:_____________________________ Phone:________________________________ Return photo to: Name:_______________________________ Address:______________________________ City:__________________________________ State:____________________Zip:_________ Circle One: Boy Girl Cost is $20 per photo or $35 for twins The deadline is Thursday, December 9th, 3pm Publishes on December 25th No scanned or copied photos!

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

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

Apartments Available Now 1309 Mission 66 • Vicksburg

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


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INTO THE GOOD LIFE! Apartment Homes


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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Ask Us.

Licensed in MS and LA

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

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

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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

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 475 Mallet Road

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

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!

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

Debra Grayson Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 2 BEDROOMS, 2 bath on 1 acre in Tallulah area. 24X20 shed, 31x19 shop. 318-5372118, 318-381-2779. 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 bedroom, 2.5 baths, brick ranch on 1 acre lot. $150,000. Call 228 4753831.

McMillin Real Estate


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





34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

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.

225 Boundary Line. 20 acres, new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $99,000. 209 Willow Drive Totally remodeled home w/ 1600+ sq.ft. $114,900. 106 Emily Great Location. New paint, flooring, counter tops and more. Priced to sell quick. $109,900. 111 Renaud 17.2 acres behind hospital on 61 N. House on the property goes with it. $649,000. 115 Robinhood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, new hardwood floors, paint, roof and appliances. Beautifully landscaped on 2.57 acres. $269,900. 4722 Roberta Circle 3 BR, 2 BA. Priced to sell fast! $74,900. 105 Deer Circle 2.4 acres, 4 BR, 2 BA, big wired and plumbed workshop. $169,900

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oing Q Is Christina Aguilera going

to keep doing music or focus us on acting?—Bri Harvey, San Diego,, Calif. Calif.

A “A new album is definitely in the works,” the singer reveals. “I left the film Burlesque a changed d woman, so I’m looking forward to putting that new person on a record.” Adds Aguilera: New Aguilera, who turns 30 on outlook, new album Dec. 18 and recently split from her husband: “I’m in a very introspective time in my life. I wear my wounds proudly, but I’m excited for the next chapter.”


I heard that Jim Carrey has a charity. What is it?—T. Coppola, Boston, Mass.

Q Has Helena Bonham Cart-

er ever been nominated for an Academy Award?—Kat O’Hara, Pittsburgh, Pa.

A Once, for 1997’s The Wings

Who was your favorite actress this year? What movie did you love? Vote for your picks through Dec.7 at PeoplesChoice .com, then tune in to CBS on Jan.5 to check out all the winners.

Q Why did John O’Hurley leave Family Feud?

I really miss him.—Barbara Lauratis, Houston, Tex.

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to Orlando, and I’m a dad with a 4-year-old,” explains O’Hurley, 56. “I have to keep myself close to him. I miss hosting, but I made the right decision. I can do things now that I didn’t have time to do before.”

Walter Scott asks…Jane Fonda

The actress, 72, who recently had a small breast-cancer tumor removed, is still a fitness guru. She has two new DVDs, Jane Fonda: Prime Time Walkout and Jane Fonda: Prime Time Fit & Strong. WS Is exercise still fun for you? JF I don’t wake up saying, “Oh boy, I’m going to work out!” But I

do it with a modicum of joy because I know how I’ll feel afterward. WS Were you surprised to fall in love again, with record producer Richard Perry? JF Totally. But it doesn’t start with love, right? It starts with sex and grows into love. He’s extremely easy to live with. WS Does love get better later in life? JF As women get older, we find out who we are. It’s hard to be intimate, to give yourself away, if you don’t know who you are. WS Is there another marriage in your future? JF The rumors persist, but I don’t intend to marry again. Say that! Have a question for Walter Scott? Visit or write Walter Scott at P.O. Box 5001, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-5001.

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of the Dove. And if the buzz is right, she could get another nod for The King’s Speech. Still, the Bonham Carter: role she’s most recognized for is See no evil Harry Potter’s Bellatrix Lestrange. “My fans are very young,” she says. “But it’s an ambivalent relationship. They’re terrified of me. I have to show I’m not evil.”

A Carrey set up the Better U Foundation five years ago to Carrey: promote sustainable growth and Soul man give people the tools they need to change their lives. “Your soul expands, and suddenly you become concerned about that person over there, and this thing over here,” says the I Love You Phillip Morris star, 48.“You heal the world, you heal yourself.”

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Q I just noticed that Ricky

Skaggs: Music is in his genes

Skaggs released a new album this year. How long has he been playing?— M. Larson, Indianapolis, Ind.

A Skaggs released his first record in 1971, but he

started playing long before that. “My dad bought me a mandolin when I was 5,” says the country/ bluegrass great, 56. “I’m even more excited about music now than I was then.” He says he has his family to thank for that: “My kids inspire me. They turn me on to music I’ve never heard, like the Fleet Foxes or Iron & Wine. My two youngest are in a band. Even my grandsons have guitars.”


Why doesn’t Kirsten Dunst appear more often in leading roles? Is she just very selective?—Thomas Salvador, Davison, Mich.

A Dunst, 28, is choosy—

but she’s landed more than a few challenging parts to keep For Dunst, it’s the her busy. She’s currently star- story that counts ring opposite Ryan Gosling in All Good Things, and she has three films lined up for 2011: the sci-fi epic Melancholia, the romantic fantasy Upside Down, and On the Road, based on Jack Kerouac’s classic. “I want to work with great directors on stories I care about,” she says. “But I wouldn’t say no to another summer blockbuster. I don’t have a 10-year plan—I just go on intuition.”


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The star of Gulliver’s Travels shares his personal adventures in parenting, parks, and Project Runway

Honey, I Kept Up With The Kids “The more sleep I get, the better dad I am. Parenting is 90% energy; if you don’t have it, then there tend to be some lazy TV-watching days with the kids, and that ain’t gettin’ it done. A great day with them—my sons are 4 and 2—is an energized adventure into the world. My best piece of parenting advice? Never try to make a happy child happier. Just leave it alone. When you try and kick it up to another level with a scoop of ice cream or whatever, it ruins everything.” Spicing Things Up “I’ve discovered that I love really spicy food. Part of it is the challenge aspect: Can I defeat the dreaded habañero pepper? But I also like the idea that it goes in my body and kills the rogue bacteria. When I’m coming down with a cold, I blast it with a super-spicy lamb vindaloo.” After the Laughter “At this point in my career I’m drawn to roles that resonate in my soul chamber. I like to be funny, but I need to feel like I’m breaking new ground or imparting an important message. There are of course Visit us at PARADE.COM

certain directors I’d do anything for. I’d be a monkey in a donkey suit for Jim Jarmusch!” Married, with Cable “Being a good husband is like being a gardener: You’ve got to give your partner lots of water and sunshine (love and support). Communication is key—listening and sharing, finding a good TV show to watch together. My wife and I have really been into Project Runway. It’s also important to ask for what you want. I have a tendency to do whatever my wife wants, and then anger builds up inside me and comes out in little passive-aggressive bursts. It’s better to just communicate your desires up front from the get-go. Such an obvious and strange discovery at the age of 41!” A Little Night Music “I just saw a rap band from South Africa called Die Antwoord, and it was insane. The guy is like a Tasmanian devil on the mic, and the girl is a force of nature.” Parks and Recreation “When I travel I always try to check out the local gardens and parks. My favorite botanical garden is in a

town called Christchurch in New Zealand. It’s got crazy prehistoric trees and Dr. Seuss bushes.” The Producer “Developing a project from the ground up as a producer is a whole new enchilada. When I started out on Gulliver’s Travels, there was no script, no director, just an incredible book from olde times. It was a great adventure meeting a bunch of creatives and shaping the story and assembling a fantastic team.” A Wild, Wild Western “My family and I were in Texas recently while I was making a

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movie, and the only thing I missed from home was my sweet Red Dead Redemption video game. I think maybe I was a stone-cold killer cowboy in a past life.” Are We Having Fun Yet? “I’ve learned that my best acting happens when I’m having fun. Unfortunately, there is no way to force fun to happen. So when someone says, ‘Hey, remember to have fun!’ it’s frustrating and meaningless advice. They should say, ‘Hey, remember to pretend to have fun!’ because I’ve discovered that when I pretend, it often becomes real.”



A man-size lizard, the world’s oldest leather shoe, an autism test —these are a few of the year’s remarkable discoveries and innovations. In no particular order, here’s our top 12. by Jeff Wise

PROMISING AMMO IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV More than 22 million people in Africa alone are currently infected with HIV. Now researchers there have found new reason for hope. In a trial of a new vaginal gel containing the anti-HIV medication tenofovir, women who used the formulation were twice as likely to remain virus-free as those who didn’t. Such a gel could eventually protect women whose partners refuse to use condoms, saving millions of lives each year.

2. A NEW GLAMOSAUR Paleontologists at the University of Utah have unearthed two flamboyant new dinosaur species that seem to have been the Lady Gagas of their day. The elephant-sized Utahceratops gettyi had a huge head studded with five horns. The Kosmoceratops richardsoni (right) boasted a frill-adorned noggin with a whopping 15 horns on its skull, nose, and cheeks, leading one scientist to call it “one of the most amazing animals known.”

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3. THEY CAME, THEY SAW, THEY RECYCLED What did the ancient Romans do when they weren’t staging gladiators' fights and throwing Christians to the lions? Being eco-friendly, it turns out. British archaeologists analyzed 1700-year-old samples of Roman glassware from 19 sites in the U.K. and found evidence of widespread recycling. The specimens contained elements used in two very different glass-making processes, leading the scientists to conclude that the Romans mixed and melted pieces from a variety of sources, like modern recyclers do. No word on whether Roman chariots got good mileage.

4. A POTENTIAL TEST FOR AUTISM No one’s quite sure what causes autism, or why it’s becoming more common. But for the first time, researchers at King’s College London may have figured out how to diagnose the condition by observing the brain. Using 3-D images of brain scans from patients, the team looked for key changes in certain regions responsible for language and social behavior (the highlighted areas, below) and found that they could accurately detect autism 90% of the time. The 15-minute scan is faster than current techniques, although the results are preliminary and future studies are needed. Down the road, it could lead to better treatments and a clearer understanding of how autism disrupts normal brain function.

6. IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY For the first time astronomers have discovered a corner of outer space that might be just right for human habitation. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington were studying light that was coming from an obscure star, Gliese 581, when they detected a rocky planet in its orbit three times more massive than Earth. Dubbed Gliese 581g, the unconfirmed planet appears to lie within the star’s “habitable zone,” in which the heat reaching its surface is neither too strong nor too weak for liquid water to exist. But we're unlikely to test that out anytime soon: Since it lies 20 light years away, a conventional space probe would take thousands of years to reach it.

5. BUT STILL NO UNICORNS In an age when even pets are plugged in via Facebook and Twitter, there remain creatures so far off the grid that they haven’t been discovered yet. Each year scientists identify more than 15,000 new species out of the more than 10 million different kinds of plants and animals believed to exist on the planet. Among the standouts from 2010: the six-foot-long, yellow-andblack Northern Sierra Madre Forest Monitor Lizard, a timid relative of the Komodo dragon that eats fruit and lives in treetops in the Philippines, and the Caquetá titi (above), a See a slideshow cat-size, red-bearded with other monkey found in the astounding 2010 finds— — jungles of Colombia. King Tut’s Unlike most monkeys, granddad, hints of life the titi mates for life on Mars—att and purrs like a kitten m /discover. when cuddling.

7. SHOES, BOOZE BOO AMONG THE YEAR’ YEAR’S FINDS An international interna team of archaeologists discovered what’s archaeo thought to be the world’s oldest thoug leather shoe in a cave in leath Armenia. Thanks to the Arm cave’s cool, dry conditions, cav the 5500-year-old leather th lace-up moccasin (about a la woman’s size 7) was so w well-preserved that even w its laces were intact. Meanwhile, Swedish scuba divers exploring a shipwreck off the coast of Finland found several bottles of Veuve Clicquot b champagne dating back to ch the early 1800s. Not ones tto pass up the opportunity, the divers tried a bottle and found it more than drinkable. Declared diver Christian Ekstroem, “It was fantastic.” Ekstro

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N time i ’ tempted d to 8. SOMEONE TELL THE GEICO CAVEMEN Next you’re call that blockhead driver who cuts you off a Neanderthal, know that you might be partly right. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, decoded fragments of 40,000-year-old DNA taken from Neanderthal skeletons in Croatia and discovered that some of their genetic material exists in people alive today. Anthropologists previously believed that the early human relatives, who dwelled in prehistoric Europe and the Middle East until 30,000 years ago, simply died out, but the latest findings show that interbreeding must have taken place. Among those already confirmed to have Neanderthal genes: Ozzy Osbourne. Yes, that’s actually true.

9. SAY IT IN KORO Linguists on an expedition to a remote area of northeastern India were stunned to find the villagers communicating in a completely unfamiliar tongue. Koro, which is used by only about 800 people, may have been overheard just in the nick of time: Few young people speak only Koro, and it has no written form, so it could easily join the several thousand languages expected to die out this century. Common Koro Words

To watch a villager sing a Koro song, text “KORO” to 76477.

10. NAVEL GAZING YIELDS BIG NEWS Apart from collecting lint, what is your navel good for? A scientist at Duke University has come up with a surprising answer. He says that a belly button's location can give some athletes an advantage in the swimming pool or on the track. That’s because the navel marks the body’s center of gravity, so those with higher belly buttons make better runners while those with lower belly buttons possess an edge in the water.



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12. AN IDEA WORTH KICKING AROUND Looking to find innovative ways to provide electricity to remote African villages, four Harvard undergrads created the sOccket, a soccer ball with a tiny generator inside that can harvest the energy created by its own motion. Weighing just five ounces more than a standard ball, the prototype needs to be kicked around for 15 minutes to store enough juice to power an LED light for three hours. Once the sOccket ball goes into production, it could supplement or replace kerosene lanterns or conventional hand-cranked generators—and provide some entertainment along the way. We call that really using your head. And feet.

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11. A SHIP FROM A DISTANT PORT Not much shocks New Yorkers, but even so, workers excavating the site of the new World Trade Center weren’t prepared for what they found: rows of standing timbers that turned out to be part of a 30-foot-long hull of a ship buried over 200 years ago. Although it's dry land today, in the late-18th century the spot lay at the foot of a wharf. Archaeologists deduced that the vessel had spent time in the Caribbean and that the partial hull may have been deliberately buried as landfill, an old-world way to create something that has never gone out of style—more valuable Manhattan acreage.

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Donny & Marie Osmond



Donny and Marie Osmond have with their fans is clearly more than puppy love. Now America’s favorite singing, dancing, wisecrack-slinging brother-and-sister act is taking a break from Las Vegas and heading to Times Square for Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas (Dec. 9 through Dec. 30). “There’s going to be a lotta heart and a lotta soul,” says Donny, who turns 53 on Thursday. Adds Marie, 51: “I think it will bring back happy memories.” She’s still a little bit country, he’s still a little bit rock ’n’ roll, and, as Brantley Bardin learned, neither shows any signs of slowing down. PARADE Christmas in NYC for

Donny and Marie—perfect. M: Yes, we love New York. I want to see Donny do the kick-line with the Rockettes!

D: That’s not too far-fetched,

Marie—I’ve danced before with the Rockettes. M: I have, too, Donny, but I want to see you kick again. D: Yeah, well, you’ll be full of envy when you see my kick. Let’s put things into perspective: I won Dancing with the Stars. M: But we all know the girls on the show dance harder than the boys! 10 • December 5, 2010

How do you each spend Sunday? Is it a day of rest—apart? M: For me, it’s a day just for family. We don’t use electronics, and my kids hate it. But I make them chill—it’s good for them to do something where they feel their soul. I love taking them to church, coming home and eating, reading, and relaxing. D: On Sunday I sleep in, and at one o’clock we go to church. It’s a three-hour block of time when I work with a lot of the teenagers. Then my wife makes a big meal; we have an open-door policy, where the kids and grandkids can come and eat and we have scripture reading. By the time I get to bed I’m dead tired—it’s more a day of diversion than rest for me!

Marie, now that you’ve lost weight, do you have a wei Sunday food indulgence? S M: I don’t obsess about ffood anymore, but give me a great root beer float m any day. an D: And give me a pint of Häagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream, and I’m in heaven. Donny, what is being in your 50s like for you, a former teen idol? D: After 32 years of marriage, five children, and three grandkids, it’s just a number, and it means nothing more than that I have one more year to enjoy. M: You’ve been married to Debbie

longer than I’ve been around— since I’m only 29! How do fans react to you? D: They’re fabulous. Once in New York this little old Italian lady ran out into the street and hugged me. Because Marie and I had been in her home every week on TV, I was like one of her children. And then the other day I was at Whole Foods and this man came out with his two little kids. The guy said, “Go take a picture with Donny Osmond,” and the kids were like, “Who’s Donny Osmond?” The guy mentioned Dancing with the Stars and Mulan, and they said, “Oh, you’re Donny Osmond!” Different continued


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generations know us for so many different things. Do you listen to any music that might surprise us? D: I do a daily radio show, so I constantly listen to current music. Lady Gaga is an amazingly talented artist, but the envelope is being pushed so far, when you come out in a meat dress and stuff like that. As a parent, you kind of worry. I like Colbie Caillat, and I even listen to Justin Bieber. I’ve got a little bone to pick with him, though: He stole my old haircut! Are you a bit envious? D: No, because I know it’s a rough road. Give him another three years and he’ll feel the pangs of trying to transition from being a teen idol. Marie, how will your late son, Michael [who took his own life in February at age 18], be in your heart during your Christmas shows? M: I’m doing “Pie Jesu” [from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem], and that song is me sending love to him. You get through any way you can… Is he in my heart? Of course he is, 24/7. But I want to bring some joy to my other kids. So when Donny and I first talked about this show, I said, “A New York Christmas would be great for them. Let’s go for it.” D: It’s the first time we’ve shared a Broadway stage. When I was younger, I thought I’d be slowing down in my 50s, but I’ve never worked harder. Now we think, Let’s slow down later! 12 • December 5, 2010

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drop, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch till spring. Don’t. Instead, follow these tips from Michael Wollpert, triathlete and fitness instructor at Equinox in Chicago, and you may even enjoy exercising outdoors this winter. •Layer it on. “Wear a base layer of wool or synthetic fabric to wick moisture. Then add a fleece for warmth and a shell to protect against the elements.” •But don’t overdress. “Overheating can cause you to sweat too much and actually make you colder. Your fleece or shell should have zippers to vent out hot air. ” •Cover bare skin. “Protect all exposed skin whenever the temperature is below freezing.” •Take time to warm up. “Pulled muscles are common in cold weather. Do a light warmup, then stretch before moving on. Never stretch cold muscles.” •Take a break. “Plan out spots where you can stop and get a break from the cold.” •Pretend it’s summer. “Hydrate as if it were hot outside. And don’t forget the sunblock.” 14 • December 5, 2010

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Sibling Revelry

Cougar Town’s Christa Miller loved it when her mom made this dish—now her kids love it, too!

“My kids won’t eat all whole-wheat pasta, so my trick is to mix some in with white pasta. Cook the whole-wheat for about a minute and a half before you add the white pasta.”


My husband and I have a deal, which has worked out well: He cooks one Sunday, I cook the next. The kids set the table and we eat in the dining room together, just as I used to do as a kid. I grew up in New York City, and both my parents worked. On weekends, we’d go out to the country, and on Sunday nights we’d come back. Sometimes we were a little cranky—it was a long drive. But we could always look forward to one thing: my mother’s ziti and meat sauce. My brother is eight years younger than I am, and we’re best friends now, but growing up we’d torment each other. During one fight, just after my mother put the ziti and meat sauce on the table, he pinched me as I walked by. So I smacked the back of his head—and his face went right into the meat sauce! My kids, Charlotte, William, and Henry, make me tell that story every time we have this dish. They laugh and laugh about how my brother came up screaming, looking like his face was covered in blood. I didn’t mean to push his face into the sauce! At the time I thought, Oh my god, I’m in so much trouble! Now it just seems funny.

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1. Drain tomato juice from cans and reserve liquid. Put tomatoes into a food processor or blender; pulse 1 or 2 times until chunky. Simmer, covered, in a large pot. 2. Chop onion. Sauté, using enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the skillet, over medium-low heat until translucent. Mince garlic and add to the onion. 3. Put sautéed onions and garlic into tomato pot. 4. Brown chopped meat and sausage in skillet. Add to tomato pot. 5. Add cut-up parsley and basil (I like a lot, but use what you like); season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for several hours. Add some reserved tomato juice, if needed. 6. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. 7. Spoon pasta into bowls with sauce. Add a dollop of ricotta cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan, to taste. Finish with fresh basil. Per serving (using part-skim ricotta): 540 calories, 15g fat, 60mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 64g carbs, 37g protein.

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by Stacy Schiff

Mummy Dearest A new book celebrates Cleopatra, the original mama grizzly


televised one. Caesarion assured your own nutty family. You have Egypt’s dynastic future. And nothing on the Ptolemies, the with him Cleopatra cemented dynasty that produced Cleopatra an alliance with Rome. In all VII, the last queen of Egypt. That ways, he was the ideal partner. clan made a habit of stabbing, poisoning, and He resembled his father. He was dismembering each other. Mothers sent troops Roman. He was divine in both against daughters. Fathers hacked sons to pieces. countries. And, as a 3-year-old, It was rare to find one who didn’t liquidate a he was unlikely to meddle in any relative or two, Cleopatra included. Which makes way with his mother’s agenda. it all the more improbable that the woman who Several years after Caesar’s has come down to us as seductress and sex symmurder, Cleopatra sailed into Image is everything: Elizabeth Taylor queens it as Cleopatra in 1963. bol in fact made an artful career of motherhood— Mark Antony’s life, in gilded and of single motherhood at that. barge with soaring purple sails. When Cleopatra was 21 she met Julius Caesar, The most distinguished military commander of former. Caesarion was hunted down and murdered twice her age and the master of the Roman world. the day, Antony appeared the likeliest candidate soon thereafter. Her surviving three children sailed Just over nine months later she gave birth to his to assume control of the Roman east. The two to Rome, to be raised by the sister of her sworn son. There were a few awkwardnesses. For a start, spent the early winter together. Afterward he enemy, who also happened to be Antony’s ex-wife. each of the new parents was married to someone married, for political reasons, in Rome. In Egypt As a teenager, Cleopatra Selene married an Afelse. Caesar’s wife was in Rome, 29-year-old Cleopatra gave birth to rican king. She continued her mother’s legacy, posand Cleopatra was at the time Strategically his twins, Alexander Helios and ing as Isis and naming her son Ptolemy. Cleopatra’s nominally joined in marriage to her Cleopatra Selene, and later preonly known grandson, he would be murdered by a fertile, she used sented Antony with another son. Roman emperor. All traces of her children dissolved 13-year-old brother. Nothing better suited her political His wife, meanwhile, produced on that bloody spot. Less sexually bold than strateher brood to program than the birth of Caesarion, daughter after daughter. gically fertile, she had used her brood to great pogreat political or “little Caesar.” Like the queens Cleopatra paraded her children litical advantage. The irony was, of course, that had who preceded her, Cleopatra associout to special effect in royal pageants; events followed their normal dynastic course, had advantage. ated herself with Isis, the goddess of here already was the campaign-trail Rome not intervened, Cleopatra would ultimately marriage, love affairs, pregnancies. Caesarion did baby, the Palin or Pelosi brood. She also saw to it have been deposed—exiled, poisoned, hacked to more than assure her fertile, family-friendly credenthat the children were well educated, in part by pieces—by one of those four pretials: With him on her lap, Cleopatra could rule as a distinguished, hard-driving tutor. In his care, cious children. king. Her subjects were willing to submit to a fethey devoted themselves to rhetoric, philosophy, male pharaoh so long as a male figured somewhere and history, which would not be good to them. In A Pulitzer Prize-winning biograin the picture. She ordered his likeness carved on 31 B.C., Octavian soundly defeated Antony and ppher, Stacy Schiff is the author temples, at massive scale; if anything, images matCleopatra in battle. Cleopatra’s options were death of “Cleopatra: A Life,” out now tered more in a pre-literate age than they do in a or transport to Rome as a prisoner. She chose the ffrom Little, Brown.

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If you inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, why would you breathe into someone when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? —Emilie Smyrlian, Reading, Mass.

The air we inhale is mostly nitrogen. Only 21% is oxygen. And exhaled air is still 15% oxygen. (Only 4% is carbon dioxide.) That’s plenty of oxygen to assist a person who isn’t breathing. “Hands-only” CPR is now endorsed for untrained bystanders because they are much better at performing chest presses alone. (The beat for “Stayin’ Alive” is about the right speed.) Compressions followed by mouth-to-mouth breathing remain standard for professionals.



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