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Texting at wheel up 50% in 2010 By The Associated Press

‘M-A-S-H’ ACTOR DEAD Morgan, 96, ‘was full of fun’

B4 WEATHER Tonight: partly cloudy, lows in the mid-20s Friday: partly cloudy, highs in the mid-50s Mississippi River:

35.1 feet Rose: 1.2 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


DEATHS • William Lee Grimshel • Elizabeth L. Gary Powers Hill • Lloyd E. Inmon • Berdia M. Mace • Mary Esther Rooks • Lula Mae Springs • Charles H. Thompson Sr.


TODAY IN HISTORY 1863: President Abraham Lincoln announces his plan for the Reconstruction of the Abraham South. Lincoln 1941: The United States enters World War II as Congress declares war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 1961: A fire at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut results in 16 deaths.

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A smiling John Tselepis listens with his son, Wayne, 15, as they talk about the family restaurant, Yanni’s Greek Gyro.

Son will reap what family sows if work pays off By Pamela Hitchins

Like many 15-yearold boys, Wayne Tselepis wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and someday take over the family business. Wayne’s parents, John and Cynthia Tselepis, couldn’t agree more. They opened their business, Yanni’s Greek Gyro, largely to give Wayne that opportunity, because in many ways, Wayne isn’t like other teen boys. He has Williams Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes developmental delays, medical problems and some learning difficulties. “We wanted to make sure he was provided with the life skills he needed and the opportunity to have options,” Cynthia Tselepis said. “He has a wonderful work ethic, he’s very social and he takes pride in what he does.” Wayne is among an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States with the condition that affects about one in every 10,000 people, according to the website of the Williams Syndrome Association. “Children with Williams Syndrome tend to be social, friendly and

Above, the Tselepis family, from left, John, Ashley, Cynthia and Wayne, stand in their family restaurant, Yanni’s. At left, Wayne flips pita bread.

endearing,” the website states. “Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with WS brings into their lives had been

unimaginable.” But parents also face the struggles of ongoing medical issues — some very serious — and the child’s

Income gap grows as blacks leave cities


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WASHINGTON — Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year and two out of 10 drivers say they’ve sent text messages or e-mails while behind the wheel despite a rush by states to ban the practice, the National Traffic Safety Administration said today. An annual study conducted in 2010 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of drivers observed at selected stoplights and intersections found that at any given time just under 1 percent were texting or manipulating hand-held devices, such as using a Web-capable smart phone or cell phone to view travel directions, check e-mails or calendar appointments, or surf the Internet, manual dialing, playing hand-held games, and holding phones in front of their faces. But the activity increased to .9 percent of drivers, up from .6 percent the previous year. The share of drivers speaking into headsets was also .9 percent and had increased by the same amount. But drivers talking into hand-held cell phones remained flat at 5 percent. Eighteen percent of drivers said they’ve sent text messages or e-mails while driving, according to the results of a national telephone survey by NHTSA of over 6,000 drivers aged 18 or older. The survey was conducted a year ago and released this morning. Among drivers 21 to 24 years old, half said they’ve texted behind the wheel. The survey also found that most drivers will answer a phone call while driving and most will continue to drive after answering. The increase in texting while driving came despite a rush by states to ban the practice. Last month, Pennsylvania became the 35th state to impose a ban. Mississippi has no ban. The increase in texting while driving is alarming, said Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the Governors Highway Safety

WASHINGTON — Affluent black Americans who are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South are shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new census data. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city blacks who remain behind, while

making blacks less monolithic as a group and subject to greater income disparities. “Reverse migration is changing the South and its race relations,” said Roderick Harrison, a Howard University sociologist and former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau. He said a rising black middle class is promoting a growing belief among some

black conservatives that problems of the disadvantaged are now rooted more in character or cultural problems, rather than race. But Harrison said most black Americans maintain a strong racial identity, focused on redressing perceived lack of opportunities, in part because many of them maintain close ties to See Census, Page A8.

GOP faces uphill battle on sustaining government By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Conservative flashpoint issues from abortion and abstinence education to President Barack Obama’s health care law are the biggest obstacles to Congress completing a massive year-end spending bill next week that would keep the

On A5 GOP battles over payroll tax cut government running through next September. Going into end-game negoSee GOP, Page A2.


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Joe Davis of Vicksburg looks at his wrecked vehicles on Interstate 20 West at about 3 Wednesday afternoon. He was driving the Nissan pickup and pulling a trailer carrying the Mercury when he lost control and the trailer fish-tailed, hitting a guardrail and

Three jailed in city house burglary Three Vicksburg men were charged Wednesday night with a residential burglary reported just a few minutes earlier, Lt. Sandra Williams said. Brent Shelby, 18, 1990 Royal St., and Luther Thigpen, 18, and Ronald Green, 20, both of 2521 Oak St., were picked up at the corner of Letitia Street and Bowmar Avenue around 8 p.m. Williams said. They were charged with breaking into a home in the 3000 block of Green Street, following a 911 call reporting at 7:20 that a pickup was backed up to the home and three men were loading things from the home into the truck, she said. Police believe the men heard police coming and ran, leaving the truck and a largescreen TV that had been taken from the residence. A witness later called to say he saw the three suspects, who were identified and arrested, she said. Shelby, Thigpen and Green were in the Warren County Jail this morning awaiting an initial hearing to set bond. The pickup, a 1990 Ford F-150, is believed registered to a family member of one of the suspects, Williams said, and was impounded by

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Window broken, radio ripped from church van A church van was reported burglarized at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Sandra Williams said. A window in the 1994 Dodge Ram parked at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., was broken and a radio, unknown brand and value, was stolen.

Jackson man accused of falsifying identity A Jackson man whose arrest for a gaming violation was reported Tuesday apparently had given authorities false personal identification information, jail records show. Henry Charles Sherman, 38, 1576 Woodrow Wilson Ave., identified in Tuesday’s edition of The Vicksburg Post as Shawn Charles Williams, 46, could face an additional charge. In addition to the felony gaming charge brought by the Mississippi Gaming Com-

mission, Sherman could be charged with providing false information to law enforcement, which is a misdemeanor. Jail records show Sherman was transferred Wednesday to Hinds County for prosecution.

Vehicle description issued in hold-up A suspect sought in the armed robbery of a loan store Saturday remains at large and police have issued a description of the vehicle he is believed to be driving. Tarontate Crockett, 34, who has lived in several locations including his girlfriend’s residence at 1205 China St., Apt. C-3, is suspected of being the masked man who robbed the Pay Day Loan Store, 2310 Iowa Ave., Saturday afternoon, making off with an undetermined amount of money. Investigators believe Crockett is driving a white fourdoor 2002 Ford Crown Victoria with red pin stripes and a gray top, with Mississippi tag number WBV 732. Anyone with information about Crockett is asked to call police at 601-636-5122.

GOP Continued from Page A1. tiations this weekend on the $900-plus billion bill, Republicans expect to lose on most of the policy provisions, or “riders,” they added to House versions of the mustdo spending measures. But the White House and Democrats are poised to make concessions on some environmental rules, wetlands regulations and, in all likelihood, on continuing a ban on government-funded abortions in the nation’s capital

city. “We’re meeting heavy resistance from the White House and Democrats in the Senate,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., who is pressing for provisions to help the coal industry. “So, we’ll get as many as we possibly can.” Among most popular targets for Republicans are environmental regulations they say hamper the

economy, such as proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules on coal ash, large-scale discharges of hot water and greenhouse gases from electric power plants, and emissions from cement plants and oil refineries. If past is prologue, most of the issues will end up on the chopping block. That’s what happened last spring during negotiations on a spending bill for the budget year that ended in September.

Friday • Confederate Christmas Ball dance lessons — 6 p.m. at Old Court House Museum; free; 601-646-0741. • Warren Central Madrigals Singe Feaste — 7 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 for dinner theater; 601-631-2916 • “It’s a Wonderful Life” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students 13 and older and $5 for children 12 and younger; 601-636-0471 or www.vicksburgtheatreguild. com.

Saturday • Vicksburg National Military Park Holiday Open House — 1-4 p.m. at the Shirley House; park entrance fee waived for open house participants. • Christmas in Port Gibson — 2-6 p.m.; $20 for one-day pass for tour of homes, $30 for two days; 601-437-5103.

Sunday • Santa at Openwood Plantation — 2 p.m.; three stops on Newitt Vick Drive in subdivision off Oak Ridge Road. • “It’s a Wonderful Life” — 2 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students 13 and older and $5 for children 12 and younger; 601-636-0471 or www.vicksburgtheatreguild. com. • Saint Joseph Orchestra Christmas Concert — 3 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; free, but donations encouraged; 601-631-2997 or • Christmas in Port Gibson — 2-6 p.m.; $20 for one-day pass for tour of homes, $30 for two days; 601-437-5103.

tuesday • Senior Circle Christmas Bingo Party — Noon-2 p.m. at River Region Medical Center conference room; lunch; free for members, $5 for nonmembers; reservations required; Leigh White, 601883-6118 or

Dec. 20-22 and 27-29 • “1940’s Radio Hour” — 7:30 p.m. at Strand Theatre on Clay Street; $12 for adults, $8 for those younger than 12; Westside Theatre Guild, 601636-8313 or 601-618-9349.

Breeding amphibians protected on parkway The speed limit on a 2-mile section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Hinds County will be reduced to 35 mph during rain so breeding amphibians might not be disturbed or endangered. The National Park Service said the limit will be in effect through March south of U.S. 20 in Hinds County in order to increase the ability for salamanders and frogs to cross


from staff reports unharmed. The NPS is working with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Millsaps and Mississippi Colleges to protect amphibian species. For more information, visit

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damaging both vehicles. Sgt. Daniel Lewis of the Mississippi State Highway Safety Patrol investigated the accident, which briefly delayed traffic in one lane of the four-lane highway. Davis was not injured, and no other vehicles were involved.

• Getting Ready for the Holidays —Noon-1 p.m. at Warren County Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; Lynette McDougald, instructor and manager, Mississippi State University Florist; free; 601-636-5442. • Sid Salter book-signing — 2 to 4 p.m. at Lorelei Books on Washington Street; “Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs”; 601-634-8624 or • Mixed Nuts! — 5-8 p.m. at Peterson’s Art and Antiques on Washington Street; artists, refreshments; 601-636-7210. • Confederate Christmas Ball dance lessons — 6 p.m. at Old Court House Museum; free; 601-646-0741. • Jammin’ for the Kids — 6 p.m. at Jaques’ Cafe; drinks will be sold; admission, $5 or new toy. • Warren Central Madrigals Singe Feaste — 7 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 for dinner theater; 601-631-2916.

• Warren Central Madrigals Singe Feaste — 7 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $25 for dinner theater; 601-631-2916 • “It’s a Wonderful Life” — 7:30 p.m. at Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students 13 and older and $5 for children 12 and younger; 601-636-0471 or www.vicksburgtheatreguild. com. • Confederate Christmas Ball — 7:30-9 p.m. at Old Court House Museum; period costumes encouraged; $25; 601646-0741.

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benefits Stanley Myers — Cancer treatment fund drive, 9 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday; chicken dinners $8; bingo, face painting for kids, cake walk, raffle tickets and silent auction; www. Moose Lodge, 2100 Fisher Ferry Roadl

CLUBs American Legion Post 3 — 6 tonight; food served; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg Branch NAACP — 15th Annual Freedom Fund Celebration, 6 p.m. Saturday;

St. Paul (Bovina) Family Life Center, 437 Tiffintown Road; Dr. Peter Stewart, speaker; music by Makeba Jones Campbell, God’s Holy Messengers and the Delta Voices of the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Mu Xi Omega Chapter Of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — 3 p.m. Sunday; Dr. Casey D. Fisher Multipurpose Building, 2717 Alcorn Drive.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. Grace Group AA — 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 11 a.m. Saturday, 1414 Cherry St.

Senior Center — Friday: 10 a.m., beanbag baseball; 11:30, dulcimer; 1 p.m., card games; 4, center closes; 7, Christmas party at Southern Tea Room. Salvation Army Canned Food Drive — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Big Wheelie Skating Rink; admission, three canned goods and $2; 1729 N. Frontage Road, 601-634-0145. North Lion Hospice Care — Volunteers needed; for terminally ill patients and their families; 135 Bounds St., Jackson; 601-321-8812. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — Noon Saturday, covered-dish luncheon; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman St.; 601-636-5958 or 601-622-0695. Basket Weaving Workshop — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 888926-5492 to register; Poverty

Point State Historic Site, West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577. American Legion Post 213 “The Hut” — Dance and cash raffle Sunday, 8 p.m. until; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; admission, $3 singles, $5 per couple.

CHURCHES Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 210 Kirkland Road. Hawkins United Methodist — Musical “The Christmas Post,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; canned goods will be accepted; 601636-2242; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. House of Peace Worship — Singles Christmas party, 7 p.m. Friday; 601-529-1232. Bingham Memorial M.B. — Youth Christmas program combined with Trinity Temple youth, 4 p.m. Saturday; 1063 Green St. Springhill M.B. — Christmas

musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; Tallulah Angelic Voices of Praise; Dorian Carter, musician; 815 Mission 66. New Oak Ridge M.B. — Honoring church musicians, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; church choirs invited to bring two selections; 601-885-8773; the Rev. K.C. Frazier, pastor; 2875 Newman Road, Edwards.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Welcome — and Merry Christmas!

Schools boss seeks way to nix leadership at failing districts By Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi State Superintendent Tom Burnham said Wednesday he will propose a law to allow the state to either forcibly merge or require new elections in failing school districts, because the current reform system doesn’t work. “We will bring forward legislation this year to end conservatorship,” Burnham said at an orientation for newly elected state lawmakers. In conservatorship, the state pushes aside local authorities and sends interim leaders to

Marilyn Hardy, left, assists tourists Jane and Bill Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., during Wednesday’s holiday open house at the Mississippi Welcome Center. The center,

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near the Louisiana state line at Interstate 20 and Washington Street, hosts the event each year.

FBI investigating Southaven mayor JACKSON, Miss. — The FBI confirmed Wednesday it is investigating the mayor of Southaven, Mississippi’s third largest city. Greg Davis had already been ordered by state officials to pay more than $180,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. Davis came under scrutiny after Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering announced Nov. 2 that a seven-month investigation revealed improper billings for such things as a personal trip to Key West, Fla. Pickering demanded for Davis to repay $153,589 for expenses, $16,822 for interest and $13,571 for investigative costs. “The FBI confirms that it is investigating any allegations of potential violations of federal law by Mayor Greg Davis, which surfaced during the Auditor’s investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden said. She declined to offer more details. Davis didn’t immediately respond to an after-hours message at City Hall and his home phone number was not available. Davis told The Associated Press in November that the auditor’s demand was “an expensive but valuable lesson learned” but he wasn’t sure how he would pay the money back.

ACLU, school district settle yearbook flap JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi school district

The South

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS will require students to wear caps and gowns in senior pictures after a lesbian student was left out of the Ceara yearbook Sturgis for wearing a tuxedo, the American Civil Liberties Union said. The Copiah County School District’s decision was part of an agreement with the ACLU. The group sued in 2010, claiming discrimination against Ceara Sturgis. The ACLU said Wednesday that the agreement also calls for a picture of Sturgis in the tuxedo to be added to her class’s picture hanging in the school library. Sturgis said she’s thrilled to have her photo among her classmates. A message left for the Copiah County superintendent wasn’t returned.

BP accused in 2nd set of oil spill violations JACKSON, Miss. — Federal regulators on Wednesday cited BP PLC for a second set of alleged violations stemming from the 2010 well blowout that killed 11 rig workers and caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement cited

BP for five alleged violations. The citations, announced after a further review of evidence, were in addition to seven others issued against BP in October. BP spokesman Scott Dean said the British company would appeal all the violations. He said the issues raised in the latest citations “played no causal role in the accident.” One of the citations Wednesday said BP failed to conduct an accurate pressure integrity test at a specific part of the well in the Gulf of Mexico. The other citations are related to an alleged failure to suspend drilling operations when the “safe drilling margin” in the permit application was not maintained. BP has 60 days to appeal.

Boyfriend indicted in beating death LAFAYETTE, La. — A Lafayette Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted a 31-year-old man in the Aug. 23 beating death of his 35-year-old girlfriend. Douglas Johnson was charged with second-degree murder. Lafayette police said in an arrest affidavit that Johnson confessed to beating Sadairea Rubin to death with a baseball bat. He was taken into custody at her apartment. Johnson was in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.


reform a district. The state can take over because of poor student performance, financial problems or safety issues. Burnham said conservatorship isn’t working, and that the state may have to take over more districts than the seven it is now trying to turn around — Drew, Hazlehurst, Indianola, North Panola, Okolona, Sunflower County and Tate County. In new elections, Burnham said he would seek to ban former school board members and elected superintendents from running again. He said that forcible mergers are desirable in cases where

districts are too small or too poor to raise enough money for adequate schools. “Drew will not be able to emerge from conservatorship,” he said. “That’s a size problem. It’s a resource problem.” In 2009, Gov. Haley Barbour proposed consolidating as many as 50 of the state’s school districts. A commission he named later suggested merging 18 school districts and three agricultural high schools, although it said mergers should be voluntary, not mandatory. The Legislature took no action on the proposal.


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JACK VIX SAYS: Sixteen shopping days left until Christmas.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 A freight train nearly crashes into a hack owned by Louis Hornthal. • John Richardson dies at Epps Plantation. • George Coffing marries Mamie McKenna.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Hon. W.J. Vollor is in Port Gibson. • Mrs. F.J. McGraw of Vicksburg is visiting in Port Gibson.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mrs. S.B. Wilson and children leave for Greenville. • Otto Maganos is here from the Delta. • Alex Fitz-Hugh and Harry Floweree are enjoying a hunt in the Delta.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Dr. Percy Shelton and family are from Brunswick to do their holiday shopping. • Mary Kemper has arrived in New York after spending a year in Bulgaria. • W.A. Stanton delivers a lecture for the Boy Scouts. • The Exchange Club has a jolly celebration for its first birthday here.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Philomena Smartt is tendered a surprise party by her friends. • Joseph Ring attends a meeting of county assessors of the state in Jackson. • Mrs. E.B. Cotton is elected president of the Progressive Club. • Will Rogers in “Ambassador Bill” is the attraction at the Saenger Theatre.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Maurice Seay is elected president of the Vicksburg Optimist Club.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mrs. H.C. McCabe, former resident, is visiting here for the holidays from Washington, D.C. • Judge Ben Guider is a speaker on the program at the Mississippi Sheriffs Association meeting in Jackson.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961


Gil Martin is elected president of the Mississippi Association of Teen Centers. • Mr. and Mrs. John Peyton of Utica announce the birth of a son, John Griffin. • George Evans and John Hennessey are home from Notre Dame for the holidays.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

Pentagon not planning for cuts You don’t think of the nuclear warheads on top of Minuteman-3 intercontinental ballistic missiles as going bad. But in fact, the weapons, located in hardened silos throughout the American West, do have an expiration date: 2091. In a 2006 report to Congress, an independent scientific advisory group estimated that’s about when the plutonium in the core, or “pit,” of hydrogen bombs will degrade enough to cause problems. Most of us won’t be alive by then, but that doesn’t mean some people aren’t worried about it. Worrier-in-chief is Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, who heads the U.S. Strategic Command. In an interview with The Washington Times last week, Kehler said he was concerned that forthcoming Pentagon budget cuts would threaten ongoing weapons modernization efforts. “Getting full funding is definitely critical,” the general said. Every flag officer worth his or her stars is making the same claim. The military-industrialcongressional complex is at DEFCON 1 over the possibility

that, as a result of the congressional supercommittee’s failure to reach a deficit-cutting deal, defense spending will be reduced by more than $500 billion over the next 10 years. That’s on top of $500 billion in defense cuts agreed to last summer in negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that a trillion dollars in cuts would leave the United States with “the smallest ground force since 1940, the smallest number of ships since 1915 and the smallest Air Force in history.” Such cuts might, however, solve the problem of those aging Minuteman-3 nukes. Panetta said the United States might have to eliminate its ground-based nuclear arsenal altogether. There would be enough nukes aboard submarines, surface ships and aircraft to destroy the world several times over, but the silos would be emptied and closed. Faced with another half-trillion in budget cuts, are Pentagon planners furiously drawing up contingency plans to minimize the damage? No. The New

Police raid a pot party and arrest 17 young people for possession of marijuana. • Services are held for Roosevelt Charleston, former resident of Edwards, who died in Chicago.

York Times reports that Pentagon officials worry that contingency plans would leak, making it appear that the cuts, however painful, were manageable. Instead, defense officials and contractors are counting on relationships with key members of Congress to find a way around the mandated cuts. It’s a practice that has worked in the past. But this time around, the defense hawks might lose out to deficit hawks. Said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, “The House will forge ahead with the commitments we have made to reducing government spending.” But when members hear from constituents worried about military base closings or job losses at defense plants, they may change their minds. This debate will play out next year as the presidential and congressional races heat up. Choices will be stark: the deficit, defense or deeper cuts in entitlements and non-defense discretionary spending. Even if Republicans give in to tax and revenue increases, it’s clear that America can no longer have it all.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Womack III of Bovina are the parents of a daughter, Amanda Leigh, born Dec. 11. • Mike Pitts of Vicksburg is a member of Delta State University’s vocal and instrumental group that has released an album. • Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Maxey announce the birth of a daughter, Tiffany Trinell, on Dec. 11.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 A three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 and a gas leak force the evacuation of 25 families on U.S. 80. • Maud James Chaney dies. • Amy Michelle Harrigill celebrates her fourth birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Living Water Christian Fellowship participates in a “homeless night out.” • St. Aloysius track and field coach Jimmy Salmon is honored by the Mississippi Association of Coaches. • Alaric L. Vaughn Jr. celebrates his first birthday.

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Waller’s legacy is that of bringing Mississippi forward on race STARKVILLE — Some Mississippi governors are remembered for their style and others for their substance. Former Gov. Bill Waller Sr. is one ex-governor of this state who rightly should be remembered for both. With the seersucker suits and the outsized political persona, Waller was every inch a populist who rose to power by indicting the “Capitol Street Gang” in Jackson — his euphemism for the wealthy, powerful and well-connected businessmen and lawyers whom Waller said had too much influence in this state. Waller was one of the last purveyors of the old-style political stump speech in Mississippi politics. Even during his last appearance at the Neshoba County Fair in 2005 when he was aged and well past his rhetorical prime, Waller could still rattle the tin on top of the Founder’s Square Pavilion and the crowds loved him there. When Waller died last week at 85 after a long and remarkably pro-



While the political dichotomy of Fordice and Winter was always interesting, the diamond in the rough ... was the few minutes all of us enjoyed talking politics and public policy with Bill Waller Sr.

ductive live — one in which he was relevant and contributing right up to the end of his life — I could not help but think of the last long conversation I had with him and the remarkable venue in which that conversation occurred. Back in mid-April of 2001, I was invited to moderate a panel discussion between the state’s living former governors at a convention of the Mississippi Association of Planning and Development Districts on the Gulf Coast. The group invited all the former governors who were living at that time — including

Waller and former Govs. Kirk Fordice, William Winter, Bill Allain, and Ray Mabus. Waller, Fordice and Winter accepted the invitation. Allain and Mabus did not. I shared a chartered plane flight from Jackson to the Gulf Coast with former Govs. Fordice, Waller and Winter. During the lively conversation on the trip, each made it clear that he had not retired from relevance in Mississippi politics and that each still had the fire in the belly that brought him to power at critical junctures in the state’s

history. To be sure, the former governors put on quite a show in Biloxi at the MAPDD convention. But the real show was on the plane ride down and back. Conservative Kirk Fordice and liberal William Winter were miles apart on the political spectrum and remained so until Fordice’s death. But on that day in 2001, their private exchanges in that small airplane were gentlemanly and animated. While the political dichotomy of Fordice and Winter was always interesting, the diamond in the rough of that plane ride was the few minutes all of us enjoyed talking politics and public policy with Bill Waller Sr. Underrated and underappreciated as governor, Waller’s legacy lies on two fronts — he provided significant leadership to bring Mississippi into the modern era on race relations and he made the first significant appointments of black bureaucrats into state government. His

two failed prosecutions of Byron De La Beckwith for the assassination of Medgar Evers was nothing short of heroic. After leaving office, Waller spent the rest of his life as a hard-working attorney, erstwhile fisherman, doting grandfather and still had one of the keenest political minds in Mississippi. He would live to see his son elevated to the post of chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Waller risked his political future to prosecute Byron De La Beckwith in the 1960s. Waller would later kill the state Sovereignty Commission — the state’s old spy agency — and those transitions greatly helped this state move forward. Gov. Waller should be remembered most of all as a man of principle and courage. •

Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Lack of ECB bond buying sends stocks lower

Fr o m s t a f f a n d A P r e p o r t s

LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 29.55 American Fin. (AFG)..................36.79 Ameristar (ASCA)........................18.17 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 333.86 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........37.87 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................10.28 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 5.94 Bunge Ltd. (BG)...........................62.80 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................49.60 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............18.88 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........25.54 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........55.48 CBL and Associates (CBL)................15.11 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................21.52 East Group Prprties (EGP)............42.26 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................25.02 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................72.13

Fastenal (FAST)............................41.60 Family Dollar (FDO)...................58.22 Fred’s (FRED).................................13.48 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................28.67 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.75 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................33.51 Kroger Stores (KR)......................23.69 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................66.85 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 26.60 Parkway Properties (PKY).............10.08 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................64.91 Regions Financial (RF).................4.15 Rowan (RDC)................................ 33.25 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................9.54 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 60.49 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............34.50 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 39.00 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 22.67 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 47.26 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 20.31 Viacom (VIA)................................. 50.26 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 34.51 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 58.51


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smart money Q: I would like to know if, when a person goes to a nursing home and has CDs that list either/or on the CD, whether those CDs have to be included when stating the person’s net worth. My mother has some BRUCE CDs that have either/or on them with my brother’s and sister’s plus my name on them. I am not sure whether I asked this question right. Thank you. — Janice, Homer, Ill. A: If your mother goes into a nursing home, she’ll have to fill out a financial form. If she applies for Medicaid, all monies up to a very small



amount must be spent on her behalf. If assets remain upon her death and she has collected Medicaid, the state has an option of going after those assets. Many people scurry around and try to shelter this money from Medicaid. The best way to insure that is to give away funds exceeding the look-back period, which is 36 months. If your mother is not going to be in a nursing home after that look-back period, and she’s comfortable with giving the money to you guys knowing that you will spend it on her behalf, that’s OK. The reality is that most people who do go into nursing homes seldom live more than three years. If you or your siblings dissipate the funds, you will put yourself in some peril. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sliding today after the head of the European Central Bank said there was no existing plan for large-scale government bond purchases, as many in the markets had hoped. ECB President Mario Draghi’s remarks sent borrowing costs for Italy, Spain and other countries with heavy debt burdens sharply higher. European stock indexes fell and the euro weakened against the dollar. Draghi was speaking after the central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and took other modest steps to help shore up Europe’s financial system. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 109 points, or 0.9 percent, to 12,086 as of 10:10 a.m. JPMorgan Chase & Co. slid 2.4 percent, the most of the 30 large companies in the Dow. Bank of America dropped 1.5 percent. If the Dow closes lower, it will break a threeday run of modest gains. “The market is reacting to a breakdown in what was supposed to be the solution to the European problems,” says Richard Bove, bank analyst at Rochdale Securities. He believes the fears are over-

Jobless aid applications drop to 9-month low WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months, the latest evidence that the job market is improving. The Labor Department said today that weekly applications dropped by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 381,000. That’s the lowest number of applications since late February. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell for the ninth time in 11 weeks to 393,250. That’s the lowest average since early April. Applications that drop below 375,000 — consistently — tend to correlate with a steady decline in the unemployment rate. “There have been numerous indications that the labor market is healing and today’s

jobless claims report only reinforces that view,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, a trading firm. The unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November, the government said last week, down from 9 percent the previous month. That’s the lowest rate in 2½ years. Still, the unemployment rate dropped last month in part because more people gave up looking for work. Once the unemployed stop looking for jobs and drop out of the work force, they are no longer counted as unemployed. Employers added a net total of 120,000 jobs last month. The economy has generated 100,000 or more jobs five months in a row — the first time that has happened since April 2006.

blown. “They’re worried about this unknown, undefined, unquantifiable contagion risk that is somehow going to hit the banks.”

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 15, or 1.2 percent, to 1,245. The Nasdaq lost 24, or 0.9 percent, to 2,625. In France, French President

Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to muster support from other European leaders for their latest bid to save the euro currency from collapsing under the weight of huge government debts. A summit that begins later today has been billed as a make-or-break moment to convince markets that Europe will take bold enough action to prevent the euro from breaking up. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Italian government bond jumped a quarter of a percentage point, a large move, to 6.12 percent as investors sold the bonds following Draghi’s remarks. The yield on Spain’s 10-year bond rose one-third of a percentage point to 5.71 percent. Traders sent yields on Italian government bonds above 7 percent last month, a level at which weaker countries like Greece and Portugal were forced to seek relief from their lenders. When borrowing costs jump too high, it threatens a government’s ability to pay off existing debts and could ultimately lead a government to default.

GOP leaders hope for agreement on payroll tax cut WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans hope to win rank-and-file GOP support for a measure renewing this year’s Social Security payroll tax cut and extending benefits for the long-term unemployed. House GOP lawmakers were meeting privately today to seek agreement on legislation that leaders want to bring to a vote next week. They would also include language heading off a 27 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements to doctors. All three items will expire Jan. 1 without congressional action — just as the 2012 presidential and congressional election year begins. Many conservatives oppose the payroll tax cut as too expensive and a poor way to spark job growth, while some oppose providing much additional help to people without jobs. The battle over renewing the payroll tax cut has taken top billing.



USDA strips down antitrust rule ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will release a new but stripped-down antitrust rule today regulating meat companies that’s far less sweeping than initial reforms that ran into strong opposition from businesses and Congress. The department will publish the final version of the rule after more than a year of heated debate that pitted the nation’s biggest meat companies against many farmers and ranchers. Congress voted last month to prohibit the USDA from passing most portions of the reform. The companies had claimed the rule could increase costs and raise the price of meat. “I think it’s unfortunate that Congress chose to intervene in the process and pre-

vent us from going further,” Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Wednesday. But Vilsack said the remaining provisions would help farmers. “I think all of these steps we’re taking are important,” he said. The final version requires

that meat companies give farmers the right to opt out of mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts. Those clauses have upset many farmers, who thought they should have the right to take poultry companies to court for alleged contract violations.


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Yanni’s Continued from Page A1. can be a challenge. Careers like the one Wayne anticipates at Yanni’s are well-suited to those with Williams Syndrome, and Wayne loves people and working with his hands, two things he gets plenty of at the restaurant. Yanni’s — the name comes from the Greek word for Johnny — opened May 20 on South Frontage Road across from The Home Depot. The business has been so successful that the Tselepises have expanded their space — opening a wall into the next unit — and their selections, which include beef, lamb and chicken gyros, Greek salads, spanakopita and baklava. “We’re growing as we go,” said John Tselepis. “We opened up with a

handful of stuff on the menu and gradually added to it.” John cooks and handles all the prep work in the kitchen, while Cynthia has charge of the counter, finances, accounting and restaurant decor. Wayne and his sister, Ashley, 10, a fifth-grader at Warren Central Intermediate, help after school. Wayne attends Warren Central Junior High School, where he is in the eighth grade. Though they have their worries about people taking advantage of him, the couple said they never hesitated to put him in public school, which he has attended every place the family has lived. “He needs to know the world,” Cynthia said, while, nearly simultaneously John said, “He needs to learn to fend for himself.” “School is awesome,” Wayne said. “I love going to classes and having

friends. I like going to art. I like to make stuff.’ At the restaurant, Wayne wipes tables, sweeps floors, stocks napkins and other supplies and fetches items his father needs as he cooks. His favorite job is placing and flipping the bread on the griddles. “If you ask him to do something, he’ll never say no,” his mother said. Cynthia, a native of Vicksburg, grew up in the Mount Alban Road area and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1980 and Mississippi College in 1984 with a degree in computer science. John was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., where his father owned two large restaurants. He has also lived in Greece, but the couple met in Georgia, where they were both working, on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Both have children from previous marriages —

John has a son and daughter in Greece, and Cynthia has two sons and two grandchildren in Vicksburg. It was the promise of grandchildren that got her to talk John into coming back after living in Georgia and Pennsylvania. Yanni’s was in the planning stages for about two years before they took the plunge. “It’s not only for us,” said Cynthia. “It’s for the community, giving them something new, something different, but also for Wayne, so there is something for him to look forward to.” And he already is imagining the day he and his sister are in charge. “She’ll be at the cash register and I’ll be in back making the gyros,” he said with a big smile. “Maybe when I get older my parents can help me in the back.”


Texting Continued from Page A1. Association. “It is clear that educational messages alone aren’t going to change their behavior,” Adkins said. “Rather, good laws with strong enforcement are what is needed. Many drivers won’t stop texting until they fear getting a ticket.” The safety administration reported this year that pilot projects in Syracuse, N.Y., and Hartford, Conn., involving stepped up ticketing coupled with high-profile public education campaigns produced reductions. Before and after each enforcement wave, NHTSA researchers observed cell phone use by drivers and conducted surveys at driver licensing offices in the two cities. They found that in Syracuse, hand-held cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, where researchers initially identified drivers talking on their cell phones at twice the frequency, there was a 57 percent drop in hand-held use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.

deaths William Lee Grimshel GREENVILLE — William Lee “Billy” Grimshel died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his residence in Greenville. He was 54. A native of Vicksburg, he had lived most of his life in Rolling Fork and was a retired veteran of the Army, serving 19 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Locie and Mary Frances Barnes Grimshel. He is survived by a son, Jeffrey Grimshel of Nanih Waiya, Miss.; one sister, Sissy McCarty of Vicksburg; one brother, Johnnie Grimshel of Redwood; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork with the Rev. George Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until the service. Pallbearers will be Johnnie Dale Grimshel II, Gus Grimshel, Billy Poe, Dalton McCarty, Richard Jones, James Norris Jr., Russell Wigley and Wesley Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Arthur Lawler, Clayton Norris and Joshua Norris. Memorials are requested to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital, c/o University of Miss. Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

Elizabeth L. Gary Powers Hill ROLLING FORK — Funeral services for Elizabeth L. “Sis” Gary Powers Hill will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the church rectory. Mrs. Hill died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Sis was born April Elizabeth 20, 1917, in Hill Yazoo City to Allen Woods “Bunk” Gary and Mattie Nolan Gary. She attended elementary school in Valley Park and Yazoo City and later graduated at Cary School. In 1937, she and Spencer B. Powers were married at the Powers family home in Cary. In the early years of their marriage, they lived in Sardis and Vicksburg. During the war years, they lived for a time in New York City while Spencer was involved with the Manhattan Project. After the war she and Spencer and their children lived on the family farm in Cary until Spencer’s death in 1972. Sis was an ardent supporter of both Cary School and Rolling Fork High School athletic programs. She was also an avid bridge player and golfer

in several Delta towns and hit a hole-in-one at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club in Heber Springs, Ark. During the 1970s, she lived for a time in Saudi Arabia with her second husband, Ross C. Hill. Later, they returned to live in Rolling Fork. She was a member of Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church and served on the altar guild for a number of years. Sis lived at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison for the last 10 years and was wellknown as a competitive Wii bowler and as a source of information on world and sports events. She will be missed by the St. Catherine’s staff and residents. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Spencer Byrd Powers Sr. and Ross C. Hill; her son, Spencer Byrd Powers Jr.; and her siblings, A.W. Gary Jr. and Mildred “Monk” Gary Dawson. She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Powers Reisinger and husband Steve of Blacksburg, Va.; a son, David Gary Powers and wife Bettie Cox of Hattiesburg; and four stepdaughters, Barbara H. Bowers, Lynn Hill, Gail H. Mehle and Ann H. Sager. Her grandchildren are Laura Watts of Houston, Texas, Stephanie Kidwell of Christiansburg, Va., Spencer Reisinger of Arlington, Va., Amanda Clay Powers of Starkville and Mitchell Powers of Blacksburg. Her great-grandchildren are Hansford D. Powers and Coretta Jane Powers of Blacksburg and Satya V. Reisinger of Arlington. Sis is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children and her longtime friends and former neighbors in Cary and Rolling Fork. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cary Cemetery, P.O. Box 333, Cary, MS 39054 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.

Lloyd E. Inmon Services for Lloyd E. Inmon will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Temple Church of God In Christ in Jackson with Superintendent Ernest Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mr. Inmon died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 61. He was a contaminant specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He served as a pastor for Bethel Church of God In Christ. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and had served as District 7 Sunday school superintendent, state president of the Young Men’s Christian Counsel, chairman of the Presbyterian Board for the 1st Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Mississippi and deacon of the Military Avenue Church of God

In Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ossie and Matilda Inmon; and a daughter, DeLisa Inmon. Survivors include his wife, Delois Inmon of Vicksburg; a son, Lloyd L. Inmon of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a daughter, Ruby Benn of Sherwood, Ark.; four brothers, Ronnie Inmon of West Memphis, Ark., Dale Inmon of Sunset, Ark., Roy Inmon of Memphis and Eddie Lee Inmon of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Watson of Memphis; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Berdia M. Mace Services for Berdia M. Mace will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Belmont M.B. Church in Utica with the Rev. Phillip Burks officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Mace died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 76. She was preceded in death by her mother, Della Flagg; her father, Jonas Flagg; a son, Stanford Mace; two sisters, Clementine Washington and Maggielean Cassell; and two brothers, Willie B. Flagg and Arthur Morrow. Survivors include her husband, Huey Mace Sr.; three sons, Walter Pittman of Edwards and Huey Mace Jr. and Robert Mace Sr., both of Vicksburg; four daughters, Lynette O’Neal of Edwards, Glenda Mace Taylor of Fort Worth, Texas, and Tena Mace and Janice Mace Carter, both of Vicksburg; six sisters, Odell Flagg-Allen of Vicksburg, Beulah Green and Janie Pollard, both of Utica, Bernice Robinson and Emma Flagg, both of Chicago, and Mildred Partan of Baton Rouge; two brothers, James Flagg Sr. of Edwards and Leonard Bracy of Philadelphia, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;





Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid-20s; partly cloudy Friday, highs in the mid-50s

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 friday-saturday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-50s, lows in the midto upper 20s

STATE FORECAST and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary Esther Rooks Services for Mary Esther Rooks will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cool Spring M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home. Mrs. Rooks died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at her home in Vicksburg. She was 67. She was a graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School and attended Alcorn State University. She was a member of Cool Spring M.B. Church.

Lula Mae Springs Services for Lula Mae “Dear” Springs will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Mosley officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Lula Mae Friday with Springs family present from 6 until 7 at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Springs died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 88. She was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and retired as a cook from the Vicksburg Public Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmore and Essie Whitaker; her husband, Ezekiel Springs; a son, Robert Marshall; and a greatgrandson, Dexter Harris. Survivors include her son, Ezekiel Springs Jr. of Vicksburg; three daughters, JoElise Cooke of Jackson, Ga., Denese Montgomery of Glendale, Ariz., and Vivian Flaggs of Vicksburg; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and friends and other


Charles H. Thompson Sr. EDWARDS — Services for Charles H. Thompson Sr. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark M.B. Church in Edwards with the Rev. Jerry Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Edwards. Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from noon until the service. Mr. Thompson died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Clinton Health Care in Clinton. He was 76. Mr. Thompson was a member of St. Mark M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Thompson and Ike Perkins Thompson; and two grandchildren, Tashalon Alyce Thompson and Tennyson Annyce Thompson. Survivors include his wife, Martha Dixon Thompson of Edwards; two sons, Charles Thompson Jr. and John Thompson Sr., both of Edwards; three sisters, Lessie Thompson, Bessie Thompson and Betty Jean Thompson, all of Edwards; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-20s and lower 30s friday-saturday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-50s, lows in the midto upper 20s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 38º Low/past 24 hours............... 27º Average temperature......... 33º Normal this date................... 50º Record low....19º before 1885 Record high............80º in 2007 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.47 inches Total/year.............. 38.44 inches Normal/month......1.45 inches Normal/year........ 47.87 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 3:20 A.M. Most active................. 9:32 P.M. Active............................. 3:45 P.M. Most active.................. 9:57 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:57 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:57 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:52

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 35.1 | Change: +1.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 22.0 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 19.4 | Change: +1.0 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 20.2 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.9 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................82.5 River....................................82.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 42.6 Saturday................................. 42.8 Sunday.................................... 43.2 Memphis Friday....................................... 27.9 Saturday................................. 28.5 Sunday.................................... 28.1 Greenville Friday....................................... 42.3 Saturday................................. 42.9 Sunday.................................... 43.2 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 35.8 Saturday................................. 36.4 Sunday.................................... 36.7


Thursday, December 8, 2011

‘My life is ruined’

The associated press

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at his home after Wednesday’s sentencing.

Blagojevich gets 14-year sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday on Blagojevich today is facing a 18 counts of corruption, includbleak countdown — 71 days ing his June convictions on before the twice-elected Illi- charges that he tried to sell or nois governor must say good- trade an appointment to Presbye to his family and begin ident Barack Obama’s U.S. serving a 14-year sentence for Senate seat for campaign cash or a top job. The impeached corruption. During those days, he will governor must report to prison scramble to get his financial Feb. 16. The Blagojeviches, who say affairs in order and spend a final birthday and Christmas at his legal troubles also devastated them finanhome with his wife, Patti, and their ‘I have nobody to cially, put their up for sale two young daughblame but myself. home after he was conters before headvicted in June, ing off to prison to ... I am just so he would serve the sentence incredibly sorry.’ and likely want to find h a n d e d d ow n Rod a buyer before he Wednesday. The next time Blagojevich heads off to prison. They initially listed Blagojevich gets Former it for $1.07 million to spend Christgovernor but reportedly mas or his birthlowered the price day with his chilrecently by several dren — 15-year-old Amy and 8-year-old Annie — thousand dollars. To make sure his wife can they will likely be young adults. Blagojevich, whose 55th birth- make those and other finanday is Saturday, won’t be eligi- cial transactions on her own, ble for early release for about 12 Blagojevich will also want to years, when he will be around make sure he signs necessary papers to give her power of 67 years old. “I’ve had a lot of clients attorney, Pissetzky said. He licked his lips nervously who’ve had to start making preparations the day after they as he stepped up to address the were sentenced,” said Gal Pis- judge — mouthing the words, setzky, a federal defense attor- “I love you,” to his wife. “My life is ruined,” he told ney based in Chicago. “But not a single one of them has been Zagel. Accentuating each word, able to prepare for saying good- he added, “I have nobody to blame but myself. ... I am just bye to their children.” Judge James Zagel sentenced so incredibly sorry.”

Census Continued from Page A1. siblings or other blacks who are less successful. “I don’t think suburban blacks are yet driven by their higher income or new locations, although this might have a greater effect in a generation or two,” he said. The typical white person last year earned income roughly 1.7 times higher than that of blacks, the widest ratio since the 1990s. Census figures released Thursday show that cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Milwaukee in particular saw increases in inequality, hurt by an exodus of middleclass minorities while lowerskilled blacks stayed in the cities. Low-income blacks also slipped further behind. The share of black households ranking among the poorest poor — those earning less than $15,000 — climbed from 20 percent to 26 percent over the past decade; other race and ethnic groups posted smaller increases. At the same time, African-Americans making $200,000 or more a year were unchanged from 2000 at about 1.1 percent, even after a deep recession. Many affluent blacks are moving to the South, seeking a return to their ancestral homeland after a decadeslong Great Migration to the North. Pursuing a better quality of life, they are opting for more

upscale metropolitan locales rather than the traditional rural communities of the old South in places such as Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, which remain home to larger shares of minority farmers, construction and other low-wage workers. Since 1990, blacks living in Southern urban locations such as Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Miami, where incomes rose in the last decade, have increased 70 percent. The newer Southern arrivals include Marc Harrigan, 42, a physician who grew up in New York and attended college in Rhode Island. Harrigan said he knew he wanted a change once he finished medical school and married, yearning for what he saw as a more progressive culture than Hampton Roads, Va., where he practiced for a few years. Settling on Atlanta, Harrigan described it as a good fit with affordable housing and decent schools despite the culture shift outside the immediate metro area. “It was important that we move where there was a critical mass of African-American professionals,” he said. “But in other parts of the state, I’m not sure they have embraced assimilation, if you will.” William H. Frey, a Brookings Institution demographer who did a broad analysis of the race and income data, said the latest numbers reflect a longer-term trend of increased racial integration between blacks and whites. He said the changes

The Vicksburg Post could pose challenges in the coming months in political redistricting as well as courting the traditional black vote. Groups in states such as Texas, Florida, California and Maryland have gone to court or are now otherwise grappling with political maps being redrawn based on the 2010 census, considering whether to preserve historically black legislative seats amid slowing population growth and black movement into traditionally white suburbs. According to census data, about 67 million Americans, or nearly 1 in 4, lived in neighborhoods with poverty rates of 20 percent or higher; that’s up from roughly 1 in 5 in 2000. The South in general had higher shares of people living in high-poverty areas, led by states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Kentucky. Despite some gains for middle-class blacks, AfricanAmericans on average last year still had rising poverty and worsening economic situations compared with whites. The mostly suburban counties where blacks had growing and higher-thanaverage income make up about 19 percent of the black population. That’s compared with 45 percent of blacks who lived in urban counties and small towns where black incomes fell relative to whites. Part of the income divide falls along age and education, with higher unemployment rates for young men and those who lack a college degree. Last year, about 19 percent of men ages 25 to 34

were “idle” — neither working nor attending school — up 5 percentage points from 2007, according to the Population Reference Bureau. About 31 percent of young black adults were disconnected from school and work, compared with 27 percent for Latinos and about 19 percent each for whites and Asians. Blacks also were more likely than other groups to live in neighborhoods with poverty rates of 40 percent or more, roughly 1 in 9. Other findings: • Counties with the greatest income gaps between nonHispanic whites and Latinos included New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and the Washington, D.C., suburbs, as well as smaller, more rural counties in the South and West where the numbers of Mexican immigrants have been growing. • Thirteen percent of Latinos and 18 percent of blacks held at least a bachelor’s degree last year, compared with 31 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 50 percent of Asians. • Less than half a million people speak a North American tribal language at home, compared with 60 million who speak a different language other than English and 227 million who speak English only. About 65 percent of those tribal speakers lived in three states — Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico. The most commonly spoken tribal language was Navajo, followed by Yupik and Dakota.


SPORTS th ursday, de ce mbe r 8, 2011 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

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

prep football

Interviews for Vicksburg football job will start soon By Ernest Bowker

Tide falls No. 16 Alabama drops its second straight game at Dayton. College hoops roundup/B3

Phase one of the search for Vicksburg High’s next head football coach is complete. Now, it’s on to the next round. The deadline to submit applications for the job passed at noon Wednesday, with about 40 coaches submitting resumés. VHS principal Derrick Reed, who is

leading the search, said he and Vicksburg Warren athletic director Lum Wright Jr. will spend the next day or two reviewing the candidates and narrowing the field for interviews. Reed declined to list any candidates by name. “We’ve got approximately 40-plus resumés and applications. It’s a good number,” Reed said. “It’s been from all over the state. A few from

out of state. Texas, Georgia, Louisiana.” Reed wasn’t sure when interviews will take place, but it’ll have to be a quick turnaround to get someone approved this month. The school board will meet Dec. 15, and then the next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 26. Alonzo Stevens, who is retiring after 11 seasons as the Gators’ coach, received

a letter from Reed last week asking him to vacate his office in the football fieldhouse by Dec. 20. “We’ve talked about when we want to do it, but we can’t finalize anything at this time,” Reed said. “If it’s not by this board meeting, then the next one. We want to have our next coach in place as soon as possible to See Search, Page B3.


PREP BASKETBALL PCA hosts Veritas Today, 6 p.m.

Vicksburg hosts WC Saturday, 1 p.m.


Warren Cent. hosts Pearl Friday, 5:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Madison-St. Joe Friday, 5:30 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. NFL Network The Cleveland Browns will travel to the land of the Terrible Towel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Preview/B3

Who’s hot ALLIE KATE GOSSETT Tallulah Academy basketball player scored 24 points in a 42-29 win over River Oaks on Tuesday.


Angels sign Pujols to 10-year contract

DALLAS (AP) — Threetime NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced. Pujols led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title this fall — his second with the team. He had been pursued by the Miami Marlins, but they dropped out Wednesday after agreeing to a deal with Mark Buehrle. The Cardinals exercised a $16 million option on Pujols’ contract after last season. The slugger rejected a multiyear extension that included a small percentage of the franchise over the winter and cut off negotiations on the first day of spring training. Pujols’ numbers in nearly every major offensive category are on a threeyear decline, but he remains among the game’s elite players. He hit 37 home runs last season, running his 30-homer streak to 11 years.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 5-2-7 La. Pick 4: 3-1-0-2 Easy 5: 4-5-9-18-30 La. Lotto: 16-21-31-32-37-40 Powerball: 3-14-20-39-40 Powerball: 37; Power play: 2 Weekly results: B2

file•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High’s Clyde Kendrick (6) and A.J. Stamps (2) tackle Tylertown’s Willdarrius Smith (14) last season. Stamps

will play Saturday in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in Montgomery.

Bell, Stamps headed to All-Star game By Ernest Bowker For three months, A.J. Stamps torched opposing defenses. Whether it was turning a 5-yard slant pattern into a 50-yard touchdown, or outjumping a cornerback for a deep ball, nearly every game provided more fodder for the highlight reel. But, apparently, the film never found its way to college recruiters. The Vicksburg High senior ranked third in Mississippi in receiving yards this season, but has only been recruited by a handful of smaller schools. It’s something he’s hoping to change with one more impressive performance.

On TV Saturday, 12:30 p.m., WLBT Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game At Montgomery, Ala. Stamps — and Warren Central punter Devon Bell — will represent Mississippi in Saturday’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game in Montgomery. Besides being a great way to cap his stellar high school career, Stamps said it’s an opportunity to finally gain the attention of the major college coaches who will be in attendance. “It’s really a big opportunity. You’re going to have the best players from Alabama

Devon Bell

A.J. Stamps

and Mississippi, so you know the scouts are going to be there,” Stamps said. Most of the schools recruiting Stamps so far have been junior colleges and smaller Division I programs. The biggest ones on his list are Southern Miss and Louisiana-Lafayette, he said. It’s a stunning lack of interest for a player who led the state in receiving yards for much of the season. Stamps

finished with 77 receptions for 1,289 yards and 19 touchdowns. Stamps’ totals were all single-season Warren County records, and he also set career marks for receptions, yards and touchdowns. Yet, it’s his versatility that could make him a star at the next level. Stamps is also a three-year starter at safety and led the Gators with 104 tackles this season, 94 of them solo, and intercepted three passes. Stamps said he doesn’t care what he plays in college, as long as he plays. “I think I’m a better receiver, but I’ve heard other people say I’m better See All-Stars, Page B3.

college basketball

Golden Eagles outshoot Jaguars From staff, AP reports Neil Watson scored 19 points and Maurice Bolden tallied a double-double to lead Southern Miss over South Alabama 67-54 in Mobile on Wednesday night. Bolden scored 18 points and pulled down 10 boards for the Golden Eagles (6-2), who have won five of their last six. LaShay Page added 10 points for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles finished the contest with a 14-for-25 performance from beyond the arc. Watson went 5-for-6 from downtown, Page went 4-for-9 and Bolden went 3-for6. “We’ve got real good shooters,” said USM coach Larry Eustachy. “Torye Pelham can hit a three. Maurice Bolden, obviously, can hit a three. We’ve got five guys, some starting and some right off the bench that can make three-point shots. It’s just tough to guard that many shooters on the court at once. I don’t think it was as much about what South Alabama was doing; I just think we got into a rhythm.” The Golden Eagles opened the game on a 13-4 run, but the Jaguars pulled within 13-10 on Freddie Goldstein’s jumper with just less than 10 minutes left until halftime. But Watson and Bolden knocked down two 3-pointers apiece to spark a 26-8 run into the locker room. I think there’s just one stat anybody has got to look at,” South Alabama coach Ronnie Arrow said in regards to USM’s long-range shooting. “We just didn’t guard the 3-point line. Until we go and execute our game plan we can’t get done the things that we want to do.” Southern Miss led the rest of the way despite being outscored 36-28 by South Alabama in the second half. The Golden Eagles were outrebounded 36-35 by the Jaguars in the contest, but scored 24 points off 16 South Alabama turnovers. Former Vicksburg High standout Mychal Ammons went 0-for-7 from the field, but grabbed a season-high nine rebounds. Antione Lundy led the Jaguars (4-3) with 16 points.

Golden Eagles to start post-Fedora era in paradise The departure of Larry Fedora from Southern Miss was not unexpected. When Southern Miss athletic director Richard Giannini fired long-time coach and loyal soldier Jeff Bower in 2007 to hire Fedora, the word was that program, despite its success, had grown stale. A new hand was needed to mend the tiller and steer Southern Miss to new horizons. They turned away from a coach, Bower, who passed on opportunities to go elsewhere and who was loyal to USM to the core. His replacement, Fedora, saw the job as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Is that wrong? If you were given a chance to work at the highest level of your profession — in his case, a job at a team in a BCS conference — and get a monster raise at



the same time, wouldn’t you take that opportunity? Of course you would. Fedora had to leave. The old adage “strike while the iron is hot” is never more true than when it comes to coaching. Fedora’s stock would never get higher than after leading the Golden Eagles to an 11-2 record and a Conference-USA championship. He’d been with USM for four years and made the Golden Eagles better, filling the stands at M.M. Roberts

Stadium and recruiting at a high level. Of course, he couldn’t beat UAB, but that’s a different matter. Now Giannini has to make another hire. But it’s not like the job is a bad one. USM is one of the best mid-major football jobs out there. When your program has 18 straight winning seasons and goes to a bowl game 13 of the last 14 years, that’s a great program with an excellent tradition. As for Fedora’s former team, the Golden Eagles earned the right as C-USA champions for more than a snub by the Liberty Bowl, where C-USA’s champion traditionally plays. The Liberty Bowl passed on one of the most dynamic teams (13th out of 120 teams in total offense) in Division I-A for Cincinnati and Vanderbilt. Seriously? Drag racing with a Toyota Prius would be

more fun. The options were not good. Birmingham for the BBVA Compass Bowl? Been there, done that. With all of the aforementioned struggles against UAB, Legion Field is not exactly a primo destination, especially in winter. A lot of empty seats are available in that aging relic, which looks like the only renovation that would work for it is a wrecking ball and some TNT. New Orleans Bowl, forget about it. Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt. Four times over. With the lower bowl half-filled in the cavernous Superdome, it’s a tomb. The Ticket City Bowl in Dallas would’ve been intriguing. Penn State, a Big Ten team, would present a formidable challenge. But the Golden Eagles’ great season would’ve been overshadowed

by the continuing sexual abuse scandal that kept a 9-3 Penn State out of a better bowl in the run-up to the game. Hawaii is literally an ocean and several time zones away from Hattiesburg. It isn’t cheap to visit by any means. The Christmas Eve date isn’t the best. But it’s Hawaii, folks. If that’s the best scenario out of several unsavory selections, that’s not bad at all. The best team in Mississippi and in Conference USA deserves an appropriate reward. And a trip to Hawaii is definitely that. •

Steve Wilson is sports editor of The Vicksburg Post. You can follow him on Twitter at vpsportseditor. He can be reached at 601-636-4545, ext. 142 or at


Thursday, December 8, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 2 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Dubai World Championship COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Harvard at UConn 8 p.m. ESPN2 - West Virginia at Kansas State NFL 7 p.m. NFL Network - Cleveland at Pittsburgh


from staff & AP reports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Sandusky posts bail in latest sex abuse charges BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has posted $250,000 bail after spending a night in jail following new child sex abuse charges filed against him. Court records Thursday morning show Sandusky posted bail using $200,000 in real estate holdings and a $50,000 certified check provided by wife Dorothy. It was not immediately clear whether he had been released. Under the terms of his release, Sandusky will be confined to his home, subject to electronic monitoring and forbidden from having any contact with any witnesses or victims in the attorney general investigation. Sandusky was jailed Wednesday on 12 new charges of child sex abuse after a grand jury report released details of testimony from two new alleged victims. Sandusky was charged last month with sexually abusing eight other boys over a 15-year span. He maintains his innocence.

B.C. linebacker wins Lombardi Trophy HOUSTON — Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s top collegiate lineman, beating out Alabama linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont’a Hightower and Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin for the award.

Oregon State freshman defensive tackle dies CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State said freshman defensive tackle Fred Thompson has died. School officials said the 19-yearold was playing basketball on campus when he collapsed. Thompson was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

NBA Players agree to new drug testing in CBA NEW YORK — NBA players have agreed to additional drug testing, adding offseason screening for performance-enhancing drugs only. Union executive director Billy Hunter sent a memo Wednesday, obtained by The Associated Press, to players detailing these and other changes of a new labor deal and recommended they ratify the agreement. Less clear is a provision for human growth hormone testing. According to the memo, an NBANBPA joint committee would study the “possibility of an HGH testing program.” NBA spokesman Mike Bass, however, insisted both sides agreed to HGH blood testing, subject to the process being validated by a “neutral committee of experts.”


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 8 1948 — Southern Methodist junior Doak Walker wins the Heisman Trophy. Walker over three years scores 303 points, including 40 touchdowns and 60 points after touchdowns. 1977 — Texas running back Earl Campbell wins the Heisman Trophy. 2000 — Shaquille O’Neal sets an NBA record by going 0-for-11 from the free-throw line as the SuperSonics beat the Lakers 103-95. He broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record, who went 0-for-10 for Philadelphia against Detroit on Nov. 4, 1960. O’Neal had 26 points and 16 rebounds. 2007 — Florida quarterback Tim Tebow becomes the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. He beats out Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, the first player since 1949 to finish second in consecutive seasons.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

W New England...... 9 N.Y. Jets............. 7 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 4 W Houston.............. 9 Tennessee.......... 7 Jacksonville........ 3 Indianapolis........ 0 W Baltimore............ 9 Pittsburgh........... 9 Cincinnati............ 7 Cleveland............ 4 W Denver................ 7 Oakland.............. 7 Kansas City........ 5 San Diego.......... 5

L 3 5 7 8

T 0 0 0 0

South L 3 5 9 12

T 0 0 0 0

North L 3 3 5 8

T 0 0 0 0

West L 5 5 7 7

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .583 .417 .333

PF 362 290 278 246

PA 247 260 304 220

Pct .750 .583 .250 .000

PF 310 249 152 174

PA 189 229 238 358

Pct .750 .750 .583 .333

PF 296 268 266 175

PA 192 195 250 240

Pct .583 .583 .417 .417

PF 256 274 163 287

PA 292 308 268 289


W Dallas.................. 7 N.Y. Giants......... 6 Philadelphia........ 4 Washington......... 4 W New Orleans...... 9 Atlanta................ 7 Carolina.............. 4 Tampa Bay......... 4

W x-Green Bay....... 12 Chicago.............. 7 Detroit................. 7 Minnesota........... 2 W x-San Francisco.10 Seattle................ 5 Arizona............... 5 St. Louis............. 2 x-clinched division

L 5 6 8 8

T 0 0 0 0

South L 3 5 8 8

T 0 0 0 0

North L 0 5 5 10

T 0 0 0 0

West L 2 7 7 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .583 .500 .333 .333

PF 283 287 271 202

PA 244 315 282 256

Pct .750 .583 .333 .333

PF 393 269 290 218

PA 269 244 324 329

Pct 1.000 .583 .583 .167

PF 420 291 333 246

PA 262 242 277 330

Pct .833 .417 .417 .167

PF 288 216 232 140

PA 161 246 269 296

Att Com Yds Brady, NWE................... 459 306 3916 Schaub, HOU................. 292 178 2479 Roethlisberger, PIT........ 408 260 3246 Mat. Moore, MIA............ 244 151 1769 Fitzpatrick, BUF.............. 415 265 2837 Rivers, SND................... 447 278 3505 Hasselbeck, TEN........... 396 241 2657 Dalton, CIN..................... 387 229 2644 Sanchez, NYJ................ 405 229 2678 Flacco, BAL.................... 434 240 2895


Att Yds Avg Jones-Drew, JAC........... 250 1137 4.55 F. Jackson, BUF............ 170 934 5.49 R. Rice, BAL.................. 208 926 4.45 A. Foster, HOU.............. 224 916 4.09 McGahee, DEN.............. 182 886 4.87 Chr. Johnson, TEN........ 206 852 4.14 Ry. Mathews, SND........ 165 829 5.02 Benson, CIN................... 201 792 3.94 Be. Tate, HOU............... 138 753 5.46 S. Greene, NYJ.............. 183 739 4.04


Yds Avg 1253 13.5 928 14.3 910 14.4 868 14.7 674 11.4 977 16.8 547 9.8 805 14.6 523 9.7 668 12.6

Kicking PAT 30-30 42-42 34-35 28-28 27-27 27-28 27-27 30-30 34-34 18-18 ———

TD 30 15 19 9 20 19 15 17 19 13

LG TD 41 5 80t 6 67 9 43 8 60t 4 48t 4 39 4 39t 5 27t 3 25t 5 LG TD 99t 8 52t 13 46 3 52t 4 52 6 95t 8 52 2 87t 6 30 5 57 4

LG 80 70 66 71 66 64 62 58 68 69

FG 26-34 20-24 22-26 22-24 22-27 21-23 20-23 18-24 16-21 20-24

Int 10 6 10 5 14 17 10 12 11 8

Avg 50.8 49.1 48.9 48.7 47.9 47.3 46.2 46.2 45.0 44.4 LG 51 50 54 63 53 48 52 49 51 51

Pts 108 102 100 94 93 90 87 84 82 78

NFC Leaders Week 13


Att Com Yds A. Rodgers, GBY........... 408 288 3844 Brees, NOR.................... 496 349 4031 Romo, DAL..................... 422 273 3325 E. Manning, NYG........... 442 276 3705 Ale. Smith, SNF............. 321 203 2390 Stafford, DET................. 487 307 3527 Cutler, CHI..................... 314 182 2319 M. Ryan, ATL................. 441 266 3154 C. Newton, CAR............ 413 251 3297 Kolb, ARI........................ 252 145 1953


Att Yds Avg L. McCoy, PHL............... 215 1134 5.27 Forte, CHI....................... 203 997 4.91 M. Turner, ATL............... 233 992 4.26 Gore, SNF...................... 224 982 4.38 B. Wells, ARI.................. 201 916 4.56 Murray, DAL................... 159 872 5.48 A. Peterson, MIN........... 186 872 4.69 M. Lynch, SEA............... 202 854 4.23 S. Jackson, STL............. 182 832 4.57 Blount, TAM................... 149 663 4.45


No J. Graham, NOR............. 75 Ca. Johnson, DET.......... 69 R. White, ATL................. 68

PAT 26-26 28-28 44-44 51-51 31-31 37-37 18-18 29-29 29-30 31-31

FG LG 32-37 55 29-32 51 23-28 53 19-21 58 24-27 53 20-24 51 24-26 55 20-21 50 19-24 45 18-21 47

Yds Avg 1046 13.9 1092 15.8 881 13.0

TD 37 30 22 23 15 27 13 19 13 9

Int 5 11 9 11 5 14 7 12 14 8

LG TD 60 12 46 3 61 8 55 5 71 9 91t 2 54 11 47 8 47t 4 54t 4 LG TD 59 8 73t 12 43 5

Football on TV College Friday 7 p.m. ESPN - Northern Iowa at Montana Saturday 1:30 p.m. CBS - Army vs Navy 11 a.m. ESPN - Montana State at Sam Houston State Noon ESPNU - SWAC championship game, Grambling State vs. Alabama A&M

Avg 50.4 47.7 47.5 46.2 45.6 45.3 45.2 45.0 44.9 44.5

NFL Today 7 p.m. NFL Network - Cleveland at Pittsburgh Sunday Noon Fox - New Orleans at Tennessee Noon CBS - New England at Washington 3:15 p.m. CBS - Oakland at Green Bay 7:30 p.m. NBC - New York Giants at Dallas Monday 7:30 p.m. ESPN - St. Louis at Seattle

Pts 122 115 113 108 103 97 90 89 86 85

college football FCS playoffs

Quarterfinals Friday Northern Iowa at Montana, 7 p.m. Saturday Montana St. at Sam Houston St., 11 a.m. Maine at Georgia Southern, 1 p.m. Lehigh at North Dakota St., 3 p.m. Semifinals Dec. 16 or Dec. 17 Northern Iowa-Montana winner vs. Montana StateSam Houston State winner Maine-Georgia Southern winner vs. Lehigh-North Dakota State winner Championship Jan. 7 At Frisco, Texas Semifinal winners, Noon ———

NCAA Division II playoffs

Championship Dec. 17 At Rome, Ga. St. Xavier (Ill.) vs. Carroll (Mont.), 3:30 p.m.

Week 13

Cundiff, BAL Gostkowski, NWE Rackers, HOU Janikowski, OAK Novak, SND Nugent, CIN Bironas, TEN Suisham, PIT Folk, NYJ D. Carpenter, MIA


LG 68 77 64 61 63 60 68 67 65 63

NAIA playoffs


Yds 3203 2750 2692 1949 3547 3168 2586 1940 3103 2573

Akers, SNF D. Bailey, DAL Kasay, NOR Crosby, GBY Gould, CHI Ja. Hanson, DET Barth, TAM M. Bryant, ATL Mare, CAR Henery, PHL

Yds 2921 3533 1756 2819 2737 2674 1945 1847 2422 2402

4 7 9 7 5 5 3

Semifinals Saturday Wesley at Mount Union, 11 a.m. St. Thomas (Minn.) at Wis.-Whitewater, 2:30 p.m. Championship Dec. 16 At Salem, Va. Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. ———

AFC Leaders

No Lechler, OAK.................63 Fields, MIA....................56 Moorman, BUF..............55 Scifres, SND..................40 B. Colquitt, DEN............74 McAfee, IND..................67 Koch, BAL.....................56 Mesko, NWE.................42 D. Colquitt, KAN............69 Hartmann, HOU............58


No A. Lee, SNF..................58 J. Ryan, SEA................74 Morstead, NOR.............37 Weatherford, NYG.........61 Zastudil, ARI..................60 Kluwe, MIN....................59 McBriar, DAL.................43 Masthay, GBY...............41 Koenen, TAM................54 Rocca, WAS..................54

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522 7.8 730 11.1 929 14.3 1076 17.4 1092 17.9 760 12.5 796 13.5

Semifinals Saturday Wayne St. at Winston-Salem, 1 p.m. Delta St. at Pittsburg St., 6:05 p.m. Championship Dec. 17 At Florence, Ala. Semifinal winners, 10 a.m. ———

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

No Welker, NWE................... 93 R. Gronkowski, NWE...... 65 B. Marshall, MIA............. 63 Bowe, KAN...................... 59 St. Johnson, BUF............ 59 M. Wallace, PIT.............. 58 R. Rice, BAL................... 56 Garcon, IND.................... 55 Hernandez, NWE............ 54 N. Washington, TEN....... 53

Sproles, NOR.................. 67 T. Gonzalez, ATL............ 66 G. Jennings, GBY........... 65 Cruz, NYG....................... 62 St. Smith, CAR................ 61 Witten, DAL..................... 61 F. Davis, WAS................ 59

college basketball Top 25 schedule

Wednesday’s Games No. 5 Louisville 90, IUPUI 60 No. 7 Duke 87, Colorado St. 64 No. 8 Xavier 73, Butler 61 No. 12 Florida 78, Arizona 72 No. 14 Wisconsin 70, Green Bay 42 Dayton 74, No. 16 Alabama 62 No. 22 Texas A&M 64, Sam Houston St. 37 No. 24 Illinois 48, St. Bonaventure 43 Today’s Game No. 9 Connecticut vs. No. 25 Harvard, 6 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 12 Florida vs. Rider, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky at Indiana, 4:15 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Kansas, 2:15 p.m. No. 3 Syracuse vs. George Washington, 6 p.m. No. 4 North Carolina vs. Long Beach State, 6 p.m. No. 5 Louisville vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, 3 p.m. No. 7 Duke vs. Washington, 11 a.m. No. 8 Xavier vs. Cincinnati, 11:30 a.m. No. 10 Missouri vs. Navy, 4 p.m. No. 11 Marquette vs. Green Bay, 8 p.m. No. 14 Wisconsin vs. UNLV, 1 p.m. No. 15 Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State, 1:30 p.m. No. 17 Mississippi State vs. Troy, 3 p.m. No. 18 Georgetown vs. Howard, 11 a.m. No. 19 Creighton at Saint Joseph’s, 11 a.m. No. 20 Michigan vs. Oakland, 3 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. No. 23 Gonzaga vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m. No. 25 Harvard at Boston University, 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 16 Alabama vs. Detroit, 5 p.m. No. 21 Memphis vs. Murray State, 5 p.m. No. 24 Illlinois vs. Coppin State, 7 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Wednesday’s Games Southern Miss 67, South Alabama 54 Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games William Carey at Union University, at Henderson, Tenn., 4 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi Valley St. at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. Troy at Mississippi St., 3 p.m. William Carey at Freed Hardeman, 4 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alcorn St. at South Alabama, 3:05 p.m. Jackson St. at California, 4 p.m. ———

SEC schedule

Wednesday’s Games Florida 78, Arizona 72, OT Dayton 74, Alabama 62 Vanderbilt 87, Davidson 83 Georgia Tech 68, Georgia 56 Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Game Rider at Florida, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Austin Peay at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Arkansas at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Troy, 3 p.m. Kentucky at Indiana, 5:15 p.m. Boise St. at LSU, 7 p.m.

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2011-12 Bowl schedule Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Wyoming (8-4) vs. Temple (8-4).................... 1:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 17 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah St. (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4)....................... 4:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl La.-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego St. (8-4)................. 8 p.m. ESPN Dec. 20 Beef ’O’Brady’s Bowl

Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4)...............................7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl

TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4)........................7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl

Boise St. (11-1) vs. Arizona St. (6-6)..................... 7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl

Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Miss (11-2).................... 7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 26 Independence Bowl

North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5).................... 3 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)........... 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Dec. 27 Belk Bowl North Carolina St. (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5)................. 7 p.m. ESPN Dec. 28 Military Bowl Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl

Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4)..................... 3:30 p.m. ESPN Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5).......................... 7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

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Armed Forces Bowl Pinstripe Bowl Music City Bowl Insight Bowl

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

31 31 31 31 31

Meinke Car Care Bowl Sun Bowl Liberty Bowl Fight Hunger Bowl Chick-fil-A Bowl

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

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Florida St. (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4)................ 4:30 p.m. ESPN Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5)........................ 8 p.m. ESPN Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3)............................. 11 Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa St. (6-6)..................... 2:30 Mississippi St. (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6)........... 5:40 Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5)........................... 9

a.m. ESPN p.m. ESPN p.m. ESPN p.m. ESPN

Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6)................. 11 a.m. ESPN Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5).......................... 1 p.m. CBS Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3).................. 2:30 p.m. ESPN UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6)........................ 2:30 p.m. ESPN Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5)...................... 6:30 p.m. ESPN

TicketCity Bowl Capital One Bowl Outback Bowl Gator Bowl Rose Bowl Fiesta Bowl

Penn St. (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1)................... 11 a.m. ESPNU Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2)....................Noon ESPN Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan St. (10-3)........................ Noon ABC Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio St. (6-6)...........................Noon ESPN2 Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2)....................... 4 p.m. ESPN Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma St. (11-1).............. 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl

Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)................... 7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 4 Orange Bowl

West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3).................... 7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl

Kansas St. (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2)....................7 p.m. Fox

Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 8 Bowl

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5)......................... 11 a.m. ESPN Arkansas St. (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3).............. 8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 BCS National Championship

LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1)..................... 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Sunday’s Game Detroit Mercy at Alabama, 5 p.m. ———

C-USA schedule

Wednesday’s Games UAB 66, Middle Tennessee 56 Wichita St. 77, Tulsa 67 Southern Miss 67, South Alabama 54 Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Bethune-Cookman at UCF, 4 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. MacMurray at Tulane, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Iona at Marshall, 1:30 p.m. New Mexico St. at UTEP, 4 p.m. Murray St. at Memphis, 5 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Tulane, 7 p.m. ———

SWAC schedule

Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games schedule Friday’s Games MacMurray at Southern, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Miss. Valley St. at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. Alabama St. at Stephen F. Austin, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Southern, 4:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Air Force, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Jackson St. at California, 2 p.m. Alcorn St. at South Alabama, 3:05 p.m.

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

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Wednesday’s Games 3 Notre Dame 95, Marquette 42 18 North Carolina 95, Lipscomb 53 19 Georgetown 82, Pittsburgh 54 20 DePaul 69, St. John’s 52 22 Texas Tech 88, UTA 48 23 Vanderbilt 99, UT-Martin 84 Today’s Games 1 Baylor vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m. 5 Maryland vs. Delaware St., 6 p.m. 6 Duke at No. 10 Kentucky, 5 p.m. 11 Rutgers vs. Fordham, 6:30 p.m. 21 Green Bay at Toledo, 6 p.m. 24 Oklahoma at Fresno St., 9 p.m. Friday’s Games 2 Connecticut at Seton Hall, 6 p.m. 20 DePaul vs. SIU Edwardsville, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games 3 Notre Dame at No. 12 Purdue, 11 a.m.

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9 Miami vs. Ole Miss, 7 p.m. 13 Ohio St. vs. Canisius, 11 a.m. 15 Louisville vs. Gardner-Webb, 11 a.m. 25 Texas vs. Michigan St., 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games 1 Baylor vs. St. John’s, 10 a.m. 5 Maryland at George Mason, 1 p.m. 6 Duke vs. South Carolina Upstate, 1 p.m. 7 Tennessee vs. No. 20 DePaul, 12:30 p.m. 8 Texas A&M at TCU, 2 p.m. 10 Kentucky vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, noon 12 Purdue at Central Michigan, 1 p.m. 17 Penn St. vs. Md.-Eastern Shore, 1 p.m. 18 North Carolina vs. ETSU, 1 p.m. 19 Georgetown vs. Geo. Washington, 1 p.m. 22 Delaware at Wake Forest, 1 p.m. 24 Oklahoma vs. Milwaukee, 2 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-6-4 La. Pick 4: 9-8-1-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-2-6 La. Pick 4: 9-4-3-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-3 La. Pick 4: 4-2-6-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-7 La. Pick 4: 3-1-0-2 Easy 5: 4-5-9-18-30 La. Lotto: 16-21-31-32-37-40 Powerball: 3-14-20-39-40 Powerball: 37; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-8 La. Pick 4: 0-6-0-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-1-2 La. Pick 4: 4-1-6-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-8 La. Pick 4: 8-4-0-5 Easy 5: 10-14-20-21-22 La. Lotto: 7-8-9-26-33-37 Powerball: 5-18-33-43-45 Powerball: 8; Power play: 3

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Steelers host archrival Browns PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hines Ward doesn’t see dominating the Cleveland Browns as simply a part of his job, but a civic duty. “Our fans tend to work better on Monday any time we get a chance to beat up on (them),” the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver said with a laugh. Or Friday, in this case. The ever-diplomatic Ward is kidding, of course. True, the streaking Steelers (9-3) have turned the series with their longtime rivals into a decidedly one-sided affair heading into tonight’s game at Heinz Field. Yet ask Ward which of the two dozen games he’s played against the Browns (4-8) stands out, and the 14-year veteran quickly points to Cleveland’s only win in the last 15 meetings, a 13-6 victory two years ago that effectively ended Pittsburgh’s bid for a playoff berth and consecutive Super Bowl titles. “They have beat us in some cases where we felt like we could just beat them just because we’ve had success over the years,” Ward said. The Steelers have won seven of their last eight following a 2-2 start and need to keep the pressure on Baltimore in the race for the AFC North title. Pittsburgh put together perhaps its best performance of the season in a 35-7 beatdown of Cincinnati last week. The defense shut down the upstart

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman carries the ball as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones looks to make a tackle last week.

On TV 7 p.m. NFL Network Cleveland at Pittsburgh Bengals behind James Harrison’s three sacks while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a pair of scores. It’s proof, the Steelers insist, that they haven’t played their best football yet. Maybe, but their best football might not be required against the Browns, who have looked overwhelmed

and overmatched against quality opponents. Pulling off an upset on national television would do more than give first-year head coach Pat Shurmur the signature victory he so desperately craves, but also provide quarterback Colt McCoy with a much-needed boost. McCoy is 0-7 against AFC North opponents in his brief career. While the team’s issues go far beyond McCoy’s inexperience, he hasn’t exactly taken a step forward in his second season.

Cleveland is 30th in the league in total offense and McCoy is 30th in the league in yards per attempt as the Browns have struggled to create big plays of any variety. Holding onto the ball has been an issue. According to Shurmur, Cleveland leads the NFL in dropped passes, not exactly the way to instill confidence in a quarterback going through some very public — and very painful — growing pains.

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Louisville blasts IUPUI, Tide falls By The Associated Press

Erving Walker made free throws down the stretch for the 12th-ranked Gators (6-2), who extended their home-winning streak to 11.

Chris Smith matched his personal best with 19 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 5 Louisville beat IUPUI 90-60 Wednesday night for the Cardinals’ 16th straight victory at home. Gorgui Dieng hit all eight of his shots to set a career high with 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds as the Cardinals started 8-0 for the second straight season. Louisville’s schedule hasn’t been too difficult with only one road game so far before the Cardinals travel to face No. 1 Kentucky in a Dec. 31 showdown. In the meantime, they’re continuing to get healthier with the return of forward Rakeem Buckles. He hadn’t played since tearing a ligament in his right knee in February and had a three-point play during a key 15-0 second half run that sealed the victory.

Wisconsin 70, Wisc.-Green Bay 42 Jordan Taylor had 15 points and 10 assists to lead the No. 14 Badgers.

Dayton 74, Alabama 62 Chris Johnson scored 20 points and Dayton closed with a 17-9 run to knock off No. 16 Alabama and ruin Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant’s homecoming. Grant starred for the Flyers from 1983-87. Alabama fell behind 38-27 at halftime with star forward JaMychal Green on the bench most of the first half with two fouls. Green scored the Tide’s first six points and finished with 12 on 6 of 9 shooting. Dayton (6-3) led 56-40 with 11:52 to play when Alabama increased its defensive pressure to cut its deficit to 57-53 with 7:43 left.

Duke 87, Colorado State 64 Freshman Austin Rivers scored 17 points for No. 7 Duke and Andre Dawkins added 15 first-half points for the Blue Devils.

Xavier 73, Butler 61 Tu Holloway scored 14 of his 16 points from the free-throw line and Mark Lyons also had

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Alabama’s Trevor Releford drives past Dayton’s Kevin Dillard Wednesday. Dayton defeated Alabama 74-62. 16 points. The eighth-ranked Musketeers (7-0) kept their perfect record intact by scoring 10 straight points in the second half after leading by 18 in the


Florida 78, Arizona 72 Patric Young scored a career-high 25 points and

Illinois 48, St. Bonaventure 43 Brandon Paul scored 12 points in the final four minutes Wednesday to keep No. 24 Illinois undefeated with a sloppy comeback win over St. Bonaventure.

Search was associated with the VHS program since 1976 as either an assistant or head coach. On the field, a horde of talented skill players, including quarterback Cameron Cooksey, leading receiver A.J. Stamps and leading rusher

Darius Youngblood, are all graduating. Reed said he’s looking for a coach who can not only teach on the football field, but in the classroom as well. “With me, I look for a good teacher. I hire teach-

ers before I hire coaches. But they go hand-in-hand. The best coaches are good teachers, too,” Reed said. “There’s not a particular teaching field we’re looking for. We’re just looking for the right fit.”

summer. That’s taken a lot of pressure off him at the allstar game, he said. “I’m just enjoying myself. Trying to recruit a little bit, actually,” Bell said with a laugh. Bell was a potent weapon for Warren Central. In addition to putting 24 of 28 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks, the senior aver-

aged 41.8 yards per punt. Fourteen of his 46 punts were downed inside the 20. Bell also kicked four field goals and 18 extra points. He’s the only kicker or punter on the Mississippi roster for the all-star game, giving him the unofficial status of the best in the state. “It’s a real big honor,” Bell said. “I was real excited

when I found out, and felt real privileged.” WC coach Josh Morgan said Bell was a gamechanger, and a one-man show in the kicking game. “When you get away from Warren Central and go other places, that’s all people talk about is No. 17 putting kickoffs through the uprights,” Morgan said.

All-Stars Continued from Page B1. at defensive back,” Stamps said. “I’ve got a couple of schools talking to me for DB. Either way, as long as I’m on the field.” Unlike Stamps, Bell’s college future has already been determined. He received an early scholarship offer from Mississippi State and committed to the school over the

Turf toe could sideline former Heisman winner By Brett Martel The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — Mark Ingram pulled a protective walking boot out of his locker and set it on the floor, then acknowledged that he might have to sit out with a sprained toe on his left foot when the Saints play at Tennessee this weekend. If that turns out to be the case, the consolation for New Orleans is that last season’s leading rusher, Chris Ivory, is eagerly awaiting another chance to play. Ingram missed practice on Wednesday. He said he still hoped to play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but also noted he has never had a so-called “turf toe” injury and could not be certain how quickly he would recover. “At the end of the day, it’s like, whatever’s best for the team,” Ingram said. “If I feel like I can play and bring my best to the table, I’m going to go. But if I can’t bring my best to the table, if that’s what’s best for the team, then I’ll sit it down.” Ingram, a 2011 first-round draft choice and former Heisman trophy winner at Alabama, has 122 carries for 474 yards and five touchdowns. He rushed for 54 yards on 16 carries, including a 14-yard touchdown, in a 31-17 victory over Detroit last Sunday night, but hurt his toe during the game. Ivory, who led the Saints in rushing in 2010 with 716 yards

and five touchdowns on 137 carries (an average of 5.2 yards per carry), has played in only two games this season. Early in the season, it was because of his health. Lately, it’s had more to do with the Saints’ depth at running back. Ivory began training camp on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he could not participate in practices, while rehabilitating his left foot, which he broke in the final regular season game of 2010. His comeback from that injury was further complicated by sports hernia surgery in August. The Saints decided to leave Ivory on the PUP list when the regular season opened, meaning he would be prevented by NFL rules from playing until Week 7 at the earliest. Ivory did not come back until Week 8, rushing for only 18 yards in the Saints’ 31-21 upset loss at St. Louis. In his second game back, he rushed for 67 yards in a victory over Tampa Bay, but then went back on the injury report with a hamstring pull the following week and did not play in New Orleans’ victory at Atlanta. Ivory has been a healthy scratch in the two games since the Saints’ bye week. With all four of the Saints’ top running backs healthy, coach Sean Payton decided to go with a rotation of Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas, leaving Ivory to watch, out of uniform.


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Continued from Page B1. give them the opportunity to succeed.” Whoever succeeds Stevens will have some big shoes — and some even bigger holes in the roster — to fill. Stevens finished with a career record of 63-65, and

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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram scores a touchdown last week against the Detroit Lions. Ingram could miss Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” — When bureaucratic red tape prevents him from naming his children as life insurance beneficiaries, a firefighter, Kevin James, asks his buddy, Adam Sandler, to pose as his domestic partner./7 on E n SPORTS NFL — The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers meet at Heinz Field in an AFC North showdown./7 on NFL Network n PRIMETIME “Community” — When the Greendale glee club is unable Kevin James to make the holiday pageant, the choir director asks the study group to fill in./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Gregg Allman, rock singer-musician, 64; Kim Basinger, actress, 58; Ann Coulter, political commentator, 50; Wendell Pierce, actor, 48; Teri Hatcher, actress, 47; Sinead O’Connor, singer, 45; Kate Voegele, rock singer-actress, 25; AnnaSophia Robb, actress, 18. n DEATH Barbara Orbison — The widow of rock ’n’ roll pioneer Roy Orbison died Tuesday on the 23rd anniversary of her husband’s death, a family spokeswoman said. She was 60. Barbara Orbison died from pancreatic cancer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center surrounded by her sons, said publicist and family spokeswoman Sarah McMullen. Orbison had been hospitalized since May. Since the 1980s, Barbara Orbison deBarbara Orbison voted her time to managing her husband’s estate and keeping his legacy alive.


Michaels, Lauper are Orpheus monarchs Rocker Bret Michaels and Grammy-winning singer Cyndi Lauper are among the celebrities heading to New Orleans for Carnival 2012. Orpheus parade organizers named the pair as their celebrity monarchs Wednesday. Mardi Gras is Feb. 21, but OrCyndi Bret Lauper Michaels pheus is among the dozens of parade krewes rolling before Fat Tuesday. Orpheus was founded in 1993 by actor and crooner Harry Connick Jr., who is from New Orleans. The star-studded parade is scheduled to roll the Monday night before Mardi Gras. For last year’s Mardi Gras, the stars of the HBO television series “Treme” led the Orpheus parade. Past Orpheus monarchs have included Whoopi Goldberg, Sandra Bullock, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Laurence Fishburne, Dan Ackroyd and James Brown.

Autopsy: Heart condition killed guitarist North Dakota’s state coroner said the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band GWAR died of a heart condition, but records show that a drug screening detected cocaine and opiates in his system. Dr. William Massello III, the state medical examiner, said in his report that Cory Smoot died of “coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease.” The formation of such blood clots can result in a heart attack. Smoot, 34, had performed since 2002 under the name “Flattus Maximus” with the Virginia-based band known for its comically grotesque sci-fi/fantasy-based costumes, stage antics and vulgar lyrics. He was found dead Nov. 3 on the GWAR tour bus in the North Dakota town of Pembina following a concert the night before in Minneapolis. The band packed their equipment after finishing the Minneapolis show and left around 2 a.m., sleeping en route to upcoming shows in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. Before crossing the U.S.-Canadian border, the driver pulled into Pembina to make sure the group’s passports were in order. Everyone’s passport was found except for Smoot’s, so tour manager Eddy Oertell tried to wake him and discovered he was dead, according to reports. Records show that investigators found on Smoot a $5 bill with a white powder residue, a prescription bottle holding eight Oxycodone-Acetaminophen pills, a lighter and two empty syringes.

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Lawmakers vow to sniff out landfill odor Rhode Island residents have complained for weeks about foul odors wafting from the state’s main landfill, so state lawmakers are pledging to investigate and see where their noses lead them. The General Assembly announced Wednesday that state Rep. Stephen Ucci will lead a commission that will try to put an end to the rotten-egg smell at the Johnston landfill. The odor has prompted complaints from as far away as Attleboro, Mass., about 14 miles away. Ucci said he has received more constituent calls about the odor than any other issue in his seven years in the Legislature. The agency that operates the landfill blames recent rains for the smell and has installed vents to trap gasses coming from it. The commission’s first meeting is scheduled for Dec. 16.

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‘M-A-S-H,’ ‘Dragnet’ star dies at age 96 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Morgan never planned to be an actor, yet he spent 10 years on one of the top TV series of all time, made 50 films and appeared on Broadway. He became one of the best-known character actors in Hollywood. But it was Morgan’s portrayal of the fatherly Col. Sherman Potter on “M-A-SH” for which Morgan became most famous, and he knew it. “M-A-S-H was so good,” Morgan told The Associated Press. “I didn’t think they could keep the level so high.” His wry humor, which helped net him an Emmy for the CBS-TV hit, carried on to the show. “He was an imp,” said Mike Farrell, who starred as B.J. Hunnicutt in “M-A-S-H” along with Morgan and Alan Alda. “As Alan once said, there’s not an un-adorable bone in the man’s body. He was full of fun, and he was smart as a whip.” Morgan died Wednesday at his Brentwood home after having pneumonia, his daughter-in-law, Beth Morgan, said. “He was side-splittingly funny, a very gent and loving father-in-law,” Beth Morgan said. “He was very humble about having such a successful career.” Morgan appeared in mostly supporting roles on the big screen, playing opposite such stars as Henry Fonda, John Wayne, James Garner, Elvis Presley and Dan Aykroyd. On television, he was more the comedic co-star, including roles on “December Bride,” its spin-off “Pete and Gladys,” as Sgt. Joe Friday’s loyal partner in later “Dragnet” episodes and on CBSTV’s long-running “M-A-S-H” series, for which he earned

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Harry Morgan on the set of “M-A-S-H*” in 1982 an Emmy award in 1980. Yet acting wasn’t Morgan’s first career choice. Born in Detroit in 1915, Morgan was studying prelaw at the University of Chicago when public speaking classes sparked his interest in the stage. Before long, he was working with a little-theater group in Washington, D.C., followed by a two-year stint on Broadway in the original production of “Golden Boy,” with Karl Malden and

Lee J. Cobb. Morgan made his way to Hollywood in 1942 “without any assurance that I would find work,” he said in a 1976 interview with the AP. “I didn’t have enough money to go back East, so I stayed around finding jobs mainly out of friendships.” He signed a contract with 20th Century Fox after a talent scout spotted him in the one-act play, “Hello, Out There.”

One of his earliest films was “The Ox Bow Incident” in 1943 with Fonda. Other films included: “High Noon,” “What Price Glory,” “Support Your Local Sheriff,” “The Apple Dumpling Gang” and “The Shootist.” Morgan began his television career in 1954 when the medium was in its infancy. “Television allowed me to kick the Hollywood habit of typing an actor in certain roles,” Morgan said, referring to his typical sidekick or sheriff portrayals on the big screen In “December Bride,” his first TV series, Morgan played Pete Porter, a perpetually henpecked neighbor. The CBS series lasted from 19541959, when he went on to star in his own series, “Pete and Gladys,” a spinoff of “December Bride.” Demonstrating his diversity as a character actor and comedian, Morgan also starred in “The Richard Boone Show,” “Kentucky Jones” and “Dragnet.” His acting career didn’t stop after “M-A-S-H” left the air in 1983 after 11 years — one of television’s most successful primetime runs. Morgan went on to appear in several made-for-TV movies and other television series, such as “AfterMASH” and “Blacke’s Magic.” When he was not on the set, Morgan enjoyed reading books about the legal profession and poetry. He also liked horses, which he once raised on his Northern California ranch. Morgan is survived by three sons, Charles, Paul and Christopher; eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. No services have yet been planned.

‘Drift Away’ singer Gray dies at 69 in Nashville NASHVILLE (AP) — Dobie Gray, a smooth balladeer who recorded the timeless hit “Drift Away” in 1973, is dead at age 69. Charlie Andrews, Gray’s attorney and friend, said Wednesday that Gray died at his Nashville home in his sleep early Tuesday after being in declining health for several months. The death also was reported on the singer’s web site. “Drift Away” also was recorded by rap artist Uncle Kracker in 2003 and became a hit again. Gray’s silky tenor also was heard on other hits including “The In Crowd” in 1965 and “Loving Arms” in 1973. His songs received radio airplay

Dobie Gray on several formats including Top 40, country, AOR and adult contemporary. He toured extensively in Europe, Australia and Africa, and insisted on performing for integrated audiences in South Africa, according to his web

site. After that declaration, he became especially popular in South Africa. “I guess what you call my ‘signature songs’ will never die, thank God,” he told The Tennessean newspaper in 1988. At the time, he was the only major black vocalist to call Nashville home. He also was a songwriter, with compositions recorded by an array of artists including Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Etta James, Three Dog Night, Julio Iglesias and John Denver. Gray sang on several motion picture soundtracks including “Uptown Saturday Night,” “Out of Sight” and “Casey’s Shadow.” Additionally, he sang advertising jingles for

Alec Baldwin kicked off American flight for playing ‘Words with Friends’ on cell LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Airlines used social media to explain its actions Wednesday after Alec Baldwin said he was booted from a flight for playing a word game on his cell phone as the plane was about to depart from Los Angeles. Without naming the “30 Rock” actor, the airline said on its Facebook page that an “extremely vocal customer” declined to turn off his phone when asked to do so by a flight attendant. The company said the customer stood up and took his phone into the lavatory, slamming the door so loudly the pilots heard it. On Twitter, American Airlines said its flight attendants followed federal safety regulations regarding electronic devices. Baldwin boarded another American Airlines flight to New York after Tuesday’s incident, but said he wouldn’t fly with the airline again.

Before being booted from the first flight, the “30 Rock” actor was playing a game called “Words with Friends” Alec while the Baldwin plane idled at a gate at Los Angeles International Airport, said Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik. “He loves ‘Words with Friends’ so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it,” Hiltzik said. Baldwin, a prolific Twitter user, took to the social media site to vent, saying a “flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving.” Baldwin tweeted that it would be his last flight with American, despite the fact that they show “30 Rock” for in-flight entertainment. He mocked American Air-

lines flight attendants on Twitter, saying the airline is “where Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.” It wasn’t clear if passengers had been asked to turn off their cell phones, which is typical before a plane backs away from the terminal.

companies such as Clorox, Budweiser, Hardee’s, Honda and Buick. “I talked to him the day before he died,” Andrews said. “We just talked about life and living and general stuff.” Gray was born into a family of sharecroppers in Simonton, Texas. He moved from Texas to California in the early 1960s where he met Sonny Bono, then an executive with Specialty Records. This led to his first record, “Look at Me,” in 1963. While in Los Angeles, Gray appeared in a production of “Hair.” Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

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Not even death can heal family’s 7-year feud Dear Abby: After a bitter seven-year estrangement from his family, my husband received his grandfather’s eulogy in the mail. His father sent it with a note that read, “Here’s a copy of the eulogy I read at his funeral.” Abby, this was how his family notified him of his grandfather’s death — two weeks after the fact. We had attempted several reconciliations with no success. A month later, my husband died at the age of 36 — depressed and suffering from black lung disease. His family blames ME for his depression. Not a single relative of my husband’s attended his memorial service despite being given three weeks’ notice and my having mailed them formal invitations. My husband left a declaration in his will that his family should never know our child, whom they abandoned at 2 months old via a letter to us and my family. I feel I have



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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My husband and I are responsible “social” drinkers. We drink in moderation and never drink when we are driving a vehicle. Our daughter is 17, and we want her also to be a responsible social drinker as well. We would like to start teaching her how to drink by offering her an occasional glass of wine and in about a year having her progress to the point she could have a “mixed drink” with my husband and me. We both think it is far better to have our daughter learn how to drink moderately at home than it is to learn from her friends at parties. We would like to hear your thoughts on this. — Parents, Elizabethtown, Ky. Parents: Encouraging your daughter to become a “social” drinker would be a big mistake. By giving alcohol consumption your stamp of approval, you’d be setting a precedent for her to drink even when you’re not around. If she’s prone to alcoholism, you’d be greasing the skids for her to endure the lifelong misery of that condition. Parents who are lax when it comes to their children’s drinking must face the fact that their children are at a higher risk for alcohol abuse than children whose parents take a strong stand against underage drinking. Studies also show that the earlier a person starts drinking alcohol, the higher the risk that the person will become alcohol-dependent. Dr. Wallace: Lately, I’ve been having a lot of unpleasant dreams. Some of them could even be considered nightmares. For the past month, I’ve been eating a lot of junk food — chips, ice cream, cake, etc. — because I study late at night. Is it possible that my late eating habit is causing my bad dreams? — Nameless, Brookhaven, Miss. Nameless: Lay off the late junk food binge for health reasons, but don’t blame the food for your unwanted dreams. Your nightmares are probably caused by some nagging fear that remains in hiding while you’re awake. Our fears often hide in the subconscious and then show up while we’re asleep. Some studies show that a short afternoon nap can help produce more pleasant nighttime dreams. The problem is that most of us can’t find time for an afternoon nap. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

could be a happy future. Dear Abby: I know some children who seem to be mature and are able to make logical decisions on a fairly regular basis. Still, making a decision under stress when one has not had a lot of experience can be difficult. Having said that, at what age do you think it is appropriate to leave a child alone at home? Sometimes it’s difficult to arrange for child care when kids are out of school. Do you have any guidelines as to what to look for that can help make this decision? — Busy Working Parent in Kansas Dear Busy Working Parent: I don’t think children should be left alone if there is any other alternative available — after-school programs, YMCA, activities where they will have adult supervision. Too many things can go wrong, and you would never forgive yourself if one of them happened to your child. Dear Abby: How does

one respond to a former coworker/acquaintance who wants you to be a reference at your current workplace? My experience with him was not ideal. He was a good worker, but he became irritable when he was under stress and drowned everyone around him in negative energy. I don’t want to work with this individual again, but I prefer to be nonconfrontational. — Former Colleague in Sunnyvale, Calif. Dear Former Colleague: If you are asked again, tell your former co-worker you are not comfortable assuming that responsibility. Don’t be defensive and don’t allow the person to pressure you. And you do not have to explain why you have chosen not to give the reference.

• 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.

Health risks from getting flu outweigh those from vaccine Dear Doctor K: I am two months pregnant. I can’t decide what to do about getting the flu shot. What are your thoughts? Dear Reader: I understand your concern, but I think the risks associated with getting the flu when you are pregnant far outweigh any possible dangers associated with the vaccine. This year’s flu shot will protect against both the seasonal flu virus and the H1N1, swine, flu virus. The flu shot protects both mother and baby. The baby might be protected from the flu for several months after birth. Are there risks to you or the baby from getting the flu shot? You might worry that the shot could give you or the baby the flu, but that’s not so. The flu shot is made from purified killed virus. That means there is no chance that you or your baby can get an infection from the vaccine. The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine is a different matter, however. The nasal spray contains weakened but live virus. As a pregnant woman, you should NOT get the nasal spray version of the vaccine. Flu shot vaccines are grown in eggs. People with egg allergies, pregnant or not, should talk to their doctors about whether they need a flu shot. One risk that has worried people involves thimerosal, a preservative used in many vaccines. The best scientific evidence is that there are no bad effects on babies when mothers get shots containing this preservative. But there are some risks in getting the flu shot while pregnant: • If you get the flu, you have a higher chance of getting pneumonia. This puts your health at risk. It also puts your baby at risk for not getting the oxygen needed for normal development. • Having the flu during pregnancy increases your chances of a miscarriage or giving birth too early. • Women who have a fever during early pregnancy are more likely to deliver a baby with a neural tube defect, such as spina bifida. • The H1N1 flu virus that spread so rapidly around the world in 2009 and 2010 is still circulating. H1N1 was more likely to cause pneumonia in pregnant women than the usual winter flu virus. In summary, unless you have an allergy to eggs, I think the choice is clear. Your risks, and your baby’s risks, from not getting the flu shot are far greater than any danger from getting the shot. In addition to the flu shot, there are other things you can do to avoid getting sick during flu season — or anytime. For example, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid close contact with

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January 7, 2012 Hunt Southland Refining Company located at 2600 Dorsey Street, in Vicksburg, MS, (601) 634-1361 has applied to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for the following permitting action(s): Issuance of a Title V Operating Permit and a modification to a Construction Permit Ref. No. 2780-00059. The applicant's operations fall within SIC Code 5171. Hunt Southland Refining Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi, operates a transfer terminal storing liquid asphalt, gas-oil, and diesel for distribution by barge and/or tank truck. A construction permit was issued in 2008 to accommodate storage and loading of natural gasoline and ethanol. Physical changes to the facility associated with the 2008 permit included the installation of a system to allow for submerged, bottoms truck loading of natural gasoline and ethanol; modification of existing loading stations to allow for bidirectional truck and marine loading; and construction of an oil-water separator to be used in remediation of contaminated groundwater. With issuance of the Construction Permit in 2008, Hunt became a major Title V source for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). The 2008 Construction Permit includes limits for VOCs to avoid applicability to Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations and limits on individual HAP and combined HAP to avoid applicability to any major source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants. In conjunction with the initial issuance of the Title V permit, the 2008 construction permit is being modified to accurately reflect existing operating conditions at the site. The staff of the Permit Board has developed this draft permit based on information submitted to the Permit Board by the applicant, appropriate State and Federal agencies and other interested parties. The staff of the Permit Board is soliciting all relative information pertaining to the proposed activity, including public comment, to ensure that the final staff recommendation on the draft permit complies with all State and Federal regulations. Public review and comment on the draft permit and supporting documentation is an important element in the staff evaluation and resulting

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recommendation to the Permit Board. The draft permit conditions have been developed to ensure compliance with all State and Federal regulations but are subject to change based on information received as a result of public participation. Persons wishing to comment upon or object to the proposed determinations are invited to submit comments in writing to Audra Sandifer at the Permit Board's address shown above, no later than January 7, 2012. All comments received by this date will be considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding the application(s). A public hearing will be held if the Permit Board finds a significant degree of public interest in the proposed permit(s). The Permit Board is limited in the scope of its analysis to environmental impact. Any comments relative to zoning or economic and social impacts are within the jurisdiction of local zoning and planning authorities and should be addressed to them. Additional details about the application(s), including a copy of the draft permit(s), are available by writing or calling Lorenzo Boddie at the above Permit Board address and telephone number. Additionally, as a courtesy, for those with Internet access, a copy of the proposed draft permit(s) may be found on the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality's website at: blicnotice.aspx . This information is also available for review at the following location(s) during normal business hours: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Office of Pollution Control 515 E. Amite St Jackson, MS 39201 Warren County Vicksburg Public Library 700 Veto Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Please bring the foregoing to the attention of persons whom you know will be interested. Publish: 12/8(1t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK, DECEASED CAUSE NO: 2011-129PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Bobbie Lee Jezek, deceased, Probate No. 2011-129PR were

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Place your classified line ad at

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.

01. Legals

01. Legals

granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 19th day of October, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 16th day of November, 2011. /s/JAMES HOWARD DAVIDSON, II, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK, DECEASED Publish: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8(3t)

Public Notice County of Sharkey Johnny Earl McCool, II will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime of possession of precursor chemicals committed on April 13, 2003, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Governor's Office by phone at (601)359-3150. Publish: 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14(30t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY I. MIZE, DECEASED CAUSE NO: 2011-147PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF LARRY I. MIZE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Larry I. Mize, deceased, Probate No. 2011-147PR, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 18th day of November, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 28th day of November, 2011. /s/ MARVIN GLYNN MIZE, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY I. MIZE, JR., DECEASED Publish: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15(3t) PUBLIC NOTICE- Warren County. Mabrie Gilmor will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from posting for the crime of vehicular manslaughter committed 6/1990 charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601) 576-3520 or fax (601) 5763528. Publish: 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/24, 12/25/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/ 2, 1/3, 1/ 4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8(30t)

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SEALED BIDS for furnishing Towing; Pest Control; Liquid Chlorine Bleach will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in an Adjourned Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 12/8, 12/13(2t)

02. Public Service Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices Warren County Long Term Recovery Committee A non-profit volunteer agency organized to provide for the unmet needs of the Warren County victims of the 2011 flood.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers experienced with construction and design are needed to assist the LTRC in various projects supporting 2011 Flood victims in Warren County. Please call 601-636-1788 to offer support.

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

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17. Wanted To Buy

19. Garage & Yard Sales

WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

HUGE 2 FAMILY sale, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6am-until, 1951 Highway 80 East, lots of new and almost new men's winter clothes, Christmas gifts, boy's, large women's clothing, lots more! 601-831-2563, 601638-7067. Most everything must go!

13. Situations Wanted NEED A SITTER? Call 601-400-1290, 601-4975144. Over 25 years of experience.

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05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

Is the one you love hurting you?

BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.


CLARION LEDGER NEWSPAPER carrier needed in Vicksburg area. Early morning hours, 7 days a week. 662-402-3689.

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales. Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

06. Lost & Found FOUND!! CELLPHONE IN the downtown area. 601831-1389. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST Red and white Boston Terrier lost in the Speed Street/ Washington Street area. Please call (601)6183146 if found. She is missed very much.

LOST! 7 MONTH OLD gray tabby cat. Answers to Toby, lost in the Warrenton Heights area, owners live on Belva Drive. Please call 601-218-0017.

LOST YOUR NINE IRON? Check the classifieds daily or sell the rest with a fast action classified ad.


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HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 HIGH TRAFFIC BARBER/ style shop needs a barber/ stylist with clientele. Call 601-619-4505 Between 8am-5pm. Monday through Friday.




CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.� The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

11. Business Opportunities HISTORIC SCENIC DOWNTOWN 14 brick Marie Apartments. Refinished hardwood floors. $325,000. 601-636-7107.

12. Schools & Instruction EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185.

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S ALES/ R ENTALS Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T H CA OU DIVORCE N G WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm If you’re finding too much of this and that cluttering your house, sell it fast. Call and place your classified ad today.


Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.

17. Wanted To Buy HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 1997 DODGE CARAVAN everything works, air, good on gas, new tires, $1300. Travel trailer, excellent condition, like new wheel chair, power chair, tread mill, furniture. Lots more! Most everything must go! 601-6387067, 601-831-2563. AIRLINE TICKET VOUCHERS. Anywhere half price, International also. 702-521-7298, 240-2814077. HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. MOVING MUST SELL! Furniture and other miscellaneous. Excellent condition, like new! 601-6388383.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�


19. Garage & Yard Sales STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

JEWELRY AND RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, December 10th, 8am- 2pm. St Joseph Catholic Church. 909 Church Street, Port Gibson. Proceeds go to building fund.

A CHIMNEY SWEEP. Inspect/ clean, best price in town! Licensed/ insured. 601-218-0253 Jeff- Agape.

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Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.


HUGE GARAGE SALE. 110 ANDING Lane. Thursday – Sunday 6am- 2 pm. clothes, knick nacs, desk.

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

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24. Business Services


DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 HOLIDAY CLEANING GOT you down? We can help! Home/ Office, efficient/ reasonable/ dependable.1-601-826-7001 (local).

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782 Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

I CLEAN HOMES! Over 35 years experience. Excellent references. 601-6312482, 601-831-6052. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn.

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 6023 CASTLE ROAD, Camelot Estates, Friday and Saturday, 9am-3pm, moving sale, everything must go!

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

Dis cover a n ew w orld of o pp o rtu ni t y wi t h

T h e Vi c k s b u r g P o s t C l a s s i f i e d s .

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

20. Hunting

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking


WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY • Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180


Show Your Colors!

River City Dirt Work, LLC • Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Hydro Seeding • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.


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24. Business Services

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

34. Houses For Sale

I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, off Highway 80. $700 monthly, water included deposit/ references. 769-203-0379.

CARY, MS. 3 bed, 2 bath home, 4.5 lots. Shown by appointment only. Asking $115,000. 601-824-0270.

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

FOR SALE BY owner $70,000. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Port Gibson. Large backyard, All new heating cooling. 601437-0654, 601-870-5548.

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Licensed in MS and LA

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

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


Chris Steele/ Owner

26. For Rent Or Lease

33. Commercial Property

APARTMENT FOR RENT Garage Apartment for rent. Heat & AC, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath. Washer & Dryer Hookup 601-218-9631.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING or Turn- Key restaurant with 2 lots for sale at Eagle Lake. Call 850-683-1085.


34. Houses For Sale


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

601-636-6490 NICE HOUSE WITH river view. Oak street Vicksburg MS. 3 bedroom, good condition. $45,000. 601-6368291.

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

COUNTRY HOME 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 bath Fenced pasture 2 acres , barn, 2 miles City limits $800 monthly/ $800 deposit. 601-415-0186.

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

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

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CLOSET PHOBIA? 2 BEDROOM Duplex, $400. 4 bedroom duplex, $500. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living!

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








No matter what type of home you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921

601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

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

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

Commodore Apartments


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

601-638-2231 SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Ask about our Holiday Special- 2 and 3 bedrooms. We aim to please. Call 601-686-0635.


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Bradford Ridge Apartments

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $650 monthly. 601-631-1942. DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Freetown Road. $895 monthly, deposit/ references. 601-8313686, 601-529-4077.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished 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

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

34. Houses For Sale When you need help in finding that perfect home in Eagle Lake, call me! Whether you’re looking for a lakefront home, waterfront lots, foreclosures, reduced housing or just good deals!!!

Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, McMillin Real Estate.

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!


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39. Motorcycles, Bicycles HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

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

Classifieds Really Work!

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40. Cars & Trucks

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40. Cars & Trucks


HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

2002 Ford Escape $850 Down $163 Bi -Weekly Gary’s Cars 601-883-9995 Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

1-800-826-8104 MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2007 GMC Yukon, 93,000 miles. $16,500. Please call 601636-7523, extension 258.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!


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