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Katrina Flagg, left, and Cheryl Cummins sit behind their well-decorated desk at City Hall .

These two are in it for the city action ‘It takes a special type of person to handle some of the calls they receive, and they do it very well.’

By John Surratt jsurratt@vicksburgpost.com Katrina Flagg remembers the call she received in early November. “A man said he heard that the mayor was giving away clothes. He wanted to know when he could come get his suit,” said Flagg, one of Vicksburg’s two action line customer care representatives. “He started giving me his pants size. I told him

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the mayor wasn’t giving out clothes.” Since 2009, Flagg, 29, and Cheryl Cummins, 58, have handled an average of 53 telephone calls a day from city residents and visitors in their small office in City Hall.

Some of the calls are like the one last month, but most, they said, are requests for service or information, mingled with an occasional complaint. Established in 2002, the action line gives people a central city telephone number to call and

report problems, voice concerns or complaints, get information or provide suggestions to city officials. The phone number is 601-6363411 and it is staffed by Flagg and Cummins from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. At night and weekends, calls roll over to the city’s gas plant. “We’re usually the first city employees people talk to,” See City, Page A7.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed today to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he is in the country illegally. The Obama administration challenged the Arizona law by arguing that regulating immigration is the job of the federal government, not states. Similar laws in Alabama, South Carolina and Utah also are facing administration lawsuits. Private groups are suing over immigration measures adopted in Georgia and Indiana. The court now has three politically charged cases on its election-year calendar. The other two are President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and new electoral maps for Texas’ Legislature and congressional delegation. Justice Elena Kagan will not take part in the Arizona case, presumably because of her work on the issue when she served in the Justice Department. Arguments probably will take place in late April, which would give the court roughly two months to decide the case. The immigration case stems from the administration’s furious legal fight against a patchwork of state laws targeting illegal immigrants. Arizona wants the justices to allow the state to begin enforcing measures that have been blocked by lower courts at the administration’s request. The state says that the federal government See Court, Page A7.

Corporal punishment waning in Mississippi From staff and AP reports The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, with many school districts reporting less use of corporal punishment during the 201011 school year compared to previous years. Of Mississippi’s 152 school districts, 100 reported use of corporal punishment to the state Department of Education, and in more than half, decreases were noted. For example, in the Oktibbeha County School District, 531 incidences of corporal punishment were reported last year, down from 1,252 in the 2009-10 school year. Numbers for the Vicksburg Warren School District were not available, but Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said the district was in line with the trend. “We see it a lot less,” she

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said by phone while traveling. “We just don’t support it.” A federal lawsuit was filed last year to seek a ban on paddling in Mississippi because of alleged gender and racial bias in its use. The use of corporal punishment in Mississippi spurred a march and protest rally at the state Capitol in the spring. Some districts, however, reported sharp increases in their use of corporal punishment. In Quitman County, a district of 1,273 students, there were 1,594 reported cases of corporal punishment last year — an increase of about 1,300 cases from the previous year. The overall reported cases for the state has dropped over the years. Last year, the number of reported inciAshley tankesly•The Vicksburg Post

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1917: Father Edward Flanagan founds Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb. 1937: Japanese aircraft sink the U.S. gunboat Panay on China’s Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2

million in reparations.) 2000: George W. Bush is transferred into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election.

Jay Herrle, 11 months, looks at Santa Claus in awe as his sister at left, Melissa Herrle, 4, keeps a close eye on him, and Taylor Briggs, 9, watches from the background during Openwood Plantation’s annual Santa Visit, sponsored by the Openwood Plantation Garden Club. Santa has been making his way through Openwood every year for about 30 years, organizers said. This year, he was on a trailer pulled by Jerry Briggs. Jay and Melissa are the children of Ken and Susan Herrle, and Taylor is the daughter of Jerry and Kelly Briggs.

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City man jailed for Louisiana A Vicksburg man who showed up for a city court hearing Friday was jailed for Louisiana authorities when a records check showed he was wanted for a probation violation, said police Capt. Bobby Stewart. Ronald Bailey, 40, 2914 Drummond St., was arrested Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

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NEW ORLEANS — A lawsuit alleging the Army Corps of Engineers ruined property in St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward after it built a shipping channel that turned into a conduit for storm surge during Hurricane Katrina is to be heard in court this week. A trial was to start today in New Orleans. The suit was filed in 2005 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington and argued that the government effectively took residential and commercial property when the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel was built. The suit argues that residents in St. Bernard and the Lower 9th Ward deserve to be compensated for the government’s taking of their property. The suit is one of several legal attacks filed against the Army Corps after Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005. The Corps operates three entities in Vicksburg, the Mississippi River Commission, the Vicksburg District and the Engineer Research

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Man airlifted after wreck on I-110 D’IBERVILLE, Miss. — A D’Iberville man whose vehicle burned after being struck by another car has been airlifted to an Alabama hospital. D’Iberville Police said a vehicle driven by Charles Daniel Scrimpshire was traveling north on I-110 on Sunday, but failed to stop for a red traffic signal, according to witness accounts. Police said Silas Cruthirds was driving through the intersection when Scrimpshire’s vehicle struck his. Officers responding to the collision found Scrimpshire’s vehicle flipped over and Cruthirds’ car burning. Both Cruthirds and Scrimpshire were taken to Biloxi Regional Medical Center for treatment, and Cruthirds was later airlifted to University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. Their conditions were unknown today.

Houma teen killed in Sunday wreck HOUMA, La. — A pickup missed a curve and flipped into a water-filled ditch in Terrebonne Parish, killing an 18-year-old passenger, according to state police. Amanda Doyle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Stephen Murphy, an 18-year-old from Houma, was booked with vehicular homicide, possession of alcohol by a person under 21 and reckless operation.

Rescue group raising money for boat motor NATCHEZ, Miss. — The Adams County Search and Rescue Unit — a group of volunteers that works under the direction of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and county emergency officials — is trying to raise $9,000 for a new boat motor. The motor is needed for a donated 17-foot double hull riverboat. The motor malfunctioned in early spring.

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Cash, cell phone missing in two city burglaries Two burglaries were reported in the city Friday, said police Capt. Bobby Stewart. At 4:22 p.m., an HTC Inspire cell phone valued at $400 and a Sony DVD player valued at $100 were reported stolen from a home in the 1900 block of Main Street. At 4:55 p.m., a purse valued at $75 and containing $350 was reported stolen from an unlocked 2007 GMC Arcadia parked at the Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.

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CLUBs VFW and Ladies Auxiliary — 6 tonight, 1918 Washington St. American Legion Post 213 — 6 tonight, executive committee meeting; 8, regular meeting; refreshments; 1618 Main St. Vicksburg/West Central MS AARP Chapter 4967 — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Christmas meeting; all interested seniors invited; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Chapter NARFE — 11:30 a.m. Tuesday; One Voice, Bovina Baptist ladies ensemble; Toney’s. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Christmas party, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Osburn home, 1900 Freetown Road; bring spouse, present for Haven House; no noon meeting. Vicksburg-Warren Chapter JSU Alumni Association — 6 p.m. Tuesday, regular meet-

ing; Jackson Street Center. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; Christmas party and gift exchange; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601-634-4174. Hester Flowers Garden — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jordan Amborn home; 601-631-6944. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Friday; potluck; Walter Sheriff, president; 601-6346349; Vicksburg ASU branch, Cherry Street.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting class; 2, card games. Senior Circle — Noon Tuesday; Christmas bingo party with lunch; reservations required; free to members or $5 nonmembers; River Region Medical Center; Leigh White, 601-883-6118. Spiritual Education of Children — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday; interfaith programs for ages 6-14; co-sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building two doors

down from church at 1115 Main St. NJROTC Booster Meeting — 6 p.m. Tuesday, ROTC building; Darnisha Ramsey-James, 601-618-0385. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-6380011. Share a Prayer — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628.

CHURCHES Christ Episcopal — Quiet and peace during holiday season, Morning Prayer, 7:30-7:50 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 601638-5899; 1115 Main St. Gibson Memorial United Methodist — Drive-by Nativity, 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 335 Oak Ridge Road.

HOLIDAY EVENTS “1940s Radio Hour” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-22 and 27-29 at Strand Theatre on Clay Street; $12 for adults, $8 for those younger than 12; Westside Theatre Guild, 601-636-8313 or 601-618-9349.

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from staff reports at 11:49 a.m. He was being held in the Issaquena County Jail pending his extradition to Louisiana.

Jackson woman held on bad check charge A Jackson woman was charged with felony bad check this morning by Vicksburg police, Capt. Bobby Stewart said. Amber Smith, 21, 10050 U.S. 49 North, was picked up on a warrant in Clinton following a 1 a.m. traffic stop, Stewart said. Smith is accused of cashing a $936.41 check with insufficient funds at Riverwalk Casino on May 11, he said. She was taken to the police station about 4:30 a.m. and was being held pending an initial hearing today.

Mississippi 27 closed due to tanker accident UTICA (AP) — An overturned diesel tanker on Mississippi 27 has led to the closure of the highway between Utica and Interstate 55. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said the

highway was closed around 3:30 this morning and was expected to remain closed until midday. Traffic was being detoured off Mississippi 27 onto Curtis Road to Mississippi 18.

Skeletal remains found in Long Beach woods LONG BEACH (AP) — Human skeletal remains were found Saturday in a wooded area of Long Beach by people collecting firewood, officials said. The remains were found about 5:30 p.m. Harrison County Coroner

Gary Hargrove said he does not know if the remains are of a man or a woman, but said they might have been there for at least a year. The area where the bones were found, which Hargrove declined to identify, was secured for the night.

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More than 100 sick dogs Students pepper sprayed after fight in Greenville rescued from Macon home MACON (AP) — More than euthanized. Mississippi State Univer100 dogs — some covered with bite wounds, suffering from sity’s College of Veterinary broken bones, or with skin Medicine is treating 10 others, problems — have been res- including a dog with a paincued from a home near Macon ful ear infection and another femur that was meant Sixteen dogs had to be whose had been to be their euthanized. Mississippi broken and refuge. ip disloElaine Jewell, State University’s College hcated for what president of of Veterinary Medicine l o o ke d l i ke a 14-year-old That nonprofit orgais treating 10 others, weeks. dog required nization called including a dog with a surgery. Animal Rescue Many of the Foundation, painful ear infection and dogs can be intended to another whose femur treated and care for and adoptable. shelter the had been broken and are Jewell animals at her h o m e hip dislocated for what doesn’t face any charges but became looked like weeks. but has agreed overwhelmed. Personnel from the Humane to monthly monitoring of her Society of the United States, property to make sure she who led the rescue Tuesday, doesn’t again begin collectseized 108 dogs, and rescu- ing animals. Jewell surrendered ownerers are still trying to capture five others. They estimate at ship of the 108 dogs, but was one time as many as 200 were allowed to keep four Chihuahuas as indoor pets. living on the property. Sixteen dogs had to be

GREENVILLE (AP) — Officials say police had to use pepper spray on more than 50 students to quell fights that broke out in the school’s cafeteria. The incident at the Green-

ville-Weston High School happened Friday around 1:30 p.m. Police were brought in to help, and the spray was used by officers to control the crowd of students.

School property was damaged, such as doors inside the high school torn away from their hinges. There were no reports of injuries. The Greenville Public School District is

investigating. In August, a stabbing and a pepper spray incident at the school led representatives from the Mississippi Department of Education to visit the high school.

Louisiana plans to phase out LEAP tests BATON ROUGE (AP) — State officials said a test for fourth- and eighth-graders that became a symbol of Louisiana’s bid to improve public schools will be phased out. The exam, which is called LEAP, will be scrubbed in three years because new tests will be launched in connection with a national drive to make public school courses more rigorous. Under current rules, fourthand eighth-graders have to pass LEAP, and meet other

standards, to move to the fifth and ninth grades. Whether a similar rule will be in effect for passage when the new exams begin for the 2014-15 school year is up to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which sets policies for public school students statewide. LEAP stands for Louisiana Educational Assessment Program. The changes will also spell the end of iLEAP, an annual skills test for third-, fifth-,

sixth-, seventh- and ninthgraders, as well as end-ofcourse exams that high school students have to pass to earn a standard high school diploma. Those students will take new tests starting with the 201415 school year linked to the state’s revamped curriculum. All the test changes stem from the state’s adoption last year of a new curriculum called “common core standards.” That switch is designed to focus teaching on core topics

in math, English and other subjects and making sure that students master those skills before moving to the next grade. Fourth- and eighth-graders have been required to pass LEAP since 2000. About 100,000 students in both grades take the test annually. Backers said the rule ended decades of social promotions and forced students to gain at least a basic knowledge of math and English skills before they were promoted.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Is anyone else ready for summer?

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Alice Ryan returns to Memphis. • A bridge across the river at Vicksburg is talked about. • J.G. Hicks reports the loss of a purse. • The Knights of St. John, in full dress, will act as ushers in the midnight Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 A.M. Lea is reported in a dying condition. • Felix Kaufman dies. • R.M. Kelly and Annie McGuire are married. • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gray arrive from Georgetown, Texas.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Alma McQuaide and E.E. Larrett are married. • Albert Fischel steps off a gallery accidentally and dislocates his arm. • Services are held for Marye Dabney.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Robert Portwood is now doing Scout work in Shreveport. • Frank Artz, Ashby Woodson and Raymond Birchett are home from the University of Mississippi. • Maj. G.P. Thomas entertains a merry party at the National Park Hotel in honor of Martha Hicks.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Hockett have a family reunion. • Mrs. Kate Heron entertains the G.I.A. at their annual Christmas party. • J.W. Bliss is ill. • Katherine Johns spends the holidays here. • Sadie Mae Pendergraft is home for the holidays.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Katzenmeyer are spending the holidays in Montgomery, Ala., with their son, Lt. Brent Katzenmeyer. • Florence Auter arrives to spend the holidays.

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60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Warren County Bar Association adopts resolutions of regret on the death of R.M. Kelly. • Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Black celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Freeman Evans, executive director of the Mississippi Safety Council, speaks to local Civitans. • George W. Owens dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Green announce the birth of a son, Tony, on Dec. 23.

California’s sad case of overreaching The ordinance San Francisco passed last year that prohibits restaurants from offering children’s toys with high-calorie, high-fat foods — the so-called Happy Meal ban — finally went into effect late last week. However, it was served with a heaping side of unintended consequences. Shockingly, McDonald’s (the clear target of the ordinance) altered its policies to get around the ban. Instead of giving away a toy with a Happy Meal, San Francisco McDonald’s restaurants will now require customers to make a 10-cent charitable donation to Ronald McDonald House in order to receive the gewgaw. They can buy a Happy Meal without the toy, but they can’t buy the toy without the Happy Meal. According to SF Weekly, city officials and health activists were “blindsided” by the move. Of course they were. Nanny-staters seemingly never consider the consequences of their heavy-handed actions. Perhaps they are too consumed by their self-righteousness and dictatorial desires to appreciate human nature. They believe

people will just passively accept more and more facets of their everyday lives being micromanaged by busybodies. As the history of central planning and statism shows, eventually a large number of citizens will chafe at such control. They will find ways to circumvent regulations, either legally (as San Francisco McDonald’s restaurants have) or illegally (via graft or a black market). Government’s response often is to pass even more regulation in desperate, reactive attempts to tamp down on every recalcitrant actor. The size and power of the state grow as the ends justify the means. What might have started as a modest (if annoying) “for your own good” rule can multiply like kudzu into a myriad number of complex laws, with an accompanying expansion in bureaucratic administration. The costs of compliance and enforcement create a drag on the economy. Individual freedom shrinks. Look at the immediate consequences of the Happy Meal ordinance. San Francisco has made McDonald’s kids meals a tad more expensive and a little more

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cumbersome to order. And to what end? City officials and their “food activist” allies said they wanted to combat the “crisis” of childhood obesity, which they blame on fast-food restaurants marketing their fattening wares to moppets. Even if you accept the premise that McDonald’s plays a significant role in children’s weight, and that Happy Meal toys in particular are the gateway to a life of burgers and fries, that still overlooks the fact that it is the responsibility of parents to monitor what their kids eat, and to say no when the young’uns plead for the Happy Meal with the Hello Kitty figurine. It is not government’s role to step in between Mom and the front counter and dictate to businesses what they should offer their customers. San Francisco not only infringes on McDonald’s freedom to market and sell. It also absolves parents of their responsibility to teach their children about choices, trade-offs, consequences, delayed gratification and disappointment.

Theoretical physicist Dr. Richard A. Weiss of the Waterways Experiment Station is cited by Nobel Prize Winner Professor Hans A. Bethe of Cornell University in the 1971 Annual Review of Nuclear Science for his research on the nuclear symmetry energy concept.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mattie Harris of Vicksburg is elected and installed as president of the American Legion Auxiliary. • The Rev. W.L. Lassiter is honored by members of Mount Carmel Baptist Church on his 25-year anniversary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 The threat of a $25,000-a-day fine brings city and county officials together to discuss the future of local solid waste disposal. • Haley Marie Sanders celebrates her first birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Lee H. Abraham, front man for “The Chill,” leaves the band to focus on his job as owner of Plaza Hair Care. • Louise Graham Jacobs, 65-year resident of Tallulah, dies.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

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State Supreme Court will decide dispute over attorneys’ fees JACKSON — Where does the money go? That’s the most recent question from the Mississippi Supreme Court in the legal dispute over fees paid to private attorneys hired by the attorney general to handle lawsuits for the state. In orders issued in August, the Supreme Court asked attorneys for state Auditor Stacey Pickering and Attorney General Jim Hood to interpret a constitutional provision that requires funds to be paid into the “proper treasury.” That appears to mean that the Supreme Court will decide two things — whether fees paid to private lawyers are public money and if, as public funds, they should go into the state general fund or some other account to be passed on to the lawyers. Pickering contends that rather than directly paying outside counsel retained by the AG’s office, the attorney general should request an appropriation for the fees. A Hinds County judge in 2010 ruled the $14 million in fees paid to

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Hood and the attorneys involved in the cases contend the fees are the property of the lawyers not the state. But Pickering has contended the fees paid to attorneys are public funds.

two attorneys for handling a state lawsuit against telecommunications giant MCI was properly handled. Another Hinds County judge ruled the same again in 2010 involving $10 million in fees paid to lawyers for handling a state lawsuit against computer software manufacturer Microsoft. Hood and the attorneys involved in the cases contend the fees are the property of the lawyers not the state. But Pickering has contended the fees paid to attorneys are public funds, should be placed in the

state’s general fund and then appropriated by the Legislature. Hood has said that paying the private attorneys is part of the settlement of the lawsuit and should not be counted as part of the money the state receives. Hood has said he enters into such contracts with private attorneys when his office does not have the expertise, resources or manpower to pursue a case. Pickering is not challenging Hood’s right to hire outside legal help. He wants the lawyers to submit a bill, or voucher, to the Leg-

islature and let the Legislature pay them. In arguments in the Microsoft case before the Supreme Court in August, justices questioned where was the proper place for the lawyers’ fees to be deposited until paid to the attorneys. “The state of Mississippi should collect all the money and then disperse the money to the attorneys. We can’t have Microsoft appropriating public money to anybody by the state. All of the recovered money is public money. It must all go to the state,” said attorney Arthur Jernigan Jr., who represented Pickering. Assistant Attorney General Harold Pizzetta told the justices the term “proper treasury’ is subject to interpretation. Pizzetta said the attorney general has a trust account — like most law firms — into which the office receives proceeds from litigation. When the attorney general hires outside attorneys, Pizzetta said they become like assistant attorney generals who work under guidance of the attorney general.

In the Microsoft case, Pizzetta said attorney fees were paid into the trust account of the outside counsel which the attorney general believed was the “proper treasury.” “If you collect these attorney fees ... it makes perfect sense to say that the proper treasury is to go into their trust account,” Pizzetta said. If the attorney fees had come to the attorney general’s trust account, Pizzetta said the AG would then have had to cut a check to the lawyers. Microsoft is not a party to Pickering’s lawsuit. Microsoft reached a $100 million settlement with the state in 2009 in a software lawsuit. In the MCI case, Hood sought to recoup unpaid taxes and interest stemming from the collapse of Clinton-based WorldCom, which emerged from bankruptcy as MCI. In 2005, MCI agreed to pay the state $100 million and hand over real estate valued at several million. •

Jack Elliott Jr. lives near Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.


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Euro summit does little to boost U.S. stocks By The Associated Press U.S. stocks fell today after Moody’s Investors Service said last week’s fiscal pact will not deter it from reconsidering the credit ratings of all European Union nations. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 179 points in morning trading. The euro weakened against the dollar and the yields on Italian government bonds rose sharply as investors became more nervous about that nation’s

debt burden. European stock indexes fell broadly. Moody’s said last week’s summit of European leaders produced “few new measures” and that Europe’s financial crisis remains in a “critical and volatile stage.” It said last week’s pact does not address Europe’s root problem: the crushing debt loads of some nations and their rising borrowing costs. The region remains “prone to further shocks and the cohesion of the euro under

continued threat,” Moody’s said. As a result, the agency will review the creditworthiness of all European countries in the first three months of 2012. U.S. stocks fell broadly, with declines for all 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average and all 10 industry groups in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The Dow Fell 179 points, or 1.5 percent, to 12,004 as of 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Intel Corp., fell 4 percent after the chipmaker

said a shortage of hard drives will limit shipments, pushing its fourth-quarter revenue far below what Wall Street had expected. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 20 points, or 1.6 percent, to 1,235. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 44 points, or 1.7 percent, to 2,603. Financial stocks fell sharply on fears that big banks could be damaged by the turmoil in the European financial system. Bank of America Corp. fell 4.3 percent, the most in the Dow.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. lost 2.7 percent, Morgan Stanley 5.5 percent. The warning from Moody’s helped deflate optimism about last week’s pact, which called for tougher fiscal discipline in countries the euro and greater oversight of national budgets by a central authority. The agreement does not address the heavy debt loads of many nations and their rising borrowing costs. Greece, Portugal and Ireland have had to accept bailouts.

who brought his complaint, including the “evidence,” to City Hall. “He said that a Waste Management (garbage) truck was leaking hydraulic fluid and left some on his driveway,” Cummins said. “He scraped it up and put it in a plastic bag and brought it to Katrina to show her.” The man, she said, was unable to prove that the truck left the fluid, and left, taking the evidence with him. Cummins said the service calls include sewer and utility problems, picking up fallen tree limbs, removing old sofas and appliances, garbage can problems and stray dogs. “We also get calls from people requesting information about the city or wanting maps,” she said. “And we have people who have visited the city and call and give us their impressions — what they liked, how they were treated.”

The type of service call, she said, depends on the season. Right now, the majority of the calls involve fallen limbs. Calls about sewer and utility problems are all the time. Last winter, Flagg said, she received a complaint about the heating system at DiamondJacks Casino. “An old man called and said it was too cold (in the casino) and wanted us to fix it,” she said. “I told him to just bundle up.” “During the summer, we had a lot of calls about snakes in homes and day cares,” Cummins said. “I’d never given any thought about snakes in buildings. We had such a hot summer that I guess the snakes were looking for any place they could go to get out of the sun.” When the Mississippi River rose to record heights in early May, cresting at 57.1 feet at Vicksburg, 14.1 feet above flood stage, many callers had different requests.

“We had people asking about cleaning up debris (after the flood),” Cummins said. “During the flood, we had people asking about shelters and housing.” Calls for service are followed up by work orders that are sent to the proper city department. Calls to remove such items as furniture or appliances require a special order, they said. The women later call the departments to ensure problems are being handled. “They’re very good about making sure we get the work orders,” said Percy Guy, a sewer department employee. “They keep me busy.” The bulk of the complaints they receive, Flagg said, involve utility bill problems. “We’ll get people screaming, ‘my bill was so much last month and now it’s higher this month,’” she said. “We transfer those calls directly to the water and gas office.” Flagg and Cummins said they applied for the action

line spots because they wanted to try something different. Flagg, who has a 5-year-old son, Ke’Shawn, worked at a convenience store in Vicksburg before joining the city. Her parents also work for the city. Her mother, Pamela Flagg, works for human resources, and her father, William Flagg, works at the water treatment plant. Cummins was a teacher’s assistant for 10 years in the Vicksburg Warren County School District, working with kindergartners and first-graders. She also has a family connection with the city. Her 82-year-old mother, Arveta Avant, is the assistant director of the Vicksburg Senior Center. “I like meeting the public,” Flagg said. “I was doing that where I was, but the atmosphere here is much better and the hours are better, which means I have more time to spend with my son. And the benefits are better.”

argues that the various legal challenges making their way through the system provide a reason to wait and see how other courts rule. In April, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a federal judge’s ruling halting enforcement of several provisions of Arizona’s S.B. 1070. Among the blocked provisions: requiring all immigrants to obtain or carry immigration registration papers; making it a state criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to seek work or hold a job; and allowing police to arrest suspected illegal immigrants without a

warrant. In October, the federal appeals court in Atlanta blocked parts of the Alabama law that forced public schools to check the immigration status of students and allowed police to file criminal charges against people who are unable to prove their citizenship. Lawsuits in South Carolina and Utah are not as far along. In other action today, the court: • Said it will decide whether a lawsuit attempting to shut down a new tribal casino in southwestern Michigan can move forward. The justices agreed to hear

from the government and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pattawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe. The tribe opened a casino this year in Wayland Township, 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. But casino foe David Patchak sued to close the casino down, challenging how the government placed the land in trust for the tribe. A federal judge threw out his lawsuit, but the U.S. Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit said it could move forward. The justices will hear arguments next year. • Temporarily stopped the deportation of a native of the Philippines because U.S. gov-

ernment officials won’t let him apply for an exception to the deportation rules. Joel Judulang has lived in the United States since 1974 as a lawful permanent resident. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and then was arrested for theft. The government began deportation proceedings and refused to let Judulang apply for an exception. The high court in a unanimous decision written by Justice Elena Kagan said that decision was “arbitrary and capricious.” Judulang’s case was sent back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing.

Parents still have to consent to corporal punishment and the overwhelming majority in Oktibbeha County schools do, he said. “And even with that, it can only be done by a certified person with a witness,” Covington said. The paddling is usually offered as an alternative to a suspension, he said, which would help the district keep up its average daily attendance and its gradua-

tion rate. Corporal punishment is still allowed in Hinds County schools, but the district is one of several that reported some use of corporal punishment in 2009-10 but none last year. The district has been focusing more on counseling and preventative measures,

spokesman John Neal said. Jackson Public Schools is being sued in federal court by a group of Murrah High School parents whose sons were whipped with a weight belt in basketball practice by their coach, Marlon Dorsey, despite a ban on corporal punishment in the district

since 1991. The parents had filed simple assault charges against Dorsey, but those charges were dismissed.

City Continued from Page A1. Cummins said. “They do an excellent job,” their supervisor, IT director Billy Gordon, said. “I tell them that all the time. It takes a special type of person to handle some of the calls they receive, and they do it very well.” Service requests come from two sources, the phone and e-mails through the city’s website. The action line also has been available through the city’s upgraded website since August, but Flagg and Cummins said few people use the website to contact them. “Most people prefer to call,” Cummins said. The women also get walk-in traffic from people seeking directions to a specific office in City Hall, visitors, or callers who come occasionally to match a face to a voice. “We have regular visitors,” Flagg said. “We had one man who came in every day and asked for a quarter.” There was also the man

Court Continued from Page A1. isn’t doing enough to address illegal immigration and that border states are suffering disproportionately. In urging the court to hear the immigration case, Arizona says the administration’s contention that states “are powerless to use their own resources to enforce federal immigration standards without the express blessing of the federal executive goes to the heart of our nation’s system of dual sovereignty and cooperative federalism.” Many other state and local governments have taken steps aimed at reducing the effects of illegal immigration, the state says. But the administration

Corporal Continued from Page A1. dences in 110 districts fell to 41,228 from 46,968 in 2009-10 and 57,953 the year before. Some school district officials have said they are trying to rely more on other forms of discipline. Oktibbeha County schools Superintendent James Covington said the discipline focus in his district is shifting to rewarding good behavior. Corporal punishment is used as a last resort, he said.

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

Edgar Green Jr. PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Edgar Green Jr. died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at his home in Panama City. He was 56. Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Sr. and Carnella Martin Green; and a brother, Julius Green. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Green of Panama City; two sons, Christopher Harris of Japan and Javon Green of Fayette; two daughters, Antionette Green and

Tricalyn Green, both of Fayette; two brothers, Cornelius Green of Jackson and Nelson Green of Port Gibson; seven sisters, Janice McGee, Inez Green and Linda Smith, all of Jackson, and Gwendolyn Green, Addie Fields, Everjean Small and Catherine Williams, all of Port Gibson; eight grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Christy Mathias, Clyde Mathias, Cleo Jo Mathias and Quentin Mathias, all of Panama City. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Antioch Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Daniel Cook officiating. Burial followed at McCay Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson.

PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

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Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the lower 40s; mostly sunny Tuesday, highs in the mid-60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy, lows in the lower 40s, highs in the mid-60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the lower 40s tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy, lows in the lower 40s, highs in the mid-60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 48º Low/past 24 hours............... 27º Average temperature......... 38º Normal this date................... 50º Record low..............12º in 1962 Record high............79º in 1931 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......2.21 inches Normal/year........ 48.63 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 6:51 A.M. Most active...............12:39 P.M. Active............................. 7:17 P.M. Most active.................. 1:04 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:58 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:58 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:55

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 37.5 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 22.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 21.6 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 21.0 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.4 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.1 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.1 River....................................84.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 43.2 Wednesday........................... 42.9 Thursday................................ 42.2 Memphis Tuesday.................................. 26.8 Wednesday........................... 26.9 Thursday................................ 27.0 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 42.7 Wednesday........................... 42.8 Thursday................................ 43.0 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 37.6 Wednesday........................... 37.6 Thursday................................ 37.7


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Obama, Iraqi leader to chart life after U.S. military WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in its final days, President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki were to meet at the White House today to discuss the next phase of the relationship between their countries. The withdrawal of all American troops on Dec. 31 marks the end of a nearly nine-year war that has been deeply divisive in both the U.S. and Iraq.

President Barack Obama

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

While Obama and al-Maliki have pledged to maintain

strong ties, the contours of the partnership between Washington and Baghdad remain murky, especially with Iran eager to assert influence over neighboring Iraq. And serious questions remain about Iraq’s capacity to stabilize both its politics and security. Yet the end of the war still marks a promise kept for Obama, one the White House is eager to promote. In addition to his meeting with al-

Maliki, Obama will mark the milestone Wednesday when he speaks to troops at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg. And he thanked service members and their families for their sacrifices when he attended the annual Army-Navy football game Saturday. The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has dwindled to about 6,000, down from 170,000 at the war’s peak in 2007. Today’s meeting between

Obama and al-Maliki is expected to focus heavily on how the U.S. and Iraq will continue to cooperate on security issues without the presence of American troops. Iraqi leaders have said they want U.S. military training help for their security forces but have been unable to agree on what type of help they’d like or what protections they would be willing to give American trainers. The White House said

Obama and al-Maliki will also discuss cooperation on energy, trade and education. Obama and al-Maliki will also hold a joint news conference at the White House, then lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Looming over the talks are concerns among U.S. officials over how Iraq’s relationship with Iran will develop with a significantly smaller U.S. presence in the region.

Va. Tech suspect’s family says they’re praying Noriega meets apathy on return to homeland RICHMOND, Va. — The family of the man authorities say shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer has offered condolences and prayers to the slain officer’s family. In an unsigned statement faxed Sunday to The Associated Press, the family of 22-year-old Ross Truett Ashley also requested that their privacy be respected. Investigators say Ashley on Thursday walked up to police officer Deriek Crouse on VirRoss Truett ginia Tech’s Ashley Blacksburg campus and fatally shot him. Ashley was found a short time later, dead of a selfinflicted gunshot wound. “The Ashley family would like to offer their condolences to the family of Officer Crouse,” the statement said. “Officer Crouse and his family are in their prayers.” The family, of Spotsylvania County, also said there would be no other statements.

Fed meeting will focus on clarifying methods WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It’s ready to go further still. A Fed policy meeting set for Tuesday will likely focus, in part, on an evolving plan to reveal the direction of interest rates more explicitly. The Fed may decide, for example, to regularly update the public on how long it plans to keep short-term rates at

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Deriek Crouse, a Virginia Tech officer who was shot and killed, and his wife, Tina

nation & world BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

record lows. The new communications strategy could be unveiled as soon as next month. Most analysts expect no announcements Tuesday about the new strategy or any further steps to try to strengthen the economy. They think the Fed wants to delay any new programs, such as additional bond purchases, to see if the economy can continue the modest gains it’s been making. Still, the U.S. economy remains vulnerable. So the Fed is keeping its options open. It’s already taken numerous unorthodox steps to try to lift the economy. December, for example, will mark three years since it cut its key rate, the federal funds rate, to a record low of between zero

and 0.25 percent. It has also bought more than $2 trillion in government bonds and mortgagebacked securities to try to cut long-term rates and lower borrowing costs.

Shops, schools shuttered in Syria BEIRUT — Syrians closed their businesses and kept children home from school in several parts of the country today in a show of civil disobedience against the regime as a new and fierce round of clashes between troops and army defectors spread, activists said. Amid the violence, President Bashar Assad’s regime pushed ahead with municipal elections that the opposition has dismissed as a meaningless concession that falls far short of their demands for Assad to give up power.

A call by opposition activists for an open-ended general strike, if widely heeded, could place added economic pressure on Assad’s regime at a time when it is already struggling with growing international sanctions.

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Manuel Noriega is back in his Panamanian homeland after nearly 22 years, sitting in a prison cell in a country he ruled as a personal fiefdom until U.S. troops invaded and hauled him off to a Florida jail. A few protesters gathered outside El Renacer prison as the 77-year-old former general was spirited inside Sunday night after an extradition flight from France, yet the mood among his countrymen seemed to be indifference. Officials escorted Noriega home on a jet that touched down Sunday afternoon. Noriega, who served 17 years in U.S. prison for drug trafficking and two years in France for a money-laundering conviction, now has begun serving three 20-year sentences for killings of political opponents in the 1980s. Officials whisked him into prison without letting anyone see him, a move that irritated some of the protesters outside.

Manuel Noriega

“ We a r e disappointed at the excessive security that kept us from seeing the prisoner,” said Aurelio Barria, a member of the old opposition

to Noriega. “Why not let him be seen?” Barria said.


nfl scoreboard New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10 New York Jets 37, Kansas City 10 Detroit 34, Minnesota 28

Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31, Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26, Miami 10 New England 34, Washington 27 Arizona 21, San Francisco 19

Denver 13, Chicago 10, OT San Diego 37, Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46, Oakland 16 New York Giants 37, Dallas 34 Tonight: St. Louis (2-10) at Seattle (5-7) 7:30 p.m., ESPN

INSIDE: NFL standings/B2; NFL Roundup/B3

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Schedule PREP BASKETBALL

VHS hosts Crystal Springs Tuesday, 6 p.m.

On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - The Seattle Seahawks host the lowly St. Louis Rams in an NFC West matchup that, surprisingly, has plenty of playoff implications.

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Lakers traded forward Lamar Odom and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night for a first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception, capping Los Angeles’ stunning breakup with last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. The Lakers and Mavericks reached a swift deal after Odom learned Thursday that Los Angeles was attempting to trade him for New Orleans guard Chris Paul. After the NBA blocked that trade, Odom declined to report to the Lakers’ training camp on Friday. Odom then requested a trade in a meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak, and the Lakers swung a deal with the rival Mavs, who swept Los Angeles out of the second round of last season’s playoffs. “To be honest with you, I don’t like it,” Lakers star Kobe Bryant said. “It’s hard when you’ve been through so many battles with players to just see them go somewhere else. It’s tough.”

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-9-5 La. Pick 4: 7-3-0-9 Weekly results: B2

JSU, Alcorn stumble on the road By The Associated Press

Broncos shock Bears with two late scores to steal win in OT/B3

South Alabama basketball player and former Vicksburg High star had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 102-62 win over Alcorn State on Sunday.

College basketball

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Brees threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ 22-17 victory.

Saints edge Titans to clinch playoff spot By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Drew Brees had plenty of time to reflect on his missed chances to score as he watched the Tennessee Titans nearly rally past his New Orleans Saints. The Titans reached the Saints 5 in their near comeback, but Jo-Lonn Dunbar sacked a scrambling Jake Locker as time expired to preserve New Orleans’ 22-17 win at Tennessee on Sunday. “You’re sitting there kicking yourself saying, ‘Man, it shouldn’t have come down to this,”’ Brees said. “Jake Locker came back in with a gutty performance, led them down and our defense came up with two big plays on the goal line to get us the victory.” Though New Orleans’ top-

Inside • NFL standings/B2 • Tebow rallies Denver past Chicago/B3 ranked offense struggled to reach the end zone for three quarters, Brees’ two touchdown passes to Marques Colston in the fourth quarter were just enough to help the Saints (10-3) seal their fifth straight victory and stay in control of the NFC South with three games left in the regular season. They clinched a playoff berth when the Chicago Bears lost in overtime to the Denver Broncos later Sunday. On third-and-6, Brees threw 35 yards to a wideopen Colston, who fell into the end zone with 12:39 to play. The Saints converted

two third downs on their next drive before Brees hit Colston on a 28-yard TD make it 22-10 with 7:01 left. Colston finished with 105 yards on seven catches. Brees was 36-for-47 for 337 yards and completed passes to nine different receivers. “It was a gut-check win for us,” New Orleans coach Sean Payton said. “A lot of things early on didn’t go our way. We had some calls that could have went either way. We just kept fighting and won a good game on the road against a good team.” Tennessee backup Locker threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington to cut New Orleans’ lead to 22-17 with 5:58 left. The Titans twice had the ball in the final minutes with a chance to win. The rookie quarterback entered the game with the

score 3-3 with 11:13 left in the second quarter. He replaced Matt Hasselbeck, who hurt his left calf trying to chase a tipped pass in the second quarter. Locker was 13-for-29 for 282 yards and a touchdown, and Washington finished with 130 yards and a TD on six catches. Locker hit Washington on an 18-yard pass on second down, and Chris Johnson ran 3 yards around the left end to convert a fourthand-1 to keep the Titans’ second-to-last drive alive. Faced with another fourth down at the Saints 24 with 2:18 left, Locker kept the ball. Though a replay seemed to show he picked up the needed yard, the officials ruled him down with no gain. Tennessee (7-6) held New See Saints, Page B3.

Giants stun Cowboys with late comeback By The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Eli Manning was steaming. A simple screen pass was tipped, bounced off the shoulder of a linebacker and was intercepted, setting up a touchdown that could’ve buried the New York Giants in this game, and this season. Only, he wouldn’t allow it. Manning channeled his anger into energy, leading the Giants to two touchdowns in the final 3:14 and Jason Pierre-Paul blocked a field goal in the closing seconds, giving New York a 37-34 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. “He was really upset over

the interception, but he comes right back and takes the field and away we go,” New York coach Tom Coughlin said. “Sometimes I wish I was in that huddle so I could hear what’s being said. He obviously made some great plays down the stretch.” Just like that, the Giants’ four-game losing streak was done. And the NFC East race is cracked open, with New York reclaiming the inside track. “It’s been a while since we’ve had that winning feeling,” said Manning, the former Ole Miss standout who pulled off his sixth See Giants, Page B3.

Allen Crabbe was late for California’s morning shootaround Sunday and temporarily lost his spot in the Golden Bears’ starting lineup as a result. It didn’t matter much. Crabbe came off the bench for the first time this season and had 17 points, nine coming during a big secondhalf run when Cal pulled away and coasted to a 73-46 win over Jackson State. “A simple mistake,” said Crabbe, who went 7-of-13 from the floor and finished in double figures for the fifth straight game and the seventh time this season. “It won’t happen again. You learn from it and move on.” Richard Solomon, Crabbe’s roommate and the Bears’ leading Kelsey rebounder, Howard was also late for the shootaround after missing the previous two games while suspended for conduct contrary to athletic department values. He, too, was on the bench to start the Jackson State game. That might have contributed to Cal’s slow start, but Crabbe, who added five rebounds and three assists, got the Bears rolling. They didn’t look back, posting their sixth win of 21 or more points this season. Jorge Gutierrez had seven points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for California (8-2). Jenirro Bush had 16 points for Jackson State (1-8), which has lost four straight. The Tigers matched the Bears’ quickness but shot just 34 percent from the floor. Former Vicksburg High star Kelsey Howard added 11 points for the Tigers, who will stay in Northern California to play Saint Mary’s on Tuesday. “We came out each half and were pretty competitive, (but) they wore us down,” JSU coach Tevester Anderson said. “Fatigue gets you out of your game.”

South Alabama 102, Alcorn State 62

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New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs scores a touchdown in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Jacobs added another touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give the Giants a 37-34 win.

Augustine Rubit scored a career-high 31 points and South Alabama routed Alcorn State on Sunday. All 11 players in uniform scored for the Jaguars (5-3), who reached 100 points for the first time since 2007. Antione Lundy had a career high with 18 points off the Jaguars’ bench. Former Vicksburg High star Mychal Ammons had 12 points and six rebounds. Twann Oakley scored 15 points and Kendrick McDonald added 11 for Alcorn State (1-7), which has lost all seven of its road games since beating Blue Mountain College 76-39 at home on Nov. 12.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - St. Louis at Seattle NHL 6 p.m. Versus - New Jersey at Tampa Bay COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FSN - Clemson at Arizona SOCCER 1:50 p.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Manchester City at Chelsea

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NFL Struggling Chiefs fire coach Haley KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs, one year removed from a playoff appearance, fired head coach Todd Haley today. The move is effective immediately, but the team did not name an interim coach. The Chiefs fell to 5-8 following Sunday’s 37-10 loss to the New York Jets. The team won the AFC West last season and are 19-27 in two seasons-plus under Haley. But a rash of injuries this year contributed to a bad start this season.

College football Auburn suspends Dyer for Chick-fil-A Bowl AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn tailback Mike Dyer has been suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules and won’t play in the Tigers’ bowl game. Auburn confirmed the suspension of the first-team All-Southeastern Conference player Sunday and said he will miss the Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 against Virginia. Dyer is the first Auburn back to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons.

Paterno breaks pelvis in fall at his home STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Joe Paterno fractured his pelvis again following a fall at his home but will not need surgery, a person close to the family told The Associated Press on Sunday. The former Penn State football coach was expected to make a full recovery after slipping Saturday and was admitted to the hospital the next day, the person added. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

College basketball Suspensions handed out for Xavier-Cincy brawl CINCINNATI — Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates got a six-game suspension Sunday for throwing punches during a game against No. 8 Xavier, and seven other players were suspended for their roles in a brawl that ended the annual crosstown rivalry game. Gates punched Xavier’s Kenny Frease in the face, causing a nasty gash below his left eye, and hit at least one other Musketeer during the fracas Saturday, which prompted the referees to call Xavier’s 76-53 victory with 9.4 seconds left. The Bearcats also gave Cheikh Mbodj and Octavius Ellis six-game suspensions. Ge’Lawn Guyn was suspended for one game. Xavier suspended point guard Tu Holloway for one game, guard Mark Lyons for two, and Dez Wells and Landen Amos for four games each.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 12 1965 — Chicago’s Gale Sayers scores six touchdowns with 336 combined yards to lead the Bears to a 61-20 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. 1987 — Guard Mookie Blaylock leads Oklahoma to an NCAArecord 33 steals with 13 in a 152-84 victory over Centenary. 2009 — Mark Ingram completes the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. 2010 — The inflatable roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, collapses overnight following a snow storm that dumps 17 inches on the city. The NFL is forced to shift the Giants-Vikings game to Detroit’s Ford Field on Monday night.

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scoreboard NAIA playoffs

nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

W New England...... 10 N.Y. Jets............. 8 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 4 W y-Houston........... 10 Tennessee.......... 7 Jacksonville........ 4 Indianapolis........ 0 W Baltimore............ 10 Pittsburgh........... 10 Cincinnati............ 7 Cleveland............ 4 W Denver................ 8 Oakland.............. 7 San Diego.......... 6 Kansas City........ 5

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W N.Y. Giants......... 7 Dallas.................. 7 Philadelphia........ 5 Washington......... 4

W x-New Orleans... 10 Atlanta................ 8 Carolina.............. 4 Tampa Bay......... 4 W y-Green Bay....... 13 Detroit................. 8 Chicago.............. 7 Minnesota........... 2

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PA 182 288 246 296

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W L T Pct y-San Francisco.10 3 0 .769 Arizona............... 6 7 0 .462 Seattle................ 5 7 0 .417 St. Louis............. 2 10 0 .167 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Week 14 Dec. 8 Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 Sunday’s Games New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10 N.Y. Jets 37, Kansas City 10 Detroit 34, Minnesota 28 Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31, Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26, Miami 10 New England 34, Washington 27 Arizona 21, San Francisco 19 Denver 13, Chicago 10, OT San Diego 37, Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46, Oakland 16 N.Y. Giants 37, Dallas 34 Today’s Game St. Louis at Seattle, 7:30 p.m. ——— Week 15 Thursday’s Game Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 New Orleans at Minnesota, Noon Seattle at Chicago, Noon Cincinnati at St. Louis, Noon Carolina at Houston, Noon Green Bay at Kansas City, Noon Tennessee at Indianapolis, Noon Miami at Buffalo, Noon Washington at N.Y. Giants, Noon Detroit at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 3:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.

SAINTS 22, TITANS 17

New Orleans Tennessee

3 3 3 13 — 22 0 3 7 7 — 17 First Quarter NO—FG Kasay 25, 9:54. Second Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 43, 6:37. NO—FG Kasay 29, :15. Third Quarter NO—FG Kasay 22, 3:51. Ten—Locker 6 run (Bironas kick), 2:19. Fourth Quarter NO—Colston 35 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 12:39. NO—Colston 28 pass from Brees (run failed), 7:01. Ten—Washington 40 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 5:58. A—69,143. ——— NO Ten First downs................................24........................17 Total Net Yards.......................437......................373 Rushes-yards.....................26-114...................17-59 Passing....................................323......................314 Punt Returns..........................3-18.....................4-34 Kickoff Returns.......................2-42...................5-121 Interceptions Ret......................0-0.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 36-47-0............... 18-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost.................2-14.....................2-12 Punts...................................5-49.8..................5-45.2 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards....................11-95.....................8-54 Time of Possession.............37:33...................22:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, Ivory 13-53, Sproles 5-33, P.Thomas 6-22, Brees 2-6. Tennessee, Locker 6-36, Johnson 11-23. PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 36-47-0-337. Tennessee, Locker 13-29-0-282, Hasselbeck 5-7-0-44. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Colston 7-105, Sproles 7-58, P.Thomas 6-35, Graham 5-55, Moore 4-20, Henderson 3-36, Collins 2-4, Meachem 1-15, Gilmore 1-9. Tennessee, Washington 6-130, Johnson 5-43, L.Hawkins 3-49, Williams 2-62, Stevens 1-31, Ringer 1-11. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

college football FCS playoffs

Semifinals Friday Montana vs. Sam Houston St., 7 p.m. Saturday Georgia Southern vs. North Dakota St., 1:30 p.m. Championship Jan. 7 At Frisco, Texas Semifinal winners, Noon ———

NCAA Division II playoffs

Championship Saturday At Florence, Ala. Pittsburg St. vs. Wayne St. (Mich.), 10 a.m. ———

NCAA Division III playoffs

Championship Friday At Salem, Va. Mount Union vs. Wisc.-Whitewater, 6 p.m. ———

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

college basketball Top 25 schedule

Sunday’s Games No. 16 Alabama 62, Detroit 54 Murray St. 76, No. 21 Memphis 72 No. 24 Illlinois 80, Coppin St. 63 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No. 14 Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. No. 17 Mississippi St. vs. Fla. Atlantic, 8 p.m. No. 20 Michigan vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Sunday’s Games California 73, Jackson St. 46 South Alabama 102, Alcorn St. 62 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Xavier-N.O. at William Carey, 7 p.m. Jackson St. at St. Mary’s, Calif., 7 p.m. Point University at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. Fla. Atlantic at Mississippi St., 8 p.m. ———

SEC schedule

Sunday’s Game Detroit Mercy at Alabama, 5 p.m. Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Fla. Atlantic at Mississippi St., 8 p.m. Presbyterian at South Carolina, 6 p.m. ———

C-USA schedule

Sunday’s Games Marshall 82, Iona 63 UTEP 73, New Mexico St. 69 Murray St. 76, Memphis 72 Tulane 59, Jacksonville St. 51 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games North Carolina A&T at Central Florida, 6 p.m. ———

SWAC schedule

Sunday’s Games California 73, Jackson St. 46 South Alabama 102, Alcorn St. 62 Today’s Game Southern at SE Louisiana, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Ark.-Pine Bluff at Michigan, 6 p.m. Point University at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 9 p.m.

Sunday’s Scores EAST Boston College 66, Stony Brook 51 Fairfield 58, New Hampshire 52 Quinnipiac 62, Vermont 58

SOUTH Alabama 62, Detroit 54 Alabama St. 88, Texas Wesleyan 80 Florida St. 75, UNC Greensboro 60 Furman 85, Jacksonville 79 Gallaudet 71, Penn St.-Berks 69 Marshall 82, Iona 63 Maryville (Tenn.) 93, NC Wesleyan 82, OT Murray St. 76, Memphis 72 NC State 65, NC Central 60 Randolph 52, Shenandoah 37 South Alabama 102, Alcorn St. 62 South Florida 83, Florida A&M 59 Tulane 59, Jacksonville St. 51 Virginia Tech 73, Norfolk St. 60 West Liberty 93, WV Wesleyan 90 Winthrop 79, Virginia-Wise 70

MIDWEST Albion 69, Denison 63 Dayton 72, SC-Upstate 68 Illinois 80, Coppin St. 63 Kansas St. 79, North Florida 68, OT W. Michigan 54, S. Illinois 43

SOUTHWEST FIU 58, Stephen F. Austin 56 UTEP 73, New Mexico St. 69

FAR WEST Cal St.-Fullerton 91, E. Washington 76 California 73, Jackson St. 46 Hawaii 74, UC Davis 61 Idaho 73, Seattle 62 UC Riverside 75, Montana St. 73 Washington St. 93, Santa Clara 55

CALIFORNIA 73, JACKSON ST. 46

JACKSON ST. (1-8) Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Bush 6-20 2-3 16, Howard 3-9 5-6 11, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 1-1 0-0 2, Ballard 0-0 0-0 0, Stewart 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 3-4 0-0 8, Readus 1-5 0-0 2, Sykes 0-0 0-0 0, Gregory 0-0 3-4 3. Totals 16-47 10-13 46. CALIFORNIA (8-2) Kamp 3-4 0-0 6, Kravish 0-3 1-2 1, Cobbs 2-4 5-6 9, Gutierrez 3-7 0-0 7, Smith 1-4 1-2 3, Solomon 3-3 0-1 6, Chalian 0-0 2-2 2, Bak 4-4 2-2 10, Filley 0-0 0-0 0, Powers 2-4 0-0 6, Crabbe 7-13 1-1 17, Murray 2-5 0-0 6, Thurman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-51 12-16 73. Halftime—California 31-19. 3-Point Goals—Jackson St. 4-9 (Williams 2-3, Bush 2-4, Stewart 0-1, Howard 0-1), California 7-18 (Powers 2-3, Murray 2-5, Crabbe 2-6, Gutierrez 1-3, Cobbs 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Jackson St. 23 (Bush 6), California 33 (Gutierrez 7). Assists—Jackson St. 8 (Lewis 3), California 24 (Gutierrez 10). Total Fouls—Jackson St. 15, California 10. A—7,856.

SOUTH ALABAMA 102, ALCORN ST. 62

ALCORN ST. (1-7) Brand 3-3 0-0 7, Francis 3-11 0-0 6, McDonald 4-13 3-3 11, Oakley 4-9 4-8 15, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 3-13 0-0 8, Tufono 0-2 0-0 0, Rimmer 2-4 3-4 7, Starks 2-4 0-2 4, Sullivan 1-4 2-4 4. Totals 22-64 12-2162. SOUTH ALABAMA (5-3) Rubit 13-22 5-6 31, Carter 3-5 0-2 6, Jones 2-11 0-0 6, Wright 1-1 0-0 2, Goldstein 5-7 0-0 12, Anderson 1-3 2-2 4, Diaz 1-4 2-2 5, Ammons 3-10 6-6 12, Hersey 1-2 2-2 4, Gowins 0-2 2-2 2, Lundy 7-8 4-6 18. Totals 37-75 23-28 102. Halftime—South Alabama 47-22. 3-Point Goals—Alcorn St. 6-18 (Oakley 3-4, Hawkins 2-6, Brand 1-1, Sullivan 0-1, McDonald 0-2, Tufono 0-2, Rimmer 0-2), South Alabama 5-13 (Goldstein 2-4, Jones 2-8, Diaz 1-1). Fouled Out— Starks, Sullivan. Rebounds—Alcorn St. 31 (Sullivan 7), South Alabama 53 (Rubit 10). Assists— Alcorn St. 11 (McDonald 3), South Alabama 21 (Anderson 5). Total Fouls—Alcorn St. 20, South Alabama 15.

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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.

30 30 30 30

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.

2 2 2 2 2 2

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 GoDaddy.com 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

women’s basketball

Southeast Division

Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Sunday’s Games No. 1 Baylor 73, St. John’s 59 No. 5 Maryland 78, George Mason 50 No. 6 Duke 93, S.C.-Upstate 35 No. 7 Tennessee 84, No. 20 DePaul 61 No. 8 Texas A&M 68, TCU 56 No. 10 Kentucky 101, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 43 No. 12 Purdue 75, Central Michigan 62 No. 17 Penn St. 76, Md.-Eastern Shore 51 No. 18 North Carolina 93, ETSU 77 No. 19 Georgetown 59, George Washington 50 No. 22 Delaware 70, Wake Forest 57 No. 24 Oklahoma 72, Milwaukee 50 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No. 8 Texas A&M at No. 11 Rutgers, 6 p.m. No. 17 Penn St. vs. Southern, 6:30 p.m. No. 20 DePaul at Princeton, 6 p.m.

Sunday’s Scores EAST

SOUTH

MIDWEST

SOUTHWEST

FAR WEST Arizona 66, Long Beach St. 42 Boise St. 72, New Mexico St. 57 Colorado St. 73, Maryville (Mo.) 35 Denver 89, Oregon 65 Fresno St. 70, CS Northridge 61 Gonzaga 70, Montana 54 San Diego 77, Pacific 57 Seattle 69, Portland 55 UC Irvine 81, Sacramento St. 75 Washington St. 74, UC Riverside 35

nhl OT 3 4 4 1 6

Pts 39 38 38 29 24

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............28 Toronto............29 Buffalo.............29 Montreal...........30 Ottawa.............30

W 18 15 15 12 13

L 9 11 12 11 13

OT 1 3 2 7 4

Pts 37 33 32 31 30

Pts 37 31 30 26 22

GP Chicago...........30 Detroit..............28 St. Louis..........29 Nashville..........29 Columbus........29

W 18 18 17 14 8

L 8 9 9 11 17

OT 4 1 3 4 4

Pts 40 37 37 32 20

Northwest Division

GP Minnesota........30 Vancouver.......29 Edmonton........30 Calgary............29 Colorado..........30

W 20 18 14 14 13

L 7 10 13 13 16

OT 3 1 3 2 1

Pts 43 37 31 30 27

W L 16 11 15 11 15 10 13 12 8 16 for a win,

OT 1 3 2 4 5 one

GF 101 83 94 71 62

GA 81 60 75 80 88

GF GA 94 59 91 94 79 79 74 77 91 105

GF GA 82 77 88 89 82 92 75 96 79 108

GF GA 99 92 89 62 71 62 77 79 71 99 GF GA 79 64 97 71 83 80 73 80 78 91

Pts GF GA 33 73 78 33 77 76 32 75 64 30 65 67 21 67 95 point for over-

LOTTERY

Nicholls St. 69, Texas Southern 48 Oklahoma 72, Milwaukee 50 Texas A&M 68, TCU 53

L 7 6 9 13 12

OT 5 1 4 2 4

——— Sunday’s Games Chicago 3, San Jose 2, OT N.Y. Rangers 6, Florida 1 Today’s Games New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Los Angeles at Boston, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 6 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Bowling Green 83, Jacksonville 53 Cent. Michigan 75, Purdue 62 Drake 65, Wisconsin 54 E. Michigan 77, Michigan 64 Indiana 65, IUPUI 64 Iowa St. 77, Mississippi Valley St. 47 Minnesota 75, Alcorn St. 46 Missouri St. 78, North Texas 67

W 18 17 17 14 9

L 9 12 12 15 18

Pacific Division

American U. 55, Troy 45 Central Florida 62, Savannah St. 48 Delaware 70, Wake Forest 57 Duke 93, SC-Upstate 35 Georgia Tech 58, Middle Tennessee 42 Howard 60, Navy 50 Kentucky 101, Ark.-Pine Bluff 43 LSU 67, Alabama St. 35 Louisiana Tech 63, Mississippi St. 62 Louisiana-Lafayette 63, SE Louisiana 54, OT Maryland 78, George Mason 50 North Carolina St. 79, Alabama 57 North Carolina 93, ETSU 77 South Carolina 72, Furman 33 Stetson 82, Bethune-Cookman 64 Tennessee 84, DePaul 61 Tulane 66, Southern U. 59 Virginia Tech 70, NC Central 52

GP Philadelphia.....28 N.Y. Rangers...27 Pittsburgh........30 New Jersey.....28 N.Y. Islanders..27

W 16 15 13 12 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP Dallas...............28 Phoenix............29 San Jose.........27 Los Angeles....29 Anaheim..........29 NOTE: Two points time loss.

Baylor 73, St. John’s 59 Bryant 56, Lafayette 48 Georgetown 59, George Washington 50 Penn St. 76, Md.-Eastern Shore 51 Rider 60, NJIT 50 UMass 63, Maine 54

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Florida..............30 Washington......28 Winnipeg..........29 Tampa Bay......29 Carolina...........31

Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-5 La. Pick 4: 7-3-0-9 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: 1-2-1 La. Pick 4: 0-3-8-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-8-7 La. Pick 4: 8-6-0-3 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


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Tebow does it again for Denver By The Associated Press Wild wins are becoming routine for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Matt Prater’s 51-yard field goal 6 1/2 minutes into overtime gave the Broncos a 13-10 victory over the stunned Chicago Bears on Sunday. Prater’s 59-yarder with 3 seconds left in regulation tied the score after Tebow led another rally. After failing to score on their first dozen possessions, the Broncos (8-5) erased a 10-0 deficit in the final 2:08 of regulation. It was Denver’s sixth straight win and seventh in eight games since Tebow was promoted to starter. The Broncos have trailed in the second half in six of those victories. This latest comeback put Denver in sole possession of first place in the AFC West after Oakland’s 46-16 drubbing at Green Bay. “Never say never,” wide receiver Eric Decker said. “That’s a great characteristic of this team. ... Again it wasn’t pretty. But again in the fourth quarter, we found a way to make some plays. Matt Prater, man, the kid can boom it.”

Texans 20, Bengals 19 Rookie T.J. Yates led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history, throwing a 6-yard

touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a one-point victory that brought the first playoff berth in franchise history. With their seventh straight win, the Texans (10-3) moved to the threshold of their first playoff berth. They clinched the AFC South title a few minutes later when Tennessee lost to New Orleans.

rookie Julio Jones and Atlanta (8-5) erased a 16-point deficit to beat Carolina (4-8)

Jets 37, Chiefs 10 Mark Sanchez threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as the Jets (8-5) thrashed Kansas City (5-8) and kept pace in the AFC playoff race.

Lions 34, Vikings 28

Patriots 34, Redskins 27 Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight end as New England (10-3) won its fifth straight. Washington (4-9) has lost eight of its last nine.

Ravens 24, Colts 10 Terrell Suggs had three sacks and forced three fumbles to keep Indianapolis winless. Baltimore (10-3) limited the Colts (0-13) to 167 yards — 53 through three quarters. Dan Orlovsky threw a TD pass to Jacob Tamme on the game’s final play for the Colts.

Backup quarterback Joe Webb fumbled deep in Lions territory in the final seconds, and Detroit (8-5) escaped with a much-needed victory.

Packers 46, Raiders 16 Aaron Rodgers threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns in less than three full quarters worth of work, Ryan Grant had two touchdowns rushing and the Packers (13-0) remained perfect with a rout of Oakland (7-6).

Eagles 26, Dolphins 10 Philadelphia (5-8) forced three turnovers while scoring four times during a nine-minute span in the second quarter and totaled nine sacks to beat Miami (4-9).

Falcons 31, Panthers 23

Chargers 37, Bills 10

Matt Ryan threw two fourthquarter touchdown passes to

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to

two in a row, both in dramatic, frustrating fashion that involved missed kicks by rookie Dan Bailey, who’d been so good for so long this season. The Cowboys also lost running back DeMarco Murray to a broken right ankle, ending his record-setting rookie season. “We certainly know we’ve got our work cut out for us,” team owner Jerry Jones said in a brief statement. Neither team led by more than five points for most of this back-and-forth game until Tony Romo threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with no one else around. He strutted into the end zone, putting Dallas up 34-22 with 5:41 left. Yet instead of that ending the excitement, the fun was

just beginning. Manning mounted an eightplay, 80-yard drive capped by an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jake Ballard. The play had to withstand a video review to make sure he really got the ball past the front of the goal line before his knee landed inches shy of the stripe. New York’s defense followed with a three-and-out, and the Giants got another break when Dallas’ usually reliable punter, Mat McBriar, had a 33-yarder, letting Manning take over at his 42 with 2:12 left. Two penalties on the Cowboys’ defense helped, as did completions of 21 and 18 yards to Ballard. Brandon Jacobs scored on a 1-yard run with 51 seconds left and D.J. Ware followed with the

The associated press

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow throws a pass in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Tebow led two scoring drives in the last three minutes of regulation, and the Broncos won 13-10 in overtime. Antonio Gates, and San Diego (6-7) beat Buffalo (5-8) to keep its playoff hopes alive. Buffalo lost its sixth straight game and was eliminated from playoff contention for the 12th straight year.

Cardinals 21, 49ers 19

Jags 41, Buccaneers 14

John Skelton threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and Arizona (6-7) rallied to hand San Francisco (10-3) just its third loss of the season.

Maurice Jones-Drew scored four times, and Jacksonville (4-9) rolled up 41 unanswered points to rout Tampa Bay (4-9).

2-point conversion. Romo still had 46 seconds left. He hit Miles Austin for gains of 22 and 23 yards to set up Bailey for a 47-yard field goal that would force overtime. The rookie who’d made four winning kicks, but was coming off a game-losing debacle the previous week, split the uprights — only it

didn’t count because Coughlin called a timeout. On the do-over, Bailey’s kick was clipped by the outstretched arms of PierrePaul. He’d been a disruption all night, sacking Romo for a safety early in the game and forcing a fumble in the second quarter. “This one’s going to hurt,

it’s going to sting, but we’ve got to figure out how to do things a little better and play our best game of the season next week,” said Romo, who was 21-of-31 passing for 321 yards and four touchdowns, two of them in the fourth quarter. “We need to get a win next week and get back going.”

Giants Continued from Page B1. fourth-quarter win this season. “It’s good to have excited guys with a lot of smiles in the locker room.” New York’s recent skid was filled mostly with narrow losses to division leaders. The Giants (7-6) appeared headed to another setback trailing 34-22 with 5:41 left, but a series of clutch plays on their part and meltdowns by Dallas changed everything. The teams are tied, with the Cowboys headed to the Meadowlands for a season-ending rematch on New Year’s Day. “We knew what was on the line,” Cowboys linebacker Bradie James said. “But those guys made one more play than we did.” Dallas has gone from winning four straight to losing

Saints Continued from Page B1. Orleans on the next drive, and Washington caught a 40-yard pass from Locker with 27 seconds left, setting up another chance for a Titans rally. Locker spiked the ball at the Saints 5 to stop the clock, but his pass on second down to Marc Mariani in the end zone was batted down by Tracy Porter before Dunbar’s sack ended the game. Their loss allowed the Houston Texans, which won at Cincinnati on Sunday, to clinch the AFC South and kept them from gaining any ground in a crowded race for the second AFC wildcard spot. “As bad as this one’s going to hurt ... we can’t let this one cost us any more games,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “We have three games, we have to win all three games.” Penalties and other mistakes kept New Orleans’ league-leading offense from getting any rhythm through three quarters, and three times the Saints got within 11 yards of the end zone only to settle for a field goal. John Kasay kicked field goals of 29, 25 and 22 yards to help the Saints build a 9-3 third-quarter lead. The Saints also missed another scoring opportunity early in the first half. Darren Sproles returned a punt 82 yards to the end zone, but the score was negated on a holding call on Dunbar.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Red Planet” — As Earth dies, a team of American astronauts, Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss and Tom Sizemore, tries to colonize Mars to save mankind./5:30 on SYFY n SPORTS NFL — The Seattle Seahawks (5-7), still very much alive in the NFC playoff race, host the hapless St. Louis Rams (2-10) in a West Division matchup tonight./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Hawaii Five-0” — On the night before Chin Ho’s wedVal Kilmer ding, the team’s investigation into a man left to die in an abandoned bunker intersects with Capt. Fryer’s case./9 on CBS

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 Bob Barker, former game show host, 88; Edward Koch, former New York City mayor, 87; Connie Francis, singer, 74; Dionne Warwick, singer, 71; Cathy Rigby, gymnast-actress, 59; Sheila E., singer-musician, 54; Jennifer Connelly, actress, 41; Hank Williams III, country singer, 39; Mayim Bialik, actress, 36; Bridget Hall, model, 34. n DEATH Cardinal John Foley — The cardinal who for 25 years was the voice for American viewers of the Vatican’s Christmas Midnight Mass and who led an ancient Catholic order in the Holy Land died Sunday at 76. Foley died at the Villa St. Joseph in suburban Darby, Pa., the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said. The cause of death was not given.

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Streep covers Vogue for first time Meryl Streep might be considered one of the finest actresses around, yet she says she believed her career was over 20 years ago. Streep, now 62, tells Vogue magazine she was offered three different roles to play a witch after turning 40. She believed it meant women in her age group were “grotesque on some level,” and told her husband “it’s over.” Streep graces the January cover of Vogue magazine for the first time and Meryl Streep on the jokes in the magazine she’s the “oldest cover of Vogue person” to do so. Next, she plays the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the new film “Iron Lady.” She’ll portray Thatcher from age 49 to 85. The film opens January 13. The January issue of Vogue goes on sale Dec. 20.

Ernie, Cindy claim $1M prize on ‘Race’ “The Amazing Race” took its final three teams on a frantic scramble through Atlanta during Sunday’s conclusion of the CBS competition show. In the end, it was Ernie Halvorsen and his fiancee, Cindy Chiang, both from Chicago, who crossed the finish line at Atlanta’s historic Swan House to win the $1 million prize. In second place were Californians Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi. In third place were former NFL player Marcus Pollard and his wife, Amani, from Pine Cindy Chiang and Ernie Mountain, Ga. Halvorsen During this last leg of the round-the-world race, the couples were required to land a jetliner in a flight simulator, find “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell’s home, and plot their 40,000-mile odyssey on a giant world map erected high above the parking lot at Turner Field.

‘Face the Nation’ to expand to 1 hour The CBS Sunday political talk show “Face the Nation” will soon match its rivals in length. Anchor Bob Schieffer said Sunday that the show will become an hour in April. It currently airs for a half an hour. Both of its competitors, NBC’s “Meet the Press” and ABC’s “This Week,” are already an hour in length. CBS is making the change at a time “Face the Nation” has been doing well in the ratings. Schieffer didn’t mention it, but it’s not entirely certain the change will be permanent. CBS News President David Rhodes says the extended length will last at least through the political conventions next summer, and then be evaluated.

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Town names spelled wrongly on signs State transportation officials are apologizing for putting up street signs in Haverhill, Mass., that misspell the names of nearby communities. The signs direct drivers to “Plastow” N.H. on Route 125, and to “Merrimack” Mass. on Route 110. The New Hampshire community is actually spelled Plaistow. And although there is a Merrimack, N.H., the Massachusetts community with a similar name is spelled Merrimac, without the “k.” State highway officials believe the signs were recently installed and that spelling errors were made during their manufacture.

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Rare 1787 gold coin fetches $7.4M in N.O. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An exceedingly rare 1787 gold Brasher doubloon has been sold for $7.4 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a gold coin. Blanchard and Co., the New Orleans-based coin and precious metals company that brokered the deal, told The Associated Press the doubloon was purchased by a Wall Street investment firm. Identities of the buyer and seller were not disclosed. Minted by Ephraim Brasher, a goldsmith and neighbor of George Washington, the coin contains 26.66 grams of gold — slightly less than an ounce. Worth about $15 when it was minted, the gold value today

A 1787 gold Brasher doubloon would be more than $1,500. It is the only known example of the doubloon with a distinctive hallmark punch on the eagle’s breast; five other known doubloons have a punch on the

U.S. Lowe’s faces backlash for pulling ads from show LOS ANGELES (AP) — The senator sent a letter outLowe’s Home Improvement lining his complaints to Lowe’s Chief Executive has found itself facing a back- The show premiered last Officer Robert lash after the month and chronicles A. Niblock. “The show retail giant pulled ads from the lives of five families is about what a reality show from Dearborn, Mich., it’s like to be a Muslim in about Ameria Detroit suburb with a America, and can Muslims. The retail large Muslim and Arab- it touches on the discriminagiant stopped American population. tion they someadvertising times face. And on TLC’s “AllAmerican Muslim” after a con- that kind of discrimination is servative group known as the exactly what’s happening here Florida Family Association with Lowe’s,” Lieu said. The Florida group sent three complained, saying the program was “propaganda that e-mails to its members, asking riskily hides the Islamic agen- them to petition Lowe’s to pull da’s clear and present danger its advertising. to American liberties and traditional values.” The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population. A state senator from Southern California said Sunday he was considering calling for a boycott. Calling the Lowe’s decision “un-American” and “naked religious bigotry,” Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press he would also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads.

eagle’s left wing. The Brasher doubloon is considered the first Americanmade gold coin denominated in dollars; the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia didn’t begin striking coins until the 1790s, and foreign coins of various currencies were in use in the nation’s early years. At Blanchard’s New Orleans headquarters Friday, the doubloon sat sealed in a protective case on an office table surrounded by three armed guards. Elevators were shut off to the 19th floor of a downtown office building housing Blanchard’s offices, and doors inside the office were locked. The coin, which is smaller than a half dollar but heavier,

was to be delivered by armored vehicle to the buyer over the weekend. Blanchard has brokered the sale of other extremely rare and valuable U.S. coins, including a 1913 Liberty Head nickel that sold for $3 million. The Brasher doubloon last changed hands in 2004 for $3 million. About six weeks ago, the doubloon was sent to John Albanese of Certified Acceptance Corp. for grading and authentication. Albanese is a consulting partner for Blanchard and well-established in the coin grading field. Albanese said he offered $5.5 million for the coin more than three years ago — and the offer was rejected.


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Woman ready to end friendship that’s past its prime Dear Abby: I am a gay woman. My partner, “Jenny,” and I have been friends with another couple for 15 years. Over the last year I have come to realize that I no longer want to be friends with them. One of them has been particularly unkind to me, and frankly, we don’t have a lot in common. Jenny is uncomfortable with my decision and wants me to talk to them to discuss my feelings. They have already asked her if there’s a problem. If I talk to them, I’m sure they will be offended by what I have to say because I didn’t say anything when the issues first arose. I’m not good at confrontation, and it’s hard for me to tell someone my feelings

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are hurt. The bottom line is, I want out of this couple’s friendship. But I need to do it in a way that’s OK with Jen. I met the couple through her, and she wants to continue her friendship with them. Please help. — Moving On in Georgia Dear Moving On: It would not be confrontational to tell them that while you have

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There is a good chance that the kind of friends you like to hang out with will shift in the year ahead. People with a practical look to the future might draw you into their circle. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — An ambitious objective isn’t apt to be fulfilled, because it’s likely that you’ll only be willing to wish for what you want but not eager to work for it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you hear about something that sounds wonderful but requires a large outlay of cash, don’t jump in without first checking out its bona fides. Naivete could cost a bundle. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Someone on whom you’re counting for help in concluding a very complicated matter might let you down. You could be in trouble unless you have a backup plan ready, just in case. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A job you’ve been putting off for quite some time might become a thorn in your side. Don’t waste any more time making excuses — get down to business as promptly as possible. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Wanting things and being able to afford them are two entirely different matters. Don’t let your extravagant whims overwhelm your common sense and land you in debt. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Some of your objectives aren’t likely to be achieved, because it isn’t likely that you’ll get organized or be persistent enough to do what it takes to realize your aims. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be very careful of what you voice about others, even those who might deserve being put in his or her place. Unfortunately, what you say and how you say it could make you look bad. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If being friends with someone is predicated purely upon what they can do for you, the relationship is likely to fall flat. It might be wise to examine your reasons for this kind of behavior. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — It wouldn’t be smart to get into a finger-pointing contest with an associate at work, because there is no way it will make either of you smell nice. The bad odor could even affect your career. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It doesn’t matter if it happens at work or in a social setting, arguing political intrigues is likely to cause you some problems. Don’t be jockeyed into feeling you must participate. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — The change that you’ve been fervidly awaiting might happen at last, but once it does, you could wonder why it was something you thought you wanted. Make the best of things. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Before you lash out about some unflattering things being said about you, perhaps it might be wise to check it out first. What is told to you might have no basis in fact.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’d really like your opinion. I am 5 feet 5 inches and weigh 103 pounds. I’d like to get down to double digits (99 pounds), but my friends and family think I’m already too thin and need to gain four pounds instead of losing four pounds. My best friend says that I’m anorexic. Even though I don’t eat breakfast or lunch, I try to eat a balanced supper. I tried eating a light lunch, but I had to stop because I was really feeling guilty. Please tell my friend I’m not anorexic because anorexics do not eat well-balanced suppers. I’m just on a diet. — Nameless, Charlotte, N.C. Nameless: Your letter worries me. I don’t know if you are anorexic — it’s not my place to make a diagnosis — but something is clearly going on with you regarding food and weight that contains many of the warning signs of an eating disorder. Why do you want to weigh 99 pounds? What made you feel guilty about eating a light lunch? Even though you’re very thin, do you feel that you weigh too much? I urge you to discuss your eating patterns with your parents and ask them to make an appointment for you with a mental health professional who specializes in weight issues. You need some sound advice about nutrition and health. I fear that you’re pushing yourself in the wrong direction. I have been advised by several dietitians that a well-balanced, nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of the day for maintaining good health. Dr. Wallace: My parents both have bad tempers and they often get into heated discussions. When that happens, they try and drag me into the argument by asking me whom I think is right. Most of the time it’s my dad who is right, but if I say that, my mom gets upset with me. I can’t win! I try not to get involved when they argue, but somehow I’m dragged into it. I’m getting tired of being the scapegoat. Now I know how a referee feels. Help! — Nameless, Geneva, Ill. Nameless: Parents should never drag their children into their arguments, let alone make them act as referees. Whenever you sense a heated discussion coming on, make yourself scarce. If possible, leave the house. If you can’t do that, at least go to your room. Mom and Dad will have to learn to settle their own disputes. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

known each other for a long time, you feel you have grown apart. You should also mention that your feelings were hurt when one of them said “( ).” At least that way they will understand why you have disappeared, and Jenny won’t be left with the responsibility of explaining it to them. Dear Abby: I love the holiday season, but I often feel the blues and get a little depressed. I lost my father on Christmas Day several years ago and have since lost a brother to cancer. I’m tired of feeling this way when this is the season to be merry. What can I do? — Another Blue Christmas in South Carolina Dear Blue: I am sorry for

your losses. Because of your father’s death on Christmas Day, it might always bring some sense of loss. However, an effective way to distract yourself would be to spend time in the company of friends who understand your feelings. Another would be to volunteer at a senior center, shelter or food distribution program. Helping someone else through a difficult time is the surest cure for the blues. Please give it a try.

• 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 Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Laser treatment makes varicose veins less visible Dear Doctor K: I have unsightly varicose veins on my legs. Is there any way to get rid of them? And can I prevent new ones from forming? Dear Reader: Varicose veins are very common, and as in your case, they’re usually found in the legs. They can look blue, swollen or stretched out, kinked or twisted. It sounds like your varicose veins are not causing any symptoms — such as aching, swelling or itching. In most people, they rarely cause symptoms; they’re just unattractive. What are they, and what can you do about them? Veins are the blood vessels that return blood to the heart. Varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin’s surface get damaged. They become swollen and fill with too much blood. They get swollen because their valves get weak. Veins in the legs are designed to carry blood upward from your legs to your heart. Here’s the problem: We’re on our feet a lot of the day. Whenever we are standing, the blood in our leg veins — the blood that wants to go up to the heart — is being pulled down by gravity. To counteract that, we are born with valves in our veins that let blood flow through them in just one direction — upward to the heart. When those valves get weak, gravity pulls blood downward, making the veins swell. Varicose veins run in families. They’re more common in women in general, pregnant women and obese people. They are more common in pregnant women and obese people because both conditions cause pressure to rise in the leg veins. In pregnancy, the uterus and the fetus inside it often press against the veins carrying blood from the legs to the heart. That makes it harder for the blood to go upward, and so causes the veins to swell. If your occupation requires uninterrupted standing (a waitress or a nurse, for example), this also increases your risk of varicose veins. There aren’t many things you can do to prevent varicose veins. Maintaining a normal weight and avoiding standing for long periods will help. But you might still develop varicose veins if they run in your family. If you already have varicose veins, you can help to prevent symptom flare-ups. Periodically lie down or sit down with your legs raised above chest level. You can also wear support stockings or compression

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.

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stockings when you walk or stand for long periods of time. The stockings prevent blood from pooling in the veins. There are two treatment options. One is sclerotherapy, which involves (strange as it might sound) injecting an irritating substance into the affected vein. This causes the vein to scar and shut down. Your other option is laser therapy, which can remove small, superficial, spider-like veins, and is effective for even the smallest varicose veins. Lasers placed inside very large varicose veins also can be effective. A vascular medicine specialist can determine the best treatment for you.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.

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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.

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.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

19. Garage & Yard Sales What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

20. Hunting

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

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales 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.

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

24. Business Services

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I CLEAN HOMES! Over 35 years experience. Excellent references. 601-6312482, 601-831-6052.

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

PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

24. Business Services DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM Duplex, $400. 4 bedroom duplex, $500. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

Chris Steele/ Owner

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

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THE COVE Stop looking, Start living!

Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished. 601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

Child’s Name:____________________________ Birthdate:_____________________________ Phone:________________________________ Return photo to: Name:_______________________________ Address:______________________________ City:__________________________________ State:____________________Zip:_________ Circle One: Boy Girl Cost is $20 per photo or $35 for twins The deadline is Tuesday, December 15th, 3pm Publishes on December 25th No scanned or copied photos!

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

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

34. Houses For Sale

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

601-634-8928 www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

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

30. Houses For Rent

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

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $650 monthly. 601-631-1942.

Just bring or mail your child’s photo along with completed form to: THE VICKSBURG POST Attention: Classifieds P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

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

33. Commercial Property

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER!

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

VERY NICE 5 bedroom, 3 bath. New hardwood floors on ½ acre lot. Asking $65,000. 601-618-8612.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, with washer/ dryer hook-up, refrigerator, stove and fenced yard. $450 month, $250 security deposit. 601638-0133.

Baby’s First Christmas

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

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

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

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

34. Houses For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC

26. For Rent Or Lease

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

601-636-6490

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Looking for a new home? Check our online listings today. Just go to www.vicksburgpost.com

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

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502 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!

1-800-826-8104

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.

40. Cars & Trucks DECEMBER DEAL!

2002 Ford Escape $850 Down $163 Bi -Weekly Gary’s Cars 601-883-9995 Garyscfl.com 2002 CAMRY XLE. Black, asking $7500. 1997 Honda Accord, Silver, asking $3000. 601-630-5091.

AUTO WORLD'S ROCK-BOTTOM CHRISTMAS SALE! George Carr Rental building. 601-831-2000 after 3pm.

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

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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

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

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Fixer-Uppers for people with a plan!

Do you know exactly what you want in a home? Do you long for unique surroundings that perfectly reflect your style? Find the home of your dreams in the Vicksburg Post Classifieds

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

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com


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