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Health booster sets new goal to ban public-building puffing By Manivanh Chanprasith

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healthy eating all contribute to chronic illnesses that come later in life.” Fondren said she has A community health advoapproached Vicksburg cate and local gym owner is Mayor Paul Winfield about seeking a ban on smoking on her intentions to campaign all tax-paid properties and against smoking on taxfacilities in Vicksburg. payers’ property and plans “Smoking kills people,” Linda to address the full Board the 55-year-old Linda FonFondren of Mayor and Aldermen as dren, who has been featured well as the Warren County Board of on national television for her free Supervisors after the holidays. weight-loss campaigns, told Vicks“I have been to many other cities, burg’s Port City Kiwanis Club Thursand I see what they are doing to day. “This is about healthy living and healthy lifestyles. Smoking, the lack of physical activity, the lack of See Smoking, Page A9.

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A smoker puffs in front of the Warren County Courthouse; in the background, another stands on the front steps.


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A Vicksburg woman who pleaded no-contest last month to charges that she injured her 19-day-old baby will go to state prison for eight years, a judge ordered Thursday as he cited a previous case in which a child in her care had been injured. Kristen Elizabeth Walter, 26, 7094 Oak Ridge Road, admitted at her pre-sentencing hearing Dec. 3 that she was under the influence of methamphetamine on July 5, 2009, when she caused the injuries to her baby girl that included twist fractures of


TODAY IN HISTORY 1830: South American patriot Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia. 1903: Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conduct the first successful manned powered-airplane flights, near Kitty Hawk, N.C., using their experimental craft. 1957: The United States successfully test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time. 1969: The U.S. Air Force closes its Project “Blue Book” by concluding there is no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings. 1975: Lynette Fromme is sentenced in Sacramento, Calif., to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Gerald R. Ford. 2005: President George W. Bush, in his weekly radio address, acknowledges he’d personally authorized a secret eavesdropping program in the U.S. following 9/11, calling it “crucial to our national security.”

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County woman headed to prison for infant’s injury the arm and leg, a skull fracture and bruising. She pleaded no-contest to the charges on Nov. 19. “This is a Kristen difficult case,” Walter Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick said Thursday, adding that in trying to determine a fair sentence for Walter he had to look not just at the facts of her life but also at her baby’s. “I believe you have some issues,” he said, citing a hisSee Walter, Page A9.

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By Manivanh Chanprasith An empty water tower above Vicksburg Compress buildings at 2400 Levee St., railroad tracks and cars is coming down. The tower, built in the 1940s to hold water for fire suppression, is rusting and in danger of falling, Leland Speed, a Madison insurance and real estate agent representing the owner, told the city’s Board of Architectural Review. “We would like to remove this structure because it’s no longer utilized ... and it poses a danger to anybody that goes around the back side of the building because

of the condition it’s in now,” Speed told the board before receiving unanimous approval. Leland “It has Speed deteriorated over time and it poses a public hazard,” board member Dorwin Shields said. The property’s owner, Vicksburg Compress, will use it for a self-storage facility, Speed said. The compress facility, which covers about 22 acres near where the Yazoo Diversion Canal meets the Mis-

sissippi River and dates to 1903, formerly housed a cotton gin press, 13 warehouses and sheds with about 340,000 square feet of storage space. It has have been in poor shape because of water damage and asbestos following years of vacancy because its owners, investors from New York City, had gotten out of the cotton-trading business, said Speed, a nephew of former Mississippi Development Authority Leland R. Speed. The younger Speed said demolishing some structures and restoring others will make way for the prop-

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WASHINGTON — A massive bipartisan tax package preventing a big New Year’s Day tax hike for millions of Americans is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signaGiant ture today. spending The meabill still on sure would table extend tax cuts for families at every income level, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and enact a new one-year cut in Social Security taxes that would benefit nearly every worker who earns a wage. The president was expected to sign the bill this afternoon. In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, the House gave final approval to the measure just before midnight Thursday, overcoming an attempt by rebellious Democrats who wanted to impose a higher estate tax than the one to which Obama had agreed. The vote was

WASHINGTON — About 13.4 million taxpayers might be getting unexpected tax bills because they were awarded too much money under President Barack Obama’s Making Work Pay tax credit, a government audit said Thursday. The tax credit, which expires Jan. 1, was designed to increase take-home pay by about $8 a week through new tax withholding tables. The credit was capped at $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly. However, the credit put millions of taxpayers at risk for not having enough taxes withheld from their paychecks, resulting in a tax bill when they file their returns, said the audit by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. Those at risk included people with multiple jobs, married couples who both work, Social Security recipients who also work, and young workers who are also

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Holiday events Tonight • “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • Gibson Memorial United Methodist Live Nativity — 7-8:30 p.m. at church at 335 Oak Ridge Road. • FitZone’s Holiday Fun & Fit Night — 6-9 p.m. for ages 3-12; $15, with discounts for multiples; pizza and drink included; 1808 S. Frontage Road; 601-638-3778. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center, Interstate 20 and Washington Street. E-MAIL DIRECTORY General comments: Retail advertising inquiries:

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• “What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?” — 7:30 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; written by Pam Pruitt of Vicksburg; tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger; 601-6364786 or 601-994-3477. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center, Interstate 20 and Washington Street.

A Vicksburg woman was charged with grand larceny just after 10 a.m. Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Kala Williams, 28, 2613 Alma St., is accused of taking more than $3,000 in a bank deposit bag from a desk at Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd., on Saturday, Stewart said. Williams was released on a $5,000 bond from the Warren County Jail.

• “What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?” — 7:30 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; written by Pam Pruitt of Vicksburg; tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger; 601-6364786 or 601-994-3477.

• Nativity Display — 1-4 p.m. at Goodman Memorial United Methodist in Cary; more than 200 nativities from around the world; free. • “The Nutcracker” — 2 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; presented by Debra Franco School of Dance; $10; 601-638-7282. • Living Nativity — 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal on Warriors Trail. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center, Interstate 20 and Washington Street. • Glenwood Circle Luminaries — Neighborhood to be illuminated beginning at dusk.

• Pet Photos with Santa — 10-11 a.m. at the Vicksburg Mall; sponsored by Vicksburg Kennel Club • Nativity Display — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Goodman Memorial United Methodist in Cary; more than 200 nativities from around the world; free. • Living Nativity — 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal on Warriors Trail. • “The Nutcracker” — 7 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; presented by Debra Franco School of Dance; $10; 601-638-7282. • “The Best Christmas Pag-

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Rolling Fork man held for Narcotics A Rolling Fork man was in

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Elvis is coming to Vicksburg in January, sort of, but for only one night. The musical “All Shook Up,” which lasted on Broadway for 233 performances in 2005, will show at the Vicksburg Auditorium at 8 p.m. Jan. 21, a Friday. Set in a sleepy Ohio town, the story is one of a Midwestern community that gets turned on its ear when a rebellious-looking rock ’n’ roller named Chad — and similar to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll Elvis Presley — roars into town on a motorcycle. The town’s auto mechanic, a tomboy named Natalie, is among the girls who swoon at his arrival, and she sets her cap for him, going so far as disguising herself as a man to win his friendship. The problem comes when Chad falls for the shapely museum curator, Miss Sandra. What happens next involves the classic “who loves who” mixups and highly charged song and dance routines that show the quiet town how to rock. The show features more than 24 Elvis hits, including “Hound Dog,” “That’s All Right” and “Love Me Tender.” Tickets go on sale today at

• Soul Session Sundays — 3-6 p.m. at the CYA Village Campus on Mississippi 548 in Hermanville; holiday crafts, entertainment, etc.; free

New Year’s Eve • “The Rocky Horror Show” — Midnight at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $12; continues at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1-2; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-6189349.

St. Alban’s Episcopal — Living nativity, 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Bovina. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Saturdays; $5 bags of clothes; 1314 Fillmore St.

Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1971 — 9 p.m. Saturday, Christmas dance; admission $5; The Hut, 1618 Main St.; 601-415-1377. Alma J. Brown Youth Council — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Christmas party; 916 Walnut St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Mike Carlisle, Vicksburg Mall, speaker.

CHURCHES Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 tonight; food distribution, 11 a.m. Saturday; 210 Kirkland Road. Gospel Temple M.B. — Bettie Murphy Draper Celebration, 6:30 tonight; 1612 Lane St. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Willing Workers Club meeting and fellowship, 3 p.m. Saturday; 2585 N. Washington St. Mount Olive Church — Musical, 5 p.m. Saturday; 601-6360361, 601-636-3866; 1929 Baldwin Ferry Road. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Junior and senior choir Christmas program, 6 p.m. Saturday; 2944 Valley St. Greater Mount Zion Baptist — Christmas Celebration, 6 p.m. Saturday; 907 Farmer St. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Choir concert, 7 p.m. Saturday; 2715 Alcorn Drive.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1414 Cherry St. Revert Community Coalition Center — Chicken and fish dinners fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; $6 and up, ; delivery available; 1306 Hope St.; 601-831-0974.. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Murray Stewart; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday,


from staff reports the Warren County Jail this morning charged with felony eluding, jail records showed. Robert Williams, 22, 256 Mulberry St., was arrested by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics at 4 p.m. Thursday. Williams was being held without bond pending an initial court hearing. No details were available.

City man held for drug court A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning for drug court violations. Louis Taylor, 23, 2958 Valley St., was arrested at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Taylor was being held without bond.

Car stolen, found; TV, computer missing A burglary and a car theft were reported in the city Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A Toshiba laptop valued at $700 and a 30-inch TV valued at $400 were reported missing at 6:45 p.m. Thursday from a home in the 100 block of Kendra Drive. A 1999 Geo Prism valued at $2,000 and reported stolen at 6:47 this morning in the 2100 block of Oak Street was found around the corner two hours later. The car had been left unlocked with the keys in it, Stewart said.

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eant Ever” — 7 p.m. at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $10; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation; 601-618-9349. • Gibson Memorial United Methodist Live Nativity — 7-8:30 p.m. at church at 335 Oak Ridge Road. • Yuletide Souls Festival — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; featuring Southern authors, artists; free; 601-6366411. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center, Interstate 20 and Washington Street.

A third Vicksburg teen has been charged in a Nov. 28 burglary on Ken Karyl Avenue, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Demarcus McDaniel, 17, 217 Rhodes Drive, is accused of breaking into a home in the 2500 block of Ken Karyl and taking a 20-gauge shotgun that was recovered during the arrest, Stewart said. Already arrested were Kenneth Q. Curry, 18, 525 Grange Hall Road, and Patrick T. Brown, 18, 1309 Bay St. Both were arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday and charged as adults Thursday. Curry remained in the Warren County Jail this morning; Brown posted $20,000 bond and was released Thursday. McDaniel was being held without bond pending an initial court hearing.

BENEFITS Hosemanns’ Lunch — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $10 plates and sides with dessert and tea; benefits fire victims Scott and Tammy Hosemann; Bovina Cafe. Christmas Party/Toy Drive — 8 p.m. Saturday; entertainment by Adrina and Mike; free admission with toy; Head Quarters Barber/Beauty Shop, 1223 Monroe St.

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USM student Halford joins Post news staff Vicksburg native Mary Margaret Halford has joined the news staff of The Vicksburg Post. A graduate of St. Aloysius High School, Halford is a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is majoring in public relations with minors in Spanish and nonprofit Mary Margaret studies. Halford The daughter of James and Mary Halford of Vicksburg, she is a Luckyday scholar and a member of the campus newspaper, The Student Printz. She also has participated in Lighting the Way, an annual charity event in Hattiesburg.


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Forrest County clears men in old murder, rape HATTIESBURG — A Forrest County grand jury has cleared three men of rape and murder charges that sent them to prison for three decades. Bobby Ray Dixon, Phillip Bivens and Larry Ruffin were all sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Eva Gail Patterson of Eatonville. The Innocence Project New Orleans provided the courts with DNA evidence uncovered this year that implicated another man, Andrew Harris, in Patterson’s death. Harris already is serving a life sentence for a 1981 rape in the Hattiesburg area. In September, Circuit Judge Bob Helfrich set aside the guilty pleas of Bivens and Dixon in the case, releasing Bivens from prison. Ruffin died in prison in 2002, and Dixon died in November after being released in August on leave granted to terminally ill inmates. Tuesday’s grand jury decision not to indict the three men means their case has ended and efforts on the part of the prosecution are over. “I think it’s a good indication of how the justice system can correct itself and rectify an injustice like this,” said Emily Maw, an attorney


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reclamation Ranch. Forrest County Fire Investigator Chip Brown said the unoccupied building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived early Thursday.

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The Laurel Fire Department battles a fire that destroyed the old Beard’s Feed Store in downtown Laurel Thursday night. No injuries were reported. for Innocence Project New Orleans. Maw said Ruffin’s case will require a special hearing because Mississippi postconviction laws only allow a judge to vacate the sentence of a convict in custody.

Fire destroys building to be used as rehab

smoke. The building is one of several at the former Bethesda Girls Home. Kenmar, founder and director of Ezekiel House, which operates solely on donations, said that his plan was to turn it into a faith-based drug and rehabilitation facility named

HATTIESBURG — A 22-year-old maintenance worker at a Hattiesburg chicken processing plant was killed when he was hit by an 18-wheeler. Officials said that the accident happened Thursday in the parking lot of the Marshall Durbin plant. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as Justin L. Hawkins of Seminary. Officials said Hawkins

was standing in front of the 18-wheeler, which was moving very slowly. They said the driver didn’t see Hawkins and ran over him.

been hospitalized for injuries he received in the confrontation. The stepson’s name has not been released Green said no charges have been filed in the death.

Police investigate death 47 Angel Tree donees of 67-year-old man cut for double-dipping JACKSON — Investigators released little information about the circumstances surrounding the death of a 67-year-old Jackson man shortly after an altercation with a family member. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Edward Summers had wounds that indicated he could have fallen backward in the process of an altercation with his stepson. The altercation took place early Thursday morning. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the stepson has

JACKSON — The Salvation Army of Metro Jackson said it won’t give presents to 47 Angel Tree recipients this year because those people sought help from other organizations, a practice called double-dipping. The Salvation Army has a policy that recipients not seek help from multiple groups for Christmas assistance. The duplications were discovered when the Salvation Army partnered with Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson.

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PETAL — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a building that was being prepared to open as a drug and rehabilitation center near Petal. Despite the loss, the Rev. Al Kenmar said his plans for a rehabilitation program for men, women and teens with addictions didn’t go up in

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JACK VIX SAYS: As justice prevails, a small child is the winner.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Mrs. Isaac Ruhman dies. • F.D. Markham sells the Hunt property at Clay and First North streets to Mrs. Julia Shaw. • S.B. Matthews, U.S. marshal, is reported seriously ill.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Judge Edward Mayes is selected to try the Kiersky-Kelly contest election case. • Attorneys Field and Ricks go to Jackson to see the governor to commute the death sentence of Will Kirby.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 C.R. Crosby, for embezzlement, gets 18 months in the penitentiary.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Mrs. George Kappler dies. • County Engineer Robert Cornell is back from Amite County.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 An adoration pageant is presented at First Baptist Church. • The annual Post-Herald banquet is held at the Hotel Vicksburg.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Janie Prewitt and Mermie Wilks are here from Texarkana, Texas. • Genevieve Earhart and Elizabeth Andress of Vicksburg receive athletic awards at Mississippi State College for Women.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Services are held for Mrs. Adele Person, Port Gibson resident.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Matt Palmer are spending the holidays in Memphis with relatives. • Services are held for Mrs. Emillie Koestler. • Dr. William F. Mansell is speaker for the weekly Vicksburg Lions Club meeting. • Lilli Palmer stars in “Conspiracy of Hearts” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.


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40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Donaghe announce the birth of a son, Kelly, on Dec. 5. • Samuel Couch dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mrs. Susie Hawkins Payne dies. • Lisa Miller is initiated into Beta Mu chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority at Mississippi State University. • Billy Ray Kelly of Crystal Springs makes an emergency airplane landing in a remote area about 10 miles west of the Vicksburg Municipal Airport.

A bottom-up approach for peace In a region where national, religious and ethnic clashes have been the rule rather than the exception for millennia, it may be overly optimistic to believe an Israeli warrior would promote an alternative solution to the Middle East’s ongoing conflicts. Israel’s Moshe Ya’alon, a former special forces paratrooper, now vice prime minister and minister of strategic affairs, shared his views Monday with the Register’s Editorial Board on how to achieve Middle East stability. Ya’alon made sense when he said the seemingly intractable differences between his nation and its Arab and Muslim neighbors aren’t necessarily irreparable. His familiar complaint is that in negotiated “solutions” to date, Israel’s concessions have been met only with terror and missiles in return. Such negotiations, he reasoned, are doomed to the same unsatisfying results until

Israel’s opponents acknowledge his nation’s right to exist. Clearly, Ya’alon isn’t optimistic that retracing the same path can lead to a different destination. But were the top-down approach to imposing change replaced with a bottom-up approach, he said, there could be hope. That, Ya’alon said, requires education to change hearts and minds and a new role for the United States. Interestingly, U.S. diplomatic cables revealed by the latest WikiLeaks disclosure show Israel’s presumed enemies, including Saudi Arabia, have much in common with Israel in those nations — perhaps even more aggressive opposition to Iran’s bid for regional hegemony. Without revealing details, Ya’alon suggested Israel and some of its Arab neighbors have found common ground, at least in dealing with Iran. “This regime (in Iran) should

be put in an immediate dilemma — the West, led by the United States, should (pursue) a new strategy.” He suggested ongoing political and economic attempts to isolate Iran’s regime, while encouraging Iranian citizens to oppose human rights abuses in their nation, can bring regime change and avert war, even as Iran moves toward what he is convinced is its goal of obtaining military nuclear weapons. He would include a military option as a last resort but doesn’t believe the U.S. “has the political stomach” for it. Despite Ya’alon’s desire for bottom-up solutions, it’s clear the momentum at the moment for his nation and its regional opponents is to continue pursuing top-level, if not top-down, approaches to easing Middle East tensions. We suspect he may be right. Only a bottom-up approach ultimately will change hearts and minds.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Jett Elementary third-grader Tiffany Maxey gets a surprise when a soldier in Operation Desert Shield answers a letter she wrote as part of a classroom exercise in September. • Richard C. Sadler dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Williams Sr. celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. • Local Corps of Engineers offices donate $5,000 worth of clothing coupons to United Way of West Central Mississippi. • Pete and Jeanie Lindsey adorn their Bovina lawn with 30,000 Christmas lights.

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Obama wasted opportunity for a needed political victory WASHINGTON — The tax deal is reasonable policy, supported by majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents — an easy sell by presidential standards. And still President Barack Obama managed to blow the politics of the thing. Rather than explaining the economic benefits of the bill and taking quiet credit for a moment of bipartisanship, Obama launched into an assault on both partners and opponents. Republicans are “hostagetakers” who worship the “Holy Grail” of trickle-down economics. Liberal opponents are “sanctimonious,” preferring their own purity to the interests of the poor. The president did not just attack the policy positions of nearly everyone in the political class. He publicly questioned their motives. It is difficult to imagine the president’s advisers sitting in the Oval Office and urging this approach: “Mr. President, the best course here would be to savage likely supporters of the bill and to embitter your political base. This will show just how principled you are, in contrast to the corruption and fanaticism all around you.” There can be little doubt this communication strategy was Obama’s own.


The president did not just attack the policy positions of nearly everyone in the political class. He publicly questioned their motives.

GERSON It is the president’s favorite rhetorical pose: the hectorer in chief. He is alternately defiant, defensive, exasperated, resentful, harsh, scolding, prickly. He is both the smartest kid in class and the schoolyard bully. There are many problems with this mode of presidential communication, but mainly its supreme selfregard. The tax deal, in Obama’s presentation, was not about the economy or the country. It was about him. It was about the absurd concessions he was forced to make, the absurd opposition he was forced to endure, the universally insufficient deference to his wisdom. The administration further complicated its communications task by presenting Obama as ideologically

superior to his own agreement. The upper-income tax rates and the estate tax provisions, in David Axelrod’s description, are “odious.” As a rule, staffers should not use such a word to describe policies a president has agreed to accept. It makes a president look both compromised and weak. Instead of a leader brokering a popular agreement, Obama appears to be a politician forced under threat to violate his deepest convictions. At this point in the Obama presidency, even Democrats must be asking: Is he really this bad at politics? The list of miscalculations grows longer. To pass the stimulus package, the administration predicts 8 percent unemployment — a prediction that became an indict-

ment. It pledges the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison — without a realistic plan to do so. It sends the president to secure the Chicago Olympics — and comes away empty-handed. It announces a “summer of recovery” — which becomes a source of ridicule. It unveils a Manhattan trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed — which nearly every local official promptly turns against. Press secretary Robert Gibbs picks fights with both conservative talk radio hosts and the “professional left” — which uniformly backfire. The president seems to endorse the ground zero mosque — before retreating 24 hours later. He suggests that Republicans are “enemies” of Latinos — apparently unable to distinguish between hardball and trash talk. In some areas — such as education reform or the tax deal — Obama’s governing practice is better than his political skills. But these skills matter precisely because political capital is limited. The early pursuit of ambitious health care reform, as former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel internally argued, was a political mistake. But every president has the right to spend his popularity on what he regards as matters of principle.

Political risks, taken out of conviction with open eyes, are an admirable element of leadership. Yet political errors made out of pique or poor planning undermine the possibility of achievement. Rather than being spent, popularity is squandered — something the Obama administration has often done. Why so many unforced mistakes? The ineffectiveness of Obama’s political and communications staff may be part of the problem — and the administration is now hinting at significant White House personnel changes in the new year. But an alternative explanation was on display this week. Perhaps Democrats did not elect another Franklin Roosevelt or John Kennedy but another Woodrow Wilson — a politician sabotaged by his own sense of superiority. In the tax debate, Obama has proved a quarrelsome ally and a dismissive foe, generally dismayed by the grubby realities of politics. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Unfortunately, he seems to put just about everyone who disagrees with him in that category.

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HEALTH CARE 20 states ask judge to throw out law PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government’s powers in dangerous and unintended ways. The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. “The act would leave more constitutional damage in its wake than any other statute in our history,” David Rivkin, an attorney for the states, told Vinson. President Barack Obama’s administration counters that Americans should not be allowed to opt out of the overhaul because everyone requires medical care. Government attorneys say the states do not have standing to challenge the law and want the case dismissed. Vinson, who was appointed to the bench almost 30 years ago by President Ronald Reagan, heard arguments Thursday but said he will rule later. In a separate case, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson earlier this week became the first federal judge to strike down a key portion of the law when he sided with the state of Virginia and ruled the insurance requirement unconstitutional. That case is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two other federal judges have upheld the insurance requirement. In Florida, Vinson questioned how the government could halt the massive changes to the nation’s health care system that have already begun. Rivkin told him the constitutional violations are more important. The judge questioned the Obama administration attorneys about whether the gov-

FDA: Avastin should not be used for breast cancer WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities recommended Thursday that the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying recent studies failed to show the drug’s original promise to help slow the disease and extend patients’ lives. The rare decision by the Food and Drug Administration is supported by many cancer experts but drew fierce opposition from cancer patients and some doctors who defend the drug and say it should remain available. The ruling is a significant setback for the world’s bestselling cancer drug and will likely cost Swiss drugmaker Roche hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue. Avastin is also approved for various types of colon, lung, kidney and brain cancer. FDA officials stressed that the recommendation is only a preliminary step toward revoking the drug’s approval for breast cancer. The FDA approved Avastin for breast cancer in 2008 based on one study suggesting it halted the spread of breast cancer for more than five months when combined with chemotherapy. But follow-up studies showed that the delay lasted no more than three months, and patients suffered dangerous side effects. In a separate announcement Thursday, the European Medicines Agency said it would keep the drug available as a combination treatment with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel — the same use rejected by the FDA.

Courts might not have final say in fight WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law are cheering a federal court ruling that one of its core provisions is unconstitutional. They may not realize that Obama has a fallback option that also could do the job. Even if the Supreme Court ultimately agrees that government cannot require individuals to carry health coverage, the Obama administration could borrow a strategy that Medicare has used for decades to compel consumers to join new insurance groups. Medicare’s coverage for doctor visits is voluntary and carries a separate premium, yet more than nine in 10 older people sign up. The reason is simple: Those who opt out when they first become eligible face a lifelong penalty that escalates the longer they wait. The same kind of penalty could be incorporated into the health care overhaul to replace its current mandate that all those who can afford a policy must get one. It would be a stiff nudge to enroll healthy people who are potentially reluctant. That’s

needed to help keep premiums affordable because the law takes away the ability of insurers to turn away sick people. Even if the approach doesn’t work as well as for Medicare, it could provide a strong incentive. “It wouldn’t be a nirvana solution,” said health policy consultant Chris Jennings, but “it’s better than nothing.” A Democrat, Jennings served as a senior health care adviser to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 1990s when they unsuccessfully pushed for coverage for all. Jennings believes the law as written would cover more people for a lower cost, but says “it would be irresponsible not to try an alternative” if the courts reject it. Other prominent experts say Medicare’s way could be more effective. That’s because the fines that back up the health care law are relatively low. When the individual coverage requirement takes effect in 2014 many people might still come out ahead by ignoring it. The fines they’d face could be lower than the premiums they would have to pay.

It’s a “mandate lite,” said economist Gail Wilensky, who ran Medicare for President George H.W. Bush. “A modification of what is done with seniors on Medicare would be a much more powerful tool. You don’t have to buy insurance. But if you don’t, the first time you come in, we’re going to add a penalty that you’ll have to pay for the next four or five years.” The White House said the law will ultimately be vindicated and there’s no need for a fallback plan. Nonetheless, the ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, a Republican appointee in Richmond, Va., was the first successful challenge to the new law. Hudson ruled that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce by requiring individuals to obtain health insurance, whether through an employer, a government program or by purchasing their own policy. Hudson denied the Virginia attorney general’s request to strike down the law in its entirety or block it from being implemented while the Obama administration appeals.

ernment is reaching beyond its power to regulate interstate commerce by requiring citizens to purchase health insurance or face tax penalties. “A lot of people, myself included for years, have no health insurance,” said Vinson, who described being a law student and paying cash to the doctor who delivered his first child. “It amounted to about $100 a pound,” he said, laughing. Vinson also grilled government lawyers about their contention that people can be required to have health insurance because everyone needs

medical care. Under that logic, he said, Americans could be forced to wear shoes or buy groceries or clothes. But administration attorney Ian Heath Gershengorn said health insurance is different because it covers catastrophic injuries and chronic diseases. “Those costs, when they come, are unpredictable and substantial,” he said. Gershengorn also defended the administration against the states’ claim that it was coercing them into participating in the health care overhaul. The states say they have no choice

but to go along with the federal program because billions in Medicaid dollars are at stake. Gershengorn said the states see huge benefits from Medicaid and the federal government is covering the bulk of the health care overhaul costs. The other states involved in the lawsuit are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.


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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM).......... 30.35 American Fin. (AFG).............. 35.20 Ameristar (ASCA).................... 16.64 Auto Zone (AZO)..................269.11 Bally Technologies (BYI)....... 41.32 BancorpSouth (BXS).............. 14.60 Britton Koontz (BKBK).......... 11.50 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............ 56.12 Champion Ent. (CHB)..................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........37.94 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......48.35 Cooper Industries (CBE)...... 58.21 CBL and Associates (CBL)............16.88 CSX Corp. (CSX)....................... 63.95 East Group Prprties (EGP)........41.76 El Paso Corp. (EP)................... 13.35 Entergy Corp. (ETR)............... 70.42

Fastenal (FAST)........................ 59.18 Family Dollar (FDO)............... 49.64 Fred’s (FRED)............................. 14.06 Int’l Paper (IP).......................... 25.47 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......12.44 J.C. Penney (JCP).................... 32.85 Kroger Stores (KR).................. 21.59 Kan. City So. (KSU)................. 48.25 Legg Mason (LM).................. 35.64 Parkway Properties (PKY).........17.75 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP).................. 65.75 Regions Financial (RF)............ 6.13 Rowan (RDC)............................ 33.79 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.67 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 68.19 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)..........30.08 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 39.21 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 24.60 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 42.31 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 17.48 Viacom (VIA)............................. 44.90 Walgreens (WAG)................... 37.72 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 54.63


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smart money Q: My home mortgage is $347,147 with an interest rate of 5.875 percent. Payments are $2,545.85 and due on the 15th of the month, which I pay on time. My parents make an extra $500 payment, specifying “to principal only” on the first of every month. The mortgage company acknowledges receipt of this extra payment on the first but does not credit this extra BRUCE payment to “principal” until the 15th of the month when the regular payment is due. This does not seem fair, as we are given no credit for the interest portion of the loan. Can you explain and advise us the proper course to follow? — J.H., via e-mail A: You mentioned that your


mortgage is $347,000 plus with almost a 6 percent interest rate. If your credit is good, your income is sufficient and your equity is sufficient, I would be looking at trying to refinance instead of worrying about the $500. Other things being equal and if you meet the criteria I have just mentioned, you should be looking at somewhere around 4 percent, perhaps a little higher. That would mean very substantial savings. As to the 15-day period, I don’t think this is worth going to war about. If you are concerned that the bank is receiving undue reward, have your parents make the payment. I don’t see where this is worth fighting about, but the refi is a very distinct possibility, and now we are talking about big bucks. Very close to a third in savings. I’d get on that in a hurry. •

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WASHINGTON — Walmart Stores Inc. recalled about 2.2 million electric heaters Thursday after receiving reports of burn injuries and property damage from fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of “Flow Pro,” “Airtech,” “Aloha Breeze” and “Comfort Essentials” heaters sold at Walmart stores nationwide from December 2001 to October 2009. The 1,500-watt heaters sold for about $18 and have model number 1013 on a label on the back panel.

Truck stop allowed to keep tiger exhibit BATON ROUGE, La. — Despite a strong push from animal-rights activists, the state has granted a truck stop owner a permit allowing him to continue exhibiting a live tiger as a roadside attraction at his Grosse Tete business. The permit issued by the


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries allows Tiger Truck Stop to keep Tony, a 10-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, on display throughout 2011. The permit was required after a 2006 legislative action gave regulatory authority over private ownership of potentially dangerous animals to Wildlife and Fisheries.

Feds: Silent hybrids pose public danger WASHINGTON — Auto safety regulators would be required to set minimum sound levels for hybrid and electric vehicles under a bill approved Thursday by the House. Blind pedestrians have pushed for the changes, saying the quiet purr of hybrids can pose risks for them because they use sound cues to travel safely.

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Ellsberg defends WikiLeaks founder, Army private Man famously leaked Pentagon papers during Vietnam War WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War defended both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Army private suspected of providing the site with thousands of sensitive government documents. Daniel Ellsberg said Thursday that WikiLeaks’ disclosure of government secrets on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and thousands of diplomatic cables was “exactly the right thing” to do. “I think they provided a very valuable service,” Ellsberg said, also referring to a man suspected of leaking the documents, Pvt. Bradley Manning. “To call them terrorists is not only mistaken, it’s absurd.” Ellsberg said he frequently hears people praise his 1971 leak of the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War while condemning the WikiLeaks disclosures. The 79-year-old former mil-

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Forbes toy collection up for auction in N.Y. NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of rare and valuable toys put together over almost 40 years by the late Malcolm Forbes and his sons is going up on the auction block. The Forbes collection of antique toys is estimated to bring in anywhere from $3 million to $5 million in the sale today at Sotheby’s. It includes toy boats, soldiers, motorcycles Malcolm and board games, including a handmade Forbes Monopoly game from 1933. Another highlight is a 3-foot-long replica of the Cunard Line’s Lusitania ocean liner, complete with crew and passengers. Malcolm Forbes paid $28,600 for the Lusitania at Sotheby’s in 1983. It’s estimated to bring $100,000 to $200,000 at the upcoming auction.

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‘I think they provided a very valuable service. To call them terrorists is not only mistaken, it’s absurd.’ Daniel Ellsberg itary analyst rejected that argument, calling Manning a “brother” who, if he indeed provided the documents to WikiLeaks, committed “a very admirable act.” And he said the government is wrong to pursue criminal charges against Assange, comparing him to New York Times and Washington Post journalists who have published information from classified documents. “Anybody who believes Julian Assange can be distinguished from The New York Times ... is on a fool’s errand,” Ellsberg said. Ellsberg once faced criminal

charges over his leak, but they were thrown out by a judge. While generally praising Assange, Ellsberg said Assange should have done a better job in his initial document releases of redacting names of people and sources who could be subject to violence if their names were discovered, such as Afghans who could be targeted by extremists for helping the U.S. He said WikiLeaks has modified its policies to release only documents that are also released by mainstream news outlets. Ellsberg acknowledged that the government needs to keep some secrets, but said

Obama on Afghan: Progress, Pakistani officials: 15 killed but still a long way to go by United States missiles WASHINGTON (AP) — months, other factors have. Though mostly upbeat, the Public opinion in the U.S. and Obama administration’s other coalition countries has assessment of war progress soured on the war, casualties have increased in Afghanistan sharply and, in suggests tough the view of some combat will coninternational tinue for years and groups, the outif the president look for peace has begins to bring dimmed. U.S. troops home The head of the next summer, as International Compromised, the mittee of the Red numbers will be Afghan small. ‘We are on track to Cross’ operation said The internal review of Pres- achieve our goals.’ Wednesday, for example, “In a ident Barack growing number in Obama’s yearPresident areas of the counold war strategy try, we are enterunveiled ThursBarack ing a new, rather day said that TalObama murky period” in iban momentum which violence has been halted threatens the abilin many parts of Afghanistan and that al-Qaida ity of humanitarian groups to leaders who are thought to do their work. Obama’s top national security be plotting further terrorist attacks on the U.S. from Paki- aides insisted, however, that stan sanctuaries have suffered while tough challenges remain, there is progress toward the grievous losses. But the review makes clear goal of handing over control to that further progress won’t the Afghan government by the come easily. And it indicates end of 2014. Defense Secretary Robert that ultimate success depends heavily on factors beyond Gates, who recently returned Obama’s control, such as Paki- from Afghanistan, said at the stan’s effectiveness in eliminat- White House that he saw more ing al-Qaida and Taliban havens progress than he had expected. And he suggested that it can be on its side of the border. “We are on track to achieve difficult for those who are viewour goals,” Obama declared ing the war from Washington from the White House in to grasp how it is unfolding on remarks echoing his announce- the ground. “The sense of progress among ment a year ago that he was escalating the war effort by those closest to the fight is palsending an additional 30,000 pable,” Gates said. This year has been the deadliU.S. troops to Afghanistan with the central aim of seizing the est in the war for U.S. forces. At least 480 American troops have initiative from the Taliban. Though the White House’s been killed, compared to 317 rhetoric on the war hasn’t last year and 155 in 2008. changed much in the past 12

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Police were out in force in Abidjan today as supporters of the internationally recognized winner of Ivory Coast’s presidential election vowed to try once again to seize state institutions after a similar attempt the day before resulted in up to 30 deaths. The streets of Abidjan were nearly deserted today. Shops were shuttered and residents peered out of their windows. Civil war threatens to reignite in this West African nation that was once an economic hub of West Africa, with the incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, and opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara both claiming vic-




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U.S. officials do not acknowledge firing the missiles, much less comment on who they are targeting. In the past, there have been occasional attacks in rarely hit areas of the border region, including at least one in Khyber. One Pakistani official said the Khyber strikes were targeting Lashkar-e-Islam, a Taliban-affiliated network that has a strong presence in the region. The Pakistan army has fought the group this year, and officials have also reported its members have battled a rival extremist group in the region. Most of the more than 100 missile attacks this year inside Pakistan have taken place in North Waziristan, which is effectively under the control of a mix of Taliban, al-Qaida and related groups.

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the WikiLeaks documents expose information that the public needs to know, including cables showing that U.S. special forces are engaged in operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Ellsberg’s comments came as a House committee held a hearing on what laws could be used to prosecute Assange. Attorney General Eric Holder has said a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks is ongoing. After his news conference — sponsored by the Australian activist group GetUp!, which released a petition with more than 90,000 Australian signatures supporting Assange — Ellsberg joined hundreds of protesters at an anti-war rally in Lafayette Park. He was one of dozens of demonstrators arrested in front of the White House for failing to obey police orders to clear the sidewalk. Ellsberg said it was the 80th time he was arrested.

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Cuts Continued from Page A1. 277-148, with each party contributing an almost identical number of votes in favor (the Democrats, 139 and the Republicans, 138). In a rare reach across party

Walter Continued from Page A1 . tory of drug abuse and possible mental illness. “But I am concerned that this was not the first incident. It was the second time a child in your care had been injured and hurt. That is disturbing.” Less than two years ago, Walter lost custody of another daughter, then 18-months-old, while living in the New Orleans area, according to information disclosed at the pre-sentencing hearing. Louisiana authorities removed from her care the child, now 3 and being raised by adoptive parents. The details of that case were not available. A third baby, court records showed, was given up for adoption by Walter when she was a teenager. On Thursday, Patrick sentenced Walter to 20 years in prison but suspended 12. He said he would require her to receive psychological counseling during her imprisonment and to undergo drug and alcohol treatment. When she is released from prison, she will not be allowed to have contact with her child unless the guardians allow it, Patrick ruled. Walter cried and covered her face with her hands after hearing the sentence. Her attorney, John Bullard, held her shoulders and spoke quietly in her ear for a few seconds before she was led back to the Warren County Jail en route to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl. The baby, now about 18 months old, is healthy and in the care of family members on the father’s side. She shows no effects of the abuse that required her to be admitted to University Medical Center in Jackson for three

lines, Obama negotiated the $858 billion package with Senate Republicans. Mississippi’s congressmen were split on the votes. Democrat Travis Childers voted for the measure, while Republican Gregg Harper and Gene Taylor and Bennie Thompson, both Democrats, days, said District Attorney Ricky Smith. Walter was arrested shortly after taking the baby to the emergency room at River Region Medical Center. She initially told doctors she was holding the baby when she tripped over a threshold in her home and fell, landing on the infant, but doctors found the baby’s injuries could not have happened with such a fall. River Region doctors notified the Warren County Sheriff’s Office of the baby’s injuries, and the Mississippi Department of Human Services took custody of the baby, who was transferred to UMC and the Children’s Justice Center, where Dr. Scott Benton, a forensic expert in child abuse, determined that the arm and leg fractures were “spiral fractures,” likely caused by twisting, Smith said. It is not known how the skull fracture occurred, he said. The DA agreed that the case was troubling. “We can understand the defendant has had some difficulties in her life, but this was a 19-day-old child whose life was counted in hours who suffered severe injuries in her hands,” Smith said. “We think that the court’s decision to require prison time is just.” At Walter’s presentencing hearing, it was disclosed that she was raised in an adoptive family and began to use drugs around the age of 12. Walter had no previous felony arrests in Warren County, Smith said, but had been charged in Louisiana with giving a false name and identification to a police officer. She also initially gave false identification when arrested on the child-abuse charges, Smith said.

voted against it. Sweeping tax cuts enacted when George W. Bush was president are scheduled to expire Jan. 1 — a little more than two weeks away. The bill extends them for two years, placing the issue squarely in the middle of the next presidential election.

The cuts include lower rates for the rich, the middle class and the working poor, a $1,000-per-child tax credit, tax breaks for college students and lower taxes on capital gains and dividends. Workers’ Social Security taxes would be cut by nearly a third.

Smoking Continued from Page A1. improve the health of their citizens,” she said. “At what point do we step up and say we care about ourselves?” In speaking with Winfield, Fondren said she was met with “careful consideration.” The city prohibits smoking in city vehicles, but has no ordinance against smoking on public property. “I’m not opposed to a ban on smoking on city-owned property,” said Winfield, who is not a smoker. “It’s something we would need to talk about and study,” he said. He said this kind of initiative would require a petition from citizens before being brought to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. “There are other dynamics in place,” he said. “This is just shy of invading privacy rights. People may do things to harm their health, but that’s their right.” Insurance companies offer incentives for employers who designate their property smoke-free, and Winfield said the city, which is selfinsured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield, will research the situation. The City of Ridgeland, which has a population of about 21,000, also is selfinsured. Two years ago, the city enacted a ban on smoking on all city facilities and properties, which include the Madison County town’s city hall, police and fire departments, public works buildings, courts, parks and vehicles, City Clerk David Overby said. He said the ban is working well there.

“We’ve had an ongoing program to improve health among our employees,” Overby said. Other initiatives Fondren has put in motion since her launch last year of Shape Up Vicksburg are a 17-week weight-loss challenge to the city that includes a walking club with about 400 members registered and the Healthy Role Models for Students program. For these efforts, she was selected from an international pool as a top 10 finalist in the 2010 CNN Heroes Tribute last month and was awarded $25,000 to continue her crusade against obesity. She plans to spend the money on marketing drives to promote and implement more programs to help the community unanimously toward a healthy lifestyle. In development is a counseling group for about 50 of Warren County’s low-income and overweight women. “This is for the women who don’t have a way to get to the resources,” Fondren said. “I will give them the tools like child care, transportation and a workout facility, not just to lose weight, but for a life transformation,” she said. Fondren is working to secure state and federal grants to operate her programs. “I’ll be tracking to see if they get a job, tracking their weight loss,” she said. “I’m tracking to see if this is working. If not, then we have to change it. Even if we don’t get the funds, it won’t stop me because we have a community that will help.”

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

Janice L. Blackmore Janice L. Blackmore died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 47. Mrs. Blackmore was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Marie Blackmore Williams; her maternal grandparents, Inetta Williams and Sam Jackson; her paternal grandparents, Suzanna Blackmore and Ellis Banks; and an uncle, James Blackmore. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Jeri Anne Gartman Jeri Anne Gartman died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 77. A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mrs. Gartman was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church. She retired as an administrative aide from Vicksburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.J. and Thelma Husbands. She is survived by two daughters, Toni Godwin of Vicksburg and Tracy Cupples of Utica; three grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 today at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Agnes Wardean Nevels Agnes Wardean Nevels died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010,

at Covenant Health and Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 77. Mrs. Nevels owned Aunt Dean’s Hot Tamales for years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Nevels; a sister, Mattie Rebecca Barnes; and a brother, Bobby Bluite Edwards. Survivors include two brothers, James Edwards and J.C. Edwards. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Pentecostal Church with Pastors Don Tipton and John Parks officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Saturday until the service. Pallbearers will be Andrew Edwards, Raymond Edwards, Nick Cloy, William Day, Jesse Cloy, Jamie Acuff and Michael Paul Sanderford. Online guestbook may be signed at

Effie L. Stockton TALLULAH — Effie L. Stockton died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 85. She ministered at several churches. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Rosa Eads; her husband, James Holice Stockton; a brother, Otto Eads; and a sister, Faye Heminger. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Sikes of Newellton and Brinda Stockton of Tallulah; two sons, Lee Stockton of Vicksburg and Jim Stockton; a brother, Roy Eads; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Frank J. Fisher

Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John Sikes, Rob Sikes, Alex Stockton, Jason Stockton, Jeremy Hearn and James Curtis Stockton. Honorary pallbearers are Tim Wilson, Neilson Harrison and Pat Baer. Online guestbook may be signed at

Lelia Marion Ware ARLINGTON, Texas — Lelia Marion Ware died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. She was 82. Mrs. Ware retired from the


Sharkey County Schools as a kindergarten teacher and home economics instructor. She is survived by two sons, Floyd Stewart Ware Jr. of Arlington and Dr. Nolan Ware of Jackson; one daughter, Zelma Annese Isaacs of Anniston, Ala.; two brothers, Charlie M. Johnson of Chicago and William “Billy” Johnson of San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including Pamela Wade of Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Light M.B. Church in Anguilla with the Rev. Thomas Wicks Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 5 today at Smith Funeral Home in Belzoni.



Bills Continued from Page A1. claimed as dependents on their parents’ tax returns. “The Making Work Pay credit is a key tax credit designed to increase spending and stimulate the economy,” George said. “However, many taxpayers who are accustomed to receiving refunds when they file their tax returns may have owed taxes and incurred penalties in 2009, and may again.” The Internal Revenue Service reported the average tax refund was $2,892 in the 2010 filing season, up from $2,663 in 2009. However, the number of refunds dropped by 3.5 percent, to 93.3 million. The audit says the Making Work Pay credit could have been a factor in the reduced number of refunds. The credit was Obama’s signature break in the massive economic recovery package passed in 2009. The IRS moved quickly to start getting the credit to workers. About 122 million families and individuals have benefited from the credit, according to the agency’s written response to the audit. The IRS says it undertook an aggressive campaign in 2009 and 2010 to warn at-risk taxpayers that they might not be withholding enough money from their pay, including public service announcements and YouTube videos. The agency regularly advises taxpayers to check their withholding so they don’t get a surprise tax bill when they file their returns. “This provision was specifically intended to help taxpayers through the severe economic downturn by putting more money into their hands right away, in each paycheck,” wrote Richard Byrd, commissioner of the agency’s wage and investment division.

Tower Continued from Page A1. erty to be used as a self-storage business. “We’re trapped by the railroad,” he said. “We have to either utilize the river as a distribution center or change the structure into something that doesn’t need direct access at the drop of the dime. We’ve done a little research and found the selfstorage facilities around here have a waiting list.” The property is surrounded by Kansas City Southern railroad tracks, AndersonTully to the north and Smith Towing to the south.

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STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the 20s saturday-sunday Partly cloudy; lows in the 20s, highs in the 40s and 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 68º Low/past 24 hours............... 40º Average temperature......... 54º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............16º in 1932 Record high............79º in 1984 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.37 inches Total/year.............. 44.58 inches Normal/month......3.21 inches Normal/year........ 49.63 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 1:50 A.M. Most active................. 8:03 P.M. Active............................. 2:16 P.M. Most active.................. 8:29 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:59 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:00 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:58

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 18.5 | Change: -1.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.9 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 8.5 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 10.6 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.1 River....................................65.6

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Geithner says bailout will cost less than $25B WASHINGTON (AP) — The eventual cost to taxpayers for the government’s $700 billion financial bailout will be less than the $25 billion price tag put on it in the latest estimate, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday. The Congressional Budget Office’s most recent estimate is that taxpayers will lose $25 billion on the rescue of automakers, banks and other financial institutions undertaken at the peak of the crisis in the fall of 2008. But Geithner told a hearing called by a congressionally appointed panel overseeing the rescue program that he thinks it will cost less than that. “Those estimates are now around $25 billion,” Geithner said. “They are too high, in my judgment. Ultimately, they’ll be lower.” Geithner, however, didn’t say how much he thought the final cost would be. Measured by its final cost, he said, the bailout “will rank as one of the most effective crisis-reponse programs ever

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. implemented.” Most important, he said, is that the government’s combined investments in banks, financial institutions, automakers and credit markets “will show a positive return. The losses will be limited to the amount we spend on our housing programs.” Among the factors underlying Treasury’s expectation that the bailout will cost less

than $25 billion: • Bailed-out insurance conglomerate American International Group Inc. has taken steps toward paying off its bailout that at one point was worth $182 billion, the largest of the crisis. That has moved the government closer to what officials expect will be a multibilliondollar profit. Treasury will convert its

stake in AIG into about 1.66 billion shares, worth around $70 billion. When the shares are sold, the proceeds will pay off Treasury’s current $47.5 billion investment in AIG. The company will also borrow $22 billion to settle its obligations to the New York Federal Reserve. • Treasury has received $13.5 billion from the recent initial public offering of General Motors stock. It expects to earn another $2.1 billion from GM when the automaker repurchases preferred stock that was issued as part of the bailout aid. • Treasury recently sold off the last of its stake in banking giant Citigroup Inc., ending up with revenue of $12 billion above its investment of $45 billion. • Altogether, Treasury has brought in about $35 billion from stock sales over the past two years. Geithner said the U.S. financial system today “is in a much stronger position than it was before the crisis.”

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Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill WASHINGTON (AP) — After wrestling with — and finally abandoning — a 1,900-page catch-all spending bill stuffed with more than $8 billion in home-state projects known as earmarks in Washington and pork in the rest of the country, Senate leaders need to come up with a measure to keep the federal government running into early next year. Nearly $1.3 trillion in unfinished budget work was packed into the spending measure, including $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave up on the bill Thursday after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support. Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky had thrown his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was “unbelievable” that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes

months to debate. The turn of events was a major victory for earmark opponents like Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who for years have been steamrolled by the old-school members of the powerful Appropriations Committee. The $1.27 trillion catchall bill wrapped together 12 bills — blending $1.1 trillion for the operating budgets of every federal agency with an infusion of funding to carry the war in Afghanistan into its 10th year — into a single foot-tall piece of legislation that Democrats had hoped to pass with just a couple of days’ worth of debate. It was designed to bankroll the day-today operations of the government for the budget year that started Oct. 1. McConnell proposed Thursday to keep the government running at current funding levels through Feb. 18. By then, Republicans will have taken over the House and bolstered their strength in the Senate.

Palazzo to serve on 2 House panels BILOXI (AP) — Republican Steven Palazzo has been appointed to serve on two U.S. House committees when he takes office in January. Palazzo is a state House member who defeated longtime U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, a Democrat, in November’s election. He said he’ll be a member of the Armed Services, Science and Technology committees. Palazzo says the committees are critical to south Mississippi and regional economy. Palazzo said the House Armed Services Committee is respon-

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Schedule PREP SOCCER Vicksburg at WC Today, 4 p.m.

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Who’s hot GARRETT WILLIAMS Delta State defensive back and former South Delta star was selected to the Associated Press Little All-America team on Thursday.

sidelines LSU takes away football scholarships BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU will take away two football scholarships and limit recruiting visits in hopes the NCAA will accept the selfimposed discipline as its punishment for rules violations discovered by the school in 2009. Last spring, LSU reported football recruiting violations that included improper phone contact, transportation and housing involving a former assistant coach and player. The initial probe, which began in the fall of 2009, centered around former receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who resigned late last season, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, a junior college transfer who never played during his only season and has since left LSU. The scholarship reduction applies to the 2011-12 class and the reduction in official visits applies to the current academic year. During the investigation, LSU discovered additional violations such as improper calls between administrators in the football program, who were not coaches, and recruits, their parents or high school coaches.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 5-4-7 La. Pick 4: 2-0-2-0 Weekly results: B2

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Sharpshooting Gibbs revs up Gators By Ernest Bowker As the Vicksburg Gators set up in their half-court offense, the basketball passes from player to player as they look for a shot. Eventually, it finds its way into the hands of Willie Gibbs and the crowd takes a collective breath. As he starts his shooting motion, the air is sucked out of the fans’ lungs in anticipation, and when the ball drops through the net they let out the last of it in a raucous celebration. Gibbs, a 5-foot-8 senior, rarely ventures closer than about 20 feet to the basket. Even so, he might be the most exciting player the Gators have. He’s gone 28-for70 (40 percent) from 3-point range this season, good for an 11.3 points per game average and countless sparks for a Vicksburg team that’s 7-2 heading into tonight’s Division 4-5A game at home against Greenville-Weston. “Once he starts hitting three or four in a row, it’s just like me or Josh (Gaskin) dunking,” said VHS forward Mychal Ammons, the team’s leading scorer at 19.1 points per game. “It kind of sets the tone we need. When he’s knocking down shots, it gets everybody into the game.” Gibbs’ tone-setting stops at the 3-point line. Of the 74 shots he’s taken from the field this season, only four have come from inside the arc. He hasn’t attempted a free throw, either. He’s had five games where he’s hit at least three 3-pointers, including a 6-for-11 performance in a win over Warren Central last Saturday. Gibbs said he rarely thinks about wandering inside the arc. “If that’s on my mind, I’ll probably think about pulling up or penetrate and kick it to another player,” Gibbs said. Gibbs is in his first season as a starter, but has always

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Williams, Hawkins receive AP honor By The Associated Press

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s Willie Gibbs shoots a 3-pointer against Warren Central last week. Gibbs is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range this season and has helped the Gators to a 7-2 start heading into tonight’s division game against Greenville-Weston. been an outside shooter first and foremost. Last season he attempted 18 shots — all but two from 3-point range. Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said Gibbs just has a knack for the long-range shot. “He has such a quick

release and good rotation. That’s why he’s able to get them off. He’s just a natural shooter,” Robinson said. When Gibbs is on his game, it doesn’t just rack up points. It opens things up for the

NEW YORK — Two Mississippians were among the players picked to The Associated Press Little All-America team on Thursday. Delta State defensive back Garrett Williams and Millsaps linebacker Will Hawkins were both selected to the third team. The Little All-America team recognizes players in Division II and III, and the NAIA. Williams, a senior defensive back from Leland who played high school ball at South Delta in Rolling Fork, led Delta State with 115 tackles and tied a school record with eight interceptions. He helped the Statesmen reach the Division II title game for the first time since 2000. They’ll play Minnesota-Duluth Saturday morning at 10 in Florence, Ala. The game will be televised on ESPN2. “Garrett has had a phenomenal year for us and he deserves everything that comes his way,” DSU coach Ron Roberts said. Hawkins, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior, led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference with 117 tackles. He had doubledigit tackles in eight of the Majors’ 10 games.

If you go


Vicksburg hosts Greenville-Weston Today, 6 p.m. Admission: $4

Saturday 10 a.m., ESPN2 Delta State vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Division II championship

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Chargers pound San Francisco By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers got reacquainted with Vincent Jackson. It was almost as if he was never gone. Jackson caught a careerhigh three touchdown passes, Philip Rivers surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the third straight season and the Chargers beat Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race. Jackson reminded the Chargers just what they missed when he sat out 10 games during a nasty contract dispute. “Since I’ve been here, it’s like I had never left,” said Jackson, who had his first three TD grabs of the season,

of 58, 11 and 21 yards. “He seems to be in midseason form,” Rivers said. “I feel like he’s been here for 15 weeks. That’s a credit to the way he practices.” The Chargers (8-6) pulled within a half-game of AFC West leader Kansas City (8-5), which lost 31-0 at San Diego last Sunday. Kansas City plays at St. Louis this week. San Francisco was probably the toughest test left for the Chargers, who finish with games at Cincinnati (2-11) and Denver (3-10). If San Diego wins out and the Chiefs lose once, the Chargers will win their fifth straight division title. The Chargers came within 4:26 of having consecutive shutouts for the first time in their 51-year history. San Francisco’s only score came

on Brian Westbrook’s 3-yard run with 4:26 left. The 49ers (5-9) could wind up 7-9 and in a three-way tie and still win the NFC West, the NFL’s weakest division. Rivers and Jackson came out early in the fourth quarter and the Chargers leading 31-0. Rivers was 19-of-25 for 273 yards, giving him 4,141 yards for the season. He tied Dan Fouts’ team record set from 1979-81. Jackson had five catches for 112 yards. “He and Phil have such a good rapport,” center Nick Hardwick said. “They both know what’s going on, and they’ve studied for hours together. We were expecting him to come in and explode, and that’s what he’s done. He’s a beast. He does things other players can’t do, and he did it tonight.”

The associated press

San Diego Chargers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) runs without his helmet while chasing San Francisco 49ers punt returner Ted Ginn Jr. during the second quarter Thursday.


Friday, December 17, 2010

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 - FCS semifinal, Villanova at Eastern Washington GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, South African Open (tape) NBA 6 p.m. ESPN - Miami at New York 8:30 p.m. ESPN - Phoenix at Dallas


from staff & AP reports

College basketball Jackson State tops Talladega JACKSON — Jenirro Bush and Phillip Williams each scored 13 points to lead Jackson State to an 81-55 victory over Talladega College (6-7) on Thursday night. The Tigers (4-7) led 40-24 at halftime and extended their lead in the second thanks to 16-of-28 shooting. Jackson State finished 32-of-62 from the floor overall (51.6 percent). Tyrone Hanson scored 12 points and De’Suan Dixon scored 11 and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Tigers.

Turner leads LSU past McNeese State BATON ROUGE, La. — Ralston Turner scored a season-high 23 points to lead LSU to a 78-66 overtime victory against McNeese State on Thursday night. Turner scored seven of the Tigers’ first 12 points in the extra period. Turner opened the overtime scoring with a field goal. After sinking a pair of foul shots, Turner knocked down a 3-pointer which put LSU ahead 72-62. Storm Warren added a seasonhigh 17 points for the Tigers (7-3), and Andre Stringer contributed 15 points and five assists. CJ Collins matched his season-high with 15 points for McNeese (6-4).

College football Cuban bankrolling alternative to BCS NEW YORK — BCS executive director Bill Hancock doubts “financial inducements,” such as the one Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is considering, will lead to a major college football playoff. Cuban told on Wednesday that he was “actively interested but in the exploratory stage” of trying to bankroll a 12- or 16-team playoff to replace the controversial BCS. Hancock responded to Cuban’s comments in an e-mail to the AP on Thursday, saying, “Given how much support our current system has among university presidents, athletics directors, coaches and athletes, I don’t think any amount of financial inducement will make people abandon” the BCS. Cuban, who has made unsuccessful attempts to buy the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, said he’s spoken to two athletic directors from conferences with automatic BCS bids who were enthusiastic about his idea. He intends to contact several school presidents and state senators to determine whether the idea is worth pursuing.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 17 1933 — The Chicago Bears win the first NFL championship with a 23-21 victory over the New York Giants. The Bears score the winning touchdown on a 36-yard play that starts with a short pass from Bronko Nagurski to Bill Hewitt, who then laterals to Bill Kerr for the score. 1991 — The Cleveland Cavaliers turn a 20-point halftime lead over Miami into the most lopsided victory in NBA history, 148-80 over the Heat. The 68-point margin eclipses the mark of 63 set March 19, 1972, when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 162-99. 1994 — Minnesota wide receiver Cris Carter, with eight catches for 80 yards, breaks the NFL record of 112 receptions in a season in the Vikings’ 41-19 loss to the Detroit Lions. Carter, who finished the season with 122 receptions, broke the mark set by Green Bay’s Sterling Sharpe in 1993. 2006 — Green Bay’s Brett Favre passes Dan Marino to become the league’s all-time completions leader with a 21-yard pass to wide receiver Carlyle Holiday. Favre finds Holiday over the middle with 1:42 left in the second quarter for the 4,968th completion of his 16-year career.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division


W x-New England... 11 N.Y. Jets............. 9 Miami.................. 7 Buffalo................ 3 W Jacksonville........ 8 Indianapolis........ 7 Houston.............. 5 Tennessee.......... 5 W Pittsburgh........... 10 Baltimore............ 9 Cleveland............ 5 Cincinnati............ 2 W Kansas City........ 8 San Diego.......... 8 Oakland.............. 6 Denver................ 3

L 2 4 6 10

T 0 0 0 0

South L 5 6 8 8

T 0 0 0 0

North L 3 4 8 11

T 0 0 0 0

West L 5 6 7 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .846 .692 .538 .231

PF 415 273 225 256

PA 276 242 244 339

Pct .615 .538 .385 .385

PF 295 347 316 291

PA 331 318 355 265

Pct .769 .692 .385 .154

PF 290 294 235 262

PA 198 229 252 345

Pct .615 .571 .462 .231

PF 295 388 314 269

PA 268 260 307 376


W Philadelphia........ 9 N.Y. Giants......... 9 Washington......... 5 Dallas.................. 4

W Atlanta................ 11 New Orleans...... 10 Tampa Bay......... 8 Carolina.............. 1 W Chicago.............. 9 Green Bay.......... 8 Minnesota........... 5 Detroit................. 3

L 4 4 8 9

T 0 0 0 0

South L 2 3 5 12

T 0 0 0 0

North L 4 5 8 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .692 .692 .385 .308

PF 374 329 238 321

PA 308 250 310 366

Pct .846 .769 .615 .077

PF 335 330 260 164

PA 243 240 267 338

Pct .692 .615 .385 .231

PF 253 306 230 285

PA 228 189 274 309


W L T Pct St. Louis............. 6 7 0 .462 Seattle................ 6 7 0 .462 San Francisco.... 5 9 0 .357 Arizona............... 4 9 0 .308 x-clinched playoff spot ——— Thursday’s Game San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 Sunday’s Games Kansas City at St. Louis, Noon Washington at Dallas, Noon Houston at Tennessee, Noon Arizona at Carolina, Noon Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, Noon Detroit at Tampa Bay, Noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, Noon Buffalo at Miami, Noon Jacksonville at Indianapolis, Noon New Orleans at Baltimore, Noon Atlanta at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 3:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Chicago at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

PF 245 261 250 243

PA 268 329 314 351


San Francisco San Diego

0 0 0 7 — 7 7 10 7 10 — 34 First Quarter SD—Jackson 58 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 12:53. Second Quarter SD—FG Kaeding 25, 6:03. SD—Jackson 11 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 1:19. Third Quarter SD—Tolbert 1 run (Kaeding kick), 4:52. Fourth Quarter SD—Jackson 21 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 12:06. SD—FG Kaeding 39, 7:38. SF—Westbrook 3 run (Reed kick), 4:26. ——— SF SD First downs................................11........................24 Total Net Yards.......................192......................374 Rushes-yards.......................15-61.................41-108 Passing....................................131......................266 Punt Returns..........................2-24.....................5-48 Kickoff Returns.....................7-116.....................2-36 Interceptions Ret......................0-0.....................1-41 Comp-Att-Int..................... 19-29-1............... 19-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost.................6-34.......................1-7 Punts...................................6-47.0..................3-48.7 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................5-60.....................4-35 Time of Possession.............22:49...................37:11 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Francisco, Dixon 6-33, Westbrook 8-22, A.Smith 1-6. San Diego, Mathews 17-56, Tolbert 17-46, Hester 2-7, Sproles 2-1, Volek 3-(minus 2). PASSING—San Francisco, A.Smith 19-29-1-165. San Diego, Rivers 19-25-0-273. RECEIVING—San Francisco, Morgan 7-106, Crabtree 3-17, Walker 3-14, Ginn Jr. 2-14, Westbrook 2-8, V.Davis 1-4, Dixon 1-2. San Diego, Jackson 5-112, McMichael 5-55, Sproles 5-30, Washington 2-49, Sperry 1-35, Hester 1-(minus 8). MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

college football FCS Playoffs

Semifinals Today Villanova at Eastern Washington, 7 p.m. Saturday Georgia Southern at Delaware, 11 a.m. Championship Jan. 7 At Frisco, Texas Teams TBA, 6 p.m. ——— Championship Saturday At Florence, Ala. Delta St. vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 10 a.m. ———

Division III Playoffs

Championship Saturday At Salem, Va. Mount Union vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L 4 10 15 17 19

Pct GB .840 — .615 5 1/2 .400 11 .346 12 1/2 .269 14 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................19 Orlando..........................16 Atlanta...........................16 Charlotte........................9 Washington....................6

L 8 9 11 16 18

Central Division

W Chicago.........................16 Indiana...........................11 Milwaukee......................10 Detroit............................8 Cleveland.......................7

L 8 13 14 18 18

Pct GB .704 — .640 2 .593 3 .360 9 .250 11 1/2 Pct .667 .458 .417 .308 .280

L 3 5 10 14 15

GB — 5 6 9 9 1/2


Pct GB .880 — .800 2 .600 7 .462 10 1/2 .400 12

Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl . ............................................UTEP (6-6) vs. BYU (6-6)

1 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl..............Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (8-4) 4:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl............................................... Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5)

8 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl...................Louisville (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (8-4)

7 p.m. ESPN

GB — — 2 1/2 6 12

Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl..........................................Utah (10-2) vs. Boise State (11-1)

7 p.m. ESPN

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................19 7 .731 — Phoenix..........................12 12 .500 6 Golden State.................9 16 .360 9 1/2 Sacramento...................5 18 .217 12 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................5 21 .192 14 ——— Thursday’s Games New Jersey 97, Washington 89 Boston 102, Atlanta 90 San Antonio 113, Denver 112 Today’s Games Cleveland at Indiana, 6 p.m. Miami at New York, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Washington, 6 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Chicago, 7 p.m. Utah at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 8 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 9 p.m.

Dec. 27 Independence Bowl........................Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4)

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............18 Utah...............................18 Denver...........................15 Portland.........................12 Minnesota......................6

L 8 8 10 14 20

Pct .692 .692 .600 .462 .231

Pacific Division

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No. 13 Missouri 81, Oral Roberts 62 No. 18 Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68, OT Today’s Game No. 7 Tennessee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m. No. 3 Kansas vs. Southern Cal, 11 a.m. No. 5 Syracuse vs. Iona, 6 p.m. No. 6 Kansas St. vs. Florida, at Sunrise, Fla., 4:30 p.m. No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. Md.-Eastern Shore, 6 p.m. No. 9 Baylor vs. Gonzaga, at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. No. 10 Villanova vs. Delaware, 6:30 p.m. No. 11 San Diego St. vs. UC Santa Barb., 9 p.m. No. 12 Illinois vs. Illinois-Chicago, 1 p.m. No. 13 Missouri vs. Central Arkansas, 7 p.m. No. 14 Michigan St. vs. Prairie View, 5:30 p.m. No. 15 Georgetown vs. Loyola, Md., 11 a.m. No. 16 BYU vs. UCLA, at Anaheim, 4:30 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky vs. Miss. Valley St., 7 p.m. No. 19 Purdue vs. Indiana St., 3 p.m. No. 20 Louisville vs. Gardner-Webb, 2:30 p.m. No. 22 Texas at North Carolina, 3 p.m. No. 22 UNLV vs. Southern Utah, 9 p.m. No. 25 Texas A&M vs. Arkansas, at Dallas, 1 p.m. Sunday’s Game No. 24 Notre Dame vs. Stony Brook, 3:30 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Thursday’s Games Jackson St. 81, Talladega 55 William Carey 78, Shorter 68 Today’s Games Hendrix at Millsaps, 3 p.m. Freed-Hardman at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. Shorter at Belhaven, 7:30 p.m. Concordia College at Delta St., 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games East Tennessee St. at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Millsaps at Rhodes, 5 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., at Paradise Island, Bahamas Mississippi Valley St. at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Texas Wesleyan at Belhaven, 7 p.m. Xavier (N.O.) at William Carey, 7 p.m. ———


Conference W L PCT South Carolina... 0 0 .000 Tennessee.......... 0 0 .000 Florida................. 0 0 .000 Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 Georgia............... 0 0 .000

All Games W L PCT 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 6 2 .750


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 7 1 .875 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 7 2 .778 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 6 2 .750 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 7 3 .700 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 5 5 .500 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 3 6 .333 Thursday’s Game LSU 78, McNeese St. 66, OT Today’s Games Tennessee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Arkansas St. at Georgia, 11 a.m. Arkansas at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Ohio St., 1 p.m. Kansas St. vs. Florida, at Sunrise, Fla., 2:30 p.m. East Tennessee St. at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Alabama at Oklahoma St., 5:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Presbyterian at Auburn, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at LSU, 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Virginia Tech, at Atlantis Resort, 7 p.m.


Division II Playoffs

W Boston...........................21 New York.......................16 Philadelphia...................10 Toronto..........................9 New Jersey...................7

W San Antonio...................22 Dallas.............................20 New Orleans.................15 Memphis........................12 Houston.........................10

Conference W L PCT UCF.................... 0 0 .000 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000

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All Games W L PCT 9 0 1.000 8 1 .889 7 1 .875 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 6 2 .750 7 3 .700 6 4 .600 5 4 .556 5 4 .556 5 5 .500

Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl.................................San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl.................................................... Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl........Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6) 7:30 p.m. ESPN 4 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl...North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3) 5:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 28 Insight Bowl..................................................Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5)

9 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 29 Military Bowl.................................... East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4) 1:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.......................................................Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6)

5 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl..................................Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2) 8:15 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl...............................................SMU 7-6 vs. Army (6-5)

11 a.m. ESPN

Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl................................. Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5) 2:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6) 5:40 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl.................................. Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6)

9 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl...................................Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5)

11 a.m. ESPN

Dec. 31 Sun Bowl.................................................Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5)

1 p.m. CBS

Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl...................................................Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3) 2:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl......................South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State (9-4) 6:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl............................. Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)

11 a.m. ESPNU

Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl...........................Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3)

noon ESPN

Jan. 1 Outback Bowl............................................Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5)

noon ABC

Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.................................... Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Jan. 1 Rose Bowl................................................... TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1)

4 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl........................................Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 3 Orange Bowl....................................Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.........................................Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 6 Bowl...............Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl................................................Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2)

7 p.m. Fox

Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl............................ Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6)

11 a.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl..........................Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1)

8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 10 BCS National Championship.....................Auburn 13-0 vs. Oregon (12-0) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

No. 9 UCLA at Hawaii, 11 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina vs. South Carolina, at Myrtle Beach, S.C., 2 p.m. No. 12 Oklahoma at Arkansas, 5 p.m. No. 18 St. John’s vs. UC Santa Barbara or Fresno St., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. No. 19 Maryland at Delaware St., 3 p.m. No. 20 Georgetown vs. Missouri St., 1 p.m. No. 23 Texas at UNLV, 9:30 p.m. No. 25 Boston Coll. vs. N.C.-Wilmington, 11 a.m.

Thursday’s Games Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68, OT Rice 65, Ark.-Little Rock 55 Tulsa 81, Weber St. 79, OT Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games East Carolina at Coastal Carolina, 11:30 a.m. UCF vs. Miami, Noon Tulane at Va. Commonwealth, 1 p.m. Houston at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 7 p.m. SMU at McMurry, 7:30 p.m. Texas Tech at UTEP, 9 p.m.

Thursday’s Scores SOUTH

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 3 4 Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 4 7 Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 2 7 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 2 8 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 2 8 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 1 8 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 1 8 Prairie View........ 0 0 .000 1 9 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 0 8 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000 0 9 Thursday’s Games Alabama St. 54, Oakwood 49 Texas Southern 78, Texas St. 64 Jackson St. 81, Talladega 55 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Prairie View at Michigan St., 5:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Kentucky, 7 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Air Force, 8 p.m.

PCT .429 .364 .222 .200 .200 .111 .111 .100 .000 .000

Thursday’s Scores SOUTH Alabama St. 54, Oakwood 49 Belmont 87, Kennesaw St. 60 Campbell 67, S.C.-Upstate 60 Florida Atlantic 82, Troy 77, OT Jackson St. 81, Talladega 55 LSU 78, McNeese St. 66, OT Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68, OT N.C. State 67, Youngstown St. 50 Nicholls St. 94, Dillard 52 Tennessee Tech 113, Hiwassee 42 UNC Asheville 90, King, Tenn. 72 William & Mary 72, Shenandoah 44

MIDWEST Missouri 81, Oral Roberts 62 N. Dakota St. 76, UC Davis 71 Northwestern 78, American U. 62

SOUTHWEST Rice 65, Ark.-Little Rock 55 Texas Southern 78, Texas St. 64 Tulsa 81, Weber St. 79, OT

FAR WEST Arizona 63, N. Arizona 58 Gonzaga 103, Lewis-Clark St. 61 New Mexico St. 78, Okla. Panhandle St. 46

women’s basketball Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Game No. 22 DePaul 91, No. 3 Stanford 71 Today’s Game No. 5 Xavier vs. Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 7 West Virginia vs. St. Francis, Pa., 6 p.m. No. 13 Kentucky vs. Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. No. 14 Michigan St. vs. Dartmouth, Noon No. 15 Florida St. at Yale, 6 p.m. No. 16 Iowa at South Dakota St., 5 p.m. No. 18 St. John’s vs. Southern Miss, Noon No. 23 Texas vs. SMU, at Las Vegas, 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 11 Ohio St., at New York, 1 p.m. No. 3 Stanford at No. 6 Tennessee, 6 p.m. No. 8 Texas A&M vs. Rutgers, at New York, 11 a.m.

Alabama St. 112, Oakwood 29 Belmont 71, Kennesaw St. 55 Coll. of Charleston 56, Chattanooga 50 Gardner-Webb 81, Converse 47 Georgetown, Ky. 94, Pikeville 73 Georgia St. 59, Jacksonville St. 47 LSU 74, Texas-San Antonio 41 Mars Hill 62, King, Tenn. 52 N.C. State 74, Presbyterian 27 North Greenville 64, Belmont Abbey 57 Northwestern St. 53, Jackson St. 41 S.C.-Aiken 75, Lenoir-Rhyne 68 S.C.-Upstate 85, Campbell 71 Shaw 77, Tusculum 75 St. Francis, Pa. 67, Howard 55 UNC Pembroke 73, St. Andrew’s 52 Xavier, NO 68, Webber 60


Akron 70, Youngstown St. 56 Arizona St. 63, S. Dakota St. 52 DePaul 91, Stanford 71 Duquesne 82, Ohio 52 North Central 52, St. Scholastica 49 Oakland, Mich. 65, Dartmouth 52 Sioux Falls 108, Presentation 67 Wayne, Mich. 70, Ohio Dominican 64


Arkansas 80, Oral Roberts 63 St. Edward’s, Texas 63, Texas A&M-C.C. 54 Texas Wesleyan 70, New Orleans 52


Minot St. 95, Montana Western 90 Nevada 85, Portland St. 57 Santa Clara 52, Pacific 47

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-9 La. Pick 4: 6-4-9-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-8-8 La. Pick 4: 8-2-0-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-9 La. Pick 4: 6-3-0-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-7 La. Pick 4: 2-5-8-0 Easy 5: 14-17-25-28-33 La. Lotto: 11-16-23-36-38-40 Powerball: 10-11-18-32-45 Powerball: 18; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-7 La. Pick 4: 2-0-2-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-0 La. Pick 4: 5-8-6-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-8-6 La. Pick 4: 2-3-4-3 Easy 5: 12-13-22-25-28 La. Lotto: 4-6-7-13-14-31 Powerball: 1-8-10-19-20 Powerball: 23; Power play: 2

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The Vicksburg Post invites all hunters to submit photographs of wildlife they have killed. Please include the following: A general location of the hunt; what type of weapon was used; how long the shot was; and the size of the animal. If it is a buck, include information on rack length, width and points. Please submit pictures of children before they have been blooded. Pictures with an excess amount of blood will not be considered. Photos can be handdelivered to The Vicksburg Post, 1601F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg; e-mailed to; or mailed to: Sports, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS, 39182.

____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2010 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Dec Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 19 Sun > 2:37 8:51 3:05 9:19 06:59 05:00 3:37p 5:21a 10:58p 10:30a 20 Mon > 3:30 9:44 3:58 10:13 06:59 05:01 4:33p 6:20a 11:56p 11:27a 21 Tue F 4:26 10:41 4:55 11:10 07:00 05:01 5:36p 7:16a NoMoon 12:25p 22 Wed > 5:26 11:40 5:54 ----- 07:00 05:01 6:42p 8:07a 12:54a 1:22p 23 Thu > 6:27 12:13 6:54 12:40 07:01 05:02 7:50p 8:52a 1:51a 2:18p 24 Fri 7:27 1:14 7:54 1:40 07:01 05:02 8:58p 9:33a 2:45a 3:12p 25 Sat 8:26 2:13 8:51 2:39 07:02 05:03 10:04p 10:09a 3:38a 4:03p ____________________________________________________________________________ Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at ____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2010 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Dec Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 26 Sun 9:22 3:09 9:47 3:34 07:02 05:04 11:10p 10:44a 4:28a 4:53p 27 Mon 10:15 4:02 10:40 4:27 07:02 05:04 NoMoon 11:18a 5:17a 5:42p 28 Tue Q 11:06 4:53 11:31 5:18 07:03 05:05 12:15a 11:52a 6:07a 6:33p 29 Wed 11:55 5:42 ----- 6:08 07:03 05:05 1:21a 12:30p 6:59a 7:25p 30 Thu 12:17 6:30 12:44 6:57 07:03 05:06 2:28a 1:11p 7:52a 8:19p 31 Fri 1:05 7:19 1:33 7:47 07:04 05:07 3:33a 1:58p 8:47a 9:15p ____________________________________________________________________________ Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at


Gibbs Continued from Page B1. Gators’ inside players. Any extra defender that rotates toward Gibbs on the perimeter is one less clogging the lane for the 6-foot-5 Ammons, the spring-legged Gaskin or Kienta Ross. Gaskin is averaging 8 points and 5.4 rebounds a game, while Ross is putting up 8.3 points and 9.8 rebounds. Seeing how much his teammates benefit has made Gibbs happy to play his role

on the outside. “I prefer to shoot behind the 3-point line. They want my teammates to penetrate and kick it to me and knock it down,” Gibbs said. “What Coach wants me to do is shoot it. That’s mainly what I do. I have to have the confidence to knock it down, and I have a lot of confidence in my shot.” So do the rest of the Gators, and their fans. At home games, Gibbs’ 3-point



attempts generate as much buzz as a breakaway dunk. The crowd buzzes as soon as he touches the ball and pops when he lets it fly. “The crowd is feeding off of him,” Robinson said. “When he starts shooting like that, they automatically assume he’s going to make it.” So does Gibbs. “It gets me pumped up. It builds my confidence, too,” he said. “When I hit one shot it’s hard for me to miss.”


Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th, in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Monday, December 27th at 8:00 a.m. Jace Riggs, 6, bagged this 8-point buck while hunting with his father, Jeremiah Riggs, and grandfather Michael Riggs on private land in Warren County. The buck weighed 190 pounds. Jace is the son of Jeremiah Riggs and Chasity Lee.

EDITION & DEADLINE Vicksburg resident Wayne Cummins bagged this 8-point, 263pound buck on private land in Claiborne County. He used a .270 rifle and made the shot from 150 yards. The buck’s rack had a 19-inch spread and 23-1/2-inch main beams.


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Mulholland Falls” — An exlover’s murder creates problems for the married head, Nick Nolte, of an elite police unit in early ‘50s Los Angeles./7 on Reelz n SPORTS College football — Blue turf is so 2008. In 2010, red is the hot new color for artificial turf. Eastern Washington shows off its “red menace” field in an FCS Nick Nolte semifinal tonight against Villanova./7 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “20/20” — Six common health problems from around the world and what can be done to fix them./9 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Art Neville, rock singer-musician, 73; Ernie Hudson, actor, 65; Chris Matthews, political commentator, 65; Eugene Levy, comedian-actor, 64; Bill Pullman, actor, 57; Peter Farrelly, producer-director-writer, 54; Tracy Byrd, country singer, 44; Sean Patrick Thomas, actor, 40; Milla Jovovich, actress, 35; Nat Wolff, actor-singer, 16. n DEATHS Neva Patterson — The actress who played Cary Grant’s fiancee in the 1957 classic “An Affair to Remember” has died. She was 90. Her daughter, Megan Lee, said that Patterson died Tuesday at her home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. She suffered complications from a broken hip. Patterson already was a Broadway veteran when she was cast to play Lois for the Cary Grant movie. She originated the role of Helen Sherman in the 1952 Broadway play “The Seven Year Itch.”


‘Virgin’ actor gets life in stabbing An actor who appeared in the film “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with possible parole in 12 years for stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times when he stopped by her home and found her with another man. Shelley Malil was sentenced by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Harry Elias three months after a jury convicted the actor of attempted premeditated murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The victim, Kendra Beebe, suffered punctured lungs and wounds to her neck, chest, back and arms in the 2008 attack. Seated before the court, Malil apologized for Shelley Malil stabbing Beebe and said he wanted to go to prison. “I want to do whatever I need to do to make sure I make right from the wrong that I did,” he said. “Kendra Beebe did not deserve anything that happened to her. ... I can’t even begin to imagine what she has been through,” he added. Before the sentencing, Beebe also spoke to the court about the physical and emotional pain she suffered. “Despite the stab wounds he inflicted, I am alive,” she said, going on to say Malil’s testimony had not been credible.

‘Melrose’ actress indicted in fatal crash An actress who appeared on the original “Melrose Place” has been indicted in a fatal car crash in New Jersey. Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 39, of Hopewell is charged with aggravated manslaughter and assault by auto. The indictment was handed up Thursday in Somerset County. Authorities say Locane-Bovenizer’s Chevrolet Tahoe hit a Mercury Milan driven by Fred SeeAmy man of Montgomery as he was turning into his Locane-Bovenizer driveway June 27. Seeman’s wife, Helene, was killed. Officers arrested Locane-Bovenizer after detecting alcohol on her breath. She has been freed on $50,000 bail. Locane-Bovenizer played Sandy Louise Harling on the first season of “Melrose Place” in 1992.

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‘Pink Panther’ director Blake Edwards dies at 88 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignance and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “10” and the “Pink Panther” farces, is dead at age 88. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia late Wednesday at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said publicist Gene Schwam. Blake’s wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members were at his side. He had been hospitalized for about two weeks. Edwards had knee problems, had undergone unsuccessful procedures and was “pretty much confined to a wheelchair for the last year-and-a-half or two,” Schwam said. That may have contributed to his condition, he added. At the time of his death, Edwards was working on two Broadway musicals, one based on the “Pink Panther” movies. The other, “Big Rosemary,” was to be an original comedy set during Prohibition, Schwam said. “His heart was as big as his talent. He was an Academy Award winner in all respects,” said Schwam, who knew him for 40 years. A third-generation filmmaker, Edwards was praised for evoking classic performances from Jack Lemmon, Audrey Hepburn, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Lee Remick and Andrews, his wife of 42 years. Actor Robert Wagner credits Edwards with giving him some of the greatest opportunities of his career. Edwards directed and often wrote a wide variety of movies including “Days of Wine and Roses,” a harrowing story of alcoholism; “The Great Race,” a comedy-adventure that starred Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood; and “Victor/Victoria,” his genderbender musical comedy with Andrews. He was also known for an independent spirit that brought clashes with studio

‘Pops’ Staples marker put up in Winona JACKSON (AP) — The latest marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail is dedicated to Roebuck “Pops” Staples, a well-known gospel singer and patriarch of the Staple Singers music group. The marker was placed on Summit Street near the courthouse Roebuck i n Wi n o n a “Pops” Staples Thursday, said Alex Thomas, music development program manager for the Mississippi Development Authority. Staples was born on a farm near Winona on Dec. 28, 1914. He began playing blues as a youngster in the Delta, but soon embarked on a gospel singing career leading the Staple Singers to international fame and crossover success in the rhythm & blues and pop fields, according to information from MDA. “Pops Staples had a significant role when you look at how gospel music and blues and soul music all intertwined,” Thomas said Thursday.


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Julie Andrews with her husband, film director Blake Edwards, in 1992 bosses. He vented his disdain for the Hollywood system in his 1981 black comedy, “S.O.B.” “I was certainly getting back at some of the producers of my life,” he once remarked, “although I was a good deal less scathing than I could have been. The only way I got to make it was because of the huge success of ‘10,’ and even then they tried to sabotage it.” Because many of his films were studded with farcical situations, reviewers often criticized his work. “In Mr. Edward’s comic world, noses are to be stung, heads to have hangovers, and beautiful women to be pursued at any cost,” wrote The New York Times’ Vincent Canby in a review of “10.” Gary Arnold of the Washington Post added: “Edwards seems to take two dumb steps for every smart one. ... He can’t seem to resist the most miserable sight gags that occur to him.” However, Richard Schickel wrote in Time magazine: “When director Edwards is at his best, there is something bracing, and in these days, unique about his comedy. ... He really wants to save the world by showing how stupid some of its creatures can be.” Steve Martin expressed his thoughts on Twitter, writing,

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comedy. Sorry to hear of his passing.” Although many of Edwards’ films were solid hits, he was nominated for Academy Awards only twice, in 1982 for writing the adapted screenplay of “Victor/Victoria” and in 1983 for co-writing “The Man Who Loved Women.” Lemmon and Remick won Oscar nominations in 1962 for “Days of Wine and Roses,” and Hepburn was nominated for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961. The motion picture academy selected Edwards to receive a lifetime achievement award in 2004 for “his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.”

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Widowed mother’s demands push her daughter to limit Dear Abby: My father died this year. My husband and I were his primary caregivers. I was with him until his dying breath. After his passing, Mom asked us to move in so she wouldn’t be alone. She has post-polio syndrome, but her biggest problem is her “princess syndrome.” She has trouble getting around, but is able to do some things while I’m at work all day. As soon as I walk in the door, she’s all over me to do simple tasks that she could have done during the day. She complains the house isn’t clean enough, or that this and that aren’t done up to her standards. Abby, it was easier to take care of all my dad’s needs than it is to take care of hers! Her day consists of getting up at 10 a.m., watching soap operas and eating herself to



more than 300 pounds. How do I deal with a mother with a major princess complex? — Not Cinderella Dear Not Cinderella: Do it by having a frank conversation with your mother and telling her exactly what you have told me, WITHOUT labeling her a princess. You should also insist that she be screened by her doctor for depression. If her demands are more than you and your husband can deliver, then consider moving into a place of your own. However, if your mother realizes that the alternative


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Experience has taught you far more than you may realize, as the next solar cycle is likely to prove. You’ll have the wherewithal to handle many things that in the past would have been confusing to you, but now won’t trouble you one bit. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t purchase an expensive article for your household if you are undecided about whether you really want it. If your need isn’t imminent or critical, sleep on it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Instead of doing things as correctly as they should be done because of the work involved, you may opt for taking a shortcut, and greatly diminish the value of what you were trying to accomplish. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Treating your financial affairs in a cavalier fashion is asking for big trouble down the line. Serious obligations must be acknowledged and handled accordingly. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Knowing how to close a sale is just as important as making it in the first place. Start finalizing the deal the moment you get a nod of approval, or your prospect could wriggle off the hook. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Unless you can discern between wishful and positive thinking, you could engage in activities that might work against you. Realistic thinking is constructive; the other is a pipe dream. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — There is nothing wrong with going after what you want. Just be sure, however, that what you think you desire is truly worth having, or you could expend all that energy for nothing. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — When you’re bored, you sometimes have a tendency to change things merely for change’s sake. Be careful not to do so at this juncture, because it could be disruptive and gum up the works. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — When discussing something of personal importance, be sure to keep an open mind. If you don’t, you could hear only what you want to and miss something that could be very helpful. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Having a tendency to be impulsive could be your worst enemy if you’re not careful, especially if you’re involved in something new. Take the time to follow each step carefully. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Even a nominal amount of discord between you and another could shatter what you’re working on and/or, worse yet, the relationship. At the very least, it will set you back a great deal. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It isn’t likely to be one of your better days for experimenting with untested methods or procedures. This will be especially true if you have a partner who knows less about things than you do. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Instead of asking for a loan from a friend, make do with the resources you have at hand.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m writing in regard to your response to a teen that was being physically abused by her father. Your suggestion that the girl talk with the school nurse was right on. I would like to thank you for letting your readers know that school nurses are an important part of today’s educational system. And I’m really saddened when I hear of school districts getting rid of nurses because of budget deficiencies. Any board of education member who thinks school nurses are unnecessary — that they merely sit in an office all day, waiting for an injured child to walk in so they can put a Band-Aid on a cut or scrape — is misinformed. As a school nurse myself, please allow me to enlighten these people about how a nurse really spends her day. Some of our day is spent checking, verifying and pleading with parents to take their children to family doctors for various vaccinations, such as polio, measles and other contagious diseases. We counsel students on every imaginable physical, psychological, social and emotional problem — from the simple (peer pressure) to the complex (sexual abuse). Finding physical defects in students and contacting parents to inform them where they can receive free medical treatment is another function we perform. We are secretaries, clerks and, when necessary, substitute parents. We give medical aid to the adult staff and, at times, are used as substitute teachers. We also give out much-needed tender love and care with a reassuring smile. I could go on and on for another 10 minutes, but I’m writing on my lunch break and I’ve just been called to my office. It seems a little boy fell off a fence and scraped his knee. — Nurse, Detroit. Nurse: I’m an educator who knows the value of the school nurse. The most important certificated members of the school staff are the teachers, followed closely by the invaluable nurse. Least important are the school administrators, with the principal lagging behind! I speak from experience. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

is living alone, she may be inclined to compromise. Dear Abby: My husband of one year (at the time) was considered by everyone to be the most caring, good husband. But he never wanted to have relations with me. After several months of investigation, I learned he had been seeing prostitutes. He even admitted to me that when he did have sex with me he was thinking of them. Fast-forward: I forgave him; we went to counseling. Abby, he still never wants to have sex with me! When we do, it’s because I initiate it. My self-confidence is shot. He says he “doesn’t have a sex drive,” so I can either accept him for all the positives — of which there are many — and not have a sex life, or not. I have considered fulfilling my needs outside the marriage, and giving him the

green light to do the same, but he’s against it. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Should I just settle and be happy with what I have? — Wanting More in the South Dear Wanting More: You are obviously not happy with “what you have.” And a man who engages the services of a prostitute DOES have a sex drive. You both need to be completely truthful with each other. Once you have reached that point, you will know what to do, and you won’t have to ask me to make the decision for you. Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have reached an impasse. He says that breakfast, brunch or lunch is an acceptable time to spend with my girlfriends, but dinner is “family time” and should be spent at home with him. He also says that girlfriends

Winter toenail fungus not so uncommon Dear Dr. Gott: I often have a problem with toenail fungus in the summertime, but it’s understandable because I spend a lot of time at our town pool and in the locker room afterward so I can change out of my bathing suit. This I have learned to accept. I live in the upper northwest section of the country, and I have the start of another fungal infection. This is the first time this has happened during the winter, and I am totally confused as to why. Our pool is closed until warm weather returns, and I’m in my home, which I thought was safe from the problem. I was wrong. Can you shed some light on this annoying problem? Dear Reader: You’re not the first person with this complaint. We tend to forget that damp, cold weather can also trigger just such an infection. I’m sure you have already pulled your winter boots out of the closet and have worn them when grocery shopping, taking your children to functions, or when walking and hiking to keep in shape. It’s cold. We don’t stop to think that our feet are cozy and warm — sometimes sweating — when we have the heat on in the car during travel or when simply walking around the block. The warmth and moisture combine to set the stage for such a problem to occur. You might consider trimming your nail and applying a petrolatum menthol salve to the top and underside twice daily. The process might take a month or more, but a healthy nail should ultimately grow out, replacing the yellow discoloration you are likely experiencing. Some people achieve success by either dabbing a cotton ball with white vinegar or simply pouring the liquid over the affected area twice daily. Again, patience is necessary for results. If you would like to investigate another avenue, there are a number of over-the-counter remedies, including Miranel, found at Walgreens pharmacies. I personally know people who have used this over-thecounter antifungal successfully for the specific problem you are experiencing. It contains miconazole ointment, tea tree oil and a host of other effective ingredients. Miranel can also be used to treat ringworm, athlete’s foot and the irritation that can appear between the toes. Consider one of my recommendations and be sure to follow up with treatment in the future at the first sign of infection. Dear Dr. Gott: I don’t know how to search your web page for home remedies for athlete’s foot. Actually, I can’t figure out how to search for anything. Dear Reader: Let’s see if we can take the process step by step with good results. In the address bar at the top of your browser, type in This will bring you to the home page of my website. In the top right hand



corner, you should see a box and the word “search” next to it. Click in the box and type in the topic you wish information on. Then click the search button. You will be directed to the appropriate page. I just did, only to find I don’t have information up regarding athlete’s foot; however, I was able to type in countless other subjects successfully. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Stay tuned. Athlete’s foot will be discussed soon.

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

who spend a weekend away together are “up to no good.” I see no problem with it. What are your thoughts? — Unsure in the Midwest Dear Unsure: Your boyfriend appears to be insecure, controlling and have a dim view of women. If you’re smart, you will find someone who is less easily threatened

by female bonding and let this one go.

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


01. Legals Abandoned Vehicle For Sale Vehicle considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, repairs & storage. 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt VIN: 1G1AK55F067792846. Date of Sale: Monday December 27, 2010. Time of Sale: 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Vicksburg Auto Sale, LLC, 990 Hwy 61 North, Vicksburg, Ms 39183. Publish 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 (3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JAMES WILLIAM CARR DECEASED PROBATE NO.2010-137PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of JAMES WILLIAM CARR, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 23rd day of November, 2010 and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 24th day of November, 2010 _____________________ VIRGINIA NEVELS CARR Publish: 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 (3t)

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF FINAL SETTLEMENT OF CONTRACT Notice is hereby given that the contract between the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, Mississippi, on the one part, and Dirtworks Inc. of Vicksburg, on the other part, dated 12/03/2007, for the construction of Project No. SAP-75(15)M being Eagle Shore/Tucker Road Reclamation in Warren County, Mississippi, has been fully and completely performed and final settlement thereunder has been made on 11/02/2009. This notice is given under Section 31-5-53, Mississippi Code of 1972, in pursuance of the authority conferred upon me by order of the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, in Minute Book 42, Page 526. Dated, this 29th day of November, 2010. Dot McGee, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Warren County, Mississippi By: S. Tompkins D. C. Publish: 12/17(1t) REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Guaranteed Water Meter Energy Services Contract/Project The Culkin Water District will accept proposals for qualifications from energy service companies (ESCO's) for the development of a "Guaranteed Water Meter Energy Services Contract/Project." The intent of this project is to provide the Culkin Water District with a comprehensive program for the installation of new water meters and AMR devices to achieve water conservation, increased efficiency, increased utility revenue and decreased operation costs, sufficient to provide for all program costs. The project shall be issued in accordance with Section 31-7-14 (1) (b) of the Mississippi Code. A detailed "request for qualifications" or other information may be obtained from John Gunn, General Manager of the Culkin Water District at 2681 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-8788, phone 601-636-9124. All correspondence should be addressed to Mr. Gunn at the above address. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., December 22, 2010, at the Office of Culkin Water District at 2681 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183-8788. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., January 10, 2011 at the Office of Culkin Water District at 2681 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183-8788. Culkin Water District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. So ordered by the Board of Directors, Culkin Water District. _______________________ Fred D. Davis, President Publish: 12/10, 12/17(2t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 18th day of January, 2006, and acknowledged on the 18th day of January, 2006, Katina Foster, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Ellis and Ellis, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1573 at Page 227 #230382; and WHEREAS, on the 8th day of November, 2006, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1430 at Page 410 #240330;

Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1573 at Page 227 #230382; and WHEREAS, on the 8th day of November, 2006, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1430 at Page 410 #240330; and WHEREAS, on the 8th day of November, 2006, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1430 at Page 411 #240331; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of January, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That certain lot or parcel of land lying and being situated in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, in Section 1, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, designated as Lot 2, as shown on plat of Lightcap Place, Evelyn Street Survey said plat being of record in Deed Book 302, at page 495 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said land is the same conveyed to Walter L. Salassi and Annie A. Salassi by Warranty Deed from Luther Edwin Mobley and Phyllis Wilson Mobley recorded Book 462 at page 293 of the land deed records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 7th day of December, 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ASH/F06-1411 Publish: 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 (3t)

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NOTICE OF SALE The contents of Unit 11 belonging to Bobbie Warner will be sold on Saturday, December 18th at 10am to the highest bidder due to non payment of storage fees. Place of sale: Libbey's Pack Away Mini Storage 711 First East Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (3t)

NOTICE OF SALE The contents of Unit 5 belonging to the Late Hersey A. Wilson and Heirs will be sold on Saturday, December 18th at 10am to the highest bidder due to non payment of storage fees. Place of sale: Libbey's Pack Away Mini Storage 711 First East Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 (3t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Conventioinal Single-Axle Pothole Truck will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, January 04, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cash, Cashier's Check, Certified Check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of 5% of bid must accompany same. (No Business or Personal Checks) The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 12/10, 12/17(2t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 20th day of December, 2005, and acknowledged on the 20th day of December, 2005, Anthony D McCloud, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Ellis and Ellis, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1567 at Page 717 #229603; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of September, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 353 Instrument #282337; and WHEREAS, on the 30th day of September, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 444 Instrument #282472; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of January, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse

Instrument #282472; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of January, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty-Eight (48) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat of which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 7th day of December, 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ASH/F10-2586 Publish: 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 (3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EDNA SMITH SANDERS, DECEASED NO. 2010-138PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of EDNA SMITH SANDERS, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 23rd day of November, 2010 and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 24th day of November, 2010 ______________________ CHARLES LAMAR SANDERS Publish: 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 (3t))

All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through December 23, Friday, 17, 2010 inclusive, of the Survey and Subdivision of Part of Parcels 3 and 2 South, of "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 FOUND SMALL DOG! East, Warren County, Vicinity of Hospital and Mississippi, a plat of which Culkin Road. Call to appears of record in Plat Identify. 601-218-1971. Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was BLOOD HOUND. NOT conveyed to Forrest L. wearing collar, found TuckMcNair and Patsy P. McNair er Road vicinity. 601-278by Merchants National Bank, 0088. Trustee for the Lorena Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deed dated September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will only convey such title FOUND!! YELLOW as is vested in me as LABRADOR/ Golden ReSubstitute Trustee. triever. Porters Chapel WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, area. Defining cute ridge of this 2nd day of December, hair on nose. Doe shaped 2010. eyes. Distinctive collar. Call Emily Kaye Courteau to identify. 601-738-0650, Substitute Trustee 601-738-0649. 2309 Oliver Road LOST A DOG? Monroe, LA 71201 Found a cat? Let The (318) 330-9020 Vicksburg Post help! lca/F08-2309 Run a FREE 3 day ad! Publish: 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 601-636-SELL or e-mail (3t) classifieds@vicksburg

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02. Public Service FREE PUPPIES TO good home. Mixed breed, 1 black, 1 brown, 1 red, all males. 601-629-4371. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

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Pregnancy Choices Substitute Trustee's Free Pregnancy Tests Notice of Sale (non-medical facility) STATE OF MISSISSIPPI ¡ Education on All COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 22nd day Options of February, 2007, and ¡ Confidential Counacknowledged on the 22nd seling day of February, 2007, Brian Call 601-638-2778 K Russell, executed and for appt delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Recontrust www.vicksburgpregnanCompany, NA, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., ENDING HOMELESSBeneficiary, to secure an NESS. WOMEN with chilindebtedness therein dren or without are you in described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Womof the Chancery Clerk of en's Restoration Shelter. Warren County, Mississippi Certain restrictions apply, in Book 1641 at Page 553 601-661-8990. Life coach#243221; and ing available by appointWHEREAS, on the 1st day ment. of March, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Is the one you Deed of Trust unto BAC love Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home hurting you? Loans Servicing, LP, by Call instrument recorded in the Haven House Family office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book Shelter 1506 at Page 680 #276306; 601-638-0555 or and 1-800-898-0860 WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Services available to Holder of said Deed of Trust women & children who are substituted and appointed victims of Emily Kaye Courteau as domestic violence and/or Trustee in said Deed of homeless: Shelter, counTrust, by instrument recordseling, group support. ed in the office of the afore(Counseling available by said Chancery Clerk in Book appt.) 1486 at Page 20 #261916; and WHEREAS, default having KEEP UP WITH all the been made in the payments local news and sales...of the indebtedness secured subscribe to The Vicksby the said Deed of Trust, burg Post Today! Call and the holder of said Deed 601-636-4545, of Trust, having requested ask for Circulation. the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of January, 2011, I will during the lawful hours Runaway of between 11:00 a.m. and Are you 12 to 17? 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, Alone? Scared? offer for sale and will sell, at Call 601-634-0640 anythe west front door of the time or 1-800-793-8266 Warren County Courthouse We can help! at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, One child, the following described land one day at a time. and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, towit: All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through 23, BEAUTIFUL DOG, inclusive, of the Survey and WEARING green collar. Subdivision of Part of Call to identify, 601-629Parcels 3 and 2 South, of 4371. "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was conveyed to Forrest L. Looking for Manager/Sales Clerks McNair and Patsy P. McNair New store by Merchants National Bank,to open soon at Trustee2314 for the Lorena Iowa Blvd. Suite 500, Vicksburg MS Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deedMust dated have retail experience, September 16, 1981 and customer service recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of oriented the Warren and be a self starter. County, Mississippi Land Online Applications Records. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Friday December 17th Noon- 4pm SubstituteorTrustee. taking applications onsite. For more information Call WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 2nd day ofRay December, Firestine at 479-806-6757 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 lca/F08-2309 Publish: 12/17, 12/24, 12/31 (3t)

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LOST WALLET!!! LOST OR STOLEN wallet, missing between Central Fire Station and River Region Medical Center. Contains very important papers. Please return. Call 601-638-7360.

07. Help Wanted “ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hours Monday- Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, Pay based on experience and qualifications. Contact Service Manager at 601-630-2952 or fax resume to 601-6365071 or e-mail EOE CHEER & TUMBLE Instructors needed. Must be experienced in Cheerleading. Work is after 2pm into evenings. Monday- Friday. Call 601-415-2085. HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Leading edge aviation, Greenville, MS Excellent career opportunity in Diesel/ Fuel engine repair and overhaul. Minimum 2 years experience, hydraulic and electrical a plus. Must have outstanding work ethic positive attitude and great references. Pay DOE Email resume to Fax 714-556-4023 or Call 714-556-0576. Relocation Assistance Available. LIVE IN COMPANION needed. References required. Send resumes to: Dept. 3743 The Vicksburg Post P.O Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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


CKC REGISTERED AUSTRALIAN Shepherd puppies. Tails docked, dew claws removed, shots/ wormed, males, females, blue merles, black tris, red merles. $300. Just in time for Christmas! 601-6305702. HAY FOR SALE. Square bales, pure coastal Bermuda, $4. 601-636-2194.


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EPIPHONE SG310 SERIES electric guitar. Black, and SG hard shell case, great condition. $200. 601535-2290, 601-529-8059.

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REGISTERED CHRISTMAS PUPPIES. Male Poms, $300. Poodles, $275. Shia-Poms, $175. Tiny Poms, $400. Will hold for Christmas. 318-3417697. SPECIAL BABIES, SHIHPOOS . 1 wonderful chocolate male, black and white male, cute cute cream Brindle girl, Very very small. Ready to go. CPR registered, shots and wormed. $250. Delhi 318-680- 2100. TINY LONG AND short coat Chihuahua babies. Exceptional beauties. Ready Christmas Quite in colors. CPR registered. Delhi 318-680-2100.

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

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I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. TOP PRICES PAID for coins, Gold, Silver, war relics, estates. 601-618-2727. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075. 601-218-0038, ifIf no no answer, answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale CLOCK REPAIR. Antique clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, etcetera. 601638-4003, 601-529-8140.

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RED OAK FIREWOOD pick up or delivery. 601631-4002. REMINGTON MOSSY OAK 22 597 Model, never been fired. $150. 601- 6380066, 12 noon-8pm USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1370 Culkin Road. Parking Lot of FanTastic Finds. Candles, jewelery, antique furniture, yard art, Christmas ornaments, other miscellaneous. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am- 6pm. 1403 SOUTH FRONTAGE Road, by Saxton's. Saturday, 10am- until. Lazy-Boy chairs, X-Box system with accessories and games, 13 inch TV. Broyhill table, Christmas toys, rocking chairs., some bakery inventory. If raining, will start later then 10am. Sweets Unlimited closing for business after December 23rd. 203 and 205 Harriet Avenue, off John Allen, Friday 4pm-until, Saturday 6:30am- until. Furniture, T.V., rug, hats, gloves, stocking stuffers, clothing, more! AUNT WENDY'S 43C Fisher Ferry Road and 2727 Fisher Ferry Road 20% sale on selected items. December 18- 24. HUGE GARAGE SALE Medical Associates parking lot. 2080 South Frontage Road. Lots of items from infant to adult. A little bit of everything. Clothes, toys, furniture, etcetera. Saturday 7am- 12 noon.

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Friday, December 17, 2010


READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! 29. Unfurnished Apartments

33. Commercial Property DELUXE OFFICE SPACE- Wisconsin Avenue. 680 square feet- $450. 1100 square feet- $850. Call 601-634-6669.

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

34. Houses For Sale

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Ask Us.


19. Garage & Yard Sales

28. Furnished Apartments

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

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

MOVING GARAGE SALE. Saturday 7am- until. 3427 Halls Ferry Road, at Honeyz Scentz & Fashionz, (same parking lot as Fred's Dollar Store). New items and garage sale items ALL at garage sale prices. Store fixtures, Christmas gift baskets, home accessories, plus size clothing, scented oils, new jewelry, etcetera. Rain or shine.

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

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

FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. 1415 Washington Street, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-8734236, 662-873-2878, leave message.

COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

22. Musical Instruments 1995 FENDER STRAT guitar, made in the USA. Mint condition, with case and strap. Asking $350. 601-831-2776.

23. Entertainment/ Vacations PURPOSE DRIVEN TOURS. February Florida Circle. 30 other tours. Christian, all costs included. Call for 2011 brochure and tour seminar near you. 601-371-8733.

475 Mallet Road

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home has 2183 sq. ft. and sits back on 7.1 acres. Completely remodeled. Must see!! REDUCED TO $185,000!

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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



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

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

310.46 acres Freetown Road, Bovina area. Rolling pasture, beautiful house site. $55,000. 321.52 acres China Grove. Wooded, $85,000. 3Financing available3 May and Campbell Land Company. 601-634-8255.


SAYING “SAYONARA” TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 601-636-SELL.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

CALL 601-636-SELL

2008 CRF 450X Street Legal, $4,900. Very low miles, like new condition. 601-636-1927

40. Cars & Trucks 1999 CHEVROLET BLAZER. V6, power sunroof, 6 pack CD, great shape. $3500. Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer. 2006 TOYOTA AVALON. Loaded, 56,000 miles, excellent condition. $17,300. 601-636-7924, 6pm-9pm. GMC 54 PASSENGER Blue Bird school bus. Runs good. 601-638-1063.

CHRISTMAS SALE-A-THON! 98 Malibu - $728 Down 01 Cavalier - $728 Down 03 Alero - $879 Down 00 Explorer - $879 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

601-636-0502 Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

O K C A R S C ASH C ARS 1991 Toyota 4-Runner, 4x4 1997 GMC Jimmy 4x4 1999 Kia Sportage 2001 Hyundai Sonata 2000 Chevy Blazer 2001 Ford Explorer 1999 BMW 328i Convertible 2003 Mitsubishi Galant 2003 Ford Focus

$2500 $1988 $2800 $2800 $3000 $3200 $4500 $3500 $4888

$100 Deposit • $40 Day Mon - Fri 9am-5pm 2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg Sat 9am-1pm 601-636-3147

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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


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

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

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 No matter what type of home you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Apartments Available Now

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

1309 Mission 66 • Vicksburg

Please call 601-636-3226

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

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

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

2- 5 ACRE TRACTS IN Claiborne County. 1 wooded and 1 cleared. $5,000 per acre. Call 601-664-0287.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles


Downtown Convenience •

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

Big River Realty

*LAND LIQUIDATION* 20 acres, $0 down, $99/month. ONLY $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed owner financing. NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money back guarantee. FREE map and pictures. 866-383-8302.

No Credit Card required on Car Rentals! •

No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

“Bank Owned, Make Offer!” 1.5 story, 1580 sf, 3/2, wood floors, fireplace. 601-218-1800 Bette Paul Warner, McMillin Real Estate,

36. Farms & Acreage

3.03 ACRES ON BILL Strong Road, cleared/ ready to build. $20,000. 601-2189984, 601-218-7816.


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

Utilities Paid •


Eagle Lake 55 Sullivan Cove,

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

36. Farms & Acreage


2 BED, 2 BATH, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601831-4833.

1911 Mission 66 Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

35. Lots For Sale



26. For Rent Or Lease

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

33. Commercial Property

• Lake Surrounds Community

When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!


STUMP REMOVAL. DECEMBER Special! 40 or more stumps, 24 inches or less, $15 each or lower. 30 years Christian service. State's lowest on big jobs and big stumps. The Tree Barber. 601-371-8733.

SMALL HAIR SALON. Wisconsin Avenue, only $425 monthly! 601-6346669.


$36,500 – LIKE NEW Single Wide, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 8/10 acre, Private country setting. Oak Ridge Road. Wayne Thornton Real Estate. Call Wayne. 601-415-7779.


Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

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



318-633-9526 Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8am- 11am

3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATH, very private location, Highway 27. $675 monthly, 601415-0784.

Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

105 RANCHO ROAD. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 4.99 acres. Located 1 mile outside city limits. $60,000. 601-415-5033.

McMillin Real Estate

Call Today for more information

30. Houses For Rent

1803 Clay Street

34. Houses For Sale

Debra Grayson

Riverbend Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency


Member FDIC

2 bedroom house, $400 monthly. 3 bedroom Duplex $450 monthly. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit on all. 601-6348290.

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

Mortgage Loans

2150 South Frontage Road

2 bedroom Apartments Available

Licensed in MS and LA

Broker, GRI

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator


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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

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

FHA & VA Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

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

24. Business Services

Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023

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

34. Houses For Sale

TDD Relay 1-800-582-2233

Classifieds Really Work!

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


Friday, December 17, 2010

The Vicksburg Post







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