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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ set for vote in Senate By The Associated Press


still using stuff from back then.” Ronnie Bounds, vice chairman of the board,said, “The Main Street area needs

WASHINGTON — Rushing to finish by Christmas, congressional Democrats are working overtime to secure Senate ratification of a new arms control treaty and to end the military’s ban on openly gay service members. Legislation to keep the federal govern• New tax ment runlaw: what’s ning until in it for you mid- to late February is also on the agenda, a matter for negotiations with emboldened Republicans who will take control of the House and add to their numbers in the Senate come January. Today, the Senate is headed for a landmark vote on the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay members. Passage would be a historic victory for President Barack Obama, who made repeal of the 17-year-old law a campaign promise in 2008. It also would be a political win for congressional Democrats who have struggled repeatedly in the final hours of the lame-duck session to overcome Republican objections. A procedural vote was expected by noon. If at least 60 senators vote to advance the bill as expected, the legislation could pass as early as late afternoon. Republicans could demand extended debate time, but early indications were that they might not draw the process out further. Meanwhile, on Friday, Obama seized one legislative triumph as Congress voted to extend tax cuts and unemployment benefits and he signed the bill into law. He was looking for several more on his wish list, though — the arms control treaty and repeal of the military gay ban — to close out a politically tough year. But the fate of those items were less certain as hard feelings lingered in the Senate.

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WEATHER Today: Partly cloudy; high of 51 Tonight: Partly cloudy; low of 26 Mississippi River Friday:

18.5 feet Fell: 1.3 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

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Beulah supporters watch a documentary on the cemetery Friday at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Watching, from left, are Deb Mitchell, director of the

library; state Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg; Karen Frederick, secretary of the Beulah Cemetery Restoration Committee; and Pearline Williams, president.


DEATHS • Laura Geraldine Farrar Arender • William Myles • Mildred Jean Maxey Washington


TODAY IN HISTORY 1865: The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, is declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward. 1940: Adolf Hitler orders secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa was launched in June 1941.) 1972: The United States begins heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets during the Vietnam War. (The bombardment ended 11 days later.) 2000: Newspaper heir Randolph Apperson Hearst, the last surviving son of William Randolph Hearst and father of Patricia Hearst, dies in New York at age 85.

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Historical documentary almost a wrap By Manivanh Chanprasith A documentary featuring a Vicksburg cemetery is undergoing some tweaking and will be ready for release after the new year. The Beulah Cemetery Restoration Committee commissioned the project in the spring. In July, Jacksonbased Cam Cam Video Productions was hired to produce a 20-minute documentary on the private graveyard established in 1884 by the Vicksburg Tabernacle No. 19 Inde-

pendent Order of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity. “This video is going to keep, at the utmost, in the youths’ minds that this is a historical place,” said committee president Pearline Williams who, along with others, gathered Friday afternoon at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library for a first look at the documentary. “Now, it won’t be forgotten.” The film is narrated by Clinton author and poet J. Moffett Walker and features key players in the cemetery’s restoration and history,

including Williams; cemetery manager Leo Sims; longtime Vicksburg resident Thelma Rush; state Rep. George Flaggs, a Democrat from Vicksburg who helped fund the project; and the Jefferson family, owners of the first black funeral home in Vicksburg. The film cost around $2,500. Flaggs, using campaign funds, donated half, and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau the other half. “It’s important that we restore as See Beulah , Page A9.

Vicksburg Main Street aims to update look By Manivanh Chanprasith Vicksburg’s Main Street Program is seeking to update its nearly 30-year-old image.

Main Street’s board of directors voted Thursday to give Executive Director Kim Hopkins the OK to inquire about branding services from Arnett Muldrow & Associates, which

has conducted studies for Main Street organizations throughout the state. “We’re wanting to update,” Hopkins said. “We’ve been a Main Street (affiliate) for 26 years, going on 27, and we’re

Military park scenes are latest card design By Everett Bexley Decks of playing cards featuring the Vicksburg National Military Park are available just in time for lastminute Christmas shoppers looking for stocking-stuffers. The cards are being sold by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, and each depicts a monument or site at the VNMP. Included are images of the Memorial Arch, Illinois Monument and Navy Memorial. “The park is a big part of what Vicksburg is,” said the foundation’s director, Nancy

To buy The cards are $10 per deck at Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Paper Plus and Corner Drug Store, all on Washington Street. Bell. “People are very sentimental and nostalgic about these scenes, and the cards give people a good feeling to have or give to someone else.” Along with the full-color renderings­— which were taken from old postcards — ­ is information on each site. “You can learn something

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The Vicksburg National Military Park playing cards being sold for $10 by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation from these,” Bell said. “They are an interpretive tool.” Decks are on sale for $10 at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Paper Plus and Corner Drug Store, all on Washington Street.

“Maybe people will see these and want to run through the park — even if they haven’t in years,” Bell said. “They are useful. It’s not just like throwing candy into a stocking.”

In 2006, the foundation sold decks that featured notable sites from around town such as such as Duff Green Mansion, Waterways Experiment Station and the Old Constitution Fire House.


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tion on a job-finder link on its website include working knowledge of row-crop farming, horticulture, and natural resources. Sometimes called county agents, the directors are employees of the university and its Extension Service. This summer, plans to scrap individual directors and restructuring county offices into clusters of three or four with multiple agents were discussed as a way to trim costs

Interviews to fill the vacant director’s job at the Warren County Extension Service could take place by mid- to late January — provided a recent job posting receives interest, officials say. The office has been without a titled director since John Coccaro retired July 1. Criteria listed by Mississippi State University for the posi-

after the Extension Service budget was cut by more than $1.4 million. But, postings for the leadership job of the local office on Grove Street mean an eventual hire will be based there, said Dr. Stephen Dicke, interim head of the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond, of which Warren County’s office is a part. “The position was successful before,” Dicke said, adding that the Extension also favors

continuing the newspaper columns written by recent past directors. “It’ll be the same type of job John Coccaro and Terry Rector were so good at before.” Dicke said a committee of Extension directors from Copiah, Claiborne, Hinds and Yazoo will help vet the field of applicants, along with a representative chosen by Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George. Counties fund part of the

Today • 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 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. • Yuletide Souls Festival — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; featuring Southern authors, artists; free; 601-636-6411. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center. • Singing Tree — 6 p.m. at Trinity Baptist, Porters Chapel.

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. • Glenwood Circle Luminaries — Neighborhood to be illuminated beginning at dusk. • Singing Tree — 6: 30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist, Porters Chapel.

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Wednesday • “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; 601-636-4786 or 601-994-3477. • Verdee Thomas Art Exhibit — Mississippi Welcome Center, Interstate 20 and Washington Street.

Thursday • “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; 601636-4786 or 601-994-3477.

Dec. 26 • 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; 601-618-9349.

Sunday • Nativity Display — 1-4 p.m. at Goodman Memorial United

After the spill

Coast Guard: Little seafloor oil from disaster NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists said Friday extensive sampling of the Gulf of Mexico seafloor found oil in quantities too small to collect and in concentrations below harmful levels, except in the area surrounding the BP well. The Coast Guard’s report conJudge: trasts independent sciRig owner entists who must hand say oil from over rethe BP spill cords extensively damaged the seafloor and killed coral, sea fans and many bottom-dwelling animals like tubeworms. “We are not finding any recoverable amounts of oil” on the seafloor, Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft said. “We are

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‘We are not finding any recoverable amounts of oil’ on the seafloor, Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft said. ‘We are dealing with barely detectable amounts of oil in the parts per billion in many places.’ dealing with barely detectable amounts of oil in the parts per billion in many places.” He said the tiny amounts of oil fall well under pollution limits, except for the area within 1 1/2 miles of the BP well, where oil is bound with drilling mud pumped into the BP well to cap it. The BP well, located about 50 miles offshore from Louisiana, was plugged in September, but not before more than 170 million gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf. Still, government scientists said Friday’s report was a guide for the Coast Guard and cleanup crews, not an assess-

ment of the spill’s damage to the ecosystem. The Coast Guard report was a summary of 17,000 water and sediment samples taken between May and October. The report said no further cleanup offshore was warranted and efforts should focus on tar and oil residue buried in the sand along the shore. The report’s release coincided with Zukunft transferring oversight of the cleanup to Capt. Lincoln Stroh. The Coast Guard also said it would move into long-term response overseen by regional Coast Guard units. Oil in sediment samples

could not be traced back to the BP well except for those taken near the well, the report said. In many places, the traces of oil could have come from other sources, such as natural oil seeps and other oil leaks. Since Aug. 3, the report said less than 1 percent of water and sediment samples exceeded levels the EPA considers harmful. But Charlie Henry, a scientific support coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said even very low concentrations of oil could have “latent, long-term chronic effects.” The report was welcomed by BP. “The scientific evidence in this report is consistent with our observations that the beaches are safe, the water is safe and the seafood is safe,” said Mike Utsler, BP’s cleanup commander.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1971 — 9 tonight, Christmas dance; $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.

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, 10-5 today; $6 and up, delivery available; 1306 Hope St.; 601831-0974.. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Murray Stewart; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-

1742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

CHURCHES Mount Givens M.B. — Food distribution, 11 today; 210 Kirkland Road. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Willing Workers Club meeting and fellowship, 3 today; 2585 N. Washington St. Mount Olive Church — Musical, 5 tonight; 601-636-0361 or 601-636-3866; 1929 Baldwin Ferry Road. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Junior and senior choir Christmas program, 6 tonight; 2944 Valley St. Greater Mount Zion Baptist — Christmas celebration, 6 tonight; 907 Farmer St. Greater Grove Street M.B. —

Seven sentenced in circuit court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Bryan Michael Barrentine, 25, 629 U.S. 80, Apt. 19, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Judge M. James Chaney to enter the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program and pay $1,480.03 in fines and court costs. Barrentine was arrested Feb. 28, 2008, for credit card fraud and grand larceny. • Theresa Ann Johnson, 34, 1003 County Road, Hermanville, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to 18 additional months of probation, plus $1,195.85 in fines, fees and costs. Johnson was arrested June 26, 2007. • Eddie Miller, 49, 1507 Lane St., pleaded guilty to business burglary and was sentenced by Judge Isadore Patrick to two years in prison, including an alcohol and drug treatment program, followed by three years of probation, a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Miller was arrested Aug. 13. • Jose Saldana, 36, 115 Humble Road, Epps, La., pleaded guilty to possession of precursor substances and was sentenced by Chaney to five years of probation, a $5,000 fine and $622.50 in costs. Saldana was arrested March 10. • Keith Sanders, 29, 306 Rancho Road, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to five years in prison. Sanders was arrested Jan. 4, 2008, for possession of marijuana. • Jordan Smith, 49, 1314 Green St., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to five years in prison followed by three years of probation, a $1,000 fine and $622.50 in costs. Smith was arrested March 17. • Jerome Turner, 23, 8348 Halls Ferry Road, was found guilty of violating probation and was sentenced by Chaney to the Mississippi Department of Corrections Restitution Center at Hinds or Leflore County to complete payment of $995 in past-due supervision fees. Turner was arrested Sept. 30, 2007, for possession of marijuana.


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director’s annual salary. In November, supervisors OK’d $21,363 toward the position’s salary of about $50,000 and benefits this fiscal year. Extension directors coordinate the service’s educational efforts in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer education, 4-H youth development, and enterprise and community resources development.

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Choir concert, 7 tonight; 2715 Alcorn Drive. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Living nativity, 5:30-7 tonight and 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.

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

City man charged in domestic assault A Vicksburg man was arrested Friday and charged with domestic violence. Earnest Galloway, 44, 305 Hildegarde Terrace, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. and charged with aggravated domestic violence, Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent said. Galloway is accused of assaulting a woman, Dent said, who was taken to River Region Medical Center for injuries to the face. Galloway was free on $10,000 bond.

boil water Culkin A boil water notice has been lifted for Culkin Water District customers on Mississippi 3 to the Yazoo County line.

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thanks & appreciation The Vicksburg Post welcomes timely letters of thanks or salute that relate to a specific event or incident where the community was involved or invited. Letters must be original and signed with the author’s name. Letters may thank donors generally, but not include lists. Letters of more than 200 words will not be printed. The Vicksburg Post reserves the right to edit all letters. Submitted items, including letters published in this column, do not represent the views of the newspaper.

Red Cross grateful I would like to express our appreciation to those who have continued to make the Vicksburg Area Chaper of the American Red Cross’s annual blanket drive a success. Members of Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 1 were kind enough to sponsor our campaign for yet another year, and we are certainly grateful for their generous financial contribution. The Red Cross collects blankets every year to help the elderly and families who have suffered home fires. We are very thankful for the financial contributions and blanket donations from individuals, churches, schools and organizations. Your thoughtfulness will certainly help those less fortunate find comfort and warmth this winter. Together we’ve made a difference, and we appreciate each of you for your continued support. Janice M. Sawyer Red Cross

Volunteers ready I would like to express my sincere appreciation to volunteers Brad Campbell and Pam Piazza. Late Sunday evening, the Vicksburg Area Chapter of the American Red Cross was asked to provide coffee and snacks to volunteer firefighters and first responders at the scene of a derailed train in Warren County. McDon-


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ald’s generously donated the coffee. I would like to kindly thank Amanda Pate who was working at the Clay Street restaurant. She had that coffee made in no time flat and even called me back when it was ready. Our community depends on the Red Cross in times of need, and the Red Cross depends on the support and dedication of others. Pam’s, Brad’s and Amanda’s efforts are a true reflection of the volunteer spirit of the American Red Cross in our community and around the world. Janice M. Sawyer Red Cross

Dinner delightful I would like to give a big thank you to Mayor Paul Winfield, Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong and Deputy Chief John Dolan, TRIAD’s Joe Loviza, Marcia Weaver and Roca Restaurant and all their staff. The food and atmosphere were wonderful at the TRIAD dinner at Roca. Thank you also for the great gifts, the shredder and the touch light. Thanks to the City of Vicksburg, a great place to live where senior citizens are recognized and treated nicely. I enjoyed everything very much and felt it an honor to attend. I know I did not list everyone — please forgive me. May God richly bless each of you. I wish you all a very happy holiday season —remembering why we celebrate, Jesus Christ — and a very prosperous New Year. Jo Vaughan Vicksburg

Interest in new housing program high By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — In the month since a new Hurricane Katrina housing program was announced, more than 8,000 households have applied for assistance to repair homes still damaged five years after the storm, officials say. The new Neighborhood Home Program will provide up to $75,000 to repair homes damaged by Katrina’s wind or floodwaters in 2005. Other new programs will help low-income people occupy rental housing or Mississippi Cottages, the temporary housing units built after the storm. Gulf Coast and south Mississippi residents have until Jan. 31 to apply. “We’re very happy this outreach has been successful in wrapping up our Katrina-related recovery. We truly want every person who had a housing need be put back into a permanent housing situation. This program will do that,” said Gerald Blessey, the state’s coast housing

officials and advocates had already identified about 4,400 households still in need of assistance. Blessey said the majority of the 8,200 applicants for the latest programs have been new cases. Lee Youngblood, a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority, which oversees the state’s federally-funded Katrina projects, said not all applicants will receive assistance. Youngblood said some would be disqualified through the eligibility screening. But, “If you are a low-income person and you have an unmet need that’s related to Katrina, come in and apply,” he said. Under the program, the grant funds would go directly to the contractor whose repairing the home. Blessey said bidding for contractors will open by year’s end. Blessey said there would likely be about three state contractors who would then hire local workers or subcontractors. However, officials say reaching the point of actual repair work might not happen until February.

The latest programs are the result of a lawsuit filed against the federal government over it’s approval of a state plan to divert a half-billion dollars in Katrina housing money to a port project. Mississippi has now set aside $132 million for storm victims who didn’t qualify for earlier programs. director said Friday. The latest programs are the result of a lawsuit filed against the federal government over it’s approval of a state plan to divert a half-billion dollars in Katrina housing money to a port project. Mississippi has now set aside $132 million for storm victims who didn’t qualify for earlier programs. Before the program began, state

Judge: Rig owner must hand over records NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Transocean Ltd. must turn over a batch of safety records to a government panel probing the deadly rig explosion that spawned the massive Gulf oil spill, a federal judge ruled Friday. Transocean, which owned the illfated Deepwater Horizon rig, had balked at providing some of the

safety records for its other rigs in the Gulf of Mexico to the panel of Coast Guard and industry regulators. Transocean argued that the records sought by the panel, including external audits of safety management systems, aren’t relevant to its investigation. But U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Friday that the panel

is entitled to the documents. A government attorney told Barbier that the records were needed to determine if the April 20 rig explosion resulted from a systemic problem with Transocean’s rigs. Transocean lawyer Richard Hymel said the request is “the very definition of a fishing expedition.”

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JACK VIX SAYS: By this afternoon, Mississippi might have a national champion football team. Go Statesmen.


Jobs Young adults getting shut out From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Natchez Democrat: “The youth these days just aren’t willing to work like we had to in our day.” When mature adults get together and start talking about the younger generation, that’s a common saying overheard. That same thing was probably said about the youth of the 1970s, 1950s and 1930s, too. In fact, it’s probably fair to say that level of “they don’t know how good they’ve got it” may be a universal cliché that crosses generations in America.

But today’s youth are finding working more difficult and in many cases it’s not for a lack of gumption or desire. Economic uncertainties have caused many adults who would have already retired by now to hold on to their jobs just a little longer. Who can blame them when they saw their nest egg shrivel up when the economy went sour? If that’s not enough, worries over health care in the future have caused many older Americans to stay employed longer or, in some cases, reenter the work force. That trend also is causing more adults

to fill entry-level jobs that historically have been available to our nation’s youth. The result is that a growing number of our youth, who want to work and learn the responsibilities of being a part of our nation’s work force, are finding their opportunities limited. As our nation’s economy improves, this will change, but until it does the new generation of workers will continue to face steep odds in finding employment and will start off their careers at a disadvantage.

Early childhood education can’t be ignored The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: While Mississippi struggles with budget issues and tries to keep up with funding the basics in education, it still cannot ignore a longtime pressing need — early childhood education. A group appointed by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant to examine early childhood education programs met to hear from an education expert on the issue. The lieutenant governor’s Working Group for Early Childhood Learning heard from Steve Suitts, vice president of the Southern Education Foundation. Such discussions are going on in various education and political circles, which is an important development for making progress in this critical area of need. Research is clear that early childhood education is one of the keys for educational success and improvement because children’s brains undergo most

development in the first five years. Those formative early years provide a foundation that allows a child to arrive at school ready and able to learn and stay on a path of success in the early years. Investment in early childhood learning also can save tremendous costs incurred in later grades for remediation, in addition to the costs of children who fail and ultimately drop out of school. Yet, Mississippi is the only state in the South and one of the few in the nation without a state-funded early childhood education program. Only about 25 percent of 3-year-olds in Mississippi and 38 percent of 4-year-olds in the state attend publicly funded early education programs such as pre-K and Head Start. Mississippi Building Blocks, a privately funded early childhood develop-

ment program, has completed a year of operation and will continue for another three years, supplying educational and business resources to child care centers statewide. It hopefully can help in providing a statewide model. It is encouraging that there appears to be developing bipartisan consensus on the need for a statewide early childhood education program. State business leaders with the Mississippi Economic Council see early childhood education as one of the keys for education success and, ultimately, economic success for the state. In addition, early childhood education has become a topic for state political leaders of both parties as the political season approaches. It is important that Mississippi turn the talk and good intentions into concrete action.

Jackson TSA used poor judgment with pat-down The Greenwood Commonwealth: Obviously someone used poor judgment in singling out India’s ambassador to the United States for a pat-down at Jackson-Evers International Airport. Ambassador Meera Shankar was in Jackson as a guest of Mississippi State University. She had met with the Mississippi Development Authority and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who has joined a chorus of those criticizing the Transportation Safety Administration for the incident. One of the apparent reasons the TSA selected the ambassador for an

enhanced search was her garb. Shankar was wearing a sari, a traditional Indian robe that drapes across the body. TSA guidelines allow for additional screenings when airline passengers wear bulky clothes. And diplomats are not necessarily exempt from screenings, although sometimes they no doubt are. Let’s face it. The average American about to board an airplane would have no problem with a Middle Eastern-looking person wearing a sari being singled out for extra screenings. In fact, the TSA in the past has been criticized for

not profiling enough. But in this case, reports are that the ambassador was escorted to the airport by an airport security officer and a representative of the MDA who vouched for her. Like we said, the Jackson TSA agents used poor judgment. But unfortunately, screening passengers before they get on airliners is necessary these days. Being subjected to an occasional foulup apparently is just one of the inconveniences of flying on public transportation, even if you’re a diplomat.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 John W. Condon dies. • N.C. Kline dies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900


Florence, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Miller, dies. • Capt. Hugh Morgan, levee contractor, is in the city.

Martin A. Mendrop, son of Madeline B. Davis of Vicksburg, is promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of senior airman. He is a material facilities specialist at Clark Air Force Base, Philippines.

Jesse Jones says Christmas trade was excellent. • John Piazza is mentioned as a likely candidate for justice of the peace.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

Ashby Woodson is home from college at Oxford.

The home of Randy Chapin, his wife and three children is burned to the ground while the family is out of town for the Christmas holiday. • A federal official is in Vicksburg to complete meetings with Hamilton Heights homeowners who have the opportunity to sell their flood-prone houses. • Services are held for Benjamin A. Ponder.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Henry Rollison dies. • Clarence W. Fortner, member of a well-known Warren County family, dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 An early morning fire destroys the Top Trim Shop on South Washington Street and leaves most of the city in darkness when power lines are melted. • James Albert

Carroll Baker stars in “Paranoia” at the Joy Theatre. • Arthur Lee Evans dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haner announce the birth of a son, Randy, on Dec. 4.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

100 YEARS AGO: 1910

Carr Central Cagers win two in Natchez. • Emma Monteith is at the sanitarium for treatment.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Stewart, former resident, is reported missing in action in Korea.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Burkett Martin is appointed to the Vicksburg School Board. • Services are held for A.J. Moore. • Dave Strotter dies. • Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Lee announce the birth of a son, Rodney, on Dec. 22.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 The city’s sewage treatment plant receives the George W. Burke Facility Safety Award from the Mississippi Water Environment Association. • More than 850 gifts are prepared for Salvation Army Angel Tree recipients. • Fire destroys a storage unit behind Price’s Glass and Mirror Co.

Now the U.S. illustrates that working hard, if work is to be had, might not mean a living wage, much less a small brick house with three bedrooms and a bath and a half.

Divide between rich and poor growing wider ’Tis the season for such stories. A front-page piece in The Washington Post declares Christmas “a great divide” for the rich and the poor in our country. I believe. At Tiffany’s, the story said, sales of the store’s most expensive items have grown by double digits. At Walmart, “executives point to shoppers flooding the stores at midnight every two weeks to buy baby formula the minute their unemployment checks hit their accounts.” And Family Dollar is making more shelf room for groceries, its most reliable inventory. I didn’t have to read it in the paper. It’s a divide apparent among my friends, acquaintances, even my family. Some are thriving; some are struggling. A few of us, fewer of us, fall in the middle. I grew up in a middle-class world. We measured differences with a teaspoon, not a shovel. The Joneses might have had a revolving spotlight on RHETA their aluminum tree, gRIMSLEY something to envy, and the Smiths might have just bought a brand-new Ford. But nobody I knew — not even our maid, who arrived by bus every other week — was living on credit and hungry. By the same token, nobody I knew got a mink coat or a Mercedes for Christmas. The number of presents under our middle-class trees in our middle-class houses might vary, but not by much. There were poor people and rich people out there, for certain, but we in the middle far outnumbered them. Not so any more. It’s hard to pinpoint when we, as a society, lost footing on the middle ground. Was it in the 1980s when the middle class decided to act rich — buying houses it could not afford, leasing cars out of its league, running up charge cards like there’s no tomorrow — that so many slipped into poverty? Was it when corporate America exported our jobs, closing mills and factories and abandoning work forces and entire towns? Is that when the middle class disappeared? Or was it a combination of unbridled capitalistic greed and personal irresponsibility that sucked away the large American middle class, leaving those in charge with more and the rest with less? I leave that conundrum to economists who, as in every other field, seem irreconcilably biased toward one “side” or the other. There are always those ready to swear that the rich are deserving and the poor lazy and unworthy. This country was built on the democratic notion that working hard could result in a comfortable existence. Now the U.S. illustrates that working hard, if work is to be had, might not mean a living wage, much less a small brick house with three bedrooms and a bath and a half. Statistically, you are more likely to win the lottery than to become a millionaire. Many would settle for less. After the grand self-delusion of recent years, middle-class turf is looking better and better. We’ve proved that average U.S. citizens are more apt to vote against their own self-interest than voters in other industrialized countries. We rally against changes in an obscenely unfair health care system. We reject policies that would help the unemployed, the underpaid, the uninsured. We tacitly reject living in the middle, sleeping on clean percale not satin, because we’ve been told there is no inbetween. We buy it, along with our baby formula at midnight.


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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President Barack Obama smiles Friday after signing legislation that will extend tax cuts. At left is Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama’s signed off on tax cuts, so let the savings begin — for all WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the most significant new tax law in a decade, but what does it mean for you? Big savings for millions of taxpayers, more if you have young children or attend college, a lot more if you’re wealthy. The package, signed Friday by President Barack Obama, will save taxpayers, on average, about $3,000 next year. But many families will be able to save much more by taking advantage of tax breaks for being married, having children, paying for child care, going to college or investing in securities. There are even tax breaks for paying local sales taxes and using mass transit, and a new Social Security tax cut for nearly every worker who earns a wage. Most of the tax cuts have been around since early in the decade. The new law will prevent them from expiring Jan. 1. Others are new, such as the decrease in the Social Security payroll tax. Altogether, they provide a thick menu of opportunities for families at every income level. “The tax code wants to encourage people to invest in their homes, invest in their education, invest in their retirement, and you have to know about all of these in order to take advantage of it,” said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. The law extends most of the tax cuts for two years, including 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. A new one-year tax cut will reduce most workers’ Social Security payroll taxes by nearly a third next year, from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent. A mishmash of other tax cuts will be extended through next year. They include deductions for

What if A look at how typical taxpayers will fare in 2011: Taxpayer: A single person with no children, making $50,000 a year in wages. The taxpayer rents an apartment and pays $3,500 in college expenses. Tax bill without the law: $9,255. Tax bill with the law: $5,975. Savings: $3,280. Taxpayers: A married couple with two young children and combined wages of $100,000. The couple also made $2,000 in qualified dividends and paid $7,400 in child care expenses. Tax bill without the law: $18,576. Tax bill with the law: $10,320. Savings: $8,256. Taxpayers: A married couple with a child in high school and another in college, with combined wages of $170,000. The couple also made $4,000 in qualified dividends and $5,000 in capital gains. They paid $16,000 in college expenses and had a total of $35,900 in itemized deductions from state and local income taxes, property taxes, mortgage interest and charitable contributions. Tax bill without the law: $42,513. Tax bill with the law: $31,331. Savings: $11,182. student loans and local sales taxes, and a tax break for using mass transit. The alternative minimum tax will be

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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).......... 30.03 American Fin. (AFG).............. 32.36 Ameristar (ASCA).................... 16.23 Auto Zone (AZO)..................269.99 Bally Technologies (BYI)....... 41.42 BancorpSouth (BXS).............. 14.72 Britton Koontz (BKBK).......... 11.52 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............ 56.44 Champion Ent. (CHB)..................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........36.69 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......48.40 Cooper Industries (CBE)...... 58.47 CBL and Associates (CBL)............17.07 CSX Corp. (CSX)....................... 63.66 East Group Prprties (EGP)........42.30 El Paso Corp. (EP)................... 13.20 Entergy Corp. (ETR)............... 70.51

Fastenal (FAST)........................ 59.54 Family Dollar (FDO)............... 49.58 Fred’s (FRED)............................. 14.17 Int’l Paper (IP).......................... 25.94 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......12.47 J.C. Penney (JCP).................... 33.70 Kroger Stores (KR).................. 21.70 Kan. City So. (KSU)................. 48.02 Legg Mason (LM).................. 36.34 Parkway Properties (PKY).........17.68 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP).................. 65.97 Regions Financial (RF)............ 6.24 Rowan (RDC)............................ 34.39 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.60 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 67.78 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)..........30.08 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 38.59 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 24.43 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 41.75 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 17.18 Viacom (VIA)............................. 45.01 Walgreens (WAG)................... 37.58 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 54.41

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg AES Corp 83013 11.48 11.28 11.44 + .13 AK Steel .20 187758 16.48 15.36 16.28 + .92 AT&T Inc 1.68 340312 29.27 28.90 29.21 — .02 AbtLab 1.76 93033 48.62 47.96 48.40 — .16 Accenture .90f 177469 51.43 49.89 50.32 + 3.65 AMD 251232 8.10 7.86 8.10 + .07 Alcoa .12 211862 14.60 14.42 14.56 + .10 Altria 1.52 101673 24.99 24.87 24.99 + .03 AmExp .72 164405 44.84 43.86 44.01 — .56 Annaly 2.65e 95113 18.08 17.97 18.08 + .08 BcoBrades .82r 91338 19.31 19.09 19.28 — .04 BkofAm .04 1470574 12.65 12.45 12.57 + .05 BkIrelnd 1.04e 116424 2.63 2.51 2.55 — .13 BkMont g 2.80 101164 58.50 57.01 57.26 — 4.40 BkNYMel .36 90512 29.65 29.25 29.39 — .04 Bar iPVix rs 87581 39.27 38.10 38.32 — .69 BestBuy .60 111690 34.68 34.26 34.27 — .33 BostonSci 473735 7.65 7.26 7.65 + .43 BrMySq 1.32f 114293 26.72 26.43 26.49 — .23 CBS B .20 188732 18.99 18.05 18.77 + .77 CVS Care .35 106503 34.54 34.13 34.40 — .16 CablvsnNY .50 273541 36.10 34.20 34.22 — .50 ChesEng .30 114254 23.52 23.23 23.30 — .27 Chevron 2.88 103791 88.96 88.08 88.49 — .57 Chimera .69e 129836 4.21 4.16 4.21 + .05 Citigrp 6562882 4.70 4.57 4.70 + .11 CocaCl 1.76 134877 65.75 64.85 65.70 + .36 ConocPhil 2.20 107929 65.89 64.66 65.06 — .61 Corning .20 121756 19.03 18.65 18.99 + .24 DeanFds 96921 8.23 8.02 8.06 — .03 DeltaAir 89005 12.67 12.35 12.46 — .11 DrSCBear rs 167739 16.47 15.94 16.03 — .15 DirFnBear 214212 10.50 10.25 10.31 — .10 DrxFBull s 211276 25.83 25.20 25.63 + .21 Discover .08 96528 18.58 17.86 18.02 — .51 Disney .40f 94849 37.17 36.77 37.05 + .04 DowChm .60 88426 34.34 33.94 33.95 — .40 EMC Cp 294372 23.11 22.62 22.96 + .23 EKodak 392059 5.57 5.32 5.53 + .18 EldorGld g .05 92002 18.15 17.65 18.08 + .19 Exelon 2.10 82910 41.11 40.64 41.08 + .13 ExxonMbl 1.76 311432 72.39 71.78 72.17 — .05 FstHorizon .72t 78397 11.12 10.75 10.88 + .21 FordM 499268 16.85 16.68 16.80 + .03 FrontierCm .75 137196 9.44 9.24 9.25 — .18 Gap .40 87935 21.46 21.05 21.19 — .06 GenElec .56f 629332 17.77 17.57 17.70 — .07 GenGrPr n 366930 15.87 15.15 15.60 + .48 GenMills s 1.12 80958 36.45 35.87 36.38 — .21 GenMot n 282819 34.00 33.19 34.00 + .39 Gerdau .32e 99777 13.70 13.16 13.58 + .08 Goldcrp g .36 78696 45.24 44.17 44.45 — .52 Hallibrtn .36 130798 40.68 39.65 39.89 — .38 HostHotls .04 81420 17.33 16.82 17.25 + .32 iShBraz 2.58e 125993 75.73 74.80 75.69 + .38 iSTaiwn .21e 81148 15.33 15.20 15.32 + .08 iShSilver 206620 28.61 28.02 28.51 + .23 iShEMkts .59e 421164 46.42 46.13 46.41 + .08 iShB20 T 3.86e 153080 93.77 91.86 93.24 + 1.67 iS Eafe 1.38e 160081 57.61 57.26 57.57 — .32 iShR2K .79e 367163 78.17 77.29 78.02 + .24 iShREst 1.88e 90291 54.26 53.72 54.21 + .42 IBM 2.60 90025 145.50 144.40 145.00 + .45 JPMorgCh .20 481438 40.07 39.53 39.67 — .34 JohnJn 2.16 144171 62.54 61.98 62.54 + .14 Keycorp .04 170495 8.48 8.22 8.42 + .33

Kimco .72f 95884 17.02 16.64 16.91 + .29 Kinross g .10 179985 18.83 18.05 18.83 + .55 Kohls 81383 54.00 53.43 53.80 — .42 Kraft 1.16 102937 31.95 31.53 31.93 + .29 Kroger .42f 95857 21.82 21.42 21.70 + .11 LVSands 386371 46.45 44.88 45.38 + .13 LillyEli 1.96 75486 35.16 34.80 35.01 — .17 Lowes .44 209087 25.65 25.16 25.17 — .28 MGM Rsts 322063 13.68 13.25 13.64 + .38 Macys .20 111298 26.17 25.52 25.89 + .16 MktVGold .11p 112280 60.46 59.40 60.44 + .27 MarshIls .04 1625571 7.01 6.75 6.85 + 1.06 McDnlds 2.44f 80703 76.96 76.62 76.81 + .10 Medtrnic .90 145429 37.49 36.35 37.40 + 1.22 Merck 1.52 172443 36.80 36.12 36.48 — .36 Monsanto 1.12 108862 65.41 63.10 64.60 + 1.60 MorgStan .20 196839 26.52 25.56 26.24 + .23 NY Times 132285 9.88 9.54 9.80 + .22 NewfldExp 119629 73.02 71.01 71.01 — .67 NewmtM .60 79221 60.08 59.02 59.40 — .50 OfficeDpt 302419 4.94 4.61 4.90 + .14 PatriotCoal 85881 16.66 16.22 16.34 + .08 Petrobras 1.12e137702 34.08 33.36 34.08 + .72 Pfizer .80f 500218 17.13 16.99 17.03 — .19 PrUShS&P 170022 24.55 24.30 24.36 — .06 ProUltSP .43e 79737 47.04 46.57 46.92 + .13 ProUShL20 237044 39.34 37.68 38.13 — 1.50 ProctGam 1.93 199408 65.04 64.29 64.81 + .31 ProLogis .45m 121832 14.01 13.69 13.97 + .21 PulteGrp 97071 7.06 6.80 7.06 + .18 QwestCm .32 417069 7.50 7.41 7.41 — .05 RegionsFn .04 344939 6.42 6.23 6.24 + .11 SpdrGold 155976 134.63 133.22 134.20 + .39 SpdrRetl .57e x88925 48.09 47.61 47.96 + .12 Safeway .48 85636 21.90 21.34 21.56 + .08 SandRdge 92092 6.65 6.47 6.65 + .10 SaraLee .46f 169587 17.62 16.29 17.26 + .87 Schwab .24 118555 17.16 16.79 16.81 — .19 SilvWhtn g 121140 37.91 36.70 36.70 — .65 SwstAirl .02 88834 12.99 12.64 12.93 + .29 SwstnEngy 76024 36.46 35.49 35.77 + .09 SP CnSt .77e x79461 29.39 29.24 29.36 + .05 SP Engy 1e x112526 65.98 65.59 65.89 + .03 SPDR Fncl .16ex600753 15.54 15.39 15.53 + .09 SP Inds .60e x81309 34.72 34.39 34.54 — .10 SunTrst .04 93242 27.18 25.94 27.04 + 1.18 Supvalu .35 92261 8.89 8.71 8.76 + .03 Synovus .04 257852 2.68 2.50 2.54 + .05 TaiwSemi .47e 208463 12.73 12.45 12.69 + .37 Talbots 88345 8.60 8.40 8.60 + .06 TenetHlth 122198 6.76 6.58 6.74 + .11 TexInst .52f 136366 32.99 32.48 32.53 — .09 TimeWarn .85 86878 31.54 31.00 31.51 + .26 US Bancrp .20 126858 26.24 25.82 26.20 + .10 US NGsFd 211605 5.65 5.52 5.58 + .05 USSteel .20 125626 59.15 57.10 58.90 + 1.71 UtdhlthGp .50 163296 35.61 34.97 35.05 — .56 Vale SA .76e 146739 33.99 33.67 33.93 — .16 ValeroE .20 83193 21.38 21.06 21.08 — .23 VangEmg .55e 194526 47.26 46.98 47.21 — .04 VerizonCm 1.95f230797 34.77 34.35 34.64 — .12 Visa .60f 405925 68.58 66.50 66.90 — .29 WalMart 1.21 184484 54.75 54.38 54.41 — .22 Walgrn .70 123855 37.77 37.54 37.58 — .14 WeathfIntl 157341 22.00 21.11 21.99 + .83 WellsFargo .20 322703 30.24 29.71 29.96 — .06 Weyerh .60f 80212 18.35 17.95 18.16 + .17 XL Grp .40 79903 22.07 21.56 21.70 + .08 Xerox .17 95525 11.86 11.69 11.75 — .06

DR. GEORGE AT WORK Q: For the past decade, the company I am president of has thrown a lavish Christmas party. We spend at least $10,000 it. DR. GEORGE R. on I am wondering what to do in these tough economic times. If I cancel the party, will people think I am Scrooge? — Party Pooper A: I bet if you took that $10,000 and divided it by the number of employees who came to the party, you might find that you are spending about $50 per person. So divide the number of people who attend the party into $10,000 and give everyone a check instead. Have a meeting and let your employees know you have not canceled the party, but instead of having a lavish one, you are giving them the money that


the party would cost. Then find a room big enough in your building and ask that on the day of the party everyone bring a dish. You provide the soft drinks. Ask someone to coordinate the types of food brought so you won’t have all desserts. Let them dress casual and give them envelopes with their names on the outside and a nice card with a check inside Take the time to thank them for a good job. A few minutes of personal writing by the president will go a long way to make an employee feel great. I hope this helps. That $50 check will be remembered long after your lavish party. •

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


A ‘game changer’

$7.2B from Madoff client goes to victims NEW YORK (AP) — Many of Bernard Madoff’s victims who thought they lost everything could get at least half their money back after the widow of a Florida philanthropist agreed Friday to return a staggering $7.2 billion that her husband reaped from the giant Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors reached t h e s e tt l e ment with the estate of Jeffry P i c owe r, a businessman who drowned Bernard after suffering Madoff a heart attack in the swimming pool of his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion in October 2009. Picower was the single biggest beneficiary of Madoff’s fraud. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called the forfeiture the largest in Justice Department history and a “game changer” for those swindled by Madoff. He commended Picower’s widow, Barbara, “for agreeing to turn

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Irving Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act trustee, left, speaks during a news conference Friday. At right is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. over this truly staggering sum, which really was always other people’s money.” “We will return every penny received from almost 35 years of investing with Bernard Madoff,” Barbara Picower said in a statement. “I believe the Madoff Ponzi scheme was deplorable, and I am deeply saddened by the tragic impact it continues to have on the lives of its victims. It is my

Stocks end week on flat note NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended flat Friday as investors shrugged off encouraging economic signs and a taxcut package expected to lift economic growth. Trading ended shortly before President Barack Obama signed a tax bill into law. The $850 billion package

extends Bush-era tax cuts and expiring jobless benefits. The Dow Jones fell 7.34 points, or 0.06 percent, to close at 11,491.91. The broader S&P 500 eked out another 2010 high. The index rose 1.04, or 0.08 percent, to close at 1,243.91. The Nasdaq composite rose 5.66, or 0.2 percent, to 2,642.97.



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CIA pulls top spy amid death threats; drones kill 54 ISLAMABAD (AP) — The CIA yanked its top spy out of Pakistan after his cover was blown and his life threatened, and 54 suspected militants were killed in a U.S. drone missile attack Friday in stark new signs of the troubled relationship between mistrustful allies locked in a war on terror groups. The CIA’s decision to remove its Islamabad station chief comes at a pivotal moment. The Obama administration is pressing Pakistan to rid its lawless northwest frontier of militants, even as public outcry in the country has intensified against the U.S. spy agency’s unacknowledged drone war. The station chief’s outing has spurred questions whether Pakistan’s spy service might have leaked the information. The name emerged publicly from a Pakistani man who has threatened to sue the CIA over the deaths of his son and brother in a 2009 drone missile strike. A lawsuit filed last month in New York City in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, also may have raised tensions, by naming Paki-

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many around the world, does not allow its operatives to be named in the media. CIA airstrikes in Pakistan from unmanned aircraft have eliminated terrorist leaders but also have led to accusations that the strikes kill innocent civilians. The U.S. does not acknowledge the missile

attacks, but there have been more than 110 this year — more than double last year’s total. The 54 suspected militants killed Friday died in three American drone attacks close to the Afghan border. The high death toll included commanders of a Taliban-affil-

iated group who were holding a meeting when the missiles struck. Drone strikes were at issue last November when a Pakistani man, Kareem Khan, and his lawyers, held a news conference, saying they would seek a $500 million payment in two weeks for the deaths of Khan’s son and brother, or they would sue CIA director Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the man they identified as the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad. The Pakistanis said they would sue for “wrongful death” in a Pakistani court, but the lawsuit has yet to be filed. Last week, Khan filed a complaint with the police, asking them to investigate the CIA station chief in the deaths of his brother and son. Demonstrators in Islamabad have carried placards bearing the CIA officer’s name as listed in the lawsuit, urging him to leave the country. Although the lawsuit gave an American name for the station chief, the name was not listed correctly in those documents, The Associated Press

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Alaska high court weighing in on disputed Senate race ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Legal wrangling over Alaska’s contested U.S. Senate race reached the state Supreme Court Friday, with justices hearing Republican Joe Miller’s appeal of a lower court ruling that amounted to a victory for rival Lisa Murkowski. Miller is appealing a state judge’s decision to toss out his challenge to the handling of

the election and counting of write-in ballots for Murkowski, who waged a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary to Miller. The state Supreme Court did not immediately rule Friday. Miller wants the results of the election invalidated, and a recount to ensure what he has called a fair and accurate tally. He watched Friday as his

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law that calls for ovals on ballots to be filled in, and for the last name of a candidate or the name as it appears on the declaration of candidacy to be written. The state, relying on case law, allowed for ballots with misspellings to be counted toward Murkowski’s tally. Murkowski attorney Scott Kendall told the high court Miller is “denying reality.”

Unofficial results showed Murkowski ahead by 10,328 votes, or 2,169 votes when ballots challenged by Miller’s campaign were excluded. In tossing Miller’s claim last week, state court Judge William Carey said that whatever interpretation he made would not change the outcome of the race, that “Murkowski has won by over 2,000 unchallenged votes.”

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its own identity in order to market our area, just like the outlet mall has their own sign.” Arnett Muldrow & Associates, based in Greenville, S.C., works with organizations in 18 states, specializing in community branding, retail market analysis, historic preservation and downtown master planning, its website said. “They’ll come in and work with us on our signage, our logos, our website and talk to merchants downtown,” Hopkins said. “This would be for our downtown taxing district,” which encompasses a 20-block radius on Mulberry, Jackson, Veto and Cherry streets. Vicksburg Main Street is looking at pairing with Port

much history as we can in this city,” said Flaggs. “I think this (video) is going to be one of the key things to get people to understand the historical significance of (Beulah) and secure some funding to do what needs to be done,” said James Jefferson Jr., co-owner of the W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home, which opened about 10 years after the cemetery, in 1894. “You don’t want to see it go away.” Beulah has about 5,500 graves and was the primary burial ground for Vicksburg’s African-Americans until the 1940s, when burials there started tapering off and heading to the city’s cemetery, Cedar Hill. The land, which shares a border with the Vicksburg

National Military Park, is open for burials, but was neglected and overgrown before the restoration committee backed efforts to maintain the land through grants and volunteers almost 20 years ago. On Monday, about 60 volunteers from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region will help clear debris and overgrown weeds, committee secretary Karen Frederick said. After the documentary’s release, it will be available for viewing at the VCVB, public libraries and visitors centers throughout the state. An option to purchase a DVD is in the works. “This is just the beginning,” Frederick said.

tors time to come up with a fresh spending bill to fund the government through early next year. While the Senate slogged through debate on the treaty Friday, the House raced through several measures. It overwhelmingly passed a defense bill authorizing the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this budget year without major restrictions on the conduct of operations. The legislation has been held up because of controversy over a provision ending the ban on openly gay people serving in the military, but the House earlier this week removed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” provision from the bill, assuring its easy approval. The Senate still must act on the measure for it to go to the president.

Debate on the defense bill concluded with a standing ovation for Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton, D-Mo., a 34-year veteran of the House who was defeated in the November election. Also on the congressional agenda is legislation to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack. And the Senate still needs to act on numerous judicial nominations, including James Cole, Obama’s choice for deputy attorney general. In the House, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., summed up the mood in the waning days of the year. “I want to get home just like you do,” Hoyer told his colleagues, explaining that he lived alone and had to put up the Christmas decorations.

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Vicksburg Main Street’s current logo Gibson Main Street on the update. Both would share the cost, estimated at $8,000 and $12,000. In October, the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a citywide branding process. North Star of Nashville was hired for $62,000 over a course of 36 weeks to research and collect data on locals and travel-

ers. The data will be compiled and made available to tourism agencies, VCVB board chairman Annette Kirklin said. “Research goes hand-inhand, and I think this is a positive for Main Street,” she said. “We need more people and more tourists in Vicksburg, and I’m certain this will helpful.”

that’s very, very important,” Corker said. The U.S.-Russian treaty to cap nuclear warheads for both countries and resume weapons inspections is Obama’s top foreign policy priority. The pact, known as New START, requires support of two-thirds of the Senate. All 58 senators in the Democratic caucus are expected to back the treaty, but it needs Republican votes to be ratified. “If they cared about START they would have done START in a businesslike fashion,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. After more than two days of debate, Republicans offered their first amendment to the pact — one that would effectively kill it if approved. Arguing that the treaty would limit U.S. missile defense options, McCain

and Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming proposed striking a section of the preamble on missile defense. McCain, Obama’s 2008 rival, had voted Wednesday to begin Senate debate on the treaty. His role in pushing the amendment caused concern among proponents. In the wake of the collapse Thursday night of an almost $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, negotiators turned their attention to devising a stopgap measure to fund the government’s day-to-day operations through February. The House passed a stopgap measure to fund the government through Tuesday — so that lawmakers could have a weekend at home with their families but then return to Washington for wrapup votes in the days before Christmas. That would give House and Senate negotia-

Congress Continued from Page A1. “This body operates in an environment of cooperation and comity. That very much is not in existence today,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Angering Republicans was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s addition of two issues long considered done — whether to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military and a bill granting a path to legal status for foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally. Both bills are crucial for the party’s liberal base but left Republicans crying partisanship. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., hinted strongly that bringing them up again could undercut support for the arms control treaty, which the Senate debated Friday. “It poisons the well on this debate on something

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.

Laura Geraldine Farrar Arender Laura Geraldine Farrar Arender died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. She was 78 years old. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary F. Farrar; father, Murray Y. Farrar; and nieces, Mary F. Pearce, Mary M. Pearce and Mary E. Farrar, all of Bovina. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Arender; daughter Lynne Townsend and husband, James, of Bovina; and son Marquis Arender and wife, Patricia, of Dermoset, Ga. She has five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Laura was born in Bovina. She graduated from Culkin High School in 1947 and received her nursing school degree from Mercy Hospital in 1953. She spent some time in Cincinnati working as a nurse. She retired from nursing from the Hinds County Health Department in Jackson. She loved traveling, gardening, family and her church. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Services are being held at Bovina Baptist Church today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jess Summerall presiding over the service. Visitation will

begin at 10 at the church. Graveside services will be at Lakeshore Memorial Park in Jackson at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers are Sid Erwin, Joseph H. Farrar, Murray Farrar, Mark Yelverton and Bill Arrington.

William Myles RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — William “Bubba” Myles, formerly of Vicksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He was 76. Mr. Myles was born in Vicksburg to Eddie Myles and Avie Parker. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maud Esther Lee and Olevia Myles White. He is survived by his wife, Ann Woodhouse Myles; three sons; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services were Friday at The Rose Hill Memorial Park and Mortuary in Whittier, Calif.

Mildred Jean Maxey Washington HEPHZIBAH, Ga. — Mildred Jean Maxey Washington entered into rest Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. She was 61 Mildred Jean years old. Maxey Washington She was employed by Georgia Bank and Trust as a teller super-

visor. When she resided in Vicksburg, she attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Catholic School. She was a 1968 graduate of Rosa A. Temple and attended Alcorn State University. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga., where she served as a communion minister. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Renae Washington; and brothers Charles Paul Maxey and Geary M. Maxey.



She leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband, Malcolm Washington Sr.; children, Malcolm (Tracey) Washington Jr. of Glen Allen, Va., Darian Keith (Erin) Washington of Easley, S.C., Nicole Denise (Lawrence) Abrams of Grovetown, Ga.; grandchildren, Grace Washington and Samuel Washington; parents, John L. Maxey and Irene P. Maxey, both of Vicksburg; siblings, Leonard C. (Brenda) Maxey, Margaret M. (Bobby) Brown, Marilyn M. (Carlos) DuBou-

lay, Cynthia M. (Michael) Jones, Jeffery Maxey, Delphine M. (Thomas) Gipson and Gerald M. Maxey; aunt, Dorothy Wright of Albion, Mich.; first cousin, Janita (Larry) Stewart; and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. The rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is the celebrant.

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STATE FORECAST TOday Partly cloudy; highs in the lower 50s; lows in the mid20s sunday-tuesday Clear; highs in the mid-60s; lows in the low 30s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 50º Low/past 24 hours............... 35º Average temperature......... 43º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............16º in 1901 Record high............77º in 1984 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............0.37 inches Total/year.............. 44.58 inches Normal/month......3.41 inches Normal/year........ 49.83 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 2:37 A.M. Most active................. 8:51 P.M. Active............................. 3:05 P.M. Most active.................. 9:19 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:00 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:00 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:59

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Bones found on island could be clues to Amelia Earhart NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The three bone fragments turned up on a deserted South Pacific island that lay along the course Amelia Earhart was following when she vanished. Nearby were several tantalizing artifacts: some old makeup, some glass bottles and shells that had been cut open. Now scientists at the University of Oklahoma hope to extract DNA from the tiny bone chips in tests that could prove Earhart died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world. “There’s no guarantee,” said Ric Gillespie, director of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, a group of aviation enthusiasts in Delaware that found the pieces of bone this year while on an expedition to Nikumaroro Island, about 1,800 miles south of Hawaii. “You only have to say you have a bone that may be human and may be linked to Earhart and people get excited. But it is true that, if they can get DNA, and if they can match it to Amelia Earhart’s DNA, that’s pretty good.” It could be months before scientists know for sure — and it could turn out the bones are from a turtle. The fragments were found near a hollowedout turtle shell that might have been used to collect rain water, but there were no other turtle parts nearby. Earhart’s disappearance on July 2, 1937, remains one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries. Did she run out of fuel and crash at sea? Did her Lockheed Electra develop engine trouble? Did she spot the island from the sky and attempt to land on a nearby reef?

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Amelia Earhart “What were her last moments like? What was she doing? What happened?” asked Robin Jensen, an associate professor of communications at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., who has studied Earhart’s writings and speeches. Since 1989, Gillespie’s group has made 10 trips to the island, trying each time to find clues that might help determine the fate of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Last spring, volunteers working at what seemed to be an abandoned campsite found one piece of bone that appeared to be from a neck and another unknown fragment dissimilar to bird or fish bones. A third fragment might be from a finger. The largest of the pieces is just over an inch long.

The area was near a site where native work crews found skeletal remains in 1940. Bird and fish carcasses suggested Westerners had prepared meals there. “This site tells the story of how someone or some people attempted to live as castaways,” Gillespie said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. “These fish weren’t eaten like Pacific Islanders” eat fish. Millions of dollars have been spent in failed attempts to learn what happened to Earhart, a Kansas native declared dead by a California court in early 1939. The official version says Earhart and Noonan ran out of fuel and crashed at sea while flying from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island, which had a landing strip and fuel.

Gillespie’s book “Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance,” and “Amelia Earhart’s Shoes,” written by four volunteers from the aircraft group, suggest the pair landed on the reef and survived, perhaps for months, on scant food and rainwater. Gillespie, a pilot, said the aviator would have needed only about 700 feet of unobstructed space to land because her plane would have been traveling only about 55 mph at touchdown. “It looks like she could have landed successfully on the reef surrounding the island. It’s very flat and smooth,” Gillespie said. “At low tide, it looks like this place is surrounded by a parking lot.” However, Gillespie said, the plane, even if it landed safely, would have been slowly dragged into the sea by the

tides. The waters off the reef are 1,000 to 2,000 feet deep. His group needs $3 million to $5 million for a deep-sea dive. The island is on the course Earhart planned to follow from Lae to Howland Island. Over the last seven decades, searches of the remote atoll have been inconclusive. After the latest find, anthropologists who had previously worked with Gillespie’s group suggested that he send the bones to the University of Oklahoma’s Molecular Anthropology Laboratory, which has experience extracting genetic material from old bones. Gillespie’s group also has a genetic sample from an Earhart female relative for comparison with the bones. The lab is looking for mitochondrial DNA, which is passed along only through females, so there is no need to have a Noonan sample.

Other material recovered this year also suggested the presence of Westerners at the isolated island site: • Someone carried shells ashore before cutting them open and slicing out the meat. Islanders cut the meat out at sea. • Bottles found nearby were melted on the bottom, suggesting they had been put into a fire, possibly to boil water. (A Coast Guard unit on the island during World War II would have had no need to boil water.) • Bits of makeup were found. The group is checking to see which products Earhart endorsed and whether an inventory lists specific types of makeup carried on her final trip. • A glass bottle with remnants of lanolin and oil, possibly hand lotion.\


RELIGION SATURDAY, De ce mbe r 18, 2010 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

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Families try to balance traditions at holidays Q: Every year, my husband and I have the same argument about how to spend Christmas. On Christmas Eve, we always go to church and dinner with my family. Then on Christmas day, my husband’s family takes up the whole day. Now that we have kids, I want us to establish our own traditions. Juli: Practically every married couple can relate. I agree that it is imporFOCUS ON tant to THE FAMILY establish your own traditions. However, there is nothing wrong with including your families. Here are some basic prinFOCUS ON ciples to THE FAMILY help. First, set some boundaries. For example, you may decide that you will only go to your in-laws’ house for lunch instead of for the entire day. Or you might decide to alternate years. Second, pick a time during the season that you will set aside for your family every year. Next, ask both of your families to be flexible. As children become adults, family traditions have to change. Q: I want to set a good example for my kids by doing a “good deed” for someone during the holidays. Any suggestions? Jim: Start right outside your front door! The art of being a good neighbor has been lost in recent years. We’re so busy running from one thing to the next that we hardly take the time to get to know those who live right next to us. My wife, Jean, and I have put a lot of effort into helping our boys catch the vision for being good neighbors. I remember a specific day last winter when Jean made a batch of her delicious homemade pumpkin bread. I convinced my sons, Trent and Troy, to deliver it with me as soon as it came out of the oven. The bread was a big hit with our neighbors, and my boys learned that it’s worth going out in the cold to do something nice for someone else. •

‘When the older generation dies, we will not have leaders’

DR. Juli Slattery

Jim Daly

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

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Worshipers pray during a service at the Cao Dai Temple of California in Garden Grove.

Vietnamese refugees aim to preserve faith By The Associated Press POMONA, Calif. — As darkness fell on a recent night, Duc Le donned a long white tunic and black cap, slipped off his shoes and joined other aging refugees to honor the new moon with the chanted prayers and offerings that mark the Vietnamese religion of Cao Dai. As Le worshiped, his 25-year-old son stood nearby in sweat pants and chatted with his young bride before slipping away to study for his midterm exams. The college senior said he visits the temple to teach martial arts more often than to worship and struggles to observe the elaborate rituals of his elders’ faith. “Usually I don’t get too involved. I think it’s the language barrier,” said Thuan Le, who finds the higher-level Vietnamese used in Cao Dai prayers difficult to understand. “I definitely see it as a hindrance with all the ceremonies. You have to follow all these procedures to get to the truth of it and that’s really hard.” Le’s ambivalence is echoed by many young Vietnamese and marks a turning point for the thousands of refugees who brought their religion with them to the U.S. and have nurtured it for decades in their adopted homeland. Now, as the original followers age, Cao Dai’s most learned scholars in the U.S. are scrambling to build interest among their children and grandchildren while trying to widen the faith’s appeal to gain new, non-Vietnamese worshipers as well. But Cao Dai’s unusual history and a colorful blending of beliefs that earned its most prominent temple in Vietnam the nickname “Walt Disney fantasia of the East” could

Cao Dai, born in 1926 out of a series of spirit seances, is monotheistic but incorporates elements of the oldest and most established religions in its complex DNA. It took root in French Indochina, in part as a way for the country’s intellectual elite to reconcile the Christian beliefs of their colonial rulers and ancient Eastern traditions, said Janet Hoskins, an anthropology professor and Cao Dai expert at the University of Southern California. make that a challenge. The faith, born in 1926 out of a series of spirit seances, is monotheistic but incorporates elements of the oldest and most established religions in its complex DNA. It took root in French Indochina, in part as a way for the country’s intellectual elite to reconcile the Christian beliefs of their colonial rulers and ancient Eastern traditions, said Janet Hoskins, an anthropology professor and Cao Dai expert at the University of Southern California. Practitioners today believe the founders of the world’s major religions are all messengers of the same God and point to similar teachings on peace and love in all reli-

Kim Vo hits the gong at the Cao Dai Temple of California.

gions. As a result, the faithful pay homage to a cornucopia of religious and philosophical figures, including Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, Lao Tzu, Buddha and Confucius. Among their saints is the French author Victor Hugo, who is believed to have spoken to spirit mediums from beyond the grave. Hugo’s image, along with the French slogan “Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood,” appears at the front of many Cao Dai temples along with the Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and the Vietnamese sage Khiem Binh Nguyen. Practitioners also believe Joan of Arc guided the first Cao Dai disciples in their

seances and is one of nine female fairies associated with the Mother Goddess. Five levels of carved and brightly painted figures depicting Cao Dai’s saints, prophets and immortals sit above the altar in its temples, where worshipers also burn incense and place tea, wine, fruit and flowers to represent the different aspects of being. The faith’s complex history and its emphasis on ritual and hierarchy make it difficult for young people to embrace, even without a language barrier, said Hum Dac Bui, a Cao Dai scholar, author and retired surgeon who lives in Redlands. Southern California, one of the largest Cao Dai hubs

in the U.S., boasts a dozen temples and about 10,000 worshipers, Hoskins said, but even here the elders worry the religion could fade away with time. Cao Dai temples in Vietnam attract thousands and have become tourist draws, but there the religion is censored by the government and spirit seances are banned. “When the older generation dies, we will not have leaders,” said Bui, who meditates four times a day. “There are a lot of youths who come to the temple, and they don’t understand a single word. They don’t even understand the prayers. That is my worry.” To counter that, the 67-yearold Bui and other Cao Dai scholars have been working hard to translate its scriptures into English and write books that explain the worship and include translations of the faith’s most critical prayers. At a language class at a Cao Dai cultural center in Anaheim, about a dozen children studied the Vietnamese alphabet and sang songs on a recent weekend afternoon as their parents worked to renovate the rest of the two-story building. In Cao Dai, children must reaffirm their religion when they turn 18 through an oath. Bui and others hope the language sessions and Sunday classes will steer them in the right direction. “We have to train them. Having these Vietnamese classes here will definitely help with that,” said Kim Dang, who recently reconnected with her parents’ faith. She now meditates regularly and wears a golden Cao Dai pendant that depicts a left eye with rays radiating from it — the “divine eye,” a symbol of God. Her life, she said, has a new purpose now.


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church events Antioch Baptist

Bypass Church of Christ

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

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

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

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

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

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Evening services begin at 6 with the sanctuary choir presenting “Voices of Christmas,” under the direction of Jerry Stuart. A finger food fellowship will follow. Wednesday night activities begin at 6 with carols by candlelight. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a special time for children, directed by Carol Farrar. Charles Pope will bring the message.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9. Creative worship for families begins at 10:30. Kids on the Rock will resume Jan. 9. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596. Visit

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and youth meeting, followed by worship at 11 with the children’s Christmas program. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each first and second Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday, covenant each fourth Sunday and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. The deacon board will give a financial report and the business meeting continues Sunday at 4 p.m. Prayer service and Bible class are each Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. Nathaniel Williams is the choir director. Johnny May Marble is the choir president. Patrick Little is the musician. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training for all ages followed by worship at 6 and Bryant delivering the message. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, the youth Christmas party, and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Carols by Candlelight begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. On Tuesday, Prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday Night Live worship is at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday. On Dec. 31, combined Watch Night services begin at 7 pm. at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the Chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 in the Nave. The Rev. Dr. Dan McKee will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9 in the Parish Hall. Sunday school youths will join their families at the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Child care will be provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will not meet this week, and there will not be a healing service. On Friday, Christmas Eve

devotion “For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work: I will triumph in the works of Thy hands.” Psalm 92:4 • God has given the victory to every Christian — not just in the hereafter, but in the here and now. You say, “But Pastor Rogers, I know some Christians who aren’t living a victorious life. And umm, I’m one.” • Then, I hate to break it to you, but you are living beneath your privilege. God’s Word admits the possibility of failure in our live, but it never assumes the necessity of failure. As a matter of fact, 2 Corinthians 2:14a says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.” • Do you know what you need to do? You need to possess the possessions that God has already given to you in Christ. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3). • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

service begins at 10:45 p.m. with carols, followed by The Nativity of our Lord at 11. Call 601-638-5899. Visit www.christchurchvburg.

are each third Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Church of Christ

Crawford Street U.M.C.

Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601636-0141 or 601-529-0904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 9 with the orchestra. The Christmas cantata presented by the chancel choir begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The SOS luncheon is at noon in Floral Hall. Meals on Wheels will meet Monday. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50. Christmas Eve Candlelight service begins at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. A nursery will be provided. Visit for more details. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall.

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

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Fourth Sunday of Advent at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30 and children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch Group meets at 12:10 p.m. On Wednesday, Healing services begin at 12:05 p.m. Evening prayer is at 5:35. Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist and Christmas pageant begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a hot chocolate reception. Christmas Eve Solemn High Mass begins at 11 p.m., followed by a champagne reception. Christmas Day Holy Eucharist begins at 10 a.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Cool Spring M.B. Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Regular services

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Singing for Joy with no preaching is at 11. Leadership Team meeting begins at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6 with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the message. Finance committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a deacon meeting. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the message. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. Christmas Eve candlelight Communion begins at 7 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

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

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

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-6293900, 601-638-3433 or 601-2185629 for shuttle bus. E-mail flcoasisoflove@Cablelynx. com. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Vespers service begins at 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. Wednesday services and activities are canceled. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

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

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Christmas Eve service begins at 6 p.m.

First Nazarene Activities at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50 with the Rev. Charles Parish, pastor. The nursery worker is Dorothy Matthews. Evening worship begins at 6 and includes the children’s Christmas program. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. During worship the choir will present a choral program. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Youth Christmas party will begin at 6 p.m. at the home of the Ingrams.

On Monday, Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon is at noon. Brass meets at 1:30 p.m. Session meeting begins at 5:15. On Wednesday, Brass Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. at Riverstage. Instrumental rehearsal begins at 5 p.m Thursday. Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

Grace Baptist Activities at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin tonight at 6 with the churchwide Christmas party with finger foods. Sunday the children and youth breakfast begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead the music. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30. Wednesday activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with GAs, RAs, youth-adult Bible study. On Thursday, children and youths meet at 5:30 p.m. at the church to go caroling.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following the service. Deacons meet the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. GMZ praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The usher board meets at 4 p.m. after fourth Sunday worship. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826 or Gregory Butler is pastor. Continued on Page B3.

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Holiday & Special events

Greater Oak Grove Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3802 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. A nursery is available. Blue Christmas service begins at 6. On Tuesday, Prayer group meets at 6. Christmas Eve service begins at 6 p.m.

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

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. A prophetic New Year’s Eve service begins at 10 p.m. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 10:45 a.m. with the adult choir presenting Christmas music. The children’s musical begins at 6 p.m., followed by potluck fellowship at 7. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. A nursery is available. Christmas Celebration Sunday is Dec. 19 with the adult choir. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

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

King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St. begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Communion is each second Sunday at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal is each first, third and fourth Monday at 6 p.m. Bible study will resume Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. The usher board meets each second Saturday at 11 a.m. Creative Women’s Ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Regular worship is at 10 with Bernard delivering the message. The senior choir will


TODAY • Gibson Memorial United Methodist — 7 p.m., drivethrough live nativity; 335 Oak Ridge Road. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7 p.m., choir concert; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 6 p.m., Christmas celebration; sponsored by youth ministry; 907 Farmer St. • Second Union M.B. — 5 p.m., Christmas program; the Rev. Michael Reed, pastor; Utica. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 5 p.m., candlelight Christmas program; 718 Bowmar Ave. • Utica Baptist — 6:30 p.m., drive-through live nativity; 220 East Main St., Utica.

sunday • Calvary M.B. — 4 p.m., business meeting; 406 Klein St. • Cool Spring — 6 p.m., candlelight services; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Greater Mount Lebanon — 11 a.m., 98th church anniversary; the Rev. Larry Brown, guest speaker; Curtis Ross, pastor; 920 Fifth North St. • Mount Carmel M.B. — Business meeting following worship; 2629 Alma St. • Mount Pilgrim M.B. — Noon, recognizing Patricia Hemphill as Woman of the Year and Tracy Kent as Man of the Year; 3327 U.S. 61 South. • New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministry — 4 p.m., Christmas program; 1890 S. Frontage Road. • New Mount Elem M.B. — 4:30 p.m., Christmas program; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. • Port Gibson Baptist — 6 p.m., Christmas cantata and gifts for children; 804 Church St. • Rose Hill M.B. — 3 p.m., Christmas program presented by the youth departments of Rose Hill and Mount Alban M.B. Churches; 683 Stenson Road. • Spring Hill M.B. — 6 p.m., candlelight musical; Mount Lebanon Inspirational, Greater Mount Zions Male Chorus, Jackson Street Inspirational and New Morning Star Inspirational, guest choirs; 815 Mission 66. • St. Luke Church of God in Christ — 11 a.m., Christmas service along with worship; 915 First East St. • Word Church of Vicksburg — 3 p.m., deacon ordination and consecration service for Lawrence Sullivan, Wayne Stirgus and Michael Sims; the Rev. Norcelles Holmes, guest speaker; 1201 Grove St.


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tuesday • Oak Grove M.B. — 6:30 p.m., combined services with Morning Star and Bingham Memorial M.B. churches; The Rev. James C. Archer, pastor; 3802 Patricia St.

WEDNESDAY • New Mount Elem M.B. — 5:30 p.m., caroling for seniors in the neighborhood; 3014 Wisconsin Ave.

christmas eve • Mercy Seat Baptist — 6 p.m., services with Christmas carols by the choir; 5 Dos Casas Lane. • New Mount Elem M.B. — 6 p.m., candlelight services; Mississippi 27 Pleasant Valley, guest church; bring a battery operated candle; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. • Port Gibson Baptist — 6 p.m., Christmas Cantata and gifts for children; youth fellowship; 804 Church St. • St. Luke Freewill Baptist — 7 p.m. service; guest choirs are invited; 91 Young Alley.

CHRISTMAS DAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 5 a.m., combined services with China Grove, Locust Grove and New Mount Zion churches; breakfast served; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; 746 Johnson St. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 7 a.m., service; E.E. Gibbs, pastor; 2585 N. Washington St. • Shady Grove Baptist — 8 a.m., service; Richard Johnson, pastor; 61 Shady Grove Circle.

DEC. 26 • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 10 a.m., “A Bitter and Sweet Christmas” by Elder Mary Mann and Tresey Brisco; bishop Johnny E. Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

NEW YEAR’S EVE • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., combined service with Bingham Memorial and Cedar Grove M.B. churches; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Soul Saving M.B. — 9 p.m.; the Revs. Joesph Smith, Andrew Cook, Booker T. Smith, Willie White Sr., James Williams and Jessie Jones, pastor, speakers; 522 Locust St. • St. Luke Church of God in Christ — 10 p.m., watch service; 915 First East St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 9 p.m., service; the Rev. Thomas Reed, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

• Bright Morning Star M.B. — 6 p.m., Christmas play; 801 sing. Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-6387658. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. On Friday, candlelight services begin at 5 p.m. with the Rev. H.L. Sylvester of Pleaseant Green M.B. Church, guest evangelist. For transportation, call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342, a day ahead.

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

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

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Fourth Sunday in Advent will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school for all ages at 10:30. On Friday, a service of Light with Lessons and Carols begins at 7 p.m. The Festival of the Nativity of Our Lord will be celebrated with a Divine Service at 9 a.m. Christmas Day. Visit www. or call 601-636-1894.

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. Christmas Eve services begin at 6 p.m. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

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

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m.

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

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

Mount Zion No. 4 Services at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church, 122 Union Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fifth Sunday. Worship begins at 9 a.m. each first and fourth Sunday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and fourth Sunday. On Dec. 26, the Rev. Luster Lacey will be the speaker. The Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 522 Locust St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex for ages 1-7. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry meets each first Saturday at 10 a.m. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school

enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. each fourth Saturday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse Mondays. Praise and worship choir rehearses Wednesday. Both begin at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@

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

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

Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:15 by worship. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh are founders and overseers. Call 601-3010586.

New Beginnings Services at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church, 4345 Lee Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible training, followed by worship at 10:45. Sunday night training begins at 6. Wednesday evening Bible training begins at 6:30. David and Carolyn Sterling are pastors. Call 601-529-3902.

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

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening activities begin at 4:30 with the Christmas program and skit. Combined services with Christian Home and New Jerusalem churches begin at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6:30 p.m. Bible class begins at 7. On Wednesday, caroling for seniors in the community begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

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church events Continued from Page B3. grim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Rock of Ages M.B. Services at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Worship is at 11 with singing, led by the choir and Patricia Stamps, pianist. A canned food drive is in progress. Usher meeting is each third Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal is each second and third Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Mission meeting begins at 4 p.m. Monday after the third Sunday. Prayer meeting begins at 5 p.m. Monday after the third Sunday. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Sunday evening activities begin at 6 with the children presenting a play, followed by fellowship time. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with the Christmas service. A nursery is provided.

Oak Chapel M.B. Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, Bovina community, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school under the direction of Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship begins at 11 each first, third and fifth Sunday. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. Saturday before the fifth Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. before the first and third Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin today at 4 with the youth Christmas party. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver both messages. Candlelight service begins at 6, followed by a finger food fellowship. A nursery is provided for all services. On Wednesday, Christmas prayer service begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided.

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

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal

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

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

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Advent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., and it is also Poinsettia Sunday. Poinsettias will be placed in the sanctuary in memory of loved ones. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Christmas Eve candlelight services begin at 6 p.m. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8 a.m. with the Men’s Club serving breakfast. Good News Discussion Group meets at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for ages up to 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7. Cursillo meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with finger food being served. Christmas Eve Communion will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-636-2966. E-mail pcumc_vicksburg@yahoo. com

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Jordan and Colt Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Adult choir practice is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight Communion service begins at 5:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship at 10:45 Bethany Winkler, music pastor, will lead the music, followed by Tony Winkler, senior pastor, bringing the message. Kidz Konstruction also begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit

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

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Sunday Before the Nativity of Christ; The Sunday of Genealogy:

Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school Christmas program Sunday. Matins of the Nativity of Christ at 6 p.m. Friday; The Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of Christ is at 7 p.m. Friday; Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-636-2483 or visit

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

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Christmas service is at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an evangelism service each first and third Friday. Choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-6380389.

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

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

Day Mass begins at 9 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight and Mass on Sunday is at 10:30 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation and rosary are at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Children’s choir practice is Monday and Wednesday from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Christams Mass schedule is as follows: Christmas Eve at 4:30 p.m. with the children’s choir and 7 p.m. with the adult choir. Adult choir will sing at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day Mass is at 9 a.m. R.C.I.A. meetings will resume Jan. 12.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

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

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

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. Bible study is at 5. Worship is at 6 with the choir presenting a program, followed by churchwide fellowship. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/ prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047. Visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Standfield New Life

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Fourth Sunday in Advent at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Denny Allman bringing the message and serving at the Eucharist using Rite 1 from the Book of Common Prayer. Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service.

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

St. Michael Catholic

Travelers Rest Baptist

St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Christmas Eve Mass begins at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Christmas

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal

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

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Evening worship begins at 6:30 with the Singing Christmas Tree program. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. Tim Goodson is minister of music and youths. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer, teen class, Kingdom Kid’s church and a nursery at 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 10:30 with the Music Ministry presenting a Christmas program. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries, Kingdom Kids church and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. A nursery is available for children as old as 3. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor. Visit

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

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. Junior church is during

worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Prayer time will follow. Visit or e-mail

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

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Dr. Kevin Hartley, preaching. Elder Bob Walker will assist. Evening worship is at 6 with Scott Reiber preaching. Jim Harrison will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. A nursery is provided. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Evening service begins at 6:30 with the children’s Christmas program, followed by candlelight celebration of the Lord’s Supper. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or Evening activities begin at 6 with the children’s choir Christmas program. Youth Bible study will not meet during December. Wednesday activities will resume Jan. 5. Call 601-6365320.

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

O SON OF MAN! Bestow My wealth upon My poor, that in heaven thou mayest draw from stores of unfading splendor and treasures of imperishable glory. But by My life! To offer up thy soul is a more glorious thing couldst thou but see with Mine eye. Baha’u’llah 601-415-5360 • 1-800-22UNITE

Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl / Louisville vs. Southern Miss / 7 p.m. ESPN Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl / Utah vs. Boise State / 7 p.m. ESPN Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl / San Diego State vs. Navy / 7 p.m. ESPN

New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl / Hawaii vs. Tulsa / 7 p.m. ESPN Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl / Toledo vs. Florida International / 7:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 27 Independence Bowl / Georgia Tech vs. Air Force / 4 p.m. ESPN2

Humanitarian Bowl

UTEP (6-6) vs. BYU (6-6)

Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (8-4)

Saturday 1 p.m.

New Orleans Bowl

Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5)

Saturday 8 p.m.

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No soup for you Washington benches Donovan McNabb for Rex Grossman. Story/C4


VHS at Greenville-Weston Today, noon (G) WC at Greenville-St. Joe Today, 1 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL St. Aloysius hosts Greenville-St. Joe Today, 6 p.m.

On TV 10 a.m. ESPN2 - Delta State plays for another Division II championship against powerhouse Minnesota-Duluth in Florence, Ala.


Vicksburg guard scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished nine assists in a 54-47 win over Greenville-Weston on Friday.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s commitment to excellence and academics and the chance to coach in the Southeastern Conference helped school officials lure James Franklin away from Maryland to become the Commodores’ new coach. Franklin, the offensive coordinator who was in line to succeed Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen, was introduced Friday as Vanderbilt’s third head coach this season. “It was obvious to me right away that this place could be something really special,” Franklin said. “It was really about the people. I was blown away by the people. Really, I was in a situation where I didn’t really have to take a job. I had a pretty good situation.”

In the words of ESPN, it was an instant classic. Actually, make that two instant classics. Warren Central’s girls took a 1-0 decision over Vicksburg at Viking Stadium as Taylor Hanes scored with under two minutes remaining, snapping a long streak of futilty against the Missy Gators. The Vicksburg boys won in penalty kicks, 1-0. Ten out of the last 13 meetings in the rivalry were decided by one goal and Friday’s match was no different. The Lady Vikes (6-5-1, 2-0 in Division 4-5A) faced the frustration of outshooting the Missy Gators 20-3, yet they just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. Vicksburg goalkeeper Robin Cooper had 19 saves, but it wasn’t until the clock started to tick down that the Lady Vikes could get anything going. Vicksburg’s strategy of keeping extra defenders hanging back in their half of the field and trying to counter attack with Raven London and Tabitha Hayden up top played a huge role in WC’s offensive struggles. But with time ticking down. Lindsey Barfield finally got loose on a breakaway and crossed a perfect pass to Hanes to send the WC sideline into jubilation. “In the first half, you could see the frustration because we were playing on their half,” first-year WC coach Trey Banks said. “It was frustrating our girls that they had so many people back. We

By The Associated Press

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg forward Tabitha Hayden and Warren Central forward Lindsay Barfield compete for the ball during Friday’s game at Viking Stadium. WC won 1-0. couldn’t break through. But what a way to end it. My girls played hard and put everything into that game. It feels like a weight has been taken off our shoulders, because I don’t know how long it

Warren Central. “Before the game, I didn’t think about it,” Reynolds said. “I was focused on the goal of helping my team win

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Mayfield’s free throws lift Vicksburg By Jeff Byrd

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

been since we’ve beaten Vicksburg.” The game was even more emotional as junior captain Mallory Reynolds, who is moving to Texas, played in her final home match at

FLORENCE, Ala. — Delta State is the unranked team peaking at the right time. No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth is the Division II power trying to complete a perfect season and capture its second national championship in three years. These two seemingly mismatched teams will meet today for the national title at the University of North Alabama’s Braly Municipal Stadium. It’s a small-scale version of would-be BCS busters Boise State or TCU getting a crack at one of major college football’s high-andmighty. “The beauty of Division II football is it gives you championship football,” Delta State coach Ron Roberts said. “You have to win it on the field. There isn’t any question about who was ranked highest in October or November, but who’s playing the best football right now. You

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s Donyeah Mayfield takes a shot over Greenville’s Quinmeka Shaw during Friday’s game at Vicksburg.

Much like last Saturday’s division opener at Warren Central, the Missy Gators played well at the start and struggled in the middle. At the end, Montevallo signee Donyeah Mayfield made four free throws in the final 14.3 seconds to lift Vicksburg past Greenville-Weston, 54-47. Vicksburg improved to 2-0 in Division 4-6A play and 6-3 overall. The loss was the division opener for the Honey Bees (5-6, 0-1). Vicksburg coach Barbara Hartzog said her team responded at the right time. “To be 2-0 is a good start for the division,” Hartzog said. “We just need to finish better. We will play well early and get comfortable and that allows our opponent to catch up. I’d like to see us play a steady game.” The Missy Gators led the whole game. They were up 12 after one quarter at 20-8, and

nine at the half at 30-21. Senior point guard Shanequa Hill had a huge game for Vicksburg. She scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and passed out nine assists. “We’ve improved our free throw shooting over the last few weeks,” Hill said. “We feel we have a good team. It could be better. We’ve learned to work around each other’s games.” The Honey Bees chipped away at the Vicksburg margin in the third quarter by getting the ball inside to senior center Brianna Wright. She scored five points in the quarter and also drew a third foul on Mayfield. “The foul trouble with Donyeah, was the big thing we had to deal with,” Hartzog said. The Missy Gators responded with Aleeshah Smith and Shaniqua Butler hitting consecutive 3-pointers to open the fourth quar-

ter and build the lead to nine at 45-36. “Those two shots put us right back to nine,” Hartzog said. “Aleeshah has been stepping up big for us in the past few games.” The Honey Bees wouldn’t go away. They trimmed the margin down to three at 47-44 with two minutes to play. Two offensive rebounds by Shavedra Farris resulted in foul shots. She made two of the four to expand the Vicksburg lead to five, 49-44, with a minute left. Greenville-Weston closed the lead to three, 50-47, with 16.5 seconds left. But the Honey Bees fouled Mayfield on the inbounds and the senior Missy Gator swished both from the free throw line to seal the victory. Mayfield finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Wright led the Honey Bees with 15 points.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10 a.m. ESPN2 - Division II championship, Delta St. vs. Minn.-Duluth 1 p.m. ESPN - New Mexico Bowl, BYU vs. UTEP 4:30 p.m. ESPN - Humanitarian Bowl, Northern Illinois vs. Fresno St. 8 p.m. ESPN - New Orleans Bowl, Ohio vs. Troy PREP FOOTBALL Noon WLBT - Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game EXTREME SPORTS 1:30 p.m. NBC - Winter Dew Tour, Nike 6.0 Open GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, South African Open (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - USC at Kansas Noon FSN - Miami vs. UCF 1 p.m. CBS - South Carolina at Ohio State 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Arkansas vs. Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. FSN - Florida vs. Kansas St. 3 p.m. CBS - Texas vs. North Carolina 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Gonzaga vs. Baylor 4:30 p.m. FSN - UCLA vs. BYU 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Alabama vs. Oklahoma State SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Bolton at Sunderland COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA, Division I women’s championship match, Penn State vs. California


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prep basketball Porters Chapel rolls past Russell MERIDIAN — Ted Briscoe scored 18 points and Matthew Warren added 16 as the Eagles snapped a two-game losing streak, crushing Russell Christian 72-41 Friday night. The win lifts PCA to 4-5 overall and 4-3 in district play. Peter Harris had 13 points and Talbot Buys added nine for the Eagles. In the girls’ game, Russell Christian outscored the Lady Eagles 10-0 in the final quarter to win 27-24. PCA led 24-17 at the end of three quarters. Marshedia Graise had eight points to pace PCA. PCA will be off for the holidays until Jan. 4 home game with Veritas.

MLB Kerry Wood, Cubs finalize $1.5 million deal CHICAGO — Kerry Wood never wanted to leave. The Chicago Cubs were part of who he was as a pitcher, through the tough times and the good ones. Chicago was the city where he grew up as a person and an athlete. So after Wood saw general manager Jim Hendry a week ago at Ron Santo’s funeral, the two talked later that night at a charity event hosted by pitcher Ryan Dempster. Wood’s pitch to Hendry: He wanted to come home and raise his family in Chicago and he wouldn’t break the bank, or try to, if the Cubs were interested in bringing him back. A couple of days later, after talking with owner Tom Ricketts, Hendry worked out a deal with Wood and his agent, a $1.5 million, one-year contract that includes performance bonuses for appearances and games finished. Just like that, in the matter of a week, Wood was pulling back on his familiar No. 34 after two seasons away.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 18 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 61 points in a 130-110 over the St. Louis Hawks. 1995 — Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers records the fifthhighest yardage total by a receiver in NFL history with 289 yards and catches three touchdown passes in a 37-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Rice also becomes the first receiver to have three 100-reception seasons. 2000 — Marshall Faulk of St. Louis scores four touchdowns for the second straight week and third time this season, breaking the NFL record he shared with Jim Brown. The Rams lose to Tampa Bay 38-35. 2006 — Tenth-ranked Arizona State beats Texas Tech 61-45 when the second outdoor game in women’s college basketball history is called on account of rain with 4:18 to play at Chase Field, home of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

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scoreboard nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

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

Championship Today At Florence, Ala. Delta St. vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 10 a.m. ———

Division III Playoffs

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

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Pct GB .840 — .593 6 .385 11 1/2 .370 12 .259 15

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................20 Orlando..........................16 Atlanta...........................17 Charlotte........................9 Washington....................6

L 8 9 11 17 18

Central Division

W Chicago.........................16 Indiana...........................12 Milwaukee......................10 Detroit............................8 Cleveland.......................7

L 8 13 14 19 19

Pct .714 .640 .607 .346 .250 Pct .667 .480 .417 .296 .269

GB — 2 1/2 3 10 12 GB — 4 1/2 6 9 1/2 10


W San Antonio...................22 Dallas.............................20 New Orleans.................16 Memphis........................12 Houston.........................11

L 3 5 10 15 15

Pct GB .880 — .800 2 .615 6 1/2 .444 11 .423 11 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............19 Utah...............................18 Denver...........................15 Portland.........................12 Minnesota......................6

L 8 9 10 14 20

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................20 Phoenix..........................12 Golden State.................9 L.A. Clippers..................6 Sacramento...................5

L 7 12 16 21 19

Friday’s Games Indiana 108, Cleveland 99 Miami 113, New York 91 L.A. Lakers 93, Philadelphia 81 Toronto 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 90, Charlotte 85 L.A. Clippers 109, Detroit 88 New Orleans 100, Utah 71 Oklahoma City 102, Sacramento 87 Houston 103, Memphis 87 Phoenix at Dallas, (n) Minnesota at Portland, (n) Today’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. Sunday’s Games Indiana at Boston, 1 p.m.

8 p.m. ESPN

Top 25 Schedule

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

7 p.m. ESPN

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

7 p.m. ESPN

Friday’s Game Charlotte 49, No. 7 Tennessee 48 Today’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

Friday’s Games Millsaps 55, Hendrix 51 Shorter 80, Belhaven 78 Today’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. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

Pct GB .704 — .667 1 .600 3 .462 6 1/2 .231 12 1/2 Pct GB .741 — .500 6 1/2 .360 10 .222 14 .208 13 1/2

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

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


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

Jan. 3 Orange Bowl....................................Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

All Games W L PCT 7 1 .875 7 2 .875 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 6 2 .750 All Games W L PCT 7 1 .875 7 2 .778 6 2 .750 7 3 .700 5 5 .500 3 6 .333


Division II Playoffs

L 4 11 16 17 20

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl..............Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (8-4) 4:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday’s Games Charlotte 49, Tennessee 48 Today’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.

Semifinals Friday Eastern Washington 41, Villanova 31 Today Georgia Southern at Delaware, 11 a.m. Championship Jan. 7 At Frisco, Texas Teams TBA, 6 p.m. ———

1 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl............................................... Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5)

Conference W L PCT Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 Auburn................ 0 0 .000

FCS Playoffs

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

2010 - 11 BOWL SCHEDULE Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl . ............................................UTEP (6-6) vs. BYU (6-6)

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Atlantic Division

Atlanta at New Jersey, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 0 0 .000 9 0 1.000 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 8 1 .889 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 7 1 .875 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 7 2 .778 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 7 2 .778 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 7 2 .778 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 6 2 .750 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 7 3 .700 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 6 4 .600 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 5 4 .556 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 5 4 .556 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 5 5 .500 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 at BankAtlantic Center, 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. Sunday’s Games VMI at Marshall, 3 p.m. Alabama A&M at UAB, 7 p.m.

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 Miss. Valley St..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. Sunday’s Game Alabama A&M at UAB, 7 p.m.

Friday’s Scores

EAST Bucknell 89, La Salle 77 Princeton 69, Wagner 57 MIDWEST Indiana 88, SIU-Edwardsville 54 N. Iowa 66, S. Carolina St. 52

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

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


SOUTH Charlotte 49, Tennessee 48 Chattanooga 71, Elon 65 Clemson 61, Savannah St. 40 Virginia 63, Oregon 48

Central Division

GP Detroit..............31 Nashville..........31 Chicago...........34 St. Louis..........30 Columbus........31

women’s basketball Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Game No. 5 Xavier 61, Mississippi St. 36 Today’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. 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.


Greenville Weston 8 13 15 11 – 47 Vicksburg 20 10 9 15 — 54 Greenville-Weston (47) Brianna Wright 15, Quinmeka Shaw 13, Brown 8, Wooten 6, Kinney 4, McGowan 3. Vicksburg (54) Shanequa Hill 19, Donyeah Mayfield 13, Farris 8, Smith 6, Butler 6, Williams 3, A. Mayfield 2.


Greenville-Weston 5 19 15 11 — 50 Vicksburg 19 33 16 35 — 93 Greenville-Weston (50) Clark 9, Lawrence 8, Evans 6, Lawrence 5, Kibee 3, Watkins 3, Truitt 3, Moore 2, Brooks 2. Vicksburg (93) Mychal Ammons 35, Willie Gibbs 17, Josh Gaskin 13, Brown 9, Ross 8, Gaines 5, Gray 2, Stamps 1.

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....33 Pittsburgh........33 N.Y. Rangers...34 New Jersey.....31 N.Y. Islanders..29

W 21 21 20 9 6

L 7 10 13 20 18

OT 5 2 1 2 5

Pts 47 44 41 20 17

Northeast Division

GP Montreal...........32 Boston.............30 Ottawa.............34 Buffalo.............32 Toronto............31

W 19 16 14 13 12

L 11 10 16 15 15

OT 2 4 4 4 4

Pts 40 36 32 30 28

Southeast Division

GP Washington......33 Atlanta.............33 Tampa Bay......31 Carolina...........30 Florida..............30

W 18 17 17 14 14

L 11 11 10 12 16

OT 4 5 4 4 0

Pts 40 39 38 32 28

GF 113 104 104 57 62

GA 81 78 87 91 100

GF GA 85 69 86 63 79 103 83 92 71 92 GF 99 102 96 85 80

GA 94 96 107 92 78

W 20 17 17 15 16

L 8 8 14 10 12

OT 3 6 3 5 3

Pts 43 40 37 35 35

Northwest Division

GP Colorado..........32 Vancouver.......29 Calgary............32 Minnesota........30 Edmonton........31

W 18 17 14 13 12

L 10 8 15 13 14

OT 4 4 3 4 5

Pts 40 38 31 30 29

Pacific Division

GP Dallas...............31 Anaheim..........35 San Jose.........32 Los Angeles....29 Phoenix............30 NOTE: Two points time loss.

W L 18 10 17 14 16 11 17 11 14 9 for a win,

OT 3 4 5 1 7 one

GF 102 82 108 80 81

GA 84 73 101 84 88

GF 118 94 89 72 84

GA 103 76 93 89 108

Pts GF GA 39 89 86 38 91 102 37 96 93 35 82 71 35 84 84 point for over-

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

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: 8-3-9 La. Pick 4: 6-8-9-9 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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David West scores 23 points as Hornets hammer Jazz, 100-71 By Brett Martel AP sports writer NEW ORLEANS — David West and the Hornets found a way to take lessons from the greatest comeback in franchise history and apply them two days later in the most lopsided beating they’ve ever given the Utah Jazz. West scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 11 points and 10 assists, and New Orleans won its second straight, 100-71 over the Jazz on Friday night. Coming off a game in which they overcame a 23-point, second-half deficit against Sac-

nba ramento, the Hornets made this game a lot easier on themselves, taking a 20-point lead in the first half and making it stand up. “The way we finished the Sacramento game, we felt good about that and wanted to come in with some carry-over,” West said. “We were aggressive. We started off and tried to put them on their heels. We just didn’t let up.” Hornets reserve guard Marcus Thornton, seeing a sudden surge in playing time,

scored 19 for a second-straight game. Trevor Ariza added 17 points, demonstrating more of a will to drive to the hoop than he had recently. He reaped rewards for that in the form of several crowd-pleasing dunks. “To me, Trevor set the tone,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said, adding that he could excuse Ariza’s six turnovers “when he’s attacking and trying to make it happen like that.” The Jazz came in 10th in the NBA in scoring at 101.4 points per game, but shot poorly and got few second chances as the

Hornets finished with a season-high 53 rebounds, 29 more than Utah. The Jazz shot 35.8 percent and finished with a season low in points. “They manhandled us the whole game,” Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. “They beat us in every quarter. They pushed the ball up the floor, drove around us, dunked over us and everything else. We just didn’t have any answers. Give them a lot of credit. They were ready to play.” Paul Millsap had 14 points for Utah, which lost for only the fourth time in 11 road games this season. Deron Wil-

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49ers strike gold, stun Vols CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jamar Briscoe scored 14 points, fed Phil Jones for the go-ahead layup with 7.4 seconds left and Charlotte handed No. 7 Tennessee its second stunning upset loss of the week, 49-48 on Friday night. Cameron Tatum missed a desperation heave at the buzzer for the Volunteers (7-2), who followed a blowout win over then-No. 3 Pittsburgh with losses to Oakland and Charlotte. Derrio Green added 13 points and the 49ers (5-6) overcame 30 percent shooting by using a zone defense that stymied the Volunteers into 35 percent from the field. Tennessee was 2 of 17 from 3-point range and 2 of 7 on free throws in a loss that will surely see them plummet in the rankings. Scotty Hopson scored 13 points for Tennessee on 6-of-19 shooting. Tobias Harris added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Starving for something to cheer about amid a difficult season, Charlotte fans spilled out onto the court at the buzzer in the first signature win for first-year coach Alan Major. It came just three days after top scorer Shamari

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Charlotte’s Phil Jones tips in the winning basket as Tennessee’s Brian Williams (33) looks on during the second half of Charlotte’s 49-48 win Friday. Spears was dismissed from the team and following losses to Gardner-Webb, Coastal

Carolina and East Carolina. Tennessee was searching for answers after struggling all

night on offense, then being unable to hold onto a 48-42 lead. After Melvin Goins missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 19.5 seconds left, Briscoe raced into the front court and found Jones open on a defensive breakdown. After a timeout, Tennessee couldn’t get a look before time expired. Amid a night of missed shots, Derrio Green’s straightaway 3-pointer with 4:10 left put Charlotte ahead 42-41. But Hopson, who was 3-of-16 from the field, responded with his first 3, a runner in the lane and twisting layup in traffic on the next three possessions. Hopson pounded his chest on the way down the floor after the last hoop put Tennessee ahead 48-42. Javarris Barnett’s 3 cut the deficit in half, and Briscoe hit two free throws with 27.9 seconds left to get Charlotte within one. Charlotte had to foul twice to get Tennessee into the penalty before Goins missed. Hopson missed his first eight shots and Tennessee was 0 for 10 from 3-point range in the first half, yet led 24-20.

Soccer Continued from Page C1. against Vicksburg. When Taylor scored, I just had a few seconds left and it hit me. It’s a hard thing to do, but I know that they’ll keep up with it and make me proud.” All isn’t lost for Vicksburg (3-8, 0-2), which played its best game of the season and got a welcome boost of momentum going into today’s game against division foe Greenville-Weston and Christmas break. The two teams meet in the rematch on Jan. 11 at Vicksburg in the rematch. With Raven Lawrence likely to return to the lineup, the Missy Gators like their chances moving forward. “They had nothing to hang their heads about,” Vicksburg coach Kori Babb said of her team. “They gave 110 percent, they made few mistakes and they played better tonight than I’ve seen them play all season. I’m very proud of them. I couldn’t asked for a better effort. You don’t like to lose, but I believe this turned our season around.”

liams and Al Jefferson each scored 10. The Jazz also were a season-worst 10-of-20 on free throws. “This is one of those games that nothing went right for us from the start,” Williams said. “We missed free throws. We were selfish on both ends. A lot of it was them. They came out and played us tough.” The Hornets shot 50.7 percent and were 19-of-22 from the free throw line, with West going 7 of 9 on field goals and hitting all nine of his foul shots. Thornton was 8-of-10 from the field, including a driving roundhouse jam, and was 3-of

Delta St. Continued from Page C1. don’t get to bring your record in, you’ve got to play it on the field. That’s all we want, is just the opportunity to compete for it.” Delta State (11-3) is the first unranked team to play for a Division II national title and only the third three-loss team to make it this far in 38 championship games. The Statesmen, who won five games by six points or less in the regular season, have coasted through three playoff games by a combined 56 points. Minnesota-Duluth (14-0) cruised through the regular season, winning every game by at least 20 points. The playoffs haven’t been nearly so effortless. The Bulldogs have an overtime win over St. Cloud, beat Augustana 24-13 and rallied for a 17-13 win over Northwest Missouri State. “Our guys are playing with a lot of confidence, and we’ve been able to find a way,” coach Bob Nielson said. “And those are games that many times leading into a championship, help you in terms of building some confidence.” Both teams have won on their only previous championship game appearance, Delta State in 2000 and Minnesota-Duluth two years ago. Only three Division II teams have finished 15-0, including that Minnesota-Duluth championship team, Northwest Missouri State (1998) and Grand Valley State (2006). Roberts doesn’t think facing the No. 1 team will faze his players. “We’re not intimidated at all,” he said. “We know they’re a very good football team. We know they’re probably the best we’ve seen all year, but we’re not intimidated at all. We’re going to come out and play the best

football we can. “We’re excited about having the opportunity to play somebody who’s 14-0 and wants to run the table. They won an ’08 national championship. All those things, I think as a competitor, that’s got to get your juices flowing.” Delta State’s defense faces a sizable challenge. The Statesmen rank 97th in Division II in total yards allowed, and one spot higher against the pass and a notch lower against the run. Minnesota-Duluth is averaging 278 yards on the ground, with backs Brad Foss and Isaac Odim combining for 1,887 yards and 28 touchdowns. Quarterback Chase Vogler has run for 822 yards and seven touchdowns while passing for another 1,795 and 16 scores against just three interceptions. He has a deep threat in receiver D.J. Winfield, who is averaging 22 yards on 45 catches. The Bulldogs will be facing a defense with 16 first- or second-teamers in their debut season with Delta State, which helps explain why the team has made so many strides as the season progressed. Florence native Micah Davis has led Delta State’s offense, passing for 3,854 yards and 31 touchdowns. He has also been intercepted 18 times. Trevor Deed has run for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. Now, the Statesmen find out just how far they’ve come. “Right now, we’re kind of hot on both sides of the ball,” Davis said. “We’ve done a good job of executing. The defense has done a good job of stopping people. Right now, I guess you could say we’re hot and we’re ready to play.”

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(B) Vicksburg 93, Greenville-Weston 50 Mychal Ammons poured in 35 points and Willie Gibbs had 17 as the Gators moved to 2-0 in Division 4-6A in a warmup for Monday’s battle with top-ranked Meridian. The Hornets (6-3) were no trouble for Vicksburg (8-2). The Gators went up

19-5 after one quarter and extended their lead to 52-24 at halftime. Ammons, a South Alabama signee, scored 21 of his 35 points in the first half. Josh Gaskin added 13 and Dominique Brown had nine. The Hornets did not have anyone score in double figures.


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(B) Vicksburg 1, WC 0 The nightcap was not lacking in drama, either. The Gators matched penalty kicks with the Vikings after 40 minutes of regulation and 10 minutes of overtime wasn’t enough to settle their annual grudge match. On the fifth shots, Taylor Brocato got a stop on a shot by Erik Chappell and junior Kyle Davidson’s final boot past WC keeper Jamal Brinnon gave Vicksburg a marathon 1-0 victory. “It takes a team effort to win and we brought everything we had and so did they,” Brocato said. “I was nervous. I had trust in my team to make all five of them (PKs) and I knew I only had

-5 on 3-point attempts. Thornton said Monty Williams told him before the game he’d get an opportunity to build on his previous outing. “He just told me, ‘Be solid. Bring that same energy, that same intensity,’ and that’s what I tried to do,” Thornton said. Thanks to Thornton and 10 points from fellow guard Jarrett Jack, the Hornets reserves outscored Utah’s 37-22. “This is one of the few times if not the only game all season long where we put together a complete 48 minutes,” Paul said.

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Vicksburg defender Caroline Williams, left, battles for possession with Warren Central forward Taylor Hanes during Friday’s game at Viking Stadium. to block one.” Vicksburg coach Jason Bennett, whose team was on the wrong end of a PK shootout last season, was glad that his team put together their best effort at the perfect time. “Last year, I think I aged 20 years when we lost in PKs, but this time, I only aged 10 years,” Bennett said. “We’re not a goal-scoring team, so we have to scrap and get with it. We practice our PKs

every day and I guess practice makes perfect.” The Gators (5-7-1, 1-1) play Greenville-Weston today and have a chance with another victory to get a leg up on their archrivals for second place in the division behind Clinton. Warren Central (11-2, 1-1) was left picking up the pieces after struggling offensively for one of the few times this season. “We knew Vicksburg had a

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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb Sunday. McNabb was benched on Friday for Rex Grossman.

McNabb sacked in D.C. Veteran QB benched for Grossman ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It’s Rex Grossman over Donovan McNabb. Again. And this time, it’s from the opening kickoff. The Washington Redskins plan to start Grossman on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Mike Shanahan said Friday. Shanahan is benching a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback billed as the next John Elway when he came to the franchise in April. The 34-year-old McNabb is struggling through his worst season since he was a rookie in 1999. He’s thrown a careerhigh 15 interceptions and ranks 25th in the NFL with a 77.1 rating for the Redskins (5-8), who have been eliminated from the playoff race. He was infamously benched for Grossman in the final two minutes with the game on the line against Detroit in October, a stunning decision made even more bizarre by Shanahan’s mangled explanations that followed. The coach first said he felt Grossman had a better grasp of the team’s two-minute offense, then said McNabb lacked the “cardiovascular endurance” to run a fast-paced drill because of nagging hamstring injuries. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said McNabb had been tipped in

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advance that the team might go with Grossman; McNabb said he hadn’t. Before the next game, the Redskins gave a McNabb a five-year contract extension nominally worth $78 million — but the only thing it guaranteed was that McNabb would receive an extra $3.5 million this season. The deal contains a clause that allows the Redskins to cut McNabb before next season with no further financial obligation. This week, the situation began again to take more strange turns. McNabb said his communication the coaching staff had improved since the benching; neither of the Shanahans would agree with that. McNabb said he would expect to know by Wednesday if he weren’t starting, calling it a matter of “professionalism.” On Thursday, Kyle Shanahan seemed to go out of his way to avoid praising McNabb while meeting with reporters, but he implied McNabb was still starter when he said the preparation for this week was “no different” from last week as far as the quarterbacks were concerned. This certainly wasn’t the vision the Redskins presented when they traded two

draft picks — a second-round choice this year and a third- or fourth-rounder next year — to Philadelphia for McNabb. It seemed curious the Eagles would trade a quarterback to a division rival unless they felt his best days were behind him, but the Redskins couldn’t stop gushing at a news conference two days later, noting that Elway was roughly the same age as McNabb when he led Mike Shanahan’s teams to two Super Bowl titles with Denver in the 1990s. “People were saying John Elway should retire,” Mike Shanahan said at the time, “until he won the Super Bowl.” Grossman was signed by the Redskins in the offseason because he was familiar with the team’s new offense and would be able to help teach it to McNabb. Grossman was a backup last year in Houston, where Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. In his only appearance this year — relieving McNabb in the loss to Detroit — Grossman fumbled while being sacked on his first play, and the ball was returned for a touchdown. He finished the game, going 4-for-7 for 44 yards.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As much as Reggie Bush would like to showcase his gamebreaking ability on a regular basis, it has become obvious to him that the New Orleans Saints’ offense doesn’t require that from any particular player. The Saints’ current six-game winning streak has only reinforced that notion, with a lot of players combining to do the little things well and producing a lot of points in the process. “We spread the ball around. That’s what this offense does,” Bush said. The flashy running back and punt returner hasn’t had a big day, or a big play, since returning from a broken right leg three games ago. Rather, he has been like numerous other teammates making modest but important gains when called upon as the Saints have kept drives moving, racked up yards and scored at least 30 points in each of their last five games. “I don’t know if there’s another football team out there that has a more talented offense, pound for pound,” Bush continued. “There might be teams that are as talented as us, but I think when you go from each player on our offense, it’s tough to match up on anybody one-on-one. Then when we have everybody healthy, we’re able to spread the ball around and that’s tough. That’s a nightmare for a defensive coordinator.” The Baltimore Ravens, who New Orleans meets on the road this Sunday, have long had one of the best defenses in the league. The Saints would like to think they match up well with just about any defense because they can count on so many players to contribute just enough key gains each to keep overall point production high.

NFL on TV Sunday Noon Fox - Saints at Ravens Noon CBS - Jaguars at Colts 3:15 p.m. CBS - Jets at Steelers 7:15 p.m. NBC - Packers at Patriots Monday 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Bears at Vikings In a 31-13 victory over St. Louis last Sunday, not one Saints running back had a 100-yard game, yet Pierre Thomas — who was in his first game back from a ninegame absence caused by a left ankle sprain — combined with rookie Chris Ivory and Bush for a total of 125 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving out of the backfield. No Saints tight end had even 30 yards receiving the day, yet Jeremy Shockey, rookie Jimmy Graham and David Thomas combined for six catches for 54 yards. Wide receiver Robert Meachem, who had been emerging as a big play threat lately with a 32-yard TD catch against Seattle, a crucial 55-yard gain to set up a winning score at Dallas and a 52-yard TD at Cincinnati, didn’t have a single catch against St. Louis. But the attention he drew from defenders as he stretched the field opened things up for Lance Moore and Marques Colston, who combined for 10 catches for 116 yards and three TDs. Ravens safety Ed Reed is quite familiar with the Saints’ offense, even though Baltimore only has to play New Orleans once every few years. Reed grew up a Saints fan in suburban New Orleans and still refers to the Saints as his “home team.” “The Saints are very good at what they do,” Reed said. “Sean Payton is a great coach and that offense is every-

where. You have all kinds of threats, every different personnel group, at every type. You have to be on point. You have to be on your Ps and Qs at all times. With Drew Brees back there, he’s throwing the ball everywhere. You got to cover everybody.” During the past six games, there have been three individual 100-yard receiving performance, though not one with more than Colston’s 113 yards against Seattle. Colston also had 105 yards at Dallas and Meachem had 106 yards at Cincinnati. Brees has thrown for more than 300 yards in four of those games, and as much as 382 against Seattle. Brees’ two other totals during the winning streak were 253 yards at Carolina and 221 against St. Louis, both lopsided victories that featured strong team rushing performances. The Saints have gone over 400 total yards four times in the last six games, with their lowest total being 318 in a 20-10 victory over Pittsburgh to start their winning streak. “The last six weeks, I feel like gradually each and every week we’re just getting a little bit better,” Brees said. “We’re tapping into all our resources, all the play makers, especially the last couple weeks getting some guys healthy and really being able to spread the ball around and mix and match and do a really good job with the run game.






Bowls fight apathy, economy TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Missouri didn’t reach its goal of getting into a BCS bowl and was headed to the desert to face a 7-5 team that had lost its final three games of the season. Sensing potential apathy for a bowl against a ho-hum opponent played halfway across the country, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel pleaded with Tigers fans to buy tickets to the Insight Bowl. His ploy seems to have worked; Insight Bowl officials say they’re on a record pace for the Dec. 28 game between Missouri and Iowa at Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium. “It’s always a tough climate, especially with the economy the way it is right now,” said Adam Lehe, ticket manager for the Insight Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and BCS national championship game. “It’s not always the No. 1 priority and getting the people to travel and make the financial and time commitment, we appreciate everything everyone has done.” Some of the other bowls aren’t having as much luck — no matter what the coaches or schools have done. A glut of choices — 35 games this season — a still-sputtering economy, some long-distance travel and a handful of less-than-exciting matchups has made selling tickets even

college football to some of the bigger bowls a difficult proposition. One peculiarly tough sell had been the Military Bowl in Washington, D.C. East Carolina, despite a 6-6 season, gobbled up its allotment of tickets and filled the team hotel within a couple of days of the selection show. Maryland? The Terps had a hard time drawing at College Park this season and it continued with the Military Bowl, which will be played at RFK Stadium, about 20 miles from campus. Coach Ralph Friedgen made an impassioned plea to fans to buy tickets and the school hit Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to boost sales. It helped, but the Atlantic Coast Conference Terps were in danger of being outdrawn by a Conference USA team with a .500 record from another state. “The dilemma we’re in right now is our fans need to come out and support us,” Friedgen said not long after the bowl announcement. “I think we’ve got a chance to send a message to these people that turned us down. This is right in our back yard, and East Carolina’s going to show up. And if we really care about

our football program, our fans need to show up.” The plea seems to have worked. As of Wednesday, Maryland had sold all but 1,500 of its ticket allotment. Georgia Tech has gone the full used-car salesman route for the Dec. 27 Independence Bowl. The school, in honor of its 14th consecutive bowl appearance, offered $14 tickets to the game in Shreveport, La., against Air Force. The game isn’t that far away and will feature the nation’s top two rushing teams, but fans have been unimpressed enough that the university extended the deal until Christmas in hopes of spurring sales. “With Christmas around the corner, tickets make for perfect gifts or stocking stuffers,” associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said in a school news release. Even the BCS bowls aren’t immune. The Fiesta Bowl has a nontraditional matchup between BCS regular Oklahoma and Connecticut, and while it’ll likely do well at the box office — it always seems to — both schools are coming up short. Oklahoma was well short of selling its allotment earlier this week and UConn was even worse, with only about 4,000 tickets sold.



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McCartney plays gig at tiny London club Former Beatle Paul McCartney played his smallest gig in more than a decade Friday in a bid to save a landmark London club faced with closure because of a steep rent increase. McCartney played a lunchtime show before about 300 fans at the 100 Club in central London, wooing the crowd with “Magical Mystery Tour,”“All My Loving” and a host of other favorites. It marked the first time McCartney had played the 100 Club, which once hosted the Paul McCartney performs Rolling Stones, the Who, Metalat the 100 Club in London lica and others, including AmerFriday. ican jazz great Louis Armstrong. “Who wants to save the 100 Club?” McCartney asked fans after he and his band walked on stage singing an a cappella version of “Hey Jude.” Tickets for the gig cost $90. Fans started lining up hours before the show in hopes of getting a seat. “It’s a great little venue so we were happy to be part of the campaign to save it. It’s too good to lose,” McCartney said after the concert. “We had a great time. It’s great playing those little clubs and the audience is so up close — it’s like you’re having dinner with them.”

Michael C. Hall’s wife files for divorce The off-screen romance between Michael C. Hall and his wife and “Dexter” co-star Jennifer Carpenter is over. Carpenter filed for divorce Thursday, hours after Hall received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best actor. The couple were married on Dec. 31, 2008, and Carpenter’s filing says they separated in August. She cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup, but court filings provided no additional details. The two have no children together. Carpenter is seeking spousal support from Hall, who plays Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who targets other murderers on the hit Showtime series. The show just concluded its fifth season and has been renewed. Publicists for Carpenter, Hall and Showtime did not comment Thursday on the divorce or how it may affect the show.

Franklin says details of illness coming Music legend Aretha Franklin has told Jet magazine that she soon will reveal what prompted her recent surgery at a Detroit hospital. Franklin told the magazine that friends know she is “a lot more than the girl in the pink Cadillac on the Freeway of Love who also sings about Respect” and that they have prayed for her Aretha Franklin “without ceasing.” The 68-year-old Queen of Soul underwent an undisclosed surgical procedure earlier this month. Franklin already had canceled concert dates and personal appearances through May. Franklin said Wednesday that she had been home from the hospital for three days and that she has a private nurse. She tells Jet she’s “putting Aretha together first,” and that doctors have ordered eight weeks of rest.

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Man is unsuspecting getaway driver A 26-year-old man thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a 70-year-old woman a ride to a Minnesota bank. But police said the woman robbed the bank, and the man was her unsuspecting getaway driver. The man said that he thought the woman, who rents an apartment from his mother, was going to the bank to withdraw cash to pay her rent. Instead, employees of the Elysian State Bank reported Wednesday that an “elderly woman” told the teller she had a gun, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount. Police stopped the car and took both into custody before determining the woman acted alone. The woman had a hammer but no gun. She’s in jail, pending charges.

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Custom’s decline spells hosts’ vexation NEW YORK (AP) — It’s become an acronym for a host’s frustration: RSVP. Really, Seriously Very Peeved. From casual get-togethers to catered affairs, the once-common act of replying to invitations has become an often lost and much-lamented cause. Parenting and bridal blogs seethe with tales of tracking down invitees like festive fugitives. Electronic invitation systems try to streamline head counting but sometimes just turn into a public display of ambivalence (Yes: 2. No: 15. Maybe: 147). Newspaper columns have bewailed the death of the RSVP, and a popular gauge of generational shifts has declared that today’s college students don’t even know what the phrase means. As the holiday-party season swings into gear, ’tis the season to be jolly, at least until you have to decide whether to make deviled eggs for four dozen or four. “It frustrates me to no end that people disregard or dismiss RSVPs as optional, especially when I have been nice enough to invite them to a party,” says Dawn Pearce, 35, a technical support specialist in Raleigh, N.C. “I get so aggravated, I don’t know why I even bother with invitations at all.” Who can blame her? This summer, she got RSVP replies from only about half the invitees to her 4-year-old son’s birthday party at a children’s museum. It would probably have been irksome even if Pearce hadn’t been so pregnant that she’d tapped relatives to go through with the party if she was in labor. Her daughter ultimately arrived four days later.

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A sample New Year’s Eve party invitation available from Shutterfly A social code that has endured for generations, RSVP is short for “repondez s’il vous plait,” or “please reply.” Invitees should answer as soon as possible, according to etiquette expert Lizzie Post, a great-great-granddaughter of graciousness guru Emily Post. If not a matter of manners, RSVPing could be seen as a dictate of social self-interest. After all, most partygoers are at some point partythrowers themselves. But some hosts find “RSVP” is now just the opening salvo in a battery of polite prodding. “I see you are undecided. Will you come if have a raffle for a 2011 Mercedes?” retired music executive Richard Fiore recently joked to someone he’d invited to a karaoke night. He got a response within hours. Fiore got creative after years

of marveling over the spotty RSVP rate for the karaoke gatherings he co-hosts for friends in New York City. He needs a guaranteed number of guests to reserve a private room at his favorite venue. “It’s not like I’m asking them to write a letter or wrap a package,” said Fiore, 73, who e-mails his invitations. “All you’ve got to do is hit reply.” While there don’t appear to be solid statistics on a decline of RSVPing (who’d respond to a survey about not responding?), here’s a signpost: Last year’s Beloit College Mindset List included RSVP among cultural touchstones turned fossils from a freshman’s perspective. The list, compiled anecdotally by Beloit English professor Tom McBride and retired college spokesman Ron Nief, proclaimed that the class of

2013 has “never understood the meaning of RSVP,” though some students say otherwise. RSVP rates have become enough of a sore point to engender op-ed grousing in newspapers including The New York Times, where novelist Rand Richards Cooper in March described trying to lasso responses for a book reading that entailed food service at a restaurant. He got some sympathy from online commenters, but “the overall sentiment was: ‘You’re just going to have to adjust your expectations,”’ says Cooper, 50, who lives in Hartford, Conn. Replies can be hard to get even when the event is for business, not pleasure. In Phoenix, Kim Horn regularly deals with lacking and late RSVPs for meetings of her professional group, though its members should know better:

Late-night foes Ferguson and Fallon swap gifts NEW YORK (AP) — Latenight rivals Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson are filled with the Christmas spirit. They even sent each other gifts. At the end of the monologue on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” the New Yorkbased host showed viewers a photo of the present he had sent to Ferguson — a “beautiful, top-notch Christmas sweater” (in Fallon’s words) accented with both his face and Ferguson’s against a Christmas ornament. “He’s over at CBS in L.A. and I know how cold it gets at night there,” Fallon explained. What had Ferguson given in return? Under his desk, Fallon found a large gift box containing two kittens named Regis and Kelly. At almost the same moment on CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” its host was eagerly unwrapping the box that contained the sweater from Fallon. “Oh, I know you’re like, ‘Craig, you’re crazy, he’s your direct competitor, you can’t say how great Jimmy is,”’ cracked Ferguson, “but everybody knows it: Jimmy is awesome. ... Everybody knows Jimmy Fallon is the best knitter in show business.” Before launching into another of his one-man dialogues, Ferguson alerted viewers to the gift he had sent to Fallon. “He should get it tonight. ‘You mean on his show, which

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is in direct competition with yours, Craig?’ Yes. ‘Craig, you’re confusing us, what should we do?’ I don’t know. I’m not your parents!” The transcontinental, crossnetwork gift swap was the latest comic stunt bonding

So there’s peace and goodwill among these men. But Ferguson added, “For all those media hacks that like to poke the hornet’s nest and say there’s a late-night war — go right ahead!”

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Girl feels like hanging up when boy calls to hang out Dear Abby: I’m a senior in high school and I have a problem. I’m in a parasitic relationship. A boy at my school, “Dan,” believes himself to be my best friend. It is sad because everyone acts as if he were invisible. I noticed that he was an outcast and went out of my way to be kind to him. He latched onto me and now follows me around at school. I have a boyfriend who is really concerned, but neither of us knows how to approach this. Dan calls me at home and always asks if we can hang out “as friends.” (I keep coming up with excuses to avoid it.) Dan is a nice guy, but this has been going on for two years and his attachment has only increased. I have no idea how to let him know our “friendship” has become too suffocating for me. Please help. — Overwhelmed in Ohio



D e a r O ve r wh e l m e d : Because he has been excluded by everyone else at school, it’s not surprising that Dan is emotionally dependent on you. However, you have a boyfriend, your studies and a social life, and you need to explain that to Dan when he asks to “hang out.” Those aren’t excuses; they are facts. Say it kindly but firmly, and do not be defensive. If he persists, talk to a counselor at school. In a few months high school will be over and Dan can move on and start building a life. Many successful adults weren’t popular in high school.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be mindful of your luck, which is a bit stronger than usual at this time, and you should be able to add to your holdings in rare and spectacular fashion. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you can, contact a person with whom you’ve been unable to iron out an important matter, because s/he is likely to be far more convivial and responsive than usual. Strike while the griddle is smoking. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Do all that you can to avoid creating any kind of a crisis where none exists, because situations that have been giving you fits can be worked out now to your ultimate advantage if you keep your cool. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — You have an angel busy working behind the scenes, trying to sort things out to your ultimate benefit, bent on bringing about something that you can’t seem to get on your own. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you choose to use them, you’ve got the brains to be able to improve your lot in life, and it might be the day to do something to that end. The harder you try, the luckier you’ll get. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — As well as being quite fortunate, you have the smarts to advance a personal interest. This will be true even if you want to promote something on a grand scale. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t hesitate to ask questions about whatever it is that’s on your mind. Important information that wasn’t available previously is now accessible, and it’s likely to be in terms you can comprehend and utilize. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Someone who hasn’t always been too cooperative with you in the past could now turn into a dedicated ally. It’s all because this person’s new interests are now in sync with yours. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If you are currently on a roll in fulfilling an important ambition, continue to do all that you can to keep it going, even if that means giving up a pleasurable interest. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Something nice is developing for you through one of your social contacts. Chances are it’ll be a pleasant surprise that you’ll find not only enjoyable but helpful as well. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — All you have to do is apply your ingenuity if you want to find some new ways to get something for your family that has eluded you up until now. Check your head, and then use it. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Being the good listener that you are, you are likely to pick up on some valuable information from a conversation that you’ll be having with friends, which will go right over the heads of others.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Recently, you stated that alcohol is an addictive drug. I couldn’t agree with you more. I became a problem drinker at a very young age. I took my first drink when I was 12. By the time I was 16, I had already been on life support at Hardin Memorial Hospital. By age 17, I had been hospitalized for attempting suicide. That year, I was also jailed and had to attend a juvenile boot camp. When I was 19, I was convicted of a felony and sentenced to five years behind bars. If I hadn’t taken that first drink of alcohol, chances are I wouldn’t have had such a miserable teen life. I’m writing this letter to inform teens who think that drinking is cool, and that they can control it, to think again. Please, take my advice and don’t take that first drink. Alcohol, like most drugs, is addictive and being an addict is a totally miserable existence. — Nameless, Joliet, Ill. P.S.: I’m writing this letter from behind bars. Nameless: Thank you for sharing your life story with our teen readers. It is important that they learn from the mistakes of others. Please read the following letter from an inmate who also has a positive message for teens about the powerful and destructive devastation of drug abuse. Dr. Wallace: I am 20 and in prison. When I was young, my father and I never understood each other. He wanted me to do well in school and stay away from friends who did drugs. I didn’t listen to him. At 13, I started doing drugs and shortly afterward started getting into trouble at school and with the law. My grades were terrible, and I dropped out of school in 10th grade. Oh, how I wish I had listened to my father. I’m writing for two reasons: My father died two years ago and I am only now starting to grieve his death. Is this normal? I’d also like to tell teens who are involved or are thinking about getting involved with drugs to rethink that decision. For many, it will be a one-way trip to self-destruction. — Nameless, Tehachapi, Calif. Nameless: I’m told by psychiatrists at Community Psychiatric Center Hospital in Santa Ana, Calif., that it is normal for a person to go through the grieving process years after the death of a loved one. They said, that in your case, being incarcerated has given you time to reflect on important events in your life, including the death of your father. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Perhaps when he thinks back, Dan will remember you as the one bright spot in a miserable experience. Dear Abby: When I was a little girl, my family’s idea of celebrating Christmas was opening some presents and renting a movie. I’m 15 now, and my parents barely acknowledge the holiday. Last year on Christmas Day, my mother slept until after noon, then handed me $100. Dad did the same. I was grateful for the money, but a little hurt that they put no effort into buying gifts. I am tired of trying to think up thoughtful gifts while all I get is a check handed to me without so much as a “Merry Christmas.” Would I sound ungrateful if I asked my parents to put a little more thought into celebrating the holidays this year? — Not So Jolly Christmas

Dear Not So Jolly: Yes, you would. You might get a better result if you simply told your parents that you miss celebrating the holidays with them the way you have in the past, and ask them why things have changed. I’m sure you will find their answer to be enlightening. Dear Abby: I know the holidays can be a stressful time of year — and even more so when there has been a death in someone’s family. When a friend or family member loses a loved one, such as a child or close friend, what is the proper etiquette regarding gifts you may have sent or have sitting under the tree? What should the bereaved family do with the gifts? I must admit, I am curious — especially being a member of the armed forces. — Marie in Canada Dear Marie: If you are asking

Older women should have PAP test every 2 to 3 years Dear Dr. Gott: I’m a 49-yearold female. I have given birth to three children ages 19 to 24. There is no known history of ovarian or breast cancer in my family. My brother and I both had our thyroid glands removed due to cancerous tumors. For the last 25 years, I have had annual PAP smears and vaginal/anal exams, with great results. Last month I went to my internist for an annual physical. This was the fourth year I have seen him. He’s done my gynecological exams and PAPs. This year he said that regulations have changed and because I have had three successive normal PAPs, I do not need one for three more years. I questioned whether this was due to new research or new regulations. He said “new regulations.” I told him I wanted one anyway. So he had me undress and put on a gown. When he came back to the exam room he pulled up the “regulation” on his computer to show me, saying there was no need to do the exam. I was dumbfounded and agreed. My research has told me that passing on the PAP is OK but that I should have a vaginal and anal exam to look for ovarian cancer, which he did not do. Nor did he do a breast exam. He just told me that I should perform self breast exams. Should I go to an OB/GYN for a proper exam or do you agree with him? Dear Reader: I don’t know what you had done as part of your annual exam or what it cost, but it appears to me some things might have been left out. He didn’t perform a breast exam. Did he check your blood pressure, do an EKG, listen to your heart, talk about the importance of a colonoscopy in the near future, coordinate possible necessary lab work or X-rays and ask relevant questions about your past medical history? Pap tests and pelvic exams are an important part of an examination for women because they can detect cancer and other abnormalities that could lead to cancer of the cervix. If abnormalities can be detected early, they can be treated earlier, before cancer has had time to develop. Of the 55 million PAP tests performed every year in the United States, approximately 3.5 million of them are abnormal and require follow-up. While not all testing is accurate, false positives (as well as false negatives) can be reported. About half of the false negative reports are because of inadequate specimen collection. The other half occurs because of misinterpretation on the part of the individual examining the specimen. Newer methods being instituted have made it easier to collect and analyze. Digital rectal exams are done to check for potential problems in the pelvic area, uterus, ovaries, lower abdomen, vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and more. As a guideline (and there is



no hard and fast rule), women between the ages of 40 and 65 should have their blood pressure checked every one to two years; cholesterol levels checked every five years; an annual dental exam; eye exam every two years; physical exam between one and five years; self-breast exams monthly with exam by a health care provider annually; mammograms every one to two years; PAP smears every two to three years; and a rectal during gynecological examinations.

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

whether the gift(s) should be returned to the sender, I am sure the grieving family (or close friend) will have other things to think about that take precedence. Once a gift is sent, it should be up to the surviving relatives to decide whether to keep it or dispose of it — whether by donating

it, selling it or returning it to the sender.

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


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TOPIC SATURDAY, De ce mbe r 18, 2010 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

The Other Jackie


Flo Rida

Flo Rida talks music, preps woman rapper protege By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Flo Rida has sold millions when it comes to hit singles, but his albums have yet to get that kind of love from music fans. His first two albums haven’t reached gold status, and his latest, “Only One Flo (Part 1),” debuted at No. 107 on the charts earlier this month. But Flo Rida said he’s not concerned with how many albums he sells. “You’re trying to sell records, sell singles — do it all. But I’m not too fond of even just worrying about that,” he said. “The most important thing is just, you know, connecting with the fans on a worldwide basis because a lot of times you’ll see numbers and that doesn’t play a part in the whole worldwide numbers.” The rapper’s first two CDs, 2008’s “Mail On Sunday” and last year’s “R.O.O.T.S.,” have sold 430,000 and 266,000 units, according to Neilsen SoundScan. But Flo Rida’s singles have topped the charts and sold millions digitally. His debut song, the party jam “Low,” has sold 5.7 million units, while the up-tempo “Right Round” has moved 4.7 million singles in sales; both songs hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 30-year-old said selling millions of singles is just as good as selling millions of albums. “When you look at the numbers it definitely ... adds up to that,” he said. “So I’m doing pretty good.” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” the first single from Flo Rida’s latest album, is quickly approaching double platinum status. It features French disc jockey-producer David Guetta; other guests on the album include Ludacris, Gucci Mane and Akon. The 8-track album will have a sequel set for release “in the next couple months,” Flo Rida said. The rapper also has created his own label called International Music Group. He says that with the success of Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj, it’s a great time for him to market his own female rapper, 18-yearold Brianna. “Shout out to Nicki Minaj for doing her thing and just, you know, definitely keeping that lane open,” he said of the animated rapper, whose debut album “Pink Friday” is just 30,000 units from achieving gold status two weeks after being released. “But Brianna, she’s been doing this for a long time,” he said. “And at this point she’s definitely wellrounded.”

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New books explore icon’s life as an editor Jocelyn Noveck The Associated Press NEW YORK — When most of us think of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, we think back to the perfectly coifed first lady of the early ’60s in a stylish shift, a string of pearls, a pill box hat. Or the Jackie O of the next decade, the rich widow in huge sunglasses that shielded her from the world. We probably don’t think of a middle-aged working woman making her own photocopies, waiting on line to speak to the boss, or sitting cross-legged on the floor, arranging photos and puffing on cigarettes. Yet this was Jackie’s third act — the Jackie who joined the work force in her mid40s and spent nearly two decades as a book editor. By all accounts, it was one of the most satisfying periods of her life. “She didn’t do this just to have a job,” says Bruce Tracy, a former colleague at the Doubleday publishing house. “She loved this. This is what she was passionate about.” Suddenly, in a span of just a month, two new books are examining this little-known part of Jackie’s life, giving readers a new slant on a woman who has fascinated Americans like no other in our history. “People think about Jackie’s clothes, about her marriages, maybe her redecorating the White House,”

‘People think about Jackie’s clothes, about her marriages, maybe her redecorating the White House. But her editorial career was longer than her two marriages combined. It says more about who she was as a person, because this is something she actually chose to do.’ William Kuhn

Historian and author says historian William Kuhn, author of “Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books,” released this month. “But her editorial career was longer than her two marriages combined. It says more about who she was as a person, because this is something she actually chose to do.” Of course, she didn’t need the work. Kuhn notes how women of Jackie’s generation were taught to be great wives and great mothers, making it all the more striking that she would choose to learn a new career so relatively late in life. “It speaks to a kind of quiet feminism that she and other women of her generation had,” he says. Jackie was 46 when she was hired by Thomas Guinzburg at Viking Press, not long after the 1975 death of Aristotle Onassis. Clearly Viking wanted her for her name. And her early efforts — she spent only two years there, before moving to Doubleday — were a learning process. But her productivity skyrocketed as the years went on. “Yes, some of this was handed to Jackie,” says

Kuhn, whose book is being published by Doubleday itself. “But the fact is, she amassed a list of books that publishing professionals are in awe of today.” That list includes books on everything from art to European and American history to photography to fashion to religion. It includes children’s books by Carly Simon, and Michael Jackson’s autobiography, “Moonwalk.” She worked on a trilogy by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, several books by Bill Moyers, and a series of Tiffany style books. And then there was her well-documented love of dance, particularly ballet, which led to the best-seller “Dancing on My Grave,” by ballerina Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, author Greg Lawrence. Working with her on the book, an account of Kirkland’s descent into drug addiction, was “a humbling experience,” says Lawrence, who next month comes out with “Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” (Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin’s Press.)

Lawrence recalls how at an introductory lunch with the couple, Jackie burst into tears at their story, saying, “I want to do this book!” “Jackie fought for us,” says Lawrence. “That’s what I really admired about her. She had to fight for her books. And when we ran out of money, she would call us and say, ‘I got you more, just don’t tell anyone.’” Later, she persuaded the couple that the book should be 300 pages rather than the 600 they were writing. “That voice, it would just completely disarm you,” he says. There were perks to being Jackie O — she worked only parttime in her office and spent a lot of time working at her Park Avenue apartment, where she would sit in her library with authors surrounded by her books, smoking out of a long, ivory cigarette holder, Kuhn says — not to mention taking the summer on Martha’s Vineyard. But it was striking to many how quickly she shed the trappings of celebrity, munching on sandwiches at her desk, waiting nervously

in corridors for face time with the boss, always coming to the reception area to meet her visitors and making her own calls. “She never said ‘Get me soand-so on the phone,’” says Tracy, the former Doubleday colleague, now a freelance editor, who assisted her on a number of books. Mike D’Orso found that out the hard way. Then a newspaper reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, his phone rang one day and the caller said: “Hello, it’s Jacqueline Onassis.” “Yeah, right,” he laughed, and hung up. “Luckily, Jackie called back,” D’Orso said in a telephone interview from his home in Norfolk, Va. “And that’s how my career as an author got started. I owe it all to her.” She edited two of his books, including his 1988 “Somerset Homecoming,” the story of a black woman who helped save the plantation where her ancestors had been slaves. D’Orso says Jackie didn’t even mind when his 7-yearold daughter answered the phone one day, then passed it to him, shouting, “Daddy, it’s the dead president’s wife!” “She just laughed it off,” says D’Orso. He was going through a divorce at the time, and he says the two often had conversations about it. Despite their long collaboration, though, the working relationship stayed See Jackie, Page D3.


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Florida tourism reeling from dismal year Jackie

Continued from Page D1. on the phone: They never met in person. Though a friendly editor, Jackie could be a demanding one, says Kuhn, who relates exchanges she had with Stewart Udall, a former secretary of the interior under JFK. Udall was writing a book on Spanish exploration in the southwest. In a series of letters, Jackie tussled with him tooth and nail on certain points of Spanish history, not backing down. Jackie surely would have loved to continue editing books for decades more, but it was not to be. In January of 1994, after months of feeling unwell, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She continued to work even as she underwent chemotherapy and began losing ground to the disease. “One day, she came in wearing a wig,” says Tracy.

By Mitch Stacy The Associated Press

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. — The Hubbard family, owners of a marina complex and seafood restaurant on Florida’s Gulf coast near Tampa, would just as soon forget that 2010 ever happened. The lingering economic recession, a record cold Florida winter and the effects of the Gulf oil spill stalled the tourist traffic this year at Madeira Beach, where the Hubbards have been a presence since the 1970s. All that came after the lousy economy landed a gut The associated press punch to their businesses in Workers clean up tar balls in August on Pensacola Beach, Fla. 2009. “It was incredibly scary, because we didn’t know if still working in some areas. with less,” said William Tal- expected to reap benefits from we were going to get oil” on Laura Lee, spokeswoman for bert, president and CEO of the the Tourism Promotion Act, nearby beaches, said Kath- the visitors bureau for Pensa- Greater Miami Visitors & Con- which was passed by Congress leen McDole, a Hubbard sister cola-area beaches, said hotel vention Bureau. in February and created a nonwhose Friendly Fisherman and condo revenue was down Another bit of good news: profit corporation to promote restaurant saw a 20-percent 5 percent for the fiscal year Thompson said Florida is U.S. tourism overseas. decline in business this year. that ended Sept. 30 — “which “And neither did the rest of the we actually consider a vicUnited States and our visitors tory.” Area hotels benefited by Puzzle answers, games, opinion polls who come here. So they didn’t having BP workers and a large and much more at: come.” contingency of media in town The family’s struggles this for the summer, but at reduced year mirrored those of most rates. of Florida’s tourism industry, Oil started washing ashore which employs around 1 mil- in June and killed business in Like anyone, ne and practice. Thw elves need training lion people July, the bigTake a peek inside the big guy’s personal scrapbook to find out got a few toys m is year ’s new hires and accounts The number of visitors to gest month of few days on th ixed up on their first what this year has been like for Santa Claus. missing parts one job. Draw the for more than the year for the ea sh ould look like ch toy robot. They one-fifth of the the state — roughly 80 area’s beaches. the one at right . state’s total million annually — has Revenue numsales tax revebers for the nue. The year stayed flat the past three month were w was even more years, following years of off 25 percent, Each year, neborn. deer are in re disappointing with visitors to fly But learning practice. of because people solid growth throughout paying about t lo a s take th from in the indusFollow the pareindeer the decade, according 11 percent less g un yo each try originally than the previto its name. had high hopes to statistics kept by Visit ous July. for recovery in “What we Florida. 2010 after two battled most straight bad was the public years due to perception,” the recession. Lee said. “People saw images of But then came a rare maybe an oiled pelican in Louextended freeze last Janu- isiana, and then on the news About the only thi ary, and the BP Deepwater they were talking about Florida is making amazingng elves like better than making toy ice sculpture conte ice sculptures. Floyd won this year’s Horizon accident and oil spill beaches, and people just made st. Can you find his s sculptures? two identical ice on April 20. Throughout the the connection that we were After the rush of the Christmas season, Mrs. Claus and spring and summer, would-be the ones hit hard.” I spent a relaxing week at one of my favorite places. visitors changed their plans Her agency is using the $2.7 Use the code to discover the answer. amid visions of oil fouling the million in reparations from beaches and spoiling their BP for aggressive marketing holiday. and promotions that seem to Deep discounts and strate- be paying off, she said. After a gic marketing were required to slow summer, September hotel persuade more people to come and condo revenue was up 17 to Florida, cutting deep into percent from the year before, profits. When vacationers got with visitors playing slightly here, they spent less at restau- more per night than in 2009. Everyone around the workshop threw me a big surprise rants and attractions. No one in the industry is birthday party this year. Look at the photos from that day “The collective impacts of the jumping up and down over and number them in the correct order. economic downturn, and cer- the prospects for 2011, but it’s tainly the oil spill, were as sig- expected to be slightly better. nificant a challenge as we’ve The third quarter of 2010 (ever) had to face,” said Chris showed an increase in total Thompson, president and CEO visitors to the state, and the Look through the of Visit Florida, the state’s tour- number of travelers from Latin newspaper and ism bureau. cut out parts of America and Europe are up people, critters The number of visitors to by double-digits over last year. and things. Glue the state — roughly 80 mil- Florida theme parks are seeing these different lion annually — has stayed flat a slight resurgence thanks in parts together to design a new toy the past three years, following part to the new, wildly successfor Santa to years of solid growth through- ful Harry Potter attraction at make! out the decade, according to Universal Orlando. statistics kept by Visit Florida. “We realize we are in the But the discounting necessary recovery and restoration this past year took an even stage, and it’s yet to be deterbigger bite. mined the extent of those two “Now they’re running their stages,” Thompson said. “The businesses in a totally dif- good news is we’re cautiously ferent manner,” said Robin optimistic. As a result of the Grabowski, president of the tough economic times, we’ve Tampa Bay Beaches Cham- had a lot of pent-up demand ber of Commerce. “They’re out there.” doing more with less. When One bright spot is Miami, fewer people are coming into which has managed to mainthe hotel rooms and they’re tain its luster through the paying less to get that hotel recent hard times, partly room, that economic impact is because about half its visitors Miller Electric, Inc. AUTOMATIC less all around.” come from overseas. The city is Industrial • Marine TRANSMISSION Commercial • Residential The oil spill — and the wide- one of few markets in the counJim Miller SERVICE spread impression around the try where the average daily Industrial Owner Donnie Remore country that all of Florida’s rate for hotels is actually on Wiring Specialists Owner shores were awash in crude the rise, and the Miami InterLicensed • Bonded • Insured 560 HWY 80 — came at a time when tour- national Airport was second Service with Integrity ism officials were seeing signs only to New York for internaVicksburg, MS 11 Signal Hill Lane • Vicksburg, MS 39180 that the industry was starting tional arrivals this year. 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