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Congress to toughen approach to immigration By The Associated Press • old court house Museum

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become legal to debatRep. Steve ing whether children King born to parents who are in the country illegally should continue to enjoy automatic U.S. citizenship. Such a hardened approach — and the rhetoric certain to accompany it — should resonate with the GOP Rep. Lamar faithful who helped Smith swing the House in Republicans’ favor. But it also could further hurt the GOP in its endeavor to grab a large enough share of the growing Latino vote to win the White House and the Senate majority in 2012. Legislation to test interpretations of the 14th Amendment as granting citizenship to children of illegal immigrants will emerge early next session. That is likely to be followed by attempts to force employers to use a still-developing web system, dubbed E-Verify, to check that all of their employees are in the U.S. legally. There could be proposed curbs on federal spending in cities that don’t do

The building at 913 Washington St., as it looked in the 1920s, and as it looks today.

New owner sees museum in old building Two-story structure was car dealership, 7-Up bottler, bar By Ben Mackin bmackin@vicksburgpost.com A Vicksburg business owner is hoping to turn a derelict building on Washington Street into a museum that celebrates African- American history. “This building has so much potential,” said Malcolm Carson, the new owner of 913 Washington St. “But for right now I want to get it up to city code.” Carson has high expectations for the almost century old building that sits at Washington and Jackson, across the street from the future Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center. “I would really like to put another museum in this area that would be another draw for tourists,” Carson said, referring to the future River Museum and Vicksburg Transportation Museum, which is set to be housed in the former Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station on Levee Street. “I think if they went there, they would also stop in here.” The building, much like the area that surrounds it, is steeped in history. It has served as housing for several different industries, including car sales, soda bottling and most recently nightclubs. It was built in 1911 as Christian and Brough Co. The business originally manufactured

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Malcolm Carson stands inside the building he hopes to make an African-American museum. wagons and carriages but was used later for Packard, Hudson and Essex car sales and repairs. The dealership remained in the building until the late 1920s. For decades after, the building was used as a bottling plant for 7-Up. Jesse “7-Up” Smith, who began working at the bottling plant in 1955 for $17 a week, has seen the building go through huge changes in the last 55 years. Smith acquired his nickname because the uniform he used to wear had the soda’s logo emblazoned on the back. “Everyone started to call me ‘7-Up,’ and so I just started answering to it,” the 75-year-old

said with a laugh. The 7-Up plant closed in the mid-1960s and, for a time, was a barber shop before joining the nightclub scene. Smith partnered with the building’s longtime owner, Joe Farris, who now lives in California, and ran the building as a nightclub called the Monte Carlo. The club gained notoriety as a dance hall, booking all kinds of regionally and nationally known rhythm and blues acts through the 1970s and early ’80s. “Oh, I booked some big dances,” Smith said. “Little Milton, Z.Z. Hills, McKenna

Mitchell all came through there.” The Monte Carlo was divided into two sections, Smith said. Half was used as a bar, and half was where bands set up near a dance floor. “We always did pretty well on that side,” Smith said. “There were never too many misunderstandings; fights did not happen too often when people were dancing.” Smith sold his stake in the Monte Carlo in 1984 and managed some other clubs around Vicksburg before leaving the nightclub business.

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Some Northern states scrimping on war anniversary By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state contributed 448,000 troops and $150 million to the Union cause during the Civil War, along with tons of supplies, food, guns and munitions. But with the 150th anniversary of the war’s start just months away, New York state government has failed to scrounge up a single Yankee dollar to commemorate a conflict in which it played such a major role. New York isn’t alone. Other states saddled with similar budget woes are unable or unwilling to set aside taxpayer funds for historic re-enactments and museum exhibits when public employees are being laid off and services slashed. Even South Carolina, where the war’s first shots were fired upon Fort Sumter in April 1861, has declined to provide government funding for organizations planning events in the Palmetto State. “State money right now is hard to find for anything,” said New York state historian Robert Weible. “That’s life. We’re all living with that.”

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Execution in Mississippi appears unlikely this year By The Associated Press JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has yet to rule on Attorney General Jim Hood’s motion to set an execution date for Frederick Bell, making it unlikely it will occur this year. Bell’s attorneys filed their response to Hood’s motion on Dec. 10. The Supreme Court is on its Christmas-New Year’s holiday break. Hood petitioned the Supreme Court this month to set Bell’s execution for Dec. 29. Hood’s motion came after the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 declined to hear

an appeal from Bell. Jan Schaefer, spokeswoman for Hood’s office, said the attorney general is awaiting a court decision. Attorney General Mississippi Jim Hood Department of Corrections officials have repeatedly said they would be ready for any execution on short notice. Bell, now 39, was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to death. Bell and Anthony Joe Doss were convicted of killing Bert Bell, no

relation, on May 6, 1991, during an armed robbery of Sparks StopN-Shop in Grenada County. Doss also was sentenced to death. Three Mississippi death row inmates were executed in 2010. MDOC records show the last time the state executed more than two inmates in one year was 1961, when five men were put to death. Paul Everette Woodward and Gerald James Holland were executed in May. Joseph Daniel Burns was executed in June. The Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel, which is defend-

ing Bell, also filed a petition for post-conviction relief to the Mississippi court in November. Hood’s office replied on Dec. 14. “The petition raises several complex legal claims, including a very serious claim regarding Mr. Bell’s innocence,” Glenn Swartzfager, director of the post-conviction office, told The ClarionLedger. Bell’s petition focuses on the competency of his public defender. It also alleges Bell might be mentally retarded and was abused as a child.

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Tallulah man is stabbed; woman jailed A Tallulah man’s and Vicksburg woman’s yearlong feud climaxed Sunday afternoon in the parking lot at Walmart when the man was stabbed and the woman was jailed. Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said Reginald Robertson, 23, 400 Henderson St., Tallulah, was treated and released from a hospital and Whitney Martin, 20, 2110 Oak St., was arrested at the scene just after the 4 p.m. stabbing was reported,

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In Mississippi, the Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was established last year, and Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, is chairman. He has said the $19,500 budget will be used for advertising in an attempt to stimulate tourism during the anniversary year. At least 20 other states have formed commissions, committees or initiatives to commemorate the 150th anniversary of America’s bloodiest war, starting next year and running into 2015. Of those states, Virginia and Pennsylvania appear to be leading the way in efforts to plan, promote and stage Civil War commemorations. “Most states have very little or limited funding,” said Cheryl Jackson, executive director of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. “That’s not unique among the states, what you’re finding in New York.” The Virginia organization has received an annual $2 million appropriation from the state since 2008, Jackson

said. Three of every five Civil War battles were fought in Virginia, home to the Confederate capital, Richmond, and some of the South’s greatest generals, including Robert E. Lee. “Virginia bore its share of scars, many of which are still there, so it’s natural that the state take the lead,” said James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., a Virginia Tech history professor and a member of the state’s commission. Pennsylvania has collected nearly $5 million in government funding for its commemoration, including $800,000 in federal grants, according to Barbara Franco, executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The key, she said, was Pennsylvania’s decision to start its planning in 2007, just before the economy tanked and government coffers shriveled. Plus, Franco added, Pennsylvania didn’t wait for Congress to get around to creating a national Civil War commission, something lawmakers in Washington, D.C., so far have failed to do. On the federal level, the National Parks Service

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if you can get it. But we work with what we’ve got.” What New York has to work with is a deep well of Civil War resources, even though no battles were fought on its soil. New York communities large and small were touched in some way by the Civil War, and many still have the evidence to prove it, from old industrial sites that supplied Union troops to vast collections of artifacts held by state and local museums. Besides providing the most soldiers during the war, New York suffered the most casualties, with 46,000 killed. Monuments and memorials to their sacrifice can be found all across the state. More than 200 New York infantry, cavalry and artillery units served in nearly every campaign of the war, from Gettysburg to Vicksburg, said Michael Aikey, director of the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, home to more than 850 Civil War battle flags, the largest collection in the nation. Prominent figures from the era — including William Seward, Harriet Tubman,

John Brown, Fredrick Douglass and Ulysses S. Grant — all lived in New York, and museums and historic sites in their names can be found upstate. With such links to its Civil War history, New York is counting on local historians, re-enactment groups and the approximately 20 Civil War round tables across the state to help organize anniversary commemorations without any government funding. “We must definitely commemorate what those soldiers did,” said Patrick Falci of Queens, past president of the Civil War Round Table of New York City. “Our job is to keep it going. What happened down there made us what we are today.” Despite the lack of an official role by New York, Weible said he’s certain the state’s legacy in the War Between the States will be properly honored over the next five years. “The bottom line is, we’ve got a great story,” he said. “Stay tuned. Things are happening. We’re going to make this work.”

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is coordinating Civil War events planned through 2015 at more than 75 battlefields and historic sites, as well as at museums and other privately operated sites. On the state level, various local and regional groups are being enlisted to muster resources for 150th anniversary events. “Sometimes national commissions are helpful, sometimes they’re not helpful,” Franco said. “Perhaps this grassroots approach provides more opportunities to get down to the real issues that a national commission would never be able to do,” he said. New York so far doesn’t plan to create a Civil War commemoration commission. But Weible said talks already have begun between his office and local history-related entities to come up with ways to mark the war in the coming years. “Our concern right now is trying to get everybody on the same page and cooperating with each other and talking to people they don’t normally talk to,” he said. “You don’t need money to make good things happen. It’s nice

Two shootings were reported in the city Sunday night and this morning Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Darryl Smith, 22, no address available, was shot in the hand, at 11:48 p.m. after going to a friend’s home in the 100 block of Chickasaw Road. Smith argued with a man in the home, and the man pulled a gun and shot him, then robbed him, Wil-

liams said. Smith was taken to River Region Medical Center, where he was treated and released, Williams said. The second shooting was reported at the Elks Club at 916 Walnut St. at 1:45 this morning. Edward Mazie, 27, no address available, was shot in the leg by another man after the two fought inside the club. Mazie was treated and released from River Region, Williams said. No arrests were made in either case.

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LSU, Oregon State studying storm surge BATON ROUGE (AP) — Researchers from LSU and Oregon State are compiling data from a study aimed at improving predictions of potential wave surge from hurricanes. Over the summer, scientists gathered data on how waves interact with vegetation through the use of a large wave-generating machine housed at the Corvallis, Ore., campus. Heather Smith, assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at LSU, said the work at Oregon State was a chance to get data from waves that were more likely to be seen along coastlines, where wave-generated erosion is one of the many problems contributing to coastal land loss. Smith said data was gathered on how plants trap sedi-

Heather Smith said researchers expect to delve soon into analyzing what they found, but it will take some time. So much data was collected that there will be a number of scientific papers to come out of the work, she said. The first paper likely will be presented at a conference in May. ment and how plants interact with waves that come ashore in Louisiana’s coastal marshes. Once they activated the wave machine, researchers measured wave height and velocity of the water as it moved through plants, and they looked for suspended sediment in the water. Smith said researchers expect to delve soon into analyzing what they found, but it will take some time. So much data was collected that there will be a number of scien-

Ridgeland seeking tax hike RIDGELAND (AP) — The city of Ridgeland will seek legislative — and ultimately voter — approval for a 1 percent increase in the local sales tax to redevelop a southeastern area and reduce the number of apartment complexes. The tax would be very similar to the tourism tax currently levied on Ridgeland hotels,

motels and restaurants,. The redevelopment tax would be levied on all sales, except from restaurants and hotels. Mayor Gary McGee said the tax could bring $6 million to $8 million a year. A concern has been several apartment complexes that city leaders have criticized due to poor conditions.

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Invasive fish found near Gulf oil rigs BATON ROUGE (AP) — Red lionfish — a popular saltwater aquarium fish native to the Indian and western Pacific oceans — have been seen near oil rigs off Louisiana. LSU AgCenter associate professor Julie Anderson said they were spotted in September and October. They were also seen this fall off the Mississippi and Alabama coasts, she said.

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JACK VIX SAYS: Time to exchange and eat leftovers.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 J.W. Arnold deeds a house and lot on Clay Street to Frank J. Fisher in appreciation of 16 years’ faithful service. • A fire destroys the shoe store of John Walsh, the confectionery of Alex Bloomensteil, the dry goods store of Adolph Levy and saloon of Tom Joyce.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The remains of Mrs. Fannie B. Willis reach the city. • T.M. Caugh, alderman, is seriously ill.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Vicksburg mourns the death of J.M. Phillips, prominent banker and well-known citizen.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Charles Paxton Oates is here from Memphis. • Mr. and Mrs. Max Isaacs are in Memphis. • At a special election, E.S. Martin is named supervisor from the fifth district without opposition.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The St. Aloysius College Band plays the old year out and the New Year in at the courthouse. • The local Masonic lodges hold joint installation services and J.F. Patterson presides.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 A daughter is born to Dr. and Mrs. Benson Martin Jr.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Charles Franck in his Post sports column reports: “It is reliably reported that a most unusual sight may be witnessed on the Morrisey Plantation at Eagle Lake. A concentration of ducks, estimated at 200,000, can be seen feeding in a cornfield there. When in flight, they actually black out a section and create a display worth watching.” • Mayor Pat Kelly says that City Hall will be closed all day New Year’s Day.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Jack Lemmon stars in “The Wackiest Ship in the Army” at the Strand Theatre. • James L. Farrish dies. • Services are held for Will Jackson.

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Be a hero with an ax Mr. President, our country’s credit rating lies in jeopardy. That’s because the debt is beyond out-of-control and the economy can’t afford more taxes. Borrowing and fiat currency inflation, thankfully, are becoming less an option for us by the day. You understood that a tax increase — on the rich, poor or middle class — would have stalled an already fragile recovery. Continuing the tax cuts, though, will add to the debt even as it stimulates economic growth. That prospect is causing fits at Moody’s, which determines our credit rating. It’s damned if we do, damned if we don’t, and you’re the man in charge after decades of irresponsible governance have led us here. There is an out, and it involves delivering on a promise you made Nov. 25, 2008. You said: “In these challenging times, when we are facing both rising deficits and a sinking economy, budget reform is not an option. It is an imperative. We cannot sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars on programs that have outlived their usefulness, or exist solely because of

the power of politicians, lobbyists, or interest groups. We simply cannot afford it. “This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government that focuses on what works. That is why I will ask my new team to think anew and act anew to meet our new challenges ... We will go through our federal budget — page by page, line by line — eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible, cost-effective way.” Do that, no matter how much it hurts. Forget about wants. We’re in trouble and should pay only for needs. Yes, cutting spending is tough work in politics. But you have promised to do the hard work — even if it comes at the expense of a second term. Want history to view your presidency among the best — as the presidency that saved us from collapse? If so, then prepare to slash as promised, and even more. A guideline of ideas for carrying out your 2008 promise was published in a full-page Washington Post ad sponsored in Sep-

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Walters announce the birth of a son, Reagan, on Dec. 22. • John P. Moore, Bolton resident, dies. • Services are held for Cornelius Thomas.

tember by the CATO Institute, a nonpartisan public policy organization in Washington. CATO doesn’t care if you are liberal, conservative, Republican or Democrat. The organization’s economists love their country, as you do, and want less spending and less government in order to salvage its future. They recommend slashing costs from the following wants: education subsidies; farm subsidies; interventionist wars; transportation; housing subsidies; federal worker pay; energy subsidies; government health care; the drug war; and Social Security benefits. Obviously, you cannot and should not accept all of CATO’s recommendations, or all the recommendations of any limitedgovernment advocate. But our country’s redistribution-funded wants of the past 60 years are less feasible than ever. Our country is fighting for economic survival. Drastic cuts must be made if continuation of tax cuts, and the reduction in Social Security withholding, has any chance of helping our economy grow out of this mess.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 While the owner is away for several days, an intruder enters the home of William Pinner on Drummond Street, ransacks the house, takes $30 cash and an old coin, and eats and sleeps in his bed before leaving. • Glen Buckalew, Warren Central Junior High School band director, is awarded the first MAE Award for Outstanding Young Band Director.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Retired Judge James E. Nichols is called upon to take the Chancery Court bench in place of Chancellor Nat Bullard, who died Dec. 14. • Warren County is declared a federal disaster area by President George Bush as the result of storms that passed through the area just before Christmas.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Gary Black of Brookhaven is serving as postmaster after Herman Mannery retires from the post office’s top spot. • Kwanzaa is observed at The Heritage Center. • Alyson Ambrosek is one of 30 Mississippi College students chosen to study in London for the spring semester.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Mississippi Senate money chief faces on-the-job training The new chief money-minder in the Mississippi Senate is no stranger to on-the-job training. That part of his background should well serve Senate Appropriations Chairman Doug Davis, R-Hernando, as he helps lead spending negotiations in one of the state’s toughest budget years in recent history. At first glance, Davis might not seem an obvious choice for the coveted appropriations position. He’s 33 and is about to begin his seventh year at the Legislature. He’s an unassuming lawmaker devoid of swagger. Most around the Capitol would characterize him as a softspoken, nice guy. His counterpart is House Appropriations Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, a veteran lawmaker who seems well aware of the power he wields in deciding how much money state agencies receive to operate. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant promoted Davis after former Chairman Alan Nunnelee, a Republican

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Everything from teaching jobs to mental health facilities could be on the chopping block, depending on how the state’s money is divvied for the year that begins July 1.

from Tupelo, was elected to the U.S. House in November. Davis brings some background in finance to the table. Though he has a degree in history from Mississippi College, he was hired at Batesvillebased First Security Bank in 2001. There, Davis said he was taught about lending and other banking practices. Davis said his employer told him: “’We just want somebody the people up here know.”’ After Bryant was elected lieutenant governor in 2007, he tapped Davis to lead the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee. That’s

when Davis got a real brush with political controversy. Last session, he found himself in the middle of heated debate over Republican Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge the state’s seven universities into four. Barbour had proposed combining the three historically black universities into one and merging Mississippi University for Women with Mississippi State University. Davis filed the bills for the proposals, drawing the ire of HBU supporters, as well as MUW alumni, many of whom marched on the Capitol.

That’s likely nothing compared to the noise that will be made as lawmakers write the fiscal year 2012 spending plan in the spring. Everything from teaching jobs to mental health facilities could be on the chopping block, depending on how the state’s money is divvied for the year that begins July 1. Revenue collections haven’t kept pace with estimates for the past few years, and lawmakers have responded by eliminating some agency positions and cutting back funding from numerous programs. Agencies already operating on bare-bones budgets in the current year have been told not to expect much relief in 2012. Davis’ demeanor will determine how he’s compared to his predecessors. Nunnelee was a delegator, relying on work of his subcommittees to formulate spending plans and whose fiscal philosophy most mirrored that of Barbour. Former chairman Jack Gordon, a Democrat from Okolona, was considered a “numbers man,” able to pull budget

figures out of thin air, and who took it upon himself to handle every spending bill before the Senate. Davis, who has sat alongside Nunnelee during budget discussions in the past, is under no illusions about his expertise in such fiscally perilous times. “I really appreciated the way Congressman-elect Alan Nunnelee allowed the subcommittee chairs to work. I intend to continue that system. You have a lot of senior members in those areas,” Davis said. “I’m going to need a lot of help and input in getting appropriations passed.” Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, a key House budget negotiator, said he’s looking forward to working with Davis in his new role. Brown also said from what he’s seen, Davis is ready for the job. “I think he’s going to be able to step right in and take over without so much as a hiccup,” Brown said.

• Shelia Byrd is based in Jackson and covers state stories for The Associated Press


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Continued from Page A1. Today, if Carson can successfully turn the building into a museum, “he should,” Smith said. During the past 20 years, the building has fallen into disrepair, with broken windows and pieces falling from the roof. It got so bad that in 2007 the city tore down the part of the building that had housed the dance hall. Despite the severe deterioration, Carson has been able to salvage some of the original parts of the building. “We have replaced all the windows, and we were able to keep some of the wood beams,” he said. While working on the building, Carson is looking for help from the community. “I am really looking for some input,” Carson said. “I need someone who can tell me what is the best thing to do, the best place to get this or that and go from there.” Anyone who would like to contribute ideas to Carson may contact him at 601-3010841.

Congress Continued from Page A1. enough to identify people who are in the country illegally and attempts to reduce the numbers of legal immigrants. Democrats ended the year failing for a second time to win passage of the Dream Act, which would have given hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a chance at legal status. House Republicans will try

Edith Ramke Blush Edith Ramke Blush was born 2/14/1916 (Valentine’s Day) in Vermilion Parish, La., near Abbeville and died 12/25/10 (Christmas Day) at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah following an extended illness. Edith spent her teen and early adult years in New Orleans and moved to Edwards in 1947 and lived there 56 years before moving to Vicksburg in October 2003. She was preceded in death by Richard Kohnke Blush Sr., her husband of almost 65 years; a son, Ernest Edwin Blush; her parents, Edwin Derick Ramke and Lydia Marie Lee Ramke; a brother, Otis Vincent Ramke (a casualty of World War II); and one sister, Zoie R. Kennard Cabrai. She is survived by three sisters, Iris R. Coumes of Slidell, La., Lina R. Parisi of Covington, La., and Grace Ramke of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by three children and their spouses, Florence Edith Blush Frederick (L. Wayne Frederick) of Guntown, Miss., Richard K. Blush Jr. (Fay Conway Blush) of Vicksburg and Herbert Allen Blush (Gloria Hughes Blush) of Yazoo City; 10 grandchildren, Edith F. Wilhite, Amy F. Griffin, Iris F. Horne, Jeanne F. Hardy, Eddie Blush, Andy Blush, Eric Blush, Marian B. Hughlett, Lauren Blush and Derrick Blush; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1978. She was an active member of the Edwards Baptist Church from 1947-2003, and of the Calvary Baptist Church in Vicksburg since 2003. She enjoyed gardening, being a good neighbor, ministry through her Bible class and church mission groups. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home. Funeral ser-

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LOCAL FORECAST tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of showers on Wednesday, lows in the 20s, highs in the 50s

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Malcolm Carson stands in front of a mural inside 913 Washington St. to fill the immigration reform vacuum left by Democrats with legislation designed to send illegal immigrants packing and deter others from trying to come to the U.S. Democrats, who will still control the Senate, will be playing defense against harsh immigration enforcement measures, mindful of their need to keep on good footing with Hispanic voters. But a slimmer majority and an eye on 2012 might prevent Senate Democrats from bringing to

the floor any sweeping immigration bill, or even a limited one that hints at providing legal status to people in the country illegally. President Barack Obama could be a wild card. He’ll have at his disposal his veto power, should a bill denying citizenship to children of illegal immigrants make it to his desk. But Obama also has made cracking down on employers a key part of his administration’s immigration enforcement

tactics. Hispanic voters and their allies will look for Obama to broker a deal on immigration as he did on tax cuts and health care. The president has taken heavy hits in Spanish-language and ethnic media for failing to keep his promise to address immigration promptly and taking it off the agenda last summer. His administration’s continued deportations of immigrants — a record 393,000 in the 2010

fiscal year — have also made tenuous his relationship with Hispanic voters. John Morton, who oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a recent conference call that there are no plans to change the agency’s enforcement tactics, which are focused on immigrants who commit crimes but also have led to detaining and deporting many immigrants who have not committed crimes.

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vices will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Edwards Cemetery in Edwards at 11:30 with graveside service, weather permitting. Speakers for her funeral will be the Rev. Wayne Frederick and Dr. John McCall. Pallbearers will be William White, Clifton Reed, Billy Smith, Dave Montgomery, Lee Miller, Michael Sullivan, Joe Crist and Riley Nelson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, Vicksburg, MS 39180; Edwards Baptist Church, Edwards; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Tyna Louise Holland Jones MADISON — Tyna Louise Holland Jones passed away on Thursday Dec. 23, 2010, in Madison, Miss. She was 93. Mrs. Jones had been a resident of the Nichols Center in Madison. She was born and raised in Yalobusha County, Miss., and attended school in Oakland, Miss. She married Raymond L. Jones, also of Yalobusha County, in April 1938. She and Raymond settled in Port Gibson, where they farmed and raised their family. For over 20 years they managed the Jones 5 and 10 Cent Store. They were members of First Methodist Church of Port Gibson. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1995, and by a granddaughter, Tina, in 1989. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Hawks of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Jerry L. Jones (Lisa) of Brookhaven, Miss., Bill R. Jones (Jan) of Magnolia Springs, Ala., and Richard L. Jones (Joan) of Gainesville, Fla.; a daughter, Linda J. Marsalis of Madison, Miss.; grandchildren, Ashley Jones of Brookhaven, Miss., Mark Marsalis (Karen) of Clovis, N.M., Cindy Ingle (Kyle) of Perrysburg, Ohio, David Jones of Denver, Colo., Amy Jones of Bon Secour, Ala., Angie Kennedy (Mark) of Wilmington, N.C., Katie

Khera (Wilbert van de Pieterman) of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Meg Pokorny (Tom) of Port Orange, Fla.; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at noon today at the Glenwood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Benden Ginn officiating. Internment followed at the Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson. Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. today until the hour of the service. Pallbearers were David Jones, Mark Marsalis, Kyle Ingle, Tom Pokorny, Wilbert van de Pieterman and Ken Jones. Glenwood Funeral Home of Port Gibson has charge of the arrangements.

Larry Bevan Moulder PULASKI, Miss. — Larry Bevan Moulder, age 62, a resident of Pulaski, Miss., passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. Interment was held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2010, at the Lorena Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Doyle Boyles officiating. Mr. Moulder was born in Scott County to Dale Moulder and Delsie Gate-

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 38º Low/past 24 hours............... 18º Average temperature......... 28º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............16º in 1892 Record high............78º in 1889 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.06 inch This month..............0.43 inches Total/year.............. 44.58 inches Normal/month......5.19 inches Normal/year........ 51.61 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active..........................11:06 A.M. Most active................. 4:53 P.M. Active...........................11:31 P.M. Most active.................. 5:18 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:05 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.2 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 9.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 7.8 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 7.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: NA | Change: NA Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.9 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.8 River....................................60.1

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East Coast storm strands travelers, vexes drivers NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful East Coast blizzard menaced would-be travelers by air, rail and highway today, leaving thousands without a way to get home after the holidays and shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day. Officials urged anyone who did not have to drive to stay off roads in the region, where high winds pushed snow into deep drifts across streets, railroads and runways. Nearly a foot and a half of snow was expected to fall by the time the storm wore out later in the day. In Monmouth County, N.J., state troopers carried water and food to diabetics marooned on two passenger buses carrying about 50 people on the Garden State Parkway, where stranded cars cluttering ramps stymied snow plows and ambulances, state police spokesman Steve Jones told NBC’s “Today” show. One bus was freed by 7 a.m. and the other was expected to be out soon, he said. Passengers reported no major medical problems. In New York City, hundreds of travelers dozed today in Long Island Rail Road train cars frozen at the platform. Others lay like refugees at the entrance to the train link to Kennedy Airport and stood helpless at the ticket office, waiting in vain for good news to flash on the

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Our forecast Today’s temperature was expected to reach 47, and dip tonight to 26. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies Tuesday, high of 55.

On B1 Weather postpones EaglesVikings game screens. Hours went by without a single train leaving. Buses were knocked out as well, cabs were little more than a myth and those who tried walking out of the sta-

tion were assailed with a hard, frigid wind that made snowflakes sting like needles. “They tried, but they can’t do much with this snow. It’s just not stopping,” said Sharray Jones, 20, headed home to Long Island after visiting friends. In Philadelphia, cab driver Farid Senoussaoui, 33, described navigating the slippery conditions as “like a video game.” Senoussaoui had worked overnight during the storm and said passengers were universally grateful when he would stop to pick them up. “The first word you hear is, ‘Thank you very much,” Senoussaoui said.

In New England, many commuters appeared to be heeding the call to stay off the roads. In greater Boston, highways into the city were nearly abandoned early today as many workers were given the day off and others were on vacation for the holiday week. The blizzard-like conditions wreaked havoc on travelers from the Carolinas to Maine. Airlines scrambled to rebook passengers on thousands of canceled flights — more than 1,400 out of the New York City area’s three major airports alone — but said they didn’t expect normal service to resume until Tuesday.

Package bomb found at Greek embassy in Italy ROME (AP) — A package bomb was found at the Greek Embassy in Rome today, four days after similar mail bombs exploded at two other embassies injuring two people. The device was defused and no one was injured. Carabinieri Col. Maurizio

Mezzavilla said the bomb was similar to those that exploded Thursday at the Chilean and Swiss embassies. An anarchist group with reported ties to Greek anarchists claimed responsibility for those blasts. “Having been done in the same way, we can just hypothe-

size that there is the same hand behind it,” Greek Ambassador Michalis Kambanis said. Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman Gregoris Delavekouras said from Athens that no one was harmed in the latest incident, in part because heightened security measures

had already been put in place. Police, carabinieri and firefighters massed around the building today while the Greek Embassy staff lingered outside. The street, in the residential Parioli neighborhood, remained open to traffic.

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Analysts: North Korean provocations to increase SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea could fire missiles at South Korea next year, analysts predicted today, as the isolated North’s hostility toward the outside world deepens while it undergoes a hereditary transfer of power. Tensions are high on the Korean peninsula following a series of provocations from the North this year. More recently, however, as South Korea responded angrily with threats of its own, Pyongyang has shown some restraint. Expect the pendulum to swing back in the other direction in 2011, the Institute for National Security Strategy warned in a report published last week and posted to its website today. The country could conduct a third nuclear bomb test and wage more attacks on frontline islands — like Yeonpyeong,

which was bombarded in shelling that killed four South Koreans last month — the report said. North Korea might even fire missiles and more artillery at those islands, chief researcher Lee In-ho said. The Yeonpyeong attack came eight months after the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on Pyongyang in which 46 sailors were killed. North Korea accuses the South of triggering the assault on Yeonpyeong by carrying out military drills from the island, and denies involvement in the sinking of the Cheonan. However, such hostility is often used to drum up solidarity at times of transition, and this year North Korea made the clearest sign yet that leader Kim Jong Il is grooming his third and youngest son — Kim Jong Un — as his successor.

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DETROIT (AP) — Jack Griffin’s 34-yard field goal on the game’s final play gave Florida International a stunning 34-32 win over Toledo in Sunday’s Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Golden Panthers, playing in their first bowl, faced fourth-and-17 on their final drive before picking up the first down on a hook-and-lateral to T.Y. Hilton. Replays showed he might have stepped out of bounds short of the first down, but the play stood after a review and put the ball at the Toledo 42-yard line. Moments later, Wes Carroll found Greg Ellingson across the middle to the Toledo 22, helping set up the final kick for the Golden Panthers (7-6). Toledo (8-5) had taken the lead with 1:14 left, but that was only part of a wild finish. FIU trailed 24-7 in the third quarter before scoring 24 straight points, taking a 28-24 lead on Hilton’s 10-yard TD catch and a field goal with 3:18 to play.

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ATLANTA — The defending Super Bowl champs have been looking up at the Atlanta Falcons for more than two months. About time for the New Orleans Saints to send a message. “We’ve got an opportunity late in the year to maybe re-establish the balance of power,” Saints fullback Heath Evans said. “They came to our house and beat us the first time, and now we’ve got the test to try to do that to them. It won’t be an easy one, for sure.” New Orleans (10-4) lost to the Falcons at home in the opening month of the season and has trailed them in the NFC South ever since an upset loss to Cleveland on Oct. 24. While the Saints have won six out of seven since then, Atlanta (12-2) hasn’t stumbled at all. An eight-game winning streak has the Falcons on the verge of wrapping up their first division title since 2004 and homefield advantage in the NFC playoffs. They can accomplish both with a victory tonight over their biggest rival. “That’s a lot of good things,” Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan said. “When you put yourself in good See Saints, Page B3.

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PHILADELPHIA — On a bizarre day when the Philadelphia Eagles were snowed out, they celebrated an NFC East championship. The NFL moved the Vikings at Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of a blizzard that dumped about a foot of snow on Philadelphia. The game — the first on a Tuesday since 1946 — will be played at 7 p.m., and televised nationally by NBC. Sidelined by the storm, the Eagles went home and watched the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 45-17. That gave Philadelphia its first division title since 2006 and sixth in 12 seasons under coach Andy Reid. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency as of 2 p.m. EST Sunday. The decision to postpone the game came shortly after noon — before there was any snow accumulation in Philadelphia. In announcing the postponement, NFL spokesman

The Mendenhall Holiday Tournament that begins Tuesday will provide a key Tournament opportunity schedule for both Warren Central and Vicksburg’s boys basketball teams. For Warren Central (6-6), the three-day tournament is a chance to stop a threegame losing streak. For Vicksburg (9-3), it’s a chance to build depth. WC coach Jesse Johnson was glum after his team committed 18 second-half turnovers to lose to Murrah 74-64 at last week’s Ridgeland Holiday Classic. “We just had a big letdown,” Johnson said. “We had turnover after turnover. What we need is some senior leadership.” WC would like to find some at Mendenhall. The Vikings open with Florence, a team they beat last year, in Tuesday night at 7:45. On Wednesday afternoon, they get the host Mendenhall Tigers, then finish up with another matinee against Lawrence County on Thursday. “We need to get our groove back,” WC point guard Cory Davis said. “We haven’t played that well for a while. We’ve just had poor execution.” For Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson, the tournament is a chance to address the team’s main weakness — depth. Although the Gators have played well, they’ve largely stuck with the same seven-man rotation for most of the season. The lack of depth has cost the Gators in all three of their losses. In a 61-53 loss to top-ranked Meridian on Dec. 20 in Ridgeland, the Gators were within four with two minutes to play but three straight turnovers ended their upset bid. Earlier this season against Provine, foul trouble limited their options and ultimately contributed to a one-point defeat. Vicksburg will get a stern test in its tournament opener Tuesday against Port Gibson (11-1), and will also face Lawrence County and Mendenhall. “We want to use this tournament to work on our depth,” Robinson said. “If you look at the three games we lost, a lack of depth was a big factor. We’ve been playing just seven guys and when we get in these big games, they wear down at the end.”

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is brought down by New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (69) in a September game in the Superdome. The Saints and Falcons play again tonight in Atlanta, with the Falcons seeking the NFC South title and the Saints trying to clinch a playoff berth.

Eagles celebrate title as game is postponed By The Associated Press

VHS, WC have goals at tourney

Greg Aiello said: “Due to public safety concerns in light of today’s snow emergency in Philadelphia, tonight’s VikingsEagles game has been postponed. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of tonight’s storm and its aftermath, the game will be played on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. This will allow sufficient time to ensure that roads, parking lots and the stadium are fully cleared.” Minnesota (5-9) is out of playoff contention, but the Eagles (10-4) have plenty at stake. They need to win their last two games and hope Chicago loses at the Packers next week to secure a first-round bye. “We have every reason, because of the season, to say, ‘This is the last straw and I’m checking out,”’ Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said. “But this is the NFL and you can’t do that. You have to show up ready to play Tuesday night and that’s what we’re trying to get the young guys and everybody to understand.”

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A worker moves a barrier as snow falls on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday. Nearly a foot of snow fell on the city, forcing the NFL to postpone the scheduled game between the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings until Tuesday night.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Independence Bowl, Air Force vs. Georgia Tech NFL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - New Orleans at Atlanta COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Connecticut at Pittsburgh NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Minnesota at Columbus SOCCER 1:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Arsenal vs. Chelsea

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College football No trips to Mexico for Irish, Hurricanes EL PASO, Texas — Players from Notre Dame and Miami will not be allowed to cross the border into one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities during their free time before the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly took his team’s passports before the Fighting Irish flew to El Paso as a precaution. The Hurricanes didn’t bring passports, either, and met with both local law enforcement and the FBI on Sunday shortly after arriving in Texas to further underscore the potential dangers of crossing the border. Fans from both schools have also been urged to be cautious. El Paso borders the Mexican city of Cuidad Juarez, which is wrapped in a drug war. Officials say more than 3,000 people have been killed there this year alone, and the vast majority of crimes in the city are never investigated. The Sun Bowl is Friday.

Three Georgia players to miss Liberty Bowl ATHENS, Ga. — Running back Caleb King and two other Georgia players will not play in Friday’s Liberty Bowl because of academic issues. King violated school policy by missing his fifth academic-related meeting. He is the Bulldogs’ secondleading rusher with 430 yards on 80 carries, but has had trouble staying on the field. He already missed two games with a high ankle sprain and two others for failing to appear in court to deal with a speeding ticket. Georgia also will be without backup cornerback Derek Owens and reserve offensive tackle A.J. Harmon, who are ineligible to participate under NCAA rules.

College basketball Seton Hall player wounded in robbery NEW YORK — Seton Hall senior guard Jeremy Hazell was shot and wounded Christmas night by someone who tried to rob him, a school spokesman confirmed on Sunday. Hazell was kept overnight at a Manhattan hospital and was resting at home in Harlem late Sunday, school spokesman Matt Sweeney said. Hazell was shot under his right arm, but his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, Sweeney said.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 27 1953 — The Detroit Lions edge the Cleveland Browns 17-16 for the NFL championship. Doak Walker’s extra point, following a 33-yard scoring pass, is the difference. 1964 — The Cleveland Browns break out after a scoreless first half with 17 points in the third quarter and go on to beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for the NFL title. 1987 — Steve Largent of the Seattle Seahawks becomes the NFL’s all-time receptions leader in the Seahawks’ 41-20 loss to Kansas City. Largent’s six catches give him 752, surpassing the 750 by San Diego’s Charlie Joiner. Gayle Sierens broadcasting the game for NBC becomes the first female play-by-play announcer in NFL history. 2009 — Brad Smith returns the second-half kickoff 106 yards in the New York Jets’ 29-15 win over Indianapolis. The Jets end the Colts’ pursuit of perfection and their NFLrecord 23-game winning streak. Peyton Manning was 14 of 21 for 192 yards for the Colts, playing long enough to join Brett Favre, Dan Marino and John Elway as the only members of the 50,000-yard club.

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scoreboard Nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

W y-New England... 13 x-N.Y. Jets.......... 10 Miami.................. 7 Buffalo................ 4 W Indianapolis........ 9 Jacksonville........ 8 Tennessee.......... 6 Houston.............. 5 W x-Pittsburgh........ 11 x-Baltimore......... 11 Cleveland............ 5 Cincinnati............ 4 W y-Kansas City..... 10 San Diego.......... 8 Oakland.............. 7 Denver................ 4

L 2 5 8 11

T 0 0 0 0

South L 6 7 9 10

T 0 0 0 0

North L 4 4 10 11

T 0 0 0 0

West L 5 7 8 11

T 0 0 0 0

W y-Philadelphia..... 10 N.Y. Giants......... 9 Washington......... 6 Dallas.................. 5 W x-Atlanta............. 12 New Orleans...... 10 Tampa Bay......... 9 Carolina.............. 2

L 4 6 9 10

T 0 0 0 0

PF 480 329 266 276

PA 306 297 295 387

Pct .600 .533 .400 .333

PF 412 336 336 356

PA 368 385 316 410

South

T 0 0 0 0

Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.......................................................Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6)

PA 339 333 360 423

W L T Pct St. Louis............. 7 8 0 .467 Seattle................ 6 9 0 .400 San Francisco.... 5 10 0 .333 Arizona............... 5 10 0 .333 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Dec. 23 Pittsburgh 27, Carolina 3 Dec. 25 Arizona 27, Dallas 26 Sunday’s Games Kansas City 34, Tennessee 14 St. Louis 25, San Francisco 17 Chicago 38, N.Y. Jets 34 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 10 New England 34, Buffalo 3 Detroit 34, Miami 27 Washington 20, Jacksonville 17, OT Indianapolis 31, Oakland 26 Denver 24, Houston 23 Cincinnati 34, San Diego 20 Green Bay 45, N.Y. Giants 17 Tampa Bay 38, Seattle 15 Minnesota at Philadelphia, ppd., snow Today’s Game New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ——— Week 17 Schedule Jan. 2 Oakland at Kansas City, Noon Tampa Bay at New Orleans, Noon Miami at New England, Noon Minnesota at Detroit, Noon Carolina at Atlanta, Noon Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Noon Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, Noon Cincinnati at Baltimore, Noon Arizona at San Francisco, 3:15 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 3:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 3:15 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 3:15 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 7:20 p.m.

PF 283 294 267 282

PA 312 401 339 396

9 p.m. ESPN

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

Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl...............................................SMU 7-6 vs. Army (6-5)

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

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

L 9 12 13 19 21

Central Division L 10 15 16 20 22

Pct .719 .600 .594 .321 .250

NBA LEADERS Scoring

G Durant, OKC.................... 27 Stoudemire, NYK............ 30 Ellis, GOL........................ 29 Bryant, LAL..................... 30 James, MIA..................... 32 Nowitzki, DAL.................. 28 Rose, CHI........................ 28 Anthony, DEN................. 24 Gordon, LAC................... 29 Martin, HOU.................... 29

FG 244 298 285 261 265 256 261 200 227 193

FT 229 183 139 198 217 149 112 161 188 229

GB — 4 4 12 14

Pct GB .655 — .464 5 1/2 .429 6 1/2 .333 9 1/2 .267 11 1/2

Pct GB .867 — .821 2 .600 8 .483 11 1/2 .433 13

Northwest Division L 9 10 13 15 24

Pacific Division

PTS AVG 760 28.1 785 26.2 755 26.0 762 25.4 792 24.8 687 24.5 679 24.3 576 24.0 687 23.7 683 23.6

Rebounds

G Love, MIN........................ 31 Howard, ORL.................. 28 Randolph, MEM.............. 26 Griffin, LAC...................... 31 Gasol, LAL...................... 30 Camby, POR................... 28 Odom, LAL...................... 30 Biedrins, GOL.................. 25

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L 4 5 12 15 17

West

Through Dec. 26

Pct GB .821 — .600 6 .400 12 .345 13 1/2 .300 15

Southeast Division

7 p.m. ESPN

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

OFF DEF TOT AVG 154 332 486 15.7 94 273 367 13.1 112 215 327 12.6 118 266 384 12.4 109 222 331 11.0 93 212 305 10.9 65 230 295 9.8 82 163 245 9.8

Assists

L 5 12 18 19 21

Pct GB .700 — .677 1/2 .552 4 1/2 .500 6 .226 14 1/2

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................21 9 .700 — Phoenix..........................13 16 .448 7 1/2 Golden State.................11 18 .379 9 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................9 22 .290 12 1/2 Sacramento...................5 22 .185 14 1/2 ——— Saturday’s Games New York 103, Chicago 95 Orlando 86, Boston 78 Miami 96, L.A. Lakers 80 Oklahoma City 114, Denver 106 Golden State 109, Portland 102 Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers 108, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 98, Cleveland 97 Chicago 95, Detroit 92, OT New Orleans 93, Atlanta 86 San Antonio 94, Washington 80 Memphis 104, Indiana 90 Philadelphia 95, Denver 89 Today’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Orlando at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Toronto at Memphis, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Washington at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday Vicksburg vs. Port Gibson, 12:15 p.m. Warren Central vs. Florence, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Vicksburg vs. Lawrence County, 1:30 p.m. Warren Central vs. Mendenhall, 4 p.m. Thursday Warren Central vs. Lawrence County, 1:30 p.m. Vicksburg vs. Mendenhall, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl..................................Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2) 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 8 p.m. ———

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Utah...............................21 Oklahoma City...............21 Denver...........................16 Portland.........................15 Minnesota......................7

Dec. 28 Insight Bowl..................................................Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5)

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

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W San Antonio...................26 Dallas.............................23 New Orleans.................18 Houston.........................14 Memphis........................13

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

Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl........................................Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

West

W Chicago.........................19 Indiana...........................13 Milwaukee......................12 Detroit............................10 Cleveland.......................8

4 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl................................. Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5) 2:30 p.m. ESPN

PA 276 237 314 356

W Miami.............................23 Orlando..........................18 Atlanta...........................19 Charlotte........................9 Washington....................7

Boys

Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl................ Florida International 34, Toledo 32

PA 295 294 361 438

PF 331 378 244 342

W Boston...........................23 New York.......................18 Philadelphia...................12 Toronto..........................10 New Jersey...................9

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl................................................................. Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35

PF 356 408 379 316

Pct .733 .600 .357 .333

T 0 0 0 0

Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl........................................... San Diego State 35, Navy 14

Pct .667 .533 .467 .267

PA 261 270 305 377

L 4 6 9 10

Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl.......................................................... Boise State 26, Utah 3

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

PF 369 354 318 186

North

Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl........................... Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28

PA 223 263 291 382

Pct .857 .714 .600 .133

W y-Chicago........... 11 Green Bay.......... 9 Minnesota........... 5 Detroit................. 5

L 2 4 6 13

Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl.......................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21

PF 334 344 262 315

PF 412 377 288 380

Tuesday Vicksburg vs. Port Gibson, 11 a.m. Warren Central vs. Florence, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Vicksburg vs. Lawrence County, 2:45 p.m. Warren Central vs. Mendenhall, 5:15 p.m. Thursday Warren Central vs. Lawrence County, 2:45 p.m. Vicksburg vs. Mendenhall, 5:15 p.m. ———

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl........................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17

Pct .733 .733 .333 .267

Pct .714 .600 .400 .333

Mendenhall Tournament Schedule Girls

Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl . ........................................................BYU 52, UTEP 24

Pct .867 .667 .467 .267

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

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2010 - 11 BOWL SCHEDULE

G Rondo, BOS................................ 20 Nash, PHX.................................. 27 Paul, NOR................................... 30 Williams, UTA.............................. 30 Felton, NYK................................. 30 Kidd, DAL.................................... 28 Wall, WAS................................... 16 Rose, CHI.................................... 28 Westbrook, OKC......................... 31

AST AVG 275 13.8 288 10.7 293 9.8 289 9.6 275 9.2 246 8.8 137 8.6 235 8.4 252 8.1

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Saturday’s Games Florida St. 68, No. 15 Baylor 61 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. vs. Tenn.-Martin, 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Connecticut at No. 6 Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. No. 9 Missouri vs. Northern Illinois, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 5 Syracuse vs. Providence, 8 p.m. No. 13 Kentucky vs. Coppin St., 6 p.m. No. 14 Purdue at Michigan, 1 p.m. No. 17 Minnesota at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. No. 20 Florida vs. Fairfield, 6 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Saturday’s Game Hawaii 68, Mississippi St. 57 Today’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Mississippi Valley St. at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Miss. St. vs. Saint Mary’s, 10 p.m., at Las Vegas ———

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

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

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All Games W L PCT 9 2 .818 9 2 .818 9 2 .818 9 3 .750 8 3 .727 7 3 .700

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 8 2 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 9 3 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 5 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 7 5 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 6 6 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 4 7 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Game Southern U. at LSU, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Coppin St. at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Charleston Southern at Georgia, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Florida, 6 p.m. Pepperdine at Alabama, 8 p.m.

PCT .800 .750 .615 .583 .500 .364

CONFERENCE USA

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 0 0 .000 11 0 1.000 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 9 2 .818 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 9 2 .818 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 9 2 .818 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 8 3 .727 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 8 3 .727 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 7 4 .636 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 7 5 .583 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 7 5 .583 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 6 6 .500 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 6 6 .500 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Game George Washington at UAB, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Binghamton at Marshall, 6 p.m. Western New Mexico at UTEP, 8 p.m.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 3 5 Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 4 8 Prairie View........ 0 0 .000 3 10 Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 2 8 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 2 9 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 2 10 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 1 10 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 1 10 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 0 9 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000 0 11 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Game Southern U. at LSU, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Alabama A&M at North Carolina St., 3 p.m.

PCT .375 .333 .231 .200 .182 .167 .091 .091 .000 .000

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No.1 Connecticut at Pacific, 9 p.m. No. 4 Xavier at No. 8 Stanford, 3 p.m. No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Drexel, 9 p.m. No. 9 UCLA vs. LSU, 9 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina vs. Charleston, 1 p.m. No. 13 Ohio St. vs. Duquesne, 6 p.m. No. 18 St. John’s vs. Liberty, 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Maryland vs. LaSalle, 11 a.m. No. 20 Georgetown at Houston, 7 p.m. No. 22 Florida St. vs. Florida, 6 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1 p.m. No. 25 Arkansas vs. Furman, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 11 Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee, 5 p.m. No. 15 Oklahoma vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. No. 16 DePaul vs. NJIT, 7 p.m. No. 21 Iowa St. vs. Florida A&M, 7:30 p.m.

NHl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Pittsburgh........37 Philadelphia.....35 N.Y. Rangers...36 N.Y. Islanders..33 New Jersey.....35

W 24 22 20 9 9

L 11 8 14 18 24

OT 2 5 2 6 2

Pts 50 49 42 24 20

Northeast Division

GP Montreal...........36 Boston.............33 Ottawa.............37 Buffalo.............35 Toronto............34

W 20 18 16 14 13

L 14 11 17 17 17

OT 2 4 4 4 4

Pts 42 40 36 32 30

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......36 Washington......38 Atlanta.............38 Carolina...........34 Florida..............33

W 21 21 19 15 16

L 10 12 13 15 17

OT 5 5 6 4 0

Pts 47 47 44 34 32

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP Detroit..............35 Chicago...........37 St. Louis..........35 Nashville..........35 Columbus........35

W 22 20 18 17 17

L 9 14 12 12 15

OT 4 3 5 6 3

Pts 48 43 41 40 37

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......34 Colorado..........35 Minnesota........34 Calgary............36 Edmonton........34

W 21 19 16 15 12

L 8 12 14 18 16

OT 5 4 4 3 6

Pts 47 42 36 33 30

Pacific Division

GF 119 117 108 76 61

GA 86 87 95 107 112

GF 93 93 86 92 79

GA 83 69 108 101 103

GF 112 114 120 94 91

GA 116 105 111 105 86

GF 117 119 92 85 89

GA 97 105 96 87 102

GF 115 122 83 95 89

GA 88 113 96 105 116

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............36 21 11 4 46 102 96 Los Angeles....34 21 12 1 43 102 78 San Jose.........35 19 11 5 43 106 96 Anaheim..........39 18 17 4 40 99 115 Phoenix............34 16 11 7 39 91 97 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Games Toronto 4, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Montreal 1 Washington 3, Carolina 2 Tampa Bay 3, Atlanta 2, OT Chicago 4, Columbus 1 St. Louis 2, Nashville 0 Detroit 4, Minnesota 1 Ottawa 3, Pittsburgh 1 Phoenix 1, Dallas 0 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Calgary, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Carolina at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-6 La. Pick 4: 7-2-8-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-3 La. Pick 4: 2-0-6-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-5 La. Pick 4: 9-3-5-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-1 La. Pick 4: 4-9-1-6 Easy 5: 1-10-14-27-36 La. Lotto: 12-14-17-26-34-40 Powerball: 11-33-44-46-47 Powerball: 12; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-7 La. Pick 4: 9-5-4-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-4-4 La. Pick 4: 7-0-6-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: No drawing La. Pick 4: No drawing Easy 5: No drawing La. Lotto: No drawing Powerball: 1-17-38-50-52 Powerball: 24; Power play: 2


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49ers fire Singletary after subpar stint

The associated press

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary looks on from the sideline Sunday in St. Louis. The 49ers lost to the Rams, 25-17, and Singletary was fired later Sunday night.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Singletary was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after two disappointing seasons, including a 5-10 showing this year for a franchise expected to win the NFC West. Th e t e a m m a d e t h e announcement late Sunday upon returning to the Bay Area, several hours after San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a 25-17 loss at St. Louis. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was promoted to interim coach and will run the team in next Sunday’s season finale at home against Arizona. He was to be formally introduced in a news conference today. Team president and CEO

Jed York addressed reporters in St. Louis after the Niners’ loss Sunday and was noncommittal about whether Singletary would coach the final game, saying he planned to think about it. Singletary was told of his dismissal back at the team’s Santa Clara complex after the trip home. “I want to thank Mike Singletary for the passion and effort that he brought to this organization,” York said in a statement. “He is a tremendous person for whom I will always have great respect.” San Francisco began the year with high hopes of winning the West and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2002. Singletary finished with an 18-22 record

Patriots lock up top seed in AFC By The Associated Press Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are staying home throughout the AFC playoffs. They secured the AFC’s top seed and home-field advantage through the first three rounds with a 34-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It’s the third time the Patriots (13-2) have finished first in the conference since 2003, and the eighth time in 10 years they’ve won the AFC East. “It never gets old,” said Brady, who threw three touchdown passes Sunday. “We never get tired of winning.” Brady hasn’t lost in Foxborough in the regular season since 2006, although the Patriots were routed at home by Baltimore in the playoffs last season. Still, it will be a tough task for any team to win at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots are unbeaten in 16 consecutive regular-season games since losing to Pittsburgh on Nov. 30, 2008, with Matt Cassel in for an injured Brady. “This football team is getting better,” nose tackle Vince Wilfork said. “We’re not where we want to be by any means, but we’re definitely moving forward.” So are the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, who also clinched spots in the postseason in opposite ways. The Ravens (11-4) won at Cleveland 20-10, while the Jets (10-5) lost 38-34 at Chicago but got in when Jacksonville lost to Washington 20-17 in overtime. Jacksonville’s loss also put Indianapolis (9-6) in the driver’s seat in the AFC South. The Colts, who beat Oakland 31-26 on Sunday, can clinch the division by winning at home against Tennessee next week or if Jacksonville (8-7) loses to Houston. Kansas City (10-5) earned its first AFC West championship since 2003 when it beat Tennessee 34-14 and San Diego lost 34-20 at Cincinnati. The Chargers, who were eliminated from playoff contention, had won the last four division crowns. The Chiefs improved from 4-12 last year to have the best turnaround in franchise history, with a home game against Oakland remaining. “It just means we were just that bad last year,” guard Brian Waters said. “Our goal

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New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42), a former Ole Miss star, breaks away from Buffalo Bills defender Donte Whitner in the first half of Sunday’s game. Green-Ellis rushed for 104 yards as the Patriots rolled to a 34-3 victory. is to get to the next part of the season.” Philadelphia (10-4) clinched the NFC East without even playing when the New York Giants lost 45-17 at Green Bay. The Eagles’ night game against Minnesota was moved to Tuesday night because of a blizzard in Philadelphia. The Giants’ loss continued a stunning late-season collapse. In control of the division race late last week against the Eagles, New York gave up 28 points in less than eight minutes and lost 38-31. On Sunday, the Giants surrendered more than 500 yards for the first time since 1980 and turned the ball over six times. They

also spent the night in Wisconsin because of the East Coast blizzard. Aaron Rodgers returned from a concussion to throw for 404 yards and four touchdowns for the Packers. “Depressing. It would’ve been a lot easier with a win. Nothing we can do about it though,” Giants tight end Kevin Boss said. A win over the Packers (9-6) would’ve clinched a playoff berth for New York (9-6). Instead, the Giants were left looking at a bunch of messy scenarios that will begin playing out when New Orleans faces Atlanta tonight. The Saints, Buccaneers,

Packers and Giants could all finish 10-6 with only two teams advancing. New Orleans and Green Bay control their postseason hopes — win and they’re in — while Tampa Bay can get in with a Saints loss to Atlanta tonight and a win over New Orleans next week. Tampa Bay remained in contention with a 38-15 rout of Seattle, for whom the game was meaningless. The Seahawks (6-9) host St. Louis (7-8) next Sunday night, with the winner clinching the NFC West title. In Sunday’s other games, Detroit beat Miami 34-27 and Denver topped Houston 24-23.

in two-plus seasons. “One of the greatest experiences of my life was having the opportunity to coach the San Francisco 49ers,” Singletary said in a release. “What made it so special were the players. They were some of the most outstanding men I have ever been around in my life. The coaches were truly professionals. I wish the 49ers nothing but the best. I am thankful to the York family for having given me the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL. I am indebted to them for that. I am also thankful for the Faithful fans, I am just sorry I couldn’t give them more.” The 49ers began 0-5 and will finish with a losing record for the seventh time in eight

Saints Continued from Page B1. position all year, you know games are going to mean something down the stretch. There’s certainly a lot at stake. ... We know that.” The Falcons have even given themselves some margin for error. They’ve already locked up a playoff spot. Even if they lose to the Saints, they will merely need to beat Carolina (2-13) at home in the regular-season finale to lock up everything that’s at stake in this one. But New Orleans isn’t the only team trying to send a message tonight. “You never want to leave any doubt,” said Roddy White, the Falcons star receiver and chief provocateur. “That’s the tone in our locker room. We want to beat these guys again, because we don’t want to leave any doubt. You never want to lose to a team, then have them come back and play you again.” Indeed, both teams realize there’s a very real possibility they’ll be facing each other again in a few weeks in the playoffs. “We definitely want to finish this season off strong,” New Orleans running back Reggie Bush said. “The playoffs are coming up and if we’re able to beat Atlanta and kind of leave something in the back of their minds for the potential rematch in the playoffs, then that’s what we want to do.” Atlanta comes in with an eight-game winning streak, its longest run since reaching the only Super Bowl in franchise history during the 1998 season. The Falcons clearly believe they can make it back again, and they’ve sure put themselves in the best possible position with just two games left before the playoffs. One more win ensures a first-round bye and means they wouldn’t have to play another game away from the Georgia Dome this season — unless they make it to Dallas for the Super Bowl. Not a bad place to be, either. At home, the Falcons are 6-0 this season, 19-3 in Mike Smith’s three years as coach and 19-1 with Ryan as the starting quarterback. “Obviously with the record we’ve been able to amass playing at home, it’s an

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a 19-1 record as a starter in the Georgia Dome since 2008. advantage for us,” tight end Tony Gonzalez said. “We need to go out there and exploit it.” The Saints had hoped to come into this game with a shot at tying for the division lead, but a loss at Baltimore last week left them two games behind the Falcons with two to play. New Orleans has yet to secure a playoff berth, either, and would prefer not to go into the season finale against Tampa Bay in a must-win situation. Either way, the Saints know they’ll likely face a much tougher road to the Super Bowl than they had a year ago. Road is the operative word here. Last season, New Orleans claimed its spot in the title game with a pair of playoff victories at the Superdome. This time, it’s likely to be three road games standing in the way of a return appearance, even if the Saints knock off the Falcons. Of course, winning in Atlanta would be good experience for the challenges New Orleans could face in the postseason. “We have to go on the road in a place they’ve played extremely well in. We have to find a way to win,” quarterback Drew Brees said. “Indeed, if that becomes our journey in the playoffs, say if we’re a five seed on the road, we have to be able to go into hostile environments and win games in playoff atmospheres. This will be one of those atmospheres.”

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Paul pushes Hornets past Atlanta NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Chris Paul had just four points as the New Orleans Hornets fell behind the Atlanta Hawks by nine at halftime. “I told him, ‘Hey, you have to be a scorer for us. Our offense is kind of stagnant there. You’ve got to be aggressive and be ready to score,”’ Hornets guard Jarrett Jack said. Paul proceeded to score 13 of his 22 points in the third quarter and New Orleans outscored Atlanta 28-16 on its way to a 93-86 victory Sunday night. Paul was 10-of-17 from the

years. They went 8-8 in Singletary’s first full season, then produced an unbeaten preseason this year only to drop their first five games. It was the franchise’s worst start since losing seven in a row to begin a 2-14 season in 1979 — in the late Hall of Famer Bill Walsh’s first year as coach. “You know what, I’ll put it this way: a personal failure. I’m the head coach of this team and obviously wanted us to do better, felt that we could do better,” Singletary said after Sunday’s loss. “There are some obvious questions that I hoped would be answered as the season went on, and obviously were not answered. When that happens, you end up out of the playoffs.”

field and also had eight assists. “That was just Chris Paul being Chris Paul,” Hornets coach Monty Chris Williams Paul said. Hornets forward David West scored 18 points and Emeka Okafor had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 23 points. Paul’s third-quarter scoring

helped give the Hornets a 74-71 lead entering the fourth quarter. They outscored the Hawks 47-31 in the second half. “Chris Paul started to take over, scoring and getting guys involved,” Atlanta’s Jamaal Crawford said, “and that’s where the game separated.” Mike Bibby’s 3-pointer gave the Hawks an 81-80 lead with 7 minutes remaining. The Hornets followed with a 10-0 run in which Paul scored a basket and fed West for one of his two baskets. Jack’s two free throws concluded the run and gave New Orleans a 90-81

lead with 3 minutes left. “We started the third quarter and we just didn’t have any energy,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said. “We came out very lethargic. We stopped running, we stopped pushing the basketball for easy transition points, and we started settling for jump shots.” In other NBA games Sunday, it was the Los Angeles Clippers 108, Phoenix 103; Minnesota 98, Cleveland 97; Chicago 95, Detroit 92 in overtime; San Antonio 94, Washington 80; Memphis 104, Indiana 90; and Philadelphia 95, Denver 89.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” — A poor boy, Freddie Highmore, and four spoiled children win a tour through the incredible factory of an odd confectioner, Johnny Depp./7 on ABC n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons renew their bitter rivalry, this time with the NFC South title on the line, when they meet up in the Johnny Depp Georgia Dome tonight./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “House” — A popular children’s author has a seizure moments before attempting suicide; House and Cuddy go on a date with Wilson and his girlfriend./7 on Fox

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Scotty Moore, rockabilly musician, 79; Cokie Roberts, ABC news correspondent, 67; Mick Jones, rock musician, 66; Tracy Nelson, singer, 66; Gerard Depardieu, actor, 62; David Knopfler, rock musician, 58; Arthur Kent, journalist-turned-politician, 57; Masi Oka, actor, 36; Hayley Williams, rock musician, 22. n DEATH Bud Greenspan — The filmmaker, whose riveting sports tales soared as triumphantly as the men and women he chronicled for more than six decades, died Saturday at his home in New York City of complications from Parkinson’s disease, companion Nancy Beffa said. He was 84. As a 21-yearold radio reporter, Greenspan filed his first Olympic story from a phone booth at Wembley stadium at the 1948 London Games. He cut a distinct figure at nearly every Summer and Bud Greenspan Winter Games afterward, his eyeglasses familiarly perched atop a bald dome, even in a swirling blizzard. His most recent work, about the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games — which Greenspan attended — will be ready for release in the coming weeks.

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Hefner engaged to Playmate — again Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner said he’s gotten engaged again. Hefner said in a Twitter message early Sunday that he’d given a ring to girlfriend and Playmate Crystal Harris, saying she burst into tears. “This is the happiest ChristHugh Hefner and Crystal mas weekend in memory,” he Harris wrote. To clear up confusion over whether the ring was simply a Christmas gift, Hefner later tweeted: “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.” This would be the third marriage for the 84-year-old star of E! reality series “The Girls Next Door,” which chronicles Hefner’s life at the Playboy Mansion. He divorced Playmate Kimberly Conrad last year. Harris is 23, according to her online biography by E!

‘Octomom’ faces eviction from home The man who sold his Southern California home to “Octomom” Nadya Suleman said Sunday that he’s going ahead with eviction proceedings because she hasn’t made a long overdue $450,000 payment. Amer Haddadin said he’ll evict Suleman if she and her lawyer Jeff Czech don’t pay the balance on the house by Friday. A balloon payment was due Oct. 9. “I think they have money, but they are hiding the money,” Haddadin said. Suleman and Czech were served notice on Dec. 2 by mail and by hand, Haddadin said. He Nadya expects the eviction to be speedy. Suleman Suleman and her 14 children have lived in the 4-bedroom house for nearly two years, ever since she brought her octuplets home to the quiet cul-de-sac in La Habra, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Her father purchased the home for $565,000, including a $130,000 down payment. Suleman’s father, Ed Doud, cut a deal with Haddadin for the house because a traditional bank loan wasn’t available to Suleman, who is unmarried and unemployed. She previously lived with her mother in a small Whittier home before that house was foreclosed on. In April, Haddadin granted a 6-month extension on the remaining balance, and said that as a Jordanian, he took pity on a fellow Arab in a tough spot, and pledged to help Doud, who is Palestinian.

Singer known as ‘Ivory Queen of Soul’ dies at 54 By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP music writer LOS ANGELES — Teena Marie’s last album, “Congo Square,” was titled after a historical meeting place for slaves in New Orleans, featured a tribute to Martin Luther King’s widow and also song “Black Cool,” written for President Barack Obama. No matter that Marie, 54, was white. The R&B legend revered and fully immersed herself in black culture — and in turn was respected and adored by black audiences, not only for her immense soulful talents, but for her inner soul as well. “Overall my race hasn’t been a problem. I’m a black artist with white skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what’s in your own soul,” she told Essence.com in an interview last year while promoting “Congo Square.” That album would turn out to be her last. The self-proclaimed “Ivory Queen of Soul,” whose many classic hits included “Lovergirl,” “Square Biz” and the scorching duet “Fire and Desire” with mentor Rick James, was found dead in her Pasadena home Sunday at the age of 54. Authorities said her death appeared to be of natural causes. In an interview with The Associated Press last year, Teena Marie said she had successfully battled an addiction to prescription drugs; she had been performing over the last year. “The enduring influence of Teena’s inspirational, trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant songwriting, showmanship and high energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul,” said Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey; Concord’s Stax Records released her last album. “We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music

Cheap concert seats due after cruel summer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Concertgoers sick of ballooning ticket prices should have some extra pocket change to rattle with their rock ’n’ roll in the new year. 2010 was tough for the concert business as high prices kept many fans at home. Promoters now say they plan to make shows more affordable in 2011. But they’ll also try to sell more T-shirts and other merchandise to make up for lost revenue. Heading into last summer, usually the busiest time of the year, prices were set too high despite the sluggish economy. Managers and promoters believed fans would keep paying for the one or two concerts they see on average each year. Instead, many stayed home and dozens of shows were canceled. Now, rather than charge lots early and offer discounts later, some promoters said they’ll offer cheaper tickets from the start, partly because they know fans will spend as much as usual on beer and tchotchkes when they arrive.

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Lost time: Capsule eludes town officials Officials in the Wisconsin village of Kimberly want to commemorate the community’s 100th anniversary by digging up a time capsule that was buried 25 years ago. There’s just one problem: No one knows where it is. The time capsule held coins, news clippings and a bottle of New Coke in a 2-foot-long piece of white PVC pipe. It was buried near the municipal building in 1985. However, the capsule had to be dug up in 1997 when the building complex was remodeled. Kimberly street commissioner Dave Vander Velden said it’s not clear where — or even if — it was reburied. Officials are using a metal-detection device to help them find the wayward time capsule.

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Singer and musician Teena Marie in indelible ways. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world.” Marie certainly wasn’t the first white act to sing soul music, but she was arguably among the most gifted and respected, and was thoroughly embraced by black audiences, and beyond. Even before she started her musical career, she had a strong bond with the black community, which she credited to her godmother. She gravitated to soul music and in her youth decided to make it her career. Marie made her debut on the legendary Motown label back in 1979, becoming one of the very few white acts to break the race barrier of the groundbreaking black-owned record label that had been a haven for black artists like Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. The cover of her debut album, “Wild and Peaceful,” did not feature her image, with Motown apparently fearing black audiences might not buy

it if they found out the songstress with the dynamic, gospel-inflected voice was white. “(Motown founder Berry) Gordy) said that is was so soulful that he wanted to give the music an opportunity to stand on its own merit. Instead of my face, they put a seascape, so by the time my second album came out people were like, Lady T is white?” she told Essence.com. Marie was the protege of the masterful funk wizard James, with whom she would have a long, turbulent but musically magical relationship. Marie notched her first hit, “I’m A Sucker for Your Love,” with the help of James on that

album. But by the time her second album was released, her face was known — and on the cover of the record. But there was not a backlash — she would only get more popular on her way to becoming one of R&B’s most revered queens. During her tenure with Motown, the singer-songwriter and musician produced passionate love songs and funk jam songs like “Need Your Lovin’,” “Behind the Groove.” Marie’s voice was the main draw of her music: Pitch-perfect, piercing in its clarity and wrought with emotion, whether it was drawing from the highs of romance or the mournful moments of a love lost. But her songs, most of which she had a hand in writing, were the other major component of her success. Tunes like “Cassanova Brown” “Portuguese Love” and “Deja Vu (I’ve Been Here Before)” featured more than typical platitudes on love and life, but complex thoughts with rich lyricism. “Deja vu” was a song about reincarnation. And “Fire and Desire,” a duet with James about a former couple musing about their past love, was considered a musical masterpiece and a staple of the romance block on radio stations across the country. Marie left Motown in 1982 and her split became historic: She sued the label and the legal battle led to a law preventing record labels from holding an artist without releasing any of his or her music.

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Outspoken brother’s remarks weigh heavily on his sisters Dear Abby: After having been out of the U.S. for many years, I noticed upon returning that people here seem to be much fatter. I went to a family gathering, and virtually every formerly slim member of my family had also gotten bigger. I quietly mentioned it to one of my sisters, and word got around that I had “no manners.” My other sister, “Niki,” who has a degree in psychology, told me in no uncertain terms that people never talk about such things with each other. I explained to her that mentioning it once, or discussing the ballooning of America, can be appropriate. I believe our country has fattened up because of a lazy attitude toward exercise and calories. Niki vehemently opposes my

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discussing it. I learned later that she neglected to invite me to her son’s wedding for fear I would say something about you-know-what to her inlaws. I admit, I don’t have a silver tongue — but I’m disappointed my favorite psychologist has blackballed me and cut off communication. It’s sad to lose a sister this way. Please advise, Abby. — Brother Black Sheep Dear Brother Black Sheep: Why do I think there’s more to this story than you have

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Some new friends who will turn out to be rather special might come into your life in the next year. They are likely to be a group that thinks nothing of going out of their way to help one another with whatever is needed. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re always someone who takes very seriously what you believe to be constructive advice, but telling others to do the same thing is more difficult for you. You may have to do so regardless. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Spend some q-time with someone you’ve ignored lately due to conditions beyond your control. You might not get this chance again to let this person know s/he is special. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It might take something really big or special to get you motivated in a way that brings out your ingenuity and talent, but that catalyst is likely to happen. You’ll be glad it did. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Give yourself credit for being able to handle difficult people, and don’t shy away from doing business with them. You’re the one who is likely to come out with the best deal. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although what you get involved in might be a whole new experience for you, you are likely to thrive on it and in the process make some extra spending money for yourself. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You aren’t likely to have any trouble handling someone whom others find extremely difficult to please. In fact, you might calm this person enough to get him/ her to join in on what everyone else wants to do. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you find yourself in the position to have to clean up somebody else’s mess, you’re likely to do so without complaining, to your credit. In fact, you might even find it invigorating. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An undertaking that you are overseeing in which money is involved will turn out better than anybody expected. Don’t be surprised if, the next time around, they put you in charge once again. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — One of the things that you do best is being able to take something another has discarded and finding a very practical use for it, which is exactly what you are likely to do once again. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Those with whom you’re involved will turn to you for your opinions and viewpoints when something important is at stake. They’ll know you’ll see important aspects that they might miss. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Heed your hunches, because they are likely to steer you in a direction that will work out rather well. This will be particularly true involving an area where few can move freely. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — An opening for passing on some constructive information to a friend is likely to occur. It involves another who hasn’t been as cooperative as s/he should have been.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: The guy I’m dating drinks a lot. He doesn’t drink because he likes the stuff, but because he thinks it’s cool to be seen a bit tipsy with alcohol on his breath. I’ve begged him to quit drinking, but my words fall on deaf ears. It’s reached the point where I don’t like riding in his car when he has had a “few.” What can I do to get him to stop drinking? — Nameless, Indianapolis. Nameless: Dump this guy immediately — and by all means stop riding in the car with him! He is one big loser. Nothing you can do or say will cause him to stop drinking. He’ll stop only when he himself makes that decision, if he ever does. Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and in my senior year of high school. I’m bored to tears because my parents don’t allow me to have a social life. All my friends are schoolmates. Whenever I want to do something with them, my parents find a way to say no. I’m a good child, which my parents know. I have my own cell phone and my own car, which my parents bought for me, but they don’t get much use because I rarely go out. I’m tired of not having a life. How can I get this problem rectified? — Nameless, Frederick, Md. Nameless: It’s definitely time for your parents to let you out of the “nest.” Chances are, they’re afraid of what might happen if they do, and they mistakenly think they can protect you from all possible harm until you reach some magical age and become invulnerable. Wise parents let go of their children in stages, never giving them more freedom than they can handle, but continually letting them take risks and develop their social and worldly skills. To get Mom and Dad to loosen their grip, you will probably need the help of an adult they trust. Perhaps, you could enlist a relative, family friend, clergy member, school counselor or administrator who would intervene with them on your behalf. Someone has to let your parents know that it’s time to start trusting you. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

written? Obesity has become an epidemic in this country, and the reasons for it are more complicated than a lazy attitude. You don’t need a “silver tongue” to apologize to your sisters for having offended them. Perhaps your “favorite psychologist” would have invited you to her son’s wedding if you had been willing to apologize. People who have weight issues know they are fat. They don’t need to debate it. And they don’t need you to remind them or imply they are lazy. Dear Abby: I’m a 45-yearold male reader. I have been friends with “Oscar” for 20 years. He asked me to be the godparent of his new baby girl. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed when he asked. I have never been a godpar-

ent. We discussed it at length, and I told him I needed to think it over to be sure of my decision. After a few days I was still indecisive. Part of me wanted to do it and part of me didn’t. I told Oscar it was an honor, but that I felt unsure and not fully committed. I knew if I were to accept and then reconsider, it wouldn’t be cool. So I bowed out to give him time to find someone else. Oscar’s reaction told me he was deeply angry and hurt. That night I hardly slept. I kept thinking how much I had disappointed my friend, his wife and their entire family. I feel terribly guilty. It’s clear that Oscar was expecting me to say yes. Is it wrong to say no when someone asks you to be a godparent? — True Friend in Wisconsin

PADS might be cause of chronic abdominal pain Dear Dr. Gott: Like the 15-year-old described in the letter you published, my 14-year-old daughter suffered with chronic abdominal pain and nausea for nearly a year. We took her to three gastroenterologists, subjected her to every test known to man, and ended up having her gallbladder removed — an unnecessary surgery, as it turned out. The doctors speculated that she had one of the many gastro disorders you mentioned, but when none was identified and none of the dozen or so drugs they tried worked, they basically gave up on us. Finally, one wonderful doctor referred us to a specialist at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, La. He is a pioneer and specialist in pain-associated disability syndrome, or PADS. It is essentially a disability in which the brain creates a mountain out of a molehill, making a little pain or digestive distress into something much worse. Believe me when I tell you that I was extremely skeptical. But having tried every possible way to help my child, I decided to put my trust in this doctor, and we’ve been forever grateful. Within three months of intense cognitive-behavior therapy, my daughter was almost pain- and nausea-free, or at least able to control those symptoms when they cropped up. Now, a year later, it is rare for her to feel ill. The therapy returned not only her health but also her self-confidence. Obviously, not every child with chronic pain has PADS, but it may be worth looking into when all else fails. There is a good body of research on it. I certainly understand the helplessness a mother feels when she can’t make her child better. FYI: Having now been educated about PADS and spoken with my daughter’s specialist, our pediatrician recently referred another patient to him for treatment, and that child is experiencing remarkable improvement as well. Dear Reader: Pain-associated disability syndrome is a fairly new term. It is defined as chronic pain that causes more severe restrictions than what the underlying condition would cause. As you put it, the body truly makes a mountain out of a molehill. Imagine not being able to use your arm because of a sliver in your finger. This is essentially what PADS does. A usually minor condition, such as acid reflux, suddenly causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting and an inability to eat and do other normal daily activities. Normal treatment fails, and there is no other explanation for the severity of symptoms. I found one small analysis of 40 patients ages 7 to 21. Thirty had abdominal pain, five had regurgitation, three had nausea, and two had chest pain. All met symptom-based criteria for functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux. Thirty-nine of the people also had trouble sleeping. Most underwent mental-health evaluations to rule out eating disor-

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ders and psychosis. It was found that all the patients had at least two or more of the following conditions: a learning disability, marital problems within the home, chronic illness in a parent, early pain experiences, unrealistic goals in a perfectionist/highachieving child and passive or dependent coping styles. Triggering events were found in 37 of the patients. These included febrile (relating to fever) illness, school change, trauma, sexual abuse and the death of a loved one.

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Dear True Friend: No, it’s not wrong if the person who is asked does not feel able to fulfill the obligations that go with that honor. Your friend may feel less hurt if you explain to him your reasons for not accepting and the fact that you wouldn’t want to agree if you couldn’t do everything that would be expected of you.

Saying no sometimes requires tact, but I’ll give you credit for being honest about your feelings.

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2011, I will during the lawful COUNTY OF Warren Company, Trustee, on behalf hours of between 11:00 a.m. WHEREAS, on the 6th day of the Certificate Holders of and 4:00 p.m., at public of December, 2006, and Morgan Stanley ABS Capital outcry, offer for sale and will acknowledged on the 6th B6 Monday, December 27, 2010 The Vicksburg Post sell, at the west front door of day of December, 2006, I Inc. Trust 2004-NC3, the Warren County James Raymond Elledge, Mortgage Pass Through Courthouse at Vicksburg, executed and delivered a Certificates, Series Mississippi, for cash to the certain Deed of Trust unto 2004-NC3, by instrument highest bidder, the following Debera Bridges, Trustee for described land and property CitiFinancial Real Estate recorded in the office of the situated in Warren County, Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Mississippi, to-wit: secure an indebtedness Book 1374 at Page 510 therein described, which That certain lot, tract or Instrument Number 221274; Deed of Trust is recorded in parcel of land lying and the office of the Chancery being situated in the County and Clerk of Warren County, of Warren, State of WHEREAS, on the 15th day Mississippi in Book 1627 at Mississippi, more particularly of April, 2005, the Holder of Page 332 Number 240903; described as follow, to-wit: said Deed of Trust and Beginning at a point where WHEREAS, on the 22nd the South line of the Archie substituted and appointed day of November, 2010, the Prentiss 107 acre tract Emily Kaye Courteau as Holder of said Deed of Trust intersects the West line of Trustee in said Deed of Baldwin Ferry Road (Now substituted and appointed Trust, by instrument China Grove Road) right of Michael Jedynak as Trustee way in Warren County, in said Deed of Trust, by recorded in the office of the Mississippi, which point also instrument recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in lies North 87 degrees 28 office of the aforesaid Book 1374 at Page 512 minutes East, a distance of Chancery Clerk in Book w Instrument Number 221275; 245.0 feet from the 1516 at Page 379 Instrument Southeast corner of the Number 283620; and WHEREAS, default having Archie Prentiss Property, WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments and from said point of been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured beginning run thence South of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, 87 degrees 28 minutes West by the said Deed of Trust, Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, 39182. a distance ofMS 493.0 feet; and the holder of said Deed and the holder of said Deed Substitute Trustee's thence leaving the South line of Trust, having requested of Trust, having requested Notice of Sale the undersigned so to do, on of the Archie Prentiss the undersigned so to do, on STATE OF MISSISSIPPI the 10th day of January, Property run thence North 01 the 10th day of January, COUNTY OF Warren 2011, I will during the lawful degrees 20 minutes West a WHEREAS, on the 6th day hours of between 11:00 a.m. distance of 152.5 feet to a 2011, I will during the lawful of December, 2006, and and 4:00 p.m., at public point on the South right of hours of between 11:00 a.m. acknowledged on the 6th outcry, offer for sale and will way line of Baldwin Ferry and 4:00 p.m., at public day of December, 2006, sell, at the west front door of Road (Now China Grove outcry, offer for sale and will James Raymond Elledge, the Warren County Road); thence along the executed and delivered a Courthouse at Vicksburg, South right of way line of sell, at the west front door of certain Deed of Trust unto Mississippi, for cash to the Baldwin Ferry Road (now the Warren County Debera Bridges, Trustee for China Grove Road) North 79 highest bidder, the following Courthouse at Vicksburg, CitiFinancial Real Estate Place classified line18adminutes at East a degrees described land and your property Classified Line Ads: Mississippi, for cash to the Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to situated in Warren County, distance of 234.8 feet; Ads to appear Deadline http://www.vicksburgpost.com secure an indebtedness thence continuing along the to-wit: highest bidder, the following Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28 Mississippi, therein described, which said Baldwin Ferry Road That certain lot, tract or described land and property Monday 2 p.m., Friday Deed of Trust is recorded in (now China Grove Road) parcel of land lying and Ads to appear situated Deadline in Warren County, Classified line ads are charged according to the being situated in the County right of way, South 77 the office of the Chancery Tuesday 5 p.m., Friday of Warren County, degrees 00 minutes East a of Warren, State of Monday Mississippi, 5 p.m., to-wit: Thursday number of lines. ForClerk complete In the event errors, please call the Mississippi in pricing Book 1627 at distance of very 83.0 first feet; day thence Mississippi, moreof particularly Commencing at the NorthWednesday 5 p.m., Monday Page 332 Number 240903; South 69 degrees 40 be mininformation contact a Classified Sales described as follow, to-wit: Tuesday west 3 p.m., Friday corner of that certain your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not and utes East, 48.0 feet; thence Beginning at a point where by W. L. Representative todayWHEREAS, at 601-636-SELL. incorrect insertion. Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday on the 22nd Wednesday Lot 3 conveyed p.m., Monday South 53 degrees 10 theresponsible South line offor themore Archiethan one Baratow and wife to Alex day of November, 2010, the minutes East a distance of Prentiss 107 acre tract Thursday Mason 3 p.m., Tuesday Holder of saidordered Deed ofare Trust Friday 5 p.m., Wednesday 104.0 feet; thence South 36 intersects the West line of Ads cancelled before expiration date by deed recorded in substituted and appointed Ferry Road (Now degrees 20 minutes East, 132 at Wednesday Page 222 of the charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Baldwin Friday Book 3 p.m., Michael Jedynak as Trustee China Grove Road) right of Saturday 11 a.m., Thursday 95.0 feet to the point of Record of Deeds of said No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. in said Deed of Trust, by 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. way in Warren County, beginning, and containing Saturday County 11 a.m., and onThursday the South instrument recorded in the Mississippi, which point also 1.6 acres, lying and Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday The Vicksburg Post classified department is being the office of the aforesaid lies North 87 degrees 28 situate in Section 15, Confederate Avenue Sunday side 11ofa.m., Thursday sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. 4 Chancery Clerk in Book e y r w minutes East, a distance of Township 15 North, Range of the Vicksburg National 1516 at Page 379 Instrument 245.0 feet from the East, Warren County, Military Park, and also South Number 283620; and Southeast corner of the Mississippi. of the Flowers Ridge Road; WHEREAS, default having Archie Prentiss Property, I will only convey such title been made in the payments and from said point of as is vested in me as thence in a southwesterly of the indebtedness secured Substitute Trustee. beginning run thence South direction along the South by the said Deed of Trust, WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, 87 degrees 28 minutes West side of Confederate Avenue, and the holder of said Deed this 7th day of December, a distance of 493.0 feet; 60 feet to a peg or stake; of Trust, having requested Substitute Trustee's 2010. thence leaving the South line The following vehicles are the undersigned so to do, on of the Archie Prentiss Notice of Sale Michael Jedynak NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE thence South 310 feet to a considered abandoned the 10th day of January, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Substitute Trustee Property run thence North 01 peg or stake; thence in an WHEREAS, on August 25, 2010, Real Dirt , Inc. executed a and will be sold for 2011, I will during the lawful COUNTY OF Warren 2309 Oliver Road degrees 20 minutes West a towing, labor and storage Easterly direction 60 feet to hours of between 11:00 a.m. WHEREAS, on the 6th day deed of trust to Cousie Biglio, Trustee, for the benefit of Monroe, LA 71201 distance of 152.5 feet to a fees incurred. the Southwest corner of the and 4:00 p.m., at public of December, 2006, and (318) 330-9020 point on the South right of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Lender, which deed of 1992 Ford F150, outcry, offer for sale and will acknowledged on the 6th ASH/F10-3037 way line of Baldwin Ferry Mason Lot, and thence North white, 2 door sell, at the west front door of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1707 Page 94 in the Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) Road (Now China Grove 356 feet along the West line day of December, 2006, VIN: 1FTEF15N5MNB12834 the Warren County James Raymond Elledge, Road); thence along the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi 1999 Chevrolet Astro, of the Mason Lot to the place executed and delivered a Courthouse at Vicksburg, South right of way line of white, 2 door of beginning, being part of and; Mississippi, for cash to the certain Deed of Trust unto Baldwin Ferry Road (now Substitute Trustee's VIN: 1GCDhighest bidder, the following Debera Bridges, Trustee for China Grove Road) North 79 Notice of Sale Section 27, Township 16, WHEREAS, the aforesaid Guaranty Bank and Trust Compa- M19W0XB163006 described land and property CitiFinancial Real Estate degrees 18 minutes East a Range 3 East, Warren STATE OF MISSISSIPPI 1998 Dodge Durango, ny, the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured situated in Warren County, Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to distance of 234.8 feet; COUNTY OF Warren red, 4door County, Mississippi. Mississippi, to-wit: secure an indebtedness thence continuing along the therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument WHEREAS, on the 4th day VIN: 1B4HS28Y3WF132093 LESS AND EXCEPT That certain lot, tract or therein described, which said Baldwin Ferry Road of June, 2004, and 1998 Ford Explorer, dated December 15, 2010, and recorded in the office of the parcel of land lying and Deed of Trust is recorded in (now China Grove Road) Beginning at the Southeast acknowledged on the 4th blue, 4 door being situated in the County the office of the Chancery right of way, South 77 aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1516 at Page 696, did ap- VIN: 1FMZU32E4WZA28292 corner of the tract described Clerk of Warren County, day of June, 2004, Joyce M. of Warren, State of degrees 00 minutes East a Johnson A/K/A Joyce in DB 378 at Page 13 thence Mississippi in Book 1627 at point William M. Bost, Jr. as Substituted Trustee in the place 2000 Jeep Cherokee, Mississippi, more particularly distance of 83.0 feet; thence Johnson, a single woman, green, 4 door run S 75 degrees 32 feet 00 Page 332 Number 240903; described as follow, to-wit: South 69 degrees 40 minand stead of the aforementioned Trustee; and executed and delivered a VIN: 1J4G248S5YC221099 Beginning at a point where and utes East, 48.0 feet; thence inches W., 60.0 feet; thence certain Deed of Trust unto WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and con- 1994 Ford Escort, the South line of the Archie WHEREAS, on the 22nd South 53 degrees 10 run N 27 degrees 39 feet 38 Charles A. Myers, Trustee 4 door Prentiss 107 acre tract day of November, 2010, the minutes East a distance of ditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured there- green, for Mortgage Electronic VIN: 3FAPP13J9PR200895 inches W., 118.0 feet; thence Holder of said Deed of Trust intersects the West line of 104.0 feet; thence South 36 Registration Systems, Inc., Date of Sale: Friday, by, having been declared to be due and payable in accorrun N 75 degrees 41 feet 45 substituted and appointed Baldwin Ferry Road (Now degrees 20 minutes East, Beneficiary, to secure an 7, 2011 China Grove Road) right of Michael Jedynak as Trustee 95.0 feet to the point of inches E., 59.29 feet; thence dance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal hold- January indebtedness therein Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. way in Warren County, in said Deed of Trust, by beginning, and containing run S 28 degrees 00 feet 50 described, which Deed of Place of Sale: er of said indebtedness, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Mississippi, which point also instrument recorded in the 1.6 acres, lying and being Trust is recorded in the office Auto and Towing inches E., 118.0 feet to the lies North 87 degrees 28 office of the aforesaid situate in Section 15, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to ex- Jackson of the Chancery Clerk of 97 Sammy Young Road Point of Beginning, all of the Chancery Clerk in Book minutes East, a distance of Township 15 North, Range 4 Warren County, Mississippi ecute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance Vicksburg, MS 39183 245.0 feet from the 1516 at Page 379 Instrument East, Warren County, above described parcel in Book 1473 Page 80 Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) Southeast corner of the Mississippi. with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising being situated in Section 27, Number 283620; and Number 210852; and Archie Prentiss Property, WHEREAS, default having I will only convey such title WHEREAS, on the 10th day the sums due thereunder, together with attorney fees, Township16 North, Range 3 been made in the payments and from said point of as is vested in me as of October, 2008, Mortgage East and containing 0.16 beginning run thence South of the indebtedness secured Substitute Trustee. Trustee's fees and expense of sale; Substitute Trustee's Electronic Registration 87 degrees 28 minutes West WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Systems, Inc., assigned said by the said Deed of Trust, acres. Notice of Sale NOW THEREFORE, I, William M. Bost, Jr., Trustee in said a distance of 493.0 feet; and the holder of said Deed this 7th day of December, Together with the right of Deed of Trust unto Wells STATE OF MISSISSIPPI thence leaving the South line 2010. of Trust, having requested deed of trust, will on the 18th day of January, 2011, offer for Fargo Bank, N.A., by ingress to and egress from of the Archie Prentiss the undersigned so to do, on COUNTY OF Warren Michael Jedynak instrument recorded in the sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell the above described tract Property run thence North 01 the 10th day of January, Substitute Trustee WHEREAS, on the 3rd day office of the aforesaid degrees 20 minutes West a within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 2011, I will during the lawful 2309 Oliver Road over a 10-foot wide Chancery Clerk in Book of November, 2003, and distance of 152.5 feet to a of between 11:00 a.m. Monroe, LA 71201 right-of-way, being described hours 1486 Page 214 Instrument and 4:00 p.m.) at the Front (West) Door of the County Court- acknowledged on the 3rd point on the South right of and 4:00 p.m., at public (318) 330-9020 Number 262218; and as follows: Beginning at a house at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, way line of Baldwin Ferry outcry, offer for sale and will day of November, 2003, ASH/F10-3037 WHEREAS, on the 10th day point on the South right-ofRoad (Now China Grove sell, at the west front door of Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) of October, 2008, the Holder Marian Daine Gross Brown the following described property situated in the County of Road); thence along the the Warren County way line of Confederate Avof said Deed of Trust aka Marian Diane Gross Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: South right of way line of Courthouse at Vicksburg, enue, said point marks the substituted and appointed Brown and Mattie Lee Gross Baldwin Ferry Road (now Mississippi, for cash to the That portion of Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property as recorded Lacey, a single person, Emily Kaye Courteau as Northwest corner of Parcel China Grove Road) North 79 highest bidder, the following Trustee in said Deed of in Deed Book 1244 at Page 669 of the Land Records of War- executed and delivered a No. One as shown on atdegrees 18 minutes East a described land and property Trust, by instrument distance of 234.8 feet; situated in Warren County, tached plat; thence run along ren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as to-wit: certain Deed of Trust unto recorded in the office of the thence continuing along the Mississippi, to-wit: aforesaid Chancery Clerk in the South line of ConfederMortgage Information Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Parcel 6 of the said Baldwin Ferry Road That certain lot, tract or Book 1486 Page 215 ate Avenue, N 42 degrees (now China Grove Road) Services, Trustee for New parcel of land lying and Sherard Property, said point being on the eastern line of Instrument Number 262219; 19' feet 10 inches E., 12.0 right of way, South 77 being situated in the County Mortgage and Beechwood Road and said point also being North 89 deg 39 Century degrees 00 minutes East a Of These Businesses! of Warren, State of feet; thence leave said Score A Bullseye With One WHEREAS, default having Corporation, Beneficiary, to distance of 83.0 feet; thence Mississippi, more particularly min 02 Sec West a distance of 1020.73 feet from the NorthAvenue and run S 27 been made in the payments secure an indebtedness South 69 degrees 40 mindescribed as follow, to-wit: ofPrinting the indebtedness secured • Glass • • Construction • Signs degrees 39 feet 38 inches east comer of Parcel 4 of said Sherard Property and from utes East, 48.0 feet; thence therein described, which Beginning at a point where by the said Deed of Trust, South 53 degrees 10 the South line of the Archie said Point of Beginning run thence along the eastern and Deed of Trust is recorded in E., 186.59 feet to the North and the holder of said Deed minutes East a distance of Prentiss 107 acre tract line of Parcel No. Two on of Trust, having requested northern line of said Beechwood Road the following bearings the office of the Chancery 104.0 feet; thence South 36 intersects the West line of ROSS SPEEDIPRINT attached plat; thence run the undersigned so to& do, on Clerk of Warren County, degrees 20 minutes East, Baldwin Ferry Road (Now and distances: North 37 deg 31 min 10 sec West a distance CONSTRUCTION the 10th day of January, along the North line of said China Grove Road) right ofPrices 95.0 feet to the point of Mississippi in Book 1467 at Quality Service at Competitive OFFICE SUPPLY 2011, I will during the lawful New of 102.23 feet; North 41 deg 14 min 09 sec West a distance parcel Two, S 75 degrees 41 way#1inWindshield andHomes containing WarrenRepair County, Page 312 Number 210036; & Replacement beginning, hours of between 11:00 a.m. Remodeling, 1.6Framing, acres, lying and being also of 89.16 feet; North 53 deg 35 min 04 sec West a distance of and feet 45 inches W., 11.62 feet Mississippi, and 4:00 p.m., atCards public Vans •which Cars point • Trucks • Business • FLAGS Cabinets, Flooring, situate in Section 15, lies North 87 degrees 28 outcry, offer for sale and will 75.83 feet; North 67 deg 55 min 15 sec West a distance of •Insurance Welcome• WHEREAS, on the 13th day to the West line of Parcel Township 4 minutes East, Claims a distance of Roofing15&North, VinylRange Siding • Letterhead • BANNERS sell, at the west front door of One; thence run along the Warren County, 245.0 feet• from the• BUSINESS East, of October, 2004, New 75.41 feet; North 84 deg 17 min 28 sec West a distance of State Licensed & Bonded AUTO HOME the • Warren County • BUMPER STICKERS Envelopes West line of Parcel One, N Mississippi. Southeast corner of the Century Mortgage Courthouse at Vicksburg, Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 I will Jononly Ross 601-638-7932 81.31 feet; South 83 deg 41 min 57 sec West a distance of convey such title • YARD SIGNS 27 degrees 39 feet 38 inches Archie Prentiss Property, • Invoices Mississippi, for cash to the as is vested in me as and from said point of 63.58 feet to the intersection of Beechwood Road and Culkin Corporation, assigned said W., 179.82 feet to the Point Show Your Colors! highest bidder, the following • Work Orders • Bulldozer & South Deed of Trust unto Deutsche Substitute Trustee. beginning run thence • Lawn Mobile Care Home described land and property Road; thence, following Culkin Road right of way North 56 of Beginning and the end of Construction WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, 87 degrees 28 minutes West Bank National Trust • Invitations Services situated in Warren County, this 7th day of December, deg 42 min 20 sec West a distance of 39.00 feet to an old a distance of 493.0 feet; Company, Trustee, on behalf said easement. It is further Mississippi, to-wit: 2010. thenceBUFORD leaving the South line (601) 638-2900 understood and agreed that Part of Section 37, Township hedge row; thence, following said hedge row, North 66 deg of the Certificate Holders of Post Plaza Magnolia Mobile Home Parts Michael Jedynak of the Archie Prentiss it is our intention that the 15 North, Range 3 East, CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Fax (601) 636-6711 601-634-6579 Morgan Stanley ABS Capital 37 min 20 sec East a distance of 138.46 feet; thence, North Substitute Trustee 601-631-0400 Property run thence North 01 Warren County, Mississippi, within Grantees, their heirs 601-636-4813 • Skirting •Road Set up Supplies 2309 Oliver degrees 20 minutes West a I Inc. Trust 2004-NC3, 1601-C North Frontage Rd more particularly described 1601 N. Frontage Rd. 53 deg 02 min 00 sec East a distance of 379.00 feet; thence, State of Board Contractors and assigns and the within Monroe, LA 71201 distance 152.5offeet to a • Tubs, Faucets • Vinyl Siding Mortgage Pass Through as follows: Vicksburg, MS 39180 North 52 deg 20 min 00 sec East a distance of 94.00 feet; Vicksburg, MS 39180 (318) 330-9020 point on the South right of Approved & Bonded Grantees, their heirs and • Carpet, Tile • Roof Sealant Beginning at the southwest Certificates, Series ASH/F10-3037 way line of Baldwin Ferry • Air Conditioners thence, North 74 deg 10 min 00 sec East 216.50 feet; thence, 2004-NC3, by instrument assigns shall have equal corner of Lot 54 of Haul Clay, Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) Road (Now ChinaGravel, GroveDirt, Warrenton Heights • Doors & Windows rights of ingress and egress North 45 deg 30 min 00 sec East a distance of 138.00 feet; recorded in the office of the Road); thence along the Rock & Sand Subdivision, Part One, a plat “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it.” and general use of said South right of way line of All Types of Dozer Work aforesaid Chancery Clerk in thence, North 20 deg 12 min 00 sec East a distance of of being of record in All Business &same Service Baldwin Ferry Road (now right-of-way and easement. • Demolition Land Clearing Plat Book 1, at Page 86 of 119.91 feet to a point on the North line of the Sherard Proper- Book 1374 at Page 510 China Grove Road) North 79 I will only convey such title the Land Deed Records of Site Development • Dirt Works Number 221274; degrees 18 minutes East a Directory Ads ty; thence, following said North line, South 82 deg 26 min 05 Instrument Warren County, Mississippi, & Preparation Excavation as is vested in me as distance of 234.8 feet; and said point being North 14 Crane Rental • along Mud Jacking sec East a distance of 45.61 feet to a point marking the thence continuing the WHEREAS, on the 15th day Substitute Trustee. CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION degrees 10 minutes West, MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE ! Baldwin Ferry Road Northwest comer of Lot 7 of the Powell Subdivision, said sub- of April, 2005, the Holder of WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, said State board of contractors 1,830.7 feet from the LawnGrove HandyMan CareRoad) (now•China approved and bonded. this 7th day of December, southeast corner of said division being recorded in Plat of Record in Plat Book 3 at said Deed of Trust right ofServices way, South 77 601-638-9233. Fill dirt for erosion Section 37; running thence 2010. degrees 00 minutes East a Page 147 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississip- substituted and appointed purposes, clay gravel, 610, back North 23 degrees 00 minutes Emily Kaye Courteau distance of 83.0 feet; thence Emily Kaye Courteau as estimates on fill sand. FREE East, 85.0 feet; thence South RIVER CITY H40ANDYMAN pi; thence, following the western boundary of said Lot 7, South 69 degrees minSubstitute Trustee E ACCEPT MOST demolition, driveway work, 60 degrees 20 minutes East, Trustee in said Deed of Joe Rangel Owner utes East, 48.0 feet; thence South 03 deg 28 min 54 sec East a distance of 176.46 feet; replacement of old broken drive2309 Oliver Road 159.9 feet; thence South 27 Trust, by instrument South 53 degrees• 601.529.5400 10 601.636.7843 way and addons. Lot clearing, degrees 28 minutes West, thence, South 38 deg 05 min 41 sec East a distance of 67.11 recorded in the office of the Monroe, LA 71201 MAJOR CREDIT CARDS minutes East a distance of dozer track hoe work. 85.0 feet; thence North 60 re not satisfied until36 You 104.0We’ feet; thence South feet to a point on the right of way of a cul-de-sac; thence, aforesaid Chancery Clerk in (318) 330-9020 degrees 09 minutes West, are. Call today for your degrees 20 Free minutes East, sbl/F04-1783 Estimate! 153.3 feet, said point being Book 1374 at Page 512 along said cul-de-sac and a curve to the left having a length CLASSIFIEDS feet to the point of Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) 95.0 the point of beginning, con601-636-SELL (7355) Instrument Number 221275; beginning, and containing of 93.93 feet, a radius of 50.00 feet, a chord of South 01 deg taining .3 acres, more or 1.6 acres, lying and being WHEREAS, default having less. Said parcel is known as 54 min 47 sec East for a distance of 80.72 feet; thence along situate in Section 15, been made in the payments IN THE CHANCERY Lot 54, Warrenton Heights Township 15 North, Range 4 the right of way of Holt Collier Drive South 04 deg 16 min 00 of the indebtedness secured COURT OF WARREN Subdivision, Part One. East, Warren County, I will only convey such title sec West a distance of 295.90 feet; thence, along a curve to by the said Deed of Trust, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Mississippi. as is vested in me as Substithe left having a length of 140.48 feet, a radius of 851.33 feet and the holder of said Deed NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT I will only convey such title tute Trustee. as is vested in me as IN THE MATTER OF THE of Trust, having requested WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, and a chord of South 00 deg 40 min 02 sec East for a disSubstitute Trustee. this 14th day of December, ESTATE OF the undersigned so to do, on tance of 140.32 feet; thence, South 10 deg 06 min 29 sec WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, 2010. ESSIE RUCKER DURMAN, this 7th day of December, the 10th day of January, Emily Kaye Courteau West a distance of 11.74 feet to a point on the South line of 2010. 2011, I will during the lawful DECEASED Substitute Trustee said Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property; thence, following the Michael Jedynak hours of between 11:00 a.m. CAUSE NO. 2309 Oliver Road Substitute Trustee South line of said Parcel 6 South 79 deg 27 min 00 sec West and 4:00 p.m., at public Monroe, LA 71201 2010-0140PR 2309 Oliver Road (318) 330-9020 outcry, offer for sale and will NOTICE TO CREDITORS a distance of 92.32 to the eastern right of way of a cul-deMonroe, LA 71201 sbl/F06-1616 sell, at the west front door of Letters Testamentary having (318) 330-9020 sac; thence, following a curve to the left having a length of Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) ASH/F10-3037 been granted on the 11th the Warren County 188.50 feet, a radius of 60.00 feet and a chord of South 79 Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) day of October, 2010, by the Courthouse at Vicksburg, deg 37 min 00 sec West and a distance of 120.00 feet; Chancery Court of Warren Mississippi, for cash to the thence, leaving said right of way, and following the South line highest bidder, the following County, Mississippi, to the of said Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property, South 79 deg 27 described land and property undersigned Executor upon the Estate Of Essie Rucker min 00 sec West a distance of 273.39 feet to the point of be- situated in Warren County, Durman, Deceased. Notice Mississippi, to-wit: ginning, said parcel containing 8.64 acres, more or less and is hereby given to all persons Commencing at the Northall being in Section 18, Township 16 North, Range 4 East having claims against said west corner of that certain Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi. estate to present the same to Lot conveyed by W. L. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as the clerk of this court for Baratow and wife to Alex probate and registration Mason by deed recorded in Trustee. Book 132 at Page 222 of the according to the law within WITNESS THE SIGNATURE of the undersigned on this the ninety (90) days from the first Record of Deeds of said 20th day of December 2010. publication of this notice or County and on the South /s/ William M. Bost, Jr. side of Confederate Avenue they will be forever barred. WILLIAM M. BOST, JR. This the 22nd day of of the Vicksburg National SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Military Park, and also South October, 2010. /s/ Maurice Durman of the Flowers Ridge Road; 1221 Grove Street MAURICE DURMAN thence in a southwesterly Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 LASSIFIEDS EXECUTOR direction along the South (601) 634-1802 side of Confederate Avenue, Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, Publish: 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17(4t) 1/10(4t) 60 feet to a peg or stake; thence South 310 feet to a peg or stake; thence in an Easterly direction 60 feet to the Southwest corner of the Mason Lot, and thence North

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outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Section 37, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of Lot 54 of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part One, a plat of same being of record in Plat Book 1, at Page 86 of the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi, said point being North 14 degrees 10 minutes West, 1,830.7 feet from the southeast corner of said Section 37; running thence North 23 degrees 00 minutes East, 85.0 feet; thence South 60 degrees 20 minutes East, 159.9 feet; thence South 27 degrees 28 minutes West, 85.0 feet; thence North 60 degrees 09 minutes West, 153.3 feet, said point being the point of beginning, containing .3 acres, more or less. Said parcel is known as Lot 54, Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part One. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 14th day of December, 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sbl/F06-1616 Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t)

County Department of Human Services. YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST THE PETITION FILED AGAINST YOU IN THIS ACTION AT 9:00, O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF JANUARY 2011, IN THE COURTROOM OF THE WARREN COUNTY YOUTH COURTHOUSE AT VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, AND IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND DEFEND, A JUDGMENT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this 15th day of December, 2010. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE, CIRCUIT CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI 39181 BY:/s/ Dean Brantley, Deputy Clerk Joyce A. Hill Special Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General P. O. Box 220 Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0220 Telephone No.: 601-359-4215 Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t)

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI YOUTH COURT DIVISION WARREN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, BY MARGIE SHELTON, AND DORSEY LEMAINE SMITH, JR., A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS NEXT FRIEND, MARGIE SHELTON PETITIONERS VS. CIVIL ACTION, FILE NO. 10,1978-CO GLADYS JEAN SMITH AND DORSEY LEMAINE SMITH RESPONDENTS COUNTY COURT SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Gladys Jean Smith, who is not to be found in the State of Mississippi on diligent inquiry and whose last known post office address is 410 Oakwood, Apartment 52, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913. TO: Dorsey Lamaine Smith, who is not to be found in the State of Mississippi on diligent inquiry and whose last known post office address is 3000 West Avenue B, Hope Arkansas, 71801. You have been made Respondents in the suit filed in this Court by the Warren County Department of Human Services by Margie Shelton, and, Dorsey Lemaine Smith, Jr., a minor, seeking to terminate your parental rights as those rights relate to said minor and demanding that the full custody, control and authority to act on behalf of said minor be placed with the Warren County Department of Human Services. YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST THE PETITION FILED AGAINST YOU IN THIS ACTION AT 9:00, O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF JANUARY 2011, IN THE COURTROOM OF THE WARREN COUNTY YOUTH COURTHOUSE AT VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, AND IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND DEFEND, A JUDGMENT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this 15th day of December, 2010. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE, CIRCUIT CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI 39181 BY:/s/ Dean Brantley, Deputy Clerk Joyce A. Hill Special Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General SUPERIOR QUALITY, P. O. Box 220 Jackson, Mississippi CUSTOM CABINETS, 39205-0220 EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, Telephone No.: 601-359-4215 & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t)

FREE PUPPIES TO good home. German Shepherd/ Labrador Mix, very loyal. 601-629-4371.

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 4th day of June, 2004, and acknowledged on the 4th day of June, 2004, Joyce M. Johnson A/K/A Joyce Johnson, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charles A. Myers, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1473 Page 80 Number 210852; and WHEREAS, on the 10th day of October, 2008, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 Page 214 Instrument Number 262218; and WHEREAS, on the 10th day of October, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 Page 215 Instrument Number 262219; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 10th day of January, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Section 37, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of Lot 54 of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part One, a plat of same being of record in Plat Book 1, at Page 86 of the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi, said point being North 14 degrees 10 minutes West, 1,830.7 feet from the southeast corner of said Section 37; running thence North 23 degrees 00 minutes East, 85.0 feet; thence South 60 degrees 20 minutes East, 159.9 feet; thence South 27 degrees 28 minutes West, 85.0 feet; thence North 60 degrees 09 minutes West, 153.3 feet, said point being the point of beginning, containing .3 acres, more or less. Said parcel is known as Lot 54, Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part One. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 14th day of December, 2010. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sbl/F06-1616 Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t)

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01. Legals

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

S HAMROCK A PA R T M E N T S SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

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01. Legals

02. Public Service

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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

  

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

Highway 61 South

601-636-6631 Currently has

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

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

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06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com

LOST! BLACK/ WHITE Pitbull/ Great Dane mix. 2 year old male. Culkin Road/ Boy Scout Road area. 601-6383183.

07. Help Wanted “ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 FULL-TIME SECRETARY/ BOOKKEEPER position. Associates Degree in business or related field. Two or three years experience preferred. Proficient in Microsoft office and Quick books Pro. Send resume to P O Box 64 Vicksburg, MS 39181

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " RECEPTIONIST POSITION A small health related company has an immediate opening for a PART-TIME Receptionist. Responsible for collecting, posting, and managing accounts; communicating with clients; and providing clerical assistance. Submit resume and three letters of reference postmarked by Dec. 27, 2010 to Receptionist Position, P.O. Box 526, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

13. Situations Wanted CAREGIVER AVAILABLE . 24/ 7, full time, part time or live in. For your total care, experienced, dependable, compassionate, excellent references, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, non-smoker. Call 601497-5144.

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15. Auction LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.

17. Wanted To Buy I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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

Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023

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

30. Houses For Rent

Licensed in MS and LA

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

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

$700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning 601-661-9747.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

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

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

33. Commercial Property

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002.

318-322-4000

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

34. Houses For Sale

3508 South Washington Street

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE! A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

RED OAK FIREWOOD. long bed truck, stacked, good load. $70 601-415-9760. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

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

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

601-630-2921

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

REDUCED--Warren Central area great 4 br, 2 ba home on approx 1 acre. Updated with ceramic in kitchen and baths, new carpet in bedrooms, new wood laminate in large den. Includes 12x20 wired workshop. For more information or appt. call 601-415-3022. Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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Eagle Lake 55 Sullivan Cove, “Bank Owned, Make Offer!� 1.5 story, 1580 sf, 3/2, wood floors, fireplace. 601-218-1800 Bette Paul Warner, McMillin Real Estate, www.Lakehouse.com.

Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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No Utility Deposit Required

11. Business Opportunities

601-636-6490

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

40. Cars & Trucks CHRISTMAS SALE-A-THON! 98 Malibu - $728 Down 01 Cavalier - $728 Down 03 Alero - $879 Down 00 Explorer - $879 Down

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

Broker, GRI

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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

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

35. Lots For Sale

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

601-638-2231

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

Bigriverhomes.com

Ask Us. 601.630.8209

Commodore Apartments

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

REALTORŽ•BUILDER•APPRAISER

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

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McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

LARGE FAMILY HOME ON LAKE. Beautiful 2 story perfect for large family, over 5000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, $2,000, deposit and credit required, 601-831-4506

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34. Houses For Sale

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

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Utilities Paid •

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

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

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 Garyscfl.com Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

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

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THE BUICK

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2011 BUICK ENCLAVE $

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Spare tire and wheel, CX equipment group 1 year OnStar with automatic crash response and Turn-by-Turn navigation and much more. #1960

2010 BUICK LACROSSE CX 2011 BUICK LACROSSE CXL $ $ M.S.R.P. - 27 ,850 M.S.R.P. - 33,090 $ $ Sale Price - 27 ,035 Sale Price - 31,995 $ ** $ ** Rebate - 1,500 Rebate - 1,500

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2011 BUICK LUCERNE CXL 2011 BUICK REGAL CXL 30 MPG $ M.S.R.P. - 34,800 HWY $ Sale Price - 33,995 $ Rebate - 4,000

Equipped with StabiliTrak with traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, 18” alloy wheels, Integral rear spoiler, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar with 6 months directions and connections plan, USB port, XM Radio, ultrasonic rear parking assist, leather wrapped steering wheel, 12-way power driver seat and much more.

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Tim Moody Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Kevin Watson Baxter Morris Mike Francisco meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop James “P’Nut” Henderson Salesman of the Kevin Watson Month of November Come to George Carr, Scott Mullen Herb Caldwell Ron Cocilova Bobby Bryan You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at www.georgecarr.com

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