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Demolition

State’s revenues above predictions

60 properties await city wrecking ball By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com At the end of a year that saw 25 sub-standard structures in the city demolished, Vicksburg has 60 more on a list waiting for the wrecking ball in the new year. “I certainly wish we had fewer homes on the demolition list,” said Mayor Paul Winfield, who imposed a promised moratorium on demolitions in 2009 only to see the action overruled this year by fellow members of the Board of Mayor and Alderman after the city failed to win a sought-after $35 million in federal grants to restore homes. “As we keep tearing down houses,” Winfield said, “we’re diminishing our tax base. I’m focused on keeping our tax base the same.” Among the houses on the city’s list is a three-story, antebellum-looking home on four acres of property at 1500 East Ave. Ann Fowler and her late husband had the home built in 1968. “There’s no reason to demolish this house,” she said. “This was the most beautiful property in Vicksburg. It was.” The house is now owned by her son, Abraham Fowler, who lives and runs a business in Monroe, who was not available for comment. But Victor Gray-Lewis, the head of the city’s Buildings and Inspections Department, said the listing of the house “is being reviewed by our legal department and the property owner’s attorney.” Gray-Lewis said the property has been cited for numerous violations and “ has been a problem for

By The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi tax collections for December were 1.29 percent above projections, but Gov. Haley Barbour says caution is still the watchword. The Mississippi Department of Revenue reported Thursday that December collections totaled $340 million. Barbour said the figure represents the third consecutive month in which revenues have met the target — but by small margins. Barbour said the nation is still trying to pull out of the recession, so state officials must be cautious for the remainder of this fiscal year and for the next one. He said lawmakers, who convene Tuesday, to draw up a new fiscal year budget should remember that the state soon will lose hundreds of millions in federal stimulus dollars and, at the same time, must keep state services operating effectively and within a balanced budget.

1500 East Ave.

1107 Second North St.

810 Patton St. many years.” Across the city, structures are continually being added to the demolition list. “It’s not our desire to demolish homes,” GrayLewis said. “We really would like for property owners to take the time to find resources to fix the property or sell it to an investor who can fix it up. We’re not in the real estate business, we’re in the business of maintaining the integrity of neighborhoods.” Properties are added to the list after numerous failed attempts to clear up violations that are investigated when the city receives a complaint, Gray-Lewis said.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Ann Fowler stands on the front porch of the house at 1500 East Ave., where she formerly lived with her family. The house is on the city’s demolition list. But not all homes on the list are taken down, and property owners can avoid demolition by making required repairs. Many of the properties are tied up in estates and are vacant or housing vagrants, North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said. “Ever since the day I got voted into city office, this has been the saddest story of my life,” Mayfield said

referring to the process of placing homes on the demolition list. “I used to play as a young kid in some of these backyards. To my knowledge, we’ve never demolished a home that someone was living in.” Razing a structure can run $2,000 to $5,000, GrayLewis said. The city pays for the demolition, but a lien is placed on the property, meaning the city gets its

money back if the property is sold. In the new year, Winfield will pursue the establishment of a redevelopment authority, which would create new and restored, affordable housing, but would require participation from banks and the private sector. He said he hopes the See Demo, Page A6.

Sisters’ planned release brings legal questions By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — A South Dakota governor once commuted the sentences of 36 criminals — on the condition they leave his state. In Florida, a convict was told in the 1990s to move to Maryland in order to be set free. Governors granting early releases have sometimes imposed unusual conditions. But as far as anyone can tell, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour might be the first to require an inmate to give up a kidney to her sister. The unusual agreement has alarmed experts who have raised legal and ethical questions. Among them: If it

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turns out the sisters aren’t a good tissue match, does that mean the healthy one goes back to jail? “All of the ‘What if’ questions are, at this point, purely hypothetical,” Barbour said in a statement from his office late Thursday. “We’ll deal with those situations if they See Sisters, Page A9.

DEATHS • Larrayne Holley Andress • Florence Edrie Bowers • Charles Leon Harris Sr. • Clarence Howard

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rogelio solis•The associated press

Attorney Chokwe Lumumba, right, and NAACP National President Benjamin Jealous confer during a news conference Thursday about the pending release of sisters Gladys and Jamie Scott.

Jacked-up storm line expected at midnight From staff reports A lingering severe and hazardous band of weather is expected to pass through Vicksburg and Warren County late tonight, bringing the new year in with more heavy rain, quarter-size hail and possible tornados and straight-line winds. Following an afternoon and early evening of rain and lighter storm activity, Vicksburg and Warren County could begin seeing heavy rain and lightning again around midnight, with rain lingering until 6 or 7 a.m. The National Weather Service forecasts a 100 percent chance of rain tonight, with rapid accumulations totalling 1 to 2 inches. “It’s shaping up to be a pretty nasty day,” said Jackson NWS meteorologist Jim Fairly. “We’re looking at severe thunderstorms starting from around 2 p.m. and lasting until after midnight.” Thunderstorms are classified as “severe” when they cause winds in excess of 60 mph, Fairly said, and tonight’s storms could bring See Weather, Page A9.

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Ed Jackson rakes leaves on the sidewalk in front of his house on Cherry Street. Jackson said he rakes them up about once

a year around the new year. “I wait until I’m just disgusted with it,” he said.

Disbarment proceedings for Minor, ex-judges before high court JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court will take up formal disbarment proceedings in the January-February term against Paul Minor and two state court judges he was accused of bribing. Minor, who had been among MisPaul sissippi’s Minor most successful lawyers, and Harrison County judges John Whitfield and Wes Teel were convicted in 2007 on numerous corruption charges. Their law licenses have been suspended since 2008. Minor and the former judges are also scheduled to be resentenced Jan. 20 in the corruption case. A federal appeals court overturned the bribery charges in December 2009, but upheld others, including mail fraud, wire fraud and honest services fraud. All three are in prison. Minor is serving the longest sentence, 11 years.

Walls to be sworn in as judge Monday GREENVILLE, Miss. — State Sen. Johnnie E. Walls

the south

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS will be sworn in as a circuit judge Monday. Walls said that he will resign from the Senate minutes before he is sworn in as judge at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bolivar County Courthouse in Cleveland. Walls ran unopposed for the seat of retiring Judge Kenneth L. Thomas. The 11th Circuit Court District includes Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman and Tunica counties. Walls had served in the Senate since 1993. When Walls officially leaves the Senate, the governor will have 30 days to announce a special election date — then the election must be at least 40 days later. Walls’ Senate district includes parts of Washington and Bolivar counties.

Radar survey set for unmarked graves MONROE, La. — Ground penetrating radar surveys of the J.S. Clark Cemetery in southeastern Ouachita Parish will begin next month in an effort to find unmarked graves. Ouachita Parish Police Jury consulting engineer Tom

Holtzclaw said the surveys will begin Jan. 10. Holtzclaw said that the surveys are being done in preparation of drainage work planned at the 10-acre cemetery. The survey, which will cost about $21,000, will take about a week to complete.

Three N.O. cops arrested, suspended NEW ORLEANS — Three New Orleans police officers arrested in separate investigations have been suspended without pay and reassigned to administrative desk duties. The department on Thursday said Officer Jermaine Lacour was arrested on suspicion of illegally discharging a weapon. Officer Derrick Melder was arrested on a drunk driving charge in New Orleans. Officer Mark Anthony Miranda was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Kenner.

Man’s body found in Shreveport park SHREVEPORT, La. — Police say a man’s decomposed body was found in a park near downtown Shreveport.

Sgt. Bill Goodin said investigators could not even tell the man’s race. He said the body was found Wednesday morning against a fence on a wood line near an old baseball field in Princess Park. No identity has been established and it’s unclear how long the man had been dead. Goodin said Thursday there was no obvious indication of foul play, but police will treat the death as a homicide until the coroner can determine a cause of death.

I-12 traffic diverted after truck overturns BATON ROUGE —An accident involving a cargo truck has caused a traffic mess in Baton Rouge at Interstate 12 near the Amite River Bridge. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said that the overturned truck was carrying a flammable liquid, but there was no indication of significant leaking this morning. Police announced the shutdown of eastbound lanes of a section of I-12 around 7:30 a.m. By midmorning, authorities were still unsure how long it would be before they could re-open the interstate.

JACKSON (AP) — Attorneys for a Biloxi teenager seeking a new trial in the slaying of his father will present oral arguments during a Jan. 12 hearing before the Mississippi Court of Appeals in Jackson. The appeal by Dante Evans is among dozens of cases the court will consider during its January-February term. Many cases will be decided without oral argument. Evans was 16 when he was convicted in Harrison County of murder in the April 13, 2007, shooting death of his father, 40-year-old Darold Lee Evans. Evans was sentenced to life in prison in 2009. Prosecutors said the teenager shot his father while the man was asleep. Prosecutors said the youth had moved to Biloxi to live with his father in a FEMA trailer park but decided to kill his father because he was too strict. In another case, Christopher Lashon Johnson has appealed the denial of his post-conviction petition by a judge in Monroe County in 2009. The Mississippi Supreme Court in 2008 had ruled Johnson could pursue the claim. In a post-conviction petition an inmate argues he has found new evidence — or a possible constitutional issue — that could persuade a court to order a new trial. Johnson was convicted in 2004 of murder and sentenced to life in prison for firing into a crowd and killing Jermaine Deloach of Mantee at North Mississippi Motor Sports Racetrack in 2002. Prosecutors said Johnson reportedly became angry when he didn’t win a trophy during a sound system contest at the racetrack. Prosecutors say Johnson punched one man and during the ensuing melee fired shots into the crowd. One of the shots hit and killed Deloach. Among other cases before the Appeals Court: • Mark Kee Brown’s appeal of his 2009 conviction in Harrison County for capital murder in the shooting death of D’Iberville resident Larry Darnell Turner in a home invasion. Brown was sentenced to life in prison without parole. • Andrea McKay’s appeal of her 2009 conviction of murder in the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend. McKay was sentenced to life in prison in Harrison County in the death of Vincent Weathersby.

community calendar CLUBS American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — 9 p.m., New Year’s Eve Ball; free party favors; 1618 Main St. VAMP — Noon Tuesday; John Solomon, CEO of Vicksburg based Ibis & Orchid Design, speaker; lunch $12; www. vicksburgmarketing.com; Ameristar Heritage Buffet. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Barbara Tolliver and Tami Milazzo, United Way, speakers.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Vicksburg Theatre Guild — “First Night” 7:30 tonight-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; tickets, $12-$5; 601-636-0471; Vicksburg Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; Heart Disease Awareness program; River Region Medical Center, rooms C & D. Foster Parent Classes — Start Jan. 8; Tiffany Ross, 601572-3732 or e-mail tiffany. ross@youthvillages.org. Spring Soccer — Registration ends Jan. 16; forms available at Just Duett and Sports Center or online at www.vsosoccer.org; games played at Bovina soccer fields; fees: ages 3-18, $50, ages 8-9, $60 and

10-18, $70. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, New Year’s party; donations appreciated.

CHURCHES Triumphant Baptist — Saturday food distribution is canceled. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Choir practice, 5:30 tonight; 2585 N. Washington St. Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. — New Year’s Eve service, 6 p.m.; refreshments served; 122 Union Ave. Mount Alban M.B. — New Year’s Eve service, 11 p.m.; 2385 Mount Alban Road. Family Life Cathedral — New Year’s Eve Foot Washing service, 9 p.m.-6 a.m.; breakfast served; 601-629-3900, 601-218-5629 or 601-6383433; Betty J. Young Tyler, pastor; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Baptism, 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve; 7:30, combined service with Bingham Memorial and

Cedar Grove M.B. churches; 2715 Alcorn Drive. New Mount Elem M.B. — New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m.; breakfast served; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. Pleasant Valley M.B. — New Year’s Eve watch meeting and baptism, 10 p.m.; breakfast served; the Rev. Joe Harris is pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Soul Saving M.B. — New Year’s Eve service, 9 p.m.; the Revs. Joseph Smith, Andrew Cook, Booker T. Smith, Willie White Sr., James Williams and Jessie Jones, pastor, speakers; 522 Locust St. St. Luke Church of God in Christ — New Year’s Eve watch service, 10 p.m.; 915 First East St. Travelers Rest Baptist — New Year’s Eve service 9 p.m.; the Rev. Thomas Reed, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. House of Peace — Prophetic New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m.-midnight; breakfast served; Linda Sweezer, pastor; 2372 Grove St. Mount Carmel M.B. — New Year’s Eve service, 10:30 p.m.; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. Greater Mount Zion Baptist — New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m.; 907 Farmer St. Bethlehem M.B. — New

Year’s Day prayer breakfast, 9 a.m.; 3055 N. Washington St. New Popular Grove Independent Methodist — New Year’s Day worship, 10:30 p.m.; Mississippi 27 North, Utica; Samuel Jones of Glover Valley M.B. Church will deliver the message; breakfast served. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry and Thrift Store — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; pictures, shoes, $5 bag of clothes, some free items; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-638-0794 or

601-831-2056.

BENEFITS Black and White Gala — 8-11 p.m. Saturday; tickets $25; 601-885-9808; sponsored by Utica 4-H Club; benefits Mahogany Dancers; Gazebo Lake Reception Hall and Pavilion, 1098 Curtis Road, Utica.

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Two Year Anniversary Larry & Gail Floyd

celebrates their second anniversay December 31. The couple were married at 141 Morningview Drive in Vicksburg by Rev. J. Williams.

celebrates his seventh birthday today, December 31. He is the son of Chasity Lee & Jeremiah Riggs of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Michael & Renee Lee of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Jeff & Sherri Riggs of Vicksburg. Maternal great grandparents are Richard & Ruby Bounds and Bettie & Jimmy Lee. Paternal great grandparents are Jonah Ray & Margaret Jones and Bernard Riggs. Maternal great great grandmother is Mildred Bradshaw.


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Sentencing again delayed in state immigration raid By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Eric Wesley, 6, the son of Anice Jones and Jermaine Wesley, looks into a shopping basket full of fireworks at Capt. Jack’s Fireworks Thursday. Eric and kids of all ages are scouring the city and county and buying fireworks

in preparations for bringing in the New Year with a bang tonight. The owner of the store on North Frontage Road, Jack Curtis, said he expected today to bring his biggest sales.

DeSoto County educators eyeing Memphis school-merger talks HERNANDO (AP) — DeSoto County officials are watching talks in Memphis about merging that city’s schools with the Shelby County, Tenn., system. DeSoto schools superintendent Milton Kuykendall concedes that a growth spike from any source would likely mean a new round of expansion. The Commercial Appeal reported that the Memphis City Schools board voted on Dec. 20 to surrender the school system’s charter and merge with Shelby County Schools. That decision puts the issue before city voters. A consolidated school system would have 150,000 students, with the

Shelby County school board in charge. It could also mean a migration of students across the state line into DeSoto County, which has Mississippi’s largest public school system. Any new population growth would mean DeSoto school officials would have to rethink whether a recently completed building program will accommodate needs for the next five to eight years as had been anticipated. “DeSoto County Schools has built 15 schools in the last seven years,� Kuykendall said in a statement. “If student growth continues as it has for the past two years (612 in 2009,

688 in 2010), we will not have to build any schools for the next five to eight years. “If, however, student growth spikes as it did a few years ago with 1,500 to 1,800 new students, we will have to resume a building program, or at least add on existing buildings.� The DeSoto system, with an enrollment of just under 32,000, grew to 40 schools with the opening of three new schools this academic year. The openings marked completion of a $60 million expansion program begun under a bond issue approved by voters two years ago.

JACKSON — A federal judge has again postponed sentencing for the only executive convicted in the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants, and a legal expert said the continued delays could mean he’s cooperating in an ongoing investigation. Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty in December 2009 to conspiracy and admitted he knowingly hired illegal immigrants at a Howard Industries plant in Laurel, where more than 600 workers had been detained in a raid the year before. Gonzalez, who was the personnel director at the plant, is the only company official charged in the case so far. His sentencing has been delayed four times without public explanation. It was most recently scheduled for next week, but U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett canceled that in

Prosecutors and defense attorneys refused to say if Gonzalez is cooperating in a broader investigation or discuss reasons for the delays. However, the delays have come after prosecutors filed sealed motions in the case. an order issued Wednesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys refused to say if Gonzalez is cooperating in a broader investigation or discuss reasons for the delays. However, the delays have come after prosecutors filed sealed motions in the case. Mississippi College School of Law professor Matt Steffey said the sealed documents, coupled with the sentencing delays, could mean Gonzalez is cooperating with prosecutors in hopes of getting a reduced sentence. “There may be other explanations ... but chances are, since the prosecutor is filing the motions, and he’s filing them under seal, I think it’s a reasonable inference that he’s

cooperating in an ongoing investigation.� After Gonzalez pleaded guilty last year, attorney Frank Trapp, who has filed motions in the case on behalf of Howard Industries, told The Associated Press that no other Howard executives knew the company employed illegal immigrants. In a court filing in May, months after Gonzalez pleaded guilty, Trapp wrote that the company “understands that the Government’s investigation is ongoing.� Trapp said Thursday in an e-mail that he stands by the statement that no other Howard Industries executives knew illegal immigrants were working at the plant.

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Fund adviser being paid with BP cash NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A law professor being paid $950 an hour with BP’s money has declared that the czar of the $20 billion claims fund for Gulf oil spill victims is independent of the oil giant. Fund administrator Ken Feinberg said Thursday he has agreed to pay New York University professor Stephen Gillers for his advice. Since being hired, Gillers has written a letter stating that Feinberg is neutral and not subject to BP’s direction or control. Feinberg said the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, created to administer payments from the fund to people and businesses, is billing BP for Gillers’ services. Some victims, lawyers and state officials unhappy with

the claims process have questioned Feinberg’s independence and suggested he is a pawn in a BP effort to limit its liability. A statement Thursday from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility said Feinberg asked Gillers for advice about a Nov. 24 letter from Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy� Caldwell questioning the independence of the fund and Feinberg’s role as the independent administrator. In a letter to Feinberg, Gillers wrote: “You are not in an attorney-client relationship with BP. You are an independent administrator and owe none of the attributes of the attorneyclient relationship (e.g., loyalty, confidentiality) to BP. By ’independent’ I mean (and I think

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

JACK VIX SAYS: Celebrate, but don’t drink and drive.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 William Stanton takes into partnership his son, William Jr.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Valley freight trains collide near Lorman. Engineer Grief is killed and Engineer Craine seriously hurt.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Julius Ruhman, well-known citizen, dies. • Joe Hornthal is mentioned as a possible candidate for justice of the peace.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Teddy Stout comes from Jackson to spend three days. • Marion Marshall is chosen president of the local policemen’s union.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Bishop T.D. Bratton begins a series of lectures on the Bible at the YMCA. • Hugh L. Calvin announces his candidacy for supervisor of the second district.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Sixty members of the Chamber of Commerce are nominated for their doctorate. Of this number, six will be elected. • Emmett Ward undergoes surgery in a New Orleans hospital. • The City of Vicksburg is considering purchase of the Vicksburg Gas Company properties.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 The Mississippi-Alabama Dixie National Guard Division expects to enter federal service with 12,000 men and raise this number by 2,100 by March 1. • “Born Yesterday,” a comedy, opens at the Little Theatre.

OUR OPINION

Ethanol

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dalrymple and children are visiting relatives in Shreveport, La. • Bettie Davenport is named executive secretary of the United Fund organization effective Jan. 1, 1961. • James Gray dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Trichell announce the birth of a daughter, Connie Louis, on Jan. 2.

Automobile drivers take notice If the current Congress worries that it’s unpopular now, wait until American motorists start being stranded by the side of the road. That’s not a far-fetched outcome of the mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency that the nation use more ethanol. The only real way to meet the federal requirement is to up the blend of ethanol in gasoline to 15 percent from the current 10 percent. And that, say the manufacturers of engines in everything from automobiles to lawn mowers, could lead to extensive damage to older engines, and even to newer ones. This Congress, many of whose members will be replaced next month, failed to block the EPA order, and instead upped the subsidy for ethanol in next year’s budget. It did this even though ethanol has lost credibility as an energy saver. The energy expended in raising the corn and processing it into ethanol wipes out any savings achieved through gasoline/ ethanol blends. Even former Vice President Al Gore, who once

touted ethanol as a replacement for crude oil, questions its value. And yet federal regulators march on, with the backing of this Congress, pushing ethanol and the subsidies that keep voters in the farm states loyal to the corn-based fuel’s champions, such as Iowa’s GOP Sen. Charles Grassley. But voters in places other than Iowa may have cause to punish the ethanol enthusiasts. A lawsuit filed against the EPA this week by engine manufacturers, including automakers, warns that the higher blend of ethanol may destroy many internal combustion engines. Automakers warn that engines built before 2001 are not designed to burn ethanol, and are particularly at risk if motorists put the higher blend in their tanks. Further, the engine manufacturers say not enough testing has been done to assure that even newer engines are safe to use the 15 percent blend. And mechanics say the small engines used in string trimmers, lawn mowers, chain saws and out-

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

board boat motors are particularly vulnerable. Once again in their zeal to save the planet, the EPA regulators are moving their mandates ahead of technology. The next Congress has to step in. Or more accurately, step out. It created the ethanol mandates and subsidies ostensibly as a green initiative. But now it is little more than a handout for farmers, who have seen corn prices rise to $4 a bushel largely because of the government-created demand from fuel producers. That could be written off as just another harmless government boondoggle, until now. But if consumers start paying an additional ethanol tax in the form of sputtering lawn mowers and stalled automobiles, it becomes a far more objectionable matter. At the very least, the EPA’s increased ethanol requirements should be rolled back. After that, the new Congress should get serious about dropping ethanol subsidies.

Mrs. Thomas Kell, Tallulah resident, dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Boyd announce the birth of a son, Martin Thomas, on Dec. 30. • Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Tramble and children are visiting relatives in Memphis.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Elwood J. Flowers announce the birth of a son, Frank William, on Dec. 31. • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hallberg III are the parents of a daughter, Melanie Elizabeth, born Dec. 31.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Mayor Robert Walker and state Rep. George Flaggs promise Hamilton Heights residents they will contact the state and federal officials to discuss a buyout offer residents say is too cheap to take. • Sister Mary Ita Hardy, R.S.M., dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Snow begins to fall in Vicksburg, and accumulations of 1 inch are predicted. • Vicksburg native Paul Turner Bowie dies in Wilmington, N.C.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Obama’s next gamble will be with health reform, Social Security WASHINGTON — The main achievements of the lame-duck session of Congress were reminders of what might have been. President Barack Obama gave something to get something. To secure a second stimulus, he accepted Republican economic methods. To pass the New START treaty, Obama offered assurances to Republican senators on nuclear modernization and missile defense. Contrast this to health care reform, imposed in party-line maneuvers that left an aftertaste of ideological radicalism. The American political system, it turns out, was not broken — just poorly used for nearly two years. But the lame-duck session was also a preview of conflicts to come. The defeat of the omnibus spending bill — a trillion-dollar, earmarkladen declaration of congressional imperviousness to public sentiment — was exactly the sort of fight Republicans are spoiling to repeat. Which leaves a vacationing President Obama with his largest strategic decision since choosing to pursue health reform at all costs. In his State of the Union address, he will take a first cut at the economic message he carries to re-election or defeat. Some of that message is predictable. Obama is likely to propose a

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Only two proposals currently under discussion would reshape the American economic debate as well as the president’s public image: reform of the tax code or reform of entitlements.

multiyear cap or freeze on discretionary spending. But there is no way he can outbid Republicans when it comes to cuts. The president is also likely to endorse budgetary reforms such as an earmark ban. All of this would be useful; none of it decisive. Only two proposals currently under discussion would reshape the American economic debate as well as the president’s public image: reform of the tax code or reform of entitlements. Both are necessary, difficult and politically deceptive. Overhauling the tax system seems the easier approach. It isn’t. Most serious plans, including the options raised by the president’s debt commission, would broaden the tax base, consolidate and lower rates,

and eliminate most tax deductions and exemptions. But even a revenue-neutral tax overhaul creates a complicated system of winners and losers. Especially if the mortgage interest deduction, the charitable deduction and the child tax credit are modified or eliminated, the losers know immediately who they are. The winners must be persuaded of abstract, future benefits. Republicans would have an easy time criticizing a thinly disguised tax increase for millions of Americans. It would seem like another Obama overreach that fundamentally changes the economy in frightening ways — confirming an image that the president desperately needs to change. The other option, entitlement

reform, seems more politically dangerous. It is actually more promising. Medicare is the main policy challenge here, because rising health costs are the primary cause of unsustainable entitlement commitments. But Medicare reform — the topic of intense, ideological debate — is a political nonstarter. While Social Security is a relatively small contributor to future deficits, reforming it would be a large symbol, and a logical place to begin. A member of the House Republican leadership recently told me that bipartisan Social Security reform could be written “on the back of a napkin” — which is essentially what Obama’s debt commission did. It set out a plan that would cut benefits for high-income earners, make the payroll tax more progressive and gradually raise the retirement age (with a hardship exception for those engaged in manual labor). Obama’s liberal base contends that the Social Security trust fund is not in immediate trouble. But this argument depends on an elaborate accounting trick. The trust fund is not filled with assets — gold bullion and Apple stock. It is filled with debt issued by the government to itself. The surpluses of the trust

fund are actually liabilities for the government as a whole. And these illusory surpluses are regularly used to subsidize the rest of the budget. The scheme begins to collapse in 2037, when promised benefits for Social Security recipients will suddenly drop by a quarter — unless the system is reformed. If Obama pursues Social Security reform, liberals are threatening a serious political revolt — a genuine risk. But Obama’s urgent political need is to polish his image among Independents on spending and debt. And this won’t happen by being risk averse. Social Security restructuring is not the obvious choice for Obama, but it is the smart one. It is achievable. It would invest Republican leaders in a constructive national enterprise. It would reassure global credit markets that America remains capable of governing itself. It would result in a more progressive, sustainable system. And it would make a dramatic, timely political statement: that the president is capable not only of expanding government but of reforming it.

• Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Remaining eyesoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

New Orleans moves to get rid of last 221 FEMA trailers NEW ORLEANS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The era of the FEMA trailer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; might be drawing to a close in New Orleans. Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining residents to be out by the start of 2011 or face steep fines. New Orleans once had more than 23,000 FEMA trailers, and for many people still living in them, they are akin to permanent homes. These residents say they will find it hard to make the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadline. Edwin Weber Jr., 62, lives with his brother in a trailer crammed with stuff. He was seething at a â&#x20AC;&#x153;notice of violationâ&#x20AC;? letter taped to his door shortly before Christmas. The letter said he would be fined â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up to $500 a day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless he took â&#x20AC;&#x153;immediate actionâ&#x20AC;? to move out. He said the notice was â&#x20AC;&#x153;worthy of Ebenezer Scrooge himself.â&#x20AC;? Engulfed by vines, Weberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trailer looks like a permanent fixture in the Gentilly Woods neighborhood in front of a home his family has owned since the 1950s. The house, Weber acknowledged, is still in bad shape. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got the gas on yet. But I got water and electricity, so it is livable,â&#x20AC;? he said, looking at the battered home. He reckoned he could move into the house, if they were forced to. The house was flooded by 6 feet of water, but after Katrina, he opted not to take federal housing aid, administered through the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Road

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Edwin D. Weber Jr. stands inside the FEMA trailer he shares with his brother Richard Weber, right, in New Orleans. Home program, because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust the bureaucracy handling the money. Insurance claims have paid for some repairs to the house, he said. He said the Federal Emergency Management Agency offered to house them outside the city, but they refused. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the big deal about trailers is,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like a hundred trailers is going to make the city look any worse than it is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like the city has been fixed

and repaired and these are the remaining eyesores.â&#x20AC;? Ann Duplessis, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy chief administrative officer, said city officials will be compassionate in considering each residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case but hope to have most of the trailers removed within three months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There might be some lingering, for that little old lady who has no place and no money,â&#x20AC;? she said. Still, she said the city will take a tough stance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These trailers were meant to be

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got about 91,860 units and Mississippi about 44,000. There are 106 FEMA trailers left in Mississippi. Across Louisiana, about 520 remain. According to FEMA, New Orleans got 23,314 trailers. The few remaining are on the hit list of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vowed to rid New Orleans of blight by eliminating 10,000 broken-down properties over the next three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This administration wants to turn a page on Katrina,â&#x20AC;?

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Continued from Page A1. authority will create a land trust to provide incentives for property owners to donate dilapidated homes or vacant lands, which would be redeveloped for sale or lease. Also in the new year, city officials are hoping to sponsor more community cleanup days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to keep the city clean and decent,â&#x20AC;? Mayfield said, adding a motion could come up as early as Tuesday, the first board meeting of the year. He said the cleanup would require volunteers, but big jobs that need forklifts and dumpsters would require city workers to be paid to work the extra hours. Officials are also touting the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterly first-time home-buyers program, which offers home-buying education and down payment assistance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get people through the program and get them creditworthy and we get them a turn key,â&#x20AC;? Winfield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citizens need to be concerned with the city because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to attract more people and businesses here,â&#x20AC;? he said.

temporary, not a permanent fixture.â&#x20AC;? She said many remaining trailer residents simply have not done enough to get out and refused to consider alternative housing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have to assume some responsibility for their decision,â&#x20AC;? she said. FEMA installed about 200,000 temporary housing units â&#x20AC;&#x201D; travel trailers, park models and mobile homes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on the Gulf Coast after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the region in 2005. Louisiana

said Gary Clark, a Dillard University political science professor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The FEMA trailer has become an icon of Katrina.â&#x20AC;? But some advocates fear Landrieuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zeal to eliminate blight will hurt poor people struggling to find their way in New Orleans more than five years after Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city in August 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The blight eradication program, if not done correctly, can become a poor-person eradication program,â&#x20AC;? said Lance Hill, the executive director of the Southern Institute for Education and Research, a race relations center based at Tulane University. He said many poor people were not given the help they needed to rebuild. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never had a resettlement agency in this city for five years.â&#x20AC;? The city is warning trailer residents that they are in violation of city zoning ordinances and that waivers granted after Katrina will not be renewed. A letter that Weber received said the city understands â&#x20AC;&#x153;the challenges residents have endured postKatrinaâ&#x20AC;? but that the trailers are blight. The trailers do stand out. Beaten up by weather and use, the white trailers often are streaked in grime and intrude on sidewalks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very, very serious about the need to get these trailers out of the city of New Orleans,â&#x20AC;? said Jon Johnson, a city councilman for eastern New Orleans and the Lower 9th Ward.

On the list The City of Vicksburg has listed 60 properties for demolition. â&#x20AC;˘ 2110 Baker St. â&#x20AC;˘ 349 and 359 Ford Road â&#x20AC;˘ 1314 East Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 512 Feld St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1510 Baum St. â&#x20AC;˘ 2112 Oak St. â&#x20AC;˘ 20, 24, 30 and 38 Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley â&#x20AC;˘ 1412 Jackson St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1107 Second North St. â&#x20AC;˘ 489 Hall Road â&#x20AC;˘ 2611 Royal St. â&#x20AC;˘ 723 Johnson Road â&#x20AC;˘ 270 Railroad Alley â&#x20AC;˘ 811 Bowman St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1612 Martin Luther King Blvd. â&#x20AC;˘ 2310 Pearl St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1500 East Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 1510 Marcus St. â&#x20AC;˘ 2604 Yerger St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1508 Military Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 1820 S. Frontage Road â&#x20AC;˘ Military Avenue PPIN 016822 â&#x20AC;˘ 36 Hicks Hill Lane â&#x20AC;˘ 2312 Pearl St. â&#x20AC;˘ 2334 Grove St.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Obama administration revoked the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to the United States Wednesday in a tit-for-tat diplomatic response to Venezuelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rejection of the U.S. choice to be the next envoy to the South American country. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Tuesday dared the U.S. government to expel his ambassador, saying he will not allow the U.S. diplomat, Larry Palmer, to be ambassador because he made what Chavez described as blatantly disrespectful remarks about Venezuela. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the government is going to expel our ambassador there, let them do it!,â&#x20AC;? Chavez said, adding: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to cut diplomatic relations, let them do it!â&#x20AC;? U.S. diplomats familiar with the situation said the decision to revoke Bernardo Alvarez Herreraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visa came after Chavezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to withdraw his approval of Palmer. The diplomats said Alvarez is currently not in the U.S. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. State Department spokes-

man P.J. Crowley said late Wednesday that the U.S. has taken â&#x20AC;&#x153;appropriate, proportional and reciprocal action.â&#x20AC;? Larry Palmer, who Palmer is awaiting Senate confirmation, angered Chavez by suggesting earlier this year that morale is low in Venezuelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military and that he is concerned Colombian rebels are finding refuge in Venezuela.

Chavez, whose economy relies heavily on oil sales to the United States, has accused Palmer of dishonoring the Venezuelan government by expressing concerns on several sensitive subjects â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including 2008 accusations by the U.S. Treasury Department that three members of Chavezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner circle helped Colombian rebels by supplying arms and aiding drug-trafficking operations. State Department officials addressed the diplomatic standoff in the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily briefing Wednesday.

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and economic issues. Its analysis is accepted among other policy experts in Washington, including economists in government. Many workers may believe their Medicare payroll taxes are going for their own insurance after they retire, but the money is actually used to pay the bills of seniors currently on the program. The Medicare system has worked for 45 years, with some fine tuning. But the retirement of the baby boomers, the first of whom become eligible for Medicare in 2011, threatens its solvency. Medicare covers 46 million seniors and disabled people now. When the last of the boomers reaches age 65 in about 20 years, Medicare will be covering more than 80 million people. At the same time, the ratio of workers paying taxes to support the program will have plunged from 3.5 for each person receiving benefits currently, to 2.3.

Unemployment filings at lowest level since ’08 business

WASHINGTON — Far fewer people are applying for unemployment benefits as the year ends, raising hopes for a healthier job market in 2011. Applications are at their lowest level since July 2008, the Labor Department said. They fell to 388,000 in the week ending Dec. 25, bringing the four-week average to 414,000. Until mid-October, the four-week average had been stuck above 450,000 most of the year. Economists say the number of people applying for unemployment benefits predicts where the job market will go over the next few months — so much so that they use this data to help forecast economic growth. “We’re starting to see a pickup in job growth,” says Conference Board economist Kenneth Goldstein. “We may even get to a point, conceivably by spring, where the consumer is going to say that it no longer feels like we’re still in a recession.”

Chrysler, Ford recall 165,000 trucks, SUVs WASHINGTON — Chrysler recalled about 150,000 trucks and SUVs on Thursday to address steering, air bag and potential stalling problems, while Ford recalled nearly 15,000 trucks and crossovers because of electrical issues. Chrysler Group LLC said it was conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems, which were posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. Chrysler owners can call 800-853-1403 and Ford owners can call 866-436-7332 for more information.

CVS to buy Medicare service for $1.25B WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. said it will pay $1.25 billion to Universal American Corp. for its Medicare prescription drug services unit. The drug store chain and

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tests against a sharp increase in fuel prices intensified and turned violent in Bolivia on Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators demanded President Evo Morales’ government repeal the hike. Demonstrators filled the streets in La Paz and other cities to protest the higher prices, which were announced suddenly on Sunday. Gasoline prices immediately soared by 73 percent and diesel prices went up by 83 percent, leading to a rapid increase in transport and food prices in the Andean country.

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Oil falls below $90 amid light trading NEW YORK — Oil prices slipped further below $90 a barrel today as investors took profits amid light yearend trading volume. Despite the fall, oil prices are set to end the year around 12 percent higher than where they started — a clear signal that the global economy has returned to growth following the worst recession since World War II. Crude has dropped this week from a 26-month high of $91.88 on Monday as some investors sought to take prof-

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Florida agriculture loses $273M in December freeze ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — December’s wave of unusually cold weather has destroyed much of Florida’s green beans and sweet corn, meaning shoppers will pay more at the grocery store and see more imports. Florida is the nation’s largest producer of green beans and sweet corn. The state lost $273 million from the December freezes alone — including nearly 9,000 acres of crops. The statistics are compiled only through Dec. 20, which means they don’t account for the problems caused by this week’s cold. An 11-day spell in January was one of the area’s coldest periods on record, and December has had an unprecedented trio of cold fronts. Gov. Charlie Crist extended

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dialysis, which officials say costs the state about $200,000 a year. Barbour agreed to release her because of her medical condition, but 38-year-old Gladys Scott’s release order says one of the conditions she must meet is to donate the kidney within a year. The idea to donate the kidney was Gladys Scott’s and she volunteered to do it in her petition for early release. National NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous thanked Barbour on Thursday after meeting him at the state capital in Jackson, calling his decision “a shining example” of the way a governor should use the power of clemency. Others aren’t so sure. Arthur Caplan, the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, has studied transplants and their legal and ethi-

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cal ramifications for about 25 years. He said he’s never heard of anything like this. Even though Gladys Scott proposed the idea in her petition for an early release and volunteered to donate the organ, Caplan said, it is against the law to buy and sell organs or to force people to give one up. “When you volunteer to give a kidney, you’re usually free and clear to change your mind right up to the last minute,” he said. “When you put a condition on it that you could go back to prison, that’s a pretty powerful incentive.” So what happens if she decides, minutes from surgery, to back off the donation? “My understanding is that she’s committed to doing this. This is something that she came up with,” said Barbour’s spokesman, Dan Turner. “This is not an idea the governor’s office brokered. It’s not a quid pro quo.” What happens if medical testing determines that the two are not compatible for a transplant? Turner said the sisters are a blood-type match, but that tests to determine tissue compatibility still need to be done. If they don’t match, or if she backs out, will she be heading back to prison? Legally, there should be no problems since Gladys Scott

volunteered to donate the kidney, said George Cochran, a professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law who specializes in constitutional matters. “You have a constitutional right to body integrity, but when you consent (to donate an organ) you waive that” right, he said. Other experts said the sisters’ incarceration and their desire for a transplant operation are two separate matters and should not be tied together. Dr. Michael Shapiro, chief of organ transplants at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and the chair of the ethics committee at the United Network for Organ Sharing, said the organ transplant should not be a condition of release. “The simple answer to that is you can’t pay someone for a kidney,” Shapiro said. “If the governor is trading someone 20 years for a kidney, that might potentially violate the valuable consideration clause” in federal regulations. That clause is meant to prohibit the buying or selling of organs, and Shapiro said the Scott sisters’ situation could violate that rule because it could be construed as trading a thing of value — freedom from prison — for an organ. Whatever the legal or ethical implications of Barbour’s

decision, it thrust him back into the spotlight, after his recent comments in a magazine article about growing up in the segregated South struck some as racially insensitive. In the article, Barbour explained that the public schools in his hometown of Yazoo City didn’t see the violence that other towns did, and attributed that to the all-white Citizens Council in Mississippi. Some critics said he glossed over the group’s role in segregation. He later said he wasn’t defending the group. The Scott sisters’ attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, said people have asked if Barbour, who is mentioned as a potential presidential contender in 2012, suspended their sentences for political reasons. “My guess is he did,” Lumumba said, but he still said the governor did the right thing. Mississippi Rep. George Flaggs, an outspoken Democrat in the state legislature and an African-American, scoffed at suggestions that Barbour’s motive was political and said the decision wasn’t an attempt to gloss over the magazine comments. Flaggs said Barbour suspended the sentences “not only to let this woman out of prison, but to save her life.” “If she doesn’t get a kidney, she’s going to die,” he said.

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Larrayne Holley Andress MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. — Larrayne Holley Andress, 89, of Mountain Brook, Ala., passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 2010. She was born June 22, 1921, in Jacksons Gap, Ala., to O.R. Holley and Hettie Mae Davis Holley. She attended Howard College, now Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and was a founding member of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Larrayne was a member of the Brookhill Forest Garden Club and a founding member of the Amulet Club. During World War II, she worked for the War Price and Rationing Board. She and Harry enjoyed their many friends at the Alabama Gulf Coast and were active part-time residents of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Larrayne was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Andress Jr., who lived in Vicksburg while in high school. Also preceding Larrayne in death were her parents; her sister, Elaine Holley Stone; and brother, Reginald Holley. Survivors include Larrayne’s grown children, Harry R. Andress III and Larrayne Davis Andress; sister, Winifred Daugh-

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LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Cloudy with heavy rains ending on Saturday; highs in the 50s, lows in the 50s

Continued from Page A1. actually happen.” And, Barbour said, the inmate wants to try to save her sister’s life. Barbour’s decision to suspend the life sentences of Jamie and Gladys Scott was applauded by civil rights organizations and the women’s attorney, who have long said the sentences were too harsh for the crime. The sisters are black, and their case has been a cause celebre in the state’s AfricanAmerican community. Their mother, Evelyn Rasco, who lives in Florida, told the NBC “Today” show this morning that the first word she had of their pending release came Thursday. “I just got very hysterical. I had to stop driving, I had to pull over to the side of the street because I was so excited,” she said in an interview from Pensacola. After 16 years in prison, Jamie Scott, 36, is on daily

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erty of Columbus, Ga.; and two brothers, B.N. Holley (Marie) of Birmingham and H.L. Holley (Doris) of Leeds, Ala. Visitation will be from 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Ala. The funeral service will be the same day at 3 p.m. in Southern Heritage Chapel, and the burial will follow at the adjoining Southern Heritage Cemetery, Pelham. The family expresses special thanks to Larrayne’s caregivers.

Florence Edrie Bowers Florence Edrie Bowers died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Bowers was born in Hazlehurst and was a resident of Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ambrose Davis; and one daughter, Tina Marie Davis. She is survived by three children, Bill Davis of California, Sidney Davis of Colorado and Carol Gober of Decatur; and other relatives and friends, including Robyn Hamby and Brooke Lott. Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson has charge of arrangements.

of 1967 and Utica Junior College. He also attended Milwaukee College in Milwaukee and was retired from the Milwaukee Transit System. He was preceded in death by his father, Percy Harris Sr.; and three aunts. Survivors include one son, Charles Leon Harris, Jr. of Milwaukee; three daughters, Yulonda Harris of Des Moines, Iowa, Angela Harris of Milwaukee and Gertrude Jackson of Waterloo, Iowa; his mother, Gertrude Harris of Vicksburg; two brothers, Percy Harris Jr. of Vicksburg and Johnel Harris of Aurora,

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 69º Low/past 24 hours............... 57º Average temperature......... 63º Normal this date................... 48º Record low..............10º in 1983 Record high............78º in 1951 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.53 inches Total/year.............. 44.68 inches Normal/month......5.95 inches Normal/year........ 52.37 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 1:24 A.M. Most active................. 8:26 P.M. Active............................. 2:41 P.M. Most active.................. 8:17 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:07 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:08 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:04

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 11.7 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 9.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 6.3 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 6.8 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.9 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.7 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.6 River....................................58.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 15.7 Sunday.................................... 15.7 Monday.................................. 15.8 Memphis Saturday....................................1.4 Sunday.......................................0.8 Monday.....................................0.5 Greenville Saturday................................. 18.1 Sunday.................................... 17.7 Monday.................................. 17.3 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 12.0 Sunday.................................... 11.7 Monday.................................. 11.4


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Word warriors vanquish â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;viral,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; expel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;epicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official: Viral went viral, and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been virtually vaporized. Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake Superior State University features the term linked to popular online video clips in its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s English for Misuse, Over-use and General Uselessness. The 2011 list, compiled by the university from nominations submitted from across North America throughout the year, was released today. Nominators did more than vanquish â&#x20AC;&#x153;viral.â&#x20AC;? They also repudiated Sarah Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;refudiate,â&#x20AC;? flunked â&#x20AC;&#x153;failâ&#x20AC;? and werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at all wowed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;wow factor.â&#x20AC;? In all, 14 words or phrases made the cut to be, well, cut from conversation. The call to banish viral was vociferous, garnering more nominations than any other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This linguistic disease of a term must be quarantined,â&#x20AC;? Kuahmel Allah of Los Angeles wrote in his submission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If one more thing goes viral, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m buying a Hazmat suit and moving into a clean-room.â&#x20AC;? Seconded Lawrence Mickel of Coventry, Conn.: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any mindless stunt or vapid bit of writing is sent by its creators whirling around the Internet and, once whirled, its creators declare it (trumpets here) â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;viral!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Enough already!â&#x20AC;? Lake Superior State spokesman Tom Pink said viralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death spiral mirrors the trajectory of the typical YouTube clip that becomes a momentary sensation and thus goes viral. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts out small, then grows and people get sick of it because they start hearing it everywhere,â&#x20AC;? Pink said. He said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s among a few entries on the list sentenced to the dialectical dungeon that â&#x20AC;&#x153;have to do with the way we communicate these days.â&#x20AC;? Another: Facebook or Google used as a verb. Other entries showed peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparent aversion to simple language, hence the call to â&#x20AC;&#x153;live life to the fullestâ&#x20AC;? when they could just live, promoting every foible or stumble to â&#x20AC;&#x153;fail,â&#x20AC;? or super-sizing every reasonably good time to an â&#x20AC;&#x153;epicâ&#x20AC;? event. Appropriately, Pink stopped short of describing this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s batch of submissions as â&#x20AC;&#x153;epic.â&#x20AC;? Rather, he viewed it as solid and typical â&#x20AC;&#x201D; based on more than 1,000 nominations, once he and his colleagues sorted out phrases previously banned in the listâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36-year history.

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Top Taliban commander killed, Afghan officials say KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Afghan and coalition troops killed a top Taliban commander in an overnight raid in northern Afghanistan, local officials said today, while NATO said two of its service members were killed in separate incidents. Once relatively peaceful, security in Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s northern provinces has deteriorated as

the Taliban, squeezed by U.S. and coalition operations focusing on militant strongholds in the south, has expanded its reach to other parts of the country. NATO said a joint force killed an insurgent and detained several suspects in the operation targeting a high-level Taliban leader in the Chahar Dara dis-

trict of Kunduz province. The coalition said it had not yet identified the slain militant, but said the operation targeted an insurgent believed to make roadside bombs and suicide vests, and to use anti-aircraft guns against NATO and Afghan forces. But district chief Abdul Wahid Omarkhel and the Kunduz gov-

ernorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman, Mabobullah Sayedi, said the overnight joint raid killed Maulvi Bahadar, who had been the Talibanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting shadow governor for Kunduz for several months. They said another four suspects had been arrested. Bahadar assumed the post after his predecessor, Abdul Rahman, left for neighboring

Pakistan, Omarkhel said. Omarkhel himself survived a recent assassination attempt when a powerful roadside bomb detonated as he passed by in a police vehicle on his way to his office. His predecessor had been killed several months earlier in a suicide attack in the neighboring province of Tahar.

Elite discovery

Millions gathering Jamestown unearths 400-year-old pipes worldwide to mark 2011 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Archaeologists at Jamestown have unearthed a trove of tobacco pipes personalized for a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of early 17th century colonial and British elites, underscoring the importance of tobacco to North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first permanent English settlement. The white clay pipes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; actually, castoffs likely rejected during manufacturing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were crafted between 1608 and 1610 and bear the names of English politicians, social leaders, explorers, officers of the Virginia Company that financed the settlement and governors of the Virginia colony. Archaeologists also found equipment used to make the pipes. Researchers believe the pipes recovered from a well in James Fort were made to impress investors and the political elite with the financial viability of the settlement. They are likely the rejects that failed to survive the ceramic firing process in a kiln. The find comprises more than 100 pipes or fragments. More than a dozen are stamped with diamond shapes and inscribed with the names or initials of luminaries including explorer Sir Walter Raleigh, who dispatched the colonists to the territory he named Virginia. He also is credited with popularizing tobacco in England and is said to have smoked a pipe just before being executed for treason in 1618. Other names include Capt. Samuel Argall, a major Virginia Company investor and governor of Virginia; Sir Charles Howard, Lord High Admiral of England; and Earl of Southampton Henry Wriothesley, a Virginia Company official who was also William Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major patron. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really brings the people back into the picture,â&#x20AC;? said Bly Straube, senior archaeological curator for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of artifacts that we can associate with types of people like gentlemen or women or children, but to find things like the pipe that bears the name Sir Walter Raleigh, I mean, my goodness. ... It just makes it very tangible and real.â&#x20AC;? The discovery casts light on the social, political and economic network behind the Jamestown venture that started in 1607, as well as the importance of tobacco to the settlement, said William Kelso, director of archaeological research and interpretation

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Jan. 1 Gator Bowl / Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) / 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Jan. 1 Rose Bowl / TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1) / 4 p.m. ESPN Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl / Oklahoma (11-2) vs. Connecticut (8-4) / 7:30 p.m. ESPN

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Complete Bowl schedule

Prep Basketball

Missy Gators finish tourney with a win By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

All over Stanford snaps UConn’s streak at 90 games/B3.

On TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN - Ring in the new year with some college football, as South Carolina takes on Florida State in the Chickfil-A Bowl in Atlanta.

Who’s hot SHANEQUA HILL

Vicksburg High basketball player had 15 points and eight assists in a 56-46 victory over Mendenhall on Thursday.

Southern Miss star Brown turning pro

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Southern Miss receiver DeAndre Brown has informed coach Larry Fedora that he plans to declare for the NFL draft. Brown, a 6-foot-6 junior, missed much of the past season because of a leg injury, catching 16 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns. A highly recruited receiver from Ocean Springs, Brown had a spectacular freshman season in 2008, catching 67 passes for 1,117 yards and 12 TDs. But he broke his leg in the 2009 New Orleans Bowl, and has rarely been healthy since. He played in just six games this season, finishing with 19 receptions for 284 yards and three TDs. Fedora said he met with Brown’s family, and that “we support DeAndre’s decision and wish him nothing but the best in the future.” “It’s a family decision,” Fedora told The ClarionLedger. “We basically laid out all the facts as best I could with the pros and cons of coming out or staying in. At that point, he and his mother made a decision on what they think is best for DeAndre. I supported them either way.”

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 3-1-6 La. Pick 4: 8-7-4-8 Weekly results: B2

MENDENHALL — The Vicksburg Missy Gators lost all of a 19-point lead, but still were able to right themselves in the final three minutes to beat Mendenhall 56-46 Thursday in their finale at the Mendenhall Christmas Tournament. Vicksburg head coach Barbara Hartzog was elated to see her team come back to snap a three-game losing streak that had included losses to Lawrence County and Port Gibson at this tournament. “We started out with a bang and then we lost focus,” Hartzog said. “We got off so well and then we relaxed and things got real messy.” The Missy Gators scored the game’s first 13 points. It was 21-4 after one quarter

as Donyeah Mayfield and Shanequa Hill combined to score 14 of the team’s 21 points. Eight more points by Mayfield Donyeah extended the Mayfield VHS lead to 31-12 when Mendenhall’s Joselyn Sullivan scored the last four of the half to make it 31-16. “That was big,” Hartzog said. “They got hot after that.” Sullivan scored 11 of her game-high 29 points in the third quarter as Mendenhall continued to shrink the lead down to 39-36. A basket by Mendenhall’s Jollodie Williams tied the game at 44 with 4:12 left. At that point, the Missy Gators woke up.

Two steals by Hill led to baskets by Shaniqua Butler. Mayfield added a steal and basket to make it 50-44 with 2:33 to go. Two free throws by Mayfield and a basket by Hill put the game away. “We seem to put ourselves in these bad situations,” Mayfield said. “We slowed down at the end and got our focus back.” Mayfield led Vicksburg with 20 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and four steals. She had at least 15 points and 13 rebounds in all four games of the tournament. Hill had 15 points and eight assists. Butler finished with 13 points and five assists.

(B) Vicksburg 73, Mendenhall 35 Vicksburg (12-3) scored the first nine points of the game

and never looked back. It led 51-13 at the half and cruised to finish the tournament 3-0. Mychal Ammons had 27 points to pace Vicksburg. Josh Gaskins and Kienta Ross scored eight points apiece, while Dominique Brown and Rashad Gaines had seven. Mendenhall was led by Derrel Robertson with 12 points.

(B) Lawrence Co. 74, Warren Central 69 Warren Central missed a chance to finish the Mendenhall Tournament with a 3-0 record. WC coach Jesse Johnson blamed turnovers and missed easy shots for the loss that dropped Warren Central to 8-7 going into Tuesday’s Division 4-6A clash with Clinton. See Gators, Page B4.

COLLEGE Basketball

Rebels land big recruit, roll over Alcorn By The Associated Press OXFORD — Before Ole Miss added another win to its resumé Thursday, it added a potential star to its lineup. Former Memphis guard Jalen Kendrick, a Parade magazine All-American who left that program in November, has transferred to Ole Miss, coach Andy Kennedy announced. The 6-foot-6, 200-pounder from Atlanta will arrive in Oxford and begin practicing with the team next week, and will be eligibile to play for the Rebels next December. Kendrick was a consensus top-15 recruit, ranked the No. 8 player in the nation and the No. 2 small forward in the country by Rivals. com and the No. 15 player in the nation by Scout.com. He averaged 19.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in his senior season at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., in 2009-10. “We are pleased to announce that Jelan Kendrick has joined our program,” Kennedy said in a release. “Jelan is a very talented young man that was looking for an opportunity to start anew. His talent has never been questioned with versatility being his greatest strength. After visiting with him and his family, we are excited about his future as an Ole Miss Rebel.” Meanwhile, the current group of Rebels notched their 10th victory of the season by blowing away Alcorn State. Chris Warren scored 24 points to lead four Ole Miss players in double figures as the Rebels rolled past the Braves, 100-62. Warren was 8-of-11 from the floor and added six assists for the Rebels (103). Zach Graham scored 18 points, Dundrecous Nelson had 17 and Demarco Cox

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Mullen gets new contract By David Brandt The Associated Press Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has agreed to a new contract that will pay him an average of $2.65 million over the next four years. The $10.6 million deal has a $1.4 million buyout, according to MSU spokesman Joe Galbraith. The contract is subject to approval of the state’s college board, though that confirmation is usually a formality. “I want to be at Mississippi State, and Mississippi State wants me,” Mullen said. “So everybody ends up happy.” Mullen has a 13-11 record in two seasons at Mississippi State, but the program showed substantial improvement this fall, finishing the regular season with Dan an 8-4 record. Mullen The 21stranked Bulldogs face Saturday Michi12:30 p.m. gan ESPN2 in the Gator Bowl, Gator Michigan vs. Bowl on Mississippi St. Saturday. Mullen said his assistant coaches will also receive raises. “We believe this contract is extremely competitive nationally,” MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “Coach Mullen has shown great leadership at Mississippi State over the past two years. He and I share a vision of what we want this program to become, and that’s among the best in the country.” The new contract gives a big pay raise to Mullen, who was hired at a base salary of $1.2 million per year. Stricklin and Mullen have been in contract talks for a few months, with the negotiations becoming more intense since the Bulldogs ended the regular season with a win over Ole Miss. In the meantime, Mullen’s name was linked to several coaching searches including Miami and SEC rival Florida. “I never had any doubt that a deal would get done,” Stricklin said. “We were always on the same page. It just takes some time to work out details.” Both Stricklin and Mullen said they’ve discussed facility upgrades, including a new building that will house all of the program’s operations, and possibly expanding Scott Field, which has a capacity of just over 55,000. MSU sold out every home game this season.

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Ole Miss guard Nick Williams (20) is defended by Alcorn State’s Tony Eakles (30) during Thursday’s game in Oxford. Below, Alcorn’s Keith Searcy drives past Ole Miss guard Will Bogan. Ole Miss beat Alcorn 100-62.

On B4 • Southern Miss hangs on to beat Savannah State • UConn women’s streak snapped at 90 games added 11. Ole Miss played without Trevor Gaskins, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Reginald Buckner, who is out with a knee injury. Buckner leads the Rebels in rebounds and blocked shots. Ole Miss led 25-21 with 6:36 left in the first half as it struggled with the revamped lineup. The Rebels closed with surges of 12-0 and 9-0 to take a 49-30 halftime lead. The Braves never got closer than 15 points in the second half. Ole Miss led by as many as 40, the final score coming on Will Bogan’s layup with 1:22 left. Marquiz Baker scored 18 points and Ian Francis had 17 to lead Alcorn State (0-10).


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NBA Celtics star Garnett to miss two weeks BOSTON — Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett could miss two weeks with a strained right calf. General manager Danny Ainge said the injury is unrelated to a right knee injury that required surgery and forced Garnett to miss the 2009 playoffs. Garnett, who is averaging 15.4 points and a team-leading 9.8 rebounds, was hurt when he jumped for a dunk with 2:38 left in the first quarter of a 104-92 loss at the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with a 24-6 record but have lost two of their last three games after winning 14 in a row. They host New Orleans this afternoon.

Spurs clip Mavs in West showdown DALLAS — Tim Duncan bounced back from one of the least productive games of his career to score 17 points and reserve Gary Neal had 21, sending the San Antonio Spurs to a 99-93 victory over the Dirk Nowitzki-less Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night in a showdown between the top two teams in the Western Conference. Nowitzki missed a second straight game because of a sprained knee, and Dallas has lost them both after winning 17 of 18 with its leading scorer in the lineup. Caron Butler scored a season-high 30 points, but Dallas blew an early lead and never regained it.

NFL Jags QB Garrard out for season finale JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right middle finger. Team spokesman Dan Edwards said Garrard had surgery to repair a tendon disruption and a ligament rupture. The Jaguars placed the quarterback on injured reserve Thursday. Garrard said Wednesday that rehabilitation is expected to take two months.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 31 1974 — Catfish Hunter, baseball’s first free agent, signs with the New York Yankees. 1988 — A blinding fog rolls in during the second quarter of the Chicago Bears’ 20-12 NFC semifinal victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago. The fog obscures the game from most of the 65,534 fans present and a national television audience that could watch only ground-level shots. 2003 — Englishman Rhys Lloyd kicks a 42-yard field goal with 23 seconds left to give Minnesota a 31-30 victory over Oregon in the Sun Bowl. The Golden Gophers finish the year 10-3, their first 10-win season since 1905. 2004 — Louisville snaps Boise State’s 22-game winning streak in the highest-scoring Liberty Bowl ever. The Cardinals (11-1) hold off the Broncos 44-40 to match a school record for victories in a season.

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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

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

Pct .867 .667 .467 .267

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

Pct .733 .733 .333 .267

PF 334 344 262 315

PA 223 263 291 382

Dec. 27 Independence Bowl....................................Air Force 14, Georgia Tech 7

Pct .667 .533 .467 .267

PF 356 408 379 316

PA 295 294 361 438

Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.................................................................Illinois 38, Baylor 14

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W y-Philadelphia..... 10 N.Y. Giants......... 9 Washington......... 6 Dallas.................. 5 W x-Atlanta............. 12 x-New Orleans... 11 Tampa Bay......... 9 Carolina.............. 2

East

L 5 6 9 10

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl........................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl.......................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21 Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl........................... Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28 Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl.......................................................... Boise State 26, Utah 3

Thursday’s Scores EAST

Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl........................................... San Diego State 35, Navy 14 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl................................................................. Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35

BYU 90, Buffalo 82 Bucknell 74, Dartmouth 57 Columbia 74, Maine 71 Villanova 78, Temple 74

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

SOUTH

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl............. North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7

Alabama St. 61, Albany, Ga. 53 Charlotte 64, Mercer 63 IPFW 83, Centenary 51 Iowa St. 60, Virginia 47 Memphis 88, Lipscomb 70 Miami 94, Pepperdine 59 Ole Miss 100, Alcorn St. 62 Morgan St. 67, Robert Morris 66 Murray St. 71, SIU-Edwardsville 46 Southern Miss 64, Savannah St. 54 SE Louisiana 76, Mississippi Valley St. 60 Tulane 93, Lamar 77 Virginia Tech 64, S.C.-Upstate 53

Dec. 28 Insight Bowl.............................................................. Iowa 27, Missouri 24 Dec. 29 Military Bowl..............................................Maryland 51, East Carolina 20

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl............................................. Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10 Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl........................................................Army 16, SMU 14 Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl........................................... Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34 Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT

T 0 0 0 0

South L 3 4 6 13

Thursday’s Games SE Louisiana 76, Mississippi Valley St. 60 Alabama St. 61, Albany, Ga. 53 Ole Miss 100, Alcorn St. 62 Today’s Game Grambling St. at Auburn, 4 p.m. Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Game Texas Southern at Baylor, 2:30 p.m.

2010 - 11 BOWL SCHEDULE

T 0 0 0 0

North

Pct .667 .600 .400 .333 Pct .800 .733 .600 .133

PF 426 377 288 380 PF 383 371 318 186

PA 363 333 360 423 PA 278 284 305 377

MIDWEST

Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl................................................ Washington 19, Nebraska 7 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 Noon ABC

Pct .733 .600 .400 .333

PF 331 378 268 342

PA 276 237 328 356

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

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 ——— Sunday’s Games 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. End regular season ———

PF 283 294 267 282

PA 312 401 339 396

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

W y-Chicago........... 11 Green Bay.......... 9 Minnesota........... 6 Detroit................. 5

L 4 6 9 10

T 0 0 0 0

West

NBA

Central Division L 10 17 18 21 24

Pct GB .800 — .563 7 .406 12 .355 13 1/2 .281 16 Pct .735 .636 .618 .367 .267

GB — 3 1/2 4 12 15

Pct .667 .433 .400 .344 .250

GB — 7 8 10 13

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

7 p.m. Fox

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

11 a.m. ESPN

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

8 p.m. ESPN

L 4 7 14 16 18

Pct GB .875 — .774 3 1/2 .563 10 .484 12 1/2 .438 14

L 11 11 13 16 25

Pct .667 .667 .581 .515 .242

GB — — 3 5 14

Pacific Division

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Chicago.........................20 Indiana...........................13 Milwaukee......................12 Detroit............................11 Cleveland.......................8

7 p.m. ESPN

Northwest Division

CLINCHED: Chicago, NFC North and a first-round bye; Philadelphia, NFC East; Atlanta, playoff spot; New Orleans, playoff spot. ELIMINATED: Arizona, Carolina, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, San Francisco, Washington. ATLANTA — Clinches NFC South and a first-round bye with: 1) Win or tie OR 2) New Orleans loss or tie — Clinches homefield advantage with: 1) Win or tie OR 2) New Orleans loss or tie and Chicago loss or tie CHICAGO — Clinched the NFC North and a first-round bye and clinches homefield advantage with: 1) Win and Atlanta loss and New Orleans loss or tie NEW ORLEANS — Clinches the NFC South and homefield advantage with: 1) Win and Atlanta loss GREEN BAY — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win OR 2) Tie and N.Y. Giants loss or tie and Tampa Bay loss or tie OR 3) N.Y. Giants loss and Tampa Bay loss NEW YORK GIANTS — Clinch a playoff spot with: 1) Win and Green Bay loss or tie OR 3) Tie and Green Bay loss and Tampa Bay loss or tie TAMPA BAY — Clinches a playoff spot with: 3) Win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie and Green Bay loss or tie OR 4) Tie and N.Y. Giants loss and Green Bay loss ST. LOUIS — Clinches NFC West with: 1) Win or tie SEATTLE — Clinches NFC West with: 1) Win

L 9 12 13 19 22

Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl...............Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

W Oklahoma City...............22 Utah...............................22 Denver...........................18 Portland.........................17 Minnesota......................8

NFC

Southeast Division

Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.........................................Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Southwest Division

CLINCHED: New England, AFC East and homefield advantage; Kansas City, AFC West; Baltimore, playoff spot; N.Y. Jets, playoff spot; Pittsburgh, playoff spot. ELIMINATED: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Oakland, San Diego, Tennessee. PITTSBURGH — Clinches AFC North and a first-round bye with: 1) Win OR 2) Tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR 3) Baltimore loss BALTIMORE — Clinches AFC North and a first-round bye with: 1) Win and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR 2) Tie and Pittsburgh loss INDIANAPOLIS — Clinches AFC South with: 1) Win or tie OR 2) Jacksonvile loss or tie JACKSONVILLE — Clinches AFC South with: 1) Win and Indianapolis loss

W Miami.............................25 Orlando..........................21 Atlanta...........................21 Charlotte........................11 Washington....................8

4 p.m. ESPN

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

W San Antonio...................28 Dallas.............................24 New Orleans.................18 Houston.........................15 Memphis........................14

AFC

L 6 14 19 20 23

Jan. 1 Rose Bowl................................................... TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1)

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

NFL Playoff Scenarios

W Boston...........................24 New York.......................18 Philadelphia...................13 Toronto..........................11 New Jersey...................9

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

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................22 10 .688 — Phoenix..........................13 17 .433 8 Golden State.................12 19 .387 9 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................10 23 .303 12 1/2 Sacramento...................6 23 .207 14 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Games Orlando 112, New York 103 San Antonio 99, Dallas 93 Portland 100, Utah 89 Today’s Games New Jersey at Chicago, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 2 p.m. Golden State at Charlotte, 2 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 2 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Chicago, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games 8 Villanova 78, No. 25 Temple 74 10 Missouri 81, Old Dominion 58 16 BYU 90, Buffalo 82 19 UCF 68, Princeton 62 21 Memphis 88, Lipscomb 70 Today’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. at Indiana, 5 p.m. No. 4 Connecticut vs. South Florida, at Hartford, Conn., 5 p.m. No. 7 San Diego St. vs. Occidental, 3 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky at No. 22 Louisville, 11 a.m. No. 12 Purdue vs. Northwestern, 11 a.m. No. 13 Texas vs. Coppin St., 1 p.m. No. 14 Minnesota at No. 20 Michigan St., 3 p.m. No. 17 Kansas St. vs. North Florida, 1 p.m. No. 18 Texas A&M vs. McNeese St., 3 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 5 Syracuse vs. No. 15 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. No. 9 Georgetown vs. DePaul, noon Sunday’s Games No. 1 Duke vs. Miami, 6:45 p.m. No. 3 Kansas vs. Miami (Ohio), 5 p.m. No. 8 Villanova vs. Rutgers, noon No. 21 Memphis vs. Tennessee St., 2 p.m. No. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 5 p.m. No. 24 Vanderbilt vs. Davidson, 4 p.m. No. No. No. No. No.

Mississippi Schedule

Thursday’s Games Miss. College 84, Belhaven 75 Ole Miss 100, Alcorn St. 62 Millsaps 59, Rust College 56 Southern Miss 64, Savannah St. 54 SE Louisiana 76, Mississippi Valley St. 60 Today’s Games Belhaven vs. Rust, 1 p.m., at Jackson Mississippi College at Millsaps, 3 p.m., at Jackson Tougaloo at Freed-Hardman, 7 p.m.

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Saturday’s Game William Carey vs. Wooster, 4 p.m., at Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s Games Southestern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. William Carey vs. Embry-Riddle, 6 p.m., at Daytona Beach, Fla.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Tennessee.......... 1 0 1.000 9 3 Georgia............... 0 0 .000 10 2 Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 10 2 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 10 2 Florida................. 0 0 .000 9 3 South Carolina... 0 0 .000 8 3

PCT .750 .833 .833 .833 .750 .727

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 9 2 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 10 3 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 8 6 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 6 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 7 6 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 5 7 Thursday’s Game Ole Miss 100, Alcorn St. 62 Today’s Games Kentucky at Louisville, 11 a.m. E. Kentucky at Georgia, Noon Coll. of Charleston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Florida at Xavier, 3 p.m. Grambling St. at Auburn, 4 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Game Boston College at South Carolina, 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Davidson at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. LSU at Virginia, 4:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Ole Miss, 6 p.m.

PCT .818 .769 .571 .571 .538 .417

CONFERENCE USA

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 0 0 .000 13 0 1.000 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 11 2 .846 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 8 4 .667 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 8 5 .615 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Thursday’s Games Houston 85, Rogers State 48 UCF 68, Princeton 62 Tulane 93, Lamar 77 Memphis 88, Lipscomb 70 Tulsa 69, TCU 66 Southern Miss 64, Savannah St. 54 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Game Dallas Christian at SMU, 2 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tennessee St. at Memphis, 2 p.m. TCU at Rice, 3 p.m. Sam Houston St. at UTEP, 3 p.m. Marshall at St. Bonaventure, 3 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Tulane, 5 p.m.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference W L PCT Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 Prairie View........ 0 0 .000 Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000

All Games W L PCT 4 8 .333 3 6 .333 3 10 .231 3 10 .231 2 8 .200 2 9 .182 1 11 .083 1 12 .077 0 10 .000 0 12 .000

Bowling Green 70, UTSA 59 Cleveland St. 73, Loyola of Chicago 55 Detroit 79, Wis.-Green Bay 56 Wright St. 68, Wis.-Milwaukee 44 Youngstown St. 71, Ill.-Chicago 69

SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 69, South Alabama 57 Houston 85, Rogers State 48 North Texas 81, Ark.-Little Rock 69 Oklahoma 76, Cent. Arkansas 73 Tulsa 69, TCU 66

FAR WEST Arizona 76, Oregon 57 Cal St.-Fullerton 54, Pacific 51 Denver 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 52 Oregon St. 80, Arizona St. 58 UNLV 73, Cent. Michigan 47

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No. 9 Stanford 71, No. 1 Connecticut 59 No. 2 Baylor 101, Texas-Pan American 55 No. 3 Duke 71, Temple 64 No. 5 Tennessee 87, Rutgers 51 No. 6 West Virginia 62, St. Bonaventure 53 No. 7 Texas A&M 96, San Diego St. 52 No. 11 Kentucky 68, Tennessee-Martin 47 Michigan 64, No. 13 Ohio St. 51 No. 14 Iowa 68, Penn St. 59 No. 16 Notre Dame 91, Loyola Marymount 47 No. 19 Georgetown 75, Clemson 54 No. 20 Iowa St. 58, Prairie View 50 No. 23 Texas 81, San Diego 57 No. 24 Syracuse 90, Bryant 31 No. 25 Florida St. 92, Stetson 44 Today’s Games No. 8 UCLA at Washington, 4 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina at Gardner-Webb, 2 p.m. Saturday’s Game No. 24 Syracuse vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 5 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL Girls

VICKSBURG 56, MENDENHALL 46

Vicksburg 21 10 8 17 — 56 Mendenhall 4 12 20 10 — 46 Vicksburg (56) Donyeah Mayfield 20, Shanequa Hill 15, Shaniqua Butler 13, Farris 4, Burks 2, Boyd 2. Mendenhall (46) Jocelyn Sullivan 29, Norwood 7, Jones 6, Williams 4.

Boys

VICKSBURG 73, MENDENHALL 35

Vicksburg 25 26 15 7 — 73 Mendenhall 9 4 7 15 — 35 Vicksburg (73) Mychal Ammons 27, Ross 8, Gaskin 8, Brown 7, Gaines 7, Stamps 6, Gibbs 3, Grays 2, Ferguson 2, Cooksey 2, Carter 1. Mendenhall (35) Derrel Robertson 12, McClendon 6, Warren 5, Tillman 5, J. Robertson 3, Williams 3, Hodge 1.

LAWRENCE COUNTY 74, WARREN CENTRAL 69

Lawrence County 13 23 16 27 — 74 Warren Central 21 13 12 23 — 69 Lawrence County (74) Antonio Batiste 24, David Haynes 18, Juan Evans 14, Brandon Davis 13, J.J. Evans 5. Warren Central (69) Devin Thompson 20, Kourey Davis 13, Harper 9. Carson 8, Howard 7, Hood 5, Glass 4, Johnson 3.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-6 La. Pick 4: 7-2-8-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-1 La. Pick 4: 3-5-5-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-4 La. Pick 4: 6-9-4-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-4 La. Pick 4: 1-3-9-8 Easy 5: 7-10-12-24-30 La. Lotto: 5-6-8-9-13-34 Powerball: 3-16-18-20-37 Powerball: 30; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-1-6 La. Pick 4: 8-7-4-8 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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Favreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status still unsettled for finale

Jets fined $100,000 for tripping incident

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; At the end of a long, difficult season, Brett Favreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status for the finale is again in doubt. After overcoming so many injuries and other personal adversity to play every week of his storied 20-year career, Favre has been too beat up to play in two of the last three games. He got knocked out of the other one. The Vikings want him to give it one more try and start Sunday at Detroit, but by NFL concussion rules he first must be cleared by the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical staff â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and time is running out. Interim coach Leslie Frazier said Thursday that Favre hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t passed the first stage of the standard post-concussion testing. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a conditioning component to receiving clearance to return, if Favre can prove heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s symptom-free and functioning normally again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to see him play,â&#x20AC;? Frazier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no question about that.â&#x20AC;? Though he said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rule out Favre, Frazier also said Saturday would probably be the â&#x20AC;&#x153;cutoffâ&#x20AC;? for Favre

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The New York Jets are paying for their sideline shenanigans. The team was fined $100,000 by the NFL on Thursday for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi ordered players to form a sideline wall, then tripped Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nolan Carroll during a punt return earlier this month. The discipline was in response to the actions of Alosi, the Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strength and conditioning coach, and comments made by special teams coach Mike Westhoff, who accused other teams of employing similar sideline wall tactics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will comply with the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision,â&#x20AC;? the Jets said in a statement. Alosi â&#x20AC;&#x153;placed players in a prohibited area on the sideline to impede an opposing teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special teams players and gain a competitive advantage,â&#x20AC;? according to a statement by the league. The NFL called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;a competitive violation as well as a dangerous tactic.â&#x20AC;? Five inactive players were ordered by Alosi to stand together nearly shoulder-to-

to pass the tests. Favre has not been available to reporters since Dec. 20, when he made a surprise start on a sprained shoulder against Chicago, but got slammed to the cold turf during a sack by the Bears and left for good in the second quarter with the injury to his head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was one of the few times that I kind of went blank there for a while in my career,â&#x20AC;? Favre said after the game. He said, in explaining his decision that night to take the risk of playing, he wanted one more chance to play in front of Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a great run,â&#x20AC;? Favre said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think my stubbornness, hardheadedness and stupidity at the time has enabled me to play for 20 years and play the way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always approached it.â&#x20AC;? He also said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be OK if his career ended that way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hold no regrets,â&#x20AC;? Favre said. The three-time NFL MVP and career record holder in nearly every major statistical category for passing has said repeatedly this 20th season in the league will be his last.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre takes a whiff of smelling salts on the sidelines during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Philadelphia. Favre, who suffered a concussion last week in a loss to Chicago, has not been cleared to play in this Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale against the Detroit Lions. Though heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infamously changed his mind about retirement twice before and came close to quitting this year until the Vikings persuaded him to return in mid-August, Favre has sure had the look of a guy whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had enough. His record of 297 straight regular-season starts was snapped two weeks ago when his shoulder didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heal in time to play against the New York Giants. Even before all the beating heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken this month, Favre had endured

injuries to his ankle, chin, ribs, elbow and back. So his teammates, whether he plays Sunday or not, are inspired to finish strong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the championship we wanted him to ride off on, but a win I think would send him off in a good way knowing all the other things he achieved,â&#x20AC;? wide receiver Percy Harvin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play hard and try to get this win for him and try to get some momentum for our team going into this offseason.â&#x20AC;?

shoulder on the sideline in New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-6 loss to Miami on Dec. 12. Tight end Jeff Cumberland, one of the inactive Sal players, said Alosi Alosi had told them to do that all season. Alosi was first suspended without pay for the remainder of the season and fined $25,000 by the Jets for tripping Carroll, before being suspended indefinitely by the team after acknowledging he ordered the players to form the wall. The league fine caps one of several incidents for which the playoff-bound Jets have made negative headlines during a wacky season. Last January, Ryan was fined $50,000 by the team after he was caught on a cell phone camera flipping his middle finger at a fan in Florida. An embarrassed Ryan also had to answer questions about a foot-fetish report posted by the sports website Deadspin last week, saying repeatedly itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;a personal matter.â&#x20AC;?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

North Carolina tops Vols after wild finish Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Forcier ineligible for bowl

By The Associated Press For North Carolina, the crazy finish to the Music City Bowl was just another twist in a trying season that ended on a high note. Tennessee had a much different viewpoint, and an alltoo-familiar feeling. Casey Barth kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to send North Carolina past Tennessee 30-27 in a game that will be remembered much more for the crazy finish of regulation than how it ended Thursday night. The Volunteers thought they had capped coach Derek Dooleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season in Knoxville with a dramatic victory when the officials told them to return to the sideline and gave the Tar Heels one last chance to tie it in the fourth quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved in coaching for 37 years,â&#x20AC;? North Carolina coach Butch Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And when you stand on the sidelines, you get an opportunity to see an awful lot of bizarre things happen in a coaching career. This is going to have to be one of those games that I think ESPN Classic will probably be showing this 100 years from now.â&#x20AC;? Barth kicked a 39-yard field goal after officials reviewed what had been the final play of the game and decided to penalize the Tar Heels (8-5) for having â&#x20AC;&#x153;more than 11 menâ&#x20AC;? on the field. The Big Ten officiating crew also announced T.J. Yates had spiked the ball with 1 second left. That allowed Barth to run out and kick the field goal that tied it at 20. Barthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning kick in the second overtime completed a season marred by an NCAA investigation into agentrelated benefits and academic misconduct that eventually forced 14 Tar Heels to miss at least one game. Seven missed the entire season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes all of the NCAA violations away,â&#x20AC;? North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the trouble went away.â&#x20AC;? Tar Heels tight end Ryan Taylor said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never over with this team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was perfect for us to end this crazy season in a doubleovertime game,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. Tennessee (6-7) was stunned at the sudden switch in the final seconds. Tyler Bray threw a 25-yard TD in the first overtime, but Quan Sturdivant picked him off to end the Volsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; last chance in the second OT. It was the second time this season that a flag for too many

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North Carolina linebacker Quan Sturdivant (52) intercepts a pass as Tennessee fullback Channing Fugate looks on. North Carolina kicked a field goal after the resulting change of possession and beat the Vols in the Music City Bowl, 30-27 in double overtime. men on the field played a role in a Tennessee loss. The Vols lost to LSU on Oct. 2 when they got caught having too many defenders, giving the Tigers another chance to pull out a 16-14 win. Dooley said it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;chaos again.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a sick feeling when that thing hit zero because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t celebrate this time,â&#x20AC;? Dooley said. His Vols were celebrating. Just like LSU, a case of painful deja vu, officials told them it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The referee says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over, and they go back and review it and it is not,â&#x20AC;? Tennessee tight end Luke Stocker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is tough to deal with.â&#x20AC;? This will hurt much more. Vols defensive end Chris Walker, his eyes filled with tears after trying to compose himself, said most teams never have this happen to them. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened to the Vols twice in a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is just tough to swallow,â&#x20AC;? Walker said.

Army 16, SMU 14 Josh McNary scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown and

Army held on for its first winning season since 1996 by winning the Armed Forces Bowl. Army (7-6) had a 16-0 halftime lead on SMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home field, then ran out the final 4 minutes after Matt Szymanski was wide left on a 47-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Mustangs ahead. SMU (7-7) still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had consecutive winning seasons since resuming play in 1989 after being the only team ever given the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so-called death penalty.

Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34 Delone Carter ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Sales caught three long TD passes and Syracuse (8-5) got some help from a celebration penalty on Kansas State (7-6) in the first Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Adrian Hilburn slipped a tackle and raced to a 30-yard touchdown catch with 1:13 remaining to pull Kansas State within two. Hilburn saluted the crowd behind the visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dugout and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike

conduct, which pushed the 2-point conversion attempt back to the 17-yard line. Carson Coffman then overthrew Aubrey Quarles in the end zone.

Washington 19, Nebraska 7 Jake Locker bounced back from an injury and scored on a 25-yard run in the third quarter, and tailback Chris Polk ran for 177 yards and a score to help Washington beat listless Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. The Huskies (7-6) avenged a 56-21 loss to the Huskers (10-4) in Seattle on Sept. 18. The Cornhuskers piled up 533 yards of total offense in that game, including 383 rushing. While Washington was a winner in its first bowl game since 2002, the Huskers came out flat in their second straight Holiday Bowl appearance. They were manhandled on both sides of the line and imploded under 12 penalties for 102 yards. Washington outgained Nebraska 340 yards to 189, including 268 to 91 rushing.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michigan backup quarterback Tate Forcier is academically ineligible for the Gator Bowl against No. 21 Mississippi State, a person familiar with the ruling said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the school would only say Forcier â&#x20AC;&#x153;did not meet university standards.â&#x20AC;? Forcier, who was in Jacksonville for Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game, now is traveling back to Michigan. The sophomore threw for 597 yards and four touchdowns as Denard Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backup this season. He played in eight games, completing 64 percent of his passes and rushing 22 times for 51 yards and a touchdown. Forcier told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that he has struggled academically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been the greatest student,â&#x20AC;? Forcier told the newspaper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was always the kid who was street smart but not that smart classroomwise.â&#x20AC;? Forcier told the newspaper he needed to pass 14 credits this semester to remain eligible and took 16 credits â&#x20AC;&#x153;just in case I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do well in another class.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Devin Gardner becomes Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backup, potentially missing a chance to get a fifth season of eligibility. Gardner played in just two games early in the year and might be able to redshirt this season because of a back injury if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a snap in the Gator Bowl.

On TV Saturday 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 Gator Bowl, Michigan vs. Mississippi St. Gardner led Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondstring offense on Dec. 18 during a spirited scrimmage in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tate while Forcier Forcier watched â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just as he did in the season-opening win over Connecticut. After starting every game as a freshman last year ahead of Robinson, Forcier fell behind on the depth chart during spring drills and hurt his chances of competing for the job even more during summer workouts when defensive back Troy Woolfolk called him out for falling short of the seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectations. Forcier had to earn the right to have Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed wing decals on his helmet during training camp because coach Rich Rodriguez said he wanted to see some consistency from him for a few days in a row. When Gardner played in the opener against the Huskies, Forcier put a towel over his head on the sideline and his father said he told his son that day to stop pouting and vowed he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t transfer. Forcier stayed and played in eight games.

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USM survives scare from Savannah State

UConn’s streak ends with loss to Stanford STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maya Moore and everybody around UConn realized how much this meant to Stanford after several near misses against the mighty Huskies — one in the Final Four, another that cost the Cardinal the 2010 NCAA title. No. 1 Connecticut’s remarkable run is over, a 90-game winning streak stopped by an inspired Stanford squad determined to protect its own impressive mark: 52 straight home wins at Maples Pavilion. This time, the ninth-ranked Cardinal took the lead from the opening tip and kept firm hold of it until the final buzzer of a 71-59 victory Thursday night. “They forced us into some mistakes we haven’t made all year,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “Finally a team took advantage of the mistakes we made.” Stanford had been so close to UConn in the previous two meetings, blowing halftime leads and pondering what could have been for months — especially last April’s NCAA final that sent the Huskies to their second straight championship. The Cardinal took an early 13-point lead Thursday and never trailed. Moore’s 3-pointer with 10:50

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left cut Stanford’s lead to 48-44, then Kayla Pedersen answered moments later on the other end. Moore tried to will her team back late, scoring eight straight during one stretch. But she missed the front end of a one-and-one off the rim with 1:42 left that could have made it a four-point game. Pohlen sealed it with six free throws in the final 42.5 seconds. She shot 8-for-15 overall and had nine rebounds and six assists. Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 12 points and six rebounds, and Pedersen 11 rebounds to help Stanford to a 43-36 advantage on the boards. UConn fans accustomed to watching Auriemma’s team blow past opponents hadn’t seen a loss since the 2008 NCAA semifinals, when Stanford beat the Huskies 82-73 in the Final Four at Tampa, Fla. “At some point reality had to set in, and today reality set in,” Auriemma said. “I’m not destroyed about it. Winning that many games in a row, it’s unheard of.” These teams have a bit of a history. In last season’s title game, Stanford almost beat Moore and Co. but lost 53-47. It still bugs the Cardinal. That they won in the rematch shouldn’t have been a total surprise. Even Auriemma acknowledged he wasn’t sure

how the Huskies would match up. Stanford was unbeatable at home, had given the Huskies fits in past meetings, and UConn came close to losing to then-No. 2 Baylor last month. Jeanette Pohlen hit five 3-pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points for the Cardinal (9-2). Moore couldn’t find a rhythm until it was too late, held to 14 points on 5-of-

15 shooting and 4-for-11 from 3-point range. “I thought we let it get away from us,” Auriemma said. “I think the atmosphere and what was going on and when Maya couldn’t get going early. I think it affected the rest of our guys. We just didn’t play like ourselves. Give credit to Stanford. I think they played an unbelievably good game.”

in the first half. The second half saw the Cougars go to a three-quarter trap defense and the Vikings couldn’t handle it. The Cougars opened with a 9-0 run and led 40-34. The Vikings got within one, at 47-46, at the end of the quarter. With five minutes to go, Lawrence County was up 60-50. A 5-0 run by WC cut it to five,

but the Cougars answered to go up 69-61. Down five at 70-65 with 40 seconds left, Gerald Glass stole a pass and scored to make it 70-67. Lawrence County’s J.J. Evans’ hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Vikings couldn’t recover. “The 3-pointer really hurt,” Johnson said. “We got it down to three but then it went back

to six.” Antonio Batiste led Lawrence County with 24 points. David Haynes had 18, Evans 14, and Brandon Davis scored 13. The Vikings were led by Johnson, who finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Kourey Davis had 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds.

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Connecticut guard Tiffany Hayes (3) reacts after losing the ball during Thursday’s game against Stanford, which ended UConn’s 90-game winning streak with a 71-59 upset.

Gators Continued from Page B1. “I think I counted 17 missed layups,” Johnson said. “That was the difference in the game. We played well in the first half, much like we did the first two days. Then we started to make a whole lot of mistakes.” WC led 21-13 after one quarter and 34-31 at the half. Devin Johnson was a big factor early with 12 points and 10 rebounds

ON THE HUNT

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

Trevor Davis, a 12-year-old Vancleave resident, bagged this 8-point, 211-pound buck in northeast Warren County on Nov. 13. The buck had a 16-inch spread and 22-1/2 inch main beams. Trevor is the son of Brian and Leigh Davis of Vancleave, the grandson of James and Sherry Henry of Vicksburg and the great grandson on Thomas B. Henry of Vicksburg.

Bailey McMillian, 11, bagged this 8-point buck while hunting with his father in southern Warren County on Dec. 11. Customer ID:weighed swilson@vicksburgpost.com The deer 190 pounds and had a 17-3/4-inch spread. Order # 7367 Date:Levi 12/15/2010 12:13:43 McMillian, PM Bailey is the Order son of and Kenda and Breck and Delicia Jamison.

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Vicksburg resident Faith Thomas, 14, took down this 13-pointer while hunting with her grandfather Jessie Anderson at Choctaw Hunting Camp. The buck weighed 195 pounds.

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Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy has had his fill of Savannah State. The Tigers won the past two times the teams had met, and with less than 90 seconds to play Thursday night in the championship game of the Hardwood Club Holiday Tournament, they were in striking distance of the Golden Eagles. But Southern Miss hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final 74 seconds to grab a 64-54 victory. “The first thing I told their coach was that we were never playing you guys again,” Eustachy said. “This was not the kind of game I like being in, trust me. We were sweating to the end.” Gary Flowers, who was the two-day tournament’s most valuable player, scored 28 points and grabbed a careerhigh 15 rebounds. Flowers averaged 23.5 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots in wins over Mississippi Valley State and Savannah State. “From where he was at to where he has come, it’s a testament to how hard he’s worked,” Eustachy said. R.L. Horton added 13 points for Southern Miss (11-2), which is off to its best start since the 2000-01 season. Jovonni Shuler scored 19 points and Joshua Montgomery added 17 points for Savannah State (2-14). Savannah State (2-14) — which played 12 of its first 16 games on the road, including visits to Indiana, Cincinnati, Dayton, Clemson and Georgia Tech — stayed with the Golden Eagles in a first half that featured three ties and seven lead changes. The Tigers led by five points with 3:21 left in the half before Flowers and Angelo Johnson combined for all of the Golden Eagles’ points in a 12-2 run for a 30-25 halftime lead. “Flowers said it best, right

COLLEGE BASKETBALL before halftime, when he said, ‘Coach, these cats aren’t going away,”’ Eustachy said. A 10-1 spurt Gary to open the Flowers second half gave Southern Miss its largest lead at 40-26 with 14:17 left. But Savannah State cut the lead to 47-44 with 7:23 left. Savannah State cut the lead to three points on Preston Blackmon’s 3-pointer with 1:19 left, but Southern Miss’s Sai’Quon Stone hit four free throws, Flowers and D.J. Newbill added two foul shots each, and Johnson knocked down another for the win.

SE Louisiana 76, Mississippi Valley St. 60 Brandon Fortenberry scored 18 points and Trent Hutchin added 15 to lead Southeastern Louisiana over Mississippi Valley State in the consolation game of the Hardwood Club Holiday Tournament. The Lions (6-5) used a 25-for45 shooting effort (55.6 percent) to snap a three-game losing streak. Southeastern Louisiana led 20-16 with 7:42 left in the first half and finished the first 20 minutes on a 21-5 run, taking a 41-21 lead into halftime. D’Angelo Jackson, Paul Crosby and Cor-J Cox scored 13 points apiece for the Delta Devils (1-12), who have lost 14 of their last 16 games dating to last season. Hutchin nailed a 3-pointer with 10:50 to play to extend the Lions’ lead to 60-33 — their largest of the game. MVSU finished 20-for-60 from the floor (33.3 percent), including 5-for-21 from 3-point range.


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Falling Down” — An unemployed defense worker, Michael Douglas, goes on an armed rampage on a Los Angeles police detective’s, Robert Duvall, last day of work./7 on Encore n SPORTS College football — South Carolina takes on Florida State in the last college fooball game of 2010, the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta./6:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Michael Douglas “Blue Bloods” — The family questions Erin’s tactics when she tries to take down a gang leader by using his law-abiding brother as bait./9 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Sir Anthony Hopkins, actor, 73; Andy Summers, rock musician, 68; Sir Ben Kingsley, actor, 67; Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, 64; Donna Summer, singer, 62; Bebe Neuwirth, actress, 52; Val Kilmer, actor, 51; Don Diamont, actor, 48; Nicholas Sparks, author, 45; Joe McIntyre, pop singer, 38. n DEATH Roger Milliken — A South Carolina textile magnate who at one time was ranked among the nation’s wealthiest people and helped turn the state’s Republican Party into a powerhouse died Thursday. He was 95. Milliken & Co. spokesman Richard Dillard said Milliken died in Spartanburg surrounded by family. A cause of death was not immediately available. Friends and admirers said Milliken was a political force who built his family business into an industry giant, but someone who remained caring for those around him.

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Governor won’t allow Smith interview South Carolina’s new governor won’t grant Oprah Winfrey a prison interview she’s been trying to get for a decade with a woman who drowned her two young sons. Susan Smith is serving a life sentence for killing 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex in 1994 by strapping them into their car seats and driving the car into a pond. She has not been interviewed since being charged. On Susan Smith Wednesday’s show, a Winfrey staffer said she has been trying to arrange an interview. Winfrey suggested on the show that Gov.-elect Nikki Haley could change prison rules that prohibit media interviews. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said Thursday that Winfrey won’t get her wish. He said Smith got enough attention when she originally claimed she was carjacked before the truth came out.

IRS: Kilmer owes $500,000 in back taxes Val Kilmer owes nearly $500,000 in federal taxes, and a lien has been placed on the “Batman Forever” actor’s property, including a New Mexico ranch he’s trying to sell. The Internal Revenue Service filed the lien last month in Santa Fe for an assessment balance of $498,165 for 2008 income taxes. Kilmer has lived in New Mexico for two decades. He put his 5,300-acre Pecos River Ranch on the market for $33 million in 2009. Val Kilmer The ranch is now listed for sale at $18.5 million, down from $23 million in October. Kilmer also starred in movies including “Top Gun.”

Mellencamp, wife split after 20 years John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-yearold rocker said he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, are splitting up. Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say Thursday if the couple had filed for divorce. Merlis said the Mellencamps “are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with John Mellencamp and Elaine their accomplishments both as Irwin Mellencamp parents and as a family.” He says they will continue to raise their two children in Indiana. Mellencamp’s latest album, “No Better Than This,” was released earlier this year.

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IHOP drops lawsuit against church The International House of Pancakes has dropped its legal flap against a Missouri church over their shared initials. The Glendale-based flapjack chain accused the International House of Prayer in Kansas City over the church’s use of the initials on its website and in signs and events at its headquarters. IHOP, the restaurant, argued that might confuse customers and could link the pancake chain with the church. The chain dismissed its lawsuit last week in federal court in Los Angeles. IHOP spokesman Patrick Lenow told The Associated Press that the company dismissed the suit because it wanted to resolve the matter amicably.

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Pardon declined

Billy the Kid will remain Old West outlaw SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won’t be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said today, nearly 130 years after the gunslinger’s death. The prospect of a pardon for the notorious frontier figure drew international attention to New Mexico, centering on whether Billy the Kid had been promised a pardon from New Mexico’s territorial governor in return for testimony in killings he had witnessed. But the facts of the case didn’t support a pardon, Richardson said today. He had been formally petitioned to grant one. The proposed pardon covered the 1878 killing of Lincoln County Sheriff William Brady. Billy the Kid was shot to death by Sheriff Pat Garrett in 1881, a few months after escaping from jail. According to legend, Billy the Kid killed 21 people, one for each year of his life. But the New Mexico Tourism Department puts the total closer to nine. Richardson, the former U.N. ambassador and Democratic presidential candidate, waited until the last minute to announce his decision. His term ends at midnight tonight. The historical record on the pardon is unclear, and Richardson staff members told him in August there are no written documents “pertain-

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William Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, circa 1880 ing in any way” to a pardon in the papers of the territorial governor, Lew Wallace, who served in office from 1878 to 1881. Richardson said he decided against a pardon “because of a lack of conclusiveness and the historical ambiguity as to why Gov. Wallace reneged on his promise.” Sheriff Pat Garrett’s grandson J.P. Garrett and Wallace’s great-grandson William Wallace expressed outrage over a

pardon after Richardson set up a website in mid-December to hear from the public. The website was established after Albuquerque attorney Randi McGinn submitted a formal petition for a pardon. Richardson’s successor has criticized him for considering the pardon. “We should not neglect the historical record and the history of the American West,” Richardson said. His office received 809

e-mails and letters in the survey that ended Sunday, with 430 favoring a pardon and 379 opposed. Comments came from all over the world. McGinn argued that Wallace promised to pardon the Kid, also known as William Bonney or Henry McCarty. She said the Kid kept his end of the bargain, but the territorial governor did not. The Kid was a ranch hand and gunslinger in the bloody Lincoln County War, a feud between factions vying to dominate the dry goods business and cattle trading in southern New Mexico. Richardson has said the Kid is part of New Mexico history and he’s been interested in the case for years. He’s also pointed to the “good publicity” the state received over the pardon. J.P. Garrett of Albuquerque said there’s no proof Gov. Wallace offered a pardon — and might have tricked the Kid into testifying. He also said that when the Kid was awaiting trial in Brady’s killing, “he wrote four letters for aid, but never used the word ’pardon.”’ William Wallace of Westport, Conn., said his ancestor never promised a pardon and that pardoning the Kid “would declare Lew Wallace to have been a dishonorable liar.” Billy the Kid killed two deputies while escaping jail. McGinn’s request did not cover those deaths, but Richardson said he had to consider them in his decision.

Woman who said she was ‘Rosie’ in WWII poster dies at 86 in Michigan LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When a photographer snapped Geraldine Doyle’s picture in an Ann Arbor factory during World War II, the 17-year-old had no idea she would inspire others to contribute to the country’s war effort. Doyle said it took more than 40 years for her to learn that her image from that photo was placed on the illustrated “We Can Do It!” poster urging women to take on jobs traditionally held by the men fighting battles in Europe and the Pacific. Doyle died Sunday in Lansing at age 86. A memorial service is scheduled for Jan. 8. “She was definitely one of the Rosies,” said Sandy Soifer, executive director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, in referring to the fictional “Rosie the Riveter.” That was the name given to women working in plants during WWII. The image of the headscarfwearing woman with the flexed bicep beneath a rolledup shirt sleeve helped prompt scores of daughters, sisters and mothers to trade in the tools of housework for those of manufacturing and take jobs in plants across Michigan and the country. “It’s our belief that she is the model for the drawing that is most commonly used in the posters and on the products,” added Soifer. Doyle told the Lansing State Journal in 2002 that she didn’t realize the illustrated face on the poster commissioned by the U.S. War Production Coordinating Committee was her own until 1984, when she saw a reproduction of it in Modern Maturity magazine. “It was great for her when she finally learned about it,” Doyle’s daughter, Stephanie Gregg of Eaton Rapids, told The Associated Press. Gregg, 65, said her

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Geraldine Hoff Doyle holds Rosie the Riveter poster. mother was “very glamorous” as a young woman. The forgotten photo was taken in 1942 at a metal pressing plant about 33 miles southwest of Detroit. “There were other Rosies. She said she was the model for that poster,” said Gladys Beckwith, former director of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame. The poster was “symbolic of an active woman who was taking an active part in the war effort, and it was empowering for a woman to see that,” Beckwith said. “Rosie the Riveter” was the title of a popular 1940s song. Like the woman in the “We Can Do It!” poster, a woman holding a rivet gun in a Norman Rockwell painting was called “Rosie the Riveter.” Doyle herself didn’t spend much time at the factory, her daughter said.

celebrates her first birthday today, December 31. She is the daughter of Danon Vaughn and Reginald Thomas of Vicksburg. Her maternal grandparent is Dinah Allen Davis of Vicksburg. Her paternal grandparents are Shelda & Will T. Thomas of Vicksburg. Her maternal great grandparent is Linda Dates. Her paternal great grandparents are Mary Lee Fuller & the late Eugene Fuller.

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Teen’s grieving sister claims school failed to stop bullying Dear Abby: I just lost my 15-year-old sister to bullying and the school here is not doing anything about it. There have been a number of suicides due to this behavior. I want schools to realize they need to take action before someone else gets hurt. Bullying isn’t a harmless prank and it should be taken seriously. I have heard of a bullying law in some schools, but it needs to be in ALL schools. I should not have to bury my sister at such a young age. Abby, can you please get a message out to schools and their students about bullying? Thank you. — Grief-Stricken Sister in Michigan Dear Grief-Stricken Sister: Please accept my deepest sympathy not only for the untimely loss of your sister, but also the tragic circumstances surrounding her death. Although bullying is something that has gone on for generations,

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in recent years school boards have only begun to realize what a serious and pervasive problem it truly is and have instituted zero tolerance policies. In many schools where student suicides have occurred, the administration has provided grief counseling and programs to sensitize students and faculty in order to prevent it from happening. If that isn’t being done in your community, the parents should be very worried. Dear Abby: What do you say to a person who never stops talking? A friend does

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Wishing for something in particular to happen is one thing, but believing it will occur just because you want it to is another. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Being restless might intensify your ambitions, but if it causes you to engage in an activity you’ve never tried before, tread softly. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Behaving in a competitive fashion might arouse the brinksmanship of another, which could catch you off guard. Aries (March 21-April 19) — For some people it’s a day to make plans for the future, and you might be one of those folks thinking ahead. It’s okay to do so, but try to be realistic instead of an impractical dreamer. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Achieving success with your plans for the day is within your reach, as long as you don’t trip over your own feet. Pursue each thing realistically and you’ll reach your goal. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Being indifferent about what is going on around you may cause you to drift into unfriendly waters and run aground. If you’re smart, you’ll consistently check the haps. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Allowing others to manipulate you in order to keep peace may seem like a good idea, but if they are drawing you into complicated developments one step at a time, you’ll regret keeping mum. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Under no circumstances should you make a decision without having all the facts, even if it’s merely involving a social situation. Impulsive judgments could cause avoidable problems. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Household troubles that require serious knowledge should be left up to the experts. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful not to overtax yourself trying to keep up with a strenuous activity you’ve never done before. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If at all possible, temporarily shelve a disagreeable task that requires attention until another day when you’re not so tired. Doing it now just because it’s staring you in the face is unnecessary. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be smart, and control events instead of letting them control you.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’ve got a very serious problem and need your help. I’m 16 and an honorable young lady. I’m involved in community activities, a good student and a youth leader in my church. I’m not overstating when I say I’m reliable, honest, love my family (including my pet dog) and have never been in any kind of trouble. My father is a bank manager and my mom is a registered nurse. They’re very proud of me. About two years ago, my then best friend who has since moved away, had a boyfriend who was experimenting with marijuana. She asked him for two marijuana cigarettes, so he gave them to her. She showed them to me, and we were both in awe that we were holding marijuana in our hands. My friend asked me if I wanted to keep one for a souvenir, and I said yes. I was going to show it to another friend and then get rid of it, so I hid it in my room. Well, my best friend moved away and my other friend and I sort of drifted apart, so I never did show her the cigarette, which was in the bottom of my dresser drawer. Two days ago, my dad was painting my bedroom and all my furniture had to be moved into the hall. My mother took out the dresser drawers because the dresser was too heavy to move by itself. She dropped the drawer that contained the hidden marijuana cigarette, and everything spilled out — including you know what. When she saw it on the floor, she let out a scream that could be heard by the deaf. My dad came running, and when he saw the marijuana cigarette, he almost had a stroke. I was grilled for over an hour. They don’t believe my story and I have no one to confirm it. Yes, it was stupid for me to stash a marijuana cigarette in my dresser drawer, but kids do stupid things at times. I’m disappointed that my parents, who know me better than anyone on Earth, would even think that I’d be involved in drugs. What can I do to convince them that I’m not a druggie and get them to trust me again? Last night, my mother said she would never trust me again. Now I know how frustrating it is to be convicted of a crime you didn’t commit. Please hurry. I’m in a lot of hot water. — Bethany, St. John, Ind. Bethany: The discovery of marijuana in your dresser drawer has understandably upset your parents, and it has probably made them think they don’t really know you. Your convincing email may be the best piece of evidence in your favor. Let’s hope they believe you when they read this column and are reassured you really are an intelligent, honest, reliable kid — who made one mistake she’s very sorry for. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

it, and I don’t want to hurt her feelings. It has reached the point where I avoid her because her nonstop babbling irritates me. I have made clear to her I don’t use my phone much and prefer e-mail, but it hasn’t stopped her from calling anyway — sometimes late at night. I let the machine pick up, but my sleep is still interrupted and, once again, I am irritated. Abby, this woman has a heart of gold. She is generous and sweet, but her incessant chatter diminishes any good feelings I have for her. Even when we’re eating in a restaurant, she never stops to come up for air. How can I politely let her know her never-ending blather is getting on my nerves? — Can’t Get a Word in, in North Carolina Dear Can’t Get a Word in: Your friend is a compulsive talker. She may do it out of insecurity, or because the

sound of silence makes her uncomfortable. She may do it because she thinks she’s entertaining. But hogging the conversation is rude. And calling someone in the late evening, after being told that the person does not want calls after a certain hour, is also rude. Much as you might like to, I doubt anything you say politely will change her. So accept her, warts and all, or move on. Dear Abby: When a man meets a woman wearing a lowcut dress or blouse, is it rude to momentarily glance down (not stare) at her cleavage? Most men find this a natural, unavoidable impulse. — Doin’ What Comes Naturally Dear Doin’: It may be a “natural, unavoidable impulse,” but gentlemen have learned to control their impulses. And that’s what I recommend you do — unless you want to offend the woman you’re with or the

Teenager experiences persistent pain, vomiting Dear Dr. Gott: I have been ill for quite some time, and no one seems able to help me. It’s frustrating that I go to all these specialists and they will give me answers like “I couldn’t find anything, therefore you’re fine and should go to school.” I am 18 now, but when I was 13, I had my gallbladder removed because it was functioning at 13 percent. I have been ill ever since. Also, when I was 5, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I have a chromic problem of vomiting almost daily and, on bad days, several times a day. As of last spring, I have had a terrible pain that accompanies the illness and is enough to cripple me. My doctors are at a loss and are now guessing at what it is. One doctor diagnosed me with GERD, another with IBS, and a third told me there was nothing wrong with me. I have been put on all sorts of medications, and nothing works or even helps with the symptoms. I have recently discovered that even though I do not test positive for celiac, I react to flour in the same way, and if things are too processed, my body will not break them down. I eat healthfully and basically do the “caveman’s diet,” but nothing seems to help and, even though I am vomiting, I gain weight like crazy. Dear Reader: My first impression is that you may have a condition known as sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. This ring of muscle is responsible for regulating bile and pancreatic flow into the duodenum (a short section of the small intestine attached to the stomach), preventing the contents of the duodenum from backwashing into the pancreaticobiliary tract and sending hepatic bile into the gallbladder. There are two types of dysfunction. The first, papillary stenosis, occurs when the sphincter becomes narrowed, often due to fibrosis (scarring). The second, sphincter of Oddi dyskinesia, refers to a number of pressure-related abnormalities. The primary symptom is abdominal pain. Nausea and vomiting may be present. Some patients may also experience acute recurrent pancreatitis. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of patients who experience continued pain after gallbladder removal and between 10 percent and 20 percent of patients with idiopathic (unknown cause) recurrent pancreatitis may have sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. There are two types of treatment: medication and surgery. Dyskinesia may respond to muscle relaxants that work on smooth muscle. Calcium channel blockers and long-acting nitrate drugs have been shown to improve symptoms. Despite this, side effects occur in up to one-third of patients, and only

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about 75 percent of patients will experience improvement, making this a hit-ormiss option. Those with papillary stenosis are not likely to respond to medication. Surgery to remove excess tissue and/or relieve sphinctal pressure is often helpul. This provides long-term benefits for up to 70 percent of patients.

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

woman you’re meeting. I’m surprised you haven’t heard the phrase, “My eyes are up HERE.” Dear Readers: From the bottom of my heart, I wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011. And please, if you will be driving tonight, don’t drink; and if you’re drinking tonight, don’t drive.

Stay safe, everyone! — Love, Abby

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


secured thereby having been Systems, Inc., assigned said declared to be due and Deed of Trust unto The Bank payable in accordance with of New York Mellon Trust the terms of said deed of Company, National trust, MidFirst Bank, the legal B8 Friday, December 31, 2010 Association fka The Bank of holder of said indebtedness, New York Trust Company, having requested the N.A. as successor trustee to undersigned Substituted JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Trustee to execute the trust as Trustee for 2005RS9 and sell said land and propRAMP, by instrument erty in accordance with the recorded in the office of the terms of said deed of trust aforesaid Chancery Clerk in and for the purpose of raising Book 1486 at Page 54 the sums due thereunder, Instrument #261986; and together with attorney's fees, WHEREAS, on the 26 day of trustee's fees and expense September, 2008 the Holder of sale. of said Deed of Trust NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. substituted and appointed Gary Massey, Substituted Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said deed of trust, Trustee in said Deed of will on January 28, 2010 Trust, by instrument offer for sale at public outcry recorded in the office of the SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S and sell within legal hours aforesaid Chancery Clerk in NOTICE OF SALE (being between the hours of Book 1486 at Page 55 WHEREAS, on April 4, 2008, 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at Instrument #261987; and Tiffany Yeager, a single the West Door of the County WHEREAS, default having woman executed a certain Courthouse of Warren been made in the payments deed of trust to Steve County, located at of the indebtedness secured Holmes & Associates, P.C., Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the by the said Deed of Trust, Trustee for the benefit of highest and best bidder for and the holder of said Deed Mortgage Electronic cash the following described of Trust, having requested Registration Systems, Inc. property situated in Warren the undersigned so to do, on which deed of trust is of County, State of Mississippi, the 21st day of January, record in the office of the to-wit: I will during the lawful Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.2011, Monday Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Chancery Clerk of Warren Index In: Sec. 21, T-15-N, hours of between 11:00 a.m. County, State of Mississippi R-3-E, Warren Co/MS and 4:00 p.m., at public outin Book 1695 at Page 841 Commencing at the cry, offer for sale and will and re-recorded in Book Northeast Corner of that sell, at the west front door of 1703 at Page 708; and certain 31.25 acre tract the Warren County WHEREAS, said Deed of conveyed to B. P. Buford by Courthouse at Vicksburg, Trust was subsequently instrument recorded in Deed Mississippi, for cash to the assigned to Midfirst Bank by Book 1006 at Page 203 of highest bidder, the following instrument dated December the Land Records of Warren described land and property 9, 2009 and recorded in County, Mississippi, from situated in Warren County, Book 1504 at Page 559 of said point run thence South Mississippi, to-wit: the aforesaid Chancery 37 degrees 80' 00" West, That certain lot, tract, or parClerk's office; and 116.47 feet, to a point in the cel of land, lying and being WHEREAS, MidFirst Bank centerline of a 50 foot wide situated in Warren County, roadway easement; thence Mississippi, more particularly has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by along said easement, North described as follows, to-wit: instrument dated January 8, 68 degrees 25' 16" West, Part of Lot 88 of WARREN2010 and recorded in the 96.65 feet; thence North 68 TON HEIGHTS SUBDIVIaforesaid Chancery Clerk's degrees 26' 58" West 100.0 Classified line ads are charged according to the SION, Part "E" of Part II, Office in Book 1504 at Page feet; thence North 68 Warren County, Mississippi, number of lines. For complete pricing 560; and degrees 02' 56" West, as shown by Plat attached to WHEREAS, default having 118.28 feet to the Point of that certain warranty deed, information contact a Classified Sales been made in the terms and Beginning of the herein recorded in Deed Book 1018 Representative today at 601-636-SELL. conditions of said deed of described parcel; thence at Page 166 of the land trust and the entire debt continuing along said records of Warren County, secured thereby having been easement, North 63 degrees Mississippi, and being a Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are declared to be due and 20' 47" West, 298.05 feet; resurvey of the original Lot charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, payable in accordance with thence leaving said 88 in Warrenton Heights the terms of said deed of easement, North 08 degrees Subdivision, Part "E" of Part 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. trust, MidFirst Bank, the legal 36' 51" East, 176.13 feet; II as shown on a plat recordholder of said indebtedness, thence South 70 degrees 00' ed in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 00" East, 447.53 feet to a of the aforesaid land records, having requested the undersigned Substituted point in the center of a creek; said tract or parcel of land Trustee to execute the trust thence along said creek, herein conveyed hereby is and sell said land and propSouth 78 degrees 28' 59" more particularly described erty in accordance with the West, 94.37 feet; thence as follows: terms of said deed of trust South 32 degrees 56' 59" Part of Lot 88, WARRENand for the purpose of raising West, 161.97 feet to the TON HEIGHTS the sums due thereunder, Point of Beginning, containSUBDIVISION, Part "E" of together with attorney's fees, ATTEND COLLEGE ONing 1.51 acres, more or less. FREE MIXED PUPPIES Part 2 as recorded in Plat LEGAL NOTICE trustee's fees and expense Together with that certain LINE from home. *Medical, to good home. Book 2 at Page 69 of the of sale. non-exclusive easement, 25 *Business, *Paralegal, *AlFY 2010 601-638-0632. land records of Warren NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. feet either side of a centerlied Health. Job placement County, Mississippi, more EDWARD BYRNE KEEP UP WITH all the loGary Massey, Substituted line, to be used in common assistance. Computer availparticularly described as JUSTICE ASSISTANCE cal news and sales...Sub- able. Financial aid if qualiTrustee in said deed of trust, for the purpose of a roadway follows: Beginning at the GRANT PROGRAM (JAG) scribe to The Vicksburg and right-of-way over and fied. SCHEV certified. Call Southwest Corner of said Lot will on January 28, 2010 Post TODAY!! Call 601- 888-210-5162. The Division of Public Safety 88, thence with the East line offer for sale at public outcry across the southernmost 25 636-4545, Circulation. and sell within legal hours feet of the above described www.Centura.us.com Planning, Office of Justice of Linda Drive, North 00 de(being between the hours of property being further degrees 50 minutes West, 60.0 Programs is releasing a 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at scribed as: Commencing at feet, thence with said East Center For Request for Proposal (RFP) the West Door of the County the Northeast corner of said line of Linda Drive, North 14 Pregnancy Choices inviting individuals and Courthouse of Warren B. P. Buford parcel; from degrees 35 minutes West Free Pregnancy Tests County, located at said point run thence South organizations to submit 63.0 feet, thence North 81 (non-medical facility) Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the 37 degrees 08' 52" West, “Credit problems? degrees 46 minutes East proposals to provide highest and best bidder for · Education on All 110.87 feet; thence South 34 No problem!” 181.96 feet, thence South 03 professional consulting cash the following described degrees 05' 00" West, No way. The Federal Options 55 minutes East, services using a community- degrees property situated in Warren 116.47 feet to the Point of Trade Commission says 102.93 feet to the North line · Confidential CounCounty, State of Mississippi, based engagement model in of an unnamed street, thence Beginning of the herein no company can legally seling to-wit: described easement; thence remove accurate and timely the development, data with the North line of said Call 601-638-2778 Index In: Sec. 21, T-15-N, North 68 degrees 25' 16" information from your credit unnamed street, South 75 gathering and analysis, for appt R-3-E, Warren Co/MS West, 96.65 feet; thence report. Learn about managdegrees 25 minutes West, resource analysis and Commencing at the North 68 degrees 26' 58" www.vicksburgpregnaning credit and debt at 176.05 feet to the point of implementation of a 5- year Northeast Corner of that West, 100.00 feet; thence ftc.gov/credit cy.com beginning, containing 0.45 certain 31.25 acre tract North 68 degrees 02' 56" Strategic Plan for the State A message from acres, more or less. conveyed to B. P. Buford by West, 94.66 feet; thence The Vicksburg Post I will only convey such title of Mississippi under the instrument recorded in Deed ENDING HOMELESSNorth 68 degrees 33' 18" and the FTC. as is vested in me as Justice Assistance Grant. Book 1006 at Page 203 of NESS. WOMEN with chilWest, 5.65 feet; thence Substitute Trustee. Interested individuals and dren or without are you in North 68 degrees 33' 18" WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, from need of shelter? Mountain West, 118.28 feet; thence organizations may review this 27th day of December, KEEP UP WITH all the said point run thence South of Faith Ministries/ WomNorth 63 degrees 20' 47" 2010. local news and sales...and/or pick up a copy of the 37 degrees 80' 00" West, en's Restoration Shelter. West, 298.05 feet to the Emily Kaye Courteau subscribe to The VicksRFP at the DPSP Office 116.47 feet, to a point in the Certain restrictions apply, Point of Terminus of said Substitute Trustee burg Post Today! Call located at 3750 I- 55 North centerline of a 50 foot wide 601-661-8990. Life coacheasement. 2309 Oliver Road 601-636-4545, Frontage Road in Jackson, roadway easement; thence ing available by appointSubject to the non-exclusive Monroe, LA 71201 ask for Circulation. along said easement, North ment. right of ingress and egress MS and/or request a copy of (318) 330-9020 68 degrees 25' 16" West, over and across the herein FM/F08-2762 the RFP by emailing 96.65 feet; thence North 68 above described easement Publish: 12/31, 1/7, 1/14(3t) lmagee@mdps.state.ms.us READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! DAILY! degrees 26' 58" West 100.0 conveyed to other land or by calling Shirley Thomas feet; thence North 68 owners. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S degrees 02' 56" West, I WILL CONVEY only such at 601 987-4990. The NOTICE OF SALE 118.28 feet to the Point of title as vested in me as deadline to request the WHEREAS, on April 4, 2008, Beginning of the herein Substituted Trustee. RFP is January 5, 2011. Tiffany Yeager, a single described parcel; thence WITNESS MY SIGNATURE Proposals will be due by woman executed a certain continuing along said on this 22nd day of deed of trust to Steve easement, North 63 degrees December, 2010. 5:00 p.m. on Holmes & Associates, P.C., 20' 47" West, 298.05 feet; J. Gary Massey February 4, 2011. Trustee for the benefit of thence leaving said SUBSTITUTED Publish: 12/31, 1/1(2t) Mortgage Electronic easement, North 08 degrees TRUSTEE## Registration Systems, Inc. 36' 51" East, 176.13 feet; Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. Substitute Trustee's which deed of trust is of thence South 70 degrees 00' 1910 Lakeland Drive Notice of Sale record in the office of the 00" East, 447.53 feet to a Suite B STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Chancery Clerk of Warren point in the center of a creek; Jackson, MS 39216 COUNTY OF Warren County, State of Mississippi thence along said creek, (601)981-9299 WHEREAS, on the 25th day in Book 1695 at Page 841 South 78 degrees 28' 59" 70 Stillwater Drive of July, 2005 and and re-recorded in Book West, 94.37 feet; thence Vicksburg, MS 39180 acknowledged on the 25th 1703 at Page 708; and South 32 degrees 56' 59" 09-103774JC day of July, 2005, Michelle WHEREAS, said Deed of West, 161.97 feet to the Publish: 12/31, 1/7, 1/14, Carroll, a single woman and Trust was subsequently Point of Beginning, contain1/21(4t) John D. Harmon, a single assigned to Midfirst Bank by ing 1.51 acres, more or less. • Glass • Construction woman, executed and instrument dated December Together with that certain delivered a certain Deed of 9, 2009 and recorded in non-exclusive easement, 25 Trust unto James L. Book 1504 at Page 559 of feet either side of a centerRobertson, Trustee for the aforesaid Chancery line, to be used in common Mortgage Electronic CONSTRUCTION Clerk's office; and for the purpose of a roadway Quality Service at Competitive Prices Registration Systems, Inc., WHEREAS, MidFirst Bank and right-of-way over INSPECTORS and New Homes LUMBER NEEDED Beneficiary, to secure an #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement has heretofore substituted J. across the southernmost 25 Framing, Remodeling, indebtedness therein ANDERSON-TULLY LUMBER COMPANY Gary Massey as Trustee by feet of the above described Vans • Cars • Trucks Cabinets, Flooring, described, which Deed of instrument dated January 8, property being further de•Insurance Claims Welcome• Roofing & Vinyl Siding Trust is recorded in the 2010 and recorded in the scribed as: Commencing at awaits you at State Licensed & Bonded office of the Chancery Clerk AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS aforesaid Chancery Clerk's the Northeast Great corneropportunity of said of Warren County, Office in Book 1504 at Page B. P. Buford Anderson parcel; from Tully Lumber Company. Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Mississippi in Book 1545 560; and said point Potential run thencetoSouth earn up to $40,000 a year! at Page 518; and WHEREAS, default having 37 degrees 08' 52" West, • Bulldozer & • Mobile Lawn Care Home WHEREAS, on the 26 day of been made in the terms and 110.87 feet; thence South 34 Construction Services September, 2008, Mortgage If you are interested in a career change conditions of said deed of degrees 05' 00" West, Electronic Registration trust and the entire debt 116.47 feet to theorPoint of starting your career are just Systems, Inc., assigned said secured thereby having been Beginning of herein Magnolia Mobile Home Parts thisthe might be the right opportunity for you. Deed of Trust unto The Bank declared to be due and described easement; thence CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-634-6579 of New York Mellon Trust payable in accordance with North 68 degrees 25' 16" 601-636-4813 • Skirting • Set up Supplies To be considered for this opportunity Company, National the terms of said deed of West, 96.65 feet; thence State Board of Contractors • Tubs, Faucets • Vinyl Siding Association fka The Bank of you must26' complete at your own expense the trust, MidFirst Bank, the legal North 68 degrees 58" Approved & Bonded • Carpet, Tile • Roof Sealant New York Trust Company, holder of said indebtedness, West, 100.00 feet; thence 13 week Lumber Inspector school offered in Memphis, TN. N.A. as successor trustee to • Air Conditioners having requested the North 68 degrees 02' 56" Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. undersigned Substituted West, 94.66 feet; thence • Doors & Windows If you are interested in pursuing this career opportunity with our Rock & Sand as Trustee for 2005RS9 Trustee to execute the trust North 68 degrees 33' 18" “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it.” All Types of Dozer Work company, send us your resume with a cover letter stating your RAMP, by instrument and sell said land and propWest, 5.65 feet; thence recorded in the office of the Land Clearing • Demolition erty in accordance with the in being Lumber Inspector with our company. Northinterest 68 degrees 33'a18" aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Site Development terms of said deed of trust West, 118.28 feet; thence • Dirt Works Book 1486 at Page 54 and for the purpose of raising North 63 degrees 20'Direct 47" your resume to: & Preparation Excavation Instrument #261986; and the sums due thereunder, West, 298.05 feet to the Crane Rental • Mud Jacking P.O. of Box 38, Vicksburg, MS 39180 CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION WHEREAS, on the 26 day of together with attorney's fees, Point of Terminus said State board of contractors September, 2008 the Holder or fax to 601-629-3626. trustee's fees and expense easement. • Lawn HandyMan Care approved and bonded. of said Deed of Trust of sale. Subject to the non-exclusive email: mikem@andersontully.com Services 601-638-9233. Fill dirt for erosion substituted and appointed NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. right of ingress and egress purposes, clay gravel, 610, back Emily Kaye Courteau as Gary Massey, Substituted over and across the herein fill sand. FREE estimates on Trustee in said Deed of Trustee in said deed of trust, above described easement IVER ITY ANDYMAN demolition, driveway work, Trust, by instrument will on January 28, 2010 conveyed to other land Joe Rangel - Owner replacement of old broken recorded in the office of the offer for sale at public outcry owners. 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 aforesaid Chancery Clerk in driveway and add- ons. Lot and sell within legal hours I WILL CONVEY only such Book 1486 at Page 55 clearing, dozer track hoe work. (being between the hours of title as vested in me as We’re not satisfied until You Instrument #261987; and are. Call today for your 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at Substituted Trustee. WHEREAS, default having Free Estimate! the West Door of the County WITNESS MY SIGNATURE CLASSIFIEDS been made in the payments Courthouse of Warren on this 22nd day of 601-636-SELL (7355) of the indebtedness secured County, located at December, 2010. by the said Deed of Trust, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the J. Gary Massey and the holder of said Deed highest and best bidder for SUBSTITUTED of Trust, having requested cash the following described TRUSTEE## the undersigned so to do, on property situated in Warren Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. the 21st day of January, County, State of Mississippi, 1910 Lakeland Drive 2011, I will during the lawful to-wit: Suite B hours of between 11:00 a.m. Index In: Sec. 21, T-15-N, Jackson, MS 39216 and 4:00 p.m., at public outR-3-E, Warren Co/MS (601)981-9299 cry, offer for sale and will stay-at-home Teachers, at Commencing the 70 Stillwater Drive sell, at the west front door of Northeast Corner of that Vicksburg, MS 39180 college students, parents, the Warren County certain 31.25 acre tract 09-103774JC Courthouse at Vicksburg, conveyed P. Buford 12/31, 1/7, 1/14, nurses.to. .B.they’re allby Publish: Mississippi, for cash to the instrument recorded in Deed 1/21(4t) highest bidder, the following delivering the newspaper Book 1006 at Page 203 of described land and property theinLand Warren theirRecords spare oftime and situated in Warren County, County, Mississippi, from Mississippi, to-wit: said point run thence South earning extra income! That certain lot, tract, or par37 degrees 80' 00" West, It’s easy it’s ina the great cel of land, lying and being 116.47 feet,-toand a point situated in Warren County, centerline of a 50extra foot wide way to earn cash. Mississippi, more particularly roadway easement; thence described as follows, to-wit: along said easement, North Part of Lot 88 of WARREN68 degrees 25' 16" West, TON HEIGHTS SUBDIVI96.65 feet; thence North 68 SION, Part "E" of Part II, degrees 26' 58" West 100.0 join Warren County, Mississippi, feet; thence To North 68 as shown by Plat attached to degrees 02' 56" West, Post The Vicksburg that certain warranty deed, 118.28 feet to the Point of newspaper team recorded in Deed Book 1018 Beginning of the herein at Page 166 of the land describedyou parcel; thence must be records of Warren County, continuing along said Mississippi, and being a dependable, have easement, North 63 degrees resurvey of the original Lot 20' 47" West, 298.05 feet; insurance, reliable 88 in Warrenton Heights thence leaving said Subdivision, Part "E" of Part easement, North 08 degrees transportation, and II as shown on a plat record36' 51" East, 176.13 feet; be available to deliver ed in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 thence South 70 degrees 00' of the aforesaid land records, 00"afternoons East, 447.53 Monday feet to a said tract or parcel of land point in the center of a creek; andcreek, early herein conveyed hereby is thenceFriday along said more particularly described South 78 degreesSaturday 28' 59" mornings as follows: West, 94.37 feet; thence Part of Lot 88, WARRENSunday. South 32and degrees 56' 59" TON HEIGHTS West, 161.97 feet to the SUBDIVISION, Part "E" of Point of Beginning, containPart 2 as recorded in Plat ing 1.51 acres, more or less. Book 2 at Page 69 of the Together with that certain land records of Warren non-exclusive easement, 25 County, Mississippi, more feet either side of a centerparticularly described as line, to be used in common

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24. Business Services

24. Business Services

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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

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05. Notices

05. Notices 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.

LOST YOUR NINE IRON?

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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.)

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28. Furnished Apartments

17. Wanted To Buy WILL PAY CASH. Need 2 white fenders for 2000 GMC Jimmy. 1-404-903-6308.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale CLAW FOOT TUB. 70 x 30 inches. 80 years old, $700. 601-638-5699. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. HOME GYM. Flat, incline/ decline bench, high/ low lats, leg extension with curl, squats, preacher curl, Olympic weight set, curl bar, extra weights, dumb bell set, and ab lounger. $425 for all. 601-631-0254.

06. Lost & Found

07. Help Wanted

FOUND LARGE BREED neutered male, Australian Shepherd. 61 South/ Grange Hall Road. Taken to The Vicksburg Humane Society. Call to identify. 601-636-6631.

PART TIME SECRETARY needed. $8 /hour. Call 601-636-1477.

TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

CALL 601-636-7535

FREE TO GOOD home. Young yellow Labrador/ Golden Retriever. Cute ridge of hair on nose, doe shaped eyes, sweet disposition. Call 601-738-0650, 601-738-0649. 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! GREEN AND WHITE bank envelope containing money. If found, PLEASE call 601-631-0237, leave message.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Leading edge aviation, Greenville, MS Excellent career opportunity in Diesel/ Fuel engine repair and overhaul. Minimum 2 years experience, hydraulic and electrical a plus. Must have outstanding work ethic positive attitude and great references. Pay DOE Email resume to jobs@leascorp.com Fax 714-556-4023 or Call 714-556-0576. Relocation Assistance Available. LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit www.ftc.gov. A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

        

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

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. CNA AVAILABLE. 20 years Experience. Will sit with elderly day or night. Call 601-636-2507.

14. Pets & Livestock 2 BEAUTIFUL JACKIEBichon puppies, 10 weeks old, vet checked. Raised under foot. 601-638-6978. 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.

Call the Shelter for more information.

Please adopt today! www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

SEARCHING FOR IN THE VICKSBURG POST CLASSIFIEDS!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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.

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

Make us your HOME, We make Life EASY! We have it ALL! Paid cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask about our SPECIAL! Call NOW!! 601-415-8735 CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special

SCAG WILDCAT. 1 owner, 25 horse power, 52 inch cut, only 681 hours. Excellent condition. $4000. 601218-4317.

FIND THE CAR YOU HAVE HAVE BEEN

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3508 South Washington Street

$10 START UP KIT

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AUTO SERVICE FACILITY has opening for mechanically inclined, computer literate, customer friendly individual. Competitive pay, 5 day work week, 7:30am5pm. Send resume to: Dept. 3744, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;?

RED OAK FIREWOOD. long bed truck, stacked, good load. $70 601-415-9760.

  

07. Help Wanted

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

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

SET OF FOUR Goodyear tires and rims LT27565R18 Fits Ford F-150 $600, 2005 and 1999 Ford F-150 hood $100 each or best offer. 601529-1803.

One Month FREE rent! Call for Details

601-638-0102

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

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.

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice

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Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

Downtown Convenience â&#x20AC;˘ to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Classic Elegance Secure High-Rise Building â&#x20AC;˘ in Modern Surroundings Off Street Parking â&#x20AC;˘ New Year 601-630-2921 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Move-In Beautiful River Views â&#x20AC;˘ 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Special! Senior Discounts â&#x20AC;˘ Studios & Efficiencies

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

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000

34. Houses For Sale

Ask Us.

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

30. Houses For Rent

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

601.630.8209

2001 32x80 4 bedroom 3 bath mint condition $34,900 Financing Available 601-941-9116.

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com 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 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bank Owned, Make Offer!â&#x20AC;? 1.5 story, 1580 sf, 3/2, wood floors, fireplace. 601-218-1800 Bette Paul Warner, McMillin Real Estate, www.Lakehouse.com.

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Big River Realty Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

35. Lots For Sale

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

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.

37. Recreational Vehicles 2002 HONDA XR 50 Dirt bike Youth/ Kids, 4 stroke $600. 601-529-7934.

REALTORÂŽâ&#x20AC;˘BUILDERâ&#x20AC;˘APPRAISER

Eagle Lake 55 Sullivan Cove,

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

McMillin Real Estate

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

40. Cars & Trucks 1995 TOYOTA T 100 Truck. Automatic, air, runs good. $2,600. 601-636-8699. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

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

Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 Garyscfl.com 2005 BLACK MAXIMA. Sunroof, very clean. $10,900, includes warranty. 601-630-5727, 601-6362458.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Broker, GRI

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

No matter what type of work youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333

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 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333

27. Rooms For Rent 1 BEDROOM AND BATH. Part-time household duties and other light responsibilities in lieu of rent. Call 601-278-3403.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Utilities Paid â&#x20AC;˘ No Utility Deposit Required

34. Houses For Sale

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S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY,

24. Business Services

33. Commercial Property

601-638-2231

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

WHIRLPOOL WASHER AND Dryer, $250 or best offer. 601-529-7934.

1403 SOUTH FRONTAGE Road, by Saxton's. Saturday, 8:30amuntil. Lazy-Boy chairs, games, Bakery inventory. Rain or shine.

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

634 DEER CREEK Road. 2 bedroom, 2 bath in Redwood. $325 monthly. 601636-0015, 601-456-1643.

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

105 Belva Drive. Saturday 7am- until. End of the year Garage sale. Tools, toys, household items, much more.

Commodore Apartments

3 BEDROOM 2 BATH $450 deposit, $550 monthly 4 miles from Beechwood, County School area. 601-415-2204.

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

and

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.bienvilleapartments.com

601-636-6490 LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

40. Cars & Trucks

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


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2011 BUICK ENCLAVE $

36,490 $ Sale Price - 35,490 $ Rebate - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -

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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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Summit white, light titanium, equipped with all standard Buick features. #1936 **MUST FINANCE WITH ALLY BANK.

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3.6L V6, luxury package, leather seating, driver and passenger ventilated seats, power rear sunshade, ultrasonic parking assist, memory seats, mirrors and much more. #1963 **MUST FINANCE WITH ALLY BANK.

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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FOR WELL QUALIFIED LESSORS M.S.R.P. $26,995, monthly payments total $11,349. Option to purchase at lease end for amount to be determined at lease signing, plus $350 or turn in vehicle and pay $395 termination fee. Mileage charge of $18 per mile over 39,000 miles.

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

GeorgeCarr BUICK • CADILLAC • GMC

www.georgecarr.com • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS *0% Financing available in lieu of factory rebates on some models. See dealer for details.

**MUST FINANCE WITH ALLY BANK.


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