Good wishes, sleepy city greet 2000

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 1, 2000

Butch McCall offered a bit of New Year’s luck to residents in the Miss-Lou Saturday afternoon. &uot;We brought our portable cooker and made black eyed peas and cabbage and gave it away to anyone who wanted some,&uot; said McCall, a Magee resident who was standing on the balcony with wife Teresa and friends at the Mark Twain Guest House at Natchez Under-the-Hill.

&uot;We ate lots of cabbage and black eyed peas for good luck, so we expect to be prosperous,&uot; said his friend, Jerry Dukes of Madison.

The New Year’s Eve fog lifted over the Miss-Lou Saturday in time for clear skies and warm weather to greet the first day of 2000.

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But after a late night of parties, first babies and fireworks shrouded by fog, much of the Miss-Lou seemed to be sleeping in Saturday.

Despite Y2K worries, the Miss-Lou went without serious incident.

&uot;Everything went fantastic,&uot; said Andy Yates of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. &uot;I think the fog helped us out in that category. (It) kept everybody in.&uot;

Throughout the Miss-Lou, the power stayed on, phones kept ringing and the infamous Y2K bug didn’t appear to bite anyone in the area.

&uot;Maybe the media can let Y2K go now,&uot; said Teresa McCall.