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Septic tank group lobbied for bill
BY MORGAN CARLSON
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER
A newsletter sent to septic tank contractors shows the
role of the septic tank industry in passing Senate Bill 550.
A letter in a trade publication from Florida Onsite
Wastewater Association boasts the company's role in
passing the legislation.
The bill requires all septic tanks in the state to be
inspected and pumped every five years, even if they're
functioning properly. It's on track to go into effect
The letter appeared in the May edition of FOWA's
newsletter, "The Voice," and was signed by FOWA mem-
ber and current president Ellen Vause.
FOWA is an association for onsite contractors. It offers
education for septic tank contractors.
The letter thanks the Florida legislature, lobbyists, the
company's executive director and FOWA committee
members for helping pass the bill.
"Every time FOWA asks for a contribution to a politi-
cal campaign we are building relationships," the letter
stated to FOWA's members.
The letter states that FOWA has been working for years
to pass Bill 550, and emphasizes the role lobbying played.
"Your dues and contributions help hire the best lobby-
ing firm in Tallahassee to build relationships and educate
our legislators, on the issues for onsite systems and con-
tractors," the letter stated.
The letter called the passage of the bill a "monumental
change" in the way the onsite industry functions.
From June 2009 to June of this year, FOWA's political
action committee donated $12,500 to 16 political cam-
paigns and committees for the 2010 general elections.
The contributions include '$4,000 to the Republican
Party of Florida and $1,000 to the Florida Democratic
Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, is attempting to meet.
with Gov. Charlie Crist to stop the statewide mandate of
this legislation, according to a news release sent by
Lawson's office: Lawson's office also pointed out the'
existence of,the FOWA letter.
"This wasn't about protecting the environment as much
as it was to protect the septic tank industry," Lawson said.
"I urge the governor to stay these forced fees that never
should have been levied in the first place."
Lawson voted to pass the legislation, but said he did so
on assurances from legislative leadership that the bill con-
tained no marked changes to the version he'd seen before
it went to committee.
Lawson said he had no idea the septic tank regulations
in the bill had been expanded to include all septic tanks in
the state. In the last version he saw, Lawson said inspec-
tions were supposed to apply only to those tanks in prox-
imity to springs.
In his recent press release, Lawson called for the
"examination of the role of the septic tank industry and'its
lobbyists in the passage of the fees," chiding the lack of
transparency promised by Republican leaders in the leg-
islative vetting process."
Lawson would like the legislation repealed or scaled
back to impact fewer people.
The silence from the governor and Republican leaders
on the issue has been "deafening," the release stated.
"This, legislation is like killing the dog to get rid of
some fleas and it's not passing the smell test. None of this
expensive fine print was disclosed, despite my questions
and the sponsor's assurances," Lawson said.
FOWA's letter, which outlined about the septic tank
industry's role, with no mention of environmental bene-
fits, was "galling," Lawson said.
"We shouldn't be passing laws facing property owners
into unnecessary pricey inspections or repairs they may
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The U.S. Commerce
Department announced Friday
that a $24 million grant has
been awarded to Florida, to
expand broadband Internet
The two areas targeted by.
the grant cover the area sur-
rounding Lake Okeechobee,
and the central part of the
Panhandle, including Jackson,
Holmes and Washington coun-
A total of 14 counties will
benefit. These counties repre-
sent nearly 20 percent of the
land area of the state and have
a,total population of 437,946,
but only 39 percent have
broadband access, according to
a news release announcing the
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1 charged, 3 injured in accident
r ... .. STAFF REPORT
An Alford resident was
...charged after his car
hydroplaned, crossed the median
and struck an oncoming vehicle
"Uf Friday afternoon.
According to the Florida
-Highway Patrol, a 2004 Nissan
pickup driven by Michael Ray
Braxton, 37, of Alford, was head-
ing west on Interstate 10 with a
trailer in tow. The car
hydroplaned and entered the
median near mile marker 140.
-The Nissan continued across
the median and into the path of an
eastbound 2001 Saturn, driven by
A ,. Trenton Faris, 18, of Gardendale,
Ala. The front end of the Saturn
collided with the right side of the
Braxton, Ffris and a passenger
in the pickup, Howard Harris, 25,
of Dothan, Ala. were all taken to
According to the highway
patrol, Braxton and Faris' injuries
were serious, while Harris suf-
fered minor injuries.
Three people were injured in this two-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 Friday. The driver of the truck Braxton was charged with driv-
was charged. Mark Skinner / Floridan ing too fast for conditions.
County candidates raise campaign funds
Early voting is over and primary elections
are Tuesday. Candidates for the county
commission and school board have raised
$26,367 combined for their campaigns.
The incumbent for District 2, Democrat
Edward Crutchfield has raised $2,600 and
His opponent in the primary race,
Democrat Howard Glass, has raised $925 in
monetary contributions and $225 through
in-kind contributions. He has spent $877.17.
The Republican candidate for District 2,
Joel Pate, is unopposed and therefore is not
on the August primary ballot. Pate has
raised $5,890 through monetary contribu-
tions and $20 through in kind contributions.
He has spent $5,392.66.
Thiee candidates are on the ballot for
county commission District 4.
Incumbent Jeremy Branch has raised
$9,600 and spent $4,673.06. ,
Fellow Democrat Wesley Kutchey -has
raised $600 through monetary contributions
and $275 through in-kind contributions. He
has spent $574.17.
The third candidate for the District 4 race,
William Nelson, has raised $1,050 in mone-
tary contributions and $304.60 through in-
kind contributions. Nelson has. spent
The Republican candidate for the county
District 4 seat is Michael Shores. He will
not be on the primary ballot because he is
Shores has raised $1,637 in monetary
contributions and $10 through in- kind con-
tributions. He has spent $1,317.04.
School board races are non-partisan.
District 1 incumbent Terry Nichols has
raised $200 in monetary contributions and
$1.50 through in-kind contributions.
Nichols will not appear. on the ballot
because he is running unopposed.
District 4 incumbent Chris Johnson is
also unopposed. Johnson has raised $100.
The school board District 5 race is the
only one on the ballot. The school board
race will be after the primary election,
because it is non-partisan.,
William Holt Floyd has raised $1,200 in
monetary contributions and $1,500 through
He has spent $1,143.30.
District 5 incumbent Charlotte Gardner
has raised $2,000 in monetary contributions
'and $1,054.30 through in-kind contribu-
tions. She has spent $1,312.63.
The primary election is Tuesday. Jackson
County residents have from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Several federal, state and county positions
are on the ballot.
This is the first election since several
polling locations were consolidated tq save
money. There are now 14 locations instead
To see a list of the current polling places
and to find out more about the election, visit
the, supervisor of elections website at
Jackson County mayors
endorse Sen. Lawson
Say change is needed in Congress
At a meeting of county mayors
Thursday in Marianna, the
Jackson County Association of
Mayors, or JCAM, unanimously
voted to endorse state Sen. Al
Lawson, D-Tallahassee, in the
Aug. 24 primary race against 14-
year incumbent Rep. Allen Boyd,
The decision was announced in
a news release Friday.
The Jackson County
Association of Mayors is an organ-
ization of municipal leaders in the
county. The voting membership is
comprised of all 11 city and town
mayors of Jackson County.
The JCAM member municipal-
ities include the towns of Alford,
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Cottondale, Grand : Ridge,
Greenwood, Malone and Sneads,
and the cities of Graceville, Jacob
City and Marianna.
"The Jackson County
Association of Mayors is proud
to unanimously vote to endorse
Al Lawson for Congress," said
Malone Mayor Gene Wright,
chairman of JCAM. "Al Lawson
has always stood with Jackson
County, and we are proud to now
stand with Al Lawson."
The JCAM endorsement of Al
Lawson comes in the final days
of a heated primary campaign
between Boyd and Lawson.
"An endorsement is only as
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sex with minor
and the Jackson
Office executed an
Friday on a Antron
Marianna man Fogler
accused of having
sex with a minor. According to a
news release from the Marianna
.police, Antron Fogler, 45, is
charged with lewd or lascivious
battery on a child older than 12 but
less than 16. The charge stems
from allegations that Fogler had
sex with a 14-year-old at his 4201
Yost St. residence.'
Fogler was arrested at his home
and was taken to the county jail to
await his first appearance.
RAHAL -MILLER IChuck Anderson Greg Anderson ,Gus grmer-
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(850) 482-3051 Service Manager Body Shop Minager Parta'Mager
plays around at the
Bash sponsored by
the Florida KidCare
Coalition of the
the event, 450
with school supplies
were handed out.
Children were also
child ID kits.
Parents were able
to apply for Florida
coverage for their
Mark Skinner /
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August 23 Monday
Chipola College Fall classes begin today.
Late registration is also today, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and continues through noon Aug. 24. Call 718-
2311, or visit www.chipola.edu.
Southeastern Community. Blood Center's
mobile unit will be at Courtyard at the
Millpond, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 526-4403.
Jackson Hospital will begin a six-week
smoking'cessation class Monday, Aug. 23,12-
1 p.m. in the hospital board room, in the cafe-
teria. Free to the public. Nicotine replacement
therapy available at no cost to class members,
To register, call 718-2842 or 482-6500.
The Marianna One Stop Center hosts a free
Employability Skills workshop on "Interviewing
Skills," 3:15-4:15 p.m. Public welcome; no
charge. Call 718-0326.
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees
convenes a Physician Recruitment Committee
meeting at 5 p.m., followed by a Finance
Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Hudnall
Building community room. Gall 718-2629.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8-
9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St.,, Marianna, in the AA room.
August 24 Tuesday
Chipola College late registration for fall
classes continues through noon today.
Drop/add for registered students continues
through noon Friday, Aug. 27: Call 718-2311,
or visit www.chipola.edu.
' St. Anne Thrift Shop, 4287 Second Ave.,
Marianna, is having a half-off sale on all jeans,
shirts, shoes, women's purses and Ty Beanie
Babies. Also, buy one, get one of equal or less-
er value free on all children's clothes, chil-
dren's purses, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs and
women's small clothing (size 0-9). Sale runs
the month of August. Shop hours: Tuesday and
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 482-3734.
Christine Gilbert teaches free quilting, cro-
cheting or knitting classes, 1 p.m. at the
Jackson County Senior Citizens*center, 2931
Optimist Drive, Marianna.. Call 482-5028. -
The Marianna One Stop Center hosts a free
Employability Skills workshop on "Meekness,"
5:30-6:30 p.m. Public welcome; no charge.
The Town of Grand Ridge convenes a spe-
cial meeting and public workshop, 5:30 p.m. at
the Grand Ridge Town Hall. The purpose of the
special meeting is to discuss and review a
FRDAP grant resolution and the public work-
shop will be held to discuss and review pro-
posed sewer collection rates and the FY 20.10-
2011 Budget. Call 592-4621.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Marianna
Sit-n-Sew is 6-8 p.m. in First United Methodist
Church Youth Hall, Clinton Street, behind the
Marianna Post Office: Call 272-7068. .
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8-
9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church',
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
August 25 Wednesday
Eldercare Services at 4290 Liddon St. in
Marianna will be giving out USDA and Brown
Bag food at 8 a.m. Food will also be given out
in Malone at the City Hall.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Marianna One Stop Center hosts a free
Employability Skills workshop on "Budgeting,"
10-11 a.m. Public welcome; no charge. Call.
Alcoholics Anonymous. (open meeting),
12-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
The Annual Jackson County Farm Bureau
Youth Speech Contest is at 4 p.m. in the
Jackson County Farm Bureau office. Details
are available at http://bit.ly/blk9aR. Cash prize
for the first, second and third place. Winner
qualifies for district competition. Call 482-
5751 or 352-538-3182.
Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees' regu-
lar board meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Hudnall
Building community room. Call 718-2629.
The Liberty County Arts Council presents
"Art Alive 2010," an exhibit showcasing a vari-
ety of art forms, Aug. 25 Sept. 1 at Veterans'
Memorial Civice Center in Bristol. Call (850)
643-6646 or (850) 643-5491.
August 26 Thursday
Florida Pecan Growers' Association Pecan
Field Day and Annual Meeting is at the Jackson
County Agricultural Conference Center on
Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna: Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. Call 482-9620. Those with
special needs should call 482-9620 at least 5
business days prior to the event.
St. Anne Thrift Shop, 4287 Second Ave.,
Marianna, is having a half-off sale on all jeans,
shirts, shoes, women's purses and Ty Beanie
Babies. Also, buy one, get one of equal or less-
er value free on all children's clothes, chil-
dren's purses, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs and
women's small clothing (size 0-9). Sale runs
the entire month of August. Shop hours:
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call
Staff from Rep. Allen Boyd's office will
meet with the public, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the
county commission meeting room, 2864
Madison St. in Marianna.
Corrections Corporation of America Job
Fair, 2-7 p.m. at Graceville Civic 'Center.
Applications for certified Correctional Officers,
medical and educational staff will be taken.
Call 718-0326, 638-6089 or 718-0456, ext
Alcoholics Anonymous (closed discus-
sion), 8-9 p.m. at First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, AA
room. Attendance limited to persons with a
desire to stop drinking.
Staff from Rep. Allen Boyd's office will
meet with the public, 1-2:30 p.m. at Graceville
City Hall, 5347 Cliff St.
The Marianna Police
Department listed the fol-
lowing incidents for Aug.
19 and 20, the latest avail-
able reports: Three acci-
dents without injury, one
dead person, one suspicious
vehicle, two suspicious per-
sons, six information
reports, one funeral escort,
five highway obstructions,
ries, t\o -
physical dis- L-I
one drug 'M ME
offense, one -
burglar alarm, one robbery
alarm, 52 traffic stops, four
larcenies, one civil dispute,
two found/abandoned prop-
erties, one follow up inves-
tigation, one juvenile com-
plaint, one noise distur-
bance, one animal com-
plaint, one dog complaint,
two assists of other agen-
cies, one property damage
complaint, four public serv-
ice calls and one patrol
The Jackson County
Sheriff's Office and county
Fire/Rescue reported the
following incidents for
Aug. 19 and 20, the latest
available report (Some of
these calls may related to
after-hours, calls taken on
behalf of Graceville and
Departments): One drunk
driver, one drunk pedestri-
an, two accidents with
injuries, four accidents
without injuries, one miss-
ing juvenile, three stolen
tags, five abandoned vehi-
cles, five suspicious- vehi-
.cles, five suspicious inci-
dents, one suspicious per-
son, nine information
reports, four funeral
escorts, five highway
obstructions; one mental
illness case, two burglaries,
two physical disturbances,
five verbal disturbances,
complaints, one prowler
complaint, one residential
fire, one improper burning
complaint, one commercial
fire, one vehicle fire, two
drug offenses, 34 medical
calls, four traffic accidents,
four burglar alarms, five
fire alarms, one robbery
alarm, 39 traffic stops, six'
larcenies, two criminal
mischief complaints, two
expartee 'papers served,
two civil disputes, one tres-
passing complaint, one lit-
four juvenile complaints,
one assault, one fight in
progress call, one noise
disturbance complaint, one
animal complaint, two cow
complaints, two dog com-
plaints, one fraud report,
one assist of a
assists of other agencies,
six public service calls,
four transports, two patrol
requests and three threat or
The following persons
were booked into the coun-
ty jail during the latest
Fredrick Williams, 40,
5716 Fort Rd., Greenwood,
Fla., fleeing and eluding,,
reckless driving, resisting
without violence (two
counts), driving while
license suspended or
revoked and possession of
John Lipner, 40, 2679
Rowell Road, Apt. A,
Cottondale, improper exhi-
bition of a firearm, battery.
Robert Mathews, 42,
4109 Whispering Pines,
-'Darius Rainge, 49, 14806
Front Beach Road, Lot 108,
Panama City, D.U.I.
James Davies, 37,
3347 Valley Oaks Drive,
Marianna, non-payment of
Michael Baxley, 26,
1574 Blount Road, Grand
Ridge, violation of state
-. Adam Middlebrooks,
29, 5293 Peanut Road,
Graceville, battery (domes-
tic violence), felony battery
Bobby Freeman, 36,,
2460 Country Pine Lane,
Marianna, non-payment of
Thomas Chason, 25,
2750 Apalacha Yard,
Marianna, reckless driving.
Demetrice Ward, 19,
2658 Wynn Road,
Marianna, knowingly driv-
ing while license suspend-
Antron Fogier, 45,
4201 Yost St., Marianna,
lewd or lascivious battery
on a child older than 12-
less than 16.
John Gooden, 46, 2371
Jacob Main St., Cottondale,
sentenced to 90 days.
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Fowlers welcome a son
Steven Jacob Fowler was
born 12:53 a.m. on Aug. 5,
2010, at Jackson Hospital,
Marianna. Master Steven
weighed 6 pounds, 5
ounces and was 19 inches
Parents are Kayla and
Grandparents are Sirena
and Jamie Beauchamp,
Steven and Mandi Waldron,
Wilbur Flower, and
Steven Jacob Fowler
Steven Jacob Fowler
Barnes twins turn4 Grantham, Bush welcome a son
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Caden and Cale Barnes
turned 4 on Friday, July
30, 2010, and celebrated
with a party on Saturday,
The twins are the sons of
Christopher and Erica
Bames of Cottondale.
Grandparents are Sibyl
Parramore of Marianna,
and Freddie and Harriet
Barnes of Cottondale.
J.M. and Mavis Parramore
of Quincy, Gladys and the
Hansford to j
Mildred Hansford of
Altha, born Sept. 5, 1920,
will celebrate her 90th
birthday this year.
There will be a party in
her honor on Saturday, Sept.
4, 2-4 p.m. at the Altha
Church of God in Altha. All
friends and neighbors are
invited. Refreshments will
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Alford, and the late
Lucious and Estelle Barnes
A "Splash Bash" party
was held at their home.
Guests enjoyed swimming
in the pool, sliding on a
giant water slide, and'
smashing a pifiata. Guests
included the boys' grand-
ents, aunts, uncles and
cousins, and tons of
MARIANNA, GRACEVILLE, AND THE BOOKMOBILE
By William Least Heat-Moon
REVIEWED BY BARBARA GRANT
If you love nature much, you are going to love this
book. Some years ago, William Least Heat-Moon,
part Native American, recently divorced, with no life
and no money, quit his job and bought a boat with a
plan to put in at the American shore of the Atlantic
Ocean and take it across the continent to the Pacific
Ocean shore. That's a good plan, isn't it? Well, as it
turned out, it was. He wrote a book about the experi-
ence, made a lot of money and lived happily ever after.
You will likethis book because it's fun to read about
any boat on any water. As Kenneth Grahame wrote in
his book "The Wind in the Willows," "Believe me, my
young friend, there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half
so much worth doing as simply messing about in
boats." ("The Wind in the Willows" is a lovely chil-
dren's book that will be reviewed later.)
Here are some of the chapter titles in "River Horse"
which give an idea of what you'll be reading. "Where
Mohican Would Not Sleep," "Snowmelt and a
Nameless Cre.ek," "The Pull of the Continent," "We
Sleep with a Bad-Tempered Woman Tossed by Fever,"
"Along the Track of the Glaciers," "Eyeless Fish with
Eight Tails," "The Ghost of the Mississippi," "Sitting
Bull and the Broom of Heaven," "Eating the Force that
Drives Your Life," and "An Ark from God or a
Miracle of Shoshones."
Did he make it to the Pacific? Read the book and
see. Heat-Moon also wrote "Blue Highways" about,
his adventures on the road, traveling the highways
marked in blue on maps, avoiding the superhighways
and interstates. He writes well either on land or water.
My husband and I were lucky to meet Mr. Heat-
Moon when he did a review of his book at the Coran
Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is a down to earth
but colorful fellow, excited about his life and work.
Barbara Grant is. a library volunteer.
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born 3:32 p.m. on Aug. 6,
2010, at Jackson Hospital
in Marianna. Master
Connor weighed 6 pounds,.
14 ounces and was 19 inch-
es long at birth.
Parents are Morgan
Grantham and Kyle Bush.
Grandparents are Virginia
and Elton Grantham and
John and Anita Bush.
Harrell turned 7 on
July 21, 2010. 0
his special day at
Pizza Kastle, where he
enjoyed a day of pizza and
arcade games. That evening
Brayden was honored by his.
family with a spaghetti supper
and a "Star Wars"-themed
birthday cake. On July. 25, a
party was held at Blue
Springs, where Brayden and
approximately 50 friends and
family members gathered fot
a "Star Wars" party.
Guests were treated to
Padawan Pizza, Skywalker
Chips and Dip, Darth Vader
Doritos, Jedi Watermelon and
Yoda Soda. After eating lunch
and opening his many gifts,
Brayden and his' guests
enjoyed his "Star Wars" light
Brayden is the son of
Derrick and Melissa Harrell
of Cypress. Maternal grand-
parents are Donnie and
Martha Jo Rogers of Cypress.
Paternal grandparents are
Tanya Owens of Grand Ridge,
and Glen Harrell, also of
Grand Ridge. Great-grandpar-
ents are Nell Roberts of Grand
Ridge, Wayne Roberts of
Sopchoppy, and Mary
Edenfield of Grand Ridge.
Brayden is an honor student
at Grand Ridge School, where
he will be entering the second
grade this year.
Connor Elton Bush
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Negativity is bad for our health
By THOMAS VINCENT
We each have a variety
of emotions that we feel
during the course of each
day. Our moods can range
from one extreme to anoth-
er. What many people don't
understand, or even think
about, is how some of these
moods can affect their
Experts in the medical
field have come to the con-
clusion that a happy or
pleasant attitude is good for
our physical and mental
well being. On the other
hand, a person who consis-
tently has an unpleasant or
bad attitude could be short-
ening his or her life, and
not even realize it.
An individual who does-
n't control his or her tem-
per well is putting them-'
selves at risk for a stroke or
heart attack, especially if
they often display tempera-
mental outbursts. The ele-
vation of your blood pres-
sure when you lose
your temper is defi-
nitely not good for
Did you know that
some folks actually
brag about how bad
their temper is? In Tho
our large cities infil-
trated with gangs Mu
and violence, the
leaders of gangs thrive on
being known as mean,
quick-tempered and having
the ability to lead with a
vengeance; but that is their
lifestyle. Most of them live
fast lives, and either end up
dead or incarcerated.
Many hasty, impulsive
decisions, caused by men
and women with bad tem-
pers, have caused sadness,
grief and death to millions
of our citizens. Having the
ability to move forward in
life despite certain road-
blocks is very important;
and learning how to resolve
problems in an intelligent,
under control manner is
It is important for
edgy people to prac-
tice controlling their
and every day. It can
prolong their life;
and make it much
as V. for others to be in
phy their company.
There is another
factor surrounding our
emotions that can also play
a role in how we live and
Dealing with grudges
can consume some people
all of their life. Becoming
angry over a disagreement
or argument often causes
grudges that continue for
years. In some cases, after
a period of time, the people
involved in an altercation
don't even remember what
the confrontation was
Grudges can change the
chemistry of an entire fam-
ily, if the members don't
take time to resolve prob-
lems. Many friendships are.
| IAyanna Blackmon shows off her new
book bag and other school supplies.
The Jackson County Youth Council
gave free school supplies, door
prizes and food to a crowd of about
85 during its fourth annual Back to
School Rally, which was held at the
First United Methodist Church. -
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lost because no one will be
humble enough to make
amends. What a waste of
family camaraderie, friend-
ship and time, especially in
an unpredictable world
where family and dear
friends are invaluable.
How often do we hear
regrets, after a loved one
has passed, about not solv-
ing simple disputes?
Holding grudges is not
good for o.ur mental or
thoughts about anyone are
In some instances, one
person involved in a dis-
pute can find a way to
move on with their life
without dwelling on the
past, while the other indi-
vidual is still holding on to
the negative things from
their past. As long as we
live iq this world there will
be situations that take place
that can cause us to dislike
a person. Harboring
grudges, having thoughts,
of hate, and showing dis-
dain toward someone could
come back to haunt you
mentally and physically, if
you don't strive to elimi-
nate them from your mind.
"A mind is a terrible thing
to waste" on negative
thoughts; so why not use it
in a positive waN'
Jackson County Supervisor of Elections, Sylvia Stephens, is
informing all voters that eleven (11) polling precincts have
merged with another precinct.
Notices to all voters affected by the precinct changes were mailed
earlier this year, informing them of their new polling precinct.
The following locations have been closed:
Salem Freewill Baptist Church
Compass Lake Hills VFD Station
Bascom City Hall
The Fitness Center of Marianna
Compass Lake-Community Club House
Round Lake Baptist Church
Lovedale Baptist Church
Alliance Masonic Hall
Marianna Masonic Lodge
Salem/New Home.Community Center
Love and Restoration Ministries
For additional information regarding polling precincts, contact
the Supervisor of Elections office at 850-482-9652 or visit us on
the web at www.jacksoncountysoe.org.
Voted Absentee Ballots
must be returned to the
Supervisor of Elections
office by 7:00pm
Sylvia D. Stephens, Supervisor of Elections,
Jackson County, 482-9652
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IT IS NOT FOR VOTING.
However, you may take It to the polls for reference.
BEFORE YOU GO TO
* If your address or name
has changed, contact
the elections office
BEFORE Election Day.
* Check your voter
Information card for the,
location of your polling
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or another form of
photo and signature ID
to the polls.
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ONLY REGISTaRD DPeMOCRATS WILL.
B EULEtnTO VOTE FOtRTHE
FOLC.LOvNG DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
UNITED STATES SENATOR
(Vote for One)
'-' Glenn A. Burken
.' Maunice A. fere
C.> Jeff Greene
S> Kendrick B. Meek
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
(Vote for One)
(Vote for One)
) Brian R Moore
"NotYet Designated" .
( Alex Sink
A--ORN -GENERIL L.
(Vote for One)
(C Dave Aronberg
(Z> Dan Gelber
(Vote for One)
C Bill Montford
( Curtis Richardson
ON ELECTION DAY.
POLLING LOCATIONS ARE OP N
7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.,
IMPORTANT PRECINCT INFORMATION
Due to consolidation of several precincts,
your polling location may have changed.
You may use the Princlnct Finder on our
web site or call our office to determine
your Polling Location.
PRECINCT NUMBERS AND
1. MALONE CITY HALL, 5182 9TH AVE., MALONE, FL
2. CAMPBELLTON COMMUNITY CENTER, 2336 HWY. 2, CAMPBELLTON, FL
s. .crITEN'S LODGE, 4574 LODGE DR., MARIANNA, FL
4. ALFORD COMMUNITY CENTER, 2502 PARK AVE., ALFORD, FL
5. CYPRESS PARK, 6248 HWY. 90, CYPRESS, FL
6. COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S ADMN. LDG., 2864 MADISON ST. MARIANNA, FL
7. EASTS&)E BAPTIST CHURCH, 4785 HWY. 90, MARIANNA, FL
8. SHADY GROVE METHODIST CHURCH, 7305 BIRCHWOOD RD., GRAND RIDGE, FL
9. GRAND RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER 6910 HALL ST., GRAND RIDGE, FL
10. WELCOME ASSEMBLY OF OOD CHURCH, 6794 MESSER RD., GRAND RIDGE, FL
11. SNEADS CITY HALL, 2020 THIRD AVE., SNEADS, FL
12. COTTONDALE COMMUNITY CENTER, 2666 FRONT ST., COTTONDALE, FL
13. GREENWOOD TOWN HALL, 4207 BRYAN ST., GREENWOOD, FL
14. CRACEVILLE CIVIC CENTER, 5224 BROWN ST., GRACEVILLE, FL
For additional election Information
visit our web site at:
www.iacksoncountvsoe.org or call 850-482-9652
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Democratic voters in precincts
4.6 I Z. *12B.and *14A are eligible
to vote on the following race
(* = Part of precinct in County
Commissioner District 2):
(Votr for One)
.- Edward E Crutchfield
,.D3 Howard j Glass
Democratic voters in precincts
04A, S, 7,8, and I I are eligible to vote
on the following race (* = Part of precinct
in County Commissioner District 4):
tVore for One)
(C2' jeremy D. Branch
C2- William Nelson
ALL REGISTERED VOTERS (regardless of
party affiliation) WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO
VOTE IN THE CIRCUIT JUDGE RACE. ALL
REGISTERED VOTERS RESIDING IN SCHOOL
BOARD DISTRICT SWILL BE ELIGIBLETO
VOTE IN THE SCHOOL BOARD RACE.
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
(Vote for One)
CD Pete Mallory
C-) Mike Reiter
All voters in precincts I,*7A, *7B, 9,
and 10 are eligible to vote on the
following-race (* = Part of precinct
in School Board District 5).
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
(Vote for One)
CD' Holt Floyd
:.) Charlotte M. Gardner
ONLY REOllTdRE REPUBUC NS.ya i-
FOLLOWING RP LICAN CAg4O Te
UNITED STATES SENATOR
(Vote for One)
.._ William Escolfery III
...) Wilriam Bally Kogut
( Marco Rubio
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
(Vote for Onel
_- Eddie Hendry
*.... Bartoara F Olschner
(2 D.vid Scholl
(2) Steve Southerland
GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT
(Vote for One)
__ Mike McCalister
"Not Yet Designated"
(_) Bill McCollum
"Not Yet Designated"
C) Rick Scott
"Not Yet Designated"
(Vote for One)
CD.') Holly Benson
CD Pam Bondi
C > Jeff Kottkamp
4A Sunday, August 22, 2010 Jackson County Floridan
Rain barrel workshop planned in Chipley
SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDAN
Master- Gardeners and the Washington
County Extension Service have announced
plans for a rain barrel workshop, "How to
harvest water for your garden."
Rain barrels are a great way to capture
pure rain water that garden plants prefer,
free of salts and other additives found in
Participants will engage in hands-on
construction of a rain barrel to take home
and start reducing the amount of public or
well water required for landscape and gar-
dens. Water captured in a rain barrel is not
The rain barrel workshop will be con-
ducted Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the Washington County
Agricultural Center's east wing confer-
ence room, 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley,
on U.S. Highway 90, west of State Road
Participants are advised to wear com-
fortable clothes to work in and work
All other tools and supplies will be pro-
Also, be sure the barrel, which measures
approximately 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet,
will fit in your vehicle.
Refreshments will be furnished by
The workshop has three pricing options:
$40 (includes a recycled plastic barrel and
kit tq be constructed during workshop);
$50 (includes pre-constru.cted barrell; or
$15 (to audit workshop, no barrel).
Make checks payable to Washington,
County Ag Improvement. Refunds will
not be issued for cancelled registrations or
Registration is required and will be on a
first come, first served basis. Attendance is
limited. Pre-register by calling Melissa
Brown at 850-638-6180.
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Richard L Hinson Jr., left, Creshull Harrison Jr., center,
and Lucien W. Watson Jr., along with their families,
were recently honored for their years of service to the
Marianna Rotary Club. Mark Skinner / Floridan
Club honors three
SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDAN
The Marianna Rotary
Club recently recognized
the support of three mem-
bers, Creshull Harrison Jr.,
Richard L Hinson Jr. and
Lucien W. Watson Jr., and
Harrison, Hinson and
Watson, whose families
have supported the club
continuously for more than
eight decades, are the living
sons of charter Marianna
Rotary Club members. All
three are Paul Harris
Fellows, past club presi-
dents, and joined Marianna
Rotary Club 60 years ago in
The Marianna Rotary
Club was organized in
Regional unemployment rises
Figures released Friday
by the Chipola Workforce
Board show unemployment
in the five counties served
by the board rose slightly in
In Jackson County,
unemployment rose from
8.4 percent in June to 8.8
percent in July. In July
2009, the county's unem-
ployment rate was 8 per-
In Hol'mes County, July
unemployment was 9.5 per-
cent, compared to.9 percent
in June. In Washington
County, the unemployment
rate reached 11.3 percent in
July, up from 10.9 percent
in June. Calhoun County's
unemployment was 9.8 per-
cent last month; the rate
stood at 9.4 percent in June.
In Liberty County, July
unemployment was 7.6 per-
cent, up from 7 percent the
State figures show July's
unemployment rate rose
Figures released Friday
by the Agency -for
Workforce Innovation show
from 11.4. percent to 11.5
percent. More than a mil-
lion Floridians are unem-
rate is higher than the
rate of 9.5 percent.
The agency's director,
Cynthia Lorenzo, says the
good news is Florida's
annual rate of job creation
is growing slightly at .1
percent. The increase of
2,700 jobs'is the first annu-
al job growth since 2007.
The Associated Press
contributed to this story.
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6A Sunday, August 22, 2010 Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Valeria Roberts
In a little-noticed changed, the gov-
ernment is about to take over some-
Washington is taking charge of the
claims process from the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill.
Oddly enough, given the current
mood of some sections of the elec-
torate, there has been little protest.
In part, this is due to what some
along the coast felt was BP's foot-
dragging in dealing with various
claims. There is a general feeling that
the process will move a little faster,
now that the government is handling
The federal, government and by
extension, we the taxpayers are not
putting a dime into the claims pool.
The government will be.handling the
administration of the $20 bilUon, set
aside for claims by BP. The handover
will take place this coming Monday.
It remains to be seen if this opti-
mism lasts once the handover is com-
plete. But given the track record of the
person tapped to take over, the signs
Before taking over the BP fund, Ken
Feinberg chaired the fund that com-
pensated the 9/11 victims. He also
handled the compensation for victims
of the Virginia Tech shootings.
So this isn't exactly his first rodeo.
But the number of claims and victims
swamps even that of the Sept. 11
attacks. He will have his hands full.
But he's not starting from scratch,
merely taking over a system that some
felt was moving too slow. All he has
to do is unclog the system.
Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 7
319 The Capitol
402 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Building L, Room 108 Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701
Rep. Brad Drake, R-District 5
313 House Office Building
402 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
NWFL State-Chautauqua Campus #205
908 U.S. Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-1436
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Higher education is no silver bullet
By MARSHA MERCER
We're No. 12. The United
States has dropped from first
in the world to twelfth in the
' percentage of young people
with college degrees.
The problem isn't that
we're sending fewer students
to college. College enroll-
ment in the United States is
at an all-time high; V0 per-
cent of those who graduated
high school in 2009 were in
college last fall. The problem
is that other countries are
pumping ever more students
into their educational
pipelines, particularly in sci-
ence and math.
President Obama wants to
raise the number of college
grads by 8.million by 2020
"because America has to
have the highest share of
graduates. compared to every
But do we, really? It's red,
white and blue, but we
should ask if we're serving
our people and our country
well by simply churning out
more of the same.
Don't get me wrong. I'm
all for a large, educated citi-'
zenry, but increasing the
'quantity of college graduates
without improving quality
won't boost our national
smarts or our global competi-
Americans still want to
believe education is the key
to personal and national tri-
umph, but a growing body of
research and literature chal-
lenges that view. College-
educated Americans still do
better economically than
those without college, but a
degree no longer guarantees
success or even employment.
And there are signs our
schools need to do a better
job teaching people to think
critically. The latest Pew
Research Center poll found
nearly one in five Americans
mistakenly believe Obama is
a Muslim. In fact, the
gent is growing. The poll was
taken before Obama's
remarks about a mosque on
the World Trade Center site.
People said the source of
their information was TV
Obama pledges to make
sure that "every one of our
young people has the best
education that the world has
to offer." That's hardly a
novel notion from a presi-
dent, but fine words still
don't butter the parsnips. He
didn't go into details on how
he'd target funds to improve
the quality of higher educa-
We already spend about 2
'/2 times more than the aver-
age of developed countries
on higher education, accord-
ing to the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and
Development. U.S. education
costs rose four times faster
than inflation over the last 25
years and twice as fast as our
health care costs.
It's easy to burn a thousand
dollars a week on tuition,
room and board at a private
college or university.
Financial aid helps, of
course, and state schools are
a better bargain.
Nevertheless, many students
graduate with $100,000 in
student loan debt only to find
that a college degree isn't a
Scholars at the Brookings
Institution studied economic
mobility and found that edu-
cation tends to reinforce,
rather than compensate for,
the differences associated
with family background.
"Strikingly, children from
low-income families with a
college education are no
more likely to reach the top
of the income ladder than
children from high-income
families without a college
education," Ron Haskins
wrote in "Getting Ahead or
Losing Ground: Economic
Mobility in America."
Andrew Hacker and
Claudia Dreifus, authors of
the new book, "Higher
Education? How Colleges
Are, Wasting Our Money and
Failing Our Kids And
What We Can Do About It,"
suggest that colleges are
padding their staffs and are
building luxury facilities that
would be more appropriate
for country clubs.
Full-time professors teach
fewer undergrads and poorly
paid adjuncts are teaching
more students, the authors
note. (I've taught as a college
adjunct instructor, and my
father was a university pro-
Hacker and Dreifus cite
Williams College in.
Massachusetts for having as
many administrators to stu-
dents as teachers to students.
More than 70 percent of
employees at the college do
something other than teach.
With about 2,000 students,
.Williams has 84 coaches on
staff and 73 fundraisers,
Hacker and Dreifus write.
Students don't escape
blame either. Several studies
have found college students
study less than they did
decades ago but expect
College students in 1961
studied 24 hours a week
while students in 2003 stud-
ied just 14 hours a week,
Philip Babcock and Mindy
Parks wrote in a study for the
American Enterprise Institute.
The shorter study time
stemmed not from students
being pressed for time from
working part-time -
although they do have jobs.
Nor was it because they
picked less demanding
majors or because they saved
time with computers.
No, the authors said, the
most plausible explanation
for the decline in time spent
studying is that academic
standards have fallen.
Marsha Mercer writes from
Washington, D.C. You may
contact her at marsha.mer-
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
game costs everyone
I began my career in phar-
macy in 1965 while attending
pharmacy school at the
University of Florida. I worked
in a pharmacy throughout my
college days, was drafted and
worked in military hospital
pharmacies, worked in civilian
hospital pharmacies, taught a
pharmacy technician course,
worked for chain stores, and
have owned my store for 37
I have seen a lot of changes
in the practice of pharmacy.
When insurance companies
first started reimbursing
patients for prescriptions, I
thought this was a good thing.
Next, came the technology rev-
olution with this also came
the greed and decline of com-
munity pharmacies. Why?
Because the Pharmacy Benefit
Managers, or PBMs, discov-
ered that not only could they
make a bundle by processing
prescription claims, but they
could also make it on the other
end by mail order prescrip-
Recently, I received infor-
mation that under our state
employee prescription drug
plan, I can only fill my main-
tenance medication (blood
pressure meds) three times at
my own pharmacy, before
having to send it to mail
order. My experience with
mail order is that it is waste-
ful. I say this because I have
had patients' relatives bring
in garbage bags half-full of
medication left over when
their relative had died. Mail
order pharmacies like it
because the more they ship,
the more they make; drug
manufactures like it because
the more medication dis-
pensed, the more sales.
Countless times I have had
mail order patients needing
medication, because theirs
had not arrived.
These situations go from
"Can you loan me some?" and
"I'll bring them back when I
get mine," to having to call the
physician for a new prescrip-
tion, then having to call the
PBM to get authorization to
dispense it. Most of the time,
the patient simply pays for it.
More cost to the patient. There
are patients who use a blend of
mail order and my pharmacy.
One situation stands out -
the patient had a prescription
for leg cramp medication and a
muscle relaxant. Upon speak-
ing (counseling, it is now
called) with the patient, I dis-
covered that the mail order
company had called the doctor
and got her cholesterol medica-
tion changed from a generic to
a more expensive brand med-
ication about two weeks prior
to her leg cramps beginning..
I advised the patient not to
fill the prescriptions, not to
take the cholesterol medica-
tion. Three days later, the
patient called to tell me that
she had not had a leg cramp
for two days. Her doctor
changed her cholesterol med-
ication back to the original.
She, of course, had a three-
month supply of medication to
destroy, in this case, about
Insurance companies have
no incentive to control cost.
Why? Because they are going
to get their slice of the pie.
Guess what the bigger the
pie, the more they make.
I am in the twilight of my
career; I could write a book on
our health care system and its
problems. They will not be
solved as long as insurance
companies, PBMs and the drug
manufactures can spend bil-
lions of dollars to influence
legislation. I would like to see
everyone get the attention of
the elected, and those who
want to be elected.
Jimmy 0. Alday
What energy plan?
While running for office,
President Obama promised
that if elected, he would get
us off OPEC oil within 10
Two years are gone and we
still don't have a plan. In fact,
there is some evidence that
we're going in the wrong
direction. In July 2010, we
imported 388 million barrels
of oil. That's the single largest
import month since President
Obama was inaugurated.
The NAT GAS Act will cre-
ate jobs, clean up the environ-
ment and improve our nation-
al security by providing tax
incentives to organizations
which operate fleets of vehi-
cles that are fueled with
imported oil to be replaced
with vehicles that run on
domestic natural gas.
Election Day will soon be
here. Those who are running
for office be it open seats,
incumbents or challengers -
need to take a look at this leg-
islation and make promising
to reduce our need for OPEC
oil a central part of their cam-
Managing Editor: Michael Becker
8/l lit 2010 Jeff Stahler/ Dist. by UFS, Inc.
I I I -II 1'
GOP governor candidates focus on Panhandle
BY MITCH STACY
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
PANAMA CITY With three days to
go.in a tight primary race, Republican can-
didates for governor Bill McCollum and
Rick Scott turned their attention Saturday
to the conservative Florida Panhandle.
The bitter rivals were hop-scotching
each other with their stops, both starting
with morning meet-and-greets in the
Pensacola area before moving to Destin
and Panama City. Both planned to end the
day in Jacksonville at the Jacksonville
Jaguars-Miami Dolphins exhibition foot-
Scott, accompanied by his wife, mother
and one of his two daughters, went table to
table shaking hands and chatting with
breakfast patrons at the landmark Coffee
Cup diner in Pensacola and later made the
rounds and spoke at a sunny Panama City
park where his campaign served free bar-
becue pork lunches to several hundred
people. As he has throughout the cam-
paign, Scott touted his business experience
and said it's time to send an outsider tok
Tallahassee who will hold lawmakers and
state agencies accountable.
"I will work my tail off, use common
sense and I'll run the state on behalf of
taxpayers and families," he told the recep-
Sue Krauss, a 68-year-old retiree who
lives in Panama City Beach, said she was
leaning toward Scott but hadn't complete-
ly made up her mind about who to vote for
"I'm more interested in getting people
out of office who have been in office for a
long time," Krauss said, explaining her
aversion to McCollum, a former congress-
man and current state attorney general.
"I'm trying to find a reason to vote every-
However, she said she "concerned"
about what McCollum's TV ads say about
Scott and his running of a hospital .con-
glomerate that paid a record $1.7 billion to
settle criminal charges of Medicare fraud.
Scott says he had no knowledge of the
criminal wrongdoing at Columbia/HCA,
but acknowledges it as his greatest busi-
"If I had been perfect, I would have pre-
vented all of the investigations and gotten
ahead of it," he said in Pensacola.
Scott was greeted in Panama City by an
SUV emblazoned with his face and the
words: "Rick Scott, release the deposi-
'tion," a reference to his refusal to make
public a sealed deposition he gave earlier
this year in a lawsuit against another
health care company he co-founded.
McCollum visited a bait shop in Gulf
Breeze where the owners told him busi-
ness is off about 46 percent from last year
because of the Gulf oil spill. They urged
him to pressure federal officials to reopen
the waters to fishing soon. And they said
they're worried about being compensated
for lost revenue under the federal govern-
ment's new oil spill claims' administration
McCollum said he has written letters to
BP PLC and administration officials on
behalf of Floridians who are concerned
about the compensation system.
"I am really worried about the new sys-
tem,'' he said. "We are concerned that the
new standards about who is paid for losses
are different from the previous standards. I
will get my voice out there."
Later McCollum lunched 6n corned
beef and cabbage, bean soup and a root
beer at McGuire's Irish Pub with about 40
people. He told them streamlining the oil
spill claims process for Panhandle resi-
dents, getting the waters reopened to fish-
ing and boosting the region's economy are
among his top concerns.
Tuesday's election will culminate a bit-
ter four-month contest that saw record
spending for a state primary campaign -
mostly by Scott, who has written checks
for more than $30 million to blanket the
state's TV airwaves with his commercials.
. After trailing in some polls by double-
digits less than a month ago, McCollum
overtook Scott in a Quinnipiac University
poll out this week. But nearly a fifth of
participants said they hadn't yet decided
on a candidate and roughly a third said
they might still change their mind.
The winner will face Democrat Alex
Sink in November.
McCollum campaign: http.'//billmccol-
Scott campaign: http://www.rickscot-
Dem Senate race is about spending money, time
BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON
AP POLITICAL WRITER
Billionaire Jeff Greene is spend-
ing millions of his fortune trying
to beat Rep. Kendrick Meek in the
Democratic Senate primary while
Meek on Saturday spent more
time with voters.
Meek held a half dozen events
Saturday from Jacksonville to the
Orlando area and planned to finish
the day in Miami to prepare for
visits to five churches Sunday
Greene held two events
Saturday and planned another two
"It's not about money, it's about
who's gonna stand with you and
fight for you," Meek told an
enthusiastic crowd at Rep. Corrine
Brown's campaign headquarters.
"I need you to do the things that
we must do to get this vote out."
Meek estimates Greene has
spent $26 million on the race.
Greene's campaign would not dis-
cuss how much it's spent, but
Greene has far outnumbered
Meek in television ads and has
blanketed Florida with mail pieces
Meek has tried to counter that
by focusing on grass roots, taking
a 10-day bus tour, attending rallies
with former President Bill Clinton
and President Barack Obama, and
keeping a busy campaign schdd-
On Saturday, his focus was try-
ing to get people to the polls,
attending church events arid hold-
ing a rally before. talking to a
group of 60' at the University of
Meek started the day at a
Krystal restaurant, where Brian
Pinckney, 37, promised to cast a
vote for him on Tuesday. He said
he likes that Meek is talking more
"I really don't think a lot about
Greene," Pinckney said. "When
you hear so much negative cam-
paigning, it turns you off."
The race has been bitter. Greene
says Meek is corrupt because he
.sought federal money for a devel-
oper who had his mother, former
Rep. Carrie Meek, on his payroll.
Meek says Greene, who, achieved
billionaire status by making
investments that paid off when the
housing market collapsed, is a
"bad man" who enriched himself
on the misery of others.
The anger heated up again
Saturday when Meek found out
about a mail piece Greene sent
that questions whether Meek will
stand with Israel. The mailer has a
full color picture of rioters throw-
' ing rocks in a street as smoke rises
behind them with the question,
"Has there ever been a more
important time to stand with
On the back, it has a grainy
black and white picture of Meek
and asks, "Who can you trust to
protect Israel? Kendrick Meek?"
The back also states: "Jeff Greene
... A champion for Israel" with a
color photo of Greene, who is
Meek called the mailer disgust-'
"I have like a 100 percent pro-
Israel record inCongress. It's just
really offensive that someone
would stoop so low," Meek said
after visiting the St. Paul African
Methodist Episcopal Church.
"I'm to the point where I feel that
Mr. Greene has lost all credibility
in all his arguments."
Greene, campaigning in
Kissimmee, defended himself.
"He is not as strong on Israel,"
Greene said, according to a St.
Petersburg Times story. "We had a
Palm Beach Post debate and I
came out very strongly and said
we have to stand by Israel with
undying loyalty ... Kendrick Meek
said, 'I'd like peace in the Middle
East.' To me, that's not a response
that friends of Israel want to hear."
Tuesday's winner will face
Republican Marco Rubio and
Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running
as an independent, in the
Greene has said he will sped as
much as it takes to win, but ,he
hasn't put, nearly as much time
into public campaigning. On
Sunday, his schedule begins at 10
a.m. and ends shortly after noon,
compared with Meek, who plans
to start his day at 7 a.m. in Miami
and end it more than 12 hours later
At Meek's Universityof Florida
event, one man interrupted his
speech by shouting, "I like you
because you're not trying to buy
the election ... The other guy is all
about the money and his party
After the event, student Jay
Shooster said he didn't even know
what Meek looked like before see-
ing him speak, but now plans to
vote for him.
"He left me with a gdod feeling
inside. He left me with a feeling
that made me trust him," said
Shooster, 20, a junior philosophy
"His compassion on commumi-
ty left me with a warm, positive
Legislative races overshadowed Police seek suspect
BY BRENT KALLESTAD
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
TALLAHASSEE State Sen.
John Thrasher believes he can handle
his job as state Republican Party
chairman and still serve in the
Legislature. He'll learn Tuesday if
voters in his northeast Florida Senate
Political novice Charles Pemiciaro,
a physician who formerly worked at
the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, is
forcing Thrasher to campaign and
spend money so survive a challenge
from within the party he rules.
Former Jacksonville television news
anchor Deborah Gianoulis, who is
unopposed for the Democratic nomi-
nation, awaits the winner.
Thrasher, 66, replaced Jim Greer as
chairman the GOP in February amid
a growing financial scandal that
resulted in Greer's June arrest by on
charges he ran a scam to bilk the
Thrasher is one of two Senate
incumbents facing primary opposi-
tion. Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, has
a huge fundraising advantage over
challenger Bart Carmichael.
Eight House incumbents, six
Republicans and two Democrats, also
face primary challenges.
"I pity the poor state legislators
who are just trying to get some atten-
tion right now," said Aubrey Jewett, a
University of Central Florida political
scientist, noting competitive primary
races for governor, attorney general
and the U.S. Senate.
"It's been an unusual primary sea-
son with record-setting amounts of
money being spent," Jewett said, not-
ing the millions of dollars poured into
campaigns by Republican gubernato-
rial hopeful Rick Scott and
Democratic Senate candidate Jeff
"You have a number of competitive
primaries around the state in both
parties and right at the top of the tick/
et," Jewett said. ,
"Usually when you have high-pro-
file races with good competition, it
drives up turnout."
And that's the case in Leon County
where elections supervisor Ion
Sancho reports early voting has
already topped the number of 2008
One of the key races there in the
heart of Florida government has first-
term state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel
Vasilinda, .a Democrat, being chal-
lenged by her own former county
party chairman, Rick Minor, who got
into the race a year ago following a
pair of pro-drilling votes by
S"The oil primary," said veteran
Democratic political strategist Steve
Schale, who managed Barack
Obama's successful presidential cam-
paign in Florida in 2008.
The district, which includes the
state Capitol and rural Jefferson and
Gadsden counties, typically votes
Democratic and Minor is coming at
her from the left.
Vasilinda has outspent her oppo-
nent on television and billboard
Another Senate race being closely
watched is in South Florida where
state Reps. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort
Inmates help train
BY KATIE FINNEY
PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL
Gavin Scott comes to
unlock the gated pen, Spot
pants with excitement.
The boxer mix squirms
and jumps, ready to be
walked around the grounds
with Scott holding the
For as long as Scott, 19,
can remember, he has had a
dog in his life.
But, for the Escambia
County Road Prison
inmate, going to see Spot
run is a cherished time in
Scott teaches Spot to sit,
lie down and walk on a
leash. He even lets Spot rest
on his black boots. When
Scott says goodbye to Spot,
the dog stares at him and
"I'm sad sometimes
(leaving the dog), but
there's always another day
when I can come and pet
him," Scott said.
Scott and other inmates
from the road prison visit
Escambia County Animal
Services as part of an
Inmate Training Program
that started in September.
About three times a week,
inmates help train the ani-
mals and maintain the
Linda Lambert, an assis-
tant dog trainer for the shel-
ter, teaches the inmates how
to train the animals with
food, voice tone and praise.
The animals are trained not
to jump and walk on a leash
without dragging the walk-
Not only is it good for the
dogs, it helps inmates,' too.
"It's a win-win situation,"
Lambert said. "It gives
them a sense of purpose, a
sense of worth."
Volunteer inmates are
paired with dogs for four to
The program has a
tremendous impact on the
inmates' self-esteem and
relationship with people,
Lauderdale and Carl Domino of
Jupiter square off in the Republican
primary for the nomination to chal-
lenge Democratic Rep. Kelly
Skidmore of Boca Raton in
November. The seat was held by out-
going Senate President Jeff Atwater,
who is running for chief financial
Some familiar faces from the past
are also on Tuesday's ballot, includ-
ing former Senate President Gwen
Margolis, who at age 75 is favored in
-a Democratic primary race against
Kevin Burns in her third bid 'for leg-
The South Florida district has been
represented by Democrat Dan Gelber,
who is running for attorney general.
In a pair of Miami Republican pri-
maries, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla,
Jenny Nillo and Rep. Julio Robaina
are vying for a seat in the state
Senate. Diaz de la Portilla has former
Gov. Jeb Bush's endorsement and
would be taking the seat vacated by
his brother, Sen. Alex Diaz de la
Portilla. Rep. Anitere Flores, armed
with 'a $575,000 campaign warchest,
is favored over David Nelson in her
bid to move up from the House.
In a mid-August poll by
Quinnipiac University., voters said
they disapproved of the Legislature's
job performance by nearly a. 2-to-1
margin. Only 30 percent rated the
favorably. Budget woes have caused
lawmakers 'to make billions of dollars
in cuts the past four years.
Republicans have a 26-14 advan-
tage in the Senate and 76-44 in the
Col. Jeff- Bohannon,
,Escambia County Road
Prison superintendent, said.
"I oversee a corrections
facility. We take that term
to the fullest sense. This
program is an awesome
opportunity to do exactly
that," Bohannon said.
"There are no losers."
Bohannon, said the
inmates know they are
doing something positive,
and their experience with
the animals helps them
break away from an inmate
When they re-enter soci-
ety, they are better able to
connect with other people
and continue positive
Since Bohannon began
involving inmates in com-
munity programs, he said
his disciplinary problems at
the county prison have
dropped 86 percent since
Dusty Clements, the
shelter's manager, said he is
pleased to have the inmates
help with the animals..
He witnessed the attach-
ment that develops between
man and dog firsthand
when an inmate came back
to claim "Mama Dog" after
he was released,
George Felt, the shelter's
lead trainer, agreed the
inmates are changed for the
better. Each inmate picks a
dog that they have empathy
with, he said.
"You can see them go
from' a hard-eyed look to a
softening, and it's a physi-
cal change," Felt said.
Mike Harper, 40, began
working at the shelter on
Wednesday and chose a
yellow Labrador as his part-
Harper, convicted of
credit card theft, said the
dog looked at him with sad
eyes, so he had to pick it.
In two days, Harper has
taught the lab how to walk
on a leash and sit.
"All he needs is love and
attention," Harper said. "I
was going to call him Fido."
n car burglary
The Marianna police are
seeking a suspect in a vehi-
cle burglary that occurred
Friday shortly after noon.
According to a news
release from the police
department, officers were
called out on a report of the
theft of a purse from a car.
The vehicle was reported
to be in the Integras Fitness
Center parking lot, and the
doors of the vehicle were
locked. Officers found no
sign of forced entry.
Anyone who may hav6
information on this is asked
to call the Marianna police
at 526-3125, or
CrimeStoppers at 526-5000.
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not need" he said. "We 19,400 septic tanks.
shouldn't be adding yet The inspection and
another impediment to a pump-out could cost an
housing market barely reg- estimated $300 to $500, or
istering a pulse., And we more.
shouldn't be remembered If systems are inspected
as the patron saints of the and deemed not in compli-
septic tank industry." ance, replacing them could
In Jackson County, there cost as much as $14,000,
are between 17,200 and according to the release.
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In the Panhandle, the to the world accelerates our
grant is being coordinated ability to participate in the
by Opportunity Florida. global economy."
This project will deploy The grant is part of the
the "middle mile," using federal government's pro-
fixed microwave relays to gram to expand broadband
link large scale service access across the country.
providers with local, retail "Full high-speed broad-
service providers, band access for rural
"Adding the middle mile Florida is as important to us
will improve health care today as paved roads were
access for our residents, to north Florida in the
and that is a priority for 1920s," noted Art
each of our eight counties," Kimbrough, president and
noted Vicki Montford, CEO of the Jackson County
Opportunity Florida board Chamber of Commerce.
secretary. "And of course, "Quite simply, it is the key
connecting our businesses to future growth."
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good as the men and on Tuesday. We are going
women who give it," to win this election next
Lawson said. "The mem- week, and the mayors and
bers of the JCAM are on the people of Jackson
the ground, talking to the County will be a part of that
people who will be voting victory."
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Obama challenges GOP on campaign finance ruling
BY ERICA WERNER
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass.
- President Barack Obama says
Republicans should join him in
opposing a Supreme Court ruling
that vastly increased how much
corporations and unions can
spend on campaign ads.
Instead, the GOP wants to
"keep the public in the dark"
about who's behind the expendi-
tures, Obama charged in his
weekly radio and Internet
address, released Saturday as he
vacationed on Martha's
"You'd think that reducing cor-
porate and even foreign influence
over our elections wouldn't be a
partisan issue," said Obama. "But
the Republican leaders in"
Congress said no. In fact,they
used their power to block the
issue from even coming up for a
"This can only mean that the
leaders of the other party want to
keep the public in the dark," said
the president. "They don't want
you to know which interests are
paying for the ads. The only peo-
ple who don't want to disclose
the truth are people with some-
thing to hide."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell, R-Ky., scoffed at the
"Americans want us to focus
on jobs, but by focusing on an
election bill, Democrats are send-
ing a clear message to the
American people that their jobs
aren't as important as the jobs of
embattled Democrat politicians,"
McConnell said. "The president
says this bill is about transparen-
cy. It's transparent all right. It's a
transparent effort to rig the fall
At issue is the ruling earlier
this year in the case known as
Citizens United that freed big
businesses and unions to spend
their millions directly to sway
elections for president and
The ruling, seen as mostly ben-
efiting Republicans, reversed a
centurylong trend of limiting the
political muscle of corporations,
organized labor and their massive
In response, majority
Democrats in the House passed
legislation in June limiting the
ruling's reach, including requir-
ing greater disclosure by donors.
But Republicans in the Senate
have blocked the legislation. That
doesn't appear likely to change,
notwithstanding the president's
Republicans devoted their
weekly address to accusing
Democrats of out-of-control
spending and taxing, arguing in
favor of slashing government
"If we keep spending too
much, borrowing too much and
taxing too much if we keep
doing the same things, we're
going to get the same dismal
results," said Rep. Charles Djou,
R-Hawaii. "It's time to change
direction. It's time to listen."
President Barack Obama waves
to a gathered crowd as he
leaves the Bunch of Grapes
book store in'Vineyard Haven,
Mass., Friday where, the first
family is vacationing. AP
GOP candidate hammers
Democrat on honesty
BY SUSAN HIGH
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Blumenthal's words are haunting him
Already forced to apologize for saying
he had served "in" Vietnam in the Marine.
Reserve rather than stateside, the state
attorney general's campaign for U.S.
Senate is now being challenged to explain
his assertion that he had "never taken PAC
money" and has "rejected all special inter-
Federal records show that he has accept-
ed $480,000 in political action committee
money since he made that claim in January.
Moreover, his Republican opponent, for-
mer World Wrestling Entertainment CEO
Linda McMahon, points to nearly $17,000
Blumenthal received as a state legislative
candidate in the 1980s a figure
Blumenthal's campaign does not dispute.
Blumenthal's campaign insists he did not
lie as McMahon says when he said in
an interview on MSNBC the day after he
announced he was running for the seat of
retiring Sen. Chris Dodd that he had never
taken PAC money. His campaign says he
was referring only to his 20 years as attor-
The context of the interview was the race
for the Senate seat and how expensive the
campaign would be. During the interview,
Blumenthal was shown a clip in which
McMahon said she would commit whatev-
er personal money was necessary to win
because she did not want to take special
Blumenthal was then asked how tough
the race would be and how expensive.
"I've never taken PAC money, and I have
rejected all special interest money because
I have stood strong and taken legal action
against many of those special interests," he
When pressed again on how much the
race might cost, Blumenthal said it was too
early to tell but said he was going to run a
"very grass-roots campaign" and seek
fundraising "from ordinary citizens."
Since then, McMahon, a political new-
comer, has spent more than $20 million
flooding voters' TV sets and mailboxes
with ads to boost her name recognition and
secure the GOP nomination, and has said
she'll spend as much as a total of $50 mil-
lion of her own money on the race.
And Blumenthal has seen his lead over
McMahon shrink in the polls. A Jan. 14
Quinnipiac University poll showed
Blumenthal leading McMahon 64 percent
to 23 percent. By Aug. 4, that had narrowed
to 50-40, with Blumenthal still hanging
onto the lead.
Challenges to his credibility are new for
Blumenthal, who has spent two decades
with high popularity ratings as he groomed
his reputation as Connecticut's advocate
"Dick Blumenthal. He's not who we
thought he was. Apparently, Dick
This combination of 2010 photos shows
Democrat Richard Blumenthal, left, and
Republican Linda McMahon; right, can-
didates in the Nov. 2, general election in'
Connecticut for the U.S. Senate seat
being vacated by Christopher Dodd. -
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
Blumenthal will say anything," reads a
McMahon campaign mailer sent to
Connecticut voters -this week, which high-
lights the PAC issue. She's also running a
TV ad featuring two women sarcastically
saying how shocked they are that
"Blumenthal misspoke again."
Blumenthal's campaign has denounced
the ad as untrue and vehemently denies
Blumenthal was trying to mislead anyone,
saying he was referring only to his runs for
state attorney general during the MSNBC
"They are taking something completely
out of context to distort his record and try
and tear him down," Maura Downes, his
campaign spokeswoman, said of
McMahon's campaign. "He was talking
about his attorney general races, and he
was crystal clear about that."
Blumenthal's campaign responded
Friday to the criticism with a TV spot that
refers to "Linda McMahon's latest attack
ad," which questions how he can fight spe-
cial interests by accepting PAC money. In
Blumenthal's ad, the announcer says,
"Doesn't she get it? Dick Blumenthal will
always stand up to the special interests,"
and then highlights some of his high-pro-
file cases involving big tobacco and phar-
Rich, Denesha, 30, of Norwich, said he
has heard Blumenthal is an effective attor-
ney general who has taken on special inter-
ests. But after hearing about the candidate's
misstatements about Vietnam words he
later apologized for and his comments
about never taking PAC money, Denesha
said he thinks Blumenthal is now playing
"If he's going to do this to get elected,
why am I going to be led to believe he's
going to do anything different once he's
elected?" said Denesha, a registered
McMahon campaign spokesman Ed
Patru says Blumenthal has a "troubling
habit of being untruthful," an image her
campaign has been systematically trying to
paint of the Democrat.
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on second vacation day
BY GLEN JOHNSON
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
- President Barack
Obama and his family are
delivering so far on the
low-key summer vacation
promised by White House
The president, first lady
Michelle Obama and
daughters Malia and Sasha
spent 4 1/2 hours Saturday
at a private beach enjoying
a picnic lunch, but' they
returned to their rented
compound on Martha's
Vineyard and Obama
planned no more outside
trips for the day.
On Friday, the first full
day in their 10-day vaca-
tion, the president took the
girls book shopping before
he played a round of golf,
but as he has each night
since arriving on Thurday,
he stayed home despite a
bustle of late-summer
activity on the island.
Deputy Press Secretary
Bill Burton said earlier in
the week that Obama was
hoping for a news-free stay
and a chance to "recharge
The family was not seen
by the White House press
corps as they headed for the
beach, but clusters of well-
wishers waved to them as
they passed a bustling
farmer's market and several
crowded intersections, en
route. There was a similar
scene as their now-dusty
SUVs returned home.
The family picnicked at a
beach in the Oyster Watcha
area, just down the' road
from where former
President Bill Clinton used
to vacation. That property,
owned by real estate devel-
oper Richard Friedman,
was the site of a scheduled
Saturday evening fundrais-
er for Massachusetts Gov.
Deval Patrick, a friend of
the president's, fellow
Democrat and Chicagoan.
The fundraiser was host-
ed by White House senior
adviser Valerie Jarrett, but
both Patrick and Obama
aides said the president
would not attend. The gov-
ernor said he encouraged
the White-House to keep
Obama away so he could
enjoy his vacation.
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Bear who mauled caretaker
is put to death in Ohio
BY JEANNIE NUSS
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
COLUMBUS, Ohio A bear that
mauled to death a caretaker was euth-
anized Saturday at the request of the
family of the victim, whose father
said he had told his son to leave the
The bear attacked Brent Kandra, 24,
when he opened its cage Thursday for
a routine feeding at the home of a man
who kept a menagerie of wolves,
tigers and'bears on the property south-
west of Cleveland.
The owner, Sam Mazzola, who has
drawn criticism from animal rights
activists for letting people wrestle with
one of his bears, had said Kandra's
family would decide the bear's fate.
Kandra's father, John, said he and
his ex-wife, Deirdre" Herbert, needed
the bear to die. He also said his son felt
shortchanged by Mazzola when pay-
day rolled around.
"It just seemed like Sam kind of
took advantage of my son," Kandra's
father said; "I told him a couple times,
'I really wish you wouldn't work for
Mizzola's lawyer didn't return a
call seeking comment Saturday.
After the bear was put to death by a
veterinarian, John Kandra recalled his
son, a little blond boy who fished his
way through childhood in the rivers of
northeastern Ohio, baiting bullfrogs
with a blade of grass and catching carp
big enough to shame the tallest teller
of fish tales.
"I can't think .of when he wasn't
involved with animals," Kandra said.
His son began fishing at age 4, reel-
ing in fish after fish and begging to
cast his rod just one more time. He
tried to bring home his biggest catch-
es, where he always had animals a
pet snake, a turtle or a dog. -
After Kandra died, his father paged
through mementos of his 'son's child-
In this March 18, 2006 file photo, during an exhibition wrestling match at
a sportsmen's show in Cleveland, Lance Palmer takes on ,Ceaser, a 650-
pound black bear owned by Sam Mazzola. On Thursday another bear
owned by Mazzola fatally mauled its caretaker at Mdzzola's animal sanc-
tuary in Columbia Station, Ohio. Mazzola accumulated dozens of dan-
gerous, exotic animals despite past convictions and losing his license after
animal rights activists complained he was making money by letting people
wrestle bears. AP Photo/Jamie-Andrea Yanak
hood, the fridge-worthy school assign-
ments, and other keepsakes a parent
He fixated on stories his son scrib-
bled in elementary school: Brent
catching a whale with a hook. Brent
living among the bears in the woods.
"I figured by the time they were in
their 30s. and 40s they could go
through it and see what they want to
keep," Kandra's father said of his chil-
dren. "He's not going to be able to do
Brent Kandra's penchant for critters
led him to Mazzola's world of exotic
animals, where neighbors say roars'
and howls resound. Kandra spent the
end of his teenage years and his 20s
tending to dogs and feeding bears.
Despite the problems he said he had
with getting paid, Kandra thought it
was better than selling cell phones at
the mall, 4 job he started less than two
Mazzola owned four tigers, a lion,
eight bears and 12 wolves, he said at a
bankruptcy filing in May.
The USDA had revoked Mazzola's
license to exhibit animals after animal
rights activists campaigned for him to
stop letting people wrestle with anoth-
er one of his bears.
Wildfire in LA County forest 50 percent contained
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
VALYERMO, Calif. -
A stubborn wildfire that
charred 110 acres Friday
and spurred some residents
to evacuate homes in the
Angeles National Forest
kept firefighters working
into the night to surround it,
Crews were slowly gain-
ing ground on the blaze that
erupted at about 3 p.m. near
the town of Valyermo in
northeast Los Angeles
County, said U.S. Forest
Rachel Mailo said. It was
50 percent contained. Mailo
says an unknown number of
residents evacuated their
KCAL-TV showed hors-
es fleeing stables as flames
and a thick layer of smoke
covered a wide grassy hill-
side in the early stages of
One Forest Service fire-
fighter broke his collarbone
and was taken by helicopter
to Antelope Valley
Hospital, Mailo said.
More than 150 firefight-
ers from both the Forest
Service and the county fire
Subscribe to the
department and three water-
dropping helicopters were
battling the blaze that was
burning about 50 miles
northeast of Los Angeles
and 20 miles southeast of
Earlier Friday, firefight-
ers surrounded a 28-acre
blaze in Riverside County
south of Lake Elsinore that
investigators believe was
started by two boys playing
The blaze broke out
Thursday evening and
briefly threatened a half-
dozen homes in Wildomar,
but flames moved away
from structures during the
night, said Riverside
County fire spokeswoman
Cheri Patterson. It was fully
contained by 11:30 a.m.
the two boys ages 12 and
13, decided they did not
have malicious intent, and
did not plan to file any
arson charges, Patterson
told the Riverside Press-
Enterprise. But the boys'
parents could be responsi-
ble for helping to cover fire-
Another 13-year-old boy,
Anthony Ramos, said he
and his friend were riding
scooters when they spotted
the fire on the hill and asked
a neighbor to call 911.
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Ramos said he saw the
two boys believed to have
started the fire running
down the hill and crying.
"They were scared," he
said. "They knew what they
did was wrong."
Oil spill adds to
housing woes for
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
LAKESHORE, Miss. Pete Yarborough, a trucker
who hauled seafood until the BP oil spill hit, and about
800 other households are under pressure to buy or get
out of the state-owned cottages they've been living in
since Hurricane Katrina left them homeless.
Yarborough's 400-square-foot cottage sits on cinder
blocks 13 feet above sea level, 7 feet lower than post-
Katrina standards require. He can buy the cottage for
$351, but it would cost about $23,000 to raise it in the
flood-prone area, and Yarborough can't afford that.
If he doesn't buy the cottage, the state will begin the
process of evicting him. State officials had hoped to
end the cottage program by Aug. 29, the fifth anniver-
sary of the storm, but they concede the process of evict-
ing the residents will take a couple of more months.
The oil spill's economic fallout has added a cruel
hurdle to the effort to relocate the cottage dwellers,
who live in the structures for free, paying utilities and
rent only for the lots they live on or paying no rent
if they own the lots.
"I'm jobless and I might be'homeless too," said
Yarborough, 57, who hasn't had work since the spill
sidelined some major fishing grounds in the Gulf of
Yarborough has refused to buy the petite dwellings
for as little as $351 and relocate them to "cottage
parks," where residents would lease a piece of land
much like a mobile home park. If the Mississippi
Emergency Management Agency evicts the tenants
outright, it would then auction their cottages to help
replenish the emergency agency's disaster relief cof-
In addition to the cottages, about 200 more Katrina
victims still live in federally supplied trailers, down
from a post-storn peak of 41,000.
Yarborough said he received and spent $3,000 from
BP after he lost his job as a trucker. He's waiting to see
if he'll get monthly checks.
"My automobile is past due, my lights, my phone
bills. Everything is past due," he said.
Lea Crager-Stokes, MEMA deputy director, said the
agency is willing to move the structures to mobile
home parks or areas outside the floodplain. But that
forces some residents to leave their own property and
start paying rent.
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Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON A six-
month ban on deepwater
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
would directly put more than
9,000 people out of work and
indirectly affect another 14,000
jobs, according to a memo from
the nation's top drilling regula-
The federal document, which
weighed the -economic impact
and alternatives to the ban, was
sent to Interior Secretary Ken
Salazar on July 10 by Michael
Salazar issued a moratorium
in June, but it was struck down
by a federal judge in New
Orleans after oil and gas
drilling interests said it wasn't
justified following the Gulf oil
The Obama administration
issued a new moratorium July
12 two days after the memo
- that stressed new evidence
of safety concerns. The White
House hopes the revised ban
will pass muster with the
The moratoriums were put in
place following the Deepwater
Horizon rig explosion April 20
that killed 11 people. Millions
of gallons of oil spilled into the
Gulf after the rig sank.
Some energy experts, engi-
neering consultants and Gulf
Coast leaders have joined Big
Oil to ask Salazar to change his
mind. Drilling was safe before
the BP spill, they said, and Gulf
communities that depend on the
industry were suffering unfair-
spokesman Matt Lee-Ashley
said the agency has been very
clear that the economic impacts
of the moratorium would need
to be. addressed and noted the
Obama administration secured
an agreement with BP to set up
a $100 million fund for affected
"In light of the current risks
of deepwater drilling as illus-
trated by the BP Deepwater
Horizon Spill and the potential
impacts, of another spill, the
moratorium is necessary and
appropriate. With that said, the
worst-case economic impact
estimates from three months
ago have not been realized. The
reality on the ground suggests
that the impacts are less than
we initially projected as a
potential worst-case scenario,"
Former escaped fugitive John McCluskey
arrives for his initial appearance at
Apache County Superior Court Friday in
St. Johns, Ariz. AP Photo/Matt York
Casslyn Welch, fiancee to former
escaped fugitive John McCluskey arrives
for her initial appearance at Apache
County Superior Court Friday in St.
Johns, Ariz. AP Photo/Matt York
3 weeks on run, fugitives
arrested without fig ht
BY FELICIA FONSECA AND
JONATHAN J. COOPER
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS
ST. JOHNS, Ariz. -
The prison escape spurred a
stretching from Arizona to
Montana to Arkansas. But
it ended not far from where.
The self-styled "Bonnie
and Clyde" team of escapee
John McCluskey and girl-
friend Casslyn Welch sur-
rendered without blood-
shed at a campsite in east-
Authorities Friday were
still piecing together their
activities while on the lam,
but they somehow slipped
back into Arizona' An alert
forest ranger spotted their
beat-up Nissan hidden at a
campground, providing the
tip that led police to them.
When a SWAT team
descended on the campsite
at dusk Thursday, Welch
reached for a weapon but
dropped it when she real-
ized she" was outgunned,
police said. A shirtless, tat-
told officers that he regret-
ted not shooting them with,
the gun he had in a nearby
"He has no remorse,"
Apache County Sheriff's
Cmdr. Webb Hogle said.
The capture brought an
end to a. manhunt that
began July 30 when
McCluskey and two mur-
derers broke out of a medi-.
um-security prison in
Kingman, 185 miles north-
west of .Phoenix.
Authorities say Welch -
McCluskey's cousin and
fiancee -. threw a set of
wire cutters onto prison
grounds, allowing them to.
cut.open a fence.
One inmate was caught
after a shootout in
Colorado. The other was
nabbed in a small
Wyoming town after he
was spot'tei at a church.
The escape cast a critical
spotlight on Arizona's
prison system. A report on
Thursday found a series of
in the Atlantic
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI A new tropi-
cal depression has formed
in the Atlantic, but the sys-
tem is far from land.
Forecasters at the
National Hurricane Center
in Miami said Saturday that
the tropical depression
could become a hurricane
The depression was locat-
ed about 580 miles (935
of the southernmost Cape
Verde Islands. It has maxi-
mum sustained winds of 30
mph (45 kph) and is moving
west-northwest at 9 mph
(15 kph). The depression
could become a tropical
storm as early as Saturday
breakdowns that allowed
the inmates to slip away
into the desert, 'including
alarms that went off so
ofted that prison personnel
often just ignored them.
McCluskey, 45, and
Welch, 44, are suspected in
several crimes, including
the killing of a couple in
New Mexico .whose
torched bodies were found
in Santa Rosa. Officials
said the Nissan had.New
Mexico license plates that
were stolen around the time
they were killed. '
During the arrest, he sug-
gested that the gun used in
the killings was in his tent,
McCluskey and Welch
appeared before Apache
County Superior Court
Judge Donna Grimsley for
an initial appearance
Later that .night they
were transferred across the
*state to the Mohave County
Jail in Kingman, where
they were booked on iden-
tical charges of escape, kid-
napping, armed robbery,
and aggravated,assault with
a deadly weapon. Welch
also faces drug charges.
-They were scheduled for
preliminary hearings in
Kingman later this month.
Meanwhile, police were
looking through the camp-
site for any evidence that
could link them to other
Investigators looked into.
700 tips from nearly every.
state in a manhunt that had
officers swarming into
small towns from Montana
to Arkansas, said David
Gonzales, U.S. marshal for
The last credible sight-
ings came on Aug. 6 in
Billings, Mont. More tips
led authorities north to
Glacier National Park and
the Canadian border.
"We threw a lot of
resources at that border and
that area in general, to
where I don't think any-
body could have stayed
there long without being
detected," said Roo
Ostermiller, the acting U.S.
marshal in Montana.
It's unclear how long
they were in Arizona. At
some point they were. in
tiny Eagar, just west of the
New Mexico border, to
have a tire fixed, Apache
County Sheriff Joseph
Only a handful of houses
can be spotted from the
winding road that leads up
to the campsite. Motorists
pass towering trees, vast
meadows and bodies of
water before reaching it,
about 20 miles and an
hour's drive from an earlier
"They were starting to
feel. pretty comfortable,
like they had a pretty good
chance of hot being cap-
tured," Hogle said.
Around 4 p.m. Thursday,
the U.S. Forest Service
ranger investigated what
appeared to be an unattend-
ed campfire in the Apache-
Sitgreaves National Forest,
Gonzales said. He found
the silver Nissan Sentra.
backed suspiciously into
the trees as if someone
were trying to hide it.
The ranger had a brief
McCluskey, who appeared
nervous and fidgety.
Arriving officers left
nothing to chance fully
expecting a guns-blazing
shootout by two desperate
fugitives. A helicopter,
and a secondary team were
brought in to respond to
any reports of officers
down at the campsite.
Hogle said McCluskey
and Welch were standing
next to a car that belonged
to a neighboring camper as
the SWAT team swarmed-
in. He yelled at McCluskey
to "get down." When the
fugitive didn't comply,
Hogle said, he took him
down with force.
SWAT members remind-
ed one another not to han-
dle Welch's weapon too
much in case it was used in
the New Mexico killings,
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'Dawgs down to two at QB
BY DUSTIN KENT
FLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR ,
Heading into last season, there was little
question about who would quarterback the
Senior Fidel Montgomery had the posi-
tion locked up in the fall, and turned in a
productive season as a dynamic rusher and
leader for the Bulldogs.
This year, things are a bit cloudier, with
a pair of underclassmen fighting it out for
-playing time under center.
Junior Hakeem Holmes, who was
Montgomery's primary backup in 2009,
entered the spring and fall as the leading
contender to be the starter in 2010.
But fellow junior Michael Mader, a left-
handed pitcher on the Bulldogs' baseball
team, has made a strong push to make it a
Holmes is the more dangerous rushing
threat of the two, while Mader is the more
But even as the Bulldogs' first game
approaches a Friday preseason jam-
boree against Mosley in Lynn Haven -
Marianna coach Steve DeWitt said he's
not sure what he'll do with his signal-
"I'm in the same place I was (at the start
of fall camp)," the coach.said. "We'll play
them both on Friday night, I'll probably
start Holmes, but we may go a series each
with them, just have one and then rotate it.
"When we get into Cottondale (for the
Sept. 2 regular season opener), it may be
the same thing. We're going to evaluate
them against Mosley, and if one sticks out
and we want to stick with one or the other,
we'll do that. I
Marianna Bulldogs quarterback Michael Mader (15) looks to make a play during a varsity football practice on Friday in
Marianna. Mark Skinner/Floridan
"But honestly, I like both of them."
DeWitt even said there could be situa-
tions when both Holmes and Mader are on
the field at the same time, with Mader at
QB and Holmes at a wingback position.
However the situation shakes out,
DeWitt said the position battle has been
good for both players.
"The competition has been real good for
both of them," the coach said. "They're
both working hard and getting better. The
competition overall with the team has
been great, and the practices have been
upbeat because of that..It makes me feel
good about next week."
When the quarterbacks step on the field
See DAWGS, Page 3B >
Pirates JV looking to re-emerge
BY DUSTIN KENT
FLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR
The Sreads Pirates junior varsity
returns this season after a year off,
and new coach Shawn Graham will
try to re-establish the squad as a
force in 2010.
However, the Pirates face some
difficult obstacles this season, with-
only 15 total players, including sev-
eral sophomores who are seeing
their first high school football
action due to the absence of the JV
squad last season.
The Pirates started official prac-
tice as a separate squad Thursday,
although they worked with the var-
Graham said it's too early to draw
any. definitely conclusions about
what his team will be able to do this
season. But for one day, he was
pleased with what he saw.
"We had some solid performanc-
es. out there for the first day in
pads," the coach said. '"You can't
expect too much at this point, but
from what I saw, I'm positive about
the 15 kids that are out there. I feel
like they'll give me their all.
"But until we play a game, we
won't really know what we have..
There's not (enough players) to
scrimmage together. But the guys I
have out there I have a good feeling
Pictured are members of the Sneads Pirates junior varsity football team.
Graham gave the team Friday off
to recover from the first day.
"We hit pretty good Thursday.
I'm just trying to let them get used
to it," he said.
While numbers are low, Graham
believed he had players who could
make a major impact this season.
Sophomore wingback Ron
Brown will bring the most experi-
ence to the table, while Taylor
Woods will lead the way at full-
back. Reggie Creal and Josh Taylor
will battle it out at quarterback.
The Pirates will also look to a
pair of Grand Ridge Middle School
standouts from last season in full-
back Wayne Driggers and wing-
back/receiver Darius Willliams.
Older brother Dontarious
Williams will also get chances with
the ball in his hands, according to
See SNEADS, Page 4B >
Tigers trying for
turnaround in '10
BY DUSTIN KENT
PLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR
The Graceville Tigers
middle school football team
will look to make fans for-
get about a winless 2009
with a much-improved
The Tigers open the sea-
son Sept. 9 against Grand
Ridge, and they'll do so
with a new coach in Thomas
Register, who also is the
Tigers' boys varsity basket-
ball coach, is coaching foot-
ball for the first time. He
said it's something that has
been on his mind for some
"It's something I've
always been interested in
doing," the coach said. "It's
a good opportunity to step
in there. I'm pretty excited
The coach said his days
playing middle school foot-
ball at Roulhac under coach
Mike Gates was inspiration
to get into football.
"Anyone who has been
around this area will tell you
that he's one of best middle
school football coaches
around," Register said. "He
made it a lot of fun for the
kids. That's what I'd like to
do at Graceville."
He steps into a challeng-
ing situation, with the
Tigers coming off of an 0-5
Register, who also coach-
es middle school basketball,
said his players are deter-
mined to turn it around this
"They were talking about
it during the basketball sea-
son," the coach said.
"They're ready to come out
and play hard and try to get
better,and win a few games.
They don't want to go
another season without win-
Register said he believed
his experience workingwith
See TIGERS, Page 4B l
Crimson Tide starts where it finished: No. 1
In this file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban
gestures to the fans as he leaves the field after
defeating Georgia 41-30 in a game in Athens,
Ga. John Bazemore/Associated Press
BY RALPH D. RUSSO
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK Alabama will start
this season where it ended last season.
The Crimson Tide is on top. i
Coach Nick Saban has the Tide
rolling the way Bear Bryant did in his
day, first in The Associated Press pre-
season poll for the first time since
Alabama received 54 of .60 first-
place votes from the media panel and
1,491 points to easily outdistance sec-
ond-ranked Ohio State in the Top 25
The Buckeyes, who have been
ranked no lower than 11th in the last
eight preseason polls, received three
Boise State is third, its best presea-
son ranking, following another unde-
feated season. Underdogs no more, the
Broncos even received one first-place
Florida, Alabama's Southeastern
Conference rival, is fourth. Fifth-
ranked Texas received a first-place
The rest of the top 10 has TCU
sixth, followed by Oklahoma, which
received a first-place vote, Nebraska,
Iowa and Virginia Tech. ,'
The 10th-ranked Hokies face Boise
State at FedEx Field, home of the
Washington Redskins, on Labor Day
night in the season's first huge game.
As for Alabama, Bryant was coach
the last time the Crimson Tide was the
AP's preseason No. 1. The Tide start-
ed and finished that 1978 season on
top of the rankings, the first of two
straight national championships for
Alabama. The only other time
Alabama was preseason No. 1 was
1966, when Bear's boys were coming
off back-to-back national champi-
Saban's Tide, led by Heisman
Trophy winner Mark Ingram, will try
,to make Alabama the first program to
win back-to-back AP titles three times.
Oklahoma and Nebraska also have
done it twice.
. But please don't call Alabama the
defending champion at least not in
front of its coach.
"What was accomplished by last
year's team has nothing to do with this
year's team. The players have to
understand that," said Saban, who in
three seasons has fully restored
Alabama's status as an elite program.
"This team has to develop an image,
an identity of its own by its perform-
ance. What was accomplished last
year is just a standard for somebody
else to top.
"Complacency is why the mighty
Saban has been trying to downplay
this team's No. I worthiness since the
morning after the Tide beatTexas 37-
21 at the Rose Bowl to win the BCS
Back in January he practically was
lamenting the fact that his team likely
would be preseason No. 1 in 2010,
quick to point out that while the Tide's
offense would be returning most of its
stars, its dominant defense was facing
Gone are All-Americans Terrence
. Cody, Rolando McClain, Javier
Arenas and six other starters from last
See TIDE, Page 2B >
slow start, tops
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The third signup for
Malone City Soccer
League will be Aug. 28
at Malone Town Hall
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information,
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The Second Annual
Sneads High School
Kick-off is Aug. 26 at 6
p.m. in the gymnasium.
Meet the 2010 football
players, volleyball play-
ers and cheerleaders;
hear from the coaches.
Hamburger plates will
be sold. Athletic passes,
prime football parking
will be auctioned off.
Sneads High School ath-
letics. Admission is free.
Call 482-9004 ext. 249
for more information.
deadline is Aug. 30X
Ages 6-12 (on May 1,
2010) welcome. Cost is
$25. Proof of insurance
and birth certificate
required. Registration is
Motorsports (across from
Winn Dixie), during
business'hours. Call 272-
7389 for more info.
Marianna QB Club
Quarterback Club is hav-
ing a membership drive
for the upcoming school
The Club, which funds
the Marianna High
School football program,
is selling Century Club
seats at $150 per set.
That allows for two
tickets to all home varsi-
ty and junior varsity
football games, as well
as an invitation to tail-
gate under the Bulldog
Barn in the South
Endzone before varsity
Those interested can
contact Club treasurer
Rex Torbett at 573-0247,
or Bulldogs coach Steve
DeWitt at 482-9605.
deadline is Sept. 10.
Ages 6-12 (on May 1,
2010) welcome. Cost is
$45. Proof of insurance
and birth certificate
Registration is at
(across from Winn
Dixie), during .business
hours. Call 557-2931 or
693-4212 for more infor-
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US overcomes slow start, tops Lithuania
BY PAUL LOGOTHETIS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mike Krzyzewski had no
problem identifying what
the United States needs to
improve ahead of the bas-
ketball world champi-
onship coming off its 77-61
exhibition victory over
"Everything," the Duke
coach said from Madrid's
"Magic Box" center on
The U.S. labored
through a poor first period,
hitting 3 of 21 from the
field and making six
turnovers, before settling
down and feeding off the
energy of its reserves to
overcome a tough oppo-
Krzyzewski said it's all
part of the growing process
ahead of the Aug. 28-Sept.
12 tournament in Turkey.
"We have to keep
improving in every area as
a team, including'getting to
know one another," he said.
"There's not that continuity
or chemistry there's the
attitude, a great attitude to
get to know each other,
which is why games like
this are so important and
the game tomorrow is so
The U.S. plays,defend-
ing world champion Spain
on Sunday in a rematch of
the 2008 Olympic final.
The Americans won the
gold medal, but not one
player from that team is on
this one, explaining the
early nerves and poor
shooting -that left the U.S.
trailing 15-7 after the first
"I thought we were a lit-
tle tight and they played
The Americans regained
their composure against an
opponent, taking the lead
for good at 54-49 after
Lithuania was assessed a
technical and flagrant foul
by Mantas Kalnietis near
the end of the third period.
It was part of a 17-0 U.S.
run led by Russell
Westbrook and Eric
Kevin Durant led the
U.S. with 15 points, while
Linas Kleiza had 12 for
Lithuania, which hit 25 of
62 to the Americans' 27-of-
Rudy Gay's entry helped
spark the U.S. in the first
half, but it was. the play of
Westbrook and Gordon in
the third quarter that gave
the U.S. cushion it needed.
Gay finished with 14 points
and five rebounds, and
Gordon nine points.
"I thought (Derrick)
Rose, Gordon and Gay
really picked us up,"
Krzyzewski said. "But you
have to have that energy at
the start of a ball game, we
have to start out strong."
Gay ended a 6-0 run by
Lithuania, with the
Memphis Grizzlies for-
ward scoring from the right
before blocking Paulius
Jankunas' one-handed slam
Westbrook, who finished
with 12 points and five
rebounds, also played a key
role in his bid to make the
team, as Krzyzewski must
drop his roster by one play-
er to 12 before the Aug. 28-
Sept.' 12 worlds in Turkey.
"I try to go out and not
pay attention to what's hap-
pening with the cuts and
Yankees put A-Rod on DL
BY DAVE SKRETTA
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK Alex
Rodriguez was placed on
the disabled list with a
strained left calf on
Saturday, taking one of the
most potent bats out of the
New York Yankees' lineup
just as the AL East pennant
race really starts to heat up.
Rodriguez returned to the
lineup for Friday night's
series opener against the
Seattle Mariners after miss-
ing three games with the
calf injury. The slugger
aggravated it again in his
first at-bat, then. watched
the rest of the game from
Yankees manager Joe
Girardi said before
Saturday's game that he
hoped A-Rod would avoid
a stint on the DL. General
manager Brian Cashman
met with team doctors and
trainers later in the day, and
they decided that it was
best to be cautious.
"He's not any worse than
he was before, we're just
going to play it safe and
know we'll have a player in
15 days," Girardi said. "It's
in the best interest to put
him on the DL."
Right-hander Ivan Nova
will be brought up from
Barre to start on Monday at
Toronto. The Yankees will
push back the rest of their
rotation one day.
Girardi already planned
to be without Rodriguez the
rest of the series against
Seattle, along with a three-
game- set beginning
Monday at Toronto, where
the three-time MVP has a
hard time with the artificial
turf at the Rogers Center -
A-Rod aggravated his hip
flexor there in June and
missed four games.
And there's a day off
scheduled for' Thursday,
before New York wraps up
a road trip with three games
at the Chicago White Sox.
* "We have a built-in day
off in five days, so I mean,
you look at that as well,"
Girardi said before the
game. "You know, I listen
to my doctors and I listen to
the training staff and that's
what I'll continue to do."
A-Rod has struggled
much of the season, at least
by his standards, hitting
just .265 with. 21 home
runs. But many of his hits
have come with runners in
scoring position or other
clutch situations, and he
leads the -team with 97
RBIs in only 112 games.
"I want to be out there,"
A-Rod said Friday night. "I
thought I was beginning to
get into a groove. It's obvi-
ously very frustrating."
Continued From Pnge 1B
.Stepping in will'be a cast
of former five-star recruits
and talented players who
will be asked to expand
"We have confidence in
our defensive players. I
think it's more a matter of
knowledge and experience
and maturity that the
defense is going to have to
develop," Saban said.
returns from a knee injury
to fill McClain's spot at
middle linebacker and
defensive end Marcell
Dareus, the star of the BCS-
title game, becomes the
headliner up front as
long as an NCAA investi-
gation doesn't sideline him.
,"You can't really pro-
mote guys into leadership
roles," Saban said. "I think
that it's something that sort
of grows, develops and
happens because of person-
ality types and respect that
other players have."
Saban has little to Worry
about on the offensive side.-
Ingram and sidekick Trent
Richardson will run behind
an experienced line, so the
ground game should con-
tinue to churn out big
Greg McElroy returns
for his second season as
starting quarterback and he
has plenty of enticing
receivers, led by NFL pro-
totype wideout Julio Jones.
"We played early on last
season and at times during
the season to protect the
quarterback a little' bit,"
.Saban said. "We thought
we had a really good
defense and we could run
the ball well, we could
afford to do that. But I
don't think that's going to
be -the case this year. We
have too many good skill
players on offense."
whose getting cut," said
Westbrook, Durant's team-
mate on the Oklahoma
City Thunder. "The key for
me and the rest of the team
is coming out and having a
defensive mindset. If we
defend our offense will
take care of itself."
Part of the early turnover
problem was a slippery
floor, which Krzyzewski
put down to all the recently
"Any court where you
just put those logos on,
those are dangerous,"
Krzyzewski said. "It gets
real slippery for the players
and tonight the floor was
very slippery and that's a,
concern. But that's not why
we shot poorly."
Stephen Curry overcame
a left ankle injury to play,
,but Rose left the game
early after getting poked in
the eye and would be eval-
Durant said the excite-
ment of getting started in
-the Spanish capital added
to his poor night. He is one
of the five 21-year-olds on
an inexperienced roster for
the U.S., which is trying to
win its first world champi-
onship title since 1994.
"It was a tough one,".
Durant said. "But we
fought through it."
United States Kevin Durant, left, drives with the ball past
Lithuania's Paulius Jankunas during a friendly basket-
ball game in Madrid on Saturday. Daniel Ochoa de
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Bigger is definitely better
My grandfather was a'
wise man. He taught me,
for example, that profes-
sional wrestling is fake,
despite my grandmother's
telling me otherwise.
He also told me little
throw w n
back. If not,
at least hide
no one can
You see, Bob
father knew Kornegay
are objects of ridicule.
Other fishermen will laugh
and make sport of you
should you catch 20
bluegills that fit into a cof-
fee can with room to spare.
His advice has served me
well through the years.
I don't know why, but
this "bigger-is-better" atti-
tude has always permeated
the angling fraternity. It
was so even in caveman
"Ugh," Gork says. "I
can't wait to get home and
show Oola this 300-pound
sturgeon I bludgeoned to
death with my club. She'll
"Ugh," says Mog. "I got
"That little bitty thing?"
Gork replies. "Why it does-
n't weigh an ounce over
120. You should've thrown
it back, tee hee."
Back at the cave, Gork
spends as much time belit-
tling Mog for his "little"
fish as he does bragging
about his own trophy.
The whole clan laughs at
Mog while disrespectful
cave-children hoot, whis-
tle, and throw mastodon
bones at his head. Oola,
meanwhile, makes eyes at
Gork like Scarlett did at
Following my grandfa-
ther's teaching, I long ago
resolved never to be like
the hapless Mog. There are
too many Gorks in this
world who are ever ready
to point out your inadequa-
cies to the world at large.
I'm 58 years old, life is too
short, 'and who needs the
'heartache? Never once,
however, did I ever think
my own father would Gork
A few years back, I took
my mom and dad to the
north Georgia mountains
for a day or two of sight-
seeing. While there, I gave
them a guided tour of the
pristine trout streams I
enjoy fishing. While Mom
oohed and aahed over the
sparkling water, moss-cov-
ered rocks, and streamside
vegetation, Dad was skep-
"Ain't no way ya'll catch
fish out of little bitty creeks
like this," he said.
"Yes we do," I replied.
"All the time."
"I don't believe it," he
"Wait right here," I said.
I'd anticipated Dad's
attitude and sneaked a rod
into the car before we left
home. I quickly broke it
out, tied on a Rooster Tail
spinner, and made a cast
into the dark pool by which
we were standing.
Luck, Providence, and
the morning hunger of a
brightly colored wild rain-
bow rewarded my effort.
My catch was about 8 inch-
es long, not bad by wild-
dards. I cast a smug glance
at Dad, released the trout,
and returned the rod to my
vehicle. I love getting in an
I-told-you-so now and
Mom, like most moms,
was very congratulatory.
Her little Bobby said he'd
catch a fish and, by golly,
he did just that. Dad wasn't
quite so demonstrative.,
Nor was he impressed. He
merely grunted before turn-
ing away to take a photo-
graph of a dead fern on the
Back at the motel, we
napped for an hour or so.
When I awoke, I went out
to the parking lot to grab a
soda from the ice chest in
Dad was already there,
leaning against the front
fender talking to some eld-
erly good ol'. boys from
Tennessee with whom he'd
struck up an acquaintance.
"Oh yeah," I heard him
saying as I approached, "he
caught a fish alright. Little
ol' bitty thing no bigger
As he held up two fin-
gers spread maybe four
inches apart, he caught
sight of me.
"Well," he said. "There's
the big fisherman now."
The old men in his "audi-
ence" pointed and laughed.
You'd have thought I was
Curly catching a pie in the
face from Moe and Larry.
"'Bout this big, you
say?" one of them said,
holding up his own two-
finger measuring gauge.
Weekly fishing report for local lakes, rivers
LAKE SEMINOLE --
Bass fishing is good for
some anglers using topwa-
ter baits early in the morn-
ing and late in the after-
Buzzbaits can be espe-
cially effective over sub-
Largemouths may also be
taken on Texas-rig worms
near wood structure. Fish
slowly and deliberately,
especially during the mid-
dle of the day.
A few crappies are being
taken in specific spots, but
the crappie fishing is spo-
radic overall. Anglers who
know how to target the
crappies this time of year
can still catch them. There
is, however, little consis-
Bream may continue to
bite in the shallow, sandy-
Bream are also good tar-
gets for fly fishermen early
and late in the day in shal-
. Catfish have been biting
well early in the morning
over hard bottoms. Live
worms and prepared baits
Hybrids have slowed
some, but a few schools
may surface late in the
LAKE EUFAULA -
Largemouths are 'most
active right now in deeper
water near the river chan-
Fish channel structure
with big Carolina-rig
crankbaits, and slow-rolled
Bass may also be caught
early and late in the day on
points. For these areas, use
Texas-rig worms and
Small Carolina-rigs may
also be used to catch small-
er bass in deep water with
wood structure. Early and
late in the day are the best
fishing times overall, but
channel bass may be
caught at virtually all
Crappies are locked into
their summertime pattern.
Fishing for them can be fair
to good on moderately
deep flats just off the river
channel. Look for flats
areas with transient brush
piles and fish jigging
spoons vertically, directly
in the brush.
Bream are quite active
and will readily take crick-
ets, especially near creek
drop-offs with structure
present. Fish size is small
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Catfish will bite late in
the day on flats as they
move into shallower water
Hybrids are inconsistent
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ing and possibly late in the
During the middle of the
day, largemouths may be
taken near channel breaks
in spots where the channel
curves closest to the shore-
Spoons and jig-and-pig
combos may take a few of
Also fish crankbaits near
the mouth of any creek
where clear water is pres-
Bream should be active,
but few will be caught
using shallow-water meth-
For the best results, drift-
fish downstream from the
dam, vertically dropping
live worms or crickets on a
moderately heavy rig.
The bream will usually
hold rather deep in a tem-
perature comfort zone.
Depth will be generally
consistent up and down the
Catfishing is fair overall
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from the dam along bluff
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pool levels, and other such
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I got my cold drink and
returned to my rgom, head
down and humiliated,
thanking heaven none of
them had any mastodon
Where in the world was
Mog when I needed him?
Some moral support from a
kindred spirit sure
would've come in mighty
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U T I L I T I E S
to Conwrv ny
against Mosley, the the Marianna coaches
will be looking for precise execution.
DeWitt said he will be looking for another,
more intangible quality as well.
"I talked to both of them about the lead-
ership deal," the coach said. "I think if
you've got two kids like we do who both
do some gopd things, and you're undecid-
ed about who you, should go to, you try to
get a sense from the other players on the
offense about who they trust. You want to,
see who is the leader when they step in the
huddle. Which one do they trust? We're
looking for that."
DeWitt said Holmes' experience from
last year gives him a slight edge in that
But the coach said that both players will
get the opportunity to make an impact dur-
ing the season.
"I think it will be a week-to-week thing,
sort of a gameplan thing," the coach said.
"If we look to do some things with the QB
keeping the ball more, it may be Hakeem's
week. If there are more opportunities to
throw the ball, maybe it's. Michael.
"But I think both of these kids are capa-
ble. I think they're both good enough to
step in and do whatever you need them to
do to win games."
Notice is hereby given to all property owners,
taxpayers and citizens of the City of Marianna,
Florida that the Marianna City Commission
will meet in' public session at 6:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in the Commis-
sion Chambers at City Hall with adoption of
the following proposal to be considered:
1. Whether the Commission should adopt the
following ordinances entitled:
ORDINANCE #990 AN ORDINANCE
OF THE CITY OF MARIANNA, FLOR-
IDA AMENDING ARTICLE 5 OF THE
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, AS
AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NO. 863,
WHICH WAS ADOPTED FEBRUARY
2, 1999; AMENDED BY ORDINANCE
NO 893, WHICH WAS ADOPTED
ON APRIL 2, 2002; AND FURTHER
AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NO. 899,
WHICH WAS ADOPTED ON SEPTEM-
BER 3, 2002, AS AMENDED BY OR-
DINANCE 959, WHICH WAS ADOPT-
ED ON OCTOBER 7, 2008; DEALING
WITH SIGN REGULATIONS; PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY AND, PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
2. Such other matters as may come before the
The ordinance is on file and may be obtained
or inspected from the office of the City Clerk
or the Municipal Development Department in
City Hall located at 2898 Green Street, Mari-
anna, Florida during regular business hours. All
persons owning land, Having an interest in the
above proposed ordinance, or being otherwise
affected are invited to attend and be heard.
Municipal Development Director
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Continued From Page 1B
the Tigers players in bas- tell you they were just so The Tigers also return
ketball will help ease the young that they had a long starting quarterback Jarret
transition to football. season. I think the experi- Padgett,' who Register
"I would hope it helps a ence helps out when you're coached on the basketball
lot," the coach said. "I playing against good team and was impressed
think it's big. I think that teams." by.
will help me out a' lot. I The Bulldogs did lose "He picked (basketball)
know how they are, and some key offensive line- up like it was natural to
they know how I am. It will men from last year's team him," the coach said. "He's
be a fresh start for both of in Ben Bodifer and Jacob just a natural athlete. He'll
us with football, but I'm Merritt. But they return a really help us. He's a big
excited. I think it will be pair of talented running kid, and he's very coach-
good." backs in Jared Brogden and able."
The Tigers will bring Denelsen Eligson. Register knows he and
back much of their core "Brogden carried the his team face a big chal-
group of players from last load for them at running lenge, but he believes they
year's team, which back last year," Register will be an improved foot-
Register said is evidence of said. "He's got the speed ball team this season.
what the team's biggest and size, and he's a very "This is really a learning
issue was last year. strong and quick kid. I experience for me, but I
"They were a pretty know he'll be able to pro- know that we've got some
young team last year, and I duce for us. athletes out here," the
think that was most of the "Denelsen broke his leg coach said. "We're going to
problem," the coach said. last year, but he carried the try to turn them into foot-
"I think (former Graceville ball a lot and he'll do the ball players. I think they'll
coach Travis Miller) would same this year." be ready to play."
Continued From Page 1B
Graham. "We condition throughout practice to
"Dontarious Williams and Darius get ready," Graham said. "We do a good
Williams are guys that I'm going to get bit of running, then we'll practice some
the ball to a pretty good bit," the coach defense, then we'll run some more. We
said. "And I feel like we'll be strong at try to spread it out so it helps them out.
fullback with Woods and Driggers. But The conditioning period will be key for
that's yet to be seen at the JV level." us."
It's a unique situation, with even the Graham said the biggest adjustment
sophomores lacking ideal high school his players will have to make will be to
experience, which is why Graham said the physicality of the game at the junior
the Grand Ridge players had a chance to varsity level.
make an immediate impact. "It's just getting back into the grind of
"They'll help out because they have playing week to week that will be tough
the most real-time experience from last for them," he said. "A lot of them
year," the coach said. "That will help haven't played since middle school
out tremendously. Their on-field eyes Some have practiced with the varsity,
are fresher to the heat of.the battle, so it and that's good experience. But the
will really help me out with what grind of the week to week schedule,
they're seeing on the field.'" playing, and getting mentally focused,
Another Indians player, Kyle, that will be the hard part at first.
Commodore, looks to start at offensive "I feel like once the season starts,
tackle, with Chris Helms, Steadman they'll know what it takes after the first
Dudley, Joseph Vincent, and Caleb game. I feel like our biggest improve-
Cramer rounding out the offensive front. ment will come between the first and
With only 15 total players, each will second games. But we'll work as hard as
also be counted on to play the defensive we can to get them coached up as much
line for the Pirates. as possible before game one."
As it always does, playing both ways The Pirates open the season on Sept. 2
will provide a stiff challenge for Sneads. against Holmes County in Bonifay.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
authorities revoked a short-lived
arrest warrant for the founder of
WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying a
rape accusation against him lacked
Julian Assange, who was believed Ass
to be in Sweden, remained, under
suspicion of a lesser crime of molestation in
a separate case, prosecutors said.
The nomadic 39-year-old Australian dis-
missed the allegations in a statement on
WikiLeaks' Twitter page, saying "the
charges are without basis and their issue at
this moment is deeply disturbing."
WikiLeaks is preparing to release of a.
fresh batch of classified U.S. documents;
from the Afghan war, despite warnings from;
the Pentagon that they could endanger
American soldiers and their Afghan helpers.
r A Stockholm prosecutor issued the arrest"
warrant on Friday, saying Assange was sus-
pected of rape and molestation in two sepa-
rate cases. But chief prosecutor Eva Finne
withdrew the warrant within 24 hours.
"I don't think there is reason to suspect
that he has committed rape," Finrie said in a
Karin Rosander, a spokeswoMnan for the
Swedish Prosecution Authority, said
Assange remains suspected of molestation,
a less serious charge that would not
lead to an arrest warrant.
"The prosecutor hasn't made a
decision" on that count, Rosander
told The Associated Press. "The
Molestation covers a wide of
range of offenses under Swedish
lian law, including, inappropriate physi-
ange cal contact with another adult, and
can result in fines or up to one year
Assange was in Sweden last week seeking
legal protection for the whistle-blower web-
site, which angered the Obama administra-
tion by.publishing thousands of leaked doc-
uments about U.S. military actii ities in Iraq
The first files in Wikileaks' "Afghan War
Diary" revealed classified military docu-
ments covering the war in Afghanistan from
2004 to 2010. Assange said Wednesday that
WikiLeaks plans to release a new batch of
15,000 documents from the Afghan, war
within weeks. The Pentagon has demanded
WikiLeaks return all leaked documents and
remove them from the Internet.
Assange has no permanent address and
travels frequently jumping from one
friend's place to the next He disappears
from public view for months at a time, only
to reappear in the full glare of the cameras at
packed news conferences to, discuss, his
site's latest disclosure.
Iran starts nuclear
BY ALI AKBAR DAREINI
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
BUSHEHR, Iran -
Trucks rumbled into Iran's
first reactor Saturday to
begin loading tons of urani-
um fuel in a long-delayed
startup touted by officials
as both a symbol of the
country's peaceful inten-
tions to produce nuclear
energy as well as a.triumph
over Western. pressure to
rein in its nuclear ambi-
Bushehr nuclear power
plant will be internationally
supervised, including a
pledge by Russia to safe-
guard it against materials
being diverted for any pos-
sible use in creating nuclear
weapons. Iran's agreement
to allow the oversight was a
rare compromise by the-
Islamic state over its atom-
Western powers have
cautiously accepted the
'deal as a way to keep spent
nuclear fuel from crossing
over .to any military use.
They say it illustrates their
primary struggle: to block
Iran's drive to create mate-
rial that could be used for
nuclear weapons and not its
pursuit of peaceful nuclear
Tran has long declared it
has a right like other
nations to produce nuclear
energy. The country's
nuclear chief described the
startup as a "symbol of
Iranian resistance and
"Despite all pressure,
sanctions and hardships
imposed :by Western
nations, we are now wit-
nessing the startup of the
largest symbol of, Iran's
peaceful nuclear activities,"
Ali Akbar -Salehi told
reporters inside the plant
with its cream-colored
dome overlooking the
Persian Gulf in southern
In several significant
ways, the Bushehr plant
stands apart from the show-
downs-over Iranian urani-
um enrichment, a process
that can be used both to
produce nuclear energy or
nuclear weapons. It also
could offer a possible test
run for proposals to ease
The Russian agreement
to control the supply of
nuclear fuel, at Bushehr
eased opposition by
Washington and allies.
Bushehr's operations are
not covered by U.N. sanc-,
tions imposed after Iran
refused to stop uranium
enrichment. And last week,
spokesman P.J. .Crowley
said the Russiah oversight
at Bushehr is the "very.
model" offered Tehran
under a U.N.-drafted plan
unveiled last year.
, f i^. 7 .. ..
new towns in Pakistan
BY ASHRAF KHAN'
'ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
SUKKUR, Pakijstan -
About 150,000 Pakistanis
were forced to move to high-
er ground as floodwaters
from a freshly swollen Indus
River submerged -dozens
more towns and villages in
the south, a government
spokesman said Saturday.
Officials expect the flood-
waters will recede nation-
wide in the next few days as
the last river torrents empty
into the Arabian Sea.
Survivors may find little left
when they return home,
however: The waters have
washed away houses, roads,
bridges and crops vital, to
Already, 600,000 people
are in relief camps set up in
Sindh province during the
flooding over the past
As the latest surge
approached, "We evacuated
more than 150,000 people
from interior parts of Sindh
in the past 24 hours," 'said
Jamil Soomro, a spokesman
for the provincial govern-
ment. The floods submerged
new areas in Thatta district.
At a relief camp in the
Sukkur area, some victims
said it was difficult to get the
food dropped off by relief
"I am a widow, and my
children are too young to get
food because of the chaos
and rush," said Parveen
Roshan. "How can weak
women win a fight with men
to get food?"
Nearb\, a doctor treated a
boy whose back was injured
after someone pushed him
during a scramble for food at
The floods have affected
about one-fifth of Pakistan's
territory, straining its civilian
government as it also strug-
gles against al-Qaida and
Taliban violence. At least 6
million people have been
made homeless and 20 mil-
lion affected overall. The
economic cost is expected to
run into billions of dollars.
The United Nations has
appealed for $460 million in
emergency assistance, and
the U.S. has promised $150
million. Pakistan said it
would even accept $5 mil-
lion in aid from India, its
The floods began in late
July in the northwest of the
country after exceptionally
heavy monsoon rains,
expanding rivers that have
since swamped eastern
Punjab province and Sindh
province in the south.
A slew of aid groups have
been trying to help the gov-
ernment in its relief effort by
providing food, medicine,
shelter and other, crucial
assistance. Poor weather and
the destruction of roads and
bridges have hindered the
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Haiti ruling ends Wyclef
Jean's run for president
By TAMARA LUSH
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS
- Singer Wyclef Jean's high-
profile bid for Haiti's presi-
dency ended after election
officials on the earthquake-
ravaged Caribbean nation dis-
qualified his candidacy. The
Haitian-American hip-hop star
expressed disappointment at
the late Friday ruling, but
called on his followers to act
"peacefully and responsibly."
"Though I disagree with the
ruling, I respectfully accept
the committee's final decision,
and I urge my supporters to do
the same," the former Fugees
frontman said in a statement.
"I want to assure my coun-
trymen that I will continue to
work for Haiti's renewal;
though the board has deter-
mined that I am not a resident
of Haiti, home is where the
.heart is and my heart has
and will always be in' Haiti."
On Saturday, Jean attended
a church service in his moth-
er's hometown and prepared-
to fly back to the United States
where his wife and daughter
live. He did not speak to the
Questions remained about
Haitian-born singer and presidential candidate Wycleaf
Jean, second left, walks surrounded by security after
Haiti's Electoral Council rejected his candidacy in Port-
au-Prince, Haiti, Friday. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
whether he will stay involved
with the presidential election,
perhaps by throwing his sup-
port to one of the 19, candi-
dates Haiti's electoral council
approved for the Nov. 28 elec-
The commission did not say-
why it had disqualified Jean,
but the singer had faced a chal-
lenge to his candidacy because
he has not lived in Haiti for the
past five years as required.
Election officials also
rejected the candidacy of
Jean's uncle, Raymond
Joseph, who is. Haiti's ambas-
sador to the United States.
The commission approved
19 candidates and rejected 15,
spokesman Richardson Dumel
told journalists. While reject-
ing Jean, the board approved
two leading contenders: for-
mer Prime Minister Jacques-
Edouard Alexis and Yvon
Neptune, who was the last
prime minister under ousted
Aristide and has been active in
helping to coordinate recon-
Ask Mr. Know-it-all
BY GARY CLOTHIER
Q: I believe Gen. Douglas
MacArthur had a. child a
boy, I think. Whatever became
of him? B.E.M., Glen
A: Arthur MacArthur IV
entered the world in Manila,
the Philippines, on Feb." 21,
1938, and he was the only
child of' the general and his
wife, Jean Marie (Faircloth)
MacArthur. The descendant of
a long line of military men,
Arthur was named after his
famous grandfather,, a Civil
War veteran. Unlike his father,
Arthur .attended Columbia
University and not West Point.
After his father's death in
1964, Arthur changed his
name and moved to an undis-
closed location in New York
City. Reportedly, he pursued
his dream of music, literature,
arts and the theater. William
Manchester, author of the 1978
biography "American Caesar:
Douglas .MacArthur, 1880-
1964" wrote that Arthur was
"a fugitive from his father's
Q: Cornerback Bob Jeter
played for the Green Bay
Packers when the team won,
Super Bowls I and II. By any
chance, is he the father of
Derek Jeter of the New York
Yankees? H.M., Seattle,
A: No, they are not related.
Robert DeLafayette Jeter of
football, fame entered life on
May 9, 1937. He played col-
lege ball at the University of
Iowa and then professionally
for the Green Bay Packers and
the Chicago Bears during- an
11-year NFL career. He was
twice selected to the Pro Bowl.
Born on June 26, 1974; Derek
Sanderson Jeter has been a
shortstop for the New York
Yankees since 1995. His father
is Dr. Anderson: Jeter, a sub-
stance-abuse counselor. While
Bob Jeter may not be related to
Derek Jeter, his son Rob is
head coach of the men's bas-
ketball team at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Bob.
'Jeter died of a heart attack in
* Q: What do you call a per-
son who does not eat meat but
does eat fish? Z.L., Virginia
A: The person would be
called a "pescatarian" which is
a portmanteau of the Italian
word "pesce" for fish and the
English. word "vegetarian."
Some use this diet as a step-
pingstone to becoming a vege-
tarian or a vegan, and others
use it for the healthy benefits
of fish and fish oils.
Q: My mother always said,
"Every saint has a past" when
talking about a do-gooder. She
was probably right. What can
you tell me about this saying?
K.Z., Miami, Fla.
A: Oscar Wilde penned the
words: "Every saint has a past,
and every sinner has a future."
Q: The logos on the bottom-
right comer of the TV screen
are so annoying! What arethey
called? J.R., e-mail
A: First, the official name is
"digital 'on-screen graphic."
What they are called depends
on where you live. In the
United Kingdom and New
Zealand, it is referred to by the
acronym DOG (digital on-
screen graphic). In Auistralia,
it's a watermark. In Canada
and the United States, it's a
Send your questions to Mr.
AskMrKIA@gmail.com or c/o
United Feature Syndicate, 200
Madison Ave., New York, NY
Copyright 2010, Gary
Pay your father a friendly visit
Dear Annie: My sister and I are the only rel- 'to know. Have you seen him lately? If not, we
atives, my father communicates with, He is recommend a visit to check on his physical
divorced from my mother, his parents are condition, as well as his home environment,
deceased, and he is estranged from his extend- and to decide whether you'need to contact his
ed family. Dadis a retired physician, and even local Adult Protective Services and have him
his business partner, with whom he worked for evaluated.
30 years, no longer speaks to him. Dear Annie: I am a seven-year breast cancer
We have encouraged Dad to move survivor who does not wear a pink ribbon..
closer to us, but he will not. He is I am grateful for the treatment I
now in his mid-70s and refuses to received, but I don't want to talk
hire anyone to cook.or clean for about it. Because I used to be fairly
him, although he can well afford it. a 1 prominent in my small community, I
As a result, he has lost a great deal o could not hide the fact that I was
of weight and does not bathe regu- going through 'chemotherapy. But I
larly. He recently told me he will not '\ don't like to be reminded of it, and
be attending my wedding next year people refuse to let me forget. I am
because it's too far away, even though he approached at weddings and while
regularly flies the same distance for other shopping, pumping gas and getting my
reasons. nails done. I don't mind being asked how I',e
Although my father lost a. great deal. of been, but I resent the personal health questions,
money in the economic downturn, he continues the pitying looks and, worst of all, those who
to play the stock market I fear this is an addic- announce it to the room.
tion. I think he is severely depressed and may I appreciate the concern but consider this a
be experiencing a type of mental illness. He private matter. I have politely said that I don't
insists everything is fine and that he is happy. wish to talk about it, but it falls on deaf ears.
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It does not matter how many losers you have as long as you
take the number of tricks needed for your contract.
In today's deal, you are in four hearts. West leads the club
queen. You win with your ace, cash the heart ace, play a dia-
mond to dummy's king, and lead a heart to your jack. Good
news the finesse wins. Bad news West discards. How
many losers do you have?
Two clubs was New Minor Forcing, an artificial bid asking
partner for more information. When North showed three-card
heart support, you jumped to game in that suit.
You have four losers: two spades, one heart and one club.
However, that is no problem if you can take 10 tricks how?
There is only one way to 10: one spade, two diamonds, two
clubs and five hearts. You must score tricks with both of your
low trumps by ruffing dummy's-low diamonds. But you must
be careful. After cashing the heart king (optional), play a club
to dummy's king. Then take the diamond ace and call for a low
diamond. If East ruffs in, you will throw your club loser. So let's
assume East pitches a spade. You ruff, play a spade to
dummy's ace, and lead the last diamond. Again, East is caught.
If he ruffs,'you discard a loser; if he discards, you ruff. Either
way you take 10 tricks.
Note that if you play on diamonds before taking your sec-
ond club trick, East would discard his second club on the third
diamond and eventually ruff the club king, leaving you with
only nine winners.
A 8 4
6 5 3
* AK 52
K 5 3
A K J 7 6 3
V Q 10 9 8
6 10 4
8 7 9 4
A 9 5 2
V AK J 4 2
4'A 6 2
Pass 1 NT
Pass 2 V
Opening lead: 4 Q
J 9 7
J 10 8
Some significant social
changes could be in the offing for
you in the year ahead, which will
make your life a lot more exciting.
More involvements with new peo-
ple and new interests are indicat-
ed, giving you greater exposure to
opportunities for fun and enjoy-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A
social contact you make, could
turn out to be quite lucky for you,
bringing about something that
you've been hoping would happen
for a long time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept, 22) -
Although a problem might be sud-
denly dumped in your lap, you'll
have to act and think with alacrity.
Your readiness will determine
your ability to take advantage of it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -
Any kind of joint involvement will
have an excellent chance for suc-
cess, whether you're in it for busi-
ness reasons or simply for a
social purpose. Actually, you
might get involved in both.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24rNov. 22) -'
Spend your energies on endeav--
ors or efforts that could bring
about profitable opportunities.
You're especially lucky,in things'
that pertain to making money or
that can advance your financial
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) Your warmth and dynamic
personality make such a favorable
impression on others that persons
who meet you for the first time
will be extremely desirous of get-
ting to know you better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
- Some kind of 'material situation
that has been disturbing to you
lately should work out to your lik-
ing at last. Hidden factors might
bring this about in a favorable
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
- Make certain that you're
around friends who know where
the action is, how to have a good
time, and make sure that you're
included in the plans. Fun people
will make fun things happen.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)-
Your chart indicates that there are
more possibilities around you
than usual for acquiring material
gains. Don't sit at home doing
nothing: go where the action is so
that you can cash in.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -
Regardless of how unique your
ideas may be, getting the support
of others is likely to be easier than
you think, especially if you lay all
your cards out on the table.
People will like what they see.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -
Financial trends that are presently
taking place can have a greater
positive effect on your security
than you ever suspected. Gains
could come to you from more
than one source.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -'
Don't let some unexpected
changes in your social plans upset
you, because, in reality, they will
end up working in your favor.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -
Developments that require a deli-
cate touch can serve to awaken
your resourcefulness, and will end
up being a fortunate occurrence,
so go with the flow. When the dust
settles, you'll end up on top.
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Today is the 234th day of 2010
and the 63rd day of summer.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1485,
the Wars of the Roses ended as
Henry Tudor defeated King
Richard Ill' at the Battle of
In 1864, the first Geneva
Convention, which established
protections for those wounded in
active warfare, was signed.
In 2004, armed thieves stole
Edvard Munch's "The Scream"
and "Madonna" from the Munch
Museum in Oslo, Norway.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Claude
Debussy (1862-1918), composer;
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967),
writer; Leni Riefenstahl (1902-
2003), film director/actress; Ray
Bradbury (1920-), writer; Norman
Schwarzkopf (.1934-), retired gen-
eral; Valerie Harper (1940-),
actress; Bill Parcells (1941-), foot-
ball coach; Cindy Williams (1947-
),, actress; Tori Amos (1963-),
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2007,
the Texas Rangers defeated the
Baltimore Orioles, 30-3, to set a
modern MLB record for most runs
scored in a game. The Rangers.
got 29 hits, including six home
runs (two grand slams).
TODAY'S FACT: Leni
Riefenstahl, whose cinematic
films were propaganda for the
Nazi cause, stopped making
movies after World War II. She
released her first film in nearly half
a century, "Underwater
Impressions," in 2002, the year
before she died.
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number of countries that have
acceded to the Geneva
12 Enjoy a
20 kwon do
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22 Backed out
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28 Clever ploy
29 "Iliad," e.g.
36 Make a call
39 Lower jaw
41 Acorn maker
42 Ticket giver
45 "- Mis-
48 "Star Wars"
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56 & the
57 Let loose
58 Vane dir.
59 Proof word
60 Hefty book
62 Take a load
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fet DATA RC
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ground MAL IGNO
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color 28 Camelot
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47 To be, to
50 Aragon gold
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2 W L Bassn a 2h00 restoed $1334-355-3008 floorin, marble forSale local auto perf. team.
8 R Al 200 200 c o rHPMecr 080 Mtr' 30counter iew t op, corner Ai, tI o d $ Ser. in Only. Papers
rt Tandem Trailer. 169SS, 60H 4 stroke, Dutchmen 40 ft. $20,500 ne otiable extra clean, light Sale. 14 a0 OBOA
S Lennox Two GPS, Etc. $8500 BO low hrs, loaded, Travel Trailer '06, (850)574-1813 buleMustsee 352219.7 70
S Zone system n(Day) 850- l 638- ready to fish 38B-DSL, Sleeps 8, all$1,500. Cal illyD r
(Night 8 50- 38- 1,33 rd 334-685 3226 2 Slideouts, Loaded, Mono'co Knight '06, 4- Toyot a4or $5 Cl C t 'E Chevy 79 Impala
e S Hardwe oodf1rs ,5 Sl ie b P lai.o Save $25K or more. Exc00 ConRd. very reila S -2Camino.Good cond. blue rox chevy
a ae li L s Diesel, 4 slides, 4300 ble vehicle. Dk. Green Chevy '71 El Camino, Needs minor work.- $500. Call Hawk
GraniteBw 334-406 4555 mi, many upgrades O A $6500 334-671-1162 350 Engine, $7500 $5500 OBO 334-699- 334-687-5971 or
3coueter LvTW0Oae45 $159.700.850-866- n1 or7334-701-24 850- 594-3282t1 1366 or 797-6925 1 334-793-1034
a Formal dining Prowler AX6. 5th wh. 2O7 O
2 cargarage 36ft, 4 slidelarge on 1965-1989 ALL $30 50 ---
S stalbarn CHRYSLER shower, 30 /50AMP.
Trey C iS 5 o Sailboat3 Cata a C$30.000 OBO 334 695. lidesking Oed
In master 4oHP Ch rler motor. 30" 2 cyl. armar die n r334687-786 exc cond.. $27.600
U. Oceningo 1,5000 3 T' 334 $6 4-9 cn6 dI8
In Alotn a $600863 34,695-16T- sel eng.' Very low hrs HI Lo '07 Travel Trai850- 850.54 280
$3%desoonrees, o3 6O-T 33less than 250. Roller er 27' Long. Exc Cond 94
Cobra -1991 14' T -rl- furling, bmin, head NADA Valued @$22K
Greal deer6 ting hul stick steering w/ micro, fri ge. Good Asking $17,900
Call 58 6-7edp Marner motorDresser cond. DocSOLedID OAK Snug 334-792-7729
305281-97 tth w/mirror& chest of old, $175/eaor $30 Oak wood computer 5 drawerfind TAelectric Harbor lip -6.334 Jay Fgt please
anho ng mo- 673-033050 both 850-624-37EDUCED Jay d 35 850482
tor. Custom DM 13,900 Se as 8, ex. oudoo stove, ele $98,495 So Mu Cna Cabne,1970s nsulaed win- OLDIE RECORDS-33 8 drawers GARAGE28X80/
693-0307undeck storage awningLots of storat Mor13k Lite, 26ft., fully Perfect Condition dow 3'x6'8" $95 850- 1/3 READERS DIGEST W/MIRROR OBO $275 drawers$10
014-889-03,98Jewvl low mileage $42K ICW racing rims, Cherrywood Queen FRYE CLOGS Old WWII 32 calibur SOLID OAK DRESSER-
Correct Craft 19T ,- Montana03' th wh lO n334-616-6508 good cond., grt for, sz headboard, foot- WOMENS- SZ 8 NICE pistol $300 850-569- W/MIRROR, 8 DRAW-
14','ive wona, new' 2 slides / C 0 4 0 onda$500080 board.& rails $100 RUST COLOR $40 2194 ERS $275 (850)592-
FORrCLOEIi top, 35h runsreat! ILT 2500 HD diesel14x4 Scenic CruIser 37 ft. CallI850-592-2439 850-693-4189 (850)592-2507 2507
FagELe Kent $1750 ,20fboth under warr. by Gulf Stream 99'OMostJnER-tals
H EU O5- 5 Seacraft, 'N9201t 39.500 334-347-4228 Immaculate condo. 2 4x6 oriental rugs, China Cabinet, Oak, FURNITURE- 5 PIECE most new retailsO
r Ce tr console95, walk-through r& trans, all alum. screen TV, $26,000tructure must see!! 85comes0 866- 1700 5263365 BEIGE LOVESEAT (850)592-2507 MATTRESS(5400
TOW BA- SF 7 complete refit 225HP Joh nson Mtr, super glide 5th wh. with'07 ep. Dohan 2 mermaid end ta- Clowns different OMEGA JUICE R- RE- (850)592-2507
Stating 1 '07f 3C4pl rDual AxlesTrWh. /s hitch'short bed $58,500 334-803-3397 bles & 1 coffee table sizes, $1 -$20 GARAGE WORK TAILS NEW $249. $35 SOLID OAK KING
urwmn S tarts kPe n7 uTd a brc ke, m whe, vki cwai $20,000 334-726-6594 $150 for all 3 850- 850- 526-0094 TABLE-/DESK (850)592-2507 HDBD-,w/Mirror,
8/17 ke. exc. cond. very Great cond. 5,00. b Palalo 866-1700
Open3House:Gteat107 o0n 3 $5500.2afr5thwhelacopt;IdosCOIN7RED0BOOKS-7 (850)592-2507 Quilters Floor Frame, mattresses $400
Aug7 14& 5 complete windows 1965-1989 ALL $30 39x28 adjust height (850)592-2507
MEAa ie Columbia, AL camper, 3 slides, for MH 30x54, $20/ea (850)592-2507 Girls Clothes $20 850-526-3426
p/d,2many extras, clean, 850-594-1024 sz 3/4 $1- $5Stuffed/Mounted
ld '07,210 Seado XP '05, Jet sacrifice@ $29k 850- Couch & Loveseat 850- 526-0094 READERS DIGEST Barracudda 3W long,
REBC/Brids Bowrider w/wake Ski hrs very 593-5675Mine3 ff M t9B6" clay pots, BONSAI $30 for set 850-693- Caie0 REACORDS- 33 1/3 35 850-866-1700
board tower. 350mag t l lfejckt&slfco ORCHID POTS $2 41ellya
r0r 4 lowSIcrns ony11 hrs,57L T 2009ExpoTery Cocord CoaOsmatere
000,444 3 3 7 ever $5 850 nnewSafe, 4' tall, all wood .-500 EA Tu l Sytem
F 300hpi, like new, 4 55 0- tires & brakes, new ss, $55 850-526-3426 (80 Turntable Systemr
S, digital ant & flat Bernlna Vacuum $20 $25/ea or $45 for Kenmore gas dryer, RED BOOKS (OINS)-needs drive belt $25
,4 -ol. 1 ,ft.NAtratoK '952t.Proscreen TV & ica" 850-482-7888 both 850-482-385 Ig cap.good condo 1965-1989 ALL $30 850-569-2194
A fiberglass boat XLt Dual console wave, great ood c Bookcase, large a209 (850)592-2507
205-2,49-2936 depth flnders,$ups, 4 er l 7 $33,000.334-889-4489. $50 850-526-3365 p i/blu e,86977$befores 7t R efrugeator 5.loo k erBel0ium Wame
Inclu ans Fi '01 w 8' 334- 671-9770 34 Copper Canyon from Home '01 Bright Start Baby 50-569-2770 almost new, used B0 850-209-6977 2194
stocked.Wth- th wheel. 2-sflde Bouncer, new cond. very little, $60 (850) before 7pm" Trcle/stroller,
tend Well. At eClass 2, with Ur5 Stratofs r9 273 outs. LgL rear LR AO ft Winnebago I $3EA OBO ALL 718-6262 SHORT SHEARLING bright colors, new
Are ianWCno se Mercut outboard Intimidator, 27ft bass w/entertainment owner garage ket Canpy style white (850)592-2507 Laminated light oak JACKET womens LG cond. $20 850-526-
the end of Golfvrew motor with trailer, 2 Johnson 150HP, center, cabinet, built only 54K ml. Kitchen metal full bed frame Dispy shelf unit, 850rig00sq.fte $85 0NI)59$2503426
Dr., O Ina Spa. fish finders, trolling $6500.334-596-1694 in radio & dvd, 5lr m iieefloorin 0 s 85I 25
C 4i ro i otor access ladder,=226-n r-vingm ie $25850-624-3703 D hels i VEMCO V TRACK-
1 Country C0ss1M Beinrl, AM/FM ra surround system, with luxurious leath- CANVAS just. shelves $35 850- 6am Skylight double DRAFTING HEAD $50
dio, on board charge dlnnett/kltchenett, er seating. Spacious INFLATABLE- BOAT 526-3426 MICROSUEDE CHAIR- dome 4'x3' fixed $40
Large bedroom. store w/basement COVER 8FT $10 Eec. twin bed Butterscotch color 850-593-9987 after (850)592-2507
1n AC. Cdersthel $14,000. ter 334-685-7319ter furnished.on dshwashe (850)5922507 mattress, $75edoo/ $100 (850)592 -207 6pr Westinghouse elee
1AC. S e uyWell 1003 8 19$25,000.334-792-0010- waher&dryer&a CANVAS INFLATABLE 850-209-5977 after MICROSUEDE CHAIR- SOULD OAK DRESSER- tric mixer $8
hardwood trees, or 334-805-0859 comfortable Q bed. BOAT COVER 8FT. 7pm Butterscotch color S drawers TALL $225 850-569-2194
Great deer hunting. Sydney '10 Outback King dome In motion $10 (850)592-2507 NICE $100 (850)592- (80)592-2507 Wooden baby crib
Make offer 31ft Only used 3 satellite & more pow- NCedar9Dresser washer-&Wedr$eyeris
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305-281-S9758gtimes, dual slide erthanou w/ll0 n ed w/mirror & chest of old, $175/ea or A300 Oak wood computer 5 drawer, TALL-$225 ous ing. only please
ft.MirageSAFE N o u entrancep s, D 0 e ng s n drawers $150 good both 850-624-3703 desk, $35 850-482- (850)592-2507 850-82-3853
Vacation Propertes PROP, LOW MIE- in/out ent center, sel generator, only condo. (850)592-2881 Front Door, 4 panel, 7M-SOLID OAK DRESSER- WORK DESK-TABLE-
NANCE. Seats 8, ex. outdoor stove, elec. $98,495. So Much China Cabinet,1970's insulated w/fan win- OLDIE RECORDS- 33 8 drawers GARAGE 28X80/
1607-A Lakefront Dr. KeyW 17/ Ig. sundeck, storage, awning, 28" flat Morl! You must come Perfect Condition dow 3'x6'8" $95 850- 1/3 READERS DIGEST W/MIRROR OBO $275 drawers $10
3BR 3BA 2200 SF Center conso walk-through trans- screen TV, $26,000 and see!!!!1850-849- $150 850-526-3365 593-9987, after 6pm" .50EA (850)592-2507 (850)592-2507 (850)592-2507
Townhome at The 0 75 hpCT&T oerc am, nonskid swim OBO 229-310-7252 2634 or 850-638-1703
Point on Lake 54 lb troll motor, platform. Merc Opti _ _
Eufaula, View, Boat galvinized Tr and Max 250 HP V6 trail- Hm
ramp/dock, porches, more. One owner, er. cover. NICE'
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reat.short shaft Mercruiser w/Bravo: To much boat far mel '05 Motor Home. -
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swim platform, A/C, 334-983-1502 or Take over payments. _
FIsher '06 Crapple Frig, micr, shower, 478' 7J1t.0 F 850-593-5103
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60 motor. 21.1 VHF/GPS, many new Center counsel. 225 Sport. Cummins
hrs.on.mtr.Trolling parts, strict maint Johnson outboard. diesel. L2K ml. slide. -
motor,fish flnder, regimen daughter 45.In electronics. Leveling lacks, diesel
live-wells w/trailer going off to college e $7,000. 334-235- gen. 552K 334-701-
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92 C.:.Id o YAMAHA 08a R, UTILITY cargo trailer
Honda '07 Accord Pontiac '07 G6 GT ii,1. red. -, paint bltac. ,elic' less Dolrtle 2007, 20'
S Coupe EXL, Black Low mileage, SUPER running cond. ~rnc 650 mlei. r. white, excellent con-
w/blk leather, sun- SHARP, Sunroof$200 7 rtil,:o.856 4 i2915 $1.900 oir OBO edition, has sat for 2
Sroof, XM radio, 44k down, $249 mo. Call ej rne.',3e 334 805-34 't years. Only used for
S m, 4 cyl, $15,300 Ron Ellis 714-0028 YAMAHA -3000 miles. $5,500.97 F- V-6,
Capers 334-796-6613 n H 3YAMAHA Dodge2OBO 33479169Dakota55 Fo 97et F-150, V-6,
334-685-6233 Pontiac G-63GT'072 50 Hona16.25240Rrf Lcsto t o ,T,,lg,.,-, Lexu I grC 9S u automatc,3 cold air,
S3Tops ,- 52Km New Honda 07 Fit t 3874 ; I ; er new tires hard &
SHonda'"07 Odyssey Toyota 05' Pris 43K sized garage show ask for DanYamaha 2004 V-Star ed 3rd Row Seat, Nav D ge '002
Vn. I .rr. La- miles, light blue in bike.7950K, Must See 1100 Classic Black & System $35,500 FORK IFT American uad caAut.$5900
SE:.:.nd.ADA colorgoodcond. $30,500.334-445-0366 HONDA06 Shadow, 1100Clic Bacent 229-254-0077 E Cond.n Loan
Brakes & Shcs6, Texas Chopper Honda '06 CBR 600 250, eBurgund 0 soft top exc. cod Dodge 502 4
Gara geke pt. $14,500.334-596-4902 Di Bike 07Honda 40 condon$5000. 600333-4450 Leather 93-23 ad cab 129K m. runs and
S334-596-2376 334-8 o CRF0 Excellent ors, 229 -8714ci perfect condition Asking $2,695.,25 I Trailers-T08 GX470 50ractrsK auto. 334-693-3980 $7,300.334-596-9966
Hoack8-36k8nd igxl.Od sey 0 05' Prius 43,5l custom $4,300. 334-598-3874 334-693-5454 Mi. Good Cond. Load-
Che 87 Corvette Honda '99 S Bac 53 E C de Condition $970. a f Yamaha 20'99 XVSt110 ed 3rd Row Se, N3Dodge 2004 Dakota
Cony, bk/red int. 350 One owner-d. P. backup .:am,:ra $ 334 95-233 6 42K Asking 3200 6XJ2 en.:osed trailer K FTcrew cab, Exl cond GMC '05 SIERRA,
eng.4+3 Man trans. Exc. Cond. 73K mi. JbL .ud. [r. r, [ OBO 334 7261215 o W [ door &dbl ans 7., ull pow 8 cl 2 1K mles,
uoc-,$14,500. 334-596-4902 2.8 miles, LIKE NEWkw/Cumn
Estate Sale.$10k OBO A/C, Sunroof $8000 oa1 m,.I- ge. .ranr, 334 477-3l52 doortoin back 1900 ,cruise $7200. black, 4wd, SLT pack,-
JgSerioyuseinquiries 34-4 0 ,ra 3 -31 doin back $1900 H Call 334-4491864 age, door. $20,000.
Serious Inquiries 334-347-4990 erble .arrarry. re conrd. 850933. CHRYSLER '06 Town 850-258-7758
Only 352-219-737Q Jaga ,2 -y e r6.. O'g 0" i a4 9228 643-8312 & Country Van.
Chrysler 85 5th Ave, 4 DR Low Miles, C 344 2 Cummings'Onan Exc. condo. 51K, seats
rebuilt transmission. Nice Car, $500 Down -- generator 03 hrs. 7, ac, power, $9500 c your
looks & runs great, $300 mo. Call Steve Toyota 07 Sienna Van .--r 85KW 400amp, a uto neg., 334-688-5154 your
white w/landau roof. Hatcher334-791-8243 \LT, I c.wrer.loded switch runs 4 poultry Chrysler '95 Voyager
$1,200. 334-648-3171 w rh a e-tr3a. FATBOY'93, Honda 0vT\ Yamaha VStar 110cc wthous o$15,000. Chrys '9Voyager, d in our
--- irage kept. 64K 28K actual miles, 1300C Charcoal color, classic, pearl white & 4-40400 poultry auto, seats 8,
rf,;l., $1'..6,o customized out of Bike runs and looks silver, Mustang seat house of Lubing nip- new tres, NOW Magnum 193K
Eufaula Call 33.14687- Easy Rider, all great! Really fun to light bar, saddle ple drinkers 334-726- $1975 850-592- A/T, A/C, P/steering,
5032 or -34-695 0912 chrome-up, SS carbs, ride. Clean title his- bags, gar. kept like 0978 or 334-795-6101 9 OBO 850-592- A A/C, P/steerg,
screaming eagle tory. The tires are in new. 5,000 mi. $5100.2832crews, $3500OB
Toyota '09 Venza exhaust system pood shape. I'm mov- 334-696-5531 nights Gandy 4 row insect 334-69 / 3
Jaguar '05 XJ8L Bronze w cloth nt. $7,500 334-695-3744 ing and cannot take cide applicator VanM new5 C runs 798-1768
Corvette'81 4-door. Black. Owner i; 021,800 mi. Fv-6 ak 5079- the bike with me. Scooters/Mopeds double bes, for a u- Ford 01 F150 lariat
Automatic 350 p $68Knew. Asking $24,500. 334-673-9396 FZtSuzuk50c79 51grt, $2500 S & M Au
Automatic 350 25,985. 850-896-3774 334-805-0883 collectors item, 1 cyl, 50mounted on tool bar les 850-774-
(Silver) sell as is 2 stroke scooter, 5 t nlether an row
Lincoln '01 Towncar, orange, exccond, colin.hightower@hot Good condition. $300. 9189/850-774-9186 ba t aleate a
$5500. IOBO Lino0n Twncar, S mail.corm2 5 o ro229-758-3146$8000.417-
334-774-1915 Signature series w/ ;- street legal. $500. 400-5184 r
101,130 mi $6,000 080 334-774-2521 4Aut8es 737937
Corvette 88' Stingray 850-579-4467 after 7 742773 after 5pm John Deer 05' 48 HP, FORD 02 LARIAT busiess
Rad$9,800. 334-791-3081 Lc ZRdglle FLH, 40Kend loader, bushhog, Cab 123K miles
Lincoln '07 MKZ, Volkswagon '06 Jetta tour pack, headsets, Lance 08 C rming finish mower disk, $17,00 334-87-9983 GMC'99Sierra green
Corvette 94 85K mi. Light tan w/beige in- TDI Grey w/gray CD & CB, smokey Scooter, 50CC, 2000 spredder & box blade in color 88K m. 1
blue, original car like teror, leather heated Ithr.diesel, sunroof, gold $10500 H Bmiles. Like new. $18,200.OBO 798-3352 owner, garage kept,
new cond. $11,500 seats, ABS, side heated seats, alum. 334-798-2928/678- HONDA '07 CBR 600, 540-421-0726 Less than 1000 hrs very clean, $10,000.
OBO 334-618-9322 or airbags, 37k mi, NA- wheels, sat. radio 40 8722 loaded, 4,000 miles, OBO 334-445-9373
334-596-1790 DA $21,075 sell for 8 mp. 0Kmi$11.8000 . stretch/lowered, 2 SCOOTERI United John Deere 6405 4WD WANTED 334-369.8139
$17,900 850-814-0155 33-6.2brc.ter ei au t, Motor Scooter'08. Two post Tractor.
S own Se n ;.200 334-355.0454 80mrg. 1000 mi.'s 2360hrs.$20,000
aLi nc e n oln vo 4Congressio *7 540. .20 334-35044 $3000 OBO Manu. 334-798-2337 Ad E d 50
al T. nS 3 .white, ner. tree-;. Honda 1962 Cl:12 War.334445-6302 Kubota TractorL2800 850548719 SuerDutyXLtruck,
n ather p. 66K rTile'. Good er ub 50.41 HT with front end auo AC, 6 liter LegalNotices
a ded ,5.500.. me. Blik & h e. Spcrt Ul ty Vehicles loader with box Deaaker.com powertroe diesel,
.. B 3^^^34 ,-24 ,334-791.2726 HARLEY DAVIDSON start 3 :.peed. $20 $11 LF15067
3__ _-2 334-791.2726 HARYDAVIDSN Goo $nd.2el blade &finishing Automotive Coupons 10fla bed, dual rear
VW'05 Beetle, 07 FLTSC Sprner r eec. 2500 mower 17.500. and Deals Shop with wheels 1.500. Cll LF 7
iidT 3 Springer i)m noonit Ca 1 3341 -774-71 DealTaker.com 34894 se35Bids
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h w Like New New tires', blaCk $1 00U O83 0 "- i Massey Ferguson'63 Surplus Property
DODGE.- ?9 L',E Ti moonroof, keys 2468 .4602 HONDA-9m8 Valkyrie v= m ,^1 w.2 r ow Trucks-Heavy Duty Ford '04 RangerXLT
Call 334-655-070 2 c$46000801F-46usomodel 35 *.. 2 6row3 Dutya XLT
CnallErQ er, raler e entry, alarm. Under Harley Davidson'08 Tourer all original, bonom plow. $3500. dpe cr ai ei. Thursday, A t 26,
Kep .7 Ler. H-i. Warranty, $9,500. Electra Glide Cla s lo mile-. run great OBO 334-4451717 cd.cr uise. edl"ner .2010
Blue w,20 irc Factc, Call 334-655-0702 5000 mile. 15.950. 1 asking $6.500 OBO 334 774-6348 nocks $9995.
ry chrome wheels. 6 MAZDA '01 Silver 693-54Tractor Kubota
speed manual. An Millenia, Runs Great! VW Beelte'01Odiesel, 34 618 430 3 Tractor 00' Kubota 334-699-3123 INSPECTION: August
Eye Catcher, selling 152K miles Loaded! A/T, loaded, exc. Kawasaki '06 KLR M-120 DT 4x4 w / 23rd through 25th,
to buy a boat. 12, 500 $4,000 OBO cond. white w/ grey 650, new tires & 1999 Blazer Lookis Kubota loader 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
miles, 2 door, Like 706-761-2089 int. 64K mi. $7,900. br .ake, rat cnrd, Good. Runs Goo. LA1601 (canfire) 3100 EST.
New condition, Blue 334-714-5860 nation, 5k mile. $350,) $3000 334 798-9131 hrs. original tires CHEVROLET '19 C-60
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terror, ABS, a/c 4 doors, moon roof, ( sics &Antiques good -.pors mar, 4 _..r tanks ok. $12.500. or on new engine, looks sealed bids will be
aamamf, custom rims, new wheeler. 85r( 592- trade for tractor. rough runs good FORD '07 the following types
etseating, CD, tires, 58k miles, great Harley Davidson'08 3287 1999 Blazer Tracker 850.212-6964 $2450. 334-70 85 -FORD 6rer of items:
etuseatingrCD, Cond., wonderful car, U01-9213 ortrac, Limited,
cruise, driver Sbag asksg $10,000. Call 19e 4x4.slver, grey cloth Chevrolet 89abe Saws
passenger airbag, PL, ing Eagle Anniversa- Kawasakin2000,Clas.olnt 16 MIu oasBed JTblerSaws
PS, PW; $32,200 PL Rachel or Jay Restore or use for rv Ed. Very low miles sic LT.2007 Under interior. New paiCentrle t Scotto
2 0334-393-99590 parts. 29000 334-685-0380 Warranty til 2012. Good conwsith ipod cdruns, cle al ers
(3)3-81 Mazda6 0r 4-dr. 251-747-4022 2053CC Low mi. air. stereo with ipodr oo 347-ann s
Doe '0 S t Mazda6 Harley Davidson 1986 $9000 334-774-3474 jack. $3000 OBO. $2000 OB 334794 FORD '07 F150 Super Bandaws
e 0 Spirit sadan, grey, auto, Convertible Buick FLTC w/ side car. or 334-791-1074 334-886-3154, 0001 or 334-726-4298 cab, 4x4,4dr, 156K Work Tables
$800OBO CD, power option, 1971 Skylark yellow exc. cond. $10,500. 334-798-9131 miles, fully loaded, Radial Arm Saws
334-796-7484 like new, 69K mi. with white top, auto, OBO 334-794-2665 or Tractor 20 Massey pearl white, $16,900., Wooden Beds
$9,900.334-389-3071 350,81Kmi, $9,500. 334-805-0810 MOTIVATED Ferguson w/5'disk, 334-685-0846 Wood patterns
Sor 334-726-9500 256-282-6752 -- WIFE! 2005 1 set bottom pile & File Cabinets
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Mercedes '73 450.L DealTaker.com Sporster 1200 custom motorcycle. planters $3K 797- DSL Crew Cab 50K Stainless Steel Ta-
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hrd sort op Coupons & Deals! cond. $5,500. OBO body style is V- 4X4, 266K mile 695-7769,695-7770 Stainless Steel Coun-
$12.000 080 904.-36- _ _ 794-2665 334-805- road/street, drive t 4 fu loaded, rebuilt FORD07 sorts Tac
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a Mercedes 82 38SL HARLEY DAVIDSON 4 cylde 3 00 T e a esr 334-687-3207 $519,500 08 229-861- Wooden Wardrobes
Automaic, 4cyl.,200rreuneian 2714. 229-309-1890 Aluminum Ladders
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Ford 06' Focus SES 4- graded sound system, 655-0962 Harley Davidson '87 bars, cruise red two tone grey, ex LOCATION: Florida
dr. Crimson red, au- car cover & top stor- c t $ .ebgL 7oadeddrk
to leather. Crim sun roof, age ra cv lean well Gofr- Cart/ClubCa FXR Superglide, Cus- control. Tires in condition. $17.800. State Hospital, Prop-
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spoer Ike new 50K manta w/r- b r pw850 rant windshield, Massey 2500 LT 8.L1V8MPi Bul ding #1152,
m. $10500 334389- cords .$14 200. 334- needs batteries. $300 chrome, $9500 850- ro win M ey 0084 WHEEL DR Chartahoochee, FL
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3071or334-726-9500 792-9789OBO 334-648-0139 bike. Asking $9,500 Chevrot '09 HHR LS, Furgeson POWER EVERYTHING
des Harley Davidson'95 0. lease ca loaded, 27,000 miles, VM RAes 6DISC b TERMS: Payment in
Mercedes 96 Lowder 36Km 334-790-7380. (16) Automatic, 4 cyl., CHANGER $1750000. fu r ired by Sp-
Se.nt Exc.cond. 1340 cc Excellenti $10,700. 135diesel, CALL WHIT 791-0576 member 1st, 2 010.
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104 3 $5500, 34 44 Motorcycle Open Che 03 TChevy 04' Silverado 78kmniles, new A/C & Order, or Cashier's
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THarley Davidson 98' or Utility trailer 7x10, 162K ml. Fully loaded,OX conued. new parts, 334 $4400runs grea50-592- t Florida Stade payable
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windowsHo &nea4 $2 04 7 H x grt, lifted mud tires, terber 9th, 20101
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TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Dawn K. Roberts, Interim Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do hereby
give notice that an election will be held In
each county In Florida, on November 2,
2010, for the ratification or rejection of
proposed revisions to the constitution of
the State of Florida.
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 7
REPEAL OF PUBLIC CAMPAIGN
Proposing the repeal of the provision in the
State Constitution that requires public
financing of campaigns of candidates foray
elective statewide office who agree to cam-
paign spending limits.
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
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Proposing an amendment to the State
ontition tico require the Legisl nature to a
tax exemption by law for members obyf the
dUnited States miwh plitary or military reserves,
laskain or Hawaii in support of military108
ARTICLE VIt, SECTION 3
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31
(Legsignslatied by the)
Bar that Title:
HOMESTEAD AD VALOREM TAX CREDIT
FOR DEPLOYED MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Proposingde thn amendment to the States
Constitution to require the Legislature to
provide an additional homestead property
tax exemption by law for members of the
United States military or military reserves,
the United States Cohedst Guard or its
reserves, or the Florida National Guard who
receive a homestead exemptio and weres--
deployed in the previous year on active duty
outside the continental United States,
Alaska,l property o Hawaii in support of military
operations designated by the Legislatore.
The eempt urpmount will be baexed upon the
number ofunicip days in the previous calendar
year that the person was deployed on active
duty outside the municoipalinental United States,
Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military
operations designated by th as are gisled predomi-
The amendment is scheduled to take effect
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality
and used by general lavey by it fr municipal taxation
public purposes shall be exempt from taxationa-
tiou. A municipality, to everywning property out-
side the municipality, may be required by
general law t make payment to the tousand dollaring
unit in which the property is locatedntly diSuch
portions of property as are used predomi-
nantly for educational, literary, scientific,
religious or charitable purposes may be
exempted by general law, grant fromtaxation.
(b) There shall be nt ad valorempt from taxations
cumulan exemptio every head of a family
residing in this state, household goads and
personal effectors of the value fined by gener-
al law, not less than one thousand dollars,
and to every widow pt such orwidowers. Aor person
who is blind or totally and permanply to improvemently dis-
abled, property to the value for thixed by general
law nobusit less than five hundred dollars.eal
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective tax levy and sub-
property related to the prvisiexpanons of this ubsction o and
general law, grant community and econom-
ic development ad vtangible pertasonal exemptionsperty
related to ne businesses and expansion of an existing busi-
ing businesses, as defined by general law.
Such an exemption mayll be specifgrantedonly by
ordinance of the county or municipality, and
only after the electors of nted ty o a new
municipality voting on such question in a
referendum authorize the county or munici-
pality to adopgrant such ordinances Axemption eshallemp-
tion so granted shall apply to improvements
expito real property mears from thde by or for the use of a
exty, listing business and shall allowable by referendum apply to
tangible personal property of such new
business and taby ngibe personal property
related to the expansion of an existing busi-
ness. The amount or limits of the amount
of such e of its remption shve all be specified by
general law, granThe period of time for which
such empties. Thison may be granted to a n may bew
business only by ordinexpansioce of an existing busi-
ness shality. Thbe determined by general law.
The of authority to grant such exemption shall
ments fopire ten years from the date of approval
by the electors of the county or municipali-
ty, and may owner shall be by refermiendum asby gen-
provided by general law
(d) Any countyeral law a municipality may, for the
purpose of its respective tof prop levy and sub-
ject to tangible provisions of this subsection and
general law, grant historic preservation ad
valerem ta from ad vexemptians to owners of his-
toric properties. This exemption may be
granted onlrpetuitby ordi once of the county or
municipality consy. The amount or limits ofr by othe
amount of this eemptiead exemnd the require-
mentsmber of the United Statproperties miliust be speci-
fieGuard byor its reseralves, or the Floperiod of time for
which National Guard: and wmay ho was deogrnted todur-
duproperty outside the continental Unitermined by gStatesn
(eAlaska By gener Hawaii in suOOrbject of milconditiaryons
spoerationsd therein, twenty the leousand dol-ature
to a ercentase of the assesstaxableed value of property sub-
or hjet to tangible personal property. The aolcablel
() Therentae shall be grcalculated as the num-em a
ber of days durineal property dedin calend inr
pear the oervatson was dements on active
your the person was deployed on active
duty outside the continental United States.
Alaska. or Hawaii in sunoort of military
operations designated by the legislature
divided by the number of days in that year,
SECTION 31. Additional ad valorem tax
exemption for certain members of the
armed forces deployed on active duty out-
side of the United States.--The amendment
to Section 3 of Article VII orovidina for an
additional ad valorem tax exemption for
members of the United States military or
military reserves, the United States Coast
Guard or its reserves, or the Florida
National Guard depoloved on active duty out-
side of the United States in support of mili-
tary operations designated by the legisla-
ture and this section shall take effect
January 1. 2011.
No. 3 not subject to the assessment limitations during the eight-year period before the our- Ballot Summary:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT set forth in subsections (a) through (d) chase. For married persons, neither the Congressional districts or districting plans
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4 and 6 shall change only as provided in this sub- purchaser nor his or her spouse may have may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an
ARTICLE XII section, owned a principal residence during the ore- incumbent or political party. Districts shall
(Legislative) (1) Assessments subject to this subsec- cedina eiaht years, not be drawn to deny racial or language
tion shall be changed annually on the date (2) The additional homestead exemption minorities the equal opportunity to partici-
Ballot Title: of assessment provided by law; but those shall eaual 25 percent of the lust value of pate in the political process and elect repre-
PROPERTY TAX LIMIT FOR changes in assessments shall not exceed the property on January 1 of the year in sentatives of their choice. Districts must be
NONHOMESTEAD PROPERTY; five L e percent 444 of the assessment which the homestead exemption in subsec- contiguous. Unless otherwise required, dis-
ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION for the prior year. tion (a) is received, but not more than tricts must be compact, as equal in popula-
FOR NEW HOMESTEAD OWNERS. (2) No assessment shall exceed just $100 000. tion as feasible, and where feasible must
value. a. The amount of the additional exemo- make use of existing city, county and geo-
Ballot Summary: (3) After a change of ownership or con- tion shall be reduced in each subsequent graphical boundaries.
The State Constitution generally limits the trol, as defined by general law, including year by an amount eQual to twenty percent
maximum annual increase in the assessed any change of ownership of a legal entity of the amount of the initial additional Financial Impact statement:
value of nonhomestead property to 10 per- that owns the property, such property shall exemption or by an amount equal to the dif- The fiscal impact cannot be determined pre-
cent 'annually. This proposed amendment be assessed at just value aS of the next ference between their lust value of the Drop- cisely. State government and state courts
reduces the maximum annual increase in assessment date. Thereafter, such property ertv and the assessed value determined may incur additional costs if litigation
the assessed values of those properties to 5 shall be assessed as provided in this sub- under subsection (d) of section 4 of this increases beyond the number or complexity
percent annually. section. Article, whichever is Qreater. of cases which would have occurred in the
This amendment also requires the (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or b. The additional homestead exemption amendment's absence.
Legislature to provide an additional home- improvements to such property shall be shall not apply after'the fifth year after the
stead exemption for persons who have not assessed as provided for by general law; initial additional exemption is granted. Full Text:
owned a principal residence during the pro- however, after the adjustment for any (31 Only one additional exemption under ARTICLE Ill
ceding 8 years. Under the exemption, 25 change, addition, reduction, or improve- this subsection may apply to a single LEGISLATURE
percent of the just value of a first-time ment, the property shall be assessed as homestead property. SECTION 20. Standards for establishing
homestead, up to $100,000, will be exempt provided in this subsection. ARTICLE XII Conoressional district boundaries.--
from property taxes. The amount of the (h) For all levies other than school dis- SCHEDULE In establishing Congressional district
additional exemption will decrease in each trict levies, assessments of real property Property tax limit for nonhomestead boundaries;i
succeeding year for 5 years by the greater that is not subject to the assessment limita- propertyv.-The amendment to Section 4 of (1) No apportionment plan or individual dis-
of 20 percent of the initial additional tions set forth in subsections (a) through Article VII reducing the limit on the maxi- trict shall be drawn with the intent to favor
exemption or the difference between the (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in mum annual increase in the assessed value or disfavor a political party or an incum-
just value and the assessed value of the this subsection. of nonhomestead property to five percent bent: and districts shall not be drawn with
property. The additional exemption will not (1) Assessments subject to this subsec- from ten percent and this section shall take the intent or result of denving or abridainG
be available in the 6th and subsequent tion shall be changed annually on the date effect January 1, 201I. the eoual opportunity of racial or language
years. of assessment provided by law; but those Additional homestead exemption for minorities to participate In the political
changes in assessments shall not exceed first-time homestead property owners.-The process or to diminish their ability to elect
Full Text: five t percent 44P> of the assessment amendment to subsection If) of Section 6 representatives of their choice: and districts
ARTICLE VII for the prior year. of Article VII orovidino for an additional shall consist of continuous territory.
FINANCE AND TAXATION (2) No assessment shall exceed just homestead exemption for persons who (2) Unless compliance with the standards in
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By value, have not owned a principal residence within this subsection conflicts with the standards
general law regulations shall be prescribed (3) The legislature must provide that an eiaht-ear period and this section shall in subsection (11 or with federal law. dis-
which shall secure a just valuation of all such property shall be assessed at just take effect January 1. 2011. and shall be tricts shall be as nearly eual in population
property for ad valorem taxation, provided: value as of the next assessment date after a available for properties purchased on or as is practicable: districts shall be compact:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high qualifying improvement, as defined by gen-, after January 1. 2010. and districts shall, where feasible. utilize
water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land eral law, is made to such property, existing political and aeoaraphical bound-
used exclusively for noncommercial recre- Thereafter, such property shall be assessed aries.
national purposes may be classified by gen- as provided in this subsection. (31 The order in which the standards within
eral law and assessed solely on the basis of (4) The legislature may provide that such No. 4 sub-sections (1) and 1(2 of this section are
character or use. property shall be assessed at just value as CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT set forth shall not be read to establish any
(b) As provided by general law and sub- of the next assessment date after a change ARTICLE It, SECTION 7 priority of one standard over the other with-
ject to conditions, limitations, and reason- of ownership or control, as defined by gen- (Initllative) in that subsection.
able definitions specified therein, land used eral law, including any change of ownership
for conservation purposes shall be classi- of the legal entity that owns the property. Ballot Title: No. 7
fied by general law and assessed solely on Thereafter, such property shall be assessed REFERENDA REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
the basis of character or use. as provided in this subsection. AND AMENDMENT OF LOCAL ARTICLE Ill, SECTION 20
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible per- (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE (Legislative)
sonal property held for sale as stock in improvements to such property shall be LAND USE PLANS.
trade and livestock may be valued for taxa- assessed as provided for by'general law; Ballot Title:
tion at a specified percentage of its value, however, after the adjustment for any Ballot Summary: STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO
may be classified for tax purposes, or may change, addition, reduction, or improve- Establishes that before a local government FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE AND
be exempted from taxation. ment, the property shall be assessed as may adopt a new comprehensive land use CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING.
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead provided in this subsection, plan, or amend a comprehensive land use
exemption under Section 6 of this Article (i) The legislature, by general law and plan, the proposed plan or amendment Ballot Summary:
shall have their homestead assessed at just subject to conditions specified therein, may shall be subject to vote of the electors of In establishing congressional and legislative
value as of January 1 of the year following prohibit the consideration of the following the local government by referendum, fol- district boundaries or plans, the state shall
the effective date of this amendment. This in the determination of the assessed value lowing preparation by the local planning apply federal requirements and balance and
assessment shall change only as provided of real property used for residential purpos- agency, consideration by the governing' implement the standards in the State
in this subsection, es: body and notice. Provides definitions. Constitution. The state shall take into con-
(1) Assessments subject to this subsec- (1) Any change or improvement made sideration the ability of racial and language
tion shall be changed annually on January for the purpose of improving the property's Financial Impact Statement: minorities to participate in the political
1st of each year; but those changes in resistance to wind damage. The amendment's impact on local govern- process and elect candidates of their
assessments shall not exceed the lower of (2) The installation of a renewable ener- ment expenditures cannot be estimated pre- choice, and communities of common inter-
the following: gy source device. cisely. Local governments will incur addi- est other than political parties may be
a. Three percent (&V4 of the assessment (j)(1) The assessment of the following tional costs due to the requirement to con- respected and promoted, both without sub-
for the prior year. working waterfront properties shall be duct eferenda in order to adopt compre- ordination to any other provision of Article
b. The percent change in the Consumer based upon the current use of the property: hensive plans or amendments thereto. The Ill of the State Constitution. Districts and
Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. a. Land used predominantly for commer- amount of such costs depends upon the plans are valid if the balancing and imple-
City Average, all items 1967=100, or suc- cial fishing purposes. frequency, timing and method of the refer- mentation of standards is rationally related
cessor reports for the preceding calendar b. Land that is accessible to the public enda, and includes the costs of ballot to the standards contained in the State
year as initially reported by the United and used for vessel launches into waters preparation, election administration, and Constitution and is consistent with federal
States Department of Labor, Bureau of that are navigable. associated expenses. The impact on state law.
Labor Statistics. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open government expenditures will be insignifi-
(2) No assessment shall exceed just to the public. cant. Full Text:
value. d. Water-dependent marine manufactur- ARTICLE Ill
(3) After any change of ownership, as ing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, Full Text: LEGISLATURE
provided by general law, homestead proper- and marine vessel construction and repair ARTICLE II
ty shall be assessed at just value as of facilities and their support activities. GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 20. Standards for establishing
January 1 of the following year, unless the (2) The assessment benefit provided by SECTION 7. Natural resources and scenic legislative and congressional district bound-
provisions of paragraph (8) apply. this subsection is subject to conditions and beauty.-- aries.--In establishing congressional and
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed limitations and reasonable definitions as Public participation in local government legislative district boundaries or blans.,the
as provided in this subsection. specified by the legislature by general law. comprehensive land use planning benefits state shall appooly federal requirements and
(4) New homestead property shall be SECTION 6.Homestead exemptions.-- the conservation and protection of Florida's balance and implement the standards in
assessed at just value as of January 1st of (a) Every person who has the legal or natural resources and scenic beauty, and this constitution. The state shall take into
the year following the establishment of the equitable title to real estate and maintains the lona-term quality of life of Floridians. consideration the ability of racialand lan-
homestead, unless the provisions of para- thereon the permanent residence of the Therefore, before a local government may ouaoe minorities to participate in'the politi-
graph (8) apply. That assessment shall only owner, or another legally or naturally adopt a new comprehensive land use plan. cal Orocess and elect candidates of their
change as provided in this subsection, dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt or amend a comprehensive land use elan, choice, and communities of common inter-
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or from taxation thereon, except assessments such proposed plan or olan amendment est other than political parties may be
improvements to homestead property shall for special benefits, up to the assessed val- shall be subject to vote of the electors of respected and promoted, both without sub-
be assessed as provided for by general law; nation of twenty-five thousand dollars and, the local government by referendum, fol- ordination to any other provision of this
provided, however, after the adjustment for for all levies other than school district lowina preparation by the local planning article. Districts and plans are valid if the
any change, addition, reduction, or levies, on the assessed valuation greater agency, consideration by the Governino balancing and Implementation of standards
improvement, the property shall be than fifty thousand dollars and up to seven- body as provided by general law. and notice is rationally related to the standards con-
assessed as provided in this subsection. ty-five thousand dollars, upon establish- thereof In a local newspaper of general cir- tained in this constitution and is consistent
(6) In the event of a termination of ment of right thereto in the manner pre- culation. Notice and referendum will be as with federal law.
homestead status, the property shall be scribed by law. The real estate may be held provided by general law. This amendment
assessed as provided by general law. by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, shall become effective immediately upon No. 8
(7) The provisions of this amendment jointly, in common, as a condominium, or approval by the electors of Florida. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
are severable. If any of the provisions of indirectly by stock ownership or member- For purposes of this subsection: ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1
this amendment shall be held unconstitu- ship representing the owner's or member's 1. 'Local government' means a county or ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31
tional by any court of competent jurisdic- proprietary interest in a corporation owning municipality,. (Legislative)
tion, the decision of such court shall not a fee or a leasehold initially In excess of 2. "Local government comprehensive land
affect or impair any remaining provisions of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not use plan' means a elan to auide and control Ballot Title:
this amendment, apply with respect to any assessment roll future land development in an area under REVISION OF THE CLASS SIZE
(8)a. A person who establishes a new until such roll is first determined to be in the jurisdiction of a local government. REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or compliance with the provisions of section 4 3. "Local olannino agency" means the
January 1 of any subsequent year and who by a state agency designated by general agency of a local government that is Ballot Summary:
has received a homestead exemption pur- law. This exemption is repealed on the responsible for the preparation of a cornm- The Florida Constitution currently limits the
suant to Section 6 of this Article as of effective date of any amendment to this orehensive land use plan and plan amend- maximum number of students assigned to.
January 1 of either of the two years imme- Article which provides for the assessment ments after public notice and hearings and each teacher in public-school classrooms in
diately preceding the establishment 6f the -of homestead property at less than just for making recommendations to the gov- the following grade groupings: for
new homestead is entitled to have the new value. erning body of the local government, prekindergarten through grade 3, 18 stu-
homestead assessed at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall regarding the adoption or amendment of a dents; for grades 4 through 8, 22 students;
If this revision is approved in January of be allowed any individual or family unit or comprehensive land use plan. and for grades 9 through 12, 25 students.
2008, a person who establishes a new with respect to any residential unit. No 4. 'Governina body' means the board of Under this amendment, the current limits
homestead as of January 1, 2008, is enti- exemption shall exceed the value of the real county commissioners of a county, the on the maximum number of students
tied to have the new homestead assessed at estate assessable to the owner or, in case commission or council of a municipality, or assigned to each teacher in public school
less than just value only if that person of ownership through stock or membership the chief elected aovernino body of a coun- classrooms would become limits on the
received a homestead exemption on in a corporation, the value of the proportion tv or municipality, however designated, average number of students assigned per
January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the which the interest in the corporation bears class to each teacher, by specified grade
newly established homestead to the assessed value of the property. grouping, in each public school. This
shall be determined as follows: (c) By general law and subject to condi- No. 5 amendment also adopts new limits on the
1. If the just value of the new home- tions specified therein, the Legislature may CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT maximum number of students assigned to
stead is greater than or equal to the just provide to renters, Who are permanent resi- ARTICLE III, SECTION 21 each teacher In an individual classroom as
value of the prior homestead as of January dents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad val- (Initiative) follows: for prekindergarten through grade
1 of the year in which the prior homestead orem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief 3, 21 students; for grades 4 through 8, 27
was abandoned, the assessed value of the shall be in the form and amount established Ballot Title: students; and for grades 9 through 12, 30
new homestead shall be the just value of by general law. STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO students. This amendment specifies that
the new homestead minus an amount equal (d) The legislature may, by general law, FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING. class size limits do not apply to virtual
to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference allow counties or municipalities, for the classes, requires the Legislature to provide
between the just value and the assessed purpose of their respective tax levies and Ballot Summary: sufficient funds to maintain the average
value of the prior homestead as of January subject to the provisions of general law, to Legislative districts or districting plans may number of students required by this
1 of the year in which the prior homestead grant an additional homestead tax exemp- not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incum- amendment, and schedules these revisions
was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead tion not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to bent or political party. Districts shall not be to take effect upon approval by the electors
shall be assessed as provided In this sub- any person who has the legal or equitable drawn to deny racial or language minorities of this state and to operate retroactively to
section, title to real estate and maintains thereon the the equal opportunity to participate in the the beginning of the 2010-2011 school
2. If the just value of the new home- permanent residence of the owner and who political process and elect representatives year.
stead is less than the just value of the prior has attained age sixty-five and whose of their choice. Districts must be contigu-
homestead as of January 1 of the youear'in household income, as defined by general ous. Unless otherwise required, districts Full Text:
which the prior homestead was abandoned, law, does not exceed twenty thousand dol- must be compact, as equal in population as ARTICLE IX
the assessed value of the new homestead lars. The general law must allow counties feasible, and where feasible must make use EDUCATION
shall be equal to the just value of the new and municipalities to grant this additional of existing city, county and geographical SECTION 1. Public education.--
homestead divided by the just value of the exemption, within the limits prescribed in boundaries. (a) The education of children Is a funda-
prior homestead and multiplied by the this subsection, by ordinance adopted in mental value of the people of the State of
assessed value of the prior homestead, the manner prescribed by general law, and Financial Impact Statement: Florida. It Is, therefore, a paramount duty of
However, if the difference between the just must provide for the periodic adjustment of The fiscal impact cannot be determined pre- the state to make adequate provision for the
value of the new homestead and the the income limitation prescribed in this cisely. State government and state courts education of all children residing within its'
assessed value of the new homestead cal- subsection for changes In the cost of living, may incur additional costs if litigation borders. Adequate provision shall be made
culated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older increases beyond the number or complexity by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure,
is greater than $500,000, the assessed who is partially or totally permanently dis- of cases which would have occurred in the and high quality system of free public
value of the new homestead shall be abled shall receive a discount from the amendment's absence, schools that allows students to obtain a
increased so that the difference between the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise high quality education and for the establish-
just value and the assessed value equals, owed on homestead property the veteran Full Text: meant, maintenance, and operation of Insti-
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall owns and resides in if the disability was ARTICLE III tutions of higher learning and other public
be assessed as provided in this subsection, combat related, the veteran was a resident LEGISLATURE education programs that the needs of the
b. By general law and subject to condi- of this state at the time of entering the mill- SECTION 21. Standards for establishing people may require. To assure that children
tions specified therein, the Legislature shall tary service of the United States, and the Leeislative district boundaries.-- attending public schools obtain a high qual-
provide for application of this paragraph.to veteran was honorably discharged upon In establishing Legislative district bound- ity education, the legislature shall make
property owned by more than one person, separation from military service. The dis- aries. adequate provision to ensure that, by the
(e) The legislature may, by general law, count shall be in a percentage equal to the (1) No anportionment plan or district shall beginning of the 20.Q10-20.11 040 school
for assessment purposes and subject to the percentage of the veteran's permanent, be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor year and for each school year thereafter.
provisions of this subsection, allow coun- service-connected disability as determined a Dolitical party or an incumbent: and dis- there are a sufficient number of classrooms
ties and municipalities to authorize by ordi- by the United States Department of tricts shall not be drawn with the intent or so that:
nance that historic property may bne Veterans Affairs, To qualify for the discount result of denying or abridging the equal (1) Within each public school, the aps-
assessed solely on the basis of character or granted by this subsection, an applicant opportunity of racial or language minorities age moeemf number of students wheone
use. Such character or use assessment must submit to the county property to participate in the political process or to assigned ur class to each teacher who is
shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at diminish their ability to elect representatives teaching n pu.bl o: c .. aor_- n r:. m f:r
the ordinance. The requirements for eligible the time of entering military service, an offi- of their choice: and districts shall consist of prekindergarten through grade 3 does not
properties must be specified by general law. cial letter from thie United States contiguous territory, exceed 18 students and the maximum num-
(f) A county may, in the manner pre- Department of Veterans Affairs stating the (21 Unless compliance with the standards In her of students assigned to each teacher in
scribed by general- law, provide for a reduc- percentage of the veteran's service-con- this subsection conflicts with the standards an individual classroom does not exceed 21
tion in the assessed value of homestead nected disability and such evidence that in subsection (1) or with federal law. dis- students:
property to the extent of any increase in the reasonably identifies the disability as com- tricts shall be as nearly equal in population (2) Within each public school, the aver-
assessed value of that property which bat related, and a copy of the veteran's as is practicable: districts shall be compact: age m imum number of students whe ro
results from the construction or reconstruc- honorable discharge. If the property and districts shall, where feasible, utilize assigned per class to each teacher who is
tion of the property for the purpose of pro- appraiser denies the request for a discount, existing political and aeograohical bound- teaching i:n pu.linchn ::ool laroomo ::
viding living quarters for one or more natu- the appraiser must notify the applicant in aries, grades 4 through 8 does not exceed 22 stu-
ral or adoptive grandparents or parents of writing of the reasons for the denial, and (3) The order in which the standards within dents and the maximum number of stu-
the owner of the property or of thi owner's the veteran may reapply. The Legislature sub-sections (1 and (2) of this section are dents assigned to each teacher in an indi-
spouse if at least one of the grandparents may, by general law, waive the annual appll- set forth shall not be read to establish any vidual classroom does not exceed 27 stu-
or parents for whom the living quarters are cation requirement in subsequent years. priority of one standard over the other with- dents and
provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a This subsection shall take effect December in that subsection. (3) Within each public school, the aver-
reduction may not exceed the lesser of the 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not age maximum number of students whe aeF
following: require implementing legislation, assigned per class to each teacher who is
(1) The increase in assessed value (f)(1) By general law. and subject to con- No. 6 teaching In public oohcol orlacnomn for
resulting from construction or reconstruc- editions specified therein, the legislature CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT grades 9 through 12 does not exceed 25
tion of the property, shall provide an additional homestead ARTICLE III, SECTION 20 students and the maximum number of stu-
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed exemption to the person or persons who: (Initiative) dents assigned to each teacher in an indi-
value of the property as improved, a. Establish the riaht to receive the vidual classroom does not exceed 30 stu-
(g) For all levies other than school dis- homestead exemption in subsection (a) Ballot Title: dents The class size requirements of this
trict levies, assessments of residential real within one year after purchasing the home- STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO subsection do not apply to extracurricular
property, as defined by general law, which stead property: and FOLLOW IN CONGRESSIONAL or virtual classes. Payment of the costs
contains nine units or fewer and which is b. Have not owned a principal residence REDISTRICTING. associated with meeting fredueig OR-e eMe
te-wet these requirements is the responsi-
bility of the state and not of local school
ehoeele districts. oe .nnig "W 1he 90039
994- fie al yea4 The legislature shall pro-
vide sufficient funds to maintain Foee the
average number of students requiredby io
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(b) Every four-year old child in Florida
shall be provided by the State a high quality
prekindergarten pr e khindeFrgan learning
opportunity in the form of an early child-
hood development and education program
which shall be voluntary, high quality, free,
and delivered according to professionally
accepted standards. An early childhood
development and education program means
an organized program designed to address
and enhance each child's ability to make
age appropriate progress in an appropriate
range of settings in the development of lan-
guage and cognitive capabilities and emo-
tional, social, regulatory, and moral capaci-
ties through education in basic skills and
such other skills as the Legislature may
determine to be appropriate,
(c) The early childhood education and
development programs provided by reason
of subsection DbpaFagrapFh (b) shall be
implemented no later than the beginning of
the 2005 school year through funds gener-
ated in addition to those used for existing
education, health, and development pro-
grams. Existing education, health, and
development programs are those funded by
the State as of January 1, 2002, that pro-
vided for child or adult education, health
care, or development.
SECTION 31. Class size requirements for
public schools.-- The amendment to
Section 1 of Article IX, relating to class size
requirements for public schools, and this
section'shall take effect uon approval by
the electors and shall operate retroactively
to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school
ARTICLE I, SECTION ,28
HEALTH CARE FREEDOM.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES.-Proposing an
amendment to the State Constitution to
ensure access to health care services with-
out waiting lists, protect the doctor-patient
relationship, guard against mandates that
don't work, prohibit laws or rules from
compelling any person, employer, or health
care provider to participate in any health -
care system; permit a person or an employ-
er tI purchase lawful health care services
directly from a health care provider; permit
a health care provider to accept direct pay-
ment from a person or an employer for law-
ful health care services; exempt persons,
employers, and health care providers from
penalties and fines for paying directly or
accepting direct payment for lawful health
care services; and permit the purchase or
sale of health insurance in private health'
care systems. Specifies that the amend-
ment does not affect which health care
services a health care provider is required
to perform or provide; affect which health
care services are permitted by law; prohibit
care provided pursuant to general law relat-
ing to workers' compensation; affect laws
or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect
the terms or conditions of any health care
system to the extent that those terms and
conditions do not have the effect of punish-
ing a person or an employer for paying
directly for lawful health care services or a
health care provider for accepting direct
payment from a person or an employer for
lawful health care services; or affect any
general law passed by two-thirds vote of
the membership of each house of the .
Legislature, passed after the effective date
of the amendment, provided such law
states with specificity the public necessity
justifying the exceptions from the provi-
sions of the amendment. The amendment
expressly provides that it may not be con-
strued to prohibit negotiated provisions in
insurance contracts, network agreements,
or other provider agreements contractually
limiting copayments, coinsurance,
deductibles; or other patient charges.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 28. Health care services.--
(a) To preserve the freedom of all resi-
dents of the state to provide for their own
(1) A law or rule may not compel.
directly or indirectly, any person, employer.
or health care provider to participate in any
health care system.
(2) A person or an employer mayvpay
directly for lawful health care services and
may not be required to pay penalties or
fines for paving directly for lawful health
care services. A health care provider may
accept direct payment for lawful health care
yrvices and may not be required to oay
penalties or fines for accepting direct oay-
ment from a person or an employer for law-
ful health care services.
(b) Subiect to reasonable and necessary
rules that do not substantially limit a per-
son's motions, the purchase or sale of
health insurance in private health care sys-
tems may not be prohibited by law or rule.
(c) This section does not:
(11 Affect which health care services a
health care provider is required to perform
(2) Affect which health care services are
permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to
general law relating to workers' compensa-
(4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of
March 1. 2010.
(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any
health care system to the extent that those
terms and conditions do not have the effect
of aunishino a person or an emalover for
paving directly for lawful health care servic-
es or a health care provider for accepting
direct payment from a person or an
emolover for lawful health care services.
except that this section may not be con-
strued to prohibit any negotiated provision
in any insurance contract, network agree-
ment, or other provider agreement contrac-
tually Ilmitina copavments. coinsurance.
deductibles. or other patient charges.
(61 Affect any general law passed by a
two-thirds vote of the membership of each
house of the legislature after the effective
date of this section, if the law states with
specificity the public necessity that Justifies
an exception from this section.
(dl As used in this section, the term:
(11 "Compel" includes the imoosition of
penalties or fines.
(21 *Direct payment' or "say directly'
means Davment for lawful health care serv-
ices without a public or private third aartV.
not including an emolover, oavino for any
portion of the service.
(31 "Health care system" means any
public or private entity whose function or
purpose is the management of. processing
of. enrollment of individuals for. or say-
ment, in full or in part. for health care serv-
ices. health care data. or health care infor-
mation for its participants.
(41 "Lawful health care services' means
any health-related service or treatment, to
the extent that the service or treatment is
permitted or not prohibited by law or reau-
lation, which may be provided by persons
or businesses otherwise permitted to offer
(51 "Penalties or fines' means any civil
or criminal penalty or fine tax. salary or
wage withholding or surcharge, or named
fee with a similar effect established by law
or rule by an agency established, created.
or controlled by the government which is
used to punish or discourage the exercise
of rights protected under this section. For
purposes of this section only. the term "rule
by an agency' may not be construed to
mean any negotiated provision in any insur-
ance contract. network agreement, or other
provider agreement contractually limiting
cooavyments. coinsurance, deductibles. or
other patient charges.
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