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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
Publication Date: December 8, 2010
Frequency: daily (except saturday and monday)[<1979-1995>]
weekly[ former 1934-<1955>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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WEDNESDAY


One arrested in home-invasion robbery


More suspects sought
STAFF REPORT

One man was arrested and addition-
al suspects are being sought after a
home invasion robbery in Marianna
Monday night.


Jackson County Sheriff's Office
received a call in reference to an armed
robbery at 2668 Mineral Road in
Marianna, according to a release from
the sheriff's office. Multiple units from
the sheriff's office and the Marianna
Police Department responded..
Officers discovered a male at the res-


Just before 10:30 p.m. Monday, the idence was the victim of a home inva-


sion robbery and suffered minor
injuries from the incident, according to
the release. As one of the Marianna
units responded to the scene, a male
was reportedly seen walking on Pebble
Hill Road. He was identified as Jeff
Bell Jr., 18, and detained.
As a result of the investigation, Bell
was charged with principal to home


invasion robbery and was lodged in the
Jackson County Correctional Facility.
The investigation is ongoing, with
the possibility of further suspects and
charges filed, according to the release.
The sheriff's office and Marianna
police were assisted by canine units
from Jackson and Apalachee correc-
tional institutions.


Celebrating history


Visitors try pork cracklins during a Folklife Harvest Festival at Renaissance Park. File photo


Heritage festival in


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER


The annual Living Heritage
Festival at Renaissance Park is set
for this Saturday. It starts at 8 a.m.
and runs until 3 p.m. There is no
admission fee.
The festival celebrates life in
rural Jackson County at the turn of
the 20th century.
Demonstrators will show how
families prepared their food and
other household supplies for winter.
Leo Tanner, a participant since
the festival's first year, will teach
people how to process pork from
the butchering all the way to cook-
ing cracklin' from fat. His daughter
will help him with the cooking.
Organizer Danny Sylvester said


the participation of two
in that aspect of the fes
heart of the reason he p
val on.
"We do this because
tant to preserve these c
niques and pass them e
nations to come cat
Southerners lived at th
century," Sylvester sai
survival, it's our basic I
it's something to be pro
share."
Sylvester said not
please him more than
school system try, in s
incorporate the festival
riculum as a history le
meantime, he said h
thrilled to see young I
out on their own with


its seventh year
generations cameras or notebooks and record
tival is at the what they learn.
,uts the festi- There's plenty to choose from if
they don't think they're ready to see
e it's impor- a hog being processed, he said.
culturall tech- De'monstrators will be grinding
on, so gener- cane, making syrup, jelly, lye soap,
n see how straw brooms, shelling corn,
e turn of the preparing material for quilts, and
id. It was cooking over an open flame. The
heritage, and Jackson County chapter of the
)ud of and to Buffalo Soldiers will be giving chil-
dren horseback rides, as well.
hing would In addition, a crew of expert local
to see the cooks will be preparing a feast for
ome way, to those who want to buy a plate of
into its cur- traditional Southern fare. The plates
esson. In the go for $6 each, with proceeds going
e'd also be back into the festival fund for next


people come
their video?


See HERITAGE, Page 7A >


School




grades




released

Jackson County School District earns 'B'


BY MORGAN CARLSON
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER
The long-awaited high
school grades released as part
of the annual Adequate Yearly
Progress review were
announced Monday.
All Jackson County high
schools either maintained
their grade or went .up. The
Jackson County school dis-
trict as a whole scored a "B".
Throughout the state, 30
percent of schools earned an
"A", 41 percent earned a "B",
15 percent earned a "C", 12
percent earned a "D", and 2
percent earned an "F".
Jackson County School
District Superintendent Lee
Miller said he thinks the dis-
trict is making a move in the
right direction.
"(I'm) proud of our results
and proud of the schools and
the efforts they have made to
improve," Miller said.
"They've all worked hard."
Marianna High School
made the most improvement,
scoring a "B". In 2009 the
school scored a "D".
Marianna had enough
points for an "A", but lost a
letter grade because half of
the lowest 25 percent of stu-
dents didn't show learning
gains in reading, according to
Shirl Williams, Jackson
County School District direc-
tor of student services.
Graceville High School has
received an "A" the last two


School
Grades '09 '10
Cottondale Ele. B A
Cottondale High B C
Graceville Ele. C C
Graceville High A A
Grand Ridge B C
Malone C C
Marianna High B D
Marianna Middle B A
Riverside Ele. A A
Sneads Ele. A A
Sneads High C C

years. It was the only high
school in the district to score
an "A".
Graceville Principal Chris
Franklin said great teachers
and staff, and overwhelming
community support resulted
to the school's success.
"I'm so proud of our teach-
ers, staff and students. They
work so hard together to get
these results," Franklin said.
"It's a team effort and we are
proud of them."
Franklin said the biggest
thing that has contributed to
the school's success is there
are good teachers in all areas.
He said all of the school's
teachers are great, and this
includes with lower level stu-
dents.
. Cottondale High School
increased a grade level, going
See GRADES, Page 7A >


Graceville High School Principal Chris Franklin shows Rita Jones,
Sherri Skipper and Wanda Henderson the county's school
grades. Mark Skinner/Floridan


Convicted bank robber gets life


BY MORGAN CARLSON
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER |
Larry Jerome Williams was sen-
tenced to life and 15 years for robbing
PeoplesSouth Bank in Greenwood at
gunpoint earlier this year, and for
pointing a gun at Jackson County
Deputy Michael Baxter.
Williams was convicted last week
on charges of robbery with a firearm,
and aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a firearm.
Williams' defense attorney, Jason
Winn, asked for the minimum 10-year
sentence. Winn argued Williams had
received a special education diploma,


the crime was unsophisticated in
nature, and that Williams acted under
"extreme duress." He also added the
.45-caliber gun used in the incident
wasn't loaded.
During the trial, Williams and Winn
never denied Williams committed the
robbery. Williams said during the trial
he was forced to commit the crime by
one of the other defendants. He said
neighbor Maurice O'Hara Wilson
threatened to kill him, his son and his
79-year-old mother if he didn't rob
the bank.
At the sentencing hearing, Williams
spoke to Circuit Judge Bill Wright
and said he felt "unpleased about this


whole situation," adding that he "did-
n't know what to do" during the inci-
dent_..
"I was scared," Williams said.
The state asked for life. Lead pros-
ecutor Russ Wilson argued that
Williams is a nine-time convicted
felon. Wilson listed a number of
William's previous convictions,
including exploiting the elderly, neg-
lect of a child, assault and burglary.
"His criminal history in and of itself
would tend to support the state's
request for the life sentence, but this is
his 10th felony," Wilson said.
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Managing Editor Michael Becker
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
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Marianrna, FL 32446
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Getting it
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The Jackson County
Floridan's policy is to cor-
rect mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call
526-3614 Monday-Friday.


Wednesday, Dec. 8
The Southeastern Community Blood Center's
mobile unit will be taking blood donations at Grand
Ridge School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; or donate 9 a.m.-6
p.m. Monday-Friday at SCBC's Marianna location:
2503 Commercial Park Drive. Call 526-4403.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Marianna One Stop Center offers a free
workshop, "Budgeting," 10-11 a.m. at 4636
Highway 90 East, Rim Plaza, Suite E, Marianna.
Call 718-0326.
Chipola College retirees (faculty and staff)
meet for lunch, 11:30 a.m. at the Gazebo Coffee
Shoppe & Deli in downtown Marianna. Spouses,
friends welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 12-1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
The Marianna Middle School Advisory Council
meets at 3 p.m. in the Media Center.
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees
Physician Recruitment Committee meets at 5:30
p.m. in the hospital board room.
Thursday, Dec. 9
The Southeastern Community Blood Center's
mobile unit will be taking blood donations at FCI,
Marianna, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 526-4403.
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees
Building and Grounds Committee meets at noon in
the hospital classroom.
A short Tai Chi for, Arthritis class is offered at
the Jackson County Senior Citizens center, 3:15
p.m. Wear flat shoes and loose, comfortable cloth-
ing. No charge. Call 557-5644.
Jackson Hospital presents Taste of the
Seasons is at 5 p.m. at the Agricultural Center on
Penn Avenue, Marianna, featuring a diabetic-
friendly (60 gm carbohydrate), holiday-style meal
prepared by hospital staff, and guest speakers
from Integras Wellness Center and Medtronic. No
charge, but advance registration required. Call
718-2884.
The Mu Omicron Chapter, Zeta Phi -Beta
Sorority Inc. presents a Tobacco Education
Symposium, 5 p.m. at the McLane Community
Center, 4291 Clay St., Marianna. Guest speaker:
Brigitta Nuccio. Adults, children welcome. No
charge. All SWAT advisors and youth are invited.
Refreshments will be served. Call 526-2412, ext.
285, or 526-2412, ext. 157.
The Town of Grand Ridge convenes its regular
monthly council meeting at 5 p.m. in the Grand
Ridge Town Hall. The public is welcome. Call 592-
4621.
Covenant Hospice presents Tree of Lights -A
Celebration of Life, 6 p.m. at the Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road, Marianna, to
remember the lives of loved ones and to celebrate
the holidays. Free with refreshments, entertain-


MARIANNA POLICE
The Marianna Police
Department listed the fol-
lowing incidents for Dec. 6,
the latest
avaij able -_a .I
report: One
accident with-
out injury, one 'CR] ME
information --
report, one
highway obstruction, one
sickness or subject down,
one physical disturbance.
two verbal disturbances, one
shooting in the area cal, six
traffic stops, two larcenies,
two follow up investigations,
one sex offense, two assists


of other agencies, two public
service calls, one patrol
request, and one
threat/harassment com-
plaint.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County
Sheriff's Office and county
Fire/Rescue reported the fol-
lowing incidents for Dec. 6,
the latest available report
(Some of these calls may be
related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale 'Police
Departments): One accident
with injury, one stolen tag.


ment. Call 482-8520.
Alcoholics Anonymous (closed discussion), 8-
9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking.
Friday, Dec. 10
Jackson County Habitat- for Humanity
Warehouse is having a Christmas sale. The ware-
house is open every Wednesday. It will also be
open the week of Dec. 6-10. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Call 482-2187.
Commencement exercises at The Baptist
College of Florida in Graceville begin at 10 a.m. Call
263-3261, ext. 460.
The Southeastern Community Blood Center's
mobile unit will be taking blood donations at
Sunland Center, Marianna, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; or
donate 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at SCBC's
Marianna location: 2503 Commercial Park Drive.
Call 526-4403.
The Marianna One Stop Center offers two free
workshops, "Employ 'Florida" (10-11 a.m.) and
"The Steps To A Great Career For You" (3:15-4:15
p.m.) at 4636 Highway 90 East, Rim Plaza, Suite E,
Marianna. Call 718-0326.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
for Jema Boutique Inc., 4944-B Malloy Plaza East
in Marianna. Owner Vivian Bradford invites the
public to stop by for the grand re-opening and a
light lunch. Call 526-5362 or 482-8060.
The 12th Annual Town of Greenwood
Christmas Open House is 1-5:30 p.m. in the
Greenwood, Town Hall, 4207 Bryan St.,
Greenwood. Holiday snacks will be served.
Better Breathers helping meet the chal-
lenges of chronic lung disease meets 2-3 p.m.
in the Hudnall Building Community Room, 4230
Hospital Drive, Marianna. Registered Respiratory
Therapist Linda Isley with Healthcare Solutions will
present "Don't Be Late for Important Dates -
Keeping Your Health Up to Date." Friends, care-
givers welcome. .No cost. Light refreshments
served.' Call 718-2849.
The Grand Ridge Christmas Parade and
Festival begins at 4 p.m. with the parade, which
runs from Town Hall to John Thomas Porter Park
on Florida Street, where the Christmas Festival will
be. Festival highlights include a hot dog and chili.
dinner, games and prizes for children and a visit
from Santa Claus. To participate in the parade, call
592-4621.
The NAACP's Jackson County branch presents
its 32nd annual Freedom Fund Banquet, 6:30 p.m.
in the Jackson County Agriculture Office Complex
on Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. Single tick-
ets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door). Tables
(eight seats) are $240. Call 569-1294 or 557-
0374.


three abandoned vehicles,
five suspicious vehicles, four
suspicious incidents, two
suspicious persons, one
information report, one
physical disturbance, three
verbal disturbances, one
hitchhiker/pedestrian com-
plaint, one drug offense, 10
medical calls, one burglar
alarm, two traffic stops, one
larceny, one criminal mis-
chief complaint, one papers
served, two civil disputes,
one noise disturbance, one
horse complaint, one sex
offense, one fraud, one prop-
erty or building check, two
child abuse reports, five pub-


Celebrate Recovery hosts adult and teen meet-
ings to "overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups in a
safe environment" at Evangel Worship Center,
2645 Pebble Hill Road. Dinner, 6 p.m. (free for
first-time guests); meeting, 7 p.m. Child care avail-
able. Call 209-7856, 573-1131.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), '8-9
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
Saturday, Dec. 11
AmVets Post 231 north of Fountain (east side
of US Highway 231, just south of CR167) hosts a
series of turkey shoot fundraisers, 1 p.m.
Saturday until Dec. 18. Cost: $2 a shot. Call 722-
0291.
The City of Cottondale Christmas Parade
begins at 4 p.m. The lighting of the Christmas tree
and the Christmas festival will follow. Call 352-
4361.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 4:30-
5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
Sunday, Dec.12
Chipola Show Choir presents. "A Jazzmatazz
Christmas" at 2 p.m. Tickets ($10 for adults; $5 for
children 18 and younger) available in the Fine Arts
Building lobby or from any show choir member.
Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the theater
box office 30 minutes prior to show time. Bring a
canned food item for donation to local food banks.
Call 718-2277; e-mail pricea@chipola.edu.
Monday, Dec. 13
The Marianna One Stop Center offers a free
workshop, "Successful Resume Skills," 3:15-4:15
p.m. at 4636 Highway 90 East, Rim Plaza, Suite E,
Marianna. Call 718-0326.
The Jackson County Health Department
Closing the Gap Cardiovascular Disease Program
presents a free yoga class, 5:30 p.m. at Integras
Therapy & Wellness Center, 4230 Lafayette St.,
Marianna. Call 482-6221.
The Cottondale City Commission convenes its
regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the
Commission room.
The Annual Riverside Elementary School
Christmas Program is 6 p.m. in the Marianna High
School Auditorium. Call 482-9611.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8-9
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
The Republican Club of Northwest Florida
meets at noon in Jim's Buffet and Grill, Marianna.
Call 718-5411.
The Optimist Club of Jackson County board
meets at noon in First Capital Bank, Marianna.
Christine Gilbert teaches free quilting, crochet-
ing or knitting classes, 1 p.m. at the Jackson
County Senior Citizens center, 2931 Optimist
Drive, Marianna. Call 482-5028.


lic service calls, one
port, and and
threat/harassment
plaint.


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JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY
The following persons
were booked into the county
jail during the latest report-
ing period:
Daren Walker, 45, 5217
Deer Lane, Marianna,
domestic violence-battery.
Terrence Spires, 22,
1965 Willow Bend Road,
Sneads, violation of state
probation.


Paul Baxter, 22, 2094A
Morgan Loop, Sneads, vio-
lation of state probation.
Caronell Palm, 40, 5507
Brown St., Graceville, viola-
tion of court order.
Tramon, Brown, 19,
2873 Washington St.,
Marianna, violation of con-
ditional release.

JAIL POPULATION:
189

To report a crime, call
CrimeStoppers at 526-5000.
To report a wildlife viola-
tion, call 1-888-404-FWCC
(3922).


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A student grinds cane to be used for syrup making Nov. 19 during this year's Baptist
College ofFlorida Holiday Heritage Festival. During the event, artisans displayed
their work and Heritage Village was filled with the traditional and contemporary
sounds of Christmas music from choirs, carolers, a brass ensemble and a gospel
quartet. Just over $1,000 in proceeds from food and crafts provided by faculty wives
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FCI Marianna steps up


The Disability Awareness (Selective Placement) Committee, chaired by senior officers
John Ham and Mary Ferguson; in conjunction with the Community Relations Board at
the Federal Correctional Institution Marianna, sponsored a donations drive for their offi-
cers who are currently serving overseas in the armed forces. The donations collected will
be shared with the 153rd National Guard Unit, in which their officers are a part. FCI
Marianna staff donated six large boxes of of items: entertainment (magazines, DVDs,
etc.), food (candy, nuts, cookies, etc.), and assorted instant beverages. The Community
Relations Board, chaired by local businessman Charlie Brown, donated money as well
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Troy history honor society


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SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDAN
Troy University's
History and Political
Science Department at
the Dothan, Ala. campus
recently initiated 10 stu-
dents into the Iota Mu
Chapter of Phi Alpha
Theta, the nationwide his-
tory honor society.
New undergraduate
and graduate students
welcomed to the society
during a ceremony on
Nov. 21 included Steven C.
Helms of Graceville, his-
tory education.
To be initiated into the
society, students must
have taken at least four
history classes, have a
GPA of 3.25 in those class-
es and have an overall
grade point average of
more than 3.1.
Founded in 1921 at the
University of Arkansas,
Phi Alpha Theta brings
together authors,
researchers, teachers and
students for intellectual
exchange and to promote
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4A Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Jackson County Floridan


EDITORIAL


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FLOOR


DAN


Publisher: Valeria Roberts


Managing Editor: Michael Becker


Our Opinion



The lesser


evil
Federal regulators have intervened in two
more banks in Jackson County. In each case,
the feds stepped in to ensure the banks beefed
up their capital and dealt with their dud loans.
They aren't being taken over and aren't in
immediate danger of collapse; but regulators
want to make sure it doesn't come to that.
These aren't the first banks in the county to
face this kind of treatment. In fact, in most of
the other cases, the feds' intervention has been
more severe.
People's First is no more it's now
Hancock Bank. Bank of Bonifay, the oldest
state chartered bank in Florida, was sold to
First Federal of Florida. Even Wachovia is
now owned by Wells Fargo. In every case,
federal regulators stepped in and forced the
sale.
Many were critical of the federal bank
bailout scheme; many still are. But as the list
of troubled institutions grows, even here in
Jackson County, we are left to wonder just
what the alternative was. Should they all have
been allowed to fail?
It is a fact of politics that sometimes deci-
sions must be made that are unpopular but
necessary. The bank bailout was, in retro-
spect, one such decision. We can, and should,
complain that taxpayers' money was used to
shore up bad decision-making by the banks.
But the pain that would have been'inflicted on
everyone even depositors and lenders here
in Jackson County would have been far
worse had there been no bailout.
And it's not over yet. While the private sec-
tor is showing signs of recovery, state and
local governments across the country are just
now beginning to feel the crunch, as lower
sales tax revenues, lower income tax revenues
and lower property values now work their
way through the system.
There will be no quick and easy fixes for
this one, as school districts and municipalities
find they must either cut their spending, raise
taxes, or both. Expect more unpopular but
necessary decisions, even here in Jackson
County.

CONTACT YOUR

REPRESENTATIVE

Florida Legislature

Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 7
Marti.Coley@myfloridahouse.gov
Capitol office
319 The Capitol
402 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 488-2873

Rep. Brad Drake, R-District 5
Brad.Drake@myfloridahouse.gov
Capitol office
313 House Office Building
402 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 488-4726

Sen. Bill Montford. D-District 6
Tallahassee Office
208 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1100
(850) 487-5004
montford.bill.web@ flsenate.gov

U.S. Congress

Rep. Allen Boyd, D-2nd District
Washington, D.C. office
1227 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5235


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GOP's

BY DONNA BRAZILE

In the midst of the 2008 presi-
dential campaign, President
George W. Bush invited Sen.
John McCain and then-Sen.
Barack Obama, separately, to the
White House to discuss the cata-
strophic crateringg" of the U.S.
economy. Because of this invita-
tion, McCain asked Obama to
postpone the, first presidential
candidates debate.
Obama declined: He explained
why a few days later at a town
hall meeting in Florida: "It is
going to be part of the president's
job to deal with more than one
thing at once."
The same may be said of
Congress, even a "lame duck"
one.
This week, President Obama
met with leaders from both the
Democratic and Republican
leadership. The White House
Bipartisan Conference was sup-
posed to be ... bi-partisan.
But Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-
Ky., and'Speaker-elect Rep. John
Boehner, R-Ohio, must have a
hearing problem. They entered
the meeting with a pre-deter-
mined agenda: not "bi-partisan,"
but "be-partisan."
On second thought, maybe it's
not a hearing problem because,
based on their actions,
Republicans hear the "be-parti-
san" mantra quite well:


an


"No" to jobs for Americans.
"No" to health care for
Americans.
"No" to successful gover-
nance.
* "No" to constructively solving
the country's problems.
"No" to ending welfare for the
wealthy.
It's not a hearing problem,
because the Republicans have
made it clear they intend to "be-
partisan" and nothing but -
regardless of the consequences to
the country. Rather, it's a "heed-
ing" problem. The Republicans
are so determined to make
Obama fail that they themselves
fail to heed the Constitution. (The
executive power shall be vested
in a president of the United
States.)
They also fail to heed the voice
of the voters.
The voters want compromise
and cooperation. The voters want
common ground. The voters
want solutions, not sound bites. If
the Republicans recognize this,
they don't seem to care. For
them, it seems, the solution is to
make Obama fail. How else can
we explain their refusal to coop-
erate with Obama, even when
they agree on the issues?
, It seems the Republicans want
one-party rule. Or one rule to
party: The Republicans are right
because they say so. And pity any
member of the press who doesn't


frame the issues according to the
Republican viewpoint -however
vague and ill-defined that view-
point is.
Here's a short list of
Republican 'No's from the lame-
duck Congress: No equal pay for
women; No' benefits for emer-
gency responders injured during
9/11; No to the Reagan-initiated
START treaty (ironic); No help
for unemployed Americans; No
end to welfare for the wealthy
(insisting the rich keep a discount
on their taxes the rest of us .can't
afford); No to dealing with the
deficit rather than just talking.
about it,
Republicans only quack about
a "lame duck" Congress when it
isn't theirs. It was a "lame duck"
Republican Congress that
impeached Bill Clinton and cre-
ated the Department of
Homeland Security.
I can appreciate President
Obama's efforts at compromise
and conversation, although
frankly, when you reach too far
across the aisle, you fall over.
Here's the Republican position
on the economy: cut spending
too fast, too soon; question the
independence of the Federal
Reserve Board; threaten a gov-
ernment shutdown; punish the
poor and reward the rich. Studies
show that maintaining unem-
ployment benefits promotes eco-
nomic growth and creates jobs,


Bipartisan? Well, a


BY MORTON KONDRACKE

Could it actually be that
President Baraok Obama and
congressional Republicans can
work together to get stuff done?
My bet is: temporarily, and on
a limited basis, because they
have to. But soon enough we'll
be back to partisan war as usual.
The good news is that, having
been clobbered in the last elec-
tion, Obama finally realizes he
can't ignore the Republicans as
he's done more or less systemat-
ically for the past two years.
The bad news is that
Republicans, having won the
House and hJaving strong
prospects for capturing the
Senate in 2012, will try to deny
Obama any significant accom-
plishments over the next two
years in hopes of defeating him
and controlling the whole gov-
ernment in 2013.
Obama had it right when he
said on Tuesday, after meeting
with leaders of both parties, that
"the American people did not
vote for gridlock. They didn't
vote for unyielding partisanship.
They're demanding cooperation
and they're demanding
progress."
That's an old Obama theme,
famously dating back to the
2004 Democratic National
Convention speech that
launched his national political
career. But does he know how to
walk his talk?
On two issues, at least,
Republicans and Democrats
absolutely have to come to terms


this month: the Bush-era tax cuts
and funding the government for
the rest of the fiscal year.
It's nothing less than legisla-
tive malfeasance that Congress
did not perform these basic
functions before the election.
Having failed to enact a budg-
et resolution this year for just the
fifth time since 1975, Congress
has not passed a single one of
the 12 appropriations bills to
fund (and set priorities for) fed-
eral departments.
It's likely that, during the
lame-duck session, Congress
will punt again, merely passing a
continuing resolution to keep the
government operating into next
year.
Meantime, the tax cuts are set
to expire Jan. 1 unless a new law
is passed, raising everyone's
taxes with the economy, at best,
staggering out of recession.
Obama and most Democrats
want to keep the cuts just for
families earning less than
$250,000. Republicans want to
make all of them permanent.
There's almost certain to be a
compromise of some sort. But it
could be merely a split-the-dif-
ference pact, or a creative one.
The best one I've seen, recom-
mended by Sens. Judd Gregg.
R-N.H., and Ron Wyden, D-
Ore., is to extend all the cuts for
two years -and then adopt
sweeping tax reform to elimi-
nate loopholes and lower corpo-
rate and individual rates, making
the tax code simpler, fairer and
more economically efficient.


As the co-chairmen of
Obama's debt commission
reported last month, the $1.1 tril-
lion a year in "tax earmarks"
written into the revenue code
,benefit the top 1 percent of tax-
payers at a rate double that of
any other income group.
Democrats had hoped to use
the waning days of their domi-
nance of the government to push
through noneconomic items on
their agenda, notably the
DREAM Act to benefit children
of illegal immigrants, permis-
sion for openly gay service
members in the military and the
new START agreement with
Russia.
They succeeded in passing a
food safety bill through the
Senate (though it may have to
come back for a technical fix),
but Senate Republicans served
notice Wednesday that they
would block consideration of
anything else until the funding
and tax issues are resolved.
That ought to focus
Democratic leaders' attention on
the appropriate priorities, but
what then? Is there hope for
DREAM, unemployment com-
pensation extension, START
and an end to "don't ask. don't
tell"?
There's reason to hope for
some of it if time does not run
out. Even though it's cruel and a
waste of human potential,
DREAM may be doomed
because Republicans hate the
idea of giving "amnesty" to any
illegal immigrants, even if they


while tax cuts for the rich (wel-
fare for the wealthy) constipates
the economy.
Continuing welfare for the
wealthy increases our debt; 98
percent of us will have to borrow
more than $700 billion so 2 per-
cent will have caviar and yachts.
But it's their money. Yes, it's
also money we taxpayers have
used to pay for roads, bridges and
other infrastructure needs of pri-
vate companies to build indus-
tries for the common good. We're
supposed to believe in shared
sacrifice. Right?
Obama is trying to do more
than one thing at a time. If we're
serious and I know I am in that
camp about containing long-
term deficits, why would anyone
propose adding an additional
$700 billion to America's debt in
order to give millionaires and bil-
lionaires another round of tax
cuts?
When it comes to the economy
-on the one hand, job creation,
infrastructure investment, safety-
net for the working and middle
class; on the other, more bloating
at one end, compacting more and
more wealth into smaller and
smaller segments of society -in
such a situation, Obama should
remember what Disraeli said
about a conservative government.
He should also remember what
Lincoln said about the test of
character.


little


were brought to the United
States as children.'
There may be a chance for an
alternative immigration bill that
would give legal status to about
1 million agricultural workers,
but prospects for that aren't
bright.
There's every reason to allow
openly gay service members,
now that a Pentagon study has
found that 70 percent of military
personnel say it would have no
effect on unit cohesion.
Secretary of Defense Robert
Gates asserted that allowing
orderly integration of gays was
"a matter of urgency," preferable
to a judicial order to implement
it precipitously.
And the prospects for START
have improved with the admin-
istration's move to yield to skep-
tics' concerns over U.S. missile
defenses and the reliability of
the nuclear stockpile.
Assuming Republicans and
Democrats can come to terms on
some issues during the lame
duck, what then on the coopera-
tion front?
lt's clear what the public
wants. A new Marist
College/McClatchy poll shows
that 72 percent of voters say that
"Republicans should compro-
mise with Democrats and
President Obama to get things
done."
That includes 94 percent of
Democrats, 71 percent of inde-
pendents, 49 percent of
Republicans and even 45 per-
cent of tea party supporters.


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Obama defends tax deal,



says he's kept promises


BY BEN FELLER
AP WHMR HOUSE
CORRI.SI'(M)DENT
WASHINGTON -
With fellow Democrats
balking, President Barack
Obama declared Tuesday
that a compromise with
Republicans on tax cuts
was necessary to help the
economy and protect
recession-weary
Americans. He passionate-
ly defended his record
against Democrats who
complain he's breaking
campaign promises.
"Take a tally. Look at
what I promised during the
campaign. There's not a
single thing that I haven't
done or tried to do," the
president said.
He staunchly defended
his decision to deal with
the GOP in order to extend
about-to-expire tax cuts for
all Americans.
"There are some who
would have preferred a
protracted political fight,"
the president said at a
White House news confer-
ence a day after the com-
promise was announced.
"And I understand the
desire for a fight. I'm sym-
pathetic to that."
Many Democrats in
Congress are unhappy.
about .the agreement
because it continues tax
breaks for the wealthiest
Americans. But Obama
said a long political battle
"would be a bad deal for
the economy. And it would
be a bad deal for the
American people."
He promised a renewed
fight during 201,2 when the
tax cuts would expire
again, making the point
that he still opposes the
Republican position that
high-income earners
should get the extension,
too. The agreement
includes individuals mak-
ing $200,000 or more a
year and families making
$250,000 or more.
Obama called "tax'cuts
for the wealthy" the
Republicans' "holy grail."
"It seems to be their eco-
nomic doctrine," Obama
added, previewing a likely
argument during his
expected re-election race
in 2012.
In the agreement, the
,president gave up a key
goal. But he said the deal
would stop taxes from ris-
ing for middle class
Americans, "which is what
I promised."
"It's a good deal for the
American people," Obama
said.
Obama cast his decision
to accede to the GOP posi-
tion on extending the tax
cuts in stark terms.
"It's tempting not to
negotiate with hostage tak-
ers unless the hostage
gets harmed. Then, people
will question the wisdom
of that strategy. In this
case, the hostage was the
American people, and I
was not willing to see them
get harmed."
He made a point to note


President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the White House
briefing room in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Photo/J. Scott
Applewhite


that he long has, opposed
- and still opposes -
keeping.
He said the American
people agree with his posi-
tion, but "I haven't per-
suaded the Republican
Party." Reflecting the
newly increased
Republican clout in
Congress, he said: ."I
haven't persuaded (Senate
Republican leader) Mitch
McConnell and I haven't
persuaded (House GOP
leader) John Boehner'."
Even though Democrats
will control both houses of
Congress until January,
Obama insisted the deaY
was necessary to ensure
enough Republican sup-
port in Congress to 'extend
unemployment benefits
that also are about to
expire, and he said a long,
bloody battle with the
GOP would be detrimental
to recession-weary
Americans.
"This isn't an abstract
debate. This is real money
for real people," he said.
"This package will help
strengthen the recovery.
That I'm confident about."
Obama called the news
conference in the face of
Democratic criticism of
the agreement, which still
needs House and Senate
approval.
It was part of a full-scale
defense, with the White


House arguing the deal
would pump billions into
the economy at a time it is
recovering from the worst
recession in eight decades
and unemployment stands
at 9.8 percent.
The plan calls for
extending tax cuts from the
Bush era that are due to
expire at year's end,
renewing jobless benefits
through the end of 2011
and granting a one-year cut
in Social Security taxes.
Several officials said the
package could add $900
billion or more to the fed-
eral deficit over two years.
Obama said. he expects
the unemployment rate to
go down' because of the
compromise, although he
would not predict by how
much.
He also said he believes
the jobless rate will recede
because the economy is
growing, even if business-
es haven't yet picked up
the pace of hiring enough
to send large numbers of
people back to work.
Obama spoke as Vice
President Joe Biden met 'at
the Capitol with Senate
Majority Leader Harry
Reid and then other
Democratic senators.
House Democrats were
holding their own closed-
door meeting later
Tuesday.
"It's something that's


not done yet," said Reid,
D-Nev. "We're going to
have to do some more
work," he said .after the
meeting with Biden and
members of the
Democratic rank-and-file.
Across the Capitol,
House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi issued a statement
that said merely, "We will
continue discussions with
the president and our cau-
cus in the days ahead."


Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, December 8, 2010 5A


Gov't: Taxpayers


make $12B on


Citigroup bailout


BY MARTIN CRLTSINGER
AP ECONOMICS WRITER
WASHINGTON (AP) -
After all is said and done,
taxpayers will make a $12
billion profit on the govern-
ment's $45 billion bailout of
Citigroup.
The Treasury Department
said late Monday that it had
struck a deal to sell its
remaining holdings in
Citigroup common stock,
about 2.4 billion shares.
With the proceeds of the
sale, priced at $4.35 a share,
the government will have
realized $57 billion on its
bailout package for the big
bank.
Citigroup received $45
billion in taxpayer support
late in 2008 in one of the
largest bailouts undertaken
by the government as it
struggled to contain the
worst financial crisis'to hit
the country since the 1930s.
The bailout of Citigroup
and other large banks was
begun under the Republican
administration of George W.
Bush but turned into a major
political liability for
President Barack Obama in
last month's congressional
elections.
The latest estimate from
the Congressional Budget
Office in late November was
that the $700 billion
Troubled Asset Relief
Program would end up cost-


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ing the government $25 bil-
lion, down from an August .
CBO estimate of $66 billion.
Of the $45 billion provid-
ed to Citigroup, $25 billion
was converted to a govern-
ment ownership stake that
the Treasury has been selling
off since, last spring. The
bank repaid the other $20
billion in December 2009.
The $57 billion total also
includes $20 billion from
Citigroup's December 2009
repayment of TARP money
and another $2.2 billion
from the sale of trust pre-
ferred securities held by the
government.
The actual earnings are
expected to climb with the
sale of an additional $800
million in trust preferred
securities held by the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corp. and
the sale of warrants Treasury
holds. The warrants give the
holder the right to buy
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Gamblers spending


BY WAYNE PARRY
ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -
The amount of time gam-
blers are spending in Atlantic
City casinos is falling, and
they're holding on more
tightly to their wallets while
they're there.
A new statistical study
shows the amount of time
gamblers spent inside casi-
nos in the nation's second-
largest gambling market is
down more than 22 percent,
and the amount of money
they spend there is down
almost 30 percent over the
last four years.
And the hit to the casinos'
bottom line is substantial:
gross operating profit per
hour is down 61 percent.
George Cosgrove, a 69-
year-old retiree from
Whiting, N.J., comes to
Atlantic City once a month
with his wife, visiting a dif-
ferent casino each time. One
day last week he was taking a
break on a Boardwalk bench
outside the Atlantic City
Hilton Casino Resort, which
hasn't paid its mortgage in
more than a year and a half
and which reported $4.7 mil-
lion in gross operating losses
in the third quarter compared
to gross operating profits of
$888,000 a year ago.
"It's easy to see for your-
self go in there, and
there's hardly anybody in
there," Cosgrove said,
motioning to the Hilton.
Cosgrove estimates he and
his wife are spending at least
30 percent less at the casinos
this year.
Michael Pollock, manag-
ing director of Spectrum
Gaming Group, which wrote
the study, said the numbers
show just how drastically the
Atlantic City market is
changing.
"It's shifting toward a visi-
tor base that is less gambling-
centric, which means they're
gambling less per: hour with
tighter wallets," he said.
"Recessions end, and when it
does, what Atlantic City
needs to do is diversify its


n AC casinos


In this April 1, 2009 photo, a player puts a dollar coin
in one of Resorts Atlanfic City's dollar-coin slot
machines in Atlantic City, N.J. The amount of time gam-
blers in the nation's second-largest casino market are
spending in Atlantic City casinos is falling, and they're
holding on more tightly to their wallets while they're
there. AP Photo/Curt Hudson, File


customer base."
The study examined third-
quarter figures from 2006 to
2010 in three areas: gross
gaming revenue per visitor
hour (the amount of money
casinos take in for every hour
a gambler is on their premis-
es); total visitor hours, and
gross operating profit per vis-
itor hour.
The time frame was cho-
sen to use late 2006 as a start-
ing point just before the first
slots parlors opened in the
Philadelphia suburbs, usher-
ing in a four-year revenue
plunge in Atlantic City that
continues unabated.
Gross gaming revenue fell
from $9.13 per hour in 2006
to $6.42 for the city's 11 casi-
nos.
Gross operating profit per
visitor hour went from $2.74
in 2006 to $1.05 in the third
quarter of this year -.a drop
of more than 61 percent.
Corresponding hourly fig-
ures were not available for
Las Vegas, the nation's
largest gambling market. But
it, too, has been struggling
with the recession and the


relentless expansion of casi-
nos and slots parlors into
local neighborhoods around
the country..
Las Vegas casinos are low-
ering room rates enough to
get people in the door, but
visitors are still being tight-
fisted.
Gambling revenue in Las
Vegas is up less than 1 per-
cent to $6.7 billion in Clark
County from January
through : September, even
though the area has seen 2.4
percent more visitors during
the first nine months of 2010
compared with the same time
last year.


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BY HARRY R. WEBER
ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOUSTON A tech-
nician responsible for
monitoring gas levels told
federal investigators
Tuesday he never consid-
ered using his authority to
stop work on the doomed
Gulf of Mexico oil rig
even though mud-moving
activities in the hours
before the blast made him
uncomfortable.
Joseph Keith, who
works for a unit of
Halliburton, told the joint
U.S. Coast Guard-Bureau
of Ocean Energy
Management, Regulation
and Enforcement panel
that the BP. wellsite leader
and mud engineers
onboard would have been
in a better position to
assess whether work
should have stopped.
"I just didn't think
about it at the time," Keith
said when asked why he
didn't pull the plug on the
job if he felt uncomfort-
able.
He said there was a lot
of mud being moved
around and other rig activ-
ities going on at the same
time after he came on
duty that evening.
Previous testimony indi-
cated workers had diffi-
culty monitoring key data
during a critical time in
the final hour before the
explosion because so
many activities were hap-
pening at once.
The panel now appears
to be honing in on that
issue, asking pointed
questions about why


work on the rig wasn't
halted.
The panel is nearing the
final stretch in its quest to
assign blame for the disas-
ter.
This is the panel's sixth
series of hearings, and at
least one more is expected
after this one before the
panel issues its report,
which is due by March 27.
The panel is still awaiting
the results of forensic test-
ing on a key piece of evi-
dence the blowout pre-
venter that failed to stop
the spill. Investigators are
analyzing it at a NASA
facility in New Orleans.
' On offshore drilling
rigs, it is common to give
all workers onboard, and
even other passengers who
may be laymen, the
authority to stop work if
they see an unsafe condi-
tion.
As a senior mud logger,
Keith's duties involved
using an assortment of
electronic instruments to
monitor the drill bit for
traces of oil or gas and
check for concentrations
of hydrocarbons in the
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levels are too high.
Hydrocarbons, a mixture
of hydrogen and carbon.
are found in crude oil.
Keith said that at some
point he felt a vibration in
a control panel, smelled
gas, then a short time later
heard a loud explosion. He
headed for a lifeboat.
The explosion aboard
the Deepwater Horizon on
April 20 killed 11 men
and led to more than 200
million gallons of oil
spewing from BP's under-
sea well, according to the
government's latest peer-
reviewed tally. Roughly
34 million gallons were
captured at the wellhead.
BP argues the govern-
ment's estimate of how
much oil was released is
overstated. The amount of
oil spilled is central to
how much BP and other
companies may be
ordered to pay in fines.
Besides issuing conclu-
sions on the cause of the
explosion, the panel also
was expected to make rec-
ommendations on how to
improve regulation, safety
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Farrell
Creamer

Farrell Creamer, 51, of
Cottondale passed away
Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, in
the Bay Medical Center,
Panama City.
Farrell was born April 11,
1959, in Panama City, to
the late Barney Creamer
and Edna (Barfield) Cream-
er. He had been a resident
here for the past eight
years, coming from Louisi-
ana, and was a self-
employed welder.
Survivors include his
mother, Edna Mae Cream-


er of Cottondale; one son,
Joshua Creamer of Alaba-
ma; one daughter, April
Creamer of Alabama; three
brothers, Barney Creamer
of Inverness, Donald
Creamer of Buena Vista,
and Georgia and Stanley
Creamer of Cottondale;
and two sisters, Cynthia
Hill of Ozark, Ala., and
Sheila Wright of Ozark.
The memorial service
will be 6 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 9, in the Sapp Com-
munity Holiness Church in
Cottondale, the Rev. Rob-
ert Simmons officiating.
Memorialization will be by
cremation. Brown Funeral
Home of Chipley is in
charge of the arrange-
ments. Friends and family
may sign the online regis-
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James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette St.
Marianna, FL 32446
482-2332
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Edward
Flowers

Edward Flowers of
Sneads died Tuesday, Dec.
7, 2010, at Bay Medical
Center in Panama City.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel of Marianna.


Riemann Family
Funeral Home
P.O. Box 2188
Gulfport, MS 39505
228-539-9800

Christopher
David Kern

Christopher David Kern,
26, formerly of Marianna,
passed away Saturday,
Nov. 20, 2010, in Gulfport,
Miss.
Christopher was preced-
ed in death by his grand-
mothers, Dorothy Barnes
and Sue Kern.
He is survived by his
wife, April Kern of Texas;
his beautiful daughter,
Laura Kern of La Casa,
Texas; his father, Keith
Barnes of Marianna; his


Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, December 8, 2010 7A


mother, Cheryl Kern of
Gulfport; his loving
siblings, Beth Barnes of
Baton Rouge, La., and
Brian Barnes of Marianna;
and his grandfathers, Har-
old Bames and Ed Kern,
both of Marianna.
Christopher was a loyal
and hard working father
and loving husband. He
was a humorous, fun-
loving man always with a
smile, and he will be great-
ly missed by his family and
friends.
Riemann Family Funeral
Home of Gulfport assisted
the family with arrange-
ments, and memories may
be shared at
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Habitat's Christmas



sale now under way


Shane Griggs hunts for some goodies at the Jackson
County Habitat for Humanity's Christmas warehouse
sale.- Mark Skinner/Floridan


SENTENCE
Continued From Page 1A
Wilson added that even
though the gun was not
loaded, Williams pointed it
at two people. Wilson
argued that Williams point-
ed the gun at a young teller
who was obeying
Williams' orders. He also
argued that if Williams
were driven by fear as he
claimed, he wouldn't have
used the gun on other peo-
ple.
"Somebody who's afraid
because they're getting a
gun pointed at them would-
n't then turn around and
point the gun at someone
else," Wilson said.
Wilson concluded saying
"(Williams') conduct in the
act itself and his criminal
history,in the state's mind
would compel a life sen-



GRADES
Continued From Page 1A
from a "C" in 2009 to a
"B".
Sneads High School
maintained its "C" grade,
as did Malone.
Malone principal Linda
Hall said her school
"worked hard, but we need
to work smarter."
Hall said working
smarter means paying more
attention to progress-moni-
toring data. The school is
looking for 100 percent
learning gains next year,
she said.
This is the first year for
Florida's expanded grading
system for high schools.
The state has added a num-
ber of criteria that schools
are graded on.
According to a press
release from Gov. Charlie
Crist, "Sen. Don Gaetz
designed the new grading


HERITAGE
Continued From Page 1A
year. The lunch includes
grilled chicken, collard
greens, rice, motherland
hash, and a dessert.
Beverages will also be
available for sale separate-
ly.
Sylvester's family
acquired the Renaissance
Park property several years
ago, and he said it proved
to be a perfect place for the
festival.
"There are a lot of well-
known local families with
longtime and continuing
ties to this area of the coun-
ty, and many of them are
participating with us in this
effort," he said. "The
Bowers, the Tanners, the
Barnes family, the Borders
family, the Williams fami-
ly, the Longs, the
Gammons family, these are
some of the most prevalent
in the area that I can think
of right off the top of my


tence."
Judge Wright stated that
in some respects the crime
was unsophisticated, but in
some ways it wasn't. He
cited the specificity of the
demand note Williams
used, which contained the
detailed amounts of bills
Williams wanted.
Wright also said that
although the weapon was
not loaded, it still put peo-
ple in danger.
"That's the reason we
have the. 10-20-life law.
Because folks with
firearms should be pun-
ished more for their crimes
than folks that commit
crimes without firearms,"
Wright said.
Wright sentenced
Williams to life for the first
count of robbery with a
firearm, and 15 years for
the second count of aggra-
vated assault on a law


system to provide a more
complete picture of stu-
dents' high school experi-
ences, while rewarding
schools for an increased
emphasis on preparing stu-
dents for success in college
or career."
The new criteria include
the school's graduation
rate; student performance
and participation in
Advanced Placement,

Baccalaureate, Dual
Enrollment, Advanced
International Certificate of
Education and industry cer-
tification classes; postsec-
ondary readiness of stu-
dents as measured by the
SAT, ACT or College
Placement Test; the high
school graduation rate of
at-risk students; and growth
or decline in these data
components from year to
year.
Under the expansion,
most schools were graded


head.
"Will Barnes is with the
Buffalo Soldiers giving
horseback rides, Jimmy
Barnes is doing some of the
black pot cooking, Dale
Gammons is helping cook
cracklin', Leo Tanner will
be back showing the pork
processing again, and there
are some others of the orig-
inal families from out in the
community of the park who
will be there," Sylvester
continued.
He said many of the
demonstrators are in the
70s or 80s, and they're try-
ing to teach a new genera-
tion the old ways so those
survival skills can live on.
He said he was saddened
by the passing of Idus
Hartsfield last year. Too
sick to participate in the
winter festival of 2009,
Hartsfield had been a stal-
wart of the event for years.
Sylvester hopes that young
people learned enough
from Hartsfield in his life-
time to pass along the


STAFF REPORT

The Habitat for
Humanity Christmas
Warehouse Sale is under
way this week, with trees,
vintage holiday ornaments
and other decorations on
sale. Normally open only
on Wednesday, the ware-
"house is open every day
this week through Friday,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

enforcement officer. The
sentences are to be served
consecutively
There was a third count
for felon in possession of a
firearm.
The state decided not to
prosecute that charge in
interest of judicial efficien-
cy.
The charge would have
had to be tried by itself, and
would have been a judicial
waste of time because
Williams was already sen-
tenced to life, Wilson said.
There are three other
defendants in the incident.
Two Christopher Danielle
Williams and Edric
Brandon Smith pleaded
and are serving sentences.
Another defendant,
Maurice O'Hara Wilson,
pleaded guilty but was
allowed to withdraw the
plea. That case is pending,
Wilson said.


50 percent on student per-
formance on the FCAT, and
50 percent on the new crite-
ria.
Some schools, like
Malone and Cottondale
high schools, didn't have
sufficient data for the new
components. These schools
were graded solely on
FCAT scores, according to
Williams.
Graceville High School
was graded 70 percent' on
FCAT scores, and 30 per-
cent on the other compo-
nents because the school
includes the eighth grade.
The state came up with
these criteria for different
schools so certain schools
wouldn't be penalized,
Williams said.
Graceville,, Cottondale
and Marianna high school
will receive school recogni-
tion money based on their
grades. The schools will
get $75 per student enrolled
last year.


things he knew and taught
them.
"These turn-of-the-cen-
tury cultural activities
allowed families to actually
provide food for the winter,
and it's so important to pre-
serve these cultural tech-
niques," Sylvester said. "If
our children don't learn
them, they're going to pass
into vague memory and
finally be forgotten alto-
gether. We don't want to
see that happen. These
were very relevant skills,
and were still in common
use up until the early
1970s."
Sylvester said he owes a
debt of gratitude to the vol-
unteers who demonstrate
and to the others who help.
The event is supported
financially in part by the
Jackson County Tourist
Development Council, and
the new North Florida Co-
op, a vegetable growers
group, provides some of
the produce used at the
event.


The Habitat Thrift Store
has been squirreling away
donated ornaments all year
in preparation for the sale.
The warehouse is located
on State Road 73 South,
across from McCoy's con-
venience store in
Marianna.
Habitat's Brenda Mercer
started the Christmas
Warehouse Sale tradition
last year, and is in charge


again in 2010. There are
many unique items,
including several things
manufactured in the 1970s
or earlier. Mercer spear-
headed the annual sale and
is devoted to its success.
"If you need Christmas,
she can help," said Habitat
representative Julie Fuqua.
Proceeds are used for
Habitat projects in Jackson
County.


Officials: Fla. high


schools improve


annual grades


MIAMI (AP) A
majority of Florida's high
schools got an A or B
under a new school grad-
ing system that takes into
account graduation rates
and performance in
Advanced Placement
classes.
Out of 470 high schools
that were graded, 30 per-
cent got an A and 41 per-
cent a B. Another 15 per-
cent received a C, while
12 percent were given a D
and 11 percent an F.
The grades represent a
sharp increase in the
number of A and B level
schools in the 2009-2010
school year compared to a
year before.
Florida Gov. Charlie
Crist said the grades are a
sign that school reform
efforts are moving in the
right direction. Education
Commissioner Eric Smith
said the scores are evi-
dence that schools have
"stepped up their efforts


to offer demanding
coursework' for their, stu-
dents and graduate more
of them prepared for col-
lege or a career."
"Under the new high
school grading formula,
Florida has raised the bar
of what our students are
expected to achieve, and
our schools have proven
they can and will surpass
those expectations,"
Smith said.
According to state fig-
ures released last month,
Florida's high school
graduation rate rose to 79
percent in 2010, a 2.5 per-
cent increase over the pre-
vious year, driven largely
by improvements among
black and Hispanic stu-
dents. In a conference call
with reporters, Smith also
pointed to rising levels in
both participation and
passing of Advanced
Placement exams as signs
the state's education pic-
ture is improving.


OBITUARIES


Florida's 2011-12 budget


outlook getting gloomier


TALLAHASSEE (AP)
- A legislative economist
told, the Senate Budget
Committee on -Tuesday
that she expects a predict-
ed $2.5 billion budget gap
to widen because the
state's economic recovery
has been slower than fore-
cast.
The panel's chairman,
meanwhile, hinted that
Gov.-elect Rick Scott's
campaign promises- for
deep spending and tax cuts
may iun into trouble in the
Legislature.
State economists in
September estimated the
$2.5 billion difference
between anticipated rev-
enues and expenses rang-
ing from high priority to
critical for the 2011-12
budget year that begins
July 1.
Amy Baker, coordinator
of the Legislature's Office
of Economic and
Demographic Research,
told the committee that all
the numbers haven't yet
been crunched, but it looks
like general revenue will
be lower and costs higher
than in the prior forecast.
"It sounds like it's all
bad, but the truth of the
matter is we are starting to
show improvement" in the
economy, Baker said. "It's
just not as strong as we'd
hoped it would be at this
point."


Committee Chairman
JD Alexander, R-Lake
Wales, said it's too early to
tell whether lawmakers
will be able to cut spend-
ing by $4 billion or reduce
property and corporate
income taxes as Scott, also
a Republican, proposed
during his campaign.
"Now we are in the gov-
erning mode," Alexander
said. "I would hope that all
of us take a deep breath
and move away from cam-
paign rhetoric and start
focusing on how do we
make the best decisions
possible to move our state
forward."
Baker's bad news
includes up to $400 mil-
lion more in state
Medicaid expenses and
$150 million less in school
property tax collections
due to a 1.2 percent drop
in real estate values than
previously predicted for
2011-12.
The state now also
expects to collect $30 mil-
lion less from utility gross
receipt taxes earmarked
for education construction
and maintenance projects.
Gasoline and other trans-
portation taxes also are
expected to drop, which
would cut funding for road
building and maintenance.
Economists will meet
Dec. 14 to update their
forecast of general rev-


enue, mainly sales tax, but
collections are running
$136 million below esti-
mate for the current budg-
et year. Baker said it looks
like they'll be off another
$100 million for
November when those col-
lections are calculated in a
couple weeks.
The current general rev-
enue estimate for the next
budget year is $24.7 bil-
lion, which would be a 7.4
percent increase, but that
that number probably will
drop in the .update that
Scott will use to make his
budget recommendations
to the Legislature early
next year.
Other drags on the
budgetary outlook include
flat lottery receipts and a
drop in slot machine gam-
bling. Motor vehicle fee
collections also are pro-
jected to drop.
Alexander said his main
focus will on reducing
Medicaid expenses, also a
key plank of Scott's plat-
form. More than half of
those funds come from the
federal government, but
the state's portion still eats
up nearly half of Florida's
6 percent sales tax,
Alexander said.
"I may have to go there,
but I'm trying to do it by
controlling costs in other
programs." Alexander
said.


Teenager


abducted


from


school

14-year-old girl
later found in
Texas
STAFF REPORT

A 14-year-old girl was
reported missing Tuesday
after she didn't come home
from school Monday.
About 10 a.m. Tuesday,
the Jackson County
Sheriff's ,'
Office was
notified
about a miss-
ing and pos-
sibly abduct- -'-~-. ,
ed 14-year -N,.
old, accord-
ing to a David
release from Escamilla
the sheriff's Cruz
office.
The girl's mother, Maria
Acosta, contacted school
personnel and the school
resource officer inquiring
about her daughter's where-
abouts, according to the
release.
Acosta told deputies her
daughter, Estella
Hernandez, left home on
the school bus Monday
morning to go to school.
Acosta also said Acosta's
boyfriend, David Escamilla
Cruz, left home at the same
time, Monday morning for
work. The -boyfriend and
daughter didn't return home
Monday night, according to
the release.
Acosta didn't report her
daughter missing until
Tuesday morning.
School personnel had
observed Cruz near the
school bus drop off area
Monday morning. Cruz
then reportedly went into
the school office to check
the girl out of school.
Nothing was, suspicious at
that time because Cruz was
on the list of persons
authorized to pick up the
girl,, according to the
release.
Cruz was last seen driv-
ing a 1991 black Nissan
Sentra. During the investi-
gation, information was
obtained that Cruz was pos-
sibly headed to Mexico.
A warrant was obtained
for Cruz on a charge of
interference with custody, a
third degree felony. A state
and national alert was sent
out.
At approximately 3:30
p.m., the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office was con-
tacted by the Refugio
County Sheriff's Office in
Texas, advising that Cruz
was in custody and the
missing girl was "fine,"
according to the release








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Pearl Harbor



survivors gather


BY AUDREY McAVOY
ASSOCIATED PRESS

PEARL HARBOR,
Hawaii Aging Pearl
Harbor survivors on
Tuesday heard reassurances
their sacrifice would be
remembered and passed on
to future generations as
they gathered to mark the
69th anniversary of the
attack.
"Long after the last veter-
an of the war in the Pacific
is gone, we will still be here
telling their story and hon-
oring their dedication and
sacrifice," National Park
Service Director Jonathan
Jarvis told about 120 sur-
vivors who traveled to
Hawaii from around the
country for the event.
Merl Resler, 88, of
Newcastle, Calif., was
among those who returned.
He remembered firing shots
at Japanese planes from the
USS Maryland and stand-
ing in the blood of a ship-
mate hit by shrapnel during
the attack.
"My teeth was chattering
like I was freezing to death,'
and it was 84 degrees tem-
perature. It was awful
frightful," said Resler.
On Tuesday, fighter jets
from the Montana Air
National Guard flew above
Pearl Harbor in missing
man formation to honor
those. killed in the attack,
which sunk the USS
Arizona and with it, nearly
1,000 sailors and Marines.
In all, about 2,400 service
members died.
Sailors lined the deck of
the USS Chafee and saluted
as the guided missile
destroyer passed between
the sunken hull of the USS
Arizona and the grassy
landing where the remem-
brance ceremony was held.
After the ceremony, the
survivors, some in wheel-
chairs, passed through a
"Walk of Honor" lined by
saluting sailors, Marines,
airmen and soldiers to enter
a new $56 million visitor


Pearl Harbor survivor John Hughes, left, and Lance Cpl.
Zackary Morphew attend the 69th anniversary ceremo-
ny marking the attack on Pearl Harbor, Tuesday, Dec. 7,
2010, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. AP Photo/Marco
Garcia


center that was dedicated at
the ceremony.
"This facility is the ful'-
fillment of a promise that
we will honor the past,"
Jarvis said.
U.S. Pacific Fleet com-
mander Adm. Patrick
Walsh said the new center,
which has twice the exhibi-
tion space as the old one,
would tell the story of those
who fought and won the
peace.
"This museum gives a
view into their lives, a win-
dow into the enormity of
their task, an appreciation
of the heaviness of their
burden, the strength of their
resolve," Walsh said.
Assistant Secretary of the
Interior Thomas Stickland
said the events of Dec. 7,
1941, were so traumatic
and marked by heroism that
they had become ingrained
in the nation's conscious-
ness.
"That day i now funda-
mental to who we are as a
people. Its stories must be
preserved. They must be
honored and they must be
shared," Strickland said.


USS Pennsylvania sailor
DeWayne Chartier was on
his way to church that day
but never .made it: "I got
interrupted someplace
along the line," the 93-year-
old recounted.
He returned to Pearl
Harbor from Walnut Creek,
Calif., to mark the anniver-
sary and seethe dedication
of the new center.
"It i my duty. It is not
just a sit," Chartier said.
"I felt I'ould be part of it."


AP newsbreak: 1st chewing


tobacco settlement reached


BY JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
AssocLATmD PREss

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -
The maker of Skoal and
Copenhagen smokeless
tobacco has agreed to pay $5
million to the family of a
man who died of mouth can-
cer in what is believed to be
the first wrongful-death set-
tlement from chewing
tobacco.
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco
Co. will pay the award to the
family of Bobby Hill of
Canton, N.C., who began
chewing tobacco at 13. He
died in 2003 at 42.
Attorney Antonio Ponvert
Mn, who represented Hill's
relatives, told The
Associated Press about the
agreement Tuesday. The
company later confirmed
the settlement in a regulato-
ry filing.
"This company manufac-
tures and sells a dangerous
and defective product that it
knows causes addiction, dis-
ease and death in consumers
who use it as intended,"
Ponvert said.
Steven Callahan, a
spokesman for Altria, which
acquired U.S. Smokeless
Tobacco last year, said the
company does not make
any health claims about its
products, and it supports
programs and laws to
reduce underage tobacco
use.
Mark Gottlieb, director of
the Tobacco Products
Liability Project at


Northeastern University in
Boston. said he believes it's
the first case of its kind and
predicted more lawsuits
involving smokeless tobac-
co.
"I think this is sort of a
wake-up call to the plain-
tiff's bar that there are a lot
of victims of smokeless
tobacco use out there, and
it's possible these cases can
be successful," Gottlieb
said.
Smokeless tobacco com-
panies managed to fend off
previous lawsuits. In the
past, lawyers focused more
on cigarette makers because
of stronger evidence to back
up their claims, even though
smokeless tobacco is harm-
ful as well, Gottlieb said.
"So this is an unusual
instance and runs counter to
what had been the sort of the
playbook for tobacco litiga-
tion," Gottlieb said. The set-
tlement shows that "perhaps
there is a new strategy afoot
in terms of dealing with
some of these types of
cases."
But, Gottlieb added,
Altria may have simply
wanted to resolve legal
issues remaining from its
acquisition and concluded it


was cheaper to settle than
risk a larger award at trial.
Ponvert said his case was
bolstered by previously
undisclosed letters from the
1980s that the company sent
to minors thanking them for
their business and sending
them free samples. The
company even sent a can
opener to one child to help
open the chewing tobacco.
he said.
"It was just this unbeliev-
able trail of incredibly
damning documents,"
Ponvert said.
Hill's case also was strong
because he was a longtime
user of chewing tobacco
who did not drink or smoke
cigarettes, factors tobacco
companies point to as caus-
ing the cancer, Ponvert said.
Hill's wife, Kelly, filed the
lawsuit in 2005 after her
husband died of cancer of
the tongue, Ponvert said.
Through her attorney,
Hill's wife declined to com-
ment.
Hill had multiple surger-
ies to remove his tongue,
Ponvert said. Mouth cancer
victims typically lose parts
of their mouth, either
through surgery or because
the tissue wastes away.


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A MEDIA GENERAL NEWSPAPER


Inside
Rex Ryanannd Jets reflect on
embarrassing loss to New England




-3B


Cottondale's
Jakia Grimsley
shoots through a
gap against
Holmes County
Monday.- Mark
Skinner/Floridan


WEDNESDAY


Cottondale beats Holmes


BY SHELIA MADER
FLORIDAN CORRESPONDENT
The Cottondale Lady
Hornets improved their
record to 5-3 Monday
evening with a 71-66 win
over the visiting Lady Blue
Devils from Holmes
County.
The game was back and
forth until late in the fourth
quarter, when the Lady
Hornets pulled away by
five. The two teams played


to a 14-14 tie after one peri-
od of play, with Holmes
County taking a five-point
lead into the locker room at
the half, 37-32.
Both teams picked up
their game up a step follow-
ing the half time break,
with Cottondale posting 18
third-quarter points. The
defense held Holmes
County to 12, giving the
Lady Hornets a one-point
advantage going into the
final quarter.


Shay Wright posted a
double-double for the Lady
Hornets with 19 points. 13
rebounds, four steals and
five assists. Points leaders
were Jakia Grimsley and
Khadejah Ward, both with
24 points. Ward added
seven rebounds, two assists
and three steals, while
Grimsley had three
rebounds, three assists and
one steal.
Coach Shanitha Pittman
was pleased with her team's


outcome following the
game.
"It was a great team
effort, we stepped it up and
made some good plays,"
she said. "We played our
style of basketball. We lost
to them in our first game, so
it was a great redemption to
come back and win it at
* home."
Thursday's game for the
Lady Hornets has been
postponed until Friday,
with tip off at 1 p.m.


MHS


takes


mat at


Arnold


Bulldogs split a
pair of dual
meets against
Arnold High,
finish fourth
BY DUSTIN KENT
FLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR

The Marianna Bulldogs
wrestling team went 5-5 in
a pair of dual meets at
Arnold High School over
the weekend.
The Bulldogs competed
in the first dual meet on
Friday, with Saturday's
scheduled individual meet
changed to another dual
competition.

"We beat teams
were supposed to
beat. "
-Ron Thoreson,
Marianna head coach

Marianna went 2-3 on
Friday, beating Leon and
Bay, while losing to
Bozeman, Gulf Breeze,
and Arnold.
On Saturday, Marianna
went 3-2, beating
Choctawhatchee, Godby
and Bay, and losing to
Arnold and Gulf Breeze
yet again.
The 'Dawgs finished
fourth out of eight teams
on Friday, and fourth out
6f 15 teams on Saturday
It was a solid effort by
the young Bulldogs,
according to coach Ron
Thoreson.
"We beat the teams we
were supposed to beat,
and lost to the teams we
were supposed to lose to,"
he said. "Doing 10 match-
es in two days was asking
a lot of our kids. But I
thought they did a great
job considering where
we're at. We have some
young freshmen and a lot
'of inexperience, and we
wrestled against some big-
ger and tougher schools."
Devin Combs and TJ
Griffin each got their first
victories for the Bulldogs,
who will next go to
Bozeman for a tourna-
ment on Dec. 14, and then
to Gulf Breeze for another
tourney on Dec. 18.
"The kids wrestled
tough," Thoreson said.
"Gulf Breeze is an estab-
lished program, and we
did wrestled well against
them. The score may not
look like it, but they did
well.
"I think we made
progress. Choctaw is like
us, a young team, and we
beat them pretty well. We
beat them 60-24, so that
tells me that the kids are
getting better."


On


the


up-and -up



IMHS prevails


' over Graceville


, ,






Graceville's Jacky Miles goes up for a shot against Marianna's Skylar Gause
Monday.- Mark Sidnner/Flordan


Miami looking forward


to Notre Dame matchup


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CORAL GABLES -
Despite a disappointing
season ending with the
firing of coach Randy
Shannon, the Miami
Hurricanes have the
opportunity .to end on a
positive note with a win
over longtime rival Notre
Dame in the Sun Bowl.
The two heated rivals
will meet for the first time
since 1990.
"Catholics, convicts,
we are familiar with that,"
senior cornerback Ryan
Hill said Monday. "I'm
sure in the next 20 days
we are going to be
reminded heavily through
the media. We are excited
about it."
Following a 7-5 record
in the regular season.
Shannon was fired Nov.
27. He went 28-22 in four
years at his alma mater.
Shannon's predecessor
has not been determined
yet. Athletic director
Kirby Hocutt is in New
York for the National
Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame


awards dinner, and he is
expected to meet with
potential candidates while
there.
Offensive line coach
Jeff Stoutland was
appointed interim coach,
with the remaining assis-
tants staying on the staff
for the Dec. 31 bowl
game.
"I don't know what else
you could ask for. A.
Miami-Notre Dame
matchup is pretty neat,"
Stoutland said. "A lot of
history there between the
two schools."
Notre Dame leads the
series 15-7-1.
"It's not a BCS champi-
onship, but when you put
Miami and Notre Dame
together, we're not going
there to lose, point blank,
period," Hill said.
The Hurricanes will
begin practices in Coral
Gables on Dec. 11. They
will fly to El Paso. Texas
on Dec. 26 for their first
appearance in the Sun
Bowl.
"It's going to be real
different up there," senior
left tackle Orlando


Franklin said. "I heard we
might have to put on
some sombreros and big
cowboy boots so I'm all
for it."
Stoutland will have a
big decision ahead of him
in terms as to who will
start at quarterback.
Junior Jacory Harris start-
ed 23 straight games
before suffering a concus-
sion on Oct. 30 in a loss
to Virginia. Freshman
Stephen Morris stepped
in and has started the last
four games guiding the
Hurricanes a 2-2 mark.
Harris relieved the inef-
fective Morris in the last
game in a loss to South
Florida ending Shannon's
tenure.
"Forget about the quar-
terback, how about the
starting right guard or the
left tackle," Stoutland
said. "To me it's open
season. That's what's
great about this opportu-
nity. You have a chance to
go out and compete. The
window is open."
Notre Dame is led by

See MIAMI, Page 2B >p


BY SHELIA MADER
FLORIDAN CORRESPONDENT
The Marianna High
School Bulldogs basket-
ball team traveled to
Graceville Monday hop-
ing to snap their two road
losses. They did exactly
that, with a 71-58 win
over the Graceville
Tigers.
The Dogs improved
their record to 3-2. The
Tigers evened theirs at 2-
2 and 2-0 in district play.
The first quarter was all
Marianna, as they domi-
nated the Tigers 23-7.
Graceville battled back in
the second period to
reduce it a 12-point
deficit at the half, 37-25
Marianna.
Following the intermis-
sion, both teams were
evenly matched offensive-
ly in the third quarter,
posting 18 points each. In
the final period, Marianna
had a one-point edge, and
walked away with the
win.
Byron Lassiter led the
Tigers in scoring with 13
points, followed by Jackie
Miles with nine points.
Marianna was led by
Kendall Leeks with 22
points, followed by Tre
Jackson with 20 points.
Also in double digits was
Kruize Pinkens with 15
points.
Following the game,
Graceville coach Thomas
Register was full of praise
for his team.
"You know, we came
out sluggish in the first
quarter and gave them a
huge lead, but we came


"The boys played
good, made good
shots, coming off
two losses, you
don't ever know,
but we shot the
ball well and
were able to pull
out a win"
-Travis Blanton,
Marianna Head coach

back and were with them
the other three quarters.
We got within a few and
then they pulled away," he
said. "Give them credit,
they made their shots in
the first quarter and we
didn't. But this is huge.
Last year's team folded
when Marianna did this to
us but this year's team,
never gave up, they
fought hard and stayed in
the game."
Marianna's coach
Travis Blanton was glad
to get a win.
"It was good," he said.
"The boys played good,
made good shots, coming
off two losses, you don't
ever know, but we shot
the ball well and were
able to pull off a win."
Marianna will host
Walton Friday night,
while Graceville was
scheduled to host Sneads
Tuesday night. Results of
the Graceville-Sneads
game were not available
at press time.


Sneads'
Yonna Bell
leans back
to get some
passing
room durt
ing a game
against
Graceville
Tuesday.-
Mark
Skinner
/Floridan


Lady Pirates fall to

Maclay in blowout


BY SHELIA MADER
FLORIDAN CORRESPONDENT
The Sneads Lady Pirates
basketball team fell to 1-6
on the season Monday
evening, with a lopsided 74-
31 loss to Maclay High
School.
The Lady Pirates contin-
ue with their rebuilding
year. returning only three
players with court experi-
ence.
Maclay jumped out to a
22-13 first quarter lead and
never let up. They piled it on
in the second period of play,
putting up 23 points. Sneads
managed only 10 second


quarter points, giving them
a 45-23 deficit at the half.
Sneads' struggles contin-
ued in the third quarter,
offensively and defensively,
as they garnished six points
while allowing 18 Maclay
points. With a limited
bench, the fourth quarter
proved equally frustrating.
Sneads was led in scoring
by Latilya Baker with 12
points. Baker was the only
Lady Pirate in double digits.
The Lady Pirates have lit-
tle time to regroup, as they
were scheduled to travel to
Graceville Tuesday after-
noon to take on the Lady
Tigers.


SPORTS


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2B Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Jackson County Floridan


SPORTS


www.JCFLORIDAN.com


BY SHELIA MADER
FlI ()iv RI \ CilIRiM ''' i '. \T

Marianna city league
junior tackle football
continued despite the
freezing cold Monday
night at Optimist Park.
The undefeated Vikings
kept their record in tact
with a 30-14 win over the
Cowboys. while the
Dolphins picked up their
first win of the season
with a 18-12 victory over
the Saints.
The Vikings took the
field with their perfect
season on the line. They
drew first blood with a
seven-yard touchdown
run by Shamari Pittman.
Pittman added the two-


point conversion to put
the Vikings up 8-0. The
Vikings scored again on a
40-yard run by Tyler
White. The conversion
failed. but the Vikings
held a 14-0 lead.
Shortly before the half,
the Cowboys erased the
goose egg on the board
with a 60-yard touch-
down run by Alex
Edwards to make it a 14-
6 Vikings half time lead.
The Vikings scored
early in the second half
on a 10-yard run by
Carlos Diaz, who then
added the two-point con-
version, making it a 22-6
game. Not done yet, the
Vikings added their final
* score on a 35-yard punt


return by Tyler White.
with Kelton Gilbert
adding the two-point
conversion. The
Cowboys final score
came on a 30-yard run by
Kevon Saffold. with Alex
Edwards adding the two
points.
In the second game of
the evening, the Dolphins
picked up their first win
of the season at the
expense of the Saints The
Dolphins wasted little
time putting points on the
board.
A 40-yard touchdown
run by Eric Watford
made it a 6-0 game The
Saints answered back
with a 56-yard pass from
Gage Parker to Fred


Ward to knot the game at
6. That score held until
the half.
In the second half. the
Saints went on top with a
20-yard run by Werlean
Pollock. Not to be out-
done. the Dolphins tied
the game at 12 on a 50-
yard rushing touchdown
by Aaron Williams. With
time running out. the
Dolphins capitalized on a
35-yard interception
return for the final score
of the game.
Games continue at
Optimist Park Thursday
night with the Dolphins
taking on the Vikings at
5:30 p.m., followed by
the Cowboys .and the
Saints at 6:30 p.m.


Boise St. president blasts BCS


BOISE, Idaho Boise State
President Bob Kustra is taking
another swing at the Bowl
Championship .Series, this time
condemning the system that deter-
mines the national championship
and other postseason games for
being allowed to operate under a
shroud of secrecy.
Kustra dashed off an e-mail to
fellow university presidents and
conference commissioners
Tuesday, one day after analysts
discovered an error in the final
BCS rankings.
The glitch caused BCS officials
to revise the computer rankings,
moving Boise State up one spot to
No. 10 and dropping LSU to No.
11.
The adjustment didn't have any
impact on the Broncos' postseason
date in the MAACO Bowl in Las
Vegas with No. 20 Utah. But it
gave Kustra, a votal and persistent
BCS critic, an opportunity to blast
officials from the BCS and the
NCAA for the system's lack of
public accountability..
"How many times have we heard
calls for transparency on our cam-
puses and how many times* have
we shared our governance and
communicated with our faculties
and other constituencies in trans-
parent fashion," Kustra wrote in an


Boise State University president
Bob Kustra addresses members of
the media during a news confer-
ence in Boise, Idaho.-AP Photo
e-mail obtained by The Associated
Press. "Yet, in intercollegiate-ath-
letics, with the NCAA standing
silently on the sidelines, we allow
the BCS to work its magic with no
idea of how accurate its rankings
are on a week to week basis."
The discrepancy was discovered
by Jerry Palm, who runs the web-
sites www.collegebcs.com and


www.collegerpi.com, in the Colley
Matrix computer ratings, one of
six used by the BCS.
Wesley Colley said Palm, who
verifies the Colley Matrix ratings,
noticed the results of an FCS
playoff game involving
Appalachian State and Western
Illinois had not been included in
the data base used to generate the
ratings.
BCS executive director Bill
Hancock said in a statement that
he was "deeply 'disturbed" when
he learned of the mistake.
"This error should not have hap-
pened and is unacceptable.. The
final standings have been correct-
ed. Fortunately, it had no effect on
any team's eligibility for the BCS
games. But the simple fact that it
could have means this issue will
be near the top of the agenda for
the conference commissioners'
annual review next spring,"
Hancock said.
Kustra wbuld prefer to see more
significant changes in college
football's method for ranking
teams and declaring a national
champion, and the recent BCS
mistake rekindled aggravation
with a system he complains treats
schools from smaller conferences
like second-class citizens.


BRIEFS


Vikings still without loss


High School Boys
Basketball
Thursday- Bozeman at
Cottondale. 7:30 p.m.;
Sneads at West Gadsden. 5
p.m.. and 6:30 p.m.:
Munroe at Malone. 6:30
p.m.
Friday- Cottondale at
Graceville, 6 p.m., and
7:30 p.m.; Walton at
Marianna, 5:30 p.m., and 7
p.m.; Vernon at Sneads, 6
p.m., and 7:30 p.m.;
Aucilla at Malone, 3 p.m.,
and 6 p.m.
Saturday- Malone at
FAMU, 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.

High School Girls
Basketball
Thursday- Bozeman at
Cottondale, 6 p.m.; Munroe
at Malone, 5 p.m.;
Graceville at Blountstown,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Friday- Aucilla at
Malone, 4:30 p.m.; Vernon
at Sneads, 4:30 p.m.;
Graceville at Enterprise, 6
p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday- Malone at
FAMU, 1:30 p.m.

Middle School
Basketball
Thursday- Chipley at
Marianna, 4 p.m., and 5
p.m.



Miami
Continued From Page 1B

standout receiver Michael
Floyd.
"It's 'operation number
three' for us in the second-
ary," Hill said. "We look
forward to that because we
feel we are the best sec-
ondary in the country and
we feel that we can take on
whoever, whenever, and
however you want to get
it."
Miami has lost three of
its last four bowl games,
including both games
under Shannon.
"I'm hoping and praying
that you're going to see a
team full of energy and
fired up to play this
game," Stoutland said.


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Chipola Basketball
The Chipola Indians will
travel to Gainesville next
weekend for the Florida
Shootout.
Chipola will play Polk on
Saturday at 12 p.m. and St.
Petersburg at 6 p.m. on
Sunday.

Chipola Kids' Clinic
Chipola will host a kids'
basketball clinic on Dec. 12
at the Milton H. Johnson
Health Center.
There will be two ses-
sions: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.', with cost
$15.
For more information,
contact Candice Gift at
718-2423.

Chattahoochee
Red Birds
Open practice sessions
for the Chattahoochee Red
Birds baseball club of the
Big Bend Baseball League
of Florida will be held Dec.
18 at 12:30 p.m. EST at
Therrell Field in
Chattahoochee.
For additional informa-
tion you may contact (850)
592-3286 or (229) 662-
2066.


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Jets embarrassed;



'NFL deserved better'


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FLORHAM PARK.
N.J. The New York
Jets went to New England
looking to make a state-
ment.
They did. The wrong
one.
A day after being
embarrassed on national
television, the Jets were
wondering how every-
thing went so wrong in a
45-3 drubbing on
Monday night.
"It was the game of the
year," a bloodshot-eyed
coach Rex Ryan said
Tuesday. "The unfortu-
nate thing is I feel bad for
ourselves, obviously, our
fans and, really, the NFL.
The NFL deserved a bet-
ter game than that, but we
weren't up to the task."
That was clear early in
the Jets' most lopsided
loss since falling to the
Miami Dolphins in 1986
by the same score. New
York was 10-1 at that
point, and that defeat,
along with injuries,
sparked a five-game los-
ing streak.
Ryan acknowledged
that there's plenty the Jets
(9-3) need to fix before
their game Sunday
against the Dolphins (6-
6) to avoid a similar fate.
He said he never left the
facility after getting back
from the game early
Tuesday morning.
"We got pummeled, we
played terrible, but it's
one game," Ryan said.
"Everything we talked
about is still attainable."
Everything, meaning, a
Super Bowl trophy -
something Ryan -guaran-
teed during training
camp. And, despite the
humiliation, Ryan is con-
fident his guys can turn
things around.
"We have a quarter of


New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) turns to
walk off the field after not being able to convert a
third down and short yardage play during their sec-
ond quarter of their NFL football game against the
New England Patriots Monday night in Foxborough,
Mass. New Englahd Patriots cornerback Kyle
Arrington (27) celebrates.- AP Photo


our season left," he said,
"so we're far from press-
ing the panic button."
The same can't be said
of -some distraught fans
who flooded sports radio
shows with calls wonder-
ing if the Jets can possi-
bly bounce back from this
kind of loss. The per-
formance was also heavi-
ly criticized by the media,
with everyone from Ryan
to Mark Sanchez to the
vaunted defense getting
clobbered.
"This humble pie tastes
like a car tire and it goes
down like peanut butter,"
defensive tackle Sione
Pouha said after the
game. "That's how it
feels. Sunday can't come
soon enough."


There will be lots to do
in the days leading up to
that, though. The players
will gather as a team
Wednesday morning, and
Ryan said he'll address
them at that point.
"I'll have a specific
message," he said, "that
I'll share with them
first."
You can be sure there
won't be many smiles in
that room, nor should
there be after what went
down at Gillette Stadium.
"We really have to do
some soul searching and
see what we're really
about, what type of team
we want to be," wide
receiver Brad Smith said.
"I think we will be all
right."


Miami concedes playoff



chances are slim to none


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DAVIE Over and over, rookie cor-
nerback Nolan Carroll replayed the
Miami Dolphins' latest missed opportu-
nity.
Hours after a dismal loss to Cleveland,
Carroll slunk to the Dolphins' complex,
sat down in front of a video machine and
studied the potential game-winning
interception he dropped.
"I came in here last night and saw it
about four times," Carroll said Monday.
"It was a long four times. I spent 10
minutes each time I saw it, breaking
down different ways I could have done
it.
"But I can't get it back. I've just got to
put it away. I can't go back in time and
do anything about it. I've just got to
move on."
That's true for Carroll's teammates,
too, even though the future's none too
bright. A 13-10 loss to the Browns left
Miami at 6-6, with four games to go and
only the faintest hopes of reaching the
playoffs.
The Dolphins are two games behind
Baltimore in the race for the final AFC
wild-card berth, and the Ravens hold the
tiebreaker. The gap is even greater in the
AFC East, where Miami trails the
Patriots and Jets.
' "I understand where we are right
now," coach Tony Sparano said. "We
know that we got to win four even to just


kind of have a chance."
Sweeping the final four games is a tall
order for a team that hasn't won two in a
row since starting 2-0. The Dolphins
will try to get something going begin-
ning Sunday against the archrival Jets.
One bit of good news for Miami: The
game is on the road. The Dolphins are
5-1 in away games and a mystifying 1-
5 at home.
"It drives me crazy," Sparano said.
"Keeps me up a lot."
The latest egg laid at home came
Sunday against a mediocre Cleveland
team. Miami's offense sputtered; and
Chad Henne threw three interceptions,
raising anew doubts he's a long-term
solution at quarterback.
Even so, the Dolphins had plenty of
chances to win, including when a
Browns pass bounced off Carroll's
hands with nothing but the goal line in
front of him and less than two minutes
left.
"We had an opportunity," teammate
Karlos Dansby said. "We let it slip
between our fingers."
Sparano said Carroll and the rest of
the defense otherwise played well, but
he was less forgiving of the offense.
Breakdowns were frequent, and Miami
squandered several chances at big
plays, including when Henne twice had
receivers open deep.
"We either overshot or undershot,"
Sparano said.


Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, December 8, 2010 3B


SCOREBOARD


NBA
At A'Glance
All Times EST
Eastern Conference


Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 16 4 .800 -
New York 13 9 .591 4
Toronto 8 13 .381 8/2
Philadelphia 6 14 .300 10
New Jersey 6 15 .286 101h
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 15 6 .714 -
Atlanta 14 8 .636 1/2
Miami 14 8 .636 1'/2
Charlotte 7 13 .350 71h
Washington 6 13 .316 8
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Chicago 11 8 .579 -
Indiana 10 9 .526 1
Cleveland 7 13 .350 41/2
Milwaukee 7 13 .350 4/2
Detroit 7 14 .333 5
Western Conference
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 17 3 .850 -
Dallas 16 4 .800 1
New Orleans 13 7 .650 4
Memphis 8 14 .364 10
Houston 7 13 .350 10
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 16 6 .727 -
Denver 13 6 .684 1Y2
Oklahoma City 14 8 .636 2
Portland 9 11 .450 6
Minnesota 5 16 .238 10h2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 14 6 .700 -
Phoenix 11 9 .550 3
Golden State 8 12 .400 6
L.A. Clippers 5 17 .227 10
Sacramento 4 15 .211 9'/2
Monday's Games
Indiana 124, Toronto 100
Atlanta 80, Orlando 74
New York 121, Minnesota 114
Chicago 99, Oklahoma City 90
Miami 88, Milwaukee 78
Utah 94, Memphis 85
L.A. Clippers 98, Sacramento 91
Tuesday's Games
New Jersey at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Denver at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m,
Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Portland, 10 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Denver at Boston, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Miami at Utah, 9 p.m.
Washington at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday s Games
Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
New Jersey at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Orlando at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


NFL
Expana-d-Glance
All Times EST
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF
New England 10 2 0 .833 379
N.Y. Jets 9 3 0 .750 267
Miami 6 6 0 .500 215
Buffalo 2 10 0 .167 243
South
W L T Pct PF
Jacksonville 7 5 0 .583 257
Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 317
Houston 5 7 0 .417 288
Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 263
North
W. L T Pct PF
Pittsburgh 9 3 0 .750 267
Baltimole 8 4 0 .667 260
Cleveland 5 7 0 .417 229
Cincinnati 2 10 0 .167 255
West
W L T Pct PF
Kansas City 8 4 0 .667 295
Oakland 6 6 0 .500 283
San Diego 6 6 0 .500 323
Denver 3 9 0 .250 256
NATIONAL CONFERENCE


East
W L T
N.Y. Giants 8 4 0
Philadelphia 8 4 0
Washington 5 7 0
Dallas 4 8 0
South
W L T
Atlanta 10 2 0
New Orleans 9 3 0
Tampa Bay 7 5 0
Carolina 1 11 0
North
W L T
Chicago 9 3 0
Green Bay 8 4 0
Minnesota 5 7 0
Detroit 2 10 0
West
W L T
Seattle 6 6 0
St. Louis 6 6 0
San Francisco 4 8 0
Arizona 3 9 0


Pct PF
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.667 344
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Pct PF
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Pct PF
.750 246
.667 303
.417 227
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Pct PF
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.500 232
.333 203
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Thursday's Game
Philadelphia 34, Houston 24
Sunday's.Games
Green Bay 34, San Francisco 16
Kansas City 10, Denver 6
Minnesota 38, Buffalo 14
Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 6


Cleveland 13, Miami 10
Chicago 24, Detroit 20
N.Y. Giants 31, Washington 7
New Orleans 34, Cincinnati 30
Oakland 28, San Diego 13
Seattle 31, Carolina 14
St. Louis 19, Arizona 6
Atlanta 28, Tampa Bay 24
Dallas 38, Indianapolis 35, OT
Pittsburgh 13, Baltimore 10
Monday's Game
New England 45, N.Y. Jets 3
Thursday, Dec. 9
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12
N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
Denver at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
New England at Chicago, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 13
Baltimore at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

NHL
National HoEEey League
Expanded Conference Glance
All Times EST
Eastern Conference
GP W LOT Pts
Pittsburgh 29 19 8 2 40
Washington 29 18 8 3 39
Montreal 27 17 8 2 36
Philadelphia 28 17 7 4 38
Tampa Bay 27 15 9 3 33
Atlanta 28 15 10 3 33
N.Y. Rangers 29 16 12 1 33
Boston 25 14 8 3 31
Ottawa 28 12 14 2 26
Carolina 26 11 12 3 25
Buffalo 27 11 13 3 25
Toronto 26 1012 4 24
Florida 25 11 14 0' 22
New Jersey 27 8 17 2 18
N.Y. Islanders 25 5 15 5 15
Western Conference
GP W LOT Pts
Detroit 25 17 5 3 37
Dallas 26 16 8 2 34
Vancouver 25 14 8 3 31
Phoenix 26 13 7 6 32
Chicago 29 15 12 2 .32
Columbus 26 15 10 1 31
LosAngeles 25 15 10 0 30
San Jose 26 13 9 4 30
St. Louis 26 13 9 4 30
Nashville 26 12 8 6 30
Colorado 26 13 10 3 29
Anaheim 29 13 13 3 29
Minnesota 26 11 11 4 26
Edmonton 26 10 12 4 24
Calgary 27 11 14 2 24
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point
for overtime loss.
Monday's Games
Toronto 5, Washington 4, SO
Columbus 3, Dallas 2, SO
Pittsburgh 2, New Jersey 1
Atlanta 3, Nashville 2, OT
San Jose 5, Detroit 2
Tuesday's Games
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmoton, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

BOWL GLANCE
Eds: Corrects location of armed
forces bowl to Dallas
Subject to Change
All Times EST
Saturday, Dec. 18
New Mexico Bowl
At Albuquerque
UTEP (6-6) vs. BYU (6-6), 2 p.m.
(ESPN)
New Orleans Bow!
Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 22
MAACO Bowl
At Las Vegas
Utah (10-2) vs. Boise State (11-1), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3), 8
p.m. (ESPN)


Friday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 26
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International
(6-6), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4),
5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West
Virginia (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Insight Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m.
(ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 29
Military Bowl
At Washington
East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4),
2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
At Houston
Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6), 6 p.m.
(ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-
2), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl
At Fort Worth, Texas
SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-5), Noon
(ESPN)
Pinstripe Bowl
At Bronx, N.Y.
Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Music City Bowl
At Nashville, Tenn.
North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-
6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6),
10 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Dec. 31
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5),
Noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso, Texas
Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5), 2
p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis, Tenn.
Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3), 3:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State
(9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Jan. 1
TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-
5), Noon (ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-
3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa, Fla.
Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5), 1
p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Fla.
Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-
4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1), 5
p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale, Ariz.
Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-
2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Monday, Jan. 3
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11 -
2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Jan. 4
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Jan. 6
GoDaddy.com Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle
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Friday, Jan. 7
Cotton Bowl
At Arlington, Texas
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 8 p.m.
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Saturday, Jan. 8
BBVA Compass Bowl
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Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6),
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Sunday, Jan. 9
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At San Francisco
Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-
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Monday, Jan. 10
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fruit
12 Columbus'
goal
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buck
15 Divide into
16 Magic lamp
dwellers
17 Frat letter
18 Admiral's org.
19 Family MDs
21 Cowboy
Maynard
23 be an
honor!
26 Pigment
27 "- -Hur"
28 Eagle's lair
30 Wrath
31 Hobby
ender
32 Church
reading
33 Farm
machine
35 Wheel track
37 Magna-
laude
38 War horse
39 Coast
Guard off.
40 Depot info
41 Make a mis-
judgment


12-8


42 Mouse alert
43 Suffix
for forfeit
44 Uncertain
possibilities
46 Shuttle's
destination
48 Sales
pitches
51 In a tidy
manner
55 Give chase
to
56 Diploma
57 Rock
tumbler
stones
58 Wear the
crown
DOWN
1 Tip of a pen
2 One, in
combos
3 QB
objectives
4 Rowsofseats
5 Ugh!
6 Air rifle (2
wds.)
7 Pub pints
8 Au pairs
9 "How--
doing?"
10 Born as
11 Magazine
fillers


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furnace
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around
20 Kitchen
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22 Maih course
24 Shipping
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25 Add water
26 Claims
27 Finch or
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28 Two-BR
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29 Madame
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43 Custom
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) Commercial conditions
for buying, selling or promoting
a new product look especially
promising for you. Give the
other guy the same kind of deal
you want for yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) You'll find Lady Luck to
be in your corner with any
endeavor where you're inclined
to put forth some strong effort.
Focus your energy on projects
that are personally significant.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Conditions on the whole
look quite favorable for you, but
your strongest possibilities for
success are likely to lie in situa-
- tions that directly affect your
financial affairs.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
This is likely to be on of your
better days for circumstances
involving close relationships
- and friendships. Pleasant hap-
penings could happen through
pals who think the world of you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Keep a weather eye out for
an opportunity having some-
thing to do with your work or
career.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
This is the time to work out
any special arrangement need-
ed to acquire an associate's
cooperation. People in general
tend to be agreeable and willing
to listen to new proposals, so
strike while the griddle is smok-
ing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
There is always room for
someone to join a lucrative sit-
uation when the person has
something to offer that is high-
ly needed. If you fit this bill, tell
your story without. overselling.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-Don't be too proud to ask for
help if you believe something
significant can be achieved with
the assistance of competent
allies.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -
Measures you -take for those
you love should be very, impor-
tant if you believe they could
bring security and personal
gratification to kith and kin.
These duties will be your top
priority. .
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Keep an open mind, and it
will be possible that someone
you seldom acknowledge will
end up being the greatest help
to you. It pays to accept every-
body.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -
Developments could turn out to
be quite promising where your
material needs are concerned.
It behooves you to constantly
.be alert for ways and means to
add to your resources.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
Sell with self-assurance,
enthusiasm and authority to
anyone who will listen. Persons
who could turn out to be perti-
nent to your plans will enthusi-
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Dear Annie: Last year, my 16-year-old
daughter had a bout of depression and anx-
iety and didn't handle herself well. As a
result, she has been shunned by the friends
she's had since seventh grade.
"Lauren" has tried to make amends by
apologizing, but these girls want nothing to
do with her. Through therapy, Lauren real-
izes she is reaping what she has sown, but
several of the girls are just plain mean.
With my encouragement, Laureni
asked for a mediation session to
try to get one of the girls to back
down from the nasty comments.
Unfortunately, the rest of the
girls thought Lauren chose to 'e '
bring one of them down, so
now it's payback time. \ l
The bullying is exhausting
for Lauren to endure, and she
no longer wants to go to school.
Lauren is a beautiful, smart girl.
\What am I supposed to do? We are told
to speak up if a child is being bullied, but
what about the backlash? The school
feels its hands are tied. Lauren is back in
therapy so she can learn how to cope with
these mean girls.
Any thoughts? Frustrated Mom
Dear Mom: Even if Lauren deserved her
classmates' scorn, she does not deserve to
be bullied. The school is abdicating its
responsibility by shrugging its shoulders
and doing nothing. Encourage Lauren to


find other friends who will value the per-
.son she is now, and look into extracurricu-
lar activities that will allow her to meet'
kids outside of school. The U.S. Dept. of
Health and Human Services anti-bullying
we'bsite (stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov) offers
suggestions. If your daughter continues to
struggle, however, and the school refuses
to help, it might be time to switch schools
so she can start fresh. Your daughter's well-
being comes first.
Dear Annie: "Bruce" and I have
known each other for six years,
although we only started dat-
<* ing a few months ago. We
n i plann to marry next year.
The problem is, he always
) --- has to contradict what I say
na.and makes it seem like I'm never
right. He also doesn't like my
S/\dog. He says if it starts yap-
ping at him, he's going to
kick it across the room.
I've tried talking to him,
about this, and sometimes I get so upset
that I cry. Why can't he connect his words
to my pain? Hurt in California
Dear California: You should not have to
burst into tears to get your fiance to stop
berating you. And any man who would
kick your dog across the room should be
avoided at all costs. Couples counseling
may help you work through this, but think
twice before marrying this man.


BRIDGE


HERMAN BY JIM UNGER


12-8 CLau.ghSt -cl 1na Ia Ire1 UFS I, 0

"Coward!"


In yesterday's column I mentioned a book about
declaring in no-trump contracts. So you should find
today's deal easy! Against three no-trump, West leads
the heart jack. How would you plan the play? Would it
change your play if you were told by your opponents
that the opening lead showed zero or two higher honors
in hearts? I would have opened that North hand with one
no-trump, showing 15-17 points. The good five-card
suit and two 10s make the hand strong enough. Then
East would have led his fourth-highest spade and made
life easy for declarer.
East let the vulnerability persuade him to make a sim-
ple intervention, not a weak jump overcall. Your
response showed a balanced 13-15 points with spades
well held. West's lead was debatable, but it was best
here.
You have seven top tricks: one heart, five diamonds
and one club. If the club finesse is working, as you
would expect given East's bid, you will be all right. The
heart finesse might succeed too.
If West could have the heart king, it seems natural to
take that finesse at trick one. Here, though, East wins
with the king and returns his second heart. Now you
must judge whether to drive out the spade ace. hoping
East does not have a third heart, or to take the club
finesse. If you know East has the heart king, you should
play dummy's ace at trick one, hoping to block the suit.


North 12-08-10
A Q 10 9
V A Q
A Q 10 5 4
7 6 2
West East
A 5 AA 8 7 6 4 2
V J 10 9 8 6 3 V K 4
7 3 2 86
4 K 9 8 4 10 5 3
South
A K J 3
V 7 5 2
SK J 9
SA QJ 4
Dealer: North
Vulnerable: East-West
South West North East
1 *
3 NT Pass Pass Pass
Opening lead: V J

Then you can take the club finesse. It
loses, but you cannot go down with this
layout.


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by Luis Campos
Celebnty Cipher cryptograms are cre ated from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: K equals W
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Convenient location..
$91,500, 334-501-204
gunwright@bellsouth
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'07 Honda TRX90 4-
wneeler red, exc,
cond. new cost
$2999. sell for $1800.
334-798-2337

'08 Honda TRX250 4-
wheeler, red, exc.
cond. new cost
$4399. will sell $2500.
334-798-2337

2008 Kawasaki Kfx 90
ATV Kid's model
36345 (334)726-2168
jqwcpa@live.com
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'02 Pontoon by Sport
Crest. Less than 15
hrs. Great Condition
$6,400. 334-447-5001
'09 G3 15', 20h 4str
Yamaha 25hrs ex-
tended warranty,,
trailer, 2 seats, gear
box, wired for trol-
ling motor, excellent
condition, $7000 obo
334-268-4200
16FT GLASS STREAM
BOAT 28HP Johnson,
trolling motor, depth
firdrr $S2.300
232 46.10
24' P,:,ni.o,,n Bo,:.at '9 ,
runs qrngrt. i7i51I
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"99 M.onrerey 27 n.
Cruiser $18,900.
Call 850-210-4166
Chinew 14 ft. w/ 4hp
motor w/new trailer
exc. cond. $1450.
334-596-1738


2 cushion 7ft couch,
good cond. $75 850-
482-8700
2 door dbl panel.
prehung interior
door, solid core $275
OBO 850-693-9633
3 Blade Electric Pla-
ner w/case $75 850-
482-5634
3 story wood doll
house 58x39x15, new,
not assembled, $35
850-526-3426
5 Red Prom Gowns,
5 White Prom Gowns,
$50/ea 850-272-1842
AIR COMPRESSOR
LIKE NEW CAMPBELL
HAUSFELD 60 GAL 7
$350 (850)592-2507
As seen on TV,
Instyler, $35 850-
272-1842
Bench Top Drill Press
$100 850-482-5634
BOOKCASES (5) DK
OAK- FINISH
30"X6'EA LIKE NEW
$300 (850)592-2507
Bostitch Roofing
Nailer w/case of
nails $175 850-693-
9633
Broyrll China Cab,
rnet makhi,-rh buft
fet, all wood $375
850-526-3365





Boats

Bass Tracker 06
Pro-team 175,
Mercury out-
board, Trailstar
trailer, not used
off the showroom
floor, shelter &
maint $9000.
Call 229-723-9277





Bass Tiacker 09 Pro
160 like new, 16ft
30HP Mercury w/
power trim, trolling
motor, dept & fish
finder, 5hrs on motor
$8300. 334-493-7700'
Basstracker '86 TX17
:reat cond. W elras
l50hp Mercury cla...sic
nitr 3000. VER' wvIll
car.ad for 677-7195




CHRYSLER 78
Fish-n-Skj, 15ft,
40HP Chrysler motor,
$1,500 OBO 334-687-
6863, 695-2161
Correct Craft 1973,
14', live well, new
i..p, 35hp, runs great!
garage kept. $1750
334-596-5032
Correct Craft Torino
17ft. complete refit
'07 350CID/450 hp
Penta outdrive, gar,
kept. exc. cond. very
fast!!! $10,750.
334-347-7930
Gheenoe Camo 13'
w/trailer.2HP mtr.32
# thrust trolling mtr
$1500 Firm 334-793-
3432 Night: 677-5606


COAT WOOL IVORY -
TOGGLE WMNS
42"NICE (XMAS) $40
(850)592-2507 f
COIN RED BOOKS
SET- 1965-1989 ALL
$20 (850)592-2507
Collection of dolls
w/stands, some need
TLC, $1-$5 850-526-
1414
Craftsman 12"
Bandsaw $250 850-
482-5634
Craftsman 13" Planer
(professional) $300
850-482-5634
CRAFTSMAN/STARRE
T MACHINIST
BXS&TOOLS $175-325
(850)592-2507
Delta Rooter Shaper
Table Top $100 850-
482-5634
Dining table w/4
chairs & match chi-
na cabinet $225 850-
593-5702/272-7129
Dinnette w/4 padded
chairs on rollers, ex-
cel. cond. $250 OBO
850-526-2646
Elec. Guitar Amp.
Fender DeVille, 65w,
4x10, all Tube, $500
850-482-7056
Electric Coping Saw
$75 850-482-5634


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Fisher '01 Hawk 18'
Class 2, with 115
Mercury outboard
motor with trailer, 2
fish finders, trolling
motor, access ladder,
Bemrini, AM/FM ra-
dio, on board charge,
cover, very well kept
inder shelter.
$14,000. 334-685-7319
Mariner motor 4hp,
lo.:.v rrs. run: great.
5lort rnart tIreshr wa-
ter used only $525.
334 441-8421
Pontoon Boat'9519'
rated for 12 people,
40hp force motor,
exc. cond. $5000
334-299-3739
Procraft '06 Bass
lboiat 16.5 ft. 90hp.
Mercury Optima."
8.,)0. 334.266.5562.


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Sailboat '76-Catalina
30', 2 cyl. Yarmar die-
sel eng., Very low hrs
less than 250. Roller
furling, bimin, head,
micro, fridge. Good
cond. Docked @ Snug
Harbor slip B-6. 334-
673-0330. REDUCED
$13,900.
Stratos '95 285 Pro
XL. Dual console.
Johnson Fastrike 175
2 depth finders, gps,
deck extension $7000
334- 671-9770

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Sell It
Call Tofayl


Fisher Price Smart
Cycle for Toddlers,
hooks to TV $30
8504526-3426
FISH TANK WITH
STAND 60 GAL FISH
TANK WITH STAND
INCLUDES FILTER,
PUMP, HEATER, 6
SHARKS, $350
(850)352-4046
Floor Lamp W/adj.
arm & shade, $25
850-526-3365
Free:multi-colored, li-
ter trained kittens.
850-482- 5880/850-
303-9727
Hilachi Bradnailer
w/case $65 850-482-
5634
Hopper Sprayer for
Sheetrock $50 850-
482-5634
Hospital Bed very
good condition $150
OBO 850-592-9227/
850-557-2394
HP Computer note-
book w/Windows 7,
brand new $200 850-
526-2646
Vi" Hyobi Hammer
Drill $65 850-482-
5634
Leather Purse, looks
like a saddle, good
cond. $20 850-482-
385F3/777-4305


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Seacraft, '89 20ft
Center Console, boat,
motor & trailer, 95
225HP Johnson Mtr,
Dual Axle Tr. w/
brakes,wh., runs
well, very clean,
Great cond. $5,500.
334-791-4891.
Columbia, AL
Seado RXP '05, Jet
Ski, 60 hrs, very
clean, life jacket &
cover incl. $5500 850-
527-4455
STRATOS '00 22FT
Tournament Ready,
225 motor, kept in-
side. $11.900 Must
-ee! 229-321-9047
SCampers Travel
Tra lers J

'01 Coachman Catali-
na 30h no pull outs.
$7.195. Must Sell!!
evc. cona. 334 655-
6462 or 334 655-8461
'06 Travel Trailers
for sale, self con-
tained 334-793-4438
or 334-793-4448
30 ft. 5th wh. '05 Sid-
ney OB Keystone 1 Ig.
slide, Q-bed, sofa, 2s
rockers, white cabi-
nets, many extras,
very pretty. $16,000.
334-803-7726 or 334-
803-7705
Camper $500. -
$3000. Needs work
334-678-0031
CARRIAGE '02
CAMEO 30 ft. 2 slides
well kept includes
super slide hitch
$15,000 334-687-9983


Lg collection of
junque jewelry, some
w/rhinestones. 25 &
up 850-526-1414
Lg. fuzzy spring rock-
ing horse, very good
cond. $35 850-482-
3853/272-4305
Lincoln AC/DC Weld-
er $300 850-482-5634
Mahogany Desk,
good cond.Reduced
to $50 OBO 850-482-
7093
Martha Stewart .
Chairs, 5 heavy metal
cushion patio chairs
$200 850-526-1414
Mens clothes, 11
pants, 2 jackets, 1
suit, $25 for all 850-
272-1842
Model Airplane
wooden toolbox $25
850-482-8700
NordicTrac Treadmill
pd $1200, few mnts
old, asking $475 850-
766-5725
Patio set, 2 swivel
chairs & round table
w/glass top $45 850-
482-3853
Quick Cut Saw 14"
Hilachi $50 850-482-
5634
Reptile aquarium
w/lid & lights, Ig
R$85 850-526-3426


Dutchmen 40 ft.
Travel Trailer '06 ,
38B-DSL, Sleeps 8,
2 Slideouts, Loaded,
Like new. $18,750
334-406-4555

FLEETWOOD '05
Prowler AX6, 5th wh,
36ft, 4 slides, large
shower, 30/50AMP.
$26,000 OBO 334-695-
4995, 334-687-7862






JAYCO '09 35 It., Like
New. 2 ildes. 27" Iat
TV. loaded, very nice.
519.000 334 687 3606,
334 695.1464

Mountaineer '04
Montana 5th Wheel
sleeps 6 comfortably
exc. cond. no leaks.
Great for, family fun!
Lots of cab. & drawer
space. Ser. Inq. Only
850-546-0636

Outback 04'29FBH-S
all alum. structure,
super glide 5th wh.
hitch / short bed
$20,000 334-726-6594

Sabre by Palamino
'08, 28 ft 5th wheel
camper, 3 slides,
many extras, clean,
.sacrifice @ $29k 850-
593-5675


Roper washer&dryer-
white, about 3 years
old run good $200
(850)557-6644
Senco Framing Nailer
w/case & case of
nails $175 850-693-
9633
Sewing machine,
SINGER NIB 30 stitch,
model 1725,$100 850-
526-3426
Skilsaw 2hp, 81/4 Ta-
ble Saw $200 850-
482-5634
SMOOTHIE MAKER
GE- LIKE NEW $15
(850)592-2507 .
Sparx Motorcycle
helmet, XXL, full face
almost new $35 850-
482-8700
Stroller for 2 $40
Single stroller $20
850-526-3426
SUEDE/SHEARLING
JACK ET WMNS M-L
(XMAS) $20 (850)592-
2507
White wedding dress
with train veil includ-
ed like new size 18-20
$300 850-272-1233
XBOX 360 w/6 games
& 1 controller $150
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SCampers/Travel


Salem '06 ex-tra
clean, sleeps 8, buck
beds, awning, super
slide, pull w/ reg/.
P/U REDUCED
$13,500. 334-684-2080
or 334-300-6112
Sunny Brook TT '02
2750SL 28' w/slide
out. Q-bed, Like New,
kepted under shelter
compare to showrm.
price $30K, Will sell
$12K 334-447-5001
Sydney '10 Outback
31ft. Only used 3
times, dual slide
outs, sleeps 10, 2-
entrance doors,
in/out ent. center,
outdoor stove, elec.
awning, 28" flat
screen TV, $26,000
OBO 229-310-7252

SMotor Homes/RVs

Concord Coachman
'05 Motor Home.
23' long 2700 mi.
Take over payments.
850-593-5103
Cruise Master LE, '05,
36ft workhorse chas-
sis 8.1 gas engine,
22k mi., no smk, 7kw
gen. 3 sl, SAT, 2 TV, 2
A/C, auto leveling, R
cam. Roadmaster
tow/brake system,
'05 Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited, 41k mi,
Auto air, 6 cyl, $75k
w/jeep, $60k without
jeep, both in great
cond. selling due to
health. 850-352-2810
Damon 2000 Ultra
Sport. Cummins
diesel. 12K mi. slide,
Leveling jacks, diesel
gen. $52K 334-701-
7787 or 706-681-5630
DAMON DAYBREAK
'06 34ft. 6K mi. 2
slides, like new, big
Ford engine 12mpg.
$61,000. 334-446-1094
or 850-227-5606





Georgian Boy 94' 35ft
460 engine, 7200k mi,
sips 6, leveling jack,
all new int, frig,
lights, steps, and
batteries. 2 TV's $15k
firm 334-983-4941
Monoco Knight '06,
Save $25K or more.
Diesel, 4 slides, 4300
mi, many upgrades
$159,700. 850-866-
2774





R-VISION 2006 Trail
Lite, 26 ft.. fully
loaded, like new..
low mileage $3&.50'i
OBO 334 61i66506c
Scenic Cruiser 37 ft.
by Gulf Stream 99'
Immaculate cond.
loaded w/ options
must see!! Dothan
$49,500. 334-803-3397


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WINNEBAGO '02
Brave, 2-slides, 2-
TV's, 2-Air, level
jacks, 19K miles,
$35,000 772-631-5065

RVs/Campers
Wanted

5th '06 Fleetwood 2-
slides, with 07'
Silverado 250 work
truck as package
payoff $36,000
334-470-8454

transportation





CarSeeker

S4-Wheel Drive J

'00 F150 Good condi-
tion 94,000 mi 4.3
v6,automatic
transmission,green
exterior 4WD,$7500
OBO (334)237-8933
Ford '77 F-150 4WD
Runs, in good shape,
$4500 334-447-5316


GMC '08 Sierra 1500
Denali, Crew Cab.
25873 miles, black,
leather, sunroof, nav-
igation, DVD, excel-
lent condition, $9200,
toddeck@netscape.c
om, 334-242-7466
GMC '95, Conversion
Van, new A/C, runs
grt, $2500 S & M Au-
to Sales 850-774-
9189/ 850-774-9186
Jeep '98 Wrangler
117k mi. New tires &
wheels. Looks/drives
good. 5-sp.4cyl $8000
OBO 334-726-6165

S Aviation



1966 Cessna 310K for
sale or will take on
partner. Colemill up-
grade. 110 hours
since engine over-
haul. Call Ron at 498-
3279 good condition,
green and white ex-
terior, light gray inte-
rior, $105,000 36330
(334)498-3279
ferrellr@roadrunner.
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Chevy 2010 Malibu LT
10K mi. on-star, XM
radio, blue. $17,050.
334-889-4226


SAutomobiles
for Sale J







'05 Beetle convertible
GLS, 5-sp, leather,
loaded, only 19K mi.
exc. cond. $14,900.
Call 334-714-4001
II W aMI


Beetle '02
Sunroof, Leather,
REALLY NICE CAR!
Automatic $5,999
J Call 850-210-4166


SAutomobiles Il Automobiles
forSale JI for Sale

2 WMC3.i ICorvette 94' 85K mL
".lu 'iginal car like
g, ,, -I.:.- ::',d. REDUCED
$10,995. OBO 334-
S,618-9322 or 334-596-
BMW043251 1790 MUST SEE!!!!
red, beige leather B
interior, exc cond,
93k mi, $10,900 B00
Call 256-497-8985




SLeather, Sunroof,
Local Trade $ 3,395.
BMW'105,325 Sedan, Call 850-210-4166
Blue w/tan leather, -_
45k mi, one owner, iP
No paint work, _.-_
$14,900
334-685-6233
Buick '02 Regal LS, Ford '02 Taurs SE
bronze in color, Loaded, LIKE NEW!
leather CD player, ONLY 15,125 miles
PW & seats, $5300 $6,725. CALL:
850-526-5832 (334) 790-7959
Buick '98 LeSabre FORD '03 Mustang
(BY OWNER) low GT 96000 miles, CD,
miles, leather, load- leather, PL, PW $8500
ed, new tires, tune- 36330 (334)494-6480
up,new rad.$3495
OBO 850-592- Ford '05 Crown Vic,
2832/693-6835 exc. mech. cond., lite,
blue, 139k mi, $6750
Cadilac '07 DTS fully OBO 405-615-
loaded, leather int. 1099/850-573-3426
tan in color, 29K mi.
$2.. 1 ," 6' 3 394 l -
CADILLAC '6 ..
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.ei 9 .u'u' rihjrp
way miles, $9500 obo
334-797-2320
Cadillac '89 Seville,
STS, special edition,
pearl white, 138K mi,
runs great. $1700.
334-648-3171
Cadillac '99 Deville
white w/ tan leather
int. new tires; air &
front end. good cond.
$3,600. 334-774-5333




Camaro '02 Z28,
white, loaded, exc.
cond. original owner,
gar.kept. $8900. OBO
334-795-6255
kimdbrwn73@ yahoo.com


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CHEVROLET I'0
Ci,, ere TORCH RED
WITH TAN INTERIOR
CHROME WHEELS 6E
SPEED PADDLE Si-FT
LOADED 10.50,0 m l.-
$4i9,5 00
34126 3900
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Chevrolet 74 El
Carnri.C'.G-od c-cnd.
Need, mrn:.r 'rv.r.
5500 OBO 334.699-
Io3.6 ,r 7976925


RUNS aUUu!
Newly Built
Transmission! $3,950
Call 850-210-4166
Chevy '05 Cobalt
4 door, loaded.
Great Gas Mileage.
$200 down $200 mo.
Call Steve Hatcher
334-791-8243

Chevy '08 Impala
LT. 3.9L Leather,
CD changer, rear
spoiler, New back
tires, keyless entry
w/remote start.
Like New Cond.
Auto.Trans.$12,900
334-475-0237






*Chevy 81' Corvette*
Red, Auto, Mirrored
Tops, 52K mi. New
Tires, Calipers,
Brakes & Shocks.
Garage kept. $13,500.
OBO 334-596-2376
Chrysler 00" Sebring
Conv top, runs/looks
great, loaded, 140k
miles, $2900. OBO
Call 334-596-5032

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Chr, s;Ier '02 PT
Cruiser Limited
Edition, Loaded
97K mi, NEW TIRES!
$5,800 (334) 790-7959






Chrysler '07 PT
Cruiser, Loaded, 48K
miles, Automatic,
LIKE NEW! $8,500.
(334) 790-7959
Chrysler '07 PT
Cruiser Low Mileage,
loaded, LIKE NEW!
$200 down $189 per
mo. Call Ron Ellis
714-0028
Chrysler '07 Sebring
4 door, pwr.
windows, tilt, cruise
control AM/FM/CD.
NICE CAR! $200 down
$250 mo. Call Steve
Hatcher 334-791-8243


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numt,.:r-. I .i :.,:.
Call 850-210-4166


Corvette '81
Automatic 350
(Silver) sell as is
$4900. OBO
334-774-1915
Corvette 88' Stingray
convertible 108K mi.
$9,800. 334-791-3081


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.- Mojo Motor Scoot
njrs-f ",, g s-.. -' / ':i05,200mi, Blue,
1650 850- 258-163
'- : Suzuki '05 Bouleve
Black/Gray 2K mi
it. Gar. Kept. Lots
Harley Davidson 03 extras 53800 334-7
Ultra Classic. Black & 4751
Mercedes-Benz '03 Purple custom paint. Yamaha'05 V-star
C240. White pearl Max. chrome. Garage 550 Silverado,Sadi
Ext. w/camel leather kept. 12K mi. $14,500 bags, wind shield,
int. Sun roof, power 334-792-8701 back rest. sunshade. 6-disc CD gar. kept$3750 ob
changer. $11,545 Harley Davidson '05 gar. kept $3-7 7552
334-718-5251 1200C. 11K mi. $3000. 34-701-7552
34i te r le- an S6750 n Yamaha '06 R6


Mercury '05 Grand
Marquis LS, white,
leather seats, wood
dash trim, 170,780
mi. $6,500. Call
Polyengineering. Inc.
334-793-4700 ext. 134
Mustang '68 good
cond. teal green,
newly rebuilt engine
$9,000. 334-333-4913






Nissan '05 Altima
205 Liter.
Priced to Sell! $5,950.
Call 850-210-4166
Nissan '07 350Z
Convertible. Black &
Tan 6-speed. 25,500
miles 1 owner.
$20.000 334-701-53B0


OBO 334-449-3713







Harley Davidson '08
Ultra Classic Scream -
ing Eagle Anniversa-


Harley Davidson 1986
FLTC w/ side car.
exc. cond. $10,500.
OBO 334-794-2665 or
334-805-0810
Harley Davidson 1992
Sporster 1200 custom
mid 50's K/KH exc.
cond. $5,500. OBO
794-2665 334-805-
0810
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Raven Edition Track
Ready. Lots of Extras
Exc. Cond.$5500 OBO
334-432-5800
Call for details
Yamaha '07 V-Star
1100, 11,600 mi, new
rear tire, and extras,
asking payoff of
$5900. 850-762-
2071/718-5069 after
4pm
YAMAHA '08 V-star
250,Burgundy,
Low miles! Like new!
REDUCED $2,250. 334-
693-5454
Yamaha 2004 V-Star
1100 Classic. Black &
chrome, excellent
condition. $4500 OBO
334-618-7525
Yamaha '99 XVS1100
42K mi. Asking $3200
OBO 334-726-1215 or
334-477-3152
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Ford 06 F250 diesel Harley Davidson 98
king ranch lariett, 'nd. orange
leather/seats, 4wd-e,-,,.-,:MustrSee!
heated/seats. all
power. low mileage. Nissan '10 Rogue SL, $8,000. 334-791-4799
exc cond. asking Black, ExcellentXR250R Gely Scoter
$31,900. obo. Tires, Power Seat, Honda '02 XR25iRd Geely Scooter
Call 334-393-0343 Power Windows,4Dr, Dirt Bike. Exc.Cond. ,: OBO
Call wit h 5,0 $2200 Firm. Please ,-.r _c ,-,-.: r },.1 i
Ford 06' Focus SES 4- miles. It isinece- Call PM-11PM 3. l
dr. red, auto, leather, lent condition 334-684-9129
sun roof, spoiler, like asking $20,500 OBO. HONDA '06 Shadow, -1
new 51K mi. $7,900 Call 334-714-9809 2.8 miles, NEW dealer ,
OBO 334-389-3071 or
334-726-9500 Oldsmobile 04 Alero road tested only,
Ford 10 Explorer reennew tires or 229-296-8171
E,3d'e Bauir dti..nn $5300. 334-726-1215


Call 334 t. 5 d,8...,er lnr per
Ford '90 Mustang GT ', .,rr', $n00 OBO.
5-spd. new carpet & 1 i -ll1 34446. 6302
Int. clean 164K mi. Toyota 04 Sienna
looks & runs great! Champagne color, Honda U '. 1 i'. Sor Utility Vhis
$4500. OBO 334-770- fully loaded, 91k 3,000 miles, $4,900. port Utility Vehicles
1352 home / 631-697- miles, luggage rack, Call: 850-210-4166
2676 cell Make Offer power sliding door, .. . '02 GMC Sierra. white
Honda 'OS Accord, $11,200. Call ':r. ,, SIL 2rilr. long
Whitr, 00'K Mi. Ithr 334-798-5699 wheel thz. 176,9tu
sest; Et $90,:' 334-446-1943 Black, 61k, ExI. Cond, 334.5..;C,,1 ,t. 134
:r 20c.799.c9q8EP GPS. ba.-kup ,:amer3 r- n-r..1.
I6L 5 u"l, ,r,. r :rar
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oyondaota '6 mrLE Honda 8 haow
CL. EA -- CLACE CAP: ,: : ni' r OH.
RUNS GO, ui GREAT' ,3.495 '.ri.. 'r.c pa .: i e Call

Cali S S .41.ll6: ,r,. an!O.rg'-% ..1 inI: 42"1 Lea.e mer-
Toyota Matrix '06 1- J :. Br.an:nCall
Infinity '10 G37 o : Mnar -I m,. rr,3 Honda 1962 C102 P,.-'d. i n9.9 Firm.
Silver, Black Leather dealer maintained, super cub 50, 4k -.
Int. Premium pack- $12,800.334-803-3397 mies, Black & white,
age 7500 Mi. New Good Cond., electric
Cond.$29,500 OBO Classics & Antinques start 3 speed, $2500
912-655-8971 Flcs n irm. Call noon.(M-F)
334-347-9002
.t" 1959 2205 Mercedes HONDA '98 Valkyrie
Restore or use for Tourer all original,
parts. Best Offer! low miles; runs great
251-747-4022 asking $5,900. OBO 0 8 T e L T. 29
r^^ ^ 334-693-55 08 Tsi h': IT. 29K
1968 Chevrolet C9-.,e. o:.)l3 Color, E-
Jaguar '05 XJBL Camaro Z28 asking Honda '99 Shadow .: .llri-. Cr.-diti;on.
4-door. Blaci.. Ovrir $5700, White with 1100 Arrow Lots of $30,500. 685-3226
pd $68Knev,.. Aci;rng Black stripes, match- Xtras Full W/S 2003 Nissan Pathfind-.
$5,2P5. AS",,093774 ing numbers, details chrome mtr guard, er SE, 110, 990 miles,
in itr' n.,.m s ddleb mustang
a" irtlrb r m-tl V6,4 wheel drive,
"- -"" 251 ,')-1.7. tlr.Llr .: Chrome! black leather interi-
iu_:i [-' ,7. t.L :.s,, o or, Bose 6 CD chang-
Collector Mr,1rcede- *-w.I1 I er, $10,900 call An-
1983. 240D in .er,- thony (334) 797-1342
g,:",:d c o:nrd.. are -4 In time for cooler Chevy '01 Tahoe
Lexus '98 LS400 speed man. trans., weather '05 Honda 155k mi 3rd row
114K mi.Gold w/tan very smooth shifting, Trike, cranberry red, seat, fully loaded,
Ithr int.heated seats, a dream to drive, a to many ad on to list $5,900. 646-620-9478
exc cond $9,800 334 bargain at $6,800 6000 mi. $26.000 (Dothan)
333-3436 or 671-3712 334-797-4883 Cash or cashiers
Lincoln '00 Town car check. 334-687-0225 Chevy Blazer LS '03
S3 904-dr. gold, airpower
signature series, Motorcycles Kawasaki'09 KXF250 windowsld, exc cair/powernd.
beautiful Birch Silver
loaded, 60/40 leather motor by BPM, 2 $5,500. 334-792-8058
seats am/fm/cd 14U .:;. bror:,h.r cerform- 334.791.236E0
crews, tilt computer r .:r rhemotor-
69K mi. mint cond. -. _'. ',' i' i xtremist .-. .,,
never smoked in, '4., : 1:.4*'-'-42r:lxtremst ._
never wrecked ,__..____
$15,250. 334-791-7330 '02 Custom made VW Kawasaki '09 Ninja '-'
Lincoln '01 Towncar, power Trike ll ". mn.. Perfect
Signature series w/ d-hrrri1ed eng. ,...Jiji:.rn'Blue, FORD 03 Expedition
101,130 mi $6,000 Pustom, one of a kind asking $3000 Eddie Bauer, fully
850-579-4467 after paint job & wheels, 334-648-0195 loaded, third row
6pm Adult ridden, fire Kawasaki 2000 Clae seat, 187K miles,
incoln '07 MKZ, eng.red.23Kmi. new sic LT.2007 Under $8,000 334-689-9135
Light tan w/beige in-cu tires, gar. kept, m/f Warranty til 2012. GMC '00 Jimmy,
terror, leather heated custom cover, am/fm 2053CC Low mi. great cond., $4200
seats, ABS, side cb, $2244,000 invested $8500. 334-774-3474 OBO 850-526-2491
-I-!. $40 t or 234A.791.1n074 A1, for Tom


airbags, 37k ml, NA- I 239-410-4224
DA $21,175 sell for
$17,900 850-814-0155 '02 Yamaha TTR 125L
c .: ,::.r,,1 $7)0 3'4.
Lincoln Congression- .;03.2 .-
al Town Sedan 03'
142K mi. white w/
tan leather top,
seats, loaded $6000.
334-693-2274
Mazda '01 626 LX
155k M. L.:.ded'
Pwr -.nr.,thing. cd 08 Sur BLVCD' 53.
player. White. an l. 14. 1400i .:' I
375u 334.6'2.4064 -.M n. r y'ir I.,pt, h.:l.
.S34.7c47.9 0i r-tier & a..: t inr l '0II
iT,,. S ciif.OBB a r,- n
$5000 OB.'C 0 io-I i1,,.
o .* 6:s3I

S2008 Honda 750
.hdm.. ap s irRr Motor-
r-, ,w: ,t,' L,,9 ,Ties Like
f er, Ill"".) I:",:1
Mazda '09 Miata MX5 Call 3134.994224
Hardtop Convertible
Loaded, Bluetooth & '92 Goldwing, 60k
Sirius Radio, Low mi. miles, red, exc. paint
$22.000 334. 37P .649 8 running rond.
$12S70 007B9 Ai,44.2915
1 5 L .. ms. e me -". ---
f a~c American Ironhorse
S'07 Texas Chopper
cha&kbraJw 1500K mi. exc. cond.
$14,500 334-447-2131
Mazda 3 '08 5sp. 4-dr. ATr HONDA 2003
silver, exc. cond. ATV HONDA 2003
no lem k. Danhr
39,800 mi. rear spoil- TRXanFE3 Like newr 4
er, new tires $10,995 $2,499 Like new
334-805-081815 $2,t99wd
334-805-0818 o(334)797-6001
Mercedes '73 450 SL Dirt Bike 07' Honda
Convertible CRF70 Excellent
(hard/soft top) Condition $925
$12,000 OBO 904-368- -34.7 4-i 2:,7
1153 Leave mso --
Mercedes '73 4c .L 3
$h2rd .,.. r.:,:, '4 3 "t .
BOe. c,,,04 A- -6..

Mercedes 82' 380SL '1 0 --
93K mi. H/S tops Harley 06 Sportser XL
chalk brown 1200C, 3940k mi, 2
PWRS/B, windows, seat screaming ea-
ant. auto, AC, gle, pipes, windshield
upgraded sound $6900 334-393-3463
system, car cover& & -
top storage rack,
clean, well main mA U
tained w/ records.
SREDUCED $11,500. Harley 2009 FXSTC
334-792-9789 softail Fwd ctrls exc
334-792-9789 cond 4500 mi
-. iri H3. blk''rhrorhmr. intake kit
1,1c I :l. l-r lug-
"' ,_~- i trfl .:, ': a must
*t4(ti' eel" :;4,615 311-
Jbw r r.:.t. nr,-i,) .-,mnail.co
Volkswagon '06 Jetta mIII -
TDI. Grey w/gray Harley Davidson 02
Ithr.diesel, sunroof, Sportster 1200 cus-
heated seats, alum. tom ilk mile,
wheels, sat. radio 40 chromed out, $6500.
mpg. 120K mi $11,800 Call 334-691-3468
334-685-6233 or 334-701-3855


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Auto & Cycle
Services


RUNS GREAT! Trades
Considered. $ 6,950
Call 850-210-4166

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FORD '08 Escape
white, limited
edition, leather int,
loaded, 6disc-CD
player, heated seat
60K mi, $16,295.
Call 334-794-4731


FORD '99 Eipedllion.
3 seats, fully loaded,
157K miles, new
tires, $5,500 OBO
334-845-0519
Ford '99 Expedition
Eddie ,auer 4.4 blue
& Ian. gcod cond.
4.850. 080 334 479.

Honda '03 Santafe
137K m;. Ourgundv.
gq, d c:nd. new tires.
$6.500. 334-449 60'71
Honda '04 CRV LX
Blacik. Eicellent Cond
77.800 mi. Pwr win-
d'W.:w $Oe1)0 N9o6ti:.0 -
Cbe 334-333-22309
Jeep 06 Wrangler,
both tops, AC, auto,
loaded, 22K miles
$17,000 OBO
Call 334-726-1530
Jeep '94 Wrangler
very low miles, alum
alloy wheels, alterrin
tires, new cd player,
new front seats,
black & gold color,
$7,500. OBO
334-792-1994

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Cherokee RUNS
GREAT! Trade;
Considered $2.950
Call 850 210.4166




Lexus 07 RX350
b.mbor.. pearl color.
V6. 4wd. fully loaded.
50k miles. $28.500.
Call 334-333 1824



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Nissan '05 Pathfinder
4X4 Maroon, blk Ithr
MUST SELL! Great
Cond$14,500 Loaded!
360-808-0584
Toyota '02 Highland-
er LTD Exc. Cond.
4WD Lthr. 82K mi.
$11.500 0BO 334-796-

Toyota '05 4Runrier
Limited, 105k milet,
Gold w, tan leather
neared seats. VS.
4WD. sunroof. trailer
ritch, grill guard, JBL
stereo, $15,900 334-
685-6233


Volvo: 07 XC90 SUV
Sport, 8 Cyl 4WD
Loaded, Black Ext/
Black Int 49,000 Miles
$28,500 334-797-7116

Trailers-Tractors

'04 CATAPILLAR TH
350 B, 36FT. TELE-
SCOPE, 702 hrs. like a
Lull. $45,000 firm 334-
886-2150
15 CLUBCAR GULF
CARTS 2066 MODELS
W/08 BATTERIES
$1,750. EA. 678-6568
16' FINISHING MOW-
ER $600. 334-678-6568
40 HP MASSEY FER-
GUSON TRACTOR W/
TURF TIRES. $4,500.
334-678-6568
4430 John Deere w/
cab & air, good cond.
new clutch, good
paint and tires.
$18,000 334-899-3914
t- 5S5C Backhoe
For Sale $13,500
Call 334-886-9003
or 334726.-4661
6X12 encils:,:d tra;ler
dv I idi door dti
door. ,n bcr $19?0"
new :':'nd. 650 933
9228 643..312
6X12 enclosed trailer
w/1 side door & dbl
doors in back $1900
new cond 850933
9225 643.8312
'91 16x56 Trailer SO
breeze :. d.
6(000. 334.616.4 70


Ferguson w/5'disk,
1 set bottom plow &
1 set Covington
planters $3K 797-
6925 or 334-699-1366

Vans J

1999 Ford Winds'or
Van LX, Chestnut c.:.i
or, quad meeting, Ju
al sliding doors, A/C
is 5 yrs old, very reli-
able, needs body-
work, $2800
334-798-0576
Chevy ASTO '97 con-
version Van raised
roof, loaded, new
tires, 51K mi. $9,500.
334-897-2054 or 334-
464-1496
CHRYSLER '06 Town
& C,.urr, .an. Ec
C orO 51tl. sat 7
A C r,.ower. $i'95
OBO. 334 688 5154
Dodge '97 Caravan
Needs Minor Repair
$500 334-596-9273


GMC '5. Conversion
Van. nes A/C, runs
gr. $2500 S & M Au-
1 Sale s 850-774-
91L89 t'-774-9186

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WANTED

And Equ pord.

'Backhoe Pro WANTED Pr- '82
24.000 p':,und capak- To-iota Corolla or SR
ry trailer. $4500. 850.5hatchback r'r r-'6
209.4266 Ford Probe stick
BAT WING MOWER shift. 850-272-4243
(FINISHING) $9,400.
334-678-6568 Trucks-Heavy Duty
Bison '91 Tractor
28hp, runs very good, 501 Frieght Liner FL60
all works, looks great Sport Chasey 4-dr.
too. $2500. OBO 334- leather int. Allision
655-8966 -714-2480 auto trans. 124K mi.
$45,000 334-791-7152
Bushtech Trailer '05 '06 ChevySilverado
Turbo+2 Excellent 0 he i ao
Condition $3500 LS ext cab. 4.8 eng.
334-693-9287 tow package, blue,
33-69-9 no power windows or
Cummings Onan locks only 53K mi.
generator 703 hrs. $12,000. 334-494-0460
85KW 400amp. auto '92 GMC Sonoma V-6
switchrrun; 4 poultry 5-sp. runs great
house$15,000.OBO $1800. OBO 334. 79.
4-40X4:00 poultry/ 768, 334.691-2967
house of Lubing nip-' -
pie drirnkers 334-726- '96 Chevy Silverado:
097 or 334 795 6101 '2500 auto air rrun;
gr-ea $2.00 080
FARM EQUIPMENT IH 334-691 2967
1440 Combine w/ Ch v 9 k- -C
heads $10,000. CAT he 91 C herokee
Dozer D4b & root pickup, lift gate
rakee 8Si.415-0436 $1500 650. 352-4724
:7 "


Ford Tractor 600
NeA pa;nt. Runs
aron'. Must Sell.
S3500 334-797-6925
GOLF FAIRWAY 5
GANG W.'DIESEL MO-
TOR $3.500. 334 678.
6568
GOLF TRI-KING 1900
3 GANG REEL
W. DIESEL MOTOR
$2,500. 334-678-6568
IH 1440 Combine,
Field Ready, Grain
Head and Corn Head.
$9,500.850-415-0438
John Deer 05'48 HP,
full wh. drive, front
end loader, bushhog,
finish mower, disk,
spredder & box blade
$18,200.OBO 798-3352
Less than 1000 hrs
M6040 Kubota Trac-
tor 60hp w/351 hrs,
OHP,4WD, Full Hy-
draulics $20,000; Im-
plements also avail.
334-791-9107

M J20DT14,4w
Kubota loader 12)riD
LA1601 (car[ire)i 3100
hrs. oringin3l tires
50', n dine. luel
tanks ok. REDUCED
$9,995. OBO or trade
for tractor.
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Chevy 91 510Z6 Au
to. 20" cnrome rin-',
new tires. AC. $2b,00
Call 334-691-2987 ,:'r
334.79S.1768





Chevy 93 Silverado
4wd, ext cab, power
windows & Door
$3400 OBO
Call 334-691-2987 or
334-798-1768
CHEVY '96 S-10 Pick-
up, 2.2 letter, 4 cly.,
will sell for parts
$800 334-689-9183
Dodge '06 Dakota
XCAB 4x4 $200 down
$229 per mo. Call Ron
Ellis 714-0028


Dodge '01 3500 Dual
ly, 135K, great cond.,
4 wheel ext, ext., cab,
auto, $12,500. 646-
620-9478 (Dothan)
Dodge 05 Dakota
quad-cab, SLT, 34k
mi, 6 cylinder, full
power, Exc $13,800.
OBO 334-449-1864






DODGE '99,2500 RAM
quad cab, short bed,
6cy turbo diesel,
auto, 4wd, near Two
Egg.170K, $7000.
OBO, 850-557-2627
Ford '014X4 V-10
Reduced Price
single cab, 71K Mi.
$7500 229-220-0456





Ford '02 F250 Super
Duty Automatic.
Triton 5.4 V-8
LIKE NEW! 15,800 mi.
$9,800. 334-790-7959
FORD '02 LARIAT
F250 Diesel, Crew
Cab, 123K miles
$16,000 334-687-9983
Ford 04 Ranger XLT
blue, V6 Sspeed man,
new tires, toolbox,
54k mi, $6800.
Call 334-897-0348




Ford'05 Expedilion
EdJic BIuer .all o'r -
r:'r.,. re, r. i gO.u,;
,:.,,'i 1 ,wr, er
.14.1500 OBO '104
Hw',. m'
33J-:4 441





FORD '07 Explorer
Sport Trac, Limited,
V-8, Fully Loaded,
56K Miles, Blue
$20,500, 334-687-4686
Ford 86 Bronco 2
runs, good body,
4W/D, new parts,
rebuilt engine, $2400
OBO 334-794-5780
Ford '89 Bronco, Runs
grt, lifted, mud tires,
excel. cond. $3500
OBO trade 850-774-
9189/774-9186






FORD P09 F 15,0, 4h,
4x4 Auto, $4,600 or
rea3'.r.ble offer 229-
i3.4 8520. 229 29,-
6171
Ford '93 Ranger ",ver
10(K m;. CD plap-r,
white 'tan ai.,i ng
$35:00 334 6.S 3.14






Ford '96 Ranger
4 .:,. 5 .pee.:d, 75' mi
LIKE NEW! Set up
to tow behind RV.
$3,995. 334-790-7959
Ford '98 F150, great
cond, 165K mi New
Brakes, alternator
and battery.Cold
Air,Elec windows &
door locks.$4800 obo
334-701-7552
K5 Blazer '85 fully re
stored, 450 hp en-
gine, 411 rear end,
1000K mi since re-
stored. $12,900. 407-
353-3629


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South Korea to strengthen its defenses


BY KIM KWANG-TAE
ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEOUL, South Korea -
South Korea's president vowed
Tuesday to turn five islands
along the tense border with
North Korea into "military
fortresses" with jobs for perma-
nent civilian communities,
including those destroyed in a
North Korean artillery attack.
President Lee Myung-bak's
comments came as the chair-
man of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of
Staff flew to Seoul to give reas-
surances of the U.S. commit-
ment to the country's defense,
and as the top diplomats from
the U.S., Japan and South Korea
gathered in Washington in a
show of unity. The diplomats
urged the North to stop its
provocative and belligerent"
behavior and abandon its
nuclear arms program.
Tensions are still high on the
Korean peninsula following the
Nov. 23 North Korean shelling
of Yeonpyeong Island, a tiny
enclave of military bases and
fishing communities along the
Koreas' disputed western sea
border. The attack killed two
South Korean Marines and two
civilians, and reduced many
homes and shops to charred
rubble.
Lee, in comments posted on
his presidential website, said he
wanted to "gradually push to
make (the five front-line Yellow
. Sea islands) military fortress-
es" and to create jobs so local


residents can continue to live
on all of the islands.
Most of the 1,300 civilians
on Yeonpyeong Island have
fled, with many now living in a
public bathhouse that has been
converted into a ref center in
the port city of Incheon.
Lee has been criticized for a
military response to the
shelling that was deemed too
slow and too weak. He has
ordered reinforcements for the
thousands of South Korean
troops stationed on Yeonpyeong
and the four other border
islands, as well as top-level
weaponry and upgraded rules
of engagement.
In Washington, Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton met
Monday with Japanese Foreign
Minister Seiji Maehara and
South Korean Foreign Minister
Kim Sung-hwan. The meeting
was meant to demonstrate a
serious response to recent
North Korean actions, includ-
ing the island shelling and
Pyongyang's announced expan-
sion of a uranium enrichment
capability that the United
States and others see as a defi-
ant and dangerous step.
North Korea wants to restart
international talks on receiving
aid in return for dismantling its
nuclear program, but Clinton
made clear that Washington,
Tokyo and Seoul view a
resumption of talks as tanta-
mount to rewarding North
Korea for behaving badly.
"They need to demonstrate


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In this undated photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, North Korean leader Kim Jong II, center visits the the Kim Chaek Iron and
Steel Complex in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.- AP Photo


a seriousness of purpose in end-
ing their provocations and let
the world know they are now
ready to come to the table and
fulfill the commitments they
have already made," Clinton
said of the North. "All agree


that North Korea's provocative
and belligerent behavior jeop-
ardizes peace and stability in
Asia."
On Wednesday, the South
Korean chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Han Min-


koo, will meet with his
American counterpart, Navy
Adm. Mike Mullen. South
Korean military officials said in
a statement that the two would
assess security on the peninsula
and discuss ways to deter future


Gates see hard-won progress in Afghanistan


BY LOLITA C. BALDOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS

FORWARD OPERATING
BASE JOYCE, Afghanistan.- As
the White House prepares its review
of the Afghanistan war and the likely
start of troop reductions next year,
senior defense leaders say they face a
critical challenge on the eastern
Afghan border where Taliban fight-
ers cross at will from Pakistan.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top
NATO commander in Afghanistan,
told reporters Tuesday that while
there has been some progress in the
east, more work must be done to
counter the Haqqani network, a stub-
born al-Qaida-linked Taliban insur-
gent group operating out of Pakistan.
According to a senior defense
official, Petraeus has already deliv-
ered his assessment of the war's
progress to the White House, which
is preparing a major review of its war
strategy.
The official said Petraeus expects
the review to conclude that the tran-


sition of the country's security to the
Afghans will likely begin next year
as planned, but the pace is still uncer-
tain.
The review is expected to find that
the troop surge ordered by the presi-
dent a year ago has improved Afghan
security, the official said. The review
is also expected to make recommen-
dations on the size of the Afghan
security forces, the official said,
though no details were provided.
Standing Tuesday at the foot of the
craggy mountains just four kilome-
ters from Pakistan, Defense
'Secretary Robert Gates made his
own assessment of the eastern
region's security as he met with U.S.
commanders and troops.
The perils of war were brought
home as he met with members of a
platoon that lost six men late last
month. The soldiers were gunned
down by an Afghan border police
officer.
Maj. Gen. John Campbell, the top
U.S. commander in the eastern
region, said Kunar Province -


home to FOB Joyce -'is probably
the most kinetic province." Troops
dropped nine bombs on Monday
alone. The level of violence there, he
said, was so high that officers ques-
tioned whether it was safe enough to
bring Gates in.
Speaking to a crowd of 325 troops
packed around him, Gates said he
knows the fight is tough, but told the
soldiers they are making a difference.
"We are breaking the momentum
of the enemy and will eventually
reverse it," he said. But he added, "it
will be a while and we will suffer
tougher losses as we go."
The troops face a durable enemy
in the Haqqani network, an insurgent
faction blamed for some of the dead-
liest attacks on coalition forces in
Afghanistan. Campbell said the
group is well-financed and trained,
and moves easily over the border
with heavy-duty explosives.
Despite the tough foe, both Gates
and Campbell told a group of accom-.
panying reporters that the situation is
not grim, and that progress is evident.


The troops may not see the
changes day to day, Campbell said,
but statistics over the past several
months show violence levels drop-
ping around key government and
community buildings in key districts.
And incidents involving roadside
bombs fell by 40 percent.
Petraeus said there has been more
cooperation recently between U.S.,
Afghan and Pakistan forces. Soldiers
are working together at three border
stations, and a fourth will soon open.
U.S. officials have pressed
Pakistan to go after the insurgents,
particularly in strongholds in North
Waziristan. But so far the Pakistani
military has resisted, fueling specula-
tion that Islamabad provides protec-
tion for the Haqqanis, aimed at mak-
ing them useful allies after coalition
forces leave Afghanistan.
Campbell said his goal is to move
his forces into the more populated
Afghan areas, trying to stabilize the
region and win over the populace.
Gates also stopped at Forward
Operating Base Connolly, which is a


bit .southwest of Joyce, and in
Nangahar province.
The unannounced visit is the
10th of Gates' Pentagon tenure. It
comes close on the heels of President
Barack Obama's surprise trip to
Bagram last Friday. Obama's stay
was curtailed by bad weather that
kept him grounded at the base, and
he was unable to travel to Kabul to
meet with Afghan President Hamid
Karzai.
Gates' trip is touted as a holiday
visit to thank some 100,000 U.S.
troops serving in the war. But his
observations and meetings with
Afghan President Hamid Karzai as
well as top U.S. military and civilian
leaders will probably provide crucial
last-minute guidance for the review
of U.S. military policy in
Afghanistan due for completion next
week..
The review ordered by the White
House will gauge whether Obama's
year-old 30,000-troop surge is work-
ing to tamp down the stubborn insur-
gency and train Afghans to take con-


Arab leaders concerned over Iran


BY HAMZA HENDAWI &
BRIAN MURPHY
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ABU DHABI, United
Arab Emirates Leaders
of six U.S.-allied Gulf Arab
nations said Tuesday they
are watching Iran's nuclear
ambitions with "utmost
concern," but also sharp-
ened their appeals to the
West for.a greater voice in
the renewed talks with
Tehran.
The two-day summit in
Abu Dhabi was the first
gathering of the Gulf's
sheiks and monarchs since
leaked U.S. diplomatic
memos displayed their
behind-the-scenes fears of
Iran's nuclear aims, includ-
ing some Gulf leaders
encouraging American mil-
itary action.
The WikiLeaks disclo-
sures, however, also served
to highlight what's been
taking shape for years in
the Gulf: a growing confi-
dence to challenge and try
to influence the strategies
of their Western allies.
The meeting of the Gulf
Cooperation Council -
powerful Saudi Arabia and
its fast-growing neighbors
- appeared to cast off a bit
of its traditional caution
and adopt a harder tone.
The group warned Iran not
to interfere in Gulf Arab
affairs and called on it to
reject "force or the threat to
use it."
But the Gulf leaders are
also flexing their muscles
over the resumption of talks
between world powers and
Iran, which- wrapped up in
Geneva on Tuesday with
plans to meet early next
year in Turkey.
A senior Gulf delegate at
the Abu Dhabi meetings
said the leaders will press
harder for an ongoing
"exchange of information"
with the West and will no
longer be content for a side-


UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
2nd right, walks with Saudi Arabia's Prince Naye bin
Abdul Aziz, 3rd left, and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince
Saud Al Faisal, 4th left, during the 31 st Gulf Cooperation
Council, GCC summit in Abu Dhabi, Monday- AP Photo


line role. The envoy spoke
on condition of anonymity
because he was not author-
ized to speak to media.
The message was clear-
ly spelled out last week by
the United Arab Emirate's
foreign minister, Sheik
Abdullah bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, at a security con-
ference in Bahrain.
"Why do Western coun-
tries think that the Iranian
issue concerns only them?"
he said. "Any solution with
Iran should come from the
region. The GCC states
should'have a role."
Among those attending
the Bahrain conference:
U.S. Secretary 'of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton
and Iran's foreign minister,
Manouchehr Mottaki.
Iran holds frequent mili-
tary drills along the Persian
Gulf primarily to assert
an ability to defend against
any U.S. or Israeli attack on
its nuclear sites but also
sending a message to Arab
neighbors on its southern
doorstep.
The U.S., which keeps
naval forces in the region,
has close military ties with


Saudi Arabia and other
nations on the Arab side of
the waterway and has sta-
tioned missile defense sys-
tems there.
"The Gulf nations aren't
asking to sit at the negotia-
tion table with Iran, but
they are asking to be con-
sulted every step of the way
by. their Western allies,"
said Mustafa Alani, an ana-
lyst at the Gulf Research
Center in Dubai. "Whatever
happens with Iran stares the
Gulf nations right in the
face. They want a say in
how it will play out."
The talks in Geneva
between Iran and six world
powers ended without any
significant shifts and
looked headed for another
tough session in Istanbul.
Iran's chief negotiator,
Saeed Jalili, said the key
international demand -
halting uranium enrichment
- will not be discussed at
the next round.
The West and others
worry that Iran's ability to
make nuclear fuel through
enrichment could lead to
weapons production in the
future. Iran insists it only


seeks the fuel for reactors
for power and research.
In Abu Dhabi, the Iranian
standoff was prominent in
the communique by the
GCC states Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Qatar, Oman and the UAE.
The bloc was created in
1981 partly in response to
Iran's Islamic Revolution
two years earlier and the
fear that it would export its
militant brand of political
Islam to their shores.
The group said it was
following "developments
in the Iranian nuclear file
with the utmost concern."
It also stressed the "impor-
tance of commitment to
the principles of interna-
tional legitimacy and the
resolution of conflicts
through peaceful means."
But the Gulf leaders
also cast Iran as a power
that needs to be carefully
watched.
"It is important that Iran
is committed to the basis
of good neighborly rela-
tions, mutual respect and
noninterference in internal
affairs, resolving disputes
peacefully and not resort-
ing to force or making
threats to use it," said the
communique.
The statement did not
elaborate, but it was allud-
ing to concern among Gulf
Arab leaders about the
growing influence of
Shiite Iran in Iraq, a Shiite
majority nation which
neighbors GCC member
states Kuwait and Saudi
Arabia.
According to the U.S.
memos on WikiLeaks, sev-
eral Gulf Arab nations are
also concerned by Iran's
influence in Lebanon,
where its Shiite ally
Hezbollah has the nation's
strongest military force.
They also complain that
Iran's support to the mili-
tant Islamic Hamas group
in Gaza is hindering efforts


Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak looks aside during
the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem -AP Photo


Israel claims


WikiLeaks distract


US from Mideast


BY TIA GOLDENBERG
ASSOCIATED PRESS

JERUSALEM Israel's
defense minister claimed
Tuesday that the WikiLeaks
crisis was distracting
Washington from efforts to
restart Mideast peace talks.
But the U.S. denied those
efforts were on hold and
countered sharply that per-
haps Israel was distracted by
fighting a wildfire.
Hours later, however, U.S.
officials said they had aban-
doned efforts to reinstate a
freeze on new building in
Jewish settlements in the
West Bank, concluding that
was not the best way to restart
the talks.
Israeli-Palestinian peace
talks restarted in September
after a long hiatus but stum-
bled to a halt three weeks
later after a 10-month Israeli
moratorium on new construc-
tion in West Bank Jewish set-
tlements expired as Israel
said all along it would and
the government refused to
renew it.
Palestinians say they won't
resume talks unless Israel
halts all building in the West
Bank and east Jerusalem -


lands they want for part of
their future state.
The U.S. had been pressing
Israel to renew the moratori-
um in exchange for security
and diplomatic assurances.
It was not clear whether
any other formula was in the
offing to resume the talks.
Ehud Barak told a parlia-
mentary committee that talks
with the American side have
been postponed because
Washington was busy dealing
with the fallout from secret
U.S. diplomatic documents
released on the WikiLeaks
website, as well as with ten-
sions between North and
South Korea.
"For now the matter has
been stopped entirely,
because of the Americans'
lack of attention and concen-
tration," Barak said.
In Washington, State
Department spokesman P.J.
Crowley denied that the U.S.
was holding up the talks.
"The process has not
stopped,"' he told reporters.
"Our efforts are not suspend-
ed."
He pointedly said that per-
haps it was Israel that was
preoccupied with putting out
a huge forest fire that burned L








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CANCUN, Mexico--
U.N. climate talks moved
into their decisive week
Monday with the agenda
dominated by future cuts in
carbon emissions and keep-
ing countries honest about
their actions to control global
warming.
Government ministers
arrived in force to begin
applying political muscle to
negotiations that in the past
week have narrowed some
disputes, but which are likely
to leave the toughest deci-
sions for the final hours of the
193-nation conference on
Friday.
Delegates were feeling
pressure to produce at least a
modest agreement from the
two-week U.N, meeting to
restore credibility to the talks
after the last summit in
Copenhagen failed to agree
on any binding actions to rein
in emissions of global-warm-
ing gases.
"We cannot leave Cancun
empty-handed," warned
Connie Hedegaard, the
European Union's top cli-
mate official.
The conference seeks deci-
sions on establishing a "green
fund" to help poorer nations
rein in greenhouse gases and
to adapt their economies and
infrastructure to a changing
climate; an agreement mak-
ing it easier for developing
nations to obtain patented
green technology from
advanced nations; and pin-
ning down more elements of
a system for compensating
developing countries for pro-
tecting their forests.
"I can see a workable result
that gets decisions across all
the major areas. I can't pre-
dict whether we're going to
get there," said U.S. special
envoy Todd Stem.
New negotiating docu-
ments put on the table oyer
the weekend were generally
well received, despite criti-
cisms of flaws and omissions.
"We have a basis to work
from this week," said
Hedegaard, adding that nego-
tiators need to nail down


mate talks w


I A Ma i Mat. I%
Activists from Via Campesina, an international move-
ment of peasants, demonstrate during the United
Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun.- AP
Photo


ways to ensure that countries
meet their emissions pledges.
Actions by both industrial
and developing countries
must be monitored so that
"they deliver on their prom-
ises," she said.
Falling short of a legal
treaty at last year's summit,
President Barack Obama bro-
kered a political document
with the leaders of China,
India, Brazil and South
Africa, called' the
Copenhagen Accord, which
outlined important compro-
mises.
One breakthrough came
when China agreed to allow
other countries to review cli-
mate actions that received
international financing. At
Cancun, the Chinese went a
step further and said all their
operations, including fully
domestic actions, would be
open to international scrutiny.


But details about how this
would be done remained to
be settled.
Stem listed some of the
remaining issues: To whom
do countries report their
actions? What details need to
be reported? Will a panel of
experts review the data? Will
countries be able to ask ques-
tions?
Xie Zhenhua, China's top
climate official, said the criti-
cal issue was that measuring,
reporting and verification
respects national sovereignty
and involves no punishment
for missing obligations.
Adoption" of the
Copenhagen, Accord was
blocked by a handful of dissi-
dent nations, led by Bolivia
and Venezuela.
In subsequent months,
however, 140 countries
declared their endorsement of
the deal, and 85 of them


rap up
made specific pledges for
reducing carbon emissions.
or at least limiting their
growth, by 2020.
Mexico's deputy foreign
minister, Juan Manuel
Gomez Robledo. said more
countries intend to add their
pledges to the list. And some
that already have submitted
pledges may take "additional
measures," he said.
"There has been a clear
message from some parties,
and that would certainly be
very good news," he told
reporters.
The pledges in the
Copenhagen Accord are
purely voluntary, and are
insufficient to meet the goal
scientists have set to limit the
average global temperature to
2 degrees Celsius (3.8
Fahrenheit) above what it
was before the industrial age
began.
The most troublesome
issue and one that could
still undermine even the lim-
ited ambition envisioned for
Cancun was whether
industrial countries would
agree to further emissions
cuts as spelled out in the 1997
Kyoto Protocol.
Under Kyoto, 37 nations
and the European Union
agreed to cut greenhouse
gases by a total of 5.2 percent
below 1990 levels by 2012.
Those countries are on target
to meet their obligations, but
some of them have balked
about accepting more
mandatory cuts after 2012.
India's environment min-
ister Jairam Ramesh said
developing countries had
three non-negotiable
demands: that developing
countries agree to post-2012
reduction targets, that emer-
gency funds begin flowing to
Africa and the poorest states
facing potential climate dis-
asters, and that Western tech-
nology quickly be extended
to help countries adapt to cli-
mate changes.
Christiana Figueres, the
U.N.'s top climate official,
said backstage efforts' were
under way to finesse the
Kyoto issue. "There is
already an active search for a
medium ground," she said.


Iran's chief negotiator Saeed Jalili gestures during a
press conference in Geneva, Switzerland.Iran and six
world powers ended talks Tuesday with an agreement
to meet again early next year.- AP Photo


Iran agrees


to 2011 talks


n Turkey


BY GEORGE JAHN &
ALI AKBAR DAREINI
ASSOCIATED PRESS
GENEVA Iran and
six world powers con-
cluded talks Tuesday with
an agreement to recon-
vene early next year, indi-
cating Tehran may be
willing to address con-
cerns about its nuclear
program. But Iranian
President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad warned that
unless they lift U.N.
sanctions the six face
failure in the next round.
Diplomats from dele-
gations at the table with
Iran said Tehran made no
commitments to talking
about U.N. Security
Council demands that
Tehran freeze uranium
enrichment which has
both civilian and military
uses.
"We didn't get any-
where on substance," said
one of the officials. "It
was an exchange of
views."
A senior U.S. adminis-
tration official, in a simi-
larly sober assessment,
said: "Our expectations


for these talks were low,
and they were never
exceeded."
Iran's chief negotiator,
Saed Jalili, also sought to
dampen expectations.
"I am telling you clear-
ly and openly that halting
uranium enrichment will
not be discussed at the
Istanbul meeting," he told
reporters.
But the diplomats said
Jalili did not object when
the six powers, the
United States, Russia,
China, Britain, France
and Germany, brought up
concern over enrichment
during two days of talks
that ended at midday
Tuesday. The fact that the
Iranians did not dismiss
such international wor-
ries led to the decision to
agree to a second round,
said the three officials,
who asked for anonymity
because the information
was confidential.
"As expected the talks
were not a breakthrough
but a beginning was
achieved," German
Foreign Minister Guido
Westerwelle said in
Berlin.


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