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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
Publication Date: February 9, 2011
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 )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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


County gets courthouse update

BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER county commission's regular first-of-the-
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The Jackson County Commission on
I ucsday saw a three-dimensional model of
the renovations to the county courthouse
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mncnts are made.
Construction on the roughly $1 million
project should begin in late spring, if
everything stays on schedule.
Architect Paul Donofro Jr. showed the
electronic model from all angles at the


The model reflects the latest modifica-
tion of the designs. The roof design has
changed from the original renovation plan.
Donora pointed out to the board.
The existing low-pitch roof, which
appears to be nearly flat, was always
expected to have a more pronounced pitch
in the renovation, but it has been elevated
even more than initially envisioned,
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This is an architect's rendering closely resembling the latest design for improvements
to the Jackson County Courthouse facade. Image Courtesy of Donofro and
Associates


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, ,Cottondale


Summer Hayes, a fifth-grader at Cottondale Elementary School, will be representing Jackson County this Saturday at the Big
Bend Regional Spelling Bee in Tallahassee. Mark Skinner/Floridan


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER
Summer Hayes is a fifth grader, but she
reads at a 12th grade level.
The Cottondale Elementary School stu-
dent will have to call upon her estimable
command of language this Saturday, when
she competes in the Big Bend Regional
Spelling Bee.
It will begin at 11 a.m. Central time atI
the Aquilina C. Howell Instructional
Services Center on Pensacola Street in
Tallahassee.
If she prevails there, Hayes will travel to
the nation's capital in May to compete in
the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Hayes. who turned 11 last month, is the
spelling champ at her school, and for the
district. Her win at the district bee earned
her a place in the regionals.
At district, she won on the word "fertilize."
Hayes said she expects to be a bit nerv-


ous in front of all those people Saturday;
she had some butterflies at the district bee.
But she said her supporters helped her stay
calm and focused.
She just kept her eyes on her dad, Gill
Anderson, her grandparents, Deborah and
Lee Payne, her great-grandmother, Vemell
Payne, her Aunt "Shell," and her reading
teacher, ,Theresa Martinez. Her runner-up
from the school-level competition,
Miciaih Wooden. was also there at district
to cheer her on.
Several members of her support team
will go to the competition in Tallahassee,
as well. Hayes said she is taking along a
special item to help give her confidence.
Above all else, she's studying the word
list she and other competitors were given.
She said she's running into unfamiliar
words, but she's working her way through
the list with the help of her team at home.
It's leaving her precious little time for
other things; she's reading spelling lists


more often than she's reading her beloved
books.
She doesn't have as much time to spend
with her three dogs, Gizmo, Ike and Girl.
She doesn't have as much time to work
on her jigsaw puzzles.
But thanks to one of her best friends,
she's always got a puzzle piece with her.
At Saturday's bee, she'll-be wearing a
necklace that a friend gave her for
Christmas. The metal puzzle piece, embla-
zoned with the word "Friend," has been on
a chain around her neck since she got it.
Hayes loves putting together jigsaws,
and is working on a 1,000-piece puzzle.
It's a picture of horses-.
Riding and caring for her quarter horse
"Big Red" is another of her favorite activ-
ities she's had to cut down on a bit in
preparation for the bee. Perhaps her inter-
est in horses may help her in the contest,
should she be called upon to spell e-q-u-e-
s-t-r-i-a-n.


look to take

over county

water, sewer
BY MORGAN CARLSON
FLORIDAN STAFF WRITER
The cities of Marianna and Cottondale are
looking into taking over ownership and oper-
ations of the county's water distribution and
wastewater collection systems at the U.S.
Highway 231 and Highway 71 interchanges.
According to Marianna City Manager Jim
Dean; over the last year the county and city
have been looking into ways to consolidate
services and save taxpayers money. One of
the topics discussed was Marianna and
Cottondale taking over the water distribution
and wastewater collection systems owned by
the county. The county only has water and
sewer utilities in these twvo locations.
According to Rick Pettis with Melvin
Engineering, the county established the
water system years ago to support business-
es at the U.S. Highway 231 and Interstate 10
interchange in Cottondale.
At the time, the businesses were well out-
side the Cottondale city limits, and it would
have been difficult for Cottondale to justify
extending the lines. The county put in a
water system; but instead of building a sewer
plant,, the county extended Cottondale's
sewer lines to the businesses near the inter-
state. Those sewer lines belong to the coun-
ty, Pettis said.
This is the same situation in Marianna.
The county owns the water system near the
interstate and.operates a wastewater collec-
tion system. The wastewater is pumped to
the city for treatment for a "substantial chunk
of change," Dean said.
Operating a sewer and water system is
expensive, Dean said. The county maintains
staff to serve probably 80 customers, where-
as the cities of Marianna and Cottondale
would be able to spread expenses over their
large customer bases, Dean said.
In last week's Marianna City Commission
meeting, Dean, told the commissioners that
without a detailed analysis it appears the
acquisition of these utilities would be "finan-
cially feasible and beneficial for the city."
Cottondale City Clerk Karen Cook was at
the City of Marianna meeting and said
Cottondale is interested in looking into this.
At Tuesday's county commission meet-
ing, the topic was brought up for discussion.
The county commission indicated it wanted
to study the financial more. Commissioner
Jeremy Branch wanted to find out what the
cities are offering in terms of compensation.
Dean said he would talk to County
Administrator Ted Lakey in the next few
days to schedule a meeting and see how to
move forward.
Lakey could not be reached for comment.


Library looking for volunteers


BY MORGAN CARLSON
Fi ORIDAX STAFF WRITER

The Jackson County Public Library is
. i ..; training workshops for those inter-
ested in tutoring people in basic literacy.
The library needs volunteers who can
teach people how to speak English, and
who also can teach basic computer
skills, math and writing.
Most of all. the library needs "people
with a heart for helping and mentoring
others," said Literacy Coordinator Ann
Bryan.
The six-hour training session will be
the biggest chunk of time volunteers
will have to give. After training, the


library offers support to volunteers and
does ongoing training and in-services.
Once library volunteers are trained,
they are paired with students. Learners
and volunteers set up a couple of hours
a week to meet up for tutoring.
Students come from all walks of life.
Bryan said people would be surprised to
learn the number of people in the area
who are trying to learn English. There
are people who come to the library to
learn basic skills. Whether they lost a
job. are having trouble communicating
with their doctor or want to be able to
read their Bible better, the needs vary.
Bryan said tutoring is rewarding for
everyone involved.


Becky Pittman, a staff member and
volunteer at the library, said teaching is
rewarding and fun for her. Pittman reg-
ularly teaches basic computer skills.
She said she wants everyone to know
about the computer, because this is the
technology age. She helped a Jackson
County business owner learn how to use
the computer to help his business. Now
the man is able to look online for equip-
ment on his own, Pittman said.
Pittman said it makes her feel "fan-
tastic" when people learn from her.
They get excited and it makes her excit-
ed. she said.
For information, contact Ann Bryan
at 482-9124.


Becky Pittman helps a patron with a computer question
at the Jackson County Public Library in Marianna
Tuesday. The library will be having a workshop to teach
volunteers how to tutor adults in basic literacy skills as
well as English to speakers of other languages. Mark
Skinner/Floridan


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Wednesday, Feb. 9
The 26th annual Northwest Florida Beef
Conference and Trade Show is at the Jackson
County Extension Service's Ag Conference Center,
2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna. Registration
$5 per person, payable at the door) and Trade
how open at 8 a.m. Lunch provided. The Beef
Conference is an annual University of Florida
Extension educational program for beef cattle pro-
ducers in the tri-state region of Florida, Alabama
and Georgia. R.S.V.P. to Jackson County Extension
Service, 482-9620.
AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation and
e-filing to low- or middle-income persons (with
emphasis on seniors over 60) at the Jackson
County Agriculture offices, 2741 Pennsylvannia
Ave. in Marianna, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
and Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Appointments
only. Call 482-9620.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chipola College business instructor Lee Shook
and student volunteers provide free tax prepara-
tion and free electronic filing for individual tax
returns only Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 'to 2 p.m.,
through early April. Other times may be scheduled
by appointment (call 718-2368). For faster
refunds, bring a personal check with routing infor-
mation.
Chipola College retirees (faculty and staff) will
meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch in the Chipola College
cafeteria in the faculty dining room (instead of the
usual place). Retirees may bring a guest. Retirees,
R.S.V.P. by Feb. 7 to 718-2264.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 12-1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
One Stop Career Center offers the free skills
workshop, "Budgeting Stretching Your Dollar,"
3-4 p.m. at 4636 Highway 90 in Marianna. Anyone
looking to improve workplace skills is welcome.
Call 718-0456, ext. 114.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Grand Ridge School, 6925 Florida St., Grand
Ridge, presents a Black History program at 9 a.m.
in the school gym, with guest speaker Attorney
La'Dray Gilbert.
St. Anne Thrift Shop, 4287 Second Ave.,
Marianna, is having its February Sale: Half-price
women's/children's shoes and women's purses;
buy one, get one free on women's/children's
clothes; and select cups/glasses, four for 50 cents.
Shop hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Emerald Coast Hospice hosts Valentines Trivia
and Relaxation at the Jackson County Senior
Center in Marianna at 10 a.m. Test your knowledge
about the holiday and love, and learn some simple
ways to relax and stretch. Call 526-3577.
Networking Healthcare Professionals' monthly
luncheon meeting is 11 a.m. at the Gazebo Coffee


MARIANNA POLICE
The Marianna Police
Department listed the fol-
lowing incidents for Feb. 7
the latest available report:
Two accidents with no
injury, one suspicious per-
son, two highway obstruc-
tions, one burglar alarm,
one panic alarm, eight traf-
fic stops, one follow up
investigation, three dog
complaints, one car in a
ditch, one fraud reports,
two assists of other agen-
cies, three public service
calls, two fingerprints
taken, one patrol request,
and one threat/harassment
complaint.


Shoppe & Deli in Marianna. Lunches are Dutch
treat. This month's organization spotlight: Select
Specialty of Panama City. Call 850-674-5464.
Jackson County Library' Board convenes a
workshop at 1:30 p.m. in the Jackson County
Commission chambers. Agenda items include an
upcoming fundraiser and other projects. Public
welcome.
Marianna's Gathering Place Foundation con-
ducts line, ballroom and singles' dance classes at
3 p.m. each Thursday. Donations accepted; pro-
ceeds fund area charitable endeavors. Call 526-
4561 for class location.
. Marianna Lions Club Pancake Supper 4-7 p.m.
at Jim's Buffet and Grill; $5 donation. Call 209-
2016 or contact any Lions Club member. Proceeds
benefit Chipola scholarship, local projects.
AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation and
e-filing to low- or middle-income persons (with
emphasis on seniors over 60) at the Jackson
County Agriculture offices, 2741 Penn Ave. in
Marianna, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and
Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Appointments only.
.Call 482-9620.
Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board Inc. convenes an executive committee
meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the Workforce Board com-
munity room. A general meeting follows at 6 p.m.
Call 800-382-5164.
The Chipola River Greenway Support Group
meets, 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission cham-
bers of Marianna City Hall, 2897 Jefferson St.
Those interested in protecting the Chipola River
and promoting conservation and eco-tourism are
encouraged to get involved. Call 482-2786.
Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees convenes
a Building and Grounds Committee meeting at
5:30 p.m. in the hospital board room.
The Town of Grand Ridge will hold its regular
monthly council meeting at 6 p.m. in the Grand
Ridge Town Hall. Public welcome. Call 592-4621.
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, Feb. 11
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for the
Goodwill Industries Career Training Center and
expanded store in The. Oaks Shopping Center,-
4741 Highway 90 East, Marianna; refreshments
start at 8:30 a.m., ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Public
welcome. Call 832-7938 or 482-8060.
One Stop Career Center offers the free skills
workshops, "Employ Florida Marketplace," 10-11
a.m., and "Business Etiquette," 3:15-4:15 p.m. at
4636 Highway 90 in Marianna. Anyone looking to
improve workplace skills is welcome. Call 718-
0456, ext. 114.
Today is the registration deadline for the


JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County
Sheriff's Office and
county Fire/Rescue y_
reported the following -
incidents for Feb. 7 the ,4
latest available report .
(Some of these calls
may be related to
after-hours calls taken on
behalf of Graceville and
Cottondale Police
Departments): One drunk
pedestrian, two abandoned
vehicles, four suspicious
vehicles, four suspicious
incidents, three suspicious
persons. one information
report, three highway


obstructions, two fire and
police responses, one resi-
dential fire, one power line
down, 21 medical
"7" calls, one traffic crash,
-2- two burglar alarms,
E one robbery alarm,
VlI one fire alarm, seven
traffic stops, one crim-
inal mischief com-
plaint, two papers served,
three civil disputes, two tres-
passing complaints, two dog
complaints, one sex offense,
one assist of a motorist or
pedestrian, two assists of
other agencies, five public
service calls, two criminal
registrations, two transports,
one threat/harassment com-


University of Florida/Jackson County Extension
Service 2011 Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Program, a 54-hour course designed for those
interested in becoming a Master Gardener
Volunteer. Program runs Feb. 16-April 13 in
Marianna. Cost: $150 per person (discount avail-
able for couples taking the course together). Plant
knowledge helpful, but not required. Call 482-9620
or stop by 2741 Penn Ave., Suite 3, in Marianna.
CelebrateRecovery 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.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Family Game
Night Friday begins at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall,
at 4362 Lafayette St. across from Video
Warehouse; park in the back. Bring a game, if you
wish, and snacks or drinks to share with your
table. Call 482-2431.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8-9
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
Saturday, Feb. 12
The City of Chattahoochee, Chattahoochee
Rotary Club and Running Moms Inc. present The
Chattahoochee Smoochie inaugural 5K Run, start-
ing at 9 a.m. EST (registration at 8 a.m.) at the
Angus Gholson Nature Park, 400 Park St. (off
Morgan Ave behind Woman's Club) and end at the
same location. Race proceeds benefit Rotary
Youth Camp Inc. and Running Moms charities.
Call 209-8391 or 663-4475. Registration: $15 by
Feb. 7, $20 after.
*Afree ESOL Basic Literacy Tutor training work-
shop is offered, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the confer-
ence room of the Jackson County Public Library,
2929 Green St., Marianna; no foreign language
skills/teaching experience necessary. Pre-registra-
tion required; call 482-9124 or e-mail literacyco
ordlc@jcplfl.org.
Charles Carman Pierce will demonstrate por-
trait painting techniques following The Artists
Guild of Northwest Florida monthly meeting,
which begins at 9 a.m. at The Russ House, 4318
Lafayette St., Marianna. Public welcome. Free
admission. Call 526-5977.
An orientation meeting for families interested
in partnering with Jackson County Habitat for
Humanity to build a house begins at 10 a.m. in the
First United Methodist Church Youth Center on
Caledonia St., Marianna. Call 482-2187.
Jackson County Master Gardeners present the
'Gourds for Birdhouses' workshop, 10 a.m.-12
p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office, north
entrance, room B, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna.
Cost: $15 per person (light lunch included).
Registration at 9:30 a.m.; lunch is 12-12:30 p.m.
Space is limited; early registration recommended.
Call 482-9620.


plaint and one counterfeit
money report.

JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY
The following persons
were booked into the county
jail during the latest report-
ing period:
Larry Simmons, 51,
4801 Dean Road, Marianna,
violation of state probation.
Timothy O'Neal, 28,
4341 Deering St., Marianna,
violation of conditional
release.
Chasity Jackson, 19, 203
Boo Roberts St., Quincy, no
valid driver's license.


Nathina Whitiker, 28,
1707 London St., Dothan,
Ala., violation of conditional
release.
Steve Bajek, 51, 2466
40th Ave., North St.
Petersburg, violation of con-
ditional release.
Eddie Williams, 26,
5339 Pine St., Graceville,
violation of county proba-
tion.

JAIL POPULATION: 205

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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Literacy Week winners


Sneads Elementary School recently held a Florida Literacy Week Book Cover Contest. The top three winners in each grade
are, from left, front row, Katelyn Stone, Daymon Merritt, Taylor Tolbert, Clara May, Lane Ozbum-Tyus and Austin Bolan;
and second row, Konnor Johnson, L. J. Brown, Madelyn Goodson, Mdrissa Baxter, D'Angelo Manbeck, J. T. Wilson and
Emily Floyd. Not pictured: Kayla Edwards and Rushi Patel. Contributed photo




Sixth annual Wine Tasting set


SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDAN
The historic Russ House
is the backdrop to learn
more about wines and their
origins at the Annual Wine
Tasting hosted by the
Marianna Rotary Club and
the Jackson Hospital
Foundation Inc. Back for
its sixth year, the event is
scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 and promis-
es to be a nice night out in


Marianna to show your
valentine a good time,
while benefiting the com-
munity.
Wine has held a special
place in customs, diets and
social gatherings. It even
plays a role in some reli-
gious activities, as religions
around the world use it in
certain sacred ceremonies.
Local Marianna
Rotarians hand-select the
wines and serve as wine


stewards at each of the
sampling stations. An array
of heavy hors d'oeuvres
will be paired with the vin-
tages.
All proceeds from this
event will go towards the
advancement of the hospi-
tal and its health care serv-
ices. Jill Miller, executive
director of the Jackson
Hospital Foundation Inc.,
invites all to participate.
"The Annual Wine


Tasting is an event not to be
missed as it is the first
event in the Foundation's
-fitdraising year," Miller
said. "This event typically
sells out, so get your tickets
early."
Tickets are $75 per cou-
ple or $37.50 per person
(must be 21 years of age).
Make plans to attend by
calling the Jackson
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718-2601.


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Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 3A


USDA announces


dates of upcoming

checkoff referendum


SPECIAL TO THE FORIDAN
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has finalized
procedures for the upcom-
ing referendum on the con-
tinuation of the Sorghum
Checkoff Program, and is
announcing the dates it will
conduct the referendum.
For the program to con-
tinue. the Sorghum
Promotion, Research. and
Information order requires
that a referendum be con-
ducted no later than three
years after the start of
assessments, which began
on July 1, 2008. The order
requires a simple majority
vote in the referendum for
the program to continue.
USDA will conduct the
referendum Feb. 1-28, at
local Farm Service Agency
offices for producers, and
the Agricultural Marketing
Service office, referenced
below, for importers.
Ballots may be obtained in
person, by mail or facsimi-
le at county FSA offices, or
via the Internet at
www.ams.usda.gov/sorghu
mpage.
Any eligible person
engaged in the production
of importation of sorghum
from July 1, 2008, to Dec.
31, 2010, is eligible to par-
ticipate. Individuals are
required to provide docu-
mentation such as a sales
receipt or remittance form
that shows they engaged in


the production or importa-
tion of sorghum.
The Sorghum Checkoff
Program, and its 13-mem-
ber board, is authorized by
the Commodity Promotion
Research and Information
Act of 1996. The mandato-
ry program is funded at the
rate of 0.6 percent of the
net market value on grain
sorghum and 0.35 percent
of the net market value of
sorghum forage.
Sorghum Checkoff is a
national, coordinated, self-
help marketing program
designed to strengthen the
position of sorghum in the
market place, maintain and
expand existing domestic
and foreign markets and
uses for sorghum, and
develop new markets and
uses for sorghum.
The final procedures
were published in the Nov.
18, 2010, in the Federal
Register. The notice
announcing the dates of the
referendum were published
in the Jan. 4, 2011, Federal
Register.
For more information,
contact Kenneth R. Payne,
Chief, Marketing
Programs, Livestock and
Seed Program, AMS,
USDA, Room 2628-S,
STOP 0251, 1400
Independence Ave., SW,
Washington, DC 20250-
0251; by calling 202-720-
1115; or faxing 202-720-
1125.


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Wiregrass Woodturners
will host the second annual
Woodtuming Show and
Expo in the Stokes Activity
Bam at Landmark Park, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 19.
The show will be free,
with paid gate admission
and will include demonstra-
tions of woodturning,


including power turning and
the spring pole lathe. Bowls,
vases, pens and pencils,
Christmas ornaments and
other handmade products
will be on sale at the event.
Vendors will also carry
lathes, tools and other
woodtuming-related prod-
ucts. A drawing for a small
lathe will also be held at the
show.
The show is hosted by the


Wiregrass Woodtumers will host the second annual
Woodtuming Show and Expo at Landmark Park in Dothan,
Ala., on Feb. 19. The event will feature woodtuming
demonstrations and vendors selling tools and decorative
handmade items. Contributed photo


Wiregrass Woodturners, part
of the National Association
of.Woodturners. The nation-
al organization has about
35,000 members nation-
wide, with 25 to 30 local
members. The Wiregrass
Woodturners meet at
Landmark Park on the first
Saturday of each month for
a business meeting and turn-
ing demonstration. These
meetings are open to


the public.
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Park is $4 for adults, $3 for
kids and free for park mem-
bers. Landmark Park, home
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EDITORIAL


wwwJCFLORIDAN.com


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Publisher. Valeria Roberts


Managing Editor: Michael Becker


Our Opinion





Here we



go again


Last year, Jackson County mobilized to
prevent the possible privatization of one
of the state prisons here. The argument
was that handing over the operations of
the prison to a private contractor would
result in fewer, lower-paying jobs.
Now that Gov. Rick Scott has unveiled
his budget proposal, it's not the prisons
that face privatization, but rather Sunland
and the Florida State Hospital.
Again, the arguments against privatizing
them are the same and private contrac-
tor who takes them over will probably cut
staff and wages.
Given the kinds of spending cuts the
state is contemplating somewhere in
the region of $4 billion the governor's
proposal has a certain air of inevitability
to it. It is unlikely that privatization of
some, if not most, of the state's facilities
in Jackson County can be put off forever.
That means our state representatives
need to ensure that, if privatization can't
be avoided, at least staffing and pay levels
need to be more or less maintained. With
the economy now well into a jobless
recovery, the last thing Jackson County
needs is more residents being added to the
ranks of the unemployed. Lower salaries
will also mean lower spending, with the
ripple effects working their way through-
out the county's economy.
Part of the "bargain" that was struck
was that Jackson County would take all
the state facilities that no one else wanted
in their back yard. In return, the state
would provide jobs to an area that needed
them. And while we recognize the state's
need to cut spending, the state's taxpayers
still have something of an obligation to
this area for agreeing to host the prisons
and other facilities that those taxpayers
didn't want near them.
Things are about to get interesting.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A week for school support staff

Dear editor,

Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed the
week of Feb. 711 as Student Services
Week. It is also National School
Counseling Week.
Jackson County's Director of Student
Services, Shirl Williams, has alerted prin-
cipals and administrators of this recogni-
tion period.
School counselors and career special-
ists, school nurses, school social workers,
school psychologists and career education
staff who provide supportive programs
and services will be honored across the
county.
Parents and community stakeholders
are encouraged to send greetings and well
wishes to Student Services personnel in
their schools.
It certainly takes all of these people to
run an efficient school system. We appre-
ciate all of our Student Services person-
nel.

Lee W. Miller
Superintendent of Schools
Jackson County,



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Jeb Bush: What's in a name?


BY KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ

When Rep. Mike Pence of
Indiana decided to announce
recently that he isn't going to
run for the Republican nomina-
tion for president and instead
is likely to run for governor of
his state you would have
thought, from the reaction in
some quarters, that he had com-
mitted the ultimate act of
betrayal. At least one senior
longtime Republican political
aide thought that Pence had
somehow let down his princi-
ples and his country by not tak-
ing a chance on the presidential
race. Folks on the Pence for
president bandwagon were in a
deep funk. "Seriously, who else
do we have?" one asked me.
"Unless something miraculous
happens and we get an unex-
pected gift candidate."
Another GOP stalwart agreed:
"Sad to-say, but at a time when
we need someone with guts, like
Reagan in '76, challenging an
incumbent president of his own
party, or Rubio staying in the
Florida Senate race when he
was 40 points down to Crist, we
get political calculation and per-
sonal ambition." Poor Mike
Pence! Let's remember, the con-
gressman has young kids and
other options, and the
presidency was a gamble.
While I appreciate these hard-
working political veterans' early
assessments of the field of
potential candidates and their
efforts to draft fresh candidates
to energize people, I think
they're down way too early. It's
a big country, filled with poten-


tial candidates. Some of them
are ready and willing to run, and
some have very familiar names:
One of the latter happens to
be named Bush. Later this
month on MSNBC, Chris
Matthews will host a special
presenting Bill Clinton as
"President of the World," talking
about Clinton's global charity
work since being out of office.
In that spirit, consider this my
pitch for a Fox News special:
"Jeb Bush, Governor of the
Country," a model of conserva-
tive leadership in and out of
office. In his post-gubernatorial
life, the former chief executive
of Florida a bit of a policy
wonk and activist on education
- has been working with
school officials, businessmen
and policymakers to translate
his Florida achievement into
progress for our schools
nationwide.
At National Review, we cur-
rently have a cover story on the
man, calling him a "can-do con-
servative reformer." That applies
to his time as governor as well
as what he's been doing since
he left office in 2007. Education
reform is a signature issue and
one of his primary passions.
And as John Miller explains in
his piece for NR, Bush led
Florida from the bottom of the
states in education rankings to
the top five. "Taxes and regula-
tion are important, but long-term
prosperity is all about the quali-
ty of education," Bush tells my
colleague. On his multi-
pronged, difficult approach, one
education expert comments: "It
shows that compassion is not


about how much money you
spend but about the results you
get and these are great
results."
Now, Jeb Bush isn't feeling
too willing at the moment, when
it comes to a presidential run.
And though I've been around at
least one member of Bush's
family who was encouraging of
the idea, his mother, the former
first lady, recently announced
that the American people may
be officially "Bushed out" on
the presidential level.
But the truth of the matter is,
in conversations with folks from
Washington and grassroots
activists, Bush's name keeps
coming up. "If only," they'll say.
If only his name weren't Bush.
A third President Bush would
just be overkill. It's an anti-elit-
ism thing. It's supposedly a
fatigue thing. But even George
W. Bush is more popular than
he was upon leaving office. He's
a best-selling author: As Sarah
Palin's detractors love to point
out, he even, for weeks on end,
kept her second book, "America
by Heart," from the No. 1 spot
on the New York Times best-
seller list, with his "Decision
Points."
One longtime fan with a close
working knowledge of the for-
mer governor suggests he could
be talked into at least the num-
ber-two slot on a ticket: "I think
he'd definitely take the VP nod."
He'd be a hometown favorite in
2012, when the Republican con-
vention will be held in Florida,
"and he'd carry the state and be
an asset with Catholics and
Hispanics, and would help the


Republicans a lot on the
fundraising and policy side."
But I'm not necessarily going
to be in a funk if Jeb doesn't
change his mind and'run -
because he's not the only quali-
fied conservative with real-life
experience out there. Arguably
the most far along organization-
ally might be former
Pennsylvania senator Rick
Santorum, who has hired staff in
New Hampshire. Listen to him
any Friday morning, when he's
sitting in the guest-host chair on
Bill Bennett's Salem radio
show, and you are reminded
how smart he is about policy
and Washington, after having
successfully led the effort to
reform welfare under Bill
Clinton, as a freshman
congressman.
A successful record won't be
a liability on the road to the
White House in 2012. Which is
why former Massachusetts gov-
ernor Mitt Romney is seriously
looking at running again,
despite much discussed real and
perceived liabilities. He's got
both business and chief-execu-
tive political experience, valu-
able commodities, especially
right now, especially in 2012.
There is talent out there.
There is leadership. Don't be
quick to dismiss a perfectly
qualified and impressive candi-
date. Question the conventional.
And while that someone "mirac-
ulous" could appear, beware the
"wow" candidate. Records mat-
ter. Success matters.
Workmanship matters. With
those credentials, a familiar
name ought not be a liability.


Can an Arab country achieve democracy?


BY MORTON KONDRACKE

On the one hand, you have to
cheer the massive outpouring of
demand for democracy in
Egypt. On the other hand, you
have to keep your fingers
crossed.
For the past 50 years, popular
demonstrations have led to
expanded freedom more often
than not in India after World
War II, but not in Pakistan; in
civil rights progress in the
United States; in Spain and
Portugal in the 1970s; in much
of Latin America, the
Philippines and Eastern Europe
in the 1980s, culminating in the
collapse of the Berlin Wall.
But, then, we have the exam-
ples of Iran in 1979, where
street protests brought in a bru-
tal theocracy, and the
Tiananmen Square massacre
that China's rulers committed in
1989 to keep themselves in
power.
I used to be a journalistic
democracy-chaser. I was in
Portugal amid the "Carnation
Revolution" of 1974. Then-
Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger told me and other
reporters traveling in Eastern
Europe that the country was


headed "down the drain" toward
communism.
But in Portugal, the then-U.S.
ambassador and later Defense
Secretary Frank C,arlucci said
that was nonsense, that Portugal
wanted to be a democracy. And
he was right. It was a thrilling
moment.
I also was in South Korea in
1987, gas mask at the ready, the
day dictator Chun Doo Hwan
yielded to the students and
U.S. pressure and declared
there would be free elections. It
was another thrilling moment.
Also when Nicaraguan dicta-
tor Daniel Ortega agreed to free
elections and lost. (Of course,
he got re-elected in 2007.) And,
of course, when the Soviet
empire collapsed.
But then. there was Iran in
1979. I1 was there in the lull
between the first mass demon-
strations in 1978 and the final
crescendo at the end of the year,
when the shah was trying to
institute reform and survive.
The U.S. embassy thought he'd
make it. He didn't.
The bottom line is that Egypt
could go any which way to
free elections and real democra-
cy, as the Obama administration
and most Egyptians and


Americans want; or to repres-
sion by dictator Hosni
Mubarak's regime, enabling
him to hand over power to a
chosen successor, or to all-out
chaotic revolution or Islamic
fundamentalist rule.
Which it might be is anyone's
guess, but this fact has to be
faced: If Egypt succeeds in the
transition from authoritarian
rule to stable democracy, it
would be the first Arab country
to do so.
The Arab world has benevo-
lent monarchies Morocco and
Jordan but they are not true
democracies. Lebanon is a
democracy, but it is unstable,
and the terrorist group
Hezbollah is now the dominant
force in government .
Iraq has had free elections,
but the country may yet
descend again into sectarian
civil war or revert to strong-man
rule.
At U.S. urging, the
Palestinian Authority held a free
election in 2006. It was won by
the terrorist faction Hamas.
whereupon the result was can-
celed except that Hamas vio-
lently seized power in Gaza.
President George W. Bush
declared, while defending the


invasion of Iraq, that there was
no reason Arab countries could
not be democratic. He suggest-
edit was bigoted to say
otherwise.
There's clearly nothing genet-
ic about the absence of democ-
racy in the Arab world, but
there may be something cultural
or developmental. It took
Europe centuries to become sta-
bly democratic, finally arriving
fully in the 1990s. Russia isn't
there yet. Africa is far behind.
At a program Wednesday,
experts at the Washington
Institute for Near East Policy
said that the key to Egypt's
future lies with its army, the
country's most respected institu-
tion, but said it appeared uncer-
tain what to do and that time is
running out for a decision.
-The institute's director,
Robert Satloff, said the evi-
dence suggested President
Barack Obama made his "bold"
statement Tuesday calling for a
"transition ... now," believing
that the army was on the verge
of action.
But on Wednesday, the mili-
tary stood by as pro-Mubarak
thugs assaulted pro-democracy
demonstrators in a clear effort
to sow chaos.






Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, February 9, 2011 5,A


Chipola Regional Arts Association promotes the arts
SPECIAL TO TE FoRIDAN
The Chipola Regional
Arts Association recently
donated $8.500 to Chipola z
College in support of the
college's outstanding Artist
Series, and the children's
arts programming that is .4
brought into Chipola
District schools.
CRAA is a volunteer arts
group with members from
Jackson, Holmes. Calhoun, V
Liberty and Washington
counties. It promotes thie
arts within the five-county
district.
In February, CRAA will
begin their annual fundrais-
ing campaign for the 2011-
12 academic year. CRAA"4
projects include mini-
grants to area school teach-
ers in the arts, arts scholar-
ships to Chipola students,
children's arts program-
ming in district schools, a
complimentary arts calen-
dar of district arts events,
and monthly arts-related '1
programming to which the
public is invited.
For information about Chipola Regional Arts Association members and guests display their art work, created in less than 30 minutes,
CRAA, contact Anita Price under the direction of Debra Menacof of Outside the Lines Art Studio, who presented a drawing workshop/pro-
at pricea@chipola.edu or gram at a recent CRAA meeting. From left are Muriel Turner, Dr. Jerry Kandzer, Anita Price, artist Debra Menacof
call 718-2277. and Matthew Anderson. Contributed photo


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Chipola Regional Arts
Association President Dr.
Jerry Kandzer, right, pres-
ents two checks totaling
$8,500 to Chipola College
President Dr. Gene Prough.
The CRAA recently donated
the money to Chipola
Collea, in support of the
schools Artist Series and
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Dillon Frascona; and back row, Amber Henley, Donel Jeffers, Sha'Ron Martin and Jeremy Watson. Not Shown:
Christian Tindall. Contributed photo


Jackson Alternative School

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Jackson Alternative
School recently announced
.its Students of the Month
for January. To become the
student of the month in each
classroom, the student has
to show improvement either
behaviorally and/or aca-
demically. The complete
criteria are done on a room-
to-room basis. The follow-'
ing students met their


room's criteria for the
month:
Elementary-Middle
School, Center for the
Advancement of Children's
Learning and Alternative
Choices Education:
Maquiria Dixon, Elijah
McElroy, MaKayla Monday
and Robert Zeledon.
-' High School, CACL,
ACE, and Credit Program
Recovery; Dillon Frascona,
Zynisha Garrett, Amber


Henley, Kelly Hill, Donel
Jeffers, Sha'Ron Martin,
Jasmine Sorey, Christian
Tindall and Jeremy Watson.
Jackson Alternative
School reports that the fol-
lowing number of students
finished their respective
programs and either chose
to stay with JAS or went
back to their home school:
CACL, 10 students; ACE,
21 students; and CPR, six
students.


Bookmobile on the road again


With repairs
complete, the
Jackson County
Bookmobile
resumes its
regularly
scheduled stops
today. For more
information
about
Bookmobile
schedules and
services, call
209-4970. -
Mark Skinner/
Floridan


Women's firearms course set


SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDAN
Chipola College will
hold an eight-hour
Firearms Familiarization
course for women only,
Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., at the
Reddoch Firing Range on
the Blue Springs Highway.
Although successful
completion of the course
may be used in applying
for a concealed weapons
permit, women who sim-
ply want to learn to shoot
are also welcome. Students
may bring personal
weapons, but these should
be left in the vehicle until
requested by instructors.
Only .38, 9mm, and .40
caliber ammunition will be
provided. College weapons
will be utilized for most of
the course, but students
will be allowed to shoot
their own weapons at some
point during the course.
Registration and pay-
ment of the $100 fee must
be completed in advance.
Class size is limited. Use


of a weapon and ammuni-
tion are included in the
cost of the course.
For information, call


Chipola College
Doris Williams by phone
at 718-2394 or with an e-
mail to williamsd@chipo
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School leaders: Scott plan would mean layoffs


BY BILL KACZOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS

TALLAHASSEE Gov.
Rick Scott's proposal to slash
public school spending by at
least $300 per student, and pos-
sibly much more, will mean lay-
offs and steep cuts in transporta-
tion, art, music, athletics and
extracurricular activities, educa-
tion and teachers union officials
said Tuesday.
They said the layoffs als6
would lead to violations of the
Florida Constitution's class size
limits.
Even some lawmakers who
advocate state spending reduc-
tions were stunned by the depth
of Scott's education cuts.
"With a 10 percent reduction,
I do know our (school) districts
are probably feeling a little bit
panicky," said Rep. Marti Coley.
The Marianna Republican,
who chairs the House
Prekindergarten- 12
Appropriations Subcommittee,
said writing an education budget
based on the governor's figures
"may be very challenging."
Scott on Monday rolled out a
proposed $65.9 billion budget
for the fiscal year beginning
July 1 that would cut overall
state spending by $4.6 billion
while chopping taxes and fees
by $1.7 billion.


Education, including public
schools, colleges and universi-
ties, would bear the brunt of
Scott's spending cuts by taking a
$3.3 billion hit.
His plan for primary and sec-
ondary schools calls for spend-
ing $6,196 per student, a reduc-
tion of $703, or 10 percent.
The new Republican gover-
nor, though, said per student
spending could go up to $6,600
- still a $300, or 4.3 percent,
cut by requiring teachers and
other school employees to con-
tribute 5 percent of their salaries
to their retirement plan, saving
school districts more than $519
million, and a one-time infusion
of federal cash.
Florida's schools last fall
received nearly $555 million
from a federal jobs bill, but it
must be spent on salaries in the
current budget year. State offi-
cials, though, have urged school
districts to use it to supplant. and
save state and local dollars for
2011-12. The Department of
Education is conducting a sur-
vey to find out how much
Florida's 67 school districts
expect to save, but it will not be
completed until later this month.
Even at $300 per student,
Scott's proposal would lead to
layoffs and program cuts, said
Wayne Blanton, the executive
director of the Florida School


Boards Association.
"I don't think we'll be trans-
porting as many students: par-
ents are going to have to take
those responsibilities." Blanton
said. "I could virtually tell you
art and music are going to be on
the chopping block everywhere.
and they are going to be gone."
Scott dodged reporters' ques-
tions on how his proposal would
affect schools after addressing
the Florida Chamber of
Commerce on Tuesday. Instead,
he defended his spending and
tax cuts as needed enticements
for businesses to create more
jobs in a state with a 12 percent
unemployment rate.
"I think we've got to do the
best we have with all the money
we have to do a great job with
education and get people back to
work," Scott said. "Everybody's
got to figure out how to do more
with less. I believe our schools
will do a good job."
Blanton questioned how lay-
ing off teachers will create jobs.
"We need to come to a better
understanding with the gover-
nor's office on how important
education is to help create jobs,"
Blanton said. "We shouldn't be
laying people off during the
time we're trying to attract busi-
ness to Florida."
Scott's proposed cuts caught
many school officials by sur-


prise because just days earlier he
had said: "We're going to keep
the school budgets the same."
"Now. he seems to have a
more nuanced view on that."
said Mark Pudlow. a spokesman
for the Florida Education
Association, the statewide
teachers union.
At a news conference Monday
in Tallahassee. Scott denied he
had flip-flopped, saying his no-
cut promise applied only to state
funds and not S872 million in
federal stimulus dollars that
expire after this year.
Public schools also would
lose $867 million in local prop-
erty tax revenues that are part of
the .statewide funding formula
due to Scott's proposed tax cut
and falling real estate values.
Hillsborough County School
Superintendent MaryEllen Elia
said her district, which includes
Tampa, has prepared to lose the
stimulus dollars.
"We have been planning, with
that and working very hard to
weather that," Elia said. "This is
beyond that."
She said her district already is
running on a tight budget due to
past spending cuts.
"There are very, very few
places that we in Hillsborough
can see that would not affect stu-
dents in the classroom," she
said. "It's a very, very serious


"Everybody's got to

figure out how to do
more with less. I
believe our schools
will do a good job."
-Gov. Rick Scott

concern of ours."
Pudlow and other union offi-
cials say Scott's proposal to
make state and local government
employees, which includes
teachers, contribute to the
Florida Retirement System
amounts to a 5 percent pay cut.
"This whole thing is really
trying to pay down the state's
debt on the back of public
employees," said Pat Santeramo,
president of the local teachers
union in Broward County.
The Republican-controlled
Legislature last year -put a pro-
posed amendment on the ballot
to loosen class size requirements
but voters rejected it.
Blanton said legislation is
being drafted to make the limits
more flexible without changing
the constitution but schools still
would have difficulty complying
under Scott's budget proposal.


Cold's effect on pythons


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI Scientists say
last year's prolonged cold
snap reduced the number of
pythons, which threaten
native life, in the Florida
Everglades but not as
much as they hoped it
would.
A total of 322 pythons
were captured in the park
last year, but that was just a
10 percent drop from 2009,
said David Hallac,
Everglades National Park's
biological resources chief.
"That actually shocked
me," Hallac said. "We
couldn't believe how many
snakes were coming in. At a
minimum, I was thinking
maybe a 50 percent drop."
The January 2010 cold
snap was the coldest 12-day
stretch since the 1940s,
according to the National
Weather Service.
Temperatures in the
Everglades never rose


above 50 degrees during
that time.
At least 244 manatees
were killed by cold, leading
to a one-year record for
total deaths, according to
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Service.
A plunge in ocean tem-
peratures killed off corals in
shallow waters from
Biscayne Bay. through
much of the Florida Keys
and left hundreds of sea tur-
tles dead or stunned and
sick. The 100-plus carcass-
es of rare North American
crocodiles represented
about 10 percent of the
coastal population.
Peter Frezza, Everglades
research manager' for
Audubon of Florida .in the
Keys, counted roughly
90,000 dead snook'over the
course of about a dozen
trips across Florida Bay and
into the Everglades. Snook
fishing remains restricted
on the Gulf Coast, in


V


was less than expected


"We couldn't believe how many
snakes were coming in."
-David Hallac,
Everglades National Park's biological
resources chief


Monroe County and in
Everglades National Park.
Scientists had hoped the
cold weather would help
control the spread of
Burmese pythons and other
exotic species that pose
ecological threats to South
Florida's native plants and
wildlife. Exotic fish such as
Mayan cichlids and spotted
tilapia experienced die-offs
during the cold snap, but
canals and other, warmer
refuges have sheltered
enough of the fish in past
freezes to maintain the pop-
ulation, said Kelly Gestring,
director of the FWC's Non-
Native Fish. Research
Laboratory in Boca Raton.


"It's probably going to be
a temporary reduction,"
Gestring said.
Pythons are continuing to
show, up in the Everglades,
scientists said. ,
"Right now, the numbers
aren't all that different,"
said Everglades National
Park biologist Skip Snow.
"We're finding them in the
same places we've been
finding them."
A 15-foot-long female
was found in the park in
March, weeks after the
freeze. Water managers
bagged a 13 1/2-foot-long
male Burmese python in a
west Miami-Dade County
canal last week.


Navy base helps kids

learn math and science


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENSACOLA NAVAL
AIR STATION -
Pensacola Naval Air
Station is, celebrating the
graduation of 100,000 stu-
dents from a Navy pro-
gram started in 1994 to
help elementary school
children with math and sci-
ence.
Through the STAR-


BASE-Atlantis program,
Navy bases partner with
nearby elementary schools
and help the schools with
special science and math
projects.
As part of a ceremony
Tuesday, leaders of the
Pensacola Navy base and
students from Jim Allen
Elementary School in
nearby Cantonment will
launch model rockets.


Mom of ejected kindergartener

vows to fight for other students


BY COLLEEN WIXON
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE

WEST PALM BEACH
- The mother of. Alex
Barton, who was voted out
of his kindergarten class in
2008 in St. Lucie County,
Fla., said Monday the legal
battle has ended with a set-
tlement for her child. But
she's still fighting to make
sure other children are not
harmed in their classrooms.
"I want parents not to
fear the (school) district,"
Melissa Barton, said. "My
son is not the only one.
He's not the only case. I
want to be sure this abuse
ends."
Alex was 5 in May 2008,
when his kindergarten
teacher encouraged his
classmates to vote whether
they wanted him to stay in
their class at Momningside
Elementary in Port St.
Lucie. They voted 14-2
against his remaining. The
child had had disciplinary
issues.
The case attracted
national attention. Teacher
Wendy Portillo was sus-
pended for one year with-
out pay but has since been
returned to a St. Lucie
County classroom.
Melissa Barton filed suit


in August 2009 against the
St. Lucie County School
District, Portillo and the St.
Lucie County Classroom
Teachers Association. A
$350,000 settlement was
reached in November, but
not approved by the U.S.
District Court judge until
last week. The settlement,
with interest, reaches about
$427,000, including a
structured payout for Alex,
now 8, when he reaches 18.
Barton held a news con-
ference this week at the
office of her attorney, Paul
Sopp.
She said the teachers
association was brought
into the lawsuit because the
union allegedly threatened
legal action when Alex was
being placed in another St.
Lucie County school.
Vicki Rodriguez, union
vice president, denied the
charge. "This organization
never, ever threatened to
sue anyone," she said.
Barton referred to a
March 2009 e-mail that the
Northport K-8 principal
sent to the district's
Exceptional Student
Education director. It said
teachers were prepared to
invoke the Teacher
Authority Act, which
allows them to remove dis-
ruptive students from class-


Sex offender sweep a

success in Panhandle


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LYNN HAVEN -
Officials say 26 people
were arrested during a
weeklong, multi-agency
sex offender sweep in Bay
County.
Between Jan. 31 and
Feb. 4, officials paid unof-
ficial visits to 307 sexual
offenders in this Florida
Panhandle county.
Bay County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen said the
objective of 'Operation
jSafe Child' was to make


sure everyone was follow-
ing the rules. He said the
most common charge was
failure to register as a sex
offender, but pornography
was discovered on the
computers of several sub-
jects. Authorities also
found three weapons, a
mobile meth lab and mari-
juana during the sweep.
The sheriff said war-
rants were issued for eight
sex offenders who were
not living at their listed
address.


rooms.
"The concerns have also
included questions of the
litigation involving Alex as
well and 'unwanted' stu-
dents sent to Northport
when other schools refuse
to take them," the e-mail
said.
This e-mail references
teacher concerns about the
impact one more student
would have on her class-
room, not about keeping
Alex out of the class,
according to a Sept. 13
Summary Judgment the
union filed with the courts.
The union was pulled
into an existing lawsuit and
couldn't allow itself to be
left alone to absorb the cost
if the district settled,
Rodriguez said.
"Unfortunately, it's less
costly to settle a lawsuit
than it is to litigate and win
.a lawsuit," she said.
Portillo was not a union
member at the time of the
classroom vote. She said in
her deposition she became
a member in August or
September 2009.

Colleen Wixon writes for
Scripps Treasure Coast
(Fla.) Newspapers, The
Stuart News, Fort Pierce
Tribune and Vero Beach
Press Journal.


DCF Sec. visits
site of children's
courthouse
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI David
Wilkins, the newly appoint-
ed secretary of the
Department of Children
and Families, says Miami's
new children's courthouse
will offer a holistic way to
help victims navigate the
intimidating legal process.
The new children's
courthouse will replace the
outsized juvenile justice
center and will also provide
space for support agencies.
The facility is slated to
open in 2013 or 2014.


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Too early to tell if Giffords can attend launch


BY AMANDA LEE MYERS AND
RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
ASSOCIATIiE PRI.LS

PHOENIX It's too early to
tell whether Arizona Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords could attend
her husband's space launch in
two months, her doctor said
Tuesday, as many in Arizona
paused to mark one-month since
a gunman's deadly ambush of her
supermarket meet-and-greet.
Astronaut Mark Kelly
announced last week he'll lead
the space shuttle Endeavor's final
voyage, a two-week mission to
the International Space Station
leaving. April 19 from Cape
Canaveral, Fla. Kelly said he
expects wife, who was shot in the
forehead, to be well enough to
see him off.
But Dr. Gerard Francisco said
doctors would have to decide on
a variety of medical issues for
that to happen, including whether
Giffords can fly, how much assis-
tance she would need and how
much noise she can tolerate.
"I think it's a good goal for us
to work towards," said Francisco,
the head of Giffords' rehabilita-
tion team at TIRR Memorial
Hermann hospital in Houston.
The hospital said it is not provid-
ing detailed updates on Giffords'
progress at the family's request,
including whether she is able to
speak or if she's been told about
the shooting.
By appearances, Tucson has
largely returned to normal since
six people were killed in the Jan.
8 attack. Massive makeshift
memorials to the victims have


been dismantled and boxed in
locked storage for a future per-
manent memorial. The grocery
store has reopened.
But the 13 survivors are strug-
gling with their injuries arid the
emotional scars left behind.
Susan Hileman, 58. who sur-
vived three gunshot wounds, was
holding 9-year-old Christina
Taylor Green's hand when the
shooting erupted. Christina was
killed.
"People come up and hug me
and I just start bawling," Hileman
said. "And they feel so bad for
making me cry but my husband
says, 'It's all right, it's what we
do these days.'"
A luncheon was set to raise
money for one of several funds
set up to help the victims on
Tuesday.
In Phoenix, the family of a
Giffords aide killed in the attack
joined lawmakers to call for a
new state law to ban large-capac-
ity magazines like the one used in
the rampage.
Gabe Zimmerman's fiancee
said she supports the right to own
a gun, but said Jared Loughner,
the 22-year-old Tucson man
charged in the shooting, clearly
intended to kill many more peo-
ple.
"One month ago today my life
was changed forever," said
Kelly O'Brien. "Something
good must come of this tragedy.
This must not be allowed to
happen again."
The bill faces a difficult road to
passage at the Republican-led
Legislature, which has a strong
record of supporting gun rights.


"We have the capability of
stopping the carnage of any of
these future event, at 10 bullets
instead of 31." said Rep. Steve
Farley. who represents Tucson.
'"That's a commonsense bill."
But gun rights advocates said it
would not have prevented the
tragedy.
"I think it's wrong-headed.
misguided. unconstitutional, and
I don't think it will have any
chance of passing out of this leg-
islature. much less than being
heard." said John Wentling. a lob-
byist for gun rights group called
Arizona Citizens Defense
League.
A second piece of legislation
would require educational insti-
tutions and public agencies to
notify health authorities about
terminations, expulsions and sus-
pensions resulting from violence
or threatening behavior. That bill
has bipartisan support.
Loughner was booted out of
Pima Community College
because of behavior that campus
police considered disturbing. He
was told to get a mental health
evaluation or not return.
Some lawmakers say they're
comporting themselves with new
restraint and respect amid
increased bipartisanship.
"Things have changed," said
state House Speaker Kirk Adams,
a Mesa Republican who, on the
Jan. 10 opening day of the leg-
islative session, said he prayed
that the Legislature and society
would be more attuned to respect
and value.
"The relationships on an indi-
vidual basis between the majority


In this undated file photo provided by the office of Rep. Gabrielle
Giffords, Giffords, left, is shown with her husband, NASA astro-
naut Mark Kelly. There are hints that astronaut Mark Kelly will take
a shuttle into space in April. That would mean leaving his wound-
ed wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to continue her rehab work with-
out him for at least a few weeks. Scott Kelly, also an astronaut, said
his brother would decide "fairly soon" whether to fly the space
shuttle mission in April. AP Photo/Office of Rep. Gabrielle
Giffords, File


and the minority are better,"
Adams said. "We're communi-
cating a lot. We're cooperating on
everything that it's possible to
cooperate on."
Two Democratic leaders
offered somewhat differing
assessments.
House Minority Whip Matt
Heinz said he was finding
Republicans receptive to work on
several policy' issues in the ses-
sion's first month.
"I certainly feel a sense of
more unity, and it's not so much


us versus them," he said.
But Tucson Democrat Rep.
Steve Farley, the chief sponsor of
the gun-magazine bill, said he
thinks that the shooting is now
fading for many lawmakers, par-
ticularly those from other parts of
the state.
"When I come up 1-10, it's
almost like it never happened,"
said Farley, referring to the major
interstate freeway that links
Arizona's capital city with
Tucson. "In Tucson, we're still in
the middle of it."


Appeal heard in ex-FBI agent Fla. murder case


BY CURT ANDERSON
AP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER

MIAMI Defense attorneys
argued Tuesday that a former FBI
agent's conviction in the 1982
mob-related killing of a garnbling
executive should be tossed out
because the agent never touched
the murder weapon.
There was a four-year statute
of limitations on prosecuting
someone for second-degree mur-
der at the time of the killing,,
though that time limit can be
voided by the involvement of a
gun. Because John Connolly had
no direct connection to the gun in
the case, his 2008 conviction can-
not stand, the former agent's
attorney Manuel Alvarez told a
state appeals court
"You have to allege physical
possession of the firearm during
commission of the felony,"
Alvarez told a three-judge panel
of the Third District Court of
Appeal. "We don't have that in
this case. We all know John


Connolly did not shoot anybody."
Connolly was 1,500 miles
away when a hit man gunned
down 45-year-old John Callahan
in South Florida, but prosecutors
successfully argued at trial that
information he provided to mob-
sters led to Callahan's death.
Connolly, 70, was convicted of
second-degree murder in the
killing of Callahan by a hit man
linked to Boston's Winter Hill
Gang. Its chieftains include
James "Whitey" Bulger a 16-
year fugitive on the FBI's most-
wanted list and Stephen "The
Rifleman" Flemmi, who is
imprisoned and testified against
Connolly. Flemmi said Connolly
tipped the mobsters in a phone
call weeks before the slaying that
Callahan was likely to become an
FBI informant against tfie gang.
Prosecutor Joel Rosenblatt said
that Connolly, as an FBI agent,
was almost certainly armed when
he made that phone call and that
the crime culminating in
Callahan's 'shooting began at that


moment. They contend that pos-
session of any gun by Connolly,
including his FBI service
weapons, overcomes the statute
' of limitations.
Citing trial testimony,
Rosenblatt quoted Connolly as
telling the gangsters that if
Callahan "spills the beans, we are
all going to prison for the rest of
our lives." They were concerned
that Callahan would tell investi-
gators about their involvement in
the 1981 killing of an Oklahoma
businessman.
Two of the appeals judges
appeared sympathetic to the pros-
ecutors. Judge Leslie Rothenberg
said the jury in Connolly's trial
found that he was a "principal" in
. the slaying and therefore just as
guilty as the admitted hit man,
John Martorano, and the two
Winter Hill leaders who ordered
the killing.
"The jury found that he was a
part of that homicide,"
Rothenberg said. "The state says
that this was an ongoing offense


"You have to allege physical possession of
the firearm during commission of the felony.
We don't have that in this case."

-Manuel Alvarez,
attorney


until the trigger was pulled."
The body of Callahan, presi-
dent of World Jai-Alai, was found
stuffed in the trunk of his
Cadillac at Miami International
Airport in August 1982. Trial tes-
timony showed that Connolly
was in Massachusetts when
Callahan was slain; Connolly
wasn't indicted in the case until.
2005.
Connolly, once a highly deco-
rated Boston FBI agent, is serv-
ing time in a North Carolina fed-
eral prison for a corruption con-
viction stemming from his deal-
ings with the Winter Hill Gang.
He is scheduled for release on


,June 28, 2011, but would imme-
diately begin serving a 40-year
sentence in the Florida murder
case if his conviction stands.
The judges did not indicate
when they would 'rule, but such
cases typically take months after
oral arguments. Whichever side
loses also could 'appeal to the
Florida Supreme Court for a final
decision.
Martin Scorsese's 2006 film
"The Departed" was loosely
based on the Winter Hill Gang,
with Matt Damon playing a
crooked cop and Jack Nicholson
as an Irish-American gangster
similar to Bulger.


Dad says slain Tampa teens knew they were loved


BY ANGELA K BROWN
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


FORT WORTH, Texas -
Two Florida teenagers
police say were shot to death
by their mother lived their
lives with purpose by help-
ing others, their father said
Tuesday at a memorial serv-
ice in Texas.
Army Col. Parker
Schenecker was in Qatar
when he learned that his 16-
year-old daughter Calyx and
13-year-old son Beau had


been found dead in their
Tampa, Fla., home Jan. 28
- and that his wife was
accused in their slaying.
"I know my children were
loved. They knew they were
loved," Schenecker told
more than 500 mourners at
the Christ Chapel Bible
Church in his hometown of
Fort Worth. "Now we all
must go forward to honor
them with love and respect
for each other."
No one who spoke at the
memorial mentioned the


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The top of the roof wil
be about six feet higher
than originally planned.
This was largely an aes
thetic decision, he said, tc
give the roof more visibili-
ty from the street and tc
give it a more tradition
appearance.
The overall improve-
ments will help improve
drainage off the roof. The
design of the roof retains a
lower profile pitch along
the roof's first 10 feet, then
a metal inset begins, this
section pitching much
more noticeably. The
design creates a gutter thai
will easily route rainwater
to the storm drain system,
rather than letting it wash
to the edge of the roof and
drip down the sides of the
building. The measure is
expected to increase the
longevity of the roof. The
existing roof is nearing the
end of its lifespan,
Donofro said.
A storage room, a stair-
way tower and framing
will occupy the space
around the highest section
of the roof.
The money for the proj-
ect came from a series of
state allocations set aside
for rural courthouses.


1 The architect has also
r added other elements to
create a more unified look
- between the courthouse
and the rest of the down-
- town area.
The grounds around the
I courthouse will have brick
pavers in the aprons lead-
- ing from sidewalk to the
courthouse. That has
always been part of the
a renovation plan, Donofro
Y said. Brick veneer will be
i added to the large existing
s planter bases situated
i along the perimeter of the
courthouse, and masonry
t walls will support a central
r staircase being added to
the wide steps that lead up
to the doors of the court-
house.
Donofro also added to
his design some brickwork
around a handicapped-
access area that the county
requested after initial
design was done. All the
brick elements are expect-
ed to closely match the
brick Marianna added to
its sidewalks downtown a
few years ago.
Jackson County
Administrator Ted Lakey
said county staff has met
once with the contractors
who want to build what


teens' mother, Julie Powers
Schenecker, who remains
jailed without bail on
charges of first-degree mur-
der after telling detectives
she killed her children for
being "mouthy."
She also did not appear in
any of the dozens of photo-
graphs flashed across two
large screens that showed
Calyx and Beau growing up
- as babies on the beach, as
youngsters hugging relatives
and as teens laughing with
their friends.


Donofro has designed.
He said a basic contract
has been negotiated that
will give the company, Ajax
Building Corporation, a
percentage of the guaran-
teed maximum price.
Lakey expects to present
the contract to the com-
mission for consideration
at its next meeting two
weeks from now.
Donofro said a working
estimate is around
$950,000, but added that
some elements have yet to
be figured into the total.
Some of those include the
removal and reinstallation
of a lightning protection
system, the brick around
the handicapped accesses.
and the services of a tree
surgeon who will advise
the construction team on
how to best treat the oak
trees that will have to be
cut back to protect the
courthouse.
Before construction
team can take over.
Donofro said he still has to
finish some fine-tuning of
construction details related
to mechanical engineering
elements, plumbing. roof
drain issues, and electrical
lighting.
He estimates it will take
45 to 60 days to complete
his work. and that con-
struction could start in
May.


SC police get tips on mom of

baby found in toilet at arena


BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
-AssOCIATED PRESS

GREENVILLE. S.C.
The weekend discovery of
a newborn baby in a toilet
at a: South Carolina arena
has prompted scores of
people to call authorities
with tips about the moth-
er's possible identity and
offers to adopt the child.
Police in Greenville
hadn't identified the
child's mother on Tuesday,
but were fielding tips and
examining security video
from the downtown Bi-Lo
Center that hosted thou-


sands for a circus perform-
ance Friday night.
The six-pound boy
found in a toilet had
hypothermia when a
cleaning crew found him
no more than two' hours
after he was born in the
public bathroom.'
Sgt. Jason Rampey of
the Greenville Police
Department said he had
not gotten an update on the
health of the child, except
that "he is surviving" since
he was admitted to
Greenville Memorial
Hospital in critical condi-
tion.
Officials put out a plea


for help from the public to
help identify the mother
and child after investiga-
tors were unable to find
the mom among thousands
of circus-goers captured
on surveillance video.
"We've gotten a number
of tips," Rampey said.
"We're still following our
leads as they come in."
Authorities.are also get-
ting ifiquiries about adopt-
ing the newborn, Rampey
said.
Callers who ask about
adopting the child have
been referred to the state
Department of Social
Services.


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Alyne Pitman

Alyne Pitman, 88, of Ma-
rianna died Monday, Feb.
7, 2011, at North Florida
Medical Center in Gaines-
ville.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel of Marianna.


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Earl White

Mr. Earl White of the
Bethlehem community of
Marianna departed this life
on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in
Dothan, Ala.
Mr. White was a member
of the Bethlehem African


Methodist Episcopal
Church, and he retired
from the International Pa-
per Company.
The funeral service will
be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
12, at the Bethlehem Afri-
can Methodist Episcopal
Church, with the Revs. Mi-
chael Jones and Matthew
Ewing officiating. Inter-
ment will be in the church
cemetery.
Vann Funeral Home is in
charge of the service.
Mr. White will lie in re-
pose at the church, from 10
a.m. until time for the serv-
ice.
Left to cherish his memo-
ries are Mr. White's daugh-
ter, Deprenia W. Young of
Dothan; and his son,
Therrion D. White of Silver
Springs, Md.


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BY SCOTT MAYEROWTTZ
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NEW YORK Business
travel is bouncing back.
U.S. companies are fore-
cast to spend 5 percent more
on travel in 2011 than they
did last year a sign of con-
fidence in the economy that
is giving a boost to airlines,
hotels and rental-car compa-
nies. That's double the
growth rate from 2010,
which followed two years of
decline.
Last year's bump in busi-
ness travel companies
spent an estimated $228 bil-
lion helped U.S. airlines
post their first collective prof-
it in three years. And profits
are rising at hotel chains like
Marriott and Hyatt and
rental-car companies like
Avis and Hertz.
Perhaps the most telling
sign of a rebound, industry
officials say, is the return of
corporate retreats. They
had all but vanished during
the recession, part of an
effort by businesses to
avoid the appearance of
extravagance at a time of
government bailouts and
rising unemployment.
Executives sending their
workers back on the road say
travel is critical to their com-
panies' success.
"You need to have face
time," says Robert P. Genco,
vice president of operations
for Synopsis, a Silicon Valley
company that makes soft-
ware for microchip manufac-
turers. Synopsis cut its travel
budget by about 60 percent
during the recession. Now
's nearly back to a pre-
ecession level,. with sales-
men and top executives visit-
ing old and new clients in
China, India and Japan.
Elyria Foundry, an Ohio
manufacturer of metal parts
for the wind turbine, natural
gas and mining industries,
has been sending engineers
and salesmen on the road
again to let customers know
they are important.
U.S. economic output
returned to its pre-recession
level in the fourth quarter of
2010, and the economy is
forecast to grow faster in
2011. But spending on busi-
ness travel isn't expected to
return to its pre-recession
level until the middle of
2013, says Michael W.
McCormick, executive
director of the Global
Business Travel Association.
That's partly because com-
panies are asking employees


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In this file photo taken Feb. 19, 2008, business traveler
Brian Shenberg, a salesman from Chicago, checks in at the
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif. Business travel is
bouncing back. U.S. companies are forecast to spend 5
percent more on travel in 2011 than they did the year
before a sign of confidence in the economy that is giving
a boost to air ines, hotels and rental-car companies. AP
Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file


to travel frugally.
The average cost per trip in
the first quarter is forecast to
be $538, 6 percent below the
same period in 2008, accord-
ing to the business travel
association.
Corporate travel managers
are asking employees to
spend fewer nights on the
road, stay at less expensive
hotels, rent smaller cars and,
in some cases, book cheaper
flights that aren't nonstop.
The companies are also
asking more of their travel
providers. For example, trav-
el managers are asking hotels
to throw in free breakfast,
Internet, parking and gym
use, says Best Western CEO
David T. Kong.
In 2009, business travelers
spent $222.7 billion, the low-
est level since 2003, accord-
ing to the business travel
group. That year, the largest
U.S. airlines lost a combined
$3.4 billion.
The travel industry's suc-
cess has always been tied
closely to the economy and
corporate spending. By and
large, business travelers are
more concerned with 'con-
venience than price, making
plans at the last minute.


That's in contrast with leisure
travelers, who try to book far
in advance to secure the best
deal.
Now that the business trav-
eler is back, the industry is
reaping the benefits.
The average price of a
domestic round-trip ticket
before taxes climbed to $350
last year, 12 percent higher
than in 2009. Over the same
period, the number of fliers
on U.S. airlines rose about 4
percent.
Hotel occupancy climbed
nearly 8 percent last yegr,,
according to hotel research
firm STR Global. However,
average nightly rates have
remained flat at around $98
because more rooms are
available than needed, the
result of overbuilding during
the boom years.
Rental-car demand grew
by nearly 2 percent in first
three quarters of 2010, the
most recent period for which
data are available. That
allowed Hertz, Avis Budget
Group and Dollar Thrifty
Automotive Group to earn a
combined $179 million dur-
ing that period, compared
with a loss of $39 million the
year before.


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CHICAGO Attorne\s for Rod
Blagojevich filed a pretrial motion
Tuesday seeking what they claimed was
missing evidence in the impeached
Illinois governor's corruption trial.
including records of a phone call
between a Blagojevich aide and then
White House chief of staff Rahm
Emanuel.
The motion claims the telephone con-
versation took place just a day before
Blagojevich's December 2008 arrest on
charges that include allegations he
sought to sell or trade the appointment to
President Barack Obama's vacated
Senate seat for personal gain.
The motion says details of that conver-
sation could bolster a defense contention
that Emanuel, who has not been accused
of any wrongdoing, was willing to help
with a political deal in which
Blagojevich would have named Illinois'
attorney general to the seat.
But the call between Emanuel and then
Blagqjevich chief of staff John Harris is
not among hundreds of transcripts of
secret FBI wiretaps recorded before
Blagojevich's arrest. The defense motion
points only to circumstantial evidence
that it even happened, including a refer-
ence in a White House transition-team
report from after the arrest that said
Emanuel had "about four" conversations
with Harris.
The defense was given records of only
three conversations, according to the
motion.
"The fourth and final phone call is the
call that is mysteriously missing," it
adds. "Piecing together multiple docu-
ments after the first trial, Blagojevich
uncovered the fact that the December 8th
phone call ... took place."
A spokeswoman for the U.S.
Attorney's office in Chicago, Kim
Nerheim, declined any comment on the
motion.
Emanuel, in the midst of a campaign to
replace Chicago Mayor Richard Daley,
downplayed the importance of the court
filing.
At a campaign stop Tuesday morning,
he said that a White House transition
team conducted a "comprehensive
review" in 2008 and found "nothing
inappropriate or any deal making" in his
contacts with Blagojevich's staff regard-
ing the senate seat.
He said at the time he was asked by the
transition team to propose a list of four
possible candidates for the seat, which he


In a July 21, 2010 file photo former
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at
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Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich have filed a pretrial motion
Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011 asking a federal
jud e to order prosecutors to produce
evidence they claim is missing. AP
Photo/M. Spencer Green/file
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report noted "about four conversations"
and a conversation about the attorney
general.
"That's all in the report from two years
ago," he said.
Blagojevich faces 23 charges at his
April retrial, after jurors at his. first trial
last year agreed only on one of 24 counts
and convicted him of lying to the FBI.
Both prosecutors and defense attorneys
have been ordered to file all pretrial
motions by next week.
The defense's latest filing comes just
two weeks before the vote in the mayoral
election. Emanuel has a considerable
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BY DUSTIN KENT

T he Cottondale Hornets
overcame a slow start to
take a 48-45 win over the
South Walton Seahawks on
Monday night in the first
round of the District 2-2A
tournament in Bonifay.
The Seahawks jumped
out to leads of 9-0 and 13-2
in the first period. The
Hornets then stormed back
to cut it to a 17-15 deficit
through one.
Cottondale went ahead


29-26 at the half, and
extended the edge to 38-32
going into the fourth quar-
ter.
South Walton had one
last run to come, however,
cutting the lead to just a
point, at 46-45 with the
basketball, in the final
minute.
But the Hornets were
able to come up with a
defensive stop, and Clifford
Canty's breakaway lay-up
in the final seconds effec-
tively ended the game.
Jeremie Glover scored


12 points to lead the
Hornets, with Darien
Pollock and Trestin White
each adding 11.
"I thought we played
hard for the most part. but
give South Walton some
credit," Cottondale coach
Chris Obert said. "They
came ready to play. which
we knew they would. It's
hard to beat someone three
times, especially someone
with the size and shooting
ability of South Walton.
"They've been kind of
hot lately in winning a few


Cottondale's
Jacquez Walker
shoots against
the South Walton
Seahawks
Monday night in
Bonifay during
the District 2-2A
Tournament.-
Mark
Skinner/Floridan


in a row. so we knew we'd
have to be ready to play. I
thought they played
extremely hard. (South
\Wltoni coach (John)
Davies had them ready to
play."
The Hornets had strug-
gled in recent games
against Holmes County
and Malone; a strong
showing in a close loss to
Marianna in the regular
season finale gave the
Hornets some positive
See HORNETS, Page 2B >


Moving


on


up


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The Pirates' Taylor Dunham stretches to grab the ball during fielding practice Tuesday in Sneads.- Mark
Skinner/Floridan


Improved Pirates eye top of district


BY DUSTIN KENT
Fi.OIDAN\ SI'ORTS EDITOR
Despite the losses of
some key seniors from last
year's team, the 2011 ver-
sion of the Sneads Pirates.
will look to climb their way
towards the top of a deep
District 2-2A this season.
Sneads finished' 12-14
last season, losing a one-
run game to South Walton
to be eliminated from the
district tournament.
Key players such as
Bubba Carpenter, Jerry
Bamburg, and Jon and
Marcus Beauchamp have
moved on from that team.
Sneads coach Mark Guerra
said he has confidence that
his returning players can
make the Pirates a better
team this season.
"I don't look at us as
being a top two team in dis-
trict right now, but if we
keep improving and play-
ing hard. I think when it is
district time. we'll have a


chance to be that top team,"
the coach said. "I think
we're going to be better
than we were last year. At
the same time, it's tough to
say when you only have
nine guys at practice, and
half of my starters are play-
ing basketball. It's just one
of those things.
"It's tough to say exactly
where we're going to be,
but I'm excited about it. I
hope at the end of the regu-
lar season that we're No. 1
(in district), and then we
can finish first or second in
the district and move on
from there."
Waiting for basketball
players to become baseball
players is a common con-
cern for area coaches, and
Guerra said the hardest part
was having to wait longer
to figure out the team's
chemistry.
"It's tough with a small
school like we are," the
coach said. "It's a learning
process, and it's tough to


see how they all fit together
without having them all out
there to practice. It does
take a team to play, so you
want to see what kind of
group they are. Are they
together? Will they fight
for each other, or against
each other? You need to see
them out there together to
see how they will gel and
compliment each other.
That's the big thing."
One Pirate player that
Guerra is waiting on to fin-
ish basketball is senior first
baseman Trevin Hall. He
recently signed a baseball
scholarship with Gulf
Coast and will be counted
on to have a big senior sea-
son in 2011.
"Trevin is one of those
kids you always want to
have playing for you. I just
can't wait for basketball
season to be over," Guerra
said.
The Pirates also return
their ace pitcher from last
season in junior John


Locke, who will play cen-
terfield when he's not on
the mound.
Locke, Hall, and sopho-
more third baseman Taylor
Wood will form the heart
of the Sneads batting order,
and provide home run
power in the middle of the
lineup.
"We've got three or four
guys who can really hit for
power," Guerra said.
"We've got a guy in Aaron
Green who I think can be a
great lead-off. We've got
five or six guys .who. can
really do some things
offensively, and any of
those guys can fit any-
where in the top five spots
(in the batting order). For a
coach, that makes it really
easy, and it becomes
tougher for a pitcher to
deal with. I think we can be
a high .scoring offensive
team."
On the mound, Locke
will be joined by sopho-
See PIRATES, Page 2B >


Indians rebound


with win over


Shelton State


BY DUSTIN KENT
FLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR
The No. 9 Chipola
Indians bounced back
from a tough start to last
weekend's Alumni Classic
with a 9-3 victory over
Shelton State on Sunday
night.
Chipola lost to Shelton
State 12-2 on Friday in the
first game of the weekend,
a sloppy affair that ended
in five innings.
"In that first game, we
just didn't pitch very
well," Indians coach Jeff
Johnson said. "It kind of
got away from us there at
the end. We didn't swing
the bats well. But we came
back on Sunday and I
think played a little hard-
er."
The Indians lost a close
game to No. 3 State
College of Florida 5-3; as
the Manatees scored two
runs in the eighth inning to
win a game that was
scheduled for seven.
"(The Manatees) are
one of the better clubs in
the state," Johnson said.
"We seemed to play pretty
good against those guys.
We just didn't take advan-
tage of scoring opportuni-
ties. But they're a good
club. We came back
against Shelton and did
better. Hopefully, we're
starting to move in the
right direction."
Chipola broke open a 3-
3 game against Shelton
with a six-run fifth inning,
taking advantage of two
bases-loaded walks and
getting two RBI hits from
Derrick Pitts and Tyrone
Dawson.
A walk to Corey Segui
scored Michael Revell to
break the tie, with Dawson
getting a single to center-
field to score another- run
and make it 5-3.
A walk to Garison
Boston scored Adam
Bigale, and a catcher's
interference brought Segui
to the plate to make it 7-3.
Pitts capped off the
inning with a two-RBI sin-
gle to right field to score
Dawson and Boston for a
9-3 Chipola advantage.
Pitts finished 2 for 4
with three RBI;. with
Revell leading the team
with three hits.


"We seemed to
play pretty good
against those
guys. We just
didn't take
advantage of
scoring
opportunities."
-Jeff Johnson,
Indians coach


"They walked some
people, and gave us some
things that we've -been
giving up to other teams,"
Johnson said. "But we got
some key hits, and we
pitched fairly well."
Chipola started Dillon
Vitale on the mound, but
the Indians went with four
pitchers on the day that
combined for nine strike-
outs, six walks, three
earned runs, and five hits
* allowed.
Johnson said it has been
tough on his team with the
recent weather to get as
much practice time as pos-
sible.
"I told the guys that we
haven't been able to get on
the field to do as much as
we want practice-wise.
We've had about a third of
the time that we could've
had on the practice field,"
the coach said. "We've got
to get out there and see
some live pitching. We've
got to get the young guys
some experience, figure
out who we need to have
playing, and let the roles
define themselves.
"We're working our
way through it. We've got
a big weekend coming up
with five perennial nation-
al powers coming in, so
we better be ready. It will
keep testing us, and tough-
en up our skin. We'll see
what it takes to beat good
teams."
The Indians next host
the Fibercare JUCO
National Classic this
weekend, playing four
total games starting Friday
against Walters State, and
ending Sunday against
Middle Georgia.


Gone catching'


Chad Prough ot Chipley took third place in the Wal
Mart FLW Tour Bass Tournament on Lake Okeechobee.
Prough's total weight for the four-day tournament was
100 pounds, 15 ounces, earning him a $30,000
prize. Prough is a Chipola College graduate, and the
son of Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. -
Contributed Photo


Rich leads Chipola softball to sweep


BY DUSTIN KENT
FLORIDAN SPORTS EDITOR
The No. 5 Chipola Lady
Indians completed a
sweep of Georgia Military
College on Saturday night
in Marianna, winning 7-4
to move to 6-5 on the sea-
son.
Chipola won the first
game of the day 11-3
thanks to a pair of three-
run home runs by Andrea
Sullivan and Samantha
Rich.
Rich delivered another
big offensive effort in
second half of the dou-
bleheader, going 2 for 2
with two walks and four
RBI.
The Lady Indians
trailed 1-0 in the third


inning when Selentia
Pittman reached on an
infield single and scored
on an RBI triple by
Ebony Wright.
Wright then scored on
an RBI sacrifice fly by
Sayumi Akamine to give
Chipola the lead, with a
hit by pitch, an error, and
a single by Sullivan load-
ing the bases again with
one out.
Rich walked to bring
Ariell Van Hook to the
plate for a 3-1 lead.
But Georgia Military
College began to break
through off of Chipola
starter Marielle Vlgueles
in the top of the fourth
inning.
Corie Wilson's two-
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Chipola's Ebony Wright beats the tag at second against
Georgia Military College on Saturday afternoon in
Marianna.- Mark Skinner/Floridan L_


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Bulldogs qualify five for regionals


BY DUSTINKENT
FLORIDA\ SPOrTS EDITOR

The Marianna Bulldbgs
wrestling team will carry
five wrestlers to the IA
Region 1 tournament at
Bolles High School in
Jacksonville on Friday and
Saturday.
Junior Dalton. Hendrix
led the way for the
Bulldogs in Saturday's dis-
trict meet, winning the dis-
trict championship for the
171-pound division.
Freshman Anthony
Ward qualified for
Marianna by placing sec-
ond in the 112-pound divi-
sion, with senior Chris
Rogers taking fourth at


Chipola
Continued From Page 1B

double to centerfield put
Georgia Military ahead 4-3.
Chipola answered right
back in the bottom of the
fourth with an RBI sacrifice
fly by Devin Matthews to


Pirates
Continued From Page 1B

mores Brandon Moats and
Austin Lombardo, who will
also split time at catcher, as
well as Wood.
"This is probably as
strong of a group as we've
ever been, just in terms of
the amount of arms that can
throw with velocity," Guerra
said. "We've probably got
three or four guys who all
throw about the same. In the
past, we've had one guy
definitely be the ace pitcher,
but we don't really have that
now. We have three or four
guys that possibly could be
our best pitcher. They're all
very close."
While the offensive and
pitching appear to be
strong, it is the defense that
has proven to be Sneads'
Achilles Heel in recent sea-
sons.
Guerra said that must


160, senior Dylan
Halstead fourth at 189, and
junior Alex Wynskey
fourth at 215.
Freshman Ben Byrd fin-
ished just one match shy of
a trip to regionals in the
125-pound division.
Marianna coach Ron
Thoreson said he was
happy to see five of his
wrestlers make it through
to regionals, but that there
could've been more.
"I would've liked to
have had all of them of
course, but I was pleased
with them" he said. "In the
matches, a lot of little mis-
takes cost us. That's the
lack of experience. But
they did well."


score Shanae Dickens to tie
the game.
In the bottom of the sixth,
the Lady Indians went ahead
for good by forging a two-
out rally.
Van Hook's single kept
the inning alive, with
Sullivan and Chelsey
Steedley reaching on walks
to load the bases for Rich.


change if his team is to
make a run at district.
. "Absolutely, our defense
always seems to be the wild
card," the coach said. "It's
how perfect can you be
defensively? How many
runs are you going to give
the other team because of
errors? The whole point is
to make routine plays, make
some of the tough plays, but
just really controlling the
game defensively and let-
ting your bats win. When
you're giving away runs to
the other team, it's a tough
situation."
The coach said he
believes things will be dif-
ferent in the field this sea-
son.
"Yeah, I think we'll be
improved there," Guerra
said. "I am excited because
of the group that's coming,
it's a group that will play
well together. I think the
outcome will be a lot bet-
ter."
The district will be tough


The coach said he was
especially satisfied to see
Hendrix win. as he beat
Arnold's Tyler Bragg for
the first time this season.,
'That. was a huge win
for us." Thoreson said.
"(Bragg) beat us three
times this year, so it was
big for us to get that win."
But the degree of diffi-
culty increases from here
on out. according to
Thoreson.
"Regions is tough. It's
another step up in compe-
tition," he said. "We've
been working real hard.
Before district, we worked
really hard on some funda-
mentals, and we've been
working on the same stuff


The power hitting sopho-
more delivered again,
tripling to right field to clear
the bases and give the Lady
Indians the three run lead.
Liz Krauser came on to
replace Vlgueles in the top
of the seventh with a runner
on and two outs, and got
Amanda Evans to ground
out to first to end the game.


this week. We looked bet-
ter at district, and we've
got a better chance at
regionals if we stick to the
fundamentals. But we're
taking a very young and
green team out there."
Hendrix makes a return
trip to regionals. having
gone 2-2 last year.
This time. he'll be the
No. 1 seed as the district
champion.
"He's got a shot because
he's in a lot better position
this year than last,"
Thoreson said. "It will
depend on what kind of
draw he gets. It's hard to
say because you never see
kids from that side of the
region."


Vlgueles went 6 2/3
innings and allowed three
earned runs on seven hits, no
walks, and three strikeouts.
The Lady Indians will
next travel to Dothan, Ala.,
this weekend to play five
games against the likes of
Darton College, Middle
Georgia, CACC, Waycross,
and LB Wallace.


"This is probably as strong a group
as we've ever been, just in terms of
the amount of arms that throw with
velocity."

-Mark Guerra,
Sneads head coach


again this year, with senior-
laden' Vernon the pick of
several league coaches to
be the favorites, and
Holmes Cotinty and
Bozeman again set to have
strong teams.
Guerra said he didn't
know if his team could sur-
pass the league's elite, but
he did believe the Pirates
were ready to take a step
forward.
"I don't look to lose in
the first round," the coach
said. "I think we're proba-
bly in the 3 to 5 range in
district right now, but obvi-
ously the goal is to get in


the top two. It comes down
to our offense scoring runs,
and our defense getting
outs. Right now, I'm very
excited about the offense.
We've thrown out some
team goals to achieve
offensively. If we achieve
those goals game by game,
I think the outcome will
take care of itself."
The Pirates go on the road
Thursday and Friday night
to play a preseason classic
against Liberty' County and
Wewahitchka in Bristol.
Sneads will open up the
regular season on Feb. 18
against Marianna at home.


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High School Softball

Thursday- Marianna at
Cottondale, 4 p.m.. and 6
p.m.: Arnold at Graceville.
4 p.m.. and 6 p.m.
Friday- Cottondale at
Graceville. 4 p.m., and 6
p.m.. Marianna at Mosley,
4 p.m.. and 6 p.m.

Sneads Recreation
Sign-ups

Sign-ups for Sneads
Recreation sign-ups for
baseball. softball, and T-
Ball will continue
Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6
p.m. at Adam Wilson
Tucker Pavilion.
The next two sign-up
dates will be Feb. 14, and
17 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Final sign-up will be Feb.
19 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Registration is for ages 4
and up, and costs $70. Birth
certificate must be brought
the day of registration.
Coaches that coached
last year please contact
Daryl Tyus.

Malone Softball League

The Bascom/Malone
Softball League will hold
softball sign-ups on Feb. 15
rom 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Marys Childcare in
Bascom.
For more information,
please call 569-5664.

Baseball/Softball
Registration

Marianna Recreation


Hornets
Continued From Page 1B

momentum heading into the
postseason.
After the slow start
Tuesday, Obert said he was
happy with the resolve his
team showed.
"It was a hard fought win.
I'm proud of my guys," the


Department would like to
announce for the 2011
baseball and softball
leagues for youth ages 5-15
will be held through Feb.
25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
The Marianna Educational
and Recreational Expo
(MERE) located at 3625
Caverns Rd. in Marianna.
Registration fees must be
paid with a check or money
order. No cash will be
accepted, and no one will
be allowed to register after
Feb. 26. Registration forms
may also be dropped off at
City Hall.
All participants must
bring a copy of their birth
certificate. The age of all
boys' participants on May 1
of the current year will be
the player's age for the"
entire season. For softball
participants, the date is
Dec. 31 of the current year.
For more information,
call 482-6228.

Chipola Basketball

The Chipola men's and
women's basketball will hit
the road Saturday night to
take on Gulf Coast.
The women will play at
5:30 p.m., and the men will
follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sports Items

Send all sports items to
editorial@jcfloridan.com,
or fax them to 850-482-
4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson
County Floridan P.O. Box
520 Marianna, FL 32447.


coach said. "It would've
been easy to not pull it out,
but the guys did a good job
and showed some tough-
ness down the stretch."
Cottondale improved to
13-12 on 'the season, and
will next play on Friday
night in the district semifi-
nals against the winner of
Tuesday night's game
between Blountstown and
Vernon.


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SCOREBOARD


BASEBALL
Calendar
Feb. 8-18 Salary arbitration
hearings, Phoenix.
Feb. 14 Voluntary reporting date
for pitches, catchers and injured play-
ers.
Feb. 19 Voluntary reporting date
for other players.
March 2 Mandatory reporting
date.
March 2-11 Teams may renew
contracts of unsigned players.
March 15 Last day to place a
player on unconditional release waivers
and pay 30 days termination pay
instead of 45 days.
March 29 Last day to request
unconditional release waivers on a
player without having to pay his full
2011 salary.
March 31 Opening day, active
rosters reduced to 25 players.
July 12 All-Star game, Phoenix.
July 24 Hall of Fame induction,
Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 Last day to trade a play-
er without securing waivers.
Aug. 15 Last day to sign selec-
tions from 2011 amateur draft who
have not exhausted college eligibility.
Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to
40 players.
Sept. 30 or Oct. 1 Playoffs begin.
Oct. 19 World Series begins.
November Free agent period to
sign exclusively with former teams, first
15 days after World Series ends.
Dec. 1 Last day for teams to
offer salary arbitration to their former
players who became free agents.
Dec. 5-8 Winter meetings,
Dallas.
Dec. 7 Last day for free agents
offered salary arbitration to accept the
offers.
Dec. 11 Collective bargaining
agreement expires.
Dec. 12 Last day for teams to
offer 2012 contracts to unsigned play-
ers.
Remaining Free Agents List
NEW YORK (AP) The 48 remain-
ing free agents:
American LEAGUE
BALTIMORE (2) Julio Lugo, 2b;
Kevin Millwood, rhp.
BOSTON (1) Mike Lowell, lb.
CHICAGO (2) Freddy Garcia,
rhp; Andruw Jones, of.
DETROIT (2) Jeremy Bonderman,
rhp; Bobby Seay, Ihp.
LOS ANGELES (1 Scot Shields,
rhp.
MINNESOTA (1) Randy Flores,
Ihp.
NEW YORK (3) Nick Johnson,
dh; Chad Moeller, c; Andy Pettitte, Ihp.
OAKLAND (2) Eric Chavez, 3b;
Ben Sheets, rhp.
SEATTLE (2) Russell Branyan,
1 b; Chris Woodward, ss.
TAMPA BAY (2) Rocco Baldelli,
dh; Gabe Kapler, of.
TEXAS (3) Vladimir Guerrero,
dh; Cristian Guzman, inf; Bengie
Molina, c.
National LEAGUE
ARIZONA (2) Kris Benson, rhp;
Mike Hampton; Ihp.
ATLANTA (1) Troy Glaus, lb.
CINCINNATI (3) Orlando
Cabrera, ss; Mike Lincoln, rhp; Russ
Springer, rhp.
COLORADO (1) Jay Payton, of.
FLORIDA (2) Jorge Sosa, rhp;
Chad Tracy, 3b.
HOUSTON (1) Brian Moehler,
rhp.
LOS ANGELES (3) Brad Ausmus,
c; Scott Podsednik, of; Jeff Weaver, rhp.
MILWAUKEE (3) David Bush,
rhp; Doug Davis, Ihp; Trevor Hoffman,


rhp
NEW YORK (3) Elmer Dessens,
rhp; Kelvim Escobar, rhp; Fernando
Tatis, inf-of.
PHILADELPHIA (2) Chad Durbin,
rhp; Mike Sweeney, lb.
ST. LOUIS (2) Jason LaRue, c;
Mike MacDougal, rhp.
SAN DIEGO (1) David Eckstein,
2b.
SAN FRANCISCO (1) Jose
Guillen, of.
WASHINGTON (2) Miguel
Batista, rhp; Kevin Mench, of.


NBA GLANCE
All Times EST
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 38 13 '745 -
New York 26 24 .520 1111
Philadelohia 23 27 .460 14%1
New Jersey 15 37 .288 23%h
Toronto 14 37 .275 24
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Miami 37 14 .725 -
Atlanta 33 18 .647 4
Orlando 32 20 .615 51h
Charlotte 22 29 .431 15
Washington 13 37 .260 231%
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Chicago 34 16 .680 -
Indiana 21 27 .438 12
Milwaukee 19 30 .388 14/z
Detroit 19 32 .373 151h
Cleveland 8 44 .154 27
Western Conference
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 42 8 .840 -
Dallas 36 15 .706 61%
New Orleans 32 21 .604 111h
Memphis 27 26 .509 16%h
Houston 25 28 .472 18%h
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 33 17 .660 .-
Utah 31 22 .585 31z
Denver 30 22 .577 4
Portland 28 24 .538 6'
Minnesota 12 39 .235 21%h
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 36 16 .692 -
Phoenix 24 25 .490 10%h
Golden State 22 28 .440 13
L.A. Clippers 19 31 .380 16
Sacramento 12 36 .250 22
Monday's Games
Charlotte 94, Boston 89
L.A. Lakers 93, Memphis 84 ,
Minnesota 104, New Orleans 92
Dallas 99, Cleveland 96
Houston 108, Denver 103
Portland 109, Chicago 103
Utah 107, Sacramento 104
Phoenix 104, Golden State 92
Tuesday's Games
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Detroit.at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games


LA. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Phoenix. 9 p.m.
Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m.


COLLEGE MEN
The Top Twenty Five
The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first
place votes in parentheses, records
through Feb. 6, total points based on 25
points for a first place vote through
one point for a 25th place vote and
last week's ranking:
W-L Pts Pvs
1. Ohio St. (65) 24-0 1,625 1
2. Kansas 22 1 1,519 2
3. Texas 20 3 1,509 3
4. Pittsburgh 21- 2 1,438 4
5. Duke 21- 2 1,341 5
6. San Diego St. 23-1 1,259 7
7. BYU 22-2 1,212 8
8. Notre Dame 19-4 1,185 9
9. Villanova 19-4 1,047 12
10. Connecticut 18-4 1,040 6
11. Georgetown 18-5 1,009 13
12. Syracuse 20-4 919 17
13. Wisconsin 17- 5 790 19
14. Purdue 18-5 754 11
15. Arizona 20-4 630 21
16. Louisville 18- 5 604 15
17. Florida 18-5 534 -
18. Kentucky 16-6 519 10
19. Missouri 18-5 511 14
20. North Carolina 17-5 461 23
21. Utah St 22-2 347 22
22. Texas A&M 17-5 231 16
23. Vanderbilt 16-6 128 23
24. Temple 17-5 110 -
25. West Virginia 15-7 93 25
Others receiving votes: Minnesota
88, Wichita St. 29, Coastal Carolina 26,
Cincinnati 22, Saint Mary's, Calif. 22,
Alabama 21, George Mason 19,
Washington 15, Marquette 12, Xavier
12, Florida St. 11, Belmont 5, Illinois 5,
UCLA 5, UNLV 5, Baylor 4, Colorado St.
2, Tennessee 2, UTEP 2, Cleveland St. 1,
Duquesne 1, Missouri St. 1.
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The Associated Press
The Women's Top Twenty Five
Eds: Cottects Michigan St. record.
The top 25 teams in the The
Associated Press' women's college bas-
ketball poll, with first place votes in
parentheses, records through Feb. 6,
total points based on 25 points for a
first place vote through one point for
a 25th place vote and last week's
ranking:
W-L Pts Pvs
1. Baylor (23) 21 -1 981 1
2. Connecticut (16)22 1 973 2
3. Stanford (1) 20-2 914 4
4. Tennessee 21 2 871 5
5. Duke 21 -1 825 3
6. Texas A&M 19-2 815 6
7. Xavier 19-2 763 7
8. Notre Dame 20-4 719 8
9. UCLA .19-2 666 10
10. DePaul 21 -3 614 9
11. Michigan St. 20-3 565 11
12. Maryland 20-3 562 12
13. North Carolina 20-3 510 15
14. Oklahoma 17-5 472 13
15. Kentucky 18-4 442 16
16. Georgetown 19-5 403 17
17. West Virginia 20-4 325 14
18. Wis. Green Bay22 1 296 21
19. Florida St. 18- 5 273 19
20. Miami 20-3 267 18
21. Marquette 19-4 173 23
22. Iowa St. 16-6 150 22
23. Penn St. 20-5 121 -
24. Georgia 18-5 107 24
25. Marist 21 2 47 '-
Others receiving votes: Iowa 39,
Georgia Tech 35, Gonzaga 20, Houston
18, Boston College 8, Louisiana Tech 8,
Temple 8, Ohio St. 5, Kansas St. 3,


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NHL GLANCE
All Times EST
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
GP W LOT P GF GA
Philadelphia 53 35 13 5 75 180 137
Pittsburgh 54 34 16 472 164 122
N.Y. Rangers 56 29 23 462155138
New Jersey 53 19 30442113 154
N.Y. Islanders 52 17 28 7 41 128 169
Northeast Division
GP W LOTP GF GA
Boston 53 30 16 7 67161 119
Montreal 54 30 19 5 65139 131
Buffalo 51 24 22 5 53 145 149
Toronto 53 22 26 549138 166
Ottawa 54 17 29 842 119 178
Southeast Division
GP W LOT P GF GA
Tampa Bay 54 33 16 5 71 164 162
Washington 54 29 151068 150 134
Carolina 53 26 21 6 58 159 164
Atlanta 56 24 221058 162 183
Florida 52 23 23 6 52 140 141
Western Conference
Central Division
GP W LOTP GF GA
Detroit 53 32 15 6 70176 156
Nashville 54 28 19 7 63141 129
Chicago 53 27 22 458168 150
Columbus 52 25 22 5 55141 162
St. Louis 51 23 20 8 54138 153
Northwest Division
GP W LOT P GF GA
Vancouver 54 35 10 9 79 183 127
Calgary 55 27 21 7 61 157 161
Minnesota 52 27 20 5 59 135 138
Colorado 53 25 22 656164 175
Edmonton 53 16 29 840133 180
Pacific Division
GP W LOT P GF GA
Dallas 53 30 18 5 65 152 150
Phoenix 55 27 19 963156 156
San Jose 53 28 19 662150 144
Anaheim 54 29 21 462146 150
Los Angeles 53 29 22 2 60150 129
NOTE: Two points for a win, one
point for overtime loss.
Monday's Games
Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
Edmonton 4, Nashville 0
Calgary 3, Chicago 1
Phoenix 3, Colorado 0
Vancouver 4, Ottawa 2
Tuesday's Games
Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
San-Jdse at Washington, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Chicago at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.


TRANSACTIONS
Tuesday's moves
BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
MLB Suspended Washington
minor league C Hector Taveras
(Nationals-GCL) 25 games for his viola-


No. 17 Florida utilizing



effort to overcome flaws


non of the Minor League Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program.
Major League Baseball Players
Association
MLBPA- Named Matt Nussbaum
assistant general counsel.
American League
BOSTON RED SOX Agreed to
terms with LHP Dennys Reyes on a
minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY RAYS Designated OF
Justin Ruggiano and 1 B-OF Leslie
Anderson for assignment.
National League
MILWAUKEE BREWERS -Assigned
RHP Roque Mercedes outright to
Nashville (PCL).
American Association
AMARILLO SOX Signed OF Adam
De La Garza.
EL PASO DIABLOS Signed INF
Jonathan Cisneros.
ST. PAUL SAINTS Signed INF Ron
Bourquin.
WICHITA WINGNUTS Released
RHP Bubba O'Donnell.
Can-Am League
PITTSFIELD COLONIALS -Traded
RHP Jon Venters, INF Wes Fink and a
player to be named to Florence
(Frontier) for INF John Welch and INF
Billy Mottram.
Frontier League
EVANSVILLE OTTERS Signed RHP
Kent Worthington to a contract exten-
sion.
FLORENCE FREEDOM Signed OF
John Malloy.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS Signed RHP
Nelson Curry.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS Released
OF Mike Dufek. -
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS -
Named Justin Lord pitching coach.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS -
Received OF Doug Thennis from Laredo
(United) to complete a previous trade.
Signed OF Derek Perren and INF Steve
Vitale.
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS -
Signed RHP Kurt Frymier.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
SAN ANTONIO SPURS Signed F
Steve Novak to a 10-day contract.
Women's National Basketball
Associatioh
LOS ANGELES SPARKS Signed C
Courtney Paris. Re-signed F Chanel
Mokango.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Named
Johnnie Lynn secondary/cornerbacks
coach and Bobby April, Jr. defensive
quality control coach. Promoted David
Culley to senior offensive
assistant/wide receivers, James Urban
assistant offensive coordinator, Doug
Pederson quarterbacks coach and Duce
Staley special teams quality control
coach.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Named
Keith Millard and Grady Stretz co-
defensive line coaches and Tyrone
Pettaway defensive quality control


coach.
TENNESSEE TITANS Fired offen-
sive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS Named
Chris Morgan assistant offensive line
coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NEW JERSEY DEVILS Recalled G
Mike McKenna from Albany (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS -
Reassigned F Alexandre Bolduc to
Manitoba (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS Assigned
C Jay Beagle to Hershey (AHL).
American Hockey League
BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS -
Released F Olivier Labelle.
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS Signed
D Jason Lepine.
PEORIA RIVERMEN Signed F Slava
Trukhno and D Jake Gannon. Released
G Michael Ouzas.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE Signed
C Randy Robitaille.
ECHL
READING ROYALS -Announced F
Casey Haines was returned to the team
from Lake Erie (AHL)-and G Daren
Machesney was returned to the team
from Worcester (AHL). Loaned F Chris
Blight to Hershey (AHL).
Central Hockey League
BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT MUDBUGS -
Placed F Kevin Jarman on waivers.
QUAD CITY MALLARDS Placed D
Adam Maccarone placed on leave of
absence. Activated F Tyler Townsend
from leave of absence.
TULSA OILERS Placed F Jason
Weeks on waivers. Signed G Rob
Mattison.
WICHITA THUNDER Announced G
Marty Magers was placed on league
suspension for three games and F Robin
Richards and D Jason Goulet were
placed on league suspension for two
games.
COLLEGE
CARTHAGE Named Mike Yeager
defensive coordinator.
CHARLESTON -Announced the
retirement of football coach Tony
DeMeo.
GEORGIA Suspended juniorTB
Washaun Ealey indefinitely.
GREENSBORO Named Kathleen
Standberg women's assistant golf
coach.
HOUSTON Named Leon Burnett
director of player personnel and quality
control. Named Jamie Bryant lineback-
ers coach.
MIAMI (OHIO) Named Paul Harker
director of strength and conditioning.
SOUTHERN MISS Named Dan
Disch defensive coordinator and
safeties coach. Added the title of co-
defensive coordinator to linebacker
coach David Duggan and special teams
coordinator to running backs coach Pat
Washington.


BY MARK LONG
AP SPORTs WRITER

GAINESVILLE-
Between last-second 3-
pointers, clutch free throws
and even some defensive
stops, No. 17 Florida has
won several close games.
Those nerve-racking fin-
ishes have the Gators atop
the Southeastern
Conference's Eastern
Division.
They also have coach
Billy Donovan unsure what
to expect from his team in
the final month of the regular
season.
"I think on any given night
we can play with anybody
and I think on any given
night that a Jacksonville or a
Central Florida can beat us,"
Donovan said. "That's who
we are."
Even after knocking off
Vanderbilt and Kentucky last
week and winning for the
10th time in 12 games -
Donovan is still leery about
this group. In fact, he hasn't
changed his opinion from
when he warned fans last
month by saying, "Don't fall
in love."
"As a coach, I am just try-
ing to deal with .what is the
truth, what is the reality
about where we at, where we
got to get better," he said. "I
think our guys have shown a
level of resilience. My
biggest concern is handling
the prosperity part, 'Can you
understand the human ele-
ment and battle that and try
and get yourself ready to
play?'
"I want to see us have a
disposition on the court that
we are playing at a level that
is as hard as we can play."
The Gators (18-5, 7-2
SEC) get a chance to show
that kind of intensity
Wednesday night at South
Carolina (13-8, 4-4). If not,
they could be in trouble -
again.
Donovan blames three-
point losses to Central
Florida, Jacksonville and
South Carolina on his team's
lackluster play and failure to
handle success. And since
Florida tends to miss free


Florida coach Billy Donovan signals to his team in the
second half against Kentucky during a game in
Gainesville, Fla. The Gators currently sit atop the
Southeastern Conference's Eastern division-AP Photo


throws, struggle from 3-
point range and look lost at
times on defense, effort can
be the difference between
winning and losing.
"We're not always focused
and Coach doesn't know
what he's going to get out of
us sometimes," freshman,
Patric Young said.
"Sometimes it seems like
we're not ready to play. ...
(Donovan) says there's two
types of players: The guys
that come out and play the
game and see how hard they
need to play and then there's
the other guys that come out
and give it their all.
"Sometimes we match up
with teams like Jacksonville
or UCF and we'll be like,
'Oh, they're not playing that
hard. Maybe we can go
down and play at their level.'
And sometimes we come out
against Rhode Island and we
play the best defensive
game, best offensive game of


the year and we're just
unstoppable."
Despite those occasional
letdowns, the senior-laden
Gators have the league's best
overall record, boast a
strength of schedule in the
single digits and an RPI in
the teens.
They also realize they
played five nail-biters that
could have gone the other
way. Florida won three SEC
games in overtime, and
edged Auburn and Kentucky
in tight, down-to-the-wire
affairs.
"We can live in the past.
We can't look back," center
Vernon Macklin said. "No
team in the country is good
enough to show up and just
play and get a win. You've
got to go out three and be
aggressive and play as hard
as we can and maybe win
the game. But we can't go
out there and not play as
hard as he wants us to all the
time."


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1 Cartoon pig
6 Like
spinach
11 Black-and-
orange bird
12 Washed off
13 Gavel
14 Vortexes
15 Fashion's
Simpson
16 He loved
Lucy
17 Took the
trolley
18 Skippy rival
19 Treetop
refuge
23 Dissolute
fellow
25 Form of
quartz
26 Driver's li-
censes, e.g.
29 Impromptu
(2 wds.)
31 Dawn
Chong
32 Slit
33 Give
lessons
34 Many oz.
35 Feels certain
37 Road map
nos.
39 Trip around
the sun


40 Tokyo, once
41 Noted ship
of 1492
45 Bering Sea
birds
47 Dove
or pigeon
48 Pass
51 Clan ID
52 Vicious
elephants
53 Ritzy
residence
54 Footfalls
55 Snare
DOWN
1 Madrid
museum
2 Lubricated
3 Wave
4 MOMA artist
5 Still
6 Covers
7 Novel part
8 Faulkner
title start (2
wds.)
9 Cost
10 Fabricmeas.
11 Actor Sharif
12 Navigation
hazard
16 Stubborn
sorts
18 "Hey-"
(Beatles)


42 Tiny
specks
43 Groovy
44 Drury Lane
composer
46 "Has 1001
47 Hombre's
abode
48 Sounds of
hesitation
49 MGM work-
place
50 Geological
period
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Dear Annie: I have been best friends with
"Claire" since junior high. She is nothing short of
a knockout, with a sweet personality to match.
We have always been very close, and I treasure
our friendship.
The problem is, when we are out together, men
are interested in Claire but feel she is. unap-
proachable because she is so beautiful. Instead,
they talk me up to try to get their foot in the door
with her. Quite frankly, I am fed up with men only
talking to me because they know I am friends
with Claire. Then, when she isn't
interested in them, I have to let them
down. It's exhausting.
I am successful, educated, smart and
funny, and I'm not bad looking, .
either, but men are only interested I
in my hot friend. This has been\ J
going on since high school, and \ (
I'm 35, for heaven's sake. How do \ X
I break this cycle or, at the very
least, tactfully tell these men that I
am not the key to Claire's heart? Invisible
Dear Invisible: You are always going to
suffer by comparison to Claire, so we strongly
urge you not to try to meet men when you are
with her. Her bright light makes everything else
seem dim. On other occasions, when you are in
Claire's company, it is perfectly OK to refuse to
intercede. If you are approached about Claire,
simply say, "Sony, but if you are interested in my
friend, you'll have to talk to her directly."
Dear Annie: This is in response to 'To Gift or
Not To Gift," whose daughter-in-law was talking
about a divorce. "Gift" wanted to know if the
daughter-in-law should be taken off the annual


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By Phillip Alder
Mark Twain said, "The difference between the right word and
the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a
lightning bug."
The difference between the right play and the almost right play
may be the difference between a plus score and a minus score.
This deal is an example. How would you plan the play in three
no-trump after West leads the spade three?
The auction was quantitative and straightforward.
You have seven top tricks: two spades, two diamonds and
three clubs. And there is a natural assumption that the clubs will
provide the extra two winners that you need.
The equally natural play is to win the first trick and lead a club
to dummy's queen. You know that if East has all four clubs, you
can pick up his jack with a finesse of your 10. Here, though, when
East discards a diamond, you cannot recover.
How could you know that West has all four clubs?
What was West's lead? Right the spade three. And since
you can see the two in the dummy, West has led from a four-card
suit. If he had been void in clubs, he would have had at least five
cards in one of the red suits. And since length rules in no-trump,
surely he would have led from that suit, not a spade.
So, you should play West for four clubs by cashing your ace
first. Then you can lead clubs twice through West to pick up the
whole suit without loss and take two spades, two diamonds and
five clubs.


gift list
It is always best to take the peaceful way in a
family matter. I did and never regretted it. When
my son and his wife split up, I told them both that
I love them and their child and would not make
my granddaughter choose between her parents. I
included my daughter-in-law in all family gath-
erings. They separated, but never divorced.
When my son was killed a few months later, I
said as far as I was concerned there was no sep-
aration. I included my daughter-in-law in plan-
ning the funeral and the obituary. People had the
nerve to say I shouldn't have been so
Inclusive, but I told them I was the
mother and this is what I wanted.
is I did it for my daughter-in-law,
my granddaughter and our fami-
\ ly.
y. We are still close, and my
granddaughter stays with rte quite a
bit. Had I made enemies with my
daughter-in-law when they sepa-
L* ^( g rated, I may not have had the
chance to spend so much time
with my son's daughter. I say
give her the gift, and the next time
she complains about your son, simply say,
"You are talking about my child, and it hurts
me to hear negative things about him. Please
don't put me in the middle like that." You will be
surprised how fast she will respect your wishes.
My daughter-in-law once asked whether I
minded if she still considered me to be her moth-
er-in-law, even if she someday remarries. I told
her I would be honored. A.G.
Dear A.G.: You did it right. Brava.


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HOROSCOPE

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) The effectiveness from the
good intentions of two loyal
friends of yours in helping you
improve your lot in life will do
much to warm your heart. Their
input will take root.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
- Regardless of the circum-
stances, hang onto your hopes
and expectations, even those
that look rather grim.
Conditions will eventually pass
and things should work out
rather well for you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -
When challenged or faced with a
difficult objective is when you'll
function at your best. You won't
allow any goal or task intimidate
you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -
Anything you can keep in proper
reference or view philosophical-
ly Will keep you from blowing
bad situations out of perspec-
tive. You'll not let your thinking
get unruffled.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -
Someone with whom you've
been having a hard time keeping
things together will approach
you with a new course of action
you both can take. It'll work
good for both of you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -
It will be important to not only
consider the practical aspects of
an arrangement you have with
another but the emotions that
might be at play as well when
making a big change in the rela-
tionship.
J.EO (July 23-Aug. 22) -
Although you might have been
rather fortunate and have bene-
fited in some manner from a sit-
uation another has, you will
start to make a contribution in
the procedure as well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -
Favorable changes could come
into play involving a romantic
situation that could turn out to
be rather fortunate and/or bene-
fit you in some manner. It'll
make each more caring and
dedicated.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -
Something in which you're
involved will work out to your
satisfaction when you focus on
doing it for a person you love in
hopes of making him/her feel
more secure and happy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -
You're not likely to be able to
please everyone, but you should
be able to keep most of the peo-
ple you're with happy. As a
result, your approval rating will
be elevated.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) The potential for personal
accumulation looks rather good
for you at this point in time. In
fact, even something that
looked like a loser might reap
some impressive rewards.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Your hard-as-nails presen-
tation rarely goes unnoticed
whenever you speak out on any-
thing about which you feel
strongly. It helps that you say all
the right things.


20 Countess'
spouse
21 Iffy attempt
22 Golf pegs
24 Feedbag
filler
25 Liniment
target
26 Gooey
27 View from
an oasis
28 Portico
30 VIII, to
Virgil
36 News sum-
mary
(hyph.)
38 Pony
noises
40 Really
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Celebnty Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: P equals U
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can't live that way you don't stay." Arthur Miller .
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Looking for a high-energy ,responsible
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in an optometric practice. Duties include
Evening Gown Nice evening gown. Crosses in frame styling and counseling patients on
back size 4. 850-272-1842, $40 their optical needs. Training provided.
J -WE Y .WATCHES .Excellent people and PC skills
required Mail resume to: Jackson County
FloridanP.O.Box 520, ATTN: Box 967,
V Diamond Cluster Pendant, 1KT, Tear Drop T Marianna, FL 32447. EOE
Shaped on 18 inch gold chain. Paid $999 new Marianna, FL 32447. EOE
at Kay's, Will Sell For $600 cash firm.
Serious Inquiries Only. Call 334-790-4892 MANAGEM.N T & EXE U
Wanted: Old Coins, Gold, Diamonds, Guns, And
Tools West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440 Local Sales Manager

WANTED TO BUY Silver or Gold Coins no laer WRBL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus,
WANTED TO BUY Silver or Gold Coins no later GA is looking for a local Sales Manager
than 1964, or Coin Collections. 850-200-6665
DO or ll 50 0to manage, train and motivate a staff of ac-
DO 11114 count executives in order to meet or exceed
RUGS &C A ET local revenue goals. Successful candidates
should be dynamic leaders with a minimum
of three (3) years television sales experi-
ence (preferably in management), including
some rep firm experience. This position will
be involved in all aspects of the sales opera-
$5 0 6 1 O 9tion with an emphasis on new business
development. Must be highly organized,
f S with excellent communication skills and a
( PE"T & ANIMALS working knowledge of Matrix, IBMS (Pilat)
t and Sharebuilder.
Please apply online or
Beautiful 8 week old AKC send resume and references to:
Champion Sired Bulldog.
brindle/white male. Show WRBL-TV Human Resources,
prospect. Pup comes with 1350 13th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
a pedigree of 40 cham- or email to lthomas@alsmg.com.
pions in 5 generations. Se- Please mention "Local Sales Manager"
rious inquiries only. 334- on any submission. EOE M/F/D/V
572-4292 or 334-488-0745..ask for Jennifer.
DO 11060 Pre-employment drug test and background
FOUND: Small black & white dog near Sea Shut- screening required. e-Verify is used upon
FOUND: Small black & white dog near Sea Shut- hire to confirm eligibility for employment in
ters on Hwy 71 call 850-526-1940 the U.S.
Schutzhund titled,KKL show ring pedigree pup-
pies for sale 1 male $900,1 female $900 .AKC
registered with health certificates,please call ...... ; RTA.TION..o I STIS
Ben Yates 850-596-2361 or email
ben@yatesgermanshepherds.com DO 11119
Shih-tzu puppies; two boys, one girl. Girl is L "
black and white, males'are brown and white. / I Y
$250 cash only. Puppies were born Jan. 16th. iA N
Will be available in 10 weeks. [March 27th]. /
Please call in advance. 334-714-5600. Mother is ..'...
brown and white. Father is black and white. DO
11110 Since 1975
Toy/Mini Aussie Puppies have 1st shots and WI il
wormed. Red Tri and red merles. Registered. OUR FLEET IS GROWING!.....
Email for further details, (229) 891-3530 or
ephilyaw7@windstream.net. DO 11098 BILLY BARNES ENTERPRISES, INC
V Valentines Babies Are Ready! V IS HIRING EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS
Pomeranians Shih-apoo, Chorkie, Morkie,
Chinese Crested Powder Puffs and Malti-poos. HOM EM T IKD
Now Taking deposits on Yorkies 334-718-4886 G R .IIT
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
17yo trained/shown 23 YEARS OLD, CLASS A CDL, CLEAN MVR
1r youth/adult western 1 YEAR TRACTOR/TRAILER EXPERIENCE
pleasure/english/trail
horse, no special needs/ FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL
,? feed, no health issues, MARY @1-800-844-6458 OPT 1 or
15'1 hands, Doc O'Lena COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRE
granddaughter, has lots of go left, $2000 obo L@www.billybarnes.net
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wrapped. $35-$40 per roll. 850-209-5694 Swiming pool available, carport. NO PETS/
850-209-1580 DO 11067 SMOKING $425 850-544-0440, Iv msg

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large wrap around deck $700/month 850-209-
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stove & fridge, $635 + deposit 407-443-9639
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Brick 4 BR rural home. Graceville, Bonifay,
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on Blue Springs Rd, newer carpet and
paint,nice appliances,carport and back
patio,hice shaded yards and plenty of room for
kids $650/mo and $500 deposit, 1 yr lease. Call
718-6019
Huge 7/4 Home for rent in Marianna, 2 kitch-
ens, 2 dining rooms, 3 living rooms, plenty of
storage, will consider separating into individu-
al apartments. 850-544-0440
Near College 3BR/2BA CH/A, 4345 Seventh Ave
$750 + deposit. 850-526-3538 or 850-209-0480

2/1 and 3/2 Mobile Home- in a family oriented park,
water, garbage, lawn care, No Pets 850-592-8129
2/1 at Millpond $495 + dep.very nice,water/
sewer/lawn maintenance incl. 850-209-3970
2/1 in Greenwood, $425 + $400 deposit. CH/A,
water/garbage/lawn included. 850-569-1015
2/2 clean Dbl-wide, no pets or smoking, lyr
lease, family of 3, $500 + dep 850-718-8158










2010 Mazda3 Rims and
Tires- 4 stock rims and
tires, great condition,
PRICE TO SELL!!
$100 OBO
.. Call 334-333-1380 or
334-432-5334
2 Antique wooden doors, 15 glass panes, $50
each 850-209-0051
2 Sets of full size bed railings $35 each
850-272-4305 serious inquiries only
357 Magnum Rossi- snub nose revolver, nice
shape, works great $400 Call 850-569-2194
Antique Piano beautifully made JF Corl
upright, good condition, $400 OBO 850-209-0096
Coffee & Tea Set, 7 piece, Sterling Silver, $250
850-573-5997
FREE KITTENS. 850-209-1266
Full size bed with mattress & box springs, $50
850-272-4305 serious inquiries only
Full size mattress $10. 850-272-4305 serious
inquiries only
Fur, beautiful, gray jacket $75 850-209-0051


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water& garbage included $350/month 850-573-
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2/2 Mobile Homes, couples preferred, Marian-
na, No pets, security and references required.
$400 & $500 per month. 850-482-8333 DO 10987
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http:// www.charloscountry living. com.
850-258-4868/209-8847
2&3.BR MH's in
Marianna & Sneads
(850)209-8595.
3/2,2/2 in Cottondale, no pets, CH/A $425-
$500 850-258-1594 leave message
3/2 Double wide on Lake Seminole in Sneads,
$600/mo, water included. 850-526-2183
3/2 Mobile Home on Ham Pond Rd in Sneads
CH/A, lawn care incl. $550 +dep. 850-592-4625
Edgewood Apartments in Cypress Area. Quiet,
Furnished 1BR 1BA.Cable & laundry included.
$440/mo + deposit. 850-209-13514-
Large 3/2 $550/month. Quiet, well maintained.
water/sewer/ garbage/ lawn included.
Monthly RV Lots $200+elec.
Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4-
NEW YEARS SPECIAL: 2 BR MH for rent, month-
ly & weekly rates available in Cottondale 850-
554-9934
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. For details
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ATV Yamaha '09 Grissley 350, 4x4, camo, new
condition, adult owned, new price $6000. sell
for $4500. 334-441-5580 DO 11129
Honda'02 XR25OR Dirt Bike. Excellent condition
$2200 Firm. Please Call 8PM-11PM 334-684-9129










Heaters, 6 Gas or Electric $400 for all
850-867-6868
Jet 3 Power Chair w/leg rest attachments, very
good shape0$450 850-592-9966
Large Dog House, Any Color, Shingle Roof,
L Will Deliver. $120, 334-794-5780 I
I Pistol- taurus 9m 92AF $300 (850)352-2553
Porch/Lawn Swing With Chains,
L Will Deliver. $80 334-794-5780
Refrigerator, good shape $200 OBO 850-557-
3404
Rollator walker with brakes, seat, and basket,
like new $40 850-592-9966
Ruger 357, soft action revolver $450 850-569-
2194
Washer and Dryer, Fridgidaire, good condition
$300 for both 850-557-3404
Whirlpool Dryer, white, approximately 4 years
old $125 850-482-3267
Wood Frame Sofa/Chair $125. Large Desk
w/side arm, $100. 482-6600


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Honda '07 Rancher ATV TRX-420TM 4-speed,
hunter green. Low hours. Like new condition.
$3,100. 334-796-0056 or 334-712-1975
DO 11133
Honda '08 TRX250 4-wheeler Red. Excellent
condition. New cost $4,399. Will sell $2,500.
334-798-2337
Honda 2007 TRX 90 Youth 4 wheeler.
Almost New! Elec. Start, Red, Low hrs,
Garage Kept $ 1,500. OBO. 334-796-3721


Honda '97 TRX90 4-wheeler Like New Cond.
0031$ 334-792-8018 DO 11023


Kawasaki '08 Kfx 90 ATV Kid's model 36345
(334)726-2168 iawcpa@live.com $1500.00


Polaris 500, '06 4x4 Automatic, low hours &
miles, $4,200. 850-482-8717.
Yamaha '04 Bruin- 4wd, extra low hours, cam
ouflage. $4,000. Call 334-795-6743
Yamaha '08 Grizzly 700 ATV- Red, chrome rims,
wench, stereo, only 200 hours, power steering
must see!! $6000. Call 334-726-4361 DO 11052


16 FT GLASS STREAM BOAT 28HP Johnson,
trolling motor, depth finder $2,300. Call
334-232-4610
24' Pontoon Boat '95- Runs great, $7,500 OBO
Call 850-573-1920
- I Bass Tracker '09 Pro 160
16 ft. 30HP Mercury with
power trim, trolling motor,
depth and fish finder, only 5
hours on motor. Is in like
new condition. $8,300. Call 334-493-7700
Chinew- 14 ft. with 4HP motor and new trailer.
Excellent condition, $1,450. 334-596-1738
Cruise Master LE, '05, 36ft workhorse chassis
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 DO
10984
Fisher '01 Hawk- 18 'ft Class 2, with 115 Mercu
ry outboard motor with trailer, 2 fish finders,
trolling motor, access ladder, Bemini, AM/FM
radio, on board charge, cover, very well kept inr
door shelter. $14,000. Call 334-685-7319
Gheenoe Camo 13' with trailer 2HP motor. 32 #
thrust trolling motor. $1,500 Firm. 334-793-3432
Night: 334-677-5606
Sailboat 76-Catalina 30', 2
S', cycle Yarmar diesel engine.
''-- Very low hours; less than
S 250. Roller furling, bimin,
imk d l head, micro, fridge. Good
condition Docked @ Snug
Harbor slip B-6.334- 673-0330. REDUCED to $12K
Seacraft, '89,20 ft- Center
console. '95 225HP Johnson,
-- dual axle trailer w/brakes.
r i- Great condition, very clean.
$5,500.334-791-4891 DO 11020
Seado RXP '05 Jet Ski, 60 hrs. Very clean, life
jacket and cover included. $5,500. 850-527-4455
STRATOS '00 22FT Tournament Ready, 225 HP
motor. Kept inside, $11,900 Must see! Call 229-
321-9047
Stratos '95 285 Pro XL- Dual console. Johnson
Fastrike 175 2 depth finders, GPS, deck exten-
sion $6,000. Call 334- 671-9770
Yamaha '08 G3 Eagle Bass Boat- 175PF, 17ft '08
trailer, 75 HP motor. Still under warranty til
April, used only 4x, very low hours. Paid $17,900
new and asking $8000 Firm Call 334-588-0333
Dolll03


2006 Wildcat 5th Wheel Super Slid e, 2 Bed-
rooms, 4 Bunks, Lots of storage, Excellent con-
dition. $19,500 Call 334-792-1109 DO 11032
27 ft. Jayco 08' only used 1 time. NEW, large
slide out, large shower by it's self.cable hook-
up, lots of extras. $10,500. 334-393-1558
Copper Canyon '07 34' 5th
., s wheel, excellent cond. rear
N 1 living room, 2-slides,
awning,cabinets galore,
dinette, kitchenette, large.
bedroom, private bath,
super deal to serious buyer.334-792-0010 or
805-0859
Dutchman '02 5th Wheel- 2 slides, like new,
many extra, $16,000 Call 334-794-4917 DO 11027
Dutchmen 40 ft. Travel Trailer
Sj '06, 38B-DSL, Sleeps 8, has 2
slideouts. Loaded, Like new.
$18,750. Call 334-406-4555

FLEETWOOD '05 Prowler AX6, 5th wh, 36ft, 4
slides, large shower, 30/50AMP. $24,000 OBO
334-695-4995, 334-687-7862 DO 11065
Jayco '08 Flight 27' with super slide, large bath,
used 2 times, $10,500. 850-482-8717


Fourwinds '06, 30' Travel trailer Double slide-
out 2BR, microwave, stereo, CH&A., Loaded.
Like new. Must sell immediately, $11,500 OBO.
Cell: 585-269-0244


Cheveriot '11 Z71 LT- 4x4, 4 door, 1850 miles,
5.3L V8, 6 speed auto, white truck, dark inte-
rior. Make offer Call 334-403-0249 D011061


S -. JAYCO '09 35 ft.. Like New. 2 Chevrolet '09 Impala LT- 4 door, power every-
Sslides, 27" flat TV, loaded, thing, white, excellent condition $12,900.
very nice, $19,000. 334-687- Call 334-494-0460 DO 11070
3606, 334-695-1464.DO10976 Chevrolet '85 Camaro V6
Sunny Brook 5th wheel '02 2750SL 28' w/slide r -Automatic transmission,
out. Q-bed, Like New, kepted under shelter D runs good $2750 Call 334-
compare to showrm. price S30K, Will sell S12K 791-4218 after 3pm or text
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R-VISION 2006 Trail Lite, 26
ft., fully loaded, like new,
low mileage $35,000 OBO
334-616-6508


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Buick '98 LeSabre (BY OWNER) low miles,
leather, loaded, new tires, tuhe-up, new rad.
$3,495 OBO. 850-592-2832 or 693-6835
Chevy 74 Nova. 350 V8. Auto Tranny. California
car. 85% restored. 334-470-7260. $9500,obo. DO
11015
Mercedes 1983- Collector 240D in very good
condition, rare 4-speed manual transition,
very smooth shifting, a dream to drive, a
bargain at $6,800 Call 334-797-4883


1995 Nissan Infinity J30 Replaced motor, good
air/heat, new tires, runs good. $2,295 OBO, 334-
678-4819. DO 11132
n BMW '96 Convertible
NICE CAR! $6,995.
Call: 334-714-2700


BMW '96 NICE CAR!
Trades Considered! $5,995.
Call: 334-714-2700


Buick '00 LeSabre Limited,
loaded, 1 owner,
91K miles, LIKE NEW!,
Priced at $5800.
334-790-7959

Cadillac '05 CTS, loaded 149K miles., reliable
luxary transportation, below nada value at
$ 8995. OBO 334-678-5959 or 334-797-7293
DO 11102
CADILLAC '05 DeVille DTS. Loaded with
moonroof, factory navigation and DVD, heated
and cooled memory seats, 95,000 highway
miles, $9,500 obo. 334-797-2320


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TraM -Lite '02 RV Class B,
SI--. Like New, 23K miles, Easy
to drive and Easy to park.
-- $21,500. 334-791-5235
DO 11145


Allegro '99 Bay with 330
Cummins on a Freightliner
Chassey 38' Superslide,
Weatherpro awnings,
in-motion sattelite, duel
ducted air, new hardwood
floors, new tires, 54k miles $47,500 Call Scott
334-685-1070 DO 11022
Concord Coachman '05 Motor Home- 23' long
2700 miles. Take over payments. 850-593-5103
Damon 2000 Ultra Sport. Cummins diesel. 12K
mi. slide, Leveling jacks, diesel genertor. $52K
334-701-7787 or 706-681-5630

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RV Collision Center

Located off 1-10 Exit 70 / SR285
328 Green Acres Dr.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Sales and Service: 850-951-1000
www.dixierv.com DO 11108


Chevy 'B4 Impala
RUNS GOOD! Newly Built
Transmission! $3,950
Call: 334-714-2700.


Chevy '08 Corvette Convertible, Black, loaded,
excellent condition, garage kept $45,000.
334-692-5624
Chevy'08 Impala Excellent Condition Loaded
28K Mi. 1-Owner Auto. V6 $12,500 334-237-1039
Chevy 81' Corvette. Red,
"g; -' "AT, Mirrored tops, 52K mi.
Rol-.I 4 l- = New tires, calipers, brakes
& shocks. Garage kept.
.$13,500 OBO. 334-596-2376

Chevy 91 S10 Z6- Auto, 20"
l chrome rims, new tires, AC,
i $ $2,800. Call 334-691-2987
or 334-798-1768
Chevy 97 Suburban- great condition, 1500
series, leather $3000. Call 303-906-3683
----I-- Chrysler '06 300C with
A- Hemi, Custom Paint, Rims,
Sunroof, Rockford Fosgate
J Stereo System.
334-494-7312 DO 11125
Chrysler '07 PT Cruiser Touring Edition- black
exterior with gray interior, 17k mi, $11,900
Call 334-648-1828 or 334-792-5151 after 5pm
U Corvette'81- Automatic 350
(Silver). Will sell as is for
$4,900. OBO 334-774-1915


Corvette '92 Convertible 121K miles, extra
clean, $9500. 334-671-1430. DO 11091
Corvette '96 Collector Edition Silver, 2 tops,
Bose, 1381 made. Best offer. 334-677-7796
FORD Mustang '98 GT
Automatic,
NICE CAR! $4,850.
I Call: 334-714-2700

Dodge '04 Grand Caravan,
Excellent condition $7300
850-526-2055 or 850-272-
8933 DO 11002

FORD '03 Mustang GT, 96000 miles, CD,
leather, power locks, power windows. $8,500
334-494-6480
- Ford 06 F250 diesel king
S-- Ranch Lariet. Leather seats,
4WD. heated seats. All
power. Low miles. Excellent
condition. Asking $31,900.
obo. 334-393-0343
Ford '10 F150 XLT- 4 doors with all the toys
including tow package, beige with beige and
brown interior, 23k miles, $22,900. 334-494-0460
DO 11071
T _- J FORD '89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
. A Automatic $4,600 or reason-
i 'able offer 229-334-8520, or
229-296-8171

Ford '95 E350 Van- straight 6, 310k on body, no
rust, 40k miles on engine $2500 OBO
Call 334-703-0323
.. ..'m _m Ford '98 Explorer
air RUNS GOOD!
Priced at $2,195
Call: 334-714-2700
for more info

Ford '99 Taurus Wagon SE- white with tan inte-
rior, 2.4 liter, 49k miles, keyless entry, $5,995.
Call 334-794-5776
GMC '95, Conversion Van, new AC, runs great,
$2,500. S & M Auto Sales 850-774-9189 or 850-
774-9186
Honda Civic CLEAN NICE
CAR! RUNS GOOD! $3,495
Call: 334,714-2700.



Land Rover '02 Discovery, Silver. Good condi-
tion, $6,500. Call 334-792-1109 DO 11033


TOYOTA'08 FJ CRUISER with 45000 miles.
Very nice SUV. Like new insie and out. Burgun-
dy exterior with dary gray interior. All standard
power options. All trades accepted. Please call
334-695-0953 OR 334-687-4400. DO 11131


Toyota '09 Corolla, auto transmission, red in
color, loaded. 34 mpg, 58K miles. $13,500.
334-794-2927. DO 11038
Toyota'09 Corolla Sport. Charcoal gray 31k
miles. Warranty. 5-spd. 16" wheels, power
locks, windows, CD, $12,000. 334-475-3370
or 334-464-1709.
Toyota'09 Corolla UNDER WARRANTY!
LIKE NEW! $200 down $249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028. DO 11081


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$10,988.
Call: 334-714-2700


Nissan'06 Maxima, 121Kmi. loaded, leather,
heated seats, sunroof, new tires, excellent con-
dition, $11,500. 791-3081. DO 11029
Nissan 06' Maxima, white, loaded, leather,
moon roof, 86k miles, excellent condition,
$13,300 OBO 850-209-2358 DO 11101

Excellent tires, power seat,
& windows, 4dr, 2wd, 15K
S miles. Excellent condition.
$20,500 OBO. 334-791-6485
'89 i Pontiac '02 Montana Extend-
-U U Ied AWD Excellent Condition
Q j Blue, leather interior,dvd,
tv, Fully loaded $7000
334-796-1602
Pontiac '08 G6 SUPER SHARP! LIKE NEW!
$200 down, $229 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028. DO 11080


Toyota'07 Prius, Black, 64k miles. Excellent
condition, GPS, backup camera, JBL sound, tint,
great gas mileage, transferable warranty, new
g niksA. serit $13 995 OBO Call 334-470-3292


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Hundai '04 Accent GT,
2 door, Auto, 4 cylinder,
1 owner, 69K miles,
excellent, Priced at $4995.
Call: 334-790-7959

Jeep 1979 CJ7- rebuilt 304
engine, new paint, mild
Scam, headers, aluminum
intake 600 Holley Carb.,
rebuilt transmission, 1 ton
Chevy Axles with 456 Chevy gears in rear with
Detroit locker and Dana 60 in front. Mickey
Thompson 16x12 rims with new 37x12.5 R16,5
LT tires $8,000. 334-266-5248
- B Lexus '07 RX350 Bamboo
Spear color, V6,4WD, fully
M loaded, 50k miles. $26,000.
a Call 334-333-1824
Lexus'07 RX400 Hybrid- Well kept and fully
loaded, has 62k miles, get 31 City & 27 Hwy
mpg, asking $28,500. 334-308-1112 DO11112
._._. Lexus '98LS400 114K mi.
--_, I _-_ Gold with tan leather interi-
S -* _or heated seats. Excellent
9 condition $9,800. 334-333-
3436 or 334-671-3712.
Mazda'01 626 LX 158K Mi. Loaded! Pwr every-
thing, cd player, White, tan interior,
$3999. 334-692-4084 334-797-9290 DO 11057
Mazda '06 Miata MX5- Grand Touring Edition,
blue with ground effects, one owner, garage
kept, only 7330 miles, Auto, Bose stereo/CD,
Like new. $15,900. Call 334-393-8864.
Mazda '07 Mazda3- Sunroof, gold, 120k miles,
$9000. Call 334-794-4917 leave message
DO 11026
Mazda '93 Miata convertible. excellent condi-
tion, sports package, fun little car $4500. 334-
699-7270 DO 11124
Mercedes 73 450 SL Convertible (hard/soft
top) $12,000 OBO. 904-368-1153 Leave message
Mercury '05 Grand Marquis LS white, leather
seats, wood dash trim, 170,780 mi. $5500. Call
Polyengineering, Inc. 334-793-4700 ext. 134
Mitsubishi'09 Galant Fully loaded,
Pwr. window, pwr. doorlocks, cruise control
C.D. Great Fuel Mileage, $300 down $250 per
mo. Call Steve Hatcher at 334-791-8243.
DO 11076
Nissan '05 350Z Convertible
Touring Edition. Auto. Exc.
Cond. $16,500 Pearl White
334-793-3686; 334-790-9431
SS Nissan '05 Z350 Roadster
Convertible. Nice Car!!!
Priced at $16,900. Call for
more information about
extras. 334-714-2700


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Volkswagen '03 Beetle Convertible Low miles,
Fully Loaded, Great fuel economy $200 down,
$200 per mo. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791-8243.
DO 11077
I S I Volkswagen '05 Beetle
Convertible GLS- 5-speed,
W "- leather, loaded, only 19K
4 ; miles. Excellent condition.
$13,900. Call 334-714-4001

Volkswagen '06 Jetta TDI.
\"'.- i Grey w/gray leather. Diesel,
sunroof, heated seats,
aluminum wheels, satellite
radio 40 mpg: 120K miles
$11,800 334-685-6233
Wanted Junk- Vehicles top price, I also sell
used parts. Call 334-792-8664


2008 Honda 750 Shadow Spirit Motorcycle. Low
miles. Like new $4,000. Call 334-899-4224
Goldwing '05 1800, Anniv. Edi Metalic Grey, Ga-
rage kept w/ cover, under 20k mi, many acces-
sories. $15K 850-482-7357
Goldwing, '92 60k miles, Red. Excellent paint
and running condition. $7,000. Call 850-445-
2915 leave message
-- Harley 06 Sportser XL-
1200C, 3940k mi, 2 seat
screaming eagle, pipes,
windshield $6900
Call 334-393-3463
Harley Davidson '00 Electra Glide, short wind-shield,
solo & stock seats, very dependable, $8,500.334-774-774-
2036 or 334-237-0677. DO 11059
Harley Davidson '02 Sportster 1200 custom 11k
miles, chromed out, $6500. Call 334-691-3468
or 334-701-3855
Harley Davidson '03 Ultra
Classic. Black and purple
custom paint. Max. chrome.
Garage kept. 12K mi.
$14,500 334-792-8701

Harley Davidson '06 883 Sportster 18,300 miles
With extras. $4000 334-803-7422 DO 11095
Harley Davidson '06 Sportser 1200, 13,400 miles
detachable windshield & back rest $6,000. 334-
685-3214
.jC-,,*. -' Harley Davidson '08- Ultra
SClassic Screaming Eagle An-
iniversary Edition. Very low
miles $26900. 334-685-0380

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
HONDA '06 Shadow, 2.8 miles, NEW dealer
road tested only, $5,200, 229-334-8520 or
229-296-8171
Honda '08 Shadow 750.
Excellent condition. Low
miles 5-year service plan
included. $5K OBO
334-701-2329
-' Honda 1962 C102 super
cub 50, 4k miles, Black &
white, good condition,
electric start 3 speed,
$2500. Firm. Call noon (M-
F) 334-347-9002
HONDA '98 Valkyrie Tourer all original,
low miles, runs great asking $5,900. OBO 334-
693-5454
Suzuki '05 Boulevard Black/Gray 2,000 miles on
it. Garage Kept. Lots of extras! $3,800. Call 334-
798-4751


Suzuki '08 BLVD S83 1400cc, Black, 1-owner.
Garage kept, helmet and jacket included, 900
miles $5,800. Asking $5000 OBO. 334-718-6338.


- - VW '02 Custom made VW
"- power Trike. All chromed
engine. Custom, one of a
kind paint job and wheels,
Adult ridden. Fire engine
red. 23K miles. New tires, garage kept, custom
cover, AM/FM CB. $19,995. OBO $44,000 invest-
ed. Call 239-410-4224 for more details.
Yamaha '05 V-star 650 Silverado, Saddle bags,
windshield, back-rest. 1K mi. Garage kept.
$3,750 OBO. 334-701-7552
Yamaha '06 R6 Raven Edition Track Ready. Lots
of Extras excellent condition $5500 OBO 334-
432-5800 Call for details
Yamaha '06 YZ250F- excellent mechanical con-
dition, lots of extras runs great but has to go.
$2400 OBO Call 334-432-5800 D011078
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


Mojo '05 Motor Scooter 200mi, Blue, $1650
850- 258-1638
~ U.M.08 250 cc. Seats 2, 2
h/ nelments. Lg Scooter. 80mi
per gallon. 1000mi Fac.
Warranty $2000 OBO.
Call 334-445-6302



Eddie Bauer '07 Expedition EL 93K miles, white with tan
trim, leather interior, dvd player, satellite radio, navi-
gation system, 4 bucket seats & 3rd row automatic.
$26,900. 334-797-1855 or 334-797-9290. DO 11057
Ford '02 Explorer Sport Trac- 4 door, V6, 110k
miles, 2 wheel drive, am/fm, cassette, and CD
player, excellent condition $8900. OBO Call 334-
723-4066 after 6PM bailyfam@hotmail.com for
more info D011074
Ford '06 Explorer Limited leather, 6 change CD,
3rd row seats, V8, chrome wheels, light beige
with tan interior, 50k miles, like new, $16,400
850-814-0155 DO 11109
Ford '95 Explorer
EXTRA CLEAN!
NEW TIRES! $2,950
Call: 334-714-2700


GMC '00 Jimmy, great condition, $4,200 OBO
Call 850-526-2491 ask for Tom.


GMC '07 Yukon SLT- white with tan
leather interior. 63k miles $26,500 334-718-6836


Honda '04 CRV LX. Black, Excellent condition
77,800 miles. Power windows. $9,300 Negotia-
ble. Reduced!!! 334-333-2239
Jeep '06 Commander, black in color, 3 seater,
excellent condition, gray interior, back up sen-
sor. 91K miles, $13,000 OBO 334-268-0770.
DO 11051
Jeep '06 Wrangler, both tops, AC, automatic,
loaded, 22K miles $17,000 080. 334-726-1530
Jeep '95 Cherokee
NICE CAR!
PRICED AT $2,195.
Call: 334-714-2700


6 Jeep '95 Grand Cherokee
RUNS GREAT! Trades
Considered S2.950
Call: 334-714-2700


Nissan '03 Pathfinder SE, 110.990 miles, V6. 4
wheel drive, black leather interior, Bose 6 CD
changer, $10,900. Call Anthony 334-797-1342.
y-"- -' Nissan '05 Murano


SNICE CAR! MUST SELL!L
$10,900 Call: 334-714-2700



S Nissan'05 Murano
NICE CAR! MUST SELL!
$10,900 Call: 334-714-2700





Chewolet '85 K5 Blazer. Fully restored, 450 hp
engine, 411 rear end, 1000K miles since re-
stored. $12,900. 407-353-3629
^ Chevrolet '99 3500
Service body work truck,
V-8, automatic, 44K miles,
1 owner, Priced at $6500.
Call: 334-790-7959


Chevy '91 Cherokee pickup, lift gate
$1,500. 850-352-4724
Chevy '96 Silverado- 2500 V8, Auto air. Runs
great $2,800 OBO. 334-691-2987


f LOOK
Concession Trailer.
CnWANTED
Motor Driven. Good Condition And Equipped.
850-548-5719

Dogde Ram '03 1500 regular cab, excellent con-
dition, 92K miles, 4.7 engine, $8,500. OBO 334-
796-8174. DO 11073
FORD '02 LARIAT F250 Diesel, Crew Cab,
123K miles $16,000 334-687-9983
Ford '89 Bronco, Runs great, lifted, mud tires.
Excellent condition. $3,500 OBO trade. Call
850-774-9189 or 774-9186.
Ford '98 F150. Great condition, 165K miles. New
brakes, alternator and battery. Cold air, elec-
tric windows & door locks. $4800 OBO. 334-701-
7552
Ford Tractor model# 640 36 Horse power, gas
engine, 95% restored. $3,300. 850-545-9771
Freightliner '01 FL60 Sport Chassis 4-dr.
leather interior, Allison auto transmission,
124K mi. $45,000. 334-791-7152
Freight Liner '92 double
." bunk, Detroit engine.
re-built 2 years ago.
$6,000. 334-691-2987


IH 1440 Combine, Field Ready, Grain Head and
Corn Head. $9,000. OBO 850-415-0438


Chevy '95 Astro Cargo Van 4.3 engine A/C, runs
good, white in color, $2000. 334-718-9617.
DO 11127
GMC '95, Conversion Van. New AC. Runs great.
$2,500. S & M Auto Sales, 850-774-9189 or 850-
774-9186
Honda '96 Passport- V6, 5-speed, 134k miles,
great condition $3000. Call 334-691-2987 or
334-798-1768 D011128


Wanted: Toyota Tacoma 2000-2004
automatic Call 334-793-6054 D011034


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LEGALS


Board of County Commissioners


LF15232

Notice under Fictitious Name Law
Pursuant to Section 865.09 Florida Statutes

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business under the ficti-
tious name of SUNSHINE HERBS located at 3204
Caverns Rd, in the County of Jackson, in the
city of Marianna, Florida 32446 intends to regis-
ter said name with the Division of Corporations
of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee
Florida, this 10st day of February, 2011.

JOHN BREWER
3204 CAVERNS RD
MARIANNA, FL 32446


LF15231
INVITATION TO BID
JACKSON COUNTY GRANTS DEPARTMENT

NOTICE: Is hereby given to all general contrac-
tors, licensed by the State of Florida, that
sealed bids will be accepted at the Jackson
County Grants Department located at 4487 La-
fayette St. until 2/24/2011 at 12:00 PM CST for
the following project:

Bid Number: 1011-15
Bid Name: SHIP Rehabilitation

DESCRIPTION: The Jackson County Board of
Commissioners is seeking qualified general
contractors to participate in work involving
various forms of rehabilitation of single-family
pre-1978 homes.

PRE-QUALIFICATIONS: Each contractor must
provide pre-qualifying data concerning their el-
igibility and ability to meet contract require-
ments (included in the contractor packet) of
the SHIP Program five (5) calendar days prior
to walk thru. Contractor packets may be
picked up at the Jackson Grants Department
4487 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL 32448.

SPECIAL NOTE: The walk thru of homes will be
on 2/18/11 all contractors need to meet at 8:00
AM CST promptly on each day at the Communi-
ty Development conference room at 4487 La-
fayette St. Marianna, FL prior to the walk thru.
Qualifications and General Conditions will be
handed out prior to beginning the walk thru.
Contractors must participate in the walk thru
to bid on homes.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2/24/11 at 12:00 PM
CST Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed enve-
lope marked:

SEALED BID and identified by the NAME OF THE
FIRM, NAME AND NUMBER OF THE BID, ALONG
WITH THE DATE AND TIME OF OPENING.

BID OPENING: 2/24/11 at 2:00 PM CST at the
Jackson County Commission Board Room 2864
Madison St. Bids will be awarded during a
Jackson County Board of Commissioner's
meeting. Bids will be made to the best bidder,
as determined by the Board of County Commis-
sioners; the right is reserved to reject any and
all bids.

INFORMATION may be made to the Grants De-
partment by calling 850-482-9083.

Dale Rabon Guthrie
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


~OkbYq FO$.


By: Chuck Lockey
BOARD CHAIRMAN

EEO STATEMENT
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.
LF15230

INVITATION TO BID JACKSON COUNTY

NOTICE is hereby given to all interested per-
sons or firms that sealed bids will be accepted
at the Jackson County Purchasing Department
located at the Jackson County Administration
building, 2864 Madison Street, Marianna, Fl.
32448 NO LATER THAN 2:00 pm C.T. on 2/17/11
for the following project:

BID NUMBER: 1011-14
BID NAME: Request for one (1) 15,000GWVR
Cab &Chassis
BID OPENINGS: 2/17/11 2:00pm C.T.
Bids will be opened and recorded by the JACK-
SON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Pur-
chasing Department located at 2864 MADISON
STREET, Marianna, Florida 32448

Specifications and General Conditions may be
obtained from the Purchasing Department be-
tween the hours of 8:00 A.M. C.T. and 4:00 P.M.
C.T. Monday through Friday. Information or In-
quiries may be made by contacting Stan
Hascher, Purchasing Agent, at 2864 Madison
Street, Marianna, Florida or voice phone 850-
718-0005, or Fax 850-482-9682. A complete copy
of the Bid Packet may be acquired through the
Jackson County Purchasing WEB site:
www.jacksoncountyfl.us Click on the Purchas-
ing Department site then click on current bids
and RFP's to obtain a copy.

IMPORTANT
Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope
marked on outside of envelope:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
DATE: 2/17/11 TIME: 2:00 pm CT

SEALED BIDS and identified by the NAME OF
THE FIRM, NAME AND NUMBER OF THE BID,
ALONG WITH THE DATE AND TIME OF OPEN-
ING.

List of bidders and awards (if any) shall be an-
nounced at this meeting of the Jackson County
Board of County Commissioners. Bid award
will be made to the best bidder, but the right is
reserved to reject any or all bids.

Dale Rabon Guthrie
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

Board of County Commissioners
BY: Chuck Lockey
BOARD CHAIRMAN

EEO STATEMENT
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.





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INTERNATIONAL


www.JCFLORIDAN.com


BY MAGGIE MICHAEL
AND SARAH EL DEEB
As' IAiTL PD :
CAIRO A young
Google executive who
helped ignite Egypt's
uprising energized a cheer-
ing crowd of hundreds of
thousands Tuesday with
his first appearance in
their midst after being
released from 12 days in
secret detention. "We
won't give up." he prom-
ised at one of the biggest
protests yet in Cairo's
Tahrir Square.
Once a behind-the-
scenes Internet activist, 30-
year-old Wael Ghonim has
emerged as an inspiring
voice for a movement that
has taken pride in being a
leaderless "people's revo-
lution." Now, the various
activists behind it -
including Ghonim are
working to coalesce into
representatives to push
their demands for
President Hosni Mubarak's
ouster.
For the first time, pro-
testers made a foray to
Parliament, several blocks
away from their camp in
the square. Several hun-
dred marched to the legis-
lature and chanted for it to
be dissolved.
In Tahrir, the massive,
shoulder-to-shoulder
crowd's ranks swelled with
new blood, including thou-


sands of university profes-
sors and lawyers who
marched in together as
organizers worked to draw
in professional unions. The
crowd rivaled the biggest
demonstration so far, a
week ago, that drew a
quarter-million people.
Some said they were
inspired to turn out by an
emotional television inter-
view Ghonim gave
Monday night just after his
release from detention
where, he sobbed over
those who have been killed
in two weeks of clashes
and insisted, "We love


Egypt ... and we have
rights."
"I cried," a 33-year-old
upper-class housewife Fifi
Shawqi said of the inter-
view with Ghonim, who
she'd never heard of before
the TV appearance. She
came to the Tahrir protest
for the first time, bringing
her three daughters and her
sister. "I felt like he is my
son and all the youth here
are my sons."
Tuesday's huge turnout
gave a resounding answer
to the question of whether
the protesters still have
momentum even though


two weeks of steadfast
pressure have not achieved
their goal of ousting 82-
year-old Mubarak, Egypt's
authoritarian leader for
nearly three decades. Vice
President Omar Suleiman
on Tuesday made a new
gesture, declaring a panel
of judges and scholars to
recommend constitutional
changes within a month.
Ghonim, a marketing
manager for Google Inc,
vanished two days after
the protests began on Jan.
25, snatched off the street
by security forces and hus-
tled to a secret location.


Chechen rebel claims airport bomb


BY JIM HEINTZ
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MOSCOW A website
affiliated with Chechen
rebels has released a video
in which insurgent leader
Doku Umarov claims
responsibility for last
month's deadly suicide
bombing at Russia's largest
airport and threatens more
bloodshed if Russia does
not leave the region.
The Kavkaz Center web-
site says it. received the
video late Monday. It was
not .clear when or where the
video was recorded.
The Jan. 24 attack at
Moscow's Domodedovo
Airport killed 36 people.
Russian investigators say
the bomber was a 20-year-
old man from the Caucasus
region that includes
Chechnya, but have not
released his name or other
details.
"You see this special
operation carried out by my
order ... more special opera-


tions will be carried out in
the future," Umarov says in
the video, wearing a camou-
flage uniform and a skull-
cap.
"Among us there are hun-
dreds of brothers who are
prepared to sacrifice them-
selves" in further attacks,
Umarov says in the video.
"We can at any time carry
out operations where we
want."
Over the weekend, the
website released another
video in which Umarov also
threatened more attacks,
saying 2011 would be "the
year of blood and tears."
Chechen rebels have
fought two full-scale wars
against Russian forces since
1994. Major offensives in
the second war died down
about a decade ago, but the
insurgency has continued
with small clashes in
Chechnya and in neighbor-
ing Caucasus republics.
The rebels have claimed
responsibility for an array
of terrorist attacks, includ-


"Among us there are hundreds of
brothers who are prepared to
sacrifice themselves."
-Doku Umarov,
Chechen rebel


ing last year's double sui-
cide bombing of the
Moscow subway system
that killed 40 people.
Umarov, who seeks to
create a Caucasus emirate
independent from Russia
and governed'by Sharia law,
said in the earlier video that
he could call on 50 to 60
suicide bombers if neces-
sary.
The blast at
Domodedovo, south of the
Russian capital, raised
strong concerns about
Russia's strategy against the
insurgents and about its
ability to protect against
future attacks. The day
after the bombing,


President Dmitry
Medvedev said that terror-
ist attacks in the country
increased in 2010, although
he did not cite figures.
The bomb went off in the
waiting hall of the interna-
tional arrivals area at the
airport. As in many other
airports, there were no
security procedures to go
through in order to get into
that area.
Medvedev initially lashed
out at airport management
for poorly guarding the
area, but the airport's opera-
tor responded that the
Russian transport police are
responsible for security in
that part of the airport.


Sudan prepares for next world capital


BY JASON STRAZIUSO
AND MAGGE FICK
ASSOCIATED PRESS

JUBA, Sudan The
mud-hut town of Juba has
earned a promotion to world
capital later this year. Only
Southern Sudan needs far
more than its own currency
and a national anthem: Most
of the roads here are dirt and
even aid workers live in
shipping containers.
In a little more than five
months, Southern Sudan is
slated to become the
world's newest country.
Final results from last
month's independence ref-
erendum announced on
Monday show that 98.8 per-
cent of the ballots cast were
for secession from Sudan's
north.
Juba is oil-rich but lacks
the embassies and skyscrap-
ers of other world capitals.
There was only a mile or
two of pavement here just a
year ago, and the local
archives are stored in a tent.
Many, though, see great
potential, and are excitedly
looking forward to control-


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ling their own destiny.
Entrepreneur Soloman
Chaplain Lui, 42, is over-
seeing the construction of
160 apartments and hotel
rooms on a rocky bluff
overlooking Juba. The
country's largest swimming
pool sits here, though its
water is murky. His arm
points toward empty fields
where he hopes to one day
build a mall and a golf
course.
"As I talk to you now
there are many people flow-
ing here," he said. "A new
country is being born."
Two decades of war
between the predominantly
Muslim north and rebels in
the Christian-animist south
killed at least 2 million peo-
ple before a 2005 peace
agreement was reached.
Residents jubilant to have
their own country at last,
though much work remains.
Decades of war and
poverty have kept Southern
Sudan in a decrepit state,
and its 8.7 million people
live in one of the least
developed regions in the
world. The U.N. says a 15-


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year-old girl here has a
higher chance of dying in
childbirth than finishing
school. An estimated 85
percent of the population is
illiterate.
Adding to the challenges,
the prices of some everyday'
goods like sugar, soap and
cooking oil have increased
by more than 50 percent in
recent weeks.
"The list is long," said
Athai Peter, 25, as he stood
at a job advertisement board
outside a U.N. agency on
Monday. "The roads are so
poor in many places that we
have very high food prices."
A new currency must be
established. Diplomatic
missions need to be opened.
And a country name must
be chosen.
Critical negotiations still
must be held with the north
to decide on citizenship
rights, oil rights and even
the final border demarca-
tion.
The U.S. national intelli-
gence director warned last
year of a possible new mass
killing or genocide in Sudan
over the referendum. That


no longer looks likely.
Sudan President Omar al-
Bashir backed the final
results Monday and said he
wanted to be the first to con-
gratulate the south on their
new state. His remarks
seemed designed to help
ensure a continuous flow of
southern oil through the
pipelines in the north. About
98 percent of Southern
Sudan's budget comes from
oil revenue.
United States President
Barack Obama also con-
gratulated the people of
Southern Sudan for "a
successful and inspiring"
referendum, and said he
intended to formally rec-
ognize the country as a
sovereign, independent
state in July 2011
Obama said in a state-
ment that after decades of
conflict the image of mil-
lions of southern
Sudanese voters deciding
their own future was an
inspiration to the world.
He also said it is another
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ISLAMABAD The United States may scrap upcom-
ing talks with Pakistan about the war in Afghanistan to
further pressure Islamabad to free an American who shot
dead two Pakistanis, U.S. officials said.
Washington insists the detained American has diplo-
matic immunity and killed the Pakistanis in self-defense
as they tried to rob him at gunpoint. It says the man's
detention is illegal under international agreements cover-
ing diplomatic ties.
Pakistani leaders, facing a groundswell of popular
anger triggered by the incident, have avoided definitive
statements on the status of the American. whom they have
named as Raymond Davis. Davis's next court appearance
is set for Feb. 11.
Two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press on
Monday that talks involving Afghanistan, Pakistan and
the U.S. set for Feb. 24 in Washington are now in doubt
because of the spat.
The talks are supposed to be held at the ministerial
level, meaning U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton and Pakistani Foreign Secretary Shah Mahmood
.Qureshi would participate.
However, U.S. officials say they already have suspend-
ed most high-level contacts with the Pakistanis to demon-
strate the administration's seriousness in resolving the
case.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton let it be
known that she would not meet Pakistani Foreign
Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi if he attended an inter-
national security conference in Munich, Germany. last
weekend, U.S. officials said. The officials spoke on con-
dition of anonymity because they were not authorized to
discuss the case publicly.
It's possible the upcoming talks could simply be down-
graded to included just lower-level officials.
Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul B'asit said
the two countries must not lose sight of the strategic
imperatives of their relationship.
"Our relations are mature enough to navigate through
difficulties," he wrote in a text message.
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter met
with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday and
pressed him to release Davis. That meeting and recent
U.S. press statements have indicated growing frustration
with an ally considered key to ending the conflict in
Afghanistan.
Pakistan risks looking like an American lackey if it
caves into demands to free Davis. But it's also a risk to
ignore the U.S., which provides it with billions of dollars
in military and other aid.
Federal officials say Davis' fate is up to courts in
Punjab province, while provincial officials say the feder-
al government must inform them whether Davis has
immunity and has not done so. The two governments are
controlled by rival political parties, which further compli-
cates the matter.
'Davis shot the two men Jan. 27 in the eastern city of
Lahore. A third Pakistani, a bystander, died when a car
rushing to back Davis up struck him. Police have said
they want to question the Americans suspected in that
death as well.


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