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Jackson County Floridan
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028304/00744
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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
Creation Date: February 1, 2012
Publication Date: 1934-
Frequency: daily (except saturday and monday)[<1979-1995>]
weekly[ former 1934-<1955>]
normalized irregular
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACA5476
oclc - 33284558
alephbibnum - 000366625
lccn - sn 95047182
System ID: UF00028304:00744
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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A Media General Nerpxipem

State Primary

Gingrich wins could

Romney wins

Florida as a whole

Newt Gingrich won Jackson Coun-
ty's presidential preference primary
with 1,542 total votes.
"We believe our country is in cri-
sis and we believe Newt Gingrich
has the experience and the ideas to
get our country back on track," said

) For more about the Florida primary,
see page 7A.
Scott Hagan, a Gingrich campaigner
who waved signs on Jefferson and
Lafayette Streets Tuesday afternoon.
Florida's results as a whole had
Mitt Romney trumping Gingrich,
"We had a good turnout," said Clint
Pate, the Chairman of the Republi-
can Party in Jackson County. "We're
very pleased with the turnout. The

people of Jackson County spoke on
who they think should face Obama
in November."
The results are technically unof-
ficial for several reasons. Supervisor
of Elections Sylvia Stephens will go
through all the ballot tapes today.
Several provisional ballots were cast,
which need the canvassing board's
approval. Any overseas absentee
ballots that arrive in the next 10 days
will also be counted. On Feb. 10,
the last day for overseas absentee

See VOTE, Page 7A

Cotton dale Lady

Fornets blow by Vernon,

64-16, on Monday night.

See more on page 1B.


Scott Hagan gives a thumbs-up to a passing motorist while
doing some last-day campaigning for Newt Gingrich Tuesday
at the corner of Lafayette and Jefferson streets.


Local soldier takes command

Marianna graduate is

new commander of

National Guard unit

dbuckhalter@jcfloric jr, in

A home-grown solider will soon take V'
command of the Florida A- m\ Na io n-
al Guard's 144th Transportation Com-
pany. A 1991 graduate of Nlarianna
High School, Lt. Bobby Datis will be
officially installed to office in a March
3 ceremony at the National Guard Ar-
mory in Marianna.
Davis applied for the position and
was selected for the command by bat-
talion Commander Kevin Creech. He
was notified of his appoinrnment lastr
Davis has been inthe National Guard,
with the 144th, since he was 221 ears of
age. In June, he'll celebrate his 19th year
in the service. During that time, he has
previously served as a recruiter and for
a time ran the Armory while.other sol- MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
diers from the company were deployed It. Bobby Davis (right) will be taking over as company commander of the Florida National
to Iraq. He was a platoon leader when Guard's 144th Transportation Company, in a change of command ceremony March 3.
word of the appointment came.
As Commander, he will be in charge
of the Guard's monthly training week-
ends, the Company's annual' summer
camp exercises, and oversee the Com- J
pany's overall operations. He would ..
also deploy with the soldiers if they
were sent overseas.
He will not be at the armory on a
daily basis, however; the day-to-day
staff will remain the same, with Sgt. 1st
Class Stacey Thomas continuing as the
daily officer in charge for Davis.
The new commander said he will
continue working.for Rivertown Com-
munity Church, as pastor of Family
Ministries there. He's been on the Ri-
vertown staff since June 2011, and be-
fore that was a pastor on staff at First
Baptist Church of Marianna.
After high school, Davis earned a de-
gree from Chipola College and went on SUBMITTED PHOTO
to get a Bachelor's degree in Christian Lt. Bobby Davis and his grandmother, Ruth Davis, are flanked by former Gov. Wayne
Mixson on the left and his wife, Margie Mixson, on the right, shortly after the public
See GUARD, Page 7A announcement last Friday that Lt, Davis will become a company commander.

City of Marianna, FPU suit continues


The lawsuit between the
City of Marianna and Florida
Public Utilities continues to
move forward, with deposi-
tions from both sides being
City manager Jim Dean said
a summary judgment hearing
with Judge John L. Fishel II is
scheduled on April 3.
A total of $228,528.27 has.


been spent so far from the
city's utility fund on this law-
suit. Of this sum, $199,213.57
has been spent on legal aid,
$6,189.70 on consulting ser-

vices from WHH Enterprises
and $23,125.00 on consulting
services from GA.
Marianna filed a lawsuit
against FPU in March 2011.
The city's complaint states
that the utility provider failed
to uphold three specific obli-
gations outlined in a franchise
agreement the two signed in
According to the complaint,
FPU did not create time of use
and interruptible rates agree-

able to both the city and FPU.
It also did not make these cost
saving rates available by Feb.
17,2011. Finally, the rates were
not available to every custom-
er within the city limits.
"We're taking FPU to court
to enforce our rights under
the contract," Dean said.
Time of use rates are charg-
es that differ depending on
the time of day the electricity
See SUIT, Page 7A


man critically

injured in

bicycle crash
From staff reports
A Marianna man was critically in-
jured Monday when a motorist struck
the bicycle he was riding on a Calhoun
County road.
Mark E Long, 48, was riding on Cal-
houn County Road 167 near Walter
Potts Road when police say a van at-
tempted to pass him.
According to Florida Highway Patrol
reports, as the van moved left in this
maneuver, Long changed course and
traveled from the outside of the lane to
the center.. The right front of the van
struck the back of the bicycle, ejecting
Long onto the shoulder of the road.
Long was taken to Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital for treatment of his
The driver of the van, Rajesh G. Patel,
55, and his passenger, Hansa Patel, also
55, both from Vidalia, Ga., were unin-
jured in the incident.
SThe incident remains under

Residents are

told to

beware of

Internet scam
From staff reports
The Jackson County Sheriffs Office is
investigating a new Internet scam.
The scam artists first start a friend-
ship with the victim, who is asked to
help them get funds. The victim re-
ceives a check which he or she deposits
and then sends the money to the scam
artist or a third party. Usually the check
is written out for more than the scam
artist is asking for, so the.victim believes
he or she is making money.
It is only after the transaction that the
victim learned the check is fraudulent.
The funds are taken from the victim's
The offenders are using checks that
identify them as the company Metro-'
politan Exposition Services, Inc., out of
Moonachie, New Jersey. These checks
are copies of real checks stolen from the
The sheriff's office press release asks
residents to never give personal, bank
or credit card information to anyone
who asks it from you.
If you have any information or knowl-
edge concerning this type of crime
where there may be other victims,
please contact 'the Sheriff's Office at


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Comiiuity Calendar

n Free Tax Prep at Chipola 9 a.m: to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Chipola College, room M-201. Busi-
ness instructor Lee Shook and student volunteers
provide free ta.. prepirat l:in and electr.rii: tiling
,(indwiddig returns onl, i. C.ll -iS. 368 for.jn p- .
fnrrlgne t walk-jns mj, rh.e. a longer wait. -
Siiree Tax Preparation/e-filing A P PTa ,. Aide
is available, by-appointment only, 9 a.m. to i p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

international English learners invitethe public to with'disadvantages/disabilities. Call 526-0139.
join them for the exchange of language, culture and ) 30th annual Chili Dinner Fundraiser 4 to
ideas among our local and international communi- 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Youth
ties. Light refreshments served. Free admission. Call Building in Marianna. The $5 dinners include chili,
482-9124. dessert and a drink (dine in or take out)..Hosted by
) CelebrateRecovery -7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Troop 3 Boy Scout.. proceeds fund scout activities
Center 2645Pebbie Hill Road in Marianna. Adult, '. :Fortickets. call 5.26.2897. ": :. .
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and i. Teacher of the Year Awards Program 5p.m.
h9-up,." Dinner:6 p.m. Child care available. Call at Marianna High School, 3546 Caverns Road. Jack-
209-786or573-11.son County's Teacher of the Year, School-related
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8 Employee of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist will be honored. Arrive early for the 4:15 p.m. recep-
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. tion. Call 482-1338, ext. 221.

) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting noon SATURDAY, FEB. 4
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Yard Sale Fundraiser 8 a.m. to noon on High-
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. way 90 East, between Centruy 21 and the One Stop
Career Center in Marianna. Altrusa International
THURSDAY, FEB. 2 of Marianna is having the sale to raise funds for its
. .. ... ... ., projects, including "Coats for Kids."
.) Free Tax Preparation/e-filing -AARP Tax-Aide pe, g s f
...La& ba- poirn i-rnint nlv4 3to Free Yoga Class- 8:30 a.mr at Chipola Fitness
tth rtOn Cr. nl. ..ri.t. ,rult. .... L3al. ,r St 1.1_3rianrui. Mats
Pennsylvania Ave. in Mjrinn.3 i:.jil 432-9620 iS proved. ,llere.d J i pn.arrr.r.I-hp .ithe Jackson
a. It4:3o.p ) fur ........ Cunt gHealtrh Deprtlnirnis Ciloring the'Gap
. Free Yoga Class pii rni t ChfpoarFlitne- '
Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna. Mats n Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
provided. Offered in partnership with the Jackson a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1770 Carolina St. in Alford. The free
County Health Department's Closing the Gap clinic for income-eligible patients without medical
program. Call 482-6221. insurance treats short-term illnesses and chronic
conditions. Appointments available (call 850-263-
N VFW Post 12046 and Ladies Auxiliary 7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins welcome. Sign in
Meeting The 6 p.m. covered dish supper is fol- before noon.
lowed by a 7 p.m. business meeting at 2830 Wynn
St. in Marianna. Call 209-0065. Turkey Shoot Fundraiser -1 p.m. at AMVETS
Post 231, north of Fountain (east side of US 231, just
a NAACP, Jackson County Branch Town Hall south of CR 167). Cost: $2 a shot. Call 850-722-
Meeting 6 p.m. in the basement of St. James 0291.
A.M.E. Church, 2891 Orange St., Marianna. Topics
on the agenda include: strong leadership, CRAs, n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
btl.a hi[ story in Ja i-n County and how redistrict- to5:30 p.m. in theAA.roomof First United Method-
',r lll attet .L-.-lr. n i'ount;, P ubtiwel m.i';. istChurh;9OG CaledoniaSt.inMarianna.
) William Dunaway Chapter. Florida Society, :.." .
Sons of the American Revolutiion Meetigi
- 6:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Mia3nr inn After ) Brotherhood Breakfast Club -7 a.m. in the
the Dutch-treat meal, an American history teacher New Easter Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship
from Graceville High School will discuss "The Other Hall in Graceville. Guest speaker: Graceville Mayor
Riders," Paul Revere, his historic ride and speech. Charles Holman.
Anyone who is interested in the SAR is welcome. For i Alcoholics Anonymous,Closed Discussion
more information call 594-6664. -- . n',', 'AoIAI i ..-in ;,f i~ n ;,rinn-.. in

D Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion; 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance-
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.


) International Chat'n' Sip 8:30 to 10 a.m. at
Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
Marianna. Learning Center staff and their

J.JU p..,I 1., -t J l. I uuytIe ot ,. II iVril ana 11 i nI.
'one-story building behind 4351 W.Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop

) Orientationl -10:3' a.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Marianna. Reg-
ister for free job placement and computer training
classes and learn .ibour cervi:es offered to people

) Council Meeting City of Jacob officials con-
vene for the regular monthly council meeting at 6
p.m. Public welcome.
))Writers Group Meeting 6 p.m. in the Chipley
Library. Those interested in or already writing (pub-
lished or unpublished) are welcome to share ideas
and suggestions with fellow writers.

Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
ri ftjjianna -
SSewing Circle -1 p m. At Jajic-son County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
D Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

) Free Tax Preparation/e-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only,.9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment and
imore infor nmatiori
a, Jiison County Habitat for Humanity
,Warehouse hours: 9 a,m. to 3 p.m,.

Free Tax Prep at Chipola 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Chipola College, room M-201. Busi-
Sness instructor Lee Shook and student volunteers'
provide free tax preparation and electronic filing
(individual returns only). Call 718-2368 for an ap-
'pointment; walk-ins may have a longer wait.
) Early Learning Coalition of NW Fla. Board
of Directors Meeting -11 a.m. at the Workforce
Center, 625 US Hwy 231 in Panama City. Join the
conference call at 1-888-808-6959 (guest code:
) Chipola Retirees Meeting 11:30 a.m. at the
Gazebo Coffee Shop & Deli in downtown Marianna.
Retirees. spouses and friends welcome for fellow-
ship and food.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community C jienr.jar .I j1: ion Co.urnty Fliri'dain P 1 Bo-' 520 Mar;,nn,. F'L32447,
Semail'editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
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The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 30, the latest
available report: One stolen:
vehicle, one abandoned vehicle,-

two suspicious
vehicles, one
incident, one
suspicious per-
son, one special
detail, one re-

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port of mental illness with vio-
lence, one burglary, one verbal
disturbance, one burglar alarm,
one power line down, five traffic
stops, one larceny complaint,
one trespass complaint, one
follow-up investigation, four

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assists of other agencies and
two public service calls.

The Jackson Counry Sheriff's
:Office and country fire/rescue'
reported thefollowing incidents
for Janu 30, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale Police depart-
ments): Two abandoned ve-
hicles, two suspicious vehicles,.'
one suspicious incident, one
Verbal disturbance, one hitch-
hiker/pedestrian complaint,
two fire calls with police re-
sponse, one residential fire call,

10 medical calls, one burglar
'"alarm~ one robbery alarm, six
traffic stops, one civil dispute,
one found/abandoned property
report, one animal complaint,
one fraud complaint, four
transports and one threat/ha-
ras6ment complaint.

The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
S. Brandon DuckeT, 29,
5240 Cliff St., Gracev-
ille, driving while license
) Heather Paramore, 22, 2532
Douglas Pond Road, Marianna,

violation of county probation.
) Leanthony Lasiter, 27,
2508 Minnesota St., (Apt.
B207), Lynn Haven, driving
with serious bodily injury to
another, driving while license
S)Virgil Johnson, 21, 2828
Barnes St., Marianna, trespass
after warning.
) Brian Beauchamp, 25, 7872
Seminole St., Sneads, aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon, domestic battery and
violation of state probation.

To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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Riverside Elementary announces honor rolls

Special to the Floridan

Riverside Elementary School
has announced its honor rolls
for the second nine-week term.
Third Grade
A Honor Roll Josh Allen,
Emma Biggers, Tanzania Blue,
Bishop Bosland, Skyler Boyd,
Lauren Brock, Brandon Butler,
Michael Byrd, Abigail Callahan,
Raza Carpino, Riley Cleveland,
Jake Crenshaw, James Donald-
son, Brianna Drummond, Al-
lison Edenfield, Harley Harris,
Hailey Harrison, Nathan Hol-
lon, Octavia Johnson, Makayla
Kenner, Emily Locke, Alexis Mc-
Gann,:ColtonrMenacof, Virginia
Milton; Jasmine Mistrot, Jarrett
Moore, Nathan Morris, Gabriel
Newsome, Laurence Pender,
Mackenzie Raines, Garrett Roper,
Emily Seay, Avie Sigmore, Henry
Sims, Jadyn Stevens, Deacon
Temples and Aaron Whitfield.
A/B Honor Roll Brianna
Abbot, -Briana Autman, Dex-
ter Barber, Caroline Bauldree,
Baylee Beauchamp, Thom-
as Bell, .Nariyah $BUggs, JUlia

Campbell, Parker Castleberry,
Ginger Chambliss, Kirsten Clem-
ons, Kearthany Conrad, Abigayle
Cozart, Ariana Dailey, Charles
Davis, Zachary Davis, Kaley
Dunn, Cain Dykes, Kezaviona El:
der, Azaja Faulkner, Colton Fen-
ton, Grace Forrest, Gavin Good,
Jamoiya Graham, Roosevelt
Hardy, Lauren Harkins, Chance
Harris, Latreysia Hayes, Austin
Huett, Markevar Hunter, Luxury
Jackson, Serenity Jackson, Zack-
ary Jernigan, Lasiyah Johnson,
Ethan Keene, Emily Keeny, Kait-
lin Land, Carmalynn McAllister,
Kate Myhill, Nicholas Ni, Mitch-
ell Oakford,.Tyi Pearson, Ashunti
Peterson, Ja'Cardian Peterson,
Sydney Powell, Casara Price,
Miranda Pumphrey, Ry'Quise
Robinson, Hayden Rush, Shaun
Riss, Kam'Rine Saffold, Brian
Schlask, Kiley Sellers, Michael
Shores, Hannah Smith, Kinsey
Smith, Davielle Solomon, Carley,
Tate, Robert Thomas, ShonSher-
ayToombs, Abram Tyler, Isabella
Vaughan, Hannah Walker, Julia
Weeks, Libby Whitfield, Ashlyn
Wierman, Jacquorian Williams,.
EmmaWoods and JeffWoods.,

Fourth Grade

A Honor Roll Preston Beall,
James Clikas, Hannah Collins,
Olivia Cornwell, Donovan Fly-
nn, Peyton Gay, Victoria Kelly,
Kristen McDaniel, William Mc-
Daniel, Karlee Mercer, William
Michels, Cameron Porter, Avery
Retherford, Kaycie Riley, Kelsie
Riley, John Wiggins and Stephen
A/B Honor Roll Mikal Aaron,
Keyonna Baker, Gage Banner-
man, Gage Basford, Ja'Darious
Bell, Gabby Bess, Owen Brown,
Allianne Bryan, Hunter Busby,
Canbryn Cartel; Kayla. Cart-
wright, Gabriel Carver, Chad
Case, Jeremiah Castro, Kamer-
on Chaddock, Wyatt Chandler,
Justin Clikas, Kobe Colon, John
Cowart, Sterlin Crumpler, Jaque-
line Cuevas, Dylan Davis, Yasmin
Dawson, Rose Dougherty, Lind-
sey Elliot, Devan Flynn, Jackson
Goins, Ja'Tavis Groomes, -Seth
Ham, Megan Heinemann, Sa-
vannah Hill, Kolton Hurley, Sa-
vanna Hysmith, Alexee Jackson,
Nia'Kavia Johnson, Sevion Jones,
Dustin Keeny, Stefane Kent,

Jacob Laramore, Jonathan Large, Madison Skipper, ChloeTemples,
Lillie Livingston, Mertie Long, GiovanniVazquez Ramos, Joshua
Logan Lovely, Lauren Martin, Walker and Clayton Williams.
Elijah Mayo, Hailey McDonald, A/B Honor Roll Kaleb Acker-
Haley McKinney, Chesney Miller, man, Caitlin Adkins, Beau Alday,
Anna Beth Milton, John Mitch- Mallory Barber, Morgan Baxter,
ell, KaTarah Nelson, Meagan Noah Baxter, Ashton Benton,
Pelham, Leighanna Perry, Angel Kaylee Brown, Kendra Caldwell,
Pope, Amir Pumell, Jibrail Rodri- Jenna Carnley, Brianna Chan-
guez, Jarod Roney, Jason Rudd, dler, Nia Clemons, Montiana
Joshua Salvaty, Iyannah Sams, Deveaux, Charles Dillard, Tyrus
Anthony Sims, Dustin Smith- Dudley, Kristen Fender, Jericka
erman, Hanah Speers, Kylie Glisson, Breanna Griffin, Aaron
Sutherland, Caleb Torbett, Mat- Hamilton, Ke'Laiya Hamilton,
thew Walker, Madison Whaley, Sarah Hewett, Brice Hoff, Braden
Wesley Wiggins, Scotty Williams Hunter, Ja'Corian Jones, Natasha
and ThomasYon. Jones, Shemar Kelly, Taquaisha
Fifth GLade Kenner, 4ayden Mathis, Madi-
Fih adeson Mayeaux, Taylor McKay,
A Honor Roll Trenton Adams, Hannah McKinney, Ryan Mears,
Riley Arunakul, Cherrie Booth, Andre' Miley, Tatum Milton, De-
Tristen Bozeman, Richard Brnm- nea Neel, Wesley Pippen, Chier-
ner, Caleb Callahan, Kaitlin stin Rasmussen, Jashon Rhynes,
Conder, Ellery Glass, Ronak Go- Wesley Rogers, Tyler Roper, Will
cool, Autumn Heatrice, Rebekah Saunders, Georgette Screen,
Hilburn, Gracie Jerkins, Katie David Solomon, Kayla Turner,
Linton, Lauren Locke, Aaron Joshua Walker, BrookeWierman,
Meese, Payton Melton, Emili Sam Wiggins, Antonne Williams,
Noble, Sheridan Padgett, Lind- Parker Williams and SkylarYon.
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ALTRUSA Saturday, Feb. 4, on
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Riverside Elementary School names Employees of the Year

Special to the Floridan

Teacher of the Year
Mark Brogdon was cho-
sen Riverside's Teacher of
the Year. Mr. Brogdon cur-
es d fourth
grade. He
has 14 years
of teaching
Mr. Brogdon
Brogdon taught third
grade his
first four years of teach-
ing, and has been teaching
fourth grade ever since.
He received a Bachelor
of Science in Elementary

Education from Troy State
He got his Master's De-
gree in School Leader-
ship and Administration
from the University of
West Florida, and earned
his Specialist Degree in
,'Et~ielati wEducationwith
a Focus in Reading, from
Florida State University.
Mr. Brogdon is one
of only two Nationally
Board Certified teachers
that we have at Riverside
Mr. Brogdon encourages
his students, to do their
best and have positive
self-esteem. Mr. Brogdon
uses technology, diverse

strategies and hands-on
activities to enhance the
delivery of his lessons.
Employee of the Year
Tiffany Smith was chosen:
Riverside's Sehool-related
Emplpyee of theYear.
SMrs. Smith
is a parapro-
She serves
as an assis-
tant to our.
Smith counselors.
Her secre-
tarial duties include pro-
cessing incoming and
outgoing records, register-

ihg and withdrawing stu-
dents, and assisting with
the New Friends' program.
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rooms and assisting the
office staff on an "at need"
Mrs. Smith states that
she loves being able to
help students with any-
thing that they need to
improve their educational
, experience.

Rookie Teacher
of the Year

Casey Lawrence was
chosen Riverside's Rookie
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~, s s
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grade. She
Lawrence received a
gree in Elementary Educa-
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cessful. If a child is set up
for success and expected

to succeed, then success
will come. If a child is set
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to fail, how will they suc-
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and even the slightest
Ssu&esses are recognized."
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Pension system

reform needed
By The Tampa Tribune

A n arcane state rule prevents cities from con-
trolling local pensions' costs and taxpay-
-Z rs' future obligations. Lawmakers could
remedy the situation with a sensible bill that gets
the state out of the way.
At issue are pension agreements between cities
and police and firefighters' unions. The cities levy
an insurance tax to help pay for their share of the
A 1999 law requires that any tax income over
what was received in 1999 must be used for "extra
benefits." The law was intended to bring uni-
formity to state pension benefits, but it became
a prescription for disaster, forcing the cities to
commit to ever-increasing obligations that would
not be sustainable should the economy go south
- which, of course, is what has happened.
But the mandate was typical of lawmakers,
who have routinely made concessions to public
safety unions without regard for the costs to local
The state Division of Retirement now checks
to ensure local agreements are in compliance.
House Bill 365 sponsored by Reps. Fred Costello
of Flagler County and John Julidn of Miami would
undo that unhealthy arrangement, allowing cities
to reduce benefits.
But it also includes an important safeguard for
public safety workers. Such reductions.can occur
only when the unions agree to the concession.
It makes no sense during these tough, economic
times, when local governments have seen their
revenues plummet, to prevent them from devis-
ing contracts that protect taxpayers and workers
alike by ensuring pension costs are sustainable.
To be sure, public safety workers deserve good
pensions. The jobs are dangerous and physically
and mentally demanding.
We don't object to their pensions being more
generous than most. And not all pensions are in
trouble. Tampa's police pension, for instance, is
in solid shape.
Union representatives worry language in the
legislation could:affect the definition of job-re-
lated infjiri e'aind also adversely affect represen-
tation on pension boards. Such concerns should
be addressed. But local governments need.more
The pension bill may need some fine tuning,
but cities and their unions should be free to
determine what benefits are appropriate and

Contact Representatives
Florida Legislature

Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 7
Building A. Rpom 186 Chipola College
S.3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701

Rep. Brad Drake, R-District 5
NWFL State-Chautauqua Campus #205 ,
908 U.S. Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-1436: ''

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GOP debates getting

almost presidential

SScripps Howard News Service

rule of law in Honduras, not just a
piddling matter. Santorum brought
up as well how the administration

boring." The formula works be-
cause what's truly important and
intelligently addressed is never

f Albert Einstein had been in played footsie with special interests really boring.
a debate and was given 30 for three years instead of agreeing Having said that, I admit to a
seconds to explain his relativity to enact a free trade agreement Schadenfreude moment when
theory, he could well have sounded with Colombia, an ally working Mitt Romney pulverized Newt
like aboob. "Time is not a con- with us to thwart drug-gang ter- Gingrich on his charge that there
stant, yot see. Motion affects how rorists and dictatorial, communist could somehow be something
fast itpasses, and ..." ..:.': thugs in the region. r v -niss-whea aRS mneiy mutual fund
A bell goes ding, ding, ding, a Despite unions and fanatical en- invested in Fannie Maeand Freddie
TV reporter tells ,1he.mqp-baired, \ironmentad grups, and thanks to Mac. Hey, Newt, said Romnev-one
mustachioed professor. "our time continued pressure from Republi- of your mutual und'~~aldce ame
is done," and another debater cans, we finally did get job produc- thing and there was then this
responds, "Not by his loony theory, ing trade treaties with Colombia as fading ghost standing where bub-
it isn't." well as Panama and South Korea. bling, bulbous Gingrich had been, a
The crowd laughs uproariously. In his State of the Union speech, lost, frightened look in his
Fortunately for the GOP primary Obama made himself seem a zigzagging eyes.
debates, the number of contenders hero for belatedly doing the right Romney himself took one on the
lately went from eight to seven to thing, mentioning "millions of new chin when Santorum demonstrated
five to four. The time for answers customers for American goods" in how his Massachusetts health plan
multiplied, and the sponsoring those countries. prefigured the governmental over-
news networks, despite inherent That speech was full of such reach of Obamacare. And though
limitations of intellectual serious- stunts. Having committed an none of this may be doing Santo-
ness, got smarter about what they atrocity and assuming a national rum much good with voters, he
were doing. They allowed genuine audience of dumnb bunnies."Obbia i also sema recdin.Ua~bther debate when
exchanges among candidates, would make it sound as if he were h& id~ :edli '" iiidT'more PR-
One mighty contributor has been the only decent player in tfie room. '...,'cti'srli'iil Pallv consdlous
Rick Santorum, who used to take Example: He'afitocratically threat- in his negative position ofn
most of his rare half-minute chanc- ened to punish universities for high ex-convicts voting.
es at the microphone to recite the tuition, when, in economic reality, It has been a crazy primary sea-
traditional Boy Scout Oath updated his beloved student loan program son remember when Rick Perry
to include mention of Roe v. Wade. feeds tuition inflation, creating was the champ du jour? and it's
It turns out that he is passion- long-term financial havoc, conceivable that the craziness will
ate on more than'social issues, as Such policies:should be more the grow with a new entrant. At least
critical as they may be, and that theme at Republican debates, and the debates have lately been more
he understands perversity when it's not just the fault of the candi-, meaningful and revealing, thanks
he sees it, as in President Barack dates that so much discussion is in no small measure to Santorum
Obama's handling of trade and devoted to internecine attacks.. sticking around while others took
other matters with our neighbors in From George Stephanopoulos to off.;
Latin America. Wolf Blitzer, TV reporters sternly
In the second Florida debate, he insist oh mud-slinging fun. They Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of
noted how the Obama administra- -'could learn from the substantive editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers
and the editor of dailies in Denver and El Paso,
tion had at one point sided with a "PBS NewsHour," which is said to Texas, is a columnist living in Colorado. Reach
cheating, power-grabbing lefty over have the motto, "Dare to be him at SpeaktoJay@aol.com.

Congress takes time off for charades

Scripps Howard News Service

House and Senate members
wasted what little time they
scheduled for themselves
to work in January on a political
charade. It fooled no one in Wash-
ington but may dupe some voters
this fall who had better things
to do than follow congressional
On Jan. 18, the House voted 239-
176 along party lines, with Republi-
cans in the majority, to block Presi-
dent Barack Obama from using the
authority Congress had recently
given him to raise the ceiling on the
national debt.
Lawmakers took this seemingly
bold stand with the expectation
that the Senate would kill the
measure or, if by some improb-
able legislative misjudgment the
bill actually passed, the president
would veto it. A profile in courage it
was not.
If through some even more
improbable series of mishaps the
bill had actually become law, the

Republicans would have been
horrified and humiliated and run
for cover. If the country hit the
debt ceiling, it could not borrow
the money to fulfill its obligations
in ways the public surely would
notice: not paying the troops, not
sending out Social Security checks,
and failing to pay Medicare bills.
Still, the pointless vote gave Re-
publican House members an after-
noon to bloviate about the bloated
budget without fear of consequenc-
es. The Senate last Thursday voted
52-44 largely along party lines,
with the Democrats in the majority
- to kill the House plan.
GOP brinksmanship with the
debt ceiling last summer resulted
in the first downgrade in the na-
tional credit rating in U.S. history,
and there were threats of further
downgrades if the lawmakers didn't
quit playing games and get seri-
ous about deficits. That warning
shot left both the markets and the
lawmakers badly rattled.
The result was the Budget Control
Act, which gives Obama the author-
ity to raise the debt ceiling unless

Congress votes to oppose it. The ar-
chitect of this sensible compromise
was the Senate's top Republican,
GOP leader Mitch McConnell.
The act called for $900 billion in
deficit reduction over 10 years by
capping agency budgets. A con-
gressional supercommittee was to
come up with an additional $1.2
trillion in cuts but was unable to
reach an agreement. Failing that,
the budget act called for the $1.2
trillion in cuts to kick in automati-
cally across the board at the start
of fiscal year 2013. Those draco-
nian cuts and their indiscriminate
application will be a real problem.
for Congress. The Pentagon has al-
ready begun lobbying against them.
Political grandstanding holding
votes on bills that are not intended
to pass might be acceptable, ex-
cept that the House was in session
only five days in January and the
Senate, a comparative workhorse,
nine days. In a year when Congress
has given itself ample time off be-
cause of.the elections, the lawmak-
ers really don't have time for this
kind of nonsense.

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Appeals court upholds redistricting amendment

The Associated Press constitution, and that is exactly The Legislature still must draw
whatthepeople did hereinpass- the 27 new districts, which it
MIAMI A federal appeals ing Amendment 6,' wrote U.S. is doing now. The Senate has
court onTuesdayrejected a chal- Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus in passed its version of the map
lenge to Florida's Amendment 6, the 32-page opinion, which af- and the House is working on its
added to the state constitution firmed a September ruling by a blueprint. The final plan must
by voters to curb so-called.gerry- Miami federal judge.. be cleared by the U.S. Justice
mandering of congressional dis- Ampndment 6 passed with Department under the Voting
tricts that historically protected 62 percent of the vote in 2010. Rights Act and signed by Repub-
incumbents or gave advantage Among other things, it requires lican Gov. Rick Scott.
to the political party in power. that the 27 U.S. House of Repre- -A4ley backer of Amendment 6,
The three-judge panel of the sentadv\es boundaries in Florida the Fair Districts coalition, con--
11th',U..S. Circuit Court 6f Ap- be compact rather than sprawl- tends thatthe proposals would
peals rebuffed claims by .U.S. ing; that:they not be drawn to unfairly.perpetuate Republican
Reps.MarioDiaz-Balart, a Miami favor incumbents or political dominance in a state evenly di-
Republican, and Corrine Brown, parties; and that they not be de- vided between Democrats and
a Jacksonville Democrat, that the signed to shut racial or language the GOP and would work to pro-
power to change congressional minorities out of the, political tect incumbents. A legal battle
redistricting rules resides solely process. is considered inevitable: similar
with the Legislature and not the Diaz-Balart and Brown alsot disputes in the past have wound
voters through a referendum. ;;claimed that those new rules up in court.
"The lawmakingpowver in Flor-. usurped the Legislature's-deci- Fair .Districts attorney Dan
ida expressly includes the power sion-making powers, but the iGelber said there should be no
'of the people to amend their. court rejected that as well. further appeals.

"It's time they quit fighting the thing?" Cody said. "Almost 100
will of the people," he said. "The yearslarer.dotheywantto gives
court clearly was unimpressed a more modern interpretation?"
with their argument." In 1968, the Legislature itself
Steve Cody, attorney for both approved constitutional revi-
Diaz-Balart and Brown, said sions that included the voter
no decision has been made on initiative and referendum pro-
whether they would ask~ the full cess that provides pathway for
appeals court to reconsider the people to put proposed amend-
case or ask for U.S. Supreme. ments to a popular vote. There
-Court review. The 11th Circuit were no restrictions on the sub-
judges noted that the Supreme ject matter.
Court has twice ruled that the ,Th,7e two members of Congress
term "Legislature" refers "not who challenged the amendment
just to a state's legislative body were opposed by the Florida Sec-
but more broadly to the entire retary of State's office, the Amar-
lawmaking process of the state."' *ican Civil Liberties Union, the
Cody, however,, noted,, that ,state,House of Representatives
key precedents in the, case are, arndsome individuiallawmakers.
a century old and ,may warrant, ,~. ydters in .2010, also approved
another look by the high court's Amendment 5 that sets the same
justices. ,... quirements for legislative re-
' "The question for them would districting. It was not challenged
be, do they need to clarity any-, after it was passed:


2 get life for fatal
store robbery
- Two men have been
sentenced to life in prison.
for killing two South
Florida convenience;store
clerks during a robbery.
A Palm Beach County
judge sentenced 21-year-
old Robert Alvarez and 19-
year-old Darnell Razz on
Tuesday after a jury found
them guilty of first-degree
Authorities say the two
killed Ralston Muller and
Michael Dean Bennett
during a masked rob-
bery caught on video at a
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According to the Palm

B~ichPost, Razz and
Alvarez's attorneys tried
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Prayer bill
moves forward
that would allow prayer
and other "inspirational
messages" to be delivered
by students at school
assemblies is moving for-
ward in the Senate despite
concerns over church and
state separation.
The bill (CS/SB 98) was
debated Tuesday and
could be.\ofetd on as early
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SMan guilty in death
of former boss' son
BARTOW -A central
Florida man has been
convicted in the death of.

his former boss" missing
A Polk Counnt jury found
44-year-old Stobert Holt
guiity Tuesday of man-
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bodily harm. He faces up
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old Robert Wiles went
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family received an email
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Pastors split on when to go home; 1 lives, 1 dies

The Associated Press

pastor Arao Amazonas
said he wanted to wait
until the next morning to
leave Florida after a reli-
gious conference. But pas-
tor Jose Carmo Jr. wanted
to be back in time for the
suburban Atlanta church's
Sunday morning service
and led two vans up Inter-
state 75 toward Georgia.
S A few hours later, Ama-
zopas received a call:
Both vans had crashed
in the highway's fog- and
smoke-shrouded dark-
ness near Gainesville.

LEFT: A small passenger vehicle sits lodged beneath a semitrailer after a multi-vehicle accident that killed 10 people, on Interstate 75 near Gainesville on
Sunday. RIGHT: Florida Highway Patrolmen inspect the damage from the accident.

Carmo, his wife and their The accident happened
daughter were among five after the Florida Highway
church members. killed in Patrol had reopened the
two deadly pileups along interstate following an ear-
the always busy six-lane lier serious wreck. A ser-
interstate. geant and lieutenant de-
"We couldn't have imag, termined after about three
ined such tragedy would hours that conditions had
come to us," said Ama- cleared enough for driv-
zonas, senior pastor at ers, but visibility quickly
the Igreja Internacional became murky again, offi-
de Restaurcao, or Inter- cials said Monday. Florida
national Church of the Gov. RickScott has ordered
Restoration. an investigation into that
In all, a total of 10 people decision.
were killed in the string "We went through the
of collisions. The Florida area. We made an assess-
Highway Patrol on Tuesday ment. We came to the con-
identified a seventh victim clusion that the road was
- 27-year-old Christie Di- safe to travel and that is
anaNguyen, of Gainesville, when we opened the road
Fla. She was a passenger in up," Riordan said Mon-
a vehicle traveling north- day in a news conference.
bound. Investigators were "Drivers have to recog-
still trying to identify three nize that the environment
bodies that were badly changes. They have to be
burned. .... ,,. prepared to, make good
Troopers'' have' been judgments,"
contacted by people from: At least; a dozen cars, six
around the country won- tractor-trailers arid a mo-
dering if the identified torhome collided about
bodies might be a relative. 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Some
"There are people who cars were crushed under
have traveled to Florida the bellies of big rigs. Oth-
and we're getting calls and ers burst into flames and
emails from people who sent metal shrapnel flying
say, 'Hey, I haven't heard through the air, horrifying
from my son-in-law for witnesses watching the vi-
the last couple of days, he olence along Interstate 75.
isn't answering his texts,' Eighteen survivors were
something to that degree," hospitalized.
said Lt. Patrick Riordan, In a. 911 recording re-
an Florida, H ,igway Patrol lesed. Monay, a driver
spokesman. and her passengers told

a dispatcher the fog and
smoke from the 62-acre
brush fire was so thick they
couldn't see.
"I think there was anoth-
er accident behind us be-
cause I heard it," a woman
said. "Oh my gosh, it's so
dark here."
In the same 911 call,
another woman took the
phone and screamed an
expletive as. she hears
another crash.
"That was a truck. We
cannot see. It's like impos-
sible to see," the caller said.
"The smoke is very thick
you can see obviously only
your hand in front. I do
hear an ambulance or po-
lice officer coming down
the road."
Late Monday, the high-
way patrol named six of
those who died in wrecks
on the northbound side
of 'the highway that in-
volved 10 vehicles. Anoth-
er multiple-vehicle pileup

happened on the south-
bound side. A fire con-
sumed at least four ve-
hicles in the southbound
lane, according to a Flori-
da Highway Patrol report
released Tuesday.
Jason Lee Raikes, 26, of
Richmond, Va., died in
the crash, authorities said.
They also said five out of
six people riding in a 2012
Dodge Caravan died in the
crash: Driver Edson Car-
mo, 38; Roselia DeSilva, 41;
Jose Carmo Jr., 43; Adrian-
na Carmo, 39; and Leticia
Carmo, 17, all of KenneGaw,
Ga. The highway patrol did
not immediately provide
the identity of a seventh
crash fatality.
Jose and Adriana Carmo
were married and Leticia
was their daughter, said
Amazonas, the senior
pastor at their church.
The van's sixth occu-
pant, tihe couple's young-
'er daughter, Lidiane, 15,

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survived the crash, Ama-
zonas said. A hospital
spokeswoman said Tues-
day morning she was listed
in critical condition.
The Carmos were in
one van and other church
members were in a second
van. The passengers ofthat
van called Amazonas after
the accident to tell him
what happened, he said.
About 100 people gath-
ered Monday evening
at the suburban Atlanta
church, which caters to the
local Brazilian community,
to mourn the deaths of.
their fellow church mem-
bers. People at the gatlt-
ering wailed and wept as
Amazonas addressed them
in Portuguese.
Riordan declined to re-
lease the names of the
two troopers who made
the decision to reopen the
highway or provide details
on how long they had been
with the patrol. He said

no troopers have been
disciplined but the in-
vestigation into the crash
continues. National Trans-
portation Safety Board of-
ficials said Monday they
are sending investigators
to the scene.
The Florida Forest Ser-
vice said Monday it still
had not determined if the
brush fire was intention-
ally set or accidental, al-
though lightning has been
ruled out. Spokeswoman
Ludie Bond said the fire
is contained but was still
burning. Firefighters are
spraying water around its
perimeter attempting to
reduce the smoke.
Criminal defense attor-
neys said that if the fire was
caused by arson, authori-
ties likely will file charges
of manslaughter and
possibly felony murder,
which is defined as a death
that happens asresult of
participating in a felony .

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Romney wins big, routing Gingrich

The Associated Press

TAMPA Mitt Romney routed
Newt Gingrich in the Florida pri-
mary Tuesday night, rebounding
smartly from an earlier defeat and
taking a major step toward the
Republican presidential nomina-
tion. Gingrich vowed to press on
despite the one-sided setback
Romney, talking unity like a
nominee, said he was ready to
take the Republican helm and
"lead this party and our nation."
In remarks to cheering support-
ers, the former Massachusetts
governor unleashed a strong at-
tack on Democratic President
Barack Obama and said the com-
petitive fight for the GOP nomi-
nation "does not divide us, it pre-
pares us" for the fall campaign.
"Mr. President, you were elect-
ed to lead, you chose to follow,
and now it's time to get out of the
way," he declared.
Returns from 98 percent of Flor-
ida's precincts showed Romney
with 46 percent of the vote to 32
percent for Gingrich, the former
House speaker.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick
Santorum had 13 percent, and
Texas Rep. Ron Paul 7 percent.
Neither mounted a substantial
effort in the state.
For the first time in the cam-
paign, exit polls showed a gender
gap, and it worked to Romney's
He was leading Gingrich 52-28
among women voters -and was
winning men by a far smaller
margin of 41-36.
Ominously for the thrice-mar-
ried Gingrich, only about half of
women voters said they had a fa-
vorable view of him as a person,
compared to about eight in 10 for
Nor was Romney's victory a nar-
row one. His winning percentage
approached 50 percent and a ma-
jority that would demolish Gin-

grich's oft-stated contention that
the voters who oppose Romney
outnumber those who favor him.
Still, the former speaker said,
"We're going to contest every-
place and we are going to win."
As in Iowa, New Hampshire and
South Carolina, about half of Flor-
ida primary voters said the most
important factor for them was
backing a candidate who could
defeat Obama in November, ac-
cording to exit poll results con-
ducted for The Associated Press
and the television networks.
Not surprisingly, in a state with
an unemployment rate hovering
around 10 percent, about two-
thirds of voters said the economy
was their top issue. Nearly nine
in 10 said they were falling be-
hind or just keeping up. And half
said that home foreclosures have
been a major problem in their
The, winner-take-all primary
was worth 50 Republican National
Convention delegates, by far the
most of any primary state so far.
That gave Romney a total of 87, to
26 for Gingrich, 14 for Santorum
and four for Paul, with 1,144 re-
quired to clinch the nomination.
But the bigger prize was pre-
cious political momentum in
the race to pick an opponent for
Obama in a nation struggling to
recover from the deepest reces-
sion in decades.
That belonged to Romney when
he captured the New Hampshire
primary three weeks ago, then
swung stunningly to Gingrich
when he countered with a South
Carolina upset 11 days later.
Now it was back with the for-
mer Massachusetts governor, af-
ter a 10-day comeback marked
by'a~ diahge to more aggressive"
tactics, coupled with an efficient
use ofan overwhelming financial
advantage to batter Gingrich in
television commercials.
Gingrich brushed aside any talk


iN tI.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney, cheer the closing of the polls at his Florida primary night rally
in Tampa on Tuesday.
of quitting the race. favored to repeat his triumph this
"We are going to contest every- Saturday. Caucuses in Colorado,
place," he said, standing in front Minnesota and Maine follow, with
of a sign that read "46 states to primaries in Wisconsin on Feb. 21
go." and in Michigan and Arizona at
"It is now clear that this will be the end of the month.
a two-person race between the Gingrich, from neighboring
conservative leader, Newt Gin- Georgia, swept into Florida from
grich, and the Massachusetts South Carolina, only to run head-
moderate," he said. long into a different Romney from
Santorum disagreed, and said the one he had left in his wake in
so. In Nevada, where he was cam- South Carolina.
paigning for the state's caucuses Romney, the former Massa-
on Saturday, he said, "Newt Gin- chusetts governor, shed his re-
grich had his chance, hadhis shot, luctance to attack Gingrich, the
had a big boost and win out in former House speaker, unleash-
South Carolina and couldn't hold ing hard-hitting ads on television,
it." He said the voters are "looking sharpening his performance in a
for a different conservative and pair of debates and deploying sur-
alternative to Mitt Romney now." rogates to the edges of Gingrich's
Already, Romney and restore own campaign appearances.
Our Future, an organization that Restore our Future, an outside
supports him, were outadvertis- group supporting Romney, ac-
ing the field in Nevada. Figures counted for about $8.8 million
provided to theAP showed the two in the ad wars, and the candidate-
combined had spfent'$370,600 so and the "super PAC" combined
far. Paul has spent' $209,000,"biut outspent Gingrich'and W-fiifrig
neither Gingrich nor Santorum The Future, the organization
had aired any commercials. backing him, by about $15.5 mil-
Romney won, the Nevada lion to $3.3 million, an advantage
caucuses four years ago and is of nearly 5-1.

James & Lipford
Funeral Home
P.O. Box 595
Graceville, FL 32440
850 263-3238

Patterson, II

Horace "Buddy" Edward
Patterson, II of Graceville
passed away, Sunday, Jan-
uary 29, 2012 at Doctor's
Memorial Hospital in
Buddy was born in
Bonifay, February 23, 1956
to the late Horace Edward
Patterson and Mary Lois
Watford Patterson. A 1974
graduate of Graceville High
School, Buddy retired from
Golden Peanut and was
presently working with
Home Oil Company. He
was a member of the North
Bay Clan of the Lower
Preceded in death by his
parents and one brother
Randy Patterson.
Survived by his beloved
wife Wanda, daughter Dori
Howard. and husband
Steve, Chipley; step-
children Amanda Stabler,
Boston, MA; Eddie Stabler,
Jr, Pensacola; sister Mary
Lee Blankenship, Chipley;
three grandchildren
Braylee Lynn. Howard,
Bryson Lane Howard, Dy-
lan Jacob Meredith.
Funeral service will be
held 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb-
ruary 2, 2012 at the Chapel
of James & Lipford Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in
Marvin Chapel Cemetery
with James & Lipford Fu-
neral Home directing.
Family will receive friends
at' -"the funeral- home on
Wednesday, 6 p.tn. to 8
Expressions of sympathy
can be made on line at ww

Women abandon Gingrich, drive Romney victory

The Associated Press '

abandoned Newt Gingrich in
droves Tuesday., a1d:, bep.i4d;
fuel former Massachusetts
Gov. Mitt Romney's triumph
in Florldis Republican presi-
dential primary, according
to data from an exit poll of
Romney also drew strength
from Florida's legion of older
voters, Hispanics and two
staples among GOP voters in
presidential contests so far
- those looking for someone
to defeat President Barack
Obama and people focused
on the still flagging economy.
While Romney. bested the
former House speaker nar-
rowly among men, he strong-
ly outdistanced him among
women, winning around five
of their votes for every three
that went to Gingrich. In the
three states in which Repub-
licans had already voted for
their presidential nominee
- Iowa, New Hampshire and
South Carolina there was
relatively little difference in

how the sexes divided their divided. In contrast, women edge, better than he did with
votes between the two rivals, expressed stronger positive younger age groups.
Romney's triumph came feelings about Romney as a The exit poll'also showed
after a,,campaign in Florida person than men did. but the Romrhe did better with less
jp.,wiyiqh~xand his supp(rt-)_"tff e e'ttiet6e-f.f" n t&et1itve people thaifi'ftl't
ers -outspent Gingrich on minor. those considering themselves
television ads by nearly a 5-1 Among all voters on lues-.veryconservative.
margin, wiit many of the ads day, just over half expressed Gingrich prevailed among
raising attacking the former favorable views of Gingrich people who said they are very
speaker's character. None personally, compared to conservative, while Romney
mentioned Gingrich's three about three-quarters who had a decisive edge among
marriages or the charges by said the same about Romney. Florida GOP voters who are
his second wife, Marianne, Men divided about evenly somewhat conservative,
that he asked permission for between Gingrich and Rom- moderate or liberal. The two
an open marriage before they ney over, which candidate candidates split tea party sup-
were divorced, an allegation best understood average porters about evenly, while
Gingrich has denied. Americans' problems, but Romney won strongly among
Overall, Romney's margin women leaned toward Rom- all others.
over Gingrich in Tuesday's ney. In addition, asked if they Around 6 in 10 Florida GOP
voting held among women would be satisfied if Gingrich voters said the economy was
across every category of edu- won the GOP nomination, their biggest issue. They pre-
cation and income. enr said yes by nearly a :64 ferred Romney by about 20
SSome of the data from Tues- margin while women were percentage points.
day's exit poll suggested that closely split. Though Romney won
many women's votes were About 1 in 7 GOP primary amongeveryincome category
influenced more by a per- voters Tuesday was Hispan- overall, he did more strongly
sonal distaste for Gingrich ic, and that group preferred among higher-income voters
than by liking Romney. Asked Romney by almost 2-1. About than with those on the lower
their views of Gingrich as a a third of Tuesday's voters economic rungs.
person, men said they gener- were age 65 or up reflect- Gingrich managed to split
ally viewed him favorably by ing the state's status as a re- the one-quarter of voters with
just under a 2-1 margin, but tirement haven and they Romney who said they are
women were about evenly 'gave Romney almost a 5-3 falling behind economically.

From Page 1A
ballots; the

official results will be

Stephens said the county's polls were
,lV'fiiY'hr'dgff flut tld'6t Y'Alb'ut: 3,153 or
40.18 of the county's 7,848 registered re-
publicans votedinathis primary
In neighboring Gadsden County, two
referendums were voted on in addition
to the presidential preference primary.
A majority supported the use of slot ma-
chines in the new Gretna horsetrack, with
6,024 or 62.9 percent voting yes and 3,558
or 37.6 percent voting no. A majority also
supported allowing their county commis-
sioners to grant property tax exemptions
to new businesses and certain expanding
already open businesses with 6,495 or 63.3
percent yes and 3,010 or 31.6 percent vot-
ing no. ,

Jackson Cobtfitlctibn
a Michele Bachmann: 6 total
Herman Cain: 11 total
n Newt Gingrich: 1,542 total
) Jon Huntsman: 5 total
n Gary Johnson: 7 total
Ron Paul: 179 total
D Rick Perry: 23 total
n Mitt Romney: 755 total
n Rick Santorum: 623 total

From Page 1A

Studies at the Baptist
College of Florida in
He obtained a masters
degree in religion from
Liberty University in
Lynchburg, Va.
Davis said his command
is a dream 'come true,
made more meaningful

still by the fact of his fam-
ily's military history.
His father, Chuck Da-
vis, was in the Air Force.
His grandfather, the late
Charles W. Davis and his
great-grandfather were
both Marines.
Davis said he joined for
one other reason as well,
one that as a recruiter
he was happy to share
with potential enlistees;
the military paid his way
through school at all three

institutions he attended
after high school.
Davis said he expects, in
his command, to follow the
leadership example set by
the previous commander,
Capt. Jeanette Kingsley..
"It's a huge honor to com-
mand and lead the unit,"
he said. "It has been a goal
of mine since 1995, to be
an officer. This is really a
dream come true, and I
hope to continue.along the
line and the great tone that

(Kingsley) set. We'll con-
tinue to work on our skill
sets, our morale, to make
sure we're trained and pre-
pared for whatever mis-
sions we're called to do."
He said his civilian job
as a minister and his mili-
tary command have some
of the same demands and
goals in common. In his
position with Rivertown,
he is responsible for lead-
ing volunteers. In his new
position with the Guard,

he'll be responsible for
leading men and women
who signed on voluntarily
to serve their country and
The Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce
announced the Davis ap-
pointment at the organi-
zation's annual banquet
last Friday night. Davis
was accompanied by his
grandmother, Ruth Davis,
at that event.
He said he was proud

to have her by his side to
share the spotlight.
She is expected to attend
his installation ceremony,
as well.
Davis will also have
some other important
supporters to witness that
Among them will likely
be his wife, Brandy, his
son Zac, and his daughter
Sarea. Zac is a senior at
Marianna High and Sarea
is a sophomore there.

From Page 1A

is used. Interruptible rates are
charges for service that can be
limited depending on the utility.
In December 2010, FPU sub-
mitted a rate petition with the
Florida Public Service Com-
mission to create time of use
and interruptible service rate
According to the complaint,

the rates in this petition were
not mutually agreeable because
they depended on FPU extend-
ing its contract with Gulf Power.
According to the complaint, the
rates paid by FPU to Gulf Power
are one of the highest in the
The complaint states that
FPU's Marianna residential cus-
tomers typically have bills that
are almost $30 per month or
24 percent higher than those of
Gulf Power's customers and $20
per month or 15 percent higher

than FPU's Northeast Division.
Also, the time of use and inter-
ruptible rates would be avail-
able only to a certain number of
customers. The complaint states
that the FPU's rate petition had
time of use and interruptible
rates available to about 940 resi-
dential customers, or 10 percent
of the 10,100 customers in FPU's
Northwest Division.
FPU Northwest Division's rates
have fallen since the lawsuit.
Currently, a Marianna resident
pays about $135.80 for 1000 kilo-

watt hours. In contrast, a FPU
Northeast Division customer
pays $129.07 and a Gulf Power
residential customer pays about
$125.80 for 1000 kilowatt hours.
According to Buddy Shelley,
the general manager for the
Northwest Division, the time
of use and interruptible service
rates are currently available to
all customers.
About six customers current-
ly take part in the cost saving
The franchise agreement states

that the city can buy FPU's prop-
erty within the city limits if the
time of use and interruptible
rates are not mutually agreed
upon and available to all cus-
tomers within the City of Mari-
anna by Feb. 17. The complaint
asks the court to recognize the
city has this right.
Dean said the city would look
into that option further if it won
the suit.
"You don't buy anything un-
less you do your due diligence,"
Dean said.

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Lady Tigers look for turnaround in 2012

Erin Rosa bunts during a Graceville softball practice Tuesday.


The 2011 season was a tough
one for the Graceville Lady Ti-
gers, who had high expectations
going in but suffered through an
0-7 start to the year that ended
with a 7-18 record and an 18-
3 district tournament loss to
South Walton.
New coach Phillip Haynes will
try to engineer a turnaround this
season for a LadyTigers program
that hasn't been in the playoffs
since 2009 and hasn't had a win-
ning record since 2007.
To do that, he'll have to replace
a quartet of valuable seniors in

Jessica McClendon and captains
Kelly Leuenberger, Brittany
Flournoy, and Andi Pierce, and
find leadership on a team with
just one senior.
"We're young, but there is tal-
ent out there," Haynes said.
"We're really excited about the
season. It's a younger team, but
hopefully the experience they
got the last couple of years will
pay off."
The Lady Tigers are still wait-
ing on some of their players to
get finished with basketball, in-
cluding senior outfielder Tiara
Sorey and No. 1 pitcher Taylor
The junior McDaniel collected

all seven of Graceville's wins
last year and had a 7.87 Earned
Run Average in 118 1/3 innings
pitched, with 76 strikeouts and
42 walks.
Kaylee Vaughn gave the Lady
Tigers 8 1/3 innings of relief in
the circle as a sophomore, but
Haynes said she will be counted
on to play a larger role on the
pitching staff this season.
"We're going to put a big em-
phasis on pitching this year,"
the coach said. "We're trying to
develop as many as we can. The
bottom line is we have to throw
strikes and force the opponent


College Basebal
PREP h sts

Hostile hosts

Indians cap off

weekend with

win over Broward

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The No. 2 Chipola In-
dians baseball team
bounced back from a
disappointing defeat to
Palm Beach State in the
season opener Friday to
win two of three Saturday
and Sunday and finish the
weekend 2-2.
The Indians gave up
four runs in the eighth in-
ning in a 5-1 loss to Palm
Beach on Friday in St. Pe-
tersburg, but rebounded
with a 4-1 win over State
College of Florida on
After a 9-3 loss to Mi-
ami-Dade in the nightcap
Saturday, the Indians took
a 4-3 victory over Broward
on Sunday.
Austin Southall started
in the win over State Col-
lege of Florida, but Brian
Bardis' relief appearance
earned him the win.
Against Miami-Dade,
it was a 3-3 game before
another disastrous eighth
inning doomed the Indi-
ans, as the Sharks scored.
five runs in the frame
and added another in the
ninth to pull away.
Chipola was able to hold
on to its early edge against
Broward, jumping out to a
4-1 lead and fending off
a late charge thanks to a
solid ninth inning relief
appearance by Jeremy
Coram to close it out.

innings to earn the win.
Andrew Toles and Jerad
Curry each had two hits
and two RBI for the Indi-
ans against Broward.
Still, Chipola coach Jeff
Johnson said he wasn't
satisfied with his team's
"I didn't think we played
very well," he said. "I was
pleased with the pitch-
ing staff. We threw strikes
pretty well, and our.catch-
ing was a positive with
Jerad Curry and (Ladson)
Montgomery. Those guys
did extremely well. Defen-
sively, we were okay, but I
was disappointed with the
way we swung the bat.
"I thought we were self-
ish up there and didn't
have a plan. There wasn't a
whole lot of fight and that
was disappointing. But we
played good competition
and they exposed some
weaknesses, which is
what we wanted. Now we
have to go back and cor-
rect some things and get
ready for this weekend."
The Indians will make
their home debut this
weekend at Chipola Field,
taking on Shelton State on
Friday at 2 p.m., and again
on Saturday at 11 a.m.,
Pensacola State on Satur-
day at 1:30 p.m., and then
Sunday against Shelton
State again at 1 p.m.


Lady Hornets

crush Vernon

COTTONDALE -..The Cottondale
S: Lady Hornets look their first step to-
wards what they hope is a district
championship run Monday night
when they stormed by Vernon 64-16
in the first round of the District 3-1A
The hosts needed little time to estab-
lish their dominance, scoring the first
17 points of the game and taking a 27-
2 lead before the Lady Yellowjackets
could make their second basket.
Fredericka White and Aaliyah
Blount each had 16 points to lead Cot-
tondale, while Kourtnie Richardson
added eight points, and Brooklyne

It was White that sparked the Lady
Hornets early, as the senior center
scored 12points in the first half to help
CHS take a 35-13 halftime lead.
White scored again to start the sec-
ond half, and followed a 3-pointer by
Deunna Gonzalez with another bucket
to make it a 42-15 edge.
Blount scored 11 of her 16 in the
second half, including a long 3-pointer
at the final buzzer of the third quarter
to give Cottondale a 55-16 advantage.
"I thought we set the tone at the
start," Lady Hornets coach Shan Pit-
nman said after the game.
"'We had a great intensity level,
which we lacked a little in the second
half. But we wanted to set the tone ear-
ly because it's playofftime, and teams
will step up, so we needed to play to
our level going into Friday."
The Lady Hornets will next play Fri-



Wewa, gets

set for PDL

Sneads Lady Pirates cruised
to a 61-22 victory over the
Wewahitchka Lady Gators
on Monday night in the first
round of the District 3-1A
La'Tilya Baker scored 20
points to lead the Lady Pirates,
while Tasharica McMillon
added 16, Logan Neel eight,
and Aaliyah Williams seven.
McMillon added 14 re-
bounds and four assists, while
Baker also grabbed seven
Jessica Smith had 14 points
to lead the Lady Gators, who
kept the game close in the
early going before a big sec-
ond quarter run blew the game
Smith scored the first six
points of the game for Wewa,
with a jump shot cutting the
Sneads lead to 7-6 midway
through the first period.
But the Lady Pirates got a
bank shot by Neel, free throws
by Baker and Williams, and a

day in the district; semifinals against
the Graceville Lady Tigers at 7:30
The two teams split the regular sea-
son match-ups, with the Lady Hornets

La'Tilya Baker tries to get off a
two pointer for Sneads against
the Lady Gators Monday night
duringthe district tournament
in Cottondale.
3-pointer by McMillon for a
7-2 run to make it 15-8 at the
end of the quarter.
Six straight points from
Baker and another 3-pointer
by McMillon gave the Lady
Pirates a 25-14 lead with 3:31
left in the half.
After a basket by Smith got
Wewa back to within single
digits, Sneads scored nine
straight points to end the half
thanks to a basket by Baker,
followed by two from Neel, a
lay-up by Williams, and a 3-
point play by Baker with 27.3

See SNEADS, Page 3B


Marquis White scored
32 points to help lift the
Graceville Tigers to an
impressive road victory
over Rehobeth on Mon-
day night, winning 64-62
in overtime.
The game was resched-
uled for Monday after the
original date of Thursday
was postponed due to in-
clement weather..
The win was the fourth
in five games fortheTigers
(12-10), who bounced
back from a 59-56 district
loss to Vernon in their last
game on Friday.
Graceville coach Matt
Anderson said he was
very proud of his team's
"That was a big win.
Rehobeth is a real good
team," the coach said. "I
had film on them and we
knew going in that they
had a good club. They
played Malone a pretty
good game in Dothan,
and they had actually
been playing better lately.
We knewwe had our work
cut out for us, but we
played well throughout."

winning 29-28 in Cottondale on Dec.
8, and the Lady Tigers winning 49-39
in Graceville on Jan. 19.
The championship game will be
Saturday night.

SRehobeth had won
seven in a row going into
the game, but was unable
to shake free of Gracev-
ille early, and the Tigers
trailed by just a point at
the half.
The Tigers surged ahead
47-46 by the end of the
third and went up by sev-
en points in the fourth.
But Rehobeth raced
back with a big run to
take a 2-point lead in the
waning seconds, with
Graceville having one
more chance with the
ball under its own basket
with 1.9 seconds to play
in regulation.
Graceville ran a suc-
cessful inbounds play
that resulted in an Allante
Oliver-Barnes score to tie
the game up and send it
into the extra session.
Rehobeth scored first in
the overtime, but the Ti-
gers came back with four
straight to take the lead
for good.
White had a chance to
put the game away with
two free throws with sev-
en seconds on the clock,


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Brooklyne Brown looks for two for Cottondale during'the Hornets district
playoff game against Vernon Monday night.

White, Graceville

outlast Rehobeth in OT

Valerie D'Ambrosio gets in front of drive to center field
during Cottondale High School softball practice Monday.

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Super Bowl XLVI

Giants vs. Patriots, the sequel

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS That was then.
This is now.
That's what players on the Giants and
Patriots are saying about their previous
Super Bowl meeting, New York's 17-14
stunner over the then-unbeaten Patriots
four years ago.
To hear them'talk, it has little or no rel-
evance to Sunday's matchup at Lucas Oil
"Honestly, for us, that '07 thing was
kind of like us coming together as a foot-
ball team," defensive end Justin Tuck said
Monday when the NFC champions ar-
rived in Indy. "We just said we wanted to
kill a dynasty, and that's what they were.
But now, we've been here before and we
felt as though all that is secondary. We
just want to come in here and have our
mind focused' on playing a great football
game, and not really getting caught up in
all the hoopla around the game."
Or the hoopla still attached to the 2007
NFL championship. Replays of David

shown around the clock along with the
Giants sacking Tom Brady five times.
The Giants (12-7) might need to repli-
cate that performance to stop New Eng-
land (15-3) from winning its fourth Super
Bowl under Bill Belichick and Brady at
"We had a lot of hits on him," Tuck said.
"Even when we didn't hit him, he didn't
have the time to sit back there and allow
some of the routes to develop. We know
that as a D-line, we put a lot of pressure
on ourselves to make sure that we are in
his face. He is a hell of a quarterback, and
he is going to do a lot of things to throw
us off our rhythm.
S"You are going to get your shots be-
cause they are an explosive offense and
they like to take shots downfield, too. We
are going to have our chances, and we
just are going to have to do a great job of
taking advantage of them."
New England didn't take advantage
in that Super Bowl, the last time both
teams got this far. Dredging up what
went wrong not only is painful but, the

fensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. "This
is something that is going to stick with
you for the rest of your life. 2007 was
2007, now we're in 2012. Both teams are
different. I don't think we're looking for
Belichick is playing down that angle,
too even if some believe he's con-
stantly reminding his players that the Gi-
ants not only beat them in the Super Bowl
four years back, but beat them at home in
"I've been asked about that game for
several days now. All of the games in
the past really don't mean that much at
this point," said Belichick, 3-1 in NFL
championship games. "This game is
about this team this year. There aren't re-
ally a lot of us coaches and players who
-were involved in that game, and very few
players, in relative terms, between both
teams. We are where we are now, and
we're different than where we were ear-
lier in the season. The Giants are where
they are now, and I think they're different
than where they were at different points

in 2008 New York Gkiants receiver David Tyree (85) catches a-. ..
in U w rKanis receiver uaa yree Tyree's incredible ball-against-helmet Patriots say, it's useless. of the season. To take it back years and
-odney Har ss nd t clui these r o f rew England rtroS Bo catch or Plaxico Burress' winning TD,. "T1E\ time.you get to this level, it's a years before that, I don't think it has too
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what PatriN~l .jiirterback Tor
Brady told the pep rall before
leaving Ne%% England for the
Super Bo\ I' He got 'em riled
upby saying he hoped to come
back as a \ inner, greeted b\
an even larger crc id.
Wait, don't yNa\n! Sure. it's
not the most controversial
comment, not e\en close to a
foot-in-mouth moment. But it
can't be o% erlooked
For this Super Bo\\l re-
match, Brady's tame wordss
are about as trash, ais It et
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have any bad things to sa,
about eacj other E en ifithe\
did, their coaches wouldn't
allow it. Bill Beliclick and
Tom Coughlin are long-time
friends vwho share the same
old-school philosophy when
it comes to saying anything Patriots' quarterback Tom Brat
about the opposition. rally in Foxboro before the teal
Zip it. Tight.
Or else.
"Players have personali- When they arrived for the
ties, and,,,tey,.are who the\ rematch on Monday, the Gi-
are," Coughlin: said:Monday, : ants' clothes were as subdued
shortly after'the Giants 'ar-"' as their words --'no state-
rived from New York. "You- ments anywhere.

want a certain amount of that
on your football team, but you
don't want someone who puts
themselves in a position to
hurt your team. So there's a
standard there, with how flex-
ible you are."
By Super Bowl standards,
it's extremely tame.
The most memorable mo-
ments leading up to the. title
game have been delivered
by players willing to say ex-
actly what's on their mind.'
Joe Namath started it with his'
guarantee of a Super Bowl
win, back in the days when
etiquette called for players
to say nothing even remotely
As the culture of the game
changed more trash'talk,
touchdown celebrations and
look-at-me moments ,the
Super Bowl became the big
stage for the biggest mouths.
During the title game of the,
2005 season, for instance,
Seattle tight end Jerramy Ste-
vens ignited a back-and-forth
with Pittsburgh's Joey Porter
by suggesting Seattle was go-
ing to win. Porter shot back
that Stevens was a "first-round
bust" who was "soft" and
would end up "on his back" a
lot during the game.
The trash talk made for a
lively week capped off by the
Steelers getting the final word
with a win.
The Giants did a little trash
dressing when they played
the then-undefeated Patriots
in the Super Bowl four years
ago, arriving in Arizona in
black suits to show they were
serious about ending New
England's bid for a perfect
season. Eli Manning led a late
touchdown drive for a 17-14

"Honestly, for us, that '07
thing was kind of like us
coming together as a football
team," defensive end Jus-
tin Tuck said of the "Men In
Black" look. "We just said we
wanted to kill a dynasty, and
that's what they were. But
now, we've been here before
and we felt as though all that
is secondary."
Their coaches have to be
Belichick "'is known for
cracking down when one of
his players spouts off. Last
year, receiver Wes Welker sat
out the opening series of a
playoff loss to the Jets after he
made several foot and toe ref-
erences subtle digs on Jets
coach Rex Ryan, the subject
of foot-fetish reports in New
York. .
This season, Belichick muz-
zled longtime self-promoter
Chad Ochocinco, known to do
anything including chang-
ing his name to get atten-
tion when he was in Cincin-
nati: The receiver has been on
good behavior this season af-
ter arriving from the Bengals
in a trade, wanting to play in
a Super Bowl rather than
cover one for his social media
So, Ochocinco has followed
the team philosophy, which re-
ceiver Deion Branch summed
up on Monday.
"Do what's right, put the
team first," Branch said.
"You're not going to jeopar-
dize what we have going here.
Look at the big picture and put
the team first."
Coughlin sees it the same
way, which is why his Gi-
ants weren't about to instigate
anything when they hit town.
Coughlin's philosophy, which

dy speaks to the crowd at a pep
m left for Indianapolis.

he had printed on T-shirts in
2007: "Talk' is cheap. Play the
Not even, a little prodding
could get-them riled up. When
Brady's comments to the' pep
rally back home were men-
tioned on Monday, the Gi-
ants immediately came to his
Yes, they took his side.
"Man, it was a pep rally,"
Tuck said. "What was he sup-
posed to say?"
Linebacker Mathias Kiwa-
nuka had the same reaction
when reporters gave him 'a
chance to put a little edginess
into Super Bowl week. .-
"I wouldn't expect any-
thing else," Kiwanuka said,
referring to Brady's comment.
"Now if someone wants to
come out and throw some le-
gitimist trash tilk, ;e will talk
about that. '
"But it's just that you guys
need something to do for the
week, I guess.'
Could be a quiet week.

The Associated Press

Super Bowl is still nearly a
week away and city leaders
k already are. looking ahead,.
,, .SuiLa." big, gnime \ ill e
the fiist for ndy. and Mayor
Greg Ballard behe\es there
should be more
"1 do thmk the regular cycle
of four-to-fire yeats tor some
of the other cities may not be
the way to go. but for a city
like us \ith a great volunteerr
base and a great community
support. I think e\er leight-
to-10 ears is doable," he
said "I think ,%e can get on a
regular rotation."
Ballrd said he wouldn't

-"I ed kidding i. Ken I told
the host comnunee that I was
going to gi\e them a %eek to
rest, then we'ree going to go
for it again "
Colts 'owner .Jm Lrsa. is
excited about the chance to
show off the city.
"I think that we're going to
be able to show the world and
everyone that we're deserving
for a second chance someday
down the line," he said. "I re-
ally do. I think that's the type
of job that we.'regoing to do
here,.and the experiences go-
ing to be great.""
Though the Colts finished
2-14 this season, that hasn't
shaken Irsay's desire to make
the event special.
"This isn't about the Colts,
this is about Indianapolis, this
is about Indiana," he said.

Patriots receiver Matt Slat-
er knows better than to take
'a Super'Bowl trip for grant-
ed. -His father; Jackie Slater,
was an offensive lineman for
the Los Angeles Rams who
played in the Super Bowl
after the 1979 season. The
kams' lbst to the' Pittsburgh
Steelers, and Jackie Slater
never went back to a Super
Bowl in a Hall of Fame ca-
reer that lasted until 1995.
"I think that was one of the
biggest things that he kind



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of missed on his career is he out for its volunteers.
never won a world champi- Host committee CEO Alli-
onship," Matt Slater said. "I son Melangton started the Su-
knew how much that meant per Scarves project two years
to him because he was a huge ago-to give Indiana residents
team guy." a chance to make scarves that
Dad already haspffeled, son would- help -volunteers, stay
some advice about handling warm-during a typically cold
the pressure in the week lead- time of the year. .
Sing up to the game. The project expanded, and
"He told me just to do ev- now the committee has re-
erything I can to prepare my- ceived blue and white scarves
self for the game on Sunday from 46 states and four coun-
so that I can live with no re- tries. The goal was to have
grets," the fourth-year player 8,000 scarves available, but
from UCLA said. "And realiz- eventually, the host commit-
ing that this opportunity is not tee received about 13,000.
guaranteed to me in my career The scarves got attention on
again, so just to do'everything a TV episode of ABC's "The
I can to take advantage of the Middle."
opportunity and maximize "I guess you've arrived
it so, at the endofthelda i laJwheno a natioaalitoatn makes
have nirefgriets utk.,&, .onui...msdam sib aethitngiyt're do-

Matt Slater wasn't around
when his father played in the
Super Bowl he was born
in 1985 but Jackie's vivid
memories have connected
Matt to the experience.
"Even to this day, he talks
about the game, and he can
almost call off every play to
you and just remember the
ebb and flow of the game,"
Matt Slater said.
"It meant a lot to him. Un-
fortunately it didn't work out
for him, but it's definitely a
memory he has and will have
as long as he lives."

The Super Bowl host com-
mittee got more than expected
out of a simple attempt to look

ing," Melangton said.
Each scarf identified who
knitted or croqueted it and in-
cluded a-message of encour-
agement for the wearer.
"It was her idea," Mark
Miles, chairman of the host
committee, said. "I thought it
couldn't have been more hair-
brained, and it couldn't have
been more brilliant."

- Mathias Kiwanuka might
take a few teammates to his
mother's home for dinner this
He can't take all of them.
"I don't know if I could
fit that many people into her
house," the New York Giants
defensive end said Monday
after arriving in Indianapolis.

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High School Boys
Thursday- Cottondale at
Marianna, 5:30 p.m., and 7
p.m.; Graceville at Holmes
County; Sneads at Talla-
vanna Christian, 5 p.m., and
6:30 p.m.
Friday- Mosley at Mari-
anna, 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.;
Graceville at Arnold, 5:30
p.m., and 7 p.m.

High School Girls
The District 3-1A
tournament in Cotton-
dale will continue with
Friday's semifinals.
Sneads will play Ponce
de Leon at 6 p.m., and
Cottondale will play
Graceville at 7:30 p.m.,
with the title game set
for Saturday night.
In the District 1-1A tour-
nament in Paxton, Malone
will play Thursday against
the winner of Central and
The title game will be
In District 1-4A,
Marianna will travel to
Pensacola Catholic on
Friday to take on the
Lady Crusaders in the
semifinals at 7 p.m.
The winner will take on
Walton on Saturday night in
the title game.

Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's
and women's basketball
teams will host Pensaco-
la State on Saturday.
The women's game will
start at 5:30 p.m., with
the women's game to fol-
low at 7:30 p.m.

The Malone/Bascom
Baseball League will
be holding registration

for ages 5-12 at Malone
Town Hall on Saturday
and Feb. 11 from 8 a.m.
to noon both weekends.
Please bring a copy
of birth certificate.
Registration fee will be
$40 per child. For more
information, contact
Jamie Floyd at 569-2343,
or Michael Padgett at
569-5917, or 209-1250.

Alford Baseball/
Softball Sign-up
Alford baseball and soft-
ball sign-up will continue
for the following three
consecutive Saturdays at
the same time, with Feb. 18
the last day to sign up.
T-Ball (5-6 years of
age) costs $45, with AA
(7-8) $55, AAA (9-10) $55,
O'Zone (11-12) $65, and
softball (9-12) $65.
A copy of your child's
birth certificate and regis-
tration fees are due at the
time of registration.
For more information,
contact Patricia Melvin
at 326-2510, Tracy Jones
at 628-2199, or Margie at

MHS Baseball
Marianna High School
Baseball Presents 2012
Skills camp Saturday
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Registration begins at
8 a.m. for players aged
Players will be divided
into skill level groups,
and should bring base-
ball pants, glove, and a
There Will be :i Purple
and'G6ld'gaine at 1 p.m.
Players from the'1999
state championship
team, including Major
Leaguer Jeff Mathis, will
be on hand.
Cost of the camp is
$25. Chicken plates will
be sold'for $5.

Sports Briefs

From Page 1B

but he missed both, and a
last-second jump shot by:
Rehobeth was an air ball
as time expired.
With games against Hol-
mes County on Thursday,
Arnold on Friday, and the
district tournament com-
ing up next week, Ander-
son said his team needed
a good performance Mon-
day to get back on the

From Page 1B

to put the ball in play, and
then make a play on it."
Sophomore pitcher Erin
Rosa moves up from the
junior varsity and will also
get a chance to prove her-
self in the circle for Gracev-
ille, and Haynes said that
junior Caitlin Miller will
have an opportunity as
"We're hoping pitching
the coach said. "For our
pitching to be successful,
we've got to build up more
endurance and just get in
better shape. That's com-
ing along, and I think we'll
make more progress as the
season starts."
Offensively, Leuenberger
carried the heaviest load
last year for the Lady Ti-
gers, batting .506 with 39
hits, a home run, and 21
McDaniel andVaughn are
the leading returning hit-
ters for GHS both batted
over .400 last year while
Sorey and Miller each hit
well over .300 in 2011.
"Hopefully, we'll be pretty
solid there," Haynes said of
his team's offense. "We're
putting a lot of focus on
having quality at-bats.
That's our biggest deal,
making contact and put-

right track.
"I think so. The Ver-
non game was just such
a tough loss," the coach
said. "We led at the first
three quarters and just
let it slip away. I think we
needed (Monday's win) for
aklittle confidence builder
to show that we could fin-
ish games."
Rasheed Campbell add-
ed 16 points for Graceville,
with Marquavious John-
son scoring eight.
Josh Thompson had 35
points to lead Rehobeth.

ting the ball in play. But we
have a lot of areas we have
to focus on individually."
Haynes has previously
coached baseball, but this
is his first time coaching
softball, and the coach said
that it has been a great ex-
perience for him thus far.
"I really enjoy it. It's a
lot of fun," he said. "I look
forward to practice every
day, and I know the girls do
too. The time just seems to
pass by, and it always feels
like it's over too quick."
Despite his team's youth,
Haynes said there's no rea-
son this Graceville team
can't put together a big
season this year.
"I say this every day, that
the 2011 season is over and
this is 2012. It's a good time
to start a new thing here at
Graceville High School,"
he said.
"We just have to work
towards getting better ev-
ery day. Being successful
is about getting hot at the
right time. The way you
can help that process is by
finding weaknesses, cor-
recting mistakes, and mov-
ing forward."
The Lady Tigers will play
in 'a preseason classic at
Arnold High School on Fri-
day and Saturday against
Holmes County and Baker
before opening the regular
season on Tuesday at home
against Wewahitchka.

From Page 1B

seconds on the clock.
The third quarter was even
more dominant for the Lady
Pirates, who outscored the
Lady Gators 19-2 to com-
plete a 28-2 run.
Baker had six more points
in the period, and McMillon
added seven including her
third 3-pointer of the night
- to make it 53-18 Lady
"I thought we played pretty
good," Sneads coach Er-
ich Alderman said after the
game. "Tasharica did a good
job of controlling the pace,
and La'Tilya did a great job
as well. La'Tilya was excited

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in recent years.
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monumental task Friday of
trying to knock off the dis-
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Ponce De Leon, at 6 p.m.
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a perfect 10-0 in district play,
and has won nine straight
games overall.
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the teams was a 60-31 PDL
home victory on Nov. 28, fol-
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the Lady Pirates on Dec. 13
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1 Fracture
6 Selected
12 Hermits
15 Beethoven's
16 Often-
17 Smash into
18 Draw on
19Loud noise
21 Some
23 Police alert
26 Gentle
27 Moo
28 Scowl,
31 Put a stop to
32 Wide tie
35 Beads on
38 Halley's
40 Ms.

41 U.N.
42 Electric
43 Location
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46 Emissions
48 Permeates
51 Spin
55 Dear, to
56 "Hey,
58 Physique
1 Big tees
2 MiMne
3 Fay's role
in "King
4 Pine
5 Tijuana
miss, briefly
6 Hocus- -
7 Retirees'
8 Breakfast
9 Dutch

Answer to Previous Puzzle

10Vane dir. 36- Queen,

1 Place to of

winter whodunits

10 Vane dir. 36 Queen,
11 Place to of
13 Shanghai 42 Hairpin
boat curves
19Church 43Croc
official cousin
20 Disgrace 45 Obscure
22 Fairway 47Vanishing
employee sound
24 Get ready 48 Fritz, to
to leave himself
2 wds.) 49 Electrical
25 Sweepers unit
26 Pear variety 50 Wager
27 Sugar 52Triumphant
source cry
28 Rubbereck 53Cat or
29Volcano in turkey
Sicily 54Fair-hiring
34 Stern abbr.

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by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
TODAY'S CLUE: d equals G

Previous Solution: "An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he
would have been not to have taken it." Laurence J. Peter
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Be careful, because
someone with whom you'll,
be involved might not be
operating by the rules.
PISCES (Feb.20-March 20)
A failure to select com-
panions who are equally as
enthusiastic about life as
you are could put too many
restrictions on everything
you attempt to do.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) Unless you organize
yourself and the job at
hand, you wont accom-
plish much.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
If you have a bad time,
it won't be because you're
not sociable, but because
of the group with which
you're involved.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
When you utilize your
friendliness and charm,
situations in which you'll
be involved will turn out
to be fun and successful.
Conversely, ,letting, your
ego govern the day will
cause you unhappiness.
.CANCER (June 21-July 22)
As long as friends are in
accord with your views and
opinions, you'll be amica-
ble and fun tb be with.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -
The'disadvantages of a col-
lective endeavor in which
you're involved will bring
down the whole ship if you
make them more impor-
tant.than the many posi-
tive facets of the project.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It might not be entirely
the fault of others if you
have problems dealing on
a one-on-one basis with
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Attend firsttii~g, while
you are fresh, to all'the jobs
and responsibilities that
must get dohe.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Again you could find
yourself in a similar social
situation that you didn't
handle too well previously.
If you insist upon repeat-
ing' the same mistake,
expect the same results.
Dec. 21) You might insist
on-seeing yourslT? hs the
underdog. -I you lo, itll be
a no-win situation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Be on guard when
participating in an activ-
ity that has competitive

Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved
from Alaska to Hawaii a year ago to help
a friend who is suffering with ALS (Lou
Gehrig's disease). "John" promised to pay
my husband $120 a day if he would leave
his job and act as caregiver. My husband
agreed, and he not only helps with all his
physical therapy, but also takes him to all
doctor and other appointments. We have
taken care of his vacation rental busi-
ness, repairs on his house, landscaping
and general upkeep. We also have cooked
all his meals for the past 10 months.
Six weeks ago, John was in a hospital
50 miles away, and we visited almost
daily to help with his physical therapy.
While he was in the hospital, John gifted
us with $21,000 for a piece of land he
sold. We've spent $2,000 of it on his bills,
brakes for his car, medications, etc.
NoTw that he is home, he says he was
too generous and wants the money back.
So far, we've returned $12,000. Annie,


If we could play a bridge deal a second time,
we should be able to correct any faults made
the first time. And, of course, so could our
opponents. However, we only get one shot at
making the right play which is what in to-
day's deal? South is in four spades. West leads
a low heart. East wins with his ace and returns
the heart queen.
The auction was sensible and practical. Yes,
with four-card support for a five-card or longer
suit, South might have steered his partnership
toward diamonds; but with his six solid spades,
it was unlikely a diamond contract would have
been better.
With those solid spades, South might be
inclined to ruff the second heart and draw
trumps. But he is then left with only one spade.
When he turns to diamonds, East takes a trick
-in the suit and leads a heart, making South ruff
with his final trump. East wins his second dia-
mond trick and plays another heart to defeat
the contract.
When you have a side suit that needs to be
established, it is usually right to start on that
suit immediately. At trick three, South should
play a diamond to dummy's ace, then lead an-
other diamond. East wins but has no riposte.
If he plays a heart, declarer throws a club from
his hand, ruffs on the board, and plays another
diamond. South ruffs the next heart, draws
trumps, and claims.

we have never been paid a dime for our
services, including the daily $120 he
promised my husband. John is angry
and mean-spirited and rages against
everyone. John doesn't have. much longer
to live. We will continue to help, but I
believe this latest attempt to take back
the money is a form of abuse. What shall
we do?

CDar Gifted: You and your husband
have been kind and.generous. In the
later stages of his disease, John may not
only be depressed. He also may not be
thinking clearly. Please forgive his rants,
but protect yourself in case you are held
liable for the remaining disputed money.
Keep itemized lists of what you have
spent the "gift" on, what you have paid
for John's benefit out of your own pocket,
and the amount he promised to pay for
his care. And talk to a lawyer.

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Sand unexpired.
Call Matt 334-392-0260

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cash. Bring it to us anytime; any season.
We will tag & price your stuff or:you can.
Call 334-677-SHOP "7467"
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Everything must go-Nothing held back
Up to 75% off
Dining room suits, Bedroom suits,;
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Picturle, Mirrors, Paintings, Lamps,
Jewelry, Glassware, chairs, odd pieces &
Much more thru out the store. Sale includes
Antique Marketplace also.
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Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
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Ready for Hunting
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Boxer: AKC Brindle Boxer puppies 3-Males/4-
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Now taking deposits. Puppies will not be ready
until Feb. 22, 2012. Call 334-701-1722
Chihuahua Puppies: CKC Registered. 3 males, 1
female. $250. 334-347-1612

To; S/W Will Deliver! S250.
call for more info.
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Lab puppies; blonde labs, cute and cuddly
$200. 334-488-3979 Can leave msg.
Pure Bred German Sheppard Puppies, shots,
ready to go. $300/ea 850-592-6882/209-4110

Rottweiller Pups, DOB 10/29/2011. Health
Certs and Shots, Marianna Area. $250 FIRM.
850-272-3728 between 7am to 8pm. Not Regis-.

Shi-Tzu puppies. CKC. Ready now. Parents-on
premises. Hand raised. $225. 334-792-0202 dr .
text 6187106
Teacup Yorkie puppies available, lm, If,
shots-up-2-date, healthy, AKC-REG,11wks*old,
$400, (adia662@gmail.com) or 850 526-2411.
V Valentine Babies Tiny Chorkies $175.-$225.,
F- Shih-tzu $350. F Chihuahua 5300.
Taking deposits on Yorkies & Yorkie-Poos
Older Ptuppies Available $150. 334-7 8-4886.


08' md#9996 John Deere 6-row cotton picker
982 eng. hrs. 624 fan hrs. Mud Hog, LMC Bowl
Buggy all exc. cond. kept under shed. Call;
Kendall Cooper 334-703-0978 or 334-775-3749
ext. 102, 334-775-3423.
John Deere Tractor: 32HP, high and low range,
4WD, 95 hours, includes bush hog, box blade,
disk, and roll bar. $14,500. Call 334-774-6808

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All Farm Fresh!
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern
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condition. $120 each. 850-415-1442 '

Bicycle, 26" Next Ascent 21 speed $100 850-

Boots, ladies leather, 4" heels, dark brown, zip-
per, never worn, medium, $35 850-482-7671

Camera, Cannon XS, fully automatic, TTL, $449
850-482-7665 after 12om

Changing Table, white $20, Crib, white, like
new, $45 850-526-3426
Couch: LaZBOy. Like New. Chair in good cond.
Beige Tweed. $250. FIRM. 850-352-2200
Daybed, white wicker, excellent condition $150
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Dishes i pression Dishes, 4 pla.e set,
Madrid Pattern, $75, 850-415-1442
Dresser, clawfoot, w/beveled inirror, $100,
Entertainment Center. White. 48"Wx60"Hx20"D
$50, (850) 482-2636 Marianna
Fireplace Log Insert propane or natural gas,
used one time, $75, 850-415-1442
Flash, Auto TTL Cord & Bracket, for SLR cam-
era's, still in box$196, 850-482-7665
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Guitar Electric Bass Gibson Epiphone EBO $325
OBO w/hardshell touring case. 850-482-6022

Guitar: Vintage Twelve String Guitar By Alvarez
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Hutch, Primitive, with glass doors on stepback
cabinet $125 850-526-3426
Ladder Stand, 12ft $45 850-394-7687
Large Dog House, Any Color, Shingle Roof,
SWill Deliver. $135. 334-794-5780 Dothan
Mirror, 5ft free standing, tilts, $45 850-394-7687
Motorcycle Saddlebags Set "BRAND NEW"-
18"lx10"hx7d, $100, 850-482-2636 Marianna
Picture of Brenda Lee, signed, in color, 10x12.
$35 850-592-2881
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Shampoo Bowl Beauty Shop Shampoo Bowl,
cast iron. by Belvadair. $75. 850-415-1442

Stair Rail: 48' new solid oak, hand rail, assorted
balusters, turns, fillets, $500. 850-482-8400.
Stroller, blue plaid w/matching carseat $45
for both 850-526-3426
Suitcase, Gator, leather. like new $25. 850-526-
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Tub, steel clawfoot $145 850-693-1600

Water Tank 250 gallon plastic water tank for
t oi tiraf pressui-e wishing $75 2

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long sleeves $89. 80-592-8769

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NEWSPAPER CARRIERS IN THE JACKSON call 850-693-0570 lv msg.

EA RN EXTRA 3\2 Big Home CH/A Large Lot Alford $650
3\1 CB Home CH/A C'dale $575 Dep., ref, & 1 yr
6 ~ lease req. on both 850-579-4317/866-1965
S 11S 'FOR 3BR 1 BA House, 3222 Bobkat Rd
i[nr (Dogwood Hts) 1 car garage,
llJm fenced, $655 +dep. Text first
BE YOUR OWN BOSS 850-217-1484 4
1AM to 6 AM 3BR 2BA House in Grand Ridge (Imi from
lAM T A school) $700/mo +dep. No smoking, no pets
4BR 2BA brick home in Marianna, CH/A,
Must have dependable $1000/mo, No pets. 850-526-8392
transportation, minimum Austin Tyler & Associates *
liability Quality Homes & Apartments
liability insurance & valid 4 850-526-33554
driver's license. "Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Office Space for rent, 1000 sqft near new Social
Secruity office, 850-718-6541
Come by and fill out an M :BiLHO S .OR-
application at the Jackson 2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
County Floridan, $500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http: .www.charloscountry living. com.
4403 Constitution Lane, 850-258-4868/209-8847
Marianna, FL 2 & 3BR2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
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Looking for mature, dependable,
newspaper carriers

Must have dependable transportation,
liability insurance and a valid
driver's license.

If interested, fill out a Route Bid at the
Jackson County Floridan
4403 Constitution Lane, Marianna FL

Blountstown Health &
Rehabilitation Center
is looking for a

(PRN basis)

Pick up application at
16690 SW Chipola Rd.
Blountstown, FI 850-674-4311,
Fax resume' to 850-674-3798 or email to

2 or 3 BR, $420-$460 in Greenwood CH/A,
water/garbage/lawn included. 850-569-1015
3/2 SWMH $450/mo 3/2 DWMH $550. Ma-
rianna, both require 1st & last mo. rnt,. NO
PETS 850-762-3221 days 850-762-8231 eves.
Mobile homes for rent Marianna area 1, 2,3
and 4 bedroom $335 to $425 per month. $400
deposit, No pets allowed. 850-209-7087
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-65154 .
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
,850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4m
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1, 2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage, lawn
care, No Pets 850-592-1639
Very Clean 3BR 2BA, excellent location, many
amenities, dep & ref. req. No Pets, $600,

2&3BR MH's in
Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595.

17.4 Acres Land For Sale, Located on Hwy 90
West, Marianna, FL $3,000 P/A 850-209-8089
3BR 1BA brick home w/2 car carport on 1 ac. i
Malone. all electric, 2 block out bidgs, fruit &
nut trees, $75k will consider owner financing.

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1993 Sea
GL 175
all accesso-
ries included, clean & ready for the water
2004 Moomba Mobius LSV
S21' Brand new 5.7L V8
Vortec motor, under war-
ranty, tower w/speakers,
CD player, iPod hookup, 3
AMPS, Perfect Pass, Wake Plate, and extras!
$27,500 OBO. Call 334-618-3356

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Luxury'09 40ft 5th Wheel: 2 bedroom, sleeps 8,
fully loaded, 3 slides, 3 axles, 2 AC's,
microwave, refrigerator, washer & dryer,
awning, queen bed. Every option available.
Must Sell Now! $25,000. Call 571-358-1177

2002 Hurricane Class A Motorhome 34 ft. ,
Single Slide, Just serviced. New A/C. Approx.
9,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking
$31,000. Call 850-526-4394 after 5PM or
Cedar Creek 40 ft. 5th
wheel, 3 slides, W/D, King
Bed, Fireplace. 5 new tires.
New awning. Clean, very
good cond. Pull truck, 2007
Dodge Dually, Quad Cab.
6.7 Cummins eng, 2WD, 61K mi, Exc. cond. Both
for $45,000. Will sell together or separately.
334-303-9780 or 334-709-4230. /

Damon 2005.Intruder,
3 slide-outs, 38', 23,200
Miles. Excellent
Condition, Full Body
Paint, 50 AMP, 2 A/Cs,
Banks System for Fuel
Efficiency, will swap for land 334-797-6860
1995 Yamaha Wave
Venture with trailer.
Just serviced.-New uphols-
tery. Kept in garage.
Looks and runs great.
$1,650 OBO. 334-714-9526.

Must Sell Only $10K
Chevy 1978 Nova
95% Restored!
Sp 350-4 bolt main engine,
new pistons, rings, bearings, interior, CD play-


.rs.eTa.,-n-'s . S c u tonr rr less i t stanl .
300 mi., looks & runs great. Won different clutch, tra t,6aticfibakes. Transmission still
awards. $10,000. OBO Call 334-791-6011 under warranty. $4,500. Call 34-268-9646
AUT OS FORA Saturn '02 L10 4-dr Sedan, AT/AC, PS, PB,
power door locks, looks & runs good. excellent
Chevrolet '05 Cobalt gas mileage. Selling due to bought another car.
$6999 CLEAN! CLEAN! $3500. 334-886-2739.
CSI Auto Sales Toyota '98 Camry
2180 Montgomery Hwy. $4599.00. Run Excellent!
Call: 334-718-2121- 2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Chevrolet'52 Sedan deluxe 4 door, black does Call: 334-718-2121.
run, needs some work, $2500. 334-299-0300.

SThe Jackson County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is
S'accepting applications for an Executive Director of the TDC.

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This position is responsible for overall administration of all functions of the TDC,
including administration, advertising and marketing, public relations, operations and
visitor center management, event coordination and management, and all other
functions performed through or on behalf of the TDC.

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget preparation, marketing
plan development and implementation, visitor center staffing, TDC administration,
acting as the spokesperson and media representativefor the TDC, appearing before
the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners on behalf of the TDC, working
with professional and volunteer organizations and committees, and serving as
contract monitor for grants awarded by the TDC or contracts entered into by the TDC.

This is a full-time, exempt, contract employee position, and as such, the benefits
only include workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. The contract is
budgeted for and funded by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council,
and will be a one-year annually renewable contract.
Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and experience.

This is a new position with tremendous opportunity to impact the community
through increased tourism and economic growth, and be financially rewarded
for results achieved.

S Applict ins a complete oldescription available from the
Jackson County Human Resomrces Department located at:
2864 Madison St. Maanna FL 32448, and our web site wwwjacksoncoutyfL net/

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Chevrolet '05 Suburban IS:
V-8, fully loaded, 49K
miles flex fuel, black,
great condition and very
clean. Located in
Enterprise $17,000. OBO Call 352-207-0032
Chevrolet '57 Sedan 4 door, red & white, does
run, needs some work. $3500. 334-299-0300.
Chevy'03 Malibu, fair condition,
needs repairs, 176.8k miles, blue
book value $2300, will sell for $1500
OBO 850-693-3145

CSI Auto Sales
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Guaranteed Financing!
$500.00 Down $250 month
Call: 334-718-2121
Dodge '07 Dually PU truck,
Silver, 6.7 Cummins diesel
engine, 6 speed automatic
transmission, Quad cab,
sprayed in bedliner, 61k
miles, towing packages, heavy duty. Exc. cond.
Must see to appreciate. $28,000. 334-303-9780;
334-709-4230. Also have 5th wheel if interested.
Ford 2000150 23,000 Miles.
16 Months Old This is a 2010
F150 4X4 Super Cab with 4.6L
V8. Color is Metallic Dark
Blue Pearl with tan cloth inte-
rior. It is a four-door with 2
full size benches (to include
console on front bench). It
has the Microsoft Sync bluetooth audio and
phone system, 6-disk CD player, auxiliary
(headphone jack size) input, and USB
input/charger. It has a 5' plastic lined bed with
Retrax-brand bed cover (lockable, waterproof,
retractable aluminum bed cover). It also has
the step-assist system (that includes a step
and handle that pull out of the tailgate to help
getting in and out of the bed very conven-
ient). It has a few scratches for which pictures
can be sent over email upon request. 845-325-
6332, $22,000
I can get U Riding Today!
$SO Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
Bring In Last Paycheck Stub! Ride Today! "
I Call Steve 334-803-9550
Lincoln Grand Marque '03 55K miles, totally
loaded exc cond. 334-714-5325. $10,000.
Mercedes'93 Sedan Diesel 300, Avg 30mpg,
one owner, very clean, excellent condition,
never wrecked or damaged, sunroof, leather
interior, 4 door, champagne color, service re-
cords available, REDUCED TO $6900 Call 850-
W Nissan '00 Maxima
$3599.00. Local Trade!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121.

*issan '03 Altima 2.5S new rebuilt engine, blue
in color, $9000. 334-714-8321
Nissan '05 Maxima, Silver with tinted windows,
Moonroof, LOADED, Great Condition, 122k Mi.
Asking $10,300 334-797-9290
Pontiac '99 Firebird Formula LS 1:
T-top with midnight blue, leather seats, low
,mileage; 8 cylindeir 6 speed .manual. Newv


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-* Volvo '05 S40
Cherry Red with black
interior, awesome
sound system, power
windows & locks,
perfect starter car, great gas mileage,
91k miles, $9,500. Call 334-726-3136
Check Me Out At The Dothan Lemon Lot.

for sale. Beautiful bi
ke in great shape. 8,000
miles. Windshield, saddle
bags. new battery, NICE!!!
Call (334) 797-9772 to ar-
range appointment. $6,000
2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Classic Electra
Glide FLHTCUSE5- black, 10,800 miles, $9,600,
Serious buyers only! 334-265-3653
Harley Davidson '08 md#FXSTB Night Train,
17800K miles, 1-Owner, excellent condition,
photos available.
334-798-3247 or 850-217-1647. $12,500.
Harley Davison'06 Super Glide solo mustang
seat w/matching saddle bag, mid rise handle-
bars, forward controls, less than 11k mi, lots of
xtras, $8500 850-482-4537
Motorized Bicycle kit.
Runs great, Shock absorb-
er seat post. lights, horn,
blinkers, and brake light.
Heavy duty tires with
thorn resistant tubes.
Call 334-393-9654, $600

Chevrolet '11 Tahoe LT, LOADED
White, All Leather, Captain;s Chairs, DVD
System, 4k Miles. Excellent Condition.
LIKE NEW ONLY $38,500 Call 334-714-7251
IWSC Toyota '05 Sequoia. V8,
1111 111191K Miles, Excellent
SCondition, White, leather
seats, sunroof. 516,000

Chevrolet '99 2500 Pick up, Long bed
273K miles, engine has knock,
Rest of truck is in good cond. $495.
334-792-6248 or 334-718-9306
Ford '01 F50kXL super cab, 4-door, all power,
bed liner, new tires, low miles, exc. condition
$7500. OBO 334-585-6689
Ford '57 Tractor -
4 cylinder, good condition,

FORD'89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
Auto, $4,600 or reasonable
offer. Call 229-334-8520.

Freightliner'04 Columbia,
APU. Refrigerator,
SMicrowave, XM Radio,
Great Shape. j.oosg oo..,.
334-798-1587 .
Isuza'02 FTR white 24ft. box truck with'approx.
140k miles, good shape. $13,500. OBO
John Deere 7810, good clean tractor
Call: 334-701-4119 or 334-701-8500.
Luskin '01 Flatbed: spread axle, wood floor, ,
side kit, bows and tarp, 48x102, $8,500.
Call 850-674-8992
Mazda '96 long bed, red in color 4cyl. rear jump
seats, 1-owner, good condiiton, low mileage.
49,555 miles, 5 speed manual
$3500. 334-793-2230 between 6pm 9pm

conversion Van raised
roof, loaded, new tires,
One owner. GREAT
condition. 52K mi.$8,900.
334-897-2054 or
GMC'02 Savannah
1500 Van: White, Explorer
Conversion. excellent
condition, 41933K miles,
new tires, limited slip
Deferential, one owner, $12,500. 334-347-7923
Nissan '11 Quest LE:
Titanium Beige, fully
loaded, leather seats,
Boss Audio, DVD sys-
tem, nagivation, blind
spot warning,,double
moon roof, only 8,100 miles. Must see!!!
$35,495. Call 334-347-5096 or 334-406-2925

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The Associated Press

Robert Garrigus didn't see any rea-
son to stick around for the finish.
He had watched enough of the
final round at Torrey Pines to see that
Kyle Stanley, whom he described as
"exploding with talent," had a three-shot,
lead and headed for a sure win. Garrigus
left for the spa to get a massage.
It didn't take long for him to figure out
what had happened.
"I got back to my car, saw my phone
and it was blowing up," Garrigus said.
"I had six or seven text,messages. I had
four or five voicemails. I wasn't talking to
anyone on Sunday, so there was no need
for anyone to call me."
He didn't have to read a single'message.
He didn't have to listen to a voicemail.
He knew.
"I looked at my phone and thought,
'Uh-oh. He blewit,"' Garrigus said
Monday evening.
Among his priorities this week at the
Phoenix Open was to find Stanley and

'Kyle Stanley is consoled by John Rollins (right)
after making a triple bogey on the 18th hole of
the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open
golf tournament on Sunday.

offerthe kind of advice that only comes
through experience.
Garrigus has every bit of that.
He had a three-shot lead on the final
hole of the 2010 St. Jude Classic when he
smothered his tee shot into the water,

took a drop, then tried to go at the green
not realizing the size of his lead. He
went left of the water into the trees and
eventually made triple bogey. He lost in a
three-man playoff.
Stanley can relate only to the triple
bogey, the water and a playoff.
He did everything right on the final
hole of the Farmers Insurance Open,
even taking a sand wedge instead of a lob
wedge for his third shot over the pond to
a hole location in a bowl at the front of
the green. What happened next surprises
him still. His shot landed behind the hole
and raced off the front of the green and
into the water.
After a drop into the first cut to elimi-
nate even more spin, he landed his shot
on the top shelf and three-putted for
triple bogey. On the second playoff hole,
he missed a 5-foot par putt and watched
Brandt Snedeker pose with a trophy that
should have been his.
Stanley was still in shock when he
faced the media. His eyes were glassy
with tears. His lip quivered. He answered
every question, even if he had to stop at

times to compose himself. Looking back,
he realizes that was part of the healing.
S"I tend to wear my emotions on my
sleeve a little bit," Stanley said Tuesday
at the'Phoepix Open, where he agreed to
another interview to help put his
collapse behind him.
"It was very tough to swallow. But one
of the things I learned is I think you need
to really be prepared for whatever this
game can throw at you.
."It's a crazy game," he said. "It can love
you; itcan hate you."
Stanley, like Garrigus, was going for his
first PGA Tour victory.
Stanley, who grew up in the Seattle
area, was'an All-American at Clemson
who played in the Walker Cup. He is in
his second fullseason on the PGA Tour,
so naturally skilled and polished that his
long-term outlook is better than some of
the rookies who won last year.
"I know I may not have believed it on
Sunday night, or even Monday morning.
but everybody just kept telling me I'll be
a lot stronger for it, and I agree with that.
I will."

College Basketba

Murphy matures on, off court f
The Associated Press

ida's Erik Murphy has a
small scar just above his
right eye, a remnant of the
eight stitches he needed
after a recent collision with
teammate Patric Young.
It's hardly the only make-
over for the 6-foot-10
Murphy's game. has im-
proved dramatically this
season, and "coach, Billy
Donovan says the power
forward has made an
equally noticeable jump
in maturity since his ar-
rest last April. Combined,
they have.helped Murphy
develop into a consistent
scorer and reliable team-
mate for the 12th-ranked
Gators (17-4, 5-1 South-
eastern Conference).
"Erik, in a lot of ways,
was just kind of floating
through ';last year),;
Donovan said. "I thinik'f
was able to post him up,
pin him up a little bit and
get his back against the
wall to make a decision
on who you want to be as
a person, who you want
to be as a player, who you
want to be as a student and
where do you want to go
with your life.
"I've seen a lot of growth
in Erik in a real, real
positive woa. '. ".'
Murphy and reamirtate
Cody Larson were arrest-
ed in St. Augustine and
charged with felony bur-
glary. Donovan suspended
them immediately. The
State Attorney's Office
later. reduced the charge
to misdemeanor crimi-
nal trespass, saying the
players simply trieU to go
into another person's car
without permission.
Donovan reinstated
Murphy five months after
the arrest, saying he had
served his punishment.
"The offseason issue
made me grow up really
quick," Murphy said. "It
definitely helped me. It
was a blessing in disguise'
It helped me grow up
mentally, mature."
His game has shown
progress, too.
Murphy is averaging 10.6
points a game while shoot-
ing 53 percent from the
field. Murphy also offers a
challenging matchup.
He is Florida's best 3-
point shooter one of the
best in Donovan's 16 sea-
sons in Gainesville and
hitting 48.5 percent from
behind the arc would be
good enough to rank fifth in
the country if he averaged
a few more 3s a game.
"To me, the whole key
to their team right now
is Murphy," Mississippi
State coach Rick Stans-
bury said. "He's the guy
that's changed their team
in every way. He's playing
with a lot of confidence,
too.... He gives them some
length defensively, and of-
fensively he's so skilled. He
stretches you out. All he
does is make it easier for all
Those other perimeter guys
- .- -*

Florida's Erick Murphy (33) and Kenny Boynton (1) pressure
Missisippi State's Dee Bost (3) during a game on Saturday.

driving that basketball."
Murphy has scored in
double digits in nine of the
last 12.games. It helps that
Murphy is as healthy as
he's been all season.
Murphy injured his right
knee during practice in
November. He missed 10
days of practice, sat out
three games and needed
extra timeto get back into
paymng sHape^
A A'Mii6itl' afte he re-
turned, Murphy took an el-
bow to the face in practice.
He didn't miss any playing
time, but his shot seemed
a little off the next three
games as he went 2 of 9
from 3-point range.
The last three games,
though, he made 8 of 14
from behind the arc.
"He definitely brings a
different element because
he's gbr great size and can
'h bt6t th~-ball" 'Donovan
sais "I think Erik, a lot of
times, puts you in a little
bit of a bind because of his
ability to step away from
the basket and shoot. He's
confident in that, and I'm
confident in him shooting
the ball." '" '
The Gators haven't had a
big man who could shoot

like this since Matt Bonner
in 2003. Although Dono-
van has had plenty of tal-
entbd big men since Al
Horford, 'Joakim Noah,.
Marreese Speights, Alex
Tyus and Vernon Mack-
lin none of them was a
deep threat.
S"With Erik, we're able to
space the floor," Donovan

or Florida

said. "When he's in con-
stant movement, it puts a
lot of pressure on the de-
fense because you've al-
ways gotta account for him
wherever he's at."
To get to this point,
Donovan needed Murphy
to make strides on and off
the court.
"I think (the arrest) really.
forced him todosomesoul-
searching in terms of what
was important and what
he wanted to do," Dono-
van said. "He's responded
from a lot of those adversi-
ties in a very positive way
and it's made him better as
a person, made him better
as a player. He's becoming
more and more reliable
for me than maybe he has
been his first two years. ...
I think he's grown up and
he's become much more
consistent as a player."

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