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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: March 2, 2012
Publication Date: 3/8/2012
Frequency: daily (except saturday and monday)[<1979-1995>]
weekly[ former 1934-<1955>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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School district employee suspended


Fellow em ployee alleges he sexually harassed her to saying inappropriate remarks,
but his story doesn't match the
BY LAUREN DELGADO sexual harassment were made touched her inappropriately, female employee's story, Moore
..d.:.-i,:ri,.,;.,n.-,:.:.n- against him and two other Larry Moore, deputy super- said. No further evidence or wit-
male transportation employ- intendent, said no witnesses or nesses have been found in con-
John Hamilton, the Jackson ees by a female transportation concrete evidence were found nection to the inappropriate
County School District's direc- employee, in reference to the inappropriate remarks.
tor of transportation/health & The female employee alleged touching. The school district has con-
safety/maintenance, has been that the men made inappropri- One male employee admitted cluded its investigation. Hamil-
suspended after allegations of ate remarks and that Hamilton to making an inappropriate joke. ton will carry out his suspension.


Any further decisions have not
been made, said Moore.
Neither of the other two em-
ployees have been suspended or
fired.
There will be an item in the
school board agenda regarding
Hamilton's discipline. The school
board workshop will be held on
March 15 and the meeting"vill
be held on March 20.


SCHOOL EVENT



Hitting the right notes


School bands head to

performance assessment
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Idelgado@jcfloridan.comr
Several school bands will be playing at
the music performance assessment, an ,
event that tests their skills, this weekend at
the Chipley High School auditorium.
Bands from Cottondale High School,
Graceville High School, Marianna High
School and Marianna Middle School will
attend.
The bands will each play three songs: a .
march; a technical song; and a lyrical song. .
Three judges will grade this performance, '
They will then be given a song they haven't
seen before to play by sight-reading, which
will also be graded by a judge.
The judges grade each band from a scale
of 1-5, 1 being the best, or "superior.".
Craig Bean, band director for MHS,
said his students play every day in class ...
and then have practice once a week, in '
addition to practicing at home.
"They're working real hard and playing
real well," Bean said.
Richard Bouton, band director for GHS,
said this event was a good experience for
the students. The band plays at all sorts of
events, from football games to graduation.
"There's no off season," Bouton said. "So
the kids really need to love music and love
- each other and work together."

Performance times
Below are the times each school band iill
perform at the music performance
assessment.
n Cottondale High School band: 7:30
p.m. today.
D Cottondale High School 7th and 8th
grade band: 4:30 p.m today .
a Graceville High School concert band: ,
130 p.m. Friday.
n Marianna High School concert band:
7 p.m. today. -
Marianna High School symphonic MARSKINNER/LODAN
band 8:3 p~. toay.MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
band: 8:30 p.m. today. From left, Marianna band members Rebekah Kowalczyk, Cindel Cobb and Jordan
P Marianna Middle School band: 11 30 Smith practice Wednesday afternoon in preparation for today's performance in
a.m. Friday. Chipley.


Alabama News


Not guilty


Blanket acquittals

in gambling retrial
BY LANCE GRIFFIN
Igriffin@dothaneagle.com

MONTGOMERY- It was a retrial that
had everything.
There were suggestions of code lan-
guage used to hide bribe offers, of a
grand conspiracy designed to buy the
passage of legislation, of drop phones
and clandestine meetings from Troy to
Montgomery.
There were allegations of a politi-
cally-motivated prosecution, of govern-
ment manipulation of witnesses and of
race-driven testimony.
What the gambling corruption re-
trial did not have, however, were
convictions.
A jury comprised of residents from
the River region of central Alabama
acquitted all six remaining defendants
of all 27 charges Wednesday morning.
VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor,
lobbyist Tom Coker, former Sens. Larry
Means and Jim Preuitt, Sen. Harri Anne
Smith and former Country Crossing
spokesperson Jay Walker all walked out
of the Frank Johnson Federal Building
cleared of all charges.
Defendants and even some jurors
wept as the verdicts were read in open
court. When the court clerk announced
acquittals on all charges from the first
defendant, McGregor, other defendants
began to cry.
By the time all 27 counts were an-
nounced, defendants, attorneys and
family members embraced.
McGregor attorney Joe Espy called the
verdicts "clear and convincing vindica-
tion of Milton McGregor and all of the
defendants."
McGregor's confidence in the ver-
dicts Wednesday was indicated when
he said he wrote a statement in antici-
pation of the verdicts at 4 a.m., more
than five hours before the verdicts were
announced.
"I'm not going to say a lot about the
case, but I will say this: I love my coun-
try. But, I despise what the govern-
ment has done to me and the other
See RETRIAL, Page 5A


Chipola River reaches 'action stage'


From staff reports
The Chipola River has risen to6 the "ac-
tion stage," prompting emergency of-
ficials to warn people in areas at risk of
high water to move their vehicles, out-
door equipment, tables and chairs, toys
and other items they don't want ruined or
carried off by the water.
As of 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, the river was
at 16.1 feet; the action stage is activated
at 15 feet. In a press release issued early
Wednesday, Jackson County Emergency
Management Director RodneyAndreasen
cautioned people living on the river to
"exercise extreme caution as we continue
to monitor the water levels." Andreasen
said the river is not expected to reach the
flood stage of 19 feet, but cautioned that
"this could change based on numerous


considerations. If you live along the river,
we ask that you do not park vehicles or
place property in areas that have previ-
ously flooded." Andreasen can be reached
at 718-0007.
Although the river is expected to start
falling to normal levels, the coming week-
end has a moderate forecast for rain; it's
predicted at a 20 percent chance on Fri-
day, 30 percent on Saturday and back to
20 percent on Sunday.
The two most vulnerable areas are
the neighborhood of Cook subdivision
just north of the Interstate 10 exchange
on State Road 71 at Marianna, and in
the area of Turtle Bend just south of the
interstate, Andreasen said.
The river level can be monitored at
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.
php?/wfotae.


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The Chipola River had risen enough to cover the boat ramp on Magnolia Road Wednesday.
Recent heavy rains have sent the Chipola River to more than 16 ft., about a foot above the
'action stage,'which on Wednesday morning triggered notifications to people in at-risk areas.


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Weather Outlook

Sunny & Mild.
Today -Justin Kiefer / WMBB


High 780
Low -57'


e,1 High 800
Low -570


Friday
Partly Cloudy & Warm.


High 710
Low 58


Sunday
Cloudy & Cooler.


High -71
Low 540


Saturday
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Port St. Joe
Destin
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5.31"
1.39"


Low
Low
Low
Low
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RIVER READINGS
Woodruff
Blountstown
Marianna
Caryville


Year to date
Normal YTD
Normal for year


4:01 PM
10:07 AM
4:06 PM
5:17 PM
5:51 AM


High
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Reading
48.55 ft.
9.63 ft.
16.20 ft.
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Low:: 60

17 4""
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11:35 PM
3:24 AM
10:43 AM
11:16 AM
11:49 AM


Flood Stage
66.0 ft.
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Sunset 5:45 PM
Moonrise 6:23 PM
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CONTACT US.
Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.


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shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
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such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
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tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept or
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

HOW TO GET YOUR
NEWS'PUBLISHED
The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply f6r wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.

GETTING IT RIGHT
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


Community Calendar


TODAY
Rummage Sale Fundraiser 7:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. March 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10 at Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown, with over 4,000 square
feet of clothing, furniture, house wares, collectables,
toys and more. Call 850-674-2777.,
Networking Healthcare Professionals Meeting
-11 a.m. at the Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli in
downtown Marianna. Geno Santopadre of Home
Instead will bethe speaker. Call 850-674-5464.
) Orientation 12:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Marianna. Reg-
.ister for free job placement and computer training
classes and learn about services offered to people
with disadvantages/disabilities. Call 526-0139.
) Florida JuCo basketball tournament March
7-10 in the Chipola College Milton H. Johnson Health
Center with games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday-
Friday; championship games are 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Tournament passes (14 games) are $25
for adults, $15 for students. Single session tickets
(two games) are $10. Call 718-2220, or visit www.
chipola.edu.
) Free Tax Preparation/E-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only, 4:30 to 7:30 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.
)) Free Yoga Class 5:30 p.m. at Chipola Fitness
Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna. Mats
provided. Offered in partnership with the Jackson
County Health Department's Closing the Gap
program. Call 482-6221.
) 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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Rummage Sale Fundraiser 7:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. March 3, 6,8, 9 and 10 at Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown, with over 4,000 square
feet of clothing, furniture, house wares, collectables,
toys and more. Call 850-674-2777.
) Free Workshops Budgeting Workshop (8:30
to 9:30 a.m.), Employ Florida Marketplace (10 to 11
a.m.), Computer Basics 101 (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.) and
Spanish Workshop (3 to 4 p.m.) at Marianna One
Stop'Career Center. Call 718-0326.
) Small Business Seminar "International
Import/Export Trade Basics," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at Chipola College, Business and Techndlogy
building, Room M-108.An overview of import and
export opportunities for Florida businesses. Cost:
$30. Pre-registration required; call 718-2441, visit
http://bit.ly/CCSmallBusiness or email seversone@
chipola.edu.
) Salem Soldiers Relay for Life Team Pulled
Pork Plate 10 a.m. at Salem Wesleyan Church in
Sneads. $6 per plate (pulled pork, coleslaw, baked
beans, bread and dessert). Call 491-1022.
) Florida JuCo basketball tournament March


7-10 in the Chipola College Milton H, Johnson Health
Center with games at 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday-
Friday; championship games are 5 and 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday. Tournament passes (14 games) are $25
for adults, $15 for students. Single session tickets
(two games) are $10. Call 718-2220, or visit www.
chipola.edu.
a Marianna Social Security Office Move The
Marianna Social Security Administration Office
at 2916 Madison St. closes at 3 p.m. today. It will
reopen 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 12 at its new loca-
tion: 4125 Jireh Court (next to Marianna Toyota on
Pennsylvania Avenue). Call 888-397-4815.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856 or 573-1131.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
Rummage Sale Fundraiser 7:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. March 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10 at Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown, with over 4,000 square
feet of clothing, furniturniture, house wares, collectables,
toys and more. Call 850-674-2777.
) Life Expo/Marianna Day of Hope 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Assemblies of God District Camp-
grounds/Donald E, Price Activity Center, 4792
Highway 90 in Marianna, "Advocating Community
Wellness and Safety." Free health screenings, food
pantry distribution, infant CPR training, community
wellness and safety vendors, kids carnival and
entertainment. Free to the public. Call 718-2661.
)) Turkey Shoot Fundraiser 1 p.m. at AMVETS
Post 231, north of Fountain (east side of U.S. 231,
just south of CR 167). Cost: $2 a shot. Call 850-722-
0291.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) Florida JuCo basketball tournament
championship games -5 and 7:30 p.m. in the
Chipola College Milton H. Johnson Health Center.
Tournament passes (14 games) are $25 for adults,
$15 for students. Single session tickets (two games)
are $10. Call 718-2220, or visit www.chipola.edu.
)) MHS Campus Beauty Pageant 6 p.m. in the
Marianna High School Auditorium. Admission: $5
(proceeds benefit MHS Varsity Cheerleaders).

SUNDAY, MARCH 11
n Spring Forward Daylight Saving Time begins
at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead one hour.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking.


MONDAY, MARCH 12
Marianna Social Security Office Reopens
- 8:30 a.m. at 4125 Jireh Court (next to Marianna
Toyota on Pennsylvania Avenue). The Marianna SSA
Office has completed its move and reopens today at
its new facility. Call 888-397-4815.
) Preschool Registration 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 12-16 at the Early Childhood Programs Office,
2950 Cherokee St. in Marianna (in front of Riverside
Elementary School) Call 482-1266 for documenta-
tion requirements.
) Free Workshops Interview (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.)
and Resume (10 to 11 a.m.) at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
) Orientation 10:30 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 about services offered to people
with .disadvantages/disabilities. Call 526-0139.
) Lions Club of Marianna Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill. Call 482 2005.
) Free Workshop: 5 Steps to Rapid
Employment 1 to 4 p.m. March 12-15, March
19-21 and March 22 at Marianna One Stop Career
Center. Call 718-0326.
) Marianna Advanced Placement Parent/
Student Meeting 5:30 p.m. at Marianna High
School. MHS AP program classes will be introduced,
benefits of AP and what is expected of students
will be discussed. Marianna Middle School parents
are also encouraged to attend, to plan for their
students' entry into Pre-AP and AP classes in the
future. Call 482-9605.
n Cottondale City Commission Regular Meeting
- 6'p.m. Call 352-4361.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
D Preschool Registration 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 12-16 at the Early Childhood Programs Office,
2950 Cherokee St. in Marianna (in front of Riverside
Elementary School) Call 482-1266 for documenta-
tion requirements.
) Food Distribution 9 a.m. to noon at Heaven's
Garden Food Pantry, 3115 Main St. in Cottondale.
Jackson County residents only. Call 579-9963 or
visit www.aidaspina.org.
) Republican Club of Northwest Florida
Meeting Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna.
Call 718-5411.
) Optimist Club of Jackson County Board
Meeting Noon at Chipola Community Bank in
Marianna.
n HeartWorks Cardiac Support Group Meeting
-3 p.m. in Jackson Hospital's Hudnall Building
community room, 4230 Hospital Drive in Marianna.
No cost. All cardiac patients and their caregivers/
support persons invited. Refreshments served. Call
850-718-2519.


The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.


MARIANNA POLICE
DEPARTMENT
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for March 6, the latest
available report: One hit and
run vehicle,
one suspi- '
cious vehicle, -
one suspicious -- -
incident, one ,CV ME
suspicious per- -
son, two funeral
escorts, two highway obstrac-
tions, one mental illness report,
one physical disturbance, one
verbal disturbance, two bur-
glary alarms, four traffic stops,
two reports of criminal mis-
chief, one found/abandoned
property, two illegally parked
vehicles, one fight in progress,
three assists of another agency,
one property damage com-
plaint, four public service calls


and one patrol request.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for March 5, 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): One missing adult,
six abandoned vehicles, one
reckless driver complaint, two
suspicious vehicles, one suspi-
cious incident, one suspicious
person, one funeral escort,
one mental illness call, one
burglary complaint,, one verbal
disturbance, one complaint on
burning, one vehicle fire, one
drug offense, 14 medical calls,
one traffic crash, one burglary
alarm, one report of a shooting


in the area, eight traffic stops,
one larceny complaint, one civil
dispute, two trespassing com-
plaints, one found/abandoned
property, two fraud complaints,
one assist of a motorist/pedes-
trian, one retail theft/shoplift-
ing complaint, one assist of a
motorist/pedestrian, one retail
theft/shoplifting complaint,
one assist of another agency,
one report of child abuse, two
public service calls, one trans-
port and three threat/
harassment complaints.

JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Angel Villanyeva, 21, 914 60
Ave, Apt. B, Bradenton, hold for
court.
)) Dynell Johnson, 24, 3070


Carters Mill Road, Apt B-10,
Marianna, possession of
cocaine.
) Jena Demaree, 24, 1342
Piper Road, Marianna, failure to
appear.
) Eddie Corbett, 33, 3579 Flat
Road, Greenwood, violation of
state probation.
) William White, 20, 299
Rolling Hills Drive, Ringgold,
Ga., possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana.
) Pearl Davis, 28, 24995 NW
Wamble Road, Altha, grand
theft auto, violation of state
probation.
) Martha Paramore, 36, 2968
Jefferson St., Marianna, child
neglect.

JAIL POPULATION: 191
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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Campus Beauty Pageant is Saturday at Marianna High


Special to the Floridan

The annual Marianna
High School Campus
Beauty Pageant (with
guest appearances from
the "beasts") will be Satur-
day, March 10, at 6 p.m. in
the Marianna High School
Auditorium.
Contestants from each
respective grade will be vy-
ing the title of Miss Fresh-
man, Miss Sophomore,
Miss Junior, and Miss Se-
nior. The contestant with


the overall highest score
will be crowned 2012
Campus Beauty.
A new feature this year is
the People's Choice Award.
People may vote prior to
the pageant for their favor-
ite candidate with a penny
per vote.
Proceeds from People's
Choice votes will be do-
nated to St. Jude's Research
Center.
Admission is $5 with
proceeds benefitting MHS
varsity cheerleaders.


Freshman contestants (from left) are Madison Christmas, Hanna Donofro, Alexusia Hearns, Morgan Seay, Cailee Heinemann
and Sophia Pereda.


Junior contestants (from left) are Kathleen Hightower, Shawna
Donofro, Chelsie Bailey, Lindsay Erbacher and Jaree Flowers.


Sophomore contestants (from left) are Jordan Hussey, Emely Scheel, Tori Porter, Caroline Rogers, Madison Zimmerman and
Meagan Haggard.


Davis ..j d Top Chipola Employee


Karan Davis I
(right) is
congratulated by
Chipola president
Dr. Gene Prough
for being the
recipient of
the Chipola
College Faculty/
Administrator/
Other
Professional
Award of the I
month for March.
Davis has served
as an associate
vice president of
human resources
and equity officer
since 1986.


Salvation

Army settles

in to new

location
Special to the Floridan

The Salvation Army re-
cently moved to a hew lo-
cation: 4439 Clinton St. in
Marianna.
Social service worker Di-
ane Caputo heads the Jack-
son County office, which
offers a wide range of cpm-
munity services and disas-
ter relief to those in need.
Caputo says that with
the addition of volunteer
Robert Pierson, a liver
transplant recipient with
experience working with
community outreach ser-
vices, the office's coverage
has increased.
For information about
the Salvation Army, stop
by the Marianna office.
Donations are welcome.


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Faculty from Three Rivers College in Missouri recently visited the
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support and redesign the college curriculum. According to Chipola,
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recognized as a model program for academic support.


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State Briefs


Fired teacher kills
headmistress, self
JACKSONVILLE A
Jacksonville school will
remain closed through
next week's spring break
after its headmistress was
gunned down in her of-
fice by a teacher that had
recently been fired.
Authorities say'28-
year-old Spanish teacher
Shane Schumerth was
fired Tuesday before re-
turning to the Episcopal
School of Jacksonville in
the afternoon arid killing
63-year-old Dale Regan.
He then committed
suicide.
Details about Schumer-
th's firing were not im-
mediately available.
The gunman's father,
Steve Schumerth of
Culver, Ind., told the
Florida Times- Union his
family is in shock. He says
the family sends prayers
to the Episcopal School
family.
Regan had worked at
the school for more than
30 years. Schumerth was
a 2007 graduate of
Purdue University.
School officials say
counseling and pastoral
care will be provided to
students, staff and others.

Florida will renew
sales tax holiday
TALLAHASSEE Flor-
ida lawmakers are going
to renew the state's popu-
lar back-to-school sales
tax holiday.
A Senate budget panel
on Wednesday approved
a tax cut package (HB
7087) that includes
roughly $120 million
worth of tax breaks.


The bill calls for a three-
day sales tax holiday from
Aug. 3 to Aug. 5.
During the holiday
shoppers would not have
to pay state or local sales
taxes on clothing worth
$75 or less or pay taxes on
school supplies worth $15
or less.
The tax cut package
also includes a top prior-
ity for Gov. Rick Scott. It
increases the amount of
money exempt from the
state's corporate income
tax.
The legislation also
includes a whole se-
ries of other tax breaks,
including one that would
benefit a proposed beef
slaughterhouse in Marion
County.

Agency offering
tourists free gas
FORT LAUDERDALE
-With gas prices on the
rise, officials with Greater
Fort Lauderdale Conven-
tion and Visitors Bureau
are offering tourists a
little financial help.
President Nicki Gross-
man says the agency will
offer $25 gas cards to
summer hotel guests who
book a two-night stay
at select hotels through
its website or Facebook
page.
The South Florida
Sun Sentinel reports the
agency is prepared to
spend up to $100,000 for
gas cards and another
$100,000 to promote the
offer.
Grossman told the
newspaper that having
guests in the hotel rooms
is worth the price of the
gas cards.
From wire reports


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Edwards, Nancy McMullin and Leanne Tan. Anyone interested in
quilting is welcome to the Guild "Sit & Sew," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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) Third/Fourth place
- Dorothy Baxter and Jane
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State Brief
Changes to school
voucher program
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida House has passed
changes to the Tax Credit
Scholarship Program -
Florida's voucher program
for low-income children to
attend private schools at
taxpayer expense.
House members on
Wednesday voted 92-24
on HB 859 after killing a
,last-minute amendment
that would have allowed
tax credits for corporate
donations to "traditional
public schools."
The bill increases pro-
gram funding by about $10
million. It also allows K-5
students into the program
if they qualify for free or
reduced price lunches and
removes a requirement
that grades 2-12 students
spend the previous year in
a public school.
From wire reports







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Two men seriously injured in crash


From staff reports

Two Port St. Joe residents were se-
riously injured in a Calhoun County
traffic crash Tuesday afternoon.
According to a press release from
the Florida Highway Patrol, 20-year-
old Jesse C. McCroan was driving
east in a Ford pickup truck on State
Road 20 when he attempted to pass


another eastbound vehicle on the and overturned.


left.
The truck entered the north shoul-
der of the road.and McCroan over-
corrected steering right, according
to the release. The truck traveled
across both lanes and entered
the opposite shoulder and ditch.
-The truck collided with a ditch
embankment, became airborne


Passenger Phillip J. McCroan, 24,
was ejected during the crash and
came to rest on the shoulder of the
road. The truck came to rest upright
on the south shoulder.
Both the driver and passenger
were listed as having serious inju-
ries and were taken to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital for treatment.


Padgett will run in county commission race


I'm Ernie Padgett and I intend
to be a candidate in the District 5
Jackson County Commission race.
I was born and. raised in Jackson
County and graduated from Mari-
anna High School
in 1965. For the next
eleven years, I worked
in the private sec-
tor in Miami and St.
Petersburg.
'In 1976, I returned
Padgett to Jackson County
and was employed as
a correctional officer at ACI for five
years. During this time I graduated
from FSU with a degree in Criminal
Justice.
In 1980, I ran and was elected to
the Jackson County Commission,
District 3. During the latter part of
my term I was asked by the presi-
dent of Chipola Jr. College to assist
in writing a grant for a program that
would become the Chipola Institute
of Government.
Early in 1984, I decided not to run


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for re-election and move into some
aspect of management in the public
sector.
I received a Masters Degree in
Public Administration from FSU
and for the next twenty six years
served in the following positions:
) Director, Apalachee Regional
Planning Council: 1984
)) Director, Chipola Institute of
Government: 1984 1986
y County Administrator, Jackson


County: 1987 1990
) County Administrator, Santa
Rosa County: 1990 1995
) County Administrator, Manatee
County: 1995 -2007
My wife, Lydia, and I returned to
Jackson County in 2007 and built
a home off the Blue Springs High-
way. We have six children between
us (three and three) and a herd of
grandkids (sixteen).spread out from
Pensacola to Danville, VA.
I feel my experience working in
three Florida counties will enable
me to play a roll working with oth-
ers for the betterment of Jackson
County.
I'm looking forward to meeting
and discussing county issues with
many citizens in District 5 over the
next several months.
I'm a good listener and have
learned much by doing so. I've
come to the conclusion that solu-
tions to problems and challenges
in government come from the
collective wisdom of its citizens.


Scott gets claims bill for brain-damaged Colo. boy


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Aaron
Edwards squirmed in de-
light on his mother's lap
in the Florida Senate gal-
lery Wednesday as the
chamber passed a bill to
compensate him for neg-
ligence during his birth at
a public hospital 14 years
ago that left him unable
to walk, talk or control his
limbs.
The legislation (HB 965)
went to Gov. Rick Scott
after the 32-4 roll call. It
would require Lee Memo-
rial Health System in Fort
Myers to pay Aaron $15
million $10 million in a
lump sum and $1 million
annually for five years.
Scott, who once headed
a major private hospi-
tal chain, will review the
bill, said spokesman Lane
Wright.
"He was jumping and
my arms were about to fall
* off," said Aaron's mother,
Mitzi Roden, after put-
ting him in his wheelchair
outside the chamber. "He
can't balance himself, but
he can move his legs."
The Senate passed
two other high-profile
claims bills but sent both
back to the House with
amendments.
One of those bills (SB 4)
would require an insur-
ance company for the Bro-
ward County Sheriff's Of-
fice to pay $10.75 million
to 32-year-old Eric Brody.
He suffered brain damage
and paralysis 14 years ago
when a speeding deputy,
who was late for work,
crashed into his car.
The other (HB 7131)
would authorize the city
to Tallahassee to pay $2.4
million to the parents of
23-year-old undercover
police informant Rachel
Hoffman who was mur-
dered during a botch drug
sting.
The brain damage that
Aaron suffered left him
with cerebral palsy, spas-
ticity and other injures but
spared his cognitive abili-
ties. He is bright, knows
what's going on around
him and can communi-
cate by computer.
"He wants to become a
lawyer and he wants to be-
come a book writer and he
wants to do video games,"
Roden said. "He has a lot
of plans for the future."
Roden, who now lives
with Aaron in Canyon
City, Colo., said if Scott
signs the claims bill it


HE ASSUCIAILU HRESS
Mitzi Roden, who now lives in Canyon City, Colorado, holds her fourteen-year-old son Aaron
Edwards as he reacts when the Florida senate passes a claims bill for him during a session on


Wednesday in Tallahassee.
should provide him with
the kind of around-the-
clock care, schooling and
equipment he'd need to
fulfill those dreams. A jury
awarded Aaron $30.8 mil-
lion, but under Florida
law the most that could be
paid without passage of a
claims bill was $200,000.
Aaron's bill, though, cuts
that amount about in half.
Even after the verdict
was upheld on appeal, Lee
Memorial denied it did
anything wrong and suc-
cessfully defeated a simi-
lar claims bill last year. It
never offered to settle un-
til last week by proposing
$5 million with the state
picking up the tab.
On Wednesday, Sen.
Mike Bennett, R-Braden-'
ton, put on the table an-
other offer by Lee Memo-
rial of $7.25 million, but
the Senate rejected that
proposal.
Bennett argued the
bill requires Lee Memo-
rial to pay far more than
Aaron needs because
Colorado is picking up his
medical expenses, and it
would deprive the hospi-
tal system, which has no
insurance, of money that


could be used to treat
other children. He said it
would cost Lee Memorial
$20 million annual for in-
surance and noted this is
the first claim the system
has had.
"All the money in the
world is not going to pro-
vide what this child is
going to need," Bennett
said. "Fifteen million, 10
million, 20 million, 50 mil-
lion, it's not going to make
this kid walk."
Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stu-
art, replied that Lee Me-
morial has ample reserves
to cover the claims bill
and that it shouldn't be
Colorado's responsibility
"to take care of a citizen
injured in Florida by a
Florida entity."
"For a hospital to pawn
off their responsibilities
on another state to me is
not the way things should
be done," Negron said.
Roden said Colorado's
Medicaid program doesn't
provide the kind of cus-
tom equipment Aaron
needs. She said the first
thing she will do if the
bill is signed is look into
a school that will provide
him with a more advanced


'computer so he can com-
municate quicker by using
eye movements. She said.
his schooling would cost
$650,000 a year. She's now
home schooling him.
Lance. Block, a lawyer
representing Brody and
Hoffman's parents, said he
believes both bills have a
good chance of final pas-
sage before the legislative
session ends Friday.
As passed by the House,
the bills have a sliding
scale for legal and lobbying
fees capped at $400,000.
The Senate's amendments
keep those limits but
claimants would pay up to
25 percent of each bill's to-
tal award. That could raise
the fees from $270,000 to
$600,000 for the Hoffman
bill and from $400,000 to
nearly $2.7 million for the
Brody bill. Eric Brody's fa-
ther, Chuck Brody, said he
doesn't have a number in
mind but it's more than
$400,000.
"Lance has spent 14
years on this ... devoted 14
years to Eric's cause," the
elder Brody said.
The Senate did not
change a $100,000 fee
limit in Aaron's bill.


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Billy Ray
Fortner


Billy Ray Fortner, 74, of
Graceville went to be with
the Lord, Monday, March
5, 2012 in the comfort of
his home surrounded by
family.
Funeral service will be 11
a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012
at the Chapel of James &
Lipford Funeral Home with
Revs. Raymond O'Quinn
and Jeff Ward officiating.
Burial will follow in Collins
Mill Cemetery with James
& Lipford Funeral Home
directing. Family will re-
ceive friends at the funeral
home Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6
p.m.
Mr. Billy was born in
Rainesville, AL on August
18, 1937. He lived his early
years in Avon Park and
moved to Graceville in
1980. A retired carpenter,
Mr. Billy loved planting
and working in his green-
house.
Preceded in death by his
beloved wife Sarah Bessie
Budd Fortner, parents
Vaniel Edward and Freida
Louise Stockman Fortner;
brother Charles Fortner,
two sisters Geneva Farmer,
Mary Rose Elder, two
grandchildren Tara Batts
and Joani Batts.
Survived by one son,
Johnny Ray Fortner and
wife Candy, Graceville; two
daughters, Freda Louise
Adams, Graceville, Shari
Marie Moffatt and husband
Russell, Two Egg, FL; three
sisters, Virginia Harvey,
Gladys Mae Cox, Avon
Park, FL, Juanita Roper,
Frostproof, FL; five grand-
children, Sarah Batts,
Chrissy Deon, Lacy V.
Adams, Jennifer Fortner,


Retrial
From Page 1A
defendants. The 'govern-
ment lawyers and investi-
gators say, they represent
the United States, but they
trampled on the Constitu-
tion they're sworn to de-
fend," McGregor said.
Espy said McGregor is
considering taking "appro-
priate legal action against
people who may have
wrongfully caused this
action."
Smith, I-Slocomb, said
her primary emotion
was relief following the
verdicts.
"I knew I was innocent,"
she said. "My faith carried
me through this."
Smith attorney Jim Park-
man said he did not intend
to consider any additional
legal action.
"They can do what they
want to do. This issue is
Over for us," Parkinan said.
The verdicts were a sec-
ond stinging defeat for the
U.S. Department of Justice
Public Integrity Unit and
signaled a rejection from
two juries of the govern-
ment's assertion that the
defendants engaged in a
conspiracy to ensure the
passage of pro-gambling
legislation through bribes.
Prosecutors entered the
second trial with a new
team and a new strategy.
Lead prosecutor Justin
Shur was replaced by As-
sistant U.S. Attorney Ken-
dall Day Assistant U.S.
Attorneys Steve Faega and
Louis Franklin, both from
Alabama, did not partici-
pate in the second case.
Prosecutors called only
nine witnesses and played
only 43 recorded conver-
sations over 10 days of
testimony. During the first
trial, 17 witnesses testi-
fied and more than 125 re-
corded conversations were


David Ray Adams; step-
grandchildren, John
Barnes, Jesse Barnes; sev-
enteen great-grandchild-
ren; a host of nieces, neph-
ews, other relatives and
friends.
Expressions of sympathy
can be made at
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Emma G.
Jones

Emma G. Jones, 83, of
Marianna, died Wednes-
day, March 7, 2012, at
Chipola Nursing Center.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel.

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Paul E. Toole

Paul E. Toole, 83, of Ma-
rianna passed away Mon-
day March 5, 2012 at home.
Paul was born in Geneva
County, Ala. on April 16,
1928 to Enoch and Olivia
Toole. He had lived in the
Marianna area for the past
thirty years. He owned and
operated his own construc-
tion company. He also
served in the United States
Navy.
He is survived by his
wife: Brenda "Sissy" Toole
of Marianna; son: Justin
Toole and wife Tanya of
Marianna; three brothers:
Homer Ray Toole of Ma-
rianna, Glen Toole of Com-
pass Lake and Roger Toole
of Vernon; two grandchil-
dren: Skylar and Zoey
Toole of Marianna.
Graveside funeral serv-
ices will be held 1 p.m. Fri-
day March 9, 2012 at Com-
pass Lake cemetery with
Rev. Brandon Griffin offi-
ciating. Obert Funeral
Home of Chipley in charge
of arrangements.

played over seven weeks of
testimony.
Prosecutors relied heav-
ily on the testimony of
former Country Crossing
developer Romnnie Gilley,
, one of the 11 original de-
fendants arrested in Octo-
ber of 2010. Gilley pleaded
guilty in April of 2011 and
agreed to provide testimo-
ny in both trials. Gilley's
time on the stand during
the retrial comprised al-
most half of all testimony
in the case.
Attorneys for each defen-
dant hammered away at
Gilley's credibility. The de-
fendants were granted ac-
cess to recordings of phone
calls Gilley made while in
custody at the Montgom-
ery Municipal Jail and
used them in their cross
examination of Gilley.
The McGregor defense
suggested the prosecution
of the case was politically
motivated. During closing
arguments, Espy ques-
tioned the timing of the
public notice of the inves-
tigation. Members of the
Alabama Statehouse were
made aware of the inves-
tigation the day after the
pro-gambling bill at the
center' of the case passed
the Senate. The bill even-
tually died in the House.
Espy also questioned the
political motivation of the
cooperating witnesses as
well as the motivation of
three legislators who used
recording devices to assist
the investigation. Three of
the original 11 defendants
have pleaded guilty.
Walker, who was sent to


the Country Crossing de-
velopment as a spokesper-
son, said he has no current
plans to become involved
in Alabama politics again.
"I came from a place
where politics were not like
this," Walker said. "This
was politically motivated.
Everyone knows it was."


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In quest to create jobs, some states get creative


The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. In the
quest to create jobs, some states
are getting creative: Nevada
may hold contests to encourage
entrepreneurs. Ohio is giving
control of its liquor profits to a
group of business leaders. And
Washington and Alabama are
"selling" income they don't even
have yet.
More than four years after the
start of the Great Recession,
state lawmakers have few op-
tions left to stimulate economic
activity. With little room for new
spending or tax cuts, several
have turned to more imagina-
tive, sometimes quirky, propos-
als to encourage job growth.
"Jobs, jobs, jobs," is how
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
summed up his agenda. His $15
billion "New York Works" plan is
a version of traditional jobs pro-
grams, but with a twist he calls
"entrepreneurial government."
Instead of handing out gov-
ernment money, the Democrat
plans to extract matching com-
mitments from private com-
panies to rebuild 2,000 miles of
highways and countless bridges
and tunnels. Difficult fiscal
times required a new approach,


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Oct. 28, 2011 photo, Brunilda Garcia of the Bronx, N.Y. plays the
slot machines at the Resorts World Casino in the Queens Borough of New
York,, N.Y. Seeking to increase state revenue, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
proposes to swap land for a global casino developer to build the nation's
largest convention center in the New York City borough of Queens.


he said.
He proposes creating a "Re-
build NY Bank" to use state and
federal money as equity to cre-
ate a pool for investments in
jobs programs or infrastructure
projects.
Those projects will entice busi-
nesses with a new form of con-
tract called "design-build" in
which the company can control
the whole process and reduce
typical estimates by months and


millions of dollars, Cuomo said.
The strategy is "based on fiscal
discipline, real reform and the
exciting area of entrepreneurial
government to lead us to a new
New York," Cuomo said.
The lack of cash comes after
three years of deficits totaling
more than $20 billion.
Cuomo also divided the state
into 10 regions to encour-
age companies and local gov-
ernments to compete for $1


billion in state tax breaks, capital
funding and other aid.
Under his plan, begun last
year, every region must propose
a viable project, such as a medi-
cal technology park or highway
connector needed by a high-
tech company. The project that
would create the most jobs or
other economic activity would
win larger shares of grants that
had previously been vulner-
able to political wheeling and
dealing.
"We can take this state to a
role it's never been before ... to a
level it's never achieved before,"
Cuomo told mayors last week.
The governor also proposes to
swap land for a global casino de-
veloper to build the nation's larg-
est convention center in the New
York City borough of Queens,
while pushing for a state con-
stitutional amendment to allow
private-sector casinos beyond
Indian land.
To fund infrastructure projects
in Washington state, lawmak-
ers are trying to raise money by
selling off future income from
the state lottery and other, more
obscure sources of revenue. The
state has largely maxed out its
bond capacity, and there's no
momentum for new taxes.


"How many moves have we
got left? asked state Democratic
state Rep. Hans Dunshee. "This
seemed like a move that we can
make."
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley
is proposing a similar bonds
program backed by future
federal grants.
Jobs packages are nothing
new, but they've become more
common in the last few years as
lawmakers try to pull their state
economies out of the aftermath
of the recession.
Some states with more se-
cure budgets including those
with surpluses have largely
returned to traditional job-cre-
ating strategies: States with Re-
publican leadership promote
tax breaks while Democrats tend
to seek stimulus spending for
construction.
But the task is more challeng-
ing in places such as Nevada,
where the unemployment rate
still lingers above 12 percent and
budgets have been tight.
A plan released by Republican
Gov. Brian Sandoval adopts tac-
tics more common to the corpo-
rate world: It seeks to cultivate
the state's brand and creates a
small pool of money for loans
and grants.


House GOP may abandon


budget pact with Obama


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Less
than a year after reaching
a budget agreement with
President Barack Obama,
House GOP leaders now
seem likely to walk away
from it under pressure
from tea party-backed
conservatives eager to
show voters they're seri-
ous about shrinking the
government.
Democrats and the White
House are crying foul and
many GOP veterans warn'
it will produce gridlock lat-
er, when the House turns
to spending bills setting
agency budgets for the fis-
cal year that begins Oct. 1.
GOP leaders like Speaker
John Boehner of Ohio were
top architects of last sum-
mer's budget pact, which
traded a $2 trillion-plus
increase in the govern-
ment's borrowing cap for'
a decade's worth of cuts to
agency operating budgets
passed annually by Con-
gress and the promise of
more cuts by a bipartisan
deficit "supercommittee."
But the supercommittee
deadlocked, adding to the
frustration among many
Republicans that they
haven't done enough to
cut spending or curb defi-
cits that still exceed $1 tril-
lion a year. Many Repub-
licans are intent on using
an upcoming debate over
the budget to demonstrate
their bona fides to voters
- especially core conser-
vative supporters they're
counting on to turn out in
large numbers to maintain
the GOP's majority in the
House.
"There is a lot of pent-up
demand from our mem-
bers to show the Ameri-
can people a way forward
to fiscal sanity. We can't
continue to have budget
deficits of over a trillion
dollars a year," Boehner
said Tuesday. "This is not


sustainable. So our mem-
bers want to show the
American people a way
forward, and they will."
At issue is the arcane
way Congress does its an-
nual budget. First comes
a debate on a sweeping
but nonbinding docu-
ment that's called a budget
resolution.
It sets the broad pa-
rameters for follow-up
legislation on spending
and taxes and is seen as a
statement of party prin-
ciples, even though its
broader goals usually go
unimplemented.
The congressional bud-
get sets the annual overall
"cap" on the spending bills
passed by Congress later
each year. Last summer's
hard-fought budget pact
established 10 years' worth
of new, stringent caps, in-
cluding a $1.047 trillion tar-
get for the upcoming 2013
budget year that would ba-
sically freeze or force cuts
in most agencies.
In the eyes of Democrats,
the White House and many
Republicans, a deal's a deal


- the $1.047 trillion agen-
cy spending cap for fiscal
2013 should govern the
upcoming round of spend-
ing bills.
"If House Republicans
cave to their extreme base
and renege on the bipar-
tisan deal we struck less
than a year ago then I
would have a lot bf trou-
ble believing they're ca-
pable of making any new
bipartisan deals anytime
soon," Sen. Patty Murray,
D-Wash., said. "House Re-
publicans are playing with
fire here, and I urge them
to stick to the budget levels
we already agreed to and
not threaten another gov-
ernment shutdown later in
the year."
Reaching agreement
between GOP old-tim-
ers and dozens of tea
party-backed freshman is
proving elusive, however.
Majority Leader Eric Can-
tor, R-Va., is among those
trying to referee the battle
and is slated to meet'with
budget panel Republicans
today in hopes of sparking
a compromise.


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Apple unveils 'newiPad' with sharper screen


The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO Ap-
ple gave the new iPad a
bunch of new features but
no new name.
When it goes on sale
next week in the U.S. and
several other countries, it
will be "the iPad" or per-
haps "the new iPad" not.
"iPad 3" or "iPad HD," as
some had speculated.
The lack of a new name
could cause confusion for
buyers, particularly since
the older model, the "iPad
2," will still be sold.
The new iPad unveiled
Wednesday has, as ex-
pected, a sharper, screen,
driven by a faster process-
ing chip that acts as the
"brains" of the device.
What was more surprising
was that the new features
mean the tablet computer
will be slightly thicker and
heavier than the iPad .2,
because it needs a larg-
er battery to power the
high-resolution screen.
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Apple is keeping the
basic model of the iPad 2
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ping the price to $399.
That could help Apple re-
gain some market share
from cheaper tablets like
Amazon.com Inc.'s $199
Kindle Fire:
The battery life of the
new model remains the


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Davis.sparks Raiders to easy victory


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
Despite early foul trouble for star point
guard Chris Jones, the Northwest Florida
State Raiders had little trouble advancing past
their first round opponent Wednesday in the
FCSAA Men's State Basketball Tournament,
beating Indian River 86-71.
The win advanced the Raiders to today's
semifinal round to face Santa Fe at 1 p.m.
Jones, the 5-foot-10 freshman and likely,
Panhandle Conference Player of the Year,
picked up three fouls in the first three minutes
of the game and had to sit out the rest of the
first half.
He picked up a fourth in the second half and
was limited to just 12 minutes for the game,
scoring six points and dishing two assists.
But 5-foot-9 freshman Kerrell Davis stepped
into the void and delivered a prime time


performance in Jones' absence, finishing with
a team-high 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting and 3
of 4 from three, to go along with seven assists
and seven rebounds.
Davis was one of five Raiders in double fig-
ures, with Neiko Hunter averaging 15 points
and six rebounds, Trency Jackson 14 points
and five rebounds, and Demetrius Moore and
Chad Donley adding 11 and 10 respecti\ely.
The Raiders led 46-36 at halftime despite the
absence of Jones, and extended the lead to as
much as 21 in the second half thanks largely
to stellar defense and some killer 3-point
shooting. Northwest converted 12 of 28 from
long range on the day, with Jackson adding to
Davis' three with three of his own, and Donley
and Hunter each converting two from deep.
Eric Eversley led Indian River with 17 points
and 15 rebounds, with Patrick Diop adding
13, but the two combined to shoot just 6 of 27


from the field.
David Beneby also had 12 points for Indian
River, which shot just 29 percent from the
floor as a team, and turned the ball over 20
times compared to only 14 for the Raiders.
The River pulled to within seven early in
the second half, but back to back 3-pointers
by Hunter and Teraes Clemmons pushed the
lead back out to 56-43 with 13:40 to play, the
second triple coming in transition off of a feed
from Davis.
Davis then added a triple to make it 62-45,
and Jones converted another to make it a 67-
48 Northwest advantage with 8:22 to play.
A 3-pointer by Jackson to make it 75-60 with
2:36 remaining was the final crushing blow to
The River, who had their season ended with
a record of 22-7. The Raiders (27-1) can now
advance to Saturday's title game with a win
over Santa Fe.


CHIPOLA BASIUETBAII




Title dreams dashed


Indians stunned

by Patriots, 52-49

BY DUSTIN KENT
d ertlr.l,.-ridarn corrn
The Chipola Indians saw
their season come to an abrupt
end Wednesday night at the
Milton H. Johnson Health
Center, as they were stunned
52-49 by the Central Florida
Patriots in the first round of
the FCSAA Men's State Basket-
ball Tournament.
Christian Martinez con-
verted a'4-point play with 10.5
seconds to play to put the Pa-
triots up for good and advance
into the semifinals Friday.
Martinez was a one-man
wrecking crew for Central
Florida, knocking down 6 of 9
from long distance and scor-
ing a game high 21 points.
Chipola led 47-42 with just
under three minutes to play,
but Martinez swished his fifth
triple of the night with 2:40 re-
maining to cut the margin to
two.
Point guard Hunter Williams
drained a 3-pointer on Cen-
tral Florida's next possession
to put the Patriots up 48-47,
but the Indians had an answer
with a lefty hook shot from
Kruize Pinkins to go back up
49-48 with 1:29 remaining.
Central Florida's Jordan
Parks was called for a travel
on the ensuing possession to
give the ball back to the Indi-
ans with just over a minute to
play.
But the Indians were unable
to get a basket, and Central
Florida gained possession and
called for a timeout.
The Patriots then ran a play
for to no one's shock -
Martinez, who curled around
a screen at the top of the key
and nailed a 3-pointer from a
couple of feet behind the line.
He was fouled on the play,
and put in the free throw to
take his team from down one
to up three with 10.5 seconds
left in the game.
The Indians called timeout
and got the ball past half-court
before calling another timeout
with 7.2 seconds remaining.
On the ensuing play, the ball
went to Jerel Scott in the right
corner, but Scott was heav-
ily guarded and had to put
up a wild and contested three
that didn't come close as time
expired.


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Chipola's Trantell Knight breaks through the Patriots' defense Wednesday night to try for two points.


Chipola's season ends with a the Patriots, who won despite
record of 23-7, while the 24-7 shooting just 36 percent from
Patriots move on to Friday's the field.
semifinal to take on the win- That's because the Indians
ner of Wednesday's, nightcap were even worse offensively,
between Palm Beach State converting just 16 of 61 from
and Polk State. the field (26 percent), and
Pinkins had 10 points on, making only 2 of 11 from the
5 of 10 shooting to lead the 3-point line.
Indians, with Trantell Knight Two of Chipola's key of-
adding nine. fensive contributors, Tevin
Eugene McCrory added 10 Baskin and Joseph Uchebo,
points and six rebounds for combined to shoot just 2 of 17


from the floor for eight total
points.
The game was tied 23-23 at
the half thanks to an 8-0 spurt
by the Indians to close it out,
with Knight scoring four of the
eight, and Uchebo making two
free throws to tie the game.
Neither team could claim
more than a 3-point lead in
the second half until a basket
by Hall put the Indians up five
with 3:08 remaining..


Santa re
Basketball


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Santa Fe's Kevin Harden goes for
two as the Titans' Marc Davin tries
to block him Wednesday afternoon
during the opening game of the
FCSAA State Basketball Tournament
at Chipola College. Santa Fe won 57-
56.


Saints



hold off



Titans
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
The Santa Fe Saints andSt. Pe-
tersburg Titans got the FCSAA
Men's State Basketball Tourna-
ment under way Wednesday af-
ternoon with a barnburner of a
game, with the Saints holding on
for a 57-56 victory.
With the win, Santa Fe moves
on to Friday's semifinal round
where it will take on the winner
of Wednesday's match-up be-
tween Northwest Florida State
and Indian River at 1 p.m.
Kevin Harden scored 20 points
and grabbed seven rebounds to
lead the Saints on Wednesday,
converting 8 of 18 shots from the
field and 2 of 2 from the 3-point
line.
Roger McCleod added 13
points and seven rebounds for
Santa Fe, with Paul Stone post-
ing 11 points and six boards.
Ernest Wiggins led St. Peters-
burg with 15 points on 6 of 14
shooting, while Kenny Bell-
inger had 14 points and nine
rebounds, but shot just 6 of 21
from the field.
The Titans shot just 31 percent
from the floor as a team, but the
Saints weren't much better at 33
percent.
Santa Fe did enjoy a 51-44

See SAINTS, Page 2B


Cottondale Softbal


Obert's dominant day leads Lady Hornets over GHS


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
Thanks to a late rally and a
monster pitching performance
by junior Kelsey Obert, the Cot-
tondale Lady Hornets pulled off
a dramatic 2-1 district victory
over the Graceville Lady Tigers
on Tuesday night at home.
Obert struck out 18 Graceville
batters in eight innings to get the
win, striking out the side in the
fourth, fifth and eighth innings.
Cottondale jumped ahead with
a run in the first inning when
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Valerie D'Ambrosio reached
on an error, moved to second
on a sacrifice bunt by Cameron
McKinney, stole third and then
scored on a two-out RBI single
by Connor Melvin.
Graceville answered back in
the top of the third when Domi-
nique Robinson reached on an
error and scored on an RBI sac-
rifice fly by Caroline Nichols to
make it 1-1.
That's where the score re-
mained until Cottondale's half
of the eighth, with Haley Boggs


coming up with a one-out single
and moving to second no an er-
rant throw.
Boggs then stole third base
and came home on a ground
ball to second base by Kayla La-
than to end the game in walk off
fashion.
"It was one of the most in-
tense games the girls have ever
played," Lady Hornets coach Di-
anne Wilson said after the game.
"I have known all along that our
girls have the potential, and now
they're starting to play together,


more as a team. Kelsey is im-
proving every day, and some of
the younger players are really
starting to step up at the plate
and produce runs."
Taylor McDaniel started in the
circle and went the whole way
for Graceville, taking the loss
despite pitching very well and
giving up two unearned runs on
nine hits, one walk and seven
strikeouts.
Melvin and Boggs led Cotton-
dale with two hits each.
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today at home against Altha at 1
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MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
The Raiders' Neiko Hunter shoots
for three against Indian River State
College Wednesday afternoon
during the FCSAA State Basketball
Tournament. The Raiders won 86-71.


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Lady Bulldogs rally


for 2nd straight win


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkcnt@jcfloridan.com
The Marianna Lady
Bulldogs picked up their
second consecutive win
Tuesday night at home,
rallying past the Port St.
Joe Lady Sharks to take a
5-4 victory.
Marianna was coming
off of another one-run
home victory last week, a
6-5 win over the Sneads
Lady Pirates.
Tuesday's win lifts the
Lady Bulldogs' record to
4-8 on the season.
The game was tied 2-2
through four innings be-
fore Port St. Joe squeezed
out a run in the top of
the fifth to go ahead. But
Marianna responded with
a three-run bottom of the
frame to surge ahead 5-3,
and then held on thanks
to a scoreless seventh-in-
ning relief appearance by
Mallory Dean.


Breanna Willis started in
the circle and got the vic-
tory for Marianna, going
six innings and surrender-
ing three earned runs on
nine hits and five walks.
Dean came on to fin-
ish the game out in the
seventh, retiring the side
to earn the save, but not
before loading the bases
with a hit and two walks.
Lindsie Eubanks went 1
for 2 with two RBI to lead
the Lady Bulldogs' offense,
/with Whitney Lipford add-
ing a hit and an RBI, and
Linsey Basford a hit and
two runs scored.
Mya Boykin had a hit
and a run, Reagan Oliver
added a hit and Dean had
a run and an RBI.
Taniyah Robinson drew
three walks, stole a base
and scored a run.
Marianna will next travel
to Mosley on Friday for a 6
p.m. game.


MARKb KINNWKtLUKRIUAN
Graceville's Jeremy Fowler pours on the speed as he heads to home plate against Port St.
Joe. The Tigers lost to Wewahitchka 3-2 on Tuesday night in Wewahitchka.


Saints
From Page 1B
rebounding advantage,
though the game was
mostly even, as the teams


exchanged leads on nine
different occasions.
The Saints jumped out
to a 35-27 lead at halftime
and extended it to.11 with
a 3-pointer at the start of
the second half.


But the Titans rallied
after that and outscored
Santa Fe 29-22 after
halftime.
However, the Suncoast
Conference champion's
season still came to an end


with a final record of 20-8.
Sante Fe (26-4), the
runner-up in the Mid-
Florida Conference, will
play Friday for a spot
in Saturday's 6 p.m.
championship game.


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ACROSS
1 Hero's
journey
6 Got
threadbare
10 Made tea
12 White
water
14 "Peanuts"
do
15 Schedule
16 Land,
as a fish
(2 wds.)
18 Workout
site
19 Wall
climber
21 Unlucky
time
23 Canine
warning
24 U.S. Army
rank
26 Plows into
29 Year-end
tune
31 Tierra
Fuego
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35Johnnycake
36- Lanka
37 Hangs
outside
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plateau
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43 Boarded
up


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network
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noises
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in soul
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58Walk'the
beat
59 Make
possible
60 Fluctuate
(hyph.)
61 Sci-fi gofer
DOWN
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dispenser
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wanted
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4 Bound by
oath
5 Some
tents
6 German
composer
7 Unfold, to
a poet
8 Jewelry
box item
9 Whirlpool
11 Change
hair color
12 Surprise
attack


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bar owner
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read and
write
19Racecar
sound
20 Papas or
Dunne
22 Long story
23 Economic
ind.
25 Mdse.
27 Water
conduits
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dog
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32 Fleur- de- -
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sound


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Asia range
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51 Malt
beverage
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55Cable
network
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name
57 Jarrett
of
NASCAR


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Dear Annie: I've been asked to be the
maid-of-honor for a friend. I was plan-
ning to throw a bridal shower with 10 to
15 guests at my apartment. The other
day, my friend informed me that she
wants to invite 65 guests and, since my
apartment is too small for that crowd,
said I should host it at a local restaurant.
I checked with the venue, and it is way
too pricey for my budget. Even if I in-
volve the other two bridesmaids, this will
be more than I can afford.
Are there rules when it comes to bridal
shower guest lists? I dop't want to lose
her friendship, but combined with the
expense of the dress, shoes, hair and
bachelorette party, I may need to take
out a loan. How can I handle this?
SOON TO BE POOR
MAID OF HONOR

Dear Maid: The bride is allowed to give
you the guest list, but she must keep to
the hostess's limit. When you told her you




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contract, removing dummy's entry before
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played? Since there is only one entry out.
diamonds, the correct technique is to duck
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PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) When you're permit-
ted to establish your own
agenda, you'll function at
your best.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- Adopting a negative at-
titude will only make dis-
ruptive matters worse than
they already are.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
- Getting involved in petty
politics with someone who
is adroit in that kind of
game- playing is not a wise
thing to do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Whatever you do, don't
let your ego or temper
cause you to challenge
someone who could have
an influence over your
work or career. It might be
one match you can't win.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
- Getting in the last word
shouldn't be important to
you if it results in the pos-
sibility of jeopardizing a
valued friendship. It would
turn out to be a win that
would mean a big loss.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -
Be on guard so that some-
one in trouble doesn't ma-
neuver you into a position
where you would be held
accountable for his or her.
mistake.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- If you do something that
goes against your better
judgment, you. could end
up paying dearly for the
consequences of this folly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.23)-
It's not that you won't have
drive, but it's more likely
that you will be tempted to
take on something that ex-
ceeds your limitations.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.22)
- It won't add any luster to
your image if you deliber-
ately do things that buck
the will of the majority. ,
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) Limit the discus-
sion of family problems to
the participants only.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Gauge your audi-
ence well so that you don't
inadvertently introduce a
topic about which you feel
strongly to someone who
holds an equally strong op-
posing opinion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) If you leave some-
thing you value lying about
in plain sight, it's likely to
tempt someone with sticky
fingers.


would give a shower for 15 people, she
should have kept the guest list at 15. It is
inconsiderate of a bride to force anyone
to shell out more than they can afford for
a shower. We recommend you tell her "so
sorry," this isn't in your budget, and you
will have to decline as hostess, but that
you would be happy to give a smaller
event in your apartment for 15 guests. We
don't care if it's her wedding. It doesn't
entitle her to become Bridezilla.

Dear Annie: Your response to "Stuck
in the Middle" was spot on. It's never
too early to learn good fiscal behavior.
America's Credit Unions sponsors a.pub-
lic television series called "Biz Kid$" that
teaches young people the importance of
good money management and business
skills they can use for life. With a website
of resources, "Biz Kid$" teaches kids that
being fiscally responsible can be fun.
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PRODUCER


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Florida Department ofAgriculture and Consumer Services
CO. MsisoNEr ADAu H. PUTNA
Recall: HP models 1040 and 1050
fax machines
The Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, the U.S. Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission, and Hewlett-Packard
Co., of Palo Alto, Calif., have announced the
recall of about 928,000 HP models 1040 and
1050 fax machines. The fax machines can
overheat due to an internal electrical compo-
nent failure, posing fire and burn hazards.
Hewlett-Packard is aware of seven reports of
fax machines overheating and catching fire,
resulting in property damage, including one
instance of significant property damage and
one instance of a minor burn injury to a con-
sumer's finger. Six incidents were reported in
the U.S. and one in Canada.
The HP logo and the model number are print-
ed on the front of the fax machine. The fax
machines are dark gray and measure about
11 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide.
The recalled fax machines were manufac-
tured in China and sold at electronics, com-
puter and camera stores nationwide; and on-
line at www.shopping.hp.com and other
websites from November 2004 through De-
cember 2011 for between $90 and $120. Some
of the recalled fax machines were replace-
ment units for a previous recall involving HP
fax model 1010 in June 2008.
Consumers should immediately stop using
the recalled fax machines, disconnect them
from the electrical outlet and contact HP for
a rebate on the purchase of an authorized re-
placement HP fax machine or a partial rebate
of certain HP ink jet printers.
Call (888) 654-9296 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's
web site at www.hp.com/go/faxrecall/US-en.
Number: CW 1078
Date: March 8, 2012
Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services


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Rims: Dodge Dakota set (4) stock 6 lug, 15"
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1/F $350. & 2/M $300. each
Born 2/3/12, ready 3/16/12
Tails docked, dew claw
removed, wormed female
red/males buff and white.
Call 334-798-1578 or 334-798-0656
Brittany Spaniel Puppies AKC, Champion
Bloodline Orange and White (4) Girls and (4)
Boys CH. Nolan's Last Bulet Bloodline $375.
Ready Date 3/19/2012. Phone 229-724-8839
Dachshund puppies. CKC registered.
1st shots. 2 males and 2 females. $150.
Call 334-692-3662.
Doberman Puppies For Sale
2/F & 5/M, 1 red M, 2 black F, 4 black M. 6wks
old, S&W, tails docked, parents onsite. $350.
Call 334-266-5914
V Easter Babies Are Here V
Yorkie-Poos $300. Chorkies Male $150.
Shih-Pom $300. Now Taking deposits on
Chorkies. $300. Call 334-718-4886.
FREE: 1 yr. old female Choc. Lab, loving good
w/ kids & other dogs. 850-592-7299.
Maltese AKC Pups!
Will be small. S/W,
M & F. Ready March
14th! Will Deliver!
Now Taking deposits.
Call 334-703-2500
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MOVING: Old English Bulldog male 2 yrs. old.
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Puppies for Sale AKC Toy Poodles- Males $300.
Female $400. also Shih-poos Males $250 or
females $350. Home raised and Paper trained.
Call 334-794-2854.
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product with excellent customer service.
Ice River Springs now operates eight plants
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dedicated to the community in
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We currently have the following position
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Cadillac '94 Seville, 4-door, new motor, good
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cond. $6,500 negotiable.
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Harley '98 Heritage Softtail Red, 31K Mi. New
Tires, New Brakes, Real Good Condition $8500
850-526-1414


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XL 1500 AWD: black with
black leather interior,
fully loaded with all
options, 48k miles.
Must Sell!! $38,950. OBO Call 334-790-0511


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Chevrolet '86 Pickup, longwheel base
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Notice of Meeting
On Tuesday, March 13, at 9 AM, the Jackson
County Board of County Commissioners will
hold its regular meeting at 2864 Madison
Street, Marianna, Florida.
in accordance with the Americans with Disabil-
ities Act, persons needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this meeting should con-
tact the Administrator's assistant no later than
5 days prior to the meeting. The Administra-
tor's assistant may be contacted at 2864 Madi-
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Sneads Softball


Brock's pitching leads to



Sneads' first district defeat


BYDUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
The Sneads Lady Pirates
suffered their first district
loss of the season Tuesday
night, as they fell victim to
an outstanding pitching
effort by Vernon's Heather
Brock.
Brock dealt the Lady Pi-
rates their first shutout
loss in three seasons, lim-
.iting the powerful Sneads
lineup to just four hits,
while striking out eight.
The loss dropped Sneads
to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in
District 3-1A competition.
"I thought (Brock)
pitched outstanding,"
Lady Pirates coach Kel-
vin Johnson said after the
game.
"She threw it pretty hard
and just kept us off bal-
ance most of the night. We
could never get the big hit
we needed. She pitched
well enough to beat us."
Sneads starter Amber
Avriett was pretty good
herself, allowing just three
total hits and three walks,
and struck out six.
"Amber pitched great,"
Johnson said. "To only


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Sneads' Cambraige Chason gets a hit against the Lady Bulldogs
on Friday night.


give up two runs, you'll
take that any day against
whoever you play. Our of-
fense just got shut down.


We did a bad job of execut-
ing. There were a couple of
innings where we had first
and second with no outs,


but we couldn't get bunts
down and move people
over. We've got to execute
better if we're going to win
the close games."
Cambraige Chason had
two hits to lead the Lady
Pirates, with Brooke Wil-
liams and Alaynah Weiss
adding the other two. Ver-
non scored a run in the
first and another in the
second both unearned
- taking advantage of
Sneads defensive miscues
each time. .
It was the second time
Sneads and Vernon played
this season, with the Lady
Pirates taking a 9-5 home
victory on Feb. 16.
Sneads stays in district
to finish the week, host-
ing Ponce De Leon tonight
and Graceville on Friday.
"We're still in a good situ-
ation in the district; we've
just got to do a little bet-
ter job of not striking out,"
Johnson said. "We never
really put much pressure
on (Vernon's) defense. We
just need to bounce back
and get some wins this
week."


Sports Briefs


High School Softball Soccer Registration


Thursday Ponce De
Leon at Sneads, 4 and 6
p.m.; Altha at Cottondale,
1 and 3 p.m.
Friday Graceville
at Sneads, 4 and 6 p.m.;
Marianna at Mosley, 4 and
6 p.m.; Malone at Paxton,
5 p.m.

High School Baseball
Thursday Graceville
at Sneads, 4 and 6 p.m.
Friday-AlthaatSneads,
4 and 6 p.m.; Marianna
at Pensacola Catholic, 7
p.m.; Malone at Paxton, 5
p.m.

Chipola Baseball
Chipola will travel to
Monroeville, Ala., today to
play Alabama Southern.

Chipola Softball
The Lady Indians will re-
turn home Friday to take
on Georgia Perimeter in
a doubleheader at 2 p.rh.,
and 4 p.m., and will then
travel to Cochran, Ga., on
Saturday for two games
with Middle Georgia.


Marianna Recreation
Department will offer a
spring soccer league for
boys and girls ages 5-14.
Registration will be held
through March 23 from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Educational and
Recreational Expo located
at 3625 Caverns Road in
Marianna, or at City Hall.
Registration fee for soc-
cer is $30 for participants
who live inside the city
limits of Marianna and $45
for those outside. the city.
The fee must be paid with
check or money order;
no cash will be accepted.
Make checks payable to
MERE. All participants
must bring a copy of their
birth certificate.
For more information,
call the Marianna Rec-
reation Department at
850-482-6228.

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


National Football League


Bidding begins for Peyton's next place


The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS Sent
packing by his only NFL
team, one he transformed
from afterthought to Super
Bowl champion, Peyton
Manning said goodbye to
the .Indianapolis Colts with
a shaky voice and tear-
filled eyes, then got- ready
to find a new place to play
quarterback.
At a podium alongside
owner Jim Irsay, who cut
the injured star Wednesday
rather than pay a whop-
ping $28 million bonus due
this week, Manning was
by turns wistful, nostalgic
he got choked up while,
praising the Colts' equip-
ment managers and
forward-looking.
The only four-time MVP
in NFL history now figures
to become as coveted a
free agent as the league has
ever seen, assuming he can
assuage any lingering con-
cerns about the series of
neck operations that forced
him to miss all of 2011. Ari-
zona, Miami, Seattle, Ten-
nessee, Washington and
the New York Jets all have
been rumored as possible
destinations; Manning's
former offensive coordi-
nator in Indianapolis, Tom
Moore, worked for the Jets
as a consultant last season.
"Nobody loves their job
more than I do. Nobody
loves playing quarterback
more than I do. I still want
to play. But there is no other
team I wanted to play for,"
said Manning, who turns
36 this month.
Still, he acknowledged:
"We all know that nothing
lasts forever. Times change,
circumstances change, and
that's the reality of playing
in the NFL."
Another reality: Manning
should command plenty
of offers on the open mar-
ket. It's not very often that
teams get a crack at a QB
who's thrown for more than
50,000 yards and nearly 400
touchdowns, been picked
for 11 Pro Bowls, and been
a Super Bowl MVP Man-
ning's importance to the
Colts' success was never
more apparent than last
season, when their record
plummeted to 2-14 with-
out him.
Reports of other clubs'
interest began emerging a
while back, and they'll only
intensify now. Because he
was released and went on
the waiver wire Wednes-
day, Manning is allowed
to negotiate and sign with
any club immediately; he
does not need to wait until
the free-agent period that
Begins next Tuesday.
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"I'm throwing it pretty
well. I've still got some
work to do;
I've got some
progress to
make," Man-
ning said.
"lBut I've
come a long
Manning way. I've re-
ally worked
hard. I can't tell you the
hours and
the time I've
put in."
Reaction
poured into
Twitter feeds
from all
Isray around the
sports world
- not merely from NFL
players publicly lobbying
for their teams to sign
Manning. Dwyane Wade
of the NBA's Miami Heat
urged Manning t6 head to
that city's Dolphins, while
tennis' Andy Roddick, the
2003 U.S. Open champion,
.


observed: "The colts cutting
Peyton feels like the north
pole kicking out Santa."
That's about right. The
stark first sentence of the
official team statement
read: "The Indianapolis
Colts today released quar-
terback Peyton Manning."
Even if the news first
leaked out Tuesday and
had been anticipated for
weeks, if not months it
was odd to see those words
written about a player
so synonymous with the
horseshoe helmet that Ir-
say said Manning's No. 18
will never again be worn by
a Colts player.
Fans of various teams
can start imagining what
Manning might look like
in their colors. Picture Joe
Montana heading from
the 49ers to the Chiefs or
Emmitt Smith switching
from the Cowboys to the
Cardinals.
"For those of us who
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are so used to him being
there day in and day out, it
would be a little like (Yan-
kees captain) Derek Jeter
changing teams. He really
is that iconic guy that rep-
resents the franchise. It's a
hackneyed phrase, but he
truly is the face of the fran-
chise, and has been," said
former Colts vice chairman
Bill' Polian, who drafted
Manning out of Tennessee
with the No. 1 overall pick.


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