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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: 05/24/2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Man accused of stalking, threatening
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Woman reports
threatening texts;
transporting officer
threatened as well

From staff reports
A Marianna man is accused of
aggravated stalking and threat-
ening a public servant, those


charges related to incidents
alleged to have occurred last
Sunday.
Frank Anthony
.. Collins was arrest-
ed after a woman
reported receiv-
ing threatening
text messages
Collins from him on her
cellphone.
The alleged victim said Collins


made statements that he was
going to shoot her in the head,
and that he was going to shoot
her two children in the head at
school the following Monday.
Collins, who lives in walking dis-
tance of the children's school,
was taken into custody and his
cellphonewae -.eized ,
As a deputy transported him
to the Jackson County Jail, Col-
lins asked for his cellphone,


authorities report. When he
was told that it was being held
for evidence, Collins allegedly
looked at the deputy, asked his
name, and then said "I'm Frank
Collins. I'll get out and I'll find
you and (threatening expletive
and. racial epithet against the
deputy)."
The deputy stated in his com-
plaint that he felt Collins "is a
viable threat to my safety as a


SUMM ERE rDING



New program for kids


MARK bKINNLR/tLULIUAN
Graceville Elementary School teacher Rhonda Kanes helps second-graders Caleb Gilbert (left) and Emma Grace Smith with a math assignment
Tuesday as some students who finished their work read in the background.


Select K-second-

grade students

taking classes
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Idelgado@jcfloridan.com
The Jackson County School District will
offer summer classes for select kinder-
garten through second-grade students
struggling with reading.


"You cannot wait until thirdgrade.
We want to get them early and boost
those skils'for those struggling
readers."
Cheryl McDaniel,
director

Each school will identify students hav-
ing trouble with reading and contact par-
ents. It will not be unlimited enrollment.
About 40 students will be able to take the
classes, said Cheryl McDaniel,.the direc-


tor of elementary and early childhood
education for the district.
The program will be free and trans-
portation will be provided to students
if needed. The classes will take place at
Riverside Elementary School from June
6-27. Extra Title I funds made this pro-
gram possible.
Third-graders who. score poorly on the
reading FCAT are held back or take read-
ing remediation summer classes. The dis-
trict wants to be proactive by identifying
See READING, Page 9A


law enforcement officer and
my immediate family." Collins
was charged with threatening
a public servant in relation to
his encounter with the deputy,
and with aggravated stalking
in relation to the cellphone
allegations.
His bond was set at $20,000,
and he remained in the
county jail as of late Tuesday
morning.

TDC


Fuqua


named


executive


director

BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

Pam Fuqua was officially
named Executive Director of the
Tourist Development Council
Tuesday night, Jackson County
Commissioners approving the
hire as recommended by the
TDC board.
See FUQUA, Page 9A

Meth Charges


Marianna


man gets


arrested
From staff reports
A Marianna man was arrested
by a drug task force investigator
after a plastic bottle of an active
alleged meth cook was found in
.-- his pants.
N Johh Barfield


Barfield
paraphernalia


was charged with
the manufacture
of a controlled
substance, posses-
sion of metham-
phetamine, and
possession of drug
a.
See METH, Page 9A


Malone School starting


gang resistance program '


BY LAUREN DELGADO
Idelgado@jcfloridan.com

A program aiming to dis-
suade middle school and
elementary school stu-
dents from joining gangs
and participating in other
delinquent behavior will
be tried out this fall in fifth-
and sixth-grade classes at.
Malone School.
The Jackson County
School Board spoke of
> CLASSIFIEDS...7-9B >1


expanding the Gang Re-
sistance Education and
Training or G.R.E.A.T. pro-
gram to other classes and
schools after seeing how it
works at Malone School.
The middle school cur-
riculum consists of 13 les-
sons outlining ways for
students to avoid turning
peer pressure into bad be-
havior and to establish a
relationship between the
students and law enforce-
ENTERTAINMENT...6B. LOC


ment. At Malone School, AI*1 | YS AM
the classes will be taught .
by School Resource Officer
and Jackson County Sher-
iff's Deputy Andy Roedel, '
who initially approached .
Malone Principal Doug
Powell.
,Middle school students
are trying to find a group
to fit in, a family of sorts, -...
Powell said. This program -
See GANG, Page 9A A new gang resistance program will be starting at Malone School this fall.


:AL...3A, 5A, 10A


> OBITUARIES...9A


) OPINION...4A


) SPORTS...1-5B, 10B


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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
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HOWTO GETYOUR
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news of gerieral interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
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right to edit all'submissions.
GETTING IT RIGHT
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is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


Conmunitm y Calendtar


TODAY
) Food Distribution'- Eldercare Services will give
out USDA and Brown Bag food, 8a.m. at 4297 Lid-
don St. in Marianna. Malone City H jli wil ajlio give
out USDA food.
n Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
) Job Club 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Learn job seeking/retention skills.
Call 526-0139.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna,
) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Finance
Committee and Board Meetings 5 p.m. in the
hospital classroom.
Baccalaureate Service 6 p.m. in the Sneads
High School Gym, honoring the SHS Class of 2012.
) Baccalaureate Service 6 p.m. at The Baptist
College of Florida, honoring the Graceville High
School Class-of 2012.
a Baccalaureate Service -7 p.m. at Cottondale
First Assembly of God, honoringthe Cottondale
High School Class of 2012:

THURSDAY, MAY 24
Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida Inc.
Board/Advisory Council Meeting 10:30 a.m.
EDT at 2414 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. Public
welcome. Call 1-866-467-4624.
) Garden Gala Committee Meeting Noon at
Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, in
Marianna. Lunch provided. Volunteers needed for
the June 9.event. Call 482-8520 or 209-0221.
) Orientation 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Register for free job placement
and computer training; learn about services. Call
526-0139.
a Free Workshops Employ Florida Market Place,
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and Resume, 3 to 4 p.m. at the
One-Stop Center, 4636 US 90 East, Suite E, Mari-
anna. Call 718-0326.
) Jackson County Public Library Advisory
Board Meeting 3 p.m. in the County Commis-
sion building conference room, 2864 Madison St. in
Marianna. Call 482-9631.
) Free Yoga Class 5:30 p.m.at Chipola Fitness
Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna. Mat provid-
ed. Part of 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, MAY 25
) Memorial Day Observance 9 to 10 a.m. at 4
4970 Highway'90 in Marianna. VFW Ted Walt Post
12046 invites the public to join Marianna Commu-
Snity Based Outpatient Clinic in remembering fallen
veterans.
) North Bay Clan, Lower Muscogee Creek Indian
Pow Wow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25-27 at 1560
Lonnie Road, just off Highway 77 between Chipley
and Wausau. Tere will be drumming, dancing,
crafts, food, fry bread, demonstrators of Native
American crafts and donation tickets for an HDTV.
Admission and parking are free. Primitive camping.
available.
n Hope School Pre-K Graduation 10 a.m. in the
- Jhpe Si.li,.,l Cafeteria, 2031 Hope School Drive,
blainna : .all 482-9616.
Women's Health Luncheon Noon in the
community room of the Hudnall Building at Jackson
Hospital, 4230 Hospital Drive, Marianna, in honor
of Stroke Awareness Month. Flowers Hospital EMS
Coordinator Eddie Clifton will present, "Explain-
ing Stroke 101," and Dr. Murray Baker of Jackson
Hospital will discuss ER:services provided in.the
event of a stroke. A sI.al lunch will be served. For
reservations call 718-2884.
n Free Workshop: Spanish 3 to 4 p.m. at the
One-Stop Center, 4636 US 90 East, Suite E, Mari-
anna. Call 718-0326.
) Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m.,
meet near the floral department of Winn-Dixie
. in Marianna. Single seniors age 50 and older are
encouraged to get acquainted, form friendships.
Games, food, prizes anr a guest speaker are
planned. No charge; deations accepted (proceeds
fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's Gathering
Place Foundation). Call 526-4561.
) 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, 29Q1 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY, MAY 26
n Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
) Free Yoga/Pilates Class 8:30 a.m. at Chipola
Fitness Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna.


Mat provided. Part of the Jackson County Health
Department's "Closing the Gap" program. Call
482-6221.
n North Bay Clan, Lower Muscogee Creek Indian
Pow Wow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25-27 at 1560
Lonnie Road, just off Highway 77 between Chipley
and Wausau. There will be drumming, dancing,
crafts, food, fry bread, demonstrators of Native
American crafts and donation tickets for an HDTV.
Admission and parking are free. Primitive camping
available.
A 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 27
n North Bay Clan, Lower Muscogee Creek Indian
Pow Wow 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25-27 at 1560
Lonnie Road, just off Highway 77 between Chipley.
and Wausau. There will be drummingdancing,
crafts, food, fry bread, demonstrators of Native
American crafts and donation tickets for an HDTV.
Admission and parking are free. Prinmitite camping
available.
) Memorial Day Celebration Greenwood
Baptist Church, 4156 Bryan St. in Greenwood,
celebrates Memorial Day with a flag ceremony at
noon then a free fish fry, all following 9:30 a.m. -
Sunday school and 10:45 a.m. morning worship.
Call 594-3883.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking.

MONDAY, MAY 28
a Memorial Day Ceremony 8 a.m. on the north
lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in down-
town Marianna. Disabled American Veterans, Buf-
falo Soldiers, Sneads American Legion, Marianna
VFWand more will participate. Guest speaker: 1st
Lt. Bobby Davis, Commander, 144th Transportation
Company, Army National Guard.
) Orientation 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Marianna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
Highway 90 in Marianna. Register for free job place-
ment and computer training; learn about services.
Call 526-0139.

TUESDAY, MAY 29
n Marianna City Farmers' Market -'Open at 7
a.m. in 'adison Street Park.
) Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
482-5028.


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.


Police Roundup


MARIANNA POLICE
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for May 21, the latest
available report: One accident
with no injury, two highway ob-
structions, one burglar alarm,
41 traffic stops, one juvenile
complaint, one assault, one
assist of another agency, four
public service calls'and one
patrol request.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
v The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents


for May 21, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf
., i of Graceville
S:''--" and Cottondale
SiRME police depart-
z.7.- ments): One
hospice death,
one stolen vehicle, two aban-
doned vehicles, two suspicious
vehicles, three suspicious
incidents, one burglary, one
physical disturbance, two ver-
bal disturbances, one prowler,
one woodland fire call, one
commercial structure fire call,
17 medical calls, one burglar
alarm, eight traffic stops, three


larceny complaints, one tres-
pass complaint, two juvenile
complaints, two animal com-
plaints, three fraud complaints,
one assist of a motorist or pe-
destrian, one assist of another
agency, five public service calls,
one criminal registration, two
threat/harassment complaints
and two reports of possible
counterfeit money.

JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest available report-
ing period.


) Frank Collins, 26, 2823
Booker St., Marianna, aggra-
vated stalking, threatening a
public servant.
) Robert Swearingen, 26, 9118
Sandra Grace Road, Panama
City, possession of metham-
phetamine, possession of
Clonazepam.
) Rafarero Collins, 32, 3615
South Court St., Montgom-
ery, Ala., driving while license
suspended/revoked.

JAIL POPULATION: 243

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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SUBMITTED PHOTO
From left, (front row) BCF President Dr. Thomas Kinchen, Michael Orr, Kelly Johnson, Stephanie Whipple, Jamie Webb, Susanne
Lossing, Hannah Howington, Abby Kline, Katherine Butts, Deeanna Sardina, April.Phillips, Kayla Buchanan, Amanda Rachel
Lauen, Heather Larson, Celia Bass, Hannah Johnson, Carolyn Holmes, Stephanie Orr,JBrittany Thompson, Chelsea Whatley,
April Lee, Patricia Ayala (Marshal) Brandon Bristow and Dr. R.C. Hammack (Senior.Vice President); (middle row) Timothy Burdin
(Marshal) Christopher Shearer, Todd Larson, Johnny Frambo, Kyle Vorobok, Affrey Scott Hagan II, Nicholas Swarthout, Kirt
Douglas Lee, Jason Bo Hamilton, Christopher Pruitt, Matthew Williams, MAfon LeCroix, Bryan Phillips, Matthew Bennett,
James Powell, Michael Herrera, Curtis Catrett, William Caleb Sears, Eric Most and Gerald.Kirby; and (back row) David Ellis, Joe
Ragsdale, Daniel Cunningham, Brian Cason, Tyler Hildebran, Eric Davis, Richard Denson, Stephen Blitch, Philip Horvath, Aaron
Jacob Chilton, Chasen Faulk, Brennen Denson, Jeffrey Take II, Brandon Ellis, Antonio Wright, Michael Hogeland, Andrew Saludez
and Christopher Grafton.



Historic graduation held at BCF


Special to the Floridan

Black caps and flowing
gowns filled The Baptist
College of Florida Assem-
bly Center on Friday, May
11, marking a historic day
in the life of the college.
Sixty-five seniors earned
their diplomas which in-
cluded the first master's
recipient, the Rev. Michael
Orr, Senior Pastor at First
Baptist Church in Chipley;
the first Business Leader-
ship graduates: Celia Bass,
Katie Butts, Rachel Lauen
and Chris Shearer; three
husbands who graduated
with their wives: Todd and
Heather Larson; Bryan and
April Phillips, and Michael
and Stephanie Orr; a set
of brothers: Brennen ahd
Richard Denson; and the
BCF Registrar, Stephanie
Orr.
The excited graduates
marched into the building
as the BCF Brass Ensem-
ble, under the direction of
Professor Ron Branning,
played the traditional
processional, "Pomp and
Circumstance." The com-
mencement service of-
ficially began with the
invocation led by BCF
Vice President for Devel-
opment, the Rev. Charles
Parker, followed by Mu-
sic and Worship Division
Chair Bill Davis leading
the congregation in hymn
favorite "Holy, Holy, Holy."
BCF President Thomas A.
Kinchen welcomed guests
and recognized, family
members of the graduat-
ing class. Noting BCF's
70th session, which will
begin in the fall, Kinchen
mentioned that Senior
Vice President R. C. Ham-
mack has attended 68
graduations at The Baptist


College of Florida and Pro-
fessor Burns has attended
66. Adding to the list of
historic events, the Wom-
en's Ensemble and Male
Chorale merged for the
first time during a gradu-
ation service to provide
the special music, entitled
"The Mind of Christ," led
by Professor Buford Cox.
Kinchen addressed the
graduating class with a
powerful message from the
desert, calling graduates to
look back at where they've
been, look deep into God's
word for instructions and
have no fear.
Referencing the first
chapter of the book of
Joshua after Moses died
and it was time for Joshua
to lead, Kinchen charged
graduates to "Be strong
and courageous, be very
courageous. Do not be
afraid, God is with you
wherever you go. Be strong
and courageous."
Following the recom-
mendation by the senior
vice president, registrar
and approval by the fac-
ulty, Kinchen conferred
degrees on the graduating
class and instructed them
to move their tassel. Davis
led the congregation in
singing the College Hymn,
"Tell Me the Story of Je-
sus," and the benediction
was offered by BCF's first
master's graduate Michael
Orr.
With a myriad of plans
for the future, the 2012 May
graduating class exited in a
flurry during the recession-
al by the brass ensemble.
Family and friends quickly
joined graduates outside
around the courtyard of-
fering congratulations and
documenting the historic
event with photographs.


Brothers Brennen and Richard Denson graduate from The
Baptist College of Florida during the May ceremony.


Marriage, Divorce

Report


Special to the Floridan

The following marriages
and divorces were record-
ed May 14-18 in Jackson
County:
Marriages
) Susan May Hig-
gins and Clifton Charles
Thomas.
) James Thomas Clay-
brone and Doris Mae.
Dickens.
) Ralph Jiro Douglas
and Lola Mae Hogans.
) Derek Joseph Alday
and Mallory Lynn House.
) Ronnette Cruse and
Danny Shawn Tye.
) CathyJenkins Gravette
and David Wayne Walters.


) Savannah Lynn Sturdi-
vant and William Michael
Walden.
Divorces
S)Lillie Lovett vs. Eddie
Howard Lovett.
) Nichol Powell vs. Ver-
non Powell.
a William Ace Glenn vs.
Casey Marie Glenn.
Doris Mae Hardin vs.
Ronnie James Hardin.
) Towanna Capeheart
vs. Auria Capeheart.
S)Whitney Elizabeth
Ware vs. Tyrone Isaac
Ware.
) Virgil L. Johnson vs.
Shirley H. Johnson.
) Travis James Baxter vs.
Jennmfer Lynn Baxter.


GAS WATCH
Gas prices are going up. Here are
the least expensive places to buy
gas in Jackson County, as of
Tuesday afternoon.

1. $3.41, McCoy's Food Mart,
Jefferson Street, Marianna
2. $3.43, Mobil Food Mart,
Jefferson Street, Marianna
3. $3.46, Murphy Oil, Highway
71 South, Marianna,
4. $3.46, Pilot, Highway 71,
Marianna
5. $3.46 Travel Center, Highway
71 South, Marianna
6. $3.49, Greens BP, Highway
71, Marianna
7. $3.49, BP-Steel City,
Highway 231 South, Alford
8. $3.49, BP Station, Highway
231 South, Campbellton

If you see a lower price,
contact the Floridan newsroom
at editorial@jcfloridah.com.


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right this time

On Monday, just days after the FCAT writing fias-
co that forced state education officials to grade
the fest on a curve so that almost three-fourths
of students who took the exam wouldn't flunk it, Tal-
lahassee launched a,public relations extravaganza. -
The Florida Department of Education rolled out the
FCAT 2:0 Call Center for parents to call with questions.
(The toll-free line is 866-507-1109). It also created an
email address for parents to contact state education
officials, along with a "Path to Success" website.
"The purpose of this effort is to help parents under-
stand Florida's assessment and accountability system,
increased standards, and how these changes will help
prepare our K-12 students for college, career and life,"
the DOE said.
About time.
After more than a decade of reforms, Florida has
built nationally recognized accountability measures
that cross party lines. But under Gov. Rick Scott, the
state DOE has made assumptions about reforms that
actually run counter to everything educators know
about raising standards.
In rushing through reforms, the state hasn't put into
place the kind of support system students need to meet
the higher bar. Kids who have no books or a computer
at home, who are learning English as a second lan-
guage, who have learning disabilities that require more
time for test-taking or disabilities so severe that they
should not be included in FCAT results that later are
used to judge teachers and schools and even.homes'
property values, have been put on the FCAT fast-train
without a crash helmet.
Sure enough, theywere crashing last week as the state
rushed to change the grading requirements for the
FCAT writing exam after results showed a majority of
students required to take the test in fourth, eighth and
10th grades were missing the mark.
Roberto "Bob" Martinez, a Miami attorney who
serves on' the state Board of Education, noted in a May
15 email to his board colleagues and state Education
Commissioner Gerard Robinson: "We need to treat the
accountability system as something precious and.
calibrate it periodically with precision tools, always
raising the bar over time ambitiously, but always
prudently. We cannot make too many changes too fast
or raise the bar too high, too soon. If we do so, many
students will not be able to reach the first rung to climb
.higher and the drastic changes will unnecessarily
stress the system causing a backlash on the entire
accountability system."
Mr. Martinez uses research and facts and not ideology
to steer to a solution. He recommends maintaining the
tougher requirements on the writing test while slowing
down the grading rubric to give students time over, say,
five years, to catch up. Not the kind of time that's based
on wishful thinking but on "careful deliberation and
with adequate input from all stakeholders," he noted.
But even when "stakeholders" are invited to give their
input, as teachers, parents and civil rights activists who
have challenged the state over its requirements for stu-
dents with disabilities or those learning English, their
recommendations have been ignored.
Now the DOE is facing a backlash from Republicans.
House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and U.S.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a former principal of a bi-
lingual elementary school, have weighed in, asking the
state board to follow the advice of thd English Language
Learners task force. State Sen. Rend Garcia, chairman of
the Hispanic Legislative Caucus, issued a similar warn-
ing to Commissioner Robinson: "Bynot including any
of the recommendations of the task force, your
actions will severely impact the positive trend in
student achievement."
This summer, Mr. Robinson needs to work on getting
it right.
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Dead men tell no tales,




but can still vote in Florida


BY STEVEN KURLANDER
Florida Voices
In Florida, thousands of dead
people have not been removed
from voter lists.
Thousands more voters, we're
told, are not citizens, but were-
inadvertently registered to vote
when they obtained their driver's
licenses.
If the data is accurate, it must be
said that Florida's voter registration
system is flawed,.and the Repub-
lican-controlled Legislature was
not so wrong in making changes to
voter-registration procedures last
year.
The question now is what to do
about it, and whether it's fair to ask
certain registered voters to-provide
proof of citizenship.
Common sense says, yes, abso-
lutely, the burden of proof is on
those whose names have been
flagged to prove they are eligible
to vote.
The state's 67 supervisors of
election cannot possibly make an
accurate determination of citizen-
ship simply by cross-checking and
double-checking databases.
This methodology is, in fact, why
they've expressed concern over


the state audit that found 53,000
registered voters who, accord-
ing to Social Security records, are .
deceased.
Similarly, by comparing voter
rolls to driver's license records,
the state says as many as 180,000
Florida voters may not be
American citizens.
The burden of cleaning up the
rolls lies with election supervi-
sors, but at a meeting last week in
Tampa, Democrat and Republican
supervisors alike expressed skepti-
cism of the state's push to scrub
the voter rolls in this presidential
election year. From an earlier list
provided by the state, they identi-
fied examples of voters who've
been wrongly accused. Said Ger-
trude Walker, the St. Lucie County
elections supervisor: "We don't
have confidence in the validity of
the information."
Because of the history of Jim
Crow laws that limited African-
American participation in the
voting process, there's a special
sensitivity toward limiting how t
person registers to vote or enters
the voting booth. Understanding
this, the pendulum still has swung
too far the other way. Casting a


ballot has gone from exclusionary
to far too easy.
Basically anyone can walk off
the street and sign up to vote
without proving who they are,
their residency or their citizenship,
status. Before they vote, they must
show photo identification, but the
process leaves room for error and
fraud.
As a notary, I require a valid
picture ID to verify that the people
Signing the paperwork and their
signatures are real. It's simple,
it's legal and it works.
Registering to vote should r
require nothing less.
There's nothing unconstitutional
or discriminatory about asking
someone for photo-identification
proof that they are entitled to vote.
The quandary facing the elec-
tions supervisors illustrates that
some common sense, along with
fairness and protection, is needed
to prevent dead people,with the
help of some criminal ghostwrit-
ers, from voting in November.

Steven Kurlander blogs at Kurly's Kommentary,
writes a weekly column for Fort Lauderdale's
Sun-Sentinel and is a South Florida
communications strategist. He can be reached
at kurly@stevenkurlander.com.


Letters to


Let election be about who can perform duties


This letter comes in response
to the announcement of Mary
Murdoch's run for Tax Collector
of Jackson County. It is my un-
derstanding that Mrs. Murdoch
contends that God literally spoke
to her and instructed her to run for
this particular seat.
4I find that a very difficult pill to
swallow. If I'm not mistaken, God
instructed Rick Perry, Michelle
Bachman and Rick Santorum to
run for the very same political
office of U.S. President. Which
candidate did he want to win?
When I hear a candidate invoke,
the infamous "God spoke to me",
defense, it gives me insight to that
individual's state of mind. It is often
an intolerant state of mind. We've
heard megalomaniacal figures
throughout history use this divine
calling as a justification to wreak
havoc on a society, or a particular
group of people.
Could it be, Mrs. Murdoch, that
your desire to supplant your one-
time boss is solely based on your
own carnal desire to become tax
collector? Are the voters in Jackson
County to succumb to the notion
that since God literally spoke to you


Florida Legislature
Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 7
Marti.Coley@myfloridahouse.gov
Building A, Room 186 Chipola
College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701

Rep. Brad Drake, R-District 5
Brad.Drake@myfloridahouse.gov
NWFL State-Chautauqua Cam-
pus #205
908 U.S. Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-1436


and instructed you to throw your
hat in the electoral ring, that they
are then obligated to vote for you?
In that case, shouldn't we be wait-
ing to hear from God to tell us to
vote for yoti? If he told you to run,
then surely he will tell us to vote
for you because he is, after all, the
same God, is he not?
In my estimation, Sherry Brown
has proven to be an effective,
capable and fair tax collector. She
has to adhere to the edicts of the
Florida Legislature in the execu-
tion ofher duties; therefore, what
do you plan to bring to the office?
Sherry Brown has no voice in what
amount of taxes we pay nor can
she give us "a pass" on paying our
taxes. If Mrs. Murdock were to win,
she would not have discretionary
powers in this regard either. Mrs.
Brown is very receptive when it
comes to supporting community
efforts throughout the county. She
has travelled the roads of Jackson
County to support initiatives in all
communities in this county, both
black and white.
I hear so many politicians play
the religiosity card now, and it re-
ally disturbs me. We don't have to


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

U.S. Congress
Rep. Steve Southerland, R-2nd
District
1229 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235
Fax: (202) 225-5615


wear our religion on our sleeves to
praise God or benefit from God's
salvation. Let this election be about
who can and has performed the
duties of the position, not about
who praises the loudest. Fredrich
Nietzsche said it best; "He who
fights with monsters might take
care, lest he thereby become a
monster."

JOHN GRAINGER
Dellwood


Thanks to residents
for the food drive

I believe that I am not alone when
I wish to thank the postal service
for the huge food drive they put on.
It is a true blessing for the churches
that have food pantries. And I wish
to thank residents in our county
who opened their pantry and
provided this much-needed food.
So again, thank you.

DIANE ELIZABETH BLAKELY
Manager, Social Services
Salvation Army of Jackson County


Sen. Bill Nelson (D)
Washington office
United States Senate
716 Senate Ha ;t Office Building
Washington, 1C 20510
(202) 224-5274

Sen. Marco Rubio (R)
Washington office
United States Senate
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Building
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The Associated Press

WASHINGTON A new
government study released
Tuesday says that allowing
Bush-era tax cuts to expire '
and a scheduled round of
automatic spending cuts
to take effect would prob-
ably throw the economy
into a recession.
The Congressional Bud-
get Office report says that
the economy would shrink
by 1.3 percent in the first
lalf of next year if the gov-
ernment is allowed to fall
off this so-called "fiscal
cliff" on Jan. 1 and that
the higher tax rates and
more than $100 billion. in
automatic cuts to the Pen-
tagon and domestic agen-
cies are kept in place.
There's common agree-
ment that lawmakers will
act either late this year or
early next year to head off
the dramatic shift in the
government's financial
situation. But if they were
left in place, CBO says it
would wring hundreds of
billions of dollars from the
budget deficit that would
"represent an additional
drag on the weak econom-
ic expansion."
CBO projected that the
economy would contract
by 1.3 percent in the first
half of 2013, which would


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meet the traditional defini-
tion of a recession, which
is when the economy
shrinks for two consecu-
tive quarters.
"Such a contraction in
output in the first, half of
2013 would probably be
judged to be a recession,"
CBO said.
At issue is the full expira-
tion of two rounds of major
tax cuts enacted during the
Bush administration and
automatic spending cuts
on the Pentagon and do-
mestic programs that are
scheduled to take effect as
punishment for the failure
of last year's deficit "super-
committee" to produce a
deficit-cutting agreement
last year.
Last summer's debt and
budget agreement im-
posed almost $1 trillion
in cuts to agency budgets
over the coming decade
and required automatic
cuts dubbed a sequester
in Washington-speak -- of
another $1 trillion or so
over the coming decade.
The CBO study came as
Capitol Hill is hopelessly
gridlocked over spending
and taxes in advance of the
fall elections. The White
House and top Democrats
like Senate Majority Lead-
er Harry Reid of Nevada
say they will refuse to act


on the expiring tax cuts
and automatic spending
cuts unless Republicans
show greater flexibility on
raising taxes.
"We're open toab'alanced
alternative plan for deficit
reduction," Reid told re-
porters. "But if we can't do
that, a deal's a deal."
Republicans are pressing
to deal with the problem
now. But they're not show-
ing any more flexibility on
tax increases.
"You can call this a fiscal
cliff. You can call it Tax-
mageddon as others have
done," said Sen. Orrin
Hatch, R-Utah. "Whatever
you call it, it will be. a di-
saster for the middle class.
And it will be a disaster for
the small businesses that
will be the engine of our
economic recovery."
The results of the elec-
tions will have a lot to do
with the ultimate solution,
but several top lawmakers.
predict the current Con-
gress will punt the issue
into 2013 for the newly-
elected Congress and who-
ever occupies the White
House to deal with.
CBO is the respected
nonpartisan agency of
Congress that produces
economic analysis and
estimates of the cost of
legislation.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
This June 14, photo shows Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo in Nashville, Tenn. Abdo, a Muslim soldier
who was AWOL from Fort Campbell, Ky., is accused of planning to bomb a Killeen restaurant
filled with Fort Hood soldiers and shoot any survivors last summer.


Defense says Muslim


soldier never built bomb


The Associated Press


WACO, Texas A Mus-
lim soldier was stopped
just hours before com-
pleting assembly of a
bomb that he planned to
detonate at a restaurant
full of Fort Hood troops,
prosecutors said during
opening statements Tues-
day at his federal trial.
After Pfc. Naser Jason
Abdo was arrested at
a motel near the Texas
Army post in July, police
found components for
an explosive device, in
his room and backpack,
showing he "intended to
commit mass murder,"
prosecutor Gregg Sofer
said.
Abdo, 22, faces up to life
in prison if convicted of
attempting to use a weap-
on of mass destruction
and five other charges.
But lead defense attor-
ney Zach Boyd countered
in U.S. District Court in
Waco that no bomb was
ever built, and the gov-
ernment is "not going to
be able to get around that
fact."
Abdo was AWOL from
Fort Campbell, Ky., when
he was arrested in Killeen.
He told investigators
that he went to Texas to
"martyr himself" for the
people of Iraq and Af-
ghanistan, said FBI spe-
cial agent C. Michael Ow-
ens, the first prosecution
witness.
Owens testified that
Abdo told investigators
he planned to put a bomb
in what looked like a gift
box, leave it a Chinese
buffet frequented by Fort
Hood soldiers, wait
outside and shoot any
survivors.
But he was headed for
South Texas and not the
Fort Hood area when
he went AWOL. He said
he stayed in several cit-
ies paying for motel
rooms and food with
cash or gift cards so he
couldn't be tracked. And
when he couldn't get to
his destination by taxi,


Abdo said, he looked at
a map and recognized
Killeen because .of the
news reports after the
2009 Fort Hood shooting"
rampage in which a Mus-
lim soldier is charged,
Owens said.
"He said he wanted to
give faith to brother Nidal
... arid.said 'People think
he's crazy; but he's not
crazy and I came here to
remind the people,'" Ow-
ens testified.
Abdo was referring
to Maj. Nidal Hasan,
the Army psychiatrist
charged in the shootings
that killed 13 and wound-
ed more than two dozen.
Hasan faces the death
penalty if convicted at his
military trial, set to start
in August.
Abdo said he didn't
plan an attack inside Fort
Hood because he didn't
believe he would be able
to get through security
at the gates, Owens said.
But Abdo said he bought
a military uniform at a
local store' because it
was necessary to fit into
the community, Owens
testified.
Killeen police began in-
vestigating Abdo on July
26 after a gun store em-
ployee reported a young
man bought 6 pounds
of smokeless gunpow-
der, shotgun ammuni-
tion and a magazine for
a semiautomatic pistol,
while seeming to know
little about his purchas-
es, according to previ-
ous court testimony and
documents. Officers also
learned that he bought a
U.S. Army uniform and a


"Smith" name patch from
another store but didn't
know his unit. He was de-
tained at the motel July
27.
Military officials had
been trying to find Abdo
since he went AWOL over
the July 4 weekend. That's
when police in Oak Grove,
Ky., near Fort Campbell,
also reported finding a
shovel, two large bleach
containers, body bags
and a digital camera in a
trash bin outside a truck
stop.
Oak Grove police Sgt.
Victor Lynch told ju-
rors Tuesday that "his
heart was'racing" and he
thought someone was in
danger when he saw those
items. Lynch foundAbdo's
car at a nearby restaurant,
where a truck stop em-
ployee had reported see-
ing him go after dumping
the items. Lynch said he
found a cattle prod, three
boxes of handcuffs, trash
bags and a large body
bag carrier in the car, but
Abdo was nowhere'to be
found.
Owens testified ear-
lier that Abdo said he
had planned to offer a
Fort Campbell soldier a
ride, kill him and 'video-
tape it while reciting the
names of people he felt
had been wronged by the
U.S. military including
Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, a
14-year-old' Iraqi girl who
was raped before she and
her family were killed in
2006. Five current or for-
mer U.S. soldiers went to
prison, one for a life term,
for their roles in that
attack.


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Spacecraft speeds toward space station


S The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL Open-
ing a new, entrepreneurial era
,in spaceflight, a ship built by a
-billionaire businessman sped
'toward the International Space
Station with a load of groceries
and other supplies' Tesday after
a spectacular, middle-of-the-
night blastoff.
The launch of the' Falcon 9
rocket and its unmanned Drag-
on capsule marked the first
time a commercial spacecraft
has been sent to the orbiting
outpost.
Cutting a brilliant, fiery .arc
through the darkness, the rocket
lifted off just before 4 a.m. and
smoothly boosted the capsule
into orbit. The capsule is expect-
ed to rendezvous with the space
station within days, delivering a
half-ton of provisions for its six
crew members.
It is considered just a test flight
in fact, the capsule was packed
with only nonessential items, in
case something went disastrous-
ly wrong but if all goes well
with this mission and others like
it, commercial spaceships could
be carrying astronauts to and
.from the space station in three
to five years.
"Falcon flew perfectly!!" bil-
lionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk,
founder of the SpaceX company,
said via Twitter. "Feels like a giant
weight just came off my back."
Musk later told reporters: "For
us, it's like winning the Super
Bowl."
Up to now, flights to the space
,station were something only ma-
jor governments had done.
The White House 'offered
congratulations.
"Every launch into space is a
thrilling event, but this one is
especially exciting," said John


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in
Cape Canaveral early Tuesday.


Holdren, President Barack
Obama's chief science adviser.
"This expanded role for the pri-
vate sector will free up more
of NASA's resources to do what
NASA does best'- tackle the
most demanding technological
challenges in space, including
those of human spaceflight be-
yond low-Earth orbit."
NASA is looking to the private
sector to take over flights to the
space station now that the space
shuttle has been retired., Several
U.S. companies are vying for the
opportunity.


"The significance of this day
cannot be overstated," said a
beaming NASA Administiator
Charles Bolden. "It's a great day
for America. It's actually a great
day for the world because'there
are people who thought'that we
had gone away, and today says,
'No, we're not going away at
all.'"
Flight controllers applauded
when the Dragon reached or-
bit nine minutes into the flight.
Then they embraced once the
solar panels on the craft popped
open. Many of the SpaceX con-


trollers wore untucked T-shirts,
jeans or shorts, a stark contrast
to NASAs suit-and-tie shuttle
crowd.
A previous launch attempt,
on Saturday, was aborted with
a half-second.left in the count-
down because of a bad valve in
one of Falcon's nine engines.
Another important test comes
Thursday when the Dragon
draws close to the space station.
It will undergo practice maneu-
vers from more than a mile out.
If all goes well, docking will oc-
cur on Friday. Musk will preside


from the company's Mission
Control in Hawthorne, Calif.
Since the shuttle's retire-
ment last summer, American
astronauts have- been hitch-
ing rides to the space station
aboard Russian rockets, and
Russian, Japanese and Euro-
pean ships have been delivering
supplies.
SpaceX has spent more than $1
billion on the project.
Musk, the 40-year-old entre-
preneur who helped create PayP-
al and runs the electric car com-
pany Tesla Motors, has poured
in millions of his own fortune,
and NASA has contributed $381
million in seed money in a ven-
ture that has been likened to
the public-private collaboration
that built the Internet and won'
theWest.
Even Musk's rivals were rooting
for a successful flight.
"The shuttle may be retired,
but the American dream of space
exploration is alive and well,"
said Mark Sirangelo, chairman
of Sierra Nevada Corp.'s space
systems, which is developing a
mini-shuttle to carry space sta-
tion crews in a few years.
The Dragon capsule will stay at
the space station for/afweek and
then splash down in/the Pacific,
bringing back experiments and
equipment. None of the other
cargo ships now in use are de-
signed to return safely; they burn
up on the way down.
Two more Dragon supply mis-
sions are planned this year, re-
gardless of what happens this
week.
Aboard the discarded second
stage of the rocket were the
ashes of more than 300 people,
including Mercury astronaut
Gordon Cooper and "Star Trek"
actor James Doohan, who played
Scotty.


Gov. Scott started push to



remove voters from rolls


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Flori-
da's quest to identify and
remove non-U.S. citizens
from the voter rolls was
started at the direct urg-
ing of Gov. Rick Scott, the
state's former top elections
official said.
SEx-Secretary of State
Kurt Browning, who re-
signed 'this year, told The
Associated Press that Scott
asked him whether or not
non-U.S. citizens were reg-
istered'and if those people
were voting. Browning
explained to the gover-
'nor during a face-to-face
meeting last year that peo-
ple who register and falsely
claim they are citizens can
be charged with a crime.
"He says to me well,
!people lie," Browning re-
called this week. "Yes, peo-
ple do. But we have always
had to err on the side of the'
voter."
Browning said the con-
versation prompted state
election officials to begin
working to identify non-
U.S. citizens. The state's
initial list compiled by
comparing driver's licens-
'es with voter registration
data showed that as
:many as 182,000 registered
voters were eligible to be in
the country but ineligible
to vote.
But Browning said he de-
cided against telling local
election supervisors right
away because he wanted to
make sure the information
was accurate in order to
avoid a "firestorm of press"
and criticism. Florida then
spent months trying to get
access to a federal data-
base that tracks non-U.S.
citizens in the country, but
ithe U.S. Department of
Homeland Security would
not allow it.
"We were not confident
enough about the infor-
mation for this secretary
to hang his hat on it," said
Browning, who resigned
,after the Jan. 31 presiden-
tial preference primary.
Browning said media re-
ports earlier this year that
raised questions whether
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I HLASSUUIAftDU RotE FILL
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to Republican activists May
4 in Jacksonville.


non-U.S. citizens were on
the rolls required the state
to keep pushing ahead
with the effort.
In the last few wepks, the
state sent a list to county
election supervisors of
more than 2,600 people
who have been identified
as non-U.S. citizens. Su-
pervisors have responded
warily to the list and have
pointed out that it has
inaccuracies.
Seminole County Super-
visor of Elections Mike Er-
tel went so far on Monday
to put out on Twitter a pic-
ture of him holding a U.S.
passport that belonged to
one of the voters identified
on the list.
Last week state officials
announced that the Flor-
ida agency that handles
driver's licenses and does
have access to the federal
database would double-
check the names on the
state list.
Brian Burgess, a spokes-
man for Scott, did not
have direct knowledge of
the conversation between
Browning and Scott. But
he said the governor wants
to make sure only eligible
voters cast ballots.
"It's the governor's job to
make sure the voter rolls
are accurate, and I don't
know anyone who believes


non-U.S. citizens should
be allowed to vote," Bur-
gess said.
There are currently more
than 11 million active reg-
istered voters in the state,
but a few thousand votes
could make the difference
in what is expected to be a
tight race between Presi-
dent Barack Obama and
GOP presumptive nomi-
nee Mitt Romney. The 2000
election between George
W. Bush and Al Gore was
decided by just 537 votes


in the Sunshine State.
Florida law requires vot-
ersto be U.S. citizens and
live in the state. Florida
also does not allow people
to vote if they are convict-
ed felons and have not had
their civil rights restored.
While Browning said he
wanted to double-check
the information, he .also
said that local supervisors
should be working with the
state to-make sure there
aren't ineligible voters on
the rolls.
"The supervisors all
67 of them get ultimate
control of who comes on
and who comes off," said
Browning, the former elec-
tions supervisor for Pasco
County. "If there are non-
U.S. citizens on their rolls,
then why aren't they doing
something about getting
the non U.S. citizens off?"
Ertel, a Republican, said
he agrees ineligible voters
should be removed but
questioned the accuracy
of the list. He also said it
was given to supervisors
already in a serious time
crunch because redistrict-
ing was forcing them to
change precincts and dis-
trict lines.
"If the list is so easily
debunked, it should have
been better vetted," Ertel
said..


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US home sales up



across the country


TheAssociated Press

WASHINGTON Amer-
icans are buying more
homes in every region of
the country, the latest .in-
dication that the housing
market could be on the
mend.
An increasing portion of
those sales are from first-
time buyers, who are criti-
cal to.a housing recovery.
Sales of previously occu-
pied homes rose 3.4 per-
cent in April from March
to a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 4.62 million,
the National Association of
Realtors said Tuesday. That
nearly matches January's
pace of 4.63 million -the
best in two years. It is still
well below the nearly 6
million that most econo-
mists equate with healthy
markets.
A pickup in hiring and
cheaper mortgages, com-
bined with lower home
prices in most markets, has
made home buying more
attractive. While many
economists acknowledged
that the market has a
long way to go, most said
the' April sales report was
encouraging.
"The trend in sales is up-
ward, and we think it has
a good deal further to go
over the next few months
as payrolls pick up further
and mortgage availability
improves," said Ian Shep-


herdson, chief U.S. econo-
mist for High Frequency
Economics.
Sales rose last month
from March in all regions
of the country. They in-
creased 5.1 percent rise in
the Northeast, 3.5 percent
in the South, 4.4 percent in
the West and 1 percent in
the Midwest.
And more first-time buy-
ers entered the market.
In April, they made up 35
percent of sales. That's up
from 32 percent in March.
"First-time homebuyers
-are slowly making their
way back," said Jennifer
Lee, an economist at BMO
Capital Markets. "That is
still below the 40 percent-
to-45 percent range, dur-
ing healthy times, but the
highest in almost half a
year."
The report measures
completed sales. A sale
typically closes a month
or two after a buyer signs
a contract to buy a home.
But a growing number of
buyers in recent months
have been investors who
pay cash, which speeds up
the process.
The number of buyers
who signed contracts to
buy homes in April rose
to the highest level since
April 2010, when buyers
could qualify for a federal
home-buying tax credit.
The increase suggests
sales could keep rising in


May and June.
"People believe that in-
terest rates are ap low as
they are going to get and
that prices have hit rock
bottom. So they are getting
off the fence," said Tony
Geraci, the owner of Cen-
tury21 Homestar, a real es-
tate firm in Cleveland.
Geraci said sales at his
firm are up about 15 per-
cent over last year. He cred-
ited that to a milder winter
this year, better housing
conditions and an improv-
ing economy.
Homes at risk of foreclo-
sure accounted for 28 per-
cent of sales last month.
That's roughly in line with
March sales but down
from 37 percent of sales in
April 201.1.
The decrease in fore-
closures helped boost the
year-over-year median
sales. price in April. It rose
to $177,400, which is 10.1
percent higher from the
same month last year.
Rising home sales is the
latest sign that the market
could be starting to turn
around nearly five years
after the housing bubble
burst..
Builders are more con-
fident and are starting to
build more homes. Mort-
gage rates have never been
cheaper. And thejob mar-
ket is improving, which has
made more people open to
buying a home.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
A home, shown March 20, has sold inside the Winthrop subdivision in Riverview, Fla. Americans
bought more previously owned homes in April, a hopeful sign that the weak housing market is
gradually improving.


Shovels and hard hats stand prepared on Tuesday for the.groundbreaking ceremony for the
new Irving Elementary School to be lIcated nearthe former St. John's Regional Medical
Center in Joplin, Mo.


Joplin remembers deadly


tornado, 1 year later


The Associated Pfess

JOPLIN, Mo. A year after a massive
tornado tore through Joplin, reminders
of the storm's fury are plentiful from
the glaring absence of century-old trees
in the city's central neighborhoods to
the ghostly shell of St. John's Regional
Medical Center.
Residents, hospital workers and poli-
ticians gathered across the disaster
zone Tuesday to mark the year since the
tornado, mixing somber remenibranc-
es with'steely resolutions to rebuild the
battered city, where 161 people were
killed.
"It isso fitting to begin this day, this
anniversary, by reflecting on our faith
as dawn breaks over a renewed Joplin,"
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said at a sunrise
service at Freeman Hospital to honor
the tornado survivors, medical workers
and volunteers who, sprang into action
after the storm struck. "Scripture tells
us that the path of the righteous is like
the first gleam of dawn, shining ever
brighter till the full light of day."
Many businesses have reopened and
homes are being rebuilt, but much re-
mains to be done in this city of 50,000
near the borders of Arkansas, Kansas
and Oklahoma.
The tornado, packing winds of 200
mph, wiped .away entire neighbor-
hoods, destroyed the city's only public
.high school and a major hospital, and
left behind a ghastly moonscape of
block after city block of foundations
wiped clean of their structures.
Later Tuesday, city government lead-
ers joined residents, volunteers and
state and local politicians for a four-
mile "Walk of Unity" through some of
the city's hardest-hit neighborhoods.
The afternoon procedsion started in
neighboring Duquesne, where more,
than one-fourth of the community's
750 homes were destroyed and nine
,people died. The Joplin portion of the
walk begins past aWalmart where three
People were killed and 200 survived by
huddling together in employee break
rooms, bathrooms and other designat-
ed safe zones.


The walk will conclude with a moment
of silence at Cunningham Park at 5:41
p.m., the moment the tornado struck.
The city park, which is across the street
from what is left of the St. John's hospi'-
tal, has been rebuilt.''
The medical center hasn't yet been
torn down because it sits atop the min-
ing tunnels that made Joplin an early
20th century boomtown. The hospital
has been operating out ofa succession
of temporary facilities while construc-
tion continues at itd new permanent
location, where it will reoperi under the
name IMerrc Hospital Joplitn;
The city held the first of three ground-
breaking ceremonies Tuesday for new
schools in the shadow- of St. John's
former home on land donated by the
Sisters of Mercy Health 'System. An el-
ementary school will be built at the site
td replace two that were destroyed. "The
sound of hammers has replaced the
sound of sirens," said C.J. Huff, Joplin's
school superintendent.
A community theater where three
people -died after a Sunday matinee
performance will be rebuilt nearby. A
groundbreaking ceremonywas planned
for later Tuesday for Joplin High School,
which was also destroyed.
"It's been a roller-coaster type year.
Extremely 'high highs and lots of low
Idws." said Debbie Fort, the principal
of Erving Elementary School, which has
been operating out of temporary facili-
ties and which will be the name of the
new school.
"It's important that we take a moment
to reflect and remember," she said. "But
it's a new chapter in our lives. This re-
ally signifies, our future, "the future of
Joplin."
While many of Tuesday's events
looked back, there was talk of moving
on as community leaders look at what's
bound to be yearslong recovery.
Insurance policies are expected to
cover most of the $2.8 billion in dan-
age from the storm. But taxpayers
could supply about $500 million in fed-
eral and state disaster aid, low-interest
loans ard local bonds backed.by higher
taxes;."


Powell not ready to endorse Obama for re-election


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON For-
mer SecretaryofState Colin
Powell declined Tuesday to
renew the presidential en-
dorserenit he gave Barack
Obama four years ago,
saying he wasn't ready "to
throw my weight behind
someone" at this time..
The former chairman of
the military's Joint Chiefs of
Staff and Cabinet member
under President George
W Bush demtrred when
asked if he was backing
Obama again. A longtime
GOP figure, Powell caused
a stir in Republican politi-
cal circles four years ago by
endorsing Obama over war
hero Sen. John McCain,
calling Obama a "transfor-
mational figure."
Not so this time, Pow-
ell said on NBC's "Today"
show. At least, not yet.
"It's not just a matter
of whether you support
Obama or (Mitt) Romney.
It's who they have coming
in with them," he said.
Pressed to say why he
was holding back on giving
Obama his blessing a sec-
ond time, Powell said: "I al-
ways keep my powder dry,
as they say in the military."
He said Obama had "sta-
bilized the financial sys-
tem" following the deep
recession of 2008-2009
T and had "fixed the auto
industry." Powell also said
he thought the country
was on the right path to-
ward ending the war in
Afghanistan.


But he also said he
thought Obama needed
to work more on the econ-
omy and said he thought
that he owed it to' the Re-
publican Party to listen to
the proposals, that likely
nominee Romney will be
offering, particularly on
the economy.
Powell said he's "still
listening" to Republican
ideas, calling Romney "a
good man" and saying he
wasn't ready to make a
commitment to Obama.
Powell has been an enig-
matic figure in the Repub-
lican Party, and his name
often has been mentioned
in both presidential and
vice presidential specula-
tion. He was the first black
head of'the Joint Chiefs of
Staff.
Last year, Powell told
graduates of South Car-
olina's premier histori-
cally black university that,
among other things, he had
been particularly heart-
ened by a recent event.
"That was when Presil
dent Obama took out his
birth certificate and blew
away Donald Trump and
all the birthers," he told
students at South Carolina
State University. That was
a reference to those who
doubt Obama was born in
the U.S.
Powell also supported
Obama in. getting the U.S.
Senate to ratify the New
START treaty with Rus-
sia, trimming the nuclear
stockpiles held by both
countries.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this Dec. 1, 2010 photo, former Secretary of State Colin
Powell meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office
at the White House in Washington. ,


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Obituaries


James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
'Marianna, Florida 32446
850.482.2332

Hattie
Capshaw

Hattie Capshaw, 83, of
Marianna went home to be
with her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ on May 21,
2012.
Ms. Capshaw was a na-
tive of Jackson County,
and resided in Marianna.
She was a member of the
Marianna Church of God.
She was preceded in
death by her husband Jack
D. Capshaw, daughter Car-
-olyn Gail Lipford, and pa-
rents Jesse and Mabell
Brannon; two sisters Ber-
tha Robinson and Hazel
O'Pry; and brother Willie
Brannon.
She is survived by daugh-
ter, Kathy (Allan) Smith of,
Bonifay; son in-law Nor-,
man Lipford of
Crawfordville; five grand-
children, Phillip Lipford,
Pamela Smith, Michelle
McNutt, Teresa Taylor, and
Amy Lipford; four sisters
Mildred Lanier of
Cottondale, Jean Broom of
Montgomery, AL, Agnes
Taylor of Cottondale, and
Aundris McHargue of
Montgomery, AL; and two
great-grandchildren Ethan
and Addison McNutt.
. Funeral services will be
at 2 pm Thursday, May 24,
2012, at Marianna Church
of God with Pastor Ron
Freeman officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at
Pinecrest Memorial Ceme-
tery with James & Sikes Fu-
neral Home directing.
The family will receive
friends from 1 ,pm Thurs-
day, May 24, 2012 till funer-
al time at Marianna Church
of God.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at ww
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Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone 850-526-5059

Hazel Bowers
Lacy

Services for Mrs. Hazel
Bowers Lacy will be held at
2:00 P.M. CST today in the
Marianna Chapel Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jerry
Weaver officiating. A pri-
vate interment to follow in
the Cottondale Methodist
Church Cemetery.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
www.mariannachapelfh.com.
Marianna Chapel
Funeral.Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone 850-526-5059
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Dale Moseley




Dale Moseley, 79, of Ma-
rianna passed away, on
Mondday, May 21, 2012 at
his home. He had been a
resident of Marianna since
1972 and the owner of
Moseley's Cotton Gin in
Abbeville, AL. Dale, origi-
nally from McGehee, Ar-
kansas, served a term in
the United States Navy. Af-
ter being honorably dis-
charged, he returned to
McGehee and began to
farm from 1957 until 1970.
After selling his farm in
McGehee he bought a farm
in Jackson County, where
he farmed for five years. Af-
ter dissolving his farming
operation, he opened the
International HarveSter
tractor dealership in
Donalsville, GA which he


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- struggling students earlier. The program
is primarily for students who have been
held back for, reading problems. It will
not promote them to the next grade.
Instead, it will give them extra help.
"You cannot wait until third grade,"


operated successfully for
ten years. During this time
Dale began to actively in-
fluence the growth of cot-
ton and has been credited
with the return of cotton to
the tri-state area. In 1985
he was instrumental in the
design, implementation
and construction of a new
cotton gin and warehouse
operation in Donalsonville
which he managed during
the first year of operation.
In 1986 Dale decided to
close his farm equipment
dealership in Donalsonville.
and build his own cotton
gin and warehouse in
Abbeville, AL. which he ac-
tively participated in until
his death.
He is preceded in death
.by his parents, Horace
Moseley and Vira May
Woods Moseley, two broth-
ers John L. Moseley and
Vernon Moseley and sister
Zona May Dolci.
Survivors include his de-
voted wife Linda Moseley
of Marianna; son, Farrell
Dale Houston Moseley and
wife, Margaret of Denver,
CO; daughters, Kristiann
Dickson of Little Rock, AR
and Sue Carol Sweeney
and husband Michael of
Owenton, KY; and his best
friend Ed 'Berry 'of
Abbeville, AL., four Grand-
children,and seven Great -
grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr.
Moseley will be held on
Thursday, May 24, 2012 at
11 A.M. in'the Blackwood
Church in Headland, AL
with graveside services
and interment to follow at
2:30 P.M. in Pinecrest Me-
morial Gardens in Marian-
na. Asked to serve as
Pallbearers are Ethan
Fiveash, Jared Fivesah,
Myron Johnson, Kirbey
Shelley, Jim Singleton and
Michael Sweeney, honora-
ry pallbearers are Cary
Cannon and Kevin Taylor.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
from 5 to 7P.M. at Marian-
na Chapel Funeral Home.
Donations may be made
to Blackwood Church of
Headland, AL or Jackson
Hospital Foundation P.O.
Box 1608, Marianna, FL
32447 in memory of Mr.
Moseley.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
www.mariannachapelfh.com.


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gang.
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before it's too late," Powell said.
Facebook and the Internet make re-
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easier and faster rate than when their
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BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

The U.S. Corps of Engi-
neers has been issued an
exemption that will allow
the agency to implement
its latest interim plan for
operation of the Jim Wood-
ruff Dam, despite, the po-
tential adverse effects it
could have on threatened
or endangered mussels
and the Gulf sturgeon
spawning population in
the Apalachicola River.
The plan allows the
Corps, in the event of se-
vere drought conditions,
to restrict the rate of water
flowing from lakes above
the Jim Woodruff Dam
into the rivers below it at
a speed slower than the
normal minimum flow of
5,000 cubic feet per sec-
ond. The slowest allowable
rate with the newv exemp-
tion in place is 4,500 cubic
feet per second.
The Corps adopted its
plan in 2008, although
concerns about the mus-
sel population and the ill
effect of low water flow on
those shellfish have con-
tinued to be discussed.
The health of the mussel
population has also been a
major topic in the continu-
ing water wars between
Florida, Alabama and
Georgia, the three states
who share, and argue over,
the resources of the Apala-
chicola-Chipola-FlintRiver
System. The interim plan


for water management is
in place for the foreseeable
future, perhaps until those
tri-state issues can be re-
solved by the courts or by
negotiations.
The exemption was
granted Tuesday by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice. Researchers with the
Service determined that,
while the restricted flows
would. likely cause the
death of some threatened
purple bank-climbers and
Chipola slabshell mussels,
as well as to some endan-
gered fat three-ridge mus-
.els, the losses would not
be significant enough to
prohibit implementation
of the plan under severe
drought conditions. The
Gulf sturgeon spawning
population would not be
adversely affected, the
FWS determined, because
specific protective mea-
sures are in place. There are
also protective measures
in place to help minimize
the impact on mussels, the
agency said.
The exemption was in-
cluded in an overall FWS
opinion regarding the
Corps interim manage-
ment plan, which also calls
for water to be impound-
ed, rather' than released,
at ties when the lakes on
the ACF system are not full
enough to be considered
at Zone 1 levels. Under the
Corps old management
plan, lake discharges were
based on a different for-


mula, and often saw water
being released whei lakes
were at the lower Zone 2
depths. Zone 1 and 2 lev-
els differ with each lake on
the system, but the differ-
ence between Zones 1 and
2 on each lake tends to be
relatively minor, according
to Corps Chief of Public Af-
fairs Pat Robbins.
As for the 4,500 cfs limit,
Corps officials do not ex-
pect it to actually come
into effect during this par-
ticular drought, according
to Robbins.
The current 5,000 cfs
maximum flow, brought
on by the current drought,
was announced just a few
weeks ago. The flow from
Lake Seminole normally
fluctuates upward and
downward of 8,000 cubic
feet per second.
With the FWS opinion
now embracing the Corp's
plan, the flow could be fur-
ther restricted to 4,500 cfs
if the drought continues to
the point that it becomes
severe.. Although that's an
unlikely circumstance in
this particular drought, ac-
coiding to Robbins, he said
public notification would
be issued should it come
to pass.
The Corps interim man-
agement plan is expected
to be in place through
2017, or until the states
of Florida, Alabama and
Georgia reach an ac-
cord on water-sharing
issues.


The Associated Press

MIAMI The teachers union in Mi-
ami-Dade County has proposed what
could be an innovative way to raise ex-
tra money for education: A tax amnesty
program that would go after homestead
exemption cheats.
At a news conference Tuesday, the
United Teachers of Dade announced
plans to push for a pilot program that
would encourage residents to come
clean that they are illegally claiming
homestead exemption a tax break of
up to $50,000 for those whose Florida
property is their full-time residence.
UTD President Karen Aronowitz said
the amnesty would be accompanied by
an advertising campaign linking tax eva-
sion with the negative effect on school
funding, and would be followed up with
higher penalties.
"Teachers hate cheaters," Aronowitz
said. "If people pay their taxes we can
pay our teachers."
Exactly how much a tax amnesty could
raise is debatable. Miami-Dade Prop-
erty Appraiser Pedro Garcia said home-
stead exemption fraud liens-have grown


WEDNESDAY, MAY23,2012 9At


McDaniel said. "We want to get them
early and boost those skills for those
struggling readers."
McDaniel said poor reading ability af-
fects all classes. Studies have shown that
students with good reading skills usu-
ally do well school wise in the future,
"They're really built for success for the,
rest of their school career," McDaniel
said of good readers.


we were growing up that we could never
be," Powell said.
Each class would take. place once a
week for a single period, Powell said.
The school is looking into using a his-
tory or physical education class period,
but hasn't decided quite yet.
The program itself is free to the school
district. Roedel will attend training ses-
sions with the G.R.EA.T. program, and
'the Sheriff's Office will only be required
to pay for his traveling expenses. Roe-
del's training, books and other course
materials are free.


S gator noticed Barfield was nervous. He
was cuffed in the front and kept try-
ing to cover the front of his pants, the
complaint read. The investigator asked
a Jack- Barfield what he was hiding and when
ivestiga- Barfield opened his legs, a plastic bottle
around rolled from his pants. The investiga-
le saw a tor identified the bottle as an active
tag. The meth cook. According to the complaint,
nd, after Barfield said "That's active and it's pretty
had an tight."
ty. The report states that during a search
g down of the car, drig paraphernalia was
investi- found.


SDEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
Jackson County Tourist Development Council Chairman Paul Donofro Jr. (left) presents
Pam Fuqua to Jackson County Commissioners moments after the board voted to hire her
as the TDC's first executive director.


Fuqua
From Page 1A
Fuqua worked for the Greater Miami
Chamber of Commerce in economic
development and tourism in the past
and currently works in the teen out-
reach program at the Jackson County
Health Department. Friday will be her
last day there.
Wife of local attorney Matt Fuqua, she
has lived in the Jackson County area for


the past 21 years. Fuqua said she be-
lieves the county has some untapped
potential for ecotourism and expects
to aim some focus on natural assets as
she moves into her new job. As she be-
gins, she will work from the Russ House,
Jackson County's official'Visitor's Cen-
ter. It is currently owned by the Jackson
County Chamber of Commerce, but
that could soon change asthe Chamber
.has offered to sell it to the TDC and the
TDC board has scheduled a special ses-
sion to talk it over next Wednesday.


from about $2.7 million in 2007 to $14.5
million so far this year. That is driven
by two factors: A poor economy lead-
ing more people to cheat and increasing
the number of detectives investigating
fraud cases.
But James DiBernardo, a retired ma-
jor with the Miami-Dade County Po-
lice who investigated economic crime,
believes those numbers are higher.
Whereas Garcia estimates there are
upward of 400 deceased people claim-
ing homestead exemption on the tax
rolls, DiBernardo said that number is
actually about 12,000. Most of those
cases involve relatives of the deceased
who now live in the home but have not
changed the ownership.
DiBernardo consulted with three pri-
vate companies and said each provided
similar figures.
In all, DiBernardo estimates $280 mil-
lion is owed in back taxes, 40 percent of
which would go toward education. In
addition to the 12,000 deceasedresi-
dents, he believes there are about 20,000
residents who are renting properties but
still claiming them as their full-time
residence.


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LOCAL & NATION


MOTH GROOVIN' IN THE GRASS


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
A salt marsh moth, also known as an acrea moth, hugs a sprig of grass as it is lit up by a
flashlight near Graceville last week.


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SEC reviewing


JPMorgan's filings


after $2B loss


The Associated Press

WASHINdTON Fed-
eral regulators are review-
ing what JPMorgan Chase
told investors about its
finances and the risks it
took weeks before suffer-
ing a multibillion-dollar
trading loss. ,
Mary Schapiro, chair-
man of the Securities and
Exchange Commission,
told the Senate Banking
Committee Tuesday that
the- agency is examin-
ing JPMorgan's earnings
statements and first-
quarter financial reports
to determine if they were
"accurate and truthful." ,
Schapiro and Gary
Gensler, chairman of
the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission,
said the $2 billion-plus
loss at JPMorgan should
be a lesson for regulators
to tighten rules mandat-'
ed under die 2010 finan-
cial overhaul.
"It would be wrong
for :us not to take this
example," Schapiro said.


Candidate Profile


McKinnie announces District 1 commissioner candidacy


From staff reports

Alex "Al" Bernard McK-
innie has announced his
candidacy for Jackson
County District 1 Commis-
sioner. 4e is a native and
lifelong resident of Jack-
son County, and the son of
Shira, Sr. and Chelcie McK-
innie of Campbellton, Fla.
He and his wife of 18 years,
Joyce McKinnie, have one
son, Alex Rashard McKin-
nie, age 15, who attends
Graceville High School.
McKinnie, .a 1982 gradu-
ate of Graceville High
School and standout foot-
ball athlete, was granted a
full scholarship to attend
Valdosta State College, in
Valdosta, Ga. which later
became Valdosta State
University and was proud
to have been part of the
school's first football pro-
gram. McKinnie continued
Shis education by obtaining
his Associate of Applied
Science degree in electron-
ics in Tampa, Fla.
In 1986, McKinnie moved
back to Jackson County
and for the next 14 years
worked for Sony Magnetic
Products Inc. of America in
Dothan, Ala.,'serving in ca-
pacities of supervision and
electronic maintenance
technician. While working
at Sony, Mckinnie earned
his Bachelor"'of Science


degree in business man-
agement from Troy State
University in
SADothan, Ala.
I In 2000,
SinMc Kinnie
-earn his As-
s sociaten g of
f Science De-
McKinnie green Mor-
s a s r airaty Sci-
ence r om Jefferson State
College in Birmingham,
Ala.
s In 2002, he opened Mck-
innie Funeral Home LLC
in Campbellton, where he
Sserves as managing part-
ner and Licensed Funeral
Director, and co-owner of
McKinnie Funeral Home
i Inc., Crestview.
s McKinnie has been em-
ployed for the past 11 years
Sas a senior aircraft simula-
tion technician with Com-
puter Science Corporation
Sin Fort Rucker, Ala.
SMcKinnie is very ac-
tive in his community.
SHe served seven years as
councilman for the Town
of Campbellton as Build-
Sings and Grounds Com-
s missioner. While serving in
This capacity he assisted in
i making the St. Paul Memo-
- rial Park in Campbellton a
reality.
In 2007, while serving as
councilman, the Town of
SCampbellton was award-
ed a Rural Development


Enterprise Grant (RBEGI
in the amount of $281,837
from the USDA Rural De-
velopment for a water sys-
tem expansion in which
McKinnie Funeral Home, a
small and emerging busi-
ness, was the benefactor.
At that time it was one of,
the largest grants present-
*ed to a single entity in the
state of Florida .according,
to USDA spokesperson.
The USDA federal grant
was awarded under the ad-
ministration of President
George W. Bush, which al-
lowed the Town of Camp-
bellton to supply McKin-
nie Funeral Home 10-inch
water main lines, fire hy-
drants, which allowed six
additional water residen-
tial connection hook-ups
and, due to the size of the
grant, the town was further
able to pave Bowden Hill
Road with the remaining
balance of the funds.
McKinnie is a member
of the New Bethel Chris-
tian Methodist Episcopal
Church in Campbell-
ton, .where he serves as a
trustee and is a member
of the New Bethel Senior
Choir. He is a' member of
Jackson County Chamber
of Commerce and in 2008
served on the Chamber's
Board of Directors. He is
a member of the Inde-
pendent Funeral Director


Association and Florida
Mortician Association and
alsois anAlabamaLicensed
Funeral Director. He has
partnership in the Miscel-
laneous Investment Club
LLC-Real Estate Investors
Group.
McKinnie is affiliated
with numerous civic and
nonprofit organizations.
He accredits his accom-
plishments and achieve-
ments to his faith in God
and his parents who taught
him the value of hard work
and the importance of
treating everyone with
respect.
When asked why he


decided to run for District
1- County Commissioner
for Jackson County, McK-
innie replied, "Because I
love providing service to
the people, this is my call-
ing. I care about the health,
safety and welfare of all the
citizens of Jackson Coun-
ty. I'm a problem solver
and I will be an effective
leader for district one. We
need to invest more into
infrastructure, to attract
new businesses, contin-
ue to improve our roads,
and eliminate wasteful
spending, by ensuring a
job' is done right the first
time."


JPMorgan is the big-
gest U.S. bank by assets
and the only major U.S.
bank to stay profitable
during the 2008 financial
crisis.
Most Republican law-
makers voted against the
financial overhaul. They
say it won't prevent an-
other financial crisis. And
the worry that it will drive
business overseas.
Sen. Richard Shelby,
the ranking Republi-
can on the panel, ques-
tioned why Schapiro and
Gensler weren't aware of
what was happening at
JPMorgan.
The trading loss was
disclosed May 10 by JPM-
organ CEO Jamie Dimon
in a hastily convened
conference call with in-
vestors and journalists.
In April, Dimon had dis-
missed concerns about
the bank's trading as a
"tempest in a teapot" a
characterization he re-
cently acknowledged he
had been "dead wrong"
to make.


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Blue Devils fall to Union County in IA finals
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Blue Devils fall to Union County in 1A finals


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Holmes County Blue Dev-
ils' chase for a state champion-
ship fell short Tuesday afternoon
in Port St. Lucie, as they fell to
Union County 6-3 in the 1A
baseball final.
The Blue Devils got to the title
game by taking a 7-1 victory over


the Bozeman Bucks on Mon-
day, but the ride came to an end
Tuesday against a Fightin' Tigers
team that completed a dominant
run through the postseason.
Union County had outscored
its first three opponents of the
playoffs by a total score of 20-0.
Holmes County finally broke
the Fightin' Tigers' postseason
scoreless streak, but it wasn't


enough as junior Dylan Alien
gave a strong complete-game
performance to get the win.
The junior right-hander held
Holmes County to three earned
runs on nine hits and one walk
while striking out three.
'Allen also led the Fightin' Ti-
gers offensively, going 2-for-3
with two RBIs.
Ty Russ started on the mound


for the Blue Devils and took the
loss, giving up five runs three
earned on five hits and four
walks, with five strikeouts.
Jordan Worthing pitched the
final three innings for Holmes
County, surrendering a run on
three hits and a walk with six
strikeouts.
Union County got on the board
in the top of the first when Cole


Kite reached on one of two Hol-
mes County errors in the inning
and then scored on an RBI sacri-
fice fly.to right field by Alien.
The Fightin' Gators got three
more runs in the third inning on
RBI hits by Kyle Shealy and Troy
Kite, and Alfen followed with an
RBI single in the fourth.to make

See DEVILS; Page 2B


MIERE
Baseball


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
The Lions' Brady Matthews
jumps onto home plate after
hitting the first home run of
his career Tuesday night at
MERE.


Lions roll


to victory

BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridari.com

Lions .jumped out to an
early lead and held off a
late rally byAlday & Howell
Engineering to take a 10-5
victory in O'Zone League
baseball action Tuesday
afternoon at Optimist
Park.
Hunter Mitchell started
on the mound for Lions and
went three innings to get
the win, giving up one run
on two hits and three walks
with three strikeouts.
Pender Johnson took the
loss for Alday & Howell,
lasting just one inning af-
ter Lions put up four runs
in the bottom of the first
inning.
Brady Matthews led
off the inning with a solo
home run to put Lions
on top, with Mitchell and
Cameron Gray follow-
ing with RBI doubles, and
Isaac Smith an RBI sacri-
fice fly to left field to score
Gray from third.
Alday & Howell got a
run back in the top of the

See MERE, Page 2B


MAImINNA FOOTBALL




The dog days of spring


MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
Teon Long breaks free of the crowd during Marianna football practice Tuesday.

Bulldogs wrap.up spring with intrasquad scrimmage Friday


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Marianna Bulldogs will wrap up their
first spring football session under first-year
coach Tim Cokely on Friday, as they'll en-
gage in an intrasquad scrimmage at 6 p.m.
at the MHS practice field.
The game will not have a regulation for-
mat, but instead will feature a running
clock and no special teams for either side,
with offensive coaches working with both
offenses, and defensive coaches doing the
same on the other side of the ball.
Cokely said Tuesday that he had not yet
divided up the teams, but regardless of


how it shakes out, the goal of the scrim-
mage will be the same.
"We've been videoing practice every day
and we'll do the same with this game," he
said. "We'll run 30-35 on both sides of the
ball, get it on tape, and analyze it. We just
want to go out there and play well, take
care of the ball offensively, and run to the
ball defensively."
Cokely eschewed bringing in an outside
opponent to finish up the spring against,
deciding that it was better for him in his
first year on the job to see more" of his
players doing more things in live contact
situations.
"We have 57 guys on the roster, and when


you have that many guys and you can only
play 11 at once, (it makes it tougher). We
can play 22 on the field at one time this
way, and all of their backups will get to
play, so we can evaluate 44 guys instead of
22," the coach said. "That doesn't mean I'll
do it next year, but right now, we're trying
to maximize our opportunity to get guys on
video making plays and analyze it."
He said that he has liked what the play-
ers have shown him thus far, but that there
was still a lot of work left to do through the
summer to be ready for the fall.
"The kids have responded well. We just try

See BULLDOGS, Page 2B


LADY BULLDOGS CELEBRATE THEIR SEASON


MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
The Marianna Lady Bulldogs pose for a photo at their softball banquet last week. In the front row (from left) are Reagan Oliver, Whitney Lipford, Connor Ward, Taniyah Robinson, Madison Gullett,
Breanna Willis, Lindsie Eubanks and Sheridan Dryden. In the back row (from left): Maya Boykin, Shaniah Spellman, Linsey Basford, Lexie Basford, Caitlyn Carpenter, Faith Moore, Jordan Hussey
and Hannaih Spooner. Not pictured is Bria Matthews, Tamera Pope and Ashlyn Baer.


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Sports Briefs

Marianna Spring Game
The Marianna Bulldogs will wrap up their spring
football season with an intrasquad game Friday at 6
p.m. at the MHS practice field.
There will be hot dogs and hamburgers for those in
attendance.

Swimming Lessons
Chipola College will offer swimming lessons for all
ages. Lessons are based on a combination of nation-
ally-recognized methods.
A parent/infant swimming class for ages 3 and
under is scheduled for June 4-7 with classes available
at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Registration deadline is May 31.
Cost is $30.
An adult swimming class for ages 15 and up is
scheduled for June 25-28 with classes available at 9
a.m., 10 a.m., or 7 p.m. Registration deadline is June
18. Cost is $45. For information, call pool manager
Rance Massengill at 718-2473.
Children's swimming lessons for ages four and up
are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June
11-21 with a registration deadline of June 4; Session
2: July 9-19, with a registration deadline of July 2;
Session 3: July 30-Aug. 9, with a registration deadline
of July 23. Classes are available at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 7
p.m.
Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which
meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost
of regular swimming lessons is $45. Pre-registration is
required, with a $5 lateregistration fee. For informa-
tion, call pool manager Rance Massengill at 718-2473.

Chipola Baseball Camps
Chipola baseball coach Jeff Johnson will offer three
camps. A hitting camp for ages 7-18 will meet June
11-12. Cost is $100. A pitching camp for ages 7-18 will
meet June 13-14. Cost is $1001 A skills camp for ages
7-8 will meet June 18-19. Cost is $100.
A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is
$250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m.-to noon.
For information, contact assistant coach Chris
Hutcheson at 718-2332.

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we've got a couple of good
backups in Justin Kent and
Gray Gilmore. That's where
it starts for me offensively."
Cokely said what he likes
most about Knowles is his
ability to make plays with
his arm and his feet.
"Him being a dual threat
gives us a little better
chance to move the ball
and I like that," he said.
"He can run it, and he's
throwing the ball real well.
But the passing game is
about timing, so it's always
going to be a little bit be-
hind the running game
and defense."
While Friday's game
won't be a conventional
format featuring a real live
opponent, Cokely said that
doesn't mean there won't
be a regular season inten-
sity to the action.
"Our practices are com-
petitive. Any time guys are
out there competing hard
to win a spot, it's going to
be lively," he said. "There
are some guys who have
done a lot in the weight
room to make themselves
pretty good players, and
they have to compete ev-
ery day for their spot. Fri-
day will be no different.
"We just all need to get
better and keep working
towards our goal of being
,a very good team. We're a
long way from announcing
a fall starting lineup."


hit by a pitch and scored
on a fielder's choice for
the first run, with Mat-
thews following with a
two-RBI single to left field
to make it 7-2.
Dawson Smith then de-
livered the big blow with
a three-run homer to
straightawayienter field
to make it an eight-run
Lions advantage.
Alday & Howell did an-
swer with a rally in the top
of the sixth, taking advan-
tage of five walks to score
three runs.
But a pair of strikeouts
by Dawson Smith finally
ended the game with the
bases loaded.
With the win, Lions im-
proved to 11-1 on the sea-
son, while Alday & Howell
fell to 5-4-1.


second to end the inning.
In the bottom of the sev-
enth, Miles hit a one-out
single to center field, but
he was erased on a force at
second after a ground ball
to third by Ty Russ. Long
then flied out to left field for
the final out of the game.
Troy Kite also had two
hits and an RBI for Union
County, with Cole Kite add-
ing a hit, a run and an RBI.
Miles, Kodi Russ and
Worthing all had two hits to
. lead the Blue Devils, while
Agolio, Ty Russ and Long all
had a hit.


SPORTS


Bulldogs
From Page 1B
to get better each day that
we're out there," Cokely
said. "Offensively, we're not
trying to put a lot in, just a
few things and do them
well. We're working on our
inside running game and
a couple of perimeter con-
cepts we have, and once
,we start getting those, we'll
move on to some more.
We're also, trying trying to spend a
lot of time getting guys on
the field and seeig who
can play which position.
"But I think we're a little
bit closer."
One of the biggest ques-
tions going into the spring
was who would take over at
quarterback for the gradu-
ated Michael Mader, an is-
sue made more significant
by the Bulldogs' transition
from the Wing-T offense to
a more balanced attack.
While nothing is set
in stone at the position,
there is an early leader to
be the Marianna signal
caller in rising junior Der-
rick Knowles, who Cokely
said is exiting the spring as.
the No. 1 guy on the depth
chart.
"Derrick is stepping up at
quarterback and that has
helped," the coach said.
"He's done a pretty good
job of taking the lead, and


MARKSKINN'ER/FLORIDAN
James Holon is congratulated by his teammates after hitting
a homer Tuesday night for the Alday and Howell Engineering
team.


MERE
From Page 1B
second when Johnson
reached on an infield sin-
gle, stole second base, and
eventually came around
to score on a wild pitch.
James Hollon led off the
top of the third with a solo
home run to right field to
pull Alday & Howell to
within a pair of runs at
4-2.
But Dawsbn Smith came
on in relief for Lions in the
fourth and settled things
down, working a perfect
fourth inning and striking
out two in the fifth.
In 'the bottom of the
fifth, Lions blew the game
open with six more runs.
Malachi Aydelotte was


Devils
From Page 1B
it 5-0.
Cole Kite added an RBI
single in the fifth before,
Holmes County finally got
on the board in the bottom
of the inning on an RBI tri-
ple by Philip Agolio and an
RBI single by Jacky Miles to
make it 6-2.
An RBI double by Worth-
ingin the sixth scored Chase
Forehand to cut the margin
to three, but a groundout
by Agolio stranded him at








WEDNESDAY, MAY 23,2012 3BF


JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com


Browns' Fujita says bounty charges "not true"


The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio Forced to fight
for his name in a "public trial"
against the NFL, Browns line-
backer Scott Fujita vowed he did
not participate in the New Or-
leans Saints' bounty program.
.Fujita, suspended for three
games by the league for alleg-
edly contributing "a significant
amount" of money to a pay-for-
hits pool while he played for the
Saints, maintained his innocence
on Tuesday in his first public
comments since the disturbing
scandal broke.
"That is not true," he said.
SThe 10-year veteran has ap-
pealed the penalty handed down
by commissioner Roger Goodell.
Fujita, however, said he's more
determined to clear his name
and protect his image than mak-
ing sure he's in Cleveland's start-
ing lineup for the season opener
on Sept. 9.
"Listen," he said, his voice-ris-
ing. "My reputation is a lot more
valuable to me than three game
checks (about $644,000). My
track record speaks for itself."
Fujita was one of four players
reprimanded by the league fol-
lowing its investigation into the
Saints' bounty program, which
was run by former defensive co-
ordinator Gregg Williams from
2009-11. New Orleans linebacker
Jonathan Vilma was suspended
for the entire season, Green
Bay defensive tackle Anthony
Hargrove was suspended eight
games and Saints defensive end
Will Smith for four.
Following the Browns' first
practice of organized team activ-
itie (OTAs), Fujita, who played in
New Orleans from 2006-09, spent
more than 10 minutes answer-
ing questions about the bounty
scandal, which has rocked the
league and indelibly stained the
Saints.
Fujita said the claims against
him have hurt personally and
that he's now pitted in a battle of
his word against the league's.
"That's the reality of the situ-
ation that we're in, and unfor-
tunately for a lot of us, we're on
public trial and that's unfortu-
nate," said Fujita, who serves as
an executive committee member


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita (99) leaves a media interview following practice at the team's headquarters in
Berea, Ohio, on Tuesday.

"My reputation is a lot more valuable to me than three game checks. My track record speaks
for itself
Scott Fujita,
Current Cleveland Browns and former New Orleans Saints linebacker


for the NFL Players Association.
"But I'm just going to stick with
iny previous statements, and
there will come a time when I'll
be ready to share everything, but
now is not the time."
When he was suspended, Fu-
jita released a statement profess-
ing he did nothing wrong. He
referred to the statement several
times during his interview ses-
sion, which began with him step-
ping behind a podium surround-
ed by cameras and microphones
and saying, "fire away."
Fujita kept his composure
throughout. He only became
emotional when he described
learning about the investigation
while he was in the hospital with
his wife as she was giving birth to
the couple's third daughter. Fuji-
ta said news of the league's probe
blindsided him.
"I was never even alerted about
it," he said. "I had a problem
with that. That was at a time
when I was supposed to be with
my family, spending time with
my newborn daughter so I was
disappointed in that. Since that
time, again, the idea of being on
a public trial is a difficult situa-
tion to be in. It's our word against
theirs and that's frustrating, but


the reality is that I know what ac-
tually happened and that's why I
can stand by those statements."
SFujita would not say if he plans
4,tigation against the league.
Vilma recently filed a defama-
tion lawsuit Goodell, claiming
the commissioner made false
statements that tarnished his
reputation.
Fujita paused when he' was
asked if he had evidence that
would clear his name.
,"It's just my word against theirs
*id it's a tough situation to be
in," he said. "Can I go to bed at
night and look at myself in the
mirror and know what actually
happened? Yeah. But it's an uphill
battle. Can I go toe to toe with the
media and all that kind of stuff?
It's a challenging prospect."
Fujita-said the next step in his
appeal is a hearing on May 30 in
Philadelphia. He said the league
has not shown him any of the ev-
idence it says it has against him.
As for Goodell, Fujita said he's
sympathetic to the difficulties
he has in upholding the league's
rules.
"It's a challenging position
he's in and I'm sensitive to that,"
Fujita said. "But I think there's
also a better way to go about


doing things."
The audiotape of Williams tell-
ing players to target areas to in-
jure San Francisco players in this
year's playoffs may appear to be
disturbing and could be used
as evidence, Fujita said. But he
said it's not out of the norm in
football.
"We've all been in locker rooms
where inappropriate things are
said, that are over the top and
sound highly inappropriate to
the rest of the world," he said.
"But I've been in some locker
rooms through high school, col-
lege and the league, it sounds
crazy, but players for the most
part just laugh it off and, 'Hey,
that guy's just being crazy.' The
tape itself, it wasn't evidence of
anything, other than a coach say-
ing some inappropriate things."
Fujita has been a staunch ad-
vocate for player safety, and his
supposed involvement in the
bounty program, would seem to
cast him as a hypocrite. The 33-
year-old, who is socially active
and a community leader every-
where he's played, was asked if
the assertion that he's a contra-
dictory figure is one of the things
that bothers him most.
"Absolutely. For me, moving


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forward, I have a master's degree
in education. One of my goals is
when I'm done playing, I want
to go back and I want to teach.
All right?" he said, smacking his
hand on the podium. "If this kind
of thing prevents me from being
able to get hired, I'm not OK with
that."
Fujita remains optimistic his
appeal will be overturned. He's
looking forward to being able
to focus his energies on playing
football and "having the best sea-
son of my career."
He has been given no date by
the league when his case will be
resolved.

NFL wins salary cap fight
with Redskins, Cowboys
ATLANTA An arbitrator up-
held the NFL's salary cap reduc-
tions on the Dallas Cowboys and
Washington Redskins for this
season and next.
,Stephen Burbank ruled Tues-
day in favor of the league and
dismissed the grievances by both
teams. The Redskins lost $36 mil-
lion over two years. The Cowboys
lost $10 million for overloading
contracts during the uncapped
2010 season despite league warn-
ings about such maneuvering.
The Cowboys and Redskins,
who filed their grievances against
the league and players' asso-
ciation, said in a joint statement
they would "abide by the arbitra-
tor's decision to dismiss."
"We will continue to focus on
our football teams and the 2012
season," the NFC rivals said.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
compared the dynamics of the
salary cap with using a credit
card.
"The way you work around the
salary cap is you kind of use the
credit card to spend money that
you won't be spending in the fu-
ture," Jones said Tuesday at the
owners meeting. "So it caused us
to do more credit card spending
in the future."
Redskins general manager
Bruce Allen said the team is "ob-
viously disappointed." Asked
how losing another $18 million
might inhibit the Redskins, he
said: "We'll see. We'll have time to
talk about it."








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Tiger the only one who can measure progress


The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE
The trouble with trying to
measure the progress of
Tiger Woods is that by his
own definition, he never really
gets there. Even when he was at
his best, Woods always thought
he could get better.
So while winning tournaments
is the goal, that's not always the
best gauge.
Woods preached patience
two weeks ago at The Players
Championship when he said,
"Guys, I've done this before. I've
been through this.... I had some
pretty good runs after that, and
this is no different." He then
tied for 40th at Sawgrass for the
worst three-tournament stretch
of his PGA Tour career, which
followed what some thought
was a breakthrough victory at
Bay Hill.
Puzzling? Yes.
Alarming? Not necessarily.
Go back to early 1999, when
it looked as though Woods had
finally figured out the swing
overhaul under Butch Harmon
with a 62-65 weekend at Torrey
Pines for'a two-shot victory..At
his next tournament, Woods
began a streak of 15 consecutive
rounds without breaking 70. It
wasn't until that epiphany on
the range some three months
later --"Butchy, I've got it," he
famously told his coach that
Woods was able to play by feel
and went on a run for the ages.
The revamped swing under
Hank Haney appeared to finally
come together in 2005 when
Woods outlasted Phil Mickelson
in that dramatic duel at Doral,
and then a month later he won
the Masters with a birdie on the


DougFerguson
SNational Golf Columnist


first extra hole. Mission accom-
plished? Not quite. Two tourna-
ments later, Woods missed the
cut for the first time in more
than seven years.
Woods is finishing up what
could be his last two-week break
until October. Starting next
week with the Memorial, he is
scheduled to play seven tour-
naments in the next 11 weeks
through the PGA Champion-
ship, which precedes the FedEx
Cup playoffs.
To figure out his progress
going into this pivotal stretch is
more difficult than ever.
Consider his last six tourna-
ments. Woods closed with a 62
and made Rory McIlroy sweat to
win the Honda Classic. He with-
drew midway through the final
round of Doral with tightness
in his left Achilles tendon. He
won Bay Hill. He had his worst
showing ever atthe Masters as a
pro. He missed the cut at Quail
Hollow. He was never a factor at
The Players Championship.
Woods was at Congressional
on Monday to promote the
AT&T National, which benefits
his foundation, when the
question came up again.
How will you know you're
back?
"Well, I won a tournament al-
ready," Woods said with a laugh.
When he won the Chevron


World Challenge in December
for his first win since November
2009, he told of getting a text
from a friend reminding him
of the lyrics from an LL Cool J
song: "Don't call it a comeback,
I've been here for years.".
. But it is a comeback. The old
TigerWoods, who averaged
more than six wins a year for an
entire decade, had gone MIA.
And by now, Woods knows he
will always be measured against
his past.
"I remember I had a pretty
good year in 2000," Woods said.
"And I didn't win for a couple
months. And the word'slump'
came about. And that's basi-
cally the same thing that just
happened here. Just played
three events and, 'When are you
back?' Well, I just won a tourna-
ment three tournaments ago."
Looking back on his perfor-
mance during.the other two
swing changes, there's room for
skepticism.
Harmon said he and Woods
began revamping his swing after
the 1997 season. Based only on
results, Woods' big run began
with back-to-back wins in Ger-
many and the Memorial at the
end of May 1999.
In the 35 tournaments he
played while rebuilding his
game, he still managed to finish
in the top five in nearly half of
his tournaments, and he was in
the top 10 just over 65 percent
of the time. He never missed a
cut. Only five times did he finish
out of the top 25. He won three
times.
Haney said he formally began
working with Woods before Bay
Hill in 2004. In the 24 tourna-
ments until he won the 2005
Masters, Woods finished in the


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Tiger Woods hits from the 15th fairway during the final round of the Players
Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.


top five 50 percent of the time,
63 percent of the time he was in
the top 10, and he finished out
of the top 25 just twice. He never
missed a cut (he wound up
missing two cuts later that year).
He won three times.
The results are far different
during his latest swing change.
In the 28 tournaments since
Sean Foley first worked with
him at the 2010 PGA Champion-
ship, Woods has finished in the
top 10 only 36 percent of the
time (10 tournaments), and he
has finished out of the top 25
the same number of times. He
has missed three cuts. He won
twice.
Then again, Woods went
nearly four months without
completing a tournament
because of leg injuries in 2011.
It wasn't until last fall when he
could work out and practice
without restrictions.
Even if the starting point more


realistically is the Frys.com
Open last October, Woods has
five finishes in the top five (and
top 10) compared with four
finishes out of the.top 25.
It's the number of tourna-
ments where he was an also-ran
that raises questions.
But so mpch is different under
Foley, unrelated to what he is
teaching. Unlike the previous
two changes, Woods did not
have to cope with physical scars
(four surgeries on his left knee)
and emotional scars (public
ridicule from serial adultery that
led to divorce).
He began changing his swing
with Harmon when he was 22.
He was 28 when he revamped
his swing under Haney. Woods
is now 36.
It's not as easy, and it shows.
But if or when he goes on
another big run, he shouldn't
argue if someone calls it a
comeback.


Europe's version of The Players Championship


The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE Two
weeks after the best Euro-
peans came over to Florida
for the PGA Tour's premier
tournament, the favor
is not being returned at
the European Tour's flag-
ship event. This is nothing
new, and while the BMW
PGA Championship offers
big world ranking points,
there's a massive discrep-
ancy in prize money.
The Players Champion-
ship had a $9.5 million
purse. Wentworth has a
prize fund of about $5.7
million. And those PGA
Tour players who want to
play this week can always
go to Colonial for a $6.4
million purse.,
Luke Donald wishes it
would attract more Ameri-
cans, though he under-
stands the reasons not to
play.
"You don't have to travel
far to play in a $6 million
event at a great course at
Colonial," Donald said at
Sawgrass. "But I've always
been a proponent of to get
the most out of your game,
it's important to travel and
to experience new places. I
think at least go try it once,
and if you don't like it, fair
enough. But it's:a big event
on our tour. It's considered
our Players Championship
of the European Tour. And
I would have thought that
would incite some interest
in some of the big Ameri-
cans that would be exempt
for it."
Wentworth takes the top


50intheworldranking, and
past major champions.
Two of three Americans
in the field do not have full
PGA Tour status this year
- former PGA champions
Rich Beem and Shaun Mi-
cheel. The other is former
British Open champion
Ben Curtis, who did not
have a full card until he
won the Texas Open last
month. Curtis had planned
to play in England, and
even though his home-
town event at the Memo-
rial is next week, he did not
back out.
"Both are great tourna-
ments," LeeWestwood said
of The Players and Went-
wbrth. "Obviously being a
European, I hold the BMW
PGA in high regard. But
after the four major cham-
pionships, I would put the
World Golf Champion-
ships, this (Players) and
the BMW PGA in another
category just below that."
) SPONGE RETURNS: Lee
Westwood found a replace-
ment caddie in a sandwich
shop on the Gold Coast of
Australia.
There's a little more to the
story in the Sydney Morn-
ing Herald about Mike
Waite, who will be filling in
for the injured Billy Foster
during a critical run of ma-
jors for Westwood. Waite is
a longtime caddie known
as "Sponge" among his
peers. He was on the bag
for Michael Campbell's
U.S. Open win at Pinehurst
No. 2 in 2005.
But when Robert Allenby
fired him in 2010, Waite


decided to quit and spend
time with his three young
children. He bought a Sub-
way franchise on the Golf
Coast, and business is go-
ing so well that he has a full
staff to run the place. That
made Waite think about
caddying again, as long
as the right opportunity
presented itself.
Westwood is about as
good an opportunity as
there is.
Waite called Foster and
asked him to put in a good
word. A few weeks later, he
called Westwood's man-
ager and was told he was
among five finalists. A few
hours later, Chubby Chan-
dler rang him and asked,
"Have you got visas for UK,
Sweden and the US?"
Sponge made his last
sandwich on Thursday
and headed forWentworth
for the BMW PGA Cham-
pionship. Then, it's off to
Sweden and San Francisco
for the U.S. Open.
This is the second time
Waite has filled in for
Foster. Campbell had to
qualify for the U.S. Open
at Pinehurst, and Waite
had nowhere to stay. Fos-
ter was caddying in 2005
for Darren Clarke, who
had to withdraw because
of an injury. Waite wound
up taking Foster's place
in a house he had booked
with four other caddies. It
turned out to be a pretty
good week.
) TIGER'S NIECE: Chey-
enne Woods is following in,
her uncle's footsteps at
least for management.


Excel Sports Manage-
ment says the niece of Ti-
ger Woods has joined Mark
Steinberg's stable of cli-
ents. Steinberg has repre-
sented Woods since 1999,
first at IMG before joining
Excel last summer.
Cheyenne Woods was
an All-American at Wake
Forest, where she set the
lowest scoring average in
school history and won
the ACC Championship
by seven shots. She grad-
uated with a degree in
communications.
"She had an outstand-'
ing career at Wake Forest
and has the chance to be a
major star on the women's
golf scene," Steinberg said.
She will seek sponsor
exemptions this summer
and go to LPGA qualifying
school later this year.
) USGA LOVES L.A.: Golf
fans in Los Angeles are get-
ting the two biggest ama-
teur tournaments just one
month apart in 2017.
The USGA announced
that Riviera Country Club
will host the U.S. Amateur
on Aug. 14-20, with nearby
Bel-Air Country Club also
being used during the
two rounds of qualifying
to reach the 64 players in
match play.
A month later, the Walker
Cup goes to Los Ange-
les Country Club (North
Course). All three courses
are within about 10 miles
of each other.
Riviera, site of the North-
ern Trust Open on the PGA
Tour, will become only the
11th course to host the U.S.


Open, U.S. Senior Open
and U.S. Amateur.
) MARINO RETURNS:
After four months, Steve
Marino is ready to get back
to golf next week at the
Memorial.
Marino had surgery last
October to repair a torn
meniscus in his right knee,
and then played three
straight weeks to start the
2012 season without mixed
results and too much.pain.
He missed the cut in Ho-
nolulu, tied for .19th at
the Humana Challenge
and tied'for 66th at Torrey
Pines.
"I tried to play in Janu-
ary, but I experienced a
lot of swelling and pain,"
Marino said. "If you try to
come back too early, you


can do more damage. So I
had to learn how to be pa-
tient. I have done that, and
I have gone through the
necessary rehab and now
I am eager to get back out
on tour."
Marino is the second
player who had surgery in
the offseason, played early
in the year and wound up
taking a big chunk of time
off. Dustin Johnson, who
last played at Doral, also is
scheduled to return at the
Memorial.
) STAT OF THE WEEK:
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$1,088,363 in seven starts.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.
T they've got nine
championships
between them and
a combined five victories
on the single most prolific
day of racing of the year.
Dario Franchitti and
Jimmie Johnson also share
a friendship, even if it's
from afar. They follow
each other's races, text
back and forth during the
season and give the public
a glimpse of their mutual
admiration via Twitter.
"Well done
(at)JimmieJohnson on the
race last night, massively
impressive," Franchitti
tweeted following John-
son's victoryin NASCAR's
All-Star race oh Saturday
night.
They are, for the most
part, the most decorated
drivers over the last six
years from their respective
series.
Johnson's record run of
five consecutive Sprint
Cup titles was snapped
last season, but Franchitti
won his third-straight title
to make it four champi-
onships in the last five
IndyCar seasons.
"We keep threatening to
drink some beers together
to celebrate all these
championships," Johnson
said.
Both will be on the
center stage Sunday
for the biggest day of
motorsports.
It begins early for
Franchitti, who will watch
on television as cousin
Paul di Resta races in For-
mula One's Monaco Grand
Prix. Franchitti's turn
comes before lunch, when
he will attempt to win his
third Indianapolis 500.
Johnson will be watch-
ing from his motorhome
at Charlotte Motor Speed-
way, where he will try for
his fourth Coca-Cola 600
victory Sunday night.
"I catch the start, it's on


Jimmie Johnson (left) and Dario Franchitti laugh together during a qualifying for the Sprint
Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Feb. 29, 2008. Between them, they have
nine championships and five victories on auto racing's biggest day of the year.


every television at Char-
lotte Motor Speedway,"
Johnson said. "Then you
go do your hospitality and
sponsor events, the driver
meeting and usually as I
get back, I'm lucky enough
to catch the finish."
Franchitti knows no
matter how his day goes
in Indy, he'll be in front of
the television before the
night is over.
"Of course you go see
what Jimmie and the boys
are up to," he said.
The racing community
can be small sometimes,
even though it spans the
globe.
Drivers cross paths com-
ing up through the ranks '
- Danica Patrick and Sam
Hornish Jr. raced go-karts.
against each other as kids,
both made it to IndyCar
and both now race against
each other full-time in-
NASCAR's Nationwide
Series and make friend-
ships that carry far beyond
the track.
Franchitti and Johnson,
in a conference call with
The Associated Press,


recalled how their friend-
ship began.
They met in 2005, when
-Johnson was teammates
with Franchitti's little
brother, Marino, in the
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
sports car race. Marino
introduced Johnson to his
brother, and before the
event was over, a group of
six or so drivers had spent
an evening together at the
local dog track.
"I got to know Marino
first, and I felt like getting
to know Marino, they can't
be too different," Johnson
said. "If I can connect
with Marino, then I can
connect with Dario. And
I wanted to, I rooted for
Dario before I knew him.
I'd watched him for a lot of
years, and I always appre-
ciated his passion and the
way he carried himself.
"Dario's always been
that guy for me in open
-wheel."
Despite different back-
grounds -Johnson grew
up in Southern California,
Franchitti in Scotland
- the two both ooze cool,


and they have an appre-
ciation for the finer things
in,life. Johnson married
former model Chandra
Janway, Franchitti is mar-
ried to actress Ashley Judd.
But in racing, both are
lauded for their on-track
accomplishments and off-
track professionalism.
"I like the way Jimmie
goes racing. I like the way
he controls the car, and
the ways he just has two
sides," Franchitti said.
"What he does on track
is just phenomenal, but I
also like the way he con-
ducts himself off the track.
We have similar attitude in
that regard.
"And the fact that he
won five championships
in a row, I think it says a
lot about him. To find the -
motivation to win two or
three, but then to go and
do five and still be hungry
for more, it's unbelievable.
He one of racing's good
guys. One of the best on
and off the track."
Franchitti got to see it
firsthand in 2008, when he
left IndyCar for NASCAR.


He'd won his first Indy
500 and series champion-
ship the year before, and
slid over to stock cars for
a new challenge. It was a
short-lived experiment
for Franchitti, who broke
his ankle in an accident at
Talladega and ultimately
fell victim to the economic
downturn and sponsor-
ship woes.
Franchitti ran just 10
Cup races his best
finish was 22nd before
team owner Chip Ganassi
ptulled the plug because of
the sponsorship issues.
'I went in there with my
eyes somewhat closed,
I should have done my
homework and driven
the car before I went,"
Franchitti said. "With the
Cup car, I struggled to get
the hang of what the car
needed to drive it. It was
difficult to adapt to, and I
think it would have taken
a bit more time. I'd ask
Jimmie what do you do
here? And he'd tell me, and
I'd think 'I can't do what
you do.'"
Franchitti doesn't regret
giving it a try, and points
out he wouldn't have
been able to return the
* next year to IndyCar with
Ganassi, where he's won
another Indy 500 and
three consecutive cham-
pionships, if he hadn't
partnered with the team
owner for the NASCAR
ride.
"I was also able to learn
some things about myself;
all of a sudden I was run-
ning nowhere near what
I was used to, and I had
to dig deep for any sort of
performance," he said. "I
had to take some lumps
along the way, it made me
a bit stronger. And I real-
ized I didn't get thrill from
it that I get from driving
IndyCar."
Johnson hasn't had a
chance to try IndyCar,
and a promise to his wife-
not to race anything that
lacks a roof has stalled his


dream of ever running
the Indy 500. But he is
hopeful that he can one
day at least experience an
Indycar in a closed-course
test.
"There is a void there,
and Dario has been help-
ful and encouraging fors
me to come give it a shot,"
Johnson said. "I have a
lot of friends in the sport,
they've always talked
about it, and I would love
that chance. I grew up
wanting to be an IndyCar
driver:"
Should Johnson ever get
into an IndyCar, Franchitti
wants to be present "just
to see Jimmie's face after
the first few laps." Beyond
that, he thinks both he
and Johnson will be just
fine with their current
jobs.
"I am back in IndyCar
doing what I should be
doing and what I want to
be doing," Franchitti said.
"We're both doing exactly
what we should be doing."
And in a sense, they get
to live vicariously through
each other. Johnson was
criticized last year for say-
ing IndyCar should aban-
don ovals following the
death of Dan Wheldon in
an accident at Las Vegas,
but the many active driv-
ers he knows understood
his comments were out of
concern for his friends.
So as he heads into this
Sunday's race, he encour-
ages his NASCAR fans to
check out Franchitti and
the Indy 500.
"For the longest time,
as NASCAR was trying to
outgrow IndyCar, or be
bigger than them, there
were some hardcore fans
who took the stance, 'I'm
just NASCAR, or I'm just
IndyCar,"' Johnson said.
"I don't subscribe to that,
and I think that is fading.
If motorsports is strong,
it's because all of the series
are strong. We're all race
fans, and the reason I
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make you feel uncomfort-
able lately, this might not
be the best day to bring it
up.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Being in the compa-
ny of those who can afford
to spend lavishly might,
leave you at odds with your
wallet.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Unless you are of
singular purpose, certain
objectives that you hoped
to get done won't be ac-
complished. Attempting
several jobs simultaneous-
ly could cause you to cross
your wires.
ARIES (March 21-April
19)- You'll know what is
expected of you, yet you
simply might riot want to
comply.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) This isn't going to
be one of your better days
for handling your personal
resources or, as a matter
of fact, the resources of
others.


Snnie's Mailbox


Dear Annie: After more than 40 years
of devotion to my husband, I have finally
realized what a stonehearted jerk he is.
I have done everything in my power to
love, respect and encourage him. But I've
fallen into a patten of picking up the
pieces of my heart and overlooking my
own hurt in order to give him another
chance and keep peace in our home.
All of this is "not important" to him,
as he has told me numerous times. My
marriage is terribly lonely. Year after year,
lis disinterest and disregard for my feel-
ings have chipped away at the love I qnce
had. I have fought hard to.stay in his life,
and he tells me, "So what?" and "Leave if
you want to." My pleadings fall on deaf
ears, and he refuses to discuss it.
I have raised our children and worked
beside him and also outside the home.


Bridge


Leonardo da Vinci 'said, "A well-spent day
brings happy sleep."
A well-played bridge deal brings happiness to
declarer and his partner.
How should South make his side happy in this
deal? He is in three no-trump and West leads his
fourth-highest heart.
It was reasonable for North to use Stayman to
try to find a 4-4 spade fit; although, with the sin-
gleton heart king, there was also a case for rais-
/ ing to three no-trump.
South starts with onlyfour top tricks: one spade,
two hearts and one club. Four tricks are available
from diamonds, but another winner must come
from somewhere, presumably spades.
It looks obvious to play on diamonds first,
but it is fatal with this layout. East wins with
his ace and returns a heart. West establishes his
suit while he still has the spade king as. an entry
card.
Declarer must realize that he is happy to have
West on lead, because he cannot play another
heart without conceding a third trick in the suit.
So it is correct to play a spade to the jack at trick
two.
If the finesse wins, South can drive out the dia-
mond ace and have nine tricks: two spades, two
hearts, four diamonds and one club.
Here, though, the finesse loses. West cannot do
better than to shift to clubs, but declarer takes
the trick, cashes the spade ace, and plays on dia-
monds. The contract fails only if the defenders
can cash three club tricks and if they can do
that, the contract was unmakable.


I have contributed as much as he has to
build our life together. This is obviously
not how I envisioned our retirement, but
I have had enough and am finally ready
to begin a new life without him. Where
do I start?
BEYOND SAD

Dear Beyond: With counseling. Not
necessarily to save your marriage, but
to help you move forward in whatever
direction helps you. After 40 years, there
maybe a great deal of grief for the loss of
y6ur relationship, fear of the unknown
future, worry about finances and loneli-
ness, as well as the need to forgive. You
have a great many choices and adjust-
ments to make, and counseling will help
you navigate. If you choose divorce,
please also see an attorney. Good luck.


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S. 50hp Evinrude 1 live 5 window, split windshield, original engine
well, electric anchor, and transmission, body in good condition.
trolling, mtr, fish finder. PRICED TO SELL $9,500. Call 717-542-1374
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OBO 850-352-1095
Bed Frame, Queen sz, brand new, $40 850-
693-6645
BOOKS: Manga (Various) $2-$3 ea. 850-573-
5393 anytime after 4pm
Camera, Olympus ,Auto digital, not a toy, new
in box, $159 FIRM, 850-482-7665 after 12 p.m.
Camper Top white 6' 6" long by 5' 1" wide,
side windows, $165, 850-592-8769
Car Seats (2) matching, 30-601bs, blue plaid,
new $25 each 850-526-3426
Chaise lounge chair, interior, stripe, 60"long,
26"across, 33"tall, $50, 850-557-4062 ,
COCA-COLA Refrigerator on wheels, 4' Round,
works great $75 850-592-2881
Coffee table & 2 side table set, Solid Oak wood,
Very Nice $250 334-671-0070 Mornings
Corner Computer Desk $40 850-592-3261
Crib sleigh style $55 850-526-3426
Crutches, nearly new, $20 850-573-4744
Desk Large 6 drawer desk, oak finish, 59"
across, 33" deep, 30" tall, $50, 850-557-4062
Dinette set with 4 chairs, wood, $50 OBO 850-
209-4447
Dining Room Set, 6 piece, Cherry top, great
condition, $425 850-693-3321
Dining Table w/4 Chairs, Dark Brown, Solid
Woody Very Nice $300 334-671-0070 Mornings
Dresser, large with 5 drawers & a door $60
850-573-4744
Dresser, mahogany, $75 850-693-6645
Dresser, real wood, great condition. $45 each,
OBO. 850-209-6977
Dryer, Kenmore Natural Gas, Front Loader, per-
fect shape, $300 850-272-1059
File Cabinets, all metal, 4 drawers $50 OBO
Call 850-526-3614


Football Game, ESPN Arcade Style, free stand-
ing (3 ft tall) $20 850-573-4744
Go cart full frame $100; carrier hitch for cargo.
5001b.capacity,alum.,New$50 334-984-2044
Hot Water Heater, Tankless, Propane, Recondi-
tioned, $250 OBO 850-209-6977
Iron Farm Wheels: Antique 3 Ig $50. each.
1 sm $25. or all for $165. Call 334-379-7248
Over-Stuffed.Chair $25 850-209-6977
Phone, AT&T LG STRIVE. $60 OBO 850-443-
6806
Playstation 2 (2), four games, three control-
ler, $100 for all, 850-408-8659
Playstation 3, two games, one controller, $150
850-408-8659
Recliner, Light Brown, Very Beautiful $250
334-671-0070 Mornings
Refrigerator, small Magic Chef, 19x19, $30
850-526-3426
Rocking Horse, painted white, large, very stur-
dy, $35 850-526-3426
Sofa/Loveseat, dark brown, like new, good
condition, $350 850-693-3321
Tire Rims, (4) 8 lugs set for 3/4 ton Chevy $80
OBO 850-573-2500
Toddler Bike, 2 wheel, includes training wheels,
perfect cond. $25 OBO. 850-209-6977
TV, 55" Big Screen, needs work, $275 850-693-
3321
TV, RCA 26", $50 OBO 850-209-4447
TV Table w/front glass, dark brown wood. $40
334-671-0070 Mornings
Valve Covers, Monoso Chevy for big block
engine, $40 FIRM 850-573-2500
Wii with Mario game, excellent condition $125
850-526-3426
Wire wheel hubcaps -15" w/Cadillac emblem;
no dents. $100 for 5 or $25 ea. 850-209-1361


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2BR 1 BA in Greenwood Area, $420 + $400 dep.
CH/A, water/garbage/sewer/lawn included.
850-569-1015
3/2 DW, w/jacuzzi, dishwasher, stove, fridge,
CH/A, in Marianna, Available Now,
H20/septic/lawn/ pest/garb. incl $710 + dep
850-209-1027
3/2 Mobile Homes in Cottondale. NO PETS
CH&A $500/Month $250 deposit
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Chipola River, Magnolia Rd. $550/mo. 1st, last
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Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
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MH's for Rent includes water, garbage, lawn
care, No Pets 850-592-1639
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WANTED TO BUY All Types of Timber Land
Between Dothan & Panama City
500 + Acre min. 334-470-0225


Mystic Dunes and Golf Resort Club Timeshares
- Minutes aways from from.DisneyWdrld and
other major attractions in the Orlando area. Lo-
cated on 600 acres with a professional de-
signed golf course, unit is located on the
greens. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, very upgraded.
visit: www.diamond resorts.com and select the
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Arctic Cat 550 4WD. Like new. Must see. only
has around 100 miles on it. Always kept in-
doors. Lots of extras. Call 334,798-2356 if inter-
ested, $7,000


E Sea-Doo '01 Challenger
Bombadier, w/Garmin,
Twin Engine, Seats 5. Exc.
cond.Great for wakeboarding
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'99 Damon Day Break 34' white, 36K miles new
refrigerator, new tires, new awning, excellent
shape, garage kept $18K miles 334-588-0671.
Allegro 2005 38ft:
3 slides, auto leveling,
In-motion Sat. & Home Thea-
ter system, washer/dryer,
central Vac., King bed and
hide away queen sofa bed,
3 Tv's & DVD. Too many to list. Exc. Cond.
No Pets or Smoking. $135,000. 850-294-3792
Gulfstream '90 ULTRA, 27',
Good All Around Cond.,
$8K OBO, Generator,
Awnings, Coleman A/C
w/heat strip, 2 gas tanks,
36 Gallon fresh water; Fully Self Contained.
Lots of basement storage, 1 owner, Sleeps 7
comfortably. Call 334-7937288
Winnebago '99 Motor home: 32ft, sleep 6, gas
engine w/gas saver system installed, 32k
miles, brand new tires, full tank of gas, oil
changed, must see to appreciate.
PRICE NEG! Call 334-685-3810


Bounder'97 RV
$15,999, Very Clean,
Slide, 13k Miles
334-714-2700




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1100 AF Cruisers (Wave Run-
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Clemens juror: 'Why should we believe you?'


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON-Among
the 29 questions the Roger
Clemens jury wanted to
ask the pitcher's chief ac-
cuser, Brian McNamee,
one cut to the heart of the
case.
"Why should we believe
you when you have shown
so many inconsistencies in
your testimonies?"
"I won't ask that," U.S.
District Judge Reggie Wal-
ton declared during a
bench conference with
trial attorneys to decide
which juror questions he
would read. "That's for
them to decide."
The question makes it
sound as if at least one of
the jurors in the perjury
case has serious doubts
about the credibility of the
government's key witness
against the 11-time All-
Star pitcher.
Or it could be that the ju-
ror believes McNamee, but
wanted to play devil's ad-
vocate just to make sure.'
If the World Series can
have days off, so can tri-
als of baseball players. The
court 'did not sit Tuesday
because the judge had an-
other obligation, a timely
pause following five-plus
grueling days of testimony
from the government's key
witness. In addition, Wal-
ton's practice, rare among
judges, of allowing jurors
to submit their own ques-
tions allows an unusual
mid-trial glimpse of how
the case looks to those


whose opinions will ulti-
mately matter most.
Clemens is charged with
lying to Congress when he
testified in 2008 that he
had never used steroids or
human growth hormone.
McNamee, Clemens' long-
time strength coach, says
he' injected Clemens with
steroids in 1998, 2000 and
2001 and with HGH in
2000. He is the trial's only
witness to claim firsthand
knowledge of Clemens us-
ing those substances.
SOf course, when the
World Series takes a break,
it's easy to tell who is win-
ning. Definitive scores are
kept. The first team.to get
four victories takes home
the trophy..
The subjective nature
of a jury trial makes such
score-keeping impossible,
especially when consider-
ing that this jury cares little
about baseball and knew
little or nothing about Cle-
mens at the outset. The
government might end up
having the better case, but
-by then the. jurors might
have been put off by a
plodding presentation by
prosecutors that is literally
putting people to sleep.
Clemens' top lawyer,
Rusty Hardin, could have
the opposite problem. He
is colorful, witty and dis-
plays the type of court-
room personality lacking
by the government, but
his scattershot method
of cross-examination' is
confusing and sometimes
hilarious.


The trial was always
going to revolve around
McNamee's credibility
- it's not an understate-
ment that he is 95 percent
of the government's case
- so the jurors' impres-
sions of him are crucial.
On Monday, they wrote
their questions for him on
index cards supplied by
the court. The judge then
huddled with lawyers from
both sides out of earshot
of the jury to decide which
ones can be asked.
The sheer fact that there
were 29 questions shows
a degree of uncertainty
about McNamee's testimo-
ny. At least two questions
dealt with how'McNamee
came to assume that Cle-
mens had previously used
steroids in 1998.. (McNa-
mee essentially says he
pieced it together through
fragments of overheard
conversation and locker
room innuendo.) Some-
one wanted to know how
McNamee could have
been "surprised" to see
HGH items in a shaving
kit in Clemens' bathroom
before injecting Clemens'
wife, Debbie, sometime
around 2003.
. One question referred to
a couple of "email threads"
between Clemens and
McNamee. The judge and
Clemens' lawyer, showing
a deficiency in cyber-vo-
cabulary, were perplexed.
Prosecutor Daniel But-
ler had to explain: "In
other words, a series of
emails."


The jury has been ush-
ered in and out of the
courtroom repeatedly
during the trial. At other
times, they're subjected to
listening to "white noise"
from the speakers while
the judge and lawyers hold
lengthy conferences. They
are fully aware that they're
not being told everything,
and one was curious about
'an email that had a huge
portion blacked out in the
middle.
"May the jury see the
complete email and the
rest of the email trail?" the
juror wrote on the card.
The answer was no. The
deleted portion dealt with
an incident in Florida in
2001, when McNamee was
investigated for an alleged
sexual assault involving
a woman who was found
to have a date rape drug
in her system. He was not
charged.
There was another sig-
nificant question that was
not asked, but it proved
a boon to the govern-
ment. The question: "Did
you ever inject any other
players with steroids or
HGH?"
Clemens' lawyers ob-
jected to the word "in-
ject." They already have a
concern with the fact that
McNamee was allowed to
say he "provided" HGH
to Clemens teammates
Andy Pettitte and Chuck
Knoblauch and' that he
helped another player,
,Mike Stanton, get those
substances.


Roger Clemens prepares to sign an autograph as he leaves
federal court in Washington on Monday after a day of testimony
in the sixth week of the perjury trial.


NFL passes new pad rules for players


The Associated Press

ATLANTA-The NFL has
made thigh and knee pads
mandatory equipment for
the 2013 season, some-
thing the players' union
could oppose because the
move was' not collectively
bargained.
Atlanta Falcons presi-
dent Rich McKay, chair-
man of the competition
committee, said Tuesday
at an owners meeting that
because this is a playing
rule, the league can apply
it unilaterally.
"We have a vote of the
membership and can
implement," McKay said.
"Some of us felt we were
remiss that we took it out
of the rule book high
school and college makes
it mandatory and in our
mind that is how it should
be and will be in 2013.
"We have some work to
do with theuunion."
McKay said. the league


will'meet with NFL Players
Association representa-
tives on the issue, some-
thing they have discussed
in the past.
The NFLPA did not im-
mediately respond to a re-
quest for comment.
The pads rule won't go
into effect until next year
so equipment manufac-
turers can work on safety
and comfort.
McKay couldn't see any
negatives about adding the
thigh and knee pads.
"There's no downside,
they have to add some sort
of protection," he said. "In
our football system, every-
one wears them up to our
game. Common sense tells
you it has to be safer for
(protection against) thigh
injuries and knee bruises.
If players have worn it in
Pop Warner, high school
and college ... from a safety
standpoint it is time to put
it back in."
Former All-Pro safety


Troy Vincent, now an NFL
vice president, explained
why there could be push-
back from the players.
"It's psychological., Less
pads you are faster, skin-
nier, that's just the. way
I was introduced to the
(pro) game," he said. "It's
a culture shift. They will
adjust."
Should a player not have
the pads on when he enters
a game, he will be sent off
the field by a game official.
"It's the same .as if he
ran on without a helmet,'
McKay said. "It is a safety
rule."
The owriers also voted to
move the training deadline
from after Week 6 to after
Week 8, and to allow one
"marquee" player placed
on injured reserve to re-
turn to practice after the
sixth game and to the line-
up after the eighth game.
That player must be on the
53-man roster after the fi-
nal preseason cut.


Terrell Suggs, the 2011
Defensive Player of the
Year, could' fall into thai
category. Suggs recently
underwent surgery for a
torn Achilles tendon. If the
Ravens believe Suggs can
make it back in midsea-
son, as the linebacker has
predicted, they could use
the IR special designation
for him.


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