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Vol. 89 No, 138
for Flat Road project
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
As Jackson County Com-
the possibility of gearing
up for another major round
of road-paving projects,
they're beginning to hear
from people who want to
be on that next list.
The county is currently
working through a $10
million, multi-phase pav-
ipg project, using a por-
tion of its annual gas tax
fund distribution to pay off
the. loan as the payments
come due. This is the first
organized paving project
of this size since the mid-
1980s, according to Com-
mission Chairman Chuck
And commissioners say
they may embark on an-,
other one when it's done.
Two weeks ago, some
residents who live on or
near the grouping of Neal's
Landing, Bowers and Lib-
erty Hill roads asked the
county to .consider paving
the full length of those dirt
This week, a contingent
from Flat Road put that
road's name in the hat.
See ROAD, Page 7A
Horace Horne, foreground, and Willie Hartsfield appeared
before Jackson County Commissioners Tuesday on behalf
of their neighborhoods, asking that the county to pave Flat
EXPLORING MERRITT'S MILL POND
A after reading about Merritt's Mill Pond on the Internet, vacationers Cindy and Mark Pickett from
Arkansas decided to explore it on their kayak while they were in town for the day.
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Compass Lake in the
Hills resident Jim Cowart
objects to some substan-
tial tree-cutting in his sub-
division, and last month
turned to Jackson County
Commissioners for help in
trying to halt the work.
their attorney look into the
matter, but his report this
Tuesday offered Cowart
little hope that the county
would step in.
Cowart had indicated to
the board that restrictions
exist to prevent the tree-
cutting, somewhere in the
early paperwork associat-
ed with the. establishment
of the Compass Lake in
the Hills subdivision more
than 40 years ago.
But Baker's research into
the subdivision's devel-
opment order and estab-
lishing ordinance yielded
no clear reference to any
large-parcel "drain ways"
that Cowart said are pro-
tected and meat to be left
in their natural states.
Instead, Baker said, the
restrictions in those docu-
ments only appear to re-
fer to some narrow strips
of easement that run
alongside the property in
At the same time, Baker
acknowledged that he can't
say for certain whether
the subdivision's Property
See TREES, Page 7A
67-year-old Graceville woman raising money for kidney transplant
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Ruby Ellis, a 67-year-old
woman from .Graceville,
has been on kidney dialy-
sis since 2005 awaiting a
new kidney after a previ-
ous transplant failed. She
is now at the top of the do-
nor list but 'when the call
comes for her new kidney,
she may have to pass on
the opportunity for a new
lease on life.
"She's been in good
in good spirits though."
ENTERTAINMENT...4B ) Li
Ellis and her family need
to raise about $7,000 to
cover the items her in-
surance won't, including
operation fees, room and
board at the hospital for
one month, and about
$1,200 for a 3-month
supply of medication.
So far, Ellis' family and
friends have raised just
under $3,000 and have a
few fundraisers planned in
the coming months.
Currently, the family is
selling 12 different flavors
of trail mix, including hon-
ey roasted peanuts, cara-
mel apple corn and cherry
red licorice, at $6 a bag. To
purchase a bag, call Davis
at 850-326-3478. The last
day to place an order will
be July 20 and the orders
will be in by August 6.
There will also be a
benefit concert by All in
One Gospel Singers at
5 p.m. on Aug. 4, at the
Union Hill Missionary Bap-
tist Church in Marianna.
Charles Milton, the group's
manager, has known Ellis
for about 25 years.
"She's a great person,"
Milton said. "She was al-
ways dedicated to the
community and her job..
She's a people's person. She
4A )> SPORTS...1-3B,8E
actually Works in the
community with her
Davis said Ellis is leaving
it in God's hands now, with
her one wish to be able
to see her grandson and
step-grandson grow up.
"With everything that's
going on, she's in really
good spirits and she has a
strong faith in God," Davis
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The Jackson County Floridan's policy
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Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
) Job Club 10:30 a.m. at the Marianna Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Mari-
anna. Learn job seeking/retention skills. No charge.
D Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
,to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
D Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
St. Anne's Thrift Store July Sale.- 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 4285 Second Ave., Marianna. Call 482-3734.
)) Orientation 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Marin-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Register for free job placement
and computer training; learn about services. Call
a Free Employability Workshops "EFM," 1:30 to
2:30 p.m.; "Resume,"3 to 4 p.m.; and "Mathemat-
.ics,"4 to 5 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center. Call 718-0326.
) Grand Ridge Public Hearing 6 p.m. in Grand
Ridge Town Hall, to discuss proposed water system
improvement projects for the 2012 DEO-CDBG
Application. A Fair Housing Workshop is at 6:15 p.m.
The regular monthly Council meeting follows. Call
) Free Summer Concert: Dickie Merritt & The
Original Bama Jam 7 p.m. at Citizens Park in
Marianna. Presented by Jackson County Parks and
Recreation, Main Street Marianna.
) 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, JULY 13
Money Sense -10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Mari-
anna. Free class teaches money-management skills.
a VFW Barbecue Rib Sale Fundraiser -11 a.m.
on US 90, across from Winn-Dixie in Marianna. Rib.-
slabs and plates (with sides and a drink) available.
Funds benefit Post 12046's local projects. Call 372-
2500 or 209-1919.
) Free Employability Workshops "Computer
Basics," 11 a.m. to noon.; "Soft Skills"' 1:30 to 2:30
p.m.; and "Spanish II,"3 to 4 p.m. at the Marianna
One Stop Career Center. Call 718-0326. .
D Malone Joy Club Chill Dog Fundralser 6 p.m.
Chill dogs, chips and tea available for $5 per plate.
Political candidates welcome. Call 569-2358.
a 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.
D Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
tb 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
: 'SATURDAY, JULY 14
D Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
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, JULY 15
D Peacock Family Reunion -10 a.m. in Frink
Gym, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Sam Adkins
Park, Blountstown. All family and friends are invited
to the James Kinson Peacock and Mary Elizabeth
Pierce Peacock Family Reunion. Bring a covered
dish, beverages and serving utensils; and photos;
family stories and a written summary of new family
) 90th Morris Family Reunion 10 a.m. at the
Alford Community Center. Bring your family, a
covered dish, and a baked good to be auctioned.
r Free Concert: "From Debussy to Adele" 4
p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church', US 90, down-
towniMarianna, featuring local soloist Elizabeth
n Jackson County Youth Council (NAACP)
Meeting 4 p.m. at the McLane Community
Center in Marianna. Discussed will be the upcoming
"Back to School Rally" with WMBB News,13
meteorologist Elissia Wilson. Call 693-3145,..
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351 W. Lafayette' St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
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
placement andicomputer training; learn about
services. CaH 526-0139.
D Free Employability Workshop "5 Steps to
Rapid Employment,"' to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday,
July 9-19 at the Marianna One Stop Career Center.
D Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 US 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,-
lessons, help; All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
n Alford Community Organization Meeting 6
p.m. in the Alford Community Center. New members
from Alford, surrounding communities invited to
join. Call 579-4482,638-4900 or 579-5173.
a Concerned American Patriots Meeting 6
p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Center,
US 90 West in Marianna Guests are state at-
torney candidates Glen Hess and Jim Appleman,
state.representative candidates Marti Coley and
Danny Glidewell, and County Commission District.
1 candidates Dr. Willie Spires and Alex McKinnie.
Non-perishable food donations will be collected.
x Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m;r inthe AA room of First United Methodist
Chdrch, 2901 Caledonia St.,'Marianna.
D Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
) St. Anne's Thrift Store July Sale 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 4285 Second Ave., Marianna. Call 482-3734.
) Free Internet/Email Class, Part 1- 11a.m. to
3 p.m.'at the Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
US 90 in Marianna (Part 2 is July 24, same time).
Call 526-0139. k
a Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna.
a Sewing Circle 1 p.m.at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
) Official Opening: Chipola Center for the Arts
- 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony (outside), fol-
lowed by a brief program, refreshments and tours of
the new facility (inside)..
) Jackson County School Board Meeting 4
p.m. at 2903 Jefferson St., Marianna. Public wel-
come. Agenda posted at JCSB.org. Call 482-1200.
D Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
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The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following.
incidents for July 9, the latest
available report: Three suspi-
cious people, two burglary
traffic stops, '.
one report of -- --'-
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one assault, one
bance, twvo animal complaints,
one sex offense and one assist
of another agency.
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
. reported the following incidents
for July 9, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls
may be related to after-hours
calls taken on behalf of Gracev-
Mile and Cottondale police
departments): One hospice
death, two stolen vehicles,
two abandoned vehicles, three
,reckless drivers, three suspi-
cious vehicles, one burglary
complaint, two verbal distur-
barices, one police response to
a fire, one residential single fire,
two woodland fires, one drug
offense, one power line down,
16 medical calls, three burglary
alarm complaints, one fire
alarm complaint, seven traffic
stops, three larceny complaints,
one civil dispute, two trespass-
ing complaints, four juvenile
complaints, one assault, one
fight in progress, one sex
offense, two fraud complaints,
two assists of a motorist/pe-
destrian, one retail theft/shop-
lifting complaint, three public
service calls, one welfare check,
three transports and two
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Curtis Llpford, 42, 5023 Wil-
burs Way, Marianna, hold for
)) Diana Philllps, 40, 3559
Carters Mill Road, Apt. 205,
Montgomery, Ala., failure to
appear, driving while license
) Nicholas Barnes, 30, 2087
GarryAve., Marianna, hold for
) Timothy Cook, 25, 4820
Highway 90E, Marianna,
violation of conditional release.
) James Slay, 37, 7875 Paula
St., Sneads, failure to appear.
) Tiffany Myrick, 30, 2921 Sun-
set Drive, Marianna, sentenced.
) Jane Douglas, 50, 46 Wood-
land Drive, Georgetown, Ga.,
failure to appear.
) Roy Collins, 36,30 Nelson
Road, Crawfordville, violation
of state probation.
S Cristopher Wunderilch, 39,
3266 N. Sailboat Ave., Crystal
River, hold for court.
JAIL POPULATION: 240
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers .
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Chipola Center for the Arts is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.
Chipola ceremony will mark opening of new arts center
Special to the Floridan
Chipola College officials will
mark the opening on the new
Chipola Center for the Arts with
a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at 4
,p.m. Tuesday, July 17.
Members of the Chipola Dis-
trict Board of Trustees will cut
the ribbon outside promptly at 4
p.m. Guests will move inside for
a brief program, refreshments
and tours of the new $16 million
The Center for the Arts is locat-
ed on the north end of campus
on Prough Drive, just off of River
Forest Road. The 56,000-square-
foot building features ,a main
theater with a balcony and seat-
ing for 655 patrons. The most
intriguing feature of the new
complex is the "black box," an
experimental theater designed
for audiences of 100. The cen-
ter also includes an art gallery,
dance studio, reception area,
professional dressing 'rooms,
scene and costume shops. The
main theater is equipped with
state-of-the-art systems for
sound, rigging sand lighting to
handle shows of all types.
Chipola president Dr. Gene
Prough said, "The new Center
for the Arts is the largest build-
ing project in the history of the
college. This will be a showplace
for the performing arts for our
students and the community."
The new Center for the Arts
will replace the current 350-
seat theater, which was built in
1958. The old theater was short
on space and even shorter on
The Chipola Fine and Perform-
ing Arts Department provides
programming for an estimated
10,000 visitors per year. In ad-
dition to' three annual college
theater productions, the college
also is home to four annual artist-
series events and special perfor-
mances area school children.
Alligator bites off swim g teen's arm
The Associated Press
MOORE HAVEN An alligator at
least 10 feet long lunged at a teen-
ager swimming in a river and bit off
the teen's right arm below the elbow,
state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
Kaleb Langdale, 17, survived
the encounter Monday. in the Ca-
looSahatchee River west of Lake
Okeechobee. Wildlife officers who
caught and killed the alligator re-
trieved the arm, but doctors were
unable to reattach it.
"We found the alligator that was re-
sponsible," Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission spokes-
man Jorge Pino said. "We were able
to kill the .alligator and dissect the
alligator, remove the arm and trans,,
port the arm to the hospital to see
if, the doctors could reattach the
The alligator was 10 or 11 feet long;
Pino said. The teen was in good con-
dition Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hos-.,
pital in Fort Myers. His friends told
Fort Myers television station WBBH
that, while the arm could not be
reattached, Langdale was in good
Special tothe Floridan
The following marriages
.and divorces were record-
ed in Jackson County dur-
ing the week of July 2-6:
and Teddrick Lenard Shaw.
Steven Eric Mayhall
and April Dawn White.
) Valaria Suzett Mitchell
and Jim Richard Slater.
)) Lisa Clorean Joyner and
John Edward Revells Jr.
))Karen Lenora Davis and
) Robert Wilton Maloy
and Margie Nicole Melvin.
The alligator went straight for
Langdale as he was swimming, Matt "He was waving, saying, 'Callthe
Baker said. paramedics! My arm is gone.'"
"It came at him and he put his arm :
in the way instead of letting it get to Gary Beck,
his body. It took his arm and him i friend of victim
under," Baker said.
Another friend said Langdale "We have millions of people swim-
popped out of the water shortly after ming in the state's waterways and
being bitten. nothing happens," he said.
"He was waving, saying, 'Call the Since 1948, 224 people have suf-
paramedics! My arm is gone!'" Gary feared major alligator bites, including
Beck said. 22 fatal bites, according to June 2011
The Glades County area near Lake conservation commission data.
Okeechiobee where Langdale was Wildlife officials were investigat-
.swimming is known to have several ing what caused the alligator to bite
large alligators in it; Pino said. Langdale.
Alligators are more active this time "We want to understand the dy-
of year because it's their mating sea- namics of the bite and understand
son, which makes them more ag- what happened, what the alligator
gressive and inquisitive as they're was doing, what the young man was
looking for food and for mates. Wild- doing, to see if there's anything we
life officers warn that alligators can can learn from this," Pino said. "
call just about any body of water in Last month, an airboat captain
Florida home. was giving a tour in southwest
"Anything that makes any splash Florida when a 9-foot alligator bit
in the water or any little commotion off his left hand. The family on the
in the water may attract them to that boat said the captain hadi hung a fish
particular location," Pino said. over the side of the boat and had his
It's rare for wild alligators to bite hand at the water's surface when the
humans, though, Pino said. alligator bit him.
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LOCAL & STATE
law is divisive
he U.S. Supreme Court has spoken on the
S tll-important issue of immigration but, as
,Lis too often the case, the justices delivered a
This deprives the public of needed clarity on the
The high court's 5-3 ruling June 25 struck down
much of Arizona's harsh immigration-control law,
saying enforcement is largely a federal matter.
(Justice Elena Kagan recused herself because she
had worked on the case before joining the Su-
Importantly, the court majority rejected the
criminalization of certain violations .and pro-
hibited police from arresting people on minor
But the court let stand, for now, the most
controversial provision of the Arizona law: the
requirement that police check the citizenship
status of people reasonably suspected of being in
the country illegally.
Mirror of public opinion,
Adding to the muddle was the divided nature
of the court itself. As aWall Street Journal re-
port noted, "The court's three most conserva-
tive members, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence
Thomas and Samuel Alito, each filed separate
dissents saying they would have upheld the
entire Arizona law- or, in Justice Alito's case; all
but one provision. None joined the dissent of the
other, suggesting disagreement over the basis for
upholding the state law."
The court's divisions on illegal immigration are
to some extent'mirrored by the public's. Mul-
tiple polls show strong support for Arizona-style
document checks. Yet other polls show that, "
when asked whether illegals should be deported,
most Americans do not agree with such a harsh
The high court's decision heightens pressure on
Congress to address immigration reforms, but the
moderation that is needed on this politically ex-
plosive subject is unlikely to be found in a heated
presidential election season.'
To be sure, an uncontrolled flood of people
across the border is not in the best interest of
communities, citizens or immigrants. The un-
checked inflow can depress U.S. wages and
Illegal entry is also unfair to the many legal
immigrants who Wait, sometimes years, for their
turn to come here.
Lawmakers should seek measured solutions,
not hot-button strategies that widen the political
Defend the borders, yes, but team enforcement
with policies-that bring undocumented immi-
grants out of the shadows, allow them to contrib-
ute to the economy and find a path to citizenship.
In other words, treat them humanely the
This editorial was published on Tuesday, July 10, in the Lakeland L,edger.
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It's easy to earn aloser label
B ill Young, the longest-serving
Republican in Congress, ywas
being bashed by liberals last
week for being "insensitive."
To sensitive liberals, this is the
worst of crimes. It outranks more
minor transgressions such as trying
to protect your borders or trying
to eliminate voting fraud. And it's
on a par with amassing great sums
of wealth by actually producing
something, as opposed to being
able to stuff a ball through a hoop
or impersonating someone in front
of a camera.
What insensitive thing Young
did was answer a question at a
public event. Some Michael Moore
wannabe, or "progressive activist"
with a video camera as he was de-
scribed, was beratingYoung for not
supporting a $10 minimum wage.
Young told him to get a job.
But the liberal media get to de-
termine who among us are winners
and losers. It is one of their perks.
So Young was deemed a "loser"
because he "came across as insen-
sitive in a tough economy" and*
it "earned him a healthy dose of
unflattering news coverage."
Got it? They gave him the news
coverage. It was free. He didn't earn
it. Then they blasted him for having
it, and labeled him a "loser."
They also determined with their
highly calibrated sensitometers
that it came across as insensitive.
To Whom? Not me. It came across
as a perfectly reasonable response.
Maybe my sensitometer is.on the
According to one story, the guy
had a job, making $8.50 an hour. If
he wanted to be paid $10 an hour,
one would expect him to apply for
a job paying that amount. Had he
applied for one?
We don't know. Not important to
have a critical fact when you are
beating up a-conservative con-
gressman. But the activist favored a
higher minimum wage. That made
him a hero to the liberal media.
They have compassion, you
But they seem a little cheap to
me. Why just $10? Why not $20?
That's roughly the average hourly
wage in America (2009). It also
happens to be the average wage of
Surely they want other people to
be paid as much as they are?
There is no need to stint when
you are spending OPM (Other
Liberals think minimum wages
are great. It is not important to
them that raising the minimum
wage casts thousands of people out
of their jobs or prevents them
from being hired, which is pretty
much the same thing or that the
majority of those sacrificed jobs are
held by black teenagers.
Next to paying people for not
working, paying people more than
the marketprice is a high priority
Like the commissars of the old
Soviet Union who calculated the
prices of millions of items in the
marketplace, liberals know better
thah employers and employees
what millions of people should
earn. Increasingly, it looks as if we
are going to be just as successful as
-the Ruskies were.
Letters to the Editor
President should administer
all laws, not pick and choose
. Recently, the President decided
he was going to stop enforcing
the immigration law as it pertains'
to children (almost up to age 30)
that are already here. A year ago
he publicly stated he didn't have
the power to do this but for some
reason changed his mind this year
(what possibly could be going on
now that would make.a.
Before all the liberals all run to
their-keyboards to write a reply
letter concerning immigration, I
should mention that this isn't about
that --it's about something far
more significant. ,
Indulge me in a little fantasy
scenario. Itis January 20, 2013, and
President Romney just finished
taking his oath of office. He turns to
the American people and says:
"My fellow Americans, as you
know I promised to eliminate
Obamacare when it was ruled
constitutional. Since we didn't
get the 60 senate seats'needed to
do that, I'm going to follow my
predecessor's example on immigra-
tion and decided not to enforce
the Health Law. There will be no
penalties to any insurance compa-
ny which decides to ignore it. That
"mandate" that starts next year, I've
directed the IRS (the enforcer of the
mandate) that they are not to add
any penalties (taxes?), In fact, Vice
President Ron Paul (it is, after all,
my fantasy) doesn't like anything
the IRS does so I've directed them
not to enforce any of the income
tax either. Instead of borrowing a
third of our revenue, we'll borrow
Most liberals should be given
pause by this. It does seem to be a
slippery slope they're on. The rea-
son we have a President is that he
is suppose to administer the laws.
If he chooses not to do so, he is not
doing his.job (try that at your place
'of work). If he can pick and choose
which laws to administer then he
can nullify (or at least temporar-
fly suspend) just about anything
depending upon which President
happens to be in residence.
We could very well live under one
set of laws when a Republican is in
the White House, and a completely
different set of laws when a Demo-
crat is there. You think the current
system is confusing..... ` "
If liberals still say that letting all
the immigrants in is worth com-
pletely changing our way of life, can
I make one.more observation? For
40 straight years the Democratic
party held both the House and'the
Senate (muchlike Obama had dur-
ing his first two years). The vast ma-
jority of laws we have to currently
live under were passed by them
during their all powerful era. Those
laws could be suspended every
time they lose the White House.
Of course this scenario wouldn't
last very long since sooner or later a
President will figure out that he can
stay in office if he doesn't enforce
\various election laws (wait, isn't
that happening right now here in
Florida?). The name given to that
type of government is, well,
Those that know me understand
that I don't have much good to say
about our incumbent President
- his economics, politics or foreign
policy leadership. I'm sure there
will be future letters about each
I must conclude, however, with a
rarity for me. Last week he apolo-
gized to Pakistan for a friendly fire
incident that killed two dozen of
their soldiers (or at least he had
Hillary dQ it). It was seven months
late but as they say, better late than
This was especially hard for him
since he made some mistakes
early in his term and took flack for
apologizing to other countries for
America. Because of that he was"
viewed as a weak president (while
he is indecisive he probably isn't
weak) and someone in his admin-
istration tried to counter this with
leaking classified information to
make him look stronger. That in-
vestigation, of course, is ongoing.
You can imagine then, the
amount of courage it took to apolo-
gize for a mistake this close to the
election. It was the right thing to
do and he should be applauded for
I had to include it here since I
don't know how much longer I'll
have to wait for him to do
something else warranting praise.
ROBERT E. PAINE
Concerns about Graceville
I know that the people on Brown
Street and College Drive are upset
to see people driving their cars and
trucks 50 mph in a 35-mph zone.
But what can we do to stop it?
Before you jump on the police de-
partment, don't blame them; they
are understaffed and don't have the
money to upgrade. They're doing
a great job with what they have to
Also, the commissioners are do-
ing the best they can in trying to
keep the city running and fixing the
streets, but have to wait for money
to do the work. But a few want
the city to clean up other people's
At the last meeting there were a
few who said it would not cost the
city any money to do this. Well,
guess what? At the first meeting of
the board that was appointed to
oversee this, they want a $1 tax put
on everyone to pay for this.
Wow. No cost?! But they did not
think of the people that live on
$700 to $800 a month and can't buy
a steak to eat from time to time be-
cause they have to use that money
for medications. But, ha, we can
tax them to clean up other people's
property or not upgrade the police
But you were warned and did not
attend the meeting on this when it
was discussed. But when the city is
cleaned up it will be beautiful, but
no streets fixed or police to protect
us or stop the speeding.
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Global warming tied to
risk of weather extremes
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Last year brought a
record heat wave to Texas, massive
floods in Bangkok and an unusually
warm November, in England. How
much has global warming boosted
the chances of events like that?.
Quite a lot in Texas and England,
but apparently not at all in Bangkok,
say new analyses released Tuesday.
Scientists can't blame any single
weather event on global warming,
but they can assess how climate
change has altered the odds of such
events happening, Tom Peterson
of the National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration told report-
ers in a briefing. He's an editor of a
report that includes the analyses
published by the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society.
In the Texas analysis, research-
ers at Oregon State University and
in England noted that the state suf-
fered through record heat last year. It
happened during a La Nina weather
pattern, the flip side of El Nino.
Caused by the cooling of the cen-
tral Pacific Ocean, La Nina generally
cools global temperatures but would
be expected to make the southern
United States warmer and drier than
usual. But beyond that, the scientists
wondered, would global warming,
affect the chances of such .an event
To find out, they ran a lot of com-
puter simulations of Texas climate
duringLaNinayears. They compared
the outcome of three such years in
the 1960s with that of .2008, which
was used as a stand-in for 2011 be-
. cause they were unable to simulate
last year. The idea, they said, was to
check the likelihood of such a heat
wave both before and after there was
a lot of man-made climate change,
which is primarily from burning
fossil fuels like coal and oil.
Their conclusion: Global warm-
ing has made such a Texas heat
wave about 20 times more likely to
happen during a La Nina year.
Using a similar approach, scien-
tists from Oxford University and the
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
In this Nov. 2011 photo, pedestrians use an elevated makeshift walkway to avoid
the floodwaters in Bangkok, Thailand, The year 2011 brought a record heat wave to
Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England.
British government looked at tem-
peratures in central England. Last
November was the second warm-,
est in that region in more than 300
years. And December 2010 was the
second coldest in that time.
Their analysis concluded that
global warming has made sych a
warm November about 62 times
more likely, and such a cold
December just half as likely.
Kevin Trenberth, of the National
Center for Atmospheric Research's
climate analysis section, said that
he found the Britain study to be
reasonable, given what he called
a flawed climate model. As for the
Texas result, he said that given how
the study was done, the calculated
increase in likelihood "could well be
'A third. analysis considered
unusually severe river flooding last
year in central and southern Thai-
land, including neighborhoods in
Bangkok. It found no sign that cli-
mate change played a role 'in that
event, noting that the amount of
rainfall was not very unusual. The
scale of the flooding was influenced
more by factors like reservoir opera-
tion policies, researchers wrote.
Also at the briefing, NOAA released
its report on the climate for 2011,
which included several statistics
similar to what it had announced
Last year was the coolest since
2008 in terms of global.average tem-
perature, but it still remained among
the 15 warmest years since records
began in the late 1800s, the agency
said. It was also above average for
the period 1980-2010.
Doctor: Assaulted girl's recovery a miracle
The Associated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE -
A 15-year-old girl's survival
from an attack in which
her head. was repeatedly
kicked and stomped by arn-
short of a "miracle" but she
likely will face a lifetime ol
a neurosurgeon testified
Tuesday.in the'trial of her
Dr. Randell Powell said
it took intense round-the-
clock care and three brain
operations to save the life
of Josie Lou Ratley follow-
ing the assault on her al
a middle school bus stop
in March 2010. 'Her brain
was bleeding from at least
five heavy blows and was
swelling so quickly, Powell
said, that he was surprised
she was still alive the next
"She was barely. cling-
ing to life. But she was still
alive. Which I thought was
amazing," Powell testified.
""I think it's a miracle that
she's alive, really."
Powell's testimony came
in the second day of the
murder trial' of 17-year-
old Wayne Treacy, who is
claiming innocence by
reason of insanity. Treacy's
defense is that he suffered
from post-traumatic stress,
disorder because of the re-
I cent suicide of his brother,
i. making him more prone
to rages and incapable of
telling right from'wrong.
S Treacy and Ratfley had'
exchanged a series of in-
f suiting and taunting text
messages the day of the
I attack, culminating with
r one in which Ratley told
Treacy to "go visit your
I dead brother."
If'convicted, Treacy faces
1 up to 50 years in prison.
If he is acquitted under
the insanity claim, he will
t likely still spend years in a
state mental institution, le-
i gal experts say. Treacy had
t been in gifted classes in
3 school before the assault.
I Ratley, also now 17, was
I in a coma for two weeks
, but gradually -began im-
proving, Powell testified.
She had to learn to walk
Sand talk again bult has
things and she has no
t memory of the attack or
much about hdr lengthy
hospital stay, the doctor
"More concerning is
that she's having trouble
'remembering new things.
That's probably going to be
permanent," Powell said.
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"I doubt that she's going to
be able to complete'school.
She probably will need
somebody to ,help look
after her. She's walking,
she's talking, she's eating.
But she's probably- going
'to have-significant psycho-
Prosecutor Maria Sch-
neider alsb questioned
several other .teenagers
who were at the Deerfield
Beach Middle School bus
loop when the attack took
place. They all testified
that the assault on Ratley
was quick and shocking,
silencing what is normally
a noisy crowd of kids just
after school let out.
'A boy was stomping,
his feet on a girl. He had
her head, he was banging
it into the ground," said
Quadiasha Moss, 16. ""I
was in shock. I never saw
anything like this before in
my life. It was like I couldn't
A Broward Sheriff's Of-
fice deputy who arrested
Treacy said she had seen
'him outside the school on
a bicycle a few minutes be-
fore school let out. Deputy
Ileiko Toth testified that
he seemed'to :be acting
normally and told her he
was simply waiting for a
Schneider asked if Treacy
seemed "out of it" or hav-
ing psychological issues'
after the attack. Toth said
no, but that he was crying.
initially'and then calmed
The prosecution's case
is likely to end Wednesday
morning. Then the de-
fense will put on its mental
health experts, who form
the crux of Treacy's case.
First lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with supporters as
she campaigns for her husband President Barack Obama at
Barbara Goleman High School on Tuesday in Miami Lakes.
husband in Florida
The Associated Press
MIAMI LAKES First
lady Michelle Obama told
supporters she is fired up
and urged them to "get it
done in Florida," during
a sweep'through the state
, Obama reminded vol-
unteers a few thousand
votes could make the dif-
ference in an extremely
close election in the fall.
The latest polls show.
her husband, President
Barack Obama, with a
narrow lead over Repub-
lican challenger Mitt
Romney. And Florida is
considered one of the top
battleground states with
29 electoral college votes
up for grabs. Obama's trip
marked her first official
public campaign jaunt
through Florida this year.
She has come previously
to promote her work as
first lady and to attend
Obama was in full cam-
paign mode as she high-
lighted her husband's ef-
forts to create more jobs
before a packed audience
at the Barbara Goleman
Senior High School gym
in the western Miami
suburb of Miami Lakes.
She also touted the pres-
ident's signature health'
care law, which she em-
phasized has increased
care ,for. many, as well'
eased access to contra-
ception for women and
enabled more thah 6
million young adults to
remain on their 'parents'
Obama urged everyone
in attendance to register
"It8 vey different this
time. I don't want him
to lose. There is much
morehe needs to do,
and Ifeell have to do
my part now."
Broward County school teacher
to vote and make sure
their neighbors registered
"Let me ask you one
more question?" the first
lady said as she finished
her speech. "Are you all
in? 'Cause I'm in. I'm so
way in, and I am so fired
Obama received a roar-
ing affirmative from
the more than 1,000
Clara Gabriel, 49, a
Broward County school
teacher, was among those
who signed up to volun-
teer with the campaign af-
ter the first lady's speech.
Gabriel, a native of Haiti,
voted for Obama in 2008,
but like several others in
attendance Tuesday, she
did not get involved with
the campaign during the
"It's very different this
time," she said. "I don't.
want him. to lose. There
is much more he needs to
do,'and I feel I have to do
my part now."
' The first lady was head-
ed to Orlando later Tuies-
day, where she was sched-
uled to address a crowd
in a 1,800-seat theater at
the University of Central
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Health care options for young, healthy and broke
The Associated Press
They're young, healthy
and flat broke and
now the government says
they have to buy thou-
sands of dollars' worth
of medical insurance.
What should tapped-out
Well, some may just do
nothing. The annual fine
for shrugging off the new
federal insurance require-
ment, which is to begin in
2014, starts out at a rela-
tively low $95, depending
on income. That would be
far cheaper than paying
But 'that doesn't' neces-
sarily make. blowing off
the mandate a good idea
for the fit and frugal. Mil-
lions of young people will
qualify for good deals on
health care if they take
time to sort through the
Many will get Medicaid
coverage at virtually no
cost. Others will qualify
for private insurance at
a fraction of the full pre-
miums. And health plans
offered under the law will
limit individuals' out-of-
pocket expenses to about
'$6,250 per year or less a
bulwark against gigantic,
unexpected medical bills.
"It doesn't have, to be
cancer or a heart attack or
even a bad car accident,"
said Karen Pollitz, a health
policy expert at the Kaiser
Family Foundation whose
own son needed $15,000
worth of surgery after he
broke his wrist while skate-
boarding at age 20. "Once
you show up in the ER, it
starts to cost you some
The plans also will cover
at no charge preventive
care such as HIV tests,
screening for depression
or alcoholism, flu shots,
hepatitis vaccine, contra-
ception' and pregnancy
care. And insurers will no
longer be able to exclude
or charge extra for people
who already have health
"It's the 15 percent of
young people who have
chronic conditions like
asthma or diabetes, and
the young women looking
to have a baby," said Aaron
Smith, 30, co-founder of
Young Invincibles, which
advocates for young
adults' health care. "That
discrimination won't fly in
Young Americans are
the least likely to be in-
sured: almost three of 10
adults who are under 35
aren't covered. And they
go to emergency rooms
more than any other group
It's still possible Presi-
dent Barack Obama's
health care law won't be
around in 2014, when
the big changes are to
kick in. Congressional
Republicans and GOP
Mitt Romney want to re-
peal "Obamacare" if they
win the November elec-
tions. Still, with open en-
rollment for the law's new
markets scheduled to be-
gin in October of nriext year,
it's prudent to start con-
sidering the options for
Got a job? Start there
More than half of Ameri-
cans already are covered
through their jobs.' But
young adults have the
nation's highest, unem-
ployment rate and also
are more likely to toil in
low-wage jobs without
Some employers, espe-
cially smaller businesses
paying lower, wages, may
now drop their plans and
expect their workers to get
government help. Other
businesses, but not quite
as many, will probably be-
gin coverage in response
to the law's penalties and
incentives for employers,
"It doesn't have to be cancer or a heart
attack or even a bad car accident.
Once you show up in the ER, it starts
to cost you some money."
/ Karen Polltz,
health policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation
the Congressional Budget
Younger than 26?
Lean on Mom or Dad
One of the law's most
in effect, ensures that par-
ents with family plans can
keep their adult kids en-
rolled until they turn 26,
if the children don't have a
suitable workplace option.
Pollitz's skateboarding son
is one of them.
The government es-
timates that 3.1 million
uninsured young peo-
ple already have gained
coverage this way.
Right now, Medicaid
mostly covers children and
low-income adults who
are disabled, pregnant
or raising kids. But the
health care law will push
states to expand Med-
icaid to also cover other
adults with incomes up to
around $15,000, 'adjusted
for inflation in 2014. That's
designed to account for
about half of the 30 million
people expected to gain
It may fall short, how-
ever. The Supreme Court
recently ruled that the fed-
eral government can't co-
erce states into joining the
Medicaid expansion. Some
states may decline to add
people to their rolls.
There's other help
Most people with in-
comes up to four times the
poverty level which cuir-
rently comes out to $44,680
for an individual or $92,200
$6,250 is met. While it may'
be tempting, caution is
"We really encourage
folks to do their homework
and look at the details of
the plan," said Smith, who's
organizing efforts to help
young people learn about
*their choices. "It's not just
the premium. You have to
for a family of four will look at wl
qualify for some help pay- ered, what
ing for private insurance, are."
Aid drops off sharply as in- .
come climbs, and younger Go bare?
people get smaller subsi- People w
dies than older folks whose to spend mn
insurance rates are higher. cent of thei
The lowest earners basic insure
shouldn't have to pay more from payir
than 2 percent of their in- they go wit]
comes toward insurance For other
premiums for mid-level can't afford
plans; those at the high want cover
end would have to con- ties start o:
tribute 9.5 percent. These in 2014.
plans also have significant. Private in
co-pays and deductibles, to set the
but some help is available 2014 plans,
there, too. 'age that w
For example, a single 26- the law is s
year-old earnnmg $16,000 oped. The
might pay $537 toward Budget Off
the annual premium for a 'ed that pre
mid-level "silver" plan, ac- bare-bones
cording to estimates from "bronze" -l
the Kaiser Family Founda- erage betw
tion. The rest of the premi- $5,000 per
um would be covered by a'
$2,853 tax credit. (Deduct-
ibles and co-pays could
cost up to an additional,
$2,083, depending on how
much care the person
A 26-year-old earning
$35,000 would pay $3,325
in premiums $277 a
month for the same
plan, after only a $66 tax
credit. (And that patient
might be on the hook for
another $4,167 in out-of-
A cheaper but
For those under 30
there's a special option to
buy "catastrophic" insur-
ance with the lowest pre-
miums but scant coverage
until a deductible of about
$3,400 for a
hat's being cov-
ho would have
lore than 8 per-
r income to buy
dance are exempt
ng a penalty if
s who feel they
d or just don't
rage, the penal-
ff relatively low
isurers have yet
prices for their
ill comply with
till being devel-
ice has estimat-
emiums for the
s plan, called
level might av-
een $4,500 and
r year. Family
it cost $12,500
* young adults
ilator gives a
timate of about
n average single
d who doesn't
fast, the first
for an individual is $95;
that's what a worker mak-
ing $16,000 would pay. A
$35,000 earner would owe
$255 not even a tenth
of the estimated $3,325 in
In 2016,, the minimum.
penalty rises to $695 and
it's capped at a little less
than 2.5 percent of tax-
able income. That's about
a $1,600 fine for someone
making $75,000 per year.
Even for the wealthi-
est folks the law says the
penalties can never ex-
ceed the average cost of a
"bronze" plan. But most of
those people already have
The Internal Revenue
Service could withhold the
penalties from taxpayers'
refunds if they don't show
proof of insurance. About
4 million people are ex-,
pected to end up paying
"For many young people,
this is the first time they've
had to deal. with health
insurance and the health
care system," said Smith.
"There will be a learning
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Dave WalOer seeks election
to District 2 Jackson
County School Board seat
I am Dave Waller, and I am seeking
election to the District 2 Jackson County
School Board seat.
I have lived in Marianna for the past 57
years. My wife of 27 years is Patty Waller.
We have two daughters and two sons.
Both daughters are teachers. Karrie
teaches in Orlando and Lori teaches at
We have grandchildren presently
attending Jackson County schools.
I attended Golson Elementary for
'grades 1-6 and Marianna High School
for grades 7-12.
I have an AAA degree from Chipola
Jr College, a B.S. degree in Elemen'-
tary Education from Troy State Uni-
versity and a M.E.D. degree in Ad-
ministration and Supervision :from
the University of West Florida.
I began my teaching career in 1979
at Marianna Middle School and have
taught at Alford Elementary, Cottondale
High School, Marianna High School and
In school year 2006-07, I received the
Merit Teacher Bonus for showing gains
in student FCAT scores.;I retired after 30
years of Teachiing in 2009.
I also had the pleasure of being a
coach at the following schools in Jackson
, Alford Elementary: girls volleyball
Cottondale High: girls track, boys
baseball and girls basketball.
a Marianna High: girls volleyball and
I have the experience of operating a
successful business for the past 17 years.,
I understand the importance of manag-
ing the day to day affairs of a business
and planning for future activities within
I am the only candidate that has run
a business from the ground up, includ-
ing: Management, payroll, invoicing,,
collection, ordering, delivering, plan-
ning for the future, cost cutting, pub-
lic relations, recruiting new clients,
maintaining a website, social meet-
ings and still being a parent, hus-
band and grandfather,
4 and advocate for my
grandchildren's future. '
My desire is to see-the
needs of all students and
parents, addressed in a
professional manner. I
Waller believe that the learning
process of our greatest re-
source, dur children, begins in the home..
With the guidance of parents, relatives,
church, teachers and administrators,
our children can become productive
citizens and in return contribute in a
positive way back to the community.
I am committed to the following:
) Open access from all parents,
teachers, principals and administrators.
) Looking into ways to save money
in day to day operations which could
free up monies to better educate our
,students and support our teachers.
) Creating a positive and conducive at-
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Beware summertime poisoning hazards
From staff reports .
Some items used dur-
ing summer fun can be
dangerous if ingested by
According to a Florida/
USVI Poison .Information
Center in Jacksonville
press release, charcoal
lighter fluid for barbecues
is a typical call for poison
control during the sum-
mer.When swallowed, the
fluid is usually swallowed
into the lungs, making it
difficult to breathe and
damaging the lungs. The
Center says to never try
.to cause anyone who
swallowed lighter fluid to
vomit,-as this can make
it worse. Call the Poison
help. line., "
As the weather warms
up, food poisoning be-
comes more prevalent
with symptoms spanning
from nausea to stomach
cramps. The Center advis-,
es to wash all countertops,
utensils and hands with
warm soapy water before
and after preparing food.
Also, thaw raw foods in'
the refrigerator, and don't
leave any perishable food
out of the refrigerator for
over two hours.
While on vacation,
From Page 1A
On behalf of several
people from the area whi
attended the meeting
Horace Home and Willie
Hartsfield appeared be
fore the board to make the
Asking for an estimate
of the cost difference be
tween traditional paving
and chip-seal treatment
Home was told that, whili
it varies widely with cir
cumstances, chip-seal cai
be cheaper by $85,000 tC
$235,000 per mile. He sai(
the community was opei
Even products like sunscreen that are intended to make
summer safer can be dangerous is used improperly.
make sure any medica-
tion, insect repellent or
sunscreen are out of reach
.of children. Try to store
medication in its original
bottle as other containers
may not be childproof.
Any bug 'spray applied
to the face should be first
sprayed onto the hands,
rubbed on the face in or-
der to avoid the eyes and
Avoid spraying the
'repellent on a child's'
hands as they tend to ppt
their hands or fingers in
their mouth. After being
outdoors, wash off the
to chip-sealing the road,
rather than traditional
Home pointed out that
Flat Road, a roughly 3.5-
mile stretch, is something
repellent with soap and
water. Before reapplying,
wash off the sprayed area
with soap and water.
Avoid underbrush, if
possible, while camping
as poison ivy or stinging
animals could be con-
cealed. Rinse any skin that
has come into contact
with poison ivy with run-
ning water for about 15
minutes. Any plant with
"leaves of three" should
For any poisoning emer-
gencies or for any ques-
tions, call the poison help
line at 1-800-222-1222.'
Paradise Club, Hartsfield,
Hearn and Buffalo roads.
Home .and Hartsfield
got .no commitment for
funding, with commis-
sioners saying most avail-
o .of a connector road be- able resources now ar
g, cause several other dirt already committed t
e roads come to it. Paving it, other projects, -but the'
- he said, could give travel- may have found some en
e .ers in that area a smooth- couragement in the com
er and safer ride from Flat ments made by one boar
e Road to busy, fully-paved member.
- Blue Springs Road to the Commissioner Kenn'
g south and to State Road Stephens said he felt tha
t, 69 to the north. Home Flat Road would be a good
e said Flat Road is the only candidate for a chip-sea
- logical path to those main application. When mor
n 'roads from the neighbor- paving funds becomE
o hood, which includes Ka- available, he indicated
d tie and Home lanes, Bell Flat Road could comr
n Way and Tracy, Amber, under consideration..
RICHARD L. BOLTE
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James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Frances Land Funeral
services will be at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
at James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox. Chapel.
Burial will follow at
Pinecrest Memorial Gar-'
; James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Wesley Dexter Neel, 58,
of Williamson, GA, died
Tuesday July 10, 2012 in
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Comer Wiggins, 85, of
Marianna died Tuesday,
July 10, 2012 in Graceville.
will be' announced by
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna; Florida 32446
Our precious mother,
grandmother, and great-
Frances Zimpelman, went
home to her heavenly fa-
ther on Monday, July 9,
2012 at her home with two
of her daughters by her
side. She was born Decem-
ber 17, 1923 to Thomas Ri-
chardson Haralson and
Mattie Lee (Demsdale)
Haralson in Rebecca, Ga.
Ms. Zimpelman grew up
'on. a farm picking cotton
and tobacco and helped in
raising her three younger
sisters. She lived and
worked in Marianna for
forty-five years, serving as a
waitress at Tony's Restau-
rant, Holiday Inn, and the
Elks Club. She .attended
and was a member of First
Assembly of God Church in
Marianna where, she drove
the church bus for several
Ms. Zimpelman was pre-
ceded in death by her pa-
rents, one sister, Lavada,
Grinner, and step mother,
Survivors includeher chil-
dren: Laverne Sellers (Ad-
dison) of Cottonwood, Al,
Ann Taylor of Marianna,
Frances Altman (James) of
Zolfo Springs, and General
"Hal" Taylor (Valerie) of
Debra Fortune (Ed), Ken-
neth Friedrich (Karen), Mi-
Schael Friedrich, and Joel
Connolly (Kevin), Heath
Stewart (Judy), Lisa Foster
(J.D.), Eva Davis (Tommy),
Troy Altman, Christopher
Taylor (Tlnya), Anthony
Taylor, Tina Albeo, Heath-
er Dawn Tucker (Adam),
Michelle Smith (Jim), Da-
vid Sellers (Denise), Debbie
Long ( Scott), and Duane
Sellers. 16, great-
grandchildren and 5 great-
A celebration of Fran-
ces's life will be held
Thursday, July 12, 2012 at
10 a.m. in the Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home with
Chaplain Gino Mayo offi-
ciating. 'A time of remem-
brance will be held Wed-
nesday July 11, 2012, from
6:30 p.m. til 8 00 p.m. at the
If you wish, donations
will be made to Emerald
Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafay-
ette St. Marianna, FL 32446, '
in memory of Ms.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
WAITINGOUT THE STORM
A en an afternoon thunderstorm forced a temporary
closure of the Blue Springs swimming area Tuesday,
lifeguards Salem Acuff,.Colby Obert, Mikey Smith and
Kelsey Barfield relaxed a little while waiting for the storm to pass so
they could return to duty.
Jim Cowart salvaged this section of a tree that was cut down at Compass Lake in the Hills.
Shown here pointing out the rings indicating age of the tree, Cowart objects to the cutting of
this and many other trees in the subdivision.
From Page 1A
Owners Association, in cutting, the
trees, is in violation of any covenants
associated with the land.
"I can't tell if there's been a violation,
but probably not," he said. "I think the
cuttings are taking place somewhere
else. There's no distinction between the
easements and the drainage ways in my
Cowart asked the county to look further,
referring to some soil conservation docu-
ments that he said he thinks may come
The board did not commit to any fur-
ther research, however, and Cowart didn't
' say if he was going to pursue the matter
Cowart, who said he's concerned about
wholesale cutting of old-growth trees, sal-
vaged a'section of one tree that was cut
down in the subdivision. He loaded that
cutting in his truck when he drove to the
board meeting last month. Although he
did not haul it into the session that night,
he sometimes uses it to point out the age
of some of the trees in question. Cowart
said he is concerned about potential ero-
sion problems and other environmental
issues that could arise as the result of the
Representatives of the Property Owners
Association maintain that it is fully within
its rights to cut the trees and is following
any applicable regulations as it does so.
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Alford Recreation will
hold pee wee tackle
football and cheerleading
sign-ups in Alford every
Saturday in July from 9
a.m. to noon'at the Alford
ball park located behind
the Dollar General store
on Hwy 231.
Sign-up is for kids ages
5 to 13 and cost $65 per
child. Girls are allowed to
Volunteers are still
needed for coaches
for both football and
Contact Patricia Melvin
at 326-2510 for more in-
formation, or visit Alford
The Marianna High
School Golf Team will bie
hosting atgolf tquma-
The event is a fundrais-
er for the upcoming year
for, the golf program. The
forrrfat will be a three-
manscramble at a cost pf
$85 per player.
Lunch will'be served on
Marianna golf coach
Scott Wiggiris said the
event serves as the team's
major fundraiser and
helps with travel, golf
bags and greens funds.
that are not covered in
the budget but assist in.
supporting the program.
For further informa-
tion, call Wiggins'at 573-
7506 or Brian McKeithan
The Brahdon Rook'
Gibson Basketball Camp
will be held July 19-21 at
Marianna High School.
The camp is for boys
and girls ages 6-17 and
runs from 8-11:30 a.m.
Registration fee is $35,
with registration starting
July 15 at MHS at 4:30'
Chipola College will
host a kids' basketball
camp for boys and girls
ages 5-14 onrJuly 16-19
at the Milton H. Johnson
The camp will run from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
each day and will include
from Chipola players and
Drinks and snacks will
be available in the con-
cession stand, and camp-
ers will also be able to get
autographs and photos
with Chipola players,
as well as a free Chipola
Cost is $60 per camper,
Tith registration at the
oor July 16 at 8 a.m. Ear-
ly registration is available
by contacting Chipola
assistant coach Kyle ,
Church at 919-491-1341,
or by e-mail at'churchk@
Chipola College will.,
offer swimming lessons
for all ages. Lessons are
based on a combination
lessons for ages four and
up are scheduled on the
following dates: Session
3: July 30-Aug. 9, with a
registration deadline of
July 23. Classes are avail-
able at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or
Sessions include eight
45-minute classes which
meet Monday through
Thursday for two weeks.
Cost of regular swimming
lessons is $45. Pre-regis-
tration is required, with
a $5 late registration fee.
For information, call pool
manager Rance Massen-
gill at 718-2473.
See BRIEFS. Page 2B
Ozone All-Stars win
Marianna starter Cameron Gray delivers a pitch in the in the team's win over Okeechobee in the Dixie Ozone state tournament. Gray threw a complete
game in earning the victory.
Gray lifts team .
to one win from
state title round
BY DUSTIN KENT
Cameron Gray struck out 11 batters
and drove in a pair of runs to help lift the
Marianna Ozone All-Stars to a 3-2 victory
over Okeechobee on Tuesday evening in
the Dixie Youth Ozone State Tournament
With the win, Marianna moved one. win
away from the state title round, return-
ing to action today against the winner of
Tuesday night's Sebring vs. East Lakeland
Marianna was able to overcome a
dominant pitching performance by
Okeechobee's Gabe Greseth, who struck
out a whopping 16 batters on the night.
Greseth also added a solo home run in the
bottom of the first inning.
But it was Gray that struck first in the top
of the inning with a two-RBI single to give
his team a 2-0 edge.
Marianna added another run in the third
inning before a rain delay stopped the
game for approximately a half hour with an
Okeechobee runner on third base with two
outs in the bottom of the fourth.
When the game resumed, Gray had two
strikes on Greseth, who chased a curve ball
in the dirt for strike three.
But the ball got away from the catcher,
allowing the run to score from third and
Greseth to make it to first, trimming the
lead to 3-2.
See OZONE, Page 2B
S. .,,. .
GENE MOODY//HIGHLANDS TODAY
Marianna's Wilton Pittman delivers a pitch in the Dixie AAA state
tournament game with Lake Placid. Lake Placid won 5-0 to end
Marianna's run in the tournament.
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Marianna AAA All-Stars saw
their season come to an end Tues-
day night in Sebring, as they fell to
Lake Placid 5-0 in the Dixie Youth
AAA Baseball Tournament.
It was the second loss of the dou-
ble elimination tournament for
Marianna, which also fell to West
Seminole 14-1 on Saturday.
Marianna came back Sunday to
. take a 7-3 victory over Calloway be-
fore making it two in a row with a
13-7 victory over East Lakeland on
That victory put Marianna two
wins away from the state title game,
but a dominant pitching perfor-
mance by Lake Placid's duo of
Royston Daly and Cody Carpenter
put an end to the run.
Daly started the game and went
the first three innings, holding Mar-
ianna hitless while striking out two
and walking none.
Carpenter came on in relief in
the fourth inning and finished
the game out, allowing just one,
hit, striking out three and walking
See AAA, Page 2B
Lewis decides to sign with Heat
The Associated Press
MIAMI Rashard Lewis has decided
to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet
another shooting option for the reigning
.Agent Tony Dutt said the free agent
forward and the Heat agreed to terms on
Tuesday, and Lewis is expected to sign
his contract Wednesday in Miami. Lew-
is' decision comes just four days after
Ray Allen agreed to accept an offer from
Allen and Lewis were Seattle team-
mates for five seasons, from 2003 through
2007 and both figure to fit perfectly
into Miami's plan to surround LeBron
James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh
with even more shooters who can stretch
Allen's 2,718 made 3-pointers are the
most in NBA history, and Lewis ranks
fifth among active players with 1,690
makes from beyond the arc.
Lewis will make the veteran minimum
rom Miami for this coming season,
worth about $1.3 million. He's picking up
mother $13.7 million because the final
year of his most recent contract--.a $118
million, six-year pact was bought out
earlier this offseason by New Orleans,
wvho acquired the 6-foot-10 forward in a
trade with Washington and then waived
Allen and Lewis are both likely to be
introduced by the Heat on Wednesday,
once procedural matters like physical
md paperwork are completed.
Teams may start signing their free
agents when the league's morato-
ium officially ends at 12:01 a.m.
Slowed by left knee problems this
past season, Lewis averaged 7.8 points
n 28 games for Washington. For
ais career, he's averaged 16.1 points
per game with Seattle, Orlando and THEASSOCIATEDPRESSFILE
Nashington. Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis (9) shoots over
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum during the game
See LEWIS, Page 2B in Portland, Ore on Feb.14. L
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Marianna AAA season
ended by Lake Placid
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Orange Bowl Classic
TULSA, Okla. --Tulsa
will face Florida State
and Air Force will take
on Florida in this year's
Orange Bowl Basketball
Classic, to be played three
days before the annual
football bowl game.
Tulsa officials an-
nounced Tuesday that the
Golden Hurricane's game
against Florida State will
be the opener pf the Dec.
From Page lB
Lewis' numbers in field-
goal percentage (.385),
3-point percentage (.239)
and scoring this past sea-
son all were the .second-
lowest of his career. Only
his frokie season of 1998-
99, when, he appeared
in 20 games, was less
From PagelB .
Youth Wrestling Club
Marianna Youth Wres-
tling Cub is holding
practice on Tuesdays and:
Thursday from 5-7:30
p'm. at the Old Marianna
High School Wrestling
All kids ages 5-18 are,
welcome to join. Call
coach Ron Thoreson for
further information at'
The first "Teeing Off" For
Kids golf tournament will
be held Aug. 25 at Indian
Springs Golf Course in
Marianna at 8 a;m.
Benefits of the
doubleheader, to be
followed by Florida-Air
Force. Game times will be
The games in the 19th
annual basketball clas-
sic will be played at the
BankAtlantic Center in
Tulsa, playing under
. first-year coach Danny
Manning, has'not faced
Florida State since the
1982-83 season. The
Seminoles lead the series
From wire reports
Still, he was someone the
Heat targeted early, in free
agency. Lewis met with
the team this past week-
end, and had interest fr6m
several other clubs-- New
York and Atlan-ta included
before eventually decid-
ing, that Miami would be
the best fit.
Lewis did not play after
the All-Star break, sitting
out Washington's final
tournament are going to
The Children's Burn Camp
of North Florida and The
Jackson Cotnty Firefight-
ers Association Charity
Cost is $65 per golfer and
$260 for a four-man team,
which includes 18 holes,
car, driving range, lunch,
goody bag and entries into
drawing. A hole in one will
win a new car from Rahal
For more inforrma-
tion, call RickyWinget at
850-557-2652 or e-mail at
SSend all sports items to editorial@
jcfloridan.com, or fax them to
850-482-4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson County
Floridan P.O. Box 520 Marianna, FL
Defending Tour champion
Evans hoping Wiggins falters
The Associated Press
VILLIE-MORGON, 'France -
Bradley Wiggins may have a firm
grip on the yellow jersey after the
first week of the Tour de France, but
defending champion Cadel Evans
isn't so sure the British rider can
keep up his relentless pace for the
entire race without faltering.
Evans is nearly 2 minutes behind
his main rival after losing time in
Monday's long time trial, 'which
But the Australian said Wiggins
is still relatively untested in major
races and is hoping his own experi-
ence will make the difference over
.the next two weeks, before the race
ends in Paris on July 22.
"If I was going to convince myself
From Page B
Okeechobee threatened again in
the fifth after earning a walk and
stealing second base with one out,
but Gray struck out Robert Jones,
and Pender Johnson made a dif-ing,
catch in left field for the third out,
saving the potential tying run.
Marianna loaded the bases with
a two-out rally in the top of the
sixth, but Greseth recorded his 16th
From Page 1B
Caleb Torbett had the only base
hit of the game for Marianna, a sin-
gle to left field in the top of the fifth
Torbett also started on the mound
and went the first two innings be-
fore giving way to Wilton Pittman
for the final two.
Shamar Mitchell led off the bot-
tom'of the first for Lake Placid vith
a double and later scored on an
error for the first run of the game.
nowhe was unbeatable and unstop-
pable, well I might as well decide on
second," Evans said Tuesday during
the Tour's first rest day. "He doesn't
have much of a history over three
weeks compared to someone like
Before triumphing on the
Champs-Elysees last year, the 35-.
year-old Evans had twice finished
second overall. Wiggins, a three-
time Olympic champion on the
track, achieved his best result on
the Tour three years ago when he
finished fourth. The lanky British
rider ended a disappointing 24th
in 2010 and crashed out of the race
with a broken collarbone last year.
"Most of the other riders in! the
first 10, we've 'seen them more at
their limits, have more three-week
strikeout of the night to keep his
team within a run.
Jarrett. Mills led off the bottom
of the sixth-with' a bunt single, but
Gray struck out the next two bat-
ters-to bring Greseth back up with
a chance to tie the game or win it
with a home run.
Greseth won a game earlier inthe
tournament with a walk-off grand.
slam, but there were no heroics
Tuesday night, as Gray induced,
him to hit a ground ball to second
for the final out. '
Carpenter added another with
an RBI double down the third base
line, later scoring after another
Marianna etror to make it 3-0.
Jace Johnston reached on the er-
ror and eventually came home on a
passed ball to score the fourth run
of the inning.
Lake Placid got another base-run-
ner off of another Marianna miscue
on a one-out error in the second,
but Torbett sat down the next two
hitters to end the inning.
Pittman came on in the third and:
retired the side in order, but Lake
Placid squeezed another run out in
Tours to judge them by," Evans
Wiggins acknowledged that he
lacks Evans' experience.
"This is my fourth Tour de France
going for GC (general classifica-
tion)," Wiggins said on the eve of
the first big mountain stage of the
race. "Each year's got a bit better.
Weive worked on those areas where
I was a bit weak. But I'm only hu-
man. Who knows what lies in store
Wiggins and his -Sky team have
dominated the race so far. The 32-
year-old Londoner outclassed all
his rivals in the time trial and the
British team set such a fast tem-
po during the first two medium
mountain stages that no other Tour
contender dared to attack.
Marianna coach Stan Mitchell
said that he was very proud of his
team's effort, especially in the ad-
verse weather conditions, and par-
ticularly Gray's performance on the
"Cameron performed real well
under pressure in the pouring rain,"
the coach said. "He was still able to
control the pitches we were giving
him. He really stood out well. It was
pouring rain and it was dark. The
conditions were against us, but he
stood firm and took it."
, Carpenter reached on another
Marianna error and scored on an
RBI sacrifice fly by Royston Daly to
left field to make it 5-0.
o Torbett's one-out single in the top
of the fifth gave Marianna brief life,
but Carpenter'retired the next two
batters oh a pop out and a lineout
to end the threat.
In the top of the sixth, Carpenter
gave Mariannrma no chance to get a
rally started, striking out Ben Wig-
gins and getting ground ball outs
from Brady Donaldson and Deacon
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The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. An in-
ternal investigation into whether
football coach Joe Paterno and
other Penn State officials helped
cover up reports that Jerry San-
dusky was molesting children in
the school's locker rooms will be
released Thursday, officials said
The report, commissioned by
school trustees following the
former assistant football coach's
arrest last year, is expected to re-
veal how the university treated
Sandusky after fielding com-
plaints about his encounters
with young boys in 1998 and
2001. It is also expected to cast
additional light on how Paterno
exerted control over the football
program while Sqndusky worked
under him and after Sandusky
retired from coaching.
. Not only could the report
shape how Paterno is remem-
bered, but it also could affect an
ongoing NCAA probe into the
school's conduct and criminal
.cases against two Penn State
The report is being issued by
former FBI director Louis Freeh,
who was hired by the university
to find out what school officials,
including Paterno, knew about
the child molester in their midst.
It will be published online at 9
a.m. Thursday. Investigators will
hold a news conference at 10
a.m. in Philadelphia to discuss
the findings and recommenda-
tions in the report.
The announcement came the
same day that ex-Penn State
president Graham i. Spanier's
lawyers said he told Freeh's in-
vestigators last week that he was
never informed that Sandusky
was spotted molesting a boy in-a
school shower. The lawyers were
rebutting reports that indicate
Spanier could have, tried to cover
up the abuse that ultimately led
to Paterno's firing;
Both Spanier and the Hall of
Fame coach were ousted by
school trustees a few days af-
terI Sandusky was arrested in
November. Sandusky is await-
ing sentencing after being con-
victed last month on 45 criminal
"At no time in the more than
16 years of his presidency at
Penn State was Dr. Spanier told
of an incident involving Jerry
Sandusky that described child
-abuse, sexual misconduct or
criminality of any kind, and ,he
reiterated that during his inter-
view with Louis Freeh and his
colleagues," said a statement
from the lawyers, Peter Vaira and
Sandusky was convicted in
June of 45 counts of sexual abuse
involving 10 boys. Prosecutors
described how he culled the
most vulnerable children from
his charity for at-risk youth and,
used gifts and his access to Penn
State facilities to abuse them
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Je
leaves the Centre County Courthouse in custody after beinj
of multiple charges of child sexual abuse in Bellefonte, Pa., o
over a 15-year span.
After Sandusky retired from
Penn State in 1999, he still had
an office at the school and used
its locker rooms.
The 68-year-old is awaiting
sentencing, but given the seri-
ousness of the offenses and state.
guidelines, he will sp
of his life behind bar
review was led by
director and federal
Freeh and was d
cording to trustee Ke
reveal "who know 1
WEDNESDAY, JULY11, 2012 3BF
among Penn State officials.When
Freeh was hired two weeks after
Sandusky's arrest, he promised a
Freeh said he would not in-
terfere with the state's criminal
investigation but promised to
conduct "a thorough, fair, com-
prehensive manner, leaving no
stone unturned, and without any
fear or favor." Several of the more
than 400 people interviewed by
Freeh's investigators have said
they were asked questions that
went beyond Sandusky.and the
child sex-abuse scandal.
The focus and tact of ques-
tioning depended on who was
being interviewed, but among
the broader subjects have been
Paterno's influence outside of
football and how Spanier and
the administration handled
athletics, including disciplinary
The university has disclosed
that Freeh's organization turned
up emails that have been turned
over to prosecutors.
Two Penn State administrators
SSOCIATED PRESS FILE are charged with lying to a grand
rry Sandusky jury and. failing to properly re-
g found guilty port suspected 'abuse when a
n June 22. graduate assistant described
spend the rest an attack in a team shower by
rs. Sandusky on a boy in 2001. Ath-
h university letic director Tim Ctley, now on
former FBI leave, and vice president Gary
judge Louis Schultz, who has since retired,
signed, ac- deny the allegations. Their trial
en Frazier, to date has not yet been set, but it
what, when" could be announced soon.
Armstrong associates get lifetime USADA bans
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong smiles during a
news conference at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles
on Feb. 28, 2011. Armstrong is asking.a federal court to block
the latest doping charges against him.
The Associated Press
With Lance Armstrong still dig-
ging in for a legal fight, the U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday is-
sued lifetime sports bans to three
former staff members and con-
sultants on Armstrong's winning
Tour de France teams for doping
Luis Garci,a del Moral was a team
doctor; Michele Ferrari was a con-
sulting doctor; and Jose "Pepe"
Marti (team trainer) worked for
Armstrong's.U.S. Postal Service and
Discovery Channel squads. All had
been accused by USADA of partici-
pating in a vast doping conspiracy
on those teams during part or all of
Armstrong's seven Tour de France
victories from 1999-2005.
Armstrong also has been charged
and has declared his innocence.
Armstrong wants a federal judge
to block USADA's case against him
from going forward and is expected
to refile a lawsuit within days. An
Armstrong spokesman declined im-
mediate comment on the USADA
bans issued Tuesday.
* Under USADA rules, Moral, Marti
and Ferrari had until Monday to
challenge the allegations in arbitra-
tion or ask for a five-day extension. If
they did not respond, USADA could
Although none lives in the United
States, USADA says the ban blocks
them from participating in any sport He also helped them use banned
that falls under the World Anti-Dop- performance-enhancing drugs in-
ing Agency code. cluding the blood-booster EPO and
"The respondents chose not to steroids.
waste resources by moving forward Moral could not immediately be
with the arbitration process, which reached for comment by telephone
would only reveal what they already or email. .
know to be the truth of their doping Ferrari, who lives in Italy, was a
activity," said Travis ;ygart, chief ex- consulting doctor for Armstrong and
ecutive of USADA. the U.S. Postal Service and Discov-
There's been no indication from ery Channel teams from 1999-2006,
USADA that any of the three men according to USADA. USADA said
- who each received the agency's Ferrari developed, a special mixture
maximum punishment --is cooper- of testosterone and olive .oil to be
ating with investigators, placed under the tongue to help rid-
Armstrong was granted his exten- ers recover from races and training.
sion while he files his court case. Also He also helped advised riders liow to
chargedandgrantedanextensionwas use EPO and avoiddetection.
Armstrong's, former team manager Ferrari's" lawyer could not be im-
Johan Bruyneel. mediately reached for comment
Another team doctor, : Pedro and there was no .answer at Ferra-
Celaya, also has been charged and ri's home. The doctor already was
faced the same Monday dead- banned for life by the Italian cycling
line. A USADA spokeswoman de, federation in 2002.
clined to say if Celaya asked for an Marti, of Spain, who worked for
extension or for his case to go to the U.S. Postal Service, Discovery
arbitration. from 1999-2007 arid then Astana,
USADA filed the charges. against helped ,deliver performance-en-
Armstrong and the others in June, hancing drugs to riders in Europe
laying out what it calls a vast doping and helped with injections, USADA
conspiracy on Armstrong's teams said.
when he was winning the Tour de. "Permanently banning these in-
France from 1999-2005. dividuals from sport is a powerful
Moral, .who lives in 'Spain, was the statement that protects the current
team physician from 1999-2003. Ac- and next generation of athletes from
cording to USADA, he helped riders their influence, and preserves the in-
use banned blood transfusion tech- tegrity of future competition," Tygart
niques to help boost endurance. said.
MLB's HGH testing could be expanded to in-season
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
- Major League Baseball
could start in-season test-
ing for human growth hor-
mone next year.
Each player was given, a
blood test for HGH during
spring training as part of.
the labor contract that was
agreed to in November,
which allows blood test-
ing during the offseason
and spring training, and if
there is reasonable cause.
Union head Michael
Weiner, speaking to the
Baseball Writers' Asso-
ciation of America before
Tuesday night's All-Star
game, said players will be
discussing whether to ex-
pand testing to the regular
season in 2013.
"We have just elected,
as we do in June of even-
number years, a new ex-
ecutive board, a new group
of player reps, and over the
second half of the season
we'll be trying to generate
what the consensus is,"
Weiner said. "There is at
least a possibility, I'm not
going to predict which way
it's going to go, but there's
at least a possibility that
we could have in-season
testing of some form as
soon as next year."
The blood testing that
began in spring train-
ing could be expanded to
the postseason, but that
doesn't appear likely to
happen this year.
"Every single 40-man
roster player was tested for
blood this spring. I believe,
I'm not certain; but believe
that is the most athletes
that have ever been tested
for blood in any sport at
any time, to have 1,200
tests," Weiner said. "What
our agreement says is that
the parties would get to-
gether to discuss the possi-
bility of extending random
testing into the postsea-
son. Those discussions will
happen at some point at
the end of the year."
No major leaguer has
been announced as testing
positive for HGH. Under
the new labor contract the
identity of substances that
cause positive tests are
HGH is detectable only
in blood tests, not in the
urine tests that baseball
has used since 2004.
Weiner also addressed
the case of Milwaukee out-
fielder Ryan Braun, whose
positive drug test last Oc-
tober was overturned by
arbitrator Shyam Das after
the NL MVP argued the
specified collection pro-
cedures were not followed.
The drug collector didn't
take the urine sample di-
rectly from Miller Park to a
Fe eral Express office.
-Players and manage-
ment have since rewritten
the collection procedures.
"I don't think it was re-
solved on a technicality.
Ryan doesn't think it was
resolved on a technical-
ity," Weiner said. "It was
a fundamental piece of
the agreement that all the
procedures have to be ob-
served and they weren't.
But that's in the eye of the
beholder whether you
want to call that a funda-
mental error, whether you
want to call that a techni-
cality. What we proved was
this was not a valid col-
lection, and therefore col-
lection had to be thrown
out, and the case did not
proceed to questions
beyond that." .
SWeiner gave his view on
Roger Clemens' acquittal
last month on charges, he
lied to Congress following
the release of the Mitchell
' Report. The seven-time Cy
Young Award winner re-
peatedly denied using ste-
roids and HGH.
"Roger Clemens was
exonerated legally, but
everybody knows, Roger
himself, that there's really
no winners in that," Wein-
er said. "He can be exoner-
ated legally and people are
still going to think what
they're going to think." ,
The Mitchell Report in
2007 contained allegations
from Clemens' former
personal trainer, Brian
McNamee, that McNamee
injected the pitcher with
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Dear Annie: I've been dating "Dayna" for
eight months, and we moved in together
three months ago. :
I'm normally a calm guy. However, two
months ago I made a mistake. I went out
drinking with friends and was dropped
off at home so drunk that I briefly
blacked out. I got into an argument with
Dayna and apparently gave her a black
eye. I spent a month in jail on domestic
battery charges. To my surprise, she did
not break up with me, although we no
longer live together.
I believe in my heart that Dayna.is the
one for me. On the night of the incident,
I had so, much alcohol in my system that
I'm pretty sure I would have fought with
anyone who crossed'my path.
Currently, I am enrolled in court-or-
dered classes on domestic violence.
Although I know I don't deserve her
anymore, Dayna is still by my side, and I
feel blessed for that. I made a promise to
God while in jail to put the bottle down
for good. I lost my job because of it, and
You will sleep at night if you count all of your
tricks correctly. Take this three-no-trump con-
tract. How should South plan the play after
West leads his fourth-highest spade?
North, holding 14 high-card points, expected
three no-trump to cruise home. He sensibly es-
chewed Stayman because he had 4-3-3-3 dis-
tribution. Also, if North-South had a 4-4 heart W
fit, game in that suit might fail because of bad 4
breaks, leading, for example, to .a defensive
South had only four top tricks: two spades and '
two diamonds. He could get six more winners 4
from hearts and clubs, but he would be losing
the lead twice. Maybe the defenders could es-
tablish and cash too many spade tricks.
It looked to South as though it could not hurt
if, he tried dummy's spade jack at trick one.
However, look what happened when East cov-
ered with the queen. Declarer ducked, and East
returned his second spade. Then, because West
had both missing aces, South lost three spades
and those aces.
Now go back to trick one and playlowfrom the
board. Assume East puts in his nine. Declarer
wins with his ace and, say, plays on clubs. West
wins and leads a second spade. Now South fi-
nesses dummy's jack. Yes, it loses, but East does
not have another spade to play.
it could have cosfme my girlfriend.
Alcoholism runs in my family. I'm a 27--
year-old college-educated guy who dealt
with problems by drinking because that's
what my family did. I'm determined to
break the cycle and have made the first
step toward that goal. I see life differently
now, and all I want to do is make Dayna
happy again. I know it will take time, but
I'm determined to make it right with her .
and her family. I love my girlfriend and
hope to marry her. How do we bounce
back from this horrific nightmare?
SAD AND DEPRESSED
Dear Sad: You need to rebuild Dayna's
trust. We are glad that you acknowledge
your drinking problem and have taken
steps to overcome it so you don't repeat
your mistakes. Dayna needs to know that
you will remain sober over the long haul,
through good and bad, and this takes
time. Find a job, get your own place, live
a solid life, and prove to Dayna that you
are a man she can respect.
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Deep commercial Well. Clean with good
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40 Acres w/ mature pine trees for sale. Ideal
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Polaris '10 Ranger 800 Crew ATV, '
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lots of gadgets, custom boat and outboard cov-
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Notice of Meeting
The Jackson County Board of County Commis-
sioners will meet the following dates in the
Board Room of the Administration Building at
264 Madison Street, Marianna, Florida.
Monday, July 16,2012,9:00 am-Budget
Tuesday, July 17,2012 ,9:00 am-Budget
Wednesday, July 18,2012 ,9:00 am-Budget
Thursday, July 19,2012 9:00 am-Budget
Monday, July 23,2012, 9:00 am- Budget
Tuesday, July 24,2012, 9:00 am-Budget
Tuesday, July 24,2012 5:00 pm-Compass
Lake in the Hills MSTU Budget Hearing
Tuesday, July 24,2012, 6:00 pm-Regular
Wednesday, July 25,2012, 9:00 am -'Budget
Thursday, July 26,2012, 9:00 am-Special
Meeting to set proposed tentative millage,
rolled-back rate, and date, time, and place of
tentative budget hearing for Jackson County
Other matters may be addressed as presented.
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Baby Clothes 2 or 3 boxes, girls sz. 0-12 mo.
$50 each 850-693-3260. .
Baby Clothes -,Huge box, boys size 2T-4T. $50
Barbie Doll, 1996 Atlanta Olympic, new in box,
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Allmendinger denies knowingly
taking banned substance
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Eager to re-
solve his suspension for a failed drug
test, AJ Allmendinger said Tuesday
that he has formally asked NASCAR
to test his second urine sample and
insisted that he would never "know-
ingly" take a prohibited substance.
Allmendinger was informed hours
before Saturday night's race at Day-
tona he had failed a random June 29
drug test. NASCAR does not disclose
what substance was found, and All-
mendinger and Penske Racing have
not revealed details.
In his first statement since the sus-
pension, Allmendinger confirmed
Tuesday that -he has requested his.
"B" sample be tested and is following
the steps listed in the 2012 rule book
regarding the drug testing policy.
"I fully respect NASCAR's drug us-,
age policy and the reasons they have
-it. I am hoping this can get resolved
as quickly as possible so that I can
get back to driving the No. 22 Penske
Racing Dodge," he said. "I am sorry
that this has :caused such a distrac-
tion for my Penske Racing team,
our sponsors and fans. Obviously I
would never do anything to jeopar-
dize my opportunity here at Penske
Racing or to my fellow drivers. I am
very conscious about my training
and health and would never know-
ingly take a prohibited drug."
Teamnowner Roger Penske indicat-
ed he's supporting Allmendinger.
"I'm more concerned about the in-
dividualthanI am thecircumstance,"
Penske said on NASCAR's Sirius
XM 'Radio channel. "Long-term,
one way or the other, he's a fighter,
he's a good race driver and I'm sure
he'll be fine. This is a speed bump
that neither one of us had contem-
plated, and We' have to deal with it
The 30-year-old driver was tested
at Kentucky Speedway and informed
eight days later by NASCAR's medi-
cal review officer that he had failed
the test. He had an opportunity to
explain the results to the MRO be-
fore NASCAR was informed of the
Allmendinger and a senior Penske
Racing official had a meeting with
NASCAR after the sanctioning body
AJ Allmendinger helps push his car down pit row during qualifying for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach,
Fla.on July 6.
was told of the result, and Allmend-
inger's suspension was announced
roughly 90 minutes before the start
of the race.
Penske Racing flew Sam Hornish
Jr. in from North Carolina to drive
AUmendinger's car, and Hornish
has been tabbed to drive again this
Allmendinger can only be re-in-
stated for competition if the "B"
sample is negative. Otherwise, his
only option is to complete a reha-
bilitation program designed by Aegis
Sciences Corp. in Nashville, Tehn.
Allmendinger has the right under
NASCAR's policy to watch the lab
test his "B" sample at Aegis, and he
also can have an independent expert
on hand. His statement gave no indi-
cation if he plans to attend the test.
Penske also told Sirius. XM the
organization is waiting for the pro-
cess to be completed before mak-
ing, any decisions on its first-year
"We're standing behind him until
we understand the results," Penske
said. "I can't really say today what,
that's going to be. I'm hoping the sec-
ond test will find him clean and we
can move on from this situation."
Allmendinger signed a one-year
contract in December to replace
Kurt Busch at Penske and the or-
ganization said as recently as two
weeks ago that a contract extension
"I think we'll have to assess the sit-
uation, it's not something you just do
overniglit," Penske said. "We'll look"
at the details arid understand it and
we'll make our moves accordingly.
The whole world's got an eyeball on
him. He's a very good guy and I hate
to see this."
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Ryan, Newman drives his car during qualifying for the
Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Feb. 19
The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next
out of NASCAR
at end of season
The Associated Press
- The U.S. Army will not
return to. Stewart-Haas
Racing next season, ef-
fectively ending its spon-
sorship in NASCAR alto-
gether after a decade.
SHR said Tuesday it is
pursuing a new sponsor.
"The U.S. Army has
been a great partner of
since the team's incep-
tion,"' said Brett Frood,
executive vice president
of SHR. "Ithasbeen amu-
tually beneficial relation-
ship, with the U.S. Army
introducing training reg-
imens that improved our
pit crews while instilling
the mental, physical and
emotional strength of the
U.S. Army Soldier in all of
The Army has been in
NASCAR for 10 seasons,
and at one point was
a primary sponsor. It
moved to SHR to spon-
sor Ryan Newman in
2009 when the team was
"The sport, our driv-
ers, and the passionate
NASCAR fans embraced
the Army's participa-
tion and created a tre-
for Americans to learn
more about the profes-
sion. of -the Army Strong
Soldier," Army marketer
John Myers said in a
The decision to leave
NASCAR comes as Rep.
Betty McCollum of Min-
nesota and Rep. Jackson
Kingston of Georgia are
pushing an amendment
that would prohibit
military sponsorship 'of
Hinchcliffe bumps Danica Patrick off GoDaddy site
The Associated Press
Hinch has made the home page.
IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe
has knocked NASCAR star Danica
Patrick off the GoDaddy.com home
page. The 25-year-old Canadian re-
placed Patrick at Andretti Autosport
this season following her full-time-
move to NASCAR.
"Seeing myself on the GoDaddy.
com homepage definitely makes all
this feel' more surreal," Hinchcliffe
said Tuesday. "It's crazy to see, but
great at the same time.
* "It's been incredible driving for Go
Daddy and working with all the peo-
ple there. But as far as (the homep-
age) goes, I have to thank all the peo-
ple that voted, and a big thanks, too,
to my awesome campaign team.".
Both drivers;are sponsored by Go-
Daddy, and Hinchcliffe launched a
grass-roots "Hinch for Homepage"
campaign to replace Patrick on the.
company website. Patrick is a long-'
time and recognizable spokeswom-
an for GoDaddy.
GoDaddy eventually got behind
the "contest," which initially was just.
a Twitter campaign and a few videos,
Hinchcliffe made with Andretti per-
sonnel that he posted to his personal
website. GoDaddy then began using
the "Hinch for H6mepage" theme in,
a national marketing campaign that
andpassion. The companyalso noted
its significant exposure for its newest
driver as the GoDaddy website is the
48th most-visited site in the U.S. and
ranked 90th internationally.
GoDaddy has a longtime associa-
tion with Patrick, and has featured
her in many of its notorious Super
Bowl ads. GoDaddy followed her
this season in her move to NASCAR,
Where she is running a full Nation-
wide Series schedule for JR Motors-
,ports and a limited Sprint Cup Series
6 schedule for Tony Stewart.
She'll run the full Cup schedule
next year for Stewart with GoDaddy
THEASSOCIATED PRESS sponsorship.
James Hinchcliffe sits as mechanics The company agreed to stay in
work on his car during the morning IndyCar with team owner Michael
practice session for the Toronto Indy Andretti after Patrick left, and Dan
auto race in Toronto on Saturday. Wheldon had signed to replace Pat-
featured both drivers. rick the morning he was killed in the
The ads began airing Memorial Day October season finale.
weekend in conjunction with the Andretti then pushed to hire
Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola Hinchcliffe, and the company was
600 -- and were Hinchcliffe's first swayed by his charisma and market-
nationally televised commercials. ing ability.
Hinchcliffe popped up on the The added bonus has been the on-
homepage sometime Monday night. track success of last season's rookie
"You guys did it!!! You got me on of the year. Hinchcliffe has two po-
the (ab)GoDaddy Homepage!' he dium finishes and had climbed to
tweeted. second in the points two races ago. A
The company said Tuesday it was crash at Texas and an engine failure
fun to watch Hinchcliffe's initiative Sunday in hometown Toronto has
grow, and decided to feature him on dropped him to fifth in points with
the site as a salute to his efforts, drive five races remaining.
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