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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Federal child porn charges filed against Sneads man


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

A Sneads-area man has been
indicted dn a federal charge of
manufacturing child pornogra-
phy, according to a press release
from the U.S. Department of
Justice.
The federal indictment comes


just weeks after Florida filed
charges of sexual battery against
him, with those to
be handled at the
Z state level.
Donyel James
Fitts, 28, faces four
counts of the fed-
eral charge and, if
Fitts convicted, would


Jim Fowler in town to see vintage Jeep project


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com


Back before the cable and satellite tele-
vision age brought a flurry of program-
ming on almost any.subject under and
beyond the sun, Marlin Perkins and his
sidekick Jim Fowler attained fame across
the nation as the stars of Mutual of Oma-
ha's Wild Kingdom, which aired as a Sun-
day night mainstay on a handful of the
few channels available in their heyday.


It's putting things mildly to say that the
exciting program was a big hit. For mil-
lions of households, it was must-see TV
Together the two men tangled with alli-
gators, snakes and many other creatures
as they sought to educate their view-
ers and illustrate for them the wonders
of the great outdoors and its creatures.
As the elder Perkins' handsome co-star,
Fowler was in his early 30s when the pro-
gram first aired around 1963. The muscle
and the "eye candy" of the show, he was


face a mandatory sentence of
15 to 30 years in prison and a
life term of supervised release,
along with a $250,000 fine, offi-
cials reported.
According to the release, a fed-
eral grand jury handed down the
indictment Wednesday.
lntIMs"igaiinr idlriiilitid four
days in 2012 on which Fitts is


alleged to have committed the of-
fenses for which he is charged.
On June 20 and June 21, they al-
lege, hitts "persuaded, induced,
enticed and coerced a child to
engage in sexually explicit con-
duct for the purpose of photo-
graphing the minor victim."
On Oct. 16 and 19, officials say,
he is accused of videotaping the


also a role model for many young people
who were dazzled and inspired by his
many feats of bravery in
the wild. He has appeared
regularly as a wildlife ex-
pert on many talk shows
throughout the years that
have passed since that sig-
nature series went off the
Fowler air in the mid-1980s.
Now 82 years old, Fowl-
er's passion for wildlife remains. He has
SSee FOWLER, Page 4A


same child engaged in sexually
explicit conduct.
That case is being investigated
bythe U.S. Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement (ICE), Home-
land Security Investigations
(HSI), and the Jackson County,
Sheriff's Office. Officials with the
See CHARGES, Page 5A

Crime


Neighbors


charged


with theft

From staff reports
Two Greenwood men are ac-
cused of stealing metals from
a home that had been targeted
for demolition by the city of
Marianna.
Charged with
grand theft and
burglary of a
structure in the
case, Cecil Glen
Highsmith and
Gene Van Spei-
Highsmith ghts appear to
be neighbors on
Hartsfield Road; Highsmith is
listed as a resident of 5793 Harts-
field and Speights as a resident
of 5893 Hartsfield.
Marianna Police Clief Hayes
Baggett said the
men may have
obtained a list of
homes slated for
destruction in a
nuisance abate-
ment action by
Speights the city, and from
the list perhaps
targeted the home at 4200 Clay
St. in Marianna.
An officer with the Marianna
Police Department went to the
house around 11 a.m. on Tues-
day in response to a report of
suspicious activity there.
The officer reported he found
Highsmith and Speights in the
carport, along with a red Dodge
pickup truck,.its bed filled with a
large amount metal.
The officer also saw that a
window was missing from .the
residence, and spoke with the
two men. Highsmith told the of-
ficer that he had permission to
salvage the scrap metal and that
Speights was there to help him,
according to the MPD complaint
filed against the men. The offi-
cer followed up on Highsmith"
claim and learned that neither
the city nor the demolitic
See THEFT, Page ,


Mercer takes the gavel


New 14th Judicial Circuit
judge takes oath of office
BY DEBORAfI BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

Almost 20 judges from all around
the 14th Judicial Circuit were in
Marianna Tuesday to witness the
investiture ceremony of new Jack-
son County Judge Wade Mercer.
With his mother, Diane, and his
four children watching from seats
of honor nearby, Mercer stood with
wife Olivia as Circuit Judge Hentz


) CLASSIFIEDS...10A


McClellan administered his oath
of office that evening. Mrs. Mercer
held the Bible her husband rested
his hand upon as he was sworn in.
The young children, Jonah, Becca,
Noah and Joshua, were on their
best behavior, and his eldest vid-
eotaped his father's oath-taking for
posterity.
Mercer's mother was given a spe-
cial job that evening, one that she
probably hasn't done since her son
was a little boy she helped him
"dress," being the first to assist him
See MERCER, Page 5A


),ENTERTAINMENT...9A


) LOCAL...3A


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) OBITUARIES...5A STATE...6A > SPORTS...7A


Frank
Baker (lef
congratul
former law
partner Wade
Douglas
Mercer as the
new Jackson
County Judge
formally
enters into
his new
court duties
Tuesday.





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Famed former Wild Kingdom host Jim Fowler (left) was accompanied by area businessman Bob Pforte, as he recounted past adventures and
current activities to the faculty and students of the Chipola Automotive Technology Program Wednesday. They are gathering around one of a
pair of vintage Jeeps that Fowler brought to Chipola for the autoniotive program to restore.





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Circulation Manager Dena Oberski
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CONTACT US
Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL32447
Street Address:
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Marianna. FL 32446
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right to edit all submissions.

GETTING IT RIGHT
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is to correct mistakes proniptly. To
report an. error, please call 526-3614
j Monday-Friday.


Community Calendar


TODAY
SInternational Chat 'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at
the Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St.
in Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter-
national English learners invite the public for the
exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
Call 482-9124.
SSt.Anne Thrift Store Hours-9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave.
in Marianna.Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for 50 cents. Call 482-3734.
a HIV/AMs Foumns Chipola College Black
Student Union will host two HIV/Aids forums. The
10 a.m. meeting is especially for Chipola students.
The 6 p.m. meeting is open to the general public.
Both forums will meet in Jackson Hall of the college
Literature/Language Building Z-116. Call 718-2319
or 573-1000.
a CaregiverSupport Group meeting --11a.m.
to noon in the First Presbyterian Church Social
Hall, 4437 Clinton St..n Marianna. Open to all
family caregiversproviding care to loved ones or
friends. Confidential group, facilitated by a profes-
sional group counselor. Coffee, water, light snacks
provided.
a Arbor Day Celebration and ikee Plmtimg
-11:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Jackson Hospital.
Call 526-4875.
a Garden Gala Committee Kick-off Event
Noon at Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave.,
Suite E, in Marianna. Volunteers needed to help
plan, prepare and present the eighth Annual Garden
Gala set for June 22. Lunch will be provided. Call
482-8520 or 209-8008.
Marianna Klwanis Club Meetng Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
SJob Club Noonto 3 p.m. at the Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90, Marianna.
Learn job seeking/retention skills; get job search
assistance; Call 526-0139.
a The Breast Cancer Support Group 5 p.m.
in the Education Classroom ground floor of Jackson
Hospital, 4250 Hospital Drive. This group Is open
to anyone who has or had breast cancer or breast
health issues. Call 718-2661.
a Jackson County NAACP Meeting 6 p.m.
in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement, 2891
Orange St. in Marianna. Call 569-1294.
Sa Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 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;
papers will not be signed.
FRIDAY, JAN: 18
a Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m, at Evangel Wor-
ship 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


209-7856,573-1131.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SATURDAY, JAN. 19
a 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Day Block
Celebration 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Orange Street,
between Hannah and Andrews streets, in Marianna.
Presented by the FAMU Alumni Association, NW Fla.
Chapter. For event/vendor space information, call
482-8420 or 209-2943.
a Florida Bul Tat Sale -12:30 p.m. at the UF
North Fla. Research and Education Center. Mari-
anna. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are
eligible for the sale. Call 850-394-9124:
SAlcoholss Anonymous Open Meeting
4:30-5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United
Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
a Jackson Count1alent Show 5 p.m.at
Chipola College in Marianna, featuring soloists,
choirs, praise dancers and speakers. Part of Jack-
son County NAACP's Martin Luther King: Keeping
the Dream Alive festivities. Call 272-8231.
SSt Joseph Masonic Ldge No. 99 39th An-
nual Banquet 6 p.m. In the New Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2870
Barnes St., Marianna. Guest speaker: The Rev.
Sinclair Forbes. Tickets: $15 dohation. Call 850-
594-6181.
SUNDAY, JAN.20
SJackson County Youth Councl 4 p.m. at
the McLane Center, Orange St. President, William
McFarland will discuss the group's participation in
the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade.
a Fine Arts Series Concet: Lopez lTbor
Duo -4 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in
downtown Marianna, featuring Venezuelan violinist
Alfonso Lopez and pianist Michelle Tabor. Meet the
artists at a reception following the concert.
Public welcome. Donations accepted for the arts
series.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.
MONDAY, JAN.21
a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast 7.
a.m. at the Saint James A.M.E. Church, 2891 Orange
St., Marianna. Free event. Call 693-3055.
a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade -10 a.m.
beginning at Borden St., ending at Madison St. in
Marianna. Call 693-3055.
a Chipola Chapter, NSDAR Meeting -11 a.m. in
the Hudnall Building Community Room, Marianna.


Dr. Ray Marling will discuss "Women's Heart Health:'
Reservations required for the luncheon; contact
Vice Regent Carolyn Jordan at 638-1947 or cdjor-
dan@bellsouth.net.
D Jackson County Quillter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 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.
SCapt. Luke Lotts Calhoun Guards, Camp
2212, Sons of Confederate Veterans Monthly
Meeting 6 p.m. at the Altha Diner, 25563 North
Main St., Altha (U.S. 71 downtown).
a Alford Community Organization Meeting 6
p.m. in the Alford Community Center. New mem-
bers from Alford, surrounding communities invited
to join. Call 579-4482, 638-4900 or 579-5173.
i Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22
SSt. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave.
in Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for 50 cents. Call 482-3734.
a Covenant Hospice Orientation for New
Volunteer -10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4215 Kelson Ave.
Suite E. Seeking individuals interested in providing
administrative, development or outreach sup-
port for the organization. No cost. Refreshments
provided. Call 482-8520.
* Orientation Noon to 3 p.m. at Goodwill
Career Training Centgr, 4742 U.S. 90, Marianna.
Learn about and register for free services. Call
526-0139.
a Sewing Circle -1 p.m. at Jackson County
Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna.
Call 482-5028.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23
SBasic Computer Class, Part 2 Noon to 3
p.m. at the Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
U.S. 90, Marianna. Learn basic components and use
of a computer. Call 526-0139.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting
- NoorLto 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United
Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
a Hospital Board of Trustees and Finance
Committee Meetings 5 p.m. in the Jackson
Hospital Community Room, Hudnall Building, Mari-
anna. Call 718-2629.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
a St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave.
in Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for 50 cents. Call 482-3734.


The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

:: Police Roundup


MARIANNA POLICE
DEPARTMENT
The Marianna Polite De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 15, the latest
available report: Three suspi-
cious vehicles, two suspicious
persons, one highwayobstruc-
tion, two burglaries, one verbal
disturbance, five traffic stops,
two larceny complaints, one
obscene/threatening phone
call, two follow-up investiga-
tions, one illegally parked ve-
hicles, one juvenile complaint,
two animal complaints, one
fraud complaint, one property
check, two public service calls,
one welfare check, two open
doors or windows discovered
on patrol, and one 911 hang-up.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's


Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for Jan. 15, the
latest available
a report. (Some
of these calls
i 5may be related
s to after-hours
calls taken on
behalf of Graceville and Cot-
tondale police departments):
Three accidents, one stolen tag,
three abandoned vehicles, two
reckless drivers, six suspicious
vehicles, two suspicious inci-
dents, four suspicious persons,
one escort, one highway ob-
struction, two reports of mental
illness, three burglaries, one
verbal disturbance, one pedes-
trian complaint, one woodland
fire call, 12 medical calls, one
burglar alarm, 20 traffic stops,
four larceny complaints, one
trespass complaint, one ob-
scene/threatening phone call,
two follow-up investigations,


one illegally parked vehicle,
one juvenile complaint, three
animal complaints, one fraud
complaint, one property check,
one assist of another agency,
three public service calls, one
welfare check, three transports,
two open doors or windows
discovered on patrol, four
threat/harassment complaints,
and one 911 hang-up.

JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
a Elizabeth Velez-Segarra, 26,
4415 Holly Hills Drive (Apt. C),
Marianna, violation of county
probation.
a James Peters, 52, 2824
McPherson St., Marianna,
worthless checks.
a Tony Hayes, 51, 2827 Booker
St., Marianna, sentenced to six


months in county jail.
'" Clinton Skipper, 33, 6213
Poincigna drive, Panama
City Beach, violation of state
probation,
a Cecil Highsmlth, 57, 5793
Hartsfield Road, Greenwood,
burglary of a structure, grand
theft.
a Gene Spelghts, 57, 5893
Hartsfield Road, Greenwood,
burglary of a structure, grand
theft.
a Robert Palge, 52, 2719 Jack-
son St., Wausau, tag attached
not assigned.
SYvonne Fortner, 46,4401
Constitution Lane (Apts.
102), Marianna, driving while
license suspended (financial
responsibility).

Jail Population: 209
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a Wildlife violation, call
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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Sneads elementary names


employees of the year


Special to the Floridan

Cindy Johnson, a first-
grade teacher, has been se-
lected by faculty and staff
as the Sneads Elementary
School Teacher of the Year.
Principal Carolyn Pilcher
says, "Mrs. Johnson is a
great teacher who is very
deserving of this recogni-
tion. She works very hard
to ensure students are
taught Florida Standards
while maintaining a posi-
tive and inviting learning
environment. She shows
great enthusiasm for teach-
ing and her students catch
that spirit and work hard
to show her how much
they've learned. We are so
very proud to have Mrs.
Johnson represent Sneads
Elementary School!"
Johnson has taught at
SES for five years. She is
married to Zack Johnson
and they reside in Two Egg.
Johnson says, "This rec-
ognition is a great honor!
I am very grateful for the
opportunity to be a part
of Sneads Elementary
School. My students and
colleagues make teaching
a joy instead of a job!"
Kevin Johnson, custo-
dian and maintenance as-
sistant, has been selected
by faculty and staff as the
Sneads Elementary School
School-Related Employee


of the Year.
Principal Carolyn Pilcher
says, "Mr.
Johnson has
done a good
job for SES
during his
year and a
half of em-
K.Johnson ployment.
He shows
great skill in carpentry
and built several easels for
classrooms, which saved
the school a great deal of
money in lieu of having to
buy the ea-
sels "ready-
made" from
6k a school
supply com-
pany. We ap-
preciate the
C.Johnson dedication
Mr. Johnson
demonstrates to the bet-
terment of SES."
Johnson is married to
Nikki Johnson; they have
four children and reside
in Grand
Ridge. John-
son says, "I
am honored
to have been
chosen as
employee of
Jones the year for
SES. Sneads
Elementary is a great place
to work."
Patrick Jones, a fifth-
grade language arts


teacher, has been select-
ed by faculty and staff of
Sneads Elementary School
as Rookie Teacher of the
Year.
Principal Carolyn Pilcher
says, "Mr. Jones has done a
wonderful job during his
first year of teaching. He
shows confidence that all
students can learn in his
classroom. Students enjoy
Mr. Jones' unique style of
teaching as he uses many
academic games to sup-
port student achievement.
He demonstrates great
classroom management
and a kind but profes-
sional demeanor with all
students and faculty."
Jones is married to Mon-
ica Jones; they have one
child and reside in Clarks-
ville. Jones says, "Being
chosen as Rookie Teacher
of the Year for Sneads El-
ementary School is a huge
honor for my family and
me. The real reward is
coming to a school atmo-
sphere that is so welcom-
ing and getting to teach
the children to the best
of my ability every day. I
feel honored to present
myself as a positive role
model. I am blessed with
this honor and grateful to
Jackson County School
Board and my Sneads El-
ementary family for this
opportunity."


Hospice offers orientation volunteers


Special to the Floridan

Covenant Hospice will be
offering a new volunteer
orientation for individu-
als who are interested in
providing administrative,
development, or outreach
support for the organiza-
tion on Tuesday, January
22, 10 a.m. to noon, at
Covenant Hospice, lo-
cated at 4215 Kelson Ave.,
Suite E, in Marianna.
The orientation class is
free, open to the public,
and refreshments will be
provided.


Covenant volunteers
come from many differ-
ent backgrounds, rang-
ing from retired persons,
to working professionals,
active military person-
nel, high school and col-
lege students. Persons
that have experienced the
loss of a loved one under-
stand what families have
gone through and make
wonderful bereavement
volunteers.
Volunteers from our
communities help to gar-
den, clean yards, make
simple home repairs, build


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

1. $3.25, Murphy 011. Highway 71
S., Marianna
2. $3.25, Travel Center. Highway
71 S., Marianna
3. $3.29, McCoys Food Mart.
Jefferson, Marianna
4. $3.29, Pilot. Highway 71,
Marianna
5. $3.33, LOVES Travel Center,
Highway 231, Cottondale
6. $3.34, BP, River Road, Sneads
7. $3.35. BP-Steel City, Highway
231 S., Alford
8. $3.35. Dar-Bee's Quick Stop,
Highway 90. Cypress

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ramps, sew, crochet, cook
and bake. Retired and
working professionals are
also needed to share their
expertise and experience.
Time commitment is flexi-
ble and based on volunteer
availability.
Over 2,600 individu-
als have chosen Cov-
enant Hospice to vol-
unteer their time and
talent.
To register or to learn
more, call Donna Mel-
don at 482-8520; or, via
email at donna.meldon@
covenanthospice.org.

Bridge Club
Results
Special to the Floridan

The Marianna Duplicate
Bridge Club announces
the winners of the game
played Jan. 14:
SFirst place Dorothy
Baxter and Jane Sangaree.
Second place- Ida Deal
'Knowles and Allene Baker.
a Third place Doug-
las Parker and Kurt
Opfermann.
a Fourth place Betty
Brendemuehl and Kitty
Myers.
SFfth and sixth place
Libby Spence and Ann
Rahal tied with Bobbie
Fenster and Linda Hodges.
The Marianna Bridge
Club is sanctioned by the
American Contract Bridge
League. The weekly game
is played Mondays at 12:30
p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette St.
in Marianna. Anyone is
welcome to come and play
or observe.
For more information
and partners call Libby
Hutto at 526-3162.


Volunteers needed for


area Elder Care program


Special to the Floridan
Volunteering provides a
two-fold benefit: it helps
the giver and the receiver.
Jackson County current-
ly has a lot of volunteer
needs and a wide range
of positions to offer. The
Retired Senior Volunteer
Program is looking to re-
cruit a few good individu-
als to fill these positions.
RSVP is a federally fund-
ed Volunteer program.
Volunteers receive free


accident and personal li-
ability insurance, training
placement, recognition
and a program newsletter,
but more importantly the
opportunity to make a dif-
ference in someone's life.
According to Merita
Stanley, RSVP Volunteer
Coordinator for Jackson
County, "There are a lot
of things people can do in
Jackson Countyto help.We
need volunteers for spe-
cial events, to work with


students, seniors, Habitat
thrift store, Jackson Coun-
ty Public Library, and the
community at large."
RSVP is federally funded
by the Corporation for Na-
tional Service and spon-
sored locally by Elder Care
Services, a United Way
Agency.
Those interested in vol-
unteering can contact
Merita Stanley at 4297
Liddon St., Marianna or
call 482-3220.


Special to the Floridan

Do you have a Civil War
veteran ancestor buried in
Jackson County?
If you have relatives who
served in the War Between
the States, Confederate or
Union, or any war where
citizens of the United
States fought and are bur-
ied in unmarked graves or
markers are unreadable
or broken and in need of
repair, in Jackson Coun-
ty, the Theophilus West,
M.D. Camp 1346 Sons of
the Confederate Veterans
would like to help. The


group will obtain head-
stones from the Veterans
Administration, if eligible,
free of charge, and will in-
stall them, free of charge,
in any cemetery in Jack-
son County.
The Veterans Admin-
istration will only grant
markers when a blood
relative is the applicant
and the recipient veteran
qualifies for the marker.
The group will do all the
paperwork; all they need
you to do is sign the com-
pleted application. Your
name, address and phone
.number will be put on the


application. The group will
have the stone shipped to
them and will get the nec-
essary signature from the
cemetery association. The
group has done this doz-
ens of times in past years.
It will cost you nothing at
all.
If you are interested,
email Larry Clere at klr-
wud@directv.net or call
593-5715.
This project is done as
a service to the public
by the Theophilus West,
M.D. Camp 1346, Sons of
Confederate Veterans, in
Marianna.


GLOVER WINS THIRD


IN FFA COMPETITION


M arianna High
School FFA member
SLaurence Glover
won third place at Area 1,
Subdistrict 2. The FFA Extem-
poraneous Public Speaking
CDE is designed to recognize
outstanding FFA members for
their ability to prepare and
present a factual speech on a
specific agricultural issue in a
well-thought-out and logical
manner. Members select one
topic from a choice of cat-
-- egories, have 30 minutes to
prepare a four- to six-minute
speech, and respond to five
minutes of questions follow-
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FAMU to make


regular updates to


Board of Governors


The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE Florida
A&M University must file
regular updates to the
board that governs the
state's universities, detail-
ing how it is improving
practices following a blis-
tering inspector general's
report criticizing officials
for failing to follow laws
and regulations in the
years leading to the hazing
death of a drum major.
State University System
Chancellor Frank Bro-
gan said Wednesday that
FAMU officials must pull
recommendations from
the Board of Governors'
inspector general's re-
port released late last
month as well as other
reports that examined the
university's finances and
accreditation standards,
and report to the board
on steps they are taking to
meet them.
"We want to determine,
where do we go from here?
How do we put of all this
together and put it into a
coordinated action plan?"
Brogan told members of
the board after they were
presented with the report.
"Over time, we will be able
to report on what meth-
odology, what strategies,
what remedial activities
Florida A&M has taken to
create success in each of
those areas."
Drum major Robert
Champion died in No-
vember 2011 after he was
hazed on a bus parked
outside an Orlando hotel
by fellow members of the
famed Marching 100 band,
which has appeared at in-
auguration parades and
Super Bowls. Champion
was beaten in the haz-
ing ritual, and more than
a dozen students were
charged.
The inspector general's
report ordered shortly
after Champion's death
- capped -a tumultuous
year for the university,
which also has endured a
criminal investigation into
the finances of the March-
ing 100 as well as the rev-
elation that the university
trustees were given false
audit summaries by uni-
versity auditors.
FAMU officials say
they have already made
sweeping changes in the
aftermath of Champion's
death, which also resulted


in the retirement of the
band director and the res-
ignation of the university
president.
The search for a new
band director hit a snag
this week. FAMU officials
on Wednesday announced
they were unable to reach
an agreement with the fi-
nalist for the job. Univer-
sity officials had planned
to appoint Jorim Reid,
the current band direc-
tor at North Carolina
Central University, to the
position.
But FAMU officials said
Reid and the university
disagreed over the duties
of the band director. The
band director will no lon-
ger serve as chairman of
the music department.
The school said Wednes-
day that it will start a new
search instead of selecting
one of the remaining two
finalists.
The university has until
next week to respond to
the inspector general's re-
port. Interim FAMU Presi-
dent Larry Robinson said
it was premature to talk
about the response.
But he told the board
that FAMU has revised its
anti-hazing policies and
increased awareness of
them, built an anti-haz-
ing website, and improved
the systems for reporting
and investigating hazing
incidents.
After the meeting, Rob-
inson said he had no prob-
lem providing regular up-
dates to the board.
"They are the governing
body, and they have the
right now to know how
things are progressing on
these issues," Robinson
said.
The Board of Gover-
nors' meeting drew about
two dozen FAMU alumni,
many wearing the school's
colors, green and orange.
Alumna Diane Poole
Thomas, a retired teacher,
said she was concerned
about how the Board of
Governors was treating
FAMU and that she be-
lieved the school's former
president had been belit-
tled by members at a pre-
vious meeting.
"They didn't treat him
with any respect," said
Thomas, who added that
she hadn't read the inspec-
tor general's report. "There
are a lot of positive things
going on at the university."


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this 2008 photo made available by NASA, a simulated Orion crew module mock-up is being unloaded in a hangar in Langley
Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., for testing.


NASA to send spaceship to moon


The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL
- NASA is teaming up
with the European Space
Agency to get astronauts
beyond Earth's orbit.
Europe will provide the
propulsion and power
compartment for NASA's
new Orion crew capsule,
officials said Wednesday.
This so-called service
module will be based on
Europe's supply ship used
for the International Space
Station.
Orion's first trip is an un-
manned mission in 2017.
Any extra European parts
will be incorporated in the
first manned mission of
Orion in 2021.
NASA's human


Fowler
From Page 1A
a safari park in Athens, Ga.,
and is constantly looking
to enhance his guests' ex-
periences there. He's even
contemplating a project of
that sort for the panhandle
of Florida, but there are no
firm plans in place just
yet. But he was in Mari-
anna Wednesday, turning
up to see the two vintage
Wild Kingdom Jeeps that
local car dealer Bob Pforte
transported to Chipola
College for him.
The students in the


exploration chief, Bill
Gerstenmaier, said both
missions will be aimed at'
the vicinity of the moon.
The exact details are being
worked out; lunar fly-bys,
rather than landings, are
planned.
NASA wants to ultimate-
ly use the bell-shaped Ori-
on spacecraft to carry as-
tronauts to asteroids and
Mars. International coop-
eration will be crucial for
such endeavors, Gersten-
maier told reporters.
The United States has yet
to establish a clear path
forward for astronauts, 1V2
years after NASA's space
shuttles stopped flying.
The basic requirements
for Orion spacecraft are
well understood regardless


school's acclaimed auto-
motive education depart-
ment are going to fix up
the rust-crusted vehicles,
believed to have been pro-
duced in the mid-1960s
and late 1940s.
Pforte got acquainted
with Fowler through mu-
tual friend, former radio
station owner Jim Broad-
us, who is now executive
director of the Bear Creek
Feline Center North in
Panama City. The Chipola
vehicle restoration proj-
ect grew out of those
relationships.
Fowler hopes the Jeeps
will be ready to roll in


of the destination, allow-
ing work to proceed, Ger-
stenmaier said.
"You don't design a car
to just go to the grocery
store," he told reporters.
Getting to 2017 will be
challenging, officials for
both space programs ac-
knowledged. Gersten-
maier said he's not "100
percent comfortable"
putting Europe in such a
crucial role. "But I'm never
100 percent comfortable"
with spaceflight, he noted.
"We'll see how it goes, but
we've done it smartly."
The space station helped
build the foundation for
this new effort, he said.
Former astronaut
Thomas Reiter, director
of human spaceflight in


a few months time. He
plans to pull a unique de-
vice with the vehicles. Ac-
cording to his plan, they'll
pull a mobile cage outfit
that his guests will be en-
cased in as they ride out
to view the free-ranging
animals in his safari park.
The table-turning cage
delights Fowler's sense of
adventure and sparks his
continuing hope that hu-
mans will one day come
to hold wildlife in the es-
teem he feels is appropri-
ate, a level he does not feel
has yet been reached and
which may be in fact on
the wane.


Europe, said it makes sense
for the initial Orion crew
to include Europeans. For
now, though, the focus is
on the technical aspects,
he said. NASA will sup-
ply no-longer-used space
shuttle engines for use on
the service modules.
Reiter put the total Eu-
ropean contribution at
nearly $600 million.
Orion originally was
part of NASA's Constella-
tion program that envi-
sioned moon bases in the
post-shuttle era. President
Obama canceled Con-
stellation, but Orion was
repurposed and survived.
A test flight of the cap-
sule is planned for next
year; it will fly 3,600 miles
away and then return.


His priority these days
is to act as "a spokesman
for nature," he says, and
his mission is to foster in
others an abiding com-
mitment to respect and
protect the natural envi-
ronment and its creatures.
For the automotive stu-
dents at Chipola, working
on the throwback vehicles
will be a good hands-on
lesson in the history of the
automobile, according to
automotive program di-
rector John Gardner, and
a chance to have a hand
in restoring an icon of the
nation's cultural history as
well.


Florida A&M starts new search
for band director

TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University is starting
over in its search for a new director for its famed band.
FAMU officials on Wednesday announced they were
unable to reach an agreement with the finalist for the
job. University officials had planned to appoint Jorim
Reid, the current band director at North Carolina
Central University, to the position.
FAMU officials said that Reid and the university
disagreed over the duties of the band director. The
university changed the job following the hazing related
death of drum major Robert Champion. The band
director will no longer serve as chairman of the music
department.
Interim President Larry Robinson said it was in the
best interest of the university to start a new search
instead of selecting one of the other remaining two
finalists..
From wire reports


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STATE & FROM THE FRONT






FROM THE FRONT, LOCAL & STATE


Mercer
From Page 1A
in putting on the black
robe he will wear as he
presides over cases in the
years to come.
Before that formal por-
tion of the ceremony, Mer-
cer's peers lawyers and
judges took the oppor-
tunity to speak about their
friend, and Mercer's youth
came back to haunt him
as they shared some sto-
ries from his past in what
could best be described
as a less than merciful
roast of their buddy. It was
not possible to sort out
how much was true, how
much was embellished
and how much was out-
right fiction, but most of
his friends wove colorful
stories about his youthful
reputation as a daredevil
driver, his penny-pinching
tendencies and his suc-'
cessful determination to
sweep Olivia off her feet
when they first met. They
also talked about his bald-
headedness at its poten-
tial to cause a glare in the
courtroom.
But amid their jokes,
they were also all con-
sisteht in characterizing
him as a man of principle,
fairness, integrity, com-
mon sense and as some-
one who is remarkably
concerned for his fellow
man.
It was clear that the core
members of the panhan-
dle's court system are con-
vinced that Mercer is the
right man to follow in the
footsteps of retired Coun-
ty Judge Woody Hatcher.
In 2012, Mercer ran un-
opposed for the position
Hatcher had occupied for
the last 30 consecutive
years.


Charges
From Page 1A
Justice Department say
the case was brought as
part of Project Safe Child-.
hood, a national initiative
launched by that agency
in May 2006. The pro-
gram is led by an array of


Theft
From Page 1A

contractor had given him
permission to take the
metal. The contractor, Hu-
bert Hayes, told officers he
wanted to pursue a com-
plaint against the men.
Officials estimate they
caused $1,000 .worth of
damage to the house and
the worth of the metal was
worth enough to warrant a
grand theft charge.

State Brief
Fla. to offer insurance
or pay penalty
TALLAHASSEE The .
state of Floridi could be
on the hook for a $300
million penalty unless it
makes changes to the pro-
gram that provides health
insurance to state workers.
Florida has thousands
of part-time workers who
will qualify for health
insurance next year under
the health care overhaul.
State law currently
prohibits the state from
offering health insurance
coverage to those workers.
Florida legislators will
have to decide what to
do in the 2013 session.
It would cost more than
$40 million a year to start
providing insurance to
part-timers.
Rep. Richard Corcoran,
R-Land O' Lakes, and
chairman of a House panel
reviewing the federal
health care overhaul, said
lawmakers could pay for
the extra workers by rais-
ing premiums or changing
benefits offered to full-
time state workers.
From wire reports


D)IIORAH


Mercer spoke briefly af-
ter being enrobed, saying
he was honored to be tak-
ing up the job carried out
so honorably by those who
came before him. Fighting
back tears, Mercer said he
was touched by the fact
that one of his sisters trav-
eled here from Germany
to witness the ceremony.
He said that, while he was
deeply saddened by the
fact that his father, Doug,
didn't live to see his in-
vestiture, the sorrow was
eased by the presence of
his sister and so many
other family members
who were by his side for
the occasion.
He said he'd already
sought out and received
some valuable advice
from most of the judges
who were at his ceremo-
ny Tuesday and plans to
take it all to heart as he


federal, state and local
agencies joining forces
"to locate, apprehend,
and prosecute individu-
als who exploit children
via the Internet, as well
as' identify and rescue
victims."
The case filed against
Fitts by the state in De-
cember included 10


begins his tenure on the
bench.
Marianna Police Chief
Hayes Baggett called the
court to order as the cer-
emony began, and other
friends had special cer-
emonial duties as well.
The Bible Mercer used
was a special gift from
peers, presented at the cer-
emony by Calhoun County
Judge Kevin Grover.
Retired Circuit Court
Judge John Roberts pre-
sented Mercer's robe and
called upon Mercer's
mother to come forward
and help him put it on.
Mercer's former law
partner, Frank Baker, pre-
sented him a gavel.
Washington County
Judge Colby Peel presented
Mercer a desk plate bear-
ing his name and title.
The Rev. Isaiah Morgan
performed the invocation


counts of possession of
child pornography and
possession of marijuana
- less than 20 grams, in
addition to the charge of
sexual battery.
Authorities said at the
time the alleged victim's
mother called authori-
ties when she found trou-
bling images on a digital


Circuit
Judge
Hentz
'." McClellan
(left)
administers
the oath
of office
to new

County
Jackson

Judge Wade
Douglas
Mercer
during his
investiture
ceremony
on Tuesday.
Mercer's
wife, Olivia,
holds the
Bible her
husband
swears
upon.

r. .

H BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
and the Rev. Willie Butler
offered the benediction to
close out the ceremony.
Speakers included Jack-
son County Probation
Officer Stacey Goodson,
Circuit Judge Bill Wright,
Retired Circuit Judges
Woody Hatcher and John
Roberts, attorney Mark
Sims, who served many
years with Mercer in the
state attorney's office, and
former law partner Frank
Baker.
A reception immediately
followed the ceremony,
which drew a standing-
room-only crowd to the
county courtroom.
Mercer 's elevation to
the judicial post came af-
ter years of serving both
as a prosecuting attorney,
and later as a defense at-
torney in private practice
with law partner Frank
Baker.


camera hidden in Fitts'
residence on Gone Goose
Lane, a few miles north of
Sneads.
At least one of the imag-
es provided evidence that
Fitts had committed sex-
ual battery on the child,
according to information
provided by local officials
at the time of his arrest.


PINT-SIZED FAN


I -' "


MARK SKINNER/riORIDAN
Five-year-old Addyson Schouest got some help from the
Chipola College cheerleaders as she rooted for the Lady
Indians Tuesday night during a game against Pensacola.


1 ticket wins $2M
Mega Money jackpot
TALLAHASSEE One
ticket matched all four
numbers and the Mega
Ball in the Mega Money
game and will collect $2
million, the Florida Lot-
tery said Wednesday.
The winning ticket was
bought in Hallandale
Beach, lottery officials
said.
Two tickets won $9,383
each for picking 4-of-4;
47 tickets won $873 each
for picking 3-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball number; 960
tickets won $127.50 each
for picking 3-of-4; 1,354
tickets won $63.50 each
for picking 2-of-4 plus the
Mega Ball; 11,707 won
$7.50 each for match-
ing one number plus the
Mega Ball; 30,207 tickets
won $4.50 each for picking
2-of-4; and 31,499 won a
free Quick Pick ticket for
matching the Mega Ball.


James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
850-482-2332


Eva Anderson

Eva Whitehurst Ander-
son, 84, passed away
peacefully at her residence,
Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
She was preceded in
death by her husband of 43
years, W. L. "Skeeta" An-
derson, Jr.
During her working ca-
reer, Eva served as a public
servant for the General Tel-
ephone Company, Chipola
College, and Jackson Coun-
ty Clerk of Courts.
The highlight of her ca-
reer was receiving the Gov-
ernor's appointment as
Clerk of Courts for Jackson
County.
Granny Eva's love of
cooking and family in-
spired many family gather-
ings. She was loved dearly
by all of her children and
grandchildren and will be
greatly missed.
Eva, better known as
Granny Eva to her family is
survived by her children,
Vicki Rogers and husband
Johnny of Pace, FL; Steve
Anderson and wife Linda of
Malone; her four grand-
children, Chris Rogers and
wife, Amie of Pace, FL,
Kristy Millican and hus-
band Kevin of Jennings, LA;
Kevin Rogers and wife
Lynn of Pace, FL; Lee An-
derson and wife Amy of
Marianna; nine great-
grandchildren, Ashley Rog-
ers, Carley Rogers, Hannah
Rogers, Hayden Rogers,
SHallie Rogers, Abbie
Millican, William Millican,
Grace Anne Millican and
Payton Anderson.
Funeral services will be
at 2 p.m. Friday, January
18, 2013 at Malone First
United Methodist Church
with Rev. Raymond Owens
officiating. Interment-will
follow at Greenwood Meth-
odist Cemetery with James
& Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel directing.
The family will receive
friends from 1 p.m. till fu-
neral time at Malone First
United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers the fami-
ly request that donations
be made to Covenant Hos-
pice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Ma-
rianna, FL 32446.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at
www.jlllcsandsikesfunerlhonies.coll


The numbers drawn
Tuesday night were 15-33-
41-43 and the Mega Ball
was 02.

Fantasy 5 players win
$70,102.26 top.prize
TALLAHASSEE Three
winners of the "Fan-
tasy 5" game will collect
$70,102.26, the Florida '
Lottery said Wednesday.
The winning tickets
were bought in Pompano
Beach, Spring Hill and St.
Petersburg, lottery officials
said.
The 266 tickets matching
four numbers won $127.50
each. Another 9,066 tickets
matching three numbers
won $10 each, and 89,668
tickets won a Quick Pick
ticket for picking two
numbers.
The numbers drawn
Tuesday night were
05-08-13-28-32.

*From wire reports


James & Sikes
Funeral Home
SMaddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446
850-482-2332

Lillian
Burgess

Services will be at 2:30
p.m., Thursday, January 17,
2013, at James & Sikes Fu-
neral Home Maddox Chap-
el. Interment will follow in
Greensboro City Cemetery
in GA.
Family will receive
friends one hour prior to
services.
Lanier-Andler
Funeral Home
8261 Highway 90 East
Sneads, Florida
850-593-9900












Thomas J.
Goodwin

Mr. Thomas J. Goodwin,
age 38, a lifelong resident
of Sneads, Florida, passed
away Monday, January 14,
2013, in Marianna, Florida,
after a short illness. He
was of the Assembly of God
Faith.
T.J. is survived by his fa-
ther, Harry E. Goodwin of
Sneads; his mother and
step-father, Loneita J. and
James L. Boutwell of
Sneads; his maternal
grandparents, Thelma J.
and Walter S. Kenney of
Kinston, Alabama and nu-
merous aunts, uncles and
cousins; a sister, Sherry
Lee Everet of Minnesota;
three brothers, Larry David
Remmie and his wife De-
bra of Chicago, Illinois,
William Eugene Goodwin
and his wife Lisa of Ma-
rianna, Florida and
Johnathan Goodwin and
his wife Stacey of
Chattahoochee, Florida;
three nieces, Lattren Fears,
Megan Wamble and Layla
Goodwin; two nephews,
Allen Goodwin and
Daymon Merritt and a
grand-neice, Madalyn
Skipper.
Visitation with the family
will take place Thursday,
January 17, 2013, from 5:00
till 7:00 PM CST, at Lanier-
Andler Funeral Home in
Sneads, Florida. Funeral
Services are Friday, January
18, 2013, 2:00 PM CST, also
at Lanier-Andler Funeral
Home Chapel in Sneads
with the Rev. T. P. Edge
and Rev. Mark Moore offi-
ciating. Committal and In-
terment Services will follow
at Waldorf Cemetery.
Lanier-Andler Funeral
Home in Sneads, Florida is
in charge of arrangements.
Ph: 850-593-9900.


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Lawmakers discuss Florida school safety costs


The Associated Press


TALLAHASSEE Bul-
letproof glass, more police
in schools as well as addi-
tional guidance counsel-
ors and teacher training to
help prevent trouble be-
fore it starts are some ideas
that Florida lawmakers are
talking about in response
to last month's Connecti-
cut school massacre.
Members of a Sen-
ate budget committee
on Wednesday also said
Florida should ask the fed-
eral government for more
school security funding
after hearing from a panel
of local education officials.
Facing a series of rev-
enue shortfalls, the state
has cut its own spend-
ing for school safety pro-
grams by 15 percent over
the past five years. It cur-
rently allocates $64.5 mil-
lion to Florida schools
while the federal govern-
ment chips in only $1.25
million.


"Our elementary schools at this point in time fel
pnr'tt y rulinte bl."


Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-
Port Orange, asked a state
Department of Education
official if Florida intends to
seek more federal dollars.
Sam Foerster, deputy
chancellor of student
achievement and school
improvement, said that
question would be asked at
the Legislature's direction,
but he was not optimistic
about getting a positive
response.
"The general tempera-
ture seems to be similar
from the federal govern-
ment as from state gov-
ernment in that it's dif-
ficult to ask for more," he
said.
School districts spend 65
percent of their state secu-
rity funding, or $42.2 mil-
lion, on school resource


Robert Moll,
'olusia County Deputy Superintendent

officers. Many systems also
spend local dollars to keep
officers in their schools
and most split the total
50/50 with law enforce-
ment agencies although
some districts contribute
larger percentages.
Committee chairman
Bill Galvano, R-Braden-
ton, said the panel would
pin down exactly what it
costs to place an officer in
a school.
Most resource officers are
stationed at high schools
and middle schools.
Few are in elementary
schools such as the one
in Newtown, Conn.,
where a shooter killed
20 first-graders and six
adults.
"Our elementary schools
at this point in time feel


pretty vulnerable," Volusia
County IDeptul Superin-
tendent Robert Moll said.
Volusia lost half its 28
resource officers in 2008
when the sheriff's office
pulled its matching funds
because of budget cuts,
Moll said.
The district also has 66
"campus advisers" who
act as its "eyes and ears" in
high schools and middle
schools. None of the re-
source officers or advisers
are stationed at elemen-
tary schools.
Orange County spends
half its $5 million from the
state on resources officers
- two at each high school,
one at each middle school
and a rotating officer for
every four elementary
schools, said Scott Howat,
the district's senior execu-
tive director for planning
and government relations.
After the Connecticut
shooting, however, Or-
ange County commis-
sioners agreed to provide


additional dollars to place
an officer in each elemen-
tary school in unincorpo-
rated areas, Howat said. He
said school officials were
asking Orlando and other
cities to help them increase
police presence in their
elementary schools, as
well.
Local officials were unit-
ed in urging lawmakers to
give them more flexibil-
ity in how they can spend
state security dollars in-
cluding capital outlay for
such things as fences and
barriers.
Many Florida schools are
vulnerable because they
have sprawling campus-
es with classroom doors
that open directly to the
outside.
Besides resource officers,
state funding currently can
be used for bullying and
suicide prevention, alter-
native schools, behavior
intervention as well as dis-
ciplinary and after-school
programs.


Sens. Dwight Bullard, D-
Miami, said most school
shootings have been com-
mitted by students or
former students. He sug-
gested that counseling
and mental health services
could prevent those sce-
narios. Nancy Detert, R-
Venice, agreed.
"If we have more guid-
ance counselors, we might
need less grief counselors,"
Detert said. -
She noted the Newtown
gunman had to "shoot
his way in" because the
school had tight security
and the staff reacted he-
roically, likely preventing
further carnage. Detert
said the only thing miss-
ing was bulletproof glass
and urged the panel to
look into what it would
cost to install in Florida
schools.
Hukill said teachers
should be trained to rec-
ognize problems and re-
port them to the proper
authorities.


State Briefs


Quintuplets healthy,
headed home
GAINESVILLE Quin-
tuplets born to a north
Florida couple are healthy
and headed home after
two months in incubators.
The Gainesville Sun re-
ports that four girls arid a
boy were born on Nov. 15
at Shands at the University
of Florida to the couple
in the following order:
Kyndall, Kayleigh, Kaleb,
Kamryn and Kyleigh.
This week, the babies -
have been discharged
from the hospital.
Kelley Dyal and his wife
Stacy told the newspaper
that now that the babies
are home, the next step for
them is to buy a car that
will fit all seven of them
for future trips.
This is the first time in
10 years that Shands has
delivered quintuplets.

Deputy to adopt
abuseddog
ST. AUGUSTINE
A north Florida sheriff's
deputy is adopting a dog
he helped rescue after
she'd been stabbed and
dragged into the woods.
St. John's County
Sheriff's deputy Dan
Sorrell says he was called
to a home on Monday
after roommates were
concemnel after seeing
28-year-old Randal Hart
attack the collie-Labrador
mix. He followed a blood-
trail until he spotted the
dog.
The Florida Times-Union
reports the dog walked
right up to Sorrells.
Sorrells says the dog
had been stabbed in the
side and her throat was
slashed. She was taken to
a veterinary hospital in
Jacksonville and Sorrells
says he plans to pay her
medical bills and take her
home.
Officials say Hart relin-
quished ownership of the
dog. He's been charged
with animal cruelty and
remains in jail on $5,000
bail.

Felons, drugs and
guns found in store
TAMPA Ten convicted
felons were arrested and
scores of guns and
drugs were seized during
a six-month long opera-
tion focused on a
consignment store
across the street from a
Tampa-area elementary
school.
Hillsbprough County
Sheriff David Gee an-
nounced the arrests
Tuesday.
The Tampa Tribune
reports that the drug and
gun transactions took
place less than 175 feet
away from the school,
typically after school
hours.
During the operation, 34
firearms and 49 silencers
were sold to undercover
detectives.
Officials said the guns
Jremoved from the streets


include an AR-15, an
AK-47-style rifle, a.22-
caliber rifle with a silencer,
sawed-off shotguns and
sniper-type rifles with
night vision.
Detectives also pur-
chased trafficking
amounts of narcot-
ics, crack cocaine and
methamphetamines.

Lawmakers want
repeal of law
TALLAHASSEE -The
mother ofTrayvon Martin
and Democratic lawmak-
ers are calling for the
repeal of the so-called
"stand your ground" law.
Sybrina Fulton, whose
unarmed 17-year-old son
was fatally shot by neigh-
borhood watch volunteer
George Zimmerman,
joined Rep. Alan Williams
and Sen. Dwight Bullard
on Wednesday in calling
for a repeal of the law
that says people can use
deadly force if they feel
threatened. Zimmerman
is charged with second-
degree murder and is
claiming self-defense
under the law.
Williams filed a bill (HB
4009) that would seek the
repeal. It is likely to face
opposition from Repub-
licans who control the
Legislature and backed
the current law. A panel
created by Gov. Rick Scott
has recommended no
major changes.

Allen West to host
online show
WEST PALM BEACH -
You may be seeing more of
tea party firebrand Allen
West after his ouster from
Congress, but don't expect
to see him trying to get his
old seat back.
The Republican tells Fox
News he'll begin hosting
an online TV show called
"Next Generation Today."
And he tells The Palm
Beach PostWednesday he
has no interest in running
against Rep. Patrick Mur-
phyagain in 2014. He did
not entirely rule out a run
in another district.
West narrowly lost to
Murphy in his race for a
second term.


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Escaped bear cub
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(,)GOLI)l-N GATE lI I AIES
- An escaped bear cub
has been seen roaming a
wooded area in the Naples
area.
Officers with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission are
helping a local captive I
wildlife owner find the
125-pound cub after it
escaped from a facil-
ity Tuesday afternoon in
Golden Gate Estates.
Wildlife officials are also
asking residents to report
.any sightings.
Wildlife supervisor Capt.
Mitts Mravic says resi-
dents shouldn't approach
the bear if :hey see it. Any
information "on a direc-
tion of travel for the
bear will be helpful to


law enforcement."
The cub is ikely in
a wooded area on the
owner's property or a
neighboring property.
But wildlife officials say it
could potentially travel in
search of food.
The commission is also
looking into the cause of
the escape.

DJ takes stand at his
own defamation trial
IAM PA Radio DJ
Bubba The Love Sponge
Clem took the stand in his
own defamation trial in
I unpa.
Wednesday was the third
day of Clem's trial. He is
being sued by Todd M I"
Schnit, who says Clem's
claims on the radio were
revenge for an old feud
and an attempt to gain


higher ratings by ruining
the Schnitt's reputation.
Schnitt says Clem called
his wife who was an
assistant state attorney at
the time a "whore" on
air. Clem also said Schnitt
had engaged in "plugola,"
plugging businesses on his
show for favors. Schnitt
denies this.
Clem's attorneys said
Wednesday that Clem was
merely exercising his right
to free speech.
The jury heard several
of Clem's radio broadcasts
and heard from Clem
himself.

Testimony ends in
missing girl trial
MIAMI Testimony has
ended in the trial of Gera-
lyn Graham, the South
Florida woman accused

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of killing 4-year-old foster
child Rilya Wilson more
than a decade ago.
Jurors in the case will
return Tuesday for closing
arguments followed by
deliberations. The 67-
year-old Graham faces life
in prison if convicted of
killing Rilya, who investi-
gators say probably died
in late 2000.
Testimony ended
Wednesday after almost
eight weeks.
Rilya's disappearance
wasn't detected for about
15 months. Her body has
never been found. The
prosecution's case relies
heavily on three jailhouse
informants who say Gra-
ham implicated herself in
the killing while behind
bars.


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High School Baseball

Sports Briefs Shelton out as MHS baseball coach


High School Boys
Basketball
Thursday- Malone at Gracev-
ille, 5:30 p.m.. and 7 p.m..
Friday- Ponce de Leon at
Sneads. 5:30 p.m.. and 7 p.m :
Vernon at Cottondale, 6 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.; Graceville at We-
wahitchka, 4:30 p.m.. and 7:30
p.m.: Mananna at Walton. 5.30
p.m.. and 7 p.m.
Saturday- Marianna at Mosley,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.: Malone at
Smiths Station (Ala.). 6 p.m.

High School Girls
Basketball
Thursday- Graceville at
Cottondale. 6 p.m.; Walton at
Marianna. 7 p.m.
Friday- Ponce de Leon at
Sneads, 4 p.m., Graceville at
Wewahitchka, 6 p.m.; Malone at
Bethlehem, 5 p.m.

,Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's and
women's basketball teams will
finish the week in Panama City'
on Saturday against Gulf Coast
State. The women's game will
start at 5:30 p.m., followed by
- the men's game at 7:30 p.m.

Southern Elite
Fastpitch
Southern Elite Fastpitch 12U
Gold will be holding tryouts Jan.
26 at the Alford Rec Park at 2
p.m. Call or text 850-258-8172
for more information.

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


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MARKSKINNER/THE FLORIDAN
Sneads' Devin Hayes goes up for a
shot against Cottondale Friday.

Pirates top

Tallavana
BYDUSTINKENT, ,
dkent@jcfloridan.com

SThe Sneads Pirates made It
three wins in a row Tlesday
night at home, routing Talla-
vana Christian 79-47.
With the win, the Pirates im-
proved to 9-9 overall.
Sneads was coming off of
huge district wins over We-
wahitchka and Cottondale.
both of which were won in
overtime. ..,,
Pirates coach Kelvin Johnson
said it was good to not have to
sweat so much to pick up a vic-
tory for a change.
"It was nice to have a game
where you're not biting your
nails right to the end of the
game," he said. "We were able
to get other guys some playing
time instead of having to bang
and battle for every possession
the whole game."
JeremyWert scored 24 points
to lead the Pirates, with 6-
foot-6 sophomore Alfonso
Brown scoring 15 points in his
first game for the Pirates this
season.


See PIRATES, Page 8A


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com


Marianna High School has re-
lieved Andy Shelton of his duties
as baseball coach for the Bull-
dogs and named former MHS
football coach Steve Dewitt as
his replacement.
Shelton, who remains em-
ployed as a teach at the school,


Pensacola defense

smothers Chipola
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.comn


The Pensacola State Pirates
went into Tuesday night's game
against the No. 7 Chipola Indians
in Marianna facing the prospect
of an 0-3 start to the Pnnhndtlle
Conference season.
Thanks to their stingiest de-
fensive effort of the season, the
Pirates dodged that scenario
by dealing the Indians a disap-
pointing 45-42 home defeat, ihe
second straight league loss for
the Indians just a week after be-
ing ranked No. 1 in the nation.
"To win on the road in the Pan-
handle Conference, you've got
to muck it up," Pensacola coach
Pete Pena said after the game.
"That's what we wanted to do.
We wanted it to be rough. If it's
smooth, then the home team'
feels comfortable. I loved our
defense, but just being honest,
some of it was (Chipola) just
having a bad shooting night."
That's putting it mildly.
The Indians made just 16;of-65
shots on the night (24.6 percent),
including 3-of-20 from the three-
point line, and 7-of-18 from the
free throw line.
The Pirates weren't much bet-
ter, connecting on only 13-of-47
from the field (27.7 percent) and
3-of-13 from the three-point
line, while going 16-of-29 from
the charity stripe..
Qiydar Davis had 18 points to
lead the Pirates, who were finally
able to break through after a pair


was the varsity baseball coach at
Marianna for the past five sea-
sons, winning two district cham-
pionships and posting winning
records each year.
Marianna principal Sarieta
Russ said the school was "going
a different route," but declined
further comment on Shelton's
dismissal.
The Bulldogs went 19-13 last
season and woq the district title


by beating Pensacola Catholic 3-
2 in the tournament champion-
ship game before ultimately be-
ing eliminated from the playoffs
by the Crusaders 14-4.
Dewitt spent three seasons
as the Marianna heaid football
coach from 2009-2011, finishing
12-19 before being replaced by
Tim Cokely in 2012.
Despite having so little time
before the start of the season


Chipola's Terel Hall goes for two Tuesday night against Pensacola.


of close losses to (ulf Coast State
and Norithwte Florida State to
open the league schedule.
"We were stopping ourselves
from winning, but we kept fight-
ing," Pena said of his team. "We
came in and beat a very good
team, a well-coached team. You
don't come to this place very of-
ten and get a win."


There was little in the way of
offensive rhythm for either team
at any point in the game, with
the Indians taking a 23-20 half-
time lead thanks largely to 13 of-
fensive rebounds and a 6-0 edge
in second-chance points.'
The lead changed hands
See CHIPOLA, Page 8A


Lady Indians hold off Lady Pirates


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The No. 9 Chipqla Lady.Indians
bounced back from their first
conference loss of the season
with a 67-54 home victory over
the Pensacola State Lady Pirates
on Saturday night.
Jade Givens had 15 points, five
assists, and eight steals to lead
the Lady Indians, who overcame
a dreadful shooting game to im-
prove to.2-1 in the Panhandle
Conference and 17 2 overall.
"We didn't play well or with
passion," Lady Indians coach,
Greg Franklin said after the
game. "We let them hang around
for too long. That's not the cul-
ture or the climate of this team,
and we've got to change that."
The game got off to a rugged
start, with neither team able to
get much separation until the
Lady Indians went on an 8-2 run
.capped by back-to-back hoops
by Treyvonna Brooks to go up
25-17 late in the first half.
The margin was cut in half af-
ter a three-point play by Teadra
Jones made it 30-26 at the break.
Chipola appeared set to pull
away early in the second half,
with a three-point play by
Lashonda Littleton, a driving
bucket by Jasmine Crawford,
and three-pointers by Kristine
Brance and Crawford making it,
43-31 with 13:11 to play.
But the Lady Pirates fought
back, with a bucket by Margaret
Perdue cutting the lead to 46-42
with 9:10 remaining.
The Lady Indians again pushed


MARK SKINNtI./I Ht I UORIDAN
Jade Givens tries to get off a shot for Chipola during a game against the
Lady Pirates Tuesday night.


the lead to double figures with
an 8-0 run paced by four points
from Givens, but consecutive
buckets by Jones got the Lady Pi-
rates back to within six at 56-50
with 4:02 to play.
A three-point play by Little-
ton made it a nine-point game,
and Pensacola was unable to get
closer than seven the rest of the


way.
l illetron finished with 12
points and seven rebounds,
while Crawford added 13 points,
and Brooks had eight points and
eight rebounds.
But it was the plai of the
sophomore point guard Givens
See INDIANS, Page 8A


- the Bulldogs' first game is Feb.
14 against Liberty County Russ
said she is confident that De-
witt, who remained a teacher
at MHS after being removed as
football coach, will ably fill in for
Shelton.
"He has a knowledge of base-
ball and I respect the way he
works with children," she said.
Calls made to Shelton and De-
witt were not returned.


High School
Basketball


MARK SKINNER/THE FLORIDAN
Norris Calhoun lines up a long
three-point shot during a game
against Sneads last week.


Hornets


drop 3rd


straight


in Wewa
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Cottondale Hornets suf-
fered a tough district road loss
Tuesday night in\Ve\wahiitclka,
falling to the Gators 62-50.
It was the second straight
District 3-1A loss for the Hor-
nets, who fell to 6-4 in league
competition and 10-9 overall.
Wewahitchka improved to
14-4 overall and 8-3 in district
pla% \w'iih the win.
Clay Sasser led the Gators
with 19 points, with Raheem
Wright adding 18, and Javar
Hill 12.
The Hornets were led by Je-
rodd Blount's 23 points, with
DJ Roulhac scoring 18.

4ee HORNETS, Page 8A



Tigers

crush PDL,

get ready

for Malone
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Graceville Tigeit cruised
to a 60-27 home victory over
the Ponce de Leon PI'lri es on
Ttie'sday night, their sixth win
in a row and fifth straight in
DI l iln1 3-lA competition.
Daniel Davis had 16 points to
lead the Tigers, with Marquis
W\lhite adding 13, and Taylor
Rousseau 12.

See TIGERS, Page 8A


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up for a shot last week against
Marianna.


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High School Basketball



Malone completes perfect district season


BY DUSTIN KENT
Sdkent@icfloridan.com


The Malone Tigers completed
their second straight perfect
district regular season Tuesday
night at home, coasting to an
85-44 victory over the Laurel
Hill Hoboes to finish the league
schedule at 10-0.
Ty Baker scored 19 points to
lead the Tigers, while Chai Bak-
er added 17, Austin Williams 14,
and Anthony Speights and Ant-
wain Johnson nine each.
Lane Strickland had 18 points
to lead the Hoboes.
Malone (16-1) led 25-10 af-
ter the first quarter and took a
21-point edge into the halftime
break.
The Tigers continued to have
their way in the third quarter,
outscoring the visitors 27-10 to
take a 72-34 lead into the final


period.
"I thought we played well,"
Malone coach Steven Welch
said. "In the first quarter, it was
a real good game back and forth,
but eventually we. wore them
down and got some separation.
I thought our guys played real
unselfish. It was a pretty good
night."
The Tigers will next travel to
Graceville tonight.for a big non-
district game against the cur-
rent No. 5-ranked team in Class
1A.
Graceville comes in with an
11-6 record and on a six-game
winning streak.
GHS is led by former Malone
coach Matt Anderson,for whom
Welch played for when he was
in high school.
"I've got a lot of respect for
coach Anderson," Welch said.
"He's obviously proven he's a
good coach wherever he's been.


It's always a challenge going
against his team."
Malone comes in having won
its first three games against
county opponents by margins
of 38, 27, and 13 points, and has
generally dominated all of the
teams in the area.
Graceville is 2-3 against coun-
ty teams this year, but the Tigers
are coming off of two straight
big wins over Cottondale and
Marianna, both of which were
Sat home.
GHS will be looking for its
biggest home win yet tonight,
and Welch said he and his play-
ers are eagerly anticipating the
matchup.
"We know the challenge it
presents, but the guys are look-
ing forward to it," he said. "It's
a welcome challenge to get to
go over there, and it should be
a great atmosphere."
The game will tip at 7 p.m.


Malone's Chai
Baker takes a
two point shot
Tuesday night
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Hill Hobos.


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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.
- There's something
about the Baltimore Ra-
vens that brings out the
worst in.Tom Brady.
Against most teams, he
plays like one of the NFL's
best quarterbacks. Against
the Ravens, he gets out-
played by Joe Flacco.
So what's the problem?
Start with the Ravens'
inspirational, hard-hitting
leader, Ray Lewis. Add a
talented secondary led by
Ed Reed. And tlrow in a
strong defensive line with
Haloti Ngata leading the
charge.
"They have a lot of play-
makers at each level of
the defense," Brady said
Wednesday before the
New England Patriots
practiced. "It's not like you
beat this team, 50-0. It's al-
ways a tight game. There's
tight coverage. There's


Tigers
From Page 7A

With the win, Graceville
improved to 11-6 overall
and 7-2 in league play.
It was the second win
over the Pirates in a five-
day span, with the Tigers
winning 74-38 on Jan. 10
in Ponce de Leon.
But Graceville will~e in
for a far stiffer test tonight
when it plays host to the
Malone Tigers, the top-
ranked team in 1A basket-
ball, and a squad that is
currently 14-0 against 1A
opponents.
Malone is 16-1 overall,
with the only loss com-
ng to 6A Northview (Ala.)
at the Dothan Downtown
Hoops Classic on Dec. 26.
GHS coach Matt Ander-
son said that it's a game


Indians
From Page 7A

at both ends that was per-
haps most crucial to the
Lady Indians' victory.
"Down the stretch, Jade
led us and did the things
we needed to finish the
game," Franklin said. "She
just made plays."
Those plays were much


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) and
quarterback Tom Brady run during practice at the team's
facility in Foxborough, Mass.


tight throws, tough reads
because schematically
they do quite a few things.
So it's never easy."
He doesn't expect it to
be in Sunday night's AFC
championship game.
"You play against a team


his players have been
ready to play for some
time.
"I think they're looking
forward to it. They know
that it's a monumen-
tal challenge," he said.
"Malone is No. 1 for a very
good reason. They have
three Division-I players
in my opinion, and sev-
eral other possible col-
lege prospects. You hardly
ever see that in 1A unless
you go back to when the
private schools were in"
1A. For a public school to
have that is unheard of.
"(Malone coach Steven
Welch) does a great job
with them, too. It will be
tough for us to even stay
in the game."
Malone has won its first
three games against Jack-,
son County opponents by
an average margin of 26


needed on a night when
two, of the Lady Indians'
top guns, sophomore wing
players Brance and Ray-
ven Brooks, both struggled
mightily, combining for 14
points on 4-of-32 from the
field and 1-of-10 from the
three-point line.
Chipola shot just 32 per-
cent from the field for the
game and 4-of-18 from the
three-point line.


like this, that's able to ad-
just because of their per-
sonnel and because they
do a lot of things sche-
matically, there are a lot
of'what ifs' in preparation
throughout the course of
the week," he said. "That's


points, beating Sneads by
38, Cottondale by 27, and
Marianna by 13.
The Tigers are led by 6-
foot-3 junior guard Chai
Baker, who is averaging
21.3 points and 8.5 re-
bounds per game, while
6-foot-6 senior brother
Ty Baker is putting in 13.6
points, 9.1 rebounds, and
2.1 blocks per game.
Graceville has its own
pair of dynamic senior
scorers in lefty forward
MarquisWhite and speedy
guard Rasheed Campbell,
and those two may have
to match the Bakers in
production to lead their
team to victory.
"We've got to have a
good game out of both of
those guys of ours to have
a chance," Anderson said
of White and Campbell.
"Ty and Chai are going to


But the Lady Indians'
got it done at the defen-
sive end, limiting the
Lady Pirates to 34 percent
shooting and forcing 26
turnovers.
"With the way we shot
the ball, if we didn't have
that kind of pressure to
create easy baskets, we
probably would've Idst the
game," Franklin said.
Jones led Pensacola State


really what we're trying to
hone in on this week."
Brady is 5-2 in his seven
games against the Ra-
vens, not a bad record.
But his personal statis-
tics are among the poor-
est against any of the 31
teams he's faced in his 13-
year career.
His 58.6 completion
percentage and 74.1
passer rating are the low-
est against any opponent.
The Ravens are the only
team he's thrown more in-
terceptions against (eight)
than touchdowns (seven).
They've sacked him 16
times, one of five teams
averaging more than two a
game against Brady.
In five games against
the Patriots, Flacco is
2-3 but has completed
64.7 percent of his passes
with a 95.7 passer rat-
ing. He's thrown for nine
touchdowns and just four
interceptions.


make baskets, one way or
another. That's what they
do. They're so athletic and
so sound. They can hurt
you inside and outside,
with rebounds, and off
the dribble. We've just got
to do what we can to con-
tain them.
"But with Malone, you
just pick your poison and
try to do the best you
can. You've got to basi-
cally play almost a per-
fect game. You have to
limit turnovers, take good
shots, get back in transi-
tion, try to make them
earn every point, and
keep them off of the glass.
Their size advantage over
us is extreme, so keeping
them from getting second
and third opportunities to
score will be big."
The game will tip off at
7 p.m.



(11-7 overall, 0-3 in the
Panhandle) with 16 points,
with Shanay Corbett add-
ing 12 points and eight
rebounds, Shorhari Ken-
drick 11 points and 14 re-
bounds, and Alexis Horton
10 points.
Chipola will next travel
to Panama City on Satur-
day night for a huge show-
down with No. 5 Gulf Coast
State.


Pirates
From Page 7A

Brown transferred into
Sneads this year, but
wasn't eligible to play un-
til the spring semester.
The Pirates have been
eagerly awaiting his en-
trance into the lineup,
and for at least one night,
Brown lived up to the
hype.
"We've practiced with
Alfonso all year, but to
get him out there in a
game situation, I thought
it would take a few games
for everybody to get
chemistry with him,"
Johnson said. "I saw a
couple of times where
we got out of sync and
we were standing around
kind of watching him
play, but he played pretty
well. I was impressed.
He's a big plus for us in
the guard area."
Brown also added five


Hornets
From Page 7A
Wewahitchka dominated
the early going, using a
19-1 run to take a 23-6
first quarter lead.
Cottondale fought back
to get to within eight
points at the halftime
break, but found itself
trailing 47-32 going into
the final period.
The Hornets drew to
within six at 53-47 in the
fourth quarter, but they
never got any closer. .
"We came out a little
slow and got going late,"
CHS coach Chris Obert


assists to his 15 points,
with Darius Williams
scoring 11.
Sneads led 40-27 at half-
time and extended the
margin to 61-41 through
three quarters.
The Pirates will next
play host to .Ponce .de
Leon on Friday at 7 p.m.


Lady Pirates win 5"
straight
The Sneads Lady Pirates
took their, fifth consecu-
tive victory Tuesday night
at home, routing Tallava-
na Christian 58-15.
Logan Neel and Tasheri-
ca McMillon each scored
12 points to lead the Lady
Tigers, with ChasityMcG-
riff adding 10 points, and
Emily Glover eight.
With the win, Sneads
improved to 14-3 overall
and 7-2 in District 3-1A
competition.
Sneads will next host
Ponce de Leon on Friday
at 4 p.m.


said. "We had a shot, but
it was too little, too late.
(Wewa) played with a lit-
tle more energy than we
did and hit more shots.
We've got to come out
with a little more effort
and energy.".
It was the third consec-
utive loss for the Hornets,
who lost a pair of one-
point games last weekend
to Chipley and district foe
Sneads.
The Hornets will next
play host to Vernon on
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
"We've just got to fifd
ourselves," Obert said.
"We're in a rut now, so
we've got to dig ourselves


Chipola

From Page 7A

several times in the sec-
ond half, with neither
team leading by more
than three for the first 18
minutes after halftime.
A three-point play by
Davis with 3:01 to play
put the Pirates up 40-37,
but the Indians answered
with a triple from Deme-
trious Floyd to tie the
game back up on the next


Chipola possession.
DeAngelo Kirkland put
the Pirates ahead again
with a pair of free throws,
Sand then added another
bucket with 1:26 to play to
make it 44-40.
Chris Thomas scored
with 52.1 seconds to play
to cut the margin in half,
and the Indians got the
ball back after a steal by
Carlos Morris.
But a shot in the lane by
Cinmeon Bowers missed,.
and the Pirates got a time-
out after a mad scramble
for the ball underneath


the basket with 18.5 sec-
onds to play.
Denzel Richardson was
fouled with 13.1 seconds
on the clock and went to
the lane for two shots,
making 1-of-2 to put the
Pirates up three.
Chipola had one last
chance, but a three-point
attempt from the right
side by Morris rattled in
and out as time expired.
Morris finished with 10
points but went 0-of-6
from the three-point line,
while Thomas led the In-
dians with 11 points on 3-


of-12 shooting.
With the loss, the Indi-
ans fell to 18-2 overall and
1-2 in the Panhandle Con-
ference, with a road game
Saturday night against
Gulf Coast State (17-3, 2-
1) now setting up to be a
crucial contest for the In-
dians to avoid digging an
early conference season
hole.
Pensacola State (15-6,
1-2) will next host the Tal-
lahassee Eagles on Satur-
day, a team looking for its
first conference win after
an 0-3 start.


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Dear Annie: I am a senior in high school.
My boyfriend broke up with me a month
after he went off to college. We had been
together for nine months, and I was dev-
astated. He was my first real boyfriend.
He treated me well and cried when we
broke up. He ended our relationship
because it was his first time being on his
own, and he didn't want anyone tying
him down. He said he needs time to
figure out his life. He claims I will un-
derstand when I go to college, and I am
trying to accept this.
Our breakup was amicable, even
though I was upset. We still text and
talk on a regular basis. I know he has
no intention of getting back together,
at least not now. I have seen him three
times since we broke up, and every time
we end up sleeping together. He told me
recently that he thinks he is interested in
another girl.
My friends say it's best if I cut all ties


Bridge

Robert Duvall said, "You just can't take a
crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie."
You can't take a crash course to be an expert
declarer in bridge. However, here is a chance
to dance around a three-no-trump deal. What
should South do after West leads the heart
jack?
Despite having only 20 high-card points,
South's hand is nearly strong enough to open
two clubs and rebid two no-trump. All those
aces and kings, along with the good five-card
suit, make that hand worth some 22 points.
South starts with seven top tricks: three
hearts, two diamonds and two clubs. Most
days, he will get three more winners from
clubs for an overtrick. But it would be a good
idea to sacrifice the potential extra trick to
avoid crashing like the original declare. He
won the first trick and immediately took his
two top clubs. When the queen did not drop,
South continued with a third club. Now East
did well, shifting to the spade queen. Whatever
declarer did, he had to lose five spade tricks
and go down two.
Since the contract is in danger of crashing
only if East gains the lead, South should have
taken the first trick on the board and played a
low club to his eight (assuming East followed
suit with the two or five, of course). Even if it
lost to the 10, the suit would then have run
and the contract come home safely.


with him no more talking, texting or
seeing him when he's home for breaks.
My friends have never been through
something like this, though, so they don't
understand how hard it would be for me
to not have him in my life. Annie, what
do you think?
CONFUSED IN CALIFORNIA

Dear Confused: Please stop sleeping
with your ex-boyfriend. It only muddies
the water and makes everything more
difficult. He has broken up with you,
and frankly, he was right to do so. He's
away at school and wants to date other
women. Instead of simply cheating on
you, he was honest and ended things.
But continuing to sleep with you is taking
advantage. You have to let him go. If you
want to remain friends, fine, but only if it
doesn't include "with benefits." You heed
some space to get over him and move on
with your life.


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Ilj! REAL ESTATE FOR RENT


GIBB MARIANNA VILLAGE
Now taking applications for people with
disabilities & who have very low incomes.
1 & 2 bedroom apartments.
Wide doorways, lower counters, roll-in
showers. Accessible for wheelchairs &
other mobility aids HUD subsidized rent.

2933 Milton Ave, Marianna,
FL. Call 850-482-4663




1/1 Apartment for Rent
For info call 850-579-8895


1 & 2 BR Apartments available in town near
Chipola. Water/garbage/sewer included.
No pets. 850-526-8392 or 850-209-5620




2/ Duplex In Alth. $475/Mo.
P Team R-alty 850-674- 3002
Orl 2ardP Houes Aparts ets
Now accepting apMilcatons for 2 & 3 BR Apts.
CaWI orome by to pickup
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2/1 Duplex In Atha $475/Mo.
Located at 15664 N.W. Broad St.
Pro Team Realty 850-674- 3002

S 1&2BR Houses f Apts ALSO
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent Included. For details
S 80-5957-3432 or 650/-14-6515
1BR/1BA Home Downtown Marianna -
Large walking closet, CH&A and refridrator
furnished. $375. Mo. + $200. Dep.
Call 850-526-0864
2BR 1BA House for rent, 3043 Noland St
Safe neighborhood, $500/mo + dep.
850-482-8196/209-1301
2BR/1BA Hou se on Burke St
Grand Ridge $425. Mo. + $425. Dep.
Call 850-592-5571
2BR/1BA w/office in Grand Ridge, Rent to own,
very nice, $1000 down $650/mo. 850-997-
2464/850-274-9896
Austin Tyler& Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 4
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Huge 7BR 4 BA Home for rent in Marianna,
PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILIES : 2 kitchens,
2 dining rooms, 3 living rooms, plenty of
storage, barn,huge fenced pool.Will consider
separating Into individual apartments.
Zoned for Residential & Commercial.
1/4 Mile From Wal-Mart 850-544-4440

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer Included.
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*4 850-209-8847 4
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Roomate situation also available.
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2BR Mobile Home Cottondale Area
Water & Garbabge Included. $425. Mo + Dep.
Call 850-890-8485 or 850-890-8487
3BR 2BA MH In Marianna $500/mo. $500 dep.
w/no pets, Or $750 dep. with small pets
850-573-6307 or 850-482-5449
3BR 2BA MH in Sneads $500/mo. No Pets
850-573-0911/850-593-5251
Mobile Homes for Rent 2/1 Located
between Grand Ridge & Sneads
includes water & garbage. $350/month
I 850-573-0308 4A
Quiet, well maintained Park, Water/sewer/
garbage/lawn included. Available Now
3/2 DW $625 & 3/2 $475 & 2/1 $425
Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4
Spacious 2BR 2BA Plus Office, Family of 3
$450-$550 Plus deposit. Clean and Quiet,
No smokers, No pets 850-718-8158

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For Lease: 6,000 sq. ft. Daycare on 2.58 acres.
Licensed for 93 children. Room for expansion.
Call 850-718-6541.
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Very Private
1,600 sq. ft, 2 bedrooms 1 bath with a loft,
and a screened In back porch. House is 60%
complete. Septic system complete, temporary
power pole on 3+ acres. You will love it when
you see Itll! $39,000. Call Allison at 850-381-0720


Gracevllle: Recently renovated 3 BR, 1.5 baths
1350 sq. ft. Great neighborhood and huge back-
yard, $89,999. Call 850-658-4081.


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For Sale By Owner: 41
Briar Hills Drive, Dothan
3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1
acre of land. 1300 square
feet. Built in 2008. All stain-
less steel appliances In kitchen stay. Hard-
wood, tile and carpet floors. Screened In patio.
2 car attached carport. Covered front porch.
Country setting 10 minutes from Southslde
Walmart or SAMC. Asking $113,500. For more
information call 334-701-5889.
r" Very well maintained
5 bedroom, 2 bath, older
home. Includes 2 carports,
yard completely fenced
(privacy) and a shed.
SClose to schools. Room for
a family to growl Call today for your personal
viewing. 850-263-2755.


, '-. ..'o'* ,.' One of a kind home
on the Apalachicola River
in Wewahitchka, Florida.
3BR, 2B modular home.
Outdoor kitchen, shop,
greenhouse and boat
house. Beautiful fenced yard on nice high
riverbank. Large lot is also zoned commercial.
Reduced to sell. $129,000. Call 850-819-0401





* Downtown Chipley House ideal for gift shop,
former sandwich shop w/ comm.
kitchen, approx. 3000sf. nice lot $145K
S 850-579-1290 leave message





Bass Tracker 2002: 18Ft, 90HP Mercury, black
and gray, Garmin GPS fish finder, front fish
finder, AM/FM/CD Radio, Excellent Condition
$6,500. Call 850-774-6230

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37 1999 Tiffin Alegro
Diesel Pusher. Only 64,000
miles w/Cummings diesel
engine and Frelghtllner
chassis, highly polished
hardwood floors in living
area kitchen & bath. Lots of storage inside &
out, no smokers. $45,999.
334-296-2989 ask for Brian.
Ford 1987 Cutaway 27',
SLow Miles,
Clean/Generator, $4599.
Call 334-714-2700.


Buick 2002 Rendezvous;
$1195 down with 0% -
Interest. Daylight Auto
Financing 850-215-1769
9AM-9PM
Chevrolet 2008 Impala ;
$1695 down with 0%
Interest. Daylight Auto
Financing 850-215-1769
9AM-9PM

Chevrolet HHR 2009 LS,
silver 62K miles, $9500.
334-798-5669.

Ford 1993 Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Su-
percharged V6, Exterior Red, Interior Black
leather. 114k miles, Very clean, no rust power
everything. Plenty of modifications. 13.8 1/4
mile time. Asking $3,000. Please call for pic-
tures, 330-461-1958

35 MPG, $4999. Call 334-
714-2700.


.i-.HU Mercedes Benz 1981380 SL,
silver & blue convertible
with hard top, V8 engine,
75K low miles, garage kept,
runs in exc. cond. must see to believe it'
$15.000. OBO 786-417-1355or 334-538-7475,
SPontlac 2000 Grand Prix;
$695 down with 0%
Interest. Daylight Auto
Financing 850-215-1?69
9AM-9PM

Toyota 2006 Solara Convertible, navigation
system, DVD player, Cosmic Blue metallic, tan
top & tan leather, loaded, low miles, 1-owner
$21,500. 334-803-1638
Toyota 2011 Camry SE (Sport Edition), 4dr.,
auto, power pkg., White, 9,000 miles, show
room condition, ext. warranty,. $19,500. 850-
569-2215,850-718-5461,850-717-7105.


2003 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, blue,
comes with extras $6,999. Great condition
850-573-1695 or 850-263-1678


HARLEY DAVIDSON 2012 UL-

MILES, CHROME WHEELS,
ABS BRAKES, CD,CB,AM/FM
RADIO,HEATED HAND GRIPS,
PYTHON PIPES, CRUISE CON-
TROL, RIDERS BACK REST,
PLUS MORE EXTRAS, NO TIME TO ENJOY, CALL
334-268-3900, ASKING $19,900


Honda 2004 VTX 1300 cc 22K mi. new tires,
service, 2 helmets, leather bags, adult owned
334- 803-3397 $3950. NICEIIII



down with 0% Interest.
Daylight Auto Financing
850-215-1769
9AM-9PM


Ford 2002 Explorer.
Recently painted. Tinted
windows. CD player. New
tires. Needs motor and
Transmission work.
Title In had. $1,000. 334-701-0107 after 5PM. _


Jeep 2003 Liberty; $1095
down with 0% Interest.
Daylight Auto Financing
850-215-1769
9AM-9PM

Volvo 2003 XC90, T6 Pack.
age,,3rd Row Seating,
I$5999. Call 334-714-2700.


Chevrolet 2001 SIIlerado;
$1495 down with 0%
Interest. Daylight Auto
Financing 850-215-1769
9AM-9PM

S2Dodge 2004 Ram; 4-Door
Crew Cab; $1895 down
with 0% Interest. Daylight
Auto Financing 850-215-
1769; 9AM-9PM

GMC 1997 Short Bed: $795
down with 0% interest.
Daylight Auto Financing
850-215-1769
9AM-9PM
GMC 2003 2500 HD SLT Turbo Diesel 140K
mileage, V8, Good condition with only one pre-
vious owner, well kept maintenance records.
5th wheel attachment and equipment with
trailer brakes. Call for all other accessories
such as heated seats, leather, tinted windows,
etc. $15,200, 334-718-8225
Heavy Duty Disc Harrow in good condition
$250. 334-695-5123 or 334-687-2319
Volvo 1996-DIESEL TRUCK, Good Condition
Asking price $10,000 OBO 334-695-1954


Co-iac Pontiac 2003 Montana Ext Mini-Van
I Seats 8 White 102K mi 20/25 MPG
Runs Great, Auto trans, alloy
wheels, Frt-Rear AJC Power Windows Locks,
Mirrs & Drvr Seat, Cruise Ctrl, Remote Keyless
Ent. Roof Rack, Clean, serviced every 3K mi
New tires 2011 garage kept
$5700 (334 618-4645



IST PLACE TO CALL FOR ALL OF
YOUR TOWING NEEDS!


ALTO BODY & RECYCLING
PAYING TOP DOLLfR FOR UNK CARS
Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624

n CALL FOR TOP PRICE

FOR JUNK VEHICLES

I ALSOS.ELL USED PARTS
24 HOUR TOWING a) 334-792-8664
WANTED Nice Pick-Up, preferably Extended
Cab Ford Ranger or Tacoma must have air, any
color but black. 334l-674863


LF160008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR JACKSON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, CML ACTION
CASE NO.: 32-2012-CA-00350
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
-l.lnuiff


vslan Carseat/Booster combo $30 856-693-3260.
JASON H. LOPER, et al. Chest -antique,4 drawer, oak, $60, 850-209-0702
Defendants) Chest of Drawer $25. 850-482-2039
NOTICE OF SALE Computer laptop 14" new in box $400. 477-4513

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Or- End Table, Glass Top $35 239-272-8236
der Cancelling and Rescheduling Foreclosure End Tables, new $25. ea. 334-477-4513
Sale dated January 2, 2013, entered in Civil
Case Number 32-2012-CA-000350, in the Circuit Gold rope chain mens 20" $300. 334-477-4513.
Court for Jackson County. Florida, wherein Luggage set (4) Protacol $50. 334-477-4513.


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Carpentry/Painting Installations
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
General Repairs Insured




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Now offering mobile wash inside
and outside, oil change & vacuum
Detailing now for the low price of $50.
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All services performed on site.



For General House or
Office Cleaning
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Free Estimates References Available

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Window- 29 1/2x30 1/4. $115. 850-482-2636


Windows-14x73, plastic. $45, 850-482-2636


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Social Security?
Then let the experts help. Retired Social 'D I Ea
Security Administration Hearing Office -
Director Jerry Glover knows the law and
wants to help you.
Call today for your FREE Consultation
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BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Is the Plaintiff, and JA-
SON H. LOPER, et al., are the Defendants, Jack-
son County Clerk of Court will sell the property
situated in Jackson County, Florida, described
as:
COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER OF SEC-
TION 31, T6N, R9W, JACKSON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND RUNNING THENCE NO1D13'W A DIS-
TANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE N88D57'E A DIS-
TANCE OF 365.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE NO1D12'W A DISTANCE OF
210.00 FEET; THENCE N88D57'E A DISTANCE OF
105.00 FEET; THENCE SO1D12'E A DISTANCE OF
210.00 FEET; THENCE S88D57'W ALONG THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF FLORIDA HIGH-
WAY NO. S-162 A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID PROPERTY LY-
ING IN THE SW1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION
31, T6N, R9W.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at North front door, 4445 Lafayette
Street, Marianna, FL 32447 at 11:00 AM, on the
25th day of April, 2013. Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of
Sthe lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated: January 2, 2013
Dale Rabon Guthrie
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
Jackson County Clerk of Court
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC
Persons with a disability needing special ac-
commodation in order to access court facilities
or participate in a court proceeding at any
courthouse or court program, should within
two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court
Administration to request such an accommo-
dation. Please contact the following: Court Ad-
ministration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida
32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice
Impaired: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@
judl4.flcourts.org
Moun ki gen yon andikap ki bezwen
akomodasyon espesyal poujwenn akse nan
enstalasyon tribunal oswa patisipe nan yon
pwosedi tribinal nan nenpbt ki tribinal oswa
program tribinal, yo ta dwe nan lespas de (2)
iou apre yo resevwa ayl, kontakte
Administrasyon Tribinal pou made pou sa yo
yon akomodasyon. Tanpri kontakte bagay sa
yo: TribinalAdministrasyon, PO Box 826, Ma-
rianna, Florid 32447; ??Nimewo telefbn: 850-
718-0026; Odyans & Vwa ki gen pwoblem: 1-
800-955-8771; lmel: ADARequest@judl4.flcourt
s.org
Les personnel souffrant d'un handicap
necessitant un hebergement specifique pour
acceder aux locaux, ou de participer a une
procedure judlclalre au palais de Justice ou
tout programme judiciare, devralt dans les
deux (2) ours de la reception de I'avis, veullez
communiquer avec I'admlnistration des
tribunaux pour demander une telle adaptation.
S'll vous plait contacter les personnel
sulvantes: administration des tribunaux, PO
Box 826, Marianna, en Floride, 32447,
Telephone: 850-718-0026; I'audition et la voix
altdere: 1-800-955-8771, Courriel: ADARequest
@iudl4.flcourts.org
Las personas con discapacidad necesitan
instalaciones especiales para acceder a los
servicios judiciales o participar en un
procedimiento judicial en cualquier tribunal ju-
dicial o program, en caso de un plazo de dos
(2) dias sigulentes a la recepci6n de la
notificaci6n, comtnfquese con la
Administracidn del tribunal para solicitar una












30 Elec fence post & yel. con. $35. 850-352-4181
Baby boy clothes 0-18 mo. $20 850-693-3260
Baby Clothes-girl 0-12 mo. $30 bx, 850-693-3260
Barb wire 1320 ft. new $25. 850-352-4181.
Boat Traler '97 magic tilt $350.850-209-0747.
Box Spring & Mattress: Qu. $50. 850-482-2039


vlvienda. Por favor, p6ngase en contact con lo
sigulente: Administracidn de los Tribunales, PO
Box 826, Marlanna, Florida 32447, teldfono: 850-
718-0026; Audici6n y voz alterada: 1-800-955-
8771, Correo electr6nico: ADAReqibest@judl4.fl
couits.org
LF160014
LETTERS OF INTEREST
AND STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
For RFP# 1213-20
Provide Inspection and Bid assistance on graht
programs
Dear Vendor;
Thank you for your interest in doing business
with the Jackson County Board of County Com-
missioners. Currently, we are requesting Let-
ters of Interest and Statements of Qualifica-
tions from licensed, qualified Housing contrac-
tors in the State of Florida with experience to
provide inspections and bid assistance on
grant programs for rehabilitation of residences
in Jackson County Florida.
RFQ Number: 1213 20
Due Date: January 30th 2013- 2:00 p.m. CT at
the Jackson County Purchasing Department
2864 Madison Street, Marianna, Fl32448
Bid Opening: January 31st 2013 10:00a.m.
Central time
The contractor will be selected based on quali-
fications and experience for this type of project
Please direct any questions regarding these
documents to Stan Hascher Jackson County
Purchasing Director. Questions must be sub-
mitted in writing and faxed to (850)482-9682 or
emailed to shascherLjacksoncountyfl.com
with a copy faxed to Nikki Goodwin, Housing
Grants Coordinator 850-718-0518 We look for-
ward to working with you. A copy of the RFQ is
also on our web page www.jacksoncountyfl.co
m click on Purchasing then on bids/RFQ's
Sincerely,
Stan Hascher Purchasing Director
Jackson County Board of County Commission-
ers
Chuck Lockey, Board Chairman
Dale Rabon Guthrie, Clerk of Courts
EEO STATEMENT
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.


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Miror w/shelves, $50. 850-693-3260.
OCCUPIED Japan Figurine $6, 850-209-0702
Refrigerator G.E., 18 cu.ft., $50, 850-573-0851
Refrigerator-tabletop 4 cu.ft.,$100.850-573-0851
Refrigerator-Whirlp.,18 cu.ft.,$125.850-573-0851
Shotgun: Winchester 1400 12 ga. $350.573-5135
Sleeper Sofa: Queen $250. Call 239-272-8236
Steel Door- 32 x 80 LH, $50, 850-482-2636
Table Lamp: $30 Call 239-272-8236
Watches mens Invicta swiss $100. 477-4513.


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Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room


The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS NASA is
partnering with a com-
mercial space company in
a bid to swap out the cum-
bersome "metal cans" that
now serve as astronauts'
homes in space for inflat-
able bounce-house-like
habitats that can be de-
ployed on the cheap.
A $17.8 million test
project will send an in-
flatable room that can
be compressed for deliv-
ery into a 7-foot tube to
the International Space
Station, officials said
Wednesday during a news
conference at North Las
Vegas-based Bigelow
Aerospace.
If the module proves du-
rable during two years at
the space station, it could
open the door to habitats
on the moon and missions
to Mars, NASA engineer
Glen Miller said.
The agency chose Big-
elow for the contract
because it was the only
company working on the
inflatable technology, said
NASA Deputy Administra-
tor Lori Garver.
Founder and president
Robert Bigelow, who made
his fortune in the hotel


industry before getting
into the space business in
1999, framed the gambit as
an out-of-this-world real
estate venture. He hopes to
Sell his spare tire habitats
to scientific companies
and wealthy adventurers
looking for space hotels.
NASA is expected to in-
stall the 13-foot, blimp-
like module in a space
station port by 2015. Big-
elow plans to begin selling
stand-alone space homes
the next year.
The new technology
provides three times as
much room as the existing
aluminum models and is
also easier and cheaper to
build, Miller said.
Artist renderings of the
module resemble a tinfoil
clown nose grafted onto
the main station. It is hard-
ly big enough to be called
a room. Miller described it
as a large closet with pad-
ded white walls and gear
and gizmos strung from
two central beams.
Garver said on Wednes-
- day that sending a small in-
flatable tube into space will
be dramatically cheaper
than launching a full-sized
module.
S"Let's face it; the most
expensive aspect 'of


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
This artist's rendering provided by Bigelow Aerospace shows a Bigelow inflatable space
station.


taking things in space is
the launch," she said. "So
the magnitude of impor-
tant of this for NASA really
can't be overstated."
Thepartnership is anoth-
er step toward outsourcing
for NASA, which no lon-
ger enjoys the budget and
public profile of its heyday.
The agency has handed off


rocket-building to private
companies, retired it space
shuttles in 2011 and now
relies on Russian space-
ships to transport Ameri-
can astronauts to and from
the space station.
Astronauts will test the
ability of the bladder,
known as the Bigelow Ex-
pandable Activity Module,


or BEAM, to withstand
heat, radiation, debris and
other assaults. Some ad-
venturous scientists might
also try sleeping in the
spare room, which is the
first piece of private real
estate to be blasted into
space, Garver said.
Bigelow said the NASA
brand will enable him to


begin selling Kevlar habi-
tatq several times the size
of the test module.
"This year is probably
going to be our kickoff year
for talking to customers,"
he said. "We have to show
that we can execute what
we're talking about."
Bigelow, who launched
a small prototype of the
module in 2006 after li-
censing the patent from
NASA, will rely on Boeing
and Southern California
rocket developer Space Ex-
ploration Technologies to
p oide transportation.
A 60-day stay will cost
$25 million, slightly less
than a roundtrip ticket
into low-earth orbit.
He predicted that the
primary customers will be
upwardly mobile coun-
tries including Brazil, Sin-
gapore and the United
Arab Emirates that "have a
difficult time getting their
astronauts into orbit" and
could use a private space
station to barter and build
up prestige.
The biggest techno-
logical challenge will be
transporting the collapsed
module through the sub-
-zero temperatures of space
without tearing or cracking
any part of it, Miller said.


Armstrong: 'People can decide' the truth


The Associated Press

Lance Armstrong said
viewers can judge for
themselves how candid he
was in his interview with
Oprah Winfrey.
"I left it all on the table
with her and when it airs
the people can decide," he
said in a text message to
The Associated Press.
Armstrong responded
to a report in the New
York Daily News, citing
an unidentified source,
that he was not contrite
when he acknowledged
during Monday's taping
with Winfrey that he used
performance-enhancing
drugs. Although the first
installment of a two-part
interview doesn't air un-
til tonight, there has been
no shortage of opinions or
advice on what Armstrong
should say.
Livestrong, the cancer
charity Armstrong found-
ed in 1997 and was forced
to walk away from last
year, said in a statement
Wednesdayit expected him
to be "completely truthful
and forthcoming." A day
earlier, World Anti-Doping
Agency general director
David Howman said noth-
ing short of a confession
under oath "not talking
to a talk-show host" -
could prompt a reconsid-
eration of Armstrong's life-
time ban from sanctioned
events. And Frankie An-
dreu, a former teammate
that Armstrong turned on,


This Jan. 14 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey
interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong:
The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will


air nationally today and Friday.
said the disgraced cyclist
had an obligation to tell all
he knew and help clean up
the sport.
Armstrong has held con-
versations with officials
from the U.S. Anti-Dop-
ing Agency, including a
reportedly contentious
face-to-face meeting with
USADA chief executive
Travis Tygart near the Den-
ver airport.
It was USADA's 1,000-
page report last year, in-
cluding testimony from
nearly a dozen former
teammates, that portrayed
Armstrong as the leader
of a sophisticated doping


ring that enveloped the
U.S. Postal Service team on
the way to title after title at
the Tour de France. In ad-
dition to the lifetime ban,
Armstrong was stripped of
all seven wins, lost nearly
all of his endorsements
and was forced to cut ties
with Livestrong.
According to a person
with knowledge of the sit-
uation, Armstrong has in-
formation that might lead
to his ban being reduced
to eight years. That would
make him eligible to com-
pete in elite triathlons in
2020, when Armstrong will
be 49.


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on Afghan corpse


The Associated Press

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
A Marine who pleaded
guilty Wednesday to uri-
nating on the corpse of a
Taliban fighter in Afghani-
stan will likely be demot-
ed one rank under a plea
agreement, although a
military judge called for a
much harsher sentence.
Staff Sgt. Edward W.
Deptola pleaded guilty to
multiple charges at court-
martial, including derelic-
tion of duty for desecrating
remains, posing for pho-
tographs with the corpses
and failing to properly su-
pervise junior Marines.
The judge, Lt. Col. Ni-
cole Hudspeth, would
have sentenced him to six
months confinement, a
$5,000 fine, demotion to
private and a bad-conduct
Discharge. But she is bound


by terms of the plea agree-
ment the sergeant reached
with military prosecutors.
A general will review the
sentence and could choose
to lower it.
Deptola and another
Marine based at Camp
LeJeune were charged last
year after a video surfaced
showing four Marines in
full combat gear urinating
on the bodies of three Af-
ghans in July 2011. In the
video, one of the Marines
looked down at the bodies
and quipped, "Have a good
day, buddy."
Deptola was sergeant
for a scout sniper platoon.
Though he had been previ-
ously deployed overseas,
he was on his only combat
deployment at the time.
The Southold, N.Y., native
is married with two chil-
dren, but military officials
declined to give his age.


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