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Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
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Vol. 90 No. 14

Steele City home destroyed by fire


An early-morning fire de-
stroyed a home and vehicle at
2035 Corbin Road in Steele City
on Thursday.
Kathy and Fred Watson were
asleep in their bedroom when
the smell of smoke woke Kathy.
She shook her husband awake
and told him she thought
something was on fire. He
went to check through the
house. At first, Fred couldn't
find any sign of fire, but then
he opened the door to the

attached garage. His wife's car
was on fire.
He grabbed a garden hose
and tried to put out the fire,
also aiming water at the garage
ceiling in an effort to keep it
cool, but was unable to knock
the blaze out. It began curling
the vinyl siding of the home.
Unable to go back in the house
the way he came out because
the fire was by then blocking
his way, Fred ran around to the
front of the house and rushed
inside to check on his wife.
Kathy had by then called 911
and was inside trying to rescue

family pictures. Determined to
save the treasured keepsakes,
she persisted in that task when
her husband came back in to
get her. He forced her out of
the home, and the two escaped
Fred was also able to move
his truck out of the area be-
fore it was engulfed. The truck
received minor fire and heat
The Watsons bought their
home about four years ago
from a relative, Kathy's aunt,
See FIRE, Page 7A



M airanda Jordan from the Jackson County Health Department reads to students in
Shelia Benton's kindergarten class at Malone School on Thursday. Jordan was one
of several guest readers who visited the school as part of its Florida LiteracyWeek
celebration. Other activities included a reading competition, in which the class that earns
the most advance reading points gets a cupcake party; and taking part in the Million Minute
Read on Monday morning, during which the school's 450 students dropped everything and,
read for 25 minutes. On Tuesday, students had a chance to pay $1 to take an hour off to read,
part of a fundraiser for the school's accelerated reading rewards program. In the past, rewards
,have ranged from cookies to trips to the movies, a pumpkin farm and even a Florida State
basketball game. The event raised $338, with some students paying $7 to read all day.

MLK events

now set for


and Monday

The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade sched-
uled for 10 a.m. on Monday will have 39
entries, up from the 21 participants in last
year's parade.
That's encouraging news to the Rev. Ron
Mizer, who is helping
organize the NAACP-
sponsored event as -niat sa
the recently installed .a s
president of the local red
chapter. people, thatwe
"That says we're aremreaixing
touching people, that the importance
we are realizing the ofkeepinghe
importance of keeping dreamalive
the dream alive with
Dr. Martin Luther King T hr. Marti
and passing it along LutherE ingand
to our youth," Mizer passing italong
said. to ouryouth."
The parade begins 7 t.eRonher,
on Daniels Street I 1,
on Danels trt helping organize the
and will conclude at NAACP-sponsored MLK
Madison Street Park. Parade
Sunland Superinten-
dent Merlin Roulhac
will serve as grand
marshal of the parade.
Prior to the parade that day, NAACP is
hosting a free prayer breakfast at 7 a.m., to
be held at St. James AME Church, located
at 2891 Orange St. in Marianna. After the
parade, a celebration will be held in Madi-
son Street park. It begins around noon and
will continue until 2:30 p.m. Guest speak-
ers will be the Rev. Larryisaac Scott, pastor
of New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, and Judy Mount, Chairman of the
See MLK, Page7A

New duties in store for Sunland Training Center leader

Superintendent to supervise Mentally Retarded Defendant Program at Chattahoochee'


Sunland Training Center Su-
perintendent Merlin Roulhac
took over her job just a few
months ago; today, another big
responsibility will be placed on
her shoulders when she officially
takes over the administration of
the Mentally Retarded Defen-
dant Program at Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee. Her
appointment was announced
this week.

Clients in the program at
FSH are people who have been
charged with a
crime but deemed
incompetent to
proceed to trial.
The individuals
served will not be
moved to Sun-
Roulhac land, but continue
to live at the FSH
campus. Some administrative
personnel, however, may shift to
the other campus.
Roulhac's' home base will

continue to be Sunland, but she
will be a frequent visitor to the
other facility a half-hour down
the road. She's been there al-
ready and is planning another
trip over in a few days.
Roulhac said, just as she did
when she took over at Sunland,
she will spend some time getting
to know the MRDP program be-
fore she makes any big changes;
but with one exception.
She already knows she will
merge the administrative func-
tions of the two facilities, which

both fall within the state's Agen-
cy for Persons with Disabilities.
In advance of her official start to-
day, Roulhac has been schooling
herself in the MPRD program;
the manual she's working from
is several inches thick, and it
augments her person-to-person
education in the workings of the
Roulhac's appointment to the
MRDP post was decided soon
after the previous administrator
there retired, but her assignment
is not a temporary one. She is

expected to be the long-term
replacement. For taking on"
extra duty, Roulhac got a $10,1
salary boost, bringing her col.
pensation to about $100,000.
The additional duty brings with
it a count of roughly 300 emiploy-
ees and about 120 residents. At
Sunland, she is responsible for
about 800 employees and more
than 330 residents.
Roulhac said she's ready to
tackle to challenge.
"I look at it as an honor; I'm
humbled that they believe I can
do this, and I'm going to do my
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Circulation Manager Dena Oberski

Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
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Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
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out of errors and advertisements beyond
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occupied by that portion of the advertise-
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such error is due to the negligence of the'
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tion of any advertisement beyond the
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publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
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news bf general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at thp Floridan offices.
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Community Calendar

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
a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna.

3 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,
) Florida Bull Test 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.
N Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First
United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in
) Jackson County Talent 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.
3 St. Joseph Masonic Lodge 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 donation. Call 850-

)Jackson County Youth Council 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 Concert: Lopez Tabor
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
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
a Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

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.
* Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade -10 a.m.
beginning at Borden St., ending at Madison St. in
Marianna. Call 693-3055,
a Chlpola Chapter, NSDAR Meeting 11 a.m. in
the Hudnall Building Community Room, Marianna.
Dr. Pay Marling will discuss "Women's Heart Health."
Reservations required for the luncheon; contact
Vice Regent Carolyn Jordan at 638-1947 or cdjor-
a Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U:S. 90 Wes.t, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
a Capt Luke Lott's 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 Concerned American Patriots Meeting 6
p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Center on.
U.S. 90 West (next to the National'Guard Armory),
Marianna. Speaker Mike Maharrey, national com-
munications director with the Tenth Amendment
Center, will discuss, "Our Last Hope-Rediscovering
the Lost Road to Liberty,' focusing on the relation-
ship between states and the federal government.
Public welcome, Free admission.
N 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.
D Concerned American Patriots Meeting 6
p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Center on
U.S. 90 West (next to the National Guard Armory),
Marianna. Speaker Mike Maharrey, national com-
munications director with the Tenth Amendment
Center, will discuss, "Our Last Hope-Rediscovering
the Lost Road to Liberty," focusing on the relation-
ship between states and the federal government.
Public welcome. Free admission.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist

Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

) 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.
) Covenant Hospice Orientation for New
Volunteers -10 a.m. to noon, 4215 Kelson Ave.
Suite E. Seeking individuals interested in providing
administrative, development or outreach support
for the organization. No costs and refreshments
provided. Call 482-8520.
a Orientation Noon to 3 p.m. at Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90, Marianna. Learn
about and register for free services. Call 526-0139.
) 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.

a Basic 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting
- Noon to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United
Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SHospital Board of Trustees and Finance
Committee Meetings 5 p.m. in the Jackson
Hospital Community Room, Hudnall Building, Mari-
anna. Call 718-2629.

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.
) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
) Job Club 12-3 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.
Wellness Fair 3-6 p.m. at the Jackson County
Health Department, 4979 Healthy Way, Marianna.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calei id.e r .il: i- 0. r., n i,. iolidani 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Cion:,lititii- jn L e ri r. Mar.iri

Police Roundup

The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 16, the latest
available report: One accident,
two suspicious persons, one
escort, one report of mental
illness, two verbal disturbances,
one drug offense, two burglar
alarms; 12 traffic stops, one
assault, one animal complaint,
two assists of other agencies,
and one threat/harassment
complaint. W

The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for Jan. 16, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may

be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cotton-
-._ : dale police
1y, departments):
----- One accident,
CR] ME one missing
juvenile, one
stolen tag,
two aban-
doned vehicles, one reckless
driver, one suspicious incident,
two suspicious persons, one
special detail, one escort, one
burglary, one burglary of a
structure, one vehicle burglary,
one physical disturbance, one
prowler, one woodland fire,
three drug offenses, 13 medi-
cal calls, one traffic crash, eight
burglar alarms, 10 traffic stops,
one drag racing complaint, one
civil dispute, one trespass com-
plaint, one noise disturbance,
10 assists of other agencies, one

public service call, one welfare
check, three transports, one
Baker Act transport and one 911

The following persons, were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
a Benjamin Segarra, 28, 2934
Sunset Drive, Marianna, aggra-
vated stalking.
) Gary Temple, 39, 103 Petty
Road, Marianna, violation of
county probation.
))Tanya Skeens, 41, 1856 Quail
Roost Road, Cottpndale, aggra-
vated child abuse.
) Draneshla Cummings, 32,
2882 Borden St., Marianna,
hold for Washington Co.
) Tammy Dixon, 30, 2813 Mil-
ton Ave., Marianna, battery on a

law enforcement officer.
) Lonzell Knox, 25, 3317
Contour Drive, Campbellton,
a Aurora Cutchins, 38, 2532
Elizabeth Lane, Alford, violation
of state probation.
) Robert Clements, 47, 1814
Sterrett Drive, Alford, posses-
sion of listed chemicals.
) Cecilia Corbln,'72, P.O. Box
631, Alford, driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked.
Jessica Lent, 26, 555th St.,
Chipley, possession of drug
) Randy Morris, 55, 1787
Florida St., Alford, possession of
listed chemicals.

Jail Population: 210
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
It 5.2 ? :.r a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call,
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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From left, Garrett Grimsley, financial center manager; Leslie Fuqua, executive director of
Jackson County.Habitat for Humanity; and Don Nowell.

First Federal, employees

give $1,204 to local agency

Special to the Floridan

First Federal Bank of
Florida and its Jackson
County employees donat-
ed more than $1,200 to, a
local agency through the
First FederalWay program.
Employees from Jackson
County donated $602,
which facilitated a match
of the same amount by
First Federal for a total of
$1,204 contributed to The
Jackson County Habitat
for Humanity. Bank-wide,
First Federal contributed
over $61,400.
First Feleral Bank of
Florida is proud of its
generous, compassionate
employees. Its employees

continued to give back
to their communities
this year, despite a weak
economy. Through First
Federal Way, employees
elect to contribute a por-
tion of their paycheckto a
nonprofit agency of their
choice. At the end of each
year, First Federal matches
the total contribution and
awards it to the selected
Keith Leibfried, Presi-
dent and CEO of First Fed-
eral, expressed gratitude
to the different agencies
for all the dedicated ser-
vices they provide to our
"I am also grateful to the
First Federal employees

who generously shared
their hard earned income
and to First Federal's Board
of Directors for authoriz-
ing a match of our employ-
ees," Leibfried said. "Most
importantly, I am grateful
to the loyalty of our cus-
tomers who enable us to
be such a good community
Founded in 1962, First
Federal has 18 branches
located in Amelia Island,
Bonifay, Bradenton, Chi-
pley, Dowling Park, Jasper,
Lake City, Live Oak, Mac-
Clenny, Marianna, Mayo,
Sarasota and Yulee.
For additional informa-
tion contact Nina Heringer
at 386-755-0600.

Lopez-Tabor Duo in concert

at St. Luke's Church Sunday

Special to the Floridan

The Lopez-Tabor Duo
- Alfonso Lopez; violin
and Michelle Tabor, piano
- will be in concert at St.
Luke's Episcopal in down-

town Marianna,
at 4 p.m. The co
is invited to the
and a meet-t
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Sunday southeastern U.S. Lopez
immunity is the concertmaster of the
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he-artists chestra. Tabor grew up in
Venezuela and now lives
concert in in Tallahassee. They have
)ur of the performed over 100 con-
certs together since 2004.
Both began to take lessons
on their respective instru-
. ments at the age of 7. You
2734 can find more information
and videos on their web-
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Sunday's program is var-
12-31 ied. It will open with a so-
nata by Beethoven. Then
30-36 there will be two new tan-
gos byanArgentinian com-
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be three dances by Spanish
composers. The program
1B30 will end with showy, vir-
tuosic pieces highlighting
1-24 the violin.
The St. Luke's Fine Art
Series is ah outreach proj-
ect of the church. This, the
eighth season will con-
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S For additional informa-
tion contact Lois Jones at
-7777 482-7671.

Riverside elementary

releases honor rolls

Special to the Floridan

Riverside Elementary
school has released its
honor rolls for the second
nine-week term.
Third grade
) A Honor Roll Avery
Arunakul, Anna Barber,
Bud Basford, Caroline
Brunner, Caleb Butler,
William Carrel, Matthew
Clikas, Cheniyah Dames,
Payton Edenfield, Madi-
son Fears, Caleb Garrett,
Jackson Gause, Garrison
Glass, Syler Griffin, Jade
Hendrix, Patty Hernandez,
Tyler Huey, Halle Hurst,
Jasmine Ihrke, Leonardo
Infante, Georgia Lassman,
Jacob Locke, Noah McCoy,
Shrandyss McMillan,' Mia
Merrifield, Zane Monk,
Cole Payne, Damien Peal,
Trett Phillips, Emma Rea-
gan, Monique Reed, Mat-
tie Rooks, Emilyann Roul-
hac, Laney Stewart, Amiya
Summerwell, Sophia Sun,
Jonah Tolin, Emma White-
head, Dominic Wieda,
Kennedy Wilkes, Colby
Williams and Brantley
) A/B Honor Roll Ju-
liette Alday, Brady Barber,
Jade Bowman,, Tucker
Brock, Amari Brown,
McKenzie Brown, Hayden
Cannady, Elijah Chalker,
Covin Clay, Olivia Clem-
mons, Zoe Clikas, Waylon
Crumpler,- Olivia De La
Hunt, Allison D6ugherty,
Anderson Earle, Daysha
Edwards, Grady Farris,
Emma Felts, Christo-
pher Gable, Sebastian
Good, Kanaujia Graham,
Ty'Adrian Graham, Jailey
Gray, Diamond Hamilton,
Max Harkrider, Ausband
Harris Jayla Helium, Hunt-
er Hires, Kylie Hollister,
Katlynn Hurley, Lawson
Jackson, Jenna Jarrard,
Azaria Jennings, Bryanna

Hennann retires
fom school system n
Tom Hermann was
recently honored with
a retirement reception
after many years of
dedicated service to the
Jackson County School
System. Superintendent
Steve Benton presented
Hermann a plaque in
appreciation for his
service. He was sur-
rounded by friends, love
ones, and students dur-
ing the reception who
had many wonderful
things to say about him
during this important
event. Many of Her-
mann's years were spent
as a guidance counselor
for the Jackson County
Adult Education Pro-
gram, participants of
which gave him a big
thank you for all he
did for their education
Special to the Floridan


Johnson, Camron Jones,
Madison Jones, Nakiyah
Leslie, Dustin Lipford,
Hannah McCoy, Michael
Melton, Caleb Morrissey,
Olivia Parker, Madison
Peeler, Layla Peterson,
Audra Phillips, Makayla
Price, Maegan Pruett, Lau-
ren Ramin,. Lily Roberts,
Andrew Rush, Zeb Saun-
ders, Laynie Smith, Ama-
rion Speights, Ian Spence,
Lexie Spooner, Taia Tice,
Stephen Tillotson, Ga Vee
Watson, Bradenton Wil-
liams, Kylie Williams, Bre-
anna Wynn and Mason
Fourth grade
A Honor Roll Joshua
Allen, Emma Biggers, Lau-
ren Brock, Abigail Callah-
an, Riley Cleveland, Brady
Donaldson, Kaley Dunn,
Lucas Hopkin, Octavia
Johnson, Makayla Kenner,
Caitlyn McDonald, Alexis
McGann, Colton Mena-
cof, Nathan Morris, Emily
Seay, Hank Sims and Dea-
con Temples.
) A/B Honor Roll Bri-
anna Abbott, Briana
Autman, Blake Barber,
Caroline Bauldree, Bay-
lee Beauchamp, Bishop
Bosland, Skyler Boyd,
Jamodd Brown, Michael
Byrd, ( Julia Campbell,
Parker Castleberry, Grace
Cone, Kearthany Conrad,
Abigayle Cozart, Ariana
Dailey, Zachary Davis,
Brianna Drummond,
Kezaviona Elder, Azaja
Faulkner, Colton Fenton,
Day'Von Ferguson, Joseph
Giles, Ellie Grimsley, Jeor-
gia Hall, Lauren Harkins,
Chance Harris, Latreysia
Hayes, Serenity Jackson,
Zackary Jernigan, Kaitlin
Land, Emily Locke, Vir-
ginia Milton, Jasmine Mis-
trot, Kate Myhill, Nicholas
Ni, Laurence Pender, Syd-
ney Powell, Casara Price,

Mackenzie Raines, Gar-
rett Roper, Hayden Rush,
Brian Schlask, Mackenzie
Shields, Avie Sigmore,
Hannah E. Smith, Hannah
S. Smith, Kinsey Smith,
Davielle Solomon, Ashan-
ti Spates, Jadyn Stevens,
Carley Tate, Ethan Taylor,
Max Thomas, Shon Sheray
Toombs, Diamond Vann
and Aaron Whitfield.
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) A Honor Roll Gage
Basford, Hannah Collins,
Peyton Gay, Will Michels,
Leighanna Perry, Camer-
on Porter, Mya Reed, Kay-
cie Riley, Noah Shores and
)) A/B Honor Roll Dea-
con Avery, Gage Ban-
nerman, Preston Beall,
Annika Beebe, Gabrielle
Bess, Kodi Brazell, Owen
Brown, Allianne Bryan,
Kayla Cartwright, Gabriel
Carver, Kameron Chad-
dock, Wyatt Chandler, JAC
Clikas, Justin Clikas, Olivia
Cornwell, .John Cowart,
Rose Dougherty,- Dylan
Dykes, Zackory Edenfield,
Lindsey Elliott, Devan Fly-
nn, Jackson Goins, Seth
Ham, Megan Heinemann,
Tykirious Highsmith, Sa-
vannah Hill, Alyssa Hold-
er, Alexee Jackson, Victo-
ria Kelly, Sandra Lee Kent,
Carter Large, Isaiah Long,
Teresa Long, Hailey Mc-
Donald, Haley McKinney,
Karlee Mercer, Chesney
Miller, Anna Beth Milton,
John Mitchell, Ka Tarah
Nelson, Meagan Pel-
ham, Angel Pope, Avery
Retherford, Kelsie Riley,
Jarod Roney, Jason Rudd,
Joshua Salvaty, Iyannah
Sams, Anthony Sims, Dek-
arion Sims, Jaden Smith,
Dustin Smitherman,
Hanah Speers, Jasmyn
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a Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264,
J Joey Hagan Memorial Fish Fry
6-8 p.m. at the Salem Free Will
Baptist Church. Menu: Fried catfish
fillet, smoked chicken, cheese grits,
baked beans, cole slaw, dessert, tea or
coffee. Proceeds benefit an area family
in need. No set charge; donations ac-
cepted. Call 579-4194. *
) Associated Ministries Inc. Semi-
annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. at
Christian Center Church in Marianna.
Guestspeaker: Charles Simpson,
author, Bible teacher, motivational
speaker and pastor. Children's minis-
try, nursery provided.
a Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen
meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hang-ups in a safe environment,"
7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music, testi-
monies and fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m.
Child care available. Call 209-7856,
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. at Cypress Grove
Assembly of God Church in Grand
Ridge. Youth outreach program open
to all teens in grades 6-12; shoot pool,
play Xbox and-other games, listen to.
music, more. Activities are free; low-
cost snacks for sale. Transportation
available (limited area); call 381-2549.

a Prayer Breakfast 8:30 a.m. at
McChapel AME Church in the'church's
dining hall for everyone born in the
month of January. The speaker of the
hour will be Deacon Cephus Granberry,
member of Mt. Tabor MBC. Everyone is
invited. Call 352-3383.
) Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.

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to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
OrangeSt. in Marianna.

n Men Day 9:30 a.m. at McChapel
AME Church. Church school begins at
9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship
at 11 a.m. The preacher of the hour will
be the Rev. Henry Forward of Ebenezer
MBC in Marianna. The colors for the
day are yellow, taupe, or beige. Every-
one is invited. Call 352-3383.
) Pastor's Anniversary Celebra-
tion at Evergreen M.B.C. Morning
worship, 11 a.m. with pastor Thomas
Forward, Assistant pastor Henry
Forward and the Ebenezer MBC family.
Afternoon service, 2:30 p.m. with
pastor William Harvey and the Greater
Buckhorn MBC family.
n Anniversary Celebration
-11 a.m. at Poplar Springs MBC. The
Benevolent Outreach Ministry from
Poplar Springs will celebrate its fifth
anniversary. Guests: Rev. Joe Tripp, Jr.
and his church family from Pleasant
Grove A.M.E. Church. Call 482-3805.
) Bethel Star MBC 75th Anniversa-
ry -11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Guest speak-
ers will be Minister Crushall Swilley of
the New Mt. Olive MBC at the 11 a.m.
service, and the Rev. Obidiah White
and congregation of the St. Mary MBC
of Jacob City at the 3 p.m. service,
Lunch will be served following the 11
a.m. service.
) Fine Arts Series Concert: Lopez
Tabor Duo 4.p.m. at St. Luke's Epis-
copal Church in 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.
) January Bible Study Bethlehem

Religion Calenda
Baptist Church in Kynesville begins
January Bible study at 5 p.m. Chili sup
per at 6 p.m. Bible Study classes for al
ages (nursery to adult) continue Jan.
21-23,7-8:30 p.m. Call 718-
Freedom Hill Quartet In Concert
- 6 p.m. at El Bethel Assembly of God
Church, Grand Ridge. Call 593-6044.

n January Bible Study 7-8:30
p.m. Jan. 21-23 at Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Kynesville. Bible Study
classes for all ages (nursery to adult).
Call 718-7648.

n January Bible Study 7-8:30
p.m. Jan. 21-23 at Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Kynesville. Bible Study
classes for all ages (nursery to adult).
Call 718-7648.
) Dare to Live Healed Healing
School Class 7 p.m. in the Bascom
Town Hall at 4969 Basswood Road.
Free classes taught by Jacquelyn
McGriff. Call 276-6024.
n Fifth Church Anniversary -7
p.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be Dr.
G.S. Smith of Miami. Nightly event Jan
22-27. Call 557-5463.

a January Bible Study 7-8:30
p.m. Jan. 21-23 at Bethlehem Baptist
Church in Kynesville. Bible Study
classes for all ages (nursery to adult).
Call 718-7648.
) Fifth Church Anniversary 7
p.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be Min-
ister R. Castillo of Marianna. Nightly
event Jan. 22-27. Call 557-5463.

"a Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.
Sto noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.
) Fifth Church Anniversary 7
p.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be
Bishop G. Jones of Ft. Myers. Nightly
event Jan. 22-27. Call 557-5463.

a Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen
meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hang-ups in a safe environment'"
7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music, testi-
monies and fellowship: Dinner: 6 p.m.
Child care available. Call 209-7856,
) Fifth Church Anniversary 7
p.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be
Prophet T. Diggs of Tallahassee. Nightly
event Jan. 22-27. Call 557-5463.
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. at Cypress Grove
Assembly of God Church in Grand
Ridge. Youth outreach program open
to all teens in grades 6-12; shoot pool,
Splay Xbox and other games, listen to
music, more. Activities are free; low-
cost snacks for sale. Transportation
available (limited area); call 381-

D Benefit Program 6:30 p.m. at
Smithville MBC. Benefit is for Mont-
gomery McNealy, Tenneyson Kirkland,
and J.T. Flucker, members of the
Gospel Travelers. All groups, choirs,
and soloists from Georgia, Florida, and
Alabama are welcomed to help make

this event a success. Call 334-405-

Annual Friends and Family
Day 11 a.m. at Henshaw Chapel
A.M.E. Church. Guest speaker will be
evangelist Kimberly Crews. Lunch
will be served after the service. Call
) Fifth Church Anniversary -11
a.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be
pastor R.A. Castillo of Marianna. Call
) Annual Lay Day 2:30 p.m. at Mc-
Chapel A.M.E. Church. The preacher
of the hour will be exhorter Linda
Roulhac of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Call 594-3778.
) Day of Prayer for BCF The
Florida Baptist Convention set aside
the last Sunday of January as the
annual Day of Prayer for The Baptist
College of Florida in Graceville. Find
out how to be involved by calling 800-
328-2660, ext. 460.

a Dare to Live Healed ) Healing
School Class 7 p.m. in the Bascom
Town Hall at 4969 Basswood Road.
Free classes taught by Jacquelyn
McGriff. Call 276-6024.

n Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.
Special event announcements for Jackson
County churches are published, free of
charge, each Friday in the Floridan's "Reli-
gion Calendar:' Submission deadline: Noon,
Tuesday. Email items to editorial@jcflori-
dan.com, subject line: Religion Calendar.

Simpson to speak at Christian Center Church tonight

Special to the Floridan

Charles Simpson will be speak-
ing at Associated Ministries Inc.'s
semi-annual meeting tonight at
the Christian Center Church in
Marianna. Simpson is an inter-
nationally-known author, Bible
teacher, motivational speaker,
and pastor, serving in ministry
since 1955. His humor and sto-
rytelling often carry, a deeper
message that is prophetic in its
timeliness and timelessness.
Born in New Orleans in 1937,
Simpson grew up as the son of,
a Baptist pastor in 'the bayous
of Louisiana, and then later in
southern Alabama. Simpson

responded to God's call into
ministry in 1955 at the age of
18, and two years
later, became the
pastor of a small
Baptist church in
Mobile, Ala. He
.completed his'
bachelor's degree
Simpson at William Carey
College, Hatties-
burg, Miss., in 1959, and attend-
ed New Orleans Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary.
In 1964, Simpson experienced
a profound personal spiritual
renewal and began traveling and
teaching in churches worldwide.
He became widely recognized

as pioneer in the modem Char-
ismatic Renewal Movement. He
became part of the inaugural is-
sue of New Wine Magazine, an
international publication dedi-
cated to Christian Growth, in
1969. During the next 17 years,
Simpson wrote and served
alongside other notable Bible
teachers on the board of New
Wine, including Don Basham,
Ern Baxter, Bob Mumford and
Derek Prince.
In 1985, out of a strong ongoing
emphasis on praise and worship,
Covenant Church of Mobile and
New Wine gave birth to Integrity
Media which became the larg-
est praise and worship music

company in the world.
SSimpson is the author of nu-
merous books, including Cou-
rageous Living, The Challenge
to Care, and Ants, Vines and
Churches. He served as the Se-
nior Editor of The Covenant &
the Kingdom Bible study curric-
ulum and contributed commen-
tary for the popular Spirit-Filled
Life Bible. Simpson received his
honorary Doctorate from the
American Center for Theological
Studies in 1998.
Today, Simpson serves as a
spiritual father to many pastors
and as a consultant to churches
and businesses, traveling and
ministering globally. He is the

editor-in-chief of One-to-OneT
magazine, and is a featured
writer in every issue. Under the
banner of CSM Publishing, Oie-
to-One and its related website,
audio, video, books, and month-
ly Pastoral Letters reach around
the world.
The Christian Center Church
is located on Old US Road and
Sheffield Drive, directly behind
the new Marianna High School.
Services will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and there will be children's min-
istry and a nursery provided. The
leadership of CCC invites every-
one to attend.
The services will be streamed
live at www.cccmarianna.org.

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Alford First Assembly of God
1782 Tennessee St P.O. Box 228
Alford, FL 32420 879-5103
Bascom Assembly of God
5516 Hummingbird Rd
Bascom, FL 32423 272-7775
Cypress Grove Assembly of God
3250 Cypress Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4451
Cords Of Love Assembly Of God
2060 Bethelehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 272-0254
Eastside Assembly of God Church
4723 Hatton St Marianna, FL
lop4664@yahoo.com 526-2422
El Bethel Assembly of God
2503 El Bethel Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 593-6044
First Assembly of God
5565 Brown St
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3351
First Assembly of God Church
4186 Lafayette St
Marianna FL 32446
482-2800 www.mariannafirst.org
First Assembly of God Church
of Cottondale
2636 Milton St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4626
Faith Haven Assembly of God
7135 Hwy 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-8205
Pilgrim Rest Assembly of God
3347 Pilgrim Rest Church Road
Marianna, FL 32448 579-2300
Welcome Assembly of God
6784 Messer Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5077

Alford Baptist Church
1764 Carolina St P.O. Box 6
Alford, FL 32420 579-2192
Bethel Star Missionary
Baptist Church
4134 Lincoln Ave
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4866

ur Guide To Local Houses Of Worship
Bethlehem Baptist Church First Baptist Church of Bascom Little Zion Missionary Pine Ridge Baptist Church
2300 Bethlehem Rd 4951 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 97 Baptist Church 3064 Pine Ridge Church Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-9940 Bascom, FL 32423 569-2699 3181 Little Zion Rd P.O. Box 190 Afford, FL 32420
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Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Circle Hill Baptist Church
7170 Circle Hill Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 592-2327
Collins Chapel Baptist Church
5005 3rd Ave (5499 Collins Chapel Rd)
Malone, FL 32445 569-5644
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave P.O. Box 565
Graceville FL 32440 263-3323
First Baptist Church
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431* 352-4586,
First Baptist Marianna
2897 Green St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4200
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6999
Crossroads Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
3276 Main St P.O. Box 386
Cottondale FI. 32431 352-2636
Eastslde Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 526-2004
Ebenezer Missionary
Baptist Church
3360 Gardenvlew Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4223
Everlena Missionary Baptist
5309 Ellavllle Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3900

First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6991
SFirst Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St P.O. Box 98
Malone, Fl 32445 569-2426
First Freewill Baptist Church
of Malone
5440 10th Street (Hwy 71 N.)
P.O. Box 385
Malone FL 32445 850-569-2786
First Freewill Baptist Church
7970 Davis St
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5400
Friendship Baptist Church
of Malone
5507 Friendship Church Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave P.O. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
Greater Buckhorn Missionary
Baptist Church
4691 Hwy 162,
Marianna, FL 32446 594-5761
Greenwood Baptist Church
4156 Bryan St P.O. Box 249
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3883
Hasty Pond Baptist Church
4895 Hasty Pond Rd, Marianna, FL
Heaven's Way Biker Church
A Ministry of Alford Baptist Church '
3924 Woodrest Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 334-806-4258
Holly Grove Free Will
Baptist Church
269.9 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
Liberty Hill Missionary
Baptist Church
5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949

Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Rd Bascom, FL 32423
592-5415 or 592-2134
Marvin Chapel Free Will
Baptist Church
2041 Hope School Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5375
Midway Freewill Baptist Church
1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
Mount Olive Baptist
6045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Churc
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
New Easter Missionary
Baptist Church
977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 658-8344
New Galilee Missionary
Baptist Church
2155 Highway 73 South P.O. Box 234
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499
New Hoskie Baptist Church
4252 Allen St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptist
3996 Wintergreen Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
New Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist
2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
New Salem Baptist Church
3478 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 579-4343
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
6687 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5696

Piney Grove Baptist Church
2136 Piney Grove Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3800
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
5481 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 263-8007
Providence Baptist Church
6940 Providence Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5481
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
5458 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-7508
Salem Free Will Baptist
2555 Kynesville Rd
oh Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
Shady Grove Baptist Church
1 7304 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge FL 32442 592-6952
St. Luke Missionary
Baptist Church
2871 Orange Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2591
St. Peter Missionary Baptist
7889 McKeown Mill Rd
P.O. Box 326 593-3363
Trinity Baptist Church
3023 Penn. Ave
Marianna, FL 482-3705
Union Hill
3115 Union Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-5711
Victory Baptist Church
2271 River Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6699
White Pond Baptist Church
P.O. Box 458 Mill Pond Rd
Alford, FL 32420 352-4715

St. Anne Catholic Church*
3009 5th St P.O. Box 1547
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3734
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Amazing Grace

Finding our


How are we doing?
School can be hard
on a child who is
plain, unathletic or a slow
learner. Children are con-
stantly tested by their teach-
ers, physically and mentally,
against arbitrary standards,
and are judged even more
severely by their peers. Youth
favors popularity as athletes,
scholars and cheerlead-
ers. The vast majority of us,
as children, can't compete
successfully in those arenas.
Fortunately, we aren't called
to do so as grown-ups. As
adults, we find our self-con-
fidence in different roles.
When they were young,
my wife and I told our three
learning-disabled daugh-
ters that adult life would be
friendlier to them than their
growing-up years, and our
prediction proved to be true.
The basis for self-confidence
in adult living is choosing
our challenges instead of
having others impose theirs
on us. Adults select the
friends, loves and interests to
which they devote their lives
and which bring them sat-
isfaction. Unlike schoolchil-
dren, adults are not expected
to be good at everything, but
only competent at earning a
living and responsible to the
persons they choose to share
their lives.
Of course, we can fail at
unsuitable jobs and with
misplaced affections. But
temporary setbacks sup-
ply powerful motivation for
starting afresh and mov-
ing on. Sadly, kids who fail
to meet high standards in
school are inclined to drop
out, because there are few
alternatives to school during
the early years. But those
who encounter setbacks in
adulthood have alternatives
- in employment, love,
enjoyment, service and every
other aspect of living that

can make them successful



Still, there's
an obstacle
to self-confi-
dence in adult-
hood. Whereas
children are
constantly be-
ing evaluated,
as adults we
are often at a

loss to know how well we are
doing, both in our work and
in our relationships. Expecta-
tions in our professional and
personal lives are too seldom
expressed by our supervisors
and loved ones. To maintain
confidence and cultivate a
sense of adventure, we must
seek frequent feedback.
I was past the age of 50 ,
before I ever received a
formal performance review
in the workplace, which left
me guessing about how my
work was regarded. When I
became president of a small
foundation, I was deter-
mined to clear the air: Not
only did I institute an annual
performance review for my
staff, but I insisted that my
trustees give me one as well.
Periodically, in your own
work and your own relation-
ships, summon the courage
to ask: "How am I doing?"
You will either be reassured,
re-challenged or made aware
that others' expectations of
you are unrealistic and need'
to be altered. Whatever the
assessment, your confidence
will not suffer because you
will be exchanging illusion
for reality.
We have it on the best
authority: "You will know the
truth," Jesus said, "and the
truth will set you free" (John
David Yount is the author of 14 books
on faith, spirituality, and confident
living, including "Growing in Faith"
(Seabury). He answers readers at PO.
Box 2758. Woodbridge, VA 22193 and



On Religion

What preachers are scared to say

he powers that be in profes-
siqnal sports know that
it's easier to fire embattled
coaches than to push powerful
athletes out the door.
Pastors know that the same pat-
tern usually holds true when push
comes to shove in religious sanc-
tuaries. The sad result is often a
vicious cycle of fear, stress, doubt,
despair, workaholism, frustration
and fatalism.
In his book "Counseling Chris-
tian Workers," the late Dr. Louis
McBurney a Mayo Clinic-
trained psychiatrist known for
helping clergy in times of crisis
summed it up with one sad,
exhausted quotation from an
anonymous minister hurt by
powerful people in his pews.
"There's nothing wrong with
my church," said this pastor, "that
wouldn't be solved by a few well-
placed funerals."
The Rev. Gary Brinn has heard
clergy offer variations on that
line, with the most common be-
ing that, on occasion, "pastors get
to bury their problems." It's the
kind of blunt talk pastors share
when privately talking shop. It's
not the kind of thing they would
say to their flocks, not even to the
angry goats in the pews.
"You would think the one place
people would practice some
manners and show some under-
standing would be in church, but
too often that just isn't the case,"
said Brinn, who leads the Sayville
Congregational United Church
of Christ, on the South Shore of
Long Island. "Sometimes you just
want to say, 'Have a little kind-
ness, folks.'"
Recently, Brinn went toe-to-toe
with one "bushy-bearded rogue"
after a late-night Christmas Eve

service. In this case, the once-
a-year churchgoer wanted the
pastor to know that
the service which
blended Christ-
mas hope with the
sobering realities
of Hurricane Sandy
and the massacre
in Newtown, Conn.
Terr was one of the
Mattingly worst services he
had ever attended.
The pastor turned the other
cheek. Later he turned to his
computer, pounding out a Patch.
com commentary titled "Secrets
Your Pastor Can't Share in a
Sermon" that went viral. While
many readers posted outraged'
online comments, said Brinn, in
a telephone interview, his email
in-basket was soon full of sympa-
thetic letters from clergy.
Among his dark secrets, Brinn
noted that clergy usually
experienced, seminary-educated
professionals wish their pa-
rishioners would remember that:
Offerings are not tips ex-
changed for entertaining ser-
mons, "nor are you paying for ser-
vices rendered. Your stewardship,
bringing your tithes and offerings
to the community in which you
worship, is a spiritual practice
that comes right out of Scripture.
... Failure to give appropriately is
a spiritual problem."
Clergy struggle to work 60
hours or less each week. Even on
Sunday, he noted, they've "been
'on,' like rock-concert 'on,' ell
morning. I'm smiling and being
social, but I'm actually fried....
You know that important thing
you needed to tell me as you
shook my hand and headed off
to brunch? I forgot it, along with

the important things eight other
people told me. Sorry, I didn't
mean to, but you better write it
down, send it in an email or leave
me a message for when I get back
in the office."
Truth be told, clergy.care
more about "the regulars. I know
I'm not supposed to, but I do.
You know, the ones who show
up in the pouring rain, there for
every fundraiser and Bible study.
When a perfect stranger shows
up demanding the rites of the
church and treating me like I'm
an unfortunate prop in their
personal movie, it's a problem.
... I'm having serious theological
qualms about this, I'm just not
telling you."
Clergy work for a bishop, a
vestry or another source of au-
thority, but they ultimately must
confess that "I work for God." Yes,
it's hard to please everyone, but
an honest preacher also must be
able to say, "If I stop challenging
you, you'll know that I am either
exhausted or scared. Neither is
good for you or the church you
Brinn said he didn't worry that
members of his small congrega-
tion would misunderstand this
candid shot over the pulpit.
"I really wrote this piece for all
of the pastors who don't have
the freedom to be this honest in
their pulpits," he said. "Way too
many pastors try to bury their
problems.... I am convinced that
75 percent of American clergy are
terrified of their congregations."
Coming up: Why are many in
the clergy so afraid of their flocks?
Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Jour-
nalism Center at the Council for Christian
Colleges and Universities. Contact him at
tmattingly@cccu.org or www.tmatt.net.


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Caverns Rd. Church of Christ
4448 River Rd .
Marianna, FL 482-2605
SGlorious Gospel Church of God in Christ
4255 Clay St Marianna, FL 32448
594-1096 or 557-4019
Grand Ridge Church of Gdc
2232 Porter Ave Grand Ridge, FL 32442
592-5301 or 592-2814
Marlanna Church of God
(A services interpreted for the
hearing impaired.)
2791 Jefferson St, Marianna, FL 32446
482-4264 mariannacog.com
The New Zion Temple
Church of God In Christ
1022 Washington Ave
Graceville, FL 32440
Marianna Church of the Nazarene
2987 N Madison St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-5787
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
4362 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 482-2431
Christian Center Church
4791 Sheffield Dr P.O. Box 450
Marianna, FL 32447
526-4476 or 526-4475
Country Gospel Community Church
Compass Lake In the Hills
650 Apalachicola Ave
Alford, FL 32420 (850) 579-4172
Resurrection Life Christian
Fellowship International
2933 Madison Street
Marianna, FL 526-2617
New Beginnings Worship Center
1165 Highway 69
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
592-5791 www.nbworshlp.com
New Beginning Outreach
Ministries, Inc.
2254 Magnolia Dr.
Cottondale, FL 32431 (850) 352-4733
Evangel Worship Center
2645 Pebble Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2232
New Life Family Church
4208 Lafaybtte St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2132

The Bridge Church
2515 Commercial Park Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 209-2733
Emmanuel Holiness Church
2505 Sandridge Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5167
Hickory Level Community Church
1221 Dipper Rd
Marianna, FL 32448
482-4696 or 482-2885
Oak Ridge Freewill
Holiness Church
2958 Mlltqn Ave
Marianna, FL 573-7684
Sneads Community Church
1948 Desoto Ave P.O. Box 1349
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5650
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints
3141 College St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-8159
Ascension Lutheran Church
3975 W. Hwy 90
Marianna, FL 482-4691
Bascom United Methodist Church
4942 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 67
Bascom, FL 32423 594-5755
Cypress United Methodist Church
6267 Cemetery Ave
Cypress, FL 32432 263-4220
First United Methodist Chur6h
1111 8" Ave
Graceville, FL 263-3342
First United Methodist Church ..
2901 Caledonia St
Marianna, FL 482-4502
Grace United Methodist
4203 W. Kelson Ave
Marianna, FL 482-4753
Grand Ridge United
Methodist Church.
6911 Iowa Street
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
Greenwood Chapel AME
5426 Fort Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-1112
Greenwood United Methodist
4220 Bryan St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-5755
Henshaw Chapel AME Church
2370 Glastel St, P.O. Box 535
Cottondale, FL 32431 875-2610

Jerusalem AME Church
2055 Hwy 73
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5085
Kynesville United Methodist
2875 Kynesville Rd
SMarianna, FL 32448 482-4672
McChapel AME Church
4963 Old U.S. Rd
Marianna, FL 569-2184
Mt. Shiloh AME Church
6702 Biscayne Road
Bascom, FL 32423 569-1044
New Bethel Christian Methodist
Episcopal Church .
2487 Highway 1
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-4647
Pope Chapel African Methodist
Episcopal Church
4898 Blue Springs Rd, P.O. Box 6000
Marianna, FL 32447 482-2900
Shady Grove United
Methodist Church
7305 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-9277
Sneads First United
Methodist Church
8042 Church St, P.O. Box 642
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6481
Friendship Christian Methodist
Episcopal (CME) Church
5411 Avery Rd, P.O.Box 302
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-1111
let United Methodist Church
of Cottondale
P.O. Box 458
Cottohdale, FL 32431 352-4426
Salem AME Church
5729 Browntown Rd, P.O. Box 354
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3344
Springfield AME Church
4194 Union Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 r 352-4252
St. James AME Church
2891 Orange St, P.O. Box 806
Marianna, FL 32447 526-3440
St. Paul AME Church
5180 Hwy 273, P.O. Box 40
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-0333
Snow Hill AME Church
5395 Snow Hill Rd, P.O. Box 174
Malone, FL 32445"* 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 Falrview Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-7917

Bethlehem AME Church
M100 Lovewood Rd, P.O. Box 752
Cottondale, FL'32431
352-2111 or 352-4721
Greater St Luke AME Church
5255 11th Ave, P.O. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188

Believers Outreach Ministry
3471 Hwy 90 W
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4926
Cypress Creek Community Church
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box 496
Alford, FL 32420 638-0360
Ever Increasing Word of Faith
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianne, FL 32446 526-47,04
Heaven's Garden Worship Center
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936 www.aidasplna.org
Faith Cornerstone Church
5460 Collins Chapel Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-5600
Foundation Temple Apostolic
Faith Church
3341 Tendell Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3884
Glass Community Church
4005 Veteran's Road
Cottondale, FL 32431
(880) 272-7205* (850) 263-6715
Keeping It Real Help Ministry
3297 Caverns Road
Marianna, FL 32446 557-4800
Love and Restoration Ministries
2990 Heritage Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Mill Springs Christian Chapel
1345 Mill Springs Rd, P.O. Box 83
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 526-2519
Rivertown Community Church
(Meets at the new Marianna High School)
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 272-0917
St Andrews (FC) Church Ministries
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St, Marianna, FL 482-8158

Apostolic Life Church
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720
Apostolic Revival Center
of Marianna
3001 Hwy 71 N, P.O. Box 634
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3162
Christian Covenant Life Center
2011 Finley Ave.
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 592-4737
Shady Grove Pentecostal.Holiness
7541 Shady Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness
2036 Gloster Ave
Sneads, FL 32460
593-4487 or 593-6949
Praise Life Ministries
7360 Hwy 90, P.O. Box 177
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4166
Prayer Temple Church Of Prayer
For All People
3341 Plantation Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
United Pentecostal Deliverance
5255 10th Ave
Malone, FL 32445 569-5989
First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
2898 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
526-2430 www.firstpresmarianna.org
fpcmarianna@embarqmail.com or
Church of Jesus Christ of
4060 Thomasville Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2282
Emmanuel SDA Church
4531 Basswood Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3200
Marianna Seventh Day Adventist
4878 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2487

Salem Wesleyan Church
2764 Salem Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6679

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16A FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

Small business

seminars set at

Chipola College

Special to the Floridan

Chipola College will offer
a series of small business
seminars in the coming
months. All seminars meet
on Friday, from 9:30 to
12:30 p.m., in Room M-108
of the 'Chipola Business
and Technology building.
"Steps to Starting a Small
Business" is Friday, Jan..
25. The seminar will focus
on organizational require-
ments, licensing, financial
assessments, insurance,
marketing, loans, defining
customers, location and
employee requirements.
"Business Plans" is Feb.
15. The seminar will help
participants discover
which business type is best
suited for their personality,
and how to create a work-
ing business model to ob-
tain financing and create a
successful business. .
A fiee seminar, "What
the Veterans' Business
Outreach Center Can
Do for You," is March 22.
The VBOC helps create,
develop and retain veter-
an-owned small business
enterprises. The VBOC
provides training through

workshops, counseling,
assistance and resource
utilization services to Vet-
erans, Service-Disabled
Veterans, Reservists, Na-
tional Guard, and Active
Duty business owners and
entrepreneurs. There is no
charge for this seminar.
"Government Con-
tracting" will meet April
19. This workshop helps
business owners identify
government agencies to
which they can market
their businesses. Partici-
pants will discuss effective
marketing, ways to find a
proposal opportunity and
how to write a winning
Cost of each seminar is
$30. The first six Chipola
students to sign up for
any seminar will receive
free admission. Students
should contact Elissa Se-
verson at 850-718-2441 or
sign up in person in Build-
ing M, Office 108.
; Participants may register
online at www.northflorid-
abiz.com. For more infor-
mation, contact Elissa Se-
verson at 850-718-2441 or
-email seversone@chipola.

Smart Money


education is a

wise investment

DEAR BRUCE: My mother
passed away in October. I
was the sole beneficiary of
Small her life insurance poli-
cies, which total more than
My question is, what
should I do with the mon-
ey? I am 50 years old and
have a fairly decent job,
with a retirement and a
deferred comp in place of
a 401(k). I can retire in six
years. My house will be
paid for by then, and the
only other payment I have
is a car payment.
Should I pay off these
loans or invest? I don't
know anything about in-
vesting. Can you point me
in the right direction?
-T.M., via email

DEAR T.M.: You mention
that you have a mortgage
and that it will be paid off
within six years when you
retire. Assuming that your
.mortgage interest rate
maybe higher than what is
available now, I would pay
off the mortgage: You men-
tion that you don't know
anything about investing.
The best thing to do is to
educate yourself. If there
is any money left over, put
it into a six-month CD. You
will get almost nothing for

it, but in that six months,
start reading the invest-
ment sec-
tion of your
local news-
paper. Pick
up copies
of Money
and Forbes.
Bruce If you do
Wmiams this on a
regular ba-
sis, you will be surprised
how much you can learn.
With a relatively mod-
est amount of money to
invest, there is no place
you can go to get advice
without some cost. If you
choose to use a broker,
make sure you tell him or
her what your tolerance for
risk is if you don't know,
the brokerwill help you de-
cide. The broker can make
up a sample portfolio that
shows how your money
would be invested. Just a
note: If you are risk-averse',
you will be condemned to
almost no return on your

Send questions to bruce@bruce
williams.com or to Smart Money,
P.O. Box 7150, Hudson, FL 34674,
Questions of general interest will be
answered in future columns. Owing
to the volume of mall, personal
repliescannot be provided.

FSU makes pitch
to keep film program
State University is push-.
ing to keep its digital film
program in West Palm
Beach, although a part-
nering company filed for
bankruptcy protection.
Florida State President
Eric Barron on Thursday
told the Board of Gover-
'nors, which oversees the
State University System,
that talks are under way

with four other companies
interested in replacing
Digital Domain.
The board, which met in
Gainesville, is consider-
ing whether Florida State
should move the program
to its main campus in Tal-
lahassee. Besides losing its,
business partner, the pro-
gram has drawn opposi-
tion from Florida Atlantic
University, which is near
West Palm Beach.

From wire reports

From Consumer Reports

Better joints without surgery

By the editors of Consumer Reports

Americans are wearing
out their joints, Con-
sumer Reports notes.
Knee replacement is now
among the most common
major surgeries, up 162
percent in the last two
decades, according to an
analysis of Medicare data
published in the Journal
of the American Medical
The increase is partly
due to the population
growth of aging baby
boomers. It also reflects
rising rates of obesity
and the fact that a more
active group of people
is unwilling to live with
the pain and disability of
Surgery to replace joints
is a good option if your
condition has become
disabling, but it's pos-
sible to delay or prevent
the need for surgery.
Consumer Reports offers
this roundup of evidence-
based approaches that
can help protect joints
and minimize the painful
symptoms of arthritis.
) Acheve a healthy
weight. Being overweight
increases the stress on
joints and might even
hasten the breakdown
of cartilage. Obesity can
have systemic effects that
are not well understood.
Research suggests that
it even increases the risk
of developing arthritis

Sedentary people have a
higher risk of being disabled
from arthritis, according to
Consumer Reports.
in joints that don't bear
Fortunately, even
modest weight loss as
little as 5 percent of body
weight has been shown
to reduce the risk of
arthritis later. Research
suggests that losing
weight reduces pain in
people who already have
the disease.
) Stay active. Because
osteoarthritis can arise
from the overuse of joints'
or sports injuries, some
people who have the
condition worry that ex-
ercise will make it worse.
In fact, the opposite may
be true. Limited evidence
suggests that routine
physical activity is linked
to healthier cartilage in
the knees, according to a
2011 review of 28 stud-
ies. People have a higher
likelihood of ending up
disabled from arthritis if
they're sedentary.
) Treat Injuries promptly.
Left untreated, injuries
such as a small tear in
the knee cartilage or a

shoulder tendon can set
in motion a wear-and-
tear process that leads to
joint deterioration. See
a doctor for any injury
that causes severe pain or
swelling, or minor pain
that doesn't resolve after
a week or so. Take steps
to minimize the risk df
injury in the first place.
For example, don't wear
running shoes, which are
designed to keep your
weight from shifting side-
ways, to play tennis.
) Consider nondrug
options. Finding effective
ways to alleviate pain,
swelling and stiffness is
critical to staying active.
Many people find that
one or more of these
nondrug measures can
reduce the need for pain
medication: acupuncture;
heat and cold, includ-
ing moist heating pads
for stiff joints and ice
packs for acute pain and
swelling; massage; and
mechanical aids such as a
cane, crutch or walker.
) Simplify drug treat-
ment. Newer, heavily
advertised name-brand
drugs such as duloxetine
(Cymbalta) which is
approved for treating
chronic musculoskel-
etal osteoarthritis pain
often don't work better
than basic pain relievers,
but they cost more and ,
can carry a greater risk of
side effects. Instead, start
with a tried-and-true pain

reliever, such as over-the-
counter acetaminophen
(Tylenol and generic).
Consumer Reports also
suggests talking with your
doctor about the topi-
cal version of the NSAID
diclofenac (Pennsaid and
Voltaren Gel)..Finally,
shots of anti-inflammato-
ry steroids are an effective
short-term remedy for
moderate to severepain
and swelling in the knees
and hips.
) Use supplements
wisely. Despite mixed evi-
dence and a lack of sup-.
port from major health
groups about the role of
the supplements glucos-
amine and chondroitin
in treating osteoarthritis,
some people think they
help. But if you don't
experience relief within
three months, there's no
point in continuing to
take them.
) Skip unproven treat-
ments. In particular,
the most recent data
suggests that injec-
tions of hyaluronic acid
(Synvisc) directly into a
joint, known as visco-
supplementation, isn't
worth the risk. In an Aug.
2012 review of 89 clini-
cal trials involving more
than 12,000 patients, the
authors concluded that
viscosupplementation did
little or nothing overall to
relieve pain or increase
function in people with
knee osteoarthritis.

Customer satisfaction policy

(i hoose to de-
S liver amazing
service to your
customers. You'll stand
out because they don't
get it anywhere else."
- Kevin Stirtz
Clearly, customer ser-
vice is so important for
every business. Repeat
business just does not
happen if customers do
not want to return to your
business, and the experi-
ence you create for your
customers goes a long
way to setting your busi-
ness apart and building
Business owners should
never underestimate the
importance of their exist-
ing customer base. It'costs
roughly 20 times more to
get a new customer than
to retain an existing one,
'and best practices dictate
that 90 percent of sales
should come from exist-
ing customers, leaving
only 10 percent for new.
These things considered,
it is clear how important it
is to provide your custom-
ers the kind of service
that makes them want to
come back. Every cus-
tomer who comes in your
door should leave feeling
that they have had a more
than satisfactory experi-
ence in your business.
Part of achieving great
customer satisfaction is
establishing a policy that
,specifies how customers
should be treated when
interacting with your
business. This is not an
easy policy to draw up,
and there are no short

cuts as customer satisfac-
tion policies can differ
in the same
there are
some tips
we can
Jerry take from
Osteryoung companies
who do
customer service espe-
cially well.
Costco is one of my
favorite stores, and what
I appreciate most about
their customer satisfac-
tion policy is their return
policy. They make returns
so convenient. I do not
even have to keep my
receipts as they store
records of all of my pur-
chases in their system.
Not having any receipts
and no time limits on
returns is so great, but
clearly, not every small
business can afford
this. However, clearly
Costco recognizes the
importance of their return
policy on sales and cus-
tomet service.
Recently, Costco has
tweaked their policy with
regard to electronics.
Returns on electronics
now must have been
purchased within the last
90 days.,
Hammacher Schlem-
mer is another example
of a business with a great
policy. They have a life-
time product guaranty on
everything they sell and
their return policy reads:

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Should any product fail
to meet your expecta- -
tions, for any reason, sim-
ply return it with proof of
purchase. We will replace
it, refund the cost of the
item less shipping and
service fees, or credit your
credit card, depending
on your original payment
I ani a technology
enthusiast, and I bought a
Roomba robotic vacuum
cleaner from Hammacher
Schlemmer thinking it
would make it easier to
keep up with my dog's
constant shedding. Un-
fortunately, I just could
not seem to get the darn
thing to do the job I was
hoping it would.
The Roomba has
evolved a number of
times over the years, so
I returned my Roomba
four times hoping maybe
a newer model would
do the trick. In all these
returns, Hammacher
Schlemmer never once
questioned me, but
simply offered to refund
the money or send a new
Some might argue that
I crossed the line with
these returns. Maybe they
are right, but my pur-
pose here is to highlight
businesses with policies
that make shopping with
them a great experience.
In both examples, I ended

up with products that dis-
appointed, but I walked
away satisfied with the
In effect, customer-
friendly policies like these
remove doubt and risk
from the equation so the
customer feels confident
about their purchases.
Yes, you may have some
customers that take ad-
vantage of them, but I feel
that entrepreneurs gettoo
caught up worrying about
this. More and more
customers are demand-
ing better return policies
and they will go wherever
they can find one. There
are plenty of customers
who will shop with you
because of your policy but
never return the items,
so a policy that makes it
easy for your customers
will have a big impact on
There is no question in
my mind that your cus-
tomer satisfaction policy
significantly affects your
revenue and profitability,
so go out and make sure
that yours sends your
customers away happy
every time.
You can do this.
Jerry Osteryoung, a consultant
to businesses, is the Jim Moran
Professor of Entrepreneurship
(Emeritus) and Professor of
Finance (Emeritus)-at Florida State
University. He can be reached by
email at jerry.osteryoung@

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Fine Arts Series

Sunday January 20 at 4:00 P.M.

A great "Meet the Artists Reception"
will follow the Coneuelan olinist
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St. Luke's welcomes the Community
to attend our Concerts
ADonations accepted for the Finso LoSer

Sunday January 20 at 4:00 P.m.

A great "Meet the Artists Reception"
will follow the Concert
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lived in the home through their
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lived there with them on a propi
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From Page 1A AssoM
Jackson County Democrat- Marti
ic Executive Committee. Celet
And this Saturday, 11 a.
NAACP and the Black Stu- ange
dent Union at Chipola in the
College are co-hosting a tweel
5 p.m. talent show in the street
school's continuing edu- For
cation building to kick off abou
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utmost to ensure that we
have a successful merger,"
she said. "We can gain
efficiencies by merg-.
ing the administration,
and right now the'focus
is to learn and to deter-
mine the best way to go
In a press release an-
nouncing this change, APD
Director Barbara Palmer
expressed confidence that
she will do just that.

ie property and plan
ve there while they
o decide whether to
ld or move a double-
trailer in to replace
home. They have
)lans to vacate the
d was also grateful
the fire didn't touch
i f the special things
hey have put there for
twin granddaughters
heir two grandsons to
vhen.they visit. Their
poline is still just fine,
he twin tree swings he
and installed for the
didn't suffer a single

d with the house in-
1, Fred said he ex-
he and Kathy will
ud despite the heart-
ing loss of the home
almost all of its con-
, including some pic-
she wasn't able to

o, the Northwest Flor-
hapter of the Florida
University Alumni
nationn will host a
in Luther King Block
ration that day from
m. until 4 p.m. on Or-
Street in Marianna,
e section that lies be-
n Hanna and Andrews
more information
t that event or to ob-
'endor space, call 850-
8420 or 850-209-2943.

"Merlin Roulhac...is pro-
viding outstanding lead-
ership at Sunland (and)
will retain her position
as the superintendent of
the newly merged facili-
ties," Palmer wrote. "She's
a smart and strong leader
who knows how to get
things done and I'm grate-
ful to have her on board. In
her role as superintendent,
Merlin is taking a big-pic-
ture look at efficiencies
and finding savings that
will allow APD to better
serve persons with devel-
opmental disabilities."

State Briefs

Cpt. Jeff Fobb, from the Miami-Dade Venmon Control
department,.displays a python during the kick-off ceremonies
in Davie, Fa., on Jan. 12.

Nelsn joins python
hunt in Everglades
GLADES U.S. Sen. Bill
Nelson is blaming warm
weather for an unsuc-.
cessful python hunt in the
The Florida Democrat
is among more than 1,000
people who signed up to
hunt Burmese pythons
during the month-long
"Python Challenge."
On Thursday, Nelson
sped over roughly 40
miles of sawgrass in an
airboat piloted by state" ,
wildlife commissioner Ron
Bergeron. They checked
several isolated islands,
but they came back
empty-handed. i
They encouraged other:
hunters to take advantage
of colder temperatures
that drive the snakes onto
sunny surfaces.
Nelson championed
a federal ban on the
pythons. He says their
voracious appetite for
native wildlife threatens to
undermine the ongoing,
multimillion-dollar effort
to restore a natural.water
flow in the Everglades.
Nelson also says
he'd like to see python

hunting allowed in Ever-
* glades National Park.

Legislators OK
courthouse payment
ida is paying more than
$500,000 to a pair of
contractors to resolve a
dispute over artwork for a
new courthouse.
A legislative panel on
Thursday approved the
: payment in order to end
several lawsuits related to
the construction of the 1st
District Court of Appeal
SThe $48.8 million-struc-
ture, which opened about
Stwo years ago in Tallahas-
see, has been criticized
Sfor being too expensive
and too opulent. Critics
.dubbed it a "Taj Mahal" .
because it included .
'private kitchens and
bathrooms for each judge
and the structure features
granite, etched glass and
African mahogany trim. ,
Chief Financial Officer
JeffAtwater had initially
refused to pay contrac-
tors for about 400 large,
framed historic photos for
the building.

From wire reports


Public speaks out

on pollution at

Tampa meeting

The Associated Press

TAMPA About 150
protesters, many in
neon-green T-shirts pro-
testing slime in Florida's
waterways, showed up
Thursday at a U.S. En-
vironmental Protection
meeting, concerned
about nutrient pollution.
The meeting where
federal officials took only
written statements from
people was the first of
two held this week. The
second is on Friday and
Web-based meetings are
scheduled for Jan. 22-24.
The EPA is accepting
comment on proposals
that set numerical limits
on nutrients that come
from such sources as fer-
tilizer, animal waste and
sewage effluent, which
feed the toxic, slimy algae
blooms. They can kill fish
and make people sick.
Many of the folks who
turned up at Thursday's
- meeting said that the ex-
cess nutrients'are fouling
beaches, harming wild-
life and contaminating
drinking water. Environ-
mentalists point to re-
cent events as proof that
nutrient pollution is a
serious problem, includ-
ing Sarasota County's re-
moval of 4.5 tons of dead
*fish from beaches after
a red tide bloom and a
drinking water plant in
Lee County closed be-
cause of green slime.
Several environmen-
tal groups are urging the
federal agency to adopt
stricter pollution rules
than the state Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection currently has
on the books.
The environmental
groups oppose the state's
approach as being too
weak to stop pollution
that's being blamed for
algae blooms.$
"People love Florida's
waters," said Manley
Fulley, president of the
Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion. "We need the EPA to
protect them. The state
DEP rules are not suffi-
cient. The political pro-
cess in Tallahassee is not
going to do what needs
to be done."

Numerical limits on
pollution are expected to
strengthen enforcement.
Opponents argue that
the federal rules would
be too expensive to im-
plement and favored the
state's approach.
Winston Borkowski, a
lawyer who represents
phosphate, wastewater
and electric utility com-
panies, said Thursday he
wants the EPA to set rules
so his clients have some
certainty about what,
they will have to pay in
regards to regulation.
"These are the folks
that are actually go-
ing to be affected by the
criteria," he said. "That
means spending money.
They have to budget to
know what the future is
to comply with the regu-
lations. One way or the
other, we want the state
and the EPA to get to-
gether so we know what
the future is from a regu-
latory perspective."
The EPA is propos-
ing two federal rules for
certain' water bodies.
EPA officials say they
have determined that
the state's new method
of setting those limits in
lakes, springs, steams
and estuaries is techni-
cally and scientifically
sound and more effec-
tive than the Florida's ex-
isting method.
Putting numerical
limits on how. much
pollution is allowed is
expected to strengthen
enforcement. Oppo-
nents argue that the fed-
eral rules would be too
expensive to implement
and favored the state's
"The EPA came to an
agreement with many
of the groups here to-
day. in litigation that it
would enforce the Clean
Water Act," said Frank
Jackalone of the Florida
chapter of the Sierra
Club. "The question is:
'Who is going to pay for'
the cleanup? Taxpayers?
Homeowners who live
on those beautiful water
bodies? Is it going to be
the wildlife that dies be-
cause of that runoff?Who
is going to pay the cost?"

The Graceville
Hardee's is
getting a high-
speed makeover this
week as a crew from
Candito Construction
renovates the restau-
rant's dining room area
and bathrooms. The
project, which started
Sunday, is intended
to make the store look *
newer and brighter, ac-
cording to store man-
ager Kristina Serne.
Work should be fin-
ished by this weekend.
The building's outside
has alreadybeen re-
painted and reroofed,
she added. Serne said
she believes the store
opened in 1984 and
had undergone one
previous renovation.
Carlos Romero is seen
repainting part of the
dining room ceiling


James &Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446


James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
850.526.4143 FAX

Whitehurst Frank Thomas


Eva Whitehurst Ander-
son, 84, passed away
peacefully at her residence,
Tuesday, January 15,2013.
Shd 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
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,
Hallie Rogers, Abbie
Millican, William Millican,
Grace Anne Millican and
Payton Anderson; one sis-
ter, Nellie Mae Whitehurst
Dickerson of Cleveland TN.
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.
Expression of Sympathy
may be made online at
www.JUnlcsandsikesinlorahonns.con .


Hyles, Jr,

Services will be at 11
a.m., Friday, January 18,
2013, at First United Meth-
odist Church in Marianna.
Family will receive
friends one hour prior to
the funeral service.
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

Laura Beth
Harlow Leigh

Laura Beth Harlow Leigh
was born December 24,
1955 in Panama City, FL
She was 57 years old.
She passed away January
4, 2013 at Southeast Alaba-
ma Center in Dothan, AL
Laura is preceded in
death by a brother, Joe
Randall "Buddy" Harlow.
She is survived by a son,
Damon Leigh and a daugh-
ter, Avery Leigh; she is also
survived by her mother,
Barbara Fears and husband
Roland Fears of Green-
wood, her father, Bill Har-
low of Malone; her sisters
Lisa Brock Wyatt of Malone
and Libby Ann Nichols of
Tallahassee; her step sister,
Trade Lynn Alday of Ma-
rianna. She is also survived
by several nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and many
dear friends.
Laura had a great love foi
her cat "Call". She loved
the beach, fishing, art and
Memorial services will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
January 19, 2013 at James &
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
dox Chapel Dr. Steve Cana-
da.officiating with James &
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
dox Chapel directing.
Expressions of sympathy.
may be iade online at


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This Jan. 9 photo shows a subdivision of homes built on the 115 mile levee designed to protect
Augusta, Ga., from the Savannah River.

AP IMPACT: Deficient

levees found across Anierica

Sendak collection
coming to auction
NEWYORK A collec-
tion of works by the late
children's author Maurice
Sendak is coming to a
New York City auction.
Swann Auction Galleries
says many of the works at
the Jan. 24 sale are signed.
Sendak died May 8,
2012, at age 83.
Among the highlights is
a first edition of "Where
the Wild Things Are." The
inscription includes a
drawing. The work has
a pre-sale estimate of
$7,000 to $15,000.
The seller is the late
Reed Orenstein, a long-
time Sendak collector and
He gave Sendak an
early copy of one of the

Nation Briefs
author's own books that
he didn't possess himself.
The auction also will
have works by Dr. Seuss,
Beatrix Potter and others.

Obama Inauguration
playlist released
NEWYORK President
Barack Obama is prepar-
ing for the musicians set
to perform at his inaugu-
ration festivities by releas-
ing an official playlist.
He released the 16-
track playlist through
the digital music service
Spotify on Thursday.
The list includes jams by
Stevie Wonder, Beyonce,
Usher and fun. They will
all perform at different
inaugural events, which
start Saturday in Wash-
ington, D.C.

The Associated Press

spectors taking the first-
ever inventory of flood
control systems overseen
by the federal government
have found hundreds of
structures at risk of failing
and endangering people
and property in 37 states.
Levees deemed in unac-
ceptable condition span
the breadth of America.
They are in every region,
in cities and towns big and
small: Washington, D.C.,
and Sacramento Calif.,
Cleveland and Dallas, Au-
gusta, Ga., and Brookport,
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers has yet to issue
ratings for a little more
than 40 percent of the
2,487 structures, which
protect about 10 million
people. Of those it has
rated, however, 326 levees
covering more than 2,000
miles were found in urgent
need of repair.
The problems are myr-
iad: earthen walls weak-
ened by trees, shrubs and
burrowing animal holes;
houses built dangerously
close to or even on top of
levees; decayed pipes and
pumping stations.
The Associated Press re-
quested, under the Free-
dom of Information Act,
details on why certain
levees were judged unac-
ceptable and how many
people would be affected
in a flood. The Corps de-
clined on grounds that
such information could
heighten risks of terrorism
and sabotage.
The AP found specif-
ics about the condition of
some levees from federal
and state records and in in-
terviews with more than a
dozen officials in cities and
towns. The number of peo-
ple who might be affected
by a breach could not be
determined because there
are many different factors
in a flood, such as terrain
and obstacles.
The severity of the risk
from any particular le-
vee depends not only on
its condition but also the
population, infrastructure
and property it protects.
The Corps is currently
conducting risk assess-
ments of levees under its
Local governments are

responsible for upgrading
unacceptable levees. Some
local officials say that the
Corps is exaggerating the
dangers, that some defi-
ciencies were approved
or not objected to by the
federal government and
that any repairs could cost
them hundreds of thou-
sands, if not millions, of
"It's just not right to
tell a little town like this
to spend millions of dol-
lars that we can't raise,"
said ludy Askew, mayor of
Brookport, a hardscrabble
town of about 1,000 on the
banks of the Ohio River.
Compared with other
types of infrastructure,
the nation's levees, within
and outside federal juris-
diction, don't fare well.
They earned a D-minus for
overall condition from the
American Society of Civil
Engineers in its latest re-
port card in 2009, ranking
behind,dams, bridges, rails
and eight other categories.
The condition of flood
control systems came into
dramatic focus in August
2005 when Hurricane Ka-
trina's rain and storm surge
toppled levees in New Or-
leans and tore up the Gulf
Coast. It left 1,800 people
dead and was the costliest
storm in U.S. history with
damage estimated at $108
Afterward, Congress told
the Corps to catalog feder-
ally overseen levees, many
of which it built and hand-
ed over to municipalities
to run and maintain. The
Corps has spent more than
$140 million on inspec-
tions and developing the
inventory, which is posted
As of Jan. 10, the agency
had published ratings for
1,451, or 58 percent, of the
levees. Of those, 326 were
unacceptable, 1,004 were
minimally acceptable with
deficiencies that need
correcting, and 121 were
In the AP's examination,
among the most wide-
spread'issues were:
SDesign or construction
Some levees had inad-
equate freeboardd" ex-
tra height to prevent qver-
flow, which can weaken
the landward slope of the
levee. For example, the
Corps found there was not

enough height in a levee
along a 20-mile stretch of
Mississippi's Yazoo River
system, which came close
to being overtopped in
2011 during historic flood-
ing of the Mississippi River
n Inadequate or crum-
bling Infrastructure.
Many pipes built into le-
vees to drain storm water
were made of metal that
has rusted. And pump-
ing systems are giving
out. In Brookport, inspec-
tors found inoperable
pumps and deteriorating
pipes in its 6-mile-long
earthen levee. Their re-
port said a gaping hole
just outside town has put
the structure in "critical
a Failure to control
vegetation and Invasve
Corps specifications re-
quire that levee slopes be
kept clear of plants and
burrowing critters such as
ground squirrels and go-
phers. The tunnels could
weaken the walls by pro-
viding pathways for water.
Thick vegetation also can
conceal cracks, holes and
unstable slopes.


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Obama's list also
includes John Legend's
"Ordinary People,"
"Firework" by Katy Perry,
James Taylor's "Your Smil-
ing Face" and the "Glee"
cast version of Lady Ga-
ga's "The Edge of Glory."
Other artists include
Marc Anthony, Alicia
Keys, Brad Paisley, Far
East Movement, Kelly
Clarkson, Nick Cannon
and Mindless Behavior.
From wire reports

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Lipford signs with Indians

Marianna's Whitney Lipford signed with the Chipola College softball program
Thursday. From the left, front row, are Chipola Assistant Softball Coach
Jimmy Hendrix, Whitney Lipford and Chipola Head Softball Coach Belinda
Hendrix. Marianna Head Coach Scott Wiggins is seen in back.


Marianna High School soft-
ball standout Whitney Lipford
will continue her playing career
with the Chipola Lady Indians
next year, as the Lady Bulldogs
senior signed a scholarship with
the local JUCO power Thursday
afternoon at Marianna High
Lipford, who plays outfield
for MHS, batted .418 with four
home runs, 33 hits, 32 RBIs, a
.440 on-base percentage, and
a .658 slugging percentage as a
In three years on the varsity,

Lipford has collected 108 hits
and driven in 84 runs.
It's that kind of offensive, pro-
duction that Lady Indians coach
Belinda Christopher hopes to
get from the right-handed slug-
ger when she gets on the Chipo-
la campus.
"(Marianna coach Scott Wig-
gins) told me that whenever he
has needed a clutch hit, Whitney
has come through for him. We
hope she'll do the same things
for us," she said. "We're excited
to have Whitney be a part of the
Chipola family. She comes from
a great family, and we expect
her to come in and fill the void
when (sophomore power hitter

Mya Anderson) graduates."
Anderson hit 15 home runs
and drove in 60 runs for Chipola
last year, and her production
will be missed when she gradu-
ates after this season.
But Lipford said that she be-
lieves that when she gets to
Chipola, she will be up to the
"I know I still have a lot of work
to do, but I think I'll be able to
step up and compete with those
girls," she said. "But I'm not go-
ing to be able to just step right
in there and have it be easy. I
know I have to work at it, but I
See LIPFORD, Page 3B

Sports Briefs

High School
Boys Basketball
,, 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.; Gracev-
ille at Wewahitchka, 4:30
p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; Mari-
anna 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 Sta-
tion (Ala.), 6 p.m.

High School Girls
Friday- Ponce de Leon
at Sneads, 4 p.m.; Gracev-
ille 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
'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

Sports Items
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editorial@jcfloridan.com, or
fax them to 850-482-4478.
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Floridan P.O. Box520 Mari-
anna, FL 32447.


Top 10 teams collide

Lady Indians ready

to deal with Lady



Top 10 teams in the nation will do bat-
tle Saturday night in Panama City, as the
No. 9 Chipola Lady Indians hit the road
to take on the No. 5 Gulf Coast State Lady
Commodores in a pivotal Panhandle
Conference game.
The Chipola-Gulf Coast game has been
one of the premier JUCO matchups over
the past decade, and Saturday sizes up
as another in a long line of heavyweight
battles between talented Panhandle
Lady Indians coach Greg Franklin said
that the Lady Commodores under new
coachVernette Skeete remain one of the
top teams in the country.
t "I think they're ranked fifth, but
they're probably deserving of one of
the top three spots," he said. "They've
got athletes one-through-nine. They're
deeper than us and bigger than us, but
I wouldn't trade any of my players for
theirs. I like our kids. I like our character
and our heart, and we're going to come
out swinging. Hopefully, it will be a great
matchup arrd.a great game for me to sit
back and watch."
Chipola (17-2 overall, 2-1 in the Pan-
handle) is coming off of an ugly 67-54
home win over Pensacola State on Tues-
day night, a game in which the Lady In-
dians shot just 32 percent from the field
and made 4-of-18 from the three-point
The Lady Indians' top three scorers on
the season Lashonda Littleton, Kristine :
Brance, and Rayven Brooks-- combined
See TEAMS, Page 3B Chipola's Kristine Brance takes aim during Tuesday's game against Pensacola.

College Basketball

SChipola has tough test

against Gulf Coast State

Torlan Graham takes a long three-point shot for Chipola Tuesday.
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The No. 7 Chipola Indians will
look to pick up a much-needed
victory Saturday night in Pana-
ma City, as they take on the Gulf
Coast State Commodores in a
crucial early-season matchup
for the visitors.
Chipola (18-2 overall, 1-2 in
the Panhandle Conference) is
reeling after back to back losses
to No. 6 Northwest Florida and
Pensacola State, the most recent
coming to the Pirates 45-42 on
Losing on the road to the high-
powered Raiders is no shame for
any JUCO team in the country,
but Tuesday's home loss was es-
pecially disappointing, with the
Indians having their worst offen-
sive performance of the season.
The Indians, who have been
one of the top shooting teams in
America all season, shot just 24

percent from the field and made
only 3-of-20 from the three-point
line, while also missing 11-of-18
free throws.
First-year Chipola coach Pat-
rick Blake said that he felt his
players started to feel the weight
of the moment late in the game
"We missed some opportuni-
ties in the first half. I think we
missed 11 shots in the paint, but
when we didn't make the plays
that we normally make, I think
we got a little tight," he said. "I
think we lost our identity. I think
with the last couple of results, I
think we've let (pressure) affect
our play. I think we're playing not
to lose and we're playing tight."
Chipola was unbeaten com-
ing into conference play and
was mostly unchallenged in the
league opener against Tallahas-
see, but the past two games have
seen the Indians get put on their
heels, and thus far, it's a position
,t. ,

they appear to be uncomfortable
"I think the biggest issue is
when we don't start off making
shots, it's more in the late game
situations when we get tight and
the ball movement is maybe
not as crisp or the passes not as
sharp," Blake said. "We've got
a great group of guys that want
to win so bad, but they're play-
ing not to lose. It's just got to be
the other way around. Once we
get back to that and that finally
clicks for us, we can get back to
playing the kind of basketball we
know we're capable of playing."
The coach said that his team
will play with a sense of urgency
Saturday, but win or lose, it's too
early to start worrying about the
"There's no reason to panic.
We've got nine games left, and
even after this weekend, we'll

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College Football

Te'o fundraiser shocked by hoax

The Associated Press

sity of Notre Dame graduate who
launched a campaign to raise
money for a cancer research
group in memory of linebacker
Manti Te'o's girlfriend says he
is "shell-shocked" to learn the
woman didn't exist.
Dan Tudesco, a 2006 graduate
who now works in public rela-
tions in New York, set up an on-
line account at fundraising web-
site indiegogo.com on Jan. 9 to
solicit $5,000 for the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society Inc. The ini-
tial pitch said donations would
go to the society in memory of
Lennay Kekua, who reportedly
died last fall, and in honor ofTe'o,
"two individuals who have been
an inspiration to us through an
iconic season."
Tudesco said he and three
friends got the fundraising idea
after a seeing a video that went
viral of Te'o holding his head in
dismay during the Irish's 42-14

loss to Alabama in the national
championship game on Jan. 7.
The goal was to turn the loss
- and the player's sudden popu-
larity into something positive.
"I think we were all kind of
disappointed in the result of
the game ... and the Manti story
was very inspirational," Tudesco
told The Associated Press on
Notre Dame took notice of
Tudesco's tweets about the fund
drive and sent a university vid-
eographer to shoot an interview
with him. The video was posted
on the Notre Dame athletics
YouTube channel Tuesday.
Tudesco said "everybody is
kind of surprised and a little
shell-shocked right now" af-
ter Deadspin.com reported
Wednesday that Kekua didn't
exist. But he said he didn't be-
lieve Notre Dame was aware of
the hoax when it promoted his
"It would surprise me that
Notre Dame would want to

promote this if they knew some-
thing like this was going on," Tu-
desco said.
However, Notre Dame officials
said Wednesday that they be-
came aware of the hoax on Dec.
26, nearly two weeks before the
championship game. University
spokesman Dennis Brown didn't
immediatelyrespond to a request
seeking comment Thursday.
Tudesco said he doesn't know
Te'o personally and had no con-
tact with him or Notre Dame be-
fore setting up the fundraiser. He
said money raised by his fund-
raiser will be held in reserve by
indiegogo and released directly
to the charity at the end of the
"We actually never directly re-
ceive or touch the money at any
point," he said.
Tudesco said the campaign
hasn't received any new dona-
tions since the news of the hoax
broke late Wednesday, though he
hopes people continue to donate
to the fund drive.

A story that Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia was dismissed by Notre
Dame on Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker.



bloody sock

heads to

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Former Boston
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling whose
video game company underwent a spec-
tacular collapse into bankruptcy last year
is selling the blood-stained sock he
wore during the 2004 World Series.
Chris Ivy, director of sports for Texas-
based Heritage Auctions, says online bid-
ding begins around Feb. 4. Live bidding
will take place Feb. 23.
The sock previously had been on loan
to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and
Museum. It has been at Heritage's Dallas
headquarters for several weeks and will
be displayed at the auction house's Man-
hattan office before it is sold, according to
He said the sock is expected to fetch at
least $100,000, though he described that
as a conservative estimate.
"I do expect the bidding to be very spir-
ited," Ivy said.
Schilling's company, 38 Studios, was
lured to Providence, R.I., from Massachu-
setts with a $75 million loan guarantee in
2010. In May, it laid off all its employees
and it filed for bankruptcy in June. The
state is now likely responsible for some
$100 million related to the deal, including
Schilling also had personally guaran-
teed loans to the company and listed the
sock as bank collateral in a September fil-
ing with the Massachusetts secretary of
state's office.
Messages left for his publicist were not
immediately returned.
The bloody sock is one of two that sent
Schilling into the annals of baseball lore
in 2004.
The other was from Game 6 of the
American League Championship Series,
when Schilling pitched against the New
York Yankees with an injured ankle. That
sock is said to have been discarded in the
trash at Yankees Stadium.
The one being sold is from the second
game of the World Series, which the Red
Sox won that year for the first time in 86
Schilling has said he invested as much
as $50 million in 38 Studios and has lost
all his baseball earnings. He told WEEI-
AM in Boston last year that possibly hav-
ing to sell the sock was part of "having to
pay for your mistakes."
"I'm obligated to try and make amends
and, unfortunately, this is one of the by-
products of that," he told the station.
Brad Horn, a spokesman for the hall
of fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., said the
loaned sock was returned in December
under the terms of the hall's agreement
with Schilling. The hall had had it since
The Feb. 23 live bidding will be held at
the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion in NewYork
City. The auction will feature other "five-
and six-figure items," including a jersey
and cap worn by New York Yankees great
Lou Gehrig, Ivy said.
Heritage last May auctioned off the so-
called "Bill Buckner ball," which rolled
through the legs of the Red Sox first base-
man in the 1986 World Series. Ivy said
that item, like Schilling's sock, was listed
at the time as being expected to bring
in "$100,000-plus," but it was sold to an
Anonymous bidder for $418,000.


Vlacheslav Eldmov (center) winner of the gold medal in the men's individual time trials, celebrates at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with silver
medal winner Jan Ullrich and bronze medal winner Lance Armstrong (right) at the Summer Games. The IOC has stripped Lance Armstrong of
his bronze medal because of his involvement in doping. Two officials say the IOC sent a letter to Armstrong oh Wednesday night asking him
to return the medal.

Armstrong stripped of Sydney medal

The Associated Press

LONDON On the day he went pub-
lic with an admission of doping after
years of denials, Olympic officials dis-
closed one more embarrassment for
Lance Armstrong: He was stripped of a
bronze-medal won at the 2000 Sydney
The International Olympic Com-
mittee sent a letter to Arfistrong on
Wednesday night asking him to return
the medal, just as it said it planned to
do last month. The decision was first
reported Thursday by The Associated
On Monday, Armstrong taped an inter-
view with Oprah Winfrey for broadcast
Thursday and Friday on her network. A
person familiar with the situation told
the AP that the winner of seven straight
Tour de France titles confessed to Win-
frey to using performance-enhancing
The timing of the IOC move, however,
was npt related to the TV interview.
The IOC executive board discussed
revoking the medal in December, but
delayed a decision until cycling's gov-
erning body notified Armstrong he

had been stripped of his seven Tour de
France titles and all results'since 1998.
He then had 21 days to appeal.
Now that the deadline has expired,
the IOC decided to take the medal away.
The letter to Armstrong was also sent
to the U.S. Olympic Committee, which
would collect the medal.
"Having had confirmation from UCI
that Armstrong has not appealed the
decision to disqualify him from Sydney,
we have written to him to ask for the re-
turn of the bronze medal," IOC spokes-
man Mark Adams told the AP. "We have
also written to USOC to inform them of
the decision."
Two months after winning his second
Tour de France title in 2000, Armstrong
took the bronze in Sydney in the road
time trial behind winner and U.S. Post-
al Service teammate Vyacheslav Ekimov
of Russia and Jan Ullrich of Germany.
The IOC opened a disciplinary case
in November after a U.S. Anti-Doping
Agency report detailed widespread dop-
ing by Armstrong and his teammates,
The report called it the most sophisti-
cated doping program in sports.
The IOC will not reallocate Arm-
strong's bronze medal, just as cycling's

ruling body decided not to declare any
winners for the Tour titles once held by
the American. Spanish rider Abraham
Olano Manzano, who finished fourth
in Sydney, will not be upgraded and
the bronze medal will be left vacant in
Olympic records.
In August, the IOC stripped Tyler
Hamilton, a former Armstrong team-
mate, of his time-trial gold medal from
the 2004 Athens Olympics after he ac-
knowledged doping. In that case, Eki-
mov was upgraded to gold.
The IOC is also investigating Levi
Leipheimer, a former Armstrong team-
mate who won the time-trial bronze at
the 2008 Beijing Games. The American
confessed to doping as part of his testi-
mony against Armstrong in the USADA
The IOC is looking into the details of
Leipheimer's admitted doping, includ-
ing when the cheating took place, be-
fore moving to strip his medal. Finish-
ing fourth behind Leipheimer in 2008
was Alberto Contador, the Spaniard
who was stripped of the 2010 Tour de
France title after testing positive for


Charlotte testing rained out

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. A two-day Sprint
Cup Series test session at Charlotte Mo-
tor Speedway was cut in half when a
persistent rain canceled track activity
NASCAR added an hour to Friday's
schedule and compressed the lunch
break to give teams more time with
the new-2013 model on the 1.5-mile
There will be no testing on Saturday.
With the season quickly approaching,
NASCAR consulted with teams (who
spent three days testing at Daytona In-
ternational Speedway last week) and
decided to keep the weekend clear.

Teams still are scrambling to have
fleets of the new cars assembled while
dealing with a shortage of available
deck lids and hoods from NASCAR-ap-
proved suppliers.
Brian Pattie, crew chief for Clint Bow-
yer's No. 15 Toyota, said "all the teams
are behind" their normal preseason
pace. His Michael Waltrip Racing team
has six cars ready about half as many
as preferred a little more than a month
before the season-opening Daytona 500
on Feb. 24.
"Being behind is not a bad thing with
having new cars," said Pattie, whose
team has been testing frequently this
month at non-sanctioned tracks. "We're
not where we were 12 months ago with

prepping for Daytona. Come the week
after the (Daytona) 500, we should be in
really good shape."
Many teams already did a two-day test
at Charlotte last month, andthe amount
of information that can be gleaned is
limited by the cold temperatures (about
30-40 degrees below what's expected for
when the circuit returns in May for the
Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600)
and the rapid pace of development with
the cars.
David Ragan, whose Front Row Mo-
torsports has seven cars built for its
three teams, said the current rides "are
going to be show cars by April or May"
because they'll become obsolete.

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NFL Roundup

Falcons ready for Kaepernick

The Associated Press

Turner's trademark high-pitched
laugh filled the Falcons' locker room.
Asked about San Francisco quar-
terback Colin Kaepernick, Turner
grinned Thursday and said "I'm glad
I'm not on defense."
Turner, the big running back, and
the Falcons' offense want to hold the
ball and limit 'Kaepernick's time on'
the field in Sunday's NFC champion-
ship game.
The Falcons have seen enough in
XKaepernick's eight starts to respect
the versatile quarterback with the
long stride and strong right arm.
:,Kaepernick comes to Atlanta after
running for 181 yards an NFL re-
cord for a quarterback with two
touchdowns in last week's win.over
Green Bay. Kaepernick also threw for
263 yards with two touchdowns. He
.became only the third quarterback,
after Otto Graham and Jay Cutler, to
run and throw for at least two touch-
downs in a postseason game.
It's little wonder the Falcons are im-
pressed, even after facing such other
dual-threat quarterbacks as Robert
Griffin II, Cam Newton and Russell
Wilson this season.
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon
says the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Kaepe-
rnick is unique.
"I think he's just a different guy al-
together," Weatherspoon said. "He's
a taller guy, obviously. He broke the
record last week, so that makes hiir
special and different. I think he has :a
lot more speed. Russell is'more of a
quick guy. Colin is a faster guy."
Wilson and Griffin are scramblers.
Kaepernick looks more like a 200-
.meter sprinter with his unusually

49ERS (11-4-1) VS.
FALCONS (13-3)
NFC Championship
3 p.m. Sunday; TV: FOX

long stride.
"That's the thing," Weatherspoon
said. "You look at him and you think,
long striders are not fast, but then
you look and he's covering a lot of
ground and passing a lot of people.
You can tell he can run. Speed won't
be a surprise to us.We've watched the
tape, We'll be ready to go."
The 49ers don't have to' be told
they'll bring an unusually gifted
quarterback to the Georgia Dome.
In only half of a season, Kaepernick
has given the San Franciscoloffense a
"He's super-fast, athletic and he
can throw the ball," said.49ers run-
ning back LaMichael James. "Once he
breaks the pocket he's always looking
downfield. He's looking to throw the
ball more than run the ball. But once
he takes off, he's faster than a lot of
running backs and linebackers. He's
an incredible athlete."
Kaepernick has avoided the big hits
that have made it difficult for such
other running quarterbacks as Griffin
and Michael Vick to avoid injuries.
He said his strategy is "Run where
they're not." *
"You want to run away from where
the defensive players are," Kieper-
nick said. "When they get close, get
The Falcons' defense has reason to
worry about the matchup. Atlanta

survived its 30-2Q divisional playoff
win over Seattle last week despite.
Wilson's fourth-quarter dominance.
The Falcons led 27-7 at the start of
the quarter but trailed 28-27 before
winning on Matt Bryant's late 49-yard
field goal.
Wilson passed for 385 yards with
two touchdowns and led Seattle with
60 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Falcons coach Mike Smith said he
is preparing for the 49ers' "traditional
offense that we're used to seeing"
as well as the pistol formation with
read-option plays that Kaepernick
ran in college at Nevada.
"We're going to have to be prepared
to stop him," Smith said. "We're go-
ing to see things we haven't seen in
terms of what they'll do with their
Wilson found open room when he
took off on long runs after first look-
ing to ,pass. Falcons safety Thomas
DeCoud said Kaepernick shows more
determination to run.
"With Kaepernick, I think once he
tucks the ball he's looking to run,"
DeCoud said. "There will be a few
rare instances where he has his eyes
looking downfield. More times than
not, if he's dropping back and tucks
the ball, he's taking off to run where
Russell, he had his head up looking
downfield and wasn't really looking
to cross the line of scrimmage. He
was just trying to buy time for his
guys to get open."
Kaepernick's big game last week
earned him the promise of more at-
tention from the Falcons defense.
"We. definitely have to have some-
body accounting for him," DeCoud
said, adding defensive backs have to
be ready to leave their assignments to
help contain Kaepernick's runs.

Teams *per game.
Teamns Sophomore forward
Necole Sterling is scor-
From Page 1B ing 11.7 points per game
while also averaging 4.8
to make just 8-of-43 rebounds, 2.2 assists,
shots from the floor, and 2.5 steals per game,
Despite the poor but it's freshman guard
shooting, Chipola still Roshina Rosario, who
found a way to get a is averaging 10.5 points
victory, relying mostly and 6.3 rebounds per
,on a strong defensive game, that has stood out
effort that limited Pen- the most for Franklin.
.sacola to 34 percent "She does so many dif-
shooting and forced 26 ferent things. She's their
turnovers. utility player," the coach
"Sometimes there's said. "Without her, I
not any rhyme or rea- don't think everything
son why you win cer- else clicks for them. She
tain games; you just rebounds, she's unself-
find a war to 'win and ish, she gets everybody
gut it out," Franklin going and makes the
said. "This team finds a extra pass. She's the one
way to be in basketball that makes them click."
games, and I really re- The Lady Commo-
spect that about them. does have only been
The good thing is I think held under 70 points
we missed enough shots twice all season, but it's
(Tuesday) so that we their defense that often
don't have to miss any poses major problems
more for the next three. for opponents.
I don't foresee us hav- "They've got good size
ing any sort of lull (Sat- at every spot and the
urday). I think we'll go ability to guard multi-
over there and get our- ple positions," Franklin
selves comfortable." said. "Obviously, they're
Gulf Coast (18-1, 3- going to pressure, but
0) has won 12 straight we like that. We hope
Games after suffering its they do. They'll try to
only loss 56-51 to Wal- pressure us and get us
ters State on Nov. 23, out of things, but I be-
.and the Lady Commo- lieve in our kids and I
dores have started Pan- believe they'll stay the
handle play with wins course and try to get a
over No. 7 Northwest win. We're going to play
Florida State, Pensacola the same way we always
State, and Tallahassee. play. We'll get after peo-
The Lady Commo- pie, try to force turn-
dores are led by soph- overs, take 30-some-
omore guard Tamara thing threes, push the
Taylor, who is averaging basketball, and be who
16.4 points per game,, we are."
while Jessica Mortdn is The game will tip at
putting in 13.2 points 5:30 p.m.

From Page 1B

have eight left," Blake said.
"I was hire last year when
we started off 1-3 and were
able 'to finish out strong
and make the state tour-
nament. It's more about
getting better every day
and getting back to where
'wewere:There's no reason-
. to focus'on conference re-
cord right now. The only
thing we're worried about
is putting forth our best ef-
fort Saturday."
Gulf Coast (17-3, 2-1) has
had a strong start to the
conference season, ,fol-
lowing up a close loss to'
Northwest Florida State.
with a pair of quality road
victories over Pensacola
SState and Tallahassee.
The Commodores are led
by a dynamic three-guard
lineup that features ohe

From Page 1B

'believe i'll be able to step
up to that spot."
Christopher said that she
believes Lipford has all the
tools to :succeed against
college competition, par-
ticularly as an offensive
"She has a really good eye
and quick hands. She's got
all you need to have to be
able to hit well at the next
level," she said, noting that
shewasn'tyet sure whether
Lipford would be a full-
time outfielder or possibly'
a designated player, "With
herbat, we're going to find
a spot for her."
Wiggins, who still gets'
one more year out of Lip-
ford before seeing her off
to Chipola,, said that he.
thinks her best softball is
still ahead of her.
"I expect her tobe even
better this year than in the
past three," he said. "And I
know she'll be a ,big asset
to Chipola. She's very de-
serving of the opportunity.
She's worked very hard and
I know she'll continue to
'work hard in the future."
Lipford said that signing
with the Lady Indians is a
fulfillmentt of a long-time
dream of hers.
"Ever since I was little, I
wanted to go to Chipola,"
'she said. "They're great
people and they like to take
care of their players. They
make you feel like you're a
part of their family."

of the best players in the
country in 6-foot-4 sopho-
more Chad Frazier, along
with 6-foot-6 sophomore
Jose Rodriguez, and former
Bainbridge (Ga.. Bearcat
Devon Baulkman, who has
had a monster freshman
season thus far. .

The 6-foot-4 'Baulkman
is second on the team in
scoring with 17.2 points
per game and is shooting
48.4 percent from the field
and 37 percent from three.
Rodriguez is leading the
team in scoring at 17.6
points per game on 50

percent from the field and in so many ways: shoot-
43.1 percent from deep, ing, driving, and creating
while Frazier is putting in opportunities for others.
15.6 points per game to go Baulkman can shoot the
along with a team-high 5.4' ball so well and so can Ro-
assists per game. driguez. It's a three-headed
"Their guards pose a very monster, and when they're
difficult challenge," Blake' clicking on all cylinders,
said. "Frazer can hurt you they're very tough to stop.

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Jaguars hire Seahawks' Bradley as head coach

The Associated Press

Jacksonville Jaguars have
an energetic head coach to
go along with their brash
general manager.
The Jaguars hired Seattle
defensive coordinator Gus
Bradley as the franchise's
fifth head coach Thurs-
day, the latest move in the
team's rebuilding project.
The 46-year-old Brad-
ley joins general manager
Dave Caldwell, who led
the coaching search after
being hired last week.
"It was just a matter of
time before Gus Bradley
became a head coach in
the NFL, and the Jackson-
ville Jaguars are extremely
fortunate that Gus will be
on our sidelines for many
years to come," Caldwell
said in a statement. "Gus
more than met every cri-
teria we insisted on from
our new head coach, and
his intangibles and lead-
ership abilities are excep-
tional. Gus is who the Jag-
uars need now and in the
Bradley spent the last
four seasons in Seattle,
earning a reputation as
a fiery assistant who de-
manded and often got
- the most from his play-
ers. His defense improved
each of the last three years
and finished in the top 10
in points and yards the
last two. This season, the
Seahawks ranked first
in points allowed (15.3),
fourth in yards (306.2)

and tied for fourth in take-
aways (31).
The Jaguars were 30th in
the league in total defense
in 2012.
Owner "Shad Khan and
Dave Caldwell expect
to win, and that's what
I wanted to hear," Brad-
ley said. "That's why I am
coming to Jacksonville
to win a Super Bowl."
Bradley will be intro-
duced at 1 news confer-
ence Friday.
His liveliness seems to
be a good fit with Caldwell,
Swho oozed confidence
during his introduction
lastweek. Caldwellpointed
to his "track record of suc-
cess," adding that he has
"never been a part of a los-
ing team." He also openly
shot down any chance of
bringing in New York Jets
backup quarterback Tim
Tebow, a bold move in
Tebow's hometown.
Caldwell came across
like the polar opposite of
former general manager
Gene Smith, who showed
little emotion in his four
years at the helm.
Bradley probably will
look equally outgoing
compared to former coach
Mike Mularkey, who was
known for taking a calm
and consistent approach
to everything including
Bradley began his NFL
Coaching career with Tam-
pa Bay as a defensive qual-
ity control coach in 2006.
He was the Buccaneers'
linebackers coach the next

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus. Bradley watches
a practice in Renton, Wash. on Jan. 10.The Jacksonville Jaguars
have hired Gus Bradley as their new head coach.

two seasons before going
Sto Seattle. Bradley coached
in college from 1990-2005,
including two stints at his
alma mater, North Dakota
State, and four years at Fort
Lewis College (1992-95).
But his rise through the
NFL ranks had him on sev-
eral teams' radar. He also
interviewed for the head
job in Philadelphia this
"He's got a brilliant foot-
ball mind," Seahawks
coach Pete Carroll said

this week. "He's got a way
of reaching people and
touching people and get-
ting the best out of them,
coaches and players alike.
He's got everything that
you're looking for."
The Jaguars interviewed
defensive coordinator Mel
Tucker, St. Louis Rams of-
fensive coordinator Brian
Schottenheimer and Cin-
cinnati Bengals offensive
coordinator Jay Gruden
before striking a deal with

Bradley replaces Mular-
key, who went 2-14 in his
only season in Jackson-
ville. Mularkey failed to
make the team any better
in his first season.
Khan fired Smith, the
architect of the roster
since 2009, and charged
Caldwell with turn-
ing around one of the
league's worst franchises.
Caldwell's first move was
ousting Mularkey, saying
the team "needed a fresh
Many believed Caldwell
would target close friend
and college roommate
Greg Roman, San Francis-
co's offensive coordinator.
Instead, Caldwell and
Bradley will team up in
hope of getting the Jaguars
back to the playoffs for the
first time since 2007. Jack-
sonville has missed the
postseasoh 11 times in the
last 13 years.
"The relationship be-
tween the'general manag-
er and the coach is vital,"
Khan said last week. "It has
to be a symbiotic relation-
ship and they have to grow
together and the coach
has to be somebody that
it's very, very important to
win and very, very impor-
tant for Jacksonville."
Bradley inherits a team
that lacks playmakers on
both sides'of the ball.
The, Jaguars have run-
ning back Maurice Jones-
Drew under contract for
another year and have
young and talented receiv-
ers Justin Blackmon and

Cecil Shorts III. But the of-
fensive line was a mess in
2012, adding to the team's
quarterback woes.
Neither Blaine Gabbert
nor Chad Henne proved to
be the answer.
Caldwell said he had
"others in mind" to com-
pete for the starting job.
Defensively, the Jaguars
could lose linebacker
Daryl Smith, defensive
tackle Terrance Knighton
and cornerbacks Derek
Cox and Rashean Mathis
to free agency. The more
pressing issue will be how
to generate a more consis-
tent pass rush.
The Jaguars had aleague-
low 20 sacks this season.
Philadelphia Eagles cast-
off Jason Babin helped
down the stretch, but the
Jaguars are likely to use the
No. 2 pick in April's NFL
draft to find a pass rusher.
Bradley helped develop
defensive end Bruce Irvin
this season. Irvin, the 15th
overall pick, led all rook-
ies with eight sacks. His
defense had other young
stars, too.
Linebacker Bobby Wag-
ner, a second-round
draft pick, ranked second
among rookies in tackles
with 140 and fourth with
three interceptions. Safety
Earl Thomas was voted to
his second consecutive Pro
Bowl, second-year corer-
back Richard Sherman led
the team with eight inter-
ceptions and defensive
end Chris Clemons had a
career-high 11 V2 sacks.


New Eagles coach Kelly receives a hero's welcome

The Associated Press

reading "Our Chip's Come
In" greeted Chip Kelly out-
side the Philadelphia Ea-
gles' practice facility on his
first day as head coach, and
a few fans drove down Pat-
tison Avenue honking their
horns to salute the hiring.
A new era for the Eagles
has begun.
Kelly was hired Wednes-
day to be the 21st coach in
team history, ending an ex-
haustive search to replace
Andy Reid.
The offensive innovator
was lured away from Or-
egon, where he went 46-7
in four seasons and turned
the program into a national
SKelly, who arrived to a he-
ro's welcome at a Philadel-
phia airport onWednesday
night, was introduced at a
news conference Thurs-
day at the tean's training
"The key was to find the
right leader, not make the
fastest decision. We re-
ally were able to circle back
with Coach Chip Kelly. We
had an outstanding inter-
view with him on Jan,'5. It!
was an outstanding nine
hours, we learned a lot,"
Eagles ownei Jeffrey Lurie
'said. "We were told, the
same day, that it was re-
ally a question of going to
the Eagles or going back to
Oregon. At that point, we
learned he might go back
to the University-of Oregon,

but we kept in touch."
Though Kelly has no
previous NFL experience,
the Eagles are banking on
him to turn around a fran-
chise that has just 12 wins
in the last two years and
zero playoff victories since
"It's a really exciting time
for me. It was a difficult
decision. There's not many
opportunities to coach
in the National Football
League, and every one of
them is special," Kelly said.
"But this is an iconic fran-
chise with an outstanding
owner. I knew what this
place was all about, and
this is where I wanted to
"It was just a matter of
figuring out how to do it
the right way.".
Kelly has work ahead of
him. His up-tempo, flash-
and-dash offense needs
a leader under center.
It could be Nick Foles, a
rookie, last year who re-
placed Michael Vick at
quarterback, and had an
up-and-down debut sea-
son. It could be Vick again,
though he'll be 33 when the.
season starts.
"I'm going to look at ev-
eryone, and look at every-
thing we can do to put the
best product on the field,"
Kelly said. "There's nobody
ruled in and there's nobody
ruled out at this point in
The Eagles were 3-1 this -
season after a 19-17 win
over the New York Giants

It's a really eadingti mefor me. It was,a difficult decision. here's not many opportunies to coach in
theNational FotbalLeague, andevery oneofthem ispcial "
Chip Kehy,
Eagles head coach
on Sept. 30. They then lost NFC East. Reid was fired "We have one goal, "It's not an 'I deal, It's a
11 of their last 12 games to the day after the season and that's to get to the 'we' deal. Our.players will
finish in last place in the ended. Super Bowl," Kelly said. understand that."

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19) To be on the safe side,
it would be wise to avoid
issues on which you and
your special someone hold
strong, opposing views.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Harboring a negative
attitude will have a strong
effect on the results of ev-
erything you do.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) You are entitled to
have some fun and enjoy
yourself, as long as you
don't overindulge or spend
too lavishly on your per-
sonal pleasures.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Emphasizing only your
interests without any con-
cern for those of others will
not only turn off everyone,
it will lessen your hopes of
getting what you want as
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Guard against a tenden-
cy to make a snap judg-
ment based on incomplete
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
It's never a good day to
lend to or borrow from a
friend, so don't start now.
Discipline might be re-
quired in order to avoid
doing so.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Our behavior is always
being scrutinized by our
peers, opponents and sup-
porters. Don't try to please
them all.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Even if you believe your
ideas and methods are bet-
ter than those of others,
they don't want to hear it,
so keep it to yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
It behooves you to be
extremely cautious about
how you use your money,
especially if you're consid-
ering a major investment.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 23)
This could be one of
those days when you feel
that everyone but you is
out of step with the world.
Unfortunately, the reverse
is likely to be true.
The only way you'll be
able to lighten your share
of the load is to acquire
some assistance.
Dec. 21) -You can be either
great or completely horri-
ble aboutmanagingyour or
anybody else's resources.

Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My parents have been di-
vorced for 30 years. Both made mistakes
when they were married, but the end was
due to my mom's drinking. Dad provided
for me and now takes an active role in his
grandchildren's lives, always making an
effort to show up for their events.
Mom is a different story. She is an
alcoholic. When I was younger, she con-
stantly criticized me. I was never "good
enough." She demeans my housekeeping
skills, my parenting and my appearance.
Mom also has become increasingly nega-
tive about my father. She has something
bad to say about him every time I speak
to her. She blames Dad for the way her
life turned out.
I have a hard time trusting her with my
children. I attempted to make regular
visiting arrangements when the kids
were younger, but she would never com-,
mit to a specific schedule. Now she rarely
sees them because making the time isn't
a priority.
Over the years, I have gone to counsel-
ing, and I have created a good life for
myself. I have suggested counseling to

Mom, but she refuses to get help for
any of her various issues. I've also sug-
gested talking to other family members,
although she's estranged from most of
I really am at the end of my rope. The
few visits she makes are stressful and
anxiety filled. I have already limited
contact to when I am prepared to handle
her, and frankly, I don't want'to bother
anymore. But I hate the idea of hurting
her. She is still my mother. How can I
deal with her negativity?

Dear Tired: We understand that Mom's
visits are exhausting, and you are right
to limit them. Now you need to cre-
ate boundaries for her behavior. If she
speaks negatively, say, "I don't wish to
discuss this." If she keeps at it, you can
leave or ask her to leave. It might change
her behavior, but if not, at least you won't
be there to listen to it. We also urge you
to contact Adult Children of Alcohol-
ics (adultchildren.org) for additional


In this deal, if East does not double North's five-dia-
mond Blackwood reply, West will lead the club queen
against six spades. But if East doubles, West will start
with the diamond four. What should South do in each
When North responded with a three-spade game-in-
vitational limit raise, South launched Blackwood. This
was a theoretical error because he had two immedi-
ate heart losers. If North had shown no aces, South
would not have known what to do. South should have
control-bid (cue-bid) four clubs, showing a first-round
control there and expressing slam interest. Then,
when North control-bid four hearts, South could have
jumped straight to six spades.
After a club lead, South wins, draws trumps, arid
runs the heart jack. The finesse loses, but declarer has
12 tricks.
When West leads a diamond, though, South must be
careful. There will be a tendency to assume that the
heart finesse is winning, but that line leads to trouble.
Declarer should play low from the board and capture
East's diamond queen with his ace, draw trumps, and
play three rounds of clubs, ruffing the last in his hand.
Then South casts adrift with his last diamond.
East wins, but is endplayed. If he shifts to a heart, it
is into dummy's ace-queen. Or if he leads a minor-suit
card, declarer sluffs a heart and ruffs on the board.


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Franchises needed in Dothan and
surrounding areas NOW! '
Training, equipment and guaranteed Initial
customer base with all franchise plans. .
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Prom and Swee i6 gowns, sizes 4 to 7/8, $50
to $250, Mori-Lee, Tony Bowls, Jovani and
S Sherri Hill. Call 850-482-5481.

Split Oak Firewood
Delivered In the Wlregrass!
$75 for a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.

Quart size fruit Jars, Wooden Boxes w/ screen
lid (8'L x 3'W x 30"H), Propane tanks (2) 250 gal
(1) 500 gal, Propane heaters, Hay $20 bale. Call
(334)596-2354 or (850)482-2489
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S MODEL# GR48S--- $1995.

Border Collie: F/9mo old, S&W. Free to good
Home. Call 850-526-0864 "I. I
Boston Terrer Puppes $250. 850-547-9351
Vet checked, W/C & S/W, parents on-site
w/guarantee. 850849-0176.
CKC Bullmastif puppies for sale for $700, Born
Nov. 15, 2012- have shots and their papers.
They are ready for GREAT home only. Already
people frendly and love to play. Please'call me
at 334-618-0987. Peggy.

FREE DOG to approved home; beautiful fe-
male gold bullioq 9 mths old 334- 7.

Lost: Female 501bs black w/white markings on
face. Indian Springs area. 850-557-6477

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:* Bahia seed for sale 4,-
Excellent germination with over 40 yrs
experience. Kendall Cooper
or 334-775-3740 Ext. 102

S Large rolls of Hay for Sale
Bahia & Coastal
Daytime 334-585-3039,
after 5pm & weekends 585-5418

Wrapped Peanut Hay For Sale.
Never been rained on. Call 229-254-0854

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3 hrs per night, 5 gs per week before
600 a.m.
Looking for mature business-minded
newspaper carriers with dependable trans-
portation, minimum liability insurance and
a valid driver's license.
Come by and fill out an application at the
Jackson County lora,
4403 Constfattkinan, Mariama, FL

Activity Director
This person provides for an ongoing
program of activities designed to meet,
in accordance with the comprehensive
assessment, the interests and the
physical, mental, and psychosocial
well-being of each resident.
Minimum of 2 years long term care
supervisory experience.
Must be licensed by state of Alabama.

Wanted to Rent: Farm Land or Pasture InMa-
rianna or West of Marlanna; Call 850-718-1859


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for Medical Assisting,
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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

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

N^^*fi~c egbohoodT $6Bai0BBHMo.

Paramedic/Fire Fighter
High school graduate or
equivalent and some
experience beyond
obtaining the required
certifications for the
position. Certification as a Paramedic by
the FL Department of Health Bureau of
Emergency Medical Services.
Certification in Fire Fighting Standards.
Certification in CPR and A.C.L.S. by the
American Red Cross, EVOC certified,
valid class D FL drivers license.
Starting Salary $30,688.97/yr

I FlreNMlgter
Must have high school diploma or GED
with 1-2 years exp. in fire protection; or
any equivalent combination of training
and experience. Certification as an EMT
by the Emergency Medical Division of the
Florida Dept of Professional Regulation.
Certification in Fire Fighting StandardS.
Certification in CPR by the American Red
Cross. Must have a valid FL drivers
license with D endorsement
Starting Salary $23,947.00/yr.
Submit Jackson County employment
application to: Human Resources Dept,
2864 Madison St, Marianna, FL 32448.
PHONE (85) 482-9633.
Web ste wwwmacksoncountyfl.net
Deadline to apply is 01-28-2013
Dnmn.FreP WnrknlaIc/FF/VlPreflADA/AA

2BR Moble Home Cottondale Area
Water & Garbabge Included. $42. Mo + Dep.
Call 850890-485 or 850-890-8487
3BR 2BA MHIn Marianna $500/mo. $500 dqp.
w/no pets, Or $750 dep. with small pets
8505736307 r 850-482-5449
3BR 2BA MH in Sneads $500/mo. No Pets
Moble Homes for Rent 2/1 Located
between Grand Ridge& Sads
gcludes water & garbage.$350/month
850-573-0308, 4
Quiet, well maintained Park; Water/sewer/
garbage/lawn included. Available Now
3iD SW$625 &3/2 $475 & 2/1 $425
*.Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4 .

Sjaiou 2BR 2BA Plus Office, Family'of 3
$4S0-$50 Plus deposit. Clean and Quiet,
-No smokers, No pets 850-718-81S8

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2/1 Duplex In Altha. $475/Mo.
Located at 15664 N.W. Broad St.
Pro Team Realty 850-674- 3002

1&2BR Houses &Apts ALSO
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent Included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
1BR/1BA Home Downtown Marlanna -
Large walkin 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 House on Burke SL
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-
Austin Tyler& Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
s 850- 526-3355 4-
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Huge 7BR 4 BA Home for rent in Marianna,
.2 dining rooms, 3 living rooms, plenty of
storage, barn,huge fenced pool.Will consider
separating into individual apartments.
Zoned for Residential & CommerdaL
1/4 Me From Wal-Mart 850-544-0440

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homs in Cottohdale..
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http:// www.chauoscountylngvm .
850-2098847 4
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cotto ldae.
NOPETS CH&A $325-$500/Montb
Roomate situation alsoavalabe.
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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.

Very Private
1,600 sq. ft, 2 bedrooms 1 bath with a loft,
and a screened In back porch. House Is 60%
complete. Septic Systemn complete, temporary
power pole on 3+ acres. You will love it when
you see it!!$39,000/Call Allison at 850-381-0720

For SaleBy Owner: 41
Briar Hills Drive, Dothan .
S3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1
acre of land. 1300 square
feet. Built in 2008. All staip-
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 Southside
Walmnart or SAMC. Asking $113,5Q0: For more
Information call 334-701-5889. .
Gr~ceville Recently renovated 3 BR, 1.5 baths
1350 sq. ft; Great neighborhood and huge back-
yard, $89,999. Call 850-658-4081.

a family to grqw! call
viewing. 850-263-2755

Very well maIntained
5 bedroom, 2 bath, older
home. Includes 2 carports,
yard completely fenced
(privacy) and a shed.
Close to schools. Room for
I today for your personal .

5 HOne of a kind home
S- S on the Apalachicola River
In Wewahitchka, Florida.

2003 Harley Davldson Ultra Classic, blue,
comes with extras $6,999. Great condition
850-573-1695 or 850-263-1678 -
334-268-3900, ASKING $19.900
Honda 2004 VTX 1300 cc 22K ml. new tires,
service, 2 helmets, leather bags, adult owned,
334- 803-3397 $3950. NICE!!!!

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Sand Farm Equip. at a
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; $325& Ctmp1te Cars
CALL 334-702-4323 OR 334-714-6285

WANTED Nice Plck-Up, preferably, Extpnded
Cab Ford Ranger or Tacoma must have air, any
.color but black. 334-687-8863


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down with 0% Interest L160011
Daylight Auto Financing
Recently painted. Tinted Deceased. DIVISION: PROBATE PROBATE FILE
windows. CD player. New NO. t: 1 CP 279
tires. Needs motor and NOICEO CREDITOR
transmission work. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
han transmission. 334-701-0107 aftework. The administration of the estate of BEULAH
Title hand. $1,000. 701-0107 after 5PM. FRANCES MITCHELL, deceased, whose date of
Jeep 2003 Liberty; $1095 death was on January 27, 2012, and whose so-'
down with 0% Interest. clal security number is XXX-XX-8305, Is pend-
Daylight Auto Financing ing in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court for
850-215-1769 Jackson County, Florida, Probate Division, the
9AM-9PM i address of which Is Post Office Drawer 510,
Marianna, Florida 32447, file number 12 CP -
279. The names and addresses of the personal
Volvoe2003 XC90, T6 Pack- representative and the personal representati-
age, 3rd Row Seating, ve's attorney are set forth below.
$5999, Call 334-714-2700. All creditors of the decedeht and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or
S _____unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
S. :. notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
$1495 interest Daylwnight Auto TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
..n. ters,., nDn.l t1.'to A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
i ci 950-215-1769 ..- 1

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Outdoor kitchen, shop, AM-9PM,
greenhouse and boat
house. Beautiful fenced yard on nice high Dodge 2004 Ram; 4-Door
riverbank. Large lot is also zoned commercial, 'Crew Cab $1895 down
Reduced to sell. $129,000. Call 850-819-0401 with 0% Interest. Daylight
l _Auto Financing 850-215-
1769; 9AM-9PM

IN .. GMC 199 Short Bed ;$795
down with 0% Interest.
Dowtown Chipley House Ideal for git shop, Daylight Auto Financing
fornmr sandwich shop w/ comm. 850-215-1769
kitchen, approx. 3000sf. nice lot 9AM-9PM
S850-57-1290 leave msstaige. ,IdMC 2003 200 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,
14 Ahumn. Boat, stick drive, 2 swivel seats, etc. $15200,334-718-8225
'1997 Suzuki 25hp motorali new parts in- heavyy Duty Dic Harrow In good codtion
motor $1200. 850-593-193 or 850-693-5812 25.334-695-123 or 334-4W-2319
Vact Mercury black lvo 1996-DIESEL TRUCK, Good Conditioi
Bass Tracker 2002: 18Ft. 90HP Mercury, black Asldng price $10,000 080 334-9154
and gray, Garmln GPS fish finder, front fish10 0 00
finder, AM/FM/CD Radio, Excellent Condition ,
$6,500. Call 850-774-6230
S| Pontac 2603 Mbotana Ext Mini-Van
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Federer ready to take on the last Aussie standing

The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia
- His tennis attire now
splashed with pink, Roger
Federer was trying to re-
cruit support for his next
Ordinarily, this wouldn't
be a problem. Federer is
one of the most popular
athletes in Australia, where
he has won four of his 17
Grand Slam ties.
The only problem is this:
His 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over
Nikolay Davydenko on
Thursday night set Federer
on course for a third-round
match against Bernard
Tomic, the last remaining
Australian in the men's or
women's draws.
The 20-year-old Tomic
beat German qualifier
Daniel Brands 6-7 (4), 7-
5, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) in the
last afternoon match on
the center court at Mel-
bourne Park, keeping his
cool on a long, searing day
in which temperatures hit
106 degrees.
Federer praised Tomic's
play for the crowd and
later said he won't mind
for whom or how loud fans
are cheering Saturday.
"I don't think it matters
whether he's the last Aus-
tralian or 10 more," Fe-
derer said. "There's always
excitement about Aussies
playing here. I played him
here last year. The crowd
was great. I expect some-
thing similar. If it's not, if
it's totally for him, that's
fine, too. I'm always ex-
cited when the crowd gets
into it."
Federer has added a few'
opening Grand Slam event
- neon pink shoelaces
and trim on the back of his
shoes, on the V-neck of his
shirt and the swoosh on
his black headband. This is
quite a departure from the
Swiss star's usual hues and
from the bright yellow that
seems the predominant
shade of choice for player
clothes and accessories at
this tournament.
"I like to .play around
with colors," he explained.
"Fresh start to a new year.
I wore a pink shirt a few
years back. It was a best
seller, so...."
The day-time tempera-
ture got progressively

Roger Federer-hits a forehand return to Nikolay Davydenko
during their second round match at the Australian Open in
Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday.

hotter until late afternoon,
meaning top-ranked
Victoria Azarenka had it
slightly easier in her sec-
ond-round match a 6-1,
6-0 win over Eleni Daniili-
dou, Greece than third-
ranked Serena Williams
did in the very next match
on Rod Laver Arena, a 6-
2, 6-0 win over Garbine
Muguruza of Spain.
There was concern after
she' hurt her right ankle
Tuesday that an injury
might ruin Williams' run
at a third consecutive ma-
jor title. She said the ankle
didn't bother her as much
on Thursday as a split lip,
which she did by accident-
ly hitting herself in the face
with the racket in the sixth
"It's OK," she said. "It's a
war wound."
"I have never busted it
wide open like that," she
added, "1 was like, 'Oh, no.
I can't have a tooth fall out.'
That would be horrible."
She next plays Ayumi
Morita, one of two Japa-
nese women already in
the third round. The other,
42-year-old Kimiko Date-
Krumm, downed Shahar
Peer of Israel 6-2, 7-5.
Other women advanc-
ing included former
No. I-ranked Caroline

Wozniacki, No. 14 Maria
Kirilenko, No. 16 Roberta
Vinci, No. 20 Yanina Wick-
mayer and Elena Vesnina,
who beat No. 21-seeded
Varvara Lepchenko of the
United States 6-4, 6-2.
After her singles match,
Williams attempted to
show there was no seri-
ous damage to her ankle
by combining with sis-
ter Venus in a first-round
doubles win later in the
That was good prepara-
tion for Venus' third-round
match against No. 2-
ranked Maria Sharap6va,
one of the highlights of
Friday's schedule. Novak
Djokovic resumes his bid
for a third consecutive
Australian Open title when
he takes on Radek Ste-
panek in the third round in
the afternoon. No. 4 David
Ferrer plays Marcos Bagh-
datis in the last match in
what should be another
late finish.
British teenager Laura
Robson ensured that the
Day Four program ran into
Day Five when she rallied
to oust No. 8-seeded Petra
Kvitova, the 2011 Wimble-
don champion, 2-6, 6-3,
11-9. After coming from
a break down in the third
set, she missed a chance to

serve out the match at 6-5.
She made no mistake the
second time, in the early
hours of Filday
"1 never gave up, even
when she went up a break
twice in the third," said
Robson, who will turn 19
next week. "Today was
pretty ugly, but in terms of
how tough it was'to close it
out in the end, I think it's
right up there with one of.
the best wins."
She will next play 19-
year-old American Sloane
Stephens, who beat Kris-
tina Mladenovic of France
Robson won a mixed
doubles silver medal with
Andy Murray at the Lon-
don Olympics, giving her
the confidence to move up
in the rankings.
The Olympic campaign
was the tonic Murray
needed to overcome his
issues with converting
Grand Slam finals into
The Scotsman won the
Olympic singles gold med-
al, avenging a Wimbledon
final loss to Federer, then
broke a 76-year drought for
British men at the Grand
Slam events by winning
the U.S. Open. He arrived
in Australia as a reigning
major champion and won
a title in a tuneup event in
Brisbane before heading
to Melbourne Park.
On Thursday, he beat
Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2,
6-2, 6-4 to advance to the
third round.
He played in the heat of
the day, but said he didn't
mind because it wasn't hu-
mid. Players slung towels
packed with ice over their
shoulders or wore ice vests
to keep their cool at the
changeovers, and lingered
in the shade if they could
find any on a bright, nearly
cloudless day.
Frenchman Gael Mon-
fils was so exhausted by
the end of his match that
he tried to finish it off
quickly with an ace, but
double-faulted three times
on match point, laugh-
ing almost deliriously at
one. particularly wayward
serve. In the end, his 29
aces outdid his 23 double-
faults in a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 0-6,
6-1, 8-6 win over Taiwan's
Yen-hsun Lu.
Among the other men

advancing were 2009 U.S.
Open champion Juan
Martin del Potro, 2008
Australian finalist Jo-Wil-
fried Tsonga and fellow
Frenchman Richard Gas-
quet, No. 13 Milos Raonic
of Canada, No. 17 Philipp
Kohlschreiber of Germany
and No. 21 Andreas Seppi
of Italy.'
James Duckworth lost a
4-hour, 52-minute 3-6, 6-
3, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 10-8 match
to Slovenian Blaz Kavcic
on an outside court, say-
ing he was "sweating
bucket loads," was cramp-
ing badly and his feet were
It was Duckworth's loss
in the longest match of
the tournament this year
that left Tomic as the lone
Tomic earned plenty of
kudos in a fourth-round
loss to Federer in Australia

last year, but his season
spiraled downward after
that. He redeemed himself
with a win over top-ranked
Novak Djokovic at the
exhibition Hopman Cup
in Perth this month, then
won his first ATP World
Tour title at Sydney in the
week leading to the Open.
He is on a 10-match win-
ning streak, has held 76
consecutive service games
and is feeling good go-
ing into his. match against
Federer despite letting
a curse word slip in a live
post-match TV interview.
"Ten out of 10 now with
matches," he said of his
2013 season to date. "I feel
so confident. This is the
perfect time to play him.
I've got a good attitude to
win. I've beaten a lot of
good players over the last
past two weeks, especially

National Basketbal Asociation

Hunter's actions deemed wrong, not criminal

The Associated Press

NEWYORK A review of
the NBA's players' associa-
tion found that executive
director Billy Hunter did
nothing illegal with union
funds, but enough wrong
that players should con-
sider whether he should
remain in his position.

The report revealed that
Hunter's current contract
was never properly ap-
proved and he failed to
disclose that informa-
tion to the NBPA's execu-
tive committee or player
The eight-month re-
view by the firm Paul,
Weiss, Rifdknd, Wharton &

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES Al Pacino will play loe
Paterno in a movie about the late Penn
State football coach.
Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms
Brian De Palma will direct "HappyValley,"
the tentative title of the film, based on loe
Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno."
"'Happy Valley' reunites the 'Scarface'
and 'Carlito's Way' team of De Palma and
Pacino for the third time and I can't think

Garrison LLP was released
It states that Hunter's ac-
tions were "inconsistent"
with his financial obliga-
tions to the union, "dis-
played poor judgment,
paid little attention to the
appearance of impropri-
ety. It adds that "his con-
duct could foreseeably

of a better dpo t9 tell this story of a com-
plex, intensely righteous man who was
brought down by his own tragic flaw,"
Pressman said in a statement. No start or
release dates were given for the film.
While Pressman said the plot remains
"under wraps," Posnanski's book fol-
lowed Paterno's final years, as the win-
ningest coach ir college football history
saw his career end In disgrace in 2011
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