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Jackson County Floridan ( March 27, 2013 )

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028304/00958

Material Information

Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
Creation Date: March 27, 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACA5476
oclc - 33284558
alephbibnum - 000366625
lccn - sn 95047182
System ID: UF00028304:01046

Related Items

Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028304/00958

Material Information

Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
Creation Date: March 27, 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACA5476
oclc - 33284558
alephbibnum - 000366625
lccn - sn 95047182
System ID: UF00028304:01046

Related Items

Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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Sen. Nelson, scientists to visit Dozier


From staff reports

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will
accompany a team of an-
thropologists and law en-
forcement officials to'the
now-shuttered Arthur G.
Dozier School for Boys in
Marianna today as scien-
tists prepare for exhum-
ing an unknown number
of bodies believed to be


buried at the site. there is some $3 million in
The lawmaker's office federal funding available
Issued a for exhuming and identify-
press release ing missing persons with
Tuesday say- DNA.
ing the visit Over theyears, there have
comes along been a number ofefforts to
with news investigate allegations of
he brought abuse at the Dozier school.
Nelson M on d a y But not until University of
from the South Florida research-
Department of Justice that ers went there last year


and began an exhaustive
search and then drew
the backing of the sena-
tor has the case come
this close to gathering evi-
dence Nelson's office says
is needed to determine
what happened at the
school.
"The families of the bbys
buried in those unmarked
graves deserve closure,"


Nelson said. "And the only
way they're going to get it
is if these remains are re-
covered and identified."
Until now, researcher's
efforts have been limited
to examining historical
documents, using ground-
penetrating radar, and
analyzing soil samples
taken from the site. To-
day, they will accompany


Nelson on an inspection of
the area where they want,
as soon as next week, to
begin exhuming nearly 50
unmarked gravesites 19
more than found by state
law enforcement during
a previous state police
investigation.
Last month, Nelson met
See DOZIER, Page 9A


4-HERS LEARN ABOUT GARDENING


PHOTOS BY MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
" A 7ith spring break in the air, 12 kids were taking advantage of a 4-H Day Camp on Tuesday
w to learn about plants and container gardening from the Jackson County Master
Gardeners. The camp was one of three being offered by Jackson County 4-H this week.
On Monday, the campers learned about health and fitness with activities such as line-dance
exercising, good hygiene and strength training. Today, the camp will be all about animals. Visitors
will be bringing in critters ranging from reptiles and rescued birds to farm animals and a police
K-9. During the container gardening camp, the kids were learning how to plant seeds. LEFT: A
determined Diana Buchanan totes a freshly-planted blueberry bush that is nearly as large as she,
carrying it to a waiting wheelbarrow so it can get a layer of mulch added. RIGHT: Faith Hardin
loosens up the soil surrounding her blueberry plant's roots as she prepares to move it into a larger
pot.


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Ted Williams sorts through of the many items donated to the
Marianna Goodwill Store and gets them ready to be taken
to the sales floor. Goodwill Industries-Big Bend Inc. recently
named the Marianna location its Store of the Year.


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Sheriff's office:

Man accused

of exploiting

grandmother

Allegedly took debit
card without permission
From staff reports

A Marianna man is accused of using
his grandmother's debit card without
permission to buy things and withdraw
money from her account.
Mark David Swearingen, 19, initially
was arrested by law en-
. '. forcement authorities on
accusations of exploita-
tion of the elderly and
with 11 counts of credit
card fraud, according to
a press release from' the
Swearingen Jackson County Sheriff's
Office. However, the state
attorney's office, which has the ultimate
charging authority, is still consider-
ing whether td pursue the exploitation
charge and to date has only moved for-
ward on the 11 fraud charges.
According to the release, Swearingen's
71-year-old grandmother discovered
charges to her account that she had not
.made, and reported the matter to au-
thorities earlier this month.
Armed with her list of suspicious
transactions, investigators were able
to track down surveillance video that,
according to the complaint against'
Sweamingen, show' the suspect buying
things or withdrawing money with his
grandmother's debit card.
In one, Swearingen was allegedly cap-
tured on video as he withdrew money
at an ATM in a Wal-Mart location. In


See EXPLOIT, Page 9A

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SGoodwill named Big Bend Store of the Year


From staff reports
Goodwill Industries-Big Bend Inc.
held its annual board meeting and
award ceremony Friday, capping
off a successful year. for the non-
profit organization. Goodwill not-
ed achievements like increases in
people served, individuals placed in
jobs, revenue and donations.
S"The true measure of our success
is weighed by the impact we have
on the life of each person that walks
through our doors, our employees
and those we serve," said Fred Shelf-
er, Goodwill Big Bend President and
CEO. "For more than 100 years, help-
ing people reach their fullest poten-
tial through the power of work has
been the mission of Goodwill."
The Goodwill's Marianna retail
store received the honor of being
named Store of the Year.
Through the work of manager La-
nita Valcke and her staff, the store
finished the year 17 percent above


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the previous year and also had a'22
percent increase of donors.
Collecting and selling donations is
half of Goodwill's business and suc-
cess; the other half is using the funds
to change lives.
Goodwill Big Bend operates 21 full
retail stores, seven specialty stores,
14 attended donation centers, nine
Career Training Centers, 11 apart-
ment complexes, and a preschool
that offers on-site therapy in 22
counties in North Florida and South
Georgia- all of which had a banner
year thanks to the generosity of their
communities.
Goodwill lists highlights of 2012
as:
436,334 individuals or business-
es made generous donation; 3,958
more than last year 6% increase in
total sales from 2011.
a 5,733 individuals received inten-
sive services and case management.
a 23,162 services were provided to
those individuals.


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650 people were placed in jobs in
the community.
a Goodwill employs 671 people.
46 adults with severe barriers,
including disabilities, financial cri-
ses and job displacement were given
temporary paid work experience,
gaining new skills.
31 high school students with dis-
abilities were given paid work expe-
rience through the GoodOpps Pro-
gram, which helps young members
of the community build their work
readiness skills.
) 303 families with disabilities
live in Goodwill's 11 apartment
complexes.
165 children aged 6 weeks to 6
years received early intervention
educations service.
51 of the children received on-
site physical, speech and/or occupa-
tional therapy.
"I am quite fortunate to be
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part of the interesting
program, members and
guests were invited to a
honey tasting table where
they compared honey
made from four different
neAars.
The next meeting of
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR
will be at-I 1 a.m. on Mon-
day, April 15 at the Mari-
anna Beef'O'Brady's. The
program will be by Nancy
Burns, who will speak
about "Technology Today."
Hostesses will be
-Rosie Gay and Pauline
Trotter. For informa-
tionplease contactVfce
Regent Carolyn, Jordan at
638-1947 or cdjordan@
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JACKSON COUNTY

FLORIDAN
Publisher Valeria Roberts
vroberts@jcfloridan.com

Circulation Manager.- Dena Oberski
doberski@jcfloridan.com.

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

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at Marianna, FL.


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

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

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


CoEmmuity Calendar


TODAY
n USDA Food Distribution 8 a.m. at Eldercare
Services, 4297 Liddon St. in Marianna. Call 482-
3220.
))"5 Steps to Rapid Employment" Workshop
9 a.m. to noon at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 U.S. 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
n AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Free
Tax Return Preparation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Jackson County Agriculture Center. Call 482-9620
during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for
an appointment.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
a Internet/Email Part 2 Noon to 3 p.m. at
the Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90,
Marianna. Learn basic use of the Internet, how to
send/receive emails and how to protect your com-
puter. Call 526-0139.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting -" 7 a.m. at
the Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Grill in downtown
Marianna. Call 482-2290.
Job Club Noon to 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.
) Employability Workshop, "Mock Interview-
ing" 2:30 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 U.S. 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
a Marianna/FPU Public Information Forum
4-6:30 p.m. at the Marianna City Hall Commis-
sion Room, located at 2898 Green St. The City of
Marianna encourages all city residents to attend
an informational session about the April 9 Florida
Public Utilities purchase referendum. Additional
sessions are scheduled. Call 482-4353.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Free
Tax Return Preparation 4-7 p.m. at the Jackson
.County Agriculture Center. Call 482-9620 during
business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an
appointment.
Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
- 5:30 p.m.at Jackson Hospital in the Cafeteria
Board Room. Free to attend. Curriculum developed
by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-
smokers themselves. Call 718-2545.
) Low Country Boil 6 p.m. at the Marianna
Elks Club #1516, 4707 U.S. 90. $10 per person. The
public is welcome to attend. Call 482-2832.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.


FRIDAY, MARCH 29
n Knitters Nook -10 a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.
n Local Author, Wendy Ammons Book Signing
3-5 p.m. at Chipola River Book and Tea, 4402
Lafayette Street in downtown Mariania. Ammons
grew up in Jackson County.-She will be signing her
two books, "The Plan" and "The Lesson."
) Senior Singles Get-Together 6 p.m. at
Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli, downtown Marianna.
Single seniors age 50 and older are encouraged
to get acquainted, form friendships. Games, food,
prizes and a guest speaker are planned. No charge;
donations accepted (proceeds fund charitable
endeavors of Marianna's Gathering Place Founda-
tion). Call 526-4561.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call.
209-7856,573-1131.
SAlcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
n Grand Ridge First Annual Spring Festival and
Egg Hunt 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Thomas Pqrter
Park, behind Grand Ridge School. There will be
arts/crafts and food vendors, live bunny photos.and
coloring contest with prizes. Easter egg hunts at 10
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to include golden eggs with $25
gift cards. Call 573-6750.
) Union Grove Alumni Association's Old School
Fundraiser 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union Grove
Community Center, the former Union Grove School,
4517 Basswood Road, Greenwood. Chicken or fish
dinners will be available for $6.
a Partners for Pets Putting for Pets Easter
Fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kindel Lanes, 3679
U.S. 90 in Marianna. All proceeds from Putt-Putt
games played will benefit the Partners for Pets
shelter. Call 482-4570.
) Easter Egg Hunt Noon at the Marianna Moose
Lodge located on U.S. 90 next to the Budget Inn.
There will be prize eggs, pictures with the Easter
Bunny, hot dogs, chips and drinks. All children are
welcome to attend.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).


Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

MONDAY, APRIL
Marianna/FPU Public Information Forum
4-6:30 p.m. at the Marianna City Hall Commis-
sion Room, located at 2898 Green St. The City of
Marianna encourages all city residents to attend
an informational session about the April 9 Florida
Public Utilities purchase referendum. Additional
sessions are scheduled. Call 482-4353.
n Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
Central Jackson Relay for Life Committee
Meeting 6 p.m. at Milk & Honey Frozen Ypgurt,
4767 U.S. 90 in Marianna. Meetings are planned for
the first Monday of each month prior to the April
event. Volunteers needed. Contact angelapark-
er30@gmail.com or 573-5353.
n Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting
Course 6-9 p.m. at 4403 Jackson Street, Mari-
anna. Course is free and is designed to promote
partnerships in parenting and help the licensing
agency and prospective foster and adopting par-
ents mutually decide on the best parenting path for
their family. Course is a requirement by the State
of Florida for those interested in becoming a foster
parent or adopting. Call 522-4485, ext. 8404 or
kpeek@lmccares.org.
) Woodmen of the World Lodge 65 Monthly
Meeting 6:30 .m. at the Dellwood Volunteer Fire
Department. A business meeting will be held. All
members are invited to attend, bring friend and
your favorite soup and sandwich. Call 482-5255.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2
n Optimist Club of Jackson County Meet-
ing Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna.
n 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.
Marianna/FPU Public Information Forum
- 4-6:30 p.m. at the Marianna City Hall Commis-
sion Room, located at 2898 Green St. The City of
Marianna encourages all city residents to attend
an informational session about the April 9 Florida
Public Utilities purchase referendum. Additional
sessions are scheduled. Call 482-4353.


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


Police Roundup


Marianna Police
Department
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for March 25, the
latest available report: One
armed and dan-
7~ :- gerous person
'-=--- reported, one
/ ]ME NI reckless driver,
,CI] one escort, one
verbal distur-
bance, one
panic alarm, three traffic stops,
one animal complaint, one
fraud complaint, one public
service call, one welfare check
and one open door or window


discovered on patrol.

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for March 25, the latest avail-
able report: Four accidents, two
abandoned vehicles, five suspi-
cious vehicles, one suspicious
incident, two suspicious per-
sons, one escort, one highway
obstruction, two burglaries, two
physical disturbances, one ver-
bal disturbance, seven fire calls,
17 medical calls, seven burglar
alarms, 14 traffic stops, two civil


disputes, one follow-up investi-
gation, one juvenile complaint,
one animal complaint, four
assists of motorists or pedestri-
ans, two retail thefts, two assists
of other agencies, two child
abuse complaints, two public
service calls, one criminal regis-
tration, two welfare checks and
one patrol request.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Donald Barbee, 49, 6921 Illi-
nois St., Grand Ridge, domestic


violence by strangulation.
) Mark Swearingen, 19, 2018
Creekwood Drive, Marianna,
fraudulent use of a credit card.
) Wayne Neal, 29, 4710 87th St.
South, Tampa, violation of state
probation.
) Gary Mick, 45, 2563 Regina
Place, Hamilton, Ohio, pos-
session of marijuana-less than
20 grams, possession of drug
equipment.

Jail Population: 205

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


-72A WEDNESDAY. MARCH 27, 2013


WAKE-UP CALL







JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com


Riverside Elementary School announces honor rolls


Special to the Floridan

Riverside Elementary has
released its honor rolls for
the third nine-week term.
Third Grade
A Honor Roll Avery
Arunakul, Anna Barber,
Amari Brown, Caroline
Brunner, Caleb Butler, Co-
vin Clay, Matthew Clikas,
Cheniya Dames, Ol-
ivia De La Hunt, Payton
Edenfield, Chris Gable,
Garrison Glass, Syler Grif-
fin, Ausband Harris, Patty
Hernandez, Tyler Huey,
Halle Hurst, Leonardo In-
fante, Bryanna Johnson,
Madison Jones, Georgia
Lassman, Noah McCoy,
Sh'Randyss McMillan, Mia
Merrifield, Zane Monk,
Cole Payne, Damien Peal,
Trett Phillips, Monique
Reed, Mattie Rooks, Emi-
lyann Roulhac, Laynie
Smith, Laney Stewart,
Amiya Summerwell, So-
phia Sun, Stephen Tillot-
son, Emma Whitehead,
Dominic Wieda, Kennedy


Wilkes, ColbyWilliams and
BrantleyWillis.
n A/B Honor Roll -
Makenzie Adams, Juliette
Alday, A'Nariyah Barnes,
Bud Basford, Alaska Bon-
trager, Tucker Brock, McK-
enzie Brown, Hayden Can-
nady, William Carrel, Elijah
Chalker, Gracie Charles,
Olivia Clemmons, Ka-
leb Clemons, Car'Daisha
Cooper, Waylon Crum-
pler, Shanteriya Dobard,
La'Marcus Douglas, Day-
sha Edwards, Madison
Fears, Charlotte Franklin,
Landon Garcia, Jackson
Gause, Sebastian Good,
Ty'Adrian Graham, Jailey
Gray, Neimiah Guilford,
Diamond Hamilton, Max
Harkrider, Ja'Niya Hayes,
Jayla Helium, Jade Hen-
drix, Ashtin Hill, Hunter
Hires, Kylie Hollister, Kat-
lynn Hurley, Jasmine Ihrke,
Lawson Jackson, Jenna
Jarrard, Azaria Jennings,
Breyonna Johnson, Thur-
ston Johnson, Camron
Jones, Joshua Korosecz,
Jacob Locke, Hannah


McCoy, Tony McMillian,
Michael Melton, Emman-
uel Morgan, Caleb Mor-
rissey, Olivia Parker, Madi-
son Peeler, Layla Peterson,
Audra Phillips, Makayla
Price, Maegan Pruett, Lau-
ren Ramin, Emma Reagan,
Lily Roberts, Alex Rodri-
guez, Kyle Roney, Lauren
Saunders, Zeb Saunders.
Jaylon Smith, Amarion
Speights, lan Spence, Lexie
Spooner, Brianna Stan-
diford, Caitlyn Thomas,
Keshonna Thomas, Jonah
Tolin, Dylan Tyus, Ga Vee
Watson, Bradenton Wil-
liams, DasiaWilliams, Kylie
Williams, Trista Williams,
E'Laycia Williams-Mallett,
BreannaWynn and Mason
Zimmerman.
Fourth Grade
n A Honor Roll Joshug
Allen, Emma Biggers, Bish-
op Bosland, Skyler Boyd,
Lauren Brock, Michael
Byrd, Abigail Callahan, Ri-
ley Cleveland, Brady Don-
aldson, Kaley Dunn, Lucas
Hopkin, Octavia Johnson,


Caitlyn McDonald, Alexis
McGann, Colton Menacof,
Laurence Pender, Mack-
enzie Raines, Mackenzie
Shields, Avie Sigmore;
Hank Sims, Deacon Tem-
ples and Diamond Vann.
A/B tonor Roll Bri-
anna Abbott, Briana Aut-
man, Blake Barber, Baylee
Beauchamp, Thomas Bell,
Julia Campbell, Parker
Castleberry, Kirsten Clem-
ons, Jeremy Collins, Grace
Cone, Abigayle Cozart, Ari-
ana Dailey, Zachary Davis,
BriannaDrummond, Keza-
viona Elder, Azaja Faulkner,
Colton Fenton, Day'Von
Ferguson, Trevon Goosby,
Ellie Grimsley, Jeorgia
Hall, Roosevelt Hardy,
Lauren Harkins, Chance
Harris, Harley Harris, Hai-
ley Harrison, Latreysia
Hayes, Markevar Hunter,
Serenity Jackson, Zackary
Jernigan, Lasiyah Johnson,
Taniya Jones, Emily Keeny,
Makayla Kenner, Jared
Kyle, Kaitlin Land, Emily
Locke, Virginia Milton, Jas-
mine Mistrot, Nathan Mor-


ris, Nicholas Ni, Ashunti
Peterson, Sydney Powell,
Casara Price, Christian Ri-
vera-Cosson, Garrett Rop-
er, Hayden Rush, Kam'rine
Saffold, Emily Seay, Han-
nah E. Smith, Hannah
S. Smith, Kendall Smith,
Kinsey Smith, Davielle
Solomon, Ashanti Spates,
Jadyn Stevens, Carley Tate,
Ethan Taylor, MaxThomas,
Shon Sheray Toombs, Aar-
on Whitfield, Ashlyn Wier-
man and Jeff Woods.
Fifth Grade
A Honor Roll Preston
Beall, Wyatt Chandler, JAC
Clikas, Justin Clikas, Han-
nah Collins, Peyton Gay,
Victoria Kelly, Will Michels,
Chesney Miller, Cam-
eron Porter, Kelsie Riley,
Iyannah Sams, Dekarion
Sims, Dustin Smitherman,
Ben Wiggins and Grant
Williams.
a A/B Honor Roll Mi-
kal Aaron, Keyonna Baker,
Gage Bannerman, Gage
Basford, Annika Beebe,
Ja'Darious Bell, Gabrielle


Bess, Owen Brown, Alli-
anne Bryan, Faith Castle-
berry, Jeremiah Castro,
Olivia Cornwell, John
Cowart, Dylan Dykes,
Zackory Edenfield, Lind-
sey Elliott, Devan Flynn,
Jackson Goins, Seth Ham,
Megan Heinemann, Tykiri-
ous Highsmith, Savannah
Hill, Tre Jones, Sandra Lee
Kent, Rylie Kish, Carter
Large, Lillie Livingston,
Isaiah Long, Teresa Long,
Logan Lovely, Austin Mal-
loy, Javier Martinez, Eli
Mayo, Hailey McDonald,
Haley McKinney, Karlee
Mercer, Anna. Beth Mil-
ton, John Mitchell, Treyson
Mulder, Ka Tarah Nelson,
Meagan Pelham, Yasmin
Pender, Leighanna Perry,
Mya IReed, Avery Rether-
ford, Kaycie Riley, Ordall
Riley, Damone Rolle, Jarod
Roney, Noah Shores, Jaden
Smith, HanahSpeers, Jacob
Tate, Caleb Torbett, Nalee
Watson, Jasmyn Weston,
Madison Whaley, Wesley
Wiggins, Jazmon Williams
and Scotty Williams.


Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers claims deadline extended


Special to the Floridan

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack recently announced the ex-
tension of the voluntary claims
process for Hispanic and women
farmers and ranchers who allege
discrimination by the USDA in
past decades. All claims must
now be filed by May 1.
USDA urges claimants to con-
tact the Claims Administrator for


information and mail their claim
packages on or before May 1.
The process offers a volun-
tary alternative to litigation for
each Hispanic or female farmer
and rancher who can prove that
USDA denied his or h'er applica-
tioi for loan or loan servicing
assistance for discriminatory
reasons for certain time periods
between 1981 and 2000. As an-
nounced in February 2011, the


voluntary claims process will
make available at least $1.33
billion for cash awards and tax
relief payments, plus up to $160
million in farm debt relief, to eli-
gible Hispanic and women farm-
ers and ranchers.
There are no filing fees to par-
ticipate in the program. Claim-
ants may register for a claims
package by calling the telephone
number'below Monday through


Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, or by
downloading the forms from the
website.
Claim packages and other
documentation may be mailed
to Hispanic and Women Farmers
and Ranchers Claims Adminis-
trator, PO Box4540, Portland, OR
97208-4540. Claim packages and
documentation may be emailed
to claims@hwfr.org. Claimants
may fax claims packages and


More information
)) Website: www larmerclaims
gov
) Phone: .188-508-4429
SFax: ,5-626-8343
n Email: c:lainls@hwfr.,crg
) Claims period: Until klay 1
documentation to 855-626-8343.
Completed forms and documen-
tation must be received no later
than 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 1.


Gulf Power asks


residents to be alert


for telephone scams


From staff reports

Scam artists have vic-
timized residents in
Northwest Florida recent-
ly by impersonating util-
ity company employees,
reports Gulf Power.
Someone impersonat-
ing a Gulf Power employ-
ee contacted a resident by
telephone. The caller told
the victim that their elec-
tric bill was past due and
that electricity would be
cut off if the customer did
not provide a credit card
payment immediately.
The company says the
card numbers were then
used to make fraudulent
purchases.
To prevent this from
happening to you,
Gulf Power advises the
following:
Gulf Power employees
will never call a customer
at home seeking personal


V 4l


information, including
credit card numbers.
n Gulf Power represen-
tatives will never ask a
customer for moneywhen
they visit a residence.
All Gulf Power repre-
sentatives carry badges
with picture identification
that include the employ-
ee's name and the compa-
ny's name and logo..
If customers have ques-
tions about the identity of
anyone representing Gulf
Power, call the company
at 1-800-225-5797.
Gulf Power says it is
working with local law
enforcement agencies
to identify the perpetra-
tors. If you or anyone you
know has been victimized
by one of these schemes,
or if you have any infor-
mation about suspects,
call local law enforcement
and contact Gulf Power at
1-800-225-5797.


GAS WATCH


Gas prices are going up. Here are
the least expensive places to buy
gas in Jackson County, as of
Tuesday afternoon.
1. $3.52, Murphy Oil, 2255 U.S.
71 S., Marianna
2. $3.54, Pilot, 2209 U.S. 71,
Marianna
3. $3.55, BP-Steel City, 2184
U.S. 231 S., Alford
4. $3.55, Loves Travel Center,
2510 US. 231, Cottondale
5. $3.55, Mobil Food Mart, 2999
Jefferson St., Marianna
6. $3.56, BP Station, 5184 U.S.
231 S., Campbellton
7. $3.56, Kmee II, 539210th St.,
Malone
8. $3.58, McCoy's Food Mart,
2823 Jefferson St., Marianna
If you see a lower price,
contact the Floridan newsroom
at editorial@jcfloridan.com.


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Three on a String to perform for


Chipola Artist Series on April 11
Special to the Floridan


Three on a String, a pop-
ular bluegrass, country
and comedy group, will
perform at the Chipola
Center for the Arts, Thurs-
day, April 11, at 7 p.m.
This is the final event in
the Chipola College Artist
Series.
Three on a String per-
forms all kinds of music
- classic old standards,
country, bluegrass and
folk mixed with com-
edy and humor suitable
for the entire family. Jerry
Ryan, Bobby Horton and
Brad Ryan have been
having a good time right
along with their audienc-
es all over the country for
more than 40 years. The
group has gained a wide
following on the conven-
tion, music festival or a
symphony pops concert
circuit. Three on a String's
show has evolved into a
well-timed, musically in-
teresting and funny pre-
sentation. Their three-part


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Three on a String will perform at the Chipola Center for the
Arts on April 11.


harmony has a unique
and pleasing blend, from
a heart-rending country
song to an unexpected, a
cappella rendition.
Tickets are available on-
line at www.chipola.edu.
Online tickets may be
printed at home, or with
an order confirmation,
will-call tickets will be
available at the box office
the night of the show. The
Center for the Arts Box Of-
fice will be open from 2-5
p.m., April 4, April 8-10,
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and divorces were record-
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to 22:
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The biggest change in Social Security taxes this year
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point payroll tax reduction expired at the end of 2012, and
Congress did not extend it. And the earnings wage base has
gone up to $113,700.
New this year are two Medicare surtaxes: 0.9 percent on
earned income for high-income households and 3.8 percent
on net investment income. The surtax on earned income
applies to wages and self-employment income; it kicks in
when total earnings top $200,000 for singles and $250,000
for couples filing jointly.
The 3.8 percent Medicare surtax applies to singles and
heads of household with modified adjusted gross income
of $200,000 or more, or $250,000 for couples. It applies to
trusts and estates with undistributed net investment, too.
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Florida Voices


Editorial: Bridging


differences in FWB
Six days after the U.S. Census Bureau said Okaloosa
and Walton counties were the third fastest-grow-
ing region in the country, highlighting the need
for improved infrastructure to support a growing popu-
lation, we received a jolting reminder of the perilous
state of our traffic arteries and water systems.
A crane being carried on a barge smacked into the
Brooks Bridge, the only bridge linking FortWalton
Beach to Okaloosa Island and points farther east. The
accident reduced part of the span's concrete guardrail
to rubble and broke a water pipe that supplies the
island.
The bridge was closed for hours, tying up eastbound
and westbound traffic.
Water to Okaloosa Island a boulevard of homes,
hotels, motels and condos, plus restaurants and shops
- was jeopardized.
And all because of a crane on a barge.
Some folks might wonder why there's only a single
bridge to the island, and that one a relic built in 1965-
66. Twice in the past 25 years, boards have been formed
to study, plan and find funding for a second bridge dr
at least a replacement bridge. Each time, the effort has
fallen victim to decision-making paralysis.
Nobody could decide where to put a new bridge.
Motorists objected to the prospect of a toll bridge.
Residents worried that comfortable old neighbor-
hoods might be disrupted.
Others argued that a new bridge wasn't even needed.
They said redrawing intersections at both ends of the
Brooks Bridge would be enough.
State and federal agencies that could provide funding
looked at the chaotic debate ... and kept their distance.
Wednesday's mishap does more than remind us that
southern Okaloosa County ought to update its infra-
structure. It underscores the need for residents to put
aside the disagreements of yesterday and start planning
for tomorrow.
The task will require conversation. It will require
compromise. But it is essential. Fort Walton Beach and
Okaloosa Island should not have to be stuck, for ever
and ever, with a bridge that opened when Lyndon John-
son was president.

Northwest Florida Daily News


Contact your. representatives

Florida Legislature
State Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 5
District Office:
Administration Building, Room 186
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701
oley 850-718-0047
www.MyFloridaHouse.gov

State Sen.Don Gaetz, R-District 1'
District Office:
4300 Legendary Drive
Suite 230
Destin, FL 32541
850-897-5747
aetz 866-450-4366 (toll free)
www.FLSenate.gov

U.S. Congress
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-2
1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5235
@Rep Southerland
www.Southerland.House.gov
outherland
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-5274
S@SenBillNelson
www.BillNelson.Senate.gov
elson
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3041
@MarcoRubio
www.Rubio.Senate.gov


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Emotions, not facts, drive gun-law debate


By Bill Cotterell

en I was in
the service, the
camp theater
used to show stirring,
heroic World War II or
Korean War movies once
a week. We scoffed at
"John Wayne night" but
werit anyway -- mostly to
chuckle at little errors in
the films.
One had a scene with a
guy firing a Browning Au-
tomatic Rifle for about a
full minute (which would
be a neat trick) and then
holding it on his shoulder
by the barrel, like a base-
ball bat, as he pondered
the nature of life, death
and the universe. We
wondered if they peeled
the actor's melted skin off
the white-hot barrel of the
BAR, after that scene.
More than 40years
after leaving the Marine
Corps, I.don't knowmuch
about guns. But I've
watched a lot of politi-
cians campaigning and a
lot of legislators debating
tragic topics. I know when
they're letting their hopes
overrule their heads on
heart-tugging topics like
drunk driving or child
abuse.
There isn't much of a
gun debate in Tallahas-
see compared to what we
see in Congress and some
other states. There are a
couple of bills to require


universal background
checks for all gun sales.
but they have no chance
of passage, even though
a Quinnipiac University
Poll last week said nine
out of 10 Floridians like
the idea.
Legislators will also talk
about the 2005 "Stand
Your Ground" law, allow-
ing use of deadly force
in self-defense. Noth-
ing much is expected to
change.
Many citizens reacting
. to the mass murders in
Newtown, Conn., Aurora,
Co., and Tucson -- or
yearning to curb the daily
toll of domestic violence
or gang shootings all over
the country -- have gone
to their legislators with
excellent intentions. But
emotion overwhelms the
i*lgic of their ideas:
President Obama, Sen.
Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.,
and other Democrats say
the grieving parents of
Newtown "deserve a vote"
on an assault-weapons
ban. But Majority Leader
Harry Reid, D-Nev.,
blocked it from the Sen-
ate floor last week for a
shrewd political reason
-- he doesn't want five or
six Democratic senators
in "red" states defeated
next year, if the Senate
passes a gun bill and
sends it to certain death
in the House.
The trouble with ban-


ning assault weapons, but
not regular rifles, is that it
contradicts Isaac Newton.
He's the physicist who
came up with all that stuff
about bodies in motion
obeying natural laws of
force and momentum.
A gun is a machine that
accelerates a small ounce
of lead from zero to about
2,500 feet per second.
Once the projectile leaves
the muzzle, it doesn't
matter if the thing that
launched it is shaped like
a pistol, a rifle or a piano.
Banning a device because
of its silhouette may feel
good but does not make
us safer.
Similarly, Gov. Andrew
Cuomo of NewYork is
retooling a ban on ammu-
nition magazines holding
more than seven bullets.
But nobody makes a
seven-round magazine.
Or maybe somebody
does. They're not real sure.
but, never mind, they just
really wanted to pass a
law.
Cuomo's solution: Keep
10-round magazines
legal, but make it illegal
to put more than seven
rounds in one. (Maybe
next, New York Mayor
Michael Bloomberg will
compromise in his cam-
paign against 16-ounce
soft drinks, to say we can
put 10 ounces of Coke in a
big cup.)
Leave aside the idea of


police making a rifle own-
er count out the number
of rounds in a clip, or Sec-
ond Amendment issues
sure to be raised when the
NewYork law goes into
effect April 15. The debate
has spotlighted a childlike
faith in gun control on the
part of the news media.
There probably aren't
many NRA members at
'the New York Times, for
instance.
After Cuomo's news
conference, the paper's
Albany bureau last week
reported that "seven-
round magazines are not
widely manufactured."
But the same story quoted
Cuomo, "There is no such
thing as a seven-bullet
magazine. That doesn't
exist. So you really have
no practical option."
So which is it? "Not
widely manufactured," or
"doesn't exist?"
Like those Hollywood
film makers who knew
little of guns, like report-
ers who aren't clear on
the concept of "no such
thing," some well-mean-
ing legislators don't let
facts get in the way of
feeling virtuous.

Bill Cotterell is a retired capital
reporter who covered state politics
and government for United Press
International and theTallahas-
see Democrat from 1969 until
early 2012. He can be contacted at
billcotterell@gmail.com.
Florida Voices


Poor kids need food more than rich need tax breaks


Rev. Errol Thompson

Over the next week,
the U.S. House of
Representatives
and Senate will vote on
competing budget resolu-
tions with vastly different
priorities and visions
for our country's future.
While many Americans
are rightly fatigued by
what feels like never-
ending budget crises in
Washington, it is vital for
religious leaders to step
into the breach to remind
us that budgets are moral
documents that should
be judged by how they
treat the most vulnerable.
In the House, Rep. Paul
Ryan's budget proposal
takes a "spending cuts
only" approach to deficit
reduction, slashing $4.6
billion over 10 years from
many programs that
Floridians rely on like
Medicare, Medicaid, food
stamps, school lunches
and college,loans. Rather
than raise adequate rev-
enue to ensure the future
of these vital programs,
his plan reduces the tax
rate for the wealthiest
Americans and biggest
corporations.
The House budget
proposal would have
the greatest impact on
healthcare programs that
many Florida families
rely on, including some in
my own congregation. It
'will dramatically cut the
funding for state Medic-


aid programs, pushing
low-income children,
mothers, and people with
disabilities into the ranks
of.the uninsured (and
undermining Gov. Rick
Scott's push to cover as
many as 1 million unin-
sured Floridians under
the program). It will turn
Medicare into a voucher
program for those cur-
rently 55 or younger,
forcing future seniors to
pay a larger share of rising
health care costs while
eroding the program for
everyone.
Robert Greenstein of
the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities has called
Rep. Ryan's proposal
"Robin Hood in reverse
- on steroids." From my
vantage point as a pastor,
his proposal sacrifices
struggling families on
the altar of deficit reduc-
tion while protecting the
wealthy and powerful
from contributing their
fair share.
In the Senate, Budget
Committee Chair Patty
Murray is calling for a
more balanced approach
to deficit reduction that
includes an equal mrix of
new revenue from clos-
ing tax deductions for
high-income earners and
corporations and more
limited spending cuts.
Unlike Rep. Ryan's plan,
Senator Murray's would
undo the sequester's
across-the-board budget
cuts. Here in Florida,


we are just a few weeks
into this experiment in
a "spending cuts only"
approach to deficit reduc-
tion, and already we are
feeling its effects.
Control towers at
Florida airports are shut-
ting down. Tens of thou-
sands of federal workers
are facing furloughs and
their negative economic
effects. Schools and
nonprofits that serve the
poor are bracing to scale
back programs. Senate
President Don Gaetz says
the sequester is causing
uncertainty and instabil-
ity in the Florida economy
and is calling on Congress
and the president to undo
it.
Last year, Rep. Ryan
invoked Catholic Social
Teaching to defend his
proposal, sparking a reac-
tion from the U.S. Confer-
ence of Catholic Bishops
saying that his proposal
failed a "basic moral test"
of protecting the poor and
vulnerable.
I can't envision Jesus
preaching a Gospel that
says we have enough
to give tax breaks to the
super wealthy but not
enough to provide food,
housing, health care and
education for the most
vulnerable.
Our faith values tell
us that we must care for
struggling families, not
make their lives harder
in order to protect the
wealthy. As Senators


Nelson and Rubio and
members of the Florida
House delegation vote on
a budget proposal over
the coming week, they
must reject a "spend-
ing cuts only" approach
and adopt a balanced
approach that includes
making sure the wealthy
and powerful pay their
fair share. Clergy and lay
leaders from PICO United
Florida will be delivering
"Loaves & Fishes" to our
elected officials this week
to symbolize the biblical
story of transformative
abundance if everyone
contributes a fair share.
Scripture does not
tell us exactly how to
spend public funds, but
it makes clear we are
stewards not owners of
the financial resources
entrusted to our care.
How we spend those
resources must advance
God's purpose. We pray
the consciences of our
elected representatives
will be restored, and they
will return to the work
of making this country a
place of equal opportu-
nity and benefit for all.

Rev. Errol Thompson is pastor of
New Fellowship Baptist Church
in Orlando and Chairman of PICO
United Florida, a non-partisan,
multi-county network of congrega-
tions now focused on a national
campaign for citizenship for 11
million aspiring Americans, access
to an affordable college education
in Florida, foreclosure preven-
tion, voting rights and economic
disparity.


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Woodruff Dam lock closure extended


From staff reports

The U.S. Corps of En-
gineers has extended its
temporary closure of the
Jim Woodruff Dam lock
which, when operational,
allows boaters to cross up
and down from Lake Semi-
nole to the Apalachicola
River.
The closure began in
mid-December 2012 so
that crews could repair
the aging hydraulic system
that opens and closes the
lock gates. The improve-
ments were expected to be
completed by Feb. 15, but
more extensive damage
was discovered as the work
progressed, and the lock
has remained closed.
The repair period fol-
lowed closely on the heels
of a public outcry that
caused the Corps to re-
consider an earlier plan
to permanently close
the locks to recreational
uses. The agency had said
the closure would save
money because the cost
of the manpower needed
to maintain the locks out-
weighed the benefit of


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN FILE
The U.S. Corps of Engineers has extended the temporary closure of the boat lock at Jim
Woodruff Dam through April for more repair work to be done.


doing so. Relatively few
- 144 boaters passed
through the lock last year,
according to Corps spokes-
man Bill Smallwood,
speaking on the subject last
year. It takes two full-time
staff members, as well as


supervisors and main-
tenance workers to keep
the locks available to rec-
reational users, he said at
that time. Smallwood did
say at that time that the
locks would be run about
three times a week for


upkeep, and that recre-
ation users who happened
to be there at the time
could lock through. Com-
mercial traffic could use it
by appointment, the Corps
said at the time.
However, the plan was


modified when protests
ensued, with the backing
of some state legislators
and local governmental
bodies like the Jackson
County Commission. The
local board had signed a
resolution protesting the
closure, for example, and
a grassroots petition drive
circulated in and around
Jackson County as well.
There 'was also a public
protest event last Sep-
tember at Sneads Park,
and participating boaters
locked through in batches
that day as a symbol of the
lock's necessity as an as-
set of local recreation and
tourism.
In the end, the Corps
decided to continue man-.
ning'the locks four days a
week, with a winter/fall,
summer/spring schedule
each year, and that plan is
expected to be in play once
the repairs are completed,
according to Lisa Parker,
Corps spokesman.
Commercial traf-
fic will have to sched-
ule an appointment for


lock through.
Except for federal holi-
days and during vacation
periods and other off-time
for lock operators, recre-
ational users will be able to
lock through at Woodruff
from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Friday through Monday.
from March through Sep-
tember, and during the
same daily hours, but on
Monday through Thurs-
day, from October through
February. The Corps also
noted in a press release
about the new hours that
the agency will modify the
schedule on request by en-
tities that need a shift be-
'cause of special events.
Woodruff's Corps team
can be reached at 850-663-
4692, and recreational us-
ers should contact that of-
fice before planning a trip
involving lock-through to
ensure that the lock is op-
erational at the time.
More general informa-
tion about the extended
closure can be obtained
through field office inqui-
ries to 229-662-2001.


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luncheon for State President Peggy Hearlson from the
Department of Florida on Wednesday, March 13. President Hearlson
was traveling in District 2 visiting units in Marianna, Quincy and
Tallahassee. A special guest was Unit 100 Miss Poppy Shawna
Donofro. Following the luncheon at Jim's Buffet, the group had a tour
of the MariannaVA Clinic. Unit 100 provides refreshments to the
clinic as part of one of their Veterans outreach programs. TOP:
Members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 100 and Unit 241
recently enjoyed a tour of the MariannaVA Clinic. Pictured (in front,
from left): Bonnie Blanton, Eula Mae Segrest, VA Administrator
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Briggs, Myrtice
Bradley and Ann
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Shawna Donofro was
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luncheon. Pictured
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President Hearlson,
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Study: Health overhaul to increase cost


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Medical
claims costs the biggest driver
of health insurance premiums
- could jump more than 20 per-
cent for Floridian's individual
policies under the federal health
overhaul, according to a study
by the nation's leading group of
financial risk analysts.
Uncertainty over costs associ-
ated with the Affordable Care,
Act has been a major concern
among Florida's GOP-controlled
Legislature. The study by the So-
ciety of Actuaries comes as law-
makers are still trying to decide
whether they will offer health
coverage to an expanded Med-
icaid population and how they
will tailor state insurance regula-
tions to conform with the federal
health law.
The greater costs could mean
higher insurance premiums for
residents who will buy individual
policies through Florida's health
benefit exchange. The report
does not project medical claim
costs for employer-sponsored
plans, which cover the majority
of workers
House and Senate committees
recentlyvoted against expanding
Medicaid coverage to more than
1 million Floridians, worrying
the federal government wouldn't
live up to its promise to pay for
100 percent of the bill for the first


Bridge Club
announces winners
The Marianna Duplicate
Bridge Club announces
the winners for the game
played March 25:
) First Place: Rebecca
Karch and Richard Karch
tied with Drucilla Brown.
and Libby Hutto
a Third Place: Hollie
Gunderson and James
Gunderson
) Fourth Place: Mary Lou
Miller and Sharon Morgan
Fifth Place: Bobbie
Fenster and Linda Hodges,
The Marianna Bridge
Club is sanctioned by the
American Contract Bridge
League. The game is held
every Monday at 1 p.m.
at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette
St. in Marianna. Anyone
is welcome to come and
play or observe. For more
information and part-
ners, call Libby Hutto at
526-3162.

Mosquito borne
illness case reported
TAMPA State health
officials are warning
people to be vigilant about
mosquito bites after dis-
covering an extremely rare
human case of Eastern
equine encephalitis, or
EEE, a mosquito-borne
illness that causes inflam-
mation of the brain.
The Florida Department
of Health said Monday,
that an unidentified
victim acquired EEE in
the northwestern part
of Hillsborough County
earlier this month and is
recovering.
The last human case
of locally acquired EEE
in Hillsborough was in
August 2010.
Eastern equine en-
cephalitis is caused by a
virus spread by infected
mosquitoes. Nationally,
between five and 10 cases
of the potentially fatal
illness are reported each
year.
EEE is not contagious
among people. It can only
be transmitted through a
mosquito. Symptoms may
include fever, headache,

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three years and 90 percent after
that. Republican Sen. Joe Negron
has instead proposed a voucher
plan that would use those feder-
al dollars to help residents pur-
chase private insurance, but it's
unclear whether the House will
be receptive to that plan.
If Florida lawmakers do not
expand Medicaid or offer some
type of alternative coverage to
that population the study esti-
mates a 22 percent increase in
medical costs for individual cov-
erage under the Affordable Care
Act by 2017. If the state does
expand Medicaid, the analysis
predicts a 26 percent increase,
according to recently released
estimates by the Society of Actu-.
aries to its members.
"The certainty of dramatic in-
creases in premiums is one of the
least recognized and discussed
aspects of the Affordable Care
Act and it's one of the reasons
(Senate President Don) Gaetz
and I have been so cautious and
circumspect in developing our
budget," said Sen. Joe Negron, a
Stuart Republican, who chaired
a committee overseeing imple-
mentation of the federal health
law.
The other major portion of the
federal health law sets up state
health exchanges, an online mar-
ketplace where individuals and
small businesses can browse dif-
ferent health plans from private


irritability, restlessness,
drowsiness, weight loss;"
vomiting, diarrhea, con-
vulsions and coma.

Watch helps police
break murder case
BOCA RATON- A
$20,000 watch helpedlead
police to three stuspects in
the Jan. 4 killing of a popu-
lar Boca Raton bartender.
. Boca Raton police on
Monday announced three
arrests in the death of
Rafael Rodriguez. He was
shot by a suspect during
a closing-time robbery
of Josephine's Restau-
rant, which is owned by
his girlfriend, Josephine
Tribunella. The suspects
took her Chopard watch
that night. Rodriguez
died a short time later at a
hospital.
The Palm Beach Post
reported the three men
- 29-year-old Adalberto
Junior Montalvo, 26-
year-old Quinton Redell
Sylvestre and 28-year-old
Samuel Magic Walker
- face first-degree mur-
der and robbery charges.
They are being held with
no bail in the Palm Beach
County Jail. Police said
they are searching for one
more suspect.
The suspects entered
the Italian restaurant
about 10 p.m. and ordered
Tribunella, restaurant em-
ployees and the remaining
patrons onto the floor,
police said. They also took
wallets, cellphones and
other jewelry from the
group. As they were leav-
ingpolice said, Rodriguez
exchanged words with
Walker and he was shot
once.
Police went to area jew-
elry stores, asking about
the Chopard watch. They
eventually found one that
had been sold to a local
store.
Boca police tracked
down the buyer and
recovered the watch. They
found the sellers on the
store's surveillance camer-
as and were able to match
them to the suspects, who
were all from Broward
County.


providers and see if they qualify
for federal subsidies to help pay
for the plans. Low-income peo-
ple will be steered to Medicaid
and other safety net programs.
The study from the Society of
Actuaries concluded the over-
whelming majority will see dou-
ble-digit increases when pur-
chasing coverage directly from
insurers.
By 2017, the estimated in-
crease would be 62 percent for
California, about 80 percent for
Ohio and 67 percent for Mary-
land. Much of the reason for the
higher claims costs is that sicker
people are expected to join the
pool, the report said.
The report did not make simi-
lar estimates for employer plans,
the mainstay for workers and
their families. That's because the
primary impact of Obama's law
is on people who don't have cov-
erage through their jobs.
Sen. David Simmons and other
Republican lawmakers worry
that if the state does not offer
some type of alternative Med-
icaid plan, then the increased
costs will be passed onto small
businesses. One of the provi-
sions of the Affordable Care Act
requires business with 50 or
more employees to offer health
coverage.
House Democratic leaders said
they will review the study but
haven't changed their position


After the suspects were
arrested on larceny and
burglary charges in late
January, police got a
search warrant and found
items matching them
to the restaurant crime
scene.

Man gets 15 years for
fatal DUI crash
MIAMI- A South'
Florida man has been
sentenced to 15 years in
prison for a drunken driv-
ing crash that left two men
dead.
The Miami Herald
reports that 50-year-old
Rolando Aliaga pleaded
guilty last week to several
charges, including leav-
ing the scene of accident
involving deaths and DUI
manslaughter.
Miami-Dade prosecu-
tors say Aliaga was drunk
in February 2011 when he
crashed his pickup truck
into a bus stop. Aliaga
drove off, but a county
employee witnessed the
crash, followed Aliaga and
nudged his truck off the
road so that police could
capture him.
Tyron Richmond died
at the scene, and Charles
Williams died at a hospital
more than a month later.
Aliaga's blood-alcohol
level was recorded at .332


on the federal health law.
"Florida House Democratic
Caucus members are aware that
there are new costs associated
with expanding health cover-
age to another 1 million Florid-
ians and that there are billions of
available federal dollars to help
provide the care. House Demo-
cratic Caucus members recog-
nize that an expansion of health
coverage will create high-paying
jobs, be good for Florida's econ-
omy, and will improve health
outcomes for hundreds of thou-
sands of Floridians," said Mark
Hollis, spokesman for House
Democratic Leader Perry Thur-
ston, D-Fort Lauderdale.
Both chambers of the state
Legislature have also signaled
they will offer health coverage to
the state's part time employees
rather than face a $318 million
penalty.'
"We've budgeted for that but
it's one reason I think it's impor-
tant for us to have significant
reserves because we just don't
know the costs," Negron said.
Gov. Rick Scott did an about-
facerecentlywhenheannounced
he supported expanding Medic-
aid, calling it a "compassionate"
and "common sense" decision,
but he has also said he's open to
hearing alternatives brewing in
the Legislature.
In Tallahassee, Jim Stanfield
and his wife absorbed a $72-


percent. Florida law con-
siders a driver impaired at
.08percent.

Brush fire bums
200 acres
PORT ST. LUCIE Fire-
fighters continue to mop
up hot spots in St. Lucie
County after lightning
caused a 200-acre brush
fire that damaged four
homes.
An investigation found
that Sunday's fire started
when lightning struck a
tree in thick woods at St.
Lucie County Internation-
al Airport. As of Thesday,
the fire was 90 percent
contained.
Fire officials note that
lower humidity and higher
winds may cause more
flame activity, and there
is also concern with ad-
ditional lightning strikes
that can smolder for days
unnoticed.
Some residents evacuat-
ed the area and a prelimi-
nary assessment shows
four homes were damaged
in the fire.

Court to decide
legislative immunity
TALLAHASSEE A
Florida appeals court will
decide whether lawmakers
are legallyprotected from


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answering questions o
how they redrew maps
congressional districts


Lawyers argued on Tues-
day before a three-judge
panel of the 1st District
Court of Appeal.
Attorneys for a coalition
of groups say they need
to interview lawmakers
and their staffs to shed
light on how they drew
the boundaries for the
state's 27 seats in Congress
after the 2010 census. The
plaintiffs claim the lines
were redrawn to protect
incumbents.
Lawyers for the Legisla-
ture say its members enjoy
a "legislative privilege"
that excuses them from
having to explain their
decision making in court
cases.
The court could issue a
decision in the next few
months.
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per-month increase in their
health insurance costs, start-
ing in January, for his Medicare
supplemental coverage and his
wife's individual plan.
"Nobody wants to pay more,"
said the 70-year-old Stanfield,
who still dabbles in business
and legal consulting work. "It's
pretty clear that medical costs
rise higher than almost every-
thing else. Gaining some control
over those costs would be a good
thing."
But Stanfield said he fears the
federal health care law won't
achieve that.
Greg Mellowe, policy director
for the health advocacy group
Florida CHAIN, contended that
many of the state's most eco-
nomically vulnerable residents
would be largely immune from
big preniium increases.
"For the countless low- and
moderate-income Floridians
who have inadequate or unaf-
fordable coverage through the
individual market now ... their
costs will not be affected, even if
the study is correct," he said in a
statement.
They would be eligible for tax
credits that limit their premiums
to "an affordable percentage of
their incomes," he said. There
are also caps on out-of-pocket
costs and, for some, subsidies
to reduce the cost-sharing even
further, he said.

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Court orders new trial for Knox


The Associated Press

ROME Italy's highest
criminal court ordered a
whole new trial for Aman-
da Knox and her former
Italian boyfriend on Tues-
day, overturning their ac-
quittals in the gruesome
slaying of her British
roommate.
The move extended a
prolonged legal battle that
has become a cause ce-
lebre in the United States
and raised a host of ques-
tions about how the next
phase of Italian justice
would play out.
Knox, now a 25-year-old
University of Washington
student in Seattle, called
the decision by the Rome-
based Court of Cassation
"painful" but said she was
confident that she would
be exonerated.
The American left Italy a
free woman after her 2011
acquittal but only after
serving nearly four years
of a 26-year prison sen-
tence from a lower court
that convicted her of mur-
dering Meredith Kercher.
The 21-year-old British ex-
change student's body was
found in November 2007 in
a pool of blood in the bed-
room of a rented house the
two shared in the Italian
university town of Perugia.
Her throat had been slit.
Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's
Italian boyfriend at the
time, was also convict-
ed, sentenced and later
acquitted.
It could be months be-
fore a date is set for a fresh
appeals court trial for Knox
and Sollecito in Florence,
which was chosen because
Perugia has only one ap-
pellate court.
Italian law cannot com-
pel Knox to return for the
new trial and one of her
lawyers, Carlo Dalla Vedo-
va, said she had no plans


THEASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
Italy's highest criminal court has overturned the acquittal
of Amanda Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and
ordered a new trial.


to do so.
"She thought that the
nightmare was over," Dalla
Vedova told reporters on
the steps of the court-
house. "(But) she's ready to
fight."
He spoke minutes after
relaying the top court's de-
cision to Knox by phone
shortly after 2 a.m. local
time in Seattle.
Another Knox defender,
Luciano Ghirga, was gear-
ing up psychologically
for his client's third trial.
Ghirga said he told Knox:
"You have always been our
strength. We rose up again
after the first-level convic-
tions. We'll have the same


resoluteness, the same en-
ergy" in the new trial.
Still, it was a tough blow
for the former exchange
student, whose parents
have had to mortgage both
their homes to raise funds
for her lengthy, expensive
defense.
"It was painful to receive
the news that the Italian
Supreme Court decided to
send my case back for revi-
sionwhentheprosecution's
theory of my involvement
in Meredith's murder has.
been repeatedly revealed
to be completely unfound-
ed and unfair," Knox said
in a statement.
Knox said the matter


must now be examined
by "an objective inves-
tigation and a capable
prosecution."
"No matter what hap-
pens, my family and I will
face this continuing legal
battle as we always have,
confident in the truth and
with our heads held high.
in the face of wrongful ac-
cusations and unreason-
able adversity," Knox said.
Prosecutors alleged that
Kercher was the victim of a
drug-fueled sex game gone
awry. Knox and Sollecito
denied wrongdoing and
said they weren't even in
the apartment that night,
although they acknowl-
edged they had smoked
marijuana and their mem-
ories were clouded.
An Ivory Coast man,
Rudy Guede, was convict-
ed of the Kerdher slaying
in a separate proceeding
and is serving a 16-year
sentence.
Sollecito, whose 29th
birthday was Tuesday,
sounded shaken when a
reporter reached him by
phone.
"Now, I can't say any-
thing," said the Italian,
who has been studying
computer science in the
northern city of Verona af-
ter finishing up an earlier
degree while in prison.
A local Italian news re-
port quoted Sollecito's cur-
rent girlfriend as saying he
and Knox spoke by phone
after the judicial setback
and described him as being
psychologically destroyed.
His lawyer, Luca Maori,
said neither Sollecito nor
Knox ran any danger of be-
ing arrested.
"It's not as if the lower-
court convictions are re-
vived," he said, noting that
the Cassation Court didn't
pronounce "whether the
two were innocent or
guilty. "


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
South Korean activists burn pictures of North Korean
national founder the late Kim II Sung, and late leader Kim
Jong II during a rally on Tuesday.

North Korea puts


artillery forces at


top combat posture


The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea
- North Korea's military
warned Tuesday that its
artillery and rocket forces
are at their highest-level
combat posture in the lat-
est in a string of bellicose
threats aimed at South
Korea and the United
States.
The announcement
came as South Koreans
marked the third an-
niversary of the sinking
of a warship in which
46 South Korean sailors
died. Seoul says the ship
was hit by a North Korean
torpedo, while the North
denies involvement.
Seoul's Defense Minis-
try said Tuesday it hasn't
seen any suspicious
North Korean military
activity and that officials
are analyzing the North's
warning. Analysts say a
direct North Korean at-
tack is extremely unlikely,
especially during joint
U.S.-South Korean mili-
tary drills that end April


30, though there's some
worry about a provoca-
tion after the training
wraps up.
The rival Koreas have
had bloody naval skir-
mishes in disputed Yellow
Sea waters since 1999. In.
November 2010, a North
Korean artillery strike on
a South Korean island
killed two marines and
two civilians.
North Korea, angry over
routine U.S.-South Kore-
an drills and recent U.N.
sanctions punishing it for
its Feb. 12 nuclear test,
has vowed to launch a
nuclear.strike against the
United States. Despite the
rhetoric, outside weap-
ons analysts have seen
no proof North Korea has
mastered the technology
needed to build a war-
head small enough to
mount on a missile.
On Tuesday, the North
Korean army's Supreme
Command said it will take
"practical military action"
to protect national sover-
eignty and its leadership.


Teen complains of adoptive U.S. parents


The Associated Press

MOSCOW A teenager
adopted by an American
couple has returned to
Russia, claiming that his
adoptive family treated
him badly and that he
lived on the streets of Phil-
adelphia and stole just to
survive, Russian state me-
dia reported.
The allegations by Alex-
ander Abnosov, who was
adopted around five years
ago and is now 18, will like-
ly fuel outrage here over
the fate of Russian children
adopted by Americans. It's
an anger that the Kremlin
has carefully stoked in re-
cent months to justify its
controversial ban on U.S.
adoptions.
Russia's Channel 1 and
Rossiya television- which
are both state controlled
reported Tuesday that
Abnosov returned from a
Philadelphia suburb to the
Volga river city of Chebok-
sary, where his 72-year-old
grandmother lives.
Russian media identified
the teen as Alexander Ab-
nosov, but also show him
Displaying a U.S. passport
that gives his name as
Joshua Alexander Salotti.
Abnosov, who spoke in
a soft voice and appeared
somewhat restrained,


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Alexander Abnosov Abnosov who was adopted by an American couple at age 12 has returned to
Russia claiming that his parents treated him badly, according to reports from Russian media.


complained to Rossiya
that his adoptive mother
'was "nagging at, small
things."
"She would make any
small problem big," he
said on Channel 1. He also
told Channel 1 that he
fled home because of the
conflicts with his adop-
tive mother, staying on
the streets for about three
months and stealing.
"I was stealing stuff and
sold them to get some
food," he said with a shy
smile.
According to the daily
Komsomolskaya Pravda,
Abnosov says that his


parents visited him while
he stayed in a shelter in
Philadelphia, but that they
didn't ask him to come
home as he'd expected.
Channel 1 said his adop-
tive father gave him $500
to buy a ticket to Rus-
sia, though it wasn't clear
when he arrived here.
The newspaper said it
reached Abnosov's adop-
tive mother, who denied
driving him away. She was
quoted as saying he was
asked to come home, but
said he wanted to return
to Russia where he has
relatives to care for.
The teen's adoptive par-


ents identified in the
media reports as Steve and
Jackie Salotti could not
immediately be reached
Tuesday.
A woman who identified
herself as a relative at the
couple's home in Colleg-
eville, Pennsylvania, said
the parents .weren't there
and did not want to dis-
cuss the case.
The teen attended the
Methacton School District
in Pennsylvania from April
2004 through the fall of
2012, when he withdrew
from Methacton High
School, spokeswoman An-
gela Linch said Tuesday.


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Court might sidestep major ruling on gay marriage


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON The
Supreme Court dove into
a historic debate on gay
rights Tuesday that could
soon lead to resumption
of same-sex marriage in
California, but the justices
signaled they may not be
ready for a major national
ruling on whether Ameri-
ca's gays and lesbians have
a right to marry.
The court's first major
examination of gay rights
in 10 years continues
Wednesday, when the jus-
tices will consider the fed-
eral law that prevents le-
gally married gay couples
from receiving a range of
benefits afforded straight
married people.
The issue before the
court on Tuesday was
more' fundamental: Does
the Constitution require
that people be allowed to
marry whom they choose,
regardless of either part-
ner's gender? The fact that


the question was in front
of the Supreme Court at all
was startling, given that no
state recognized same-sex
unions before 2003 and
40 states still don't allow
them.
There is no question-
ing the emotions the is-
sue stirs. Demonstrators
on both sides crowded the
grounds outside the court,
waving signs, sometimes
chanting their feelings.
Inside, a skeptical Justice
Samuel Alito cautioned
against a broad ruling in
favor of gay marriage pre-
cisely because the issue is
so new.
"You want us to step
in and render a decision
based on an assessment of
the effects of this institu-
tion which is newer than
cellphones or the Internet?
I mean, we do not have the
ability to see the future,"
Alito said.
Indeed, it was clear from
the start of the 80-min-
ute argument in a packed


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Demonstrators chant outside the Supreme Court in Washington
on Tuesday as the court heard argunients on California's voter
approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8.


courtroom, that the jus-
tices, including some lib-
erals who seemed open to
gay marriage, had doubts
about whether they should
even be hearing the chal-
lenge to California's Prop-
osition 8, the state's voter-
approved gay marriage
ban.
Justice Anthony Ken-
nedy, the potentially


decisive vote on a closely
divided court, suggested
the justices could dismiss
the case with no ruling at
all.
Such an outcome would
almost certainly allow gay
marriages to resume in
California but would have
no impact elsewhere.
There was no major-
ity apparent for any


particular outcome, and
many doubts were ex-
pressed by justices about
the arguments advanced
by lawyers for the oppo-
nents of gay marriage in
California, by the sup-
porters and by the Obama
administration, which is
in favor of same-sex mar-
riage rights. The adminis-
tration's entry into the case
followed President Barack
Obama's declaration of
support for gay marriage.
On the one hand, Ken-
nedy acknowledged the
recentness of same-sex
unions, a point stressed
repeatedly by Charles
Cooper, the lawyer for the
defenders of Proposition
8. Cooper said the court
should uphold the .ban as
a valid expression of the
people's will and let the vig-
orous political debate over
, gay marriage continue.
But Kennedy pressed
him also to address the
interests of the estimat-
ed 40,000 children in


California who have same-
sex parents.
"They want their parents
to have full recognition
and full status. The voice
of those children is impor-
tant in this case, don't you
think?" Kennedy said.
Yet when Theodore Ol-
son, the lawyer for two
same-sex couples, urged
the court to support such
marriage rights every-
where, Kennedy feared
such a ruling would push
the court into "uncharted
waters." Olson said that the
court similarly ventured
into the unknown in 1967
when it struck down bans
on interracial marriage in
16 states.
Kennedy made clear he
did not like the rationale of
the federal appeals court
that struck down Proposi-
tion 8, even though it cited
earlier opinions in favor
of gay rights'that Kennedy
had written. That appeals
court ruling applied only
to California.


Exploit
From Page 1A
another, he was allegedly
captured making a suspi-
cious transaction on video
tape at Pilot, and in an in-
cident at Lowes.
Swearingen is also ac-
cused in transactions that
took place at Waco, Sun-
trust Bank at Wal-Mart, a
Burger King and a McDon-
aids restaurant, at Sunoco,
and at Straighttalk Al. In
all, 11 incidents were listed
in the complaint. The total
amount, of money involved
in the incidents came to al-
most $400.
At Swearingen's first
court appearance, bond
was set at $20,000 and he
was ordered to stay away
from the grandmother as
the case proceeds.



Dozier
From Page 1A
in Tampa with the USF
scientists conducting
the investigation to learn
more about their ongoing
work. He heard fiom lead
researcher USF Assistant
Professor. Erin Kimmerle,
other scientists on the USF
team, families of boys who
died at the school and a.
former resident there who
alleged he was abused.
Nelson's now going to the
Dozier site with USF's Kim-
merle, local medical exam-
iner Dr. Michael Hunter,
14th Judicial Circuit State
Attorney Glenn Hess and
other officials from both
USF and the Florida De-
partment of Juvenile
Justice.
First, they'll examine
Boot Hill Cemetery, where
Kimmerle's team plans to
begin exhuming bodies.
Then, they'll head to an
area near what's known as
the White House, where
former reform school resi-
dents have alleged they
were beaten and sexually
abused.
Florida Attorney Gen-
eral Pam Bondi's office has
sought a pending court or-
der to bring in the medical
examiner's office.
Two big issues for the fo-
rensic team to date have
been time and money.
Now that they have per-
mission to continue their
probe, word also has come
about a possible new ave-
nue to obtain funding. In a
letter from Holder's Justice
Department to Nelson last
Friday, officials said there is
some $3 million available
for between two and four
investigations that would
involve the use of DNA to
identify missing people,
and the federal agency en-
couraged USF to pursue
additional information on
applying for a grant under
that program by May 6.


Obama gives Secret Service its first female director


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON President
Barack Obama on Tuesday named
veteran Secret Service agent Julia
Pierson as the agency's first fe-
male director, signaling his desire
to change the culture at the male-
dominated service, which has
been marred by scandal.
Pierson, who most recently
served as the agency's chief of
staff, will take over from Mark
Sullivan, who announced his re-
tirement last month. The agency
faced intense criticism during
Sullivan's tenure for a prostitution
scandal during preparations for
Obama's trip' to Cartagena, Co-
lombia, last year.
The incident raised questions
within the agency as well as
at the White House and on Capi-'
tol Hill about the culture, par-
ticularly during foreign travel.
In addition to protecting the
president, the Secret Service also


investigates financial crimes.
"Over her 30 years of experience
with the Secret Ser-
vice, Julia has con-
sistently exempli-
fied the spirit and
dedication the men
and women of the
service demon-
Pierson state every day,"
Obama said in a
statement announcing Pierson's
appointment, which does not re-
quire Senate confirmation.
Homeland Security Secretary
Janet Napolitano also praised
Obama's "historic decision" to
name Pierson as the service's first
female director.
Pierson, 53, has held high-rank-
ing posts throughout the Secret
Service, including deputy assis-
tant director of the office of pro-
tective operations and assistant
director of human resources and
training. She has served as chief
bf staff since 2008.


That same year, Pierson was
awarded the Presidential Merito-
rious Executive Award for supe-
rior performance in management
throughout her career.
She joined the Secret Service in
1983 as a special agent and previ-
ously worked as a police officer in
Orlando, Fla.
"Julia is eminently.qualified to
lead the agency that not only safe-
guards Americans at major events
and secures our financial system,
but also protects our leaders and
our first families, including my
own," Obama said. "Julia has had
an exemplary career, and I know
these experiences will guide her
as she takes on this new chal-
lenge to lead the impressive men
and women of this important
agency."
Thirteen Secret Service employ-
ees were caught up in last year's
prostitution scandal. After a night
of heavy partying in the Carib-
bean resort city of Cartagena,


Housing, manufacturing lift economy


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Gains in housing
and manufacturing propelled the U.S.
economy over the winter, according to
reports released Tuesday, and analysts
say they point to the resilience of con-
sumers and businesses as government
spending cuts kick in..
U.S. home prices rose 8.1 percent in
January, the fastest annual rate since the
peak of the housing boom in the, sum-
mer of 2006. And demand'for, longer-
lasting factory goods jumped 5.7 percent
in February, the biggest increase in five
months.
February new-home sales and March
consumer confidence looked a little
shakier. But the overall picture of an im-
proving economy drove stocks higher on
Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 12
points to close at 1,563 a point away
from its record high reached in October
2007. The Dow Jdnes industrial average
rose 111 points, its biggest gain in three
weeks.
"There is nothing in this data that says
the economy is falling back," said Joel
Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Eco-
nomic Advisors.
A recovery in housing has helped lift
the economy this year and is finally re-
storing some of the wealth lost during
the Great Recession.
The year-over-year rise in home prices
reported by the Standard & Poor's/Case
Shiller 20-city index was the fastest since
June 2006. Prices rose in all 20 cities
and eight markets posted double-digit
increases, including some of the hard-
est hit during the crisis. Prices rose 23.2
percent in Phoenix, 17.5 percent in San
Francisco and 15.3 percent in Las Vegas.
The strength in home prices has far
from erased all the damage from the
crisis. Home prices nationwide are still
29 percent below their peak reached in
August 2006.
Still, steady gains should encourage
more people to buy and put their homes
on the market, keeping the recovery
going. And higher home prices make
people feel wealthier, which leads con-
sumers to spend more and drives more
economic growth.
Sales of new homes cooled off in Feb-
ruary to a seasonally adjusted annual


rate of 411,000, the Commerce Depart-
ment reported. That's down from Jan-
uary's pace of 431,000, which was the
fastest since September 2008. But Feb-
ruary's pace was still better than every
other month since April 2010; when a
temporary home-buying tax credit was
boosting sales. And sales are 12.3 per-
cent higher than' year ago.
"We are still far from the healthy level
of 700,000, but we're slowly making our
way in that direction," said Jennifer Lee,
senior economist with BMO Capital
Markets. "We just have to accept the fact
that the path will be interrupted once
in a while and that's what, happened in
February."
Manufacturing is also boosting the
economy this year, and factories were
busier in February, according to a sepa-
rate Commerce report on durable goods
orders. February's increase was driven
by a surge in commercial aircraft orders,
which tend to be volatile. Still, orders
for motor vehicles and parts increased
solidly, suggesting demand for cars and
trucks remains strong.
Orders for machinery and other goods
that signal business investment plans fell
sharply in February. But the decline fol-
lowed the biggest monthly gain in nearly
three years. Economists had expected
companies to ease up after January's
spending spree. When looking at the two
months together, busirfess investment
has accelerated from the- end of last
year and should contribute to economic
growth.
"The picture of business spending to
start the year is fairly healthy," said Dan
Greenhaus, chief global strategist at
BTIG
One concern is that tax increases
and government spending cuts could
stunt the economy's momentum.
Both weighed on consumers' minds in
March.
The Conference Board, a New York-
based private research group, said its
Consumer Confidence Index fell to 59.7
this month, down from 68 in February.
The decline was mainly due to a drop in
expectations for the economy over the
next six months, though consumers also
were more pessimistic regarding current
economic conditions.
Some economists think the timing of
the survey exacerbated the decline.


the employees brought women,
including prostitutes, to the ho-
tel where they were staying. The
incident became public after one
agent refused to pay a prostitute
and the pair argued about pay-
ment in a hotel hallway.
Eight of the employees were
forced out of th6 agency, three
were cleared of serious mis-
conduct and at least two have
been fighting to get their jobs
back.
The incident took place before
Obama arrived in Colombia and
the service said the president's
safety was never compromised.
But news of the scandal broke
during his trip, overshadowing
the summit and embarrassing the
U.S. delegation.
Sullivan issued a nev code of
conduct that bans employees
from drinking within 10 hours of
starting a shift or bringing for-
eign nationals back to their hotel
rooms.


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Goodwill Big Bend President and CEO Fred Shelfer (left)
poses with Lanita Valcke, manager of the Marianna Goodwill
Store, at an awards ceremony on March 22 in Tallahassee.


Goodwill:
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involved with a devoted
and hardworking team of
employees and Board of
Directors here at Good-
will," Shelfer said. "The
success we've had over
the past several years has
enabled us to expand our
services throughout the
Big Bend area."
Goodwill's mission is to


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to people with disabilities
and other barriers to em-
ployment, helping them
reach their fullest poten-
tial in supporting them-
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British teenage whiz strikes deal with Yahoo


The Associated Press

LONDON At 17, he's a
tech whiz, he's rich and
he can even offer some ad-
vice on how to raise your
kids.
Teenage programmer
Nick D'Aloisio's decision
to spll his news applica-
tion Summly to Yahoo for
what's rumored to be a
massive payout has turned
him into a media sensa-
Cion. The sale caps a short
but successful career at
Apple Inc.'s vast app store,
where hundreds of thou-
'sands of pieces of software
compete for the attention
of smartphone and tablet
wisers.
;wIn an interview with
The Associated Press on
Tuesday, D'Aloisio said his
computer skills were self-
taught, explaining that :he
started by mastering mov-
ie-making software before
tackling programming
languages.
He said his parents were
"very enthusiastic and
supportive." Asked what
advice he'd give couples
hoping to raise their own
wunderkinds, he urged
them to let their children
explore their own paths


The Associated Press

The word of. the season:
Parity.
The team of the moment:
Louisville.
For a college basketball
season in which it seemed
anybody could beat any-
body, and the No. 1 rank-
ing was never secure, Rick
Pitino's Cardinals have
certainly cemented .them-
selves as a prohibitive
front-runner now that
there are only four teams
left. They head to Atlanta
listed as 3-5 favorites in Las
Vegas, after dispatching ev-
eryone from Duke to North
Carolina A&T with equal
' ease on their way to the Fi-
' nalFour.
Trying to stop them will
be Michigan, Syracuse and
Wichita State a pair of
No. 4 seeds and a No. 9, all
serving as great examples
of how difficult if was to
sort out the contenders
from the pretenders head-
ing into the 2013 version of
March Madness.
"Cinderella found one
glass skipper," said Gregg
Marshall, coach of Wichita
State, which beat No. 1-
seeded Gonzaga and No.
2 Ohio State on its way to
adding some mid-major
mojo to the Final Four. "We


- be it computer science
or drama.
"If there's a natural curi-
osity, that'll lead to, even-
tually, some success," the
teenager said.
Summnly is one of several
apps that D'Aloisio has de-
signed. It uses complex al-
gorithms to automatically


condense online news
content into attractive
little blocks of text that are
useful for the small screens
of smartphones.
D'Aloisio said he was
thrilled to be working for a
"classic Internet company"
- Yahoo! Inc. is older than
he is and he laughingly


dismissed a reporter's sug-
gestion that his friends
might be jealous.
"All my friends have been
very supportive," he said.
He noted that the public-
ity over Summly had been
building for more than
a year, meaning he and
those close to him had had


time to adjust to the out-
side attention.
As with its other recent
acquisitions, Yahoo didn't
disclose how much it is
paying for Summly, al-
though British newspapers
suggested the deal's value
at several million dollars.
D'Aloisio had already re-
ceived investment from
several sources, including
venture capitalist backer
Li Ka-Shing.
Asked what he'll do with
the payout, he responded
with serious answers unr
befitting of an adolescent.
He said the money was
being kept in a trust until
he turns 18, and he didn't
seem interested in talk-
ing about what he'd buy
for himself for his next
birthday.
"I'd like to keep it safe.
Bankit .... Iflwas to do any-
thing it'd be angel invest-
ing," said D'Aloisio, who
is slim with dark brown
hair and bears a passing
resemblance to Josh Rad-
nor, the actor who plays
main character Ted in the
TV sitcom "How I Met Your
Mother."
The teen app expert said
he was interested in auto-
mated technologies that


could anticipate users'
needs before they even
reached for their smart-
phones such as an app
that downloads the day's
news stories just before a
user steps into a subway.
D'Aloisio said there were
no copyright concerns
about Summly, which
works by running a sta-
tistical analysis of the text
to guess which bits are
the most relevant to cut
the content down. Media
companies such as New
York-based News Corp.
have collaborated on mak-
ing their content more
Summly-friendly, he said,
arguing that shortening
software would ultimately
be a win-win for content
providers.
"We're introducing their
content to a new, younger
demographic," he said.
"You like the summary,
you read the whole story;
it increases publisher
viewership."
The technology isn't
foolproof: He said the app
sometimes has trouble
shortening long-form or
highbrow pieces, but he
noted that humans, too,
have trouble summarizing
sprawling stories.


i Cprus businei ea
feeling strain
NICOSIA, Cyprus Cy-
priot businesses were
under increasing strain to
keep running on Tuesday
after financial authorities
stretched the country's
bank closure into a second
week in a harried attempt
to stop depositors rushing
to drain their accounts.
Cyprus's central bank
governor, Panicos Deme-
triades, said "superhuman
efforts are being made" to
open banks on Thursday.
"Temporary" restrictions
wilibe imposed on finan-
cial transactions once the
banks do, he said.


Arab L ea leaders
hold meeting
DOHA, Qatar Qatar's
emir looked over an as-
sembly ofArab leaders
Tuesday as both Cordial
host and impatient task-
master. His welcoming
remarks to kings, sheiks
and presidents across the
Arab world quickly shifted
to Qatar's priorities: Ral-
lying greater support for
Syrian rebels and helping
Palestinians with efforts
such as a newly proposed
$1 billion fund to protect
Jerusalem's Arab heritage.
No one seemed sur-
prised at the paternal tone.
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Utility (FPU) Purchase referendum on April 9, 2013. Allen E. Ward II and James B. Wise qualified
p for City Commission Group 3 and any residents in Group 3 can vote on the City Commissioner race
and the FPU referendum issue. Any other residents in the City (Group 1, 2, 4 & 5) can vote on the
FPU referendum issue. Absentee voting is now available and any questions should be directed to
Kimberly Applewhite, City Clerk or Carolyn Spears, Deputy Clerk, at (850) 482-4353.

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High School
Baseball
Thursday- Central at
Malone. 6 p.m.
Friday- Graceville at
Malone. 6 p.m.

High School
Softball
Thursday- Malone at
Bethlehem. 5 p.m.

Chipola Baseball
The Indians will play the
series finale against the
Northwest Florida State
Raiders today in Marianna
at 5 p.m.
Chipola will then play
the first of another three-
game set with Pensacola
State on Friday at home
at 2 p.m.. with the second
game coming Saturday in
Pensacola at 1 p.m.

Chipola Softball
The Lady Indians will
Pensacola State on Thurs-
day at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Panhandle
Seminole Club Golf
Tournament.
The 2013 Panhandle
Seminole Club's Annual
Scholarship Golf Tourna:
ment will be held April 5 at
Indian Springs Golf Club
in Marianna. This tourna-
ment. along with another
fundraiser, has helped
provide $40,000 over the
past 10 years to deserving
local students and helped
further their education.
Registration and warm-
up will begin at noon with
the shotgun start at 1 p.m.
for this four 'man scramble
event. Cash prizes will be
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CC Baseball


_'M.' Mader pacesIndi
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

.-... The Chipola Indians, made i twno Pan-
'.. -handle Conference i~ns in a row Mon-.
.day night in Niceville, gearing six early
. runs and riding an outstanding start from
/'* freshman pitcher Michael Mader.to a 6-
, ,2 victory over the Northwest Florida State
S ,-.,, Raiders. .
S.,I'-[H With the win, Chipola cinched the three-
Chipola's Luis Tunon catches a throw to second for game series with Northwest and improved to
the out before sending it to first to try for a double 3-2 in league play.
play. The Indians will go for the series sweep


HIGH SCHOOL' SOFTBALL.






Tigers sun


MARK SKINNER/THE FLORIDAN
Sneads' Cambridge Chason catches Graceville's Caitlin Miller off of first base Monday night.


Lady Pirates overwhelm Graceville


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

GRACEVILLE The Sneads
IAdy Pirates got their second
win over Graceville in the last
five days Monday night, rout-
ing the LadyTigers 13-2 in six
innings after taking a 12-2,
five-inning victory Thursday
in Sneads.
With the win, the Lady Pi-
rates improved to 15-2 over-
all and 8-2 in District 3-1A
competition, while Gracev-
ille fell to 3-9 overall and 3-6
in the league.
GHS jumped out to a 2-0
early lead with a pair of runs
in the second inning, but
Sneads answered with four
runs in the third, four more
in the fourth, two in the fifth,
and three in the sixth to blow
the game open.
The Lady Pirates com-
piled 10 hits as a team off of


Graceville pitcher Taylor Mc-
Daniel, while Sneads starter
Brooke Williams went the
distance and allowed just
two runs on five hits and foir
walks with six strikeouts. -
Williams was also one of
four SHS players with two
hits, finishing 2-for-4 with
three runs scored, while
Alaynah Weiss was 2-for-4
with a double, two RBI, and
two runs, Emily Glover 2-for-
4 with an RBI and a run, and
Brandy Strickland 2-for-3
with a walk, an RBI, and two
runs.
Mallory McDaniel went 1-
for-3 with a double, a walk,
and two RBI, with Cambridge
Chason finishing 1-for-2 with
a walk, an RBI, and a run, and
Shelbi Byler walking twice,
scoring a run, and driving in
a run.
Hunter McDaniel led the
Lady Tigers by going 3-for-3


with two RBI, with her two-.
run double down the third
base line in the second in-
ning.providing the only r uns
for GHS.
The Lady Pirates quickly:
countered in the third,in-
ning, with Alex Maphis,
reaching on an error and
scoring on a passed ball and
Williams singling and scor-
ing on a fielder's choice to tie
the game 2-2.
An RBI single to left field by
Strickland scored Byler for,
the go-ahead run, and Glov-
er's RBI groundout to short-
stop brought Chason to the
plate to make it 4-2..
Things started to fall apart
for the Lady Tigers in the
fourth inning, as five errors
and five Sneads hits paved,
the way for a four-run inning
to push the margin to 8-2.

See PIRATES, Page 2B


SHS Baseball


SHS beats St. Cloud, falls to Mount Dora


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Sneads Pirates baseball
team split a road doubleheader
Monday evening, taking an 8-1
win over St. Cloud before taking
a 10-0 loss to Mount Dora in six
innings.
Against St. Cloud, the Pirates
broke open a scoreless tie with
a run in the fourth inning, and
then added three more in the
fifth and another in the sixth to
take a 5-0 lead.
St. Cloud scored its only run
in the bottom of th6 sixth, but
Sneads answered with three


runs in the top of the seventh
and shut down St. Cloud in the
bottom of the inning to end the
game.
Trent Clark started on the
mound for Sneads and went all
seven innings to get the win,
allowing one unearned run on
five hits and two walks with
nine strikeouts.
Clark also had a big night
at the plate, finishing 2-for-3
with a walk, a run, and three
RBI, with Brandon Moats go-
ing 2-for-5 with a home run,
a double, an RBI, and two
runs.
Hunter Johnson also had


two hits for the Pirates, with
Cade Hall adding a hit, a
walk, an RBI, and a run, while
Devin Hayes and Jon Michael
Glover each had a hit and two
walks.
The offense was much harder
to come by against the Mount
Dora Bible Bulldogs, with
Sneads collecting seven hits but
leaving seven runners stranded
in the shutout loss.
Hall led the Pirates with two
hits, with Clark, Johnson, Hayes,
Austin Lombardo, and Blake
Johnson accounting for the oth-
er six Sneads hits.
Ryne Danford reached on a


ans in 6-2 victory

today in Marianna at 5 p.m.
On Monday, Chipola raced out to a fast start
with four runs in the first inning, with Bert
Givens and Chase Nyman each contributing
RBT singles, while Givens scored from third
on a wild pitch and Cameron Gibson crossed
home plate on' bases loaded walk to Neiker
Navarro.
*' Chase Scott added an RBI single in the
second inning, with' Givens doubling and
scoring on a fielder's choice to make it a 6-0
Chipola lead.
See INDIANS, Page 2B


MMS Baseball


MARK SKINNER/THE FLORIDAN
Reid Long pitches for Marianna
during Monday night's matchup
against Hooper Academy.


Longlitfts


Bulldogs


to victory

BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfl6ridah.com

' -Marianna's Reid. Long struck
Sout'eight'barters and drove in
four:runs at'the plate to help
lift the Bulldogs to an 11-1 vic-
toryover Hooper Academy (Ala.)
Monday night at Chipola Field.
With the win, the Bulldogs im-
proved to 9-6 on the season, tak-
ing their third victory in the last
four games. '
The teams traded runs in the
first inning before Marianna
went ahwad -for good with two
See BULLDOGS Pa2e 2B


CHS Baseball


......

~- -
MARK SKINNER/THE FLORIDAN
Ryan Morrissey fields a grounder for
Cottondale at a recent game.

CHS sweeps

doubleheader

with Munroe
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
The Cottondale Hornets made
it three wins in a row Monday
night in Quincy, sweeping a dou-
bleheader with the Munroe Bob-
cats, winning the first game 11-4
and the second 5-4.
The Hornets have now won five
of their last seven games.
Monday's first game was tied
4-4 through three innings before
the Hornets went ahead with a
run in the fourth and then start-
ed to pull away with a five-run
fifth, getting a grand slam from
Trent Jackson.
Jackson finished 3-for-4 with
two runs and four RBI, while
Thomas Lipford was 3-for-4 with
a double, a run, and an RBI, and
Wesley Spooner was 2-for-5 with
a double, a run, and an RBI.
See HORNETS, Page 2B


walk.
Moats started on the mound
and took the loss for the Pirates,
giving up five runs two earned
- on eight hits and three walks
with one strikeout.
Blake Johnson pitched 2 1/3
innings of relief and allowed
five runs three earned on
seven hits and a walk with three
strikeouts.
Mount Dora scored a run in
the first, two in the second and
third, and then five in the sixth
to end the game on the mercy
rule.
The Bulldogs out-hit Sneads
15-7 for the game.


MLB
S Stanton homers twice, Mar-
lins beat Nationals

Page 4B


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Heat still not fixated on winning streak




Heat still not fixated on winning streak


The Associated Press

The Los Angeles Lakers made
it look easy when they racked
up win after win after win for an
NBA-record 33 straight games.
The Miami Heat, not so much.
Those Lakers of 1971-72 won
17 games during that streak by
15 points or more. The Heat take
more of a grind-it-out approach,
often getting into trouble before
flipping a switch and pulling
away.
"We're going to ge.t everybody's
best shot because of the streak,"
Heat guard Mario Chalmers
said.
That's why instead of savor-
ing the 27 in a row they've al-
ready won, the Heat are bracing
for perhaps one of the biggest
road tests so far in their pursuit
of those Lakers. Miami plays at
Chicago on Wednesday night, a
renewal of a rivalry that, on pa-
per, certainly has lost some of
the sparkle it had a year or two
ago.
The Bulls still don't have in-
jured point guard Derrick Rose
back in the lineup and have lost
13 of their last 22 games. Still,
the Heat expect a playoff-type,
rough-and-tumble meeting.
"Our historic run is about win-
ning championships," Heat star
LeBron James said. "That's what


ThE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) is congratulated on a basket by
forward LeBron James (6) during the second half of an NBA game against
the Orlando Magic on Monday.


we want to be known for. It's part
of a process. Whatever comes in
between that, we can be excited
about it. We didn't have a goal in
mind to say, 'Let's go on a long
consecutive win streak,' but our
goal is to win every game when
we are on the floor."
In recent days, that hasn't been
easy. Boston had the Heat down
by 17 early and 13 in the fourth
quarter. Cleveland put Miami in
a 27-point hole, and in Detroit
and Charlotte, the Heat trailed
by 11 before pulling away. On


Monday night, the Orlando
Magic and Heat were tied late in
the third quarter before James
keyed a 20-2 run that changed
everything.
"We like knowing we have that
switch," guard Dwyane Wade
said. "We just don't want to use
it too much."
Chicago has already beaten
the Heat once this season, on
Miami's home floor. On Friday,
the Heat head to New Orleans,
where the Hornets just snapped
Denver's 15-game winning
ir


streak. And Sunday's game at
San Antonio is against not only
the Western Conference leader
and potential NBA Finals op-
ponent, but also likely will have
huge implications for the No. 1
overall playoff seed.
Whether the opponent is a
playoff team like Chicago or a
lottery-bound club, James said
the approach has been steady.
"It has been tough all year," he
said. "It hasn't been easy for us
at all. Every team has given us
their best. We know that Chicago
is going to be a tough game for
us, and playing in that building.
We want to come out with our
game plan ... and give ourselves
a chance to win."
Since Miami landed James and
Chris Bosh to play alongside
Wade in the summer of 2010, no
team has confounded the Heat
more than the Bulls, and it's not
even close. The Heat and Bulls
have played 14 times since then,
each team winning seven, and
Miami averaged only 90.1 points
in those games. That's six points
less than they averaged against
anyone else in that span, and
11 points shy of what they typi-
cally score against the rest of the
league.
"You can't necessarily gauge"
them against other teams," Heat
coach Erik Spoelstra said Mon-


day night, after Miami topped
Orlando 108-94. "When they
play against us, it's highly com-
petitive. We've played them in
the playoffs. All of our games
have been physical and hotly
contested. You have to deal with
the physical aspect but also.the
mental aspect of staying with it,
grinding possessions."
Moments after the Heat ex-
tended their winning streak to
27, Spoelstra urged his team to
be" grateful for this opportunity
and stay in this moment."
That's his way of saying, yes,
enjoy the moment but don't
lose sight of the only goal that
matters another NBA title.
That's what the players talked
about in the locker room af-
ter the Orlando game, as they
wolfed down- chicken, pasta and
vegetables and headed to the
bus.
"To be honest with you, we
don't really think about the
streak," Heat forward Udonis
Haslem said. "People might find
this hard to believe, but if you
start thinking about a streak,
that's when you slip up. If you
start thinking about the Lakers'
record, that's when you're going
to slip up."
Besides, streaks don't come
with championship rings.
"Not at all," Haslem said.


Smith, Anthony lead Knicks over Celtics


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) drives past Boston Celtics'
Jordan Crawford during the second quarter of an NBA game
on Tuesday.


The Associated Press

BOSTON J.R. Smith scored 32
points, Carmelo Anthony added 29
and the New York Knicks extended
their winning streak'to five games
with a 100-85 victory over the Boston
Celtics on Tuesday night.
The win moved tie Knicks into sec-
ond place in the Eastern Conference,
percentage points ahead of the Indi-
ana Pacers. The Celtics, who could
face the Knicks in the first round of
the playoffs, lost their fifth game in a
row and remained in seventh.
Neither team led by. more than
four points in the early going and the
score was tied 35-35 early in the sec-
ond quarter. The Knicks then scored
the next 14, led 58-44 at halftime and
.stayed comfortably ahead the rest
of the way, leading by as many as 17
points.
The Celtics, playing their second


straight game without Kevin Garnett,
were led by Jeff Green with 19 points
and Paul Pierce with 16. But they
cobmmitt6d 20 turnovers, while the
Knicks,,who have the fewest average
turnovers in the NBA, had just eight.
Garnett is expected to miss about
two weeks with inflammation in his
left ankle. Starting guard Courtney
Lee also sat out his second game in a
row with a sprained left ankle. Start-
ers Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger
already are sidelined for the season.
The Knicks were without two key
big men. Tyson Chandler has a bulg-
ing disk and missed his seventh con-
secutive game, while Amare Stou-
demire was sidelined for the 10th
game following knee surgery that is
expected to keep him out four more
weeks.
Steve Novak began New York's 14-0
surge with a 3-pointer, Anthony hit a
19-foot jumper and Smith followed


with a tip-in. Anthony then convert-
ed an alley-oop from-Pablo Prigioni
before Prigioni made a reverse layup
and Novak ended the run withian-
other 3.
Brandon Bass' layup with 7:47 left
in the second quarter had tied it at
35, but the Celtics didn't score again
until Jordan Crawford made a pair of
free throws with 3:53 left in the half.
Boston went without a field goal un-
til Green's layup with 3:27 remaining
made it 49-37.
The Celtics' cut the lead to 69-62 on
a layup by Pierce with 5:21 left in the
third quarter, but the Knicks scored
the next nine points to open a 78-62
lead.
Anthony began the spurt with
two free throws, Jason Kidd scored
his first points of the game on a 3-
pointer, Kenyon Martin dunked on a
follow-up and Anthony hit two more
free throws.


Hornets
From Page B
Spooner also started on
, the mound and got. the
:Ivictory, going all seven in-
nings and allowing four
runs one earned on
three hits and no walks
with four strikeouts.
Casey Mathers started
and went three innings
!for Munroe, giving up
three earned runs on four
hits and a walk with three


Bulldogs
From Page 1B

runs in the third in-
ning, and then added six
more in the fourth, and
single runs in the fifth
and sixth innings to
end the game on the


Indians
From Page 1B

That was plenty run sup-
port for Mader, who had
one of his best days as a
college pitcher, giving up
just one earned run in eight
innings on six hits and four
walks with seven strikeouts
to earn his third win of the
year.
Northwest picked up a
run in the bottom of the


strikeouts and got a no-
:decision, while Andrew
Higdon took the loss for 2
1/.3 innings of relief, allow-
ing six runs one earned
- on three hits, a walk, and
a strikeout.
Bradley Klees led the
Bobcats offensively, going
1-for-4 with a double, a
run, and an RBI.
Austin Baxley added a hit
and two RBI for the Hor-
nets, while Justin Lipford
and Willie Pippin also had
a hit and an RBI.


10-run mercy rule.
Long led the Bulldogs
from the mound and at
the plate, starting and go-
ing all six innings and al-
lowing just one unearned
run on a hit and a walk
and eight strikeoutswhile
going 3-for-4 with a triple,
two runs, and four RBI
offensively.


third on an RBI single by
Chris Madera and another
in the fifth when Madera
doubled to score Chris
Andrews.
The Raiders threatened
one last time in the eighth
when walks to Kevin Knapp
and Nick Masonia put run-
ners on first and second
with only one out.
But Mader responded by
striking out Scottie Peavey
and getting Ben Craft to
ground out to shortstop to
end the rally.


In the second game, Cot-
tondalefellbehind2-0 after
one inning but scratched
out a run in the second
inning and got a three-
run homer from Spooner
in the third to take a 4-2
lead.
,Munroe tied the game
with runs in the bottom of
the third and fourth, but
Cottondale went ahead
for good with a run in the
fifth.
Jackson got the victory
for the Hornets for an


Walt Jones started and
took the loss for Hooper
Academy, giving up eight
earned runs on seven hits
and three walks in four
innings.
Tyler Colson added
three hits, including two
doubles, for the Bulldogs,
with Mason Melvin going
2-for-4 with a double and


Cole Evans came on to
close it out in the ninth for
Chipola and allowed just
one base-runner when Ste-
ven Jernigan reached on an
error.
Evans then struck out Jor-
dan Desguin and induced
a ground ball to second by
Andrews to end the game.
Bucky Locke started and
took the loss for the Raid-
ers, giving up six earned
runs on six hits and three
walks with two strikeouts
in an inning and 1/3.


inning and 2/3 in relief, al- RBI to lead Cottondale of- -the rest of the week and
lowing no hits and a walk fensively, while .Jackson willbe backing actionTues-
with four strikeouts, with was 3-for-3 with an RBI. day for a district home
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runs, and an RBI.
David Thomas had the
only hit and scored the only
run for Hooper Academy.
The Bulldogs will be off
the rest of the week and
will return April 6 for a
home game against the
Wakulla War Eagles.,


Gibson led the Chipola
offense with three hits and
two runs, while Givens
was 2-for-4 with a walk,
two runs, .and an RBI, and
Nyman was 1-for-4 with a
walk and two RBI.
Daniel Mars was 1-for-3
with two walks, and Clayte
Rooks had a hit and scored
a run.
Madera was 2-for-4
with two RBI to lead the
Raiders, who fell to 1-7 in
conference play with the
loss.


Pirates
From Page 1B
An RBI double to left
field by Weiss in the fifth
scored Williams t6 make
it 9-2, with Weiss scoring
moments later on another
Graceville error.
Mallory McDaniel add-
led a two-RBI double in


the sixth, with Erin Smith
later scoring on a
passed ball for the fi-
nal Sneads run of the
game.
Caitlin Miller and
Madison McDaniel each
had a hit and a walk for
Graceville, with Jossie
Barefield and Dominique
Robinson scoring the two
GHS runs.


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NCHAA Tournament




Sunshine State teams gleaming in spotlight


The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla.
- March Madness in the
Sunshine State has long
meant little to most people
in Florida.
Sure, the Florida Ga-
tors have been an NCAA
tournament staple during
coach Billy Donovan's ten-
ure, which includes back-
to-back national champi-
onships (2006-07).
Everywhere else in
the football-frenzied
state, though, the closest
fans usually get to col-
lege basketball's biggest
stage is taking part in of-
fice pools and watching
bracket-busting games on
television.
Oh, have things changed
this week.
With second-seeded Mi-
ami, third-seeded Florida
and darling Florida Gulf
Coast advancing in the
NCAAtournament, basket-
ball has taken center stage
all across the peninsula.
Throw in.the Miami Heat's
27-game winning streak,
six shy of tying the NBA re-
cord set by the,1971-72 Los
Angeles Lakers, and hdops
is the hottest thing going
in Florida.
Spring football? Not now.
Baseball spring training?
Please. Even the beauti-
ful beaches can't compete
with what's happening on
the hardwood.
"This time of'year, so
many people are capti-
vated by the NCAA tour-
nament," Donovan said
Tuesday. "Certainly, when


IHE ASSUUIAILUID HtS
In this photo taken, Monday, March 25,2013, Florida Gulf Coast's Brett Comer (center) laughs
during a pep rally to celebrating their team going to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.


you have three teams from
the state of Florida still
playing in the NCAA tour-
nament and in the Sweet
16, I think it's certainly go-
ing to draw a lot of atten-
tion to basketball."
It's certainly a change,
too.
Not only does Florida
have three schools in
the round of 16 for the
first time, each program
reached milestones in this
,NCAA tournament.
Miami, the No. 2 seed in
the East Regional, earned
its highest seeding in
school history and made it
to the round of 16 for the
first time since 2000 and
second time since joining
Division I in 1985. The Hur-
ricanes face third-seeded


Marquette on Thursday in
Washington, D.C.
Florida, the No. 3 seed
in the South Regional, ad-
vanced to round of 16.for
the third consecutive year
- the first time that's hap-
pened in the program's 18
tournament appearances.
The Gators play streak-
ing Florida Gulf Coast on
Friday night in Arlington,
Texas.
"And there's little left to
say about Florida Gulf
Coast, which became the
first 15 seed to advance to
the round of 16 in tourna-
ment history. The Eagles
knocked off Georgetown
and San Diego State in
Philadelphia over the
weekend to make his-
tory, capturing fans along


the way with their up-
tempo offense, alley-oop
passes and high-flying
ddnks.
When FGCU players
returned to class Mon-
day, they were greeted
by applause. Later that
night, about 4,000 fans
attended a pep rally in-
side the school's arena to
celebrate the program's
accomplishment.
Can the run really
continue?
"We think we can com-
pete with them," coach
Andy Enfield said. "If we
play well, we'll have a
chance to win the game."
Donovan agrees, saying
FGCU shouldn't be con-
sidered "Cinderella" at this
point..


"The country may give a
team a label, but we never
do that," Donovan said..
"This is a really good team
that has played exception-
ally well, that is maybe
playing as well as anyone
in the country right now.
The seeding and all that
stuff, it doesn'tmean any-
thing. When the ball goes
up in the air, you're playing
against each other. This is
a team that beat Miami,
beat Georgetown, knocked
off San Diego State. They
went into their conference
championship, basically
on the road, and beat Mer-
cer on 'their home court.
"You don't do those
things unless you are re-
ally good."
With Florida, Florida
State and Miami, the state
enjoyed unparalleled foot-
ball success for decades.
The Gators (1996,. 2006
and 2008), Seminoles (1993
and 1999) and Hurricanes
(1983, 1987, 1989, 1991
and 2001) have combined
for 10 national champion-
ships and nearly as many
runner-up finishes. Add-
ing in pockets of success
by the NF's Miami Dol-
phins, Tampa Bay Bucca-
neers and Jacksonville Jag-
uars, and there's plenty of
traction for the state's love
affair with football.
Basketball, meanwhile,
has always been a distance
second even with the Heat
and Gators winning titles.
Just not this week.
When Heat assistant
coach Bob McAdoo called
Florida a "basketball


state," it caught former"
Florida player and current
Heat forward Udonis Has-
lem off guard.
"I just kind of laughed
it off," Haslem said. "But
if you think about it right
now, it's a good time to be
a basketball fan and a bas-
ketball player in the state
of Florida. It's all going re-
ally well."
"Realistically, it.won't last.
When the NCAA tour-
nament ends, football in
Florida .will reclaim its
front-and-center spot
while basketball fades into
the background for anoth-
er year.
In. the meantime,
those guys on the hard-
wood can just enjoy the
spotlight..
"I totally understand that
football gets seen maybe
in a different light with
Miami, Florida State and
Florida, South Florida,"
Donovan said. "But I think
the one thing when you
look at players that have
come out, whether it be
Kenny Boynton or Austin
Rivers, there's been terrific
players that have come
out of this state. A lot of
these rosters, whether it be
our roster or Florida Gulf
Coast or Miami, there's a
.lot of Florida kids."
"I think this is a very,
very good state as it relates
to basketball at the high
school level and I think
this state is very fortunate
that we have a lot of really,
really good high school
coaches in the state of
Florida."


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The Associated Press

WACO, Texas Brittney Griner
has played in only one loss at home
during her four seasons at Baylor.
Junior point guard Odyssey Sims is
still undefeated.
"I haven't really thought about
it that way, but I have noticed we
haven't lost a game," Sims said
Monday.
Griner, the 6-foot-8 two-time All-
American preparing for her last
home game with the Lady Bears (33-
1), quickly chimed in with a bit of a
clarification.
"She lets us know that she hasn't
lost a game here," Griner said with
a smile. "Don't let her tell a fib to
y'all."
Baylor.plays in the second round
of the NCAA tournament against
Florida State (23-9) on Tuesday
night. It will be the last home
game for Griner and four other
seniors.
The defending national champion
Lady Bears have won a nation's-best
56 in a row at home. With one more
victory, they will be in the NCAA
round of 16 for the fourth year in a
row.
Sincethe senior trio of Griner, Jor-
dan Madden and Kimetria Hayden
got to Waco as freshmen together,
Baylor is 71-2 at home. Griner didn't
play in the last home loss, against
Texas in the 2009-10 regular-season
finale.
The Lady Bears have won every
home game the past three seasons
since Sims arrived and when
transfers Destiny Williams and
Brooklyn Pop, the other seniors,
started playing.
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up," coach Kim Mulkey said.
"When you look at career of these
seniors here, it's pretty amazing that
they, can continue to play at such
a high level regardless of the op-
ponent. Now, I didn't say we play
good every night, but they do play
hard every night with a target on
them."
Baylor, the No. 1 .overall seed,
opened the NCAA tournament with
an 82-40 victory Sunday night over
SWAC tournament champion Prai-
rie View.
Griner had 33 points, 10 rebounds
and six blocks against the Lady Pan-
thers. She also had her 15th career
dunk, matching the total number
of combined dunks by the six other
women who have done so in a col-
lege game.
"I don't even think about that too
much;" Griner said. "I had the op-
portunity, I dunked. My teammates,
if it weren't for them,'I wouldn't have
those 15. I'd probably have five. ... I
just play, really."
What has gone through Gri-
ner's mind is that she's about to
player her final home game at
Baylor.
"Last game in the Ferrell. Man, it's
crazy," Griner said. "Emotional af-
ter the game, definitely. Take care of
business during the game for sure,
then after the game probably a little
emotional, a lot more than I was on
senior night, just because I knew I
had two more (games). So this is my
last game here. Just hope it's not my
last game."
Florida State had lost four of six
games' before its 60-44 win over
Princeton in the NCAA tourney
opener atWaco.
The reward for the Seminoles is
facing Baylor for Griner's home fi-
nale. After their victory Sunday, they


stayed and watched the first half of
the Baylor game.
"Our team is not intimidated by
them. We're excited, we're prepared
and we're ready to play and give
them a fight," Seminoles senior
guard Alex Deluzio said.
"We talk about our team chemis-
try, and-I think that's very powerful.
Just go out and have fun and com-
pete. It's March Madness, anything
can happen and we're prepared for
that."
In her opening statement follow-
ing the victory over Princeton, Semi-
noles coach Sue Semrau asked who
was the writer who'put his bracket in
the local newspaper picking Prince-
ton to win. She thanked him for the
motivation:
There are certainly few people
who would pick Florida State over
Baylor.
"Not many people picked Florida
Gulf Coast over Georgetown either,"
Semrau said Monday, referring to
the No. 15 seed on the men's side go-
ing to the round of 16.
"If I had to fill out a bracket and I
was not part of my team every day,
it's a pretty good percentage that
would go that direction. You go out
and play, that's, why you play the
game."
Mulkey said she was disap-
pointed that as of Monday there
were still tickets remaining for the
last chance to see Griner play at
home.
"This building should be sold
out. I don't care if it's an 8:30 game,
I don't care if it's a school night,"
Mulkey said. "It for sure is going to
be her last game in this building. I
can't imagine sitting at home watch-
ing that on television and not com-
ing out here and paying $15 or $25
to watch that kid play."


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Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton swings during the sixth
inning of an exhibition game against the Washington Nationals
on Wednesday.



Stanton homers


twice, Marlins


beat Nationals


The Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. Without
a home run for a month,.
Mike Stanton ended his
slump dramatically.
Stanton homered twice,
including a drive high off
the hitters' background
screen in center field, to
help the Miami Marlins
defeat the Washington Na-
tionals 8-5 Tuesday.
Stanton's homers, his
first since Feb. 26, gave
him three in the exhibition
season. They were his first
since returning from the
World Baseball Classic.
"I know the last couple
of days, he was feeling for
it a little bit," Marlins man-
ager Mike Redmond said.
"I know it's spring training,
but being able to hit a cou-
ple of homers will make
you feel good. I was never
able to do that, but I'm sure
it would feel good."
Stanton is expected to
start the season batting
third in Miami's yourg bat-
ting order.
"It's going to be an ongo-
ing process the way they're
going to pitch him," Red-
mond said. "He's just got to
be patient and get reaiy for
his pitch, and when he gets
it try and do some damage
with it. He was able to do
that today."
Chris Valaika and Chris
Coghlan also homered for
the Marlins.
Bryce Harper singled in
each of his first two times
up to extend his streak of
consecutive at-bats with
hits to nine, He walked
in the fifth, then left the
game.
Harper is hitting .476 (30
for 63) with three homers
and 14 RBIs.


Roger Bernadina hom-
ered offreliever Mike Dunn
for the Nationals, who
scored three unearned
runs with the help of two
errors.
Dan Haren allowed five
runs and seven hits in-
cluding four home runs
- in six innings.
Henderson Alvarez gave
up four runs one earned
- and five hits in five in-
nings with seven strike-
outs and one' walk. Before
the game, the Marlins said
he will be the team's No. 4
starter behind ace Ricky
Nolasco, right-hander
Nathan Eovaldi and left-
hander Wade LeBlanc.
Right-hander Kevin Slowey
will be the fifth starter.
"The rotation is young
but talented," Alvarez said
through a translator. "I
think it will be solid and
exciting to watch."
NOTES: The Nationals
released RHP Chris Young
from his minor league con-
tract. ... The Marlins signed
OF Matt Diaz to a minor
league contract and op-
tioned RHP Jacob Turner
and LHP Dan Jennings to
Triple-A New Orleans. INFs
Nick Green, Matt Downs,
Kevin Kouzmanoff, OF Jor-
dan Brown and LHP Zach
Phillips were -reassigned
to minor league camp.
Redmond said OF Austin
Kearns, 1B Casey Kotch-
man and RHP Chad Quails
will be on the opening-
day roster. ... Washington
1B Adam LaRoche struck
out in all three at-bats,
once looking. ... Miami's
Placido Polanco batted
second, one day after hit-
ting cleanup. Polanco had
a two-run single in the
seventh.


Galvis HR, 3 RBIs lead

Phillies over Rays


The Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla.
Freddy Galvis made a
neat impression in a new
spot.
Galvis homered and
drove in three runs to lead
the Philadelphia Phillies
over the Tampa Bay Rays
10-1 Tuesday.
Galvis, who hadn't played
an inning in the outfield
in six professional sea-
sons, made his first start of
spring training in left field,
a position where the Phil-
lies do not have a set open-
ing-day starter.
Usually a shortstop, the
23-year-old Galvis hit his
third spring homer, a two-
run shot off Tampa starter
Robert Hernandez in the
fifth inning. An inning lat-
er, Galvis hit an RBI single
off Hernandez in a five-run
sixth.
Galvis is hitting .300 this
spring and is tied with Ryan
Howard for the team lead
with 12 extra-base hits.
"He uses the whole field,"
said Philadelphia third
base coach Ryne Sand-
berg, who managed the
team with Charlie Manuel
out for dental work. "He's
line-to-line, uses the gaps,
Ican go down the third base


line, pull it down the first
base line. He's a switch hit-
ter, and both ways he hits,
he uses the whole field. A
guy like that is tough to de-
fend. He finds the gaps."
Domonic Brown dou-
bled twice and singled for
the Phillies. Howard and
Humberto Quintero each
had two hits.
Hernandez allowed nine
runs and 11 hits in six
innings.
"I thought Roberto threw
the ball well actually to-
day," Tampa manager Joe
Maddon said. "A lot of the
damage was done by the
ball on the ground. They
hit a couple balls in the air,
but most of. it was on the
ground. I thought he had
good stuff, so I was not dis-
pleased with any of that."
Hernandez is compet-
ing for the fifth spot in the
Rays' rotation with Jeff
Niemann, who starts on
Wednesday.
"We're going to wait un-
til tomorrow to get that all
done," Maddon said. "The
numbers don't look good,
but I don't think it was that
bad based on the ball on
the ground. Groundball
pitchers throwing the ball
on the ground is a good
thing."


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US ready to take on Mexico in WC qualifier


The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY The Unit-
ed States and Mexico meet in
a World Cup qualifier Tues-
day and both teams could use a
boost.
In this final stage of CONCACAF
qualifying for next year's World
Cup in Brazil, only three teams
out of six will lock up a berth,
with the fourth team landing in a
playoff.game against the Oceania
winner.
Right now, Mexico is tied for third
and needs a win after disappointing
draws with Honduras on Friday and
Jamaica in February.
"We need to work on everything,
the technical, tactical and mental
elements," said Mexico's coach, Jose
Manuel de la Torre. "We can't leave
anything out."
The U.S. lost its opener to Hondu-
ras in February. It moved into sec-
ond place after beating Costa Rica
1-0 in the middle of a snowstorm
last week, though FIFA is studying a
protest from the Costa Rica soccer
federation that says the "physical
integrity"'of players was affected by
playing in the snowstorm in Com-
merce City, Colorado, and wants a
replay.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsman said


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann (center) of Germany, looks at his players during a
training session in Mexico City on Monday.


Monday that the Americans respect
.Mexico and that makes it "one of
those games you are hungry for.
It's an awesome opportunity, and
we want to embrace the moment
and give them a real game, to battle
them."
The game is at the intimidat-
ing Azteca Stadium, where the
Americans have only beaten
Mexico once in a friendly last
August.


A U.S. victory would mark the first
time Mexico lost at home in aWorld
Cup qualifier since a 2002 match
against Costa Rica.
Both teams still are the favor-
ites to get the three spots. Neither
has missed a World Cup in two
decades.
"We have the best two teams in
CONCACAF battling each other. We
have respect for them and they have
it for us," Klinsman said.


Colege Basketball

Louisville guard on a roll in the NCAA tournament


The Associated Press

Drop in any barber shop
and sports is usually a hot
topic.
That's especially true
these days at Big Russ'
Barber Shop in Harlem,
N.Y, where folks are buzz-
ing about the owner's son
- Louisville guard Russ
Smith.
Of course, they're some-
what biased toward the
Brooklyn native, but
they're not alone in their
praise of the 6-foot-i
guard.
Smith, considered the
best player on the top-
seeded team in the NCAA
tournament, has garnered
attention for his dominat-
ing play on both ends of
the floor. He is averaging
25.0 points and 5.0 steals
per game.
Playing the best he has
all year, Smith and the
Cardinals (31-5) will take
on 12th-seeded Oregon
(29-8) in the round of'16
Friday in Indianapolis.
"I do whatever I can on
the court and sometimes
it's not the best, but I give
an 'A' effort," Smith said
after Saturday's 27-point
performance in Louis-
ville's 82-56 rout of Colora-
do State in the Cardinals'
second game of the tour-
nament. "If things hap-
pen where I overmatch
this effort, then it will
happen."
Smith certainly did that
during the regular season.
He was second in Big East
scoring (18.4 points) and
fourth in steals (2.2) per
game. He is playing even
better during Louisville's
12-game winning streak,
averaging nearly 19 points
per contest.
His hot streak followed a
low point at Notre Dame
on Feb. 9.
In the 104-101, five-
overtime loss to the Irish,
Smith had one of his er-
ratic performances that
has earned him the nick-


name "Russdiculous" from
coach Rick Pitino. Smith
finished with 21 points
and 10 rebounds, but shot
4 of 19 from the field and
0 for 6 from beyond the
arc.
Big Russ, as Smith's fa-
ther is called, felt for his
son watching that mara-
thon game but believed
he would bounce back be-
cause he always has.
"That was a learning ex-
perience," the elder Smith
said in a phone interview.
"He always wants to take
the last shot ... I told him
to forget about it; you lost
by three in five overtimes
and you just move on. He
came back hard, with 24
points the next game."
His father's advice was
also key in keeping Smith
at Louisville when he con-
sidered transferring after
his freshman season.
Smith gave his son the
option to leave but told
him if stayed, he'd have to
spend the summer in "the
lab," a regimen of grueling
workouts involving play-
ing against his old man
- who looks just slightly
older than hi son and
conditioning grills.
The training has yielded
improvement each sea-
son, but Smith's recent
surge has involved bet-.
ter decision making and
shot selection. In his past
five games, he's shooting
34 of 65 (52 percent) and
is averaging 2.8 steals per
game including his
NCAA-record-tying eight
steals against North Caro-
linaA&T.
"If Coach isn't tired,
then we can't be tired,"
Smith said of Louisville's
trademark pressing de-
fense that produced an
NCAA-record 20 'steals
against A&T. "He drives
us every day. and we let
him down, we feel like
we're letting all of us down
- each other, Louisville,
our staff and trainers. We
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tremendous effort and
that will come from our
coach."
However, it's clear the
Cardinals are also feed-
ing off of Smith's energy
in the postseason. His
stellar play at.Rupp Arena
led Louisville fans and
teammates to rename
Kentucky's home venue
"Russ Arena." Even LeB-
ron James tweeted, "The
'lil home Russ Smith put-
ting on a show right now.
(hash)onfire," during the
game.
All that praise also raises
the question of why Smith


hasn't been recognized
more nationally.
He was an all-confer-
ence selection, but hasn't
garnered the kind of at-
tention heaped on Nai-
smith Award finalists Otter
Porter of Georgetown and
Creighton's Doug McDer-
mott no longer in the
tournament along with
Michigan's Trey Burke and
Indiana's Victor Oladipo,
whose schools are still
alive.
If Louisville continues to
win and Smith continues
to play at this level, that
will change.


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No US male in quarterfinals at Key Biscayne


The Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. Sam -
Querrey lost his fourth-round h
matchTuesdayat the Sony Open, T'
and for the first time the tourna- "-
ment will have no American in --
the men's quarterfinals.
Querrey, playing his first
tournament as the top-ranked
American on the ATP Tour, lost
to Tomas Berdych 6-1, 6-1 in 50
minutes.
The U.S. shutout in the final
eight is the latest sign of declin- ,",
ing American tennis fortunes;
Last year no American man
reached a Grand Slam quarter-
final, and the situation wasn't
helped by theretirement-ofAndy
Roddick, whose 2003 U.S. Open '8 '
championship is the most recent
major title by a U.S. male. THEASSOCIATEDPRESS
Querrey came into tourna- Sam Querrey wipes his face during a match against Tomas Berdych, of the
ment ranked second on the Czech Republic, at the Sony Open tournament on Tuesday.
tour in aces this year, but he had
only four against Berdych, and more you miss, the harder it gets nals and tied the women's record
made only 39 percent of his first to get the ball in. It just kept get- for career victories in the tour-
serves. ting worse." nament by beating No. 5-seeded
"Just one of those awful days," Five-time champion 'Serena Li Na 6-3, 7-6 (5).
said Querrey, ranked 20th. "The Williams advanced to the semifi- The top-ranked Williams over-


came six double-faults and ral-
lied in the second set from a 5-2
deficit. She hit six winners in the
tiebreaker, including a forehand
passing shot cross-court on the
final point.
Williams, who won her most
recent Key Biscayne title in 2008,
improved to 59-7 in the tourna-
ment. Steffi Graf, another five-
time champion, went 59-6.
"I hope to get more," Williams
said.
No. 2 Andy Murray, the cham-
pion in 2009 and runner-up last
year, returned to the quarterfi-
nals by beating No. 16 Andreas
Seppi 6-2, 6-4. No. 8 Richard
Gasquet hit 17 aces, including
three in the final tiebreaker, and
advanced to his first K(ey Bis-
cayne quarterfinal by beating
No. 10 Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (3),
7-5, 7-6 (3).
No. 3 David Ferrer beat No: 13
Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2, Ferrer's
next opponent will be unseeded
Jurgen Melzer, who rallied past
Albert Ramos 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
On a breezy, sun-splashed af-
ternoon, Williams and Li both


struggled with their second
serve.
"It was like, 'Look, I just can't
hit any more double-faults,'"
Williams said. "It's embarrassing
and 'unprofessional. I hit about
50 in one game, and it was just
outrageous."
Li had seven double-faults,
with three giving Williams her
only break points.
In the tiebreaker, Williams
didn't need a second serve. She
hit consecutive service winners
for a 4-3 lead, then two more to
go up 6-5.
WhenWilliams smacked a win-
ner on match point she jumped
for joy cannonball-style, knees
high and fist raised.
"I don't usually leap like that in
the quarterfinal," she said. "But
it was just a good shot."
Williams, who is assured of'
remaining No. 1 next week, will
play Thursday against the win-
ner of the quarterfinal Tues-
day night between defending
champion Agnieszka Radwan-
ska and No. 30-seeded Kirsten
Flipkens.


Serena Williams advances to semis


The Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla
- Five-time champion
Serena Williams advanced
Tuesday to the Sony Open
semifinals and tied the
women's record for career
victories inthe tournament
by beating No. 5-seeded Li
Na 6-3, 7-6 (5).
The top-ranked Williams
overcame six double-faults
and rallied in the sec-
ond set from a 5-2 defi-
cit. She hit six winners in
Sthe tiebreaker, including
a forehand passing shot
cross-court on the final
poini,
Williams, who won her
most recent Key Biscayne


title in 2008, improved to
59-7 in the tournament.
Steffi Graf, another five-
time champion, went
59-6.
"I hope to get more," Wil-
liams said.
No. 2 Andy Murray, the
champion in 2009 and
runner-up last year, re-
turned to the quarterfinals
by beating No. 16 Andreas
Seppi 6-2, 6-4. No. 8 Rich-
ard Gasquet hit 17 aces,
including three in the final
tiebreaker, and advanced
to his first Key Biscayne
quarterfinal by beating No.
10 NicolasAlmagro 6-7 (3),
7-5, 7-6 (3).
No. 3 David Ferrer beat
No. 13 Kei Nishikori 6-4,


6-2. Ferrer's next oppo-
nent will be unseeded Ju-
rgen Melzer, who rallied
past Albert Ramos 2-6, 6-3,
6-3.
Onabreezy,sun-splashed
afternoon, Williams and Li
both struggled with their
second serve.
"It was like, 'Look, I just
can't hit any more double-
faults,'" Williams said. "It's
embarrassing and unpro-
fessional. I hit about 50 in
one game, and it was just
outrageous."
Li had seven double-
faults, with three giving
Williams her only break
points.
In the tiebreaker, Wil-
liams didn't need a second


serve. She hit consecutive
service winners for .a 4-3
lead, then two more to go
up 6-5.
When Williams smacked
a winner on match point
she jumped for joy can-
nonball-style, knees high
and fist raised.
"I don't usually leap like
that in the quarterfinal,"
she said. "But it was just a
good shot."
Williams, who is assured
of remaining No. 1 next
week, will play Thursday
against the winner of the
quarterfinal Tuesday night
between defending cham-
pionAgnieszka Radwanska
and No. 30-seeded Kirsten
Flipkens.


Lupul leads Maple Leafs past Panthers


SThe Associated Press

.TORONTO Joffrey
Lupul scored twice in the
third period, and Ben
Scrivens made 40 saves
in the Toronto Maple
Leafs' 3-2 victory over the
Florida Panthers on
Tuesday night.
Lupul scored on a pow-
er play 22 seconds into
the third to put Toronto
ahead 2-1. Florida tied
it 23 seconds later when
Shawn Matthias banked
in the puck off Leafs
defenseman Mike Kost-
ka, and Lupul brought
the Air Canada Centre
crowd to its feet again
at 3:12 with his second
of the game.
Lupul has six goals in
four games since return-
ing from a broken forearm.
He also scored Monday
night in a 3-2 shootout
loss at Boston, giving
him three goals in two
games since returning
from a two-game
suspension.
Scrivens preserved the
one-goal lead with a glove
save off Tyson Strachan
with 7:15 left.
Dion Phaneuf also
scored for Toronto (18-
12-4), which played its
third game in four nights.
The Leafs return to action
Thursday night at home
against Carolina.
Toronto improved to
9-6-2 at home to remain


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey tupul (right) battles for the loose puck against Florida
Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom (left) and defenseman Filip Kuba (center) during the second
period of their NHL game on Tuesday.


sixth in the Eastern Con-
ference with 40 points,
two behind fifth-place
Ottawa.
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also scored for Florida
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coming off a 3-0
loss at the New York
Islanders on Sunday night.
The Panthers, last in the
Eastern Conference,
suffered their third
straight loss concluding
a five-game trip.
NOTES: Scrivens stopped
37 shots in Toronto's
3-0 win at Florida on Feb.
18. ,... Toronto entered


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in hits (1,075), blocked majors(33).


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Golf


4 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this March 7,2013 photo, Tiger Woods (right) talks with Rory
Mcllroy as they wait to tee off at the 13th tee during the first
round play at the Cadillac Golf Championship.


Mcllroy texts with


Tiger after losing


number 1 ranging


The Associated Press

HUMBLE, Texas Rory
McIlroy sent a text message
to Tiger Woods on Tuesday,
congratulating him on win-
ning at Bay Hill and taking
over the No. 1 world rank-
ing again.
Woods responded by tell-
ing McIlroy to get going -
he put it a bit more crudely
than that and win this
week's Houston Open. A
victory would put McIlroy
back at No. 1, a spothe held
for 32 weeks before Woods'
latest win.
For now, McIlroy is fine
with Woods holding the
world's top ranking, es-
pecially with the Masters
coming up in two weeks.
"I didn't think I could go
into the Masters under the
radar," Mcllroy said.. "I can
go in a little bit underneath
him. So, in a way, it's not a
bad thing.",
McIlroy skipped Bay Hill
and says he had a "good
week, a fun week" in Mi-
ami. He watched girlfriend
Caroline Wozniacki play
in the pro tennis event in
Key Biscayne, Fla., then
stopped by a municipal
course on Saturday night
to hit range balls in relative
anonymity with Wozniacki
and Novak Djokovic, cur-
rently the world's No. 1 ten-
nis player.
"People left me alone,
it was fine," Mcllroy said.
"It's nice to just go, not just
go' about my business and
no one cares, but you go
about it and not be, I guess,


the most talked about
person in golf. It's a nice
thing."
Mcllroy won four times
in 2012, including the
PGA Championship that
catapulted him to No. 1.
He signed a Nike contract
in the offseason, but has
gotten off to a rough start
this year, raising questions
about his adjustment to his
new equipment.
He missed the cut at
Abu Dhabi, lost in the first
round of the Match Play
Championship and then,
walked off the course dur-
ing the second round of
the Honda Classic, citing
frustration. He finally saw
signs of progress when he
shot a 65 in the final round
at Doral and tied for eighth,
and he's confident that he's
ready to contend at Red-
stone this week'
"We're not machines,
we're humans," McIlroy
said. "You're going to have
patches where you play
great and have patches
where you struggle a little
bit. I guess you've just got
to take the rough and the
smooth and just try and
treat those times, sort of
play and be patient and
know that you're working
on the right things."
Maybe Mcllroy can learn
from Woods as he tries to
dig out of his early-season
slump. Woods has won
three times in five starts this
year, looking as dominant
as ever after going through
injuries, personal turmoil
and a swing change.


Conlmmentary


Is he back? Only Tiger

Woods knows for sure


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ORLANDO, Fla. The
moment was vintage Ti-
ger Woods, and so was his
reaction.
Seconds after Rickie
Fowler made a 40-foot
birdie putt on the 12th
hole to pull within two
shots of the lead, Woods
posed over his 25-foot
birdie putt until he swept
the putter upward in his
left hand and marched to-
ward the cup as it dropped
for a birdie.
Fowler, standing on the
edge of the green, turned
with a slight smile as if to
say, "What else can I do?"
Woods won the Arnold
Palmer Invitational on
Monday and returned to
No. 1 in the world for the
first time since October
2010, the longest spell of
his career. After all that
time, after so much tur-
moil with his personal
life and his health, Woods
looks as good as ever.
Maybe better.
"It's a byproduct of hard
work, patience and getting
back to winning golf tour-
naments," Woods said.
He essentially wrapped
up his eighth title at Bay
Hill with an 8-iron out of a
fairway bunker on the par-
5 16th that easily cleared
the water and landed
safely on the green for a
two-putt birdie. Woods
dangled his tongue out of
his mouth as the ball was
in the air, another sign of
his swagger.
Just like his other two
wins this year, Woods
never let anyone get closer
than two shots in the final
round. With a conserva-
tive bogey he could afford
on the final hole, he closed
with a 2-under 70 for a
two-shot win over Justin
Rose.
Woods walked off the
18th green waving his put-
ter over his head truly
a magic wand at Bay Hill
- to acknowledge the
fans who have seen this
act before. His eighth win
in the Arnold Palmer In-
vitational tied a PGA Tour
record that had not been
touched in 48 years.
This win had extra sig-
nificance. He's back to No.
1.
"If I get healthy, I know
I can play this game at a
high level," Woods said. "I
know I can be where I'm


I tL ASSOUIAI U HtRES
Tiger Woods (left) and Arnold Palmer share a laugh during
the trophy presentation after Woods won the Arnold Palmer
Invitational golf tournament on Monday.


contending in every event,
contending in major,
championships and being
consistent day in and day
out if I got healthy. That
was the first step in the
process. Once I got there,
then my game turned."
A year ago, he came
to Bay Hill without hav-
ing won in more than 21/2
years. He left this year hav-
ing won six times in his last
20 starts on the PGA Tour.
Next up is the Masters,
where Woods will try to
end his five-year drought
in the majors.
"I'm really excited about
the rest of this year,"
Woods said.
Woods fell as low as
No. 58 in the world as he
coped with the collapse
of his marriage, a loss of
sponsors and injuries to
his left leg. One week after
he announced he was dat-
ing Olympic ski champion
Lindsey Vonn, Woods re-
turned to the top of golf.
"Number 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Vonn tweeted moments
after his win.
Asked if there was any
correlation to his win-
ning right after going pub-
lic with his.relationship,
Woods smiled and said,
"You're reading way too
much into this."
Like so many other vic-
tories, this one was never
really close.
Fowler pulled to within
two shots with a 25-foot
birdie putt on the 14th
hole, but after he and
Woods made bogey on the
15th, Fowler went at the
flag on the par-5 16th and
came up a few yards short
and into the water. Fowler
put another ball into the
water and made triple
bogey.
"I was swinging it well. I


made a few putts, and try-
ing to put a little pressure
on them, let them know
I was there," Fowler said.
"Just would like to have
that 7-iron back on 16. Just
kind of a touch heavy."
Woods played it safe on
the 18th, and nearly holed
a 75-foot par putt that
even drew a big smile from
the tournament host.
Woods tied the tour re-
cord of eight wins in a
single tournament. Sam
Snead won the Greater
Greensboro Open eight
times from 1938 to 1965
at two golf courses. Woods
tied his record for most


wins at a single golf course,
having also won eight
times at Torrey Pines, in-
cluding a U.S. Open.
"I don't really see any-
body touching it for a long
time," Palmer said while
Woods made his way up
the 18th fairway. "I had the
opportunity to win a tour-
nament five times, and I
knew how difficult that
was."
Rose, who played the
first two rounds with
Woods, closed with a 70 to
finish alone in second.
He pulled to within two
shots of Woods with a
birdie on the 16th. Woods
was in the group behind
him in the fairway bunker
on the par 5, and hit 8-iron
over the water and onto
the middle of the green for
a two-putt birdie to restore
his margin.
"He plays every shot like
he plays them on Sunday,"
Rose said. "His intensity
is the same on Thursday
often as it is on Sunday,
and that makes Sunday a
lot less different for him.
He plays in that kind of at-
mosphere far more regu-
larly than a lot of guys do,
and it's an adjustment for
most of us. It's a known for
him."


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sports pages
for winning
Bay Hill and
returning to
No. 1 in the
Doug world.
Ferguson All in the
same week.
The studio
photos ofWoods andVonn
that were posted on their
Facebook pages looked
more suitable for a catalog
showcasing their clothing
sponsors. Far more natural
were the poses Woods
struck Monday afternoon
with Arnold Palmer after
winning his tournament
left arm draped around
Palmer's shoulder, both
unable to contain their
Slaughter over whatever
was said that could not be
repeated. *
"But it was funny," -
Woods said, breaking into
a broad grin as he replayed
the exchange in his mind.
"Really funny, actually."
Yes, Woods appears to be
in a happy place.
Winning does that, and
Woods is starting to win
with alarming frequency.
In the one year and two
weeks since he limped off
the course at Doral with
tightness in his left Achilles
tendon the same injury.
_that forced him to miss


two majors in 2011-
Woods has won six times
in his last 20 starts on the
PGA Tour. In his three wins
this year, no one got closer
than two shots at any point
in the final round.
The limp has been re-
placed by a swagger.
"He looks a lot more
comfortable out there. He
doesn't really miss many
shots. And if he does, it's
not by a whole lot," said
Rickie Fowler, who played
withWoods in the final
group and has seen plenty
of him at practice at The
Medalist in South.Florida,
where both are members.
"You know when another
guy is playing well and he's
on top of his game," Fowler
added. "He's got a little
something."
Haven't we heard this
before?
Remember, Woods won
Bay Hill a year ago and
was declared the favorite
to win a fifth green jacket
at the Masters. Instead,
he never broke par and
wound up with his highest
score as a pro at Augusta
National and tied for 40th.
He won the Memorial
in his final event before
the U.S. Open, and then
shared the 36-hole lead at
Olympic Club. He failed to
finish in the top 20.
It's easy to get caught
up in the hype because
we know how good he
was and believe he can be
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ful guy who has a daughter by his ex-girl-
friend; I have not yet met my stepdaugh-
ter. Her mother has full custody and
won't allow my husband access.
I am older than my husband by .three
years. I want to have a child. Before we
married, my husband and I talked about
having kids. We talked about it again last
December, and we agreed that it was
time to start a family.
Here's the problem: He has now
decided he's not ready. I work in the ma-
ternity ward of a local hospital, and I see
the complications older women can have
with pregnancy and with delivery. I am
getting close to that age. I want to have
a healthy pregnancy and child, but the
, longer we wait the harder it will be. My
feeling is that one is never really "ready"
for kids, but you make the necessary
sacrifices to have something so amazing
in your life..
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Bridge
West leads the club 10. What should South
do? I am still an ardent supporter of old-fash-
ioned responses to a two-club opening. By giv-
ing an immediate positive response (two no-
trump to show a balanced hand with eight or
more points), the opener knows it's a slam deal.
If responder starts with two diamonds, opener W
will be worried that his partner has no useful
cards.
North's four-club rebid is Gerber, asking for V
aces. (This convention should be employed I
only if partner's last bid was one no-trump or A
two no-trump.)
South has nine top tricks: two spades, three
hearts and four clubs. Obviously, he must es-
tablish dummy's diamond suit. If the missing
cards are splitting 2-2 or 3-1, that will be easy;
but what if a defender has all four diamonds?
If it is East, declarer has no chance. But if it
is West, South can survive if he is careful with
his entries. He should take the first trick on the
board and lead the diamond king. West might
as well take the trick and play another club.
Declarer runs that to his hand and leads a dia-
mond, capturing West's .nine with dummy's
jack. South returns to his hand with a spade,
takes a diamond finesse, and claims. 4
Note that if declarer wins the first trick in his
hand and plays a diamond to the jack, he can
no longer make the contract.


sudden change in attitude, and his only
response is, "I don't know." I'm getting
tired of that, but when I say so, he replies,
"I feel ya." Totally not helpful. I don't
want to force him to have a baby, but
I want a family and am getting tired of
his excuses. I love my husband, but this
is driving me crazy. How can I find out
what is really bothering him and get him
on the same page again?
MONICA

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children is one of those non-negotiable
issues that can break up a marriage. Your
husband is being evasive and seems
uninterested in the idea of children. We
wonder why he hasn't fought harder to
be a part of his daughter's life. If having
a child is crucial to you, your husband
needs to know that you are willing to
leave the marriage in order to find a
more cooperative partner. We aren't sure
he will'make any effort to stop you.


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19) -You shouldn't expect
others to act in a reason-
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consider the source of
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being relayed to you.
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problems.
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can to avoid a group that
includes an individual
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more impatient than
usual, a confrontation
could erupt.
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unsavory manner.
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and don't blow things out
of proportion.
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20) Regardless how.rosy
'a financial presentation
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Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.

Hydraulic styling chairs (3) w/ chrome $400.
ea. (2) platform dryer chairs w/ Venus hair
dryers $300. ea. Lg. Plants, dumb cane, peace
lily & Chinese evergreen $20-$40. 334-268-0119
Manitowac 2501b Ice Machine $1350. Delfield
Commercial 2dr. stainless steel freezer $2500.
Solid oak kitchen tbl. 8 chairs $875. Whirlpool
stainless fridge lyr. warr. $750. 334-714-6305



CFA Registered (3) Persian Himalayan
Blue Point Kittens. Born 1-16 and ready
for their new homes. $250. $350.
Call 334-774-2700 After 10am

AKC Brittany Spaniels Orange/White. 4 males
and 4 females. Excellent hunting blood line.
(Nolan's Last Bullett). Tails docked and dew
claws have been removed. Will be Ready on
March 29th. Call (229) 724-8839 if interested.


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Daytime 334-585-3039,
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Cattle: 30 bred cows 3 to 7 years old and
50 bred heifers for sale. Most are Angus and
Brangus cross with a few Charolais cross.
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Food Production Worker
For Gadsden Correctional Facility in Tallahassee. 1 year
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direct inmates in the production and serving of meals
and participate in the preparation of large volume
cooking in corrections institution setting.

Call Trinity Services Group at
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Ice River Springs takes great pride in
producing the highest quality spring water
in North America from our protected natural
springs. We are currently requesting
applicants for the following position in our
Marianna Florida facility:
Industrial Maintenance
Technician
We Offer:
Excellent Wages
Biweekly bonuses
Monthly efficiency bonuses
Company Benefits
Clean & Safe Work Environment
Blow molding or bottling experience
preferred and prior industrial
Maintenance experience.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit
their r6sume's to.
hrmarianna@iceriversprings.com
We thank all applicants; however only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.
Ice River Springs is an
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Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree
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insurance, retirement program with 401K
option and more).
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with family room. 5 minutes from town off 73
North. Big fenced yard and all electric. $550.
Mo + Dep. Call 765-425-5288

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
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Grand Ridge & Sneads. Includes water &
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l) REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Poultry Farm for Sale 4 houses, Poultry farm
and 5000 sf residence, 2 car garage, 64 acre,
U.S. Hwy. frontage, huge barn, generator, Trac-
tor, farming equipment, $1,100,000 for more in-
fo. Kaan 334-596-8311

RECREATION


Eagle 2010 190 Yamaha
150 G3 bassboat
4-stroke warr 2014
Humminbird 788ci, 2
chairs, 2 butt seats, galv
trailer, hydraulic steering, many extras,
t1Q K~nn rail 77d^-K1K-1Q1K nr 77A-1C;I;-m~fi


Step side, ext cab, 4 unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
door, V-8, automatic, notice is required to be served must file their
Packae Fo loadd ,too l claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
S PackagesFrom THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
$4995 steps, 134,850 miles, like FIRST.PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
AllW1ee new, $9995. Call 334-790-7959. TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
Boats All Aluminum Boats ded Dodge 2000 Dakota RT: black, fully loaded, 5.9 A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All Aluminum Boats liter 360 Magnum, Bridgestone tires, beautiful All other creditors of the decedent and other
| |and rare truck, pampered and well kept, runs persons having claims or demands against de-
T rwwh tremeindustries. __
and drives excellent & clean carfax available, cedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
k iil Serious inquiries only. $7,200. Call 334-585-0121 gent or unliquidated claims, must file their
Please leave a message. claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
GTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST pUBLICATION OF
Triton'07 1e88SF Fish and Ski: Mercury Optimax Ford 2003 Ranger Edge ext. cab good condition THIS NOTICE.
150HP, 24 volt trolling motor, trailer included, 89K miles, $5,900.334-446-0044 Susan ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
garage kept, like new conditions, less than GMC 1986 2500 Series: 4 door, 2 seater but no BARRED.
150 hours, $19,000. Call 334-685-3921 back seat, 8 cyl, 91k miles, one owner, garage NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
kept, very good condition. $3,800. Call 334-792- FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
MOTOR HOIESo & V S ]3756 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
Fleetwood 1997 35ft Bounder: 1 slide-out, back- International 1995 4900: Flat Bed Truck, DT466, The date of frst publication of this Notice is
up camera, leveling jacks, generator, low miles AC, 125k miles. $6,000. Call 334-897-6346 or March 22, 2013 .
39k, run goods, new tires. $17,500. OBO 334-406-7200 Personal Representative:
Call 850-482-7554 or 850-209-3495 John Deere 1981 Backhoe and Gooseneck SHARON MARGARET LEWIS
155 Clara Street
SP ~20ft Trailer: $6,000. Call 334-7140586 Cowarts, Alabama 36321
TRA S ORTATION Massey Ferguson Tractor md#1215 w/MF220\ Attorney for Personal Representative:
5 ft. mower, good cond. $6700. 334-797-8523. James J. Goodman, Jr
AUTOS FOR SALE iFlorida Bar No. 0071877
,Bi^ B -*il 5 SSa] 1-Nissan 2000 Frontier ext. cab 2-wheel drive, Jeff Goodman P.A.
BMW 1995, leather int. good gas mil. green in auto, 104K miles, $5500. OBO 334-726-1215. 935 Main Street, Chipley, FL 32428
color, 4-ddor $3,200. firm 334-793-2347 Toyota 1994 Tacoma 4-wheel drive as whole or 850-638-9722
-------- ---parts. 334-689-9436.
BMW 2005 X3 white with tan interior, 165,000 pt --93 LF160083 NOTICE OF APPLICATION
miles, V6, auto, excellent condition, full sun- oWANher14TS i FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
CHEVY 1995 CAPRICE-Clean, runs great, cold -n^ CALL FOR TOP PRICE ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following applica-
air, fully loaded $3,800 OBO 334-355-1085 r& Ji tion for a water use permit has been received
Chevy 2010 Impala, Great family car with greatFOR JUNK VEHICLES by the Northwest Florida Water Management
Chevy 2010 Impala, Great family car with great District:
fuel mileage, fully loaded. $300 down $300 per I ALSO SELL USED PARTS
month. Call Steve Hatcher 791-8243. Application number 1 07377 filed 03/14/2013
-;-1111.1 1 Corv 23 Z6 5t 24 HOUR TOWING 334-792-8664 Michael W. Shelley, 561 S. Rocky Creek Road,
L .I l..Anniversary Edition e" ...... .. .. . .. .. ..,.. G Ashford, AL 36312
Metallic Blue 6 speed, 405 'Got a Clunker Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
re 1,440,000 gallons per day from the Floridan
Shp. 40.500 miles. Excellent We'll beyour Junker! & Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation
Condition $19.995. 334- We buywrecked cars use by existing and proposed facilities..
475-3735 after 6PM and Farm Equip. at a General withdrawal locations) in Jackson
Ford 1985 Mustang White, good condition, all fair and honest price! County: T06N, R10W, Sec. 12; T6N, R10W,
original parts. 90,951 miles. Call 334-494-0837 $ Complete Ca Sec. 12
orueailit costal Holw Lrgeolmll
or e-mail bccolwell2@aol.com CALL 334-702-4323 OR 334-714-6285 j Interested persons may submit written
Ford 1999 Crown Vic LX, with 121,000 miles. "" """ " comments/objection or submit a written re-
A/T, A/C. AM/FM, power leather seats, GREAT quest for the notice of proposed agency action
CAR. Serviced on a regular basis and only We buy Wrecked Vehicles (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing
4,250.00. Call 334796-2555. Runni or not to: Divisionof Resource Regulation, Northwest
SoFlorida Water Management District, attn: Terri
Mitsubishi 2004 Eclipse De- 334-794-9576 or _34-791-4714 Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Hava-
Nib pendable, one owner, great ---- na, Florida 32333.
gas mileage, sunroof,few mi- A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who
Snor blemishes, 120,000 mi, LEGALS have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be re-
Automatic. Asking $6,000. quested in order to be advised of further pro-
Will take best offer. Call Jen- ceedings and any public hearing date. Written'
Callifertakt offer.CalJen-OIcomments/objection or NOPAA requests must
nifer at 334-791-0143 be received.by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on April
Mitsubishi 2012 Galant, Like new! Must sell! LF160043 12,2013.
00 down, $259 per month. Call Ron Ellis 334- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH No further public notice will be provided
714-0028-. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JACKSON regarding this application. Publication of this
Nissan 2010 Sentra, Navigation, Leather, Sun COUNTY, FLORIDA notice constitutes constructive notice of the
roof, Must sell! $200 down, $249 per month. DIVSION: PROBATE permit application to all substantially affected
Call Ron Ellis 334-714-0028.IN A J R A CRAWFORD persons.
SOrIN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN RANDAL CRAWFORD
Toyota 2011 Yaris: silver with black interior, 4 Deceased.
door sedan, bucket seats, one owner, automat- FILE NO. 10 -PR 234
ic, 5980 miles, 40MPG Hwy, $13,995. Call or
Text 334-618-6588 LIKE NEW IH NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Toyota 2012 Corolla, Great gas saver, fully The administration of the estate of JOHN RAN- 1
loaded, low miles, very nice car. $200 down, DAL CRAWFORD, deceased, whose date of
$250 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 791-8243. death was on, and whose social security num- 4
Sber is XXX-XX-5218, is pending in the Four-
M O C teenth Judicial Circuit Court for Jackson Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
Harley Davidson 2000 Ultra Classic Tour Glide: which is Post Office Drawer 510, Marianna, FL
loaded plus extras, blue and silver, only 8500 32447, file number 10 PR 234. The names
miles, new tires. $8,300. Call 334-585-5396 and addresses of the personal representative 1
and the personal representative's attorney are
Harley-Davidson 2003 Fat Boy 2003 100th An- set forth below.
niveisary Edition Harley Davidson Fat Boy. All creditors of the decedent and other persons
Turquoise and navy with gold inlay'custom having claims or demands against decedent's rSZTT 0
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FREE ESTIMATES 334-798-0687


paint. $8,000 in chrome added to the DIKe. Al-
so comes with the original tank and fender,
which is gray blue, motorcycle lift, touring bag,
custom cleaning kit, many extras and special
tools! Call 334-494-0837 or e-mail
bccolwell2@aol.com
Harley Davidson 2006 Soft tail Standard:
4600 miles, vinson/haines pipes, 250 rear
wheel, bronze pearl, lots of chrome, 25K
invested. Asking $10,000. Firm. 334-793-3611
Harley Davidson 2007 Heritage Softtail Classic
exc. cond, new tires, new battery,
lots of chrome $12,500.
334-712-0493 or w-334-793-8028
Harley Davidson 2008 Sportster XL1200: 6740
miles, with trailer. $5,000. OBO. Call 850-258-
3148
'* Honda 2005 VT 1100C
Shadow Spirit: black and
chrome, good condition,
like new, 3400 miles, one
,owner, clean title never
wrecked, new tires.
Asking $6,300. Call 334-596-1171


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Nicest one in Alabama, HA
Too much chrome to list. HAPPY
f: $9,500. Ken 334-693-9360 HOME REPAIR
WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE!!
Big Or Small Jobs WELCOME


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Carpentry/Painting Installations
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
General Repairs AInsured
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$4,250.334-791-0700
Ford 2010 F250 Super Duty Super Cab Lariat:
white, fully loaded, 4X4, low miles, excellent
condition $37,500. Call 334-685-2318


Guitar Alvarez 70's 12 string $150. 850-482-6022
Guitar Dean Elec.& acoustic $200. 850-482-6022.
Prom Dress: size 6 $175. 850-482-2636
Queen Mattress Set $100. 850-693-0521
Window: New 29x30 White $100. 850-482-2636


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this March 24,2013 photo, rescue workers tend to the
wreckage of Denny Hanmlin (U) after he collided with Joey
Logano on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series
race.


Hamlin has fracture

in lower back

TheAssociated Press returned to Auto Club
Speedway for the first
Denny Hamlin. suf- time since 2005 and the
feared a compression frac- season finale is scheduled
ture in his lower spine to be held at the track in
during a last-lap crash October.
while racing for the win But the issue of the
against former team- SAFER barriers and Ham-
mate Joey Logano, and lin's impact seemed to
Joe Gibbs Racing gave no be overshadowed by the
indication Monday how most recent flare-up in
long its driver could be thisnewfeud.
sidelined. Logano managed to fin-
"I just want to go ish third despite wrecking
home," Hamlin tweeted into the outside wall after
from a hospital in South- hitting Hamlin, who spun
em California. He later Logano last week at Bris-
posted a photo of himself tol to spark a bitter post-
giving a thumbs-up and race confrontation.
appeared to be wearing a Because of the, recent
back brace. bickering: between the
The team said he had former teammates, Lo-
what is called an LI com- gano .was ,somewhat
pression fracture; essen- defiant: after Sunday's
tially, the first vertebra in accident.
the lumbar section of his "He probably shouldn't
spine collapsed. have done what he did
Hamlin was released last week, so that's what
from the hospital Mon- he gets," Logano said.
day night, and JGR said On Monday, Logano's
he'd return to North Car- car owner said the driver
olina to be evaluated by' was unaware of Hamlin's
Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina: condition when he made
Neurosurgery and Spine the; comment during a
-Associates. A reporter television interview.
from USA Today spoke to "That's a; tough thing,
Hamlin outside the hos- Joey had no idea what the
pital and reported Ham- situation was with Denny
lin, wearing a back brace, when:he was doing the
walked out on his own. interview," Roger Penske
NASCAR does not race said. "It's one of those
this weekend, but returns things that came out and
,to action April 7 at Mar- taken out of context isn't
'tinsville Speedway, where what he meant. He can't
Hamlin, who is 10th in take it back, but people
'the Sprint Cup standings, are certainly blowing that
is a four-time winner, uip to mean something
Hamlin was airlifted different than what he
from the Fontana track knew atthe time."
after a collisidnwith Lt-i Tony Stewart also got
gano sent him nearly into a post-race shov-
head-on into the inside ing match with Logano,
wallina placewhereAuto who aggressively blocked
Club Speedway does not Stewart on a late restart.
have energy-absorbing Stewart claimed Logano
SAFER barriers. There threw a water bottle at
are barriers on the inside himwhenheapproached,
of some of the walls, but but crews separated the
portions of the track be- two before it turned into
tween Turns 1 and 2 and a fullfight.
Turns 3 and 4 are not Stewart later .railed
,protected. against the 22-year-old
Track spokesman Da- Logano in several ,in-
tvid Talley said, Monday terviews and accused
the SAFER barriers are himn of being "nothing
installed upon NAS- but a little rich kid that's
CAR's recommendation, never had to work in his
'and track officials will life."
wait to seewhat, if any- Logano was 18 when he
thing, NASCAR recom- broke into NASCAR with
nmends after Hamlin's Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008
,accident. with the nickname "Sliced
"NASCAR is reviewing Bread." He'd risen rapidly
the incident and any im- through the racing ranks
provements that can be with the financial backing
made, will be made," Tal- from his father, Tom, who
ley said. "If NASCAR feels used fundsfrom the fam-
that additional SAFER i-ly's iConnecticut waste
Barriers are needed, then management, company
we will absolutely make to help his two children
those enhancements, pursue their dreams.
SAFER barrier recom- Logano had the means
mendations are based on to pursue a racing career,
past history and this is a and was in Georgia racing
situation we, nor NAS- quarter midgets at the age
CAR has ever seen at this of 6 while his older sister
track before." chased a life of competi-
IndyCar last 'year tivye ice skating.


No pen

The AssociatedPress

CHARLOTE, ;N.C. -
NASCAR "won't penalize
Tony Stewart for scuffling
with Joey Logano' on pit
road at California and saw
'nothing tpindicate Logano
orfDenny Haln Were try-
ing to intentionally wreck
each other as they raced
for the win.
In addition, NASCAR
officials have given no
thought to policing block-
ing, which is what Logano
did to Stewart on the final
restart to trigger the post-
race confrontation.
"There are no conver-
sations internally inside
of NASCAR to look at
blocking as a violation or
a penalty as some other
forms of motorsports do,"
Sprint Cup Series director
John Darby said Tuesday.
'As good as the racing has
been, as exciting as it's
been, I don't know that we
need to jump in the middle
and screw it up."
Stewart parked his car
near Logano's and angrily
approached him after
Sunday's race at Auto Club
Speedway in Fontana.
There was some shoving,
but crew members inter-
vened before any punches
landed. Logano threw a
water bottle at Stewart.
Darby said the incident
didn't escalate to a level
where NASCAR had to take
action.
"A few years ago we
backed away from micro-
managing drivers' emo-
tions, you, would hope in
today's world that if some-
body didn't win a race, they
would be upset about it,"
Darby said. "I don't know
that we've actually got a
rule book that describes
every push in the chest or
kick in the shin. If two guys
get into a helluva fight,
we're going to have to re-
act. But a couple of guys
blowing off some steam
and slapping at the air is
not going to get anybody
in a whole lot of trouble."
As for the last-lap crash
between Logano and
Hamlin, Darby said NAS-
CAR viewed it as a racing
incident.
The two former team-
mates have feuded since
the closing laps of the
season-opening Daytona
500 and it escalated after
contact from Hamlin sent
Logano spring into the
wall two races ago at Bris-
tol. Logano angrily con-
fronted Hamlin after the
race before being pulled
away by crew members.
The two moved their
feud to Twitter for at least
the second time this sea-
son and then came Sun-
day's race.
They were racing side-
by-side on the last lap for
the win when they banged
into each other. Both cars
spun and Hamlin's hit
head-on into an inside wall
not protected with energy-
absorbingSAFER barriers.
He spent Sunday iight
in a Southrnm California
hospital, where he was di-
agnosed with an L1 com-
pression fracture in his
lower back. He was back
in North Carolina on Tues-
day, scheduled to be eval-
uated later this week by
Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina
Neurosurgery and Spine
Associates.


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this March 22, 2013 photo, driver Joey Logano gets outbf his car after qualifying for the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race in Fontana, Calif.


"It was the last lap of the
race, and the last time they
were both going to 'see
turns three and four. They
were side-by-side. If some-
body was of the mindset
to retaliate, they probably
would have been lined up
nose-to-tail and somebody
would have drove into the
other car and spun him
around," Darby said. "In
this case, that is so far from
the opposite, that it never
even crossed anybody's
mind that I'm aware of that
paid attention to the race."
Meanwhile, NASCAR is
still going over data from
Hamlin's accident and will
need to meet with officials
from the University ofNe-
braska, home to the engi-
neering school's Midwest
Roadside Safety experts,
and IndyCar before mak-
ing any recommendations
on whether a SAFER bar-
rier should be installed
where Hmlin hit.
Wheni NASCAR firstbe-
gan installing SAFER bar-
riers following the 2001
death of Dale Earnhardt,


the priority were locations
where cars frequently hit
the wall. Officials at Ne-
braska also make recomi-
mendations not to install
the barriers at certain
points at a facility because
of various issues, including
the potential for a car to
sling-shot back into traffic
after impact.
Track officials usually fol.
lowithe redommendatidn
Tom Gideon, senior di-
rector of safety research
and development at NAS-
CAR, said whereHamlin hit
was not an area that cars
frequently make impact.
"Each point on the track


we look at the application
and you don't want to put
(barrierS) in places where
the angle of impact may
not be appropriate for a
SAFER barrier," Gideon
said. "We also look at the
possibility of impact and
the frequency of impact,
and when you look at the
frequency of impact, espe-
cially at oval tracks, it's rea-
Isonable to thinkrthey are
going to be with outside
walls."
NASCAR does not race
at Auto Club Speedway
again this season, but
IndyCar's October finale
is scheduled at the track.


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