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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
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Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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Paint 'N' Pork entertainment lineup is varied

Organizers have a: di-
verse lineup of musicians
and other performers to
entertain the crowd at this
weekend's Paint 'N' Pork
Fest at Citizens Lodge in
Marianna. Festivalgoers
can hear blues, jazz, coun-
try, folk, gospel, rock and
more as they soak in the
festival's sights, sounds
and tempting aromas,

shop for unique arts and
crafts, and visit the event's
art gallery. "
Gates open to the pub-
lic on Friday at noon.
Daily admission is $3
per person.
Local high school bands
and singers will be in the
spotlight Friday afternoon,
with Cottondale High
School kicking things off
at noon. The Marianna
High School jazz band will

perform at 12:45 p.m., and
the Graceville High and
Middle School Choir takes
over at 1:45 p.m. The Mari-
anna High School Show
Choir wraps up the school-
related entertainment on
the day with a 2:15 p.m.
At 3:15 p.m., RAD takes
the stage. The two-man
band has recently released

See LINEUP, Page 9A

Members of the Riverside
Beaver Chorus perform
at a recent Music in Our
Schools event. They will be
one of the many musical
groups taking the stage
during the Marianna Arts
Festival and BBQ Cook-Off
this weekend.


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Ceytan Nagi (Lakota for"Spirit of the Hawk") stretches his wings as wildlife rehabilitator Dianna Sue Bryant introduces
him to some visitors at the Florida Caverns State Park Earth Day Celebration.

McKinley Whisehunt from Crestview gets a
quick lesson from volunteer Kathy Meyer on
Saturday about how to properly pet a snake. The
white oak snake in question was making a return .
appearance at the Florida Caverns State Park
Earth Day Celebration. He is known to some as
Herbie, and lives inthe wild at the park. He
often is rounded up to assist with wildlife
demonstration and is released afterward.

)) More photos of the Earth Day celebration. 9A

Postal carrier has knack for rescue

Samaria Jones-Thomas,
a relief postal carrier who
transferred here six days
ago, had just signed off
from work at the Marianna
post'office Monday when
she and a co-worker heard
the faint mewing of a cat
nearby. Being an animal
lover since childhood, she
listened a little closer to
find out where it was com-
ing from. She soon found
out the kitten had fallen
into a drain next to the post
office and couldn't get out.
She tried to reach her
arm in and down and get
him; although her arms
are slender and long, they
didn't have the reach to
scoop the animal out. She
thought the dilemma over
and remembered a towel
she had in her truck. She
retrieved it, poked one end


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through one of the drain-
cover holes, and waited
for the curiosity of the cat
to take over. It wasn't long
before the kitten started
batting at the towel. When
he grabbed hold, she lifted
him up and out with the
She named him Draino.
With three dogs and a
male cat already at home,
she didn't want to bring
the roughly 5-week-old
kitten in to compete for a
place in her house, but was
determined to find Draino
a home.after rescuing him
from what might have been
a watery grave. She bought
a $50 gift card, planning to
offer the cat for adoption
and to contribute the card
as a way to get the kitten
off to a good start in life.
But a chance encounter

See RESCUE, Page 9A


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Samaria Jones-Thomas and Draino happily contemplate
the kitten's rescue from a drain outside the Marianna
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During a ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon the building that
houses Chipola College's five teacher training programs was
formally dedicated.

Chipola College

opens new School

of Education

Staff Report

A ribbon-cutting cere-
mony was held Tuesday to
formally open the School
of Education building at
Chipola College.
Home to Chipola's five
teacher education pro-
grams, the repurposed
structure has five class-
rooms, a conference
room, a computer lab and
an open area for students
to meet and work togeth-
er. Moving into the refur-
bished building has more
thah tripled the space
available to School of Ed-
ucation students. Before,
they were working in the
one of the oldest and most
cramped buildings on
campus. Chipola's teacher

education programs in-
clude those for Elemen-
tary, Exceptional Student,
English, math, science
and biology teachers.
The School of Educa-
tion was established in
2003, when Chipola first
started offering bachelor's
degrees in the field. Since
it began, more than 176
teacher education stu-
dents have earned or are
currently seeking bache-
lor's degrees. Most of. the
graduates are teaching
in K-12 schools within or
near Chipola's five-county
Chipola boasts a 100
percent job placement
rate for teacher education


School Briefs
School uniforms still in discussion phase
Jackson County School Board members want more
input from their School Advisory Committees before
deciding whether to implement a uniform dress code
for the students of the county.
Last Thursday, an anifiated discussion on the topic
occurred at a workshop session of the board. On
Tuesday, a shorter discussion took place, with several
board members saying they've heard mostly sup-
portive input from the many parents they've talked to.
Some, however, said that they've talked to a few par-
ents who object either because of the up-front costs
of buying new clothes to meet code, or that they felt a
uniform would chill their child's self-expression.
Board members have talked of implementing a code
requiring students to wear khaki pants and solid-col-
ored shirts. At the session Tuesday, some board mem-
bers said they'd like to consider allowing "plain jeans"
as an alternative to khaki. The board is also weighing
whether to impose the uniform code for all grade
levels, or limit it to high school and middle school.

Legislator requests special $6.5 million
appropriation for Jackson County schools
Jackson County School Superintendent Steve
Benton said Tuesday that legislator Bill Montford
had asked Gov. Rick Scott to approve a $6.5 million
appropriation to fund renovation of the old Marianna

See SCHOOLS, Page 3A



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Circulation Manager Dena Oberski
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STelephone: 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.

You should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published '-e:1:1, rhr,:..,'h Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL. .

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include *
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one

The advertiser agrees-that the publisher
shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the 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.

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.

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


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a Town of Grand Ridge Spring Cleanup All
items must be placed on the street right of way
for pickup. This service is only available to city
residents, no commercial pickup. The following
items will not be accepted: flammables, hazardous
materials, paints or other chemicals, tires on rims
(limit of 4 tires per household). For a fee of $7-$10
per tire, commercial tire pickup can be arranged,
with fees paid in advance. Call 592-4621.
r USDA Food Distribution- 8 a.m. at Eldercare'
Services, 4297 Liddon St. in Marianna.
Chipola College Early Registration for Fall
2013 Classes 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for currently
enrolled students. Call 718-2211 :r. ,...
) "Books That Shaped America" Exhibit 9
a.m.'6 p.m. at Jackson County Public Library,
Marianna Branch, 2929 Green St. Nearly 100 books
displayed in a self-guided, walking tour through the
library, each written by an American, beginning with
the first book published in America, in 1640. Exhibit
is modeled after the Library of Congress 2012
exhibit. ( ,11482-9631.
Jackson County Tourist Development
Meeting 10 a.m. at the Russ House, 4318
Lafayette St. in Marianna. Call 482-8060.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting
- Noon-1 p.m. in the AA room of First United
Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Internet/Email, Basic Computer Class Part
1 Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Training
Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn basic
use of the internet, how to send and r.-:e, rnfi:,
and how to protect your computer. No cost to
attend. Call .526-0139.

n Town of Grand Ridge Spring Cleanup All
items must be placed on the street right of way
for pickup. This service is only available to city
residents, no commercial pickup. The following
items will not be accepted: flammables, hazardous
materials, paints or other chemicals, tires on rims
(limit of 4 tires per household). For a fee of $7-$10
per tire, commercial tire pickup can be arranged,
with fees paid in advance. Call 592-4621.
) Chipola College Early Registration for Fall
2013 Classes 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for currently -
enrolled students. Call 718-2211 .r i: .....
chipola.edu. .
n "International Chat 'n' Sip" -.8:30-10 a.m. at

Jackson County Public Library, Marianna Branch,
2929 Green St. Enjoy a relaxed environment
for the exchange of language, culture and ideas
among local and international communities. Light
ner,:hie t: .!.ill be served. The public is invited.-
Call 482-9124.
) "Books That Shaped America" Exhibit 9
a.m.-6 p.m. at Jackson County Public Library,
Marianna Branch, 2929 Green St. Nearly 100 books
displayed in a self-guided, walking tour through the
it.rary, each written by an American, beginning with
the first book published in America, in 1640. Exhibit
is modeled after the Library of Congress 2012
exhibit. Call 482-9631.
)) Free Hearing Screening 10 a.m.-noon at
Jackson County Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist
Drive, Marianna. Hearing Life of Marianna will
provide hearing screenings and education and.
Area Agency on Aging of Tallahassee will provide a
session on medication management. Lunch will be
provided by reservation. Call 482-5028.
)i Caregiver Support Group Meeting 11
a.m.-noon in the First Presbyterian Church social
hall, 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Open to all family
- caregivers providing care to loved ones or friends.
Confidential group, facilitated by a professional
group counselor. Coffee and light snacks provided.
Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
- Noon at Jackson Hospital Hudnall Building in
the Community Room. Freoto attend. Curriculum
developed by ex-smokers for those who want to
become ex-smokers themselves: Call 482-6500.
a Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill. Call 482-2290.
) Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job-sqeking/retention skills and get job search
assistance. Call 526-0139.
) Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m.
in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement, 2891
Orange St. in Marianna. Call 569-1294.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA rpom.
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
drinking; papers will not be signed.

Chipola College Application Deadline for
Summer 12013 Classes. Call 718-2211 or visit
Chipola College Early Registration for Fall

2013 Classes 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for currently
enrolled students. Call 718-2211 or visit www.,
n "Books That Shaped America" Exhibit 9
a.m.-6 p.m. at Jackson County Public Library,
Mariana Branch, 2929 Green St. Nearly 100 books
displayed in a self-guided, walking tour through the
library, each written by an American, beginning with
the first book published in America, in 1640. Exhibit
is modeled after the Library of Congress 2012
-I Lt.t. Call 482-9631.
Early Learning Coalition of Northwest
Florida, Inc. Board Development and Strategic
Planning Session 9 a.m. at North Florida Child
Development Center, 176 Field of Dreams Ave. in
Port St. Joe. This meeting is open to the public. Call
n Small Business Seminar "Government
Contracting" 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Room
M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology
,iuildrig. Cost of the seminar is $30. This workshop
will help business owners to identify government
agencies to which they can market their businesses.
Call 718-2441 or e-mail seversone@chipola.edu.
) Knitters Nook -10 a.m. at Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.
a "Paint-N-Pork Fest".- Noon at Citizens Lodge
in Marianna. $3 admission fee per person. Enjoy
arts, crafts and food vendors, entertainment and
children's activities. The festival is sponsored by
the Jackson County Tourist Development Council,
Jackson County Board of County Commissioners,
the Jackson County Floridan and WMBB-TV.The
ceremonial Lighting of the -'i,s .. il be at 5:30 p.m.
Visit www.mariannaartsfestival.com.
) Money Sense Noon-4 p.m. at the Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna.
This is a financial literacy class that helps with
budgeting, saving and.other financial topics. No
cost to attend. Call 526-0139.
) 30th National Mayhaw Festival Colquitt, Ga.
Bake Sale on the square at Dee's from 10 a.m.-4
p.m.At 6:30 p.m., Friday Night's Concert on the
Square has local and regional entertainers featuring
"Midnight Blues." Bring your lawn chairs, get dinner
at restaurants on the Square and -i':,, tine music
and "Dance in the Streets." Call 229-758-2400.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel
Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna.
Adult, teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hanrg-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available.
Call 209-7856 or 573-1131.

-Ii : iini: .,:,r ,I iii. I.:.r ti- :, i,'id ir is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL32447,
mail editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for April 15, the lat-
est available report: One accident, one sus-
picious incident, two suspicious persons,
two burglar alarms, 10 traffic stops, one
larceny complaint, one juvenile complaint,
two reports of stabbing, one noise distur-
bance, two animal complaints, one assist.
of a motorist or pedestrian, five assists of
other agencies, one public service call and
one welfare check.

* Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for April 15, the latest available
report: One dead person, one missing
adult, one missing juvenile, one stolen
tag, three abandoned vehicles, three
reckless drivers, four suspicious vehicles,
two escorts, three burglaries, two verbal
disturbances, one commercial fire, one

drug offense, 16 medical calls, two traf-
fic crashes, four burglar alarms, one fire
alarm, six traffic stops,
one criminal mischief
-- complaint, three trespass
CR ME complaints, one assault,
one noise disturbance,
two animal complaints,
one fraud complaint, one retail theft, one
assist of another agency, one child abuse
complaint, one public service call, three
criminal registrations, two transports, one
patrol request and three threat/harassment

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
) Brian Shack, 28, 3207 Tykeria Drive,
Marianna, violation of county probation,
possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-

sion of marijuana less than 20 grams,
possession of crack cocaine, resisting arrest
without violence.
) Christopher Hadden, 33, 5400 Bay Line
Drive, Panama City, hold for court-hold for
) Corey Williams, 36, 2959 Sunset Ave.,
Marianna, hold for court.
) Travis Grice, 36, 3070 Carters Mill Road,
Marianna, non-child support.
) Darien Pollock, 20, 4383 Florence Drive,
Marianna, possession of marijuana-under
20 grams.
)) Matthew McFarland, 27, 4577 College
St., Marianna, possession of marijuana
- under 20 grams, possession of drug
)) Bert Jones, 54, 1197 Knotch Pond Lane,
Chipley, driving under the influence.

Jail Population: 202
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000
or call a local law enforcement agency.
i ,: t. ,,, ,,, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcflpridan.com

L. Bradford Johnson was the keynote speaker at the recent College Readiness Night held at
St. Luke M.B.C.

Johnson is keynote speaker

at College Readiness Night

Special to the Floridan

The Brothers of Upsi-
lon Alpha Alpha Chapter,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Inc. of Panama City re-
cently held the first leg of
their Third Annual College
Readiness Night.
Programs are held annu-
ally in Marianna and Pan-
ama City, respectively. The
program was held at St.
Luke Missionary Baptist
Church in Marianna and
featured a panel of speak-
ers covering a variety of
college-based topics.
The topics covered in-
cluded: Applying to Col-
lege, Researching Scholar-
ships and Financial Aid,
Choosing a Major, Cam-
pus Life, Graduate School
and -Transitioning into a
The keynote speaker
was L. Bradford Johnson,

liaison to Mayor John
Marks of the City of 'alla-
hassee. Brothers Johnson
and Marks are members
of the Chi Omega Chapter,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Inc. of Tallahassee.
Jbhnson shared a num-
ber of personal stories
about his background
and upbringing and its
emphasis on education.
He stated that, at a time
when scholarships and
grants were largely un-
available, his grandfather
worked and put five chil-
dren and grandchildren
through college. He ap-
preciated his grandfather's
hard work and sacrifice
to make his life better
and felt he had a duty to
maximize the opportuni-
ty. Johnson.charged mem-
bers in attendance to do
the same.
After each presenter

shared their information
with the audience, the
program shifted to the
dining hall where students
and parents in attendance
were able to obtain infor-
mation and applications
for scholarships provid-
ed by local community
Additional organizations
included Delta Sigma
Theta, the local branch of
the NAACP, the Northwest
FL Chapter of the FAMU
Alumni Association and
Chipola College.
The program was co-
sponsored by The Gilbert
Firm, a law firm owned
by Upsilon Alpha Alpha
Chapter Brother LaDray
Gilbert and the NW FL
Chapter of the FAMU
Alumni Association. Re-
freshments were also
provided for the guests in



East Jackson County Economic Development Council has selected Blondie's Food and Fuel as
their Business of the Month for April. Located at the corner of Highways 90 and 69 in Grand
Ridge, Blondie's was opened in 2000 by the late Ducky Johnson and sold in 2007 to Floyd
Holbrook of Yorba Linda, CA. In addition to fuel and food items, Blondie's offers daily deli
items and lunch specials. Live music and karaoke is offered on Saturday's during warmer
weather. From left: Karen Fader, Janet Fugate, Helen Grice, Connie Butts, Mechelle Moseley,
Krysta Dean, Michelle Neel, Steve Fugate and Mary Neal.

Young Artist Showcase is April 21

Special to the Floridan

The Chipola College.
Department of Fine and
Performing Arts will host
a Young Artist Showcase
Sunday, April 21 at 2
p.m. in the Experimental
Theatre of the new Center
for the Arts. The concert
will feature Aaron Smith,
piano; Anna E. Williams,
piano; Daniel Kern, piano;
Michael Lingerfelt, piano
and Anthony John Ma-

rotta, saxophone. The stu-
dents are enrolled in mu-
sic courses at Chipola and
Gulf Coast. These award-
winning artists open the
2013 Spring into Summer
Concert season with works
by Barber, Beethoven,
Chopin, Haydn, Mozart,
Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and
The primary mission of
the Spring Into Summer
series is to present the
area's finest local chamber

music ensembles and -
soloists on a Sunday Mati-
nee during the spring and
summer months. Concerts
in this series may range
from classical offerings to
modern. All concerts
begin at 2 p.m., and ad-
mission is by donation.
For information, contact
Dr. Christine Yoshikawa
at yoshikawac@chipola.
edu or call Chipola Fine
and Performing Arts at -


Teachers and Paraprofessionals
at Hope School display shirts they
purchased to help raise awareness
and support of Autism. April is Autism
Awareness Month. Between 40-50%
of Hope School students are Autistic
and staff at Hope School is constantly
striving to learn more to help these
students. Hope School also works hand
in hand with CARDS from Tallahassee
to give support to students and their
families. Three teachers at Hope
School have the ASD endorsement:
Karen Parrish, Joy Hand and Cindy


From Page 1A
High School into an office
complex for school-related
Benton said he's going
to see the governor today,
taking part in a small-
county gathering with
Scott, and indicated he

would be advocating for
the funds.
Only Jackson and one
other county in the state
have such funding in
request. The other county
wants to build a new
school. Benton said he's
hearing positive feedback
about the possibility that
the funding could come

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The Dozier saga
T he Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, which
opened in Marianna as the Florida School for
Boys on the first day of the 20th century, operated
more than 111 years before closing almost two years
Developed as a reform school a place to take way-
ward young boys and rehabilitate them into law-abid-
ing citizens the Dozier School was dogged for years
by former residents' tales of abuse, torture, beatings,
sexual assaults and even murder. Investigations by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 2010 and
the U.S. Department of Justice in 2011 confirmed many
of the allegations, and the school was ordered closed.
And there are graves there, the final resting place of
boys who died at the facility. Erin Kimmerle, a forensic
anthropologist and professor at the University of South
Florida, has spent several months probing the grounds
and researching records to determine how many bodies
are buried on the site. She has found conflicting infor-
mation that suggests about 30 boys are buried there
in a cemetery known as Boot Hill, but has discovered
evidence of perhaps 20 more grave shafts.
Then there is the suggestion that there was another
cemetery known as Cedar Hill, perhaps a segregated,
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a
lawsuit which seeks court permission to exhume the
remains buried at the Dozier campus, and there is some
resistance to embarking on a large-scale investigation
into what or who may or may not be in the ground
The tale of the state-run Arthur G. Dozier School for
Boys is disturbing, gothic and far from complete. The
exhumations must move forward, as should a thorough
search for other unmarked graves in the area. Remains
should be found and identified, with family if they
can be found notified of the finds.
The state of Florida has failed the boys of Dozier
School for more than a century. It is long past time to do
right by them.
The, Dothan Eagle

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 3254'1
aetz 866-450-4366 (toll free)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-2
S 1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
317 Hart Senate Office Building
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Scott to Dems: He could win in 2014

By Bill Cotterell

G ov. Rick Scott ran the num-
hers on his re-election pros-
pects the other day, and,
although he may have been off by a
few hundred-thousand voters, the
governor made a pretty plausible
case that he can win.
What he did not mention at
the Republican Party of Florida's
quarterly board meeting, though,
were some intangibles that you
can't put on paper. And those fac-
tors are .more important than voter
"I think there's about 3.8 million
registered Republicans in the state,"
Scott told the RPOF executive
board. "Statewide offices you win
with, I think, around 2.6 million
votes. If all we did was make sure
don't even worry about inde-
pendents and Democrats make
sure every Republican understood
what we've accomplished, the races
wouldn't be close."
Not to quibble with a man who
obviously knows how to use a led-
ger, but Division of Elections voter-
registration charts show about 4.2
million Republicans in Florida, and
4.7 million Democrats. The number
of no-party affiliates is almost 2.6
Scott's estimate that it takes about
2.6 million votes to win a statewide
race is based on experience. That's
how many he polled against Demo-
crat Alex Sink in 2010, in a very
close and hard-fought campaign,
and how many Sen. Marco Rubio
got in a not-close three-way race.
By comparison, all three Repub-
lican state Cabinet officers got far
more votes than Scott or Rubio, in
far less-competitive contests.
Former Republican Gov. Charlie
Crist is now a Democrat, and polls
show him beating Scott if, as
pollsters like to say, the election
were held today. The trouble with
that is, if the election were held
today, nobody would vote because
everybody thinks it's on Nov. 4,
2014. .

Liberals distre,
O f all the odd notions
prevalent among liberals
and they are too
numerous to list here one of
the oddest must be the idea that
people throughout history should
have conducted themselves
according to the standards of the
21st century; liberal standards, of
Had they done so, we not have
had all those totally unnecessary
wars, famines, pestilence, etc.
Oh, and slavery, which is an
obsession among liberals. They
fervently believe that it could
return to America any day now.
One constant drumbeat -
reheard every Columbus Day -
is that those nosy Europeans
should have minded their own
business. It has been getting
a boost with the approach of
Florida's 500th anniversary.
Had it not been for the angry old
white men, the real Americans who
were living in a liberal utopia and
communing with nature would
have been free to keep on doing so
for the next 500 years.
It never occurs to them to wonder
whether any Indian might despoil
the environment and pee in a river
or how some Seminole Steve Jobs
would have built an iPhone.
Other people actually think the
Europeans and "native Americans"
traded diseases and bad habits as
well as food, clothing and other

And that, as Scott reminded his
Republican group last weekend,
was 571 days away. "If the election
were held today" doesn't matter
because we haven't seen the cam-
paign yet.
Scott is in trouble, probably the
most vulnerable incumbent gover-
nor since Claude Kirk lost in 1970.
But there is some political calculus
that you don't find in the registra-
tion numbers.
First, there's Crist. Republicans
haven't started beating up on him
yet not nearly to the extent that
they will, if he runs.
With nearly $10 million already
raised for his campaign and
that's about 10 percent of what
he is capable of-- Scott can buy
plenty of TV time to remind Florid-
ians that Crist once called himself
"a Ronald Reagan Republican"
who was solidly "pro-life" and
supported the 2008 constitutional
amendment defining marriage as a
heterosexual arrangement. Words
like "flip-flopper" and "opportun-
ist" and "unprincipled" will be
heard not from Scott, though.
Those supposedly independent
political-action committees and -
"electioneering communication or-
ganizations" can do the dirty work,
while the governor sticks to his "it's
working" message about jobs and
student test scores.
Already, Scott never misses a
chance to mention how Florida
lost 832,000 jobs in the four years
before he took office, while unem-
ployment rose from 3.5 percent
to 11.1 percent, and state debt
increased $5.2 billion. He doesn't
mention who was governor be-
tween 2007 and 2011, but Crist's ,
name might come up next year.
Then there's Bill Nelson. Just
re-elected to the Senate, Nelson
probably won't run for governor, as
a lot of Democrats want him to. He
could probably beat Crist, running
as the genuine article in a Demo-
cratic primary.
Legally, he would not have to
resign from the Senate if he runs for

governor. But as a practical matter
it would be hard not to.
How could he convince voters
he's fully committed to Tallahas-
see while keeping his day job in
Washington? And if, to prove he
was all-in for governor, he resigned
from the Senate effective Inaugura-
tion Day, 2015, it would be a huge
political risk.
What if Scott won? His first job
would be appointing a U.S. senator
to succeed Nelson. The Democrats-
already have enough trouble keep-
ing their Senate majority.
Another imponderable that may
help Scott is the six-year jinx on
the party in the White House. The
off-year elections of a president's
second term usually show his
popularity waning. Florida has
defined those odds sometimes
- electing then-Republican Crist,
for instance, while the GOP was
getting whomped nationwide in
2006, and Gov. Bob Martinez when.
the GOP was losing control of the
Senate in 1986.
Let's not forget money.
Scott financed his own $70 mil-
lion campaign three years ago and
won't have to do that'again., In the
first quarter of this year, the RPOF
took in $6 for every dollar the
Democrats collected, and that's a
trend not likely to change. Scott's
"Let's Get To Work" electioneering
fund (he hasn't formally opened
a re-election account yet) took in
$4.5 million, almost doubling its
total funds.
The governor's Saturday pep
talk to the Republicans may have
missed the latest registration
numbers, but that's not the math
that matters in reaching the magic
2.6 million-plus votes. A few factors
beyond his control will probably
determine Scott's political future
- or whether he has one.

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

ssed over 500 years of progress
'billions of innocent mosquitoes.
Today they entice tourists to this
hell-hole and divest them of their


goods neither had seen before,
which is generally what happens
when cultures collide.
Indeed, had the Europeans
stayed home, North America today
would be in the same stage of
development as Africa, more than
likely, but that probably would suit
liberals just fine.
People in the 15th century
behaved like people in the 15th
century. They didn't attend
Harvard, read the New York Times
and pretend to love ballet, so they
were savages as people who do
those things imagine Americans
west of the Alleghenies and south
of the Mason-Dixon land to be.
Even after Christopher Columbus
and Ponce de Leon departed,
Florida residents were particularly
odious, according to some pundits.
Worse, to the more enlightened
leftists, than the average American
simpleton who is proud of his
nation's history.
Good lord, they fought for the
Confederacy! After that, they
developed the state and killed

What seems particularly to
enrage liberals is that humans
continually have improved their
standard of living, especially where
freedom is allowed. That's called
"progress," and people who label
themselves "progressives" hate it.
They demand that we divest
ourselves of our cars, air-
conditioned homes and other
devices that rob Mother Earth
of her precious resources. Of
course, as in the Soviet Union,
exceptions for Party members
will be tolerated. All social norms,
including families, need to be
jettisoned as well if they no longer
serve "the common good."
I can envision Utopia, too. It will
be in the 25th century or so and
enlightened people of that day will
remember liberalism/fascism/
socialism as an amusing blip
in human history involving
well-intentioned people whose
minds had.been programmed
by politicians, public schools,
the media and Hollywood
Lloyd Brown was in the newspaper business
nearly 50 years, beginning as a copy boy and
retiring as editorial page editor of the Florida
Times-Union in Jacksonville. He can be con-
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Suspect in FAMU hazing case pleads no contest
The Associated Press members who beat him ., .. :_ decided that it would be in ecutors upped the charge

band member charged
with the hazing death of a
Florida A&M drum major
pleaded no contest Tues-
day and agreed to testify
against the remaining 11
Caleb Jackson, 24,
pleaded no contest to
manslaughter and felony
hazing. By pleading no
contest, Jackson does
not admit guilt but ac-
knowledges prosecutors
have enough evidence to
convict him.
Jackson will be sentenced
in the fall after giving tes-
timony to prosecutors
about what happened to
drum major Robert Cham-
pion as he walked down
a gauntlet of other band

with fists and mallets on a
bus parked outside an Or-
lando hotel in November
2011. Champion collapsed
and later died.
Circuit Judge Marc Lu-
bet warned Jackson that
he could face a maximum
of 35 years in prison if he
changed his mind and
didn't cooperate.
"If you fully cooper-
ate and continue to work
with the state ... you may
very well come out pretty
good," Lubet said. "If you
don't, you may very well
come out really bad."
Jackson answered only
"yes, sir" and "no, sir" to
a series of questions from
the judge about whether
he was entering the, plea
without coercion and
whether he was aware he

Former FAMU percussionist Caleb Jackson (left) confers with
his attorney Chuck Hobbs on Tuesday in Orlando. Jackson
pleaded 'no contest' in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert
Champion in 2011.

will be able to appeal any
Attorney Chuck Hobbs

had said last week that
Jackson would plead guilty.
But Hobbs said he instead

Jackson's best interest to
plead. no contest. He also
said his client is hoping he
will be sentenced only on
the hazing charge.
Jackson is potentially
prosecutors' most impor-
tant witness, Hobbs said.
"What I anticipate he
will be able to testify to is
who was placed, where,
who was doing what, who
was striking which blow,"
Hobbs said. "I think it will
help paint a much clearer
picture for a jury with re-
spect to who is culpable for
that young man's death."
Jackson wanted to pro-
vide a clear record of what
happened to Champion,
whom, he considered a
friend, and also was com-
pelled to change his plea
from not guilty after pros-


to manslaughter earlier
this year, Hobbs said.
Other defendants have
told investigators that
Jackson was an active
participant in Champi-
on's hazing. But Hobbs
said Jackson was pushing
Champion through the
gauntlet to get the hazing
over with quicker.
"He was trying to push
Robert through the me-
lee," Hobbs said.
Chris Chestnut, an attor-
ney for Champion's par--
ents in Atlanta, said Jack-
son's plea may help with
the prosecution of others.
But he said the family al-
ready has a good idea of
what happened.
"Perhaps he can offer
some details .we're not
aware of," Chestnut said.

Death penalty bill
moves forward
that would speed up the
death penalty in Florida
cleared a House panel
Tuesday.after a man told
lawmakers of his family's
32-year wait for his sister's
killer to be put to death.
The House Judiciary
committee advanced
the bill (HB 7083) by a
14-4 vote. It creates tighter
timeframes for appeals
and post-conviction mo-o
tions and imposes report-
ing requirements on case
Jeff Nelson told com-
mittee members to spare
future families the long
wait his family endured.
His mother Wendy also sat
in the audience.
"The death penalty does

deter," he said. "We should
all be concerned about the
families that are coming
behind us."

Teachers unions sue
over evaluations
ers unions on Tuesday
sued the state and three
local school boards over
performance evalua-
tions that grade Florida's
teachers on subjects
and students they don't
teach, which they called
"arbitrary, irrational and
The suit, backed by
the National Education
Association and Florida
Education Association,
includes seven teachers
from around the state as
The complaint chal-

lenges the Student Success
Act passed in 2011, claim-
ing its evaluation system,
partly based on scores
from the high-stakes
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test, violates
teachers' constitutional
rights of due process and
equal protection of laws.
The evaluations are used
to set performance-based
salary schedules.

Cruise ship rescues
migrant rafters
MIAMI A Disney
cruise ship picked up a
group of migrant rafters
off the Florida Keys.
Ensign Pete Bermont
says the U.S. Coast Guard
retrieved five people from
the Disney Wonder on
Tuesday afternoon.
Disney spokeswoman

Relay for Life will be he

Special to the Floridan

The Relayfor Life of Central Jackson
County will be held Friday, April 26,
,3 p.m. through Saturday, April 27, 9
a.m. at Citizens Lodge ,4677 Lodge
Drive in Marianna. Events during
RelayforLifewill include the opening
ceremony, the survivors lap, the
caregivers lap, luminary ceremony
and the closing ceremony.
The opening ceremony for The
Relay for Life is often defined as
a celebration of life. It can be a
celebration recognized by fun and
frivolity displayed during events.
Relay's celebration can only truly
be symbolized by the courage and
spirit of the more than 500,000
cancer survivors who, each year
proudly walk the first lap at one
of the many Relay for Life events.
The survivors walk represents the
survivors and their journey through
the cancer treatments and winning
the battle against cancer. The
luminary cereipony is in honor of or
are fighting, or have lost their lives

to cancer.
Other events that are planned
during the Relay for Life include:
) The Cancer Survivors and
CGaretakers Dinner, following the
6 p.m. survivor lap. Survivors and
caretakers can register online at
www.RelayForLife.Org, by calling
850-797-3274. This event is being
hosted by Jackson Hospital.
) Live Cake Auction at 7 p.m.
Cakes donated from community
businesses will be auctioned off
with all proceeds to support the
American Cancer Society, which will
in turn provide services and support
to Jackson County residents.
) County-Wide Harlem Shake at
midnight. Participants can register
on-site no later than 11:40 p.m. for
a suggestion donation of $5. Masks
and costumes are encouraged.
Proper attire is required such as
shirts, shorts, etc. and should not
be overly revealing. Participants
younger than 18 years of age must be
accompanied by an adult.'This event
will be videotaped and aired on
television, Facebookand the web.

Rebecca Peddie says the
Wonder's crew spotted the
single raft about 42 miles
south of Key West. The raf-
ters were given food, water
and medical attention.

State to finance
gambling study
ida is moving ahead with
a study that could set the
stage for the future expan-
sion of gambling in the
state, including whether or
not Miami could become
a rival to Las Vegas.
The two leaders of the
Legislature last week
signed a nearly $400,000
contract to have Spectrum
Gaming Group conduct a
comprehensive study of
From wire reports

Id April 26
,. The Jackson County. Sheriff's
Office will have a booth and will be
selling sausage dogs with onions.
They will also have their crime
prevention bus on-site.
a Connie the Pink Fire Truck.
Rahal-Miller Chevrolet will have
their Against Texting and Driving
Car, by GregAnderson. They will also
raffle off a bed liner for a truck.
) Many more family friendly.
Money raised at the event from
Relay for Life will provide research,
services and cancer information to
people in the local community, This
is a community event, sponsored
by and hosted for the community
we reside in to bring awareness
regarding cancer and resources
to help those who are fighting the
There is still time to get a team
together for thisRelay for Life. For
information or to register your
teams, call Carie Wailgum at 785-
9205 or Angela Parker at 573-5353
or online at www.relayforlife,
org/centraljackson. ,

Man dies after boat
man is dead after a boat
capsized off the coast in
northeast Florida.
The Jacksonville Fire
and Rescue Department
reports that two men
were in a 19-foot boat
about 200 yards from

The following mar-
riages and divorces were
recorded in Jackson
County during the week
of April 8-12:

) Gabriel Spence and
Jessica Leigh Benefield.
) Brad Michael Lucas
and Jennifer Lynn
) Alexander Austin
Holmes and Sarah
Jeanne Gusic.
)) William Curtis Wade,
Jr. and LaKonya Lee
) Brandon Michael
Chehardy and Breanna
Nicole Knight.
)) Johnny Marcus
Taylor and April Lisette
) Benjamin Peter
Branch anal Kimberley.
Nicole Sparks.
) Aaron Todd Cloud
and Megan Breanna
I) William Franklin
Hamilton and Kristy,
Renae Speers.
) Robert James
Pooley and Krystal Star

shore at Little Talbot
Island State Park on Tues-
day afternoon when their
boat flipped. One man
made it to shore and was
taken to a nearby hospi-
tal with minor injuries.
The Florida Times-
Uniori reports that the
second man's body
washed ashore later.
The Associated Press

n James William Hare
vs. Rebecca Ann Hare.
)) Justin John Webster
vs. Leslie Paula Webster.
) Evan Walter Guettler
vs. Olivia Mosier Guettler.
) Jarrod Odom vs.
,Melinda S. Odom.

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A local teacher has
earned national recogni-
tion for outstanding per-
formance in advancing
reading practice and profi-
ciency. MaryEllen Prophet
was awarded Accelerated
Reader Model Classroom
Certification by Renais-
sance Learning, a Wis-
consin Rapids, Wis., based
Model Classroom Certi-
fication acknowledges that
Prophet's efforts to pro-
mote personalized read-
ing practice, assess com-
prehension, and monitor
progress have resulted in
in reading proficiency.
Accelerated Reader
Model Classroom Certifi1%
cation demonstrates that
a majority of her students
have met or exceeded
goals for reading practice
and comprehension. After
reading fiction and non-
fiction books at the ap-
propriate level, students
T take quizzes to assess their
comprehension. Acceler-
ated Reader provides im-
mediate feedback to help
teachers facilitate reading
level growth.

receives national recognition
John Ellerbee, Principal Model Classroom. I have a students may take quizzes
of Riverside Elementary, wonderful partnership with on most mobile learning
said "We are proud of Mrs. my parents. They support devices, reducing the need
Prophet's dedication and and encourage their chil- for students to wait for
students' achievement. dren to read." computers.

Ellerbee, also said "Our
school is .very fortunate
as well as her students to
have Mrs. Prophet. She is
a teacher that truly loves
her students and gives
them 110% each and every
day. She understands the
importance of reading
and comprehension and
how they are the stepping
stones for assuring college
and career readiness."
This is Prophet's first year
in Jackson County reach-
ing Accelerated Reader
Model Classroom Certifi-
cation. Prophet said," I am
very proud of my children
and their efforts to achieve

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world's leading reading
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teachers to personalize
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An American Airlines ticket agent talks on the phone while assisting passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson airport on Tuesday in
Atlanta. American Airlines flights across the country are delayed because of computer problems.

American Airlines flights delayed

The Associated Press

DALLAS -American Air-
lines grounded all flights
across the United States for
several hours Tuesday af-
ter a key computer system
crashed, causing thou-
sands of passengers to be
stranded at airports and on
Flights in the air were al-
lowed to continue to their
destinations, but planes on
the ground could not take
The airline blamed its
computerized reservation
system, which is used for
much more than booking
flights. Airlines use such
systems to track passen-
gers and bags, monitor
who has boarded a plane
and to update flight sched-
ules and gate assignments
and file flight plans.

The failure caused cas-
cading delays and cancel-
ations nationwide.
As of midafternoon,
American and its American
Eagle offshoot canceled
more than 700 flights and
another 765 flights were
delayed, accordingto track-
ing service FlightAware.
The outage began in
midmorning and stretched
into the afternoon. The
systems were fixed by 4:30
p.m., airline spokeswoman
Stacey Frantz said.
But even as some flights
took off, the airline ex-
pected delays and cancel-
lations to continue for the
rest of the day.
At airports, customers
whose flights were can-
celed couldn't rebook on
a later flight. Passengers
already at the airport were
stuck in long lines or killed

time in gate areas. They de-
scribed frustration at the
lack of information from
airline employees.
"Tensions are high. A lot
of people are getting mad.
I've seen several yelling
at the American agents,"
said Julie Burch, a busi-
ness-meeting speaker who
was stuck at Dallas-Fort
Worth International Air-
-port waiting for a flight to
Denyer. "Nobody can tell
us anything." .
Terry Anzur, a TV news
consultant from Los Ange-
les who was also stranded
in Dallas, said American
Airlines gate employees
were doing everything the
old-fashioned, manual
way because their comput-
ers were useless.
"No one at the coun-
ter can do anything. They
can't check people in," An-

zur said. "The airline is at a
dead halt."
American's problems on
Tuesday were reminiscent
of what United Airlines
passengers endured for
several days last year. After
merging with Continen-
tal, United experienced
computer glitches in the
combined reservation
On one day in August,
580 United flights were
delayed, and its website
was shut down for two
hours. Another outage in
November delayed 636
The problems prompted
an apology from United
Continental Holdings Inc.
CEO Jeff Smisek, who ac-
knowledged the airline had
frustrated customers and
would need to work to win
them back.

Stocks rebound from worst day of year

The Associated Press

housing and earnings re-
ports helped stocks re-
bound from their worst
day of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 157.58 points,
or 1.1 percent, on Tuesday,
to 14,756.78, winning back
more than half of the 265
points it lost a day earlier.
The Standard & Poor's 500
index logged its second-
best day of the year.
Home construction
topped 1 million last
month, the highest level
since June 2008. Robust
earnings from compa-
nies including Coca-Cola
also propelled the market
A recovery in housing
and a pickup in hiring were
major catalysts driving the
stock market's surge early
this year. The Dow and the
S&P 500 jumped 11.3 per-
cent and 10.3 percent, re-
spectively, in the first three

US housing starts surpass
1 million in March
builders broke the 1 million mark in
March for the first time since June
2008. The gain signals continued
strength for the housing recovery
at the start of the spring buying
The overall pace of homes started
rose 7 percent from February to
March to a seasonally adjusted an-
nual rate of 1.04 million, the Com-
merce Departnient said Tuesday.
Apartment construction, which
tends to fluctuate sharply from
month to month, led the surge: It
jumped nearly 31 percent to an an-
nual rate of 417,000, the fastest pace
since January 2006.
By contrast, single-family home
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months of 2013.
That run-up was inter-
rupted Monday when
stocks had their biggest
decline since November.
Worries about an econom-
ic slowdown in China led
to a drop in prices for oil,
copper, and other com-
modities, causing min-
ing and energy stocks to
fall. The rally had already
slowed earlier this month
after reports of weak hir-

ing and retail sales sug-
gested that the economy
was cooling off.
"This is the first time in a
while that we've had pretty
positive numbers," said JJ
Kinahan, chief derivatives
strategist for TD Ameri-
trade. "We had one bad
day yesterday. You can't say
because of that one bad
day that all bets are off."
While Chinese growth
fell short of expectations,

building, which makes up nearly
two-thirds of the market, fell 4.8
percent to an annual rate of 619,000,
That was down from February's
pace of 650,000, the fastest since
May 2008. The government said
February's pace was a sharp 5.2 per-
cent higher than it had previously

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have been disproportion-
ate to the slight slowdown
in China's growth.
The world's second
biggest economy still
expanded at a rate of 7.7
percent in the first three
months of the year, slow-
ing from 7.9 percent the
previous. quarter and
missing analysts' expec-
tations by just 0.3 per-
centage points. China is
watched closely because
it is a major market for
foreign goods from iron ore
to smartphones. Investors
hope demand from China
can help offset weakness
in the U.S., Europe and
Mining companies rose
Tuesday as commodities
markets stabilized and
materials stocks gained
the most of the 10 industry
groups in the S&P 500 after
leading the market lower
the day before. Home
builders advanced follow-
ing the housing report.

the United States Agency for Inter-
national Development, said Tuesday
that the current system of ship-
ping U.S.-grown food abroad has
been inefficient and that changes
are necessary as a humanitarian
crisis in Syria and recent droughts
in Africa sap food aid from other
countries in need.
The United States now donates
much of its food aid by shipping
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aid to cash accounts, saying such a
move would be more efficient.

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Network's combative
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on Tuesday defended his
$25.5 billion bid for Sprint
Nextel, saying the debt
load the deal would create
for the combined compa-
ny will be manageable.
"We will take on more
leverage than we have
today," Ergen said in an
interview with the As-
sociated Press. "But it's
not excessive. In today's
market, at today's rates,
it's certainly not excessive
Ergen himself is the
largest shareholder in
Englewood, Colo.-based
Dish Network Corp., the
country's third-largest
pay-TV provider.
"I have the most to lose.
I have obviously thought
about this," Ergen said.
After five years of buy-
ing of wireless spectrum
and trying to create part-
nerships with cellphone'
companies, Ergen on
Monday unleashed his
biggest bet yet, an unso-
licited offer for Overland
Park, Kan.-based Sprint
Nextel Corp., the coun-
try's third-largest cell-
phone company. Sprint
has already agreed to
sell 70 percent of itself to
Softbank Corp. of Japan, a
deal Dish is trying to head
The deal is driven by
technology trends, which
are leaving behind one-
way TV services like Dish.
By buying Sprint, Ergen
wants to give Dish a fu-
ture, as a provider of TV
content, inside and out-
side the home.
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believe Ergen may :be
grasping for too much.
"There is one forebod-
ing element. And that is
the cost," said David No-
vosel, a corporate bond
analyst at Gimme Credit.
Sprint is heavily in-
debted already, and Dish
would issue about $9 bil-
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Lastly, Novosel, thinks
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BOSTON The bombs
that ripped through the
Boston Marathon crowd
appear to have been fash-
ioned out of ordinary
kitchen pressure cookers,
packed with nails and other
fiendishly lethal shrapnel,
and hidden in duffel bags
left on the ground, inves-
tigators and others close to
the case said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama
branded the attack an act
of terrorism, whether car-
ried out by a solo bomber
or group, and the FBI
vowed to "go to the ends of
the Earth" to find out who
Scores of 'victims re-
mained in Boston hos-
pitals, many with griev-
ous injuries, a day after
the twin explosions near
the marathon's finish
line killed three people,
wounded more .than 170
and reawakened fears of
terrorism. A 9-year-old girl
and 10-year-old boy were
among 17 victims listed in
critical condition.
Officials found that the
bombs consisted of explo-
sives put in common 1.6-
gallon pressure cookers,
one containing shards of
metal and ball bearings,
the other packed with
nails, according to a person
close to the investigation
who spoke ,on condition
of anonymity because the
probe was still going on.
Both bombs were stuffed
into duffel bags, the per-
son said.

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guilty of



The Associated Press

HUDSON, Wis. -A jury
on Tuesday rejected an
insanity defense by a Wis-
consin father who admit-
ted killing his three young
daughters last July, ruling
that he had a mental de-
fect but still understood
that what he was' doing
was wrong.
Aaron Schaffhausen, 35,
faces a potential life prison
term when he is sentenced.
The St. Croix County Cir-
cuit Court jury deliberated
for, about 3V1/ hours before
reaching its verdict.
Schaffhausen pleaded
guilty to three counts of
first-degree intentional
homicide and one count
of attempted arson. But he
maintained that he wasn't
responsible for killing 11-
year-old Amara, 8-year-old
Sophie, and 5-year-old Ce-
cilia because of a mental
Prosecutor GaryFreyberg
said the jury found "the
truth of the case."

Restaurant manager, 8-year-old among bomb victims

The Associated Press

BOSTON Third-grad-
er Martin Richard had just
gotten ice cream and was
near the Boston Mara-
thon finish line, eagerly
watching for friends to
run by. Krystle Campbell
was enjoying the race with
her best friend, hoping
to get a photo of the other
woman's boyfriend af-
ter he conquered the last
Then the unthinkable
struck. The spirited 8-
year-old with a wide grin
who dressed up one Hal-
loween, as Woody from
"Toy Story" was dead,
along with the outgoing
29-year-old woman and a
Boston University gradu-
ate student victims of
twin blasts that turned a
scene of celebration into
Some 180 others suf-
fered injuries that includ-
ed severed limbs, shrapnel
wounds and abdominal
Jeff Bauman Jr., a man

Neighbors hug outside the home of the Richard family in the
Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Tuesday, April 16. Martin
Richard, 8, was killed in Monday's bombing at the finish line
of the Boston Marathon.

pictured in an Associated
Press photo being rushed
from the scene Monday
in a wheelchair, lost both
legs. Rescuers took the 27-
year-old to Boston Medi-
cal Center, where doctors
had to amputate because
of extensive vascular and
bone damage.
"Unfortunately my son
was just in the wrong
place at the wrong time,"

his father, Jeff Bauman Sr.,
wrote in a Facebook post.
The younger Bauman,
who had been at the race
to cheer on his girlfriend,
had to have further sur-
gery because of fluid in his
"I just can't explain
what's wrong with people
today, to do this to peo-
ple," the father wrote of
the darkness that stained

Senate plans background

check vote Wednesday

.The Associated Press

Senate has set a vote for
Wednesday on a bipar-
tisan plan for expand-
ing background checks
to more gun buyers,
with supporters facing
an uphill path to
The agreement
ensures 'a showdown
over the cornerstone of'

an effort by gun control
supporters to 'tight-
en firearms laws after
December's killings of
26 students and aides at
an elementary school in
Newtown, Conn.
The Senate planned
to vote on eight other
amendments as well to a
Democratic gun control
bill that expands back-
ground checks, tight-
ens laws against gun

trafficking and, boosts
school safety aid.
They included Demo-
cratic proposals to ban
assault weapons and
high-capacity ammu-
nition clips,' a Republi-
can proposal requiring
states to honor other
states' permits allow-
ing concealed weapons
and a broad GOP
substitute for the

Letter with ricin sent to senator

The Associated Press

envelope addressed to
Sen. 'Roger Wicker of
Mississippi tested posi-
tive Tuesday for ricin, a
potentially fatal poison,
congressional officials
said, heightening con-
cerns about terrorism a
day after a bombing killed
three and left more than
170 injured at the Boston
One senator, Claire Mc-
Caskill of Missouri, said
authorities have a sus-
pect in the fast-moving
ricin case, but she did not
say if an arrest had been
made. She added the let-
ter was from an individ-
ual who frequently writes
The FBI and U.S.
Capitol Police are both
Terrance W. Gainer, the
Senate sergeant-at-arms,
said in an emailed mes-
sage to Senate offices that
the envelope to Wicker, a
Republican, had no obvi-
ously suspicious outside
markings, bore a postmark
of Memphis, Termn., and
laclfed a return address.
He added there was "no
indication that there are
other suspect mailings."
Yet he urged caution,
and also said the Sen-
ate off-site mail facil-
ity where the initial tests
were performed on 'the

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letter will be closed for a
few days while the inves-
tigation continues.
The letter was discov-
ered at a mail processing
plant in Prince George's
County in suburban
Maryland, according to
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Wicker's office is-
sued a statement saying
"any inquiries regarding
member security must
be. directed to the
United States Capitol
Capitol Police had no
immediate comment.
But Majority .Leader
Harry Reid told report-
ers of the letter, and other
lawmakers said they had
.been provided informa-
tion by the office of the
Senate sergeant-at-arms.
Milt Leitenberg, a
University of Maryland
bioterrorism expert, said
ricin is a poison derived
from the same bean that
makes castor oil. Ac-
cording to a Homeland
Security Department
handbook, ricin is deadli-
est when inhaled. It is hot
contagious, but there is
no antidote.
"Luckily, this was dis-
covered at the process-

the race on Patriots' Day.
"I'm really starting,to lose
faith in our country."
While mourning the
dead Tuesday, friends and
neighbors tried to focus
on positive memories of
cherished ones whose
deaths still seemed unreal
to them.
"I just can't get a handle
on it," said Jack Cunning-
ham, a longtime friend
of little Martin and his
family. "In an instant, life
Cunningham recalled
how, as a pint-sized pre-
schooler, the boy had in-
sisted on getting out of his
stroller during a 5K race in
'South Boston. As soon as
his mom let him out to run
with the rest of the family,
Martin took off along the
rainy race course.
"He was just having a
ball, splashing in every
puddle," Cunningham
.The boy's father, Bill
Richard, released a state-
ment thanking friends,
family and strangers for


ing center off premises,"
Durbin said. He said all
mail to senators is "roast-
ed, toasted, sliced and
opened" before it ever
gets to them.
One law enforcement
Official said evidence of
ricin appeared on prelim-
inary field tests of the let-
ter, although such results
are not deemed conclu-
sive without further test-
ing. The official spoke on
condition of anonymity
because the investigation
remains active.
The discovery evoked
memories of the days af-
ter the terrorist attacks of
Sept. 11, 2001, when mail
laced with anthrax began
appearing in post offices,
newsrooms and ,congres-
sional offices.
That included letters
sent to Sen. Tom Daschle,
D-S.D., who was Senate
majority leader, and Sen.
Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Two
Senate office buildings
were closed during that.
Overall, five people died
and 17 others became ill.
The FBI attributed the
attack to a government
scientist who committed
suicide in 2008.


their support following his
son's death.
Richard's wife, Denise,
and the couple's 6-year-
old daughter, Jane, suf-
fered serious injuries in
the blasts. Their older son,
I4enry, wasn't hurt. Two
neighbors said that Jane
lost one of her legs in the
"My dear son, Mar-
tin, has died from inju-
ries sustained in the at-
tack on Boston," Richard
said. "My wife and daugh-
ter are both recovering
from serious injuries.
We thank our family and
friends, those we know
and those we have never
met, for their thoughts
and prayers. I ask that you
continue to pray for my
family as we remember
U.S. Rep. .Stephen
Lynch, a family friend,
said Martin and his fam-
ily were trying to get'over
the race barriers and into
the street after the first
blast, when the second
bomb struck.

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Sheila Chambers Foran,
48, passed away on April
13, 2013 in Chipley Florida.
Sheila was born July 18,
1964 in Marianna and lived
most of her life in Jackson
County. She loved spend-
ing time with friends, lis-
tening to music, and being
on the river.
Survivors include her
twin daughters, Cailin
Foran and Elysia Perry (Ja-
son), five grandchildren
Caidence and Tara
Zeringue, Jagger Perry, Va-
nessa and Kody Santiago,
mother, Dixie Moore, fa-
'ther, Madison Chambers,
brothers, Ronnie Cham-
bers (Peggy) and Mark
Chambers, sister Salina
Core (Jim), several nieces
and nephews, and numer-
ous aunts, uncles, and
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with a fisherman made
that search unnecessary.
In their conversation, he
learned of the rescue. He
said he'd be happy to take
the cat. On the spot, he
prepared a little snack for
the kitten from his sup-
ply of fish. When Jones-
Thomas offered him $30,
he at first declined, but in.
the end they agreed on an
exchange she got some
fish in the bargain and he
went home with enough
money to buy some
supplies for the kitten.
This isn't her first rescue.
She has a knack for being in
the right place at the right
time. That all started when
she was 12 years old. Her
uncle owned a junk yard
at the time. Knowing she
loved animals, he pointed
to a scruffy, dirty little crit-
ter that had wandered up,
and told her, "I've got you'
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spect. "I know y'all haven't
brought a fox in here,"
Danny Ray Jones said as he
walked over to look ri the
box. But he was wrong. It
was a fox, and his daughter
was determined to raise it.
Her father was caught in
quandary after all, he'd
raised her to do the right
thing by animals, to make
the compassionate choice
in all encounters with
In the end, his daughter's
pleas to keep the animal
made him relent and let,
the fox stay. She named
him Red, raised him for a
year, right along with a lit-
ter of Rottweiler puppies,
until a neighbor found out
and called animal control
into the mix. They had to
let the fox go, and he mi-
grated out to the wild.
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Jones-Thomas went out to
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wading pool she'd bought
to give her two great Danes
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hot Florida summers.
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Mary E.

Mary E. Gilmore, 85, of
Marianna, passed away
April 15, 2013 at Jackson
She was born February
20, 1928. She resided in
Marianna for more than 46
years. Mary was a member
of Grace United Methodist
Church and enjoyed ani-
mals, children, and social-
Mary is preceded in
death by her husband, Re-
tired Senior Master Sgt.
James C. Gilmore Sr., her
parents, William M and
Nannie Ford, one brother,
Joesph Ford and one sister,
Kathleen Gibson.

Mrs. Gilmore is survived
by two sons, Jim Gilmore
Jr. and his wife, Jo Ann,
Mickey Gilmore and his
wife, Sheila all of Marian-
na; four grandchildren,
Melissa Gilmore Harris,
Michael Shannon Gilmore,
Alicia Bragg and Christo-
pher Gilmore; Seven great
grandchildren, Mickey
Hughes, Brady, Kayla and
Savanna Gilmore, Trenton
and Caden Bragg, and Clay
Harris. Two sisters, Evelyn
Yeager and Bobbie Sue.
Funeral services will be 2
p.m. Thursday, April 18,
2013 at James & Sikes Fu-
neral Home Maddox Chap-
el with Pastor Jim Harbert
and Pastor Paul Smith offi-
ciating. Interment will fol-
low in Pinecrest Memorial
Gardens with James &
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
dox Chapel directing.:
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
at James & Sikes Maddox
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Thanks to Samaria Jones-Thomas, blue-eyed Draino survived
his misadventure in a water drain and is ready to get going on
the second of his nine lives. It's starting on a delicious note
- he was adopted by a fisherman.

alligator. She managed to
get him into a dog cage,
and a wildlife officer came
and took him to more
appropriate digs.
Later on, Jones-Thomas
was on her way home from
work when she passed a
baby deer standing alone
in a pasture near a church.
As she kept driving, she
saw an adult female deer
dead on the side of the
road. Convinced that the
doe was that fawn's moth-
er, Jones-Thomas turned
her truck around and col-
lected the orphan. She
called a shelter in Quincy,
and someone from that fa-
cility came and picked the
fawn up. She'd named him
Bambi, a name he wore at
least until the shelter folks
picked him up.
She also rescued and
raised a cat in Donalson-
ville, Ga., naming it Hardee
because she found it near a
.Hardees restaurant.
And she has one more res-
cue to her credit, one that
took place just days after
she got though her postal
training and took her first
carrier job in March. That
rescue involved a human.
Workiflg a relief route in
Tallahassee, she dropped
some magazines in a resi-
dential mail slot and heard
a call for help coming from
inside the house as she
turned to go. At first, she
thought it was a parrot.
How cruel, she remembers
thinking, to train a bird to
call for help. But unsure
of her theory, she stepped
back to the door and in-
quired if there was some-
one inside in need of as-
sistance. The plea for help

was repeated. She peeked
into the slot. There was as
person on the floor near
the slot. Jones-Th6mas
called for an ambulance.
It turned out that the
woman had fallen outside
her home, crawled back
inside, and passed out as
soon as she got inside and
shut the door. When Jones-
Thomas dropped the mqg-
azines in the slot, they fell
on the 65-year-old woman
and the impact brought
her around, reviving her
enough to call out for help.
The ambulance crew told
her she'd for certain saved
the woman's life by sum-
moning help.
Jones-Thomas said she
doesn't know quite what
to make of all this rescue
duty. She wonders if her
mother's choice of names
for her, taken from the Bi-
ble, might have something
to do with the paths her life
has taken. Samaria is remi-
niscent of the story of the
Good Samaritan, for one
thing. Her mother, Gayle
Jones Caine, says the name
was specifically inspired
by the biblical story of the
Samaritan "woman at the
well" whose life was trans-
formed by an encounter
with Jesus. Whatever else
her encounters with ani-
mals and people in need
might mean, Jones-Thom-
as thinks there's a lesson in,
it for herself and others.'
"Please keep in mind
that, no matter how long
or how hard your day has
been, you are never too
busy to help something or
someone who is in need,"
she said in summing up her
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A tiny red rat snake crawls around in a volunteer's hands as he is introduced to visitors at
the Florida Caverns State Park Earth Day Celebration Saturday. The event was sponsored by
Friends of the Florida Caverns.

Gypsy the great horned owl gets a good look at
the crowd as they get a good look at him Saturday
at Florida Caverns State Park.

Bridger Hebb of Jay waters
the three trees planted .
at Florida Caverns State
Park Saturday during
its seventh annual Earth
Day Celebration. Two of
the trees were planted in
memory of Bridger Hebb's
great-uncle, Steve Hebb,
and his great-grandmother,
Letha Hebb. The third tree
was planted in memory of
Bill Hickey.

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graduates in the class of
2012, a fact that the school
describes as a reflection
of a consistently high
placement trend since the
first teacher candidates
graduated from the school
in 2005.
Of the 33 K-12 schools
in the district, 31 have
Chipola graduates on
their faculties, and Vernon
High School's entire math
department is made up of
Chipola math grads.
Chipola first started
secondary math and bi-
ology courses in 2004,
with seven students en-
rolled that year. In 2006,
it added middle school
science and math. The
Educator Preparation In-
stitute at Chipola was also

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a CD called Hinson River
Way, an 21-song con-
cept CD of original folk
rock tunes centered on
events that took place in
Blountstown, hometown
to the two, during their
teenage and early adult
years. Bob Dylan fans
will likely enjoy this show,
organizers say.
After this show, there
will be a short break
on stage while an
important festival tradi-
tion is carried out: The
Lighting of the Pig cere-
mony is tentatively set for
4:30 p.m. Organizers say,
however, that the Light-
ing ceremony could be
moved to a spot
shortly after the next act's
Based on the tentative
plan, Tom Sartori is set to
take the stage at 5 p.m. A
guitar player arid singer,
Sartori is known as a cover
artist who plays and sings
a variety of rock, pop and
other style of music.
Local band Twenty on
Red rolls in to lay down

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As the minutes ticked by until the ribbon cutting, the class of
2013 was cramming into the office of Elementary Education
Coordinator Casey Bush to turn in the lesson plans, case
studies and journals from their internships.

approved that year to edu- Certification and As-
cate non-education ma- sociate in Science

jors who wanted to earn
teaching certificates in
various fields.
In 2008, Chipola start-
ed its Elementary and
Exceptional Student
Education programs.
The Early Childhood

the blues at 6 p.m. Some of
the best musicians in the
region and sultry-voiced
singer Carol Dunaway
make up the group, which

also doe

es some rock and

The night's headliner,
Barbed Wire Creek, cranks
up a rock-and-country
show at 7:30 p.m. to close
out the night.
On Saturday, the 'music
gets underway at 9 a.m.,
kicked off by the Riverside
Beaver Chorus, from Riv-
erside Elementary School
in Marianna.
After their show, awards
for the festival's 5K and 1K
races will be presented.
That ceremony is set for
10 a.m.
After that, the M-Pact
dance troupe takes overfor
a 10:30 a.m. performance.
At 11 a.m. Modern Lights
will perform.
At noon, Six String South
will bring its rock-country
show to the stage.
Heritage Harmony, a
local singing duo, will
perform at 1 p.m. Made
up of Glenda Sue Brad-
ley and Peggy June Cox,
Heritage Harmony sings
everything from blue-
grass to gospel to secular

program were also
moved into the School of
In 2011, English Educa-
tion was added, with that
program's first graduate
'scheduled to march next

golden oldies of the
Unchained, a southern
gospel band, will take over
at 1:30.
Guitarist Jon Gluck plays
at 2 p.m.
Marianna native Billy
Lipford comes on at 2:30
p.m. to present his "coun-
try rockin'" show. Expect
to hear new and clas-
sic country, a dusting of
blues, some light rock,
and more.
After his performance,
organizers have tentative
plans to present awards
for the Jackson Cdunty
Sheriff Office's Car and
Tractor Show.
At 4 p.m., SALT is sched-
uled to take the stage.
At '5 p.m., the barbecue
and steak awards will be
Saturday headliner
Street Corner Symphony
takes over at 6 p.m. and the
contemporary a Capella
group will sing until time
for fireworks at dark-
thirty. Marianna native
John Martin is a member
of the group, which is
based in Tennessee and
continues, to make -its
mark on the national
music scene.

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Quake hits Iran, Pakistan; dozens killed

The Associated Press

earthquake toppled homes
and shops on both sides of
the Iran-Pakistan border
Tuesday, killing dozens of
people and causing sky-
scrapers to sway in Dubai.
It also forced Iranian of-
ficials for the second
time in less than a week
- to issue assurances that
its main nuclear reactor
wasn't damaged.
At least 34 people were
killed in a single village in
Pakistan, a military official
said. But the overall death
toll became clouded after
conflicting reports from
Iran. '
At first, Iran's state-in
Press TV said at least 40
people died which
would push the two-na-
tion tally to 74. But it later
retreated from its account,
and other Iranian outlets
stepped in with a far less
dire picture.
Despite the conflicting
reports on the Iranian side,
a Pakistani military offi-.
cial said at least 34 were
killed on their side of the
border and 80 were in-
jured. Up to 1,000 mud
homes were damaged,
Pakistan Television added.
The military spoke on
condition of anonym-
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An Iranian woman reacts as she sits among the rubble of buildings after an earthquake struck
southern Iran, in Shonbeh, Iran, on Tuesday. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed dozens of
people and injured hundreds more in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran, Iranian
officials said, adding that it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region.

military policy.
A Pakistani policeman,
Azmatullah Regi, said
nearly three dozen homes
and shops collapsed in one
village in the Mashkel area,
which was the hardest
hit by. the quake. Rescile
workers pulled the bodies
of a couple and their three
children, ages 5 to 15, from
the rubble of one house,
he said.
The Pakistani army or-
dered paramilitary troops
to assist with rescue oper-
ations and provide medi-

cal treatment. Additional
troops are being moved
to the area, and army heli-
copters were mobilized to
carry medical staff, tents,
medicine and other relief
The discrepancies and
apparent backtracking in
the Iranian reports could
not be immediately rec-
onciled, but it was the
second quake to hit Iran
in less than week and
authorities could be
seeking to downplay

Commentary on Ira-
nian TV criticized inter-
national media for "exag-
gerating" the death toll,
raising further questions
about the full extent of
the damage in the rug-
ged region that's a front
line in Iran's battle against
drug traffickers and the
Sunni-based militant
group, Jundallah, which
carries out sporadic
Iran's state-run Press TV
initially said at least 40
people were killed on the

Iranian side, but later re-
moved the figure from its
website and news scroll.
Other state-controlled
outlets, including the of-
ficial IRNA news agency,
mentioned no deaths
and only up to 27
injuries, quoting a local
The website of Tehran
Geophysics Center said the
quake, measured at least
magnitude 7.7, lasted 4Q
seconds and called it the
strongest in more than 50
years in one of the world's
most seismically active
areas. Press TV called it
"massive," but likely far
less than menacing than
lesser quakes in far more
populated areas.
It also was the second
deadly quake to hit Iran
in less than a week after
a magnitude 6.1 temblor
struck near Bushehr, on
Iran's Persian Gulf coast,
killing at least 37 people
and raising calls for greater
international safety in-
spectors at Iran's lone nu-
clear reactor nearby.
Press TV said the qualke
was centered near Sara-
van, about 50 kilome-
ters (26 miles) from the
Pakistani border. The U.S.
Geological Survey put the
preliminary magnitude at
7.8 and at a depth of 15.2
kilometers (nine miles).

Boston Marathon bombs put world's cities on alert

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LONDON "With two
high-profile events in the
days ahead Margaret
Thatcher's funeral and the
London Marathon Brit-
ish officials are looking
anew at security precau-
tions following the bomb-
ings in Boston.
Terror threat levels in
Europe and elsewhere,
however, have remained
unchanged, in contrast
'to other recent bombings
and thwarted attacks that
raised alarms and travel
Such warnings have been
issued in the past when
threats are considered im-
minent and with potential
international links.
Threat levels alsi re-
mained 'unchanged at
U.S. defense installations
at home and abroad after
Monday's deadlybombings
at the Boston Marathon,
according to a Pentagon
spokesman who requested
anonymity because he was
not authorized to speak to
the press about security.
Britain made last-minute'
efforts to tighten measures
for Wednesday's 'funeral
for Thatcher, the former-
prime minister, at St. Paul's
Cathedral, which is to be
attended by hundreds of
diplomats and dignitaries,
including Queen Elizabeth
The chief of London's
Metropolitan Police, Ber-
nard Hogan-Howe, said the
force will carry out more
searches and put more of-
ficers on the streets of the
capital in the coming days
as a precaution.
Police with bomb-de-
tecting dogs were seen
Tuesday around such Lon-
don landmarks as Big Ben,
the Iouses of Parliament
and Trafalgar Square, but
officials said the searches
were routine and unrelat-
ed to the Boston attacks.
"The (Boston) attacks
mean that we will be as-
sessing our security pro-
tocols," said a British se-
curity official who spoke
on condition of anonym-
ity because he is not au-
thorized to be publicly
named. "There is some
initial information com-
ing out ... but it is too early
to draw any conclusions.
There doesn't appear at
this point, however, to be a
wider threat."
More than 37,000 run-
ners and a half-million
spectators, including
Prince Harry, will be at
Sunday's London Mara-
thon. Marathon officials
said the race would go on
as planned but security
Jwas being evaluated.

Back dropped by the landmark commonly known as, Big Ben,
a warning sign for road closures at the forthcoming London
Marathon is displayed along the marathon route in London,
Tuesday, April 16.

"The best way for us to
react is to push ahead with
the marathon on Sunday,
to get people on the streets
and to celebrate it as we al-
ways do in London," Brit-
ish Sports Minister Hugh
Robertson said. "We are
absolutely confident here
that we can keep the event
safe and secure.".
Security would be par-
ticularly tight for the big
events in Britain, which
has been at the heart of
several terrorist attacks in
the past decade, includ-
ing suicide bombings in
2005 that killed 52 people.
Several international ter-
ror plots have also been
traced back to suspects in
Workers are .inspecting
some of the country's 4.3
million CCTV cameras in
high-traffic areas around
London to ensure views are
unobstructed and equip-
ment is functioning. Work-
ers in an underground

bunker monitor the foot-
age around the clock.
Boosting security may
also include adding man-
power, increasing air vis-
ibility and securing public
transport routes. Police
and counterterrorism of-
ficials are also aggressive-
ly monitoring potential
Security was more evi-
dent at sites across the
U.S., with military per-
sonnel seen near the Pen-
tagon's subway station in
Washington, D.C., and offi-
cers deployed to Chicago's
Union Station.
At the White House, the
Secret Service expanded
its security perimeter after
the attacks, shutting down
Pennsylvania Avenue and
cordoning off the area with
yellow police tape.
In New York, authorities
deployed highly visible
patrol units,that move in
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1,000 counterterrorism
officers. Highly trafficked
tourist landmarks were be-
ing especially monitored.
"No matter how many
days, months or years
pass without a major ter-
rorist attack, it only takes
one such attack to bring
us back to the cruel real-
ity," Interpol chief Ron
Noble told The Associated
Press early Tuesday, saying
'police around the globe
would be on alert.
U.S. Secretary of Home-
land Security Janet Napoli-
tano urged the American
public "to be vigilant and
to listen to directions from
state and local officials."
The Boston bombings
underscored the secu-
rity challenges facing next
year's Winter Olympics
in Sochi, Russia, the 2014
World Cup in Brazil and
the 2016 Summer Games
in Rio.
Ever since the attacks by
Palestinian gunmen that
killed 11 Israeli athletes
and coaches at the 1972
Munich Games, security
has been a -paramount
concern for the Olympics.
"We are very, very con-
cerned," senior IOC mem-
ber Gerhard Heiberg of
Norway told the AP. "Se-
curity is priority No. 1, no
question about it."
Brazilian Foreign Minis-
ter Antonio Patriota said
"all necessary measures"
are being taken to ensure
security at the World Cup
and the Rio Olympics.
Russian officials gave
mixed signals over wheth-
er they needed to increase
security at key sporting


By Appoirirmprit

events like the World Ath-
letics Championship and
the Sochi Games.
The track and field cham-
pionship, which takes
place in Moscow on Aug.
10-18, is seen as a dress re-
hearsal for Sochi.
One top sports official
said' security was being
increased but others said
Russia's take on Olympic
security was already very
Officials will speak with
Boston Marathon organiz-
ers to find out what more
precautions are needed,
said Mikhail Butov, secre-

In Brief
IMF hears back
from opposition
CAIRO A team from
the International Mon-
etary Fund left Egypt
without getting broad
backing from the oppo-
sition for a government
economic plan aimed at
getting a key $4.8 billion
loan, political blocs said
Egypt's main fac-
tions say they agree in
principle on the need
for the loan, seen as a
lifeline for the country's
battered economy, but
there are concerns over
unrest if painful auster-
ity measures linked to it
are not backed by politi-
cal consensus.
The IMF said in a
statement that its del-
egation met with a range
of political figures and
Cabinet officials during
the nearly two week-
long visit that ended late
Monday. In previous,
shorter trips, the IMF
has only focused on
meeting with officials.
US military defends
Gitmo prison raid
Top officials at the
Guantanamo Bay deten-
tion center on Tuesday
defended a raid that re-
sulted in a violent clash
with detainees, saying
the operation was criti-
cal and the handful of
injuries on both sides
were tninor.
Soldiers with riot hel-
mets and shields swept
into recreation yards
and met with resistance
from several dozen
prisoners, the leader-
ship of the detention
center said in interviews
with journalists visiting
the U.S. base in Cuba
for the first time since
Saturday's clash.
The confrontation
ended within minutes.
"The appropriate
amount of force was
used for the situation,"
said Navy Rear Adm.
John W Smith.
From wire reports

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High School Softball

y Lady Pirates survive scare

Shelbi Byler gets under a pop fly during Sneads' district tournament game
against Altha Monday.


The Sneads Lady Pirates found
themselves two outs away from
a disappointing end to a stel-
lar season Tuesday afternoon in
Vernon, but a four-run seventh-
inning rally and a pair of clutch
hits by Alaynah Weiss and Shelbi
Byler lifted SHS to a 6-5 win over
Ponce de Leon in the semifinals
of the District 3-1A tournament.
Sneads (22-5) trailed PDL 5-2
after six innings, with the pros-
pect of an unthinkable lbss that

would end the Lady Pirates' sea-
son and snap their run of nine
consecutive playoff appearances
suddenly very realistic.
But the Lady Pirates launched
a one-out rally in the seventh,
with Mallory McDaniel singling
to left field, followed by a walk
to Brooke Williams, with Weiss
coming up with an RBI single to
score McDaniel and cut the mar-
gin to two.
That brought up Byler, who
doubled to the left centerfield
gap to score Williams and Weiss
to tie the game at 5-5.

Clean-up hitter Cambridge
Chason was intentionallywalked
and Brandy Strickland was hit
by a pitch to load the bases for
Emily Glover, who hit a sharp
ground ball to shortstop that
was mishandled, allowing Byler
to score the game-winning run
from third.
It was a wild finish for the
Lady Pirates against a team they
beat 10-0 in both regular season
matchups, but SHS coach Kel-
vin Johnson credited his team's
See SCARE, Page 3B

Sports Briefs

High School Baseball
Wednesday- Cottondale at
SBethlehem, 3 p.m.
Thursday- Ponce de Leon
at Malone, 6 p.m.; Mariarlq-
na at Liberty County, 6 p.m.
Friday- Sneads at Godby,
6 p.m.

Chipola Baseball
The Indians will take
on Northwest Florida on
Wednesday in Marianna at
Chipola will then finish
the week with two games
against Pensacola State,
the first coming Friday in
Pensacola at I p.m., with
Saturday's game in Mari-
anna starting at 1 p.m.

Chipola Softball
The Lady Indians will
have a pair of Panhandle
Conference doubleheaders
this week, going on the road
Tuesday to take on Pen-
sacola State at -4 p.m. and
6 p.m., and will then host
Tallahassee on Thursday at
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

BCF Golf Tournament
The Men's Golf Team at
The Baptist College of Flor-
ida (BCF) is hosting a golf
tournament to raise funds
to offset the cost of team
expenses. The tournament,
which is open to the general
* public, will be held April 27
at the Dothan National Golf
Club on Highway 231 South
near Dothan, Ala.
The Scramble will be-
gin with a shotgun start
at 1 p.m. Entry fee for
each person is $40, which
includes 18 holes with a
cart, two mulligans, and a
buffet dinner. There will
be an awards ceremony
.immediately following the
tournament with prizes for
first place, second place,
longest drive, and closest to
the pin.
For more information or
to register, contact Coach
Freeman at 850-263-3261
ext. 453. Registration will.
also be available at the
course at noon before the

Bulldog Wrestling Club
The Bulldog Wrestling
Club is starting practice for
the summer season.
Practice will be Tuesday
and Thursday nights from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the
old Marianna High School
wrestling room.
ll Jackson County kids
ages 5-18 are welcome to
join. For more information,
call NMHS coach Ron Thore-
son at 272-0280.

Sports Items
Send all sports items to
or fax them to 850-482-
4478. The mailing address
for the paper is lackson
County Floridan P.O. Box
520 Marianhna, FL 32447.



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High School Baseball

Marianna's Reid Long catches a shot to the outfield at a recent game.


Bulldogs sweep Pirates


The Marianna Bulldogs completed a
season sweep of the Sneads Pirates on
Monday night in Marianna, taking a 7-2
victory thanks to a solid pitching perfor-
mance from Reid Long.

Long started and went six innings on
the mound, allowing two runs one
earned on four hits and three walks
while striking out eight to earn the win.
Heath Roberts closed it out.for MHS
with a scoreless seventh inning, as the

Indians still

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After a 4-1 loss to Gulf Coast State on April
5, the Chipola Indians stood at 4-7 in Pan-
handle Conference play their prospects of
returning to the state tournament in Lake-
land were looking pretty grim.
But the Indians have since won three of
their last four league games and can move
into a second-place tie with Gulf Coast State
with a win tonight over the Northwqst Flori-
da State Raiders in the battle for the league's
second state berth. '
Chipola (30-19 overall, 7-8 in conference)
host the Raiders (22-19, 6-11) at 5 p.m. in a
game that could mathematically eliminate
Northwest should the Indians win.
The Indians won the first of the two-game
set with NWF 6-1 on Monday in Niceville,
with freshman pitcher Taylor Lewis going
seven strong innings to get the win, and Ian
Rice hitting a home run and driving in three
of the. six runs.
It was an important win for Chipola, but
tonight's game is just as important in the In-
dians' race for second place.
"It's all back in our hands again," Indians
coach Jeff Johnson said Tuesday. "If we can
put some good games together here, we'll
have a chance. As we've said for a while, it's
up to how we play. If we play the right way,
then we'll have a shot. If we continue to be as
inconsistent as we've been this year and don't
play well, then we'll be the first team around
here that hasn't gone to state in a while."
The Indians last failed to make the state
tournament was 2004, with Johnson tak-
ing a team to state as Panhandle champion
See CHIPOLA, Page 4B


Local stars

on display in

All-Star game


A handful of local basketball stars got to shine
last weekend in the East-West Panhandle Shoot-
out at the University of West Florida, with the East
team featuring five Jackson County players earn-
ing a 96-91 victory over the West.
Wewahitchka's Raheem Wright led the East
team with 16 points, while Malone's Austin Wil-
liams and Cottondale's Jerodd Blount each added
14, Malone stars Ty Baker and Anthony Speights
12 apiece, and Graceville's Marquis White 10.
The East team led 55-45 in the first half thanks
to 10 three-pointers, but the West rallied to tie it
up 81-81 with five minutes to play.
But the East finished the game on a 15-10 run to
take the victory.
The East was coached by Malone's Steven Welch,
who said that the game was a thoroughly enjoy-
able experience for him and the players.
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Boston VMarathon

Competitors make their way from the finish area at the London Marathonon April 25, 2010. Determined to put on a show of "solidarity" for Boston, London Marathon organizers will stage
the race on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The British capital has long been a top target for terrorists, and these concerns have only intensified after harrowing scenes from the Boston Marathon on
Monday, where bombs killed three people and injured more than 170.

Boston bombs raise worry

Olympics, World Cup and other large events on edge after attacks

The Associated Press

LONDON From Lon-
don to Sochi to Rio de Ja-
neiro, the deadly bomb
attacks on the Boston
Marathon raised new con-
cerns Tuesday over safety
at major sports events
around the world, 'inclqd-
ing the Olympics and
World Cup.
The twin bombings near
the marathon finish line
that killed three people
and injured more than 170
people brought into sharp
focus the security chal-
lenges facing next year's
Winter Olympics in Sochi,
Russia, the 2014 World
Cup in Brazil and the 2016
Summer Games in Rio.
"We are very, very con-
cerned," senior IOC mem-
ber Gerhard Heiberg of
Norway told The Associ-
ated Press. "Security is
priority No. 1, no question
about it."
More immediate is the
security planning for this
weekend's London Mara-
thon, which attracts more
than 30,000 runners and
half a million spectators.
Organizers said they we're
reviewing security for
Sunday's race one of
the world's six major mar-
athons but the event
will go ahead as scheduled
in a display of unity with,
"The best way for us
to react is to push ahead
with the marathon on.
Sunday, to get people on
the streets and to, cel-
ebrate it as we always do
in London," British Sports
Minister Hugh Robertson
said. "We are absolutely
confident here that we can
keep the event safe and
secure. ... The best way
to show solidarity with
Boston is to continue and
send a very clear message
to those responsible."
The London Marathon,
which takes in some of the
city's most recognizable
landmarks, draws many
of the world's top mara-
thoners as well as tens of
thousands of amateur and
"fun" runners who raise
money for charity. Prince
Harry, patron of the mar-
athon's charitable trust,
is scheduled to attend
Sunday's race and make
the presentations to the
"When you have an event
of any nature a mara-
Ithon, parade it's only

as safe as the city itself,"
race chief executive Nick
Bitel said. "If it's not held
in a stadium, you can't do
a lockdown like you may
do in a building."
Also taking place Sun-
day is the Bahrain Grand
Prix, a Formula One race
that faces its own security
issues after a series of ex-
plosions, including a gas
cylinder blast that set a car
ablaze in the Gulf nation's
financial district.
A Human Rights Watch
report alleged that Bah-
rain authorities rounded
up activists living around
the track in a bid to "si-
lence" dissent ahead of
the race. Protesters, car-
rying portraits of people
killed in the nation's near-
ly three-year uprising, are
calling for a boycott of the
Security for the Olym-
pics, meanwhile, has been
paramount ever since the
attacks by Palestinian gun-
men that killed 11 Israeli
athletes and coaches at
the 1972 Munich Games.
The focus now falls 'on
Sochi, a Black Sea resort
that will host Russia's first
Winter Olympics next
February. Security was al-
ready a concern because
of Sochi's proximity to an
Islamic insurgency that
spread across southern
Russia after separatist
wars in Chechnya.
"Naturally, we're beef-
ing up security measures,"
Russian Sports Minister
Vitaly Mutko said in re-
marks carried by the R-
Sport news agency.
IOC vice president
Thomas Bach, who was on
his way to Sochi on Tues-
day for an international
journalists' conference,
said the attacks in Boston
reinforced the IOC's policy
that safety is paramount
for any Olympics.
"I'm sure that this mali-
cious attack will lead the
public authorities to have
another look 'at all security
measures," Bach told the
AP by telephone. "While
it is too early to draw any
final conclusions, we have
full confidence in the Rus-
sian authorities. They have
already analyzed the over-
all situation and I'm sure
they will take this event
into account and take the
necessary measures."
Heiberg, who organized
the 1994 Winter Games
in Lillehammer, Norway,

and now chairs the IOC's
marketing commission,
said security concerns had
been heightened since the
Sept. 11, 2011, terror at-
tacks in the United States.
Since then, Olympics have
passed off peacefully in
Salt Lake City, Athens,
Turin, Beijing, Vancouver
and London.
"So far we have been
lucky in the Olympics but
what happened in Boston
reminds us that we can-
not take it easy, we have to
continue and we have to
plan for not only the pos-
sible but also the impos-
sible," Heiberg said. "We
are taking it extremely se-
riously in Sochi, working
very hard withthe Russian
The Russian Interior
Ministry said Tuesday it
has fully deployed the
police force that will be
in place during the Sochi
Olympics 'and has con-
ducted regular checks of
all venues to make sure
they are protected.
Alexander Konovalov,
head of the Institute of
Strategic Assessment and
Analysis, an independent
think-tank, said inter-
national terror groups
could be encouraged by
the carnage in Boston
to plot against the Sochi
"The terrorists' strategy
is to create a sense of pan-
ic and leave an impres-
sion that they can strike
any target, no matter how
tightly it's protected," Ko-
novalov said. "The Olym-
pics would make a highly
desirable goal for terror-
ists, offering the maxi-
mum publicity."
Russia is also hosting
one of the biggest inter-
national sports events of

2013 the world track
and field championships
in Moscow on Aug. 10-18.
"Our security measures
are tough as they are,"
said Mikhail Butov, sec-
retary general of the Rus-
sian Athletics Federation.
"But when it's clear what
actually happened (in
Boston), we will draw our
Guarding the Olympics
is a massive operation
covering 17 days of com-
petition in numerous out-
door and indoor venues.
Not only are sports facili-
ties at risk, but so are the
public .areas where fans
and spectators congre-
gate. At the 1996 Summer
Games in Atlanta, a back-
pack bomb exploded at
Centennial Olympic Park,
killing one person and in-
juring more than 100.
"The balance is not
easy," Heiberg said. "Of
course, you can provide
security but we don't want
to show the world pictures
of soldiers and police with
guns and so on. It's the
same for Rio and all the
others to come."
Rio organizers, who will
be hosting the first Olym-
pics in South America,
said they are working with
the government to "deliver
safe games in 2016."
The city has won kudos
for its crackdown on once-
endemic drug violence in
preparation for hosting
the World Cup and Olym-
pics. But safety has been
a big topic in Rio recently
after an American woman
was gang raped and beat-
en aboard a public transit
van while her handcuffed
French boyfriend" looked
on helplessly.
Ahead of next year's
World Cup, Brazil is host-

ing the Confederations
Cup in June. The warm-
up tournament featur-
ing eight teams will be
played in six cities across
the country and is seen as
a big test for organizers in
all areas.
On Sunday, two fans
were shot to death on their
way to a match meant to
test the facilities at aWorld
Cup stadium in hortheast-
ern Brazil. Rival support-
ers were suspected in the
The terror threat was
considered high for last
year's London Olympics,
where overall security
costs rose above 1 bil-
lion pounds ($1.6 billion).
London was hit by terror-
ism in 2005, when 52 peo-
ple were killed in attacks
by suicide bombers qn
the city's transportation
London's huge secu-

rity operation included
thousands of police and
military troops and de-
ployment of warships,
surveillance aircraft, snip-
er-carrying helicopters,
fighter jets and missile
batteries on rooftops.
Denis Oswald, who
headed the IOC coordi-
nation commissions for
the Athens and London
Olympics, said the games
remain a potential target
wherever they are held
and the Boston attacks do
not radically change the
security planning for So-
chi or Rio. .
"Each case has to be
studied," Oswald said.
"It could be hew ways or
new systems put in placed
We just have to make sure
these types of cases are
covered by the security
system. We have to be 100
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High School Softbal

Justin Lipford gets a grounder during Cottondale's game against Sneads last week.

Hornets hammer Atomics


The Cottondale Hor-
nets snapped a two-game
losing streak in a big way
Monday night, going on
the road and taking a huge
22-2 victory over the Pop-
_ lar Springs Atomics in five
CHS was coming off of
a pair of road losses last
week to Sneads and Wewa-
hitchka, but the Hornets
left little doubt Monday

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resiliency and .belief for
not giving, up when the
end looked near.
"These girls showed a lot
of grit to come back like
that," he said. "Good teams
find a way to win, so I give
them. credit. They fought
back and I'm proud of the
girls for that. PDL didn't
give it to us; we took it. I

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Bulldogs improved to 14-9
on the season.
Devpn Hayes started
and was tagged with the
loss for the Pirates, as the
senior right-hander sur-
rendered five runs three
earned on six hits, a
walk, and two strikeouts
in three innings.
Dustin Sneads pitched
the final three innings for
the Pirates, allowing two
unearned runs on two
hits and a walk with two

night, scoring four runs in
the second inning and 10
in the third to blow open
a 1-1 game through one
The Hornets scored five
runs in the fourth to go up
,20-1, adding two more in
the fifth to round out the
Cottondale had 18 hits
as a team, with Ryan Mor-
rissey leading the way by
going 5-for-5 with three
doubles, a walk, three
runs, six RBI, and two sto-

think sometimes the histo-
ry of being successful and
the tradition of your pro-
gram comes back to help
you and I think it did today.
Tradition goes a long way."
Sneads' softball tradi-
tion now includes a run
of 10 consecutive seasons
in the state playoffs, as the
Lady Pirates advanced to
Thursday night's district ti-
tle game, clinching a state
berth in the process.
It didn't come easy,
though, as PDL took the

Marianna got the early
lead with two runs in the
second inning, with the
Pirates answering with a
run in the top of the third
before the Bulldogs post-
ed three more in their half
of the inning to take a 5-1
MHS tacked on two
more runs in the fifth in-
ning for good measure,
with Sneads scoring just
once more in the top of
the fifth.
JT Meadows and Walker
Roberts led the Bulldogs
with two hits each, with
Meadows tallying three

len bases.
Willie Pippin was also 4-
for-4 with four runs and an
RBI, while Jake Kernoschak
was 2-for-3 with a run and
three RBI, Josh Simmons
was 2-for-4 with a run and
an RBI, and Justin Lipford
was 2-for-4 with a double,
four runs, and an RBI.
Wesley Spooner was 1-
for-3 with a double, a run,
and an RBI, with Thomas
Lipford adding a hit, a run,
and an RBI, and Austin
Baxley was hit by a pitch

early 2-1 lead with a pair of
runs in the second inning,
taking advantage of a pair
of SHS errors, and then
scored two more runs in
the fourth before adding a
fifth in the sixth inning.
The Lady Pirates got a
run.back in the sixth in-
ning when Weiss led off
with a single and scored bn
an RBI groundout by Cha-
son to make it 5-2.
Weiss led Sneads offen-
sively with three hits, in-
cluding a solo home run in

RBI and Walker Roberts
scoring two runs.
Andrew Shouse was 1-
for-3 with a run and an
RBI, while Chris Johnson
was 1-for-2 with a double,
a walk, and two RBI, and
Long had a hit and scored
a run.
For the Pirates, who fell
to 14-9 with the loss, Hayes
had two of the team's five
total hits, adding a double,

four times and scored four
Justin Lipfqrd started on
the mound and went all
five innings to get the win,
allowing one earned run
on.,three hits and no walks
with four strikeouts.
The Hornets were sched-
uled to take on the Malone
Tigers on Tuesday night
before finishing the regular
season with a road double-
header against Bethlehem
on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m.

the first, two RBI, and three
runs scored, while Byler
had a double and two RBI,
and Strickland and Mc-
Daniel had two hits each.
Williams started in the
circle for Sneads and got
the win, going all seven
inning and allowing three
earned runs on seven
hits and a walk with six
The Lady 'Pirates will
move on to the champion-
ship game Thursday night
at 7 p.m.

a walk, and an RBI.
Brandon Moats also
had a double for SHS, and
Andy Faria and Austin
Lombardo also had a hit
Marianna was scheduled
to hosi Arnold on Tuesday
III-,i. while the Pirates
will finish out the regular
season Friday night with
a road game against the
Godby Cougars.

High School Softball

Lady Tigers

pound Paxton

to advance to



The Malone Lady Tigers kept their season alive
Monday night in Paxton by knocking off the Lady
Bobcats 11-2 in the first round of the District 1-1A
With the win, Malone advanced to Tuesday night's
semifinal matchup against the top-seeded Poplar
Springs Lady Atomics.
The Lady Tigers got there with an easy win Monday
after splitting the regular season matchup with Paxton
in two games that were each decided by one run.
The rubber match wasn't nearly as competitive, with
Malone posting five runs in the third inning, and then
two more in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to
coast to victory.
Jakivia Hearns went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple,
two walks, four steals, three runs, and three RBI to lead
the Malone attack, while Sheyanna Chambliss was 3-
for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and three RBI, and
Tessa Shack was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, two RBI,
and four steals.
Jennifer Hewett also had a triple and two RBI, while
Tierra Brooks was 2-for-3 with a run, and Mary Kather-
ine Pittman was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run.
Sabra Culliver had a hit, a run, and an RBI, and Sara
Newsom had a hit and a run.
, Newsom also started in the circle and got the victory,
going.three innings and giving up one earned run on
three hits, two walks, and a strikeout.
Hearns came on in relief in the fourth inning and kept
Paxton off the board over the final four innings, strik-
ing out seven and allowing one hit and three walks.
Malone was scheduled to play district tournament
host Poplar Springs on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. for a
spot in Thursday night's championship game.
Poplar Springs finished a perfect 10-0 in district dur-
ing the regular season and won its two matchups with
the Lady Tigers 5-1 in Malone on March 12 and 9-6 at
home April 6.
As the. top seed, the Lady Atomics got a bye in the
first round.

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Messy Masters, beautiful finish

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. Maybe
winning really does take
care of everything.
For Augusta National,
sizing up Adam Scott for
his own green jacket was a
beautiful way to end what
had been shaping as a
messy Masters.
The lasting image was
Scott arching his back with
both arms thrust in the air
after he made a 12-foot
birdie putt in the playoff,
not European Tour chief
referee John Paramor ex-
plaining to 14-year-old
Guan Tianlang why he was
being docked one shot for
slow play.
An Australian in a green
jacket especially Adam
Scott, the most popular
first-time major champion
since Phil Mickelson -
should be far more mem-
orable than. Tiger Woods
holding out his arm to take
an illegal drop on the 15th
hole. Listening to Scott so
graciously pay homage to
Australian golf great Greg
Norman was much bet-
ter than hearing Fred Rid-
ley give a tutorial on Rule
And one more thing.
Winning might take care
of any doubts to outlaw
the anchored stroke for
long putters, like the one
Scott pressed against his
chest when he sank the
two biggest putts of his ca-
reer a 20-footer on the
18th hole that got him into
the playoff, and the 12-
footer on the 10th hole to
win in overtime over Angel
The U.S. Golf Associa-
tion and Royal & Ancient
are expected to announce
shortly whether they will
go ahead with the ban on
anchoring, which would
start in 2016. They say the
proposed rule is to define
what a golf stroke should
be, and that they have
no empirical evidence to
suggest anyone has an

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"I thought it was a real
good thing for the kids.
They made a big deal out
of it. They had a dunk con-
test, a three-point shoot-
out, and the kids had a
great time," he said. "They
seemed to really enjoy it.
They were a fun group. No
one played with an ego or

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or runner up for the past
eight seasons.
Despite the recent run of
wins, the long-time Chipo-
la coach still doesn't think
his team is playing as well
as it will need to in order to
keep that streak going.
"No, not really," he said.
"I think we've pitched
well. The pitching staff has
done a pretty dang good
job for the most part, but
we're still very consistent
offensively and not close
to where we need to be de-
fensively as well. We're still
far from)where we need
to be, but at least we're
pitching good enough
now to keep ourselves in
Freshman pitcher Mi-
chael Mader has been front
and center in the Indians'
pitching resurgence, as the
left-hander has won four
consecutive conference
'starts, allowing just seven
earned runs in 31 innings
in those wins.
He'll get the start again
tonight, with Johnson say-
ing that the freshman's im-
proved consistency after
being up and down early
in the year earning him the
trust to call his number in
a big game.
"I think Michael has fig-
ured his mechanics out
la little bit and is in a bet-

Results shouldn't count,
either, especially the fact
that Scott's win gave long
putters the career Grand
Four of the last six major
champions have used the
long putter, starting with
Keegan Bradley in the 2011
PGA Championship. Sup-
porteri of the ban would
call that a trend. Oppo-
nents could argue it's a
small sample.
Of course, to suggest that
Scott gained an advan-
tage by using the longer
putt would be to overlook
that he didn't make -a putt
longer than 4 feet from
the third hole of the final
round until that birdie putt
on the 18th curled in the
back of the cup. If he had,
Scott might have won by
five shots. That's how well
he struck the ball in the
rain on Sunday.
It also would overlook
the final four holes of the
British Open last summer,
when Scott missed par
putts on all of them that
cost him the claret jug. Was
the long putter an advan-
tage at Augusta but not at
Geoff Ogilvy summed
it up. nicely last summer
when he said of Scott's
long putter, "It just makes
his bad days better. It
doesn't make his good days
Then) again, Scott never
seriously contended in a
major championship un-
til after he switched to the
long putter at the 2011
Match Play Champion-
ship. He tied for second at
the Masters that year. He
now has finished among
the top 15 in the last six
majors, including his win
at the Masters.
Maybe it was just a coin-
cidence, but the last ques-
tion to Scott in his press
conference was about the
long putter. He then went
through a hole-by-hole
description of his round
- the 9-iron he hit for his
second shot on the 505-

anything; they just want-
ed to go play and win. I
thought we were in trouble
in warm-ups because (the
West players) were huge.
But our kids got out there
and played with some
It's the third time that
Welch has coached in an
All Star game and the sec-
ond time this year.
His teams have won
all three, but the veteran
Malone coach said that the

ter comfort zone with his
secondary pitches, and
his curveball has gotten
better," the coach said.
"He's made the strides that
freshmen are supposed to
make because he works at
it. It's important to him,
and the people who are
that way usually get better
and make those strides,.
He's worked his way to get
The Indians have also
gotten quality starts from
Lewis and Carlos Misell
during the last handful of
games, but it's the offense
that has been the bigger

yard 11th hole; the wedge
he hit for his second shot
on the 440-yard 14th.
"You knew my feeling
on it all, that it was in--
evitable that big tourna-
ments would be won with-
this equipment," Scott
said.. "These are the best
players in the world, and
they practice thousands
of hours. They are going
to get good with whatever
they are using."
Scott fears that the USGA
and R&A already have
made up their, minds.
USGA president Glen
Nager took part in a youth
initiative last week at Au-
gusta. He declined to say
anything about long put-
ters because the decision
is pending.
"We are all waiting to
hear what's going to hap-
pen,"-Scott said. "I don't
know that this is going to
impact any decisions at
He's right about that.
Closing statements were
made in Februarywhen the
PGA Tour, along with the
PGA of America, weighed
in with their objections to
the proposed rule, while
the European Tour and
LPGA Tour did not object.
Scott-winning the Masters
is not enough to stop jury
deliberations to present
more evidence.
Besides, if the govern-
ing bodies were looking to
build their case at Augusta,
they would have settled on
Guan. The Chinese teen-
ager started using a belly
putter about six months
before he won the Asia-Pa-
cific Amateur to earn a spot
in the Masters. The fear is
that more kids will start
using anchored strokes
under the best instruction,
and it won't be long before
conventional putters go
the way of the 1-iron.
Carl Pettersson has
used a long putter his en-
tire PGA Tour career. He
played in'the last group at
the PGA Championship.
He finished dead last at

biggest thing he has taken
from the games is what
goes on off the court as op-
posed to on it.
"What I like is that you get
to see these kids in anoth-
er element," he said. "I'm
usually competing against
them, so you almost have
to have an edge against
them and try to find ways
not to be friendly with
them. But you get in an All
Star setting and relax with
them and see that they're

concern for Chipola, with
Johnson saying that his
team is still leaving too
many runs on the field.
"I think some of it is
physical and some men-
tal. We've been trying to
teach our approach and
philosophy about what
we're doing at the plate
and work on fundamental
stuff as well," he said. "But
we're just not making the
strides we need to make.
We need to do that in the
next week and a day. If we
can do that, then we'll have
another three weeks to be
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the Masters. Ernie Els, who
won the British Open with
a belly putter, couldn't hit
the hole from 3 feet when
he lost in the Match Play.
There are no good answers
in this debate.
So in the meantime, let's
not lose sight of the finish
while it's still fresh.
There had never been a
Masters where two play-
ers made birdie on the
18th hole to force a playoff.
Cabrera's 7-iron into the
18th should not be forgot-
ten, nor should the way the
burly Argentine smiled so
genuinely and pulled Scott
toward him for a warm hug
on the 10th green when it
was over.
Golf will get messy again
soon enough.
We're still awaiting word
from the PGATour, perhaps
by the end of the month,
on whethefVijay Singh will
be punished for admitting
he took deer antler spray,
which is said to contain a
banned substance under
the anti-doping policy.
The next time a round
takes well over five hours,
everyone will gripe about
how slow play is killing the
game. Yet when a penalty
is called, there's an outrage
that it was assessed against
the wrong guy. Guan was a
wonderful story. He turned
in a remarkable perfor-
mance. But he's slow. He
was warned. And he de-
served the penalty.
As for Woods' drop, more
at fault for not knowing
the rules was Ridley, the
chairman of the Masters'
competition committees.
He didn't recognize the vi-
olation watching on video,
and that's OK. But it's the
Masters. It's Tiger Woods.
Even a hint of' doubt a
hint should have been
enough to at least talk to
Woods before he signed
his card. Woods was not
disqualified because Au-
gusta felt it should have
talked to him. That's what
Rule 33-7 covers, and there
is precedence.

good kids too. That's my
favorite part of it.
"The coaching is easy.
There's not a whole lot of
strategy involved. It's just
kind of neat hanging dut
with the guys and seeing
them interact with each
other on the same team.
To me, that's the best thing
about these games."

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Sports Broadcasting


dies at 82

The Associated Press

,DALLAS- Pat Summer-
all was the calm alongside
John Madden's storm.
Over four decades, Sum-
merall described some
of the biggest games in
America in his deep, reso-
nant voice. Simple, spare,
he delivered the details on
16 Super Bowls, the Mas-
ters and the U.S. Open
tennis tournament with a
simple, understated style
that was the perfect com-
plement for the "booms!"
and "bangs!" of Madden,
his football partner for
.the last half of the NFL
er's career.
Summerall diedTuesday
at age 82 of cardiac arrest,
said University of Texas
Southwestern Medical
Center spokesman Jeff
Carlton, speaking on be-
half of Summerall's wife,
"Pat was my broadcast-
ing partner for a long
time, but more than that
he was my friend for all of
these years," Madden said
in a statement. "Pat Sum-
merall is the voice of foot-
ball and always will be."
His final play-by-play
words beside Madden
were succinct, of course,
as he called the game-
ending field goal of the Su-
per Bowl for Fox on Feb. 3,
2002, when New England
beat St. Louis 20-17.
"It's right'down the pipe.
Adam Vinatieri. No time
on the clock. And the Pa-
triots have won Super
Bowl XXXVI. Unbeliev-

able," Summerall said.
Sparse, exciting, perfect.
A flawless summation
without distracting from
the reaction viewers could
see on the screen.
At the end of their fi-
nal broadcast together,
Madden described Sum-
merall as "a treasure". and
the "spirit of the National
Football League" in a trib-
ute ,to the partner that
complemented the bois-
terous former Oakland
Raiders coach so well.
As former teammate and
broadcaster Frank Gifford
put it in an accompanying
video tribute: "America is
very comfortable with Pat
. Summerall played 10
NFL seasons from '1952
to 1961 with the Chicago
Cardinals and New, York
Giants, but it was in his
second career that he
became a voice familiar
to generations of sports
fans, not only those of the
"Pat was a friend of
nearly 40 years," CBS
Sports broadcaster Verne
Lundquist said. "He was a
master of restraint in his
commentary, an example
for all of us. He was also
pne of the great storytell-
ers who ever spoke into a
Summerall started do-
ing NFL games for CBS in
1964, and became a play-
by-play guy 10 years later.
He was also part of cover-
age of the PGA Tour, in-
cluding the Masters from
1968-94, and U.S. Open

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NBC networks to televise EPL next season

The Associated Press

in with the English Premier
The EPL feels the
same way about the U.S.
SAll 380 English Premier
League games will be tele-
vised live by NBC and its
networks next season as
part of a three-year, $250
million contract.
The deal comes at a time
when Fox and ESPN also
have heavy involvement
in soccer. But the world's
*most popular league in the
world's most popular sport
will belong solely to NBC
for the next three years.
"Nowhere do they con-
sume sports like they do
here," Premier League
CEO Richard Scudamore
said Tuesday. "We are not
unhappy with our current
. bioadcast partners (in the
United States), but I can
see we are on the threshold
of taking it to a new level."
The telecasts begin Aug.
17 and will be carried on
NBC, NBC Sports Network,
Telemundo, Mun2, other
NBC television properties,
and various digital outlets.
NBC is scheduled to air
20 games, with 154 on NBC
Sports Network; 76 of the
telecasts will be in Spanish
on Telemundo or Mun2;
and 22 will be shown on
other NBC Sports Group
Windows for the nation-
al telecasts are 7 a.m. and
10 a.m. EST Saturdays on
NBCSN, and 12:30 p.m.

"I can't wait for Aug. 17to come and we get started.
It's about making this one of the key pillars of our
Mark Lazarus,
NBC Sports Group chairman

Arlo White (left) listens as Rebecca Lowe speaks during a joint
NBC and English Premier League (EPL) press conference on
Tuesday in New York. All 380 EPL games will be televised live
by NBC and its networks next season as part of a multiyear
contract. White will be the lead play-by-play voice during
coverage and Lowe will host the telecasts beginning Aug. 17.

on NBC; 8 a.m. Sunday
on NBCSN and 11 a.m.
on that channel and Tele-
mundo; and 2:30 p.m. EST:
Monday on NBCSN.
In addition, NBC is mak-
ing available free to all car-
riers of NBC Sports Net-

work a package of every
EPL game played at 10 a.m.
EST on Saturdays the
primary starting time in
' the Premier League. Called
PremierLeague ExtraTime,
it is similar to DirecTV's
NFL Sunday Ticket.

"I can't wait for Aug. 17 to
cqme and we get started,"
NBC Sports Group Chair-
man Mark Lazarus said.
"It's about making this one
of the key pillars of our
Arlo White, who cur-
rently calls MLS games on
NBCSN, will handle play by
play from England. Former
Premier League players
Lee Dixon and Graeme Le
Saux will handle analysis.
Former England national
team star Gary Lineker will
be a special contributor.
NBCSN plans 600 hours
of original and weekly
studio programming. Re-
becca Lowe, a fixture on
European soccer coverage
in Europe, will host a stu-
dio show from NBC's inter-
national broadcast center
in Stamford, Conn. But all
game production will be
done on-site in England;
with NBC using England-
based announcers on
games White doesn't work.
Lowe recognizes the
challenge of appealing to
not only the avid soccer
and EPL fans, but to the
casual viewers and even
to newcomers.
"It's a difficult balance,"
she said. "We have been
aware of that from Day 1.
I've never really had to do
"But I think Premier

League fans in America are
the most sophisticated of
football fans. Unlike back
home;you have to seek out
the games here or you
did until now. So we re-
spect that and how much
fans have put into follow-
ing the Premier League.
"I guess we would err on
the side of the sophisticat-
ed fans while still educat-
ing the more casual fans. It

can be done both ways."
Lowe pointed out that
something as simple as
league standings she
called it "the table," as all
Brits do are compiled
differently on each side of
theAtlantic. In the U.S., the
standings show wins, then
losses, then draws (never
ties, which are an entirely
different matter outside
the States). In England and
elsewhere, its wins, draws,
- Lowe added there won't
be any extra attention paid
to Americans playing in
the EPL "unless they are
part of the story."

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from?" I usually answer with the name
of a local working-class neighborhood
where people sound a bit rougher, and
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The questions are starting to get to me.
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should he do next? 4 K QJ 10 5
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2BR/1BA Hou se 6914 Oaks St,
Grand Ridge $450. Mo. + $450. Dep.
Call 850-592-5571
2BR/1BA Newly Renovated 2658 Railroad St
Open floor plan. Cottondale. No Pets.
$450 Mo. + $400 Dep. Call 850-352-4222
2BR/1BA With family Room 1100SF all updated
w/central air, country atomsphere with large
fenced yard. Near town off 73 North and Hwy
90 West. $550. Mo + Dep. Call 765-425-5288
3/2 brick with CH&A Alford FI
$695 moi + dep. 850-579-4317; 850-866-1965
Austin Tyler & Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
"P 850- 526-3355 or austintylerco.com
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"

For Rent Greenwood, Marianna, &
Cottondale, starting @ $375/mo.
Water/sewer/garb./ lawn maintincl.
,- 850-593-4700 o4


2/2 Mobile Home '$450 + deposit, appliances,
washer & dryer, water/garbage & sewer
.included 850-482-4455
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
.# 850-209-8847 4,
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottontiale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Roomate situation also available.
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2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 I
2BR 1BA at Millpond $495 + dep. very nice,
Water/sewer/lawn maintenance included,
v access to pond, No pets 850-209-3970

3/1 mbl. hm. appl. incl. located in Altha
$350. mo. + dep. 850-272-2972

* 3/2 Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home (by itself)
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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

Foreclosure Homes For Sale
2161' Katie Avenue. Grand Ridge 3BR/2BA
double wide mobile home with land. $49,000.
555 Satsuma Road. Chattahoochee.
3BR/1BA 1665SF home. $49,000.
Credit Union Owned. Call 850-663-2404

FSBO: 3BR/2BA Brick Home. Well maintained
and updated, fireplace with gas logs, new paint
and carpet, hardwood floors, nice yard 1 acre
with fruit trees. $129,900. Call 850-482-3233 or
850-209-0459 please leave message.

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1979 14x68 Riverchase 2/2,' fireplace, nicely
furnished, upgraded master bath, porch &
deck included $12,500.850-718-6541


Honda 2007 Foreman ATV;
2-wheel & 4-wheel Drive. Elec-
i trick wench, 190 hours on it;
$4800 OBO 334-596-9966

2008 Crownline 19 SS, 30.5
hrs. Mercruiser 4.3L, Facto-
... ry wakeboard tower, cus-
tom cover., snap-in carpet,
walk -thru transom, trailer
brakes, SS cleats, flip-up captain's chairs, Sony
marine stereo & sub-woofer, bimini top, stain-
less steel rub-rail upgrade, trailer tie downs, SS
windshield lock, SS cupholders, chrome wheels
Garage kept always. 334-796-9479
BOAT Crownline BR 180 135hp bimini top,
Crownline trailer, new tires, $7,000.
Eagle 2010 190 Yamaha
S 150 G3 bassboat
4-stroke warr 2014
Humminbird 788ci, 2
chairs, 2 butt seats, galv
trailer, hydraulic steering, many extras,
$18,500. Call 334-616-1918 or 334-355-0326
Pontoon Boat 2008 20ft. G3 fish & Cruise, pur-
chased new July 2009, 30 gallon gas tank, fish
finder, 90HP, 4-stroke, Yamaha engine. Exc. gas
mileage. Asking $15,000. 334-897-6929.

Jayco 2009 Jayflight FB22 Travel Trailer
sleeps 6, fully equipt $8500, 334-889-3383
Keystone 2006 Sidney Edition md# 30ROLS
30ft. pull behind. Like new, total use 7-8 times,
sheltered when not in use.
Asking $15,000 334-897-6929.
Rockwood 2007 Travel Trailer 33ft. 2bd. well
maintained, barn stored, great unit! $17,500.
334-899-6408 call before 8:30 pm

1999 Winnebago 32' motorhome:
Sleeps 6. Excellent condition. Gas engine with
gas saver system installed. 32K miles. Must see
to appreciate! $12,000. Call 334-685-3810
Fleetwood 1997 35ft Bounder: 1 slide-out, back-
up camera, leveling jacks, generator, low miles
39k, run goods, new tires. $17,500. OBO
Call 850-482-7554 or 850-209-3495


-T 1983 Buick LeSabre
Limited: Two owner
vehicle, and yes,it was a
little Grandmother's Car!! 123,500 mi, 5.0
liter V8, Sedan. All stock, All originalAM/FM
radio, power locks & windows, tilt steering;
remote outside mirror adjustments, original
velour seat covers, split front seats w/armrest,.
power adjustable driver's seat, heat/AC works
great, wire spoke hubcaps, big trunk, front
window power units replaced. Engine kept
tuned regularly, new battery, all belts, water
pump & hoses replaced, good tires. Vinyl roof
needs care Left front corner/side hit by deer.
Drives great, runs strong, cleans up nice!
$1,975. 334-687-2330 or maczack@bellsduth.net

BMW 1995, leather int. good gas mil. green in
color, 4-door $3,200. firm 334-793-2347
Buick 2005 LaSabre: 56k miles, beige, new tires,
fully loaded, beige leather interior, very nice
condition. $5,500. Call 334-589-0637
CHEVY 1995 CAPRICE-Clean, runs great, cold
air, fully loaded $3,500 OBO 334-355-1085, 334-

Pass Repo pass bankruptcy
S slow credit ok
$0 Down/ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title
12 months OR 1200 mile warranty
RIDE TODAY! FREE $25. gas giveaway
SCall Steve Pope 334-803-9550
S.Honda 2007 S-2000 76k mi.
iLet the top down and go
Mcrusing! Black on black
convertible. 6 spd. Adult
owned. Clean well maintained. Responsive lit-
tle rocket! below NADA. Come look, give it a
test drive & you'll be hooked. 334-805-4740
a Hyundai 2004 Sonata, V-
S 6, GlS, 4 door, automat-
68,000 miles, very clean,
$6475. Call 334-790-7959.
Mitsubishi 2004 Eclipse De-
pendable, one owner, great
gas mileage, sunroof, few mi-
nor blemishes, 120,000 mi,
Automatic. Asking $6,000.
Will take best offer. Call Jen-
nifer at 334-791-0143

1985 Harley Davidson
FXRT80. 37.000 miles.
n. $G. great shape. 000 obo.
-7-with $5,00 t o added,
chrome. $10,000 like new. Call 334-464-0639
2008 Harley Davidson
Softail Classic.
Like new, only 5900 miles.
SGold and black with lots of
chrome. Excellent condi-
tion. $12,000 obo. If interested, call Frank at
334-790-9733 or send email to fab@qraceba.net
Honda 2005 VTX 1300-R
aI -4 Nicest one in Alabama,
'AToo much chrome to list.
$7,500. Ken 334-693-9360

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,, 2012 Harley Road King
. ..;" Black. Only 1400 mi. 6 spd
"' 103 ci 1600cc, security sys-
tem, ABS brakes, cruise,
S9 .- btJ.J:: rest with luggage
rack. Bought last fall, still
under warranty. 2 helmets included. Wireless/
Bluetooth/ FM. radio intercom system. (approx
$600 value) Adult owned, title in hand. $16,500
obo. 334-794-9388 or pwt.1202@yahoo.com
Harley Davidson 2005 Dyna Low Rider, ridden,
$7000. DR Field and Brush trimer, exc. cond.
$800. 334-791-0701.
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

i Chevrolet 2003 Trailblazer
v 4X4. Excellent condition.
~ ". T Garage kept since pur-
chase. Fully loaded 4x4.
105,00 miles. Must see to
appreciate, Black with grey interior. $7,200.
Phone 850-956-2623
Ford 1998 Explorer XLT.
S-::" .-"- Red in color. Grey leather
-'."-...', ,t interior. 6 cyl. 112 k miles.
Very nice inside and out.
$5,500 OBO. Call or text 334-806-6004.
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Chevrolet 2007 Silverado 2-door, 8 cyl. silver in
color, 68,491 miles, $15,500. 334-797-8523.
Ford Tractor 9N with 4ft. bushhog,
good working condition. 229-869-0883.
Tractor 240 Massey Ferguson : deisel engine
with bottom plow, garage kept, less 600 hours,
good condition. $7,500. Call 334-794-3226

A Dodge 2005 Caravan STX,
V-6, loaded, 3rd row
seat, front and rear air,
103,000 miles, $5925. Call

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Case No: 2012 CA000049

Community South Credit Union,
Plaintiff, -
Dietrich G. Covington and Tina M. Covington,
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November
28, 2012, in Case Number 2012 CA 000049, of
the Circuit Court in and for Jackson County,
Florida, in which Community South Credit Un-
ion is the Plaintiff, and Dietrich G. Cdvington
and Tina M. Covington, are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Jackson County Courthouse; 4445 Lafay-
ette Street, Marianna, FL 32447, at 11:00,A.M.
on May 9,2013, the following-described prop-
erty set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
See Exhibit "A" attached
Notice is also given pursuant to 45.031(2)(f),
Florida Statutes, that any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
DATED: April 1, 2013.
Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Tammy Bailey
As Deputy Clerk
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy
of the foregoing Notice of Sale was furnished
by U.S. Mail on April 1, 2013 to:
Chad D. Heckman t
326 Williams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-6320
Dietrich G. Covington
Tina M. Covington
14486 Jamaica Dogwood Dr
Orlando, FL 32828-4830
Exhibit "A"
The N 1/2 of a parcel of land described as
One acre, more oi less, in the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4
of Section 34, Township 6 North, Range 13
West, being better described as: Beginning at a
point on East right of way line of State Road
No. 77 South of Graceville, 355 feet South of
boundary line; thence continue South on right
of way line of State Road No. 77 a distance of
210 feet; thence East 210 feet; thence North 210
feet; thence West 210 feet to the POINT OF BE-
GINNING, lying and being in Jackson County,

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In this Sept. 8,2012, photo, Oregon football coach Chip Kelly walks out of the tunnel with his team before their game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon proposed a
self-imposed two-year probation and the loss of a scholarship for, three years because of possible recruiting violations involving the Ducks' football program.

Documents: Oregon proposed 2-year probation

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. The Uni-
versity of Oregon ha acknowl-
edged major NCAA violations in
connection with football recruit-
ing and proposed a self-imposed
two-year probation with the loss
of one scholarship in each of
the next three years, according
to documents released by the
The revelations were made in
a summary disposition report
included in the documents re-
leased Monday night. The con-
tents were first reported by KATU
television in Portland.
Oregon and the NCAA have
failed to come to an agreement
on the matter and the case is
expected to go before the infrac-
tions committee at some point
this year. The NCAA began look-
ing into possible violations fol-
lowing reports about payments
Oregon made to recruiting ser-

vices, including a $25,000 pay-
ment to Willie Lyles and Hous-
ton-based Complete Scouting
Services in 2010. Lyles had a con-
nection with an Oregon recruit.
The NCAA will not comment
on the ongoing investigations.
Oregon's athletic department
issued a statement that said:
"The review is ongoing until the
NCAA Committee on Infractions
issues its final report. The integ-
rity of the process and our con-
tinued full cooperation with the
NCAA prohibits us from publicly
discussing the specifics of this
'The-university released 515
pages, of documents on Monday
night in response to public re-
cords requests. The documents
were heavily redacted and in-
cluded several drafts of the sum-
mary disposition report.
The report included details of
Oregon's relationship with Lyles.
Following allegations of pos-

sible violations in 2011, Oregon
released information that Lyles
had produced but it was largely
"There were underlying major
violations coupled with failure to
monitor violations involving the
head coach (2009 through 2011)
and the athletics department
(2008-2011)," the report said.
"While the violations were not
intentional in nature, coaches
and administrators of a sports
program at an NCAA member'
institution have an obligation to
ensure that the activities being
engaged in comply with NCAA
However, the summary dispo-
sition also noted no "lack of in-
stitutional control," typically one
of the most severe charges the
NCAA can bring after an investi-
gation of rules violations.
"There is no finding of lack of
institutional control and no find-
ings of unethical conduct," the

report said. "None of the under-
lying violations were intentional
in nature."
Chip Kelly was head coach at
Oregon for the past four seasons,
leading the Ducks to a 46-7 re-
cord with appearances in four
straight BCS bowl 'games in-
cluding a bid for the national
championship against Auburn in
2011. He left Oregon to become
headicoach of the Philadelphia
Eagles earlier this year.
"I am aware of the recent re-
ports and of the ongoing inves-
tigation being conducted by the
NCAA and the University of Or-
egon. While at Oregon, I know
we were fully cooperative with all
aspects of the investigation and
I will continue to contribute in
any way that I can. But until the
NCAA rules on the matter, I will
have no further comment," Kelly
said Tuesday in a statement re-
leased by the Eagles.
. Ducks offensive coordinator

Mark Helfrich was promoted to
head coach at Oregon following
Kelly's departure.
Oregon was penalized by the
NCAA in 2004 for a major vio-
lation involving the improper
recruitment of a junior college
player by an assistant coach. The
university was put on probation
for two years and the unidenti-
fied assistant coach was sus-
pended without pay for a week
and restricted from some recruit-
ing activities.
Oregon remained eligible for
postseason play and did not lose
any scholarships because of that
violation, which occurredin2003.
The case was resolved without a
formal hearing after the NCAA's
governing body agreed with the
university's proposed penalties.
The summary disposition, sub-
mitted Oct. 30 of last year, said
the NCAA had yet to determine
whether the previous penalty has
impact on the current case.

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McQueary lawsuit against

The Associated Press

whistleblower ahd defama-
tion lawsuit against Penn
State wil" go forward, a
judge ruled Tuesday, deny-
ing the university's request
to have it dismissed.
Former assistant foot-
ball coach Mike McQueary
sued the school in October,
claiming he was portrayed
as untruthful in state-
ments made in 2011 by the
university's president after
Jerry Sandusky's arrest.
Judge Thomas Gavin
said McQueary's lawsuit
makes sufficient claims
of "outrageous conduct"
on the part of the school
to keep the case alive. He
gave the school 20 days to
respond to the lawsuit filed
in October.
Penn State spokesman
Dave La Torre declined to
comment, and McQueary's
lawyer Elliot Strokoff did
not return a phone mes-
sage seeking comment.
.McQueary was a gradu-
ate assistant in February
2001 when he encounfered
Sandusky showering with a
boy in a team locker room,
complained about it to
then-head coach Joe Pater-
no and then met with the
two administrators about

that ended with a 45-count
guilty verdict against the

former de-
fensive co-
'has lost his
job at the
M c -

Qupary's lawsuit involves
a news release that Spanier
issued in support of Curley
and Schultz. Spanier gave
the two his unconditional
support and said he was
confident the record would
show the charges were
If the perjury charges
against Curley and Schultz
were groundless, Gavin
wrote, "one cannot help but;
deduce that McQueary's
contradictory testimony is
The judge said McQueary
asserts the university
"treated him like a leper to

Srenn, State t go lrwar' Field
be quarantined -outside of Schultz, remains a tenured. ence .
State College" in faculty membe Metal s4 59
the aftermath of and is on paid T-Post
the arrests of San- leave. Schultz has
dusky, Schultz and retired. Also valuable:
Wood Fence Post.
Curley, isolating Sandusky, 69, is 15x.5 ga. Barb Wire
him from long- appealing his case & Other Fencing SuppUes
standing friends while serving a i i '
and colleagues. 30- to 60-year state M i lla TxLal i
Additional charges were prison sentence. I(850)'482- 513
added last year against
Curley and Schultz, and
Spanier was also charged
in the alleged cover-up of
Sandusky complaints. A iExpctat lo s
week ago, a judge ruled
against their efforts to have K--U-BOA 0 -A
the charges thrown out,
and the next step could
ad the next step could h$0 Down & ('0 Financing for 36 Months
be a preliminary hearing ,
or appeals. All three men
deny the criminal allega- Expect Affordability
'tions against them. Expect Exceptional Performance

complete the last y on lear of Expect Signature Styling & Comfort
his contract as athletic di- Expect Full 4-- ear '30:'-)-Hour Warranty"
rector. Spanier, forced out
as president shortly after
he issued the news release ..,
in support of Curley and *1.

Sandusky was first
charged with child sexual
abuse in November 2011.. .
At the same time, athletic
director Tim Curley and
vice president Gary Schul-
tz, administrators who :
worked under then-presi-
dent Graham Spanier, were
accused of perjury and fail-
ure to properly report sus- BEN SAUNDERS, D.M .D.
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