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Informing more than 17,000 readers daily in print and online

Fla. officials find new GA__ILL_
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Calhoun County

Teen dies intraffic crash

Staff Report
A Calhoun County teen-
ager was killed in a traf-
fic crash early Tuesday
morning, just days before
finishing his junior year at
Blountstown High School.
According to Florida

Highway Patrol reports,
17-year-old Ryan Flow-
ers was driving a Ford 150
pickup truck eastbound
on County Road 392 just
before 7:30 a.m. and, ashe
made a left turn onto State
Road 71, crossed into the
path of a Kenworth T800

semi truck. The Kenworth
was southbound on SR 71
when the crash occurred.
The front of the Kenworth
collided with the left side
of the pickup. The other
driver, 45-year-old East-
point resident Raymond
Pelt, was not injured in the

crash. Both vehicles came
to rest in the northbound
shoulder and travel lane of
BHS principal Dr. Deb-
bie Williams said counsel-
ors were made available to
students throughout the
day Tuesday and would

be there as long as they're
needed while Flowers'
school mates continue to
deal with the loss.
"He was a wonderful stu-
dent," Williams said. "He
excelled in the academic
area and was an all around
good kid. He was in all

honors classes. He was in
the National Honor Soci-
ety and VICA. He grew up
in this school system, and
he was a low-key, depend-
able young man. He was a
hard worker and was prob-
ably in the top four of,his






A widespread CenturyLink internet
outage across several states left agen-
cies, individuals and businesses scram-
bling to adjust for the lock-out Tuesday,
including many in Jackson County.
A CenturyLink customer service rep-
resentative said at least 21 states and
roughly 1 million customers were af-
fected. The representative said early
Tuesday afternoon that the company
was still trying to determine exactly
what went wrong. Although company
representatives said it could be 6 p.m.
before the issue was resolved, the out-
age was beginning to right itself by
noon. An investigation into the root
cause of the problem is under way at
CenturyLink, according to public rela-
tions representative Carmen Butler,
who said some issues with core rout-
ers that transfer data have already been
identified. The company's internet ser-
vice was out here for several hours, ap-
parently affecting the vast majority of
its customers in the service area.
In Jacks9n County, itMleft hundreds of
school students without access to vital
End-Of-Course testing sites.
Jackson County Director of Student
Services Shirl Williams said middle
and high school students were locked
out of mandatory tests for Algebra I,
U.S. history, biology and geometry, but
the tests scheduled for Tuesday will be
opened up for students today unless
another outage disrupts that plan. The
EOC tests have been under way about a
week, Williams said, and the county has
a two-week window in which to have
students complete them. Additionally,
there are make-up days built into the
testing schedule.
Without email, school officials and
many others resorted to cell phone text
messaging to communicate with the
outside world. The outage came the
day after a battery failure put the phone



From right, Tan Jones, Ellie Grimsley and Maggie Moulton paint their pots during Covenant Hospice's third annual Junior Flower Pot
Workshop Saturday.


Tre Jones turns her pot sideways a little so she
can add some lettering to it.

W Ith the help
of art teacher
Menacof, 40 children
were turning flower
pots into works of art
for a good cause
Saturday. The event,
the third annual
Junior Flower Pot
Workshop, was put on
by Covenant Hospice
in preparation for its
Garden Gala on June
22. During the gala,
the youngsters' flower
pot masterpieces will
be put up for auction
to raise money for the

Lucie Taylor turns her pot so she can add another
batch of polka dots during Covenant Hospice's Junior
Flower Pot Workshop.

CSX wraps 9-week maintenance project

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Railroad ties lay alongside the tracks in preparation for an
upcoming repair project on Feb. 26 in Sneads.


Good news for Panhandle travel-
ers: Minor traffic disruptions due
to the CSX railroad tie replacement
project have come to an end.
Bernard McAdams, who works with
CSX contractor North American Rail
Services, said he and his team were
wrapping up the months-long work
Crews were in Argyle, west of Ponce
de Leon, loading equipment to clear
the area. In less than nine weeks,

McAdams said, a crew of 90-100
workers replaced approximately
96,000 railroad ties between there
and their Chattahoochee starting
No major incidents or delays were
encountered during the routine
maintenance, McAdams reported,
not even from the touch of flooding
we had in February.
"The rain helps us," he said. "It
keeps the rails cool."
Cool rails are good, but blood tem-
peratures have been known to rise
when a work project like this rolls

into town. Despite their lengthy stay
and occasional interference with
the regular flow of traffic, McAdams
said he and his team were met with
friendly, helpful people from the
communities involved. He was espe-
cially complimentary of cooperation
received from local police and ad-
ministrators in the city of Marianna
and Washington County.
The Panhandle project has come to
a close, but the work hasn't stopped
for McAdams and his crew. They're
moving on down the line, eyeing
their next stop: Greenville, Ala.



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Publisher Valeria Roberts

Circulation Manager Dena Oberski

Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL32446
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 Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
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
odcupied 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.

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

Blood Drive 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cottondale
High School. Call 482-9821 ext. 231 to schedule an
n Jackson County Senior Appreciation Day
- 8:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at Jackson County Agricul-
tural Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna.
Help celebrate Older Americans Month sponsored
by Jackson County Senior Citizens and enjoy food,
fun, fellowship and entertainment by Trish Brannon.
Call 482-5028.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Basic Computer Class Part 2 Noon to 3 p.m.
at Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90, Marianna. Free class teaches basic components
and use of a computer. Call 526-0139.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year -1-3 p.m. at Cottondale Elementary
School. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years old on
or before September 1 and Early Head Start is for
children 2 years old or younger. Bring the inI:li s
birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of all
family income and completed registration forms.
Registration packets are available at the school
site or the Early Childhood Programs office. Call
482-1266. "
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Early Childhood Center
in Marianna. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years
old on or before September 1 and Early Head Start
is for children 2 years old or younger. Bring the
child's birth certificate, Social Security card, proof
of all family income and completed registration
forms. Registration packets are available at the
Early Childhood Programs office. Call 482-1266.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14'
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Graceville Elementary
School. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years old on
or before September 1 and Early Head Start is for
children 2 years old or younger. Bring the child's
birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of all
family income and completed registration forms.
Registration packets are available at the school
site or the Early Childhood Programs office. Call
) Jackson County School District Preschool/

Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m: at Malone School. Pre-
school is for children 3 or 4 years old on or before
'September 1 and Early Head Start is for children 2
years old or younger. Bring the child's -,irtii certifi-
cate, Social Security card, proof of all family income
and completed registration forms. Registration
packets are available at the school site or the Early
Childhood Programs office. Call 482-1266.
Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Public
Hearing on HB 711 5:30 p.m. in the Hudnall
Medical Office Building Community Room, 4230
Hospital Drive in Marianna. Call 718-2629.

) Job Club Noon to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills; get job search assis-
tance. Call 526-0139.
Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
Noon at Jackson Hospital Hudnall Building in
-hi_! C r..,iTi'irtll / Room. Free to attend. Curriculum
developed by ex-smokers for those who want to
become ex-smokers themselves. Call 482-6500.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Cottondale Elementary
School. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years old on
or before September 1 and Early Head Start is for
children 2 years old or younger. Bring the child's
birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of all
t ii income and completed registration forms.
Registration packets are available at the school
site or the Early Childhood Programs office. Call
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Early Childhood Center
in Marianna. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years
old on or before September 1 and Early Head Start
is for children 2 years old or younger. Bring the
child's birth certificate, Social Security card, proof
of all family income and completed registration
forms. Registration packets are available at the
Early Childhood Programs Office. Call 482-1266.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Grand Ridge School. Pre-
school is for children 3 or 4 years old on or before
September land Early Head Start is for :hriiiijr; 2
years old or younger. Bring the child's birth certifi-
cate, Social Security card, proof of all family income

and completed registration forms. Registration
packets are available 3t hre :i:r.:.: hi site or the Early
Childhood Programs office. Call 482-1266.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Malone School. Pre-
school is for children 3 or 4 years old on or before
September 1 and Early Head Start is for children 2
years old or younger. Bring the child's birth certifi-
cate, Social Security card, proof of all family income
and completed registration forms. Registration
packets are available at the school site or the Early
C hih,:,,:,d Programs office. Call 482-1266.
) Employability Workshop, "Mock Interview-
ing" 2:30 :. r .: thie Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326
for more information.
) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Physician
Recruitment Committee Meeting 5:30 p.m. in
the Hospital Classroom. Call 718-2629.
) Town of Grand Ridge Regular Monthly Council
Meeting 6 p.m. at the Grand Ridge Town Hall. The
public is invited to attend. Call 592-4621.
) Free Parent Workshop 6:30 p.m. at Sneads
Assembly of God Church, featuring award winning
speaker, author and Emmy nominee Julie Marie
Carrier. Sponsored by the Florida Department of
Health. Call 850-245-4464.
) Chipola College Children's Theatre Produc-
tion of "Alice in Wonderland" 7 p.m. at the
Chipola Center for the Arts. Tickets are sold out.
Call 718-2227.

) Knitters Nook 10 a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.
) Jackson County School District Preschool/
Early Head Start Registration for the 2013-14
School Year 1-3 p.m. at Early Childhood Center
in Marianna. Preschool is for children 3 or 4 years
old on or before September 1 and Early Head Start
is for children 2 years old or younger. Bring the
child's birth certificate, Social Security card, proof
of all family income and completed registration
forms. Registration packets are 3i ,i ale at the
Early Childhood Programs office. Call 482-1266.
) Book Signing 2-5 p.m. at Chipola River Book
and Tea, 4402 Lafayette St. in Marianna. Local au-
thor Allie Gail will be signing her new book "Winter's

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
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Marianna Police
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for May 6, the latest
available report: One accident,
one stolen vehicle, one suspi-
cious vehicle, three suspi-
cious persons, one burglary,
one verbal disturbance, two
burglar alarms, six traffic stops,
one civil dispute, two trespass
complaints, one follow-up
investigation, one noise distur-
bance, one public service call,
one patrol request and one 911

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for May 6, the latest available

report: One drunk pedestrian,
one dead person, one missing
juvenile, one abandoned ve-
hicle, three suspicious vehicles,
three suspicious incidents, one
suspicious person, two ar-
rests, two burglaries, six verbal
one fire with
~_ "__ police response,
C ItR ME 21 medical
calls, one traf-
fic crash, two
burglar alarms, 14 traffic stops,
three larceny complaints, one
criminal mischief complaint,
two civil disputes, one trespass
complaint, two follow-up inves-
tigations, two juvenile com-
plaints, one assault, one suicide
attempt, six animal complaints,
one fraud complaint, two
assists of motorists or pedes-
trians, four assists of other
agencies, two public service

calls, two welfare checks, three
transports, one open door or
window and one 911 hang-up.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Kendric Bolton, 21, 2103
Draper St., Dothan, Ala., car-
rying a concealed weapon,
on-line solicitation, traveling to
meet a minor, lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation.
) Samuel Gibson, 31, 2485
Cedar lane, Marianna, sale of
marijuana-two counts.
) Josie Johnson, 24, P.O. Box
575, Marianna, violation of
state probation.
)) Deanna Hires, 20, 3158
Bump Nose Road, Marianna,
trafficking in hydrocodone.

)) William Eubanks, 33, 5241
Johns Lane, Marianna, driv-
ing while license suspended or
) Jonathan Hartsfield, 31, 3461
Skyline Drive, Greenwood, sale
of marijuana, sale of alprozol-
am, trafficking in hydrocodone.
Jacob Cruce, 29, 174 Rock
Point Road, Woodstock, Ala.,
driving while license suspended
or revoked, fleeing/attempting
to elude.
a Tommy Blizzard, 19, 6003
Fort Road, Greenwood, viola-
tion of county probation.
) Freddie Harris, 52, 2031 Tan-
ner Road, Marianna, battery-
domestic violence.

Jail Population: 198

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

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

USDA announces sign-up for Conservation Reserve Program

Special to the Floridan

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack recently announced the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
will conduct a four-week general
sign-up for the Conservation Re-
serve Program beginning May 20
and ending on June 14.
CRP has a 27-year legacy of
protecting the nation's natural
resources through voluntary
participation, while providing
significant economic and en-
vironmental benefits to rural
communities across the United
States. Under Secretary Vilsack's
leadership, USDA has enrolled
11.7 million acres in various CRP
"Since the 1980s, the CRP pro-
gram has established itself as. a
benchmark in voluntary conser-
vation efforts, providing Ameri-
can producers with assets to ad-
dress our most critical resource
issues," said Vilsack. "Last year,
during one of the worst droughts
in generations, the CRP proved
vital in protecting our most en-
vironmentally sensitive lands
from erosion. Emergency haying

and grazing on CRP lands also
supplied critical feed and for-
age for livestock producers due
to the drought. And the program
continues to bring substantial
returns to rural areas, attracting
recreation and tourism dollars
into local economies while sus-
taining natural and wildlife hab-
itat for future generations."
Currently, about 27 million
acres are enrolled in CRP, which
is a voluntary program available
to agricultural producers to help
them safeguard environmen-
tally sensitive land. Producers
enrolled in CRP plant long-term,
resource-conserving covers to
improve the quality of water,
control soil erosion and enhance
wildlife habitat. Contracts on 3.3
million acres of CRP are set to
expire on September 30. Produc-
ers with expiring contracts or
producers with environmentally
sensitive land are encouraged
to evaluate their options under
Producers that are accept-
ed in the sign-up can receive
cost-share assistance to plant
long-term, resource-conserving

covers and receive an annual
rental payment for the length
of the contract (10-15 years).
Producers also are encouraged
to look into CRP's other enroll-
ment opportunities offered on
a continuous, non-competitive,
sign-up basis that often provide
additional financial assistance.
Continuous sign-up dates will
be announced at a later date.
Over the past 27 years, farm-
ers, ranchers, conservationists,
hunters, fishermen and other
outdoor enthusiasts have made
CRP one of the largest and most
important USDA efforts. CRP
continues to make major con-
tributions to national efforts to
improve water and air quality
and to prevent soil erosion by
protecting the most sensitive
areas including those prone to
flash flooding and runoff. CRP
has also helped increase popula-
tions of pheasants, quail, ducks
and rare species, like the sage
grouse, the lesser prairie chicken
and other grassland birds. High-
lights of CRP include:
) CRP has restored more than
two million acres of wetlands

and two million acres of riparian
) Each year, CRP keeps more
than 600 million pounds of ni-
trogen and more than 100 mil-
lion pounds of phosphorous
from flowing into our nation's
streams, rivers and lakes;
) CRP provides $1.8 billion
annually to landowners, dollars
that make their way into local
economies, supporting small
businesses and creating jobs;
) CRP is the' largest private
lands carbon sequestration pro-
gram in the country. By placing
vulnerable cropland into conser-
vation, CRP sequesters carbon
in plants and soil and reduces
both fuel and fertilizer usage.
In 2012, CRP resulted in carbon
sequestration equal to taking
about nine million cars off the
The Obama Administration is
leading a host of federal agen-
cies in the America's Great Out-
doors initiative to develop, a
21st-century conservation agen-
da and reconnect Americans to
the outdoors. At the same time,

DAV PutsUp New Sign

A new sign is being
placed on Blue
Springs Highway at
the corner of DAV
Lane by members
of Chapter 22
Disabled American
Veterans. Pictured
with the sign
(from left) are:
Gene Peacock,
Jerry McCormick,
Leon Kelly, Carlos
Jones and Enoch

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Mary Almand, employment specialist at the local Goodwill Career Training Center, recently
spoke with Jackson County Adult Education students regarding the opportunities offered by
Goodwill Industries. Almand; pictured above, discussed the various programs from money
sense to employment skills that are available at the Marianna Career -Training Center. For
additional information on programs available, call Mary Almand at the Goodwill Training Center
at 526-0139.

MIarriage,F :E'i.'- report

The following marriages and divorces
were recorded in Jackson County during
the week of April 29-May 3:
)) Justin Wiley Davis and Suzzanne
Michelle Smith.
) Steavon Douglas Barrentine and
Genie Lee Hereld.
) Dylan Michael Halstead and Tiffany
Meagan Stephens.
) Albert Clay Milton and Megan
Camille Stewart.
) Mixar Isaac Montufar and Angelina
Solana Lopez.

)) Adam Lawson Weiland and Marie
Nicole Wieda.
)) Andrew Watson Ezzell and Shelley
Morgan Pruett.
) Craig James Rountree and Dixie Lynn
) David Wayne Pledger and Tammy
Michele Burt.
) Austin Kyle Awad and Elena Patricia
) Jared Glenn Beaty and Kelli Nicole
n Katina Bell vs. Antonio Speights.

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USDA continues to enroll a re-
cord number of acres of private
working lands in conservation
programs, working with more
than 500,000 farmers and ranch
ers to implement conserva-
tion practices that clean the air
we breathe, filter the water we
drink and prevent soil erosion:
Since 2009, USDA has enrolled
more than 50 million acres into
the Conservation Stewardship
Program to incentivize the most
productive, beneficial conserva-
tion practices.
The USDA's work in the Chesa-
peake Bay watershed, the Mis-
sissippi River Basin and Gulf of
Mexico are among 19 initiatives
applying the most effective con-
servation practices to increase
agricultural and environmental
returns. USDA science is also
helping to focus work in areas
to reduce problematic nutri-
ents making it to rivers and
streams by as much as 45
For more information on CRi
and other FSA programs, visit 4
local FSA service center or ww ,

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1. $3.29, McCoy's Food Mart,
2823 Jefferson St., Marianna
2. $3.31, Murphy Oil, 2255 Hwy.
71 S., Marianna
3. $3.31. Pilot. 2209 Hwy. 71,
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Waste of time
It was a bit juvenile for Democrats to employ a
stalling tactic to protest Florida House leaders' op-
position to Medicaid expansion, but it's really no
bigger of a waste of time than what conservatives in the
chamber have been pulling all session.
As the legislative session winds to a close this week,
House Democrats invoked a procedural maneuver
requiring that bills be read in their entirety. It was their
way of objecting to House Republicans' refusal to ac-
cept federal money that the state is due under President
Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Will Weatherford told reporters that it
was "disappointing and unbecoming" for Democrats to
slow the legislative process.
Such a stunt wouldn't have been necessary if House
Republicans spent more time working on a compro-
mise to provide health care coverage for 1.2 million
Floridians who lack it a priority of tnone other than
Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
That's what their Senate colleagues did, passing a bill
that would accept more than $50 billion federal dollars
to increase health care coverage. Rather than expand
Medicaid, the measure would give, money to residents
to buy private insurance.
It's not an ideal solution, but it's a real solution. House
Republicans instead chose to play to their conserva-
tive base with a measure that would use $237 million in
state funds to cover just 115,000 residents.
"In politics these days a lot of people say 'No' and
walk away," Weatherford said. "We didn't say no. We of-
fered up an alternative."
The House bill would give recipients $2,000 a year to
choose their own private insurance plans that would re-
quire a $25 monthly premium and likely have high de-
ductibles. In other words, it's as effective an alternative
as providing a free box of Band-Aids to every resident
lacking insurance and wishing them the best.
Instead of working on a plausible alternative, House
conservatives have been busy with divisive social issues
that have little impact on the lives of Floridians. They've
wasted time worrying about a Sharia law threat that
doesn't exist, passing abortion bills that duplicate exist-
ing laws and sending a completely useless message to
Obama about gun rights.
Conservatives proudly tout these measures and their
opposition to accepting federal health care dollars as
sticking to their principles. More accurately, they're
sticking it to poor people who aren't getting any healthi-
er during the legislative dilly dallying. Hopefully the
stalling tactic gave conservatives time to think about
what a waste they've made of the session.
Gainesville Sun

Contact yoi r 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
Coley 850-718-0047
State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-District 1
District Office:
4300' Legendary Drive
'<-a *Suite 230
Destiny, FL 32541
Gaetz 866-450-4366 (toll free)

U.S. Congress
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-2
1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
S U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
S www.BillNelson.Senate.gov
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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Senate proves value, stops bad education idea

The Florida Senate proved
its value on Tuesday by
not approving SB 0862, the
Parent Empowerment in Educa-
tion Act better known as the
"Parent Trigger" bill. The tie vote
- 20-20, the same tally as last year
- effectively killed the proposed
The House version passed with
the backing of former Gov. Jeb
Bush's Foundation for Florida's Fu-
ture and another group headed by
Michelle Rhee, former Washington,
D.C., schools chancellor. The pro-
posal gave parents whose children
are in a "failing" public school the
power to organize a petition drive
in support of a school turnaround
The bill'pulled the trigger" for
parents after a school received a
failing grade and 50 percent plus
one of the school parents signed a
petition in support of one of three
turnaround options:
) Convert the school to a charter
school managed by the district or
private management company;
) Put a corrective plan into effect
) Close the school and transfer
students to another school in the


Supporters saw the bill as a
means of giving parents a voice
in the running of a neighborhood
school. Most Florida parent organi-
zations, including the Florida PTA,
disagreed and lobbied the Florida
Senate to reject it.
The Senate version was thought
to have a chance of passage be-
cause it had been amended to give
school boards the power to reject
the turnaround plan proposed by
the parents. If the district chose a
plan different from one proposed
by parents, then the school board
had to provide a report setting
forth the reasons why the parent's
option was rejected and the
reasons why another option was
Fortimately, cooler heads pre-
vailed and Republican state Sens.
Nancy Detert, Miguel Diaz de la

Portilla, Rene Garcia, Jack Lat-
vala, Greg Evers and Charlie Dean
joined forces with the Democratic
School superintendents and
boards need to focus on improving
their failing schools, not finding
new ways to close them or shuffle
them off to for-profit charter school
management companies.
Parents of students in failing
schools don't necessarily have
the skill sets to develop correc-
tive plans. That puts them at the
mercy of those profiteers who have
figured out how to make money off
the public school system.
Few parents would vote to close
schools in their-neighborhoods.
That leaves only one viable option
for them charter school. The
school board and superintendent
of schools get to unload a school
that is hurting their evaluations.
They can pass the problem off on
someone else.
The "Parent Trigger" was a bad
idea with loads of unintended con-
sequences. Once'again, the Florida
Senate saved the Legislature from
Rick Outzen is the publisher/editor of
Pensacola's Independent News. He can be
reached at rick@inweekly.net.

Session's ending: chess, poker, lots of hide and seek


S urely with a Republican
governor, Senate and House,
the legislative session will
run smoothly, and agreement,
cooperation and mutual goals will
highlight a timely and successful
To the average observer, it's hard
to fathom why this is not neces-
sarily the case. Perhaps it's ego or
ambition or even human nature.
But after 16 years in the Florida
Legislature, I have learned that,
despite the good intentions, it gets
really interesting during the last
week of the legislative session.
Legislators get'antsy when their
bills aren't on the agenda or when
their budget items are threatened.
This is a time of confusion, when
rational people don't act rationally
and when fear gives way to strange
twists of fate.
Bills that appeared to have died
mysteriously come back to life.
Legislation that looked like a sure
thing takes an unexpected turn
for theworse. Brand new issues
and spending items appear out of
Tempers flare, weariness sets in,
and allies turn into opponents.
Strange bedfellows emerge. Feel-
ings are hurt, debate gets dramatic,
facts get a little fuzzy and deals get
broken. -
It becomes very difficult to know
who is responsible for what, who
to trust and what the true inten-
tions are. Things are not always
what they seem and even the most
seasoned observer doesn't fully
comprehend what is happening.
This distrust and paranoia create
the perfect environment for rumor,
innuendo and planted ideas to take
Instead of a solid roadmap to get
there, the act of governing turns
into a complex series of contests.
The game of politics involves a little
chess, a little poker, some domi-
noes and a whole lot of "hide and
seek." There's also a lot of inside
The Art of Chess: First move goes
to the Legislature, whose leaders
hold up the governor's priorities
until he acts on theirs. Fearing

vetoes from the governor, the 2013
Legislature sent him three of its pri-
ority bills: ethics, campaign finance
and alimony. The timing ensured
he would have to act before session
ended, allowing time for a legisla-
tive override. It also provided time .
for the Legislature to decide its next
move on his priority bills, which
legislative leaders are strategically
holding back: an across-the-board
$2,500 teacher pay raise and a tax
cut for manufacturing equipment.
Much like in politics, the art of
chess usually lies in a combination
of surprise and sacrifice to achieve
a sudden advantage.
The governor responds.
The governor hinted at vetoes
and waited until the deadline to
act. Despite the governor emphati-
cally stating that no one has made
the case for increased campaign
contribution limits, he signed the
campaign finance bill as well as
the ethics bill. Knowing the fate of
his priority bills hung in the bal-
ance might have affected his deci-
sion to sign the bills pushed by
the Senate president and speaker
of the House. He vetoed alimony
reform, the third bill; which was
not necessarily a top priority of
As in chess, the moves will be.
slow and deliberate. Strategies will
continually change depending on
each other's moves. To complicate
matters, the Senate and House
have separate agendas and don't
act in unison.
Poker Anyone? House Democrats
haven't been dealt a great hand but
they do have a few cards to play.
During the last week of session,
when the House speaker needs
total control over his chamber,
House Democrats had an ace up
their sleeve.
With only 44 members in the 120-
member House and upset that the
speaker would not accept federal
Medicaid funds to provide medical
coverage to 1.1 million Floridians,
they invoked the extraordinary
procedural step of requesting that
every bill taken up in the Florida
House was to be read in full. Their
hope was to draw attention to their
desire for House passage of the
Senate's bipartisan health coverage

expansion plan.
Rather than fold, the speaker
called their bluff and employed an
automated reader named Mary
to read the bills in their entirety,
slowing down the House's progress
and losing some needed control
in dealing with the Senate and
The risky move by the Demo-
cratic caucus could foster public
support but is more likely to result
in the loss of budget items and bill
movement for its members.
Hide and Seek: When an issue
or a spending item becomes too
controversial, is not moving or
cannot muster enough votes, the
game of "hide and seek" begins.
This can take several forms, in-
cluding attaching it to a bill that
is moving and hope it flies under
the radar; bouncing it between
chambers with time running out;
or getting it done in the budget
conference process.
Historically, when the House
and Senate go to conference to
work out, differences in the budget,
they only addressed issues that
were in one of the two budgets. A
new disturbing trend developed:
Brand new issues that had not gone
through any committee or public
hearing were introduced during
conference where they were hidden
in plain sight. Conference reports
and conforming bills have become
the breeding ground for the most
In the confusion and hectic pace
of the last few days of session, with
manufactured chaos used to mask
their sneaky actions, even the most
experienced legislator fails ir the
"hide and seek" ritual.
Wouldn't it be refreshing if these
games were replaced by a system-
atic process of moving-bills'as they
become available; giving every bill
an up or down voteon-its merits,
and working .together across par-
ties, across chambers and across
governmhntil brahichles t6 slowly
and defiberadt'ly each consensuss
on the state's priorities?
May r
Paula Dockep li lted as a Republican
state senator front akeiand after 16 years in
the Florida Le islature. She c .: 1 I l i
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Little Miss Winners (from left) Little Miss Malone, and Shelby
Kate Askew; 2nd Runner Up, Emma Bishop; 1st Runner Up,
VonLoris Davis and Ad Sale Winner, Macy Jordan.

Malone crowns

new queens

Special to the Floridan

Shelby Kate Askew; Junior
Miss, Kaylee Hatcher;
Teen Miss, Taylor Duraso;
Miss, Tessa Shack; Ad
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Miss Congeniality, Lorna

Junior Miss Winners (from left) 2nd Runner Up, Lacy
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and Miss Congeniality, Lorna Shaw.

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and 1st Runner Up, Ivy Diaz.

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and 3rd Runner Up, Tierra Brooks. ___

Pilot Club makes donation for MHS Football helmets

Special to the Floridan
The Pilot Club of Mari-
anna, Inc. is pleased to
announce the award of
matching grant funds
through Pilot International
Foundation for the Mari-
anna High School Football
Helmets Project.
The grant money will be
utilized in the purchase
of state of the art, concus-
sion reduction helmets.
Public awareness, recent
legislation and efforts by
the Florida High School
Athletic Association have
placed much attention on
preventing concussions
and traumatic brain injury.
With this award of $4,000
from Pilot International
Foundation, coupled with
matching funds of $4,000
raised with the "Big Hits
Barbecue" last fall, approx-
imately thirty four helmets
will be purchased.
Pilot International Foun-
dation Matching Grant
Program has disbursed
over $1,100,000 since its
inception. Pilot Interna-
tional Foundation's three,
grant programs support
projects assisting people
with brain-related disor-
ders, brain injury preven-
tion and community emer-
gency response projects.
Through these programs,

The Pilot Club of Marianna
recently presented a check
to Marianna High School
football coach Mark Beach
for the purchase of new
concussion reduction
helmets. Pictured (from left)
Claudia Smith, Judy Lanier,
Mark Beach, Pat Furr, and
Keith Williams.

Mark Beach, football coach at Marianna High School, holds
new and old football helmets.

Pilot members reach tens
of thousands of people an-
nually. These projects are
possible through the com-
bined effort of Pilot mem-
bers, donors and Pilot In-
ternational Foundation.
For more information on

Pilot International Foun-
dation go to www.pilotin-
ternational.org. For in-
formation about the Pilot
Club of Marianna, please
contact Judy Lanier, Club
President at 526-3805 or
any Pilot Club member.

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Fla. wildlife officials say

they've found a new fish

The Associated Press

wildlife officials say they've
discovered a new species
of fish in the southeastern
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
scientists say the fish they
have found is a new spe-
cies of black bass. They've
proposed naming it the
Choctaw bass, with the
scientific name of Microp-
terus haiaka.
The discovery was- re-
vealed at a meeting of the
Southern Division of the
American Fisheries Society
earlier this year.
The wildlife commission
says scientists first noticed
a new DNA profile while
testing a bass specimen
from the Chipola River in
2007 as part of a broader
genetic study of bass.
"We didn't set out to find
a new species. It found us,"

said Mike Tringali, head of
the genetics laboratory at
the wildlife commission's
Fish and Wildlife Research
The new species later
was founti in coastal riv-
er systems in Alabama
and the western Florida
The new fish's name was
chosen because its range
overlaps the historic range
of the Native American
Choctaw, Tringali said.
"Haiaka" is a Choctaw
word meaning "revealed"
or "manifest," he said.
The American Fisheries
Society still must approve
the proposed scientific
Scientists say the Choc-
taw bass is physically very
similar to the spotted bass,
and that's why no one had
previously distinguished
the two different species,
in spite of decades of bass

Home signs warn of predators

The Associated Press

STARKE Brian Speer
thought he had completed
all of his obligations when
he registered in Bradford
County as a convicted sex
predator after serving an
eight-year prison sentence
for child molestation.
But now, in addition to
submitting to a public
registry for .sex offenders,
he has a permanent re-
minder of his crime post-
ed right in his front yard:
a bright red sign reading,
"Brian Speer is a convicted
Sexual Predator and lives
at this location."
The sign is one of 18 the
Bradford County Sheriff's
Office erected in mid-April
outside the homes of con-
victed sex predators.
The signs have been
praised by many residents
in the small rural county
southwest of Jacksonville,
but some question wheth-
er the new measure reach-
es too far and could be ha-
rassment against people
who have served jail terms
and already submit to the
public registry. Neighbor-
ing Baker County started a
similar program six years
"I think it's a lot of bull,"
said Speer, who was con-
victed of lewd or lascivi-
ous molestation in 2004.
"I believe that anybody
that has any criminal
background should have a
sign in front of their house
if we have one in front of
Bradford officials say

IS 0 co .'

A sign posted by authorities is shown outside the residence of
registered sex predator John Goodman in Starke on Monday.

they are working within
the discretion afforded by
state statutes, which man-
date that the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforce-
ment use the Internet to
notify the public of all sex-
ual predators and requires
that a sheriff or police
chief conduct community
notification of a sexual
predator's presence.
- It does not specify how
that community notifi-
cation must take place.
It traditionally has been
done through fliers, print
and television media, and
websites, but Bradford
County Sheriff Gordon
Smith thought his office
could do more.
The federal Sex Offend-
er and Registration Act,
passed in 2006, sets mini-
mum standards for sex of-
fender notification across
the country. There is no

central database to track
how agencies notify resi-
dents, but counties and
towns in other states have
tried sign programs with
mixed success. Judges
have ordered signs to be
posted outside the homes
of specific sex offenders in
cases in Texas, Louisiana
and Oregon.
Sign placement also has
been shot down. In 2009,
a Kansas appeals court
overturned a judge's order
requiring a sex offender
to post signs on both his
home and vehicle. ,
In Bradford County,
Smith said that when
his chief of jails told him
about Baker County's sign
program, he jumped at
the idea.
Brad Smith, the office's
chief of operations, said
the sheriff cleared it with
the county attorney. The

sheriff then floated the
idea on social media in
March, with an over-
whelmingly positive re-
sponse, and the first signs
were posted April 16.
"We realized it was not
only a good idea, but
something important to
ensure that a consistent
notification was being
made," Brad Smith said.
He said residents not living
in Bradford County when
original notifications go
out could be unaware of
a sexual predator's pres-
ence. With permanent
signs, that is less likely.
He also said cost was not
an issue: the signs cost
$10 each, and inmate la-
bor is used to erect them.
Baker County Sheriff
Joey Dobsori said he is
proud of the new program
and happy others are
adopting it. *
"I know the predators
are not real fond of it," he
said. "I understand, but
I think it's important for
the community to know
where these people live."
The signs are only for
sexual predators, not for
all sex offenders, Brad
Smith said. Florida de-
fines a sexual predator as
someone who has been
convicted of a first-degree
sex crime such as child
molestation or sexual bat-
tery or has been convicted
of two second-degree sex.
crimes such as solicitation
of a minor or lewd, lascivi-
ous, or indecent assault. A
judge also can designate a
person a sex predator.

State & Nation Briefs

Soldiers say 'thank
you' for free meal
Eleven soldiers from
Fort Bragg, N.C., want to
say "thank you" to who-
ever paid for their meal
at a Florida'Panhandle
The soldiers stopped at
Sonny's BBQ restaurant in
Fort Walton Beach on their
last day of a two-week
training mission last week.
When they went to pay,
they were.told the check
had already been taken
care of.
Rose Lintz, whose
husband Philip was in the
group, emailed the North-
west Florida Daily News
about the kind act.
The soldiers say an older
customer held the door
open for them when they
entered the restaurant.
The soldiers chatted with
the man and his wife until
they were all seated. The
couple left first.
The waitress told them
their meal had been paid
for but wouldn't say who

Deputies: 47 dogs in
deplorable conditions
County couple surren-
dered 47 dogs most of
them Dachshunds after
Polk County sheriff's
deputies found them
stacked in cages without
food and water inside an
Auburndale home.
'The deputies found
the dogs Friday while
investigating reports of
drug activity at the home.
Randell Huggins, 49, and
Bernice Walskey, 55, were
charged with 40 counts
each of confining an
animal without sufficient
food. In addition, Walskey
faces charges of making
and selling synthetic mari-
juana, which is a felony.
According to an arrest
report, Huggins, agreed
to walk deputies through
the house to prove the al-
legations weren't true. But

before he let them in, he
went inside to round up
loose dogs.
The Ledger ofLakeland
reports that Walskey,
arrived pulled up while
the deputies were waiting
to go inside the house. A
sheriff's dog detected the
scent of possible drugs
and deputies found two
bags of "Hawaiian Haze"
and "Orange Krush."
Deputies who were al-
lowed into the home then
found the dogs, stacked
in cages and standing in
their own feces and urine.
The report said the smell
was overwhelming and
there were signs of fleas
and many of the dogs had
skin conditions.
A search of the house
also turned up 14 more
pounds of herbs and
chemicals used to make
synthetic marijuana.
Deputies said the woman
told them she made about
$200 a week from making
synthetic marijuana and
that she believed she was
operating on "the edge of
the law."
The dogs were taken to
the Polk County Sheriff's
Office Animal Control
shelter for treatment. Nine
dogs were emaciated, 14
had rotten or broken teeth
and one had heartworms,
said sheriff's spokeswom-
an Donna Wood.
"We've got issues we're
still working through, so
it will be quite some time
before we're talking about
adoption," Wood said.

west Airlines will begin
offering flights from
Pensacola International
Airport to Nashville and
The company an-
nounced Monday that
it will offer two, daily
nonstop flights to Nash-
ville and one to Houston
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greater Pensacola Cham-
ber of Commerce told the
Pensacola News Journal
that the airline's an-
nouncement was a big
win for the city.
"Clearly Southwest does
not enter markets they
view as stagnant," Jim
Hizer said. "It's a feather
in our cap that Southwest
views Pensacola as an at-
tractive market."
In 2009, local officials
launched an impassioned
campaign to lure South-
west to Pensacola, but
the city eventually lost
out to Northwest Florida
Beaches International
Airport in Panama City.
But Southwest agreed to
pick up AirTran's three dai-
ly flights out of Pensacola
in 2012 after Southwest
acquired that airline.
That announcement fu-
eled hope that Southwest
would expand its services
in Pensacola.
"We didn't want them to
even think about leaving
our market for a second,"
Pensacola Mayor Ashton
Hayward said.
The company also an-
nounced Monday that it
will end its daily Atlanta
flights to Pensacola on
Nov. 2.

Delaware legalizes
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nation to allow same-sex
marriage, after hearing
hours of passionate tes-
timony from supporters
and opponents.
Less than an hour after
the Senate's 12-9 vote,
Democratic Gov. Jack
Markell signed the mea-
sure into law.
"I do not intend to make
any of you wait one mo-
ment longer," a smiling
Markell told about 200
jubilant supporters who
erupted in cheers and
applause following the
Senate vote.
"I am elated," said Scott
Forrest, 50, of Newark,
who entered into a same-
sex civil union last year
with his partner of almost
21 years, Kevin.
Delaware's same-sex
marriage bill was intro-
duced in the Democrat-
controlled legislature
barely a year after the state
began recognizing same-
sex civil unions. The bill
won passage two weeks
ago in the state House on
a 23-18 vote.

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to not guilty by reason of
insanity, his lawyers said
Attorneys for James Hol-
mes said in a court filing
they plan to fornially ask
for the change of plea at a
May 13 hearing.
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Police face questions in women's Ohio rescue

The Associated Press

neighbor says a naked
woman was seen crawling
on her hands and knees in
the backyard of the house
a few years ago. Another
heard pounding on the
home's doors and no-
ticed plastic bags over the
Both times, police
showed up but never went
inside, neighbors say. Po-
lice also paid a visit to the
house in 2004, but no one
answered the door.
Now, after three women
who vanished a decade
ago were found captive
Monday at the run-down
house, 'Cleveland police
are facing questions for
the second time in four
years about their handling
of missing-person cases
and are conducting an in-
ternal review to see if they
overlooked anything.
City Safety Director
Martin Flask said Tuesday,
that investigators had no
record of anyone calling
about criminal activity at
the house but were still
checking police, fire and
emergency databases.
The three women were
rescued after one of them
kicked out the bottom
portion of a locked screen
door and used a neighbor's

This undated combination photo released by the Cleveland
Police Department shows (from left) Onil Castro, Ariel Castro
and Pedro Castro.

telephone to call 911.
"Help me. I'm Amanda
Berry," she breathlessly
told a dispatcher in a call
that exhilarated and as-
tonished much of the city.
"I've been kidnapped, and
I've been missing for 10
years and I'm, I'm here, I'm
free now."
Berry, 27, Michelle
Knight, 32, and Gina DeJe-
sus, about 23, had appar-
ently been held captive in
the house since their teens
or early 20s, police Chief
Michael McGrath said.
Three brothers, ages 50
to 54, were arrested. One
of them, former school bus
driver Ariel Castro, owned
the home, situated in a
poor neighborhood dotted
with boarded-up houses
just south of downtown.
No charges were filed.
A relative of the three
brothers said their family

was "totally shocked" after
hearing about the missing
women being found at the
Juan Alicea said the ar-
rests of his wife's broth-
ers had left relatives "as
blindsided as anyone else"
in their community. He
said he hadn't been to the
home of his brother-in-law
Ariel Castro since the early
1990s but had eaten dinner
with Castro at a different.
brother's house shortly be-
fore the arrests were made
A 6-year-old girl believed
to be Berry's daughter also
was found in the home,
police Deputy Chief .Ed
Tomba said. He would not
say who the father was.
The women were re-
ported by police to be in
good health and were re-
united with joyous fam-
ily members but remained

Amanda Berry (right) hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being
reunited in a Cleveland hospital on Monday.

in seclusion.
"Prayers have finally
been answered. The night-
mare is over," said Stephen
Anthony, head of the FBI
in Cleveland. "These three
young ladies have pro-
vided us with the ultimate
definition of survival and
perseverance. The healing
can now begin."
He added: "Words can't
describe the emotions be-
ing felt by all. Yes, 'law en-
forcement professionals
do cry."
Police would not say how
the women were taken
captive or how they were
hidden in the neighbor-
hood where they had van-
ished. Investigators also
would not say whether
they were kept in restraints
inside the house or sexu-
ally assaulted.

Four years ago, in anoth-
er poverty-stricken part of
town, police were heavily
criticized following the dis-
covery of 11 women's bod-
ies in the home and back-
yard of Anthony Sowell,
who was later convicted of
murder and sentenced to
death. 0
The families of Sowell's
victims accused police of
failing to properly inves-
tigate the disappearances
because most of the wom-
en were addicted to drugs
and poor. For months,
the stench of death hung
over the house, but it was
blamed on a sausage fac-
tory next door.
In the wake of public
outrage over the killings, a
panel formed by the may-
or recommended an over-
. haul of the city's handling

of missing-person and sex
crime investigations.
This time, two neighbors
said they called police to
the Castro house on sepa-
rate occasions.
Elsie Cintron, who lives
three houses away, said
her daughter saw a naked
woman crawling in the
backyard several years ago
and called police. "But they
didn't take it seriously," she
Another neighbor, Is-
rael Lugo, said he heard
pounding on some of the
doors of the house in No-
vember 2011. Lugo said
officers knocked on the
front door, but no one an-
swered. "They walked to
side of the house and then
left," he said.
"Everyone in the neigh-
borhood did what they had
to do," said Lupe Collins,
who is close to relatives of
the women. "The police
didn't do their job."
Police did go to the house
twice in the past 15 years,
but not in connection with
the women's disappear-
ance, officials said.
In 2004, officers went to
the home after child wel-
fare officials alerted them
that Castro had apparently
left a child unattended on
a bus, Flask .said. No one
answered the door, ac-
cording to Flask.

Republicans question border security in immigration bill

The Associated Press

ptiblican senators criti-
cized border security
provisions in a new immi-
gration bill Tuesday, ar-
guing that the landmark
legislation can't pass Con-
gress unless the measures
are strengthened.
"If in fact the American
people can't trust that the
border is controlled, you're
not going to be able to pass
this bill," said Sen. Torm
Coburn of Oklahoma, top
Republican- on .the Sen-
ate Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs
Committee. "You're going
to have to do a lot more on
border control."
Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,
and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,
voiced similar concerns at
a committee hearing to ex-
amine border security pro-
visions of the bill, which
is to face its first votes on
Thursday before a different
panel, the Judiciary Com-
mittee. Amendments are
expected to be offered dur-
ing the Judiciary session

"If in fact the American people can't trust
that the border is controlled, you're not
going to be able to pass this bill."
Senator Tom Coburn,

to boost the border provi-
sions of the bill, which was
introduced last month by
four Democratic and four
Republican senators.
One of the legislation's
authors, Sen. Marco Ru-
bio, R-Fla., has already
acknowledged that the
bill will face a tough road
to passage if the border
security elements are not
Paul, a tea party favorite
who's voiced support for a
comprehensive immigra-
tion overhaul, insisted his
goal in raising questions
about the bill is to make
it better so it can pass not
just the Democratic-con-
trolled Senate but also the
Republican-run House.
He denied that he's out to
oppose the bill or slow it
"I want to be construc-

tive in making the bill
strong enough that con-
servatives ... will vote for
it," Paul said.
"If it's not any stronger
than this I don't see it get-
ting through the House,"
he said.
Echoing concerns raised
by a number of Republi-
cans, Paul said that the bill
relies too much on setting
goals and requiring studies
about border security, in-
stead of insisting on actual
accomplishments. Under
the bill, "You have to have
a plan to build a fence, but
you don't have to build a
fence," he complained.
The bill allocates $5.5 bil-
lion for border measures
aimed at achieving 100
percent surveillance of the
entire border and blocking
90 percent of border cross-
ers and would-be crossers

in high-entrance areas.
The Homeland Security
Department would have
six months to create a new
border security plan to
achieve the 90 percent ef-
fectiveness rate. Also, with-
in six months, the depart-
ment would have to create
a plan to identify where
new fencing is needed.
Once that happens, people
living here illegally could
begin to apply for a provi-
sional legal status.
If the 90 percent rate isn't
achieved within five years,
a commission made of
border state officials would
make recommendations
on how to do it.
After 10 years, people
with provisional legal sta-
tus could apply for perma-
nent residency if the new
security and fencing plans
are operating, a new man-
datory employment verifi-
cation system is in place,
and a new electronic exit
system is tracking who
leaves the country.
Among other things, Ru-
bio has discussed strength-
ening the "triggers" that

Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

The Associated Press

homicides have dropped
steeply in the United States
since their peak in 1993,
a pair of reports released
Tuesday showed, adding
fuel to Congress' battle
over whether to tighten re-
strictions on firearms.
A study released Tues-
day by the government's
Bureau of Justice Statistics
found that gun-related
homicides dropped from
18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in
2011. That's a 39 percent
Another report by the
private Pew Research Cen-
ter found a similar decline
by looking at the rate of
gun homicides, which
compares the number of
killings to the size of the
country's population. It
found that the number of
gun homicides per 100,000
people fell from 7 in 1993
to 3.6 in 2010, a drop of 49

Both reports also found
the rate of non-fatal crimes
involving guns was also
down by around 70 per-
cent over that period.
But perhaps because of
the intense publicitygener-
ated by recent mass shoot-
ings such as the December
massacre of 20 school chil-
dren and six educators in
Newtown, Conn., the pub-
lic seems to have largely
"not noticed the reductions
in gun violence, the Pew
study shows.
The non-partisan group
said a poll it conducted
in March showed that 56
percent of people believe
the number of gun crimes
is higher than it was two
decades ago. Only 12 per-
cent said they think the
number of gun crimes is
lower, while the rest said
they think it remained the
same or didn't know.
The trend in firearm-re-
lated homicides is part of a
broad nationwide decline
in violent crime over the

past two decades, includ-
ing incidents not involving
But handguns play a ma-
jor role in violent crime.
The Justice study said
that in 2011, about 70 per-
cent of all homicides were
committed with a firearm,
mainly a handgun.
The data was released
three weeks after the Sen-
ate rejected an effort by
gun control supporters to
broaden the requirement
for federal background
checks for more firearms
purchases. Senate Demo-
cratic leaders have pledged

to hold thai vote again,
and gun control advocates
have been raising pub-
lic pressure on senators
who voted "no" in hopes
they will change their
Gun rights advocates
have argued that people
are safer when they are
allowed to own and carry
guns. Those supporting
gun control say that with
more background checks,
gun violence would drop
because more criminals
and mentally unstable
people would be prevent-
ed from getting weapons.

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Donors pledge $300
million for Somalia
LONDON Interna-
tional donors heeded
warnings about the need
for increased support for
Somalia by pledging more
than $300 million Tuesday
toward bolstering secu-
rity, justice and financial
institutions in the con-
flict-scarred east African
Somali President Hassan
Sheikh Mohamud and
British Prime Minister
David Cameron co-hosted
a one-day conference in
London to bolster the be-
leaguered government in
Mogadishu, the capital.
Mohamud called the
level of support at the con-
ference "very, very encour-
aging," after stressing that
there is a "huge amount".
at stake in Somalia and for
broader regional security.
"We have been given a
chance and we will prove
in the eyes of the world
that we will deliver," he
said. "We cannot afford to
miss this golden oppor-
tunity and we hope the
world's support and com-
mitment will be material-
ized soon."
Cameron welcomed
pledges made at the con-
ference, saying attendees
had taken "major steps" to
back Somalia's president
and his plans for long-
term security and trans-
parent and accountable
Somalia has endured
years of civil war and
governing chaos since its
dictator was overthrown
in 1991. Mohamud was
inaugurated in September
at the end of an eight-year
U.N.-backed transitional
government. But from
roughly 2006 to 2011,
Mogadishu was controlled
byAl-Shabab, an al-Qa-.
ida affiliate that seeks to
overthrow the Mogadishu-
based government and
install an Islamic one.

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system out of commission for
the schools.
Chipola College students try-
ing to work off-campus with
their Desire To Learn online
courses or other materials were
likewise stymied, as the outage
fell on the first day of classes in
the early summer session. It was
a day when they would have
been able to access notes and
start-of-class information from
their professors.
Matt White, computer network
administrator at the college, said
he woke up early Tuesday to find
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school was offline. That's not un-
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Israeli soldiers march during a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, on Tuesday.

Assad says Syria able to face Israel

The Associated Press

BEIRUT In his first response
to Israel's weekend airstrikes,
President Bashar Assad said
Tuesday that Syria is capable of
facing Israel, but stopped short
of threatening retaliation for the
strikes near the Syrian capital of
Assad spoke after a meeting
with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali
Akbar Salehi, who paid an unex-
pected visit to Damascus.
Iran, one of Syria's closest al-
lies, and Hezbollah, a Lebanese
militia allied with both Assad and
Tehran, have become increas-
ingly involved in Syria's civil war,
supporting the regime with fight-
ers, military advisers and weap-
ons. Syria and Hezbollah have
been key to Iran's expansion of
influence into the Arab world,

and a collapse of the Assad re-
gime would be a major blow to
"We are fully confident that Syr-
ia will emerge victorious from the
crisis," Salehi said about the more
than 2-year-old battle between
fighters loyal to Assad and rebels
trying to oust him.
Israel's airstrikes on Friday and
Sunday put Syria and Iran in a
difficult position because if they
retaliated, they would run the risk
of drawing Israel's powerful army
into the war. At the same time,
inaction further weakens Assad's
already shaky claims to being the
leader of the Arab world's hard-
line, anti-Israeli camp.
Israel has not formally acknowl-
edged the strikes, but Israeli of-
ficials have said they targeted
shipments of advanced Iranian-
weapons possibly bound for

Hezbollah. The officials have said
the aim was to deprive Hezbollah
of weapons that could someday
be used against Israel, not to raise
' tensions'with Syria.
Israel has largely stayed on
the sidelines since the uprising
against Assad, which erupted -in
March 2011, turned into an armed
insurgency and finally a civil war.
But on Tuesday, Assad accused
Israel of supporting "terrorists"
the Syrian government's name
for the anti-regime rebels and
boasted that Syria was "capable of
facing Israel's ventures."
Salehi-adopted a slightly harsh-
er tone, saying that "it is time to
deter the Israeli occupiers from
carrying out these aggressions
against the peoples of the region."
He also stopped short of'threat-
ening retaliation.
Later on Tuesday, Internet

companies reported Syria was ex-
periencing an outage similar to a
two-day blackout last fall. Syrian
authorities have cut phone and
Internet service in select areas
in the past to disrupt rebel com-
munications when regime forces
are conducting major opera-
tions. The companies said Syria's
networks appeared to go offline
about 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, the United States
and Russia, another Syria ally, said
they'll convene a new interna-
tional conference later this month
to build on a transition plan they
set out last year in Geneva.
Speaking in Moscow after his
discussions with Russian Presi-
dent Vladimir Putin and other
officials, U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry said the plan should
be a roadmap for peace and not
just a "piece of paper."

Bombings connected to election kill 18 in Pakistan

The Associated Press

PARACHINAR, Pakistan-Three
bombings in northwest Pakistan
targeting individuals involved
in this week's national elections
killed 18 people on Tuesday, po-
lice said, pushing the death toll
from attacks on candidates and
party workers to over 100 since
the beginning of April.
Two of the attacks targeted
candidates from Islamist parties,
indicating a new trend in the pre-
election violence, which had only
plagued secular parties before
this week.
The Pakistani Taliban have
claimed responsibility for many
of the attacks in the run-up to the
May 11 election and specifically
threatened several secular parties
back in March. But the Taliban
have also condemned democracy
as a whole, meaning any political
party taking part in the election

was working fine for .on-cam-
pus communications, and until
the CenturyLink outage ended,
White had been working to find
a way to route off-campus users
through Comcast.
Other entities were having
their own problems with the
outage Tuesday, including the
local court system.
Many lawyers were unable to
send their electronic files to the
Jackson County Clerk of Court,
but staff there would not have
been able to immediately access
them for most of the day anyway.
According to Deputy Clerk Clay
Rooks, officials were still able to
carry out scheduled court pro-
ceedings, but were not able to
access or send email files during
the period of the outage. Rooks
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cessfully sent to the clerk would
be accessible to the office once
the outage cleared.
Individuals struggled because
of the outage as well and, for at
least one man, it caused prob-
lems for a larger cause.
Community volunteer Jim Hart
had set aside Tuesday to carry out

could be considered fair game by
the militant group.
In the deadliest of the three at-
tacks Tuesday, a suicide bomber
on a motorcycle detonated his
explosives near a vehicle carry-
ing a candidate from a hard-line
Islamist party, killing 12 people
and wounding 35, police officer
Haleem Khan said. It was the sec-
ond attack on the Jamiat Ulema-
e-Islam party in as many days.
The candidate who was tar-
geted, Mufti Syed Janan, escaped
unharmed, Khan said. The at-
tack occurred as Janan's convoy
passed through a market in the
town of Doaba in northwest Khy-
ber Pakhtunkhwa province, Khan
said. Taliban spokesman Ahsanu-
llah Ahsan denied any role in the
Also Tuesday, a roadside bomb
struck a vehicle carrying Malik
Behram Khan, a candidate from
the Jamaat-e-Islami party. The

some critical chores he'd agreed
to perform as the local com-
munity gets ready for the May
18 Marianna Fly-In event at the
airport. He didn't bottle up his
frustration at being stopped in
his tracks. Hart said he checked
with CenturyLink as he discov-
ered the outage and that, after
trying several times to navigate
the automated prompts, finally
got through. He said he was told
it was a statewide outage. Un-
aware when he spoke that the
that the problem was even more
widespread,-Hart said the prob-,
lem was unacceptably severe at
the level he knew it to be.
"I had dedicated today to get-
ting some details finished up
for the Fly-In," Hart explained.
"I wanted to finalize arrange-
ments about going to Panama
City to records some public
service announcements for it. I
wanted to contact the FFA about
some information on the pilot
safety seminar we're having as
part of the Fly-In, and there was
another set of issues involving
volunteer work that I wanted to
finish up for the project. All this

candidate and two others sur-
vived with injuries, but his young
son was killed in the blast in Up-
per Dir district of Khyber Pakh-
tunkhwa, police officer Farooq
Jan said. No one has claimed re-
sponsibility for the attack.
Elsewhere in Khyber Pakh-
tunkhwa, a roadside bomb hit a
vehicle carrying a local leader of
a secular party the Pakistan
People's Party in the village, of
Babagam in Lower Dir district,
police officer Mohammed Wahid
Khan said. The blast killed the
leader, Zahir Shah, along with two
of his guards and two supporters,
Khan said. Shah was in the area
campaigning for his brother, who
is running for a seat in the provin-
cial assembly.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman
Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed re-
sponsibility for that attack in a
phone call to The Associated Press
from an undisclosed location.

was put on hold, and we've got
exactly 10 days left to get every-
thing taken care of. It's a poorly-
run company that allows a sys-
tem to so badly constructed and
engineered that an entire state
would be without service," Hart
said. "It reflects on the executive
management of the company
for this to happen. It's symbolic
of the system we have."
Hart, who lives in the Bascom
area, explained further. "Our
telephones out here in this part
of the county go out often. It's
been out so often that 1 filed a
complaint six months ago with
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
which handles complaints on
utility outages," Hart contin-
ued. "I got a response six weeks
after I filed it, and the com-
pany acknowledged that there
was a problem at the Lovedale
switching station and that the
company was in the process
of replacing some older equip-
ment. I'm not sure they fixed it
because I didn't get any further
notification, but if they did, even
though our phone outages don't

The Taliban also claimed re-
sponsibility for Monday's bomb
attack on a Jamiat Ulema-e-Is-.
lam rally in the northwest Kur-
ram tribal area that left 25 people
dead and 70 wounded. The group
said it was targeting a candidate
who had supported military op-
erations against the militants, but
he escaped unharmed.
Ahsan, the Taliban spokesman,
denied any role in the attack on
the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candi-
. date on Tuesday.
Before this week, many people
.had expressed concern that at-
tacks on secular parties could
benefit Islamists that take a softer
line toward the militants because
they could campaign more freely
ahead of the vote.
Both the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam
and Jamaat-e-Islami parties are
considered supportive of the Af-
ghan Taliban's fight against the
United States.

seem to be as frequent as they
had been, this kind of Internet
outage tells me one thing; this
company, after having consoli-
dated and absorbed many into
one, doesn't pay attention to its
small communities; that's not
a hard conclusion to come to
when you look at all these things
Hart said he thinks the com-
pany needs to address and fix its
"The Internet has become the
primary means of communica-
tion involving personal, finan-
cial, business and volunteer
work," he said. "Another goal I
was unable to complete was to
make the final arrangements for
our May 15 speaker at the Rotary
Club. I needed to get information
on the equipment they needed
to be able to put the presenta-
tion together. That's not hap-
pening,, either. All my contact
information is in the computer
system. Printing it out totally
voids the reason for having this
access, so, no, I didn't have paper
copies of those. They need to do
a better job."

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Holocaust memorial races to collect victims' names

The Associated Press

Wth a hand on
her chest, 82-
year-old Rivka
. Fringeru battled back
tears as she reeled off a list
of names she has rarely
voiced in the past 70
years: her father, Moshe,
then her mother, Hava,
and finally her two older
brothers, Michael and
All perished in the Ho-
locaust after the Harabju
family from Dorohoi, Ro-
mania, was rounded up in
1944 and sent to ghettos
and camps. Only Rivka
and her brother Marco
survived, and like many
others, they spent the
rest of their lives trying to
move on and forget.
Now, Yad Vashem,
Israel's national Holocaust
memorial and museum, is
asking them to remember.
Decades after the
Holocaust, experts have
documented the names
of about 4.2 million of the
roughly 6 million Jews
who were killed by the
Nazis in World War II, and
officials are going door-
to-door in a race to record
the memories of elderly
survivors before their
stories are lost forever.
It is a painstaking
process, complicated
by trauma, attempted
cover-ups and limited
The Names Recovery
Project has been Yad
Vashem's flagship mission
in recent years. It's a vigor-
ous campaign to complete
a central database of Ho-
locaust victims' names by
encouraging survivors to
fill out pages of testimony
about those they knew
who were killed.
The outreach effort has
taken on a greater sense of
urgency, with volunteers
spanning the country
to engage the less than
200,000 remaining survi-
vors in Israel and etch the
names of their relatives
into the pages of history.

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With the passage of the
years, Fringeru's recol-
lection of the details of
her traumatic past has
become sketchy, but the
emotions remain raw.
Her voice quavered as she
tried to trace her memory,
often taking a break to
compose herself with a
sip of water. Her voice
was low and her gaze was
pained as she stared at
her lone memento a
faded family portrait on
a cracked piece of card-
board. When she recalled
the last time she saw her
brother before they were
separated in the Mogilov
ghetto, she grabbed her
chest again.
"It's hard. I never
thought we were going to
part so quickly," she said,
her voice cracking. "I wish
I would have wondered
with them. I wondered on
my own."
After the war, she moved
to Israel and later mar-
ried, had a daughter, two
granddaughters and six
great-grandchildren. On
occasion, she would bring
up an old memory with
Marco, who died 10 years
ago, but largely kept them
to herself, even shielding
stories from her immedi-
ate family. The memories
mainly surfaced in her
sleep, she said, as night-
mares, and she saw no
reason to delve further
into them.
"Why suffer? Why go"
back into that trauma?"
Fringeru said.
Now widowed, she lives
with her partner Baruch
Bruner, 88, a widower and
fellow Holocaust survivor.
Only after he sought out
Yad Vashem and filled out
pages of testimony about
his extended family did
she do the same.

Relatives of Holocaust victims lay flowers next to the names of
concentration camps during a ceremony marking the annual
Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust
Memorial in Jerusalem on April 8.

To help them through
the process, the director
of the names project, Cyn-
thia Wroclawski, made a
pair of house calls to their
modest home in this city
south of Tel Aviv.
Wroclawski, who over-
sees a staff of some 300
volunteers in Israel, held
Fringeru's hand, hugged
her often and patiently
waited for the details to
emerge. Eventually, some
did. Fringeru's father
owned a grocery store, one
brother was a shoemaker
and had six young chil-
dren who also died. The
other brother's wife was
named Malka. Wroclawski
added each smidgen of

data onto the single black-
and-white page.
"This is a virtual tomb-
stone, this is a place where
we can remember the
person," she said. "We are
bringing that person back
to life in a sense, their
memory at least, in the act
of recording and gathering
YadVashem's goal is to
collect the names of all
6 million Jewish victims
of the Holocaust. The
memorial's very name
-Yad Vashem is Hebrew
for "a memorial and a
name" alludes to its
central mission of com-
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Nazis did.
.It hasn't been an easy
The project began in
1955, but over the follow-
ing half century, fewer
than 3 million names were
collected, mostly because
the project was not widely
known. Many survivors
refrained from reopening
wounds, or they clung to
hopes that their relatives
might still be alive.
Later, Yad Vashem began
incorporating names from
other collections around
the world. A big boost in
names came from archival
sources, such as prewar
census records and data
derived from analysis of
books, documents and
The names are com-
memorated in the mu-
seum's Hall of Names, a
cone-shaped room whose
walls are lined with book-

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upon folders of testimo-
nies. Still, until 2004, more
than half of the allotted
folders remained empty.
That year, the online
database was launched,
providing easy access to
information in English,
Hebrew, Russian, Spanish
and German. The number
has since surged to 4.2
million names, and the
Internet search function
has allowed tech-savvy
grandchildren to research
their families, leading
to several emotional
reunions between rela-
tives who had thought the
other to be dead.
YadVashem's main
struggle has been docu-
menting the victims in
Poland and in the former
Soviet Union, the site of
large scale executions and
mass destruction of vil-
lages where records were
not kept.

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Sports Briefs

Chipola Baseball
The Chipola Indians will
open play in the FCSAA state
baseball tournament on
Friday in Lakeland, taking
on Miami-Dade at 6 p.m.
Central Daylight Time.
Chipola will play again
Saturday win or lose, facing
the winner of Seminole State
vs. State College of Florida at
6 p.m. with a win, and taking
on the loser of that game at
noon with a loss.
The tournament will con-
clude May 14.

Chipola Softball
The Chipola Lady Indians
will open play in the NICAA
Softball National Champion-
ship tournament May 15 in
St. George, Utah.
,The tournament will run
through May 18.

Rob Fowler Memorial
Golf Tournament
The fifth annual job
Fowler Memorial Golf Tour-
nament will be held Saturday
at Dogwood Lakes Golf &
Country Club in Bonifay.
Registration is at 7:30 a.m.
with a tee time of 8 a.m. For-
mat is four-person scramble.
with an entry fee of $50 per
person, including greens
fee, cart and catered lunch.
Single and team entries are
To sponsor or pre-register,
contact Kelin Taylor at 850-
326-1525 or Brian Taylor at

JCCA Golf Tourney
The Jackson County
Cattlemen's Association
announces that the second
S annual Colonel Thomas
Memorial Golf Classic is set,
for May 17 at Indian Springs
Golf Course in Marianna.
There will be a 1 p.m.
shotgun start for the 18-hole
even that features a four-
person scramble, "pick your
partners," and a modified
handicapped system.
Registration is $60 per
person and that includes
greens fees, cart, and a steak
dinner. There will be prices
for longest drive and closest
to the pin. All players must
have a verified handicap.
All benefits from the
event will go to FFA and 4H
scholarships at Chipola. For
more information, call Matt
Dryden at 850-573-0414, Al-
bert Milton at 850-718-7834,"
Ken Godfrey at 850-209-
7919, or Charlene at Indians
Springs Golf Club at 850-

Marianna Swim Team
The Marianna swim team
invites the public to come
out to meet potential swim
team members, old friends.
and its coach May 13 at the
Chipola College Pool from 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
This is the date for the
opening practice for the
regular swim season, as
well the time any interested
parties can get information,
get in the water with coach-
ing staff, and'or register for
dthe upcoming swim season.
The public can also come
during any practice session
for information if it cannot
make this date.
The Marianna swim team
is a local, recreational swim
team for boys and girls ages
S4-18. Practices are held
from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Monday
throughThursda) trom May
13 through August at Chipola
College Pool.
Meets are held on Satur-
days throughout the sum-
Registration is open. All
that is required is that the
swimmer swim one full
pool length (25 yards) and
that children under 10 have

parental supervision during
The registration fee of
$35 payable to MST helps
cover cost of lifeguards and
relay events at meets. Team
T-shirts for members will be
an additional $5 and $15 for
nonmembers. Pool mem-
bership is also required by
See BRIEFS, F'age 2B

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Lady Indians continue to add size


SThe Chipola Lady Indians'
basketball program added
two more signees this week, as
coach Greg Franklin inked a
pair of Nigerian post players in
6-foot-5 Nkem Akaraiwe and 6-
foot-2 Evelyn Akhator.
The two join an already loaded
2013 class that includes 6-foot-
2 Florida State transfer Ebony

Wells and fellow 6-foot-3 Nige-
rian Ljeoma Onwuekwe, giving
the Lady Indians four players
who are 6-foot-2 or taller after
having just one who topped 6-
foot last season in Treyvonna
With Brooks returning,
Chipola will have five 6-footers
next season, giving the team the
type of size and length it sorely
lacked last year.
But Franklin said that the ad-

ditional bulk up front hasn't
come at the expense of the
team's athleticism and quick-
ness, which proved crucial to
last season's successful 27-win
"The great thing about what
we've done is we've added size
but also been able to get great
athletes, so we don't have to
change the way we play," he
said. "It actually enhances it
because we can go further up

the floor (defensively) and
challenge passing lanes with-
out worrying about foot speed.
We're not losing foot speed
while gaining size, which is a
great thing to have."
The coach described Akarai-
we as "super raw," but a player
who could ultimately be a big
difference maker, especially at
the defensive end of the court.

See INDIANS, Page 2B


around floor

Sneads head coach Bill Thomas talks to the Pirates during a spring football practice Monday.

New coach Thomas making Pirates' program his own


New Sneads High School football coach
Bill Thomas has a clear vision for where
he believes the Pirates program has to be
in order to get over the hump and break a
10-year playoff drought.
He also knows that, right now, his team
isn't close to realizing that vision.
"The kids' attitudes have been great,
but we're a long ways away from where
we need to be," Thomas said Tuesday
before his team's fifth full day of spring
practice. "We've had a couple of injuries
set us back a little bit, but it's a learning
curve. We're starting at the bottom and
trying to work our way up."
Sneads is coming off a 4-6 season in
2012 that resulted in former coach Don
Dowling being let go, with the longtime
Arnold High School assistant Thomas be-
ing tasked to revive a Pirates program that

hasn't been to the playoffs since 2003 and
hasn't had a winning season since 2006.
Before Thomas made the move to Ar-
nold, he previously coached at Apala-
chicola High School where he had two
winning seasons out of three after inher-
iting a program that had gone 1-19 in the
previous two seasons.
The process of replicating that kind of
quick turnaround at Sneads has started
with Thomas' total immersion of his
players into his approach to football.
"We're going over every aspect, from the
way we stretch to the way we warm up,"
he said. "Everything has been a learning
curve. Sometimes you have to go back
after you've gone over something with
them and slow it down and do it again,
but they've been learning to do every-
thing different.
"It's been a slower pace than I'd like,
but we're getting there. Any time you put
in a new system on offense and defense,


oseph Uchebo goes to the hoop for Chipola during the 2011-12 season.
The 6-foot-11 center, who sat out the 2012-13 season because of an
injury, signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for the Pittsburgh
Panthers on Monday.

it's going to be a learning process. We're
nowhere near where we need to be, but
we're getting thing. It gets a little better
every day."
At Arnold, Thomas and the Marlins'
coaching staff had the benefit of years of
continuity and consistency through the
different levels of play, with rising varsity
players already being well familiar with
what was expected of them by the time
they arrived.
That's not the case at Sneads for Thom-
as, as the coach said he now must go over
the smallest of details with his new play-
"I'm learning patience," he said. "It's
been new for me getting used to a new
group and them getting used to me. I
was in the same place for a long time, so
a lot of the kids I had before were doing
the same things since they were 8 years

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Heat, Bulls


improve in

Game 2

The Associated Press

MIAMI The Miami Heat
have been in this less-than-ideal
spot before.
They trailed Indiana in the
Eastern Conference semifinals
last season, needed to win a pair
of elimination games against
Boston in the East finals and then
dropped Game 1 of the NBA Fi-
nals to Oklahoma City. And when
it was all said and done, the Heat
walked away with the title.
So that might explain why
there was no sense of panic in
Heat land on Tuesday, and not
1orO even much of a sense of anger.
Dropping Game 1 of the East
semifinals to the Chicago Bulls
on Monday night was hardly
what the Heat wanted, though
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(FROM LEFT) The Chicago Bulls bench, Derrick Rose, Vladimir Radmanovic, Marquis Teague,
Nazr Mohammed and Daequan Cook, reacts during the second half in Game 1 of their NBA
basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat on
Monday in Miami. The Bulls defeated the Heat 93-86.

From Page 1B

could end up serving as
a wake-up call for a team
that made it through a 66-
win regular season without
many rough patches.
"We haven't lost in a
while, so it was very dif-
ferent to come in here
and deal with a loss and
to deal with it in the play-
offs at home," Heat guard
Dwyane Wade said after
a video-and-practice ses-
sion. "It was different from
the standpoint of what
we've been used to lately,
but not anything different
from what we've been used
to as a team. We've been in
tough moments. We've lost
games before."
Chicago's 93-86 win in
the series opener was filled
with statistical anomalies,
such as Miami shooting
just under 40 percent (its
second-worst showing in
87 games overall this sea-
son) and the Bulls scor-
ing 35 points in the fourth
-quarter matching the
most the Heat allowed in
the final 12 minutes of reg-
ulation all season.
Still, the Heat know some'
things still need to change,
and in a hurry, or else the
reigning champions could
be in a gigantic amount of
-,"Playoffs are all about
revealing who you are,"
Heat coach Erik.Spoelstra
said. "It's either a win or a
loss, and so we lost the first

From Page 1B
Chipola College.
For additional infor-
mation please callVicki
Pelham at 482-2435; Angie
Bunting at 209-8918;
Julie Smith at 557-3292;
Monica Bolin at 209-2388;
,or email your questions
to MST2010@centurylink.

Coed Softball
Marianna Recreation
Department will offer a
coed.adult softball league
to begin play in June.
Teams will consist of
five men and five women
with general rules of play
discussed at managers
Teams may sign up at
The Marianna Educational
and Recreational Expo
(MERE) located at 3625
Caverns Road in Marianna
May 8-29.
The registration fee
of $480 for a 12-game
schedule and includes the
team's ASA registration
fees due at the time of
registration. There will be
a mangers meeting May
29 at 6 p.m. at the MERE
For more information
please contact the MERE
at 850-482-6228. Team
mangers may come by the
MERE Complex to pick
up team packets Monday
thru Friday from 8 a.m. to
_4 p.m.

game. We have to figure it
out, somehow, some way,
to win the next game. And
that's all it is.
"We have to fight for our
playoff lives right now, to
play a much harder and
much more committed
game together tomorrow
Oddly, the same senti--
ments were being uttered
a few miles south of where
Spoelstra was standing,
with the Bulls saying many
of the same things after re-
viewing tape at their hotel.
Chicago's lineup isn't
expected to change for
Game 2. Luol Deng, who
needed a spinal tap to rule
out meningitis last week,
still is not with the team,
and coach Tom Thibodeau
said a decision about fly-
ing him to Miami likely
wouldn't be made until
Wednesday morning so,
barring, a seismic change
in thinking, there is no way
he would play Wednes-
day night. And guard Kirk
Hinrich was limping when
the team exited the con-
ference room it used for
meetings, suggesting that
the calf injury he's dealing
with could keep him out of
a fifth straight game.
Then again, the Bulls
showed on Monday -
again that even their de-
pleted crew-is more than
good enough to win. Nate
Robinson scored 27 points
in the opener, even after
needing 10 stitches during
the game to close a nasty
cut on his chin. He came
into Monday averaging 9.6

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Bulldog Wrestling
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

points in 25 previous ap-
pearances against Miami.
That's how good it's going
for Chicago right now.
"We're not satisfied,"
Bulls center Joakim Noah
said. "We've been getting
some big victories the last
couple games, but we're
not satisfied. We're going
to stay hungry, make our
adjustments and try to
play even better."
The Bulls haven't won
three straight road games
since mid-January. They
have a chance to pull that
off Wednesday, coming off
a Game 7 win in Brook-
lyn on Saturday and then
stunning Miami in Game 1
two nights later.
If this keeps up, Chicago
might struggle to keep
the underdog status that
it somehow converts into
"The outside shouldn't
matter. It really shouldn't,"
Thibodeau said. "The only
thing that matters, really, is
what we think. So whether
it's praise or criticism from
the outside, that's not im-
portant. It's what we think
on the inside. So we know
if we do the right things
that go into winning, we're
going to have a chance to
win and that's all we want
to focus in on. All the other
stuff, I think, just gets you
Noah said he was plan-
ning to sit in the sunshine
on Tuesday, sip water,
maybe squeeze a nap or a.
massage into his afternoon
agenda. In other words, a

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From Page 1B
"She's a long, athletic
player who can block
shots, rebound, and
change passing lanes,"
Franklin said. "She's like
an 'X' factor in the game.
She's still raw on the of-
fensive side of the ball,
but defensively she's really
long and takes up a lot of
space out there. Having
someone around like that
can be very forgiving for
our defense when we go
out and trap like we do."
Akaraiwe is likely to have
a more instant impact for
the Lady Indians next
season, providing a well-
rounded offensive game
that should complement
Wells on the interior.
"Evelyn will be one of the
best players in the country.

From Page 1B

old. They knew all the lit-
tle things that you take for
granted, things that I'm
having to re-teach now.
"Everybody has a dif-
ferent philosophy of
football, and some of the
things we're teaching are
a little different than what
they've done in the past.
We're starting from the
ground up."
No. 1 on the agenda for
Thomas this spring is mak-
ing the Pirates sounder in
the most basic aspects of
the game.
"We've got to improve
fundamentals. I don't care
how many plays we get in
or how much of the system


She's a kid that will be very
impactful," Franklin said.
"She's very athletic and
strong and has a nose for
the basketball. She's got a
very high ceiling. Athleti-
cally, she's one of the best
I've had. She's a true (pow-
er forward) that shoots the
15-footer, takes it right or
left from the elbow area,
and loves to rebound the
"She's a very physical kid
and that's something we
desperately need. It was
something we needed last
year, so she'll help bring
us that dimension. She's a
high major kid."
The Lady Indians were
often punished on the
boards by bigger teams
in the Panhandle Con-
ference, relying on their
perimeter quickness and
skill and 3-point shooting
to help offset the size dis-

we get in; what I really care
about is the fundamentals
of blocking, tackling, run-
ning routes, protecting
on three-step drops by
the quarterback, proper
throwing technique and
route-running for receiv-
ers, pad level and using
hands for linemen," he
said. "I want to see dras-
tic improvement in all of
those things through the
spring. Right now, we're as
raw as can be, but those
are things we're working
on every day."
The Pirates will con-
clude the spring with an
intra-squad scrimmage
game May 24, forgoing a
game against an outside
opponent in order to keep
the focus on the team's
own issues, as opposed to
game-planning for an op-

Chipola still had a very
successful season, advanc-
ing ithe final eight of the
national tournament be-
fore being eliminated, but
Franklin said that the top
goal in the offseason was
to make his team much
more well-rounded.
"I think the word 'size'
was used a couple of mil-
lion times during recruit-
ing," the coach said. "We
won ballgames last year
but got beat on the boards-
every game. All year long
we were just taking a
pounding on the boards,
but I don't think we'll lose
the battle of the boards
that often now."
The signing leave
Chipola with three schol-
arships left to give, with
Franklin saying he intends
to sign one or two point
guards, with the last going
to the best player avail-

ponent, the coach said.
"I didn't want to worry
about preparing for anoth-
er team instead of getting
us more fundamentally
sound to work on what's
most important to us,"
Thomas said. "Now that
I'm ir the spring, I'm glad
I did it that way because
there's so much we need
to get in before we play a
game next fall. This spring
is very valuable for us."
Sneads will have to finish
the spring without a pair
of key contributors in re-
turning offensive lineman
Kyle Commodore and line-
backer Reggie Creel, both
of whom suffered knee in-
juries that will keep them
out all spring.
However, Thomas said
that neither injury was



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Spurs going

for 2-0 lead

over Warriors

The Associated Press

day later, the San Antonio
Spurs still found it difficult
to explain how they won
the opener of their sec-
ond-round series against
Golden State.
The Spurs overcame Ste-
phen Curry's 44 points and
became the first team in
postseason history to rally
from a '16-point deficit
with 4 minutes remaining
and earned a 129-127 vic-
tory in double overtime on
Game 2 is Wednesday
night in San Antonio.
"I don't know how we
managed to tie the game,"
Manu Ginobili said Tues-
day. "We had some really
big shots before regula-
tion, in the first overtime
and second overtime. It
got us the win, but not sure
if we deserved it."
After missing seven
straight shots, Ginobili hit
a game-winning 3-pointer
with 1.2 seconds remain-
ing to hand Golden State
its 30th straight loss in San
Antonio going back to Feb.
It was a thrilling game,
but one the Spurs are eager
to push aside.
"Forget about it; it is
over," San Antonio coach
Gregg Popovich said. "You
can enjoy it for a short pe-
riod of time, but now all
that matters is the next
Popovich wants the
Spurs to move on because
he knows the Warriors can
get over a tough loss.,
Golden State won three
straight in the opening
round after dropping the

series opener to Denver.
Overcoming that loss
to the Nuggets gave the
young Warriors a boost in
confidence, as did Mon-
day's loss.
"We were the better bas-
ketball team for the most
part of that game," Golden
State coach Mark Jackson
said. "Now we did some
things that we've got to
do better, but we've got
to leave that game feeling
good about where we are."
The Warriors feel espe-
cially good about Curry's
The guard had 44 points,
including 22 in the third
quarter. He also had 11 as-
Curry shot 9 for 12 in
the third and was 4 for
6 on 3-pointers. At one
point in the third quarter,
he lost his dribble, calmly
scooped up the ball and
made a jumper from the
top of the key in one fluid
motion that exasperated
Tony Parker.
Limiting Curry's produc-
tion in Game 2 is key to
San Antonio preserving its
home-court advantage.
"We'd like to figure out
how to hold Curry below
40," Popovich said. "I've
got like 10 phone calls out
for people asking for sug-
gestions. He's unbeliev-
able, unbelievable. He's
something to watch.
"Obviously, we'll try to
see' if we can figure out
some way to limit him a
little bit. It's pretty obvious
that's a god idea."
The Spurs held Curry to
six points after the third
quarter after giving the
defensive assignment
to Kawhi Leonard, who

S --- ... .-- .. .-- .. .. --: --
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts during the second half of Game 1 of a Western
Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday
in San Antonio. San Antonio won 129-127 in double overtime.

is 6-foot-7.
"Kawhi did a good job
of just running me off the
3-point line and funneling
me to help and relying on
that second line of defense
to step up," Curry said.
"There are certain plays
where I looked at the film
and I could have attacked
a different angle or on dif-
ferent spots on the floor
and still got my jumper off
against Kawhi. I'll make
my adjustments there."
The Spurs also benefited
from Klay Thompson foul-
ing out.
Thompson had 19 points
and five rebounds while
defending Parker for much
of the game. Parker had 16
points in the fourth quar-
ter and two overtimes.

"The fact that Thomp-
son was out of the game
helped a little bit (defen-
sively against Curry), too,"
the Spurs' Boris Diaw said.
"That's more help, more
shift, but we tried different
things. He's a great player,
he's tough to stop. I think
he got tired too because it
was a long game, but we
had to try different things,
tried to help a little more at
the end of the game."
Curry said while his legs
felt a little heavy at the end
of regulation, he actually
felt stronger in the over-
Slowing Curry helped the
Spurs close regulation on
an 18-2 run to force over-
time, despite losing Tim
Duncan for much of the

final stretch to a stomach
Duncan left the game
with 3 minutes left in regu-
lation and only played the
final seconds of each over-
Duncan saidhe was feel-
ing better Tuesday morn-
"I was in the locker room
watching it as we were
getting closer and closer,"
Duncan said. "I debated
whether even coming back
out there. Whatever super-
stition or whatever it may
be, I wanted to stay right
where I was. It felt bad
coming out there and they
get a lead again, but was
just great to see everything
going the way we wanted
it go."

Suns hire
McDonough as GM
Phoenix Suns have hired
Boston Celtics execu-
tive Ryan McDonough
as their next general
The 33-year-old Mc-
Donough replaces Lance
Blanks, who was fired
on April 22 after failing
to take the Suns to the
playoffs in three seasons,
McDonough worked
his way up from a 23-
year-old special assistant
to basketball operations
in Boston to becoming
assistant general man-
ager the past three years
McDonough helped
the Celtics acquire All-
Star point guard Rajon
Rondo with a draft-day
trade in 2006 and had a'
hand in pulling together
the 2007-08 team that
won the NBA champion-
McDonough's fa-
ther, the late Will
McDonough, was a
long-time columnist
for the Boston Globe.
His brother, Sean, is an
announcer for ESPN and
another brother, Terry,
is the former director of
player personnel for the
Jacksonville Jaguars.

Police investigate
Suns' Beasley
- Scottsdale police are
investigating Phoenix
Suns forward Michael
Beasley in connection
with an alleged sexual
Police spokesman Of-
ficer David Pubins says
the allegation involves
an incident that took
place on Jan. 13.
Pubins says police
are interviewing those
involved and processing
any physical evidence
to determine if criminal
charges are appropri-
ate. More details weren't
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Brendan Steele tees off on the sixth hole during a practice round at The Players Championship
golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Tuesday.

Sawgrass a mystery to the best

The Players Cham-
pionship should
consider changing
the name of its course to
the TPC Mystery.
The reason The Play-
ers is talked about as the
next best thing to a major
is because the field is the
strongest and deepest in
golf. Until the PGA Tour
recently created a spot for
the Senior Players Cham-
pionship winner, anyone
who teed it up on the TPC
Sawgrass had as good a
chance as the next guy.
The mystery is trying to
determine whose game
best suits the golf course.
The list of winners is
impressive, though it
doesn't offer concrete
clues except that two-
thirds are major cham-
pions. More curious is
how infrequently some
of the game's best players
are even in the mix late
Sunday afternoon.
Start with Tiger Woods.
SHe was runner-up in ,
2000 to Hal "Be the right
club today" Sutton. He
won in 2001 with that putt
on the island-green 17th
that was better than most.
And that's it.
He tied for 10th one year
and finished eighth an-
other. Woods has played
15 times in his career, and
he was at the height of
his powers for more than
half those years, when he
could fall out of bed and
contend. But at Sawgrass,
he's had only two serious
chances at winning.
"There's no course that
less people have worked
out than this one," Geoff
Ogilvy said upon leaving
Sawgrass last year. "You
get one or two chances
in your career and you
take them. It's a tourna-
ment Tiger has played
15 times and he's only
contended twice. There's
something odd there.
Maybe that's the genius of
the golf course. Or maybe
that's the flaw of the golf
But it's not just Woods.
Phil Mickelson has won
41 times on the PGA Tour,
second only to Woods in
the last 25 years, with four
major championships. He
won The Players in 2007,
right after switching over,
to Butch Harmon as his
swing coach. And that was
the only time he seriously
contended at Sawgrass.
He tied for third in 2004,
but he was five shots
behind Adam Scott.
Vijay Singh, with 34 wins

On The Fringe
and three majors, was
runner-up to Woods in
2001. In his 19 other ap-
pearances, he never fin-
ished higher than eighth.
Singh won 17 times from
2003 through 2005. He
didn't record a top 10 at
The Players those years
- he missed the cut in
2003 and broke 70
Those are among the
"Big Four"' of their gen-
eration. In a collective 72
appearances, they have
two wins and only four
chances at winning. Why?
"No idea," said Padraig
Harrington, who has ideas
on everything. "I'm not
sure how you would put
it down. You pick four
players, and it's not like all
four have the exact same
game. Only four chances
between them?"
Johnny Miller never had
much luck on this golf
course, making only two
cuts in eight attempts. It
was still enough to give
him an appreciation of
Pete Dye's creation.
"It's just a nervous
tournament. It's a nervous
week," Miller said. "That's
why a lot of guys hardly
do well here. It's a course
that you have to tippy-toe
around, and that's why
Tiger ... he won it, but he's
struggled here. And Phil
has struggled here and he
won it once. You just get
a little glimpse of it once
in a while when you can
play well, and the rest of
the time it just eats your',
lunch. It's really a fun
event. You don't know
what's going to happen."
There are examples of
top players who do well
at The Players. Davis Love
III, one of the game's best
in his prime, won it twice.
So did Fred Couples, and
he had a couple of top 5s.
Both have had plenty of
weekends off at Sawgrass.
But this is not a course
they own, not the way
Love owned Hilton Head
or Couples had Augusta
National and Riviera.
A universal word to de-
scribe it might be "unpre-
The objective a few
years ago was for players
to define the golf course
in one word. The choices
ranged from dramatic to
demanding, from thrilling

to uncomfortable. Ogilvy,
perhaps the most knowl-
edgeable among players
when it comes to golf
course design, couldn't
think of a word. Four days
later, while playing the
final round, he walked
off the 14th tee when he
saw a reporter who had
asked the question and
said without prompting,
It can be that for the
best of them.
There are a few things
on which players would
agree. While power is
always an advantage in
golf, length is not a big
issue here. And the key to
Sawgrass starts with get-
ting the ball in the fairway.
After that, it's a guessing
game. Some say a great
short game is critical. Oth-
ers would say the penalty
of missing the greens is so
severe that not even the
best short game can save
"It's such a fine line, and
such a penalty, when you
do miss a shot," Bo Van
Pelt said. "All those guys
have great short games,
but on a course where
your ball is in the water or
you've short-sided your-
self, it doesn't matter how
'good your short game is.
You're not going to save
the shot. The penalty on
a miss is so severe that if
a guy is barely off, it can
really cost him. You make
a big number and you're
out of the tournament."
Couples said he was
playing a practice round
recently with a young
player he didn't give his
name who asked about
the secret to Sawgrass.
Couples told him not to
worry about distance and
to get the ball in play. And
then he added this twist:
"When you get an 8-
iron, 9-iron, wedge, don't
go at the flag," Couples
said. "You don't need to
be aggressive. Because for
every time you hit close,
you'll just miss and it will
ricochet down an em-
It's never a bad idea
to listen to Couples talk
about Sawgrass. Remem-
ber, it was Couples who
once was asked the best
way to approach the
island green at No. 17. His
"Don't look."

Career began with 'dumbeeision

The Associated Press

Fla. Fred Couples was
inducted into the World
Golf Hall of Fame, a jour-
ney that began with what
he called "the dumbest
decision I ever made." It
was one that, like so many
other things in his life,
turned out just fine.
Couples lost to eventual
winner Hal Sutton in the
1980 U.S. Amateur and
was headed to Houston
for his final year of col-
For reasons he can't ex-
plain or remember, Cou-
ples instead went to Los
Angeles and spent a week
with friends of his par-
ents. He became bored
after a few days and asked
if there was a golf course
nearby. So he went down
the street to El Dorado.
"We drive into the
parking lot, and I knew
something was going on
because there was a big
banner that said, 'Queen
Mary Open,'" he said.
Couples couldn't play
or even hit balls because
the course was booked,
but a man he met in the
pro shop, Larry Benson,
invited him to play that
afternoon. When they
finished, Couples asked if
he could enter the Queen
Mary Open as an ama-
teur before going back to
"Jokingly he said, 'No,
but if you turn pro we have
a spot for you,'" Couples
said. "I went back, had din-
ner with these people, the
next morning drove back
to the course and turned
pro. Why? I have no idea.
I didn't have a manager
or an agent or a lawyer or
a chef or a masseuse or
a trainer or a cellphone
or anyone to call. I made


goes from

red carpet

to TPC

The Associated Press

Fla. One night after
making his red carpet
debut in New York, Ti-
ger Woods was on a golf
course that hasn't treated
him very well over the
Woods said it took him a
week to get over his tie for
fourth at the Masters. Next
up is The Players Champi-
onship, where he has won
only once in 15 years and
has just one top 10 since
that victory in 2001.
"If you're not playing
well, you're going to get
exposed," Woods said.
Woods was at full expo-
sure Monday night at the
Met with girlfriend Lind-
sey Vonn. They attended
the Costume Institute
Gala. Vonn was a guest of
Vogue. Both posed on the
red carpet.

Golfer Fred Couples becomes emotional as he speaks during
his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday in St.
Augustine, Fla.

what was probably at the
time the dumbest decision
I ever made. Turned out to
be the greatest decision."
Couples tied for eighth
with a former U.S. Amateur
champion named Mark
O'Meara, earning $1,800.
The hard part was calling
Couples said his mother
kept calling Houston, and
his then-roommate,
CBS announcer Jim
Nantz, kept telling her,
"He's not in right now."
Couples finally called her
and she was OK with the
Then she handed the
phone to his father.
"I said, 'Hey, dad, I just
made $1,800.' And he hung
up on me," Couples said.
That's not the end of the
Couples at first thought
he could play as a pro for
the Queen Mary Open and
then go back to school.
But Tom Lamore, a buddy
from Houston, shed some
light on the situation.
"He says, 'You realize tour
school applications have to
be postmarked on Friday,'"
Couples said. "I didn't
know what 'postmarked'

meant, and I had already
borrowed $200 to enter
the Queen Mary Open. I
borrowed $500 from Tom
Lamore's uncle. They got
it in, I went to the regional,
qualified. I went to Fresno
and qualified. And then
two months later, I was on
the PGA Tour."
Holiday or U.S. Open?
With his runner-up finish
in the Wells Fargo Champi-
onship, David Lynn of Eng-
land all but assured him-
self a spot in his first U.S.
Open. He moved to No. 42
in the world, and the top
60 in three weeks are ex-
empt from qualifying.
One problem. Lynn al-
ready booked a vacation
the week of the U.S: Open,
and he has no plans to
postpone that.
"I need a holiday, to be
honest," he said after his
playoff loss at, Quail Hol-
low. "So I'm going to do
Monty in America
After all these years, Co-
lin Montgomerie is coming
to America to play a full
schedule on the Cham-
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Wuerffel, Testaverde selected for college HOF

Nebraska QB W */
Frazier also
among 12 picks '0114

The Associated Press

NEW YORK The only
time Tommie Frazier and
DannyWuerffel shared the
field during their brilliant
college careers, Frazier's
Nebraska team trampled
Wuerffel and Florida in the
1996 Fiesta Bowl to win the
national championship.
Wuerffel and the Ga-
tors bounced back from
that record-breaking 62-
24 smackdown to take the
title the next season.
The former quarterbacks
will cross paths again in
December, when they are
inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame.
Wuerffel and Frazier,
along with -Heisman Tro-
phy winner Ron Dayne,
highlighted the latest Hall
of Fame class of 12 play-
ers and two coaches an-
nounced by the National
Football Foundation on
The rest of the players to
be inducted- in Manhat-
tan are: Miami Heisman
winner Vinny Testaverde,
whose selection was an-
nounced Monday; Ted
Brown of North Carolina
State; Tedy Bruschi of Ari-
zona; Jerry Gray of Texas;
Steve Meilinger of Ken-
tucky; Orlando Pace of
Ohio State; Rod Shoate of
Oklahoma; Percy Snow of
Michigan State; and Don
Trull of Baylor.

Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier (15) runs to inside the 1-yard line as Kansas defensive
tackle Dewey Houston (83) tries to stop his progress during the first quarter of an NCAA college
football game on Nov. 11, 1995 in Lawrence, Kan. Frazier was selected to the College Football
Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

The new Hall of Fame
coaches are Wayne Hardin,
who led Navy and Temple,
and Bill McCartney of Col-
Florida and Nebraska
fans have been eagerly
awaiting the inductions of
their beloved All-Ameri-
cans for years.
Wuerffel won the Heis-
man in 1996, when he led
the Gators to the national
championship, throw-
ing for 3,625 yards and
39 touchdowns in 'coach
Steve Spurrier's Fun-n-
Gun offense.
"I'm thankful for what
college football has meant
in my life ... and how it al-

lowed me to help other
people," said Wuerffel, who
appeared at a news confer-
ence with Bruschi at the
Nasdaq Stock Exchange in
Times Square.
Wuerffel finished his col-
lege career as one of the
most prolific passers in
major college football his-
tory with 10,875 yards and
114 touchdown passes.
After a short NFL ca-
reer, he retired to dedicate
himself to ministry work
in New Orleans, where he
played from 1997-99 with
In 2011, Wuerffel was di-
agnosed with a rare auto-
immune disorder Guil-

lain-Barre syndrome,
which causes paralysis and
problems with the nervous
system but is treatable.
Wuerffel said he is just
about all the way back
to his old self, but en-
dured a difficult year and
a half with little energy or
strength. -
"You're trying to live a
normal life with 20 percent
of your energy, 40 percent
of your energy," he said.
Frazier, from Bradenton,,
Fla., was a four-year start-
er at Nebraska, running
coach Tom Osborne's op-
tion attack.
"He was an outstanding
leader and catalyst and

made everyone around
him better," Osborne said
in a statement. "Tommie
managed the game very
well, and was a natural
option quar-
terback. He
jhad a good
4"- sense of tim-
0 ing, when to
pitch, when
not to pitch.
Wuerffel He had ex-
cellent bal-
ance, good speed and was
very strong.
"Tommie was better pre-
pared to start as a fresh-
man than any quarterback
we had. That's not easy to
do, but he was unusually
mature and competitive."
Frazier was the center-
piece of Nebraska's last
great dynasty. The Husk-
ers were 33-3 in games he
started and won back-to-
back national titles in 1994
and '95.
"I think it's been a longer
time coming than most of
us would have thought,"
said former teammate
Aaron Graham, a center
on those great Nebraska
teams. "The guy was the
best college football player
of our era and certainly de-
serving of one of the high-
est honors you can achieve
as a college football play-
Frazier's famous tackling-
breaking 75-yard touch-
down run put an exclama-
tion point on Nebraska's
62-24 victory over Wuerffel
and Florida in that '96 Fi-
esta Bowl.
"I've seen that run a lot of
times," Wuerffel said.

That loss helped propel
the Gators into next sea-
son, Wuerffel said.
"I think most people
would say the 1995.team
was more talented," he
said. "I think (the loss to
Nebraska) helped that
team mature."
Frazier finished second
in the Heisman Trophy vot-
ing in 1995 as a senior and
finished his career with
5,476 total yards of offense
and 79 total touchdowns.
"You never play the game
and think you are going to
be in the Hall of Fame one
day," Frazier said in a state-
ment released by Nebras-
ka. "You just go out and try
to be the best you can and
whatever happens, hap-
pens. I was fortunate good
things happened."
Dayne is the NCAA's ca-
reer rushing leader with
6,397yards rushing, though
his bowl game yards would
boost his career total past
7,000 yards if he hadn't
played when the NCAA did
not count them in regu-
lar season stats. The burly
tailback won the Heisman
for the Badgers in 1999.
"In my opinion, Ron was
simply the most dominant
running back that ever
played college football,"
said Dayne's former coach
and current Wisconsin
athletic director Barry Al-
varez in a statement.
Bruschi had 52 sacks as
part of Arizona's Desert
Swarm defenses during
the mid-1990s.
"I don't know who came
up with that nickname, but
thank you," Bruschi said.

Bucs counting on CB Banks to make an impact

The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. Johnthan
Banks isn't making any
bold predictions about
the impact he'll have as a
rookie with the Tampa Bay
The soft-spoken, sec-
ond-round draft pick out
of Mississippi State is be-
ing counted on to make a
difference in a leaky pass
defense this year. How-
ever, the rangy cornerback
wants to make an impres-
sion with strong play rath-
er than words.
The Bucs are confident
Banks has the skills .and
maturity to develop into
a top-notch pro, and he is
ready to take advantage of
an opportunity to contrib-
ute right away.
"I'm not going to put
myself out there like that,"
Banks said of his chances
of becoming an immedi-
ate starter in a defense that
nearly set a NFL record for
passing yards allowed last
season. "I'm coming in
here willing to work hard
- special teams, defense
- and do anything I can to
Tampa Bay selected the
2012 Jim Thorpe Award
winner 43rd overall de-
spite trading its first round
pick to obtain three-time
All-Pro cornerback Dar-
relle Revis in a deal with
the NewYork Jets.
Revis is generally re-
garded as the best player
at his position in the game.
Banks is looking forward
to learning from him while
competing with another
veteran, Eric Wright, for
playing time in a revamped
secondary that also will
feature another newcom-

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks runs with
the ball during NFL football rookie minicamp on Friday in
Tampa, Fla. Banks, from Mississippi State, was the Buccaneers
second round pick.
er, All-Pro safety Dashon like his aggressive style and

At the very least, Banks
is expected to begin his
rookie season as the fifth
defensive back in passing
After playing four sea-
sons in the Southeastern
Conference, routinely be-
ing assigned to cover op-
ponents' top receivers, the
6-foot-2, 215-pound na-
tive of Maben, Miss., feels
he's more than capable
of holding his own in the
pass-happy NFC South,
where the Bucs face Drew
Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam
Newton twice a year.
Although he's not the
fastest defender, the Bucs

versatility. His 16 career in-
terceptions tied a school
record at Mississippi State.
"Everybody can look at
my tape and tell I'm not a
4.6 guy. My tape don't lie.
It speaks for itself," Banks
said. "I played in the SEC

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Cordarrelle Pattersbn, who
runs a 4.47, and he didn't
really do anything against
me. ... I think I have good
game speed."
Patterson, who played
at Tennessee, was a first-
round pick of the Minne-
sota Vikings.
"We ask our corners to
do a lot, everything from
press to bail to baiting, to
playing off, rotating. He's
done all that. He's shown
that he can do that. I really
like the way he plays the
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Schiano said.
"He was the captain. He
was the guy who makes
their defense go, period,"
Schiano added. "You love
that, especially in a corner.
That doesn't happen very
In addition to being at-
tracted to his toughness
and ball skills, the Bucs
also cite the 23-year-old's
maturity as a major asset.
Banks is married and has a
young son who turns 2 on
May 11, the same day the
cornerback will graduate
from Mississippi State.
"I think his maturity is
probably more advanced
than a lot of guys his age.
He has his own family,"
Schiano said. "He's played
a ton of football. So foot-

ball-wise, he's mature as
well. He's a guy that I really
think fit exactly what we're
looking for as a player and
a person."
Banks said his wife and
son, K.J., mean everything
to him and help inspire
him to be successful.
"Growing up as a kid, I
didn't have a lot. So I al-
ways said if I ever had a

kid and a wife, I was going
to make their life as easy
as possible so they didn't
have to struggle like I did,"
Banks said.
"Being mature and hav-
ing responsibility," he add-
ed, "I think it even makes
my game better, being
willing to put the time in
and work in that it takes to
be a good football player."


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FIFA representatives tour the construction site at Corinthians stadium on Nov. 28. The stadium will host the opening match
of the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian organizers said Tuesday they are facing challenges to meet FIFA's
deadline for the stadium.

Stadium problems worry FIFA

'The Associated Press

SAO PAULO FIFA again ex-
pressed its concern with Brazil's
preparations for the 2014 World Cup
after local organizers said Tuesday
they are facing challenges to meet
the deadline for the stadium that
will host the tournament's opening
game in Sao Paulo.
A day after one of the engineers in
charge of the stadium's construction
said the venue is not expected to be
fully ready by December as FIFA
wants, local organizers said they are
"looking for solutions" to speed up
construction and finish the work on
FIFA has stated clearly that it will
not tolerate delays with any of the
12 World Cup stadiums. Only two of
the six Confederations Cup venues
were completed on time. The home
of the June 15 opener in Brasilia is
yet to be completed.
"The technical teams of FIFA and
the local organizing committee have
reinforced the tight monitoring on
all remaining six FIFA World Cup
stadiums not only limited to Sao
Paulo," football's governing body
said in a statement sent to The As-
sociated Press on Tuesday. "FIFA is
for sure concerned as it is vital that
the firm deadline of December 2013
will be kept."
The main concern in Sao Paulo
is the temporary seats which will
have to be added to increase the
stadium's capacity for the opener
in 2014. Twenty thousand seats will
be added after the stadium's main
structure is ready, improving the ca-
pacity to nearly 70,000. The stadium

will host six World Cup matches, in-
cluding the opener and one of the
The construction company build-
ing the stadium, Odebrecht, has
told the AP that it will finish the
main structure with 48,000 seats by
the December deadline, but chief
engineer Frederico Barbosa told
the UOL website on Monday that
it will likely take more time to add
thee temporary structures, which
could be ready only by February or
"The host cities, the federal gov-
ernment and stadium owners have
committed to this delivery date
and acknowledged that for the FIFA
World Cup no comprises can be
made on this not to jeopardize the
successful staging of football's flag-
ship event," FIFA said. "Something
which is not only crucial for FIFA,
but for the entire host nation."
Sao Paulo officials are the ones
responsible for the addition of the
temporary seats.
"The local organizing commit-
tee knows of the challenges that
the host city of Sao Paulo is facing
to install the temporary seats in the
stadium," the committee said in a
statement. "However, the commit-
tee has been informed that the city
is looking for solutions to accelerate
the timetable for the installation so
it can deliver the stadium and all
the temporary structures by De-
cember this year, which is the dead-
line agreed upon in contract by all
six host cities of the Confederations
Cup in 2007."
FIFA wants stadiums ready at least
six months before tournaments

such as the World Cup and the Con-
federations Cup. This time it had
to make an exception ahead of the
warm-up tournament because of
the series of delays in Brazil.
Only the venues in Fortaleza and
Belo Horizonte were ready last De-
cember, and two others also missed
the April 15 extension deadline that
local organizers had set. The sta-
dium of the Confederations Cup
opener in Brasilia will only be deliv-
ered on May 18.
FIFA and the local organizing
committee said last month that "de-
lays like the ones observed will not
be tolerated for the stadiums that
will host" World Cup matches. It
said "the flexibility observed in the
deadlines for the FIFA Confedera-
tions (up will not be the same for
the FIFA World Cup, when no ex-
ception will be made."
Football's governing body said
Tuesday that more than 588,000
tickets have already been sold for
the Confederations Cup, including
nearly 58,000 for the opener be-
tween Brazil and Japan on June 15.
The most sought-after match so
far match is Mexico vs. Italy in Rio
de Janeiro, with more than 63,000
tickets sold.
Almost 61,000 tickets have been
bought for the final at the new Ma-
racana Stadium on June 30. Only
about 10,000 have been sold for the
match between newcomer Tahiti
and African Cup champion Nigeria
in Belo Horizonte.
The Confederations Cup is.played
among continental champions plus
the host nation and the World Cup

Knicks even series with Pacers

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Carmelo
Anthony scored 32 points,
16 during a 30-2 New York
onslaught in the second
half, the Knicks beat the
Indiana Pacers 105-79 on
Tuesday night to even the
Eastern Conference semi-
finals at one game.
Iman Shumpert added
15 points, including a
sensational, follow dunk
in the first half, and Ray-
mond Felton scored 14 as
the. Knicks turned a close
game into a blowout over
the final 15 minutes.
Paul George scored 20
points for the Pacers, who
had a two-point lead and
momentum when coach
Frank Vogel called time-
out with a little more than
3 minutes left in the third
By the time the Pacers
got on the board in the fi-
nal period, the Knicks had
a 26-point advantage.

Game 3 is Saturday at In-
David West scored 13
points for the Pacers, who
committed 21 turnovers
that led to 32 points, ne-
gating their height advan-
tage that loomedso large
in their Game 1 victory.
Indiana had trailed most
of the night before taking
a 64-62 lead on George
Hill's 3-pointer with 3:28
left in the third quarter
that capped a 10-4 run, the
Pacers seeming to have all
the momentum.
Vogel then called time-
out with a little more than
3 minutes left and subbed
out center Roy Hibbert.
Anthony came back with
a drive and then a dunk
while drawing a foul that
knocked over Hibbert's
replacement, Jeff Pender-
graph, and the game was
never the same.
New York closed the pe-
riod on a 10-2 run, Pablo
Prigioni opened the fourth

with a 3-pointer and a
jumper in the lane, draw-
ing chants of "Pablo! Pab-
lo!" and then Anthony put
it away. '
He hit a jumper and a
3-pointer, and after Tyson
Chandler's follow dunk,
the NBA's scoring leader
converted a three-point
play and drilled another
3-pointer before another
basket by Chandler made
it 92-66, extending the run
to 30-2.
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Pacers on the board with
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Prigioni and Kenyon
Martin finished with
10 points apiece as the
Knicks endured anoth-
er dreadful game from
Sixth Man of the Year J.R.
Smith, who was 3 of 15
for eight points.
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for 110 over his previous
four games but broke out
of his slump Tuesday, go-
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Tomic's hitting

partner calls

for father ban

The Associated Press

The father of Austra-
lian tennis player Bernard
Tomic was barred Tues-
day from being accredited
to upcoming ATP events
pending an investigation
into allegations that he
assaulted his son's train-
ing partner ahead of this
week's Madrid Open.
John Tomic was charged
with assault after allegedly
head-butting the hitting
partner, Thomas Drouet,
on Saturday outside the
player hotel in Madrid.
"Following last week's in-
cident in Madrid concern-
ing John Tomic, and the
ensuing investigation, Mr.
Tomic's credential privileg-
es have been suspended at
all ATP tournaments until
further notice," the men's
tour said in a statement.
"The ATP's investigation
into this incident remains
Drouet had called for the
elder Tomic to be banned
from all tour events in an
interview published in
Tuesday's issue of French
sports daily L'Equipe.
"I want to help Bernard
forbid his father from hav-
ing access to tournaments,"
Drouet said. "I want him to
be banned from the ATP
and the WTA.
"He is a dangerous per-
son, who has nothing to

do in this sport of gernti-
A Madrid court said
Monday that John Tomic
disputed the charges and
will face trial May 14.
Drouet, of Monaco, also
said he saw the elder Tom-
ic hit his son last week.
"John hit his son on the
court, while we were train-
ing in Monaco," Drouet
said. "He punched him in
the face. Blood was drip-
ping from his mouth onto
the court. Tuesday, he at-
tacks his son, Saturday me,
what's next?"
It is not the first time
John Tomic has reacted
violently toward his son,
according to Drouet.
"I already saw John
punch his son when I was
in their house in Australia
in January," he said. "He
mistreated him physically.
I know it because I heard a
big noise in the room next
door. It was pretty clear."
Drouet said the incident
in Madrid stemmed from
an earlier altercation at
Nice airport when John
Tomic screamed at him
for not getting some milk.
Drouet said he yelled back,,
and that Tomic replied:
"Get out of my way. If not, I
will punch your head in."
Drouet said John Tomic
led him to an isolated place
to talk before spitting in his

Australia's Bernard Tomic plays a shot to Kevin Anderson of
South Africa during the men's final at the Sydney International
tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia on Jan. 12. Bernard
Tomic's hitting partner Thomas Drouet has called for the
father of the Australian tennis player to be banned after he
was allegedly assaulted on Saturday.


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nie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My grandfather passed
away last month, and the wake was ca-
tered by a close friend of the family who
owns a restaurant. He closed off a section
of his dining hall for our family.
The meal included 15 children under
the age of 10, and they were absolute
monsters. My nephew threw his shoe
across the room and then tripped a wait-
ress. These kids crawled under the tables,
poking us with forks and smearing food
into the carpet. My cousin's 8-year-old
daughter. put open condiment packets
in my purse and a baked potato in my
mother's coat pocket and then mashed it
into the fabric.
People from the other area of the
restaurant complained after my nephew
threw food at them. My husband and
I left, leaving a large tip for the servers.
Other relatives did the same. The dining
room was an utter disaster. Before we
left town the next morning, my husband
and I stopped by the restaurant and left
additional money for the inconvenience
of cleaning food out of the carpet. My
grandmother asked the owner for a full
bill of the damage and presented it to
those children whose offspring made the
mess. It started a huge family row, and of

course, nobody is taking responsibility
for their kids.
I've never seen such appalling behav-
ior. My husband and I are tempted to
send the restaurant owner an anony-
mous money order because we doubt he
will otherwise be compensated.
My parents are supposed to have their
50th anniversary party at this restaurant
next month, and the guest list is almost
identical. They're too embarrassed to go,
but don't want to lose their deposit.

Dear Shocked: What terrible behav-
ior from the parents who allowed their
children to run amok. And they do their
children a disservice by making them
unwelcome everywhere.
We think your parents should go ahead
with their plans to celebrate at that res-
taurant but issue invitations only to the
adults. Children who are too immature
to behave in public and whose parents
refuse to control them should not be in-
cluded in these events. We suspect your
parents paid the cleaning bill, so instead
of "donating" money to the restaurant,
you might consider doing something
special on your folks' behalf.


How is that a good hint to this three-no-trump
contract after West leads the spade queen to
dummy's singleton king?
Note North's three-no-trump response. With-
out West's intervention, it would be automatic.
It should be even after West's overcall. Even if
West has spades headed by the A-Q-J-10, he is
unlikely to lead the ace. And five clubs is a long
way off.
South starts with five top tricks: two spades,
one heart, one diamond and one club. He
needs to make use of dummy's clubs. But de-
clarer must lose at least one club trick whatever
happens. And a good general rule in no-trump
is that if you must lose a trick to establish a suit,
lose it as quickly as possible, and the first round
of the suit is rarely too soon.
Here, South should play a low club from the
board at trick two. West wins and perseveres
with spades, but declarer takes that trick, plays
a club to dummy's queen, and has nine top
tricks. Also, if he reads the end position cor-
rectly, he can catch West in an endplay for an

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20) -You work far better
when alone, and, inclina-
tions to the contrary, today
will be no different.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
By all means, be helpful
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into an eternity.
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glum rather than gre-
garious, you'll only make
yourself and those around
you miserable.
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tend to certain domestic
responsibilities, you will
amass an extraordinary
level of guilt.
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20) It's best not to dis-
cuss something that you're
passionate about with a
pessimistic associate.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) It behooves you to
be as prudent as possible
in the management of
your funds. Don't borrow
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Call 850-326-4289

1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
4' 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4,
4 2BR 1BA House for rent,
Safe neighborhood, $500/mo + dep.
850-482-8196 OR 850-209-1301
2BR/1BA Newly Renovated 2658 Railroad St.
Open floor plan. Cottondale. No Pets.
$450 Mo. + $400 Dep. Call 850-352-4222
3/2 appliances included NO PETS
5374 Cotton St Graceville, FL
$700. mo $350. dep. 850-263-2045 Lv. Mess.
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Cottondale, starting @ $375/mo.
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4850-593-4700 4-

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or $119,500. Call: 850-718-6541

2/2 MH South of Cottondale Central Heat/Air,
$550. + dep. & 2/1 MH H/A $450. + dep. water&
lawn care is furnished. 850-352 4393 209-4516
2/2 Mobile Homes in Marianna, CH&A, Clean,
No Smoking or Pets and references required.
$500 Month + Dep. Call 850-482-8333
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
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2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Roomate situation also available.
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2 & 3BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 I
2BR 1BA at Millpond $495 + dep. very nice,
water/sewer/lawn maintenance included,
.# access to pond, No pets 850-209-3970
2BR 2 BA MH'S in Alford, $380 mo. $380 dep.
2BR/1BA Mobile Home $450 + deposit,
appliances, washer & dryer, water/garbage
& sewer Included *4 850-482-4455
2BR/2BA Newly remodeled in quiet area.
Very clean. Water, sewage, garbage and yard
care provided. No smokers, no pets.
$500 + deposit. Call 850-718-8158.
3/2 Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home (by itself) i
on quiet lot in Sneads, 850-209-8595

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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

17 Acres: If it's peace and quiet you're
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only 8 miles from Chattahoochee.
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dbl garage, sep. dbl carport & workshop, deck
Beautiful home in Blountstown, near HS
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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
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1979 14x68 Riverchase 2/2, fireplace, nicely
furnished, upgraded master bath, porch &
deck included $12,500.850-718-6541
1995 Fleetwood 16x80 3/2 CH&A all electric, all
apple. good cond. $18,000 OBO 850-579-2728 or
850-348-9925 ., has axle & tires


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One owner, gas powered, full weather
enclosure, club/ball washer, club rain
protector, cooler, floor mat, tinted windshield.
$2,900. Phone 334-464-3383
Honda 2007 Foreman ATV;
2-wheel & 4-wheel Drive. Elec-
tric wench, 190 hours on it;
$4800 OBO 334-596-9966

25 ft. Party Barge Pontoon 2011 Suntracker
Regency edition only 75 hrs. 150hp Mercury
Opti Max engine, with 2 axle trailer & lois of
extras, ready for the water, take over
payoff $41,000. Call 334-763-9124
Bass Boat 2011 G3 Eagle 19 ft. Yamaha 115 hp.
4 stroke, 46 hrs. 2 lowrance HDS8 depth find-
ers, 24 volt Minnkota trolling motor, hydraulic
steering, tilt steering wheel, build in battery
charger, deluxe trailer, snap on cover, garage
kept. $18,000. 334-671-3864.

1995 30 ft. Travel Trailer fixed up to live in
good condition, cold AC $4200. OBO
334-702-0001 or 386-965-6964 In Dothan
1999 26ft Jayco Eagle 5th wheel camper .
Sleeps'6, one living room slide, queen size hide
a bed sofa, master queen size bed, 16' awning.
$6,900. 334-673-0533
32ft. Travel Trailer 2007 Conquest great cond.
sleeps 4-5, slide out living room $10500.
Motor Home 2002 38ft. Fleetwood Discovery
2-slide outs 35K mi. 330 hp Cummings engine,
mint cond. garage kept, awnings out with TV
outside to view & washer & dryer
$59,500. 334-805-7679.


..-, V Dodge 2001 Ram 1500 SLT,
1 4x4, tilt, cruise, electric

Nissan 2012 Altima, Like new, under warranty,
No Credit Refused! $200 down, $269 per month.
Call Ron Ellis 714-0028.
Toyota 2007 Prius,
White, fully
loaded, excellent
condition, 70K
miles, $12,500

VW 2011 Jetta, All Applications Accepted. Low
miles, great fuel mileage, still under factory
warranty. $300/down, $300/month. Call Steve

2005 Honda Goldwing
1,00 Calif. Trike.
\ellow w/lots of chrome.
f disk CD changer. Stereo.
H-idsets for front & rear.
-v S Cruise control. Reverse
gear. Lots more extras.
56,000 miles in perfect condition. $25,000. Call
334-406-1520 or edhughes2005@hotmail.com
Harley Davidson 2005 Dyna Low Rider, ridden,
$7000. DR Field and Brush trimer, exc. cond.
$800. 334-791-0701.
Honda 2006 250 Rebel 13K miles, 70-80 miles
per gal. nice hwy. cruiser with classic leather
saddle bags, windshield, never used full face
helmet $2450. OBO 850-557-1629.
Kawasaki 2006 Vulcan 500 LTD 2040 miles, red
Sin color, garage kept, $2800. 850-773-4939
Yamaha 2002 TTR125: Great condition!
Includes helmet & small aluminum load ramp.
Located in Dothan, AL. $800 .OBO Contact 863-
221-7680 or coletoncallender@gmail.com.

Ford 1993 Ranger: 5 speed, step-side, cold air,
runs good, black, good condition. $2,100. OBO
Call 334-798-1768 or 334-691-7111
Ford 2004 F-150 Lariat, ALL CREDIT ACCEPTED,
loaded, 78k miles, leather, pwr window, door
locks, tuneau cover, tow pkg., new tires.
$250/down, $300/month. Call Steve 334-791-
King Tiller 6ft. Brown MFG. Disc 6V2 ft.
$2500. 334-796-6361 (LIKE NEW)
Tractor 240 Massey Ferguson : deisel engine
with bottom plow, garage kept, less 600 hours,
good condition. $7,500. Call 334-794-3226

For sale by Owner
200'6 Pontiac Montana SV6,
SSa miles, 7 passenger
l c lding power door, rail
guards, back-up assist,
front/rear CD/MP3, DVD w/remote, fabric w/4
captain seats. Maintained w/most service re-
cords. 60-75% tread on tires remain. Carpet
mats incl. Other extra's. Asking price suggest-
ed by www.kbb.com. $7,500 334-790-6618

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slow credit ok
$0 Down/Ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title
12 months OR 12,000 mile warranty
RIDE TODAY! FREE $25. gas giveaway
Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Ford 1999 Mustang GT: 35th anniversary
edition Pony Pkg with Flomaster, automatic,
Mach sound system, ruby re, leather interior,
ice cold AC, recent tune-up, Well maintained
with many new parts, 9 yrs adult owned, good
tires, new battery, 168k miles. $5,200.
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Honda 1991 CRX:
Red Hat,:hback, 5 5pt-ed;
$1,200 00O.
Phone 334-.435-3962

Hyundai 2012 Elantra, $200 down, $269 per
month. No Credit Refused. Call Ron Ellis 714-
Lincoln 1999 Town Car,
Signature, loaded, leath-
er, sunroof, new tires,

W11 Lincoln Town Car 2006
Signature Limited
S Like N,-w, original
o,%nor, 1avlays garage
kept, only 39,700 miles.
$17,500. Must see to appreciate 334-714-9672.
Nissan 1997 Altima 4 door 168,000 miles.
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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative
Complaint has been filed against you seeking
to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in
accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any
rules promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of
your intent to request a hearing pursuant to
Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Pro-
gram Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism
Program, Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida
32302-1489, on or before June 22, 2013. Failure
to do so will result in a default being entered
against you to Revoke said certification pur-
suant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27,
Dated: April 22, 2013
Ernest W. George
By: -s- Lee Stewart, Division Representative

NOTICE is hereby given to all interested
persons or firms that sealed proposals will
be accepted at the Jackson County Purchasing
Department located at the Jackson County
Administration building, 2864 Madison Street,
Marianna, Fl. 32448 until 2:00 PM C.T. On May
23rd 2013 for the following items:
RFP NUMBER-: 1213-30
Painting 200,000 gallon Elevated Water Tank
Plant #2
DESCRIPTION: The Jackson County Board of
Commissioners is seeking qualified vendors to
respond to this Request for Proposals to paint
both the outside and inside of the Plant #2
Water tank..
Bid Packets must be obtained from web page
www.jacksoncountyfl.net Between the hours
of 8:00 am C.T. and 4:00 pm C.T. Monday
through Friday, Information or Inquiries may
be made by contacting Steve Croxton, County
Utilities Manager voice phone 850-482-9633
PROPOSALS DUE: May 23rd 2013 at 2:00PM

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Dryer, perfect condition $80. 850-526-5949
Freon Cylinder $150. 850-272-2875.
Inversion Table: Teeter $100. 850-482-2155
Ladder: 24 ft Aluminum Ext. $100. 850-638-2920

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Board of County Commissioners
By: Chuck Lockey
Dale Rabon Guthrie
Clerk of Courts
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opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
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110B WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp gave a fan his cap, jersey and shoes on Sunday after learning the
young man had terminal cancer.

Dodgers' Kemp makes

cancer-stricken fan's day

The Associated Press

Kemp became an Inter-
net sensation after an im-
promptu gesture he made
toward a cancer-stricken
Dodgers fan attending a
game at San Francisco's
AT&T Park.
The Dodgers' Gold
Glove center fielder was
informed of the disabled
fan's plight by third base
coach Tim Wallach during
a 4-3 loss to the Giants on
Sunday. After, the game,
Kemp went to the other
side of the field with Wal-
.lach and met the fan and
his father, who were sitting
in the front row adjacent to
the third base dugout.
"Wally told me that there
was a big Dodger fan at
the game and that he
didn't have a long time to
live not longer than a
month and a half," Kemp
said during a hastily ar-

ranged press conference
in the Dodgers' dugout be-
fore Tuesday night's game
against Arizona.
"So after the game, I just
decided to go. meet him.
He couldn't talk because I
guess his speech was gone.
When I said 'Hi' to him, he
just looked at me in shock.
It almost got me."
The fan; whose name
is Josh, appeared to be a
teenager and was dressed
in a hooded Dodgers
sweatshirt. Kemp shook
hands with him, auto-
graphed a ball and handed
him his cap.
"I didn't know that any-
body was filming it. I
wasn't aware," Kemp said.
"I woke up this morning
and my phone's ringing,
and I'm saying: 'What did
I do now? What happened
now? I hope nothing bad
The video, which can
be seen on YouTube, also

shows Kemp pulling his
jersey over his head and
handing it to Josh along
with his shoes while his
friend Tommy was record-
ing it on his cellphone.
"I didn't plan on tak-
ing my jersey off. It was
just something I felt that
probably would have
cheered him up a little bit
and helped his situation,"
Kemp said. "It was the first
time I ever took my shoes
off on a field. That was the
first time that Giants fans
were ever nice to me.
"I mean, we'd just got-
ten swept by the Giants,
but that was something I
felt I needed to do, and I'm
glad I got to do that," Kemp
added. "Hopefully, that
made the kid's day. I don't
even know his name. God
willing, a miracle happens
and he lives for a while. But
his father told Wally that
he didn't have much time
left on this Earth."

Late Monday

Rays blow 7-run lead in loss

The Associated Press

- J.P. Arencibia hit a two-
out, two-run homer in the
ninth inning off Fernando
Rodney and the Toronto
Blue Jays completed their
comeback from a seven-
run deficit on Monday,
beating the Tampa Bay
Rays 8-7 on Monday night.
Tampa Bay (14-17) has
blown leads in 12 of its

losses this season.
The last time Toronto
rallied from a' least seven
runs down to win was June
5, 2007, when it overcame
an 8-1 margin to beat Tam-
pa Bay 12-11, according to
Tampa Bay last lost a lead
of at least seven runs on
May 25, 2009, when Cleve-
land came back from a 10-
0 deficit to win 11-10.
This time, Evan Longoria

hit his third 'career grand
slam as Tampa Bay built
a 7-0 lead that Jeremy
Hellickson and four reliev-
ers failed to protect before
a season-low crowd of
9,952 at Tropicana Field.
"It's pretty frustrating,"
Hellickson said. "I thought
we made good pitches
tonight and they fouled
some good pitches off.
Just couldn't make pitches
when we need to."

Padres bring Marlins back down

The Associated Press

after scoring 14 runs in a
victory at Philadelphia, it
was back to normal for the
Miami Marlins.
Miami was shut out for
the fifth time this season,
tying Atlanta and Philadel-
phia for most in the ma-
jors, in a 5-0 loss to the San
Diego Padres on Monday
night. The Marlins are last

in the league with a .226
team batting average and
98 runs.
"We had a couple chances
early and we didn't capital-
ize," Marlins manager Mike
Redmond said. "We didn't
get it done, and we've been
struggling with guys in scor-
ing position. It's frustrating
when that happens."
Andrew Cashner (2-2)
pitched 7 1-3 innings of
four-hit ball for San Di-

ego in the longest outing
of his career. Dale Thayer
finished the five-hitter in
front of a season-low crowd
of 14,596 at Petco Park.
Wade LeBlanc (0-5) al-
lowed four runs, three
earned, and four hits over
five innings in his first ca-
reer start against his, for-
mer team. The left-hander
is 0-7 with a 6.35 ERA in his
last 12 appearances dating
to last season.

MLB Roundup

Tigers-Nationals postponed;

Harper won't be suspended

The Associated Press

day when rain postponed
the start of a much-an-
ticipated series against
the Detroit Tigers, the
Washington Nationals got
some good news.
Manager Davey John-
son said left fielder Bryce
Harper would not be sus-
pended or fined by Major
League Baseball for being
ejected in Sunday's 6-2
win at Pittsburgh. Harper
was ejected by third base
umpire John Hirschbeck
for disputing a checked-
swing third strike.
Harper tried to hold
up on a 2-2 pitch from
Wandy Rodriguez and
home plate umpire Bob
Davidson pointed to
Hirschbeck for help.
Hirschbeck ruled that
Harper had swung.
Harper stood outside
the batter's box, stared
at Hirschbeck for a few
moments and dropped
his bat. Hirschbeck then
tossed Harper out of the
With a steady rain fall-
ing late in the afternoon
and a forecast calling for
more, Tuesday's game
was postponed and
rescheduled for 4:05 p.m.

Helton pleads guilty
to impaired driving
DENVER Colorado
Rockies first baseman
Todd Helton has been

sentenced to a year of
probation and 24 hours of
community service after
pleading guilty to driving
while ability-impaired.
Helton entered his plea
and apologized Tuesday
in a courtroom in Brigh-
ton outside of Denver.
He had been charged
with driving under the
influence and careless
driving after his Feb. 6
arrest, but prosecutors
dropped those charges
under a plea deal with the
five-time All Star.

Motte has surgery;
Cards activate Adams
Cardinals closer Jason
Motte had season-end-
ing Tommy John surgery
Motte tweeted the
ligament replacement
surgery on his right elbow
"went well."
"One day closer to get-
ting back out there then
yesterday," he wrote on
The Cardinals an-

nounced before their
game against the Cubs
that they had activated
first baseman Matt Ad-
ams (right oblique) from
the disabled list.
Motte saved 42 games
in 2012 with a 2.75 ERA.
Edward Mujica has'tak-
en over as the closer for St.
Louis. He has converted
all eight of his chances
and has a 2.08 ERA.

Red Sox's Hanrahan
goes on disabled list
BOSTON-The Red Sox
have placed closer Joel
Hanrahan on the disabled
list for the second time
this season.
Right-hander Allen
Webster replaces him
on the roster after being
recalled from Triple-A
Hanrahan went on the
15-day disabled list Tues-
day with a strained right
forearm. He left Monday
night's 11-inning, 6-5 win
over the Minnesota Twins
in the ninth with forearm

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