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Jackson County Floridan
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Commission makes two decisions

County getting new tire

and maintenance shone


Jackson County Commissioners
have contracted with a Panama City
company to erect a new tire and
maintenance shop. Kolmdtz Con-
struction will do the work.
The 13,500-square foot prefab
building, construction of its inte-
rior components and installation
of electrical and plumbing services,
alongwith other materials to make it
ready for occupancy, bring the price
to $848,013, plus another $41,878
for the project engineer, Donofro
and Associates. The engineering fee
represents 4.75 percent of the proj-
ect. Kolmetz had originally offered a
bid of $881,600 the lowest offered
by the 12 responding bidders but
the county negotiated a lower figure
by accepting a few minor changes
proposed by the engineer. Donofro
said the county staff will build the
retaining pond instead of the con-
tractor, saving money.
The county also opted out of the
originally proposed ceramic tiles
for the bathroom floor and walls,
and deleted plans to tie the building
into the emergency power supply at
the main road and bridge building
across the street. If an emergency
need for power in the shop does
occur in the event of an outage,
the county would have rent or buy
a separate generator for that facil-
ity, Donofro said, but the inconve-
nience is justifiable because of the
money the county saved by declin-
ing the tie-in.
The building is 60 feet wide, 225
feet long and 16 feet high. It has 11
bays, with seven of those dedicated
as stations where heavy equipment
like backhoes, dump trucks and
motor graders can be brought in
for service and tire changes. One of
the bays is for tire storage, two will
be secured and used for equipment
and parts storage, and one bay will
be used for an office and restroom.
The building will rest on a six-inch,

John Speights with Jackson County Road and Bridge
greases the joints on his backhoe during a break in his
work cleaning out the ditches and pipes along Bumpnose
Road Tuesday.

Auctioneer going

twice in bid war

Steve Collins moves a heavy wheel across the Jackson County Road and Bridge
Tire and Maintenance Shop on Tuesday.

heavily reinforced foundation.
The building will house a four-
post lift for heavy equipment and a
two-post lift for lighter vehicles so
that mechanics can raise the equip-
ment they're working on to access
the undercarriages.
Although the building is only

slightly bigger that the current shop
- which will be now used to store
signs and barricades it is a much
more efficiently designed space,
Donofro said. Now, even with a lot
of space available, only two or three

See SHOP, Page 9A


After a lengthy discus-
sion about two propos-
als from auctioneers who
want to sell off some sur-
plus equipment for the
county for a fee, Jackson
County Commissioners
elected to give the local
vendor a second chance
to beat the deal offered
by an out-of-state pro-
vider. The two compa-
nies first offers were
reviewed by commis-
sioners at their regular
first-of-the-month board
meeting Tuesday morn-
ing. They've giving the
local company a second
chance at the job.
By formal vote. they
agreed to accept any sub-
sequent offer by Gracev-
ille auctioneer Gerald
Mason as long it beats
or meets the other com-
pany's deal. The motion
did not include a specific
provision that the board
must see his second set
of figures to seal the deal,
and the action did not
give the other vendor an
opportunity to offer a

counter proposal.
Before the vote, com-
missioner Kenny Ste-
phens asked whether the
other company would be
given a chance to com-
pete against Mason's
second offer, but he got
no answer. Stephens cast
the lone opposing vote
on the motion that allows
Mason to make a second
offer and which has the
board accepting it if it's
better than or equal to
the offer made by JM
Wood Auction Compa-
ny. Wood has offices in
Montgomery, Ala., and
West Columbia, S.C.
Those were the only
two companies mak-
ing offers. They were
contacted by Road and
Bridge Superintendent
Al Green about the avail-
ability of the surplus for
auction; the job was not
formally offered for bid
and the matter did not
go through the purchas-
ing department via the
process generally out-
lined in county policy.
Although the county's
See BID, Page 9A

Food drive begins,

will help kids in need 3


Cottondale Elementary
School is having a food
drive, collecting non-per-
ishable items to help feed
area children in need.
Miss Petite Heart of the
USA Cottondale Ashley
Hicks, a local third-grader,
has organized the drive as
part of her service work for
the Heart pageant. With a
little help from her mom,
Tammy Hicks, the class
that collects the greatest
number of items during
Ashley's drive will be treat-
ed to a pizza party as a re-
ward for their efforts.
All donations collected
during the drive will go to
Backpack for Kids Jack-
son County, which is run by
staff at the Jackson County

School Board offices.
Currently, the program
assists district students
identified as homeless or
transitioning (from resi-
dence to residence), by
sending backpacks of food
home with them on the
weekends. But that may
soon expand to summer
JCSB Supervisor of Feder-
al Programs Michael Kilts,
reached by phone Tuesday,
said the supplemental nu-
trition program is crucial
for some area children.
"When a child is transi-
tioning from living situ-
ation to living situation,
not only are they worried
about where they're going
to stay that night, but also
where their next meal will

See FOOD, Page 9A

On Tuesday, Michael Kilts looks through some of the food collected by area young people for use in the Backpack for Kids
program at the offices of the Jackson County School Board in Marianna.


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Telephone: 850-526-3614
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Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
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is published Tuesday through Friday and
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at Marianna, FL.

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"5 Steps to Rapid Employment" Workshop
9 a.m. to noon at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
) Jackson County Tourist Development Council
Meeting 10 a.m. at the Russ House, 4318 Lafay-
ette St. in Marianna. Call 482-8060.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon-
1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 29011 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) Internet/Email Basic Computer Class Part
1 Noon to 3 p.m. at Goodwill Career Training
Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Free class
teaches basic use of the Internet, how to send and
receive'-niiil: iiid how to protect your computer.
Call 526-0139.

Jackson County Growers Assoqciation/Mari-
anna City Farmers Market 7 a.m. to noon at
Madison St. Park in Marianna. Purchase fresh fruits
and vegetables grown by local farmers.
)) "International Chat n' Sip" 8:30-10 a.m. at
the Jackson County Public L|IiU[, i"')r Green St.
in Marianna. Enjoy a relaxed environment for the ex-
change of language, culture and ideas among local
and international communities. Light refreshments
will be served. Call 482-9124.
) Caregiver Support Group Meeting 11 a.m.
to noon in the First Presbyterian Church Social
Hall, 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Open to all
family caregivers providing care to loved ones or
friends. Confidential group, facilitated by a profes-
sional group counselor. Coffee, water, light snacks
) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill. Call 482-2290.
)) 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
the Community Room. Free to attend. Curriculum
developed by ex-smokers for those who want to
become ex-smokers themselves. Call 482-6500.
Employability Workshop, Job Search Etiquette
2:30 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
Jackson County School Board Regular
Monthly Workshop Meeting 4 p.m. at the
Jackson Cdunty School Board Meeting Room, 2903
Jefferson St. in Marianna. The public is invited
to attend. The agendas are posted to the School

District's website, www.jcsb.org. Call 482-1200.
S))Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m.
'in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement, 2891
Orange St. in Marianna. Call 569-1294.
)) Water Use Permitting in Northwest Florida
Rule Making Workshop 5:30 p.m. at the
Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center,
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. Farmers and
ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend
this workshop to discuss and comment on draft
changes to permitting rules on irrigation wells.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

Knitters Nook 10 a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed.'Call 482-9631..
)) VFW Post #12046 Barbecue Fundraiser 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. across from Winn Dixie i6 Marianna.
Plates are $6 each and will include barbeque
chicken with sides. Call 209-1797.
Money Sense Class Noon to 4 p.m. at
Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90,
Marianna. This is a financial literacy class that helps
with budgeting, saving and other financial topics.
Class is free. Call 526-0139.
)) MHS National Honor Society "Bagging for
Tips" 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie in Marianna.
Proceeds will benefit the John Summers Scholar-
ship to a senior this year at Marianna High School.
Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble HFill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856, 573-1131.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Jackson County Growers Association/Mari-
anna City Farmers Market 7 a.m. to noon at
Madison St. Park in Marianna. Purchase fresh fruits
and vegetables grown by local farmers.
)) Large, Multi-Person Benefit Yard Sale 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Jackson County School Board Office
parking.lot. There will be a large variety of items, to
include some free items. All proceeds will benefit
the Hope School PTO. Call 482-9616 ext. 238.
)) National Kids to Parks Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

EST at Chattahoochee Park on Lake Seminole, 236
Booster Club Road, Bainbridge, GA. This is a nation-
wide day of outdoor play to encourage families to
explore neighborhood parks and discover nature.
Enjoy the Buddy Beaver Fun Run, games, prizes,
Army National Guard Rockwall, Muscogee Indians
and much more. The Decatur County Sheriff's
Office will be available to ID children. Call 229-662-
)) Fly-In 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marianna Munici-
pal Airport, 3689 Industrial Park Drive. Featuring the
Lockheed 12 from the movie Amelia and the Chipola
R/C Aviators. Free pancake and sausage breakfast
from 8-10 a.m. for participating pilots. Fly-In prizes
include $500 first, $250 second and $100 third.
Enjoy food and arts and crafts from local vendors.
Young Eagles Air Rides, Helicopter Rides $30. Prize
drawings at 2 p.m. and must be present to win.
)) Tenth Annual Bascom School Reunion 11:30
a.m. at the Bascom Town Hall in Bascom. Call 569-
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) The Lady Elks 28th Annual Springtime Beauty
Pageant 7 p.m. in the Malone High School Au-
ditorium, Malone. Divisions will include: Tiny Miss,
Little Miss, Young Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and .
Miss. Admission is $5 per person and everyone is
asked to bring pet food donations to help Partners
for Pets. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Elks
Children's Programs. Call 569-2227.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.).
SAttendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

Voluntary PreK Registration for the 2013-
14 School Year 8-11 a.m. at 2979 Daniels St.
in Marianna, and continue after 12 noon at the
Jackson County Early CI. 'dijr, Programs Office,
295Q Cherokee St. in Marianna. Bring child's birth
certificate, social security card and VPK Certificate
or Eligibility. Child must be 4 years old on or before
September 1. Call 482-1266.
"5 Steps to Rapid Employment" Workshop
-9 a.m. to noon at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.

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

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for May 13, the
latest available report: Three accidents,
one suspicious incident, one escort,
two burglar alarms, 15 traffic stops, one
larceny complaint, one criminal mischief
complaint, one civil dispute, one tres-
pass complaint, two assaults, two animal
complaints, one sex offense, two fraud
complaints and one open door or window
discovered on patrol.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for May 13, the latest available
report: One hospice death, one missing
adult, one abandoned vehicle, two

suspicious vehicles, one highway obstruc-
tion, two reports of mental illness, one bur-
glary, one physical disturbance, one verbal
disturbance, five burglar
.- alarms, eight traffic stops,
S- four larceny complaints, six
SR I ME civil disputes, one trespass
S ---- complaint, two follow-up
investigations, one assault,
one animal complaint, one sex offense, one
fraud complaint, one assist of a motorist or
pedestrian, two assists of other agencies,
two public service calls, one welfare check,
one Baker Act transport, two threat/harass-
ment complaints and one forgery/worth-
less check complaint.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into

the county jail during the latest reporting
)) Anthony Williams, 31, 4455 Sam Mitch-
ell Drive, Chipley, driving while license
suspended or revoked, possession of
marijuana-under 20 grams, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet
of a church.
)) Shakima Collins, 26, 8700 North 50th
St. (Apt. 6), Tampa, violation of state
)) Dentavious Smith, 20, 3379 Riley Drive,
Marianna, trespass after warning.
)) Breon Bell, 31, 2876 New Hope Road,
Marianna, driving while license suspended
or revoked.

Jail Population: 200
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).


-12A WEDNESDAY, MAY 15,2013


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students and faculty of Sneads High School showed their support
for Blountstown High School and the family of Ryan Flowers by
wearing BHS colors to school on Friday, May 10. Flowers was
killed in a traffic crash on Tuesday, May 7, just prior to completing his
junior year at BHS. The students and faculty of SHS are also collect-
ing donations from the students and community to contribute to a
memorial fund for Fowler.


27C 7,T2 i QUEENS

Pictured are the
newly crowned
Jackson County
Queens for 2013. They
were crowned at the
Miss Jackson County
Pageant which was
held on Saturday,
April 27. From left:
Jr. Miss Alyson James,
Miss Taylor Downs
and Little Miss
Kennedy Temples.


Special to the Floridan
r. Sarah Clem-
mons,. vice
president of
Instructional and Student
SServices at Chipola Col-
lege, commends the 299
students who made the
dean's list for academic
achievement during the
Spring Semester 2013. To
be placed on the dean's
list, a student must take
12 or more semester hours
of courses and make an
average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0
(A) in all courses.

Students who made
perfect averages of 4.0,
straight A's, and their
hometowns are:
Altha-Wesley Chevil-
lot, Caleb Chew, Britney
Collings, Justin Godwin,
Tiffany Hill, Katrina
Messer, Kristen Peacock,
Adam Preston, Stephanie
Shelton, Trenton Smith,
Elizabeth Uhrick and

.as Spring

Blountstown-Tasheana Hannah Lair
Brown, Kenneth Edwards, Thomas Tho
David Leonard, Shannie Cypress-A
Lockhart, Hailey Moravek, Graceville-
Travis Pittman, Mark Shul- Jared Byrd, R
er and Jessica Stallworth. Delgado, Rot
Bonifay-Donna Acosta, Kayla Hyatt,
Angela Gluck, Aaron and Kimberly
Godwin, Thomas Hem- Grand Ridge
don, George Hutton, III, Jessica Harre
Misty Kirkland, Teriy Hart and Rac
Marshall, Macy Miles, Troy Greenwood
Rackley, Kolton Sellers, Spires.
Caleb Whitaker and Kelsey Marianna-
Wilkerson. nerman, Kay
Bristol-Brittney Willis. Maya Capeha
Campbellton-Patrea' Chalker, Meg
Clark, Scheneka Johnson Katelyn Derc
and Kayla Whitehead. Gause, Tiffar
Chipley-Jennifer Adki- Heather Hall
son, Jackson Cagle, Cierra Kasey Ivey, Jc
Corbin, Tanner Gilbert, William Lark
Olivia Guettler, Allison Lingerfelt, M
Hayes, Alana Hearn, Jay Phelps, Q
Meghan Salter, Haley Pope, Clayto:
Smothers, Erin Solger, WV SaraWade
Emily Stewart, Katherine Whittington.
Stone and Meghan Sneads-H
Wilder. Ian Griffin, C
Clarksville-Joshua Travis Moore
Jeffery, Monica Jones and vuk and Cod
TimothyWaldroff. Westville-
Cottondale-Kaitlyn Samuel Griff
Baxley, Kyle Griffin, Hayford and

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Out of Disti
Marshall, Jac
and Lynnsey
Ashford, Ala.;
bell of Chatta
Ciara Folsor
Moore of Dot
Karl Jabour c
Amy Cannor
Kristine Brar
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bert Hawkins,
Nancy Messer
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Students who earned
.3 grade point averages rang-
ing from 3.25(B+) to 3.99
S (A) and their hometowns
Alford-Kendall Brax-
ton, Brittany Shores and
Kaylee Toole.
Altha-William Graham
and Justin Terry.
F'B 16 Layton and Emily
PB 27 Stephens.
ley Daniels, Amber Eby,
2 Brannon Evans, Lauren
3 Futch, Geraldine Gutier-
77 rez, Brittney Norris and
Makynzie O'Bryan.

Bonifay-Anna Bai-
ley, Jessica Bean, Ashlee
Corbin, Marissa English,
Chelsea Herndon, Coty
Long, Mika Moore, Anne
Mary Nichols, Danielle
Payne, Ashley Pitts, Court-
ney Reeves, Cathy Riddle,
Brittany Riley, Travis
Scorza, Taylor Smith, Tyler
Walker, Julie Wells and
Jarred Westbrook.
Bristol-Daniel Kern,
Anthony Marotta, Maggie
McCaskill, Kasey Revell
and Joseph Williams.
Alderman, Ashley Ayers,
Shamara Baker, Mary
Bowen, Sarah Bowen,
Brandi Brubaker, Chelsea
Collins, Stacy Collins,
Rebecca Day, Megan
Goodman, Alyssa Grimes,
Mattea Harbour, Lathan
Harwell, Holley Hinson,
George Hoffman, Jesse
Kneiss, Amber Larue, Asia
McKenzie, Jaclyn Morris,
Jordan Nedeau, Joanna
Peters, Tasha Richter, Mer-
edith Saunders, Alexander
Shatas, Gregory Shaub,
Stephanie Smalley, Ryan
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State workers,


getting mixed


f you notice that the state worker living or working
next to you seems to be doing a double-take on the
latest headlines, accept it. It's OK.
For state employees, the annual legislative session has
been a downer, if not an all-out outrage, in recent years.
But this year is different. If things go as planned in
the next 72 hours, state workers will come away with a
small victory this year in the way of a pay raise. Under a
budget worked out between House and Senate nego-
tiators, state workers earning less than $40,000 a year
could see a raise of $1,400, while those earning more
than $40,000, will earn an additional $1,000.
While we still have four days to go before the session
ends, this is good news for state workers and good news
for Leon County. State employees last received a raise
Oct. 1, 2006, and they have faced a pay drought and
significant cuts in the workforce since then. The new
raises, the first in seven years, take effect Oct. 1.
With 20,000 state workers in Leon County, the raise
could mean an additional $20 million for workers to
House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President
Don Gaetz both deserve credit.
At the same time, legislators included $480 million in
this year's budget for pay raises for teachers, guidance
counselors, instructional staff and administrators.
Gov. Rick Scott set the tone for teachers when he
set aside money in his budget proposal for a $2,500
increase across the board. But lawmakers have made it
more complicated by insisting on tying raises to perfor-
mance measures that have not been determined, and
by adding administrators to those up for raises origi-
nally targeted for classroom teachers.
Legislators must provide better direction on this criti-
cal evaluation issue..
Some of our most valuable employees have a chance
to be compensated fairly for their work but without
clarity, they will continue to operate in the dark.

Tallahassee Democrat

Contact your representatives

U.S. Congress

U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-2
1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

U.S. Sen. Marco Rublo, R-Fla.
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Letters to the Editor
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printed. For more information call 850-526-3614.

A hard rain is a-comin

After disappearing during his
term in office and bring-
ng scandal to his family
and state, former South Carolina
governor Mark Sanford is going to
Washington, having won election
to Congress. And that's far from
the worst story reflecting the cur-
rent character of our nation. In
Washington, D.C., a doctor tells the
Washington Post that he's will-
ing to let a baby who survives an
abortiondie, and calls the pro-life
activist who released a video of
him making similar remarks a "ter-
rorist." The trial of abortionist and
accused murderer Kermit Gosnell
in Philadelphia serves as a ghoul-
ish backdrop to this level of callous
It does happen to feel like the end
is near.
And that just could be awesome.
"Figuring out how to make the
world better is hard," my National
Review colleague Kevin D. William-
son writes in his new book titled
"The End Is Near and It's Going to
Be Awesome." "What works in theo-
ry often does not work in practice,
and angrily insisting that it should
work does not make it work."
Oh, but how we do insist! In poli-
tics, we tend to adopt an ideology
and stick with it, regardless of the

results. We insist that government
do things that it can't plausibly
handle, and then ig-
nore the fact that it's
not doing the things
it could and should
be doing.
While having
Kathryn respect for a great
Lopez many people in
government, Wil-
liamson nonetheless
contends: "(P)olitics as an institu-
tion fails first and foremost because
it cannot manage the complex
processes of modern life, because
doing so would require politicians
to be able to gather and process
amounts of information so vast
that they are literally incalculable."
Politicians make promises gov-
ernment can't possibly keep and
we get swept up in the insistence
that there is a legislative answer to
Our civil discourse all too often
clings to government and market-
based answers, ignoring the truth
that when mediating institutions
- families, religious communities
and charities flourish, individu-
als can soar, giving credibility to the
claims of American exceptionalism.
These are who will be picking up
the pieces when the end comes.

Williamson argues that the
unsustainability of Our current
trajectory necessitates a starting
over. "The U.S government has,
for example, promised its citizens
certain health care and retirement
benefits, the unfunded liabilities
of which at present amount to a
little more than twice the an-
nual economic output of human
Needless to say, that's not going
to work.
But his key insight is: "Our prob-
lem is not only how we govern, but
how we live."
Conservatives claim to be a "fam-
ily values" crowd and yet no one
successfully talked Mark Sanford
out of running. We pray to God
when terror strikes, but we relegate
religion to a mere Sunday church
service as a matter of federal policy.
We talk about women's health and
freedom, but the euphemisms
wind up screening us from the hor-
rific realities of late-term abortions
and the warped moral climate that
has been the product of the sexual
The end is actually a beginning.
To rebuild a culture that under-
stands sacrifice, suffering and hard
work are at the heart of what makes
society work.

Parents need to pull trigger to help schools

A s media websites through-
out Florida on Tuesday told
f the end of the notori-
ous "parent trigger" bill for this
year, one state senator nailed the
problem the law already allows
parents to get involved in fixing
failing public schools but few of
them bother to do so.
The speaker was Sen. Bill Mont-
ford, a respected lawmaker and
executive director of the Florida
Association of District School Su-
perintendents. "The issue is, 'How
do we get parents interested in the
options available to them?'" he was
quoted as saying on Tallahassee.
corn, the website of the Tallahassee
He's right. Parents already have
options in state law that empower
them. They don't need another law.
They need to know how to use what
is already on the books.
The "parent trigger" bill was
before the Senate on Tuesday. Its
official title was "Parent Empower-
ment in Education." The gist of
the bill would have given parents
the right to petition a school board
to remedy their children's failing
school through an option selected
by the parents, including convert-
ing it to a for-profit charter school.
The bill failed, 20 yeas and 20
nays. The House bill passed in early
April and supporters were hoping

the Senate would adopt it and Gov.
Rick Scott would sign it.
The bill's buildup made it appear
that this kind of par-
n ent involvement in
creating a school's
educational plan was
new. It's not.
Florida's education
Margo reform law in the*
Pope early 1980s brought
us School Advisory
Councils (SACs).
Educators and parents must work
side-by-side to develop their
school's educational plan and work
with the district and the school
board to implement it and monitor
it. Parents have a huge voice and a
seat at the big table.
But yet, an Associated Press ar-
ticle on Tuesday quoted Sen. Aaron
Bean saying, "Give parents a right
to be involved with their school.
How hard is that?"
It's not hard at all, Senator.
In addition to SACs (we've known
some very vocal parent members),
Florida law gives the parents of stu-
dents in a failing school a choice.
They can move their child to a
"better" school with transportation
provided at the district's expense. A
district gets'additional resources to
help turn an F-school around, too.
St. Johns County is home to the
No. 1 school district in the state.

There are no failing schools and
the parent trigger would not have
affected it, School Superintendent
Joe Joyner said. The district serves
32,000 students and has been
ranked, "First overall out of 67
counties on FCAT for four years in
a row."
Joyner and the school board
opposed the parent trigger bill be-
cause the elements'of it are already
in law. Joyner said it is a "misno-
mer" for lawmakers to think that
parents aren't involved in SACs.
Parents relish that opportunity,
believe me.
The Legislature needs to heed
Sen. Montford's urging to find ways
to get parents interested in op-
tions the state already offers them.
Perhaps, the parents on St. Johns
County's School Advisory Councils
can enthuse others parents around
the state, too.
Finally, thank you and farewell.
I'm taking this space to thank
Rosemary Goudreau and Tom
O'Hara for inviting me to be a
Florida Voices columnist. I thank
the readers and hope they will raise
their own Florida voices wherever
and whenever they can. Write let-
ters to the editor, start blogs, and
post on Facebook. Inspire others to
keep vigilant on issues that matter
most to all of us Florida's quality
of life.

Letter to the Editor

The Floridan should report on real news

Dear Floridan Editor:
I have enjoyed reading
the news and community
events in the Floridan.
However, the headline
and story in this past
Sunday's edition "Sun-
land employee on leave
after rope incident,"
05/12/2013 warrants
comments and criticism
of both the Floridan and
Sunland. What did the
Floridan editorial staff

find headline-worthy, let
alone newsworthy, about
an unfinished internal
personnel matter at
The article reads like
a cheap tabloid piece
designed to sensational-
ize what may well end
up being a non-story
or, worse yet, a case of
questionable workplace
politics that needs to
be resolved internally.

Your selective report-
ing unfairly includes the
name (and work history)
of the employee placed
on leave while protecting
the privacy of the initial
"witness." Furthermore,
since an investigation
hasn't been completed,
Melanie Etters spoke pre-
maturely as spokesperson
for Sunland.
Perhaps the Sunland
investigation really needs

to focus on the appropri-
ateness of"themed get-
togethers" along with the
agenda of the unnamed
As for the Floridan, it
needs to raise its jour-
nalistic standards; even
though we're a small
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Sunday Afternoon with the Arts opens poster contest

Special to the Floridan

The Artists Guild of Northwest
Florida, Inc. and The UPS Store
of Marianna are sponsoring the
2013 poster contest for the 9th
annual Sunday Afternoon with
the Arts.
The winning poster will be used
for promoting Sunday Afternoon
with the Arts on November 3
from 1-5 p.m., Reception and
Exhibit, November 4-15 at the
Chipola Cultural Center, Chipola
College in Marianna. The dead-
line to enter the contest is July 1,
and no entry fee is required. The

contest winner will be awarded
Please deliver contest entries
Monday through Friday from 7
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RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry

The Associated Press

ORLANDO Research In Motion
unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry
aimed at consumers in emerging
markets on Tuesday, stepping up its
efforts to regain market share lost to
Apple's iPhone and Android devices
powered by Google's software.
The lower-cost gadget, called the
Q5, is the company's third smart-
phone to run the new BlackBerry 10
system. It will have a physical key-
board, something that sets RIM's de-
vices apart from Apple's iPhone and
most Android phones.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said the
"slim, sleek" device will be available
in red, black, white and pink. He an-
nounced the phone to a packed ball-
room to open RIM's annual three-
day conference in Orlando, Florida.
The device will be available in Eu-
rope, the Middle East, Africa, Asia
(including the Asia Pacific region),
and Latin America beginning in July.
The Q5 isn't expected to be released
in North America for now. The com-
pany did not disclose prices for the
new phone.
RIM's higher-tier Q10 has been re-
leased in most markets, but delays
have meant that U.S. carriers aren't
likely to have it until June. The U.S.
delays complicate RIM's effort to
hang on to customers tempted by
Apple's iPhone and a range of An-
droid smartphones. Even as the
BlackBerry has fallen behind rivals
in recent years, many users have
remained loyal because they prefer
a physical keyboard over the touch
screen found on other devices.
The Q5 differs only slightly from the
Q10. Both have 2GB of RAM, though
the Q5 has only 8GB of flash memo-
ry compared to16 for the Q10. Both
have 2 megapixel front-facing cam-
eras, but the Q5's rear-facing camera
is only 5 megapixels, compared to
the Q10 which has 8 megapixels and
lso records high-definition video.

Also, the Q5 has a 3.1-inch LCD
display, while the Q10 is 3.1 inches
and LED.
RIM unveiled new BlackBerrys
this year after delays allowed Apple
and others to continue their global
RIM's iconic BlackBerry device, in-
troduced in 1999, was the dominant
'smartphone for on-the-go business
people and consumers for nearly a
decade. But rivals came out with a
new generation of phones that could
do more than just email and messag-
ing, starting with the iPhone in 2007
and followed by devices running
Google's Android system. Suddenly,
the BlackBerry looked ancient.
SAccording to research firm IDC,
shipments of BlackBerry phones
plummeted from 46 percent of the
U.S. market in 2008 to 2 percent in
Though RIM continues to do well
in many overseas markets, the com-
pany faced numerous delays mod-
ernizing its operating system in an
effort to compete with the iPhone
and smartphones running Google's
Android operating system.
Heins, who became RIM's CEO in
January 2012, said the company has
made a lot of progress in a short pe-
riod of time.
He restated BlackBerry's commit-
ted to "mobile first" and took a sub-
tle jab at industry predictions that he
might not make it to this year's con-
ference as CEO because of the com-
petitive mobile landscape.
"I'mhappyto saytheywere wrong,"
Heins said. "We are' not only still
here. We are firing on all cylinders as
a company."
RIM's stock fell 63 cents, or 3.8 per-
cent, to $15.25 in afternoon trading
Tuesday. RIM also said it will offer its
once-popular BlackBerry Messenger
service on iPhdnes and devices run-
ning Google's Android software.
Heins said iPhone and An-
droid versions of the BlackBerry

Messenger app will be available for
free, subject to approval by Google
Play and the Apple App Store.
"It's time to bring BBM to a greater
audience," Heins said. "I cannot walt
for the daywhen all of our BlackBerry
fans can send BBM invites to all their
friends on other platforms. They
have asked us for this for years."
The BBM service was once a reason
for BlackBerry users not to defect to
other smartphones. Now, there are
many rival messaging services. Still,
there are more than 60 million BBM
users worldwide. '
BBM works like text messaging but
doesn't incur extra fees.
Colin Gillis, an analyst at BGC Part-
ners, said offering BBM on rival plat-
forms is a good move because closed
ecosystems don't work anymore. He
said the company was forced to do it
but said it might be too late.
"BBM is a communication network
and it's only as powerful as people
who are on it," Gillis said.
Heins said RIM is "definitely.in the
race" and that he is excited about the
company's outlook, predicting the
most successful year for BlackBerry.
"What I can say is that 12 months
ago I was told we would be out of
business in two quarters, and that
we could burn through our cash
within two quarters. It didn't hap-
pen. We are confident in the future
of BlackBerry 10."
Asked about a move away from
tablet technology, Heins said that
the future is in mobile and that
BlackBerry's new initiatives are to
target a consumer it thinks will rely
on one mobile device for all commu-
nications within seven years.
RIM's tablet, the Playbook, has not
sold well.
"You will always have people that
are in a very limited view (asking
questions) like 'when are you go-
ing to take on Apple?'" Heins said.
"That's not the way I'm thinking
about this."

Man gets life sentence for leading murder
| ,'

m The Associated Press
STAMPA A Tampa Bay area man
has been sentenced to life in pris-
pn for leading several others in a
* Kasey Lee Ackerman, 23, pleaded
guilty Monday to first-degree mur-
der and armed kidnapping as part
of a deal with Hillsborough County
prosecutors to avoid the death
Five suspects in all were charged
in the death of 26-year-old Robert

Mason Brewer, and Ackerman was
the last to be convicted and
Ackerman was hosting a party at
his Brandon apartment in May 2010
and told friends he wanted to kill
Brewer, authorities said. The friends
had met Brewer at the mall earlier
that day. Ackerman and Brendan
Terry, 23, stabbed Brewer multiple
times, and Randy Allen Morris, 37,
went to buy gasoline. The three men
carried Brewer to a nearby trash bin
and set him on fire while he was still

alive. Ackerman's then-girlfriend,
Rosanna DiMauro, 41, and her son,
David Link, 21, both helped the at-
tackers after Brewer was dead.
Morris previously received 20 years
in prison for second-degree murder
and kidnapping, Terry received 30
years for the same charges and Di-
Mauro received 10 years for being an
accessory after the fact to first-de-
gree murder.
Link has already served 2 years
for being an accessory after the fact
and was released in November.

Wright Foundation welcomes nonprofits to resource center

Special to the Floridan

Shareta Wright-Green,
Director of the ,Wright
Foundation announces
new provider services
,available through the
iCommunity Resource
Center at 2985 Guyton St.
in Marianna.
. SalvationArmyrepresen-
tative Diane Blakely is now
located within the center.
She may still be reached
,at 482-1075 to schedule
Also, BASIC of NW

Florida, based in Panama
City, began providing ser-
vices from the Guyton
Street location on April
1. Local teens and young
adults who wish to know
their status may contact
Deneika Roulhac and Jus-
tin Omorinola 785-1088
ext 129 or 526-1600 for
more information and
Negotiations with ser-
vices providers from the
Pensacola area are pres-
ently underway to reestab-
lish services designed to

address the needs of Vet-
eran families who are
homeless or at risk of
Partnerships in the cen-
ter allow multiple non-
profit providers the op-
portunity to share space,

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and reinvest savings in di-
rect services to the com-
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benefits of space-sharing
may contact Wright-Green
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Stagner Wins
Duck Dynasty Tickets

The winner of the Jackson County Floridan drawing for two
tickets to see Duck Dynasty at Heritage Farm Day and Trail
Ride was Beth Stagner. The event was held May 11 at The
Maddox Farm.

Griffin is Guest Speaker
at Chipola Civic Club

Mary Nell
addressed the
May 9 meeting
of the Chipola
Civic Club. She
spoke to the
A At Club about the
,, "Backpacks for
*Kids" programA
which is
S., to provide
': nutritious food
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Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center
in Philadelphia on Monday after being convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three
babies who were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his clinic.

Convicted Pa. abortion

doctor gets life in prison

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA- A Philadelphia abor-
tion doctor convicted of killing three ba-
bies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged
a possible death sentence Tuesday in a
hasty pbst-verdict deal with prosecutors.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, waived his right
to appeal in exchange for a sentence of
life without parole. Gosnell was convicted
Monday of first-degree murder in a case
that became a flashpoint in the nation's
abortion debate.
Former clinic employees testified that
Gosnell routinely performed illegal abor-
tions past Pennsylvania's 24-week limit,
that he delivered babies who were still
moving, whimpering or breathing, and
that he and his assistants dispatched the
newborns by "snipping" their spines, as
he referred to it.
Prosecutors had been seeking the death
penalty because Gosnell killed more than
one person and his victims were especial-
ly vulnerable given their age. But Gosnell's
own advanced age had made it unlikely
he would ever be executed before his ap-
peals ran out.
SGosnell's lawyer, Jack McMahon, said
Shis client accepts the verdict and isn't sor-
ry he went to trial. He said Gosnell gave
up a somewhat better deal early on but
wanted to air the issues in court and is

satisfied that he did so.
"He wanted this case aired out in a
courtroom and it got aired out in a court-
room in a fair way. And now he's accept-
ing what will happen. He's an intelligent
guy," said McMahon, who said Gosnell
would now plead to federal drug charges
that are still pending.
The sentencing deal, reached after
hours of terse negotiations, spares Gos-
nell's family the task of pleading for his
life in court, McMahon said. Gosnell has
six children, the youngest of them a teen-
ager born to his third wife, who has also
pleaded guilty in the case.
"He's a proud man. To bring his young
family into court was something he did
not want to do," McMahon said. ,
Gosnell was instead sentenced Tuesday
to two life sentences for two of the infant
deaths. He faces a mandatory third life
term Wednesday in the third death, when
he will also be formally sentenced in the
overdose death of a patient and hundreds
of lesser charges.
A 2011 grand jury investigation into
Gosnell's alleged prescription drug traf-
ficking led to the gruesome findings
about his abortion clinic. An FBI raid
had turned up 47 aborted fetuses stored
in clinic freezers, jars of tiny severed feet,
bloodstained furniture and dirty medical


For gay marriage sponsors, it's personal

The Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. Gov.
Mark Dayton on Tuesday
signed a bill making gay
marriage legal in Minne-
sota, the 12th state to take
tle step, as thousands of
onlookers cheered.
"What a day for Minne-
sota!" Dayton, a Democrat,
declared moments before
putting his signature on a
bill. "And what a difference
a year and an election can
make in our state."
Rainbow and American
flags flapped in a swelter-
ing breeze during the cere-
mony, held on the Capitol's
south steps. The crowd, es-
timated by the State Patrol
at 6,000, spilled down the
steps and across the lawn
toward downtown St. Paul.
Dayton thanked legisla-
fors for "political courage"
before signing the bill just
a day after it passed the
state Senate. It'passed the
House last week.
The push for gay mar-
riage was a rapid turn-
about from just six months
ago, when gay marriage
supporters had to mobilize
to turn back a proposed
constitutional amendment
that would have banned
gay marriage. Minnesota
already had such a law,
but an amendment would
have been harder to undo.
But voters rejected the
amendment, and the

forces that organized to
defeat it soon turned their
attention to legalizing
gay marriage. Democrats'
takeover of the Legislature
in the November election
aided their cause.
The two main sponsors
of the bill, Rep. Karen Clark
and Sen. Scott Dibble,
were among the onlookers
as Dayton signed, capping
their long and often dis-
couraging struggle to ad-
vance gay rights.
Clark,'67, was first elected
to the Legislature in 1980, a
decade after she came out
of the closet to her par-
ents. In 1993, her by-then
elderly parents marched
with her in the Minneapo-
lis gay pride parade a few
weeks after she led the ef-
'fort to extend Minnesota's
civil rights protections to
gay people.
But by 1997, the same
Legislature passed the
"Defense of Marriage Act,"
which restricted marriage
to only opposite-sex cou-
ples. A year later, Clark in-
troduced a bill to repeal it
and allow gay marriage.
It took 16 years to get to
this week, which comes
two years after the 2011
Legislature then con-
trolled by Republicans
put an amendment on
the statewide ballot asking
voters to cement the exist-
ing gay marriage ban in the
state constitution.

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pen someday, but I didn't
know I would be able to
be here to be part of it,"
Clark said hours before the
While on the House floor
last week defending her
quest to legalize gay mar-
riage, she won plaudits
even from Republicans op-
posed to the bill.
"I don't know of a kinder,
more gentle woman on
this floor that has a bigger
heart for the environment,
the underprivileged, the
downtrodden, the Ameri-
can Indian, especially the
women. I admire you," said
Tony Cornish, a longtime
Republican representative
from southern Minnesota.

State & Nation Briefs

DOD poised to trim
furlough days
ter weeks of debate and
number-crunching, the
Defense Department an-
nounced plans Tuesday to
furlough about 680,000 of
its civilian employees for
11 days through the end
of this fiscal year, allowing
only limited exceptions
for the military to avoid
or reduce the unpaid days
Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel, in a memo
to the department, called
the decision "an unpleas-
ant set of choices" be-
tween furloughing work-
ers or cutting training and
flight operations.
And during a town hall
meeting with about 6,400
department personnel in
Northern Virginia, Hagel
was direct: "I tried every-
thing. We did everything
we could not to get to this
day this way. But that's it.
That's where we are."
Telling the workers, he
was sorry, Hagel said that
after repeatedly going
over the number, officials
could not responsibly cut
any deeper into train-
ing and other programs
that affect the military's
readiness for combat. He
added, "We'll continue to
search for ways to do bet-
ter, but right now I can't
run this institution into
the ditch."
Hagel said that the de-
partment will be evaluat-
ing the budget situation
over time and will try to
end the furloughs early if
at all possible. But he and
other officials also warned
that while they will do all
they can to avoid fur-
loughs in the next fiscal
year, they can't promise it
won't happen.
The furlough notices
are expected to begin
going out May 28, and
workers will have several
days to respond or seek
appeals. The unpaid days
off would begin no sooner
than July 8, according to
the memo. Officials said
the furloughs will save the
department about $1.8
"I understand that the
decision to impose fur-
loughs imposes financial
burdens on our valued
employees, harms overall
morale and corrodes the
long-term ability of the
department to carry out
the national defense mis-
sion," Hagel said in the
memo. "I deeply regret
this decision."

Court reinstates
inmate kosher meals
MIAMI Despite
Florida's recent change of
policy, a federal appeals
court Tuesday reinstated
a lawsuit filed by a Jew-
ish prison inmate who
claimed his rights were
violated by the state De-
partment of Corrections'
previous refusal to serve
kosher meals.

The llth U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals ordered
a lower federal judge to
reconsider the lawsuit
filed in 2010 by Bruce
Rich, an Orthodox Jew
who is serving a life
sentence at Union Cor-
rectional Institution. The
judge previously dis-
missed the lawsuit at the
state's request, citing lack
of evidence.
Florida announced
earlier this year it would
resume offering kosher
meals statewide by
September to prisoners
who qualify. The appeals
judges, however, deter-
mined that Rich deserved
a new hearing on his
lawsuit despite the policy
"There is nothing to
suggest that Florida will
not simply end the new
kosher meal program at
some point in the future,
just as it did in 2007," they
wrote. The judges also
noted that the policy was
changed just two weeks
before oral arguments
were held in Rich's appeal
and initially affected only
his prison.
The ruling comes as a
federal judge in Miami
is considering a similar
lawsuit filed by the Justice
Department's Civil Rights
Division, which contends
that the new prisons diet
program should be over-
seen by court order. U.S.
District Judge Patricia
Seitz has scheduled a June
4 hearing in that case.

Ex-RNC Fla. Hispanic
outreach director
now a Democrat
mer Republican National
Committee Florida His-
panic outreach director is
now a Democrat.
Pablo Pantoja said
Tuesday he switched par-
ties because of a "culture
of intolerance" among
Republicans. He said his
decision wasn't directed
at the RNC, which he left
months ago.
Pantoja said the tone

of the debate on im-
migration issues, along
with other instances in
which Republicans have
made derogatory remarks
about minorities, built
to the point where he felt
more comfortable as a
The final straw was the
lack of strong condem-
nation of a conservative
think tank's report that
suggested immigrants
have lower IQs than
As a Puerto Rican, Pan-
toja was born an Ameri-
can citizen, but said he
can associate with other
Hispanics on immigration
The RNC didn't immedi-
ately return a request for

2 guilty in hospital ID
theft-tax fraud scam
- Two people have
admitted involvement in
a tax fraud scheme using
Social Security numbers.
and other patient infor-
mation stolen from a
South Florida hospital.
Prosecutors said
Tuesday that 32-year-old
Shalamar Major and 27-
year-old Tanisha Wright
pleaded guilty to a variety
of charges in Fort Lauder-
dale federal court. They
both face lengthy prison
terms at sentencing July
Court documents show
that Major obtained
the sensitive patient
data while working as
a scheduler last year at
Boca Raton Regional
Hospital. Major provided
the names to Wright, who
used the information to
file at least 57 fraudu-
lent federal income tax
The total in refunds re-
quested topped $306,000.
Prosecutors sayWright
had the money deposited
directly onto debit cards
that were stolen out of the
U.S. mail.

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of AP phone records

The Associated Press
ney General Eric Holder
on Tuesday defended the
Justice Department's se-
cret examination of Asso-
ciated Press phone records
though he declared he had
played no role in it, saying
it was justified as part of an
investigation into a grave
national security leak.
The government's
wide-ranging informa-
tion gathering from the
news cooperative has
created a bipartisan po-
litical headache for Presi-
dent Barack Obama, with
prominent Republicans
and Democrats on Capi-
tol Hill expressing outrage,
along with press freedom
The government ob-
tained the records from
.April and May of 2012 for
more than 20 separate
telephone lines assigned
to AP and its journalists,
including main offices.
AP's top executive called
the action a massive and
unprecedented intrusion
into how news organiza-
tions do their work.
Federal officials have
said investigators are try-
ing to hunt down the
sources of information for
a May 7, 2012, AP story
that disclosed details of a
CIA operation in Yemen to
Stop an airliner bomb plot
around the anniversary of
the killing of Osama bin
Laden. The probe is being
run out of the U.S. Attor-
ney's office in the District
of Columbia.
Asked about it at a news
conference on a separate
topic, Holder said he re-
moved himself from the
leaked-information probe
because he himself had
been 'interviewed by FBI
agents as part of the in-
vestigation. He said he
wanted to ensure that the
probe was independently
run and to avoid any ap-
pearance of a conflict of
interest. It was the Justice
Department's No. 2 offi-
cial, Deputy Attorney Gen-
eral James Cole, who made
the decision to seek news

Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice
Department secretly obtaining two months of-telephone
records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press
during a news conference at the Justice Department in
Washington on Tuesday.
media phone records, the "no credible information
department said. that terrorist organiza-
"This was a very serious tions, including al-Qaida,
leak, a very grave leak" that are plotting attacks in the
"put the American people U.S. to coincide with the
at risk," Holder said. He anniversary of bin Laden's
called it one of the two or death."
three most serious such In a letter to AP on Tues-
episodes he had seen since day, Cole said the Justice
he became a prosecutor in Department had adhered
1976 but did not say spe- to its rules for subpoe-
cifically how the disclo- nas for the news media
sure of information about and hadn't sought infor-
the plot had endangered mation about the content

In February, CIA Direc-
tor John Brennan provided
a less-than-ominous de-
scription of the plot in tes-
timony to the Senate Intel-
ligence Committee. He
told the panel that "there
was never a threat to the
American public as we had
said so publicly, because
we had inside control of
the plot and the device
was never a threat to the
American public."
The bomb plot came to
light after the White House
had told the public it had

of calls. "The records have
not been and will not be
provided for use in any
other investigations," Cole
In response, AP President
and CEO Gary Pruitt said
the department's response
failed to justify the breadth
of its subpoena, which in-
cluded phone numbers
in locations used by more
than 100 journalists.
Condemnation of the
government's seizure of
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New drunken driving threshold recommended

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON States should cut
their threshold for drunken driving by
nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level
to 0.5 matching a standard that has
substantially reduced highway deaths in
other countries, a U.S. safety board rec-
ommends. That's about one drink for a
woman weighing less than 120 lbs., two
for a 160 lb. man.
More than 100 countries have adopted
the .05 alcohol content standard or lower,
according to a report by the board's staff.
In Europe, the share of traffic deaths at-
tributable to drunken driving was re-
duced by more than half within 10 years
after the standard was dropped, the re-
port said.
NTSB officials said it wasn't their inten-
tion to prevent drivers from having a glass
of wine with dinner, but they acknowl-
edged that under a threshold as low as .05
the safest thing for people who have only
one or two drinks is not to drive at all.
Awomanweighingless than 120 pounds
can reach .05 after just one drink, studies
show. A man weighing up to 160 pounds
reaches .05 after two drinks. A drink is de-
fined as 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of
wine, or one ounce of 80-proof alcohol.
Alcohol concentration levels as low as
.01 have been associated with driving-
related performance impairment, and
levels as low as .05 have been associated
with significantly increased risk of fatal
crashes, the board said.

New approaches are needed to combat
drunken driving, which claims the lives
of about a third of the more than 30,000
people killed each year on U.S highways
- a level of carnage that has remained
stubbornly consistent for the past decade
and a half, the board said.
"Our goal is to get to zero deaths be-
cause each alcohol-impaired death is
preventable," NTSB Chairman Deborah
Hersman said. "Alcohol-impaired deaths
are not accidents, they are crimes. They
can and should be prevented. The tools
exist. What is needed is the will."
An' alcohol concentration threshold
to .05 is likely to meet strong resistance
from states, said Jonathan Adkins, an of-
ficial with the Governors Highway Safety
"It was very difficult to get .08 in most
states so lowering it again won't be popu-
lar," Adkins said. "The focus in the states
is on high (blood alcohol content) offend-
ets as well as repeat offenders. We expect
industry will also be very vocal about
keeping the limit at .08."
Even safety groups like Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (MADD) and AAA declined
Tuesday to endorse NTSB's call for a .05
threshold. The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration stopped short of
endorsing the board's recommendation.
A study by the-Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety has estimated that 7,082
deaths would have been prevented in
2010 if all drivers on the road had blood
alcohol content below .08 percent.

CBO estimates 2013

deficit at $642 billion

The Associated Press
budget deficit for the cur-
rent year is projected to
come in well below what
was estimated just a few
months ago, a develop-
ment that could further
curb the already slowing
momentum for a budget
pact this year.
The Congressional Bud-
get Office study released
Tuesday cites higher tax
revenues and better-
than-expected payments
from government-con-
trolled mortgage giants
Fannie Mae and Freddie
Mac as the key reasons
for this year's improved
outlook. The budget of-
fice now predicts a 2013
budget deficit of $642
billion, ihore than $200
billion below its Febru-
ary estimate. This year's
shortfall would register at
4 percent of the economy,
far, less than the 10.1 per-
cent experienced in 2009
when the government
ran a record $1.4 trillion
Last year's deficit was
$1.1 trillion, capping four
consecutive trillion dol-
lar-plus deficits during
President Barack Obama's

first term. Obama inher-
ited an economy in reces-
sion, which stunted tax
revenues for several years.
The deficit picture. is
expected to continue to
improve next year and be-
yond, with the 2015 defi-
cit now projected at $378
billion, just 2.1 percent
of the economy. All told,
the budget office predicts
deficits over the coming

decade of $6.3 trillion,
down $618 billion from
earlier projections.
The CBO report comes
as Washington has again
hit budget gridlock after
enacting a $600 billion-
plus tax increase on up-
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agenda had called for the
board to consider a mo-
tion to declare the equip-
ment surplus and formally
seek bids their sale, Green
brought two offers he'd al-
ready received informally,
instead. He had already
compiled a list of equip-
ment, which the auction-
eers were allowed to view
before making their offers,
and commissioners retro-
actively declared the batch
as surplus.
The Mason and JM Wood
offers were not identically
styled, causing some con-
fusion as commissioners
sorted out the offers and
how much income they
might mean for the county.
The auctioneers get a per-
centage of the sales. Ma-
son offered to auction the
materials for 10 percent of
the sale price.
In its written offer, Wood
offered to do it for eight
percent, and guaranteed
the equipment would be
disposed of for at least
$220,500, with the com-
pany to realize at least $
17,640 profit in the eight
percent auction fee. No
Wood representative was
present at the meeting.
Gerald Mason, owner of
Mason Auction Company
in Graceville, appeared
before the board to plead
his case for the job, saying
his proposal was based on
his estimate of what the
equipment would likely
bring; he did not offer a
guaranteed revenue, as
Wood had, although he
commented that he was
willing to amend his pro-
posal going forward.
Instead, Mason estimat-
ed what he thought the
equipment would bring
-his guesses ranged from
a minimum of $185,000 to
a maximum of $209,000.
He offered to auction the
items for a 10 percent prof-
it, so that, based on his es-
timates, he could make be-
tween $18,500 and $20,900
if the equipment sold with-
in his estimated range.
Wood did not list out
the equipment with totals
for each, but offered one
overall guaranteed gross
Mason listed out his
estimates for each piece
of equipment. The stir-
plus pieces were two 1999
squad trucks; two back-
hoes year models 1998
and 1999; two motor grad-
ers one with 8,182 hours'
use and one with 10,3000
hours' use; a 1968 water
tanker; a generator; a 2005
tractor; and a 1993 wheel
In his time speaking with
the board, Mason advo-

cated for his company with
various observations, such
as the fact that selling it
out of state would mean
the tax revenue would go
to another jurisdiction. He
also said, in comparing the
differences between his
deal and Wood's, that he
was not aware that he was
to have proposed a guar-
anteed return.






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the public during a reception in the Hudnall Building Monday night. They are the latest group of medical
students to spend a year in Jackson County as part of the Florida State University College of Medicine's rural
track program. While they are here, the four will be receiving their clinical training at Jackson Hospital and in area
physician's offices. This is their third year of medical school; the first two were training in medical science. The four
are from Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale and Jacksonville. According to Dr. John Fogarty, dean of the C6ollege of
Medicine, the rural track program started in 2005 and Jackson County is the only Florida location where the
students stay year round. He added there is a second campus located South Florida at Immokalee, but its students
do not spend a whole year there.

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pieces of equipment can be
driven in for maintenance at the
same time because it's basically
designed as one large bay, with
entrance only at the ends of the

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come from."
Kilts said, for some, af-
ter their last school meal
on Friday, the next proper,
meal they get will be when
they're back at school on
The Backpack for Kids
program aims to bridge
that gap by helping meet
basic nutrition needs over
the weekend.
According to state data,
Kilts said, on average, 10
percent of kids on free/
reduced lunch qualify as
homeless. For Jackson
County, that's approxi-
mately 400 kids. Of those,
the identification process-
es has verified 159 as ex-
periencing a transitional
housing situation.
That number is up, Kilts
said,, a fact he attributes to
educating those involved
in spotting kids who may
be staying with their
family in motels, with
friends, at campgrounds,
or any place that doesn't
create continuity and
Items collected dur-
ing drives like the one
at CES supplement food
purchased from program
partner Second Harvest
Food Bank. Cash dona-
tions also help keep Back-
pack for Kids operational.
Those looking to give can

building. The new shop will have
entrance points to every bay.
The new building will also have
a sprinkler system, a safety fea-
ture that will help satisfy the in-
surance concerns that forced the
county to close down its original
tire shop. The structure will be
erected at the northeast cor-
ner of Pelt Street and Panhandle

Roads, near the road and bridge
office building. Once the contrac-
tor is ordered to begin work, the
company will have six months to
complete the job.
Donofro said the work on the
structure would begin after the
utility lines are run they're be-
ing taken out to near street level
now, rather than stopping short

In this April 13 photo, MaryNell Griffin (left) with Backpack
for Kids Jackson County accepts donations collected by
Ashley Hicks during a food drive that was conducted opening
day at Cottondale Dixie Baseball.

call Kilts at 482-1200 for
Anyone with non-per-
ishable food items to give
can drop those at Cotton-
dale Elementary School
through May 24. ,
As for Ashley, she'll be

keeping a record of the
food drive's success and
building a scrapbook
of'her service activities,
preparing for Septem-
ber, when she'll head to
Panama City for the state

Marriage, Divorce Report

The following marriages and divorces
were recorded in Jackson County during
the week of May 6-10:
)) Wilven Earl Johnson and Linda
Michelle Blalock.
)) Jonathan Alan Barber and Canr Shea
)) Bruce Robert Williamson and
Rebecca Lynn Ortiz.

) David Colt Howell and Candace
Marie Green.
Brandon Dewayne Wilkes and
Hannah Clarace Lamb.
) Felix Richardo Batista and Hannah
Laree Turner..
) John Anthony Barfield and Jana
Lenora Cook.
)) No divorces were recorded.

to serve only the building, so that
new businesses or bther develop-
ment concerns would someday-
be able to tap easily into the lines.
The building should serve the
county's needs well into the fu-
ture, Donofro said, at least 30-40
years, and it was also configured
for easy expansion if the need


Eviction fears

haunt Haiti camps

after attacks

The Associated Press

Haiti Attorney Reynold
Georges showed up with
a judge and a police offi-
cer on a recent afternoon
at Camp Acra, a cluster of
tents and plywood shel-
ters scattered across rocky
hills dotted with trees in
the heart of the Haitian
The lawyer told the
camp of some 30,000 peo-
ple that they were squat-
ting on his land and had
to leave, witnesses said.
If they didn't vacate, he
said he'd have the place
burned down and leveled
by bulldozers. Camp lead-
er Elie Joseph Jean-Louis
said other angry resi-
dents, who had lost their
homes in a catastrophic
2010 earthquake, fought
back by lobbing rocks at
Georges and the people
he had come with.
The camp residents
managed to protect their
homes that day but they
also brought to life a far-
reaching problem.
In the few weeks since
the mid-April confronta-
tion, their plight has be-
come a symbol for what
many say is the growing
use of threats and some-
times outright violence
to clear out sprawling
displaced person camps,
where some 320,000 Hai-
tians still live.
The standoff set off a
chain of events that left
several shelters burned
and a camp resident
dead. It occurred a little
more than a week before

the human rights group
Amnesty International is-
sued a report on the jump
in camp evictions in Haiti
over the past year.
"This terrible event is
proof of the consequenc-
es of continuing forced
evictions in Haiti," Javier
Zuniga, a special adviser
to Amnesty Internation-
al, said in a statement
about the standoff.
"They have been living in
camps with appalling liv-
ing conditions. As if this
were not enough, they
are threatened with
forced evictions and,
eventually, made home-
less again."
Georges tells a different
story. The former senator,
whose most famous law
client is former dictator
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc"
Duvalier, denied that he
had threatened residents,
saying he was only there
to show officials what he
said was his land.
"If they said that, they
are crooks and liars,"
Georges said of camp
After Amnesty re-
leased its report, Haitian
Prime Minister Laurent
Lamonthe told The As-
sociated Press that the
government of President
Michel Martelly was in
fact trying to stop the
The government does
not "believe in forced
evictions," Lamonthe
said. "There are some
private owners that do
it, but the government
itself does not condone

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US diplomat ordered to

leave Russia in spy case

The Associated Press

MOSCOW A U.S. dip-
lomat was ordered Tues-
day to leave the country
after the Kremlin's security
services said he tried to re-
cruit a Russian agent, and
they displayed tradecraft
tools that seemed straight
from a cheap spy thriller:
wigs, packets of cash, a
knife, map and compass,
and a .letter promising
millions for "long-term
The FSB, the successor
agency to the Soviet-era
KGB, identified the diplo-
mat as Ryan Fogle, a third
secretary at the U.S. Em-
bassy in Moscow, detain-
Sing him briefly overnight.
It alleged Fogle was a CIA
officer trying to recruit a
Russian counterterrorism
officer who specializes
in the volatile Caucasus
region in southern Rus-
sia, where the two Boston
Marathon bombing sus-
pects had their ethnic
Fogle was handed over
to U.S. Embassy officials,
declared persona non
grata and ordered to leave
Russia immediately: He
has diplomatic immunity,
which protects him from
The State Department
would only confirm that
Fogle worked as an embas-
sy employee, but wouldn't
give any details about his
employment record or re-
sponsibilities in Russia.
Some officials also referred
inquiries to the CIA, which
declined comment.
Fogle was the first Ameri-
-can diplomat to be publicly
accused of spying in Russia
in about a decade. While
relations between the
two countries have been
strained, officials in both
Washington and Moscow
sought to play down the:

In this handout photo provided by the Russian Federal
Security Service, a man claimed to be Ryan Fogle (right), a
third secretary at the U.S. Embassyin Moscow, with Embassy
officials at left, sits in the FSB offices in Moscow Tuesday.

The Russian Foreign
Ministry summoned U.S.
Ambassador Michael Mc-
Faul to appear Wednesday
in connection with the
case. McFaul said he would
not comment on the spy-
ing allegation.
Russian officials ex-
pressed indignation the
U.S. would carry out an
espionage operation at a
time when the two coun-
tries have been working
to improve counterterror-
ism cooperation. "Such
provocative actions in
the spirit of the Cold War
do nothing to strengthen
mutual trust," the Foreign
Ministry said.
Russia's Caucasus region
includes the provinces of
Chechnya and Dagestan.
The suspects in the'April 15
Boston Marathon bomb-
ings Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
1?and -his elder brother, Ta-
merlan, who was killed in

a manhunt --are ethnic
Chechens. Tamerlan spent
six months last year in
Dagestan, now the center
of an Islamic insurgency.
Despite the end of the
Cold War, Russia and the
United States still maintain
active espionage opera-
tions against each other.
Last year, several Russians
were convicted in separate
cases of spying for the U.S.
and sentenced to lengthy
prison sentences.
Russian state TV showed
pictures of a man said to
be Fogle, wearing a base-
ball cap and a blond wig,
lying face down on the
Two wigs, a compass, a
map of Moscow, a pocket
knife, three pairs of sun-
glasses and envelopes of
500 euro notes (each bill
worth $649) were among
the items the FSB dis-
played on a table.

Nigeria president declares state of

emergency due to Islamic extremists

The Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria Ad-
mitting Islamic extrem-
ists now control some
his nation's villages and
towns, Nigeria's president
declared a state of emer-
gency Tuesday across
in the nation's troubled
northeast, promising to
send more troops to fight
what he said is now an
open rebellion.
President .Goodluck
Jonathan, speaking live
across state radio and
television networks, also
warned that any building
suspected to house Is-
lamic extremists would be
taken over in what he de-
scribed as the "war" now
facing Africa's most popu-
lous nation. However, it
remains unclear what the
emergency powers will do
to halt the violence, as a
similar effort failed to stop
the bloodshed.
"It would 'appear that
there is a systematic effort
by insurgents and terror-
ists to destabilize the Ni-
gerian state ahd test our
collective resolve," Jona-
than said.
Jonathan said the or-
der will be in force in Ad-
amawa, Borno and Yobe
states. He said the states
would receive more
troops, though he will
not remove state politi-
cians from their posts.,
Under Nigerian law, tie
president has the power
to remove politicians
from their posts and
install a caretaker gov-
ernment in emergency
The president's speech
offered the starkest vision
of the ongoing violence,
often downplayed by
security forces and gov-
ernment officials out of
political considerations.
Jonathan described the
attacks as a "rebellion," at
one point describing how
fighters had destroyed

government buildings
and "had taken women
and children as hostages."
"Already, some northern
parts of Borno state have
been taken over by groups
whose allegiance are to
different flags than Nige-
ria's," Jonathan said.
The president later add-
ed: "These actions amount
to a declaration of war and
a deliberate attempt to
undermine the authority
of the Nigerian state and
threaten (its) territorial
integrity. As a responsible
government, we will not
tolerate this."
Since 2010, more than
1,600 people have been
killed in attacks by Islamic
insurgents, according to
an Associated Press count.
Recently, Nigeria's military
has said Islamic fighters
now use anti-aircraft guns
mounted on trucks to fight
the nation's soldiers, likely
outgunning the country's

already overstretched se-
curity forces. Meanwhile,
violence pitting differ-
ent ethnic groups against
each other continues un-
stopped with clashes in
which dozens are killed at
a time. In addition, doz-
ens of police officers and
agents of the country's
domestic spy agency were
recently slaughtered by a
One of the main Islamic
extremist groups fight-
ing Nigeria's weak cen-
tral government is Boko
Haram, whose name
means "Western educa-
tion is sacrilege" in the
Hausa language of Nige-
ria's north. The group has
said it wants its impris-
oned members freed and
strict Shariah law adopted
across the multiethnic na-
tion of more than 160 mil-
lion people. It has contact
with two other al-Qaida-
linked groups in Africa.

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Garment Factory Building Collapse

Bangladesh honors the dead

The Associated Press

DHAK4, Bangladesh Thousands of
mourners gathered Tuesday at the wreck-
age of a Bangladeshi garment factory
building to offer prayers for the souls of
the 1,127 people who died in the struc-
ture's collapse last month, the worst trag-
edy in the history of the global garment
The Islamic prayer service was held a
day after the army ended a nearly three-
week, painstaking search for bodies
among the rubble and turned control of
the site over to the civilian government
for cleanup.
Recovery workers got a shocking boost
Friday when they pulled a 19-year-old
seamstress alive from the wreckage. But
most of their work entailed removing
corpses that were so badly decomposed
from the heat they could only be identi-
fied if their cellphones or work IDs were
found with them. The last body was found
Sunday night.
Soldiers in camouflage, police and
firefighters in uniform stood solemnly
in neat rows near relatives of the dead.
Many of the rescue workers had pained

expressions on their faces. Tears rolled
down the cheeks of one soldier.
The mourners raised their cupped
hands in prayer and asked for the salva-
tion of those who lost their lives when
the Rana Plaza building came crashing
down on April 24. They also appealed for
divine blessings for the injured still in the
Maj. Gen. Chowdhury Hasan
Suhrawardy, the military commander
who had been supervising the site,
thanked all those involved in the work. He
said the army has prepared a list of 1,000
survivors that it would give to the govern-
ment with the recommendation they be
provided jobs on a priority basis.
With global pressure mounting on Ban-
gladesh and the brands it manufactures
for, some of the biggest Western retailers
have embraced a plan that would require
them to pay for factory improvements
Italian fashion brand Benetton, British
retailer Marks & Spencer and Spanish re-
tailer Mango became the latest compa-
nies Tuesday to agree to sign a contract
requiring them to conduct independent'
safety inspections of factories.

-lOA WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013


Sports Briefs

Chipola Softball
The Chipola Lady Indians will
open play in the NJCAA Softball
National Championship tourna-
ment today in St. George, Utah.
The Lady Indians will take on
Odessa (Tex.) 7:30 p.m. Central
Daylight Time.
The tournament will run
through Saturday

JCCA Golf Tourney
The Jackson County Cattle-
men's Association announces
that the second annual Colonel
Thomas Memorial Golf Classic
is set for Friday 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 per-
son 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
All benefits from the event
will go to FFA and 4H scholar-
ships at Chipola. For more
information, call Matt Dryden
at 850-573-0414, Albert Milton
at 850-718-7834, Ken Godfrey
at 850-209-7919, or Charlene
at Indians Springs Golf Club at

Marianna Swim Team
The Marianna Swim Team is a
local, recreational swim team for
boys and girls ages 4-18. Prac-
tices are held from 5 p.m. to 6:30
p.m., Monday through Thursday
through August at Chipola Col-
lege Pool.
Meets are held on Saturdays
throughout the summer.
Registration is open. All we re-
quire is that the swimmer swim
one full pool length (25 yards)
arid that children under 10 have
parental supervision during
The registration fee of $35
payable to NIST fielps cover cost
of life guards and relay events at
meets. Team T-shirts [or mem-
bers will be an additional $5
and $15 for non-members. Pool
membership is also required by
Chipola College.
For additional information
please call \Vicki Pelham at 482-
2435; Angie Bunting at 209-8918:
Julie Smith at 557-3292; MNlonica
Bolin at 209-2388; or email your
questions to NMST2010@cenru-

Coed Softball
Marianna Recreation Depart-
ment will offer a coed adult
Softball league to begin play in
Teams will consist of five men
and five women with general
rules of play discussed at man-
agers meeting.
Teams may sign up at The
Marianna Educational and Rec-
reational Expo (MERE) located
at 3625 Caverns Road in Mari-
anna through MNlay 29.
The registration fee of $480
for a 12-game schedule and
includes the team's ASA registra-
tion fees due at the time of regis-
tration. There will be a mangers
meeting May 29 at 6 p.m. aft'the
MNIERE Complex.
For more information please
contact the MERE at 850-482-
6228. Team mangers may come
by the MNERE Complex to pick
up team paclkets Monday thru
Friday from 8 a.m. to4 p.m.
Managers'and coaches may
view a copy of this year's rules
by visiting our website www.
leaguelineup.com/mrd go to
AdulrSoftball page.

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

Ron Thoreson at 272-0280.

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

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Chase Nyman throws to first for Chipola during a game earlier
in the season.


The Chipola Indians' run at a state
championship and a trip to Grand
Junction, Colo., came to a halt Tues-
day morning in Lakeland, as the
State College of Florida Manatees
outlasted Chipola 3-2 in 12 innings
in the championship round of the
FCSAA State Baseball Tournament.
The Indians needed to win to ad-
vance to the title game against the

Palm Beach State Panthers, who
they defeated Monday night 9-1 in
seven innings to earn the spot in the
tournament's final round.
But thanks to a walk-off RBI single
by Dalton Busby in the bottom of
the 12th, it was the Manatees who
survived the extra-inning affair and
moved on to the final matchup
with the Panthers, who defeated
State College of Florida 3-0 to claim
See OUTLAST, Page 2B


Chipola ta

es aim

at national title

Lady Indians

open tournament

with Odessa
The Chipola Lady Indians begin
their quest for the program's second
national championship today when
they take on Odessa (Tex.) in the first
round of the Division-I Softball Na-
tional Championship in-St. George,
The Lady Indians are coming off
of a dominant run through the state
tournament in which they went 5-0
and outscored their opponents by a
total of 47-14.
But the championship game was
May 5, with the 10-day break coming
when the Lady Indians likely wanted
it least.
"It probably would've been bet-
ter for us if we could've played (the
national tournament) the next day
because we were on a roll," Chipola
assistant coach Jimmy Hendrix said
Tuesday. "It will come down to the
first game (today) to see if we can get
back on that roll."
After hitting a rocky stretch dur-
ing the meat of the Panhandle Con-
ference schedule, the Lady Indians
found their stride down the stretch to
win their last four league games and
then all five state tourney games.
Recapturing that momentum will
be the challenge for the Lady Indians
starting today.
"If I knew the answer to how to
do that, I'd write a book and make a
lot of money off of it," Hendrix said.
"I really don't know. I think it just
comes down to energy. At the state
tournament, we had a play in the first
game that really sparked us, so I hope
we'll get that play tomorrow. If not,
See INDIANS, Page 4B

FCSAA College

FCSAA College


lifts Palm

Beach to

state title

The Palm Beach State Pan-
thers captured the state base-
ball championship Tuesday af-
ternoon in Lakeland, knocking
off the State College of Florida
Manatees 3-0 in the final game
of the FCSAA State Baseball
JD Underwood tossed a com-
plete-game shutout for the
Panthers, scattering nine hits
and one walk with two strike-
outs to get the win.
Underwood also scored the
first run of the game for Palm
See TITLE, Page 2B

Kristen Allen gets a bunt hit for the Chipola Lady Indians during a game earlier in the season.

Chipola Baseball

Manatees outlast

Indians in 12 innings


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T he Optimists' Brady Donaldson tags out Beef'0' Brady's Garrett Roper at
home plate Tuesday night at MERE. Beef'0' Brady's continued their unde-
feated season with a 6-1 win in the game. So far the team has scored a 126
runs in the 10 games they have played. L

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l-12B WEDNESDAY, MAY15, 2013


National Basketball jL.. -..-rj

Miami Heat's IeBron James (left) and Norris Cole celebrate during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal
against the Chicago Bulls on Monday in Chicago.

Heat back home, chance to finish Bulls off

The Associated Press

MIAMI Dwyane Wade is limp-
ing around in obvious pain. LeBron
James' shooting percentage is down.
Shane Battier and Ray Allen have
struggled to get anything going from
3-point range.
The Eastern Conference semifinals
have been far from perfect for .the
Miami Heat.
And the reigning NBA champions
are now in absolute control of this
series nonetheless.
Barely a week ago, there was so
much talk about how the Chicago
Bulls had Miami's number like no
other team. That seems long forgot-
ten now, after three straight wins -
by an average of 23.3 points have
the Heat one win away from return-
ing to the East finals. Up 3-1 in the se-.
ries, the Heat will try to close out the
Bulls in Game 5 at Miami onWednes-
day night.
* "You have to have a high-charac-
ter team," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

From Page 1B
hopefully we'll keep bat-
tling until it does."
Chipola will face an
Odessa team that is one
of the best in the country
at the long ball, hitting a
whopping 78 home runs
as a team,' including 27
from leading hitter Morgan
The Lady Indians have
hit just 34 homers on the
season, but their 1.90 team
Earned Run Average com-
pared to the 3.06 ERA of
Odessa frames this game as
a classic contrast in styles.
"Odessa has got some
hitters that can swing it
and the ball carries'a little
Better out here, so we'll see
how we can handle that,"

From Page 1B
the title.
The Indians had mul-
tiple opportunities to take
the lead late, leaving the
bases loaded in the top of
/the seventh, and stranding
runners in scoring position
in the eighth, ninth, and
10th innings.
"We didn't take advan-
tage of our scoring op-
portunities and left run-
ners on base too often
and didn't get them in,"
Chipola coach Jeff Johnson
said after the game. "The
key to this thing is to take
advantage of your scor-
ing chances and we didn't
do it today. Their pitching
had something to do with
hit, but fundamentally, we
weren't good enough and
didn't execute when we
needed to."
Jarred Smith got the vic-
tory for the Manatees after
tossing three straight per-
fect innings to close out the
game and striking out four,
while Mikel Belcher took
the loss for the Indians, giv-
ing up a run three hits and
a walk with three strikeouts
in an inning and 2/3.
Both team's starters
Carlos Misell for Chipola
and Robby Kalaf for State
College of Florida pitched
very well without factoring
into the decision.
The Manatees squeezed
an early run across against
Misell in the first inning
when Orlando Rivera led
off with an infield single,
moved to third after a
wild pitch by Misell and a
passed ball, and scored on
another infield hit by Julian
I The top of the order

said Tuesday, a few hours after his
team returned from Chicago after
an 88-65 rout in Game 4 of the sud-
denly one-sided series. "You have to
have a team that's built strong habits
... not to take games for granted. Our
guys have built up habits. They also
have built up perspective that boy,
these close-out games have been the
toughest ones."
When Miami gets a chance to fin-
ish off an opponent, it typically
doesn't waste any time. Since James,
Wade and Chris Bosh joined up, the
Heat are 8-2 in games where they can
clinch a series, winning each of their
last five by double figures.
Given the way this series is going,
it's not hard to envision Wednesday
ending the same way.
"Got to take care of business," Bosh
(The Bulls outscored the Heat in
Game 1, tried to outmuscle them
in Games 2 and 3, and then simply
looked outmanned in Game 4. Der-
rick Rose has been gone all season,

Hendrix said. "It looks
like they're going to try to
outscore you. But I think
we're going to match up
pretty well with some of
the teams because we're
unusual in that seven of
our nine hitters are left-
handers, and all of our kids
can bunt and run. A lot of
teams don't see that during
the year. But we've told the
kids that it comes down to
how they execute and how
they play. It just comes
down to execution."
SThe Lady Indians last
made it to the national
tournament in 2007 when
they won it all to give the
school its first-ever nation-
al title.
If Chipola replicates
that run and brings home
another championship,
Hendrix said it will be with

again applied pressure on
the Chipola defense in the
third, with Rivera bunting
his way on board and San-
tos adding a single to left
Conner Hale was then hit
by a pitch to load the bases
with one out, and Smith
made it 2-0 with an RBI
sacrifice fly to score Rivera.
Meanwhile, the Indians
struggled to find offense
against Kalaf, managing
just two hits through the
first six innings.
But in the top of the sev-
enth, Daniel Mars led off
with a single and Ian Rice
followed with a double to
put runners at second and
*third with no outs.
Two batters later, Chris-
tian Correa's ground ball
to third base allowed Mars
to score, with Rice beating
out the throw to third to
give Chipola runners at the
corners with just one out.
That brought Devin Raf-
tery out of the bullpen to
replace Kalaf, and the new
pitcher helped foil a safety
squeeze attempt by the
Indians, fielding a Chase
Scott bunt and throwing
home, with Rice eventu-
ally getting. tagged out in a
A walk to Clayte Rook
loaded the bases, but Raf-
tery got out of the jam by
striking out pinch hitter
Josh Barber for the final
The Indians tied the
game in the eighth when
Luis Tunon drawing a lead-
off walk and eventually
scoring on an RBI sacrifice
fly to centerfield by Mars.
Chipola had a chance to
take the lead with Camer-
on Gibson at second base
with two outs for Bert Giv-
ens, but Raftery again got

Kirk Hinrich hasn't played since log-
ging 60 minutes in Chicago's triple-
overtime Game 4 against Brooklyn in
the opening round and Luol Deng is
still dealing with the effects of a nasty
bout of illness.
On Wednesday, the Bulls shot just
'under 26 percent, scored nine points
in the third quarter and saw Nate'
Robinson Chicago's best offensive
weapon in these playoffs take 12
shots and miss them all.
"Nobody said this was going to be
easy," Robinson said. "We're profes-
sionals for a reason. We'll go back.to
the drawing board and figure it out."
They better figure it out in a hurfy.
In a series where Wade averag-
ing just 11.3 points in the four games
has been limited by continued
issues with the bone bruises in his
right knee, where James' shooting is
down more than,10 percent from his
regular-season pace and Battier and
Allen have combined to go 9 for 34
from beyond the 3-point arc, Miami
has been rolling along anyway.

a formula and approach
that contrasts many of the
power-hitting teams in St.
"We're not built on what
most of these teams are
with kids hitting it a long
way. We're built on speed
and finding the gaps,"
the coach said. "Even the
years when we've hit a lot
of home runs, our philoso-
phy is to find the barrel, hit
it solid, and let the ball do
what it's going to do. We're
not going to change our
approach. We'll still bunt
and hit and run and steal
bases. If we get some balls
elevated and hit them out,
that's icing, but we're not
going to wait on the three-
run home run."
Chipola (43-9) comes in
as the No. 3 seed in the 16-
team double-elimination

a big strikeout to end the
Givens had another
chance in the top of the 10th
with runners on second
arid third with two outs,
but Smith got him looking
to keep the game tied 2i2.
In the bottom of the 12th,
Hale led off with a stand-up
double and moved to third
on bunt base hit by Smith.
Two batters later, Con-
ner Olivet hit a ground ball
to second base and Tunon
fielded cleanly and gunned
the throw to home in time
to get Hale trying to score
from third for the second
But it was a temporary re-
prieve for the Indians, with

tournament, with Odessa
(46-19) the 14, and Butler
(Kan.) the top seed with a
record of 50-2.
Hendrix said that Butler
is probably the strongest
team overall, but that any '
number of teams were ca-
pable of making a run at
the title.
"You've got 16 teams
from across the country
that at any time can get
hot, including us," he said.
"If we play like we did at
state, then we've got a
chance. We're really in the
same boat as we were at
state. We could go 0-2 or
we could win the whole
thing. We're playing well
and we're healthy. We have
the talent, but it will come
down to who executes. It's
about who gets hot, the
same as it was at state."

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Auto Racing

Andretti team topping

the Indy speed charts

The Associated Press

chael Andretti smiles like
a kid when you ask what's
different in 2013. He's not
giving away the trade se-
crets that have turned his
team from competitive to
dominant. He just wants
to savor the moment and
keep chugging along.
"I just think we're get-
ting more experience,
more confidence all the
time," Andretti said after
another successful prac-
tice at Indianapolis Motor

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Beach, drawing a walk in
the bottom of the fourth
inning and coming home
on an RBI single by Mar-
cus Mooney to make it
The Panthers added
two insurance runs in
the eighth with a two-out
rally, getting three straight
singles from Mooney,
Dan Hudzina, and Jon
Corbitt to score the first
run, with Matt Mulroy
adding another RBI single
two batters later to make
it 3-0.
State College of Florida
threatened in the top of
the ninth, with Jarred
Smith coming up with a
one-out single and Con-
ner Oliver adding a two-
out hit to put runners on
the corners.
But Underwood got Dal-
ton Busby to hit a ground

Speedway. "When you get
more experience and get
more confidence, you get
better results."
Andretti's team wasn't
exactly a pushover before.
Last year, Ryan Hunter-
Reay won four times and
dethroned three-time de-
fending series champion
Dario Franchitti, James
Hinchcliffe had five top-
five finishes in 15 starts
in Dania Patrick's old car
and Marcor, Michael's son,
closed out the season with
three top-10s in the last
seven races.

ball to shortstop resulting
-in a force out at second to
end the game.
Ben Aschoff took the
loss for the Panthers, giv-
ing up three earned runs
on eight hits, two walks,
and six strikeouts. '
Each team had nine
hits, with Mooney leading
SPalm Beach going 2-for-
4 with a run and an RBI,
and seven other players
notching one hit.
Orlando Rivera and
Conner Hale each had
two hits to top State Col-
lege of Florida.
The Manatees got to the
final game by defeating
Chipola 3-2 in 12 innings
earlier in the day, finish-
ing 4-2 in the state tour-
nament and ending their
season with a record of
The Panthers (38-
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much more offensively to
capitalize on our opportu-
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Scrutiny on Tiger Woods now for different reasons

Tiger Woods has faced
more scrutiny that any
other golfer from his gen-
eration. Maybe ever.
Just not this variety.
Woods must long for the days
when the golf world obsessed
over his swing changes (all four
of them) and questioned his
coaches (all three of-them). He
was criticized for not playing
enough tournaments and not
giving the tournaments he did
play enough notice that he was
Some complained he prac-
ticed so early in the morning
that paying customers didn't
get a chance to see him. Oth-
ers complained he didn't sign
enough autographs. Most of it
was petty.
But this is different.
SNow it's his integrity on
the golf course that's being
Woods won The Players
Championship on Sundayfor
his fourth victory this year.
Making it even more memo-
rable, Woods ended his public
spat with Sergio Garcia by pos-
ing with the crystal trophy. They
were tied with two holes to play,
and Garcia hit three shots in the
That all seems like B-material
compared with the buzz over
the drop Woods took on the
14th hole of the final round.
He hit what he called a "pop-
up hook" with a 3-wood from
the tee, and the ball landed in
the water left of the fairway.
Consulting with CaseyWitten-
berg, he dropped it some 255
yards short of the green. Woods
then hit a remarkable shot short
of the green, pitched on and
missed a 6-foot putt to take
double bogey.
The Internet has been alive
with video showing the ball's
flight on the 14th, along with
analysis dissecting what was
and was not said by a TV
analyst, and seemingly endless
theories how the ball could pos-
sibly have crossed land where
Woods took his drop.
The chatter won't stop, even
though there is nowhere to go
with it. Consider this state-

AP Golf Writer
ment put out by Mark Russell,
the tour's vice president of
competition: "Without defini-
tive evidence, the point where
Woods' ball last crossed the lat-
eral water hazard is determined
through best judgment by
Woods and his fellow competi-
tor," the statement said.
Woods conferred with Witten-
berg, his playing partner.
"I saw it perfectly off the
tee," Wittenberg said. "I told
him exactly where I thought it
crossed, and we all agreed. So
he's definitely great on that."
And if video suggests
Decision 26-1/17 says a pen-
alty would not be appropriate
because it comes down to an
honest judgment.
Of course, this might not be
that big of an issue except that
Woods in his most recent tour-
nament the Masters was
guilty of taking an illegal drop
on the 15th hole at Augusta
National. He eventually was
docked two shots, but spared
disqualification by the Masters
because officials said they erred
in not talking to Woods about
the drop before he signed his
scorecard. The rules back up
that decision, though this one
(Rule 33-7) is subject to inter-
pretation. It could have gone
either way.
That debate rages on. Should
he have withdrawn for his own
benefit? Did the Masters bail
him out? Meanwhile, Adam
Scott has a green jacket at his
place in The Bahamas and he
apparently wears it every morn-
ing. Good for him.
Back to Sawgrass, where there
was that Saturday incident
with Garcia which was one
case where Woods shared some
The scene on the par-5 second
hole was chaotic. Woods was

Tiger Woods follows his shot from the rough along the second hole during
the third round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday
in Ponte Vedra Beach.

so deep in the trees that it ap-
peared it was his'turn to hit.
Garcia stood over his second
shot for the longest time. There
was a burst of cheers when
Woods pulled out his 5-wood.
Garcia finished his swing and
looked over at the crowd, clearly
Woods and Garcia don't like
each other and haven't for the
better part of 13 years. That
much can be established.
Garcia suggested in a TV inter-

view during the storm delay
that Woods pulled the club at
just the right time to fire up the
crowd and disrupt his swing.
SWoods said in a TV interview
that evening, "The marshals,
they told me he already hit, so
I pulled a club and was getting
ready to play my shot."
Sports Illustrated talked to
the chief marshal for that sec-
tion of the course, John North,
who said he stood over the ball
to keep.the gallery away from

it and was 5 feet away when
Woods played his shot.
"Nothing was said to us and
.we certainly said nothing to
him," North said. "I was disap-
pointed to hear him make those
remarks. We're there to help
the players and enhance the
experience of the fans. He was
saying what was good for him. It
lacked character."
To suggest Woods purposely
tried to distract Garcia is a
stretch. It was hard to even see
Garcia from where he was in
the trees. But it was silly to hang
this on "the marshals," unless
he mistook any of the hun-
dreds of people around him as
Woods' mistake was not doing
what just about every other tour
player would have done look
over to the other player to
determine who was away. This
would require eye contact, and
there wasn't much of that in the
third round.
Garcia's mistake was not doing
what just about every other tour
player would have done say
something to Woods, instead of
calling him out on TV The ball
was back in Woods' court at this
point. Instead of telling Garcia
he didn't see him (if he didn't) or
apologizing (if he did) he threw
out the line about the marshals
and couldn't resist taking a.shot.
"Not real surprising that he's
complaining about something,"
Woods said of Garcia.
Both of them should have,
been put in time-out.
"It's very unusual for an indi-
vidual spat to get out," Padraig
Harrington said. "There's no
winners when that gets out
there. I think when players have
an issue, they find things. S.o if
you don't like somebody, you
read things in, and you make
more of a situation than there
Lost in this mess is thatWoods
is playing golf at a very high
level. He is four short of Sam
Snead's record for career wins.
He is a month away from the
next major, where he will be the
heavy favorite again. Woods is
motoring right along.*
But it sure is a bumpy ride at
the moment.

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Of the eight teams left to vie for Lord Stanley's Cup (clockwise from top left) the Blackhawks, Red Wings, Rangers and Bruins are all still alive, and will face each other in the next round.

4 of NHL's Original 6 among 8 left in playoffs

The Associated Press

The NHL playoffs are off
to a heart-pounding start
with a record 17 games
going to overtime in the
first round.
The end-to-end, hard-
hitting action with storied
franchises and superstars
might become intriguing
enough to attract some
casual fars for the confer-
ence semifinals.
Original Six teams
- Chicago and Detroit,
Boston and the New York
Rangers are paired up
in each conference for the
first time since the 1992
And, the other two sec-
ond-round matchups
aren't too shabby.
The last five champi-
ons Los Angeles, Bos-
ton, Chicago, Pittsburgh
and Detroit all have a
chance to be the first to
win two Stanley Cups in
the salary cap era.
The Penguins were
scheduled to get their se-
ries started Tuesday night
at home against Ottawa,
and the defending cham-
pion Los Angeles Kings
were to follow by hosting
tfih San Jose Sharks.
Chicago, the NHL's top-
seeded team, will renew
a rivalry against seventh-
seeded Detroit onWednes-
day night in the Windy
City. After getting a much-
needed break following
Game 7s, the fourth-seed-
ed Bruins will host the
sixth-seeded Rangers on
Thursday night in their
first postseason matchup
since 1973.
SThe last time Origi-
nal Six teams faced each
other on both sides of the
NHL postseason bracket
beyond the first round
was the division finals
in 1992 when Montreal

and Boston played in the
Wales Conference while
the Blackhawks and Red
Wings met in the Camp-
bell Conference, accord-
ing to STATS.
Since then, the NHL has
had three work stoppages,
including one this season
that started the season on
Jan. 19 and shortened it to
a 48-game sprint.
The timing off the Origi-
nal Six-heavy playoffs,
leading to four major mar-
kets likely spiking TV rat-
ings, seems to be the shot
the sport needs.
"I think it's great for the
league," Red Wings for-'
ward Justin Abdelkader
said. "Any time you have
Original Six team match-
ups or Original Six teams
in the playoffs, it's great.
"We're looking forward
to playing Chicago one
last time before we change
The Red Wings will be
in the Eastern Conference
next season as part of the
league's realignment plan,
making their 13th best-of-
seven series against the
Blackhawks even more
Detroit, though, will
have to fare better than it
did against Chicago in the
regular season to make
the matchup compelling
after the pre-series hype
The Blackhawks, the
NHL's top-seeded team,
beat the Red Wings twice
in shootouts, once in over-
time and by a 7-1 score in
another game.
"Maybe we had their
number during the regu-
lar season, but this is dif-
ferent," said Chicago for-
ward Marian Hossa, who
played for Detroit the last
time the teams met in the
playoffs four years ago
when the Red Wings rolled

toward the Stanley Cup
finals. "When I saw how
they played (against Ana-
heim), they've extremely
picked up their game and
played well.
"We will have to be bet-
ter than we were against
Minnesota if we want to
Boston couldn't have
finished better in the first
round, becoming the first
team to win a Game 7 af-
ter trailing by three goals
in the third.
The Bruins were down
by two with 90 seconds
left, scored twice in a 31-
second span and beat To-
ronto another Original
Six team in the league's
17th OT game of the post-
season. The previous re-
cord for OT games in an
opening round was 16, set
last year.
The Rangers had a much
easier time in their deci-
sive game against Wash-
ington, winning 5-0 with
Henrik Lundqvist becom-
ing the first NHL goalten-
der. to have shutouts in
Games 6 and 7 since De-
troit's Dominik Hasek did
it in 2002.
It was such a rout that
New York forward Arron
Asham was peeking at
the Toronto-Boston score
to see who the Rangers
would play next.
"I looked up a few times
and saw that Toronto was
up 4-1, and that's who I
thought we'd face," Asham
said. "A few minutes later,
it was a different story. It's
a tough way to lose.
New York took the three-
game season series against

the Bruins, winning a
shootout and an OT game
after opening the season
with a 3-1 loss to them.
But Boston coach Claude
Julien is counting on his
team building confidence
from its comeback that
might help its quest for
"That's the one thing
that I'm hoping, that we
can grab that momentum
that we had at the end
and carry it into the next
series," Julien said. "We
know we have to be better,
we can't keep playing well
in spurts and not so well
in other spurts."
On the other side of
North America, two teams
will compete to be Califor-
nia's best hockey club.
The fifth-seeded Kings
and sixth-seeded Sharks
are playing for the second
time in the playoffs San
Jose eliminated Los Ange-
les in the opening round
three years ago and are
the first teams from the
Golden State to meet after
the opening round of the
"It's a great thing for the
state," Sharks coach Todd
McLellan said.
Canada had one-fourth
of the 16 teams in the
playoffs when they began
April 30. Now, the hockey-
crazed country is left with
only the seventh-seeded
Senators going against
one of the country's own,
Sidney Crosby, and the
Penguins, the top-seeded
team in the East.
Crosby has bounced
back from a broken jaw
well enough to have a

point in each of his five
games against the Island-
ers in the first round, scor-
ing three goals and making
six assists to quiet ques-
tions about his health.
The superstar was elimi-
nated by Ottawa in his first
postseason in 2007 and
helped Pittsburgh knock
the Senators out of the
first round the next year
and 2010.
Adding a layer of drama

to the series, Senators
owner Eugene Melnyk has
called Penguins winger
Matt Cooke "a goon" af-
ter his skate slashed the
Achilles tendon of Ottawa
defenseman Erik Karlsson
on Feb. 13.
"I don't think you need
much motivation in the
playoffs, but I think both
teams should be pret-
ty motivated," Crosby

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US, Russia, Iran work to save wrestling

The Associated Press

Iran, Olympic wrestling
champion Jordan Bur-
roughs felt like Justin
Bieber, LeBron James and
Tom Brady all rolled into
Not so much in his home
country, though the New
Jersey native was greeted
by more than a dozen tele-
vision cameras Tuesday
when the American team
arrived at the United Na-
tions for a news confer-
ence with the Iranian and
Russian squads.
Wrestling's leaders hope
sports fans do a double-
take when they see those
three countries in the
same sentence to prove
a point about the sport's
universality. The Inter-
national Olympic Com-
mittee has recommended
that wrestling be dropped
starting with the 2020
Games, a decision that
has a lot of people talking
"about the sport.
"It was like a double-
edged sword. It's bitter-
sweet," Burroughs said.
"We're fighting for our
lives, but in retrospect,
we're getting more atten-
tion than we've ever re-
ceived. Walking in here
and seeing all these cam-
eras, you're like, 'What the
heck's going on?' It's not
a lot of times we get this
much press."
The United States will
face fellow wrestling pow-
ers Iran and then Russia in
exhibitions Wednesday at
Manhattan's Grand Cen-

Iran's Hassan Tahmasebi (left) shakes hands with USA wrestler Kyle Dake during a press
conference at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday.

tral Terminal. It's not the
.first time a wrestling meet
has sprung up at a famed
New York City locale -
this is. the fourth straight
year such an event has
been held to raise money
for wrestling nonprofit
Beat the Streets, with the
last two in Times Square.
And it's not the first time
the Iranians have compet-
ed in the U.S., though they
hadn't been back since
the world championships
in this same city a decade
ago. But February's un-
expected IOC decision
changed everything, and
the organizers' goal is for
S"The Rumble on the Rails"
to be much more than just
another charitable event or
international exhibition.
They hope the IOC is
watching and notices the
"I think they are. They
have to. Three superpow-

'ers in the world are telling
them to put it back in,"
said Kyle Dake, who will
be competing in his first
major senior-level inter-
national event after be-
coming the first wrestler
to win NCAA titles in four
weight classes.
Wrestling is now one of
eight sports seeking to
fill one spot in the 2020
Olympics. The IOC board
will meet May 29 in Russia
to recommend a short list,
with the final decision in
Wednesday's meet is one
of many events around the
world this month to pro-
mote the sport. The Ira-
nians will also wrestle the
Americans in Los Angeles
on Sunday.
All these efforts to pub-
licize the sport are among
the lessons of the IOC's
decision. Wrestling leaders
are rethinking everything

from their governance
structure to their rules.
There's a sense the sport
will emerge stronger from
these tribulations if it
emerges as an ongoing
part of the Olympics.
"It's a weird feeling," said
U.S. freestyle coach Zeke
Jones. "Wrestling's not go-
ing away. It's what humans
do; it's innate in mankind.
But you have this feel-
ing of, 'Man, we're getting
better right now when we
might not be in the Olym-
pic Games.'"
Staying in the Olympics is
a matter of national pride
in Iran and Russia. Rasoul
Khadem, Iran's technical
manager, explained it this
way through a translator:
"Where I come from, wres-
tling is not just a sport;
it is a part of culture and
Days after the IOC an-
nouncement, Burroughs

and the U.S. team com-
peted at the World Cup in
Tehran. The Iranian fans
kept asking for his T-shirts.
Burroughs and other
teammates shook hands
with Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
in a gesture of goodwill.
Burroughs said he saw
the movie 'Argo," about
the 1979 hostage crisis,
about a week later and
was glad he didn't watch
it before the trip because
"I would've been freaking
out." Now he feels he has a
more nuanced view of the
Whether Iranians' opin-
ions of the U.S. have been
affected by wrestling's
show of unity is unclear.
Iran's state media did not
report much on the arrival
of the American wrestlers,
which may stem from
the official anger over the
sanctions that have hit
Iran's critical oil exports
and blacklisted the coun-
try from international fi-
nancial networks. The at-
tention was much greater
in 1998 when U.S. wres-
tlers competed in Iran for
the first time since the
1979 Islamic Revolution,
which cut ties between the
Dake, the former Cornell
-star, hears from friends:
'Are you really wrestling
Iran? That is amazing.
That has bigger implica-
tions than just wrestling.
That has huge political
But to wrestling veterans
like Jones, a 1992 Olympic
silver medalist, the Irani-

ans are just friendly rivals.
He's visited their homes,
dined with their families.
"U.S. and Iran have this
tension publicly. Really, I
sit down and have dinner
with them all the time,"
Jones said. "Kind of sounds
odd, right?"
Khadzhimurad Ma-
gomedov, one of the Rus-
sian coaches and a 1996
Olympic gold medalist,
also finds that events
like this week's feel like
"We are eager to show
here h*ow friendly the wres-
tlers are to each other," he
said through a translator.
Russia's contingent in-
cludes 2009 world silver
medalist, Rasul Dzhu-
kaev at 163 pounds. Iran
is led by two-time world
champion Mehdi Taghavi
Kermani at 1452 pounds
and Olympic bronze med-
alists Ehsan Lashgari at
185 pounds and Komeil
Ghasemi at 2641/2 pounds.
SBurroughs,. the reigning
Olympic gold medalist
at 163 pounds, .promises
some big throws and high-
flying takedowns for the .
fans who bought tickets to
Wednesday's event. Rich
Bender, USA Wrestling's
executive director, expects
some serious passion from
the wrestlers considering
the stage and the stakes.
The Iran match will be on
NBC Sports Network, with
the Russia match on Uni-
versal Sports.
."It's their canvas," he
said. "It's their opportu-
nity to articulate to people
the good in wrestling." .

IBrown turns down CEO iyCar

Brown turns down CEO I

The Associated Press

Brown has turned down
an offer to join the IndyCar
Series, choosing instead to
remain with the motors-
ports marketing company
he founded.
Brown told The Associ-
ated Press on Tuesday he
informed Hulman & Co.
CEO Mark Miles of his
decision not to take a job
with IndyCar. He'll instead
relocate in July to England
to continue the growth of
his Zionsville, Ind.-based
agency, Just Marketing
"I'm a huge fan of Indy-
Car, it's a' great product
and. it certainly would
have been a great oppor-
tunity and challenge,"
Brown said. "I have no
doubt Mark Miles and the
team he forms will lead the
series down a path of suc-
cess and we at JMI will
continue to do our part to
support IndyCar.
"I'm committed to JMI,
excited about our future
and therefore unable to
pursue any other opportu-
nities. Mark is fully aware
of my passion for IndyCar
and my desire to contrib-
ute to the series' success in
any way I can, but at this
time that cannot be in the
CEO role."
Brown had been
contemplating leaving
Indiana for London when
discussions began earlier
this year with Miles about
a potential role for Brown
in IndyCar. Miles, hired
late last year as head of
IndyCar's parent company,
had said Brown had made
it clear "his only interest
would be if we put the
pieces together and he was
the head of racing."
The courtship dragged
on for months, and on
Monday the series an-
nounced longtime mo-
torsports veteran Derrick
Walker had been hired as
head of competition re-
porting directly to Miles.
Miles said he's moving
forward with a plan to
restructure the manage-
ment flow of both IndyCar
and Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, and has cho-
sen a model where Walker

and a president of IndyCar
and IMS commercial op-
erations report directly to
That model makes
Miles the de facto CEO of
"Obviously if those two
heads are reporting to me,
I expect to be hands on,
focused on this and re-
sponsible for our racing,"
Miles said in a telephone
interview Tuesday. "I don't
expect to take the title of
CEO of Indy~ar. But if you
ask who is responsible for
IndyCar and IMS, the an-
swer is me."
Brown said Walker's hir-
ing had nothing to do with
his decision, nor did the
way Miles has decided to
structure the organization.
"I think Mark's first task
at hand is getting the or-
ganizational structure cor-
rect and the right people in
the right roles, and I think
he's well on his way with
getting good people in
place," Brown said. "Cer-
tainly Derrick Walker is a
highly experienced indi-
vidual that can contribute
to IndyCar's growth."
Miles said he's got at
least three candidates he's
had "some level of discus-
sion with" for his head of
the commercial division,
and will continue looking
for potential hires.
"This isn't starting over,
we've always been working

on a track where Zak was a
leading contender but not
the only candidate," Miles
When the restructuring
is complete, IndyCar and
IMS will have a slightly
different look. Miles will
be the boss, with several
direct reports that include
Walker, the head of the
commercial division, Rob-
by Green, who will move
back to his role as head
of IMS Productions, and
Jeff Belskus, who will be
moved from interim CEO
of IndyCar and CEO of IMS
into a restructured role as
president of Hulman & Co.
Belskus' new responsi-
bilities would fall under
"a shared services" role as
head of finances, human
resources and informa-
tion technology, as well as
heading up Clabber Girl
and Hulman & Co. real
The restructuring of
Belksus' position would
open a hole for a new track
president at Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, a posi-
tion that will also report to
The timing of the court-
ship by IndyCar was com-
plicated by the revelation
in late March that Spire
Capital Partners was trying
to sell its 60 percent own-
ership stake in JMI. Spire
purchased its share in
2008, and Brown still owns


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LEFT: Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice, linebacker Jarvis Jones (right) out of Georgia, gets instruction from linebacker coach Keith Butler during, rookie minicamp on Saturday in
Pittsburgh. RIGHT: Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu fields a punt during practice at the Cardinals training facility on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.

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The Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. The
Arizona Cardinals made
relatively safe choices in
the first two rounds of this
year's draft and decided
to 'gamble a bit with their
third pick. To some, taking
Tyann Mathieu wasn't a
small risk, either.
Once one of college foot-
ball's most dynamic play-
ers, the LSU defensive back
and kick returned had a
.very public fall from grace
and down NFL draft boards
after being kicked off his
college team and being ar-
rested for marijuana.
After talking to Mathieu
and seemingly everyone
who knows him, the Cardi-
pnals believed the potential
reward was worth rolling
,the dice.
"We felt comfortable with
,the risk that was involved,"
Cardinals first-year general
manager Steve Keim said.
The Cardinals weren't
the only team to go out on
a limb during last month's
Pittsburgh used its first-
round pick on Georgia line-
backer Jarvis Jones despite
a poor time in the 40-yard
.dash during a pre-draft
,workout and a diagnosis of
;spinal stenosis early in his
college career.
The Chargers took a mi-
nor gamble by moving up
seven spots in the second
round to get Notre Dame
linebacker Manti Te'o,
who played poorly in the
national championship
game and has been dogged
iby a hoax involving a fake
SThe Oakland Raiders
:made one of the boldest
:moves, using the No. 12
,overall pick to get Houston
cornerback D.J. Hayden, a
player who was moments
;from death last November
,after an on-field collision
'with a teammate in prac-
'tice tore a blood vessel off
;the back of his heart.
: "Of course, we researched
'the health issues," Raiders
general manager Reggie

Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden runs drills
during rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in
Alameda, Calif., on Saturday.

McKenzie said.. "Now, ev-
erything we got back from
that standpoint was more
than, positive so it became
a non-issue for us in that
regard. He's going to have
to mentally go through it
now, that's the only issue
we had."
Risky picks haven't al-
ways panned out.
In the 1996 draft, the St.
Louis Rams used the No.
6 overall pick on Nebraska
running back Lawrence
Phillips despite his arrest
on charges of assaulting his
ex-girlfriend. He was a bust
in the NFL and continued
to have legal problems, cul-
minating with convictions
for assault with a deadly
weapon and assault on his
girlfriend that landed him
in prison.
The Denver Broncos took
a leap in the 2005 draft, us-
ing a third-round pick on
former Ohio State running
back Maurice Clarett, who
had not played in two years
and had a history of off-
the-field problems. Clarett
came into training camp
overweight, was released
before the season started
and continued to have le-
gal issues, spending 3 1-2
years in prison for holding
up two people with a gun
outside a Columbus bar.
Of course, not every gam-.
ble comes up short.
In the 1987 draft, the
Oakland Raiders used a
seventh-round pick on
former Auburn two-sport

star Bo Jackson, not know-
ing if he would ever play
football after signing with
baseball's Kansas City Roy-
als. Though his NFL career
was cut short by a hip in-
jury, Jackson was one of
the most dynamic and rec-
ognizable players in NFL
The Buffalo Bills took a
bit of a chance in the 1988
draft by picking Oklahoma
State running back Thur-
man Thomas, whose stock
dropped because of a knee
injury. He went on to set
numerous team records
and helped lead the Bills to
four Super Bowls. He was
inducted into the Pro Foot-
ball Hall of Fame in 2007.
Teams run prospective
picks through a litany of
physical tests and inter-
views before the draft, but
sometimes it just comes
down to a gut feeling.
. "We've all made mistakes
in our lives, especiallywhen
we're at that age," Cardi-
nals first-year coach Bruce
Arians said. "To take away
every opportunity? That's

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not what I believe in."
The Raiders took a chance
on Hayden, believing his.
heart issue was a fluke, not
something that would be a
recurring problem.
Practicing before Hous-
ton's homecoming game
against Tulsa on Nov. 6, he
went up to defend -a pass
and collided with fresh-
man safety Trevon Stewart,
whose knee hit Hayden in
the sternum.
Hayden felt pain in his
chest and had trouble
breathing on the field, then
his condition started to de-
teriorate and he went into
shock. Hayden was rushed
to the emergency room,
where doctors found he
had torn the inferior vena
cava, the main vein that
carries blood from the low-
er half of the body to the
Hayden, whom doctors
said may not have made it
if he had gotten there five
to 10 minutes later, under-
went two hours of surgery
and was cleared to resume
workouts three months
later. He performed well
enough at the draft com-
bine for the Raiders to use
their first-round pick on
him and had no health
issues during the Raid-
ers' rookie minicamp last
"I don't even think about
it," Hayden said last week.
"The only time I think
about it is when somebody
asks me. But when I'm on
the field I don't think about
that. I think about the play
and I think about the cov-
erage that I'm in. I put it
past me."
The Cardinals are hoping

Mathieu can put his trou-
bles behind.
AHeismanTrophy finalist
in 2011, the player known
as the Honey Badger was
kicked off LSU's team be-
fore the start of last season
and was later arrested on
marijuana charges with
three former teammates
after'police found 10 bags
of pot and drug parapher-
nalia in his Baton Rouge
Mathieu spent the next
few months working on his
image and keeping himself
in shape. He impressed the
Cardinals with his answers

to all their questions and
got a boost from former
LSU teammate and current
Cardinals cornerback Pat-
rick Peterson, who vouched
for his friend.
Mathieu hit the field with
the Cardinals for the first
time during a rookie mini-
camp last week and has
vowed not to let the prob-
lems of his past become an
issue again.
"I definitely have a long
journey ahead of me and
there are definitely going
to be some challenges, but
I think I'm prepared for it,"
Mathieu said.

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25 Skulks
30 Murkiness
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TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Although your pros-
pects for personal gain
look good, don't expect
to become a millionaire
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Be logical and practi-
cal about your financial
dealings, but by the same
token, don't discount any
of your hunches.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
A surefire way to guar-
antee that your friends
will speak well of you is
to speak highly of them.
However, make sure what
you say is sincere.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
The race will go to the
smart and not necessarily
to the swift in career-re-
lated matters. Be sure you!
use your head wisely, so
you can be a winner.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)!
Try to associate with
companions whose likes
and dislikes parallel yours.
Others may be a bore.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Timing is important
when you are trying to
promote something that
could be financially ben-
eficial. Wait to make your
pitch until you have your
prospect's full attention.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) If you have to make
a critical decision, get
as much feedback from
others as you can. Some of
their input could help.
Dec. 21) -This is a good
day to talk to the boss
about some changes that
you feel would help the
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -When dealing with
others on a one-on-one
basis, "Judge not lest ye be
judged" is a good adage to
keep in mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -When in conversa-
tion about critical deci-
sion, the debate won't be
won by the person who
has the last word.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -You're an extremely
effective communicator,
so don't waste your time
on idle chatter.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) Someone with your
interests at heart will show
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Annxuie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am finally divorced. My ex but, I am tired of this infantile behavior.
and I have a minor child together. He has It's exhausting.
met. my new partner, and they get along Requests, questions and messages
great while at our son's sporting events. I about school activities often go unan-
thought it would be healthy for our son to swered, or I get one-word responses from
see us as friends, him. Then he accuses me of not keeping
I also thought it would be nice to meet him informed. My family has suggested
my ex's new girlfriend since they've been that I stop communicating with him alto-
a couple as long as I've been with my guy. gether. What do you think?
I made several requests to introduce my- -TEXAS
self, but she refuses to meet me. I find this
odd, because she helps take care of my Dear Texas: If you have an opportunity
son when he's in my ex's home. It seems to talk privately with your ex, calmly ex-
to be a control tactic on her part. plain that it is difficult for you to deal with
My ex never stands up to this woman his inappropriate behavior on the phone,
about her treatment of me, and although and you would appreciate it if he would
I've never said a nasty word to her, she be civil in your interactions. Otherwise,
sends me ranting emails regularly. She you will expect him to get his information
once mailed a four-page hate letter about through the school, and you will instruct
my parenting skills. I feel bullied, the office to include him. His girlfriend
For the record, my ex is kind to me when seems abusive to you, and it's a shame
she is not around. But when he's on the your ex doesn't have the backbone to
phone with me and she's nearby, he be- stand up to her. (She may be abusive to
comes rude and hostile. I'm sure he's put- him, as well.) We trust she does not take
ting on a show for her. I've always pro- this out on your child, but please keep an
moted my child's father in a positive light, eye on that.

This week we are looking at various aspects of the
Stayman convention, which tries to find a 4-4 major-
suit fit after opener shows a balanced hand.
When the opening bid is one no-trump and respond-
er bids two clubs, it asks opener to show a four-card
major. If he has two of them, he rebids two hearts.
Then, what does the responder do when he has four
spades and fewer than four hearts?
If he has game-invitational strength, he continues
with two spades if one no-trump two no-trump would
not be natural (perhaps a transfer to diamonds). But if
one no-trump two no-trump would be inviting three
no-trump, the responder rebids two no-trump.
When the responder has game-forcing values, he
jumps to three no-trump. If, as in this deal, the opener
is 4-4 in the majors, he moves the contract from three
no-trump to four spades.
West leads the club queen. East takes dummy's king
with his ace and returns the club eight (the higher of
two remaining cards). When that holds the trick, East
shifts to the heart king. How should/South continue af-
ter winning this trick with his ace?
South must avoid a spade loser. This will be easy if
the suit splits 3-2, but what if an opponent has four to
the jack? This can be handled only if it is East with the
length. South should cash his spade king, then play a
spade to dummy's ace. When the bad break comes to
light, South finesses his spade 10, draws the last trump,
and runs the diamonds for his contract.

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College Football

CU coach McCartney

reflects on career, late wife

The Associated Press

The day former Colorado
coach Bill McCartney
found out he was elected
into the College Football
Hall of Fame should've
been one of the happiest
moments of his life, the
crowning achievement in
a career that included a
national title.
And it was, too.
Only, someone was
missing, someone who
should've been there to
celebrate with him. Lyndi
McCartney, his wife of 50
years, died of emphyse-
ma just weeks before he
learned of his induction.
This was the person Mc-
Cartney sought out in the
stands after each game
to revel with when they
won, to seek comfort with
when they lost. She was
his muse, his good luck
charm during a 13-year-
career in Boulder in which
he went 93-55-5 and won
a share of the 1990 nation-
al crown.
"I still reach for her at
night," said the 72-year-
old McCartney, whose
wife died on March 21.
"She was precious in ev-
ery way."
He will take her memory
with him when he's in-
ducted into the Hall on
Dec. 10 in New York City.
"She deserves that," he
said. "She made so many
sacrifices so that I could
coach. That's why I want
to celebrate this award
with her." 1
McCartney didn't coach
all that long (he got out
early to spend more time
with his wife). But his
coaching impact was still
immense as he led Colo-
rado to prominence on
the field. During a six-year
span in the late '80s and
early '90s, his teams were
on pretty much equal
footing with Miami, Flor-
ida State, Nebraska and
Alabama the powers at
that time.
Even more, he groomed
the next wave of coaches,
mentoringthe likes of Gary
Barnett, Gerry DiNardo,
Les Miles, Rick Neuheisel
and Jim Caldwell.
"When I was 7 years old,
I wanted to be a coach,"
said McCartney, who will
be the seventh CU mem-
ber in the Hall. "Most kids
at that age, they want to
Sbe president or governor,
they don't want to be, a
coach. Comingup through
the ranks, I was always on

a collision course with
Through the journey, his
wife was right there. That's
why making the Hall is so
special, and so emotional
to accept without her.
"Coaching is intoxicat-
ing," McCartney said. "But
for a wife, it's a whole new
experience, because that's
your budget running up
and down the field. She
loved it, though."
McCartney went to the
University of Missouri
on a football scholarship,
playing center and line-
backer for the Tigers. It
was there, in Columbia,
Mo., that he met Lynne
"Lyndi" Taussig.
So confident on the field,
Bill McCartney suddenly
turned shy after spotting
her in a bar, before finally
working up tthe courage to
ask her out.
"She had striking good
looks. I was goofy look-
ing," McCartney recalled.
"It was hard for me to
believe I could get her at-
tention. I fell in love fast,
Less than a year later,
they were married. A short
time after that, McCartney
landed his first coaching
assignment as an assis-
tant at a high school in
Joplin, Mo.
It wasn't long until he
had a head coaching job
of his own, taking over
the basketball and foot-
ball programs at a high
school in Dearborn, Mich.
His teams were good, too,
each capturing the state
title in 1973.
SHe caught the eye of
Michigan football coach
Bo Schembechler, who
wanted McCartney to
join his football staff at
He also caught the at-
tention of Johnny Orr,
who urged him to join his
basketball staff with the
The hardwood or the
Follow his heart that
was her advice.
And so he stepped
into the world of college
He learned under
Schembechler for nearly
eight seasons, until an
opportunity came up to
guide his own team. When
the late Chuck Fairbanks
stepped aside at CU to
become involved with the
New Jersey Generals in
the upstart United States
Football League, McCart-
ney asked Schembechler

if the Hall of Fame coach
would put a good word in
for him.
He did.
And of course the back-
ing of Schembechler car-
ried a lot of weight, with
then-athletic director Ed-
die Crowder giving Mc-
Cartney the position.
McCartney started slow
- winning seven games
in his first three seasons
- but he quickly got
things headed in the right
The Buffs capped off the
1990 season with a 10-9
victory over Notre Dame
in the Orange Bowl and
the school's only national
The first person he lo-
cated in, the stands that
night? Hardly a surprise.
"Searched her out after
EVERY win,"- he said. "We
were bonded, our hearts
were knitted together."
His last season with CU
was 1994, when he went
11-1 with a team that in-
cluded Kordell Stewart,
Michael Westbrook and
Heisman Trophy winner
Rashaan Salaam.
After that, McCart-
ney decided to switch
priorities. F
"The reason I got out a
of coaching was to make
sure that I was a good hus-
band," he said. "I realize
that's unusual. I don't re-
gret getting out, because
now that she's gone...
SHis words trailed off.
"... She was more impor-
tant than coaching," he
After stepping aside,
he and his wife did some
traveling. He also got
more involved in a minis-
try he helped start called
"Promise Keepers," one
of the fastest- growing
Christian organizations in
the late '90s.
Oh, and he also slipped
in some coaching since I
his son, Tom, is a long-
time high school coach in
"I'm still coaching. I just
don't have a team," said
McCartney, who has four
kids and 10 grandchil-
dren, including two in-
volved with the CU foot-
ball program. "You never
stop being a coach."
Or a husband.
"No one has ever ex-
plained to me how to let
go of her, and I'm not sure
it would help even if they
did," McCartney said.
"I loved her with all my

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