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Jackson County Floridan
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Suspected porn found in dead teacher's room

From staff reports
Authorities say they found dis-
turbing images on multiple CDs
found inside a locked cabinet in
the classroom of John Summers,
a Marianna High School teacher
believed to have committed sui-
cide a few days after being ac-
cused in February of inappropri-
ate conduct with a student.

Jackson County Sheriff Lou
Roberts said many inappropri-
ate images were on the CDs,
which were inside a black duf-
fel bag found in the cabinet. Ac-
cording to a press release from
Roberts, they were "images of
students that focused on the
male anatomy. Those images
were of an explicit sexual nature
which contained images of adult

pornography and suspected
child pornography."
Roberts said that investigators
believe that some of the images
were of young people from Mari-
anna, including some males who
may have been underage when
the images were taken. Roberts
said it is difficult to tell in many
cases whether the people in the
photographs were aware that

their pictures had been taken.
He said it does not appear that
any of the images with local peo-
ple were taken in a school set-
ting, although some of the other
images, perhaps lifted from the
Internet or otherwise obtained,
do indicate an unknown school
setting elsewhere.
SRoberts said that while of
course nothing can now be done

to confront or hold Summers ac-
countable, he does hope to offer
assistance to any young people
who are suffering as a result of
any incident related to Sum-
mers. They can simply call the
sheriff's office and ask to speak
with an investigator or seek
other assistance, Roberts said. "I
See PORN, Page 7A


Personnel changes afoot

for county public schools

Some Jackson County
school administrators are
sharing big news with stu-
dents and staff this week.
School Superintendent
Steve Ben-
ton recently
V announced
his. person-
nel recom-
with a final
B'enton decision ex-
schoo pected from
school board members
next week.
It's a familiar process, the
superintendent's rejigger-
ing of school- and district-
level administrative staff,
but it's one that never fails
to spark a lot of conversa-
tion, even bring a few tears,
as word of the winners and
losers begins to spread.
This year's buzz began in
earnest Tuesday morning,
when administrators be-
gan to learn if they'd made.
the cut.
"I told them they'd be
getting an email."
That may seem like a
cold way to hear ydu will
or, as was the case for
some, won't have a job next
year. But in a phone inter-
view Wednesday, Benton
explained that notifica-
tions required an efficient
means of communication.
For the sizeable number
of personnel changes he's
recommended, letting ev-
eryone know in a timely
manner was key. And in
the inbox came their fate.
Cottondale High School
Principal Jennifer See, Ben-
tofn's choice for director of
MIS, Middle and Second-
ary Education, is up for a
job that would mean leav-
ing a school she's ,worked
at for 20 years. .
Reached by phone
Wednesday, See said shar-
ing the good news with her
CHS family was an emo-
tional process.
"We cried a lot."
And it won't be just the
staff she'll miss. When
she starts reporting to the
county office in downtown
Marianna, the energetic
See will have to adjust to
See SCHOOLS, Page 7A

Cottondale High School Principal Jennifer See watches happily as the Class of 2012 gets ready for
its graduation ceremony last year.

Riverside Elementary School Principal John Ellerbee
Shakiyah Riley watches Wednesday.

(left) signs Hannah McCoy's yearbook as


AG answers

judge on


Circuit Judge Bill Wright wanted to
know whether a court order was really

"If during the
evidence of
activity is
it is highly
unlikely that
could be
Nicholas Cox,
special assistant AG

necessary when the
Attorney General's
Office asked him
a few weeks ago to
issue one authoriz-
ing the exhumation
of all the bodies
buried at the old
Dozier School for
Saying he felt that
Florida statutes
already gave that
authority to the
medical examiner,
Wright told the At-
torney General to
come back with an
explanation of why

the court should be involved. The Attor-
ney General has filed that answer, con-
vinced that a court order is necessary.
In a 10-page document, Special As-
sistant Attorney General Nicholas Cox
explained that, while Florida law does
authorize the medical examiner to do
many things related to the examination
of bodies, statute does not specifically
address exhumation. At the same time,
statutes also do not specify that a court
order is necessary for the medical ex-
aminer to go that far.
With those facts in play, Cox wrote,
an order "is still required as a matter
of practice and based upon common
law." He goes on to point out that, in
considering the question in view of the
specifics in the Medical Examiner's Act,
"it appears that such an order could be
necessary, and is certainly prudent for
the Petitioner." Cox wrote that, while
his office believes that Florida statues
support the medical. examiner's author-
ity to order an exhumation, "it is not
Although the statute specifically au-
thorizes the medical examiner to per-
form examinations, investigations and
autopsies, it does not specifically men-
tion the word exhumation. This, he sur-
mised, leaves the matter open to inter-
pretation. He recalled for Wright the fact
that someone has already challenged
the work underway at Dozier, and wrote
that the AG is seeking a court order, in
part, "to protect (the medical examiner)
as a public servant, his office, and like-
wise the counties he serves from any
potential criminal or civil liability." Cox
wrote that "there has already been an
attempt to convince law enforcement
and the state attorney to file criminal
charges for desecration of a gravesite
against the chief anthropologist from
(the University of South Florida) in con-
nection to" the Dozier activities being
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Circulation Manager- Dena Oberski

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

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than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to,
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

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Community Calendar

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.
)) "International Chat n' Sip" 8:30-10 a.m. at
the Jackson County Public Library, 2929 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 Eti-
quette" 2:30 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna. Call
Jackson County School Board Regular
Monthly Workshop Meeting -4 p.m. at the
Jackson County 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.
)) 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.

Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System
Finance Meeting -10 a.m. at the PPLCS Office,
2862 Madison St. in Marianna.
)) 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 No. 12046 Barbecue Fundraiser

-10 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from Winn Dixie in Mari-
anna. Plates are $6 each and will include barbecue
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 Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

4 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 Yard Sale 8 a.m. to 1p.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, Baipbridge, 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 ven-
dors. Young Eagles air rides, helicopter rides $30.'
Prize drawings at 2 p.m. and must be present to win.
$1 per gallon fuel discounts (general aviation).
)) 10th 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.
D The Lady Elks 28th annual Springtime Beauty
Pageant 6 p.m. in the Malone High School au-
ditorium, Malorie. 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. Call 569-2227.

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

B The town of Grand Ridge willbe conduct-
ing flow testing that will be performed on all fire
hydrants. The testing is scheduled to take place
Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24. Call 592-
)) Voluntary Pre-K Registration for the 2013-
. 14 School Year 8-11 a.m. at 2979 Daniels St. in
Marianna, and continue after noon at the Jackson
County Early Childhood Programs Office, 2950
Cherokee St. in Marianna. Bring child's birth
certificate, Social Security card and VPK Certificate
of 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.
) Senior Fellowship Association Monthly Meet-
ing Noon at the Marianna First United Methodist
Church Youth Center located on Clinton St. Bring
a vegetable; salad, dessert or drink for the potluck
lunch, fried chicken will be furnished. Guest speaker
will be Jim Dean, Marianna city manager. Door
prizes will be furnished by Lowe's. A $2 donation is
requested to help defray expenses. Call 482-4120.
) Employability Workshop, "Identifying Trans-
ferable Skills" 2:30 p.m. at the Marianna One
Stop Career Center, 4636 Highway 90, Marianna.
Call 718-0326.
SiPad Level 1 & 2 Class 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the
Jackson County Public Library, Marianna branch,
2929 Green St. This course is for novice users who
have an iPad and want to learn how to use it or
become more comfortable with it. Bring an iPad,
including USB dock connector/charger along with
Apple ID and password to class. Class is free, regis-
tration if required. Call 482-9631.
Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 US 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All'quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
)) Concerned American Patriots of Jackson
County Meeting 6 p.m. at the Ag Center,
Highway 90 in Marianna (next to the National Guard
Armory). Featured speaker Diane Kepus, educa-
tion auditor, researcher and contributor to Liberty
Watch, will speak on the subject "The Future of
Education." Melissa Yount of Dayspring Christian
Academy will speak on "Christian Values in Educa-
tion'." No admission charge.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 5.20, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for May 14, the
latest available report: One
-,- -reckless driver, one suspi-
"-' -,-='-j' cious vehicle, three suspi-
,--- ~ cious persons, one escort,
!CR1 ME one verbal disturbance,
z e 30 traffic stops, one civil
dispute, one follow-up in-
vestigation, one assault, one noise distur-
bance, two animal complaints, one assist
of a motorist or pedestrian, three assists of
other agencies and two public service calls.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for May 14, the latest available
report: Two reckless drivers, two suspicious
persons, three reports of mental illness,
one burglary, four verbal disturbances,
one fire with police response, three burglar
alarms, five traffic stops, two larceny

complaints, one civil dispute, two follow-
up investigations, one assault, one sui-
cide attempt, one noise disturbance, two
animal complaints, one sex offense, two as-
sists of motorists or pedestrians, three as-
sists of other agencies, three public service
calls, six welfare checks, four transports,
one Baker Act transport, three threat/ha-
rassment complaints and one 911 hang-up.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
)) Elliott Batson, 21, 3360 Plantation
Circle, Marianna, possession of marijuana
under 20 grams.
)) Samantha Ervin, 21,4965 Rocky Creek
Road, Marianna, driving without a valid
driver's license.
)) Adam Grice, 37, 8083 Eugenia St.,
Sneads, burglary of an occupied structure,
depriving the use of 911.

)) David Hotaling, 44, 6192 Pluto Trail, Cy-
press, sentenced to 30 days or pay $313.50.
) John Lipford, 24,3624 Highway 90,
Marianna, possession of a controlled sub-
stance, hold for Bay Co.
)) Michael Hamilton, 26, 650 Highway 73,
Marianna, uttering a forged check, grand
theft, burglary of a dwelling, theft.
)) Harriett Shorter, 21, 2922 Orange St.,
Marianna, hold for Washinrgton Co.
)) Lana Beck, 62, 6951 Providence Church
Road, Grand Ridge, reckless driving, pos-
session of a controlled substance-three
counts, possession of prescription pills
without a prescription.
)) Corey Quinn, 43, 915 Castle Circle, Al-
ford, domestic battery.
)) Johnny Wilson, 27, 2006 Jacob Road,
Cottondale, possession of marijuana-under
20 grams, battery-domestic violence.

Jail Population: 205
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency. To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).



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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com




A ir Force Airman Cameron B. Golden
recently graduated from basic military
t. training at Joint Base San Antonio-
Lackland, San Antonio, TX. The airman
completed an intensive eight-week program
that included training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core values, physical
fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied
science degree through the Community
College of the Air Force. Golden is the son
of Gary Golden of Graceville and is a 2004
graduate of Graceville High School.

SES indergarten Class
Wins First Place
at Field Day

Students from Krista Downum's kindergarten class at Sneads
Elementary School proudly show off their first-place trophy
they won during Field Day held on Friday, May 10.

Golson Elementary

School plans an

'Imagination Safari'

Special to the Floridan

EM. Golson Elementary
School has planned their
Summer Enrichment Pro-
gram "Imagination Sa-
fari," which will run June
5 through July 31, Mon-
day-Friday, from 7 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. All students who
are enrolled in a Jackson
County School, pre-K/4
(toilet trained) through the
eighth grade during the
2012-13 school year are
eligible to attend.
Breakfast and lunch will
be provided for free. Par-
ents are responsible for
transportation to and from
the Summer Enrichment
Program. Registration and
permission forms can be
picked up from the school
office and will need to be
notarized so that the child
can go on all of the exciting
field trips planned for the

There is a onetime $40
nonrefundable registra-
tion fee that will hold the
child's place for the sum-
mer, a camp T-shirt and
help pay for supplies,
buses and gas for the field
trips. Each day there will
be two breaks, so parents
can either send a snack
with the child or snacks
can be purchased from
the "Golson Snack Shack."
There will be a variety of
goodies and drinks for 50
to 75 cents.
The cost of the Summer
Enrichment Program is $85
per child per week, with
the fees due on Monday of
each week. The deadline
to submit the registration
form and fee is Friday, May
For additional informa-
tion regarding the Sum-
Smer Enrichment Program
at Golson Elementary, call
Janie Nolen at 482-9607.

THURSDAY, MAY16,2013 3A7


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ictured are the current Marianna Lady Elks Miss Springtime contestants with the
pet food and pet supplies that they brought to the final pet food drive sponsored by
the current 2012 Miss Springtime Queens. The contestants were given a pizza and
Coke party by the Marianna Lady Elks on Wednesday, May 8, the night of the final pet food
drive. The 2012 Queens are asking for contributions from everyone attending the 2013 Miss
Springtime Beauty Pageant to be held Saturday, May 18 at Malone High School. The pageant
will begin at 6 p.m. CST and the Miss Springtime Queens will be at the door to accept the
donations. Entry cost is $5 per person. The 2012 Springtime Queens have worked very hard
this past year in an effort to help Partners for Pets. For more information on the pageant,
call Jane Powell at 569-2227.

Four Chipola College employees recently retired and were
honored at the annual end-of-year luncheon. Pictured (from
left) are: Wanda Pope, Pat Barfield, Geraldine DeFelix and Dr.
Rose Cavin.

Retirees honored

at Chipola College

Special to the Floridan

Chipola College hon-
ored four of its retirees
at the recent end-of-year
Pat Barfield, depart-
mental staff assistant,
was honored for 17 years
of service. Dr. aose Cavin,
Associate Dean of Math-
ematics and Natural Sci-
ence, was recognized for
16 years of service. Geral-
dine DeFelix, Professor of
English, was honored for
16 years of service. Wan-
da Pope, custodian, was
recognized for 11 years

of service.
Retirees were presented
resolutions from the col-
lege board of trustees cit-
ing each of their accom-
plishments. They were
also presented Chipola
Gold Cards which pro-
vide lifetime admission
to college events. All were
awarded lifetime mem-
berships in the Associa-
tion of Florida Colleges.
The event was spon-
sored by AFC, Council
of Chipola Educators,
Chipola Faculty Associa-
tion. and Career Employ-
ees Association.



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CDA June Jam June 1
The Chipola Dulcimer
Association of Marianna
is hosting its annual June
Jam on Saturday, June 1,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
New Salem Baptist Church
located at 3478 Kynesville
Road (Highway 276), Mari-
anna. All acoustic instru-
ment players are invited
to join the jam and enjoy a
day.of fun, fellowship and
This.event is free; howev-
er, donations for the cost
of the use of the building
will be accepted. Every-
one is asked to bring food
to share for the potluck
Bring your mountain
and hammered dulcimers
and acoustic instruments
and enjoy people getting
together to jam, laugh,
tap a foot, sing a song and
eat in a safe and family-
friendly environment.
For additional informa-
tion, contact Bill Ming
at 482-3819 or Fletcher
Lipford at skylersdad@

Lackluster stone crab
season is over
KEYWEST Florida's
stone crab season is over.
Commercial and recre-
ational harvests of stone
crab claws close Wednes-
day. The next season
begins Oct. 15.
Commercial fishermen
in the Florida Keys say it's
been a disastrous harvest.
Last year, they got
around $18 a pound for
jumbo claws, $12 a pound
for large claws and $7 or
$8 for medium claws.
Commercial fisherman
George Niles tells The Key
West Citizen that those
prices went up as much as
$6 a pound this year, but
production was so poor
that the season wasn't
A Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Com-
mission biologist says red
tides and a fatal parasite
plagued stone crabs this
year. This season's harvest.
may total about 2 million
pounds. A good season
should yield about 3 mil-
lion pounds.

Crews battle
shrimp boat fire
Detectives onWednesday
investigated an intense
fire aboard a shrimp boat
that threatened Tarpon
Springs' famed Sponge
The Tampa Bay Times
reports firefighters were
summoned about 7:40
p.m. Tuesday to the Skye
Marie, which was docked
near fuel storage.
Tarpon Springs is known
for its sponge industry,
which was established
in the 1890s by Greek
immigrants. The docks,
boats and divers that call
the area home are a huge
tourist draw in the Tampa
Bay area Tarpon Springs
is modeled after a Greek
fishing village.
Longtime residents said
that it was ore of the worst
fires ever seen in the area.
Coast Guard crews are
trying to recover spilled
fuel from the Anclote
River. The boat that caught
fire contained as much
as 5,000 gallons of fuel,
officials said, but it was
unclear how much got
into the water.
The fire burned for
about three hours before
it began to sink. A thick
smoke enveloped the
Sponge Dock as onlook-
ers crowded in to watch
and take pictures.
A witness, 53-year-old

Bill Gresko, saw 5-foot-
high flames sprint across
the river and ignite a dock
on the opposite shore.
"It was almost in an
instant," said Gresko, who
has worked as a sponge
diver for 30 years and said
he had never seen any-
thing like it. "For almost
half an hour the river was
on fire."
No one was injured.
Boat owner Billy Har-
ris of Port Richey told
Ithe Times he had just put

$18,000 worth of fuel into
the boat. He says he has
no idea what started the
"There was no power to
it," he said. '"An act of God,
I guess."

Supreme Court
rejects final appeal
from killer
Florida Supreme Court
is rejecting a final ap-
peal from the killer of a
Elmer Leon Carroll is
scheduled to die by lethal
injection on May 29. He
was convicted of raping
and suffocating a girl after
breaking into her Orange
County home almost 23
years ago.
Carroll's attorney
argued that he should be
spared for several reasons
including that his client is
mentally ill.
The Supreme Court re-
jected the arguments, in--
cluding the mental illness
claim. The court ruled that
they were brought up at
the last minute and can-
not be made now.
Carroll killed Christine
McGowan of Apopka, the
night before Halloween
in 1990. Carroll was living
next door at a homeless
men's mission and was ar-
rested within hours of the
girl's body being found.

Prom-bound students
help crash victims
DAVIE A group of 20
Western High School se-
niors won't soon forget the
limo ride to their prom at
a beach-side Fort Lauder-
dale hotel.
A minivan flipped over
right in front of them as
they traveled on Interstate
595 near Davie on Satur-
day evening. Officials say
the van hit a concrete bar-
rier while trying to avoid
slowing traffic.
The limo driver and
tuxedo and prom gown-
clad students sprang into
action, helping bloodied
victims out of the crum-
pled van.
Student Peter Kim told
Miami television station
WPLG that he went to the
back of the van while limo
driver Danny Izzi went to
the front. He helped a little
boy find his mother, who
was desperately searching
for him.
Once everyone was
accounted for, the group
continued on to the prom.

4 arrested for selling
synthetic marijuana
Florida Attorney Gen-
eral Pam Bondi and Pasco
County Sheriff Chris Noc-
co say four people have
been arrested on charges
of selling synthetic mari-
juana also called "spice"
at three businesses.
The arrests were an-
nounced Tuesday during
an investigation dubbed
"Operation Consequence."
All of the people arrested
worked at three conve-
nience stores and gas .
Deputies seized 30 pack-
ets of synthetic marijuana
from one gas station and
more than 60 packets at
the other two locations.

Conservationists sue

Teen not yet expelled for

alleged explosion at school

The Associated Press

BARTOW The Polk County
School Board hasn't come to any de-
cisions about a Bartow High School
student who is accused of igniting
a chemical explosion on school
The Lakeland Ledger reports
school district attorney Wes Bridg-
es said Tuesday that Kiera Wilmot
hasn't been expelled and that her
case now will go before a School
Board hearing officer once the crim-
inal proceedings are completed.
"There has been no recommenda-
tion to the board to expel the stu-
dent," said Bridges.
Wilmot was suspended for 10
days after the incident. When she
returned to school she attended
classes at an alternative school and

not her high school.
Bartow High School Principal Ron
Pritchard earlier had recommend-
ed Wilmot be expelled for a year,
based on district's Code of Conduct,
but that was put on hold until the
criminal allegations against, her
are resolved. On Tuesday, he said
Wilmot's case now will go before
a School Board hearing officer
once the criminal proceedings are
completed. ,
The teen's arrest launched an in-
ternational outcry on social media
by those who think authorities are
taking a heavy hand in her case.
More than 194,000 people have
signed an online petition protesting
the arrest.
A lawyer representing the 16-year-
old Kiera says she was conducting
an experiment for a science class.

Her teacher wasn't aware of the
State Attorney Jerry Hill said he
expects to resolve the case soon.
"I'm not sure what the final terms
will be, but the resolution will fit the
crime," he said.
Wilmot was arrested April 22 for
two felonies after school admin-
istrators reported she combined
toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum
foil in a bottle, and the resulting gas
blew the cap off the plastic bottle.
Pritchard heard the blast and said
he thought it was a firecracker.
Wilmot was behind the school's
cafeteria when the bottle exploded,
and other students were egging her '
"I think there was a lot of peer
pressure that got her into this, too,"
Hill told the Ledger last week.

Amid controversies, FAU president resigns

The Associated Press

BOCA RATON The president
of Florida Atlantic University has
resigned amid a series of controver-
sies that have rocked the school in
recent months.
Mary Jane Saunders said in a res-
ignation letter posted on the FAU
website that "fiercely negative me-
dia coverage", forced her to decide to
step down for the university's ben-
efit. Saunders led the Boca Raton
school for three years.
"There is no doubt the recent con-
troversies have been significant and
distracting to all members of the
university community," Saunders

said in the letter.
The problems included protests
over a $6 million plan to allow a for-
profit prison company, Geo Group,
the naming rights at the FAU foot-
ball stadium. Geo Group withdrew
its offer last month.
During one student protest over
the stadium naming rights, a new
round of criticism was aimed at
Saunders after her car grazed one of
the students.
Others issues were an instructor's
lesson in which students were told
to stomp on papers containing the
word "Jesus" and a professor's sug-
gestioAs that the Newtown school
killings and Boston Marathon

bombings were hoaxes.
Trustees hope to hire a new presi-
dent by the fall. The acting president
will be Dennis Crudele, who has
been FAU's senior vice president for
finance and administration.
The board of trustees chairman,
Anthony K.G. Barbar, said Saunders
had shown "a genuine love for the
university" and that her resigna-
tion was accepted reluctantly. He
said Saunders will now work on a
project researching the feasibility
of developing a physician's assistant
program at the university.' :
"She has been fully committed
morning, day and night to the bet-
terment of FAU," Barbar said.

State Brief
US Coast Guard searching distress radio beacon from 40- was set to arrive in KeyWest on
for missing Alaska man year-old Jay Rydberg's boat early Tuesday
KY Tuesday The signal came from the The Seventh Coast Guard District
KEYWEST The U.S. Coast 39-foot Trimaran some 30 miles launched a cutter and air crew
Guard is searching for ah Alaska north of KeyWest. from Miami to search for Rydberg,
man who set out on a boat in Fort The Miami Herald reports of- of Fairbanks, Alaska. There was no
Myers and never arrived in Key ficials contacted one of Rydberg's word on the search Wednesday.
West, where he was expected, friends, who told them he sailed
The Coast Guard received a from Fort Myers on Monday and From wire reports

Swimmning hall of fame may move to California

The Associated Press

The International Swim-
ming Hall of Fame might
be moving from south
Florida to California.
The lease for its Fort
Lauderdale museum,
open since 1965, expires
in 2015. Hall of Fame offi-
cials say the city's planned
redesign for the aging Fort
Lauderdale Aquatic Com-
plex and its swimming
pools would move the mu-
seum to an unappealing
building and would fail to
attract more visitors.
Officials are consider-
ing a move to Santa Clara,
Calif., which has been of-
fering interest from a large
local swimming commu-
nity and pledges to raise
$10 million for its reloca-
tion, along with a $2 mil-
lion endowment.
"It has been a disap-
pointment to see that the
city of Fort Lauderdale
does not think we have
value," hall of fame presi-
dent and CEO Bruce Wigo
told The Miami Herald.
"We love Fort Lauderdale
and would like to stay, but
I have a fiduciary duty to
put it where it can thrive
and fulfill its mission, and
that requires a business

"We love Fort Lauderdale and would like
to stay, but I have afiduciary duty to put it
where it can thrive andfidfll its mission, and
that requires a business model that works."
Bruce Wigo,
hall of fame president and CEO

model that works."
Fort Lauderdale is
spending $32 million to
build two Olympic-size
swimming pools and
relocate the diving pool
atop a four-story parking
Wigo said- the plans
haven't kept up with the
community's needs. He
wants to see the complex
add a water park to attract
more visitors. The com-
plex loses about $1.2 mil-
lion a year.
"When this was built
in 1965 it was the only
50-meter facility around,
but now there are 18 in
Broward (County)," Wigo
said. "The pool is hardly
used and closes at 2 p.m.
on weekends. Plus the
population has shifted
west. You have to give peo-
ple a reason to drive here.
Yet they are going to
stick with a 50-year-old
Fort Lauderdale Mayor

over Big Cypress trails
vironmental groups are
suing the National Park
Service over a series of
off-road vehicle trails in
the Big Cypress National
Preserve in southwest
The Center for Biological
Diversity, the Sierra Club
and other groups filed a
lawsuit against the park
service Wednesday in Fort
Myers federal court. They
say nearly 150 miles of
trails'across two sections
of the preserve violate the
Endangered Species Act
-and the preserve's own
management plan for
off-road vehicles, put-
ting wetlands habitat and
species such as the Florida
panther at risk.
From local, wire reports

Jack Seller said a water
park wouldn't fit on the
narrow peninsula where
the complex is located.
"I would like to see a
world-class facility paired
with an internationally
acclaimed Hall of Fame,
which it was decades ago,"
Seller said. "The facility
will get used. The ques:
tion is, what can they do
together to draw more
The complex once drew
swimmers and divers who
came south to train and
compete. Last week, the
complex hosted the 2013
FINA USA Diving Grand
It was on the brink of
closing in 2005 whenWigo
was hired and the budget
has roughly doubled since
then to $600,000.
Its exhibits include
Mark Spitz's starting
blocks, Jenny Thompson's
medals, uniforms, an-
tique swimwear, posters,

videos, photos and a li-
brary of archival material.
Seiler said the city and
the hall of fame have
exchanged contract
"Wd are still exploring
our options, but it isn't go-
ing well with Fort Lauder-
dale and hasn't for years,"
Wigo said. "Is it time to
move on and make it new
again? We want to find a
place where it can work."

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Ex-death row inmates: Veto Timely Justice Act

The Associated Press

MIAMI Two former death
row inmates who have since
been exonerated urged Florida
Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday
to veto legislation that would
expedite the state's capital pun-
ishment process, worrying it will
condemn some innocent men to
"If (this bill) had been law, it
would have ended my life. I am
innocent," said Seth Penalver,
who was exonerated after 18
years in prison.
Penalver and Herman Lindsey,
who was freed after three years
on death row, pleaded with the
Republican governor to grant
him a meeting, saying at least
13 people currently on death
row have exhausted their post-
conviction appeals and gone
through the clemency process.
They fear that if Scott signs the
Timely Justice Act, the governor
could be putting innocent in-
mates to death without ample
time and adequate assurance
that they truly are guilty. The two
appeared at a news conference
The bill, which was recently
passed by the Republican-led

"If (this bill) had been
law, it would have ended
my life. Ilam innocent."
Seth Penalver,
ex-death row inmate exonerated
after 18 years in prison
Legislature, essentially minimiz-
es the time between sentencing
and execution by creating tighter
timeframes for appeals and post-
conviction motions and by im-
posing reporting requirements
on case progress. The measure
also re-establishes a separate
agency for north Florida to pro-
vide appellate-level legal repre-
sentation to inmates sentenced
to death, and requires them to
"pursue all possible remedies in
state court."
It would also require a governor
to sign a death warrant within 30
days of a State Supreme Court
review of a capital conviction.
The state would be required to
execute the defendant within
180 days of the warrant.
The law comes as Florida's
capital punishment process has
come under intense scrutiny
and has been criticized for allow-
ing some condemned inmates

to languish for decades on death
row. A New York Times editorial
published Tuesday said the bill
was "grotesquely named."
Florida has exonerated 24 men
on death row since 1973, more
than any other state, according
to the Death Penalty Informa-
tion Center.
Florida now has 405 inmates
on death row, more than any
other state except California. It
takes an average of 13 years for
an inmate to move from sen-
tencing to execution.
Penalver hired a private inves-
tigator and found new evidence,
which he said prosecutors had
hid from him, that pointed to
other suspects. He was freed in
December 2012, after "crying
like a baby" and dropping to
his knees in prayer in the court-
room as jurors exonerated him
on three first-degree murder
convictions, armed robbery and
armed burglary. After 18 years in
prison, the first thing he vowed
to do was to find a church. It
was 3:30 a.m. in downtown
Fort Lauderdale, but Penalver,
now 40, found a church and
prayed. Then, he hit the beach,
longing to see palm trees and
the ocean.

Lindsey said many attorneys
handling death row cases are
underpaid and don't have the
resources to conduct extensive
investigations for new evidence.
Critics worry that DNA evi-
dence might be introduced later
that proves a condemned pris-
oner's innocence.
"You're willing to sign, a bill for
the death warrants, but you're
not willing to take a look at what
is really happening," Lindsey
said, referring to Scott.
The governorhas given little in-
dication about where he stands
on the bill, but his spokeswom-
an, Jackie Schutz, said Wednes-
day, "We want to hear from
Floridians about the merits of
this legislation, which our gen-
eral counsel's office is currently
Supporters of the measure say
that numerous people have sat
on Florida's death row for longer
than 30 years, making a mockery
of the justice system and further
hurting the victims' families be-
cause they have to wait for years
for closure.
Mark Schlackman, senior pro-
gram director .for Florida State
University's Center for Advance-
ment of Human Rights, said the

bill was ill-conceived but has
also been mischaracterized by
some advocacy groups. He said
it wouldn't necessarily mean im-
mediate death warrants for a set
number of inmates.
He also said the portion of the
law requiring the governor to
sign a death warrant within 30
days of review is moot because
the governor's clemency powers
cannot be abridged.
Schlackman hopes the gover-
nor will sign the bill as a signal
that the state is open to more
meaningful reforms going for-
ward, including unanimous jury
legislation. Under state law, a
jury now only needs a majority,
not a unanimous recommenda-
tion, for a death sentence. He
pressed for similar reforms that
were pointed out in a scathing
2006 report by the American Bar
"The concerns about undue
delay in the process shouldn't
be ignored but they should be
cast within the larger context of
comprehensive review of Flori-
Sda's entire death penalty process
to minimize risk that innocent
people be put to death and that
was not the emphasis of this
bill," he said.

In this April 29 photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a joint news conference
at the Pentagon.

Sexual abuse cases put

Pentagon under fire

The Associated Press

after another, the charges
have tumbled out alle-
gations of sexual assaults
in the military that have
triggered outrage, from
local commanders to
Capitol Hill and the Oval
But for a Pentagon under
fire, there seem to be few
clear solutions beyond im-
proved training and possi-
ble adjustments in how the
military prosecutes such
crimes. Changing the cul-
ture of a male-dominated,
change-resistant military
that for years has tolerated
sexism and sexist behavior
is proving to be a challeng-
ing task.
"Members of the Hill,
people in the department
and the American people
have the right to be out.
raged," Pentagon press
secretary George Little
said Wednesday, adding
that the military "must
hold ourselves to a higher
As new sexual assault
allegations emerged this
week involving an Army
soldier who was assigned
to prevent such crimes -
the second military mem-
.ber involved in similar ac-
cusations the Pentagon
said Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel is working
on a written directive to
spell out steps aimed at
resolving the escalating
But President Barack
Obama, fuming at a news
conference last week,
warned that he wanted
swift and sure action, not
"just more speeches or
awareness programs or
training." Sexual offenders
need to be "prosecuted,
stripped of their position,
court-martialed, fired, dis-
honorably discharged. Pe-
riod," he said.
"The president has made
very clear his expectations
on this issue," Little said,

adding that Hagel told
Obama on Tuesday about
an Army sergeant first
class at Fort Hood, Texas,
who faces allegations of
sexual misconduct. The
case involves the soldier's
activities with three wom-
en, including an allegation
That he may have arranged
for one of them to have sex
for money, according to a
defense official.
Those allegations come
on the heels of a Penta-
gon report last week that
estimated that as many as
26,000 military members
may have been sexually as-
saulted last year, based on
survey results, out of 1.4
million in the services.
That report, and a recent
series of arrests and other
sexual assault problems
across the military, have
triggered a rush of initia-
tives from the Pentagon
and proposed legislation
on Capitol Hill.
But experts warn that
stemming an increase in
assaults will require con-
crete changes both
in law and in military
"There is not a quick fix,"
said Anu Bhagwati, former
Marine captain and execu-
tive director of the Service
Women's Action Network.
"The military can't train its
way out of this problem."
She said that changing
the prosecution system is
critical, but victims also
have to be convinced that
they won't be punished if
they come forward. Chang-
ing the culture in the mili-
tary, to foster greater re-
spect, she said may require
using outside groups and
advocates to deal with as-
sault cases so that victims
don't feel intimidated by
having to go to senior of-
ficers with their assault
According to Little, Ha-
gel is considering changes
to the Uniform Code of
Military Justice that would
prevent commanders from

reversing sexual assault
convictions, along with
other efforts to improve
training, assist victims and
strengthen discipline.
Hagel has also ordered
the re-training, re-certify-
ing and re-screening of all
sexual assault prevention
and response personnel,
as well as military recruit-
ers, who also have been
accused in recent sexual
misconduct cases.
"He is going to spare
no effort to address the
problem," Little said, add-
ing that additional train-
ing is' "foundational" to
any credible effort against
sexual assault. He said
Hagel is "open to any and
all" ideas about how to
improve training, and that
this will be just one ele-
ment in a broader effort to
fight the problem.
On Capitol Hill, Sen.
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.,
plans to introduce legis-
lation on Thursday that
would reform the military
justice system by taking
top commanders out of
the process of deciding
whether a sexual miscon-
duct case goes to trial.

Lawyer: Ohio kidnap

suspect will plead not guilty

The Associated Press

man accused of keeping
three women in captiv-
ity for about a decade
will plead not guilty but
it's uncertain if he can re-
ceive a fair trial anywhere,
a member of his defense
team said Wednesday.
Craig Weintraub, a for-
mer prosecutor repre-
senting Ariel Castro, 52,
on rape and kidnapping
charges, said in an inter-
view that the location of
a trial is "always an issue
when you have a case
that has such fantastic
Castro's defense team,
including Weintraub col-
league Jaye Schlachet,
must decide at some point
whether to ask to have any
trial moved out of Cleve-
land, Weintraub said.
"Then that begs the
question: 'Well, where can
he get a fair trial based
on the circumstances?'
This is such a sensation-
alistic type case which
has received international
Castro, a former school
bus driver, was arrested
May 6 shortly after Aman-
da Berry kicked out part of
a locked door of his house
and yelled to neighbors to
help her and call police.
Police quickly arrived
and found Berry in the
street holding a baby and
then raced through the
house, freeing Gina Deje-
sus and Michelle Knight.
The women were admit-
ted to a hospital but have
been released and have
remained in seclusion ap-
pealing for privacy.
The three disappeared
between 2002 and 2004,
when. they were in their
teens or early 20s, au-
thorities said.
Castro has been jailed
on $8 million bond.
Weintraub, interviewed
in his law office in a sky-
scraper overlooking the

county jail and courts
building, said Castro is
in his bare-
bones cell,
but Wein-
( b traub thinks
people be-
lieve he's
Castro got it too
good under
the circumstances.
"His day consists of re-
maining 24 hours a day in
a room that is probably 9
(feet) by 9 that contains
a metal bed, a very thin
mattress that is covered
in plastic. It has a metal
sink and what appears to
be some sort of a mirror,"
Weintraub said.
He declined to comment
on a jail suicide watch for
Castro or jail guard re-
ports that Castro has been
sitting in his cell naked.
Weintraub said he would
have been alerted if going
naked reflected a medical
Castro has made it clear
that he loves his 6-year-
old daughter born to Ber-
ry, Weintraub said.
"I know that seems to
be irrational from the
public perception stand-
point, but he does indeed
love her and is concerned
about her future," Wein-
traub said.
He said the issue of cus-
tody hadn't been men-
tioned in discussions.
The girl was born Christ-
mas Day 2006, delivered
by Knight in a kiddie pool
so the cleanup would be
easy, police say. Knight
told police she was or-
dered by Castro under
threat of death to deliver
the baby live.
Weintraub said the de-
fense hadn't researched
issues raised last week

when Cuyahoga County
Prosecutor Tim McGinty
said Castro could face ag-
gravated murder charges,
and a possible death sen-
tence, related to allega-
tions that he impregnated
Knight and forced her
to miscarry at least five
times by starving her and
punching her in the stom-
ach repeatedly.
Weintraub said only that
"everybody is entitled to
their own opinion" when
asked about Castro's two
brothers arrested but
quickly cleared of any in-
volvement calling him
a "monster."
Amid reports of threats
against the defense team
and arson threats against
Castro's house, Weintraub
appealed for understand-
ing that every criminal de-
fendant is guaranteed an
effective defense.
"It's an unfortunate fact
todaythat there are people
that will align themselves
with the mob mentality
and we are criminal de-
fense attorneys are unique
people," he said.
"We're in a position
where we represent those
that may be considered
the most evil people in so-
ciety. But the Constitution
permits that and requires
it. Otherwise it would be
execution at the time of
an allegation."

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Holder: Potential civil

rights violations at IRS

The Associated Press

FBI is investigating poten-
tial civil rights violations
at the Internal Revenue
Service after the agency
acknowledged the agency
had singled out conserva-
tive groups for extra scru-
tiny, Attorney General Eric
Holder said Wednesday.
Other potential crimes
include making false state-
rients to authorities and
violating the Hatch Act,
which prohibits federal
employees from engaging
in some partisan political
activities, Holder said.
"I can assure you and
the American people that
we will take a dispassion-
ate view of this," Holder
told the House Judiciary
Committee at a hearing
Wednesday. "This will not
be about parties, this will
not be about ideological
persuasions. Anybody who
has broken the law will be
held accountable."
But, Holder said, it will
take time to determine
if there was criminal
Holder announced a
day earlier that the Justice
.department had opened
a criminal investigation,
joining three committees
in Congress that are look-
ing into the matter. As the
investigation widened,

Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement
official, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington on
Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

House Speaker John Boeh-
ner told reporters he had
this question: "Who's going
to jail over this scandal?"
"There are laws in place
to prevent this type of
abuse. Someone made a
conscious decision to ha-
rass and to hold up these
requests for tax exempt
status," Boehner said. "I
think we need to know
who they are and wheth-
er they violated the law.
Clearly someone violated
the law."
Legal experts, however,
said it could be difficult
to prove that IRS officials
or employees knowingly
violated the civil rights
of conservative groups. It
may be easier, if proven to
be true, they said, to prove

that officials made false
statements or obstructed
justice in some other way.
"I think it's doubtful that
any of these knuckleheads
who engaged in the con-
duct that gave rise to this
controversy knowingly be-
lieved that they were vio-
lating the law," said-David
H. Laufman, a former Jus-
tice Department lawyer.
"But that remains to be
seen. That's what investi-
gations are for.
"It's more likely than not
that," he said, "the conduct
at issue here may consti-
tute violations of IRS rules
or standards or protocols
or procedures but may fall
short of what is necessary
to constitute a criminal

Murder charges
sought for man in
five Nevada deaths
RENO, Nev. Authori-
ties are seeking murder
charges against a 25-year-
old man they believe is
responsible for a string
of five apparently ran-
dom killings this week in
northern Nevada.
SLyon County Sheriff Al-
lenVeil said it appears Jer-
emiah Bean acted alone
in the shootingsat two
homes in the rural town
of Fernley, and another
about 30 miles west at
the Interstate 80 exit for
the Mustang Ranch near
Bean was arrested Mon-
day on burglary charges
and identified as a
"person of interest" in the
string of homicides, but
authorities now want to
add open murder, arson,
robbery, gun and grand
larceny charges.
Investigators said
Robert Pape and Dorothy
Pape, both 84, were found
dead early Monday in a
house in Fernley, a city
of 19,000. Angle Duff,
67, and Lester Leiber,
69, were found dead in a
home a half-block away.
Veil said it appears
Bean took the Papes'
vehicle and ended up
near the Mustang exit.
It was there that he
allegedly shot 52-year-
old Eliazar Graham, a
newspaper deliveryman
from Sparks, and took his
Bean had been staying
two houses away from
Duff's home, Veil'said.
Authorities said they
haven't determined a
Veil described the
attacks as "absolutely
shocking to us."
"It is senseless. The
people we have talked
to, they don't know
whether to be paranoid,
scared to death, shocked,
angry," Veil told report-
ers Tuesday at a news

-- .Briefs
Bean was being held at
the Lyon County Jail. He
has a local arrest record
and a felony conviction
related to burglary and
attempted grand larceny,
deputies said. He has also
acknowledged gang ties.
"He had some evidence
that came from one of
the residences where we
had two victims," Veil
said. "He was in one of
"those residences where
there were two deceased
individuals and had some
of their property when he
was arrested."

Deal reached in
Catholic lawsuit
lawsuit filed against the
Diocese of Kansas City-St.
Joseph and Bishop Robert
Finn by a girl who was 2
years old when Kansas
City priest Shawn Ratigan
took pornographic pho-
tos of her has tentatively
been settled for $600,000,
a Minnesota attorney
representing the girl said
Gregg Meyers of the St.
Paul, Minn., law firm Jeff
Anderson and Associates
told The Associated Press
about the deal before it

had been officially an-
nounced. He said it was
reached after a full day
of mediation between
the parties Tuesday, soon
after U.S. District Judge
Gary Fenner in Kansas
City dismissed one of two
counts in the suit.
Fenner dismissed one
count alleging the bishop
and diocese aided and
abetted Ratigan in his
possession of child por-
nography. The judge said
federal law stipulates that
to be guilty of aiding and
abetting, a party must
have done so before or
during the commission of
a crime.
He said the diocese and
bishop didn't know about
hundreds of lewd photos
on Ratigan's laptop com-
puter until after he had
committed the crime.
Ratigan pleaded guilty
in August to taking
pornographic photos of
the girl, known as Jane
Doe 173 in the litigation,
in May 2006 at a church
in Buchanan County. He
awaits sentencing and
initially was a party to the
civil lawsuit but failed to
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after the arraignment of his 12-year-old son for the murder of Leila, in San Andreas, Calif.,

Lawyer: Is 12-year-old boy mature

enough to aid murder defense?

The Associated Press

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. Attorneys
for a 12-year-old California boy charged
with killing his sister saidWednesday they
wonder if he is mature enough to aid his
The remarks came after the boy attend-
ed a closed juvenile court proceeding
and was told he had been charged with
,'second-degree murder with a special
allegation for use of a dangerous weapon
'in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old
SSecond-degree indicates the killing was
not premeditated.
His sister Leila Fowler, was killed in the
family's Sierra foothill home last month
while the two children were home alone,
authorities said.
"Can a 12-year-old be psychologically,
intellectually and emotionally mature
enough to aid attorneys in defending
himself against the most serious of charg-
es?" asked attorney Steve Plesser, who has
been hired by the family to defend the
The boy did not enter a plea at the
The Associated Press is withholding his
name because he is a juvenile. Wednes-
day's hearing was not open to the public.
Plesser said neither he nor his law part-
ner Mark Reichel had seen the evidence
that led the Calaveras County district at-
,torney to charge the boy. Still, they believe
he is not guilty of the crime that terrified
,the rural community of Valley Springs
and baffled investigators and the FBI for
two weeks.
I "We have no reason to have any doubts
about our client's innocence," Plesser
Investigators went door-to-door in the
area and searched barns, stables, out-
buildings and ponds for evidence. They
also collected DNA at the scene and from
family members.
The attorneys declined to discuss spe-
cific details of the case during brief state-
ments they made after the hearing, but
they did talk in general about the legal
Issues they are facing.

"We have questions," Plesser said. "Why
do the police think the minor did this?
Why would a 12-year-old commit an of-'
fense like this? And how did it not lead
to an immediate arrest and it took 2,000
hours of resources by the sheriff's office
and the FBI? We're confident we'll get the
answers when we'examine and test the
Ken Rosenfeld, a Sacramento legal ana-
lyst and attorney, said that if the boy is
convicted he cannot be held past his 25th
birthday under California statutes.
Most young people convicted of similar
crimes are paroled by age 19 or 20, said
Rosenfeld, who isnot associated with the
"The juvenile court system is designed
for rehabilitation," Rosenfeld said. "If his
sentence follows precedent and he does
well in the system and doesn't get him-
self in trouble, he'll be out when he's 19
or 20."
The boy was arrested Saturday after a
two-week manhunt for a mystery intrud-
er the boy had said he saw in the home
before he found his sister bleeding.
On Tuesday, Reichel told the AP the
youngster might have lied about seeing
a long-haired man fleeing the scene, but
that doesn't make the boy the killer.
He said his client might have made up
a "macho" story about scaring away the
intruder because he was scared.
The children's father and his fiancee
were at a Little League game at the time
of the stabbing. The boy called them to
report that he had seen an intruder in
the home, and the couple called 911 and
sped home.
After the hearing, which was attended
by the boy's father Mark Fowler, his fian-
cee Krystal Walters, and the boy's biologi-
cal mother Pricilla Rodriguez, attorney
Reichel said the family wants to be left
alone. ,
"As they travel down this incredibly dif-
ficult path, they are obviously extremely
concerned about their son, who they also
dearly love," he said. "I'm sure every fam-
ily in America can understand they are
going through extremely difficult times.
This is a good family."


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Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Mack K. Banks

Mack K. (Speedy) Banks,
86, of Greenwood went to
be with his Heavenly Fa-
ther on Tuesday, May 14,
2013 at Signature Health-
care at The Courtyard in
Marianna. .
Mr. Banks was born in
Ojus, FL moving to Jackson
County in 1963 where he
resided for the past 50
years. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy and worked
as an Ironworker by trade
for 37 years until retiring in
1986. He was a Mason and
member of the Greenwood
Lions Club. Mr. Banks was
a dedicated and active
member of Greenwood
Baptist Church since 1967
and became an ordained
Deacon of the church in

1972. Mack enjoyed farm-
ing, restoring antique auto-
mobiles and most of all
spending time with his
family and doing God's
work in the church.
He was preceded in
death by his parents,
Vinson and Leona Glisson
Banks; three brothers, Jake,
H.D. (Buddy) and Ray-
mond Banks; one sister,
Francis Jenkins.
Survivors include his
wife of 64 years, Kathryn
(Kitty) Banks of Green-
wood; two daughters, Wan-
da Tidwell of Greenwood
and Kristy Kaiser of Brad-
ford, RI; two sons, David
Banks of Greenwood, Mark
Banks and wife, Melissa of
Panama City; two grand
children, Paul Kaiser of
Charleston, SC and Chris
Tidwell of Greenwood; one
great granddaughter,
Shelbi Tidwell of Panama
City; two sisters,, Patsy
Caylor of Hollywood, FL
and Laura Moses and hus-
band Russ of Merritt Is-
land, FL; a very special
brother-in-law Billy Kimes
of Miramar, Fl.
Funeral services will be 2
p.m., Friday, May 17, 2013
at Greenwood Baptist
Church with Rev. Fred Fitz-
gerald and Rev. Ronnie
Wright officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in the
church cemetery with
Sneads American Legion
Post 241 providing milita-

ry honors. James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel directing.
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at
Maddox Chapel.
If desired, contributions
may be made to Covenant
Hospice of Marianna or the
Greenwood Baptist
Expressions of sympathy
maybe made online at
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446

Merie L.

Merie L. Wiggins, 87, of
Marianna died Wednesday,
May 15, 2013, in Jackson
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Grand Ridge flow tests to begin May 20

From staff reports

Grand Ridge will be performing flow
tests on all its fire hydrants next week,
The tests will begin Monday, May 20, con-
tinue throughout the week and conclude
on Friday, May 24. The test will be carried
'out between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4
p.m. each day.
The process may create some tempo-
rary annoyances for residents because
water pressure can briefly be affected, but
town officials say that the tests could, in
the long run, help property owners save
significant amounts of money for years
to come. The city is due for an ISO rating
review next month and the tests will help
bring fresh information to that process.
The ISO can play a large role setting in
homeowners' insurance premiums.
Grand Ridge Town Councilwoman Kim
Applewhite said she knows how ISO can
affect premiums, referring to the differ-
ence that she and her mother pay for their
coverage. Her mother lives about a mile
outside Grand Ridge, where her premium
is based on the county's ISO rating of 9.
Grand Ridge, where Applewhite lives,
has an ISO rating of 7. In the case of ISO,
a rating lower in number is better than
one with a higher number. Applewhite's
mother pays about 30 percent more than
she does i4 insurance premiums each
year, and for roughly $70,000'less cover-
age than Applewhite has.
Grand Ridge is trying trim its ISO num-
ber even lower in an effort to help its resi-
dents; the town is shooting for a 5.
Town Manager J.R. Moneyham is con-
fident there will be some improvement
in the ISO, that it should go at least one
number lower than it is now.
The tests being conducted next week
will show the current water flow rate, and
it is expected read much better than it did
during the town's last ISO rating in 1992.
One reason for the expected improve-
ment, Moneyham said, is all the anti-
quated water lines which were installed
in the 1950s have since been replaced.

Many water lines have also been replaced
with larger ones, a change that increased
the gallons-per-minute flow measured
by ISO inspectors. The improvement is
important, since it means fire protection
is better in the town than it was 'before.
Better fire protection might translate into
lower insurance premiums.
On the down side, some customers may
notice pressure changes in their water
service while testing is underway next
week. Customers may also see discol-
ored or cloudy water during the tests. As
the lines are flushed during the tests, the
flow to homes can weaken. The changes
in pressure can cause scale or sediment
to dislodge from the water main. That
may result in the appearance of dirty or
cloudy water. If customers see this, they
should simply run the cold water for a
few minutes until the water runs clear. If
this doesn't solve the problem, customers
should call town hall at 592-4621.
In addition to the town's attempt to
receive a favorable ISO inspection, the
. tests are being done as part of standard
town system checks and for compliance
with DEP requirements to ensure that hy-
drants are operating properly.
Moneyham said he is confident the ISO
inspectors will find dramatic improve-
ments in the system. The oldest water
lines are no more than a dozen years
old, and some have been replaced in the
last few months. The city has also added
a well on Providence Church road in re-
cent years which is capable of pumping
500 gallons of water per minute. Further,
he said, the city has upgraded almost all
water mains to be 6-10 inches in size,
with only three streets left with four-inch
mains. Those will be replaced in the fu-
ture with larger lines, he added. The city
has also put a new fire truck on line and
outfitted it with enhancements which
are expected to positively affect the ISO
If you have any questions or con-
cerns, feel free to contact Moneyham at

From Page 1A
being away from the familiar hustle
and bustle of campus especially the
"I give out a lot of hugs," she said, think-
ing about the big change. It remains to
be seen if her new coworkers will be re-
ceptive to that.
See will take over a position currently
held by Frank Waller.
Over at Riverside Elementary School,
Tuesday's after-school staff meeting was
also exciting. That's when Principal John
Ellerbee let everyone know he was on
deck to be the new director of Elemen-
tary and Early Childhood Education.
"It was emotional," he said by phone
"It's like a family. They were all very
supportive of me."
In acknowledging that support, the 13-
year administrator told the group it was
the reason he had the opportunity that
was before him at the county office.
Ellerbee is to take over for Cheryl Mc-
Daniel, who is on deck to be the new
Deputy Superintendent, a job currently
held by Larry Moore.

From Page 1A

think there may be some people out
there who need someone to talk to, and
we want to provide them that opportu-
nity," Roberts said. "We're not here to
embarrass, anybody, but we want them
to have someone to help them if they
need it."
"We never got an opportunity to inter-
view him, but based on what I have seen,
we would have very likely been having
some serious discussion about the po-
tential for felony charges on possession
of some of this stuff, especially having it
in a school setting."
Roberts said the questionable images
were co-mingled on CDs with other
pictures that Summers would have le-
gitimately had as the school yearbook
advisor. Some of the inappropriate im-
ages date back to 2008, Roberts said.
He would not elaborate on the kinds of
activities shown in the photographs, but
commented that there were multiple
situations involved. "Their attire, and
the positions in which they were photo-
graphed in were not in good taste, and a
lot of it was very crude. There was a little
bit of everything, and a lot of it was off
the Internet and came from who knows
where. It's my hope that any local people
who need us will come forward and let
us help them. We're not here to judge."
Roberts said an investigation began
into allegations against Summers during
the evening of Feb. 14, after the Florida
Department of Children and Families
received a report through the Florida
Abuse Hotline, which originated from a
-staff member at Marianna High School.

Moore, who's worked at the county of-
fice for more than two decades, is slat-
ed to return to Graceville High School,
where he was once the agriculture
teacher, as principal.
"I'm excited by the opportunity," he
said by phone Tuesday.
Rounding out the district-level admin-
istrative changes, Benton has recom-
mended Randy Ward as the new head
of Transportation, taking over for Phyllis
Daniels, who will move to the principal's
spot at Jackson Alternative School.
At the school level, several assistant
principals will change and, including
Moore and Daniels' moves, no less than
nine schools will have new principals
this fall.
Benton's personnel recommendations
for the next school year are pending ap-
proval by the members of the school
board. That decision and others, includ-
ing the hot-button issue of the proposed
new uniform dress code, are up for dis-
cussion at today's JCSB workshop. Board
members will cast their votes during the
next regular meeting, on Tuesday.
The workshop and the meeting are
both open to the public. They start at 4
p.m. in the JCSB meeting room, 2903 Jef-
ferson St., Marianna.

That person reported alleged inappro-
priate conduct by Summers involving a
The next day, on Feb. 15, DCF inves-
tigators interviewed students, with
School Resource Officers from the Jack-
son County Sheriff's Office. Later that
day, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office
opened a parallel investigation after re-
viewing the DCF initial report. But that
Sunday, Feb. 17, Summers was found
dead in his home before JCSO investi-
gators could conduct their interviews in
the case. The Marianna Police Depart-
ment conducted the death investigation
and found Summers' assigned Marianna
High School key ring in the home. Using
a key from that ring, school personnel
opened the cabinet while accompanied
by school resource officers. The duffle
bag was found inside that, filled with
numerous CDs.
"The images discovered on the discs
that were located in Summers' class-
room are evidence to support the allega-
tions that were presented in the original
complaint against John Summers and, if
not for Summers' death, would appear
to support felony charges of Possession
of Child Pornography," the JCSO release
stated. "The evidence located during
this investigation supports the claims
that John Summers was involved in in-
appropriate conduct with students and
did possess obscene material and what
appears to be child pornography inside
his classroom at Marianna High School.
By bringing this sexually explicit mate-
rial and child pornography into Marian-
na High School and into his classroom,
John Summers showed questionable re-
sponsibility and trust for the welfare of
the children placed under his care and
supervision," the release concluded.

From Page 1A

done by the USF team.
USF has examined the known
graveyard at Dozier and its leader
indicates there are more graves
than first believed. Further, the
team has examined other parts
of the Dozier campus in an at-
tempt to determine whether
there is another cemetery there
as rumored by many through
the years.
The known graveyard is not
marked in a way that shows who
is buried where, and its actual
boundary has been in question;
the only markers are crosses
placed there by a Boy Scout troop
years ago as a symbolic gesture
with no identification of remains
on the field. The examination of
the campus began after the USF
team was approached by a de-
scendant of one of the boys be-
lieved buried there; the family
member wants his remains dis-
interred, identified and released

to the custody of the family so
they can be buried in a family
grave yard.
Subsequently, others have ex-
pressed a desire to know more
about who is buried there. The
medical examiner is seeking
permission for exhumation in
an attempt to identify all the
remains and potentially answer
other questions, such as how
the died. Doubts about those
circumstances have persisted
through the years and amid tales
of severe beatings of the boys
by Dozier staff in certain time
periods of the school's 110-year
Cox went on to stress that the
AG's office is not asking the court
to order the exhumations, but
instead for an order giving the
court's consent to proceed.
"The potential liability in-
volved and the lack of specific
direction in the Florida law re-
garding exhumations cause
Florida Medical Examiners and
legal practitioners to routinely
seek an order from a Court ...
before moving forward with an

exhumation," he stated in his
answer to Wright's question.
"This appears to have become a
matter of either practice or com-
mon law in Florida."
Many courts, he stated, have
indicated the need for such or-
ders "in light of common law
practice." He quoted case law
in outlining the quandary. "It
all begins with the notion of the
sanctity of the final resting place
of a deceased person," he wrote
before offering up this quote
from the Matter of Currier, a
New York Court of Appeals case:
"The quiet of the grave, the re-
pose of the dead, are not lightly
to be disturbed. Good and sub-
stantial reasons must be shown
before disinterment can be sanc-
tioned. While the disposition of
each case is dependent upon its
own peculiar facts and circum-
stances and while no all-inclu-
sive rule is possible, the courts
must exercise a benevolent
He goes on to point out that a
body, once buried, becomes "a
part of the ground to which it

has been committed," and that,
upon burial, "a body is generally
viewed as being in the custody of
the law and the disinterment of
them is subject to the control of
the courts..."
Cox also answered three other
questions Wright had posed. As
to the judge's uncertainty about
whether the Medical Examiner's
Act of 1970 applies to bodies in
the ground before its enactment,
Cox provided quotes from the
statute supporting that it does
Cox tackled another question
posed by the judge, one relating
to the potential for prosecution
should the exhumation reveal
findings that indicate criminal
acts had been committed in
relation to the deceased. Cox
said he agreed with the judge's
comment in court that only the
crime of homicide would have
outlived the statute of limita-
tions on prosecution of any such
wrongdoing, since the last buri-
als at Dozier were to have been
carried out in 1952.
Cox also commented on the

idea of prosecuting a case in the
event that a homicide was indi-
cated in the findings. "If during
the exhumations, evidence of
homicidal activity is discovered,
it is highly unlikely that a pros-
ecution could be initiated ... (I
am) also unaware of any factual
information or basis that has
been presented to law enforce-
ment, the state attorney, the USF
anthropologists, the petitioner
or (myself) that could legally
support a criminal prosecution.
While often disturbing informa-
tion has been discussed by vari-
ous sources, a criminal homi-
cide investigation... is unlikely,"
he wrote. "However, unknown
gravesites have been located.
Should any of these contain
remains of individuals whose
deaths were more recent, (the
medical examiner) would be
compelled to seek the assistance
of the state attorney should evi-
dence of any crime exist."
There was no indication in the
court file that Wright has sched-
uled any further court proceed-
ings in the matter.

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X firefighter works to extinguish the last embers of the blaze that
destroyed this home in Compass Lake in the Hills Wednesday
morning. The home, located on Pembroke Street, was home to
Paul and Mandy Fowler. Paul Fowler is a firefighter with the Compass
Lake in the Hills Volunteer Fire Department. No one was at home at
the time of the fire. The blaze was discovered by passersby and
neighbors searching for the source of a plume of black smoke at
around 11 a.m. According to Compass Lake in the Hills Assistant Fire
Chief Don MacLaren, emergency personnel arrived to find the single
story home fully engulfed in fire and moved to contain the blaze.
He believes that explosions reported during the fire were caused by
propane tanks at the home. In addition to the house, an automobile
in the home's driveway was also destroyed. Units from Compass Lake,
Alford, Cottondale and Jackson County Fire Rescue responded.

Eurozone recession is

longest in currency bloc

The Associated Press

PARIS The eurozone is now in its lon-
gest ever recession a stubborn slump
that has surpassed even the calamity that
hit the region in the financial crisis of
The European Union statistics office
said Wednesday that nine of the 17 EU
countries that use the euro are in reces-
sion, with France a notable addition to
the list. Overall, the eurozone's economy
contracted for the sixth straight quarter,
shrinking by 0.2 percent in the January-
March period from the previous three
Though the contraction is an improve-
ment on the previous quarter's 0.6 percent
decline, it's another unwelcome report
for the single-currency bloc as it grap-
ples with a debt crisis that has prompted

governments to slash spending and raise
"The eurozone is facing a double blow
from necessary restructuring of its do-
mestic economy and somewhat disap-
pointing growth in world trade, in par-
ticular demand from emerging markets,"
said Marie Diron, senior economic advis-
er to Ernst &Young.
This recession is not nearly as deep
as the one in 2008-9, which ran for five
quarters, but it is now the longest in the
14-year history of the euro. A recession is
typically defined as two straight quarters
of negative growth.
Austerity measures have inflicted se-
vere economic pain and produced social
unrest across the eurozone, where the
average unemployment rate is a record
12.1 percent and higher in some places.
In Spain, it's 26.7 percent.

Syria rebels, regime troops

fight in Aleppo prison

The Associated Press

BEIRUT Rebel fight-
ers battled regime troops
inside the walls of the
sprawling central prison
compound in Syria's larg-
est city Wednesday, hours
after blowing open the
gate with twin car bombs
in an attempted jailbreak,
activists said.
The orchestrated assault
began at dawn, but by
nightfall, the rebels had not
dislodged regime forces or
freed some 4,000 prisoners
held there, according to
two pro-opposition moni-
toring groups.
Across Syria, the Internet
was restored after a black-
out of more than eight
hours, the second nation-
wide outage in a week.
Syria's Communications
Ministry blamed a rebel
bombing which it said cut
a cable north of the capital
of Damascus but gave no
details. Earlier, the state
news agency SANA had
linked the outage to a tech-
nical problem.
At the United Nations,
the General Assembly vot-
ed 107-12 with 59 absten-
tions to approve an Arab-
backed resolution calling
for a political transition
in Syria and condemning
President Bashar Assad's
regime for "gross viola-
tions" of human rights.
Earlier this month, the
U.S. and Russia agreed on
a joint push to get Syria's
political opposition and
representatives of the
_jAssad regime to negotiate

a transition in Syria. An
international conference,
possibly to be held in early
June, would help launch
such talks.
However, both the oppo-
sition and the regime have
said they want to hear
more about the agenda, the
venue and the participants
before signing up. The two
sides remain far apart on
the terms for such nego-
tiations, with the opposi-
tion insisting Assad must
step down first and the

regime unwilling to corn-.
mit to a cease-fire.
On Wednesday, rebels
launched an assault on
the central prison in the
northern city of Aleppo
after weeks of fighting in
the area, in an attempt to
free some 250 regime op-
ponents believed to be
held there, according to
the Britain-based Syrian
Observatory for Human
Rights and a local activist
group, the Aleppo Media

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Graceville Pee Wee Football
Signups for Graceville Pee
Wee Football for ages 7-12 will
be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. at West Florida Electric
Cooperative on Peanut Road in
Participation is notlimited to
players from Graceville.
For more information, call

JCCAGolf 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 modi-
fied handicapped system.
Registration is $60 per person
and that includes greens fees.
cart, and a steak dinner. There
will be prices for longest drive
and closest to the pin. All players
must have a verified handicap.
All benefits from the event
will go to FFA and 4H scholar-
ships at Chipola. For more
information, call Mart 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
require is that the swimmer swim
one full pool length (25 yards)
and that children under 10 have
parental supervision during
The registration fee of $35
payable to MNIST helps cover cost
of life guards and relay eyven!s at
meets. Team T-shirts for 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: Monica
Bolin at 209-2388; or email your
questions to MST2010@'cenm-

Coed Softball
Marianna Recreation Depart-
ment will offer a coed adult soft-
ball league to begin play in June.
Teams will consist of five men
and five women with general
rules of play discussed at manag-
ers meeting.
Teams may sign up at The
Marianna Educational and Rec-
reational Expo (MERE) located at
3625 Caverns Road in Marianna
through May 29.
The registration fee of $480 for
a 12-game schedule and includes
the team's ASA registration fees
due at the time of registration.
There will be a mangers meeting
May 29 at 6 p.m. at the MERE
For more information please
contact the MERE at 850-482-
6228. Team mangers may come
by the MERE Complex to pick
up team packets Monday thru
Friday from 8 a.m.to4p.m.
Managers and coaches may
view a copy of this year's rules
by visiting our website www.
leaguelineup.com/mrd and go-
ing to the Adult Softball page.

Bulldog Wrestling Club

The Bulldog Wrestling 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 PO. Box 520
Marianna, FL 32447.

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Baker named FACA

Player of the Year


The Malone Tigers
earned a pair of post-
season honors this
Wednesday, with junior
guard Chai Baker being
named the Florida Ath-
letic Coaches Associa-
tion 1A Player of the Year
and head coach Steven
Welch being named 1A
Coach of the Year.
Baker, a6-foot-3 guard,

averaged 21 points and
8.3 rebounds per game
during the 2012-2013
season in leading the Ti-
gers to a 25-3 record and
a district tide.
He also averaged 2.4
assists and 2.1 steals
per game and made 74
Baker said he was
pleasantly surprised to
hear that he had won
the award.
"It thought it was real

good. I didn't even know
I would get it. To be in
a position like this is a
great opportunity for
me," he said. "It was
good to hear, but I know
I've got a lot to improve
on. I just have to stay
focused and try my
hardest to keep proving
Welch also said he
wasn't expecting the

See BAKER, Page 2B


Angels City Champs

Bess' no-hitter

lifts Peoples to

title-clinching win

Gabby Bess tossed a fi\e-
inning no-hitter to lead her
Peoples Funeral Home club to
a 2-0 victory over Optimist to
clinch the MERE Angels city
championship at Optimist
Park on Tuesday night.
Bess struck out 13 batters on
the afternoon, while walking
just two, as Peoples Funeral
Home improved its record to
9-2 on the year to clinch a first
place finish.
Peoples Funeral Home got a
run in the bottom of the third
Sinning when Megan, Pruirtn.
Angel Haddock, and Brianna
Haddock each drew walks to
start the inning, with an error
allowing Pruitt to score -from
In the bottom of the fourth,
the home team tacked on an-
other run thanks to another
series of walks, with Bess,
Faith Castleberry, Sydney Pow-
ell, and Jallie Gray all drawing
free passes to start the inning
to force in Bess for to make it
a 2-0 Peoples Funeral home
In the top of the fifth, Bass
came back on to close it out
and struck out the side to end
the game.
Bess struck out six of the last
seven batters she faced.
She ran into some early

See CHAMPS, Page 2B

Pitcher Gabby Bess scoops up a grounder for People's Funeral Home Tuesday night at MERE.

National Basketball Asociation

Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson (right front), a former NBA player, walks
out of a NBA Board of Governors meeting during a break on Wednesday in Dallas.

Owners reject Kings move to Seattle

The Associated Press

DALLAS NBA owners voted
Wednesday to reject the Sacramen-
to Kings' proposed move to Seattle,
the latest in a long line of cities that
have tried to land the franchise.
The 22-8 vote followed a recom-
mendation made last month by the
NBAs relocation committee and
may have finally brought an end to
an emotional saga that has dragged
on for nearly three years.
A group led by investor Chris Han-
sen had a deal to buy the team. Han-
sen hoped to move the franchise to
Seattle and rename it the SuperSon-
ics. The original Sonics were moved
to Oklahoma City in 2008 and were

renamed the Thunder.
Commissioner David Stern said
the league will spend the next 24 to
48 hours talking to the Maloofs, the
team's owners, about working out a
deal with a competing ownership
group in Sacramento.
"The big winner here. was Sacra-
mento," Stern said.
The Maloofs reached an agree-
ment in January to sell a 65 percent
controlling interest in the team to
Hansen's group at a total franchise
valuation of $525 million, topping
the NBA-record $450 million for
Joe Lacob and Peter Guber to buy
the Warriors in 2010. Then Hansen

See MOVE, Page 2B

MERE ARA Baseball

Farm Bureau

storms by TOC 11-6

Floridan Correspondent
Farm Bureau took an 11-
6 victory over Tallahassee
Orthopedic on Tuesday
night in MERE AAA base-
ball action at Optimist
Daniel Stoutamire got
the starting nod on the
mound for Farm Bureau
and picked up the win,
with Gavin Byrd coming
on to close out the game
and pick up the save.
Zack Jernigan took
the 'loss for Tallahassee
Tallahassee Orthopedic
picked up two runs in the
first, but missed a golden
opportunity to add more
when Stoutamire fanned
the last batter to leave the
bases loaded.
Blake Barber and Zack
Jernigan got things go-
ing with a pair of lead-off
walks, and Caden Aker-
son and Chance Harris
each drew walks to plate
Barber for the first run of
the inning.

Trent Phillips picked up
an RBI on a walk before
the inning ended.
Farm Bureau countered
with four runs in the bot-
tom of the frame.
Brantley Willis led off
with a double, followed
by a walk to Grady Farris,
and Daniel Stoutamire
picked up an RBI when he
singled to score Willis.
Awalk to Gavin Byrd was
followed by a strikeout,
and Bud Basford picked
up a RBI on a bases load-
ed walk before two more
runs crossed the plate on
passed balls.
Jernigan worked out of
a jam by fanning the last
two batters with the bases
TOC picked up four
runs in the second inning
to take a short-lived 5-4
Walks to Skyler Griffen,
Noah McCoy, and Jeff
Woods loaded the bases.
Patience paid off for

See MERE, Page 2BL


-l2B THURSDAY, MAY 16,2013


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Drug Testing

Pound: Drug-testing failing due to lack of will

The Associated Press

president Dick Pound has
written a report for the World
Anti-Doping Agency assessing
the current state of drug-testing.
It doesn't paint a pretty picture.
Despite increased testing and
scientific advances to detectmore

sophisticated substances, Pound
said anti-doping programs are
failing. Drug cheats are getting
away scot-free because of alack of
will among sports organizations,
governments and athletes.
In his report to WADA and in
an interview with The Associated
Press, Pound blamed the failings
on "human and political factors"

and called out sports federations,
the IOC and WADA itself for not
doing enough to catch serial
dopers like Lance Armstrong.
He said the whole system
is undermined by bickering
among different groups, political
interference, conflicts of interest
and lack of incentives for nabbing
drug offenders.

"There are clearly many
systemic, organizational and
human reasons why the drug-
testing programs have been
generally unsuccessful in
detecting dopers/cheats," Pound
wrote in the report submitted to
the WADA executive committee
and foundation board in
Montreal last weekend.

"There is no general appetite to
undertake the effort and expense
of a successful effort to deliver
doping-free sport," the report
Pound chaired a five-person
working group which produced
the 26-page report entitled
"Lack of Effectiveness of Testing

NBA Playoffs

Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem (40) dunks in front of Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (left) during the first half of Game 5 of an
Eastern Conference semifinal on Wednesday in Miami.

Heat rally past Bulls, advance to conference finals

The Associated Press

MIAMI A fast start and faster
finish were enough to send the Mi-
ami Heat back to the Eastern Con-,
ference finals.
LeBron James scored 23 points,
Dwyane Wade added 18 and the
Heat rallied from an 11l-point sec-
ond-half deficit to beat the Chicago
Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night
and close out their second-round
series in five games.
Chris Bosh scored 12 points
and Udonis Haslem added 10 for
Miami, which ran out to a 22-
4 lead, then was outscored by a
whopping 29 points over the next
27 minutes before recovering. The
Heat outscored the Bulls 25-14 in
the fourth.
Carlos Boozer finished with 26
points and 14 rebounds for the
Bulls, who were without Derrick
Rose for the 99th straight game.

Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler
missed potential tying 3-pointers
on the final possession of the sea-
son for Chicago, which dropped the
last four games of the series.
Robinson scored 21 points, Butler
had 19, and Richard Hamilton 15
for the Bulls.
And there was drama, all the way
to the end.
Robinson's 3-pointer with 1:43 left
got the Bulls to 94-91, and Butler
knocked the ball away from Chris
Bosh for a turnover on the ensu-
ing Miami possession. But Boozer
missed an open 15-footer with
about a minute remaining and,
when Wade knocked the ball off
Boozer's leg after a Miami miss with
45 seconds left, the Heat retained
possession with a fresh shot
clock to boot.
But Miami didn't score, and the
Bulls had a final chance. Robinson
missed a 3, and Butler faked his way

free for a good look that hit the rim,
before bouncing away.
Time expired, and the Heat lin-
gered on the court in celebration.
Wade held on to the game ball as
he shook a few fans' hands, and he,
James and Bosh exchanged some
high-fives the last three Miami
players to leave the floor.
Shane Battier opened the fourth
quarter with a 3-pointer to get Mi-
ami within five. Another 3-pointer
from Battier over Boozer, his fel-
low Duke alum came not long af-
terward, and he connected on a pair
of free throws after being fouled on
a 3-point try to cut Chicago's lead to
Norris Cole had a pair of baskets,
the second being a left-handed
driving dunk, to put Miami on top,
and the Heat found a way to close it
out from there.
Miami will open the East finals at
home next week.

From Page 1B
vote to go Baker's way, but
he felt it was well earned
and represented the hard
work and dedication of
Baker and his teammates.
I "It's definitely an accom-
plishment for him because
it's one of his goals," the
coach said. "He worked
hard and has improved,
and to still have those
types of numbers that he
had on a really good team
speaks to his level of play.
I'm very proud for him to
receive that."
The Tigers had a domi-
nant run through the regu-
lar season and were ranked
No. 1 for virtually the entire
year, but they ultimately fell
short of their goal of a state
title after getting eliminat-
ed in the regional finals by
eventual state champion
Holmes County.
"There's no question this
feels like a consolation
prize," Welch said of his
coach of the year award.
"But to me that's more of
a. team award. Obviously,
I wouldn't think many
coaches have won coach of
the year with a bad team,
so to me it's more about
the players and how they

From Page 1B
TOC, as Barber, Jernigan,
Akerson all walked to score
In the bottom of the sec-
ond inning, Farm Bureau
rallied to put two runs on
the board.
Tyler Stout led off with a
single, and Bray Williams
and Willis drew consecu-
tive one-out walks.
Stout was out at third on
an attempted steal, but a
walk to Farris and a steal of
home put Farm Bureau up
TOC tied the game in the

From Page 1B
trouble after issuing walks
to Lashaina Harvey and
Ashlyn Wierman to start
the game, but Bass rallied
to strike out the next three
batters she faced to end
the threat.
Three more Ks in the sec-
ond inning and another to
start the third gave Bess a
run of seven consecutive
Wierman started in the

came together and played
together. The players
should get all the credit.
Good players make good
Baker said the loss to
Holmes County has pro-
vided much motivation
for himself and his re-
turning teammates in the.
"We didn't make our goal,
but we're going to make a
run at it next year," he said.
"I'm practicing every day
and every day I feel like
I'm getting better. I'm go-
ing to keep practicing and
improving my game and
doing what I have to do to
get better."
Welch said he's just glad
that he gets to coach Baker
for one more season.
S"It's been fun, obviously.
He's one of the guys you
only have to show him
something once or twice
and he picks up on it," the
coach said. "Some of us are
meant to do certain things
and Chai was meant to
play basketball. It's a joy
to coach him and he's a
kid who is coachable. He's
not the type of kid that's
hard to deal with. He's ea-
ger to learn and get better.
It's been a fun journey and
I'm glad it's not all the way
completed yet."

third inning with four walks
to Garrison Glass, McCoy,
Cody Lewis, and Woods,
but Farm Bureau stormed
back in the bottom of the
third inning with five runs.
Jacob Hall singled with
one out, with walks to Bas-
ford, Brandon Butler, and
Williams, and Mike Melton
getting hit by a pitch al-
lowing four runs cross the
Willis singled home
Melton before the inning
ended and the game was
called on time.
TOC will take the field
today at 5 p.m., with
Farm Bureau following at
6:30 p.m..

circle for Optimist and one
earned run on two hits,
nine walks, and six strike-
outs in four innings.
A double to left field by
Angel Curry in the first in-
ning and an infield single
by Parker Castleberry in
the second were the only
two hits of the game for ei-
ther team.
Peoples Funeral Home
will next host Sneads 1 on
Friday at 6 p.m., while Op-
timist will go on the road
Friday to take on Sneads 2
at 6 p.m.

From Page 1B
increased his offer to $550
million, which implies buy-
ing the 65 percent stake for
about $357 million.
Following the relocation
committee's unanimous
recommendation on April
29 to deny the move to Se-
attle, Hansen and Micro-
soft CEO Steve Ballmer dug
deeper into their pockets
in a final attempt to sway
the NBA Board of Gover-
nors. They raised the valu-
ation of the Kings to $625
million, or $406 million
for the Maloofs' interest in
the franchise, and offered
a $115 million relocation
fee, nearly four times what
Clay Bennett paid to move
the Sonics.
Hansen's group also
guaranteed owners that
the franchise would pay
into the league's revenue-
sharing system in Seattle
and not collect money as it
has in Sacramento.
They were aggressive and
bold public statements

that had been lacking from
the Seattle group through
much of the process while
Sacramento openly made
its case in the public eye.
As a backup, the Seattle
group negotiated a plan
to buy a minority stake in
the Kings with the Maloofs
retaining majority owner-
ship and keeping the team
in Sacramento.
Stern said the Board of
Governors considered the
$625 million offer from the
Seattle group and that the
competing Sacramento
group had matched the
original offer of $525 mil-
lion for the Kings.
"It's my expectation that
we'll be able to make a deal
with the Maloofs and the
(Vivek) Ranadive group to
transfer title of the team in
Sacramento. It's not a cer-
tainty but we're going to
work for that result," Stern
It's the second time
since 2011 that the Maloof
brothers have made
plans that would have
ended in relocation for
the Kings. The first target

was Anaheim, Calif., but a promise for a plan for a
Sacramento Mayor Kevin new downtown arena with
Johnson, a former All-Star help from Stern, but the
guard, convinced the NBA Maloofs backed out, say-
to give the city another ing it didn't make financial
chance to finance a new sense.
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Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby winner Orb (left) with exercise rider Jennifer Patterson is escorted to the track by Anna Martinovsky at Pimlico
Race Course in Baltimore on Wednesday.

Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness

'TheAssociated press

BALTIMORE Kentucky Derby
winner Orb and Illinois Derby cham-
pion Departing played together as
foals in the lush pastures of Clai-
borne Farm in central Kentucky.
It will be all business on Saturday,
though, when the horses meet for
the first time on the racetrack in the
$1 million Preakness Stakes.
Orb is aiming for the second jewel
of the Triple Crown, and a chance
three weeks later at the Belmont
Stakes to become the first horse to,
sweep the series since Affirmed in
Departing, it turns out, could be
Orb's main obstacle as the leading
"new shooter" in the Preakness.
"New shooters" are the fresh hors-
es who bypass the Kentucky Derby
and join the Triple Crown two weeks
later at Pimlico. Departing, 4-0-1 in
five starts, is the top newcomer.
"I think Departing is a pretty darn
nice horse, and he's fresh; probably
coming into the race the right way,"
said Shug McGaughey, Orb's trainer.
,Preakness post positions will be
drawn laterWednesday. Besides Orb
and Departing, the probable lineup
includes Goldencents, Govenor
Charlie, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute and
a trio from trainer D. Wayne Lukas:
Oxbow, Will Take Charge and Title-
town Five.
The fact that'Orb and Departing
have a prior connection adds spice
to this showdown. The two rivals are
homebreds, meaning the breeders
retained the horses for racing in-
stead of selling at auction.
The two ownership groups are
members of racing's aristocracy.

Cousins Ogden Mills "Dinny"
Phipps and Stuart Janney III bred
Orb. Ogden Phipps, Dinny's father,
ran a racing empire that included
nine champions, 'among them
Buckpasser, Easy Goer and the un-
defeated filly Personal Ensign. Jan-
ney's parents owned the great filly
The Phipps Stable has about 100
horses, including 20 co-owned with
Janney. The stable does not go to
sales, like many owners today, to
pick out their horses. Instead, they
breed their own, and currently have
25 mares at Claiborne Farm in Paris,
That is where the Orb and Depart-
ing connection developed. Orb and
Departing were foaled at Claiborne,
a leading breeder for over 100 years
that has been the birthplace of 10
Derby winners.
The two youngsters grew up in the
same barn, and galloped through
the same pastures. If history is a
guide, Orb will eventually return to
Claiborne as a stallion when his rac-
ing career concludes.
Departing, gelded when he failed
to focus on his early training, will
not join his childhood friend in that
Departing is latest in a long line of
stakes winners for Claiborne, best
known recently for Blame, the horse
who pinned the first and only
- career defeat on champion mare
Zenyatta in the 2010 Breeders' Cup
Following a third-place finish in
the Louisiana Derby, the ownership
team of Claiborne and Adele Dilsch-
neider, along with trainer Al Stall, Jr.,
removed Departing from Kentucky

Derby consideration.
'"After that race we said, well, the
Derby's just too tough and he's a
gelding and we're looking for quite
a bit of longevity out of him," Stall
said. "We didn't even really consider
it, to be quite honest with you."
Departing instead headed to Haw-
thorne Racecourse, rallying from
ninth in the Illinois Derby to win .by
34 lengths.-
The Preakness became the next
logical stop.
'After he ran such a good race,
then we started considering the
Preakness," Stall said. "So we just fell
into that."
And into a showdown between the
former playmates.
Orb has carved his name into rac-
ing history in the Derby. Stall hopes
Departing does the same in the
"A nice 3-year-old will raise his
hand and say, you know, 'I want to
get better and I'm going forward,'
and he certainly gives us every indi-
cation that he's that type of horse,"
he said.
That could set the stage for a re-
play of 1988 when the Phipps' Seek-
ing the Gold, trained by McGaughey,
and Claiborne's Forty Niner squared
off. Forty Niner edged Seeking the
Gold by a nose in both the Haskell
Invitational and the Travers.
"We went through it before with
Seeking the Gold and Forty Niner, so
it's not something that I'm altogether
not used to," McGaughey said. "De-
parting is a very worthy participant
in the Preakness, and just as we do,
they've got every right to be there.
I hope we both have some good
racing luck."

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Golf .

Marshals dispute

account ofWoods-

Garcia issue
The Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. Two marshals say Ti-
gerWoods never said anything to them about whether
Sergio Garcia had played his shot. Two other marshals
disputed that account, one of them saying he told
Woods that Garcia had already hit on the second hole
at the TPC Sawgrass.
In the days since Woods won The Players Champion-
ship/,the dispute has shifted from players to volunteer
It started Saturday in the third round when Woods
was deep in the trees, some 50 yards to the left of Gar-
cia in the fairway. Woods pulled a 5-wood from his bag
to play a high-risk shot through a gap in the trees, and
the crowd cheered his decision right about the time
Garcia was playing his shot.
Woods said marshals told him Garcia had already
played his shot.
Asked about the poor shot he hit that led to bogey,
Garcia said that Woods should have known the Span-
iard was about to hit, and he suggested that Woods
might have instigated the disruptive cheer. Woods said
later Saturday that Garcia didn't have all the facts.
"The marshals, they told me already hit, so I pulled
a club and was getting ready to play my shot," Woods
None of this had any bearing on the outcome, and
there were no rules violation.
But it became testy when Sports Illustrated quoted
two marshals as saying they told Woods no such thing.
One of them was John North, the head marshal for
that section of the golf course. He told the magazine,
"Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing
to him. I was disappointed to hear him make those re-
marks. 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."
The Florida Times-Union, however, quoted two mar-
shals as saying there was communication between.
Woods and volunteers.
"It is not true and definitely unfair to Tiger," said
Brian Nedrich, a marshal at the second hole. "That's
because I was the one Tiger heard say that Sergio hit."
Nedrich said he was about 10 yards from Woods,
and while he could barely see Garcia, he said he got a
glimpse of him swinging and saw the ball in the air. He
said when the crowd began to stir around Woods, an-
other marshal, Lance Paczkowski, tried to quiet them
by saying, "The other player hasn't hit yet."
"That's when I yelled back at Lance, 'No ... he's al-
ready hit," Nedrich told the newspaper. "Tiger had al-
ready taken his club, but we did tell him that Sergio
had hit."
It became a particularly sensitive issue to the Woods
camp because several websites had the word "lied" in
its headlines.
Sports Illustrated posted an update on its website
Wednesday that it had a follow-up interview with
North, who said with an earpiece in one ear, it was pos-
sible that other officials had an exchange with Woods
that he didn't hear. North said his statement about
"lacking character" was based on his understanding
that no marshal had said anything to Woods.
Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement
that the comments from the marshals in the Florida
Times-Union story "definitively show that Tiger was
telling the truth about beingtold Sergio had hit. I hope
this demonstrates to some reporters the importance of
accuracy and not jumping to misplaced conclusions."

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other owners about the dog that attacked
Why would someone bring a dog that
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gentleman who arranged for the park to
exist and is the "leader." Should I tell him
what happened? I don't want to get the
park shut down.

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then he is the person to notify. This
owner seems ignorant of dog behavior
and may have been trying to "socialize"
his dog by bringing the animal to a pet-
friendly park. But it sounds as if that dog
needs training. It would be a kindness
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Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Ford 1999 Mustang GT: 35th anniversary
edition Pony Pkg with Flomaster, automatic,
Mach sound system, ruby red, leather interior,
ice cold AC, recent tune-up, well maintained
with many new parts, 9 yrs adult owned, good
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Honda 1991 CRX:
Red Hatchback, 5 speed;
$1,200 OBO.
Phone 334-435-3962

Honda 2010 Civic EX, 4 door, sunroof, low
miles, under warranty. $200 down, $269 per
month, Call Ron Ellis 334-714-0028.
Hyundai 2012 Elantra, $200 down, $269 per
month. No Credit Refused. Call Ron Ellis 714-
B Lincoln 1999 Town Car,
Signature, loaded, leath-
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106,000 miles, very clean.
$4500. Call'334-790-7959.
Nissan 1997 Altima 4 door 168,000 miles.
Great work car $1,0001BO. Call 334 803 5906
Nissan 2012 Aitima, Like new, under warranty,
No Credit Refused! $200 down, $269 per month.
Call Ron Ellis 714-0028.
Toyota 2007 Prius,
White, fully
loaded, excellent
condition, 70K
miles, $12,500

Toyota 2012 Corolla, GREAT GAS SAVER, 2 to
choose from. Still under factory warranty. $300
down, $300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-
VW 2011 Jetta, All Applications Accepted. Low
miles, great fuel mileage, still under factory
warranty. $300/down, $300/month. Call Steve

H2005 Honda Goldwing
1800 Calif. Trike.
Yellow w!/lots of chrome.
6 disk CD changer. Stereo.
Headsets for front & rear.
Cruise control. Reverse
gear. Lots more extras.
56,000 miles in perfect condition. $25,000. Call
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Honda 2006 250 Rebel 13K miles, 70-80 miles
per gal. nice hwy. cruiser with classic leather
saddle bags, windshield, never used full face
helmet $2450. OBO 850-557-1629.
Kawasaki 2006 Vulcan 500 LTD 2040 miles, red
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Yamaha 2002 TTR125: Great condition!
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Yamaha FZ6 2007 13,500 miles, red, helmet
included, $4000. 850-526-5595.

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loaded, 78k miles, leather, pwr window, door
locks, tuneau cover, tow pkg., new tires.
$250/down, $300/month. Call Steve 334-791-
King Tiller 6ft. Brown MFG. Disc 6/2 ft.
$2500. 334-796-6361 (LIKE NEW)
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2006 Pontiac Montana SV6,
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captain seats. Maintained w/most service re-'
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Armoire: Beautiful wood desk armoire with
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Brand new full-size mattress, box spring and
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Camera Olympus 600UZ. $149. 850-482-7665
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Crescent walker $20.850-526-1001.
Dining Table + 6 Chairs $125.850-569-1089
Dolls Porcelain w/stand, $9 ea, 850-482-7665
Living Room Suite: Rust color overstuffed sofa,
loveseat & chair. Sacrifice $499, 850-209-3008
Mattress full sz. $40.850-693-1600.

Jackson County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Jackson County, Florida, described
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, At the North Door of the Jackson
County Courthouse at 11:00 am., on July 25,
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the
23rd day of April, 2013.

Dale Rabon Guthrie
By Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administration at P.O.
Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone num-
ber 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@judl4.flc
ourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-
8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled
court appearance, or immediately upon receiv-
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scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

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Sleeper Sofa: Queen $250. Call 239-272-8236
Surround Sound 300wt. 6 sp. $85. 239-272-8236
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Trailer enclosed 3" plywood 4x8 $175. 482-6022
Trailer Hitch NEW cond. $29. 850-482-7665
Tux 40R, black $100. 239-272-8236
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just had to ask ourselves

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Think what you want, but we're
pretty sure their mother loves
Have you figured out
the format for the
All-Star Race?
'GODSPEAK: No, but that just
adds to the mystery of the
event. Instead of just asking
"Who's gonna win?" we can
also ask "How many laps?"
and "What's a segment?"
KEN'S CALL: It's sponsored
by Sprint, and it figures. Only
a cellphone company could
produce such a scenario.

Both Busch brothers
Appear to be angry at
the same time. Should
we be scared?
:GODSPEAK: There is "Busch
brothers angry" and there's
"NFL linebacker angry." The
Busch boys are for amusement
KEN'S CALL: Good to see Kyle
returning to form. Just enjoy
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Do you have questions or com-
ments about NASCAR
This Week? Contact Godwin
Kelly at godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.
corn or Ken Willis at ken.willis@

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Denny Hamlin continued an age-old NASCAR tradition by
playing hurt in Saturday night's Bojangles' Southern 500 at
Darlington Raceway.
Hamlin, who is recovering from a fractured lower vertebra
suffered in a crash at Texas Motor Speedway, got his doctor's
approval to compete in the rugged Sprint Cup event at the
series' oldest superspeedway oval.
Driving a race car while recovering from a racing injury is
nothing new in stock-car circles. Some of the stories are epic.
For instance, Bobby Allison drove for a stretch of races with a
broken back. He was placed in and removed from his car by
an engine hoist.
In 1990, Darrell Waltrip crashed hard at Daytona in
practice for what we now call the Coke Zero 400. His left leg
was shattered and required plates, rods and screws to put it
back together at Halifax Health Medical Center.
Waltrip missed the 400 but started the next Cup race two
weeks later at Pocono Raceway. He wisely sat out the next
five races in order for his leg to heal properly.
Dale Earnhardt broke his shoulder blade at Talladega's
summer race, started the following week at Indianapolis
before pitting to let Mike Skinner finish the run. The week
after Indy, Earnhardt sat on the pole at Watkins Glen and
stayed in the seat to finish sixth.
The list is endless, but Hamlin knows how to play hurt. In
2010, he had surgery to his left knee to repair a torn anterior
cruciate ligament. Three weeks later, still hobbled, he won at
Saturday night, Hamlin finished second to Joe
Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth.
"Watching the races from the sidelines
for five weeks, it's tough," Hamlin said.
"You know you can change things.
You can do things to change your
outcome. But you're not in the race
car. My back held up good. I'm
more sore, shoulders, neck,
things like that. I got to getM
back in racing shape. It
will take time to get
back to where I need
to be."

No tuxedos in
Now we
know why Cup
Series rookie
Timmy Hill missed
the race at Talladega
Superspeedway. He had l
more important things to
do that weekend going to
Hill escorted girlfriend Lucy
Kennedy to the Ragsdale High
School prom in Jamestown, N.C., the
night before the Aaron's 499. Terry Labonte,
who didn't have a prom date, drove the No. 32 Ford at

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"Lucy and I had a great time dancing the night away,"
said Hill, who finished 33rd at Darlington.

FoMoCo, huh?
Ford Motor Co. honchos have to be scratching their heads
back in Dearborn, Mich., as they scan the Cup Series to date.
Ford's lead dog, Roush Fenway Racing, has put up just one
win (Carl Edwards, Phoenix) in 2013.
Ford has just one other win (Talladega) in '13, by David
Ragan, who drives for Ford's B Team, Front Row Motorsports.
Edwards was the only "Blue Oval" driver to finish top-10 at
Darlington. Back to the drawing board? The guess here is
that Ford engineers are camping out around the drawing

Let's make it easier for Michael Andretti and
Kurt Busch to do business.
Can someone explain the
Kurt Busch flirtation with
the Indy 500 ? ` t
In short, it's good for business. Everybody's
business, particularly Kurt Busch's business.
He appears to be extremely hungry to become
a front-page guy again and for all the right,
reasons this time. Hooking up with IndyCar
owner Michael Andretti to run a "rookie test"
at Indy is the type of thing that gets everyone's
attention, and garnering attention is a big deal
with racers who want bigger and better things.
Just a test, right?
It appears so. Kurt doesn't think it's feasible
to run the Indy-Charlotte double, and he's
probably right. But that brings us back to
the issue that someone needs to eventually
address: Do something to facilitate an Indy 500
entry for the biggest names in North American
motorsports, which just so happen to run und&r
the NASCAR banner. The impetus, however,
might be changing.
During the past decade or so, with NASCAR
dwarfing IndyCar in terms of popularity, it was
Indy that needed to make the logistical change
necessary for an easy double-dip for NASCAR
stars. Moving the Indy 500 to Saturday would
be the easiest move, but no dice. But now,
with NASCAR looking for ways to jump-start
the ratings and merchandise numbers, maybe
the Boys in Daytona should be willingto work
with the Indy folks in an effort to rev up some
late-May interest. Make it happen; EVERYBODY
wants it.

Ken Willis has been covering ,..,,.
NASCAR for The Daytona Beach '.- j "
News-Journal for 27 years. Reach
him at ken.willis@news-jrnl.com '.j|



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,,Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards,
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comes down to who wjnlt it the
most. Bowyer really wants to see his
name on the lisl r:1 All-Slar winners.

Kasey Kahne vs. Kyle Busch: Kahne is
getting frustrated alter his third orlrac:k
incident with Kvle Busch.

Godwin Kelly gives his take: "This is
supposed to be a sport of give and take,
but it seems Kahne-is getting more U6al
than he deserves from Busch."

(after Darlington, race 11 of 36)
Rank Driver Points
1. Jimmie Johnson -
2. Carl Edwards' -44-
;3.. ..Matt Kenseth -59
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -64
5. Clint Bowyer -74
6. Kasey Kahne -97
6. Brad Keselowski -97
8. Kyle Busch -98
,9. Aric Almirola -106
10. Kevin Harvick -108
10. Paul Menard -108
12. Jeff Gordon -112
12. GregBiffle -112
,14. Martin Truex Jr. -122
15. Jamie McMurray -128
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -141
J7. Ryan Newman -147
18. Kurt Busch -161
19. Joey Logano -164
20. Jeff Burton -165
21. Tony Stewart -170
22. Juan Montoya -185
23. Marcos Ambrose -188
24. Mark Martin -197
25. Casey Mears -213
26. David Ragan -226
26, Denny Hamlin -226
28. Danica Patrick -227
29. Bobby Labonte -228
30. Dave Blaney -233
31. David Gilliland -235
32. J.J. Yeley -266
33. David Stremme -273



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