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Jackson County Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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V\61. 90 No. 122

Commissioners take oath


MARIANNA -p- The city com-
mission got some new blood
Tuesday night and a familiar face
was tapped to reprise his role

as mayor.
Joining returning commis-
sioners Rico Williams and Paul
Donofro Jr. in taking the oath
of office was newcomer Al-
len Ward. The Marianna native
won his seat in April, when he

defeated incumbent James Wise
in the municipal election.
In addition to his new job as
city commissioner, Ward recent-
ly joined the staff at Sunland as
the center's operations manager
- two big changes for the cor-
rections industry veteran.
"My whole world has been
turned upside down, basically,"

he said lightheartedly.
That humor will help him as he
immerses himself in the world of
local government. When reached
by phone Monday night, Ward
was already wading through
a 111-page agenda packet, in
preparation for his first com-
mission meeting Tuesday. Asked
if he anticipated this much

homework wpen he ran for of-
fice, he answered wryly.
"No. I grossly underestimated
Fellow commissioner Donofro
offered some friendly advice:
"Be patient. Take in as much
as you can and there is a lot
See OATH, Page 9A




IrA Thie the Cottondale All-Stars lost to Marianna, it didn't keep Caden Barnes
/\ andhis teammates from having a ball on the playground Monday night at
V V the District 3 Machine Pitch All-Star Tournament in Bonifay. He is shown
trying to slide past Hailyn Shouppe. For more about from Monday night's baseball
games, see today's sports section, and for a gallery of pictures, visit http://www.


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Marianna man

arrested after hitting

another with chair

From staff reports
Local police report that
a Marianna man has
been arrested on battery
charges after a weekend
According to the Marian-
na Police Department, on
Sunday, June 2, at approxi-
mately 11:22 p.m., officers
responded to a physical
disturbance at 2827 Book-
er St., Apt. A. Upon arrival
they located a male who
was bleeding profusely
from the head.
. Further investigation re-
vealed that Glenn Eugene
Lovett. 55, of Marianna
struck the victim in .the
head with a wooden chair

after the two engaged in a
verbal dispute.
MPD officers located
Lovett at

his r qu estioning.i-
SWhile atnce, 20the46
Station, police sghway he ad-73

mitted to hitting the victim
Southwith the chair.and
i .brought
him in for
Lovett questioning.
While at. the
station, police say he ad-
mitted to hitting the victim
with the chair.
Lovett was placed under
arrest, charged with aggra-
vated battery with a deadly
weapon and transported
to Jackson County Correc-
tional Facility to await his
first appearance in court.

For a dollar, you could have a chance to take homethis complete
set of Jackson County Easter Seal Christmas ornaments.

Bellamy Bridge to be

subject of'13 ornament


Bellamy Bridge will be
featured on this year's lo-
cal Easter-Seals Christmas
Ornament, according to
Nan Harkleroad, project
And the real estate agent
had other big news this
week; she found a com-
plete set of ornaments
from the 17-year-old
campaign which features
historic sites in Jackson
County. Harkleroad came

)) SPORTS...1B

upon them while rum-
maging through a storage
area at C21 Sunny South,
her employer and the com-
pany that sponsors the or-
nament fundraiser. The set
includes 18 ornaments,
because the campaign in-
cluded two ornaments in
1998; the Ely-Criglar House
in Marianna and the Great
Oaks home in Greenwood
were featured'on separate
pieces that year.
This drawing will likely
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Marlanna Blood Center Mobile Unit will be
at Florida Department of Revenue 9 11 am.
and at Oglesby Plants International from 1-3 p.m.
The need folt blood is unending. The process takes
30-45 minutes. One donation can save uLip to three
lives. Call 526 4403.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1Ip.m. in the AA i ooi of Fist United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Mar anna,
)) Basic Computer Class Part 1 Noon to 3 p.m.
at the Goodwill Career Iraining Center. 4742 U.S. 90,
Marianna. Fiee class teaches basic components and
use of a computer. Call 526-0139.

) Jackson County Growers Association/Mari-
anna City Farmers Market 7 a.m. to noon at
Madison St. Park in Mariarnna. Purchase fresh fruits
and vegetables griownL by local fai mers.
)) Marianna Blood Center Mobile Unit will be at
Signature HealthCare in Graceville 8 a.m. to
4 pn.m. Thie reed for blood is iunendidn. The process
takes 30-45 niniites, One donrationi can save uip to
three lives. Call ,, 1 1,
) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oaks Restaurant, IU.S. 90 in Matr anna. The CCCs
focus is the local community, "Commiunity. Children
& Character .' Call 526-31,12.
) Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill. Call 482-2290.
)) Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
-Noon at Jackson Hospital Hudnall ,iii hi .i in
the Conmmurlnity Room. Free to attend. CurriculumI
developed by ex-smokers for those who want to
becomrne ex-smokers themselves. Call 482-6500.
)) Garden Gala Preview Social Noon to 2 pr..
at Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E
in Marianna. Preview the eclectic pieces of garden
furniture art for the Covenant Hospice Garden Gala.
) Job Club Noon to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90. Marianna.
Learn job seeking/retention skills; get job search
assistance. Call 526-0139.
)) Employability Workshop "Mock Interview-
ing" 2:30 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center, 4636 U.S. 90, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
)) First Meeting of the Teen Book Club Meet-
ing 3 p.m. at tire Jackson County Public Library,
Marianna Branch, 2929 Green St. At this meeting,
., 1 ,.,'.will be given a list of young adult books to
choose flonr T 1,,1 j 1i' ,ii i-l. duliration of the club,
members will take turns ,,: everyone's choices.
Call 482?-'., I
) VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.im. at
2830 Wynn St. in Marianna. Coveroedl-dish supper
followed by a 7 p.m. hnisiiess meeting. Call 372-
,i II I
) William Dunawqy Chapter, Florida Society,
Sons of the American Revolution Meeting
--6:30 p. ;,i ii,, I's buffet & Grill in Marianlr a.
Dutch treat meal. PIrogiam, i ,,iii'ii ,iand Love
of Country" will Ihe presenloled by Cioml" rtol Bill

Talley. Anyone interested in the SAR is welcome.'. 11
)) Sixth annual Summer Concert Series featur-
ing No Deceit 7-9 p.m. at Citizens Lodge in
Marianna. This free event is presented by Jackson
County Parks and Recreation and Main Street
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.nm., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St.. Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

Marianna Blood Center Mobile Center will be
at Graceville Correctional Facility 7 a.m. to 2
p.m. Thie need for blood is i-,1,i The process
takes 30-45 minutes. One donation can save up to
three lives. Call 526-4403.
)) Knitters Nook 10 a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.
Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant
6:30 p.ni. at the Washington County Agricultural
Center. Categories will include: Sugar Baby Miss.
Baby Miss, Toddler Miss, Tiny Miss, Future Little
Miss and Little Miss. Admission is $5 per person,
children 3 years and younger admitted free. Call
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hut ts, habits and
hang-uips." Dinner: 6 p.mi. Child care available. Call
209-7856, 573-1131.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
tiin. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation
Commission's freshwater license-free fishing
day. Casta line into the water and get hooked on
freshwater fishing. All limits and size restrictions ap-
ply. Check out MyFWC.comr/Fishing for fishing trips,
locations and rules.
)) Troop 3 Boy Scouts Yard Sale Fundraiser 7
a.im. on'the basketball courts at Wynn Street Park
in Marianna. A variety of household items, clothes,
televisions, sports equipment,..' .-I,'I i a, aind
imuch more will be for sale. All proceeds will be used
to help Scouts attend suirnmer camp and with on-
going Scouting expenses. Call 209-3798.
)) Jackson County Growers Association/Mari-
anna City Farmers Market 7 an.m. to nooji at
Madison St. Park in Marianna. Purchase fresh fruits
and vegetables grown by local farmers.
) Reunion meeting for former members of the
United Voices for Christ Mass Choir of Jackson
County 10 a.m. at- i,, i ,i County P'Liblic
Library. Call 594-3778.
Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
a.n. to 2 p.m. at 1770 Caiolina St. in Alfoid. The free
clinic for I, i.i i1 i, .I.i, patients without mnedkcal

insurance treats short-term illnesses and chronic
conditions. Appointments available (call 263-7106
or 209-5501); .'i ir.:, welcome. Sign in before
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.ml. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) Jackson County Training School, Union Grove
and St. Paul Class of 1971 "Sweet 60th Birthday
Celebration" 6 p.m. at the Cottondalb Civic
Center in Cottondale. Fee is $100 for 1971 class-
mates. $75 if a couple who graduated in 1971. Invite
six guests free of charge. Attire will be formalwear.
Deadline to pay fees is May 25. Call 850-228-9942.
Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant
- 6:30 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural
Center. Categories will include: Petite Miss, Miss
Preteen, Young Junior Miss. Junior Miss, Teen Miss
and Miss. Admission is $5 per person, children 3
years and younger admitted free. Call 263-4744.

42nd annual Green Reunion Noon at Three
Rivers State Park, north of Sneads, to include
descendants of Solomon Green and Amy Jarman.
Bring a covered dish and a serving utensil, every-
thing else will be provided. Call 482-7071 or email
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) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna (in
one-story building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.).
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the boardroom of i i,1 .q i,-I,-I:.. .i i.:: illt:, Hospital,
5429 College Drive. Graceville.

) Books That Shaped America Exhibit June
10-15 at the Jackson County Public Library, Marl-
anna Branch at 2929 Green St. Everyone is invited
to see the exciting display of 100 books by American
authors that have shaped and influenced the lives of
Americans. Call 482-9631.
) Baseball Pitching Camp 9 a.m. to noon at
Chipola College. This camp will meet Monday and
Tuesday, June 10-11, for ages 7-18.. The cost is $100,
Call 718-2243.
)) Jackson County Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board Meeting 10 a.m.
CST at the JTrans ('i i.,,, 3988 Old Cottondale Road,
Marianna. The agenda will include rIegular business
and approval of the Set vice Plan. This meeting is
open to the public.
)) Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon atrJim:s
Buffet & Grill: Call 452-2005.
Employability Workshop "Overcoming Barri-
ers to Employment" 2:30 p.m. at the Marianna
One Stop Career Center, 4636 U.S. 90, Marianna.
Call 718-0326.
Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
at e foul th Mondays: ethel Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welco e. Call '., :

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The Marianna P'olice I )eO-
p)artenlt listed the' following
incidents for ) ]ute 3, the latest
available report: Three acci-
dents, onei abandoned vehicle,
one suspicious person, one
escort, one httrglary, one physi=
cal disturbance, tone verbal
disturlbantce, (one prowler, one
burglar alarin, twot Iran'lic slops,
two assaults, lnttu animal coin-
plainils, one assist ol'a motorist
or pedestrian, ione retail thel'
antd twvo public service calls.

The lackson (Coutnty SherifT's
Office anmd coutnty lire/r escte

reported the lollowxving incidents
for June i3, he latest availahile
S .., report: Three
.,,,' ":/.. ^ ^ accidents, three
.' b',n .....,- abaldoned
CR B] .yiCE vehicles, one
....... .. Suspicious
incident, one
suspicions person, one arrest
on special detail, thlirete escorts,
one highway obsltrictiolt, one
verbal distturlantce, onite drug
oltense, one fliel spill, 13 miedi-
cal calls, fotur tragic crashes,
onle tire alarll 2 Iraflic stops,
three iarceeny complainnts, tIiree
criminal mischielf comliplaiints,
(two reports of shooting in thel
area, six civil dispute, twvo tres-
pass complaints, two f1ollow-up
investigations, tWo assaults,
onie noise distltrhiatck', otniC
animal complaint, three assists

of tIottorists or pedestrians,
one assist ol another agctlc.
one child abuse 'iomniplaint, tXVwo
public service calls, six crimi-
nal registrations, one welfare
check, three transports and four
theiat/harasstment complaints.

TIhe Iollovtwing persons were
booked into (ihe countmty jail dur-
ing tie latest reporting periods:
> Glen Lovett, 54, 206( 1 Ligih-
wvay 73 South, Nlariantmna, ag-
gravat'ted battery with a deladly''
\veapottn (other than a iteartm).
> Thomas Murray, 20, 81l17 Old
Spatnish Trail, Snt'ads, hold for
Bay NC(o.
) Casey Collins, 36, 31 North-
west Av\e.,, Ihveriess, hold f or
"i' |I ( C o.

) Ronnie Bass, 36, 591-1 left
Ates toad, Milton, hold for
corn t (hold for DOC).
) Michael Grimsley, 30, 5841
llfi Lane. (reenwxvood, sen-
tenced to(60 days.
> Clifford Hubbard, 33, 1128
South County Road 59, Favlor,
Ala., driving while license sus-
penlded or revoked.
) Joseph McDonald, 28, 20813
N MNlcI)tonald 1ane, l loutrr-
sto.wn, possession of marijuatma
(less than 20 grams).
) Monique Kimble, 39, .186
Fast Btickvard lRoad, Nlidway,
w'ortiless checks-seven 'collits.

Jail Population: 226

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

Burns is named Chipola's top professional

Special to the Floridan

Computer science professor Nancy
Burns of Graceville has been named
the Faculty/Administrator/Other
Professional of the Year at Chipola
Burns recently completed 27 years
at Chipola, where she teaches vari-
ous computer science courses. She
serves on numerous college com-
mittees including curriculum and
catalog and schedule of courses. She
also is a member of the Association
of Florida Colleges. In 1997, Burns
was chosen by her colleagues to re-
ceive the Kirkland Award for Excel-
lence in Teaching.
Her fellow professor Vikki Milton
says, "Nancy's soft-spoken manner
is well received by her students and

colleagues. No matter how busy,
she is always willing to stop and talk
with a student or fellow employee.
We can count on her to shed a posi-
tive light on any situation. She loves
the field of technology and she loves
Burns was a leader in the recent
revision of the college's Associate
in Science information technology
programs and serves as an adviser
to students enrolled in the pro-
grams. Her supervisor Dr. Jim Froh
says, "Students are impressed with
her ability to have the classes relate
to real work experience. Nancy was
there throughout the implemen-
tation of the new technology cur-
riculum. Her dedication to getting
it right for the students is what truly
makes the difference."

A native of Houston, Texas, Burns
earned bachelor's degrees from both
the University of Houston and Troy
University She earned a master's of
education degree from North Texas
State University and completed
graduate coursework at Florida State
Burns and her husband, Mike,
have two grown sons. She is an ac-
.tive member of the First Baptist
Church of Graceville. She currently
is serving as pianist for Greenwood
Baptist Church.
The Faculty/Administrator of the
Year award provides a $1,000 bo-
nus, a $100 gift certificate from the
college book store and reserved
parking for a year. The award is se-
lected from among the monthly

Chipola College computer science professor Nancy Burns
(right) has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other
Professional of the Year at Chipola. College senior vice-
president Dr. Sarah Clemmons presented the award.

CES names honor roll

students for its fourth

nine-week term

Special to the Floridan

Cottondale Elementary
School has released its
honor rolls for the fourth
nine-week term.
First Grade
)) A Honor Roll Terry
Brooks, Kyler Bryant, Wade
Chesson, Conner Clunan,
Jessie Crisp, Tina Deese,
Jordan Drew, Brad Eden-
field, Jacob Goodwin, Jo-
seph Haddock, Jesse May,
Jeremy Scurlock, Justin
Self, Devin Tharp and
Alexis Witt.
)) A/B Honor Roll Ken-
lee Ammons, Cale Barnes,
Justin Barnes, Tatum Bar-
rick, Reina Bragg, Hannah
Brannon, Manon Brooks,
Slade Buckalew, Harmo-
ny Capps, Doris Carnley,
Mayken Carter, Greyson
Chambliss, Patrick Coul-
liette, Joy Cutchin, Miran-
da Cutchins, Kaylee Deese,
Lucas Edenfield, Tee-Jay
Franke, Caleb Goodwin,
Jay Grissett, Eddie Harp,
Julissa Harris, Tucker Hin-
son, Adrianna Johnson,
Matala Keene, Ja'Merius
Laster, Alyson McCarta,
Bradley Monday, Treyshon
Nettles, Douglas Pippin,
Dawson Powell, Gracie
Ray, Maria Rostro-Medley,
Rylan Shouppe, Stephanie
Summerlin, Caleb Williams
and Bryce Wilson.
Second Grade
A Honor Roll Kate
Ball, Kadence Corbin,
Charlie Cutchins, Faith
Dunn, Evan Gayhart,
A'lexis Goodwin, Jayson
Harris, Zanya Henderson,
Farynn McAlpin, Jaran Pat-
terson, Savanna Sheffield.
and Haven White.
)) A/B Honor Roll Mi-
chael Anderson, Karlee
Blevins, Hayes Braxton,
Madison Capps, Mackinze
Cassatt, James Champion,
Ernest Cummings, Devon
Davis, MacKayla Deese,
Noah Ellis, Jasmine Hall,
Maggie Hamilton, Arianna
Jenkins, Jasmine Johnson,
Anthony Land, Mark May,

Malachi Perry, Catalynnia
Randall, Ashlynn Shaw,
Jed Shouppe and Rylin
Third Grade
)) A Honor Roll Jay
Crisp, Ashley Hicks, Jersie
McGinty, Terra Mitchell,
Luke Ohler, Joshua Scur-
lock and Jordan Self.
)) A/B Honor Roll Shy-
anne Bryant, Ty Burkett,
Jessica Carnley, Sara Cas-
tieberry, Blayne Deese,
Jacob Edenfield, Kadasha
Edwards, Konnor Gram-
ling, Chloe Herring, Syd-
ney Justice, Heaven Land,
Amya Oxendine, Kali Pa-
tel, Savanna Powell, Nina
Rodman, Tyler Smith, Da-
mian St Fleur and Isaac
Fourth Grade
)) A Honor Roll Em-
ily Chambliss, Hannah
Chambliss, Grace Forrest,
Kirsten Haggerty, Vallari
Joyner, Lewis Patrick and
Eva Pullin.
)) A/B Honor Roll Lane
Anderson, Samuel Barnes,
Mason Braxton, Kaleb
Brock, Mianna Covington,
Briana Davis, Taylor Du-
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Gas prices are going up. Here are
the least expensive places to buy
gas in Jackson County, as of Tuesday
1. $3.29, Greens BP, 2846 Hwy.
71, Marilanna
2. $3.29, Murphy Oil, 2255
Hwy. 71 S., Marianna
3. $3.29, Pilot, 2209 Hwy. 71,
4. $3.32, McCoy's Food Mart,
2823 Jefferson St. Marianna
5. $3.34, BP-Steel City, 2184
Hwy. 231S., Alford
6. $3.34, Loves travel Center,
2510 Hwy. 231, Cottondale
7. $3.37, Chipola Mart, 4195
Lafayette St., Marianna
8. $3.38, BP Station, 5184
Hwy. 231 S., Campbellton

If you see a lower price,
contact the Floridan newsroom
at editorial@jcfloridan.cornm.




achl year in May, fraternalist and nonfraternalist join together to make a difference in
their communities. This year's Join Hands Day was held Saturday, May 11. Join Hands
Day gives fraternal benefit societies such as Woodmen of the World the opportunity to
reach out to people. Wooden of the World Lodge 65 and Chipola Ministries joined hands
to collect non-perishable food at Save-A-Lot Grocery in Marianna. Food items collected
will be used to assist those in need in Jackson County. During the day, 890.5 pounds of food
was collected and cash donations were also accepted. All donationsmade are greatly'
appreciated. Pictured (from left) are Doug Stone, Woodmen of the World representative,

JoAnn Truette, Woodmen representative;
and Bob Argo, Chipola Ministries volunteer.

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Florida Voices

Let voters

follow the


tate lawmakers took a big step this past legislative
session toward making campaign finance report-
ing more transparent and accountable.
Although new rules signed into law this year will
do little to stem the avalanche of money flowing into
campaigns, they at least establish a reporting system
that gives voters an understanding of the people and
corporations behind the donations.
The new law makes it easier for voters to follow the
money by increasing the frequency that campaign
finance reports must be filed, and by eliminating the
Committees of Continuous Existence that allowed
donors to remain anonymous. New committees can be
formed to collect unlimited donations, but the donors
must now be reported.
The law also increases the contribution limits for local
and statewide races, a change that should lessen the
time candidates must spend raising funds. For local
candidates, the limit increases from $500 to $1,000; 'for
statewide candidates it increases from $500 to $3,000.
The old limits were passed two decades ago, long
before it took as much as $20 million to run a statewide
campaign in Florida.
Credit state House Speaker Will Weatherford, a
Republican from Wesley Chapel, for making campaign
finance reform a priority this past legislative session.
Recent political corruption scandals in the state can be
linked to the flood of untraceable money flowing into
committees and political parties. It's the reason it can
be difficult to tell exactly who is behind those detest-
able attack ads on television.
Critics who argue stricter limits are needed on the
amounts that can be donated are being unrealistic.
Special interests will always find a way to get the money
into a campaign. We think better transparency in re-
porting is about the best you can hope for in a political
process saturated with money....
That seems reasonable.
It won't be long before voters get a chance to expe-
rience a political season with the new transparency
rules in place. The 2014 races will soon be upon us. In
particular, it will be interesting to watch the race for
governor now that Gov. Rick Scott has said he will not
personally finance his campaign, as he did in 2010. As
much as $100 million may be raised and spent by Scott.
The new law should make for a more informed elec-
torate in 2014, and beyond.\

Tampa Tribune

Contact your representatives

Florida Legislature

SState Rep. Marti Coley, R-District 5
District Office:
Administration Building, Room 186
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701
Coley 850-718-0047

State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-District 1
District Office:
4300 Legendary Drive
Suite 230
Destin, FL 32541
Gaetz 866-450-4366 (toll free)

Idols on the silver screen

aybe it's different for
you, especially if you're
reading this in an actual
newspaper. But if you're online
with me right now (trust me, 1 am
at the computer as you're reading
- that's what I do), you're probably
in need of some silence. Desperate
for it, and maybe even terrified of
it. Like the end of "The Social Net-
work," where Jesse Eisenberg just
keeps hitting "refresh." As if there
were really anything rejuvenating
about the act.
Listening to MSNBC anchors
reference "so-called" White House
scandals involving the IRS and
Benghazi, 1 had to admire for a mno-
ment once again the adept political
skill at work; they know their audi-
ence. Not MSNBC's particularly, but
the culture we're living in. We have
limited attention spans.
Elizabeth Scalia's new book,
"Strange Gods: Unmasking the
Idols in Everyday Life," has a bril-
liant cover. It shows the window of
a cathedral looking into rows of app
icons. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
shoes, sports, alcohol, gambling,
a political party. None of these are
intrinsically bad. But in excess,
outside of a healthy order, they can
poison our lives and relationships.
In "Strange Gods," Scalia, known
online as "The Anchoress" from
the title of her blog, announces
that ours is a "culture that is over-
connected, media saturated, and
weirdly obsessed with the fake
glamour of'reality' exhibitionism."
Illusions are all around us. Some


of them are presented by advertis-
ers (as Google adjusts to our con-
versations!), and "can keep us reck-
lessly careening about in search
of some elusive idea of perfection.
When we listen to these voices, our
pride and ego are neither acknowl-
edged nor reined in." Instead, she
observes, "they run wild, urging
that we assert ourselves, pursue the
notice of others that we control
our environments and even insert
ourselves into conversations and
life stories that are actually none of
our business."
Our vision is "bedazzled by our
fears, insecurities, egos," she sug-
gests. We find ourselves "mesmer-
ized by our favorite iThis and eThat
andhow much we love our favorite
artist, ourfavorite politician, and
our favorite sports figure."
We attribute to all of these things,
all of these people, expectations
that aren't fair to or good for
- anyone. Even in our cynicism
about politics, we look to personali-
ties and legislation for salvation.
Sitting at a conference on reli-
gious freedom far from my first
this past week, I reflected on

these alternative realities. Here the
Ethics and Public Policy Center had
gathered Sikhs, Muslims, Pente-
costals, Jews and Catholics, among
others, to discuss the urgency of
the threats that are eroding reli-
gious freedom in America.
One of these threats, the De-
partment of Health and Human
Services insurance mandate that
has forced business owners and
religious leaders to court for relief is
about protecting basic conscience
rights that the late Ted Kennedy,
as well as Hillary Clinton, when
marketing her health-care reform
plan as first lady, were not long ago
in favor of. It's about basic freedom.
Family life is on the decline. Re-
searchers and commentators tell us
what we can see every time we get
on an elevator or wait in a checkout
line: People are connected, but
they're not connecting. Good luck
building families and communities,
kids, in a culture of looking down
at your iWhatever. Add to this an
increase in Americans who be-
lieve that anything goes spiritually
who needs organized religion
anyway? when we actually
do look uip from our gadgets,we
may just find that the mediating
institutions that have buttressed
our pluralistic, democratic republic
have become relics.
We need to do more than just hit
Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National
Review Online www.nationalreview.com.
She can be contacted at

Looking to 2016, Iowa GOP excited about Walker

W en Wisconsin Gov.
cott Walker visited Iowa
W recently to speak at a
well-attended Republican dinner,
only one national political reporter
(NBC's Alex Moe) showed tip. That
just proves you don't need national
press attention to make a strong
start in the 2016 Republican presi-
dential race.
There's a Walker boom, or at least
a boomlet, going on in the nation's
first voting state. When you hear
speculation about the'16 GOP field
- Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris
Christie, Bobby Jindal and others
- it's rare to hear Walker's name
included in the group. But keep
an eye on him; politically-savvy
Republicans certainly are.
Here's one way to test Walker's
appeal. Talk to Iowa politicos who
supported Mitt Romney last time
around, and then talk to politicos
who supported anybody but Ront-
ney, and ask what they think about
Walker. You'll hear a lot of positive
thiings from both groups.
"He's the guy to beat in lowa as
it stands right now," says David
Kochel, who ran Romney's 2012
campaign in the state. In an emnail
exchange 10' Li t 1. Kochel, who is
not working for any candidate at
the moment, ran down the list of
Walker's strengths. The Wisconsin
governor is "a full-spectrumn con-
servative who's comfortable with
and speaks the language of Iowa
social conservatives," Kochel said.
His showdown with public-sector
unions won himn great admiration
and a substantial fundraising base
among Republicans. lHe's a favorite
of Iowa Gov. T'rry Branstad. And lie
has "real 'lTea Party credibility." Put it
all together, and its a pretty strong
resume. "1 think W\alker's ability to
reach across coalitions could be
unmatched," Kochel said.


A similar assessment comes from
an Iowan who worked hard to
defeat Romney. "Gov, Walker spoke
in a very conversational tone, a
very Iowa tone, like an old neigh-
bor," said Jamie lohlnson, a GOP
State Central Committee member
who was at the Des NMoines event
*last week. "He connected." And
Johnson who strongly supported
Rick Santorum in last year's race
- notes that while Walker did well
in Iowa's b ig.,' city, he w\ill likely
"connect even better in thle God-
and-guns counties."
Out in those God-and-guns coun-
ties, in western Iowa, conservative
radio host Sam Clovis calls Walker
"a rock star." "He gets great reviews
frothi all who have seen him," says
Here is the thing that really
impresses Republicans looking
for a candidate: Scott Walker lhas
done things. As part of the gu-
bernatorial faction in the 2016
field - the list includes Christie
and I indal --Walker not only hlias
executive experience. He has used
executive authority to achieve a
goal conservatives have pursued
for years: to break the hold public
employee unions have on govern-
ment in many states. The result in
Wisconsin has been millions of tax-
.I...,, I dollars saved and improved
And \\.,k, i did it while going
C. ','; the most intense trial by

fire of any politician in America in
recent years. Democrats and
their allies on the left threw every-
thing they had at him. They tried
to stop him in the streets, in the
courts, in a recall election. He
survived it all.
The senators who are potential
candidates Paul, Rubio, perhaps
Ted Cruz don't have anywhere
near that level of accomplishment.
So it was no surprise that Walker
reminded voters in Des Moines that
governors get things done. "Reform
happens in the laboratories of
democracy, which is our states," he
told the crowd. "We've laid a posi-
tive foundation to move Wiscon-
sin forward, and people want to
continue down that path. We can
do that nationally, as well."
Walker's appearance drew more
people, and raised more money for
the GOP, than an earlier visit from
Sen. Paul. But it attracted far less
media coverage. So far, he's still
mostly flying utinder the radar.
But look for that to change.
Walker is getting such good notices
from Iowa insiders that outside at-
tention will surely follow.
"Scott Walker has impressed me
most," says Craig Robinson, of
the influential Iowa Republican
blog. Walker's trip to Des Moines,
Robinson says, was all about laying
a solid foundation for a possible
"Other potential presidential
candidates like Sen. Paul came
to Iowa and whaled away on the
Obamina administration and Hillary
Clinton," says Robinson. "That will
get a standing ovation and elicit
plenty of cheers, but it really does
nothing to paint a vision for where
they want to take the country.
Walker provided loans a glimpse
of the type of national leader lihe
vould be."

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

Lawsuit: Prostitutes beat NJ woman in Fla. hotel

The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J.-- A vacation
getaway to a swanky South
Beach hotel turned into a night-
mare for a southern New Jersey
woman when she was mistaken
for a hooker and beaten up by
actual prostitutes who saw her
as competition, the woman and
her husband claim in a federal
Thirty-four-year-old Anna
Burgese asserts in the lawsuit
filed last Friday in Camden that
a group of women she believes
were prostitutes attacked .her in
the lobby oftheW Hotel in Miami
Beach in January as she and her
husband, Joseph, were returning
from a night out. Burgese says

she was violently attacked from
behind and slammed into a wall,
then thrown to the ground. She
was taken to the hospital for her
injuries, attorney Lance Rogers
Worse, the suit claims, hotel
staff failed to detain the attackers
and even helped them escape by
putting them in a taxi. The hotel
was aware of previous violent
episodes and failed to take pre-
cautions to protect hotel guests,
according to the suit.
"The hotel fosters a prostitute-
friendly environment where
prostitutes are permitted to
market themselves on the prem-
ises, as 'evidenced by, among
other things, the reviews left on
various travel websites by former

guests," the lawsuit contends. "It
is believed and therefore averred
that, in the past, prostitutes have
become violent with guests and/
or visitors on the hotel's premis-
es and in the surrounding area."
The suit names Starwood Ho-
tels & Resorts Worldwide and
charges negligence, premises
liability, assault and loss of con-
sortium and seeks punitive and
compensatory damages. The
* amount of damages sought
wasn't specified in the filing, but
Rogers said he is seeking a "siz-
able" award.
"She was violently and brutally
attacked," Rogers said. "There
was blood on the floor. She was
thrown into a granite wall and
thrown on the ground."

Rogers said the couple, who
live in Medford, had stayed at the
hotel several times previously
and had eaten dinner and gone
to a club on the hotel premises
before they were attacked. Jo-
seph Burgese was on crutches
because of a leg injury and tried
to fend off the women with his
crutches, Rogers said.
According to the police report,
Burgese was walking through
the lobby when one of the wom-
en grabbed her from behind and
tackled her to the ground. Police
asked Burgese whether she said
anything to the alleged attack-
er, but Burgese insisted it was
Joseph Burgese separated
the women atd hotel security

escorted the suspect outside
into a waiting cab, according to
the report.
Police later photographed
Anna Burgese's bruised knee,
right elbow and cut to her bot-
tom lip.
The Burgeses were on vacation
abroad, Rogers said. A spokes-
man for Starwood didn't com-
ment directly on the lawsuit.
"We truly regret that this inci-
dent occurred and that one of
our guests was injured," spokes-
man Trey Sarten said in an email,
"The safety and security of our
guests is our paramount priority,
and we are taking this situation
very seriously. Due to pending
litigation, we are unable to com-
ment further at this time."

State assures it

will offer kosher

in all prisons

The Associated Press

MIAMI Florida is
moving ahead with a plan
-to offer kosher meals in all
state prisons by the end of
the year, a corrections of-
ficial testified at a hearing
Tuesday on a U.S. Justice
Department lawsuit de-
manding such a program.
James Upchurch, as-
sistant Department of
Corrections secretary for
institutions, said food
following the strict Jew-
ish dietary rules would
be served beginning in
July at the 2,000-inmate
Union Correctional In-
stitution in north Florida
and then would expand
through the fall to 60 fa-
cilities across the state.
"We will make the pol-
icy work," Upchurch told
U.S. District Judge Patri-
cia Seitz at the hearing.
"Wh.Ten you rmun a prison,
there are security prob-
lems with everything you
do. We don't see any that
are insurmountable at
this point."
Florida previously of-
fered kosher meals at se-
lected prisons for three
years until 2007, then
began a pilot program at
a South Florida prison in
2010. The Justice Depart-
ment's Civil Rights D)ivi-
sion filed a federaJ law-
suit last year demanding
that the state be required
to offer kosher food at all
A Justice Department
lawyer, Michael Songer,
said that despite the
state's assurances, the U.S.
wants the judge to issue a
kosher food order so that
the policy couldn't simply
be li.iiig'd in the futture.
Kosher diets and other te-
nets of religious faith are
protected for prisoners by
the 2000 Religious Land
Use and Institutionalized
Persons Act, he said.
"The state is not willing
to make an enduring com-
mitment to providing ko-
sher meals," Songer said.
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to join the case so they
can get halal or kosher
meals in prison. Seitz
said Florida and the U.S.
should be permitted to
respond to that motion in
writing before she rules.
The hearing follows a
decision last month by
the 11th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals reinstating
a separate kosher meal
lawsuit filed by Bruch
Rich, an Orthodox Jew
and convicted murderer
serving a life sentence at
the Union prison. The ap-
peals court said a federal
judge should determine
if the state's new kosher
plan will resolve Rich's
In his testimony, Up-
church said the previous
kosher program caused
several problems, includ-
ing inmates who faked
Jewishl faith to transfer
to one of the 13 prisons
that offered the meals.
Some did so to be closer
to home, while others
claimed to be kosher so
they could band together
in gangs. There were also
issues with banned items
being smuggled in the
kosher meals and some
inmates were jealous of
the special treatment, he
"There are a lot of in-
mates who will abuse and
manipulate the system
and the things we pro-
vide," Upchurch said.
During the three years
kosher meals were offered
in Florida prisons a total
of 784 inmates participat-
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Teacher sent home
after hearing voices
DEI;IONA-A second-
grade substitute teacher
was ordered off campus
last week after claiming
she heard voices yelling
obscenities outside her
School officials told her
to leave Pride Elementary
School in Deltona, and to
stay away.
The Daytona Beach
News-Journal reports the
principal removed the
teacher from the class-
room on Friday.
She later told Volusia
County Sheriff's deputies
she could hear people
yelling and cursing outside
the classroom. The teacher
also told them a rambling
story about the FBI and
the CIA. According to an
incident report, the teach-
er couldn't see anyone, but
she could hear them.
The principal spoke with
students in the classroom,
but none of them heard an
altercation or saw any-
thing unusual.
The teacher told depu-
ties this has happened
before and that she had
called the sheriff's office
in the past. But deputies
found no record of that
She said diI titj.iling.
identity-stealing suspects
had followed her to Del-
tona from Georgia.
O(ti i..ls told the teacher
not to return to the school.
Deputies say the teacher
was sent away in a taxi.

Students arrested for
selling guns at school
STUART'- Five Mar-
tin County high school
students were arrested
and charged in connec-
tion with selling guns on
school p pl ii' yl lij.il had
been stolen from a home,
authorities said Tuesday.
The suspects attended
Community Christian
Academy in Stuart and
range in age from 15 to
17, according to a sheriff's
office statement. The
students are not being
identified by The Associ=
aled Press because of their
School officials contact-
ed authorities on May 16
to report they had received
information that two

students may have
brought guns on campus,
the sheriff's office said.
The school principal
was acting on a tip from
students that the guns
were being sold to other
students on campus.
Detectives from the
sheriff's office interviewed
several students and ,
determined that one teen
burglarized a home on
six different occasions,
stealing five weapons
from a locked safe. Detec-
tives also found out that
four other students were
involved in the sale of the
guns as well as "hundreds
of rounds of ammunition,
both on and off school
"Due to the cooperation
of school administra-
tors, student witnesses
and parents of the sus-
pects, the Martin County
Sheriff's Office was able to
recover all of the weapons,
some of which ended up
in neighboring counties,"
the sheriff's office said in a
The student accused of
burglarizing the home was
charged with five counts
of armed burglary, five
counts of dealing in stolen
property and five counts
of possession of a firearm
on school property. Two
others, a 16 and 17-year-
old, face two counts of
dealing in stolen property
and one count of posses-
sion of a firearm on school
property. A 15-year-old
charged with one count of
dealing in stolen property
acted as a "lookout" dur-
ing the gun transactions
while on school property,
authorities said. The last
student, a 15-year-old, was
charged with six counts of
dealing in stolen pi l ii c t
and six counts of posses-
sion of a firearm on school

Baby sitter gets 10
years for injuring baby
NAPLES A southwest
Florida baby sitter was
sentenced to 10 years in
prison after pleading no
contest to in iggii\,ld
child abuse charge.
Trial for 27-year-old
Cherie Landowski was
supposed to begin 'Tles-
day. Authorities ,. ilt'
North Naples woman grew
frustrated with the child

while she was watching
him on March 26,2010,
and hit him with a baby
bottle. Hours later the
child began vomiting,
shaking and going limp.
The Naples Daily News
reports the child is now
3 and in a special needs
preschool. He suffered
permanent brain damage.
The judge also sen-
tenced Landowski to 20
years of probation once
she's released from prison.

Three children jump
from car
PALM COAST-- Florida
authorities say three chil-
dren visiting from Ohio
jumped out of a moving
car with their drunken
father behind the wheel.
Demitri Nicholas of
Piqua, Ohio, was arrested
Monday in Palm Coast
and charged with felony
child neglect. Jail records
show he's been released
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A charging affidavit
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The Lakeland Ledger
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severe burns.
Fernandez ran into the
burning building in Polk
County on Saturday in an
attempt to save his elderly
friend, but was unsuc-
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grove through a hole in the
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taken, which she says
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In this May 31 photo a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. The National Weather Service says
the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching
295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded.

Deadly tornado widest on record

Second EF5 to
strike area in less
than two weeks
The Associated Press

The deadly tornado that
plowed through an area
near Oklahoma City last
week was even larger and
more powerful than previ-
ously estimated a record
2.6 miles wide with winds
that reached nearly 300
mph, just shy of the stron-
gest winds ever measured.
The National Weather
Service on Tuesday an-
nounced that the twister
that hit El Reno was a top-
of-the-scale EF5 twister
.- the second to strike
the area in less than two
Friday's tornado was ini-
tially rated as an EF3. But
the agency upgraded that

ranking after surveying
damage and concluding
that the storm had winds of
295 mph. Eighteen people
-died in the storm and sub-
sequent flooding, includ-
ing three storm chasers.
The Oklahoma City area
also saw an EF5 tornado
on May 20. That one raked
Moore, a suburb 25"miles
southeast of El Reno, and
killed 24 people. Moore
was hit in 1999 by another
EF5, which had the stron-
gest winds ever measured
on earth: 302 mph.
The massive tornado
that formed Friday avoid-
ed highly populated metro
areas, a fact that almost
certainly saved lives.
Winds were at their most
powerful in areas devoid of
structures, said Rick Smith,
chief warning coordina-
tion meteorologist for the
weather service's office in

"Any house would have
been completely swept
clean on the foundation,"
Smith said.
The twister marched
through the country-
side between El Reno
and Union City, a region
of largely rural farm and
grazing land. Most of the
destruction came toward
the end of the tornado's
16.2-mile path along In-
terstate 40, where several
motorists were killed when
their vehicles were tossed
Like many Midwestern
cities, the Oklahoma City
metropolitan area contin-
ues to expand in.the sub-
urbs, but the rapid growth
hasn't quite reached as far
west as where Friday's tor-
nado tracked.
William Hooke, a senior
policy fellow of the Ameri-,
can Meteorological Society,
said the continued growth

of cities in tornado-prone
areas makes it only a mat-
ter of time before another
monstrous twister hits a
heavily populated area.
"You dodged a bullet,"
Hooke said. "You lay that
path over Oklahoma City,
and you have devastation
of biblical proportions.
In El Reno, the city of
18,000 suffered signifi-
cant damage, including
to its vocatidnal-technical
center and a cattle stock-
yard that was reduced to
a pile of twisted metal. But
Mayor Matt White said it
could have been worse
had the twister passed to
the north.
"If it was two more miles
this way, it would have
wiped out all of downtown,
almost every one of our
subdivisions and almost all
of our businesses," White
said. "It would have taken
out everything."

Bulgerjury selection unlike other cases

The Associated Pre s

BOSTON The machi-
nations of choosing a jury
S for the long-awaited trial
of reputed Boston crime
boss James "Whitey" Bulg-
er may end up being most
notable for how routine
they appear despite the
notoriety of the case and
the outsized tales of the
man at its center.
SUnlike some other high-
profile organized crime
trials, jurors in the Bulger
case won't be sequestered
and their identities will be
revealed after the verdict is
Perhaps the biggest chal-
lenge will be finding 18
people who can spend the
next four months hearing
testimony about a long list
of allegations against Bulg-
er, including charges that
he played a role in killing
19 people.
Bulger, the former leader
of the Winter Hill Gang, is
now 83 years old.
Three of his former cro-
nies began cooperating
with the government after
authorities revealed that
Bulger had been a long-
time FBI informant. All
three former hitman
John Martorano, former
partner Stephen "The
Rifleman" Flemmi and
former aide Kevin Weeks
are expected to be the
prosecution's star witness-
es against Bulger.
The gang disintegrated in
the years after Bulger fled
Boston in 1994. Bulger was
one of the nation's most
wanted fugitives for more
than 16 years until he was
captured in Santa Monica,
Calif., in 2011.
In some high-profile
mob cases, including John
Gotti's 1992 racketeering
trial, jurors have been se-
questered out of fear they
could be intimidated or
threatened by the mob.
"That element ot, worry
and fear that could make
the jury selection process
more difficult doesn't exist
here," said Dick Lehr, who
co-authored two books
about Bulger, including

Patricia Doqahue, widow of alleged murder victim Michael
Donahue, stands with her son, Tommy, outside federal court
in Boston on Monday.

"Whitey: The Life of Amer-
ica's Most Notorious Mob
"His most important co-
horts have turned into gov-
ernment witnesses. Once
they learned Whitey was a
rat, they've all turned on
him having felt betrayed
by their boss so there's
no loyalty there. In terms
of public fear of gang re-
taliation, there's nothing
Tom Duffy, a retired state
police major who was one
of the lead Bulger investi-
gators, said Bulger's work
as an informant has made
him a pariah among his
former associates.
"Nobody is going to step
up to the plate for this guy,"
Duffy said. "He betrayed so
many people."
As jury selection got un-
der wayTuesday, Judge De-
nise Casper told two pools
of prospective jurors that
despite Bulger's notoriety,
the approach to picking a
jury remains the same.
"Both parties have a right
to a jury that is fair and im-
partial," Casper said.
She said people will not
necessarily be excused
from sitting on the jury

simply because they have
read or heard about Bulg-
er. The "critical issue," she
said, is whether they can

decide the case based only
on evidence presented in
Bulger is accused in a
broad racketeering in-
dictment of a long list of
crimes, including 19 kill-
ings, extortion and money-
laundering. Authorities say
he committed the crimes
while he was an FBI infor-
mant, but Bulger's lawyers
deny that he was ever an
Casper told the first two
jury pools that she under-
stands the trial expected
to last three to four months
- will be a disruption to
their daily lives and may
even pose an "extreme
hardship" for some people.
But she said she will have
to balance the needs of ju-
rors with Bulger's right to
get a "cross-section of the
community" to sit on the
As Bulger was introduced
to the second jury pool by
his attorney, J.W Carney
Jr., many potential jurors
strained to get a look at

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The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS Missis-
sippi River communities
scrambling Tuesday to
fend off the rain-engorged
waterway got discour-
aging news: More rains
looming across much of
the nation's midsection
threatened to slow the
potential retreat of the
renegade river.
Such an outlook might
not be welcomed in the
northeast Missouri town
of West Alton, where a
makeshift levee's breach
Monday fanned wor-
ries that the 570-resident
town which was mostly
swept away by a flood
in 1993 would be in-
undated again. A volun-
tary evacuation advisory
before the breach was
fixed was heeded by just
15 percent of the towns
residents, but "everyone
else is ready to go at a
moment's notice" if the
hastily shored-up barrier
shows signs of giving way,
Fire Chief Rick Pender
said Tuesday.
For now, he said, "ev-
erything is stable," with
much of the flooding cor-
ralled in a railroad bed
acting as a town-protect-
ing channel.
"There are some spots
not looking pretty (as de-
fenses), but they're still
holding the water back,"
Pender told The Associ-
ated Press by telephone.
"Everyone is just moni-
toring the sandbags and
barriers, waiting for this
water to come down."
The latest National
Weather Service fore-
casts suggest that was to
happen later Tuesday.
But more rains expected
in coming days, from St.
Louis north to Minne-
sota and westward across
some of the Great Plains,
stood to drop another
inch of precipitation here
and there, adding more
water to the Missouri
River and the Missis-
sippi River into which it
feeds, National Weather
Service hydrologist Mark

Fuchs said.
"We're not talking about
huge amounts, but any
amount when the soil
already is wet is going to
slow the rivers' retreat,"
Fuchs said from his St.
Louis-area office. "If you
take that into account,
there's not going to be a
big drop in the river levels
any time soon."
Across the river in Il-
linois, in the 28,000-resi-
dent city of Alton north
of St. Louis, floodwaters
already forced the closure
of the local casino and the
scenic "Great River Road"
leading out of it to the
north. By late Monday,
floodwaters had swamped
some of the Clark Bridge
linking the city to West Al-
ton, halting traffic.
Yet there was reason for
optimism: The National
Weather Service as of
Tuesday afternoon said
the river at Alton was ex-
pected to crest that eve-
ning, some 13 feet above
flood stage.
The worst was yet to
come south of St. Louis
near Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
where the riverwas to con-
tinue to swell higher until
reaching a peak Thursday
night, again some 13 feet
above flood stage.


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Sebelius won't intervene in girl's transplant case

The Associated Press

U.S. health secretary said
she won't intervene in an
"incredibly agonizing"
transplant decision about
a dying Pennsylvania girl,
noting that three other
children in the same hos-
pital are just as sick.
Health and Human Ser-
vices Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius told a congres-
sional panel Tuesday that
medical experts should
make those decisions.
However, relatives of 10-
year-old Sarah Murnaghan
said Sebelius' remarks con-
fused them because they
want a policy change for
all pre-adolescent children
awaiting lung transplants,
not just Sarah.
The Newtown Square girl
has been hospitalized at
Children's Hospital of Phil-
adelphia for three months
with end-stage cystic fi-
brosis and is on a ventila-
tor. Her family wants chil-
dren younger than 12 to
be eligible for adult lungs.

Sarah Murnaghan (center) celebrates the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of
Philadelphia with her father, Fran, and mother, Janet.
because so few pediatric ages 8 to 11 to the adult and it has to be studied,"
lungs are available. waiting list, which has Ruddock said Tuesday
Under current policy, more than 1,600 people Sebelius has called for a
only patients 12 and over on it, according to Sharon review of pediatric trans-
can join the list. But Sarah's Ruddock, Sarah's aunt. plant policies, but the Mur-
transplant doctors say she "One moment they say naghans say Sarah doesn't
is medically eligible for an we're asking for an excep- have time for that.
adult lung. tion for Sarah. The next "I'm begging you. .. She
The change would add moment they say we're ask- has three to five weeks to
perhaps 20 children from ing for sweeping changes live. Please suspend the

rides," Rep. Lou Barletta,
R-Pa., urged Sebelius at
a House Education and
the Workforce Committee
hearing on her depart-
ment's budget.
Sebelius conceded the
case was an "incredibly
agonizing situation" but
said many complex factors
go into the transplant-list
Researchers have less
data on lung transplants in
pre-adolescents because
only about 20 a year are
done. And young children
suffer from different lung
diseases, making it harder
to weigh their risk versus
their chance of surviving
a transplant, according to
a letter to Sebelius from
Dr. John P. Roberts, presi-
dent of the Organ Procure-
ment and Transplantation
Amid, concerns about
the higher mortality rate
in pediatric patients wait-
ing for lung transplants,
the network has tweaked
its policies in recent years,
Roberts said. The new rules

give the younger children
priority over adults when
adolescent lungs become
available and give the sick-
est children priority in a
1,000-mile radius, a broad-
er range than used in the
adult system, he said in the
letter, which was shared by
the office of Rep. Patrick
Meehan, R-Pa.
Meehan, in a letter to
Sebelius, said Sarah's doc-
tors are confident they can
perform a successful trans-
plant on her. And he said
she would jump to the top
of the adult list if placed
there, given the stage of
her disease.
Ruddock, the aunt, called
it "a question of morality"
that children get a place ih
the adult line, given that
a far higher percentage of
children die waiting for
pediatric lungs than do
adults on that waiting list.
"Do you put them at the
back of the line if you're
not sure how to measure-
(their potential outcome)?
Or do you put them in the
line?" she said.

Judge accepts insanity plea

in Colo. shooting case

The Associated Press

-A judge accepted James
Holmes' long-awaited
plea of not guilty by rea-
son of insanity Tuesday
and ordered him to un-
dergo a mental evaluation
- an examination that
could be a decisive factor
in whether the Colorado
theater shooting suspect
is convicted and sen-
tenced to die.
The judge also granted
prosecutors access to a
hotly contested notebook
that Holmes sent to a psy-
chiatrist shortly before the
July 20 rampage, which
left 12 people dead and 70
injured in a bloody, bullet-
riddled movie theater in
suburban Denver.
Taken together, the three
developments marked a
major step forward in the
10-month-old case, which
at times has inched along
through thickets of legal
arguments or veered off
on tangents.
Holmes faces more than
160 counts of murder and
attempted murder, and
prosecutors are seeking
the death penalty.
He will nowbe examined
by the Colorado Mental
Health Institute in Pueblo,
but it's not certain when
the evaluation will begin
or how long it will take.
Hospital officials have
said that before they meet
with Holmes, they want
to review evidence in the

Defense Attorney Daniel King (right) and Aurora theater
shooting suspect James Holmes review advisement
documents in court in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday.

case, which prosecutors
said totals nearly 40,000
Judge Carlos Samour Jr.
set a tentative date of Aug.
2 for the exam to be com-
plete but said he would
push that back if hospi-
tal officials request more
time. Samour indicated he
still hopes to begin Holm-
es' trial in February.,
Holmes, 25, shuffled into
court with Hiis wrists and
ankles shackled, wearing
a long, bushy beard and
dark, curly hair that was
slicked back.
Samour read Holmes
a five-page list of conse-
quences of the insanity
plea and asked if he had
any questions.
"No," Holmes answered
in a clear, firm voice. It

was only the second time
since his arrest that he
has spoken in court, other
than occasional whis-
pered exchanges with his
The findings of the men-
tal evaluation will become
evidence in Homes' trial,
but they are not the final
word on whether he was
legally insane at the time
of the shootings. The ju-
rors will determine that.
If their verdict is not
guilty by reason of insanity,
Holmes would be commit-
ted to the Mental Health
Institute indefinitely
If their verdict is guilty,
jurors would then decide
whether Holmes will be
executed or spend the rest
of his life in prison without
the possibility of parole.


IRS officials got
luxury hotel rooms
ready heavily criticized
for targeting conservative
groups, the Internal Rev-
enue Service absorbed
another blow Tuesday
as new details emerged
about senior officials en-
joying luxury hotel rooms,
free drinks and free food
at a $4.1 million training
conference. It was one of
many expensive gather-
ings the agency held for
employees over a three-
year period.

One top official stayed
five nights in a room that
regularly goes for $3,500'a
night, and another stayed
four nights in a room that
regularly goes for $1,499.

Brass calls sexual
assault 'like a cancer'
senators dressed down
senior military leaders
Tuesday, led by female
lawmakers, combat vet-
erans and former pros-
ecutors who insisted that
sexual assault in the ranks
has cost the services the

trust and respect of the
American people as well
as the nation's men and
women in uniform.
Summoned to Capitol
Hill, Army Gen. Martin
Dempsey, the chairman
of theJoint Chiefs of Staff,
and the beribboned four-
star chiefs of the service
branches conceded in
an extraordinary hear-
ing that they had faltered
in dealing with sexual
assault. One said assaults
were "like a cancer" in the

From wire reports

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md. on Tuesday before
the second day of his court-martial. Manning is charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by
sending troves of classified material to WikiLeaks. He faces up to life in prison.

Hacker who told authorities

about Manning takes stand

The Associated Press

one-time computer hack-
er who told authorities Pfc.
Bradley Manning was giv-
ing information to WikiLe-.
aks testified Tuesday the
soldier never said he want-
ed to help the enemy dur-
ing their online chats.
Manning is on trial for
giving hundreds of thou-
sands of documents to
the secret-spilling web-
site WikiLeaks. He plead-
ed guilty to charges that
could bring 20 years be-
hind bars, but the military
has pressed ahead with
a court-martial on more
serious charges, includ-
ing aiding the enemy That
charge carries a potential
life sentence.
Adrian Lamo, a convict-
ed hacker, said he started
chatting online with Man-
ning on May 20, 2010, and
alerted law enforcement
the next day about the con-
tents of the soldier's mes-
sages, including his men-
tion of WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange. He said he
continued chatting with
Manning on and off for six
more days.
On cross-examina-
tion, Lamo said Manning
never told him he wanted
to help the enemy and

did not express disloyalty
to America.
"At any time, did Pfc.
Manning ever say he want-
ed to help the enemy?"
defense attorney David
Coombs said.
"Not in those words, no,"
Lamo said.
Prosecutors have said
they will show the 25-
year-old Army iftelli-
gence analyst effectively
put U.S. military secrets
into the hands of the en-
emy, including Osama
bin Laden. They said they
will present evidence that

bin Laden requested and
obtained from another al-
Qaida member including
the Afghanistan battlefield
reports and State Depart-
ment cables published by
His attorney has also said
Manning struggled pri-
vately with gender identity
early in his tour of duty,
when gays couldn't openly
serve in the military. Those
struggles led Manning to
"feel that he needed to
do something to make a
difference in this world,"
Coombs said.

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R.A. Griffin, 90, of Alford
died Tuesday, June 4, 2013
at Jackson Hospital.
Mr. Griffin was a native
and life long resident of
Jackson County, where he
was a mechanic and farm-
er. In 2010, he was honored
with the Jackson County
Farm Family of the Year
award. He was a member
of Alford Assembly of God
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Leo-
nard and Della Griffin, and
one daughter. Syble Mel-
He is survived by his wife
of almost 70 years, Ardella
M. Griffin of Alford; one
son Kenny Griffin and wife,
MaryNell of Alford; one
daughter, Judy Sanders
and husband, Mack of
Chipley; three sisters, Artha
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Dorothy Eldridge of Alford;
seven grandchildren and
14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
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at James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.
Burial will follow in Alford
Cemetery with James &
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From Page 1A

to take in."
He also suggested Ward read up
on laws that apply to decisions
made by the commission, espe-
cially the state's Sunshine Law.
Help with that will come through
a training course offered by the

Florida League of Cities later this
In addition to being sworn in for
another two-year term as com-
missioner Tuesday night, Dono-
fro was selected to serve a one-
year term as mayor, something
he's done several times in the
past. Williams returns to the com-
mission as well, and will serve as
mayor pro tern.
The role of mayor is a ceremo-

nial one, Donofro said, with re-
sponsibilities that include presid-
ing over commission meetings,
signing official documents and
attending ribbon cuttings and
similar events.
Asked why he keeps serving
on the commission, something
he's done since the early '90s, the
architect, Main Street and Tour-
ist Development Council chair,
church usher, husband and father

said it goes back to something he's
always said:
"You can make a difference in
your community, if you're active
in it."
Donofro, Ward and Williams sit
on the Marianna City Commis-
sion with John Roberts and Travis
Ephriam. Public meetings start at
6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each
month, at 2898 Green St., in Mari-
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the son of the U.S. secretary of transporta-
tion and 15 other Americans, to prison in a
case against foreign-funded pro-democracy

From Page 1A

be the only opportunity to get a full set in one
fell swoop, since all the Great Oaks ornaments
and several others sold out. A mass reissue of
all ist thnlikely due to the cost and because of
the dilltt. iIr that arose when the company
that made the first several ornaments went
out of business; some of the original tem-
plates were lost in tihe shuffle.
In her storage rummaging, I larkleroad also
located a 19th ornament, which was made for
East.er Seals at large. It features a Christmas
Palm. Harkleroad said the 19th ornament was
given to Century 21 when theTallahassee Eas-
ter Seals location closed and dispensed some
of its holdings to various supporters. While
that piece doesn't have any local points of in-
terest, it has its own special appeal it was
designed by artist Paul Brent.
Harkleroad is packaging the 18 local orna-
ments and the Nlih luni a package that will be
given away in a drawing on July 1. To be in the
running for the prize, a person must donate at
least $1 to, Easter Seals between now and Iuly

The ruling and heavy jail time of utip to five
years deepen worries over the operations of
non-governmpental organizations in Egypt
as parliament considers a bill proposed by
Islamist President Mohammed Morsi that
critics warn will profoundly restrict their

30 and enter his or her name/contact infor-
mation for the drawing.
The ornaments have been placed on a ta-
bletop tree for display at C21 Sunny South,
where the $1 donations can be made. Har-
kleroad said drawing sheets may be placed at
other locations around the county in the days
to come.
The ornament campaign began in 1996.
Harkleroad estimates thle monetary value of
the set at well beyond :'._'ii,. 'That, and the imr-
measurable sentimental value, she hopes will
lead to a donation frenzy this year and make
the recipient feel like it's (Christpnas in July.
Any business wishing to have a donor sheet
placed at its location can call I larkleroad at
526=2891. The money raised will go to Megan's
House in Albany, Ga., a facility where fam-
ily caretakers can leave their loved ones for a
few hours stay in order to have a short respite
from those iI,' pi'ii lii' and/or take care
of other business.
This is the full list of what will be going to
the donor whose name is drawn:
S1996: The Russ House in Marianna
S1997: The old Jackson County ( iili Ili1'iI.'e
in Marianna
1998: The Ely-Criglar I louse in Marianna

The verdict was strongly denounced by
the United States, with Secretary of State
John Kerry and a host of powerful lawmak-
ers expressing their outrage and berating the
trial and the verdict as politically motivated
and incompatible with Egypt's transition to
democratic rule.
From wire reports

and Great Oaks in Greenwood
)) 1999: Florida Caverns State Park north of
2000: The U.S. Post Office in Marianna
2001: St. Luke's Episcopal Church in
Also from 2001, a bonus: The Ornament of
Hope designed for the statewide Easter Seals
campaign by artist Paul Brent, featuring a
Christmas palmn but with no local landmarks.'
2002: The old Marianna High School
2003: The old Chipola Hotel in Marianna
) 2004: The First Presbyterian Church in
) 2005: The Marianna Woman's Club
) 2006:'The First Methodist Church in
) 2007: A paddlewheel boat that regularly
stopped at Neal's Landing in its heyday
2008: First Baptist Church in Marianna
2009: The James MacKinnon house in
2010: First Bank of Marianna
2011: Dilmnore's grist mill in Cottondale/Al-
ford area
)) 2012: The old White-Stone Hotel in

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Partners for Pets in Marianna recently received a donation of pet supplies collected by Little
Miss Springtime, Julianna Bellamy. Bellamy (left), her mother and twin brother Nicholas
delivered the supplies. Bellamy spent several weekends in front of Winn Dixie and Tractor
Supply in Marianna collecting money to buy donations for the animals at the shelter. Partners
for Pets is appreciative to 6-year-old Bellamy for the fantastic job she has done in collecting
the much-needed pet supplies.

James Sikes
M A D O C A, i E ,, - iAP



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with Evangel
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to the Galapagos
Islands. While
there, they
provided needed
medical care to
the residents
as well as
outreach. Dr.
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introduced by
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Center Pastor
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Turkish gov't offers apology as protests continue

The A'.calidl fih ',,

ANKARA, Turkey li--,- .
deputy prime minister olfered
an apology T'uesday for the gov-
ernment's violent crackdown
on an environmental protest,
a calculited bid to ease days of
anti-government rallies in the
country's major cities.
The message was a bit mixed,
however, as hundreds of riot
police deployed with water can-
nons around tile prime minis-
ter's office in Ankana, the capital.
Bulent Arhnc, who is standing
in for iihi prime minister while
he is out of the country, said
the crackdown was '" nit ig and
"In !lmtl lir~i 'l iIII'"I I acliOl,
the excessive violence exerted'
on people who were 11iini. out
of env'irontlttmtl Clonce'rtnts was
wrong and t.i,1ii .i." Ahinc said, "I
apologize to those cillizems."
Yet the finmpact of Ils slaelieinol
was utncleat'r, ti'1ii Minisler lt.
cep l.ivip I ,dhijii, who Is vis-
iting Morocco, Algeria and* 'hl
nisia, has underttmied itrevious
statements by his mirifisters and
has dismissed the protesters as a
fringe minoriity stirred utp by the
Tens of thousands of in,'.ll
secular-minded i In have
joined anti-government ral-
lies since Friday, when police
1I.011 ._1 0 h I,,] r-d,.v' lI ,dt g. i1n1-

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People gather during a protest at Taksim square in Istanbul on Tuesday.

a peaceful sit-ininp"iI .I i ,II; plans
to tiproot trees in Istantbul's InIaI
Taksiii Square, Since then, the
demonstrations have spiraled
l l(o ] n l.io 'S b i i'.ll",l J li 'l- \
erlltIetl tdislturbatnces in years.
lite laitii'i,, night, thousands
of peol)leC were deinonstrat
hi; i tihe square. Many of ithe
st reels leading into it have been
blocked by ihariical('s that pro-
lesters have built of overturned
duilnpsters, inetal railings and
d.iim I.ii'.il' vehicles to keep police
At one point, near the (;ermnan
Consulate, police fired tear gas
at several hundred protesters
who were throwing bricks at the
A 22-year-old man died during

an anti-government protest in
a city near Turkey's border with
Syria, and officials gave conflict
ing reports on what caused his
Police have been accused of
using disproportionate force in
trying to break utip demonstra
tions. In a boisterous debate
in Parliament, Interior Minis-
ter Muammer Guler defended
police officers' use of tear gas
against demonstrators trying to
reach government buildings.
"Should we have allowed them
to march and take over Parlia-
ment?" he asked. "We do not
have the luxury to allow illegal
acts and will never have that
Arinc said he had no available

iifoliatiori aiboiit reports that
StOli ,,,Ih r' had erased or painted
fi'r tioltlh'r'. on their helmets
+io people 'ojild riot report them
it ilif v(Vetit of abuse,
(fuhrI, tfihe i ti riol minister,
Nuild prowte'stl:e had destroyed
C(-(I"V l oreras' arfolld ''aksim,
;id the v;ij(idal,nj would make
it li;i;iotr hfr the government to
detfct hibu'ye hy police and iden-
tify perpetra lotI,
/I.' Mii i .I lurian /'i;f' ,As-
viciation r aid k ; u ';n ', peo-
pie mi.iii.' ihl wfere detained
,iii i lfoLur d&ay' of protests,
although most him vefice; been
if-e'fAsd. At Jeas.t I 'fil people
were injured, the i;i'"1ip said, al-
til,,iiil t siJd lthe number could
be higher.
j'..i. have been directed at
wfiat clitirs 'ay is lirdogan's ag-
giressive and authoritarian style
of governing. Many accuse him
of forcing his conservative, reli-
gious outlook on citizens', lives
in this mainly Muslim but secu-
lar nation. Erdogan rejects the
accusations, says he respects all
Arinc said the government was
"sensitive" to the demands of the
largely urban, pro-secular sec-
tion of society that had not voted
for Erdogan's Islamic-rooted
"I would like to express this in
all sincerity: everyone's lifestyle
is important to us and we are

sensitive to them," he said.
There were several other ef-
forts to ease tensions.
Sirri Sureyya Onder, legislator
from a Kurdish party who be-
came a hero to many for stand-
ing in front of bulldozers to pre-
vent the destruction of trees in
Istanbul's Taksim square, called
on demonstrators to continue
protests in a more festival-like
The state-run Anadolu Agency
said police in Antalya, on the
'.I,.,iiiu.r ',_ii;n coast, handed
over carnations and roses to a
group of protesters.
Both Onder and Arinc spoke
after a meeting with President
Abdullah Gul who, contrary to
Erdogan, has praised the mostly
peaceful protesters as 'express-
ing their democratic rights.
Gul and Erdogan could face off
next year in Turkey's presidential
The Hatay province governor's
office initially said the man who
died, Abdullah Comert, was shot
Monday during a demonstration
in the city of Antakya. It back-
tracked after Hatay's chief pros-
ecuitor's office said an autopsy
showed Comnert had received a
blow to the head and there was
no trace of a gunshot wound.
Arinc said the government was
taking "all measures" to ensure
that similar "bad incidents" were
not repeated.

France, Britain confirm use of sarin gas in Syria

The Associated Press

PARIS France said
jnuc-seda it has confirmed
that the nerve gas sarin
was used "multiple times
and in a localized way" in
Syria, including at least
once by the regime. It was
the most specific claim by
any ,'.'..terri power about
chemical weapons at-
tacks in the 27-month-old
Britain later said that
tests it conducted on sam-
ples taken from Syria also
were positive for sarin.
The back-to-back an-
nouncements left many
questions unanswered,
highlighting the difficul-
ties of oontitliiig from a
izitance whether combat-
ants in Syria have crossed
the 'red line" set by Presi-
dent Barack Obama. The
.eg-r.ex of Syrian President
Bashar Assad has refused
to allow U.N. investigators
into the country.
The French and British
findings. based on samples
taken from Syria, came
hours after a U.N. team
said it had "reasonable
grounds" to suspect small-
scale'use of toxic chemi-
cals in at least four attacks
in March and April.
The U.N. probe was
conducted from outside

Syria's borders, based on
interviews with doctors
and witnesses o'f purport-
ed attacks and a review of
amateur videos from Syria.
The team said solid evi-
dence will remain elusive
until inspectors, can col-
lect samples from victims
directly or from the sites of
alleged attacks.
Some experts cautioned
that the type of evidence
currently available to inves-
tigators videos, witness
reports and physiological
samples of uncertain ori-
gin leaves wide doubts.
At the same time, fo-
rensic evidence of alleged
chemical weapons use is
fading away with time, and
the longer U.N. inspec-
tors are kept out of Syria,
the harder it will be to col-
lect conclusive proof, they
Syria is suspected .of
having one of the world's
largest chemical weapons
arsenals, including mus-
tard and nerve gas, such as
sarin. In recent weeks, the
regime and those trying to
topple Assad have increas-
ingly used accusations of
chemical weapons as a
propaganda tool, but have
offered no solid proof.
In the West, meanwhile,
the lack of certainty about
such allegations is linked

to a high stakes political
debate over whether the
-U.S. should get more in-
volved in the Syria conflict,
including by arming those
fighting Assad.
Obama has been reluc-
tant to send weapons to
the Syrian rebels, in part
because of the presence of
Islamic militants among
them. Obama has warned
that the use of chemical
weapons or their transfer
to a terrorist group would
cross a "red line," hinting
at forceful intervention in
such an event.
Yet he has insisted on a
high level of proof, includ-
ing a "chain of custody,"
that can only come from
on-site investigations cur-
rently being blocked by the
In Tuesday's announce-
ment about sarin, French
Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius said his govern-
ment had analyzed several
samples, including some
brought back from Syria
by reporters from the Le
Monde newspaper.
He said that there was
"no doubt" that at least in
one case, the regime and
its allies were responsible
for the attack. "We have
integrally traced the chain,
from the attack, to the mo-
ment people were killed,




to when the samples were
taken and analyzed," Fa-
bius told the TV station
France 2.
He said a line was crossed
and that "all options are on
the table," including inter-
vening "militarily where
the gas is produced or
In London, Britain's For-
eign Office said samples
from Syria were tested at
a government laboratory
and the presence of sarin
.was confirmed.
Britain has evidence sug-
gesting a number of differ-
ent chemical agents have
been used, said Britain's
ambassador to the United
Nations, Mark Lyall Grant.

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Sneads rallies past Port St. Joe

in summer league contest

Sneads' Alfonso Brown goes up against Port St. Joe
Tuesday afternoon during Summer League Basketball.


The Sneads Pirates opened
up summer league action at
Marianna High School with
a 29-28 victory over the Port
St. Joe Sharks onTuesday af-
ternoon, rallying from a 10-
point second half deficit.
Port St. Joe got out to a
fast start thanks largely to a
hot shooting display by ris-
ing Sharks freshman Jaco-
rian Galloway, who knocked
down four three-pointers in
the first half.
Galloway hit three of his
long range jumpers as part

of a 13-0 first-half run, with
the last triple putting Port
St. Joe up 16-6 with 1:55 left
until halftime.
The score was 16-8 at
halftime, with a quick Port
St. Joe bucket to start the
second half pushing the ad-
vantage to double, digits.
But the Pirates climbed'
back into the game with a
7-0 run capped with a three
by Antwan Durn before Cal-
loway broke up the run with
his fifth three-pointer of the
Darius Williams then fol-
lowed with five quick points
for Sneads to cut it to one,

with another bucket by Wil-
liams and a free throw by
Alfonso Brown capping an
11-0 spurt to put the Pirates
ahead 26-21.
An offensive rebound and
put-back by Port St. Joe cut
the deficit to two at 27-23
with 12.3 seconds to play,
but Williams knocked in
two free throws with 10.9
seconds left to put the game
out of reach.
Williams finished with 11
points to lead Sneads, while
Galloway's 15' points topped
the Sharks in scoring.
Pirates coach Andy Ward
said after the game that it

was his team's defense that
helped it overcome the slow
offensive start.
"We weren't able to 'get
into much of an offense ear-
ly on and that gave us some
trouble in the first half," he
said. "We picked them up
with a full court trap (in
the second half) and tried
to speed the tempo up and
get in transition. We were
able to get some turnovers
and some easy baskets off
of that."
Sneads will next play June
13 at Marianna High School
against Bay High and

Sports Briefs

Marianna Summer
League Basketball
Tuesday- Sneads vs. Port
St. Joe, 4 p.m.; Graceville vs.
Sneads, 5 p.m.; Port St. Joe vs.
Bay, 6 p.m.; Bay vs. Gracev-
ille, 7 p.m.
Thutrsday- Bainbridge vs.
Mosley, 4 p.m.; Marianna vs.
Blountstown, 5 p.m.; Mos-
ley vs. Blountstown, 6 p.m.;
Bainbridge vs. Marianna, 7

Chipola Team Basket-
ball Camp
Chipola College and Mari-
anna High School will host
the Chipola Team Camp for
boys basketball this weekend,
with games running Friday
and Saturday.
Friday's games begin at
8 a.m., with the last games
starting at 4 p.m., while
Saturday's games begin at 9
a.m., with the last game start-
ing a 5 p.m. at Chipola.
Malone, Cottondale,
Graceville, and Marianna will
participate, as well as Chipley

Chipola Baseball Camps
Chipola baseball coach
JeffJohnson will offer three
camps: a pitching camp that
will meetJune 10-11, a hit-
ting camp June 12-13, and a
skills camp June 17-18.
"l he camps are for ages 7-18
and all cost $100, though a
Grand Slam Special rate for
all three camps is $250.
All baseball camps meet
from 9 a.m. to noon.
, For more information,
contact Chipola assistant
coach Chris Hutcheson at

Chipola Softball Camps
Chipola softball coaches
Jimmy and Belinda Hen-
drix will otfer a skills camp
on June 17-18 and a hitting
camp June 19 at Chipola
The camps are for all ages
and both will run from 1 p.m.
to 4p.m., with a $100 cost
for the hitting camp, $50 for
the skills camp, and $135 for
Campers should bring a
glove, a bat, tennis shoes,
and dcleals. For more infor-
mation, call 850-718-2358.

Children's Swimming
Chipola College will offer
children's swimming lessons
for ages 4 and up as sched-
uled on the following dates:
Session 2: June 17-27 with a
deadline of June 13.
Classes are available at 10
a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions in-
clude eight 45-minute classes
which meet Monday through
Thursday for two weeks.
Cost of regular swimming
lessons is $55. Pre-registra-
tion is required with a $ late
registration fee. For more
information, call 718-2473 or
visit www.chipola.edil.

See BRIEFS, Page 2B

Graceville's Jalin Lawson shoots for two against Sneads Tuesday afternoon during a Summer
League game.

Machinu ,PiloI .Itiaseb? ll

Graceville, Marianna

All Stars advance


The Graceville Machine
Pitch All Stars moved one step
closer to a district champi-
onship when they defeated
Holmes County 19-12 in the
District 3 Machine Pitch Tour-
nament in Bonifay on Mon-
day night.
It was the second straight
win without a loss in the tour-
ney for the Graceville All Stars,
who beat Marianna 14-8 in
Friday night's opening round.
Graceville jumped on the
host team Holmes County
right from the start Monday
night, scoring the maximum
seven runs in the top of the
first inning.
The Graceville All Stars add-
ed two more runs in the top of
the second to go up 9-1, but
Holmes County responded in
the bottom of the fourth with
four runs to trim the deficit to

Itwas 15-12 through five in-
nings before Graceville blew
the game open with four runs
in the sixth to take a seven-run
lead, with Marianna unable to
get a run across in the bottom
of the frame.
"We played pretty well. The
boys hit the ball real well, and
our infield played real good
defense," Graceville coach
Rod Adams said of his team.
However, despite Monday's
win, Graceville still had to
play Holmes County again on
Tuesday night due to already
getting a bye after Friday's
With a win, Graceville
would've eliminated Hol-
mes County and advanced
to today's title round, with a
loss giving all three remaining
teams one loss each.
In that case, there would be
a coin toss between Gracev-
ille and Holmes County to

See ALL STARS, Page 4B

Pirates outlast

Tigers in

double OT

The Sneads Pirates capped off a 2-0
start to the summer season with a 40-
36 double overtime victory over the
Graceville Tigers on Tuesday afternoon
at Marianna High School.
Sneads opened the day with a 29-28
win over Port St. Joe and followed that
win by outlasting the Tigers after two
extra sessions.
Darius Williams scored 14 points to
lead the Pirates, while Dustin Pittman
added 10 points, and Alfonso Brown
Marquavious Johnson led Graceville
in scoring with 13 points, while Jalin
Lawson and Derek White scored eight
points each.
Sneads led 17-13 at halftime, with a
basket and a three-pointer by Pittman
extending the Pirates' lead to 22-15 ear-
ly in the second half.
Johnson answered back with con-
secutive triples to cut the margin back
to one, and then made a free throw to
put Tigers up 26-24 with 6:30 left in
Brown put the Pirates back up 32-30
with a steal and basket with 2:13 on the
clock, but Johnson tied it back up with
1:52, with a last-second three-point at-
tempt by Graceville missing with 0.7
seconds to play.
Four points byWhite in the first over-
time put the Tigers up 36-34 with nine
seconds left, but an offensive rebound
See SNEADS, Page 2B



P acey Williams heads for second during Mlarian-
na's game against Cottondale during the District
3 Machine Pitch All-Star Tournament in Bonifay.
Marianna won in three innings. They will square off
against Graceville or Holmes County in the champion-
ship game tonight at 6 p.m. I



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private, but eVOi n dur-
ing iin Nl.\ P-inols loaded
with sliar power the "Big
Three" from Miamni, the
"Big 'Three" froin San An-
tonio, a four -ime MVP in
LeBron lames, a four-time
champion in Tim Duncan
- the coaches will share
misery in one way.
To their chagrin, Spo
and Pop will be in, the
"It's easier to talk about
how they are similar ver-
sus how they are dissimi-
lar," said ESPN analyst
Jeff Van Gundy, a former
NBA coach who is part of
the broadcast team for the
series that opens 'Thurs-
day in Miami. "They are
both going to the Hall of
Fame. They both have
tremendous respect from
the coaches they coach
against, and they both
have a level of humility
that I believe shows NBA
coaching in the most posi-
tive light possible."
Spoelstra is in the finals
for the third straight year
and is looking for a second
consecutive champion-
ship. Popovich is going for
his fifth title, the last of the
ones currently in his col-
lection coming over James
and the Cleveland Cava-
liers in 2007, and could
join Phil lackson as the
only coaches to win cham-
pionships in three differ-
ent decades,
So far, only Jackson, Red
Auerbach. Johnm Kundla
and Pat Riley-- Spoelstra's
mentor and boss in Miami
-have five rings as a head
"Maybe I don't show it
the way I should, but it's
pretty special," Popovich
said, in a rare moment of
near-sheepishness, after
his team beat Memphis
and'won the West tide for
a fifth time. "I'm just re-
ally proud of the group
the way they worked all

From Page 1B
Marianna Swim Team
The Marianna Swimn
Team is a local, recre-
ational swim team for
boys and girls ages 4-18.
Practices are held from 5
p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday
through Thursday through
August at Chipola College

From Page 1B

and put-back by Williams
following a driving attempt
by Brown tying it utip with
1.4 seconds on the clock.
A driving bucket by Wil-
liams with 41.5 seconds
left in the second overtime
put the Pirates uip for good,.
with a late free throw by
Devonte Green putting the'
game away.
Despite the two wins for

San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (left) and Miami's Erik Spolestra have both made unpopular decisions that worked out in the long run for their teams. The Spurs
and Heat will meet in the NBA Finals starting on Thursday.

year long to get there, and
I'm sure that we've been a
team that's probably been
written off like they've had
their day."
Spoelstra took over for
Riley five seasons ago, has
won neatrl twice as man\
games as he's lost, and
has endured a constant
circus of distractions ever
since the tHeat acquired
lames and Chris Bosh to
play alongside Dwyane
Wade in 2010. San Antonio
hasn't had anywhere near
that sort of scrutiny; being
in a smaller market helps
keep the level of attention
By now, Spoelstra doesn't
even notice what he calls
"the noise." Even in the din
of an Eastern Conference
championship celebration
on Monday night ac-
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presentation ceremony -
Spoelstra found his mind
drifting away from the

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sail that his team had the
look of a club with slill a
lot of work left to do this
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Pacers and onto the next
challenge, this duel with
the Spurs for the NBA title.
"It's one ot those fewv
times in competitive team
sports you're not thinking
about tomorrow,' yOu're
not thinking about the
previous games, you're not
thinking about what pos-
sibly may happen, you're
not thinking about the re-
ward. All you're thinking
about is the desperation of
that moment," Spoelstra
said. "That's a great place
to live."
And then...
"It probably hit me right
about then, and it was
the 'ohh' type moment,"
Spoelstra said. "We have to
get our act together in the
next 48 hours.... They are a
great organization. 1 think
the two organizations from
afar have always respected
each other for similar
foundations and culture."

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"But overall I was pleased
with the effort. 1 guess
for only having practiced

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quote about a' stonecut-
ter for the Spurs, a replica
of the championship tro-
phy with the words "All
In" emblazoned on it for
the Heat. Both believe in
loyalty, proven by the fact
neither has changed work
addresses in nearly two
MNlaybe they're not so dif-
ferent after all.
"Both sides have great
coaches. A great coaching
staff," Wade said. "They're
going to get their team pre-
pared as well as they can.
Obviously San Antonio has
a system. Obviously they
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featured in the system, that
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many years for them.
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There may be no coach
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open disdain for in-game
interviews, the ones taking
place at the end of the first
and third quarters of na-
tionally televised games.
than Popovich.
It's not, personal. He'd
simply rather coach than
"He says what he needs
to say anda he gets out,"
Duncan said. "So I guess
I've learned that much. ...
I think it's hilarious. I think
it's awesome. As 1 said, he's
direct. He says what lihe
needs to say and he gets
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that time and again. In
these playoffs alone, some
of his interview highlights
included calling half-se-
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vorite part of the gameday
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media more, though it's
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innermost thinking or
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revealed any facet of his
personal life. And just this
week, when asked about
how many hours coaches
log in the playoffs, hie had
a two-word answer.
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Sisk embodies US Open's nature

The Associated Press

Geoffrey Sisk is going back to
the U.S. Open, an example of
why this major championship
truly is open to one and all.
In what looked like a mara-
thon and felt like a sprint, the
48-year-old New Englander
went from being a long shot to
assuring himself of a tee time at
the U.S. Open in just 20 days.
Sisk was among 18 players
the smallest group in more
than a decade who made
it through 18 holes of local
qualifying and then 36 holes of
sectional qualifying to join Tiger
Woods, Rory Mcllroy and the
rest of the stars at Merion next
week for toughest test in golf.
The hard part for Sisk was just
getting there. And it gets even
more impressive.
This was the sixth time he has
gone through both stages to
qualify for the U.S. Open.
"I wish I wouldn't have, to
be honest with you," Sisk said
while waiting to catch a train
from NewYork to Boston.
The chuckle made it clear
that he was actually glad that
he paid the $150 fee to enter
America's national champion-
ship. But it was another remind-
er how maddening this game
can be.
Sisk has been a pro for 25
years. He made it to the PGA
Tour only one time, for the 1999
season. He has been around
long enough to have started on
the tour's developmental circuit
when it was known as the Ho-
gan Tour.
"There's'part of me that says,
'This is great,'" Sisk said. "The
flip side is that if I can do this
now I performed well why
can't I do this on the other
levels? I'm my own worst enemy
sometimes. But I just try to do
the best I can."
There are other stories like
Sisk's, as always.
Mackenzie Hughes didn't
make it out of local qualifying
- he was the first alternate. But

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Open Championship in Bethesda, Md.

a spot opened up for him at Old
Warson in St. Louis, where he
was among 42 players compet-
ing for two spots. Hughes went
72-70 and earned the final spot
in a playoff. He was so flustered
that, when interviewed by Golf
Channel after his round, he
forgot which state Merion was
located. He was on his way to
Vancouver to play before the
U.S. Open. Let's hope he finds
his way.

Wil Collins and Ryan Nelson
made it through both stages for
the second time.
But six times?
"1 think after going to Shin-
necock (in 1995 and 2004) and
Oakmont (in 2007), I thought
these golf courses were too
tough for me," Sisk said. "This
year, I don't have any status on
any tour. I'm not playing a lot
of tournaments. So I spent the
$150 to add a tournament to

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my very limited schedule. And I
added a big one."
Sisk shot a 68 at Pinehills Golf
Club in Plymouth, Mass., to
grab one of the five spots at his
local qualifier. He signed up for
the New York sectional because
it was the closest one to home,
and he had rounds of 68-69 at
Old Oaks and Century to share
medalist honors, making it with
two shots to spare.
Most of his U.S. Open memo-
ries are from Shinnecock Hills,
where he made his U.S. Open
debut the year before Woods
turned pro. He had played some
in South Africa and remem-
bered the tall, athletic kid with
an easy swing. So when he saw
Ernie Els in the hotel lobby
Els was the defending cham-
pion that year he asked for a
practice round.
"I'd had a few cocktails, I
asked him and he said, 'Sure,
why don't we play.' Mark Mc-
Nulty was going to join us," Sisk
said. "I'm not the putting green,
and Ernie says, 'Sisky, you
ready?' I said, 'Where's Mark?'
And he said he wasn't there,
along with a few choice words,
and we were ready Back then,
I knew nothing about the U.S.
Open. They had a starter on the
tee who said, 'Now teeing off,
Geoffrey Sisk and Ernie Els, the
1994 champion.
"All of a sudden it goes from
two people around us to about
200 on the first tee," he said. "I'd
never played before so many
people in my life."
He made it back to Shin-
necock in 2004 after both stages
of qualifying and was enjoying
one of his best Opens, just 5-

over going into the final round.
That's the year the course got
away from the USGA, par-
ticularly the green on the par-3
seventh hole.
"I remember hearing a rumor
that Kevin Stadler had lipped
out a par putt from 2 feet on
No. 7 and his ball went into a"
bunker," Sisk said. "I hit a per-
fect shot that landed on a ledge
and stayed on a ledge. A foot
shorter, a foot longer, it would
have been dead. I two-putted
and never smiled so much over
a par. I think I had four or five
birdies that day and still shot
His next U.S. Open adventure
could be a homecoming of sorts
for Sisk, who played college golf
at Temple until he graduated in
1987. But he doesn't see it that
way. It was just anothertourna-
ment to add to his schedule,
another chance to test himself
in a championship where he
plays his best just to get in.
How many more times will he
try? Perhaps a more significant
question is what keeps a guy go-
ing when he's 48 and had made.
to the big leagues just once?
"I always said I would stop
playing competitive golf when I
did the best I could and things
were going backward," he said.
The next stop is Merion,
though he wasn't in a huge rush
to get there. Keegan Bradley, the
former PGA champion and an-
other New Englander, sent him
a text of congratulations and
invited him to fill out a group.
Sunday that includes Rickie
While he made it back to the'
U.S. Open, Sisk knows it will
be even tougher the next time.
Only five years ago, more than
30 players made it through local
and sectional. But golf is getting
younger, deeper.
"Without a doubt, local quali-
fying is not easy nowadaA," he
Nonetheless, it still has room
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DANGER U DEA Jones was once football's

DANGEROUS DEACON most feared sackmaster

The Associated Press

His nickname belied his
calling. David, "Deacon"
Jones was the most feared
member of the Fearsome
Foursome, the original
Reggie White, Bruce
Smith, Lawrence Taylor
they all followed the
lead set by Jones, who died
- Monday at 74.
"Deacon Jones was one
of the greatest players in
NFL history. Off the field,
he was a true giant," said
Redskins general manager
Bruce Allen, whose father,
George, coached Jones
with the Los Angeles Rams.
"His passion and spirit will
continue to inspire those
who knew him. He was a
cherished member of the
Allen family and I will al-
ways consider him my big
Not only was Jones the
main practitioner of the
sack in his 14 pro seasons,
he coined the term. He
once compared bringing
down quarterbacks to hog-
tying them in a sack. He
was smiling when he said
Yet Jones never got the
statistical credit for all
those QB knockdowns;
sacks didn't become an of-
ficial statistic in the NFL

Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones presents the late coach George Allen for enshrinement
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jones passed away on Monday at the age of

until 1982.
Jones retired after the
1974 season, having played
11 years with the Rams, two
with the Chargers and one
with the Redskins. Rams
stats show Jones with 159
1/2 sacks for them and
173 1/2 for his career all
unofficial, of course. Jones
also was one of the most
durable players, missing
just five games in his pro
He entered the Pro Foot-
ball Hall of Fame in 1980.

"He was an icon among
the icons," Commissioner
Roger Goodell said. "Even
with his fellow Hall of Fam-
ers, Deacon Jones held
a special status. He was
a hard-charging football
player and the original
sack artist who coined the
term. He is warmly regard-
ed by his peers not only as
one of the greatest players
in NFL history, but also for
his tremendous influence
and sense of humor."
Jones was held in such

high esteem that when he
made the league's 75th an-
niversary all-time squad,
it prompted former team-
mate and fellow Hall of
Famier lack Youngblood
to say: "Deacon Jones has
been the most inspiration-
al person in my football
That sort of praise was
typical for Jones, the anchor
of the Fearsome Foursome.
Jones made the Pro Bowl
every year from 1964-70
and played in eight overall.

He combined with Hall of
Famer Merlin Olsen, Rosey
Grier and Lamar Lundy
on a defensive line that at
times was unblockable.
Olsen died in 20,10 at 69
and Lundy died in 2007
at 71. Grier, 80, is the only
surviving member of the
Fearsome Foursome.
George Allen, who
coached the Fearsome
Foursome, called Jones the
"greatest defensive end of
modern football." The Al-
len family had Jones pres-
ent George Allen for his
Hall of Fame induction in
2002, yet another exam-
ple of the regard in which
Jones was held.
"Not only to coin the
term sack, but just his per-
sonality of being a defen-
sive lineman; his charisma
and his presence," Smith,
the career sacks leader by
official count with 200,
told NFL Network. "When
he walked into the room,
he commanded respect,
whether it was on the play-
ing field or his choice of
words. This is going to be
a great loss for all of the
football nation, the fans
and particularly those
who loved him dearly like
After he retired, Jones
appeared in some TV com-
mercials and later began an

eponymous foundation in
Anaheim Hills, Calif., that
encourages youngsters
from inner-city schools to
become leaders in their
The Redskins said Jones
died of natural causes. In
2009, he t6ld the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch he had un-
dergone lung surgery and
received a pacemaker.'
That year, the Rams retired
his jersey number, 75.
As for that nickname,
well, when Jones joined
the Rams out of Missis-
sippi Valley State as a 14th-
round draft pick in 1961,
he wanted to make himself
memorable. Eventually,
he'd do so every game on
the field, terrorizing block-
ers, runners and passers.
At first, though, he be-
lieved he needed to stand
out on the roster.
"No one would remem-
ber a player named Da-
vid Jones there are a
thousand David Joneses
in the phone book," he
said. "I picked out Deacon
because it has a religious
connotation and it would
be remembered in the
violent pro football world.
When the Rams sent out
my player questionnaire, I
simply listed my name as
Deacon Jones. From then
on, that's what I was."

Bruins return home with-chance to sweep Pens

The Associated Press

BOSTON Sidney Cros-
by and the potent Penguins
have teen punchless.
Pittsburgh led the NHL
in scoring in the regular
season. It averaged 4.27
goals per game in the first
two rounds of the playoffs.
And it poured in 13 goals
in the last two games of
the Eastern Conference
Since then?
No addition necessary.
The Penguins have just
one goal in two losses on
their home ice to the Bos-
ton Bruins. To play there
again this season, they
must win Wednesday or
Friday and avoid what
seemed so improbable just
a few days ago being
swept in the best-of-seven
conference finals.
"Right now, we're not lik-
ing the picture, down ,0-2.
They're in control," Pen-
guins coach Dan Bylsma
said. "I don't think we're
frustrated by the fact that
we haven't scored as much
as (the fact that) they're
getting up leads, especially
in Game 2."
The Bruins won the
opener 3-0 but led just 1-
0 after two periods. The
second game was much
different. They rolled to a
4-1 lead after one period
and remained aggressive
in finishing off their 6-1
rout. The Penguins' effort
waned as the' game went
"I didn't do anything,
didn't change anything. It
felt like every time we had

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determine who would
advance to the champi-
onship round and who
would have to face Mari-
anna in an elimination
game today.
"It's always tough to beat

a puck. that was bounc-
ing, we ended up giving
it away," Crosby said. "We
gave them the game. We
didn't really do anything to
give ourselves a chance to
Combine that with the
Bruins' high level of play
- disciplined on defense,
organized on offense -
and the pre-series chatter
about the Penguins be-
ing favorites seems like so
much nonsense.
But any talk that Boston
will have an easy path to
the Stanley Cup finals is
just as premature.
"We're going to have to
play even better than we
did because they're going
to be desperate," Boston's
David Krejci said.
With a day off to ponder
their problems and work
at eliminating them, the
Penguins' offense could
"It's about what we do in
the next game," Boston de-
fenseman Andrew Ference
said, "not about patting
ourselves on the back for
what's already happened."
Winning the first two
games is a good start but
doesn't always lead to a
good ,finish. Both teams
have overcome 2-0 deficits
and gone on to win Stanley
In 2009, the Penguins
dropped two games at De-
troit by a combined score
of 6-2 then took four out
of five to clinch their first
championship since 1992.
In 2011, the Bruins lost
two games of the open-
ing round at home against

a good team twice," Adams
said of his team's rematch
with Holmes County. "But
I told the boys we just have
to play hard."
Marianna survived
Monday's action with a
three-inning, run-rule vic-
tory over Cottondale in an
elimination game to leave
the tourney with three re-
maining teams.

Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby tries gets a pass off in front of Boston's Andrew Ference during the
Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday in Pittsburgh.

Montreal, then won the
next two on the road and
captured the series on an
overtime goal in Game 7.
In the finals, they got off to
the same poor start, losing
two in Vancouver, but then
won their first title since
1972 with a 4-0 road win in
Game 7.
But in the previous sea-
son, the Bruins won the
first three games of the
Eastern semifinals over
Philadelphia then lost the
next four.
"We have a large group
of guys that have gone
through this and been
in that situation on both
sides of the coin," Ference
said. "You can really lean
on your past experience
and not just talk about
what could happen, be-
cause we've done it all.

In the event of a Gracev-
ille victory Tuiesday night,
Marianna would have to
defeat Graceville twice to
win the district, with the

I think with this team,
whether it's coming back
or having teams come
back on us, we've all seen
it together and we all know
certain lessons that we've
SThey've also seen how
powerful Pittsburgh's of-
fense can be. James Neal,
Chris Kunitz, Pascal Du-
puis and Crosby were
among the NHL's top 17
in goals per game this sea-
son. Crosby was the leader
in assists per game. And
Crosby and Kris Letang
were the top two in points
per game.
"You don't have a choice
but to respect that team
that you're playing against,
because they are a pretty
potent, team. Things can
change pretty quickly in
this game," Boston coach

first game coming tonight
at 6 p.m. and the second
if necessary matchup
coming Thursday night at
6 p.m.

Claude Julien said. "I don't
think there's any comfort
level in our team right
The Bruins have stymied
the Penguins' offense with
pressure the length of the
ice. A puck carrier gets past
one forward then must
contend with another,
then a defenseman and,
finally, Boston goaltender
Tuukka Rask.

"I -think it's pretty obvi-
ous that we have layers,"
Julien said. "Our guys are
committed to come back
and just making sure that
there's layer after layer that
make it hard for them to
get to our net."
It's been relatively easy
for the Bruins to get to the
Penguins' goal, whether
Tomas Vokoun or Marc-
Andre Fleury is trying to
protect it. Fleury replaced
Vokoun after Krejci, the
NHL postseason leading
scorer, gave Boston a 3-0
lead at 16:31 of the first
.Monday night.
"We gave up the first
goal both games and,'from
there, everyone is trying to
do it on their own," Vokoun
said, "it's just not going to
Bylsma hasn't said who
will start Wednesday.
"I think there's going to
be some changes to our
lineup," he said, "and some
of our combinations, our
All four lines have been
productive. The defensive
pairings have been strong.
And Rask has been out-
standing, stopping 55 of 56
shots in the series.

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Ex-Auburn player indicted in point-shaving scheme

The Associated Press

Former Auburn point
guard Varez Ward has been
arrested for allegedly try-
ing to fix games and offer-
ing money to teammates
to help during the 2011-12
U.S. Attorney George
Beck Jr. said that Ward
was arrested Monday on
counts of bribery relating
to a sports contest and con-
spiracy for allegedly trying
to fix the point spread for
the Tigers' game against
Arkansas on Jan. 25, 2012.
A federal grand jury in-
dictment last week of Ward
was unsealed Tuesday. The
one-page document did
not list alleged co-conspir-
ators but said the scheme
continued after that game.
leck said Ward offered to
pay teammates to partici-
pate in the point-shaving
scheme, which was inves-
tigated by the FBI and U.S.
Marshals Service.
No attorney for Ward was

Former Auburn guard Varez Ward (1) was charged with trying to fix the point spread for a game
against Arkansas in early 2012.

included in the filing, and
the number at the address
listed for the player was
disconnected. Clark Mor-
ris, a spokeswoman for the
U.S. attorney's office, said

Ward was released 'Tues-
day on $2,500 unsecured
bond and had his arraign-
ment set for Thursday in
Ward came off the bench

in the 56-53 loss to Arkan-
sas but crumpled to the
floor after playing only 19
seconds with an apparent
leg injury.
Auburn coach Tony Bar-

bee later said Ward took
a knee to the right leg he
had injured early in his
sophomore season with
Texas, when he ruptured
his quadriceps tendon on
'a dunk during pregame
warm-ups. Auburn still
covered the 9 1/2-point
spread, but prosecutors
said "Ward's scheme was
to make sure that Auburn
ultimately lost the basket-
ball game."
Ward could face up to five
years in prison if convicted
and be fined as much as
"Watching sports should
be entertaining," said
Beck, who praised Au-
burn for its cooperation.
"We want the outcome of
the game to be based on
talent and hard work, not
some off-field, back-room
deal. Fixing. games not
only hurts teammates, but
hurts the fans and all view-
ing public."
Ward was suspended be-
fore a Feb. 25, 2012 game,
also against Arkansas, and

didn't play for the Tigers
He was averaging 9.0
points a game and leading
the Tigers in assists.
"It is obviously an ex-
tremely serious situation
anytime allegations of
point shaving are made,"
Auburn athletic director
Jay Jacobs said in a state-
ment. "When this matter
was brought to our atten-
tion in 2012, Auburn im-
mediately reported what
we knew to the FBI, the
NCAA and the SEC. Since
this matter is a pending
criminal case, it is not ap-
propriate for us to make
any further comments."
In a 68-50 loss to Ala-
bama on Feb. 7, Ward'
scored three points and
had six turnovers while
playing 17 minutes. Vegas
Insider said Alabama was
favored by five points.
Ward was hot in a three-
game stretch in between
when he scored 53 points,
including 24 against Mis-
sissippi State.

Ohio State president Gordon Gee will retire on next month after his jabs at Notre Dame, Roman
Catholics and the Southeastern Conference drew heavy criticism.

OSU president to retire

after Notre Dame jabs

The Associated Press

Ohio State University
President Gordon Gee
abruptly announced his
retirement Tuesday after
he came under fire for jok-
ingly referring to "those
damn Catholics" at Notre
Pame and poking fun at
the academic quality of
other schools.
The remarks were first
reported last week by The
Associated Press, and Ohio
State at the time called
them unacceptable and
said it had placed Gee on
a "remediation plan" to
change his behavior.
Gee, 69, said in a telecon-
ference that the furor was
only part of his decision
to retire, which he said he
had been considering for
a while. He said his age
and the start of a long-
term planning process at
the university were also
"I live in turbulent times
and I've had a lot of head-
winds, and so almost ev-
ery occasion, I have just
moved on," he said. Gee
explained away the abrupt
timing by saying he was
"quirky as hell" and hated
long transitions.
According to a record-
ing of a Dec. 5 meeting
obtained by the AP under
a public records request,
Gee, a Mormon, said Notre
Dame was never invited
to join the Big Ten athletic
conference because "you
just can't trust those damn
'Gee also took shots at
schools in the Southeast-
ern Conference and the
University of Louisville, ac-
cording to the recording of
S the meeting of the school's
Athletic Council.
Gee apologized when the
comments were disclosed,
saying they were "a poor
attempt at humor and en-

Arkansas AD ,'troubled' by Gee's comments

The Associated Press

kansas athletic'director Jeff
Long didn't mince words
in his response to what he
Called "unfounded and slan-
derous remarks" by Ohio
State President Gordon Geo
about Razorbacks football
coach Bret Bielema.
Long issued a statement
Saturday in which he rec-
ognized Gee's apology to
Bielema, who Gee called a
"thug" in a meeting of Ohio,
State's Athletic Council in
However, Long was hardly
finished leaving little
doubt about his feelings
about the brash comments
made bj Gee, who has
come under fire this week
after an Associated Press
report revealed he mocked
Notre Dame, Catholics and
the SEC during the meeting.

tirely inappropriate."
His decision to retire was
first reported by The Co-
lumbus Dispatch.
I Robert Schottenstein,
who as chairman of the
university's board of trust-
ees condemned the re-
marks last week as "wholly
unacceptable" and "not
presidential in nature,"
deflected questions about
whether Gee had been
forced out by the board.
"It's really about a deci-
sion to retire for the rea-
sons that Gordon has ar-
ticulated," Schottenstein
Ohio State, one of the
biggest universities in
the nation, with -65,000
students, named provost
Joseph Alutto as interim
Gee, a familiar figure on
campus with his bowties
and owlish eyeglasses, has

"As a member of the high-
er education community, a
director of athletics and a
native of Ohio, I am deeply
troubled by the unfounded
and slanderous remarks
the president of the state's
flagship institution, Dr. E.
Gordon Gee, made about
coach Bret Bielema" Long
said. "While I recognize Dr.
Gee has issued an apology
stating his regret for his
comments, it does not erase
the unwarranted attack on
Bret's character."
Included in Gee's remarks
were shots at Bielema, who
Left Wisconsin and the Big
Ten in December for Arkan-
Ssas and the SEC. Gee said
he talked with Wisconsin
athletic director Barry Al-
varez after Bielema left the
school for the Razorbacks
and that "you could just see
therewas a lot of unhappi-

repeatedly gotten in trou-
ble over the years for ver-
bal gaffes.
Ohio State trustees
learned of Gee's latest re-
marks in January and cre-
ated the remediation plan.
In a March 11 letter, the
trustees warned any re-
peat offenses could lead to
his firing and ordered him
to apologize to those he
offended. But it appeared
that several of Gee's apolo-
gies came only in the last
week or so as the school
prepared to respond to the
AP's inquiries.
Gee said Tuesday he
waited until recently to
apologize in person to the
Notre Dame president,
Rev. John Jenkins, because
they had a long-scheduled
meeting. Schottenstein
said the board was satis-
fied with Gee's response to
the letter.

College Track and Field

Oregon women have sights

on'Triple Crown' of titles

The Associated Press

simple yet significant sign
appeared in the women's
locker room at Oregon's
Hayward Field this year.
"Triple Crown. Every
practice counts," it read.
Oregon's women have
won both the NCAA cross
country and the indoor
championships. Only
one other team, Texas in
1986, has ever added the
outdoor title in the same
school year for the so-
called "Triple Crown."
The Ducks hope to be the
second at this year's cham-
pionship, which starts
Wednesday in Eugene.
Oregon hasn't won an
outdoor title since 1985
but they've been close the
past four years, finishing
as runners up.
This year, there's a feeling
that Oregon is well-poised
for the triple crown, given
their achievements so far
and the home-track ad-
vantage. The women won
the cross country title for
the first time since 1987,
then won a fourth straight
indoor championship
Coach Robert Johnson
would like to just focus on
the team doing its best,
but the triple-crown buzz
has gotten louder as the
season has progressed.
And there's that sign in
the locker room, too.
"I can't not think about
it," he said.
The Oregon women are
ranked No. 5 going into
the championships and
have 15 athletes taking
part in the event. Top-
ranked Kansas has 13 en-
trants, while Noq. 2 Texas '
A&Ml has 15.
"Coach Johnson always
says 'Just be Oregon every
day,"' senior Jordan Ha-
say said. "We just need to
do our best and train hard
and the combination of
all those things will make
us ready."
Hasay, the most decorat-

"Coach (Robert) Johnson always says "Just be
Oregon every day.' Wejust need to do our best and
train hard and the combination of all those things
will make us ready."
Jordan Hasay,
Oregon senior, on the Ducks' hopes of winning the Triple Crown

ed track athlete in Oregon's
history, will run the 5,000
meters in search of her first
NCAA outdoor title. She'll
be challenged by Dart-
mouth's Abbey D'Agostino,
who became the first wom-
an ever to win the 3,000 and
5,000 meters at the indoor
Oregon's women are ex-
pected to do well in the
100 and 200 meter dashes
because of junior sprinter
English Gardner, who will
be carrying a heavy load
for the team by also run-
ning in the 4x100 and
4x400 relays.
One of the most intrigu-
ing women in the field is
Liz Brenner, who will com-
pete for the Ducks in the
javelin. The sophomore has
taken part in four Division
I sports during her time at
Oregon: volleyball, basket-
ball, softball (last season)
and now track and field.

On the men's side, top-
ranked Texas A&M and sec-
ond-ranked Arkansas are
sending 20 entrants apiece.
The Razorbacks, who are
the defending champions
outdoors, also won the in-
door title this year
Arkansas coach Chris
Bucknam was direct about
his team's intentions this
"Contend for a title," he
said. "I think we've got a
good group going to Eu-
gene. It's going to be a mat-
ter of executing and get-
ting the job done. There's
one intention, and that's
to compete for a title."
The Aggies have excelled
this season in the sprints,
and send indoor 200 me-
ter champ Ameer Webb
to Eugene. Arkansas pole
vaulter Andrew Irvin is
seeking his fist outdoor"
title after repeating as the
indoor champ.

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Revis making strides in rehab from surgery

The Associated Piress

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa
Bay Buccaneers corner-
back Darrelle Revis is mak-
ing progress in his recov-
ery from knee surgery and
remains hopeful of being
ready to play in the team's
regular season opener in
The centerpiece of coach
Greg Schiano's effort to
overhaul the NFL's worst
pass defense is not expected
to participate in full-speed
drills during a manda-
tory mini-camp next week.
Revis, however, has been
working out with a team
trainer and spending time
Son the sidelines observing
teammates during volun-
tary practices known as or-
ganized team activities.
Revis said he's "taking
steps every day" toward
getting back on the field.
At the same time, hewon't
say how close his surgically
repaired left knee, is to be-
ing 100 percent.
"I cannot really put a
number on it," the three-

"T/w -is rea/ly no
peenttage on it right
now, but I can tell Ifeel
better than I did a couple
weeks ago."
Darrelle Revis,
Buccaneers cornerback
time All Pro said. "I can tell
it is getting stronger.... I
am out here running and
cutting. Even in the weight
room we are getting stron-
ger. There is really no per-
centage on it right now, but
I can tell I feel better than I
did a couple weeks ago."
Generally regarded as
the league's top player at
his position when healthy,
Revis missed most of last
season with the New York
Jets after tearing the ante-
rior cruciate ligament in
his left knee.
The Bucs obtained the
seventh-year pro from the
Jets in a pre-draft trade in
exchange for the 13th over-
all pick of the first round,
then signed Revis to a six-
year, $96 million contract.

Schiano and General
manager Mark Dominik
also signed All-Pro safety
Dashon Goldsoh in free
agency and selected cor-
nerback Johnthan Banks in
the second round as part of
a plan to revamp a porous
secondary tllat nearly set a
NFL record for yards pass-
ing allowed in 2012.
Revis is confident he can
return as good as ever.
There are "certain steps
through this process and
.we've got to knock those
steps down when they ap-
proach," Revis added. "That
is how you got to handle
this situation. When those
steps approach you, you
knock them down and if
it is a step back, it is a step
back. If it is a step forward,
then you move forward."
The cornerback said he's
heard "a million ACL sto-
ries from people around
the league and non-foot-
ball players" but that he
has not talked with Minne-
sota Vikings running back
Adrian Peterson, who re-
turned from a major knee

injury to rush for nearly
2,100 yards and be voted
the league's most valuable
player last season.
"I think that is good talk-
ing to guys around the
league that have had these
ACL problems or injuries.
You just listen. It kind' of
has you proactive a little
bit because when they tell
you this is going to happen
then you go through it, you
are like: 'Oh yeah, I was
ready for it.' Your mind is
already programmed to be
ready for it," Revis said.
While there's no defini-
tive timetable .for Revis
getting back on the field,
the main target is the Sept.
8 season opener against
his old team.
"That is the goal ... to be
out there Week 1 and play.
If anything other than that
we will have to see when
that time comes, but we
got to have a goal set. I
think coach has the same
goal too. To be out there
week one," Revis said, re-
iterating he feels the rehab
process is going well.

Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (left) talks with Todd
Toriscelli, Director of Sports Medicine and Performance,
during a workout Tuesday.

Young receivers compete

for opening with Saints

The Associated Press

young, unproven receiver
will likely find himself
on the field this fall for a
Saints passing game that
has been among the NFL's
best since Sean Payton
and Drew Brees joined
forces in New Orleans in
Payton and wide receiv-
er coach Henry Ellard, a
former standout NFL re-
ceiver himself, will spend
the next few months de-
termining whether one of
two recent draft choices
or a host of undrafted free
agents on the roster de-
serve that shot.
'At this point, it's hard
to say," Ellard, now in his
second season on New
Orleans' staff, said after
the first practice of mini-
camp on Tuesday. "We're
keeping it wide open and
changing the rotation,
each and every day at
practice and seeing how
guys respond in different
SThe candidates include
Kenny Stills, who was
drafted in the fifth round
of this year's draft out of
Oklahoma, and second-
year pro Nick Toon, who
missed his entire rookie
season with a foot injury
after being drafted in
the fourth round out of
At 6-foot-4, the same
height asMarquesColston,
Toon stands out and also
has pedigree. His father,
Al, was a former All-Pro
receiver with the NewYork
Jets. The younger Toon
also distinguished him-
self during 11-on-11 drills
at the end .of Tuesday's
practice, when he made
an adjustment and diving
catch on a back-shoulder
throw deep down the left
"He has good size. I like
that. And length," said
Payton, who was suspend-
ed in connection with the
NFL's bounty probe when
iToon joined the team last
'spring. "It's just a matter
;of. getting settled in and
,once we get into the pads,
establish himself as some-

Rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills is competing for a starting
spot for the New Orleans Saints.

one who is consistent."
"We have some young
guys at the receiver posi-
tion," Payton said. "All of
those guys are compet-
ing for spots and playing
Two seasons ago, the
Saints' primary receivers
were Marques Colston,
Lance Moore, Robert
Meachem and Devery
Henderson. Meachem
signed with San Diego'
as a free agent in 2012.
Henderson became a free
agent after last season
and Saints general man-
ager Mickey Loomis has
indicated the club plans
to move on without him.
That leaves at least one,
if not two, receiver spots
that will see regular time
on'the field.
"We've got a great group
of young receivers that re-
ally all have a chance to
make their mark and find
a place in that group,"
Brees said. "Kenny Stills
is showing a lot of prom-
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stand that they are going
to get some opportunities
and they have to make
the most of them and see
how they can fit into this
Last year, Joe Morgan
emerged at the Saints'
fourth receiver. He made
some spectacular plays,
but was inconsistent and
limited in the types of
routes he ran effectively,
Ellard said.
"We know he can run
down the field," Ellard
Said. "But I want him to
become that intermedi-
ate guy that can get in
and out of cuts and still
be able to make plays over
the middle of the field in-
stead of always just down
the field."

Jaguars' Jones-Drew reaches

out to coach, general manager

The Associated Press

Maurice Jones-Drew
is out of town, but still in
touch with the Jacksonville
Coach Gus Bradley
praised Jones-l5rew on
Tuesday for "the commu-
nication that's taken place"
since the team's star run-
ning back was allegedly
involved in a fight over Me-
morial Day weekend.
Jones-Drew, who contin-
ues to work out in Miami,
has not been charged in
the May 26 altercation in
which a security guard ac-
cused the three-time Pro
Bowler of punching him
at a restaurant/bar in St.
Augustine. Police investi-
gators want to -interview
Jones-Drew about the in-
cident, but he has yet -to
meet with them.
He did, however, call Brad-
ley and general manager
Dave Caldwell last week.
"I'm disappointed in
the situation that did oc-
cur, but I'm not as far as
the communication that's
taken place," Bradley said.
"He's had open communi-
cation and he's filling me
in on things that are going
on and where he's at with
things, so I'm pleased with
that part of it."
Bradley stopped short of
saying Jones-Drew apolo-
gized for potentially creat-
ing another offseason dis-
traction, which came four
weeks after receiver Justin
Blackmon was suspended
for four games for violat-
ing the league's substance-
abuse policy.
It also was the second
consecutive year that
Jones-Drew generated
headlines for off-the-field
reasons. He was involved
in a contentious contract
holdout last year.
"I think he felt bad," Brad-
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Jaguars running back Maurice
Jones-Drew contacted coach
Gus Bradley and GM Dave
Caldwell after being implicat-
ed in a Memorial Day alterca-
tion in St. Augustine.

ing for what I think he felt,
but I felt like he was disap-
pointed that this had to oc-
cur and he was concerned
about the momentum of
the team. Things were go-
ing good and he felt like
he was a leader and he has
not been a guy that this has
happened to, and now it
has occurred so he was dis-
appointed in that fact. But
I think he's waiting to see
how it unfolds as well."
. Bradley said any disciplin-
ary action would come after

the incident gets resolved.
Teammates who have
known Jones-Drew con-
siderably longer than the
first-year head coach were
stunned when they heard
about the fight.
"I've been out with Mau-
rice a number of times,
doing all kinds of things,
and he's never even had
that kind of demeanor,"
guard Uche Nwaneri said.
"I was shocked to hear that
someone's accusing him
of taking a cheap shot and
punchinghim. I don't know
the details of it. The only
ones who know the details
are the ones who are either
making the accusations
or fighting against those
"Maurice is a stand-up
guy. I'mn sure he's going to
handle it with poise and
let it run its course. But I
wouldn't anticipate him
being the kind of person
who's going around throw-
ing haymakers on people."
The Jaguars returned to
practice Tuesday for the
first time since May 23, and
Bradley welcomed them
back during a team meeting
but didn't mention Jones-
Drew's situation because he
didn't want it to be a "dis-
traction from practice."

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Dear Annie: I have worked for many
years at a small family-owned company. I
believe my boss has been the victim of a'
scam, but I can't tell her.
For several years, my boss has been
communicating with a gentleman who
claims to be Nigerian. He keeps telling
her he is supposed to come to America in
the near future and will bring her a check
for $40 million. I don't see it happening.
There are three people sending this man
money. By now, they have probably given
him more than $100,000.
When I am at work, my boss asks
whether the man has sent any emails,
and if not, she wants me to write to him.
Every few weeks, he says the trip has to
be postponed, and then he needs more
money for a new ticket. How do I tell her
I don't want to be involved any longer?
Dear Seeing- The "Nigerian scam" has
been around for a very long time, and we
are surprised people still fall for it. This
man will never come to this country with
$40 million, but he's certainly doing a
good job of collecting money from naive
people like your boss. Not only should
you stop contacting this man, but you
also should protect your boss by inform-
ing her that this is a scam and she should

report it to the local FBI office or regis-
ter a complaint with the Federal Trade

Dear Annie: My husband and I live on a
quiet dead-end street. Quiet, that is, until
the neighbors rev up their Harleys. They
have two motorcycles that have been al-
tered to be much louder than the factory
intended. These neighbors often come
home well after midnight and sometimes
leave early on Sunday mornings, making
it impossible to sleep with our bedroom
window open.
When they travel back and forth
during the day, the thunderous noise
is quite disturbing. I realize that some
Harley owners feel that the loud pipes
and leather are a form of prestige, but I
wonder whether they ever consider their
Dear Hate: Have you asked your neigh-
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muffle the noise until they are out on
the open road? Does your neighborhood
have a noise ordinance? Is there a neigh-
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auction, usually bid to the 10-trick level
with a 10-card fit. Then North raised to
four spades. This was a slight overbid.
If West had passed, North would have
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Federer ouste in French Open quarters I
Federer ousted in French Open quarters

The Associated Press

PARIS A point from
losing the first set of his
French Open quarterfinal,
Roger Federer shanked a
routine forehand, sending
Sthe ball 10
feet beyond
the opposite
The Court
*Tsonga with approv-
al, then loudly chanted
the last name of Federer's
opponent, Frenchman Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga.
That shot was a clear in-
dication that Federer was
hardly Federesque on this
day There were plenty of
others: He argued with
the chair umpire about a
call. He dumped overhead
smashes into the net. And
in a truly rare ungraceful
moment, he failed to put a
racket to or get out of the
way of a backhand flip
by a sliding Tsonga, instead
getting hit on the back.
All in all, Federer looked
lost out there Tuesday
against the sixth-seeded
Tsonga, who pounded
his way to a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
victory over the 17-time
Grand Slam champion in
a 1-hour, 51-minute mis-

I H AWIAIt.tO~ Lt~I) I- R SS
Roger Federer was beaten easily in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Tuesday, falling 7-5,
6-3,6-3 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

match remarkable for its
lopsidedness and brevity.
"I struggled a little bit
everywhere. To be honest,
personally, I'm pretty sad
about the match and the
way I played. But that's
how it goes. I tried to figure
things out, but it was dif-
ficult. And Jo does a good
job keeping the pressure
on," Federer said.
"He was just ... better in
all areas," continued Fe-
derer, whose lone French
Open title, in 2009, al-
lowed him to equal Pete
Sampras' then-record of
14 major championships.

"He returned better than
I did. SerVed better than I
did. I struggled to find my
While Federer quickly
faced a big deficit Tuesday
and never recovered, Sere-
na Williams was able to get
out of a much smaller spot
of trouble.
Like Federer, Williams is
31. Like Federer, she's won
more than a dozen Grand
Slam titles, 15. And like
Federer,.only one of those
trophies came at Roland
Garros, in 2002. Trailing
in the third set against
2009 French Open win-

ner Svetlana Kuznetsova,
the No. 1-seeded Williams
won five games in a row
en route to a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
victory that put her back in
the semifinals at Paris after
a decade's absence.
Williams had lost four
consecutive quarterfinals
at Roland Garros- in 2004,
2007,2009 (to Kuznetsova),
2010 and so when she
was serving while down 2-
0 in the final set Tuesday, "I
thought, you know, 'Can't
go out like this again.'"
That was a pivotal game,
featuring 16 points and
three break chances for

Kuznetsova, who flubbed
the last with a drop shot
that floated wide. After fi-
nally holding in that game
with an inside-out fore-
hand winner as Kuznetso-
va stumbled to the clay,
Williams broke right away
with a backhand winner
that had 'her yelling and
shaking her fist.
"Unbelievable competi-
tor," Kuznetsova said. "She
turns on (her) game when
she needs it."
Kuznetsova winced a few
times after slowserves, and
said afterward she strained
an abdominal muscle ear-
lier in the tournament.
"I did push her to the
limit, I think, today,
even without my serve,"
Kuznetsova said. "I was
serving like, I don't know, a
It was the first challenge
of the tournament for Wil-
liams, who lost 10 games
against Kuznetsova after
dropping that same num-
ber across her first four
rounds combined.
"When you don't have
tough matches, once you
have one, then you are a
bit shocked, you know?
You don't react well im-
mediately all the time,"
said Williams' coach, Pat-
rick Moratouglou. "But I'm
very proud of her, because

she was really, really in a
bad situation."
Since a first-round exit at
Roland Garros a year ago,
Williams is 72-3, and she's
currently on a career-long
29-match winning streak.
In Thursday's semifinals,
she'll face No. 5 Sara Er-
rani, last year's runner-up
to Maria Sharapova. Errani
reached the semifinals for
the third time in the last
five major tournaments
by beating No. 4 Agnieszka
Radwanska 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Williams is 5-0 against
"She forces you to play
at a very high level to have
any chance of winning. I'll
have to hit shots hard and
deep and make her move,"
said Errani, who was 0-28
against women ranked in
the top five before Tues-
day. "As soon as you hit a
short ball, Serena gets right
on top of you, and she has
enough power to end the
Next for Tsonga will be
No. 4 David Ferrer, who
stopped the wild ride of
No. 32 Tommy Robredo 6-
2,6-1,6-1 in an all-Spanish
quarterfinal. Robredo won
each of his previous three
matches despite dropping
the first two sets, the first
man since 1927 to do that
a Grand Slam tournament.

Juan Pablo Montoya finished second at Dover on Sunday, his fourth top-10 finish in six races.

Montoya finally has cars

to consistently compete


has had 218 chances
Sto win on an oval in
ASCAR. He coughed up
two legitimate opportuni-
ties to win at Indianapolis,
and probably never had
a realistic shot at Victory
Lane in the others.
Until now.
Montoya is finally run-
ning consistently well at
tracl#s other thanroad
courses and putting
himself in position for that
breakthrough victory on
an oval. It's made his two
near-misses this season
painful to watch because
they come at a time when
Montoya desperately
needs to prove his worth.
Montoya finished
second Sunday at Dover,
where he was passed on
the outside by race-win-
ner Tony Stewart with
three laps remaining.
Stewart, mired in his own
losing streak and trying
to save his championship
chances, had fresher tires
and cruised past Montoya
for the victory.
Montoya isn't necessar-
ily racing for a spot in the
Chase for the Sprint Cup
championship he's only
made the Chase once in
six years and went into
Sunday ranked 23rd in the
But if Chip Ganassi
doesn't pick up the option
on his current contract,
Montoya could be out of a
job next year and possibly
out of NASCAR altogether.
Ganassi has been
_Jnoncommittal on Mon-

Jennas tyer
The Associated Press

toya this year, and his last
public comments were in
"We continue to work
' with him, try to get the
most out of him," Ganassi
said of his longtime driver.
"If I thought there was a
quick fix, or if I thought
there was something we're
doing we've put people
around him, put other
,people around him and put
other people around him."
So now Montoya waits to
see what happens or what
else might be out there
for him. The Colombian,
a former Formula One
driver, CART champion
and Indianapolis 500 win-
ner, is too proud to take
a crummy job. His racing
resume is too rich to even
consider a start-and-park
ride simply to keep his face
in the NASCAR garage.
All he can do is race as
hard as he can with the
cars he has, and finally
they seem good enough
for, a checkered flag.
Now Montoya needs to
win. So Stewart, the head
policeman on blocking,
maybe would have un-
derstood if Montoya had
made things very difficult
for him over those final
three laps Sunday

"Both of us are hungry
for a win," Stewart said.
"For someone like him,
he's an Indy 500 champion.
There's no doubt he knows
how to drive. There's no
doubt he knows how to
win races. He could have
made it a lot worse on us,
and he ran with respect.
When you're hungry for a
win, it's easy to say'Hey, I
did what I had to do.' He
ran us with the utmost
of respect, and I think he
Deserves a lot of credit and
recognition for that."
Montoya also deserves
recognition for sticking
with a Ganassi program
that has slogged through
several rebuilds since
he left. Fl for NASCAR
in 2006. He wasn't com-
ing to NASCAR for a
heavyweight, either, but
a middle-of-the-road
program at best.
So the stat line shows
just two wins none on
an oval and 54 top-lOs
in 230 career starts.
Stewart is quick to point
out that's not Montoya's
"At this level, it truly
is about the people that,
you're with," said Stewart,
the three-time NASCAR
chamfipion. "It's like he
mentioned the other day,
he went through the lowest
of low times last year with
Ganassi and those guys
have made huge, huge
steps in their program this
year. Now they are reaping
the rewards of it, both him
and Jamie. It's good to see,
because Juan is a champi-
onship-caliber driver."

College Baseball

FAU falls short of huge upset

The Associated Press

- North Carolina coach
Mike Fox sat in stunned
disbelief, searching for
words after his No. 1-
seeded Tar Heels barely
avoided a stunning upset
in the NCAA tournament.
"It might've .been the
greatest baseball game
that I've ever been a part
of," Fox said after his Tar
Heels edged Florida At-
lantic 12-11 in 13 innings
in a wild game to win the
Chapel Hill Regional.
On a long night that
started with a two-hour
rain delay, Cody Stubbs
singled with the bases
loaded to bring home the
winning run and help the
tournament's overall top
seed advance to the super
Stubbs' hit down the
left-field line scored Land-
on Lassiter from third
base to cap a game filled
with momentum swings,
sending the Tar Heels (55-
9) spilling onto the field in
a mad dash to celebrate.
"I was going to get the
job done no matter what,"
said Stubbs, 'the regional
MVP "I was mad at my-
self. I had chased a couple
of bad pitches. But there
was no way I wasn't going
to put the ball in play right
there. I told myself, 'No
matter what, you're put-
ting the ball in play.'"
His teammates mobbed
him as he rounded first

base, a moment steeped
in relief as much as it was
exuberance in a game that
ended after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
North Carolina narrowly
avoided, joining Oregon
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tional seeds to fail to get
out of the regional round.
And it was a tough fight
throughout the weekend;,
with the Tar Heels earning
their three wins by a com-
bined seven runs.



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