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Gov. Scott commits
$40 million to river

Staff report
The Florida Depart-
ment of Health in Jack-
son County has issued
an advisory. asking
people not to swim 'in

the Chipola River sputh
of the Greenway Trail
on Noland Street in
"Recent, heavy rains
'$ee SWIM. Page 9A'


S students hit their lockers between
classes on the first day of the school
year at Marianna Middle School on
Tuesday. The first day of school also was the
first day of school uniforms for grades 6-12.
While different schools have different shirt
color options to go with their khaki pants
or jeans, the 630 students at MMS have the
choice of black, white or purple. Principal
Eddie Ellis said the first day of uniforms
went well at the school with only a small
number of minor infractions. '

Greenwood man arrested
with drugs hidden in sock
From staff reports away from the area when
deputies arrived, con-
Jackson County depu- sented to
ties arrested a Greenwood LI a search of
man Monday after find- his belong-
ing methamphetamine ings and
hidden in his sock. his person.
James Thomas Wines, D e p u -.
28, of Ford Road in Green- ties found
wood, was arrested by of- Wines a small
ficers answering a 5:30 amount of
p.m. report of a suspi- methamphetamine in his
cious person near Flynt sock.
and Jeanette drives in Wines was taken to the
Marianna. Jackson County Correc-
SWines, who was walking tional Facility.


Vol.90 No.176

Memorial fountain


This monument to Sineads High School students Brandon Hobbs, Kristian Bo McClamma, Teddy Jeter and Carson
Elaina Faircloth was constructed in a courtyard at the school over the summer and was unveiled during an emotional
ceremony Tuesday morning.

Honoring memory offour Sneads High' School students from' class of 2015

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Young Kristian Treasen Britt
will never meet his uncle, Kris-
tian Bo McClamma, in person.
But as he matures, the 4-month-
old will come to know as much
about his namesake as his mother
and other relatives can recall. His

uncle'. name will oloi'.ii'ie-
come up around the dinner table
during the family's holiday gath-
erings, perhaps, and in day-to-
day life as some event, image or
moment brings him forward in'
their memories.I
And from time to time, Treasen
will go beck with his mother to

fdie memorial iouniain unvm'eiled
Tuesday at Sneads High School in
honor of his high school-aged un-
cle and two friends who died in a
traffic crash together last year, as
well as in honor of another class-
mate who died of an illness in the


Reluctant kindergartner Marissa Katrina Mayo wipes the lipstick off of Andre'ya Walker's cheek after giving her
Valerio was trying to keep a tight grip a goodbye kiss Tuesday morning at Grand Ridge School. She was dropping her
on her mom Cynthia Valerio Tuesday. off in Lorie Nable's kindergarten classroom.

he start of school brings a lot of adjustments to
both students and schools. For kids it brings new
teachers and new classmates but for the schools
it means adjusting the plans they had made in terms of
classrooms and staff.
Deputy Superintendent Cheryl McDaniel said there
were a lot of last-minute student registrations this year
and that schools are having to adjust their plans to meet
classroom size rules.
See SCHOOL, Page 9A
Charles Culpepper works on writing the capitol letter "A" as he waits for the
first day of school to start Tuesday at Grand Ridge School.

Storm water carrying dirt from Nortek Boulevard is turning
this pond into a milkshakee lake" according to Frank White,
one of the surrounding property owners.

Fallout from heavy

rains continues


The recent heavy rains
in Jackson County have
created a few problems
locally, and some of them
are lingering 'as the week
wears on.

Because so many dirt
roads were damaged
and some paved roads
were underwater for a
time, the start of the new
school year was delayed a
day, for instance, because
See POND, Page 9A


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USDA Food Distribution 8 a m. at 2979
Daniels St., Marianna. ElderCare Services, an equal
opportunity provider, will give out LISDA and Brown
Bag food. .
i Jackson County Tourist Development Council
Meeting 10 m rat tre Rus Hous,.,e 4318 Lafay-
ette St. in Marianna. Call 482-8060.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting r loon
1 p.m. in the AA room of First Urnitled Methodist
SChurch, 2901 Caledronia St in 'vhlrianna. .
Free Class: Basic Internet/E-mail (Part 1)
Noon-3: p m at the Goondwill C areer Training Cen-
ter, 4742 Highway 90, Mariannra Lern b3,sic use of
Sthe Internet. how to serd,'receive e-mail, and how to
protect your computer Part 2 is set for Wednesday
Aug.28 Call 526-0139. "

Marianna City Farmer's Market 7 a m. noonr
at Madison St. Park in Marianna. Purchase fresh
fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers.
PPLCS Director's Meeting 845 a m. at the
Panhandle F'Public :Library Cooperative Systen:im of-
ies, 23b2 M.3dison St., Marianrna Call 482-9296 or
',isiit www pp li:. ib.f us. r "
St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Tuesdays arid Thur:sday; at 4285 Second Av.'e.
Marianrna. Summer ,.lutriing and household goods
in stock. Call 4 -3.7.34. .
Marianna Blood Center Blood Drive 11:30
a.m.-5:30 p m. at thie Jacson County Courthouse
Sin downtown Maririia. Call 526-4403.
Chipola Civic Club Meeting noon atThe Oaks
Restaurant. Highway 9"i in Marianna. The CCC's
f:,r us Is the local community, "Community, Children
* & Character Call 526-3142.
Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill ,Carer
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna'. Learn
job *eehnrg retertiorn ill:: get job search assis-
tance Call 526.01.39 ..
D Chipola Healthy Start Board of Directors
Meeting 2 p.m. in the Heritage Room at the
Blountstown Public Library. Call 482-1236.
Free Employability Workshop: Mock Inter-
viewing 2:30 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center
in Mariarnna. Visit EmployFlorida.corri toregister.
Jackson County Tobacco Free Partnership
Meeting 4:30 p.m. in the Jackson County Health
Department multipurpose room, 4979 Healthy Way,

communityy Calenidar
' Marianna. Call 526-2612: et. 157
Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
-5-30 p.m.at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board at
Room. Free to attend. Curriculum developed by e.*:* fr
smokers for those who want to become e' -smokers .
themselves. Call 482-6500. Pl
)) Panhandle Seminole Club Kickoff Scholar- "'E
ship Awards Dinner 6:30 p mn. in thrie First United ga
Methodist.Church Wesley Center. Marianrna. Guest ar
speaker. FSU Head Baseball Coach Mike Martin Ci
Barbecue meal- $5 per person (free to current FSU )
Alumni Associationr members). This year's four a'
Sscholarship winners will be introduced. Call George ar
: Swreeney at 482-5526. t
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Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, S;
S8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
doniaSt., Mariarnna. in the AA room. Attendance al
limited to persons with a desire to stop dnr irng; t:
papers .will not be signed. C
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. . FRIDAY,AUG.23 ., ,, Si
)) Small Business Seminar: "How to Grow Your re
Business" 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Room M-108, .
Chipola College Businr:;s and Technology building. ta
Marianna. Topics: Markets to enter, cost controls, rc
management considerations and organizational e;
structure. Cost: $15. Register ornlirne at www.north. al
floridabiz.com, call 713-2441 or email seversone, ..
chipola.edu.. ., '
)) Hooks and Needles (PKA Knitters Nook) -10, A
a m at thrie Jack.son County Public Library Marianna w
3rarnch lew arid eperien,:ed hand craters wel- ill
come to create, share, learn orteach favorite hand. a'
craft projects. Call 482-9631.. w
Marianna Blood Center Blood Drive -10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Marianna. 5:
Call 526-4403. C
Ole Fashion Ice Cream Social.- 6 p.rm.at
Fanhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blourntstown.
Games. for all ages. music by Easy Company inside .
Frink Gyrrm. and homemade ice cream with toppings p
and refreshments available. Admission is free. Call B
850.674-2777. : ai
)) Celebrate Recovery 7 pm. at Evangel Worship )
.Center. 2645 Pebble Hill Poad in Manrianna. Adult, y
teen meetingsto "oVercome hurts habits and.d C
hang-ups" Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 'C (
209-7856. 573-1131. : ,. n
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9 ke
Sp:m. in theAA room of First LUnited Methodist B
Church, 2901 Caledonia St.in Marianna. is

Marianna City Farmer's Market -7 a.m.-noon
Madison St. Park in Marianna. Purchase fresh
ujits and vegetables grown-by local farmers.
Gardening Workshop: Fresh Food from Small
laces 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Jackson County
tension Service in Manrianna. Four sessions. Fall
irdenring. winter gardening, container gardening.
*id cover crops composting. Register by Aug. 23.
ost: $15. Call 482-9620.
Chipola R/C Aviators Model Plane Show 9
m. to 2 p mr at 4929 Healthy Way. Manranna (near
ie airport) Flying demonstrations Warbirds lea-
ured. Food. dnrinl available. Admission is free. but a
2 per car donation is'appreciated...
Free Homebuyers Workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
t the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Cen-'.
r. 27-41 Penn Ave., Marianna. Host First Commerce
redit Union will teach first-time-horebuyers "How
a Prepare.for the Biggest Purchnase ol Your Life!"
pace is limited: call 488-0035, et. 1027. or make
*servations online at www.fccu.eventbnte.com.
JacksonCounty Habitat for Humanity Orien-
ition 10 a.m. at the Habitat office conference
oom, 4736 Highway 90 in Marianna. Families inter-
.ted in partnering with JCHH to build a home must
tend an orientatiorl to receive an application.
Alford Community Health Clinic Hours -10
m until last patient is seen. at 1770 Carolina St. in
Ford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without niedical insurance treats short-term ,
riesses *nd chrirc'ri. conditions. Appointments
Available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501). walk-ins
icomire Sign in before noon.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
church, 2901Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Kimbrel Family Reunion 10 a.m. at the
arihandle Pioneer Settlement. Sam Adlns Park,
lountslowrn. Covered dish meal at noon. All family
nd friends welcome. .
Spring into Summer Concert: Romanenko-
oshikawa Duo 2 p.m. in the Chipola College
enter for the Arts Experimental Theatre, Marianna.
concert features Russian-born cellist Alexei Ro-
ianen'o and Canadian pianist ChristineYoshi
awa performing works by P.rt, Scarlatti, Bloch,
eethoven, Reger, Schnittke and Faure. Admission
Sby donation. Call 718-2277.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before *publication. submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.'O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
; email editorial@icfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane ira Marianna..

Police Roundup

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Aug. 19, the
latest available report: Two accidents, one
abandoned vehicle, two escorts, one verbal
disturbance, one vehicle fire, one panic
alarm, one robbery alarm, three traffic
stops, one obscene/threatening phone
call, one follow-up investigation, one
animal complaint, one fraud complaint,
- one public service call, one threat/harass-
ment complaint and seven home security

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Aug. 19, the latest available
report: Three accidents, five abandoned
vehicles, one reckless driver, one suspi-
cious vehicle, three suspicious persons,
two escorts, two highway obstructions,

one verbal disturbance, two vehicle fires,'
one drug offense, one power line down, 11
___..__ medical calls, four traf-
fic crashes. two burglar
.- alarms, one panic alarm,
CR M p two fire alarms, 19 traf-
fi stops, one criminal
mischief complaint, one
found/abandoned property report, one
follow-up investigation, two animal com-
plaints, 12 property checks, two assists of
motorists or pedestrians, one retail theft,
one assist of another agency, three public
service calls, two criminal registrations,
one welfare check and one transport.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
D Rodney Thomas, 60,4262 Lafayette
St., Marianna, ,resisting a police officer

without violence.
S))Michelle Williams, 26,3108 Bumpnose
Road, Marianna, hold for court.
Connie McNeil, 43, 102 Coral Drive, Port
St. Joe, driving while license suspended or
revoked. '
William Drew, 45,4478 Colonel St., Mari-
anna, hold for court,.
SKyle Daniels, 24,3899 Smokey Road, .
Cottondale, aggravated stalling.
S))Robert Laster, 22,5445 Brown St.,
Graceville, sentenced to 30 days in county
) James Wines, 28,6183 Fort Road,
Greenwood, possession of
Krdsty Petty, 28,6343 Tower Road, Bas-
com, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of methamphetamine,
manufacture of methamphetamine.
Jail PopulaUon: 218
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation.
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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iane Hiller,,of the Jackson County Quilters Guild, shows
,.,u,.ty..... _ssho s
|f offawork in progress: a baby quilt she'llfsoonbe donat- :
L. ing. The next Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting is
5:30-7,30 p.m. Monday, at Ascension Lutheran Chuich, 39751
U.S. 90 West in Marianna. Business meetings are on the fourth
Monday of the month; other Mondays are for projects, lessons
and help. All quilters are welcome. ,Call 209-7638 for more
inf o .ratibi.,.:

Members of the Chipola College Community Chorus perform in November 2012. For information
on joining this year's Chorus, call 718-2376 or email ieidebrechtd@chipola.edu.
Area singers invited to join i

CChipola ommunity Crus

S' Special to the Floridan.,

Area singers are invited
to be among the first
to sing in the Chipola
College Community,
Chorus in the new
Center for theArts. Re-
hearsals began Aug. 20,
butnewcomers are still
welcome. ,

Additional rehearsals are
scheduled through Oct.
29, on Tuesdays from 6 to. :
7:30 p.m., in the Center-
for the Arts Eqperimenal
SThe fall performance is
slated for Tuesday, Nov. .
5, at 7 p.m4, in the Center
for the Arts. The choir is
under the direction of

Chipola vocal instructor
Dale Heidebrecht.
.No experience is :..
necessary, just willing,
spirit and enthusiasm
for music. Interested
singers are asked to ,
contact Heidebrecht
at 718-2376 or email ..
edu. ,

Marriage, divorce report.

Special to the Floridan
Marriages and divorces
recorded in Jackson
County, during the week
of Aug. 12-16.
) Amanda Lynn Ches-
teen and Benjamin How-
ard Odom.
))'Christopher D.
Gagnon and Brittany
Christine Maloy.
) Rodolfo Gonzalo
Hoo Botzoc and Chasity

Marie Shockley.
S))Sarah Marie Edwards
and Kalen Alexander
S))Rachel Nicole New-
some and JefferyAlbert
Randall K. Hagan vs.
Jodi D. Hagan.
)) Stella Stanley vs.
Daniel J.Stanley.
)) TreelaD. Howell vs.
ShannonV Howell.



U ..5. Rep. Steve Southerland (left) was introduced by local
State Farm agent Keith Williams when the congressman
S recently spoke to the Chipola Civic Club-about the chal-
lenges facing the country as well as current legislative initiatives in

-,Washington, D.C.




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Residents at the Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing
Center get a visit from State Rep. Marti Coley, Aug. 15 in
DeFuniak Springs. Rep. Coley toured the facility, took
time to answer questions and enjoyed refreshments with
the staff and elders. According to the Center, Coley said
There were a few issues she would look into and get back to
administrator Duane Barber about. Former State Rep. Brad
Drake, who addressed the audience, as well. Rep. Coley was
introduced to the audience by one of her former students
who now works for Signature HealthCare.
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SOfficials visit juvenile

facility following riot
The Associated Press reports the Polk County
Sheriff's Office and mul-
AVON PARK- Florida tiple agencies responded
Department of Juvenile with riot gear, tear gas
Justice SecretaryWansley and pepper spray. They
Walters and Inspector believe the riot started
General Robert Munson over a basketball game
are planning to tour a wager. Eight youths were
juvenile detention facility injured, and 18 buildings
in central Florida where were damaged. No staffers
a riot broke out over the were hurt. One 17-year-
weekend. old boy has been charged,
They're scheduled to so far.
visit Avon ParkYouth According to its website,
Academy on Tuesday for the facility is a 144-bed
a tour and assessment moderate-risk program
of the facility following for males in the juvenile
the Saturday night justice system between
incident. the ages of 16 and
The Ledger of Lakeland 19-years-old.


4432 .Lafayette Street 526-5488 www.smithandsmithonline.com

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The Miami Herald

Scandals in Cuba
A rusty North Korean ship hides 2 MiGcs, munitions
and radar systems 240 tons of contraband
weapons in all under tons of sacks of Cuban
sugar then gets stopped goingthrough the Panama
A former Cuban Interior Ministry colonel accused of
abusing prisoners of conscience retires in Miami, then
flees to Cuba when former prisoners spot him on South
Florida streets only to return again, this time to New
Jersey, and, get this, apply for U.S. aid.
A growing nuniber of Medicare fraudsters owing the
U.S. government millions of dollars for fake claims exit
stage left and head to the communist island, living the
high life with impunity.
S Meanwhile, Cuban officials keep decryingthe U.S.
"imperialist" government for an embargo that has so
many loopholes allowing food, medicine and even.
high-tech communications to reach Cubans that it's
turned into a paper tiger without a Cold War roar.
What's going on? Ate U.S. officials paying attention?'.
Then there's the case of Crescencio Marino RiverO,
71, and hiswife JuanaFerrer, as reported by El Nuevo
Herald's Cuba reporter Juan Tamayo on Sunday....
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement may be
Investigating if the couple lied on their entry papers, but
ICE officials won't confirm it -thoughformer political.
prisoners have said ICE officialshaveinterviewed them
about this case. The couple maintains they areinnocent
and simply want to live. in peace near their daughter in
SouthFlorida. "..
Itwouldn'tbe the first timethat former Cuban military
' or Interior officials get a pass virtually every U.S. ad-
' ministration has allowed it inexchange for information
That those former officials can provide about Cuba....
The question begs: if Cuba is on the State'Depart-
ment's "terror" list, why would the regime's former of-:
ficials be able to obtain U.S. visas and go back and forth
to the island in their "retirement"?
Cubais not apostcard ofruim and dance. It should
give U.S. officials pause that the 54-year dictatorship
run by the Castro brothers has been securing friends in
all the wrong places: from North Korea to Iran. Nothing
good can come ofit.

Contact your representatives

Florida Legislature
S State Rellp.Marti Coley,lR-District 5
,|^ -- District Office: ,
SAdministration Building, Room 186
Chipola College. ...
S3094 Indian Circle ,
NlMarianna, FL32446-1701
Cley 850-718-0047
oy www.MlyFloridaHouse.gov

State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-District 1
0 District Office:
:4300 Legendary Drive \'.\-:
Suite 230 .
Destin,FL 32541 .
"850-897-5747' ,-" / '
8667450-4366(toll free)
t www.FLSenate.gov :' ". ,


U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-2'
1229 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5235 .
www.Southerland.House.gov .

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510 .
202-224-5274 *'

U.S. Sen. MarcoRublo, R-Fla.
317Hart Senate Qffice Building
Washington, DC 20510

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Ralph Carr's profdie courage

:I ep. Steve King is
i a flag-waving,
L card-carrying, all-
American jerk. In a recent
interview with the conser-
vative website Newsmax,
the Iowa Republican was
discussing the "Dream-
ers," younfig people'
brought to this country as
small children by undocu-
mented parents.
"For every one who's a
valedictorian," he snarled,
"there's another 100 out
there that weigh 130 .'
pounds and they've got
calves thesize of canta-
loupes because the r6're.
hauling 75 pounds of
marijuana across the
desert." r
King's remarks were
- immediately condemned
by fellow Republican
and House Speaker John
Boehner as "hateful" and
"ignorant." But let's be
honest. The Congressman
represents an uncom-
fortable and undeniable
streak in our history and
our culture.
We are a nation built by
immigrants. We are also
a nation that has resisted
and resented each wave of
newcomers as unworthy
and un-Aimerican.' -

If the blazing torch of
the Statue of Liberty is a
national symbol, so are .
the burning crosses of the
Ku Klux Klan. And King's
reference to overdevel-
oped leg muscles is hardly
new. Xenophobes have
long used distorted body
parts to disparage foreign-
ers big noses, small
. brains, oily hair.
Erecting a black
president whose father.
emigrated from Kenya is
an important blow to our
nativist impulses. But his
opponents have repeat-
edly tried to discredit
Barack Obama as an alien,
a Muslim socialist with a
funny name and floppy
ears who wasn't even born
in the United States.
During his first cam-
paign, a woman In Min-
nesota blurted out what
others only whispered: "I
don't trust Obama. I have
read about him. He's an
Arab." Four years later,
the Pew Research Center
reported that only 49 per-
cent of respondents could
correctly identify the
president as a Christian,
while 17'percent thought
he was a Muslim. And
they did not mean that as
a compliment.
Political ResearchAs-

sociates, a progressive
think tank, summed
up this tawdry tradi-
tion: "This country has a
long history of distrust,
persecution and exclusion
of those seen as having
foreign ties and question-
, able allegiance. Major
social movements have
been based on the belief
that certain ethnic, racial
or political groups are by
definition disloyal.",
History teaches,
however, that those
social movements are
always wrong. America
is enriched, every day, by
the vigor and vitality of
its immigrants. Obama
was right when he said
in his first inaugural, "We
know that our patchwor}
heritage is a strength, not
a weakness." ,
That's why it's so impor-
tant for people of courage
to stand up to the haters,
to dress them down and
call them out. People like
Ralph L. Carr.
Carr was born in 1887,
the son of a miner, and
Grew up in small Colorado
Towns like Cripple Creek.
He became a lawyer and
in 1938 was elected gov-
ernor. Two months after
Pearl Harbor,'President
Roosevelt ordered the :

forcible internment of
more than 120,000 Japa-
nese-Americans, many.of
them native-born citizens.
Gov. Cart condemned
the order and said at the
time: "The Japanese are
protected by the same
constitution that protects
us. They have the same
rights as we have.... If you
harm them, you must
'harm me. I was brought
up in a small town where
I knewthe shame and"
dishonor of race hatred' I
grewto despise itbecause
it threatened the happi-
ness of you and you and
you." :
Carr suffered for his
stance, losing a race for
the Senate later that year
and disappearing from
public life. But today he is
Shailedas ahero. ...
S Last May, Colorado
dedicated a new judicial
Center named for Carr
and a plaque in the state
Capitol lauds him "as a ,
wise, humane man, not
influenced by the hvste-
ria and bigotry directed
against the Japanese
Americans during World
War I]."

. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be '
contacted by email at stevecokie@
S gmail.com.

GOP st1ruggles to explitObama s weakness
p', mswvln

republicans are buzzing about
a new Gallup poll showing
X %.public approval-of President.
Obama's handling of the economy
,has fallen to 35 percent, while
disapproval has risen to anaston-
ishing 62 percent. With showdowns
coming over Obamacare, spending,
and debt, the president's weakness
could create a huge opportunity for
the GOP But the fact is, Republicans
are t6o disorganized and unfocused
to take advantage of it. :
For the moment, the party's situ- I.
action is littlbechangedfrom N6vem-
ber 2012, when it could not beat a
president with an unemployment
rate of7.8 percent. Today, it's com-
mon for Republicans to blame Mitt
Romney for that logs. Of course it's .
-true that Romney bears a good ddal
of responsibility; he was uniquely
unqualified t6. attack Obama over
Obamacare, and his entrepreneur-
based economic appeal frequently
seemed to hit the wrong note.
But Romney's was not the only
race Republicans lost in 2012. If the
fault were all his, what accounts
for the GOP losing Senate races
it should have won in Montana
and North Dakota? What accounts
for Republicans losing a special


election like the 2011 race in New
York's .26th Congressional District
at a time when the economy was
undeniably terrible?
It takes a long time to get over
big defeats, and Republicans aren't
anywhere near getting over 2012.
But now, as new battles with Obama
loom, some Republicans are trying
to come to grips with their defeat,
'and with what they have to do to get
back-into the game.
Specifically, they're laboring to
come up with policies that will both
help the economy and capitalize on
'Obama's vulnerabilities. Of course,
they'll continue-to hit Obama on
jobs, on an economic "recovery"
that has left millions behind, and
on the dislocations of Obamacare.
But GOP strategists increasingly
concede that taking whacks at
Obama is not enough; they have to

base their campaign on a revital-
ized economic agenda. What that
agenda will be is anothermatter.
'Right now, they're considering'
pushing four issues: tax reform,
energy, government spending,
'and health care. All except health
care have been GOP staples in the
past, so the challenge will be to
-craft Republican proposalsthat
break new ground and are directed
toward stimulating economic activ-
ity, toward spurring growth that the
Obama economy has been lacking.
The danger is that the new agenda
will'come out sounding like Repub-
lican same-old, same-old.
Another danger is that-the Re-
publicans won't be able to agree
among themselves on what to
stress. "Can you tell me the position
' of the Republican Party in terms of
what tax reform theywant to put in
place?" asks one party insider. "Are
we ready to take a vote in mid-Sep-
tember on tax reform?" The answer,
of course, is no. And the same holds
true for other issues.
Voters are listening. The question
is whether Republicans will have
anything to tell them.
Byron York is chief political correspondent for
The Washington Examiner.

Letters to the Editor

School district budgeting for bankruptcy
The Jackson County $61,112,938. since July 1,2008, or that ing in bankruptcy court,
School District's tenta- Neither have I been the discretionary millage but it could very well put
tive2013-14 budget is the provided a reasonable of .370 is an increase from us, the taxpayers, in bank-
"textbook definition" of explanation as to how the .250 mills levied last" ruptcy court. It's rather
bankruptcy budgeting, the ending funds balance year. JCSD is not the only odd the superintendent
They and the Florida ($12,496,218) being less school district in the state and the school board
Department of Education than the beginning funds preparing and using these members have nothing to
. purportit is a 'balanced" balance ($13,573,303) -a "deficit" budgets. How- say about this. I am sure
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Florida statues, due to constitutes a "bal- be the only district doing say about renewing the
the $77,224,651 figures aiced" budget. so while our school build- half-cent sales tax, and
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have no concern about not irention that the apart, and it seems some election in the November
the total expenditures school district has spent buses are as well. 2014 election.
of $62,293,854 exceed- $12,879,969 above and The budgeting practices GREG BERMES
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Gov. Scott

commits $40

million to river

The Associated Press

STUART Gov. Rick
Scott said Tuesday that he
is committing $40 million
to finish, the construction
on a storm water treat-
ment project by the St.
Lucie River that he hopes.
will help ease the environ-
mental impact of water be-
ing released from nearby
The governor made his
announcement after a tour
of the river that began with
him being met by several
dozen demonstrators who.
chanted and held signs
like "Stop mucking, up
our river." The protesters
claim that both the fed-
eral and stategovernments
had been slow/to offer
Scott said he believes the
$40 million from the state
will speed the completion
Sof the project, which he
S'said will protect the water
-quality in the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee estuaries,.
The project was supposed

to be completed in three
years, but Scott said this
funding should cut it down
to about 18 months.
The dumping of pol-
luted water there has led
to fish kills and toxic water.
But even with the com-
mitment inthe next fiscal
period from Florida, Scott
said Army Corps of Engi-
neers needs promised fed-
eral funding to maintain
the Lake Okeechobee dike
system. He said he remains
optimistic it will come.
"The federal govern-
ment is going to finally
step up," Scott said of his
expectations. "Florida has
been stepping up...The
federal government is go-
ing to start doing their job.
They gotta start funding
Scott deflected criticism
thathe hasn't been focused
on the issue and pointed to
$880 million that the state
has committed during his
tenure for the long-term
restoration of the ever-
glades aimed at improving

Susan Werb -(right) wears a protective mask as she
demonstrates in Stuart on Tuesday.

water quality. standards
there. He said the same can
happen along the St.Lucie
River with federal-help..
In a letter to the Army
Corps. of Engineers on
Tuesday, Scott called for it
to fulfill a cost-match pb-
ligation of $1.6 billion in
South, Florida, which he
said was owed Florida. He
also called for Florida to be
,'provided flexibility to pur-
sue critical projects by pro-
viding blockgrants for the
design and construction of
the projects. _- I .
"But it's very difficuJT for
them to get anything done
if we have a federal gov-
ernment that .doesn't put

Cnain inkeu fences seperatec protesters ana tne meaia from Fa. uov. KIC
Negron as they toured part of the St. Lucie River near Stuart on Tuesday.

the money up," Scott said.
"They need to make sure
we get our fair share back
of things they've already
committed to us to get this
issue resolved."
WYvonne Koehler, 78,
lives a half-mile from the
St. Lucie Locks section of
the river that Scott toured
Tuesday She has been liv-
ing in the area for 50 years
and said the attention from
the state government is
overdue. Koehler said it's
having the biggest effect on
fishermen and tourist that.
.might also want to fish in
"There's no sense in fish-
ing here," she said. "If you
catch anything you can't
eat it. That's if there's any-
thing in there ... If we're go-
ing to save this river for our
grandchildren, we have to
do something now."
Sen. Joe Negron (R-Stu-
art) said that it was"past the
time for talking" about how
to clean up the situation.
"We have a crisis in our
community, we have an
environmental emergency
and what I want to focus
my attention on from now
until the beginning of the
year is what things can we
do short-term to lower the
amount of water pouring
in to our community," he,


Dad of Chechen

shot in Fla. meets

with prosecutor

The Associated Press

ther of a Chechen man
shot to death by an FBI
agent during questioning
about a Boston Marathon
bombing suspect cried
and showed photos of
his son as a youth when
he met with an Orlando
prosecutor Thursday, his
attorneys said.
The closed door-meet-
ing between State Attor-
ney JeffAshton and the fa-
ther of Ibragim Todashev
lasted about an hour and
left Abdulbald Todashev,
the father, and his legal
team "very satisfied," said
Eric Ludin, one of the at-
torneys. Abdulbaki Toda-
shev had come to Florida
from Chechnya to find
out what happened.
Ibragim Todashev, 27,
was killed in May while
FBI agents and police
from Massachusetts and
Florida questioned him
at his Orlando apartment
about his friendship with
suspected Boston Mara-
thon bomber Tamnerlan
Tsarnaev. Officials origi-
nally -said the Chechen
,man lunged at an agenr
with a knife. They later
said it was no longer clear
what happened.
"He has faith in thejus-
tice system in our coun-
Stry and he has hope that
justice will be 'served"
said attorney' Hassan
Shibly, the Tampa execu-
tive director of CAIR-Flor-
ida, a civil rights and legal
organization. ,
Ashion has .agreed to
review the circumstances
thai led toTodashev's fatal
Ashton is best known for
being one of the prosecu-

tors who tried Casey An-
thony, the Florida mother
acquitted two years ago
of killing her 2-year-old
daughter, Cayiee.
"The State Attorney ex-
plained at this meeting
that there is no specific
timeline or deadline for
his review to be complet-
ed but that he personally
would make whatever de-
cision he felt was appro-
priate and just under the
circumstances," Ashton's
office said in a statement.
FBI spokesman Paul
Bresson in Washington
said he couldn't comment
While a reviews going on.
Abdulbaki Todashev will
have another chance to
champion, an investiga-
tion into his son's death
when he meets with the
U.S. attorney in Tampa.
Lee Bently has agreed to
meet 'with Abdulbaldki To-
dashev on Wednesday,
Shibly said..
Aspokesmanforthe U.S.
attorney's office in Tampa
didn't respond to an email.
The U.S. Department of
Justice: is investigating
what happened, in addi-
tion to Ashton's review.
Todashev's lawyers say
there was no indication
Todashev had any weap-
ons available while he
was .'being questioned,
* and that they're going to
wait until the criminal in-
vestigation before decid-
ing whether to pursue a
wrongful death lawsuit.
While a federal inves-
tigation would look into'
whether Todashev's civil
rights 'were violated as
well as whether use of
force laws, the state in-
vestigation focuses on
Florida's use of force laws,
Shibly said.

State Briefs .. .

Lawmakers discuss
spike in child deaths
-South Florida lawmak-
ers are holding a hearing
with child welfare officials
to discuss the recent spike
inchild deaths, around the
Department of Children
and Families officials say
nine children have died
- this year after having'
some sort of involvement
with .the agency..
Sen. Eleanor Sobel .
called Tuesday's hear-
ing, saying DCF needsto
identify the problems and
fix them immediately..
Secretary David Wilkins
abrtiptly resigned last .,
month. Interim Secretary
Esther Jacobo called for a
review of all child death
cases when she first took
The agency is also
partnering with, child
advocacy foundation,
Casey Family Programs, to
review its child protective
DCF contracts out the
bulk of its foster care work
to 17 private contractors.
Officialsfrom those orga-
'nizations are also slated to
attend the hearing.

Final count: 108
legislators said no
to special session
overwhelming number
of legislators voted no

. against a proposed special
Session to repeal the
state's "stand your ground
law."J : .
The Department of State
onhTuesday released a
final tally. It showed 108
Legislators voted against
the special session whi]e
47 voted for the session.
Four legislators did not
The vote was triggered
after 33 legislators asked.
for the special session in
writing. They were urged
to do so byprotesters.
upset with the July verdict
in the George Zimmer-
man case.
A yes vote by three-fifths
of the Legislature would
have resulted in a special
The vote was split
largely along partisan
lines. Seven Democrats
joined with Republicans
in voting no.
Protesters who pushed
for the poll ended their
protest at the Florida
Capitol last week.

Kentucky GoV.
blasts Scott for
recruitment tactics
tucky-Gov. Steven Beshear
is ripping into Florida
Gov. Rick Scbtt~over what
he calls 'a "crud&-effort
to lure businesses todthe
Sunshine State. "
Beshear on Monday sent
a letter to Scott criticizing
the Republican governor's

Attempt to get companies"
to relocate. He called
the effort in "poor taste" :
and also said some of the
Information Scontt sent to
Kentucky businesses was
misleading and false.
Scott has sent letters to
business leaders in several
states contending that'
they should book a"one
way" ticket to Florida. He
has argued that compa-
nies should take advan-
tage of the state's tax
Beshear in his letter
says "my advice to you,
as a fellow governor, is to
focus on your state and its
people, and I'll focus on
my mine."

Man gets 35 years
for fatal stabbing
Bay area han has been
sentenced to 35 years in
prison for fatally stabbing
his neighbor at an apart-
ment complex for the.
mentally ill.
As part of a deal with
Pinellas County pros-
ecutors, 55-year-old Ray
Henderson pleaded guilty
Thursday to second-de-
gree murder. He had origi-
nally been charged with
first-degree murder.
St. Petersburg police
say Henderson admitted
to stabbing Bryan Happe
with a knife in July 2011
pand then using the other
man's cash to buy crack
cocaine. Henderson threw

Happe's wallet and the :
knife into Tampa Bay.
Happe was found dead
after maintenance work-
ers went to his apartment
to fix the air conditioner.

Office of Insurance
SRegulation holds
STAMPA- State insisur-
ance regulators are meet-
:ing to discuss proposed
rate increases by Citizens
Property Insurance Corp.
The Florida Office of
Insurance Regulation is
holding a hearing Tuesday
evening in Tampa. About.
two dozen property own-'
ers are in the audience.
Florida's largest prop-
erty insurer approved
another, roundof rate
hikes in June that could
affect more than a million
SThe board for Citi-
zens Property Insurance
Corp. voted to raise rates
by a statewide average
of 7 percent next year,
adding $178 million in
new.insurance costs for
Citizens is the insurer
of last resort in the state
and it covers many homes-
and property that tra-
ditional insurers do not
cover. But because of rate
caps, Citizens says it does
not charge as much as it
actually needs to cover
potential claims.
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Citizens urged regulators to back more rate hikes

The Associated Press

TAMPA Florida's largest
property insurer went before
state regulators Tuesday in an ef-
fort to win approval of another
round of rate hikes.
Citizens Property Insurance
Corp., which covers many hom-
eowners who live in the state's
more vulnerable coastal regions,
is asking to raise insurance rates-.
on homeowners. by an average
of 6.6 percent statewide in 2014

- not including increases for
sinkhole coverage.
The Office of Insurance Regu-
lation will 'consider the rates and
decide whether to approve them
in the coming weeks. Any chang-
es will take effect for policies that
renew after Jan. 1,2014.
Property owners in some coun-
ties are facing large increases un-
der the proposed rate changes.
Some coastal regions, such as
Sarasota, Palm Beach andVolusia
counties, face a proposed 10 per-

cent rate change, while owners in
Alachua, Putnam and Suwanee
counties are looking at less than
a 1 percent increase.
Barry Gilway, president and
CEO of Citizens, said that expo-
sure to hurricanes and sinkholes
were the "major drivers" behind
the need for the rate hikes.
Citizens would have likely
asked for larger increases next
year but state law does not
allow Citizens to raise rates on
most coverage more than 10 per-

cent a year.
Citizens has the power to place
a surcharge, also called a "hurri-
cane tax" on its own policies and
on the policies of most insurance
policies if it can't cover its losses
following a major storm. That has
prompted a push by Gov. Rick
Scott and others to force Citizens
to improve its finances. Citizens
has billions of dollars in surplus
now, but a series of a storms, or
back-to-back years with major
hurricanes, could wipe out sur-

plus out
Gilway emphasized that point
with regulators.
"With such progress and eight
years with no major storms it
may appear to defy common
sense that we are here asking for
higher rates, especially forwind,"
Gilway said. "But while we have
become financially stronger, Cit-
Sizens remains only a bad storm
season away from breaking the
bank and being forced to assess
all Florida policyholders."

Bookseller Barnes & Noble released it's first-quarter results on Tuesday, revealing a net loss of
$87 illi0n.

Barnes & Noble 1Q loss.

widens; Riggio endsofer
*: "' "l'U .- .

The Associated Press were overly optimistic the content for the device.. :
past two holiday seasons, "We : are working ,on
SNEW YORK -Barnes & forecasting demand for innovative ways to sellU
Noblesays it planstolkeep our Nook devices falling contenttoourexisdngcus-
making its Nook electronic far short of our expecta- tomers and. are exploring
,readers and will focus on tonss" he said in a call new markets we can serve
offering content to its cus- with investors. , successfully," he said.
tomers, even as its first- In June, Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble has been
Quarter net loss nearly said itwould explore mak- dealing with major chang-
doubled. ing itscolor Nook devices es in the book industry. It
The quarterly results with a third-party manu- faces tough competition
came as the struggling facturer. On Tuesday from discounters such as.
bookseller's chairman said Huseby elaborated, say- Amazon and a shift toward
he is abandoning his bid ing the company contin- electronic readers.
.for the company's retail iues to design and develop On Tuesday, Chairman
stores. Shares tumbled both black-and-white and Leonard Riggio dealt the
Over 12 percent. color Nook devices, with company another blow,
Barnes & .Noble is re-. at least one new Nook due saying- he is ending a
viewing its strategy, in out for the holiday season, bid for the company's
the wake of CEO William anrid more products in de- bookstores.' '
Lynch's departure in June development. He said the "While I reserve the right
and continuing declines company already works *to pursue an offer in the
Sin Nook revenue, a unit with third-parry manu- future, I believe it is in the
the company hasinvested facturers for parts of the company's' best interests
* heavily :in. In a call with device such as screens and to focus on the business at
investors, Barnfies & Noble microchips, and .there are hand," he said in an SEC
;Michael Huseby, president opportunities to expand filing. He added that the
of Barnes & Noble and those relationships. company's top'priorities
CEO of its Nook business, He declined to give any should be serving its 10
said the 4-year-old Nook specifics on a possible million Nook customers
-business has had some partner for the color de- and accelerating ales of
success, with 10 million vices, however, saying "we. Nook products in stores
devices sold and a 22 per- will report our progression and elsewhere.
cent share in the e-book these issues at the appro- The company's net, loss
market. But he said there private time." for the three months end-
have been missteps. .The company's top pri- ed July 27 totaled $87 mil-
"We, have faced, an in- ority with Nook, he said, lion, or $1.56 per share.
creasingly challenging is to target existing Nook That compares with a loss
competitive landscape, customers and increase of $39.8 million, or 76 cents
Sand, as it turned out, ,we how much they spend on per share, last year.
B s"n s Brief L- ."
Busiess Brief- >T~i

Best Buy tops
expectations on cost
cuts, weob sales
Buy's net income rose
sharply in the second
quarter, as the strug-
gling electronics retailer
slashed costs and worked
to make its website more
SThe nation's biggest spe-
cialty electronics company
beat Wall Street expecta-
tions and its shares surged
over 13 percent to $34.82,
marking a two-year high,
before closing at $34.80.
The stock has risen from a
low of $11.20 around the
end of 2012.
Best Buy Co. has been
shuttering underperform-
ing stores and revampihg
others to offset tough
competition from dis-
counters and online
retailers. Under CEO

Why the stock market is


The Associated Press

NEWYORK It's been a
chilly August for the stock
At the start of the month,
the Dow Jones industrial
average and Standard
& Poor's 500 index hit
all-time highs. Now the
market is down 4 percent
from its peak, and August
is on track to be the Dow's
worst month since May
On Tuesday, the Dow
posted in its fifth straight
day. of losses, the 'first
time that's. happened'this
year. While the S&P 500
and Nasdaq composite
index did rise modesty, it
was first time in four days
those indices have seeri
The' stock market slide
in the last couple of weeks
reflects a shift in investor'
strategy that beganiin the
bond market and spilled
into stocks. The spillover
Then mixed with linger-
ing concerns about the
U.S. economy, leading to
the last several weeks of
volatility, market bbserv-
ers say.
"The 'bondcL market is
the catalyst for this sell-
off," says Quincy Krosby.
market strategist with
Prudential Financial.
While most of the sell-
off occurred in the last
couple weeks, it had its,
origins months ago.
Up until early imJune,
' bond funds had been one
of Wall Street's more pop-
ular investments- par-
ticularly among average
investors. More than $1.2
trillion was socked away
into bond mutual funds'
and bond exchfiange-trad-
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and 2012, according to
TIYimTabs. :
ing money at bonds, even
Sat low rates," says Julius
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Hubert Joly, the company
has instituted a price-
matching policy, opened
more in-store areas for-
manufacturers such as
Apple and Samsdng and
invested more to'train'
Such measures are
intended to prevent
"showrooming," which is
when people go to stores
to browse products but
then shop online for lower
In a conference call with
analysts, Joly noted the
various measures Best
Buy has taken to make its
website more competi-
tive, such as an improved
search platform and
more product reviews by
customers. He said that
product reviews are a
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.ince the financial crisis normal dividend. As Trea-
in 2008. Investors pulled 'sury yields rise, it makes
an additional $22.5 billion all dividend-paying stocks
out of bond funds in July, less attractive toiinvestors.
according to Upper. That's because Treasur-
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exiling bonds pardcu-- return with significantly
larly Treasuries- -.at the' less risk.

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Ariz. sheriff:.

Armed militias

beware or be shot

The Associated Press

talking Arizona Sheriff Joe
Arpaio is warning civilians
who embark on armed
patrols in remote desert
terrain that they could
end up with "'30 rounds
fired into" them by one of
his deputies.
His unapologetically
terse comments came
Tuesday after a member
of an Arizona Minuteman
border-watch movement
was arrested over the
weekend for pointing a.
rifle at a Maricopa County
sheriff's deputy he appar-
ently mistook for a drug
smuggler; .
"If they continue, this
there could be some dead
militia out there," Arpaio'
Richard Malley, 49; was-
heavily armed with two
others dressed in cam-
ouflage Saturday night
along InterstAte 8 neart
Gila Bend', a, kdwn drug-
trafficking I corridor in.
the desert about 70 miles
southwest of Phoenix,
when he confronted the
deputy who was on patrol
conducting, surveillance,
authorities said.
According to court re-
cords, the deputy and his
partner stopped their. ve-
hicle, then flashed their
headlights and honked
their horn, a common
practice used.by law en-
forcement to trick drug
smugglers, into think-.
ing the car is there to
transfer' their narcotics
load and lure themout of
The .:deputies ,then got
.dut, also, dressed in cam-
ouflagebut clearly marked
with sheriffs patches on
their clothing, and began
to track what appeared
to be fresh footprints, au-
f thorities said. .
That's when NMaIeV
emerged from ihe .dark-
ness with his rifle raised
S., "yelling commandss," ac4;
cording to, the probable
cause statement.' '
The deputy, illuminated
by Malley'q flashlight. at
this point, identified him-
self as la*, enforcement,
pointing out., the "word
sheriff across his chest,"
and' ordered Malley to
"drop his weapon.'
"You aren't taking my
Weaponss" replied Mal-

This booking photo shows
Richard Malley. Malley, 49,
was arrested over the week-
end for pointing a rifle at a
Maricopa County sheriff's
ley, who was armed with
a semi-automatic rifle, a
.45 caliber handgun and
a knife, according to court
Another deputy eventu-
ally arrived and arrested.
Malley for aggravated, as-
sault. He was released on
$10,000 bail and is set for a
court appearance on Aug.
26. It wasn'tclear if Malley
had an attorney, and tele-
phone numbers listed for /
" him were disconnected.

,Malley claimed "he had
the right to point his rifle
at the individual because
he had reasonable, sus-
picion to' believe a crime
,was occurring," accord-
ing to ,the probable cause
statement. He identi-
fied himself as a "militia
Such Minuteman-type
m. ilitis., of armed civil-t,
ians patrolling the deserts
for illegal border crossers
and smugglers .grew to
prominence in the. early
2000s; but the' organiza-
tions' numbers have since
dwindled as' they .frac-
tured into multiple splin-
ter groups, such as crews
like Malley's. who were
on patrol with just three
armed men.
Arpaio, whose county
doesn't :run. .along,. -the
,border btft has seen an
increase in drug and hu-
'man trafficking, earned
there will be "chaos if
you're going td have pri-
vate citizens dressed just
like. our deputies taking
'the law into their own
hands." .
"t. have t6 commend
my deputy for not killing
this person, which eas-
ily could have happened,"
Arpaio said. "He's luckyhe
didrin't see 30 rounds fired
into him."

The Associated Press

ily friend who kidnapI
a 16-year-old girl had
20-hour jump on authi
ties, who discovered
used a timer to set.
to his rural home wh
the girl's mother '
younger brother w
found dead, a San Di,
County Sheriff's Depa
ment spokeswoman' s
James, Lee DiMag
was spotted on a.Bor
Patrol surveillance ct
era at 12:10 a.m. Aug
about 20 hours before
home caught fire, s
the spokeswoman,


Caldwell.,He is seen inside
his 2013 blue Nissan Versa
um- with 16-year-old Hannah
ped Anderson at a westbound
d a highway checkpoint.
Ori- Hannah'sdisappearance
he discovered after the fire
fire triggered a. massive
iere search for DiMaggio, .40,
ind that spanned much of the
oere western United States and
ego 'parts of Canada andMex-
art- ico. .DiMaggio, who was
said like-an uncle to the An-
derson children and their
gio father's best friend, died
order' in.a shootout with FBI
um- agents in the Idaho wil-
. 4, demrness six days after the
his fire. Hannah was rescued
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Hawaii to study tiger sharks amid

unprecedented spike in attacks

The Associated Press

officials plan to spend the
next two years studying
tiger shark movements
around Maui amid what
they call an unprecedent-
ed spike in overall shark
attacks since the start of
Chairman William Aila
of the Hawaii Department
of Land and Natural Re-
sources said Tuesday that
Hawaii waters are safe if.,
swimmers are cautious.'
However, he said prevail-.
ing opinion is that there
are .more sharks and more
people in Hawaiian waters,
creating more chances for
"We know that the im-
,pression is that there is
an inordinate amount of.
shark attacks that have
happened recently,". Aila
said. "We just want to make
it clear that within the his-
tory of the state of Hawaii,
the number of shark at-
tacks have gone up, -and
' they've.: gone down, and
there have been some
years we've actually had no.
'shark attacks.
There have been eight
attacks statewide this year
and 10 in 2012. Hawaii
usually sees only three to
four attacks each year, and
saw one or zero attacks in
11 years between 1980 and
2012, according 'to .state
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Chairman William Aila of the Hawaii Department'of Landand Natural Resources, center, speaks
to reporters at a news conference in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Hawaii officials plan to
spend the next two years studying tiger shark movements around Maui amid what they call an
unprecedented spike in overall shark attacks since the start of 2012.

toUrist lost her arm inan
attack last week as she
snorkeled off the coast of
Maul. Four days later, a
16-year-old surfersuffered
injuries to both legs af--
ter a shark bite in waters
off the'-Big Island. 'There
have been,-four attacks in
the last "-month, though
it's not clear what type of-.
shark was involved ineach
incident. :
During a news confer-
ence,; Aila said Hawaii
doesn't know as mAch as it

should about shark move-
ments in waters around
Maui and the Big Island.
That's why it's planning a
two-year study to tag and
.track tiger sharks, which
will begin nfiext month..
Dr. Carl Meyer, a marine
biologist with the Univer,-
sity of Hawaii, said the
study will'focus 'on tiger
sharks because- they move
around .frequently and
have'been known to trav-
el all around the islands'

SMeyer, who isleading the
study, said tiger sharks can
travel up to 100 mile's in a
day, don't stay in one area
very long and can swim in
very shallow waters if they
choose to.
Aila said the study will
help determine if signs,
closures or other mea-
sures are needed to mini-
mize encounters between
sharks and humans.
"We have to have empiri-
cal data" before taking ac-
tion, Aila said.

Colorado's marijuana industry: Legal, not cheap

'The Associated Press .'' a requirement set forth, by it will cost to enforce a
.. state lawmakers. earlier brand-hew industry. The,
DENVER Want to be this year. The residency re- marijuana industry is es-
in the legal pot industry quirements which apply, pecially upset about 'dou-
,in. Colorado? Open your from owners all the way ble licensing fees faced by
checkbook. down to so-called "bud- ,sellers of both recreational
Colorado's pot regula-, tenders" who man the and medical pot.
tors opened three days of, counters and measure out Michael. Ellion, head
hearings Tuesday to lay; .,marijuana -' are a hold- 'of ,'the ..Denver-based
out licensing specifics be- over from Colorado's ex- Medical Marijuana Indus-
fore retail sales begin, in listing medical marijuana try "-Group,. complained
Jafiuar. .' industry. that iColorado is'charging
SThe proposed rules re- T hel, operational'; steep fees with no "ratio-
quire would-be 'ganjapre- licefise fees.- according to nal basis in the costs of
neurs" topay up to $5,000 state officials,, are needed enforcementn"
just to apply to be in the to pay for enforcement, He "said pot shop own-
recreational pot business. of the'"nascent industry. ers, -should get a break
Operational licenses cost, Plans call for, an, ambi- -on licensing .fees if they
another $2,750 to $14,000.. tious seed-to-sale tracking want to sell pot to both
Those ,. who want to sell system in which Colorado medical patients, who will
both medical and recre-, will require video surveil- pay lower taxes and be,
national pot'would have to lance of all plants as they abl9 to buy up to 2 ounces,'.
pay double. grow and ,are prepared, and. recreational pot:us-
Successful applicants packaged I and sold to ers, who must be over 21
must also pass a gauntlet customers.. and have lowerpurchasing
;of. criminal background The Department of Rev- limits. .
checks and residency' enue aimed to use seed- .
requirements. to-sale tracking for Colo- X0
The result is expected radio's medical marijuana .
to be an industry that will business, but the .;agency
have as much red tape as ran out. of money before O
green leaves. Colorado is getting the program folly 'a
tryingtoshowitcanstrictly operational. State officials' '
regulate and control a drug said Tuesday they. plan '.s
that has been operating in..- to have the plant-track- i 0
the shadows ,for decades,, ing system operational by in
despite the advent of med- October.:: -. mll:
ical marijuana more than a The Department wants
decade ago; to avoid a budget short- F
Officials' say steep ap- fall and tracking glitches
plication fees. are needed in the larger recreational
to properly screen mari- market, so operational
juana workers,: checking fees are high. Retail stores
fingerprints and screening .will have to pay $3,750 to r
out recent drug felons and $14,000 a year, depending
people with possible' ties on their size. Growers will
to criminal drug cartels, pay $2,750 a year. AM
Colorado will also be. Some' in the industry
screening future marijua-. complained Tuesday that
'na'businesses to make sure Colorado is setting high d N
no owners live out of state, fees before knowing what

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twice as much to enforce
the' law at a. dual-use
facility. It's going to cost
more, but not twice as
much," Elliott said.


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Storm water flows through
a Kelson Avenue ditch that
leads to the Chipola River
in Marianna. Department of
'Health officials are advising
people not to swim in the
Chipola River south of the
Greenway tail on Noland
Street in Marianna.

From Page 1A .
have caused a discharge
of diluted ,but untreated
wastewater into a- ditch
that leads to the Chipola
River," said T.G. Harkrider,
--Environmental Health Di-
rector at the Department of
Health in Jackson County.
"As a precautionary
measure, we are advis-
ing everyone to refrain
from swimming in these
areas until further notice."
The recent rains are also
responsible for the river
rising out of its banks and
creating currents that are
swifter than normal. Be-
cause of these danger-
ous conditions, residents
and visitors are cautioned
against recreational use of
the.river until it returns to
normal levels.
For information on
flood-related issues, con-
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Health in Jackson CountY
at 482-9227 or 'visit www.

From Page 1A
previous year.
OnSept. 6,2012, McClam-
ma and Brandon Hobbs,
both 16, and 15-year-old
Teddy Jeter died in a traf-
fic crash together on Sand
Ridge Church Road. The
three were sophomores,
set to graduate in the Class
of 2015. Each boy's image,
a Bible verse; and other in-
formation is embedded on
a panel of the four-sided
fountain. The fourth side is
dedicated to Carson Elaina
Faircloth, who died of an
illness at the age of 14 on
July 13,2011.
The water pouring per-
petually over the images of
the young people might be
considered symbolic of the
tears that continue to flow
over those losses.
The memorial was pro-
posed by the schoolmates
of the young people who
died, and Jeter's uncle,
Todd Jeter, designed it with
the help of some profes-
sionals in the field.
Young people and adults
held fundraisers to buy
and etch information in

Officials: Georgia school

suspect fired assault rifle

The Associated Press

DECATUR, Ga. A teen
opened fire with an assault
rifle Tuesday at officers
who shot back at an Atlan-
ta-area elementaryschool,
the police chief said, with
dramatic overhead tele-
vision footage capturing
the young students racing
out of the building, being
escorted by teachers and
police to safety. No one
was injured.
Just a week into the new
school year, more than
800 students in pre-kin-
dergarten to fifth grade
were evacuated from Ron-
ald E. McNair Discovery
Learning Academy. in De-
catur, a few miles east of
Atlanta. They sat outside
along a fence in a field for
a time until school buses
came to take them to their
waiting parents and other
relatives at a nearby Wal-
Mart. When the first bus
arrived about three hours
after the shooting, cheers
erupted in the store park-
The suspect, a'19-year-
Sold with no clear ties to

From Page 1A

school officials feared
buses wouldn't be able to
safely transport children
*to and from school on
. Monday.
On Nortek Boulevard in
the Compass Lake. com-
Smuniry. resident Frank
White looked out on the 4-
acre pond near his home
Monday and wasn't re-
ally surprised bywhat he
saw: "Milkshake Lake," he
calls the pond when it gets
like this. So much silt and
sand had washed into the
pond with the rainwater
that. it changed the color
'of the water to a creamy
light brown tone., White
said this happens every
time Jackson County has a
gullywasher like it did last
weekend. He wants' the
county to pave that end of
Nortek to match the sec-
tions already paved or be-
ing paved .
"This is a natural pond
here, and Nortek Boule-
vard runs right past it,"
White said. "In rain like
t we've had, dirt just washes
into it. It used to be 40 feet
deep; I think it's shallower
now because so much has
washed into it over the

the. $40,000 monument.
Support was- overwhelm-
ing, the families say, and
all but about $2,000 has
already been paid to the
maker who agreed under
the special circumstances
to let the monument costs
be paid over time.
To finish off the payment,
McClamma's mother, Jan
McClamma is having some
plastic bracelets made.
which will bear all four
name of those honored on
the monument. She'll sell
those at the school and at
sports functions. She said it
was the thoughtfulness of a
young person that inspired
her to do that. Soon after
the wreck, a young man
handed white bracelets out
in honor of the crash vic-
tims. She still has that one,
and wore it to the memo-
rial dedication ceremony
Tuesday. That gesture and
the many other things that
her son's classmates have
done to show the families
their love and sorrow, she
said, have meant a great
deal to the survivors.
From the very beginning,
the families say, the young
people at Sneads High
School and other schools

LaTrease Akins hugs her 5-year-old son Mark Wheeler after
being reunited after a shooting incident at McNair Discovery
Learning Academy Tuesday, in Decatur, Ga. A teen opened
fire with an assault rifle Tuesday.

the school, fired at least
a half-dozen shots from
inside McNair at police
who were swarming. the
scene outside, the chief
said. Officers returned fire
when the man was alone
and they had a clear shot,
DeKalb County Police
Chief Cedric L. Alexander
said at a news conference.
The suspect surrendered
shortly after and he had
other weapons, Alexan-
der said. Police had no
Though the school has a

years in layer after layer.
"I've lived heYre since
1964, and it's time to do
something. I fish out of
that pond, but its quality
is degrading.' This is not
part of the (Compass Lake
in 'the Hills) subdivision
even though it does run
through it; it's the county's
In Marianna, the sewer
system was in peril. At the
Kelson Street lift station,
three pumps were run-
ning constantly Sunday-
and Monday as the system
tried to keep up with the
flow of water and sewage.
The material in the pipes
is pumped up to the top of
a hill, where gra\ity would
then take over and send it
downward into the cit.'s
sewer, treatment plant.
For most households,
the hardworldking pumps.
caused no serious prob-
lems, but there was an ex-
ception or two.
The husband and father
in one family who lives
in a low-lying house near
Kelson Street and Park
Avenue spent a good part
of'the day Monday trying
to find some help from
the city, his landlord and
the state. Charles Harper,
his five young children
and his pregnant wife had
been unable to flush their

in and around the district
have made them.know that
their boys were cared forby
wide circle.of people.
At the unveiling. cere-
mony Tuesday, the moth-
ers received a single white
rose surrounded by a soft
bed of baby's breath and
fine, feathery fern. It was a
symbol of purity, someone
The fountain was sur-
rounded by several young
Spalm trees that were donat-
ed by people in the com-
munity, the donors names
etched in nameplates that
.had been attached to the
trees. The tropical trees
seemed appropriate shade
for a place in SHS Pirate
And- the families plan
to have some fundrais-
ers in the future to help
their children's classmates
fulfill another desire they
expressed after the wreck;
the students want to see a
scholarship established in
their names.
Teddy's parents, Ted
and Liesha Jeter, and his
little sister, Emma, are also
channeling some of their
energy into something they
believe could save the lives

system where people must
be buzzed in by staff, the
gunman may have slipped
inside behind someone
authorized to be there, Al-
exander said. The suspect,
whose identity was not
released, never got past
the front office, where he
held one or two employ-
ees captive for a time, the
chief said. The man was
being questioned and no
charges had been filed as
of early evening.
A woman in the school
office called WSB-TV as

toilet since sometime Fri-
day,' when the rains be-
gan in earnest. The adults
took quick showers once,
but, saying they smelled
a. sewer-like odor coming
from the shoWer drain,
took their children to their
grandmother's house -for
their baths: on the week-
end. To use the restroom,
they loaded up the kids
and went periodically to. a
couple of businesses and
to the restrooms at a pub's
lic facility for those few.
.days. Fhinall., on Monday.
afternoon, the city opened
a clean-out plug that al-
lowed the backed-up
sewer to flow on to their'
front y-ard and ,relieve the
backed-up plumbing.
Harper didn't like that
solution much,- but said
it was preferable to the
plumbing dilemma. The
city crews treated the lawn
'with all the appropriate
chemicals after that rem-
edy was employed, said
City Manager Jim Dean,
and DEP was 'notified, -as
mandated by state law,
about the sewage on the
ground,. This was a short-
term solution to a prob-
lem that would correct
itself' once the pumps
catch up with the rate of
flow "through the sewer
pipes, Dean said. That,

of many young people in
the future. The other fami-
lies support them in this
quest, as Well.
They want Florida to
strengthen its driving laws
in some way to restrict the
number of underage pas-
sengers that a 16-year-old
driver can have in the e-
hicle when driving with-
out an adult in the vehicle.
They think Florida should
take a lesson from the ma-
jority of states in the na-
tion, where, as of 2006, a
comfortable majority of
the .50 states have some
type of passenger restric-
tion for teenage drivers.
They're asking local leg-
islators to put forth a bill,
and the youngest member
of the Jeter family went
one step further. Emma
Jeter put a letter into the
hands of Florida First Lady
Ann Scott last year. A few
days later, Emma got a
handwritten note from
Gov. Scott. He didn't say
anything about her sug-
gestion, but thanked her
for writing and extended
his sympathies for the loss
that all three families had
The Jeter family thinks

it was happening to say
the gunman asked her to
contact the Atlanta sta-
tion and police. WSB said
during the call, shots were
heard in the background.
Assignment editor Lacey
Lecroy said she spoke with
the woman who said she
was alone with the man
and his gun was visible.
"It didn't take long to
know that this woman
wa serious," Lecroy said.
"Shots were one of the last
things I heard. I was so
worried for her."
DeKalb County Schools
Superintendent Michael
Thurmond praised fac-
ulty and authorities who
got the young students to
safety, staying calm and
following plans in place.
All teachers and students
made it out of the school
"It's a blessed day, all
of our children are safe,"
Thurmond said at the
news conference. "This
was a highly professional
response on the ground
by DeKalb, -County em-
ployees assisted by law

was beginning to happen
Monday, which turned out
to be sunny with barely a
cloud in the sky for most
of the day.
On Tuesday, the Florida
Department of Health in
Jackson County issued an
advisory asking people
not to swim in the Chipola
River south of the Green-
way Trail on Noland Street
in Marianna. The rains had
caused a discharge of di-
luted but untreated waste-
water into a ditch leading
to the river, according to
Environmental Health Di-
rector T.G. Harkrider. The
no-swim notice was also
issued because the river is
rising out of its banks and
creating swifter currents.
The ditch is located
near Kelson Avenue and
the Harper home. Sew-
age was overflowing from
a manhole on Kelson for
a time, ,as well. A section
of Kelson Avenue was
blocked off to one lane on
Monday because of this.
Some of thesewage bub-.
bling out of the manhole
may have drained to the
ditch along with diluting
stormwater. The problems
were in part likely due to
the fact that .the ground
was already saturated
from previous rains, Dean

that scrap of communica-
tion is good start.
As Florida law stands,
once a driver reaches the
age of 16, he or she has all
the normal driving privi-
leges enjoyed by older,
more experienced drivers
who have no restrictions
on the number or ages of
their passengers.
The Jeters believe 16-
year-olds may be too eas-
ily distracted by their peers
to be unrestricted in that
The Jeters, the McClam-
mas and Brandon Hobbs'
parents, Felicia and Stacey
Merritt, say the ceremony
Tuesday and all the sup-
port leading up to it meant
a great deal.
"To build something in
memory of the boys that'
will be forever, that is help-
ing us all, I think. It re-
minds us that their friends,
the faculty and people all
over the county still care
about them, and it's really
overwhelming," said Feli-
cia Merritt.
"It means a lot to us. With
God's help, and with the
support of our community,
we're all getting trough it as
best we can."




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The Associated Press

the master of his genre,
the Dickens of Detroit,
the Chaucer of Crime.
Pretty much every nov-
el Elmore Leonard wrote
from the mid-1980s on
was a best-seller, and ev-
ery fan of crime stories
knew his name. George
Clooney was an admirer.
So were Quentin Taranti-
no, Saul Bellow, Stephen
King and millions of or-
dinary readers.
Leonard, who died
Tuesday at age87, helped
achieve for crime writing
what King did for horror
and Ray Bradbury for
science fiction. He made
it hip, and he made it
When the public
flocked to. watch John
Travolta in the movie
version of "Get Shorty" in
1995, its author became
the darling of Holly-
wood's hottest young di-
rectors. .Book critics and
literary stars, prone to
dismissing crime novels
as light entertainment,
competed for adjectives.
to praise him. Last fall,
he became the first crime
writer to receive, an hon-
orary National Book
Award, a prize given in
the past to Philip Roth,
Norman Mailer and Ar-
thur Miller.
Fewwriters so memora-
bly traveled the low road.
His more than 40 novels
were peopled by pathetic
schemers, clever con-
men and casual killers.
Each was characterized
by moral' ambivalence
about crime, black hu-
mor and wickedly acute
depictions of human na-
ture: the greedy dreams
of Armand Degas in
"Killshot," the wisecrack-
ing cool of Chili Palmer
in "Get Shorty," Jack Bel-
mont's lust for notoriety
in "The Hot Kid."

From Page 1A
One example of the
'dilemma was at Grand
Ridge School..,
Class sizes are capped
at 18 in lower grades,
with the number going
up to 22 after the fourth
Grand Ridge School
Principal Laura Culli-
fer had to add a teacher
and bring in a portable
classroom to handle an
unexpected number of
They had 52 first-grade
students registered at the
school, but they were go-
ing to wait and see how
many students show
up to school and then
work from there, Cullifer
Having two teachers
share a room, called co-
teaching, will be used
withthe second and third
grades to deal with
classes that were'slightly
larger than expected.
Cullifer isn't sure where
why the Grand Ridge en-
rollment has increased.
McDaniel said the coun-
ty's overall enrollment
appears to be about the
same as last year, but the
school board was doing
a "warm body count" to

determine how many
students who registered
actually showed up at
There is a lot of varia-
tion between schools,
she added; some have
more students than last
year while others have

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Egypt questions Brotherhoods top leader in prison
The Associated Press '",last month, where he de- ber-looking Badie sitting
oi te e slivered a fiery speech from motionless on a black sofa
CAIRO- Egypt's mii- o a makeshift stage in which as a man in civilian clothes
tary-backed authorities ar- he denounced the mili- and carrying an assault
rested the Muslim Broth-Brte o, tary's removal of Morsi. His rifle stood nearby.
erhood's supreme leader t- -- i s t arrest followed the killing Meanwhile, the Brother-
on Tuesday, dealing a seri- of his son Ammar, who was hood released the text of
ous blow to the embattled shot dead during violent Badie's weekly message
movement at a time when clashes between security to the group's followers.
it is struggling to keep upt forces and Morsi support- Quoting heasiti from the
street protests against the ers in Cairo on Friday. Quran, he warned that
ouster of President Mo- Badie and his powerful anyone who supports the
hammed Morsi in the face deputy, Khairat el-Shater, current "oppression, sup-
of a harsh government e are to stand trial later this pression and bloodshed"
crackdown. month on charges of com- including Arab and for-
The Brotherhood's spin ri n s w plicity in the killing in June eign governments will
tual guide, Mohammed.of eight protesters outside soon regret their stand.
Badie, was arrested in an .. the Brotherhood's national He also called on the in-.
apartment in the Cairo dis-pac headquarters in Cairo. ternational community
strict of Nasr City, close ti Badie was taken to Tora to "take a strong stand on
the site of a sit-in encamp- p '..rison in a suburb south the side of righteousness,
ment that was forcibly "gl -s d, of Cairo, where a team of freedom for all peoples of
cleared by security forces This image released by Egypt's Interior Ministry shows Mohammed Badie the supreme leader prosecutors Was question- the world, since the age of
last week, triggering vio- of the Muslim Brotherhood after being detained by Egyptian security in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, ing him, security officials military coups has gone
lence that killed hundreds Aug. 20. Egypt's military-backed authorities on Tuesday arrested-the supreme leader of the said, speaking on condi- and you have stood against
of people. country's Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a serious blow to the Islamist group at a time when it ,ion of anonymity because them everywhere in
Badie's arrest is. the lat- is struggling to keep up its street protests against the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in they were not authorized honor of the values of free-
est move in an escalating the face of a harsh government crackdown. to talk to the media. dom, justice and human
crackdown by authori- Tora is the same sprawl- rights."
ties on the Brotherhood, rights with his eminence, protests in Helwan, an in- tians against hisnrule. Heis ing. complex where ex- In the aftermath of last
Which has seen hundreds the guide (leader) in jail," dustrial suburb north of facing accusations of con- president Hosni Mubarak, Wednesday's violent crack-
of its members taken into it said.. Cairo, ahd in Ein Shams, a spring with the militant ousted in the-2011 popu- down on the sit-in camps,
custody. The group's near-daily residential district on the Palestinian Hamas group lar uprising, is being held, the military-backed gov-
The Muslifih Brother- protests, smice Morsi's opposite end of the city, to escape from prison dur- along with his two sons. ernment is considering
hood said Badie's deten- ouster have diminished in shortly before the 11-hour ing the 2011,uprising and Several Mubarak-era fig- outlawing the Brother-
tion would not weaken recent days, with scattered curfew went into effect at complicity in the: killing ures are also imprisoned hood, which has spent
the movement ,or lead its demonstrations in Cairo 7 p.m.. and'torture of protesters there, as are several Broth- most of the 85 years since
followers away from their and 'elsewhere attracting NMorsi has been detained outside his Cairo palace in erhood leaders and other its creation as an illegal
principles, mere hundreds, or- even in an undisclosed location December. Islamists. organization. The govern-
"The people will contin- dozens, of protesters. On since the July 3 coup that ,':Badie's last public ap- After his arrest, the ment has asked the judi-
ue their peaceful struggle Tuesday,. several hundred ousted him, following pro- pearance was at the Nasr private ONTV network ciary for advice on how to
untilthey regain all their Morsi supporters staged tests by millions of Egyp- City protest encampment showed footage of a som- go about aban.

'Free at last, Mandela said, quoting King

SThe Associated Press

speaker, one of the world's
most recognizable black
leaders, was addressing
a joint session of the U.S.
Congress when he quoted
America's top civil rights.
leader. "Free at last, free at
last, thank God Almighty
we are free at last," Nelson
Mandela said to a standing
ovation, quoting words de-
livered in a speech whose
50th anniversary comes
next week.
Mandela and Martin Lu-
ther King Jr. never met but
they fought for the same
cause at the same time on
two continents. Mandela
said he was prepared to
die to see his dream of a
society where blacks and
whites were equal become
reality. King was assassi-
nated in 1968 while work-
ing for that same dream.
Mandela spent 27 years
in prison during white
racist rule in South Africa.
Released in 1990, he went
on to become president
and shared the 1993 Nobel
Peace Prize with the white
South African president,
F.W. de Klerk. King won his
Nobel Peace Prize nearly
30 years earlier,
Mandela traveled to the
United States after he was
released and he spoke at
Yankee Stadium, telling the
crowd that an unbreakable
umbilical cord connected
black South Africans and
black Americans. There
was a kinship between the
two, Mandela wrote in his
autobiography, inspired by
such great Americans as
WE.B. Du Bois and King.
King, for his part, was

3 dead, 5

in shoot


The Associated Press

BERLIN A gunman
opened fire on a meeting
in a village in south Ger-
many on Tuesday, killing
two people and wounding
five before taking his own
life, police said.
A police statement said
the assailant had been at-
tending an evening meet-
ing of a property owners
association in a restaurant
in Dossenheim, a village
near Heidelberg, aboui
273 miles (440 kilometers
southwest of Berlin. '
Heated words were ex-
changed and the mar
stormed out but returnee
Later with a weapon anc

unable to visit South Afri-
ca. In 1966 he applied fora
visa after accepting invita-
tions to speak to university
students and to religious
groups but the apartheid
government refused to
give him one. In Decem-
ber 1965, 'King delivered
a speech in New York in
which he denounced the
white rulers of South Afri-
ca as "spectacular savages
and brutes" and called
on the U.S. and Europe
to boycott the nation, a
tactic the West eventually
embraced and that helped
end white rule.
"In South, Africa today,
all opposition to white
supremacy is condemned
as communism, and in
its name, due process is
destroyed," King said. "A
medieval segregation is
organized with 20th-cen-
Stury efficiency and drive.
A sophisticated form of
slavery is imposed by a
* minority upon a majority
which is kept in grinding
poverty. The dignity of hu-
man personality is defiled;
and world opinion is arro-
gantly defied."
King and Mandela were
, inspirational symbols for
Huge freedom struggles
happening in both coumn
tries, said Clay Carson, a
Stanford professor and di-
Srector of the Martin.Luther
King Jr. Research and Edu-
cation Institute.
S "I think both of them
Were moral leaders. Both
were people who had very
Strong principles, stuck to
Those principles even in
* the face of criticisms, and
Sin Mandela's case being
in prison for such a long
Timee" said Carson.




' opened fire on the meeting
before turning the weapon
i on himself, the statement
The five wounded were
Rushed to the hospital,
Where one was reported in
i serious condition. None of
the dead or injured were
I identified.
Police spokesman Tobias
SKeilbach said it was un-
clear exactly what prompt-
ted the shooting and "the
a precise sequence of events
t is unclear."
I Those who attended the
meeting but were not in-
- jured were so badly shaken
i that police have been un-
i able to question them, he
I said.

King's widow, Coretta
Scott King, attended Man-
dela's 1994 inauguration.
as South Africa's first black
president Shewas on the
podium as Mandela gave
his speech at a celebration.
"I looked over to her as I
made reference to her hus-
band's immortal words...
'Free at last! Free at last!"
Mandela wrote in his au-
Stobiography "Long Walk to
Mandela again quoted
from the "I Have a Dream"
speech "Free at last, free
at last, thank God Al mighty
we are free at last" dur-
ing his 1994 address to the
U.S.. Congress. Mandela,
95, has been hospitalized

since June, much of that
time in critical condition.
'Denis Goldberg, a close
Mandela friend who spent
two decades in prison
while Mandela was incar-
cerated, noted that one
major difference between
America's and South Afri-
ca's racial equality struggle
was that U.S. blacks were
a minority in their coun-
try while blacks in South
Africa "were an oppressed
Carson puts King and
Mandela in the samecat-
egory as Mahatma Gan-
dhi, India's nonviolent in-
dependence leader. Both
Mandela and King were
influenced by Gandhi.


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High School Football

Hornets using open week to play catch-up


It's jamboree week in Jackson
County, with the Sneads Pi-
rates, Marianna Bulldogs, and
Graceville Tigers all competing
in preseason action Friday.
However, the Cottondale Hor-
nets will not be in action this
week, with coach Mike Melvin
choosing not to participate in
an exhibition game ahead of
the team's regular season open-
er at Freeport on Aug. 30.

The extra practice time gives
the Hornets a chance to spend
more. time preparing for that
meeting with the Bulldogs, as
well as to try to make up for lost
time with a roster that is still
coming together.
"With the weather how it's
been and having been out of
school (Monday), I'm glad
we're not getting ready to play
a game this week," Melvin said.
"That would really set us back.
We're still working on the fun-
damentals and we've still got a

long way to go. I'm glad we can
focus on practicing and getting
ready for ourselves before we
start focusing on Freeport."
Freeport is competing in a
preseason classic this week,
which gives the Hornets a bit
of a head start in the prepara-
tion for the season-opening
But Cortondale has faced a
bigger challenge in fall practice
than getting ready for a tough
opponent in the form of incon-
sistent attendance since the fall

session began Aug. 5.
Melvin said that the Hornets
had yet to have all 26 of their
players at practice on the same
day yet, though he said he was
expecting for everyone to be to-
gether Tuesday.
It's an issue that dates back
to the summer, the coach said,
and one that could make the
early season games even more
difficult to manage.
"It's been tough. You just
hope that they can get them-
selves in shape quick because

conditioning is going to be big
early," Melvin said. "Some of
the guys who have never played
are getting good reps in prac-
tice, which is good, but they all
need to be getting those reps.
The guys that have been there
the whole time, we feel good
with. Guys like (Derrick) Wil-
son and (Norris Calhoun) and
(Brian) Slesser; it's just a matter
of them bringing the other ones

Sports Briefs

High School Football
Friday- Holmes County at
Graceville, 7 p.m.; Marianna
atWaklla, 6:30 p.m; Sheads
vs. West Gadsden/Munroe in
Quincy,-6:30 p.m.

High School Volleyball
Gracevilleand Cottondale
will compete in a preseason
classic at Chipley High
School on Thursday, with
Graceville playing Holmes
County at 4 p.m. and Cotton-
dale vs. Bethlehem at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday.
Sneads will travel to Leon
High School for a preseason
classic Friday and Saturday
with matches against John
Paul Catholic and Maclay.

Marianna Recreation
Marianna Recreation
Department will offer five
soccer leagues to give boys
'.and girls the opportunity
to play soccer. Registration
for youth ages 5-18 will be
held through the Friday.
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The
Marianna Educational and
Recreational Expo (MVERE)
located at 3625 Caverns Road
inMarifinna '
The'registration fee for
socer i^3'0 for participants
wiO live inside the City limits
of Mariaina and $45 for par-
ticipanits who live outside the
City limits qf Marianna. The
fee must be paid with a check
or fiioney order. No cash will
be accepted.
All participants must bring
a copy of their birth certifi-
cate. The age of all partici-
pants on Aug.-1 of the current
year will be the player's age
for the erintire season.
The.number of leagues and
corresponding ages could
vary depending on the total
number of participants that
register. Anyone that may
be interested in coaching a
team or officiating youth soc-
cer please contact with the
Marianna Recreation Depart-
ment at 482-6228 or come by
during registration.

Seminole Club
Scholarship Dinner
The Panhandle Seminole
Club Kickoff Scholarship
Awards Dinner will be held
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in
the First United Method-
ist Church Wesley Center in
The guest speaker will
be Florida State Seminoles
head baseball coach Mike
Martin, and this year's four
scholarship winners will be
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Tommy White carries the ball for Marianna during a practice last week.


Bulldogs face stiff

preseason test


The Marianna Bulldogs will face an incred-
ibly difficult schedule in the 2013 season,
and they'll get their first taste of the daunt-
ing gauntlet they'll have to traverse Friday
night when they head to Crawfordville to take
on the Wakulla War Eagles in a preseason
The varsity starters will face off in the first
half before the junior varsity and the second-
and third-string players finish up in the sec-
ond half.,.
It's the first of two meetings between the
Bulldogs and War Eagles this year, with the
teams matching up in the regular season
Sept. 13 in Marianna.
Friday's contest will not count in the record
book, but it is not without significance for a
Bulldogs team looking to build confidence
after a lopsided loss to Rickards in its spring
"We just need some good stuff to come out
of it," first-year Bulldogs coach Mark Beach
said Tuesday. "Wakulla's a real good team
with a great coach. It's a storied program with
great athletes. They're tough, so we've got to
get some small victories. We have to have an
identity, be able to run the ball and throw it,
-and perform on'defense. But it's a lot easier
said than done."
The War Eagles are coming off of an 11-1
season under coach Scott Klees that ended
with a 14-7 loss to the eventual 5A state
champion Godby Cougars in the regional
Playing an opponent of such quality in the
preseason is quite the task, but Beach said
the positive is that his players will learn a lot
about themselves and how far they've come
since the summer very quickly.
"When you play a team of that caliber, ob-
viously there's a gauge there that shows you
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College Football

Florida counting on

Jones returning soon

Florida running back Matt Jones (24) runs past Florida State defensive
back Nick Waisome (6) for a 32-yard touchdown last season.

The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida's
depth chart at running back
looks like this: a career backup, a
walk-on and a former safety.
With a beefed-up offensive
line and a few new faces in the
backfield, the 10th-ranked Ga-
tors were supposed to have an
improved, maybe even feared,
ground game this season.
But with starter Matt Jones
sidelined because of a viral infec-
tion and freshmen Kelvin Taylor
and Adam Lane continuing to
have ball security issues, Florida's
rushing attack is alarming for all
the wrong reasons.
"Any time you have something
like this and you're in uncharted

waters and you're uncertain of it,
you always plan without the play-
er," coach Will Muschamp said.
"If the player's there, it's great.
That's gravy for everybody."
It's unclear when Jones will
The 6-foot-2, 226-pound soph-
omore was diagnosed early this
month, lost what several team-
mates called significant weight
and has missed nearly three
weeks of fall practice.
Jones had blood work done
Monday, Muschamp said, and is
working out regularly. But getting
no on-the-field work is making it
more and more likely that Jones
will miss Florida's Aug. 31 season

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NFL Preseason

Broncos' Miller suspended 6 games

The Associated Press

Broncos linebacker
Von Miller received a six
game suspension -under
the NFL's substance-abuse
policy Tuesday, taking
away the best defensive
player from a team man.
expect to make a run at the
SSuper Bowl. ;
The league wanted a lon
ger penalty for the third
year linebacker, but the
sides agreed to 'less thai
half the season, a person
familiar with the nego
tiations between the line
backer and the NFL tol!
The Associated Press.
The person who spoke tc
the AP did not want to bi
identified because detail
About the negotiation
were not public.
,.Broncos executive vio
president John Elway saic
the team was frustrate
with what happened "and
I think, disappointed i]
Von," '
"We'll live with that de
cisioin," Elway said. "'Wha
I'd like to do is try to do ev
erything we tan to prevent
any other situationss..
According to the NFL
Miller is eligible to pla
and practice through, th
last two preseason games
His suspension, without
pay, will begin Aug. 31, an
will cost him more thai
$800,000 of the nearly $2.
million he's scheduled t
make this season:
He'll be allowed at th
team 'facility,. but not a
practice during the sus
pension. He can return t
the field Oct. 14, the da

after Denver's home game
Against Jacksonville, and
will be eligible for an Oct.
r 20 contest at the Indianap-
- olis Colts.
r After being notified of
Sthe decision, Miller re-
g leased a statement saying,
e "although my suspension
y doesn't result from a posi=
e tive test, there is no excuse
for my violations of the
- rules."
- "I made mistakes and
e my suspension has hurt
i my team, Broncos fans,
i and'myself," he said. "I am
- especially sorry for the ef-
- fect of my bad decisions
d on others. I will.not make
the same mistakes about
o adhering to the policy in
e the future."
s The NFL has two drug
s policies one that covers
use of performance-en-
e hancing substances and
d the "Policy and Program
di for Substances .of Abuse"
,. 'that -applied. to .Miller's
a case..
There are ways to violate
- the drug policy without
it necessarily testing posi-
- tive. They include missing
it latest, refusing to test, tanm-
pering with tests or ghing
L, a diluted mine sample. ,
y The Broncos 'had 'been
e operating throughout
s. the'preseason as if Miller
it would be with them for
d their regular-season open-
n erSept. 5.
3 '"1I don't know if thai was
o confidence as much as
it was wishful thinking,"
e- 'coach John Fox said.. "I
at think we all tend to look at
s- the glass half full instead
o .of half empty. But now
y the reality isthere and I'm

kind of gladwe've gotten to
where it is finalized."
It gives Fox a chance
to finalize "Plan B" for-a
team listed at most Vegas
sports books as the favor-
ite to win the Super Bowl.
Miller is thebest player on
the Broncos defense the
second pick of the 2011
draft, .the NFLs 2011 De-
fensive Rookie of the Year
and runner-up last season
-for the league's Defensive
Player of the Year. He had
182 sacks last season and
30 over his two years.
Likely totake his. spot at
the' rush linebacker posi-
tion is Shaun Phillips, a 10-
year veteran the Broncos
signed in free agency dur-
ing the'offseason.
Others in the mixin a
juggled linebacker corps
include Nate Irving, Wes-
ley Woodyard and Danny
Trevathan. Another.linee-
backer, Stewart Bradley,
had emerged as a front-
run-per over Irving'at THEASSOCIATEDPRESS
middle linebacker during Von Miller will serve a six-game suspension under the league's
training camp, but he hurt:substance-abuse policy. The league wanted a longer penalty,
his left wrist in a preseason : but the sides agreed to less than half the season.
game Saturday night anid.:
underwent surgery.., ,owed to-practice with the, with' turmoil.
On'Tuesdav, the Broncos team. He also must clear'- "Has not changed," Pey-.
signed 12th-year veteran. up his recent arrest for fail- ton ManningsaidTuesday.
Paris Lenon. who played ing to appear in courtfor before word of the six-
ahead of Bradley in Arizo- traffic violatiofis. News. of,.game suspension became
nalastyear. the arrest came as Miller official. "There's 1een a lot
"We're going:to have to was-- deep in negotiations of noise and speculation.
have guys play better," Fox with the league and the But Von is one of our team-
said. "Everybody is going union over his case, about mates. He's part of the fam-
to have to step up. I knov. : which he repeatedly insist-i ly, and I certainly have his
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number of issues pending
before his return. Among
them, staying in playing
shape while not being al-

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last season ended with a
loss to Baltimore in the di-
visional playoffs.
The Broncos lost their
second-leading sack man,
Elvis Dumervil, because
of a foul-up with a fax ma-
chine while his contract
was being finalized. Two
front-office executives got
arrested on drunken-driv-
ing charges and were sus-
pended. Miller's status has
been the news since train-
ing camp started, though
it. has 'shared headlines
with a steady beat of inju-
ries coming out of training
All of which threatens
the focus of a team that
brought Manning in to win
the Super Bowl now.
"I think sometimes you
can use distractions to
your benefit,. in the fact
that distractions are also
when you. are getting pat-
ted on the back all the
time, which we have been
quite a bit," Elway said.
"Von was a big part of our
defense and we're going to
have to ilay and ,pick up
that slack." *:'
Miller will be sidelined
for the season, opener
against Baltimore, then at
the NewYork Giants, home
against Philadelphia and
Oakland, at Dallas and
home against Jacksonville.
His return coincides with
Manning's. first game in
Indianapolis since he last
put on a Colts uniform.
S"The guys around him
have to play better," Fox
said. "The guys on the oth-
er side, of the, ball have to
Splay better. That will be the
challenge to our team."

Eagles coach Kelly ackStarting

Philadelphia's Michael Vick (left) avoids a tackle by
Carolina defensive end Wes Horton.

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;took a pay cut and had to compete
for his job when he returned to the'
Eagles. :. .' '
Part of the choice had to do with the
up-t6mpo offense mapped outbynew
coach Chip Kelly.
"I just thought," Vick said, "this was
the. best opportunity, the best fit for
me." '
Turns. out, Vick was the best fit for
With his first chance to put his stamp
on Philadelphia's offense, Kelly named
Vick the starting quarterback on Tues-
day, giving the veteran the nod over
Nick Foles after a sterling effort in/the.
preseason.. ,
"He's our starter for the season,"
Kelly said. "It's not. a one-game trial
There wasn't a lot of suspense with
Kelly's decision, which was announced
after practice onTuesday, and after the
coach met with both players. About
the only surprise was the timing -
Kelly had hinted he might not name a

starter until closer to the opener. But
'Kelly, in his first.season after coach-
ing at Oregon, ended the mystery and
'will have Vick taking the snaps when
Philadelphia opens the regular season'
at Washington Sept. 9.
S"I'm not surprised at all," Vick said,
"I told him. 'Thank you, I appreciate it
and I won't le'tyou down.""
Vick has been solid in two preseason
games, and Foles, in his second season
with the Eagles, has struggled to grasp
Kelly's multifaceted offense. Vick has
thrown for 199 yards this preseason
and will take a 113.2 quarterback rat-
ing into Friday's game at Jacksonville
(0-2). ; .
Foles has been sacked six times. in
two games, and has a quarterbackrat-
ing of 655, after showing. flashes as a
rookie last season while Vick was, in-
jured. Vick played in just 10 games last
season,'while Foles topped 340 yards
twice as a rookie.
The Eagles (1-1) are coming off a,
4-12 season, coach Andy's Reid's last,;
and haven't made the playoffs since
they won the NFC East at the end of
the 2010 season.

"We had a good amount of tape, a
good amount of us seeing them on the
field," Kelly said. "Aid seeing them in a
'lot of different situations, and wanted
to put a guy in place, if we could, in
enough time to get us to prepare the
season." .. '
Kelly. has only shown flashes of his ,
up-tempo offense in the first two pre-
season games and defenses already
seem tired and confused while the',
Eagles are moving theball with ease.
The first-team offense ledbyVick and
Poles has four touchdowns on eight-
plus possessions in two games.. One
drive ended with an end-zone inter-
ception and two others ended with
Behind Foles will be Matt Barkley,
rookie from Southern Cal
"The competitor in me, you always'
want to be the one on the field play-
ing," Barkley said. 'At the same time,
I love Mike. We've gone about it the
right way We've kept our great friend-
ship and we've pushed each other. I'm
proud -of him. I'm going to. do any-
thing I can to help him become the
best quarterback possible."

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BEREA, Ohio Brandon
Weeden had a lot to prove.
-Before his second NFL sea-
son began, he had to con-
vince some teammates,
a new coaching staff and
front office and. many
skeptical Cleveland fans
he deserved to start.
He desperately wanted
to be their quarterback,
the guy.
On Tuesday, Weeden's ef-
forts were rewarded.
.Browns coach Rob
his starter, an announce-
ment that erased any
uncertainty and there
wasn't much that the
second-year QB would be
behind center for the Sept.
8 season opener against
Miami. Weeden has' spent
the past few months. do-
ing everything he possibly
could to win the job, and
he did fair and square.
"Brandon has earned
this," Chudzinski said, "and
that's extremely important
to me that he did. He has
gained my. complete trust.
He has gained his team-
mates' complete trust and
this organization's trust.
We're all behind him and
we'U.all be behind him to:
support him."
Weeden, .who survived
- a bumpy rookie season,
Took thenews that he had
beaten, out veteran Jason
Campbell in typical stride.
Unlike a year ago, when
he was essentially anoint-.
ed as Cleveland's No. 1,
from the moment he was
selected in the first round
of the draft, Weeden had to
fight for this. He immersed
himself in the playbook-
to learn the Browns' new
system and performed at
a high level during spring
practices and summer
Straining camp. '
If there was any doubt,
Weeden removed it by
completing 18 of 25passes.
for 229 yards with three
touchdown's-and no inter-
ceptions in two preseason
gam es. :
Case closed. -....
"I've taken the steps that
I needed to take to better
myself," Weeden said: "But
I have to keep continuing:
to work, keep continuing
to do. the things that T've
done all along up until this
point to become that play-
er that I want to be. I'm not'

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Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden lines up under center
during a preseason game against Detroit on Thursday in

satisfied. I feel like I have a
lot of work to do, and that's
kind of my mindset mov-
ing forward.'
While there was wide-
spread speculation outside
of Cleveland's locker room
about whether Weeden
should remain the starter.
the Browns were certain he
was up ito the challenge. ,
"I cai't really say I1 had
'any -doubt," 'wide receiv-
er Josh Gordon -said. "It
seems as though he's the
guy who's been here.'He's
shown improvement ever
since .he got here, 'every
day,-every week, his com-
mrnitment and work ethic.
He's definitely stepped' up
into that leadership role.
that everybody expects

him. to be. He's doing, a
great job and we're glad to
have him...
"I've got 100 percent faith
in him.'.
'Chudzinski does as well.
The 29-year-old Weeden
has impressed 'his coach
with' every aspect of his
game on and off the
,field. .
"I have been very pleased
with how he has gone out,"
Chudzinski .said. "He has
taken the' opportunity,
seized the- opportunity
and produced. So I have
been pleased 'from, that
stand point and .1 think
that he has garnered a lot
of respect from, not only
me, not only the coaching
staff and the organization

but from his teammates,
aswell.' .
Weeden is just the fourth
Browns quarterback-and
first since Charlie 1rye in
2007 to open 'consecu-
tive seasons as the starter.
Tim Couck (2000-01) and
KebIlyHolcomb (02-03) are
the others.
"I knew I had to impress
the people that ultimate-
ly "make the decisions,""
Weeden said. "That's all 90
of us thaiare-oufhere.My
mindsetdidft change. My
mindset was getting better
focus, just doing the things.
that I needto ido to become
a bettefrplayer.' ,
Weeden nowbelieves evw
eryone.within the Browns'
organization has his back.
"I do. Absolutely,'! he
said.c "I fel like I have' the
support f rom players on
up." .
While others wondered if
he would succeed, Weeden
said self-doubt was never a
factor.. .
"I've always put the pres-
sure on myself that I was
going. to be the guy," he
said. "I was going to do ev-
erything I could to be the
guy. I can't say that I ever
.doubted it. My mentality
was that I was again go-
ing to take the bull by the
horns and be the guy and
do everything in my power
to make it where they had
rio choice but to name me
the guy."; ;
He's the guy.
NOTES: Chudzinski said
RB. Dion'Lewis will likely
be placed on season-end-
i"g injured reserve with a
broken leg. Lewis had sur-
gery on Monday to repair
the fibula he broke during
Thursday night's win over
Detroit... As expected, LB
Barkevious Mingo will sit
out Saturday's game at In-
dianapolis with a bruised
lung. Chudzinsld said Min-
go's medical evaluation "is
an ongoing thing." Mingo
was spirting up blood on
the sideline : Thursday
night with the unusual in-
jury. The Browns still aren't
sure when he was injured.
... Guard John Moffirt, ac-
quired in a trade Monday
from Seattle, came out for
practice but was sent in-
side by Chudzinski. Moffitt
is expected to compete for
the. starting job while la-
son P inkst6n and Shawn
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meet again with Andrews
within the next three

WASHINGTON Now weeks, hoping to get the
the Washington Redskins final thumbs-up to return
have two quarterbacks to the field.
'hoping to get cleared i-a Cousins was hurt when
time to play in the regular he was tackled from be-
seasonopener. hind by linebacker Law-
The Redskins survived rence Timnmons at the
a scare Tuesday when an end of a 7-yard scramble
MRI. revealed no major in the second quarter of
ligament damage in Kirk Monday night's 24-13
Cousins' sprained right win. Cousins grabbed his
foot, said a person famil-k ankle, got up and limped
iar with the situation. The toward the huddle, then
person'who spoke to The plopped down on the turf
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edition of anonymity be- rest, unable to continue.
cause' the team didn't an- X-rays taken after the
nounce the -results, said game were negative,, but
Cousins should he back in the Redskins were wary
time for the Week 1 game because of a similar injury
against the Philadelphia suffered by rookie safety
SEagles on Sept. 9. Phillip Thomas in the first
That's also the projected preseason game against
return date for Robert theTennesseeTitans.
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a remarkable comeback' Redskins are left with two
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Griffin said he received veteran .Rex Grossman
a favorable report w.Ivhen and comeback-hoipeful
he was examined by Dr. Pat White. Grossman was
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Former Miami Dolphin's quarterback Bob Griese (left) holds a signed jersey with President Barack Obama and Hall of Fame
coach Don Shula, 41 years after their perfect football season. Obama honored the Super Bowl VII Champion Miami Dolphins in
the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington.

Obama honors undefeated team

The Associated Press

were gray-headed, others
a bit stooped, at least one
carried a cane. But despite
age, there were still hints
of the large frames that
had once donned football
pads and exploded count-
less times from lines of
scrimmage during an un-
forgettable season.
Nearly three dozen
members of the 1972 Mi-
ami Dolphins finally re-
ceived their White House
moment Tuesday, 40 years
after they made history by
winning 17 games and los-
ing none an undefeated
achievement that no NFL
team has ever matched.
President Barack Obama
welcomed the former
players to the East Room,
a periodic occurrence at
the White House these
days for current sports
Four decades ago, how-
ever, saluting athletes was
not an established tradi-
tion. And the Watergate
scandal was preoccupying
President Richard Nixon
back then anyway. So the

men of that historic Dol-
phins team had not re-
ceived their due.
"I know that some peo-
ple may be asking why
we are doing this after
all these years," Obama
deadpanned. "Mly answer
is simple: I wanted to be
the young guy up here for
SThe faces were still rec-
ognizable: Hall of Famers
Larry Csonka, the team's
star fullback; quarterback
Bob Griese; offensive line-
man Larry Little; lineback-
er Nick Buoniconti; and of
course their leader, coach
Don Shula.
"Some of theit are a
little harder to recognize
these days," Obama said.
"They don't have the Afros,
the mutton chops, the Fu
Obama, an avid sports
fan and regular ESPN
watcher, made clear to the
Dolphins and his audience
that as a Chicagoan; his
football team is the Bears.
"We understand," Shula
said. "Youhave to root for
Obama noted that two
years ago he 'recognized

the 1985 Bears on the
White House South Lawn.
The team had not received
the usual White House re-
ception in 1986, a decision
attributed to the space
shuttle Challenger disas-
ter, which occurred two
days after the Bears beat
the New England Patriots
in the Super Bowl.
"That day I called them
the greatest team ever.
But, I mean, take it with a
grain of salt," the president
added sheepishly] with the
Dolphins clustered behind
him. "The Bears lost once
in their nearly perfect sea-
son." Then he paused for
effect. "It happened to be
to the Dolphins."
Obama praised their
post football careers, not-
ing that members of the
team included a minister,
a mayor, a doctor,. a state
senator, a high school
counselor and a number
of successful business-
men. He singled out Buo-
niconti for helping found
a leading spinal cord re-
search center, the result of
an injury sustained by his
son on the football field.
Shula and the- players

LB faces marijuana charge

LBfaces marijuana charge

The Associated Press

falo Bills linebacker Nigel
Bradham said Tuesday
he doesn't want to be ,a
distraction to the team
after police said they tick-
eted him for
during a.
traffic stop.
"It's just a
legal issue,"
Bradham Bradham
said while at
training camp in Pittsford.
"I made a mistake, that's

the 2011 NFL draft out of
Florida State. He started 11
games last season, making
57 tackles, and is expected
to have a significant role
in Buffalo's new defensive
scheme. He is the starting
weak side linebacker and
is known for his range and
"I have to abide by the
rules and I know that,"
Bradham said. "It was a
bad decision."
In addition to marijuana
possession, Bradham also
was cited for having the

windows of his 2008 Range
Rover tinted too dark. He's
scheduled to appear in
town court Sept. 11.
NOTES: The Bills waived
offensive lineman Keith
Williams Tuesday morn-
ing. Williams had been
designated as waived/in-
jured after missing much
of training cafip due to
injury. Williams played in
two games for Buffalo last
season after a stint on the
practice squad. ... Buffalo
(2-0) will meet Washington
(2-0) on Saturday

.gave Obama a Dolphins'
jersey with No. 72 on it.
It didn't bear his name;
instead it simply said
At least three players,
including Hall of Fame
center Jim Langer, did not
make the trip to the White
House, citing political dif-
ferences with Obama.
Little and Griese, speak-.
ing to reporters afterward,
said they regretted that
those former teammates
* missed the ceremony.
"I don't have any
. thoughts about those
guys. I'm just sorry that
they weren't here," Griese
said. "We had a great day.
The .White House treated
us greatly. Everybody who
was here was happy they
were here."
Dolphins owner Ste-
phen Ross a.Republi-
can paid the players'
expenses. ,
Little said the visit felt
like a career capstone.
"I can go no higher.
This is it," he said. "Hall
of Fame, 17 and 0, 32 and
2 over two years, and now
being on the White House
grounds. Can't beat it."

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Cruz not worried

about heel bruise

The Associated Press

N.J. The New York
Giants are giving wide
receiver Victor Cruz's
bruised left heel a little
extra medical attention.
The team's leading re-
ceiverthepasttwo seasons,
Cruz walked to a podium
Tuesday using crutches
and with his foot in a boot
It raised some immediate
concerns about'the sever-
ity of his injury.
"Why does every-
one look so sad," Cruz-
quipped after looking at
The reality is the Giants
are just being cautious
with the regular-season
opener at Dallas less than
three weeks away. Cruz
did not practice on Tues-
day, and it seems unlikely
that he will be a target for
Eli Manningin the annual
bragging rights preseason
game at the Jets on Sat-
urday night. He might
-not even play in the pre-
season finale against New
England on Aug. 29 if Tom
Coughlin wants to be very
careful. .
"It's all about just getting
better at this point," said
Cruz, who recently signed
a $43 million contract ex-
tension. "I think I have a
firm understanding of the
offense, and me and Eli
have an understanding of

how he likes to hit me and
things we do out there on
the field. So I'm not too
concerned about it. Obvi-
ously I'm a guy that loves
to practice, loves to be out
there. Just a short setback.
And a time where you
never want to have one
- but if there's a time to
have one, it's now. So it's
not bad."
Cruz bruised the heel
Sunday night trying to
catch a long pass from
Manning on the opening
series. It was a jump ball
type of play, and one of
the defenders came down
on his foot. It immediately
went numb.
The. Giants have told
him his status is day to
day, but it looked more
week to week with crutch-
es and a boot.
The 26-year-old hopes
to shed the crutches
soon. He is being treated
with ice and medication
to reduce the swelling. He
added he doesn't think
the injury will linger all
"Once the swelling goes
down, I think I'll be OK,"
said Cruz, who grew up
in nearby Paterson and
created a spot for himself
with the Giants catching
three touchdowns as a
free agent receiver against
the Jets in 2010.
"I just want to be smart,"
Cruz added.

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz watches during
the first half of a preseason game against Indianapolis on
Sunday in East Rutherford. N.J.

He said he anticipates
some sort of action from
the team and National
Football League but doesn't
know yet what that will be.
The 23-year-old starter
was given an appearance
ticket for unlawful pos-
session of marijuana after
he was stopped at about
2 a.m. Saturday and an of-
ficer smelled marijuana,
town of Tonawanda Police
Lt. Nicholas Bado said.
Bradham turned over a
baggy containing a small
amount of the drug. There
was no indication he had
been using it while driving,
Bado said.
Bills general manager
Doug Whaley said the
incident amounted to a
violation of the personal
conduct rule and would be
addressed by the NFL
"It's under review as we
speak," he said Tuesday.
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Dempster was suspended for five
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kees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch
last weekend.
The penalty was announced Tues-
day by MLB senior vice president Joe
Garagiola Jr., two days after Demp-
ster hit A-Rod in the second inning
at Fenway Park. Yankees manager
Joe Girardi was fined for arguing with
plate umpire Brian O'Nora.
Dempster's fine was $2,500 and
Girardi's was $5,000, people familiar
with the discipline told The Associ-
ated Press. They spoke on condition
of anonymity because the amounts
were not announced.
Dempster won't appeal the
"I thought it was in the best interest
of my team to go ahead and serve my
suspension," he said before Boston
played the Giants in San Francisco.
He was scheduled to pitch .Satur-
day at the Los Angeles Dodgers, but
now could be pushed back to next
Tuesday's homestand opener against
Baltimore. He will throw a simulated
game onFriday.
Earlier Tuesday, Girardi insisted it
would be "open season" on Rodriguez
if MLB failed to suspend Dempster.
"I think I made my feelings pretty
clear then," hesaid after the suspen-
sion was announced.
Dempster threw one pitch behind
A-Rod's knees and two more inside
during the second inning. Then his 3-
0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow
pad and ricocheted off his back.
Girardi sprinted onto the field,
screaming at O'Nora for not ejecting
the pitcher. Girardi was tossed as the
benches and bullpens emptied, and
Rodriguez homered off Dempster to
spark a sixth-inning rally' that lifted
NewYorkto a 9-6win.
Dempster maintained he was
.pitching inside and wasn't trying to
hit Rodriguez.
"That baseball is a weapon. It's not
a tennis ball. Or it's not an Incredi-
ball that's soft. It's, a weapon, and it
can do a lot of damage to someone's

life," Girardi said before a double-
header against Toronto. "And that's
why I was so upset about it. You can
express your opinion and be upset
with someone, but you just can't start
throwing baseballs at people. I mean,
it's scary."
Girardi said his profane rant at
O'Nora probably was the angriest
he's been on a ball field.
Rodriguez was suspended for 211
games on Aug. 5 for violating base-
ball's drug and labor agreements but
is playing while he appeals. Red Sox
pitcher John Lackey criticized the
rules last week for allowing A-Rod to
Girardi said prior to the announce-
ment that if Dempster wasn't pun-
ished, it would make Rodriguez
"open season for people, and that
can't happen. It's not fair. If a player is
suspended for throwing at someone,
they're going to get their appeal. Are
we just going to throw that out, too?"
Asked later if the level of penalty,
would make it open season, he re-
sponded: "That's my concern. We'll
find out. I sure hope not."
"If you suspend a position player
three games he misses three games,"
Girardi added. "You can suspend, a
pitcher five games, even six games
and he may not miss a start. The off
days come into play."
NewYork didn't retaliate Sunday. Gi-
rardi wouldn't say whether there is a
need to respond when the teams next
meet, at Yankee Stadium on Sept 5.
Girardi said "protecting your own"
in baseball has gone on for "for a long
time. And' unfortunately you're part
of those situations sometimes, but
that's part of the game."
The manager also discussed the
matter with -his 6-year-91d son,
"Part of pitching is pitching inside,
that's all part of it," he recalled telling
the boy. "But I don't ever want you to
hit anyone on purpose."
After Sunday's game, Rodriguez
declined to say whether Dempster
should be suspended.
"I'm the wrong guy to be asking
about suspensions. Holy mackerel,"
A-Rod said with a laugh. "I've gotan
attorney I can recommend."

Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster delivers to the plate in the first inning against the New York
Yankees on Sunday in Boston.

" Angels

Pujols out for remainder of season
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The Associated Press.
ANAHEIM, Calif. '- Al-
bert Pujols finally agreed
he should wait till next
, year.
Pujols will miss the rest
of the season to rest his in-
jured left foot, the Los An-
geles Angels announced
The $240 million slugger
gave up his hope to play
again next month when
the team's medical 'staff
and front office advised
him to, avoid rushing back
to the lineup late in the An-
gels' dismal season. Pujols
partially tore his left plan-
tar fascia last month, and
only recently got his foot
out of a walking boot.
While sitting out the past
three weeks, Pujols repeat-
. ediy said he hoped to re-,
turn at some point in Sep-
tember, even if the Angels
remained hopelessly out
of contention. He even-
tually acknowledged the
plan made sense only as a
salve to his pride.
"It's not an easy decision,
as competitive as I am,"
Pujols said at his locker
before the Angels opened

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is pictured at
the batting cage April 19 in Anaheim.

a series against Cleveland.
"But I also understand that
we (need) to look beyond
the season."
The three-time NL MVP
hasn't played since July 26,
when he partially tore his
troublesome.plantar fascia
while running in Oakland.
Pujols had been rehabili-
tatirig the injurywith hopes
of playing in September,
but the 'struggling Angels'
inability to get into playoff
contention made that plan
increasingly pointless.
Pujols, who has 492 ca-
reer homers and 1,498

RBIs, consulted with owner
Arte Moreno and general
manager Jerry Dipoto be-
fore agreeing to shut him-
self down for the season.
Moreno still owes Pujols
$212 million over the next
eight years in the third-
biggest contract in major
league history.
"It was a decision of the
organization. Arte and Jer-
ry, because I don't make a
decision here," said Pujols,

who had career lows of 17
homers and 64 RBIs this
year. "I put my uniform on
and get ready to play. They
said, 'This is what's best
for the organization in the
long run,' and they came
and brought it to me. And
I just told them, 'Whatever
you guys want to do, I'm all
for it.' It's definitely hard,
as I want to be out there,
but I also understand that
I can't be selfish and put
myself out there."'
The injury has hindered
Pujols all season, forcing
the first baseman to be a
designated hitter for 65 of
his career-low 99 games.
Pujols will finish with few-
er than 30 homers for the
first time in his remarkable
13-season career, along
with career lows in batting
average (.258), on-base
percentage (.330) and slug-
ging percentage (.437).
Pujols also had more
than 150 hits in each of
his first 12 seasons, ending
the third-longest streak in
modern history.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are
teachers and are home most of the sum-,
mer. Our next-door neighbors have two, '
toddler boys and a couple of barking
dogs. They are a nice family except
for the continuous noise and chaos.
which is especially noticeable in the.
summer when windows are open. We
can't enjoy coffee in the morning on ,
our deck or a drink outside in the late
afternoon. '
Realize that everyone has different
parenting styles. Theirs seems to be the
"anything goes, let them express them-
selves" method. I understand thatsmall
kids are noisy and throw tantrums. We
raised two of our own. But when my kids
had a tantrum, they were sent to their
rooms until it ended. These kids scream
and cry all day long.
I honestly don't know how they can
stand it. At least we can shut the win-
dows. Even my low-key husband is
fed up, They rarely take the kids out in

LEO(July 23-Aug. 22)
- Make personal im-
provements that help you
focus on and improve
what you have.to offer.
Don't be afraid to step out
on a limb when it comes
to love.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- Confusion in your emo-
tional relationships will
surface. Communication
will be key to keeping your
options open and your life
journey on track.
UBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- Problems getting things
accomplished will ham-
per your ability to deliver.
Don't promise what you
cannot provide.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -You'll have the drive
to get things done. Alter
your living space to allow
you to finish projects.
23-Dec. 21) It's a good
day to engage in activities
that require your talents,
skills and expertise. You'll
impress someone who
can bring some major
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -Take a different
approach to your daily
chores and you will inspire
those around youto follow
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Partnerships will be
tense if you don't make a
concerted effort to discuss
your feelings openly and
honestly. .I ,I
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -Your unusual ap-,
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personal affairs will lead to
all sorts of interesting arid
unique opportunities.
SARIES (March 21-April
19) -Your changing
mood and unpredictable
nature will cause others to
question your methods.-
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be mniade regarding how
,you spend your time and
whom you spend it with.
SGEMINI (iMay21-June 20)
- Take some time to shop
and pamper youself. En-
joy the company of some-'
onespecial and shareyour
- plans for the future.
CANCER (June 21-July'
22) Discipline will be re-
quired to offset your desire
to indulge, emotionally
and financially.

public, and I can understand why. Is
there any recourse for us? I don't mean
to sound selfish, but is a little peace and -
quiet too much to ask for?

Dear Oregon: We understand your
frustrations, but you.are making a lot of
assumptions about these neighbors and
their parenting style. It's possible that
their toddlers have developmental or
physical issues that make it much mofe
difficult to practice the kind of parenting
you did.
Why not approach them in a friendly
way? Invite them for coffee. Say that the
noise-levels are rather distressing, and
Sask whether there is anyway they could
give yo4 a respite for an hour or two
each day. Another alternative is for you
to close your windows, add fans, plant
bushes, etc., etc. It's not as ideal as hav-
ing the neighbors .be quieter, of course,
but it might be the best you can do.

* *i .411

Bridge players should collect and use distribution
information. There are even a few deals, like today's, in
which the bidding tells declarer exactly who has what.
West did hot have a clear-cut openingwith those two
honors doubleton in spades, but everyone bids these
days. East's response was hardly a thing of beauty,
either. And not too long ago, many expert pairs treated
South's sandwich no-trump as unusual, showing
weak 5-5 in the unbid suits. The argument against one
no-trump as natural was that if North had a weak, bal-
anced hand, it would be easy for the opening side to
double and penalize South. But now, because players
open and respond on used tram tickets,experts treat
one no-trump as strong, promising a good 15 to 18
West led the spade king, which South ducked. Then,
whenWest continued with the spade queen, South
knew the deal's distribution. How?
Since East had started with only four spades, West had
to have four hearts. (If East had had 4-4 in the majors,
she would have responded one heart, not one spade.)
And therefore, the West handhad to be 2-4-3-4 and
East's 4-3-3-3.
South took the second trick and played three rounds
of diamonds. East shifted to a heart. South took that*
and played a club to the jack and king. Now East should
have persevered with another heart, but she erred by
returning a club, so declarer took nine tricks: two
spades, two hearts, four diamonds and one club.
Use the bidding to place the unseen cards.

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'CASE NO.: 32-2009-CA-000933
etal, :
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto a Final..
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Au-
gust 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 32-2009-
CA-000933 of the Circuit Court of the FOUR.-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for JACKSON
County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
MUTUAL BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and GEORGIA
A/K/A ROBERT M. SPIRES; are the Defendants,
The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at II
the 19th day of September, 2013, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment: ,
32431 .
Any person'claiming an interest'in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim.within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on August, 2013.- ,
/s/Dale R. Guthrie
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:.Tammy Bailey ,
Deputy Clerk .
*,See Americans with DisabilitieslAct
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you,are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at
P. 0. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by
phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days
before your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notification if
the timelbefore the scheduled appearance is
less than seven (7).days. If you are hearing im-
paired, please call 711.
ADA Coordinator
P.O. Box 1089
Panama City, Florida;32402
Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717
Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 : 1
CASE NO. 13-PR-200
The administration of the Estate of Lula Cath-
erine Uptagrafft, deceased, whose date of
death was July 1% 2013, and whose Social Se- "
curity Number is xxx-xx-9173, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Jackson County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 4445 La-
fayette St, Marianna, FL 32446. The names and

addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons.
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom © of this notice is re-.
quired to be served must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this

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wwwjcnolIrnANcom. CLASS WIEDS Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, August 21,2013-9 B

The date of first publication of this notice is
August 21,2013.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Andrew L Granger
Andrew L Granger
Florida Bar No. 268275
215 Delta Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Telephone: (850) 386-1993
Facsimile: (850) 386-4773
Personal Representative:
/s/ Teri Hausner
1237 Parrish Rd
Bonifay, FL 32425

CASE NO.: 30 2012 CA 000267


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Au-
gust 12,2013 and entered in Case No. 30 2012
CA 000267 of the Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for JACKSON
County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and PHIL E. MARTIN
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants,
The Clerk of the Court will sell tothe highest
and best bidder for cash at NORTH DOOR JACK-
IDA at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of October,'
2013, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on August 14,2013.
/s Dale R.-Guthrie
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: /s/ Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you,-to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at
P.O 0. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by
phone at (850) 747-5338 at leastseven (7) days
before your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notification if
the time before the scheduled appearance is
less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing im-
paired, please call 711.

LF160206 '

Notice isthereby given-that pursuant to Chap-,
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following applica- '
tion for a water use-permnit has been received"'
by theNorthwest Florida Water Management
Application number 107410 filed 08/05/2013
AFC Florida, LLC, Attn: Ed Lassiter; Prudential
Ag Invest, 201 S. Orange Ave., Suite 795, Orlan-
*do, FL 32801
Requesting-an annual average daily withdrawal
,of 638,000 gallons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer system for Agricultural Irrigation use
Sby an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) in Jackson

County: T06N, R08W, Sec. 18,19; T08N, R06W,
Sec. 18
Interested persons may submit written
comments/objection or submit a written
request for the notice of proposed agency
action (NOPAA) regarding the application by
writing to: Division of Resource Regulation,
Northwest Florida Water Management District,
attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida 32333.
A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be
requested in order to be advised of further
proceedings and any public hearing date.
Written comments/objection or NOPAA
requests must be received by 5:00 p.m.
eastern time on September 9,2013.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this application. Publication of this no-
tice constitutes constructive notice of the per-
mit application to all substantially affected

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Pemnn State Abuse Scandal

Board: Student trustee had choice

The Associated Press

student trustee on Penn
State's board "had to make
a choice" between helping
select the university's next
president or remaining a
plaintiff in a lawsuit filed
against the NCAA by the fanm-
ily of the late football coach
Joe Paterno, a board spokes-
man said Tuesday.
The trustee, 23-year-old
graduate student Peter
Khoury, told the Centre Daily
Times for a story published
Tuesday that he is withdraw-
ing from the lawsuit, which
seeks to overturn stiff NCAA
sanctions imposed last year
because of the Jerry San-
dusky child sex abuse scan-
dal. The sanctions include
a four-year bowl-game ban
and a $60 million fine..
The board is not a party to
the litigation.
Khoury said he was threat-
ened with removal from the
12-trustee' presidential se-
lection committee if he did
not drop out of the suit. The

Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary exits the
Dauphin County Courthouse on July 29 in Harrisburg, Pa.

committee is searching for a
successor to university Presi-
dent Rodney Erickson, who
plans to retire when his con-
tract expires in June.
The board's spokesman,
David LaTorre, said Khoury
and'the other four trustees
who joined in the NCAA suit
have conflicts of interest be-
cause the suit makes "numer-
ous allegations and .claims"
that are at odds with the uni-

versity's position. Khoury is
the only one of the five who
is also on the presidential se-'
lection committee.
"Board leadership has had
conversations with the trust-
ee. plaintiffs in an attempt to
resolve the conflicts," LaTorre
told The Associated Press.
. In Khoury's case, "his per-
sonal interests and positions
in the litigation would have
required that he recuse and

absent himself from signifi-
cant parts of the committee
deliberations and candidate
interviews," LaTorre said.
"Trustee Khoury had to
make a choice between his
personal interests as a plain-
tiff in litigation and his role
as a trustee member of the
presidential search commit-
tee," the spokesman said.
LaTorre denied that Khoury
was given an ultimatum.
"It was his choice," he said.
"Nobody's forcing-the issue."
Anthony Lubrano, one of
the trustees who is a plain-
tiff in the suit, said they all
received an email from the
board's office on Aug. 12
asking them to withdraw
from the case. Lubrano said
that he won't withdraw and
that he was disappointed by'
the board's handling of the
"It's just a sad commentary
that we would begin threat-
ening the youngest among
us," he said' "We can agree to
disagree but we can do it in
a way that's less threatening;

College Fbotball


deals with 4

bowls from

The Associated Press

IRVING, Texas Conference USA has
reached agreements on deals with six
bowl games that will guarantee the league
four postseason spots each year for the
2014-19 seasons.
The league also will have other bowl
partnerships to announce at a later date.
Under the deals announced Tuesday
with the Beef '0' Brady's Bowl in Florida,
the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, the
Heart of Dallas Bowl, the New Mexico
Bowl and the Hawaii .Bowl, C-USA will
send teams to three of those five games
each year. One league team will play in
one of the Texas bowls each season.
The league also extended a longstanding
agreement with the New' Orleans Bowl in
.the Superdome through the 2109 season.
The league has been part of that bowl for
nine'of its 12 games so far.

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where you rank-with one of the
top teams in the state," he said.
"The big thing is you don't want
it from a morale standpoint to
get to out of hand. You want
the kids to go out and compete
against these great athletes and
realize that we're going to be
going against some teams that
aren't that tough, but we've
also got to compete with some

teams like that in our district.
"You just want them. to go
in and compete. We're facing
a tough team and we'll have
to compete just like they do.
Coach Klees and Wakulla want
to come out and get some good
things out of if as well. They
want to win.and we want to win,
so expectations are high."
The jamboree format will fea-
ture very little special teams,
with no kickoffs or live punts
But the game conditions will
otherwise be normal and will

give the Bulldogs a chance to
apply some of the lessons that
have been hammered home by
the coaches since, spring.
"I want to focus on no fum-
bles and no turnovers.'That has
been one of our biggest things
since spring, and no penalties;
those were things that hurt us,"
Beach said. "I want us to have
great attitudes and. sportsman-
ship and play with intensity but
under control.,
After keeping his cards close to
the chest about the quarterback
position throughout off-season,

the coach said that junior Jus-
tin Kent will get the start under
center for MHS after impressing
in practice, .though Beach didn't
say how much Kent would play
"He has played excellent, he
really has," the coach said.. "He's
stepping up. He's still got a lot to
learn, but he's throwing it well-
and getting used to throwing it
around and obviously chang-
ing the offense. He's taking it all
in,'but he works hard every day
and competes. He's just a team
player and a nice guy that helps

the other guys get reps. He's the
ultimate team player from that
standpoint. He wants to help
the team win and is willing to
do whatever it takes to help put
other guys in position to win."
The Bulldogs will be without
starting linebacker Jon Michael
Glover, who is being held out for
precautionary reasons after suf-
fering a concussion in practice.
Beach said he expected Glov-
er to be ready for the team's
regular season opener Aug. 30
against Bay High.

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opener against Toledo.
"All I know is he is pro-
gressing very well," Mus-
champ said. "I get a daily
update. He feels good. He's
doing more and more every
day from a workout stand-
point, and that's all I know.
We're playing it by ear, and
every day we have a staff
meeting, we have an injury
report, and he gives me an
Without Jones, the Ga-
tors have turned to Mack
Brown, a fourth-year junior
who has carried 40 times
for 167 yards in three sea-
sons. Brown was a highly
regarded recruit in 2009,
but has been one of the
program's biggest disap-
pointments since.

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team will be hosting their
3rd Annual Pirates Base-
ball Golf Tournament on
Saturday at Indian Springs
Golf Course.
This will be a three-
man scramble and a
Calcutta will take place at
Beef'O'Brady's on Aug. 23
at 6 p.m. Tee-bff will be a
shotgun style that starts
at 8:30 a.m. The cost will
be $60 a player or $180 a
-Lunch and prizes will be
provided at the tourna-
ment. Come out and enjoy
a round of golf on one of
the last weekends before
college football kicks off.
Call Patrick Jones at
850-557-2913 to regis-
ter a team or for more

"At running back. you
need a certain amount of
reps to, stay in the groove,"
Brown said. "I didn't get that
many reps the last couple
Years. It wfs kind of tough
sometimes.... I don't regret
nothing really. I met a lot of
good teammates. I played
for great coaches. Things
happen for a reason."
Florida also has walk-on
Mark Hemrndon, who, was
awarded a scholarship
Tuesday, and former de-
fensive back yaldez Show-
ers in the mix.
Taylor, the son of former
NFL running back. Fred
Taylor, and Lane were sup-,
posed to rise up the ranks
and push for playing time
this season. But the new-
comers have failed to im-
press the coaching staff.
"No. 1 is ball security,"
Muschamp said. "You've

Optimist Club Golf
The 3rd Annual NE
Jackson County Optimist
Club Golf Tournament will
be held Sept. 13 at the 18-
hole championship golf
course at Indian Springs
Golf Club in Marianna.
Registration begins at
11 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m.
shotgun start. The cost
for the event is $55, which
includes 18 holes of golf,
green fee, cart fee, meal,'
and various prizes.
To pre-register for the
event, call Liz Jackson at
850-557-8637 or James
Miller at 850-209-1621, or
fax .your information to

Chipola Appreciation
The Chipola Apprecia-

got to take care of the foot-
ball. That's the No. 1 thing.
They're very talented run-
ners, but so much more
goes into it other than
just running the football.
They've got to take a step.
Very pleased with' both
guys; They're going to help
us this year. 'How much,
their role, wil] depend
on how they continue to
The Gators ranked 39th
in the nation in rushing last
season, averaging nearly
190 yards on the ground.
Mike Gillislee (1,152 yards)
became the first Florida
, player since Ciatrick Fason
in 2004 to top 1,000 yards
rushing in a single season.
Many believed Jones
would repeat the feat in
2013, especially with three
offensive linemen cen-
ter Jon Harrison, guard

tion Club has kicked off its
annual membership drive.
The standard $250 mem-
bership provides Appre-
ciation Club seating and
Hospitality Room for four
guests at all home basket-
ball games and admission
to all Chipola baseball and
softball games.
The Gold $1,000 Mem-
bership provides reserved
seating for four guests and
general seating for two
more guests. A portion of
membership dues is tax-
deductible. For informa-
Stion, call 850-718-2451.

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

Jon Halapio and left tackle
D.I. Humphries return-
ing and anchoring a unit
that also includes experi-
enced transfers Max Gar-
cia iNMarnland ) and Tyler
Moore (Nebraska). .
Muschamp's philosophy
is to wear opposing defens-

es down on the ground, a
runm-oriented attack that
works best with a big back
like Jones.
And until he returns, the
Gators realize they have to
find creative ways to fill the
"Matt's obviously a pow-

erful runner and brings that
identity in the run game of
being physical." offensive
coordinator Brent Pease
said. "So the other guys
have got to pick that up.
We're not going to change
our identity. They have to
change the void on that."

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