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From staff reports
Authorities are trying to locate a
Grand Ridge woman wflo was report-
ed missing by her mother on Monday
Heather Hunt Stewart, 38, was last
seen by her biological family mem-
bers about a week ago.
Stewart lived for a time in Marianna
but is mIore recently listed as a: Grand
Ridge resident. Anyone with informa-
tion on, her whereabouts is asked to
call the Jackson County Sheriff's Of-
fice at 482-9624 or 482-9648.
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,new voter rolls
Jackson County .
election officials attend
BY ANGIE COOK
The state's "Project Integrity" dis-
cussion tour wraps today in Broward
County In September, Secretary of
State Ken Detzner announced the
outreach effort, which aimed to of-
fer information about "maintaining
See VOTERS, Page 9A
Traffic cameras, speed
sensors, more to be installed
S From staff reports "
The Florida. Department of Trans-
portation (FDOT) reports that the
agency will begin work the week of
Oct. 14 on a $24 million Intelligent.
Transportation System network in
Northwest Florida. The ITS network
will include 183 traffic cameras, 17
overhead message signs, 135 micro-
wave vehicle detectors, 40 travel time
sensors, three road and weather in-
formation sensors and eight highway
ConstructioQn crews will. begin
with the installation of the fiber op-
tic infrastructure for the high-speed
See FDOT, Page 9A
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Man, Marianna girl found dead by hanging
A 15-year-old Marianna girl
and a 33-year old man were
found dead Monday at a wa-
termelon farm off Whitewater
Grade, a road in rural Cal-
houn County. Officials there
say the deaths are believed to
be by hanging. ,and that
it appears to be a case of
The people were described
as migrant workers of Hispan-
Calhoun Count authorities
traveled to Jackson County
Tuesday afternoon to meet
with the girl's mother at her
home in Marianna as the in-
vestigation continues, local
The case is being investigat-
ed by Lt. Jared Nichols of the
Calhoun County Sheriff's of-
fice, special agents with FDLE
and the Medical Examiner's
Office. Identities are not be-
ing released at this time. More
details will be released as
the investigation progresses,
For Jackson Count, HeadStart
.holds steady amid shutdown
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Though the government shutdown has affected many Head Start programs throughout Florida, officials say that Jackson County Head
Start programs are not in immediate jeopardy. I
Funding date proves saving grace
The impact of thepartial government
shutdown is being felt on early educa-
tion programs like Head Start, but not
everywhere. Here in Jackson County,
, officials say our youngest learners are
not in immediate jeopardy of. losing
Our neighbors to the north in Hous-
ton. County, Ala., are scrambling to
keep their Head Start and Early Head
Start programs' doors open, and nine
Head Start centers in Leon, Jefferson
and Franklin counties just reopened
Tuesday after being forced to close last
week, but, Jackson County programs
aren't feeling the same pinch.
Kim Long says it is business as usual
for county Head Start programs.
S"We have not been affected." '
Russ House deal still on table
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Jackson County commis-
sioners anid Marianna city
commissioners have Worked
upa conceptual plan to poten-
tially acquire, and jointly own
the historic Russ House with-
out paying anything for it but,
in a package deal, paying off
the mortgage of the adjacent
Brown house and taking over
The Jackson County Cham-
ber of Commerce, which owns
both buildings, may. consider
the tentative offer as early as
Wednesday. The Chamber has
a meeting set for 3 p.m. on Oct.
9, and the issue is expected to
be discussed. _; .
The conceptual offer was
put together by county and
city staff and Marianna City
Manager Jim Dean presented a
summary of the deal to coun-
ty officials at a county board
meeting Tuesday. The amount
that would be offered to the
Chamber was estimated at
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In this Floridan file photo, a "For sale" sign sits in front of the Brown
house; next door to the Russ House in Marianna.
between $156,000 at $166,000.
The city would pay that, and
the county would use an equal
amount of bed tax dollars to
help take care of the immedi-
ate maintenance needs at the
The two entities would
jointly hold the deed to the
Future rental of the house as
a venue for weddings,. meet-
ings and other gatherings, as
well as the Chamber's monthly
rent, would go into a restricted
. fund jointly controlled by the
city arid county. That fund
would be used to take care of
future maintenance needs re-
lated to the property.
Under the joint plan as it now
stands, if the offer is ultimately
SSee DEAL, Page 9A
"We have not been affected."
Program manager of Jackson County Early
Long is program manager for the
Jackson County School Board's Office
of Early Childhood Programs, which
oversees Head Start, Early Head Start
for younger kids, and other programs.
She says the timing of the school
See FUNDS, Page 9A
:' From staff reports
The Marianna Police De-
partment is searching for
49-year-old, Ted E. John-
I stone. Ac-
Sa press re-
Johnston .charges of
cannabis within 1,000 feet
of a school, possession
of cannabis with intent
to sell within 1,000 feet
of a school, possession of
See DRUGS, Page 9A
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 .
)) Alcoholics Anonymous OpenMeeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA roorr of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
))'Chipola College Registration for Fall C Term
-8a.m. to 3 p.m. Chipola College, Marianna. Visit
.www.chipola.edu or call 718-2211.
)) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church. 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-
Jackson County Senior Citizens 9:15 a.m.
Guest speaker: Mike Nuccio, P.A. from Tallahassee
Orthopedic Clinic in Marianna. Hosting: Sun-
crest/Omni Home.Health represented by Amanda
Harkrider, R.N. Topic: "Fitness and Falls Prevention.",
SFree. Continental breakfast 8:30. Call 482-5028.
)) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The Oaks
Restaurant. U;S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus
is the local community. "Community. Children &:
Ch aracter." Call 526' 3142.
Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90, Marianna. Learn job
seeking/retention skills; get job search assistance.
Jackson County School Board Meeting -4
p.m. at 2903 Jefferson St.,Marianna. Public wel-
come. Agenda posted at JCSB.org. Call 482-1200.
Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
- 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
Room. Free to attend..Curriculum developed by ex-
smokers for those who want to-become ex-smokers
themselves. Call 482-6500.
Grand Ridge monthly council meeting 6
p.m. Grand Ridge Town Hall. Public invited.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.
Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch.:Ne,w and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share,
learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631.
Better Breathers 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hudnall Bui-
dling Community room, Jackson Hospital campus,
4230 Hospital Drive, Marianna.,Speakers:. Kim Dur-
ham, Home Instead Senior Care; Peggy Cobb, RN,
Caresouth Homecare. Subject: "Influenza/healthy
living for you "Free. Call 718-2849.
Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center. 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
Seen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available: Call
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
D Alford Community HealttiClinic Hours -10
a.m. until'last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term ill-
nesses and chronic conditions. Appointments avail-
able (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins welcome,
Sign in before noon.
)) Neel Family Reunion -10 a.m.Three Rivers
State Park in Sneads. Call 593-4474. ,
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of Firsl United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St in Manrianna. ..
Cotton Pageant 6 p.m. GCraceville Civic Cehter
in Graceviile Age;, 3 .21. All proceeds after expenses
benefit Special Olympics of Florida/Jackson County.
Call: 663-4529 or 557-2725.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
AlcoholicsAnonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.
MONDAY, OCT. 14
Marianna Lions Club Meeting- Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
.) Chipola Beekeepers Meeting 6-8 p.m. at the
Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Pennsylvania
Ave., Marianna. Bring a dish for the potluck supper.
Call 482-9620. :
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-
Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet &.Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,
Marianna. *. *
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive inMarianna. Call
AlcoholicsAnonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Panhandle Public Library CooperativeSystem
Board Meeting 4 p.m. at 2862 Madison St.,.
))Jackson CountySchool Board Meeting -
4 p.m. at 2903 Jefferson St., Marianna. Public
welcome. Agenda posted at JCSB.org. Call 482-
1200. :.. '
))Jackson County Public Library Leisure Series
- 6p.m. 2929 Green St. Mariarnna New and un-
usual trees, scrubs and plants for landscaping Call
, Disabled American Veterans Meeting 7
p.m. at the DAV Chapter 22 house, 3083 DAV Lane,
Marianna. Call 209-4310. ,
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist ,
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Chipola College McLendon Educational
Trust Scholarship for Spring 2014 deadline
- Chipola College. Call 718-2445 or visit www.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in theAA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SInternational Chat'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at the
Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter-
national English learners invite the public for the
exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-
)) Caregiver Support Group Meeting -11a.m. to
noon in the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall,
4437 Clinton St., Marianna. Open to all family care-
Sgivers providing care to loved ones or friends. Con-
fidential group, facilitated by a professional group
counselor. Coffee, water, light snacks provided.
T. fie submission deadline for th.: i: iendar i; t.,:, dav: b.for putlii- 10i:,cri Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, R 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
2~.' '* am^E d edit,'rialI,'lt,:ll,:rjarlo, ,ro,.. Si0.i482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Oct. 7, the latest
available report: One hit and run, one ac-
cident with one injury, two informational
calls, one verbal disturbance, one struc-
tural fire calls, six alarms (burglary), five
traffic stops, one civil dispute, one trespass
complaint, one snake complaint, two as-
sists of other agencies, two public service
calls, one open door/window and nine
home security checks.
Jackson County Sheriff's Offices
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Oct. 7, the latest available
report: Five accidents with no injuries, one
missing adult, six abandoned vehicles,
one suspicious vehicle, five information
calls,: one arrest, one highway obstruction,
-.., one verbal disturbance,
..-, two hitchhiker/pedestrian
-- .-- complaints, one prowler,
CR]iME two commercial fire calls,
_ME" one drug offense, 15 medi-
cal calls, two
traffic crashes, one fire alarm, 10 traffic
stops, one larceny complaint, one criminal
mischief complaint, three civil disputes,
one found /abandoned property report,
one follow-up investigation, one juvenile
Complaint, two cars
in the ditch, 17 property/building checks,
. one assist of a motorist or pedestrian, one
retail theft/shoplifting report, four calls to
assist other agencies, two public service
calls, one transport, one threat or harass-
ment complaint, and one violation of
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
Travis Brunson, 23, 2940 Milton Ave.,
Marianna, failure to appear.
John West, 38,19287 NWAlexander St.,
Altha, hold for Calhoun County.
)) Jessica McComb, 24,1744 Florida St.,
Alford, failure to appear.
Ferlean Turner, 25,447 Commander
Lane, Marianna, sentenced to 90 days
) Roosevelt Peterson, 30,2887 Madison
St., Marianna, retail theft.
Jail Population: 203
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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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 3AF
35th Annual Sunland Fall Festival is Oct. 26
Special to the Floridan
The 35th Annual Sun-
land Fall Festival will be
held Saturday, Oct. 26,
at the Sunland Environ-
ment Park. Activities will
begin with a parade at 9
a.m. and the festival will
conclude around 3 p.m.
Sunland is located on S.R.
71 north of Marianna.
In addition to a parade,
the festival features a mul-
titude of activities for all
ages. Numerous vendors
are on hand with a variety
of items for sale, including
a wide variety of tantaliz-
ing food vendors to make
sure no one leaves hungry.
Activities will be ongo-
ing throughout the day,
which will be funt-filled
for both the young and
old. Activities include a
parade, musical entertain-
ment on three different
stages, a haunted house,,
old-fashioned cane grind-
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Numerous activities are held throughout the day at the Sunland Fall Festival for both the young
and the young at heart. Two of the many activities, the ever popular spine-chilling Haunted
House and pony rides for children, are pictured here during last year's Fall Festival.
ing,; pony rides and face,
painting. New to this
year's festival will be B &
B Entertainment, which
will be bringing a whole
host of activities for kids
including a mechanical
bull, a zip line, climbing
maze and jump house.
With family, friends,
and the general public,
Sunland expects more
than 3,000 people will be
meandering through the
park that day. For general
the Fall Festival or to
reserve booths for crafts or
food concessions please
contact Karen HeUrickson
at 482-9373. For parade
information contact Clint
Cox at 482-9387.
Graceville Harvest Day Festival set for Oct. 19
S Special to the Floridan
The 33rd annual Gracev-
ille Harvest Day Festival
vill be held Saturday, Oct.
19, at the Factory Stores
.of America Mall grounds.
This year's festival will
include arts and crafts,
food booths, activities and
games for the kids, enter-
tainment throughout the
day and a huge car show.
The Graceville Harvest Day
Festival boasts one of the
largest antique and classic
car shows in the'area. ,Over
200 entries are expected at
this year's event.
This year's entertainment
line-up includes The Gann
Family, Big River Bluegrass,
The Thompsons and Josh
Cobl. The Graceville High
School and Middle School
Show Choirs will also per-
form. The festival will kick
off with a parade in down-
town Graceville beginning
at 10 a.m. Admission to the
festival is free.
Something new in con-
junction with this year's
festival is a Bike Ride. The
bike ride will offer three
Different routes:, for be-
ginners, a 15-mile route;
for those wanting a little
more exercise, a 26-mile
route; and for the more
experienced riders, a 50-
mile route. For more in-
formation on the Harvest
Festival Bike Ride, con-
tact 'GG's Restaurant 360-
4900 or, Harry Wicksell at
The, Graceville Harvest
Day/, is sponsored by, the
City of' Graceville and
partially funded by the
Jackson County Tourist
Corporate sponsors are VF
Outlet, Rex Lumber and
West Florida Electric Co-
operative. For festival and
booth rental information
-contact Michelle Watkins
at 263-3250. For parade in-
formation contact Teresa
Bush at 263-4744. For car
show information, contact
Terry Allen at 263-4401.
MASTER GARDENERS BUILD BRIDGE
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ictured here is the newly constructed
bridge, recently built by the Master
Gardeners, at the Jackson County Ex-
tension Office. They made an agreement with
the Jackson County Extension Agent, Doug
Mayo who agreed to cover half ofthe expense
of the bridge. The Jackson County Engineer
drew up the building plans for the group so
that they met safety specifications.
They currently have a temporary green
house but have plans to build a green house,
gazebo and demonstration garden. They are
constructing in phases.
Lorraine Buchanan (left) and Judy Stanton (right) are
introduced by Norma Hussey, Third Vice President (center).
During its October meeting, the Marianna Woman'sClub was
pleased to welcome two new members. Lorraine Buchanan
and Judy Stanton were introduced to the members and
assigned to committees. Both ladies are eager to contribute
their time and energy to the various community projects
sponsored by the club.
Founded in 1919, the Marianna Woman's Club is the oldest
community service organization in Jackson County. For
information about the club and its activities, contact Chris
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house Republicans have voted more than 40
times to kill the Affordable Care Act, also known
as "Obamacare," only to be blocked by the
Senate's Democratic majority not to mention the
inevitable presidential veto in the unlikely event the
measure ever got as far as the White House. They've
been roundly mocked for the futility of their repeated
tries. ', ',
But this summer, after huddling privately with outside
Special interest groups, many with ties to the tea party
movement, die-hard opponents of the health care law
settled on what seemed to be a sure-fire strategy. They
would kill any money in support of Obamacare out of
fhe 12 appropriations bills that fund the government
for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
Obama and the Democrats would have to acquiesce
or risk a government shutdown. They didn't and the
government did shut down, with hundreds of thou-
sands of federal employees, presumably those deemed
nonessential, furloughed without pay..
The plan had big money behind it. Over the weekend,
The New York Times reported, "A review of tax records,
campaign finance reports and corporate filings shows
that hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised
and spent since 2012 by organizations, many of them
, loosely connected, leading opposition to the measure."
If that's so, somebody is doing very well out of this
campaignbecause the government shutdown is begin-
ning to fRay. On Monday, Defense SecretaryChuck
Hagel ordered 350,000 furloughed civilian Pentagon
employees back to work..A hurricane threat forced
-the Federal Emergency Management Agency to recall
-several hundred of its workers. And many lawmak-
Sers are finding that federal installations and their
payrolls in their districts are more essential than they
thought. Opinion polls show the public. opposes the.,
shutdown 80 percent in a recent CBS News/NewYoik
While House Speaker John Boehner continues to put
n. oh a brave face, his aides suggest the leadership would
settle for something considerably less than complete
repeal. Perhaps a year's delay in the individual mandate
for health care or scrapping an impending tax onf medi-
-cal devices -anythiing the Republicans.could portray;
as a victory of sorts to prove the shutdown wasn't a
complete fiasco; .,' '
Rep. Martin Stutzman, R-Ind., told the Washington
Examiner. "'We're not going to be disrespected. We have
Sto get something out of this. And I don't know what that
even is."'Meanwhileithere were other signs of wavering
GOP support for the shutdown. Rep. Defmnis Ross,
R-Fla., told The New York Times although Je later
tried to take back his remarks that the fight Was, no ,
,longer over-the funding of Obamacare: "I think now it's,
That should come as some consolation to federal.
workers who have been assured they will event rually get
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Hope, duty and martyrdom
He dn m m
" H T e must be rejoicing
from heaven at what
has been achieved,"
Lord David Alton reflected on the
life of Edmund Campion during
a drive between the U.S. Capi-
tol and Georgetown University.
Campiori Was a Jesuit priest who
was "hanged, drawn and quar-
tered" for his religious faith in
1581. Alton, a longtime member
of the House of Lords, was allud-
ing to the fact that while Campion
was killed for. his Catholic faith,
today 10 percent of the British
population is Catholic, with more
than 850,000 children educated in
Alton has been in the U.S. telling
the stories of English martyrs and
the history of the Jesuit Stonyhurst
College, which many of them at-
tended at a time when Catholicism.
, was outlawed in England. His first
stop was St. Matthew's Cathedral)
in Washington, D.C., where the
capital's archbishop, Cardinal
Donald Wuerl, kissed a cross that
belonged to St. Thomas More,
which Alton had brought with him
from overseas. The gold cross was
believed to have been with More
as he awaited his execution in 1535
forzefusing to compromise his,
With that cross on display at a
breakfast with the Librarian of
Congress on-the second morn-
ing of government shutdown, the
political impasse became a bit Of a
retreat for some politicians. Both
a historic artifact and.a religious
relic of reverence, the cross was a
reminder that religious faith and
civic duty mean something.
The martyred Campion would
not be rejoicing at our relative
.silence in the face of religious per-
secution today. Or at the laziness,
S indifference aind
tion with which
have been treating
both abroad and at
Lopez While threats to re-
ligious freedom are
very real to business
owners, university presidents and
religious leaders who run schools
and hospitals here in America,
people are opening themselves
to martyrdom by simply going to
Mass-in Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria
"Remaining faithful to con-
science and faith" is literally a life-
and-death issue in 16 countries
listed as "of concern" by the U.S.
Commission on International Re-
ligious Freedom, Alton points out.
"People of different faiths from
Baha'is to Sufi Muslims are be-
ing persecuted for their beliefs...
,the only group to be persecuted
in each and every, one of the 16
countries is Christians."
Lord Alton and-Italk a little bit
about Pope Francis and why so
much of what he is saying and
doing is fundamental: "If we don't-
re-evangelize ... we're not going
to win the legislative battles. If we
don't change people's hearts and
minds, we're not going to change
the world around us. The heart of
the human problem: is the human
heart. We.have to soften hearts and
Campion died praying for his,
executioners: "Irecommend your
case, and mine, to Almighty God,
the searcher of hearts, to the erd
'that we may at last befriends in
heaven, when all injuries shall be
The world is one large conver-
sion opportunity when we
forget this, we shut down.
In the ups and downs of cam-
paigns and headlines,.we so often
just don't think things through, The
challenges seem too great, the' bi-
ases too hardened. But what does
that lead to? Cheerleading fora.
so-called Arab. Spring that created
a situation where one could steal a
bulldozer, -demolish a church with
it, all in plain:sight of the military,.
as Coptic Bishop Anba Angaelos-
put it durinrig a visit to Washington,
His Grace was inWashington for
a. hearing on minorities in Egypt
that wasn't it was canceled on
account of the government shut-
down. It gave him an opportunity _
to become "fast friends" with hu-
man-rights champion Rep. Chris
Smith, R-N.J., among others, and
he plans to return for that hearing
at a time when the government is
open for operations again.
It also gave him an opportu-
nity to say on behalf of what he
,estimates to be 10 to 15 million
SChristians in Egypt: "Opt of pain
and suffering comes identity." He,,
says that the Copts in Egypt "are
not broken." They are "resilient"
and in their challenges they ask
onlythat a new Egyptian constidru-
tion respect everyone's dignity and,
religious' freedom. Here at home, '
we had better be good stewards pf
these gifts. .
KathrynLopezisthe editor-'at-large of ,
Natiortal Review Online ww* nationalfeview. ,
Cuom She :an be c:ontacled at
Business pushes ilmmigration reform.
R recently the pharmaceutical
giant Merck announcedlit ,
R :willcut 8,500 jobs in anef-
fort to remain competitive ina rap-'
idly changing drug industry. Earlier
this year, Merck announced'plans
to cut 7,500 jobs, bringing the .total
of workers let go to 16,000. In all,
Merck intends to lay off one out of;
every five of its employees.
At the same time, top Merck offi-
cials are urging Congress to loosen
the nation's immigration laws to
allow more foreign workers into "
theUnited States. In a Sept. 10 let-
ter to House Speaker John Boehner
and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Merck Executive Vice President for
Suman Resources MNlirianGradd-
ick-Weir urged that the U.S. admit
more high- and low-skilled immi-
grants to "address the reality that
there is a global war for talent" and
to "align our nation's immigration
policies with its workforce needs at,
all skill levels to ensure U.S. global
Merck, whose officials did not
respondto requests for comment,
wasn't alone in signing the letter to
Boehner and Pelosi. Other compa-
nies that have laid off thousands'in
recent years Hewlett-Packard,.
Cisco, United Technologies, Ameri-
can Express, Procter & Gamble,
Cigna, Texas Instruments arid
more are also petitioning Con-
gress for more immigrant workers.
In all, representatives of more than
100 big U.S. corporations signed
On Capitol Hill, the lawmakers
who are trying to stop a Gang of
Eight-style comprehensive immi-
gration reform bill believe most of
those companies support reform
because they want to hire immi-
grants at lower wages. Watching
firms fire American workers while
appealing for more immigration is
a disheartening spectacle.
"Senate Democrats, the Gang of
Eight and the White House have::
all apparently decided'that large
'^. .. corporations should
be able to tallor.the
policy to suit their
own financial inter-
ests," said Alabama
Byron Jeff Sessions, a vocal
York Gang of Eight oppo-'
-nent, in a statement.
"Now it falls on the
shoulders of House Republicans
to do the right thing and to defend
the legitimate interests of Ameri-
The fear that Sessions ahd others
have is that immigration reform is
not as dead as some observers be-
lieve. The Gang of Eight bill passed
the Senate in June on a 68-32 vote,
Sbut promptly seemed t0 disappear
in the House.
Republican leaders in the House
stressed from the beginning that a
Gang of Eight-style comprehensive
bill would have no chance. That's
true, but what opponents worry
about is, that the House will pass
" some sort of bill, even a limited
one, that could then go to a House-
Senate conference committee and
eventually come out looking a lot
like the original Gang of Eight bill.
Certainly some industry lead-
ers seem to expect that. In Au-
gust, the San Francisco Chronicle
quoted Carl Guardino, head of the
Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a
trade. association that represents
hundreds of high-tech companies,
saying that after meeting with Rep.
Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Repub-
lican in the House, he's pretty sure
immigration reform will pass.
"Kevin is a longtime personal
friend," Guardino said, accord-
ing to the Chronicle. "We just met
one-on-one and I firmly believe,
without breaking confidences, that
we are going to see deliberative
and thoughtful action in the
House when they reconvene ein
September and October. I would
bet on it." ,
Afterward, McCarthy told the
paper he didn't say that, and a
spokesman said only that the,
House "will move with its own
ideas and solutions i'fan incre-
mental way when it comes -to
immigration." But 66diients of
reform lnow thatinlkaddition to
McCarthy, House Majority Leader
Eric Cantor also favors reform,
as does influential House Budget
Committee Chairman Paul Ryai.
The position of House Speaker,
John Boehner isn'tYf4!ly clear, but
at the minoment, ,ie efi, ire GOP,
leadership team'Is consumed
with the fight over govern men t
spending and the debt limit. In a
recent interview, a House Repub-
lican said of the shutdown battle:
"Until tils gets settled, nothing
That could be a'wUie. The
spending and debt fight is unlikely
to have a clean ending and could
stretch out for months as
Republicans and the White House
negotiate some sort of final
But immigration reform is always
in the background. On Oct. 2,
-House Democrats introduced a
Gang of Eight-style bill of their
own. It's given zero chance of
passage, but it will be a vehicle for
Democrats, along with some Re-
publicans, to keep up the pressure
for reform. And then there is the
well-funded pressure campaign
from a variety ofpro!-form
business interests. ":
That's a lot of pressure. And it
still might work, even though that
seems unlikely at the moment. Just
because immigration reform is in
critical condition does not mean it
cannot roar back to life.
,. Byron York is chief political'correspondent
for The Washington Examiner. ,
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Sebelius visits Fla. amid 'Obamacare' web delays
The Associated Press
TAMPA The Obama
ments"- in accessing the
federal health overhaul
website this week, after
taking down the system
for maintenance over the
weekend. But many in
Florida were still unable to
Health and Human Ser-
vices Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius said Tuesday dur-
ing a. meeting' in Tampa
that programmers are tak-
ing the website down at
night, during periods of
low use, in orflr to fix the
technology flaws and up-,
"We are working really
around the clock," she
said. "We have made a lot
of progress. Today is better
than yesterday and we're
hoping in the very near
future to have a seamless
President Barack Obama
and its staff have down-
played the technology
flaws and said delays re-
flected the public's huge
interest in the website.,
There'were seveft million
visits to HealthCare.gov
in the first two days. But
federal health officials ac-
Sknowledged problems be-
yond just high web traffic.
"The volume actually
identified some additional
features," said Sebelius.
"We're a week in to a 26
week process. I am con-
fident in the very near
future that we will have it
Technicians were adding
equipment to expand the
site's.capacity and making
software changes that had
already cut wait times in
half since Friday.
"Call center wait times
are seconds, not minutes,
and people have been
enrolling over the phone
24/7," Health and Human
Joanne Peters said in a
The technology fixes
could be crucial, to the
early. perceived success
of the Affordable Care Act
as federal health offi-
cials try to capitalize on
the hype surrounding
Experts say it's critical to
deal with those issues in
the first two weeks, noting
consumers are typically
yery forgiving in the early
"If within the first seven
to 14 days there's a lot of
problems and they recover
from it, everybody forgets
about ;it," said lay Dun-
lap, senior vice president
of health care technology
company EXL. "But if you
53, of Miami
ees with the
have a stigma attached to
you that it doesn't really
workwell, (consumers) re-
allybecome frustrated and
theywill not come back to
that site to try a second,
third or fourth time."
I Sebelius got a .brief up-
date from counselors,
also known as naviga-
tors, from the University
of South' Florida, which
received the largest grant
in the state to help enroll
people. She also heard
from two Tampla-area
students who previously
did not have health in-
surance and are excited
about being able to buy
Sebeliuis and the USF
navigators declined to give
enrollment figures, saying
that they would release
statistics at the end of the
month. She said the web-
site has received five to six
times the amount of traf-
fic that the government's
Medicare site has ever had
in simultaneous users.
S"Should we have pre-
dicted it, maybe we could
have done a better job,"
she said. "Probably we
should have had projec-
tions way beyond that."
A community health
center in Miami said it was
able to enroll a small num-
ber of people on Oct. 1 for
about 20 minutes before
the site crashed. Cigna in-
surance agents were also
able to enroll what they
referred to as a trickle of
:But across the state,
consumers and navigators
are largely frustrated even
though federal health offi-
cials sent out a statement
Friday headlined, "Health
Open for Business--Week
, One Success.", i
John Foley,.an attorney
and certified counselor for
Legal Aid Society of Palm
Beach County,. said he's
worried consumers will
lose faith inthe system.
Girl Scouts alumni to gather in honor of founder
Special to the Floridan, '
"Once a Girl Scout, al-
ways a Girl Scout" is a
phrase often stated by
many women who were
'Girl Scouts as *a child.
Learning about Juliette
Gordon Low, the organiza-
don's founder, Js one of the
first lessons girls discover.
The Girl' Scouts of ,the.
Florida Panhandle are
hosting a Founder's Day
Tea on: Saturday, Oct. 26,,
from 2 to 4 pnm. The tea
will be held at *the Girl
Scouts' Eleanor Lewis Ser-
vice Center, 1515 St. An-
drews Boulevard, Panama
City. , . : .
The event is in celebra-
tion of the birthday of Ju-
liette Gordon Low, boin
Oct. 31, 1860. in Savannah,
"We'invite all women
.who were Girl Scouts to
join us for this celebra-
tion," :stated Raslean M.
Allen, Girl Scout Council.
of the Florida Panhandle,
Inc. chief executive officer.
"This is an opportunity to
connect with each other
and to meet current mem-
bers," she continued.
The event is free; how-
ever, reservations are re-
quired. To confirm your-
attendance, you may reg-
ister online at www.gscfp.
org or by calling the coun-
cil office at (850) 873-3999
or 1 -888-271-8778 toll free
Opportunities are avail-
able. For more informa-
tion on becoming a spon-
sor contact Irene Field,
Girl Scouts of the Florida
Panhandle chief develop-
menti officer, at e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or tele-
* phone: (850)873-3999 or 1
-888-271-8778 toll free.
Juliette Gordon Low
, formed the first Girl Scout
troop on March 12, 1912,
with 18 girls in Savannah,
Ga. Within a few years,
Low's dream for a girl-
was realized. Today, Girl
Scouts of the USA has a
membership of over ,3.2
million girls and adults, a
significant growth from its
modest beginnings nearly
a centuryago. The impact
of one woman's vision 100
years ago has spanned
generations as more than
en enjoyed Girl Scouting
during, their childhood
with the number continu-
ing to grow.
About the Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the Florida
Panhandle is, one of 112
,chartered, councils pro-
riding programming in
communities across the
country for girls. The pro-
grams and services of the
Girl Scout ,Council of the
Florida Panhandle, Inc.,
teach girls to discover,
connect and take acdon,
while building courage,
confidence, and character,
to make the world a better
place. A United Way agen-
cy, the Council currently
serves 5,439 girls across
19 counties of the Florida
Panhandle with the assis-
tance of 2,202 dedicated
volunteers. .To volunteer
or join Girl Scouts, call 1-
888-271-8778 or visit www.
Special tothe Floridan
The Northeast Jackson
County Optimist Club is
encouraging area students.
to contemplate the phrase
"How Dreams Lead to Suc-
cess" as part of the Opti-
mist International Essay
Contest for 2014. -
The Optimist Club will
judge the local students'
essays, based on the theme
of "How Dreams Lead to
Success" and determine
the top winners. Winners.
will be duly awarded and
the winning essays will be
sent to the district level
where a $2,500 college
scholarship is available for
The essay contest dead-
line is Oct. 28. Students
wishing to participate
in the essay contest can
find out more about the
contest by contacting the
club at: shorthouston@
yahoo.com, 557-8637 or
Boy recovers after
likely shark bite
DESTIN -A 12-year-old
Tennessee boy is recover-
ing after surgery to repair
damage to his arm from a
possible shark bite. Zach-
ary Tyke Standridge was
in knee-deep water off
Destin on Saturday when
he emerged with two large
bite marks on his 'arm.
Katie Standridge, told
The Northwest Florida
pailyNews that her son
had plastic surgery on his
arm and will have to have
weeks of therapy to regain
full use of his arm.
'The family said doctors
told then that Zachary's
injuries were consistent
with shark bites.
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Stocks fall as investors wait on Washington
The Associated Press
NEW YORK The stock
market's slow bleed got a
little worse Tuesday. "
The decline is the result
'of squabbling in Washing-
ton overraising the nation's
debt limit and a govern-
ment shutdown that has
dragged on for more than
a week. The stock market's
Moderate losses in the first
-days of the sliutdown have
accelerated this week as
the U.S. has moved closer
to an Oct. 17 deadline for
lifting, the government's
Stocks opened flat,
moved: steadily lower
and slumped in the final
minutes of trading Tues-
day. The loss added to a
three-week decline that
has knocked the Standard
& Poor's 500 -index down 4
percent since it hit a record
high on Sept. 18.
gSwings in the market will
likely increase the closer
the U.S. gets to the debt
deadline without a resolu-
ton, said'Randy Frederick,
Managing Director of Ac-
tive Trading and Deriva-
tives at the Schwab Center
'for Financial Research.
"Virtually everyone ex-
pects that there will some
sort of a resolution," Fred-
,erick said. "But I wouldn't,
be surprised if it only
came right before the last
The S&P 500 index
dropped 20.67 points, or
1.2 percent, to 1,655,45. It
was the biggest one-day
drop for the index since
Aug. 20. The declines were
led by phone companies.
House Republicans have
insisted that a tempo-
rary funding bill include
-.concessions on President
Barack. Obama's health
care law. The president
wants a bill to simply re-
open the government,
without strings attached.
Obama said he had told
House Speaker John Boeh-
ner he's willing to negoti-
ate with Republicans on
their. priorities, but not
under the' threat of "eco-
nomic chaos." Speak-,
ing at a press briefing in
Washington Tuesday, the
president warned that the
U.S. risked a "very deep re-
cession" if the debt ceiling
The Dow Jones industrial
average fell 159.71 points,
orl.l percent, to 14,776.53.
The Nasdaq 'composite
dropped 75.54 points, or 2
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol
Hill in Washington, Tuesday, in the second week of the partial government shutdown. President
Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner saying that he won't negotiate over reopen-
ing the government or must-pass legislation to prevent a U.S. default on its obligations.
percent, to 3,694.83.
Nervous investors also
dumped short-term gov-
ernment debt as they wor-
ried that the standoff in
Washington could jeopar-
dize the nation's ability to
pay :its bills, including, in-
terest on its debt, as early
as next week if' Congress
doesn't raise the borrow-
The yield on Treasury
bills maturing in one
Smooth soared to 0.28 per-
cent, hitting its highest lev-
el since the 2008 financial
crisis. The yield was 0.15
percent the day before and
close to zero at the begin-
ning of October.,
The yield, which rises as
Sthe price of the notes fall,
has surged as managers of
money-market funds be-
come more wary of hold-
.debt that matures shortly
after the debt deadline.
There were other signs
of increasing' investor
The VIX index, which ris-
es when investors are more
concerned about stock
fluctuations, climbed to its
highest level of the year..
"Unfortunately, we're just
held hostage by what's go-
ing on inWashingt6on," said
DanVeru, chief investment
officer of Palisade Capital
U.S. companies will start
reporting earnings for the
third quarter in earnest
this week, giving investors
something else to think
about 'besides Washington.
Aluminum producer Al-
coa, which was recently
removed, from the Dow,
said Tuesday that it had
swung to a profit in the
third quarter, helped by
,demand from automakers
and by cost-cutting moves.
The company reported its
earnings after the stock
JPMorgan and Wells Far-
go are among companies
releasing earnings this
The yield on the 10-year
Treasury note was little
changed at 2.63 percent.
The yield on the longer-
term note has fallen in the
past month, suggesting
that investors see any po-
tential default as a short-
term phenomenon and are
predicting that economic
growth will remain sub-
dued in the longer term.
Stocks also slumped
the last time that the U.S.
came close to hitting its
debt ceiling in the summer
The S&P 500 -dipped
5 percent between the
start of July and Aug. 2 of
that year, when President
Barack Obama signed inito
a law a bill that raised the
debt ceiling and promised
more than $2 trillion in
cuts to government' spend-
ing over a decade. Stocks
extended their slide after',
S&P cut its rating on U.S.
government debt on Aug.
Analysts point out,
though, that. the global
economy was in a far more
fragile state two years ago
than it is now. Europe was
still in the throes of its debt
crisis, the U.S. economy
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The next year, they rose 13
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rose against the Japanese
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the third quarter.
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Securities and Exchange
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.mg accounting.praftices at
one of its units..
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talks to acquire its Germ'an
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Lawyers for'Hiccup G'irl seek new trial
The Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG Two
weeks after a jury found
a St. Petersburg woman
guilty of first-degree mur-
der, her attorneys 'have
filed a motion seeking a
The Tampa Bay Times re-
ports that lawyers for Jen-
nifer Mee claim Pinellas-
Pasco Circuit Judge Nancy
Moate Ley erred in flatters
of jury instructions, and
they also say new-evidence
has surfaced about a key
witness in the case.
Mee became nationally
known as a 15-year-old
high school student when
she suffered bouts of hic-
cups that lasted weeks at
a time. In 2010, she was
arrested along with two
male roommates and
charged with the first-de-.
gree murder of 22-year-old
Shannon Griffin. Police
said Mee lured Griffin to
a home, where her room-
mates planned to rob him.
Instead, Griffin was shot
anid killed. A jury found
Mee guilty arid she was
sentenced to life in prison
Defense attorney John
Trevena predicted that if
- Ley does not order a new
'trial herself, "I believe it is a
near certainty that the ap-
peals court will reverse and
remand for a new trial."
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Jennifer Mee talks with her attorney Bryant Camareno, as jury selection begins her murder
trial, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. Mee, 22, who
found fame in 2007 as a teen because of her uncontrollable hiccupping, is charged with first-
degree murder in the 2010 death of Shannon Griffin. -
As defense attorneys seek
to overturn the verdict; or
at least try the case again,
Griffin's family members
said theywere pleased with,
how thexcase was handled.
"It is obvious this was a
senseless act that resulted
in dire consequences for
all involved," the Griffin
family wrote in a state-
ment. "Although we re-
main saddened with
the 'loss of Shannon,
our hearts will not allow
us to hate or seek to re-
venge of any sort. At this
point, nothing can be
changed, it is 'an experi-
ence that everyone af-
fected by this must bear
No one thinks Mee shot
Griffin, but under Florida
law, people can be charged
with murder if someone
dies during the commis-
sion of another serious
crime, such as robbery,
even if they didn't pull the
The new motion drafted
by Bryant Camareno, an-
other of Mee's defense
attorneys, says new evi-
dence has surfaced in the
form of an online com-
ment on tampabaycom,
the website of the Tampa
SThe motion says that af-
ter -testimony concluded
in the trial last month, a
woman who- identified
herself as Rosalea Hughes
posted a comment on a
story about 'witness Jen-
nifer Charron, who was
the only one of Mee's three
roommates not charged in
According to the recent-'
ly filed motion, Hughes
"posted a comment that
Ms. Charron went around
telling people that she 'had
her boyfriend killed.'"
Kasem children seek control of his health care
S .The Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES The
three adult children of ra-
dio host Casey Kasem have
filed legal petition to gain
control of his health care.
The filing says Kasem is
Suffering from advanced
Parkinsbn's -disease and
is being isolated from his
children, friends and fam-
ily members by his wife.
The petition for con-
servatorship filed Mon-
day brought a long-run-
Sning family feud into the.
courts. The applicants,
Julie, Kerri and Mike Kas-
em, contend that Kasemr's
wife Jean refuses to tell.
them, the name of their
father's primary care
physician and they are
unable to check on his
Julie Kasem, who has a
master's degree in medi-
cine, and her husband, Dr:
Jamil Aboulhosn, present-
ed papers signed by her
In this 2003 photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers
after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio
Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
father in 2007 giving them
power of attorney over his
health care in the event he
was unable to make such
But they said they are
unable to fulfill their du-
.ties because Jean Kasem,
Shis wife of 30 years, refuses
to provide access to Kasem
or the name of his doctor.
Attempts to reach Jean
Kasem were unsuccessful.
The 81-year-old Kasem,
who gained fame with his
radio music countdown
shows, "American Top 40"
and "Casey's Top 40," was
also the voice of Shaggy in
the cartoon "Scooby Doo."
The court petition 'says
he may have, early onset
Parkinson's dementia. ,
"The proposed conser-
vatee has the 'ability to
shuffle short distances, but
is mainly bedridden and
requires the assistance of
a wheelchair to move any
distance," the courtpapers
The filing asks that Jean
Kasem allow the Kasem
family to visit and-carry out
the directives of the 2007
health care authorization.
The court papers say Ju-
lie Kasem has, extensive
experience in the care of
aging parents and worked
for five years caring for
terminally ill veterans. Her
husband is a doctor who
specializes in cardiovascu-
Attorney Andrew N. Kat-
zenstein, who represents
the children, said he could
TB probe widens in Vegas after mom, baby deaths
SThe Associated Press
LAS VEGAS Health of-
ficials urged tuberculosis
testing for hundreds of ba-
bies, family members and
staff who were at a Las Ve-
gas neonatal intensive care
unit this past summer, say-
ing-they want to take extra
precautions after the death
of a mother and her twin
babies and the infection of
more than 26 people.
Authorities with the
Southern Nevada Health
District said Tuesday that
they're working to contact
parents of about 140 babies
who were at Summerlin
Hospital ,Medical Center's
NICU unit between mid-
May and mid-August, and
have set up a temporary
clinic to test them.
Tests of hospital staff
and friends and family of
the mother have revealed
26 TB infections, although
most of those cases are la-
tent meaning patients
don't show symptoms and
aren't contagious. All 26 are
,being treated, according
to health district spokes-
woman Stephanie Bethel.
It's unlikely that the ba-
bies who may have been
exposed will come down
with the disease, according
toj Dr. Joe Iser, the health
district's chief medical of-
,ficer, but officials want
to do widespread testing
"through an abundance of
"It's safer to expand the
investigation," Iser said.
Health officials think
the woman contracted TB
through an unpasteurized
dairy product from Latin
America, Iser said:
The 25-year-old mother
then gave birth to ex-
tremely premature babies
in the Las Vegas area in
early May. One baby,, 3-
week-old Emma White,
died June 1 of'respiratory
failure and extreme pre-
maturity, according to the
Clark County coroner.
She was never tested for
The mother, who had
been sick before and after
the birth, was eventually
admitted' to a Las Vegas
hospital, and later trans-
ferred to a Southern Cali-
fornia hospital "for a higher
level of care," according to
an Aug. 22 report from the
health district. The mother
died in California and her
name was unavailable. An
autopsy showed she had
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White, was tested for TB health district has urged
and treated, but she suc- -them to get tested. Before
cumbed to -the disease at that, health officials tested
Summerlin Hospital on more than 200 \ hospital
Aug. 1.' staff members and 69 close
The delayed diagnosis family and friends.
may have come because "We did a full contact
the disease is relatively, .investigation and that
rare in the U.S. helped us to determine
"TB -can be very subtle, her movements during the
particularly as many doc-, time she was not hospital-
tors have not had much ized but likely infectious,
experience with TB these and we've followed up with
days,"- said Dr. William all the contacts we know,".
Schaffner, professor of 'Isersaid.
preventive medicine and Officials from the Cen-
infectious diseases at Van- ters for Disease Control
derbilt University School and Prevention assisted
of Medicine. with the probe up until last
Families who had babies .week, Bethel said. It wasn't
in the NICU, were first in- immediately clear whether
formed of the investiga- their investigation has
tion in August, but it wasn't been affected by the gov-
until this week that the ernment shutdown.
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score poorly on
global literacy test
The Associated Press States.
WASHINGTON It's about 166,000 people ages
long been known that 16 to 65 in more than .20
America's school kids countries and subnation-
haven't- measured- well al regions. The test was
compared with 'interna- developed and released.
, tional peers. Now, there's by the Organization for
a new twist: Adults don't Economic Cooperation
either. and Development, which.
In math, reading and is made up of mostly in-"
.technology. all skills
considered critical for
and economic strength
- American adults.scored
below the international
average on a global test,
according to results re-
leased Tuesday. .
Adults in Japan, Canada,
Australia, Finland and
multiple other countries
than the United States. in
all three areas on the test.
Beyond basic reading and
math, respondents were
tested on activities such
as calculating mileage
reimbursement due to a
salesman, sorting email
and comparing food ex-
Spiration dates on grocery
Not only did Americans
score poorly compared
to many international
*competitors, the findings
Reinforced just how large
the gap is between the na-
workers and how hard it is
to move ahead when your
In both reading and
math, for example, those
parents did better than.
those whose parents did
not complete high school.
The study, called the
Program for the.Interna-
Competencies, found that
it was easier on average to;
overcome this and other
barriers to. literacy- over-.
Sseas than in' the United:
countries. The Educa-
tion Department's Center
for Education Statistics
The fifidings were equal-
ly grim for many Europe-
an countries -. Italy and
Spain, among the hardest
hit by the recession and
debt crisis, ranked at the
bottom across genera-
tions. Unemployment is
well over 25 percent in .
Spain and over 12 per-
cent in Italy. Spain has
drastically cut education
spending, drawing stu- .
dent street protests.
But in the northern Eu-
ropean countries that
have fared better, the pic-
ture was brighter- and
the study credits continu-
ing education. In Fin-
land, Denmark, and the
,Netherlands, more than
60 percent of adults took "
part in either job training
or continuing education.
In Italy, by contrast, the .
rate was half that.
As the American econ-
omy sputters along and
many people live pay-'
omists say a highly-skilled.
workforce is key to ecd-'
nomic recovery. The me- -
dian hourly wage of work-
ers scoring on the highest
level in literacy on the test'.,
is more than 60 percent
higher than for .work-
ers scoring at the lowest
level, and those with low
literacy skills were more
than.twice as likely to be
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Marianna, Fl 32446
Arthur L. Basford, 82, of
Two Egg died Tuesday Oc-
tober 8, 2013, at his home.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James and
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Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main Street
Chipley; Florida 32428
Sherrill Wheeler Everett,
age 69, of Sneads, Florida,
passed away peacefully,
Sunday, October 6, 2013 'at
her home, surrounded by
her loving family.
Sherrill was born in Be-
10it, Wisconsin on February
21, 1944 to the late Wayne
Evan and Dorothy Mae
(Martin) Wheeler. She was
ahomlemaker and has lived
in Jackson County since
1997 coming from Talla-
hassee, Fl. In addition to
her family she loved her
puppies, especially, "Chit-
She is survived by her
husband of 50 years James
Everett.of Sneads, Fl.; two
sons, Jason Everett and his
wife Kilee and Jeff Everett
all of Sneads, FL.; two
daughters,, Donna Host-
uder and husband Michael
and Melanie Goodson and
' husband Jesse, all of Talla-
hassee, FL.; one brother,
Gary, Wheeler ofAlford,' Fl.
and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends Thursday, October
10, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. at
Brown Funeral Home,
Brickyard Road Chapel. Fu-
neral services will be held
at 10:00 A.I. Friday, Octo-
ber 11, 2013 at Brown Fu-
neral Home Brickyard
Road Chapel with David
Wood officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in the
Wausau Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Flowers will be
:accepted and those wish-
ing to do so may make con-
tributions to. Emerald
Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafay-
ette St., Marianna, FL.
Friends and family may
sign the online register at
From Page 1A
along a 158-mile section
of Interstate 10, from State
Road 87 in Santa IRosa
County to U.S. 90 in Gads-
den County. The network
will also extend 56 miles
along U.S. 231, from the
Alabama state line to Bay
Installation will begin
at the 1-10/U.S. 231 inter-
change and proceed east
and west along 1-10 and
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made and 'acce
h6me in the Russ
as long as it wish
if the organizati
be willing to pa
amount of rent. T
figure was not dis
the county meefi
cupy the Russ
and, the Jackson
James & Sikes
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Coy Elry Hess
Funeral Services will be
10 a.m. Wednesday, Octo-
ber 9, 2013 at St. Anne's
Catholic Church Burial will
follow in Pinecrest Memo-
rial Gardens with James
and Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel directing.
Vaughn McNeil, 78,
passed away peacefully,
surrounded by his loved
ones, at his home on Octo-
ber 7, 2013 in Tallahassee,
Vaughn was born on a
farm in Graceville,, Florida
on September 29, 1935.
,Vaughn was' a star athlete
in high school and played
volleyball, softball, and,
basketball. After, gradua-
tion he enlisted 'in the
United States Air Force and
served as a member, of
USAF. Security Forces.
'Combining his strong work
ethic and love of athletics,
Vaughn went on to invent
the "round trampoline"
and founded The Round
Inc., and The Poly Steel
Shelter Company' Inc.
SVaughn was an avid out-
'.doorsman and enjoyed
hunting& fishingwith fam-
Sily and friends.. %,
He is survived by his
beautiful and loving wife
Ligia; daughters: Robin
(Roben) Lumpkin of
Ashville, NC, Lisa McNeil of
Tallahassee, FL, LaRae
(Brian) ,Narkinsky of
Spriingfield, VA,. and
Maribel (Alex) Femrnandez
of Tallahassee, FL; 'grand-
children:' Michael, Mat-
thew,. Marcus, 'Chad, KC,
Tucker, Vaughn Alexander,
Michelle, Nicolas, and
north and south on U.S.
231. In addition, a new
management center will
be established at the FDOT
District Three headquar-
ters in Chipley.
FDOT says the ITS net-
'*work will provide a plat-
form of technologies that,
aim to improve incident
* response times. Personnel,
the agency says, will be bet-
ter able to detect incident
I locations and'severity, and
,ensure needed emergency
responders and equip-
Sment are dispatched to an
d.il cit would be moved into
Sthe Brown house after
that structure undergoes
pted, 'the renovation.
I have a Jackson County Commis-
House for sioner Chuck Lockey made
ies to stay a point of clarifying' that,
on would in the conceptual plan, no
v a small money would be used to
Ihe rental buy the Russ House itself.
cussed at The countyboard Voted
ng. 3.1 to accept the plan for
Tourist continued discussion.
Council .Commissioner i Willie
to oc-. Spires 'cast the lone "no"
s House, vote, saying he was un-
a County comfortable going forward
Natalia; great grandchil-
dren: Isabelle, and Marcus,
Jr.; sisters: Carolyn (Dan)
Weaver, Phyllis (Greg)
Sloan, and Kathy (Mark)
Jones; brother Ron McNeil,
and numerous nieces and
A visitation will be held
on Thursday, October 10th
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at
Timberlane Road Chapel.A
celebration of his life will
be held on Friday, October
11th at 2:00pm at Culley's
Road Chapel, followed by
burial at Culley's
WardWilson Memory Hill
Funeral Home Cemetery
2414 Hartford Highway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
"Mrs. Minnie Belle
(McNeill) Tidwell of
Dothan passed away Sun-
day, October 6, 2013, at her
residence with family and
friends at her side. She was
Funeral services will be
held at 2 P.M. Wednesday,
October 9, 2013, at the
Ward Wilson Funeral
Home Chapel, with Chap-
lain, Eddie Biss officiating.
Burial will follow at Selma
Baptist Church Cemetery
with Ward Wilson Funeral
The family will receive
friends at the funeral home
from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday,
October 8, 2013. Flowers
will be accepted.
Mrs. Tidwell was born
April 3, 1917, in Houston
County, Alabama, to the
late H.H. McNeill, Jr. and
May Belle Boulet McNeill.
,In addition to her pa-
rents, step-mother, her
husbands, Johnie Tidwell,
Lawrence (Pete) Kirkland,
two brothers, and four sis-
ters, preceded her in death.'
Survivors include %her
daughter, Carolyn Skinner,
grandson, Mark Skinner,
son-in-law, Wayne Skinner
of Dothan, AL; brother, Ed
McNeill of Dothan; and
many relatives from the ex-
tended Tidwell, Kirkland,
and McNeill families.
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Overhead message signs
and highway advisory ra-
dios will alert travelers as
they approach an incident
and allow them time to
seek an alternate route.
Most of the fiber. optic
will take place off the'road-
way and impacts to traffic
will be minimal. However,
motorists should be alert
for the presence of con-
struction crews, vehicles
and equipment. The proj-
ect is scheduled for com-
pletion in spring 20J5.
without seeing documen-
tation that fills out to his
satisfaction the history of
.the Russ House as it relates
to changes of ownership
that occurred in the pro-
cess of obtaining the grant
funding that renovated,and,
saved the structure more
than a decade ago...
Branch was absent from
the meeting. Board mem-
bers Ed Crutchfield,,Chuck
Lockey and Kenny Ste-,
phens voted to continue
talks based on the concep-
1r l l release that the charges and .no further informa-
D rug stem from. a search war- tion regarding the results
.rant at Johnstoi's home on of the search warrant was
From Page 1A a date'unstated in the re- given.
lease. Officials noted that Anyone with information
paraphernalia for produc- Johnston was not home on Johnston's whereabouts
tion, and, possession of when the warrant was exe- is asked to call the MPD at
paraphernalia for use. cuted. The address was not 526-3125 or CrimeStop-
Authorities said ina press listed in the press release pers at 526-5000.
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Obama to nominate Yellen
as Bernanke successor
The Associated Press
dent Barack Obama will
nominate .Federal Reserve
vice chair Janet Yellen to
succeed Ben Bernanke as
chairman of the nation's
central bank, the White
House said Tuesday. Yellen
would be the first woman
to head the powerful Fed,
taking over at a pivotal
time for the economy and
the banking industry.
Both Yellen and Bernan-
ke are scheduled to appear
with Obama at the White
House onWednesday for a
Bernanke's term ends
in January, completing
a remarkable eighf-year
tenure in which he helped
pull the U.S. economy out
of the worst financial cri-
sis and recession since the
Under Bernanke's lead-
ership, the Fed created ex-
the financial crisis erupted
in 2008. It lent money to
banks after credit markets
froze, cut its key short-
term interest rate to near
zero and bought trillions
in bonds to lower long-
term borrowing rates.
Those programs are
credited with helping save
the U.S. banking system.
Yellen emerged as the
leading candidate after
Lawrence. Summers, a
former Treasury secre-
tary whom Obama was
thought to favor, withdrew
from consideration last
month in the face of rising
SYellen, 67, would likely
continue steering Fed
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eligible voters on the voter
rolls" and holding a series
of roundtable discussions'
with local supervisors of
The five-stop tour start-
ed Oct. 3 with the Bay
County Area Supervisor
ing that day's event were
members of the public
and area elections super-
visors, including Super-
visor of Elections Sylvia
Stephens and Assistant
Supervisor. of Elections
Vicki Farris from Jackson
Farris reports that the
event was conducted by
Detzner and Maria Mat-,
thews, director of the
Florida Division of Elec-
tions, who described and
used a flowchart to illus-
trate the process by which
her division will attempt
to identify potential ineli-
gible registered non-U.S.
citizens. The new effort is
Gov. Rick Scott's second
attempt to clean up the
state voter rolls. His 2012
attempt was plagued with
inaccuracies, led to law-
suits and was eventually
This time, there's new.
After identifying po-
tential ineligible voters
through the Department
of Highway Safety' and
In this June 3, photo, Janet Yel
Governors of the Federal Reser
from a participant at the Interr
in Shanghai, China.
policy in the same direc-
tion as Bernanke. A close
ally of the chairman, she,
has been a key archi-
tect of the Fed's efforts
under Bernanke to keep
interest rates near re-
cord lows to support the
As vice chair since 2010,
Yellen has helped manage
both the Fed's traditional
tool of short-term rates
and the unconventional
programs it launched to
help sustain the economy
after the financial crisis
erupted in 2008. These,
include the Fed's monthly
bond purchases and its
guidance to investors
about the likely direction
"She's an excellent
choice and I believe she'll
be confirmed by a wide
margin," said Sen. Chuck
Schumer,. D-N.Y, a mem-
,ber of the Senate Banking;
Housing and Urban Affairs
Obama's choice of Yel-
.len, coincides wiith a key
turning point for, the
Motor Vehicles Informa-
tion Database (DAVID),
the state will verify, these
records through a collec-
tion of federal databases
known as the Systematic
Alien Verification for Enti-
tlements Program (SAVE).
SAVE is a fee-based'
system operated by the
United States Citizens and
Immigration Services for
the Department of Home-
land Security, used to ver-
ify a person's immigration
status for government,
benefits, licensing, and
other lawful purposes.
Whether the county office
would be billed for each
search it will need to do
in ordef to verify flagged
registrants was unclear at
the time of our conversa-
tion with Farris.
,She says the step of veri-
fying the records through
SAVE was missing last
year, when the Scott ad-
ministration first tried to
identify ineligible voters
on the rolls.
The state will process
potential ineligible voters
manually, on a case-by-
case basis, before provid-
ing electronic case files
to elections' supervisors.
Supervisors will then
have the ability to access
SAVE and validate the Di-
vision of Elections' initial
review process. Supervi-
sors also have the sole
authority and power to
determine if a person is
eligible to register to vote.
lien, vice chair of the Board of
ve System, answers a question
national Monetary Conference
Fed. Within the next sev-
eral months, the Fed is
expected to start slow-
ing the pace of its Trea-
sury and mortgage bond
purchases if the econ-
omy strengthens. The
Fed's purchases have
been intended to. keep
loan rates low to en-
courage borrowing and,
Yet even after the Fed,
scales back its bond buy-
ing, its policies will remain;
geared toward keeping
borrowing rates low to try
to accelerate growth and
SThe unemployment rate
is a still-high 7.3 percent.
Few expect the Fed to start
raising the short-term rate,
it controls before 2015 at
Yellen had long been
considered a logical can-
didate for the chairman-
ship in part because of her'
expertise as an economist,
her years as a top bank
regulator 'and her experi-;
ence -in helping manage
the Fed's polices.
"Registering to, vote if
you are not a citizen is a
crime,". Jackson County'
Supervisor of Elections
Sylvia Stephens said in a
prepared statement from
her office. ,
"The Secretary of State'
needs to do thorough re-
search to ensure that we
are being provided with,
accurate and reliable in-
formation with documen-
.tation (they have assured
us that they will be doing
I think we can all agree
that it's important that if a
person isnot a citizen they
should be removed from
the voter rolls. However, it
is equally 'important that
eligible voters who are cit-
izens not be erroneously
Asked if: noneligible
voters were a problem in
Jackson County, Assistant
Supervisor Farris said,
"not to my knowledge."
It wasn't much of a prob-
lem in 2012 either.
"We got one. Nothing
happened." The process
halted after state efforts
ran aground, said Farris.
Will "Project Integrity"
yield the results state of-
ficials are hoping for? Cur-
rently there is no start date
for the project.
As Farris says she was
told' in Bay County last
week, when, the state is
comfortable and the su-
pervJsors are comfortable,
they will begin.
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tional Head Start Asso- .ing what parts of the gov- was greeted with a record-
ciation, and that grant's eminent would soon lose ing that basically repeated
subsequent approval for their funding, Long at- theauto-reply email.
a July 1 funding start have tempted to contact her Early Childhood Pro-
given some programs a regional Head Start spe- grams Director John Eller-
barrier against what oth- cialist in Atlanta to ask bee confirmed that the
er Head Sta'rt programs about potential effects of program is operating as
ones with an Oct. 1 the shutdown for Jack- usual and will continue
funding start are fac- son County. Like many to do so until otherwise
Sing in the wake of the fed- others trying to 'contact notified.
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Two win physics Nobel for Higgs theory
AND KARL RIT'ER
STOCKHOLM Nearly 50
years after they came up with
the theory, but little more than
a year since the world's big-
gest atom smasher delivered
the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs
and Belgian colleague Francois
Englert won the Nobel Prize in
physics Tuesday for helping to
explain how manner formed after
the Big Bang.
Working independently in
the 1960s. they came up with a
theory for how the fundamental
building blocks of the universe
clumped together, gained mass
and formed everything we see
around us today. The theory
hinged on the existence of a sub-
atomic particle that came to be
called the Higgs boson or the
In one of the biggest break-
throughs in physics in decades,
scientists at CERN, the Euro-
pean Organization for Nuclear
Research, announced last year
that they had finally found a
Higgs boson using the $10 bil-
lion collider built in a 17-mile
(27-kilometer) tunnel under the
In a statement issued by the
University of Edinburgh, where
he retired as a professor, the fa-
mously shy., 84-year-old Higgs
said he hoped the prize would
help people recognize "the value
of blue-sky research."
Englert,. 80, said, the award
pointed to the importance of
scientific freedom and the need
for scientists to be allowed
to do fundamental research
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In this July 4. 2012. file photo, Belgian physicist Francois Englert (left)
and British physicist Peter Higgs answer a journalist's question about the
Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in
Meyrin, near Geneva. Englert and Higgs were awarded the Nobel physics
prize on Tuesday.
that doesn't have immediate
"You don't work thinking to get
the Nobel Prize," said Englert, a
retired professor at the Free Uni-
versity of Brussels. Still, "we had
the impression that we were do-
ing something that was impor-
tant, that would later on be used
by other researchers."
The Nobel selection commit-
tees are notoriously cautious,
often allowing decades to elapse
before honoring a scientific
breakthrough. But this time, the
judges awarded the prize to peo-
ple who were widely expected to
"In CERN here, most all of
the physicists I know, about 95
percent, expected those two
would win it. The question
was if there would be a third
'and who it would be," said Joe
Incandela, a professor of physics
at the University of California at.
Santa Barbara and leader of the
CMS experiment, one of the two
groups that discovered the Higgs
Still, there had been questions
over whether a group of Ameri-
can scientists who published a
paper shortly after Higgs would
also be honored, or whether any
of the thousands of scientists at
CERN would'share in the prize,
But deciding who among them
should be singled outwould have
been a tricky decision for the
judges, since each Nobel Prize
can go to only-three winners.
Ulf Danielsson, a member
of the Royal Swedish Academy
of Sciences, which awards the
physics prize, noted that the
prize citation also honored the
work done at CERN. Only about one collision per
"This is a giant -discovery. It trillion will produce one of the
means the final building block Higgs bosons in the giant atom
in the so-called Standard Model collider, and it took CERN several
for particle physics has been months after the discovery of a
put in place, so it marks a mile- new "Higgs-like" boson to decide
stone in the history of, physics," that the particle was, in fact, very
Danielsson said. much like the Higgs boson expect-
The two winners will share a ed in the original formulation.
prize worth 8 million Swedish The phrase "God particle" was
kronor ($1.2 million). The Nobel coined by Nobel-winning physi-
Prizes, established by Swedish cist Leon Lederman, but it's dis-
industrialist Alfred Nobel, have liked by most physicists because
been given out since 1901. it connotes the supernatural.
CERN Director 'General Rolf Lederman said later that the
Heuer said he was thrilled for phrase mostly used by laymen
Higgs and Englert, while many as an easier way of explaining
of the thousands of scientists the theory-- was really meant to
who worked there broke into convey that he felt it was the "god- .
applause when the announce- damn particle," because it proved
ment was made after an unusual so hard to find.
- and unexplained one-hour Michael Turner, president of the
delay. (It could be a while before American Physical Society, an or-
the world finds out the reason for ganization of physicists, said the
the delay, because the academy's Higgs particle captured the imag-
deliberations are kept secret for nation of the public.
40 years.) ; ,"If you're a physicist, you can't
Englert and Higgs were trying get in .a taxi anywhere in the
to provide an answer to a riddle.: world without having the driver
How did matter form soon after ask you about the Higgs particle,"
the Big Bang? said Turner, a cosmologist at the
They proposed the exis- University of Chicago.
tence of an invisible field that Turner said the Higgs is the first
sprawls through space: like, a in a class of particles that scien-
net. The building blocks of mat- fists think played a role, in shat-,
ter, they suggested, acquired ing the'universe. That means it
mass when this field trapped points the way to tackling niys-
them. Much later, as the universe teries like the nature of dark
cooled, they formed atoms that energy and-dark matter, he said.
eventually became stars and, The physics prize was the secr
planets. ond of this year's Nobels to be
To detectthe field, the scientists announced. On Monday, the No-
suggested looking for the Higgs bel Prize in medicine was given
boson, because all fields are as- .to American scientists James
sociated with a particle. Decades ,Rothman, Randy Schekman and
would pass before scientists were Thomas Sudhof for discoveries
able to confirm the existence of about how key substances are
this particle, 'moved around within cells.
Italy holds suspected ship captain; death iol 275
BY OLEG CETINIC
Italy on Tuesday detained
a 351year-old Tunisian
man suspected of being
the captain of a boat carry-
ing African migrants that
sank off the tiny-island of
Lampedusa. Divers, mean-
while, recovered dozens
of additional bodies from
the wreckage, raising the
death toll to 275.
Just 155 migrants, most
if not all from Eritrea,
survived Thursday's ship-
wreck. Survivors said
there were some 500
ers aboard when the ship
Tens of thousands of
migrants from Africa and
the Middle East try to
cross the Mediterranean
Sea each year, seeking a
better life in Europe,. but
the journey is fraught
Thursday's sinking has
one of the highest veri-
fled death tolls of migrant
ship disasters in the Med-
iterranean. There have
been past reports of large
numbers of migrants lost,
such as a boat with 300
that vanished in 2011, but
most of the bodies were
Prosecutors in Agri-
gento, Sicily, ',said
they had detained the
Tunisian suspect, who
was transferred from
Lampedusa to Argrigen-
to under police custody
aboard a ferry. He faces
charges of aiding illegal
immigration and multi-
ple counts of homicide.,
Coast Guard Com-
mander Filippo Marini
said 43 bodies were re-
covered from within the
ship's hold, while one was
spotted by a helicopter
floating near the wreck,
before the operation was
suspended for darkness.
number of the dead are
women: So far the bodies
of 81 women have been
recovered, Whiie only sLx
of the survivors were fe-
'male. Eig-htof the dead
S"Inside, we're finding
more women than men,"
Gianni Dessi. the Coast
Guard official coordinat-
ing the diving operation,
told Sky TG24. "We hope
not, but we expect to find
more children." .
He said the scene in-
side the ship'j hold is
tough for divers, but that
"maintainiing cold blood
is a quality that helps the
The survivors were
Helping identify the
bodies, mostly through
photographs. In some
*cases, divers also have
No promises from
SANTO DOMINGO -
The Dominican Republic's
president is expressing
sympathy for people fac-
ing the loss of citizenship
because of a recent court
President Danilo Medina r
says he will seek to help
those affected by.the
ruling but has given no
specific plans in his first
public comments on the
The president spoke
Tuesday, a day after he
met with advocates for
people who are being
rendered stateless by the
Sept. 23 ruling. Medina
says he was saddened tQ
hear about the human
toll of the ruling, such as
accounts of students who
will not be able to attend
The Constitutional Court
ordered the Electoral
Board to annul the citizen-
ship of anyone born in the
country to noncitizens
'after 1929. It affects up to
200,000 people, mostly
people of Haitian descent.
Iraq: 9 dead in
attacks on eatery,
officials say a car bomb
in Baghdad and attacks
on security forces in the
north of the country have
killed at least nine people.
Police say the blast went
off Tuesday evening in
front of a restaurant in
the mainly Shiite neigh-
borhood of Zafaraniyah,
killing three and wound-
Authorities say a military
convoy was ambushed by
gunmen after an explo-
sion 75 miles south of the
city of Mosul, with three
soldiers dead and three
They say a policeman
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into fake tour bus
lice in northern Greece
say 19 Somali migrants
have been found hidden
under the roof of a fake
tour bus headed to Italy,
and23 Greeks allegedto
be posing as tourists were
' The 12 women and
seven men were found
crammedin the 13.7-
After police stopped and
searched the bus Tuesday
head of Thessaloniki
police's human trafficking
division, said the
Somalis each paid $4,100
for the trip, while the
seated passengers each
received $135 to act as
Five suspected human
smugglers from Greece .
and Georgia were arrested
separately. Authorities are
determining if the Somalis
should be deported.
Greece is a major entry
point for migrants trying
to reach the European
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BY DUSTIN KENT
The Cottondale Lady Hornets
picked up their second consecu-
tive district victory Monday night
with a dominant three-set win
over the visiting Wewahitchka
Cottondale took the match with
set wins of 25-18, 25-16, and 25-
7 to improve to 4-6 in District 2
competition and 7-10 overall.
The Lady Hornets were com-
ing off of a three-set win over the
Graceville Lady Tigers last week,
with Monday's victory overWewa
their fifth in their last seven
Cottondale coach Tara Jurgon-
ski said Monday's performance
ranked with the best that she has
seen from her team this season.
"That was probably one of our
best games to be able to go out
there and really dominate on the
court," she said. "We haven't re-
ally been able to do that this sea-
son. To pull out that win was a big
step. It was 'Senior Night' so the
girls were real excited to get a win
for the seniors. I think that con-
tributed to them having a really
good time together and playing
well on the court."
Sue Ellen Mosier led the Lady
Hornets with 20 assists, while
Jakeena Borders had six kills,
Kourtnie Richardson six digs, and
Wendy Singleton two blocks.
Cottondale was scheduled to
play host to the Blountstown
Lady Tigers on Tuesday night be-
fore going to Vernon on Thursday
night for the final district game of
"That was probably one of our
best games to be able to go out
there and really dominate on
the court. We haven't really been
able to do that this season. To
pul out that win was a big step.
It was'Senior Night' so the girls.
were real e.,itedto get a win for
Cottondale volleyball coach
the regular season.
That will be a rematch of a five-
set loss for the Lady Hornets on
Sept. 5 in Cottondale.
"The girls are really pumped
up for that one," Jurgonski said.
"They really want to do well
MARK SKINNER/FLORI DAN
Cottondale's Rebecca Mullins hits the ball during aLady Hornets match
earlier this season.
PREP FOOTBALL Vna
'WE HVE A CHANCE Now'
Sneads sophomore running back Antwan Durn carries the ball for the Pirates during a game this season.
Pirates back in district race after big win
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Sneads Pirates picked up far and
away their biggest win of the season
Friday night by rallying back from a 23-
14 deficit to beat the Graceville Tigers
23-14, and now they'll have a week to
savor that victory.
Sneads (2-3 overall, 1-1 in District 2)
is off this week before returning to ac-
tion Oct. 18 with a district road contest
against the Wewahitchka Gators. ,
Two weeks after that, the Pirates will
play host to the Vernon Yellowjackets
in a game that could very well deter-
mine whether or not they make the
It's a position of strength that didn't
appear likely for Sneads after the Sept.
20 district loss to Cottondale, but the
comeback win over Graceville has giv-
en the Pirates new life and real hope
for a return to the postseason for the
"We have a chance now," Sneads:'
coach Bill Thomas said Tuesda. "It
was pretty sad when we lost to Cot-
tondale. It was heartbreaking for the
kids, the coaches, and the community.
But we knew that we still had some
games left to play to put ourselves in
position (to make the playoffs). To
win last week and put ourselves back
where we handle our own fate is such
'a relief. Just to be in that position again
makes you really appreciate it. I think
the Cottondale loss probably made us
The ,Pirates certainly had the look
of a team that knew it couldn't afford
another loss in the second half against
the Tigers, as they went on a 20-play,
76-yard drive that spanned nearly the
entire third period and changed the
momentum of a game that Graceville
seemed to be controlling.
A 76-yard touchdown pass from Al-
phonso Brown to Devante Pettus with
3:41 remaining proved to be the game-
winner for the Pirates, who avoided an
0-2 mark in district that would have all
but ended the possibility of making
"It was great to see us take the mo-
mentum away in a game like that and
come back to win," Thomas said. "I'll
give it to (Graceville), they had a great
game plan and dominated us in the
first half, but it was a sort of reversal of
roles after halftime. It was real exciting
for the kids and exciting as a coaching
staff that we finally finished one."
The coach said that his players were
'riding high' when they got to practice
on Monday, but a lengthy film session
served to remind them that, despite
the win, there are still major strides
See CHANCE, Page 10B
Sneads' Ashlyn Roberts hits a ball back
during a game earlier this season.
The Sneads Lady Pirates moved one
step closer to a perfect district season
Monday night with an easy three-set
victory over the visiting Altha Lady
Sneads won by scores of 25-6, 25-16,
and 25-11 to improve to 11-0 in District
2 competition and 16-5 overall.
Sophomore Ashlyn Roberts had a
huge night for the Lady Pirates, lead-
ing the way with 10 kills, 16 ace serves,
22 service points, 11 digs, and 12 serve
Logan Neel also had eight kills, with
Emily Glover adding five kills.
Glover also had three ace serves and
eight digs, while Logan McCord had
three ace serves and a team-best 26
The sophomore McCord is averaging
23.5 assists in four matches since being
moved to the full-time setter position
by Lady Pirates coach Sheila Roberts.
See PIRATES, Page 10B
takes 1st loss
BY SHELIA MADER
Soccer action was in full swing at
Optimist Park on Monday night with
That Team getting handed its first loss
of the season in a hard-fought 2-1 bat-
tle against the Heat.
Defense was definitely the name of
the game with the only goals coming
off the feet of Ethan Sapp and Johna-
than Long scoring for the Heat to pre-
serve their perfect season.
Sydnee Goodson scored the only
goal for That Team.
Following the game, That Team
coach Kevin Domen said he was dis-
appointed with the loss.
"We took five times the shots with
Lauren Canada and Jacob Tate, but
none could find their mark," he said.
"During the last eight minutes, we
were within the goal area twice and
just couldn't score."
That Team will take on the United
Gold on Thursday, while the Heat will
face the Warriors.
In the only other Junior League game,
See TEAM, Page 10BL
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban applauds his team after a score against Georgia State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Bama coping with off-field issues
The Associated Press
No. I Alabama has had
a string of stumbles off
the field even though the
Crimson Tide is still rolling
inside the lines.
The Tide has had suspen-;
sions arid separate reports
of iNCAA violations, in-,
Clouding one that has side-
lined starting safety Ha Ha
Despite,, the ;potential
distractions, Alabama (5-
0) is still unbeaten anid has
faced only one close game
-against No. 9 Texas"A&M.:
-- in its bid for a thirdcon-
secutive national title.
Off the field, it hasn't
been all smoothh sailing
going back to the Febru-
ary-arrests and subsequent
dismissals of four players.
The. latest issue was last
week's indefinite suspen-
sion of Clinton-Dix, a po-
tential first-round NFL
draft pick who reportedly
accepted and 'repaid a
Sshort-term loan, from as-
sistant strength and condi-
tioning coach Corey Har-
ris. Harris was placed on
Clinton-Dix was the
ninth player suspended or
dismissed for off-the-field program. Hayes are charged with
issues since last season's 'I think that our concern two counts of second-
win over Notre Dame in is that we get our players degree robbery after two
the BCS championship to do the right things the students were attacked in
game.' right away all the time," separate robberies. Wil-
"We just don't worry Saban said. "If players are liams and Calloway are
about it," Tidequarterback' committed and doing the both charged with using a
AJ McCarron said on Mon- right things, we won't have stolen debit card.
day. "It's riot Wffecting me those issues to be dealing- Reserve wide receiver
as a person. It has nothing with. But if it's not hap- Danniy Woodson Jr. was
to do with me. It has noth- opening, that way,, I think suspended for spring prac-
ing to. do'i: with anybody the way to get it that way tice, and later transferred
else., It's whoever it's going is to make sure everybody to South Alabama. In Au-
on with. Us as a team, we& knows and understands gust, starting linebacker
can't let anything like that that in this world we live Trey. DePriest and tight
affect us that we have no in, there's. consequences end Malcolm Faciane were
controlover." for every choice and deci- suspended for violating
It didn't against over- sion that you make. unspecified team rules.
:matched :Georgia State. "Those consequenc- Defensive back Geno
Now, Alabama begins *a es can be good or they Smith was suspended for
five-game stretch of SEC can be bad, all relative the opener after getting ar-:
games with Saturday's visit 'to. the choices, that you rested on a drunken driv-
to Kentucky, and Clinton-,, make. I think that's true ing charge onAug. 18.Tail-
Dix's status remains up in in life. I think it's true in back T.J. Yeldon also was
the air., any endeavor, including held.out of the first quarter
The program that's won athletics." against Colorado State af-
three national titles in four, Trouble started barely, ter drawing an unsports-
years has remained domi- a month after the BCS manlike conduct flag in
nant on the field. With championship game win the Texas A&M game.
Clintoin-Dix out, Alabama over Notre Dame. The Clinton-Dix situa-
inserted another five-star Four players were arrest- tion was the second re-
recruit, Landon Collins, in ed on Feb. 11 after two on- port of-misdeeds involving
his place. campus robberies. Safety NCAA rules since the sea-
But the Tide has received Eddie Williams, linebacker son started.
its share of negative atten- Dennis Pettway, lineback-
tion and scrutiny Coach er Tyler Hayes and running _
Nick Saban said Alabama back Brent Calloway were
can't worry about out- all dismissed from school. kC m]iiI J in
side perception of the Williams, Pettway and
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COLUMBIA, S.C. In-
jured All-American Jade-
veon Clowney is work-
ing hard so he can play
against Arkansas on Sat-
urday, South Carolina
coach Steve Spurrier said
Spurrier said he'll
know later in the week if
Clowney has recovered
enough from a strained
muscle near his ribcage to
get back on the field.
Since the 6-f6ot-6, 274-
pound defensive end said
shortly before kickoff last
that he was in too muich
pain to play, there have
been questions about
whether the potential No.
1 pick in next year's NFL
draft was shutting it down
for the season.
Spurrier doesn't believe
Clowneyis done but didn't
rule out the possibility.
"Let me say this about
Jadeveon, if he' never
plays another snap, we
all should be thankful
and appreciative that he
came to South Carolina,"
Spurrier said. "We've won
26 games, two 11-2 years,
the greatest seasons we've
had in 120 years."
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Marianna Recreation '
Department will offer two
tackle football leagues
.. and one boys'flag football
League this year. Registra-
tion for youth ages6 to 13
will be held Oct.1 tlrodgh.
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: at The Marianna Education-
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tackle leagues will be $45
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be accepted. Special reg-
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Register after Nov. 1.
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Coach Kevin Sumiin says being suspended for the
that Ennis will have sur- opener for violating team
gery to repair the torn an- rules. He had six tackles.
terior cruciate ligament Ennis started. 11 games
in his left knee and will last season and had aca-
miss the remainder of the. reer-high 23 tackles, in.
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The Associated Press
OXFORD, Miss. --It was
just two weeks ago that
Mississippi was a trendy
pick to make some seri-
ous noise in the South-
eastern Conference. Not
Consecutive road losses
to No..1 Alabama and Au-
burn have sent the Rebels
(3-2, 1-2 Southeastern
back to reality, and now
No. 9 Texas A&M (4-I,
1-1) comes to town on
I 'A lot of us got a little.
complacent after ,that 3-
0 run, but now. I feel like
everything happens for a
reason," Serderius Bryant
said. "We're in the spot
where we need to be right
Ole Miss should get a
boost by returning home
'Stadium. The Rebels
played four of their first
five games on the road,
but have the next' six at
. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger throws a pass against Mississ!ippi State Saturday in Starkville, Miss.
Miles: LSU defense will ,help QB
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BATON ROUGE, La.
While Les Miles is not
please by the 67 points
LSU yielded in asix-quar-
ter span, the Tigers' domi-
nance of their last half of
football offers hope as the
toughest stretch of their
The 10th-ranked Tigers'
defense was shredded on
the ground and through
the air by Georgia for four
quarters, and by Missis-
sippi State for two more.
BUt LSU yielded just three
points in the second half of
its 45-26 victory at, Missis-
sippi State on Saturday.
"We are making strides
on .defense," coach Les
Miles asserted. "We have
-to be confident and play
with poise. We just need
to tackle well and do the
things we are used to doing
in practice. The defense is
coming. We'll get back to
LSU defense very quickly."
In three Southeastern
Conference contests, the
Tigers (5-1) have given up
an average of 30 points
while getting off to a 2-1
start in league play. LSU's
next four SEC opponents
are No. 17 Florida on Satur-
day, followed by Ole Miss,
No. 1 Alabama and ninth-
ranked Texas A&M.
For now, LSU's optimism
heading into those games
stems from the play. of
Zach Mettenberger, who
has completed 70 percent
of his passes for 1,738
yards and 15 touchdowns
against, two interceptions.
The senior quarterback is
on pace to set school re-
cords in yards and touch-
"Zach is playing just
like we need him to play
at home or on the road,"
Miles said. "He is the lead-
er. He is in charge of the
communication. Zach is
one of those guys on the
field who gives you advan-
tages not just with his arm,
but with his mind."
Wide receivers "Jarvis
Landry and Qdell Beck-
ham Jr. have combined for
77 receptions, 1,300 yards
and 13 touchdown catches
in the first six games. Not
to be forgotten is the con-
tribution of running back
Jeremyr Hill, who is averag-
ing almost 120 yards per
game on the ground.
LSU's high-flying offense
will receive its toughest
challenge so far this season
against visiting Florida,
which is yielding just 12
points and 217 yards per
game. Opposing quarter-
backs are barely managing
more than 150 yards pass-
ing per game against the
, Florida coach Will Mus-
champ realizes this is a far
different LSU offense than
he sawa year ago-Iand it
all starts with the passing
"LSU is very balanced,"
Muschamp,' said. "Zach
Mettenberger is playing
at a very high level. He is
so efficient and so effec-
tive throwing vertical, balls
down the field.
"Zach has a better un-
derstanding in the passing
game with last year being
his first as the guy. Every-
body matures at different
ages. We're in an instant
coffee society where we
,want it right now. That's
not always the way it is."
Fast start fades
for Ole Miss.
Where they play may
not matter unless Ole
Miss can figure out a way
to get into the end zone
with more consistency
The Rebels had a streak,
of more than six quarters
without a touchdown
during the Alabama and
Ole Miss is right in the
middle of the pack of the
SEC in total offense, av-
eraging 427.8 yards per
game. But the Rebels rank
just 12th out of 14 teams
in the red zone, scoring
touchdowns in 12 of 1.9
Bo Wallace threw for
336 yards and two touch-
downs against Auburn,
but also had two intercep-
tions, including one that
was returned 78 yards for
The Rebels also had to
settle for three field goals
early when promising
drives bogged down, 'al-
lowing Auburn to build a
27-9 lead. Ole Miss made
,a comeback, but eventu-
ally lost 30-22.
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UNC TEgets suspension for throwing punch
The Associated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
North Carolina's Jack
,Tabb will be suspended for
the first half of next week's
game against No. 13 Mi-
-aami-following his ejection
in the weekend loss at Vir-.
Tabb is a tight end who
started at' linebacker
against the Hokies and
played both ways Saturday.
But he was ejected with 4
.rminuto' loft for th.ronwrin
a punch during a kickoff Coast Conference.
return. 'Tabbhad comebackfrom
On Monday, team a two-game suspension for
spokesman Kevin Best an- breaking team rules.
nounced the suspension The Tar Heels (1-4, 0-2
required by NCAA rules ACC) host the Hurricanes
after the school had con- in a Thursday night game
ferrpd with the Atlantir on Oct 17.
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The Associated Press
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.
Atlanta Falcons coach
Mike Smith sounded dis-
mayed while discussing his
team's latest major. injury:
This time the bad news
concerned Pro Bowl receiv-
er Julio Jones, who could
miss the rest of the season
after injuring his foot in
Monday's 30-28 home loss
to the NewYork Jets. .
"He saw our doctors
this morning," Smith said
Tuesday. "He is going to
have a second opinion to-
morrow. The first reports
were not encouraging, but
we will wait and see what
the second ,opinion comes
Atlanta (1-4) heads into
its bye week riding a three-
game losing streak, a tough,
'reality check for a team
that's never dropped more
than two straight regular
season games in six sea-
sons under Smith.
The Falcpns' four losses
have come by an average
of 4.8 points, dropping
the defending NFC South
champions four games be-
hind division-leading New
Offensively, Atlanta zhas
faltered late in potential
at .New Orleans and at
home against New Eng-
land. Defensively, the Fal-
'cons have given up late
leads at Miami and against
the Jets. -
Smith said. "We're discour-
-aged. I think we're living
proof of how close games
are in the NFL. It comes
down to a handful of plays,
and we haven't made them.
In years past, we've been in
games like these and we've
made the plays."
After five relatively
healthy seasons under
Smith, Atlanta has been
bombarded with injuries
Running back Steven
Jackson and linebacker
Sean Weatherspoori .have
missed the last three
games, and the team isn't
sure when they will return.
Two starters, defensive
end Kroy Biermann and
fullback Bradie Ewing,
were lost for the season in
.Week 1, and right tackle
Mike Johnson's year ended
in training camp.
Three other starters
Sam Baker, corner-
back Asante Samuel and
linebacker Akeem Dent
have missed significant
And RoddyWhite, a four-
time Pro Bowl receiver, left
Monday's game and did
not return after tweaking
a hamstring. White has
played since preseason
with a high -ankle sprain,
and his 14 catches and
129 yards receiving are far
below the average produc-
tion of his first five games
over the last six seasons.
Losing Jones only makes
Jones, the No. 6 overall
draft pick of 2011, leads
the NFL with, 41 catches
and ranks second with 580
Smith said that Jones
will see a foot specialist
Wednesday in Charlotte,
N.C., for a second opinion.
The coach refused to say
which foot Jones hurt.
Jones was X-rayed' after
the game, and results were
negative, but a CAT-scan
Tuesday showed some-
thing more serious. .
"He's going to be a hard
guy to replace if we have to
replace him," Smith said.
"We've got guys that are on
our roster in Kevin Cone
and Drew Davis., Harry
(Douglas) will be asked to
step up and if we have to
make a roster move, we
will look at all options that
are available to us there."
Without Jones, White
and Jackson, quarterback
Matt Ryan has but one elite
playmaker, tight end Tony
Gonzalez, who's healthy.
Gonzalez came out of
retirement in March, an-
nouncing he would return
to the Falcons for his final
season. Atlanta finished
106 yards, shy of the Super
Bowl last January, losing
as the No. 1 overall playoff
seed to San Francisco.
The ground game has
been hit with injuries also.
With Jackson sidelined,
Atlanta has relied on run-
ning backs Jacquizz Rodg-
ers and Jason Snelling.
Snelling, though, left the
Jets game with concussion
symptoms and did not
"Every team has injuries,
and we will not allow that
to be an excuse," Smith
said. "As a coaching staff
and as a team, we have to
go out there and perform
and we haven't performed
up to the abilities that we
need to win football games
and win them at the end
After beginning the sea-
son with Super Bowl aspi-
rations; the Falcons have
joined Pittsburgh (0-5) and
the New York Giants (0-5)
as one of the NFL's biggest
Atlanta's offensive line
has struggled badly in pro-
tecting Ryan, who signed
a $103.75 million contract
extension on July 31, and.
the defense, which ranks
last in third-down effi-
ciency, isn't pressuring
The team returns to prac-
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Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill hands the ball to running back Lamar Miller during Sunday's loss to Baltimore in Miami
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Miami ground game struggling
' The Associated Press
DAVIE, Fla. Even in
Dan Marino's heyday,
when his infrequent hand-
offs were tantamount to a
trick'play, the Miami Dol-
phins had a more prolific
ground game than this
The Dolphins are on
pace to break the 25-year-
old franchise record for
fewest rushing yards in a
season. With 22 yards in
Sunday's loss td.Baltimore,
the Dolphins increased
their season total to 348,
or 69.6 per game.
That's not a recipe for
success, even in the pass-
happy NFL, and the Dol-
phins (3-2) take a two-
game losing streak into this
week's bye. Ryan Tannehill
has been sacked an NFL-
high 24 times, in part be-
cause opposing pass rush-
ers aren't worried about
Miami's rushing attack.
"We want to be able to
run the ball," Tannehill
said. "We don't want to
be one-dimensional. It's
something that we'll keep
working at, and hopefully
be better next week."
So far the Dolphins are
less productive on the
ground than even their
1988 team, which went
6-10 for the only sub-.500
finish in the Marino era.
The current Dolphins
might challenge even
older franchise records.
Rushing yardage is skimpy
in part because at the cur-
rent rate, the Dolphins
will break the 1967 team
record for fewest carries in
In the past three games
they've run the ball a total
of 45 times -15 per game.
They had 11 rushing at-
tempts against Baltimore,
three more than the fran-
chise low. Offensive co-
ordinator Mike Sherman
has opted for a pass plays
68 percent of time, fourth-
highest in the league.
Those numbers sug-
gest productivity on the
ground is poor because
the Dolphins seldom run
the ball. But they sel-
dom run the ball because
their productivity on the
NFL to play 3 games
in London next year
NFL will play three reg-
ular-season 'games at
London's Wembley Sta-
dium next year, hosted by
the Jaguars, Falcons and
The league announced
Tuesday at its fall meet-
ings that it was expanding
its international series.
.It will be the most games
the league has played
abroad in one year. This
season, Minnesota beat
Pittsburgh in September,
and Jacksonville will host
San Francisco on Oct. 27
as part of it a four-year
commitment to move a
home game to Wembley.
Dates and opponents
for the games will be an-
nounced when the sched-
ule is compiled next year.
The Raiders and Falcons
never have played a regu-
.lar-season game at Wem-
bley. The Jaguars'.- first
appearance will be when
they face San Francisco in
Owners pass 'Hard
The NFL is trying to
spread "Hard Knocks"
At- their fall meetings
Tuesday, owners. ap-
proved a measure that al-
lows the league to choose
which team will be the
focus of the documen-
tary-style show if no club
Certain teams would
be exempt from being
forced to participate in
,) those with new
Those that reached the
playoffs in one of the pre-
vious two seasons;
those that appeared
on "Hard Knocks" within
the preceding 10 years.
So far, only seven of the
32 NFL teams have been
on the series, which airs
From wire reports
ground is so poor.
"We certainly have to
block better and break
some tackles," coach Joe
Although the running
game is stalled, the Dol-
phins believe they're
headed in the right direc-
tion. This is only the sec-
ond time in the past de-
cade they've won three of
'their first five games, and
the rhost daunting part
of the schedule is behind
them. All six games remain*
against their division rivals
in the weak AFC East, and
the Dolphins won effusive
praise from the Ravens.
"That's a good team,"
running back Ray Rice
said. "They are going to be
in the hunt toward the end
of the.year. They are going
to make a run for it."
"I wouldn't be surprised
ifwe see them again," line-
backer Terrell Suggs said.
To reach the playoffs,
Miami must improve its
blocking, whether running
or throwing. Pass protec-'
tion has been woeful, and
Lamar Miller and Daniel.
Thomas have struggled to
find room to run. .
"Coming up on a bye
week js a. chance for us
to come up for some air,"
guard Richie Incognito
said. "Evaluate what'swork-
ing and what's networking,
and just come back and hit
the ground running. I can't
Sell you what's wrong, but
we just have to figure out
what is working and build
on those things we are do-
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.-
Josh Freeman is out of the
messy situation in Tampa
Bay and happy to land in
Minnesota, where Adrian
Peterson and the Vikings
offense eagerly await.
"I don't think there's a
quarterback in the game of
football that doesn't think
they'd be a good fit for this
offense," Freeman said on
Monday night after pass-
ing a physical and signing
his one-year deal.
Just when he will take,
over a the starting quar-
terback is still unclear.
*Vikings coach Leslie Fra-
zier said that struggling
Christian Ponder will start
on Sunday against Carolina
if his injured ribs will allow
it.If he is still too sore com-
ing off two weeks of rest,
backup Matt Casselwill get
Beyond Sunday's game
against Carolina, well,
there's no guarantee for
The Vlkings (1-3) signed
the '25-year-old Freeman
four days after he was cut
by Tampa Bay in' a long,
drawn-out split between
a franchise and a player
that was once viewed as a
"Right when I heard I got
cut, it was kind of, 'I want
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Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano (left) talks to quarterback Josh Freeman (5) during a
game in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers have released Freeman on Oct. 3, one week after benching
the fifth-yearpro in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.: ,
to get back in there right
away,'" Freeman said. "In
all honesty, from the stand-
point of a career move,
something that I reallyliked
about the Vikings is they've
got a guy. They've got a sit-
uation where I can come in
and learn the system.
"If they call for me and
need me to 'play, that's one
thing. But it's an' opportu-
nity to kind of pump the
brakes. It's been pretty cra-
zy the past few weeks and
just really get back to the
reason we're all here and
that's playing football."
SBucs coach Greg Schiano
benched 'Freeman after he
struggled in the first three
games and a back-and-
forth followed that includ-
ed the NFLPA looking into
whether the Bucs leaked
information about Free-
man being in the league's
substance abuse program.
"What happened down
in Tampa is none of my
business at all," Vikings GM
Rick Spielman said..,
Freeman wasn't interest-
ed invrevisiting any of that
on Monday night, prefer-
ring to look forward to his
"My main focus was.
where can I go to really
better myself," b'he said.. "I
wanted a good environ-
ment and I got that in
Frazier and Spielman
were vague 'when talking
about Freeman's immedi-
ate future and Ponder's sta-
tus. Both said Ponder has
"a bright future"' with the
team, but it's hard to see
how that is possible now.
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DENVER Tight ends are no lon-
ger big plodders who might be mis-
Staken for jelly-belly linemen. They're
athletic, fast; powerful and shifty,
traits many of them honed on the
SGuys like Jimmy Graham, Julius
Thomas and Jordan Cameron.
With size and jumping, ability,
they're part of a new breed of tight
ends changing pro football.
S".The big thing is we're starting to
inherit a different type of athlete from
the college ranks," Denver tight ends
coach Clancy Barone said. "Itisn'tlike
the old days when those guys were
big, thick;, square-body blockers or'
guys that maybe played linebacker in
high school and college.
"Now, we're getting guys that were
maybe bigger receivers and they got
moved inside to tight end. Maybe a
backup quarterbackwho wants to see
the field in college. So, we're getting
more athletic guys who now come to-
Increasingly, the place to find them
is in the gymnasium.
"It seems like if yOu're a 6-foot-6
power forward in college,:you end up
going to our league to play tight end,"
said Barone, wh0o coached the alpha
hoopster-turned-gridiron great, An-
tonio Gates, in San Diego in 2007-08.
"That's the new generation."
Cameron, who played hoops at
BYU and walked on USC's team be-
fore concentrating on his football
career, has quickly developed into
one of Cleveland's top offensive play-
ers and is a big-reason the first-place
Browns have won three straight
games since trading running back'
Trent Richardson. ,
Graham 'and Thomas played just
one year of college football after help-
ing lead their schools into the NCAA
-basketball tournament, Graham at
Miami and Thomas at Portland State.
Yet they've quickly joined the list of
elite tight ends with the likes of Jason,
Witten, Rob Gronkowski and Tony
Gonzalez, another former college
From March Madness to NFL star-
dom, they are the vanguards of this
towering tight end trend that's a big
headache for defenses in- today'S
With sixTDs in September, unprec-
edented forhis position, Graham was
the first tight end ever selected the
league's offensive player of the month,
and on Sunday he matched the NFL
record for tight ends with his fourth
straight 100-yard game.He leads the
league with 593 yards receiving.
Vick throws, but doesn't practice in team drills
The Associated Press
rule Michael Vick out just
Two days after injuring
his left hamstring, Vick
was back on the field Tues-
day. He threw and jogged,
though he didn't partici-
pate'in team drills during
"I was surprised: I was
able to throw and throw
with such velocity," Vick
said. "I feel a lot better than
I did on Sunday. Sunday
was kind of, agonizing. It
was tough. It was tough to
deal with but I'm glad with
where I'm at today;"
Vick left late in the sec-
ond quarter. of Philadel-
- phia's 36-21 win at the
NewYork Giants after pull-
ing his hamstring running
'out of bounds on a 13-yard
scramble. Nick Foles came
in and threw two touch-
downs, sparking a debate
over who should start for
the-Eagles (2-3) this week
at Tampa Bay (0-4).
If Vick is healthy, he's
the No. 1. But coach Chip
Kelly left open the possi-
bility that, Foles could win
the job if he plays and per-
"My expectation is to
work great (in practice),
get a lot of work in, study
the film,, and whatever it
is on Sunday, I'll be ready,"
Vick was excellent in the
first two games, but his
production dropped in
the next three. He's thrown
for 1,185 yards, five touch-
downs and two intercep-
tions, and has 307 yards
rushing and two more
"You don't want to put
yourself in apositionwhere
you can't get back out there
for two or three weeks,"
Vick said. "We're playing
it smart. The coaches told
me to come out and do
whatever I could. I came
out and threw the' ball
just to get a feel for what I
could do. I know my body
better than anybody else.
You don't want to strain it.
"You don't want to do
anything to make the in,
Foles has 246 yards pass-
ing, three scoreszero in-
terceptions and a 122.4
passer rating in parts of
two games. A third-round
pick last year, Foles was
1-5 as a starter, last sea-
son after Vick sustained.
a concussion in Novem-
ber. His only win was
on the road against the
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Carolina's Cam Newton (1) gets up slowly after being hit
by Arizona's Darnell Dockett in a game Sunday in Glendale,
Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Panthers, 22-6.
*The Associated Press
- Panthers coach Ron Ri-
vera said Monday his team
needs to start playing more
consistent football before
it's too late.
The Panthers are 1-3
for the third straight year
under Rivera and run the
risk of falling out of play-
off contention early just as
they did the last two sea-
sons when they began 1-5
Cam Newton turned the
ball over four times, was
sacked 'seven times and
the Panthers committed 11
penalties in a sloppy 22-6
loss to the Arizona Cardi-
nals on Sunday That defeat
came just two weeks after a
lopsided 38-0 win over the
NewYork Giants. '
Rivera, who remains on.
the hot.seat, says lack of
consistency in the first
quarter of the season has
"Because of what we can
be or what we should
be," Rivera said. "But the
truth of the matter is you
are what your record says
and that's what is frustrat-
ing because I really don't
believe we're a 1-3 football
It's been a struggle this
season for the entire
Carolina has scored only
three touchdowns in its
Newton's QB rating ranks
24th in the league and he's
turned the ball over six
SRivera said it would be
unfair to pin it all on the
third-year quarterback, .
pointing out wide receiver
Steve Smith and Brandon
LaFell both dropped key
passes on Sunday and the,
protection the offensive
line has allowed 15 sacks
-has not been up to par.
line woes only got worse.
Monday when Rivera an-
nounced that starting left
guard Amini Silatolu tore
the ACL in his right knee
and is out for the season.
The Panthers lost starting
Right guard Garry Williams
for the season in week one. '
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Dear Annie: Recently, I was introduced
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about how special he was. :
He has a very strong and commanding
personality to the point of sometimes
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that he has a low opinion of women. He's
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he's even said how "dirty" women are in
regard to their menstrual cycles, and that
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He does seem like a good person--he's
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A bridge player of whatever age who failed
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South is in four hearts. West leads the spade
queen. The defenders keep plugging away at
That suit. After declarer ruffs the third round
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BOAT MOTOR 2003 Mercury Outboard 15hp,
electric start:& stick steering, exc. cond.
$1700. OBO 334-677-1147. '
2009 Triton 17' Tourna-
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21' Runabout, Cuddy Cabin, 5.0 liter V8,2005.,,.
Very low hours and clean, new custom cover..
Full factory enclosure. $15,995. 334-714-5433
Bass Tracker 1982 16 ft. 40 hp Mercury motor,
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motor; just been tuned up; new water pump
w/ many extras. $2500. 334-618-1983.
Stratos Bass Boat, 201 Pro XL w/Trailer, 2003
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Wellcraft 18.7ft fiberglass tri hull boat, 115 HP
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$27,900. Call 334-714-0770
Chevrolet 2008 Impala red, 4-door, 58,400
miles, one owner, exc. cond. $7,995.
Chevy 1955 Belair 2-door, 350 engine, auto-
trans, runs great, daily driver $12,500. Firm
Ford 1999 Explorer: Eddie
Bauer Edition. All leather,
sun roof and everything
works great!!! Good AC &
heat, 6 disc CD changer.
Only 110,000 miles. KBB value is $4,435. Asking
only $3,100 obo. Looking to sell fast so all rea-
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Ford 2002 Explorer: 8 passenger, green with tan
leather. interior, bluetooth stereo, recent tune
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Call for questions or to make offer 334-585-
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Ford Mustang Fast Pack V-6, 5-speed, Exc.
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completely loaded. $6,000. 334-237-1039
M mercury 2001 Grand Mar-
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., miles, automatic, V-6.
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Braves feel goodatILu: Atlanta fo
Braves feel good about future despite October flop
The Associated Press
ATLANTA For most of the
season, the Atlanta BraVes were
They lost seven players to sea-
son-ending injuries. Two more
key players batted under .200.
Even with all that, the Braves
managed to win 96 games and
capture 'their first division since
But once October arrived, it
was the same o1' story
Another postseason dis-
SThe Braves haven't won a post-
season series since 2001, their
streak of eight straight losses
now the second-longest in base-
ball history to the Chicago Cubs,
who dropped 10 series in a row
between 1910 and 1998, accord-
ing to STATS LLC. *
"A lot of good stuff happened,"
manager Fredi Gonzalez in-
sisted after the season ended
Monday night in the NL division
' "! THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis celebrates as Atlanta's Justin Upton
strikes out on a foul tip in the ninth inning for the final out of Game 4 of the
National League division series Monday in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won
4-3and advanced to the NL championship series. -
series with a 4-3 loss to the Los
Angeles Dodgers. "A lot of guys
participated in the 96-wi4 sea-
son. It's going to be one of those
seasons that you're not going to
appreciate for about a couple
of weeks,. and then you say, 'You
know what? It was a pretty darn
good team, a pretty darn good
Indeed, there are plenty of
reasons for the Braves to be
First baseman Freddie Free-
man had an MVP-type season;
Young pitchers Kris Medlen.
Mike Minor and Julio Teheran
took the lead in the starting
rotation, especially after Tim
Hudson went down with a bro-
ken ankle. Shortstop Andrel-
ton Simmons could be in line
for a Gold Glove. Evan Gattis
emerged as one of the NL's top
Closer Craig Kimbrel had an-
other dominant season.
"I don't know what's going to
happen during the offseason,
but I'm already looking forward
to spring training,"'- Freeman
said. "Hopefully we can start
preparing over again with these
same guys. I think we're really
But the postseason has been
a huge stumbling block. Since
winning the NL pennant in 1999,
the Braves are 13-30 in playoff
games with only one victory
in 11 postseason series during
WThile the players on this team
had nothing to do with most of
,those October failures (catcher
Brian McCann and Hudsonwere
the only holdovers from Atlan-
ta's last division champion in
2005i. it has become the defin-
ing theme of the franchise going
back to the earIly 1990s, when'the
Braves managed only one World
Series title during a remark-
able run of 14 straight division
'All the regular-season accom-
plishments, those don't count
anymore once you get to the
postseason," outfielder Jason
With so many young players,
the Braves aren't headed for a
major overhaul during the off-
season. McCann and Hudson
are the only prominent players
eligible for free agency.
MILB: Los Angeles
Dodgers get 3-day break after ousting Braves
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles
Dodgers earned themselves a three-
day break after ousting Atlanta to win
the National League division series,
and they can use the time off to sort
,Oput some issues.
The team took Tuesday off to rest
after closing out-the Braves in four
games with a dramatic 4-3 victory
on Monday night. As the first club to
advance from the division series, the
Dodgers get the most time to reset
their rotation, make bullpen decisions
and heal nagging injuries to Hanley
Ramirez and Andre Ethier.
They'll be awaiting their opponent
in the NL championship series, the
winner of Wednesday night's deci-
si* Game 5 between Pittsburgh and
St Louis. Los Angeles would open at
home against Pittsburgh or start at St.
The Dodgers were 4-2 against the
Pirates this season and 4-3 against the
'All of my teammates are ready for
whatever comes our way," rookie
Yasiel Puig said through a translator.
"We're very prepared for this."
Los Angeles is four wins from its first
World Series appearance since 1988,
when the Dodgers won their sixth title
and fifth since leaving Brooklyn after
the 1957 season.
From Page 1B
to be made if the Pirates
.are going to achieve their
"I think it's the perfect
time to have an off week./
We got a win last week,
but we're still doing a lot
of things wrong that we've
got to fix," Thomas said.
From Page 1B
the Energy had no trouble with
United Gold in a comfortable 7-0
victory that came just three days
SFrom Page 1B
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Los Angeles Dodgers' Juan Uribe leaps after the final out of Game 4 in the National
League division series against Atlanta on Monday in Los Angeles.
"In spring training, our goal wasn't
to get to the next round," centerfield-
er Skip Schumakersaid. "It was to win
the World Series, so it's a nice first step
in the right direction."
LosAngeles will open with Zack Gre-
inke, who will be pitching on six days'
rest following a 4-3 loss to Atlanta in
Game 2. Clayton Kershaw, who started
on three days' rest Monday for the first
time in his major league career, will
get regular rest before starting Game 2
against.the Pirates or Cardinals.
Kershaw is savoring his first playoffs
appearances since 2009.
"An off week gives us more
time to work on ourselves
instead of an opponent.
We went through the
film piece by piece and
looked at. all the mistakes
we made and showed
them that. yes, we won a
football game that was a
great win for us, but we're
still doing so many things
wrong that we've got to
"The last three years of not getting
to go really taught me to embrace
this opportunity You never know
when this is going to happen again,"
he said. "It's a one-month sprint, and
I'm looking forward to the next couple
Rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu would be the
likely starter in Game 3, although his
poor performance against the Braves
raised questions about his ability to
handle playoff pressure. He allowed
four runs in three innings; but the
Dodgers were lucky Julio Teheran was
"I think they understand
that. Are we better than we
were two weeks ago? Yes.
Are we where we need to
be? Not even close. It was
a humbling film session.
The film doesn't lie. We got
awin, butwe blewso many
opportunities to score
points, and defensively we
did so many things right
in the second half that
We didn't do in the first
after a narrow 3-2 over the same
Brothers Mason and Michael
Young kept it even with two goals
each, while Ryan Redfern offered
up three goals.
Energy goalies Daniel Tillman
The Lady Pirates were
scheduled to travel Tues-
day night to take on Ma-
claybefore returning home
Thursday to try to finish
off a perfect district season
against the rival Blount-
stown Lady Tigers.
* After playingWewahitch-
ka on Oct. 18; the Pirates
will step out of district
the following week with a
road game against North
Bay Haven Academy be-
fore the district sfiowdown
Sneads will finish up the
regular season Nov. 8 with
anawaygame against Lib-.
and Mason Young did the rest with
help from key defender Dawson
The Energy will be off Thursday,
but will return to action Monday
when they take on the undefeated
Heat at 5:30 p.m.
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