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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Work toward industrial site

certification moves forward


Marianna is moving forward with
Getting two of its industrial sites
certified as part of a Gulf Power
The Marianna City Commission
convened for a special meeting on
Wednesday, Oct. 16, during which a
$300,000 grant and associated work
orders were approved to further the
certification process that'began ear-
liei this year. ,
SCity officials are working toward
getting the airport/industrial park
(off S.R. 71) and distribution/con-
struction services park (just south
of Marianna's western Interstate 10
exit) certified by McCallum-Swee-
ney Consulting for the Gulf Power

program that aims to entice industry
to the pre-screened work sites.
Now that the city has been award-
ed a $300,000 Rural Infrastructure
Fund grant by the Florida Depart-
ment of Economic Opportunity for
the project, design, survey and ot0er
engineering, work is set to begin at
the two sites the.city hopes will at-
tain Industrial Park Certification.
The grant money will pay for that
work, plus a pre-clearance review
and other costs associated with the
McCallum-Sweeney. Industrial Site
Certification requirements.
Rick Penis of David H. Melvin Inc.
Consulting Engineers will manage
the work projects..
For the city-owned sites, Melvin
See CITY. Page 9A


MAFP "I, r h.p LIJ ,LO'-I I
ary Frances Dickens White (left, front row) turned 106 years old on Oct. 3,
and is still sharp as a tack, as the Chipola Historical Trust found out
Monday night. The lifelong Jackson County resident thrilled the group with
tales of everything from going to the fair as a child, to the proper way to calm down
hornet-harassed mules and even how she had taken care of her Cottondale home in
recent years. She was accompanied by her daughter, Consta White Kelly (right, front

Fire study sparks money talks at county hearing

Recommendations made
for improving service;
publichearing to come

acook@jcfloridan.com ' '
MARIANN.""At a Tuesday public
hearing, Jackson County. commis-
sioners heard a presentation from
the firm that recently conducted
San extensive assessment of county
fire services. Representatives from

Government Services Group Inc.
presented highlights from the 96-
page fire study report and fielded
questions from commissioners and
members of the audience.
Earlier this, year, Jackson County
retained the services of GSG to de-
velop a "Fire Services Delivery Anal-
ysis" for lackson County Fire Rescue
Department and the other fire ser-
vices providers within the county.
At Tuesday .afternoon's public
hearing, GSG Senior Vice President
Camille Tharpe was joined by retired
Fire Chief Tuffy Dixon (Destin Fire

Control District), who assisted with
technical aspects of the study.
See STUDY. Page 9A

DCF: Food stamp recipients to see dip in benefits

Drop expected to
begin Nov. 1

From'staff report
'*The Florida Department
of Children and Families is,
letting food stamp recipi-
ents know they can expect
a: drop in their assistance
starting next month.


On Nov. 1, Supplemen-
tal Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP or food
stamp) recipients will see
a decrease in benefits'due"
to the expiration of SNAP
increases provided by, the
American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
according to a notice from
the DCF Press Office that
was sent Tuesday.


Current Florida SNAP
customers can log into
their My ACCESS account
at MyFlorida.com/access-
florida to view their benefit
information for the month
of November.
The amountofSNAPben-,
efits each-eligible house-
hold receives depends
on many factors,such as
income, household size

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and expenses.
On Nov. 1, a fam-
ily of four with no income
and no other changes
to their case will see a de-.
crease in their monthly
benefits of $36, according
to DCE
In Florida there are 3.6
million people who cur-
rently participate in the.
SNAP program.



Chipola Regional

Workforce Development

Board to adopt new name:

CareerSource Chipola

In this Floridan file photo, Chipola Regional Workforce
Development Board Executive Director Richard Williams
addresses the crowd during the February 2013 grand
opening of the group's: new Career Resource Center at
Chipola College.
State rebranding effort kics off in 2014

From Staff-report
Early next, year, the
Chipola Regional Work-
force Development Board
will go by a new name:
CareerSource IChipola.
The move, according to
a CRWDB press release,
is part of a new universal
brand identity to better

align Florida's workforce
system and improve cus-
tomer awareriess/use of
the system's services and
The new brand Ca-
reerSource Fl6rida is a
result of extensive market
research and input from
S See NAME, Page 9A



" A Torkers with the hazardous
*V waste disposal company EQ
V sort through the many cans of
paint that Were brought to Household
*Hazardous Waste Disposal Amnesty Day
at Jackson County Recycling Saturday.
According to Parks and Recycling Direc-
tor Chuck Hatcher, the' 110 vehicles that
came through dropped off paint and
used oil more than anything else. How-
ever, during the amnesty they can also
accept things like pesticides, batteries,
electronics, stale gasoline and solvents.
Hatcher added that people who missed
the amnesty day can drop these items
off at Jackson County Recycling on
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The facility
is located at 3535 Wiley Road in the
Marianna Industrial Park.



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Now that the city has received a
$300,000 state grant, design, survey
and other engineering work is set to
begin at the Marianna Airport Industrial
Park, one of two sites the city hopes
will attain Industrial Site Certification.

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i Publisher -Valeria Roberts
.. vroberts@jcfloridan.com .

Circulation Manager Dena Oberski

S Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: ,editorial@jcfloridan.com
SStreet Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL32448
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SYou should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a m and noon Tuesday to
Friday. and 7a m o 11 am on Sunday The ,
Jaclson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna; FL. '

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publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.
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is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
Sto 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Panhandle Youth Expo 9 a.m.Farm Judging
and Poultry & Rabbit Judging. 1p.m. Goat Show.
Agricultural Center, U.S. 90, Marianna Beef Show.
manship immediately following GoatShow. Goats
released immediately following Goat Show. .
3 Jackson County Library Board monthly
meeting-3 p.m. Board of County Commissioners
Meeting room. Public invited.

3 St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1'p.m. St..Anne's
Catholic Church:3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-,
3734 ',:
3 Panhandle Youth Expo -9.30 a.m Beef Elhibi
tor Meeting. 10 a nm Breeding Beef Show 1 p.m.
Steer Show Agricr.ultural Center. U.S. 90, Marianna.
Beef released Irrmmediate-ly Iollowing show
)):Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oaks Restaurant. LI S 90 in Marianna. The CCC's
focus is the local community, "Community. Children'
& Character" Call 526.3142 .
S).Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
SRoom. Free to attend. Curriculum developed by ex-
smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers
themselves. Call 482-6500..
Chattahoochee Main Street Project Scare
Haunted House -6 p.m.-9p.m. EST 35 Madison
St. in Chattahoochee. $2 under 12. $3 for 12 and up.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St Marianna;'in the AA room. Attendance
limited topersons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

... :' 'FRIDAY, OCT. 25
Spirit of the Caverns 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday and Saturday at Florida Caverns State Park
Hic ory Pavilion,. Marianna. Fun for the whole fam-
ily I hidren s games. living historians, wildlife/edu-"
national displays, candy, prizes, Smokey the Bear
and more. Cost: $4 per carload (up to 8 people).
'Call 573-0390. .
3 Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson .
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and, '
experienced hand crafters welcome to create,

ommunity Ca endc
share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-
9631. .
3 Chattahoochee Main Street Project Scare
Haunted House 6 p.m.-9p.m. EST 35 Madison
St. in Chattahoochee. $2 under 12.$3 for 12 and up.
) "Senior Singles" Meeting 6-8 p.m. in the.
First United Methodist Church Youth CenterK4392
ClintonSt., Marianna. New location. Ample parking.
Singles'age 50 and older areinvited f6r games,
food, prizes and speakers. Nb charge. Donations
accepted;-, proceeds fund charitable endeavors of
SManiahna's Gathering Place Foundation. Call 526-
4561 or 272-6611. : .
)) Celebrate Recovery- 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship.
Center. 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna.Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits'and'
hang-ups. Dinner- 6 p.m. Child,care available. Call,
3 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p m. in the AA room o[ First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St in Marianna.

Spirit of the Caverns,.- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday
and Saturday at Florida Caverns State Park
Hickory Pavilion. Marianna. Fun for the whole fam-
ily: Children's games. living historians, wildlife/edu
national displays. candy. prizes. Smoky the Bear'
and more. Cost: $4 per carload (up to peoplee.
Call 573-0390. -
Alford Community Health Clinic 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
+illnesses and chronicconditions. Appointments
available (call 263-7106 or'209-5501); walk-ins
welcome.: Sign 'r before noon.-
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901C aledornia St. in Marianna.'
Chattahoochee Main Street Project Scare
Haunted House- 6 p.m.-9p.m. EST 35 Madison
St: in Chattahoochee. $2 under 12, $3 for 12 and up.
3 Sneads High School Project Graduation
Wright's Halloween haunt "13" -' 6-10 p.m. 2012
Wilson Ave., Grand Ridge. $3 per person. Ages 5 and
under free. ,
3 Chipola College Show Choir Showcase -7
p.ni Center for the Art -t Chipola College in Marl-.
anna: Area middle and high school show choirs will

join-Chipola Show Choir for an evening orf song and
dance; Tickets: adLIt. $5: under 18 $3. .

3 Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discus-'
sion 6:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United
Methodist Church. 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
3 Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in :
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospitals.
.5-129 College Drive. Graceville. -

Marianma Woman's Club and Lowes Home
SImprovement" Fall Container Gardens" work-
shop 10 a m. in the Garden Center at Manrinna
Lowe's c.tore. Free but registration suggested. Call
2099325 or 569.2227. .
) Parkinson's Support Group Meeting Noon
in the grourid-lloor classroom of Jac'son Hospital.
Lunch provided. Triose diagnosed with Parlinson's
arid their careger.,r are invited ll,, culttopartlc!.
pate.Call 71S-2661. ,; :,-
3 Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon.at Jim's
Buffet &Grill,4329 Lafayette St.. Marianna. Call
Jackson County Tobacco Free Partnership
Meeting 4.30 p.m. Citizen's Lodge on Caverns
Road in Maiariarna. Helping educate on the dangers
of tobacco and second hand smol e Offering assis-
tance to those who struggle with nicotine addiction.
Call 526-2412, ext. 157. ,
) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
530-7:30 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.
3 Sneads High School Project Graduation
Wright's Halloween haunt"13" 6-9 p.m. 2012
Wilson Ave., Grand Ridge. $3 per person.-Ages 5 and
underfree. : . .
AlcoholicsAnonymous Open Meeting,- 8-9
p.m. in the AA roon of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St Marianna. '

SSt. Anne Thrift Store -9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009.5th St., Marianna. Call 482-

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.O 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution, Lane in Marianna.
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Marianna Police
The Marianna Police Department
listed the following incidents for Oct. 21,
the latest available report: Two accidents
with no injuries, one.abandoned vehicle
report, two suspicious vehicle reports,
two suspicious incident 'reports, two
suspicious persons reported, one prowler
reported, one burglary alarm, seven traffic
stops, one reported shooting, one civil
dispute, two trespass complaints, 'one
abandoned property call, two follow-up
investigations, one juvenile complaint,
one assault, one noise disturbance, four
animal complaints, three fraud reports, 22
building checks, one call to assist a motor-
ist/pedestrian, three calls to assist other
agencies, and six home security checks.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following

Police Rou dup
incidents for Oct. 21, the latest available
report: One drunk driver, two abandoned
_---- ,. vehicles, one reckless driver,
._' -... three suspicious vehicles,
.--- one highway obstruction,
CRI]ME one burglary attempt, three
S....-- physical disturbances, two
verbal disturbances, one
fire/police response, one reported prowler,
one residential fire,. 13 medical calls, one
fire alarm, one report of a shooting in the
area, 14 traffic stops, one criminal mischief
complaint, one civil dispute, one report
of trespassing, three follow-up investiga-
tions, one littering/garbage complaint, one
animal complaint, seven property/build-
ing checks, one child abuse report, one
criminal registration, one transport, and
three threat/harassment complaints.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked

into the countyjail during the latest
reporting period, Oct. 21:
)) BryanHarrison, 45, 359 Silver Lake
North, Marianna; battery (domestic
Robert Garrett, 28,3053 Calhoun
Road,; Marianna; kidnapping with
intent to do bodily harm or terrorize,
battery (domestic violence), grand
) Justin Wilk, 19,1947 Park Ave., Sneads;:
grand theft, failure to appear (harassing or
obscene phone calls).
Nickulas Monday, 31,117 Seal Ave. West,
Union Springs, Ala.; driving while license
S))Zachary Hatfield, 24,4499 Highway
273, Graceville; battery (domestic

Jail population: 215
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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The Jackson County School Board's District 4 member, Chris
T Johnson(center), spoke at the Marianna Kiwanis Club meeting
on Thursday, Oct. 17. He is a CPA with Carr, Riggs and Ingram.
He delivered an interesting speech on the new $50 million school
building to house the two elementary schools and the middle school.
It is in the beginning stage and much is to be done before action will
be taken. Shown with Chris Johnson are Chuck Lockey (left), who
introduced him, and Jim Holiday (right), club president.





obby Hughes is shown displaying the last flag on Route 3, as-
sisting Charlie Brown. This service of more than 200 flags on
10 patriotic days a year and more is sponsored by the Mari-
anna Kiwanis Club. If you would like people riding by your business
and saying, "He is really showing his patriotic spirit," call Charlie
Brown at 526-0462.

America's Best Community Colleges:

The common factor among seven schools

Special to the Floridan
Washington Monthly re-
cently announced their
list of America's Best Com-
munity Colleges for 2013,
which used eight mea-
sures to evaluate schools
across the country While
each institution on the
list is unique in its own
way, one common factor
among seven of them is
their implementation of
Hawkes Learning Systems
mathematics software.
The article, published in
the September/October is-
sue highlights educational
practices and student suc-

cess outcomes as key de-
terminates of evaluating
the schools. Kevin Carey,
director of the Educa-
tion Policy program at the
'New America Foundation,
describes what factors
are taken into account to
rank the best of the best
"(The Community Col-
lege Survey of Student
Engagement) tracks the
number of books and pa-
pers students are assigned,
the amount of interaction
with faculty, the hours
spent preparing for class,
and the quality of support
services. Colleges that con-

nect with their students
and challenge them to do
good work get particularly
high marks," said Carey.
For Hawkes executives,
seeing customers'achieve
top recognition is not tak-
en lightly.
"These are remarkable
community colleges. They
are paying attention to
what matters by keeping
a close connection with
their students, support-
ing them and challenging
, them throughout their
college career," said Em-
ily Cook, vice president
of sales and marketing at
Hawkes. "Of utmost sig-

nificance is how well these
colleges are retaining their
students apd keeping them
on track to receive their
degree. High quality edu-
cation is being achieved at
these community colleges,
and Hawkes Learning is
proud to be working with
their students and faculty
in mathematics."
SHawkes users that made
the list are: North Central
Missouri College, Chipola
College, Kauai Community
College, .Itasca Commu-
nity College, Miami Dade
College, Bay de Noc Com-
munity College and Green
River Community College.


T iff (left) and Jude Hunt (center) and
Daci Hart on their way home from
the zoo. They are the children of
Patrick and Tabetha Hunt and Leatrice



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expensive lesson in

how not to govern

WATe thought Congress had learned the foolish-
j ness of forcing a government shutdown in
1V 995-96. Apparently not.
Now the country has taken a $24 billion hit to its
economic growth to teach that same lesson to congres-
sional radicals, mostly House Republicans,, who were
too young or too obtuse to learn it the last time around.
Theratings agency Standard 8& Poor's estimated the
shutdown knocked 0.6 percent off gross domestic
product growth through lost economic output; the S&P
reduced its estimate of annualized economic growth
in the fourth quarter by a fullpercentage point, from
3 percent to 2. Moody's Analytics was slightly more
Optimistic. It estimated the hit to GDP would be only
$23 billion.
Either way, the final cost is likely to be even higher
.as scattered reports of the economic damage begin to
come in. .
In the area at the shutdown's epicenter, theDistrict of
Columbia and Maryland lost a combined $21 million
a week in sales taxes. That number will worsen when
Virginia tallies up its damage.
SThe U.S. Travel Association estimated that $2.4 billion
in travel spending was lost.
The National Park Service estimated it was losing
$450,000 a day, although that was mitigated in a few
cases where states stepped in to fund parks on'which
local businesses heavily depend.
The National Retail Federation is expecting only
marginal sales gains of 3,9 percent, to $602 billion, dur-
ing the November and December holidays -- a critical
period for many'small businesses.
We'll have a better fix on the damage when a dozen or
so government economic reports resume publication.
Those include reports on employment, retail sales and
There are two more opportunities on the near ho-
rizon for-another shutdown: in December, when the
resolution ending the shutdown must be renewed, and
in January; when the government's borrowing limit
must be raised. '
Let's hope Congress has learned a lesson. Heaven
knows, we've paid enough for it.

Letter to the Editor

Dear editor,
We are deeply grateful to you for the beautiful article
you featured in your newspaper describing Noah's CAN-
paign and the new and upcoming McLane's CAN-paign.
We are already having responses for offers to help with
aluminum can collections for both programs.
Thank you so much for your wonderful promotion in
"getting the word out," so that more and more children
and families will be able to receive a helping hand to
brighten their lives. The gifts provide a Christmas they
wouldn't be able to have otherwise, but even more so,
the outreach to let them know that others (all of you)
care about them is the most long-lastingand priceless
gift ofall. :
Thank you especially for the sweet remembrances of
our beloved family member; JackWester, who went to
be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2012. Noah's "BigDaddy"
was a big supporter of the efforts to raise funds to
'help others. We also love and appreciate Noah's other
grandfather, Mr. Jinmmy McArthur or "Papa Jimmy" of.,
Bascom, who has been a huge supporter of this chari-
table program. He has worked diligently to pick up cans
along the roadside or from others who donated cans
and has transported countless loads of aluminum cans
inhis truck to the recycling center.
SHow blessed our son and we are to have .such support
and love shown to us. Of course, there are many, many
others whorn we depend on and could not do without,
on this venture of "recycling cans for cash" to help oth-
ers. We do truly thank each and every one of you, from
the bottom of our hearts.
SThe CAN-paign has touched lives, not only the recipi-
ents' lives, but especially our own lives, bringing tears of
happiness and a sense humility and gratefulness to our
hearts. May thegood Lord bless you in a mighty way for
your outreach to others. "Inasmuch as you have done .
it unto one of these my brethren, you have done it unto
Sme" (Matthew 25:40), and "Well done, thou good and
faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21).
Thank you very much again to you, the caring staff
at the "Jackson County Floridan," for your invaluable
assistance, support and encouragement throughout the
past 10 years. We are sincerely and forever grateful to

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I .TWHLER. 10/23
2013 Jeff Stahler/Dist. by Universal UClick for UFS

Bullying demands attention, intervention

The last big case my lawyer
brother handled before his
untimely death in an auto ac-
cident involved bullying in his local
school system. A young female
high school studenthad been vic-
timized by a male contemporary,
or so her parents, contended, and
because they could get no satisfac-
tion from the school authorities,
'they turned to Mike.
Mike's partners thought the
matter had merit but would be
difficult and drawn out. He agreed
but shrugged that off and, as was
usual for him, saw a chance to
correct an injustice. His determi-
nation doubled after his efforts to
bring closure to the matter were
hamstrung by recalcitrant school
officials who failed several times to
resolve it and none too politely
at that.
The finely honed sense of outrage
that made my brother a strong
advocate for those who needed
a stronger voice kicked into high
gear. The ultimate result was vindi-
cation in the form of an expensive
settlement by the school system
and the parents of the accused. A
little common sense and accep-
tance of responsibility could have
saved much.
This all came to mind recently
with the news that an incensed
Florida sheriff had responded in
a far more decisive and positive
fashion than those in Mike's case.
The sheriff had taken a rare step
by charging two girls, 12 and 14,
as contributing to the suicide of
12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick,
who had jumped from the top of an
abandoned cement plant's silo.
Rebecca allegedly had been bul-
lied and harassed beyond all reason
by the other two. The younger
Girl once had been Rebecca's best :.
friend but was convinced by the

Dan K. Thomasson

older girl to physically assault the
victim, who didn't fight back. After
Rebecca's death, the older girl
unremorsefully announced on her
Facebook page that she had bullied
the girl into killing herself. She said
she didn't ".give a (expletive)." She
apparently had considered Sedwick
a rival for the attentionri of a boy.
As a side note, the stepmother of
one of the girls accused of bully-
ing, was accused of beating other
children. She was arrested Oct. 16
upon discovery via video of a July
incident in which she allegedly
punched and hit two boys. She was
charged with two counts of child
abuse with bodily harm and four
counts of child neglect, the Associ-
ated Press reports.
Bullying has been a fact of life for
at least as long as kids have been
going to school, at private institu-
tions as well as public. Boarding
schools, in England and some'in
this country, were notorious for it..
It was all part of growing up, right?
Not if you were on the receiv-
ing end of constant harassment
- mental and sometimes physical
All this has been made vastly
more incessant and dangerous
by the Internet and social net-
works. Rebecca Sedwickis among
the well-publicized victims of
viciousness. My daughter, Lisa,
experienced it briefly once; a girl
with whom she had absolutely no
quarrel sent her a nasty, hateful let-

ter full of expletives. Lisa handled it
by confronting the girl and telling
her in no uncertain terms that
she would not tolerate any further
attacks. .
Thank goodness this was before
the online assaults so common
now. Though Rebecca's mother and'
father moved their daughter to a
different school when the bully- -
ing intensified, the online attacks
We should hail the willingness
of Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff Grady
Judd to. charge the two girls with
aggravated stalking. The younger
of the two accused has shown
remorse and her parents have been
helping in the investigation. She
was released to her parents under
house arrest. The older girl, who
once had urged Rebecca to "drink
bleach and die," was taken into
'custody in the juvenile wing of the
Polk County Jail, according to The
New York Times.
When parents apparently ig-
nore or make excuses for obvious
indications of bullying or other bad
behavior fromtheir child, as the-
older girl's parents allegedly did,
and bad things happen as a result,'
they should be held accountable as
well as their children.
The opportunity to cause harm
through our.enhanced com-
munications networks requires a
new responsibility when it comes
to teaching and monitoring our
offspring. The tendency to commit
abuse is naturally high during ado-'
lescence when judgment is always_
at its lowest. With their smart-
phones and tablets and computers,I
it's easy to go too far.
Sheriff Judd has taken major
stride toward doing something ,
about it. I'm pleased my brother.
did, too. Failing to. act would com-
pound the harm done.

Marching with Lee: A countercultural vision forward

S en. Mike Lee is a man to listen
'to. Washington, D.C., Con-
gress and some Republican
senators are not the most popu-
lar people in-America today, but
suspend your judgment for just a
moment. Consider his indictment
- of American politics and even
conservatism and his vision for
the future.
At the Value Voters Summit, held
during the final days of the govern-
ment shutdown, the junior sena-
tor from Utah cautioned against
something we had been witnessing
in the media over the last weeks.
"Conservatives," he said, "often fall
into a trap.- defining ourselves by,
what we are against: Big govern-
ment, debt, higher taxes and regu-
lations, Obamacare. But we haven't
invested nearly as much time and
energy in communicating what we
conservatives are for. I'm talking
, about more than simply the poli-
cies we advocate. Conservatism is
not about the bills we want to pass,
but the nation we want to be."
'It's worth noting that strategic
misfires are sometimes born of true
conviction. Much of MSNBC these
days consists of assuming Sen. Ted
Cruz was simply trying to advance
his presidential primary creden-
tials by talking down Obamacare
and toleratinrig a shutdown. But his
intention is to address existential
threats born out of fundamental
questions about who we are and
where we. are going.
During his speech, Lee addressed
this: "Too often in this town we
stop thinking about the things that
matter most. We get so caught up
in the thick of things that we not


only stop thinking big-.we often
stop thinking at all which leads
to other things like $17 trillion
debt, widespread dysfunction, and
much more."
It's not just aWashington prob-
lem, is it? We get set in our ways
and stop realizing our lives can be
Different, better and about some-
thing more than the coming -- or
missed deadline. Further, we can
help others: out of poverty, out of
depression, out of feeling alone in
the world.
Seven months into the papacy
of Pope Francis, the media seems
much more interested in figuring
out what political label he falls,
under rather than actually listening
to what he says. But what he says
is: Be who you say you are. And you
can't be who you say you are if you
don't know who you are! And you
can't help your brother if you don't
even look at him, if you're com-
pletely indifferent to him, if you
don't even notice him, never mind
fail to weep for his pain.
In remarks in an aptly named
"Room of Renunciation" in Assisi
earlier this month, Pope Francis
advised: "For everyone, even for
our society that is showing signs of
fatigue, if we want to save our-
selves from sinking, it is necessary

to follow the path of poverty. That
does not mean misery-- this idea
should be refuted-- it means
knowing how-to share, how to be
more in solidarity with those in
need, to entrust oneself more to,
God and less to our human efforts.'
Earlier this year, Lee explained
what it is we need to consider as we
move forward in debates about the
economy, health care, immigration,
religious liberty and the very future
of America: "The alternative to big
government is not small govern-
ment. The alternative to big gov-
ernment is a thriving, flourishing
nation of cooperative communities
- where your success depends on
your service. It's a free enterprise,
economy where everyone works
for everyone else, competing to see
who can figure out the best way
to help the most people. And it's a
voluntary civil society, where free
individuals come together to meet
each other's needs, fill in the gaps,
and make sure no onegets left
He further emphasized: "Our ide-
als demand we identify even more
with those Americans still on the
bottom rungs, where the climbing
is harder, dangerous and lonely.'"
In freedom is duty, a duty that en-
courages and challenges and loves.
Today's challenges require a human
encounter that no government or
politician can lead; it involves an
integrity deeper than any ideology
and a commitment well beyond
any news or campaign cycle.
Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National
SReview Online www.nationalreview.com. She
can be contacted at klopez@nationalreview.


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S arianna Optimist Club member
Travis Marsh (left) recently
M presented immediate past
president Lowell Centers with a beautifully
hard-carved and painted Mallard Duck decoy,
In making the presentation, Marsh noted that
Centers guided the club through some dif-
ficult times when hnot many people wanted to
be Optimist members., Marsh credits Centers
and his leadership in large part for helping to
keep the club a viable civic organization.

Talent Search students front Tolar and Blountstown Middle
depart for the trip.

Chipola Talent Search

visits Wallace College

Special to the Floridan.

Seventy Chipola Tal-
ent Search Students from
Calhoun, Holmes, Jack-
son, Liberty .and, Wash-
ington counties recent-
ly toured the campus

of Wallace Comniunity
Talent Search partici-
pants visit many commu-
nity colleges and universi-
ties. Most students in the
program enroll in Chipola
after high school.

Talent Searth students from Graceville, Marianna Middle,
Cottondale, and Poplar Springs depart for the trip.

Marriages, Divorce Report '-

Special to the Floridan
))Victoria Marie Canman
and Sean Jay Duckett."
* Michael Shay Miller
'and Cristina Marie Perry.
Mark Dewayne Merritt
arid Heather Dawn Trant.

SAngela Christine Lee ,
and Shannon Faville
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Brian Scott Wilkerson.
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Police have suspects

The Associated Press

least seven inmates in
Florida have used forged
documents in attempts
to escape from prison,
including two killers who
were mistakenly freed be-
cause of the paperwork,
authorities said Tuesday.
-Police said they were
looking at several suspects
in the investigation of the
escape of Joseph Jenkins
and Charles Walker, but so
far they have made no ar-
rests. Florida Department
-of Law Enforcement Com-
missioner Gerald Bailey
said the prisoners were
not cooperating.
"In law enforcement
terms, they've lawyered
up," Bailey said. "But we
will find the details of what
led to' these escapes with-
out their help, but should
they choose to cooperate,
we will have the answers
that we need, the answers
that we demand sooner
rather than later."
Jenkins and Walker were
let out of a Panhandle
prison on Sept. 27 and
Oct. 8,' respectively, be-
cause of fake paperwork
that reduced their life sen-
tences to 15 years, author-
ities said. It was Jenkins'
second time trying to es-
cape with forged papers.
He failed in 2011, Bailey
Jenkins and Walker were
captured Saturday. at a
Panama City motel. Au-
thorities found an iPad
and cellphone there, and
they were reviewing them
for evidence. Police also
want to know .how the
men got to the motel and
who was coming from At-
lanta to take them some-
where else.
The convicted murder-
ers arrived at the Orange
County Jail on Tuesday
and were placed in maxi-

Lillie Danzy (front left)
Walker (pictured in lowe
(to her left) and attorney
she makes a plea for her
Joseph Jenkins and Wz
bogus paperwork, were
mum security in
separate locations. It
same jail where they:
tered as felons in the
after they were relE
from prison. Hours
they were ordered
into the custody ofth
apartment of Correctit
Besides the forged d
ments, forensic exam
were lookifig at conr
ers and printers .s
from the Franklin C(
prison. So far, there
indication that any
apartment of Correc
workers helped thE
mates with their es
but investigators anr
looking at any poss
ties of an inside job, I
"There is no hard
dence that has happe
he said.' "If there-
there would be an ar
The mistaken re
led the Corrections
-partment to chang
policy for early prism
releases. It also cause
chief judge in the ju
circuit that covers Or
and Osceola county
metro Orlando to ci
how orders are filed i
clerks of courts ol
The forged paper

in escaped inmates probe
Bailey said authori-
ties know of three other
prisoners who attempted
similar escapes. The first
was case was the release
of Nydeed Nashaddai out
of a Pinellas County jail in
2009. He was captured in
less than a day, sentenced
to 20 years for escape and
sent to the Franklin Coun-
ty Prison. Another case in-
Ssvolved an inmate at a Gulf
County prison. ,
c M d Earlier this year, Frank-
Hclord:ers fr:om lib n County prisoner Jef-
mother of escaped inmate Charles frey Forbes' escape at-
or right) with her husband, Jeff Danzy, tempt was thwarted by a
iy Rhonda Henderson (right) listen as detective who discovered
r son to turn himself in to authorities. that his release date had
walker, two convicted killers freed by. been changed. In emals
later captured in Panama City, Fla. released Tuesday by the
two that led to the release of state attorney in Orlando,
t's the Jenkins and Walker was a Florida Department of
regis- filed in the Orange County Law Enforcement agent
Says Clerk of Courts office. described the attempt as
eased Chief Circuit Judge Bel- a "system failure." In the
later, vin Perry signed an order June e-mail, the agent said
back Monday that prohibits he planned to meet with
ie De- judicial orders from be- workers in the clerk's of-
ons. ing accepted at drop-off fice in Orlando.
locu- boxes. His order also re- The agent and repre-
iiners quires judicial assistants sentatives from. the, state
nput- to keep a log of all orders attorney's office metwith
seized to change an inmate's the clerk workers to learn
county prison sentence. how the office receives
is no When the clerks office documents, said Leesa
fDe- gets an order to change a Bainbridge, a spokeswom-
ations sentence, the clerk must an for the Orange County
e in- verifywith the judge or ju- Clerk of Courts.
,cape, dicial assistant that the or- "There were no 'follow-
e still der was issued, according up meetings or advisories,
sibili- to the new measures. .- except to assure us the in-
Bailey While investigating the v estigation had not impli-
Walker and Jenkins case, cated any clerk employ-
I evi- authorities discovered ees," Bainbridge said in
ned," two other prisoners at the an email. "In other words,
were, Franklin-County, prison there was no indication
rest." who were in the process that the Forbes case was
lease of obtaining-fake release anything more than an
De- orders. isolated incident."

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The settlement is also
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table or space. Howev-
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World Impact opens new office in Tallahassee

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When broker Rodney El-
kins and his wife Joanna's
oldest son, Rodney, Jr., be-
gan attending Florida State
University, they found
themselves looking for
apartment rentals for him
to live in since the dorms
were full when they would
travel to see him. There
seems to be a shortage of
rental properties near FSU.
So, of course with Rodney

being the Realtor that he
is, he researched the real
estate mar-
ket in Talla-
hassee and
found in-
credible op-
found that
Maloy you can buy
cash flow-
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erty near the university for
$30,000. Thus was born
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opportunity to open an of-
fice in Tallahassee.
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first agent
to join WIRE
in. its Talla-
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fice. Justin, a)
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native, was trained in real
estate in the Miami-Coral
Gable area. He is familiar
with the options and needs

of the college family.
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vices since we are already
in neighboring Bay County
and the Chipola and Mari-
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ents on the entire Emerald
Coast of thePanhandle,
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just 30 minutes from Tal-
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Consumer Reports: Dump your big bank and save

By Consumer Reports

If you're, comfortable with
technology, Consumer Reports
says the lowfees of Internet-only
banks, which deliver services
via smartphone and computer,
might be appealing.
Remember Bank Transfer
Day two years ago? That's when
mad-as-hell consumers were
supposed to bring giant banks
such as Bank of America, Chase
and Citibank to their knees by
moving their money to nonprof-
it credit unions.
It was a bust, says Consumer
Reports. Few people switched,
in part because of the grip big
bankshad on them with their al-
luring online and mobile bank-
ing services.
Now the top 10 credit unions
have caught up, and new com-
petitors have entered the fight
'for your dollars. Here's the low-
down on four alternatives worth
Credit Unions
Why? They offer all of the

services of a bank (and federal
deposit insurance) but tend
to charge considerably less for
checking accounts and loans.
And they generally pay higher
interest rates on savings.
Why not? The customer-satis-
faction rating for credit unions
dropped 5 points last year, to 82,
according to the American Cus-
tomer Satisfaction Index (ACSI),
which tracks 48 industries. Nev-
ertheless, they still outscored
Chase (74), Citibank (70) and
Bank of America (66).
Where to find them. Member-
ship is open onlyto people in a
specific group, such as employ-
ees of a company, members
of an association or residents
of certain communities. Go to
mycreditunion.gov to find pros-
pects near you.
Regional Banks
Why? If you're uncomfortable,
cutting the cord to a traditional
bank, check put a regional or
midsized bank. They now of-
fer the same technological bells
and whistles but also provide

significantly, higher satisfaction
than the four biggest national
banks, according to the ACSI.
Their satisfaction score was 79
last year, placing them below
credit unions but above the big
Why not? Smaller isn't always
better. In Texas, Regions Bank
ranked last among 13 banks as-
sessed in J.D. Power's 2013 Re-
tail Banking Satisfaction Survey.
That was worse thanWells Fargo,
Citibank and Bank of America,
though Frost National, another
regional, topped the Lone Star
State list.
Where to find them. Go to jd-
power,com for rankings of re-
gional banks serving your sec-
tion of the country.
Virtual Banks
Why? They typically charge no
monthly fees, have low penal-
ties or none at all and offer FDIC
insurance, direct deposit, elec-
tronic bill payment, debit cards,
photo check deposit and nation-
al networks of fee-free ATMs.
Why not? There are no physical

branches; which might be un-
settling unless you've embraced
mobile banking and rarely need
to set foot inside a branch. Plus
the low- or no-fee business
model might be jeopardized at
some virtual banks that partly
finance their operations from
the fees they collect every time
a customer uses a debit card to
make a purchase, because in
July a federal court ruling sig-
naled that those fees might be
regulated lower.
Where to fird them. Search
online for virtual banks iriclud-
* ing Ally, Capital One 360 Check-
ing, GoBank and Simple.
Prepaid Cards
Why? Once a high-priced op-
tion for low-income consumers
who couldn't qualify for a check-
ing account or credit card, pre-
paid cards have moved into the
mainstream and offer many of
the features of a checking ac-
count. Almost all of them come
with FDIC insurance. And when,
Consumer Reports rated 26
cards in July on value, conve-

nience, safety and other mea-
sures, it found that consumers
could avoid the few fees that the
best ones had.
Why not? All prepaid cards,
aren't created equal. And while
Consumer Reports' ratings didn't
compare the cost of checking
accounts vs. a prepaid card al-
ternative, it did find that the
worst prepaid cards have high,
unavoidable charges, including
activation and monthly fees,
and that one lacked FDIC in-
surance. Four prepaid cards to
.avoid: AccountNow Gold Visa
Prepaid Card (MetaBank), Reach
Visa Prepaid Card (Tom Joyner),
Redpack Mi Promesa Prepaid
MasterCard and American Ex-
press for Target.
SWhere to find them. Consid-
er the best Consumer Reports
found: Bluebird with direct
deposit (American Express),
H&R Block Emerald Prepaid
MasterCard, Green Dot Card
(Green Dot Bank) and Approved
Prepaid MasterCard (Suze Or-
man) with or without direct

Fed stimulus hopes lift S&P

500 to another record

The Associated Press

NEWYORK' The pros-,
pect of more economic
stimulus from the Federal
Reserve pushed the Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 index to
a fourth consecutive re-
cord close Tuesday.
Investors also were en-
couraged by strong earn-
ings from' major U.S.
companies such as Whirl-
pool, Delta Air Lines and
The U.S. economy add-
ed 148,000 jobs in Sep-
tember, the Labor Depart-
ment reported Tuesday, SpecialistJason Hardzewicz(Ih
lower than the 180,000 Rowe and Michael Smyth on t
jobs forecast. The report Exchange on Tuesday,
was delayed for 2./ weeks ing $85 billion of bonds a
because of a 16-daypartial month to keep long-term
government shutdown. interest rates low and spur
Analysts are also expect- economic growth. The
ing the upcoming jobs stimulus has'been a key
report for October to be 'driver ofa 4 2-year rallying
weak because -the shut- stocks that has pushed the
down may have damp- S&P 500 indek and Dow
ened hiring. Jones industrial average to
In the absence of stron- record levels this year.
ger jobs growth, the econ- On Tuesday, the S&P 500
omy will struggle to grow. index rose 10.01 points, or
quickly and that means 0.6 percent, to 1,754.67.
the Fed is unlikely to stop The Dow gained 75.46
its stimulus effort anytime points, or 0.5 percent, to,
soon. 15,467.66. The Nasdaq.
"We've probably got composite advanced 9.52
another relatively soft points, or 0.2 percent, to
report ahead of us,". said 3,929.57.
Jeff Kleintop, Chief Mar- Investors are also watch-
ket Strategist for LPL Fi- ing company earnings for
nancial. "That's likely to the third quarter.
keep the Fed on hold for S&P 500 companies are
sometime and the market forecast to report aver-
seems to like that." age earnings growth of
The- Fed has been buy- 3.5 percent for the third

eft) works with traders Gregory
he floor of the New York Stock

quarter, according to'the
latest estimate from S&P
Capital IQ. That would be
the slowest rate of growth
since the third quarter a
year ago.
While growth has
slowed, about two-thirds
of companies are report-
ing earnings that are beat-
ing forecasts from Wall
Street analysts.

Bills pile up during illness

Dear Bruce: I was very ill
in 2010 and got way be-
hind on credit card bills. I
tried paying the minimum
amounts that were due,
but without being able to
work, I got way behind. I
planned to go. bankrupt,
but it hasn't been sitting
well with me.
Myhusband passed away
a few months ago, and I
got a 'very small insurance
payment. After the fu-
neral and other expenses,
I have about $9,000 left.
All the credit card compa-
nies want to make offers
of smaller amounts to
I own my house outright.
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Largest signed baseball collection on display

The Associated Press W -," -

When New York Yankees
legend Mickey Mantle
signed a baseball for 9-
year-old Dennis Schrader
at a 1956 spring training
game in Florida, it began a
lifelong obsession. Today,
Schrader has more than
4,600 signed baseballs,
certified by Guinness as
the largest such collection
in the world.
That obsession is now on
display at the St. Peters-
burg Museum of History in
Florida. "Schrader's Little
Cooperstown" opened to /
the public Tuesday, and
Schrader was grinning
from ear to ear. He and his
wife have loaned the balls Visitors to the St. Petersburg M
to the museum for 20 years, baseballs Tuesday, in St. Peters
and after that, they will be ball, signed by Joe DiMag-
returned to the family, gio and then-wife Marilyn
Previously, Schrader's Monroe,. :
baseballs were displayed He estimates the collec-
in a 12-by-14-foot room tion is worth $2 million to
in his hotne that had walls $3 million.
a foot thick, a bank vault ;The collection is a trip
door, motion sensors arid through baseball history,
video camera surveillance, and Schrader will person-
The semi-retired mobile ally give tours of the col-
home executive once election to groups.
spent $25,000 on a single' There are .the obvious

Dennis Schrader gestures as he tells a story after cutting the
ribbon to open his exhibit of autographed baseballs.

Museum of.History view some of Dennis Schrader's autographed

great, signatures: Mickey
Mantle, Babe Ruth and
Jackie Robinson. There are
several Negro League balls,
a tribute to the All-Ameri-
can Girls Professional
Baseball League featured
in the movie "A'League of
Their Own," and several
signed by celebrities and
"He captured the essence

of baseball,"-said St. Peters-,
burg Mayor Bill Foster.
InAugust 2011, Guinness
World Records certified
him as the owner of 4,020
baseballs signed by ma-
jor league baseball play-
ers. Duplicates and balls
signed by non-baseball
celebrities brought his
collection of baseballs to
more than 4,600.

'It cost the museum
$300,000 to design the
exhibit and two years for
city officials to convince
Schrader to loan the pre-
cious collection;
The museum, which sits
along St. Petersburg's wa-
terfront, is also gearing
up to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of baseball
spring training in the city.
Spring training began in
St. Petersburg with the St.
Louis Browns playing at
Coffee Pot Park in 1914.
Schrader admitted that
"there's an emptiness"

in his home without the
basebaU-s, but said the
vault was filled \\ith other
collectibles, including his
wife's 500 cookie jars and
several hundred celebrity
autographed photos.'
Schrader's wife, Mary,;
said she and her hus-
band won't stop collecting
signed baseballs.
"In. fact, I have a ball in
my purse right now," Mary
Schrader said, laughing
and showing the blank
ball. "I always carry one
around, because you never
know who you'll run into."

Go For the Food: Amish menu at Yoder's in Sarasota

APTravel Editor
SARASOTA It's. 2:30
p.m. on a.Saturday in Oc-
tober well past lunch,
and the slowest time of
year in 'Siasota, where
the beautiful Gulf..Coast
beaches are most crowded
in winter and spring.
But the line for "home-
style Amish food" at Yod-
er's Restaurant is out the
door, with a 45-minute-
wait for a table. Salivat-
ing customers snake past
a sign listing varieties of
pie as waitresses walk by
carrying trays heaped with
fried chicken. "
Yoder's is located' in
Pinecraft, an Amish-Men-
nonite neighborhood that
swells in the cold months
as buses brifing visitors from
Amish and Mennonite
communities in Ohio and
Indiana. Its comfort-food
menu reflects traditional
Amish .home-cooking
with yummy staples like
noodles, pot roast, meat-
loaf and mashed potatoes;
But the food is prepared
with a light touch, avoid-
ing the oversalted goo and
blandness-that gives itis

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Customers eat at Yoder's Restaurant in Sarasota. The restaurant serves "homestyle Amish
food" and is extremely popular among locals and tourists alike.

type of cooking a bad
name. ,
-The menu is also sprin-
kled with' surprises you
don't expect to find at an
Amish restaurant: Asian
chicken salad, "Amish que-
sadillas" .(chicken, cheese
and mushrooms), ,and
a salad of mixed greens,
crumbled gorgorizola
Cheese and dried cranber-

ries. Breakfast includes a
veggie Benedict spin-
ach, tomato, and avocado
with hollandaise sauce
and fresh fruit onthe side.
No meal here is complete
without trying Yoder's fa-
mous pie, which comes
in two dozen varieties.
The most popular flavor is
peanut butter, with layers'
of crunchy peanut butter

topping and vanilla pud-
ding. Also popular are
coconut, banana cream,
strawberry and chocolate
peanut butter.' Some vari-
eties are offered season-
ally, like mincemeat.
In' some parts of the
country where the Amish
spurn modern ways, you'll
find horse-and-buggies
plying the roads,,but here

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Amazon plans to build
Stwo warehouses
TAMPA Internet
retailer Amazon.com Inc.
S.announced plans to build
warehouses in-Hillsbor-
ough and Polk counties,
creating more than 1,000
jobs in central Florida.
The company said that
it would build fulfillment
ceAters in Hillsborough
County and Lakeland.
Earlier in the month,
officials said Amazon had
closed on a deal to locate a

distribution center in Hill-
sborough County, but the
company made the public
announcement Tuesday.

Prosecution rests in
businessman killing
The prosecution has .
rested in the trial of a man
accused of arranging the
2001 mob-style slaying of
.prominent South Florida
businessman Konstanti-
nos "Gus" Boulis.
Evidence and testimony


in the prosecution's main
case ended Tuesday
against 56-year-old An-
thony "Little Tony" Ferrari.

-Now it's the defenses tim
and the case could go to
the jury within a few days.
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the only horse and buggy
is a model inYoder's park-
ing lot. Local adherents
6f the faith instead get
around on. three-wheel
bikes, which form a virtual
parade in some parts of
town in winter.
Pinecraft is also famous
for its post office, which
the Amish community
bought from the U.S. Post-
al Service after the branch
-was scheduled to close,
and for its simple church,
called the Tourist Church.
Botharejust a block or two
from Yoder's. The TLC net-
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of its "Breakinrig Amish" ep-
isodes in Pinecraft. The re-
s ality show looks at young
People who were raised
Amish and Mennonite as
they experience life but-
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Yoder's, which opened in
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Nevada boy says he came face-to-face with shooter

The Associated Press

SPARKS, Nev. Stu-
dents cowered in fear and
pleaded for their lives
as a, 12-year-Old Nevada,
boy went on a schoolyard
rampage with a handgun
he brought from home,
waving the weapon at
frightened classmates and
shooting a math teacher in,
the chest oqn a' basketball
court. "
The' boy opened fire
Monday morning on the
Sparks Middle School
campus, wounding two
boys and killing the teach-
er before he turned the
gun on himself.
Washoe County School
District police revealed
Tuesday that the seventh-
grader brought the 9mm
semi-automatic Ruger
handgun from his home,
but' authorities were still
working to determine
how he obtained it. The
student's parents were co-
operating with authorities
and' wouldd face charges in
the case, police said.
Eighth-grader :Angelo,
Ferro recalled' burying
his face in his hands and

Community members gatherto pay their respects to Michael Landsberry, a 45-year-old eighth-
grade math teacher, soccer coach and former Marine who was killed by an eighth-grader at
Sparks Middle School on Monday.

pleading for his. life as
the boy waved the gun
,and threatened to shoot.
Another seventh grader
and Ferro's math teacher,
Michael Landsberry, lay
gunned down nearby.
"The whole time 1 was
hoping Mr. L was OK, we'd
all get through it, it was
a bad dream," Ferro told

The Associated Press on
Ferro, 13, was in the
schoolyard with friends
when the violence started.
He heard a pop, about 15
minutes before the morn-
ing bell' rang but didn't
think much of it. Then he
saw an injured boy clutch-
ing his wounded arm, and

he watched Landsberry
walk toward the gunman
and take a bullet to the
, Unable to get inside the
locked-down school, Fer-
ro and others crouched
against the building for
safety but soon came face-
to-face with .the armed

Ferro didn't know the
boy but said he and other
frightened classmates
tried to talk him out of
firing. But something dis-
tracted the boy, and he
didn't shoot.'" ,
"You could hear the.
panic," Ferro said. "He left,
thank'.God." .
A series of 911 calls
made from the school also
reflected the terror of the
situation, including an
ominous report of "teach-
er down,"
"Can you send please
send police out here," a
panicked student told a
911 disPatcher. "There's a
kid-with a gun."
Authorities 'provided no
motive for the shootingbut
said they've interviewed
20 or 30 witnesses and are
looking into any prior con-
nections between the vic-
tims and the shooter.
"Everybody wants to
know why that's the big
question," Sparks Deputy
Police Chief Tom Miller.,
said.. "The answer is, we
don't know right now."'
Also Tuesday, law en-
forcement and school' of-
ficials again lauded the

actions of Landsberry, a
45-year-old former Marine
who tried to stop the ram-
page before he was killed.
"I cannot express
enough appreciation for
Mr. Landsberry," Washoe
County School District Su-
perintendent Pedro Marti-
nez said at a news confer-
ence. "He truly is a-hero."
Students said they saw
Landsberry walk calmly
toward the shooter and
ask him to hand over'his
weapon before he was
killed. Washoe County
School District 'Police
Chief Mike Mieras said
Landsberry's actions gave
some students enough
time torun to safety. .
Police said they believe
the shooter at one point
tried to enter the school
but couldn't because of
emergency lockdown
After killing Landsberry,
the boy fired at a second
student, hitting lim in the
abdomen. He then shot
himself in the head.
The two 12-year-old
boys who were wounded
are in stable condition and

Texas dad alleges

bullyig min 91-0

football game

The Associated Press started to getout of hand,
Buchanan said.
Texas high school coach While blowouts are not
Tim Buchanan benched uncommon in Texas high
his: starters after only 21 school football, Aledo
plays, kept to a conserva- has racked up several of
tive'ground game and even them this season, due in
allowed the clock to run part to being placed in a
uninterrupted aftei half- new district that has not
time to hasten the final been as strong in football.
whistle. Still, his Bearcats The Bearcats' average vic-
'won 91-0. ; tory margin in"four district
Now the coach is fac- games is 77 points.
ing formal accusations of The University Inter-
bullying. scholastic League bases its
The impressive victory realignment decisions on
for undefeated Aledo High, enrollment and geograph-
School, a football. power-, ic location to minimize
house in suburban" Fort travel time, a move aimed
SWorth that has put up slim- at reducing class absences.
ilar'numbers against other When Aledo was placed in
schools, has forced an in- a different district before
vestigation after a parent. last season, -its travel time
from the opposing team to. the furthest .location
filed a bullying complaint, was cut from two hours to
The complaint, whichmust about 35 miles, Buchanan
be investigated under state said. -.
law, says Buchanan should Buchanan's team, which
,have done more to prevent' is averaging 69.3 points a.
the lokP'sided score.- game with a 7-0 record,
"It wasn't, good for any- ran just 32 playsbut scored
body,". Buchanan said of on about every third one
the Friday win over West- .during Friday's game. Ale-.
em Hills in. a Class 4A do rushed for 391 yards. It
matchup./ "I've sat and scored eight touchdowns
gone over and over and on the ground, two each
over t n. what we could 'on passes and punt re-
have done differently. The turns, and one on a fumble
score could have very eas- recovery.
ily been 150 to nothing." "It certainly didn't seem
SWestern Hills coach John like they were trying to run
Naylor told the Fort Worth up the score in'this case,"
SStar-Telegram that he dis- Hector said: i
'agreed with the bullying al- Western Hills had 79
legation, which Buchanan yards rushing and 67 yards
said suggested his coaches passing.
"should have made their The UIL follows NCAA
payers ease up and quit rules, but most other states
playing that hard,", follow guidelines of the Na-
Under state law, Aledo's tional Federation bof State
principal must investigate High 'School Associations,
the complaint and prepare said Bob Colgate, the fed-
a report. The complaint ration's director of sports
was filed with the school and sports medicine
district, which the law re- |
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though coaches can agree PromI Se TI
to end';a game early, UIL
spokeswoman Kate Hector t
There were about 1,500 1N 1T...
fans still in the stands at
the end of the game, most -
of them Aledo's, he said: .. J
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Docs more precise about fill-term pregnancy

The Associated Press

to-be closing in on her due
date? The nation's obste-
tricians are getting more
precise about exactly how
close makes for a full-term
On average, a pregnancy
lasts 40 weeks, counting.
from the first day of the
woman's last menstrual
period. That's how a due
date is estimated. :
A baby is considered
preterm if he or she, is,
born before 37 weeks of
pregnancy. Until now, a
"term" baby was defined
as one born anytime from
37 weeks to 42 weeks,. a
few weeks before or after
the calculated due date. .
Now the American Col-
lege of Obstetricians aind
Gynecologists is refining (
the definition of a term
pregnancy to make clear
that even at the end of
the last trimester, -a little
more time in' the womb
can be better for a baby's "
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Builders of Obama's health

care website saw red flags

The Associated Press

WAS14INGTON Crammed into
conference rooms with pizza for
dinner, some programmers build-
ing the Obama administration's
showcase health insurance website
were growing increasingly stressed.
Some worked past 10 p.m., energy
drinks in hand. Others rewrote com-
puter code over and over to meet
what they considered last-minute
requests for changes from the gov-
. ernment or other contractors.
As questions mount over the web-
site's failure, insider interviews and
a review of technical specifications
by The Associated Press found a
mind-numbingly complex system
put together by harried program-
mers who pushed out a final prod-
uct that congressional investigators
said was tested by the government
and not private developers with
more expertise.
Meanwhile, the White House
Said that President Barack Obama's
longtime adviser Jeffrey Zients
will provide management ad-
vice to help fix the system. White
House press secretary Jay Carney
.says Zients will be on a short-term
assig'inmeit at the Health and
Human Services' Department be-
fore he's due to take over as direc-
tor of Obama's National Economic
Council Jan. 1.
Carney cited Zients' expertise as a
longtime management consultant
and his "proven track record" since
coming to theWhite House in 2009,
both as interim budget director and
as chief performance officer, when
he headed an effort to streamline
government and cut costs. "We're
engaged in an all-out effort to im-
prove the online experience".' Car-
ney said.
This is not the first time Obama
has turned to Zients for help solving
a major problem. In the 2009. after
far more drivers than anticipated
-signed up for the Cash for Clunk-
ers program that promised rebates
to people who traded in their old
cars for more fuel-efficient vehicles,
Obama assigned Zients, his deputy
budget director at the time, to help
eliminate the backlog. .
When the same thing happened
with sign-ups for an updated ver-
sion of the Gl Bill, one designed to
help the 9/11 generation of veter-
ans get a college education, Obama

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White
House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, on the initial rollout of the health care over-
haul.,Obama acknowledged that the widespread problems with his health care
law's rollout are unacceptable, as the administration scrambles to fix the cascade
of computer issues.

again turned to Zients.
"He's not going to be looking under
the hood and tell you 'I can fix the
' coding, I can fix it,"" Kenneth Baer,
who was a senior -adviser to Zients
.at the budget office, said ofZients'
newest assignment. "His skill is go-
ing to be how to identify challenges,
prioritize what solutions need to*
be done next, assessing what talent
is already available and then how
to motivate them to do that job as
quickly and as ably as possible."
Aneesh Chopra, who was Obama's
chief technology officer, said Zients
is extremely skilled in figuring
things out from a management
"Ifl Iwas confident this issue would
be resolved before his participation,
I am doubly so. now," said Cho-
pra, who also worked with Zients
at the Advisory Board- Co., one of
two business advisory firms where
Zients held top posts. "Jeff's track
record is really a relentless focus on
Healthand Human ServicesSecre-
tary Kathleen Sebelius said in a post
on HealthCare.gov that her agency
is also bringing in more experts and
specialists from government and
industry, including top Silicon Val-
ley companies.
'"This new infusion of talent will
bring a powerful array of subject
matter expertise and skills, in-
cluding extensive -experience scal-
ing major IT systems," she said.
"This effort is being marshaled as
part of a cross-functional team

that is working aggressively to diag-
nose parts of HealthCare.gov that
are experiencing problems, learn
from successful states, prioritize is-
sues, and fix them."
Project developers for the health
care website who spoke to the AP
Son condition of anonymity be-
cause they feared they wold oth-
erwise be fired- said they raised
doubts among themselves whether
the website could be ready in time.
They complained openly to each
other about what they considered
tight and unrealistic deadlines. One
was nearly brought to tears over the
stress of finishing on time, one de-
veloper said. Website builders saw
red flags for months.
* A review of internal. architec-
tural diagrams obtained by the AP
revealed the system's complexity.
Insurance applicants have a host
of personal information verified,
including income and immigra-
tion status. The system connects to
other federal computer networks,
including ones at the Social Secu-
rity -Administration, IRS, Veterans
Administration, Office of Personnel
Management and the Peace Corps.
Obama on Monday acknowl-
edged technical problems that
he described as "kinks in the sys-
tem." But 'in remarks at a Rose
Garden event, Obama offered no
explanation for the failure except to
note that high traffic to the website
caused some of the slowdowns. He
said it had been visited nearly 20
million times.

Lawyer: Libyan denies US terror charges

The A socialePd Prei-:

NEWYORK-An alleged
al-Qaida member accused
in a pair of 1998 U.S. em-
bassy bombings main-
tains his innocence and
was shaken by the expe-
rience of being snatched
off the streets of Libya and
interrogated for a week
aboard an American war-.
ship; his new lawyer said
Tuesday. '
Abu Anas al-Libi "'is up-
set because he was seized
in front of his home at
gunpoint and blindfold-.

Frorrm Page]A :

The intent 'of 'the analy-
sis, GSG says, is to provide
alternative fire service
delivery options to im-
prove the Insurance Ser-
vices Office rating, im-
prove current response
times through station relo-
cations *and other means,
and explore alternative
funding and governance
options for fire. service
GSG identified what
it. called "Immediate
Enhancements" re-
garding. improving the
county's ISO rating. They
. Build two replacement
fire stations.
)) Fire department list-
ings in the telephone
S))Establish a fire hydrant
flow and maintenance
) Establish incident

ed, and not knowing why,"
the attorney, Bernard
Kleinman said following a*
hearing in federal court in
Al-Libi, also known
as Nazih Abdul-Hamed
al-Ruqai, was indicted
more than a decade ago
in the twin 1998 bomb-
ings at the U.S. embassies
in Kenya and Tanzania
that killed 224 people,
including a dozen Ameri-
cans. He was brought
to the United States
last week and pleaded.
not guilty while being rep-
no e. e ,

command officers posi-
tion on each shift,
b Training officer/volun-
teer coordinator. ,.
V Fire inspector/fire
marshal .
Company inspections/
pre-fire planning.
) Develop an agreement
with Chipola College to
utilize training facility.
' Establish a volun-
teer/part-time employee

Issues that will .require
more time to implement
and/or additional funding
from the county, under the
heading of "Three-year
Enhancements, included:
Purchase two fire en-
gines and a shift officer's
vehicle, construct water
tanks to serve the four
quadrants of the county,
other equipment needs
and the addition of full-
and part-time staff.
Under "Five-year En-
hancements," GSG rec-
ommended the county
purchase a ladder truck,

resented by two federal
Kleinman whose
clients have included'
Ramzi Yousef, the con-
victed mastermind of the
1993 World Trade Center
bombing -and another
man detained at Guan-
tanamo said he had
been retained privately to
represent al-Libi..The 49-
year-old defendant con-
firmed in court through
an Arabic interpreted. that
he wants Kleinman as his'"
Kleinman declined to

brush truck and a pump-
er/tanker, and add still
more. full- and part-t.inme
staff :
The many recommen-,
dations from GSG carry
a hefty price tag, with
some fi'e-year projec-'
tions showing costs rang-
ing from $7 to' 10 mil-
lion, depending on, how
the budget is structured
(the county alone, or in-
, cluding 'other fire service
providers), and 'assum-
ing the county adopts all
But which if any,- of
the recommendations the
county pursues, at what
time frame and how to
pay for them are some of
many questions facing
county commissioners in
the wake of the GSG fire
In looking at ways it
could fund fire service
delivery enhancements,
the county's options in-
clude grants, ad valorem
taxes or special assess-

discuss how he was be-
ing paid following the
The government told
U.S. District Judge Lewis.
Kaplan on Tuesday that
they want to put the Liby-
an defendant'on trial with
two other men charged
in the embassy bomb-
ing case, Khaled al-Faw-
waz and Adel Abdc! Bary
Prosecutors also said the
evidence includes 270,000
pages 'of documents and
a voluntary, incriminat-
ing statement ;by the

ments. That last option,
the special assessment,
would require the adop-
tion of a non-binding
resolution of intent by Jan,
1, 2014. Doing so wouldn't
commit the county to
raising any iates, but
would inform the prop-
erty appraiser and tax
collector ,that the C6un-
ty intends to explore
the option of a special
assessment. .
A public, hearing is
scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec.
17. At that time, commis-
sioners will decide if they
want to adopt that non-
binding resolution of ,in-
tent regarding a non-ad.
valorem special assess-
ment to fund fire service
delivery. The hearing will
take place in the BOCC
meeting room in the
county administration
building at 2864 Madison
St., Marianna.
To viewthe GSG Fire Services
Delivery Analysis in its entirety, visit
us online at JCFIoridan.com.

Hall wins Jacob

City Council race
From staff report According to City Clerk

Ernest Hall has de-
feated incumbent. Ar-
delia Blount in the
race for Jacob CiGy Council,
Seat 5.

Verloria Wilson, of the 61
votes cast, Hall received 55
and Blount, 6.
The election was held
Tuesday at Jacob City

Rubio offers bill to delay

health care law penalty

The Associated Press

Marco Rubio says he'll
introduce legislation to
delay the penalty that can
be assessed on indi-
viduals who don't buy
insurance under the gov-
ernment's new health care
The. Florida Republican
says people should not
be punished for not buy-
ing the insurance when
major technical .problems
have plagued the online
sign-up process. Unin-
sured Americans have

From Page 1A' '

Engineering has 10 to 15
major tasks ahead, includ-
ing wedands identifica-
tion 'work, master plan
layout, design water/sewer
and natural gas exten-
sion, storm water system
design and nore. Work at
both sites'is projected to
be complete in August, at
which time information.
will be packaged for review
by McCallum-Sweeney,
Pettis said.
A third site, the private
ly owned Spanish Trail
Commerce Park located
near Marianna's eastern
1-10. exit, is also in line
for the certification pro-
cess, utilizing similar DEO
funding. Jackson Coun-
ty commissioners .on
Tuesday evening voted to
approve the scope of the

From Page 1A .
local' leaders, employ-
ers, job seekers, work-
force professionals and
community partners
throughout 'Florida, the
release said. The name,
logo and charter for the
entire workforce system
were approved unani-
mously by the Workforce
Florida Inc. Board of Direc-
tors this spring. CRWDB
Directors recently ap-
proved its aligned regional
brand name.
"Locally we will still be
a strong service provider
for those individuals seek-
ing employment or a new
career, and we strongly
believe the new brand will
help others across the state
better recognize the tre-
mendous impact Florida's
,workforce system has on
our fellow Floridians," said
Raymond Russell, CRWDB
As a member of the Ca-
reerSource Florida system,
CareerSource Chipola and
its three One Stop career
centers that serve job seek-
,.ers, workers and business-
es in, Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty.andWash-
ington counties will begin
using the new name fol-
lowing a statewide brand
launch in early 2014.

until about mid-February
to sign up for cov-
erage iff they are
to meet the law's require-
ment that they be insured
by the end of March. If
they don't, they will face a
Rubio, said on "CBS
This Morning" show
Tuesday that he still be-
lieves the health care
law itself should be
SPresident Barack Obama
on Monday acknowl-
edged technical problems
that he described as "kinks
in the system." '

work project. and allow
staff to advertise requests
for proposals. RFPs from
interested firms are ex-
pected in November.,
The Jackson County
Development Council is
managing the partnership
between the city, county
and Gulf Power.
With some of the initial
planning work out of the
way, industrial sites cer-
tified through the Gulf
Power program could
have a leg up on the com-
,petition when it comes to
luring potential business
"Companies are need-
ing to move very quickly
and the site certification,"
Pettis said, and.the certi-
fication can indicate to ,a
prospective business that,
"We can get started within
six months."
"It's goo6d to see a rural
county take advantage of
this opportunity."

'As we implement this
new brand we will be work-
ing with our business cus-
tomers and "the residents
of 6ur five-county region
as we continue to focus
on providing the services
needed in this region,"
said Richard Williams, Ex-
ecutive Director for the
CRWDB. "I think this is a
wonderful opportunity to
remind everyone how we
help employers and job
seekers connect."
Led by Workforce' Flor-
ida, the statewide work-
force investment board,
the CRWDB, along with its
23 regional board counter-
parts, conducted a com-
prehensive study to eValu-
ate the development of a
unified brand in response
to the 2012 Regional Work-
force Boards Accountabil-
ity Act, which was passed
by the Florida Legislature
and signed into law by Gov.
RickScott. More'than 1,500
Floridians directly contrib-
uted to the research and
brand development dttring
a six-month collaborative
process that included 27
focus groups in 10 cities
and statewide surveys of
job seekers, workers and
For more information
about the workforce sys-
tem branding initiative,
go to www.onestopahead.


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'Maria case raises fears of booming baby fraud

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece Pros-
ecutors across Greece were
ordered Tuesday to con-
duct emergency checks
of birth records from the
past six years, after the ar-
rest of a Gypsy couple on
suspicion of abducting
a little girl triggered
fears of widespread
welfare fraud..
The blond-haired, fair-
skinned girl, known as
Maria and believed, to be
5 or 6, drew the attention
of police during a raid on
a Gypsy camp last week
because she looked un-
like the couple raising her.
DNA :tests showed they
were not her biological
parents as claimed on her
birth certificate.
The mystery of the girl's
identity has attracted the
interest of investigators
and parents involved in
missing-childcases around
the world. The case has
also raised concern among
human rights groups that
Europe's Roma, or Gypsy,

S .. authorities said. They were
I i pht le y jailed on charges of abduc-
shw .a 5or-6 ''r 'l Gtion and document fraud.
ideti tf -"d gl They deny the abduc-
camp?'! ( w" a-. ct tion allegations, claiming
'Gpsy cap '' they received Maria from
S, hd 14 a destitute woman to raise
,4 ,. ad wa their own.
A Supreme Court .pros-
ecutpr ordered a review
of thousands of birth cer-
tificates issued after Jan.
2008, amid growing
'N criticism that the country's
birth registration system is
wide open to abuse.
Families cheating the
welfare system typically
declare the same birth in
multiple cities or produce
false birth certificates for
children who may not
In ,this photo released by charity "The-Smile of the Child" Up until five months
shows a 5-or-6 year old girl at an unknownlocation. Greekau- ago, there was no cen-
thorities on Friday, Oct.18, have requestedinternational assis- tral national registry, so
tance to identify the four-year-old girl found living in a Gypsy births declaredin different
camp with a couple arrested and charged with abduction. municipalities were not
community is being un- than 2,500 euros- ($3,420) cross-checked.
fairly targeted. in monthly welfare 'pay- "The case of.the under-
The Gypsy camp sus- ments after declaring they, age girl" Maria does not
pects, Eleftheria Dimo- had 14 children, eight of. appear to be an isolated
poulou, 40, and Christos whom are unaccounted for one," the order signed by
Salis, 39, received more and presumed not to exist, prosecutor Efterpi Koutza-

mani said.
Benefit fraud has become
a powerful issue in Greece,
which is suffering through
its sixth year of recession
and has an unemployment
rate of nearly 28 percent.
Most Greeks have seen
their income and pensions
drastically cut since the.
coufitry was bailed out in
Police spotted Maria
during one of dozens of
raids they have carried out
on Roma camps in the past
few weeks in a crackdown
on drug smuggling and
burglary gangs.
Police said Maria's birth
was falsely declared in
Athens by Dimopou-
lou in 2009, but they
did not elaborate. A charity
in charge of the girl's tem-
porary care said a dental
examination indicated she
is 5 or 6, not 4 as original-
ly thought. It is not even
certain the child was born
in Greece.
Her DNA has been en-
tered into an Interpolf data-
base to check for matches.

On Monday, the may-
or of Athens suspended
three officials in charge of
record-keeping after an
emergency review revealed
multiple instances of birth
certificates issued without
proper documentation..
In Ireland on Monday,
police seized a young
blond girl from a Roma-
nian Gypsy couple in Dub-
lin in a move spurred by
the case in Greece.
The couple said the 7-
year-old child was theirs,
but a Dublin maternity
hospital they cited had no
record of the.birth. No ar-
rests have been made.
Europe's top human
rights official said he is
worried about a pos-
sible backlash against the
"Of course it is a dan-
ger," said Thorbjoern Ja-
gland, secretary general
of the Council of Europe.
"If a Roma family, a Roma
people are involved in
this, this should not lead
to condemnation of the
whole Roma society."


weakens but


The Associated Press

SHurricane Raymond
weakened to Category 1
STuesday and began slowly
drifting away from Mexi-
co's already storm-battered
Pacific coast, pumping rain
into a region tHat can't ab-
sorb much more.
Raymond was centered
100 miles from the'beach
resort of Zihuatanejo
Tuesday afternoon and its
winds had dropped to 90
mph, making it a Category
I 1 hurricane, down 'from
Category 3 on Monday, ac-
cording to the U.S. Nation-
al Hurricane Center.
But stung by the tardy re-',
action to the 'damage and
deaths from last month's
Tropical Storm Mariuel,
authorities were taking no
chances. Even if Raymond
doesn't move inland, it
could still bring floods and
mudslides to an area reel-
ing from more than $1.7
billion in damages and
about 120 deaths caused
The. government of the
Pacific coast state of Guer-
rero moved hundreds
of people from isolated
mountain communities
and low-lying shore ar-
eas. More than 1,500 army
troops were moved into the
area to be ready if needed.
Guerrero Gov. Angel Agu-
irre urged people to stay off
the road Tuesday because
of potentially dangerous
"The phenomenon's be-
havior is completely errat-
ic, completely unpredict-
able," Aguirre said Monday
There were no reports
of torrential rains Tues-
day, but sporadic rains fell
in some parts of the state
and some streets flooded
Sin soaked Acapulco, where
city workers reinforced
roads with sand bags.
About 400 people were
evacuated from hamlets
around nearby Coyuca.
Schools in most coastal
communities west of Aca-
pulco, including Zihua-
tanejo, were kept closed.
Forecasters said it was
expected to follow an er-
ratic path over the next
day, possibly getting clos-
er to the coast, then turn
sharply westward and
head out into the Pacific
on Wednesday. But it could
still bring as much, as 12
inches (30 centimeters) of
rain to some parts of the
About 10,000 people in
Guerrero already were
living away from. their
homes .. a. month. after
Manuel" '" inundated
whole neighborhoods
andr caused landslides
that buried much of. one

Syria opposition under pressure to negotiate

The Associated Press

BEIRUT The United
States and Europe are
putting intense pressure
on the main Syrian op-
position group to attend
a long-delayed -peace
conference aimed at end-
ing Syria's civil war, even
though agreeing to join
the talks could irreparably
split the already- fragment-
ed opposition in exile.
The Syrian National
Coalition appears to be
\getting support from its
patrons in the Persian
Gulf for its demands of
key guarantees before it
consents to take part in
peace talks. Chief among
those backers is regional
heavyweight Saudi Arabia,
which is growing more
frustrated with its Ameri-
can ally.
SA meeting Tuesday be-
tween the Syrian opposi-
tion and 11 of its foreign
supporters, including the
U.S., provided a venue for
Washington to press its
case. But the coalition,
which has been deeply
frustrated by what it sees
as the West's paltry aid
for the rebellion, did not
bend. Instead, it pre-
sented a list of demands
that made the already-
slim chances of the peace
talks going ahead look
bleak at best.
The U.S. and Russia,
which support oppos-
ing sides in the conflict
that has killed more than
100,000 people,- have



been trying for months to
bring the Syrian govern-
ment and its opponents to
the table for negotiations
in Geneva aimed at end-
ing the war. But with the
fighting deadlocked, nei-.
ther the regime of Presi-
dent BasharAssad nor the
rebels showed any interest
im compromise, forcing
the meeting to be repeat-
edly postponed.
The idea regained trac-
tion after the U.S.'-Russian
agreement last month
for Syria to give up its
chemical weapons fol-
lowing a deadly sarin at-
tack on the outskirts of
Damascus on Aug. 21.
With the West threaten-
ing military strikes, Syria.
quickly agreed to the
The U.N. Security Coun-
cil resolution that en-
shrined that agreement
also endorsed a roadmap
for a political transition
and called for an interna-
tional peace conference in
Geneva to' be convened as
'' '

soon as possible.
. While the U.S. and Eu-
rope continue to press for
peace talks, nothing has
shifted fundamentally in
the conflict that would
prompt either the govern-
ment or the opposition
to negotiate. The war' re-
mains a bloody grind as'
rebels and government
troops battle, block by
block and field by field,
seesawing back and forth.
Assad himself cast doubt
Monday on the prospects
for Geneva, saying the fac-
tors that would help the
conference, succeed are
not yet in place. Speaking
to Lebanon'sAl-Mayadeen
TV, he said it's not clear
who would represent the
opposition, or what cred-
ibility opposition repre-
sentatives would have in-
side Syria.
The government has
kept its options open on
Geneva. Some officials
have said all opposition
groups should be rep-
resented, while others

have refused to deal with
those who called for for-
eign strikes against Syria
- which would rule out
the coalition.
Assad has stuck to one
point throughout: a refus-
al.to talk with "terrorists,"
the term the government
uses for those trying to

topple him..,.
For the coalition, which
is" riven by competing
factions, the stakes for
agreeing to go to Geneva
are much higher. Accord-
ing to veteran opposition
figure Kamal Labwani, it's
nothing short of an exis-
tential crisis.

David Malloy
Business: 850-258-4947
e a I E S lmo ahtom
Emiil dlmolloy@yahoo.com


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Bulldogs 4th at

"The Marianna High School golf
team fell short of its dream of a
trip to the state tournament this
Season, finishing fourth in the
Region 1 Tournament in Pensac-
ola on Tuesday.
In the regular season and beat
Chipley by 15 strokes to win the
district championship last week
to advance to regionals, but their
score of 341 was 32 strokes off
the first-place pace of regional
champion Pensacola Catholic
on Tuesday.
Florida High came in second
at 328 to qualify for the state
tournament next week in Tava-

res, while Rocky Bayou Christian
missed out by finishing third at
For Marianna, Aaron Williams
had the best score at 82, while
Kody Bryan shot an 83, Kiley
Bryan an 86, Chfiance Pender a
90, andAvery Evans a 99.
Caitlyn Carpenter was the lone
MHS girl in competition and
shot a 102.
The scores were all a bit higher
than what the Bulldogs were
hoping for going into the tour-
riament, but coach Tyler Wilson
said that did nothing to dimin-
ish the quality of the season that
they had.
"I think they know they
could've shot a couple of strokes

Prep Golf

better, but you don't have your
best days all the time," he said.
"I don't think they played as well
as they could've liked, but over-
all they had a pretty outstanding
year. It was definitely a success-
ful year. Any time you go un-
defeated in the regular season,
that's a big deal. You dof't see
that all the time."
It was the second consecutive
trip to the regional tournament
for the team, which looks to
have a shot to make it three in a
row next year when the Bulldogs
return four sophomores Wil-
liams, Kiley Bryan, Evans, and
Steve Spence while losing just
\See BULLDOGS, Page 3B

fPrep Volleyball

Cristina Ramirez sets up a spike for
Graceville on Monday night during
a district tournament game against
Blountstown. -

Lady Tigers



The Graceville Lady Tigers were
eliminated from the District 2-
IA tournament Monday night at
Sneads High School, falling to the
Blountstown Lady Tigers in three
BHS won dominantly by scores
of 25-3, 25-13, and 25-14. .
With the win, Blountstown ad-
,vanced to Tuesday night's semifi-
Aal round to take on Altha, while
Graceville's season ended with a
record of 2-16.
We started out slow, but we
started playing better in the sec-
ond set, and I thought we played
'very well in the third," GHS coach
Rochelle Summerwell said. "We
didn't play our best, but we're look-
ing forward to net season and just
improving as a team."
Graceville was coming in on the
heels of its second victory of the
season after knocking offHblmes
County on Oct. 15 the only pre-
vious win came Oct. 8 at home
against Wewahitchka.
"fDespite Monday's loss, it was
A, strong finish to the season for
the Lady Tigers, who are trying to
turn things around after suffering
through a 33-game losing streak
that went back to last season's win-
less campaign.
SSummerwell, who took over the
program this season, said she be-
lieves her players are headed in
That direction:
"I'm pleased with the improve-
ments we made this year. I just
wish we would've gotten a win ear-
lier and it would've improved mo-
rale and maybe we could've had a
better season," she said. "But we
See TIGERS, Page 3B


Sneads head coach Bill Thomas runs the Pirates through some plays during Tuesday's practice.


SHS using Bucs game to get ready for Vernon
BY DUSTIN KENT son, losing their last three games to We- Pirates at this point in the season, so
.dkent@jcfloridan.com wahitchka, Baker, and Cottondale by a Sneads coach Bill Thomas said he wants
The Sneads Pirates are less than two combined score of 134 to 28. to use Friday's non-league matchup as
weeks 'away from the biggest game of Last week's 58-15 loss to Cottondale a way to help his team prepare for next
Their season, a district showdown with dropped North Bay Haven to 1-5 on week's contest.
the Vernon Yellowjackets that could' re- the year, and things won't get any easier, "We're approaching this. as a prac-
sult in them being district champions or this week against a surging Sneads team tice really. We're moving around some
S being left out of the postseason entirely, coming off a pair of big district victories personnel and trying to make sure
But before then, the Pirates have one over Graceville andWewahitchka. that we get some guys a few more
more item of business to attend to with The wins put the Pirates at 3-3 over- looks and get some more experience
anon-league road contest against North all and more importantly 2-1 in league for some guys who can, help us in the
Bay Haven on Friday play to set up next week's district finale future,"' he said. "It's another oppor-
The Buccaneers are a first-year varsity against 2-0 Vernon for a chance to earn a tunity for them to hop into the fire.
program out of Panama City and have postseason berth.
predictably had some struggles this sea- That game is the top priority for the See PIRATES, Page 3B

Prep Volleyball

Lady Hornets believe

in brighter future
BY DUSTIN KENT Jurgonski said that, all things cor
dkent@jcfloridan.com sid.rrd. she would deem this season

Cottondale's Cameron McKinney returns the ball during
Monday night's district tournament game against

The Cottondale 'volleyball team's sea-
son came to an end Monday night in the
first round of the District.2 tournament
at Sneads, but coach Tara Jurgonski said
Tuesday that. she believes 'the future
holds bigger and brighter things for her
Lady Hornets.
Cottondale struggled mightily at the
start of the season under its first-year
coach, but the Lady Hornets slowly be-
gan improving by mid-season and fin-
ished the year with eight wins to earn a
No. 5 seed in the league tournament.


"I think it was a pretty good year. I
could tell a huge difference from the
start of the year in how the girls played,"
she said. "The girls' talent and skills re-
ally developed over the year. I hope that
they can keep doing that. The girls came
together as a team and I think we ended
on a good note."
CHS had a good look at getting into
the semifinal round against top-seeded
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Miami's NCAA saga comes to end

The Associated Press

- When the NCAA's long-
awaited decision arrived
Tuesday morning, Miami
athletic director Blake
James realized it was what
he expected all along.
"Fair," James said. "But
And final. The Miami-
NCAA saga is over.
More than 2'/2 years af-
ter former booster and
convicted felon Nevin
Shapirb contacted the
NCAA from prison and
began detailing his role in
rampant rule-breaking by
thoge involved with Mi-
ami's football and men's
basketball programs, the
Hurricanes got their fi-
nal penalties. The most
notable sanctions are the-
nine lost football scholar-
ships over three years and
one lost basketball schol-
arship in each of the next
three seasons.
A three-year period of
probation, which started
Tuesday, and some re-
cruiting restrictions are
also part of the penance.
But for the first time
since 2010, Miami's foot-
ball team currently un-
defeated and ranked No. 7
nationally will be head-

TH( t '.',/".ic'l.,' .. '.
Miami head coach Al Golden watches a drill during practice
Tuesday in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami's football team will lose
nine scholarships and the men's basketball team will lose
three, as part of the penalties the school was handed Tuesday
bythe NCAA.

ing to a bowl game.
"I want to. sincerely
thank our student-ath-
letes and their families
who, not only stood with
the University of Miami
during this unprecedent-
ed challenge, but subse-
quently volunteered for
the mission," Miami foot-
ball coach Al Golden said
in a statement released
by school officials. "They,
shouldered the burden,
exhibited class and exem-
plified perseverance for
Hurricanes everywhere."
Miami said in February
that it would appeal any

sanction beyond what it
had already self-imposed.
Over time, 'that' stance
,softened, and the Hurri-
canes are accepting what
the NCAA handed down.
No appeal is com-
ing, at lehst not by the
-None is coming from
Missouri basketball coach
Frank Haith, either. Haith
will miss the first five
games of Missouri's up-
coming season because
of what the NCAA said his
role was in the Shapiro
scandal, and said Tuesday
that "it's time for closure.

Three former Miami as-
sistant coaches got two-
year show-cause bans, in-
cluding Clint Hurtt, who's
part of the football staff at
"It's relief that we finally
have a decision," Miami
President Donna Shalala
told The Associated Press.
"It's been a long haul. But
I don't have any anger or
The sheer size of the Mi-
ami investigation was un-
like almost any other, with
18 general allegations of
misconduct with 79 issues
within those allegations,
along with 118 interviews
of 81 individuals by the
NCAA's count. The, com-
mittee wanted to com-
plete its work within eight
weeks; it took more than
18 weeks between the end
of the Miami hearing and
the release of Tuesday's
decision, mainly because
of the staggering amount
of material that needed
"This case is -among the
most extraordinary in
the history of the NCAA,"
said Britton Banowsky,
the Conference USA com-
missioner who chairs the
NCAA's Committee on In-
fractiQns, which handed
down Tuesday's decision.

Florida State Football

Former FSU coach Bowden returns

The Associated Press,

-- Bobby Bowden believes
the Florida State football
program is in such a good
place that he is returning
to campus two years before
he planned to be back.
The NCAA's all-time wins
leader was leery of hang-.
ing around the program
and wanted coach Jimbo
Fisher to have time to es-
tablish his own identity
and foundation.
Bowden now feels that
time has come.

The third-ranked Semi-
noles (6-0, '4-0 Atlantic
Coast Conference) are
the reigning conference
champs; debuted at No. 2
in the BCS
F standings
Sunday and
have a Heis-
man Trophy
S^ -candidate
:in ,quarter-
BoWden. back Jameis
Bowden is no longer wor-
ried about -being a distrac-
tion to the team he led to
31 bowl games, 12 ACC

championships and two
national titles.
'"Jimbo's got control real
,good, now, and has estab-
,lished himself," Bowden
said; "It's probably time for
me to get back."
The former Seminoles
coach will attend a game
at Florida State on Satur-
day for the first time since
retiring after the 2009 sea-
son. Bowden, who said his
plan was to stay away for
five years, will plant the
flaming spear at midfield
as part of the pregame cer-
emonies before the Semi-

Sports Briefs

High School Football
Friday- Jay vs. Cottondale, 7
p.m.; Trenton at Marianna,
* 7 p.m.; Sneads at North Bay
Haven, 7 p.m.; Graceville is
off this week.

Middle School Football
Thursday- Marianna at Port
SSt. Joe, 61p.m.

Recreation Football
Marianna Recreation Depart-
'ment will offer two tackle .
football leagues and one
boys' flag football league this
year Registration for youth
ages 6 to 13 will be held Oct.
S1 through Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at The Marianna
Educational and Recre-
ational Expo (MERE) located
at 3625 Caverns Road in
The registration fee for flag
football is $30 for all par-
ticipants. The fee for tackle
leagues will be $45 for all'
participants. The fee must be
paid with a check or money
order; no cash will be ac-
cepted. Special registration
will be held at the MERE from
4-7 p.m. Oct. 14,21.. No one
Swill be allowed to register
after Nov. 1.
All participants must bring a
copy of their birth certificate.
You may also visit our web- .
site at www.leaguelineup.
com/mrd andgo to the
football page and download a
form. The age of all-partici-
pants on Nov. 1 of the cur-
rent year will be the player's
age for the entire season.
Anyone that may be inter-
ested in coaching a team
or officiating youth football
please contact the Marianna
Recreation Department at
482-6228 or come by during

Men's Flag Football
Marianna Recreation Depart-
ment will offer a Men's 7-on-7
Flag Football League.
Teams may sign up at The
Marianna Educational and
Recreational Expo (MERE)
located at 3625 Caverns
_Road in Marianna. The reg-

istration fee of $400 is due
..before first contest.
-The league will play a 10-
game schedule with play
starting Nov. 4. There will be
a mangers/organizational
meeting on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
at the MERE Complex.
For more information please
contact the MERE at.850-
482-6228 or visit our web
page at www.leagublineup.
com/mrd and click on the
Adult Football .page.

Grand Ridge Old Timer's
Grand Ridge Schoolwill
host an Old Timer's Bas-
ketball Game for former
Indians on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
All former administrators,
players, coaches, cheer-
leaders, and cheerleader
sponsors are encouraged to
Admission to the game is
$2. Concessions will be
available and a cake auction
will be held at halftime.
Proceeds from the event will
be used to fund the restora-

. tio.n of the class composite
pictures, the Grand Ridge
School-yearbook, and other
student events.
Former students wishing to
play or cheer-can contact
War+da Lewis at 482-9835,.
ext. 221 or wanda.lewis@
.jcsb.org in order to pre-reg-
ister and reserve your own
souvenir T-shirt.
The class composite
pictures from 1941 to 2006,
with the exception of 1942,
.1943, and 1944, have been
restored and will be un-
veiled prior to.,the game in
the lobby. A frame has been
made for the missing years
and anyone that has a copy
of the photos can contact
, Beth Tyre at 482'9835, ext.
224 or beth.tye@jcsb.org.

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Clemson Football

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney runs down the sidelines
during the first half against Florida State on Saturday in
Clemson, S.C.

Swinney: Tigers,

Seminoles not

that far apart

The Associated Press

Clemson coach Dabo
Swinney says his ninth-
ranked Tigers are more
even -with No. 3 Florida,
State than the lopsided
score in Saturday's meet-
Swinney said Tuesday
After watching film of'the h I
51-14 trouncing, he be-,
lieves if the teams played
10 times, "We'd probably
Win five, they'd probably
win five." '
Swinriney says he isnft'
taking .away from the
Seminoles' dominating

SFlorida State put up a
record number" of points
for opponents at Death
And while Swinney says
there were a couple of ar-
eas. the Seminoles "were
a bit ahead" of his Tigers,
he believes Florida State
just caught Clemson on a
bad night.
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World Series

Former Boston ace expects close World Series

The Associated Press

BOSTON Curt Schfl
ling thought his BostoI
Red Sox would sweep the
"bloody sock" World Series
of 2004.
He was right.
Now the big right-hand
er's former team is playing
the St. Louis Cardinals fo:
the championship again
and he expects a mudc
tighter competition.
"I think it's going to gc
the distance," Schilling
an ESPN baseball analyst
said Tuesday "I don't thin
either team has a clear
But nine years ago, it was
different. The Red Sox had
, the momentum with four
straight wins after trailing
the New York Yankees 3-C
in the AL championship

series. The Cardinals didn't
have the power pitching
- they have now.
n And there was the em-
e blem of it all the bloody
s sock. Or socks.
The first was soaked
when Schilling won Game
- 6 of the ALCS after having
g stitches to mend an ankle
r injury. The second was
, bloodied when he won
1 Game 2 in theWorld Series,
a six-inning stint in which
he allowed no earned runs
in six innings of a 6-2 vic-
tory over the Cardinals.
S"I'm not even going to
r talk about that," Schil-
ling said when asked if he
s regretted having sold- the
I World Series hosiery.
r. He was eager to discuss
the fourth World Series be-
Stween the Red Sox and Car-
Sdinals that starts Wednes-

THE 4:IY H'll Qj-f41I::
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny throws a pitch during batting
practice for Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red
Sox on Tuesday in Boston.

day night at Fenway Park.
"They've been memo-
rable World Series because
you have two of the origi-
nals in the mix," he said in

a conference call. "They've
got a century's worth of
history coming out of
these two cities, two towns
that are absolutely in love

with their baseball teams. Starter MichaelWacha "is
It's a religion,, a way of life. one of the reasons why you
Those go together well in look at this World Series
the World Series." and I don't think there's a
In 2004, it went Boston's clear favorite," Schilling
way, just as Schilling sus- said. 'As good as Boston's
pected it would. offense is, the Cardinalsare
"The thing I remember running out as good of a
is how confident we were 'power pitching bullpen as
going in," he said. "I sat I've seen in my lifetime.",
in'the advanced scouting And te Red Sox?'
meetings, the pitcher prep They won the 2004 title
meetings for that World andstartedalegacythatled
Series. We didn't think they to a 2007 championship,..
could win a game. It had "I think that '04 team
nothing to do with the Car- made a o1t of things possi-
dinals. They were a good: ble," Schilling said, "I don't
team. We felt we had built think you have '07 with-
the thing the way it was out '04. I don't know how
supposed to be built and it works after that. I think
we were unbeatable at that what we did in '04 opened
point, especially coming the door for guys to come
off the Yankees series." here and play 'that might
But now the Cardinals not have come here and
have a pitching staff built played, had they not won a
on power. World Series.".

From Page 1B

"We're 'just fine-tuning
everything right now. A
game like this gives you a
chance to work on some
things. Even though North
Bay Haven has struggled,
they still score a' o16t of
':points and are a good of-
fensive football team, so
it gives us a chance io.look
at some more guys on de-
fense and see how they
'hold up?
:- The Buccaneers are aver-
':aging 20 points per game
-on the season and putting
up. over 300 yards of of-
fense as well with a virtu-
:ally even mix between run-
ning and passing.

The Pirates haven't been
nearly as balanced this
year, relying more heavily
on a dominant run game
led by speedy sophomore
Antwan Durn, who has
gained 1,046 yards' on
the ground and scored
13 touchdowns on over 9
yards per carry. ,
Junior Javarris Goodson
has also, picked ip 464
rushing yards .and scored
five times for a Sneads at-
tack averaging 292.5 yards
per game on the ground.
The two have made for a
pretty potent 1-2 punch so
far, but with Durrn's heavy
workload and Goodson
having already dealt with
an injury earlier in the sea-
son, Thomas said he wants
to make sure both are rest-
ed and healthy by the Ver-

non game.
"If we get the game in
hand, Antwan is coming
out," the coach said. "Of
course we want to make
sure we win the football
game, but when we get it
in control, he won't see the
field anymore. Goodson is
right there behind him."
The coach said there
could be opportunities for
young backs like Larry Hill
S- who moved up from the
junior varsity in last week's
win overWewahitchka and
took his only carry of the
night 68 yards for, a touch-
down Darius Raines,
and Devante:Pollock to get
the ball Friday and show
what they can do: '
SIt could also be a chance
to try to further develop
the passing game, which

has been mostly uneven so
far this season.
Junior Alphonso Brown
took over at quarterback
midway through the third
game of the season and
has completed '15-of-37
passes for 244 yards and a
That one TD was awfully
big, though, coming from
76 yards out in the fourth
quarter'against Graceville
for what proved- to be the
The Pirates have done
most of their damage on
the ground through the
last three games, rushing
for 286, 306, and 516 yards
respectively, but there is
likely to be more resistance
next week against aVernon
team that appears to have
the stoutest defense in the

More offensive balance
may not be needed this
week, but it will almost
certainly be necessary the
following week.
"I'd love to work on
some passing stuff, but we
haven't had to lately. We
spend the same amount
of time in practice working
on the passing game as we
do the running game, but
when we get to the game, if
we don't have to do it then
we don't do it," Thomas
said. "But (the Yellowjack-
ets) do a good job at the
line of scrimmage'against
the run, so this will be a
good practice for us' this
week to see if we can throw
it around more. Doing it
in practice and doing it in

the game are two different
Of course, the players
don't want to get caught
looking too 'far ahead
and come out flat Friday
against a lesser opponent,
something that Thomas
said his team has to be
wary of.
"We have done that.
We did it against Frank-
lin County, but I'm hop-
ing they won't," the coach
said. "We're going down
on Thursday and spend-
ing the night and making
it a, big adventure. I hope
that will give them a little
bit of excitement. It should
be a big crowd there' too.
Those things usually work
in your favor to get people

i. ** -
H*rnet -just weren't able to pull it
I"orne out at the en'd, but it was a
" r Avery exciting gamee"
From'Page lB Cotondale won the first
S. set 25-21, lost the second
S$neads in a five-set battle and third by scores of 26-
with Vernon; winning the 24 and 25-16, and won the
first and fourth sets to fourth25-22. "
force a decisive fifth., Despite the setback, Ju-
But it was Vernon that rgonski said she was' very
made the plays at theend proud of the progress her'
to win 15-11 in the finalset players made on and off
to pull out the victory. the court, which is espe-
"It was definitely aback- cially encouraging for a
and-fortih match," lJurgon- team that loses just three
ski said. "It was like how we seniors.
played (Vernon) all season. The coach came in with-
They're a tough, scrappy out a lot of experience
team and so are we. We as well, and Jurgonski

,.From Page 1B
.i . ..

did have some growth. It's
.going to have to be small
-'steps, but we're 'looking
:forward to the program
-: The coach said that one
the varsity team where she
wants it to be is starting
and developing a middle
school program to serve
as a feeder system for the
high school. "
"I think it's very impor-
tant because' right, now
there are no middle school
girls playing," she said.
"!'But if I can get a middle
school program started in
the spring and get some
athletes interested in vol-
leyball by having a season
in the spring, hopefully
that will get them involved
and get them some basic
skills as they come into.'
high'school. They can only
improve the high school
, program.
"I had the middle school
program atMarianna and I
saw personally what it did
for the high school pro-

From Page 1B
two senior boys in Kody
Bryan and Penider.
"We've got a lot of guys
with two years left after
this year, so that's exciting
looking into the future,"
Wilson said. "In the next
year or two, I hope we can
have another run at it with
all the young talent. Our
sophomores really stepped
up for us this year."

. gram. -I think that's where
some of our downfall came
from; some of the girls had
not been exposed to vol-
leyball until high school
and they were.,playing girls
who: have been playing
since the sixth grade."',
SWhile there was no mid-
die school team this year,
the Lady Tigers junior var-
sity club did win siximatch-
es this season and several

said that while she thinks
her players will be better
next season, she also. has
the same expectation for
"This was a learning
year for me as a first-year
coach, but I think I did
learn a lot,"' she said. "I
know some things I want
to: change and do differ-
ently next year. Just run-
ning practices a little bit
differently,' conditioning
in the summer,, and keep-
ing the girls interested
throughput the year. The
girls want to work out and
condition, but it's a lot

of those players will get a
chance to replace the five
departing seniors off of the
varsity team next year.
"Our JV season was good.
That alone is a reason for
a boatload of optimism,"
Summerwell said. "I am
very optimistic ,about the
future. I just think those
girls need more time on
the court and more time to
work on their skills."

harder at a small school
because the girls are all in-
volved in other sports. But
anything that keeps them
moving and active is good.
'A lot of them are in-
terested in playing club
volleyball as well, which
would be very good. Hope-
fully we can get them into

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UCF quarterback Blake Bortles passes against Louisville on Friday in Louisville, Ky. Bortles
completed21 of 32 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, as the Knights won, 38-35.

New expectations come

with new rank for UCF

The Associated Press
came into this season used
to being overlooked nation-
ally as it chased meaning-
ful attention in. a football
landscape that includes
three more tradition-rich
in-state programs.
Now, following an up-
set of a top-10 team, the
Knights must quickly get
used to a new life with a
target on their backs.
UCF entered the national
rankings Sunday at No. 21
inThe Associated Press poll
and No. 25 in the USA To-
day coaches' poll. It is the
Knights' first rankings since
the final pollsfin 2010.
SBut more importantly, at
its halfway point UCF (5-
1, 2-0 American Athletic
Conference) is now 'the
front runner to capture the
league's at-large berth to
the BCS, armed with a rela-
tively soft schedule the rest
of the regular season. They
host winless Connecticut
on Saturday.
"(The players) probably

ranked at the beginning of
the year," Knights coach
George O'Leary said Sun-
day, smiling. "But I won't
make a big thing about
that, because they know
the ultimate goal hasn't
changed. I keep waving in
front of them that it's to win
the conference. That's what
we're concerned about,
and wherever we end up in
the rankings if we win the
conference, it'll be great.
"But the conference
and to win the confer-
ence championship is the
No. 1 goal in this football
program .each and every
UCF is 4-0 away from Or-
ilando this season, its best
road start in program his-
tory. The Knights chances
to secure the AAC's BCS
berth will come mostly in
friendly confines, though..
Four of their final six games
at home. ,
Also, with the exception
of Houston (at UCF on Nov.
9) and rival South Florida
(at UCF on Nov. 29), who

both are 2-0 in AAC play,
the remaining four oppo-
nents on Knights' schedule
are just 1-6 in conference
The new attention and
BCS projections are all flat-
tering, sure, but it is not a
daydream O'Leary is par-
ticularly interested in en-
tertaining at this point."
"Not really," O'Leary
said.. "I spoke to the team
last week (and) said this is
a conference game and if
you win this one you con-
trol your own destiny. You
don't have to worry about
someone else beating
somebody; you just got to
take care of business each
week. The players under-
stand that. They really do."
The Knights are the sec-
ond-youngest team in the
country with only eight se-
niors, but have gotten lots
of leadership so far from a
junior class, that includes
quarterback Blake Bortles
and running back Storm
Johnson, who both came
up big in the Louisville

Gamecocks look

to upset Mizzou

The Associated Press
- Steve Spurrier knows
while South Carolina
won't be the main at-
traction this weekend at
fifth-ranked Missouri,
he's hopeful that his 20th-
ranked Gamecocks can
drag themselves and sev-
eral other Southeastern
Conference East teams
back in the divisional race
with a win.
Spurrier said Tuesday
the Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2
SEC) could get back on
track against Missouri (7-
0,3-0) after losing 23-21 at
Tennessee this past week-
end. A South Carolina win
would also open the door
for the other East teams
like the Vols, Georgia and
Florida who trail the Ti-

gers by two games in the
"We're not going to
get much attention this
week," Spurrier said.
"Like I told the team,
we're on TV but the na-
tion wants to watch Mis-
souri. They don't want to
watch us now after losing
a game. Maybe we can go
out there and show them
something, hopefully,.
so that's what we'll try to
-do." .
Spurrier said he and the
players, understand that
losing to the surprising
Tigers would knock them
from the SEC chase for
good. Linebacker Skai
Moore said the team
thought that may have
been the case when 'they
headed to the airport after
getting stung by Tennes-

see on Michael Palardy's
last-second, 19-yard field
Then they saw the other
league upsets Vahder-
bilt over Georgia, Mis-
souri topping Florida and
Ole Miss beat LSU and
realized they still had a
road map to the SEC title
game if they could play
well this week.
"We're confident that
we could go in there and
take care of business
this week," said Moore, a
- freshman. '
That was something the
Gamecocks couldn't do at
Neyland Stadium last Sat-
urday. The Vols took a 17-
7 lead into the half before
South Carolina seemingly
gained control with two
to move in front.

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Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Miles aims to play youth

without sacrificing wins

The Associated Press
,Les Miles figures it's dime
to start tinkering with his
lineups as LSU aims to
strike a balance between
winning and building for
the future: .
"First and foremost, it's
about victory, and that will
no't be overlooked," Miles
said Monday as the-13th-
'ranked Tigers, still reeling
from an upset loss at Mis-
sissippi, began prepara-
tions for its homecoming
game against Furman this
Saturday night.
,"Do other guys get more
snaps? You betcha," Miles
added later. "It doesn't
mean that we're whole-
sale change and it doesn't
mean that we're throwing
anybody out, but what it
does mean is some of these
young guys played well
enough to deserve playing
time, and they're going to
get it."-II
This week, in particu-
lar, probably would have
given Miles an opportu-
nity to get a better handle
on the future of'his pro-
gram even if LSU had won
at Ole Miss. Furman is in
the NCAA's second-tier
Football Championship
.Subdivision (FCS), arid the
Tigers will be prohibitive
In discussing those who
may see more playing
time, Miles named backup
quarterback Anthony Jen-
nings; linebackers Kendell
Beckwith and Lamar Lou-
is; defensive back Rashard
Robinson; and offensive
lineman Josh Boutte.'
This Saturday's contest
is followed by a week off,
then LSU will visit No. 1
Alabama for a game that
likely won't be nearly the
high-stakes affair it could
Have been if the Tigers (6-

2, 3-2 Southeastern Con-.
ference) had beaten the
Because the Crimson
Tide (7-0, 4-0) easily re-
mained unbeaten in the'
SEC and overall last
weekend with a 52-0 vic-
tory over Arkansas, the
-'Tigers and another SEC
team would have to upend
'Bama by the end of the
regular season for LSU to
have any chance of repre-
senting the SEC Western
Division in the league title
game in Atlanta. LSU also
would need Auburn (6-,

3-1) to lose one Of its last
four SEC games.
Miles doesn't seem to
think there's much chance
of Alabama losing twice,
and conceded that the loss
to, Ole Miss left LSU "in a
lesser position than they
could be today, and they
recognize it."'
Still, Miles does seem to
think the Tide could tum-
ble at least once.:
LSU "has, the ability to
win and play against any
team remaining on our
schedule, and we need to
recognize that," Miles said.


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Bowden returns to FSU

The Associated Press

Bobby Bowden believes
the Florida State football
program is in such a good
place that he is return-
ing to campus two years
before he planned to be
The NCAA's all-time wins
leader was leery of hang-
ing around the program
and wanted coach Jimbo
Fisher to have time to es-
,tablish his own identity
and foundation.
Bowden now feels that
time has come.
The third-ranked Semi-
noles (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic
Coast Conference) are
the reigning conference
champs, debuted at No.
2 in the BCS standings
Sunday and have a Heis-
man Trophy candidate in
quarterback Jameis Win-
ston. Bowden is no longer
worried about being a dis-
. traction to the team he led
to 31 bowl games, 12 ACC
championships and two
national titles.
S"Jimbo's got control real
good, now, and has estab-
ished himself," Bowden
said. "It's probably time for
:me to get back."

The former Seminoles
coach will attend a game
at Florida State Saturday
for the first time since re-
tiring after the 2009 sea-
son. Bowden, who said he
plan was to stay away for
five years, will plant the
flaming spear at midfield
as part of the pregame cer-
emonies before the Semi-
noles take on North Caro-
Jlina State.
Bowden wanted to. give
Fisher space after his
own experiences at West
Virginia, ,where Bowden
coached from 1970-75.
There was criticism from
fans after Mountaineers
coach Jim Carlen left for
Texas Tech. Bowden never
wanted to have that im-
pact on Fisher.
"I would get so many
people saying, 'Why don't
you do it like he did it?'"
Bowden recalled being
asked after replacing Car-
len. "Especially if you lost,
they would bring up his
name. It kind of caused
some hard feelings on my
part'I didn't want Jimbo to
go through that.
S"When you're following
"someone who's been there
for 34 years and that's all
people know I felt like I

needed to be out the dog-
gone picture altogether
Sand let them accept him."
Fisher has certainly been
accepted. He's excited for
the return of a mentor,
but acknowledged he still
feels the pressure of being
Bowden's successor.
"It's what's right about
the world," Fisher said.
"He made Florida State. He
was Florida State. That's
why we have this stadium,
the facilities. That's whywe
have academics, that's why
we have the school. That's
why we have everything.
"It's what's right for Flor-
ida State and it's great for
college football. I'm ex-
tremely excited because
he was my hero, too."
Bowden has been on
campus to teach a couple
classes and spends an av-
erage of two days a week
conducting speaking en-
gagements around the
"country. He still lives inTal-
lahassee, but the last time
Bowden was on the field
for a Florida State game,
he was carried off as the
Seminoles coach. About
250-300 former players are
expected to on hand for
Bowden's first game since
his retirement.

Bobby Bowden poses with the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year Award in Houston.
The Seminoles former coach will attend a game at FSU for the first time since retiring after
4he 2009 season. Bowden will plant the flaming spear at midfield as part of the pregame
ceremonies Saturday against North Carolina State.

A&M, Mizzou help

bust one SEC myth

The Associated Press

SThe question gets asked
,a lot by Southeastern Con-
ference fans -and it goes
something like this: "How.'
,*would (highly ranked
't6am) do in the SEC?"
SOften it's not even a ques-
tion, it's an assertion, such
as: "(Highly ranked team
not from the SEC) would
be lucky to finish .500 if it
played in the SEC."
Hypotheticals are one of
the foundations of college
football debates, because
so much simply can't'be
determined with certainty.
'And while we'll never know
for sure how Ohio .State
:or Oregon or Florida State
would do in the SEC, Mis-
souri and Texas A&M are
:showing the idea that top
'teams from other leagues
.would crumble playing
.SEC football is more myth
.than reality.
The Aggies and Tigers
moved into the SEC last
year. Texas A&M finished
6-2 in the conference in
2012, including a victory
,,against No. 1 Alabama. But
make no. mistake, those
Aggies were born in the Big
While the school, Aggies
fans and the program's fu-
ture might have received
'a huge boost by switching
)conferences, the team was
,basically the same one that
went 7-6 the year before,
'with two major exceptions
- new quarterback, new
Quarterback Johnny
Manziel came to College
*Station when Texas A&M
'was in the Big 12.
SAs for coach Kevin Sum-
lin, there's nothing to sug-
,gest he would not have

taken the A&M job if the
Aggies were still in the Big
Missouri's first season :in
the SEC was a flop (5-7),
but Year 2 is turning out
to be a boon for the fifth-
ranked Tigers (7-0, 3-0),
another team that's Big
Missouri has signed two
recruiting classes since an-
nouncing it was moving to
the SEC in November 2011.
The Tigers' latest depth
chart lists 55 players on
offense and ,defense. Six-
teen are from the last two
recruiting classes, 13 from
what is turning out to be a
very nice haul in'2012. '


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The "rolling of Toomer's Corner" came after Auburn defeated Texas A&M on Saturday, 45-41.

Malzahn leads Auburn

to huge turnaround

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. Au-
burn defensive end Dee
Ford has visions of an-
other surprising national
title run.
Even if that proves a
stretch, the 11th-ranked
Tigers have risen from
a dreadful season to the
brink of the Top 10 with
an about-face that's
come with the rapidity
of the next play in Gus
Malzahn's no-huddle
A road upset of Johnny
Manziel and then-No. 7
Texas A&M vaulted Au-
burn (6-1, 3-1 Southeast-
ern Conference) 13 spots
in the rankings and made
the Tigers perhaps the
chief challenger to No. 1
Alabama in the Western
Division., *
Ford's ambition goes be-
yond that. Way beyond.
"I think we can win it
all. You know?" he said.
"There's no reason to say
that we can't. We said we
wanted to have the big-

gest turnaround in col-
lege football. Why not
win it all?
"But.we're goingto keep
getting better every prac-
tice, every game, every
week, and look and see
where it can take us. We
can definitely win it all if
we do that."
It would be an even big-
ger surprise than the Ti-
gers' 2010 national title.
Only this time there's no
Cam Newton leading the
Aubuirn is certainly in
an unexpected position
after Saturday's 45-41 win
over the Aggies, who won
last year's meeting by six
touchdowns. ,
The Tigers have already
doubled their win total
from last season when
they lost all eight SEC
games, many of them in
ugly fashion.
Malzahn set about in-
stalling his fast-paced of-
fense, run by dual-threat
junior college transfer
Nick Marshall, and re-
peatedly preaching his

"it's a new day" theme.
His latest refrain, ut-
tered after most games,
Sis "We haven't arrived."
Malzahn trotted, it out
twice on Tuesday.
"You look across col-
lege football, the teams
that don't keep improv-
ing throughout the year,
it's relevant," Malzahn
said on Tuesday. "There's
a lot of ups and downs
and that's our challenge.
We've got to keep rolling,
take it one game at a time
and stay focused."
The SEC West is cer-
tainly within reach. The
STigers, who host Florida
Atlantic on Saturday, and
unbeaten Crimson Tide
are the only teams inthe
division with fewer than
two losses.
Auburn could be fa-
vored in every game lead-
ing up to that with road
trips remaining to Arkan-
.sas and Tennessee before
hosting chief rivals Geor-
gia and Alabama. Win
out, and they'll play for
the SEC title.



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Dear Annie: Hlove my job, but I con-
stantly see favoritismi among the
management staff. One in particular
frustrates me. "Joe" was hired because.
of "what he brings to the table." What he
brings to the table is sitting at his desk
surfing the Internet, talldking to his friends
and family, and playing games on his
phone. In- the nieantime, the rest of us
are working hard and getting nowhere.
Why is it that people who pretend to
work are the ones who get promoted? It
just doesn't make sense. Are employers
really that blind?
I've tried talking to my manager, who .
does nothing, as well as human resourc-
es, which sends me back to the manager.
-I get nowhere. I don't want to come ,
across as a bitter employee or a tattletale,


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died in 1944, said, "If it were not for the pres-
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That is a distinctly materialistic attitude. In
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-it is featured in this deal. First, though, look
at the North hand. South opens two spades, a
weak twobid showing a respectable six-card
suit and some 5-10 high-card points. What
should North respond?
Second, how should South play in four spades
after West leads the diamond queen?
In the bidding, there is an instinct to head for
no-trump in the face of a misfit. But how will
three no-trump ever make? Even if East ducks
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a trump to his king. When that wins, he contin-
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his ace and returns the spade 10. South wins,
plays a heart to dummy's ace, ruffs a heart in his
hand, plays a diamond to the ace, ruffs another
heart, takes dummy's top clubs, and ruffs the
last heart to make his contract.

but it is frustrating to see this type of be-
havior, and it brings down office morale,
causing tension and friction. How do I
make this stop? .

Dear Working: If you have taken the.
matter to the manager and human
resources without result; there is noth-
ing more you can do through normal
channels. What's left is your personal
response. If you like your job and wish
to stay, you'll have to ignore Joe and
whatever his "table" lacks, in the hope
that someday he will be found out and
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S [* Tomatoes
^ Peas Squash
1 Eggplants
Sunflowers Pumpkins
n Cucumbers
Open Mon-Sat ( 7am-6pm)
so 334-792-6362. ^

i* 'Fresh Green
B Peanuts
We also have
BB* ~shelled peanuts
850209-3322 or 850-5736594
S4128 Hwy 231


220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern

I. Young Sim-Angus Bulls
Top Blood Lines. Priced to Sell. |
Call 214-aoRqR-ff nr '334l9e-C3C0-03

.. 12 ft.tall 30 gal.
'. . containers
"]J $49.95 ea. 10 or
S. more $39.95
Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
By appointment
4, 334-692-3695

Buying Pine / Hardwood in
your area.
No tract to small / Custom Thinning
Call Pea River Timber
. 334-389-2003 ,




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TRIPLE ~r' O penThursday&Saturday: 10:0am 5:0pm
*K-IP-E t850-579-2393
SGii lts inc. 850-209-129

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850.526.1700: HOME REPAIR
Hours: Mon-Fri 7-5; Sat 7-1 WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE!'
2978 Pierce Street (behind Tim's Florist) Di n fh rmil Inhe WIll FM;

Dozer and Excavation Wqrk
Ponds Road Building Demolition
Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying
Fire Lin Plowing Burning
Clay Neal 850"762-9402
V -;l Cell.850-8321-SO505
C clayslandclearing@gmail.comr

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Carpenitry/Painting Ifinstallations
Furniture Repair &Refinishing
General Repairs Insured

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e 850-526-7368
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on Thursday's Jackson C~ounfty Floridrah


SHewett Farms
./y| Fall peas Ready
S shelled or unshelled,
several variety_
Off hwy 90 between
Cypress & Grand Ridge
on Mayo Rd.
Bobby Hewett: 850-592-4156
or 850-899-870


Sniff0 On areatlDeal
in lhe Classifieds.
Shoppers withia nose for bargains head straight for the
Classifieds. In the Classifleds, you can track down deals
on everything from cars' to canine companions. It's easy
to place an ad or find the items you' want, and it's used
Sby hundreds of area shoppers every day.
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Go wth y0urflUSNCt sandMsnoii Clawniefflthiay
(850) 526-3614 or (800) 779-2557


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TC OO Accepting Applications for 1 and 2 BR apts.
*Must meet Income requirements.
4 850-526-4661 TDD 850-955-8771 4m

ip Jackson __B3
wif Hospital "_-- -
Information Systems Director
Jackson Hospital is currently looking for 3BR 18A duplex In on Alabama Ave. $425.
driven, dedicated Information Systems mo. $400. Dep. 3/1 HOUSE $550. mo. $500.
Director. The hospital system consists of 'a dep. c. water, sewage & garbage.
100 bed acute care hospital and 16 affiliated Both In Grandridge 85 .
providers., Qualified candidates must Brick 2/1 Duplex 3196 Diana Lane $575. and
possess a BS Degree with experience in with carport & Storage $600.
Healthcare IT preferred. Preferred Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 M
candidates should have implementation and H
operational experience in clinical, financial [lIt J ] tl]
and network applications, file-server Ba l.
technology and system updates & Bf'406 011
implementations. Candidate must also Orato. U
possess strong analytical, communication, O SP.ll p 85-35Z-422z
and,time management skills, projeCt 3BR/1BA BRICK HOUSE CH&A,
management and strong supervisory $650. MO. + $650 Dep. NO PETS.
experience. EXp. with CPSI and allscripts HWY 73 & MAGNOLIA RD.
SHospital Information System preferred. CALL 850-573-6307 or 850-482-5449
Join 6uP team by faxing your resume to: Austin Tyler & Co *
Human ResoUrces of Jackson Quality Homes & Apiartments
Mina Re.of Jackson850- 526-3355 or austintylerco.com
Hospital 4250 Hospital Drive, "Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
H=o_,ka1] =F4250,;IHosp Fta1, I:mfe'
Marianna Florida 32446 r
( 0) 718-2626 phone or Lease/Option To Buy 3/2 hardwood floors,
(850) 718-2679 fax E0E CH&A, 2940 Dogwood St.
dosee to Riverside school
;agHZ'li^ I L V lH r $875. mo. 0 850-718-6541

Paper Transport, Inc has IMMEDIATE
.No Touch Freight
.$.38 Cents + Bonus Per Mile

18 Months Experience Required.
Qualified Driver could be hired within a Week!

Class A CDL

Needed Immediately
Wiregrass -Local Wiregrass Hauling
3 years min. driving history
with Dump Trailer Experience
Home nights
Apply ONLY online at:
Perdido Trucking
Service, LLC


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2/2 country setting, Sneads-Grand Ridge area,
water, sewage, lawn & garbage Includ.
No Pets $400. me + dep. 850-593-6457
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes In Cottondale.
$500 and up.'H20, garbage, sewer Included.
.,*.-. ,. _: '^ s-sso gaweT.,. *, ; .
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes In Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month .
Please call 850-258-1594 or
850-638-8570 Leave Message

2 &3 BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)20g9-8595

3/2 DWin Malone, CH/A, No pets,
security negotable 'Section 8 ok.
850-594-9991 or 850-557-7719
Marianna area 2/2 MbLHm. In park CH&A
water,'sewage No PetsorSmoldng'Ref. Rei.
1st. & last $500. f s.850-482-8333

Beautiful Graceville FL home and farm
4 bedrooms, 3 baths custom built home on
239 acres. Can divide. 175 acres plowable for
corn, soybeans, cotton. Large free standing
building. 3 wells.Joe Farris:, Land and Stand
Properties. 850-387-5517

BOAT MOTOR 2003 Mercury Outboard 15hp,
electric start'& stick steering, exc. cond.
$1700. OBO 334-677-1147.

Stratos Bass Boat, 201 Pro XL w/Trailer, 200
Evinrude 225 h.p. (low hours), Trolling motor
GPS, 2 Depth finders, extra. SS Prop., Built i
Battery Charger. Lots of Extras, Excellent cor
edition, garage kept. Must see! $7,995 229-334

sHi, Wellcraft 18.7ft fiberglass tri hull boat, 115 HP
Mercury, good cond., Tandem 4 wheel trailer,
Northwest Horida Community Hospital, will trade for smajl travel trailer. 850-209-1064
'Chipley, FLis seeking qualified CAUMRS ;RAVELTRAILER
candidates for the following position: z2006 Forest River Wildwood LE Model #31QBSS
31' Dry wt. 10280 Ibs., 1 slide, 4 bunk beds,
'I *- COOK Booth dinette, Center kitchen & LR, Jackknife
F iful menusofa, Front Q bed, Side aisle bath w/shower &
FT, full menu, healthcare experience roof vent, Dbl. door Frig., Gas/Elec. water heat-
preferred er,' microwave, Gas stove top/oven & furnace,,
S Ditr A e 'Duct A/C/Heat, AM/FM Stereo, Front & rear
D ieiary ) ide' stabilizer jacks, $9,000.00 334-790-4612
F, healthcare experience preferred 'MOTORHOME'&
Applications available online at 1998 40 Ft Gulstream Tour Master RV- Diesel,
onlieRV Top of the Line, 1 Slide Out, Outside Enter-
www.NFCH.org and/or application to: tairiment Center & Freezer. S/S Refrigerator,
Email dblount@nfch.org Washer/Dryer, Separate Ice Make, 95,000
(850) 415.8106 or FMiles,' God Ti res,$45,000. Includes'2002'PT
080) 415-8.106 or Fax (850) 6Z8-622 Cruiser Tow Ca. r850;-557-3455 .

'. "^ '.. Look ahead to your :
future! Start training
FlUT IE fora new career in.
OR TI IS Medical Assisting,
COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
''' -. Pharmacy Technology,
Electrical Trades & HVAC!
Call Fortis College 855-445-3276
For consumer info: visit,www.fortis.edu

1 & 2BR Aartments In Marianna:
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent Included.. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 n
Cedar Creek Apartments 1BR/1BA $500
Appliances, lawn care & pest control included.
Must be 62 or older or disabled. Call 850-352-
3878 or emajl cedarcreek@nchousing.net
INFORMATION CALL (850) 526-4407
TDD #800-955-8771 -

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2002 Winnabago 34' 2 slides, 5500 ONAN Gen,
lots of upgrades, excellent condition, 29000 '
miles $32,000j' Honda 2006 CRV: 44600 miles,
ready to toww/blue ox tow bar
system, excellent condition $13,000. Both
Vehicles for $43,000. Call 334-692-3337 or 334-
796-5421 .. .". .

'Bulck 20i02 Regal LS,.loal
Bed, 2nd owner, looks and
I H W runs great, everything
works, 135,000 miles.
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Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, October 23,2013- 9 B'*

SChrysler 2004 PT Cruiser,
automatic, 4 cylinder,
-cold air, loaded, 76,000
miles, excellent condi-
tion. $5200. Call 790-7959
Ford 199 Explorer: Eddie
Bauer Edition. All leather,
sun roof and everything
works great!!, Good AC &
h eat, 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-
sonable offers will be considered. 850-693-1581.
Ford Mustang Fast Pack V-6, 5-speed, Exc.
cond. metalic green in color, 229-861-2949.
,$0 Dow/st Payment,
Tax, Tag &Title Pass
S Repo pass bankruptcy
SAsk About $S1000. off at time of purchase. .

I' ,,t& Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Honda 2000 Odyssey: Runs perfect 3 year/3600
mile warranty on transmission. $6,500.
Call 334-693-9360 ; .I I
H yundai 2006 Elantra GT,
loaded, leather, sunroof,
4 cylinder, automatic, 5
door hatchback. 69,000
miles, $7500. 790-7959
Jeep 2005 Liberty XL: Excellent Condition, 138k
miles, gold with tan' leather interior, sunroof,
completely loaded. $6,000. 334-237-1039
mml B ~Mercury2001 Grand Mar-
quis LS, loaded, leather,
cold air, 89,000 miles,
like new. $5995. Call 334--
.* 790-7959..
Nissan 2012 Altima, ,low miles, must sell, $200
down, $269 per month. Call Ron Ellis 334-714-
Nissan 2012 Versa, GAS SAVER, well equipped,
still under factory warranty, $250 down, $250
per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791-8243.
Toyota 2011 Camry, Grelt family car, great gas
mileage, pwr windows, door lock, Am/FM, CD,
$300 down, $300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher
Toyota 2011 Corolla, 4 door, like new, under
warranty, $200 down, $279 per month. Call Ron
Ellis 334-714-0028..

J. COMPAGNI, as Co-Successor Trustees
REVOCABLE TRUST (Under Agreement
Dated 10-19-98; First Amendment dated
vs... .
Defendants. ,
,NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 8th day of October, 2013, in Case Number
11-135 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Four-:.'
teenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Jackson Coun-
ty, Floridawherein RICHARD A. COMPAGNI
and MICHAEL J. COMPAGNI, as Co-Successor
Trustees of the FREDERICK G. COMPAGNI, SR.,'
REVOCABLE TRUST, are the Plaintiffs and JOHN
BRYAN andCHASE BANK USA, N.A., are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der at the front lobby of the Jackson County
Courthouse, Marianna, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.,
C.S.T., onthe 14th day of NOVEMBER, 2013,-the
following described real property, .as set forth',
in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure,'
to-wit: .
Lot 34, Block C, Magnolia Oaks Golf and Coun-
try Club Subdivision according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2 at Pages 5-9
and 12-18 inclusive; of the Public Records of
Jackson County; Flqrida.

M O O R Y C E SW UI H U .M Ul Lr k / U Y Vl k / tUn l r ~~Ulrlk ..l l I ll.
oo -, =COURT.
.2007 Polorls Victory Jackpot, 40K miles, 1634cc, T ES C .... D;... .. DERS, -t
100 cu. in., 106 stroker kit, many extras custom SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUI-
Spegs, mirrors & windshield. 2 seater & solo SITE STATE DOCUMENTARYSTAMPS ON.THE
seat, lost job need to sell $8500. 334-432-3249. CERTIFICATE OF TITLE.
ona0 R 670miles.$140 If you are a person claiming a right to funds re-
Honda'07 Ruckus 670 miles. $1450. mainirig after the sale, you must file a claim
334-798:-0931 ': with the Clerk on later than 60 days after th'e
"h L -L -'sale.. If you fail to flie a claim, you will not be
1 ... ^'e Llll'? 0 only the owner of record, as of the date of the
2012 Nissan Pathfinder one owner, excellent Lis Pendens, may claim the surplus.
condition, low mileage, super clean, $19,950, .
SPhone 334-796-5036 DATED this 8th day of October, 2013.
Lexus 2010 RX350: Loaded car in excellent BNGUT
condition. White with tan leather interior. DALE RABON GUTHRIE
Just completed 50,00'0 mile service. $29,900. Jackson Couhty Clerk of the Court
,"Cell 334-701-2642.B:/s/Tammy Baile
. .... By:/s/ Tammny Bailie ..' '
SI-'lM : .M I. II:1J AsDeputyClerk :
Dodge Ram 1500 2007 SLT quad cab 4x2 HEMI' LF160281
5.7 V8 engine, anti theft, tilt steering, 26K '. Jackson County Board of Commissioners
' miles, very clean, power drivers seat, rear slid- Announcement of Public Project #1314-05
Sing window, bed liner, towing pack. Loaded. Request for Professional Engineering Services
'$179000. 334-475-6309. Deadline: 11/8/2013
Ford 2010 F150 FX4 4-door, completely loaded, The Board of County Commissioners of Jackson
leather inL ext. cond. 158K miles, $18,900 County, Florida. (the "Board") hereby requests
proposals from qualified individuals or firms to
334-791-3081. provide professional engineering services to
SFORKLIFT-TOYOTA 2000 Model, 3300 Ib, lift the County under a limited contract for a Rural
| cap., excellent condition, $4,700 205-9024212 Infrastructure Fund (RIF) grant SCOPE OF
-_WORK. Successful firm(s) under this cohtraat
03 WANTE DAUTOS shall provide engineering services for support,
r, of the Industrial Site Certification project un-
n 1ST PLACE TO CALL FOR ALL OF dertaken by the County, including without limi-
"- YOUR TOWING NEEDS! station, all or some of the following tasks: ..l
4- U Project design and design services including
r&4 'g V.0., M (Os 7n mmrcj preliminary.drawings, final design, technical
specifications, bid documents, contract docu-
AUTO BODY & RECYCLlNO ments with opinion of probable construction
PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR JUNK ARS cost. 2. Project'management 3. Technical and
Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624 administration services. 4. Permitting, includ-
ing the preparation and submis.on of perhiit."
S, applications to-all levels of Government juri- .
isgn CALL FOR TOP PRICE dictions. 5. Professional studies. 6. Answer'
l questions of contractor and/or Countyp;Review.
FOR JUNK VEHICLES drawings, change orders and pay request" T :
| Prepare and submit record drawings to County
2 I ALSO SELL USED PARTS and other Governmental agencies.
An original and six copies of sealed proposals .t
24 HOUR TOWING 0 334-792-8664 must be received at the Jackson County Pur- ,
...zmwm..m.............mmmmm... chasing DepartmentoftheBoard.of County'
SGot a Clunker commissioners, located at 2864 Madison
t aCluk er .Street, Marianna, Florida before- 10;00 AM, on
We'll be your Junker! Friday, November 8th, 2013. Bids will be'
K r We.buy wrecked cars opened at this time. '
and Farm Equip. at a Sealed proposals should be clearly marked
fair and honest price! "Proposal for Enalneerina Services. RIF. 1314-.
I'2 5 C 5h rmnlptpars 05 Questions regarding the RFP, or requests for
C OmpleteC ars _more detailed Information such'asthe Scope of.
L CALL 3347146285. Work and evaluation criteria maybe directed .
_.__....._........._ _..._ -.......... J to County Administrator Mr. Ted Lakey (850) ,
S'"'. Looking for VW Van 482-9633. Or from our web page wwwJacksonc
0-sold in Enterprise ,AL ou......
B Ein 1983. If you have' 'List of bidders and awards. (if any) shall be an-
seen this vehicle please nounced at this meeting of the Jackson County
s contact mee@ Board of County Commissioners. Bid award'
contact me will be made to the best bidder, but the right is
swtcraft@hotmall.com reserved to reject any or all bids.
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ti* We. Uy Wre- Dale Rabon Guthrie
S -'3*94.57r Board of County Commissioners
'By: Chuck Lockey
Re~arqtessbof'yiar^ ,'EEO STATEMENT
mlllior of dol6 &' Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
'.mon.ey..f opportunity in the award of contracts and,
We Air6OnTrihi therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
& rebutble, ,M. ""'i .:"discrimination on the basls-of race, color, reli-
&re'"..abj gion, national origin, age and sex.
Call for Anep -. .
Your sourcefor selling and buying! a:, idea thf.r .SRJXLLS.

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Frazier defends decision to start Freeman
Frazmer. defends decision to 'start Freeman

The Associated Press
Freeman's debut with the Min-
nesota Vikings was as ragged
as could be, a 20-for-53 pass-
ing performance that produced
no points on offense and raised
further questions about how
quickly he became the starting
Coach Leslie Frazier. expressed
no day-after regret. Freeman was
the right pick to play, Frazier said,
and the job is still his this week.
"If I had to do it over again, I
don't think I'd do it any differ-
ently under the circumstances.
I knew exactly why we made the
decision. I felt very confident go-
ing into the ballgame with the
decision," Frazier said Tuesday.
"It didn't work out for us this
The Vikings (1-5) signed Free-
man less than two weeks prior
to his not-ready-for-prime-time
showing Monday against the
New York Giants, a 23-7 defeat
by a previously.winless team in a
nationally televised debacle that
had analysts, fans and even ex-
players mocking and criticizing
the quality of play by both teams
all night.
"This is the worst sporting
event ever broadcasted," former

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier answers questions at a press
conference in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Vikings left guard Steve Hutchin-
son said on Twitter during the
game. The retired seven-time Pro
Bowler was rarely that demon-
stradive during his career.
Frazier, whose hold on his job
has grown increasingly tenuous
this month with consecutive
drubbings, by a combined score
of 58-17 against the Giants and
Carolina Panthers, was doing his
best Tuesday to point out some
positives, encourage his players
and defend his decisions.
He said he never considered
benching Freeman, who threw
one interception and finished
with 190 yards, and said he was

under,"no obligation" from the
front 'office or ownership to play
him. The coach also said the
move had full support from the
"We believed that he would
give us the best chance to be suc-
cessful in that ballgame," Frazier
Christian Ponder, who had sev-
en turnovers over the first three
games, was the backup. Matt
Cassel, who guided the Vikings
to their only victory but followed
that up with two costly intercep-
tions in the loss to the Panthers,
was inactive.
Though Freeman looked lost

and overwhelmed, Frazier said
he believed the 25-year-old's
troubles stemmed from physical
mistakes and not a lack of under-
standing of the playbook. Of the
33 incompletions, many of those
balls sailed several yards away
from the target.
"His footwork wasn't ideal. His
shoulders weren't square all the
time. So it was more technical
stuff. But the mental part, he was
sharp," Frazier said. "He did a
great job of running our offense
throughout the night."
Freeman's failures were espe-
cially glaring given this update
distributed Tuesday by.the NFL:
the league-wide yards-per-pass-
attempt average of 7.29 is on.
pace to be the highest of any sea-
son since 1966. Freeman's num-
ber was a paltry 3.32.
The cumulative, NFL comple-
tion percentage- of 61.6, also
on track to set the modern-era
record, also cast Freeman's per-
formance in-a bad light. His rate
Monday was 37.7.
"There were definitely plays
there to be made that from a lot
of different standpoints were just
a fraction off," Freeman said af-
ter the game. "That's something
that, moving forward as a quar-
.terback, as receivers, as an of-
fense together, guys are going to

get more comfortable with me
and vice versa."
Jn addition to the. in-season
quarterback tryout, the Vikings
have been trying to develop a de-
pleted, inexperienced secondary
in a pass-driven league. Veteran
Antoine Winfield, despite his age
and own coverage limitations,
has been clearly missed by this
group. Safety Harrison Smith's
turf toe injury was a big blow,
The Vikings dropped two rou-
tine-looking, would-be intercep-
tions that gave the Giants two big
breaks, one in the first quarter
during a long drive for a field goal
and another in the third quarter
right before a fumbled punt re-
turn set up the Giants for a short
Up next? Aaron Rodgers and
the Green Bay Packers.
"I do have confidence that we
can improve and get better, and
we can get better when we line
up on Sunday night at home,"
Frazier said. "They don't have.to
be mutually exclusive. You can
stay focused on what you have to
get done and develop guy and
win at the same time."
Owner Zygi Wilf told reporters
after the game at MetLife Stadi-
um he wasn't pondering changes
at this point.

Tackle McKinnie

joins Dolphins

'The Associated Press '

DAVIE, Fla. Bryant
'McKinnie came out of his
stance and lowered his
shoulder into a practice
squad player, causing a
crisp thud to reverberate
in the Miami Dolphins'
practice bubble.
"That's right," offensive
line coach Jim Turner Jhol-
lered. "Nice short first
The Dolphins hope
McKirinie's arrival Tuesday
marks a big step in the right
direction for a team reel-
ing from pass-protection
problems. They acquired


the 12th-year pro Monday
from the Baltimore Ravens
in exchange' for a condi-
tional late-round draft
pick. .. ,
'"He's a heck of a player,"
said tackle Jonathan Mar-
tin, whose role likely will
be affected by Athe trade.
"Anytime you bring in a
guy like lhat, it's going to
make you better."
McKinnie might not be
ready for Sunday's game
at New England, But bar-
ring sudden, dramatic im-
provement by right tackle
Tyson Clabo, McKinnie is
expected to move into the
startinglineup eventually.

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