Jackson County Floridan

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Title:
Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title:
Sunday Floridan
Portion of title:
Floridan
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Creator:
Jackson County Floridan
Publisher:
Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
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Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates:
30.776389 x -85.238056

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note:
"Independent."

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Money for holiday turkeys needed


Chipola Family
Ministries Director
Fred Cook places
a holiday turkey
In the freezer at
the Ministries
food pantry. He's
hoping to add a
few hundred more
birds between
now and Nov. 19,
enough to foed
local families
in need on
Thanksgiving and
at Christmas.


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
.iIlurkhaller,0iclioridan com
The Chipola Family Ministries
thrift shop and office is closed to the
public on Mondays, but there were
still alpiost a dozen cars in the park-
ing lot there this Monday.
Ministries Director Fred Cook and
several volunteers were busy getting
some much-needed food donations
and other contributions ready for
the panhy and the thrift shop. Be-
fore J l' -Monday shipment, Cook
said, iOiw pantry was low as It has
See FOOD, Page 7A


DARING TO SCARE

Seniors help fund own Project Graduation


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Nick Rickman. the doorkeeper at Wright's Halloween Haunt greets ms haumted houe guests wth an anfriendly
welcome.


Wright's Halloween Haunt

open Oct. 29 and Oct. 31


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalterf@)ciondan comn
Usually, it's the
parents of high
school seniors
who bear the lion's share
of work when it's time to
raise money for Project
.Graduation. Held on
school grad nights in
countless communities
all around the country,
it's a safe place to party
on the last night that
senior classes will be
together as one after all
those years of learning
together and socializing
in the school system.
Parents hold fimndraisers
and otherwise work all


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* See more photos of
Wright's Halloween Haunt. 7A

year long to make those
parties irresistible and
memorable. They buy
big prizes for their se-
niors, and they provide
cold hard cash, too.
But at Sneads High
School, the Class of 2014
is stepping up in a big
way to help its elders
help them.
They're putting the
scare in Halloween, for
instance.
Seniors' parents,
grandparents and


Chucky, aka Tasherica McMilIIon, threatens a guest ma
her way through the haunted house.


A fortune teller MacKenzie May and her young assistant
Mandy Dudley prepare to give a ghostly reading Inside the
haunted house.


siblings including at
least one 10-year-old
- are helping them do
that. They money they
help raise will go toward
'their big graduation
night party on May 30,
when they'll be "locked


Wn" at Rocket Lanes near
?anama City Beach.
Thanks to senior class
grandparent Debbie
Wright, the seniors
and their helpers are
See HAUNT, Page 7A


Kim Smith--and her frightening alter-ego, left, look like
they can handle whatever Tonya Chason is about to dish
out as the two monsters get ready to square off.


Vol.90 No.225
Chipola College


From Inside the lobby of the Chipola College Center for the
Arts, the site of a planned storm water treatment/campus
beautification project Is visible.

Storm water project

aimsi to add function,

campus feature


BY ANGIE COOK
acoxk@)cfioridanzom

MARIANNA On the
north edge of the Chipola
College campus, near the
school's new Center for
the Arts, there is a small,
dry storm water reten-
tion pond surrounded
by drainage ditches, pine
trees and a couple of cam-
pus buildings. From the
arts center just up the hill,


looking out the tall lobby
windows, the red clay bed
is hard to miss.
Unofficially known as
"Lake Joyce," a nickname
affectionately bestowed
by college president Dr.
Gene Prough, in honor of
his current and longtime
executive, assistant Joyce
Traynom, the area isn't
much to look at now, but it
See GRANT. Page 7A


Sneads woman


injured in wreck
,l From staff report Ton i L Tvus, 33. was


A Sneads woman was
serious injured when
the car she was driving
rear-ended a tractor-
trailer rig early Sunday
morning, according to a
Florida Highway Patrol
report.


westbound on Interstate
10 near the 132-mile
marker in Jackson County
when the Toyota Camry
she was driving struck the
right rear of the tractor-
trailer rig traveling ahead
See WRECK. Page 7A


PRESSURE CHECK


UDBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN

Marianna Fire Department crew
members Jamie Shiver (left) and
Michael Blum, opened a hydrant
on Penn Avenue Monday to conduct a
pressure. check on the piece of firefighting
equipment. They and other members of
the MFD will be checking the city's sup-
ply of approximately 475 hydrants over
the course of about three weeks. The tests
should conclude in mid-November. During
testing, some residents may notice water
discoloration, a normal occurrence during
this operation. The discoloration was vis-
ible in the first few seconds of this test, but
the water soon ran clear. If this happens at
your home, simply let the water run until it
is clear again.


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JACKSON COUNTY

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Publisher-Valeria Roberts
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HOWTOGETYOUR
NEWS PUBUSHED
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,
GETTING T RIGHT
The Jackson County Florldan'sopolicy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
* report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


TUESDAY. OCT. 29
Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
aStAnne rtft Store-9 a.r. to lpmn.St
Anne's Catholic Church. 3009 5th St. Marianna.
Call 482-3734
a Pinodde Club Moeting-9:30,a.m. to 1:30
a.m. Ascension Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
3975 U.S. 90. Marianna. Everyone invited. Call 482-
6132.
* Seing Cice -1p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens. 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
482-502&
a Afcoholcs Anonymous Open Meeting-Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St. in Marilanna.
aMaegc Comedy Show-6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Jackson County Public Library. 2929 Green Street.
Marianna. Free. Can 482-9631.
a Artnight with Anna 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the
Heritage Room of the Blountstown Public Library in
Blountstown. Learn the technique scratchboardt
Call 674-8773.
aSneds High School Project Gradahion
Wft 's1 Haloween haunt 17 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2012 Wilson Ave., Grand Ridge. $3 per person. Ages
5 and Under free.
*Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meet ng-8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First Upited Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

WEDNESDAY. OCT. 30
a Toys for Tots appbcations Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
a Eldercare USDA Food Distribution 8 a.m.
Eldercare Services, 2979 Daniels St.. Marianna.AII
483-3220.
a Wooden of the WorldI ag presentation-9
a.m. Confederate Park. Public invited.
*Alcohokcs Anonymous Open Meeting-Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
*Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Finance
Committee and Board meetings-5 p.m. In the
classroom at Jackson Hospital In Marianna. Call
718-2629.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31
a Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
a St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St.
Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna.
Call 482-3734
a Chipola Chiic Club Meeting Noon at The Oaks
Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus


community Calenda
is the local community. "Community. Children &
Character: Call 526-3142.
a Fall Festival -5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Healthy Families
of North Florida. 4440 Putnam St. Marianna. No
charge. Asking for non-perishable items for Chipola
Ministries Food Bank.
* Hallow Hhan 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Marianna
First Baptist Church. 2897 green St., Marianna.
Games, food, family fun. Everyone welcome. Free.
Sponsored by: Deliverance Baptist, Eastside Bap-
tist. First Baptist and Trinity Baptist. Call 526-4200.
a Sneads High School Protect Graduation
Wright's Halowaen haunt "13" 6 to 10 p.m.
2012 Wilson Ave.. Grand Ridge. $3 per person. Ages
5 and under free.
a Bellamy Bridge Ghost Wafts 6:30 p.m. to
930 p.m. at Bellamy Bridge in Marianna. Elizabeth
Bellamy dons her wedding dress to tell the story of
her life. % mile walk or transportation provided by
JTrans $2 leaving from Citizens Lodge In Marianna.
Reservations required to reserve a bus seat. Calf l
Jackson County Tourist Development Council 482-
8061 or'email info@visitjacksoncountyfla com.
9 Alcoholics Anonyrmous Closed discussion, 8
to 9,p.m.. First United Methodist Church. 2901 Cale-
donia St.. Marianna. in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking
papers will not be signed.
FRIDAY. NOV. 1
aToys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
*plications will be take until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
a ChlpolaColege Spring Registration-8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. For current students with 45 plus hours.
Call 718-2211.
*Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share.
learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631.
a Scholarship Boston bufttFiundraser -Noon to
6 p.m. Madison Street Park. Families of late Teddy
Jeter, Bo McClamma-and-Brandon Hobbs are selling
Boston butts to fund three scholarships to Chipola
College. Butts are $20. Call 718-2375 to purchase
ticket.
9 Book signing for Loyd Gilbert G1lhey -1 p.m. to
3 p.m. Chipola River Book and Tea, 4402 Lafayette
St. Marianna. Author of:" Backfield of My Memory"
and "More Precious Memories."
a Bellamy Bridge Ghost Walks 6:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. at Bellamy Bridge in Marianna. Sister
Anne Bellamy voices how two sisters married two
brothers and the complex family lives. 1h mile walk
or transportation provided by JTrans $2 leaving
from Citizens Lodge in Marianna. Reservations
required to reserve bus seat. Call Jackson County
Tourist Development Council 482-8061 or email
info@visitjacksoncountyfla.com. .
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


209-7856.573-1131.
a ChipoIa Men's Basketball Classic- 8 p.m.
Chipola plays.
* Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting -8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY. NOV. 2
a Toys foa Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
* Syrup making class 6 a.m. Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd.
Blountstown. All day class. From cane field to the
bottling of the syrup. Cost $50 requires a $25
deposit Call 674-2777.
a Elk's Lodge yad sale 7 a.m. Marianna Elks
Lodge #1516,4607 U.S. 90. Marianna. Arts and
crafts vendors welcome. Vendor space $10. Vendor
responsible for chairs, tables and canopy. Open to
public. Call 573-435L
* Jackson County Master Gairdenes Bat
houses, Bat Consem tion, and Attracting Birds
Woikshop 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Jackson County
Extension Service, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave:. Mari-
anna. Registration cutoff& Oct. 25. Fee $50. Register
rob.trawick@ufl.edu or call 482-9620.
*Third Annuad UF/IFAS Beekeepers Field Day &
TrUde Show 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Washington
County Extension Office. 1424 Jackson MO., Chipley.
Registration: $15 additional family member $10.
Lunch and refreshments included. Call your local
County Extension Office to register no later than
Oct. 25.
a Toys for Tots Bike Ride -10 a.m. Beef 0
'Brady's, S.R. 71 across from Walmart plaza. Bikes
depart at 11:15 a.m. for escorted 80 mile run ending
at Madison Park. Food and refreshments furnished
by Madison's Restaurant. Music by Cedar Mountain
Bank at 1 p.m. Donation: $15 toy for rider and pas-
senger. Cash and check donations also accepted.
* Book signing for Loyd Gilbert -11 a.m. to 5
p.m. The Oaks Restaurant 4727 U. S. 90, Marianna.
. Author of:" Backfield of My Memory" and "More
Precious Memories."
* North West Florida Chapter of FAMU Alumni
Association sponsoring dinner for high school
Juniors and Seniors 3 p.m. Beef O'Bradys. Free.
Learn about scholarship opportunities at FAMU.
Seating limited. Call Shirl Williams 594-3791 orVin-
nie Ephriam 526-2713.
* Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
* Bellamy Bridge Ghost Walks 6:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. at Bellamy Bridge in Marianna. A live
paranormal investigation show. V mile walk or
transportation provided by JTrans $2 leaving from
Citizens Lodge in Marianna. Reservations required
to reserve a bus seat. Call Jackson County Tourist
Development Council 482-80t1 or email info@
visitjacksoncountyfla.com.


The submission deadline for this calendar Is two days before publication. Subinilto! Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan. P.O0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorlal@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring Items to 4403 Constitution Lane In Marianna.


Police Roundup


Maranna Police Department arm discharged, one fire alarm, one report
of shooting in the area, 17 traffic stops, one
The Marianna Police Department listed ,, ^. criminal mischief com-
the following incidents for Oct. 27, the I plaint, two trespass corn-
latest available report: 'Wo abandoned ve- plaints, three civil disputes,
hides, one reckless driver, two suspicious one follow-up Investiga-
vehicles, one suspicious incident; one sus- tion, one assault, three
picidus person, one highway obstruction, animal complaints,,seven
two burglar alarms, 14 traffic stops, one lar- property checks, two assists of motorists or
ceny complaint, one suicide attempt, one pedestrians, two assists of other agencies,
noise disturbance, two property checks, and one threat/harassment complaint.
two assists of other agencies, two public
service calls and 18 home security checks. Jackson County
Correctional Faqclity
Jackson County Sheriff's Offices The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and periods:
county fire/rescue reported the following a Mary Holt, 32,1440N 70 Ave., Holly-
incidents for Oct. 27, the latest available wood, battery (domestic violence).
report: Two accidents, four abandoned Chad Ankenbrand, 38, 38 Miracle Strip
vehicles, three suspicious vehicles, two sus- Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, hold for Pinel-
picious persons, one escort, one highway las Co.
obstruction, two physical disturbances, 11 a Edward Kaniewski, 57,1880 Burkholder
medical calls, six burglar alarms, one fire- Circle, Jacksonville, habitual driving while


license suspended/revoked, tag attached
not assigned.
Ronald Johnson, 49,2895 Lovewood
Road, Cottondale, non-child support.
a Darren Mosley, 39, 700B Pointe Court,
Tallahassee, non-child support.
a Larry Pope, 37,1100 Apian Way, Do-
than, Ala., fugitive from justice (Houston
Co., Ala.)
) Denise Koppel, 48, 3614 Highway 90,
Marianna, felony criminal mischief, resist-
ing arrest with violence.
) Bettie Rhoden, 52, 1449 Clayton St.,
Chipley, driving under the influence, no
valid driver's license.
a John Doughtery, 47, 3902 Commercial
Boulevard, Harrisonville, MO., criminal.
mischief.
a Robbie Howard, 30, 601 2nd St.,
Chipley, hold for Holmes Co. (non-child
support).
Jail Population: 205
To report n cit line, call Ci IrneStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agencyTo report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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eroop 3 scouts, (from left to right): Walker Crawford, Noah Everett Johnson (L) and Cameron Powell use poles, and ropes
McArthur and Keary Nichols pick up trash along their hike to create their bridge.
from Wynn Street Park to the Floridan Caverns.


Boy Scout Troop 3 attend campout


Senior patrol leader Daniel Tillman leads the Court of Honor
ceremony, as Scoutmaster Bill Klelnhans speaks to the crowd
of family and friends of the Scouts.


Special to the Floridan

Troop 3 Boy Scouts of
Mafianbna enjoyed a spe-
cial campout and Court of
Honor. ceremony held at
beautiful Florida Caverns
State Park on the week-
end of Oct. 12-13. Scouts
gathered early Saturday
morning at the Scout Hut
at Wynn Street Park to be-
gin their hike to the Cav-
erns. Diinng the hike, the
Scouts picked up trash
and litter from along the
roadside. The weather was
perfect for the 5-mile hike,
as it was cool enough to
enjoy the walk and scen-
ery along the way. Scouts
picked up' several bags of
tiash and debris along the
way, including cups, cans
and bottles, plastic wrap,
and even an abandoned
basketball.
Upon arriving at, the
Caverns campsite. Scouts
began to put up their tents
and prepare the campsite.
After a lunch of various
kinds of sandwiches. Troop


3 Scouts began to work
diligently to build a bridge
together. They used poles
they had taken with them
and their Boy Scout rope-
tying skills to construct a
workable swinging bridge.
This exercise was held to
design and practice for a
special Scout Fest event
that Troop 3 has planned
for the first of next year.
Camping adjacent to
Troop 3 Boy Scouts' camp-
site was a large group, of
younger Cub Scouts #om
Tallahassee. During the.
weekend, droop 3' Scouts
helped the younger Cub
Scouts by showing and
talking with them about
the various knots they
used and helping the
"little Scouts "walk across
the newly construed
bridge.
Saturday night was a very
special night of food and
fellowship, along with the
presentation of numerous
awards and honors for the
many achievements the
Scouts attained during the


past few months. A crowd
of family and friends gath-
ered at a covered pavilion
to enjoy grilled hamburg-
ers and hot dogs, along
with scout leader Es-
telle Whiddon's banana
pudding.
After the meal, special
recognition was given to
Mr. Jack Hinson, a local
carpenter, for his' con-
tribution of numerous
hours donated to help
improve Troop 3's camp-
site at Camp Alaflo near
Enterprise, Ala. Mr. Hin-
son and his crew Installed
new toilets and greatly
improved the overall bath-
room/shower facilities
for Scouts to enjoy ev-
ery summer. A Court of
Honor ceremony was also
held as a night of celebra-
tion and recognition'for
the well-deserving Scouts.
Many of the Scouts had
earned merit badges last
spring and also at their
week-long camping ad-
venture last June at Camp
Alaflo.


New youth leadership
for the upcoming 2013-
14, year was introduced
as follows: Senior Patrol.
Leader, Daniel Tillman; As-
sistant Senior Patrol Lead-
er, Cameron Powell; Tiger
Patrol Leader Mathew
Pelham; Dragon Patrol
Leader, Keary Nichols;
and TYoop Scribe, Noah
McArthur, Troop 3 Eagle
Scouts recognized were
Chaison Johnson, Mark
Richards II, Skylar Suggs,
Jacob Lafferty and Levin
Berry. Chaisoit and Mark
plan to continue their in-
volvement with Troop 3,
serving as Assistant
Scoutmasters.
The family members
and guests were informed
of the exciting news that
during the summer camp
at Camp AlaFlo, 2013,
Troop 3 Boy Scouts were
awarded the following
prestigious honors: Best
campsite; Honor Troop;
and Honor Camper award
to each of the Scouts.
Merit badges presented


Troop 3 ommjttjwnemr Est* Whld4pn presents
engraved hammers to4ack HinoW. (Lb ndK .ennis, as
token of appreciation for theirdedloatlon and support of
Troop 3ky Scouts. -

during the evening were: Following the ceremo-
Gavin Tharpe, Swimming ny, Troop 3 Scouts took a
and First' A14; Mathew guided flashlight tour of
Pelham~ ljfiasavl~g "J'ow ,the,, which proved to
ing, and completion of the be a popular activity with
mile swim; Daniel Til"man, the Scouts.
Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Troop 3 is already plan-
Shooting, Environmen- ning Its next camping trip
tal Science, Personal Fit- for November, which will
ness and completion of also include a canoe trip.
the mile swim; Noah' The :Maiadina Opti-
McArthur,' Entergency mist Club is the charter-
Preparedness and Canoe- ing organization for Troop
ing; and Keary Nichols, 3 Boy Scouts. For more
Swimming and First Aid. information about Boy
Daniel Tillman was also Scouts, please call Scout-
promoted to the rank of master Bill Kleinhans at
Life Scout. 526-2897.


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Grand Ridge FFA members had the
opportunity to take their goats to
Colquitt and work with Judge Robin
Rau of Shelby Acres Farms. Don Harper of
Harper Valley Goats, a Boer goat breeder, was
also there to help students. They taught the
kids how to clip, groom and show their goats.
They also had some classroom time, to learn
the parts of the goats and about today's meat
and dairy goat market. A big thanks to both
of them for taking time to help chapter mem-
bers. Pictured (from left) are Anthony May,
Faith Hardin, Garrett McDaniel, Elizabeth
Hailing, Ms. Robin Rau, Mr. Don Harper, Faith
Douthit, Haley Dime, Caleb Reed, Nick Hal-
ling and Myra Miles.

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Special to the Floidw
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ture Educators Club wil
host a Scholastic Book
Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov.
I.
The fair will take place
In the new Teacher Edu-
cation Building (0) from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
daily.


FEC members are host-
ing the fair to promote
Literacy. Pre-K through
8th grade level books, of
various genres and topics,
will be for sale. Chipola
students who work the
book fair will earn cred-
its to purchase books for
collections in their future
classrooms .For informa-
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Education mjon Mranda Jordan of Bascom (left) and
ShannieLoddurt of BSounbtown pose with some of the books
available for sale. .


Local Briefs


Boston butt
Scholarship fIund-
raser setfoNovm1
The families of the
late Teddy Jeter, Bo Mc-
Clamnma and Brandon
Hobbs are selling Bos-
ton butts to fund three
scholarships to Chipola
College. Butts are $20
and will be available for
pickup Friday, Nov. 1, at
Madison Street Park
from noon to 6 p.m.
Contact LilMie Hamil at
718-2375 to purchase a
ticket.


Sn =Mud
Benefit Tai Ride
Is Nov. 1
A trail ride to benefit the
special needs students
in Covington County
schools will be held Mon-
day, Nov. 11. There will be
a morning ride beginning
at 9 a.m. and an after-
noon ride beginning at
1 p.m. Sign up will be at
the lake at 8 a.m. The first
20 people to sign up will
receive a gift. Door prizes
will be given away all day.
A donation of $10 per


rider or $25 per family Is
suggested. The Covington
Cowgirls Drill team will
provide lunch.
Directions to the ride
are: from Hwy 331 S.,
turn onto Beulah Church
Rd. and follow signs or
from 33llypass turn on
Hathaway Rd and follow
signs. From Geneva take
Hwy 52 to State Rd. 54
and follow signs. For
more information or help
with directions call Tricia
334-208-2106, Donna at
334-493-4138 or Susan at
334-892-3815.


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a small rural county and
sparked yet another debate
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arrested in June on fel-
ony charges of official
misconduct and falsify-
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support from conserva-
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rights activists.
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day in the trial that is ex-
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prosecutors made clear
their position that the
sheriff can't ignore laws he
disagrees with. They plan
to argue that Finch tried
to destroy records thai
showed he intervened in
the case.
Finch for his part kept
quiet on the first day, re-
fusing to answer questions
from reporters but added '
that he would have "plenty
to say" once his trial was
over.
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Liberty County which
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dent during the jury selec-
tion process.
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Judge William Gary that
they had read or heard
about the case, with some
prospective jurors tell-
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LAKE BUMNA VISTA,
Fla. JFormer Repub-
lican governor-turned
Democrat Charlie Crist has
been working the Florida
Democratic Party's con-
ference like a candidate as
WIF he builds up to finally an-
nouncingwhat seemingly
everyone in Florida already
knows.
Crist said he will reveal
'whether he will run for
governor on Nov. 4 in a
downtown St. Petersburg
park. He referred to an
event as a idckoff poliL-.
----_clans usually don't kick off
a non-campaign.
"November 4lh gives you
a year, one way or the oth-
er, and it's time to reach a
conclusion," Crist said Sat-
; urday at the conference.
W "I'm leaning a certain way,
4 think thf r
Obviojjs;' tji
didn't have a speaking role
at the conference, which
was wrapping up Sunday,
but from beginning to end,
heworked hallways, caucus
;ja| meetings and events. He
was mobbed by support-
ers and posed for count-
less photo% The facm that
the same activists used to
i: aW work to try'io defeat Cris
* didn't seerwto matter.
"Everybody seems to be
very warm to him and he's
warming up," said former
House Democratic Leader
Dan Gelber. 'This Is the
i center of Democratic ac-
tivism in Florida eight now
and I haven't seen anybody
efty. walk up to-him and give
' prize. him an unkind word, and
believe me, they would."
Democrats did show-
case other statewide can-
didates, including former
Sen. Nan Rich, the only
^M credible IDemocrat now
seeking the nomination to
I ^- challenge Republican Rick
Scott. Attorney general
candidate George Sheldon
and chief financial officer
candidate William Rankin
also addressed the confer-
ence on Sunday.
i Rich acknowledged that
she won't be alone in the
"IWX race for long.
"At the moment, I remain
the only- serious Demo-
cratic candidate for gover-
nor, but I have a sneaking
suspicion that's going to
change soon," she said. "I
know that being a woman,
a mom and a grandmother
probably gives me an un-
fair advantage over Char-
'lie."
B I She also said leadership
isn't based on personality,
but principles.
"There is. no denying


that Charlie Crist has a lot
of style," Rich said. "With
so much at stake, I truly
believe this election will
be, more; about substance
than style. I believe that it
must ,be abput substance
to get Florida on the right
track."
Crist, who called himself
"the people's governor" af-
ter he was sworn in in 2007,
will be keeping that theme
now that he's a Democrat.
He is also questioning
whether Scott cares abdut
people.
"I wonder about the in-
cumbent and whether or
not the people factor is
the -most important thing
that's uppermost inhisid-
ministration," Crist said.
"Without a do4nt, the
people factor is the most
important thing that's up-
permost with myself
Crist has been building
.up to his announcement
0r:more than a year. lie
showed his commitment
to his new party by.-cant-
paigning with President
Barack Obama and other
Democratic candidates
last year. Then after regis-
tering as a Democrat, he
began traveling the site
and talking to Democratic
groups. He said he wanted
to make sure .the support
would be there if he ran for
governor.
"Realize we're talking
about a fellow as an op-
ponent who has said he
"will spend $100 million in
this race and added more
to that by saying he would
spend at the outset $25
million defining his oppo-
nent. I think I know what
(hat means," said Crist. "I
need to know that if I jump
into this deep water, there's
going to be some lifeboats.
So I have tried to test-those
waters and learn about
that, and so far I feeltpretty
good about it."
Republican Party of
Florida Chairman Lenny
Curry, who camped out in
the hotel where the Demo-
crats held their confer-
ence, called Crist an un-
trustworthy opportunist,
pointing at his decision to
leave the GOP primary for
Senate in 2010 and run as
an independent.
"When the economy got
tough and he was running
for the U.S. Senate, he was
traveling the state giving
the most right-wing, red-
meat speeches that I've
ever heard before or since.
Then when that didn't
work, suddenly he was this
(independent) that stands
for everybody.- and now
he's a Democrat," Curry
said.


Spike in rare tiger shrimp

off coast of St. Augustine


The Associated Press

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rare Asian black ti-
ger shrimp is showing
up in big numbers
in the waters off St. Augus-
tine.
The St. Augustine Record
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The shrimp are consid-
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and some scientists worry
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REGION


Georgia governor

appoints lawyers for

Florida water dispute


The Associated Press

ATLANTA Georgia
has appointed lawyers to
handle a legal dispute with
Florida over regional water
rights that is headed to the
U.S. Supreme Court, au-
thorities said Monday.
Attorneys Seth Wax-
man, Chris Landau and
Craig Primis will lead
Georgia's litigation team,
according to a statement
from Gov. Nathan Deal
and Attorney General
Sam Olens. The legal team
will also include Georgia
attorneys Bruce Brown,
Todd Silliman and John
Allen. .
Florida Gov. Rick Scott
filed a lawsuit 'earlier this
month asking the U.S. Su-
preme Court to divvy up
water rights in the Chatta-
hoochee, Flnt and Apala-
chicola rivers. The river
system serves Alabama,
Florida and Georgia.
Environmental officials
in Florida say metro At-
lanta uses too much wa-


ter, leaving too little for
downstream communi-
ties,, business and wildlife
and killing off Florida's-
valuable oyster fishery.
Scott filed the lawsuit after
federal officials declared
a fishery disaster for oys-
termen on the Gulf Coast.
Oysters need a mix of fresh
and salt water n order to
thrive.
"Georgia has refused
to' fairly share the waters
that flow between our two
states, so to stop Georgia's
unmitigated consumption
of water we have brought
the matter before the U.S.
Supreme Court," Scott said
at the time.
Water officials in metro
Atlanta say the region's wa-
ter usage is dropping. They
argue thatoverfishingcom-
bined with .natural cycles
contributed to the oyster
Ole-off, not metro Atlanta's
water consumption.
"It is time for Florida to
stop playing politics and
start negotiating in good
faith," Deal said.


Many students left


school after losing


HOPE grants


The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. More
than 11,000 Georgians
lost HOPE grants to attend
state technical colleges
when the state Legislature
imposed tougher academ-
ic requirements in 2011,
and more than half have
not re-enrolled in school
as of this fall, according to
Technical College System
of Georgia statistics.
As a way of curbing the
costs of the lottery-funded
HOPE program, state law-
makers in 2011 raised the
minimum GPA students
had to keep in their first
year from 2.0 to 3.0.
As a result of the cost-
saving measure, 11,471
students in the system's 24
technical colleges lost their
HOPE grants.
Last year, with lottery
revenues up, Govm Nathan
Deal and lawmakers re-
versed field, restoring the
minimum GPA to 2.0 for
students this fall.
Of the 11,471 people who
lost their HOPE grants last
year, 3,286 have theirgrants
renewed 'and are enrolled
this fall in Georgia public
technical colleges, system
officials have announced.
About one in five, or
2,341, who lost the grants
last year stayed enrolled
and have graduated from
their programs.
That leaves 5,844, or 51
percent, who did not grad-
uate and are not enrolled,
according to the technical
college system's count.
At Athens Technical Col-
lege, 543 students lost their
HOPE Grants because of
the 3.0 requirement; 156
of them are registered for
school this fall, said Andrea
Daniel, Athens Technical
College's vice president for
student affairs.
"A lot of people are In
need of this financial as-
sistance because they ei-
ther lost their jobs or could
not find better employ-
ment, The people com-
ing back (after regaining
HOPE eligibility) are peo-
ple who basically had to
quit college because they
couldn't afford it," said
Mike Light, the system's
executive director of
communications.
The change to 2.0 won't
lessen the overall quality of
graduates, he said.
"We always say we guar-
antee our education,"
Light said.
The system will retrain
a worker for free if an em-
ployer complains, and
last year, employers called
_jn that guarantee just 33


times out of about 35,000
graduates, Light said.
Technical college system
administrators believe the
change in HOPE grant eli-
gibility is one of the main
reasons ir declining
enrollment
Meanwhile, the nuiiber
of graduates the technical
college system produced
has also dropped as enroll-
ment declines.
The system turned out
28,278 graduates in the
2013 academic year, down
from a peak of 35,579 in
2011 and the lowest total
since at least 2008, accord-
ing to figures compiled
by the technical college
system.
During those same two
years, HOPE funds flowing
into the technical college
system declined from $211
million in 2011 to $74.1
million in 2013, partly as a
result of changes in HOPE
eligibility, partly because
of declining enrollment.
And the change in the
HOPE GPA requirement
wasn't the only step leg-
islators took to cut back
HOPE expenditures and
shift more of the cost of
college to students.
The Legislature has also
cut the value of the grant,
which no longer covers
the cost of books or fees.
Some classes of people are
no longer eligible, such as
those who have been laid
off from work but already
have a college education.
State appropriations
have also declined. Even
as state lawmakers ask the
system to turn out more
trained workers, the Leg-
islature and Deal have cut
funding for the system by
$3 million, about 18 per-
cent, since 2008.
As the state pays less,
students are paying more.
The appointed board
that governs the techni-
cal college system has
also steadily raised tuition
costs over the past decade.
Students now pay about
43 percent of the cost of
their education through
tuition and fees, while the
state contributes 48 per-
cent. Federal money cov-
ers about 9 percent of the
technical college system
budget. In 2002, the state
paid 62 percent, students
paid 24 percent and fed-
eral sources covered 14
percent.
Locally, Athens Techni-
cal College enrollment
jumped from 6,009 In 2007
to 8,322 In 2011, and tech-
nical colleges statewide
saw similar big enrollment
increases.


Ride operator appears. in



court on NC fair injuries


The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. A carnival ride
operator facing assault charges over
Injuries from a ride at the North
Carolina State Fair made his first
appearance in court Monday, with
a prosecutor saying there are still
unanswered questions about what
happened.
Timothy Dwayne Thtterrow, 46, of
Quitman, Ga.i faces three counts of
assault with a deadly weapon, in-
flictlg 'serious injury. Each .ount
is punishable by up to eight years in
prison.
Wake County District Court Judge
Keith a Gregory declined a request
during the brief hearing to lower
Tutterrow's $225,000 bond. The de-
fendant, dressed in an orange and
white striped jumpsuit, was taken
back to jail in handcuffs.
Wake Sheriff Donnie Harrison
said investigators determined the
ride had been intentionally tam-
pered with to bypass critical safety
devices, though authorities have
provided no details of the evidence
against TUtterow.
The "Vortex" jolted into mo-
tion Thursday evening as people
were exiting- dropping riders from
heights eyewitnesses estimated at
up to 30 feet
Three people remained hospital-
.ized on Monday with serious inju-
ries, including a 14-year-old. Two
others were treated and released.
Wake County District Attorney
Colon Willoughby said in court he
would personally handle Tutterowls
prosecution and that more charges
could come as the Investigation
moves forward.
'There are still some unanswered
questions we are trying to get to the
bottom of" Willoughby saidL "These
are vety serious charges and we
want to make sure we are proceed-


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Ride operator Timothy Tutterrow (right) leaves court after he makes his first
appearance In a Wake County courtroom In Raleigh, NXC. on Monday, Oct. 28. Tut-
terrow faces criminal charges related to ride malfunction that Injured five people
at the N.C. State Fair on Oct. 24. Tutterrow of Quitman, Ga., faces three counts of
assault with a deadly weapon, Inflicting serious Injury.


ing in the right way."
Tutterow's lawyer, Roger W. Smith
Jr., sald Sunday that his client is a
loving husband and father.
"It Is such a tragedy what hap-
pened and he's just reeling from
that," Smith said. "He's devastated
and distraught. All his thoughts and
prayers are with those that were
injured."
Tutterrow's wife and several mem-
bers of his family traveled to Raleigh
for the hearing. They declined to
comment on the case as they left
the courtroom.
Records show Tutterrow was ar-
rested in Georgia in 2002 on a felo-
ny charge of possession of cocaine
with intent to distribute. He was
sentenced to four years of proba-
tion under a program for first-time
offenders, according to records.
He was also arrested in 1997 in
Kentucky on a charge of possessing
cocaine. Details of how that charge
was resolved by the court were not
immediately available.


Tutterrow's current lawyer said
he knew nothing of those prior
charges.
"What I can tellyou is thatTimTut-
terow is a good man and he would
never intentionally harm anyone,"
Smith said.
Those who remain hospitalized
are Anthony Gorham, 29; and Kisha
Gorham, 39. The name and gender
of the 14-year-old in the hospital
was not provided in court filings.
The Vortex had at least one other
technical problem at the North
Carolina fair. A safety switch that
keeps the ride from operating un-
less seat restraints are engaged mal-
functioned on Monday. The ride
was temporarily idled as workers
replaced the switch, but it reopened
Monday night after being tested,
state inspectors said.
The ride was supplied by Family
Attractions Amusement Co. LLC of
Valdosta, Ga. Smith said Tutterow
had worked for the company for
several years.


Ala. church starts fund to buy van for teen


The Assoated Pres


OPELUKA Ala. Sha-
ron Henderson carries
her 14-year-old son, Dal-
las. many places in her
arms. For Henderson, it is
a necessity.
Her son, who has Neu-
rofibromatosis type I and
an unknown skeletal dys-
plasia, cannot walk on his
own and requires a wheel-
chair to get around. For
doctor's appointments
out of town, Henderson
has to lift her 60-pound
son out of his chair and
into her Ford van, then roll
his wheelchair into the car
with a ramp. Last week,
her church took action to
help one of their own.
On Friday, Connect
Church of Opelika re-
cently started a fund,
called the "Dallas Proj-
ect Benefit Donation
Fund," to raise enough
money to purchase a
specialized van with a
wheelchair lift for Hen-
derson and Dallas. Pas-
tor John Brogdon said a
new van is not a conve-
nience for the family, but
a necessity.
"As time goes by, we're
all aging and the essen-
tial part is for him to feel
like he can do things on
his own and he's seeing
he can get into the car,"
Brogdon said. "I think It's
going to help his morale
as well."
Brogdon's wife and co-


Henderson said. "I've just
been totally overwhelmed
and totally blessed and
I'm thankful."
Those interested in con-
tributing to thm.find may
do so at any Wells Fargo
bank by donating to the
"Dallas Project Benefit
Donation Fund." Dona-
tion can also be mailed to
the church at 2900Waverly
Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801.
Updates on the fund can
be viewed on the Face-
book page "Dallas Project
Benefit Donation Fund."
For more information,
contact the church at
334-749-3916.

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pastor, Amanda, said that
as a mother, she can relate
to the difficulty Hender-
son. faces taking her son
out into the world.
"Being 14, he's not a
baby. It's a job to do and
as women, it can be diffi-
cult," Ms. Brogdon said.
Henderson said the
main, thing Dallas needs
is a way to get in and out
of the van, as carrying him
multiple times a day gets
harder every day he gets
heavier.
"It wears me out and it's
frustrating," Henderson
said. "It limits us, so we
don't go out a lot."
In addition, Henderson
said it would be nice to
have a vehicle that Dallas
could grow up with.
"It makes a difference
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and go as any teenager
could or should," Hender-
son said. "It gives him in-
dependence and it takes a
load off my back."
Brogdon said he would
be working with differ-
ent retailers, as well as
Henderson, to deter-
mine the best vehicle for
Henderson.
"That's more important
than anything: What does
she need?," Brogdon said.
Henderson said she Is
thankful for the support
her church and commu-
nity have given her.
"It's totally awesome,"


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betwemI them during physical education class at Opelka
Middle School In Opelika, Ala.


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Obituaries

James and Sikes
Funeral Home -
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
850.482.2332

Ouida C.
Gates

Oulda C. Gates, 81, of
Altha, died Saturday, Octo-
ber 26, 2013, at Bay Medi-
cal Center.
Ouida was born in
Holmes County in 1932 to
the late Johnny and Bessie
Callaway. She has lived in
Jackson County most of her
life and has lived in Altha
for the past 33 years.'Ouida
was a graduate of
Graceville High School in
1951.
Ouida is preceded in
death by her husband Jes-
sie Lane Gates; two broth-
ers, James Curtis Callaway,
and Gladus H. Callaway.;
one sister. Eula M Lewis
Steptson,
Survivors include hus-
band of 37 years Curtis
Mayor Gates, of Altha; one
son, David Gates and wife.
Janair one daughter, Kathy
Donofro and husband,
Paul Jr., all of Marianna;
three brothers, John W.
Callaway, Charles E.
Callaway both of Eagle
Lake, Don Callaway of
Haines, City-, one sister,
Marjean Jones of Lake
Wales; -3 grandchildren,
Christy Gates Tyus, Chris-
topher and Jessica
Donofro; one great grand-
child Hunter Tyus.
Funeral service will be at
1 p.m. Tuesday, October
29, 2013 at James and Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel with Rev. James
Clyde Gates, Rev. Sam
Haag and Martha Hyles of-
ficiating. Interment will fol-
low in Galilee United
Methodist Church ceme-
tery in Graceville with
James and Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel di-
recting.
Family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m.,
Monday at James and Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel.
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Wreck
From Page JA
of her, according to FHP
A local EMS crew took
Tyus to Jackson Hospital
for treatment of the seri-
ous injuries she received
in the 7:49 aam. crash.
The driver of the Freight-
liner was listed as 48-year-
old Hialeah resident Ar-
mando Feumandez Pino.
Neither he nor his passen-
ger, 48-year-old Hialeah
resident Maria Gonzalez,
was injured.
The Tyus vehicle was
towed to a local gara~ge.
The tractor-trailer rig was
driven to an area truck
stop for tire and wheel
repair.


Haunt
From Page 1A
nianning the haunted
house at Wright's place
this year. Located at
2012 Wilson Avenue in
Grand Ridge, the Wright's
Halloween Haunt began
Saturday night. It contin-
ued Monday night, and
will be open Tuesday, Oct.
29, from 6 to 9 p.m. and
on Halloween night, Oct.
31, from 6 to 10 p.m.
For a dozen years,
Wright put the haunted
house together herself
and played the part of a
witch in her show, letting
children from-the neigh-
borhood and surround
areas come through the
house free of charge. But
this year, to help fund
Project Graduation for
her granddaughter Tori
Johnson and fellow class
members, Wright let her
property be transformed
for a cause. Not only is
there a haunted house
this year, there's also a
haunted graveyard on
her land where zombies,
ghosts and fiends of many
'descriptions roam the
grounds. Hanibal Lech-
ter, Chucky, the Exorcist
crew, some really fright-
ening babies, a fortune
teller and many other
famed fiends are there.
The graveyard keeper will
greet you as you enter her
domain.
Parents, students and
grandparents worked on
the set up for about three
weeks. For show nights,
the students borrowed
some costumes, made
others, and did their own
ghoulish make-up. They
chose their own charac-
ters and themes for the
nine-room house a pole
shed they enclosed with
garbage bags-
This year. the entry
fee is $3 per person, with
ages 5 and under get-
ting in free. On Saturday,
when a chili supper sale
was thrown in to the mix.
the haunted house event
raised almost S500. The
totals for ensuing nights
were not known at this
writing, but the organiz-
ers are hoping for similar
takes for the remaining
evenings.


From left: Zombies Ronnie Bowen, Alaynah Weiss, Rhyne Danford and Shelbi Byler lurch along the exit path at the Wright's
Halloween haunted house, reaching out to give guests one final and memorable goodbye.


Anyone who wants to
experience the Wright's
Halloween Haunt better
do it (his year; Wright says
this is her last go-round.
Since her granddaughter
and most of her friends
are graduating and mov-
ing into adulthood,
Wright said she felt it was
about time she stopped,
and that it seemed appro-
priate to end the Hallow-
een tradition on its
13th year and in this
way.
"It's very rewarding,"
Wright said of knowing
that her haunted house
tradition will be helping
some young people she
loves. -My granddaughter
(Tbri Johnson) has lived
with me off and on all her
life. It was awesome to
have her with me, par-
ticularly after my hus-
band died, to help me get
through a hard time. All
her graduating class and
other friends were in and
out of here all the lime.
They all call me"McMe."
and they've all been spe-
cial to me. This year they
all worked so hard. and so
many of their parents and
grandparents did, also. It
means a lot to me to be
,part of it."'
Senior parent.- say
they count themselves'
blessed to have raised
children who matured
into the kind of people
who felt it was only right
to help their elders raise
money for their party.


The students say they felt
it was the right, and fun,
thing to do. Several said
they felt it was also a way
to thank their parents for
all the support they've
given through the years
and a way to share a few
more special times with
their significant grown-
ups. And there's one
more thing that made it
aillu ring: this is one more
nemorv the class of '-() 1 *1
can make together. Scenes
from the haiinleul house
might someday wind up
in a slide show, perhaps a
couple of decades
from now when they
gather for their 20th class


reunion. In the mean-
time, if you go, beware
of those zombies. They'll


be slouching grotesquely
your way. And they may
be armed.


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Food
From Page 1A

been in years. And the
supplies they took in that
day won't be on the shelf
for long. When his fiscal
year just winding down,
Cook estimates that, in
the 2012-13 cycle, the or-
ganization stepped in to
help families in more than
20,500 instances. With
the economy still strug-
gling, he said, he's seen
some families who used
to be regular donors turn
to the Ministries for help
themselves.
The new fiscal year be-
gins at a critical time of
need-two holidays are
coming in which foodfac-


tors heavily. Cook knows
that having aThanksgiving
and Christmas table laden
with food can make a big
difference in a family's
sense of well-being and in
its measure of hope for the
future.
He's looking for an out-
pouring of support from
the community as he tries
to make sure that they have
turkeys and trimmings for
those red-letter days.
He needs money for
about 400 turkeys and
more for the pantry items
needed to fill out the holi-
day tables of those fami-
lies in need. He said giving
$15 will outfit one family
with a turkey. Although he
welcomes the outright do-
nation of turkeys, he said


giving money, instead, can
help him buy more of the
birds at the $15 hulk rate.
Money for non-per-
ishable canned and dry
goods or donations of
those items, he said, are
also needed. 0
In 4 letter he sent out
recently, Cook challenged
every Baptist church to
buy at least one turkey.
Because Chipola Fam-
ily Ministries is associated
with the Chipola Baptist
Association, he has that
mailing list. But Cook is
hoping news of the turkey
and nonperishables drive
will reach other churches
in the community and that
all will step in to help.
iHe said he has faith that
will happen; he bases that


believe in part on what
happened last year around
this time, when soniedhe
stole a chunk of the turkey
money that had been re-
cently received but not yet
deposited in the bank-
Cook said churches of all
denominations "reached
out to replace those finds
or to buy turkeys them-
selves. Individuals and
businesses also responded
in a big way, he said.
e,-e said he believes that
spirt of giving will take
hold this'year as well.
"Thanks to the generos-
ity of the caring people in
Jackson County, we pulled
out of that situation. They
came out of the wood-
works to help, and I know
they will give again once


they know of the need. It
is great this year. There are
more people in need, and
that means we have more
challenge. We'll start giving
the turkeys on Nov. 19, and
will go through Dec. 19. We
hope to have 400 bought
by then, and lots of the ex-
tras on the shelves to make
their meals complete. If
you can have a beautiful,
bountiful Thanksgiving.or
Christmas table, I think it
means a lot to people who
are struggling. It's a sense
of hope you get, and that's
so important to keep your
energy up to keep going."
To find out more about
how to help or to make ar-
rangements for delivery of
goods or money, call Cook
at 482-6407.


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Grant
From Page 1A

could become a real point
of pride on the Marianna
campus if a grant appli-
cation recently approved
by the city commission is
approved.
David H. Melvin Inc.
Consulting Engineers,
working in concert with
Chipola College and the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, has
development a project to
Improve the campus storm
water retention pond lo-
cated near the Chipola
Center for the Arts. What's
ri place now, city officials
say, is inadequate to treat
the amount of storm water
that flows through there.
The NWFWMD, the
awarding state agency, has
grant stipulations regard-


ing ownership of*the rel- for the Melvin firm puts it,
evant property that may "kind'of a small park."
mean an inter-local agree- Louy Harris, Capital Proj-
ment is in the future of ects and Contracts Admin-
the Marianna and Chipola istrator at Chipola College,
College. City Manager Jim said those enhancements
Dean said one way to sat- could include amenities
isfy those requirements like walking paths, foutV-
could be for Chipola to tains, gazebo-style seating
convey ownership of the areas and more.
land to the city, while the The size of the current
college maintained the pond would increase, H.ar,-
property, but that deci- ris said, and the site would
'sion Is pending the award be permitted as a wet pond,
outcome. meaning it would hhave
The project would help water in It continu6usly,
solve a city storm water not dry to an unsightly pit
treatment problem, reduce when there's no rain.
the pollutant load that gets Correclt io% to the drain-
into the river, and reduce age system and retention
demand on the aquifer by function of the current
reusing water for irrigation pond are planned, since
of nearby campus grounds, storm water that comes
all while making enhance- from areas near Jackson
ments to the facility and Its Hospital Is pouring out
surrounding area, so that Into the middle of cam-
the end result is, as [ick.pus, bypassing the exkting
lettis, planning director holding pond, which was


designed by the Florida
Department of Transpor-
tation when Prough Drive
,was constructed. but water
still drains, untreated, into
the river.
Rick Pettis, planning di-
rector for the Melvin firm,
says in the surrounding
area. there are now 380
acres without storm water
ponds that drain toward
the Chipola River. Plan-
ners hope as much as 50
percent of the currently
untreated storm water will
be handled by the new
system.
treatmentt of the storm
water would be achieved
by using a combination
of natural systemmn, such
as .pernunent pools and
tat live shelves., Pettis
said wetland plants Can ex-
tract a good deal of heavy
metals and other impLiri-
ties from the water before


it leaves the pools, heads
back into existing drainage
systems and makes its way
to he Cihipola River.
As much as $670,000 in
grant money is possible
froAt the NWFWMD, Pet-
us said, with the city also
iu line to get a waiver for
its matching money for the
project.
"We've got our fingers
cros-,ed," he, said. "We
think it's a good project."
DBeing able to reuse storm
Wvatei for campus irrigation
purposes, while protecting
the river sounds like a good
idea to Pettis,
'A, lot of people around
here have ,strong feelings
about, the Chipolal" he
''aid. .. ,.
IHopefully with projects
like this, we can keep it the
way iLtwas"
P'ettis said he's looking foi
an answerr to the grant ap-


plication in late November
or early Decem~ber. With
any money awarded being
processed for use by late
January.
If the NWFWMD grant
money comes-through, not
only could the city and the
river benefit, but Chipola
College may, too.
And "Lake Joyce" could
become part of a view from
the arts center that's a thing
of beauty itself.

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Troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test


The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO Soldiers
often call plastic surgeon
Adam Tattelbaum in a
panic. They need liposuc-
tion fast.
Some military personnel
are turning to the surgical
procedure to remove ex-
cess fat from their waists
in a desperate attempt to.
pass the Pentagon's body
fat test, which relies on
measurements'of the neck
and waist and can deter-
mine their future pros-
pects in the military.
"They come in panicked
about being kicked out or
getting a demerit that will
hurt their chances at a
promotion," the Rockville,
Md., surgeon said.
Service members com-
plain that the Defense
Department's method of
estimating body fat weeds
out not just flabby phy-
siques but bulkier, muscu-
lar builds.
Fitness experts agree and
have joined.the calls for the
military's fitness standards
to be revamped. They say
the Pentagon's weight ta-
bles are outdated and do
not reflect that Americans
are now bigger, though not
necessarily leusheathy.
Defense officials say the
test ensures troops are
ready for the rigors of com-
bat. The military does not
condone surgically alter-
ing one's body to pass the
test, but liposucriqn is not
banned.
The Pentagon insists that
only a small fraction of ser-
vice members who exceed
body fat, limits perform
well on fitness tests.
"We want everybody to
succeed," said Bill Moore.
director of the Navy's Phys-
ical Readiness Program.
"This isn't an organization
that trains them and says,
'Hey, get the heck out.'"
The Defense Depart-
ment'stape test" uses neck
and waist measurements
rather than the body mass
index, a system based on
an individual's height and
weight that is widely used
in the civilian world.
Those who fail are or-
dered to spend months
in a vigorous exercise and
nutrition program, which
Marines have nicknamed
the "pork chop platoon" or
"doughnut brigade." Even
if they later pass, failing
the test once can halt pro-


In a Thursday, Oct. 17 photo, a group of sailors and Marines who failed the so-called "tape test"
are led by an Instructor on a three mile run as they work to Improve their fitness and remain In
the military, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot In San Diego. Doctors say a number of military
personnel are turning to liposuction to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can
pass the Pentagon's body fat test.
motions for years,"service Pasquale said liposuction others ordered to the exer-
members say. works for those with the cise program. "And unfor-
Failing three times can wrong genetics. I I tunately, I'm an example
be grounds for getting "I've actually had com- of that."
kicked out. wanders recommend it Military officials say the
The number of Army to their troops," Pasquale tape test is still the best,
soldiers booted for being said. "They'll deny that most cost-effective tool
overweight has jumped If you ask them. But they available, with a mar-
tenfold lnq.'the past five know some people are in gin of error of less than 1
years fiomn 168 in 2008 to really good shape and un- percent.
1,815. In the Marine Corps, fortunately are just built Air Force Gen. Mark
the figure nearly doubled wrong." Walsh noted only about
fronq 102 in 2010 to 186 in Jeffrey Stout, a sports sci- 348 of 1.3 million airmen
2011 but dropped to 132 ence professor aitthe Uni- have failed the tape 'test
last year. versity of Central Florida. but excelled otherwise.
7 The -Air Force and the said the tape westlescribes .Even so, his branch
Navy~aid they do not track the bodfs shape, not its heeded the complaints
discharges tied to the tape composition, such as the and modified its fitness
test. percentage of 1ody fat or program in October. The
Still, service members the ratio of fafto muscle. Air Force obtained a waiv-
say they are under intense "I wouldn't want my ca- er from the Pentagon so
scrutiny as the ma"y reer decided on th-." he airmen who fail the tape
trims its.ranks because-of said. -. test buLpass physical fit-
budget cmu-nd the wind- A more accuratejmethhd..,nessdxeuims can be mea-
h I*d niof the AfgljIpie he saidIffldd be to use suitd using the body mass
stanwar'I i calipers to measure the Index.
Dr. Michael Pasquale of thickness o'f skin on three Marine Staff Sgt. Jeffrey
Aloha Plastic Surgery in different parts of the body. Smith applauded the move.
Honolulu said his miuiIxy "That way these guys are Smith said he has received
clientele has jumped *y not hurt by a bad measure- five Navy achievement
more thaui!30 percent siJnc ment," said Stout, who has medals but has not been
2011, with about a btf- researched the accuracy of promoted since failing the
dozen service members different body composi- tape test once in 2009.
coming in every month. tion measurements. "They call you names like
"They have to worry Strength-and-power ath- 'fat bodies,'" Smith said.
about their careers," the letes and those who do a "They talk a lot of trash
former soldier said. With lot of twisting that builds to you and put you down
the military downsizing, up the muscle tissue over quite often."
its putting more pressure the hips would likely fail He launched an online
on these guys." the Defense Department' White House petition this
, Military insurance cov- test, he added. -summer to talk to leaders
ers liposuction only if it is Marine StaffSgt. Leonard about the tape test.
deemed medically neces- Langston. 47, blames him- The 1,700 signatures fell
sary; not if it is considered self for weighing 4 pounds short of the 100,000 need-
cosmetic, which would be over his maximum weight ed to get a response, but
the nature of any proce- of 174 pounds for his 5- Smith said the Air Force
dure used to pass the test. foot-7 frame. gives him hope other
The cost of liposuction can "I think we've got- branches might also heed
exceed $6,000. ten away with keep- the complaints.
Some service members ing ourselves account-. 'There's got to be some-
go on crash diets or use able. Especially the older thing better for Marines
weights to beef up their Marines have let things who are working hard but
necks so they're in propor- go," he said after sweating just bom like a tree stump,"
tipn .with a larger waist through 75 crunches with Smith said.


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Asian carp reproduce in

Great Lakes watershed


The Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.
- Scientists said Monday
they have documented
for the first timie' that an
Asian carp species has
successfully reproduced
within the- Great Lakes
watershed, an ominous
development in the strug-
gle to slam the door on
the hungry Invaders that
could threaten native
fish.
An analysis of four grass
carp captured last year
in Ohio's' Sandusky River,
a tributary of Lake Erie,
found they had sent
their entire lives there
and were not introduced
through means such as
stocking, according to
researchers with the U.S.
Geological Survey and
Bowling Green State
University.
Grass carp are among
four species imported
from Asia decades ago to
control algae and unwant-
ed plants in controlled
settings such as sewage
treatment lagoons. They
escaped into the wild and
have spread into the Mis-
sissippi and other rivers
and lakes across the na-
tion's heartland.
Of greatest concern in
the Great Lakes region are
bighead and silver carp,
prolific breeders that
gobble huge amounts of
plankton tiny plants
and animals that are vital
to aquatic food chains.
Scientists say if they gain


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Tommy GoszewskI, holds a
grass carp taken from a pond
at an agency lab in Columbia,
Mo., In spring 2013.
a foothold in the lakes,
they could spread widely
and destabilize a fish-
ing industry valued at $7
billion.
Grass carp are less wor-
risome because they eat
larger plants instead of
plankton and don't com-
pete with native species,
although they could harm
valuable wetland veg-
etation where some fish
spawn.
But because all Asian
carp species require
similar conditions to re-
produce successfully, the
Sandusky River discovery
suggests it's likely that
any of them could spawn
there and in many other.
Great Lakes tributaries,
said Duane Chapman, a
USGS fisheries biologist
and member of Jhe re-
search team.
"It's bad news," Chap-
man said. "It would have
been a lot easier to con-
trol these fish if they'd
been limited .in the num-
ber of places where they
could spawn. This makes
our job harder. It doesn't
make it impossible, but it
makes it harder."


Immigration bill's fate murky on eve of lobbying


The Associated Press


WASHINGTON Pros-
pects for comprehen-
sive immigration. leg-
islation this year grew
murkier on the eve of an all-
out push by a coalition of
business, religious and
law enforcement to
convince the House' to
overhaul the decades-old
system.
Proponents seized on two
developments as a Senate-
passed measure remains
stalled in the House -
President Barack Obama's
meeting at the White
House on Tuesday with a
House Republican work-
ing on legislation and a
California GOP ]a mak-
er's willingness to back a
House Democratic plan.
But in a blow to their
effort, Sen. Marco Rubio
signaled support for the
piecemeal approach in the
House despite his months
of work and vote for the
comprehensive
Senate bill that would
provide a path to citizen-
ship for the 11 million
immigrants living here il-
legally and tighten border
security.
The Florida Republi-
can son of Cuban im-
migrants and a potential
presidential candidate in
2016 had provided cru-
cial support for the bipar-
tisan Senate bill.
"Sen. Rubio has always
preferred solving im-
migrailon reform with
piecemeal legislation.
The Senate opted to pur-
sue a comprehensive bill,
and he joined that ef-
Jfort because he wanted


to Influence the policy
that passed, the Senate,"
Rublo's spokesman, Alex
Conant, said Monday in
explaining Rubio's backing
for limited measures.
Since '88 Democrats and
Republicans joined to-
gether to pass the Senate
bill in June, opponents
and many conservatives
have stepped up their
pressure against any immi-
gration legislation, based
not only on heir prin-
ciple opposition but
their 'unwillingness to
deliver on Obama's' top,
second-term domestic


agenda issue.
The recent budget fight
only inflamed conserva-
tive GOP feelings toward
Obama.
Most House Republicans
reject a comprehensive
approach and many ques-
tion offerhig' citizenship
to people who broke U.S.
immigration laws to be in
this country. The House
Judiciary Committee has
moved forward with indi-
vidual, single-issue immi-
gration bills.
Although House Re-
publican leaders say they
want to solve the issue,


which has become a po-
fitical -drag for the GOP,
many rank-and-file House
Republicans' have shown
little inclination to deal
with it. With just a few leg-
islative weeks left in the
House, it's unclear whether
lawmakers will vote on any
measure before the year is
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Indians, Raiders, Eagles lead PC preseason voting


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Arthur Edwards, left, and Lamin Fulton go for a rebound during an FCSAA
State Tournament game last season. Edwards and Fulton are two of several
key players that the Northwest Florida State Raiders will have to replace
this season, along with All Conference forward Elgin Cook and National
Player of the Year Chris Jones.


BY DUSTIN KENT
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The JUCO men's basketball
season will tip off this weekend
and the Panhandle Conference
again appears to. be among the
toughest in the country, with
league teams taking up five of
the top eight spots in the FCSAA
Men's Basketball, Preseason Poll
released Monday.,
, Chipola Is the highest-ranked
of the teams at No. 2 and is the
preseason favorite to win the
Panhandle as voted on by the
coaches, followed by Northwest
Florida State and TallahAssee in
p tie for third, Pensacola State
at No. 7, and Gulf Coast State at


No. 8.
Three different Panhandle
teams received a first-place vote,
with the Indians garnering three,
the Raiders two, and the Eagles
one.
All five coaches gathered Mon-
day for a teleconference to talk
about their teams, with the new
coach of the bunch the one
that Is leading the defending
champions.
Steve DeMeo takes over at
Northwest Florida State for Steve
Forbes, who left to take an assis-
tant coaching position at Wichi-
ta State after leading the Raiders
to 30 wins and a second straight
trip to the national title game
last season.


Those are large shoes to fill for
DeMeo, who will also be tasked
with replacing the National
Player of the Year in point guard
Chris Jones, who is now playing
for the defending NCAA cham-
pion Louisville Cardinals.
"It's a real challenge," the coach
said. "They've had some ter-
rific coaches here. Hopefully we
can follow suit with what coach
Forbes did, but going to back-
to-back national title games was
quite a feat. Being able to do that
when you have a big target on
your back is inIcredible.
"My thing is that it's a day-to-
day deal. You work hard every
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Indians experienced, hungry for titles


BYDUSTINKENT
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Patrick Blake's first season as head
coach at Chipola College would be
deemed a major success at most
schools: 26 wins, an 8-4 record in the
always tough Panhandle Conference,
and seven Indians players landing on
one of the All Conference teams.
However, success is defined at Chipo-
la by championships, and on that front,
the Indians fell short last season.
But they'll have the opportunity to
getsright back into conference and state
title contention this year thanks to one
of the most talented returning core
groups of players in the country.
Chipola will have-three sophomores
who were first-team All Panhandle
Conferprnce as freshman: 5-foot-l


guard Demetrious Floyd (11.4 points
per game last year), 6-foot-4 wing play-
er Carlos Morris (13.3 points per game),
and 6-foot-7 power forward and Flori-
da State commit Cinmeon Bowers. (11
points, 6.9 rebounds per game).
Highly-touted 6-foot-4 guard To-
rian Graham also returns looking for a
breakout season as a sophomore, and
the Indians also get a huge boost from
6-foot-3 redshirt freshman guard Sam
Cassell, Jr., who sat out last season but
steps into a prime role as the team's
starting point guard this year.
The Indians again brought in a tal-
ented crop of freshmen such as 6-foot-
7 forward Dont'e Reynolds, 6-foot-4
guard Jamaar McKay, 6-foot-9 Senega-
lese big man Alpha Ndaw, and 6-foot-
6 former Malone Tigers standout Ty
Baker.


But it's the play of the returning core
of players that will likely determine just
how far the Indians and Blake can go in
year two.
"It's going to be very important. As
far as scoring goes, (Morris, Bowers,
and Floyd) were our three leading scor-
ers last year," Blake said. "Where they
need to grow Is how they set the tone
every day. I was watching the Bulls-
Thunder exhibition game the other
night and Jeff Van Gundy made a great
point about how if you don't have the
right best players who set the tone ev-
ery day, then you don't have a chance to
win a championship. If our best players
don't set the right tone, then we don't
have a chance to go where we want to
be."
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Youth Soccer

Eagles head into playoffs with perfect record


BY SHELIA MADER
P loriidan Correrpondernt

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partment soccer playoffs
were scheduled to start Mon-
day night with no team more
excited for their chances than
the Paigie- from the PeeWee


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season Thursday night with Weshley added tv
a perfect 8-0 record thanks to Following the |
a comeback victory over the coach Nick Bosl
previously undefeated Storm. Was proud of his
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fort, and will continue to be,"
he said.
The Eagles were not sched-
uled to play Monday but will
take the field tonight at 5:30
p.m. against the winner of the
Chaos vs. Wolves game.
Results of that game were
not available at press time.


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Mmi's Herb Waters celebrates after scoring
a touchdown during the first half of Saturday's
game against Wake Forets in Miami Gardens.

'Canes, 'Noles

start gearing up

for showdown

The Associated Press
CORAL GABLES There are definitely
three things that Florida State and Miami
have in common right now.
Both are 7-0.
Both are among the nation's top 10
teams.
Both are not being forthcoming about
their disdain for the other side.
The' third-ranked Seminoles will play
host to the seventh-ranked Hurricanes
in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday night, in
a matchup with national championship
implications and one that at least sta-
tistically- could be considered one of the
most significant in the history of the sto-
ried rivalry. Barring season-openers, this
will be only the ninth time that Florida
State and Miami have met with both sides
unbeaten.
"It's just another game," Miami receiver
Stacy Coley said.
No, it's not.
"We're going to prepare the same," Flori-
da State quarterback JameisWinston said.
No, they won't.
The politically correct comments so
far, anyway of the players involved not-
withstanding, this is one of those games
that will be overhyped when there's- no
need for hype. They have waged some of
college football's all-time classic games,
with upsets and blowotis and Wide Rights
and Wide Lefts and dozens of eventual
NFL players all involved in the rivalry,
which has been somewhat one-sided in
recent years.
Florida State has won the last three
meetings by a combined 101-56 score, and
oddsmakers Sunday set the'Seminoles as
an early 21-point favorite a massive
number against a ranked opponent, say
nothing of that opponent being a seventh-
ranked rival that's still unbeaten past the
midpoint of the season.
Florida State rolled past North Carolina
State this weekend 49-17, while Miami
needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns
from Duke Johnsornto rally past Wake For-
est 24-21. The Seminoles' numbers have
been staggering of late, winning their last
three games by 63, 37 and 32 points, re-
spectively. Miami, meanwhile, has trailed
by double-digits in each of its last three
games before rallying every time.
'I mean, it'swhyyou come to UM," a grin-
ning Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perry-
man'said, after being begged on Saturday
to say something anything about the
Seminoles, when it was clear that many of
his teammates weren't willing to go down
that path immediately following the win
over Wake Forest. "It's a lot of fun. You're
competing with guys you played against
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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (right) hands off to run-
ning back Byron Marshall during the second half of Saturday's
game against UCLA In Eugene, Ore. Mariota threw for 230
yards and a score while Marshall ran for 133 yards and three
touchdowns In Oregon's 42-14 victory.

Oregon edges past Florida

State in BCS standings


The Associated Press

Oregon passed Florida
State and moved into sec-
ond place behind Alabama
in the BCS standings.
The Ducks jumping the
Seminoles was not a sur-
prise. Florida State had
a slim lead on the Ducks
in the first standings last
week. Oregon's convincing
4Q-14 victory against UCLA
gave the Ducks the boost it
needed.
Oregon moved up to third
from fourth in the com-
puter ratings and remained
second in both the USA To-
day coaches' poll and the
Harris poll to give it a .9517
BCS average.
Florida State, after rout-
ing North Carolina State
49-17, has a .9211 BCS av-
erage. The Seminoles are
third in each poll though
they gained a little ground
on the Ducks, and second
in the computer ratings.
IWo-time defending na-
tional champion Alabama
is first across the board.
Alabama's remaining
schedule is LSU. Missis-
sippi State, Chattanooga
and Auburn before a pos-
sible Southeastern Confer-
ence championship game.
If the Crimson Tide run the


table, it'll likely play in a
third straight BCS champi-
onship game, and fourth in
five years. ,
Florida State has a chance
to gain on Oregon this week
when it plays seventh-place
Miami on Saturday. The
Ducks are off, but Oregon's
next game comes against
fifth-place Stanford on Nov.
7.
Florida State's schedule
after Miami has Wake'For-
est, Syracuse, Idaho6 and
Florida before a possible
Atlantic Coast Conference
championship game. Ore-
gon's schedule after Stan-
ford has Utah, Arizona and
Oregon State before a pos-
sible Pac-12 championship
game.
The long-term forecast
looks good for the Ducks,
with the Pac-12 gener-
ally rated tougher than the
ACC
Ohio State is still fourth in
the standings after its 63-14
victory against Penn State.
The Buckeyes' remaining
games are against PuRdue,
Illinois, Indiana and Michi-
gan. and are in great shape
for a Big Ten champion
game appearance, too. Still,
the Buckeyes probably need
two of the teams ahead of
them to lose to move up.


THEASSOCIATED PRESS
Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (17) stiff arms Tennessee defensive lineman Gregory Clark (93) during the first half of
Saturday's game in Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Bama, LSU wait for SEC showdown


The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA. Ala. Alabama
and LSU have two weeks to get
healthy before their latest SEC West
clash.
The extra week of anticipation is
just a bonus.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide (8-
0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference)
coasted into a second open date
with a 45-10 win over Tennessee
Saturday that marked the team's
sixth consecutive victory by 25
points or more.
The Tigers (7-2, 3-2) have been
supplanted as the Tide's chief chal.
longer in the West this season by No.
8 Auburn after losing to Mississippi
two weeks ago. They eased into
their first bye week with a 48-16 win
over Furman.
Healing is the main priority for
both head coaches, not extra prepa-
ration time.
"The key piece will be getting
those guys who are injured some
time off their feet," LSU's Les Miles
said. He said LSU will have some
team meetings and watch film on
Alabama but take much of the week
off from practice.
Nick Saban has a similar plan for
the Tide, which also had an open
date before facing No. 12 Texas
A&M. He said the team might have
one extra day of LSU work, while
also giving the players tutorials on
upcoming SEC opponents Missis-
sippi State and Auburn.
"We've pot some big challenges


and some stiff competition against
some really good teams coming
up here," Saban said. "But this bye
week comes at a really good time
for us. We've got a lot of guys nicked
up who could use some rest. We can
also use the time to try to help some
of our players improve.
"That's going to be our focus this
week."
Alabama has had an assortment
of injuries, particularly on defense.
Safety Vinnie Sunseri is out for the
season while noseguard Brandon
Ivory missed the Tennessee game
for what Saban described only as
"medical reasons."
Running back Jalston Fowler
didn't play in the second half after
sustaining a concussion.
LSU, meanwhile, has had nine
straight weeks of football followed
by open dates before both Alabama
and Texas A&M.
"Sometimhes we wish it could have
come a little earlier," said receiver
Odell Beckham Jr., who had 204 re-
ceiving yards and two touchdowns
against Furman. "You get beat
down in that SEC, SEC game after
SEC game. It's a toll on your body,
but you couldn't ask for a better
time for a bye week." '
The Tigers have had a bye week
before the last three meetings. Ala-
bama also had one in 2010 and 2011
and lost both those regular season
meetings.
But before the rise of Texas A&M
last season and Auburn this year,
this was the game. The I vs. 2 match-


up in 2011 was dubbed the Game of
the Century, with LSU winning in
overtime and Alabama dominating
the rematch in the national cham-
pionship game.
Tide safety Landon Collins was al-
ready eager for the game after beat-
ing Tennessee.
Alabama lured the prized recruit
.from Geismar, La, about 30 min-
utes from Baton Rouge two years
ago.
* Now, he's become the Tide's start-
ing strong safety with the injury to
Sunseri;
"It's fantastic," said Collins, who
returned an interception 89 yards
for a touchdown against the Volun-
teers. "I've been looking forward to
this day.
"I didn't know I was going to play
or what I what going to be able to do
for the team. I just want to be able
to dominate them like we've been
doing in the past four weeks."
The Tide has outscored its last
four SEC opponents by a combined
170-17 with shutouts of Ole Miss
and Arkansas.
Tennessee's second-half field goal
snapped a 104-0 scoring streak that
was Alabama's fifth-longest
Tide receiver Kevin Norwood said
the team is only making it look easy
on Saturday.
"Just all the work we've put in, it's
coming out," Norwood said. "Man,
I'm telling you, we work really hard
for what we're doing. For these guys
to come out and play the way we do,
it's just amazing."


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single day and don't lopk
back. Almost everyone on
the roster is new, and the
coach is new, so there's not
a lot of continuity there.
We're trying to build that. I
hope we have a lot of suc-
cess, but it will be a team
effort. I'm looking forward
to the challenge."
The Tallahassee Eagles
were picked to finish No. 3
in the conference despite
ending the 2012-13 sea-
son at the bottom of the
league standings at 2-8.
But TCC will get back
some key players from
injury such as 6-foot-10
center Richard Peters,
they return All Conference
guard Trevor McDade
(15.1 points per game last
season), and get in group
of potentially high-impact
transfers In Earvin Mor-
ris (Kent State), Cameron
Naylor (North Florida),
and Chipley High School
alum Cameron Dozier
(Palm Beach State).
Long-time. TCC coach
Eddie Barnes said he be-
lieves if his team can stay
healthy, It can get back
to the elite level that has
eluded the Eagles since
they won the conference
and state titles In 2011.
"I think we've been on
the verge the last couple of
years. Up until the last two
years we've made runs ev-
ery year in the postseason,
but injuries really hurt us,"
the coach said. "We should
have a good mixture of
things as far as being able
to play inside and outside.
It's just a matter of trying
to get on the same page.
But I love my team. I think
we have some great per-
sonalities and I think they
like each other. They stay
on each other about not
doing things hard enough.
We've had a pretty suc-
jcessful preseason and this


year it's all about staying
healthy and at Christmas
staying eligible."
Bames said it has been
tough watching his team
miss out on the postsea-
son two seasons in a row
after making consecutive
trips to the state title game
in 2010 and 2011 and fall-
ing just short of a national
title in 2011.
"I- hate losing. If you're
going to be any kind of
competitor, you've got to
hate the losing part of It,"
he said. "But I like this
group because we're a
little bit more athletic and
we're long. We're probably
one of the taller teams in
the conference and we can
score at every position.
"What it comes down to,
and every coach will tell
you this, is getting on the
same page because every
night it's going to be a war,
even in the non-confer-
ence. When you step out of
the league and somebody
knows they're playing a
Panhandle team, they play
it like it's the national title
game. Everyone wants to
challenge the Panhandle.
For us, it's about being
ready to play every day
and playing like you're
getting ready to play for a
national championship."
Pensacola State comes
in with an eye on one of
the top two spots in the
conference after finishing
fourth at 4-8 last season
under fourth-year coach
Pete Pena.
But If the Pirates are
to ascend up the league
standings, they'll have to
do so with just one return-
ing player in 6-foot-5 All
Conference guard Denzel
Richardson, who averaged
7.4 points per game as a
freshman.
The Pirates lost fellow
All Conference performers
Qiydar Davis and Devin
Wilson and will have a vir-
tually brand-new roster
this season.


"We're trying to get ev-
eryone to come together
and get on the same page,
but we've got some good
guys and I truly enjoy this
group," Pena said. "We're
growing every day. We're
not going to be a finished
product early in Novem-
ber, but I like this team.
We've got a group of fresh-
men I feel very good about.
Going into my fourth sea-
son, this is without a doubt
our best group. We have to
grow together a little bit
more, but we've got some
great attitudes and I really
like this club."
There are a lot 9f unan-
swered questions about
the Pirates, but Pena said
he has been encouraged
by what he saw in the pre-
season, especially with
his players' team-first
approach.
"The thing that stood
out is how well they
played together. They're
extremely unselfish,
which is certainly a big
positive," he said. "They
shared the basketball very
much. They shared it and
missed shots,*but we have


shared .it and that is cer-
tainly something that. is
very positive for our team
and our attitude. The guys
have done a great job of
trying to do everything
that we've asked; now it's
just a question of getting
better at it."
Jay Powell is going into
his seventh season as
head coach at Gulf Coast
State, and the Commo-
dores will have to replace
a pair of big-time guards if
they're going to make any
noise in the Panhandle
this season.
The departed Chad
Frazier and Jose Rodri-
guez were 2/3 of a dy-
namic guard trio along
with Devon Baulkman,,
who returns after .averag-
ing 15.5 points per game
as a freshman and may
have to be an even bigger
scorer as a sophomore to
keep the Commodores in
contention.
"He'll have to up his play
somewhat, especially ear-
ly on while the other guys
are figuring things out,"
Powell said of Baulkman.
It's a little different when


you're a sophomore. You're
expected to do things at a
higher level, but he seems
to be up to the challenge
so far with his work ethic
and leadership. I expect
just as much as he gave
us last year and a little
more."
He'll get some help in the
backcourt from return-
ing 6-foot-4 sophomore
Basil Deveaux (3.9 points,
1.6 assists per game) and
6-foot-4 Rutherford alum
John Wade, who drew
raves from Powell on
Monday.
"John Wade has really
Improved his body and,
perimeter jumper since
high school. He's intense
and willing to defend," he
said. "John is going to be a
really good player for us.
Basil is greatly improved
with his ball-handling
and decision-making.
With that and a couple of
freshmen we've brought
in, they should be able to
step into those roles that
Chad and Jose brought
on the perimeter, though
they were both very good
players."


The Commodores will
also have some size on the
interior with the presence
of 7-foot-i sophomore
Andrew Fishier, who av-
eraged 3.1 points and 3.7
rebounds per game as a
freshman.
The numbers aren't over-
whelming, but Powell said
they don't indicate the full
impact that Fishier has
when he's on the court.
"He's long and athletic
for a 7-foot-i man and
he'll probably have bet-
ter statistics at the next
level. JUCO can be tough
on big guys like Andrew,"
the coach said. "We plan
on him being able to alter
some shots and run the
floor real well for us and
defend and rebound. We
hope his offensive game is
improved as much as we
think it is. He has put to-
gether a lot of work to get
better."
The Panhandle Confer-
ence season opens Jan. 4
when Tallahassee goes to
Niceville to face Northwest
Florida State and Chipola
goes on the road to take
on Pensacola State.


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NFY


4th straight loss leaves Dolphins reeling


The Associated Press

DAVIE The Miami
Dolphins had little time
Monday to dwell on their
most dreadful day yet this
year.
After blowing a two-
touchdown lead at New
England to lose their
fourth game in a row, the
Dolphins must regroup
quickly to face first-place
Cincinnati on Thursday.
The quick turnaround
might be for the best, be-
cause the latest defeat was
one to forget.
"Obviously we aren't
at an all-time high right
now,"' quarterback Ryan
Tannehill said. "But we've
got to get back on track.
That's the only option we
have with a short week.
We've got to put this one
behind us, learn from it
and get ready to face a
good team Thursday."
Regrouping won't be
easy after the collapse at
Poxborough. Miami (3-4)
was outscored 24-0 over
the final 24 minutes to
lose 27-17, accelerating a
tailspin that began after
the Dolphins won their
first three games.
Now they've gone more
than five weeks without
a victory, and they'll be
hard-pressed to end the
drought against Cincin-
nati (6-2). The AFC North
leaders extended their
winning streak to four
games Sunday by drub-
bing the Jets 49-9.


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New England&Patilots defensive back Logan Ryan (left) strips the ball from-MiamI Dolphins
quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) In the second half qf Sunday's game in Foxborough, Mass.


Sacks and turnovers were
again the most glaring
problems in the Dolphins'
latest loss, but there's'also
a new, troubling trend.
They had a shot at win-
ning in the fourth quarter
in each, of the past three
games but were outplayed
each time.
"We've been a really
good first-half team, but
we're not a really good sec-
ond-half team right now,"
receiver Mike Wallace
said. "We have to do a bet-
ter job to close out games.*
We just have to step on
their throat. We can't let
up, that's all the whole
team, in all three phases."
Tannehill's play has re-
gressed in recent weeks,
and the second-year quar-


terbhck has been espe-
cially erratic late in games,
with a passer rating of 60.9
in the fourth quarter this
season.
Poor protection remains
part of the problem, de-
spite the acquisition of left
tackle Bryant McKinnie,
who started Sunday after
three days of practice with
the Dolphins. The Patriots
blitzed relentlessly In the
second half, and Tannehill
was sacked six times to
tie his season high. His 32
sacks lead the NFL
At times the Dolphins
seemed ill-prepared to
block blitzers, while re-
ceivers struggled to get
open despite one-on-one
coverage. The result was a
sorry flurry of turnovers.


Tannehill lost a fumbje
on"a sack and threw two
Interceptions, all after
halftime. He's tied for third
in the NFL with 14 'turn-
overs five lost fumbles
and nine interceptions.
'The Dolphins ran for a
season-high 156 yards,
but their run-pass balance
again drew second-guess-
ing. Offensive coordina-
tor Mike Sherman is call-
ing pass plays two-thirds
of the time this season,
which is fourth-highest in
the league.
Compounding Miami's
offensive problems, re-
ceiver Brandon Gibson
was sidelined by a knee
injury that may be seasd'h-
ending. He has threebfthe
nine touchdown catches


Tannehill has thrown to
wideouts In his 23 starts.
Newcomer Wallace,
meanwhile, has oply one
score. 'this year'Acqulred
lasts .offse~asqn'to stretch
'defenses; hg I on pace for
career .lows In' receiving
,yardage and touchdowns.
Rookie kicker Caleb St-
urgis is In a slump, too. He
made his first 10 field-goal
tries but Is bow 11 for 15,
,with. orie Attehapt blocked
Sunday 'and another
bouning oWthe upright.
The d defense hasn't been
good enough to win lately,
either. Miami ranks In the
middle of the NFL pack in
run defense, pass defense
and tak* yays, and has al-
Jbwed20 points or more in
six consecutive games.
But while the Dolphins'
woes .are numerous, Wal-
lace said the solution is
simple.,
"We go to work. Thafs all
you can do," he said. "Sit-
ting here and saying that
isn't going to get it done."
The Dolphins are in dan-
ger of finishing below .500
for the fifth consecutive
season, but even by their
recent low standards, the
current losing streak is a
longonhe. Only one other
time since 2007 have they
lost four games in a row.
"I don't feel like the sea-
son is starting to slip away,
because we have a great
team," safety Jimmy Wil-
son said. "We lost four in a
row, so ',ow we got to win
foitg ina row."


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on injured reserve


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TAMPA Tampa Bay's
struggling offense suffered
another setback Monday:
Receiver Mike Williams
needs surgery to repair a
hamstring injury and will
miss the remainder of the
season.
Williams was placed on
injured reserve when the
Bucs returned to practice
after having the weekend
off. The fourth-year pro
who signed a six-year,
$40.25 million contract in
July, had 22 receptions for
216 yards and two touch-
downs in six games.
"Mike had a hamstring
injury that he tried to play
through, but just wasn't
effective doing it," coach
Greg Schiano said. "He'll
get surgery now, and it'll
be repaired. He'll be fine,
but it'll be a little bit of a
recovery."
Losing Williams is yet
another blow to the win-
less Bucs (0-7), who've
struggled offensively in the
wake of a messy split with
quarterback Josh Freeman
and injuries to running
back Doug Martin and
guard Carl Nicks, who are
both out indefinitely.
Williams injured his right
hamstring against Arizona
on Sept. 29. He was inac-
tive against Philadelphia
on Oct. 13, but played the
past two weeks and had a
combined seven catches
for 52 yards and no TDs.
A year ago, Williams
teamed with Vincent Jack-
son to give Tampa Bay one
of the top receiving tan-
dems in the league. Jack-
son is off to another strong
start with 41 receptions
for 623 yards and four
TDs. However, the sore'
hamstring hindered Wil-
liams' ability to do what
he's done best since enter-
ing thp league as a fourth-
round draft pick In 2016
make leaping catches
over defenders downfield.
While Jackson was put-
ting together hisr fourth
1,000-yard season in 2012,
Williams averaged a ca-
reer-best 15.8 yards per re-
ception on the way to fin-
Ishing with 63 catches for
996 yards and nine 'fI)s.
"After getting all the in-
formation from the doc-
tors, he was allowed to try


(to play)," Schiano said.
"He did for two weeks, but
wasn't really himself. He
couldn't do the things he
needs to do to be effective,
so it's time to get surgery.'
Before sitting out this
month's game against the
Eagles, Williams had not
missed a game in his ca-
reer. He's started 52 of 54
games he's appeared in
and has 215 receptions
for 2,947 yards and 25
touchdowns.
Williams going on IR
leaves rookie quarterback
Mike Glennon with just
one established receiver,
Jackson, who's had 100-
yard games in two of the
third-round draft picks
four starts.
TIlquan Underwood
likely will move into the
starting lineup, and Wil-
liams' absence figures to
create more playing time
for Chris Owusu, Eric
Page and Skye Dawson, a
trio of young, unprove.n
receivers.
"This Is a great opportu-
nity. I'm just going to try to
run with it," Underwood,
a fifth-year pro with 43 ca-
reer catches, said.
"Mike's been banged
up for a better part of the
year, so I don't think it's
going to be that much of
a change," Schiano said.
"Relative to what could
have been, sure. Mike's a
very fine player. But that's
part of life in the NFL. The
next man will get the, op-
portunity; and we'll go
.with that."
Tampa Bay is next to last
in the NFL In total offense,
averaging 297.7 yards per
game. The league's only
other winless team, lack-
sonville,'Is last.
Schiano said he does
plan to tweak some
changes to try to help
Glennon, who's thrown
181 passes more than
any player In league his-
-tory through the first four
games of a career.
"When .you're 0-7 you
look at every single thing,
and I'm sure we're going
to be stronger for It mov-
ing forward," the coach
said.
"I think we've put Mike
is a bad spot. tie's thrown
too many passes. ... We
shouldn't put him In that
spot as coaches," Schiano


added. "We've re-evalu-
ated that and we're going
to try to play a little more
balanced."-




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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Express your desires
and share your findings.
Take on responsibility and
don't hesitate to graciously
accept any rewards you
receive.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
23-Dec. 21) Don't feel
obligated to take care of
everyone else. Change
is overdue on the home
front.
. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -Tackle a challenge
with energy and guile.
Don't let a last-minute,
change throw you off
guard.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
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traveling or dealing with
people In authority will
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behavior.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Keep life simple,
honor your promises and
enjoy socializing with
people who share your
interest.
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19) Know what's ex-
pected of.you and look for
ways to outdo any compe-
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best, but don't overspend
in the process.
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20) A message will have
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match. Stay calm and offer
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of the things you used to
enjoy, and you can recap-
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Dew Aann* I am a single 40-year-old
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rough for my family. My father passed
away, and my mother moved to Florida.
Then she had a mild stroke. I have always
liked Florida,/so I decided to move with
-Mom and help care for her. My two
brothers still live in our old hometown
with their families.
Ever since our move here, my brothers
have given me the cold shoulder. I heard
through the grapevine that they believe I
am controlling Mom's money and
taking advantage of her. That couldn't be
further from the truth. I have put my life
on hold to make my mother's life better.
She forgets to take her medications and
has lost interest in cooking. So I cook
her meals, take her wherever she wants
to go, make her doctors' appointments
and see that she takes the required
meds.


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do not gamble your contract. Just take the
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it did not end In three no-trump. South was I
propelled into five clubs. After West guessed +
well to lead a diamond, what should declarer
have done? 4
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sonable because six clubs could have been a
good contract If South had, say, 4-3-1-5 shape.
But over South's three hearts, North should
have bid three no-trump.
With only one top loser, the trump ace,
it looks safe to take the diamond finesse at
trick one. However, if East wins and shifts to a
heart, suddenly five clubs has no chance.
Instead, South should win the first trick with
dummy's ace and attack trumps. Let's assume
East takes the second round and switches to
a heart. Declarer wins with his ace, unblocks
dummy's two spades, plays a trump to his
hand, discards dummy's remaining hearts on
his ace-Jack of spades, ruffs the heart jack on
the board, and claims, conceding one dia-
mond and one club.


I have told my brothers the truth of
the situation, and so has my mother, but
nothing seems to change their minds.
We have always been a close family, and I
don't want that to change. Is there some-
Sthing [can do to fixthis?
-CONFUSED IN FLORIDA

Dow Confused Your brothers may be
suspicious, but it is also likely there is
some guilt mixed in, causing them to
resent you and your importance to Mom.
The best way to handle this Is to include
them as much as possible. Ask their
opinion on Mom's medical treatments
and any major decisions. Make all finan-
cial dealings completely transparent.
Send them regular updates and copies of.
her checkbook balance, her investments,
her cash outlay everything. Better yet,
ask them to come to Florida to spend a
week with Mom and see how she's doing.


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Ring night arrives for Heat, with Bulls awaiting


The Associated Press

MIAMI LeBron James gets
another ring.'Derrick Rose gets
to play again.
In simplest terms, let that serve
as the teaser for what's going to
happen on Tuesday night when
the Miami Heat raise their'sec-
ond straight championship ban-
ner and third one overall just be-
fore opening the season against
the Chicago Bulls, one of their
biggest rivals.
The Heat will get their rings in
an elaborate pregame ceremony,
one that everyone well, almost
everyone inside the building
will be watching. The Bulls plan
to stay in their locker room for
the festivities, and it's somewhat
logical to think they'll be spend-
ing part of that time verbalizing
some sort of sentiment about
emerging and spoiling the party.
"We don't like them and they
don't like us," James said. "It's not
like it's unheard of. We all know
what it is. They don't like us, so
we don't like them."
True, there's plenty of dislike.
Bulls center Joakim Noah's "Hol-
lywood as hell" description of
the Heat, uttered more than two
years ago after Miami ousted
Chicago in the Eastern Confer-
ence finals, remains one good
example. The physicality of last
year's East semifinal series be-
tween the clubs, which Rose
watched from the bench while
sitting out the season, remains
another.


Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket during a pn
'New Orleans last week.


Now the Bulls get Rose back, 18
months after he tore up his left
knee. Over the last five seasons,
James has four MVP awards,
Rose holding the other from
that span. And with Rose back,
the Bulls and the East fig-
ure to be tougher for Miami this
season.
"I'm looking forward to it, but
I'm going to take it as any other
game," Rose said of his long-
awaited official return, after get-
ting through the preseason exhi-
bition slate. "It's the first game.
It's the next game. And we're just
trying to sharpen things up, play
the same way but just get our
chemistry a little bit better."


Rose was widely criticized for
his decision to not come back
last season, those cries ramping
up only after word emerged that
he was cleared for practice. If le
could practice, many said, why
couldn't he play?
James, who plans to offer Rose
a welcome-back sentiment out
of respect for his game on TIes-
day, said he watched the saga
that followed the Bulls around
last season play out and felt a bit
envious about it all.
"They're a rival, the Bulls, but
the one thing I kind of envy in
the whole Derrick Rose injury
thing was when he came out and
said he had to be selfish," James


They, happen to be the first
game," Thibodeau said. "You've
got to be ready for them regard-
less of if it's the first game or not.
You've gota10he ready for every-
body. ... It'ral important to estah-
ad s eour habits. What goes into
to winning is not any different no
matter who the opponent of.The
fact that they're the defending
champions, we know we're going
to have toplay well to beat themA.
They don't beat themselves.'
Emotions always play a part of'
Ring Night, and this will be no
exception.
Seven years ago, when Heat
veterans Dwyane Wade and
Udonis Hasiem,got their first ti-
terihgs, Miami played thd Bulls
for the opener. Final score: Bulls
I 1iii nS.OCIATEUPiiSS 108, 1leat 66.
season game against the Pelicans In "We learn from our mis-
: takes',"' Haslem said. "And we
said. "He had to protect hi nelL remember."
Alot of people killed him forsnot Lat season, It was the, first
coming back. A lot of people. Heat game for Ray Allen, and
sad 'lie's practicing, why caj't naturally it came against his for-
he play?'Me basically'came out 'me? club, the Boston Celtics. Al-
and said he was selfish. He had 'ten will have a showcase role in
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of envy him." not only does he actually get~a
Rose will likely not have anyre- ring this time, but pan of -the
strictions on his minutes. pregame show features his sea-
And though it is the first of 82 son-saving 3-pointer in Game
games in the regular seaso'f, 6'of the NBA Finals against San
Bulls coach Tom Thlbodeau Antonio.
suggested Monday that the Having this game. be against
opener is not exactly just a mea-' the Bulls Is only fitting, Hjeat for-
suring-stick game for Chicago ward Chris Bosh said.
against the two-time defending "We have a special little
champions., thing with those guys," Bosh
"Everybody's chasing themm, said.


Pacers' Granger to miss 3 weeks with calf injury


The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS Danny
Granger tried to brush aside any
new concerns about his injured
left calf Monday
Pacers fans can only hope he's
right.
Hours after the Pacers an-
nounced Granger would miss
three weeks with a muscle strain,
he walked out of practice with a
smile and insisted this Injury Is
nothing like the one that kept him
out of action most of last season.
"It's not terrible," he said. "I can
run up and down the court but
when I start jumping, it feels like


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Morris echoed those
thoughts in noting the
importance of the soph-
omore class to be more
than just productive play-
ers on the court, but also
leaders off of it.
"It's about sticking
together and fighting
through adversity. We've
been through it, so we
have to keep the fresh-
men doing right," he
said. "It was difficult (last
year). We had no leader-
ship. It's something that's
getting better, but it's still
a process.1 know I have to
be more vocal. Last year I
was just playing. I wasn't
a leader. I wasn't ready for
that role, but I'm trying to
better myself on and off
the court."
While the returning
players had a lot to learn
after their freshmen sea-
sons, their coach was also
a rookie last year and said
he also went into the off-
season knowing that he
had room to grow and
improvements to make in
order to get the Indians to
the next level.
"The main thing I take
away from last year is
just how much better of a
coach I have to be for us
to be successful," Blake
said. "That's been the
tough part. I focused so
much during the summer
and fall on our players'
recruitment because I
believe it's more impor-
tant what they do after
Chipola than what they
do at Chipola. It's my
job to help mold these
gtuys to be successful at
the next level, but I had
a tough time balancing
what they're trying to do
individually and the team
aspect. But now my focus
is strictly on the team.
.| "It was a great learning


a knot in my calf where I hurt it.
They (the doctors) just said to sit
out until I didn't fel I." 0
Granger missed all but five
games with a tendon injury in his
left knee, and therewere bigques-
tions about his health throughout
the Pacers' busy offseason.
Indiana signed three free
agents, hired two new assistant
coaches, brought Larry Bird back
to the front office and traded for
Luls Scola. The Pacer% are hop-
ing the moves pay off after they
pushed Miami to Game 7 in the
Eastern Conference finals.
Those within the organization
have always believed the biggest


experience for me and I
hope it was a great learn-
ing experience for-some
of our freshmen who
played a pivotal part of
that team."
Chipola had an uneven
exhibition season, win-
ning just four out of sev-
en scrimmages.
Blake didn't sugarcoat
the lack of preseason suc-
cess for his team, noting
that there is still much
work to do to reach the
level necessary to com-
pete with the top teams
in the Panhandle.
"We're 4-3. That's our
record in scrimmages and
that's who we are right
now," the coach said. "The
great thing about It is that
doesn't count, so this Fri-
day night (when the team
opens the regular season
against East Georgia) I'm
going to put on the board
'1-0,' or '0-1.' I'm hoping
that will get their motor
running.
"These guys have had
a lot of practices and not
that many games (since
the summer), but now
with the lights coming on,
I hope that gets our mo-
tor ticking a little bit and
gets us more locked in to
what we need to do."
The Indians know what
they have with Morris'
perimeter scoring, Floyd's
dynamic ability to break
down the defense with
his quickness and score


addition would be the return of
Granger. If healthy, the 6-foot-9
former All-Star adds depth and
scoring to an already dangerously
strong roster.
But Mondays announcement,
which came' the day before In-
diana's season opener against
Priando, is only creating more
concerns.
Those outside the team's In-
ner circle see comparisons be-
tween this announcement and
what happened last season when
Granger was told to rest his In-
jured left knee. Granger didn't
play until February and returned
to Wench after only five garnes. In


in bunches, and Bowers'
power and versatility on
the interior, and the new-
comers should all be able
to make significant con-
tributions as well.
The X-factor for the In-
dians could be Cassell,
Jr., with the Connecticut
commitment and son of
the former Florida State
and NBA star of the same
name possessing the
playmaking ability and
court savvy to guide a
Chipola ship full of guys
more wired to score than
to assist.
"We have a lot of guys
who like to have the bas-
ketball in their ,hands
and like to score, so I'm
counting on him being
that leader and distribu-
tor, but he's still talented
scoring the ball," Blake
said. "He's got a game
similar to his dad. It's an
old man's crafty game,
and he, makes big shots.
It's rare to get a kid like
this that's not only talent-
ed but brings a high bas-
ketball IQ and the savvy
that he has. He just has to
get the rust out and figure
out how to use that in a
game setting."
Chipola was picked by
the coaches to win the
Panhandle Conference
in the preseason poll,
receiving four of the five
first-place votes, and
is also No. 2 in the pre-
season state poll, recelv-


April, he finally opted for season-
ending surgery.
When training camp opened
'last month. Granger was cleared
to work though he was given ex-
tra time to rest as he finished his
rehabilitation from surgery.
Now, he's dealing with a
strained muscle in his lower left
leg that forced him to miss the
final week of the preseason and
could push return hack into mid
to late November.
Granger insists there's nothing
to worry about.
"They're holding me back be-
cause they want it to heal." Grang-
er said. referring to the doctors.


ing three of the 14 first-
place votes.
By Blake's own admis-
sion, the Indians haven't
quite looked like a pre-
season favorite in their
exhibitions, though Cas-
sell, Jr. said that the play-
ers' belief in what they
can accomplish has not
been affected.
"Everybody expects to
win a championship," he
said. "We've got a lot of
work to do, but we're im-
proving daily. Talent-wise,


"They said if I had not missed the
whole year, they probably would
have sat me down a week and a
half."
The biggest difference between
the injuries, Granger noted, is
that last year he was dealing with
a joint injury that severely inhib-
ited his play. This time, he's sim-
ply trying let a muscle heal, an.
injury he's played through in the
past.
So why sit him now? The Pac-
ers say it's a "precautionary mea-
sure." He's expected to miss, at
most, seven to eight games in
a season Indiana hopes -to play
close to 100.


we're very good. We can stay focused on our goals


we're very good. We can stay focused on our goals
get there; we've just got to and keep improving."

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