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Farm City Day could become Farm City Week in 2014

Chamber president trying to put together a weeklong
celebration to go along with the breakfast event

BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER ing entities, Massey also
dbuckhalter@jcflpridan.com has a chance to make a
big change in the county's
There are many reasons Farm City observation.
that Jeff Massey likes his He thinks that, instead of
new job as Jackson County just the Friday breakfast,
Chamber of Commerce the county should have a
president/CEO. Chief Farm City Week. He thinks
among them is the fact it shoidd be filled with ac-
that he gets to have hand tivities that celebrate the
in the annual Farm Ciry local people who grow the
Day Breakfast, scheduled food that graces tables all
to be held this Friday, Nov. across the nation and the
15, from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. cotton that goes into mak-
As head. of the Cham- ing blue jeans for everyone
ber, which organizes and from teenage girls to cow-
handles the celebration' boys who work the range.
with the help of support- Massey. said this week

that he has already polled
the Chamber member-
ship and has been talking
to various groups about
that idea. He said he's get-
ting good feedback on the
"It is so important to
recognize the people in
agTiculrure who help drive
this economy; sometimes
people don't know what
a huge impact it has. Not
only do they grow our
food, their success, spWs
over to other businesses.
We need to have festival,
notjust a. breakfast, be-

cause of its importance. We
could have such a great se-
ries of events that it would
bring people in toseewhat
Jackson County has to

offer, and that's another
reason we should be doing
Massey said the seed of,
the planning has only just,

From left (back row): Charity,
B.J., Donna, Bill and Joseph
Conrad. From left (front row):
Heidi. Elijah and Rachael
Conrad. The Conrad family
is the Jackson County Farm
Bureau's Outstanding Farm
Family for 2013. They and
several other local farmers
will be honored at Friday's
Farm City Day Breakfast.

been sown, but that he is
energized about nurturing
it to maturity." Rome wasn't

See FARM, Page 7A



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M arianna city employee Luis Aviles was hoisted in a bucket truck to put up some of the town's
Christmas decorations on Wednesday.

'Santa golf



A springtime event will
be scheduled, instead
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The Nov. 15 "Swinging For Santa"
golf tournament that was to bene-
fit the 2013 Jackson County Christ-
mas Fund has been cancelled, but
a springtime tournament to ben-
efit the fund in 2014 will be held
Christmas Fund Project Coordi-
nator Bonnie Williams said only a
few teams signed up to play and
that golfers advise her that this is a
particularly bad time of year for a
tournament because of the poten-
tial for cold weather, the exrra bur-
dens associated with the holiday
and 6ther reasons.
The inaugural holiday tourna-
ment was held in 2012, and re-
sulted in a roughly $1,200 contri-
bution to the fund. Organizers had
hoped to draw about 20 teams that
year, but only six or seven signed
on. This year, the potential player
count was even lower.
Williams is challenging busi-
nesses to donate enough money to
make up the $1,200 difference that
last year's tournament brought, so
See GOLF, Page 7A

Firefighteralsruns a food 'truck V 1

dbuckha'r ?'lter ic florid) n corn

Alford major George Gay
makes his primary living as a
captain and crew member with
the Marianna Fire Department.
But about seven weeks ago, he
started a' lunchtifhie food truck
business that he runs on his days
off from' firefighting duty. He's
forged' a connection between
those two parts of his life.
The name of his new business
is emblazoned on the side of
the bread truck he converted.
It's called Firefighter Foods, and
some of his sandwich offerings
have firefighter-related names.
It is the only regularly operating
food truck that Gay is aware of in
Jackson County, and he says he
hopes he's tapped into an un-
tapped market.


The truck can tow a pull-be-
hind smoker that Gay uses to
cook some of his offerings over
pecan wood a few hours before
he opens up at 10:30 a.m. each
business day. Other things are
cooked on the propane-fuelled
cook tops in the trailer, which he
also outfitted with his own cus-
tom-made steam tables.
He generally shuts things down
around 1:30 p.m. unless he's at a
daylong festival somewhere.
He parks the, truck at various
key locations in Jackson and
Washington counties and has
a Facebook presence and blog,
both searchable by typing in
firefighterfoods. He also has an
Instagram under the same name
and in these ways lets potential
customers know where his truck
will be at any given time. He also
pays attention to requests from


people who visit those sites,
moving to a location that has ap-
parent high consumer demand.
Gay said his new business is a
family affair His wife, Melinda,
helps him with customer care
when she can, and 12-year-old
daughter Pevion helps out on
weekends and holidays when
she's out of school. He said that's
one reason he set up his mobile
caf. -It gives his daughter some
work experience, helps her earn
some money for the extras she
wants and will need when she
goes to college, and it's helping
her build a work ethic that he
hopes will last a lifetime.
Gay said he's been pleased so far
with how his daughter has taken
to the work. It was her initiative,
for instance, that convinced him
to drive the food truck to the re-
cent Sunland Fall Festival. She's


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Margaret Scheffer collects her lunchtime slaw dog from son-in-law George
Gay. He and wife Melinda -Scheffer's daughter own the Firefighter
Foods food truck which opened for business about seven weeks ago. Gay
says his mother-in-law is a frequent customer and that the slaw dog is one
of her favorite items on the menu.
learning many business and fi- employee trained one day to run
nancial principals, he said. r
Gay said he hopes to have an See FOOD, Page 7A




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Community Calendar.

)Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianria. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10a.m.
)) Jackson County Transportation Disadvan-
taged Coordinating Board meeting 10 a.m.'
jTrans Office. 3988 Old Cottondale Rd., Marianna.
Agenda will include adoption of CTC annual evalua-
-tion and regional performance report.
) Jackson County Branch of the NAACP
monthly meeting 6 p.m. St. James AME Church
in Marianna..
Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oaks Restaurant. U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's
focus is the local community. "Community. Children
& Character. Call 526-3142
) Public Hearing and Fair Housing Workshop
- p F m. Grand Ridge Town Hall, Grand Ridge.
Regular monthly council meeting will follow. Public
invited. Call 592- 4621
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8.9 p.m.. First United Methotlist 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.
St. Anne Thrift Store -9 a.m. -1p.m St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St.. Marianna. Call 482-

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Mariarnra. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on De-. 6. All toy;
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
)).Farm CityDay Breakfast -.73a.m.-9 a.m.M-._
Agriculture Conference Center. 2741 Pennsylvania
Ave., Marianna. "Honoring Jackson County Agticul-.
ture lor 40 'ears. Conmie out and celebrate Jackson
County Agriculture in h6noring our Farm Families. ,
Jacl'son County E (tension is collecting peanut but-
ter to contribute to local food pantries and isasking
every lamil that attend to donate an unopened jar of
peanut butter to help' Take a bite out of Hunger" in
Jackson County,'.
-1 Small Business Seminar: "Restaurant Fun-
damentals" 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Room M-108,
Chipola. College Business and.Technology building,
Marianna. Learn to analyze food costs, develop a
menu, and incorporate cost-saving strategiesand
loss prevention. Cost: $15. Register online atwww.'
northfloridabiz.com, call,718-2441 or email sever-
s'one@chipola.ed.6 .
Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson.,
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand craftets welcome to~create, share,,
learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631.
Chess Club '6 p.m. 8 p.m. First United
Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna.
Sponsored by Marianna Optimist Club for students
for students 8- 18 years of age in Jackson County..
All students.arid their parents are welcome. Players

o1 all sl- ill levels including beginners are welcome. 5:30 p.m. in the AA rooni cit First United Methodist
Call 693-0473. Church. 2901 Caledoria St. in Marianna.

) 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
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8.9
p.m. in theAA room of First United Methodist
Church. 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) Chipola College Black Student Union Fund-
raiser Dance 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cultural Center.
Chipola College. Dance party and costume contest.
First, second and third prizes awarded for the Best
90 s costume. Tickets $7 general admission or $5
with current Chipola ID. For advance tickets call
,718-2319. . ,.

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
pljcatidns will be taken until noon on Dec 6. All'toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 anm.
) Pecan Festival -'Downtown Malone 6 a.m.
Breakfast including pancakes. sausage and coffee
for $5 which proceeds benefit Bascom School
Renovation Committee Parade 10 a.m. with lineup
at 8:30 a-.m. Free to participate. Arts and crafts and
food booths available for rent: $35 with electrical
service $30 without. Children's activities and pony
rides available. Musical entertainment. For booths
call 569-2556 or 569-5701. For parade call 557-
8366 or 569-2986
) Yard and Bake Sale 7 a.m. until Maranna Trac-
tor supply to help restart Cottondale FFA program.
)) Women of the Moose Chapter 1286 Fall
Bazaar 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Moose Lodge (old
Tony's Restaurant) parlt ing lot in Marianna. Bring
your handmade goods and icuirihe cause. $5 if you
bring your table. $10 if Moose furni.hes table. Call
5261026 after 4 p.m.
' Jackson County Community Helpers Club
-101a.m. 4571 Dickson Rd, GreenwOod.
Military Veteran Monument dedication 9
a.m. Cormerford Vault and Monument Service. U.
S. 90, Sneads, A monument will be dedicated to all
military veterans. Public invited.
Fall Food Preservation Workshop 9 a.m.,
to 3 p.m. Jac[ son County E-ltension Service, 2741'
Pennsylvania Ave., Suite #8. Marianna. Learn how
to can nieats amo6hg other things. There will be,
door prizes, food saMples and lunch. No one leaves
empty handed.*Copies of "So Easy to Preserve":
Food PreservationlGuide will be available for.$18.
'Must register by Nov. 13. Seating is limited.
Partners for Pets "Rock and Rawhide" Noon
toi 5 p.m. 4011 maintenance Drive, Marianna. Featur-
ing: live music, special demonstrations by Florida
Highway patrol K9 division, food vendors, games for
kids and.big screen television raffle. $10 parking. No
entry fee. Call 482-4570.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-'

DToys for Tots applications Anc horage
Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap.
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Der. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
) Capt. Luke Loft's Calhoun Guard, Camp 2212
Sons of confederate Veterans meeting 6 p.m.
Altha Community Center. Anyone interested in
Southern and Confederate Heritage welcome.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church.2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna .Attendance
limited to persons with .a desire to stop drinking.' .
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in'
the board room of Canipbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive Gra.,eville.

M, MONDAY.'NOV. 18 ,
Chipola Chapter. NSDAR celebrate 55th an-
niversary 11 a.m at The Oalrs Restaurant in Man-
anna. Founding members will be honored and those
with a connection o them will be recognized. Special
guest State Vice Regent Virginia Potfenberger will
be the keynote speaker. Everyone interested in DAR
is invited. Reservations are not required. Dutch
treat. Gall 638-1947 or cdiordangibellsouth.net
) Employability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center Career Exploration with
O'Jet. Free and open to public. Facilitated by a
certified motivational career coach. To register visit
) Jackson County tobacco Free Partnership
Meeting 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Health
in Jackson County Multi-purpose Room. Public
)) Jackson County Development Council, Inc
monthly Board of Directors meeting 5 p.m. in
the upstairs conference roon located in the Near-
ing C'ur t Office Building at 2840 Jefferson St. in
Marianna. The~public is invited to attend.,,
) Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
53.0-7-.30 p m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna; Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-76381.
. Alford Community Organization Meeting 6'
p.m. in the Alford Community Center. New members
from Alford, surroupding communities invited-to
join. Call 579-4482,638-4900 or 579-5173.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
Concerned American Patriots of Jackson
County, FL final meeting 6 p.m. Agricultural
Center, U. S. 90 West (nest to the National Guard
Armory). Guest speakers: Neil Rice. Subject: "Re-
gionalism; The County Comprehensive Plan
and Your Property Rights." Free. Everyone

The submission deadline for thiis calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 44b3 Constitution Laneijn Marianna.

Police Rounidup

Marianna Police Department
The Nlarianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Nov. 12, the
latest available report: One hit and run
vehicle, one accident, one abandoned
vehicle, one reckless driver, one suspicious
vehicle, two suspicious persons, one report
of mental illness, one prowler, two burglat
alarms, three traffic stops, one criminal
mischief complaint, one civil dispute, two
follow-up investigations, one juvenile com-
plaint, one noise disturbance, two animal
complaints, two property checks, one assist
of another agency, one patrol request, one
Lhreat/harassment complaint, and one
home security check.

Jackson County Sheriff's Offices
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Nov. 12, the latest available
report: One drunk driver, one accident,

one hospice death, one missing juvenile,
one stolen vehicle, one abandoned vehicle,
----- onepsuspicious, incident,
one report of mental'illness
f-* '~'-with violence, two physical
Al: jj disturbances, four verbal
IC!!!M!E disturbances, one prowler,'
one residential fire, 13
medical calls, four burglar
alarms, one fire alarm, seven traffic stops,
four larceny complaints, two assaults, one
animal complaint, 20 property checks,
one assist.of a motorist or pedestrian, one
retail theft, three assists of other agencies,
two welfare checks, one threat/harassment
complaint, and two, 911 hang-ups.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting

))Gregory Bamett, 23,4052 Old Cotton,
dale Road, Marianna, violation of county
) Willie Hearns, 46, 5844 Fort Road,
Greenwood, failure to appear-two counts,
aggravated assault, battery (domestic
) Michael Bell, 31, 2780 Panhandle Road,
Marianna, awaiting transport to DOC.
Deuntavious Brown, 21,3310 6th Ave.
North, St. Petersburg, sentenced to 364
) Jan Capps, 41,11385 NWWoody Road,
Altha, fugitive from justice (Seminole Co.,
Jordan Vaughn, 22,3737 Highway 77,
Graceville, hold for.Washington Co.
Louie Slater, 60,4919 Cliff Road,
Graceville, battery (domestic).'
Jail Population: 218
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

Charlie Alexander, Glenn Alexander (retired Grand Ridge FFA Gerri and her steer, Ricky.
advisor) and Dana Alexander.

Cade and his steer, Bubba -

Grand Ridge FFA shows its a.mmals mKissiinmee

Special to the Floridan

Recently Silver Spurs
Arena held its annual
Kow Town Kilassic in Kis-
simmee. Several Jackson
County youth made their
way down there to -show
their bovine.
It is definitely a fam-
ily affair for the Alexander
family. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Alexander (grandparents),
Mr and Mrs. Dana Alex-
ander (parents) traveled
with Dustin and Charlie
to show their steers and
heifer. Cade Hewett, 'his
Mother, Angela Edenfield
and Grandmother, Edna
Hewett, also made the trip
Jerry and Terri Har-
din not only raise these
cattle for their own kids,
but other youth to show
as well; and not only. that,
but they take the time and
resources to. haul them
all the way down to Kis-
simmee for themito have

Dustin and the Hardin's heifer, Maybell.

yet another opportunity to
show outside of our area
and do some site seeing as
well. -
Their two daughters,

Gerri and Faith, showed
their heifer and steer,;
and their son, Blake,
helped the kids and their
animals get' show ring

ready. On behalf of Grand
Ridge FFA, the Alexanders
and Hewetts, thank you
Hardin family, for all you

Faith and her heifer, Heather.

Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre

tickets on sale at Chipola

Special to the Floridan

The public is invited
to enjoy a unique be-
hind-the-scenes look at
Chipola Theatre at a Sneak
Peek Dinner Theatre of
"The 1940's Radio Hour,"
Tuesday Dec. 3,'in the
Chipola Center for 7 the
Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
with i a pre-performance
chat with Director Charles
Sirmon. Following the
'steak dinner, guests will
move to the theatre for a
sneak peek at the dress
Tickets are $25 per per-
son which includes din-
ner and theatre admission.
Tables of eight are avail-
able for $200. Reservation
deadline is Nov. 26. No
additional seating will be
available the night of the
event. The show may not
be suitable for children
under 10 years of age.

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Pictured (from left) are: Kate Burke, Lindsey Wheatley, Patria
Clark and Odra Chapman.

The event is sponsored
by the Chipola Chapter of
the Association of Florida
Colleges (AFC), the pro-
fessional association for
Florida's 28 state colleges,
their boards, 'employees,
retirees and associates.
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Box Office, 9a.m. to 4 p.m.,
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For ticket information,
call Evelyn Ward at 718-
2257 or LUllie Hamil, at

Local Briefs

Bridge Club
announces winners
The Marianna Dupli-
cate Bridge Club an-
nounced the winners of
the Nov. 11 game. They
are as follows:
First place- Kurt
Opfermannh- Douglas
) Second place -Armin
Kunkler -, Lois Stanwait
) Third place.-mKitty
Myers -Betty Joyce
SFourth place -Bill lies
-John Selfe
Fifth place Linda
Hodges-. Bobbie Fenster

The Marianna Bridge
Club is sanctioned by the
American Contract Bridge
League. The game is
held every Monday at
1 p.m. at St. Luke's Episco-
pal Church in Marianna
at 4362 Lafayette Street.
Anyone is welcome to
come and play or ob-
serve. For more informa-
tion and partners
call Libby Hutto'at

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Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement plans
Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement, located at
17869 NW Pioneer Settle-
ment Rd., Blountstown,
is having a pancake and
sausage breakfast on
Saturday, Nov. 23.
The serving starts-at
7 a.im CST. There will
be delicious local-made
sausage, fight syrup and
fluffy pancakes for all to
enjoy. There will also be
coffee, milk andorange
juice to drink.
Come and enjoy this,
delightful breakfast at the
settlement's log build-
ing clubhouse. The cost
of the breakfast is $5 per
adult (12 an'd older), $3
for children 5 to 11, chil-
dren under 5 are free.
And when you've filled
up on this delicious
breakfast, you .can then
mosey on over to the
Frink Gym and enjoy
the Antique Tool Show
and Sale (the tool-show
will have a $5 per person

admission) thatwill give,
everyone a chance to see
the tools .that were used
during the 18th to 20th
centuries. Call 674-2777,
or email at ppsmuseum@
yahoo.com for more
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Emilee Foran placed second in her class with her cow, Pickles.

Cottondale FFA

members participate in

Panhandle Youth Expo
Special to the Floridan their accomplishments.
Colby Hargrove showed
Several members of the two rabbits, Oreo' and
Cottondale FFA paricipat- Gray Oreo was chosen first
ed in the Panhandle Youth* in his class and was the
Expo by showing their ani- reserve Grand Champion.
mals. These students are Gray placed second in his

responsible for the care
and management of their
animals throughout the
year as part of their Super-
vised Agricultural Experi -
ence Projects. The '*** Cot-
tondale FFA is proud of the
following members and

EmileeForan placed sec-
* ond in her class with her
cow, Pickles. Haley Scur-
lock was in the top four in
showmanship with her pig,
Nlissy She also placed fifth
in her swine class.

Colby Hargrove showed two rabbits, Oreo and Gray.'Oreo was
chosen first in his class and was the reserve Grand Champion.
Gray placed second in his class.

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BCF. Sophomore Evan Smith makes the first solo flight by a
'student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Missions with a
Concentration in Aviation degree.

BCF student takes so1o flight

SF'- i l.. the Fr.:riljr,

Wednesday, No%-. 6.
marked an important mile-
stone in the expanding
Missions Aviation program
at The Baptist College of
Florida in Grace'ill&. That
was the date on which BCF
sophomore E%'an Smith
made the. first solo flight
by a student enrolled in
the new program. Smith is
a student' from Wildwood
enrolled in the exciting
Bachelor of Arts, in mis-
sions with a concentration
in aviation degree program
atmthe college. .
"We' have made 'a long
journey in getting to this
point," stated BCF Presi-
dent Thomas A. Kinchen.
"Many people have
worked, prayed and given.
financial support so that
we could get here. We cer-
tainly want to celebrate
this achievement with
Evan and then move for-
ward as we prepare many
other students to complete
their training and ulti-
mately reach the, mission

BCF Sophomore completes
safety checks before solo
field. Our Lord has given
us a unique opportunity
to train a new generation
of missionarVaviators. The
airplane is a wonderful tool
to be utilized in helping us
in our trademark mission
of 'Changing the World
through the Unchanging
For more information
about all of the degrees of-
fered through The Baptist
College of Florida, please
call at 800-328-2660 ext.
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3,571 Floridians select health plan through ACA

The Associated Press

MIAMI Slightly more
.-than 3,500 Floridians have
selected health insurance
plans through the state ex-
change run by the federal
government as part of the
Affordable Care Act, ac-
cording to figures released.
Officials with the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services did not
clarify whether the 3,571
people cited had actually
purchased an insurance
policy or merely selected
Although the first
month's enrollment fig-
ures, were low, Florida
boasted the highest en-
rollment figures among
the three-dozen states
where the federal govern-
ment is running the new
exchanges through the
troubled heahhcare.gov
website. Florida's enroll-
ment figures compare to
.2,991 in Texas and roughly
2,200 in Pennsylvania..
Nationally, fqwer than
27.000 enrolled through
the federal website, while
another 79,000 signed
up through state-run
As technical glitches
with 'the website spiraled
out of control, federal
health officials repeat-
edly declined to say how
many had successfully
completed applications.
The website crashed early
on the Oct. 1 launch date
and users have struggled
to create accounts and
browse health plans. Fed-
eral health officials said
Wednesday that 67,366
Floridians had completed
applications. After com-
pleting applications, buy-
ers are presented with
different health plans they
can choose.
"We are clearly here on
the 13th of November not
where we want to be," said
Secretary Kathleen Sebel-

Veterans hospital
renamed after
Rep. Young
St. Petersburg veterans
hospital has been re-
named after the late U.S.
Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young.
President dbama signed
the legislation Wednesday
to rename the Bay Pines
Veterans Administration
Medical Center.
Young was a longtime
Republican who repre-
sented the Tampa Bay
area for 43 years in Con-
gress. He died last month
at 82 years old. The House
and Senate fast-tracked
the legislation to rename
the hospital after him.
Young was laid to rest
in the Bay Pines National
Cemetery, which is next
to the medical center that
will now bear his name.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius an-
swers' a question as she holds a news conference after visit-
ing the Wesley Health Center. one of two facilities that helps
people sign up for the Affordable Care Act health plans on
Thursday. Oct. 24, amid calls for her resignation after the
rollout of insurance exchanges under the new federal health
care law.

ius" who called the website
problems "enormously
Duriing a media phone
call, she predicted en-
rollment figures would
rise as many will make
several visits to the web-
site to shop around before
actually making a
"I don't find it discour-
aging at this point that
people have gone through
the process and not pur-
chased a plan," she said.
For the past month,
counselors hired to help
applicants with the pro-
cess have reminded them
that they have until Dec.
15 to sign up for cover-
age that begins in Janu-
ary. Other counselors, also
known as navigators, have
relied on paper applica-
tions and many took down
applicants' contact infor-

male panther was struck
and killed by a vehicle
Tuesday night around
10:00 p.m., just east of
Interstate 75 outside of
Fort Myers.
The carcass was col-
lected by FWC and will be
taken to a Gainesville lab
for necropsy.
This is the 17th panther
mortality and the 14th
road mortality for 2013.
The Florida panther
once ranged across the
southeastern United
States, but it is now
found primarily in
southern Florida. The
Wildlife Conservation
Comrrrission estimates
that between 100 and 150
adult panthers remain
in the wild, south of the
Caloosahatchee River
and Lake Okeechobee.

Woman killed when

mation, intending to call
them back when the web-
site is working smoothly.
Experts have been work-
ing. around the clock to
fix the troubled wvebsite,
and Sebelius and Obama
have said the majority of
applicants should be able
to enroll through the
website by the end of the
"We've been fairly un-
successful from the begin-
ning due to the problem .
and we've had limited suc-
cess on the paper applica-
tions," said Kevin Cate, a
spokesman for the Epilep-
sy Foundation of Florida.
"The website is the biggest
hindrance to people ap-
plying and enrolling, and
as it gets better we expect
the numbers to be signifi-
cantly higher."
Florida has one of the
highest rates of uninsured

40-year-old Michael
L1 Braton, were in bed -
early Wednesday morning
when an enormous oak
-tree crashed through their
roof and crushed them.
Ewing died, but rescuers
managed to get Braton to
a Gainesville hospital for
emergency surgery.
The couple's three chil-
dren were in the home,
but they were not injured.

residents in the country
with roughly 3.5 million
lacking coverage.
"We will do whatever it
takes to get these people
enrolled. We all live with
disappointments, and
when this thing gets fixed
we'll be able to go at it a
Itdle bit faster,' said Andy
Behrman, president and
CEO of Florida Associa-
tion of Communiry Health
Gov. Rick Scott and the
Republican-led 'Legis-
lature have been vocal
opponents of the Afford-
able Care Act. Before the
Oct. 1 enrollment launch,
Scont and Attorney Gen-'
eral Pam Bondi repeat-
edly expressed concerns
.that applicants' private
information may not be
adequately protected
in the federal data hub.
State health officials also
banned navigators from.
doing outreach at county
health departments.
But-Florida lRepublicans
have been largely quiet
in the past month as the
problems with so-called
"Obarmacare" seemed to
generate enough nega-
tve publicity without help
from the GOP Questions
about its security mount-
ed and at. least 300,000
Floridians. received no-
tices that their policies
were being cancelled, un-
dercutting the president's
vow that those who liked
their coverage could keep
"Obamacare is having a
big problem in our state,"
Scott said during an ap-
pearance on Fox News
.on'Wednesday. Scott en-
tered politics runnmmgads
against the Affordable
Care Act.','
, "Clearly the, president's
promise that if you liked
your insurance you could
keep it is not working in
Florida. It's heading in the
absolute wrong direction,"
the governor said.

Officials believe strong
winds caused-the tree
- estimated to stand at
least 50 feet and roughly
4 feet around -1to fall on
the single-wide mobile
A neighbor told Die
Gainesville Sun that the
family had only moved in
a few weeks ago.

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Harold Finley gets fingerprinted after sentencing, Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Orlando, Fla. Harold
Finley pleaded guilty to felony hazing Wednesday in relation to Robert Champion's November
2011 death. In exchange, prosecutors dropped manslaughter and misdemeanor hazing charges
against him.

2 more plead in FAMU

hazing; 1 could go to prison

The Associated Press

ORLANDO A former
band member charged
in the hazing death of a
Florida A&M drum ma-
jor pleaded no contest to
manslaughter Wednesday
and could become' the
first person to go to prison .
for his involvement. in the
Prosecutor Jeff Ashton,,
described Jessie Baskin,A
22, as being "most-con-
sistently identified as the
most enthusiastic" band
member participating in
the hazing ritual that led to
Robert Champion' death.
Baskin was beating Cham-
pion with his hands and
feet, Ashton said.
A deal with prosecu-
tors' calls for- Baskin to
spend nine years in prison,
though his. attorneys can'
argue for a.lighter punish-
ment when a judge sen-
tences him in February.
Champion collapsed and
died in November 2011
after prosecutors said he
walked down the aisle of
a bus as other band mem-
bers beat him with fists
and instruments. The bus
was parked outside" an
Orlando hotel following a
football game.
.,Also Wednesday, Harold
Finley, 21, pleaded guilty to
felony hazing. In exchange
for his'plea. prosecutors
dropped manslaughter

and misdemeanor haz-
ing charges' and he was
sentenced to one-year of
house arrest, four years of
probation, 100 hours, of
community service! and
he must complete an-anti-
hazing course.
Judge Marc Lubet said
the sentence would also
be contingent on Finley
graduating from a college
he is enrolled in alid con-
tinuing' to cooperate with
"I want you to graduate
from college and go and
make something of your-
self," Lubet told Finley.
Ashton told the judge
Finley participated in the
hazing of another band
member the night Cham-
pion died, but he was only
present for Champion's
hazing and did not hit
also had [heir cases set for
trial, but they will continue
,to discuss possible plea
Champion's mother,
Pam Champion, listened
to Finley's sentencing by
phone. As she had done
during previous sentenc-
ing hearings, she talked
about what her family has
been through.
: "There is a time when
.you must really answer for
what you have done," she
said, speaking to Finlby.
"When that time, comes,

there will be no lawyers ...
It will just be you."
Fifteen: former .band
members were charged
with manslaughter and
hazing in Champion's
Eight now have accepted
deals, with seven already
sentenced to combina-
tions of probation and
community service.
Another defendant, Ca-
leb Jackson, pleaded no
contest to manslaughter
in April, but, has yet to be
iChampion's death led
to the, departure of the
band's ,;longtime director,
the abrupt resignation of
the FAI\U president lames
Ammons and the suspen-
sion last year of the famed
marching band. The school
has since made sweeping
changes to end a culture of
hazing. The famed March-
ing 100 band returned to
the field Sept. 1.,
For Baskin's sentencing,
Asion said he will keep an
open mind.
"I want to listen to what
they 're presenting. But our
position was he should
do the nine years, which
is the minimum guide-
line sentence," he said. "I
don't know what statutory
mitigating circumstances
they're going to argue for
downward departure.
None immediately jump
to nind."

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Hijacker pleads not guilty in Fla. court

The Associated Press
MIAMI A man who
admits hijacking an air-
liner from the U.S. to
Cuba almost two decades
ago -pleaded not guilty
Wednesday to federal air
piracy charges.
William Potts has said
in interviews he decided
to return from Cuba last
week to face U.S. justice
but nevertheless entered
the not guilty plea at a
brief hearing. He is seeking
credit for the 13 years he
spent in Cuban prison for
the hijacking.
A bail hearing was post-
poned until next week af-

In this Oct. 25, photo, U.S. citizen Williamn Potts explains his
arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana,
ter a 1984 arrest warrant Potts' court-appointed
surfaced charging Potts attorney, Paul Korchin,
in a New Jersey armed said he had just learned
robbery. about the outstandingwar-

rant and needed time to
investigate. It could affect
whether Potts is granted
bail as well as any poten-
tial prison sentence if he is
"We may have to do some
background checking on
this," Korchin said.
Federal prosecutors op-
pose releasing Potts on
bail, saying he is a flight
risk and a danger to the
No details aboutthe New
Jersey robbery were im-
mediately available, other
than that the arrest war-
rant remains active. It was
issued in Bergen County,
N.J., on Aug. 10, 1984,

several months after the
March 1984 hijacking.
Potts, 56, could get be-
tween 20 years and life in
prison if convicted of the
air piracy charges. ,
The FBI said Potts
claimed to have explo-
sives aboard the New
York-to-Miami flight in
1984, demanding its di-
version to Havana. Potts
described himself then as
a black militant who also
used the names "Lt.
Spartacus" and "William
Freeman," and the FBI
said he threatened to blow
up the plane and kill pas-
sengers if it landed, in

Although he hoped to
be welcomed to Cuba and
given guerrilla training,
the Cubans instead ar-
rested him and tried him
for the hijacking. Potts'
commandeering of the
airliner came several years
after a wave of similar hi-
jackings had largely died
According to the FBI,
Potts paid $119 for the
ticket he used to hijack
the Piedmont Airlines
flight. An aunt in Pater-
son, N.J., said she had
given him $120 the day
before to pay her electric
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James & Sikes by her husband of 62 years,
Funeral Home J. Harold, Douglas, a World
Maddox Chapel War II veteran. A unique
4278 Lafayette Street celebration of their 50th
Marianna, Florida 32446 wedding anniversary in-
850.482.2332 eluded a reception and a
renewing of their vows on
the same date, same day,
Flossie. same time and with the
D eleon- same attendants as of 50
years previously.
Collins Corinne is survived by
one daughter, Linda Doug-
las Basford and husband,
Flossie (Flo) Deleon- Col- Dan of Marianna; one son,
lins, 91 of Marianna, Flori- Maynard Harold Douglas
da died Friday, November and wife, Lisa of Marianna;
1, 2013 at her home in Tal- five grandchildren: Doug
lahassee, Florida. Gwaltney (Kellie) of Atlan-
She was a member of the ta, Karen Gwaltney of Pasa-
Eastside Baptist Church in dena, CA, and Bethany
Marianna; a Duplicate Gwaltney Lowe (Russell) of
Bridge Life Master; Her and Tallahassee; Kristin Doug-
her late husband Miguel las Evans (Chad) of Pana-
(Mike) DeLeon won nu- ma City, Tanya Douglas
merous bowling and Ball- McCormick (Dan) of West
room dancing awards and Palm Beach; Jennifer
she was a substitute teach- Barineau, of Tallahassee
er at Chipola College. and Martin Basford (Tiffa-.
Mrs. Collins was preced- ny) of Grand Ridge. Seven
ed in death by her hus- great-grandchildren: Knox
bands, Miquel A. DeLeon Gwaltney, identical twins:
and John Collins. Ava and AlIana Gwaltney,
Survivors include her Aaron Lowe: Bud, Sam and
two daughters, Angela jeb Basford: one sister,
Myers (Eric) of Tallahassee, Shirley Jackson Falkner, of
Louise Chalker '(Neal Wavnesville, North daroli-
Pashchow) of. Deliray na, sister-in-law Lona
Beach, FL; one son, John Douglas McCormick and
DeLeon of Marianna; two husband Gwenn of Penney
sisters. Zacqueline Farm; sister-in-law Bertv
Wimberly of Almha, FL, Bet- Smith Douglas of Williston
ty Smith of Billings, MIT; and several nieces and a
seven grandchildren, and nephew.
seven great grandchildren. The community ot
Funeral Services will be Williston and Ocala was
at2pm (cst), Saturday, No-, her home for many years.
vember 16, 2013 at. the She will be laid to rest at
Eastside Baptist Church Pleasant Hill Cemetery in
with the Reverend John Niarion County. On Friday,
Rollyson officiating. Inter- November 15, 2013 at 2:00
ment will follow in Cypress p.m. EST, a graveside, seiv-
Cemetery with James & ice will be held at this cem-
Sikes Funeral Home Mad- etery in the family ceme-
dox Chapel directing. tery plot with the Rev.
Friends Saturday, Novem-IGwein ,McComick,
ber 16, 2013 from 1 pm brother-in-law officiate'
(cst) until funeral time at with James & Sikes Funeral
Eastside Baptist Church. Home Maddox Chapel of
Expressions of sympathy" Marianna, FL. Directing.
maybe made online at The family will receive
www.jamesandsikesfurieral friends from 5-7. p.m.
homes.com Thursdaiy, November 14,
2013 at James, & Sikes Mad-
dox Chapel.
];he family would like to
James & Sikes give a special, thanks to
Funeral Home Mrs. Douglas' Sunday
Maddox Chapel School class, Marie
4278 Lafayette Street Hilburn, caregiver, Dr.. Ri-
Marianna, Florida 32446 chard Christopher. and the
850.482.2332 staff at Signature
Healthcare at The Court-
/"> *yard.
The family asks that in
Herwiitt lieu of flowers condribu-
tions of memorials may be
Douglas given' to Florida Baptist
Children', Homes, 8415
Buck Lake Road, Tallahas-
Corinne Hewitt Douglas, see, FL 32317, or to the
age 86, of Marianna passed church nursery or library of:
away on Wednesday mom- Firs Baptist Church ofMa-
ing, November 13, 2013 at anna, Florida.
Signature Healthcare at Expressions of sympathy
The Courtyard in NMarian- may be made online at
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Hewin in Union County,
Corinne was an, active
member of the First Baptist
Church of Marianna,
WMU, PBC Joy Club, and
was FBC Flower Chairman.
She was a devoted mother,
grandmother and home-
maker for her family.
She is preceded in death

the truck on days that-he's
on duty at the MFD, but
for now is building with his
family's help alone.
His menu will expand,
but for now features items
like slaw dogs, pulled pork
barbecue sandwiches,
chili dogs and one special
itemt inspired by his father,
who died in 2011. "John's
Scrambled Dog" was one
of his dad's favorite treats.
It involves two beef hot
dogs cut into cubes, two
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sweet relish, and cheese.
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plest items.
Gay' said he had. talked
many times with his father
about someday opening a
restaurant, but kept put-
ting the idea on the back
burner and then morphed
it into the food truck ven-
ture. He said he honors his
father's support and love by
putting his favorite snack
on the menu and naming
it after him.
Gay learned many of his
cooking techniques from
his father, and honed some
of his own as he cooked for
charity events and in vari-
ous barbecue contests.
And he's learned enough
about his customer base
through the years to know
this; Southern-style sweet
teadis a staple on his menu
of beverages.

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Doctors are getting serious about obesity

The Associated Press

ATLANTA Next time
you go for a checkup, don't
be surprised if your doctor
gets on your case about
your weight.
The medical profession
has issued new guidelines
for fighting the nation's
obesity epidemic, and
they urge physicians to
be a lot more aggressive
about helping. patients
drop those extra pounds.
Doctors should calcu-
late your body mass index,
a weight-to-height ratio.
And if you need to lose
weight, they should come
up with a plan and send
you for counseling.
* "We recognize that tell-
ing patients to lose weight
is not enough," said Dr.
Donna Ryan,. co-chair of
the guidelines committee.
-The good news? By next
year, most insurance com-
panies are expected to
cover counseling and oth-
er obesity treatments, fol-
lowing in the steps of the
Medicare program, which
began paying for one-on-
one help last year.
More than a third of U.S.
adults are obese, and that's
been the case since the
middle of the last decade.
Officials define someone
with a BNII of 30 or higher
as obese. A 5-foot-9 per-
son would be obese at 203
- Doctors are well aware
that excess weight can
trigger diabetes and lead
to heart disease and oth-
er health problems. Yet
surveys have shown that
only about a third of obese
patients recall their doc-
tor talldng to them about
their BMI or counseling
them about weight loss.
The guidelines were
released this week-by a
group of medical organi-
zations that include the
American Heart Associa-
tion, the American Col-
lege of Cardiology and the
Obesiry Society.
They come amid a
spate of important, de-
velopments in the fight

In this Nov. 12. photo, Diane LeBlanc, 50, poses for a photograph at her office in Baton Rouge,
La. LeBlanc lost 40 pounds since joining "Heads Up", a supervised weight loss assistance
program, provided by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the Louisiana Office
of Group Benefits.

against obesity.
Last year, the Food and
Drug Administration ap-
proved two more obe-
sity-fighting drugs. And
this year, the AMA labeled
obesiry a disease, a mea-
sure intended to get doc-
tors to pay more attention
to the problem and prod
more insurers to pay for
Yet many people have
been on their own when
it comes to slimming
down, left to sift through
the myriad diets and ex-
ercise schemes that are,
promoted for weight
'loss. And most doctors
hae little training in how
to help their obese pa-
tients, other than telling
them it's a problem and
they need to do something
about it.
"I feel for these guys,"
said Dr. Tim Church,. a
researcher at Louisiana
State University's Pen-.
nington Biomedical Re-
search Cehter. "They have
patients who come in and
ask them about the lai-
est fad diet. They're not
trained' in this stuff and
they're not comfort-
;able" recommending
particular diets or weight-

loss plans.
The guidelines A
doctors to:
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idvise Baton Rouge, La., woman
sat down with her long-'
year, time family doctor to
BMI, talk about- her weight
ts and and get a referral for
over- some kind of help. She
had tried dieting without
eight- success for more than
dludes .a decade, had high
berate blood pressure anIdA was
about to hit a dress sie of
nend- 20.
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3NII of tor smiled and told her:
a BNII "There's a lot of programs
e two out there. But really, you
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abetes "It just devastated me,"
ire. LeBlanc recalled. "He was
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1. that includes counseling
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4 Marines killed in accident at Calif* base

The Associated Press

rines were killed Wednes-
day during an operation
to clear a range of unex-
ploded ordnance at Camp
Pbndleton in San Diego
County, a Marine official
The deaths occurred
during a periodic sweep
of explosive material to
make ranges safe for Fu-
ture exercises, said a Ma-
rine official who spoke on
condition of anonymity
because he was not autho-
rized to speak publicly.
The identities of
the dead were withheld
pending notification of
relatives. Base officials re-
leased no details on the
11 a.m. accident*. Authori-
ties were investigating the

From Page 1A
built in a day," Massey
said. "There's, a lot to
do between now and
when we can launch
something like that,
but I really believe this
is something that we
should press on and do."

From Page IA'
that all local children
in need can be assured
of a merry Christmas
To assist in this way,
call the Christmas Fund
help line at 718-7768 to


I HE A L'1 I i' f ., R
Vehicles file through the main gate of Camp. Pendleton
Marine Base on Wednesday. Nov. 13. at Camp Pendleton.
Calif. Four Marines were reported killed today in an accident
while clearing an unexploded ordnance.

"We offer our heart-
felt., prayers and con-
dolences to the fami-
lies of the Marines lost
today in this tragic acci-
dent," said Brig. Gen. John

In the meantime,
Massey is doing what he
can to help get things
ready for the big Fri-
day breakfast. He's
encouraging all who at-
tend to bring at least
one jar of peanut
butter to help Jackson
County make an im-
pressive showing in the
national Peanut Butter

arrange for the donation
passing, or send and make
out checks directly to the
Jackson County Christmas
Fund, addressed to PO.
Box 99, Marianna-32447.
Williams said that the
number can also be called
by those who missed the
deadline for sending in ap-
plications for help; those

W Bullard, command-
ing general ofi Marine
Corps Installations West
at Marine Corps Base
Camp Pendieton. "Our
first priority is to provide

Challenge which seeks to
fill food pantries to help
needy families. He said
the overall goal is to collect
more than 300 jars that
morning; the local Peanut
Producers, Association
chapter has promised to
match the contributions
jar for jar to a certain
He's planning for a

could potentially be ad-
dressed if there's any mon-
ey left over after the needs
are met for the roughly
350 timely applications,
she said. Those applica-
tions represent about 825
Williams said that the
fundraising goal for the
Christmas project is

the families with the sup-
port they need during this
difficult time."
The deaths come about
eight months after a mor-
tar explosion killed seven
Marines during a live-
fire training exercise in
A. military investiga-
tion determined human
error .was to blame for
that accident. According
to the probe's findings, a
Marine operating a 60 mm'
mortar tube and ammuni-
tion did not follow correct
procedures, resulting in
the detonation of a high
explosive round at, the
mortar position.
; The investigation also
determined the mortar
team involved in the ac-
cident had not conducted
"appropriate preparatory
training." -

.crowd of about 300, and
said there will be two
serving lines so that peo-
ple won't have to wait
long to load their plates
with bacon, eggs, grits
and other breakfast sta-
ples that will be avail-
able that morning. The
breakfast is a sponsored
event and is free to the

$15,000 this year and that
the total collected so far
brings the Fund about a
third of the way.
In an upcoming effort to
move closer to the ultimate
goal, on Dec. 4, Sonny's
restaurant on State Road
71 South.in Marianna will
be putting on its annual
Tips for Toys eyent all day.


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Next generation of biofuels is still years away

In this 2007 photo, a dump wagon adds freshly gathered corn
cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D. The first trickle of
fuels made from agricultural waste, including corn cobs, is
finally winding its way into the nation's energy supply, after
years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-genera-
tion fuel source cleaner than oil.

The Associated Press

NEW YORK The first
trickle of fuels made from
agricultural waste is finally
winding its way into the
nation's energy supply, af-
ter years of broken prom-
ises and hype promoting
a next-generation fuel
source cleaner than oil.
But as refineries chum
out this so-called cellulos-
ic fuel, it has become clear,
even to the industry's al-
lies, that the benefits
remain, as ever, years
The failure so far of cel-
lulosic fuel is central to the

debate over corn-based
ethanol, a centerpiece of
America's green-energy
strategy. Ethanol from
corn has proven far more
damaging to the environ-
ment than the government
predicted, and cellulosic
fuel hasn't emerged as a
"A lot of people were will-
ing to go with corn etha-
nol because it's a bridge
product," said Silvia Sec-
chi, an agricultural econo-
mist at Southern Illinois
But until significant cel-
lulosic fuel materializes,
she said, "It's a bridge to

Cellulosics were the
linchpin of part of a land-
mark 2007 energy law that
required oil companies to
blend billiohs of gallons
of biofuel into America's
gasoline supply. The quota
was to be met first by corn
ethanol and then, in later,
years, by more fuels made
with non-food sources.
It hasn't worked out.
"Cellulosic has been five
years away for 20 years
now," said Nathanael
Greene, a biofuels expert
at the Natural Resources
Defense Council. "Now the
first projects are up and

running, but actually it's
still five years away."
Cellulosic makers are ex-
pected to turn out at most
6 million gallons of fuel
this year, the government
says. That's enough fuel
to meet U.S. demand for
11 minutes. It's less than 1
percent of what Congress
initially required to be on
the market this year.
Corn ethanol is essen-
tially as simple to make as
moonshine but requires
fossil fuels to plant, grow
and distill. For that reason,
it has limited environmen-
tal benefits and some dras-
tic side effects.

Clinic in typhoon-hit city

overrun with patients

The Associated Press
TACLOBAN, Philippines
- A run-down, single-
story building with filthy
floors at Taclobarns ruined
airport has 'become the
area's main medical center
for victims of last week's
powerful typhoon. It has
little medicine, virtually
no facilities and very few
What it is not short of are
Hundreds of, injured
people, pregnant women,
children and the elderly
have poured into the squat,
white building behind
the' control tower since
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged
the eastern Philippines on
Friday, killing thousands.
Doctors who have been
dealing with cuts, fractures
and pregnancy' complica-
tions said Wednesday they
soon expect to be treating
more serious problems
such as pneumonia, de-
hydration, diarrhea and
The medical woes add to
the daunting tasks for au-
thorities, including dealing
with looters and clearing

the bottlenecks holding up
thousands of tons of aid
material from coming in.
"The priority has got to
be, let's get the food in,
let's get the water in. We
got a lot more in today,
But even that won't be
enough, We really need to
scale up operation on an
ongoing basis," U.N. hu-
manitarian chief Valerie
Amos told reporters af-
ter touring Talcoban, the
capital of Leyte province.
Her office has released
$25 million in emergency
relief fund; accounting
for a chunk of the mil-
lions of dollars pledged
by countries around the
The World Food Program
distributed rice and other
items to nearly 50,000
people in the Tacloban
area Wednesday, U.N.
spokesman Martin Nesirky
While the cogs of what
promises to be a massive
international aid effort are
beginning to turn, they are,
not quick enough for the
600,000 people displaced,
many of them homeless,
hungry and thirsty.

With the Tacloban airport
battered and roads made
impassable by debris, very
little aid has arrived in the
city. Most of it is stuck in
Manila and the nearby air-
port of Cebu, a 45-minute
flight away. I
Many among the desper-
ate residents have resorted
to raiding for food. Mobs
overran a rice warehouse
on Leyte, collapsing a wall
that killed eight people.
Thousands of sacks of the
grain were carted off. Also
Wednesday, security forces
exchanged gunfire with an
armed gang.
Tacloban Mayor 'Alfred
Romualdez urged resi-
dents to flee the city be-
cause local authorities
were having trouble pro-
viding food and water and
maintaining order, The
New York Times reported.
He said the city desperate-
ly needed trucks to distrib-
ute relief shipments accu-
mulating at the airport as
well as equipment to pull
decaying corpses from the
Despite those incidents,
police said the situation
was improving.

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Four Chipola basketball and three Chipola baseball players signed college scholarships I
Wednesday afternoon at the school. Basketball players on the front row, from left: Cinmeon ; P, :HEiL wwL NBEF
Bowers (Florida State University), Sam Cassell Jr. (University of Connecticut), Demetrious Marianna's Reid Long signs a baseball scholarship for Troy University on Wednesday afternoon
Floyd (Stephen F. Austin) and Carlos Morris (University of Minnesota). Baseball players on the at Marianna High School next to his father, Frankie, and his mother, Kim. Back row (from left)
back row: Taylor Lewis (University of Florida), Ian Rice (University of Houston) and Michael Marianna baseball coach Carlan Martin. MHS soccer coach Garyn Waller and MHS principal
Mader (Florida State University). Laurence Pender.

Seven Indians sign college scholarships Long makes it official, signs with Trojans

BY DUSTIN KENT high-l'eel programs.
d&eriltindan con "Probably in my 18vears, this night b'e
the largest group tof Chipola athletes)
baseball programs celebrated a big day that I've'been a part of," Johnson said.
Wednesday at the college, with seven of "You've got some real high-major guys
their athletes signing col-'. in this early signing pe-
Jlege scholarships --four ~w,. ,;"d7, Ir, _- ri. od for both baseball and

basketball players and
three baseball players.
Cinmeon Bowers (Florida
State), Sam Cassell Jr. (Con-.
necticut), Carlos Morris
(Minnesota), and Demetri-
ous Floyd (Stephen .F Aus-
tin) all signed for the bas-
ketball team, while Alichael
Mader (Florida State), Tay-
lor Lewis (Florida), and Ian
Rice (Houston) signed for
It's an impressive list of

it a 9U spfrit UUyjJ
our program and a
specWia dayfor our
guys. I really feel like
ourNo. 1 responsibility
as a junior college
is to help get these
guys prepared and
academically ready to
go to the ne.tl level."
Patrick Blake,
basketball coach

basketball and that makes
you proud. .That's what. it's
about as a coach, to see
those guys develop and at-'
tain their goals. To have a
chance to do, that and go

on t(
for o

) a major university is
t it's all about."
ke echoed those
iments. *
s a special day for our
tan and a special day
iur guy s. I really feel like
No. 1 responsibility as

schools for the Indians athletes, and a junior college is to help get these guys
both basketball coach Patrick Blake and prepared and academically ready to go
baseball coach JeffJohnson saidWednes- to the next level. To have four of our guys
day that they couldn't be happier to be
seeing their players move on to such See INDIANS, Page 2B

BY DUSTIN KENT "It feels like a dream come true, it really
d I erit .:iurtd-jrir does," he said. "A thought real hard (about
thedecision) and feltilkeTroywas the best
Marianna Bulldogs baseball star Reid fit for me. I think they'll help me excel at
Long officially made himself a Troy Tro- the next level and it's a real down-to-Earth
jan on Wednesday afternoon at Marianna type of place. And T know <[roy coach and
High School, signing his Miarianna native Bobby
letter-of-intent to join the Pierce) will take care of me."
team in the fall of 2014. "tfeek fAe adream The Troy program has
A left-handed pitcher, come true, i'"taly become a force at the Divi-'
Long led Marianna with an does. I though real sion-I level in recent years,
8-1 record during his junior hard(about the with Pierce leading the Tro-6
season and had a 0.95 ERA decision) andfelt like jans~to 40 or more wins in
to go with 62 strikeouts Troy was the bestfit for two ofthe last three seasons
and just 17 walks in 44 1/3 tht: and knocking Alabama out
innings. me. Ithinthq 7 help of the NCAA tournament
Long also was the leading me eirela1 the next level ast season in the regionals
hitter for the Bulldogs last and it' a realdown-to- in Tallahassee.
season with a .345 batting Earth type ofplace." Long said he was focused
average. 29 hits, and 19 RBI, Reid Long, on becoming a productive
,which was tied for the team Mariarina Bulldcgs baseball star part of the pitching staff
lead.', when he joins the Trojans
He'll start out as a pitcher with the pos- as a freshman, but he also was hopeful for
sibility of getting to hit and play in the an opportunity0to contribute as a hitter.
outfield aswell, but Long said Wednesday His current coach, Bulldogs head
he was just happy to get to reach his life-
time goal of playing college baseball. See LONG. Page 2B

High School Basketball

Lady Bulldogs crush Cottondale

dwert4-'cllridln corn

,The Marianna Lady Bulldogs
cruised to a season-opening
road victory over the Cotton-
dale Lady Hornets on Tuesday
night, using a.30-4 first half run
to spark a 53-15 win.
Bri Johnson had 14 points to

lead the Lady Bulldogs, with
Shakira Handsford adding nine,
Shaniah Spell man eight, and An-
gelica Godwin and Mary Screen
four each.
Brooklvne Brown was the lead-
ing scorer for the Lady Hornets
with seven points.
After a rugged start to the
game, the Lady Bulldogs took

control midway through the first
period with an 11 -0 spurt to take
an 18-3 edge into the second
Johnson then entered the
game for Marianna off the
bench and took control of-
fensively, scoring on a driving
basket and then adding back-
to-back three-pointers to put

her team up 29-5 with 5:16 to
Another basket, by Johnson
extended the lead to, 33-5 with
3:50 on the clock, and buck-
ets by Screen and Godwin
capped off the half and staked
the Lady Bulldogs to a 37-7
Johnson scored 8two more

High School Basketball

More questions than

answers as Hornets

head into season

dlMriti,]cllorid3rn c n

LTast season was a roller-
coaster ride for the Cot-
ondale Hornets, who
started the year 10-6 before
losing eight straight games to
close the regular season, and
then rebounding to win the
District 3 tournament and
make it to the IA Regional
Taking another district
crown and getting back to
the playoffs will be tough for
a Hornets squad that lost 86
percent of its offense from last
season, including stand-outs
Jerodd Blount and DJ Roul-
hac, who combined for 38
points per game a year ago.
Coutondale coach Chris
Obert brings back a team with
just a handful of players with
varsity experience, though all
of them will be needed to play
much larger roles in the 2013-
14 season.
The lack of returning

production combined with
the Hornets' football team
still playing after making the
playoffs and keeping three
basketball players out of
practice has left the coach
without a firm grasp over just
what he has with the season
fast approaching.
"I really don't know. I'm not
sure about us yet," Obert said
Wednesday. "We haven't got
enough experience returning
for me to really know what
to expect. Sometimes I think
we'll do better than last year
just by being able to shoot it
a little better and push it and
play faster offensively, but it
will be tough to top the group
we had in terms of defensive
intensity and toughness.
That's something we've got
to try to develop to become a
better team defensively and
develop some toughness."
The coach praised the emo-
tional resolve of last year's
See HORNETS, Page 2B

Cottondale's Dakota Haddock goes up for a shot during a game last
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quick buckets in transition to
start the third quarter and a run-
nling clock mercifully brought
the second half to a quick
Marianna will next go on the
road -to face Pensacola Catho-
lic on Friday, while Cottonrdale
will go to Bonifay tonight to face
Holmes County.

High School


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dienh'aiic I lk dari COM
The Gracevile Tigers wrapped up
their preseason schedule Tuesday night
with a 41-37 road loss to the Walton
Braves, ending up their two-day trip to
Walton High with a win and a loss after
defeating Baker 61-31 on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Braves jumped out to
a fast start and took a 15-6 lead in the
first quarter, but the Tigers stayed close
and trimmed the margin to four points
at the half.
It was 32-31 Walton after three quar-
ters and Gracevile went ahead early
in the fourth, but the Braves answered
back to regain the lead and never gave
it back up.
Marquavious Johnson led the Tigers
in scoring with 12 points, with Octa-
vian Mount scoring 10 and DerekWhite
Deangelo Bell also added six points.
Graceville will open the regular sea-
son Tuesday with a road contest against
the Rutherford Rams. L






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From Page 1B
team for being able to
withstand the eight-game
losing streak and respond
with such a strong finish to
the season.
It's a quality that Obert
said he's still not sure
that this current group
"It's way too early to
tell. J would like to say
yes, but I just don't know
enough right now to be
able to make that state-
ment," he said. "Last year's
group wasn't the most
talented, but that one of
the toughest groups of
kids that I've ever seen. To
struggle like they did and
pull it together and come
through down the stretch
like that is actually kind of
amazing. Several of those
kids weren't necessarily
what you'd call natural
basketball players, but
they were athletic kids that
were tough."
The returning player
most representative of
that group is senior guard
Norris Calhoun, who was
the team's best perimeter
defender a year ago and
will be counted on-this
year more than ever before
to be a team leader on and
off the court.
However, he is occupied
with the Hornets' football
team where he has rushed
for more than'1,300 yards
as a starting running back
"He's our glue guy,"
Obert said of Calhoun.
"He's the one that holds it
all together. Scoring-wise,
he'll give you a few points
here and there, but what
he does for us you don't
find in the stat book. He's
our best defender and our
toughest kid mentally and
physically, and one of the
smartest kids we've had
"It's kind of tough right
now with him not being
out there because we're so
inexperienced. Leadership
is kind of an issue' right;
now and that's one place
where I expect (Calhoun)
to provide an impact. ,
He's the one kid that isza
true warrior and has been
through the wars for a'
couple years now."
Calhoun isn't the only
returning player who
saw significant time last
season, though, with
senior post player Dakota
Haddock and sophomore
guard Tristan Braxton
corning back as the top re-
turning scorers from a year
ago at 3.6 and 3.4 points
per game.
Senior 6-foot-5 center
Kyshon Ali showed flashes
of being able to make an
impact at the defensive
end with his length and
,athleticism, and Kadeem
Webb is a quick and ath-
letic guard who will join
Braxton to form a back-
court tandem that.Obert
said he hopes will pick up
some of the shooting and
scoring slack left by Blount

"Thefirst two weeks
definitely won't be a
cakewalk, They're all
going to betough games."
Chris Obert,
Cottondale coach
and Roulhac.
"(Braxton and Webb)
got some experience last
year and they're probably
two of our most talented
players just in terms of
being basketball players,"
the. coach said. "But they
are young and I know at
times their youth is going
to show on us. But they are
talented and able to score
it and set other people
up. They're'going to be
counted on to play big
roles for us."
Newcomers-ire Lee and
Undreyus Baker also will
be needed to step in and
make an impact off of the
junior varsity, with Baker
giving Cottondale some
shooting and athleticism
and Lee looking to provide
the all-arottnd produc-
tion and consistency he
displayed in the summer.
The Hornets as a team
were a bit up and down
during the summer sea-
son, but the coach said he
believes this group made
strides during the fall.
"The summer was a
learning opportunity for
a lot of kids. I think we
figured some stuff out,
but we struggled. I do
think we're better than
we were at that time just
from getting a little bigger
and stronger in the weight
room and growing a little
bit,".he said. "The sum-
mer was a little rocky and
I expect there to be some
rocky times this season.
But we need to develop
some toughness to get
through those times.
"That was the unique
thing about that group
last season. No matter
how tough things got, they
always stayed the course. It
was just a tough group that
was able to work through,
adversity. It's just some-
thing that remains to be
seen about this team."
The Hornets might not
have to wait very long to
face some tough times,
as they open the regular
season next week with
games against Marianna
and Chipley, followed the
next week by matchups
with district foe Altha and
"The first two weeks.
definitely won't be a cake-
walk," Obert said. "They're
all going to be tough
games. Hopefully after that
we'll grow from it and be
better and maybe it will
help us down the stretch."
- Cottondale will compete
in the tip-off tournament
at Marianna High School
today, and Saturday, facing
Godby today at 4:30 p.m.
and Maclay on Saturday at
The Hornets open the
regular season Thesday
in Marianna against the
Bulldogs at 7 p.m.

From Page 1B
take that step today is a proud mo-
ment for me as a coach and for our
"These guys are a part of my
first recruiting class as a head
coach and to see the improvement
they've made and the work they've
put in, I'm just very happy for them
because I know they've earned it."
'Bowers, Morris and Floyd were
each All Panhandle Conference
players as freshmen, with Cassell,
Jr. redshirting last season but was
projected as one of the top JUCO
players in the. country- going into
this season and had 18& points,
seven rebounds, five assists, and
five- steals in his first .game of the
'He'll have three years of eligibil-
ity to play at UConn, while Bowers
and Morris will have two at FSU
and Minnesota. ,
Mader, 'a left-handed pitcher,.is
coming off of a season in which he
was named Panhandle Conference
Pitcher of the Year and made first
team All Conference, while Lewis,

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man Carlan Martin; said
'Wednesday he' believes
that Long is fully capable
of helping Troy in both.
"I think he'll have, a

a right-handed hurler, was named
to the second team.
Rice batted .315 as a freshman
with a home run and 19 RBI as a
catcher and designated hitter.
Johnson said he has been im-
pressed with how much progress
each of the three players has made
since joining the program.
"To see them come in as fresh-
men and watch them grow, they've
all three really made great strides,"
he said. "That's what as a coach you
do this job for, to see people come
in and work like they're supposed,
to work and develop like they're
supposed to develop and attain
some of their goals as well. Obvi-
ously one of hose goals is, to sign
with a four-year school.
"They've all three worked their
butts off on and off the field and
done what. they're supposed to
do. When you do that, good things
happen for you and. that's what
makes me proud."
The Chipola men's- basketball
team is ranked No. 7 in the nation
and No. 1, in the state.
The Indians' baseball 'squad
went 38-21 fast season and went 3-
2 in the state tournament.,

chance to work his way in
there as 'a mid-week re-
liever as a freshman and
I think he'U get a shot to
swing the bat a little too,"
he said. "Reid is one of the
top athletes in the area and
he can hit, pitch, and run,
so there should be, a lot of
opportunities for him to fit

Football Brief
Florida brass backs
Muschamp amid losing streak
GAINESVILLE Florida officials
are coming to coach Will Mus-
champ's defense.
Athletic director Jeremy Foley
and school president Bernie
Machen voiced strong support for
Muschamp on Wednesday, telling
the school's website they are fully
committed to keeping Muschamp
around to fix the team's problems.
The Gators (4-5) have their second
four-game losing streak in Mus-
'champ's three seasons and are facing
the possibility bf missing a bowl
game for the first time since 1990. If
Florida doesn't upset No. 11 South
Carolina or second-ranked Florida
State thismonth, the program would
have its first losing record since 1979.'
Foley says he's "a thousand per-
cent convinced that Will Muschamp
is the guy to lead this football pro-
gram. Nothing'has changed in what
we feel aboutVWil Muschamp f&omr
.the day we hired him."

From wire reports'.

in and help their program.. toughness that will '.best
I think it's a real good sign serve him at Troy.
ing for Troy. I'm excited "He's so competitive. He's
for Reid. I think it's a good a bulldog on the mount
place for him." and he hates to lose," the
While his abilities as 'coach said. "You can build
both a hitter and a,pitcher a team around kids like
drew college attention, that. They tend to dig a lit-
Martin said that it's Long's tie deeper and fight a little
aggressiveness and mental harder."

Sports Uxmet

High School
) Friday Cottondale at
Baker, 7 p.m.

High School Boys
Marianna High School
will host a preseason tip-off
tournament today and
) Today's games: Cot-
tondale vs. Godby, 4:30 p.m.;
Malone vs. Vernon, 6 p.m.;'
Marianna vs. Maclay, 7:30
Saturday's games:
Malone vs. Godby. 4:30.p.rMt;
Cottondale vs. Maclay, 6
p.m.; Marianna vs. Vernon,
7:30 p.m.

High School Girls
) Today- Graceville at
Bethlehem. 6fp.n,.; Cotton-
* dale at Holmes County, 5:30
p.m. and 6:30 p.m..,
) Friday -Malone at
Laurel Hill, 6 p.m.; Marianna
at Pensacola Catholic, 6 p.m.,
and 7 p.m.
).Saturday.- Paxton at
Graceville, 4p:m.

Chipola Men's
The .ndians will return
home this weekend for the
Chipola Classic, talking on
Sneads, State on Friday at
7:30.p.m. and Darton College
on Saturday at 61p.m.

Chipola Women's
The'Lady Indians will go to
Jacksonville this weekend to
tal-e on Indian River on Friday
at 4:30 p.m. and Florida State
College on Saturday'at 1 p.m.

Chipola Softball 5K
and Fun Run
- Chipola Softball will host
its second annual 5K and Fun
Rdn on Nov. 16.
* Registration begins at 7
a.m. at the Chipola Sort-

ball Complex. Th 5K race
starts at 8 a.m. with the one
mi'e Fun Run at 9 a.m.
For information call Kelly
Brookins. Chipola assistant. *
softball coach, at 850-718-

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Dolphins case puts GM, coaches in jeopardy

The Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -, Last month,
Richie Incognito said severe re-
percussions would be warranted
if the Miami Dolphins kept al-
lowing sacks at such an alarm-
ing rate.
"Everybody should be fired,"
he said.
Nobody in Miami is talking
about sacks anymore. Firings
remain a distinct possibility for
very different reasons.
The Dolphins' harassment
scandal is threatening the sea-
son and job security, leaving the
future of coach Joe Philbin, his
assistants and general manager
Jeff Ireland in doubt.
Tackle Jonathan Martin alleges
he was harassed daily by team-
mates, including Incognito, who
has been suspended. While Mar-
tin is scheduled to meet with an
NFL special investigator late this
week, Dolphins owner Stephen
Ross has formed two commit-
tees to study the team's locker
room culture.
"Changes need to be made,"
Ross said at a hews conference
Monday. "We need to examine
everything internally."
Someone in the organization
will likely be designated the pri-
mary culprit for the scandal, and
Ireland's the early front-runner.
Ross said he had "total, utmost,
confidence" in Philbin but bare-
ly mentioned Ireland, who didn't
attend the news conference.
Philbin, who is 11-14 since
joining the Dolphins last year,
said he appreciated Ross' vote of
"The only way you succeed
if there is, support within the

Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland (left) stands with head trainer Kevin O'Neill during practice on Wednesday
in Davie, Fla.

whole entire organization," the
coach said. "It starts at the top."
Ireland, who rarely speaks
publicly, didn't respond to a re-
quest for comment.
The findings of the NFL ihves-
tigator could sway Ross' opinion,
as could the final seven games
and dwindling fan support. The
Dolphins (4-5) have slumped
after a 3-0 start, and on Mon-
day they became the first team
to lose to Tampa Bay. Another
half-empty stadium is likely
Sunday when they play host to
The intensity of media scru-
tiny abated a bit Wednesday.
Some 60 reporters and camera-
men filled the locker room after
practice, but Philbin was asked

only two questions about the
scandal during his daily news
He also was asked two ques-
tions about Ireland.
"Jeff and I have worked closely
since the day I'Ne gotten here,"
Philbin said. "The, discipline of-
the team is in my hands., I'm in
charge of that. But he has always
been supportive."
ITo the dismay of many Miami'
fans, Ireland is in his sixth year
with the Dolphins 'even though
they haven't had a winning
season since 2008, and. Ross'
patience with his' beleaguered
general manager might finally
be exhausted. Among the many
questionable personnel deci-
.sions in recent. years, pairing

Martin and 'Incognito on the left
side of the line appears' to have
been the most disastrous.
"It' is not just about Richie'
Incognito,e it's just not about
Jonathan Martin, it is about the
organization as a whole, from
the top down," former 'NFL re-
ceiver Keyshawn-Johnson said
on ESPN, where he is now an
analyst. "In a locker room set-
ting, everybody has to' coexist.
Or. you at least have to know
what personalities go\ together.
.Obviously, the Dolphins didn't
do their homework."
Former Dolphins'coach Jimmy
J6hnson echoed that opinion on
Fox and questioned Ireland's de-
cision to take Niartin in the sec-
ond round of tme'2012 draft.

."The Dolphins used a high
pick on Jonathan Martin and
had high expectations," Johnson
,said. "Well, other teams shied
away from Martin. Maybe the
Dolphins should have investi-
gated why they shied away."
The scandal has rekindled fan
-ire toward Ireland, a Bill Parcells
protege. Critics are quick to re-
call Ireland's role in the clunky
courtship of coachJimHarbaugh
in 2011, and Ireland asking- Dez
Bryant in a 2010 pre-draft inter-.
view if the receiver's mother was
ever a prostitute.
There also have been a mul-
titude of questionable person-
nel moves, which last offseason
ranged from letting Reggi6 Bush
go to keeping Incognito.
Philbin had input in some
of those decisions, and he was
,responsible, for overseeing the
locker room environment now
under scrutiny.
"People are asking me how Joe
Philbin could not know what
was going on in that locker
room," former NFL coach Tony
Dungy said in his analyst role on
NBC. "Well, as a head.coach, you
don't know everything. My job
was to set the atmosphere up,
and Icounted on my leaders' So,
if I said no hazing in the locker
room, then it was, up to Derrick
Brooks, Jeff Saturday, Reggie
Wayne and those types of guys
to control it." .'
Dungy is on a commirtee as-
signed by Ross to review the
'Dolphins', code of conduct. The
committee also includes Pro
Football Hall of Fame-coach Don
Shula, and former NFL; players
Dan Niarino, Jason Taylor and,
Curtis Martin.


declines to


on Reed

The Assocield Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Bill Belichick
isn't saving whether he would be interest-
ed in bringing released Houston Texans
safety Ed Reed to New England.
9I don't think it-would be appropriate
for me to comment on players who aren't
on our team," the Patriots coach said on'
a conference call with reporters Wednes-
day, a day after Reed was put on waivers
by the Texans.
But Belichick didn't hesitate to fawn
over Reed when he was a nine-time Pro
Bowl selection with 'the Baltimore Ra-
vens, calling him in 2007 an "awesome"
player and "one of the best football play-.
ers in the league." New England quar-
terback Tom Brady once said the coach
wanted to adopt Reed and rename him
"Ed Belichick."
Reed spent the first 11 years of his ca-
reer in Baltimore before signing a three-
year, $15 million free agent contract with
Houston last offseason. He missed the
first two games after hip surgery and
then was relegated to a backup role with
the Texans, causing him to lash out at in-
terim'coach Wade Phillips, who is filling
in for'Gary Kubiak while he recovers from
a mini-stroke.
Reed, who was the AP Defensive Player
of the Year in 2004 and led the league in
interceptions three times, had just 16
tackles with Houston.
Asked about evaluating a player who
becomes available midseason, Belichick
said teams usually have an inkling that it
might happen.:
"Most. of the time you have a little bit
of a lead-in on that if you're paying at-
tention to things that are going on," he
said. "There's a lot of players that could
be available out there, but if it's a situa-
tion where you have a need at a certain
position or it's a fit, then you're more in-
terested and more apt to do something.
... But it's more sometimes about timing
than it is about the player." P
Reed's 61 career interceptions were
most among active players. He has 524
tackles and 11 forced fumbles' in 167
games. The Patriots have five players'on
the depth chart at two safety positions,
including starters Devin McCourty and.
Steve Gregory.
"I think overall that we've had pretty
solid play out of the five guys," Belich-
ick said. "I think that those guys have all
worked hard, when they've been on the
field they've all been solid contributors,
and we've certainly had a lot less prob-
lems this year than we had last year, even
the last couple of years, with balls getting
thrown over our head in the middle of the
field and things like that."

Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested outside Kansas City over the weekend on charges of speeding and possessing marijuana.
The Chiefs say that Bowe will start this Sunday, despite the arrest.

Chief'Bowetotstartoaf arrest

TheAssociated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dwayne Bowe
deftly avoided the locker room full of
prying TV. cameras, finally emerging
onto the Kansas City Chiefs' practice
field Wednesday as if nothing was amiss.
The former Pro Bowl. wide receiver
spent the rest of the afternoon preparing
*for Sunday night's AFC West showdown
against the Broncos, a. game in' which
he'll start despite a weekend arrest for
speeding arid possession of marijuana.
Chiefs coach: Andy ,Reid said that he
intends to let the legal situation: run its.
course, but he made it clear that Bowe
will be in the starting lineup for the un-
beaten Chiefs.
"There are rules and regulations put
in place and we'll abide by the rules and
regulations, and we'll make sure we take
all of the information that comes out as
it goes through the process," Reid said.
"That's where we're going with it."
Bowe did not speak to reporters, in-
stead issuing a statement in which he
apologized "for the distraction I have
caused the team this week."
"Due to the. nature of the pending
matter, I am unable to' make any fur-
ther comment on the situation," Bowe's
statement said.
According to police, Bowe's wallet was
discovered along with two containers
that held about one-third of an ounce of

suspected marijuana. Bowe was cited for
speeding and possession of a controlled
substance. He posted $750 bond and
faces a Dec. 18 court appearance.
Kevin Regan, an attorney for Bowe, said
Bowe is innocent.and, "we look forward
to clearing his good name at bur earliest
"He is grateful for the support shown
by Chiefs fans and promises' this inci-
dent'will not be a distraction to his com-
mitment 'to 'excellence on the football -
field," Regan said.
The Chiefs were off last week before
beginning their preparations for Denver.
"I addressed him, had that opportuni-
ty to talk to him, and I'll leave it at that,"
Reid-said. "There are laws, rules and reg-
ulations, and I'll leave it at that."
Reid did say that 'Bowe has been a
model teammate.
"Dwayne's been a team player since
I've been here," Reid said. "He doesn't
want to bring any problems to the table.
That's not what he wants to do.'
It is unlikely Bowe will be disciplined
until after his court date. While the
Chiefs are barred from disciplining the
former Pro Bowl.wide receiver for violat-
ing the league's substance-abuse policy,
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in
the past has handed down one-game
suspensions and fines of an additional
game check for similar cases.
Bowe, who signed five-year, $56 mil-

lion deal in the offseason, has struggled
to live up to the expectations that come
with being one;of the game's best-paid
wide receivers. He's second on the team
with 33 catches for 369 yards and two
touchdowns during the Chiefs' 9-0 start.
This isn't the first time that Bowe has.
proven to be a distraction.
He was suspended four games in 2009
for violating the NFL's policy on perfor-
mance-enhancing drugs after' taking
*what his agent called an unapproved,.
weight-loss supplement. He also made
questionable comments to a magazine
a few years ago about womanizing that
allegedly occurred at team hotels, and
then misstated the name of Chiefs own-
ership family in his apology. ."
Now in his seventh season, Bowe is
second in franchise history with 448
catches, trailing only former tight end
Tony Gonzalez. He has 6,078 yards re-
ceiving, sixth-most in team history, and
41 touchdown catches, fifth-most in
Chiefs history.
With the specter of a high-proffle show-
down against Denver hanging over the
locker room, Chiefs players were reticent
to discuss Bowe's arrest during Tuesday's
Quarterback Alex Smith guided the
conversation back to the Broncos any
time the topic was broached, though
he did say'players with larger contracts
have an obligation to be leaders.

Manning missing from practice

The Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colp. Peyton Man-
ning was a no-show to start practice
Wednesday with the Denver Broncos.
Manning is nursing a sore right ankle
after taking a hit from Chargers defensive
lineman Corey Liuget last Sunday.

The Broncos reported no further dam-
age to Manning's ankle after an MRI on
Monday. Interim coach Jack Del Rio
said the quarterback's status for practice
would be determined later in the week
but that Manning would definitely play
Sunday night against Kansas City.
Manning has been dealing with sore

ankles since last month when he took
hits in games against Jacksonville and In-
dianapolis in back-to-back weeks.
The 16th-year veteran was held out of
a Wednesday practice three weeks ago,
before a game against the Redskins. He
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Bridge" by Jeff Rubens (Bridge World
The book'giyes advice on hand evalua-
tion in various situations, then considers
the forms of the game: rubber bridge,
Chicago, pairs and teams, and ways
to be more successful in them, almost
regardless of the bidding system being
This deal highlights different declarer-
play approaches. Look at just the North
and South hands. How would you plan
the play in three no-trump if you care
only about winning nine tricks, or you.
would like to maximize the overtricks?
Note North's three-no-trump response.
With a probable seven winners, no
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If nine tricks are sufficient, South
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low from the board. This is necessary if
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Park Open Year Round
4 334-695-3114 M
n Seeking Unique Retailers 4

ESTATE-MOVING 1409 Rudd Rd. Cottondale
off 231 S. on Corbin to Rudd Rd. Fri. 15th, 16th
& 17th. 7-? Lots of Christmas lights & items,
H/H, dining tbl. & chairs, entertainment center,
living rm set/CD changer w/ surround sound,
lots of exercise equip, deep freezer, riding lawn
mower Sears w/-pull behind cart & more.
JUNK TIQUE SALE Fri. 14th & Sat. 15th (8-1)
4705 The Oaks Dr. off Calverns Rd.
before High School.



Restaurant for Lease turn key
walk-in and start cooking
located on Hwy 431 in
Headland 4 334-726-1375

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Be your own boss and partner with the
world's largest commercial
cleaning franchise. $20K!
equipment, supplies, training and $5,000.
in monthly customer included.

(14) Town Homes for Sale
1 block off circle,
great income & fully occupied.
Owner finance
with good down payment
4* 386-312-6363 r

, Janitorial Business for sale,
Equipment, training and 60K
annual gross $19,500
4 504-915-1474 4

Firewood 4 x 8 rack, $65, delivery extra. Used
to be 592-2913. New number 850-594-9985 and
850.-557-9684. Mike Yunaway
FIREWOOD (all split oak)
Delivery available! n TRUCK LOAD $70. 4m
CALL MARK 334-701-4967 or 334-791-6735

Firewood cut & split
green & 6 mo.-lyr seasoned
4x4 $50. 4x8 $80. 4x16 $120.
4 Also Flat Liter
Call: 850-209-6075

Firewood cut & split
green & 6 mo.-lyr seasoned
4x4 $50. 4x8 $80. 4x16 $120.
4 Also Flat Liter
Call: Robert Rentz
850-569-9837 / 850-209-6075
Free Delivery up to 25 miles.

Split Oak Firewood
Delivered in the Wiregrass!
$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.
334-393-9923 k

CALL BOB (334) 219-4697
OR (850)710-0189

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Gun's, And Tools',
West MainJewelry& Loan 334-671-1440.

Fender-5 Str. Jazz Base w/hard shell case $375.
Fender Rumble $25 Base Amp $50.573-5352
Jitterbug Cell Phone: (2) one red & one gray,
excellent condition $100. both 850-482-4132
Martin Saber Compound Bow: 351bs-50lbs draw
w/quiver & demon arrows S2A5 850-557-1629

I ,'i Free Rescued Dogs Black Labs, ierutifnl
Pftt,-Lab Mixes; Small Mixed Beeds,
2 -f & m Beagles 6 mo. old mix -sm. Terrhe"t
tprhwger Spaniel,& German Shepherd
All Shots Call 334-791-1312
Lost Dog in Compass Lake, F/Chihuahua Dachs-
hund mix w/collar. Reward! Call 404-831-3721

Anatolian Shepherds, AKC Guardian dogs
currently protecting farmhand goats. Shots and
worming to date. 1 male 7 females 7 months
old. $600., 334 744-2748
Basset hound pups for/sale. $400 Ready. for
new forever home after 11/23. M & F available.
Shots and wormed. Call 334-797-6063 or visit
Goldendoodles Red/Apricot
Beautiful, sweet, smart!
Raised around children and
other animals. Parents on
site! Male & females availa-
ble. Priced reduced from
$1,800 to $1,250. Vet in-
spected & up to date on all
shots! Born July 30,2013..
Springer Spaniel Puppies. Beautiful energetic
friendly puppies. AKC registered. Have their,
updated shots and have been wormed. $375
Contact: 229-254-2934.


Fresh Green
^H|^^ Peanuts
We also have
shelled peanuts
850-209-3322 or 85L-573-6594
4128 HWv 231

It's Satsuma Time
Cherokee Ranch 850-579-4641

^ Hewett Farms
Fall peas Ready
9 ^shelled or unshelled,
several variety's
Off hwy 90 between
Cypress & Grand Ridge
on Mayo Rd.
Bobby Hewett: 850-592-4156
or 850-899-8709

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DEER CORN shelled and sold by the bag, barrel,
and! or wagon. S6 per 50 lbs. Call for the best
price around 850-557-2400
Top Qualty Coastal Bernuda Hay
for Horses and Cattled Large Rolls
Fertiized & Weed Control


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.- containers
$49.95 ea. 10 or
more $39.95
Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
By appointment
4 334-692-3695

Buying Pine /Hardwood in.
your area.
No tract to imi /=a Thibnnina
Cal Pea River Timber
N 334-389-2003 : 4


First United Methodist Church of Chipley,
FL is seeking to fill the position of custodian.
Duties include cleaning the building, ordering
supplies & maintaining equipment. Work expe-
rience minimum of 6 months as a custodian..
Pay based on experience. ($13K -16.5K)
For information on the job call the Office at
Email resume to: lumcoc@belsouth.net
1285 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL.

ClassA CDL
Needed Immediately
Wiregrass Local Wiregrass Hauling
3 years min driving history
with Dump Trailer Experience
'* Home nights
i Apply ONLY online at:
Perdido Trucking
Service, LLC

Towork in the Panama City,
Panama City Beach and Dothan areas.
Previous Exp. inthe following areas required:
Water heater installation
Sink disconnects/reconnects
Toilet and Faucet installation
Drain cleaning
Kitchen appliance installation
Rooter-Man will provide vehicle, tools and
parts and offers a competitive compensation
*package'ipcluding commission and
bonus opportunities.
Qualified applicants please send resume to

Now Hiring Full Time
Shipping Loader Positions
Competitive Pay and Benefits Package!
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway,
Marianna, Florida 32448
Must be 18 Years Old.
Equal Opportunity Employer
I Drug Free Workplace

We are looking for an aggressive person
seeking a career in Automobile Sales.
Needs to be motivate with a desire to earn
money. Great Earning Potential, Guaranteed
Weekly Salary, Earnings Unlimited to the
right individual while you train,
Great Benefit Package.
Apply in person: ASK FOR Rick Barnes
CHIPOLA FORD Hwy 90, Marianna

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Clean Your Closet
I will buy your slightly used
undamaged clothing.
CoIl (850) 348-0588

I 1942 Hwy 231. Alford, FL GustnoafliblAfforW)
Depression Glass Blue Ridge Pottery, Costume Jewelry, Blue and While,
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Open Thursday Saturday: 1:0;0Om 5:0Opm
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"Beautification of Your. Home"
Carpentry/Painting Installations
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
General Repairs Insured

For~l Your Home Im movement Nees
*New Homes & Room Additions Flooring
Painting Siding Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades
Custom Ceramic Shower Specialist 9. Porches
* Pole Barns Concrete Driveways Sidewalks & Slabs
Lic# RR 2822811487 INSURED


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COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
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Call Fortis College 855-445-3276
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Clinton St. efficiency, utilities incl, new rugs,
$395. other furn. rooms for $350 727-433-RENT

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


3BR 18A duplex in on Alabama Ave. $425.
mo. $400. Dep. 3/1 HOUSE $550. mo. $500.
dep. ind. water, sewage & garbage
Both in Grandridge 850-592-5571.
0 Brick 2/1 Duplex 3196 Diana Lane $575.
and with carport & Storage $600.
^ Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 ^

1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
4 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
2BR 19A n Cottondale, 1st street. CH&A,
with appliances, $300/mo + dep. |
850-260-70B1 4|
3BR/11BA House behind Arrowhead, CH/A,
screened porch, W/D hookup, new appliances,
cabinets & flooring. Open garage. $700 Mo. + -
Dep. Call 85P-570-4706
Austin Tyler & Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 or austintvlerco.com
"Property Management Is Our ONLY'Business"
Beautiful, stylish newly remodeled brick home
for rent. 2BR/1BA QUIET, SAFE neighborhood.
Nice size yard. Brick storage bidg on property.
$650/month. Call 850-573-8446.
In Indian Springs on Golf Course 3/3.5, his &
hers master bath, walk in closets, open floor
plan, 2300 sq. ft. back yd. fenced, 9 ft. ceilings
$1300. mo., avail. Jan. 1st. 850-271-5545.



Marianna area 2/2 MbL. Hm. in park CH&A
water, sewage No Pets or Smoking Ref. Reg.
1st & last $500. mo. 850-482-8333
Mobile Homes for Rent 2BR/1BA
Located between Grand Ridge & Sneads.
Includes water, garbage & pest main.
$360. Mo 4 850-573-0308 4
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1,2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage,
lawn care, No Pets 850-592-1639

Large Brick Home 3/2 with 10 acres, country
secluded area $160,000 $25,000 down &
$700. mo. Owner Fin; Avail. 850-526-4283.

2006 Forest River Wildwood LE Model #31QBSS
31' Dry wt. 10280 lbs., 1 slide, 4 bunk beds,
Booth dinette, Center kitchen & LR, Jackknife
sofa, Front Q bed, Side aisle bath w/ shower &
roof vent, Dbl. door Frig, Gas/Elec. water heat-
er, microwave, Gas stove top/oven & furnace, ,
Duct A/C /Heat, AM/FM Stereo, Front & rear
stabilizer jacks, $9,000.00 334-790-4612
American Eagle
Call for more info
(775) 721-8359


W j ^ Chevrolet 2002 Trailblazer:
-o New design w/straight 4.2,
6 cyl. eng w/DOC, 24V,
270HP. Good MPG, GRN,
AC, OD auto, PS, PB, near
new tires. Runs, looks & drives good. Lots of -.
power. New headlights, battery, wiper blades.
NADA $4,500. Reduced to $3,995. 671-3059.
Chevrolet 2012 Malibu, low miles, fully euipped,
like new, $200 down, $259 per month, call Ronr
Ellis 334-714-0028.
4J $0 Down/1st Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass
A l Repo pass bankruptcy
Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
m* Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Hyundai 2011 Elantra touring 32,900 miles,
Silver in color, great car like new. $11,000
850-209-8449. MUST SELL !!!!!




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Dodge Ram 1500 2007 SLT quad cab 4x2 HEMI
5.7 V8 engine, anti theft, tilt steering, 27K
miles, very clean, power drivers seat, rear slid-
ing window, bed liner, towing pack. Loaded.
$17,000. 334-475-6309.
Ford 2010 FIN5FX4 4-door, completely loaded,
excellent condition, 158K miles, $17,900
GMC 1997 Sierra 2500
~ 128K miles on new
engine. exc. cond. black
& silver in color. NEW
tires, cold air, long
wheel base, runs great
& very clean Reduced To.$3500. OBO
Must Sale. 334-701-2596 located in Ozark

GMC 2008 Savannah Cargo Van .
Mileage 109,575. Can be seen at 208 Bic Road.
Call 334-792-7746 ask for Sylvia

Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624

24 HOUR TOWING # 334-792-8664

Top.1aA p Chad's Used &
-t Salvage Cars LLC
for you Junk Vehicals
Chad Gibson 334-684-8481 or 334-588-0047

r a n n a G ot a Clunker
)r We'll be your Junker!
We buy wrecked cars:
and Farm Equip. at a
fair and honest price!
$25j&f Complete Cars
CALL 334-714-6285

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money for~your, curent.vehicle.
We Are On The Coast But Worth The Drive,
& .erutable & we can give you & fair price
4'E.*pfpraisal in 15 minutes. '.*
Call forappoitntent, dealer, 877497-7975

On Tuesday, November 19, at 9 AM, the Jack-
son County Board of County Commissioners
will hold its Regular Meeting at 2864 Madison
Street, Marianna, Florida.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabil-.
ities Act, persons needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this meeting should con-
tact the Administrator's assistant no later than
5 days prior to the meeting. The Administra-
tor's assistant may be contacted at 2864 Madi-
son Street, Marianna, FL, 32448, (850) 482-9633,
or (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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Compelling questions...
and maybe a few actual answers


A couple of questions we
just had to ask ourselves



-Giving thumbs-up to
the idea of a six-pack.

Words of advice for
Jimmie Johnson at
with a better nickname
than "Five-Time" for the
next level. How about
anyone named Busch.
including Anheuser.

And any advice for
Matt Kenseth?
GODSPEAK: Take it to
the hoop and end 2013
on a strong note.
Jimmie some peanuts
before the race, and
don't make it easier on
him than it already is.


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Do you have questions or com-
ments about NASCAR This Week?
Conlact Godviri Kelly at godwin.
kellyi'news-linl.corn or Ken Willis
at ken.willis@ne*s-iinl.com .

SPRINT CUP: Ford Ecoboost'
SITE: Homestead
SCHEDULE: Friday, practice
(ESPN2,1:30 p.m.), qualifying
(ESPN2, 6:10 p.m.). Saturday,.
practice (Fox. Sports 2, noon
and 3 p.m.).'Sunday, race
(ESPN, coverage starts at 2
p.m., green flag at 3:15 p.m.)
Boost 300
SITE: Homestead
SCHEDULE: Saturday. race
(ESPN2,4:30 p.m.)

uayrona iexci Nevws-rjurnal liWe ppolo
The Smithsonian folks know what
American royalty looks like.

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona
iBach News-Journal's motor-
4oports editor and has covered
'MASCAR tor 30 years. Reach
L him at godwin.kellyainews.

The November issue of this particular magazine is fly-
ing off the shelves because features so many beauties.
No, we are not talking about the latest Victoria's Secret
*catalog, but-the essence of Americana.
The centerfold of the current edition of the Smithsonian
magazine features Richard Petty's famed No. 43 stock
car as a part of a feature titled, "101 Objects That Made
After scrutinizing more than 137 million artifacts held
by 19-different museums, the"Smithsonian selected 101
items to be featured in the magazine piece.
The beauty at this ball is the 1984 No. 43 Pontiac
Grand Prix that carried "The King of Stock Car Racing"
to his 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Daytona
International Speedway in July of 1984.
The fact that Petty won the race with president Ronald
Reagan in attendance the first sitting United States
President' to visit the track helped carry the moment,
the car and Petty into American history.
The STP-sponsored, red, white and "Petty Blue"
machine is featured along other iconic American objects
such as tile bald eagle, the Discovery Space Shuttle,
the Model T, the Barbie doll and the 1980 U.S. Olympic
hockey jersey.
Smithsonian writer Jeff MacGregor writes that the "ge-
nius of this car lies not in what it is, but in what it did." He
also singles.out Petty as a "throwback" with his signature
jeans and cowboy look as he explained Petty's place in .''.
the history of stock-car racing. P.
Petty said his stock car being selected for this; glamor-
ous lineup is 6 humbling experience.
"I just think the fact that it's the Smithsonian, and they
had all these' pieces of history or objects to look at, and
they picked our car is what makes it special." said Petty
in a press release from Richard Petty Motorsports.
So if you find the November issue of the Smithsonian
Magazine under the bed, don't be concerned. It's only the
love of stock-car racing.

Jody Logano was the highest finishing Ford driver
at Phoenix. He wound up ninth on Sunday. Afterward,.
Logano said he was lost most of the afternoon. "There
was a lot of strategy., and it confused the heck out of me,"
Logano said. "At times we were leading the race', arid at
times we were 24th. It's hard to say where we were."

NASCAR veteran drivers Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte
and Mark Martin don't have rides for next season. La-
bonte made his last start in the No. 47 Toyota at Phoenix.
'Martin has indicated he is done driving after Homriestead.
Burton's future is murky. it prompted a'verbal tribute
by NASCAR President Mike Helton. who spoke to The
Arizona Republic on the subject. "They contribute im-
mensely to the sport," Helton said.

Winner: Carl Edwards
Rest of the top five: Greg
Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Brad
Keselowski, Clint Bowyer
Dark horse: Juan Pablo Mon-

Disappointment: Matt Kenseth
First one out: Michael McDowell
Don't be surprised if: There's
an all-out war for the win now
that JJ has the title in hand.

He won't find a miracle at Dollar
General. Just a hunch.

Any odds on a Miami miracle?
Yes, it's true that Jimmie Johnson
has basically been bulletproof in the
nine races of the Chase. But remem-
ber, in the four races immediately
preceding the Chase, he had three
finishes of 36th or worse. So anything
is possible. And think about it: When
are you most likely to mess up? Yep,
when the only thing you have to do is
So Matt still has a shot?
Nope. We're just tossing out the
proverbial "On any given Sunday"
scenario to help sell newspapers. But
then again, South Florida can be a
dangerous place for tourists who only
visit occasionally. What if Jimmie is
approaching a South Beach saloon
on Friday or Saturday night and finds
himself in a stare-down for the last
parking spot with, say. Richie Incog-
nito? Matt's looking pretty good then,
isn't he?
Do you really think Jimmie will
hit South Beach and take that
Again, no. He'll be hunkered down
in Homestead, wedged into his motor-
coach like a jackknife sofa. If I'm Rick
Hendrick, I assign a couple of caretak-
ers to treat Jimmie like a veal.

Ken Willis has been covering
NASCAR lor The Daytona Beach
14ews-Journal for 27 years.
Reach him at ken~willisamnews-


Jeff Gordon vs. Clint Bowyer: Gordon
said that since Bowyer crashed him
out more than a year ago, they are not
exchanging Christmas cards.
Godwin Kelly gives his take: "Gordon
has a LONG memory, which means the
NASCAR garage area has an elephant
in the room."

1. Jimmie JohrSon 2,384
2. Matt Kenseth -28
3. Kevin Harvick -34
4. Kyle Busch -57
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr..' -63
6. Jeff Gordon -80
7.GregBitHle -83
8. Clint Bowyer -87
9. Joey Logano -97
10. Kurt Busch -99
11. Ryan Newman -125
12; Kasey Kahne -132
13. Carl Edwards -134
14. Brad Keselowski -1,382
15. Jamie McMurray -1,391
16. Martin Truex Jr. -1,426
17. Paul Menard -1,440
18.. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -1,497
19. Jeff Burton -1,499
..19. Aric Almirola -1,499
21. Juan Pablo Montoya_-1,516
22. Marcos Ambrose -1,530
23. Denny Hanmlmn -1,678
24. Casey Mears -1,681
*25. David Gilliland -1,753
26. Mark Martin -1,760
27. Danica Patrick -1,762
28. David Ragan -1,767
29. Tony Stewart -1,790
30. Dave Blaney -1,864
31. Travis Kvapil '-1,895
32. JJ Yeley -1,924
33. David Reutimann -1,932
34. Bobby Labonte -1,972
35. AJ Allmendinger -1,982

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