Jackson County Floridan

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

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Highway patrol investigating fatality if 1


Male bicyclist hit by
unknown vehicle
From staff report

The Florida Highway Patrol is in-
vestigating alHolmes County fatality
involving a bicyclist and an unknown
vehicle. ,


According to FHR at ap-
proximately 5:45 p.m, on M6n-
day, Nov. 18, a 26-year-old male
identified as Joshua Keith Wyatt of
Bonifay was found dead beside his
bicycle on the eastshoulder of Coun-
ty Road 177, north of Dowling Lane.
An FHP report indicates the in-
volvement of a vehicle of unknown


make arid model.
Anyone with information regard-
ing the crash is asked to contact
,their local law enforcement agency
orFHP.
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office
can be reached at 850-547-3681 and
the. FHP Regional 'Communications
Center is at 1-800-459-6861.


Land use change I'o'A


I lh : ([14 P N I 'r, If'?[] FILE F -Ii.'TiJ
On Tuesday, Jackson County Commissioners denied a request to change the land use designation of the property that
this tobacco warehouse occupies near Greenwood. The operator of the business sought to change the .64-acre parcel's
designation from agricultural to industrial use.

Neighbors win a battle with_

-business in their midst


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuchfalter'jCIiorid.3n cornr

Jackson County Com-
missioners on Tuesday
followed the recommen-
dation of its planning
staff and advisory coun-
cil in denying a tobacco
warehouse owner's re-
quest to have the land
it sits on redesignated
as eligible for industrial
purposes.
Currently, the allowable
land uses for the .64-acre
patch are spelled out
in the property's "agri-
culture 2" designation,
which does not include
industrial operations
such as his.
Commissioners did nor
address whether they
would make him shut
down his cUrrent opera-
tion, but earlier had vot-
ed to stay action on that
matter for a time. The ad-
visory Planning Commis-


sion's documents suggest
that the operation was
opened for business at
least a year ago without
the necessary develop- -
ment order. That point
was supported by Coin- ^_-i-
muniry Development
Director Joan Schairer "-'4
in a previous meeting
on the matter, saying .a Mike Hei
general development or- letters an
der would not ha\ e been he runs.
issued unless the pro- The v
posed land use had been Nike I
appropriate for its given peared.
designation at the Lime. ters to
Several neighbors of they w
the operation say the bors on
business began without his ope
the proper authorization no pro
and is a disturbance with doing
potential to grow and be- Henry c
come more of a problem that th
in 'the residential area not eve
surrounding it. Several of the p
appeared to express their in prote
concerns Tuesday at the change.
second public hearing on One v
his request. dience


LIAIWb IH 61.10HAOi ; M^ i~ i HWi.CL'4[j
nry shows Jackson County Commissioners some
id documentation related to the tobacco warehouse

warehouse owner, statement concerning


-enry, also ap-
He presented let-
the board, saying
ere from neigh-
i all four sides of
'ration who have
)blem with his
business there.
also pointed out
ie warehouse is
n visible to some
people who spoke
est of the land use

woman in the au-
responded to his


the letters, saving she
lives essentially adja-
cent to the property on
one side and hid never
given him such a letter of
support.
Some of the other sur-
rounding property own-
*ers said they bought their
land after researching
the existing land use and
had come there for the
peace and quiet the lo-
cation offers. Some said

See BATTLE. Page 9A


Cost share fumding available for Jackson County farmers


Special to the Floridan

Funding for precision
agriculture tools, irriga-
.#on system retrofits and
weather stations is avail-
able to Jackson Coun-
ty farmers through a
Florida Department of Ag-
riculture and Consumer
Services cost share pro.
gram. Farmers can receive
75 percent of the cost of
eligible purchases, up to
$5,000. . i
Eligible nutrient and ir-
rigation management
#CLASSIFIEDS...7-9B ))


tools include guidance
systems, precision 'soil
sampling, remote'sensing
technology, 'soil moisture
probes, portable soil wa-
ter content TDR probes,
chlorophyll content me-
ters, plant sap nitrate
and potassium meters,
variable rate and section
control technology for
spreaders, and 'sprayers,
irrigation system retrofits
and weather stations and
associated equipment.
Farmers must be en-
rolled in the FDACS Best
ENTERTAINMENT...6B1


Management Practices
programI to be eligible.
Funds will be allocated-on
a first-come, first-served
basis, with producers ,in
the Jackson Blue Springs
Basin having priority.
The cost-share program
is administered through
the Jackson Soil and Water
Conservation District.
Please contact FDACS
environmental specialist
Carly Barnes at 850-209-
0123 or Carly.Barnes@
FreshFromFlorida.com for
more information.


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S ))OBITUARIES...9A


Troll

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Vol.90" No.241


ugh to retire


nChipola

e president to finish

term March 31,2014


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com
Chipola College Presi-
dent Gene Prough, an-
nounced. his pending
retirement at a Chipola
Board of Trustees meet-
ing Tuesday night. His
departure takes effect on
March 31,*2014. The mo-.
lion to accept. his retire-
ment letter was made
"with regret," said board
member Gina Stuart as.
she offered it.
Board Chairman Gary
Clark chimed in, say-
ingi "You might not get a
secondd.".
But the motion did pass,
with several trustees in-
dicating they hate to sep
him go.
Prough said he will use
that time to help the col-
lege achieve a smooth
transition as his successor
takes the helm.


Moments after he an-
nounced his plans, the
trustees
appointed
a search

tee from

their mem-
Prough bers to find
a replace-
rment to occupy Prough's
office upon his official
retirement day;
They will look first
among the ranks at
Chipola.
Clark,Vice-Chair Danny
Ryals, Stuart and Tommy
Lassmann make, up that
committee and are plan-
ning an organizational
meeting in the coming
days. The board will meet
as a body in December to
potentially name Prough's

See PROUGH. Page 9A


Malone man arrested,

allegedlypulled box

cutter on stepson


"FromctatI report

County law' enforce-
ment h4s arrested a
Malone 'man,'who is ac-
cused of threatening his,
stepson with a box
cutter during a' family
dispute.
On Sunday, Nov.,17, at
approximately 2:39 p.m.,
a Jackson County Sheriff's
Deputy was :dispatched
to an 11lth Avenue
residence in Malone, in
reference to a' reported
physical disturbance-.
After knocking on the
door, the deputy was met'
by the complainant and
her two sons, ages 1'7 and

The 'woman explained
that she and her hus-
band, Morris L. Spates,
,had a verbal dispute the
night before and he left
the house. ,Before the
woman left her home on
the morning of the 17th;
she says she told her two
sons not to let Spates back
into the house if he came
back.
According to court doc-
uments, Spates' 17-year-
old stepson said his step-
father came back around
11, a.m. that morning,'
"banging" on the back
door, trying unsuccess-
fully to get in the house.
The 15-year-old son of
Spates, who was also in-
side the home, described'
the same incident to the
authorities.
Around 2:30 p.m., the
mother returned home,
exited her vehicle and,
while standing in the
front yard, began argu-
ing with Spates, who
had walked around
from the back side of the
house. ,The sons both
\) SPORTS...1B


came out to the yard and
the 17-year-old also be-
gan arguing with Spates.
The stepson told author-
Spe ities -that
his 'stepfaT
imitheri '.then
I~Ipulled.i-a
box 'cutter
from, his
pants pock,-
Spates et, opened,
the cutter
and approached him in
an aggressive manner,
stating that he "would
cut his throat"' if the
17-year-old repeated a
statement he had made,
according to the JCSO
report.
The mother' said that
when she -saw Spates'
action, she moved be-
tween him and his step-
son and told Spates she
was calling for ,law
enforcement.,
No parties involved
with the incident had any
physical injuries, accord-
ing to the report.
While Spates was not
at the scene when JCSO
arrived, he was located
later at another address.
When the deputy made
contact with the subject,
he indicated in his report
that the he. could smell
alcohol coming from
Spates:
Spates, 42, of 5194 11th
Ave., Malone, was ar-
rested and charged with
aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon with
intent to kill (domestic
violence). He was taken
to the Jackson County
Jail to await his first ap-
pearance in court, at
which his bond was set
at $3,000 with the stipu-
lation that he have no
contact with the victims.
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Street Address:
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Office Hours:
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at Marianna; FL.

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out of errors'and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
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publish. illegal material of any kind. Advertise
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HOWTOGErYOUR
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news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar"
-events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
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anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices;
Photographs-must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.

GETTING IT RIGHT
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


Community Calendair


WEDNESDAY,.NOV.20.:'-*
) Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St!,, Marianna. Ap-',
plications will be taken until -ioonr o Dec. 6. All toy;
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at.10 a.m.
Eldercare Services 8 a.m. Marianna, Malone
City Hall in Malone, and St. Paul "AME Church in
Campbellton will be giving out.USDA food,
)Jackson County Tourist Development Council
Meeting 10 30 a m. at theR Puss House, 41318
Lafayette' St., Marianna'.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p'm.'in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St; in Marianna.
Mobile Office Hours with Southerland Staff
-21.4 p.m at Marianna City Hall, 2893 Green St.,
Marianna. Residents of Jac^loro County and the
surrounding area are invited to |0in Rep. Stev.:
Soutierland's staff tc' provide input on legisl3'
tion. ask question.; or request assistance with a
federal agency on issueS including Social Security.
Medicare, Housing arid Urban Development, IRS,
Veterans Affairs and Immigration.,
) Jackson hospital Board of Trustees monthly
Finance Committee and Board meetings 5
p.m. in the classroom ofJackson Hospital. Call
718-2629.

THURSDAY, NOV.,21 ,
Toys for Tots applications Anc riorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St Marianna. Ap,
plications will beial-eri until nocn or Dec..6 All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 -tarting at 10 a m
))International Chat'n" Sip 3:30 10 asm at the
Jackson County Public Library. 2929 Green St in
Mararira. Learning Center stall and their iritr
national English learners invite thN public lor the
e-change of language. culture arid ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
Call 432-9124. ..'
. St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St.
Anne's Catholic.Church; 3009 5th St., Marianna.
Call 482-3734..:,,,,
211 Active in Jackson County'-11 a.m. Ja':k:i n
Coinrty Chamber of Comrrierce Sponsored by
the Wright Foundation. 2-1 lisa telephonebased
service offered by nonprofit and public agencies
-hroughout Florida and the U.S. free. Com, out and
learn more about this service and how it can'con-
nect you with trained professionals in ydur time of
need including blood. housing, eniploymient, health


care. crisis counseling and more. Call 526-1600.
) Caregiver Support Group Meeting II a.m. to
nooni in trie First Presbyterian Church Social Hall,
443.- Clinton St.. Marianna Open to all family care-
givers providing care to loved ones or friends. Con.
lidertial group. facilitated by a professional group
counselor. Coffee. water, light snacks provided.
)),Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting NJoon at
Jim';, Burtet & Grill. 4329 Lafayette St., Marianni
',Call -132.2290 ;
Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oals Pestaurant. U.S 90 in Maranna. The CCC's
focus is the local community. -Community. Children
& Character.' Call 526-3142.
))Jackson County Friends of the Library Board
Meeting I p m. at the Jacic'En County Public
Library'29 Green St., Marianna All members and
those interested in joining the Friends are invited.
Employability Workshop 2:30p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center What Employers are
Loohng For Free and open to public Facilitated by a,
certl'ed rmotivational career coach To register visit
EmIployFlorida.com
)) TOPS Meeting 5 p m. at Bethel Star Miz,;cin
ary Baptist Church. The Ordinary People So-iety is
a taith-based non-profit offering hope to individu-
als anrd their families. The public is welcome to
this informational session. Call 334-432-4261 or
209-7637.
Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5.30 p m.
in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement, 2S91
Orange $t.. Marianna. Call 569-1294.
) Health Insurance Marketplace Info Session
- 6 p m. at the Second West Baptist Associaticon
Church. 4110 Herring Ave Marianna. Presented by
Families Count. Get' Information on plans available
through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open to
the uninsured or anyone Pe.ploring their insurance
cov-rage optioris Details at Healthcare-.oi
))VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
283Ci Wynn St.. Mariarna. with a covered-dish sup-
per. Call 372-250ij
BCF Christmas Musical: "A Festive Christ-
lmas" 7 p.m. N1ov 21 and 9:30 a mn. No/. 22 in The
Baptist College ot Florida Wellness Center. Gracev'
iile The BC F Mu;ic anrd Worship Division presents ;
n chr-.. _-i.L- hr^~ L- t F-th n r> hri,^- t -4 ft- .-* .


the performance is free and guests are invite-d to
continue the festivities; at the Holiday Heritage
Festival beginning at 11 a.m in Heritage Village. Call
at30-;:28-2660e..t 427
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion.
'.-9 p.m.. First United Methodist Church. 2901 Cale-,
donia St.. Marianna inr.th AA room Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to s.top drii'ing:
papers will rot be igned ..

FRIDAi. NOV. 22
DToysfor.Tots applications Anchorage'
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St Marianna. Ap.
-plications will be talen until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec 21 starting at 10 a.m.
Merry-Anna Mistletoe Market: Holiday Shop-
ping with Covenant Hospice -) a.m. to 3 p.m.
I Jov. 22-23 at the Jac I. son County Agricultural
Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave.,.Marianna. One-day
shopping pass: $5 per person (kids 10 andyouhger
gel. in free). Vcndors, will showcase gift-giving op-
tions: hand-sewn childr-n's, clothes, embroidery,
and monogramming, jewelry, decorative door hang-.
ers and more. Call 482-8520.
BCF Christmas Musical: "A Festive Christ-
mas" 9:30 a.m. in The Baptis t College of Florida
'Welness Center, Gracevill: TheBCF Mus i and n
Worship Division presents a show celebrating the
birth of Christ and featuring a variety of music, "rom
classical holiday favorites tu new contemporary
Christmas choruses. -he Friday performance is f anrd guests are invited to coritinue the festivities at
theHoliday -Ieritag3 Fesitir t beginning at 11 a.rri in
Heritage Village. Call. at 800-328-2660 e-t 427.
) Hooks and Needles 10 a m at the Jackz-;on
County Public Library. Mararina Branch. New and
e.perienced hand rra tfri welcome to create,
share, learn or teach favorite prolec t Call 482,

Library Study RFP Scoring and Evaluation
Committee 10-IS a n in tre Conference Roomrr
'Jackscon County Adnirsi tration Building. Madison
/*Street; .M.arianna.-Committen will begin evaluation
oTproposals submitted. in response to the Jackson
County Public Library's Request for Proposals to
study Library services and facilities. For infbrma-'
tion. call 209-0346. -


d iW u 'uti ii ~ ii iv uii iii U i i~t irli divi )) Celebrate Recovery'- 7 p.m. at evani- el W~rship.
.a variety of music., from classical holiday favorites*C,,ntr 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna, Adult,
to new contemporary Christmas choruses. Tickets -
are $5 for thy Thursday performance (available eenee ing'to overcome hurts, habits and
in the BCFBusinessOffice or'Fridaymorning, -rangups' Diner 6 p.m.. Child care available. Call
209jt36.573-1131.-


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Marianna Police Department
the Ma.rianna Police Department listed
"the following incidents for Nov. 18, the'
latest available report Three accidents
(one with injury), one reckless driver, one
suspicious vehicle, two suspicious persons,
two information calls, one funeral escort,
one verbal disturbance, four traffic stops,
,one larceny. one report of trespassing, one
report of obscene/threatening calls, one
retail theft/shoplifting, three calls to assist
another agency, one public service call, and
two reports of open doors/windows.


Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson'County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following'
incidents for Nov. 18, the latest available
report-TWo accidents (no/unknown
injury), one report of a missing juvenile,
two stolen vehicles, three reports of a sus-
picious vehicle, one report of a suspicious
person, two information calls;, one funeral
escort, two highway obstructions, one


Police'Roundup'.
report of sickness/subject down, one. report
involving niental illness, one burglary of
Sa vehi cle, cwb verbal
--S .: -.. - disturbances, one call
"a." I-j involving a hitchhiker/
c- .'' pedestrian, 13 medical
,e n M E calls, two traffic crashes
4 _____ .(one with entrapment),
one panic alarm, 12
traffic stops, one report
of larceny, one criminal mischief call, seven
calls to-serve papers/ex parte, three civil
disputes, one report of trespassing, two
assaults, one report of a suicide attempt or
,threat, one poise disturbance, one cow-re-
lated animal complaint, 14 property/build-
ing checks, three calls to assist a motor-
ist/pedestrian, two calls, to assist another
agency, one report of child abuse, one
public service call, one K-9 deployment,
two criminal registrations, two transports,
and two reports of threats/harassment.


Jackson County
Correctional Facility


The following people were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
periods;
))TerrosityThom as 34, 2431 Sapp Road,
Cottondale, failure to appear.
))Roy Aleman, 38, 480 Old Bradaten Road,
Watula, hold for Highlands.
))Clifford Jackson, 43, 7352 Bonnet Road,
Chattahodchee, five counts of passing
worthless checks.
))BobbyBeasley;40,4478 Davis St., Mari-
anna, non-payment of child support.
))Anthony Harris, 19, 3177 Johnson Road,
'VenMon, violation of Marchman Act.
))Charlene Sutherland, 43, P. 0. Box 5941,
Dothan, AL, 10 counts of passing worthless
checks.
))Shannon Bevis, 26,403 Enterprise St.,
Florence, AL, possession of controlled
substance~driving while license suspended
or revoked.,

Jail Population: 221
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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Alana Hearn named

Florida College System

Student of the Month
Chipola College fresh-
man Alana Hean of Ver-
non has been named the
Florida College System
Student of the Month by
Chancellor RandyHannah.o
Well-rounded is the best
word to describe Hearn. At
Vernon High School, she
was the 2013 valedictorian,
a Sunshine State Scholar,
captain of the volleyball
team -and a top performer
in the JROTC.- Hearn
Hearn was selected for
the Chipola Honors pro- es every day because she
gram. Sheis majoring in felt Chipola would better
Microbiology/Cell Science prepare *her for medical
and recently joined the school. She.also works in
college's award-winning the Academic Center for
Brain Bowl team. She also, Excellence as tutor for ad-
has maintained her con- danced mathematics and
nection to athletics by chemistry. She is working
serving as a volunteer as- on service proj ects f6r the.
sistant coach for her old Phi Theta Kappa Honor
high school team. .I Society and is a member of
Chipola Honors adviser Pre- Med Society and the
Bonnie. Smith says, 'Alana Science Club. She is. quite
drives 45 minutes to class- remarkable."


Honor Roll for Sneads
Elementary School


Special to the Floridan-

The following students
made the A and A-B
Honor Roll for the first
nine weeks at Sneads
Elementary:
All A Honor Roll
First Grade Kylee Alday,I
Katelyn Armstrong, Tyler
Armstrong, trinity Barkley,/ '
Brodie Basford, Gabri-
ella Beauchamp, Anthony
Bramblett, Abigail Brown,
Carissa Brown, Jainaia
Brown, Kiri Byers, Blane j
Comerford, Makayla
Crews, Mason Dicaprio,
* Jake Hutchinson, Elisha
Jackson, Kariyah Jack-
son, Hannah Key, Hunter I
Koonce, Ava Lucas,Joseph
Mancill, Ruben Mayes,
7Tyrese McLeod, Jolie' Mel-
ancon, Laci Nichols, Rich-
ard Rickett, Charles Smith,
Joseph Smith, Sophia
Varnum, Reagan Watkins,
and ConnorWester
Second Grade Caden
Bailey, Elias Barfoot,
Gabrielle Bellamy, Noah
Boydstun, Michael
Bramblett, Emily.Brown,
Tatum Conrad, Dequin-,
ton Davis, John Dolan, I
Michael Eubanks, Makay-.
lee Fierro, Ke'arie Gray,:
Hayley Guy, Adika Hayes,
Ronan Howell, Brailyn.
Jackson, Kaliah Johnson,
Daniel Juarez, Chloe
King, Emily Lamoureaux,
Nickson Milsapp,.Cloielyn
O'Neal, Makinlee Palmer,
Treven Pruett, Mary Grace
Rogers, Michael Sapp, Ely
Simpson, Ella Sprouse,,
James Stone, anid Adrian
Williams -'. 1
Third Grade Howard Al-'
exander, Elizabeth Arnold,
Shelby Brown, Morgan
Edwards, Katharina
Hamilton, Tristan Jones,
Hannah Kirkland, Karina
Lopez, Levi McDaniel,
Feine Richards,,Andrew
Tindall, Gabriel Valadez,-
and Daylin Williams
Fourth Grade Jacob Al-
day, Devin.Barnes, Mikae-
1mi Branch, Kala Brown,
Marlee Carpenter, Heather
Eldridge, Ryan Grover, .
Kennedy Harrell, Jackson
Hathcock, Abigail Hicks,
Hunter Mercer, Walker
Robbirds, Aaron Rogers,
and Isabella Varnum
Fifth Grade Kate-
lynn Dunaway, Paydon
Grooms, Travis Howell,
Parker McCord, and Alexis
Moneyham
A-B Honor Roll
First Grade -Abigail
Allen, Zechariah Bar-
wick, Logan Bowen, John
Brogdon IV, Dalton Brown,
John Cook, Layden Craw-
ford, Raegan Dawson,
Hunter Edwards, Bryce Ev-
erett, Josef Finch, Hayden
Hemdon, Michael Hinson,
Brady Jones, Robert Jones,
Synceire Mallett, Alexis
Mancill, Logan Mancill,
Edvin Mendez-Carranza,
Gannon Phillips, Ziland
Scipper, Eathen Shuff,
Allison Tucker, Ashton
Vunkannon, Lillian War-
ren, Rylee Wheaton, Kayla
Williford, EllieWirick, and


MarjeWray,
Second Grade-Aidan
Arnold, Isaiah Barnes,
Constance Bartle, Kaden
Baxter, Jayden Boyett,'_
Marquan Cruse, Cody
Dean, Hayden Deese,
Nicolas Dykes, Nicolas-
Eubanks, Morgan Folsom,
Jayiah Gardner, Andrew
Glover, Rea Green, Gabri-
elle Hagin, Kenley Hall,
Kaylee Harrison, Nicolas
Hill, Shontavia Johnson,,
Trevor Kirkland, Keivona
Lee, 'Cole Lewis, Kylie Me-
jia, Mercy Nelson, Court-
ney Parramore, Jason Pat-
terson, Jake Porter, Jimmy
Price, Craig Pringle, Jadyn
Riano, Haley Rounds,
Gabbi Sellers, Lana Smith,
Destiny Thurman, Aven
Tyus, and Kevin Vinson
Third Grade Javian '
Barnes, Alex Benton, Om
Bhakta, Kennedy Brown,
Levi Burke, Trisha Cook,
Jasmine Dudley, Rubin
Dunaway, James Glisson,
Tabitha Glover, Kaylee
Grammer, Jalandria
Grandberry, Nevin Hall,
Desiree Harris, Hunter
Hill, Marissa Jackson,
Amarion Johnson, Kaliah
Jones, Chase King, Aedan
Lucas, Chance McDonald,
Caden Mercer, Carson
Neel, Cooper Neel, Ryan
O'Pry, Brian Page, James
Parramore, Alexus Peraza,
Alyssa Rabon, Joseph
Robinson, Miranda
Rogers, Mason Rowell,
Breanna Sexton, Kilik
Simmons, Kylie Stephens,"
Jared Thompson. Peyton
Thompson, Landon Wag-.
ner, Kane Wentz, Kinsley
Wiliams, HaleyWilliford,.
and Jaysten Wooden
. Fourth Grade 1- Colton
Barfield, Michael Baxter,
Natalie Benton, Jankf
Bhakta, Sidna Branch,
Peyton Brown, Taylor
Brown, Elijah Burke, Kate-
lyn Chumley, Jaden Com-
erford, Darrell Dowling,;,
Samuel Godwin, Talayah
Hall, Ashona Hardy, Sam-
uel Hdidelberger, Brianna
HUI, Callie Howell, Lillian
Keels, Alyssa Mathis,
Tamariell McNealy, Lily
Miller, Gabriella Moctezu-
ma, Jack O'Brian, Joanna I
Parramore, Rushi Patel,
Seth Petersen, Nalainee
Pitts, Erica Rhodes, Jaycee
Stephens, Katelyn Stone,;
Skylar Thaxton, Kimberly
Vinson, Destinee White,
Stacey White, and Destiny
Williams
Fifth Grade Samantha
Adkins, Kelly Alexander,
CohinAlford, Russell Al-
len, Kilee Bowen, Han-
nah Cano-Garcia, Macy
Emmons, Andres Ham-
ilton, Steven Hamilton,
Jacob Hand, Parker Hayes,
Brendan Hays, Hayden
Johnison, Jada' Kingry, Tay-
lor Lanphere, Karlie Leigh,
Shelby Montroy, Hunter
Rhanies, Georgia Scott,
Madison Skipper, Ethan
Stephens, Emily Stone,
Drew Taylor, Zachary
Thomas, Emma Thomp-
son, Bradley Timms,
Taylor Tolbert, Makaila
Wade, Annemarie Wells,
and Luke Wilson-


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20,2013 3AF


SES FIRST GRADE PUMPKIN CONTEST


Sneads Elementary
recently held their
annual first-grade
pumpkin contest. Stu-
dents could enter a
pumpkin in one-of three
categories: Painted,
Carved or Decorated.
Listed winners and more
photos are online at the
SES website under the
Library link.


SUBMITTED PHOTOS iS? k
T yrese McLeod (left), winner of Mrs.
Pilcher's Principal's Award, and.Ms.,.
B's: Most Creative Pumpkin Award
.winner Jainaia Brown.


Best Painted Pumpkin contest winners are: 1st place-Kylee
Alday; 2nd place-Mekhi McLeod; 3rd place-Dalton Brown.


BestCave Pumpkin winners are: 1st place- Hunter
Edwards; 2nd'pla~ce-Sophih Varnum, 3rd place-'Jolie'
Melancon. Best Decorated Pumpkin winners are: 1st place-Rylee
Wheaton; 2nd place-Allison Tucker; 3rd place-Bryce Everett.


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Original works by Chipola College art students are now on display at Chipola College in the
Art Gallery of the Violet McLendon Fine Arts Building located on Indian Circle by art student
Chris Rockwell of Bbnifay.


Art work on display at Chip ola


Special to the Floridan

Original works by,
Chipola College art stu-
dents is now on display
at Chipola College in
.the Art Gallery of the
Violet McLendon Fine
Arts Building located on
Indiati Circle.
The exhibit is open to
the public for viewing on
Monday and Wednes-
days, from 8 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., Nov. 18 through
Dec. 2.
The student show rep-
resents the/work of stu-
dents in instructor Chuck
Carbia's Drawinrg I course
with an emphasis in Col-
lage Drawings and Tonal
'Studies. The exhibit also
features work created in


Original works by Chipola College art students are now on
display at Chipola College in the Art Gallery of the Violet
McLendon Fine Arts Building located on Indian Circle by art
student Morgan Cook of Marianna.


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Nuclear power


threatened, but


necessary
N nuclear power emits zero emissions into the
atmosphere and generates a huge amount of
electricity for cities and states to use. It's an
energy source Florida needs more of, as the state will
need another 10 gigawatts by 2030.
U.S. nuclear power plants tend to be safer than plants
fueled by coal, oil or natural gas.
Yet this clean power is threatened by a combination
of market forces and regulatory'hurdles that have sent
construction costs surging. The 2011 earthquake and
tsunami that hit Japan also hurt nuclear power's reputa-
tion, as three nuclear reactors at Fukushima melted
down. The Fukushima disaster caused a worldwide
re-examination of nuclear power.
But casting aside nuclear power could have negative
consequences in the long term, for the U.S. and the
world. Nuclear power must be part of the American
energy portfolio.
This industry should be seeing a trend of more con-,
struction, but government regulation and market forces
began working against nuclear power years ago.
Natural gas emits about half of the carbon emissions
of coal. Natural gas plants are also faster and cheaper
to build. The average nuclear power plant takes about a
decade to build, according to CNN.
Only five new reactors ate under construction in the
U.S. The market is moving toward reliance on natural
gas.
No power source comes without risk, Coal sees many
workers die in mines, and it's the dirtiest fuel for elec-
tricity. Natural gas also carries with it the risk of explo-
sion andleaks. U.S. nuclear power has a much better
* safety record than either gas or coal.
Florida'needs a diverse energy sector. By 2030, ac-
cording to the Florida'Chamber Foundation, 6 million
new residents will call Florida home, and the state will
need another 10 gigawatts of electricity.
-Nuclear power balanced against natural gas is the
best way to meet the future Florida power demand:

Scripps Howard News Service

Yellen would be first


woman to run Fed
T he head of the Federal Reserve board is one of the
most powerful and, outside of financial circles,
''..Lleast known officials in the U.S. government.'
The Fed, an independent agency that jealously guards
that independence, has $3.8 trillion in assets, sets inter-
est rates and, since the recession, has an open license
to intervene in the economy.,
The Fed has two mandates that can easily come in..
conflict maintain a stable currency, which basically
* means keeping inflation under control, and try to com-
bat unemployment.
The Fed chair's semi-annual appearances before
Congress one day each for the Senate and House
are major economic events with the central banker's
testimony closely monitored worldwide.
It's a safe bet that fewrAmericans have heard of Janet
Yellen -and even fewer could recognize her, but after
.a two-hour confirmation hearing beforethe Senate
-'Banking Comminee, \'e[en, President Obama's pickito
lead the Fed, seems assured of Senate approval, despite
a handful of dissenters.
She would succeed Ben Bemanke,~who will step down
Jan. 31 after eight years on the job. Yellen, 67, indicated
that she would continue Bernarike's policies which are
heavily weighted toward stimulus super-low interest
rates and the monthly purchase of $85 billion in bonds.
Yellen indicated to the committee that she is on board
with Bernanke's plan to keep interest rates near zero
until.the jobless rate, now 7.3 percent, falls to 6.5 per-
c~ent. The bond-buying program seems likely to remain
in place at its current rate until at least March. Whether
to continue it and how long will be one'ofYellen's first
major decisions as chair.
Her testimony before the committee cheered stock
markets here and abroad, especially in Asia, where ma-
jor indexes rose sharply, in some case to record highs.
Yellen has the resume for the job. Her academic
credentials include Harvard, the London School of
Economics and UC-Blerkeley. She was a governor of
the Federal Reserve System before becoming chair of
President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. From
there she became president of Federal Reserye Bank
of San Francisco before becoming vice chair of the
national Federal Reserve system in 2010.
The Banking committee may approve her nomination
as early as this corning week. When the time comes the
full Senate should confirm her quickly and decisively
without the .usual political hostage-taking designed to
extract concession from the White House.
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uncertainty.


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Dems kept mum about downsidesof health act


T he journalist Jonathan Cohn,
an ardent supporter of
Obamacare, recently wrote
in The New Republic that problems
with the rollout of the Affordable,-
Care Act should be "an opportunity
to have a serious conversation
about the law's trade-offs the
one that should have happened 'a
while ago."
Cohn is right that there was no
serious conversation about those
trade-offs back when Congress was
considering the law's passage in
2009 and 2010. But why was that?
It was because President Obama
and his Democratic allies could not
speak seriously -=and honestly
about those trade-offs and still
pass their bill.
So instead, Obama assured
Americans they could keep health
care policies they liked. And it
wasn't just Obama. "One of our
core principles is that if you like the
health care you have, youicankeep
'it," Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid said in August 2009. "If you
like what you have, you can keep
it,'! said then-House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi in October of the same year.
Many, many Democrats promised
te samething'.They had to. If they
had declared openly that millions
of Americans would lose their.
current coverage and face higher
premiums and deductibles"-if
Obama and Democratic leaders
had said that, they'would'not have
been able to maintain partytinity
in support of the-bill, and theMAf-
fordable Care Act would never have
passed Congress. ;
It would not have mattered that
Republicans opposed the bill unan-,
imously A frank public discussion
of Obamacare would have divided
Democratic support, with the result
being no new law atall.
K But now, as the reality of Obam-
acare begins to present itself in
the lives of millions of Americans,'


Byron~.rk


the president and his parry can
no longer avoid an honest look at
the law they passed. And one part
of that honesty will be examining
what they said when they passed
Obamacare. There will likely be.,
a lot of accountability in coming
months.
For example, CNN's Jake Tapper
recently asked Rep. Steve Israel, a
leading congressional' Democrat,
whether the bill's supporters "were
as forthright about some of the is-',
sues as they could have been" dur-
ink the Obamacare debate. Tapper
specified not just the president's
keep-your-coverage promise but
"some of the trade-offs" of the law
that favor some Americans over
others. "If you could go back in
time, do you think there should
have been more honest salesman-
ship?" Tapper asked.
"Well, there should have been
certainly more precise education
and more precise salesmanship,
there's no question about that,"
Israel said. "But you can't go back
in time.",
Yes, you can. Not literally; .of
course Democrats can't have a.
d6-over. Bui the American people
can certainly go back in time and
examine the Democratic, sales job
for Obamacare in light of today's
reality The president and his party
knew full well the trade-offs they
were making; they just didn't tefl
the rest of the country.
All during the debate, Democratic
officeholders, aides, policy wonks,
advocates and sympathetic jour-


nalists all knew coverage cancella-
tions would be coming as part of
Obamacare. Of course, the presi-
dent knew, too. When Obama made
the keep-your-coverage promise,
over and over, those Washi ngton
insiders accepted the untruth as
a necessary part of the process,
something Democrats had to do to
pass their bill. I , ,
But millions of Americans didn't
get the memo and took Obama
at his word. And now that the
promise has been proven false, the
I president is trying to recover his
credibility his desire to do so was
painfully evident at his JLong and
sometimes rambling news confer-
ence and his parry is searching
for cover.
There Won't be aiy.JIn coming
days, Republicans, who voted,
unanimously against Obamacare,,
will be happy to remind the public
of what Democrats promised. On
Thursday afternoonfor example,
"'the House GOP leadership pub-
lished a list of quotes from 61'
House Democrats pledging that
if Americans liked their health
coverage they could keep it. And
in the Senate, for those vulnerable
Democrats up for re-election in
2014, the accountability could be
quite painful indeed.
The situation could become infi-
nitely worse if problems'now plagu-
ing the individual insurance market
begin to infect employer-based
insurance, which covers by far the
largest number of Americans.
In response. Democrats will
no doubt talk a lot about various
measures to "fix',this or that part
of Obamacare. But voters will know
that those Democrats are just seek-
ing to clean up a mess they made in
the first place. The political price to
be paid could be very, very high.

Brc'n .:.rk is Chief polit cal corre;p':rdert for
The Washington Examiner.


Even in adversity, a child may bring hope
'Abortion. is an experience Sacrifice can seeii'~iforeign in a
*j4 both known and unknown self-obsessed society, but a life
LA a matter for~sileic'e even IiVed'for another expresses the true
in its ubiquity. It's everywhere in meaning of, love. Instead of pre-
our politics and society, yet it is a tending that abortion is a solution
subject often elided, reduced to to difficulties, we. have a respon-
euphemism or outright avoided. *sibility to support life, so that unex-
"One in three women has an Kktthry Vpez, pected parenthood can be a source
abortion by the age of 45," reads a ILM1I-/nLf pez of "joy and expectancy," as "Gift of
subhead in a recent, much-talked- Joy" puts it.
about article inNew York m4ga- glossy piece. "The presence of new life in the
zine. One of the many women pro- And yet even in its incomplete- womb of the mother brings unique
filed in the p~ece had to get money ness it makes clear-as anyone joy and hope to the center of our
for the procedure from a gas sta- who has ever had anything to do families, our Church, and our
tion ATM; the credit-card scanner with or otherwise been touched world," Archbishop Kurtz and his
at a Kentucky clinic wasn't working. by abortion knows: "There are so co-author write. "It is never too
The woman didn't consider abor- many what-ifs in there ... in no case early to give thanks for the gift of
tion "killing," but she didn't want is it really without consequence," new life and to ask the Lord for His
to do it. Months later, both she and as Vicki Thorne, founder of Project blessing."
her boyfriend regret it. Rachel, a post-abortion support, This assertion is a contrast to
The piece tells 26 stories, involv- group, says. the rhetoric of choice, the veil of
ing compassionate and callous In this way, the piece, much women's freedom and empower-
medical staff, involving home talked about, 'does something ment that our politics and cultural
abortions and shame and secrecy; significant: Inadvertently, perhaps, expectations often place over the
"The same woman can wake up it is a cry for a culture to'embrace "'issue. Even in adversity,.a child
one morning with regret, the next life, acknowledge death and move may bring with it a hope that the
with relief- most have feelings forward to something better. In world would be impoverished
too knotty for a picket sign," the confronting the effects of "choice," without.
piece reports. an opportunity for healing and The book is a reflection on gifts,
"There's no room," one woman education arises, which is quite timely during this
reflects, "to talk about being This past week, a new president holiday season: "A true gift is some--
unsure." of the United States Conference thing -=or even someone we
It's an' incomplete picture, as of Catholic Bishops was elected: would'never have expected ... A
Theresa Bonapartis, director of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of true gift is beyond our power and
Lunina, a post-abortion ministry' Louisville, Ky. Kurtz is co-author of cannot be confined'... The happi-
in NewYork,,observes. Among the a chapbook, "Gift of Joy," pub- ness from a gift reaches our heart
missing stories: mothers who get lished by Our Sunday Visitor. It's an and shapes our spirit."


an adverse diagnosis about their
child, who wish they had let nature
take its course, rather than ending'
the life of their child. "So much is
missing," she says, from the


invitation to enjoy every blessed
moment of a child's life. The book
reminds us to.bask in gratitude for
every second of such a wonderful,
vulnerable life. 0


Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National'
Review Online www.nationalreview.com.
She can be contacted at
klopez@nationalreview.com.




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Corporations still deal-shy even as stocks surge


The Associated Press

NEW YORK A surging stock
market usually comes with a
boom in corporate deal-making.
But deals are lagging this year,
even as the market notches a se-
ries of record highs and is headed
for its best year in a decade.
Deal levels are sluggish for a
number of reasons. The U.S. eco-
nomic recovery has been slow
and unsteady. Investors are con-
cerned that, growth could falter
if the Federal Reserve withdraws
its huge stimulus program too
quickly. Stock valuations are get-
ting pricier. There are also fears
of more budget fights in Wash-
ington and a possible default by
the U.S. government.
"If you're an investor, a C-Suite
executive tryingto make abigbet,
you're probably going to be more
cautious," said Richard Jean-,
neret, who advises .companies
on mergers and divestitures as a
member of the Americas execu-
tive board at EY, the global con-
sultancy firm formerly known as
Ernst & Young.
The value of U.S. deals an-
nounced through the first nine
months of 2013 was 33 percent
below the same period in 2007,
when the stock market was also
marching toward an all-time
high and deals surged. Mergers
and acquisition totaled $761 bil-
lion through September, com-
pared with $1.1 trillion over. the
same stretch in 2007.
Executives are also holding
back because they see stocks


Asluggish economic recovery, pricey stock evaluations and fears of more grii
activity in 2013. Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital acquiring Heinz is one o


becoming more expensive rela-
tive to earnings. Companies in
the Standard & Poor's 500 index
have an average price-earnings
ratio a measure of how much
investors are willing to pay for fu-
ture earnings of 15.1. That's up
from-12.6 at the start of this year.
Mergers fell off dramatically af-
ter 2007 as companies retrenched
and focused on survival in the
wake of the financial crisis, and
Great Recession.
An economic recovery that
began more than four years ago
has been halting, but the broad-
er stock market has surged. The
S&P 500 index has climbed 160
percent since its recession low in


March 2009.
A pair of big-name deals in
February led investors to think
the M&A market was heating up.
Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hatha-
way joined another investment
firm to acquire Heinzfor $23.3
billion and Michael' Dell offered
to take his computer company
private for $24 billion. But in-
stead of inspiring more corpo-
rate combinations, big deals
fizzled out after those two were
announced.
Other events have given deal-
makers pause. In October, in-
vestors saw how dysfunctional
Washington had become. An
impasse over the federal budget


S&P 500 climbed to a record ina
March, 2000.
Analysts have been expecting
a pickup in deals for some time
--partly because companies are
sitting on record piles of cash.
Borrowing qosts are. also. low,
another factor that encourages
deal-making.
pStock prices typically rise when
there is a lot of merger activ-
ity because the acquiring com-
panies typically paybea ore than
the target companies' market'
pn6cea A more ebullient M&A
market can also lead to bidding
wars between acqtuiring compa-
-u nies, pushing stock prices even

Now, when an acquiring com-
pany sweetens its offer to buy a
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS F1I LE PHOTO Company, it's often paying less of
wlock in Washington have stalled deal a premaumi.
)f the, few big deals this year. The average premium paid in
deals this year is 20 Percent, the
led to a 16-day partial shutdown lowest since 1995, according to
of the government. The U.S. also data from Dealogic. The average
came close to defaulting on its premium paid by acquirers since
debt. then is 32 percent.
The 'most recent peak in. U.S. In the past, advances in the
deal activity came in the second stock market coincided with a
quarter r of 2007, when U.S. corn- rising tide of deals.
panies. announced $508 billion An increase in deal-making
of acquisitions, according to EY would be a positive sign for the
data. Less than four months later, stock market because it indi-
in October, the S&P 500 reached cates that companies a re more
1,565, a record at the time. confident about future growth,
A surge in acquisitions also said Alec Young, a glob 'al equl-
preceded a run-up in the .stock ties susategist ai S&,P Capital IQ.,
market in the late 1990s. Corn- However, if the pace ofI merg-
panies announced $1.5 trillion ers were to pick up to a "frenzy;")
worth. of deals in 1999 before as in 2007, that may- signal, that
deals dropped off when the the- broader 'stock -market has,
technology-bubble burst. The peaked, Young-said.


Can- good bacteriia fiht a roi edica hrat


By Consumer Reports


A serious infection that
has been on the rise in hos-
pital patients is now be-
ing increasingly reported
among people who work or
spend time in health care"
settings, such as a doctor's
office or clinic, Consumer
Reports On I-ealth" warns.
Caused by the bacterium
Clostridium difficile, also
known as C-diff, the in-
fection can cause chronic
diarrhea, abdominal pain
and intestinal inflamma-
tion, which in severe cases
can be life-threatening.
The problem often af-
fects hospitalized patients
treated with antibiotics,
which not only kill harm-
ful bacteria but. also can
destroy protective ones,
allowing C-diff to gain a
foothold. But new research
suggests that the bugs are
now also infecting peo-
ple outside hospital set-
* tings, including some who
- haven't taken antibiotics.
In a study 6f 984. people
with C-diff published on-
line June 17 in JAMA In-
ternal Medicine, about 60


percent had taken anti-
biotics within the previ-
ous 12 weeks but more
than 80 percent had been
to some type of health care
clinic.
While the'odds. of con-
tracting a C-diff infection
are low overall (about 1 in
100 for someone admitted
to a hospital, and much
lower for others), the con-
sequences can be serious.
That's especially true be-
cause the bacterium has
been evolving into increas-
ingly virulent strains that
can resist drug treatment.
So how can you protect
yourself from this threat?
Research is finding that
the answer might lie in
probiotics helpful bac-
teria that live in the human
gut. A growing body of evi-
dence suggests that those
trillions of microorgan-
isms play a critical role in
defending us from illness,
and that taking supple-
mental doses of probiotics
might help prevent infec-
tions like C-diff by restor-
ing the balance of "good
bugs" in the gut,
Helpful bacteria


found in nature


Found in pills, powders
and fermented foods such
a:s yogurt and kefir, probi-
otics are often said to help
"balance" our internal mi-
crobial communities, or
microbiome, by providing
an infusion of health-pro-
moting bugs that sup-
port the body's optimal
functioning. Boosts may
be especially. important
at times when our native
bacteria are under assault
from antibiotics.
Disruptions to our mi-
crobiome have been
linked to everything from,
obesity to anxiety. But
while probiotics are some-
times touted for those and
other ailments, Consumer
Reports On Health notes
that there's little evidence
that they can' help treat
them. The strongest stud-
ies of probiotics have in-
stead focused on their role
in immunity.
Studies have shown there
are 10 times more bacterial
cells than there are human
cells living in our bodies,
'concentrated mostly 'in


the intestines. Those bac-
teria help digest food and
synthesize vitamins. They
alsd help fortify bur de-
fenses against germs that
can cause infections.
Scientists speculate
that our increasingly ster-
ile environment may be
weakening this micro-
bial shield. Our homes
-are more hygienic and we
have less contact with bac-
teria-laden soil and ani-
mals than our ancestors
did. Our food and water
are also treated in ways
that reduce microscopic
freeloaders. These devel-
opments have no doubt
reduced our exposure to
potentially dangerous mi-
croorganisms, but they
may also be limiting the
microbial 'diversity that
helps keep our immune
defenses humming.
Perhaps the biggest
threat to our microbi-
ome, though, is our reli-
ance on antibiotics. Those
drugs are prized for their
ability 'to treat infections
caused by bacteria. Un-
fortunately, they often kill
helpful bacteria along with


harmful ones.
Consumer Reports says:
There are important gaps
in the evidence, but stud-
ies suggest that. probiotics
could be an effective pre-
caution against the devel-
opment of antibiotic-asso-
ciated diarrhea, including
cases that are caused by
C-diff. Consider taking a
probiotic whenever you
are prescribed antibiotics
for more than just a few
days.


Though the evidence is
weak, some experts say
probiotics are worth a try
in other risky situations,
such. as when taking a
cruise or visiting a devel-
oping country.. Finally,
consider asking your doc-
tor about taking probiotics
before being admitted to a
hospital, where potentially
harmful bacteria may lurk.
And never use probiotics
as a substitute for medical
care.


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Dear Bruce: My husband
recently passed away.
Soon I will be receiving
his pension. My husband
would have turned 65
years old this month; he
never collected any of this.
I will be 64 years old in
October.
My options are to receive
$37,000 in one lump sum
or to get $221 a month
for the rest Qf my life.
My mom is 93 years old,
so there is longevity on


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choose?
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Dear R.RA: First of all, if
you take the $37,000, you


have to invest it quite ag-
gressively in order to give
you a higher return. Keep
in mind that the principal
will become part-of your
estate. In other words, if
you take the lump sum
and.pass away early, you'll
leave a bigger estate. That
would be far less impor-
tant than what is best for
you.
It all comes back to
what you would, do with
the money. If you are an


aggressive investor, you
might want to consider
taking the lump sum, but
in the absence of that, I
would be more comfort-
able with the lifetime
annuity.

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New allegation made against Zinunerman im court


The Associated Press

SANFORD George
Zimmerman's girlfriend
said he tried to choke her
about a week ago during
an altercation that was
not initially reported 4to
police, a prosecutor told
a judge Tuesday during
Zimmerman's first 'court
appearance on domestic
violence-related charges.
Samantha Scheibe
feared for her life because
Zimmerman mentioned
suicide and said he "had
nothing to lose," according
to Assistant State Attorney
Lymary Munoz.
After the hearing, Zim-
merman's public defend-
ers said he did not ap-
pear to be suicidal and
expressed confidence he
'would be acquitted of any
wrongdoing.
Hours later, Zimmerman
was released from jail after
posting $9,000 bond. He
was seen walking out of
the jail smiling and getting
into a car.-
Judge Frederic Schott.
ordered him to stay away.
from Scheibe's house,
wear a monitoring device
and refrain from contact
with her. He was forbidden
from possessing guns or
ammunition or travelling
outside Florida.
Zimmerman' has been
charged with aggravated
assault, a third-degree
felony punishable by up.


T l'HEA.SSUbIAtEuPREScS
George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon
Martin, faces' his defense counsel Jeff Dowdy in court Tuesday, in Sanford, Fla., during his
hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.


to five years in prison. He
also has been charged with
battery and'criminal mis-
chief, both misdemeanors.
An. arraignment was setfor
Jan. 7.
, Schott said Zimmerman's
previous brushes with the
law were not a factor in the
conditions he imposed,
but, he did cite .the new'
allegation of choking as
a reason 'for the 'bond
amount.
Earlier this year, Zimmer-
man was acquitted of all
charges in the fatal shoot-
ing of teenager Trayvon
Martin in a case that drew
worldwide attention.


Zimmerman, 30, wore
gray jail, garments and
handcuffs during the hear-
ing aid spoke only when
answering yes or no 'to the
judge.
Public defender -Jeff
Dowdy said Zimmerman's
family has been support-
ing him financially.
"I-would think it would
be difficult for 'George
Zimmerman to get a job in
central Florida," he said.
Dowdy and another pib-
lic defender, Daniel Mega-
ro, said Zimmerman was
not suicidal despite what
the prosecutor said.
"He doesn't appear to be


a danger to himself or a
danger to anybody else,"
Megard said.
Zimmerman has' previ-
ously used, a w'ebsite to.
raise money for his legal
and living expenses, ur-
cluding $95,000 spent on
bail in the Trayvon Mar-
tin case. The site also says
tens of thou'and- of dol-
lars. were spent on living
expenses and'secuur ity.
The most recent post-
ing on the site, weeks
before ZimmbrmaR's ac-
quittal, said the fund
ran out of money in late
May but raised tens of
thousands more after


public requests foi help.
A link to donate via Pay-
Pal did not appear to be,
working Tuesday.
In this latest scuffle, both
Zimmerman anid his girl-
friend called 911 and pro-'
vided dueling descriptions
to' dispatchers' about the
argument at the home she
rented where Zimmerman
was also staying.
Scheibe accused him
rin 'the emergency call
of'pointing a gun. 'at" her,
smashing a coffee table
and then pushing her
outside. Zimmerman also
called dispatchers, denied
pointing a gun at, her and
blamed her for the broken
table.
The girlfriend told depu-
ties the ordeal started with
a verbal argument and that
she asked Zimmerman to
leave the house. Her ac-
count in the arrest report
says he began packing his
belongings, including a
shotgun and an assault
rifle. She says she began
putting his things ,in the
living' room and outside
the house, and he became
upset.".
At that point, the report
said, he took the shotgun
,ut of its case.
Zimmerman 'told his
girlfriend to leave' and'
smashed a pair of her
sunglasses as she walked
toward the front door, the-
report said., Scheibe told
deputies he 'pushed her


out of the house when she
got close to the door.
"You point your gun at
my pricking face," Scheibe
is heard telling Zimmer-
man on a 911 call. "Get
out of my house. Do
not push me but of my
house. Please get out of my
house."
Seconds later, she told the
dispatcher, "You kidding
me? He pushed me out of
my house and locked me
out..., He knows how to do
this. He knows how to play
this game." '
Moments later, Zimmer-
man called 911 from inside
the house to tell his side of
the story.
"I have a' gilfriend who,
for lack of a better word,
has* gone crazy on me,"
Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman then said
he never'rpulled a gun on
his girlfriend and that it
was she. who. smashed
a table. He also told the
dispatcher. that Scheibe
was pregnant with -their
child and'that she had de-
cided she, would raise the
child on her own. When,
Zimmerman started to
leave, "she got mad," he
said.
Seminole County Chief
DeOurty Dennis Lemma
said at a. news conference
that Scleibe wag .not preg-
nant.'He also said Zimmer-
man, was compliant and
unarmed when deputies
came to the house.


Florida Congressman Radel charged with cocaine possession


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Flori-
da Rep. Henry "Trey"'Radel
has been charged with
cocaine possession after
what.,an official described'
Tuesday as a ."buy. and
bust" operation:
In .a statement express-
ing regret, the 37-year-old
Republican freshman. law-
maker said he struggles
with alcoholism, and in-
tends'. to seek treatment
and counseling. Radel-
made no mention of his
.political future.
Authorities allege Radel ;
possessed cocaine on Oct.
29. He was scheduled to.
appear Wednesday morn-
ing in District of Columbia
Superior Court. A one-sen-
tence court.document did
not.add any details about
his'arrest.
A DrugEnforcement Ad-
ministration official said



Man guilty of killing
city commissioner
father
NIAMI -A 21-year-old
man has been convicted
- of fatally.shooting his
fatheri-'- a South Miami.
commissioner.
AMiami-Dade.County -.
jury found Jason Beckman
guilty Tuesday offirst- .
degree murder. Because,
Beckman was 17 at the
time of the killing, he's
not eligible for the death
penalty. TheMiami Herald
reports that prosecutors
will seek a life sentence..
Prosecutors say Beck-
man had planned his
father's murder for weeks.
In April 2009, he'walked
into a bathroom as Jay
Beckman was showering
and shot him in the face.
with a shotgun. I
Defense attorneys said
the killing wasn't inten-


THEASSOCIATED PRESS-
This Sept. 3, photo, shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel R-Fla.,
on Capitol Hill in Washington. Radel has been charged with
misdemeanor cocaine possession in Washington.

Radel was 'arrested after in his own name, saidiRadel
buying cocaine from an was identified to authori-
undercover law enforce- ties as a cocaine buyer-.by
ment officer. The official, his suspected dealer. The
who spoke on the condi- dealer had been previously
tion.of anonymity because arrested asIpart of a sepa-
he was not authorized to rate drug investigation led
release details of the case by a federal task.force.

S *. "State Briefs'


iional. They pointed to
Jason Beckman's social'
awkwardness and the
fact that he suffers from
Asperger'S Syndrome, a
type of autism.
Jay Beckman had been
a city commissioner for
three years before'his
death.

Jury recommends
death for killer of 2
officers
TAMPA- A Tamipa jury
is recommending that' a
man convicted of killing
two police officers'shoulc
be executed for his crime
The penalty phase of'
Dontae Morris' trial was
held Tuesday in Hillsbor-
ough County Court.
On Friday, the jury
found Moilis guilty of
two' counts of first-degree
mu order. Oni Tesday, it'
took the jury 54 minutes


* to return a unanimous.
.,decision that Morris .'.
should face the death
penalty.
The judge will makle the
final decision on Morrk'
fate, but said during the
trial that he would give
great weight to the jury's
wishes.
Morris killed David.
Curtis an'd Jeffrey Kocab in
June 2010.


"In facing this charge, I for the courts. District,
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my family, friends and con- tween Rep. Radel, his fam- commwu
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Florida businesses eye Mideast aviation bonanza


The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates-Tuckednearthe
back of one of the world's
largest airshows is a mod-
est pavilion for the state of
Florida, where a handful of
businesses are trying to get
a piece of the billions be-
ing invested in the aviation
industry by wealthy Arab
governments. .
Facing stagnation and
even economic downturn
back home, 11 Florida
companies are hawking
aviation equipment and
training services at -the
Dubai Airshow, located in
a sprawling Arabian, des-
ert site that will soon be
home to the region's'new-
est mega-airport.
Theindustry'smostlucra-
tive deals are increasingly
being inked in the Middle
East, and the biennial air-
show gives businesses a
chance to promote their
products globally. Nearly
$200. billion in deals have
been announced over the
first two days. Florida,
which has more than 2,000
aviation and aerospace,
companies operating
there, is the only U.S. state
represented.
The Florida businesses
really are small fish among
the 1,055 exhibitors in-
cluding the biggest names
in defense and civil avia-
tion in the airshow'ss
massive exhibition hall,
which is about the size of
seven American -football
fields.
;Possibly one of the new-
est and smallest busi-
nesses at the airshow is the
family-run Global Turbine
Parts based out of Jupiter,
Fla. The company, which
has five employees, was
founded in 2005 and spe-
cializes as a broker and
supplier of turbine engine
parts.
"Look at Dubai. It's one
of the fastest growing cities
in the world," owner Sergio
Azoy said. "There's a big


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A member of the Bristow Academy (center) speaks with visitors during the Dubai Airshow, in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 19. Tucked near the back of one of the world's larg-
est airshows is a modest pavilion for the state of Florida, where a handful of businesses are
trying to get a piece of the billions being invested in the aviation industry by wealthy Arab


governments.
pool for corporate aircraft,
which we supply.".
His. son, Sergio Jr., says
they have returned for a
second time to the air-
show to reinforce their
relationship with. clients,
which include the Dubai
military and police. )
"For every company in
order to grow, you got to
take risks and take a ganm-'
ble and invest in yourself,"'
he said
In just an example of
the industry's potential
growth, Boeing has fore-
cast a long-term demand
globally for 35,280 new
airplanes, valued at $4.8
trillion. The company
says that in the Middle
East alone, airlines will re-
quire 2,610 new airplanes
over the next 20 years,
worth an estimated $550.
billion.
Raymond Deptula. of
Bristow Academy helps
manage a military training
program at the helicopter
flight school, which has al-
ready trained pilots around
the world for a number of
jobs,. including emergency
medical evacuation and


getting people on and off show for at least 10 years.
oil rigs for production and It pitched the small- and
exploration. The academy medium-sized businesses
has four campuses across a spot in the Florida pavil-.
the. United States with its ion, and also helped them
largest presence in Titus- design their booths.
ville, Fla. It has been train- "We like to think we are
ing pilots in the Gulf Arab very aggressive-in promot-
region for about 15 years ing our target industries,"
and has *also provided Manuel Mencia, the senior -
replica military training vice president, of Interna-
'for U.S. allies, including tional Trade & Business
low-level navigation tech-' Development at Enter-
niques -and night vision- prise Florida, said. "We feel
goggle fying. the Middle East.has great
* Gulf Arab countries are potential for Florida and
speeding up purchases of, Dubai is a great gateway to
helicopters and other: air- Southeast Asia, especially
craft, creating an urgent' India."
need to train pilots to fly Mencia said Florida's
those aircraft. Deptula exports of aviation-relat-
says being at the airshow ed equipment comprise
gives him a better under- more than $6 billion of,
standing of those training 'the nearly $90' billion in
requirements and gets the total state merchandise
company on the radar of exports. The organization
potential clients, says Florida. ranks, sixth
The global competition among the U.S. states in
is fierce, which is why En- exports.
terprise Florida, the state's While most of Florida's
economic development leading export markets
organization, 'takes part are in Central and South
in almost every major ,air- America, Saudi Arabia
show around the world. and the United 'Arab Emir-
The organization has par- ates are among the top 10.
ticipated in the Dubai Air- -Enterprise Florida says


around $7.5 billion of mer-
chandise was exported to
those countries in 2012,
including millions of dol-
lars in civilian aircraft and
parts.
"It's proven that export
creates jobs," Mencia said,
adding that around 1 mil-
lion jobs in Florida depend
on international trade and
foreign investment.
Some of the country's
largest aerospace compa-
nies have opened Florida
offices, such as Boeing,
Northrop Grumman,
Rockwell Collins, Honey-
well and Lockheed Martin.
The state is'also home to
the military's Central Com-
mand in Tampa, 'which
oversees U.S. military
operations in the Middle
East and Central Asia, as
well as the Southern Com-
mand, which oversees
U.S. military operations
in South America and the
Caribbean.
NASAs launch opera-
tions have been in Cape
Canaveral, Fla., since the
first human space flight
in 1968. The surrounding
area has been hit hard eco-
nomically since the space
shuttle program ended in
2011.
Patrick Murphy, direc-'
tor of training at Sunrise-
Flight Academy, says 20
possible clients are inter-
ested in joining the six-
month commercial pilot
training program after
approaching his booth at.
the airshow. The academy
has campuses in Orlando
and Jacksonville and has
trained several hundred
students' from Saudi. Ara-
bia and dozens from the
U.A.E. over the years, he.
said.
Murphy says the Unit-
ed; States has, one of the
world's best air traffic con-
trol systems and safety re-
cords, making it ideal for
pilot training.
"We already do business
'in the region and want to
do more," he said.


Sebelius

doing ACA

damage

control
The Associated Press

'MIAMI Department
of Health and Human
Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius said
Tuesday that eight of 10
people will be able to
use the government's
health care website to-
sign up for insurance by
the'end of the month.
The Obama adminis-
tration's top health care
official was at Florida
Technical College in Or-
lando Thesday morning
making her first of two
stops in the state to talk
up the Affordable Care
Act as fallout of the new
law grows. She was visit-
ing Miami's North Shore.
Medical Center later in
the day.
During the Orlando
stop, counselors from
the Center for Medicaid
and Medicare Services
talked with students
about insurance they
could purchase on'
www.Healthcare.gov.
Sebelius and President
Barack Obama have
repeatedly apologized
for a dismal launch of
the website, which con-
sumers'in 36 states were
stipposed to use begin-
ning on Oct. I to sign up
for coverage.
Despite the issues with
the website that have
stymied the rollout, Se-
belius implored students
in Orlando to "Come
back and see the site
again" once it re-opens.
Sebelius had been
traveling regularly as the
administration has been
in emergency mode;
trying to fix its health
'care website and to-beat
.back criticism that could
make .Americans leery of
usingit.


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After twisters, damaged



communities come together


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Ill. Aaron
Montgomery's house was not dam-
aged by the tornado that roared
through this central Illinois commu-
nity. But when the twister knocked
out power across. town, he had to
find a way to keep his 5-year-old
daughter alive.
The recipient of a heart trans-
plant last year, Isabel Montgom-
ery requires machinery to help her
breathe and eat. So her father furi-
ously made calls looking for help,
finally getting through to- a con-
struction company that loaned two
generators.
."I baby-sat the generators with
a gas can last night to make sure'
they were full and running," he said
Monday.
The cleanup from Sunday's out-
break of tornadoes had scarcely be-
gun, but people in'storm-ravaged
towns like Washington, 140 miles'
southwest of Chicago, had to keep
moving.
The .tornado cut a path about an
eighth of a mile wide from one side
of Washington to the other and
damaged or destroyed as many as
500 homes.
It could be days before power is
restored in the town of 16,000, state
officials 'said, Monday, and debris
was still scattered across the streets.
But people forced qoutof their homes,
were allowed back in Monday to
* survey damage and see what they
could save.
In one neighborhood, homeown-
ers and their friends and fami-
lies worked quickly in a stiff, cold
breeze. S.6ine homes had been
shattered into piles of brick, dry-
wall and lumber. Others, like Jessica
Bochart's house, still had sections
standing.
"All of this can be replaced," she
said, gesturing at the collapsed rem-


This aerial photo taken Monday, Nov. 18 shows a home that was destroyed by a
tornado that hit the western Illinois town of Washington on Sunday. It was one of
the worst-hit areas after intense storms and tornadoes swept through Illinois.


nants of her ceiling. But inside the
home she shares with her husband,.
son and daughter, she'was relieved
to find some irreplaceable things
intact photos, family heirloomfs
and the Bochart's. cat, Patches.
"He was, sitting, under our din-
ing table,. looking like, 'What
happened?"' Bochart said. as
she weighed the next set, of deci-
sions. Among them: Where will
the family live for now? Offers from
friends and family had poured in,
and they were in a hotel for the mo-
ment, but she hesitated with the
decision.
"I don't know," she said after a long
moment's thought.
'Though the powerful line of thun-
derstorms and tornadoes howled
across 12 'states Sunday, flatten-
ing neighborhoods in minutes, the
death toll stood at just eight.
Forecasters' uncannily ac-
curate predictions, combined
with television arid radio warnings,
text-message alerts and storm si-
rens, almost certainly saved lives.


But in Washington, the hardest-
hit town, many families, like the Bo-
charts, were also in church.
"I don't think we had one church
damaged," Mayor Gary Manier
said.
Daniel Bennett was officiating
Sunday service before 600 to 700
people when he heard a warning.
Then another. And another.
"I'd' say probably two dozen
phones started going off in the ser-
Aice, and everybody started looking
down," he said.
What they saw was a texi message
that a twister was in the area.
Bennett stopped the service and
ushered everyone to a safe place
until the threat passed.
A day later, many in the com-
munity believed that the messages
helped minimize the number of
dead and injured. t
"That's got to be connected," Ben-
niett said as he bicycled through a,
neighborhood looking for parishio-
ners' homes. "The ability to get in-
stant information."


;Thc "c.;ijci.ipd Pre-.& .

GETTYSBURG, Pa. In
solemnity, thousands of
people gathered at a cen-
tral Pennsyklania battle-
field park Tuesday to
honor a speech given 150
years ago that President
Abraham Lincoln pre-
dicted would not be long
remembered.
The inspirational and
famously short Gettys-
burg Address was praised
for, reinvigorating na-
tional ideals of freedom.,
liberty and justice amid a
Civil War that had torn the
country into pieces.
"President Lincoln
sought' to heal a nation's
wounds by defining what
a nation should be," said
Goxr. Tomr Corbett, calling
Lincoln's words superb,
his faith deep and his ge-
nius profound. "Lincoln
wrote his words on paper,
but he also inscribed them
in our heans."
* Echoing Lincoln, key-
note speaker and Civil War
historian James McPher-
son said the president took
the dais in November 1863
when it looked as though
the nation "might indeed
perish from the earth." -
"The Battle of Gettys-
burg became the hinge of


iHl' a I.. iii 'U'L
Rick Miller, a President Abraham Lincoln re-enactor, poses
for photographs after a ceremony commemorating the
150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers' National
Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Ad-
dress, Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Gettysburg, Pa.


fate on'which turned the
destiny of that nation and
.its new birth of freedom,"
McPhrrson said.'
In the July 1863 battle,
considered the turning
point of the war, Union
forces fought back a Con-
federate invasion of Penn-
sylvania. Lincoln's speech
was delivered more than
four months later, at the
dedication of a national
cemetery to bury the bat-'
tle's casualties.
In the short oration, he
spoke of how democracy
itself rested upon "the
proposition that. all men
-are created equal," a pro-
found and politically risky


.statement for the time.
Slavery and the doctrine
of states' rights would not
hold in the "more perfect
union" of Lincoln's vision.
"In 272 words, h' put to-
gether what everyone was
thinking, what everyone
should know." said 'park
historian John Heiser.
Because of varying tran-
scriptions, scholars gener-
ally put the text at 268 to
272words.
Supreme Court Justice
Antonin Scalia 'admin-
istered the oath of alle-
giance-to a group of 16
immigrants,. telling them
the national' identity is
unique, Wustrated by


the existence of the word
"un-American" aand by the
people's "fidelity to certain
political principles."
PresidentBarackObarna,
ina 272-word handwritten.
essayreleasedbythe-White'
House, connected the leg-
acy of Lincoln's address to
gay rights, women's rights
and modern technologi-
cal transformations.
"Lincoln's words give us
confidence that whatever
trials await us, this nation
and the freedom we cher-
ish can, and shall, prevail,"
he wrote.
Greta Myer, 44, decided
to make the sLx-hour trip
from Akron, Ohio, with,
her husband and son after:,
spending a week .in .Get-
tysburg earlier in the year.
"It's something 'we've
never done before," Myer
said. "It was a historical
event that we wanted to
be a part of."
Among. many re-enac-
tors' on the grounds were
at least two Abraham Lin-
colns, including one, who
recited the address.
"Lincoln would have
been surprised by the rev-
erence accorded to him
by future generations,"
McPherson 'said, noting
Lincoln held in high regard
the country's founders.


The Great American Sniokeout is Thursday


Local smokingcessation. program available
Special to the Floridan By nof smoking the day
of the Great, American
Jackson Hospital sup- Smokeout, "smokers will
ports and promotes The' be taking anr important
American Cancer Soci- step towards a healthier
ety's (ACS) Great Ameri- life one that can lead to
can Smokeout, which' is reducing',cancer risk," ac-
Thursday. No',. 21. This cording to the Society's
year is the 38th, annual website.
Smokeout aimed at en- 'Tobacco use remains the
couraging smokers to single largest preventable
make a plan to quit, or cause of disease and pre-
quit smoking that day. mature death in the US,'


yet more than 43.8 million
Americahs still smoke.
According to the website
there were also 13.2 mil-
lion cigar smokers in the
US and 2.2 million who
smoke tobacco in pipes
- other dangerous and ad-
dictive forms of tobacco.
, Quitting is hard,
but you can increase your
chances of success with
help. Jackson Hospital
offers a free tobacco-
cessation program with


the next- series begin-
ning in January 2014, The
curriculum' used for the
program was developed
by ex-smokers for -those
who want to become
ex-smokers themselves.
Better Breathers support
groups are also available
on the second Friday of
every month at 2 p.m. in
the hospital's classroom.
Jackson Hospital is locat-
ed at 4250 Hospital Drive,
Marianna.


Battle
.From Page 1A
they feared that,, if Heniy
was successful in having
that piece of land re-des-
ignated as to use, he might
grow his operation and
that others in the area may
follow suit with that prec-
edent in place to give their
requests more traction. At
Tuesday's meeting, Henry
said that he doesn't plan to
expand it, and that he only
receives one delivery of
goods a week from a single
tractor-trailer rig entering
his property via its access
road.
The county's planning
staff, in recommend-
ing against the land use
change, said industrial
uses' are not compatible.
with the residential, timber
and agricultural nature of
the land around the parcel
in question. Compatible
use is a requirement 'in the
county's comprehensive.
plan, a document that is



Prough
From Page 1A
replacement, in either a
permanent or interim 'ap-
pointmnent,' or they could
expand the search to ouf-
side individuals' if the right
candidate is not found
within. Some board meni-
bers, however, expressed
a strong leaning 'to find
someone already on the
Chipola payroll. Prough
was already working for
Chipola when he got the
job. The search committee,
for the moment at least,
will confine itself to look-
ing at internal candidates,
and, notice will be giv en
to Chipola employees 'that
the search is on.
Prough was also a giadt -
ate of Chipola College, in
the class of 1968. He came
back to Chipola as an eni-
-ployee in .1994, serving as
Director of Vocational Edu-
cation in his -earliest years.
He became the school's 9th
president in 2002, having
served as executive vice
president there from 1997
to that date, and briefly as
interim president in school
year 2004-05. The current
executive vice-president at
Chipola is JasoriHurst.
School officials estiniate
that Prough helped the
college obtain funding for
more than $50 million in
building projects'over the
years. and more than $20
million in federal and state
grants over his long career


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subject to regulatory re-
view by the state.
Earlier this year, at the
first public hearing on the
matter, commissioners
had tabled the potential
land use change for fur-
ther review. Henry had
first presented a request
for a different land use
change- from "agriculture
2" to "commercial," but
had since amended his re-
quest to seek "industrial"
designation.
He had presented the po-.
tential land use change to
the planning commission'
on behalf of his mother,
Joyce Henry, who owns the
property.
The land is located off
State Road 71, down an ac-
cess road known as Dove
Nest Lane. It's a little more
than a mile from a location
off SR71 where Henry once
operated a liquor store at
the "Y," where Basswood
Road begins, and where he
also once operated Mike's
Get 'N' Go convenience
store.


at the school. He worked
in education a total of 42
years. '
A hew entrance to the
school was named for him
when it opened in 2011,
and in his honor the school
also designated a- Presi-
dent's Box in the new $16
million Chipola Center for
the Arts,, the largest build-
ing project in the historyof
Ithe school.
Prough fought back tears
as he formally announced
his retirement to the board
Tuesday, and said those
%words in one sentence. He
said later that it was a dif-
ficult moment. "This is my
family,-this is my life," he
said, gesturing toward the
people and the buildings
of the campus.
But, he said, he also looks
forward to spending more
time with his wife, Priscil-
la, his children, Chad. and
Stephanie. his, grandchil-
dren Hunter, John, Peyton'
and Jessie, and wtih his sole
great-granddaughter, Allie,
'Who lives in Colorado. "I've
got places to go and people
to see,"'he said as he talked
about what his next years
Will entail.
t As the meeting ended
Tuesday, it was hard- to
tell that Prough had any
? thoughts about letting it.

lHis last words. were all'
I about Chipola's. upcoming
theatre production, The
Y Radio Hour. He was urging
everybody to come and-to
r, tell their friends about ic.'


IYal 'iig\ divorcereport


1: 13110L''t ,F10r i'"Fjrdn

Marriages'-and divorces
recorded in Jackson
County during the week of
Nov. 11-15.
Marriages
Tammy Snyder Fanch-
er and Charles Blaine
Hawkins. I,
))Mary Elizabeth Riley
Brady and George Aaron
Wigging.
)William Heath' Davis
and Teri Hinton Stephens.
))Geri Lenice Allen and
'Jesse Laden Lowery.


DEarwin Jacquet Robin-
son and CandaceWolanda
Roulhac.
DKatie'Jo Robinson
King and Keven Eugene
Spencer.
'DSemona Donaldson
and Michael Terrelt Reed,.
Divorces
))SidneyWayne Sasser Vs.
Cindy Nell Sas'er.
S))Peggy Delotis Willis vs.'
Kevin James Chumley.
)Jaime Elizabeth Haley
vs. James Robert Haley Jr.
))Tabitha Jean Barfield
vs. Oscar Leon Barfield.


There were no
obituaries or
death notics
submitted to the
Floridanas of the
deadline at 4p.m.
yesterday.':


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The Associated Press

ROME The Mediter-
ranean island of Sardinia,
prized by the jet-set for its
white sand beaches and
crystal-clear seas, was a
flood-ravaged mud bath
Tuesday after a freak tor-
rential rainstorm killed at
least 16 people, downed
bridges and swept away
cars.
Italian Premier Enrico
Letta declared a state of
emergency and set aside
20 million euros ($27 mil-
lion) for emergency relief,
saying the priority was
reaching remote areas,
saving the lives of those
still unaccounted for and
providing for those left
homeless. Letta later trav-
eled to the island, where
he met with people hit by
the floods.
The island, which draws
royals, entrepreneurs and
ordinary tourists alike
during the dry, peak sum-
mer months, received
more than 44 centimeters
(17.3 inches) of rain in 24
hours Monday half the
amount it normally re-
ceives in a year, officials
said.
Italy's civil protection
chief, Franco Gabrielli,
said the death toll may
still rise as crews reach
isolated areas in the coun-
tryside where some homes
are submerged. The civil
protection agency in Olbia


Signs off1
The Associated Press

TACLOBAN, Philippines
They found the hoop in
the ruins of their obliter-
ated neighborhood. They
propped up the backboard
with broken wood beams
and rusty nails scavenged
from vast mounds of
storm-blasted homes.
A crowd gathered
around. And on one' of the
few stretches of road here
that wasn't overflowing
with debris, they played
basketball.
I didn't know. what to
think at first when I stum-
bled upon six teenagers
shooting hoops over the
weekend in a wrecked
neighborhood of Taclo-
ban, a city that Typhoon
Haiyan reduced to rubble,
bodies and uprooted trees
when it slammed into the
Philippines Nov, 8.,
As a foreign correspon-
dent working in the mid-
dle of a horrendous disas-
ter zone, I didn't expect
to see people having a
good time or asking
me to play ball. I was
even more stunned when
I learned that the basket-
ball goal was one of the
first things this neighbor-
hood rebuilt.
It took a moment for me
to realize that it made all
the sense in the world.
The kids wanted to play
so they can take their.
minds off what happened,
said Elanie Saranillo, one
of the spectators. "And we
want to watch so we, too,
can forget."
Saranillo, 22, now lives
in a church after her own
home was leveled by the
storm.
Countless families lost
loved ones to the typhoon,
which killed more than
4,000 people. Hundreds
of thousands of survivors
have endured unimagi-
nable suffering: hunger,
thirst, makeshift shelter,
little if any medical care,
and a desperate, dayslong
wait for aid to arrive. Ta-
cloban was filled with'
hopeless, fear-filled fac-
es. Even now, blackened
bodies with peeling
skin still lay by the roads,
or are trapped under' the
rubble.
But as the crisis -eases
and aid begins to flow,
hope is flickering. People
smile, if only briefly, and
joke, if only in passing.
They are snippets of life.
They do not mean, by any
stretch, that people are
happy in the face of trage-
dy. But for some, there is a
Jnewfound enthusiasm for


ITHEASUSOAIALTEPRESS
In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 18, a truck and a bus are stranded by flood waters in a
tunnel near Olbia, Italy. The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, prized by the jet-set for its white
sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, was a flood-ravaged mud bath Tuesday after a freak tor-
rential rainstorm killed at least 16 people, downed bridges and swept away cars.


said the official toll was
16 with one missing late
Tuesday, correcting the
death toll of 17 that was
issued earlier by a regional
official.
Pope Francis said in a
message. posted on Twit-,
ter that he was "deeply
moved by' the appalling
tragedy that hit Sardinia."
He asked followers to offer
prayers to the victims, "es-
pecially for the children."
transportt was hampered
by rivers of cocoa-colored
mud gushing over roads
that forced the closure of


several major thorough-
fares, including a tunnel
into the city of Olbia, ac-
cording to the Anas com-
pany which runs Italy's
roads and highways.
Olbia Mayor Gianrii
Giovannelli said the city
had been destroyed by the
"apocalyptic" storm, with
bridges' feed and water
levels reaching 3 meters
(10 feet) in some places.
He described the ferocity
of the storm's rains as a
"water bomb."
Gabrielli defended the
civil protection's alert sys-


tem, which had signaled
an "elevated" risk of the
storm on much of Sar-
dinia, the highest level of
alert. He warned against
day-after finger-pointing,
saying evacuation orders
had been issued, and ig-
nored and that no weather
forecast could have pre-
dicted the "exceptional"
degree of devastation.,
Olbia resident Mar6ello
Piredda said he lost all the
possessions in his flooded
house.
;"I saw (the river) over-
flowing, as everybody


else saw it. I saved a dog.
I saved a person,_" Piredda
said as he cleaned debris
that had collected outside
his home.
Sardinia's governor, Ugo-
Cappellacci, said the dead
included a family of four,
reportedly of Brazilian ori-
gin, in Arzachena.
Local newspaper
L'Unione Sarda said a po-
liceman helping to, escort
an ambulance died when
the car he was travelling in
was submerged in the col-
lapse of a bridge in Dor-
gali. In hard-hit'Gallura,
three people died after
their car was swept away
in the collapse of another
bridge, the paper said.
Sardinia is the second-
largest island in the Medi-
terranean and is one of It-
aly's autonomous regions.
While it's known to tour-
ists for its pristine Costa
Smeralda beaches, the
island's interior is known
for its sheep and pastoral
life. Sardinians are famed
for their exceptional
longevity.
Other parts of Italy were
also hit by heavy rains
Tuesday, including the
capital, Rome, and Ven-
ice in the north, where
residents and tourists
donned rubber bootsto'
slosh through a St. Marks'.
Squareflooded from the
"acqua alta" high.tides that
periodically submerge the
lagoon city.


We amid misery reveal Filipinos' spirit
life that comes from hav- thing different in the "So rather than scream- situation. They're saying:
ing just escaped death. Philippines that I have not ing or staring at the wall 'I can deal with this. I'm
When a kid with mis- yet put my finger on. in a psychiatric ward, you at peace, and whatever
matched shoes rolled the While walking through do everything you can. happens tomorrow, hap-
grimy, orange-and-yellow Tacloban's ruins, I and my You do your best, then let pens.' ... They need help,
basketball my way, I was colleagues were almost ic go," said de Castro. who of course, but they're also
encouraged to attempt always, greeted by kind' helped provide psycho- saying, they're going to
atslam dunk. I opted for words. When 1 asked how logical aid to victims of the get by on their own if they
free throws instead, and b'eople were doing, people 2004 Asia tsunami during have to."


miraculously sank the first
two, to immense cheers all
around.
My third shot hit the
rim, circled twice and
rolled the wrong way. The
crowd roared' a
sympathetic "Awwwwww-
wwww," There were a lot
of laughs.
In Saranillo's neighbor-
hood, I saw four giggling
children jumping up and
down on two soiled mat-
tresses strung across
a cobweb of smashed
wooden beams that had
once formed somebody's
home. Two women stood
on a hilltop ,high above,
dancing.
A few. yards (meters)
.away, a,21-year-old named
Mark Cuayzon strummed
a guitar. He too, was smil-
ing. And in this city virtu-
ally erased by nature, I had
to ask why.
"I'm sad about Taclo-
ban," he said. "But I'm
happy because I'm still,
alive. I survived. I lost my
house, but I didn't lose my
family."
I covered the aftermath
of the 2011 tsunami in
Japan, and cannot recall
a single laugh. Every na-
tion is resilient in its own
way, but there is some-


who had lost everything
said, "Good." Superfi-,
cial words, of course, but
combined with the smiles,
and with hearing "Hey,
Joe" again and again (an
old World War II reference
to G.I. Joe), they helped
form a picture I have not
encountered in other di-
saster zones.
Perhaps ithas something
to do with an expression
Filipinos have: "Bahala
Na." It essentially means:
Whatever happens, leave
it to God.
Elizabeth Protacio de
Castro, an associate pro-
fessor of psychology at the
University of Philippines
in Manila, said her nation
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catastrophe. Some 20 ty-
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nation every year. Add to
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surgencies and political
upheaval.
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has become an art," de
Castro said. But Typhoon
Haiyan "was quite 'differ-
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The Associated Press

BEIRUT Suicide
bombers struck the
Iranian Embassy on
Tuesday, killing 23 people,
including a diplomat, and
wounding more than 140
others in a "message of
blood and death" to Teh-
ran and Hezbollah both
supporters of Syrian Presi-
dent Bashar Assad.
The double bombing in
a Shiite district of Beirut
pulled Lebanon further
into a conflict that has
torn apart the deeply
divided country, and came
as Assad's troops, aided
by Hezbollah militants,
captured a key town near
the Lebanese border from
rebels.
The bombing was one of
the deadliest in a series of
attacks targeting Hezbol-
lah and Shiite strongholds
in Lebanon in recent
months.
An al-Qaida-linked
group said it carried out
the attack as payback for
Hezbollah's backing of
Assad forces against the
mainly Sunni rebels as the
Syrian civil war increas-
ingly becomes a confron-
tation between regional
powers.
The Syrian army's border
offensive is part of a larger;
government push that
started last month and has
seen forces loyal to Assad
firm-y seizing the mb-
menrum in the war, taking
one rebel stronghold after
another.
The anacks raised fears
in Lebanon that Islamic
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High School Girls Basketball





GHS girls top Wewa for first win


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Graceville Lady Tigers
picked up their first win of the
season Monday night at home
with a 37-20 victory over the We-
wahitchka Lady Gators. .
Graceville opened. up the sea-
son last week with a pair of loss-
es to Bethlehem and Paxton, but
used a big run to start the second
half Monday to get .in the win
column.
It was a 17-13 Lady Tigers lead
at the halftime break, but a 10-0
Graceville run to start the third
quarter increased the margin
to 14 and the home side, never
looked back.
Madison McDaniel scored 19


points' to lead the Lady Tigers,
with Cristina Ramirez adding 11.
The win came in spite of the
team being down to just six
players after sophomore start-
ing guard Dominique Robinson
went down with a potential sea-
son-ending injury in Saturday's
loss to Paxton.
"I thought we played pretty
well. The girls were, a little dis-
heartened 'when Dominique
went down over the weekend,
but they decided to step up and
play hard," Graceville coach Jon
Habali said, "I thought we con-
trolled the flow of the game and
didn't let it get out of control.
Madison and Cristina were both
looking' to score ard the role
players played well. Alexis (Wil-
liams) and Hunter McDaniel re-


bounded well and played good
defense. It was a good win."
The coach said he would find
out about the extent of Robin-
'son's injury some time Tuesday,
but it appeared that she would
be out for some time.
For a team already short on
numbers, it's a potentially fatal
blow for the Lady Tigers.
"It's going to hurt losing her,"
Habali said. "It's just one of those
things. It's going to be tough, but
we'll see what happens. Right
now we're just trying to focus
on getting ready for ouj district
games."
. The 'district opener for GHS
*will be Thursday at home against
Vernn,n though the Lady Tigers
were scheduled to first take on
Chipley on Tuesday night.


.Hluu-'Bi tSIALJAHlI .1 "
Graceville's Madison McDaniel goes up for a shot during a game against
Wewahitchka on Monday in Graceville.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL


PHI'' R, "*HALE,
Cottondale's Shaundre McAroy looks to make Jay defenders miss during a game earlier this season.





Defying the odds


BYDUSTIN KENT
i'cr~i.'jcfiuridariL'.-m -"*.
Not many people expect-
'ed the Cottondale Hornets
to make it this far, but here
they are, just one win away
from hosting the IA state
semifinals. ;
Cottondale (7-4) can earn
that privilege with a win Fri-
day after the defending state


champion Northview Chiefs
(4-6) who come into CHS
wi th a chance to advance
to the state semifinals for a
fourth consecutive season.
Deep playoff runs have
become the norm for the
Chiefs, but the Hornets
haven't reached the regional
finals since 20Q2 when they
lost to Jay 21-8.


No one' expected this to
be the Cottondale team to.
get back when the year be-
gan, but thanks to a pair of
monumental road victories
in the last two games, the
Hornets will do what no
CHS team has done before:
host a playoff.game.
It's a big event for -this
Hornet team, but coach


Mike Mel\in said he wants
to make sure that his play-
ers keep their focus Friday
on what's most important.
"To host the regional
championship is big;` es-
pecially since we've never
hosted a playoff round in
Cottondale ev'er," he said. "I

See DEFYING. Page 5B


GriS Girls Basketball


Lady



Bulldogs fall



to Dothan.

i BY DUSTIN KENT
dken1'-Icflorid3n corn

The Niarianna Lady Bulldogs dropped their sec-
ond straight game Monday night at home, falling
to Dothan High 49-36.
NIHS jumped out to an 8-Olead to start the game,
but Dothan quickly got back into the game with a
7-0 run to end the period and then outscored the
Lady Bulldogs 31-16 over the next two quarters.
Junior forward Valencia Dunlap scored 20
points to lead Dothan, while Cidavia Hall had six
blocked shots.
Bri Johnson scored 13 -points for' Narianna,
eight 'of which came in the fourth quarter when
the Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 14-point deficit
to get to within eight with two minutes to play.
'But they could get no closer and fell to 1-2 after
losing a heartbreaker 31-30 to Pensacola Catholic
over the weekend.
"That first quarter, we were trying to run, but
we got fatigued in the second quarter and start-
ed fouling too much," Marianna coach Chucky
Brown said, of NIonday's loss. "They had some
size and were pretty strong in the post and hurt
us with some high-low post game.We just had too
many missed free throws, too many fouls, and fa-
tigue really set in."
After shooting a decent percentage fromthe free
throw line through the first two games, Marianna
missed 16 freebies Monday.
Friday's game was a somewhat'siniilar story for
See FALL, Page 5B


MINS Soccer


Marianna soccer teams win again


BY SHELIA MADER
Floridan Correspondenrt

The Marianna High School
soccer teams are off to an out-
standing start this year with the
girls picking up their third win
in a row NMonday night.
The 3-0 victory against Boze-
man gives the Lady Bulldogs a
3-1 start to the young season.
Goalkeeper Valerie Sims kept
Bozethan at bay' with only
four attempts on the night,
all of which were successfully
defended.
Marianna countered with 10
shots on goal with three finding
the back of the net...,
Le%3e Basford picked up a goal
with an assist byAriona Domen,
while Reagan Oliver scored on a
penalty kick and Taniyah Robin-
son added the final goal in the
second half with an assist by
Lauren Canada.
Following the game, Marianna
coach Scout Wiggins said he was
very pleased with his teatit's
performance.
"These girls have worked hard
this year. They want a winning
season and they are doing ev-
erything they can to achieve
that," he said. "You can't coach
or teach heart. These girls just
have it and they want to win. All
their hard work is paying off and
coach (Patti.) Johnson and Fare
just proud for them."


IH'H Ari A '..-I H F HRlI
The Marianna Lady Bulldogs won their third straight match Monday night
with a 3-1 victory over Bozeman.


The Bulldog boys followed the
'girls with a 6-1 win, with veteran
forward John Metzler notching
a hat trick and Michael L'mbe,,
Peter Ratzlaff, and Nic Helms all
adding one goal each.
Austin Nelson recorded five
saves on the night, while allow-
ing just the one goal.
'The win put the Bulldogs at
.2-0-2 on the season going into
Tuesday night's road game again
Freeport before returning home
to face district rival Pensacola
Catholic.


After the game, MHS coach
Garya Waller said he was very
impressed with his team's effort.
"I thought it was probably the
best we have played so far," he
said. "We moved the ball well
and did a better job of taking
shots from the outside. Every-
body got some quality minutes,
which was big with back-to-'
back games and three this week.
These next two games -against
Freeport and Catholic will give
us a good gauge of where we are
in the district."'


High School Football
Cottondale will host
' Northview on Friday at 7
p.m. in the 1A Regional
Finals.

High School Boys
Basketball
Thursday- Rutherford at
Marianna, 5:30 p.m. and 7
p.m.; Bethlehem at Malo-
ne, 4 p.m. -and 7 p.m.
Friday- Vernon at Sneads,
5:30.psm. and 7 p.m.; Altha
at Graceville, 5:30 p.m.
and 7 p.m.; Marianna at
Blountstown, 3 p.m. and
4:30 p.m.
Saturday- Central at
Malone, 6:30 p.m.

High School Girls
Basketball
Thursday- Bethlehem at
Malone, 5:30 plm.; Sneads
at Chipley, 5 p.m. and 6:30
p.m.; Vernon at Graceville,
6 p.m.; Cottondale at Beth-
lehem, 1 p.m. and 2:30
p.m.; Marianna vs. Geneva
County (Ala.), 6 p.m. in
Dothan.
Friday- Vernon at Sneads,


4p.m. and 5:30p.m.
Saturday- Central at
Nlalone,5 p.m.

Chipola Men's Basketball
The Indians will head to
Waycross, Ga., this week-
end to take on Cape Fear
on Friday at 5 p.m. and
South Georgia State Col-
lege-on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Chipola Women's
Basketball
The Lady Indians will go
to Midland, Tex., this week
to play at the Midland Col-
lege WNIT starting Thurs-
day with a game against
Odessa at 6 p.m.
Chipola will also have
games Friday and Saturday
against opponents to be
announced.

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College Football



No. 2 Florida State rolls on, unfazedby probe


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE The
second-ranked Florida
State Seminoles are in the
midst of preparation for
Idaho. That's all.
While the sexual assault'
investigation of quarter-
back Jameis Winston re-
mains a cloud over the pro-
gram, the Seminoles have
begun their normal week
of practice. And they're
'only talking football.
University officials re-
minded reporters Monday
that coach Jimbo Fisher
would only respond to
football-related questions
during his weekly press
conference.
"You always address ev-
erything,"'Fisher said. "Kids
know what's going on no
matter what the situations
are. That's' an important


part of being a, good team
is being able to focus and
control things that you can
control. And deal with the
other issues when it's time
to deal with them;.
"I think that's part of ma-
turity. As coaches, as peo-
ple in- general, everybody
has that issue'in life.-Those
are very hard things to do."'
There'haventA"been any.
noticeable chahges'around.
the program r and. Fisher
indicated,- it' business as
usual. He developed a cold
over the weekend and jok-
ingly threatened to sneeze
on reporters who broke the
fdotball-questiohs-only
policy- Otherwise, his press
conference was.typical.
Winston is scheduled
to hold his normal press
.conference on Wednesday
and is. expected to start in
Saturday's game against


Idaho (1-9) barring a de-
velopment in the case. He
was his usual gregarious
self during and after the
game last weekend.
"Jameis has done a very
nice job all season of not
being a redshirt freshman
as far as his mental' ap-
proach to playing," Fisher
s~aid.
Everything could change
at a moment's notice,
however. The outcome of,
the. investigation could
come after the Atlantic
Coast Conference cham-
pionship game on Dec. '7
- exactly one yEar from
the date of the original re-
port. The uncertainty' of
Winstorns status could also
affect the decision-mak-
ing of Ieisman Trophy
voters with ballots due after
thatweekend.
'Voters could also drop


Florida State out of the top
two in 'the polls and the
BCS standings if Winston
is, eventually suspended.
Winston,' 19; is at the
center of a sexual assault
investigation in which.'the
victim reported the inci-
dent from a campus dorm
on Dec. 7, 2012. University
police' fielded the original
call and passed it along to
the Tallahassee Police'De-
partment once it. was de-
termined the incident took
place off-campus.
Winstbn's lawyer, Tim
Jansen, last week said he
had given officials two af-
fidavits.from eye witnesses
that "completely exonerate
my client." He believed the
investigation was. closed
months ago.
Jansen released 'a state-
ment Sunday expressing
concerns that State Attor-


Jameis Winston is not concerning himself with 'anything but
football and the No. 2 Seminoles.


neyWillie Meggs has made
"extrajudicial statements"
about the investigation
during media, interviews.
Jansen 'accused Meggs
of addressing a confi-
dential law enforcement
investigation and inferring
that witnesses have. been
affected by "attorneys


and collusion."
Meggs told the Associ-
ated Press Sunday evening,
"I'nm not going'to respond
to him." The prosecutor
',also said he would request
,to speak withWinston, but,
"We can't make people talk
to us. ... We can't make sus-
pects talk."


4TH A ;i: lT-.I, "o
In a series that began in 1947. the Bearcats and Hurricanes haven't played against each other
since 1998.


Miami, Cncimnati resume football series


The Associated Press

CINCINNATI Miami
and Cincinnati will re-'
sume their football series
next year in, Florida, fol-
lowed by the Hurricanes
playing at newly renovat-
ed Nippert Stadium on the
Bearcats' campus in 2015.
It's a series that goes
back a long way..
The schools have played
11 times in a series that be-
gan in 1947. They played
every year from 1982-89,
when Miami wasa Top 10
team much of the time,


but' haven't met since
1998. The Hurricanes have
won 10 ofthe 11 games.
Both schools needed
a game next season and
decided' to 'renew their
series. It's unusual for two
successful teams to play
a nonconference series
that involves going on the
road.
"We were both in a
scheduling bind and it
came together relatively
easy," said Whit Babcock,
Cincinnati's athletic direc-
tor. "But' in general, yes,
jto get a BCS-levelteam to


play)you home-and-home
is getting harder and
harder."
Babcock estimated he
approached between 20
'and 30 schools before get-
ting the two-game deal
with Miami.
,Part of the' equation is
Cincinnati's move to up-
'grade Nippert, which is
the third-oldest. stadium
among FBS schools. The
Bearcats will play. their
home games 'at,. Paul
Brown Stadium, home of
the NFL's Bengals, during
next season while Nippert'


is upgraded and expanded'
to 40,000 seats.
Miami will be one of the
first opponents to play at
the new Nippert. The up-
grade will take 15 months
and cost an estimated 800

"Now our capacity starts
(at 40,000), we've modern-.
ized the place, we don't
have to apologize 'for our
1924. facility," Babcock
said in m an interview. 1"I
also know if we're going to,
charge people what we're
going to charge them and'
spend that kind of money,


Franldmibackat Q'for.No8 Missouri


The Associated Press -native of Corinth, Texas,
watched Missouri (911,45-1
COLUMBIA, Mo. Mis- Southeastern Conference)
souri has its senior captain compile a 3-1 record with
back at quarterback. redshirt freshman., Maty
Coach Gary, Pinkel said Mauk, ";who h~d thrown
Monday that James Frank- three career passes before
lin is "100 percent cleared"' relieving Franklin against
and will lead the eighth-' the Bulldogs.
ranked Tigers at Ole Miss While the only loss came
this weekendafter missing ina27-24, double-overtime
four starts with a sprained thriller against South Caro-
throwing shoulder. lina, the offense regressed
The quarterback had slightly, unable to execute
been enjoying a career the read-option play as
season through five games well as it had with Frank-
and positioned his team lin. Mauk said his mentor,
for a win at Georgia on Oct. though hurt, would stand
12 before getting slammed on the sidelines with him
to the ground' by two to help read defenses.
defenders. "It's not like, he's been'
'At first, you could tell standing around over at
that it hurt James a lot," the library," quarterbacks
center Evan Boehm said. coach Andy Hill said.
"And the only thing you Franklin has practiced
can do is go up and be like, for three weeks and played
'Hey, man, we're with you. two series in the fourth
We feel your pain. You're quarter of the Tigers' last
going to botince back. and game, .a 48-17 romp over
you're going to be a great' Kentucky on Nov. 9, hand-
quarterback."' ing the ball off in each of
Franklin wasn't so sure his five snaps. His task gets
he would be back after considerably more difficult'
missing four starts with a this week at Ole Miss (7-3,
myriad of injuries last sea- 3-3), which knocked off
son to his head, shoulder LSU earlier this season in
and legs. But d talk with his, Oxford..
father, Willie, the day after Missouri must win Satur-
the setback helped him re- day and again next week at
alize there are many things home against Texas A&M
in life to be more upset or to win the SEC East in just
sad about.' its second season in the
"Even if they told me'I league. South Carolina fin-
would've been done for ished 6-2 in conference af-
sure," Franklin, said,, "I ter defeating Florida 19-14
would've worked as hard on Saturday and owns the
as I could to come back." head-to-head tiebreaker
.J The 6-foot-2, 230-pound with the Tigers.


The LSU Tigers are up to the challenge that A&M brings.


,Miles-confident


his defenses


readyforA&M

The Associated Press- challenge to A&lIm and, I
think being in Tiger: Sta-
BATON ROUGE, La. If dium will be a challenge to
Les Miles is worried about A&M. It's a much different,
how his embattled defense environment and, a place
will hold up against Johnny where the home team gen-
Manziel and Texas 'A&M'S erallydoes preqt pood."
relentless,: up-tempo: of- No. '18 LSU has opened
fense,he isn't'showingitL ;, 's a four-point favorite and
:The ninth-ranked Ag- has been. good at home,
gies' visit to Death, Valley winning all five contestskin
on Saturday afternoon will Death'Valley this season.'
feature two of the top quar- Yet it's defense has been
terb cks in the Southe'ast- inconsistent and shaky at
ern Cdnference, as well as times.. In LSU's last game
some of college' football's -a 38-17 lossaht Alabama
best receivers and running two weekends ago the
backs'- seemingly all the Tlgers' defense& looked
needed ingredients' of a '-stong in the first half be-
high-scoring affair. :.- fore willing in the second,
ILSU's coach,, however, %.when No. 1 Crimson Tide
said he is "not looking for- put together three unan-
ward to that style of game." "swered touchdown drives,
"I Want the defense to turning a tense 17-all tie,
'stop .. rhem,' Miles said. into alaugher.''
"Certainly we recognize Now LSU mustcontend
the' challenge. that .an of- -with Manziel, the reigning
fense like A&M will bring." Heisman Trophy winner,
I like my defense. I "sus whose talent, according to'
pect they'll play best in this Miles, is unsurpassed in
game. I think they'll be a college football.'




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JACKSONVILLE Even
after cooling off for 24
hours, Cecil Shorts was
still hot.
The Jacksonville wide
receiver was upset about
how often he had the ball
thrown his way five
- in the Jaguars 27-14
loss Sunday night to the
Arizona Cardinals. Shorts
had just one catch (for 11
,yards) in the first 57 min-
utes of the game. He didn't
have another pass thrown
his way until there were
only four minutes left in
the game, something he
called "dumb, that's dumb
period."
On Monday'Shorts said
he was .sticking by his


ueiuict.
"I'm not going to back
down on what I said,"
Shorts said. "It is what it
is."
Shorts, however, there
are no problems between
him and quarterback Chad
Henne.
"No, no, Chad's my'guy, I
love Chad to death," Shorts
said. "We trust each other.
There's no problem with
Chad. He's doing what he's
being told. I respect Chad
and got all my support
from him."
Shorts tried to .clarify
his comments, saying he
didn't want to create any
controversy around the I-
9 Jaguars.
"I just want to help my


pruve. i Lcal U u. vimaty get-
ting the ball," he said. "I'm
not trying to start any-
thing, nothing like that.
I'm not that .type of guy.
I'm a competitor."
Henne also said there
was no problem between
him and Shorts. He said he
was following directives.
from the coaching staff
and was going through his
progressions on the pass
plays that were called.
"It's always tough when
a guy reaches out and
says he's not getting the
ball and plays aren't being
called" for him to get the
ball, Henne said.
"Would I like to get him
the ball in some more
cases? Sure, but you can't


mlg. ii it s 1113 cnanlHc to &gel-
the ball, he'll get the ball.
"We thought we had
some good match-ups
with some other receiv-
ers. We knew Patrick Pe-
terson was a good corner.
How many times were we
willing to test him was re-
ally the key. I. feel Cecil's
frustrations.Sometimes
somebody else's number
qis called; you got to be a
team player."
. Jacksonville plays at
Houston on Sunday.
Shorts comments were
thefirst public criticism by
a Jaguars player of anyone
-connected with the orga-
nization this season.
Taking a cue from the
positive'approach.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cecil Shorts (left) has one touchdown reception in the 2013
season.


Confident Rainey making impact with Buccaneers


The Associated Press and wound up -sporting ..
a Super Bowl ring be-
TAMPA Bobby Rainey fore, appearing his first
is making the most of an. regular-season game
opportunity to prove he scored the winning
belongs in the NFL. touchdown in Tampa T
The little knownrunnig Bay's first victory.
back who's playing for his OnMSunday, the 5-foot-
third team, in less than two 8, 212-pounder who
seasons. has helped the has heard his entire life
Tampae Bay Buccaneers that he's oo small to ex-
Win. two straight follow-, cel in a big man's gamne
ing, an, 0-8 start that put rushed for 163 yards
coach Greg Schiano's. job' and scored three TDs t~o
in jeopardy. pace a 41-28 rout of the
He's averaging more than Atlanta Falcons. T Iflf I iQFFL
5 yards per carry since be-- Rainey, released, by Boddy Rainey silenced his critics Sunday when he rushed for two
.ing plucked from the waiv- the' Baltimore Ravens touchdowns and well'over 100 yards.
er wire and thrust into the and *Cleveland Browns
lineup because of injuries. before landing in Tampa, Dunn, all those type of, him, 'Most defiflitely. We've
to Doug Martin'and Mike Bay, never doubted he guys.. And the one we just' got to stick together."'
James. could play on the game's played (Atlanta's Jacquizz The Bucs play, at Detroit
The former Western Ken- highest level. Rodgers),.he's small, too," onSda
tucky standout who en- "'My idol is Barry Sand- Rainey said. "He told me: Rainey left Western Ken-
tered the league as an un- ers.'I 'like all the small 'We've got to, represent for tucky as the school's career-
-drafted college free agent running backs Warrick the short, guys.' And I told 'rushing. leader and began


Newton's big night lifts Panther.

The Associated Press W IK W-


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Lost in Carolina's contro-
versial win over the New
England Patriots Monday
was the breakout perfor-
mance of third-year quar-
terback Cam Newton.
Or, as veteran wide re-
ceiver Steve Smith de-
scribes it, "just a little hint
of greatness that is starting
to shine through."
Newton turned in what
might have been the defin-
ing win of his three-year
NFL career in helping the
'Panthers knock off Tom
Brady and the Patriots
124-20 to win' their sixth
straight game and remain
one game behind the New
Orleans Saints in the NFC
South.
Newton did it all.
He threw for 209 yards
and three touchdowns. He


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Monday night's win over New England made it six in a row for
Cam Newton and.the Carolina Panthers.I


ran for' 62 yards, keeping
drives alive with mindbog-
gling scampers. And, he led
his team on a game-win-
ning drive, taking them 83
yards on 13 plays for the
go-ahead touchdown with
59 seconds remaining.
Smith isn't one to' lav-
ish praise on anyone but


couldn't hold himself back
talking about Newton after
the game.
"It's just.'fantastic, just
watching Cam grow,
watching hinmi lead this
team, watching him go 83
yards," Smith said. "You
hear all about statistics,
about other guys having


over Pats


game-winning drives. Now
Cam has his game-winning
drive against a big team."
It almost was for naught,
though. After all, Tom
Brady marched his team
down the field in die final
seconds for a chance at an-
other clutch scoring drive.
.BU Lthe game ended with
an interception, a waved-
off penalty, and plenty
of, frustration for New
,England..
Brady was picked off
while looking for. Rob
Gronkowski in the end
zone on the last play, then
argued with officials as he
headed to the 'tunnel for *
reversing' themselves by
pickingaup a flag for pass
interference.
Back judge Terrence |
Miles threw a flag, -but the |
officials gathered, waved it |
.off, and Nevton's Panthers I


escaped.


Lots of scrutiny for Dolphins' offensive line

The Associated Press for Sunday's game against uncertain, yet another is- to sink the season. An NFL
Carolina., sue for a line that has had special investigator was
DAVIE, Fla. Ailing A gall bladder ailment troubles on and off the, at the team complex for a
Miami Dolphins center sent Pouncey to the hos- field. second day in a row TUes-
Mike.Pouncey is absent at pital last week and forced The relationship be- day to interview players,
practice, leaving the em- him to miss Sunday's vic- tweeh tackle' Jonathan coaches and staff' about
battled offensive line in tory over San Diego. His Martin and guard Richie Martin's allegations of dai-
flux as the team prepares status against Carolina is 'Incognito has threatened ly harassment.


his rookie year on Balti-
more's practice squad. He
was promoted to the active
roster in' October 2012 but
suffered a season-ending
knee injury before appear-
ing in a regular-season
game for the Ravens, who
went' on to win the Super
Bowl.
The 26-year-old signed
with Cleveland after be-
ing waived by Baltimore in
August. He averaged 24.5
yards on six kickoff returns
aand rushed for 34 yards on
13' carries before being re-
leased by the Browns last
month: .
The Bucs signed Rainey
the day after Martin suf-
fered a shoulder injury
that will sideline the 2012
Pro Bowl selection for the
rest df the season.
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The Associated Press

MIAMI --LeB-
ron James has had
"preliminary talks"

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The talks were
first reported in the
British media and
confirmed by the
basketball star after
the iMliami- Heat's THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
practice Monday. LeBron James wants to seeua Major League soccer team in Miami.
There's some
interest on both
sides," said James, who matters, however, must cer Players, there's great
already has a small own- first be taken care of, in- youth soccer players here
ership stake in the English cluding league approval, and people love the city
club Liverpool through his, Beckham scouted some- as'well. So that definitely,
involvement with Fenway Miami locations last week would help."
Sports Management. :[for at least the second South Florida has had
S"David has becomena time -and is looking for an MLS team in the past
good friend of mine over ivestohrs. Beckham, who h- he Miami b Fusion.
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but it's. preliminary talks. 'up costs -would far exceed that Beckham's star power
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The. Associated Press stadium construction and .ing with Jam~es certairdy
,first reported last month player acquisitions. will help.
that Beckham, the former, "'TIhe research is still be- Beckham created a buzz
En gland international ing made out," James said'. last season when he sat
who ended his playing ca- "I think it could be huge. courtside for some Heat
reer in the American pro- But you never know. games, and Jamies often
fessional league, decided I th iInk thi s i s a great speaks about his appre-
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club in Mliami. Several There's. a-lot. of' soc- world's best 'layers.'


Waiters back at practice


The Associated Press

CLEVELAND Dion
Waiters insists the only
thing he's been fighting is
the flu.
'The Cavaliers' starting
guard returned to prac-
tice Monday after missing
two games with "flu-like
symptoms" and denied
he had been in a physical
confrontation during : a
players-only meeting, last
week following a loss in
Minnesota.
Reports of a possible
altercation surfaced over
the weekend. They were
fueled by' Waiters' ab-
sence from games against
Charlotte and Washington
as well as AU-Star point
guard Kyrie Irving's black
eye and broken hose.
"I'd rather fight some-
body else on the other
team than one of my,
* teammates," Waiters said ,
after practice. "That's the
way it is. That's the wayJ
was brought up. I feel as
though we say-we're fam-
fly, then we're a family and
'I'm going to-look out for
you to the best of myabill-
ties. All the other stuff is
foolishness."
The Cavs, who have
struggled during the early
portion of this season,
were' blown ogt by 29
points last week by the
Timberwolves. After the
game, Cleveland's players
met privately to clear the
air.;
Waiters said the discus-
sion was helpful.
"Wegotit off our chests,"
he said. "I think we need-
,ed it and we can move for-
ward. We're men. Nobody
got into no altercations or
anything like that. We got
everything off our chests


THEASSOCIATED PRESS
Dion Waiters returns after missing two games with the flu.

that, we needed. That's Friday's loss to the Bob-


,that. All the other rumors,
man, are rumors. Don't
believe it. It's not true.
"We talked. Everybody
talked. Nobody put their
hands on nobody."
Waiters did not play in


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win against the Wizards.
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ting with a mask to protect
a fracture nasal fracture,
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Kobe Bryant returned to
practice with the Los An-
geles Lakers on Saturday
for the first time since he
tore his Achilles tendon
seven months ago.
Bryant went through
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teammates during a short
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"He looked good and did
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No. 16 Florida loses Hill, beats Southern


The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE No. 16
Florida could be without
point guard Kasey Hill for
a month, maybe longer.
Hill suffered a high-an-
kle sprain in a 67-53 vic-
tory against Southern on
Monday night. Coach Billy
Donovan' said team doc-
tors are "pretm' confident
right now there's nothing
broken." But Hill will have
tests Tuesday to deter:
mine the full extent of the
injury.
Hill;' a freshman averag-
ing 10 points a game, bad-
ly sprained his left ankle
early in the second half.
He spent several minutes
writhing in pain on the
court before getting car-
ried to the locker room. He
did not return.
' "It's certainly a longer
healing process, and when
you try to rush guys back
too soon, it normally com-
plicates things," Donovan
said. "hi talking to the
doctor and talking to our
trainer, the minimum right
now is we're, looking at a
month before we can con-
sider getting him back on
the floor."
The injury could be prob-
lematic for Florida (3-1),
which already is without
point guard Scottie WiL
,bekin. The senior is sus-
pended indefinitely, but he'
could return as early


as next week.
"It's unfortunate. It's a
part of the game," Dono-
van said. 'We'll have to
find some different ways
to compensate for his
-absence."'
TheGatorshad[ittletrou-
ble without Hill against the
Jaguars (1-4)..
Casey Prather had 10
points and nine rebounds,
one. of three players in
double figures, as the Ga-
tors extended their home
winning streak to 18. Flor-
ida led by 16 at halftime
and cruiked from there.
Calhin Godfrey led.
Southern with 18 points
and nine rebounds. Trelun
Banks added 12 points.
Godfrey-'made 7 of 12
shots and finished with
two blocks on the other
end.
"He's a-guy that's been
consistent, for us," South-
ern coach Roman Banks
said. "There's no, doubt
he's our best post-player,
our :best talent. I'd like to
get him some help. We've;
got some bigger guys that.
need 'to help him out a
little bit."
Florida dropped five
spots in the latest AP Top
25 poll, a result of losing at
Wisconsin last week;
The Gators responded
with a lopsided win against
Arkansas Linle-Rock on
Saturday, a game in which,
they scored 59 points in


the second half. Donovan's
team carried that momen-
tumn into Monday night's
game despite having just
two days' rests. p
Hill had a layup, a reverse
layup, and a runner in the
lane that helped Flonida
build a double-digit lead
early. Prather kept getting
in the lane and to the free-
throw line, and Florida
eventually pushed the ad-d
vantage to 16 points before
-the break-
They coasted from there,
thoughhardlygood enough'
to appease Donovan. The
coach called several time-
outs inthe second half and "
even was heard'screaming
-at Michael Frazier 11 in an 'r'3: .il-
emptying areabecause.'
he took a 3-pointer wigth- d
out any hall movement.
The Gators were out-
scored 34-32 injthe second
half. -F






something ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ry tod ihFosadbeal odsiln them ine theya Hlong runr is th ne questoken
"Oua IQdropped a little' o lorida, may have cruised to victory but will it polog re question
bit," Patric Young said.'
"We were up 22 points,*
and we're coming downh have been an excuse.' made it-closer, but missed 'AXmerican' scream edafe
th Linking no-pass 3s, mnid- "There's, got to be some 11 of 25 shotsi from thfhe rolled his ankle. The'
,-range, foot -on -the-line level of resiliencyy" Do- free- thow line.' Gaoshvbenhrt
jump shot'. worse -.hot %.an said. "I can't stop the Yon finished 'with .a handed all season.' WiI-
in basketball.And coach is .game if a guy's tired. f.can't seaso-igh, 12 points 'bekin, forward Dorinan
getting infuriated because say, 'Hey,,I know you're, and six. rebounds. DeVon FV'nnev-Sm'ith and 'cent er
we turned the ball over, tired. but we're going to Walker 'had 10 points;' Damontre. Harris were
getting shots blocks. So come back to 'morrow,.and and Dorian Finney-Smith suspended indefinitely to
we have to do a better job complete' the game when, chipped in eight' points', start the season. and Fra-
when we ha e leadd" you're fresh. They'vre got,' and seen rebounds be- zier' (morio), forward Will
Surely Hill's injury has tt. ,Push Through -that fore fouling out. Xegueie 1 knee surgery) and
something to do %.!th Il or-. and bt able to discipline But the, story Iwas Hill's guard Eli Carter (broken
ida's letdobv'n. But D~ono6,-, ',themselves., health., leg) are dealing with illness
van sald that should' The Jaguars could ha#,e' .The' .McDonald's All- 'and injuries.


Dedying
From Page 1B.

'expect if to be a pre:t'y
large crowd', and that's
what we talked about'
(Monday), to not 'get
caught up in that stuff.
The only thing that mat-
Sters i the football game.
Ev Everything "else around
that is just decoration.
"They need to stay in
the moment and enjoy
it. There .are only eight
teams in the state of
Florida playing IA foot-
ball right now and we're
one of them. thai's great,
but if-you want to play
next week, you better w-i n
Friday."t
Cottondale has' risen to
the challenge in each of
the last two ballgames,
winning a' crucial dis-
trict road' game 30-14
over Graceville to clinch
a playoff berth. and then
.knocking off previously
undefeated Baker 28-23
last week.
The'Hornets overcame
a 16-6 deficit going .inio
the fourtli quarter, get-
ting three touchdowns in
the final period to rally for
the stunning victory.
"It was exciting. It was
a big win',for the kids,"
Melvin said. "It's kind of
hard toexplain. Itwas just
. pure adrenal ine. (The Ga-
tors) were 10-0 and had
what looked like a $4,000
fireworks shovwbefore the
game and all this stuff;
we were just there to play
football. Our guys were
focused from the very be-,
ginning to the end.
"Even when we were
down 16-6, the kids kept
their composure the
whole time. They w~ere ex-
pecting to make the plays
when they needed them.
They were expecting to
win. I know everybody
is kind of overlooking us
and not expecting any-
thing out of us except for
us, but our expectations
are to win and that's what
the kids did."
Cottondale came into
the. season needing to
replace their leading'
passer, rusher, receiver ,
tackier, and best interior
offensive lineman from
last year's team, but this
group has succeeded
thanks to a quartet df tal-
ented playmakers in Nor-
ris Calhoun, JaVontai Hall,
Shaundre' McAroy, and
DaMichael Faulk, as well
as an offensive line that
has come together and
exceeded expectations.


However, the Hornets
will still be outnum-
bered nearly 2-to-i by the
Chiefs on the sideline and
again will have to knock
off a team that may, have
more cumulative. talent.'-
:than they do.
It's' a familiar position
for CHS to be in, but Mel-
vin said that he, and per-
haps more .importantly,.
his players, believe that
they have the chemistry
and mental fortitude to
overcome any talent dis-
parity they may face.
"The guys were sit-
ting around talking after
practice (Monday) and
'they were saving that this
is, not the most talented.
team, but it's probably the
closest team," the coach
said*. "They all get along
and have a good time
with each other. There's
no arguing and fussing or
fighting. They're just out
there to get itfdone.,.
'."I've seen a lot of good
teams that get in the hud-
die and something goes
wrong and they want to
point the finger and as-
sess blame.
There is none of that.
These guys just want to
put it behind and say,
'let's go.'
The game will kick off
-at 7 p.m.,. with the win-
ner. to face the winner of
'Blountstown vs. Port St.
Joe on Nov. 29 in the state
semifinals.


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the Lady Bulldogs. who
again got out to a 12-0 lead
in the first quarter before
allowing Catholic to get
back into~the'gahie ith"
big second period.
The Lady Crusaders out-
scored NIHS 19-12 in the
quarter to cut the marginto
24-19 at halftime and then
pulled to within nvo at 28-
26 going into the fourth.
There was precious little
-offense for either team in
the final period, with Cath-
olic moving ahead 31-3q in
the final minute to leave
Marianna with,, one last:
chance to win.'
The Lady Bulldogs had
the ball with 3.5 seconds
left and drew up a play for'
Shaniah Spellman, who
took it to the basket -and
put up a shot that was off.
the mark as time expired.
Nlarianna will next play
in a tournament in Dothan
'sta ning Thursday against
Geneva County (Ala.) at 6
p.m. i
W ith a win, the Lady Bull-
dogs will play again Friday
against the winner of En-
terprise (Ala.) vs. North-
view (Ala.): with a loss, they.


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47 Floor model
49 Dads, in
Dijon


51 Medieval
clown
55Tijuana Ms.
56 It may be
secret
58 Actor Brad
59Accord
60 RV haven
61 Nautical
position
62 Concordes,
e.g.
63 Motor lodge

DOWN
1 Central
points
2 Spinks or
Trotsky
3 Footed
vases
4 Clam, e.g.
5 Touches
6 England's
FBI
7 Appear
8 Atrocities
9 Historical
period
10Music
source
11 Fiesta shout
16Coagulated
milk
20 "Green"
prefix
22 ike a
wedding
cake


Answer to Previous Puzzle


24 Race the
engine
25 Yes, on the
Riviera
26 Prince
Val's son
28 College
stat
31 Common
abbr.
33Toon Olive
34 Thurman of
"Gattaca"
35 Refrain
syllables
37 Run
39Jiffies
42 Sporty
truck
44 Misplaced
45 Showery
month


46 Davis or
Midler
48 Cockpit
button
50 Uses a
straw
52"Kon--
53 Famed
prep
school
54 Pitcher
Nolan -
55 Resort
57"- Boot"


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Horoscope
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Discuss sensi-
tive issues, and you will
find workable solutions.
A personal relationship
will benefit if you take a
unique approach.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) -Altering where
or how you live may lead
to aft emotional situation,
but once you do, it will
eventually prove to be a
good choice.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Put personal rela- -
tionships first. Pay atten-
tion to what your friends
and family respond to
most favorably.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Don't ignore the
facts. Listen and assure"
others that you are willing
,to compromise, but wornt
be held solely responsible.,
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Don't stop when
there is so much to gain.
An emotional relation-
ship will be best dealt with
passionately
ARIES (March 21-April
19) Reach for equality,
and you will find common
ground that will bring you
closer to your goals.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Heading for a desti-
nation that offers a chance
to share with someone you
enijoy being with should
highlight your day.
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) -Work toward getting
whateVer is expected of
you out of the way. You will
discover a talent you didn't
know you had. -
CANCER (lmne 21-July22)'
- Expand yourinteresis
and ex-plore what life
has to offer. Subscribe to
something that will help
you broaden your per-
spective and choices.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
- Make the changes you
desire, but do so discreetly.
The less people know
about what you are up to,
the lessinterference you
will face.
VIRGO (Aug.,23-Sept. 22)
- Getting in touch with
people you have worked
with in the past will bring,,
about new opportunities.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Share your concerns,
but don't try to lay down
the law. Compromise will
be your\ticket to getting
what you want. .


Annide's MaiUbox


Dear Annie: When I married my hus-
band, he was divorced with a college-
aged daughter. For some reason or other,
,he. did not complete her degree. After
college, "Connie" got a job and her own
apartment. She became pregnant bya
co-worker and had a son. Her dad 'and
Iwere very disappointed. Later, Con-
nie moved to another state and had two
more children with the same man, but
no marriage. Her dad and I supported
her and paid her. rentwhenever she,
needed it. He advised her on the difficul-
ties and disadvantages of raising children
without marriage, but she didn't listen.
She moved back home three years before
her father died. Her mother died two
years later.
My 57-year-bld stepdaughter now lives
in her mother's house: Connie is on di-
alysis and lives on her disability income.
I cook, clean and take her to the doctor. I
also help with the bills.
The problem is,I am now 70 and ready


Bridge
The oldest bridge publication is Bridge Magazine
from Englandjt started in May 1926.
0 Earlier this year, to lower production costs and make
it easier to publish a bigger magazine in full color,
Bridge Magazine went to online-only delivery. You.
print it out, say on three-hole punched paper and
store each issue in a ring binder.
Aimed at tournament players, it contains hands that
you can bid with your partner, and bidding problems*.
that, you can answer to try to win one of four book
prizes from Master Point Press.
There are various quizzes. This one comes courtesy
of Patrick Jourdain and Ron Tacchi. South gets to six
hearts, but when West stupidly doubles, South runs to
six no-trump. How should he plan the play after West
leads the club queen? I
There was no auction given in the magazine. In this
sequence, North's two no-trump is the Jacoby Forcing
Raise. Three hearts promises a strong hand. Four clubs
and five diamonds are control-bids (cue-bids).
Clearly, West has king-queen-third or -fourth in
hearts. The declarer, Andrzej Oglobin from Poland,
won with his club king, played a diamond to the board
*and led the spade 10. When East covered with the
queen, South took his four spades and three other
diamonds. When West kept three hearts and one club,
declarer cashed the club ace, then played a heart to
his jack. West won with his queen, but had to lead
away from the king-six of hearts into South's
ace-10.


to retire and return to my hometown to
spend time with my immediate family.
My widowed sister has invited me to live
with her. Howlong ami obligated to sup-*-
port (Connie physically and financially?
Should I remain here and put my life on
hold?
-HAD ENOUGH

Dear Had Enough: That's up to you.
You are the only parent Connie has;,
and you've stayed relatively close to her
through the, years. Some.parents would
sacrifice their personal happiness to care
for a child, but others reach'the point
where they become resentful and feel
taken advantage of. Can Connie man-
age without you? Could you look into
available resourcesin her area for hQme
health care, housekeeping and cooking,
and perhaps contribute to the cost? Her
children are adults now. It's time they
took~over the responsibilities you've been
handling. Talk to them.


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residence. Transportation avail. 14 Yrs Exp.
w/ great ref. Call Dee 713-405-9828


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sizes range from 500 sq.ft 875 sq ft.
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world's largest commercial
cleaning franchise. $20K!
equipment, supplies, training and $5,000.
in monthly customer included.
1-888-273-5264
www.janiking.com

BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY
(14) Town Homes for Sale
1 block off circle,
great income &'fully occupied.
Owner finance
With good down payment
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Welcome to LuLaRoe by Mrs. JA Choose your
style from a variety of maxi, A-line and pencil
skirts, leggings-and dresses for-all women,
teens, and girls. Contact me to earn FREE skirts
by hosting a party today! Not in the area to
host a show? No worries, I can help you set up
an online show. Sizes run from women's XXS-
3XL and girls size 2-14. Visit my Facebook page,
"Lularoe by Mrs. J' to view my inventory or call
me at 931-624-8518.

Firewood 4 x 8 rack, $65, delivery extra. Used
to be 592-2913. New number 850-594-9985 and
856-557-9684..Mike Dunaway
FIREWOOD (all split oak)
Delivery available! TRUCK LOAD $70. 4
CALL MARK 334-701-4967 or 334-791-6735

Firewood cut & split
green & 6 mo.-lyr seasoned
4x4 $50. 4x8 $80. 4x16 $120.
^ 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 4


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Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th in Observance ofThanksgiving
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NEEDED I BUY SEALED/
UNEXPIRED BOXES
CALL BOB (334) 219-4697
OR (850) 710-0189

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold, -. . -H -^ -
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools -, i j -'-
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334 671-1440.

Pride Go-Go 2012 Elite Traveler: used 3 times.
new batteries, excellent condition and runs
great $650 060. Call 334-447-9501 for appt.

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Camera (2) for deer and wild life $150. for both
also has sim cards 850-566-7066. _
Dining room'table & 6 chairs: Formal, cherry
with extendable leaves. Excellent condition.
$500. Call 334-791-4111
Paperback books (Western) $1. ea. DVD's
(Western & Action) $2. ea 850-566-7066.

( 4 PETS & ANIMALS


1 -, Free Rescued Dogs Black Labs, Beautiful
Pitts, Lab Mixes, Small Mixed Breeds,
2 f & m Beagles 6 mo. old mix 2-sm. Terriers
Springer Spaniel & German Shepherd
0 All Shots Call 334-791-7312
AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. BLACK AND
TAN. UP TO DATE ON SHOTS AND WORMING.
MICROCHIP AVAILABLE $350 CALL ROBERT AT
334-684-9054
AKC reg. boxer puppies.
I fawn female & 1 brindle
female. Born 10-16-13.
Ready 11-30-11. $600.
Desiree at 334-806-7352
Anatolian Shepherds, AKC : Guardian dogs
currently protecting farm and .goats. Shots and
worming to date. 1 male 7 females 7 months
old. $600. 334 744-2748
ASDR Mini Aussies. $450. born 10/18. Merles,
Tri's and Bi's. These pups will be ready 12/14
just in time for Christmas. See at
facebook.com/huntsminiaussies. 706-761-3024


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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.
334-791-5216


Now Taking Deposit on Christmas Babies!!
Yorkies, Chihuahau, Shih-Tzu and others.
8 mo. Papillon (F) $150. 334-718-4886
Redbone Coonhound Puppies -UKC Registered,
Purple Ribbon, Males, Females. First Shots
and wormed. Parents on site. Will be 8 weeks
November 25th. Rare Breed. $300. Ready to go
now! Will hold w/ $100 deposit. 334-726-281,3

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Fresh Green

.Peanuts
^^^^^ *We also have
shelled peanuts
850-352-2199
850-209-3322 or 850- 73-6594
______ 4128 Hwy231






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Cherokee Ranch 850-579-4641




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334-793-6690! 0.


DEER CORN shelled and sold by the bag, barrel,
and/ or wagon. $6 per 50 lbs. Call for the best
price'around. 850-557-2400
Top Qiality Coastal Bermuda Hay
for Horses and Cattle Large Rolls
Fertilized & Weed Control
- 850-209-9145 4___


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



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

If You Have It and Don't Need It..
Sell It in the CLASSIFIED


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TRANSPORTAION&LOI.ST1C


25 Drivers


Trainees

NEEDED NOW!
Learn to drive for
Werner Enterprises
Earn $800 per week!
No experience needed!
Local CDL Training
job ready in 15 days!

1-888-368-2198


Class A CDL

DRIVERS
Needed Immediately
Wiregrass Local Wiregrass Hauling
3 years min. driving history
with Dump Trailer Experience
Home nights
4 Apply ONLY online at:
www.perdidotrucking.com
Perdido Trucking
Service, LLC
251-470-0355

Apalachicola Bay Seafood Now Hiring
Truck Drivers with CDL License and 2 Years
Experience a must. Clean Driving Record
and Drug Test Required. Call 850-653-8837
or 850-653-5594 or apply in person at
456 West Hwy 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320


Administrative
Support III,
Requires a High school
diploma or equivalent,
supplemented by course
work in secretarial sciences, and 3-5 yrs.
exp. in secretarial or administrative Work,
including significant computer
experience., Background in preparation of
department budget and payroll; ability~to
provide direct support to department
head; supervisory experience of support
personnel desired. Must have a valid FL
driver license-prior to employment.

Starting Salary: $19,753.00/YR

Correctional Officer'
Must have a high school diploma or its
equivalent. Must be a State of Florida
certified Correctional Officer or be able to
obtain such certification. Must be at least
19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and have
,no record of a felony or misdemeanor
-involving perjury or false statements.
Must be drug-free and pass a vigorous
background investigation. Possession of
a valid Florida driver's license is required
prior to employment,
Starting salary $26,463.00/yr.

Equipment Operator I
High school diploma or equivalent with
1-2 or more years ofexperience in the
safe operation of a farm tractor and
cutting head with hydraulic/electrical
switches and driving truck with a loaded
trailer attached; able to supervise
inmates. Must have a valid Class "B" FL
driver's license prior to employment.
Starting Salary: $17,236.00/yr.

Deadline to apply is 12/0212013

Submit Jackson County employment
application to: Human Resources DepL,
2864 Madison St., Marianna, FL 32448.
Ph 850-482-9633.
www.jacksoncountyfl.net/
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FAMfiLY0(li S
DISTRIBUTION CENTER
MARIANNA, FLORIDA
Now Hiring Full Time
Shipping Loader Positions
3rd Shift
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
it Drug Free Workplace______

Family Intervention Associate
Full time professional position to provide
program support and intensive in-home
services to families in crisis. Position covers
the four county areas (Jackson, Calhoun.
Washington. and Holmes Counties). Must be
able to provide transportation to family
members served by the program.
Qualifications include a High School Diploma
with two years experience working with
children and families.
Position description and application available
at Habilitative Services, 4440 Putnam St.,
Marianna. Sponsored by Habilitiative
Services of North Florida. Big Bend
Community Based Care, and Department of
Children and Families. EEO
Close job 5pm 12/2/13.
EDUCATION -
& INSTRUCTION
uSSE&SISTRUCTION
s^ Look ahead to your
4s, future! Start training
T S B cfor a new career in
Fr~TIS-9 Medical Assisting,
COLLEGE Medical.Office Admin.,
Pharmacy Technology,
Electrical Trades & HVAC!
Call Fortis College 855-445-3276
For consumer info: visit www.fortis.edu

f7Vl RESIDENTIAL
~iifr1 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
APAR..' N'. i|FURI SHED
SOUTHSIDE APARTMENTS
Accepting Applications for 1 and 2 BR apts.
Must meet income requirements.
4 850-526-4661 TDD 850-955-87717 .


D 0 TRIPLEXESQ ADS
3BR 1BA duplex in on Alabama Ave. $425.
mo. $400. Dep. 3/1 HOUSE $550. mo. $500.
dep. incl. water, sewage & garbage
Both in Grandridge 850-592-5571.
4 Brick 2/1 Duplex 3196 Diana Lane $575.
and with carport & Storage $600.
4 Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 -
M OUSESUNFURNISHED
1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4m
2BR1BA in Cottondale, 1st street, CH&A,
with appliances, $300/mo + dep.
n 850-260-7081 4BR/2BA Mobile Home in Sneads
8038 Old Spanish Trail. Walking distance from
schools and shopping. $650 M. + Dep.
Call 850-570-4706
Austin Tyler & Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 or austintylerco.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 bldg on property.
$650/month. Call 850-573-8446.
In Indian Springs on Golf Course 3/3.5, his &
heWs master bath, walk in closets, open floor
plan, 2300 sq. ft. back yd. fenced, 9 ft. ceilings
$1300. mo. 4, avail. Jan. 1st. 850-271-5545.
Nicely remodeled,
Efficient 3 BR, 2 BA
2-car garage. Laminate
^JSI^^^", hartilood flooring/vinyl
t **'*^^Sic-til squares. Screened back
l *; .1 ^*^18porc. Fnce'd yard. Wall-
*oven, ceramic-top range.
New refrigerator. Washer, & dryer and 2nd
refrigerator in garage. Less than 5 minutes
from Marianna FCI and Sunland. $775 deposit,
credit/income verification, and references
required. Call 850-212-4325 ____

3BR/1.5 BA, nice, clean, ceramic tile, fireplace,
stainless steel appliances, separate party
house. 1/2 acre of land with fruit and pecan
trees. $55,000. 850-263-4590 or 850-209-3474


2/1 MH in Alford $380.,mo. $380. dep.
850-579-8882/850-209.1664/850-573-1851
2/2 Mobile Home on one acre, near
Sunland $450/month $500. deposit
850-693-0570 ^


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2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.,
http:// www.charloscountryliving.com.
850-209"847
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Please call 850-258-1594 or
850-638-8570 Leave Message

2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595
2BR / 1.5BA at Millpond $495 rent + deposit.
Has utility shed, screened in-front porch
850-209-3970
Mobile Home for Rent 2BR/1BA
Located between Grand Ridge & Sneads.
includes water, garbage & pest main.
$360. Mo 850-573-0308 4w
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1, 2& 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage,
lawn care, No Pets 850-592-1639


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

FM RECREATIO:IN
MOTO*HOMS RV
American Eagle
2003, 40 ft
$95,000.
Call for more info
(775) 721-8359

(~ TRANSPORTATION
4 W DRE' IV.E
Jeep 2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited: fully
loaded, black, 2 door, 62k miles. KqB $22,000.
Asking $18,000. Call 3,34-894-0520 .

2000 Honda Odyssey Van -3rd roll seating mini
van,. Runs perfect, Asking $5995 or Best Offer
Please call 334-693-9360 for more information.
Cadillac 2003 Deville financing available
silver in color, like new condition, low miles.
334-585-3236. $5500.
Chevrolet 2002 Trailblazer:
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 equipped,
like new, $200 down, $259 per month, call Ron
Ellis 334-714-0028.
GOT BAD CREDIT?
so Down/ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass
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Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
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'original miles, only driven in Dothan, mint con-
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334-701-0010
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shape, good gas mileage. Asking $8000 Call
334-3934440
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gas mileage over 30 MPG, very well equipped,
$250 down, $250 per month. Call Steve lHatcher
334-791-8243.''
Nissan 2013 Altima, low miles, full warranty,.
Must Sell!! $200 down, $279 per month, call
Ron Ellis 334-714-6028.
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down, $300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-
791-8243.
Toyota 2012 Rav4 only 5000.miles, red with
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roof. 30K miles, $22,500. OBO 334-493-99,30

2005 Honda Gold Wing 1800 Trike -2400 miles,
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Harley Davidson 2009 Sporster XL1200OC, red,
excellent condition 6300 miles, $7695.
334-671-8671 or 334-791-0984. Lots of Extras.

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$11,900. Call 334-7J.2-0692 or 334-618-9980

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. _____
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