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Jackson County Floridan
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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County employees may be forced to work disasters.

Under a new employ-
ment policy being consid-
ered by the Jackson County
Commission, local govern-
ment employees may be
obligated to work disas-
ters in situations where
weather 'events or other
crises shut down the. of-
fices where they normally
Instead of them being
,sent home and collect-
ing their regular pay dur-

ihg those shutdowns, the
county may require them
to help out in the disaster
that shut down their offic-
es. n the case of a storm,
for instance, they might
help conduct damage as-
sessments, man informa-
tioni lines in the emergency
operations center and par-
ticipate in shelter intake as
people take refuge there.
Commissioners were
presented a proposed
policy change on the mat-
ter Tuesday, but tabled a

decision while more infor-
mation is gathered and the
policy is tweaked. Jackson
County Emergency Man-
agement Director Rodney
Andresen had brought the
document to the board,
and will be involved in a
revision of the police be-
fore it is brought back to
the board.
Every county employee,
unless specifically exempt-
ed on a case-by-case basis,
See WORK, Page 7A

Jackson County Emergency
Management Director Rodney
Andreasen talks to county
commissioners about a new
policy he wants them to
adopt which would require
county employees to work
disasters in the event that
their offices are temporarily
shut down because of a given

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Tn this Floridan file
photo, Charlotte
Hunter with the Jack-
son County Quilters' Guild
works on a lap quilt during
The Baptist College of Flor-
ida's annual Holiday Heri-
tage Festival in Graceville.
This year's event is 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Friday at BCF's
Heritage Village. Admission
is free. Additionally, the
school's Music & Worship
Division will celebrate the
:birth of Christ with two
"*pepiformances of "A Fes-
tive Christmas" -- 7 p.m.
tonight ($5 per person)
and 9:30 a.m. Friday (free
admission), in the Weliness
Center. The musical fea-
tures a variety of selections,
from classical holiday
favorites to new contem-
porary Christmas choruses.
Call 800-328-2660 ext. 427
for more information:

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Fire Rescue Chief wants county to

look within for his replacement

dudt'ljeralcr'l'iciiordan rcm

Tony Wesley is retiring soon from his
position as Jackson Couity Fire Chief.
Next month, the Jackson County Corn- A
mission board will honor him with rec-
ognition at one of its board meetings as.
he makes his departure.,
But on Tuesday, Wesley-had a parting' ,
message for the board about selecting
his replacement. He talked about a per-
sistent rumor he's heard that he says is
distressing him.
He's been hearing, inside and outside
his department, that the board is not
looking within the ranks of fire-rescue'
for a candidate.
See CHIEF, Page 7A,

Jackson County
Fire Rescue
Chief Tony
Wesley talks to
Jackson County
about his
hope that the
board will
look within
his department
for a replacement
.when he retires
from the job.

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County grants

extension on


Company needs more
time to work through
permitting process for
project it hopes to build

Obuc d.altierAil'cflorid3nr.corr
Jackson County Commissioners have
granted two additional 60-day exten-
sion options to the company that plans
to buy county land now occupied by the
local government's Community Devel-
opment, building and code enforcement
Tra\is Meyer, managing partner for
Southeastern Retail Development, asked
for the extra time in case it is needed in
the permitting process as his proposed
demolition and building project, goes
forward. The company is working with a
national retailer to occupy the building


EDOT schedules

public information

meeting for S.R, 71
Special to the Floridan
The Florida Department ofTransporta-
tion is hosting a public information meet-
ing concerning improvements,-to State
-'Road 71 from the Calhoun County line
to Malloy Plaza Road in Jackson County.
The meeting will be held Thursday, Dec,
5, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jackson County
Commission Chambers, 2864 Madison
St., Marianna.
Attendees will have an opportunity to
review the impact of construction on
the traveling public and to provide com-
ments. Maps, drawings and other infor-
mation will be on display There will be
no formal presentation. Representatives
from FDOT will be available to answer
questions and explain improvements.
This meeting is being held to update
See MEETING, Page 7A



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Comnuniity Calendar

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St:, Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
Will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
International Chat 'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at the
Jacksonr County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter-,
national English learners invite the public for the
exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
Call 482-9124.
) St. Anne Thrift Store -9a.m. to 1p.m. St.
Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna.
Call 482-3734.
2n Active in Jackson County -11 a.m. Jackson,
County Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by ,
the Wright Foundation. 2-1-1 is a telephone based
service offered by nonprofit and public agencies
throughout Florida and the U.S. free. Qome out and
learn more about this service and how it can con-
nect you with trained professionals in your time of
need including food, housing, employment, health
care, crisis counseling and more. Call 526-1600.
p Caregiver Support Group Meeting -11 a.m. to
noon in the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall,,
4437 .Clinton St., Marianna. Open to all family care-
givers providing care to loved ones or friends. Con-
fidential group, facilitated by a professional group
counselor. Coffee, watertight snacks provided.
Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at The
Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's
- focus is the local community, "Community, Children
& Character." Call 526-3142.
Jackson County Friends of the Library Board
Meeting -,1 p.m. at the Jackson County Public
Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna. All members and
those interested in joining the Friends are invited.
SEmployability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center .What Emriployers are
Looking For. Free aridopen to.public. Facilitated by a
certified motivational career coach. To register visit
TOPS Meeting 5 p.m. at Bethel Star Mission-
ary Baptist Church. Th6 Ordinary People Society is
a-faith-basednon-profit offering hope to individu-
als and their families..The.public is welcome to
this informational session. Call 334-432-4261 or
Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting 5
p.m. in the ground-floor classroom of Jackson
"Hospital, 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna. This group
is open to anyone who has or had breast health'
issues. No cost to attend. Call 718-2661.
))Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m.
in the St. James-A.M.E. Church basement, 2891
Orange St., Marianna. Call 569-1294.
Health Insurance MarketplaceInfo Session
6 p.m. at the Second West Baptist Association
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 exploring their insurance
* coverage options. Details at Healthcare.gdv.

VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at SATURDAY, NOV. 23*
2830 Wynn St., Marianna, with a covered-dish sup-,
per.Call372-500.( ))Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
-Children's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
BCF Christmas Musical: "A Festive Chrisfmas" plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
-7p.m. INov. 21 and 9-30 a.m. Nov. 22 in The Bap. will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10a.m.
list College of Florida Wellness Center. Graceville. 5K Turkey Trot Fun Run 7 a.m. registration at
The BCF Music and Worship Division presents a Jacikson Hospital. Event starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $20.
show celebrating the birth of Christ and featuring day of event or $15 for pre- registered. runners. All,
a variety of music. from classical holiday favorites proceeds benefit.Jackson Hospital's project Christ-
to new contemporary Christmas choruses. Tickets ma child. The race begins at Jackson Hospital. Call.'
are $5 for the Thursday performance (available 718-2525.
in the BCF Business Office). For Friday morning.
the performance is free and guests are invited to 1th Annual Antique Tool Show and Sale,
continue the festivities atthe7Holi:ayHPritage.. 730 a.m. to noon Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
Festival beginning at 11 a.m. in Heritage Village. Call 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Bfountstown.
at 800-328.2660 et 427. Ehibitors and vendors will be there to sell all dif-
ferent kinds of tools and implement form the 18th
Alcoholics Anonymous Closeddiscussion,. to the 20th centuries Admission fee $5. Pancake
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale- breakfast in the settlements clubhouse starting at
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance 7 a.m. Call 674-2/777.
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking; M M M Holiday
papeswilnobesgne. Merry-Annia Mistletoe Market: Holiday
prs Shopping with Covenant Hospice -9 a.m. to.*
8 p.m. at the Jackson County Agricultural Center,'
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna. One-day shop.
Toys for Tots applications Anchorage ping pass:, $5 per person (kids 10 and younger
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Ap- get in free). Vendors will showcase gift-giving op-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys tions: hand-sewn children's clothes, embroidery
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m. and rmonogramming. jewelry, decorative door hang-
n Merry-Anna Mistletoe Market: Holiday Shop- ers and more. Call 482-8520.
ping with Covenant Hospice.-9 am. to 8 p.m. Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
Nov. 22-23 at the Jackson County Agricultural a.m. until last patient is seen. at 1770 Carolina St. in
'Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna. One-day Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
shopping pass: $5 per person (kids 10 andyounger without medical insurance treats short-term
get infree). Vendors will showcase gift-giving op- 'illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments
tions: hand-sewn children's clothes, embroidery available (call 263,7106 or 209-5501): walk-ins
and monogramming, jewelry, decorative door hang- welcome. Sign in before 11-a.m.
ers and more. Call 482-8520. Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
BCF Christmas Musical:"A Festive Christ- 5.30 p.m. in the AA room of FirstfUnited Methodist
mas" 9:30 a.m. in The-Baptist College of Florida Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
AfollnI Cntp GrpvillQ The RPF Music and .

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Worship Division presents a show celebrating the SUNDAY NOV. 24
birth of Christ and featuring a variety of music,'
from classical holiday favorites to new contemp6- Toys for-Tots applications Anchorage
rary Christmas choruses. The Friday performance Chidren's Home. 4452 Clinton St.. Marianna. Ap-
is free and guests are invited to continue the plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All,
festivities at the Holiday Heritage Festival beginning ,toys willbe distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10a.m.
at 11 a rri In Heritage Village. Call at 800-328-2660 3rdAnnual Law Enforcement Day -3 p.m. at
ext. 427 Liberty Hill Missionary'BaptistChurch, 5239 Liberty
SHooks and Needles -10 a~m. at thie .sori Hill Road, Bascpm. Law enforcement offiiders from
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. NOw and Jackson and surrounding counties will be honored
experienced hand crafters welcome to create, for their service to the community..Rev. Freddie
share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482- Roulhac will deliver the message.
9631. )Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussio'
Library Study RFP Scoring and Evaluation --6:30 p.,m.in AA room of First United Methodist
Committee -10:15 a.m.in the Conference Room, Church,2901 Caledonia St in Marianna. Atten-,,
Jackson County Administration Building, Madison' dance limited to persons with a desire to stop
Street, Marianna. Committee will begin evaluation drinking.'
of proposals submitted in response to the Jackson Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
County Public Library's Request for Proposals to the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
study Library services and facilities. For informa- 5429,College Drive, Graceville.
+;f n roii r3n112 fi0 q~

n Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups.",Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
D Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna; Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys.
will be distributed oh Dec.21 starting at10a.m.
) Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calerndar, Jackson County FIbridan, P. 0. Box-520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 6rbring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Nov. 19,-the
latest available report: One accident, one
missing juvenile, three abandoned vehicle
reports, twb suspicious vehicles, one suspi-
cious incident, one suspicious person, one
escort, two highway obstructions, one bur-
glary attempt, one physical disturbance,
four verbal disturbances, 12 medical calls,.
two robbery alarms, two fire alarms, 12
traffic stops, three larceny complaints, one
criminal mischief complaint, one civil dis-
pute, six trespass complaints, nine prop-
erty checks, two assists of other agencies,
one welfare check and one transport.

Jackson County Sheriff's Offices

Police Roundup
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Nov. 19, the latest available re-
port: One accident, one sus-
picious vehicle, one escort,
one physical disturbance,
four verbal disturbances,
'CRIME two burglar alarms three
traffic stops, one juvenile
complaint, one assault, one
fight in progress, one noise disturbance,
three animal complaints, one property
check, one assist of another agency, one
public. service call, two open doors or win-
dows, one threat/harassment complaint,
six home security checks.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and The following persons were booked into


the county jail during the latest reporting
.) Michael Myrick, 50,128 South Ave.,
Gretna, hold for Leon Co.
Stephen Muenzel, 25,'8933 Ruff
Road, Youngstown, violation of county
) Orian Freeman, 32, 759 East Surman
Road, Panama City, failure to appear.
) Travis Harvey, 29,4198 Cedar St., Mari-
anna, sentenced to 60 days in the county
) Dwight Holland, 35, 2321 Topaz
Road, Cottondale, violation of county

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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Marianna police

issue scam alert

Staff report

The Marianna Police De-
partment is warning citi-
zens of a postal scam that
was recently tried on a lo-
cal resident. -
On Tuesday, Nov. 19,
MPD says an alert citizen
asked the department to
warn the public about a
scam attempt made upon
him by way of the postal
service. The unnamed
Marianna resident re-
ceived a letter and an en-
closed check from "THE
which claims to have of-
fices in England, the Unit-
ed States, the United Arab
Emirates and Sweden.
,The letter asks the. po-
tential victim to cash the
check at their bank* and
send the money back in
two payments for "tax and
processing" via Western
Union or MoneyGram. The
location to send the mon-
ey to is given to, the victim
once they have cashed the
check. The letter asks the
victim to calaphonenum-
ber to receive the'location
to send broth payments.
The promise (or hook) to
entice the victim is that
once the victim sends both
payments totaling $2,920
to the scammer, they are
promised another check
for $150,000.
According to an MPD
press release, the scammer

hopes that out of every 100
letters sent out, someone
will take the bait within
the first few days it takes
for the check to clear
the victim's bank and
be identified as a forg-
ery. The scammer makes
$2,920 for very little effort
and the victim is left in
a state of depression, ow-
ing their bank $2,920, MPD
A web search using the
term "The National Lot-
tery Letter" immediately
displays results indicating
that there is a continuing
scam going on and warns
all persons 'to beware.
The postal routing, on the
envelope shows, that the
scam letter came from or
through Canada. Police
say the alert citizen was
on his toes though, and
realized the letter was too
good to be true and was a
The department ex-
pressed" high praise for
alert citizens who.. accept
their civil responsibil-.
ity and watch o.u for the
wellbeing of their fellow
man in reporting such
scams. If you believe you
have been the target of a
scam in any form face
to face, by phone, postal
service or the Internet
- call MPD at 526-3125
so word can .spread and
possibly prevent future
N \citi'mizadoio *' -

LI-TT1' *

I lene Hernandez, 2-yeai-old daughter of
0Jose and Janet Lopez of Grand Ridge and
Ruth Hernandez of Sneads.

Do you have'Cute Kids'?
Email your 'Cute Kids*' photos to editorial@'jctloridan.
cornr, mail them to P.O. B6x 520, Marianna, FL 32447 or
.bring them by our officesat 4403 Constitution Lane in
1L2years or under, iwith Jackson County ties. Include
.child's full name, parernts'name(s) and city. of residence.
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MariannaFFA competed in the 2013 4-H, FCCLA & FFA[EXHIBITS. Chap-
Sters had to organize their exhibit around the theme of The National Peanut
Festival 70th Anniversary "Peanut, Goes Platinum." Marianna competed
against 30 other exhibits and received second place earning $450. Pictured (from left)
Tim Snyder, Cheyenne Welch, Katie Mayo and Julia Velez.


Chipola College Nursing students and
faculty participated in the 10th Annual
Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium
on Oct. 17. Pictured from left, are: Shanna
May, Patient Simulation Coordinator; Court-
ney Rogers, Donia Lanier, Anna Acuff, Gladys
Pratt, Brenda Killings, Taylor Johnson, Tanya
Green, Amy Sampson, Nuirsing Faculty; Cheri
Webb, Salem Acuff, Brianna Johnson, Pasley
Whitfield, Justin Bagomolny and Kaley

Local Briefs';

Grand Ridge
Christmas Parade
and Festival
The Grand Ridge
Christmas Parade will be"
held on Dec. 13 starting
at the.Grand Ridge Town
Hall and ending at John
Thomas Porter Park on
.Florida Street (see map).
Lineup will begin at 3
p.m. on Hall Street next
to the Town Hall. The
parade starts at 4p.m. -
Anymndividuals or groups
wanting to participate in
the parade may contact
the Town Hall at 592-4621
for entry forms and ad-
ditional information. The
town will be sponsoring
'a Christmas Festival im-
mediately following the
parade at John Thomas
Porter Park. There are:
special activities planned
for the children, including
a visit from Sanrp Clause,
whowill be taking every-,.
one's Christmas lists and
handing out goodie bags;

'The Town will be serving a
free hot dog and chili sup-
per for everyone. (NOTE:
Please bring your lounge
chairs) I

First Generation
Scholarship available
at Chipola
The Chipola College
Foundation is accepting
applications for the First
Generation in College
Scholarship for the Spring
2(Ml4 semester. Approxi-
mately six partial scholar-
ships will be awarded.
Completed applica-
tions must be received
in the Foundation office
by 4 p.m. onWednesday,<.
Dec. 4.
'Students must have
applied for Federal Pel'
Grant (FAFSA) and have
been determined to be
Pell eligible and still
have an unmet finqncial
need in order to apply
for the First Generation'


The need-based
scholarship is available
to Florida residents who-
enroll as undergraduate,
degree-seeking students
for a minimum of six
hours per term. Students
must meet the eligibility
requirements for demon-
strated financial need and
must come from a family
where neither parent has
completed a bachelor's
degree. If tie student
regularly resides with only
one parent who provides
-.support, that one parent
must not have completed
a bachelor's degree for the
student to be eligible.
',Students must submit
an application-avail-
able in the Foundation
Office-with all required
items outlined on the ap-
*plication by Dec. 4.
For information, call

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Congressman Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge

The Associated Press

ida Republican Rep. Hen-
ry "Trey" Radel pleaded
guilty Wednesday to a
misdemeanor charge of
cocaine possession and
was sentenced to a year's
"I've hit a bottom where I
realize I need help," Radel
told a judge in acknowl-
edging that he purchased
3.5 grams of cocaine from
an undercover police
As part of a plea agree-
ment Radel acknowledged
he agreed to buy the co-
caine for $250 in a Wash-
ington, D.C., neighbor-
hood on Oct. 29. After the
undercover :officer -gave
Radel. the drugs federal
agents 'confronted him,
court documents show.
Radel agreed to talk with
the agents and invited
them to his apartment,
where he also retrieved a
vial of. cocaine he had in
the home, the documents
The charges against
Radel were made public
Tuesday, and Radel said

.. .A .uyiATEu i. E-
This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla. leaving court in Wash-
ington, Wednesday. Nov. 20, leaving court after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of
cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation.
in a statement then that court, later adding that he dealer. The dealer had
he struggles with alcohol- wants to "continue serving been arrested previously
ism and will seek treat- thiscounry." as part of a separate drug
ment and' counseling. 4A DEA .ofmcial who investigation led by a fed-
Radel made no mention spoke on the condition ejal task force.
of his political future and of anonymity because he Court documents, show
did not answer reporters' was not authorized to re- that when Radel bought
questions outside of court lease, details of the case the cocaine on Oct. .29 he
about whether he would in his own name said met with the undercover
stay in office. Radel was identified to officer and an acquain-
"I want to come out of authorities as a cocaine tance with whom he had
this stronger," Radel said in buyer by his suspected previously used cocaine.

The documents said that
Radel* purchased co-
caine on several previous
Radel's lawyer, David
Schertler, said in court
that his client had already
entered outpatient treat-
ment in Washington and
would also seek treatment
in Florida. He said his cli-
ent see's the charge as an
opportunity to seek help
for a problem.
If Radel successfully
completes his year of pro-
bation the charge against
him will be dismissed and
he can apply to have his
record expunged.
"I know I have a prob-
lem and will do whatever
is necessary to overcome
it, hopefully setting an
-example for others strug-
gling, with 'this disease,"
Radel said in his statement
Karl Colder, special agent
in charge of the DENs
Washington field office,
said Radel was given no
special treatment in avoid-
ing arrest at the scene. He
said authorities do not
automatically arrest drug
buyers in undercover op-

erations, especially if they
are part of a larger investi-
gation, agree to cooperate
and don't pose a threat to
the public. Radel provided
information to investiga-
tors at the time of the bust
and has continued meet-
ing with them since, Cold-
er said in an interview with
The Associated Press.
"Collectively there's al-
ways a decision that's
made in terms of time of
arrest, when we plan to ar-
rest,"'he said, later adding,
"It's not uncommon for us
not to make immediate
arrests on situations like
Radel appears to be the
first sitting member of
Congress charged with a
drug offense since former
Rep. Frederick Richmond,
D-N.Y., was convicted in
1982 on charges of tax eva-
sion and drug possession.
A spokesman for House
Speaker John Boehner, R-
Ohio, said the allegations
are a matter for the courts.
"'Beyond that, this is
between Rep. Radel, his
family and his' constitu-
ents," Boehner spokesman
Michael Steel said.


case: Charge


against 1 teen
The Associated Press

ORLANDO- One of two
teenage girls charged with
stalking, a Florida class-
mate who complained of
being bullied before her
suicide no longer faces any
criminal counts, her attor-
ney said Wednesday.
Attorney lose Baez said
the State Attorney's Of-
fice'in Polk County ,had
dropped the juvenile count
of third-degree felony ag-
gravated stalking against
his client.
Baez demanded an
apology from the Polk
County' sheriff who ar-
rested the 12-year-old
girl and then, placed her
name and mugshot be-
fore television cameras
at a news conference last.
Sheriff Grady Judd an-
nounced the arrests last
month of the 12-year-
old girl and a 14-year-old
girl. He said the two girls
primarily were respon-
sible for bullying Rebecca
Sedwick, a 14-year-old
girl who jumped to
her death at an aban-
doned concrete plant in
"I found zero evidence
having to do with my client
that would rise to the level
of a criminal act," Baez
said at a news conference
outside his Orlando office.
Baez described his
client as a, "troubled
young girl" who had been
bullied' herself, and he
said it was "reckless" for
Judd to have arrested his

Search-and-rescue continues after jet crash

The Associated Press

The Coast Guard searched
Wednesday for two people
aboard a jet that plunged
into the Adantic Ocean off
Florida; after finding the
bodies of two others who
were on the medical flight
to Mexico.
The Learjet 35 had just
dropped a patient off at
a South Florida hospital
Tuesday night and had
taken off from a -private
terminal at Fort Lauder-
dale-Hollywood Inter-
national Airport when it
plunged into the water
about a mile offshore, au-
thorities said.
Aboard the plane were
pilots Jose Hiram Galvan
de la 0. and Josue Buendfa
Moreno and passengers
Fernando Senties Ni-
eto and NMariana Gonza-
lez Isunza, according 9to
Mexico's Transportation
Department. Mexican
officials did 'not iden-
tify which of the people's
bodies were found.
Airportspokesman Greg
Meyer says the jet, run by
'AirEvac International,
was carrying two pilots,
a doctor and a nurse who
were returning to Cozu-
mel, Mexico. >**
In a ,distress call, the
pilot tells the air traffic
control tower, "We have
anengine failure," and he
requests permission to
return to the runway.
"We're going to do a 180
and we're going to land,"
he says. A few minutes
later, in response to the
tower's instructions, the
pilot says, "Mayday, may-
day, mayday."
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Florida hospital.
"These are people that
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lives," said Albert Carson,
director of operations for
AirEvac International.

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a process that continued
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Carson promised there
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according to its website.
Federal Aviation Adnin-
istration officials warned
of potential problems
found in the Learjet 35 in
According to the special
bulletin, maintenance
workers found cracks' in
the control column on
'Learjet Model 35A (C-21A)
airplanes. Five 'airplanes
were inspected and all
five had cracks in the area
at the base of the column
Where it attaches to the
But the concern was
not deemed dangerous
enough to warrant a fur-
ther directive, according
to the bulletin.
On Wednesday. two
'Coast Guard cutters, a he-
licopter and several boats

and divers searched a de-
bris field two miles north-
east of Fort Lauderdale In-
ternational Airport trying
to locate the remaining.
Overnight, rescuers
hauled in wreckage from
the plane and asked boat-
ers to avoid the area for
safety reasons.
"We will search until
sunset. That's when we'll
have to make a new game
plan," said Coast Guard.
Petty Officer Mark Barney.
*The National Trans-
portation Safety Board
is investigating. It wasn't
immediately clear if the'
,plane had a flight record-
er, NTSB spokesman Peter
Knudson said.
"It's pretty early in the
investigation," Knudson
said. "Investigators obvi-
ously want to recover as
much of the aircraft as

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New leader named
for state universities
MIAMI Prominent
business leader Marshall
Criser III will lead Florida's
state university system.
The Board of Governors
unanimously picked Cri-
ser on Wednesday to serve
as the university system
chancellor. Criser has been
president of AT&T Florida
since 2005 and is the son
of a former University of
Florida president.
Criser also is a major
campaign donor and
has deep ties to other
well-known business
The chancellor of the
state university system is
responsible for running
the Board of Governors
day-to-day operations.
Criser is replacing Frank
Brogan, who left in Sep-
tember to take a similar
job in Pennsylvania.
Gov. Rick Scott praised
the decision.

Fatal attack gets man
life in prison
MIAMI-A South Flor-
ida man suspected of kill-
ing several elderly women
has been sentenced to life
in prison.
As part of a deal with
Miami-Dade prosecutors
to avoid the death pen-
alty, 44-year-old Reginald
Smith pleaded guilty
Wednesday to murder and
attempted murder.
The Miami Herald
reports that Smith was
first arrested in January
1995 following the beat-
ing death of 79-year-old
Dorothy Cooper and the
robbery of 73-year-old
Virginia Hoffmann, wiho
nearly died in her attack.
Smith also was suspect-
ed in at least two other -
murders, but there wv'as
never enough evidence to
charge him. Both of those
victims one 81 years
old and one 79 years old
were found dead in
their homes.

Man won't stand trial
in bomb scare
man claiming to have a'
bomb at lacksonville
InternationalAirport has
been found incompetent
to stand trial.
Authorities say ZeIjko
Causevic entered the
airport Oct. 1 and claimed
to have a bomb. His back-
pack contained d small
luggage scale, batteries,
a microchip and a cell-
phone. The airport evacu-
ation stranded travelers on
planes on the tarmac for
Causevic was charged
'with conveying false or
misleading informa-
tion. The Florida Times-
Union reports that U.S.'
Magistrate Judge James
Klindt ruled that Causevic
suffered from "a mental
disease or defect render-
ing him mentally incom-
petent" to stand trial.
Causevic will be placed
in a mental health facility,.

Man with fake license
allegedly flew in Keys
ties in the Florida Keys say
a man with a fake pilot's.
license was flying custom-
*ers in an unregistered
The light sport aircraft.
flown by John A. Walsh
of Marathon was "falling
apart due to saltwater
exposure," said Brooks
Bateman, the director of
.aviation at the Monroe
County Sheriff's Office.
Bateman tells The Key

West Citizen that Walsh.
showed investigators a
fake pilot's license and was
actively advertising for.
customers on the social
networking site Facebook
without a federal commer-
cial aviation license.
Walsh was charged Thes-
day with felony possession
,of an unregistered aircraft
and felony operation of
an aircraft in a careless or
reckless manner. Sheriff
Rick Ramsay says more
charges mightbe pending.
From wire reports

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. shown speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference
in Washington in 2012, will argue in remarks today at the conservative American Enterprise
Institute in Washington that diplomacy, and foreign aid should "vastly outnumber" the
country's uses of military force, according to excerpts provided to The Associated Press.

Rubio to push for 'decisive'

diplomacy, foreign aid

The Associated Press
'he time hasnow come
MIAMI GOP Sen. -for a new vision for

Marco Rubio is trying to
separate himself from a
growing isolationist wing
of the Republican Party
by pushing: to make "de-
cisive" diplomacy and for-
eign aid, rather than mili-
tary power, the pillars of
American foreign policy.
The Florida lawmaker
and potential 2016 presi-'
dential hopeful said in a
speech Wednesday at the
conservative American
Enterprise Institute in
Washington that vigorous
engagement around the
globe was critical to U.S.
"There is no denying
that a globally engaged
America comes at a steep
price," he said, acknowl-
edging a war-weary pub-,
lic. "But the historypf our
still young nation shows
and is full of warnings
that a lack of American
engagement comes with
an even higher price of its
Diplomacy and foreign
aid, he said, should "vast-
ly outnumber" the coun-
try's use of military force
"While military might
may be our most eye-
catching method of in-
volvement abroad, it is far
fromi being our most often
utilized," Rubio said. "In

America's role abroad."
Sen. Marco Rubio,
most cases, the decisive.
use of diplomacy, foreign
assistance and economic
power are the most effec-
tive ways to achieve our
interests and stop prob-
lems before they spiral
`into crises."
Rubio's speech comes
amid a debate in his parry
over the role of U.S. for-
eign policy and military
involvement after more'
than a decade of fighting
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Traditional hawks. such
as Sen. John, McCain, R-
Ariz., have favored mli-
tary intervention in for-
eign conflicts, including
Syria. Buti a growing bloc
of nonintervendonists,
led by Sen., Rand Paul, R-
'Ky., is pursuing a more
do-is'h course, in keeping
with libertarian beliefs.
Paul, another possible
presidential contender,
has suggested cutting
foreign aid in half and ex-
cludingcountries, primar-
ily in the Muslim world,
that don't share American
Rubio, who serves on the
Senate Foreign Relations
and Intelligence commit-
tees, argued for a middle

Miami hotel seeks new

dancer for digital display

TheAssociated Press

MIAMI Hotel manag-
ers are holding auditions
to find a new dancer's sil-
houette to groove.on a 19-
story digital display.
.The InterContinental
Miami debuted the digital
dancer last year as part of
a $30 million renovation.
The downtown Miami
hotel will hold auditions
Thursday to' find a new
dancer to light up the
city's nighttime skyline.
Hill tells The Miami Her-
ald that the woman danc-
ing provocatively on the
hotel exterior "was meant
to represent Miami."
"It's urban, it's -fresh yet
at the same time it's a lit-
tle bit edgy," Hill 'said.
The identity of the

"The problem is these
labels are obsolete. They
come from the world of
the past," he said. "The
time has now come for a
new vision for America's
role abroad one that
reflects the reality of the
world we live in today."
Rubio reaffirmed his
support for stiffer penal-
ties against Iran as West-
ern powers and Tehran
seek to resolve a standoff
over the country's nuclear
program. The senator,
who has criticized 'an in-
ternational proposal to
ease the economic penal-
Lies, criticized the Obama
administration for what
, he described as its passive
foreign policy.
Rubio said the admin-
istration hesitated dur-
..ing conflicts in Libya and
Syria that later erupted
into chaos and has failed
to condemn human rights
abuses in Latin America
and Russia.
"As instability spreads
and tyrants ,flourish,
our allies want to know
whether America can still
be coun ted onto confront
these common challeng-
es," he said.
Rubio will continie'his
foreign policy tour with
a speech in December at
London's Chatham House,
an international affairs
think tank.

$16M lottery ticket

unclaimed in Florida

The Associated Press

TAMPA Hitting a $16
million Powerball jack-
pot is a dream for most
But losing a fortune by
letting those lottery win-
nings expire is a night-
mare and that's what
will, happen today 'if
someone doesn't claim
the ticket bought in May
at a suburban Tampa con-
ivenience store.
Lottery officials say this
will be the largest un-
claimed jackpotin Florida
since 2003, when some-
one didit claim $53 mil-
lion in the -Florida Lotto
Neighborhood residents
who have been following-
the lack of action on the
recent winner's part.have
taken to speculating on
the mystery of why some-,
one would take the time
to buy a lottery ticket, win
$16 million, and not claim
the winnings.
Maybe the winner died
before he or she could
cash in. (Sad.)
Maybe the person lost
the ticket or threw it away.
Maybe the person is
from out of state and for-
got. (Sad and unlucky!)
Or maybe the person
has spent six months get-
ting his or her affairs in
order before claiming the
jackpot. (Brilliant if a little

"I wish I had it," sighed
resident Laura Winkles.
"How could someone be
so silly? This is just free
The owner of the Car-
rollwood Market said
Monday that she wonders
about the winner every
day she walks into her
"The store is a neigh-
borhood store, and pretty
much 90 percent of our
customers are regular
customers," she said. "We
still have a little bit of
hope that somebody will
come before Thursday."
Nidia Tannous has
placed signs in her store's
window, urging custom-
ers to check their Power-
ball tickets from Memo-
rial Day.
The store received
$25,000 for selling the
winning ticket.
"I bought a ticket that
very day that' ticket
was sold here," said Joe
Fitzgerald, a nearby resi-
dent. "I checked mine,
and unfortunately; it
wasn't mine.'
According to the Florida
Lottery website, if a Pow-
erballjackpot isn't claimed
within 180 days from the
draw date, "the funds to
pay the unclaimed jack-
pot will be returned to the
lottery members in their
proportion of sales for the
jackpot rollover series."

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David Schwartz, media
producer for technology
design firm Fresh Juice
Global, worked 'on the
project 'with an anima-
tor in Shanghai and said
the dancer was a Russian
woman who performed
in China.
Hill says the hotel now
wants to feature local per-
formers male or female
-from a variety of dance
Miami City-Ballet prin-
cipal dancer Jeanette Del-
gado will help judge the
auditions. She said judges
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Obama pays tribute to JFK legacy

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON Honoring the
legacy of John E Kennedy, Presi-
dent Barack Obama laid a wreath
at the assassinated president's
gravesite as a nation remembers
that terrible day in Dallas a half-
century ago Friday. Obama also
recognized a group of distin-
guished Americans including
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey
- with the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, an award created by
Obama was joined at Arlington
National Cemetery onWednesday
by Clinton, and each president
held hands with Ethel Kennedy,
widow of Robert E Kennedy, as
they climbed a flight of stairs to
the burial site on a steep hillside
overlooking the nation's capital.
First lady Michelle Obama and
former. Secretary of State, Hillary
Rodham Clinton- helped their
husbands place a large wreath
of white flowers in front of the
roped-off gravesite of America's
35th president, which is marked
by an ever-burning flame.
Both couples placed their hands
over their hearts as taps sounded
near a U.S. flag at half-staff be-
fore greeting Kennedy relatives,
including some who arrived
in Obama's motorcade, before
Friday's 50th anniversary of the
The day of tributes began at
the White House, where Obama
awarded the Presidential Medal
of Freedom to 16 living and de-
ceased Americans for their con-
tributions in fields ranging from
sports and entertainment to sci-
ence and public service.
"These are the men and women

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton help Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy, before a wreath-laying ceremony Wednesday'at Arlington National
*Cemetery in Arlington, Va., in memory of the slain president, whose assassination was 50 years ago on Friday.

remind us all of the beauty of the
human spirit, the values that de-
fine us as Americans, the poten-
tial that lives inside of all of us,"
Obama said.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, daugh-
ter Chelsea Clinton and film
director Steven Spielberg were
among scores of people seated in
the White House East Room. for
the ceremony, which Obama said
is "one of my favorite events every
Kennedy established the mod-
ern version of the medal but was
killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in
Dallas on Nov. 22,1963, weeks be-

who in their extraordinary lives' fore he was to honor the inaugu-

ral group of recipients'. Hundreds hands with Kennedy in the Rose
of notable figures since have re-,, Garden the summer before the
ceived the honor. assassination when he and oth-
Obama said a few words about er high school students in the'
each recipient. Boys Nation program came to
Of Clinton, he said the Arkansas Washington.
Democrat's presidency marked Obama said the late Sally Ride,
just the start of his work to make the first American woman in
the world a better place, credit- space, didn't.just break the strato-
ing his post-presidency humani- spheric glass ceiling. "She blasted
tarian efforts as helping to save right through it," becoming a role
or improve the lives of millions model for young girls, he said.
worldwide. "You can't be what you can't
"I'm grateful, Bill, asmwell, for the see," Obama said. "Today our
advice and counsel that you've daughters, including Malia and
offered me, on and off the golf Sasha, can set -their sights a little
course," Obama said to chuckles. bit higher because Sally Ride
As a teenager, Bill Clinton shook showed them the way."

White supremacist
serial killer executed
- Joseph Paul Franklin,
a white supremacist who
targeted blacks and Jews
in a cross-country killing
spree from 1977 to 1980,
was put to death Wednes-
day in Missouri, the state's
first execution in nearly
three years.
Franklin, 63, was ex-
eculted at the state prison
in Bonne Terre for killing
Gerald Gordon in a sniper
shooting at a suburban St.
Louis synagogue in 1977.
He was convicted of seven
other murders, but the
Missouri case was the only
one resulting in a death

Coroner: TSA officer
died within minutes
Transportation Security
Administration officerwho
was killed in a gunman's
attack at Los Angeles
International Airport died
two to five minutes after'
he was shot, coroner's of-
ficials said Wednesday.
Assistant Chief Coroner-
Ed Winter said the autopsy
report isn't finalized, but
the detail was released
after pressure to clarify
when TSA Officer Gerardo.
Hernandez died. The final
report is expected later
this week, he said.
Hernandez was shot
multiple times in the Nov.
1 shooting inside Terminal
From wire reports

The Associated Press

young people say they
aren't very offended about
the slurs and mean-spir-
ited videos mocking over-
weight people or gays or
blacks that they'encounter
on social networking'sites
like Facebook and Twitter.
"You 'can't let those
things get 'to you," says
15-year-old Vito Calli, an
immigrant from Argen-
tina whose online friends
tease him with jokes about
In a notable shift, howev-
er, young people are com-
ing around to the idea that
it's wrofig to contribute to
this; ugly side of the Inter-
net free-for-all, a poll re-
leased Wednesday shows.
A bare majority, 52 per-
cent, of people ages',14 to
.24 niow say it's never OK
to engage .in 'discrimina-
tory language,. even when
it's just among friends
who don't really mean it.
That's. up from 44 percent
in 2011.
A stronger majority -
nearly 6 in 10 say using
slurs is wrong, even if you

A teen checks his
smartphone in
Glenview, Ill. Most
young people now
say it's wrong to
use racist or sexist
slurs online, even if
you're just kidding,
according to a
new poll from the
Associated Press.

say you're "just kidding."
Only about, half were so
disapproving two years
Meanwhile, the share of
young people who come
across slurs online has held
steady, according to the
new poll from The Associ-
ated Press-NORC Center
for Public Affairs Research
More than half of young
users of YouTube, Face-
book and gaming com-
munities such as Xbox Live
and Steam say they some-'
thahes or often encounter
biased messages.
Teens and twentysome-
things say these slurs and
taunting images they see
online are mostly meant
as jokes. The majority say
they aren't very offended
when they see foul w6rds
online for women or gays
- or even the N-word for
"Sometimes I make a
couple of jokes that might;
be offensive to someone
and I don't even realize it,"
said Call of Reading, Pa.
"You forget there's a person
behind the computer with
actual feelings."

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Nuke troubles run

deep; key officers

suffering 'buriiout

f fhe'Assoctated Press

ble inside the Air Force's
nuclear missile force runs
deeper and wider than of-
ficials have let on.
An unpublished study
for the Air Force, obtained
by The Associated Press,
cites "burnout" among
launch officers with their
fingers on the triggers of
450 weapons of massde--
struction. Also, evidence
of broader behavioral is-
sues across the intercon-
tinental ballistic -missile
force, including sexual
assaults and domestic
The study, provided to
the AP in draft form, says
that court-martial rates in
the nuclear missile force
in 2011 and. 2012 were
more than twice as high
as in the overall Air Force.
Administrative punish-
ments, such as written

reprimands for rules vio-
lations and other misbe-
havior, also were higher
in those years.
These, indicators add
a new dimension to an
emerging picture of mal-
aise and worse inside the
ICBM force, an arm pfthe
Air Force with a proud
heritage but an uncertain
Concerned about
heightened levels of mis-
conduct, the Air Force
directed RAND Corp.,
the federally funded re-
search house, to conduct
a three-month study of'
work conditions and at.-.'
titudes among the men
and women inside the
ICBM force.
It found a toxic mix of
frustration and aggra-
vation, heightened by a
sense of being unappreci-
ated, 'overworked, micro-
managed and at constant
risk of failure.

T IU S A, D i- ciI i 5,203 5 M T PM

State Road'(S.R.) 71 from the Calhoun County line to Malloy Plaza Road, Jackson County
Financial Project Identificatioh, Numbers: 423065-1-62-01 and 423065-1-62-02

This meeting is being held to update the public on current and upcoming
construction activities on State Road (S.R.) 71. Meeting attendees will have
an opportunity'to review'the impact of construction on the traveling public
and to, provide comments. Maps, drawings, and other information will be
displayed. There will be'no formal presentation. Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) representatives will be available to answer questions
and explain improvements.
Those wishing to submit written comments/questions may do so at the
meeting or by mailing them to the FDOT Construction Project Manager,
Dale Harris, 2956 State Correctional Road, Marianna, FL 32448-3674. All
comments must be postmarked on or before Monday, December 16, 2013.

Improvements to S.R. 71 include resurfacing the existing travel lanes,
pedestrian safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility
improvements. Workers will pave from the Calhoun County line to Magnolia
Road. Beginning January 2014, major work, including concrete reconstruction
between Malloy Plaza and the TA Truck Stop, will occur on one side of the
roadway at a time. There will be no detours on S.R. 71. However, when the
east side intersection of S.R. 71 and Whitetail Drive is reconstructed, traffic
accessing Whitetail Drive will be detoured to Malloy Plaza Road and Trailer
Park Drive. Construction is slated for completion in fall 2014.
The FDOT compiles with vartius non-discrimination laws and regulations,.Including Title VI of the
ICMI Rights Act qft1984. Poblc'piarticipatlon Is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin.
age, sex, relegAon; disabiliiy,.iamily status. Persons wishing to express concerns about Title VI
may do so by contacting JohI.Smilthi FDOT District Three Title VI Coordinator, at 1074 Highway
90. Chley, FL 32428, fall-freo at (888) 638-0250, extension 1520. or via email at |onn.smlth@dot
atate.fl.us: You may alsocontact Jacqueline Paramore. FDOT State Title VI Coordinator, Equal
Opportunity Office, at 605 Suwannee Street, MS 65, Tallahassee. FL 32399-0450, (850)414-4753
or via small atjacqueline.paramore@dot.state.fl us.

Dale Harris
FDOT Construction Project Manager
Phone: (850) 767-4990
Email: dale.harris@dot.state.fl.us
Ian Satter
District Three Public Information Director
Phone: (888) 638-0250 ext. 1205 (toll free)
Email: ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us

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NYC sets deadline for stores

in racial profiling probe

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Probing allega-
tions of racial profiling, New York
City is giving 17 major retail stores
until Friday to submit information
on how they've dealt with shoppers
suspected of stealing.
The City Council tackled the
emotional issue on Wednesday at
a hearing that included statements
frornMacy's and Barneys New York
denying allegations 'by customers
that they had been singled out and
City Council member Jumaane
Williams .calls, the problem
The stores did niot send repre-
sentatives to the session in the'City
Council's main chamber.
"I'm offended that Barneys New
York and Macy's is not here. I think
ii's insulting, not just to the, City
Council, but to the city of New York
and the people who ,shop there,"
Williams said.
The NYC Commission on Human
Rights has sent letters to 17 retail-
ers-including Macv's and Barneys
- requesting the following infor-
mation: loss prevention policies;
procedures for approaching and
detaining individuals suspected of
theft; records regarding all individu-
als accused of theft in the past two
years; and what, if any presence,
NYPD officers have in the retail
Thestores are: CenturV2 1. Loehm-
ann's, Sephora, Target, Blooming-
dale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Banana
Republic, Old Navy, Sears, Lord &
Taylor, Neiman Marcus, The Gap,
CVS, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys,
Macy's, Bath & Body Works/Limited
Brands/Victoria's Secret.
Letters may be sent to addi-
tional businesses, but "we se-
lected these locations based upon
previous discrimination complaints
against these stores,-and the size
and prominence of the stores," said
Patricia Galling, the city's human
rights commissioner. "This is only
the beginning of our investigation."

In this May 1, photo. Jay-Z arrives at "The Great Gatsby" world premiere in New
York City's Avery Fisher Hall. In a statement posted on his website on Friday. Nov.
15, the entertainer said that he's planning to move forward with his scheduled
collaboration with Barneys New York despite allegations that black shoppers had
been racially profiled at the high-end retailer.

The Associated Press requested
comment from each of the retailers
by phone and email only Sephora
replied as of late Wednesday. Sepho-
ra declined comment.
While tensions over shoppers'
charges that they are being followed
in various stores have simmered,
for years, they've resurfaced again
in recent months after several
A 19-year-old City College of
Technology student, Trayon Chris-
tian, sued the NYPD and Barneys
last month, claiming he was racially
targeted after buying a $349 Fer-
ragamo belt in April at the Madison
Avenue store.
And Barneys customer Kayla Phil-
lips, 21, filed a complaint with the
city's police watchdog agency, say-
ing she had a similar experience af-
ter buying a $2,500 Celine handbag
in February.
Barneys CEO Mark Lee had
apologized, saying "no one should
go through the unacceptable
experiences .described by Trayron
Christian and Kayla Phillips in re-
cent media reports, and we offer
our deepest sympathies to them
But the company said in a report

issued Tuesday that it "'employees
did not initiate any profiling, and
did not call police requesting or
suggesting that the customers be
stopped or detained.
Actor Robert Brown filed a law-
suit against Ma&N`x5, saving he was
stopped inside its flagship store
in Herald Square in June after he
purchased a $1,350 Niovado wrist-
watch. Brown said he thought
he was stopped because he is
Nlacy's has said it does not toler-
ate discrimination.
The Rev. Al 'Sharpton also testi-
fied at Wednesday's hearing, as did
Donna Ueberman of the New York-
Civil Liberties Union.
'It's important that we hear from
both the department stores and the
police department what on earth is
going on when people of color go'
shopping and end up in handcuffs,"
said Lieberman.
No one represented the New York
Police Department at the hearing.
Hip hop star Jay-Z, who is promot-
ing a Barneys clothing line, said he's
working with the retailer on issues
of racial profiling. But a launch par-
ty for the Iaz-Z collection planned.
for Wednesday was canceled.

Rehab: Brown threw rock through mom's car window

The Associated Preii

ordered Chris Brown on
Wednesday to spend three
months in rehab after
reading a report that said
a facility discharged the
R&B singer because he
threw a rock through his
mother's car window.
Superior Court Judge
* Janmes Brandlin also added
additional rules for Brown
in the coming months, re-
quiring him to perform at
least 24 hours of commu-
nity labor a week and to
submit to drug testing as
he deals with anger man-
agement issues.
Brown and his attorney
agreed to the terms, which
were suggested by proba-
don officials who are over-
seeing Brown's sentence
for his 2009 beating of
then-girlfriend Rihanna.
The Grammy winner
threw a rock through his
mother's car window Nov.
10 after a joint counseling

session in which she sug-
gested the singer remain
in treatment, according to
a letter submitted by the
rehab facility. The facility's
name was not included in
court filings.
"N-r. Brown proceeded to
walk outside and pick up a
rock and threw it through
his mother's car window
and it shattered," the let-
ter states. Brown was dis-
charged because he had
signed a contract agreeing
to refrain from violence
while in treatment.
The singer voluntarily
checked into rehab for
anger management treat-
ment Oct. 29, just day's
after he was arrested in
Washington, D.C., after
a man accused Brown of
punching him after he
tried to get in a photo with
the singer.
The incident and the
resulting misdemeanor
assault charge could still
trigger a probation vio-
lation that could lead to

more sanctions against
Brandlin ordered pro-
bation officials to collect
more details on the Wash-
ington arrest, and report
back to him before a Dec.
19 hearing. A prosecutor
did not seek any revoca-
tion of Brown's probation
at Wednesday'S hearing
but said she was awaiting
more details.
Brown is due to -appear
in a Washington, D.C.,
court Monday Brandlin
allowed the singer to trav-
el for the hearing, but his
ruling makes clear that the
expectation for the singer
for the next few months is
to receive treatment and
perform community labor
such as graffiti removal or
roadside cleanup.
Brown's probation re-
port states the singer has
said he wants treatment
for his anger management
issues. He reported being
depressed after being or-
dered to re-do 1,000 hours

call the name, but said to step up and take the
, 1Ch Ie he wvas disappointed that job.
the rumors of someone Wesley said he stepped
From PagelA from outside taking over up training and experi-
-,appear to be true and ence for his crew once
In fact, he said, at least that he was never asked he decided to retire, in
one person' matter-of-- by any board members or the hope and belief that
factly asked him when "so- hiring personnel about someone would be pre-
and-so" was going to as- who from his depart- pared and worthy of mov-
sumehis job. Wesley didn't ment might be a good fit ingup. -

From Page 1A -
the public on current
:and upcoming construc-
tion activities on S.R. 71.
Workers will pave from
the Calhoun County
line to Magnolia Road.
}Beginning January 2014,
major work, including
concrete reconstruc-
tion between Malloy

Plaza and the TA Truck
Stop, will occur on one'
side' of the roadway at a
time. There will be no de-
tours on S.R. 71; however,
when the east side
intersection of S.R. 71
and Whitetail Drive is re-
constructed,' traffic ac-
cessing Whitetail Drive
will be detoured to Mal-
loy Plaza Road and
Trailer Park Drive.
Construction is slat-

ed "for completion in
Public participation ,is
solicited without 'regard
to race, color, national
origin, age, sex, religion,
disability or. family sta-
tus. Persons, who require
special accommodations
under the Americans with
Disabilities Act -or per-
sons .who require trans-
lation services (free of
charge) should contact

of community service
earlier this year after a hit-
and-run incident. Pros-
ecutors had raised ques-
tions about whether he
performed his sentence as
Brown has performed 20
hours so far, according to
the report. An officer ex-
pressed concern that the
singer wouldn't complete
his assignment if Brown
was not required to per-
form at least 25 hours of
work per week.
The singer appeared in
court Wednesday with his
girlfriend Karrueche Tran
and only spoke once to
acknowledge he agreed to
the terms imposed by the
judge. His mother, who
has attended many of her
son's court hearings, did
not attend Wednesday's
At the request of Brown's
attorney, Mark Geragos,
Brown was also ordered to
take any medications his
doctor prescribed.

He asked the board to
think more about looking
within before they make a
Except to thank him. for
his presentation, no board
members responded with
questions or comments
when he completed his

FDOT Construction Proj-
ect Manager Dale Harris
at 850-767-4990 at least
seven days prior to the
For questions regard-
ing the proposed project
or this- meeting, con-
tact FDOT District Three
Public, Information Dii
rector Ian Satter, toll
free, at 888-638-0250,
ext. 1205 or via email at

Travis Meyer, representing Southeastern Retail Development,
asked for and received two additional 60-day extensions
Tuesday on the inspection period associated with his company's
tentative plan to buy the property where Jackson County's
community development, building and code enforcement
offices are housed. The parcel is located on U.S. 90/Lafayette
Street in Marianna.

From PagelA, -
that SRD would erect on
the property after dermiol-
ishing the old building.
In April, Jackson County
Commissioners accepted
a $360,000 offer for the
county's communityN de-
velopment building and
the 1.25 acres it occupies
at 4487 Lafayette Street in
Marianna. The board must
find space for the com-
mrunity' deelopment de-
partment if Southeastern
Retail Development still
wants the property at the
conclusion of the extended
inspection period, which
had originally been set at
180days from the proposed

From Pjge IA

would be required to work
If declared essential in the
support of county' activi-
ties during such crises. Ex-
emptions might be given
to a sole family caregiver in
certain circumstances, for
The proposed policy
states that the county'
would make every effort to
help called-out employees
ensure that needs of their
immediately families are
met as their county'-em-
ployed loved ones are busy
in the crisis response. The
policy indicated that, in ful-
filling that role. the county
might help employees es-
tablish a family emergency
plan. Such plans could
take into account the em-
ployee's obligation to- be
away from home during
the crisis.
The proposal also spelled
out some of the agen-
cies/deparuments that are,
considered as providing
support functions in such
* There was one omission
and one inclusion in that
list which drew the atten-
tion of some commission-
ers as they reviewed the
document. The Jackson
County Sheriff's Office was
not listed by name, vet a
single constitutional of-
fice, that of the Property
Appraiser, was included
as being support essential.
Commissioners wanted
to know why. As to the,
sheriff's office omission,
Andreasen implied that,
since the sheriff's office is

contract's acceptance. The
company has since been
gven two extensions and
may or may not need the
two most-recently granted
exira Lime. If the expected
sale goes through, the
deal would close 60 days
after the final inspection
period expires and 'the
county would have an ad-
ditional 30 days to vacate
the property.
In relation to this proj-
ect, Jackson County Com-
missioners also voted this
week to hire Donofro and
Associates to provide ar-
chitectural services forthe
construction of a new of-
fice building in another lo-
cation to replace the struc-
ture that now occupies this

already always involved in
such cases, it might have.
been thought of as a given
that the law enforcement
agency would be in full
response mode anyway.
As to why the property
appraiser's office was the
only constitutional office
mentioned by name, he
will be looking further into
that matter.
Some commissioners
were also concerned that
the paragraph about the
county meeting the needs
of workers' families was
too vague. They wanted
that section sharpened.
Andresen and County
Administrator Ted Lakey
and, potentially, other de-
- parinient heads, will clarify
some of the language, then
bring it back to the board
for further consideration
and a potential vote.
In seeking enactment of
the new policy, Andreasen
said a dwindling pool of
emergency volunteers has
made it necessary for him,
to find other ways to en-
sure that he has enough
hands at the plow-in times
of emergency. Since back-
ground checks are now
required for volunteers
working on behalf of the
county and the require-
ment is stringently ap-
plied, Andreasen said, he
is finding it more difficult
to find enough people who
are willing to undergo such
scrutiny, or who are able to
emerge -viable after such.
an in-depth look at their
.He said attempts to find,
employees whowere will-
ing'to sign up for disaster
duty voluntarily were not
very successful.


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Israel, Gulf in'strange alliance against Iran

The Associated Press ~ ~ 1~

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
- When U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry made another stop in
the Middle East this month, he
received an expected earful over
Washington's outreach to Iran:
Don't trust Tehran, tighten sanc-
tions even more, anything short
of complete nuclear concessions
is a grave mistake.
Kerry's meeting wasn't in Is-
rael, though: It was in Riyadh,
listening to Saudi leaders.
In one of the region's oddest
pairings, Israel and the Gulf Arab
states led by Saudi'Arabia in-
creasingly are finding common
ground and a common politi-
cal language on their mutual
dismay over Iran's history-mak-
ing overtures to Washington and
the prospect of a nuclear deal in
Geneva that could curb Tehran's
atomic program but leave the
main elements intact, such as
uranium enrichment.
"The adage about 'the en-
emy of my enemy is my friend'
is playing out over Iran," said
Theodore Karasik, a security and
political affairs analyst at the
Dubai-based Institute for Near
East and Gulf Military Analysis.
"This situation opens up some
interesting possibilities as it all
shakes out."
There seems little chance of
major diplomatic breakthroughs
between Israel- and the Gulf's
array of ruling monarchs and
sheiks. But their shared worries
over Iran's influence and ambi-
dons already has brought back-
channel contacts and "intimate
relationships" on defense and
other strategic interests through

A ATHL E. ;U iAi[fcE`'- IL
In this Sunday, Nov. 3 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince
Saud AI-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, after Kerry arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

forums such as the U.N., said
Dan Gillerman, a former Israeli
ambassador to the world body.
The stepped-up anxieties on
Iran could bring new space for
the Gulf-Israel overlap.,
Egypt's military-backed gov-
ernment, which ousted the Iran-
friendly Muslim Brptherhood,
could be an easy fit into a region-
al bloc standing against Iran and
demanding tougher lines from
Washington, which has been
roundly criticized by some for'
abandoning its longstanding al-
lies in favor of trying to settle the
nuclear standoff with Iran.
Egypt's leadership depends
on Gulf money as a lifeline and
seeks to rebuild its ties with Is-
rael, whose peace treatyv wirh

Cairo was considered a hist6ri- Israel may now be able to look
cal annoyance by the Muslim 'more to Saudi assistance and in-
Brotherhood. telligence in efforts to undercut
Saudi and other Gulf states Hezbollah, which has fired rock-
are critical money-and-weap- ets into Israel and waged a 2006
ons pipelines to Syrian .rebels war. Saudi Arabia also gave im-
in a proxw war with Iran, the portant backing the Arab' Peace
main Middle East' backers of Initiative of 2002 with Israel and
Bashar Assad's government, could assume an even greater
Iran's other loyal force, Leba- role in future Israel-Palestinian
non's Hezbollah, is also in the talks.
mix in Syria. On Tuesday, an al-'. "A nuclear deal ... is likely to
Qaida-linked group claimed it intensify behind- the -scene poi'
carried out a pair of suicide' litical cooperation between the
bombings at the Iranian Em- 'Persian Gulf states and Israel,
bassy in Beirut that killed 23 especially when it comes to lob-
people, including an Iranian buying in Washington and in
diplomat, in an anack that was Brussels," said Nleir Javedanfar,
widely seen as retaliation against an Iranian-born political analyst
Hezbollah and Lebanon's role in based in Israel.
Syria. '-Already, there has been some

curious cross currents by foes
viewing Israel and Saudi Arabia
as being on the same page.
After the Beirut bombings,
Iran's foreign minister blamed
Israel for the attacks. Hezbollah
and Syrian officials, however,
indirectly pointed the finger at
Saudi Arabia, which is a leading
backer of Syrian rebel factions
along with Gulf ally Qatar.
On Monday, the official Saudi
Press Agency put out a statement
categorically denying a report in
Britain's Sunday Times that the
kingdom and Israel were making
.contingencies" for an attack on
Iran if diplomacy fails to make
deep cuts in Tehran's nuclear
It's not difficult, though; for
Middle East commentators to
speculate on the meeting' of
minds between Israel and Saudi
Arabia. The roots of their shared
fears over Iran are so similar.
Israel considers a nuclear-
armed Iran or even if it is
near that capability as a di-
rect threat to its survival after
decades anti-Israel remarks ,by
Iranian leaders and attacks by
Iranian-backed groups .such. as
'Hezbollah. Israel also worries
about shifts in the regional bal-
ance of power. Israel is believed
to have a nuclear arsenal, but
neither confirms nor denies its
existence. -
Iran denies it seeks nuclear
weapons. But any deal with
world powers seen as easing
concerns could later be used
by Iran to boost calls to ban
nuclear arms across the
region and put pressure on
Israel over its presumed nuclear

Rio s Olympic waterways

full of trash, sewage

The Associate JFPrec-.

deJaneiro's endless beach-
es, and lush tropical forest
will 'be: a photographer's
dream during the 2016
Olinpics. But zoom in on
the likes of once-pristine
Guanabara Bay, and the
picture is of household
trash and raw sewage.
In the neon green wa-
ters around the site of the
future Olympic Park, the
average fecal pollution
rate is 78 times that of the
Brazilian government's
"satisfactory" limit and
195 times the level consid-
ered safe in the U.S. Nearly
70 percent of Rio's sewage
goes untreated, mean-
ing runoff from its many
slums and poor neighbor-
hoods drain into waters
soon to host some of the
world's best athletes.
Unless Brazil makes
headway in cleaning up
its waters,' experts warn
the Summer Games could
pose health risks to ath-
letes and mar what officials
hope will be a global show-
case event: Instead of the
soaring vistas of Sugarloaf
'Mountain, the world could
instead see old couches in
the bay and tons of dead
fish floating; atop a city
Rio's Olympic committee
has pledged in writing that
the pollution problems
will be fixed, and many
had hoped the Olym-
pics would force authori-
ties to, tackle decades of
neglect and poor plan-
ning that have blighted
Leonardo 'Gryner, chief'-
operating officer of Rio's
organizing committee, has
acknowledged the 'extent
of the water qualityprob-
lem; But he said projects
were "well advanced" to
make good on the city's
commitment to reduce 80
percent of the pollution
flowing into the bay, where
sailing and wind surfing
events are to be held.
With just 2 1/2years to go
,before the games, howev-
er, experts say cleanup ef-
forts are moving at a snail's
pace and haven't signifi-
cantly improved capacity
in sewage treatment plants
or hooked up more of the
city's 6 million residents.
"The high concentrations
of untreated human waste
meanss there are patho-

Small boats sit on the shore of Guanabara Bay in the suburb
of Sao Goncalo, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

gens and disease-causing
organisms in the water,"
said Dr. Casey Brown, a
professor of civil and en-
vironmental engineering
ai the University of Mas-
sachusetts Amherst. "If I
were going to take part, I
'would make sure all my
shots were up to date."
Tests show the problems
are still severe in several of
the competition venues.
At the site of the Olym-
pic Park. in the Barra
neighborhood, untreated
human waste flows from
nearby condominiums and
sprawling shanrytowns,
presenting an immediate
health hazard, according
'to Rio de Janeiro Environ-
ment Ministry documents
examined by The Associ-
ated Press. Pollution fills
rnany of the waterways in
Barra. where about half
the Olympic events will be
'In the waters just off Co-
pacabana beach, the mea-
surement of fecal coliform
bacteria spiked to 16 times
the Brazilian government's
satisfactory level as re-
cently as three weeks ago,
bad news forthe marathon
swimmers and triathletes
set to compete there.
The Lagoa Rodrigo'de
Freitas often experiences
huge fish die-offs that leave
its surface blanketed with
tons of dead fish. Rowing
and canoeing events are
set to take place on the
briny lake.
Another entrenched
problem is the 148-square-
mile Guanabara Bay, where
the only exit for foul, pol-
luted waters is through a
,narrow opening onto the
Atlantic Ocean. Home to
a thriving artisanal fislh-
irig industry and popular
palm-lined beaches as re-
centlyas the late-1970s, the
bay has become a watery
dump for waste from ship-

yards and two commercial
ports as well as leachate,
the toxic byproduct of
mountains of rotting trash
sitting at what was South
America's largest landfill
until its closure last year.
At low tide, household
trash, including old wash-
ing machines and soggy
couches, float atop vast
islands of accumulated
sewage and sediment.
Experts say it's even pos-
sible that vessels plowing
through the water at speeds
of more than 20' mph
during Olympic events
could collide with floating
detritus below the surface.

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Chipola Women's Basketball

hndians compete in loaded tourney

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Chipola point guard Diamonisha Sophus looks for-a teammate during a
game this season.


The No. 4 Chip61a Lady Indians
.through-their first five games- all
wins by an average of 33.2 points
per game but that could change
this week when they head to Mid-
land, Te\., for the Women's NIT
featuring eight of the best wom-
en's teams in the country.
The tourney will also feature
the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the
country, Trinity Valley and Cen-
tral Arizona, who played in last
year's national tournament final,
as well as No. 23 Midland, who
takes on Salt. Lake today in its
first round matchup.
Chipola will open up today
* with Odessa, which is 6-1 to start

the season and averaging 86.3
points per game..
With a win, the Lady Indians
will get the winner of Angelina vs.
Cloud County on Friday at 6 p.m.
Chipola coach Greg Franklin
said Wednesday that he didn't
know who he would be matched
up with when he accepted the
invitation to play in Midland,
but he knew that the field would
provide a big-time challenge for
his club early in the season.
"I knew who was going to be
in it and I thought it would be a
good test for us earlyto seewhere
we're at," he said. "It will show us
where we are right now. It was a
blind draw, but I knew the possi-
bilities that were out there to test
us, so we're going to go out there
and represent the Panhandle."


'Dawgs top Hornets


surge lifts MHS


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The Niarianna Bulldogs used a
13-4 run to start the fourth quar-
ter to fend off a short-handed
Cottondale Hornets squad for a
69-54-win Tuesday night in the
regular season-opener for both
teims at NHS.
)amel Johnson led five Marian-
na players in double figure scor-
ing with 16 points, while Mike
the T9Bft e X
totonrda e"with 13 point's.
While the win was ultimately de-
cisive for the Bulldogs, coach Tra-
vis Blanton said after the game that
he didn't think his players matched
the intensity of the Hornets players
* for much of the night.
"Cortondale came to play and
they played tougher than we
did, grittier than we did, and
did what they had to -do to give
themselves a chance to win," he
said. "It's kind of bad to be disap-
pointed when you win, but I was
not happy with how we played.
Of course, Cottondale had some-
thing to do with that."
It was a solid effort for the Hor-
nets, who were playing without
a pair of key regulars in senior
starting guard Norris Calhoun,
who is with the Conondale foot-
ball team, and 6-foot-5 center
Kyshon AU, who was nursing a
knee injury.
"1 was proud of the effort." Hor-
nets coach Chris Obert said.. We
showed some heart and some
toughness and battled hard. I
couldn't ask for more in terms of
competing. We're just not quite as
deep as we need to be. But NMari-
anna is an outstanding team, so
to try to compete against them, I
can't ask for much more."
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larianna's Antavious Leonard. (33) blocks a shot attempt at
Jndreyus Baker (23) in Tuesdays game at Marianna High School.

The Lady Indians are coming
jnff of their toughest game of the
season over the weekend in Jack-
sonville where they knocked off
Florida State College of Jackson-
ville 76-66.
On the previous night, Chipola
obliterated Indian River State 77-
40, winning by 30 or more points
for the third time this season.
"I thought we played well in
spurts in Jacksonville. We played
really good defense at times and
'executed well at times," Franklin
said. "It's early in the year, so you
understand that those things will
come and go, but as time goes
along people will develop their
roles and find their place in the
offense and the defense."
See TOURNEY, Page 3B

'High Schoo'l
Boys Basketball





?J Her scored 28 points and Kent
Rogers and Art Platts each added
.,11 for the Altha Wildcats, who
picked up a huge district road
victory Tuesday night in Sneads,
knocking off the Pirates 61-59 in
the regular season-opener for
both teams.-
Sneads'led-31-28 at the half,
but Altha moved ahead in the
,third period and took a four-
point edge into the fourth and
held off the Pirates in the final
JeremyWert scored 35 points and
knocked down 15-pf-15 free throws
to lead the Pirates,,with Darius Wil-
liams adding 11.
But other than. that,, first-year
Sneads coach Bruce Hubbs said
there were few positives to take
from his team's performance.
"We didn't sho* up. We couldn't
throw it in the ocean from the pier.
We didn't play very well," he said.
"But it's just the first one. We've got
23 to go. I don't like to lose any of
them, but we've, got a lot of games
ahead and a lot of times on the
court before we have to put our
equipment away.",
Sneads will have another big dis-
trict test Friday when the Vernon
Yellowjackets come to town in a
game that certainly isn't a must-
win situation so early in the year,
but one in which the Pirates will
want to get to avoid an 0-2 start in
league play.
"It's a big game for the fact that
we need to show improvement,"
Hubbs said. "We've shown im-
provement in every game we've
played. Parts of the puzzle are
coming together and becoming
more clear. My goal is to improve
and be better each game and try
to add to the pieces a little bit to
see who all can play and contrib-
ute. A lot of it is just trying to see

High School Girls Basketball

Chipley continues

hot start within'

BYDUSTIN KENT CHS with 18 points on .7-
dkent@jcfloridan.com of-8 shooting and 2-for-2
from .the three-point line
The Chipley Lady Tigers to go with 10 steals and
made it two big wins in a five assists.
row over Jackson County Parisha Massaline and
opposition Tuesday night Brittany Lee also scored 10
at home, rolling to a 59-21 points each for Chipley.
victory over Graceville. Cristina Ramirez led
Chipley took an 80- Graceville 'with ,eight
11 win over Cottondale points, with Madison Mc-
on Monday in which it Daniel scoring six.
jumped out to a 48-9 lead Graceville dropped to
to start the game. 1-3 with the loss and will
On Tuesday, Chipley got next play host to Vernon,
another fast start, going up tonight at 6 p.m. in a key
21-4 in the first period and district contest.
leading 40-12 at halftime. Chipley is scheduled to
Junior guard Amanda host Sneads tonight at 6
Paschal had a big night for p.m.
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High School Boys Basketball

ONE BiMalone rolls

to a victry

m opener.

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Malone's Antwain Johnson puts up a jumper during the Tigers' home victory
over Poplar Springs on Tuesday.


The Malone Tigers had an easy time of
it in their regular season-opener against
Poplar Springs on Tuesday night at home,
scoring the first 21 points of the game and
cruising to a 63-22 victory.
Malone was coming off of a pair of pre-
season wins over Vernon and Godby and
the Tigers were again impressive in their
first official game of the season.
Chai Baker scored .16 points to lead
Malone, with Chancellor Lockett adding
See MALONE, Page 3BL

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Attorney critical of police in Winston probe

The Associated Press

family and attorney of the al-
leged victim in a sexual assault
investigation involving Florida
State quarterback Jameis Win-
ston on Wednesday sharply criti-
cized Tallahassee police in their
first public comments about the
The lengthy family statement
said their attorney, Patricia Car-
roll, was warned by police that
Tallahassee was a "big foot-
ball town and the victim needs
to think long and hard before
proceeding against him be-
cause she will be raked over the
coals and her life will be made
The statement which was
first provided to the Tampa Bay
Times, also said the woman
"cannot fathom" why local pros-
ecutors were not told about the
investigation involving Winston

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is being investigated for his
possible role in a reported sexual assault.

until last week.
A spokesman for Tallahassee
police did not respond to repeat-
ed requests for comment.
Winston was a top freshman
recruit and backup quarterback

at the time of the alleged De-
cember 2012 assault, but is now
a Heisman Trophy candidate
and the Seminoles are the sec-.
ond-ranked football team in the

Carroll, in an interview with
The Associated Press, also dis-
puted the assertion by City Man-
agerAnita Favors Thompson that
the investigation into the alleged
assault was put on hold because
the woman no longer wanted to
Favors Thompson, saying that
she anticipated national media
interest -because of Winstorns
celebrity, emailed that inforrima-
tion to the Tallahassee mayor
and;city commissioners on.
Nov. 12. Her email stated police
"stopped getting responses from
the young woman and could no
longer contact her for additional
follow up anrd information after
many attempts to do so.
'The city manager said an at-
torney representing the alleged
victim's family said she "changed
her mind and did not wish to
Carroll, however, said that the
woman never told police she did

not want to press charges.
Carroll said that the accuser
- who is from the Tampa Bay
area-was going ahead with her
life and attending classes at FSU
when it became apparent that
the police had no plans to seri-
ously investigate the case. She
left school last week when she
learned that Ithe case was about
to become public.
"I had no faith whatsoever in
the Tallahassee police depart-
ment," said Carroll.
The statement from the fam-
ily said that Carroll asked a Tal-
lahassee police detective about
obtaining a DNA sample from
Winston. But that the detective
refused to get' the sample and
refused to interview 'people-
,including Winston's roommate
-who may have witnessed the
attack. The family said the de-
tective. told Carroll that "such
activity would alert Winston and
the matter would go public.")

Richt bemoans missed chance

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. Mark
Richt said Tuesday he re-
grets not reminding Geor-
gia players to knock down
a pass at the end of last
week's loss to Auburn.
Auburn's Ricardo Louis
made the 73-yard touch-
down catch with 25 sec-
onds remaining that gave
the Tigers a 43-38 win.
Richt said no coach, in-
cluding defensive coordi-
nator Todd Grantham, told
the defense in a timeout
before the play to bat-down
the fourth-and-18 pass.
Georgia' sophomore
safety Josh Harvey-Clem-
ons deflected the pass to
Louis while trying for an
interception. Safety Tray
Matthews, a freshman,
also defended the play.
"Obviously, at the end
of the game, you've got to
know to knock a ball down
in that, situation," Richt
said. "You know, we had a
timeout prior to that. I'm in
there, Grantham's in there,
we're- all in there. I could
have easily said, 'Hey guys,
if the ball is launched deep,
bat it down.' I could have
said that. That's a good re-
minder for a young bunch
of guys back there.
"Ihadmychance to coach
that up and didn't do it."
Richt said the defense
prepares for similar fourth-
and-long plays every week
-in practice.
-"We bat it down every
Thursday," Richt said.
Richt said. a defensive
back's instincts to inter-
cept a pass can overwhelm
weekly instructions to.
knock down the ball.
j"in the moment of truth,

1HI A-: U IATElbf
Coach Mark Richt and Georgia lost a heartbreaker last week,
falling to Auburn on a miraculous Iast'minute touchdown.

the ball is coming right to
you and you're thinking
about getting it," Richt
said. "Josh is trying to de-
fend the play. He's looking
at the ball.",
Georgia linebacker
Amarlo Herrera said no
reminders from Richi or
Grantham should have
been necessary.
"It's football. You should
know the situation," Her-'
rera said Thesday. "We all
are supposed to know the
situation when we play de-
fense. I mean, that doesn't
have to be said. You should
know ft and if you don't
know it, it is what it is." .
The loss .ended the
Southeastern Conference
championship hopes for
Georgia (6-4,4-3 SEC). The
Bulldogs will play Ken-

tucky on "Saturday night.
The dramatic loss to Au-
burn- was the dominant
topic on Tiesday.
-Georgia trailed Auburn
37-17 in the fourth quarter
before quarterback Aarori
Murray led an- improbable
comeback for a 38-37 lead.
Richt said he tells, his
players and coaches to
always ask "what I could
have done better" instead
of pointing to mistakes by
others.',He said he thought
*of his .missed opportunity
in the timeout; when cri-
tiquing his performance.
Richt may have been at-
tempting to deflect criti-
cism of Grantham, who has
faced mounting criticism.
Georgia has allowed at'
least 30 points seven times
this season, and more than

40 in three games. Georgia
ranks 82nd in the nation
with its average of 30.2
points allowed per game.
. Auburn had 323 yards
rushing and 566 total yards
-.each high marks allowed
by Georgiaxthis season.
Richt said fourth-quarter
defensive stops made -the'
comeback possible.
"I'll just say this: I'was
pleased with how we fin-
ished that last game," he
said. "Other than that one
play, there was a string of
some great defense being
played, just to allow -us to
,get' back into, the game-
without trying to do some,
desperation onside kick."
Georgia seniors will play
their final home game'-
against Kentucky. There
are only two seniors among
Georgia's starters aind top
backups on defense: start-
ing defensive end Garrison
Smith and backup safety
Connor Norman.
Georgia lists three fresh-
men as defensive starters:
outside linebacker Leon-
ard Floyd, cornerback Shaq
Wiggins and Matthews.
There are 16 freshmen
and sophomores oin the
two-deep depth chart on
"We have so manyyoung
guys that we're dependent
on and they just don't have
the experience," Smith
said. "It's just -tough but
at the end of the day I'm
proud of everybody. I'm
proud of this team.'
"This team is goingto
come up. We have almost
everybody coming back, -
especially on defense and
they can't go nowhere but
upfrom hete." -

hjuieskey for' Win'ne'rs', losers n AC
leadig pa serbtheTr

The Associated Press

With the possible excep-
tion of Jameis Winston and
the Florida State Seminoles,
nothing has had more of
an impact on the Atlantic
Coast Conference standings
thisseason than injuries.
North Carolina, Mary-
*'land and N.C. State are
among the teams that
have had to overcome the
loss of their starting quar-
terback. Florida State, in,
contrast, has flourished/"
behind Winston while
avoiding serious injury on
either side of the ball. -
Florida State has lost just
one starter junior safety
Tyler Hunter, who injured
his neck in the third game
of the yvar-and underwent
surgery to repair a bulg-
ing disc. But Florida State
didn't miss a beat.
Freshman Jalen Ramsey,
who had started the first
three games at cornerback,
slid to safety and sopho-
more P.J. Williams took his
Staying. healthy. has
helped the second-ranked
Seminoles (10-0, 8-0)
dominate the ACC.
No. 7 Clemson is the
second-best team in the
conference a 51-14
Drubbing at home against

Florida State remains the
Tigers' lone defeat.
Clemson .(9-1, 7-1), like
the Seminoles, has stayed
in the hunt because the
Tigers also have remained
relatively healthy.
Several teams have had
to overcome injuries -to
find success. I.
Maryland. has qualified
for a bowl berth .because
of its ability to overcome,
an injury ledger 'that lists
nine players lost for the
,,season. The Terrapins have
been forced to play with-.
out their top two receiv-
ers, Stefo n Diggs and Deon
Long, each of whom broke
a leg in a' loss to Wake For-
est last month. -
At least the situation is
better than it was a year,
ago, when the Terrapins
lost four quarterbacks and
had a promising 4-2 start
turn into a 4-8 disaster.
North Carolina's depth
at quarterback proved in-
strumental in the team's
recent climb in the Coastal
Bryn Renner needed sur-
gery on his left, non-throw-
ing shoulder earlier this
month to repair a detached
labrum and broken bone.
The injury meant the loss
of Renner's senior leader-
ship and the departure of
one of the program's career

leading passers, but the Tar,
Heels had already been us-
ing sophomore Marquise
Williams more in a rota-
tion before the injury.
Williams is .2-0 as the
full-time starter during a
'four-game winning streak
that's: put the Tar Heels
within reach of bowl eligi-
bility after a 1-5 start. ,
On the other end of the
standings are teams that
have not been able to over-
come injuries.

- N.C. State lost 'start-
ing quarterback, Brandon
Mitchell to a- foot injury in
the season opener against
Louisiana Tech after he
directed the WolfpackI to
touchdowns on their first
two possessions.
Mitchell eventually made
it back, but N:C,- State (3-
7, 0-7) never got into 'a
groove offensively this sea-
son in part due to incon-
sistency at the quarterback

Tide, Semmoles

take break
ThI.Asi.iL-i6aedPrfE coaches' poll, visits Ala-'
bama on Saturday, giv-
Chattanooga. Idaho. The img -the Crimson Tide
Citadel. Coastal Carolina. a chance to iron some
These are the opponents things out before the Iron
for some of the nation's 'Bowl against No. 6Auburn.
best teams in November. next week. The Tigers are
Really?- takqig this week off after
Unfortunately for cob playing three straight SEC
lege football fans, this opponents.
type of scheduling is JIdaho makes the long.
nothing newv. It stands out journey (about 2,600
more this season because miles) toTallahassee, Fla.,
No*.1' Alabama and No. 2 to play Florida State. The
Florida State are both tak- good news is the school
ing a break to tune up as gets a $900,000 payday
the national champion- $346 per mile, give or.
ship- race reaches a fever take. The bad news is the
pjtch. Vandals (1-9) are 57-point
Southeastern Confer- underdogs:.
ence teams have been According to the Saga-
working in a late-season rin computer ratings that
-patsy with .greater fre- rank all Division I teams
quency since the 12-game and do6hot separate FCS
regular season became from FBS, Chattanooga is I
standard almost 10 years 142nd in the country. Ida-
ago. This season, Atlantic ho is 189th. So kudos to
'Coast Conference powers Alabama for scheduling
Florida State and Clem- up, relatively speaking.
*son, with SEC rvals on, Florida, which is'next
the horizon, have decided up for Florida State, plays
to go that route, too. FCS Georgia Southern,
They have that luxury which checks in at 171 st.
because their confer- No. 7 Clemson hosts
ences start league play in The Citadel and Palmetto
September and play only State rival South.Carolina
eight conference games. brings, in Coastal Caro-
instead of nine, as the lIna, a week before they
:Pac-12 and Big 12 do.. So square" off. The Game-
why not let AJ McCarron cocks get the tougher test.
and Jameis 'Winston re- The Chanticleers are sev-
.charge their batteries and e nth in theF *CS coaches'
get ready for big games? poll and ranked 108th by
Chattanooga, which is Sagarmn, four spots ahead
*Jankad 21st in) the FCS of Kansas of the Big12.'


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Sports Briefs

High School Boys
Thursday Chipley at
Cottondale. 7 p.m: Ruther-
'ford at Marianna. 5:30 p.m.
and 7 p.m= Bethlehem at
Malone, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday Vernon at
Sneads. 5:30 p.m. 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
Thursday -Bethlehem at
Malone, 5:30 p.m.; Sneads at
Chipley, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.:
.\ernon at Graceville. 6'p.m.:
* Cottopdale at Bethlehem, I
p.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Marianna
vs. Geneva'County (AIa.) in
Friday Pensacola
Vernon at Sneads. 4p.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday -'Central at
Malone, 5 p.m.

Chipola Men's
The Indians will head to
Waycross, Ga., this weekend-
* to take on Cape Fear on '
Friday at 5 p.m. and South
Georgia State College on
Saturday at 4 p.m.

Chipola Women's
The Lady Indians will go
to Midland, TeA ,this week
to play at the Midland Col-
lege WNIT starting Thurs-
day with a game against
Odessa at 6 p.m. -

Sports Items
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'*editorial'C'jcfloridan.com. or
fax them to 850-482-4478
The mailing address for the
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_inna.FL 32447.'


Rejuvenated Ginn makes return to Miami

iT '.: : lTU I
Ted Ginn Jr. has made an impact for the Panthers after
struggling to find playing time with the Dolphins and 49ers.

14, andAntwain Johnson 10.
"I 'thought the, guys played
good. We got off to a nice start
and I thought we shared the ball
a lot better," Malone coach Steven
Welch said. "Chancellor Lockett
had a nice night, Chai had several
assists, and we were a lot better
as far as ball movement and hav-
ing a-nice flow to our games, but
this was a different opponent as
well." { -..': *
The Tigers .led the game 41-12
at halftime before a running clock
brought the second half .to a quick

The Associaed Press

Ginn Jr. is rejuvenating his
career with the Carolina
Ginn, who was an af-
terthought the last three
seasons on offense with
the San Francisco 49ers,
has emerged as a valu-
able receiving threat as
well as a returned for
the surging Panthers (7-3),
who have won sit straight
Ginn has 24 receptions
for 411 yards and three
touchdowns, including the
winning 25-yard TD catch
from Cam Newton with 59
seconds left in Carolina's.
24-20 win over the New
England Patriots on Mon-
day night.
The seven-year NFL vet-
eran has nearly as many
receptions this year as he
did in his three combined
seasons in San Francisco
(31). And his three TD're-
ceptions this season al-
ready stand as a career
Ginn said coming to
Carolina has been a

Malone will next play host

The Associated Press.

thers coach Ron Rivera
says an- MRI on defensive
enid Charles Johnson's
right knee revealed no torn
Johnson has a sprained
Rivera said Wednesday
that Johnson is really sorp,
but "we're very fortunate.

"blessing" .and 'there's
little dpubt he has fit in
/well. as Carolina's No. 3'
receiver behind starters
Steve Smith and Brah-
don LaFell. Newton has
been spreading the ball
around and six Carolina
receivers have at least 15
"It's good when everyone
is eating," Ginn said with a
On Sunday, Ginn will
male his return to Miami
'to face the Dolphins, the
team that drafted him in
the first round in 2007 and

to' NMalone back under .500 at 1-2 on Countyby25.

Bethlehem tonight at 7 p.m. the young season.
"We had a horrible shooting
Lady Tigers fall to Poplar night. We couldn't throw atock in
the ocean," Malone coach Pres-
prgs ton Roberts said. "After we tied
The Malone girls suffered a dis- it up in the third, we just kind of
appointing home defeat at the fell apart. We couldn't hit a shot,
hands of Poplar Springs on Tues- we turned it over too many times.
day night, with the Lady Atomics and Poplar Springs hit shots when
holding'off a late Malone charge they needed to."
to take a 34-27 win. Angelica. Livingston scored
Poplar Springs led 13-6 at half- nine points to lead Malone, with
time, but Malone fought back to Curteeona Brelove adding eight.
tie the game up at 21-21 in, the The Lady Tigers, thought by
third period. many to be one of the favorites in,
The Lady Tigers couldn't claim IA this year, have struggled out of
the lead, though, and the Lady the gate, losing a preseason game
Atomics took control In the fowrh toWalt6niby 13 points before los-
to pull out he win and send ing the season-opener to Holmes

We really are. ... It's about
getting the soreness out-
more than anything else.'
Rivera isn't sure if
Johnson will play Sunday.
when the Panthers visit,
the Miami Dolphins. He.will
be reevaluated Friday to
determine how he's reacting
to treatment.
Johnson has 8'^ sacks
this season and 21 in the,
last 23,games.'

traded him away' three
years later.
It's his second homecom-
ing game in three weeks..,
He *avoided questions
about his return to San
Francisco, where there
were differing opinions
on how he should be used
on offense. As for the Dol-
phins, Ginn said there are
"no hard feelings."
"It was for the 'better-
ment of both situations,"
Ginn said of his departure'
from South Florida. "'I had
my time there and enjoyed
it and it started me off."'

Malone got its first win against
Laurel Hill 41-25 to endlastweek,
but Tuesday's performance again
left the second-year head coach
disappointed in his team's effort.
"We missed tree layups to open
the game in transition. We missed
shots we normally' make. It was
one of those nights.'but the truth is
we just didn't play hard enough to
win," he-said."Even on a bad shoot-
ing night like that, Jf we wouldq've
played hard,/we should've won the
game. But we didn't play hard and
.;the intensity level wasn't where it
needed to be. For the life of me'; I
can't figure out why."
Nlalone will next play host to.
Bethlehem tonight at 5:30 p.m.

ration early in the period'
I Jrd^Vj-S thanks to their defense,,
which forced several Cot-
From Pa6 lB I' tondalelturnovers leading
Marianna appeared to to easy baskets.
be: in control early, with Bakerscoredfivestraight
a steal and bucket by points 'during a 7-0. MHS
Shaquarious Baker gi-ing run, with Herman Wil-
the Bulldogs a 15-7 lead liams capping it oft With a
late in the first period. steal and score to make it
The Bulldogs took a 10- 60-45 with just under five
point edge into the half- minutes to play. .
time break and extended- The Hornfets got back to
the lead to 34-21 early in within 12 points at 62-50
the third, but the Hornets with 3:05 'but never got
stormed back with a 13- any closer.
3 run featuring a pair of Trey Clemmons also
three-pointers by Tristan scored 11 points for the
Braxton and' another by Bulldogs, with .Baker,
Gallon to make it 37-34 Leonard, and Roderick
with three minutes left in Copeland adding 10 each.
the quarter. - 'Another triple by Brax- 12 points for the Hornets
ton cut the MHS lead to- and Kadeesh Webb scored
two at -43-41. but a bucket 11, with Undreyus Baker
by Antavious Leonard and scoring seven.
two free throws by John- Cottondale will next
son extended the margin play host to Chipley at 7
'to six going in the fourth p.m. tonight, while Mari-
quarter. anna will Velcome the
The Bulldogs finally Rutherford Rams, tonight
started to get some sepa- at 7 p.m.

Fromrri P.ig lB
Players are already start-
ing to carve out clear roles
for the Lady Indians so
far,; with 6-foot-2 Evelyn
Akhator proving to be a
dominant '.two-way post
player in leading Chipola
in scoring (15.4 points per
game), rebounding (12.8
per game), and blocked
shots (3.2 per game).
Point guard Diamoni-
sha Sophus has emerged
as the team's primary
playmaker with seven as-
sists per game to just two
turnovers on average,
while Khadijah Ellison
has become a destructive
perimeter defender with
5.5 steals per night while
also giving the:Lady Indi-
ans an -athletic slasher on
offense with 10 points per
Franklin said he wants
to see .his. players per-
form at that level against

"Our team has a lot of
talent and potential
The question is, are we
going tofind our true
identity and be able to
stick with it. But do 1
.Think we're in that top
three to five right now?
Yeah, sure Ido."
Greg Franklin,
Chipola women's basketballkcoach

super elite competition
like they will see in Mid-
land, but the coach said,
he believes his team be-
longs in the same com-.
pany with the likes of
Trinity Valley and Central.
"Our team has a lot of
talent and potential. The
question is, are we going
to find our true identity
and be able to stick 'with
it," he said. "Butdo I think
:we're in that top three to
five right now? Yeah, sure
I do."'







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changes that open up
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with anyone who chal-
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enrich your love life.
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Dear Annie: Over the past 10 years, I
have noticed that my sister's memory
has become very confused. She often has
false memories, believing something
that happened to a friend or celebrity
actually happened to her. She also says
hurtful things and doesn't remember say-
ing them. My husband and I decided it
was best just to let it go, as she gets upset
quite easily.
Recently, she said something that
really hirt my feelings, and I decided
to talk'to her about it and clear the air.
However, when I mentioned it, she
became terribly agitated and insisted
she would never say any such thing. She
actually got her family involved, and they
agreed that I was imagining'things.
I love my sister and don't want to upset
her, but this really bothers me. She has
mentioned that her friends joke about
hep memory, and she doesn't like it.


Australian Bridge is published four times a year in
a large-page format. As with all of these magazines,
it aims primarily at duplicate players, but has mate-
rial for le'ss-capable players.'
This. opening-lead quiz comes from Ron Klinger.
Lookatonly the West hand. South opens one heart,
you pass, and North responds four diamonds,
showing four-plus hearts, at least game-going val-
ues, and at most one diamond. East surprises you
by intervening with five diamonds, but South rebids
five hearts, and everyone passes. What would you
Klinger is a leading player, teacher and writer
who has a great eye for an instructive deal. This one
occurred during an Australian trial. At the table,
Barbara Travis found the best lead: the diamond
king. Her side was getting at most one diamond
trick. And it might have been important for her
to shift through the dummy at trick two. Also, if
partner knew no switch would be helpful, she could
have overtaken with the diamond ace and tried a
lead from her side of the table.
Here, East played the diamond three at trick one,
a suit-preference signal for clubs. West led that suit
at trick two, and declarer had to lose three tricks:
one heart, one diamond and one club.
If West's opening lead had been a low diamond
and East had shifted to a low club, South probably
would have put up her queen, based on East's five-
diamond bid. And declarer might well have guessed
spades also. It was much better not to give South a

But I'm surprised that her children and
husband are not aware of the problem.
Should I just let it go?

Dear Mauachusetts:We suspect her
husband and children are well aware
of the problem, but -have chosen hot to
deal with it. Please encourage your sister
to talk to her doctor. Say that you are
worried about her. Memory problems
are common, but if she is substituting
others' experiences for her own, it could
be more serious.
Ask if she is scheduled for a regular;
checkup and see whether you can ac-
company her, alerting the doctor if she
neglects to do so. Also mention your
concerns to her husband and children.
Your sister may be too embarrassed to
address this, so they need to be more
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^/Split Oak Firewood
401f "4- o Delivered in the Wiregrass!
$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
^r u i^ ./ $12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.
334-393-9923 4
Be your own boss and partner with the -J.
world's largest commercial JEER ATCE
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equipment, supplies, training and $5,000. Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
in monthly customer included. West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.
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BUSI NE S ~ great $650 OBO. Call 334-447-9501 for appt.
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; 1 block Off cIrcle, 1 Free Rescued Dogs Black Labs, Beautiful
great income 9& fullyocu ipried PittsLab Mixes, Small Mixed Breeds,
great l mCWne & ly occiplead. Z &m Beagles 6 mo. old mix 2-sm. Terriers
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With Cood .OW-- payme ni -- AKC reg. boxer puppies.
38631-6363:1 fawn female & brindle
*186412-___________________4m female. Born 10-16-13.
~ Ready 11 -30-13. $600.
Desiree at 334-806-7352
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currently protecting farm and goats. Shots and I
worming to date. 1 male 7 females 7 months
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style from a variety of maxiA-Jine and pencil ASDR Mini Aussies. $450. born 10/18. Merles,
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220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern

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 Quality Coastal Bermuda Hay
for Horses and Cattle Large Rons
Fertilized & Weed Control
850-209-9145 4m


12 fttall 30 gal.
$49.95ea.10 or
more $39.95

Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
By appointment
L 334-69213695


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.

Q-size firm Serta Mattress NEW pd. $500.
$200. OBO 850-482-2868.
Sofa: tan micro-suede. Good condition. $200.
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Insued ~and RfeeceAalal
Hours: MonsFri 7-5 Sat 7i1
2978 Pierce Street (behind Tim s Florist) |

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"Beautification of Your Home"
Carpentry/Painting Installations
Furniture Repair &' Refinishing
General Repairs -*Insured

Big Or Small Jobs WELCOME
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Depreslon Glass, Blue Ridge PteteN Costume Jewelry, Blue and White,
Milk Glass,Vasellne Glass, FolkArt and much more StufRi
Open Thursday Saturday: 1l:Ulam 5:00pm
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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


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
_Drug Free Workplace

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,
experience.' Background in preparation of
department budget andpayroll;ability to
provide direct support to department
head; supervisory experience of support
personnel desired. Must have a validfL
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 ofa felonyor misdemeanor
involving perjury or false statements.,
Must be drug-free and pass ayigorous
background investigation. fPossession of *
a valid Florida driver's license is required
1. prior to employment.
Starting salary $26,463.00/yr.

Equipment Operator I
High school diploma or equivalent with
1-2 or more years of experience 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.

Deadine to apply is 12/02/2013

Submit Jackson County employment
application to: Human Resources Dept,
2864 Madison St, Marianna, FL 32448.
Ph 850-482-9633.
EOE/AA/Vet Pref/ADA/ Drug-Free Workplace

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Accepting Applications foe land 2 BR apts.
Must meet income require m ents.
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n Brick 2/1 Duplex 3196 Diana Lane $575.
and with carport & Storage $600.
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1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
m 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
2BR 1BA In Cottondale, 1st street, CH&A,
with appliances, $300/mo + -dep.
S5r260-7081 4a
4BR/28A Mobile Home in Sneads
8038 Old Spanish Trail. Walking distance from
schools and shopping. $650 M. + Dep.
Call 850-570-4706
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Quality Homes & Apartments.
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"Property Managemeit 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 &
hers master bath, walk in closets, open floor
plan, 2300 sq. ft. back yd. fenced, 9 f. ceilings
$1300. mo. avail. Jan. 1st. 850-271-5545.
Nicely remodeled,
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Compelling questions -
and maybe a few actual answers

A couple of questions we
just had to ask ourselves


Jimmie, Chad have
run out of fingers.
How many champi-
onships will Jimmie
Johnson have when
his career ends?
spin the wheel. And the
number is eight, which
is one better than the.
record and twice as
many as Jeff Gordon
where between six and
20? Here' a hunch:
How about seven? He'll
tie but not beat the
Denny Hamlin?
How'd that happen?
GODSPEAK: His lower-
back fracture must have
completely healed on
Sunday. Denny is back
in the saddle again.
KEN'S CALL: Someone
must've reminded him
where the throttle was
located. Nice jump on




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Sometimes even if you win, you lose. That
was the case Sunday wren Ricky Stenhouse Jr
wrestled the NASCAP Sprint Cup Series Rookie of
the Year title irorn his girllrienr. Danica Patrick
Patrick was the early favorite for rookie honors
before Matt Kenseth decided to leave Roush Fen-
way Racing and take a wheel at Joe Gibbs Racing
Tha3t opened the door for Stenhouse's rookie run
and shifted the balance o0 pov-er
When asked about Patrick, Stenhouse gave her
high marks and praised her for early-season ac-
complishments, such as winning the Daytona 500
pole, then finishing eighth in that race.
"She jumped out there at Daytona with a top-10
finish.' Stenhouse said after the season finale at
Homestead-Miani Speedway. .She was in front of
us for a while and had the best finish of us tor a
long time. too.
"It was fun. We joked a little bit about it. but we
didn't really focus too much on it. We definitely
wanted to focus all our efforts on the race track,
lust try to get the best finish we could every week
Obviously the points just kind of play theirselves
out. We both wanted to just finish as beSt we could
each and every week "
There is no record of Patrick publicly congratu-
lating Stenhouse for capturing the rookie award.
She won the battle of the day at homestead. finish-
ing 20th, two positions better than Stenhouse. and
talked only of her team and it's, effort in 2013
"I'm proud of the GoDaddy guys.' said Fatrick.
who made her 46th Sprint Cup start at Homestead
"They gave me a good. consistent car tkat drove
well Tony Gibson (crew chief) made gre3t calls all
night. and the pit crew was outstanding, as they
always are. The handling and the balance were
good all night It was a solid run for us a good
way to end the year and go into the
offseason." 4
Stenhouse plans to enjoy
his rookie monient. which
includes an invite to the NAS-
CAR Awards Banquet in Las
Vegas in a couple of weeks.
It will be interesting to see
if lie uses the 'plus one" cni
the invitation.
"It definitely wasn't
the season that we
wanted, but we slowly but
Stirely got a little bit better
throughout the season,"
Sterihouse said. "I was
proud of what we did

throughout the season getting better. qualifying
better, having runs up front, leading laps through.
out this year. Thought we had a chance at winning
sorrie races there, at least being in contention. I
was proud of those moments '

Judging biy Mark Martin's comments, the Cup
Series race at Homestead was his last start in
the series "It is hard to believe that I've lived this
dream." Martin said. "It is really hard to believe.
I am still deep down inside I'm still the kid
Irom Arkansas that got the huge thrill the first
time I went to Daytona as a spectator to watch the
Daytona 500. I wasn't even a teenager yet. I never
dreamed I would be able to do the things that I've
done and to have the success that I've had It's
been a dream. Living a dream."

Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson
and Dale Earrthardt Jr have their cars prepped
side by side in the same shop at Hendrick Motor-
sports, Since Earnhardt joined Rick Hendrick in
2008, Johnson has scored four of his titles That
roust weai on a driver s mind. 'I'n really proud of
rry team," Earnhardt said Sunday. "If we're able to
put together another good season and are fortu-
nate enough to make the Chase ned! year, we'll be
one they need to worry about."

At this point, no one cares that
Genevieve's hat is upside-down.

Where do you rank Jimmie John-
son's six championships?
It's tough enough comparing ac-.
compiishments across different eras,
but with the different formats used
through the decades, it's impossible.
Richard Petty won the bulk of his
seven championships under a different
points formula than the one Dale Earn-
hardt used. And Jimmie Johnson's six
have come under a very different for-
mat than both of those two. You can
only state the obvious: Johnson and
the No. 48 team are the undisputed
heavyweight champs of-this era.
If (or 'when) he gets to seven, do.
we treat it the same? .
Does it matter? Here's what we'll
never know: How many champion-
ships would Petty and Earnhardt have
won if they'd had the Chase format in
their day? Maybe more, maybe fewer.
Any doubt Jimmie will go beyond
seven championships some day?*
Of course there's some doubt. only
because rio'ohe.has evei'done it. Right
now, yoU wouldn't bet against 10, but
things change in. a hurry. There was
a time ,w thought Jeff Gordon would
win 150 races and at least seven
championships. On Nov. 26,2009,
Tiger Woods had. 14 major champion-
.ships, and no one would've bet against
him getting to 25. On Nov. 27 he ran
into a fire hydrant, and four years
later, we don't even know if he'll get to
15. On-the -bright side for Jimmie, let's
assume he could avoid
a fire hydrant.

Ken Willis has-been covering
NASCARtfor The Daytona geacti
News-Journal for 27 years. Reach
him at ken.willis@newsjml.com


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Ricky and Danica
remind us that some
rookie rivalries are
moie heated than
others. 4

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona
Beach News-Journal's motor-,.
sports editor and has covered
NASCAR for 30 years. Reach
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Champion: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Rest of the top five: Kyle
Busch, Brad Keselowski, Jirn-
mie Johnson, Kevin Harvick
Dark horse: Carl Edwapds

Disappointment: DCny, Hamlin
First one out; Tonry Stewqrt',
Don't be surprised ift Eair'
hardt builds dn his 2013'suc-
cess, wins races, and reigns,

Matt Denny
Kenseth Hamlin
Matt Kenseth vs. Denny Hamlin:
Kenseth now realizes Joe Gibbs Racing
has three Cup Series entries -r he fin--
ished second to Hamlin at Homestead..

Godwin Kelly gives his take: "This is
not so much a feud as a reality check.'
Hamlin hasn't been a factor most of
the season and that will change in


1. Jimmie Johnson
2 Mart'lr;s:ncih
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Kyle Busch
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Clint Bowyer
8. Joey Logano
9 Creg Bllie
10. Kurt Busch
11 Ryan N'Jewrnan
12 $asev Kahne
13 Carl Edwiara
14. Brad Keselowski
15. Jamie McMurray
16. Martin Truex Jr.
17. Paul Menard
18. Aric Almirola
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
20. Jeff Burton
21. Juan Pablo Montoya
22. Marcos Ambrose
23. Denny Hamlin
24. Casey Mears
25. Mark Martin
26. David Giiliiand
27. Danica Patrick
28. David Ragan
29.'Tony Stewart
30. Dave Blanev
32. JJ.Yele
33. David Feiriir.-rirn
34. E.:bti i Uburit's
35. AJ Allmcnid.nrer

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