Jackson County Floridan


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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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Marianna Fla
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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The First Baptist Church of Cottondale was damaged by fire early Monday morning. Crews from Jackson County Fire
Rescue, Marianna Fire Department, Chipley Fire Department and several local volunteer units responded to the blaze.

Three fire departments sent to battle blaze


A fire at First Baptist
Church in Cottondale
early Monday morn-
ing brought 'crews from
several towns to battle
the blaze. The fire forced
authorities to, close a
section of U.S. 231 for a
time while the firefight
was underway..
Cottondale Police
Chief William Watford
said the fire' appears
to have started in an
area behind the
baptismal area, which
is located behind the
pulpit, and that it may
have been electrical in
nature. Watford said
the fire traveled, up
a wall to the second
floor of the church, but
didn't break through the
It is -under routine in-
vestigation by the state
fire marshal's office and

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Armed robbery

at Cottondale

convemence store

From staff report
A convenience store
clerk in Cottondale was
robbed by a hooded gun-
man, early Sunday eve-.
ning. According to a press
release from, the Jackson.
County Sheriffs Office, the
clerk at Southern Express
called 911 around7p.m..to
report that an armed man
wearing a green jacket and
black hoodie had robbed
He was described as
white, with blond hair and
hazel eyes, and was wear-
ing blue jeans at the time
of the robbery. He was ap-

proximately 6 feet tall and
,weighed an estimated 170
Officers reviewed surveil-
lance footage and saw that
the suspect came into the
store by;way of the south
entrance and was armed
with a black handgun. He
walked behind the register
and took money from two
cash drawers, then left by
way of the north door. lie
ran into the wooded area
next to the store. K-9 teams
tracked a scent northward
to an area behind the near-
by Subway sandwich shop
See ROBBERY, Page 7A

Attempted murder

suspect captured

From staff reports
The hunt for a. man
wanted for attempted
murder and home inva-
sion robbery in Putnam
County concluded with his
arrest four hours away in
Bay County early Monday
Wanted in connection to
a.Putnam County incident
last Friday, Stonie Shane
Norris was found hiding
under a pile of pine straw
in the woods off U.S. 231,
according to a press -re-
lease from the Bay County
Sheriff's Office.
He was located near a
creek bed in the area of At-
las Poitable Buildings and
Truss Manufacturing, lo-
cated at 3925 US 231. The
BCSO took Norris custody
shortly after 9 a.m., au-%
thorities said.
Officials reported that
Norris. was wanted for
home invasion roh-

bery and two counts of
attempted murder in a.

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muniity near
.:t The local
search for
Norris began
Norris. after' ,Lynn
Haven Police
Department and the BCSO
received information that
Norris mi'ight 'be headed
to Bay County. An all-out
manhunt began in that:
jurisdiction after he was
seen in the area of Carla
Lane and AberdeenLoop
in Lynn Haven. The BCSO
Air Unit and the BCSO K9.
unit began searching the.
area and found an F-456
truck that had been report-
ed stolen in Lake City Au-
thorities say a firearm was
found inm the truck, which
they suspect Norris stole
See CAPTURE, Page 7A

FDOT to suspend

construction for

Thanksgiving holiday
Special to the Floridan

The Florida Department
of Transportation District
Three, office is suspend-
ing highway construction
projects on major road-
ways across Northwest
Florida. There will be no
work on state roads requir-
ing lane restrictions from
Thursday, Nov, 28 through
Sunday, Dec. 1. All major
roads will be open to nor-
mal traffic.
Although no construc-
tion closures are scheduled
over the holiday weekend,
existing state highwaywork
zones will remain in effect.
Motorists are reminded to
use caution while travel-
ing through work zones
around barricades and
FDOT is encouraging
drivers to allow extra travel

time and to use extra cau-
tion in existing work zones
along state highways. Driv-
ers are urged to make sure
they buckle up, along with
their passengers. FDOT
and other safety.agencies
also ask drivers to obey
speed limits, get adequate
rest before traveling, avoid
distractions and never
drink and drive.
Drivers also are urged to
be prepared for unsched-
uled highway closures
due to accidents, disabled
vehicles or other events.
Motorists should be alert
to changing weather con-
ditions while traveling.
Travelers can access
Florida's 511 service from
cellphones, landlines, and
the Internet at www.FL511.
corn to receive updates on
travel in the area.

pass Lake. in the Hills,
Alford, Marianha, Camp-
bellton and Chipley
responded to the call.
The church is pastored
by the Rev. Jack Brock.

Legislative delegation public hearings set for

Dec. 2 in Walton, Holmes, Washington County

From staff reports 4:30 p.m. in the Washington County
Commission board room at 1331
The office of Senate President. South Blvd.
Dlon Gaetz, R-Niceville, recently According to the
announced that members of the Gaetz office press
Walton, Holmes and Washington release, delegation
County state legislative delegation members will hear
will hold a public hearing on Mon- public comments
day, Dec. 2. on proposals for
The Walton County delegation Gaetz the 2014 Legislative
meeting will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Session. They will
at the Walton County Courthouse also consider and
inside the .courthouse board room, vote on "local bills,"
located at 571 U.S. 90 East in DeFu- .. which is, state leg-
niak Springs. isolation' that only
The Holmes County delegation pertains to a munici-
meeting will take place at the Hol- pality, taxing district,
mes County School Board room at or school district
701 East Pennsylvania Ave. in Boni- Coley within the county.
fay, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. "The most im-
In Chipley, the Washington Coun- portant job of a state legislator
ty delegation meeting is set for 3 to is to listen to the concerns and

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guidance of the people he repre-
sents," Gaetz was quoted as say-
ing, "When we listen better, we lead
Those who would like to be
placed on the agenda for any of the
delegation meetings are asked to
contact Rhonda Thomas, assistant
to House Speaker Pro Tempore Mar-
ti Coley (chair of all three counties),
R-Marianna, at 850-717-0047 or
gov no'later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.
Any member of the public is wel-
come to attend and participate..
The Walton, Holmes and Wash-
ington County legislative delega-
tion includes Coley and Gaetz, each
of whom also represent other
portions of counties in Northwest




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Street in Cottondale, Fla., Monday. Nov. 25,2013. A section of U.S. 231 was closed down for
a time during the peak of the firefight, which began around 6a.m.

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Publisher Valeria Roberts

Circulation Manager- Dena Oberski -

Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32448
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
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occupied by that portion of the advertise-
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such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and'
there shall be not liability for non-inser-,
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newspaper will not knowingly accept or,
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
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legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

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

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

Comununity Calendi

Jackson County School Board Special Meet-
ing -7 a.m. in the JCSB.meeting room, 2903
Jefferson St., Marianna. Public welcome. Agenda
available atJCSB.org. Call 482-1200.
) Chipola College Application deadline For
new students planning to enroll in the Spring 2014
) Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna.
Applications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All
toys will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at
10 a.m.
)) Application Deadline Today is the deadline for
new students planning to enroll in the Spring 2014.
semester at Chipola College to apply. Call 718-2211.
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jacksoh County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's'
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-

3 Toys for Tots applications Anch6rage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon dn Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon -
to 1 p.m' in the AA-room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Give Thanks 5K Run/Walk 6 a.m. Registra-
tion Lake Seminole Park in Sneads. Race begins at,
7 a.m. Fun Run will start after 5K. Registration fee
$20 adults. $15 for K-12th grade students. $50
maximum registration fee per family. Host: Sneads
High School Project Graduation. Portion of pro-
ceeds donated to Missy Owens and Brandon, Teddy
and Bo Scholarship Foundation. Call 209-8391.
) 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.
3 Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
- 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
Room. Free. to attend. Curriculum developed by ex-
smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers
themselves. Call 482-6500.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United MethodistChurch, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will hot be signed.
) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-

'"rRIDAY, NOV.29
3 "Senior Singles" Meeting 6-8 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church Youth Center, 4392
Clinton St., Marianna. New location. Ample parking.
Singles age 50 and older are invited for games,
food, prizes and speakers. No charge. Donations
accepted; proceeds fund charitable endeavors of
Marianna's Gathering Place Foundation. Call 526-
4561 or 272-6611.

))Sugar Cane Syrup Making 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown.
Biscuits and sausage available for donation. General
store will be open and guided tours of the settle-
ment will available. Walk through time into the natu-
ral sugar cane field. Admission and parking free.
Syrup and the Syrup maker DVD will be for sale.
) Special congregation meeting-10 a.m. Bethel
Star M.B. Church in Cypress .Presence of all current
members and inactive past members who wish
to reestablish their membership. Agenda ofthe
business to be discussed and voted upon at the
congregational meeting during worship service. To
reestablish membership review bylaws and become
in good standing financially with the church. Con-
tact Tomeco White 209-7637 for further details on
obtaining copy of bylaws.
FDOT 5-Year Plan Public Hearing Session
10:30-a.m. at the Florida Department of Trans-
portation District Three Design Conference Room,
.1074 Highway 90, Chipley. Hearingis to present and
receive input on the work program for fiscal years
July 1,2014 through June 30,2019 and consider
the necessity of making changes to the program.
Discussed in the 10:80 a.m. session will be Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
counties. Public welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
))Book Signing -5 p.m. 6 p.m. Jackson County
PublIc Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna. Author,
Clara Elizabeth Corbin-Romero, a native of Jackson
County, will discuss her new novel, "Means to an
End", and the role of women in modern mysteries
and thrillers. Light refreshments will be served.
PubUc invited. Call 482.9631.
Christmas with Elvis starring Jerome Jackson
-7 p.m. at the Jackson'-County Agriculture Confer-
ence Center, Penn Avenue, Marianna. Event is a
memorial scholarship fundraiser in memory of
Teddy Jeter, Bo McClamma and Brandon Hobbs.
Concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
General admission tickets, $15 each, available at the
door or reserved by calling 557-0801 or 209-0003.
Refreshments, raffle tickets available for purchase;
some door prizes will be given away.

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Ch'ildren'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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist

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Church,2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.
))Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital.
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

*Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna: Ap-
plications witl-betaken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m.
EmployabflityWorkshops-2:30 p.m. atthe
Marianna One Stop Career Center in Marianna. A
certified motivational career coach will be teaching
"Completing applications." Free and open to public:
)Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting 5:30-
7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 3975 U.S.
90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are fourth
Monday; other Mondays are for projects, lessons,
help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St.' Marianna.
Applications will'be taken until noon on Dec. 6.
All toys will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
482-5028. -
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,
)Sewing Projects for Christmas Class 5:30
p.m.-Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pio-
neer Settlement Rd., Blountstown in the Clubhouse.'
Cost of class $35. You will receive ileasy-to-do,
quick project kits. A $10 deposit is required. For
more infocall 674-2777.
) Marianna City Commission Meeting 6
p.m. in City Hall, 2898 Green St., Marianna. Public
welcome. Call 718-1001.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 .Caledonia St. in Marianna.
St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m..St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-

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.
3 Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

The submission deadline for this calendar is tw~o days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520,.Marianna, FI-32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Nov. 24, the
latest available report: One hospice death,
three abandoned vehicles, one reckless
driver, three suspicious persons, one
escort, 18 traffic stops, one civil dispute,
one illegally parked vehicle, one animal
complaint, one property check, one assist
of another agency, two patrol requests, two
unsecured buildings discovered, and 20
home security checks.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Nov. 24, the latest available
report: One accident, one abandoned
vehicle, six suspicious vehicles, one suspi-
cious~incident, two suspicious persons,

one highway obstruction, one report of
mental illness, one burglary of a vehicle,
- three verbal disturbances,
onfe armed robbery, two
'j u prowler reports, one wood-
rei land fire, two vehicle fires,
( 10 medical calls, one grass.
fire, three burglar alarms,
one panic alarm, one
robbery alarm, one fire alarm, 23 traffic
stops, one larceny complaint, one criminal
,mischief complaint, one suicide attempt,
21 property checks, one assist of another
agency, and one transport.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility

The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting

) Terria Brown, 21,4052 Old Cottondale
Road, Marianna, false information to a law
enforcement officer.
) Johnny Chapman, 50, 2920 Orange St.,
Marianna, violation of probation or com-
munity control.
) Caly Sales-Domingo, 27, 5260 10th St.,
Malone, battery (domestic violence).
) Joseph Gilley, 31, 5267 Peanut Road,
Graceville, disorderly conduct, criminal
) Dustin Hilton, 24, 3530 McMillian Trail,
Greenwood, violation of state probation.
) Kenyatta McKlver, 22,11 Dowell St. (Apt.
140), Newnan, Ga., fugitive from justice,
Jail Population: 207
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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Pictured are Marthe Efurd and Bar-
bara Pledger, who attended the recent
UF/IFAS Consumer and Family Science
Fall Food Preservation Workshop. Attendees
enjoyed door prizes, food samples and lunch
while canning meats and vegetables. By
popular demand, another class will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 14. Call CFS Agent Mandy
Griffin at 482-9620 for further information.


MacKenzie May (right) a Sneads'
High senior visits, with Cosmetol-
ogy instructor Paige Vanderwerf,
(left) at the Regional Career Fair on Nov. 19 at
Eastside Baptist Church thousands of area'.
high school interacted with representatiVes
from different career fields to explore career
and educational opportunities beyond high
school. The fair is sponsored by Chipola Col-
lege; Washifigton-Holmes Technical Center
and the counties of Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty and Washington.




stockShow, 2013 1
team had a big day r
at North Florida Fair.
Marianna had 22
individuals showing C d
32 calves. Kaitlyn
Renegar was recog-
nized as Third High
in Sophomore show-,
manship and Shayna,-. ~
carter was recog-
-nized as Fourth High
Freshman showman ''- '-.SBiFEPHEL
Marianna had the
Grand al-d Reserve Champion Brahma heifers, Grand and Reserve Champion Parthenais
heifer, Reserve Champion Limousin, Simmental a~nd'Here ford Heifer. Show team mem-
bers (from left) are Shayna Carter, Chelsea Pe rry, Vicky Bestwick, Haley Robertson', Skyler
Skipper, Cheyenne Welch, Matt Pelham, k(atie Mayo; Jeb Brunier, Tim Snyder, Kaulder
Kressman, Sadie M~ayo, Ga~rrett Williams, Judg e Kyle Snyder, Duistyn Sweeney, Ka itlyn
Renegar, Darby Sweeney, Desmond Knox, and Brian Soger.

BCF -hostsfist Edcto

Symposium and open
Special to the Floridan.
The Teacher Educa-
tion Division ofwThe, Rap- E S
rtist College of Florida in
Gracevile recently hosted
an inaugural Education
Symposium featuring
Kevin Smith the Research
Alliance Manager T at the
Regional Educational Lab-
-oratory Southeast at Flor-
ida State University., Smith
articulated the Transitions
inb Literacy Instruction for
Elementary ELA Co ren- SUBMITTED PHOTO
mon Core State Standards. BCF educat ion majors gathered~in the Mill's Center for the
.,Implementation' which inaugural. Education Symposium held at The Baptist Colege
provided BCF 'education of Florida.
majors 'and area educa-
tors with a wealth, of hiifor- p~ew motto for the Teacher the next EducationSym-
:mation on the. standards E1ducation Division, was posium. tobe, ld during
an.criat' o eligreeld "Opening the spring semester., Sur-
students, Minds, Touching Hearts, vey results indicated that
'About 20', door: prizes Shaping Futures." Plans participants greatly bene-
'were given away, and the are already underway for fited from the symposium


The'Marlanna Otms
Club recentlyecme
C fRavis Blanton (center)
-30 as their guest speaker.
Blanton Who is currently the
Marianna High School Boys
Basketball Coach, talked to
the gathering of men aiout
his'coaching philosophy..
According to Bianton, he'
believes In not only making
his players better on the
court but also helping to
make his players better
young men while off the court
as well. Blanton is seen here
with club president George
SUBMITUEDPHOTO Gay (left) and club'program
chairman Jack Hollis.


and look forward to the
next event-
'In addition to hosting
the instructive. Education
Symposium, the Teacher
Education Division re-
cently held an open house.
in the Curriculum Lab for
all of the BCF faculty, stu-
dents, and staff. Guests
were -treated to home-
made chili, hot apple ci-
der and desserts.
For more information
about the education de-
grees available at The Bap-
tist College, of Florida or
plants for next semester's
Education Symposium,
call 800-328-2660 ext. 406
or visit www.baptistcol-

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Cottondale High students Roy Swindel]
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the National Guard Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
at the Regional Career Fair, Nov. 19.

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2 managers sentenced in charity gambling scheme


In this Floridan file photo,' officials with the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office and State Attorney's Office serve search
warrants on Saturday, May 23, 2009, for alleged violations
of state electronic gaming laws at Allied Veterans A2 at Oak
Street Station Shopping Center in Marianna, Fla.

The Associated Press

SAN FORD Two lower-level
managers pleaded guilty in a Flor-
ida court Monday as prosecutors
moved ahead on the cases of doz-
ens of defendants charged with
using ,a veterans' organization
called Allied Veterans as a front
for a '$300 million gambling
Richard Rubino' and Charles
Black pleaded guilty to two
counts each of possession of a slot
machine *in Sbmihole County
Court. They were assessed courts
costs. and given a $50 pros-
ecution charge. Some 13

charges were dropped against
Rubino, and 19 charges we dropped
against Black, who helped operate
four casinos.
A sentencing hearing involving
several dozen more Allied Veterans
defendants is set for Tuesday.
Last month, a Florida jury con-
victed attorney Kelly Mathis of 103
counts for his role in the Allied Vet-
erans organization. He will be sen-
tenced in February.
Mathis was the first of,57 defen-
dants to go to trial in a case that led
to the resignation of Lt. Gov.' Jen-
nifer Carroll who had worked as a
consultant for the Allied Veterans
charity. She wasn't charged

with any crime. The arrests also led
the Florida Legislature to ban In-
ternet cafes in the state earlier this
Prosecutors said Mathis and his
associates built up the network
.of casinos by claiming they were
businesses where customers could
buy Internet time, when in real-
ity most customers played slot ma-
chine games on computers and
didn't use, the Internet. Even
though the Internet cafes were be-
ing operated under the aegis of
Allied Veterans of the World,
very little of the $300 million the
,businesses earned actually went to
veterans, prosecutors said.

Florida governor

and AG sued over

public records

The Associated Press

persistent critic of Gov.
Rick Scott filed lawsuits
on Monday accusing top
Florida officials of flout-
ing the state's public' re-
cords laws by failing to
turn over emails and oth-
er documents.
The lawsuits contend
the Scott administration
altered calendars of one
top aide, relied on private
email accounts and wait-
ed more than a year to
hand over text messages
of another aide.
The lawsuit against
Florida Attorney General
Pam Bondi says her office
refused to hand over notes
from meetings Bondi kept
'on her iPad and didn't
-provide emails from pri-'
vate accounts that deal
with sAtat business.
Tallahassee attorney
Steven Andrews, who is
embroiled in a' land. dis-
pute with the' governor
and members of the Cabi-
net, said he decided to file
the lawsuits after failing
to get records he has been
seeking for months.
"We finally got tired of
them violating the Florida
Constitution and not pro-
ducing public records,"
said Andrews.
JenniferMeale, aspbkes-
woman for Bondi, main-
.tained that "every public
records request received
by this office is fulfilled in
compliance with applica-
ble law." Meale said that
Bondi's office has already'
given Andrews informa-
tion related to 12 separate
MelissaSellers' aspokes-
woman for Scott, did not
address the allegations in
the lawsuit directly. But
she said that the Scott ad-

ministration had turned
over information related
to 78 separate requests
that Andrews had made
of the' governor's office
and other state agencies.
"We worked 'diligently
to fulfill all 78 records re-
quests and amendments
to those requests with
thousands of pages of re-
cords, many produced at
taxpayer expense," Sell-
ers said in an emailed
Colleen Andrews, a legal,
assistant at the Andrews
law firm, said in response
thai the firm has spent.
$48,000 in expenses relat-
ed to obtaining public re-
cords from state agencies.
This isn't the first time
there have been ques-
tions about the handling
of public records by Scott
and his administration.
Scott ordered an investi-
gation back in 2011 after
media reports, revealed
that emails sent and re-
ceived by members of
his transition team were
In the end authorities
concluded Scott and his*
transition team did not
willingly delete public
records shortly before
Scott was sworn into of-
fice. But the investigation
ended without "absolute
certainty" that authorities
were able to recover all
the emails that were writ-
ten or sent to Scott and
those helping him before
his inauguration in Janu-
Florida has a broad
public records law and
requires emails and other
documents to be made
public although there
are exemptions if the,
documents cover items
such as open criminal

Fla. inmate dies

2 das 'aft

The Associated Press

)70-year-old sex crime sus-
pect died two days after
a suicide attempt at. the
Volusia County Jail.
The DaYiona Beach
News-Journal reported
Sunday that Dennis Del-
lechiaie died Nov. 16 fol-
lowing a cardiac arrest.
Two days earlier, a cor-
rections officer gave the
inmatehis cell assignment
shortly before 6 p.m. and,
according to reports, he
walked up the stairs, set a
bag of belongings on the
ground beside his cell and
jumped over the railing.
lail officials issued a
Code White, which warns
of a suicide attempt.
The inmate was se-
cured on a stretcher and
taken to a Daytona Beach
The newspaper reports
that the officer said the
inmate didn't "say or do
j anything that would make

(the officer) believe that
(Dellechiaie) wanted to
harm himself in anyway.
Sheriff's investigators
talked to the inmate a
month earlier about a
'lewd/lascivious molesta-'
tion charge. At that time
he told them he was sui-
cidal and would hurt him-
self if he had the chance,
according to a Volusia
County sheriffs report.
Dellechiaie, according to
the report, admitted, to
rubbing his hand across
a 13-year-old's chest and
fondling an 18-year-old
man's genitals.
He was the second in-
mate to die after a suicide
attempt this month. Of-
ficials said William Styffe
died Nov. 9, about seven
weeks after his attempt to
kill himself in his cell.

Weak 2013 Atlantic hurricane season draws to dose

The Associated Press

MIAMI,- The 2013 At-
lantic season has deliv-
ered the fewest hurricanes
since 1982, U.S. forecasters
said Monday, despite their
predictions in May that
it would be a busier than
normal year.
"It was a busted fore-
cast," said Chris .Landsea,
a forecaster at the National
Hurricane Center. "We did
not anticipate it to be a
quiet year.'
Forecasters had predict-
ed 13 to 20 named Atlantic
storms, seven to 11 that
strengthen into hurricanes
and three to six that be-
come major hurricanes.
The National Oceanic
and Atmosp'heric Admin-
istration said there was a
70 percent chance that this
year was going to be more
active than an average hur-

ricane season. NOAA only
put the chance of a quiet
year at 5 percent.
There were 13 named
storms right on target
- but only two, Ingrid and
Humberto, became hur-
ricanes. Neither was con-
sidered "major," which is
a storm that reaches Cate-
gory 3 strength with winds
from 111 to 129,mph that
can' cause devastating
Forecasters say that a
combination of factors,
including drier-than-ex-
pected air and persistent
conditions in the atmo-
sphere over the Gulf of
Mexico, Caribbean Sea,
and tropical Atlantic
Ocean, led to the weak-
er season, which starts
June 1 and ends Satur-
day. A normal year has 12
named storms, six hur-
ricanes and three major

storms with winds over,
110 mph.
NOAA says 2013 will
rank as the sixth least-ac-,
tive year since 1950, in
terms of the collective
strength and duration
of tropical storms and
Only one storm, Tropical
Storm Andrea, made land-
fall in the United States. It
brought tornadoes, heavy
rain, and minor flooding to
portions of Florida, east-
ern Georgia and eastern
South Carolina, causing
one death, NOAA said.
Unlike the U.S., Mexi-
co was battered by eight
storms, including three
from the Atlantic basin.
and five from the eastern
North Pacific.
Landsea said that in the
Atlantic, hurricane activ-

active cycle that began in
1995. The cycles last from
25 to 40 years, so it's un-
clear whether 2013 will
be harbinger of things to
"It may be that we'll
jump right back to a busy
hurricane season, a lot of
impacts, or it could be that
we're, you know, changing
to a quiet regime again. We
really don't know," Land-
sea said.
The relative calm in the
Atlantic has no relation-
'ship to hurricane activity
elsewhere, pointing to the
storms that hit Mexico and
Jyphoon Haiyan, which
struck the Philippines Nov.
8, killing more than 5,200.
Last year was the third-
busiest on record with 19'
named storms. Ten be-
came hurricanes and two

ity tends to come in cycles, were major storms; includ-
with the U.S. being in an ing Sandy.

Mother of bullied Fla. girl wants tougher laws

The Associated Press

ORLANDO- The moth-
er of a Florida girl who
committed suicide after
complaining about being
bullied said Monday that
she will push lawmakers
to pass new anti-bullying
legislation because cur-
rent'laws don't do enough
to protect children.
Tricia Norman and her
attorney also said during
a news conference that
she plans to file wrong-
ful death' lawsuits against
those she believes are re-
sponsible for her daugh-
ter's death, though she
refused to identify those
people specifically.
"I intend-to'hold them
accountableto the full ex-
tent of the law," Norman
Rebecca Sedwjckjumiped
to her death at an aban-
doned concrete plant in
September. A month later,
the Polk County Sheriff's
Office arrested two of her
classmates, ages 12 and 14,
on charges of aggravated
stalking. Those charges
were dropped last week
because of insufficient evi-
dence, and an attorney for

Attorney Matt Morgan speaks during a press conference, Mon-
day, Nov. 25, In Orlando, Fla., as Tricia Norman, the mother of
Rebecca Sedwick, (left) listens. Norman announced she was
going to file a wrongful death civil law suit against the people
responsible for her daughter's death.

the younger classmate has
indicated he will pursue a
lawsuit against the sheriff's
The Associated Press
generally does not iden-
tify juveniles charged with
crimes, though the young-
er girl has spoken publicly
alongside her family about
the matter. During an ap-
pearance on NBC's "To-
day" show last week, Kate-
lyn Roman said that she
had done nothing wrong
but that Sedwick's death

Police officer delivers surprise for Fla. girl

a police officer spotted
a first grader with shoes
that were "flapping in the
breeze" during a visit to
a Melbourne elementary
school, he sprang into
Florida Todai reports
the officer asked the
girl her shoe size, then

returned a short Lime later
with two brand new pairs
of shoes one fuchsia
and the other bright or-
ange along with match-
ing socks.
Croton Elementary
School bookkeeper Renee
Carr says the girl was "just
in heaven" and proudly
showed off her new shoes.

taught her'the importance
of standing up to bullying.
Norman said she was
upset that Rebecca's class-
mates hadn't .offered an
"I know having anger
in my heart Is not good,"
Norman said. "1 keep wait-
ing for an apology I know
will never come. This lack
of personal responsibility
is beyond upsetting."
Under the state law pro-
posal championed by Nor-
man and her attorney, Matt

Morgan, students who
bully repeatedly could be
sent to juvenile detention.
Under a federal laW pro-
posal they are supporting,
schools receiving public
funds would be required
to have anti-bullying pro-
cedures in place and must
follow those procedures.
Morgan 'wouldn't say
which lawmakers, if any,
he had found to sponsor
the legislative proposals in
the Florida Legislature and
At a news conference af-
ter the arrest of Rebecca's
classmates,, Sheriff Grady
Judd said the bullying be-
gan about a year ago after
the 14-year-old girl start-
ed 'dating Rebecca's ex-
boyfriend. The older, girl
threatened to fight Rebec-
ca while they. were sixth-
graders at a middle school
in Lakeland, Fla., and told
her "to drink bleach and
die," the sheriff had said.
She also persuaded the
younger girl to bully Re-
becca, even though they
had been best friends, the
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Wal-Mart CEO steps.down; McMilon is successor

The Associated Press

Mart Stores Inc. is usher-
ing in a changing of the
guard as the world's largest
retailer confronts slower
growth- and challenges to
its reputation.
Doug McMillon, head of
Wal-Mart's international
division, will succeed CEO
and President Mike Duke,
63, when he steps down
on Feb 1 after five years in
those roles. McMillon, a
23-year company veteran,
will become the fifth CEO
since Wal-Mart's founder
The change at the top is
indicative of a recent shift
in strategy at the company
bestknown for its cutthroat
pricing and big box stores.
McMillon, 47, is expected
to infuse a youthful spirit
- into Wal-Mart's culture at
a time when the company
is trying to reinvent itself
to attract a generation of
shoppers who gravitate
toward tablets and mobile
The move also is a tes-
tament to the company's
continued focus on its
international division.
McMillon, who started at
the company in 1984 as a
summer intern, left and
came back in 1990 to work

In this June 7 photo, Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart International, speaks at the
shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores on Monday, Nov. 25, announced that
CEO and President Mike Duke is stepping down from those posts. and named McMillon as his
successor, effective Feb. 1,2014. -

at Wal-Mart store before
holding several jobs, in-
cluding h three-year stint
as president and CEO of
the Sam's Club division. -
But in February 2009, he
succeeded Duke to head
the international division,
which accounted for 29
percent ,of its $466.1 bil-
lion in annual net sales
in Wal-Mart's latest fiscal
year. In that role, McMillon,
has been expanding Wal-
Mart's everyday low prices
to Brazil and China, while

trying to boost 'profitabil-
ity by closing some stores
in those countries.
"This is a'very natural
progression," said Brian
Sozzi, CEO and chief equi-
ties strategist at Belus Cap-
ital -Advisors. "W41-Mart's
engine of growth has been
McMillon and Duke were
not immediately available
for comment.
McMillon faces chal-
lenges. Wal-Nian is seeing
its low-income shoppers

in the U.S. struggling with
stagnant wages and rising
costs. At the same time,
Wal-Mart faces fierce com-
petition from online com-
petitors and dollar chains
that offer convenience and,
lower prices.
The -company also has
image problems. Wal-
Mart is being pressured to
,further increase its over-
sight of factory condi-
tions abroad following a
building collapse in April
in Bangladesh that killed

more than 1,127 garment
workers., And it contin-
ues to face criticism over
its treatment of its houriy
Additionally, aflegations
of bribery in Wal-Mart's
Mexico operations that
surfaced in April 2012 have
slowed business overseas.
Wal-Mart allegedly failed
to notify law enforcement
that company officials au-
thorized millions of dol-
lars in bribes in NMexico to
speed up getting building
permits and gains other
The New obrk Times,
which broke the story, re-
potted that Wal-Mart of-
ficials, including Duke,
were allegedly informed
starting in 2005 about the-
bribes. McMillon was.not
'linked to the incident be-
cause he wasn't working in
the international division
at the time.
Dave Tovar, a Wal-Mart
spokesman, told'The As-
sociated Press that.-Duke's
decision to leave Wal-Mart
was "a personal one," and
had nothing to do with the
bribery allegations. "He
decided it was time to re-
tire," said Tovar, who add-
ed that Duke approached
Walton aridthe board vot-
ed Friday.,
Duke became CEO in

February 2009 at a. time
when .the retailer's strong
performance made, it
the rare winner during
the Great Recession. But
that soon changed a few
months after he took the
As the economy slowly
recovered, times got cough
forWal-Mart, resulting in a
more than two-year slump
in its U.S. namesake busi-
ness. The company also
made mistakes in pricing
and merchandising that
During his tenure, Duke,
named a new U.S. execu-;.
tite team, which, reversed.
the slump in the third.
quarter of 2011 by restock-,
ing thousands of- items
that had been ditched'and
pushing low prices across;
the store.
But those gains havebeen;
reversed since early this
year., The U.S. "Wal-Mart
business has posted three-
straight quarterly declines:
in a key revenue metric.i.
Wal-Mart -also lowered its,
annual profit outlook twice
in three months.
Duke will remain as
chairman of the executive
committee of the board. Ir,
the tradition of his prede-
cessors, he will 'stay on as
an advisor to McMillon foi
one year.::

Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013.

The Associated Press traded under the I symbol
"CGC," Chrysler said in a
DETROIT Chrysler government filing.
said Monday that its shares Fiat owns 58.5 percent
will be sold on the New of Chrysler's shares, with
York Stock Exchange when the remaining 41.5 per-
they're listed, but potential cent held by a United Auto
investors shouldn't expect Workers union trpst fund
that until next year. that pays health care bills
Italian automaker Fiat for'blue-collar retirees..-
SpA, Chrysler's majority But Sergio Marchionne,
owner, said earlier Mon- CEO of both automakers,
day that Chrysler's board has been squabbling with
has determined an ini- the trust over the price,
tial public offering is "not and so faL.4hey haven't
practicable" in 2013. In- ,,been able'to -reach'agree-
stead, Chrysler Group LLC ment. Marchionne *ants
will continue work on the to buy the' trust's shares
offering so it can happen in order. to combine the
in the first quarter of next companies.
year, the statement said. The IPO would ^consist
The shares would- 'be- *f Shares currently held
tk1' ,; *

by the trust. Last month,
UBS AG set the value of
the. trust's stake at $5.6 bil-.
lion. Fiat has gone to court
seeking a judgment on the
price, but the trial date is
set for next September.
The pricing process for
the IPO might be the stim-
ulus needed for the two
sides to reach agreement
and avoid the public sale.
"j'm not selling anything
and nor do I think we need
to1do so," Marchionne said
ip October.- -'
Marchionne can't spend
Chrysler's cash on Fiat's
operations unless the
companies merge. He has
made it clear that he would
prefer to settle the dispute

without an IPO, but filed
the paperwork for the of-
fering in September at the
trust's request.
But, Chrysler's profits
have been propping up
Fiat on the balance sheet
all year as the Italian auto-
maker struggles in a down
European market.
The Auburn Hills, Mich.,
automaker earned $464
million last quarter on U.S.
sales of the Ram pickup
and Jeep Grand Cherokee,
its ninth-straight profit-
able quarter. The results
boosted Fiat, which earned
$260 million in the third
quarter. Without Chrysler's
contribution, Fiat would
have lost $340 million.

In this Monday, Nov. 4 photo, visitors on the floor of the New'
York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet device
es to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. Five years after
the financial crisis dampened enthusiasm for initial public of-
ferings, Investors are again eager to buy shares when compa-
nies first start trading. There have been 190 offerings so far
In 2013, and momentum has built as market indexes have set
new highs.

FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug.

The Associated Press

Food and Drug Admin-
istration is lifting severe
safety restrictions 6n the
former blockbuster dia-
betes pill Avandia, citing
recent data suggesting that
the much-debated medi-
cation does not increase
the risk of heart attack.,
The repeal means pa-
- tients will no longer have
to enroll in a special regis-
try to be eligible to receive
the drug. Additionally, the
drug will be available at
most pharmacies, whereas
it was previously limited to
certain registered pharma-
cies. Those safety restric-
tions and others were put
in place in 2010. severely
curbing U.S. prescriptions

for the GlaxoSmithKline
Monday's ruling is a be-
lated victory for the Brit-
ish drugmaker, which has
spent more than a half-
decade defending the
safety of Avandia, once the
best-selling diabetes drug
in the world. Sales began
plummeting in 2007 af-
ter researchers first raised
questions about possible
links to heart attacks. After
three years of debate, the
FDA limited access to the
drug in 2010.
But FDA regulators said
Monday a more recent
analysis of a key Avandia
study shows that the drug's
heart risks are no greater
than other diabetes drugs.
-"Given these new results,
our level of concern is con-

siderably reduced," said
FDA drug center director
Dr. Janet Woodcock, in a
The announcement also
represents a vindication of
sorts for FDA leadership,
including Woodcock, who
only agreed to put 'restric-
tions on the pill after years
of pressure from outside
researchers, safety advo-
cates and several members
of Congress.
Dr. Steven Nissen 'of the
Cleveland Clinic, whose
research first raised con-
cerns about Avandia, said
the announcement "is
about the FDA's effort to
save face."
"This is about appear-
ances, not changing medi-
cal practice," said Nissen,
'who chairs the Cleveland

Clinic's department of car-
diology. "A single reanalysis
of a trial does not exonerate
a drug where all the other
datapointto increased car-
diovascular risks." Nissen
,said he doesn't expect doc-
tors to return to prescrib-
ing the drug, considering
how many newer diabetes
drugs are now available.
Nissen drew' attention
to Avandia's safety in a
2007 study pooling thou-
sands of reports of heart
attack and stroke from'
dozens of unrelated stud-
ies involving the drug. His
so-called meta-analysis.
.combined 42 studies- and
showed a higher risk of
heart attack among pa-
tients taking Avandia com-
pared to other diabetes
drugs., -

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Police respond to the reports of a gunman on Yale campus
Monday in New Haven, Conn.

Police: Yale safe


gunman hoax call

The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -
Yale University was locked
down for nearly six hours
Monday as authorities
investigated a phone call
saying an armed man was
heading to shoot it up, a
warning they later said was
likely a hoax.
SWAT teams searching
the Ivy League campus
didn't find a gunman after a
room-by-room search, and
the lockdown was lifted
Monday afternoon. No one
was injured, police, said.
"New Haven is safe. The'
Yale campus is safe," New
- ,Haven police Chief Dean
Essermnan said.
A '911. call was received
at 9:48 a.m. from aman at
a pay phone about a mile
from the campus who said
his roommate was on the
way to the university to
shoot people, Officer Da-
vid Hartman saidd,
Essertnan said he was
leaning toward the inci-
dent being a hoax and a
witness who-reporteq, see-
ing someone with a rifle
likely saw a law enforce-

ment officer.*
"Though it is starting to
tilt in the direction of an
innocent mistake, it start-
ed with a purposeful and
malicious call," Esserman
said, vowing to track down
and arrest the person who
made the call.
Authorities don't believe
that the caller was a Yale
student or that his room-
mate attended Yale, Es-
serman said. There was
nothing specific about the
threat, he said, and the call
lasted only seconds.
Classes aren't in ses-
sion this week, and many
students and staff nmem-
bers left campus for the
Thanksgiving holiday
following Saturday's tra-
ditional football game
against Harvard.
But many students were
still in their dprm rooms,
Hartman said, and Yale
authorities sent but their
*first warning about half an
hour after the 911 call. .
"The Yale police made
the right call,-" Esserman
said,. "They went to im-
mediate lockdown to keep
everybody safe."

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (center) kicks off Thanksghivng
week in Minnesota by ordering a brief stay of execution for a
turkey at the state Capitol in Minneapolis on Monday.

Unlucky sibling of

pardoned turkeys

meets governor

The Associated Press

.ST. PAUL, Minn. -With
two other turkeys ticketed
for a. presidential pardon
at the White House, their
brother met Minnesota's
governor Monday at a state
Capitol ceremony featur-
ing much of the same up-
beat pageantry ahead of
a far gloomier fate for the
Jokingly dubbed "Deli-
cious" by a farmer trav-
eling with the 20-pound
gobbler, the unfortunate
turkey enjoyed only a brief
stay'of execution not a
reprieVe- during a cer-
emony laced with gallows
humor at Gov., Mark 'Day-
ton's Capitol office.',
The next stop. for the
pink, and white bird: a,'
trip to the St. Paul Salva-
tion Army and, eventually,
dinner for the less-fortu-
nate. Conversely, his two
brothers are headed to the
White House Wednesday
where.they'll be officially
"I don't know how long
you'd last in my backyard
with two Gernian shep-
herds,' Dayton whispered
as he stroked the bird's
feathered back. '
Because the turkey was
Part of the flock consid-

ered candidates for aWhite
House pardon, he got far
more TLC than the average
dining' room-bound bird.
Along with his more fortu-
nate siblings, he lived in a
separate barn and relaxed
to an eclectic music mix'
including Vivaldi and John
iThe `bird arid his two
White House-bound kin
were all raised by turkey
farmer John Burkel in Bad-
ger, Minn., near the Ca-
nadian border. As current
chairman of the National
Turkey Federation, Burkel
was tapped to provide a
bjd for President Barack
Obama's pardon a year-
ly custom' that dates to
President Harry S. Truman.
in 1947. The second bird is
sent alongin case the first
comes 'down with perfor-
,mance axmdety.
Besides' music and pri-
vacy, Burkel conditioned'
the naturally nervous birds
to behave. in front cameras
and crowds..
"You need t6 cultivate the
ability to niot get, too dis-
tracted," said Steve Olson,
'executive director of the
Minnesota Turkey Growers
Association. After Obama's
pardon, the star turkeys
will head to Walt Disney
World for a Thanksgiving
Day parade.

Severe Weather

Crews spray deicing solution onto an American Airlines 737 before departure at Daillas-Fort Worth International airport on

Travelers cast wary eye

as storm moves eastward

The Associated Press

DALLAS A winter
storm blamed for at least
10 fatal accidents in the
West and Texas threatens
to dampen the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday for millions of
Americans traveling this
Nearly 300 American
Airlines and American Ea-
gle flights were canceled
in and out of Dallas-Fort
Worth International Air-
port on. Monday due to
the weather, spokeswom-
an Laura Masvidal said,
mirroring disruptions at
the air hub a day earlier.
Some of the country's bus-
iest airports New York,
Washington D.C., Phila-
delphia, Boston and Char-
lotte, N.C. could see big
Icyroads led to hundreds
of accidents and at least
10 deaths, half of them
in Texas. On Monday, the
storm brought a mix of
snow, sleet and freezing
rain to parts of Arkan-
sas, Oklahoma, Missouri,
southern Kansas and
Texas. But as the storm
continues east, there are
fears of heavy rain along
the busy Interstate 95 cor-
ridor and sleet, freezing
rain and snow away from
the coast and at higher
elevations. ,
Tom Tines, a meteorolo-
gist with AccuWeather,
said it will be "primarily
a rain event" for the East
Coast, with up to 'three
inches of rain dousing'
"The further inland you
get especially as you
get into that higher terrain
- you are going to deal
'with frozen precipitation,"
Kines said. Snow could fall
in western Pennsylvania
and the interior of New
England. Up to 9 inches
could blanket northern
parts of West Virginia,
where the NationalWeath-
er Service issued a win-
ter storm warning from
Tuesday morning through
Wednesday afternoon.
Jeff Smidt is traveling
Wednesday from his home
in Toronto to visit his fam-
ily inAhdover, Mass., just
outside Boston.
"My understanding is
that I'm traveling ,at like
the worst time ever," he

Audree Todd (left) gathers up a snowball to toss at sister Kensie (center) during a snowman-
building session with their father, Casey, at their home in Lawton, Okla., on Sunday.

wait in a
line to pass
and border
control at
John F.
Airport in
New York on

Smidt tried to get on an
earlier flight but JetBlue
told him it isn't waiving
any change fees yet.
"I'm just hoping I also
don't become a statistic
during the holiday week-
end," h6 said. "Worst
comes to worst, it will be
an eight-hour..trek down
Interstate 90."
Ninety percent of trav-'
elers this week will drive,
according to AAA, and
an estimated 38.9 mil-
lion people 1.6 percent
fewer than last year are
expected to drive 50 miles
or more from their home.
Gas is about 15 cents
cheaper than last year,
AAA said Monday, with 'a
gallon of regular selling
for $3.28.
The car-lobbying group
and travel agency says
Wednesday, will be the
busiest travel day, a fore-
cast based on a formula
that factors in consumers
confidence, stock market
performance, unemploy-
ment and a survey of 418
people that has a 6 per-
cent margin of error.
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and more expensive than
usual this Thanksgiving,
This holiday will likely
,see the most air travel-
ers since 2007, according
to Airlines for America,
the industry's trade and
lobbying group, with the
busiest day being Sunday,
an estimated 2.56 million
passengers. Wednesday
is expected to'be the sec-
ond-busiest with 2.42 mil-
lion passengers.
The average domestic
airfare is up 9.5 percent
from last Thanksgiving
to $313, according to the
Airlines 'Reporting Corp.,
which processes tickets
sold online and by tradi-
tional travel agencies,
Meanwhile, Amtrak
prices in September the
most recent month for
which data is available
were up more than 4
percent from last year. ,
Adding to the usual
stress of holiday travel,

though, is the weather
'that's ahead for much of
the country. Already, the
storm system dropped
several Inches of snow last
week in New Mexico, Ari-
zona, Oklahoma and West
Some of the worst
weather was expected in
the Ouachita Mountains
of western Arkansas but
most of the region saw
only sporadic ice and very
cold temperatures.
"You can see it on the
power lines but the roads
are. fine," said Courtney
O'Neal-Walden, who
planned to close her Dairy-
ette restaurant in Mount
Ida four hours early be-
cause business was slow.
In Texas, up to 44,000
people, mostly in the Dal-
las-Fort Worth area, were
without power earlier in
the day, but that number
had dropped considerably'
by the afternoon.

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He was bom in Calhoun
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He was survived by four
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Kentucky, a son of the late
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and drove to the local area.
The search continued
throughout Sunday night
around 6:30 a.m. Monday,
a citizen called the BCSO
and reported seeing a man
matching Norns' descrip-
tion in the area of a' creek
bed near Atlas Portable
Buildings and Truss Manu-
facturing at 3925 US High-
way' 231 and Evergreen
Cemetery on Highway
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the Farm Credit System in
1995, and he was a charter
member of the Valley View
Baptist Church.
In addition to his moth-
er, he is survived by: Wife,
Sarietta Wells Sister, Fonda
Gail Wells Williams and
husband Gary Lee Son,
Wendell Byars Wells and
wife Nycole Son, James
Ross Wells and wife Ashley
Daughter, Allison Elizabeth
Wells Arvin and husband
Mark Daughter, Amber
Nicole Delk and husband
Cory Ware, Nine grandchil-
dren; Brooke, Samuel, John
Michael Arvin, Sawyer,
Grayson, Dylan, Cansler
and Sophia Wells, and
Ryleigh Ware and his best
friend, Abner
Mr. Wells' family will re-
ceive friends for a visitation
at Oak Lawn Funeral Home
on Friday, November 22,
2013 from 5 until 8pm and
a second visitation will be
on Saturday, November 23,
2013 from 12 until 2pm at
the Valley View Baptist
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with Brother Loftin Graves
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spotted twice in a nearby,
wooded area. The BCSO
Air Unit and K9 unit were
used to search the woods.
A shoulder-to-shoul-
der grid search was con-
ducted by deputies in the
heavy brush, and Norris
was found under a pile of
pine straw in the woods
where he had attempted
to bury himself, officials
No details about the.Put-
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led to his arrest were im-
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Conn. gunmanis motive still

The Associated Press

In fifth grade, Adam
Lanza wvr6te a book that
included tales of children
being slaughtered and a
,son shooting his mother
in the head.
In the years that fol-
lowed, he was obsessed
with mass murders, as-
sembling articles, photos,'
books, footage and vio-
lent video games, includ-
ing one in which players
gun down students in
school. He even kept a
spreadsheet ranking mass
murders. :
Nearly a year after Lanza
shot his mother to death
and then massacred 26
people at Sandy Hook El-
ementary in Newtown,
prosecutors closed the
case Monday with a report
that sketched a chilling
portrait of a young. man
with a twisted fascination
with violence.
But they were unable to
answer the question that
everyone has been asking
since the tragedy: Why?
."The obvious question
i that remains is: 'Why did
the shooter murder 27
people, including 20 chil-
dren?' Unfortunately, that
question may never be
answered conclusively,"
the report said.
Lanza "-was under no
extreme emotional distur-
bance for which there was
a reasonable explanation

This identification photo released April 3, by Western Con-
necticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former
student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside
the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

or excuse."
'The summary released
by the lead investigator,
State's Attorney Stephen
Sedensky III, describes a
20-year-old gunman who
had "significant mental
health issues" but had
sure knowledge of what
he was planning: Besides
having the spreadsheet,
he smashed his com-
puter hard drive and he
used earplugs during.the
Lanza killed 20 first-
graders and six educators
with a. semi-automtiatic
rifle at the school on Dec.
14. He also shot his moth-
er in the forehead inside
their, home. He commit-
ted suicide with a hand-
gun as police arrived at
the school.
Sedensky said there
was no clear indication

why Lanza chose Sandy
Hook Elementary other
than that it was close to
his home. He attended
Sandy Hook from first
through fifth grade, but
he was never assigned to
the classrooms where the
shootings took place.
The spiral-bound man-
uscript that Lanza wrote
in the fifth grade at San-
dy Hook,- "The Big Book
of Granny,". was among
items seized from Lariza's
home. There is no indica-
tion he ever handed the
book in at school.
The main character has
a gun in her cane and
'shoots people, and an-
other character likes hurt-
ing people, especially
Lanza also became ob-
sessed with the 1999 Col-

i mystery

and other such mass kill-
ings, the report said.
The guns he used in the
legally by his mother, who
often took her son shoot-
ing and, according to the
report, had written out a
check to buy him a pistol
for Christmas.
The report said that in
2005, Lanza was diag-
nosed with Asperger's
disorder an autism-
like condition that is not
associated with violence
and that he lacked em-
pathy for others and be-
haved strangely.
Nobody was allowed.
into his room, not even
to clean, according to the
report. It said Lanza also
disliked birthdays, Christ-.
mas and holidays and did
not like to have his hair
He also wouldn't touch
doorknobs, his food had
to be arranged on the
plate in a certain way, and
he changed clothes often
during the day. He was a
loner at school and was
repelled by crowds and
loud noises.
Weeks before the New-
town shooting, Nancy
Lanza was concerned
about her son and said
that he hadn't gone any-
Where in three months
and would communicate
with her by email only,
even though they lived in
the same house, accord-

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The Associated Press: .

rate building contractor
will face murder charges
for a,.botched demolition
in downtown Philadel-
phia that killed six people
inside an adjacent store,
officials announced
Prosecutors called Grif-
fin Campbell "the center
of culpability" for the June
collapse, and said he ig-
nored his client's warning
the night before that disas-

ter was imminent.
"The tragic and prevent-
able collapse... robbed our
city of six amazing Phila-
delphians that perished
in the rubble and left an
additional 13 wounded,"
Philadelphia District At-
torney. Seth Williams said
at a news conference. "The
motive was greed."
Campbell, 49, had a
deadline to meet, was be-
ing paid a flat 'fee, and
wanted 'to preserve as
much salvageable material
as he could, leading him

to' cut corners, Williams
said. He charged Camp-
bell with six counts each
of third-degree murder
and involuntary man-
slaughter, along with other
Griffin's subcontractor,
'equipment operator Sean
Benschop, had previously
been charged with invol-
untary manslaughter, and
remains in custody on $1.6
million bail.
. The building owner
who chose Campbell's
$112,000 bid to take down

three attached store-
fronts- when other bids
were two or three 'times
that amount was not
charged Monday. And his
architect was given im-
munity in exchange for
his grand jury testimnony'.
However, the panel has
not finished its work, and
Williams declined to com-
ment on whether owner
Richard Basciano could be
The collapse occurred
when an unsupported
brick wall crashed down

onto a smaller Salva-
tion Army store, trap-
ping shoppers and work-
ers in rubble. Campbell
was also charged with risk-
ing a catastrophe, conspir-
acy and endangerment.
He was expected to sur-
render to police Monday.
A call to his cellphone
went unanswered, and his
lawyer did not return a call
for comment.
Benschop allegedly op-
erated heavy equipment.
while high on marijuana
and painkillers. In addi-


tion to the earlier charges,'
the grand' jury charged
him Monday with criminal
"Mr. Benschop had noth-
ing to do with the plan-
ning of how that building
was coming down. He
showed up to work and
the contractor told him
what to do," defense
lawyer Daine Grey said
Williams agreed that
Campbell alone chose the
demolition method and
supervised the job site.

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Syria talks aim to build on momentum of Iran deal

The Associated Press r -

BEIRUT -Within 24
hours of an interim deal
aimed at reining in Iran's
nuclear program, world
powers raised hopes Mor-
day for the first face-to-
face talks to end the Syrian
civil war as the United
Nations called the warring
parties to the table.
But huge gaps remain.
The opposition remains
vague on whether it will
even attend the Geneva
conference called for Jan.
22, and both sides hold
fundamentally different
visions on the very basics,
particularly the future
role of President Bashar,
Nevertheless, Monday's
announcement of a
date for the talks after
months of delay produced
.palpable hope that the
precedent of success-
ful nuclear negotiations
with Iran might open new
diplomatic channels that
could help broker an end
to the nearly 3-year-old
civil war in Syria that has
killed more than 100,000
The nuclear deal be-
tween Tehran and world
powers was announced
in Geneva on Sunday.
Success in negotiations on

a final accord could pave
the way for normalization
of ties between Iran and
the West, reshaping the
Mideast political map.
As Assad's staunchest
ally, Iran has given him
significant financial gup-
port and is believed to
have sent military advis-
ers, trained pro-govern-
ment militiamen and .
directed one of its proxies,
Lebanon's Shiite Muslim
Hezbollah, to fight along-
side Assad's troops.

U.N. spokesman Martin
Nesirky played down
the possibility that he
negotiations with Iran
played a direct role in the
movement on Syria, which
followed a meeting in Ge-
neva of senior diplomats
'from the U.S., Russia and
the UiA,
The two tracks "are very
separate, both tracks have
been going on in different
formats, in different loca-
tions," he told reporters.'
"So I would simply say

that it was a good week-
end for diplomacy."
Still, a senior member
in the main, Western-
backed Syrian opposition
coalition expressed hope
the nuclear deal would
transform Iran into a
"positive regional player,"
relinquishing its support
for Assad.
"We hope the Iranian'
nuclear deal will provide
impetus for a Syria deal,"
Abdelbaset Sieda of the
Syrian National Coalition

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told The Associated Press.
"The Iranian govern-
ment must cut relations
with the regime and leave
the choice to the Syrian
A break between Iran
and Assad is unlikely in
the short term given the'
foothold the alliance gives
Tehran in the Arab world.
Still, a thaw between Iran
and the U.S. which
backs the opposition
coalition could prompt
Tehran to encourage
Assad to make conces-
sions, at least enough to
keep talks going.
"If the Iran talks had not
worked or if the Iranian
deal had not come about
yesterday, I think it might
have been more hard-go-
ing today," said Salman
Shaikh, director of the
Brookings Doha Center,
"In terms of the diplo-
matic atmosphere, there's
certainly a feeling of some
The conference aims
10 work out a roadmap
for Syria adopted by the
U.S., Russia and other
major powers in June 2012
- including creating a
transitional. government
leading to the holding of
Enormous challenges
lie ahead. Everiparticipa-


Easing of sanctions could start in December

The Associated Press

Union sanctions against
Iran could be eased as soon
as December, officials said
Monday, after a potentially
history-shaping deal that
gives Tehran six months
to increase access to its
nuclear sites in exchange
for keeping the core com-
ponents of its uranium
The deal, announced
Sunday, envisions lifting
some of the sanctions that
have been crippling the
country's economy. The
sanctions were in response
to fears that Tehran is us-
ing its nuclear program
to build atomic arms.
Iran denies it wants such
"A Europe-wide decision
is necessary" to ease, EU
sanctions, French Foreign
Minister Laurent Fabius
toldEurope 1 radio. "That's
expected in several weeks,
for a partial lifting that is
targeted, reversible."
"It could be in Decem-
ber, it could be in January,
it depends on how long the
legislative process takes,"
EU foreign affairs spokes-
man Michael Mann told
reporters in Brussels. I

The United States and
the EU have separate
sanctions on Iran. Easing
European restrictions
would affect numerous
areas including trade
in petrochemicals, gold
and other precious met-
als, financial transfers
to purchase food, and
medicine, and the' ability
of third countries to use
EU-based firms to insure
shipments of Iranian oil
again. _
Mann said work on
amending the EU regular.
tions was already begin-
ning, but cautioned that
changes depend on the
Iranian government living
up to its end of the deal.
'"It's important'that both
sides of the bargain are
implementing this agree-
ment, so we would coordi-
nate timing-wise also with
the Iranian side," the EU
spokesman said.
Britain's Foreign Secre-
tary William Hague put
the total estimated value
of sanctions relief at $7
billion over a 6-month pe-
riod, but stressed it would
not all come at once.
"They do not receive 7
billion on the first day and
then decide if they want
to implement their side

of the agreement," Hague
said, calling the amount
of sanctions relief "a very
small proportion" of .the
total frozen assets and
value of sanctions applied
to Iran.
"The way we're doing
sanctions relief leaves Iran'
with a huge incentive" to
go for a comprehensive
agreement since Tehran
wants complete sanctions
relief, Hague said.
The deal reached Sun-
day will allow Iran to keep
,the central elements of its-
uranium program, while
stopping its eririchment.at
a level lower than what is
needed for nuclear arms.
In addition to a six-month
window for Iran to allow
more U.N."access to nucle-
ar sites, sanctions will be
eased notably in the oil,
automotive and 'aviation
industries though not
The agreement is a first
step one that Israel has
condemned as a "historic
mistake" that effectively
accepts Iran as a thresh-
old nuclear weapons state.
Israel has found common
cause with Saudi Arabia,
which shares concerns
about a nuclear-armed
Iran and Tehran's growing

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On his return to Tehran,
Iranian Foreign Minister
Mohammed Javad Zarif
told state television that
the country was prepared
for quick follow-up nego-
tiations to keep the deal on
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the final stage of nuclear
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cheering students.
Many Iranians appeared
-upbeat about the deal
and the possibility of an
eventual end to sanctions,
such as blocks on access,
to international banking
networks that have crip-
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means guaranteed.
Under pressure from the
U.S., the Syrian National
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conditions that Assad step
down before any talks and
has eased demands for
guarantees ahead of time
that he will not be part of
any transitional govern-
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Syrian government has
roundly rejected.
But the coalition is stick-
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Assad release detainees
and allow humanitarian
corridors to provide access
for desperately needed aid
to rebel-held areas.
"These are trust-build-
ing measures thai need to
take place ahead of any
talks, otherwise all efforts
to convene a peace con-
ference are futile," Sieda
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iry Valley, the Lady Indians used

a 50-point second-half outburst
to blow the game open and then
salt it away late
thanks to the free
throw shootingof
freshman point
guard Diamoni-.
sha Sophus, who
made 11-of-12 at the stripe and
scored a game-high 23 points.

"We kind of got hot (in the
second half) and had some big
plays from some kids who really
stepped up," Chipola coach Greg
Franklin said. "Every night, we
had a different kid step up."
The Lady Indians had three dif-
ferent leading scorers in the tour-
nament, with Sue Key scoring a
team-high 22 points in the win

over Cloud,.' and Evelyn Akha-
tor posting 22 points and 15 re-
bounds in the win over Odessa.
Akhator,' Key, and Brianna
Wright all made the 0ll-tourna-
ment teani, with Akhator earn-
ing Most Valuable Player hon-
ors after filling up the stat sheet
See CHI0OLA. Page 3B


'Dawgs try to

turn the tables

on Tigers at.

For the second straight year,
the Malone Tigers and Marianna
Bulldogs will open their sea-
son series at a neutral site, with
Chipola College again playing
host tonight to one of the most
storied and intense rivalries in
Jackson County.
Both teams come into the game
without a blemish on the record
thus far, with Malone sporting
a 3-0 record going into Mon-
day night's home game against
Ponce de Leon, and Marianna
a 3-6 mark after opening-week
wins over Cottondale, Ruther-
ford, and Blountstown.
Each club brings positive mo-
mentum into the game, though
it's tlhe series momentum that
thdTBulldogs would like to turn
in the other direction'.
After running off seven straight
victories over Malone from 2007-
20 10, Marianna has found itself
on the wrong end of the rivalry
in recent years, with Malone tak-
ing four straight overall and five
of the last six.
The Tigers won the initial
matchup at Chipola last year 65-
52 and then humbled the Bull-
dogs 75-49 in the return match
'in Malone, leading by as much as
35 points and drawing a running
clock on their arch rivals.
It's a niemory that is surely still
with the Bulldogs, who will have
plenty of motivation to turn the
tables tonight.
"I think they're eager and feel
See STAGE, Page 3B




Marianna's Roderick Copeland goes up for a shot during a game against Malone last season. The
Bulldogs and the Tigers will play again tonight at Chipola at 7p.m.

College Basketball

Chipola's Cinmeon Bowers goes up for
a layup during a game this season.




The No. 7 Chipola Indians picked
up two more wins over the week-
end inWaycross, Ga., beating Cape
Fear and South Georgia State to
improve to 7-0 on the year.
Friday's matchup with Cape Fear
was a high-scoring affair, with
the Indians taking a 102-93 win.
and the quartet of Carlos Morris,
Demetrious Floyd, Jamaar McKay,
and Sam Cassell, Jr. combing to
score 83 points.
Morris led the way with 25 points
on 7-of-lO shooting and 5-of-7
from the 'three-point line, while
Floyd and McKay each scored 20,
with McKay also adding nine re-
bounds and making 10-of-11 from
the free throw stripe.
* Cassell, Jr. had 18 points to go
with five rebounds, five assists,
See INDIANS, Page B3

Prep Basketbal

Baker, Johnsaon lift Tigers to wiMi

The Malone Tigers made it
three straight wins to start the
season Saturday night at home,
using a third quarter surge to
pull away for a 70-49 victory over
the Central Jaguars.
Chai Baker scored 30 points to
lead the Tigers, while Antwain
Johnson added 24.
Central's Zac Wright scored 24
points in defeat and kept the jag-
uars close until a big run midway
through the third period helped
Malone get some separation.
The Tigers led 33-22 at halftime
before Central cut the margin to
eighl early in the second half,
but thai was as close as the Jag-
uars got.
"Zac Wright had a good night
for them. He always gives us
problems," Tigers coach Steven
Welch 'said. "In the third quar-

High School Football
'The Cottondale Hornets will host the
Blountstown Tigers in the IA state
semifinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

High School
Boys Basketball
Tuesday- Malone vs. Marianna at
Chipola. 7 p.m : Altha at Cottondale,

ter we got it going and got a few
stops. Of course it helps when
you've got two guys who can give
you 54 points."
The Baker/Johnson duo also
combined for 52 points in last
week's 70-32 win over Bethlehem
and each i averaging right at 22
* points per game on the season.
Welch said that the two are
learning quickly how to use each
other's talents to make each oth-
er better. 7
"We've won two games in a row
where they both played well and
played very well off of each oth-
er," the coach said. "They did a
great job (against Central). They
were able to shoot over the de-
fense and they both shot it well.
Chai also did a good job of get-
ting to the free throw line (mak-
ing 12-of-15). When you're able
to do that and hit open shots,
you have the ability to put some

5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sneads at
Port St. Joe, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
Graceville vs. Geneva (Ala.) in Ge-
neva, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday- Malone at Cottondale,
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.-

High School
Girls Basketball

points up."
It was a busy opening week for
the Tigers, who are also sched-
uled for three games this week,
with a game at Chipola against
Marianna tonight following
Monday's scheduled contest
against Ponce de Leon, and then
a third Saturday in Conondale
against the Hornets.

Lady Tigers win again
The Malone Lady Tigers earned
their second straight victory Sat-
urday night athome against Cen-
tral, blowing open a close game
early en route to a 51-31 win.
Malone, which improved to 3-
2 with the victory, led 9-8 at the
end of the first quarter thanks to
a buzzer-beating half-court shot
by Breana Dallas.
See TIGERS, Page 3B

Sports Briefs
Tuesday- Marianna vs. Malone at
Chipola, 5:30 p.m.; Sneads at Port
St. Joe, 4 p.m.

Chipola Men's Basketball
The Indians will travel to Niceville
this weekend to play in the North-
west Florida Rick Flores Classic.
Chipola will play Indian Hills on
Friday and Volunteer State on Satur-

fH,--I'I b. PnL.E I LLItH
Malohe's Thqualan Brelove looks for a teammate during a game Saturday
against Central.

day, with both games at 3:30 p.m.

Chipola Women's
The Lady Indians will compete in the
Northwest Florida Rick Flores Clas-
sic in Niceville this weekend, taking
on Santa Fe on Friday and Miami-
Dade on Saturday.

Both games tip at 1:30 p.m.

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Florida State

Florida State
Jameis Winston c
signs autographs
after thle
beat Idaho on
Saturday in

Heisman voters wait, on Winston,

The Associated Press

Heisman Trophy voters
were emailed a ballot on
Monday. It's not due back
for two weeks.
Good thing, because it's
going to take some time
to' sort this out. A Heis-
man race that not long
ago seemed well-defined
has been muddied in so
many ways., Not 'the least
of which is a sexual assault
investigation involving ja-
meis Winston, the Florida
State star who would oth-
erwise be the clear front-
runner after the Heisman
stock of several contenders
crashed last weekend.
"Last week was a seis-
mic one, and shook up the
landscape," Charles Davis
of Fox Sports said.
Even with potential crim-
inal charges hanging over
Winston, online sports
book Bovada has him as
the favorite to win the
award at 1-2 odds, mean-
ing if you bet $200 on him
to win the Heisman you'd
win only $100. Though the
odds that he wins it are not
as good as they were last

Many Heisman vot- tion one way or the other.
ers say they are taking a The presumnption of inno-
wait-and-see approach on cence that he has legally
Winston's legal issues. The ought to apply in terms
state attorney in Tallaha*- of his Heisman chances. I
see, Fla., has said a deci- just hope there's a resolu-
sion on whether to charge tion before I have to vote."
'Winston with anything is Votes from the 928-mem-
unlikely to be reached this ber Heisman electorate are
week, but maybe next. due by Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. EST.
"It can't be forgotten that. The winner is announced
Winston's constitutional, Dec. 14.
rights supersede whatever' Meanwhile, the', stage
privileges afforded him is set for AJ McCarron to
as an exceptional 'college make a late push. The Ala-
football quarterback," said bama quarterback could
Drew Sharp of the Detroit have two more chances his
Free Press. "Heisman vot- talents on display, start-
ers must let the investiga- ing Saturday at Auburn.
tion play itself out for as Win that and it's on to the
long as possible before Southeastern Conference
rendering judgment." title game for the Crimson
No. 2 Florida State plays Tide.
Florida on Saturday, and Braxton Miller, No. 3 Ohio
then the Atlantic Coast' State's dual-threat quarter-
Conference championship back, is in a similar situa-
game on Dec. 7. He leads tion., He gets Michigan on
the nation in efficiency Saturday, and then No. 11
rating (194.5) and has Michigan State the week
thrown for 3,163 yards and after for the Big Ten title.
32 touchdowns. While voters have cooled
"Obviously, strictly as a on Texas A&M's J.ohnny
player, he's a leading 0on-, Manziel, 'Oregon's Mar-
tender," said Bill Rabinow- cus Mariota and Baylor's
itz of the Columbus (Ohio) Bryce Petty all of whom
Dispatch. "But I don't want had.below-average perfor-
to prejudge his legal situa- mances in losing efforts

last Saturday they're
warming up to Northern
Illinois quarterback Jordan
Lynch, Fresno State quar-
terback Derek Carr and
Boston College running
back Andre Williams.
"I was probably leaning
toward Johnny Manziel un-
til this past weekend," said
Hugh Kellenberger of The
Clauion-Ledger of Jackson,
Miss. "Earlier in the year I
thought it was Marcus Mar-
iota's to lose. So right now
I'm certainly looking for
other candidates, and a guy
like Alabama's AJ McCarron
probably has a better can-
didacy now than he did just
a couple weeks ago."
McCarron is the second
choice on Boyada's board
at 2-1, making a huge move
after being 13-2 last week.
There doesn't seem to be
a massive groundswell of
support for the senior with
two .national champion-
ship rings. It's been more of
a steadily growing appre-
ciation for his consistent
production. A cover story
in Sports illustrated can
help. And, of course, he's
now facing more pushback.
from skeptics.

'Noles 1 win from perfect regular season

The Associated Press

State's Jameis Winston de-
scribes the football field as
The Heisman Trophy
candidate continues to
put any distractions of an
ongoing sexual assault in-
vestigation aside when he
steps on the field, though
he is stillwaiting to learn if
he will be charged.
Winston helped No. 2
Florida State roll to 80-14
win against Idaho on Satur-
day. The Seminoles capped
off their first 11-0 start
since winning the national
championship in 1999.
"The football field is a
sanctuary to me," Winston
said. "... When 0ll of us are
, on 'the field everything is
just zoned out." ,
Florida State,, has set
several school records be-
hind Winston and all that
stands between the Semi-
noles 'and an undefeated
regular season is '60 min-
utes against struggling ri-
val Florida this week.
Whether Winston will
continue to 'be the quar-
terback is unclear.,
State', Attorney "Willie
Meggs told the Associated
Press it is unlikely that a
final decision will be made'
before Thanksgiving on

Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Brutus (42) and
running back Karlos Williams (right) congratulate defensive
back Keelin Smith (37) after he Intercepted a pass Saturday
against Idaho in Tallahassee.
whether to charge the 19- BCS championship game.
year-old Winston. "I mentally prepare my-
The family of. the ac- self for football ... always
cuser issued a statement 'football," said Winston,
.through attorney Patricia who signed autographs
Carroll, saying' Winston for Seminoles fans as' he
raped the woman on Dec. walked off the field on
7, 2012. Wmston's lawyer 'Saturday.
Tim Jansen has suggested The Seminoles will pre-
the sex between the two pare for a Gators team (4-
was consensual. 7) in the midst of its'first
On the field, Winston re-' losing season since going
mains a leading Heisman 0-10 in 1979 and coming
Trophy candidate after off itsfi stlosstoan FCS
throwing for 225 yards and team in school history.
four touchdowns 'against The Gators will have their
the Vandals and the Semi- hands full against Florida
noles are two wins away State, which just keeps
from a likely berth in the rolling along.

The, Seminoles have
set the ACC single-sea-
,.son scoring record with
607 points. Florida State's
streak of 11 consecutive
games'scoring 40 points or
more ties Texas' 2005 sin-
gle-season FBS record.
Florida State has been
adept at staying focused,
even against lesser op-
ponents.' But the Gators
will desperately want to
redeem' themselves after
losing to Georgia Southern
at home.
"Just because they lost to
another team doesn't mean
they're not going to come
to play hard against us,"
Florida State running back
Devonta Freeman said. "If
we let up they might hit us
in the mouth, but we ain't
letting up.
"I know for a fact we ain't
going to let up."
There hasn't been this
much of a disparity be-
tween the two programs
since 2009. The Gators
were 13-1 and finished
ranked No. 3 in the coun-
try. The Seminoles went
7-6 and ended the season
unranked, but they did
beat West Virginia 33-21
in the Gator Bowl. Florida
cannot become bowl eli-
gible in 2013 even with a
win this week- and are on
a six-game losing streak.

-12B + TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26,2013

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. Ala-
bama quarterback AJ Mc-
Carron insists Auburn is
merely "the next team in
our way," whatever the Ti-
gers' record.
Auburn H-back Jay
Prosch says preparation
for this Iron Bowl has felt
dle any other game so far.
The hundreds of RVs
already parked down the
street from Jordan-Hare
Stadium a ,week before
kickoff offered a different
perspective. Business-
as-usual denials. aside,
No. 1 Alabama and No. 4
Auburn are preparing for
perhaps the biggest game
ever in this rabid' in-state
rivalry on Satprday.
The' teams that have
hoarded the last four na-
tional titles have only
met once before when
both.were ranked in the
top five. No. 3 Alabama
beat' No. 5 Auburn and
Heisman Trophy-winning
quarterback Pat Sullivan
31-7 in 1971. Bear Bryant's
Crimson Tide then were
routed by No. 1 Nebraska
.38-6 in the Orange Bowl.
Both teams are con-
tenders going into this
one, though Auburn (10-
1, 6-1 Southeastern Con-
ference) likely needs No. 3
Ohio State or No. 2 Florida
State to lose.
Losses by Oregon and
Baylor helped the Tigers
mooye up a couple of spots
in the shrinking line of
title hopefuls, but the Iron
Bowl winner still must get
past either No. 5 Missouri
or No. 10 South Carolina
in theSEC championship
Nick Sabarns Alabama
team controls its own des-
tiny in the program's pur-
suit of a third straight BCS
championship and fourth
in five years.
McCarron insisted it was
easy remaining focused
on FCS Chattanooga last
week and said the height-
ened stakes don't change
his approach to the game.
"I really don't'care what
their record is," he said.
"They're still the next
team in our way trying to

take what we've worked
Prosch offered a simi-
lar mind-set on prepar-
ing for the game, which
is only the seventh top-10
matchup in a rivalry that
has been played 77 times.
"It feels like we've been
preparing for every other
team, not really anything
different," he said. "We all
know it's a huge game and
we're going to play our
* hearts out, preparing like
.we normally do."
Auburn tight end C.J.
Uzomah said every player
leams the significance of
this rivalry early in their
careers, even minus the
high rankings. But he said
with the losses by Bay-
lor a game Uzomah.
watched on TV and Or-
egon and the high rank-
ings, the game has been
magnified even further.
"You step on the cam-
pus and that's the first
thing you hear," Uzomah
said. "You get recruited
and that's the focal point
that can define the sea-
son, like it is this upcom-
ing Saturday."
Uzomah said when he
saw the packed RV lot a
week before the game he
realized, "This is going to
be huge."
"It's going to be the most
unbelievable atmosphere'
I've ever gotten to play
in," he said.
While the Tide (11-0,
7-0) was romping over
Chattanooga 49-0 Satur-
day, Auburn had an open
date. following a thrilling
.win over Georgia in an-
other matchup of tradi-
tional rivals.
It's taken the biggest
turnaround of the col-
lege football season to
restore this game into a
high-,stakes affair for both
Alabama's 49-0 win last
season was the second-
biggest margin in Iron
Bowl history. Alabama,
won 42-14 in 201.1 after
the Tigers pulled .off a
huge comeback to win
28-27 the year before to
continue' their own na-
tional title run with Cam

Alabama linebacker Jonathan Allen (93), and defensive
lineman Brandon Ivory (99) stop Chattanooga running back
Kendrix Huitt (27) on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Qi facing season-ending knee surgery

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. Coach
Mark Richt says the play
that ended quarterback
Aaron Murray's season
wasn't the senior's final
snap when he was'flung
to the ground by Kentucky
defensive end Za'Darius
Richt said Sunday Mur-
ray heard a pop in his left
knee when he made a
cut on his 28-yard run on
Georgia's 'earlier posses-
Jsion in the second quarter

on Saturday night. Mur-
ray was limping 'at the
end of that series, which
ended with his touchdown
pass to tight end Arthur
Lynch. But he remained
in the game for one more
Georgia said that tests
Saturday night and anoth-
er exam Sunday confirmed
Murray tore the anterior
cruciate ligament in the
knee and will have season-
ending surgery this week.
Hutson Mason will make
his first career start when

Georgia plays at Georgia
Tech on Saturday.
"He felt something pop
whenever it happened on
the run," Richt said. "He
didn't know for sure what it
was. We've had other guys
feel or hear something pop
and then they're fine. He
was feeling good enough
to put him back in there."
Richt said it was a non-
contact injury.
"He cut back across the
grain," Richt said. "He
could have just run straight
out of bounds. He decided

to make a right-hand turn.
When he was changing
direction, that's when it
Murray remained on
the field to complete the
touchdown drive, but ap-
peared upset as he walked
to the sideline.
Murray had to convince
Richt and offensive coordi-
nator Mike Bobo he could
remain in the game follow-
ing the touchdown pass to
Lynch, Murray's fourth TD
pass of the 59-17 win over

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and a long line of very lop-
Stage Usided victory margins.
From Page 1B But the Tigers lost three
starters from that team,
like they've got a little bit including athletic inte-
of something to prove," rior forces in Ty Baker and
Marianna coach Travis Amp Speights, as well as
Blanton said of his play- gritty defensive guardAus-
ers. "We took some pretty tinWilliams.
good whippings last year This year's Malone team
from Malone and from is much less deep and ex-
several others, but we've perienced than the senior-
just got to continue to get laden group last year, but
better. Blanton said he believes
"I think the whipping we this group could be even
took from them late last more dangerous with, the
year was embarrassing, perimeter duo of senior
but that was my fault. We Chai Baker and junior An-
weren't prepared to play twain Johnson, who were
and ,we went away from both averaging 22 points
the game. plan early and per game going into Mon-
tried to play like them and day night's action.
it got away from us. We "WatchingthewayMalo-
can't let them dictate to us ne played against Godby
the way we play.!' (an 80-71 preseason win
Malone had its way with at Mariarma High School)
a lot of teams during a was really impressive," the
dominant 2012-2013 sea- coach said.
son that included 25 wins "I think their chances of

getting to the state tourna-
ment and making an even
bigger. run are better this
year because those other
kids understand their
roles and they're going to
walk out there with two
(players) that are as good
or better than you've got
on any given night.
"They've got two Divi-
sion-I basketball' players
and I just think they un-
derstand a little better that
those two have to touch it,
and they can turn it on any
tiie'tlie' w vant.".
The Bulldogs have been
a bit more balanced offen-
sively thus far, placing five
different players in double
figures in the opening win
over Cottondale, and no
one scoring more than 16
points in a game yet.
Marianna returns seven
players who- saw time in
the two matchups last sea-
son and Tigers coach Ste-

ven Welch said he knows
they've all been waiting to'
get another chance at his
"Both teams -will be
amped 'up, but .obviously
they'll feel like they've got
a lot to prove. It's been a
while (since the Bulldogs
beat Malone)," he ,said.
"Put my, guys feel 'like
they have a lot to prove as
well. We. graduated some
seniors and some people
think our run is over,- so
our kids have a lot of inter-
est in the game obviously.
'"It will be a good one.
They've got some 'really
good players and we've got
some good ones too. I feel
like the team that does the
best job of handling the
emotion early will prob-
ably end up winning the
Welch said he was wor-
ri6d about the length and
athleticismn of the Bulldogs

giving his team problems
on the boards, but per-
haps his 'biggest concern
is making sure his players
aren't affected by playing
in a college gym with a
bigger crowd watching.,
"There are so many peo-
ple there and it's such a big
deal and kind of like a big
stage, some people don't
'shoW up as their normal
selves on a big stkige and
that's the biggest thing,"
he said. "Neither team' re-
ally played well (in last
year's game), but I felt like
it was kind of to (Mariah-*
na's) advantage. When we
got them in a regular gym,
it was a little bitdifferent.
"The rivalry outdates
any of us and it's probably
been this way'throughout
history where one, team
will have a good run and
get on top and then an-
other will do it. I hope
.we're not ready-. to give

it up yet, but that's what
makes it special. If one
team won every year, it
wouldn't be a rivalry. It
may be (Marianna's) time
now, but we're not ready
to give it up yet."
Blariton said he believes
that' his players are ready
for the moment.
"Our kids are excited to
play in that kind of atmo-
sphere and I'm'sure' theirs
are also.
,"We're looking forward
to the challenge of playing
one of the best teams iM
the state," he said. "We're
excited about it. It's a'
holiday so 'a lot of'people'
should be home and able
to come watch and hope-'
fully we'll have a good per-
formance. WeA probably
have to play our very best
to have a chance.",
The game tips off' at 7
p.m. following the junior
varsity game at 5:30 p.m.


Mianu assistant d:,efnds Phiin,

The Associated Press

DAVIE Miami Dol-
phins defensive coordina-
tor Kevin Coyle defended
the management style of
coachlJoe Philbin in the
wake of the team's bullying
scandal. I 1 1
Coyle said Monday he
was happy -to talk with
an NFL special investiga-
tor who spent last week
questioning coaches,
players and others in the
"When you know what
you're doing is right, and
how you're doing it is as
good as what I believe any-.
body in this league does
- and I believe that's how
we do things here and how
we operate here -' then
there's no reason not to be
able to tell whoever exactly
what you're all about, and

From Page 1B
and three steals.
Anthony Vanhook led
Cape Fear with 27 points
and 15 rebounds,- and
Osandai Vaughn had 26
points, nine rebounds,

Dolphins coach has been facing a lot of tension as a result of
the team's issues on and off the field.

what the organization is
all about," Coyle said. "I'm
happy to talk, to anybody,
because I think coach Phil-
bin and we do things bet-
.ter than most people in
any sport."
Attorney Ted Wells is in-

and five assists.
Chippla, .made ,29-of-36
from the free throw line,
which proved to be the
difference with Cape Fear
making just 18-of-29 at the
In the win over South
Georgia State, the Indians
topped 50 percent shoot-

vestigating allegations by
tackle Jonathan Martin
that he was harassed daily
by teammates, including
guard Richie Incognito.
Wells will 'determine the
role of Philbin, his staff
and management in the

ing as a team for the second
straight game, with Torian
Graham leading all scorers
with 29 points on 11-of-14
from the field and 6-of-9
from three.
Cassell,' Jr. also had '20
points to go with four assists
and four steals, with McKay
contributing 17 points and

scandal. -
One issue is 'whether
anyone on the, coaching
staff ordered flicognito to
toughen up Martin, 'who
becameastarteras rookie
last year but played'poorly
at times.
Martin left the Dolphins
on Oct. 28, and Incognito
was suspended Nov. 3.
Martin will likely be'in-.
terviewed a second time
by'NFL special investigator
Ted Wells about the team's
bullying scandal, said a
person familiar with the
The. second interview
will likely be' in New York
City or California the first
week in December, the
person told The Associ-
ated Press on condition of
anonymity because details
about the investigation are

seven rebounds, and Floyd
and Dont'e Reynolds scor-
ing nine points each.
Chipola will next head to
Niceville for the Northwest
Florida Rick Flores Classic
this weekend, taking on
No. 2 Indian Hills on Fri-
day and VolunteerState on

had a more balanced scor-
-t lgl kJS ing effort and got more
people involved. When we
From Page 1B share the ball and pound
the post and limit teams'
The LadyTigers took con- second- and third-chance
trol in the second quarter opportunities, we're a pret- -
and carried a 26-14 lead ty good basketball team."
into 'the halftime break Dallas led all Malone
before pulling away in the scorers with 19 points, fol-
second half. lowed by CurteeonA Bre-
"We did a real; good job love with 16, and Angelica
defensively. Our goal is to Livingston with eight.
hold teams under 40 points Malone 'was scheduled
and we did that, and we did to take on Ponce de Leon
a real good job 'of sharing on Monday before facing '
the ball," Malone coach Marianna 'at 5:30 p.m. at
Presron Roberts said. "We Chipola tonight.

From lagelB

with 12 points, 18 re-
bounds, four blocks, and
four steals in the win over
Trinity Valley and continuf-
ing to be a dominant force
for the Lady, Indians at
both ends of the court.. -
"She was tremendous,"
Franldin said.-
Key 'added 15 points in
the title game after scor-
ing. 22 in :the semifinal
win, over" Cloud, while
Treyvonna Brdoks contrib-'
uted 12 points. and seven
Chipola' .won despite
shooting just, 5-of-36 from
the field in the game's first
20 minutes..
It's a victory that estab-
lishes the Lady Indians as
serious national champi-
onship contenders, and it'
may result in their ascen-
sion to No. 1 in the next
NJCAA poll'When it comes
out Dec. 2.
"It kind of staples us in
the national scene of be-
ing right there and being
one of those top, two or
three, teams in the coun-
try and; that's what we're
really looking 'for, getting

into that top tier," Frank-
lin said. "It helps with re-
cruiting and bringing kids
in here and letting them
know that we are, compet-
ing at the national level
.and we're going to com-
pete for championships."
Chipola is now 8-0 on the
season and has won those'
games by an average mar-
gin of 28 points per game.
That level of dominance,
could be good enough to
give the Lady Indians the
top spot in the next poll,
but the coach said it's im-
portant that his players
understand how to keep
that in perspective.
"This is what I've told the
kids, that they've got two
things to handle, they've
got to be able to handle
adversity, and they've also
got to be able to handle
success," Franklin said.
,"They have to stay focused
and be able to' handle
'that every day grind. But I
wouldn't mind being No. 1.
That's a great place to be. It
:wouldn't bother me at all."
The Lady Indians will
next travel to Niceville this
weekend for the Northwest
Florida Rick Flores Clas-
sic where they will take on
Santa Fe on Friday and Mi-
-ami-Dade on Saturday.

The Dolphins surrendered a last-minute touchdown Sunday
against the Panthers that cost them the game.

Late game woes

plague Dolphins

The'Associated Press

DAVIE The Miami
Dolphins have developed
a habit of fading at'the
finish, which bodes poor-
ly for the closing stretch
of the season.
Over the past eight
games, the Dolphins have
been outscored 53-23
in the final period. They '
haven't scored a fourth-
quarter touchdown since
September. The latest
blown lead knocked them
out of the driver's seat in
,the race for. the final AFC
playoff berth.
Miami built a 16-3 lead
that should have been
bigger Sunday, but gave
up a last-minute touch-
down-andlfist to the Car-
olina Panthers 20-16.
"It's probably more frus-
trating fth4n if they, put
50 points on the board,"
defensive end Cameron
Wake said. "You know for
56 minutes of the game
yotr are doing everything
you can, and you are do-
ing everything you need
to do to win the game.

Again, that last five or so
minutes, where the play
needs to be made, we klnd
of let it slip through our
fingers. It's frustrating to
know the capability 'and-
ability is there, and guys
are making it happen, but
in critical positions we
dropped the ball."
S'literally,. at the very
end. Mike Wallace let a
long desperation pass slip
off his fingers at the goal
line in the final seconds,
which summed up the
'Dolphins' latest fourth-.
quarter flop.
The defeat dropped
them into a six-team tie
in the AFC at 5-6. The
group is scrambling for
the last wild-card spot,
behind the five teams in
the conference with win-
ning records. -
."There's a lot of football
left to be played," coach
Joe Philbin said Moilday.
"There are a lot of teams
in a cluster, and Decem-
ber is usually the time
when teams separate,
themselves from one an-
other." -

Stephen Gostkowski kicks the game-winning field goal I
against the Denver Broncos Sunday night in Foxborough.

Patriots win in OT

The Associated Press
. This latest version of
Brady vs. Manning was a
And then -'it, wasn't,
stretching deep into over-
time before New England's
biggest winning rally in
franchise history gave it a
34-31 victory over Denver.
In a game of turnovers,
in frigid and windy condi-
tions, Sunday night, Tom
Brady brought the Patri-
ots back from a 24-0 half-
time hole created mostly
by three lost fumbles.
But Peyton Manning and
Denver got sloppy in the
second half, then Tony
Carter had a punt hit him
late in OT. New England
(8-3) recovered, leading

to Stephen Gostkowski's
31-yard field goal to win it
with 1:56 remaining.
"We had some of those
plays in the first half that
didn't really go our way,"
said Brady, who is 10-4
against Manning. "It was,
nice to, get. a good bounce
when we needed it. : ,
"It was not our best
night, glad we won."
The bitter defeatfor the
visiting Broncos (9'2) ru-
ined a superb night for
running back Knowshon
Moreno. He rushed for 224
yards on 37 carries and a
"Hated the way that end-
ed, not getting a chance to
get our hands on the ball,"
Manning said.

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competitive activities. Us-
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help defuse a disruptive
no-win situation.
Jar. 19) -An interesting
means to make more cash
will be made available.
Take on responsibilities
and show offyour talent.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 19) Emotional
encounters will escalate.
Gather your thoughts so
you feel you. have a better
idea how to handle what's
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Reach deep within
and revisit past encoun-
ters, and it will bring back
a mishap that still stands
between you and success.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) Self-improvement
-will be the name of the
game. Pick up skills that'
will help you advance.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Romance and com-
munication will bring you
to an agreement that has a
positive'infltience on your
GEMINI (May 21-June
20) Tend to unfinished
personal paperwork. it's
important to be up to date
if you don't want to run
into a conflict.
CANCER (June.21-July
22)- Only agree to what's
reasonable. Not everyone
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at heart.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-You'll face opposition
if you stick around home.
Get together with some-
one who doesn't judge you
or put demands on your,
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
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you get your way.
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Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a boy in junior high
school; I recently went to a social event
for kids my age. While there, a girl spilled i
the beans that she has had a major crush,
on me for more than a year. She asked
to hold my3cellphone and then put her
number into my contacts.
Here's the problem. I don't like this girl
at all, but I'm getting tons of texts from
her daily. No matter how hard I try to
distance myself and let this one-sided
relationship die, she keeps coming back.
Annie, I have tried not responding, de-
leting her from my contacts, etc. I don't
want to break her heart, because I'm
not that kind of guy. This is the first time
anything like this has happened to me,
and it's starting to stress me out.Can you i

Dear Nob Sometimes you can't avoid
breaking a heart. Be kind, not cruel, and
take solace in knowing you behaved like
a gentleman. Tell this girl as kindly as
possible that you aren't interested in a
romantic relationship. Say that you're
sorry things didn't work out the way
she wanted, but she must stop texting
because it makes you feel that s&e is
stalking you.
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may cry, be angry or even continue-to
text. Do not respond. It will take a while
before shegvres up, so be sure not to give

This year, Audrey Grant
put out "Five Steps to
Simplify the Endplay"
(Baron Barclay). In this
deal from the book, look
at only the North and
South hands. The contract
is four spades. After West
leads the diamond king,
how should South plan the
play, given that trumps are
breaking 3-2?
Three no-trump would
have been easy to make,
and perhaps North, since
he has a strong doubleton,
should have eschewed
Stayman. But that would
have ruined the lesson.
South is iridanger of los-

false encouragement by engaging her in.
conversation, even negatively. Be totally
neutral and uninterested. AMd patient.

Dear Annie: My uncle is a tax attorney.
Recently, the whole family was together
for lunch, and we happened to talk about
my job as a special-ed teacher. I asked
my uncle, "If the boss declares bankrupt-
cy, who gets paid first the employees,
landlord or lender?"
Before my uncle could respond, my
mother said, "You don't ask lawyers for
free legal advice." I replied that no one
seems to mind asking me for exper-
tise. My aunt insisted.that it is different
because my uncle is an attorney, and
my mother agreed with her. I pointed
out that my grandfather, an accountant,
often gave free professional advice.,
So, let me ask you, Anhie. If my uncle
were a chef, would it be wrong to ask
how long spices keep their freshness?
Why is it that lawyers are sacrosanct,
but all other professionals are fair game?

Dear Not: We don't believe this is true.
We think in your household, your mother
and aunt expect lawyers to hand you a
bill for professional advice. People ask
lawyers, doctors, teachers, cooks and
other professionals for free advice all the
time. How they handle that is up to.them.

ing three hearts and one
diamond. He can hope
that East has the heart ace,
but better is to give West
the lead with his known
diamond queen when he
must either lead a heart
around to declarer's king
or concede a ruff-and-
sluff. This requires elimi-
nating all the black-suit
cards from West.
South wins the first
trick, draws rumps, and
cashes his four club tricks.
Then he leads a diamond.
West takes declarer's jack
with his queen, but he is
endplayed. In real life, the
endplay will be unneces-

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Asking $18,000. Call 334-894-0520

2000 Honda Odyssey Van -3rd row seating mini
van, Runs perfect, Asking $5995 or Best Offer
Please call 334-693-9360 for more information.
2011 Hyundai Genesis
I Coupe Grand Touring 3.8L
V-6.28,880 miles. Interior
& exterior in excellent con-
dition. Saddle brown leather power & heated
seats, automatic transmission, Infinity sound
system with touch-screen navigation system,
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mats, and ice cold air conditioning. 18" alloy
wheels, rear parking sensors, window tint.
$21,000. Contact Craig 334-798-1407.
Cadillac 2003 Deville financing available
silver in color, like new condition, low miles.
334-585-3236. $550.0.
Chevrolet 2002 Trailblazer6
New design w/straight 4.2,
6 cyl. eng w/DOC, 24V,
270HP. Good MPG, GRN,
AC, OD auto, PS, PB, near
new tires. Runs, looks & drives gqod. Lots of
power. New headlights, battery, wiper blades.
NADA $4,500. Reduced to $3.995. 671-3059.
Chevrolet 2012 Malibu, low miles, fully'euipped,
like new, $200 down, $259 per month, call Ron
Ellis 334-714-0028.
v* $0 Down/Ist Payment,
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Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Lincoln 1991 Mercury Pracer metallic blue, 44k
original miles, only driven in Dothan, mint con-
dition, 4 new tires, like new, 4 doors, cold AC,
power steering and AM/FM radio. $5,000 Call
. 334-701-0010
Nissan 2012 Versa Sedan, real nice car, great
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Toyota 2012 Rav4 only 5000 miles, red with
gray int. blue tooth ready, Lg. cargo. exc. cond.
$20,000 850-557-8804.
Toyota Sienna 2011 XLE 3.5L inside lift for
Hoover round $6225. optional'equip. + moon
roof. 30K miles, $22,500. OBO 334-493-9930

2005 Honda Gold Wing 1800 Trike 2400 miles,
Silver, showroom clean, EZ steer, spoiler, lug-
gage rack, fog lights.-$19,500. 334-673-9990.
2009 Yamaha Raider ONLY
Wi 1,960 Miles. 1900cc (113ci)
motor. Black. Garage kept.
Not'a single scratch or dent.
^* W Never seen rain. 5" Forward
Controls. Hard KromeStrip-
pers Exhaust. $9,000 080.
Spare front tire, and factory foot controls if'
needed. Building home, so it HAS TO GO.;
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Chevrolet 2006 Tahoe: burgundy, one owner,
excellent condition, 3rd row seat, custom run-
ning boards, extras, very clean, 101k miles
$11,900. Call 334-712-0692 or 334-618-9980
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Dodge Ram 1500 2007 SLT quad cab 4x2 HEMI
5.7 V8 engine, anti theft, tilt steering, 27K
miles, Very clean, power drivers seat, rear slid-
ing window, bed liner, towing pack. Loaded.

Chrysl er 2004,
Town & Country Touring.
"No w Cherry red wgray interior.
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windows & locks, clean, very dependable. Cold
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sons or firms that sealed proposals will be ac-
cepted at the Jadkson County Purchasing De-
partment located at the Jackson County Ad-
ministration building, 2864 Madison Street, Ma-
rianna, Fl. 32448 until 2:OOPMCST on .
12/12/2013 forthe following item or Items:
RFP NUMBER: 1213-36
RFP NAME: Replace 6 rooftop Gas' Packs
(HVAC) units at the'Jackson County Correction
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DESCRIPTION: Removal of old units and Install'
(5) new 7.5% ton units, (1) 10 ton unit
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may be made by contacting Stanley Hascher,
Purchasing Agent, at 2864 Madison Street, Ma-
rianna, Florida or voice phone 850-718-0005, or
Fax 850-482-9682.



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sealed envelope marked SEALED RFP and iden-
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Dec 6th 2013 at 10:00 AM C.T.

Jackson County Is committed to assuring equal
opportunity In the award of contracts and,
therefore, compiles with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.
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Board of County Commissioners
By: Chuck Lockey
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Derrick Rose has played in only 50 games since the Bull's
Eastern Conference Finals run in 2011.

Bulls star PG

Derrick Rose

out for season

The Assdciated Press

Bulls star Derrick Rbse is
out-for the remainder of
the season.
The team said that Rose
had successful surgery
Monday morning in Chi-
cago to repair a torn me-
dial meniscus in his right
knee. He was hurt Friday
night at Portland:
The 2011 NBA MVP
missed all of last season
after tearing the ante-
rior cruciate ligament
in his left knee in Chica-
go's 2012 playoff opener
against Philadelphia. He
has played in just 50 NBA
games -49 in the regular
season and that lone play-
off game'- since the Bulls'
run to the Eastern Confer-
ence finals during his MVP
The latest injury oc-
curred in the third quarter
against the Trail Blazers.
He lost his footing while
trying to change direction
to get back on. defense
when Nicolas I3atum stole
a pass from Joakim Noah
and started the other way.
Rose limped across the
court and couldn't put any
'weight on his knee. Af-
ter the Blazers scored, he
came out of the game dur-
ing a timeout.
It didn't appear there was
any contact on the play.
Rose was unable to re-
turn and was on crutches
With Rose back, the Bulls'
were expected to challenge
LeBron James and the Mi-
ami Heat for supremacy
in the Eastern Conference
and contend for their first
championship since the
Michael Jordan-Scottie
Pippen era. Instead, they're
in a familiar spot trying
to get by without their cor-
nerstone player.
"We, of course, feel very
badly for Derrick. He's
in good spirits, about as
Well as can be expected
under the circumstances,

LA signs Bryant to 2-year extension






and he's already thinking
about his rehab," coach q
Tom Thibodeau said Sun- o
day, before the team an- ,h
nounced their star was
gone for the,-season. fi
"Typical Derrick. He's con- I
cerned about his team, his c
The top-seeded Bulls o
bowed out in the first ti
round of the playoffs in c
2012 against Philadelphia s.
after Rose went down and h
fell into a season-long
holding pattern without ti
him, last year, waiting for a ii
return that didn't happen. fi
His recovery took en a AA
circus-like feel. Fans saw ri
him shooting and dunk- o
.ing before games last sea-
son and wondered why he a
wasn't playing, particularly t]
as the Bulls fought through
injuries and illnesses down
the stretch. Adidas released
videos documenting his
progress, but Rose mostly
stayed in the background,
saying little about his re-
covery. That changed mid-
way through the season.
There was also specula-
tion that Rose's camp was
advising him to sit out
last season and that there
was a rift with the organi-
zation, particularly after
older brother Reggie Rose
ripped management for
standing pat at the trade
deadline. But Derrick Rose
denied that.
All of that faded into the
background with Rose
back this season and in-
sisting he could regain his
MVP form.
He was off to an up-
and-down start., He was
averaging 15.9 points and
was shooting just over 35
He was looking a lit-
tle better in his last two
games, with 19 points in
a loss at Denver and 20
against Portland.
Without Rose, veteran
Kirk Hinrich figures to
start with second-year pro
Marquis Teague backing
him up.

The Associated Press

- The Los Angeles Lakers
signed Kobe Bryant to a
wo-year contract exten-
ion Monday, securing the
ourth-leading scorer in
NBA history into his 20th
eason with the franchise.
Bryant hasn't played
his season while recover-
rng from surgery, on his
orn Achilles tendon in
April, but the Lakers didn't
rait 'to renew their com-
aitment to the five-time
NBA champion before he
got anywhere close to the
ree-agent market next
Bryant inked the deal
nth owner Jim Buss and
general manager Mitch
:upchak at his side in
gent Rob Pelinka's office
moments before the Lak-
rs left for an East Coast
oad trip. Bryant, Buss and
impchak all had repeated-
f stated Bryant wouldn't
3ave his only NBA home.I
The 35-year-old guard
quicklyy tweeted a picture-
if his signature with the
Lashtag: Laker4Life.
"This is a very happy day
fr Lakers fans and for the
akers organization," Kup-
hak said in a statement.
We've said all along that
ur priority and hope was
3 have Kobe finish his,
career as a Laker, and this
should ensure that that
happens "
Bryant has spent more
Lhan half of his life play-
ig for the Lakers, and if he
.dfflls his new contract, he
Aill break John Stockton's
rcoui of 19 seasons with
ne NBA franchise.
But Kobe's legacy in LA
Ready is. secure: No less
tan Magic Johnson and

Jerry West have declared
Bryant the franchise's _
greatest player, given his
fistful of championship
rings and his consistent
brilliance while scoring V S
more points than anybody
in a Lakers uniform.
Although Bryant is taking .X 9
a pay cut from his $30.45 '.
million salary this season,
Kobe and the Lakers didn't
exacdNy agree to a home-
town discount, either.
ESPN reported the'deal is
worth $48.5 million, keep-
ing Kobe among the NBA's
highest-paid players.
Some fans grumbled on-
line that the contract will
limit the Lakers' flexibiliry
in the free-agent market Despite m
next summer, clouding ided tow
their starry-eyed dreams
df signing Carmelo Antho- perhaps
ny or LeBron James. Other cant inj
fans approved the payout Bryant
as a reward for an iconic he.'couli
player who still ranked and con
among the NBA's most to the
dangerous scorers before but he
his injury, full retu
Bryant and 39-year-old steps or
point guard Steve Nash are 18th NB
.the only players signed to "It's
significant contracts for thing wl
next season with the Lak- champih
ers, who have been an- bit, but i
ticipating a major roster Bryant..
restructuring in 2014 ever last wee
since Dwight Howard fled sure, wE
town in July. step out
Even if the Lakers waived to go -i
the bft-injured Nash under (the inju
a special provision limit- that con
'ing his salary cap hit, Bry- Coach
ant would eat up roughly a has sai<
third of their room under turn wh
the projected cap before he's rea(
anybody else joins him surviving
next season. improvit
Bryant returned to prac- day nigi
tice earlier this month, ramentc
and his return to the court straight
seems imminent, although "I've
he isn't rushing back from proud

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)t having played yet this season, the Lakers have de-
Ktend the contract of the 35-year-old Bryant.

the most signifi-
ury of his career.
said last week that
Id adjust his game
,tribute, something
Lakers right now,
wants to make a
rm when he, finally
n.the court for his
A season.
definitely some-
here you're kind'of
ig at the bit a little
we've come so far,"
said after practice
k. "I want to make
e all do, when you
there you're ready
he long, haul, and
cry) isn't something
tinues on."
Mike D'Antoni
I Bryant can re-
Lenever Kobe says
Ly. The Lakers are
g in his absence,
rng to'7-7 on Sun-
rit by beating Sac-
o for their third
been extremely
of the way we've

competed," Bryant said.
The contract is another
milestone in Bryant's re-
markable career. He was a
17-year-old high schooler
when the Lakers acquired
him after the Charlotte
Hornets chose him in the
first round of the 1996
draft, and Lakers fans
watched as he evolved into
one of the most dominant
scorers in NBA history,.
dazzling fans with his of-
fensive inventiveness and
drawing critics for his ball-
dominating style of play.
SBryant wonrtree cham-
pionships, with Shaquille
O'Neal from 2000-02 and
added two'more with Pau
Gasol in 2009 and 2010,
winning the NBA finals
MVP award after each of
those titles. He won his
only NBA MVPWaward iri
2008 and his scoring titles
In 2006 and2007, also eam-
ing 15 selections to the AD-
Stargame-with four MVP
awards from the showcase.
and two gold medals.

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publish its annual I Loving Memory page.
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you have lost, send the following information along
with a photo and payment of $18.00 to:
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c/o Jackson Comuoy Floridan
P.O.Box 520
Marianna, FL 32447
or drop by our office at:
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between the hours of 8:OAM and 5:OOpM.
Deadline is Monday, December 16, 2013,
at 5:00pm.

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Year Born:__________
Year Died:_____________

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