Jackson County Floridan

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

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

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University of Florida
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BY ANGIE COOK ing contest Christmas cheer to Jackson cated across the county. left out. You can still bring garet Fears, who not only
acook@jcfloridan.com is yielding County families in need Mariannra residents who a toy to City Hall and be donated to the toy' drive
The' City, of Marianna heartwarm- during the holidays and donate a new, unwrapped entered in, the drawing. If again this year, but con-
Clerk's Office second annu- ing results. you can help make the toy toy at City Hall will also be you win, you can donate tinues to demonstrate her
a] toy drive benefiting the The Toys drive a success by donat- entered in a drawing for a the utility payment to a willingness to help those
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots ing a new, umhTapped toy chance to win free utilities City resident. in need.
for Tots program is in full p r o g r a mi is any of dozens of card- for one month. And non- The winner of the No-
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CHRISTMAS ON TWO WHEELS


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Members of Heaven's Saints Motorcycle Ministry haul a very mobile nativity scene through the
2012 Marianna Christmas Parade. With 'A Vint-age Christmas" as its theme, this year's parade
starts at 5:30 p.m. next Friday, Dec. 6. Lining up at 3 p.m. on Daniels Street, in front of the old
high school, floats and marchers will move through downtown along Lafayette Street and wrap up at
Madison Street. Participants can walk and hand out candy to the crowd, but cannot throw candy from
floats. Not signed up to be in the parade? There is still time. Visit www.CityofMarianna.com to download,
and print a parade form, or pick one up at City Hall. Call 718-1,022 for more.


Gone Fishin'

Additional license-free

fishing days announced


Special to the Floridan


Gov. -Rick Scott and the Flori-
da-Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission announced
this week that Friday, Nov. 29,
will be a license-free freshwa-
ter fishing day, and Saturday,
Nov. 30, will be a saltwater li-
cense-free fishing day.
Gov. Scott said, "License-free
fishing days serve as a 'great
opportunity for families to en-
joy the incredible fishing op-
portunities that Florida has to
offer. After the Thanksgiving
holiday, families will be able
to head to the water with their
visiting guests and experience
some of the best fishing in the
world."
Florida's license-free fishing
days' are ani opportunity for
people to take advantage of
Florida's outstanding fishing.
According to a press release
from the FWC, Florida's recre-
ational freshwater and saltwa-
ter fishing industry has an $8.9
billion economic impact and
supports nearly 80,000 jobs.
While providing recreational
opportunities that encourage
healthy, active outdoor fun,
these license-free fishing days
also help grow the industry
and promote conservation
stewardship, the release said.
There are eight license-free


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fishing days per year, where
the requirement to have a
recreational fishing license is
waived for residents and visi-
tors. All other fishing and boat-
ing rules and regulations still
apply (see MyFWC.com/Fish-
ing for details).
Dec. 28 will be the last fresh-
water license-free fishing day
for 2013.
Beginning in 2014, all eight
license-free fishing days will
fall on the same weekend days
from year to year, allowing
potential anglers to plan fish-
ing trips in advance and busi-
nesses and nonprofit groups
to plan events around these
fishing license holidays. The
recurring days will be:
Saltwater
First Saturday and Sunday
in June
) First Saturday in
September
Saturday following
Thanksgiving
Freshwater
First- Saturday and Sunday
inApril
Second Saturday and Sun-
dayinJune
The FWC offers several an-
gler-recognition programs to
help promote fishing and share
memories. Freshwater anglers
can go to TrophyCatchPlorida.
corn to be entered in a drawing


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Gwendolyn Mitchell, Amos Robinson. Ola Colman and Ben Russ fish at
Marianna's Spring Creek in this Floridan file photo. People without a
license will be able to cast a line in fresh waters this Friday, during one
of the state's annual license-free fishing days. Saturday is a saltwater
license-free day.


for a bass boat and motor. If
they catch, document and re-
lease a trophy largemou th bass
more than 8 pounds, they can
submit a photo of the entire
fisl (head to tail) on a scale to
claim great rewards starting
with a $50 gift card, custom T-
shirt and certificate. For other
recreational freshwater fishes


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(33 species included), a simple
photo of a fish that exceeds the
designated minimum length
or, weight will,.get them a Big
Catch certificate and bragging
rights on the website.
For saltwater anglers, the
challenge is to catch a "slam"
See FISHING, Page 9A


sOPINION...6A


Stay safe this

Thanksging
From staff reports

Whether you're stuffing a tur-
key or stuffing your shopping
cart with gifts, make this Thanks-
giving a safe one for you and your
family.,
The Florida .Department of
*Health in Jackson County offers
this holiday health tip: Don't al-
low food-borne illness to spoil
your holiday meals. DOH en-
courages Floridians to properly
prepare meals and store food in
order to prevent foodbome ill-
ness or diseases caused beating
contaminated foods and drinks.
"Preventing foodborne illness
is important to keep your family
safe and healthy during the holi-
days and year round," said Jamie
DeMent, the Department's Co-
ordinator of the Food andWater-
borne Disease Program. "Florid-
ianls should practice four simple
steps to stay healthy while cook-
ing this holidayseason clean,
cook, chill and separate."
Clean, cook, chill, separate
An easy way to prevent food-
borne illness is to maintain a
clean and tidy kitchen. Insist that
any helping hands in the kitchen
this holiday season are cleaned
thoroughly and often. Wash any
objects that are in contact with
raw poultry hands, cutting
boards, knives, etc. in hot,
soapy water. Also, be sure, that
all uncooked meat and, poultry
are prepared individually and
separated from vegetables and
cooked food. Keep all counter-
top and work areas clean with
disinfectant spray. Those who-
i experienced a gastrointestinal
'illness during the past two weeks
should- refrain from preparing
meals for others.
Planning ahead to ensure that
you have enough' time to fully
prepare and; cook a turkey is
crucial. A frozen turkey needs
24 hours to thaw for every five
pounds of bird. Therefore, a 10
lb. turkey will require two days
of premium thawing time before
serving. Thawing your turkey
in the fridge reduces the risk of
foodbome illnesses from bac-
teria, which multiply rapidly at
room temperature or in warm
environments. Stuffing your tur-
key prior to, cooking it allows raw
poultry juices to absorb into the
stuffing, causing improper cook-
ing of the turkey to occur. Be sure
to thoroughly cook the turkey at
325 degrees. The turkey's inter-
nal temperature should stay at
180 degrees, as any temperature
below this can result in bacterial
growth.
Experts say you should refrig-
erate leftovers within two hours
of preparation. Leaving food out
too long creates a prime breed-
ing ground for bacterial growth.
When storing your leftovers,
separate raw meats, poultry,
eggs and seafood into their own
containers. Never leave food on
the table ,and insist on heating
up leftovers to their proper tem-
perature of 1i65 degrees. Be sure
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CONTACT US
Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@icfloridan.com
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32448
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 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 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Home delivery: $11.23 per month;1$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
'subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one
year.

ADVERTISING
The advertiser agrees that the publisher
shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements'beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
ments in which the error occurred, whether
such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
there shall be not liability for non-inser-
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will notkhowingly accept or
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

HOWTO CETYOUR
NEWS PUBLISHED
The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.
GETTING IT RIGHT
Information provided in. a press re-
lease used in "Legislative delegation
public hearings set for Dec. 2" (page
Al, Nov. 26 edition) contained an
incorrect phone number for the of-
fice of Rep. Marti Coley. The correct
number is 718-0047. The Floridan
regrets the error.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27`,"''
Toys for Tots applications Anchorage
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Appli-
cations-will be taken until nooh on Dec&.6. All toys will
be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10a`.m.
, Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting-,Noon
to 1 p.m. in theAA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

THURSDAY, NOV. 28,
Give Thanks 5K Run/Walk 6 a.m. Registration
Lake Seminole Park in Sneads. Race begins at 7 a.m.
Fun Run willistart 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 proceeds donated to
Missy Owens and Brandon, Teddy and Bo Scholar-
shipFoundation. 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.
Quit Smoking Now Class/SuIpport 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 Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia
St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance limited to
persons with'a desire to stop drinking; papers will not
be signed.
) St. Anne Thrift Store -,9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anne's
Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-
3734.

FRIDAY, NOV. 29
"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.
Celebrate Recovery- 7 p ni. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups:" Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856,573-1131.

SATURDAY, NOV. 30
Sugar Cane Syrup Making -8 a.m. 3 p.m. Pan-


Comnmnuniity Calenida
riandle Pioneer Settlement. Blountstown Biscuits
and Sausage available for donation General store'
will be open and guided tours of the settlement will
available. Walk through time into the natural sugar
cane filcd. 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 re-
establish their membership. Agenda of the business
to be discussed and voted upon at the congrega-
tional meeting during worship service. To reestablish,
membership review bylaws and become in good
standing financially with the church. Contact Tomeco
White 209-7637 for further details on obtaining copy
of bylaws.
) FOOT 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. Hearing is to present and'
receive input on the work program for fiscal years
July] 2014 through June 30.2019 and consider the
necessity of making changes to the program Dis-
cus.ed in thr-10 30 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 -5-6 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. Public invited. 'Call
482.9631.
Christmas with Elvs starring Jerome Jackson
7 p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Confer-
'ence Center, Penn APvenue, Marianna. Event isa -
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. Refresh-
ments, raffle tickets available for purchase; some
door prizes will be given away.

SUNDAY, DEC. 1
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.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. 'n AA room of First United Methodist


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

MONDAY,,DEC. 2
) 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.
Employability Workshops ?:30 p.m.at the
Marianna One Stop Career Center inMarianna. '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 Mondays; 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.
n Book Signing Event- 5-6 p.m.. at the 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. Public invited. Call 482.9631.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3 -
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.
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.,
Marianna.
) 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 lleasy-to-do
quick project kits. A $10 deposit is required. For
more info call 674-2777.


The submis'sioh~deadline for this calendar is two days before Ipu ,blicationi., Submnit to: Community Ca .lendlar, Jackson'County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 41403 Constitution Lane in'Marianna.

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MARIANNA POLICE
DEPARTMENT
The Marianna Police De-!
partment listed the following
incidents for Nov. 25, the latest
available report: One hit and
run, four abandoned vehicles
reported, one highway obstruc-
tion call, five traffic stops, one
larceny, nine building and
property checks, one retail
theft/shoplifting reported, two
calls to assist other agencies,
one public service call, one
welfare check, one unsecured
building reported, and 17 home
security checks.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents


for Nov. 25, the'latest available
report: TWo accidents with no
injuries, one,
s~ ~. stolen vehicle
S'""-1-9-z'- reported, one
reckless driver'
'C R'IME reported,
'one suspi-
cious vehicle
reported, four suspicious
incidents reported, two infor-
mation calls,, one mentally ill
with violence complaint, one
burglary, one physical distur-
bance complaint, one Verbal
disturbance complaint, one
pedestrian /hitchhiker com-
plaint, two fire/police response
*calls, three commercial fire
calls, one drug offense re-
ported,. 22 medical calls, five
alarms (burglary), 13 traffic
stops, one criminal mischief
complaint, three civil dispute
complaints, three trespassing


complaints, one found/aban-
doned property reported, one
follow-up investigation, one
stabbing reported, 21 property/'
building checks, one assisting
motorist/pedestrian reported,
one child abuse complaint, one
criminal registration reported,
two Baker Act/transports, one
patrol request, two threats/ha-
rassment complaints and one
illegal dumping reported.

JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
Joshua Quesenberry, 28,
3981 U.S. 90, Marianna, viola-
tion of court order.
) Brandle Williams, 28,3070
Carters Mill Road, Apt. E-4,
Marianna, fugitive from justice


(Seminole County, Ga.).
) Brandon Mott, 29, 592
Second St., Chipley, violation of
county probation.
) Brian Miley, 19,4052' Old
Cottondale Road, Apt. 1704,
Marianna, violation of state
probation.:
Deshawn Griffin, 20,2231
Porter Ave., Grand Ridge, two
counts of battery (domestic
violence).
) Hayden Moran, 19,4455
Decatur St., Marianna, burglary.
of a dwelling, felony criminal
mischief, hold fbt Seminole
County.

Jail Population: 204

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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VOLUNTEERS PREPARE TREATS


SUBMIITTUEPHUOU
V volunteers with Emerald Coast Hospice Marianna and Chipley
offices:Margo Lamb; manager of Volunteer Services, pictured
with Winnie Edwards, Kathie Garrett, Sue Brandt and EllaMae
Rybyzynske, prepare Thanksgiving Day treats for the patients and
families of Emerald Coast, If you are interested in being a.volunteer
please contact Margo Lamb at 526-3577.


BUSINESS OF THE MONTH


SUBMITTED PHOTO
Marianna Health and Rehab was spotlighted as the Business
of the month. Shown here are Aaron Moneyham- and Crys-
tal Dunaway. They gave two gift baskets as door prizes.
Stan Wisnoiski and Ernie McNeill were the-lucky winners.


SNEADS FFA PLACES AT YOUTHEXPO,,
he Sneads FFA
had a third,
Place team that
included Halley Mc-
Daniel, Dustin Alex-*
ander, Cade Hewett
and Jordan.Kite; other
members who com-
peted included Donnie
Johnson, Gerri Ha~rdin,'
Shelby Johnson and Ja-
cob Brown. The Sneads
FFA also had three'
SUBMITTED PHOTOS members who had
Above are Cade Hewett, Dustin Alexander, Jordan Kite and Halley McDaniel. Below, Hewett Worked very hard. with
works hi .s- livestock. their livestock since
Ags;these members
A .' included Gerri Har-
F din, Cade Hewett, and
3 Dustin Alexander. They
did A wonderful job
showing their livestock.
.-.LL"! Dustin Alexander's
-~...steef placed second in
his weight class, and.
Cade won first in his
showmanship class'.


Marriages
Marriages
))Lauren Leighan
Taylor and Joshua Payton
Thompson.
D Saundra Leigh
Berry and Justin Matthew
Porter.
) Samantha Danielle
Barnes and Adam Roy
Brisolara.
) Tyler Owen McIntosh
and Amber Nicole Weeks.
) Brian Patrick nix and
AmyVickeryRabon.
) Mary Lynn Huckaby
and Thomas Edward
Malone, Jr.
)) Tracy Deeanne Carn-
ley Franklin Clark Hagan.
) Casey Melinda Cobb
and Cody Dalton Green.

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Divorces
Robert P. Andrew vs.
Sybil M. Andrew.
) Charity Elizabeth
Warner vs. Walter James
Warner.
) Deana Lassiter Pforte
vs. John Timothy Pforte.
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vs. Melinda Michelle
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P ictured are Carol Ricks, Andreasen and LeolaVlieg. Senior.
Fellowship Association held its monthly luncheon and meet-
ing on Nov. 18. Rodney Andreasen, director of Jackson County
Emergency management, was the guest speaker. He told the different
situations his office is involved in besides hurricanes and tornadoes
such as hazard materials, fires, accidents train derailments and home
land security. "We do have one shelter here and that's at Marianna
High School," he said.

SETTLEMENT HOSTS CANE SYRUP

MAKING DAY


OF THE MONTH


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Woman gets 15
years in DUI death
BROOKSVILLE-A
Tampa Bay area woman
has been sentenced to
15 years in prison for fa-
tally striking a construc-
Lion worker with her
truck while under the
influence of meihadbne.
A Hernando County
judge gave 47-year-old
Karen Macchione the
maximum sentence on
Tuesday. She was con-
victed last month of DUI
manslaughter.
Macchione was driving
on the Suncoast Parkway
in November 2011 when
her pickup truck veered
into a closed lane where
workers were painting
lane markers. The truck
hit 28-year-old Steve
Thompson Jr., who later
died'.
. From wire reports


P ictured are 'yler
Prim and Optimist
president Sylvia
Stephens. The Optimist
Club*6f Jackson purity
recognized the October
Student of the Month
Tyler Prim at its luncheon,
meeting on Tuesday, Nov
19. Prim is the son of Alisa
and Randy Robinson and
he was nominated by Ol-
ivia Weber. Prim is in the
12th grade-at Marianna
High School where he is
an honor student and in
the Beta Club., Tyler is
also a Relay for Life vol-
unteer and heads up the
luvenile Diabetes Walk.


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The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will host its 15th Annual
Sugar Cane Syrup Maldng Day on Saturday Nov. 30 start--
ing at 8 a.m. CST. Biscuits and sausage will be available for a
donation. The settlement's General store will be open and guided
tours of the Settlement will be available. Walk through time into the
natural sugar cane field and watch how the cane juice is turned into
delicious cane syrup. "Syrup, and the Syrup Maker" DVD will be for
sale. Call 674-2777 for more information. Email us at; ppsmuseum@
yahoo.com


GOSPEL MEETING
with Tom Bowling

December lst-4th 6:00pm Nightly
Sun. 9:30 & 10:30


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Silvio Garcia photographs family members at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West.
More than two years after Key West was granted approval to begin operating flights to Cuba.
not a single plane to the Island has taken off. Key West and Cuba have a long and intertwined
history.


Key West to Cubaflights


struggle to take off


The Associated Press 10 passengers and crew
flying in from Cuba at any
KEY WEST One of the one time. The airport is
first sights greeting pas- working on an expansion
sengers at the Key West that would eventually al-
International Airport is a low it to process about 70.
statue of two families with "If you would have a 30-
children standing around sweater, or a 25-seater that
a large, concrete buoy. could do flights, that could
"Ninety miles to Cuba," be a profitable operation,"
reads the words etched on said John Cabanas, former
,the centerpiece. president of C&T Charters,
From that runway, tour- which initially wanted to
ists are closer to Havana do the flights but has since
than they are to Miami. closed.
And decades ago, residents Key West and Cuba have
of this southernmost out- a long and intertwined
post in Florida could fly history. So when President
to Cuba for lunch and be BarackObama announced
back in time for dinner. in 2011 that he was di-
* It's only a short flight recting agencies to allow
across the Florida Straits, all U.S. international air-
once crisscrossed regu- ports to apply to allow li-
larly. But that hasn't hap- censed charters to operate
opened since 1960 and it's Cuba flights, Key West was
uncertain whether it will among the first to apply.
happen any time soon. There are now 19 U.S.
TWo years ago, U.S. Cus- airports authorized to pro-
tomsandBorderProjection vide flights to the Carib-
gave Key West the green bean nation, which has
light-'to resume flights to had limited diplomatic
and from Cuba that had relations with the U.S.
long been stifled by a ban since shortly after the 1959
on most American travel revolution. Under Obama,
to the island after the Cu- travel to Cuba has in-
ban Reyolution. Yet not a 'creased. U.S. citizens can
single plane has taken off once again apply for so-
for the island since. called people-to-people
/"Several organizations licenses, which encourage
have approached us, in- cultural and educational
eluding airlines, and said, exchanges. Cuban-Ameri-
'If you get status as a port', cans also have returned
of entry for Cuba, we sure to visit the island in rising
are interested in flying to numbers.
Cuba,'" Key West Inter- Cuban officials have
national Airport director said they receive as many
Peter Horton said. "And so as 500,000 visitors from
far all of those and there the United States annu-
are at least four that I can ally, most of those Cu-
remember offhand -have ban-Americans visiting
not been successful." relatives.
Charterflight companies The majority depart from
and booking agencies say big cities like Miami and
they've struggled to get NewYork. But KeyWesthas
all the required approvals long held a special place in
from U.S. and Cuban au- the story of U.S. and Cuba
thorities. One of the char- relations.
ter companies that initially Cuban poet and inde-
was taking part in the air- pendence leader Jose Mar-
port's application has gone ti visited Key West to rally
out of business. Another support from the island's
stopped service to Florida large, and wealthy Cuban
altogether. population in 1892., He
Then there's the issue of spoke to workers- in the
airport capacity: Currently, island's many cigar facto-
Key West is only approved ries and at the San Carlos
by U.S. Customs and Bor- Institute, a stately building
dr deI Protection to process that still proudly hangs a


large Cuban flag from its
balcony.
. The first flight ever to
depart from the island left
en route to Havana, as did
the first commercial Pan
American Airlines plane in
1928. And there were once
daily ferries.
That history is still palpa-
ble today. Locals boast Key
West has at least 20 Cuban
coffee shops and just one
Starbucks&


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-Warrant: Zimmerman had five

z guns, ammo when arrested


The Associated Press
SANPORD George
Zimmerman had five guns
and more than 100 rounds
of ammunition with him
when deputies arrested
him earlier this month on
domestic violence charg-
es, accordingto court doc-
uments released Thesday.
A search warrant made
public by the Seminole
CounrN' court clerk shows
that Zimmerman had
a 12-gauge shotgun, an
AR-15 assault rifle and
three handguns when
he was arrested Nov. 18
at his girlfriend's house.
The girlfriend, Samantha
Scheibe, told deputies
that Zimmerman pointed
a shotgun at her during an
argument and also used it
to smash her coffee table.
Zimmerman is free on
$9,000 bail on charges of
aggravated assault, bat -
tery and criminal mis-
chief. He is not allowed
to have guns as a condi-
tion of his bail. He has
entered a written plea of
not guilty.
A Zimmernian, 30, was
acquitted of murder in
July in the shooting of
17-year-old lrayvon Nar-
tin during'a confronta-
tion in the' community
where Zimmerman was
a neighborhood watch
volunteer. The shooting


sparked accusations that
Zimmerman had racially
profiled Martin, who was
black and unarmed, and
led to nationwide debates,
over self-defense laws.
The gun Zimmerman
used to shoot Martin re-
mains in federal custody
because of an ongoing
investigation and was not
among those found when
he was recently arrested.
Scheibe told deputies
she asked Zimmerman to
leave the house they were
sharing during an argu-
ment. Scheibe said in an
arrest report that he be-
gan packing his belong-
ings, including some of
the weapons, but became
upset and took the shot-
gun ouT of the case.
,-According to the war-


rant, Scheibe said she was
going to call police. That's
when Zimmerman point-
ed the shotgun at her and
askbd if "she really wanted
to do that," the warrant.
says. Scheibe said Zim-
merman pushed her out
of the house while she was
dialing 9.11 and locked the
door, 'barricading it with
furniture and other items.
The search, warrant
says: Zimmerman told
deputies a different ver-
sion of events. He said
that Scheibe and he had
agreed to separate and
that he was planning to
mnove to Texas. But as he
gathered his belongings,
Zimmerman said Scheibe
became upset and threw a
handgun and the shotgun
on the floor.


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Our Opinion


Happy Thanksgiving

his week every year, television sitcoms, in an
attempt to be topical, set an episode around
Thanksgiving. Sometimes they're poignant, but
they're usually light-hearted and humorous, as are
the daily comic strips you'll find in the Floridan and
newspapers like it. That's appropriate; life, particularly
during the holidays, can be poignant and humorous at
the same time.
It's important to find balance in such things, and
nowhere is that more apparent than in the holiday
shopping season. As the crowds bustle to the stores, as
they will early Friday or perish the thought later
on Thanksgiving Day, they'll encounter Salvation Army
bell ringers with their traditional donation buckets, and
possibly representatives of other charitable agencies.
Nowhere, and at no other time, are we faced with the
stark reality of the difference between needs and wants,
the haves and the have nots.
You or your loved ones may want the new iPad Air or
whatever has replaced Uggs as the'gotta-have of the
season. But somewhere, someone wants a pair of shoes
ora hot meal or a coat to protect them from the cold.
One this Thanksgiving Day, we'd like to think every-
one is covered. Most people will be sitting down to a
holiday meal with family and-friends. Other will be fed
in charitable kitchens by churches, volunteers, home-
less advocacy groups and others who want to ensure
that no one goes hungry on Thanksgiving. At tables
across our city, there will be a cornucopia of fine food,
heartwarming fellowship and embracing love for fam-
ily, friends and fellow man. It's the way we all should
live each day.
So as we enter the Christmas shopping rush this
week, keep in mind that need knows no season and
that there is a comfortable balance between taking care
of the wants of your loved ones and helping provide for
the needs of the less fortunate if you make the effort
to find it.
That's a lot tobe thankful for, and you may find that
your holidays are richer for it.


Letters to the Editor

Show me the savings
I have read many recent comments and articles
regarding the proposed (and already costing us taxpay-
ers money) new K-8 School here in Jackson County. I
am perplexed at the claim this new school will result
in transportation savings. I wonder if someone could
show us how these savings will be realized. Which .
routes will be eliminated? Which routes will be con-
solidated? And, how many new/revised routes will be
required" I also wonder, why can't some of this be done
now, without a new school, to save on transportation
costs? I am just dying to know how you could possibly
tell, without even knowing the location of the new
school. I also wonder how much the new sidewalks (as
will be required) will cost us taxpayers. How much for
the needed road improvements, to handle the traffic at
the new school location stop lights, turn lanes and
so forth)? I dare say this alone will far exceed the $250K
savings as proclaimed by the district.
I fully concur with the referendum idea. Anything
that will guarantee the maximum Capital Outlay mill-
age (1.5) be levied on the property owners/taxpayers
should be given an up or, down vote by those taxpayers
who will pay it. Let's be sure to include the thousands
of property owners (perhaps 25 percent?) who own
property in the County/District, but reside outside the
County, and/or outside the State of Florida. Absentee
ballots/voting should do the-trick.
For those of our community who think this is a great
idea, I encourage you to look at the School District's
annual financial reports for the past three to five years,
from over $25 million in reserves, down to less than $14
million currently. That, neighbors, is a lot of building
repair and new buses. Except, apparently it didn't go
there, it went into salaries for district employees (ac-
cording to their reports). While they have been living
"high off the hog" at our expense, our schools have
been left to deteriorate, and now we get to pay for both
(again, one way or the other). I find it interesting that
the district employees (from top to bottom), in effect
pay nothing in support of the District, as they get the
majority, if not all, of their property taxes, and sales
taxes paid, back in their salaries. I guess it is akin to
getting a new house built and funded by someone else.
I can see why they are so motivated to proceed.
:I don't know-~why, but somehow this sounds a lot like
"Obamacare" to me! "Trust us, this is going to be great!"

GREGORYJ. BERMES
Marianna'


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The endangered art of writing by hand


WA en President Barack
Obama composed his
WV Thoughts about the Get-,
tysburg address, he. wrote much
as Abraham Lincoln did 150 years
ago. He used pen and paper.
The White House Tuesday
released both the handwritten
and typed versions of Obama's
essay. Had Obama, or more likely
an aide, simply typed thetribute
on a laptop and hit Send, the text
would have been just another news
release. Instead, many people
stopped to read the handwritten
page.
In our aggressively digital age,
the handwritten note or essay may
be as practical as a top hat, but
no writing is more personal. (OK,
writing a check for the electric bill
is hardly personal, but online bank-
ing has freed people from most
'check-writing.)
When we handwrite a letter, we
'send something beyond the words.
Holding the same paper, the reader.
glimpses thefallible human being
who held the pen. For example,
the president'sometimes forgets to
cross his'Ts. It's rare for most adults
to take the time tofind pen and '
paper, wait for thoughts to flow and
put them down although we can.
Sadly, we're in danger of losing the
art of writing by hand.
Schools long ago let penmanship
slip. Cursive writing is so foreign
that some children can't read the
handwritten letters their grand-
parents send. Parents have to
translate.
The Common'Core educational
standards for grades K-12 dropped


MarshaMercer


penmanship in favor of keyboard-
ing as an important skill. Everyone
needs to use a computer keyboard,
of course. Word processing is the
inelegant term for what we do at
- the keyboard. We produce a com-
modity called content.
Must our choice be keyboard or
pen? Why not both? Among the 45
states that have adopted Common
Core standards, seven want to re-
instate cursive writing instruction,
the Associated Press reports. They -
are California, Idaho, Indiana, Kan-
* sas, Massachusetts, North Carolina
and Utah.
In North Carolina, the "back to
basics" educational movement
means that students are learning to
write by hand and to memorize the
miultiplication tables. Proponents
say cursive writing helps eye-hand
coordination and improves reading
and writing.iCritics say practicing
cursive script is irrelevant, similar
to using an abacus or slide rule.
While that debate simmers, we
all could learn from the presidents
who believed in the power of the
handwritten word.
Ronald Reagan was a prolific let-
ter writer, penning thousands upon
thousands of letters. In the White
House, he turned his handwritten


letters over to typists who prepared
them for mailing. The former
presfdentwas 83 when he wrote
by hand the poignant letter telling
Americans that he was in the early
stages of Alzheimer's disease.
"I now begin the journey that
will lead me into the sunset of my
life," Reagan wrote on Nov. 6, 1994.
"I know that for America there will
always be a bright dawn ahead." He
died in June 2004. His letters have
been gathered in several books.
The letters of President George
H.W Bush, another prodigious cor-*
respondent by hand, were com'-
piled-in "All the Best, George Bush:
My Life in Letters and Other Writ-
ings," published earlier this year.
Obama has had a habit of reading
10 letters a night from citizens, and
he responds by hand to a lucky few.
Some recipients burst into tears
and vow to save the president's
missives for posterity. Human na-
ture being what it is, though, others
race to see how much the letters
will fetch from online auctions.
Such commercialism cheapens
the seller but not the handwritten
word or the writer.
Obama's handwritten essay
about the Gettysburg address at
150, along with similar essays by
several former presidents and other
notables, will be on display at the
Lincoln Presidential Library in
Springfield, Ill.
You don't have to be famous to
pick up a pen and write. Your hand-
written words are just as priceless.
Marsha Mercer writes from Washington. You
may contact her at marsha.merter@yahoo.
corn. 2013 Marsha Mercer. All rights reserved,-


Too much noise undermines the national ability to hear


Tisten up, if you can still hear
.Lme.
A recent New York Times ar-
ticle, "Ground-Shaking Noise Rocks
N.IL, and Eardrums Take Big Hit,"
documents something that we
already know about professional
football games: they are extremely
loud.
The crowds themselves are huge,
of course, but the elevated noise
levels aren't entirely the natural
result of the fans' aroused
enthusiasm for their teams. In
fact, crowds are encouraged to yell
ever:louder by the league, by the
franchises, and by groups of fans.
organized around the principle
that loud is better.
For example, Terrorhead Returns,
a club that supports the Kansas
City Chiefs, sponsored a "scream-
a-thihn" recently during a game
against the Oakland Raiders and,
pumped the crowd up to a din that
reached 137.5 decibels, a Guinness
.world record for the loudest crowd
roar in an outdoor stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks' version
of Terrorhead Returns is a group
called The 12th Man, which asserts
that Seattle's fans are the loudest in
the NFL. The club portrays its claim
to the previous record decibel mark
by plotting it along a scale that !
rates ordinary conversation at 50
decibels. The 12th Man's previ-
ous record reached 136.6 decibels,
registering between "Jet Takeoff"
and "Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck,'
which is just below "Eardrum Rup-
ture," at 150 decibels.
But these levels on the scale are
already well above "Hearing Dam-
age" at 90 decibels and "Serious
Hearing Damage" at 100. Hearing


JohnM. Crisp


experts say the damage actually
starts at 85.
Why do the fans want to make so
much'noise? The 12th Man aspires
to an active role in the game itself,
implying on its website that the
"ear shattering noise" interferes
with opponents' signal calling and
contributes to an average of 2.3,6
false starts per game.
But apart from audiologists and
a few parents and curmudgeons,
nobody seems very.concerned
about the extreme noise in NFL.
stadiums. An appeal to old-
fashioned sportsmanship prob-
ably.won't achieve much traction
among modern football fans. And
while cumulaiive, irreversible
hearing loss is clearly occurring,
its progress is gradual and may not
manifest itself for decades.
To be fair, noise-induced hear-
ing loss is related to the length of
exposure to levels above about 85
decibels. Attending a football game
or two is unlikely td cause much
long-term damage.
But I started thinking about this
issue a decade ago, when I was
driven from a movie theatre by a
soundtrack so loud that it resonat-
ed in my chest cavity.At about the
same time, my own ancient mother
was becoming increasingly isolated


'by her failing ability to hear.
The fact is, we live in a ubiqui-
tously noisy society. Any damage
caused by attending a football
,.game or two is added to the dam-
age that occurs at rock concerts,
movie theatres, boisterous bars,
and loud restaurants, or as the re-
sult of the habitual use of ear buds.
In this noisy environment, we
shouldn't be particularly surprised
by a finding from the Journal of
*the American Medical Association,
as reported in the NewYork Times
in 2011: the number of teenagers
with some level of hearing loss has
increased 33 percent since 1994...
So, as cumulative brain damage
accrues on the playing field, at '
noise levels this high cumulative
and irreversible hearing damage
is occurring among the fans in the6
stands" as well.
But this threat to our national
ability to hear well later in life is'
insidious. As with chronic trau-
matic encephalopathy, smoking,
heart disease, or climate change,
the damage occurs in tiny incre-
ments and the bad results can take
decades to materialize. Therefore,
we do very little about it. .
Meanwhile, the October 21 issue
of The NewYorker features apoi-
gnant cartoon: A couple is dining
in a crowded restaurant. The server
approaches their table and asks:
"Can I get you any more deafening
loudness?"
But in modern America, the
,server's question is the straight
line; the punch line is, of course,
"Huh?"
John M, Crisp teaches in the English Depalt-
ment at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi,
Texas. E-mail him at jcrisp@delmar.edu


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Shopsmart s ultimate guide to holiday shopping


From Consumer Reports

Overall, holiday
shopping can be
stressful from
choosing the right gifts,
sticking to a budget,
avoiding the last minute-
scramble and more. The
December 2013 issue of
ShopSmart magazine,
from Consumer Reports,
is stuffed with holiday
advice that can help shop-
pers select the perfect gift,
wrap it like a pro, saVe on
holiday purchases and'
more.
"Our goal is to bring
more joy to the holiday
gift-buying season by
helping shoppers make
smart choices," said Lisa
Lee Freeman, editor-in-
chief of ShopSmart. "We
wanted this issue to be
a one-stop shop to help
them fine-tune their holi-
day shopping and enter-
taining game plans."
Here are some tips on
how to shop smarter
- not harder:
)) Get last-minute gift


help. Last-minute shop-
pers have two things
going for them deep.
discounts from retailers
hoping to clear out their
inventory and new ways
to make gifting easy and
even automatic. Feeling
stumped about what to
buy for the people left on
your list? ShopSmart sug-
gests trying a gift-finder
tool for inspiration,
such as the one at
* Gifts.com (gifts.
com/finder).
)Avoid shipping fees.
More stores are giving
shoppers the option of
ordering items online and
picking their purchase up
at a local store elimi-
nating shipping charges.
Best Buy, Finish Line and
Target are among the re-
tailers offering this perk.
I) Cash in coins for gift
cards. Coinstar kiosks
won't charge a fee when
users opt for a gift card
instead of cash at a bunch
of participating retailers.
New merchants include
Applebee's, GameStop,


Homne Depot and
Southwest Airlines.

Gift card gotchas
A gift card seems like the
perfect option as a last-
minute gift or for some-
one who's hard to shop for,
but some still have huge
drawbacks; here are some
things to keep in mind:
. Purchase fees. Retailer
gift cards usually do not
charge purchase fees, but
shoppers maybe charged
around $3 to $5 for bank-
issued cards that feature
logos such as MasterCard
or Visa.
y Evaporating value.
An inactivity fee can't be
charged unless a card
hasn't been used for 12
months. But the fees can
kick in as long as they
don't exceed one per
month.
) Lost card headaches.


Gift card holders may be
out of luck if they lose
them. Some issuers will
replace a lost card for a
fee. Target andWal-Mart
will offer a free replace-
ment with the original
receipt.

DIY fancy gift wrap
ShopSmart shares some
budget-friendly tricks for
keeping wrapping costs.
down from paper art-
ist Mollie Green, author
of Sweet Paper Crafts
(Chronicle Books, 2013),
using a few basic craft
supplies:
) Load up on paper.
Plain metallic and solid-
colored .papers are sold for
a reasonable price at craft
stores about 20 cents to
$1 a foot, which can save
at least $1 a foot over high-
'.end papers.
Skip wallet-busting


ribbons and bows. Shop-
pers can buy a giant roll
of red and white baker's
twine for as little as $5.
Or check out the sale bins
at craft stores for yam,
rickrack, ball fringe and
other inexpensive ribbon
alternatives.
) Save on gift toppers.
Look for inexpensive
knickknacks to tie on gifts
at the dollar store,"such as
small, shiny ornaments,
toy Santas and candy
canes.

Set a game plan for
holiday savings
ShopSmart's eight-step
game plan will help holi-
day shoppers stick to their
budgets and avoid some
of the worst holiday shop-
ping headaches. Sample
steps include:'
) Make a list. List each
person,gift and budget.


Promise to avoid impulse
purchases. Consider apps
to create shopping lists,
such as Smart Shopping
List a la Carte (Apple), so
the list is always handy.
Scope out sales before
shopping. Subscribe to
email newsletters from
favorite retailers. Use one
email address to corral all
alerts. FatWallet.com,
does an excellent job of
putting sale notices all in
one spot.
) Don't bank on Black
Friday. Though discounts
may be tempting and
shoppers can certainly get
some great deals, Black
Friday isn't necessar-
ily a sweet spot for sales.
ShopSmart price studies
have found that when it
comes to top-rated items
such as cameras and TVs,
prices actually dipped to
their lowest point after
Cyber Monday.


Reverse mortgage


is not the best


idea for everyone


Dear Bruce: I have a
friend who will be 62 years
old in June 2014. She is
seriously considering a
reverse mortgage. Are
reverse mortgages a good
idea? Personally, I don't
trust anything the govern-
ment has to offer.
-JANIE, VIA EMAIL

Dear Janie: First, there
is nothing wrong with re-
verse mortgages. Whether
or not they are a good
thing for your friend is
another matter altogether.
It's important to un-
derstand what a reverse
mortgage is. Simply put,
it is a loan against the eq-
uity in the home that does
not have to be paid until
such time as the owner
is no longer in the pic-
ture or stops living in the.
home. The fact that most
are guaranteed by the
government is not a:
problem from my
prospective.
You say your friend will


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Smart Money
be 62, which means she
will get a relatively modest
amount of money. Why?
Because she could live in
the house 20 or 30 more
years.
Generally speaking,
I don't think a reverse
mortgage is really smart
for everyone. I don't think
it's wise to consider until
a person is in her' early to
mid-70s.
I would have to know
more about your friend
to be more helpful. She
must be-cash poor. If you
want to give me a brief
overview of the specifics
-how much she owes,
income, etc. I am
happy to comment
further.


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AWDA Presents annual

Lifetime Achievement

Awards to Walter Spence
Special to the Floridan

industry icon, Walter
Spence was honoredet a d'4
by the Automotive
Warehouse distributors
Association with the
Martin Fromm Lifetime
Achievement Award at
AWDA's 2013 annual con-
ference NOV. 3. Presenting
the award was the 2012
award winner, Jack
Creamer.
This very selective award Spence
recognizes individuals president. In 1982, Spence
who, over the course of and his wifeaLibbIy pur-
many years, distinguished chased the company along
themselves through their with, Ronnie and Cathy
commitment to, and high Stevens.
level of performance with- Not content to simply
in, the motor vehicle'after- run one of the finest'WE
market. Recipients of this operations in the country,
award are considered to be Spence actively braced
"backbones" of theafter-a the industry and many of
market industry. ,aits supporting. organiza-
This criterion certainly tons. Over a long career,
appliesto the,2013 recipi- Spence served 'oilthe
ent but.sadly, the after- boards of the Florida Au-.
market industry lost Mr. tomotive' Industry 'As"
Spence this" past April. sociation, Auto, Value,,'
,A, lifelong: native of Flor- Aftermarket.' Auto Parts.
Ida, Walter, Spence was' Alliance and. AWDA. 'i-e
.trainedas',a pharmacist- also was -very, active. in
and served' six. years jas his local Rotary Club and
pharmiacy officer, with the Chambier of Commerce.
U.S. Air Force. He6oied He was-known as a: true
Th-,States ~ Automoiv gentleman of the afteirmar-
Warehouse'Inc. as VP 'of ket and beloved by many
sales and operations in of his peers and business
1973 and 1975 was named associates.


Orangeburg soup kitchen offers hope amid service


The Associated Press

ORANGEBURG, S.C..
- Several Orangeburg
churches offer hot meals
at their weekly soup kitch-
ens, making the words of
the Bible come alive.
A recent visit to the
Church of the Redeemer
found Kenny, a volunteer,
who "said all those at the
soup kitchen there are like
family to him.
A quiet man, Kenny says
helping out at the soup
kitchen "gives him some
thing productive to do.,"'
For 15 years, Kenny
was a regular at the soup
kitchen, but since becom-
ing employed, he pays it
forward by doing small
maintenance and janito-
rial work without being
asked.
"I am a believer of
Christ," he said, "As He has
blessed and loved me, I
have to -return the love to
others."
Kenny believes that no
matter who you are and
what yqu have, "you al-
ways have something to
give." '
At 11:30 a.m. everyTues-
day, the church's doors
open and between 60 to
150 people receive "earthly
food and heavenly ,food,"
said the Rev. Dr. Frank
Larisey,'the former rector
who recently moved to the
Atlanta area.


Weekly, Larisey has min-
istered a message of hope
to the crowd, telling them
"you are essential to God's
plan."
"God loves you; He has a
plan to bless you, heal you
and make you whole," .he
said. "When people use
us, it's never good; but
God wants to use you for
His glory."
Like Kenny, volunteer
Beth Richardson said that
not all of the "patrons" are
lookingfor a handout; they
want to be used by God.
"Some come and wrap
the' utensils, sweep the
floors or- do whatever
needs to be done," she
said. "We get to know and
build relationships with
many of them."
Richardson, a lifelong
member of the church,
has not let her recent diag-
nosis of multiple sclerosis
prevent her from volun-
teering and serving as the
soup kitchen's co-chair
when she can.
Attimes, Richardson said
she is not able to stand nor
do much of anything. ex-
pect provide direction and
plan the menu.
"Whoever comes
through the door, we will
sei-ve them," she said.
"Aline Rhosoto;' my co-
chair, and I see to it that
we help fulfill the mission
of Christ.",
Through the church's


"Blessings Closet," they
were able to help a family
displaced after losing their
home in a fire.
The family was living
in* a motel room, but the
church provided them
with clothes, body care
items and blankets, Rich-
ardson said.
Larisey said the soup
kitchen would not be pos-
sible without the "remark-
able contributions from
Harvest Hope, church
,partnerships and individ-
ual donors and volunteers
within the community."
For two years, Eudreon
Curry, Orangeburg site
manager for Mars Pet-
care USA, and his team
have 'volunteered at the
soup kitchen every other
month.
"Orangeburg is our com-
munity, and we believe in
giving -back," Curry said.
"Having the opportunity
to hel2 the less fortu-
nate in the community is
rewarding."
"Mars associates don't
mind serving and support-
ing the work that is being
done to ensure no one
goes hungry," he added.
According to Feed-
ing America, the nation's
leading domestic hunger-
relief charity, one out of
every six Americans face
hunger, and compared to
'all regions, the South con-
tinues to have the highest


poverty rate among fami-
lies living in rural areas.
New Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church, which is located
less than a mile from the
mission work at Church
of the Redeemer, is also
working to change those
numbers.
Volunteers there., wel-
comed this reporter, sing-
ing, "There is a name I love
to hear, I love to sing its
worth; it sounds like mu-
sic in my ear, the sweetest
name on earth. Oh, how
I love Jesus, because He
'first loved me!"
The Rev. Gregory Young,
who has served as pas-
tor of New Mount Pisgah
for ihree, years, said the
church' has been blessed
in many ways and its
members have a heartto
give.
"We are required to
put our faith into action.
not just in words, but in
deedsf- and we hope that
through 'this experience
someone will get to know
Christ as their Lord and
Savior," Young said.
Christians believe that
the demonstration of the
Gospel is essential in ful-
filling the great commis-
sion of Christ found in,
Matthew 28.-
While the soup kitchen is
not global and is designed
to meet the physical
needs of those served
locally.


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Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone: (850)526-5059

Christine
Elaine
Champion

Christine Elaine Cham-
pion, age 60, of Alford
passed away on Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 at her
home.
Arrangements are incom-
plete and will be an-
nounced later by Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home.



Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone: (850)526-5059

Tommie
Edwin
Williams











Tommie Edwin (T.E.)
"Preacher" Williams, age
91, passed away November
25, 2013, at Signature
Healthcare at the Court-
yard in Marianna, -Florida.
A native and lifelong resi-
dent of Sneads, Florida, he
was retired as a farmer.
He was a US Marine
Corps veteran of World
War II, serving with' the
Fighting Seabees 3rd Bat-
talion: 20th Regiment, 4th
Marine Division. He re-
ceived citations for combat
in the Marianas Campaign:
Operation FORAGER, tak-
ing part in; three major
conflicts, including the bat-
ties of Saipan and Tinian.
After securing the island of
Tinian, his unit was re-
sponsible for the building
of the runway on Tinian's
North Field, used by the
Enola Gay, the aircraft
which delivered the atomic
bomb that ended World
War II. During his lifetime,
he also worked for the rail-
road, was employed in
construction of the Jim
Woodruff Dam, and as a
member of the Civilian
Conservation Corps, work-
ed to conserve Sequoia
trees in Yosemite National
Park in California.
Mr. Williams was a mem-
ber of Salem Wesleyan
Church in Sneads, where
he served for 30 years on


the Board of Trustees and
was Sunday school super-
intendent for many years.
He also was a member of
American Legion Post 241
in Sneads. He enjoyed fish-
ing, gardening, hunting,
forestry, wildlife conserva-
tion, vacationing in the
mountains, attending mili-
tary reunions, and partici-
pating in Senior Olympics.
Survivors include his
wife of almost 65 years, Ha-
zel Glisson Williams; a son
and daughter-in-law, Ron-
ny and Mary Leah Wil-
liams; a daughter,
Glennette Green, all of
S neads; three grand-
daughters, K.C. Williams
(Kelcey Hall) *of Okaloosa
Island, Florida, Christie
Green ofI Jasper, Alabama,
and Kathy Leodler (Paul) of
Seattle, Washington; a
grandson, Michael Green
(Lisa) of Luveme, Alabama;
eight great-grandchildren,
Kaitlyh, Brittney, Ethan,
Donnie, Gracie,. Courtney,
Corey Michael, and Kinsey;
two sisters, Dorothy
McMillan and Georgette
Gilley, both of Sneads; a
brother-in-law, Paul Bar-
ber of Cottondale, Florida;
his lifelong best friend,
Chester Walden of Sneads;
and numerous nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in
death by his parents,
Bartow, Jr. and Annie Ste-
phens Williams;. a son-in-
law, Hollis Green; two
brothers, Chester Williams
and Ben McMillan; a sister,
Susie Peacock; a sister-in-
law, Flora Barber; and
three brothers-in-law, Rus-
sell McMillan, James Gilley,
and Tom Glisson.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 AM, CST, on Fri-
day, November 29, at
Salem Wesleyan Church in
Sneads. Visitation will take
place at the church one
hour prior to services. In-
terment, with military hon-
ors, will follow at Dykes
Cemetery in Jackson Coun-
ty.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be
made to Salem Wesleyan
Church Building Fund,
2764. Salem Church Road,
Sneads, FL 32460 or to SHC
at the Courtyard Activities
Fund, 2600 Forest Glen
Trail, Marianna, FL 32446.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
,al Home is in charge of ar-
rangements
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
www.mariannachapelfh.com.




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Bay County


Panama City woman


sentenced for theft


From staff reports

The U.S. Attorney's Office.
for the Northern District of"
Florida reports that Selena
Noblit, 43,,of Panama City
was sentenced Tuesday by
U.S. District Judge Robert
t. Hinkle to a one-year term
of probation, 192 hours of
community service, and a
$JOO special monetary as-
sessment for the theft of
more than $11,000 in gov-
ernment funds belonging
to the Apalachicola Hous-
ing Authority.
On June 4, Noblit pleaded
guilty to a charge of theft of
government funds.,.
According to the U.S. At-
torney's Office, Noblit was
charged after an investiga-
tion and audits conducted


Fishing
From PagelA
by catching three different
species of saltwater fishes
in the same day. Four dif-
ferent groupings of popu-
lar sport fish are included
to promote the diversity of


by the U.S Department of
Housing and Urban De-
velopment and the Apala-
chicola Housing Authority,
which revealed that from
June 2011 through May
2012, she had improperly
used a government credit
card for personal purchas-
es of more than $11,000.
The purchases included
charges for clothing, auto
repairs, personal travel, and
food, none of which were
authorized or for business
expense.
The credit card bill, in-
cluding the defendant's
personal purchases, was
then paid from HUD federal
funds allocated to the AHA.
The case was prosecuted
by Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eric Mountin.


marine fisheries the state
has to offer. For an appli-
cation and to learn more
about this program, which
is conducted in collabora-
tion with the International
Game Fish Association,
visit MyFWC.com/Fishing,
then click saltwater and
Grand Slams.


Obituaries


Safe
From Page 1A

to throw away food that is cloudy
or mushy or food with an unusual
odor. Also dispose of food that is
from a leaking can or food that
changes appearance, color and/or
shape over a period of time.
iFor more information on how to
keep your family safe from food-
borne illness this holiday season,
visit http:'/ /www.cdc.gov/foodsafe-
ty/, http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ and
http://www.fda.gov/Food/defaitlt.
htm. If you experience a foodborne
illness please report it to your lo-
cal county health department or
file an online complaint at http://
www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-
and-conditionsf/food-a nd-wa-
terborne-disease/online-food-
complaint-form.html.
Shop safely
For those brave bargain-hunters
who plan on hitting the stores for a
gift or 12, here are some'tips from
the Walton County Sheriff's Office
on how to be safe this holiday sea-
son, on Black Friday or any other
day of the week:
i Always walk and park in well-lit
areas.
While out and about, present
an alert presence.
)) Don't electronically unlockyour
vehicle until you are within door
opening distance. This helps stop a
thief from getting into the car and
waiting to strike when you least ex-
pect it.
) There is safety in numbers -
shop with friends or relatives.
| Carry the day's most expensive
purchases closest to your body, and
don't carry so much you lose the
ability to react quickly
D Don't flash large amounts of
cash or offer tempting targets for
theft such as expensive jewelry or
clothing.
)) Have car keys ready to use when
you reach the car.
Vehicle Safety
) Always lockyour car, even if you
are away for only a few moments.'
Do not leave valuables gifts,
cellphones, purse or clothing in
open view in your car. Take valu-
ables with you, lock them in your
trunk, or cover them in an unob-
trusive way. 1
) Thieves do their own form
of window shopping. They look
in parked cars for gifts and oth-
er merchandise, and %%ill break
through car windows to get at such
valuables.
) When you return to your vehicle
after your shopping trip, lock your
car door as soon as you get in.
Home safety
D Always lock your doors and
windows, even if you plan to be out
for a short while.
Leave lights turned on both
inside and outside your residence
- after dark.,
J If you will be away from home
for several days, make arrange-
ments for someone to pick up your
mail and newspapers or have a stop
put on them.
Beware of purse snatchers
Everyone needs to be aware that


chine, and use ATMs in high traffic
areas.
Do your homework before donat-
Ing to charity
Be wary of any organization
that sends unsolicited e-mail to ask
for donations. Do not open any at-
tachment associated with suspect
messages.
)) If you want to give, find out how
an organization accepts donations.
)) For detailed reports that rate
charities and tell you how your
donations will be used, go to these
national charity watchdog re-
sources on the Internet: wwwgive.
org, www.charitynavigator.org. For
more information on local chari-
ties, contact the Better Business
Bureau at www.bbb.org.
Give to organizations with a
history-of service and commitment
to the community.


Toys for Tots collection box locations


Drop new, unwrapped toys at
any of the following locations.
Collection boxes will be picked.
up the week of Dec. 9.
Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90, Marianna.
ATime to Dance, 4458 Jack-
son St., Marianna.
Barnes Tire & Supply, 4458
Jackson St., Marianna.
Beef 'O'Brady's, 4994 Malloy
Plaza (Hwy. 71), Marianna.
Bob Pforte Motors, 4214
Lafayette St., Marianna.
Cadence Bank, 2260 High-
way 71, Marianna.
Chipola Fitness Center,
4230C Lafayette St., Marianna.
Chipola Surgical & Medical
Specialties, 4295 Third Ave.,
Marianna.
Christian Center Church,
Sheffield Road & Old US Road,
Marianna.
Chipola Ford, 4242 Lafayette
St., Marianna.
City of Marianna City Hall,,
2898 Green St., Marianna.
CVS Pharmacy, 2814 High-'
way 71, Marianna.
Dr. Larry Cook,,D.M.D., 4307
Third Ave., Marianna. ,
- Dr. Steven Spence, M.D., 4318
Fifth Ave., Marianna.
Compass Lake in the Hills,
Compass Lake Lodge, 645
Compass Lake Drive, Alford.
Cross Way Fellowship,
Church, 4518 Lafayette St.,
Marianna.


Dollar General Store, High-
way 231, Cottondale.
Dollar General Store, 5466
10th St., Malone.
EL Rio Mexican Restaurant,
4829 Lafayette St., Marianna.
*Family Dollar Store Distribu-
tion Center, 3949 Family Dollar
Parkway, Marianna.
Farm Bureau Insurance, 4379
Lafayette St., Marianna.
Farm Credit,5052 U.S. 90
East, Marianna.
First Commerce Credit
Union, 4472 Lafayette St.,
Marianna.
First Federal Bank of Florida,
4701 U.S. 90, Marianna.
First Federal Bank of Florida,
4215 Lafayette St., Marianna.
First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St.,
Marianna.
First Presbyterian Church,
2898 Jefferson St., Marianna.
Florida Public Utilities, 2825
Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna.
Focus Credit Union, 4942
U.S. 90, Marianna.
Goody's, 2800 Highway 71,
Marianna.
Grocery Outlet, 4230C Lafay-
ette St., Marianna.
Greenwood Supermarket
and Deli, 4193 Bryan St. (71N),
Greenwood.
Gulf Coast Dermatology,
Lafayette Street, Marianna.
Hope School, 2031.Hope
School Drive, Marianna.


Indulge, 4434 Lafayette St.,
Marianna.
Jackson County Chamber of
Commerce, 4318.Lafayette St.,
Marianna.
Jackson County Commis-
sioners Office, 2864 Madison
St., Marianna.
Jackson County Courthouse,
4445 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Jackson County Floridan,
4403 Constitution Lane,
Marianna.
Jackson County Public
Library, 2929 Green St.,
Marianna.
Jackson County Sheriff's
Office, 4012 Lafayette St. (U.S.
90), Marianna.
Jackson County Supervisor
of Elections Office, 2851 Jef-
ferson St., Marianna.
* Jackson County Times, 2866
Madison St.. Marianna.'
Jims Buhet & Grill, 4329
Lafayette St., Marianna.
John Brewer's Studio. 3202
Caverns Road, Marianna.
Kindel Lanes Amusement
Center, 4679 Highway 90.
Marianna.
Madisops Warehouse
Restaurant, 2881 Madison St.,
Marianna.
Marianna Cinemas, 4341
Lafayette St., Marianna.
Marianna Toyota, 2961 Penn
Ave., Marianna.
Milk & Honey Frozen Yogurt,
4767 Highway 90, Eastside


Plaza, Marianna.
Mowrey Elevator Co.,-4518
Lafayette St., Marianna.
Panhandle Family Care
Associates, 4284 Kelson Ave.,
Marianna.
Paramore's Pharmacy & Gift
Shop, 4314 5th Ave., Marianna.
Patients First Physical
Therapy, 4966 Highway 90,
Marianna.
Pizazz Hair Salon, 2919 Penn
Ave., Marianna.
Play Station, 2515 Commer-
cial Park Drive, Marianna.
Regions Bank, 2889 Green
St., Marianna.
Ruby Tuesday, 2171 Post Oak
Lane, Marianna.
St. Anne Catholic Church,
3009 5th St., Marianna.
Suntrust Bank, 4425 E.
Lafayette St., Marianna.
Super Subs, 2822 Highway
71, Marianna.
Tatums Hardware, 2845
Highway 71, Marianna.
The UPS Store, 4415C Con-
stitution Lane, Marianna.
Town of Malone City Hall,
5182 Ninth Ave., Malone.
U.S. Marine Corps Recruiters,
Office, 4889 Westside Plaza,
Marianna.
Veterans of Foreign Wars,
2830 Wynn St., Marianna.
Winn-Dixie Supermarket,
'4878 Market St., Marianna.
Source: Greenwood-
FLToysferTots.org.


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thieves look, forward to holidays
as much as everyone else maybe
more so! Please beware of purse
snatchers; women carrying pock-
etbooks are easy prey The thieves
know that during the holidays,
shoppers are distracted and are not
as careful as they should be when
out.
Here are some things that can be
done to thwart the would-be thief:
Keep your purse close to yqur
body.
) If possible, avoid carrying a
large purse when shopping.
S .Carry only the credit cards you
intend to use and leave the others
behind.
Use check cards or checks to
avoid carrying large amounts of
cash.
) Use ATMs wisely. Hdve the card
ready before approaching the ma-


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SUBMIITITE PHUOU
Margaret Fears drops a donation in theToys for Tots collection
box inside Marianna City Hall.


City
From Page 1A
Fears, who manages
the deli of the Marianna
Winn-Dixie, didn't* stop
giving after she'd won
November's free utilities
prize. City employees say
she awarded her win-
ning ticket to a friend and
neighbor who had recent-
ly been ill.
Asked about the deci-
sion by phone Tuesday
night,, the humble prize
winner said she -had the
plan all along; in the
event she won. When she
entered the city contest,
Fears said she asked if she
could give her prize away,
if it turned out she was the
lucky winner. The unusu-
al request from a current
utility customer triggered
a, check with the higher-
ups, who soon told her,

And sure enough, Fears
was .named the Novem-
ber winner. And thanks to
a little selfless generosity,
her neighbor won too.
Since the store where
she works is also a Toys
for Tots drop-off location,
we wondered if Fears do-
nated there as well.
"Yes, ma'am," she said.
"I give to both."
There is still time to do-


nate a new, unwrapped
toy before the city's De-
cember drawing. The
name of" that ^month's
winner will be drawn Dec.
6. For more information
about the contest, call the
Marianna City Clerk's of-
fice at 482-4353.
Thb city of Marianna is
'also taking pre-orders for
its upcoming Brunswick
stew fundraiser. Proceeds
will help buy gifts for the
Toys for Tots program.'
The stew gets cook-
ing Friday, Dec. 13 in the
parking lot between City
Hall and the police de-
partment. From 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m., Marianna Po-
lice Chief Hayes Baggett
and his staff will serve up
nearly 40 gallons of a spe-
cial recipe that -was cre-
ated by the chief and his
wife, Amber Baggett.
Call 718-1001 or 482-
4353 to order yours. A 16-
ounce cup of Brunswick
stew, served with crackers,
is just $4. For those plac-
ing five or more orders,.
local delivery is available.
Sorry, no sirens.
For more ways you
can contribute to the toy
drive, look for a red-andi
white Toys for Tots collec-
tion box near you. New,
unwrapped toys can be
dropped at any of the lo-
cations listed on page 9A.


Freeze watch in effect through Thursday morning


From staff reports

Jackson County Emer-
gency Management on
Tuesday issued an alert
concerning a freeze watch
- in effect for the area.
According to the notice,
a strong cold front push-
ing through the, region
will bring much colder


and drier air building in
from the northwest. High
temperatures on Wednes-
day will not recover very
much from Thesday's over-
night lows, with maximum
temperatures ranging
from the mid-40s to the
north and west over parts
of southeast Alabama, to
the mid-50s to the south


and east over southeastern
sections of the Florida Big
Bend.
JCEM indicates this
cold air will set the stage
for a likely widespread
freeze across the region
on Wednesday night into
Thursday morning. Tem-
peratures could be below
freezing for three to six


hours in many locations,
and when combined
with the wind, wind chills
could range from 22 to 30
degrees.
Subfreezing tempera-
tures for that duration
could impact crops and
vegetation. The expected
wind chill could be hazard-
ous to people and plants.


New breed of buses draws travelers


The Associated Press

CHICAGO As mil-
lions of Americans hurtle
through the jumble of
transportation arteries for
Thanksgiving, many are
discovering that bus trav-
el. may be the cheapest,
comfiest and even cool-
est way to stay Zen during
the nation's largest annual
migration.
After nearly half a cen-
tury of decline in the bus
industry, a new breed of
sleek; Wi-Fi-pumping in-
tercity coach is transform-
ing the image of buses as
the much-ridiculed travel
option of last resort. With
free Internet connections,
"tickets as cheap as $1 and
decent legroom, compa-
nies such as Megabus.cQm
and BoltBus are luringholi-
day travelers disenchanted
with the hair-pulling ritu-
als of airports.and driving.
"I've been-doing it for'a
couple of years and it is a
nice ride," said theater stu-
dent Natalie Sienicki, 22,
sitting inside a blue dou-
ble-decker Megabus'idling
on a windy, snowy street
coiner near the grand
colonnades of Chicago's
Union Station.,
Her journey on Thesday
was not only cheaper than
flHing ($56 roundtrip) but


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also took her all the way to
her destination in Ann Ar-
bor, Mich. If she had trav-
eled by air, Sienicki would
have had to make a side
trip through Detroit.
The new bus services are
capitalizing on generation-
al and technological shifts:
younger urbanites are es-
pousing a car-free lifestyle,
and gadget-wielding trav-
elers of all ages increasing-
ly expect to buy tickets on-
line and stay connected for
the duration of their trip.
"Young people have no
great psychological con-
nection with the car," said
transportation trends re-


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"I had visions of 'Mid-
night Cowboy,' but this is


nice," 31-year-old Andy
Dale joked, referring to
the movie in which Dustin
Hoffman's character'dies of
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But his Michigan-bound
Megabus was a lot more
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College Basketball



Chip ola men, women stay atop state poll


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
For the second straight
week, 'both the .Chipola
men and Chipola women's
basketball teams sit atop
the Florida College System
Activities Association poll
released Thesday.
I The Chipola men, ranked
No. 7 nationally, are 7-0
on the season and have
won games by an average
margin of 18.7 points per
game.
The Indians are coming
off of a successful trip to
Waycross, Ga. last weekend
where they took wins of
102-93 over Cape Fear and


92-77 over South Georgia
State.
Torian Graham is cur-
rently leading the Indians
in scoring with 22.8 points
per game, while Sam Cas-
sell, Jr. is averaging 18.4
points and five 'assists,
with Carlos Morris scor-
ing 15.6 points per game,
Jamaar McKay 13.4 points
per game, and Demetri-
otIs Floyd 13.2 points per
game.
Cinmeon Bowers is also
putting in 12.6 points and
a team-high 8.4 rebounds
per game.
Chipola earned 15 of
the 18 available first-place


votes, with Northwest Flor-
ida State (8-0) earning the
other three and coming in
again at No. 2 in the poll.
Santa Fe (8-0) is next at
No. 3, followed by defend-
ing state and national
champion CentraloFlorida
(7-2) at No. 4,.:with Talla-
hassee (5-2) atNo. 5..
Miami-Dadp (7-1) comes


in at No. 6, followed by
Pensacola State (6-1), East-
ern Florida State (6-1), Bro-
ward (8-0); and Gulf Coast
State (5-2) rounding out
the top 10:
The Lady Indians are No.'
4 nationally and will have a
legitimate shot at being the
nation's top-ranked team
in the next NJCAA poll Dec.
2 after knocking off the No.
1 Trinity Valley Lady Cardi-
nals 72-60, on Saturday in
Midland, Tex. '.
It was the championship
game oftheWomen's NIT in
Midland and followed wins
over Odessa and Cloud the
previous two days to push


Chipola's record to 8-0.
The Lady Indians are
winning games by an aver-.
age of 28.1 points per game
and earned all 14 available
first-place votes in the new
FCSAA poll.
They're led statistically
by freshman center Evelyn
Akhator, who is averaging
teapn highs in points (14.9),
rebounds (12.8), and blocks
(2.0) on 56 percent shoot-
ing from the field.,
Chipola has six other
players Tiffany Lewis,. Di-
amonisha Sophus, Rahni
Bell, BriannaWright, Khad-
ijah Ellison, and Sue "y
-who are averaging be-


tween seven and 9.4 points
per game.,
Sophus is leading the'
team with 6.8 assists per
game, while Ellison tops
everyone .with four steals
per game.
Gulf Coast State (8-0)
comes in at No. 2 in the
state poll, with Florida
State College at Jackson-
ville (6-2) and Palm Beach
State (4-1) tied for third*
Northwest Florida State
(5-1) is No. 5, followed by
Tallahassee (5-2), St. Pe-
tersburg, (4-2), Pensacola
State (6-2), Hillsborough
(5-3), and Santa Fe (3-6) to
round out the top 10.


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Tigers top Samson



Second-half run spurs GHS to tourney win


BYDUSTIN KENT
Cikent@jcfloridan.com
The Graceville Tigers headed to Ge-
neva, Ala., on Monday night for the first
of two games in aThansgivingtourna-
ment and came back with a 49-38'vic-
tory over Samson (Ala.).
Freshman DerekWhite led all Gracev-
ille scorers with 14 points, with Rashard
McKinnie and Deangelo Bell adding 10
each, and Marquavious Johnson scor-
ing nine.
Graceville led by just a point at half-
time but started to get some separation
in the third and toolk a 36-27 edge into
the final period.
It was the second straight win for the.
Tigers after a season-opening loss to
Rutherford, and coach Matt Anderson
said he was, mostly pleased with what
he taw from his team, especially in the
second half.
"We did play well. We changed our
defense a little bit (in the third quar-
ter),,quit pressing in the full-court and
changed it up to half-court and quar-
ter-court traps and things like that,"
he said. "They threw it to us a couple
of times, and they went man-to-man
(defensively) and we were able to score
some buckets on That and made our
free throws later in the game, which is
kind of a change for us."
The Tigers knocked down 13-of-18
from the foul line for the game.
Anderson said that he was a little sur-
prised by just how tough of a challenge
Samson proved to be.. .
"They're not bad. They've got two
kids that J'd really like to have and their
other kids are not bad at all," he said. "I
had been reading some scores on them,
but apparently they were in the football
playoffs for a round Or two and those
kids played football, so they were a little
better than the scores indicated."
Graceville was scheduled to take on
host Geneva (Ala.) on Tuesday night at
6:30p.m. ,
After that, the Tigers will be off until
Tuesday when they go to Marianna to
take on the Bulldogs.


PHrathiseasn.lI-Im il
Graceville's Rashard McKinnie releases a jump shot during a game against Altha this season.


CBS Gills Ba a


Lady


Hornets


beat Vernon


forest win


BYDUSTINKENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com -

The Cottondale Lady Hornets
picked up their first victory of the
season Monday night at home,
knocking off the Vemon Lady Yel-
lowjackets to snap a four-game los-
ing streak to start the year.
Jakeena Borders had 17 points, 12
rebounds, and four steals to lead
Cottondale, while Brooklyne Brown
had .17 points, six assists, and five
rebounds.
Cheyanne Franklin also had a
double-double with 15 points and
13 rebounds.
The Lady Hornets used a 16-5 run
in the second quarter to blow open
a close game and take a 33-18 half-
time lead and cruise to victory in the
second half.
"That was a big one," Cottondale
coach Shan TPittman said after the
game.
"District games are always, the
most important anyway. The. girls
played real hard and came together
as a team.".
It had been a struggle for the Lady
Hornets early on against a very diffi-
cult scheduledwith lopsided losses to
theli es ofMarianna, Holmes Coun-
ty, Chipley, and Ponce de Leon.
But Pittman said she hopes that
Monday's win can be a catalyst for
further improvement.
"It's definitely some motivation
for the kids," she said. "We talk ev-
ery game about getting better and
it starts in practice, but we've been
practicing three weeks and, had just
one with everyone there. We're us-
ing this as motivation and we hope
it will trigger a turnaround."
Cottondaie will next play Tuesday
at home against Wewahitchka at 4
p.m. in another district contest.


Malone Basketball


Malone boys, girls beat PDL


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com
The Malone, boys and
girls basketball (earns each
picked up a pair of home
wins Monday night over
Ponce de Leon, with the
Lady Tigers winning 57-54
and the boys 68-41.
For the Nialone girls, it
was their third straight win
and fourth overall in dis-
trict play.
- Curteeona Brelove had
23 points to lead the Lady
Tigers, with Angelica Liv-
ingston adding 11 points,
and Jakivia Hearns and
Alicia Jackson eight points
each.
The victory followed
league wins over Beth-
lehem and Central, and
after a 1-2 start to the
year, the Lady Tigers sud-
denly have a lot of positive
momentum.
"We played much bet-


ter. Again, it's all about our
intensity level and how we
come out," Malone coach
Preston Roberts said of
his team. "When we come
out and play with the right
intensity level, we play
well; .when we don't, we
struggle. ,
Butwe came out wiLh the
right intensity level again.
The girls responded and
played really, really hard."
Malone led 29-20 at half-
time thanks to a buzzer-
beating three-pointer by
Brelove, but, the, Lady Pi-
rates scored the fist seven
points of the third quarter
to briefly cut the margin to
two.
The Lady Tigers an-
swered right back to take
a five-point lead into the
final period, and later ex-
tended the lead to 13 with
3:33 left in the fourth quar-
ter betoie a fui ious closing


IIIH FI Bi Il. C IM.rI., H
Malone's Chai Baker tries to finish a shot Ih traffic during a
game against Ponce de Leon Monday night in Malone.
rally by PDL. team and a great coach in
But the comeback fell coach (Tim) Afford, so we
short for the Lady Pirates, knew they would come'
who dropped to 3-4 on back (in the second half)
the season witl the loss.
"Ponce de Leon has a great See MALONE, Page 10B


High School Football
The Cottondale Hornets
will host the Blountstown
Tigers in the 1A state
semifinals on Friday at
7:30 p.m.


High School I
Basketball
Saturday- Maloni
Cottondale, 5:30 p.
7p.m.

Chipola Mei
-Basketbal
The Indians will 1
to Niceville this we
to play in the North
Florida Rick Flores
Chipolawill play
Hills on Friday and
unteer State on Sat


with both games at 3:30
p.m.

Chipola Women's
Basketball


The Lady Indians will
loys compete in the Northwest.
Florida Rick Flores Classic
in Niceville this weekend,
eat taking ohnSanta Fe on
m. and Friday and Miami-Dade
on Saturday.
Both games tip at 1:30
nfS p.m:.
Sports Items
:ravel Send all sports items to
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College Football


No. 2 Seminoles 1 win from unbeaten regular season


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE-Flori-
da State's JameisWinston
describes the football
field as his sanctuary.
The Heisman Trophy
candidate continues to
put any distractions of
an ongoing sexual as-
sault investigation aside
when he steps on the
field, though he is still
waiting to learn if he will
be charged.'
Winston helped sec-
ond-ranked Florida State
roll to 80-14 win against
Idaho on Saturday. The
Seminoles capped off
their first 11-0 start since'
winning the national
championship in 1999.
"The football field is a


sanctuary to me," Win-
ston said."... When all of
us are on the field every-
thing is just zoned out."
Florida State has set
several school records
behind Winston and all
that stands between the
Seminoles and an un-
defeated regular season
is 60 minutes against
struggling rival Florida,
this week.
Whether Winston .will
continue to be the. quar-
terback is unclear.
. State Attorney Willie
Meggs told the Associ-
ated Press it is unlikely'
that a final decision
*,will be made before'
Thanksgiving on wheth-
er to charge the 19-year-
old Winston.


The family of the ac-
cuser issued a state-
ment through attorney
Patricia Carroll, say-
ing Winston raped the
woman on Dec:'7, 2012.
Winston'4 lawyer Tim
Jansen has suggested the
sex between the two was
-consensual.
On. the: field, Winston
remains a leading Heis-
man Trophy candidate
after throwing for 225
yards and four touch-
downs against the Van-
dals 4nd the Seminoles
are two wins away from
a likely berth in the BCS
championship game.
"I mentally prepare
myself for football ...
always football," said
Winston; who signed an-,


tographs for. Seminoles
fans as he walked off the
field on Saturday.
The Seminoles will pre'-
pare for a Gators team
(4- .7) in the midst of its
first losing season since
going 0-10 in 1979 and
coming off its first, loss
to an FCS team in school,
history."
The Gators' will. have
their hands full against
Florida State, which~just
keeps rolling al 'ong.
The Seminoles have set
the' ACC single-season,
scoring record, With 607 ..
points. Florida State's ~
streak of 11, consecutive."
games scoring 40 points THF A: :":IAIECr Pf f
or more ties Tex'as', Florida State is one w'in away from the BCS National. Championship
2005 single-season FBS game.
record.


Devonta Freeman looks to become the sixth Seminole in
program history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.


Freeman closing


mon 11,000 yards


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE-Devon-
ta-Freeman is on the verge
of rushing for 1,000 yards, a
feat only five other Florida
State players have accom-
plished since the football
program began in 1947.
The second-ranked
Seminoles have leaned on
the play of redshirt fresh-
man quarterback Jameis
Winston, but he's benefited
from the balance afforded
by a run game featuring'
Freeman, James Wilder Jr.
and Karlos Williams.
Opponents can't consis-
tently drop eight defenders
in coverage or risk being
gashed on the ground by
the national championship
contenders.
Whether' Winston will
continue to lead the bal-
anced attack is unclear.
Winston is one of the cen-
tral figures in an ongoing
sexual assault investiga-
tion. State Attorney Willie
Meggs has said it is unlikely
that a final decision will be
made before Thanksgiving
on whether to charge the
19-year-old quarterback.
But the case hasn't af-
fected the Seminoles' per-
formance on the field.
Florida State (11-0) is un-
defeated thanks in part to
its depth in the backfield,
and Freeman has estab-
lished himself as the pri-
mary rusher.
The junior from Miami is
192 yards shy of 1,000 this
season and his 131 carries
are seven fewer thanWilder
Ji. and Williams combined.
Florida State has only had
seven 1,000-yard 'rushing
seasons in school history.


Warrick Dunn was the last
to reach the milestone in
1996, 'and he did it three
times.
Freeman gets achanice
Saturday against struggling
Florida (4-7).
"If it happens it happens
and if it don't happen, it
don't happen, but I'd love
to get it," Freeman said. "If
it don't happen, I won't be
upset."
Freeman reaching 1,000.
'yards certainly won't be ia'
concern 'for coach Jimbb
Fisher. He's consistently
shrugged off the value of
individual statistics and re-
fused to chase those sort of
accolades in 2013. Winston
could have better numbers
for his Heisman Trophy
campaign, but he hasn't
taken a fourth-quarter
snap in three games. Free-
man has 131 rushes and
only 21 combined in' the
last three games.,
"If it's in the context- of,
us winning and -being suc-
cessful, I think if's a great
accomplishment," Fisher
said. "Still, 1,000 yards is
1,000 yards. That means a
lot. That's a plateau that's,
been set in this sport.
"If he gets it, I'm happy
for him. That means we
were able to run the ball,
which I'm all for,"
Freeman has proven just
as effective running inside
'as outside. The Seminoles
love to attack the edge with
the toss play, but aren't
afraid to pound between
the tackles. Freeman, at
5-foot-9 and 203 pounds,
is smaller than Wilder Jr.
and Williams, 'but isn't
designated as the outside
runner.


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Gators believes they are not 'that far off'


The Associated Press.

GAINESVILLE De-
spite the worst loss, in
school history and tie
first losing season in more
than three decades,/Flori-
da coach Will Muschamp
doesn't feel like he has a
rebuilding project on his
hands.
Muschamp, who will re-
turn in 2014, said winning
the Southeastern' Confer-
ence's Eastern Division
and getting to Atlanta is
"absolutely" possible next
season. '
It sounded little ambi-:
tious for a. team that has
dropped six consecutive
games -I the program's.
longest losing streak since
1979 -and lost 26-20 to
lower-division Georgia
Southern on Saturday.
But Muschamp insist-'.
ed the Gators (4-7), who'
finish the season Satur-'
'day against No. 2 Floridja
State (11-0), can rebound
quickly.


'T don't believe we're
that far. off," he said Mon-'
'day. "Regardles 's of the re-
sults Saturday afternoon,'
which is all disappoint-
ing for everyone, starting
'with me, I just don't feel
like we're that far off."
When asked about his,
job security, Muschamp 4
said he "absolutely" will
be around next season.
Athletic 'director Jeremy
'Foley made that clear'
two weeks ago, saying he:
was "a thousand-percenit
convinced that WillMus-'
champ is the guy, to lead
'this football, program."
School President Bernie
Machen echoed. those
sentiments.
'Many, outsiders 'hoped-.
that. wiould'"change fol-.
loWirig.Saturdaj's loss' to,
Georgia Sou 'thern a
mrfiddle-of-the-pack, pro-
gram,,from the Football
Championship Subdivi- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
sion- bu theGatos Will M.uschamp believes the Gators are ready to turn 'the
are moving -forwv-d. with cornerr and been a relevant program once again in the SEC.
Muschamp. ,.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny' Manziel is a finalist for the'
Maxwell award, given to the nation's outstanding player.


ManzielqWinston

McCarron for Maxwell


The Associated Press

Florida' State quarter-
back Jameis Winston,
Texas A&M quarterback
Johnny Manziel and Ala-
bama quarterback AJ Mc-
Carron are finalists for the
Maxwell Award, given ,to
college football's player of
the year. )
Winston, who is being'
investigated in a sexual
assault case by authorities


in Tallahassee, Fla., is also
up for the Davey O'Brien
National Quarterback
Award, with McCarron
and Manziel.
Manzielwonthe O'Brien
last season, along with the
Heisman Trophy.
The finalists for nine
awards to be handed out
during ESPN's College
Football Awards show on
Dec. 12 will be announced
Monday.


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No. 4 Auburn just another


big game for No. 1 'Bama


The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.
Forgive AJ McCarron
and No. 1 Alabama if they
aren't swept up in the
rampant hype surround-
ing the Iron Bowl.
A matchup of two rivals
ranked in the top 10 with
championship implica-
tions as a backdrop tele-
vised nationally isn't such
a new experience for the
Crimson Tide.
Alabama (11-0, 7-0
Southeastern Conference)
visits No. 4 Auburn Sat-
urday in a game that has
much of the state in a fe-
ver pitch. McCarron isn't
among "those blowing it
up.
"I've played in. two na-
tional championships in a
row," the Tide quarterback
said Monday, "so it's just
another game.'
It's really not. The win-
ner will play for the SEC
championship in Atlanta


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AJ McCarron leads No. 1 Alabama into Auburn Saturday
afternoon.


with, in Alabama's case,
a guaranteed spot in the
national title game on the
line.
And no top-ranked Tide
team has ever faced an
opponent ranked this high
during the regular season.
The closest was last year's
game with No. 5 LSU.
Alabama was No. 2 and
LSU No. 1 in-the so-'calld
"Game of the Century"


in 2011 that set up a BCS
championship rematch.
Then again, Alabama-
Texas A&M was one of the
more anticipated games',
of the season, back on,
Sept. 14.'
Alabama escaped John-
ny Manziel country with
a 49-42 win after a less-
than-dominant offensive
performance against Vir-
ginia Tech.


Stars galore in Palmetto Bowl


The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. The
Palmetto State has its own
high-profile, highly ranked
rivalry showdown in the
Southeast this weekend.
Sixth-ranked Clemson
will take on No. 10 South
Carolina with title impli-
cations, spice and state ri-
valry drama.
The Tigers (10:4) and
Gamecocks (9-2) hope to
show they each belong in a
,BCS game.
o"Sort of neat that we
have two teams in the top
10 that started the season
there and are still there af-
ter 11 games," South Caro-
lina coach Steve Spurr*er
said. "I know our state is
proud of the two football
schools. It should be a heck
of a game."
Maybe more so this year
than any other in a series
first played in 1896: It's the
first time boh held top-10
rankings in ,111 meetings.
"To have two teams from
the state of. South Caro-
lina nationally ranked,
that makes this rivalry that


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Clemson hasn't beaten South Carolina since 2008 when Dabo
Swimmey was Interim coach.


much better," Clemson
coach Dabo Swinney said.
"Alabama and Auburn got
two top-10 teams playing
in their rivalry game, we
got two top-10 teams play-
ing in our rivalry game,
and I think it makes for an
exciting game."
ESpecially for the fans
with what's at stake for
both teams.
The Gamecocks own
a four-game rivalry win
streak into Saturday night's


game at Williams-Brice
Stadium, something they'd
only accomplished one
time previously from 1951-
54. South Carolina has
never won'five straight.
Clemsonlastwon in 2008
when Swinney was interim
coach of a troubled pro-
gram. He was carried off
the field after the 31-14 vic-
tory as the crowd chanted
his name. The interim tag
was removed from Swin-
ney's title two days later.


Meyerlearns hard wa



about OSU-Michigan


The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio
Ohio State coach Ur-
ban Meyer made a major
blunder on Monday.
No,. he didn't make a
brash prediction or mock
an opponent.
In the eyes of many,
however,, this might have
been worse.
He said the ,word
"Michigan."
Around these parts,
Buckeyes coaches, fans
and players refer to their
biggest rival as "'That
Team Up North" or maybe
"That School Up North,"
but almost *never by the
university's actual name.
"Did I really?" Meyer,
said, looking stricken, af-
ter being told of his faux
pas. "Wow. I apologize."
That might sQund petty
to people not acquainted
with the bitter rivalry
known as "The Game," but
the pettiness'w6rks both


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Brady Hoke and the Wolverines hope to spoil OSU's perfect
season and end its 23-game winning streak.


ways. Michigan coach
Brady Hoke calls the final
opponent on his sched-
ule "Ohio" something
that drives Buckeyes' fans
crazy.
"We are excited (about
playing) Ohio," Hoke said
Monday.
"It's such a great rivalry
that we're fortunate to bb
able to play in and coach
in. This is a week that gets


everybody involved. Ev-
erybody has an opinion,
which is good for The.
Game because it's talked
about."I
Beyond Meyer's little
slip-up, just about every-
thing followed, form as
the Buckeyes spoke pub-
licly for the final time be-
fore going deep intd their
practice facility/war room
to scheme and dream for


y

rivalry
Saturday's big game at
The Big House in Ann
Arbor, Mich.
The third-ranked Bi~ck-
eyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten)
are favored by 12h points,
largely because they're
riding a school-record
23-game winning streak,
In addition, that sizable
favorite's role is also be-
cause the Wolverines (7-4,
3-4) have struggled lately,
losing four of their last six
games.
Jack Mewhort, one of
Ohio State's captains and
a starter on the offensive
line, grew up in Toledo,
almost in the middle both
geographically and in
terms of partisanship, be-
tween the two rivals.
He. disregarded Mich-
igan's recent hard times
heading into the' 110th
playing of The Game.
"That makes no differ-
ence because of the tra-
dition and history that go
into this rivalry," he said.


UNC's TE Ebron to


enter NFL draft


The Associated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -
North Carolina junior tight
end Eric Ebron said Mon-
day he'll enter- the NFL
draft after the season.
Ebron has 50 catches for
774 yards and three touch-
downs for the Tar Heels
(6-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast
Conference) heading into
Saturday's home finale
against No. 24 Duke. Ebron
said Monday the move
would benefit his family
and he didn't want to lin-
ger on deciding after the
regular season.
"There's no one that's
ever said I should stay,"
Ebron said. "I'm pretty
sure there's a lot of people
that want me to. I would
love to. But it's just the best
opportunity in the life I
have right now to make a
change for my family and
myself. It's just a decision


basically for my family."
Ebron, a native of
Greensboro, owns the
school's single-season and
career records for catches
and yards receiving by a
tight end. He was named
Monday as one of three fi-
nalists for the John Mackey
Award, presented to the
nation's top tight end.
Ebron's biggest perfor-
mance came in a national-
ly televised Thursday night
game against then-un-
beaten Miami last month.
He set career-highs with
eight catches for 199 yards,
including a 71-yard catch-
and-run touchdown in the
first quarter of the 27-23
loss.
"I'm happy for him. but
it's emotional for me be-
cause that's like my best
friend that's my broth-
er," quarterback Marquise
Williams said.. "I'm going
to be sad when he leaves."


No set date for decision on Manziels future


The Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION,
Texas Texas A&M
coach Kevin Sumlin says
he doesn't, know when
Heisman Trophy winner
Johnny Manziel will decide
whether to enter the 20i4
NFL draft.
A report this weekend
said that Sumlin said that
the redshirt sophomore
quarterback would make
a decision on his future
before Texas A&M's bowl
game.
On Thesday, Sumlin
said his comments were
misconstrued.
I"I didn't say that he's go-
ing to make a decision
before the bowl game is
played," Sumlin said. "I
never said that."
He said he and his staff
will gather information on
Manziel and other Aggies
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Sanchez says he could return to Jets


The Associated Press

MORRISTOWN, N.J.
Mark Sanchez plans
on staying put after this
season.
As unlikely as it may
seem because of his hefty
contract, the injured qu ar -
terback wants to return to
the New York Jets. And,
Sanchez joked, he could
be back.with a super-pow-,
ered arm.
'"The way things are-.....
coming along, it sounds -
like I'll be bionic," Sanchez
said with a big smile Tues- Mark Sanc
day. "I don't want to say York Jets.
like 'Rookie of the Year,'
but hopefully something three yea
like that, where I'll come his contra
back better." million sa
Sanchez is Out for the for next s
season after tearing the unlikely 1
labrum in his right shoul- keep him
der in the preseason and If it were
having surgery early last though, h
month. He spoke publicly anywhere
Tuesday for the first time "That's
since his surgery before about, co
volunteering at a com- year, lead
munity soup kitchen at and play
Church of the Redeemer said. "I ki
in Morristown. lot of Atui
The quarterback has about me


;hez hopes his future in the NFL is still with the Nei


rs, remaining on
'ct, but his $13.1
lary cap number
season makes it
he team would
at that amount.
up to Sanchez,
he wouldn't go

all I'm thinking
ming back next
iing this team
Lyng well," he
now I've heard a
f on the outside
e not being here


and stuff like that. I don't
know if that's necessarily
the case in the building.
Hopefully, not. Hopefully,
I'm a Jet.
"That's where I am.
That's where I want to be."
When asked if he truly
sees a future in New York
as the Jets' ,quarterback,
Sanchez didn't hesitate.
'Absolutely," he said. "I
mean;, there's, no doubt
about that;-'It's been a
dream come true to1 play
here and I don't want to


go anywhere else, that's
for sure. I know I have
(three) years left, and I
don't ever want that to
end. I love being a jet and
I plan on being here."'
Sanchez. has not spo-
ken to the team about his
future with the franchise,
but it would make finan-
cial sense for the Jets to
release him in March.
That's when a $2 million
roster bonus is due, and
the move would save the
Jets $8.3 million in cap.
space.
"We'll see what hap-
pens," he said.
Sanchez was injured
in the Jets' third pre-
season game against
the Giants when Marvin
Austin slammed into his
shoulder. Coach Rex Ryan
was, heavily criticized for
putting Sanchez in the
game in relief of rookie
Geno, Smith because it
was widely assumed the
veteran had likely won the
quarterback competition
- and was playing with
mostly backups and third-
stringers at the time of the
injury.


Bears' Cutler eyes Dec. 9 return


The Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. In-
jured quarterback Jay Cut-
ler hopes to return to the
Chicago' Bears' lineup in
two weeks.
The Bears' next game is
at Minnesota oni Sunday,
and coach Marc Trestman
said he expects Cutler to
remain sidelined because
of a high left ankle sprain.
Chicago then hosts Dal-
las on Dec. 9. If he's not
ready for. that Monday
night game against the
Cowboys, Cutler expects
to return at Cleveland on
Dec. 15.
"I will be playing ei-
ther that Monday game
or wherever we play after
that," Cutler said Mon-
day during his weekly ap-
pearance on WMVP-AM
1000 in Chicago. "Let's
lean toward the Monday
game, though."


ly hype re1,oended his knee
the, peeviouls day in a loss
at, St. Louis and, ruled. ou.
linebacker Lance Briggs
(shoulder)' for the Minne-
sota game.
As, for -Cutler, the, past
month has been a rough
one.,
Cutler, tore.h~is left groin
myuscle'against Washing-
ton on Oc~t. 20 and missed
the next game at Green.
tH ASOI~EDP B~ay two weeks later.rHe
Jay Cutler hopes to retun for a Mondayj night matchup Dec. 9 returned earlier than ex-'
against the Dallas Cowboys. pec ted against Detroit on,
Nov. 10, only to injure his
Cutler saidtihat l7e w9n't he'll play again this sea- ankle. Josh McCown has
need surgery and there's son," Restman said. I played Well in his place.,


"zero chance" he's finished
for the season.
IRestman is also confi-
dent that his quarterback
will return in December.
But Cutler will likely sit
out his third straight game
when the Bears visit the
Vikings.
"I'm totally confident


don't have any reason
based on what I've been
told.it's siill week-to-week.
I'm confident. I think Jay
is confident. You have to
leave yourself an opening,
but there is no underlying
information here."
Trestman also said Mon-
day that Matt Forte slight-


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Rodgers back, not ready


The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -
Packers quarterbackAaron
Rodgers has returned to
practice on a limited basis
but appears highly unlike-
ly to play. against the De-
troit Lions on Thursday.
Rodgers has been out
since Nov. 4, when he hurt
his left collarbone in the
first series of 'a 27-20 loss
to Chicago. The Packers,


5-2 at the time, have been
winless since then.
McCarthy said Monday
that the chances of Rodg-
ers playing were "slim to
none." On Tuesday, he said
it was "closer to none."
The coach said Matt Fly-
nn took the starter reps on
Tuesday, and that he was
still preparing boih Flynn
and Scott Tolzien for the
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Denver Broncos have unhappy homecomings


The Associated Press

ENGLEWOOb, Colo.
- At least there are no
rmore homecomings on
the docket for the Denver
Broncos. Peyton Manning
and Wes Welk&. both fell
flat in theirs.
A ,month after Man-
ning came unraveled in
his return to Indianapo-
lis, Welker had his worst
game of the season at New
England.,
Returning to Gillette Sta-
dium, where he'd spent
the last six seasons as Tom
Brady's top target, Welker
caught just four passes
for 31 yards and dropped


two others.
Byq coach Jack Del Rio's
math, Welker also was 50
percent responsible for
the gaffe late in overtime
that led to Stephen Gost-
kowski's. 31-yard field goal
that completed the Patri-
ots' comeback from a 24-0
halftime deficit.
Set to return a punt with
just more than 3 minutes
left, Welker was too late in
waving off his blockers. By
the time Tony Carter heard
him yelling, "Peter! Peter!"
it was ,too late. The ball
bounced off Carter's ,eg
and Nate Ebner smothered
it at the Broncos 13.
Three plays later, the 'Pa-


triots won 34-31.
"Certainly, Wes would
say, 'Hey, I've got to be
more emphatic getting the
guy out of there,' and then
Tony I'm sure would say,
'Hey, I've got to be more
aware there,"' Del Rio said
Monday.
Upon further reflection,
Del Rio, the Broncos' in-
terim head, coach, decided
to divvy up the blame even
more, saying,-he and spe-
cial teams coach Jeff Rod-
gers need to prepare the
punt return teams better,
"I think both players in-
volved tried to take some
blame and I think as a
coach that's looking over it


all, I take some share of thai
blame. I think Jeff... we all
kind of feel like we can do
this a little bit better.
I think it's a learning op-
portunity for us," Del Rio
said.
The Broncos (9-2) wasi-
ed a golden opportunity to
build; a comfortable lead
for home-field advantage
in the AFC playoffs. Now,
they have just a one-game
lead over the Patriots head-
ing into Sunday's game at
division rival Kansas City
(9-2). ,
The Patriots don't have
any games left against
teams with winning re-'
cords.


Jack Del Rio and the Denver Broncos don't fair too well when
playing against familiar faces.


Flac criticize u o .f d offense

Flacco, ci zes us~e ofidcatt offense,.


The Associated Press

OWINGS'MILLS, Md.,-
Baltimore quarterback' Joe
Flacco hates his team's use
of the wildcat formation,
and Tuesday he let every-
one know just how much.
He wasn't happy with
coach John Harbaugh's de-
cision to employ backup
quarterback "lyrod Tay-
lor in the wildcat Sunday
in an effort to enhance
the Ravens'. running at-
tack against the New York
Jets. Taylor took five snaps
- running four times and
throwing an incomplete
pass in addition to lin-
ing up as a receiver on sev-
en other plays.
"I don't like that stuff,"
Flacco said' Tuesday. "I
think it makes you look
like a high school offense.'
That's just my opinion."
Flacco didn't leave it at
that.,
"I don't care how we use
4t in the game, I'm just not
a huge fan of it," he said.
"I'm the quarterback.
I want to be behind the
line of scrimmage, I want
to be taking the snaps.
That's really the only thing.


The Baltimore Ravens have more issues at hand than just the worries Joe Flacco has with the
running of the wildcat against the Jets.


I don't necessarily take it
personally.
"I just think it makes
us look like not an NFL
team.)
After earning Super Bowl
,MVP honors in February,
Flacco received a $120.6
million, six-year contract.
Things have not gone
swinuningly for the Balti-
more -offense this season,
and the sixth-year pro
would 'prefer the Ravens
(5-6) seek to correct the


flaws rather than resort to
trickery.
"I'mallforus doingthings
-to get better but we're not
going to be good if we just
can#t get good at the basics
of what we do 90 percent of
ihe time," he said.
"We have to be good at,
those things or we're not
going to be good no matter
what. I just want to make
sure that we're focusing
on getting good at those
things."


Vikings releasefjailed



cornerback Jefferson


The Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -
The Minnesota Vikings re-
leased reserve cornerback
AJ. Jefferson on Monday, a
few hours after he was ar-
rested and jailed on a do-
mestic assault complaint.
According to Hennepin
County records, Jefferson
was being held without
bail, and formal charges
were not expected' on
Monday. According to po-
lice' spokeswoman Joyce
Lorenz, Jefferson was ar-
rested at his home in Eden


Prairie after a 23-year-old
woman reported about
4:30 a.m. that she was a
victim of domestic assault.
The alleged victim and
Jefferson- were in a re-.
lacionship, Lorenz said.
She provided no further
details, with the case still
under investigation. Jef-
ferson Was booked at the
jail just before 7 a.m. and
the Vikings announced the
roster move less than five
hours later.
Coach-Leslie Frazier said
he couldn't comment on
Jeffersons status. or the


'reasoning behind his re-
lease. Jefferson hurt his
neck on Sunday at Green.
Bay and didn't play in the
second half.
'He has seen limited ac-
tion the last:' two seasons
since being acquired in a
trade with Arizona, pri-
marily in nickel and dime
packages and as an injury
fill-in.
Jefferson became the
second Vikings player ar-
rested this month. Wide
receiver Jerome Simpson
was recently charged with.
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Annie's

Dear Annie: My supervisor rarely states''
his desires clearly. But if I take the initia-
tive or ask him to clarify, he makes me.
feel-like an idiot. He is condescending
and highly critical of most people. He
also is a nonstop gossip. He has portrayed
me to others as racist, womanizing and
incompetent.
He has control over my payable time
and my vacation requests. He has the ear
of management and lives in the same
neighborhood as many of my co-work-
ers. I fear that bringing any of this up~for
discussion will create a level of retaliation
far worse than the existing reality. Any
suggestions?


-KANSAS
Dear Kansas: First, examine your own
behavior to see whether there is cause
for such rumors to take hold, and if so,
correct it. Still, it is no excuse for your su-
pervisor to spread gossip. He also seems
ineffectual as a leader, because he does
not make his wishes clear and stifles at-
tempts by employees to clarify. Normally,
these would be issues to document and
then discuss with human resOurces or`the
supervisor's boss. However4if"you wory
that doing so will create more problems,-
you have two choices: Either conduct
yourself in a way that is beyond reproach


Horoscope


SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
23-Dec. 21) Get along
regardless of how annoy-
ing a situation might be.
It's in your best interest to
do what you can.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Take a trip down
memory lane, reconnect
with old friends and relive
moments that will inspire
you to reach new heights.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 19) --Work-telated
incidents turn out to be
beneficial as long as you
don't fold under pressure,
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Travel plans will not
run smoothly. Focus on
-small gatherings and mak-
ing plans with someone
you feel comfortable shar-e
ing with.
ARIES (March 21-April
19),-Avoid damaging
your reputation. Work
quietly behind the scenes,
to perfect whatever you are
doing.
TAURUS (April:20-May
20) -LSpend time with
the people who mean the
most to you. Engaging in
home improvements that
will enhance your, comfort
should take top priority.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-A'problemwith person-
-al information will develop
if you haven't been honest
about your past. Address
issues before it's too late.
CANCER (June 21-July22)
No matter what you do,
you will shine. Explore new
possibilities and learn new
skills. Opportunity will be
in abundance.
LEO (July,23-Aug. 22)
-A change of location or
hanging out with different
people will be enlighten-
ing. Don't let problems that.
arise.slowyou down.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-SeptL 22)
Use your intellect and
knowledge to wheel and
deal your way into'the
limelight. The early bird
catches the worm.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-Take care of pressing
matters concerning home
or family so that you can
get back to jobs that lead
to greater cash flow.
SCORPIO (Oct. 2.4-Nov.
22) Changing the way
you live will be inspiring. A
project that allows you to
work from home will lead
to greater opportunities.


OaiUbox,

aid do your best to put up with it, or start
looking for another job.

i 1eAnnle What is the correct thing to
4doivhen saidinga sympathy card?
It seems that most death notices these
days suggest donating to a favorite char-
ity "in lieu of flowers." But is it OK just
to send, a card? Should money always be
enclosed? My friend says yes, but I had
never heard of this. Is this a religious
custom or popular in certain parts of our
country? I gpta different answer every
time I ask someone-.
CASPER, WYO.
Dear Casper. A sympathy card is always


appropriate, and no, you do not have to
enclose money. If the bereaved is strug-
gling financially, it is a kindness to send
something to help defray funeral costs,
but it is absolutely not mandatory. A
donation to a charitable organization is
a suggestion and also not required. The
point is to express your condolences.
Anything beyond that is up to you.

Annie's Mailbox is written by.Kathy Mitchell and Marcy
Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column.
Email questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write
fo: Annie's Mailbox, C/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd
Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


Bridge


TWo unusual books came out this
year. First, "Bridge Crosswords" by Jeff
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(Monday New Opening lead: + A
York Times level)
to challenging (Thursday NYT difficulty).
And you will probably enjoy "Bridge
Table or What's Trump Anyway?" by
Maggy Simony. The author is 93 years old
and looks primarily at social bridge, but
many famous players are mentioned.
There is only one deal included see
today's diagram. It purportedly cost John
Bennett of Kansas City his life on Sept. 29,


1929. He and his Wife, Myrtle, had been
playing a "friendly" session against neigh-
bors Myrna and Charles Hoffmah. It first
appeared in The Bridge World magazine
and is surely an invention.
After a very light opening bid, an
overcall and a thin jump tofour spades,
West led the diamond ace, then shifted to
the club jack. Declarer won in his hand
and took the percentage play in trumps,
cashing the king and ace. Now he had to
go down. Mrs. Bennett, realizing that her
'husband could have won 10 tricks, made
some uncomplimentary comments about'
his ancestry. Mr..Bennett leant across the
table and slapped his wife. She went into
the bedroom, came out with the family
gun; and killed her husband.
However, she walked free because she
was charged with murder one, which
requires the crime to be premeditated,
which this clearly was not. She should
have been charged with manslaughter.




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Equipment, training and 60K
annual gross $19,500
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Welcome to LuLaRoe by Mrs. JA Choose your
style from a variety of maxi, A-line and pencil
.skirts, leggings and dresses for all women,
teens, and girls. Contact me to earn FREE skirts
by hosting a party today! Not in the area to,
host a show? No worries, I can help you set up
an online show. Sizes run from women's XXS-
3XL and girls size 2-14. Visit my Facebook page,
"Lularoe by. Mrs. J" to view my inventory or call
me at 931-624-8518.

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

Firewood cut & split
green & 6 mo.-lyr seasoned
4x4 $50. 4x8 $80. 4x16 $120,
4 Also Flat Liter
Call: Robert Rentz
850-569-9837 /I850-209-6075
Free Delivery up to 25 miles.
Split Oak Firewood
Delivered In the Wiregrass!
$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.
1* 334-393-9923


DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
NEEDED I BUY SEALED/
UNEXPIRED BOXES
CALL BOB (334) 2194697
OR (850) 710-0189

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.
CEL LANESFRSA
Truck Topper. Long bed, white. Purchased new
in 2010 $675. Call 850-482-7022


Sudoku


AUBURN & ALABAMA TICKETS: 4 chaIr back
seats on 35 yard line, section 3 row 18, 2 park-'
ing spaces and 1 tailgate, space at Heritage
Park start of Tiger Walk $1,500.334-342-8280
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n.9 *120%


'. AKC reg. boxer puppies.
S1 fawn female & 1 brindle
female. Born 10-16-13.
Ready 11-30-13. $600.
Desiree at 334-806-7352
Anatolian Shepherds, AKC,: Guardian dogs
currently protecting farm and goats. Shots and
worming to date. 1-male 7-females 7 months
old. $600. 334 744-2748


ASDR Mini Aussles. $450. born 10/18. Merles,
Tri's and Bils. These pups will be ready 12/14
just in time for Christmas. See at
facebook.com/huntsminiaussies. 706-761-3024
Goldendoodles Red/Apricot
Beautiful, sweet, smart!
Raised around children and
other animals. Parents on
site! Male & females availa-
ble. Priced reduced from
$1,800 to $1,250. Vet in-
spected & up to date on all
shots! Born July.30, 2013.
334-791-5216'
Miniature Schnauzer puppies: CKC,2 white
females. All shots and worming up to date,
Born 9/15/13. Dam and sire on site. $400.
Call 334-714-0289



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Paperback books (Western) $1. ea. DYD's
(Western & Action) $2. ea 850-566-7066.
Recliner Catnapper brand, lift type chair, new,
asking $300, paid $500.850-592-3261
Recliner La-Z-Boy. taupe. $25. 850-592-3261


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Peanuts
We also have
shelled peanuts
850-352-2199
850-20t9-3322or 85-5173-6594
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It's Satsuma Time
Cherokee Ranch 850-579-4641
Satsuma SALE
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and/ or wagon. $6 per 50 lbs. Call for the best
price around. 850-557-2400
Top Quality Coastal Benuda Hay -
for Horses and Cattle Large RolW
Fertfzed& Weed Control
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$9.00 per bussell
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TREES TREES
[ TREES
^ 12Wftall30 gal.
containers
$49.95 ea. 10 or
more $39.95
Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
By appointment
334;.692'3695


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n Brick 2/1 Duplex 3196 Diana Lane $575.
and with carport & Storage $600.
4 Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4

1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
W850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4m
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8038 Old Spanish Trail. Walking distance from
schools and shopping. $650 M. + Dep.
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Alford 3/2 Brick Home Engery Effiecent
2 car garage and covered porch $850 Mo. +
Dep. Approved credit and Income a must Avail.
Dec 15th. Call 850-579-4317 & 850-866-1965
Austin Tyler & Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 or austintylerco.com
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Beautiful, stylish newly remodeled brick home
for rent. 2BR/1BA QUIET, SAFE neighborhood.
Nice size yard. Brick storage bldg on property.
$650/month. Call 850-573-8446.
In Indian Springs on Golf Course 3/3.5, his &
hers master bath, walk in closets, open floor
plan, 2300 sq. ft. back yd. fenced, 9 ft. ceilings
$1200. mo. s* avail. Jan. 1st 850-271-5545.
Nicely remodeled,
"'^ Efficient 3 BR, 2 BA
2-car garage. Laminate
hardwood flooring/vinyl
tile squares. Screened back
porch. Fenced yard. Wall-
oven, ceramic-top range.
New refrigerator. Washer & dryer and 2nd,
refrigerator in garage. Less than 5 minutes
from Marianna FC| and Sunland. $775 deposit,
credit/income verification, and references
required. Call 850-212-4325
LEAS EWIH PINOB
3BR/1.5 BA, nice, clean, ceramic tile, fireplace,
stainless steel appliances, separate party
house, 1/2 acre of land with fruit and pecan
trees. $55,000. 850-263-4590 or 850-209-3474
MOB:saHOM S 33SEN
2/1 MH in Alford $380. mo. $380. dep.
850-579-8882/850-209-1664/850-573-1851
,2/2 Mobile Home on one acre, near
Sunland $450/month $500. deposit
4 850-693-0570 40
* 2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer Included.
http:// www.charloscountryliving.com.
* 850-209-8847 .~
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes In Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $SOO/Month
Please. call 850-258-1594 or
850-638-8570 Leave Message
-2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 I
2BR/1.5BA at Millpond $495 rent + deposit.
Has utility shed, screened in front porch
850-209-3970
Mobile Homes-for Rent 2BR/1BA
Located between Grand Ridge,& Sheads.
Includes water, garbage & pest maint
$360. Mo 850-573-0308 4
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park -1,2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent Includes water, garbage,
lawn care, No Pets 850-592-1639


HOMESFAL
* Large Brick Home 3/2 with 10 acres, country
secluded area $160,000 $25,000 down &
mo.Ow Fin. Avail. 850-526-423.


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Jeep 2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited: fully
loaded, black, 2 door, 62k miles. KBB $22,000.
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.
02011Hyundai Genesis;
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,
keyless start, power moon roof, carpeted floor
mats, and ice cold air conditioning. 18" alloy
wheels, rear parking sensors, window tint.
$21,000. Contact Craig 334-798-1407.
Cadillac 2003 Deville fnaiiclng*ayaijabLe__
silver in color, like new condition, low miles.
334-585-3236. $5500.
Chevrolet 2002 Trailblazer:
New design w/straight 4.2,
6 cyl. eng w/DOC, 24V,
270HP. Good MPG, GRN,
AC, OD auto, PS, PB, near
new tires. Runs, looks & drives good. Lots of
power. New headlights, battery,'Wiper blades.
NADA $4,500. Reduced to $3,995. 671-3059.
Chevrolet 2012 Malibu, low miles, fully equipped,
like new, $200 down, $259 per month, call Ron
Ellis 334-714-0028.
GOT BAD CREDIT?
So $0 Down/Ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass
4.,, Repo pass bankruptcy
HO n SLOW CREDIT OK
Ask About $1000. off attime 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, cbld AC,
power steering and AM/FM radio. $5,000 Call
334-701-0010


Nissan 2012 Versa Sedan, real nice car, great
gas mileage over 30 MPG, very well equipped,
$250 down, $250 per month. Call Steve Hatcher
334-791-8243.


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Nissan 2013 Altima, low miles, lull warranty,
Must Sell!! $200 down, $279 per month, call
Ron Ellis 334-714-0028.
Toyota 2012 Corolla S, still under factory war-
ranty, great gas mileage, fully loaded, $300
down, $300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-
791-8243.
Toyota 2912 Rav4 only 5000 miles, red with
gray int. blue tooth ready, Lg. cargo. exc. cond.
$20,000 850-557-8804.

2005 Honda Cold Wing 1800 Trike 2400 miles,
Silver, showroom clean, EZ steer; spoiler, lug-
gage rack, fog lights. $19.500. 334-673T9990.
2009 Yamaha Raider ONLY
1,960 Miles. 1900cc (113ci)
_M*B motor. Black. Garage kept.
Not a single scratch or dent.
Never seen rain. 5" Forward
Controls. Hard Krome Strip-
pers Exhaust. $9,000 OBO.
Spare front tire, and factory foot controls if
needed. Building home, so it HAS TO GO.
256-335-1354 Call with your name and leave,
message.

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 1

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.
$16,500,334-475-6309.

Chrysler 2004
T town & Country Touring.
Cherry red wgcay interior.
Automatic, power doors,
windows & locks, clean, very dependable. Cold
AC. Smoke free. 137K. Great family car! $3,750
Call 334-803-0724
GMC 2008 Savannah Cargo Van .
Mileage 109,575. Can be seen at 208 Bic Road.
Call 334-792-7746 ask for, Sylvia


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NEW YORK Alex
Rodriguez's lawyers up-
dated his lawsuit against
Major League Baseball
and Bud Selig, adding new
criticism of the commis-
sioner for not testifying
in the union's grievance
to overturn the 211-game
suspension given to the
NewYorkYankees star last
summer.
The lawyers filed a 33-
page amended complaint
- Tuesday in 'federal court
in Manhattan, expanding
on the suit originally filed
Oct. 3 in New York Su- The ni
preme Court. sched
Arbitrator Fredric
Horowitz lastweek refused career
Ato compel Selig to testify pects
in the grievance, and Ro- Rod
driguez then walked out ed Au
of -the hearing without lation
testifying. The sides rested agreed
last Thursday after 12 days tract,E
of sessions, and a decision ing a (
on whether to uphold or grieva
alfer the discipline is ex- As hi
pected in January comp
"Mr. Selig chose to hide caused
in his office in Milwaukee ing a
rather than come testify him.
at the grievance hearing MVP
in New York. In Mr. Selig's ods D
world, apparently the its in
'buck' does not stop with Bioger
Bud," the new complaint anti-a
said. "Mr. Selig lacked the of di
courage of his convictions perfo.
to explain under oath the drugs.
reasons for the suspension A-R(
and the conduct of his.in- ed a I
vestigators. His silence on posing
these issues speaks vol- a red
umes-and leads to only ROID'
one 'logical' conclusion front,
- his actions, and those to NEE
of the MLB personnel he "Sad
controls, were aimed at stance
destroying the reputation, sisten


of cowardice


!xt hearing in the Rodriguez lawsuit against Bud Selig and Major League Baseball is
uled for Jan. 23.


*and business pros-
of Alex Rodriguez."
riguez was suspend-
g. 5 for alleged vio-
s of the sport's drug
!nent and labor con-
and he played pend-
determination of the
nce.
.e did in the original
laint, Rodriguez ac-
Selig of conduct-
'witch hunt" against
The three-time AL
criticized the meth-
MLB employed in
Investigation of the
mesis of Amiaerica
going clinic, accused
istributing banned
rmance-enhancing

,d's lawyers includ-
photograph of Selig
g with a fan wearing
shirt that had "A-
' written across the
a photo attributed
SN.com.
Uiy, this cowardly
t by Mr. Selig is con-
t with his past and


highly inappropriate con-
duct in posing, smilingly,
with a young fan wearing
a T-shirt with a derogatory
message directed at Mr.
Rodriguez," the amended
lawsuit said. "One. can-
not imagine the Commis-
sioner of any other profes-
sional sport or indeed
the CEO of any business
- doing something simi-
lar with respect to one
of his or her players or
employees."*
MLB had the suit re-
moved to federal court,
and Rodriguez's lawyers


are trying to persuade
U.S. District Judge Lorna
G. Schofield to remand
the case back to New York
state court. A hearing is
scheduled for Jan. 23.
Rodriguez claimed Selig-'
interfered with his existing
contracts and prospective
business,- relationships.
MLB says the case should
be heard in federal court
because of provisions of
the Labor Management
Relations Act, known as
Taft-Hartley, and intends
to ask for the suit to be
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and they did," Roberts said.
"We knew we had a game
on our hands, so we just
kept fighting. I was really
proud of the girls. Hope-
fully, we can carry that
into Marianna."
Malone was scheduled
to take on Marianna on
Tuesday night.
On the boys' side, there
was much less drama for
the Tigers, who coasted to
theirfourth straight win to
start the season.
It was surprisingly close
early on, with. Malone
leading by only five after
one quarter, but the Tigers
pushed it to 17 at halftime
and led by as much as 32
points in the third quarter'
before taking the foot off'
the gas pedal.
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sluggish start," Tigers
coach Steven Welch said.
"It's just one of those trap
games. We just had Home-
coming week and we had
Marianna coming up.
We just played disinter-
ested and that's not good.
But give PDL credit; they
played their tails off.
"They hit a couple of
threes in that first quar-
ter to keep them in it and
we didn't shoot very well
at all. They are better
this year and they'll win
some games. They've got
a scrappy team."
Anrwain Johnson had 19
points for Malone, with
Chai Bakter adding 14, and
Alonze Bailey and Chan-
cellor Lockett 12 each.
The Tigers were sched-
uled to take on Marianna
on Tuesday night before
ending the week with a
road game against Cot-
tondale on Saturday.


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