Jackson County Floridan


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Jackson County Floridan
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Elizabeth Romero works at one of the story boards she uses to
structure her first novel, "'Means to an End.:' She will be signing
copies of the work at a library event In Marianna on Dec. 3.

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Storms upending some
holiday travel in the East

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Author to sign books,, talk about her process

BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER Light refreshments will be served at life as a young person growing up in
dbuckhlter@jcfloridan.com the event, the Cottondale/Steele City area, she
An author who hails from Jackson Clara Elizabeth Corbin-Romero, says this about it: "'Basically, my en-
County will sign copies of her first who writes as Elizabeth Romero, tire childhood, I knew that my life
volume, "Means to, an End," at the said she may bring one of the story was different than other girls' and
Marianna branch library from 5- boards she used as a structural aid that I had an inner strength that set
6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. For an in crafting her book, 'which revolves me apart."
hour afterward, the writer will dis- around a female protagonist who Romero expounded on this in a
cuss her book and the role of female struggled with difficult life circum- written response to questions about
characters in modern mysteries and stances and emerged stronger. In how her life inspired her book.
thrillers. She will also talk about her many ways, Romero says, the main "No, this story is not about my
writing process during the 6-7 p.m. character's life and her own share life... not exactly, but we cenainly
discussion period. She may also talk many common elements. While draw from our life experience and.
about her second novel, already in Romero doesn't usually share all the
progress and related to the first. specifics of the trauma thatbesether See AUTHOR, Page 7A


& ArjIE, 0j$ FLOP6iATI
Capt. Scott Edwards (left) and Sheriff Lou Roberts pose for a photo next to the Christmas tree that decorates the
lobby of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, in Marianna. JCSO Is partnering with Toys for Tots to host
a gospel sing on Dec. 7. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy for the program, which benefits children in need.

Gospel sing aims to bring kids joy at Christmas


MARIANNA' Each year, the
Jackson County Sheriff's 'Office
has helped the Marine Corps Re-
serve with its Toys for Tots activi-
ties, providing security for events
,like the annual poker run and, of
course, serving as a drop-off point
for toy donations. In fact, the fa-
miliar white cardboard box with
red lettering can be seen in the of-
fice lobby again this season.
Sheriff Lou Roberts has long
worked to support organizations
that help kids hosting an an-

nual car show benefiting Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches. through
local civic groups assisting the
school board's Backpacks for Kids
program but he says he has a
special affinity for the work being
done by the Marines.-.'.
"My son is in the Marines, my
Daddy was and my brother, too."
Those family ties to the Corps
the recent passing of his father
and the fact that his Marine son
is currently away at training and
won't be able to come home. for,
Thanksgiving this year may have
been enough tO spark a desire
in the career lawman, to step up

and help the Marines bring more
smiles to kids in need. ,
So when the time grew near for
this season's Toys for Tots collec-
tion box to be delivered to his of-
fice, Roberts says he, fellow staff-
ers and JCSO Chaplain Lavon
Pettis (pastor at Evangel Worship
Center) started thinking' about
how they could lend a hand to
program organizer Tom Perry and
the Marine Corps Reserve to make
this year's toy drive something
"We 'talked and said, 'let's
See SING, Page 9A

Riding therailsbiut

home for Thanksgiving

Luke "Jitter" Flowers, Alexis Ryan and their dog, Annie, are
visiting with Flowers' relatives in Jackson County. Here,
Flowers provides a little street music In an impromptu mini-
concert outside a local store. Flowers and Ryan are rail riders,
voluntarily living the life of train hobos so often romanticized
In movies, books and song. Flowers has a few train songs in his
repertoire, and Ryan sometimes sings along with him.

Jackson County
native chooses
hobo lifestyle
Marianna resident Chris-
tin Moore has something
special to be thankful for
this ThanksgivingDay
Her sqn, Luke Flowers, is
home for the holiday. It's
the first time in four years
that he's been here for the
red letter day. ;
In' those three previous
years, Luke might have
been aboard a train or hav-

ing lunch with unfortu-
nates at homeless shelters,
or waiting to get aboard a
locomotive at some hobo-
friendly "hop-on" spot
along the railway.. ,
He has chosen an un-
usual way of life, the sort
of existence that has been
romanticized many times
in films and songs. He's a
railroad hobo, seeing the
world from open box cars
on trains as they race along
their tracks.
His mother said she was
shocked and afraid when'
he started living this way.
See RIDERS, Page 7A

Billy Thomason gets ready to open up some supplies being
used in a phased renovation of the Elks Lodge on U.S. 90/
Lafayette Street In Marianna.

Elks yard sale will help

charities and lodge rehab

Event is set for .
morning of Dec. 7,
vendors welcome
The MariannaElks Lodge
No. 1516 was built in the
1920s, and the big white

*and blue building on the
hill has been well-recog-
nized part of the Marianna
landscape for all these de-
cades. Additions have been
erected over time. But the
structure hasn't undergone
a major renovation since
the 1950s.
See ELKS, Page 6A








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Telephone: 850 526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
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Marianna, FL 32448
Office Hours:
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You should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m.If it do es 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.

Home delivery- $ll.23.per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
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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 ma9 apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
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suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to' edit all submissions.

The Jackson County Floridan's policy,
is~to correct mistakes promptly. To
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Community Calendar

D Give Thanks 5K Run/Walk 6 a.m. Registra-
tion Lake Seminole Park in Sneads. Race begins~at,
7 a.m. Fun Run will start after 5K. Registration fee
$20 adults. $15 for K-12th grade students. $50 ,
maximum registration fee per family. Host: Sneads
High School Project Graduation. Portion of pro- .
ceeds donated to Missy Owens and Brandon. Teddy
and Bo Scholarship Foundation. Call 209-8391.-,
0 Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
.-5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
Room. Free to attend, Curriculum developed by ex-
smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers
themselves. Call 482-6500.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church; 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room'. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

v "Senior Singles" Meeting 6-8 p.m in the
First United Methodist Church Youhh 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 endeavorsof
Marianna's Gathering Place Foundation; Call 526-
4561 or 272-6611.
Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups:" Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856; 573-1131.

Sugar Cane Syrup Making 8 al. 3 p.m.
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstpwn. Bis-
cuits and sausage available for donation. General
store will be open and guided tours of the settle-'.
ment will available. Walk through time into'the natu-
ral sugar cane field. Admission and parking free.
Syrup and the Syrup maker DVD\wilj be for sale.
) Special congregation meeting-10 a.m. Bethel
Star M.B. Church in Cypress .Presence of all current
members and inactive past members who wish
.to reestablish thelrNmembership. Agendp.of the
business to be discussed and voted upon at the
congregational meeting during worship service.
To reestablish membership review bylaws and be-.
come in good standing financially with the church.
,Contact Tomecb White 209-7637 for further details
on obtaining copy of bylaws.
) FDOT 5-Year Plan Public Hearing Session
- 10:30 a.m. at the Florida Department of Trans-
portation District Three Design Conference Room,
1074 Highway 90. Chipley. Hearing is to present and
receive input on the work program for fiscal years
July 1,.2014 through June 30. 2019 and consider
the necessity of making changes to the program
Discussed in the 10:30 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.
x) Book Signing -5 p.m. 6 p.m. Jackson County

Public Library, 2929 Green St.. Marianna. Author.
Clara Elizabeth Corbin-Romero. a native of Jackson
County, will discuss her new novel, "Means to an
.End", and the role of women in modern mysteries
and thrillers. Light refreshments will be served.
Public invited. Call 482.9631.
' Christmas with Elvis starring Jerome Jackson
- 7 p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Confer-
ence Center, Penn Avenue,'Marianna; Event is a
memorial scholarship fundraiser in memory of
Teddy Jeter, Bo McClamma and Brandon Hobbs.
Concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open 6t 6 p.m. Gen-
eral admission tickets, $15 each, available at the
door or reserved by calling 557-0,801 or 209-0003.
Ref reshments, raffle tickets available for purchase;
some door prizes will be given away-. .

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.
Alcoholes Anonymous Closed Discussion'
6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church,2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna7. Atten-
dance limited to .persons with a desire to stop
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting"-'8 p.m. in
the board roorrof Campbelltbon-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville,

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.
D Employability Workshops-2:30 p.m. at the
Marianna-Qne Stop Career-Center in Marianna. A
certified motivational career coach will be teaching
"Completing applications." Free and open to public.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meet-
ings are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for
projects, lessons, help. All quilters welcome; Call
) Alcoholics Anonymous'Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
i Book Signing Event- 5 p.m. 6 p.m. at the
*Jackson CoUnty Public Library, 2929 Greeh St.,
Marianna. Author, Clara Elizabeth Corbin-Romero,
a native of Jackson.C6unty,*will discuss hor new
novel, "Means to'an End", and the role ofwomen in
modem mysteries and thrillers: Light refreshments
will be served. Public invited. Call 482-9631.i

w 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 b6 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
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting -'Noon
to 1 pm. in the AA room of First United Methodist

Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.,
3 Optimist Club of Jackson County Meeting
- Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill; 4329 Lafayette St.,
Sewing Projects for Christmas Class 5:30
p.m. Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pio-
neer Settlement Rd., Plountstown in the Clubhouse.
Cost of class $35. You Will receive ileasy-to-do
quick project kits.A $10 deposit is required. F6r
more info call 674-2777.
4 Marlanna City Commission Meeting 6
p.m. in City Hall; 2898 Green St., Marianna. Public
welcome. Call 718-1001.,
I Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9,
p.m. in the AA room of..First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna:
a St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a,m. -1 p.m. St. Anne's'
Catholic'Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-

Toys for Tots applications Anchorage'
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St., Marianna. Ap-
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toy
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10 a.m. "
iAlcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting'- No~on
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

))Toys for Tots applications Anchorage'
Children's Home, 4452 Clinton St.; Marianna. Ap-.
plications will be taken until noon on Dec. 6. All toys
will be distributed on Dec. 21 starting at 10'a.ni.
i International Chat'n' Sip- 8:30-10 a.m. at
1he Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green
St. in Marianna. Learning Center staff andtheir
international English learners invite the public for'
the exchange of language, culture and ideas in a,
relaxed environment. Light refreshments served, No
charge. Call 482-.9124.
b St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. -1 p.m. St.'Annre's
CathblicChurch, 3009 5th St., Marianna. Call.482-
Chipola Civc 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.
Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet'& Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
t S.R. 71 Public Information Meeting 5-6 p.m.
in the Jackson County Cbmmission Chambers,
2864 Madison St., Marianna. Hosted by Florida
Department of Transportation, concerning improve-
ments toS.R:71 from the Calhoun County line to
Malloy Plaza Road in Jackson County. Call 888-.
638-0250, ext. 1205.
D VFW'& Ladles Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
2830 Wynn'St,, Marianna6 Covered-dish supper fol-
lowed by a 7 p.m. business meeting. Call 372-2500.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcflorldan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bringitems to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Nov. 26, the
latest available report: One hit and run
vehicle, one hospice death, two abandoned
vehicle reports, one suspicious vehicle, two
verbal disturbances, one .prowler, one traf-
fic stop, one criminal mischief complaint)
nine property checks, one retail theft, one
assist of another agency, one public service
call, two 911 hang-ups and six home secu-
.rity checks.

Jacksop County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriffs Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Nov. 26, the latest available

Police Rouxmdup
report: One hospice death, one abandoned
vehicle, two suspicious vehicles, one suspi-
. cibus person, one escort,
three highway obstruc-
_k j tions, one report of mental
jtj i=ME illness, one burglary, one
4z verbal disturbance, one
pedestrian complaint,
one power line down, 18
medical calls, three traffic crashes-two with
entrapment, one burglar alarm, one panic
alarm, two fire alarms, 10 traffic stops, two
larceny complaints, one trespass com-
plaint, one found/abandoned property
complaint', two follow-up investigations,
one assault, one fraud complaint, 25 prop-
erty checks, two retail thefts, four assists of
other agencies, three K-9 deployments, one
criminal registration, two welfare checks,

two general transports, one Baker Act
transport and two 911 hang-ups.

Jackson County
Corectional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
'DBrandon Collier, 31,2912 Keith Lane,
Cottondale, retail-theft.
Laura Wilson, 23,17668 NE Pear St.,
Blountstown, failure to appear-two counts,
hold for Escambia Co.
) Novel Williams, 28, 5160 SE 291h St. (Apt.
C), Ocala, non-child support.
Jail Population: 206
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 (392?).

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

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On July 28,2012 this beautiful Jack Russell terrier showed up,
on the back porch of William Hart. He was hungry, tired and
lost. Mr.:Hart picked him up, took him into his home and-
has given great care to him ever since. He is about the 40th dog-that
Mr. Hart hAsrescued, I am sure if Charlie could speak he would say
happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Lawrence wins Bronze at

National FFA Convention

Special to the Floridan
Shelby Lawrence of the
Sneads FFA Chapter in
Florida was one of 46 par-
ticipants in the National,.
FFA Extemporaneous Pub-
lic Speaking Career Devel-
opment Event. The event
was held in conjunction
with the 86th National FFA.
Convention in Louisville..
Ky. The participant, led by
)advisor Stanley Scuflock,
was awarded a Bronze em-,
blem. The top four individ-
uals received cash awards
to recognize their success
in the event._
The cash awards and.the
extemporaneous public
speaking event. are spon-
sored by the American
Farm Bureau Federation
as a special project of the
National FFA Foundation.
The American Farm BU-
reau Federation is proud to
sponsor the National FFA
Organizadon-and its mem-
bers as they pursue their
mission of premier leader-
ship, personal growth, and
,career success. The Na-

Pictured here is National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Bronze emblem winner Shelby Lawrence with her mother,
Sheila Lawrence, and Zach Hunnicutt, Committee Chairman of
American Farm Bureau Federation.

tional FFA Extemporane-
ous Public Speaking CDE
is designed to recognize
outstanding FFA members
for their ability to pre-
pare and present a factual
speech on a specific ag-
ricultural issue in a well
thought out and logical
manner. Members select
one topic from a choice of
categories, have 30 min-
utes to prepare a four-to-

six-minute speech, and
respond to five minutes
of questions following de-
livery. This event; held at
the Kentucky Exposition
Center ir Louisville, Ky., is
one-. of-many educational
activities. at the National
FFA Convention & Expo in
'which FFA members prac-
tice the' lessons learned
in agricultural education



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Sori Gregg, Dayspring Administrator, and Mrs. Barnes, sixth-
grade teacher, stand with the Dayspring Christian Academy
'L-JMiddlle School students that prepared Thanksgiving Day cards:
for the patients and families of Emerald Coast Hospice.



Homecoming queen Is Samantha Rodriguez and her escort is Chal Baker.

Christmas with EMs fundraiser to be held Nov. 30

A'Christmas wiih'Elvis
concert starring Jerome
Jackson will be held Sat-
urday, Nov. 30 at the Jack-
son County Conference
Center, 2741 Pennsylva-
nia Ave., Marianna. The
proceeds of this benefit
goes to the memorial
-scholarship for Teddy
Jeter, BoMcClamma, and

Brandon Hobbs; the three
young men tragically ,
killed the automobile.
accident astyear in
Sneads. This scholarship
will benefit a student at-
tending Chipola College.
General admission
tickets are $15. The tickets
will be available at the
door or you may call

557-0801 or 209-0003 to,
purchase them. Therewill
be refreshments available
as well as raffles and door -



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Mr. William Rogers of Chipola Ford in
Marianna, Florida donates $1000.00
to the Jackson County Weekend
Backpack Feeding Program. Pictured ac-
cepting the check is Michael Kilts, Supervisor
of Federal Prograims for the Jackson County
School Board, and M\ary Nell Griffin, Comnimu-
nitv Relations contact for the Weekend Back-
pack program.

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State Driefs

Teen, 19, shoots
half-brother in chest

County Sheriff's deputies
say a 19-year-old shot his
half-brother in the chest.
Authorities are-still
investigating the Tuesday
night shooting, but say
they believe it was ac-
cidental: The younger boy
was taken to a hospital in
serious condition.
Sheriff's spokesman
Gerald Gonzalez tells Thie
Florida Times-Union that
investigators will likely
bring charges against
the,teen because he has
previous felony convic-
tions. He was arrested on
several charges including
possession of a fire arm by'
a felon.
No further details were
immediately available.
The names of the teenag-
ers were not released.

Police arrest man in
fatal salon shooting
MIAMI Miami-Dade
police say a 19-year-old
fatally shot a 10-year-
old while robbing a nail
salon owned by the boy's
Anthawn Ragan was ar-
rested late Thesday. Police
are still searching for an
accomplice, who hasn't
been identified.
Authorities say a tip
led them to Ragan, who
turned 19 on Thesday, at
his sister's home.,
Police say Ragan and
another man entered the
Honk Kong Nail salon Fri-
day evening and robbed
the store and customers.
As they left, they fired two
shots, striking Aaron Vu
and his father, HaiVu. The
child died at a hospital
and his father is recover-
ing from serious injuries.
Police says surveillance
video capturedRagan's
face, and they publi-
cized the photo in the
Ragan is being held
without bail on multiple

charges, including first
degree murder.

Weather may have
played role In crash
people are dead follow- '
ing a crash in southwest
Lee County Sheriff's
deputies say weather
may have played a role
when a' Chevrolet pickup
truck was hit a Honda at
an intersection in Lehigh
Acres late Tuesday. The
.crash caused the Honda to
spin and overturn in the
The driver and the pas-
senger in the car were
killed. The driver of the
truck was taken to the
hospital with injures
not considered to be
An investigation con-' .
tinues. The names of the
victims have not been
released. 7
No further details were
immediately available.

Bumedman dropped
off at hospital

SARASOTA- Autfiori-
ties are trying to figure out
why a naked man suffer-
ing fromsevere bums was
dropped off at Sarasota
Memorial Hospital.
The incident happened
Saturday when a woman
ran inside the hospital
asking for help.
The Sarasota Herald-Tri-
bune reports the woman
told nurses the man has
been dropped off in her
driveway. The woman and
two others who brought
the man to the hospital
left after he was taken
The man was flown to
Tampa General Hospital
for treatment.
Sarasota Sheriff's offi-
c ials say the man remem-
ers waking up and being
on fire. But other details of
his story are hazy. He told
investigators he was in the

woods, and that he was
also in the driveway.
Detectives are trying
to piece together what

Man dies after truck
crashes into home
72-year-old man is dead
after his pickup truck
crashed into a house in
Jackson vile.
JacksonUille police tell
the Florida Times- Union
that the driver may
have been experienc-
ing medical issues at the
time of the crash Thesday
The house was unoc-'
cupied. No one else was
'The driver was taken to
the Mayo Clinic, where he
was pronounced dead.

Fla. woman helps out
Maine hometown
Maine A Florida woman
who promised to help pay
for repairs to her Maine
hometown's high school
after she won a $590.5 mil-
libn Powerball jackpot has
made good on her word.
Town officials in East
Millinocket accepted a $1
million check from Gloria
MacKenzie on Monday.
WABI-TV reports that
school superintendent
Quenten Clark says the
84-year-old MacKenzie
has promised another
$800,000 early in the new
year. The state is pitching
in $600,000.
The money will be used
for a new roof at Schenck
High School and to niake
the school accessible
to the disabled. Work is
scheduled to start next
MacKenzie took a lump
sum of $371 million that
totaled $278 million
after taxes. She lived in
"Zephyrhills Fla., when she
bought the winning ticket
in May,
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Assessing child-abuse reports a complex challenge

The Associated Press

NEW YORK The calls,
reporting suspicions of
child abuse and neglect,
come in at,* rate of nearly
10,000 a day; to hotlines
and law-enforcement of-
fices across the country.
They add up to 3.4 mil-
lion reports per year a
daunting challenge for
state child protection
agencies, which must' sort
out the flimsy or trivial
claims from the credible
and potentially, dire ones,
and make decisions, that
balance the rights of par-
,ents with the welfare of
children. Many states, af-
ter initial screening, deem
more than half the reports
theyreceive to be unworthy
of further investigation.
"In child protection, you'
are always walking a diffi-
cult line," said Cindy Wal-
con, deputy commissioner
of Vermont's Department
for Children and Families.
"Obviously you want
to protect children from
harm, but you don't want
to' intervene in the private
life of a family when it's
not indicated," she said..
"Those- decisions need
to be made carefully. so
you're getting it right as of-
ten as possible."
The issue of child-abuse
reporting bburst into the
spotlight last week, with
news that Arizona's Child
Protective Services failed
to look into about 6,000
reports of suspected child

maltreatment that had
been phoned in to its
abuse hotline in recent
years. At least 125 cases al-
ready have been identified
in which children were
later alleged to have been'
Other states have had
problems with their pro-
cessing of abuse reports.
Florida's Department of
Children and Families, for
example, overhauled its
abuse hotline last year af-
ter flaws were discovered
with how information was
collected and relayed to
In general, however,
advocacy groups and
academic experts credit
child-protection agen-
cies and their workers
with trying their best,
,under often-challenging
"Child protection work-
ers are very valuable to our
country," said Jim Hmu-
rovich, president of the
Chicago-based advocacy
group PreVent Child Abuse
America and former direc-
tor of Indiana's Division
of Family and Children.
"They often have to make
determinations with lim-
ited information, and they
care a lot."
Nationally, the standard
practice is to vet all the
calls coming in to the ho-
dines. Yet as that is done,
J federal data show, that
about 40 percent are soon
"screened out" judged
not to warrant further in-

tervention or investiga- Erin Sullivan, Sutton, Minnesota's assistant corn- missioner for children.
tion. Among the reasons:
The alleged maltFeatment *
might be deemed innocu-
. ous, or the caller may fail'g.
to provide enough details... '
for the agency to pursue. k.,~.
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'received for the 2011 fis- ,
cal year. about 2 million .'. ....
or 60 percent were&
"screened in" to trigger,
some degree of state inter-
venion, according to the "
latest federal figures. Of
those cases. 680,000 ended
up being substantiated as
incidents of neglect and
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3 moving companies

shuttered for fraud

The Associated Press

MIAMI The U.S. De-
partment oflransportation'
has shut down three South
*Florida moving compa-
wes after claims they held
people's belongings hos-
tage unless they paid extra
fees sometimes totaling
thousands of dollars.
Federal officials said
Tuesday the compa-
nies have committed
fraud and are prohibited
fromn operating for at least
one year. The companies
- A~legiarit Van Lines
of Davie, Northern Van
Lines of Cooper City and
Northeastern Van Lines
of Pembroke Pines are
owned,* by Christopher
Michalski of South
"It's. extortion," Anne S.
Ferro,,' administrator at
the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety" Administration,
told The,. Miami Herald.
The agency oversees
interstate moving com-
panies on the behalf of
"The individual home-
owner or renter has agreed
for the company to pick up
their personal property and
belongings, sometimes a
lifetime of memories, ahd-'A
the company refuses to
deliver the goods. We call
it holding the customer's
goods hostage."

Allegiant was fined
$88,000. The other two,
along with a company in
South Carolina, were fined
a total of $31,000.
The MoVing Fraud Task -
Force begai investigating
in August after receiving
more than 100 complaints.
Mary Muniz' told The
Herald she called Allegiant
in May as her family pre-
pared to move from Wash-
ington to Texas. She signed
a contract for $3,500.
When the movers arrived,
they told her it would cost
"I had already sold my
home and I had to be out
that day-; I had no choice,"
she said.
Once the movers arrived
in Texas, they demanded
another $300 in cash to
unload the truck. Muniz
said a number of items
were missing or broken.
and hen. calls to Allegiant. ['
were never.returned. "n,'1
Chad Gillian had a'
similar experience with
Allegiant last year when he
moved from Aurora, Colo.,
to Jacksonville. He agreed
to pay $8,800, plus $1,000
in replacement insurance.
A smaller van than prom-
ised showed up and Al-
legiant demanded $1,200
more. He was due to start
his new job and didn't
have time to look for a new
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Storms upending some holiday travel on East Coast

The Associated Press

CHICAGO Bands 'of
ice, sleet and rain were up-
ending some holiday travel
plans as millions of Ameri-
cans took to the roads,
skies and rails Wednesday
for Thanksgiving, but the
wintry mix was not caus-
ing the widespread grid-
lock that had been feared.
So far, the storms barrel-
ing over the mid-Atlantic
and Northeast have not
sent widespread flight de-
lays or cancellations rip-
pling beyond the region to
other parts of the nations'
air network, and forecast-
ers said the storm would
start to loosen its grip on
the East Coast as the day
wore on.
"Yes, I'm worried," said
Sylvia Faban, af 18-year-
old college freshman wait-
ing to launch into the heart
of the wintry mess in New
York from Chicago, where
skies were a clear crystal
blue. She and a few travel
buddies could do little
more than slump down on
top of their bags at O'Hare
International Airport and
"I'm checking the weath-
er in NewYork," she said as
her fingers pecked at her
As of early Wednesday,
about 200 flights to, from
or within the United States
had been canceled,, ac-
cording to the air tracking
website FlightAware.com.

Travelers wait in line to check In at the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday in Los
Angeles. More than 43 million people are to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to

Most of the scrapped flights-
were in or out of three ma-
jor Northeast hubs: New-
ark Liberty International,
Philadelphia International
and LaGuardia.
Some of the longest de-
lays were affecting Phila-
delphia-bound flights,
which were being held up
at their points of origin
for an average of about-
two hours because of the
weather, according to
website. The Philadelphia
area was under a 'flood
watch with 2-3 inches of
ram forecast to fall before
colder temperatures turn
precipitation to snow.

Roads there were snarled.
A multi-vehicle crash
closed the westbound.
lanes of the Schuylkill Ex-
pressway Interstate 76
- in the Philadelphia area
after eastbound lanes were
closed due to flooding, on
what is traditionafly the
year's busiest travel day.
One lane was later re-
opened in both directions.,
The storm system that
developed in. the' West
over the weekend has
been blamed in at least 11
deaths, five of them in Tex-
as. But as the storm moved
east, it wasn't as bad as

A large area of rain was
spreading over the North-
east and was expected to'
gradually move out into
the Atlantic and the Cana-
dian Maritimes as the day
wore on. Wind was.a con-
cern, especiallyWednesday
morning in Boston. Parts
of-southeast New England
were under a high-wind
warning with the poten-
tial for wind gusts of up
to 60 mph, said Chris
Vaccaro, spokesman for
the National Weather Ser-
vice headquarters in Silver
Spring, Md.-
There was a residual
band ofsnow behind the

storm that, as of Wednes-
day morning, was stretch-
ing from western Pennsyl-
vania to West Virginia and
into parts of the southeast.
It was expected to pivot
into parts of the Mid-At-
lantic by Wednesday night.
"This is a fairly typical
storm for this time of year,"
Vaccaro said. "Obviously,
it's ill-timed because you
have a lot of rain and snow-
fall in areas where people'
are trying to move around
town or fly or drive.out of
town .. but fortunately,
we're at'this point going 'to'
start seeing a -steady im-
provement in 'conditions
across the Mid-Atlantic
and Northeast."
More than 43 million
people are to travel over
the long holiday weekend,
according to AAA. About
39 million of those will be
on the roads, while more
than 3 million people are
expected to filter through
airports. The weather
could snarl takeoffs and
landings at some of the
busiest hubs on the East
Coast, including New
York, Washington, D.C.,
Philadelphia, Boston and
Charlotte, N.C.
Transportation offi-
cials advised travelers to
check with their airlines
and reduce speed on
highways. Travel experts
suggested airline passen-
gers might be able to have
penalty fees waived if they
wanted to change their

bookings because of the
Weather woes aside,
there were some things for
travelers to be happy about
this year. The Federal Avia-
tion Administration last
month lifted -restrictions
on the use of most person-
al electronic devices dur-
*ing takeoffs and landings,
and some airlines, includ-
ing American, have already
begun allowing passengers
to stay powered up from
gate to gate.
"I'm always down' for Wi-
Fi;" said a jazzed-up Chris
Reichert, -a 20-year-old
film student at Northwest-
ern University who was
headed from Chicago to
His excitementwas lost in
the generational gap with
some older passengers
such as Phyllis Dolinko, 79,
of Highland Park, M., who
was bound for LaGuardia.
"I have a cellphone
(but)' I really wouldn't
do that anyway," she said
of using in-flight ser-
vices to browse the Web.
"That's discourteous," she
Her main weather con-
cern was not that she
wouldn't be able to make
it to New York City to
see her family (her flight
was listed' on 'time), but
rather that high winds
on turkey day might
prevent the city from send-
ing up giant balloons' for
the parade.

Ohioans accused of abandoning boy plead not guilty

The Associated Press

southwest Ohio couple ac-
cused of abandoning the
adopted 9-year-old son
they raised from infancyby
giving him to child welfare
officials pleaded not guilty
Cleveland Cox, 49, and
lisa Cox, 52, are charged
wiih nonsupport of depen-
dents. -Authorities allege
the Middletown couple
left the boy with children's
services after saying he
was displaying aggres-
sive behavior and earlier
threatened the family with
a knife. 'Trial is scheduled
for Feb. 10.
A defense, attorney and
proseclitor declined to
comment afterthehearing.

Evette Banks looks at a book with her adopted sons Bray-
lin Banks, 2 (center) Cameron Cole, 2 (left) and Amir Free-
man, (right) on Friday, prior to adoption proceedings for
Braylln in Cincinnati.

The couple was scheduled
to be in juvenile court later
Wednesday for a pretrial
hearing regarding custody
of the child.

Butler County Prosecu-
tor Michael Gmoser has
'said there are legal conse-
quences to what he' called
"reckless" abandonment.

Adolfo OlivAs, an attor-
ney appointed by the court
to protect the boy's inter-
ests, has said the emotion-
ally hurt and confused
child is now receiving help
that the parents should
have gotten for him.
The executive director
of the Washington-based
Congressional Coalition
on Adoption Institute,
Kathleen Strottman, said
she is concerned about the
boy's wellbeing but also
worries the threat of crimi-
nal prosecution could dis-
courage adoptive parents
from seeking help.
"I'm hoping that ulti-
mately there was a good
cause for this prosecution,"
she said. "What everyone
wants is a child protection
system that first and al-

ways stays focused ori the
needs of the child."
National adoption advo-
cates say failed adoptions
or dissolutions are rare in
cases where the child was
raised from infancy, and
such discord seems to oc-
cur more often with youths
adopted at an older age.
There seems to be less
trauma in children placed
with adoptive parents as
infants, but emotional and
behavioral issues can sur-
face long after adoption,
Strottman said.
People within the adop-
tion community say they
worry about emotional
trauma to the boy. They
say giving up a child 'af-
ter so much time is rare
and undermines the
stability and commitment

that adopted. children
As an adoptee, "you need
reassurance that you are
not alone," said Sixto Can-
cel, a junior at Virginia
Commonwealth 'Universi-
ty who said he experienced
abuse and never found-a
good fit in foster h9mes.
Cancel now advocates
for adopted and fostered
Greg and Robin Smith, of
New Richmond, southeast
of Cincinnati, last week ad-
opted four siblings ages
5 to 12 who they cared
for as foster children for
several years.
Robin Smith acknowl-
edged some anger and
other issues among the
children stemming from
earlier experiences.

From Page 1A
Members of the Elks are
changing that status in a
work project in swing this
week and on into Decem-
ber. The foyer, the lounge,
and other portions of the
structure are getting a face-
lift with new lighting, a few
essential repairs, painting,
and some realignment of
furnishings in the works.
They're hoping to have this
first phase done in a few
days, in time for the Lodge's
Christmas party and New
Year's Eve celebration.
Eventually, they hope
to renovate the original
downstairs portion of
the lodge. Member Paul
Johnson remembers a
time, back in earlier years,
when parents would bring
their kids to the lodge and

let them play in .a space
downstairs dedicated to
the children. A volunteer
babysitter would watch the
kids will their moms and
days enjoyed the company
of their peers upstairs.
That's larger project that
there's no budget for just
now. For the moment, the
Elks are just trying to fresh-
en up the place in smaller
but significant ways. They
want to modernize it so
that it will be ,more wel-
coming both to long-time
members and to a younger
crowd of potential mem-
bers they hope will be at-
tracted by the new look.
They welcome a little new
-blood into the fold, and
say they believe there are
many people who believe
in their various causes who
would enjoy being part of
the club and the goingsron

at the Lodge.
Members of the Lodge
are raising money next
Saturday, Dec. 7, in a big
parking lot bargain sale
this weekend to help raise
a bit more money for the
upgrades and to help fund
the' many charity efforts
that the Elks take on year-
round. They're inviting
vendors to reserve space
for $10 per slot. Tables and
chairs for'each station will
be provided.
The Elks benefit dis-
abled youth and, adults in
Jackson and surrounding
communities. In the last
decade, its members have

built 110 handicap ramps
for the disabled, provided
money for young people
to receive therapy sessions
in their homes, and award-
ed more than $12,000 in.
scholarships 'to Chipola
College students. They also
have. prAvided drug and
alcohol abuse prevention
events and materials. The
Elks also support local vet-
erans in need.
A portion of the proceeds
from the Dec. 7 parking lot
sale will go to the renova-
tion, and a portion to the
community support ef-
forts. The sale begins at 7
a.m. that day and should

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From Page IA

"Luke went to college and
to work for approximately
two years and was doing
really, really well, working
constantly as a (chain food
restaurant) manager, but
then he got involved in the
occupy movement (regard-
ing protest of economic
inequalities) and one day
he just put everything in
a bag and walked off. He
started doing this about
three years ago, and as a
mom I was just horrified,"
Moore said. "I had a lot of
worries-where will he be,
what will be happening to
him at any given time, is
he hungry, is he cold, is he
And there was some-
thing else that she couldn't
shake. Even though she
understands and respects
his decision now, there's
still a little twinge of some-
thing like sadness when
she thinks of it.
She isn't ashamed of
his nomadic path, of the
patched-up overalls he
wears under his jeans and
shirt when he's cold or in
the gritty, soot-covered box
cars, or of his playing guitar
and singing for tips on city
streets. But she can't help
feeling hurt for him when
she imagines what 'other
people might think.
She has aroughidea; she's
guilty herself, she says, of
jumping to negative con-
clusions about people who
live similarly. "I worried
what other people would
think of him, because I
know what's run through
my mind when I see some-
one panhandling. It's the

Luke "Jitter" Flowers, Alexis
Ryan and their dog, Annie, are
visiting with Flowers' relatives
in Jackson County.

whole 'get a job' thing, even
though Luke doesn't pan-
handle per se- he performs
for tips- but that attitude,
I've been there, I have to
admit, so sometimes I feel
like I know what others are
thinking about my child,
I want to tell them what
he's really like. He's kind,
he doesn't steal or any of
those other bad things that
we sometimes want to as-
sociate with people that
we might see living kind
of like he~does. He's a good
kid and I'm proud of him
as my son."
She says her fears over his
choice have ebbed; he calls
her every three or four days
to let her know he's alive
and well, and where he is.
Sometimes, they meet at
a central location if he's in
the area, and sometimes
he brings his traveling
friends home for dinner if
he's close enough.
"He told me' that while
he was young he wanted
to travel the world, to .see
and do everything, and af-
ter that maybe settle down
and do what everybody
else is doing. As time went
on I had to accept that this
was a life choice that he

has a right to make," Moore
said. "For him, it's all about
freedom of choice. And I
can tell you that my son is
a better citizen of the world
now than he was when he
was a teenager. He was
raised morally in a very
good home and it's a place
he knows he can come
back to anytime. He's not
homeless-he's a traveler by
choice and he has become
a person of compassion
and good will. He's smart,
calm and level-headed."
He sings and plays things
like "Folsom Prison Blues"
'and many others that
speak of trains, and of life.,
As he strums and sings,
his i girlfriend sometimes
sings along.' Their dog,
Annie, always provides an
Moore can't let go of the
hope that someday Luke
will settle down, and she
takes heart in knowing that
,he is saving for a van. That's
what he does with some of
the money he earns as a
street performer all over
the United States. She's

,thinking that means he
might be thinking serious-
ly of putting down slightly
deeper roots somewhere.
But if he doesn't she's able
to accept that, too.
"He's seen more things
and been more places, and
had more opportunities
than most people to learn
about the rest of the world
around him," Moore said.
'f his life can open some
eyes to the idea that there
might be a good and valu-
able person inside when;
the cross pathswviih some-
one who's more like Luke
and less like themselves,
there's a lot to" be said for
that. I hope that someday
he'll settle back down, I
won't lie about that, but if
this is what ultimately still
makes him happy, then I
have to be okay with it.
'He earns his money in a
different way than we earn
ours. He shares his talent
and if he makes tips, that's
good. If he doesn't, he has
still enjoyed himself and is
sharing what he loves to do
with others."

Recently he lost the nice
natural wood grain gui-
tar that his father-figure
had given him years ago,
in an incident involving a
movie-like departure from
a train. But he bought an-
other second-hand, in a
shade toward cobalt blue.
Its value in money is not
so much, but its value as a
means of expression goes
far beyond its price tag.
In honor of her son's
compassion for others he
has seen on the roadin dire
circumstances, Moore and
her other children go to a
homeless shelter and feed
the hungry at some point
during the Thanksgiving-
Christmas holidays.
"We do it because it's im-
portant to support him,
and to teach my children
to appreciate what they've
got," Moore said. "There's
the side of person that'has
to be nurtured 'along, to
learn to say and feel that
'It's not all about me.'
I know there have been
times, when Luke was
sometimes alone dur-

ing the holidays, and that
just killed me. There's a
big group of these people
that gather that he's a part
of now, and he enjoys it.
Going to a shelter on holi-
days when he's not here,
it makes us feel closer to
Moore hopes her son will
stick around for Christ-
mas, but she's already see-
ing signs that he's getting
"itchy feet" to be on the
move again. But at least
for now she knows he's not
out in the cold and knows
where he'll lay his head 'on
Thanksgiving eve. He'll be
resting easy under sheets
and blankets at home, with
a nice soft pillow under his
head. It's a bountiful bless-
ing and she's giving her
thanks for the gift.


elements about the char-
A ulth or acters she considered as'
she went along. And she
From Page 1A wrote the ending first, then
my life was full of unusual filled in the middle.
experiences," Romero She already knew some
writes."How can one write things about how she want-
believable stories unless ed her story to end -- get-
there is some experience ting her characters there in
that lends authenticity to a logical way was the bulk
the emotions? Actors are of the story's meat.
often asked to draw on a Romero does share
very sad event in their life aspects of her own his-
to allow them to feel the tory when she speaks to
depth of particular scene. troubled girls in special
Does the scene at hand settings, where she often
have anything to do with appears as a guest. Those'
the experience that was sessions are meant to in-,
drawn upon? No, prob- spire a population of in-
ably not, but given that, dividuals who have had
the emotion will appear more than their share of life
more real than it .would challenges and who may
have been without any- have chosen the wrong
thing to draw on. I knew path in trying to tope with
that one day I would write, circumstances they never
and I believe that many should have had to face. In
first novels draw primarily her book,-some characters
on some aspect of us. So it make those wrong choices,
was just a matter of time. while others follow a path
When I retired and sat that repairs their spirit and
down at the keyboard the leads to their success.
story flowed like water Touching the lives of such
from a vessel." people in a positive way is a
Butbefore that happened major life goal of Romero's,
Romero wasted some time, she says, and it's one of the
she said, in trying to follow driving forces that made
some oft-quoted advice her put hand to paper in
about sitting down and the first place. Her writing
typing just anything until career began long after her
her own story started to children were grown, and
surface. long after she made her
She said she typed so 'living at various jobs and
many versions of "Every sealed her financial well-
good man comes to the aid being in real estate.
of his country" and other Rpmero said she hopes
famous, quotations that her book can be more than
her office floor was' filled a novel for enjoyment, but
with inked paper and she can offer 4 sense of hope
was yet no closer to finding and direction for people
her own voice and story. who find within it some
What she ultimately did, reminders of personal
she said, was set up some truths.
erasable story boards. The library is located at
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Chip ola Chapter

NSDAR celebrates

55 Years of service


Special to the Floridan

State Vice Regent Virgin-
ia Poffenberger attended
the 55 year celebration
of Chipola Chapter NS-
DAR to help honor the 24
founding members who
met at the Chipola Hotel
on Confederate Square
in downtown Marianna
on Oct. '22,' 1958 for the
'formal organizational
meeting of the chapter.
State Regent Nirs. Jack-
son E. Stewart (Maej trav-
eled from Orlando to con-
duct the ceremony. The
organizing regent was Mrs.
Francis Daniel Campbell
(EleanorGrimes). Theoth-
er inaugural officers were
Mrs. George*Albert Lambe
(Joyce Foster), vice regent;
Mrs. Pershing C. Wilson
(Hope Lambe), chaplain;
Mrs. Arthur. Clyde Evans
(Lucy Hall Milton), record-
ing secretary; Mrs. John
C Packard (Floie Daniel
Criglar), correspond-
ing secretary; Miss Julia
Lorimer Criglar, treasur-
er; Miss Elizabeth Pierce
(Ella), registrar; Mrs. Roy
P. Singletar (Mar}' Bruce
Milton), h-istorian; and
Mrs. Robert Allen Wil-
lis, Sr. (Ada Alma Betheaj,
The other members of
the new chapter included:
Mrs. John 1. 'Brownlee, Jr.
(Virginia Maxwell Cri-
giar), Mrs. Ralph W. Foster

(Kate), Mrs. Lamar Gam-
mon (Wilhemina Milton
Carter), Mrs. John Granger
(Louise "Lisa" McKinnon),
Mrs. Creshull C. Har-
rison, Sr. (Margaret Bell
Milton), Mrs. Laurence
Leroy< Jackson, Jr., Mrs.
Earnest P. Lasche (Geor-
gia Baltzell), Mrs. Hayes
Lewis, Jr. ,(Lucy Daffin),
Mrs. Charles. C. Liddon,
Jr., (Margaret Brinson),
Miss Katherine Camille
Liddon, Mrsi Wilson D.
NMcRae (Elizabeth War-
ren), Miss Mary Jane Mil-.
ton, Mrs. Charles Wandeck
(Nell Adams), Mrs. W.Roy
I Wandeck (Virginia Kirk-
land), and Mrs. Bill Milton
Wynn (Willie Daniel
Those with a connec-
tion to the founding mem-
bers were recognized at
the November meeting
of the chapter. Several
were connected to more
.than one founding mem-
ber. It was noted that 70
percent of the members
of Blue Springs Society,
N.S.CA.R. have a connec-
tion to, the founding mem-
bers, as Well.,
Educators and others
interested in history are
invited to attend the DAR/
*C.A.R. tea on Sunday, Dec.
,8,at 2 p.m. at the Marianna
Woman's Club Clubhouse..,
The details, of a
Barile of Marianna es-
say contest will be an-

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Chipola Chapter. NSDAR recognized those with a connection to its founding members at a recent meeting. Front row (from
left) are Alma Wandeck Milton, Dorcas Lambe Payne Jackson. Ellyn Harrison Watford. Marianne Montgomery Harrison and
JoAnne Wandeck Wynn. Back row (from left) are Andrea Granger, Ruth Payne Parrish Croxton. Markie Parrish, Mary Bruce
Harris Hamilton. Fran Harris Taylor and Luana Granger Ramsey.

nounced, and Dale Cox
will reveal the catalyst
for his career as a writer

when he tells the story
of Milly Francis, Florida's
Pocahontas, and her con-

nection to DAR supported
Becone College. Please
contact Regent Carolyn

rhese are four cousins of the
founding members: Sallie
Harris Mathis, Guy Jack
Green, Fran Harris Taylor, and
Mary Bruce Harris Hamilton
enjoy remembering founding
members Mary Bruce
Singletary, Lucy Evans and Ella

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


Christine Elaine Cham-
pion, age 60. of Alford,
passed away on Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 at her
home surrounded by her
She was bom in IlWon.
New York to the late Gerald
Sterling and Elizabeth Ben-
ny Sterling. Christine
moved to Alford in 1972
and was of the Baptist
faith. She loved taking care
of her family and camping.
Christine worked in house-
keeping at the Chipola
Nursing Pavilion and was
considered to be a hard
worker by all that knew
She was preceded in
death by her parents and
two sisters. .
Christine is survived by
her children; Charles
Champion, Jr. .(Christy) ot
Alford, Lisa Odom (Charles
Sullivan) of Alford, James
Champion (Star'i of Alford,
Bobby Champion (Mindy
Purecka) of Alford, five
brothers, three sisters and
thirteen grandchildren.
Senrices for Christine will
be held on Friday, Novem-
ber 29, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in
the Marianna Chapel Fu-
neral Home %%ith Brother
lames Banvick and Sister
Judy Carter officiating. In-
terment will follow in the
Alford Cemetery. A time of
remembrance will be held
on Thursday, November
28, 2013 in the Marianna

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Lester Lee

Lester Lee "Sugarboy"
Cooper, 86, of Bogart, GA,
passed away November 25,
2013 at his residence.
Born in NMarianna, FL, he
was the son of the late Wal-
ter and Bertha Mae Coop-
er. In addition to his pa-
rents, he was preceded in
death by his daughter.
Nora Cooper Witherspoon,
brothers. Walter Shepard
Cooper, King Edward "Big"
Cooper, King David "Little"
Cooper, Henry Cooper,
and Bennie Cooper, and
sisters, Corine Cooper and.
Nlamie Lee Cooper.
Mr. Cooper moved to the
Athens area from Panama
City, FL in 2002. He 'reaf-
firmed his faith that same
year and until his death
was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church.
Nir. Cooper was an avid
sports fan as well as an ex-
ceptional athlete in his
own right which garnered
his nickname "Sugarboy"
because his basketball
skills were so "sweet".
NMemorial services will be
held Friday, November 29.
2013 at 2:00 PM at Trinity
Lutheran Church with Rev.
Aaron Reinking officiating.
A reception will follow the
Survivors include his
wife, Aron Mae (Allen)
Cooper; sons, Gene Cooper

and Tommy Bowers
(Mary); son in law, Cordell
Witherspoon (Julie); grand-
children, Kir Enoch
(Jaque), William Wither-
spoon, Tonj4 Cooper and
Rebecca Witherspoon;
great grandchildren, Asim-
Malik Enoch-Johnson
(Shetia), Gregory Hall, Jr.,
Layne Witherspoon, Maya
Witherspoon, Shaye With-
erspoon and Jordan Craw-
ford; great-great grandchil-
dren, Ayonna Enoch-
Johnson, Liliana Enoch-
Johnson and maiden Page.
Lord & Stephens, West is
in charge of arrangements.

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Beverly Blynn
Conrad Young

Beverly BIynn Conrad
Young, 61, of Panama City,
Floridalpassed away at Gulf
Coast-Hospital on Novem-
'ber 21, 2013 after a coura-
geous battle with liver can-
cer. Being a breast cancer
survivor she never gave up
hope of defeating cancer
once again to see her be-
loved granddaughter Olive
grow into a young woman.
BIlTnn was born October
30,1952 in Marianna, Flori-
da to Beverly Bowels Con-
rad and the late E. Bruce
Conrad. In 1970 she gradu-
ated from NMarianna .High
School and from Chipola
Junior College in 1972. She
then moved to Panama
City. Florida where she
completed the LPN nursing
program 'at Gulf Coast
Community College.
Blynn was a loving moth-
er, grandmother, daughter,
sister, and friend to many.
Blynn had the gift of gab
and her telephone was
:never far away from her

ear. As a child she was
constantly teased about
being a redhead but she
got the last laugh as her
hair turned a beautiful au-
burn in adulthood. Blynn
was an avid FSU fan, ador-
ed her cats and caring for
her plants and flowers. She
loved cooking for her son
and his friends and teach-
ing her granddaughter how
to stir the pot.
Blynn was preceded in
death by her father E.
Bruce Conrad and sister
Survivors include iher
mother, Beverly Bowles
Conrad of Marianna, her.
son Conrad Young, her sis-
ter Karon Conrad, nd
granddaughter Olive
Young, all of Panama City,
Florida along with her
brother A. Bruce Conrad of
Cairo, Egypt.
Some special friends who
were in nearly constant at-
tendance of Blynn during
her illness were Darleen
Wilson, Debbie, McVey
Reeves, Julie Seay Hatcher,
Nicole Chaney, Sandi Wolf,
Alyce Lindsey, Byron
Shumaker, and Pain Rey-
nolds. Blynn's sister-in-
law, Jean Tawa, came half
way around the world from
Egypt to be with Blynn and
tend to her every need and
provided support for the
whole family.
A golden heart stopped
A beautiful smile at rest,
God broke our' hearts. to
prove to us,,
He only takes the best.
A memorial service is
planned for December 1,
LAGE, 2808 W. 12th St. in
Panama City at 2:00 PM 16-,
cated behind Hunt's Oyster
Bar on Beck Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the
Emerald Coast Hospice at
421 W. Oak Ave. Panama
City. Florida 32401.


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Marianna Bridge Club

announces winners

Special to the Floridan

The Marianna Dupli-
cate Bridge Club an-
nounced the winners of
the Nov. 25 game. They
are as follows:
North South;
o First place-Bill Lies
- Doris Ottinger
n Second place-lane
Sangaree Dorothy
,Third place-Kitty
Myers Sara Lewis
East West:
"First place-Becky
Simkins Jeff Payne
Second place-Nan-

From.Page 1A

partner with them. and
make this a big event."'
And the idea for a ben-
efit gospel sing was born.
Planned for Saturday,
Dec. 7, in the audito-
rium at thle Assembly of
.God campgrounds on
U.S. 90 in Marianna, the
show gets underway .at 6
p.m. with a short Honor,
Guard ceremony, and
then the gospel gets going
with four acts on the bill:
Norma Merritt's Com-
* munity Choir, Evangel
Quartet, The Drummond
Family and The Free-
dom Hill Quartet. The
songs continue until 8:30
Admission to the eve-
ning of gospel music is
a new, unwrapped toy
for the Marine Corps Re-

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cy Watts Judy Duell
,Third place-Rose-
lyn Wheeler Martha
Fourth place-James
Gunderson AUene
The Marianna Bridge
Club is sanctioned by
the American Contract
Bridge League. The
game is held every
Monday at 1 p.m. at St.-
Luke's Episcopal Church
in Marianna at4362
Lafayette Street. Anyone
is welcome to come and
play or observe. For more
information and part-
ners, call Ubby Hutto at

serve's Toys for Tots pro-
gram. But don't let the lack
of a toy donation keep you
away. Sheriff Roberts says
organizers just want ev-
eryone to come and have
a good time.
A special invitation is ex-
tended for all uniformed
Marines to participate
or simply attend and be
honored at. the event.
For more information,
Marines can call JCSO at
Asked about his reasons
for' continuing to help
children's programs like
Toys for Tots, Roberts re-
calls Backpacks for Kids,
which sends groceries
home to area students in
"If we have children who
are hungry," he said, "we
certainly have children in
need of Christmas."
"This is the rime we need
to think about giving."

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-1 1.0A THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28,2013

Prep Basketball

Brelovels late bucket gives

Malone 4th straight win

Malone's Curteeona Brelove
made a shot with 56.7 seconds
left to put her team *p for good
and lift the Lady Tigers to a 35-34
victory over the Niarianna Lady
Bulldogs on Tuesday night at
Brelove scored 10 of her game-
high 24 points in the fourth quar-
ter to give the Lady Tigers their
fourth straight win to improve to
5-2 on the year.
Malone led 16-13 at halftime
after a slow start that saw Mari-
anna jump out to an 8-2 lead
before an 11-minute scoreless
stretch paved the way for a 14-0
Lady Tigers run.
A floater in the lane by Brelove
early in the third put Nialone up
20-14, but Marianna answered

knocking in three three-pointers
during the run.
Another triple by Danielle
Holden put the Lady Bulldogs
up 27-23 going into the fourth
quarter, but it was the final pe-
riod when Brelove took over the
game. .
The 6-foot-2 senior scored
on an offensive rebound and
put-back on the first play of
the fourth, then added a three-
pointer to give Malone the lead,
and got a steal that led to a three-
point play to put the Lady Tigers
up 31-27 with 4:50 remaining.
The margin was trimmed to
one at 33-32 when Shaniah Spell-
man banked in a three-pointer
for Marianna with 3:06 to play,
and Holden put the Lady Bull-
dogs back in front briefly with a
steal that led to a foul and two

back with 13-3 run to close out clutch free throws with 1:12 left.
the period, with Kira Highsmith But Brelove scored inside on

the very neKt play to put the Lady
Tigers back up one with just un-
der a minute to play,
NMarianna had a chance to tie
or retake the lead when Shakira
Handsford got fouled and went
to the line for a one-and-one
with 29.1 seconds remaining,
but she missed the front end and
Brelove claimed the rebound.
The Lady Tigers then played
keep-away with the ball over the
final 29 seconds as Marianna
tried unsuccessfully to commit a
foul to stop the clock.
' Ahgelica Livingston added
eight points for Malone, while
Holden led Marianna with 11
points, with Highsmith adding
nine points, and Spellman eight.
Malone is scheduled to face
Blountstown on the road Mon-
day at 5 p.m., while Marianna
will host Pensacola Catholic on
Tuesday at 6 p.m.

F"-ilue BhTli c.Atri
Malone's Curteeona Brelove (34) defends Marianna's Angelica Godwin
during a game at Chipola on Tuesday night.


.Bul1ldogs brek, streak

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on Malonel

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The Nlarianna Bulldogs
snapped a foiir"-game losing skid'
to the Malone Tigers on Tuesday
night at Chipola, using A domi-
nant fourth -quarter to pull away
late for a M-45 victory.
Leading by just. a point enter-,
ing the final period,,the Bulldogs'
went on an 8-2 run to start the
quarter, and then extended the
lead to 15 to buckets by Shaqua-r
ious Baker and Roderick Cope-
land and a pair of breakaway
dunks by Herman Williams.-''
The win came as a great r 'elief
to the Bulldogs, who had lost
four straight and five out of, six,
in the series over the past three
"it had -been -a little while for
uts,"AMarianna coach Travis' Blan-
ton said after the game. "But:
this was a good, quality wvin
over a quality program. They're'
a very well-coached team. They
wouldn't go away tonight. The b(
final score was no indication of ~
what type of game it was."*.
The Bulldogs stormed out of
the gate with'l6 straight points
to start the game, as the Tigers
'struggled early to protect the ball
against Niarianna's defensive,
pressure, leading to several easy
baskets in transition for N'IHS.
Mlarianna had three dunks and
several Iayups during the domi-
nant opening period that ended
with a 22-7 Bulldogs lead. P~iCG 6, P ?A[ I: h'MW
MariannaT~s Roderick Copeland (25) and Trey Clemmons fight for a rebound with a Malone player
See BULLDOGS, Page 5B' during a game Tuesday night at Chipola.

Prep Basketball

SHS boys'fall to,0-3; girlswin bigat PSJ

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The Sneads Pirates dropped to 0-3 to
start the season with a 48-42 road loss to
the Port St. Joe Sharks on Friday night,
while the Sneads girls picked up a 54-31
victory in the first game of the night.
The boys were coming off of close
home losses to district foes Altha and
Vernon to start the year, and again had a

chance late in Tuesday's game trailing by
just three in the final minute.
SBut the Pirates were un-
able to convert offensively,
and the Sharks closed out
the game at the free throw
line to secure the wvin.,
Port St. Joe dominated the free throw
battle all night, making 15-of-22 while
Sneads was just 3-of-8.

Darius Williams had 14 points to lead
Sneads, with JeremyWert adding 12.
Despite the 0-3 record. Pirates coach
Bruce Hubbs said he believes his team is
heading in the right direction.
"We're playing pretty hard. We're get-
ting there, but we're just not scoring as
much as we need to," lie said. "We only

Prep Basketball

Graceville's Deangelo Bell tries to make a
layup in a game against Altha last week.


falls to

dpenil'ichioridan :om
The Graceville Tigers finished their
two-game trip to Geneva, Ala.,. for a
Thanksgiving tournament on Thes-
day night with a 53-36 loss to the host
Graceville (2-2) was coming off of a
*49-38 victory over Samson (Ala.) on
Monday night, but the Tigers could not
sustain that momentum Tuesday and
struggled to find offense all night.
The Tigers scored just 10 points in the
first half and trailed by 12 at the break,
and the Panthers went up 35-24 in the
third quarter before pulling away in the
"We just couldn't make shots," Gracev-
ille coach Man Anderson said. "We didn't
.play with a whole lot of intensity. We got
good shots, but we just didn't make any.,
We didn't play very well and Geneva is a
pretty good team,.solid and well-round-
' ed. They're good enough to beat you, es-
pecially at their place."
`The last game before the holiday break
is always challenging for teams, but An-.
derson said the performance probably
had more to do with his team's lack of
"The holidays are always a little dif-
ficult. but we're just young and our
youth showed," he said. "We started get-
ting down on ourselves when the shots
weren't going. With a young team, that's
going to happen from time to time.
We've just got to overcome that and find
ways to get better."
Marquavious Johnson had 15 points
on five three-pointers to lead the Tigers,
while Derek White added seven points.
Gavin Danlyle Ied three Geneva players
in double figures with 14 points..

Sports Briefs

High School Football
The Cottondale Hornets will host the
Blountstown Tigers in the IA state
semifinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
High School Boys Basketball
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5:30 p.m. and 7p.m.' Chipola will play Indian Hills on
Friday and Volunteer State on Satur-
Chipola Men's Basketball day, with both games at 3:30 p.m.

,-The Indians will travel to Niceville
this weekend to play in the North-
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Chipola Women's Basketball
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Northwest Florida Rick Flores Clas-
sic in Niceville this weekend, taking
on Santa Fe on Friday and Miami-
Dade on Saturday.
Both games tip at 1:30 p.m.

Sports Items
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Tigers try to build for long haul

The Associated Press be a regular near the top.
"There is no doubt," the first-
AUBURN, Ala. This is noth- year coach said on Thesday. "Au-
ing new for the Auburn Tigers, burn is a great place. Auburn is
however it seems. a place where you can win and
The fourth-ranked Tigers have win on a consistent basis. I ain
surged into the national champi- real proud of this team that
onship picture with a huge sea- they have gotten to this point.
son, just like they did in 2004 and They have improved each game
2010 after opening amid modest and set themselves up to go to
expectations. Remaining in that Atlanta."
rarefied air over a sustained pe- The turnaround has been both
riod like rival No. 1 Alabama sudden and impressive.
-is the next challenge. The Tigers are in the not al-
First things first, Auburn (10-1, together, enviable position of
6-1 Southeastern Conference) having., perhaps the ultimate
gets a chance to find out how measuring stick for consistency
well this team stacks up against three hours. away. Nick Saban
the, Crimson Tide on Saturday has turned the two-time defend-
with the winner moving on to ing national champion Tide (11-
the league championship game 0, 7-0) into a juggernaut with no
i Atlanta. signs!of slippage.
Win or lose, the big-picture "We want to, win this game,
task for coach Gus Malzahn and and I think this will be a ireasur-
the Tigers is trying to measure ing stick of how we've grown as
up to their in-state rival over the a team, where we are and where
long haul. we want to head," Auburn tight
Malzahn believes Auburn can end C.J. Uzomah-said.

Auburn has had- three unde-
feated seasons since 1993 only
to have all three coaches Terry
Bowden, Tommy Tuberville and
Gene Chizik ousted within
five years. The most precipitous
decline came when Chizik was
fired last November two sea-
sons after winning the 2010 title,
going from 14-0 to 3-9 in that
Now, the Tigers have'climbed
right back to college football's
top tier.
"As coach Malzahn says, we
started in the outhouse and now
we're headed to 'the penthouse,"
Auburn tailback Tre Mason said.
Now, the trick is staying there.
The Tigers have gotten off to
a good start in building for the
long haul. -They brought in an
initial recruiting class that in-
cluded highly rated freshman
defensive linemen Carl Lawson
and. Montravius Adams and ju-
nior college quarterback Nick
Marshall, an instant starter.

Southeastern' Conference

Pinkel: Big game ahead, just another week

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. There's
one more hurdle to cleqr for No.
5 Missouri.
Beat No. 19 Texas A&M at
home on Saturday and the Ti-
gers, 'an SEC afterthought back
in August, goes to the confer-
ence championship game.
Coach Gary Pinkel acknowl-
edged on Monday that it's a big
"We're excited about playing
this game," Pinkel said. "We'
worked real hard to get to this
position. You know what, you'
compete for a championship,
you've got to beat good people."
Missouri (10-1, 6-1 SEC) must
win to get to the Dec. 7 title
game in'Atlanta.
A loss would result in a tie for
first place in the SEC East with
South Carolina (9-2, 6-2), which
would get the nod based on
head-to-head competition.
Whatever happens, much has
been accomplished.
"In -any business, when you
have adversity, that's what you
get judged by," Pinkel said.
"When things get really, really
tough. We persevered. I'm really
proud of our staff and our play-
ers. I, shake my head, how they
play and how they compete."
There's more to do. No' one's
looking ahead to the title game

Missouri's Marcus Lucas (85) celebrates a win over Mississippi at Vaught-
Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday.

or a BCS berth. It's, all'about
beating A&M (8-3,4-3).
"I wouldn't have it any other
way," guard Max Copeland said.
"The bigger the stakes, the most
fun it gets. We're rock and 'roll-
ers, all our chips are in, man.
Let's go!"
Offensive tackle Justin Britt
wrinkled. his nose at the notion
it's been a "satisfying" season
after last year's SEC debut disas-
ter. The 5-7 finish complicated
by numerous injuries ended a
string of eight consecutive bowl,
games, and expectations were

"You use 'that word and you
get complacent," Britt said. "It's
felt real good. I'm happy and the
team's happy with what's hap-
pened and we're all just trying to
reach our goals."
.The Tigers have 'stumbled
just once, losing in overtime to
South Carolina at home.
Early on they showed their
mettle with a win at Georgia, the
school's first road victory over
a Top 10 opponent since 1981,
and they overcame another
crowd, beating Ole Miss 24-10
on Saturday night.
School is out this week, but.

students will flock back to cam-
pus early to be there for A&-M.
"It'll be just nuts," senior quar-
terback James Franklin said,
"'because it's Senior Night and
because of how we've been do-
ing this year.
"The fans want to come for
what's on~the line."
The practice schedule vwill be.
altered somewhat so players'
have a chance to go home for
Thanksgiving. No classes means
more preparation time, toq.
Not too much. -
Pinkel said he used to get so
wired on game day, especially
for a night game.
"That's just my intensity, that's
howl am," the coach said. "This
is fun, this is really fun compet-
ing'for a championship. This is
why you do it."
Over the years, he's learned to
better harness those emotions.
He'll downplay the implications
with players.
"I'm not going to talk about
that much. It's all clutter," he
said. "We call it the grind. Wake
up Saturday and play your best
During the Senior Night cer-
emony, Pinkel always sheds
some tears and hands out 'hugs
all around, and hopes everyone
snaps back to attention and
'uses'-it as inspiration and not a


Quarterbacks struggle prior to 0Civi War

The Associated Press

Oregon State's Sean Mannion
and Oregon's Marcus Mariotal
are two strikingly different quar-
terbacks who have both seen
their seasons take a frustrating
The two will play with mostly
pride on the line and perhaps
redemption,- when the No. 12
Ducks host the Beavers in the
annual Civil War rivalry, game
Friday afternoon.
Mariota, who took a hard hit
to the head in last weekend's
42-16 loss to Arizona, says he
has'passed all of the concussion
tests and will play. But there are
still lingering questions about
the health of his left knee.
Mannion's issue seems to be
confidence after throwing 10

interceptions in Oregon States
last three games all losses.
He threw three in the Beavers'
69-27 loss to Washington last
While Mannion has had a
rough recent run, overall he's
on track for a record-rbreaking
season for the Beavers (6-5,4-4).
He's ranked second nationally
with- an average of 371.7 yards
passing, and fourth with an av-
erage of 31.5 competitions per
He's got Oregon State's single-'
season record of 34 touchdown
passes already this season, which
also ranks him second among
FBS quarterbacks behind Fresno
State's Derek Carr.
Mariota, meanwhile, is known
for his scrambling ability as
much as his arm but he's been

hampered in recent weeks by.
what appears to be a knee injury
he sustained in the first half of
Oregon's victory over UCLA on
Oct. 28. He had negative yard-
age on the ground, a result of
six sacks, against Stanford and
He has said that he's not tak-
ing off as often because, of what
defenses have been throwing at
him, insisting that the knee isn't
an issue. There's no way to tell
how serious it is, because Or-
egon doesn't discuss injuries as
a policy.
But ihe attention shifted from
the knee to his head this week.
Mariota said he got his "bell
rung" while trying to tackle Ari-
zona's Shaquille Richardson on
an interception late in the loss to
the Wildcats.

Oregon quarterback Marcus,-
Mariota carries the ball against
Arizona on Saturday In Tucson,




coach fired
The Associated Press

BOCA RATON-Florida Atlan-
tic has withdrawn Carl Pelinii's
resignation as football coach
and has firedhim instead, saying
they had cause to do so because
he failed to report'certain con-
duct of a member of his staff.
The letter, dated Tuesday and
sent to Pelini's home address by
FAU Interim President Dennis
Crudele, does not cite drug use
as a reason for the firing.
Pelini resigned Oct. 30 after
FAU- athletic director Patrick
Chun said he and former defen-
sive coordinator Pete Rekstis ac-
knowledged using illegal drugs.
Pelini denied that claim, though
a member of his FAU staff assist-
ed the school's investigation by
writing an affidavit claiming to
have personally witnessed him
using marijuana and cocaine.
Pelini eventually asked that the
resignation be withdrawn and
got his wish, though did not get
his job back.
"I recognize the importance
to you of clarifying that you did
not resign because you admit-
ted to using illegal drugs,, and
that FAU did not terminate 'your
employment because of a find-
ing' that you used illegal drugs,"
Crudele wrote. "Accordingly, ,to
clarify these significant points
and to complete our discussions
regarding your separation from
employment at FAU, your resig-
nation is withdrawn."
Crudele also told Pelini that
FAU believes its officials act-
ed properly .with the way they
handled the circumstances sur-
rounding the coach's departure.
The move means the former
coach will not 'be asked for a
$500,000 repayment the school
could have demanded because
he resigned, though it was un-
clear if the Owls 'would have
pursued that fee anyway. It also
lauds Pelini for the work he did
with the Owls.
FAU (5-6) is 3-0 since Pelini was
replaced by interim coach Brian
Wright, and could become bowl-
eligible with a win in the regular-
season finale against FlU.
Crudele wrote to Pelini that
the Owls' finish this season "is
a direct reflection of your good

American Athletic Conference

No. 17 UCF prepares to host rival South Florida

The Associated Press

ORLANDO The 17th-ranked
UCF Knights don't see their
game against South Florida as a
big rivalry game, they see it as a'
championship contest.
"We see just look at it as anoth-
er championship game, another
conference game that we've got
to win," senior wide receiver
Jeffrey Godfrey said.' "We're just
going out there like every week,
practicing hard for a champi-
onship game and not worrying
about the rivalry (or) anything
else anybody wants to call it."
The 17th-ranked Knights (9-1,
6-0) can clinch at least a share
J of the American Athletic Confer-

ence championship and move a
step closer to a' BCS bowl with a
victory over USF (2-8,2-4).
UCF is 0-4 in the series, which
has been referred to as the "War
on 1-4." The teams played from
2005-08, but have not met since,
which may explain why the play-
ers don't see it the same way the
two fan bases do.
Knights' coach George O'Leary
understands his players,
"You've got to understand,
these kids were in junior high
the last time we played," O'Leary
said Monday. "If there's any still
around, they're ineligible."
The Knights coach has always
been in favor of playing USF, and

is happy that the two will now
be meeting regularly since they
both play in the AC.
"I've always been pushing" to
play South Florida every year,
O'Leary said. "I think it would
help both schools from a growth
standpoint. I think it would help
both schools from a stadium at-
tendance capacity standpoint. I
think it would help both schools
from a fan interest standpoint.
"There are so many more posi-
tives than negatives. I don't know
any negatives."
UCF offensive linemen Jordan
and Justin McCray say they hive
not talked to their older brother,
Cliff, who played in the 2007
game which USF won 64-12.

"We didn't get to make it to that
game, but I remember (UCF)
definitely didn't do well against
them," Justin McCkay said. "I
guess we can look-at that and say
we definitely need to play a lot
better than that, but I think we're
a better team.
"We practice really hard and
we're going to go out there and
do what we need to do."
UCF has certainly been on a
roll with six consecutive victo-
ries. The Knights can match the
2007 team fot the longest win-
ning streak in program history
with a win on Friday night.
The game, which will be the
400th since the UCF program's
inception in 1979, will also give

the Knights a chance to reach
double-digit victories for the sec-
ond consecutive season and the
third time in the past four years.
While the players may be
downplaying the significance of
the rivalry, there is one challenge
they are acknowledging: O'Leary
has told them they have yet to
play their best gamelof the sea-
son, where both sides of the ball
and the special teams are really
"He's mentioned it, not just
this week, but pretty much ev-
ery game this year," Jordan Mc-
Cray said. ". We want to come to-
gether as a team to put together
a great effort overall, not just in
one phase of the game."

Auburn running
backTre Mason
(21) and the
Tigers face No.
1 Alabama on
Saturday In one
of the biggest
Iron Bowls in
history of the



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Clemson at South Carolina

No. 10 Gamecocks focused on No. 6 Tigers first

The Associated Press
the main goals South Carolina.
coach Steve Spurrier wants to
achieve is out of the hands of
the No. 10 Gamecocks.
"If you ask me whether I'd win
the SEC Championship or beat
Clemson, I'd rather win the SEC.
Championship if I had a choice,"
Spurrier said.
But he doesn't have the
While his Gamecocks take on
No., 6 Clemson, Missouri will be
playing 19th-ranked Texas A&M.
If No. 5 Missouri wins, the Ti-
gers are in the SEC title game. A

loss puts South Carolina in only
its second SEC Championship
"We have no control over that
game. After we play ours here,
some of you guys in here will tell
me what happened, probably,"
Spurrier said.
It is an unprecedented distrac-
tion in this rivalry game. Satur-
day's game is the first time both
teams have been in the top-10
when they have played.
The Gamecocks have a 17-
,game home winning streak,
and quarterback Connor Shaw
has never lost at Williams-Brice
Stadium. I I I
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney

won't argue that South Carolina and the Gamecocks promptly
has the momentum in the rivalry fell behind 14-0 before coming
and doesn't buy that the Game- back to beat'the Gators 19-14.
cocks will be distracted easily. Spurrier said it doesn't matter
"If you think they're going to to him what they do in the sta-
give up a 17-game home winning dium. Saturday night with ,the
streak on Senior Day very eas- Missouri game.
ily, I've got some swamp land in "Obviously nowadays, anyone
Florida for you," Swinney said. who wants to know the score
The Gamecocks faced a similar of that game can find IT. Cell-
situation two weeks ago, kicking phones, Blackberry or they
off against Florida while Georgia can ask somebody next to them,
and Auburn finished their game. 'Hey, what's the score? What's
The Bulldogs lost, putting South, Missouri doing?' They'll know,"
Carolina in position to win the Spurrier said. "But again, it's
SEC East. The school showed not, goingto help us one way
the end of the Auburn-Georgia or another to k4iow. All of our
game on the giant screen at Wil- thoughts are on the game right
liams-Brice during timeoufs,' here."

Steve Spurrier and South Carolina
host Clemson on Saturday.

Michigan vs. Ohio State,

Teams go down different

paths after 2011 game

Th&Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio A lot has hap-'
pened in the two years since players from
Qhio. State and Michigan the Buck-
eyes with their heads down, the'Wolver-
ines wildly celebrating left the field at
Michigan Stadium.
After beating their rivals seven years in
a row, the Buckeyes lost that 2011 game
40-34. At 'the time, it seemed as if the'
game might mark a tectonic shift for the
two teams.
Those were dark days for Ohio State,'
which, had seven losses that season, its
most, since 1897. And the NCAA was
about to levy sanctions that would rock
the program.
Michigan, under first-year coach Brady
Hoke, captured its 10th win and ap-
peared to have recaptured its national
prominence after the woeful era of Rich
That one 'game appeared to have
marked a sea change for both of the sto-
ried programs. Or did it?
The third-ranked Buckeyes have won
almost every game since and are in the
thick of the national championship chase
under coach Urban Meyer, who has not
lost on their sideline.
Meanwhile, Hoke is dealing with yet
another late-season swoon and the
maize and blue have more doubters than

No. 3 Ohio State
hasn't lost any of
its 23 games with R, --4
Urban Meyer on the *aes" .
sideline. I Al

Will Saturday's 110th edition of The
Game flip things yet again?
It was a nadir for Ohio State back in
2011. A season of innuendo, defections
and investigations had resulted in the
forced departure of coach Jim Tressel
earlier that season. He was dismissed
for failing to disclose that several of his
players had most likely received im-
proper benefits from the subject of a
federal drug probe.
A month after the game, Ohio State
hired Meyer, an Ohio native who had
spent a year as an -ESPN analyst after
winning two national titles at Florida.
.He didn't coach. in the bowl game, which
Ohio State lost in a final bit of irony to
Florida, 24-17.
Since then, Meyer and the Buckeyes
(11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) have played 23 games
and won them all a school record.
Meanwhile, Michigan has fallen off its
perch. ,
"This is a big game for us and foi this
program," Michigan senior defensive
tackle Mike Martin had said after the
signature victory against the Buckeyes
in 2011. "For us to take this step as a
team is huge and it's something we're
never going to forget, these' fans, and
this fan base is never going to forget."
If not forgotten, that victory certainly
has faded.


Devils near 'dream

The Associated Press
1DURHAM, N.C. -No.
24 Duke is in' the midst of
one of the most successful
seasons in program his-
tory. Just don't refer to the
Blue Devils as one-year
The perennial losers are
a victory against North
Carolina from setting a
school record with 10 wins
and earning a spot in the
Atlantic Coast Conference
championship game..
Players insist this season
hasn't been a flash in the
pan. Rather, it's the latest
step forward in the. con-
struction of a consistent
"I'rn confident in what
coach (David Cutcliffe)
has don~e here, and what
we've done as a team, and
it's (to) turn the program
around to where now we
expect to have winning
seasons," linebacker Kelby

Brown said Tuesday.
That's a bold statement
for a program that, until
now,hadn't finished above
.500 since 1994.
Beat the Tar Heels on
Saturday, and Duke (9-2,
5-2),will have the Coastal
Division title all to itself
and will face No. 2 Florida
State in its first ACC title
Cutcliffe said before the
win over then-No. 24 Mi-
ami two weeks ago that
winning 10 games would
be "getting into the dream
year" for Duke.
Now the Blue Devils are
one victory from mak-
ing it a reality but are
keeping from getting too
caught up in it.
"The mood in the locker
room is, happy- and up-
spirited because we've
never been in this posi-
tion," receiver Jamison
Crowder said. "At the same
time, the coaches are do-

U Duke's
~, Anthony
Sdirects his,
team against.
Wake Forest
on Saturday
in Winston-
Salem, N.C.

i season'
ing a good job managing
our spirits and everything,
not to get too high, and go
out and playland enjoy the
moment and realize that
things can go backwards.
"Enjoy the moment," lie
added, "but don't get too
They've come along way
from the hapless bunch
that from 1996-2007 had
four winless seasons and
two years with one win.
They've been a perennial
preseason last-place pick
in the Coastal even this
Duke's seven-game win-
ning streak is its longest
since a seven-game run in
1994, also the last time the
Blue Devils appeared in
the national rankings.
"This is why we came
here," Brown said. "We
came here to build this
program up. I fully believe
that's exactly what we're



The Associated I
of a Pac-12 title and
berth one week, ou
the next and now
hunt for both enteri
lar-season finale,
The past three

* '.. ; Pac-12 :,. */

Stanford staying focused through highs; lows
Press \ been a weird and wild stretch than pride at stake. No matter 'and downs thatmaybe:'eveni the are lamenting and callig me
for Stanford, testing the' team's what happens agai'fst the Fight- media and the fans go through names and the sky: is falling
-In control focus and fortitude on and off ing Irish, Stanford will face-No. because we keep our minds on when we lose and 'when people
a Rose Bowl. the field. This one figures to be 13 Arizona State in the. Pac-12 our jobs," Stanford coach David are' exalting us and telling us
t of the mijx no different..' championship game for a spot Shaw said Tuesday. "If we 'win a how wonderful we are when we
back in the. The eighth-ranked Cardinal in the "Granddaddy of Them big game, they don't cancel the :win; those things can't ever af-
ng the regu- (9-2) host No. 25'Notre Dame (8- All." next week. 'If we lose a game, fect the football team or 'coach-
3) on Saturday in a non-confer- "I remind people that we they don't cancel the next week. es because we move on and play
weeks have ence game that has little more don't go,'through all the ups During the week,, when people 'the next week."







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College FEootball




Efforts to enirven offense fai

The Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. With the game. on
the line, Ryan Tannehill' unleashed F
pass majestic in itsarc and distance.'
Mike Wallace spun and stretched
in an acrobatic effort to gmake< the '
Exciting, but incomplete. The ball,
fell to the turf at the goal line, which
is the way it usually goes for the Mi-
api Dolphins' underwheaming, und'-
derachieving offense.
The Dolphins invested heavily in,
upgrading their offense last offsea-*
son, but their yardsper play and 'per
game are lower thi.n in'2012. WVhile ,]
defense has kept the team in almost w
every game, the Dolphins are 5-h6
and struggling mightily to staypin the
race for the final AFC playoff berth. I EA":IE4E`
"If we lose another game, then Miami wide receiver Mike Wallace
we're out of the playoffs," 'center (U) cannot make a ctch as Carolina
NI ke Pouncey sald Tuesday. free safety Mike Mitchell (21) defends
Should the Dolphins fall short, the Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. The
offense will be' the .Orirnary culprit. Panthers defeated the Dolphins, 20-16.
Reading into Sunday's, road gajne ,'tshd to, score 20, 17, 23, 19,
against the New York'Jets, Miami i~"22 'and',consited win games
the only team to 'score less tbari 28 in' the National Football League,"
points in every game ths year. coach Joe Philbin said. "That's hard
In last week's 20-16 loss to Caroli- to do, so we have to score more
na, the Dolphins managed only one points."
touchdown and were shut out over That was the goal when Miami
the last 31 minutes, with Tannehill's went free-agent shopping last March.
desperation 65-yard attempt slip- But new tight end Dustin Keller and
ping off Wallace's hands in the final new receiver, Brandon Gibson suf-
seconds. ,- ered seasohi-ending knee injuries,

new tackle Tyson Clabo was briefly
benched for poor play, and $60 mil-
lion receiver Wallace had trouble
meshing with Tannehill. The team's
bullying scandal sidelined two other
starters, tackle Jonathan Martin and
guard Richie Incognito.
. The result has been a lot of
"We have to be more consistent,"
offensive coordinator Mike Sher-
man said. "We can put together
great highlight tape on some things,'
but then we can also put together
something not so great. We have to
eliminate the not so great and try to
get more great."
The great has mostly involved
Tannehill, on pace to throw for more
than 4,000 yards in his second sea-
son. He continues to earn praise for
his arm strength, aLhieticism and
poise, but his career touchdown-
to-interception ratio is a so-so
Blocking remains the biggest prob-
lem, and the Dolphins are certain to
focus on upgrading the offensive
line next offseason. Tannehill has
been sacked 44 times, a franchise
record with five games to go, and
Miami is on pace for its lowest rush-
ing total since 2004.
The ground game's so unproduc-
tive the Dolphins call pass plays 66
percent of the time, fourth highest
in the league.

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Eagles Q, Foles

named starter

for rest of season

The Associated Press
quarterback Nick Foles has
been 'named Philadelphia's
starter for the rest of the
Coach Chip Kelly made
the announcement Tuesday
as the team returned from
its bye week and began
preparations for the Arizona
Cardinals (7-4) on Sunday.
The Eagles (6-5) are tied
forfirst place in theNFCEast
with the Dallas Cowboys.
"Nick will be our starter,"
Kelly said. "And hopefully
we get Mike (Vick) back
through a full week of prac-
tice and he'll be able to be
the No. 2 guy."
Foles, in his second sea-
son, replaced Vick, who re-
injured his hamstring in a
loss to the New York Giants
on Oct. 27. The Eagles have
saved their season after a
rocky start and he's been the
focal point.
Foles has played in parts

of seven games this season.
In five starts, he's 4-1, and
overall, he has thrown for
1,554 yards with 16 touch-
downs and no intercep-
tions. What's more, he's
thrown 199 passes, dating
back to last season, without
an interception.
"I feel the same," Foles
said. "Nothing has really
His quarterback rating of
128.0 is on pace to break
the regular-season record of
Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers
(122.5), set in 2011. Twice
this season, Foles has been
named the NPC Offensive
Player of the Week.
On the flip .'side is Vick,
who is still battling his way
back, and was informed of
the decision Tuesday.
"Chip is a straight-up guy,"
Foles said. "He came in and
told me I'm No. 1 and told
Mike he's No. 2. It's not like
in the movies where every-
one sits down and there's


Seahawks' Thurmond suspended for violating league's substance abuse policy

Tr i-kAorciated Press--

'.RENTON, Wash. Back
from their bye week, with
the best record in the NFL
and heading into a Mon-
day night showdown with
the Saints, Pete Carroll and
the Seattle Seahawks spent
Tuesday dealing with the
kinds of distractions they
believed were over.
Instead, the Seahawks
are adding to the list of
player suspensions they've
faced since Carroll took
over in 2010.
"We're still trying to work
through it. I'll say it again,
I've always found myself
looking for guys that may-

be'other people, doift see
something special in and
we take a chance on a guy
here or there that needs
spme extra consideration
and care," Carroll said.
"And sometimes guys they
have issues and things
pop up but I've 'always
been kind of hopeful and
make guys find the best
in them and bring it out.
'Sometimes it works out
and sometimes it doesn't.
We'll certainly hang with
our guys and take care of
Starting cornerback Wal-
ter Thurmond was offi-
cially suspended Tuesday
by the NFL for the team's

next four games for violat-
ing the league's substance
abuse policy, leaving the
Seahawks, short-hand-
ed going into Monday's
matchup against New
Thurmond will be eli-
gibleto return to the active
roster on Monday, Dec. 23,
before the final game of
the regular season, but his
'absence leaves a hole in a
secondary that was previ-
ously missing starting cor-
nerback Brandon Browner
because of a groin injury.
Thurmond's suspension
was first reported by NFL.
corn over the weekend.
Thurmond took to iwitter

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and apologized on Sunday,
writing, "Yes I made a mis-
take and I have to live with
the consequences. I'm dis-
appointed in myself for
letting my teammates and
family down,"
Thurmond's is the sixth
Seattle player, officially
suspended for substance-
abuse or performance-en-
hancing drugs violations
by the league since 2011.
That doesn't include Rich-
ard Sherman, whose sus-
'pension' Was overturned
on appeal late last season.
"I don't know that we can

expect to be perfect. We
would like to be, but that
isn't the case," Carroll said.
"It's a big challenge for
these guys to do right and
we want them to do it and
carry through and be there
when we need them and
count on them. It doesn't
always work that way. It
presents opportunities for
other guys.' We've always
championed that and our
guys have always come
through and they'll do that
'again in this instance.",,
Thurmond has started
three games this season

for Seattle, including the
team's last game against
Minnesota when he had
his first interception of
the season and returned it
29 yards for a touchdown.
'Even when he wasn't start-
ing, Thurmond was a criti-
cal member of one of the
NFL's best secondary units
as the fifth defensive back
in passing situations.
Thurmond beat out vet-
eran Antoine Winfield;
whom Seattle signed in the
,offseason,' for the nickel
cornerback spot during
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MLD: Atlanta

Ga. comnussioners approve plan for Braves stadium

The Associated Press

Atlanta Braves are a step
closer to moving out of
downtown Atlanta, the
Major League Baseball
team's home for the past
47 years.
The Cobb County Com-
mission in suburban At-
lanta voted 4-1 Tuesday
night to approve a new
$672 million stadium,
which officials hope to
open for the 2017 season
at a site 10 miles northwest
of the Georgia capital city's
The vote followed public
comment for and against
the deal, whichmwill require
millions of dollars in pub-
lic funds. The project is
set to take the team out of
downtown Atlanta for the
first time since it moved to
Georgia from Milwaukee
in 1966.
Commissioners have
been holding town hall
meetings to gather feed-

back on the proposal and,
held an extended public
comment period at their
meeting Tuesday' night.
They voted in favor of the
deal despite calls by a di-
verse coalition of citizen
groups for more time.
Four of the five commis-
sioners, including com-
mission Chair Tim Lee,
said they'd had exten-
sive talks with the Braves
and felt they had enough
information to believe
this. would be a positive
Commissioner Lisa Cu-
pid was the lone dissent-
ing vote. Cupid said she
supports the Braves mov-
ing to Cobb County, but
thinks the process moved
forward too quickly and
that she still has some lin-
gering concerns.
"I cannot in good con-
science vote for the MOV,
but I do support the Braves
being in Cobb County," she
said just before the vote.
"This is a most signifi-.

cant and historic day for
our franchise," said Braves
President John Schuerholz
after. the vote, saying he
was thrillede" how the vote
turned out. .. ,..
Mike Plant,, the Braves
executive vice,, president
of business operations,
said the deal couldn't wait
if the stadium and enter-
tainment complex are to
be completed for the 2017
"We got to one finish line
-tonight. We have 'a new
starting line tomorrow,"
he said.
The Braves stunned lo-
cal leaders and fans just
over two weeks ago when
they announced their
planned move. But Braves
executives and Cobb com-
missioners said planning
had been underway for
months and wasn't rushed
or hasry. ,
The 30-year agreement
calls for a mix of reallocat-
ing existing property tax
revenueand implementing

new taxes on business and
tourism to pay for the new
stadium at the intersection
of Interstates 75 and 285.
The team's' current lease
at downtown Thrner Field,
which is jointly owned by
Fulton County and the city
of Atlanta, runs through
the 2016 season.
Those addressing com-
missioners during a pub-
lic comment period had
mixed opinions.
Many supporters 6f the
stadium talked about an
expected positive eco-
nomic benefit, saying the
stadium would bring in
,revenue and attract busi-
ness to the county. Several

held up signs or waved
foam tomahawks that
have long been a staple
at Braves games and wore
T-shjirts that said "Cobb
Horde of the Braves."
"A found4i'on has been
laid forourfuwure success."
said Ben Mathis, incoming
chair of the Cobb Cham-
ber of Commerce. He
called the project a perfect
public-private partner-
ship that would draw new
energy to Lhe county.
Yet some speakers spoke
out against the proposal
under any circumstance,
while others, said they
wanted a delay because
they thought the process

seemed rushed and lacked
A diverse coalition of
citizen groups argued for
more time.
Leaders of the Atlan-
ta Tea Party, Common
Cause of Georgia and the
Sierra Club, among oth-
ers, had asked for a 60-
day delay, saying voters
in the suburban county
haven't had enough time
to consider details of the
"I've been very disap-
pointed in the veil of se-
crecy and' the rush" to
'vote on the deal, Cobb
resident Kevif Daniels

From Page 1B
had four players who
scored (Tuesday), so we've
'got to get some more peo-
ple involved in the scoring.
I think the guys understand
that this isa marathon and
not a sprint. We have to
continue to do things as a
coaching staff to help us get
them into the fourth quar-

ter where they can win and
then put it in their hands
and they have to do it.
"They're coming along
and playing better together
every game. We're getting
more kids in the game.
We're starting to build that
and I think they appreciate
The Lady Pirates had a
much easier time of it in
their game, rolling to a 54-
31 victory and moving to 2-

1 on the young season.
Logan Neel finished with
16 points to'6lead Sneads,.
with Tasherica McMillon
adding 15, Chasiy McGriff
11, and Aaliyah Williams
Both Sneads teams will
next travel to Graceville on
Tuesday to take on the Ti-
gers, with the girls starting
at 4 p.m. and the boys at 7
p.m. after the junior varsity

.11 1 A42-35 MHS, and a dunk by
B UUUUfs J Williams following a Malo-
F 1 ne turnover pushed the
From Page 18 margin to double digits at
The Tigers settled down 50-39 with 2:57 to play.
in the second quarter and A jumper by Chai Baker
slowly clawed their way got the Tigers back to with-
back into the game, with a in nine with 2:40 remain-
three-pointer by Chancel- 'ing! but Shaquarious Baker
lor Lockett, a steal and two answered with two at the
fromAlonze Bailey, and two other end and Marianna
free throws from Lockett kept the lead in double fig-
cutting the margin to sin- ures the rest of the way.
gle digits at 24-16 midway Trey Clemmons finished
through the quarter. with 17 points to lead the
A triple by Bailey and Bulldogs, with' Williams
a bucket by Chai Baker scoring. 14, and Shaquari-
trimmed the lead to 28-22 'ous Baker and Copeland
at the' break, and the Ti- eight each.
gers continued to cut into Johnson led Malone with
the lead in the third with 17 points, while Chai Baker
a basket by Antwain John- had 12, Lockett seven, and
son making it a three-point Bailey six.
game at 29-26. It was the first loss of the
Johnson, who came into season for the Tigers, now
the game as Malone's lead- 4-1, who were certainly
ing scorer at 21 points per not helped by digging a 16-
game, was limited to just point hole in the first five
four points in the first half minutes of the game.
before scoring 10 in the' "Obviously it was a hor-

third period.
He scored with 1:20 left in
the quarter to get the Tigers
to within one at 36-35, but
the Bulldogs quickly, took
control to start the fourth,
A pair of jumpers by Wil-
liams sandwiched a bucket
by Clemmons to make it

From Page 1B
Graceville will have a
busy week coming up with
three county games start-
ing with Monday's road

rendous start, but give Mar-
ianna credit for coming out
fast," Malone coach 'Steven
'Welch said. "I thought our
kids did a great job of fight-
ing back- Maybe our guys
vwere a little overwhelmed
-at the start. It's the first
big game for a lot of them.

contest against the Mari-
anna Bulldogs.
After that, it's a pair
of district games, with
Sneads coming to
town Tuesday and Cot-
tondale visiting on

We'll try to take it-as a les-
son learned and get better
from it.
"But Marianna just basi-
cally came out and over-
powered us physically.
They're averyphysical team
and it was hard for us to
keep them off the boards."
Malone will next go on
the road to Cottondale on
Saturday to take on the
Hornets at 7 p.m., while
Marianna is back in action
Monday at home against
the Graceville Tigers at 7

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Dear Readers: Happy Thanksgiving!
We hope you are fortunate enough to be
spending the holiday with family and
friends. And our personal thanks to.
those who are spending the day volan-
teering at shelters and soup kitchens,
or going to a nearby nursing home and
bringing conversation and attention
to the residents. Bless you for your
kindness and generosity. Here is a
poem-that captures the spirit of the

"Thanksgiving" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(135O-1919) -
We walk on starry fields of white
Aid do not see the daisies,
For blessings common in our sight
We rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight
To crown our lives wvith splendour,
And quite ignore our daily store
if pleasures sweet and tender.
O'Qur cares are bold and push their way
Upon our thought and feeling;
- They hang about us all the day,
',Our time from pleasure stealing.
So unobtrusive manyajoy -

Happy Thanksgiving to
my American readers.
Each year, several good,'
bridge books are repub-
lished, and 201-3 was no
exception. ; ,
Four came from Eng-
land: "Bridge for the : -
Connoisseur"by Hugh
Kelsey, "The'Rabbi and the
Weaker Sex" by David Bird
and Ron Klinger (origi-
nally titled "Kosher Bridge
2"), "Playing to Win at
Bridge" by Ron Klinger (all
Weidenfeld & Nicolson),
and "Card Play Technique"
by Victor Mollo arnd Nico
Gardener (Master Point
Kelsey discusses 58 in-
teresting deals. The rabbi
book is humorous and
instructive. Klinger gives
90 problems, moving from
elementary to intermedi-
ate and on to advanced. -

We pass by and forget it,
But worry strives to own our lives,
And conquers if we let it.
There's not a day in all the year
BBut holds s6me hidden pleasure,
And, looking back, joys oft appear
STo brim the past's wide measure.,
R But blessings are like friends,-I hold,
Who love and labour near us.-
We ought to raise our notes-of praise
While living hearts can hear us.
-Full many a blessing wears the guise
Of worry or of trouble;
Far-seeing is the soul, and wise,
Who knows the mask is double.
But he who has the faith and strength
To thank his God for sorrow
Has found a joy without alloy
To gladden every morrow.
We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and
As weeks and months pass o'er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

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trump. West leads a low

spade and East puts up
the queen. What should
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diamond and four spades.
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CUP REafNi: TOP 59*ACES Of i201

Austin Dillon put a
Nationwide trophy in
his saddlebag.

Sprint Cup
L Jimmne Jorinson. 2,419
2 Matt Kenselh. 2.400
3. Kevin Harvick. 2 385
4. K~yle Busch, 2.364.
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,363.
6. J.ir Gordon. 2.337
7 Chrit Bowyer. 2.336
EL Ioey Logai'o. 2,323.
9 Greg Bifflie 2.321
10. Kurt Busch, 2,309
U Ryan Newman, 2,286.
12. Kasey Kahne. 2.283.
13. Carl Edwards. 2,282.
14. Brad Keselowski, 1.041
15 Jamie McMurray. 1,007.
16. Martin True6 Jr 998.
17. Paul Menard. 949.
18. Aric Airnirola, 913.
19 Picky Stenhouse Jr., 909
20. Jelt Burton, 906
1. Austin Dillon. 1.180.
2 Sam Homish Jk., L 77.
3. Regan Smith. 1,108
4. Elliott Sadler. 1,090.
.5 Justin Allgaler, 1,090.
6 Trivr'Bayne, 1.086
7. Briar, Scott, 1,053.
8 Kyle Larson. 995.
9. Parker Kligerman. 993.
10 Brran Vickers, 970
U. Alex Bowman. 884
12. Nc-scon Piquet Jr, 861.
13. Mike Bliss, 814
14. Travis Pastrana. 75L
15. Michael Annett, 696.
16. Jeremy Clements, 638.
17. Mire Wallace, 609.
18. Reed Sorenson, 524.
19. Joe Nemechek. 513.
20. Eric McClure, 482,
Camping.Wor!d Truck
1. Mati Crafton, 804.
2. Ty Dillon. 764.
3. James Buescher. 761
4 Johnny Sauter. 732.
5 Jeb Burton, 731.
6. Ryan Blaney, 726.
7. Brendan Gaughan, 717.
8 Darrell Wallace Jr. 704
9. Miguel Paludo. 697.
10. Timothy Peters. 683.
LL John Wes Tqwnley. 641
12. Dak6da Armstrong, 628.
13. German Quiroga, 625.
14. Ron Hornaday Jr., 612'
5iS Joey Coulter. 605.
16. Max Gresham, 579.
17. Ryan Siek. 500.
18. Ross Chastain, 484.
19. Brennan Newberry.'452
20. Norm Benning, 370.

Dec. 6: NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series Awards. Las Vegas
Jan. 9-10: Daytona Preseason
Thunder testing (Sprint Cup)
Jan. U-121 Daytona Preseason
Tnunder testing (Natonwide)
Jan. 13-14: Daytona Preseason
Thunder Testing (truck.series)
Jan. 29: NASOAR Hall of
Fame. 2014 induction.
'Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 15: The Spnint Unlimited
Feb. I6: Daytona 500
Feb. 18: UNOH Battle At The
Beach (K&N Pro East. Whelen
Feb. 20: Budweiser Duel
Feb. 212 NextEra Energy
Resources 250
Feb. 22: DRIVE4COPD 300
Feb. 23: Daytona 500

Do you have questions or
comments about NASCAR
This Week?. Contact J
God*in Kelly at godwin.
kelly@news-irnI.com or J
Ken Willis at ken.willis@
news-irnl.com 3

Sprint Cup season results
Feb.24 Daytona 500 (Johnson)
March 3- Subway Fresh Fit 500
March 10- KobaitTools 400 (Kenseth)
March 17 Food City 500 (Kahne)
March 24 Auto Club 400 (Ky. Busch)
April 7 STP Gas Booster 500
April 13 NRA 500 (Ky. Busch)
April 21 STP 400 (Kenseih)
April 27f- Toyota Owners 400
(Harvick) .
May 5 Aaron's 499 (Ragan)
May 11 Boiangles' Southern 500
May 26 Coca-Cola 600 (Harvick)
June 2 Dover 400 tStewart)
June 9 Pocono 400 (Johnson)
June 16 Quicken Loans 400 iBiMlie)
June 23 Toyota/Save Mart 350
(Truex Jr.)
June 30 Quaker State 400 (Kenseth)
July 6 Coke Zero 400 tJohnson)
July 14 Camping World ev Sales
Juiy 28 Your Hero's Name Here 400
Aug. 4 GoBowllng.com 400 (Kahne)
Aug. ft Cheex-it 355<(Ky. Busch)
Aug. 18 Pure Michigan 400 (Logano)
Aug. 24 irwin Toois Night Race
Sept 1 AdvoCare 500 (Ky. Busch)
Sept 7 Federated Auto Parts 400
SepL 15 GEICO 400 (Kenseth)
Sept.22 Syivania 300 (Kenseth)
Sepi. 29 A.AA 400 ilohnsrjnl
Oct. 6 Hoiiywood Casino .400
Oct 12 Bank of America 500
Octc 20 Camping world RV Sales
500 (McMurray) *
Oct 27 Goody's Headache Relief.
Shot 500 (Gordon)
*Nov. 3 AAA Texas 500 (Johnson)
Nov. 10 AdvoCare 500 (Harvick)
,J Nov. 17 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Hamlin)



Getty lm3ges.'TOM PENNINGTON
Yep, this was the "before" picture at Talladega. Later, the "Big One" cleared a path for David
Ragan's unlikely victory it's No. 5 on our list of best 2013 races.

Editor's note: In the coming
weeks, we will count down our
top five races of the 2013 NA S-
CAR Sprint Cup season. Today
is No. 5, the May 5 Aaron's 499
at Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega Superspeedway
lived up to the pre-race
hype as the track that
produces some of the crazi-
est finishes in NASCAR each
Matt Kenseth, making only
his 10th start
5 for Joe Gibbs
LRacing, looked
Like he had the
-TAI incrA field covered,
leading 142 of
MAY 5 the 192 laps
over the high-
banked, 2.66-
mile tri-oval. But as Talladega
has proven time and again, the
best car doesn't always win
and unpredictable finishes are
the standard. Kenseth finished
The "Big One" happened on
Lap 183 and took out a dozen
cars, including big-name driv-
ers such as Jeff Gordon, Clint
Bowyer, Ryan Newman and
Jamie McMurray McMur-
ray, by the way, would come
back and win Talladega's fall
The race was getting super
competitive as the checkered
flag neared. There were eight
lead changes over the last 26
laps. The late multi-car crash

Sometimes, winners are downright giddy. Other times, they
look a bit surprised by it all. It looked like a combination of
the two for David Ragan after Front Row Motorsports' 1-2

scrambled the field for a two-
lap shootout, which produced
an unexpected champion -
David Ragan -,who got the
winning push from Front Row
Motorsports teammate David
Gilliland. Ragan gave car
owner Bob Jenkins his first
Cup Series triumph.
"This is a true David vs.
Goliath moment here," Ragan
said in Victory Lane.
"We love this place. Front
Row Motorsports puts a little

Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News
Journal's motorsports editor and has
covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him
at godwin.kelly@ newsiml.com
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emphasis on coming to Day-
tona and Talladega. ,
"The draft is a big equalizer
and anything can happen.We
made the right pit calls all day.
Our pit crew was flawless and
we were just in the right place
at the right time."
Carl Edwards, who lost the
lead to Ragan on the last lap,
finished third, followed by
Michael Waltrip and eventual
Cup champ Jimmie Johnson.


Getty Images/JARED C. TILT
We might be more impressed by
Kyle Busch's season, but Jimmie
is happy with how it turned out.

Where do you rank the 2013
season among Jimmie Johnson's
championship years?
Frankly. as a total season, from
head to toe, it wasn't as impressive as
his 2004 season, when he won eight
races, had 20 top-5s and finished
second in points. Of his championship
campaigns, it'll take something special
to top Jimmie's 2007 season, when he
collected 10 race trophies to go along
with his season-ending Cup champion-
ship hardware. All in all, though, it was
an undeniably great season darn
near enough to get my "Driver of the
Year" vote.
You heard me: Darn near. While
NASCAR and other sanctioning bodies
pass out season-ending hardware in
each of their series, many publications
like to honor their overall "Driver of
the Year," and though it's uncommon
to vote against the champion in North
America's biggest series, I'm leaning
toward Kyle Busch.
Care to make your campaign
When in doubt, flood 'em with
numbers. Like -these: Kyle had four
wins and finished fourth in the Cup
Series, which isn't bad, of course. Now
consider his complete dominance in
the Nationwide Series, where he had
N 12 wins in 26 starts and led 42 percent
of-the laps he completed. Even Bear
Bryant didn't dominate Saturdays in
that fashion. Let's not forget his five
wins in 11 Truck Series starts; That's
21 wins, in case you lost count.
Why punish Jimmie Johnson for
only running Cup?
Think of it as rewarding Kyle, not
punishing Jimmie. Sure, Jimmie could,
expand his trophy case by running po
Friday and Saturdays, but he prefers
to spend his free time in
the motorcoach. With an
extra kid now in tow,
that may change.
Ken Willis has been covenng NAS-
CAR for The Daytona Beach News-
Journal for 27 years. Reach him at
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Questions we just had to ask ourselves

Who's youi biggest over-achiever
of the 2013 season?
GODSPEAK: Give me Joey Ldgano for
scoring a win and making the- Ch'se in
his first year at Penske Racing.'
KEN'S CALL: I'm going with Ricky
Stenhouse, for obvious reasons.
Who's your biggest under-
achiever 9f the 2013 season?
GODSPEAK: Juan Pablo Montoya was
such a bust he was shown the door.
Under-achieved then under the bus.
KEN'S CALL: Burton, Montoya. Kes-
elowski ....all deserving, Put given the
hype, gotta say Danica.
What's the biggest question you
want answered before the 2014
GODSPEAK: Is Richard Childress
going to roll that No. 3 car out of the
KEN'S.CALL Will Tony Stewart be
ready to roll when Speedweeks ar-


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