Jackson County Floridan

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Title:
Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title:
Sunday Floridan
Portion of title:
Floridan
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Creator:
Jackson County Floridan
Publisher:
Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
Publication Date:

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Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates:
30.776389 x -85.238056

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Preceded by:
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Marianna man faces charge after traffic crash
From staff reports proximately 9:17 a.m., officers scene bf the accident. Spires, who was positively the traffic crash, officers deter-
responded to the report of a Officers canvassed the area identified by witnesses as being' mined that Spires' Ford Ranger
A Jackson County man was ar- hit-and-run traffic crash at the and located the vehicle at a resi- the driver who fled the scene, failed to yield the right of way at
rested after allegedly leaving the intersection of South Street and dence of 4311 SuInstone Court, was arrested without incident, the intersection of South Street
scene of an accident. Pebble Hill Road. Marianna. Officers made con- He was charged with leaving the and Pebble Hill Road. The Ford
According to a press release Upon officers' arrival, witness- tact with the black male residing scene of an accident with prop- Ranger approached the stop sign
from the Marianna Police De- es stated that a black man driv- there. This subject was found to erty damage.
apartment, on Jan. 18, at ap- ing a white .Ford Ranger fled the be CalvinJ. Spire-, 61. After further investigation bf See CRASH, Page 9A


EXTENDING SERVICE


PHOTOS BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
Jackson County Family and Consumer
Services Agent Angel Granger made this
ag-related snow globe for use in her "100
Years" display, using a blue reproduction
Mason jar- that company is also
celebrating a 100th anniversary. The blue
Mason was first produced in 1914, the
same year that the national extension
service was created.

Be part of the

'100 Years' project
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com
A century ago, the federal Smith
Lever Act established a network of
cooperative extension services tied
to the nation's land grant universities.
In Jackson County, the extension ser-
vice offices are tied to the University
of Florida and are primarily located in
the Jackson CountyAgricultural Com-
plex on Penn Avenue in Marianna.
If you visit there over the next year,
you'll see a special display in the lobby
of the extension service which marks


Angel Granger stands beside the "100 Years" display she has started at the Jackson
County Agriculture Complex on Penn Avenue in Marianna to illustrate the century mark
of county extension service. The items represent different aspects of the extension
service and its ability to assist citizens in a variety of ways.


that 100th anniversary. Extension ser-
vice employee Angel Granger put the
initial display together. She borrowed
a branding iron from her boss, Exten-
sion Director Doug Mayo, a quilt from
a relative, some pictures from the


Florida Memory Project archive, some
miniature cotton bales, croaker sacks,
peanuts, an old portable typewriter,
a giant old canning pot and several
See EXTENSION, Page 9A


- : ~lTwo Calhoun charity

store workers arrested


DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
Cassandra and Howard Hugh Kent have found another place
to rent in the aftermath of the Sunday fire that damaged their
previous dwelling on Dogwood Drive in Cottondale.

Woman says family lost

all in Cottondale fire


From staff reports
One fire official, Jackson
County Fire Rescue Chief
Scott Birge, thought Cas-
sandra Kent and her family
had been spared the losE


of their belongings in the
Sunday night fire that tore
through the attic and roof
of the home they rented in
Cottondale.
See FIRE, Page 9A


Third person also
charged in case
From staff reports
Calhoun County Sheriff
Glenn H. Kimbrel has an-
nounced the arrest of three
people in connection with
missing funds from the
Helping Hands Thrift Store
in Blountstown.
Authorities say Help-
ing Hands board members
contacted investigators
after discovering that the
organization's bank account
was overdrawn and that sev-
eral thousand dollars were
missing.
Officials said money had
been misappropriated


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for several
months. The
CCSO accuses
the manager
of the store,
Hali Phin-
ney, of "using
the funds to


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purchase pre-
scription medications from
other employees, customers
and other individuals."
See ARRESTS, Page 9A


Dozier

Update on


excavations


expected

Next week's press event
to be held in Tampa
From staff reports
According to a notice from the University of
South Florida, USF researchers will provide
an update next week on the Dozier excava-
tion work being done in Marianna.
The update will be hosted from the USF
Tampa campus on Tuesday, when Associate
Professor Erin Kimmerle is expected to pro-
vide information regarding the ongoing re-
search at the site of the now-closed Arthur G.
Dozier School for Boys.
See DOZIER, Page 9A


ANGIE COOK/FLORIDAN
A "coming soon" sign is posted at the future site
of Aaron's.

New Aaron's store

to break ground
BYANGIE COOK
acook@jcfloridan.com
MARIANNA The Aaron's Sales and Lease
store at 4139 Lafayette St. will soon relocate to
the east side of Marianna, where store owner
Mike Hickey says the larger space will require
some additional employees.
Reached by phone Tuesday, Hickey said he
expects to break ground at the new site on
U.S. 90 near the intersection of State Road 71
South in seven to 10 days.
See AARON'S, Page 9A


Stock clerk accused

of theft from store
From staff reports
A Blountstown man is accused of stealing
beer, shrimp, peanut butter and chips from
his employer, Harvey's grocery store in Cal-
houn County.
Daniel Burroughs Foster was a stock clerk at
the grocery, according to the complaint filed
against him by the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office.
The, store's loss prevention specialist
launched an investigation after the store
manager reported that he suspected things
were being stolen from the business. Officials
say the investigation revealed that Foster
See THEFT, Page 9A


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FLORIDAN
Publisher Valeria Roberts
vroberts@jcfloridan.com

Circulation Manager Dena Oberski
doberski@jcfloridan.com

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

MISS YOUR PAPER?
You should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL,

SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one
year.

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

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

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


TODAY
Eldercare Services food distribution 8 a.m.
at Eldercare Services 2979 Daniels St., Marianna,
will be giving out USDA food and fresh vegetables,
PLEASE BRING BAGS! Call 482-3220'for more info.
)) AARP tax aide training session 9 a.m. to ,1
p.m. Jackson County Agricultural Building, Penn
Ave., Marianna in the conference room. Learn
hands-on training for electronic preparation and fil-
ing of tax returns free. If interested in volunteering,
call 718-7919.
Jackson CountyLibrary Board Meeting 3
p.m. Jackson County Board of County Commis-
sioners Administrative Building, 2864 Madison St.,
Mariana.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
)) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees monthly
Finance Committee and Board meeting 5 p.m.
in the classroom at Jackson Hospital.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23
St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St.
Anne's Catholic Church, 3009 5th St., Marianna.
Call 482-3734.
Deadline to nominate 2013 Citizen of the Year
- 5 p.m. Jackson County Chamber of Commerce,
4318 Lafayette St., Marianna. Late entries will not
be accepted.
)) Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon at the Oaks
Restaurant, U.S. 90 in Marianna. The CCC's focus
is the local community, "Community, Children &
Character." Call 526-3142.
)) Town of Grand Ridge Citizens' Advisory Task
Force 6 p.m. at Grand Ridge Town hall. Purpose
of meeting to discuss the town applying for a
grant under the Florida Department of Economic
Opportunity's Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant Program for the FFY 2013 funding
cycle. Public invited. For more info, call 592-4621.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24
Bird Walk -10 a.m. Florida Caverns State Park,
Marianna. Walk begins at Blue Hole Swimming
area and will last about an hour. Be sure to bring
binoculars. Walk led by Park Volunteers Elliott and
Lesley Smith.
))Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at the Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and


community Calenda
experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share,
learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631.
Chess Club 6-8 p.m. First United Methodist
Church on Clinton St. in Marianna. Sponsored by
Marianna Optimist Club for students for students 8-
18 years of age in Jackson County. All students and
their parents are welcome. Players of all skill levels
including beginners are welcome. Call 693-0473.
)) Uganda African Children's Choir Concert 6
p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Marl-
anna. No charge, ove offering will be taken.
)) Celebrate Recovery- 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult
and teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups'" Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856,573-1131.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25
Basket weaving class 9 a.m. Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement's Clubhouse, 17869 NW Pioneer
Settlement Rd., Blountstown. Basic basket weaving
techniques appropriate for beginners and inter-
mediate weavers. All basketry materials supplied.
Bring heavy shears and old bath towel. Fell $50 with
mandatory $25 deposit. Call 674-2777 or email at
ppsmuseum@yahoo.com to sign up.
)) The Boys to Men Choir of Jackson County,
Jackson County Youth Community Choir and
the Save Our Children Black Awareness Pro-
gram Practices-9-11 a.m. at Pope Chapel AME
Church, 4898 Blue Springs Rd., Marianna. The Boys
to Men Choir of Jackson County is open to anyone
ages 3-26. If you would like to join or need more
info contact Carol Marks 693 9630 or Leon Kelly
209-4310.
)) Alford Community Health Clinic Hours -10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term ill-
nesses and chronic conditions. Appointments avail-
able (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins welcome.
Sign in before 11 a.m.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking..
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in the
board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,


5429 College Drive, in Graceville.

MONDAY, JAN. 27
Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
482-2005.
)) Marianna Middle School "School Advisory
Meeting"-3:15 in Mrs. Sherri Goodwin's room
005A, seventh-grade building. All parents welcome.
)) Parkinson's Support Group Meeting Noon
in the ground-floor classroom of Jackson Hospital.
Lunch provided. Those diagnosed with Parkinson's
and their caregivers are invited. No cost to partici-
pate. Call 718-2661.
)) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Joint
Conference Committee meeting 5:30 p.m. in
the classroom of Jackson Hospital.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons and help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-
7638.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

TUESDAY, JAN. 28
St. Anne Thrift Store BOGO Sale 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. St. Ann Thrift Store, 4285 2nd Ave., Marianna.
)) Pinochle Club Meeting 9:30 11:30 a.m. As-
cension Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3975 U.S.
90, Marianna. Everyone invited. Call 482-6132.
)y Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
482-5028.
)) Golson Elementary School Advisory Council
meeting-5:30 p.m. in the Media Center. For more
info call Catherine Conner, Chairman at 482-9607.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed dis-
cussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone with a desire to
stop drinking is welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
St. Anne Thrift Store BOGO Sale 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. St. Ann Thrift Store, 4285 Second Ave.,
Marianna.
)) AARP tax aide training session-9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Jackson County Agricultural Building, Penn
Ave., Marianna in the conference room. Learn
hands-on training for electronic preparation and
filing of tax returns free. If interested in volunteering
call718-7919.


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@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.


MARIANNA
POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Jan. 20, the
latest available report: One accident,
one suspicious vehicle, one suspicious
incident, three suspicious persons, one
special detail, one escort, one report of
mental illness, one burglary, one physi-
cal disturbance, one verbal disturbances,
three traffic stops, one drag racing
complaint, one trespass complaint, one
retail theft, two assists of other agencies,
one public service call and three home
security checks.

JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE


Police Roundup
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
-.... incidents for Jan. 20, the
.-.., _,_: latest available report: One
-. _'....drunk pedestrian, two ac-
,'R 'IAME cidents, one hospice death,
...... three abandoned vehicles,
eight suspicious vehicles,
two suspicious persons, one burglary, one
prowler, one drug offense, nine medical
calls, eight burglar alarms, one report of.
a firearm discharged, one fire alarm, 14
traffic stops, three larceny complaints, one
civil dispute, one trespass complaint, two
follow-up investigations, two assaults, 41
property checks, three assists of motorists
or pedestrians, five assists of other agen-
cies, one public service call, two welfare
checks and three threat/harassment


complaints.
JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
periods:
)) Jeremy Head, 23,2457 Rover Ridge
Drive, Orlando, violation of state
probation.
)) Jessica McComb, 24, 7007 Fleming St.,
Gibsonton, violation of state probation.
) Matthew Pettis, 20, 4298 2nd Ave., Mari-
anna, violation of state probation, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to sell.
Jail Population: 175
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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Take Stock in Children


recognizes Mentor Month


In observance of January as National
Mentoring Month, the Chipola College
Take Stock in Children program salutes
the 33 volunteer mentors in Washington
County. The group also is seeking men-
tors for Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson and
Liberty counties.
Mary Helen Smith, TSIC Coordinator
at Chipola College, says, "We would like
to extend our gratitude to our mentors in
Washington County. TSIC is about pro-
viding scholarships, mentors and hope.
These dedicated and compassionate
mentors touch the lives of our children
and help make our community a better
place."
Washington County mentors include:
Jerry Brock, Cindy Brown, Milton Brown,
Mitchell Brown, Priscilla Brown, Roxanne
Bush, Curtis Carter, Pam Cates, Arion De-
forge, Mary Dennis, Pat Dickson, Linda
Ellis, Alan English, Elizabeth English,
Tracie Herbert, Kristi Hinson, Bill How-
ell, Laura Joiner, Patsy Justice, Robert
Knight, Jeanne Lavender, Linda Little,
Ruth McCrary, Justin McGowan, Matt
Orwat, Tonya Pippin, Caren Prichard, Su-
san Roberts, Lucinda Simonson, David
Solger, Sandy Solger, Tracey Sullivan and
Jerry Tyre.
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nonprofit, has more than 7,823 volun-
teer mentors who work with at-risk stu-
dents throughout the state to help them
succeed in school. TSIC scholars sign a
pledge to maintain high academic stan-
dards, remain drug and crime free and
meet regularly with their mentor. Ap-
proximately 92 percent of Take Stock stu-
dents graduate from high school, with 87
percent going onto college. Smith says, 'A
mentor can have a lasting and profound
effect on a child's life."
The local program at Chipola is cur-
rently seeking mentors in Calhoun, Hol-
mes, Jackson, and Liberty Counties. To
learn more, contact Mary Helen Smith at
850-718-2428 or find a county program at
TakeStockinChildren.org.


CHIPOLA EDUCATION MAJORS


PRESENT AT WALTON MIDDLE


SUBMIITTLED PHOTUIO
Chipola education majors Joshua Jeffery and Elijah McKinnie presented lessons on the effects
of pollution on groundwater for 200 students at Walton Middle School in Defuniak Springs.
The students used the Chipola's 3-Dimensional Envision 2000 Sand and Gravel Groundwater
Flow Model, 'which has two compartments. The aquifer compartment represents a 1-inch
thick vertical slice of the earth. The front face of the Model is a geologic cross section. Three
principal sand and gravel aquifers and one aquitard are depicted in the Model. The lessons
were designated for student enrichment upon their completion of an earth science unit and
water. Northwest Florida Water Management District Communications Director Lauren Engel
provided the students with brochures on water conservation and taught them the Conservation
Pledge.


Grand Ridge Middle School

FFA competes inhorse judging finals


On Jan. 17, Florida FFA
had its Middle School
Horse Judging Finals at
the University of Florida
Horse Teaching Unit.
There were 36 teams
and 130 members there to
judge and place 4 classes
of halter horses. They also
had to answer 10 questions
about one the classes and
take a 100 question skill-a-
thon test.
Team members were Ire-
land Johnson, Madeline
Wright, River Clark, and
Faith Douthit. Alternates
were Faith Hardin and Riv-
er Clark. Out of the 130 in-
dividuals, Ireland Johnson
was fourth and River Clark


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Pictured from left to right are Faith Hardin, Madeline Wright,
Faith Douthit, Ireland Johnson, River Clark and Dillon Arnold.


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lot of hours in class and
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BCF Music and Worship


Division to host duo pianists


Duo pianists Angela
Glover and Rosemary
Hunter will be featured
in a recital at The Baptist
College of Florida on Jan.
30 at 7 p.m. in the R. G. Lee
Chapel. They will be per-
forming works by Mozart,
Brahms, Rachmaninoff
and Infante.
The duo began playing
together at Florida State
University where BCF
Piano Professor Angela
Glover was in her doctoral
program. Glover needed a
second pianist to perform
the orchestral reduction of
the "Rachmaninoff Third
Piano Concerto" for her
audition in the Doctoral
Concerto Competition
held at FSU. She contact-
ed Hunter, who was rec-
ommended by her piano
professor. The collabora-
tion was a great success
and Glover won the com-
petition and performed
with the University Sym-
phony Orchestra. The duo
reunited to perform for
visiting guest artist, Theo-
dore Lettvin, renowned
American concert pianist,
conductor and professor
of Cleveland Institute of
Music.
Hunter, who received


both her bachelor and
master of music degrees
in piano performance
from FSU, has appeared
in concert as a soloist
throughout the southern
states. She has studied
under James Streem, Karyl
Louweenar, Robert Glotz-
bach, and Rexford Whid-
don and has performed
in chamber works for
violin, flute and voice. A
former member of the pi-
ano faculty of The Florida
State University Summer
Honors Piano, Program,
Hunter also collaborated
on a music theory text-
book published by Pren-
tice Hall. In Tallahassee,
she owned and operated
a private piano'studio and
served as pianist for East
Hill Baptist Church. She
served as staff pianist of
First 'United Methodist
Church of Dothan and is
currently Division Direc-
tor of Fine Arts at Wallace
Community College.
Glover received the
Bachelor of Music de-
gree from the renowned
Peabody Conservatory of
Music. She earned a Mas-
ter of Music and Doctor-
ate of Music from Florida
State University. All of


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her degrees are in piano
performance. Glover was
awarded the Alexander
Sklarevski Piano Award
for excellence in perfor-
mance by the Peabody pi-
ano faculty. She received
additional prizes in the
Naftzger Competition,
the International Piano
Recording Competition,
the Florida Symphony
Young Artist Competition
and the Jacksonville Mu-
sic Teachers Association
Young Artist Competition.
She studied piano with
Fernando Laires, Eliza-
beth Katzenellenboggen,
Ellen Mack, Richard Cass,
MaryLouWesleyKrosnick,
Edward Kilenyi and James
Streem. Prior to serv-
ing on the faculty of The
Baptist College of Florida,
Glover taught full-time at
Southwest Baptist Uni-
versity in Bolivar, Mo. She
has performed as soloist
and chamber musician
throughout the Southeast
and Midwest.
The concert is free and
open to public. For more
information, call the Mu-
sic and Worship Division
at The Baptist College of
Florida, at 800-328-2660
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Were saddened last week by the news that
oted amateur botanist Angus Gholson had
ied at age 92. After having retired from the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gholson immersed him-
self in a passionate avocation to nurture native plants,
particularly collective specimens for his collection at
his Chattahoochee home.
Gholson had an encyclopedic knowledge of plants,
and was visited by people from around the world who
had an interest in seeing his collection of preserved
specimens or consulting with the self-taught expert.
That, perhaps, is his most enduring legacy. His gener-
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love and respect for plant life that many of us take for
granted. A walk along the trail. in Chattahoochee's An-
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Importance of


literacy, reading

n today's evolving world of education, where policy-
makers are keen to note that Florida's students need
to be prepared for the changing work world, much
emphasis has been placed on STEM-based education,
encouraging students to excel in science, technology,
engineering and math.
These areas of concentration are leading our chang-
ing world, from the debate on global warming to ,the
next developments in personal technology to break-
throughs in sciefice and medical research.
But as important as it is for parents to push their
children to excel in the sciences and technology, it is
equally important for parents to spend time promot-
ing reading. No other skill is more crucial for a child's
development in the early stages than helping that child
learn to read.
Beginning Monday, schools throughout Florida will
kick off programs associated with the Department of
Education's annual Celebrate Literacy Week.
A key goal of the programs planned is connecting the
dots between the importance of good reading skills and
being successful in the STEM-related fields.
Part of this week's celebration includes the introduc-
tion of the comic book "Iron Man and Habit Heroes" to
students in the third, fourth and fifth grades....
Scores of volunteers will be in other schools through-
out the state. The goal is to encourage reading and to
promote healthy lifestyles.
While that's one approach, it also is important that all
of us get involved in helping to promote reading on an
everyday basis. That can be accomplished by volunteer-
ing in our schools and libraries, or by assisting in devel-
oping a reading component in after-school programs
and in community centers.
One successful program that is making a difference is
the ReadingPals program created by the.United Way of
the Big Bend. The program is an outgrowth 6fthe agen-
cy's Power of the Purse Program, which provides free
books to first-grade students in Leon and surrounding
counties. The ReadingPals initiative targets students in
the early elementary years.
Results released last fall on the program show 60
percent of the students participating improved their
reading scores and 40 percent of the students in the
program are on track to read on their grade level by the
critical third-grade period. The program is featured in
12 local elementary schools.
Volunteer programs such as this one are critical as
the state prepares to increase the standards for student
achievement. A national report released in November
shows that Florida students are improving in their
reading and math scores, with the state's fourth-grade
students having some of the highest test scores in the
country
But teachers and classroom volunteers can't take on
all of the responsibility. Promoting the benefits of read-
ing begins at home, with parents taking time with their
children at an early age.
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Mrs. McCullen goes to Washington


finally, Pope Francis extends
an olive branch to conserva-
tives! Such was the tone of the
ridiculous headlines and analysis
in response to the pontiff's first an-
nual address to the'Vatican diplo-
matic corps. He happened to point
out, in case you haven't heard,
that he's opposed to abortion. "It
is frightful even to think there are
children, victims of abortion, who
will never see the light of day," the
pope said.
Rather than checking a politi-
cal box- as if he were a political
candidate meeting primary-score-
card prerequisites the pope was
simply reiterating Church teaching.
Forty-one years after the Supreme
Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, we
ought to weep for the lives lost and
pain suffered, and resolve to do
better to help build a culture of life
- an alternative reality embracing
the love that we owe one another
as loved children of a generous
Creator.
Eleanor McCullen does just this.
She is the lead plaintiff in a Mas-
sachusetts case that the Supreme
Court heard exactly one week
before opponents of abortion
would march on Washington, as we
do every year on the anniversary
of Roe..
As Justice Antonin Scalia pointed
out time and again during oral
arguments, McCullen's is not a
protest case. While the law that im-
poses a 35-foot buffer zone outside
of abortion clinics in the Bay State
is supposedly'designed to stop
women from being harassed or
intimidated, McCullen stands out-
side a Planned Parenthood clinic to
offer help. If you're a woman who
has made up your mind and have


Kathryn Jean Lopez

no interest in a stranger's aid, she
will not try to force you to listen
to her. But if you were walking
toward the clinic hoping for a sign
to turn around, she may just be it.
McCullen will walk with a strug-
gling mother. She'll drive you to a
sonogram, she'll drive you for food
and diapers, she'll stay with you
- years later, she's a part of the
lives of the many mothers, fathers
and children she's helped.
But the law limits her. "This law
impedes my work," by preventing
what she can say and do outside an
abortion clinic, McCullen told press
gathered on the Court steps after
the hearing.
In a culture that veils such a
grave, irreversible decision in the
rhetoric of choice and health, this
is not simply a matter of McCullen's
free speech rights, but a woman's
access to information.
Outside the Court, McCullen
delivered a gentle impromptu
sermon. "The poorest of the poor
is the child in the womb ... Today,
the womb is the most unsafe place
to be for a child." Despite this dire
situation, McCullen is optimistic:
"We are a generous society, we are
a loving society we help people,
and that is what I'm trying to do."
In her write-up of the case, Na-
tional Public Radio reporter Nina
Totenberg quoted McCullen saying,


"I go where the Holy Spirit leads
me."
That's the reality of McCullen's
life. She gives voice to empathy
when talking with women trying
to cope with their pregnancy and
motherhood. She never pretends
it's easy, but lets them know they
are not alone.
She does this because in that
unborn child, she sees the face of
Christ, as Pope Francis has simi-
larly said.
As McCullen walks with anyone
willing, this is her reality, a reality
where she knows that each and
every man and woman,- unborn,
disabled or elderly is loved by a
creator who redeems suffering and
offers constant counsel. Her heart
bleeds with love for the lonely and
the desperate, for the struggling
mother who is scared and doesn't
know where to go for support.
That's not liberal or conservative;
it's just a tender and compassion-
ate presence.
McCullen is a countercultural
witness who imparts to her broth-
ers and sisters with the love of
the illuminating light of faith. The
Massachusetts buffer zone is not
the American way and that's a
bipartisan position, with a brief
filed from the American Civil Liber-
ties Union, as well as from pro-life
groups such as the Bi6ethics De-
fense Fund but it is the occasion
for some supreme enlightenment
about the radical demands of love
that our politics wouldlike to dis-
tract us from.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of Na-
tional Review Online, director of Catholic Voices
USA, and on the board of the Catholic Informa-
tion Center. She can be contacted at klopez@
nationalreview.com.


Does Obama finally own the economy?


or years, Republicans have
marveled at President.
Obama's success in blaming
former President George W Bush
for the nation's problems, particu-
larly its economic problems. Now,
as Obama begins his sixth year in
office, that success may finally be
coming to an end.
Of course Obama inherited an
economic mess. He deserved time
to fix it. The GOP clock started at
one year; after 12 months in office,
would Obama own the economy?
The public's answer was no, the
president should be given more
time.
After two years, did Obama own
the economy? The answer was
still no. Americans still responded
positively when Obama blamed his
predecessor.
After three years, the story was
the same. And in 2012, Obama ran
for re-election by stressing the se-
verity of the problems he inherited
and arguing that a single four-year
term just wasn't enough time to fix
things. He won handily.
Now Obama is starting year six
in the White House. Does he finally
own the economy?
Some polls suggest things haven't
changed. AWashington Post survey
last month found that 50 percent
of those questioned said Bush is
more to blame than Obama for
the state of today's economy, and
38 percent said Obama is more
to blame. (Seven percent blamed
both equally.) The figures are pretty
much the same as they were two
years ago.
But Republican pollster David
Winston, who works closely with
the House GOP leadership, has
tried to get at the question an-
other way. The names "Bush" and
"Obama" are so politically loaded
that people sometimes retreat to
party corners at their very mention.
So Winston has been asking this
instead: "Which is causing more


problems in the economy? The
policies of the past? Or the policies
of the present?"
When Winston asked the ques-
tion in November 2012, 53 percent
of those surveyed said the poli-
cies of the past were causing more
problems, and 44 percent said the
policies of the present.
When Winston asked the same
question not too long ago, in No-
vember 2013, 41 percent said the
policies of the past, and 49 percent
said the policies of the present.
That's a pretty significant change.
Take the hot-button.names out of
the question, and Americans see
the government's actions today as a
source of current economic woes.
"When you talk about policies,
they've done a flip," says Winston.
"It's the transition from President
Obama being a solution to the cur-
rent situation to his being part of
the reason why the current situa-
tion exists."
What accounts for the change?
Perhaps Americans simply decided
that a president in his second term
ought to be held responsible for the
economy. In addition, the dramatic
failure of the Obamacare rollout
appears to have hurt Obama's
image as the man in charge not
just of health care but of the entire
federal government.
"Suddenly people are looking at
the current situation and saying,
'You know what? Maybe he is re-
sponsible for this,'" said Winston.
Obama's new weakness is an ob-
vious opportunity for Republicans


going into November's midterm
elections. But it's also a chance to
misinterpret what is happening.
In 2010, when the public still
blamed Bush for the economy,
Republicans won a smashing mid-
term victory, picking up 63 seats
in the House and six in the Senate.
Post-election research showed the
GOP won primarily because voters
believed Obama, obsessed with
passing his national health care
bill, wasn't paying attention to their
main concern, the economy.
"People were saying, 'You're off
on the wrong topic,'" says Win-
ston. "But they weren't necessarily
blaming Obama for the economy."
Republicans, on the other hand,
focused on the economy and had a
semblance of a plan, the Pledge to
America, which put job creation at
the top of its priority list. The result
was a big win.
In 2012, Mitt Romney tried to win
a referendum against Obama on
the economy. The result was a big
loss.
Now the GOP is working to craft
a 2014 midterm strategy. They
can't count on Obama to repeat his
mistakes of 2010, and they don't
want to repeat Romney's mistakes
of 2012.
They know the public's main
concern is still jobs; in remarks this
week, House Speaker John Boehner
made clear jobs will be the GOP's
2014 theme. But Republicans know
they can't just bash Obama (al-
though there's room for plenty of
that.)
Instead; they have to have real
proposals to create jobs, as well as
an alternative to the mess of Obam-
acare. Disappointed by Obama,
voters want to hear what Republi-
cans have to offer. The opportunity
is there, if the GOP is smart enough
to take advantage of it.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for
The Washington Examiner.


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Why prepaid legal services


may not be a good bargain


From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Money Adviser
warns that the benefits of prepaid
legal services are typically basic and
low-cost.
After Bill Facinelli, a Consumer Re-
ports Money Adviser subscriber from
Phoenix, purchased a life insurance
policy from Primerica four years ago,
the insurer did what lots of financial
services companies do. It got its foot
in the door to "cross-sell" another
product, the Primerica Legal Protec-
tion Program, for $25 a month.
After spending some $1,200 and
never using the service, Facinelli
asked Consumer Reports Money Ad-
viser, "Should I cancel it?" The quick
answer: Yes, but first get back what
you put into it.
More than 70 million, consumers
have prepaid legal plans, accord-
ing to American Bar Association
estimates. Many gain' membership
through their employers, who either
pay $10 to $30 a month as an em-
ployee benefit or handle payroll de-
ductions that help subscribers forget
the cost.
The plans are also sold to individu-
als, who often make automatic credit
card payments, making the ongoing
cost easier to overlook. While they've
got your attention, some plans, try
to sell overpriced credit monitoring
and identity theft protection servic-
es, which Consumer Reports Money
Adviser doesn't recommend, for an
added $10 to $20 a month.
Should you buy a plan? The idea of
hiring a $300-an-hour.shark for one-
tenth of the price seems like a can't-
lose proposition. But when you're
making a bargain with a lawyer, the
devil is in the contract details.
)) You get simple services
Benefits seem large but are typical-
ly basic and low-cost: Advice given
over the telephone, brief office con-
sultations, the review of simple legal
documents, short letters or phone
calls made to businesses or neigh-
bors who bedevil you, uncontested
divorce and maybe some "free" ne-
cessities, such as a simple will. But
that freebie is a loss leader to sell
you more complex legal services that
might not be covered, such as draft-
ing trusts or child guardianships,
because plans are also clever lawyer-
marketing devices.


Fact is, while many consumers fear
costly legal nightmares, an estimated
65 percent to 85 percent of all prob-
lems brought to lawyers through le-
gal plans can be resolved with advice
and a small amount of follow-up,
says the American Prepaid Legal Ser-
vice Institute, a trade group for plan
providers.
Limitations shrink coverage
What's more, big-ticket items often
aren't covered, including a messy di-
vorce; criminal defense; representa-
tion if you're charged with driving
under the influence; applying for a
patent; lawsuits in which you're the
plaintiff suing someone else; and
- of course suits against the le-
gal plan itself. And if your plan is
employer-sponsored, and you want
to sue your employer, the plan won't
bite the hand that feeds it.
There's also a major built-in "got-
cha" that will "getcha" if you need
serious legal services, Consumer
Reports Money Adviser warns. After
four years, Facinelli's contract has
built up what seems to be a gener-
ous 240 hours of civil trial defense
representation. But he gets only 4.5
hours for pre-trial work, with the
rest reserved for once the case goes
to court. Problem is,.an estimated 97
percent of civil cases never go to trial,
according to a 2006 study published
in The Journal of the American Judg-
es Association. So the bulk of defense
work in a civil lawsuit is in pre-trial
discovery, deposing witnesses, gath-
ering evidence, liolding conferences
between the parties, filing pre-trial
motions and talking about settle-
ments. Once plan limits are hit, a
subscriber pays the attorney's going
hourly rate, minus the plan's prear-
ranged discount, which might be 10
percent to 25 percent.
)) Insurance already covers it
And last, personal injury cases re-
lated to a car accident are already
covered by your auto insurance, and
legal defense is part of the deal. In-
juries around your home are covered
by your homeowners or renters in-
surance. An umbrella policy, which
Facinelli has, covers even more li-
abilities, starting at $1 million. They
include libel, slander, false arrest, in-
juries on rental property you own, a
bite by your dog or your tenant's pet
and damage that your child causes at
school.


Investment in life insurance


may do better in the market


Dear Bruce: My wife and
I just retired. We have no
debts other than a small
charge card we put monthly
purchases on (for reward
points), but it is paid in full
every month. Our house is
paid off, and we have rea-
sonable income that meets
all of our expenses, allows
us to go on vacation and still
save money. We also have
current medical coverage
that covers us until Medicare
takes over. Our children are
grown and are self-sufficient.
My wife has a whole life
insurance policy with a face
value of $100,000. It current-
ly has a cash value of about
half that. The agent would
like us to convert it into
another whole life policy
that has a long-term-care
rider that allows you to take
out several thousand dollars
per month up to about 90


Bruce Williams
Smart Money

percent of the policy value.
My wife thinks it might
be beneficial to have this,
although another possibility
is to cash in the policy. We
don't need the life insurance
anymore as it was especially
needed when the house
was not paid and the kids
were young. I could do fine
without having the money if
she dies. I figure that the life
insurance policy is not for
investment, and we could do
much better properly invest-
ing the money. What is your
thought?


C.K., VIA E-MAIL

Dear C.K.: It appears that
you have a reasonable
monthly income that takes
care of all your expenses, so I
would certainly consider in-
vesting the money with your
broker in a modestly aggres-
sive fashion. You mentioned
you don't need the life insur-
ance; you can get along well
if your wife passed away.
Other things being equal, it
looks to me like a no-brainer.
-The question is what
would you invest the money
in? If you are going to invest
it in some very conservative.
fashion, it may do better in
the insurance policy. You are
relatively young, since you
are not eligible for Medicare
yet. If you are willing to take
a certain degree of risk in the
marketplace, in my opinion,
that would be the way to go.


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Six gay couples sue to overturn Fla. marriage ban


The Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Six gay
couples filed a lawsuit Tuesday
seeking to overturn Florida's ban
on same-sex marriage, the lat-
est in a series of cases across the
country that contend such pro-
hibitions are unconstitutional
and effectively relegate gay part-
ners to second-class status.
The lawsuit was filed in Miami-
Dade Circuit Court on behalf of
the couples by Equality Florida
Institute Inc., a civil rights orga-
nization that works for fairness
for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender people. The lawsuit
claims Florida's gay marriage
ban violates the U.S. Constitu-
tion's guarantees of equal pro-
tection and due process.
The couples, many of whom
have children and have been
together for years, said they see
no reason to be forced to move
to a state that permits same-sex


marriage when they have built
lives in Florida. Vanessa Alenier,
who is raising a 5-year-old son
with partner Melanie Alenier,
said they decided to share the
same last name to come as close
to marriage as possible but
the same-sex ban blocks that fi-
nal step.
"We want our son to under-
stand that his family is secure
and just as respected as any oth-
er family," said Vanessa Alenier.
"Melanie and I have worked so
hard to build and protect our
family, but nothing can come
close to matching:. the protec-
tions that marriage provides."
Similar claims have been made
in other states, including Okla-
homa and Utah, where judges
recently struck down gay mar-
riage bans as discriminatory.
Elizabeth Schwartz, an attorney
working on the Florida case,
said there are about 40 lawsuits
pending around the country


seeking to end bans on same-
sex marriage.
Florida voters enshrined a
ban on same-sex marriage in
the state constitution in 2008. It
states that in Florida "marriage is
the legal union of only one man
and one woman as husband and
wife," and no other unions can
be recognized.
The Florida Family Policy
Council, which led the push
for passage of the amendment,
noted that it was adopted by 62
percent of voters that year.
"Gay activists cannot win in
the marketplace, so they have
resorted to trying to find ren-
egade courts who have little re-
spect for the rule of law to create
social change that would never
happen through the people
or their elected representa-
tives," said John Stemberger, the
group's president and general
counsel. "We will spend as much
time and money as necessary to


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Melanie Alenier (right) speaks as her partner Vanessa Alenier looks on
during a news conference Tuesday in Miami Beach, Fla. Six gay couples
including the Aleniers, filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Florida's
ban on same-sex marriage.


oppose those who seek to rede-
fine marriage in Florida."
The lawsuit's advocates, how-
ever, say attitudes toward gay
marriage have changed in Flor-
ida and elsewhere since 2008,
with many opinion polls show-


ing broad support for ending
same-sex bans. Former Florida
Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republi-
can-turned-Democrat who is
seeking is old job once again,
said in a statement he backs the
lawsuit.


.Eight pilot whales found


9 dead off southwest coast


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A park ranger watches over a dead pilot whale that stranded itself with several others in News
Pass south of Lover's Key on Monday in Lee County, Fla.


The Associated Press
MIAMI Eight pilot whales have died
in shallow waters off Florida's southwest
coast, and six others remain unaccount-
'ed for, authorities said Tuesday.
The Coast Guard temporarily closed
the area to traffic in the area and ordered
* boaters to reduce speeds off the shores
near Fort Myers as they searched for
the other whales. Of the eight deceased
whales, veterinarians euthanized four of
them.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's Fisheries Service coor-
dinator Blair Mase said necropsies will
be performed on the dead whales, four
of which died Monday, including two
that were euthanized.


In December, more than 50 pilot
whales stranded in Everglades National
Park. Several died.
Farther south, officials had been mon-
itoring another two dozen pilot whales
off the coast of Collier County, butMase
said those whales were last seen about
two miles offshore Monday. She said the
local sheriff's aerial team Would monitor
their path.
Pilot whales live in deep water and
usually make their home at least 20
miles off the coast of Florida, so when
they swim inland, that's often a sign they
are suffering from some kind of toxic-
ity or disease, Mase said. These whales
tend to travel in pods of a couple dozen
or more and follow one or two leaders,
or navigators.


Health

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Jackson Hospital wants to prevent the spread of
patients to protect them- germs. While it seems
selves and others from se- very basic, washing your
rious respiratory illnesses, hands with soap and wa-
The best way to stop the ter or using a hand sani-
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for Disease Control and a cough, use a tissue to
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respiratory synclinal vi- you cough. Coughing
rus, whooping cough, and into your elbow will also
severe acute respiratory help prevent the spread of
syndrome are spread by germs if you do not have a
cough, sneezing, or un- tissue available."
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Infection control spe- information about this
cialist Charlotte McAlpin topic call Katharine at.
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State
Man charged after
child run over
MONTICELLO, Fla. -A
Florida Panhandle man
has been charged in the
death of his 6-year-old
daughter, who authori-
ties say was run over by a
truck.
The Florida Highway
Patrol reports that 38-
year-old David Russell
Courson was a passenger
in the truck, which was
being driven by a 13-
year-old girl. As the teen
tried to drive forward,
authorities say she went
in reverse, backing over
Courson's daughter,
Rebecca.
The Tallahassee Demo-
crat reports that Rebecca
was taken to a Tallahassee
hospital, where she died.
Troopers reported


Briefs
smelling alcohol on the
breath of the 13-year-old
driver, as well as 12-year-
old girl. Authorities say
Courson had also been
drinking, and a bag of
marijuana was also found
inside the truck.

Student in porn to
return to school
ORLANDO, Fla.
-A central Florida high
school student who says
he was expelled from
school after performing in
an adult film is being al-
lowed to return to school.
Brevard County School
District officials said Tues-
day they were wrong to
punish 18-year-old Robert
Marucci and that can
resume his senior year at
Cocoa High School.
From wire reports


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Teen seriously injured
while hunting
VERNON Florida
Panhandle authorities are
investigating after a teen-
ager shot herself in the leg
while hunting.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
spokesman Stan Kirkland
says Andrea Wright was
boarding a 4-wheeler
Sunday morning when her
shotgun went off.
Kirkland tells The News
Herald that the gun was
loaded with buckshot and
the 16-year-old was struck
in the leg.
The teen was airlifted
to a Pensacola hospital,
where she was in seri-
ous condition Monday
afternoon.
Kirkland says the teen
had been hunting with
an uncle. It wasn't clear if
she had taken a required
hunter safety course or
had a hunting license.


Fla. Gov. pledges
money for springs
protection
TALLAHASSEE- Florida
Gov. Rick Scott wants to
spend $55 million in the
coming year to help the
state's beleaguered fresh-
water springs.
Scott on Tuesday said he
would include the money
in budget recommenda-
tions he will send to state
legislators. Last year,
legislators set aside $10
million for springs-related
projects.
The governor's plan calls
for splitting money be-
tween projects designed to
restore water quality and
projects that would de-
velop alternative sources
of water supply.
Florida's springs have
been dealing with prob-
lems from pollution, as
well as reduced water flow.
The Scott administra-
tiorin tame under fire in
2011 for disbanding an
initiative aimed at helping
springs.
The state's top environ-
mental official maintained
Tuesday that over the last
three years, the state has
spent more on springs
than ever before.

2 horses struck,
killed by truck
SARASOTA A tractor
trailer struck and killed
two horses on a Sarasota
roadway.
The Florida Highway
Patrol says the horses es-
caped from'a nearby farm
and ran into the road early
Tuesday.
Troopers say the truck
driver couldn't avoid hit-
ting the horses.
The truck went off the
road, jackknifed and hit a
fence and trees.
Troopers say the truck
received minor injuries.

Boy, 3, found dead in
N. Miami home
NORTH MIAMI -A
3-year-old boy is dead and
his mother is being ques-
tioned by North Miami
police investigators.
The Miami Herald
reports the boy's mother
called police at 3:30 a.m.
Tuesday to report that her
son was not breathing.
The child was taken to
hospital where he was
pronounced dead.
Maj. Neal Cuevas told
The Herald the child had
been dead for at least
three hours. He says
the boy showed signs of
trauma.
The Department of
Children and Families has


taken the woman's 5-year-
old daughter into protec-
tive custody.


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Delay sought in loud
music killing trial
JACKSONVILLE-A
Florida man will ask to
delay his trial on a charge
of first-degree murder in
the death of teenager fol-
lowing an argument over
loud music.
The Florida Times-
Union reports that an
appeals court judge ruled
last week that Michael
David Dunn's trial judge
must release more evi-
dence to the public.
Dunn plans to argue
Tuesday for another trial
delay.
Dunn faces life in
prison without the possi-
bility of parole if convicted
of killing 17-year-old Jor-
dan Davis at a Jacksonville
gas station in November
2012. Dunn complained
about loud music from
Davis' car, and he told
police he fired into the
vehicle when he thought
he saw a gun. Davis was
fatally wounded.
Dunn's trial originally
was scheduled for Sep-
tember, then delayed
until the beginning of this
year.

Drunk woman drives
wrecked car to jail
GAINESVILLE) Police
say a 33-year-old woman
did them a favor when she
drove her badly damaged
car that was missing a tire
onto Alachua County Jail
property.
The woman was charged
with driving under the
influence after jail officials
noticed she was showing
signs of impairment and
called police on Monday.
A police report indicates
the vehicle had fresh crash
damage. It did not say
whether she knew she
was entering jail property
when she drove into the
parking lot.
The Gainesville Sun re-
ports the woman's breath
samples were .222 and
.215, both nearly three
times the limit at which
someone in Florida is
considered drunk.
She remains in te coun-
ty jail Tuesday morning.

Inmate dies after
collapsing at north
Florida jail
BRONSON, Fla. North
Florida authorities are
investigating the death of
an inmate who collapsed
in a county jail.
The Levy County Sher-
iff's Office says jail staff
responded after seeing
Terrance Lamar Wiggins
collapse early Monday.
Lt. Scott Tummond tells
The Gainesville Sun that
staff performed CPR while
waiting for paramedics,
who tookWiggins to a
hospital. Wiggins died two
hours later.
Tummond says a pre-
liminary investigation has
determined that Wiggins
had a medical condition
before his Nov. 22 arrest,
and he was being treated
by jail medical staff. An
autopsy is pending.
Wiggins faced several
drug charges.


Gov. Scott will vote against medical marijuana


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Re-
publican Gov. Rick Scott
said Tuesday he will vote
against a proposed con-
stitutional amendment to
allow the medical use of
marijuana if it makes the
2014 ballot.
"I have a great deal of
empathy for people bat-
tling difficult diseases and
I understand arguments
in favor of this initiative.
But, having seen the ter-
rible effects of alcohol and
drug abuse first-hand, I
cannot endorse sending
Florida down this path
and I would personally
vote against it," Scott said
through a spokeswoman.
"No matter my personal
beliefs, however, a ballot
initiative would be up to
the voters to decide."
The issue will put him


at odds with Republican-
turned-Democrat Char-
lie Crist, who is seeking
the nomination to get his
old job back with his new
party.
Scott, who is the for-
mer CEO of the Colum-
bia/HCA hospital chain,
has previously said he is
opposed to "illegal drug
abuse" but hasn't specifi-
cally expressed opposition
to the effort to allow use
of marijuana for medical
purposeswhen prescribed
by a doctor.
Scott also supports Re-
publican Attorney General
Pam Bondi's effort to keep
the proposal off the ballot
by arguing the 74-word
summary of the proposed
amendment is confus-
ing. House Speaker Will
Weatherford and Senate
President Don Gaetz, both
Republicans, also support


Bondi's effort.
Crist's boss, John Mor-
gan of the Morgan & Mor-
gan law firm, is leading a
petition drive to put the
proposed amendment on
the ballot. He's less than
90,000-voter signatures
away from the 683,149
needed to put the issue
before Floridians. Morgan
has spent nearly $3 mil-
lion on the petition drive.
"No disrespect to the
attorney general, but the
notion of trying to get it
to a point where you and
I and the people of Florida
don't get the opportunity.
to make this decision is
not what a public servant
should be doing. I support.
it, it's the right thing to do,
it is out of compassion
and I'm glad John's doing
it," Crist said last week.
Morgan didn't return
calls to his cellphone seek-


Board weighs changes to Common Core


The Associated Press

MIAMI Education
Commissioner Pam Stew-
art defended proposed
changes to the Common
Core on Tuesday, saying
they will set Florida apart
and strengthen the state's
academic'standards.
Stewart presented ;the
changes and fielded ques-
tions from the Board of
Education and its meeting
in Miami.
The benchmarks for
learning in language arts
and math were adopted
by Florida in 2010 and
have been approved by
more than 40 other states.
The standards were devel-
oped by a coalition of state
leaders and establish what
a student should know to
be prepared for college
and the workforce.
In Florida and else-
where, the standards have
been criticized as being
part of a "federal intru-
sion" into state education
and a strategy to force
children to take more
high-stakes testing. Much
of the criticism has come
from conservative activ-
ists and the Republican
Party of Florida.
In response, Gov. Rick
Scott ordered hearings on
the standards. The state
fielded more than 19,000
comments from teach-
ers, parents and others.
The result is 99 proposed
changes, including 37
clarifications to the cur-
rent standards, 60 new
standards, 52 of which
are for calculus, and two
deletions.
Stewart told the board
the proposed changes are
"clearly saying Florida is
out on our own, making
.stronger standards and
in an autonomous way"
She added the state want-
ed to send a message that
"we were not going to be
dictated what our stan-
dards would be. And if it
was determined educa-
tionally it was the right
thing to do, we would do
that."
The Common Core
standards were designed
to raise academic stan-
dards and provide greater
uniformity across states


From wire reports on what students learn.


Previously, there has been
a patchwork of standards
across the nation, some of
which are stronger than
others. Proponents of the
benchmarks note that
standards were weakened
in some states in response
to No Child Left Behind,
which penalized schools
where one or more groups
of students did not make
adequate yearly progress,
as measured by gradua-
tion rates, test scores and
other markers.
The changes proposed
in Florida include 13 clari-
fications in English lan-
guage arts, including add-
ing cursive writing as a
requirement for students
in the second through fifth
grades. Most of the chang-
es are minor. For example,
kindergarten and first-
grade students would be
required to "identify" an
author with prompting
and support, as opposed'
to simply "name" the au-
thor of a text.
The recommendations
also include the addition
of 52 calculus standards.
Stewart noted calculus
would still have been
taught in Florida through
Advanced Placement and
International Baccalaure-
ate courses, but that the
change would add calcu-
lus for those who might


not take those classes.
'A lot of us were very
concerned about the pub-
lic image of the Florida
standards," board mem-
ber John Padget said. "I
think I'm able to say that
Florida standards' with
respect to the math are
higher."
"I think that's precisely
what the intention was,"
Stewart said.
The state has also re-
named the benchmarks
the "Florida Standards.".
Stewart called the deci-
sion appropriate.
"When we say 'Florida
Standards' we will be re-
ferring to all the standards
Florida has adopted," she
said.


ing comment.
The Supreme Court is
considering Bondi's argu-
ment to strike the ballot
language. The court will
not rule on whether it ap-
proves of medical marijua-
na, but rather whether the
74-word ballot summaryis
misleading or not. Citizen
initiatives are limited to 75
words when summing up
a proposed constitutional
amendment.
Morgan and the group
United for Care have
until Feb. 1 to reach the
signature goal. United
for Care said last week it
has enough signatures,
but they still have to be
certified by elections
supervisors.

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Chicago archdiocese hid decades of abuse


The Associated Press

CHICAGO Top lead-
ers at the Archdiocese of
Chicago helped hide the
sexual abuse of children as
they struggled to contain a
growing crisis, according
to thousands of pages of
internal documents that
raise new questions about
how Cardinal Francis
George handled the allega-
tions even after the church
adopted reforms.
The documents, released
through settlements be-
tween attorneys for the
archdiocese and victims,
describe how priests for
decades were moved from
parish to parish while the
archdiocese hid the cler-
ics' histories from the
public, often with the ap-
proval of the late Cardi-
nals John Cody and Joseph
Bernardin.
Although the abuse doc-
umented in the files oc-
curred before George be-
came archbishop in 1997,
many victims did not come
forward until after he was
appointed and after U.S.
bishops- pledged in 2002
to keep all accused priests
out of ministry.
George delayed remov-
ing the Rev. Joseph R.
Bennett, despite learning
that the priest had been
accused of sexually abus-
ing girls and boys decades
earlier. Even the board the
cardinal appointed to help


him evaluate abuse claims
advised George that Ben-
nett should be removed.
"I realize this creates
a rather awkward situa-
tion, but I believe I need
to reflect on this matter
further," George wrote in
a Nov. 7, 2005, letter to an
archdiocese child protec-
tion official. Also against
the advice of his board,
George had Bennett moni-
tored by another priest
who was a friend and who
vacationed with Bennett.
Allegations against Ben-
nett continued well after
2002. He has denied any
wrongdoing in his com-
munications witIl the arch-
diocese, but was forced out
of ministry on Feb. 3, 2006,
according to the newly
public documents.
George tried to get an-
other priest, Norbert Ma-
day, released early from a
Wisconsin prison, where
he was serving time after
a 1994 conviction for mo-
lesting two boys, docu-
ments show.
He also has apologized
for how he handled allega-
tions against former priest
Daniql McCormack, who
pleaded guilty in 2007 to
abusing five children and
whose case prompted an
internal investigation of
how the archdiocese re-
sponds to abuse claims.
"The issue is not when
the abuse happened; the
issue is what they did once


Attorney Jeff Anderson (left) looks through the files of Catholic priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors in the
Archdiocese of Chicago, prior to a news conference on Tuesday.


it was reported," said Chi-
cago attorney.Marc Pearl-
man, who-has represented
about 200 victims of clergy
abuse in the Chicago area.
While disturbing sto-
ries of clergy sexual abuse
have wrenched the Roman
Catholic Church across
the globe, the newly re-
leased documents offer
the broadest look yet into
how one of its largest and
most prominent American
dioceses responded to the
scandal, even years after
the abuse occurred.


The documents, posted
online Tuesday by victims'
attorneys, cover only 30
of the at least 65 clergy
for whom the archdiocese
says it has substantiated
claims of child abuse. Vati-
can documents related to
the 30 cases were not in-
cluded, under the negoti-
ated terms of the disclo-
sure. Victims' attorneys say
they're working to get files
on the other 35 priests.
The files are being re-
leased as George, a 77-
year-old cancer survivor,


awaits permission from
Pope Francis to retire.
Naming a successor for
George will be the pope's
first major appointment in
the U.S. church.
In a letter distributed to
parishes last week, George
apologized for the abuse,
and said the disclosures
are an attempt to help vic-
tims heal.
The more than 6,000
pages include internal
communications between
church officials, disturbing
testimony about specific


abuses, meeting schedules
where allegations were
discussed and letters from
anguished parishioners.
The names of victims and
details considered private
under mental health laws
were redacted.
When a young woman
reported in 1970 that she'd
been abused as a teen, for
example, Cody assured
the priest that the "whole
matter has been forgot-
ten" because "no good can
come of trying to prove or
disprove the allegations."


Storm dumps more than a foot of snow in Northeast


The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA A
swirling storm clobbered
parts of the mid-Atlantic
and the urban Northeast
on Tuesday, dumping
a foot or more of snow,
grounding thousands of
flights, closing govern-
ment offices in.the nation's
capital and making a mess
of the evening commute.
The storm stretched
1,000 miles between Ken-
tucky and Massachusetts
but hit especially hard
along the heavily popu-
lated Interstate 95 corridor
between Philadelphia and
Boston, creating perilous
rides home for millions of
motorists.
The National Weather
Service said Manalapan,
N.J., got 13 inches of snow
and Philadelphia got a
foot. It said parts of New
York City had 10 inches.
The snow came down
harder and 'faster than
many people expected. A
blizzard warning was post-
ed for parts of Massachu-
setts, including Cape Cod.
Highways in the New
York .City metropolitan
area were jammed, and
blowing snow tripled or
even quadrupled drive
times.
"I just want to get to the
Bronx," motorist Peter
Neuwens lamented. "It's a
big place. Why can't I get
there?"
In Jersey City, NJ., Stan-
ley Gaines, wearing just a
thin jacket and huddling
beneath an overhang as
snow stung his face, said
he had been stuck for
more fhan an hour waiting
for a ride home from his
appointment at aVeterans
Affairs clinic.
"I'm waiting on anything
I can get: a taxi, a shuttle, a
bus," Gaines said, squint-
ing to read the destination
on an approaching bus
in near white-out condi-
tions. "I didn't really pay
attention to the weather
this morning because
there was no snow on the
ground, and now-- this!"
In White Plains, N.Y,
Anthony Schirrone pulled
over his car to scrape snow
from the windshield.
"I just did this five min-
utes ago," he said. "But it's
coming down too fast."
Forecasters said the
storm could bring up to
14 inches of snow to Phil-
adelphia and southern
New England and up to a
_foot in New York City, to


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
An unidentified man walks in winter conditions on Anderson
Avenue in Cliffside Park, N.J., on Tuesday.


be followed by bitter cold
as arctic air from Canada
streams in. Washing-
ton was expecting 4 to 8
inches.
As of Tuesday night, there
was mostly light snow
across Connecticut, Rhode
Islarn'd and eastern Massa-
chusetts from the Boston
area southward. Snowfall
totals in the region were at
least 5 inches.
In Maryland, 8 inches
had accumulated in West-
minster and at least 7 inch-
es had fallen in Frederick.
The storm was blamed for
at least one death in Mary-


land after a car fishtailed
into the path of a tractor-
trailer on a snow-covered
road about 50 miles north-
west of Baltimore.
The storm was a conven-
tional one that developed
off the coast and moved
its way up the Eastern Sea-
board, pulling in cold air
from the arctic. Unlike the
epic freeze of two weeks
ago, if wasn't caused by a
kink in the polar vortex,
the winds that circulate
around the North Pole.
Pennsylvania's Depart-
ment of Transportation
said it had already blown


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Obituaries
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, F132446
850.482.2332
www.jamesandsikes
funeralhomes.com

Marilyn B.
Clark

Funeral services 10 am
Wednesday, January 22,
2014 at James & Sikes Fu-
neral Home Maddox Chap-
el. Interment will follow at
Cypress Cemetery with
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel di-
recting.
Radney Funeral Home
3155 Dauphin St.
Mobile, AL 36606
(251)479-4547

Marion Hagen

Marion Hagen passed
away Monday, January 13,
2014, with her daughter by
her side.
She was born in Union
Hill, New Jersey to
Ingerborg and James
LeCoque. She was a resi-
dent of Marianna, Florida
for over 20 years before
moving to Mobile, Alaba-
ma in 2006.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and
beloved husband, Eugene
Hagen.
Marion is survived by her
daughters, Judith Porco of
Mobile, AL and Carol-Ann
(John) Feuerbach of Sierra
Vista, AZ. She also leaves
behind seven grandchil-
dren, thirteen great-
grandchildren, and six
great, great-grandchildren.
Marion was a woman of
strong faith, a dedicated
wife, and devoted mother
and grandmother. All will
feel a great loss at her pass-
ing.
A Memorial Mass will be
celebrated on Friday, Janu-
ary 24, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at
Corpus Christi Catholic
Church, 6300 McKenna
Dr., Mobile, AL.
Inurnment will follow in
Mobile Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests memorial dona-
tions be made in honor of
the deceased to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital.
Condolences may be of-
fered at www.radneyfuner-
alhome-mobile.com.
Arrangements by Radney
Funeral Home, 3155 Dau-
phin Street, Mobile, Alaba-
ma 36606.
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
850.482.2332
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Virginia C.
Jordan

Virginia C. Jordan, 88, a
former resident of Marian-
na died Monday, January
20, 2014 in Hot Springs, Ar-
kansas.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
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other items. All the objects rep-
resent something related to the
extension service and all that it
offers its community.
But Granger is not done build-
ing the project. She's on a year-
long quest for more. She wants
local people to come in with their
stories, which can be written or
shared on video. She wants lots
and lots of pictures. Don't send
your originals, she said. Although
you can bring your originals in to
be scanned and returned to you
immediately, you also can send/
email copies of your prized family
photos. She can take contributed
tangibles, too, either on loan or as
permanent gifts to the extension
service. Larger items might be
borrowed only when needed for
use at certain community events
when Granger takes portions of
the 100 Years display on the road
in 2014.
All the objects, stories and pic-
tures should in some way illus-
trate or explain how the extension
service has impacted the life of
the donor or the individual's fam-
ily and friends.
"If you've learned how to choose
healthier foods, conserve water,
save money or start a butterfly
garden, chances are you learned it
from extension,'" Granger said in a
news release about her project. "If
you've ever been to a 4-H camp or
gotten help from a Master Gar-
dener, you know Extension."
Granger said she thinks there
are hundreds of families who
have a story or picture to share.
"It doesn't have to have been
some huge impact;' it might be
that your grandma came to a
canning class here, and now you
and your kids reap the benefits by
having something special from
her kitchen. Maybe she passed
that knowledge on. Maybe your
mother learned how to quilt or
garden here. It might be some-
thing simple, but if it had an im-
pact on you, we want to share that
in this project."
Maybe your dad learned some-
thing from an extension agent that
helped him decide what to plant


Theft
From Page 1A

was loading merchandise
into buggies and pushing
them out of the sight of
the cameras, into the pro-
duce preparation area of
the store and out the door.
The store's investigator
provided authorities with
video evidence of several
incidents, including:
))The Oct. 30, 2013, theft
of a six-pack of Bud Light
beer valued at $6.49.
)) The.Nov. 6, 2013, theft
of four 24-pack cases of
Natural Light beer valued
at $69.96, and one 12-pack
of Corona beer valued at
$16.42, for-a total yalue of
$86.38 for the day.
)) The Nov. 12,2013, theft
of one 24-pack of Bud
Light valued at $17.99,
two 12-packs of Corona
valued at $32.84, and two
24-pack cases of Natural
Light valued at $34.98, for
a total value of $85.81 for
the day.
)) The Nov. 26, 2013,
theft of four 12-packs of
Corona, with a value of
$65.68, three 24-pack cas-
es of Bud Light valued at
$53.97, for a total value of
$119.75 for the day.
)) The Dec. 4, 2013, theft


This picture of some 4-H children in Jackson County was copied from the
Florida Memories Project, a state archive.


in a given year. Maybe there's a
picture of you as a little kid riding
on a tractor in his lap one year.
Granger wants that photo.
For more information, to send in
a story or photograph, or to make
arrangements for other contribu-
tions, call Granger at 482-9620 or
email her at amgranger@ufl.edu.
You can also visit the University
of Florida/IFAS website at http://
jacksonifas/ufl.edu.
For a century, the Jackson
County Extension Service has
been a valuable resource for Jack-
son County residents, providing
training in a variety of subjects.
According to the extension ser-
vice website, 10 employees and
almost 200 volunteers affiliated
with the Extension Service have
contributed to the success of the
mission of providing educational
training, individual consulta-
tions, and meeting room space
for county residents.
According to the site, those vol-
unteers donated 7,083 hours of
service to the 4-H, Master Gar-
dener, Family and Consumer Sci-
ence, or Agricultural Educational
Programs and almost 10,900
people benefited in their projects
in 2012. Statistics were not imme-


of one 12-pack of Corona
valued at $16.42, two 24-
packs of Bud Light valued
at $35.89, one 20-pack
case of Dr. Pepper drinks
valued at $6.99, two 30-
count packs of frozen
shrimp valued at $59.98,
one multi-pack of Frito-
Lay chips valued at $6.99,
and one container of Peter
Pan peanut butter valued
at $4.69, for a total value
of $131.05 for the day. The
Dec. 4 haul was rolled out
the front door, authorities
indicated.
-The report indicated
that another door may
have been used in the
other incidents, which
also included:
)) The Dec. 11, 2013,
theft of four 24-pack cas-
es of Bud Light valued at
$71.96, two 12-packs of
Corona valued at $32.84,
four 24-packs of Natural
Light valued at $69.96,
and other merchandise
valued at $80, for a total
value of $254.76 for the
day.
)) The Dec. 7, 2013, theft
of four 24-pack cases of
Bud Light beer valued at
$71.96, four 12-packs of
Corona valued at $65.68,
for a total value of $137.64
for the day.
Foster is charged with
grand theft in the case.


diately available for 2013, but the
numbers were likely comparable.
Here are some other 2012 statis-
tics take from the website:
"The Extension Service received
11,277 telephone calls, had 2,837
office visitors, provided 341 field
consultations, and received
147,217 web site visits to the Ex-
tension website that year. The
Agriculture Conference Center
meeting facilities were used for
425 events with a total attendance
of 16,177 people. Of these events,
97 were private events generating
$22,556 in rental income for the
County"
"There were a number of edu-
cational programs offered to
County residents in 2012. The
4-H Program was led by the 4-H
Agent and 4-H program assistant.
There were 232 youth enrolled
as 4-H members of community
4-H clubs, with 50 4-H members
who spent a week at 4-H Camp
Timpoochee near Niceville. In
addition seven day camps were
offered with .themes of food prep-
aration, environmental science,
sewing, healthy lifestyles, and
citizenship. The first County-wide
4-H Science Fair was held with 24
youth demonstrating complet-


Crash
From Page 1A

at the intersection on Pebble Hill Road.
A gray. Chevrolet Malibu was travelling
east ori South Street. The Ford Ranger
failed to observe the Chevrolet Malibu
and pulled into the intersection. The
Chevrolet Malibu struck the left rear of
the Ford Ranger causing it to rotate in a


Dozier
From Page 1A
Kimmerle will provide updates on
several topics, including: excavations to
date, the search for additional families
for DNA testing, upcoming fieldwork
and the next steps in the research. Mem-
bers of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's
Office'also will speak on their work with
DNA identification and collection. Arti-
facts from the Dozier research, including


Aaron's
From Page 1A

Once complete, the new 8,000-9,000-
square-foot location Hickey's seventh
Aaron's will offer a larger selection of
the current store's line of goods, which
includes computers, electronics and ap-
pliances, as well as furniture manufac-
tured in Georgia.
Hickey, whose son runs the business,


ed science projects. There were
834 students in 4th through 6th
grades who participated in the
Tropicana Public Speaking Pro-
gram offered in each school. 450
first grade students took part in
the Ag Adventure field trip to the
Research Station located north of
Marianna."
"The Commercial Agriculture
Education Program, led by Doug
Mayo, County Extension Direc-
tor, provided training to farmers
and ranchers in Jackson and sur-
rounding Counties. Highlights
of the program included the an-
nual Beef Conference, Row Crop
Short Course, Peanut Field Day,
and Cattlemen's Tour. Attendance
for these four events totaled 496
farmers and ranchers. 306 resi-
dents were on hand to honor 10
farm families at the annual Farm
City Breakfast. New this year, a
Beekeeper School was offered to
28 people who were trained in
basic beekeeping. Participates
formed the nucleus of the newly
started Chipola Beekeepers Asso-
ciation to further grow this indus-
try in the county Also unique this
year, aTimber Marketing Seminar
was provided for 33 foresters who
own or manage 54,864 acres of
timber."
"The Horticulture Education
Program, led by Rob Trawick,.
Horticulture Agent, and 31 Mas-
ter Gardener Volunteers held a
number of training workshops
for home gardeners. The work-
shops held in 2012 included:
Bulb Perennial Flowers, Native
Plant Identification, Square Foot
Gardening, Butterfly Gardening,
Tree and Shrub Pruning, as well
as Container Gardening and Bird-
house Construction for youth."
"The Family Consumer Science
(Home Economics) program, led
by Mandy Griffin, FCS Agent, had
multiple educational programs
for county residents. Highlights
include a Food Preservation and
CanningWorkshop, Reducing Salt
with Herbs Cooking demonstra-
tions, a Family Debt Reduction
Workshop, a Family Disaster Pre-
paredness Seminar, and a Sewing
Camp for youth. There were also
two home Buyer Short Courses
offered to help first-time home-
buyers qualify for government-
assisted loans."


counter clockwise direction.
The Ford Ranger came to final rest just
off the roadway in a nearby residences
lawn.
The Chfievrolet Malibu also rotated in
a counter clockwise direction and came
to rest in the middle of the intersection,
blocking the entire roadway
The Chevrolet Malibu was towed from
the scene due to the extent of the dam-
ages. There were no injuries reported at
the time of the accident.


coffin hardware and personal items re-
covered from the site, will be shown.
USF's notice indicated that surviving
family members have been invited and
are expected to attend.
The researchers began the multi-phase
excavation project at Boot Hill Cemetery
over Labor Day weekend 2013. The goal
of the exhumation project is to locate
and, with the help of family DNA com-
parisons, identify as many remains as
possible, and to potentially to diaw some
conclusions about how the people died.


said what 'prompted the move was the
current store's need for a nrew building.
Part of the new site's appeal, he said, was
the additional visibility afforded by the
heavily trafficked nearby intersection.
In addition to more products, the new
store will also offer more jobs. Hickey
estimated the new space would be 50
percent larger than the current location
and roughly 5 to 10 new jobs could come
with the expansion.
Hiring is expected to begin in about 60


F0
Fire
From Page 1A

But the water, fire and smoke
damage, and the subsequent
cave-in of the roof the next day,
had in fact damaged all or most
of what they had, Kent says. Cot-
tondale Fire Chief Andy Ander-
son also confirmed that all but
one room was breached by fire,
water and/or smoke in the initial
incident. The cave-in finished
things off.
Kent, her daughter and the
family's baby-sitter were at home
when the fire was discovered
and all got out unharmed. Kent's


husband, Howard Hugh Kent, a
District 5 supervisor at Jackson
County Road and Bridge, was not
at home during the fire; he was in
Anniston, Ala., being trained for
deployment to Afghanistan as a
sergeant in the Alabama Army
National Guard.
Howard is to be deployed in a
few weeks, his wife says. He was
given a 36-hour leave to help his
family relocate after the fire and
will head back to Anniston soon
to resume training.
Kent said she expects to move
into a new rental over the next
several days and that the Ameri-
can Red Cross offered its assis-
tance to the family in the after-
math of the fire.


Arrests
From Page 1A

Fellow employee Sabrina
Cooper admitting to facilitat-
ing transactions between Phin-
ney and others in purchases
of Tramadol, according to the
release. Authorities report that
Cooper said she had been cash-
ing Helping Hands checks on
Phinney's behalf, giving the
money to other individuals in
exchange for pills for Phinney.
A volunteer, Josie Kilby, alleg-
edly had been paid through the
Helming Hands account. Kilby,
according to authorities, said


she had been paid by Phinney
for Tramadol pills.
Phinney has been charged
with grand theft and solicita-
tion to purchase prescription
medication. Cooper has been
charged with being principal to
grand theft, and the sale of pre-
scription medication without a
license. Kilby, who authorities
say was on probation for the
sale of a controlled substance,
was charge with the sale of pre-
scription medication without a
license and is being held with-
out bond.
In a release, authorities also
made the following statement:
"Helping Hands Thrift Store has
been a thriving organization


that has helped many families
in the community for many
years. The thrift store receives
funding from monetary dona-
tions as well as donated cloth-
ing and household items that
are resold.
'Throughout the investiga-
tion it was learned that em-
ployees had been paid over-
time in clothing or store items,
and were paid cash out of the
register on a regular basis. Em-
ployees allege that Phinney was
taking cash from the store on
a regular basis. Due to a lack
of record-keeping, there is no
way to know an exact amount
of cash that was taken from the
store."


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Bulldogs bounce back, tear into Tigers


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent'jcfloridan.com

GRACEVILLE The
Marianna Bulldogs
bounced back from their
first loss of the season in
a big way Monday night,
rolling over the Graceville
Tigers 67-29 to improve
to 19-1 overall and 5-0
against Jackson County
opponents.
The Bulldogs were
coming off of a 70-63
road loss to the Ruther-
ford Rams on Saturday
night that snapped their
run of 18 straight wins to
start the season.
Monday's return to ac-
tion marked the team's
third game in the last
four nights and the Bull-


"That was our most
complete defensive
game of the season"
Travis Blanton,
Marianna head coach

dogs appeared a bit slug-
gish early on, but a 14-0
run in the second quarter
sparked a huge surge of
momentum for Marian-
na and the game quickly
got away from the Tigers.
"I like the way we re-
sponded," Marianna
coach Travis Blanton said
after the game. "It says a
lot. I wanted to see them
respond like that after a
loss. That was one of our
most complete defensive
games of the season."


The Bulldogs limited
Graceville to just 25 per-
cent shooting from the
field for the game, in-
cluding 5-of-27 from the
three-point line.
By contrast, Marianna
converted 54 percent of
its shots and punished
GHS in the paint and in
transition.
Herman Williams
scored 14 points to lead
the Bulldogs, while Trey
Clemmons added 11
points and seven re-
bounds, and Shaquari-
ous Baker had eight
points and six assists.
Roderick Copeland
also had eight points for
MHS.
Derrick White and
Jalen Lawson provided


almost all of the offense
for Graceville, with White
scoring a team-high 13
points and Lawson 11.
The Tigers kept close
in the early going, with
a three by Lawson and
a bucket by White cut-
ting Marianna's lead to
14-12 early in the second
period.
But a basket by Antavi-
ous Leonard, a transition
basket from Clemmons,
another from Williams,
and a layup by Brandon
Smith following a turn-
over pushed the MHS
cushion up to double
digits at 22-12.
Baker found Williams
with a lob pass for a fin-
ish at the rim, and then
drove to the basket for a


basket and came up with
a steal and lobbed an-
other pass high to Clem-
mons in transition for
a two-handed dunk to
make it 28-12.
The lead was 30-17 at
halftime and a 16-2 run
to start the third quarter
blew the game open for
the Bulldogs.
After an offensive re-
bound and put-back by
Copeland with 2:30 left
in the period, Williams'
knocked down a three-
pointer to make it 46-19
Marianna.
Marianna was sched-
uled to take on Malone "0-
on Tuesday night, while .. :-,,
Graceville was set to host PHOTO BY LORIENABLE
Wewahitchka in a district Marianna's Jamel Johnson glides in for a
matchup. layup during a game this season.


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Getting recognized


Graceville's Jared Padgett (back row, second from the right) poses with his Southeast teammates after winning the Under Armour Preseason
All-America tournament over the weekend in Tuscon, Ariz.


Tigers' Padgett excels in All-America tourney


BYDUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

Graceville Tigers baseball
star Jared Padgett was re-
cently the recipient of a huge
honor for a high school base-
ball player, as he was chosen
to compete in the 2014 Un-
der Armour All-America Pre-
season Tournament in Tus-
con, Ariz., last week.
The tournament featured
410 of the best high school
players from around the
country representing their
region among 28 differ-
ent teams competing in a
three-day tournament format


that started Friday and con-
cluded Sunday.
Padgett, a 6-foot-4 pitcher
and outfielder, represented
the Southeast team that went
3-0 and won the tournament.
The junior left-hander
pitched three scoreless in-
nings in all, allowing just one
hit and one walk, while also
going 2-for-2 with three walks
at the plate.
Padgett said Tuesday that
his time in Arizona is some-
thing he would never forget.
"The experience was phe-
nomenal," he said. "It was a
phenomenal trip and a great-
experience. There were a lot of


good guys out there. It was an
opportunity to go out and do
something a lot of kids don't
get the opportunity
to do. It was definitely a
blessing. I couldn't be more
thankful about it."
It was his first time on the
mound since July, which
Padgett stid caused him a bit
of apprehension going in.
"I was definitely nervous,
but I came in and threw a
couple 'of bullpens and gave
a good performance," he said.
"I pitched in front of 12 Major
League baseball scouts and it
was really nerve-racking, but
it was well worth it."


I had a great time. I had a
lot of nervousness in me, but
I was pretty happy with how I
performed."
'Padgett, who also played in
the outfield for the Southeast
team, said he was consistent
hitting 87 to 88 miles per hour
on the radar gun in Tuscon
and topped out at 93 MPH.
That effort could earn him
a trip to Chicago to pitch at
Wrigley Field for the Under
Armour All-American Game
in August.



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Malone's Brianna Dallas looks to pass
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Lady Tigers


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BYDUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Malone Lady Tigers made it five
Wins in a row Monday night at home
with a 61-41 victory over Blountstown
to improve to 13-7 on the season.
Curteeona Brelove had 21 points to
lead the Lady Tigers, while Brianna
Dallas added 14 points, and Angelica
Livingston 12.
Malone was coming off of a perfect
3-0 run last week and started this one
with a solid win over a quality oppo-
nent that earned praise from coach
Preston Roberts.
"We came out ready to play and de-
livered the first blow and it was smooth
sailing," the coach said. "Everybody
played well. It was one of those nights
that are very important. Curteeona is
going to do her job, but Angelica and
Brianna have to do their job too and
they did that. They're not natural scor-
ers, so they've got to let their defense
trigger their offense for them and they
did that."
The coach said that the added offen-
sive balance has been key during his
team's five-game win streak, which he
said has featured better all-around play
from his team than the eight-game
streak earlier in the season.

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MMS Baseball


MMS set for 2014 season


BY SHELIA MADER
Floridan Correspondent

Marianna Middle School
has chosen its baseball
team for the 2014 season.
As in previous years,
they will operate with a
two-team system: an A'
team comprised of eighth
graders, and a 'B' team
from the seventh grade
class.
Heading up the team
this year will be coach
Clint Brock, assisted by
Tyler Wilson.
The A' team pitching
staff will be anchored by
Cameron Gray, Deontre
Rhynes, Riley Torbett,
Brolin VanHuss, Nevin
VanHuss, and Hunter
Mitchell, with relief com-
ing from Dalton Smith


and Marquis Kelly.
Rounding out the A'
team will be Brady Hill,
Pender Johnson, Elliott
Hollon, Nick English, Jim
Busby, and Fredd Pruett.
The 'B' team-will be
looking to Tristen Boze-
man and Randall Smith
to head up the pitching
staff.
Rounding out that team
is Gannon Davis, Colby
Dryden, Beau Alday, Riley
Arunakal, Will Saunders,
Loren Waldron, Ty Roper,
Jonah Mercer, Wesley Rog-
ers, Wesley Pippen, lake
Mayo, and CoreyAkerson.
Lane Gullett will be the
team manager.
Brock said he has high
expectations of this year's
squads.
"I think my 'N team


shows a lot of promise
given the amount of re-
turners we have from last
year," he said. "I look for-
ward to playing against
some new opponents.
We are going to be led by
a strong pitching staff on
our A' team and strong
leadership is going to be
key. I think they are a pret-
ty solid group all the way
around.
"The 'B' group is pretty
much a mystery right now,
but I am positive that they
are going to come around
and mesh as a team. I look
for both teams to be very
competitive this year."
MMS will host its first
game on Feb. 11 at Opti-
mist Park with games at 5
p.m. and 6:30 p.m. against
Vernon.


Sports Briefs

High School Boys Basketball
Thursday-Wewahitchka at Sneads, 1:30 p.m.; Gottondale atAltha, 5:30 p.m. and 7
p.m.
Friday- Vernon at Graceville, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; West Florida at Marianna, 6 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m.; Malone at Laurel Hill, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday- Rutherford at Graceville, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

High School Girls Basketball
Thursday- Sneads at Malone, 5 p.m.; Holmes County at Cottondale, 6 p.m.; Bethle-
hem at Graceville, 6 p.m.
Friday- Marianna at Dothan High, 6 p.m.
Saturday- Cottondale at Ponce de Leon, 6 p.m.

Chipola Basketball
Chipola men's and women's basketball teams will go to Panama City on Saturday
to take on Gulf Coast State.
The women's game will tip at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

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Sherman sorry rant overshadowed win


The Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -Pete
Carroll pulled Richard
Sherman aside on Monday
and made sure his fiery
cornerback understood
that his rant against San
Francisco's Michael Crab-
tree was overshadowing the
Seattle Seahawks reaching
their second Super Bowl in
franchise history.
Sherman seemed to get
Carroll's message.
"He was really clear that
the last thing he wanted
to do was take something
away from our team, what
we had accomplished,"
Carroll said.
Sherman became the
focal point of attention
- both positive and nega-
tive after Seattle beat
San Francisco 23-17 on


Sunday to win the NFC
championship.
Sherman was already go-
ing to be in the spotlight
for what he did on San
Francisco's final offensive
play, twisting his body to
deflect a pass intended for
Crabtree into the air and al-
lowing time for teammate
Malcolm Smith to run over
and make an interception
in the end zone to clinch
the Seahawks victory.
The athleticism on the
play was worthy of praise.
But Sherman's antics from
that point drew praise from
some for'being honest and
unfiltered, and criticism
from others for being too
harsh and combative.
"This is a very emotional
kid and that's what drives
him," Carroll said. "We did
sit down and talk about it


Richard Sherman has been taking the attention away from the
team with his outbursts since the end of the AFC title game.


because I want him to pres-
ent himself in his best light.
He's an incredible kid.
"He has a great sense
about things and under-
standing and sensitivity


and awareness and he cares
and he's a very thoughtful
person so when he puts
out those kind of thoughts
he has to know what he's
saying and understand it


and I think he's very under-
standing at this point that
he caused a stir that took
away from the team."
Sherman had been rarely
targeted by the 49ers, with
most of Colin Kaepernick's
passes being thrown in
the direction of Byron
Maxwell.
But in the final minute,
Kaepernick decided to take
a shot to the end zone with
Crabtree and Sherman
matched up one-on-one.
Sherman won the match-
up, staying in position to
deflect the pass and have
it fall into Smith's hands,
similar to a tipped inter-
ception from Sherman to
safety Earl Thomas in Week
15 against the New York
Giants.
Except this was far more
meaningful, giving Seat-


tie its second conference
championship.
But Sherman didn't let
the celebration end with
Smith and his teammates.
Sherman ran over to
Crabtree and gave him a
pat on the backside, then
appeared to extend his arm
for a handshake.
Instead, Sherman got
shoved in the face before
picking up his personal
foul as his celebration con-
tinued. The taunt included
a choking gesture in the di-
rection of Kaepernick.
Asked about the incident
afterward by Fox reporter
Erin Andrews, Sherman lit
up Twitter with a rant that
began: "I'm the best corner
in the game. When you tty
me with a sorry receiver
like Crabtree, that's the re-
sult you gonna get."


Seattle's Harvin expected


back for Super Bowl

The Associated Press In .


RENTON, Wash. Wide
receiver Percy Harvin could
be back to practice later
this week for the Seattle Se-
ahawks and is expected to
be available fortthe Super
Bowl.
Harvin missed Sunday's
NFC championship game
win over San Francisco af-
ter suffering a concussion
a week earlier in the divi-
sional playoffwin over New
Orleans. Harvin was not
cleared by doctors in time
to play against the 49ers.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll
said Monday that Harvin
could be cleared in time to
practice as early asWednes-
day. Carroll said that was


Percy Harvin (11) suffered a concussion in the NFC divisional
playoff game against the Saints.


based on how Harvin was
feeling over the weekend,
but there were still "a cou-
ple of clearances" needed
before he could practice.
Harvin had three


receptions against New Or-
leans .before getting hurt
late in the first half. It was
the second game of the
season for Harvin, who had
hip surgery in August.


AP source: 49ers' Bowman


has torn ACL, MCL in knee


The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
NaVorro Bowman tore the
anterior cruciate and me-
dial collateral ligaments in
his left knee when he went
down during Sunday's
NFC championship loss
at Seattle, a person with
direct knowledge of the in-
jury said Monday.
The person said that
Bowman would have sur-
gery for the ACL tear but
that the MCL is likely to
heal with rest and he is ex-
pected to be ready for the
2014 season.
"It's not as bad as
feared," the person said,
speaking on condition of
anonymity to The Asso-
ciated Press because the
team hadn't made an an-
nouncement regarding
the results of tests on Bow-
man's knee.
Coach Jim Harbaugh
said after Sunday's 23-17
season-ending loss to the
Seahawks that Bowman
was believed to have torn
his ACL, and Harbaugh
wasn't to address the
media again until Tues-
day. Kansas City's Der-
rick Johnson was chosen
Monday to replace Bow-
man in the Pro Bowl. .
49ers linebackers coach
Jim Leavitt remained opti-
mistic earlier Monday that
Bowman would be play-
ing when the 49ers open
new Levi's Stadium next
season.
"He's a warrior. He's go-
ing to push forward, there's
no question," Leavitt said.
"He's a special guy, trb-
mendously talented, but
he's got such a heart. He's
been so good with me it's
unbelievable.
"He's great young man.
He'll be fine. We're going
into a new stadium and
he'll be ready to go when
we start."
In addition, left guard
Mike lupati broke his left
ankle in the loss. He says
__Jhe doesn't know whether


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San Francisco's Navorro Bowman strips the ball
Jermaine Kearse (15) and injures his leg on the play.


he will need surgery, but
is scheduled to be further
evaluated Tuesday.
"This is a bad-ludk year,"
said lupati, who missed
four games with a left knee
injury.
"I'll probably be in a cast
for a while. I'll be here re-
habbing. It's day by day.
and wish for the best."
As the 49ers braced for
Bowman's lengthy recov-
ery, they were still dealing
with the sting of another
season that ended just
short of the goal.
Safety Donte Whitner
was irked at any Seattle
fans involved with throw-
ing popcorn and other de-
bris on Bovwman as he was
carted off at CenturyLink
Field.
"That's pure ignorance,"
said Whitner, who noted
losing to the rival Seahawks
"makes it a little worse 'cuz
I wanted to send those
fans home crying."
And how about the post-
game comments by cor-
nerback Richard Sherman
calling 49ers wideout Mi-
chael Crabtree "mediocre"
and "sorry" following his
game-saving defensive
play in the end zone dur-
ing the waning moments?
"Pure ignorance, simple


as that," Whitner said.
Added tight end Ver-
non Davis: "He talks a lot.
Sometimes you just need
to shut your mouth. You
got the win. Be humble,
be gracious and just ac-
cept it. ... Maybe he could
learn from other people
around the league that
kM.ow how to be a true
gentleman that show good
sportsmanship."


AP Source: Broncos' Gase


tells Browns that he is out


The Associated Press

CLEVELAND Adam
Gase has told the Browns
not to wait for him.
Denver's offensive coor-
dinator removed his name
from consideration for
Cleveland's head coaching
job on Tuesday, a person
familiar with the Browns'
search told the Associated
Press. Gase called Browns
owner Jimmy Haslam and
informed he was with-
drawing his name and
would not interview af-
ter the Super Bowl, said
the person who spoke on
condition of anonymity
because the team is not
commenting during its
search.
The 35-year-old Gase,
who will lead the Bron-
cos' high-powered offense
against Seattle, was the
first candidate contacted
by the Browns. Gase de-
clined an initial interview
request because he want-
ed to concentrate on the
playoffs, and the Browns
would have had to wait
until after Feb. 2 to speak
with him.
Gase was believed to be
the Browns' top target in
their quest to replace Rob
Chudzinski, fired after one
season in Cleveland.
Last week, Haslam said
the team is "prepared to
wait as long as necessary"
to hire a coach, and now
the Browns will move
ahead without Gase, who
enjoys his role with the
Broncos and may not be
ready for a head coaching
gig.
The Browns have in-
terviewed at least eight
known candidates to be-
come their seventh full-
time coach since 1999,
and the team has set up
second interviews with
Seattle defensive coor-
dinator Dan Quinn aind
Buffalo defensive coor-
dinator Mike Pettine, the
source said.
Quinn, who has pre-
sided over the NFL's top-
rated defense this season,
met with the Browns on
Jan. 1 and reportedly im-
pressed Haslam and CEO
Joe Banner. Pettine had


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Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase has decided not to
pursue the open position for Cleveland's new head coach.
his first interview with the of their Tennessee ties.
club on Jan. 16. Gase, too, fit the outline
Per NFL rules, the -young, offensive-mind-
Browns can conduct a ed of the type of coach
second interview with Banner wanted to bring
Quinn by Jan. 26, but are to the Browns, who went
not permitted to offer him 4-12 under Chudzinski
a job until after the Super and have lost at least 11
Bowl. Pettine can meet games in each 6f the past
again with the team-at any six seasons.
time. Gase is the second high-
Gase drew the Browns' profile coachto removehis
attention and soared up name from consideration.
their wish list of candi- New England offensive
dates helping quarterback coordinator Josh McDan-
Peyton Manning shatter iels also told the Browns
several league records he was not interested in
this season. Also, Haslam pursuing their opening.
received a glowing recom- The Browns have also in-
mendation on Gase from terviewed former Tennes-
Manning, who has a long- see coach Mike Munchak
standing relationship with and Dallas special teams
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The Associated Press

Roger Goodell doesn't
want to stand pat with the
PAT. He's suggesting po-
tential changes in the ex-
tra point that, well, might
have some legs.
The NFL commissioner
says the extra point kick
after touchdowns, which
had a success rate of near-
ly 100 percent in 2013, is
too automatic.
And with few teams at-
tempting 2-point conver-
sion plays until despera-
tion hits, the old 1-pointer
from about 20 yards is the
way coaches go.
So Goodell wonders if
the -league can add ex-


Champ Bailey has been in the NFL since 1999 when he was drafted in the first round by the
Redskins. He will play in his first Super Bowl when the Broncos face the Seahawks Feb. 2.



Bailey will finally



play in Super Bowl


The Associated Press


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -
Champ Bailey finally gets
a chance to live up to his
name.
The 12-time Pro Bowler
is headed to his first Super
Bowl in his 15th and
most trying- NFLseason,
one in which he missed
11 games and parts of two
others because of a nag-
ging foot injury.
"It hurt not being out
there," Bailey said after
Denver topped New Eng-
land in the AFC champi-
onship game, "but here I,
am. I'm on the field and
my team's still in the run-
ning. That's what it's all
about."
Bailey's subdued cel-
ebration and measured
reaction in delirious Den-
ver stood in stark contrast
to the scene in Seattle
later Sunday night, where
SeahaAkks cornerback
Richard Sherman stole
the spotlight with his
game-saving deflection,
his taunting of Michael
Crabtree and his televi-
sion rant on the field
afterward.
The two contrasting
styles will draw much at-
tention in the days lead-
ing up to the Super Bowl
on Feb. 2.
Sherman is the 25-year-
old trash-talking leader of
the league's best defense,
Bailey the 35-year-old
sage of a unit that's been
through the ringer this
season, but has come
on strong over the past
month despite injuries
that cost them several
starters, including Von
Miller and Chris Harris Jr.
Bailey is one of the
league's top cornerbacks,
but he's clearly on the
downslope of his spectac-
ular career that includes
the most Pro Bowls by a
defensive back in NFL
history.
Bailey was greeted in
the locker room by former
teammate John Lynch,
who was with him the pre-
vious time he'd come this
close to the Super Bowl
- 2,919.days earlier.
One week after sealing


"'Tm just looking
forward to the next one,
making sure my body
is rightfor the next
game."

Chamrp Bailey,
Denver Broncos cornerback

a playoff win with a 100-
yard interception return
to hand Tom Brady his
first playoff loss back in
2006, Bailey had another
interception in his grasp
and the end zone in his
sights, but Hines Ward
somehow came down
with the football instead
and Pittsburgh went on
to beat Denver 34-17 for
the AFC title following the
.2005 season.
"I said he'd play really
big and I think quietly he
really did," Lynch said.
"It's been a tough year.
Everyone thinks he's old,
over the hill, but he's been
a great player throughout
his whole career and great
players, when it matters
most, play great."
Bailey had no spectac-
ular plays this time, no
pick-6s or takeaways or
forced fumbles or sacks,
just his usual steady play
and calming leadership.
He was hardly tested by
Brady at all and finished
with three tackles.
"I thought yesterday
was his best performance
of the season," coach John
Fox said Monday.
Peyton Manning, who
knows a little bit about
overcoming injuries and
long odds to reach the Su-
per Bowl, said he was "cer-
tainly happy for Champ, I
know a lot of people are."
"There's a guy let's
see, Champ's one year
younger than me so he's
in his 15th season like I
said, it's hard to get to the
Super Bowl.
"It's hard to win it, but
I'm telling you it's hard to
get there," Manning said.
"... I'm glad that he's back
out there on the field. He's
battled through some in-
juries and has stayed at


it and been committed to
his rehab."
Bailey started just three
games this season, and he
finished just one of those,
against Jacksonville on
Oct. 13. After aggravating
his foot injury in his two
other starts, he was rel-
egated to slot duty by the
time he finally got healthy
in mid-December.
That changed when Har-
ris got hurt in the Broncos'
playoffwin over San Diego
and Bailey started Sun-
day opposite Dominique
Rodgers-Cromartie, then
moved into the slot on
passing downs to. thwart
the heart of the Patriots'
offense.
"I knew I'd be back at
some point," Bailey said.
"My coaches, teammates,
they never gave up on me.
They knew I'd be back.to
100 percent at some point.
Here I am, I'm playing
probably my best football
of the year because I
haven't played much. I'm
just looking forward to
the next one, making sure
my body is right for the
next game."
And don't count on him
getting caught up in the
comparisons at the Super
Bowl between him and
Sherman, who represents
this new breed of corner-
back, the bigger, athletic
DBs who trash talk as well
as any of the receivers
they cover.
About the only trash-
talking that came out
of Bailey's mouth Sun-
day was when he was
asked about how the
Broncos shut down the
Patriots' ground game.
The Broncos held
LeGarrette Blount to 6
yards on five carries a
week after scoring four
TDs against Indianapolis.
"Well," Bailey said mat-
ter-of-factly, "they didn't
play the Broncos last
week."
Notes: Fox said RB
Knowshon Moreno is day
to day after X-rays on his
ribs were negative and CB
Tony Carter has a pinched
nerve but no concussion.
... The Broncos return to
work Thursday.


Goodell suggests NFL



ditched the PAT kick


Commissioner Roger Goodell wants more changes in the league..
Commissioner Roger Goodell wants more changes in the league.


citement by making some
major adjustments to
the extra point, suggest-
ing perhaps making a
touchdown worth seven


points, with teams having
the option to run a play for
another point.
But failing on that play
would cost them a point.


Rice, Sanders attempt



rebuilding of Pro Bowl


The Associated Press

HONOLULU Deion
Sanders is giving Jerry Rice
,one concession as Pro
Bowl week begins: The re-
cord-setting wide receiv-
er will call the coin toss
Tuesday that starts the
process of picking teams.
Besides that, the Hall of
Fame cornerback claims
he has the upper hand
under the game's new
schoolyard-style format.
"I think it is going to be
a blowout," Sanders said.
"I don't think Jerry has
strategized."
Rice's response: "That's
not going to happen.
I have a pretty good
mindset of where I want to
go."
The Rice-Sanders ri-
valry is just one of several
moves the NFL is using to
try to rekindle interest in
the Pro Bowl, set for Sun-
day in Hawaii. The game
has been criticized as too
lax in recent years by fans
and even Commissioner
Roger Goodell, putting the
future of the game in
question.
The biggest change a
two-day draft on Tues-
day and Wednesday that
will determine teams in
a new "unconferenced"
game responds by tar-
geting player egos and fan
love for fantasy football.
Instead of briefly men-
tioning a player's accom-
plishments during a quick
cameo in the all-star game,
Rice and Sanders will
make choices that reveal
the players they believe
to be the best among the
best even all-stars don't
want to be picked last in a
game with no bad players.
"You want to embrace
good-natured ribbing
and chop busting," said
Mike Muriano, senior co-
ordinating producer at
NFL Network, which is
running the draft and
televising its second part
live.
The league was an-
nouncing replacements
throughout Monday for
players missing the game


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jerry Rice (right) responds to smack talk by Deion Sanders
(left) during a Pro Bowl press conference.


because of injury or the
Super Bowl. Andrew Luck
of Indianapolis and Nick
Fole's of Philadelphia are
replacing the quarterbacks
in the Super Bowl, Den-
ver's Peyton Manning and
Seattle's Russell Wilson.
Running backs Eddie Lacy
and Alfred Morris will step
in for Adrian Peterson and
Marshawn Lynch, while
Alshon Jeffery and Larry
Fitzgerald replace Calvin
Johnson and Demaryius
Thomas.


how they'll make their
picks, though Sanders
has said he doesn't want
any Pro Bowlers on his
team who have played in
more than four all-star
games.
"You want what you
want," Sanders said.
"I know the guys that are
going to cover. No matter
what, they're not cutting
no deals."
Rice said he's not paying
Sanders too much atten-
tion because his former


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The Associated Press

A person familiar with
the situation says new
Detroit head coach Jim
Caldwell and Saints as-
sistant Joe Lombardi have
a agreed on deal for Lom-
bardi to become the Lions'
offensive coordinator.
The person spoke to The
Associated Press on con-
dition of anonymity be-
cause the Lions have not
announced the hiring,
which was first reported by
ESPN.
Lombardi, the grandson
of former Green Bay Hall
of Fame coach Vince Lom-


bardi, has been an offen-

tant on Sean
P a y t o n's
New Orleans
staff since
2007. He was
. { named quar-
Lombardi terbacks
coach in
2009, the season the Saints
won their only Super Bowl
over the Indianapolis Colts,
who were then coached by
Caldwell.
Saints quarterback Drew
Brees has passed for more
than 5,000 yards in a season
three times with Lombardi
as his position coach.


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KU freshman Wiggins still seeking his place

KU freshman Wiggis stdil seekiing his place


The Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -Andrew
Wiggins is finding it hard to be
everybody's Super Bowl.
That was the way that Kan-
sas coach Bill Self described
the up-and-down season
of his talented freshman
forward.
One day, Wiggins will be
pouring in 26 points against
Florida, the next day he will
be struggling to get his shot
off against UTEP
It's already been a season
of growing pains for the No.
1 recruit in last year's class,
and while the eighth-ranked
Jayhawks are starting to soar,
Wiggins is still searching for
his stride.
"He's so naive in so many
ways," Self said. "I don't think
he thinks about the fact he's


everybody's Super Bowl when
they have a chance to play
against him.
"We've told him," Self said,
"but I don't think he's felt that
yet."
After easily knocking off
No. 24 Baylor on Monday
night, Kansas (14-4, 5-0) has
roared to five straight wins
and first place in the Big 12.
The last four of them have
come against Top 25 teams,
making the Jayhawks the first
to accomplish that feat since
North Carolina in 1997.
Wiggins has been a big part
of that success, of course.
He scored 22 points against
Kansas State, and poured
in 17 against Iowa State and
Baylor. But he also was held to
nine points on 2-of-9 shooting
against Oklahoma, and a sea-
son-low three points against


Oklahoma State.
Taken together, those are
solid numbers for just about
any freshman in America.
Wiggins isn't just any other
freshman.
Ever since successfully du-
eling with Duke star Jabari
Parker at a summer tour-
nament, Wiggins has been
anointed the next big thing.
NBA scouts have flocked to
Allen Fieldhouse to see him
- there were 28 in atten-
dance last Saturday, when
the Jayhawks knocked off the
Cowboys. And he's done
enough to prove that he could
have .a big future in the pro-
fessional ranks.
But he's also left many of
those scouts, his coaches and
just about every fan who has
filed into the Phog hungry for
more.


"I think he's done well,"
Self said. "I also think there's
another step he can take.
He leaves me wanting more,
so when people say certain
things, I can't be upset. I want
more, too."
Self has tried to treat Wig-
gins like anybody else, in part
to temper some of the other-
worldly expectations.
The prized forward has
only done two one-on-.one
interviews with the media-
one of them with The Asso-
ciated Press in December -
since the start of the season,
and unless he has a big per-
formance, Wiggins generally
isn't made available to report-
ers following games.
"It's a no-win, everything
lose situation," Self said.
"There's no way to live up to
the hype."


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Andrew Wiggins (22) has been inconsistent for
most of the season, but still leads the Jayhawks
at 15.2 points per game.


Kentucky's Harrison gaming confidence in game


The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -Andrew
Harrison knew extra prac-
tice time would eventually
translate into positive game
results.
The payoff came Saturday
against Tennessee.
Harrison scored a career-
high 26 points in a 74-66 vic-
tory over the Volunteers, in-
cluding 16 in the second half
to help the No.14 Wildcats
(13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Con-
ference) put Tennessee away.
He was perfect 10 of 10 from
the foul line and Kentucky
to #I made 23 of 24-free throws as
a team.
But more notable for Harri-
son was how he got to the free
throw line against Tennessee's
physical lineup.
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time at practice working on his game. fidence and comfort with


his role as Kentucky's floor
leader.
"I know that I'm not play-
ing as well as I can, and that's
what I'm working on," Har-
rison said after the game.
"That just comes from hard
work and being in the gym. I
just want to play well for my
team."
What's helping is Harrison's
improved patience watch-
ing the game develop before
making his move.
At times the 6-foot-6 Har-
rison has appeared to try
too hard to live up to billing
as the nation's top recruit at
his position and meeting
Kentucky coach John Calipa-
ri's expectations for his point
guards. Missing both exhibi-
tion games with a bruised
knee didn't help.
Harrison showed flashes of
his ability early but his play
was inconsistent, leading to


social-media criticism of his
ability.
:Some of the conversations
bothered him but all of it mo-
tivated him to improve.
"It's frustrating when you
hear people say you're not as
good as you think you are,"
Harrison said. "Some of the
plays I made,-a point guard is
not supposed to let that hap-
pen, and I felt responsible for
that."
And while Harrison's de-
velopment continues, he has
shown progress in the last five
games. Despite scoring just
seven points in last Tuesday's
overtime loss at Arkansas,
he had six assists and forced
the extra session by making
a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds
left in regulation.
He also scored 18 points
against rival Louisville on
Dec. 28.
Against the Vols, Harrison


took control in the second
half. He made 4 of 7 shots
from the field and all eight at-
tempts from the line.
Calipari credited weeks
of Harrison working on the
pick-and-roll and attacking
the post man; assistant coach
John Robic followed up Mon-
day by praising Harrison's
decision-making.
"I thought Andrew had a
terrific game because he car-
ried over the things that we've
been working on in practice,
not because of his stats and
his line," Robic said. "That
was obvious. When, your
point guard does that, it helps
everybody for sure."
Harrison entered the
game against Texas A&M as
Kentucky's fourth-leading
scorer at 11.5 points per con-
test, hitting nearly 39 percent
from 3-point range and aver-
aging 3.5 assists per contest.


Badgers looks to shore up defense
The Associated Press W W I- .. .


MADISON, Wis. The
feel-good start at Wiscon-
sin is over.
A two-game slide has
exposed some defensive
problems that the ninth-
ranked Badgers have been
able to mask in part be-
cause they're especially
dangerous this season oi
the other end of the floor.
Now there's a rather nov-
el situation in Madison:
a balanced, offense help-
ing to cover up defensive
flaws.
"The tradition of our de-
fense and this program -
it's been a tough team and
.we need to go out there
and be (tough) defensively
every game, bring it for 40
minutes," forward Frank
Kaminsky said.
Wisconsin (16-2, 3-2
Big Ten) hopes to turn it
around this week on the
road, starting with a trip
Wednesday to Minnesota
followed by a' weekend
visit to Purdue. Losses to
Indiana on the road and
Michigan at home last
week ended the team's
school-best 16-0 start.
Not that there's panic at
the Kohl Center.
In fact, 16-2 is prob-
ably about right where this
team was expected to be in
at this point in the 'season
if not slightly exceeding


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lost their last two games, their only losses on the season.


expectations.
Wisconsin is averaging
75.8 points per game, up
nearly 11 points from last
season. As is typical under
coach Bo Ryan, the Bad-
gers lead the Big Ten in
offensive efficiency with,
an average 1.21 points per
possession.
And the Badgers are still
second in the conference
in scoring defense allowing
62.8 points per game. They
lead the nation in few-


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game. They've proven they
can win defensive slugfests
or up-tempo affairs.
But the last two games
have stood out for allowing
opponents to shoot more
than 50 percent, a startling
number for a team that
had held its previous four
opponents to no more
than 39 percent shooting.
Indiana shot 51 percent
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"All those things are
coming out, the problems
that you don't really see,
or you don't really care to
see when you're winning,"
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need to refocus, re-sharp-
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COLUMBIA, S.C. -
South Carolina coach
Frank Martin has apolo-
gized for a tirade directed
at guard Brenton Williams
in the first half in the
Gamecocks' loss to Missis-
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strong words at times
when players make mis-


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caught up in the moment.
Martin also apologized to
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The Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia-Russian
security officials are hunt-
ing down three potential
female suicide bombers,
one of whom is believed
to be in.Sochi, where the
Winter Olympics will be-
gin next month.
Police leaflets seen by an
Associated Press reporter
at a central Sochi hotel on
Tuesday contain warnings
about three potential sui-
cide bombers. A police let-
ter said that one of them,
Ruzanna Ibragimrnova, a
22-year-old widow of an
Islamic militant, was at
large in Sochi.
A U.S. congressman who
was in Sochi on Tuesday to
assess the situation said he
was impressed by the work
of Russian security forces
but troubled that potential


suicide bombers had got-
ten into the city, despite all
of the extraordinary secu-
rity measures.
"We know some of them
got through the perim-
eter," Rep. Michael Mc-
Caul, chairman of the U.S.
House Homeland Security
Committee, told The As-
sociated Press. "She's for
real. What we don't know
is how many more black
widows are out there."
Russian authorities
have blamed the so-called
"black widows" of slain
insurgents for previous
suicide attacks in the
country.
The Black Sea resort
town will host the games
amid concerns about se-
curity and potential ter-
rorist attacks.
The southern city of Vol-
gograd was rocked by two


4


U.S. Congressman, Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the
House Homeland Security Committee, assesses the situation.


suicide bombings in late
December, which killed 34
and injured scores more.
An Islamic militant group
in Dagestan posted a vid-
eo on Sunday claiming re-
sponsibility for the bomb-
ings and threatened to
strike the games in Sochi,


about 500 kilometers (300
miles) west of Dagestan.
McCaul, a Republican
'from Texas, said he had
numerous meetings with
officials in Moscow and
Sochi, and was briefed by
the joint operation center
in Sochi, which is respon-


sible for overall security in
the area.
"The one improvement
I would ask of the Rus-
sians is to allow our intel-
ligence services to coordi-
nate and cooperate better
with theirs," McCaul said.
Although the Russian side
was confident that it could
provide security, the U.S.
has information that could
help keep the games safe,
he said.
The congressman also
expressed concern that
terrorists could have got-
ten into Sochi before secu-
rity was tightened.
"How many potential
cells could be in Sochi and
the Olympic village?" he
said. "But after 'the ring of
steel' was implemented we
have this one person.who
seems to have been able to
penetrate it. It does dem-


onstrate vulnerability."
Police material distrib-
uted to the hotel staff in-
cluded pictures of two
other women in veils:
26-year-old Zaira Aliyeva
and 34-year-old Dzhannet
Tsakhayeva.
"It said they had been
trained "to perpetrate acts
of terrorism."
It warned that the two
women "are probably
among us," but, unlike
Ibragimova's case, did not
say if they are in Sochi.
No further information
was provided about the
two women or their mo-
tivation. The term "black
widow" refers to the be-
lief that women who have
carried out past suicide
attacks in Russia did so
to avenge the deaths of
husbands or other male
relatives.


A crumbling Sochi hides behind Olympic facades


The Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia A
shining new $635 million
highway on the outskirts
of Sochi stands next to
a crumbling apartment
block with a red "SOS!"
banner on its roof.
The residents of 5aAkat-
sy street have lived for
years with no running wa-
ter or sewage system. Con-
struction for the 2014 Win-
ter Games has made their
lives more miserable: The
new highway has cut them
off from the city center.
Even their communal out-
house had to be torn down
because it was found to be
too close to the new road
and ruled an eyesore.
The slum is one of the
many facets of a hidden


dark side in the host city of
next month's Winter Olym-
pics, which stands side-
by-side with the glittering
new construction projects
that President Vladimir
Putin is touting as a sym-
bol of Russia's transforma-
tion from a dysfunctional
Soviet leviathan to a suc-
cessful, modern economy.
While state-run TV trains
its cameras on luxury
malls, sleek stadiums and
high-speed train links,
thousands of ordinary
people in the Sochi area
put up with squalor and
environmental waste: vil-
lagers living next to an ille-
gal dump filled with Olym-
pic construction waste,
families whose homes are
sinking into the earth, city
dwellers suffering chronic


Overhead shot of the $635 million highway.


power cuts despite prom-
ises to improve electricity.
Putin promoted the So-
chi Games, which begin on
Feb. 7, as a unique oppor-
tunity to bring investment
to the Black Sea resort and
improve living standards
for its 350,000 residents.
Looking back at those


promises, many residents,
weary from years of living
in the midst of Russia's
biggest construction proj-
ect in modern history, say
they have yet to see any
improvement in their lives
and point to an array of
negative effects.
"Everyone was looking


forward to the Olympics,"
said Alexandra Krivchen-
ko, a 37-year-old mother
of three who lives on Akat-
sy street. "We. just never
thought they would leave
us bang in the middle of a
federal highway!"
People elsewhere in So-
chi and surrounding vil-
lages have seen the quality
of their life decline because
of Olympic construction.
In the village of Akhshtyr,
residents complain about
an illegal landfill operated
by an Olympics contractor
that has fouled the air and
a stream that feeds the So-
chi water supply. Waste
from another illegal dump
in the village of Loo has
slid into a brook that flows
into the already polluted
Black Sea.


In the village of Mirny,
just outside the Olym-
pic Park, rumbling trucks
have damaged founda-
tions and caused homes to
sink. And right across the
railroad tracks from the
Akatsy building, another
multifamily residence has
become prone to flood-
ing after an Olympics-
related road was built
nearby.
Sochi residents also
complain about wide-
spread environmental
damage, including the de-
struction of forests and the
contamination of a river
running down to the sea.
Near the Olympic Park,
a popular sandy beach
was paved over for the
development of a port that
was never built.


Still scrambling to sell tickets


The Associated Press

LONDON -What if they
held an Olympics and no-
body came?
The situation isn't that
bleak, of course, for the
Sochi Games. Yet, with less
than three weeks to go un-
til the opening ceremony,
hundreds of thousands
of tickets remain unsold,
raising the prospect of
empty seats and a lack of
atmosphere at Russia's
first Winter Olympics.
There are signs that
many foreign fans are
staying away, turned off
by terrorist threats, ex-
pensive flights and hotels,
long travel distances, a
shortage of tourist attrac-
tions in the area, and the
Hassle of obtaining visas
and spectator passes.
"Some people are scared
it costs too much and oth-
er people are scared be-
cause of security," senior
International Olympic


Committee member Ger-
hard Heiberg of Norway
told The Associated Press.
"From my country, I know
that several people and
companies are not going
for these two reasons. Of
course, there will be Nor-
wegians there but not as
many as we are used to."
Sochi organizers an-
nounced last week that
70 percent of tickets have
been sold for the games,
which run from Feb. 7-23
and represent a symbol of
pride and prestige for Rus-
sia aind President Vladimir
Putin.
So what about the re-
maining 30 percent?
"We are keeping a spe-
cial quota for those who
come for the games, so
that they can indeed buy
tickets for the competi-
tions," organizing com-
mittee chief Dmitry Cher-
nyshenko said.
Chernyshenko said
about 213,000 spectators


are expected at the games,
with about 75 percent
likely to be Russians.
"Tickets are being
snapped up fast with the
most popular events be-
ing hockey, biathlon, fig-
ure skating, freestyle and
snowboard," the organiz-
ing committee said in a
statement to the AP. "With
70 percent of tickets al-
ready sold and another
ticketing office opening
shortly, we are expecting
strong last-minute ticket
sales and do not envisage
having empty seats."
Sochi officials have
refused to divulge how
many tickets in total were
put up for sale, saying the
figure would only be re-
leased after the games.
However, according to
IOC marketing documents
seen by the AP, Sochi had a
total of 1.1 million tickets
on offer. That would mean
about 300,000 tickets re-
mained available.


By comparison, 1.54
million tickets were avail-
able for the 2010 Winter
Olympics in Vancouver
and 97 percent (1.49 mil-
lion) were sold.
For the 2012 Summer
Games in London, orga-
nizers sold 97 percent (8.2
million) of their 8.5 mil-
lion tickets.
Heiberg, who chairs
the IOC marketing
commission, said the
Russians have cut down
by 50 percent on the num-
ber of spectators original-
ly planned for the moun-
tain events for security
reasons.
"That means there will
be less people and prob-
ably less enthusiasm than
we had, for instance, in
Lillehammer," he said.
"I hope the Russians will
fill not only their indoor
stadiums but there will
be enough people in the
stadiums for the Nordic
events."


Bach expresses confidence in Rio Olympics


Yater-Wallace


earns spot on US


Olympic team


The Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah (AP)
- Five weeks after break-
ing his ribs during training
for an Olympic qualifier,
halfpipe skier Torin Yater-
Wallace got a spot on the
U.S, team.
Yater-Wallace was given
one of the U.S. Ski and
Snowboard Association's
discretionary picks Tues-
day despite not compet-
ing in any of the qualifying
contests.


He has won two silvers
and a bronze- at the Winter
X Games.
Also' added were An-
nalisa Drew (halfpipe),
Joss Christensen (men's
slopestyle), Julia Krass and
15-year-old Maggie Voisin
(women's slopestyle). John
Teller earned a skicross
spot by winning a World.
Cup spot last week.
Simon Dumont, one of
the most decorated veter-
ans on the halfpipe, was
left off the team.


The Associated Press

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President Thomas Bach
met Tuesday with Bra-
zilian President Dilma
Rousseff and said he feels
"very confident" in the
preparations for the
2016 Olympics in Rio de
Janeiro.
But Bach acknowledged
once again that Brazil has
no time to lose and must
speed up work for the
first Olympics in South
America.
Rio's preparations have
been plagued by delays,
the late approval of an
operating budget and
concerns about water
pollution in Olympic ven-
ues for sailing, canoe-
ing, rowing, and distance
swimming.
IOC members have talk-
ed openly about their wor-
ries and have constantly
urged Rio organizers to
move faster.


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Rousseff in Brasilia. "We've
seen great progress in the
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Horoscope
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Don't be aggravated
if things don't turn out
your way. Putting in extra
time and energy will be
necessary.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Implement a clear
system to prepare yourself
to meet your goals. Travel-
ing may be the best way to
find the information you
need.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -You will be bogged
down with added responsi-
bilities today. Get informed
before making any big
decisions.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) -You will tend to react
prematurely and get into
trouble if you don't listen
carefully to what others
have to say. Nothing will be
as it first appears.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) The harder you are
willing to work, the better
off you'll be. Your eager-
ness to take on responsibil-
ity will impress someone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Plan to go out and have
a fun and social evening.
You are likely to have inter-
actions with children, and
you will be surprised what
they can teach you.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) Family matters will
probably require some
damage control. Awkward-
ness may result from your
current limitations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-While you are busy
defending yourself, you are
likely to uncover some ex-
tremely valuable informa-
tion. Find an opportunity
to take a little trip.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Don't let anyone impede
your progress. Remain
aware of past mistakes to
avoid falling into the same
patterns.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
Don't be overtaken by
your emotions. You will do
well today if you can pres-
ent a stable front.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-You will have good ideas
for improving your financ-
es. Trust your instincts, but
don't get carried away.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
23-Dec. 21) Restless-
ness will lead to personal
changes. If you communi-
cate your differences, re-
forms can be made easily.


Am'ie's Mailbox


Dear Annie: A couple of years ago, you
published my letter signed "No-Win Situ-
ation in Wisconsin." My wife and I had
been sharing a vacation with another
couple, and I witnessed the husband kiss
my wife on the lips as they left. You said if
I trust my wife, not to worry about it.
After you printed my letter, I wrote this
couple a half-sincere "take the high road"
letter, admitting I could have been wrong
about interpreting that kiss and invited
them to come for dinner and stay over.
They never replied. But a month later,
they drove into town and met my wife for
lunch while I was at work. The husband
asked my wife whether I felt "neglected."
How smug is that?
A couple of weeks later, my wife and
I celebrated our 25th anniversary at a
lovely vacation spot, and a week later,
she stayed overnight at this couple's
home while visiting a mutual friend who
was ill.
I am getting the distinct message that
I am the one with the problem, and
therefore, I can be completely-bypassed
when she makes decisions involving this


couple. While I do not feel it would be
right to ask my-wife to close the door on
this friendship, that last visit had me los-
ing sleep. I wrote my wife a letter about
my feelings, and even though I realize
their relationship could be nothing, it
still upsets me.
Now that this husband has retired, I
fear the pace will quicken in his efforts
to put our friendship back where it
was, but whatever my insecurities and
shortcomings, I get angry just thinking
about it. Am I making sense or just going
bananas?
MORE MAINE MADNESS
Dear Maine: We doubt anything untow-
ard is going on, but your wife is delib-
erately disregarding your feelings. She
thinks you are being foolish, and so she
ignores you. This makes you feel mar-
ginalized and angry. Please stop writing
letters and simply talk to your wife. Tell
her gently that seeing this couple behind
your back only makes you distrust her,
and that eats away at the core of your
marriage. Tell her you will back off if she
will be more respectful of your feelings.


Bridge


Look before you leap is a
well-known adage. There
is a bridge equivalent,
which is highlighted by
today's deal. South is in
four spades. West leads
off with the top three
clubs. How should South
continue after ruffing the
third?
Note North's raise to
two spades. This risked
putting his side into a
4-3 fit, but to rebid one
no-trump with no minor-
suit stopper would have
been worse. Support with
support, especially in the
majors. And if South had
enough to move higher
and only four spades, he
would have rebid some-
thing other than four
spades (perhaps three
no-trump). South's jump
to four spades promised at
least a five-card suit.


North 01-22-14
A 9 4
S A KJ 8 7
105
4, J 6 3
West East
SQ 7 3 48
V5 2 Q 63
S 9 7 62 QJ843
4AKQ4 4 10952
South
4 KJ 10 6 5 2
I 10 9 4
AK
41 87
Dealer: North
Vulnerable: Both
South West North East
1 V Pass
1 Pass 2 4 Pass
4 4 Pass Pass Pass
Opening lead: 4 A

South will fail only if
he loses one trick in each
major. The textbooks will
tell you that the percent-
age play in spades is to
cash the ace and king. If
declarer does that here,
though, he will go down,
losing one spade, one


heart and two clubs.
Instead, South should
take the whole deal into
account and do a little
preparation, so that if he
does misguess spades, he
will still make the contract
regardless of the heart
position.
Before touching trumps,
South should play off his
two diamond winners.
Then he should cash his
spade king and lead a
spade to dummy's nine.
Here the finesse wins and
the contract is home. But
note that if East could win
the seventh trick with the
spade queen, he would
be endplayed. If he leads
a heart, declarer cannot
lose a trick in that suit. Or
if East returns a minor-suit
card, South sluffs a heart
from his hand and ruffs on
the board.


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(9) ANNOUNCEMENTS



Storewide Sale Starting at
3 20% off Furniture
4 30% off Accessories
i 40% off Glassware
/ 50% off Pictures
107 .,Chroke


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FINANCIAL


Consignment Shop in Dothan FOR SALE
specializing in clothing & acc. for women.
Well established with over 400 consignors
& a growing customer base, sales of
100K + yr. Unlimited potential for increase
sales & expansion. Store fixtures, eqiup,
& database included, Will train new owner.
Leave message at 334-677-5113

( ) MERCHANDISE
FURJ:NIT1 RIE O IUSEO ITM S..
AMF Playmaster Pool Table- Red felt 4x8. Very
good condition. All accessories included. Buy-
er responsible for moving. Located in Enter-
prise. $1750.00 OBO. Call or text 334-806-6004.

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

RECORDS WANTED paying $1. each for old
45's, 78's & LP's, Ig. collections only
803-215-9856.


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MERCHANDISE


Tanning Bed Solor Storm 24 lamp 110 volt,
for residential, good condition.
$950.334-347-1954.


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PETS & ANIMALS


ACK Reg. Labs black 2-males & 5-females
$500. Parents on site. Ready Jan. 30th. father is
a choc. pointing lab, mother is silver.
Dew Claws removed & shots & wormed
334-790-3582 or 334-618-7256.
AKC Shih-Tzu puppies 1-female, 2-males, both
parents onsite, Ready Jan. 30th.
Declaws removed, Shots & wormed. $600.
770-362-6044 Enterprise
All left over Christmas Babies are on sale 1!
Yorkies, Shorkie, Yorldkies Mixes and
Japanese Chin Mixes 334-718-4886
Beautiful rare solid white CKC Reg. Miniature
Schnauzer puppies $350. Ready Jan. 25th.
.taking deposits 334-464-0000
FREE puppies 7 wks old. mixed American Pitt
Bull & Australian Blue Heeler 850-579-4769
French Bulldog Puppies -Beautiful markings, pa-
rents on site, vet checked, 9 weeks old,
1 Male/3 Females $800 each (334) 794-7254
decarterjnl@aol.com
Looking For The Best Family Pet? This is the
Best I Have Ever Had the Pleasure to Share my
Home With!!!Mother is 1/2 Great Dane, 1/2
Standard Poodle Hybrid; Father is AKC Stand-
ard Poodle. All AKC Linage provided. Pups are
3/4 Standard Poodle and 1/4 Great Dane. Coats
range from smooth to wire hair with solid col-
ors of Apricots, Creams and Blacks. (One Black
with a touch of white!) Born Dec 7th,13. Availa-
ble Feb 7th. Health cert. all shots/worming up
to date. Tails docked for your convenience!
Best in Breed traits! No genetic defects! Not a
breeder or puppy mill! A onetime opportunity!
No more litters available through our Great
Danoodle! Please contact 334-565-3067
Days/334-685-0144 Nites/wkends Rochelle


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Press Operator
Dothan Eagle has an immediate opening for a press operator. Responsibilities include setup,
operation, repair and maintenance of Press/Plate Making Equipment, meeting company
guidelines to produce high quality products within strict deadlines. Successful candidate
must be capable of maintaining a clean work environment while following company safety
guidelines and adhere to production print schedules and employee work schedules to coincide
with production schedules. Must fully comply with all company policies and procedures and
at all times when representing the company, operate in a thorough professional manner
including communication, attendance, punctuality, and dress.
This position requires a minimum two years production line experience, strong mechanical
background, or printing experience. High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
Company benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and 401K.
Pre-employment drug and background screen required. EOE/M/F/D/V.
You may apply on line at: www.bhmginc.com
: or you may send your resume to:
Charlie Gibson, Dothan Eagle, 227 North Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36303.
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Sudoku


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MARKET


Aid GREEN FROZEN
B PEANUTS
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shelled peanuts
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850-209-3322 or 850-573-6594
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Excellent Care


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SBuying Pine / Hardwood in
your area.
No tract too small / Custom Thinning
Call Pea River Timber
4 334-389-2003
WANTED LOOKING FOR LONG TERM
Deer Lease/Hunting
rights on large private ac. 150-300 acres.
starting this season and for many more
years to follow. 603-566-4330.


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Call 718-1001 for details.
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Jackson
Hospital

PAYROLL/AP CLERK

Jackson Hospital, a 100 bed fully
accredited acute care facility located in
Marianna, Florida, has an immediate
opening for a full-time Payroll/AP Clerk.
Experience with Microsoft Excel is
required. Knowledge of state/federal
payroll filing requirements and
sales/rental tax reporting is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years payroll experience
required. Hours are 7:OOA-3:30P
Monday through Friday.
Jackson Hospital offers a competitive
salary with previous experience
compensation and full-time benefits
including medical, dental, life, long and
short term disability and retirement
Interested applicants should
send resume to:

HUMAN RESOURCES
JACKSON HOSPITAL
P.O. BOX 1608
4250 Hospital Drive
Marianna, FL 32447
(850) 718-2626
EOE



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maintenance position.
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Florida, has an opening for'an energetic and
career-minded MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST at
the US231 Official Florida Welcome Center in
Campbellton, FL. This ianitoral position is
responsible for facility upkeep to include
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care of the center's equipment, handling
incoming deliveries including stacking and
unloading of incoming boxes, minor repairs,
taking part in brochure inventory process
and other related functions.
Team-player ability required.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package. Deadline for application is
February 7,2014.
Qualified candidates will need to apply for
the position through VISIT FLORIDA's web
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DISTRIBUTION CENTER
MARIANNA, FLORIDA
Now Hiring Full Time
1st shift Class B Trailer Technician
Requirements: Minimum of 3 years
experience in heavy-duty trailer
maintenance or 2 years experience in
heavy-duty trailer maintenance with a
Diesel/Auto technical School Degree.
Hydraulics experience preferred. Current
brake certification and proper certification
to perform FHWA inspections preferred.
Competitive Pay and
Benefits Pakckage!
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway.
Marianna, Florida 32448
Must be 18 Years Old
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workplace


CLASSIFIED


0 WANTED: MATURE,
DEPENDABLE, BUSINESS-MINDED,
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS

Grand Ridge
Earn an average of

$900
per month
Route Hours-2 A.M. to 6 A.M.
Must have dependable transportation,
minimum liability insurance & valid
driver's license.
Come by and fill out Bid at the
Jackson County Floridan,
4403 Constitution Lane, Marianna, FL


Openings For
2- FTDjspatch/CS Positions
Required:
Willingness to work PM Shifts
Monthly rotation of weekend coverage
1 candidate with bi-lingual Spanish
Preferred:
Admin Experience
Ask for an Oracle Elevator application
and submit your resume'
at the One Stop Career Center.-
Oracle Elevator is a Drug Free Workplace
and Equal Opportunity employer


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Jones Concrete, LLC
Travis Jones
Free Estimates/Reasonable Rates
House Slabs Sidewalks
Driveways & Pole Barns
850-693-5812 30+ Years Experience


Dozer and Excavation Work
Ponds Road Building Demolition
Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying
Fire Line Plowing Burning
finu AllO~l 850-762.9402
Clay O'Neal Cell 850-832-5055
clayslandclearing@gmail.com

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Stump Grinding
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WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE!!
Big Or Small Jobs WELCOME

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

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undamaged clothing.
Can (850) 348-0588


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265-6023
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850-573-1880
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Library Director Pos#122
Master's degree in Library Science and 3 to 5
years of progressively responsible experience
in a public library setting, including adminis-
trative supervisory duties; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience
which provides the required knowledge, skills
and abilities. For Library information visit
their website at www.jcplfl.org.
Starting Salar. .48676.0/yr.

Administrative Support II
Pay Grade 13 Road Dept Pos#211
High school graduate or its equivalent, and
2-3 years of experience in secretarial or
administrative work. Must be able to handle
multiple phone lines and have working
knowledge of Personal Computer, exercise
the ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing
with the public. Word for Windows and
Internet experience required.
Possession of a valid Florida drivers license
prior to employment.
Starting Salary: $17,236.00/yr.

Correctional Officer
Pay Grade 24 JCCF Pos#701
Must have a high school diploma or its
equivalent. Must be a State of Florida
certified Correctional Officer. Must be at
least 19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and
have no record of a felony or misdemeanor
involving perjury or false statements.
Must be drug-free and pass a vigorous
background investigation. Possession of a
valid Florida drivers license is required prior
to employment.
Salary: $26,463.00/yr.

Equipment Operator I
Pay Grade 13 Road DepLt Pos#567
High school diploma or equivalent with 1-2
or more years of experience in the safe
operation of a farm tractor and cutting
head with hydraulic/electrical switches and
driving truck with a loaded trailer attached;
able to supervise inmates.
Must have a valid Class "B" FL drivers license
prior to employment.
Starting Salary: $17.236.00/yr.

Submit Jackson County employment
application to the Human Resources Dept.,
2864 Madison Street Marianna, FL 32448.
PH 850-482-9633.
or wwwiacksoncountyfl.net/

Deadline to apply is
01/27/2014
Drug-Free Workplace/EOF/V.Pref/ADA/AA


EDUCb~kATION
&"INSTRUCTION


s Look ahead to your
future! Start training
FORTI$ for a new career in
FO R I S Medical Assisting,
COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
Pharmacy Technology,
& HVAC!
Call Fortis College 855-445-3276
For consumer info: visit www.fortis.edu

(^j) -RESIENTLAL.
REAL-ESTATE fOR RENT
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Apartments for Rent in Greenwood
2BR$450 1BR$400
.4 Call 850-326-4289.4
Cedar Creek Apartments 1BR/1BA $500
AppI, lawn car & pest control included.
Must be 62 or older or disabled. Call 850-352-
3878 or email cedarcreeki.gnchousing.net
HES0 UNF URNISHED


1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
2/1 house Baker Ave. Marianna $575. mo
$650. dep No Pets 1 yr. lease
Call Joanne 850-693-0570
Afford 3/2 Brick Home Engery Effiecent
2 car garage and covered porch $9850 Mo. +
Dep. Also Cottondale 3/1.5 Brick Co. Hm. on
I ac. $650. + dep. RENT OR OPTION TO BUY w/
Income & Credit approval
Ca 850-579-4317 & -j _-965
Austin Tyler & Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 or austintvlerco.com
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"


2/2 located in Sneads $350. mo.
# 850-573-0308
*2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes inCottondale.
$500 and up. 1H20, garbage, sewer included.
http://www.charloscountryliving.com.
I 850-209-8847 4


V8, Good Condition!
S $6,000 OBO 850-263-4563j
AUTOS FORSAL
CADILLAC 1991 Brougham, under 15 thousand
miles, garage kept $5,500 OBO 334-687-9161
Ford 1994 F-150 XLT, single cab, auto, 302 V8,
dual tanks, PS, PB, PS, PDL, PW, complete
brake job, full tune up. Red/Silver, red cloth
seat. Looks, runs and drives good. Must see!
$4,595. Owner, Dothan, 334-671-3059.
SGOT BAD CREDIT?
RIDE TODAY !
S$0O Down/lst Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass!
Repo pass bankruptcy
SLOW CREDIT OK SSI & VA OK
Report to Credit Bureau
*n Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Grand Marque 2008 leather seat, 1-owner
low mileage, black w/ gray int. new tires,
garage kept, looks like new, Real Clean!!
334-797-5151


., .iHonda 2000 Odyssey
-~* Family van- Runs perfect.
t U Clean inside & out. Ice cold
i air. Everything works. Has
been garage kept. 152k mi.
$4,995. For more info call 334-693-9360


Honda 2009 Accord, great gas mileage, certi-
fied warranty, nice car, well equipped. $250
down and $250 per month. Call Steve Hatcher
334-791-8243.
Lincoln 2002 Town Car Exe. Series exc. cond.
beige in color, leather seats, only 114K miles,
michelin tires, garage kept. $4,800.
334-693-0288
- Lincoln 2004 Town Car
Signature, loaded, leath-
er, like new, clean, 94k
miles, owner, $7500.
334-790-7959.
Mazda 2008 Miata MX5 4cyl. Loaded. In great
condition. 31,000 miles. Silver with black top.
$14,500. 334-405-7402
Nissan 2013 Altima S, low miles, fully equipped,
must sell. $200 down, $279 per month. Call Ron
Ellis 334-714-0028..
*j Bi-t -Toyota 2011 Camry LE.
4 door sedan, metallic
green, 34,000 miles. Tan
cloth interior. Very clean.
$14,900. Will accept rea-
sonable offer. 334-402-1180 or 334-397-4301


2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale. I IVOT T']E
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month 2007 V STAR 1300 (Black) One Owner, Garage
Please call 850-258-1594 or Keep, Like New, 2000 Miles $5,500. Bought in
850-638-8570 Leave Message 2009 from Wards' Yamaha. 334-707-8074

2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes lSPORTmUTL-IT
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 I 2007 GMC Yukon SLT -V8, Flex fuel, one owner,
navy with tan interior, leather, power seats and
2BR / 1.5BA at Millpond $495 rent + deposit windows, 6 cd changer, rear bucket seats, rear
Has utility shed, screened in front porch air and radio, 3rd row seat, 66K miles, $18,995,
1 850-209-3970 NO PETS call 334-791-1570 leave message.


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IAW LEGALS


LF160355
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR JACKSON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 32-2010-CA-000918-CAAX-MX
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM T. LITTLE A/K/A WILLIAM LITTLE;
CYNTHIA R. LITTLE A/K/A CYNTHIA LITTLE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE-NAMED DEFENDANTSS); COM-
PASS LAKE IN THE HILLS PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; SUNTRUST BANK;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Jackson County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Jackson County, Florida, described
as:
LOTS 24 AND 25, BLOCK 123, OF COMPASS
LAKE HILLS UNIT FIVE, ACCORDING TOTHE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK A-4,
PAGES 130 THROUGH 140, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF JACKSON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, At the North Door of the Jackson
County Courthouse at 11:00 a.m., on February
27,2014.


Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the
31 st day of December, 2013.




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CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
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any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administration at P.O.
Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone num-
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LF160300
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND
FOR JACKSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 12-333-CA
SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., formerly
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWARD L. BUTLER, et al,,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an or-
der or a final judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Jackson County, Florida,
described as:
Exhibit A
The land referred to in this exhibit is located in
the state of Florida in the county of Jackson in
Deed Book 164 Page 791 and more particular
described as follows:
A lot or parcel of land in Jackson County, Flori-
da and being more particularly described as
follows: Beginning at the accepted Northwest
corner of Section 14, TSN, RO10W and thence S2
degrees 30'E, 12 feet to the starting point on
the Westerly side of the old United States High-
way; thence S 15 degrees 30'E, along the west-
erly side of said highway, a chord distance of
277.85 feet; thence S 89 degrees 38'W. 329.68
feet; thence N 43 degrees 26'E, 371.55 feet to
the starting point. Said parcel being in the NW
1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 14 and the NE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 of section 15, T5N, RO10W and con-
taining 1.00 acres, more or less.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the front lobby of the Jackson
County Courthouse, 4445 Lafayette Street, Ma-
rianna, Florida 32447, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 27th day of Febuary, 2014.
That any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on.
DALE GUTHRIE
CLERK, CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
Sidney E. Lewis, P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
300 W. Adams Street
Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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No timeline for Bryant return with Lakers


The Associated Press

CHICAGO Kobe Bry-
ant is riding a bike. That's
about all he can do right
now, so he's trying not to
think about when he might
be able to play again for
the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryant broke a bone in
his left knee Dec. 17 at
Memphis while playing his
fourth game in five nights,
likely sidelining the super-
star guard for six weeks.
The injury against the
Grizzlies occurred in his
sixth game back after he
missed the start of the sea-
son while recovering from
a torn left Achilles tendon.
The pair of injuries for
the 35-year-old Bryant
raised questions about
whether he would ever re-
turn to his previous form.
But he said Monday night
he had no doubt he would
play at a similarly high lev-
el again.
"There was before I came
back the first time because
I didn't knowhowmyAchil-
les was going to respond
to playing and changing
directions," Bryant said
.before the Lakers' 102-100
overtime loss at Chicago.
"The game in Memphis I
had a pretty good feel for
it, getting back to being
able to do what I normally
could do. I feel confident
about it. I did play that
second half on a fractured
leg and played pretty well.
I feel pretty good about my
chances."


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kobe Bryant watches from the sidelines during a Lakers game earlier this season. There is no timetable for a return.


But the rehab from the
knee injury has been slow
going so far. The 15-time
All-Star said he is limited
to mostly bike work right
now and any talk of a re-
turn is up in the air until
he returns to the court.
"Try not to think about
it too much," he said. "Just


go day to day."
Playing without Bryant
and Steve Nash, the Lakers
have dropped 13 of 16 to
fall to 16-26 on the season.
But they have received
some encouraging play
from Kendall Marshall and
reserve Nick Young, who
had 31 points against the


Bulls.
The Lakers face a long
road back to contention in
the loaded Western Con-
ference, especially with
their injury issues. Nash is
out with a back problem,
and the team also is miss-
ing Jordan Farmar (torn
left hamstring), Steve Blake


(torn elbow ligament) and
Xavier Henry (right knee
bone bruise).
"It just makes it harder,"
coach Mike D'Antoni said
of playing without two of
the team's biggest stars.
"You're not quite as. good
as you were when you had
the guy. The biggest thing


is how to finish games off
because you kn6w where
you're going if they're on
the floor. You've got to fig-
ure that out."
Henry could return soon.
He is expected to step up
his rehab work when the
Lakers practice Wednes-
day in Miami.
Even with his limited ac-
tion, Bryant remains one of
the most popular players
in the league. He had the
most All-Star votes among
the Western Conference
guards when balloting was
announced Jan. 9.
The fan voting was set to
close Monday night, and
the starters 'for the Feb.
16 game in New Orleans
will be announced on
Thursday.
"I've always looked for-
ward to playing in All-Star
games. It's always some-
thing that's been a huge
honor," Bryant said. "With
that being said, I haven't
played. I think some of the
other guys who have been
out there performing and
playing well and are All-
Star worthy should be the.
ones out there playing."
Bryant isn't taking any-
thing for granted in his
18th NBA season, especial-
ly with his injury problems
over the last two years.
All the time on the
sideline also has pro-
vided more perspective
qn how the game has
changed since he was
a rookie in the 1996-97
season.


Heat, Michelle Obama team up for video


The Associated Press

MIAMI Michelle
Obama is a big proponent
of fitness. The Miami Heat
are big fans of the photo-
bombing craze.
Combining the two
seems like a hit.
The first lady and some
members of the Heat are
starring together in a new
video promoting fitness


and healthy eating, part of
Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move"
initiative. The 50-second
.public service announce-
ment was taped last week
when the Heat visited the
White House in commem-
oration of winning last
year's NBA championship.
Among the highlights:
Mrs. Obama, James and
Bosh all 'crashing" inter-
views Spoelstra was con-


ducting with Wade and
Allen. The first lady also
dunked on a toy hoop as
the group broke into laugh-
ter, and the tape ends with
all six munching a healthy
snack together.
"Pretty good, huh," Mrs.
Obama asks.
"Mm-hmm," the Heat
group mumbled back.
Spoelstra-who, like Mrs.
Obama, is a major fitness


activist said the Heat
didn't know they would be
starring alongside the first
lady in the video.
"It was one of the high-
lights of our last two visits,"
Spoelstra said. "Wasn't ex-
pecting that. We weren't re-
allybriefed onwhatit might
be. We thought we might
just have an opportunity
to meet her and watch her
shoot a commercial.


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Padgett
From Page 1B

As much as Padgett en-
joyed his trip to Arizona,
he said getting selected to
play at Wrigley Field would
be the ultimate honor for
him.


LadyTigers
From Page 1B

"I think we're playing
better teams and playing
better defense than we did
earlier," he said. "We've
also played better together.
Earlier in the year, Curteeo-
na was scoring between 25
and 30 points per night,
but I like this run a little bit
better because everybody
is contributing. It's more of


"That's the highest level
of baseball (in high school),
to get to play on TV and im-
press scouts.
"That would be pret-
ty cool," he said. "I feel
pretty confident about it
happening."
A two'time All County se-
lection as a pitcher, Padgett
still has two more seasons


a team effort. My top seven
or eight players are playing
their best basketball and
that's what you want at this
time of the year."
Malone scored the first
six points'of the game and
took an 18-9 lead after one
quarter, and in the sec-
ond period responded to
Blountstown cutting the
lead to 23-17 with a 13-5
run to close the half.
It was another solid start
forthe Lady Tigers, which
Roberts said has been a


of high school baseball left
before he goes to college
or get drafted his stated
preference.
To make that dream
happen, the former three-
sport star, who already
dropped basketball during
his junior season, said he
planned on taking foot-
ball off the table in his


consistent point of empha-
sis for his team.
"It's like I continue to say,
when we come out play-
ing hard it helps the rest of


senior year to keep his
focus on his baseball
career.
"If I get to go to Wrigley,
there's a good chance I'll
shut down football for my
senior year," Padgett said.
"I'm pretty well focused in
on baseball. I think I could
have a huge chance if I get
drafted."


the game go pretty smooth
for us," he said. "When
we come out sluggish, it's
usually a long night at the
office."


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