The Lake City reporter


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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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Lake City Fla
Creation Date:
December 7, 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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Parade !

Holiday celebration
deemed'the best
one yet by spectator.
T oy sellers and cotton
candy vendors packed
the street, Onlookers
stood huddled together,
attempting to brave the
cool air. Colorful lights illuminated
downtown Lake City, while
Christmas tunes could be heard
from a distance.
After being delayed one night
because of a severe weather threat,
the 2005 Lake City Christmas
Parade took place Tuesday night.
The annual Christmas Parade
began at Memorial Stadium and
traveled south Marion Avenue to
the VA Hospital.
The parade stopped briefly in
front of the Medical Center, long
enough for Dale Williams, the
parade Grand Marshal and
Columbia County County Manager,
Lt. Col.' Walter T. Weaver and Mrs.
Nancy Reissener, Associate Director
of the Lake City VA Medical Center,
to turn on the 300,000 lights
decorating the grounds.
"The parade is nice," Johnny
Me.ndez said. "It is much better than
it was last year."
The sentiment seemed to be felt
by many of the parade watchers.
'This is the fourth parade I've
been to here in Lake City, and I
think this is the best one yet,"
Michelle Pardons said.
Bystanders were lined up and
down Marion Avenue, as a parade
delay did little to affect the city's
Christmas spirit...
"It didn't matter to me if the
parade was bumped back a day,"
James Little said. "I don't know if I
would have come last night because
of the weather, so rescheduling the
parade was fine with me."
Rain clouds and thunderstorms,
along with a countywide tornado
watch, forced organizers to
reschedule the parade..
More than 90 participants
registered for the parade this year,
although estimates of how many
showed up were not immediately
Harvey Campbell, Executive
Director of the Columbia County
Tourism Development Council,
didn't know Monday if all of the
participants would show for
Tuesday night's event.
"I do expect to have more
(tonight) than we would have had if
we had the parade (on Monday
night) during the bad weather,"
Campbell said.

TOP: Ariel Hardin, 9, waves from the Wayne's Carpet Plus float as floats line up
in preparation of the Lake City Annual Christmas Parade down Marion Avenue
Tuesday evening. ABOVE: Kids wave and point on the curb of Marion Avenue as
floats pass.


Home Depot given
thumbs up by zoning
commission Tuesday.

Home Depot USA of Atlanta
cleared the first hurdle in its quest
to build a pro-
posed store in -
Lake City. ' : -
On Tuesday ' Th.
night, represen-
tatives of Home
Depot asked the Lake City
Planning and Zoning Board and
Board of Adjustment - both com-
prised of the same seven mem-
bers - to approve the site plan.
They also requested variances to
allow fewer parking spaces and
more signs than city codes
City codes allowed a 35-foot


sign at Beverly Drive and SW
Faith Road, but Home Depot
asked for two more signs.
'It would be hard to see from
Branford (SR 247) or Highway
(U.S.) 90 and that is why they
wanted the two additional signs,
said Home Depot's business
development representative,
Rosalyn Holderfield, with I.D.
Associates of Dothan, Ala.
In addition to asking for two
more signs,
Holderfield also
asked the board
rlr D- .C. nB, to allow Home
Depot to "bump
the signs up to
50 feet to get them over the bill-
boards." So people see the
entrances before they get to the
intersection of U.S. 90 and
SR 247 to avoid congestion there,
she said.
Early on, board members
seemed to tip their hand on how
DEPOT continued on 9A

Bikers prepare to

give donations

to Dream Machine

Tradition lives on
with motorcycles,
and gifts for children.

It's hard to picture Santa Claus,
or one of his elves, on a chopper
or Harley-Davidson motorcycle
with gifts hanging from the bike's
sissy bar, but that unlikely sce-
nario will likely become a reality
this weekend.
Riding her Harley-Davidson
Sportster, Cookie Murray, one of
the leading Christmas helpers for
Christmas Dream Machine, and
other local motorcycle riders are

scheduled to bring gifts and other
donations to the Christmas
Dream Machine and its founder,
Meally Jenkins, on Saturday as
part of the Fourth Annual
Christmas Day Dream Machine
Toy Ride.
"We're expecting about
75-100 bikes this year," said
Murray, organizer of the event.
"We had about 60 bikes last year."
She said if they get the
75-100 riders, it will be the largest.
group that they've had so far.
She said riders come from
everywhere to participate in the
annual goodwill event.
"We have some riders come
from Live Oak, Lake City,
BIKERS continued on 9A

OSHA gives fines

to egg processor

Hillandale Farms
gets $62,000 in
fines for violations.

The U.S. , Labor
Department's Occupational
Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has
issued $62,000 in citations

against local Hillandale
The citations against the
local egg processor were for
allegedly exposing employees
to injuries 'from unguarded
machinery and other safety
"Unguarded machinery is a
leading cause of worker
injuries and deaths, because
workers can be caught by
OSHA continued on 9A

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Hussein gives judges ultimatum

Former Iraqi
president vows not
to return to court.

I sociae-d Press
Waving a finger and pound-
ing. his. -desk, Saddam
Hussein told the judges in his
trial to "go to hell" and vowed
not to return to court
The outburst came at the

Obituaries .... .. . .6A
Opinion . . . 4A
Puzzles . . ..... . 2B
World . . . . .. . ... . . A

end of a daylong session
Tuesday in which a woman,
speaking behind a beige cur-
tain and with her voice dis-
guised, told of beatings, tor-
ture and sexual humiliation at
the hands of security agents
when she was a teenager.
The ousted Iraqi president
sat stone-faced and silent
while she spoke. But after
hours of testimony from the
woman and another two wit-
nesses, he exploded with
Saddam, dressed in a dark
suit and white shirt and

clutching a Quran, com-
plained that he and the seven
other defendants were tired
and had been deprived of
opportunities to shower, have
a change of clothes, exercise
or go for a smoke.
"This is terrorism," he
Throughout the trial,
which began Oct. 19, Saddam
has repeatedly staged con-
frontations with the court and
attempted to take control of
the proceedings with
TRIAL continued on 9A

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Former Iraqi president Saddam
Hussein gestures during his trial
held under tight security in
Baghdads heavily fortified
Green Zone, on Tuesday.

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Salvation Donation
The bells will be ringing
around Lake City in annual
Kettle Drive.
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Aniston suing paparazzi again

LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Aniston is
suing a paparazzo, claiming he invaded
her privacy by using a telephoto lens to
photograph her inside her home when
she was topless or partly undressed.
The lawsuit filed Friday in Los
Angeles Superior Court alleges that
photographer Peter Brandt must have
observed Aniston "from a great distance
through invasive, intrusive and unlawful
The photos "could have been taken
only by means of trespass" and were

'Drop Out'
performs at school
- Kanye West's first album
is titled '"The College
Dropout" and his lyrics
often extoll the benefits of a
real-world education.
But Monday found the
27-year-old rapper at Santa
Monica High School,
performing a rousing,
six-song set and answering
questions after students
won a local radio contest.
"Me? I use real life, I
learn from real people,"
West said as he sat in a
classroom, waiting to go

shot in a place where she had
reasonable expectations of privacy, the
36-year-old actress, who starred on
NBC's "Friends," claims.
Aniston is seeking monetary damages
and a court order to stop Brandt and
anyone else from making money from
the photos.
Brandt couldn't be reached for
comment by the Los Angeles Times. His
celebrity photos have appeared in
People magazine and the New York

onstage. 'The great thing
about school, and the bad
thing about it, is that you
can just sit there in the
back of the room and not
pay any attention. In real
life, being shy is not going
to get you anywhere. I get
educated every day."
West's visit began with a
contest that radio station
KPWR-FM announced in
November. The rules were
simple: West would perform
for the Southern California
student body that cast the
most votes for its school on
the contest Web site.
Santa Monica High
students submitted nearly
1 million votes out of the

Celebrity Birthdays

* Actor Eli Wallach is 90.
* Bluegrass singer Bobby
Osborne is 74.
* Actress Ellen Burstyn is
* Senate Appropriations
Committee Chairman Thad
Cochran, R-Miss., is 68.
. ABC News anchorwoman
Carole Simpson is 65.
* Baseball Hall-of-Famer
Johnny Bench is 58.
* Country singer Gary Morris
is 57.
* Singer-songwriter Tom;

5 million cast.
The 3,500-student campus
buzzed with excitement

Thatcher wins
reality show
LONDON - Carol
Thatcher, daughter of former
Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher, overcame initial
betting odds of 33-1 against
her to win the TV reality
show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get
Me out of Here!"
The 52-year-old broadcast
journalist said she was
"amazed, astonished and
gobsmacked" at her victory.

- 4

Jennifer Aniston

Thatcher was one of
10 celebrities, including
former soap opera stars and
pop singers, to endure a
series of humiliations in the
Australian rain forest.
"I'll treasure happy
memories of cooperation,
kindness, good humor, banter
and so on," she said Monday
night. "I shall definitely
remember eating a
squelching kangaroo testicle."
The public voted
contestants off the show
based on their performance
in endurance tests usually
involving bugs and wildlife.
* Associated Press

Thought for Todav

Waits is 56.
* Sen. Susan M. Collins,
R-Maine, is 53.
* Actress Priscilla Barnes is
* Basketball Hall-of-Famer
Larry Bird is 49.
SFormer 'Tonight Show"
announcer Edd Hall is 47.
* Rock musician Tim Butler
(The Psychedelic Furs) is 47.
* Actor C. Thomas Howell is
* Pop singer Nicole Appleton
(All Saints) is 30.

"What man strives to preserve, in
preserving himself, is something
which he has never been at any
particular moment."

- George Santayana,
Spanish-American philosopher (1863-1952)



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A name in the story "Prominent woman remembered as a 'loyal
friend' that appeared on page 1A in the Tuesday edition of the
Lake City Reporter was incorrect. It should have been Elaine Tolar.



Man allegedly
raped UCF women
ORLANDO - A man was
charged Tuesday with
sneaking into the apartments
of two University of Central
Florida students at different
times, raping them and then
programming his telephone
numbers into their cell
Evislandys Brito, 24, was
charged with sexual battery,
aggravated assault with a
firearm and burglary of a
dwelling, the Orange County
Sheriff's Office said. Bond
had not been set, and it was
not known if he had a lawyer
Authorities said Brito
talked to the women for a half
hour after raping them at
gunpoint early Sunday
morning and then late
Sunday night at an apartment
complex near the University
of Central Florida. He then
programmed his number into
their cell phones.
"Once he left the victim on
Sunday morning, he called
her and started talking to her
like they were best friends,"
said Sgt. Richard Mankewich
of the sheriff's office.

One of the woman called
authorities, who then had an
undercover detective call
back Brito posing as one of
his victims.
Detectives arrested Brito
'after he returned to the
apartment complex. He
claimed that he was the
boyfriend of the girls,
authorities said.

Epsilon clings to
hurricane strength
SMIAMI - To the surprise
of meteorologists, Epsilon
retained its status as a
hurricane Tuesday in the open
Atlantic, where it posed no
threat to land.
For the second straight day,
Epsilon kept its sustained
winds blowing at about
75 mph, according to the
National Hurricane Center.
The minimum for a hurricane
is 74 mph.
'There must be some
favorable environment, but
we're not able to see what it
is," hurricane specialist Lixion
Avila said.
The 26th named storm of
the record-breaking hurricane
season was expected to turn
toward the southwest late





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Tuesday and finally weaken,
Avila said.
Epsilon, the 14th hurricane
of the season, had been
downgraded Sunday to a
tropical storm but
unexpectedly regained
hurricane strength.
At 4 p.m. EST, the center of
Epsilon's large eye was about
570 miles southwest of the
Azores and was moving
south-southwest near 10 mph.
The Atlantic hurricane
season began June 1 and
officially ended Nov. 30.
Epsilon was only the fifth
hurricane to form in the
month of December in more
than 150 years of
record-keeping, the hurricane
center said. The latest that a
hurricane has formed in the
Caribbean was Dec. 30, in

Bush 'honored' by
Castro's comment
Bush said Tuesday that he
was "honored" Cuban
President Fidel Castro had
referred to him as President
Bush's "fat little brother in
Castro made the comment
while wondering if the
governor had helped a
suspected anti-Cuba terrorist
enter the United States,
according to a transcript
released Monday of his
Nov. 17 speech at the
University of Havana. Students
responded with laughter.
"I'm flattered and honored,"
Bush said with a smile, but
then turned serious.
"I will take any criticism
from Fidel Castro, of all
people, as an honor given the
fact that, you know, 8 million
people, I believe, live on the
island, 8 million people are
repressed and they've been
that way for 40 or 50 years.
'To be criticized by a man
like that who has repressed
people for such an extended
period of time is a high
honor," Bush added.
* Associated Press

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December two weeks
of mild and rainy
weather culminated
in the worst flood in
fifty years in the
Lower Connecticut
River Valley. The
Merrimack River
swelled to its highest

City Thursday
Cape Canaveral 73 60 sh
Daytona Beach 70/60/ts
Ft. Lauderdale 78/67/ts
Fort Myers 79/63/ts
Gainesvllle 66/55/sh
Jacksonville 64/51/sh
Key West 79/72/ts
Lake City 64/50/sh
Miami 79/68/ts
Naples. 77/62/ts
Ocala 68/55/sh
Orlando 73/62/ts
Panama City 64/42/sh
Pensacola 60/40/sh
Tallahassee 63/34/sh
Tampa 77/62/ts
Valdosta 59'35'sh
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Linda Poplin
Lake City,
First Presbyterian organist and
children's choir director

* Age: 61
* Family: Husband, one
son and one daughter and
* Favorite pastimes:
"Reading and I am a reading
tutor and the library."
* What do you like most
about your town: "I like that
it is a good place to put
down roots and raise a
family and for the
convenience of living in a
small town."
* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?: "My
and my husbands parents
and the former pastor of First
United Methodist Carl Shafer

Linda Poplin
for his talent for listening.
When he talks to you, you
feel as if you are the most
important person in the
Meet Your Neighbor is a daily
feature of the Lake City



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Civic clubs ring bells for Christmas Kettle Drive

The sounds of bells coming
from the entrance ways of
local supermarkets is
Christmas spirit at its best.
The bell-ringers are
members of the Lake City
Rotary Club, Altrusa
Women's Club of Lake City,
Lake City Kiwanis Club,
Knights of Columbus,
Masons and the Rotary Club
of Lake City - Downtown,
who are serving as bell
ringers for the annual
Columbia County Salvation
Army Kettle Drive.
Kenneth A. Watson,
Columbia County Salvation
Army Kettle Drive
Coordinator, said close to
300 civic club members will
participate in the fund raiser

this year, as they accept dona-
tions from people entering
and leaving local businesses.
"The Kettle Drive only
works because of the local
clubs banning together to
raise the money," Watson
Members of local civic
clubs begari this year's
bell-ringing Nov. 28 and will
continue the fundraising
efforts until Dec. 23.
Bell-ringers will be at both
entrances of Wal-Mart, Winn
Dixie and Publix on Mondays-
Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
"We'd like to raise more
than $20,000 this year,"
Watson said. "Last year we did
around $19,800. Every year
we keep going up and hope-
fully five years from now it will
be $25,000-$30,000."

"There's been a lot of tough times for
people in this last year with a lot of the
money having to go towards the hurricane
relief victims, not only in Florida, but to

- Kenneth A. Watson
Columbia County Salvation Army Kettle Drive Coordinator

The fundraising takes place
during a 20-day period and
local civic club volunteers
spend at least 100-volunteer
hours during five time slots
each day to raise the money.
Watson said the clubs use
their volunteer hours and
have a friendly competition to
see which group can raise the
most money.
"Last year the rotary clubs
was number one," he said.
'"They banded together and

collected the most money."
Watson said local clubs
have been taking part in the
fundraising efforts for
25 years and he's been
involved with the kettle drive
for close to 20 years.
"Seventy percent of the
proceeds stay in Lake City
and the other 30 percent goes
to the Salvation Army - back
to gifts for nursing home
recipients and we also have
summer camps for

City employees will get choice of retirement plans

lyoung@lakecityreporter. com
In a win-win situation, Lake
City will offer general city
employees a choice of
retirement plans this month.
With the exception of fire
and police employees - who
have a different pension plan
- city employees have until
Dec. 16 to decide if they want
to stay with their existing city
pension plan or switch to the
Florida Retirement System
"The reason that we've
offered this is because of
portability. You can take the
state retirement plan into a
multitude jobs," said Lake
City City Manager Joe Cone.
"People job hop, they move
from job to job," Cone said.
"It allows us greater flexibility
in recruiting."
As far as recruitment is
concerned, sometimes the
city needs people with
specialized skills.
City Councilman Mike Lee
said that was true "especially
in the public works area,
where there are a limited

number of qualified
Many of the people who
might qualify for those jobs
have worked for the state and
may be vested in the state
retirement plan and unwilling
to lose that, city officials said.
Councilman George Ward
chaired the committee on
pension plans and agreed
recruiting employees was the
main reason the city decided
to offer the state retirement
If an applicant for a city job
is vested in the state plan,
having that plan available
makes accepting a job with
the city "a lot more attractive
for them. And on the flip side
of it, it makes it more
attractive if they decide to
leave us too, because they're
portable," Ward said.
There are several other
factors in employee's favor if
'they choose the state plan
"One thing is under the
state you vest sooner," said
Mayor Stephen Witt.
In addition, employees who

choose the state system will
see more money in their
"Under the state plan,
there is no employee contri-
bution. An employee who
decides to enroll in the state
plan who is currently in the
city plan will get a 3 percent
increase in his check because
he doesn't have to make that
contribution anymore," Cone
However, the city also
stands to save money with
the state retirement system
because its contribution also
"There is a substantial
savings. One of our biggest
expenses is payroll and if
you pay 8.5 percent in an
employer contribution versus
16 percent, it's substantial,"
Cone said.
Although' current city
employees may choose
whether to remain in the city
retirement plan or go with the
state plan, employees hired
after Jan. 1, 2006, will'only
have the state retirement

Although the state plan
may be a good choice for
some employees, it all
depends on personal
Cone said if someone is
about to retire after 22 years
with the city, they would
probably want to stay with the
city system.
The plans were explained
to general employees several
months ago and the human
resources department will
go though the plans with
employees again next week
before the Dec. 16 deadline,
Cone said.
'They're locked then, they
can't change at a later date.
They could quit for a week
and come back and they're a
new hire, but I don't think too
many people want to do that,"
Ward said.

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Arrest Log
No arrests were made during
this time.

Fire EMS Calls
Monday, Dec. 5
S2:13 p.m., wreck, SR-47
and Michigan Street, one
primary unit responded.
* 3:48 p.m., rescue assist,
587 NW Gibson Lane, one
primary unit responded.
* 8:12 p.m., rescue assist,
Hardees at Duval Street and
Marion Street, one primary unit
* 8:21 p.m., rescue assist,
Voss Road, one primary unit

* 9:38 p.m., rescue assist,
Anniston Street, one primary unit
Tuesday, Dec. 6
* 12:14 a.m., power line, U.S.
247, one primary and one
volunteer unit responded.
* 12:42 a.m., vehicle, 1-10
westbound mile marker 302, one
primary and two volunteer units
* 1:08 a.m., rescue assist,
Nebraska Street, one volunteer
unit responded.
* 5:19 a.m., rescue assist,
Explorer Road, two volunteer
units responded.
N From staff reports.

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underprivileged children," he
The money that goes into
the kettle during the local
drive stays in the community,
while funds sent through mail
order goes to the national
'There's been a lot of tough
times for people in this last
year with a lot of the money
having to go towards the
hurricane relief victims, not
only in Florida, but to
Louisiana," Watson said. 'The
Salvation Army needs the
money more than ever now,
because some of their funds
have been depleted more than
The 70 percent of funds that
stay in Lake City are
funneled through the
Suwannee Valley Economic
Council and goes towards

benefiting people who are in
need of food, shelter, prescrip-
tion drugs and occasionally,
utilities bill payments. The
agency also helped in the
hurricane relief efforts.
"It's important to continue
the tradition each year
because the Salvation Army is
the best organization as far as
doing things for people,"
Watson said.
"They're known worldwide
and I've been out there
20 years I've never heard one
bad word said about the
Salvation Army. People all
over the world that were in
the service have indicated if
they ever needed something,
they could always count on
the Salvation Army. It's just a
real good organization."
To volunteer, contact
Watson at 754-3908.



Wednesday, December 7, 2005


Parade was

worth the wait

Everybody loves a parade and
Lake City.knows how to put
one on. With the skies clear
and the masses braving chilly
temperatures, thousands
turned out to watch the Lake City
Christmas Parade last night. It was
worth the wait after Monday's balmy
and stormy conditions rained out the
There are pros and cons to every
area, but there's no mistaking the fact
our local effort to organize the annual
Christmas parade through downtown
and beyond are top notch.
We have as good a Christmas parade
here as any in North Florida.
Combine this with the presence of
our Festival of Lights - another
top-notch draw for our city - and you
have a Christmas-spirit festival that
can't be beat.
The Downtown Action Corporation
should be credited for organizing and
promoting such fine events for the
public to experience.
So what if it was cold by Florida
Waiting the extra day for the
Christmas parade was well worth it and
once again, Lake City put forth a great
effort and an entertaining family event.

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the
341st day of 2005. There are 24 days left
in the year.
N On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces
attacked American and British territories
and possessions in the Pacific, including
the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
* In 1787, Delaware became the first
state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
S* In 1796, eglept, pose John Adams
tobe the second presidentof'the United : -
States;,---- : .
' In 1836, MartinVari Buren was
elected the eighth president of the United
* In 1946, fire broke out at the
Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta; the blaze killed
119 people, including hotel founder W.
Frank Winecoff.
* In 1972, America's last moon mission
to date was launched as Apollo 17 blasted
off from Cape Canaveral.
* In 1972, Imelda Marcos, wife of
Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos,
was stabbed and seriously wounded by an
assailant who was then shot dead by her
* In 1983, in Madrid, Spain, an Aviaco
DC9 collided on a runway with an Iberia Air
Lines Boeing 727 that was accelerating for
takeoff, killing all 42 people aboard the
DC9 and 51 aboard the Iberia jet.
* In 1985, retired Supreme Court
Justice Potter Stewart died in Hanover,
N.H., at age 70.

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Diversity is no sticky wicket

Being a journalist,
and perhaps
damned by
definition, I am not
the best person to
consult on the intentions of
the Almighty, but it seems to
me that if he didn't like
diversity, people wouldn't
exist in so many shades of
color and culture.
That diversity is a good
thing is a concept that we
here in Pittsburgh have been
slow to grasp in recent years,
even though the city was first
carried to greatness on the
backs of immigrants.
According to the U.S. Census
Bureau, only 3 percent, or
1V12,325 of the Pittsburgh-area
populationion, was foreign-born
,as of last year.
Cripes, as they say where I
come from, Down Under, this
is a certain sign of decay.
What can Pittsburgh or any
place do to make itself a more
desirable destination for
immigrants? As always, I am
on hand with an eccentric
suggestion: Encourage
cricket, although, granted, it
won't do much for the
When I say cricket, I am
not referring to cell phones or
bugs used as bait, but the old
ball game - older than
baseball - still played in
countries where the British
once wore pith helmets and
put on dinner jackets in
90-degree heat to eat supper.
Scoff if you will, but
encouraging cricket is what
immigrant-rich Broward
County is doing. It is con-
structing a multi-use stadium
that will allow thousands of
people to play and watch
cricket. I know this seemingly
bizarre fact because I have
just returned from there as
part of the Pennsylvania team
competing in an interstate
tournament organized by
Major League Cricket.
The Pittsburgh Cricket
Association, which in October



Springs offer
plenty to do
To the Editor:
When was your last visit to
Ichetucknee Springs? These
remarkable springs and river
are in Lake City's backyard.
Although the park is known
best for tubing, there is more
to see and do this time of the
The Ichetucknee Headspring
has been restored and is one of
Florida's most scenic springs.
Nature trails in the vicinity of
the headspring provide for
leisurely walks through the
hardwood hammock and to
Blue Hole Spring.
A new education center at
the south park entrance has
interpretative exhibits and
videos about Ichetucknee
Springs.The highlight of a
visit is a three-mile canoe trip

Reg Henry

finished its inaugural season,
was given the honor of
representing the state.
A note of full disclosure: I
was the volunteer PR officer
for the cricket league this past
year, in which capacity I'had
as much success as a man
selling ice cream in the
Arctic. i'have generally
refrained from writing about
this because it would destroy
my last claim to be a man of
the people. But now the
season is over, and with it
goes all sense of discretion.
So now you may ask: This
cricket is surely a game for
the young and fit, so what is
an old and plump person
doing playing on a state team?
Well, it's an ill wind that
doesn't blow someone some
good. In this case, that wind
was Hurricane Wilma, which
hit Broward County hard, and
that someone was me. The
tournament had to be
postponed, and several good
players dropped out. So a
desperate call went out for
replacements, followed by a
very desperate call, and it was
then that I found myself on
the team.
In terms of national origin,
we were three Aussies, six
Indians, two Pakistanis and a
Scotsman named Simon. We
all got along splendidly.
For most Americans,
cricket is best understood in
terms of baseball. There is a
batsman (batter) facing the
bowler (pitcher) and
defending his wicket (three
stumps). A second batsman
waits at the other end.

The object is to score runs,
and a great many runs are
scored by just about
everybody except me. With
the sole exception of the
wicketkeeper (catcher), the
fielders catch the hard ball
with their bare hands. Ouch!
(Expletive deleted.) The ball
is pitched (bowled) just in
front of the batsman, and it
can fly off the ground
frighteningly fast.
A batsman can be out
several ways, including
missing the ball and having it
hit the stumps or having, a
fielder catch a fly ball, often at
close range and inches from
the ground. The fielders
occupy positions with names
like mid-on, slips, square leg
and fine leg, although you
don't have to wear a kilt to
stand there.
Pennsylvania played
Virginia in the first game, and
I strode out to bat when the
situation was desperate. My
teammates yelled, "Shabaash!
Shabaash!" This is a Hindi
term of encouragement,
which I believe means "Here
we go, Steelers!," although I
could be wrong. I had nothing
to lose and soon lost it, and
Virginia went on to win by
five wickets.
The next day we played
North Carolina, but the sun
was in our eyes and we lost
that one by about 200 runs.
The winner of the tournament
was Texas, which had an
exceptional team. Who knew
that Texas was a cricket
But in defeat, I made new
friends and confirmed
friendships that already
existed among good guys I
wouldn't have otherwise met.
We in Pittsburgh could
collectively do that. With our
growth and vitality restored,
we could all yell, "Shabaash!"

* Reg Henry is a columnist for -
the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


on the scenic Ichetucknee
River, one of Florida's most
pristine rivers. The river is
quiet and peaceful from
September through April. For
more information, call the
park office 497-1148.
Jim Stevenson, coordinator
Ichetucknee Springs
Basin Working Group
Where is our
Where are the dedicated
public servants in
government? I am a
republican without honest
representation by either party
in Washington.
I am appalled at the blatant
slap in the face we get
everyday from both parties...
example... the story of the
"Bridge to Nowhere" in
Alaska. Because of public
outcry, the "bridge" was

stripped of its funding by
congress. Congress said this
action was to right a wrong.
Well, for you that do not pay
attention to bureaucratic
gobbledygook, note this:
'The "Bridge to Nowhere"
money is still the property
of Alaska. Yes, more then.
$450 million in Alaska's
hands to be used for any
transportation projects in
Alaska with no restrictions...
yes, they can still use the
money for the "Bridge to
Nowhere," if they choose to.
This money would be better
used to fund the now defunct
government insurance
program, helping people in
desperate need.
So much for smoke and
mirror politicians on both
sides of the aisle and their
pork barrel spending.
Milton F Muskewitz
Lake City

. (D-a. . � lo1

next booth.
They should thank this gentleman for
standing up for his dining room today and for
the possibility of good manners among the next
* Todd Wilson is editor of the Lake City Reporter.


A ...


Parents are


for actions

You read the story. Page 5A
business. Tuesday's Lake City
Reporter. More indication on the
state of our society. It seems a
Chicago neighborhood cafe owner
posted a sign recently asking adults to make
their children behave. The restaurateur is
catching flak from area patrons for his written
request and gaining support from people in
other areas of the country who heard his plea
and are
his choice to
stand up to .
rowdy kids.
And -
inadequate . '
That's who Todd Wilson
Dan McCauley, Phone: (386) 754-0428
the cafe owner
and the subject
of the story, said he was targeting.
Not the kids, the child-like parents who can't
contain or control them.
"Children of all ages have to behave and use
their indoor voices." That's what is written on
the note McCauley placed in his business.
Simple and even written in a tone that doting
parents can understand with verbiage such as
"indoor voices" selected. It seemed like pretty
polite wording to me, but many in his
neighborhood got in a twist and took the new
mandate to mean that families with children
were no longer welcome.
What gives?
Have we declined as a society so much that
we don't expect our children to behave? Is it too
much to ask that parents control their children
in public? If a request for such parental
responsibility is made, should we be offended?
Geez, I hope not. Why can't adults be adults
and teach children properly so they also
become responsible big people in the future?
I was raised in a loving environment, plenty
of instruction, plenty of hugs, plenty of face
time with both of my parents. They were
probably overbearing to an extent, but not
nearly as much as what I thought at the time. I
cannot remember a time in my life when my
parents didn't set behavior parameters for me.
It was simple: The older I got and the more
respect I had earned, the larger the parameters
became, but that story line transpired because I
was strongly encouraged to mind my parents
and act right at a very early age. Nothing less
was tolerated.
I grew up in a house where I did what I was
told. Or else. I was welcomed to be a free spirit,
as long as my freedom did not infringe upon or
annoy anyone else. My good judgment ended
where my parents' began. Looking back, it's not
It's surprising how strong the skin that
connects the ear to the head really is. It will
almost support the weight of a young boy who
refuses to get down from climbing the
mulberry tree and come inside for chores or
homework or bath time.
I can remember realizing at a very early age
that my parents were not embarrassed to
discipline me in public.,Judgment was swift and
the sentence was carried out right there at the
restaurant table, if necessary. They didn't care
who saw it. Please pass the salt.
As a child, you really only get embarrassed
once like this when you test fate. Then you
learn and you don't do it again.
When my stepson was 10, we were having a
conversation about manners and how to act and
I'm sure I was droning on and he was devoting
every ounce of his being to paying me no
attention, so I cut to the chase and leveled with
him, trying to shed light on the direction from
which I was coming: "You wouldn't live
30 minutes in the house I grew up in. Your rear
end would be so red you couldn't sit down for a
I'm grateful that my parents brought me up
in a disciplined home. I'm thankful that
manners were stressed and there were no
excuses for not having or displaying them. The
experience of growing up in such a household
was challenging at times, but nothing I would
exchange if given the opportunity now that I
look back on things.
To be fair to the Chicago description, while
McCauley offended some of the clientele in his
neighborhood, he has received more than
600 letters from around the country praising his
subtle request and hundreds of telephone calls
also supporting him.
Still, it makes you wonder about his
customers, the ones who complained about the
note, but most likely would be the first to
bellyache if a wild child was pitching a fit in the


Pearl Harbor transformed Florida

Associated Press
MIAMI - When Forrest
Clark heard on the radio that
the Japanese had bombed
Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941,
the teenager ran into the street
in Caldwell, N.J., as his neigh-
S bors poured from doorways,
and asked what the news
It meant war. Within
months, Clark was training for
the Army Air Forces in Miami
Beach, one of thousands of
men and women who helped
transform Florida from a
remote, sparsely populated
state to a center bustling with
military activity.
"It had such a huge influence
because it brought hundreds of
thousands of not just men and
women in uniform but also
civilians as well," said Paul
George, professor of history at
Miami-Dade College.
"It was one of the huge cata-
lysts for a developmental boom
that has never stopped since
World War II. It was a major
fault line in the history of the
During World War II, an esti-
mated 500,000 military person-
nel went through training
camps in Miami. Along the
fashionable shore, nfore than
200 hotels were converted to
barracks, and PT boats plied
the waterfront.

Bernie Gold, 81, points to a photo taken in Burma of the 58th
Fighter Squadron, of which he was a member, in Pembroke Pines.
Gold was based in China and Burma during World War II. Long
after Gold returned from China and Burma, where his fighter
squadron encountered tigers in the jungle and King cobra snakes
that stood six feet off the ground, he so vividly recalled the months
spent training in Florida that he decided to move there.

Nearly a quarter of Army Air
Forces personnel had trained
here by the time the war ended
60 years ago. Florida's available
land, flat terrain and sunny cli-
mate made it ideal for flying,
while the coastal setting
allowed practice for amphibi-
ous assaults, including the
D-Day invasion of German-
occupied France.
But the coastal waters posed
dangers. German U-boats sank
civilian freighters and tankers,
sinking 24 boats in about three
weeks, mainly along a 150-mile
stretch from Palm Beach
County northward. The

Richmond Naval Air Station
sent reconnaissance blimps to
search for subs.
"Right after Pearl Harbor,
these Nazi U-boats were just
ruthless," George said.
As the war progressed,
towns across Florida expanded
as the number of military
installations increased and
communities sprang up around
MacDill Air Force Base
became a major staging area
for Army Air Forces training
flights, said spokesman 1st Lt.
Larry van der Oord. As many
as 15,000 troops were stationed

there at a time, and it became
one of several detention cen-
ters holding German prisoners
of war.
When the war ended,
MacDill became a B-29 training
base, then an operational base
for the Strategic Air Command.
Now, it houses 12,000 military
and 7,000 civilians, and its eco-
nomic impact on the Tampa
Bay region is estimated as high
as $5.5 billion per year.
In 1939, Florida had six avia-
tion schools. By the war's end,
the number had climbed to 40,
said Gary Mormino, a history
professor at the University of
South Florida.
"You had a lot of specialty
training here. For instance,
(former President) George
Herbert Walker Bush learned
to fly torpedo bombers at Fort
Lauderdale's naval air station."
Defense installations and
military spending are still inte-
gral to Florida's economy. A
University of West Florida
study shows direct and indirect
military spending in the state
total at least $44 billion a year,
nearly 10 percent of its state
gross product.
With $7 billion in annual con-
tract awards, Florida ranked
fourth in contract spending
among all states, and had the
fourth highest defense payroll,
$7.5 billion in 2002, according
to government statistics.

Effort to create NASCAR license plate starts up

Associated Press
posed NASCAR license plate
completed its first legislative
lap with no crashes Tuesday,
receiving nearly unanimous
approval in three committees.
If approved, money from plate
sales would help Daytona
Beach lure a NASCAR Hall of
Fame to the racing town.
A decision from NASCAR
on where a Hall of Fame
should be built is expected
early next year. Officials try-
ing to bring it to Daytona say
they have a strong commit-
ment of private money, but
that the creation of a license
plate to provide additional
money would show NASCAR

there is broader support.
"The thing that we
absolutely do need is to show
we have state support," said
Sen. Evelyn Lynn, a
Republican from Ormond
Beach, before the Senate
Transportation Committee
unanimously approved the
A design for the plate hasn't'
yet been chosen. Florida
already has about 90 different
plates supporting various
groups, schools, sports teams
and causes. Some critics say
that is far too many.
The Legislature doesn't
hold its regular session until
March, potentially too late to
pass a law creating the plate,
so lawmakers this week
added it to their agenda for a

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special session that had been
called to deal with proposals
to make changes to Medicaid
and regulate slot machines in
Broward County.
The House version of the
license plate bill was approved
by two House committees and
is now ready for a full House
vote later this week. The
Senate version has to make
another pit stop in the Ways
and Means Committee, but
also is on track for a final vote
by week's end.
Each tag sold would put
$25 toward the fund to build
and operate the hall.
John Saboor, executive
director of the Central Florida
Sports Commission, and a
leader of the effort to bring
the hall to Daytona Beach,

said it could go forward finan-
cially without the tag sales,
but that creating the plate was
important as a symbol of how
much support there would be
in Florida for the effort. The
city is trying to compete with
others that have large com-
mitments of public money as
part of their bid.
The other four cities trying
to lure the hall are Atlanta,
Kansas City, Kan., Richmond,
Va. and Charlotte, N.C.
SDaytona backers say the
city is a natural because stock
car racing was born there, and
because it would be near
other tourism draws, like Walt
Disney World and the
Kennedy Space Center, which
could boost the hall's

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* Craftsman Radial Arm Saw
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BellSouth NY 1.16 4.2 12 27.77 -.16 -.1 LowesCos NY .24 .4 21 67.36 +.37 +17.0
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Last Pvs Week Last Pvs Day
Prime Rate 700 7.00 Australia 1.3266 1.3300
Discount Rate 5.0 500 Brtain 1.7418 1.7421
Federal Funds Rate 4.00 4.00 Canada 1.1562 1.1572
Treasuries Euro .8479 .8482
3-month 3.93 3.88 Japan 120.74 120.79
6-montsh 4.18 30 Mexico 10.4070 10.4730
5-veer 4,42 4.40
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Total Assets Total Return/Rank PctMin Init
Name Ob) ($Mlns) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt
Vanguard idx Fds: 500 SP 68,144 116.81 +3.5 +8.0/A +1.0/A NL 3,000
American Funds A: GwthA p XG 67,771 31.21 +4.5 +16.4/8 +14.0/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: ICAA p LV 64,884 32.42 +3.1 +8.3/C +23.1/C 5.75 250
American Funds A: WshA p LV 61,281 31.64 +3.1 +6.2/E +30.8/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Contra XG 54,996 66.45 +4.4 +19.4/A +37.8/A NL 2,500
PIMC01nstlPIMS: TotRt IB 53,284 10.52 +1.0 +2.2/A +38.2/A NL 5,000,000
Fidelity Invest: Magelln LC 50,671 106.51 +3.6 +8.2/C -6.6/C NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Stock � XV 49,203 139.69 +3.4 +12.3/8 +78.2/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: IncoA p MP 47,316 18.54 +2.3 +5.3/C +54.4/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: CaplBA p MP 42,303, 53.60 +2.3 +6.5/8 +64.0/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: EupacA p IL 40,820 42.07 +5.5 +21.4/A +40.0/B 5.75 250
Vanguard InstI Fds: Instldx SP 38,086 115.88 +3.6 +8.1/A +1.6/A NL 5,000,000
American Funds A: CapWGAp GL 37,562 37.69 +4.2 +15.718 +68.6/A 5.75 250
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml SP 36,311 116.83 +3.6 +5.1/A +1.3/A NL 100,000
Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV 35,303 42.00 +4.1 +123/C +132.6/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: N PerA p GL 34,478 30.50 +4.3 +12.3/C +32.0/B 5.75 .250
American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,234 18.34 +2.1 +4.8/D +46.3/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc LC 30,693 38.30 +3.6 +6.0/D -0.218 NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Divlntl IL 29,613 32.76 +4.8 +17.8/B +55.9/A NL 2,500
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotStk XC 28,384 30.47 +3.6 +9.5/C +9.5/C NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Wndsll LV 28,199 32.71 +2.5 +10.3/B +39.6/A NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Welltn BL 25,621 31.68 +2.8 +9.1/A +43.2/A NL 3,000
Fidelity Invest: Eq Inc El 25,347 54.94 +3.8 t4.8/C +24.2/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 25,341 63.50 +4.4 +15.1/B -12.9/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Puritn BL 23,657 19.01 +2.7 +6.5/C +30.5/A NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL 23,102 82.61 +2.3 +8.3/A +67.0/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: FdlnvA p LV 22,710 35.63 +4.6 +13.7/A +25.3/8 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr LC 21,875 43.73 +3.4 +6.7/D -16.8/E NL 2,500
Frank/Temp Frnk A: ncomAp MP 21,664 2.37 +0.3 +3.0/D +54.3/A 4.25 1,000
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotBnd IB 20,731 10.00 +1.0 +1.7/18 +30.6/C NL 3,000
Frank/Temp Temp A: GrwthA p GL 20,503 23.10 +2.9 +8.7/D +57.2/A 5.75 1,000

Vanguard Fds: Prmcp r XC 20,153 67.73 +3.7 +11.2/B +16.2/C NL 25,000
Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxlnv SP . 20,143 44.87 +3.6 +8.1/A +0.9/A NL 100,000
Vanguard Admiral: TStkAdm XC 19,093 30.48. +3.6 +9.6/C +9.9/C NL 100,000
Amer Century Inv: Ultra LG 18,924 30.81 +3.7 +6.5/D -10.1/B NL 2,500
PIMCOAdminPIMS:TotRtAd IB 18,225 10.52 +1.0 +2.0/A +36.5/A NL 5,000,000
Dais Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,044 33.85 +3.6 +13.2/A +26.4/A 4.75 1,000
American Funds A: BondA p AB 17,585 13.22 +0.7 +1.8/8 +39.018 3.75 250
PriceFunds: Eqlnc El 17,342 27.38 +3.0 +8.0/D +40.0/A NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: DivGth LC 16,240 29.27 +3.1 +5.8/D +2.9/B NL 2,500
Vanguard Fds: HlthCre HB 16,231 142.12 +2.5 +17.1/1 +37.7/A NL 25,000
Fidelity Invest: Balanc BL 15,186 18.86 +3.8 +12.6/A +49.1/A NL 2,500
Vanguard Instl Fds: InsPI SP 15,084 115.89 +3.6 +8.2/A +1.7/A NL200,000,000
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* To submit your
Community Calendar
item, contact S.
Michael Manley at
754-0429 or by email
at smanley@


Volunteer Development
Board to meet in January
The Volunteer Development
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon Jan. 10, 2006,
in the Lake City Community
College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information, contact Mike
Lee, executive director of the
LCCC foundation at 754-4392 or

LCCC executive board
to meet Jan. 17
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community College
Foundation will meet at noon
Jan. 17, 2006, in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake
City. For more information
contact Mike Lee, executive
director of the LCCC foundation
at 754-4392 or 754-4433.

Formal Christmas Dance
coming Dec. 22
On Dec. 22, a formal
Christmas dance will take place
from 6-9 p.m. at the Golden Age
Senior Recreation Center,
located at 480 SE Clements
Place. Refreshments will be
served and transportation is
available. The cost is $5 per
person, or $8 per couple. For
more information, or to make
reservations, call 755-0235, or

Platinum Ryders to host
charity organization
The Platinum Ryders
Motorcycle Club, a local charity
organization, will host its second
annual Christmas Wild Food
Cookout from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Lake
City American Legion Building on
East Washington Street.
The free event is the club's
way of thanking the community
for its support during the year.
For details, call Terri Watson
at (386) 623-2224.

Retirement party for
Ima Jean Wood
Ima Jean Wood, a sewing
instructor, has been a faithful
employee of Columbia County
Senior Services for 32 years.
Born in Alabama, Wood moved
to Florida in 1969. For her years
of service, the Golden Age
Senior Recreation Center will
host a retirement party for her
from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday.
When asked what retirement
meant to her, she said, "Sleeping
as late as I want, eating.what

Mr. John Bethel Grubbs
Mr. John Bethel Grubbs, age 84, of
Lake City, FL: died Monday, De-
cember 5, at his resi- .
dence following 8 ,
a long illness. He
was a native of I"-.
Perry, FL. and had .. ,
resided in Miami ' ,"
and Jacksonville, FL. S
before moving
to Lake City in 1964. He was the
son of the late John Williams
Grubbs and Vashti Hendry Grubbs.
He served 20 years with the U.S.
Navy and retired in 1963. He then
went to work for Aero Corp. (now
TIMCO Aviation) and retired after
25 years of service. He was a Navy

and when I want. Mostly, just
enjoying not being tied to a job
after 32 years."

Giles Holiday Home Tour
coming Dec. 16-18
Bill and Willene Giles will
have a holiday home tour from
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16-18.
Tickets are available at Happy
House by calling 752-4736, or
from any board member or
staff. All proceeds benefit
Happy House. There is a $10
donation that will be collected.

American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All
classes will begin at 6 p.m.
unless otherwise noted, and will
take place at 264 NE Hernando
* Thursday: Infant/Child
CPR and First Aid: 6-10 p.m.
* Saturday: Adult CPR/First
Aid 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Dec. 13: CPR for
professional rescuers:


veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia
E. Grubbs, of Lake City, FL.: Two
sons, John E. (Judy) Grubbs of
Greenville, S.C. and Timothy J.
Grubbs of Lake City, FL.: One sis-
ter, Sarah Bridges of Blakely, GA.:
Two grandchildren,. Kerry Grubs
and Lisa Grubbs both of Greenville,
Funeral services will be conducted
at 2 P.M. Thursday, December 8, in
the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home
with Rev. Lynwood Walters, Chap-
lain of Haven Hospice of North
Florida, officiating. Interment will
be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gar-
dens, Lake City, FL. Visitation will
be one hour before service time at

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LCCC to close
Dec. 19-Jan.2
All Lake City Community
Collegeloffices and facilities will
be closed from Dec. 19 through
Jan. 2 for the holiday season.
Upon return, late registration
will be from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in
Building 015 on Jan. 3-5 and "
from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on
Jan. 6. All fees will be due at
3 p.m. at the end of each day.
You may also add/drop during
these dates.
For more information, contact
the Registrar's Office at


2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City,
Betty E. Whitehead
Betty E. Whitehead, 82, born Febru-
ary 28, 1923 in Frankfurt, IN. to
Ernest K. Chaney and Elizabeth
Mae VanSickle Chaney, passed
away Sunday, December 4, 2005 at
West Florida Hospital in Pensacola
after a short illness. Mrs. Whitehead
was a former resident of Lake City,
FL and Brewton, AL. She was pre-
deceased by her husband Huston
Whitehead and one son, John T.
Bickel, Jr. She is survived by six
children, Ruth (Jack), Pensacola,
FL., Brian Bickel, Lake City, FL.,
Ronald Bickel, Semes, AL., Jeffery


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Toys for Tots Drop Off

Toys for Tots boxes in Columbia County:
E Lake City Reporter - 180 E Duval St.
0 Dollar General - 1207W. Duval
i Dollar General - Main Blvd.
" Alltel Wireless Sales - 2750 U.S. 90 West
SVFW Post 2206 - Hwy 13 1
" Marlene's Beauty Shop - 365 S. Marion St.
" Publix - 231 I U.S. 90 West
" Radio Shack - 4257 US 90 West
N Beverage Express - Duval St. and Marion St.
0 Atlantic Coast Federal - 463 W Duval St.
0 USMC - Lake City Mall
E Dollar Tree - Lake City Mall
N Super 8 Motel - 1-75 and SR-47
N GatheringPlace - 1-75 and SR-47
0 Beef O'Brady's - 857 Main Blvd.
0 Cracker Barrel - U.S. 90 West
N UPS Store - 2109 U.S. 90 West
" Super Wal-Mart - U.S. 90 West
" Fast PayDay Loan - 3212 U.S. 90 West
N PCS Phosphate - U.S. 90 East
0 First Federal Savings Bank of Florida - 4705
U.S. 90 West
* For more information, call 288-2534 or

(Grethcen Bickel, Thomasville,
GA., Susap (Tom) Howard, Lake
City, FL., and Barbara (Robbie)
Bledsoe, Molina, FL. Fifteen grand-
children, nineteen great-grand chil-
dren and one sister Barbara (Bram)
Goldman, Tucson, AZ. also survive.
Funeral services will be held at
Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens in
Pensacola on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 7, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. with
Mark Glodfelter officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to
service at 10:00 A.M.

Obituaries are paid advertisements.
For details, call the Lake City
Reporter's classified department at

nas Tree

irday & Sunday
, 10, & 11,2005
)0 P.M.
. * Lake City, Florida
preting will be provided.

Student art show
on display at LCCC
The LCCC Student Art Show
is on display in the ALPAC
today through Sunday.
The gallery is open from
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Drawings,
paintings, graphic design and
photography (film and digital)
are on display.

Purple Heart organization
to reopen chapter
The Military Order of the
Purple Heart will be reopening a
chapter in Lake City on
Dec. 20. A military order of the
Purple Heart is inviting all Purple
Heart recipients in Columbia and
surrounding counties to join an
organization chartered by
Congress, exclusively for
combat wounded veterans.
Military Order of the Purple
Heart is also inviting spouses of
Purple Heart recipients to join
the Ladies Auxiliary Unit. Contact
Gary L. LaFaso, Sr. at 497-4819
or John Henry Douglas at
755-3016 ext. 3369.

Bridge class coming
early next year
Learn bridge or update your
bidding system by taking the
Modern Bidding Bridge Classes
every Wednesday for nine
weeks beginning from
10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, 2006, at
the Blanche Hotel. Presented
by John Donovan, Certified
ACBL Instructor, tuition and
room rental is $91.25 plus
textbook. For enrollment, call
Janet Harpster at

Newcomers to
put on luncheon
The Christmas Friendship
Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.
today at the Texas Roadhouse.
All members, guests and
friends are welcome. There will
be a gift exchange ($5-$8) for
those wishing to participate.
For further information,
contact 758-7920 or 752-4552.

School board to meet
at Niblack Elementary
As a part of the
State-of-the-School visits,
Columbia County School Board
members and Superintendent
Sam Markham will visit Niblack
Elementary School at 10 a.m.
today. These visits are open to
the public.


American Lane Health
Fair coming Friday
A health filled afternoon with
your physician featuring
pulmonary function testing,
blood pressure reading, and
chronic pain, depression,
overactive bladder and erectile
dysfunction screenings will take
place from 3-6 p.m. Friday at
American Lane Circle. For more
information, contact your
physician's office.

AARP to meet Saturday
at Masonic Lodge
The regular monthly meeting
of the AARP Chapter of
Columbia County will be at
11 a.m. Saturday at the
Masonic Lodge on McFarlane
Avenue. This will be its
Christmas party, come join us
for a great time. Each person
should bring a covered dish and
a gift not to exceed $5 marked
for a male or female. The
meetings are always on the
second Saturday of each
month. Mark your
calendars and join them for
some food, fun and fellowship.
Everyone is invited.
For more information, phone
Jean at 755-0386, or Hazel at

Garden Club to host
holiday house
The Dogwood Circle of the
Lake City Garden Club will be
hosting a Holiday House from
noon-4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at at the home of
Marilyn and Gary Hamm,
921 S.W. Ridge St., Lake City.
The $5 tickets are available at
the Lake City Chamber of
Commerce or at the door. The
beautiful new home will be
decorated with a Christmas
theme throughout and some
extra items will be available for
purchase at a bazaar.
For more information,
contact Ann Opgenorth at
or at 755-6911.

Museum to host butterfly
training session Saturday
Museum of Natural History will
offer a training session for
Volunteers interested in working
with butterflies at the McGuire
Center for Lepidoptera and
Biodiversity from
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Both adult and junior
volunteers, ages 13-17, are
needed for various volunteer
opportunities. A light breakfast
will be provided at the session,
but participants must bring their
own lunch. No prior experience
or special skills are necessary to

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Dream Machine ride
coming Saturday
The fourth annual Christmas
Dream Machine Toy Ride will
meet at noon and leave at
1 p.m. Saturday starting at
S&S at U.S. 441 North and
1-10. Police will escort the ride
through the Lake City Mall. All
motorcycles are welcome.
Bring a new and unwrapped
toy or a cash donation. There
will be a 50/50 drawing and
door prizes. For more
information, call Cookie at
362-6529, or e-mail
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Coming up

Regular Newcomers
meeting set for Dec. 14
The regular monthly meeting
of the Lake City Newcomers will
take place at 11:15 a.m.
Dec. 14 at the Quality Inn.
This will be the group's
annual Christmas party. The
entertainment will be provided
by Zack Douglas, singing and
playing the guitar. There will be
singing, games and a gift or
ornament exchange for those
If you bring a gift, you will
receive a gift - if you bring an
ornament, you will receive an
ornament. The cost for these
should be between $5 and $8.
All members, guests and
friends are invited to attend.
For more information, contact
754-2695 or 752-4552.


Performing Arts center
looking for members
Ms. Nadine Center for the
Performing Arts is currently
accepting applications for new
memberships. Children ages
5 to 18 years old are welcomed
to join. Students will learn
dancing, drama and much more.
For more information, contact
Ms. Nadine at (386) 344-2540 or
e-mail her at

Ornament class coming
to Stephen Foster
how to make a Christmas
ornament out of delicate
hand-knotted lace in a class
Saturday at Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park.
Lace-maker Nancy Traver will
teach the class from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Craft Square.
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materials and park admission.
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Craft Square at (386) 397-1920
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Loving it loud may not be a good idea

Special to the Reporter
The band, Kiss, wrote the
song, "I Love It Loud," but
unfortunately for musicians,
loving it loud may lead to not
hearing it at all.
Anyone - from young kids
rocking out in their garages to
professional musicians - can
be affected by a condition
known as noise-induced hear-
ing loss. More than 30 million
Americans are exposed to
hazardous sound levels on a
regular basis, according to
the National Institute on
Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders.
"What happens when we
are exposed to high levels of
noise is the hearing mecha-
nism in our ear is slowly dam-
aged due to the more noise
you are exposed to," said Dr.
Michelle Colburn, director of
clinical audiology at the
University of Florida. "It
typically is a high-frequency,
permanent hearing loss."
Dr. Colburn said that
according to OSHA
standards, a person can safely
listen to a sound that is

90 decibels, or dB, for eight
hours. Then, every time the
sound goes up 5 dB, the
listening time is cut in half. In
other words, a sound that is
95 dB can be listened to safely
for four hours, 100 dB for two
hours, etc ...
According to Hearing
Education Awareness for
Rockers, or H.E.A.R., an
average rock concert can
range from 110 to 120 dB, and
possibly even 140 dB in front
of the speakers.
"Some people's ears are
more susceptible to loud nois-
es than others," Dr. Colburn'
said. "Some people can be
exposed to one gunshot.or
one fire cracker going off
near their ear, and that can
cause immediate permanent
hearing damage. For other
people, it can be just a
culmination of listening to an
iPod, for say, five years."
This condition is a problem
for musicians in particular,
since they are constantly
subjected to harmful noise
levels while they practice or
playa show, according to
Dr. Colburn.
"A lot of it depends on what

type of amplification system
you're using, what kind of
speakers you have, how far
away from the speakers you
are," Dr. Colburn said. "The
harmful effects of being
around loud music are kind of
hard to classify because there
are so many factors that go
into it."
According to Dr. Colburn,
there are some symptoms
doctors use to detect noise-
induced hearing loss. "The
most common complaint is
that people can hear other
people talking, but they don't
really understand what they
are saying,"
Dr. Colburn said. "That is
because of the high frequency

hearing loss, so it sounds like
mumbling. People with
noise-induced hearing loss
also tend to speak loudly
because they can't really hear
But even with loud
concerts and high decibels,
there is still a way to protect
yourself against hearing loss.
Earplugs are one common
way to help protect against
noise-induced hearing loss,
according to Dr. Colburn.
There are a range of different
types of earplugs to choose
from, like solid foam earplugs,
which block out most of the
sound, as well as musician's
earplugs, which have a small
filter so musicians can still

"Some people can be exposed to one
gunshot or one fire cracker going off
near their ear, and that can cause
immediate permanent hearing
damage. For other people, it can be
just a culmination of listening to an
iPod, for say, five years."

- Dr. Michelle Colburn
director of clinical audiology at the University of Florida.

safely hear what they are
While foam earplugs
offer protection, Dr. John
Wiseheart, doctor of
audiology at North Florida
Center for Speech and
Hearing, explained the
benefits of a pair of musician's
"It's like if you were adjust-
ing the volume on a stereo,
equally turning down the
volume for all frequencies
would be like wearing
the musician's earplug,"
Dr. Wiseheart said. 'Turning
the treble as well as the
volume down would be like
wearing solid foam earplugs."
Joshua Wucher, a drummer
from Weston, had some
experience with both types of
earplugs. "After I played, my
ears would ring for a good two
days. They wouldn't stop,"
Wucher said. "This went on
for a good year of our
practicing before I actually
decided to get the foam ones.
They were horrible. They
muffled the sound."
Wucher continued to not
use earplugs until he went to
the doctor for a physical.

Scientists: Ozone hole recovery may take longer than expected

AP Science Writer

eventual recovery of the gap-
ing ozone hole over Antarctica,
first discovered two decades
ago, may take years longer
than previously predicted,
scientists reported Tuesday.
Researchers suspect that's
because of all the older model
refrigerators and car air-condi-
tioning systems in the United
States and Canada that are still
releasing ozone-killing chemi-
cals. Both countries curbed
those chemicals in newer
If scientists are right, that
means longer-term exposure
to harmful ultraviolet radiation,
which raises the risk of skin

cancer and cataracts for
people. Long-term UV expo-
sure is bad for the biodiversity
of the planet too.
Since the discovery of the
ozone hole over the South Pole
in the 1980s, satellites and
ground stations have been
monitoring it. Current comput-
er models suggest the ozone
hole should recover globally
by 2040 or 2050, but Tuesday's
analysis suggests the hole
won't heal until about 2065.
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aged ozone layer over the
Arctic is expected to recover
by about 2040, according to
new modeling done by John
Austin of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
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American Geophysical Union
meeting in San Francisco.
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Goddard Space Flight Center.
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depletion vary every year,
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predict the long-term effects of
changes and how it may affect
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hearing, and he said that if
you continue to play music
that loud without protection,
you could lose your hearing in
the future or possibly sooner,"
Wucher said. "So I bought the
musician's ear plugs. They
are the best thing for your
ears since Led Zeppelin?
In addition to wearing ear
protection, Dr. Wiseheart
advises those listening to a
concert in a small bar or club
not to smoke or drink, since
these conditions can affect
hearing. "Alcohol and
nicotine can compound the
effects of noise,"
Dr. Wiseheart said. "Noise
levels can be louder in a small
club as opposed to say, a
U2 concert!"
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monitors as opposed to wedge
monitors, which are situated
on the ground facing the
musician, to use while playing
a concert. "In-ear monitors
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Holiday depression hits

some Katrina victims

Associated Press
three months after Hurricane
Katrina's waters consumed her
home, Michelle Thomas
locked her stress deep inside
and put on a brave face for her
husband and two daughters.
She focused on the positive:
Her Ninth Ward home was
destroyed and her hospital job
was gone, but her husband and
children, ages 7 and 16, were
alive and the family was
Then came Thanksgiving,
celebrated in her mother's
cramped home in a small
Louisiana town. Since then,
the family has moved into a
modest rental house they
owned in a community an
hour from New Orleans. As
Christmas approaches, the
36-year-old woman is feeling
anything but joyful. Like
many survivors, Thomas has
the blues.
"I go into a feeling of

Michelle Thomas, (center) and her two daughters A'Shanti Bush
and Maia Bush pose in the living room of their rental house in Abita
Springs, La., Dec. 3. The family is stressed about celebrating the
holidays after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their New Orleans home.

hopelessness, and I cry," she
The holiday season may
make dealing with Katrina's
fallout even tougher, mental
health experts say, especially
when there are few doctors,
counselors 'or hospitals to

help people deal with the loss
of homes, jobs and lives.
"It's almost like a shotgun
blast as opposed to a single
bullet to social stability," said
Bryan Gros, a Baton Rouge
psychologist who works for
the Mental Health

Association of Louisiana.
"People are having a hard
Thousands remain home-
less along the Gulf Coast,
where the hurricane hit
Aug. 29 and killed more than
1,300 people. It ripped apart
families and communities,
and wrecked businesses.
About half a million people
- both survivors and the
emergency workers who went
to their aid - may need
mental health services, the
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
Seven percent of Louisiana
residents have sought
psychological counseling as a
result of the storms,
according to a survey by
Louisiana State University,
and 53 percent reported
feeling depressed. A Katrina
crisis hot line in Mississippi
got 1,100 calls in its first two
months, said Tessie Smith,
spokeswoman for the state's
mental health department.

Meth's impact reaches child protection system

Associated Press

ANOKA, Minn. - For a
premature baby delivered by a
woman addicted to metham-
phetamine, little Logan Meir
was coming along pretty well.
Doctors treating his under-
developed palate had removed
the tracheal tube he was
breathing through and had
sewn up the hole. If all went
well, he would be ready for
adoption in just a few days.
'The doctors say he will
never run a marathon or climb
a mountain, but otherwise he
should be normal," his social
worker, Libbie Pelletier, told
Anoka County Judge Jenny
Walker Jasper.
Like mot ,.f th 7,as-
Walker.; :asrr handled that
day, Logan's highlighted yet
another consequence of the
meth epidemic: The drug has
become a huge issue in child
protection cases anywhere the
drug has invaded.
'There is no drug better
suited to making horrible

decisions about your children
than methamphetamine,
which keeps you awake for
days and then when you crash
it's like the sleep of a coma,
during which you have no idea
what's happening with those
kids," said Roger Munns,
spokesman for the Iowa
Department of ' Human
A survey released in July by
the National Association of
Counties said 40 percent of
child welfare officials in
13 states reported increased
out-of-home placements
because of meth in the past
In Minnesota, some judges
say as much as 80 percent of
their child protection caseload
is meth-relatr-d. On a recent
day in Walker Jasper's court-
room, all but a handful of the
30 child protection cases on
her docket involved meth.
"It's pervasive around the
country," said Laura
Birkmeyer, chair of the
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the bottom of the North Atlantic, about 400 miles southeast of

The Titanic sank faster

than previously thought

Associated Press

FALMOUTH, Mass. - For
passengers clinging to life
aboard the crippled Titantic,
the fabled luxury liner's
terrifying plunge to the ocean
floor may have ended quicker
Researchers said Monday
that the discovery of two large
pieces of the ship's hull indi-
cates that the ship sank much
faster than previously believed.
"It turns out the Titanic was
more merciful," said David
Brown, a Titanic historian.
The hull pieces were a
crucial part of the ship's
structure and make up a
bottom section of the vessel
that was missing when the
-wreck was first located in 1985,
the researchers said.
After the bottom section of
the hull broke free, the bow
and stern split, said Roger
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which was still buoyant and
filled with survivors, likely
plunged toward the ocean floor
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"It would have been
immediately terrifying," he
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stern, which was how the sink-
ing was depicted in the
1997 film version of the

catastrophe. Brown estimated
before the latest find that the
stern took 20 minutes to slide
into the water.
"What we assumed was it
broke up because it sank,"
Brown said. "Now we know it
sank because it broke up."
The newly found hull
sections, located about a third
of a mile from the stern of the
wreck, were examined during
an expedition in August
sponsored by The History
Channel. On Monday, Titanic
experts met at Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution to
discuss their analysis of the,
find for a documentary to be
aired on the cable channel on
Feb. 26.
The sections, both about
40 feet by 90 feet,, were once a
single section and were found
in good condition, with red bot-
tom paint still visible. The
missing sections had been
believed to have fragmented
into hundreds of small pieces.
"The breakup and sinking of
the Titanic has never been
accurately depicted," said
Parks Stephenson, a Titanic
historian who took part in
Monday's conference.
The 46,000-ton ocean liner
was billed as "practically
:unsinkable" by the publicity
magazinesrof the period,.Butit,
struck an iceberg on its maid-
en voyage and sank about 2',
hours later, on April 15, 1912.
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request to receive sealed bids from any qualified person, firm or
corporation interested in the.following project:
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they might vote.
During the presentation
.on the site plan by Daniel
Pellissier with
GreenbergFarrow, of
Atlanta, Ga., Lake City
Planning Board Member
Kurt Harris said, "Is this a
normal-size store?" When
Pellissier said yes, Harris
said, "Can you start
In addition, the board had
already granted a variance
for fewer parking spaces to a
storage-warehouse earlier in
the meeting, so it appeared
that the board would also
grant a parking variance to
Home Depot.
Board members had
decided to act on all of the
requests at one time instead
of considering them sepa-
rately. After closing the pub-
lic meeting, board members
conducted a hushed discus-
sion in groups, with repre-
sentatives from Home Depot
and the general audience
leaning forward in an
attempt to hear the board's
Then the board voted to
approve everything Home
Depot representatives asked
for, clearing the way for the
firm to apply to the city for
Asked why the board
abruptly voted to approve not
only additional signs, but
signs that were 50-feet high,
Board Chairman Robert

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something /
that we've/
anticipated for
a long time."

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Woodard was candid.
"Nobody was sure they
(Home 'Depot) would go
ahead with it if they didn't,"
Woodard said. "We do have
other signs that are 50 feet,
so it wasn't unreasonable to
approve those requests in
light of the fact that it's a win-
win for them to come in
terms of the tax revenue and
the jobs it brings."
"I'm glad to see Home
Depot come to town. I think
it was something that we've
anticipated for a long time,"
said Board Member Kurt
Clinton Dicks Jr. is the
trustee for the land trust sell-
ing the 32.02-acre parcel. He
said he had been working to
get Home Depot here for five
Dicks said he didn't know
when the sale might close, it
would be "as soon as they
(Home Depot) get the
permits and get approved."

OSHA: $62,000 in fines
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moving parts," said James
Borders, OSHA's
Jacksonville area director.
'These so-called 'caught-by'
accidents are preventable by
following safety standards."
According to OSHA
reports, normal egg packing
equipment has labels
attached warning workers
not to remove safety guards.
However, OSHA states that
the company removed the
guards and ran the equip-
ment without them to facili-
tate cleaning operations by
the night shift crew.
During one of these night
cleaning operations, a crew
member's fingers were
reportedly caught in the
The most expensive cita-
tion proposed to Hillandale
Farms was a willful citation
for exposing workers to
caught-by injuries from
unguarded chain devices.
The proposed penalty for the

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dramatic rhetorical
The defendants are
charged in the deaths of more
than 140 Shiite Muslims in
retaliation for an assassina-
tion attempt against him in
the town of Dujail in 1982.
Saddam accused Iran of
ordering the attempt on his
Five witnesses - two
women and three men - tes-
tified Tuesday in the fourth
session of the trial, all of them
hidden from the public view
and with their voices dis-
guised to protect their
The'most compelling testi-
mony came from the woman
identified only as 'Witness A,"
who was a 16-year-old girl at
the time of the crackdown.
Her voice breaking with emo-
tion, she told the court of
beatings and electric shocks
by the former president's
"I was forced to take off my
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tinued administering electric
shocks and whipping me and
telling me to speak," Witess
A said of Wadah al-Sheik, an
Iraqi intelligence officer who
died of cancer last month
while in American custody.
The woman broke down
several times as she struggled
to maintain her composure.
"God is great. Oh, my Lord!"
she said, moaning.

citation is $50,000.
Four serious citations
were also issued with
penalties totaling $9,000.
The violations included
failure to have a "lockout-
tagout" program that ren-
dered machinery inoperable
during cleaning, failure to
train employees on proper
clean-up procedures, and
failure to identify and label
positions for the equipment's
on and off controls.
Four other minor citations
were issued that total $3,000.
Hillandale Farms has
15 working days to contest
the citations and proposed
penalties before the
Occupational Safety and
Health Review Commission.
A spokesperson for
Hillandale Farms was
unavailable for comment
Tuesday afternoon.


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BRADENTON - A letter,
metal pipes and a broken base-
ball bat were among evidence
collected from the home of four
family members who were
bludgeoned to death, police
documents released Tuesday
Richard Henderson Jr., 20,
told investigators that he
sneaked up on his parents,
younger brother and grand-
mother one by one and beat

them with a 2 '-foot metal pipe
on Thanksgiving night, police
said. He is charged with four
counts of murder and was in
the medical unit of the
Manatee County jail.
He was arrested Nov. 27
after the bodies of the
Hendersons - Richard Sr., 48;
Jeaneane, 42, Jake, 11, and
June, 82 - were found in sepa-
rate rooms of their Myakka
City home in eastern Manatee
Detectives found skull

fragments inside and outside
the house. A search warrant
inventory listed bloody com-
forters found covering the four
bodies and stained metal pipes
and a broken baseball bat
found in June Henderson's
bedroom, The Herald in
Bradenton reported.
"They were all hit multiple
times," sheriff's spokesman
Dave Bristow said Tuesday.
Henderson reportedly told
investigators he killed Jake
first, then decided he had to kill

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Gainesville and a group comes
out of Valdosta, Ga."
Riders are scheduled to meet
noon Saturday at the S&S on
U.S. 441 and Interstate 10 and
leave heading towards the Lake
City Mall with police escort.
Riders will either bring toys, a
cash donation or both as they
are scheduled to go inside the
Lake City
Mall to the "I didn't
Christmas ti
Dream th to
Mach i n e believe tl
office and should ta
give Jenkins
the toys and of the ch
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donations. in o0
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tions are commu
always more
than I expect," - Cookie I
Murray said, Christmas Drea
noting it's help
always hard to
give an estimate of the amount
for the toys she receives. She
said there will be at least a pick-
up truck load of toys, excluding
bicycles. "I hope to donate at
least $2,500 to Meally in cash
donations, along with the toys.
Everyone's welcome - cars,
trucks ... We don't care."
Murray has been
participating with the program
for about five years and started
because she was once the pub-
lic relations and activities
director for a motorcycle club.
"I heard about Meally and




found out about her organiza-
tion and thought it was great
organization," she said.
She said even though the
motorcycle club disbanded,
she continued the tradition of
giving toys and donations to
the Christmas Dream
"I didn't want to let this die,"
she said."Thisis a
want great thing. I
e. I believe that, we
e. I should take care
hat we of the children
ke care and the people in
our community.
ildren The ones of us
people that are fortunate
Lr should help the
less fortunate.
nity. Our intentions is
to make this very
Murray, big and get the
m Machine community
involved. A lot of
the businesses
are getting behind us and giv-
ing away things for us to use as
door prizes."
Murray said its important to
continue the tradition because
it's a way for people to give back
to the community.
"I think it's a great organiza-
tion and it's a great thing she's
doing," Murray said. "Most all
of us have struggled in our
lifetimes at one time or another
and wondered where we are
going to come up with things
for our children and now it's
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transport plane which crashed into a 10-story apartment building in the suburbs of the capital Tehran
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By ALI AKBAR DAREINI were in the building, fire that spread through the
Associated Press Scuffles broke out and structure.
police beat back onlookers Everyone on the plane -

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with Iranian journalists
crashed into a 10-story apart-
ment building Tuesday as
the pilot attempted an emer-
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died, the
Tehran police - Reza
chief said. Witness to
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Moe's wrestling
night Monday
Moe's Southwest Grill
has a wrestling night
planned from 5 p.m. to
closing on Monday. The
restaurant will donate 10
percent of the proceeds to
the CHS Wrestling Booster
Club. Columbia High
coaches and players will be
on hand to meet diners.
For details, call coach
Al Nelson at 755-8080.

Workshop offered
at Fort White
The Fort White Youth
Baseball Association has a
workshop planned during
the Rules of Operation
Review at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 in
the board room at Fort
White Sports Park.
For details, call
association president Ed
Thompson at 497-1277.

Tiger Pitching
Camp offered
A Tiger Pitching Camp,
with Michael Kirkman
teaching what he has
learned as a professional, is
being offered for players
ages 9-14. The camp is
10 a.m.-3 p.m. on
Dec. 19-23 at the Columbia
High field. Cost is $150 and
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For details, call Tad
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Cell phones still
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For details, call Clara
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* Columbia High girls
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* Columbia High girls
soccer at Gainesville
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30).
a Columbia High boys
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* Columbia High girls
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* Fort White High boys
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* Columbia High boys
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* Columbia High girls
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* Columbia High boys
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* Columbia High
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Tigers top Gainesville in overtime

Columbia rallies from six
down in fourth quarter
to defeat Hurricanes.

Columbia High's and Gainesville
High's basketball teams gave all they
had at the CHS gym on Tuesday, and
then gave some more. The Tigers beat
the Hurricanes 52-49 in overtime in a
District 4-5A contest.
Columbia (5-0, 3-0) stayed atop the
district standings, while it was the first
league game for Gainesville (1-3, 0-1).
"One thing that stands out to me is
these guys are going to play hard,"
CHS head coach Trey Hosford said.
"Even though we made mistakes, they
played hard and that kept us in the
There was no zone rest time for
either team, only frantic man-to-man
defense from the opening buzzer.
. Columbia led by six points late in
the first quarter, and that was the
largest margin for the game.
Gainesville matched it early in the

TIM KIRBYILake City Reporter
Columbia High basketball coach Trey Hosford (left) passes on instructions during the
Tigers' win against Gainesville High on Tuesday.

fourth quarter after a 3-pointer by
Barnell Warren.
Tavaris Reynolds then hit a pair of
jumpers from the right side to cut into
the lead. Byron Shemwell hit a jumper
in the lane and Jakeem Hill put back a
rebound, as Columbia scored the last
six points of the quarter.

It took a couple of defensive stops to
get the game into overtime.
Reynolds said that mid-range
jumper was his shot. "I was beating my
man off the dribble," he said.
"Basically, we had to be patient and
run our offense."
Gainesville's Chad July scored the

first points in. overtime after a mad
scramble for the ball at midcourt that
involved almost every- player.
Columbia's Jakeem Hill took over with
five straight points, three coming off
offensive rebounds.
"Jakeem stepped up once again with
points, rebounds and blocked shots,"
Hosford said.
Reynolds made a pair of free throws
after the Hurricanes had cut the lead
to one.
"Coach Hosford says just take them
one shot at a time," Reynolds said. "In
practice, we run suicides if everybody
doesn't make their two free throws."
Hill paced the Tigers with 14 points.
Tavaris Reynolds scored nine points
and Kenny Williams added eight.
Jamal Brown, Cameron Reynolds and
Shemwell each scored six points,
while Jeremy Rayford had two and
Jerry Thomas had one.
"Gainesville is a solid team,"
Hosford said. 'They get after it on
defense and I thought we matched
their intensity. The guys found a way
to win."
Columbia hosts Forest High at
7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Lady Indians fall

SWilliston leads from
the start and goes
on to 44-33 win.
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FORT WHITE.-- \illistun
High scored the game's first
six points and never trailed, as
the Lady Red Devils went on
to defeat the Fort White High
girls basketball team 44-33 on
Tuesday night.
"A little rocky," Lady
Indians coach Jade Waugh
said of the effort.
"We're still trying to put two
and two together. Still not
rebounding, boxing out. No
consistent defense. Fast break
is our bread and butter and
we're yet to execute it every
single time down the floor. I
feel we still have some loose
ends to tie up.
"But again, I can't expect so
much with it being a new sea-
son, (new) coach. But we're

moving in the right direction."
Lacey Nichols led Fort
White with 16 points, but
Waugh was more impressed
with - her all-around
up parts
of lier -
to work on," Waugh said.
Laura Barnes added
11 points for Fort White,
including her team's only two
three-pointers on the night.
Megan Wilson scored five
and Teisha Conley added one
to round out the scoring.
Waugh praised the defensive
effort of Conley, and said that
Wilson "played pretty
consistent tonight."
Margaret Brown led a bal-
anced effort for the Lady Red
Devils with 11 points, as all
nine' Williston players scored

at least two points.
Fort White suffered
through a cold first quarter -
shooting just 1-15 - and the
Lady Indians trailed 13-3 after
the opening period.
It,.was 30-15, W'illi-t.n . at
halftime and 39-24 after three
quarters before Fort White
went on a 9-2 run to close to
within nine points at 42-33
with 1:10 left.
But Fort White never
scored again and the Lady
Red Devils hit two free throws
to salt the game away.
The previous night, Fort
White defeated Trenton High
44-13. Nichols again led with
17 points.
Wilson and Jori Maxwell
each scored five, Beedee
Harris and Faith Roy each
scored four, Shadre Dent
added three and Dominique
Figueroa scored two points.
Fort White plays a quad
game at Branford High at
6:30 p.m. on Friday. The boys
varsity plays at 8 p.m.

Fort White High player Lacey Nichols goes up for a layup prior to
the Lady Indians' 44-33 loss to Williston High on Tuesday.

Gators take out Providence

Indiana State
shocks No. 18
Indiana at home.
Associated Press

Taurean Green scored 18
points and made four of
Florida's nine 3-pointers in the
No. 10 Gators' 87-77 victory
over Providence on Tuesday.
Corey Brewer and Al
Horford each added 14 points
for Florida, which improved to
8-0 and matched the team's
best start since it opened 10-0
in 1951.
The game marked a home-
coming of sorts for Florida
coach Billy D6novan, who
starred on Rick Pitino's
Providence team that reached
the Final Four in 1987.
Donovan was honored in a
pregame ceremony, and drew
a standing ovation.
Sharaud Curry scored all
20 of his points in the second
half for Providence (3-3).
Randall Hanke, the Friars'
leading scorer who's averag-
ing 16 points a game, was held
to eight. :
The Gators, who led 47-34
at halftime, scored the first six
points of the second half and

Florida's Corey Brewer splits the Providence College defense of
Charles Burch (right) and Donnie McGrath on his way to the basket
during the first half of play on Tuesday.

Providence never got closer
than the final score.
Florida opened the game
with an 11-0 run, taking advan-
tage of Providence's struggles
on offense.
The Friars missed their
first 10 shots and committed
five turnovers - Hanke

ended the drought with an
inside basket with 13:42 left in
the first half.
Providence pulled within
six points at 20-14 on a jumper
by DeSean White, but Florida
pulled away on a 17-2 run -
fueled by two 3-pointers from
Green and one each by

Humphrey and Brewer.
A 3-pointer by Donnie
McGrath drew Providence to
40-34 with 57 seconds left, but
Florida went on a 7-0 run
capped by Green's 3 at the
Florida had five players
score in double figures and
shot 50.9 percent for the game
- just below its season aver-
age of 52.9 percent.
Providence shot just 25-for-62
for 40.3 percent.

Indiana State 72,
No. 18 Indiana 67
Indiana State's two-man show
was better than Indiana's
defense in the second half.
David Moss and Tyson
Schnitker combined for 28 of
Indiana State's 42 second-half
points and they led the
Sycamores to a come-from-
behind upset of No. 18
Moss finished with
19 points and nine rebounds,
while Schnitker scored a
career-high 19 points, includ-
ing five 3-pointers, to lead
Indiana State (4-0) to its third
victory in the last four meet-
ings with Indiana. Indiana
State is off to its best start in
20 years.


hire Little

Ex-Red Sox
manager replaces
departed Tracy.
Associated Press

DALLAS - Grady Little's
decision to leave Pedro
Martinez on the Yankee
Stadium mound cost him his
last managing job.
And it helped him get this
"His explanation of every-
thing gave me great confi-
dence in who he is," Dodgers
general manager Ned
Colletti said Tuesday after
hiring the former Red Sox
field boss in Los Angeles.
"It's not easy being in that
spot. But his way of handling
it was very admirable."
The Dodgers gave Little,
55, a two-year deal with an
option for a third. He beat
out Jim Fregosi, John
McLaren, Manny Acta and
Joel Skinner for the chance
to succeed Jim Tracy, who
parted ways with the
Dodgers on Oct. 3 - the
day after the club completed
its second-worst season
since moving west from
Brooklyn in 1958.

Section B

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TV Sports

7 p.m.
ESPN - Notre Dame at Alabama
ESPN2 - Penn at Duke
9 p.m.
ESPN2 - Saint Louis at North Carolina
9 p.m.
ESPN - Miami at San Antonio
ESPN2 - PRCA, National Finals, sixth
round, at Las Vegas (same-day tape)
2:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - UEFA Champions League, SL
Benfica vs. Manchester United FC, at Lisbon,


NFL standings


New England
N.Y. Jets



San Diego
Kansas City

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7 5 i
5 7 '
4 8 i
2 10 I
W L "
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9 3
3 9 '
W L -
9 3 '
7 5 C
4 8 I
4 8 1
W L 7
9 3 I
8 4 1
8 4
4 8 1

.583 259 282
.417 219 240
.333 184 247
.167 143 264

1.000 366 162
.750 255 201
.250 239 319
.083 183 341

.750 327 239
.583 274 225
.333 161 241
.333 183 214

.750 310 221
.667 357 229
.667 301 257
.333 249 296


N.Y. Giants

8 4
7 5
6 6
5 7

.667 319 218
.583 253 205
.500 241 233
.417 229 288

Carolina 9 3 0 .750 290 194
Tampa Bay 8 4 0 .667 226 199
Atlanta 7 5 0 .583 277 237
New Orleans 3 9 0 .250 183 295
W L T Pct PF, PA
Chicago 9 3 0 .750 201 127
Minnesota 7 5 0 .583 219 273
Detroit 4 8 0 .333 190 241
Green Bay 2 10 0 .167 239 242
West - : ..
W L t': Pct PF- PA
y-Seatle .... o. 10 2 0 .833 338 208
St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 294 351
Arizona 4 8 0 .333 239 302
San Francisco 2 10 0 .167 183 340
x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division
Sunday's Games
Miami 24, Buffalo 23
Minnesota 21, Detroit 16
N.Y. Giants 17, Dallas 10
Chicago 19, Green Bay 7
Baltimore 16, Houston 15
Indianapolis 35,Tennessee 3
Cincinnati 38, Pittsburgh 31
Carolina 24,Atlanta 6
Tampa Bay 10, New Orleans 3
Jacksonville 20, Cleveland 14
Washington 24, St. Louis 9
Arizona 17 San Francisco 10
Kansas City 31, Denver 27
New England 16, N.Y.Jets 3
San Diego 34, Oakland 10
Monday's Game
Seattle 42, Philadelphia 0
Sunday, Dec. II
Oakland at N.Y.Jets, I p.m.
Houston atTennessee, I p.m.
Chicago at Pittsburgh, I p.m.
New England at Buffalo, I p.m.
Cleveland at Cincinnati, I p.m.
St. Louis at Minnesota, I p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, I p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Washington atArizona, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.
Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m..
Baltimore at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12
New Orleans at Alar.t. 9 p.m.


NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct 'GB
Philadelphia 8 . 10 .444
Boston 7 9 ,438 -
New Jersey -. 7 .438 -
NewYork . 5 1 .313 2
Toronto 3 16 .158 5'A
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami . 10 8 .556 -
Washington :8 8 .500 I
Orlando 7 10 .412 2'
Charlotte 3 13 .278 5
Atlanta 2 14 .125 7
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 13 2 .867 -
Cleveland 10 6 .625 3/
Indiana 10 7 .588 4
Milwaukee 9 7 .563 4'A
Chicago 8 8 .500 5%'
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
SanAntonio 14 3 .824 -
Dallas .13 5 .722 1'/
Memphis 13 5 .722 I'
New Orleans 8 9 .471 6
Houston 4 12 .250 9'
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 10 6 .625 -
Denver 9 9 .500 2
Seattle 8 8 .500 2
Utah 7 II .389 4
Portland 5 . II .313 5

Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 12 5 .706 -
Golden State 12 6 .667 /A
Phoenix 10 5 .667 I
L.A. Lakers 8 9 .471 4
Sacramento 7 10 .412 5
Monday's Games
San Antonio I 10, Orlando 85
Dallas 102, Chicago 94
Minnesota 91, Utah 77
LA. Clippers 99, Miami 89
Tuesday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Washington I 19,Toronto II I,OT
Dallas 84, Indiana 75
L.A. Lakers I II,Milwaukee 92
Memphis 89, New Orleans 73
Boston at Houston (n)
Atlanta at Denver (n)
Portland at Phoenix (n)
NewYork at Seattle (n)
Cleveland at Sacramento (n)
Today's Games
Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m.
Miami at San Antonio, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Portland, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
New York at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Washington at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Houston at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

APTop 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press'
men's college basketball poll, with first-place
votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4,
total points and last week's ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1.Duke (53) 7-0 1,767 I
2.Texas(9) 7-0 1,699 2
3. Connecticut (9) 6-0 1,693 3
4.Villanova (I) 4-0 1,593 4
5. Louisville 3-0 1,431 7
6. Boston College 6-0 1,346 8
7. Memphis 6-1 1,333 9
8. Oklahoma 4-1 1,244 5
9.Gonzaga 4-2 1,202 6
10. Florida 7-0 1,154 II
I. Illinois 7-0 1,040 12
12.Iowa 7-1 967 14
13.Washington 7-0 944 18
14. Michigan St. 5-2 833 13
15. Kentucky 5-2 614 10
16. UCLA 6-1 579 16
17. Nevada .5-0 562 20
18. Indiana 4-1 553 17
19. George Washington 4-0 488 19
20.Wake Forest 7-1 431 22
21. Maryland 5-1 367 23
22.Alabama 4-1 363 21
23. North Carolina 4-1 281 -
24.Arizona 2-3 170 15
25. N.C. State 5-1 127 24
Others receiving votes: Bucknell 114,
Houston 101, Syracuse 61,Vanderbilt 61, Ohio
St. 54,WestVirginia 52,Wisconsin 44, Michigan
29, Pittsburgh 18, Oklahoma St. 16, Ohio 14,
LSU 9, Xavier 8,Arkansas 7, Hawaii 7, Clemson
.5, Iowa St.,4, Old Dominion 4, lona 3, Texas
Tech 3, Colorado St. 2, Buffalo I,Loyola, Md. I,
N.C.-Wilmington I.

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. I Duke vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Nevada vs. UC Davis, 10 p.m.
No. 21 Maryland vs. Western Carolina,
8 p.m.
No. 22 Alabama vs. Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
No. 23 North Carolina vs. Saint Louis,
9 p.m;
Thursday's Games
No. 19 George Washington vs. Florida
International, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Connecticut vs. Massachusetts at the
Hartford Civic Center, 9 p.m.
No. II Illinois vs. Georgetown, 9 p.m.
No.9 Gonzaga vs.Washington State, 9 p.m.
No. 24 Arizona vs. Northern Arizona,
9:30 p.m.

College scores

George Mason 75,American U. 35
George Washington 78, Maryland 70
Maine 74, Morgan St. 38
Navy 82, Howard 73
Quinnipiac 67, Colgate 59
Sacred Heart 76,Army 62
Seton Hall 65, Fairleigh Dickinson 57
St. Bonaventure 85, Cent. Conn. St. 56
Arkansas St. 82, Prairie View 69
Delaware St. 73,Jacksonville St. 62
Elon 87, Guilford 63
Gardner-Webb 67, Mercer 58
Louisville 53, Richmond 45
SE Louisiana 65, Southern U. 62
Tenn.-Martin 79, Spalding 59
The Citadel 126,Atlanta Christian 61
VMI 97, Ferrum 74
Illinois 75,Ark.-Little Rock 49

Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.




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Iowa St. 89, Drake 74
Kansas St. 89, Longwood 60
Saint Louis 69,Jackson St. 53
Northwestern St. 68, Oklahoma St 64
Stephen F.Austin 75,Alcorn St. 57
Texas 85, Rice 58
Minnesota 85,Arizona St. 79, OT
Sacramento St. 106, Long Beach St. 94
Utah St. 79, Middle Tennessee 61
Wyoming 105, Colo.-Colo. Springs 67


Golf week

Challenge Season
TargetWorld Challenge
Site:Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Course: Sherwood Country Club (7,053
Yards, par 72).
Purse: $5.5 million. Winner's share: $1.3
Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.)
and ABC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Field:Thomas Bjorn, Michael Campbell,Tim
Clark, Darren Clarke, Fred Couples, Chris
DiMarco, Luke Donald, Fred Funk, Jim Furyk,
Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Davis Love
III, Colin Montgomerie, Kenny Perry, David
Toms and Tiger Woods.
Last year: Woods won his own tourna-
ment for the second time, closing with a
5-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over
Harrington.Woods also won the 2001 event.
Notes: The tournament benefits the Tiger
Woods Foundation, with Woods donating his
prize money to the organization. Woods is
making his fifth and final offseason start. He
finished second in the HSBC champions in
China, successfully defended his Dunlop
Phoenix title in Japan, won the PGA Grand
Slam in Hawaii and was second in the Skins
Game.... Furyk and Montgomerie are coming
off victories Sunday. Furyk won the Nedbank
Challenge in South Africa, holing a birdie chip
on the second hole of a playoff to earn $1.2
million. Montgomerie won the Hong Kong
Open for his 30th European tour title....John
Daly withdrew Monday because of a broken
right hand, with Funk taking his place in the
field.Vijay Singh and Angel Cabrera also with-
drew.They were replaced off the world rank-
ings by Howell and Clark....Toms is making his
first start since surgery last month to correct
a rapid heartbeat... Love won the 2000 and
2003 tournaments.... Campbell, the U.S. Open
champion, received the European Tour Golfer
of the Year Award on Monday.... The
Sherwood name dates to the silent-movie era,
with Douglas Fairbanks filming the 1922
movie "Robin Hood" on the scenic property.
Woods' site:
PGA Tour site:
Dunhill Championship
Site: Malelane, South Africa. e
Course: Leopard Creek Golf Club (7,249
yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.17 million. Winner's share:
Television: The Golf Channel (Thursday-
Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon).
On the Net:
Sunshine Tour:
MasterCard Masters
Site: Melbourne, Australia.
Course: Huntingdale Golf Club (7,040
yards, par 72).
Purse: $932,000.Winner's share: $225,000.
Television: None.
Australasian PGA Tour: htp://www.pga


NHL games

Monday's Games
Ottawa 6,Florida 3
N.Y, Rangers 3, Minnesota I
Phoenix 5,Atlanta 2
Tuesday's Games
Philadelphia I, Calgary 0, SO
Detroit 5, New Jersey 2
Los Angeles 2,Toronto I
N.Y. Islanders 6, St. Louis 3
Atlanta at San Jose (n)
Carolina at Anaheim (n)
Today's Games
Nashville atWashington, 7 p.m.
Calgary at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Anaheim at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Columbus, 7 p.m. ,
Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Florida at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Carolina at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

by Henri Arnold and Mike Argirion

S day plus extras


Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.


Ryals, Neu are Club Champions

The Ladies Club
Championship was played
Saturday and Sunday. Ashley
Ryals is the Gross Club
Champion with rounds of 83-
88-171. Flo Neu is the Net
Club Champion with 67-71-
138. Jan Davis came in first in
the flight with 69-72-141.
In regular weekly events,
there were 36 players in the
Men's Day Blitz on Nov. 30.
Mike McCranie won top hon-
ors in the A division with +7.
Travis Ryals came in second
with +6. Claude Ste-Marie
came in third with +5. Blayne
Barber came in fourth with +4.
Scott Beaty won top honors
in the B division with +6.
David Crawford came in sec-
ond with +4. Rocky Ryals

Carl Ste-Marie

came in third with +3. John
Raulerson, Lynn Smith and
Curtis Davis tied for fourth
with +0.
Jack Tuggle and Tim
Tortorice tied for top honors
in the C division with +5.
Glenn White and Bill Bryant
tied for third with +3.
The Pot Hole was Creeks
No. 3. Travis Ryals and
Blayne Barber had the only
birdies, but Barber was not in
the pot. Ryals won the $118. A
new pot starts today.
The Top-of-the-Hill Blitz on
Nov. 28 drew 13 players. Joe
Herring won top honors in

the A division with +8. Al
Cohoon and Ross Meyers tied
for second with +6. Don Horn
and Ron Keller tied for fourth
with +4.
Congratulations to Rocky
Ryals for nine ever, a
The Two-Man Best Ball
Tournament is this wekeend.
Format is a 36-hole two-
man best ball with gross and
net winners.
Entry fee is $60 for mem-
bers and $70 for non-mem-
bers, with an optional team
skins game for both days.
For details, call Carl
Ste-Marie at 752-3339.
Upcoming events:
* Monday, MGA Chili

Region 2 wins State DOC tourney

With four 20-player teams
representing the four regions
of the State Department of
Corrections, Region 2 accu-
mulated 65 points to win the
Ryder Cup-style event played
over 45 holes and two days at
Southern Oaks Golf Club on
Friday and Saturday.
With all 20 players scoring
points on the last day, Region 2
turned a relatively close com-
petition into a rout, winning
the Cup by 141 points against
the closest competition.
Region 3 finished in second
place with 502 points, Region
1 collected 36/2 points for third
place and fourth place went to
Region 4 with a total of
28 points.
The Region 2 Champion-
ship team was comprised of
Jeff Everett, Tom Cruise,
Mike Roberts, Randy
Deshong, Dennis Crawford,
Chris Hill, Chris Jordan,
Wayne Pennington, Byron
Gilbert, James Dean, Joey Hill,
James Kirby, Kevin Lingis,
Zack Stroll, Joe Anford, Scott
Jones, Greg Sikes, Eddie
Winkler, Garrett Heishman
and Randy Vanvleck.
Cathy Steen won all three
ways in the Tuesday Ladies


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12 Spain and
14 Telescope lens
15 Monastery
16 Selects
from the menu
17 Flower
18 Stein
19 Athena's
21 Oct. arid Nov.
23 Retiree's kitty
26 Collection
of tales
27 Infield bounce
28 Chews at
30 Musician's stint
31 Eggs, in biology
32 Utah city
33 Thugs
35 Status -
37 Grandson,

Harold Hoover

Associated Nassau .tourna-
ment. Steen had the lowest
score on both nines and for all
18 holes, scoring a net
Linda Weaver, Judy
MacGrath and Vel Innes fin-
ished in a tie for second place
on the front nine, each
recording a net 33. Natalie
Bryant shared first place with
Steen on the back nine by
also scoring a net 35. Roberta
Whitaker and Carol Felton
tied for third place with net
scores of 36.
Weaver, Bryant and
MacGrath finished the 18
holes tied for second place
with 1-under-par scores of 71.
Don Andrews, Scott.
Osborne, Bruce Gibson,
Shayne Edge and Steve
Peters won the Saturday Blitz
with an 8-under-par score of
64.- Steve Smithy, Bob
Randall, Mike Oosterhoudt
and Dave Mehl were second
at 68, one stroke ahead of the
third-place team of Mike
Jarrell, Jonathan Allen, Scott
Kishton and David Crawford.

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for Wolfgang
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2 Diminish
3 Midwest st.
4 Gnome
5 Place
6 Moves fast

Osborne led the way in the
Skins Game with three,
Smithy won two, with
Andrews, Gibson and Mehl
winning one each.
Playing a format of the best
ball of the A and B player
combined with the best ball of
the C, D and E player, the
team of Andrews, Ooster-
houdt, Eli Witt, Jim Carr and
Eddy Brown won the Sunday
Blitz with a score of 147.
Bruce Ford, Bob Randall,
Ronnie Bennett, Charles
Timmons, Ron Brooks and
Peters. In the Skins Game,
Andrews and Ford won two
each, with Thomas,
Timmons, Peters and Carr
winning one apiece.
Mark Risk, Tim Starling,
Tony Branch, Jeff and Debbie
Stewart won the Sunday
Scramble with a 13-under-par
score of 59. Two strokes
behind and in second place
was the team of Crawford,
Ron Brooks, Martin Hatcher
and Matt Thomas. Taking
third place was the team of
Donnlie Tihomlas. Witt, Dwight
Brook' and Dennis Schubert.
Upcoming events:
E Friday, Union County
Correctional Institute.

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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Money is coming your
way. You've been through a lot
in the past, and now it's time to
say enough is enough, I want
things my way. Attend events
that will allow you to network
with people who can help you
get ahead.***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Partnerships are looking
good as long as you don't try to
control everything and every-
one. Relax and trust that some-
one else can do as good a job
as you. Teamwork will bring
you the highest rewards.

GEMINI . (May .21-June
20): You will be in an adven-
turous mood, but that may
work against you. Someone
will be upset with your whimsi-
cal attitude. Not everyone will
want to take the kinds of
chances that you are willing to
take. Maybe there is a reason
why you should follow instead
of lead today.**
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Everything is looking
very positive in your world, so

Eugenia Word

stop fretting and expecting
things to go wrong. You know
thoughts are followed by
actions. New acquaintances
will leave you with some excel-
lent ideas regarding your
lifestyle. *****
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Money is where it's at today.
Do whatever you must to get
things off the ground.
Investments, rebates, win-
nings are all looking very
favorable. Set your mind on
your own personal gain and
you will succeed. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Change is in order, espe-
cially if you haven't been happy
about your personal life. Only
you can turn your life into what
you want it to be. Take the ini-
tiative and do whatever it takes
to live your dream. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Don't be afraid to venture
off the beaten track. Be a
trendsetter today. It's your


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Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
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spontaneity that will get you
further ahead, so be yourself
and everyone will recognize
your talent. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): You can accomplish so
much if you are prepared,
organized and willing to just
do it. There will be no time to
stop and think. Be willing to
act on your impulses and
intuition. *****
Dec. 21): Exploring new
avenues may be your choice,
but think before you go. down
that toad. You will be caught
up in the moment and miss
some very important facts
along the way. A problem will.
develop if you neglect the
people who have always been
there for you. **
Jan. 19): You can make some
interesting observations today.
An older friend or relative will
be an asset. Experience will be
what keeps you moving in the
right direction. A competitive
challenge will turn out in your
favor. ****
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): You will probably change
your mind about what you
want to do with your future.
Check out the options avail-
able to you and follow through
this time. Someone older will
help you along the way. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): You may have a change
of heart or feel indifferent
about your personal life today.
Don't act too fast or you may
make a mistake that will cost
you, emotionally. Give love a
chance, and open up to the
people who challenge and
interest you. ***


Full disclosure not required

after compliments on wigs

DEAR ABBY: I wear wigs
and hairpieces because I have
thinning hair. They are always
clean and well-groomed, and I
have been told they look very
nice. That's the problem!
People - strangers, co-work-
ers - often approach me and
say things like, "Your hair
always looks so nice. Who's
your hairdresser?" or "How do
you keep your hair looking so
perfect in this humidity?" or
"Do you color your own hair?"
I'm not ashamed of the fact
that I wear wigs, but I don't feel
I should have to explain it to
total strangers. On the other
hand, I don't feel right just say-
ing thank you. I feel I'm deceiv-
ing people. And when I tell peo-
ple I'm wearing a wig, the com-
pliments stop. What should I
say to these people, Abby? -
are no more obligated to reveal
to a stranger or casual acquain-
tance that you're wearing a wig
than you would be to tell some-
one who compliments you on
your figure that it's really
silicone or sea sponges. It
would not be dishonest to reply
that you don't go to any hair-
dresser in particular (it's the
truth) and add, "How nice of
you to say that." Then shut
your mouth and smile like the
Mona Lisa. It's not dishonesty;
it's discretion.
DEAR ABBY: I have been
divorced more than four years.
The marriage was an

Abigail Van Buren

extremely unpleasant chapter
in my life, but I have moved on.
The problem is that my mother
refuses to take down a
photograph of me and my
ex-husband that hangs in her
home. She says it's a good
picture of the two of us, and
she won't take it down.
I tell her repeatedly that it-
reminds me of an unhappy
time in my life, something I'd
prefer not to relive, and I don't
want to see it when I visit
Mom says I'm being childish
and I should "get over it"
Is it childish to ask her to
remove something that has
negative connotations to me,
even though it's in her home?
think so, and frankly, I see your
point. I find it fascinating that
your mother finds it necessary
to cling to something she
knows makes you
Is it that the picture is unusu-
ally flattering of you? If that's
the case, consider having a
lovely studio portrait done of
yourself, complete with hair,

makeup and professional
lighting and present it to her
for her wall.
If that doesn't do the trick, I
wouldn't blame you if you limit-
ed your visits to your mother's.
DEAR ABBY: I share an
office with someone whose
religious beliefs prohibited her
from eating during the day for
30 days. I found it awkward at
lunchtime whenever I brought
food into the room and she was
sitting there, obviously
starving, but could not eat due
to her religious beliefs.
Should I have moved my
lunch to : another space,
although I tend to eat at my
desk and work through the
lunch hour? I felt like I was
being completely rude,
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sacrifice your office mate
makes willingly, and she has
already told you that having
your lunch in front of her
doesn't bother her. If she was
uncomfortable, I'm sure she
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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Create a Roman

supper party for

the holidays

Dear Lynne: For their
Christmas present, our
friends asked us to cook
them an authentic Roman
supper (cooking is not
their thing). They were
there in September and
fell in love with the food.
Pasta is essential, but
which recipe and what
should go with it? -
Cooking for the
Dear Cooks: What a
generous present. Try this
easy, home-style menu.
Nothing says Rome like
the piquant Puntarelle
Salad and gutsy Spaghetti
Amatriciana. Cook the
,sauce and wash the greens
a day ahead.

Serves 4 and multiplies easily

* Fresh Cheese with
garlic bruschetta
* Black and green olives
* Puntarelle salad
* Spaghetti Amatriciana
* Store-bought biscotti,
fresh pears and almonds in
their shells.,

Serves 4 as a main dish

Amatriciana is the tomato
sauce and pasta that
Romans love. A plate is a
full meal.with its
caramelized tomatoes, nubs
of onion, pancetta, shots of
pepper and piquant
pecorino Romano cheese.
It's mountain food, originally
from the Apennines
between Rome and
Abruzzo, around the town of
This recipe is the best
one I've tasted because of
the special technique that
sets it apart from all other
tomato sauces. You actually
caramelize part of the
tomatoes with onion and
pancetta. Cooking them in
the olive oil and pancetta
drippings until their edges
turn gold changes the entire
dish. Once the saute is
done, add the rest of the
tomato and onion and finish
the sauce in a mere
10 minutes.

.3 to 4 tablespoons
extra-virgin olive oil
10 thin slices (5 ounces)
pancetta or guanciale
(cured jowl), coarsely
chopped (use 4 to 5 thick
slices of smoked bacon if
pancetta or guanciale are
not available)
28-ounce can whole
1 medium onion, cut
into/4-inch dice
'/8 teaspoon salt, or to
'Is to1/4 teaspoon hot red
pepper flakes
'/4 teaspoon freshly
ground black pepper, or to
6 quarts boiling salted
1 pound imported Italian
spaghetti (Latini, Benedetto
Cavalieri, Rusticella,
Geraldo and Nola, La
Molisana or De Cecco)
1 to 1-% cups (4 to 6
ounces) freshly grated
pecorino Romano

* DIRECTIONS: Heat the
oil in a 12-inch straight-
sided saute pan over medi-
um. Cook the pancetta or
bacon 5 minutes, or until
crisp. Remove with a
slotted spoon and reserve.
Pour off all but about
6 tablespoons of fat.
Lift about half the
tomatoes from the can,
poking each with your finger
to drain the seeds and juice
back into the can. Add the
drained tomatoes to the pan
along with half the onions,
the salt, and red and black
peppers. Saute, stirring
often, over high heat
5 minutes, or until onions
are softened, tomatoes are
thick, browning at their
edges and tasting very rich.


Rossetto Kasper

Stir in the rest of the
tomatoes with their juices,
the remaining onions, and
reserved pancetta or bacon.
Adjust the heat so the
sauce simmers gently.
Cover and cook 10 minutes.
Taste for depth and salt,
seasoning accordingly. Turn
off the heat and keep the
pan covered while cooking
the pasta. Or cool, refriger-
ate and reheat as you do
the pasta.
Cook the pasta in the
boiling water, stirring often,
until tender-firm with no raw
flour taste. Drain in a
colander and toss with the
sauce over medium-low
heat, Turn into a bowl and
serve hot, passing the
cheese separately. Each
serving should be seasoned
with a generous tablespoon
of pecorino.

Serves 4 to 6 as a first course

I love this salad. It sets
you up for the lusty
character of Roman cook-
ing. With its curls of pale
greens - tart, crisp and
snappy in an anchovy
dressing - this salad is a
winter classic in nearly
every Roman trattoria.
Puntarelle are the thick,
asparagus-shaped hollow
stalks of green that hide in
the center of heads of
Catalonia chicory. The
stalks need the chill of a
Roman winter to crisp and
turn tender. Cooks there
slice them into long strips
arid temper their bite a little
by crisping the4greens in ice
water. The pale green strips
curl up in the.cold'water. A
blend of our curly endive
and Belgian endive come
very close to Rome's
puntarelle. Allow 2 hours for
greens to crisp.

1 large head escarole, or
curly endive
2 heads Belgian endive
Ice water

2 salted anchovies, or
3 oil-packed filets
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons red wine
2 tablespoons fruity
extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground
black pepper to taste

about-half of the escarole or
curly endive - only the
pale inner leaves trimmed
of their dark green tops
(reserve the tops for other
dishes). Cut into long thin
strips. Repeat with the
Belgian endive. Place in ice
water and let stand 2 hours
in the refrigerator. Drain
and spin totally dry.
Bone salted anchovies by
opening up like a book,
lifting out the spine and
bones in one piece. Trim
away tail and any fins, then
rinse under cold running
water. For oil-packed
anchovies, simply rinse.
With a mortar and pestle
or using the handle of a
.knife and a small bowl,
mash garlic and anchovies
to a paste. Blend in vinegar
and let stand 5 minutes.
Toss the anchovy mixture
with the greens, adding
olive oil, salt and pepper to
taste. Serve immediately.

* Lynne Rossetto Kasper
hosts The Splendid Table,
* Minnesota Public Radio's
weekly national show for
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The gingerbread roof of the carousel is decorated with a reindeer, a snowman, Christmas trees and other holiday ornaments.

Build your own

Christmas carousel

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

bakers who love
to make cutout
cookies for the
holidays will
want to add this edible
carousel construction to their
It is made using an
all-purpose gingerbread from a
tried-and-true cookie recipe.
Ornamental frosting, called
royal icing, is used as glue,
caulk and piping. Egg white
and cream of tartar ensure
that the confectioner's sugar
icing dries hard.
This is a family or group
project that takes about 10 to
12 hours to complete, with
those working hours spread
out over a week, depending on
how ambitious the decorators
are and how fast the various
stages take to dry.
Your first decision is where
the finished carousel will be
displayed. I chose a
12-inch-diameter size for the
base of the carousel because it
will fit nicely on either my
wide window sill or on the
buffet. I also just happen to
have a 12-inch lazy susan,
perfect for a merry-go-round.
Make it larger, if you like, but
keep the discs in proportion.
You need to assemble
everything you will use before
you begin, so allow plenty of
time to shop and gather
materials. For circus animals
and other decorations, check
Christmas-ornament stores
or departments, and arts-
and-crafts stores. Find dowel
sticks at hardware stores.
Make a supermarket run for
ingredients. No special
equipment is needed.
Expect the project to cost
approximately $50, which
depends on how elaborate you
are with decorations. It can
add up.
I suggest that you plan to
construct the carousel in four
stages. You must allow at least
24 to 36 hours between stages
for drying. Make up the
dough at the first session.
Second, roll, cut and bake the
discs, and allow to dry.
Third, begin layering and
construction of the major
pieces, and allow to dry. Then
ice and decorate the carousel
in a last session. The last piece
to be set in place is the
decorated roof.
To ensure that the roof has
a wide, stable base, I used an
empty short, wide nut can for
the center. When the label is

peeled off, the can looks like
the mirrored "machinery
garage" that's at the center of
all merry-go-rounds.
If you want to make circus
or farm animals cut out of
decorated gingerbread
cookies; use the same recipes
A work area, such as a card
table, that will be out of the way
and undisturbed
2 long dowel rods,A-inch in
2 long dowel rods,1/-inch in
Sharp knife
Long, even rolling pin, such as
a broom handle
Miniature circus animals and
holiday decorations
1 empty nut can, 4 inches tall,
label removed
Candy canes, more than
4 inches long
Candies, miniature
marshmallows, sprinkles
2 recipes gingerbread dough,
2 recipes royal icing,
2 or more flat-sided cookie
Parchment paper
, Cooling racks
Lazy susan, platter or tray for
You will make 5 gingerbread
discs. The base, No. 1, is
12 inches in diameter. The roof,
No. 2, is 10 inches in diameter.
The second-level disc (to be set
on the base), No. 3, is 8 inches
in diameter. Two extra decorative
roof discs, No. 4 and No. 5, are
6 inches and 4 inches,
Disc No. 1 is rolled/4-inch thick.
Discs No. 2 through No. 5 are
rolled'/,-inch thick. The bottom
disc needs to be thicker for sta-
bility. Because there is baking
powder in the dough, the discs
will be thicker and slightly wider
when baked.
Note: Make 2 recipes of
gingerbread dough.
don't use can be frozen and
used for gingerbread cookies.
You will roll out the dough using
a slab method, as it is called in
pottery classes.

This is a good traditional
recipe to keep on file for any
gingerbread architecture. You will
need two recipes to make the
3 cups flour, plus flour for dust-
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
'/i teaspoon cloves
1 large egg
2% cup molasses, light or dark
'A cup brown sugar

2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
and cooled
Ornamental royal icing to
decorate (see recipe below)
a DIRECTIONS: In a medium
bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In
a large bowl, mix the egg with
molasses, brown sugar and
melted butter. Blend the flour
mixture into the egg mixture until
all patches of white disappear.
Tape a large piece of '
parchment paper securely to a
flat work surface. Place the
/-inch dowel rods 14 inches
apart and parallel,,and tape them
in place.
Place blobs of dough onto the
paper and press them into a
rough disc. Cover with a second
sheet of parchment. With the
ends of the rolling pin resting on
the dowel rods, roll out the
dough. When the rolling pin rolls
easily over the surface, the
dough will be uniformly thick.
Remove the top piece of
parchment paper and reserve.
Place a 12-inch-diameter mixing
bowl upside down on the dough,
cut around it with a sharp knife,
gently lift the bowl and pull away
the scrap dough; reserve the
scraps. Remove tape and dowel
rods from the paper; set aside.
Using a flat-sided cookie tray
rimlesss), lift parchment and
dough disc onto the tray. Bake at
350 degrees until done and dry,
about 15 to 20 minutes or more.
(No, the paper will not burn, and
it can be reused.) Allow the disc
to cool on the tray placed on a
rack. When completely cool, use
the flat bottom of a quiche pan, a
flat cookie sheet or a large, wide
spatula and transfer the base to
a drying rack. Allow to dry for at
least 24 hours.
Continue to roll, cut and bake
the remaining discs using '/-inch
dowels as a thickness guide.
which sides are the flattest,
prettiest sides of the discs and
place those sides up when
constructing the carousel.
For the base: Spread a
medium-thick layer of royal icing
on the platter, tray or lazy susan
that will be the base of the
carousel. Center the 12-inch
disc, No. 1, and gently press to
secure. Spread a medium-thick
layer of royal icing on that disc.
Center the second level disc,
No. 3, and gently press to
secure. Spread a medium-thick
.layer of royal icing in the center
of disc No. 3. Center the nut can,
and gently press to secure. Set
aside to dry and harden.
For the roof: Spread a
medium-thick layer of royal icing
on disc No. 2. Center disc No. 4
over it and press to secure.
Spread a medium-thick layer of
royal icing on disc No. 4. Center
disc No. 5 on it and gently press
to secure. Set aside to dry and
When discs have hardened,
begin the decorations.
Place wreaths, candies or

other small decorations on the
sides of the center can, securing
them with-dabs of icing.
Pipe a ring of rosettes around
the base discs. Set animals in
place, securing them with dabs
of icing. Pipe a ring of rosettes
and squiggles around the roof
discs. Set decorations in place,
securing them with dabs of icing.
Place some sort of decoration in
the center of disc No. 5 as a
When the decorations and
rosettes are completely dry and
hardened, prepare the.candy
Measure the distance from the
surface of the base disc to the
top of the can, about 4 inches or
Lay one unwrapped candy
cane on a cutting board at a
time. Measure the length you
want it to be. Using a sharp knife,
make a quick but gentle blow to
the candy cane. It should break
fairly clean.
Place the bottoms of the
candy canes on the base disc,
No. 1, right up against the center
disc, No. 3. Secure with royal
icing. Hold in place for a minute
or two until the icing begins to set
up. This is the only tricky part of
the construction because the
canes might want to tilt. You will
need 9 canes, more or less
depending on your own design.
Buttress the candy canes on
the second disc, No. 3, with
gumdrops or other candy,
securing them with dabs of icing.
Allow everything to dry and
harden for at least 24 hours.
Spread a medium-thick layer
of royal icing ontd the top of the
can and place a generous, but
not runny, dab onto the top of
each candy cane.
Gently place the decorated
roof onto the can. Press gently.
Don't worry if all of the candy
canes do not touch the underside
of the roof.
When the roof is dry and
secure, use royal icing in a
pastry-bag as a caulking gun,
and squirt some icing onto the
top gaps between the roof and
tops of the candy canes. Allow to
dry completely.
Keep the carousel in a cool,
dry place away from humidifiers
or leaky windows.

2-3 cups confectioner's sugar
'/ teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites, from pasteurized
3/ teaspoon vanilla
Beat all ingredients together.
Cover bowl with a damp cloth
until ready to use or it will dry out
while you are working. Place
icing in a pastry bag with a plain
or rose tip. If you don't have a
pastry bag and decorative tips,
place the frosting in a zip-lock
plastic bag and take a tiny snip
off a corner. Use to pipe outlines
and decorations.

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CASE NO: 05-347-CA
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated November 29, 2005 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 05-347-CA of
the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial
Circuit in and for COLUMBIA County,
LAKE CITY, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
County Courthouse located at 145 N.
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of
January, 2006 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
Dated this 29th day of November, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
by:/s/ J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
05-45033 (FM)(NCL)
ACT, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should contact
COLUMBIA County Courthouse at, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 7, 14, 2005
BID NO. 2005-Q
Please be advised that Columbia County
desires to accept bids on the above refer-
enced project. This project consists of
establishing of a wetland to include the
necessary equipment, labor and plant
material necessary for a mitigation proj-
ect. Bids will be accepted through 2:00
P.M. on December 21, 2005. All bids
submitted shall be on the form provided.
Specifications and bid forms may be ob-
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Board of County Commissioners, Co-
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Room 203, Post Office Box 1529 Lake
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da Corporation,
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AS WELL AS any and all other parties
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MANGIONE, or their respective heirs,
administrators and assigns, as well as all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
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Columbia County, Florida, to-wit:
The S.115 ft. of Lot 19, PINE NEE-
629, Page 096, and OR Book 813, Page
842, public records of Columbia County,
(Parcel No. 20-3S-17-05262-000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson Florida 32621, on or before De-
cember 22, 2005, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
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diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 15th day of November, 2005.
Clerk of Court
by:/s/ J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
November 23, 30, 2005
December 7, 14, 2005
CASE NO.: 05-340-CA
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
an order or a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-captioned ac-
tion, I will sell the property situated in
Columbia County, Florida, described as:
Lot 10 Suwannee Heights, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 4, pages 26 and 26A, public
records of Columbia County, Florida
at public sale, to the highest and best
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Columbia County Courthouse in Lake
City, Florida between 11:00 a.m. and
2:00 p.m. on the 21st day of December,
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
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by:/s/J. MARKHAM
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ministrators and assigns, as well as all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following property in
Columbia County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 169, Unit 18, THREE RIVERS ES-
TATES, Columbia County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 00-00-00-01144-000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before
December 29, 2005 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs' attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 21st day of November 2005.
Clerk of Court
by:/s/J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
November 30, 2005
December 7, 14, 21, 2005
CASE NO. 05-401-CA
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Columbia County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate in Co-
lumbia County, Florida, described as:
RR 2 BOX 920
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
, as soon thereafter as same can be done,
to the highest bidder, or bidders, for
cash, at the west door of the Columbia
County Courthouse, 145 N. Hemando
Street, Lake City, FL 32056, on the 21st
day of December 2005
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL
33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff
By: J. Markham
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons, need-
ing a special .accommodation to partici-"
pate in this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings. If hear-
ing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via
Florida Relay Service.
November 30, 2005
December 7, 2005


BID NO. 2005-R
Please be advised that Columbia County
desires to accept bids on the above refer-
enced item. Bids will be accepted until
2:00 p.m. on December 28, 2005.
Specifications and bid forms may be ob-
tained by contacting the office of the
Board of County Commissioners, Co-
lumbia County, 135 NE Hemando Ave.
Room 203, Post Office Box 1529 Lake
City, Florida 32056-1529 or by calling
(386) 758-1005. Columbia County re-
serves the right to reject any and/or all
bids and to accept the bid in the Coun-
ty's best interest.
Dated this 7th day of December 2005.
Columbia County Board of County
Commissioners Ronald Williams, Chair-
December 7, 14, 2005

2588 W. US HWY 90
Each of you is hereby notified that the
above described vehicles were towed at
the request of the Florida Hwy patrol
and Lake City Police Dept. and the
above named towing company is in pos-
session of and claims a lien on the above
described vehicles for towing and stor-
age charges.
The lien claimed by the above named
towing company is subject to enforce-
ment pursuant to F.S. 713.78 and unless
said motor vehicle is redeemed from said
towing company by payment as allowed
by law, the above described vehicle may
be sold to satisfy the lien. If the vehicle
is not redeemed and the motor vehicle
remains unclaimed , or for which the
charges for recovery, towing, or storage
services remain unpaid, may be sold af-
ter 35 days free of all prior liens. The
owner of lien holder, if any, has the right
to a hearing as set for in the subsection
(4) The above designated towing compa-
ny proposes to sell the vehicle as stated
November 23, 2005
December 7, 2005
The Department of Environmental Pro-
tection gives notice of its intent to issue
a permit to Panhandle Land and Timber,
which has a mailing address of PO. Box
1829, Lake City, Florida 32056. This
project is for an Air Construction Permit
to locate a RAP Crusher at Panhandle
Land and Timber Asphalt Plant #12 in
Columbia County. This facility is locat-
ed approximately 1.2 miles North of the
intersection of CR25A and U.S. 441 in
Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.
The Department has assigned file num-
ber 7775074-005-AC to this project.
The Department will accept written
comments concerning the proposed per-
mit issuance action for a period of 14
(fourteen) days from the date of publica-
MIT." Written comments should be pro-
vided to the Florida Department of Envi- -
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B-200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-
7590. Any written comments filed shall
be made available for public inspection.
If written comments received result in a
significant change in the proposed agen-
cy action, the Department shall revise
the proposed permit and require, if appli-
cable, another Public Notice.
A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the proposed permitting de-
cision may petition for an administrative
proceeding (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida States
(F.S.). The petition must contain the in-
formation set forth below and must be
filed (received) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by the permit applicant or
any of the parties listed below must be
filed within fourteen days of receipt of
this notice of intent. Petitions filed by
any persons other than those entitled to
written notice under Section 120.60(3),
F.S., must be filed within fourteen days
of publication the public notice or within
Fourteen days of receipt of this notice of
intent, whichever occurs first. Under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any
person who asked the Department for
notice of agency action may file a peti-
tion within fourteen days of receipt of
that notice, regardless of the date of pub-
lication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of
the petition to the applicant at the ad-
dress indicated above at the time of fil-
ing. The failure of any person to file a
petition within the appropriate time peri-
od shall constitute a waiver of that per-
son's right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57 ES., or to intervene
in this proceeding and participate as a
party to it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the pre-
siding officer upon the filing of a notice
in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of
the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the Department's action is
based must contain the following infor-
(a) The name and address of each agen-
cy affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner, the name, ad-
dress, and telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and
an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial interests will be affected by
the agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when the pe-
titioner received notice of the agency ac-
tion or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tion must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific facts
the petitioner contends warrant reversal
or modification of the agency's proposed
(f) A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's
proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the action
petitioner wishes the agency to take with
respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the ma-
terial facts upon which the Department's
action is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth
ahbve. as required by Rule 28-106 3?r



Needs Experienced class A drivers in your area Chip and log positions
available. Be home at night. Apply at 263 Comfort Road in Palatka or call!

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Lake City Correctional Facility is now accepting applications for
Non-Certified Correctional Officers
Qualified applicants must:
* Have a High School Diploma or GED
* Have a valid Drivers License
* Have taken the BAT (Basic Abilities Test) and have the results
when application is completed
* Be able to pass a background screen
* Be able to pass a drug test
* Be able to work any shift and overtime as needed

Openings also exists
Maintenance Worker
Part Tune Certified Correctio
Psych Specialist
Safety Manager
Assistant Shift Supervi

Applicants may apply online at www.corrections.cor
7900 E. US Hwy 90, Lake City
(386) 755-3379 * (386) 752-
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, FL 32055
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2006 Cadillac CTS

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Hopkins 1518 Hwy 90 West * Lake City

S1-800-881-6862 * 386-752-5050

(4) Men or Women for Sales Position
* Paid Insurance * 401K Plan * Early Working Hours
SAdvancement Opportunity * Demo Available
*No Sundays * 5 Day Work Week
Apply in Person to our Sales Manager
Eddie McCullough
Hwy 129 North Live Oak

Connect With Some Extra Cash
During Your Winter Break!

ClientLogic is Hiring
i , Temporary Call
S Center Positions
Assisting Customers.
*All applicants welcome.
* High school and college students
encouraged to apply.
*Good communication skills and
computer experience preferred.
Assignments from 7-14 days,
Christmas holiday work required.
December 18-31, 2005. Various schedules possible.
$10 pr hour
for all whofully complete assignment
Call (386) 754-8600 for more information
or apply in person:
1152 SW Business Point Drive
Lake City, FL 32025


Classified Department: 755-5440






Because the administrative hearing proc-
ess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that
the Department's final action my be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in
this notice. Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final
decision of the Department on the appli-
cation have the right to petition to be-
come a party to the proceeding, in ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth
The application is available for public
inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the De-
partment of Environmental Protection,
Northeast District Office, 7825 Bay-
meadows Way, Suite B200, Jackson-
ville, Florida 32256-7590.
December 7, 2005

020 Lost & Found

FOUND 2 Dogs; Chesapeake Bay
Retrievers, Female & Male. Found
in Thompkins Loop area. Call
386-961-8480 or Animal Services.

Female, gray Tabby. North of
Columbia City Elementary School.
Call 386-752-0069
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
West side of Lake City.

100 Job


Want steady work w/stable
Company. Good equipment
w/ good wages & a full benefits
Pkg. Home daily, off weekends.
CDL-A req'd. F/T
Call Columbia Grain


Sign On Bonus thru Dec.
S Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
"- Guaranteed Hometime
,- Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
*Life & Dental Ins. Provided
*401K available
- Safety Bonus :
C--- all 800-874-4270 #,6
:Highwa3 301 South. Starke. FL.

Lake City Reporter

is currently looking for an -
independent newspaper carrier
for Columbia City to Old Wire
Rd/SR47, Herlong Deliver the
Reporter in the early morning
hours Tuesday - Sunday. No
delivery on Monday's.
Carrier must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today to fill out a
contractor's inquirers form.
No phone calls please!


Lake City Reporter
Creative Director.
Immediate opening for person
with high level of design and
creative skills. Must have
experience using Quark Xpress,
Photo Shop, Illustrator, Adobe
InDesign and Acrobat. Person
will oversee daily operation of
Creative Services department.
2-4 years newspaper or other
graphic position and supervisory
experience helpful. Salary will be
based on work experience and
creative abilities. Medical benefits
and 401k available.
Send resume to:
Dave Kimler
180 E. Duval St.
Lake City, FL 32055

LINCARE, leading national
respiratory company seeks
friendly, attentive Customer
Service Representative. Phone
skills that provide warm customer
interactions a must. Maintain
patient files, process doctors'
orders, manage computer data
& filing. Growth opportunities
are excellent. Drug-free
workplace. Fax resume to
352-335-4959 EOE.

LINCARE, leading national
respiratory company seeks caring
Service Representative. Service
patients in their home for oxygen
and equipment needs. Warm
personalities, age 21+, who can
lift up to 120 Ibs should apply.
CDL w/DOT a plus or obtainable.
Growth opportunities are
excellent. Drug-free workplace.
Fax resume to 352-335-4959

Engineering/CAD Technician
Engineering firm located in Live
Oak and Lake City is looking for
an Engineering Technician
w/experience in MicroStation.
Please fax resume to

100 Job

Finance Manager
Westfield Group seeking financial
manager to oversee multi
business operations. Duties
include management of
accounting records, including
tenant receivables and
account payable; real estate lease
administration and overseeing
property maintenance.
Accounting degree preferred.
Knowledge of Quickbooks &
Microsoft Office required.
Applicant should have
excellent public relation skills
and ability to multi-task. Salary
based on experience and/or
education. Send resume to P.O.
Box 3566, Lake City, FL., 32056


Teeko Graphics, Inc. is currently
looking for an Order Processor.
Organizational/Computer Skills
and attention to detail is a must.
Starting pay is minimum wage.
Please fax resume to:
386-754-5557 or
e-mail to resume(

The Suwannee River Water
Management District is accepting
applications for an OPS Clerical
position. This Position is a
temporary, full-time position
(40 hours per week)
at a salary of S8.00 per hour.
Graduation from an accredited
high school, a minimum of one
year of clerical work experience,
computer, and filing skills are
Applicants are required to be
tested on typing, spelling and
grammer skills at a One Stop
Career Center. A 35 CWPM
(five minute) timed typing score
is required.
Duties may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
providing copy services, assisting
in mail outs and incoming mail;
preparing documents; assisting in
records management including
filing and retrieving microfilmed
documents; assisting with
scheduling and organizing
meetings, and data entry.
Closing Date:
December 30, 2005.
For additional information or to
receive an application,
visit our website at
or contact Lisa Cheshire at
386-362-1001 or
Cheshirej@sr' md itrje.fl us
Drug Free Workplace

** Maintenance Tech's**
Exp. Apartment
Maintenance Pref.
Exp. Power Equip & Landscaping
Paid employee health, dental,
life ins, Paid vacations,
Free uniforms. Education asst,
Career advancement
Year around employment
Live Where You Work
220 N. Main St
352-375-2152 x301

Additional REGIONAL
DRIVERS needed for
growing account..

AVG. $700.00-$1,000/WK!
Benefits include:
Medical BC/BS, Long & Short
Term Disability, Dental, Life
Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation &
24 mos. exp needed
Call 1-877-TDT-BEST
Apply Online at

Growing Local Restaurant is
seeking management personnel,
willing to relocate. Highly
competitive wage based upon
experience, plus benefits.
Send reply to Box Send reply to
Box 04002, C/O The Lake City

100 Job
1 Opportunities

Class "A" Industrial Mechanic
for 3rd Shift Maintenance Crew.
Must have 5 yrs exp. Pay ranges
from $16.96 + .26-Shift Diff. We
are an EECC, Drug Free Work
Place. 401K, Health/Dental/Life
Insurance, paid Holidays
& Vacations. Apply at
Gilman Building Products,
6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL
32234 or fax to 904-289-7736

The Florida Times Union
is looking for an individual to
Deliver Newspaper Routes in
Lake City, Wellborn, and the
White Springs area. Route takes
about 2 1/2 hrs each morning
w/an approximate
income of $1,000 mth.
If interested please call our
Lake City office at 386-752-5121

BAGGERS: Now hiring for
High Springs fruit & gift stores.
Please call
Judy @ 352-266-3800

Employment Opportunity
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for General Laborer.
Min. Experience: Completion of
the eighth grade & one-year
experience performing manual
labor; or combination of training
& experience. Salary: $6.75 per
hr. plus benefits. Successful
applicants must pass
pre-employment physical and
drug screening. Applications may
be obtained online at
or the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hernando, #203, Lake
City, FL 32056, (386)758-2123,
TDD 758-2139.
Deadline: 12/23/05.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

100 Job
Data Entry, Inside Sales
Knowledge of INDUSTRIAL
Supplies & Computer Helpful.
7am-6pm. Apply in person at:
Quality Mills Services, U.S. 90
East. Across from Air Port,
Lake City. Drug Free.

100 Job
Driver Now Hiring. Drivers with
5th Wheel experience. Must have a
clean driving record. Orlando -
Tampa and Jacksonville routes. Will
include some local delivery.
Apply in Person only at 385 SW
Arlington Blvd. Lake City.

100 Job
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane

Advertise It Here!

Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat her for 10 consec-
utive days. If your vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $10
you can place your ad for an additional 10 days. A picture will run everyday with a
description of your vehicle. The price of the vehicle must be listed in the ad. Your
ad must be prepaid with cash, check or credit card. Just include a snapshot or
bring your vehicle by and we will take the picture for you. Private party only!


2004 Ford F150
$18,500 OBO
Black, 38,000 miles,




Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056

CALL 1-800-766-7558

Classified Department: 755-5440




2/2 Riverfront Home is a great
retreat. Home is furnished, off the
ground & it's own fish cleaning sta-
tion & much more. MLS#48285,
$380,000. Call Kellie Shirah


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Gorgeous 20 Acres of pasture, & per-
fect for that farm or dream home.
Property is completely fenced & cross
fenced. A must see. MLS#48270,
$310,000. Call Kellie Shirah


Beautiful 3/2 Home...w/above
ground pool. All located on 1 acre lot
in great SD. Close to town & schools,
right off paved rd. MLS#46662,
For more details call Kellie Shirah

OnUVfy The Darby Rogers Company
___21 752-6575

Multi-Family vintage duplex. 2BR/
1BA remodeled in 1991. Great view of
Lake Isabella. MLS#49272 $164,900

Happy Jack - Several 10.acre lots avail-
able in Southwest Est. partly wood-
ed/pasture. MH allowed. $125K.
Call Shirley Hitson



5 Acres Cleared. Located in Deer
Meadows. Fast growing rural, scenic,
good developing. $70,000
Shirley Hitson


Income! Income! & More Income! -
Mobile home park w/7 trailers &
approval for up to 20. Located off US
441. $375,000. Call Charles Peeler

.. -, 386-752-3300

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Be-,tll Iom i ,, 1,,,, I .F, -
5/2.5, 4,000� sf, 3 fireplaces, near
Lake Isabella. Zoned res/com.,
commercial kitchen, handicapped
equipped bathroom. MLS#48400
Only $299,900 Call Mitchell Lee

L-- ,,- 386-752-3300

2/2 2 Story Brick Home with 20x30
split block barn. Creek runs through
property. All on over 6 1/2 beautiful
acres. MLS#48790, $199,900. Mitchell

RsufCts! Realty
Our Name Te[[s Our Storq!

*, . "a. t "**'

Say "Nice brick home". Property
has one full acre with manicured
yard. Very well maintained... call
Jay Sears @


Immaculate 3/2 Block & Stucco
Home...on 15.5 acres. Mexican tile
throughout most of home. Vaulted
ceilings in great room & French doors
in every room. MLS#48616. For more
details call Kellie Shirah

R ,/fII Pro'essionals. Inc
y/M K" 386-623-3028

4BR/2BA Cedar & Brick Home. Very
good condition w/many upgrades
including new laminate wood.floor-
ing. Split BR plan w/many closets,
large master BR w/spa tub. Screened
in back porch. MLS#49156, $234,900.
Bev Scott


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Investment Property - This 5 lot
mobile home park has 0% vacancy
rate. Great investment with flowing
income. Call Today. MLS#47072,
$169,900. Todd Bowers

rtUy, Jackie Taylor & Associates
S1' 386-6977- ,...

& 1790 sf. mobile. Built 1997. One
acre, balance wooded. $134,900.
Call Bill Colter

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&.-1790.if. moe. Bit1.9-97. O
Acre, balanc w d.$134,9

4 Beautiful Acres-on hill surrounded
by majestic oaks and filled with blue-
berry bushes as well as some pecan
trees. Restricted to homes only.



Federal Court-Nice 5 acre tract
fenced with 2 singlewide mobile
homes. Nice & Clean. $120,000. Call
Shirley Hitson

On r i The Darby Rogers Company

3BR/2BA, DWMH looks like a site
built. Excellent condition in a great
location. Too many extras to list.
$79,900 MLS#46327 Call Patty Wood-
Williams @


esults! Realt
Our Name Tel[r Our Story!

Say "Best deal in Lake Cityl! This is a
great buy. Home has new paint
inside/out and new carpet. Ready to
make a great rental or nice home. Call
Jay Sears


Professionals, Inc

1999 3/2 DWMH - w/1372 sf. on 1
beautifully landscaped acre close to
town, just off paved road. Very private.
MLS#47080, $73,500. Brett Deutsch

100 ACRES MOL that can be subdi-
vided. Paved road, cleared & fenced.
Mobile homes allowed. $900,000.
Call Charles Peeler


CR 137/CR 252 2.83 acres currently
RES, in Suwannee County. Highway
frontage. $199.000.
Call Cheryl or Bob Sellers

O nlum The Darby Rogers Company
1 752-6575

Immaculate 3BR/2BA brick home on
an oversized lot. Large yard, screened
in back porch, lots of privacy.
$160,000 MLS#48942 Call


O lu, The Darby Rogers Company
21 752-6575

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3BR/2BA nicely kept DWMH on 1
acre. Fireplace, whirlpool tub in the
master bath and a large covered front
porch. MLS#47519 $119,900



3/2 SWMH,.28 Acre Lot on 441 North
- Easy access to 1-10. MLS#48045. Call
Hansel or Nell Holton

Near Suwannee Ri\er! Ci-rea gi.-
away. Cute cottage on 2 acre wooded
lot. MLS#47493, $79,900. For more
info call Don or Sherry Ratliff

Oniu , Jackie Taylor & Associates
-- 386-697-1721

Two Wooded Building Lots 3 1/2
miles west oftown, just off paved rd.
Nearly an acre each $29.000 per lot.
Call Bill Colter :

386-752-4211 N S


Beautiful Counlry Home on 10 Acre.,
- Paved drive, 5BR/3.5BA, Ige rooms.
Country kitchen, 'screened back
porch, deck, detached 3 car garage.
Pond with dock, fencing. MLS#47993,
$649,900. Ask for Elaine K. Tolar

55 5386-758-8900
R5~M I4X 1 profession lsInc

Beautiful Riverfront Property w/322'
on Suwannee River. Personal beach
area on river. Homesite can be on the
river on 8' stilts, w/well & septic locat-
ed on property out offlood zone. Huge
oaks & privacy galore. MLS#48612,
$325,000.'im Curry

386-752.4211 N _ 3
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Gorgeous Tri Level Home On Large
Lot - 4/3, Ige mstr suite w/glamour
bath. Newly painted, formal LR, DR &
den w/FP Great location. MLS#48438,
$279,900. Ask for Elaine K. Tolar



Well Kept 3/2 DWMH...on 10 acres,
lots of nice trees and wildlife. Close to
townNMLS#48882, $189,500. Call
Kellie Shirah
$-62 .3847


lake leffen Hwy - Easily accessible to
I i & [-75 j3- Older home renovated
w/lots .of counfry charm. Sunrm
w/wrap around windows, frplc. & nice
2 -story barn w/lots of storage space &
shed. $149,900. Call Debbie King

CGknUlKY The Darby Rogers Company

Double your opportunity with 2
mobile homes on 2 one acre lots.
Each has a separate well, septic and
power pole. MLS#47665 $104,900 Call
BJ Federico @


RE/lIK � Professionals, Inc
W'MW- 3<86-647-6344

4.87 Acres - Houses only subdivision
where horses are welcome. Beautifully
tree'd. Adjoins, large acreage.
MLS#47628, $79,000.
Brett Deutsch


R ,/M �" Professionals, Inc
-/VW 386-647-6344

nigll . Ur) , m11n ions of Leer �
Lightly wooded 1.45 acres close to
Ichetucknee State Park. MLS#48713,
$24,000. Brett Deutsch

Residential, Acreage & Commercial

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Very Spacious Hone On 10 Acres -
4BR/2.5BA, 2922 sf., great room, new
tile & carpet. FR, LR, rec. room &
study! $335,000, MLS#47284.
Brett Deutsch



Daisy Rd. 4BR/2BA Mobile Home with
2032 sqft. Nice high & dry 20 acres of
pasture w/about 1 acre wooded
w/home. Storage bldg., horse stalls &
above ground pool. $280,000.
Call Charles Peeler





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2005 DWMH with 2240 sf on 1/2 acre.
Gorgeous spacious 5BR/2BA interior.
Qualifies for VA and FHA financing.
Reduced to $116,000 MLS#45086 Call

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Great Location For Your Dream
Home-beautiful 5 acre tract, nice &
private area. Mobile homes allowed..
$95,000. Call Shirley Hitson


386-752-4211 N S

Great Investment/Rental Property -
In town location 2/1, wood floors, car-
port. Large front porch. Storage build-
ings. $79,900. Ask for Elaine K. Tolar


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Montgomery. This 4000 sq. ft. 4/3
home on over an acre is a must see!
MLS#46094, $479,900. Todd Bowers


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Corner Lot On Baya Drive. This 1
acre lot is on the corner of Old
Country Club and Baya. MLS#47610
$325,000. Todd Bowers



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10 acres fenced & cross fenced. 2-car
garage, inground pool & 1 open shel-
ter & 1 enclosed pole barn.
MLS#47151, $245,000.
Call Kellie Shirah

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3BR/ BA brick home on 3.5 acres
with frontage on both CR 49 & SR 247.
Possible zoning exceptions. MLS#
47066 $145,000 Call Patty Wood-
Williams @

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100 Job
1 Opportunities
Columbia County is accepting
applications for Full-Time
Library Assistant II.
Duties consist of varied
technical/paraprofessional library
tasks; including circulation &
reference assistance. Minimum
requirements: High school
diploma supplemented by college
level course work in Library
Sciences or an AA degree.
Three (3) years experience in
responsible clerical work
including experience in a library
may be substituted for AA degree.
Valid FL Driver's License
required. Typing test score
required. Salary is $7.75/hour plus
benefits. Successful applicant
must pass pre-employment
physical & drug screening.
Applications may be obtained at:
Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hernando, Suite 203,
Lake City, FL 32056, or online at
TDD (386)758-2139.
Applications must be received on
or before 12/16/05.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Columbia County is accepting
applications for Full-Time
Library Assistant III.
Duties consist of complex
paraprofessional library work;
including serving as lead worker,
circulation & reference assistance.
Minimum requirements: BA or
BS degree and four (4) years
office or clerical work preferably
in a library setting or any
equivalent combination of related
training and experience. Valid FL
Driver's License required. Typing
test score required. Salary is
$8.65/hour plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical & drug
screening. Applications may
be obtained at:
Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hernando, Suite 203,
Lake City, FL 32056, or online at
(386)758-2123, TDD (386)758-
2139. Applications must be re-
ceived on or before 12/16/05.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Wanted Exp. Shop Technician
for construction/forestry
equipment dealer in the Lake
City, Starke, & Live Oak areas.
Competitive pay, benefits &
excellent-training program. Calls
386-752-9544 or fax to: 755-6882
or send resume to:
Industrial Tractor Co.
PO Box 2439 Lake City, 32056

We are looking for independent
contractors to perform Exterior
Residential Property Insurance
inspections in a local territory.
We need someone to start
immediately. Earnings based on
number of inspections you
complete. Commitment to a local
territory is required. Direct or
related experience required. You
will need the following items to
begin: Dependable vehicle, digital
camera, measuring wheel & PC
with high-speed internet access.
Email resumes to:
tlegros@) EOE

Welding Craftsman/Foreman
+Need the Best of the Best*
Combination Craftsman/Foreman,
must pass Mig, Tig, and Stick
Test. Ability to read prints and
perform precision layout &
Millwright Work. Salary
commensurate with ability,
prefer individual
seeking long term career.
Call 229-244-6707

Immediate job openings.
Six months or more experience
required. We offer competitive
compensation plan. Excellent
fringe benefit package, which
includes paid vacation, holidays,
group health insurance, and a
401K Plan. Some hand tools
required. Please apply in person
at Hunter Marine on Highway
441 in Alachua, Fl., for
the following jobs:
Trim Carpenter
Furniture Installer

and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767
A/C Service Technician

Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558
City of Lake City
Currently has openings for
The following positions:
WTP Operator 0506(23)
P/T Recreation Aide 0506(24)
Deadline for these positions is:
Monday, December 12, 2005
For a complete list of minimum
qualifications and to fill out an
application, please visit us at:
City Hall, 205 N. Marion Avenue,
Lake City, Florida 32055.
Our website is
The City of Lake City is an
EEO/AA/ADA/VP employer

100 Job
100 Opportunities
Assistant Manager
Sunbelt Credit, a recognized leader
in the consumer loan industry, is
now accepting applications for the
above position. If you are dedicated
to excellence in customer service,
motivated by achieving results
through teamwork, and a positive
thinker with a drive to succeed, we
want to talk with you about joining
our team. Prior customer service
and or finance experience preferred.
Must have access to reliable
transportation for field collection
work. Competitive pay and
comprehensive benefits package.
Please Fax Resume to
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
Lake City now hiring. Some
woodworking experience
preferred. Starting pay $8.00 hr
Call 386-755-7220
Delivery Route Driver/warehouse
person needed, F/T position. Class
B license a must. Salary plus Health
& Dental. 401K programs avail.
Call 386-754-5561
Dump Truck Driver, must be exp.
Clean MVR only need apply. Good
pay, Home every night. Call
386-752-6349 or 727-271-0162
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP

00 J0ob
1 Opportunities
Electrician Helpers
Needed w/ 2yrs min. exp.for
residential & commercial
Call for appointment
Year round work.
Salary, housing & benefits.
Call 386-623-6129
Atlantic Truck Lines
$4,000.00 Sign on Bonus
Class A, in state & home every
night. $600-$750/wk. Yearly $1,000
'safety bonus. 3 yrs. exp. Paid
vacation, health/dental. Call
1-800-577-4723 Monday-Friday
Florida Pest Control
now hiring for full time office
position. 5+ years office experience
a must. Need to have experience in
customer relations and scheduling.
Exp. with multi-line phone system
& computer usage necessary. Good
organizational skills & ability to
multi-task is needed. Full time
position M-F, 9-6. Full benefits
package. Drug-free workplace.
Apply in person at:
Florida Pest Control 536
SE Baya Avenue., Lake City.
Help Wanted. Part time
sales associate. Apply in person
at Belles Pet Alley.
needed. Must have valid FL DL &
transportation. Previous exp. helpful
but not necessary. Pay based on
experience. Call 386-758-3995

100 Job
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
Earn $8. - $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
Driver-Dedicated Regional
+65% Preloaded/Pretarped
*Avg. $818 -$896/week
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627

Kennel Tech Position
Needed. Part-Time.
Hours will vary plus weekends.
Call 386-454-3647
Full Time at Night. Apply in person
at the The Health Center of Lake
City, 560 SW McFarlane Avenue,
Lake City, FL. Equal Opportunity
Employer/Drug Free Work Place/
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Local law firm needs experienced
Legal Secretary. Must work well
with others. Excellent benefits.
Immediate employment. Send
resume to Brannon, Brown, Haley
& Bullock, P.A., P.O. Box 1029,
Lake City, Florida 32056
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC

100 Job
Local Mortgage Company
Looking for dependable employee
for entry level office duties. Mon-
Fri, opportunities for advancement.
Willing to train the right individual.
Please fax resume with references to
Flooring Measurer
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane.
Ramada Limited is looking for
experienced Night Auditor.
Apply in person at 3340 W. US
Hwy 90. Lake City or
Call 386-752-6262.
Short Term & Lone Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911
Stucko Work
Need Stucko Contractor
For Large Job
Call 386-752-6450
Truck Drivers Wanted
SCDL Class A required
3 years experience
Good Pay, home weekends.

To place your
classified ad call


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100 Job
1 Opportunities

Waste Management Inc.
Lake City/ Gainesville
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/Laborer
for Lake City and Gainesville. This
position requires a minimum Class
B CDL with air brake endorsement.
Waste Management offers a full
benefits package including health
insurance and 401 - K plan. If you
feel you meet the requirements.
please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at

120 Medical
1 Employment


Is currently seeking qualified
applicants for a full time position
for the Orthopedic Practice. Must
be a graduate of an accredited
PA/ARNP program, currently
Florida Licensed as PA/ARNP.
Experience in an Orthopedic
Setting preferred. Shands offers
great benefits and competitive
salary. Apply on-line today at: or call
Bonnie Price, Human Resources
386-754-8147. EOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Work Place


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120 Medical
12 Employment

Part Time Weekends
Apply in person,
see Sharon or Melves
Next new hired orientation
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab
755 S. 5th St.

7 a.m.-3 p. m. Full Time,
also needed Part Time Weekends
w/Insurance & Benefits.
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston Center
Live Oak, FL 32064

Dental Assistant
Experience required & willing to
travel. Please fax resume to:
386-755-8757 or 904-964-6235

Medical Assistant-Part time to
work front and back office in
Live Oak Physician's practice.
Experience or training necessary.
Fax resume to
362-5076 or call 362-1014.

Front Desk Receptionist; scheduling
appointments/tests, insurance
verification, etc. Knowledge
of Medical Manager required.
Busy OB/GYN office.
Multi-tasking necessary.
Please fax resume to 386-755-9217

Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
needed for IM/Gastroenterology
practice FT or PT. Salary
$70-$80K. Apply in confidence to:
PO Box 3009, Lake City, Fl. 32056
or fax to: 386-758-5987

OB/GYN OFFICE looking for
front office clerk with exp. in
insurance, billing and collections.
Knowledge in the use of medical
software is required with Medisoft
and Lytec preferred. Fax resume to

170 Business

60 Vending Machines/ You OK
Locations! All for $10,995.
800-234-6982 AIN#B02002039

310 Pets & Supplies
Pit Bull Puppy. 8 wks old,
Has shots & Health Cert. $200.
Call 386-755-0373
to a good home.
or 365-2163
Free to good home only:
Jack Russel mix, male 9mths old
Good with children
Labrador Retriever Puppies.
AKC Registered and Health
certificates. $375.00 a puppy.
Will be ready on 12/23/2005.
For Information call 386-294-3778
ACA Registered. Health Certificate.
$500. Will be ready 12/24.
Call for more info. 386-758-8957
LOST SOLID Gray Cat. on Nov 22
West side of Lake City.
Shots, Health Cert,
Salt & Pepper. $350.
Call 386-755-3547
AKC Male. 8 Wks. $500
Call 386-719-4843.

330 Livestock &
3 Supplies
FEEDER PIGS. 20Ibs and up.

402 Appliances
Clothes Dryer
Looks & runs good. $90.00
Call 386-497-3987

Washing Machine.
Looks & runs good. $90.00
Call 386-497-3987

403 Auctions

Saturday December 10, 2005
1:00 p.m. Preview Noon.
Corner of I-lwy. 100 & Baya Ave.
(Across from -lardec's East)
Lake City
Complete Woodworking Shop
Grizzly Routers
Grizzly Planer
Craftsman Radial Arm Saw
Industrial Air Compressor
Misc. Electric and Hand Tools
Gun Cabinets
also Semi Load of Brand New
Department Store Merchandise,
Antiques and other items too
numerous to mention.
Action Auction
(407) 880-2322
10% BP Cash, Check,
Credit Card
AU: 2571 AB 1882

404 Baby Items
Baby Items for sale: Beds,
Playpens, High Chairs, Bouncers &
more. Can be viewed in my home.
Call before coming. 386-752-6751

407 Computers
BRAND NEW Compact Presario
With Digital Camara.
$350.00 OBO.
Call 386-288-11188

408 Furniture

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BEDROOM - 7 pc. Complete
Louis Philippe Cherry set!
Custom built, dovetail
double-glide drawers, hidden
storage w/felt lining. Brand NEW
still in boxes! Retail $5,200.
Sacrifice $1,400. 352-264-9799

Antique Mahogany Table
Drop leaf pedestal and 4 chairs.
Good Condition. $175
Call 386-752-5003
LAZY BOY Sleeper Sofa,
Signature Series,
752-9601 after6:00 pm

408 Furniture
Couch, Love Seat with 2 recliners in
each,hunler green, over stuffed.
Large chair & ottoman, Like new.
$500.00. Call 352-339-0187,
Located in Ft. White

415 Photo
415 Equipment
Medium Format Camera
ex.cond. Bronica SQ-Ai w/80-mm
2.8 "PS", Prism finder, 120 back.
$1,400 Call 386-754-4280 or

416 Sporting Goods
POOL TABLE - Gorgeous Brand
new 8' wood table. Leather pockets,
Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Still in
Crate! Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350.
SCan Deliver. 352-494-0333

420 Wanted to Buy
Payment in advance for standing
pine timber. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-454-1484 or 961-1961.

440 Miscellaneous
16X7 Garage Door
Dented. $125 as is, or
$300 installed.
Call 386-754-9992
GUNSHOW: Dec. 10 & 11 @ The
Paramount Resort, 2900 SW
13th St. Gainesville. Sat 9am - 4pm,
Sun 9am-3pm. Call 904-461-0273
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 110v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
Steel Buildings
Shops, Barns, etc. 24X30 to
100X200. Factory Discounts!
Will deliver and erect. JL Dupree
Construction. Call 386-754-5678

450 Good Things
450 to Eat
Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420

450 Good Things
450 to Eat
Beans. Blanched & Frozen. 0Olbs
bags $18.00, other vegetables avail.
Place your order now for pick on
December 16th & 17th.
Wainwright Farms 904-964-7835.

520 Boats for Sale
1991 PROLINE 26', Full cabin,
2003 Twin 130 HP Honda 4
Stroke.less than 75 hrs, dual axle
trailer, electronics & accessories,
new striping, 150 gal. gas, ready to
go. $23,500. call 386-752-1596

620 Mobile Home
620 Lots for Sale
.64 Acre Manufactured Home Lot
in S/D on paved Cul-de-sac, septic
& well. $23,900. $5,400 down &
$180/mth. (727)374-3931

Mobile Homes
630. for Rentoe
3br/2ba, DWMH Approx. 1 acre
private. Situated on my horse ranch.
7 miles from city center. $800/mth.
Ist, last, & security 386-752-5239
4BR/2BA MH located in small MH
park. CH/A, carpet. Near 1-75 and
Hwy 47. $650 mo, $500 security
deposit. Call 386-755-8948
Clean 2BR/2BA 14 Wide in
Quite Country Park. No Pets
$450 mo,, plus Deposit & Ref. Req.
Call 386-758-2280
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail.No pets. Call 386-961-0017
Manufactured home for rent.
4BR/2BA, 1 acre lot. 41 North close
to Hwy 10 $700/Ref.Dep. $350 Non
Ref. Dep, $700/mth 386-758-8429

0 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2000, 1456 SqFt. Doublewide
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Glamour bath,
Beautiful Deck. 20% Down, Only
$517.66 per/mth. MUST SELL!
Call Ron 386-397-4960

/640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
31 Used Doublewides from Disney
Area. Now in Lake City. A/C, steps,
cable ready w/TV, telephone,
furnished, pots & pans, dishes, &
silverware. Perfect for Rental
Properties or Starter Home.
Great Deals, While they Last!
5 bedroom 4 bath, yes 4 full baths!
buy my home. Sold my business
and have MOVED far away.
CALL 386-752-5355
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
CALL BILL 386-288-8537
$500 DOWN
CALL 386-752-7751
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
CALL 386-752-7751

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650 & Land
1981 3/2 24X60 On 1/2 acre.
Owner Financing. 47S to King Rd
to Precision Loop 386-867-0048
3/2 DW. A/C on 1.5 acre lot
in Worthington Springs
Call 386-466-1104
4 BEDROOM 2 bath
home on land. Must sell.
In Beautiful Deer Creek -
Only & $774 per/mth
Call Bill 386-288-8537

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Bronze $1398800 00 Cnevrol
White S3988.00 03 Cnevrol
White $1098800 01 Ford
Gray $19988.00 03 Ford
Black $1698800 03 GMC
Red $2988.00 99 GMC
White $2098800 98 GMC
Black $24988.00 04 GMC
White $1598800 00 GMC
Pewter $24988 00 90 GMC
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Truck 4WD
Track F150
F150 Ext Cab
Crew Cab 4WD


Color Price Year Make
Pewter $12988.00 03 GMC
Green $1798800 04 GMC
Black $19988.00 97 GMC
White $998800 01 GMC
Maroon $1998800 03 Jeep
Black $20988.00 03 Lincoln
Blue 5698800 02 Mazda
White $698800 03 Mercury
White S22988.00 95 Oldsmo
Pewter $1598800 04 Pontiac
Gray S3988 00 04 Toyota
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Truck Exn Cab
Truck Ext Cab
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650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
5 Wooded Acres
MH & Pond. Off of Hwy 247
$68,500 Call Jane S. Usher, Lie.
RE. Broker 386-755-3500
or cell 386-365-1352
Brand New 2280 Sqft 4/2
w/ concrete foundation, driveway &
walk, deck & more. $134,900.
Close in. Gary Hamilton
Call 386-758-6755
FSBO Like New 3/2 Singlewide
on 1/2 acre in quiet neighborhood
close to town. Owner will finance.
Call 386-754-8436
Handyman Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
Call 352-215-1018
Packages while they last.
Call Ron Now!

705 Rooms for Rent
Weekly Rooms For Rent
Refridgerator, microwave,
cable & local calls
For more info call 386-755-6300

710 Unfurnished Apt.
7 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
1 Bedroom Loft Apartment
Available at Waynes RV Resort.
Call for more information
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to everything, Call Windsong
today 386-758-8455
2BR/1BA w/ Garage
$700 + Sec. Pets w/fee.
Call 386-752-9626

Newly Renovated, 2 Bedrooms
Starting at $600/mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626

73 Unfurnished
Home For Rent
2br/2ba Home w fenced yard.
Appliances, private. Clean. No Pets.
$550/mth. 1st, last & damage.
Call 386-497-3016
3 BR/1.5 BA, 1200 sqft.
Storage shed & lawn maint. inc.
No Pets. $800 mth. 1st, last, & $500
Sec/dep required. 386-755-3633
3/2, 1,750 sqft, on cul-de-sac in
Woodhaven S/D. CH/A, fireplace
& fenced backyard. $850/mth +
Sec. 386-623-7400 or 386-623-1628
New carpet,, Fenced backyard &
good location..$750 mth + Security
Deposit Call 386-752-0118
or 386-623-1698
3BR/2BA Brick Home Near VA
Large fenced yard w/washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth,
1st, last & Sec/Dep. req. Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 386-867-1414
BRAND NEW 4 & 3 Bedroom
Homes with 2 Car Attached Garage
on Huge Lots Located on Country
Club Road. $995 mo, $995 sec.
Call (904)317-4511
Duplex For Lease: 2BR/1BA
w/garage, remodeled. CH/A, W/D
Hook Up & Dishwasher.
$590 mo, $600 dep. SE Hanover P1.
Call (352)377-7652
HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down, 30 years at 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388

750 Business &
5 Office Rentals
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting areas & 8 exam rooms.
Lease for $1,850 mth. Contact
Poole Realty 386-209-1766


750\ Business &
750 Office Rentals

New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mil
Call 386-752-4072

Warehouse in good neighborhood.
Great Location!
Must See!$850 mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626

Warehouse: 2 Offices for Lease.
Cannon Creek Industrial Park.
$800/mth per office space

805 Lots for Sale
FSBO: 5 acres with well & septic.
11 miles South of Lake City.
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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Space Night a big draw at Summers. Set aside for 25: Time capsule loaded, sealed. SUNDAY EDITION 7A 3A CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 COUNTY NEWS CCFD t raining to expand, 8A Opinion ................ 4A Business ................ 1C Calendar ................ 5A Advice .................. 5D Puzzles ................. 5B 79 59 Partly cloudy WEATHER, 10A Vol. 139, No. 219 1A TODAY IN SPORTS Coach Allen offers locker room insight. PCS DECODED 3 killed in crash Plant changed Suwannee River Valley forever By STEVEN RICHMOND A rmand Hammer, president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, dug a shovel into the earth of Hamilton County on Oct. 31, 1964the phosphate boom had found its way to North Florida. Residents of Hamilton, Suwannee and Columbia counties now know that site to be the home of PotashCorp-White Springs. Occidental, or Oxy, developed that land into a $35 million phosphate min ing and processing opera tion that was expected to transform [the] economy of Northeast Florida within the decade, according to the Florida Journal of Commerce in Dec. 1964. To put that in perspective, $35 million in 1964 dollars roughly equates to $255,660,000 today. The capital investment was so large that White Springs opened the doors to its newly orga nized Chamber of Commerce Dec. 18 the same year and spurred the Town of Jasper, Hamiltons county seat, to seek an $800,000 bond issue for civic and infrastructural improvements in April of Its been in a landmark within the community, PotashCorp-White Springs Public Affairs Manager Mike Williams said. Basically this was the first major mod ern industry that came to Hamilton County. PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, Inc. pur chased all outstanding shares of White Springs Agricultural Chemicals Ltd. from Oxy for $291.5 million and became the new manag ing company of the Hamilton County phosphate operation in 1995. However, PotashCorp announced Tuesday that it will close the doors to the Suwannee River chemi cal plant, part of its White Springs operation, by the second half of 2014. The A look behind the walls COURTESY PCS/ROB WOLFE COURTESY PCS Occidental Petroleum CEO Armand Hammer is seen giving a speech in the 1960s. ABOVE: The PotashCorpWhite Springs facility is seen at night. District, teachers union at odds over state-mandated pay hikes By AMANDA WILLIAMSON After 34 school districts have finalized payments for teacher pay raises, Columbia County still finds itself in the midst of negotiations between the local school district and the county teachers union. The school board had hoped to issue payments before the holiday break; but according to School Superintendent Terry Huddleston on Friday, an agreement has not be made between the two parties. I know its frustrating the teachers, especially right here at the holidays, Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) said. From what I understand, the union doesnt agree with the approach the district wants to use to dis tribute the dollars. ... A lot of districts around the state, and I think Columbia County as well, want to give it to noninstructional personnel too. In January 2013, Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to give every classroom teacher in Florida a $2,500 raise. The Legislature allo cated $480 million to fund the proposal, and told districts to negotiate the salary increases locally. According to the Florida Depart-ment of Education, the funds remain at a state level until the district has submitted a board-approved distribu tion plan. The department continued by stating that classroom teachers, guid ance counselors, social workers, psychologist, librarians, principals and assistant principals are all eligible to receive funds from the allocation as well as charter and virtual teachers. Locally, however, Columbia County did not receive enough funds to provide the full amount pro posed to all 720 teachers employed by the district. FDOE allocated $1,651,417 to Columbia, and $91,662 of those funds will be sent to area charter schools. Based on those calculations, that will leave approximately $2,166 for instructional per sonnel only without includ ing benefits. If the district decides to spread the funds to non-instructional posi tions, the amount will be further reduced. No district, to my knowl edge, received enough to give $2,500 to every Every time weve lost money in the past, we walked away peacefully and said we understand the districts having a dif ficult financial time. Kevin Doyle, teachers union president Huddleston Doyle Porter District wants to give non-instructional workers bonuses. Hunter, Kraus seek No. 2 job at county From staff reports As Lisa Roberts pre pares to leave her position as assistant county man ager of Columbia County, 50 applicants have submit ted their resumes for con sideration. According to current Columbia County Manager Dale Williams, the field should be narrowed and finalists selected some time by early January. Williams said he and his staff will be looking for a candidate who could replace him once he retires in a few years. Here are some notable applicants: Glenn Hunter President and GM of Hunter Printing and former Columbia County School Board member; David Kraus Columbia County Safety Manager, former man ager, City of Lake City; James Douglas Drymon Deputy City Manager and Interim Airport Manager of Leesburg, Economic Stimulus Coordinator of Alachua County, City Manager of Archer, Lake Park, Dade City and Wallace, N.C.; Michael Brillhart St. Lucie County Strategy Director, City Administrator of Paris, Ill.; Torey Alston Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice-Mayor and Office of Commissioner Albert Jones at the Broward County Board of Commissioners, State of Florida Executive Director Office of Efficient Government; Ronald Akins Alachua County Administrative Support Manager; Loren Wickham City Planner of Nisswa, Minn.; PCS continued on 6A RAISES continued on 6A APPLICANTS continued on 6A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the Reporter FHP Trooper Mark Birchard speaks with MCpl. Linda Albriton at the scene of a fatal three-car crash off US 441 Friday. From staff reports A crash on US441 took three lives Friday, including the unborn child of the fatally-injured driver. Four others were hurt, three seriously. Jennifer Lee Anne Duncan, 20, Lake City, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Patrick Pelletier, 21, Orlando, died in the crash, according to an FHP media release. Duncan was six months pregnant with a boy, the release said. Duncan had turned onto the south bound lanes of US 441 at SW Catherine Road in a 2008 Smart Passion at 1 p.m. when David Lee Huckaba, 29, Lake City, swerved back into the southbound lane behind her after passing a line of south bound traffic headed uphill. Huckabas 1994 Camaro struck the right rear of Duncans Passion, a micro com pact vehicle, spinning it into the path of a northbound 2004 Chevy Cavilier driven by Matthew Keven Schroader, 36, Lake City. The Cavalier struck the right side of the Passion, ejecting Duncan and Pelletier. FHP said they were not wear ing seat belts. Schroader suffered serious injury, as did passengers Charletta Willette Beasole, 39, Lake City, and Sarah Schroader, 15. A third passenger, Joshua Lee. 22, suffered minor injuries. All four were taken to Shands Health at UF. None was wearing a seat belt, accord ing to FHP. Huckaba, who was wearing a seat belt, was unhurt, an FHP media release said. Charges are pending investigation, FHP said. Couple, along with unborn son, perish.


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 11-12-28-30-14 Friday: 6-9-25-32-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 9-6-2 Saturday: Afternoon: 3-3-9-6 Wednesday: 2-6-10-32-41-46-x3 Police: Man left child in car outside strip club FORT MYERS A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after allegedly leav ing an infant in a locked car outside a Fort Myers strip club. Police arrested 21-yearold Andrew Sosa after they found the infant in the back seat of a Kia Optima in the parking lot of the Lookers strip club. A bystander had flagged down an officer, who smashed a window to get the child out. NBC2 in Fort Myers reports that the fourmonth old girl was sweat ing and covered in vomit. She was taken to a local childrens hospital and treated for mild dehydra tion and is expected to recover. Police say the infant was left alone for more than three hours while Sosa was inside the strip club. A judge set the suspects bond on Saturday at $100,000. Workers charged with stealing wire FORT LAUDERDALE Workers at a construc tion site for the new FBI headquarters in South Florida have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in copper wire. The three men work for a subcontractor at the site in Miramar, west of Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald reports that they added unnecessarily large amounts of electrical wire needed for the job, then got caught trying to sell the extra for more than $23,000. A complaint filed in federal court says the FBI learned of the scheme through a confidential informant. The three men were each granted $150,000 bail at a hearing this week and will be arraigned at a later date. The new FBI building off Interstate 75 is sched uled to open in fall 2014. Mayors arrest uncovers scandal SWEETWATER Until federal agents began swarming over the city the past several months, Sweetwater seemed as nondescript as its City Hall a three-story concrete box surrounded by work ing-class homes and an auto repair shop, tamale stand and passport office down the street. Now, the tiny West Miami-Dade city is quickly becoming famous for something other than its perennial flooding prob lems and the quirky fact that it was founded by Russian circus midgets. The citys disgraced mayor and a lobbyist crony both convicted last month in federal court admitted pocketing $60,000 in kickbacks after getting nailed in an FBI sting operation. But the bust only scratched the surface of a culture of cor ruption that has infested City Hall, which is shared by Sweetwater officials and the police department. Federal agents are try ing to unravel the tangled tentacles of ex-Mayor Manny Maronos asso ciation with a towing com pany, in which he has been a suspected silent partner. The citys no-bid, verbal agreement with Southland The Towing Company, which state records show the mayor once owned, filled police coffers with wads of cash from fines funds controlled by the recently resigned police chief, a Marono ally. Some of that cash, deposited into a postal-type box inside the police department, was found to be missing. The arrangement also gave Sweetwater and the towing company the opportunity to sell dozens of seized cars at auction. And it gave some police officers the chance to take joy rides in luxury vehi cles, including an ultrasleek Porsche Panamera. Couple killed crossing US 1 MALABAR Authorities say a central Florida couple died after being struck by a car while walking across U.S. 1 in central Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 77year-old Carl Burch and 70-year-old Mary Burch were crossing the street Thursday night when they were hit. Both died at the scene, and the cars driver sustained minor injuries. There are no crosswalks or traffic lights in the area of the crash. No charges were imme diately filed. The crash remains under investigation. NEWTOWN I n the moment, Newtowns children became our own. Staring at photographs of their freckled faces, hair tucked into barrettes and baseball caps, a country divided by politics, geography, race, class and belief was united in mourn ing. And as their deaths confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence, there were calls to turn that shared grief into a collective search for answers. These tragedies must end, President Barack Obama said, two nights after the mass shooting left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. And to end them, we must change. Now, a year has passed. But the unity born of tragedy has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say the country needs stricter gun laws down since spiking last December but higher than two years ago. And the ranks of those who want easier access to guns though far fewer than those who support expanding gun control are now at their high est level since Gallup began asking the question in 1990. Even when the public found some common ground, widely supporting expanded back ground checks for gun purchases, lawmakers could not agree. In our towns, in our neighbor hoods, the discord is striking. In Webster, N.Y. where two firefighters were shot and killed last Christmas Eve an advocate of gun control is discouraged by the hostile response to his effort to get people to rethink old attitudes. In Nelson, Ga., each of two men who took oppo site sides in the debate over a local law requiring everyone to own a gun says the other side wont listen to reason. In Newtown, itself, a gun owner says the rush to bring the town together has left people like him marginalized. People are digging in. I wish people could come to a table and say we all want the same thing. We want our kids to be safe. Now how are we going to do that? says Carla Barzetti of Newtown, who backs her husbands support of fire arms ownership, yet feels personally uncomfortable around guns. I dont think the grown-ups are setting a very good example. LeBron James to co-star in comedy movie Ballers CHICAGO LeBron James is taking his game to the silver screen. The Miami Heat superstar con firmed reports before Thursdays game against the Chicago Bulls that he will co-star with Kevin Hart in the comedy Ballers. Hart plays the brother of an NBA star who gets a chance to prove himself at a fantasy basketball camp in Miami. James says the opportunity to work with Hart was a product of their friendship and mutual respect. He says the role is some thing I could relate to, as far as fantasy basketball and guys wanting to be basketball players who never had really had the great opportunity to be a professional athlete. Venezuelas president tightens grip on media CARACAS, Venezuela Even while Venezuelans endure their tough est economic crisis in 15 years of socialist rule, the opposition has been largely knocked from public view by what they claim is a government-led campaign to intimidate media outlets that give airtime to the opposition and the nations mounting woes. Between January and September, the number of attacks on journalists, cases of harassment and reports of censorship has risen 56 percent com pared with the first nine months of 2012, according to a complaint filed by press freedom groups in October to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Even more damaging has been the sale of several media outlets once critical of the government to owners who more closely follow the official line. Year after Newtown, gun rift deepens Wednesday: 6-9-11-31-44-25 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. 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JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Officially open for business and births Doctors and staff members from Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the hospitals new birthing center, which includes 14 rooms with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment. 2A Celebrity Birthdays Keyboardist Gregg Allman, from the Allman Brothers, is 66. Teri Hatcher, Desperate Houswives, is 39. Actor Ian Joseph Somer halder, Boone Carlyle from LOST, is 35. Artist Nikki Minaj is 31. NBA star Dwight Howard, now playing for the Houston Rockets, is 28. Thought for Today Scripture of the Day That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:10 Dont be pushed by your prob lems. Be led by your dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3A 3A HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Flip Flops 25% off (in stock) Mens Womens Childrens ALL NOTICE OF MEETING ADVISORY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY Lake City, Florida. City Clerk By TONY BRITT A school project that began as Summers Elementary students sought knowledge about space and stars turned out to be a community unifying project where everyone increased their knowledge about the galaxy. The school on Thursday held Space Night, which more than 1,000 people attended to learn about the final frontier. The reason we wanted to do this for our school is we knew our children wouldnt have the oppor tunity to get this hands on experience and in look ing at our science standards, space is covered in VPK through fifth grade, said Dianna Swisher, a Summers Elementary School teacher. Summers Elementary School fifth graders, along with fifth graders across the state, are required to take the science portion of the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), which includes questions dealing with space and astronomy. Twenty-two percent of the science FCAT is based on space, Swisher said. As a school wide unit this is something they can continually build on as go through each grade. The program coincides with a stateand nation wide push to bolster learning in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. The Space Night activities took place from 5 8:30 p.m. Thursday and more than 1,000 people attended, including every member of the schools faculty. The exhibits the audience and students viewed were in the schools physical education area and the all-purpose building. In addition a planetarium was set up there. This was such a big undertaking for our school, Swisher said. We have a new principal this year and she is very science-based and she is leading our school in that science strong direction. It was an amazing turnout for summers for community out reach. This project has been a culmination of the whole school coming together, said Amy Stanton, Summers Elementary School principal. This was absolutely a different way for a community to come together with science. The planetarium was a 25x25 foot exhibit that was 10-feet tall. It showed a night in the sky, including the moon phases as seen from earth. The exhibitor was flown in from Texas to lead the demonstration and also answered questions from students and the audience afterward. The demonstration lasted approximately 20 minutes per show. It was supposed to conclude at 8:30 p.m., but he did demonstrations until 9 p.m. because so many people wanted see it, Swisher said. They waited in line for more than an hour to see it. Each class did a science project and judges were brought in to determine who had the best space project from each grade level. Stanton promised to reward the student winners, as well as their teachers, by offering them a Snow Day where she teaches the science lesson. Im a science girl and when we were talking about doing a big community event, we thought that space is something highly covered in all of our grades that the kids learn from pre-school to fifth grade and on, Stanton said. We thought why not do this on parent involvement night. It was unbelievable. Its a family and sibling affair: Shavor and Aniyah Weston are seen at Summers Elementarys Space Night on Thursday. LEFT: A space planetarium was part of the education and excitement on Thursday. BELOW LEFT: Mal Henson prepares to launch a rocket at the Space Night event at Summers Elementary. COURTESY PHOTOS ABOVE LEFT: Dianna Swisher poses in a piece of art and looks like an astronaut in space. ABOVE: Space night participants. Kameron Couey dressed up as an astronaut. Heather Geibieg aka Mrs. Frizzle with 1st grade daughter Katy Lyn Geibieg stand in front of the moon rover. Space Night was out of this world


I n his prime years as an art-ist, the oh-so-refined fine arts community derided Norman Rockwell as a corny chroni-cler of middlebrow American life. His realistic paintings, meticu-lously drawn from life, were in almost prissy contrast to the fero-cious abstractionism of the time. Worse, his paintings told stories that could be termed “heartwarm-ing,” and his preferred outlets were the glossy -and well paying -mass circulation magazines of those pre-TV days, particularly the Saturday Evening Post for which he did 322 covers. He did not fit the popular stereotype of the struggling, tor-mented artist. Indeed, he lived a comfortable life in New England frequently using his fellow towns-people as models. On Wednesday, three of his better known paintings came up for auction. “Saying Grace,” a 1951 oil of an elderly woman and presum-ably her grandson saying grace before lunch in a blue-collar diner, sold for $46 million, a record price for an American auction. Two other paintings, “The Gossips,” a 1948 Post cover, and “Walking to Church,” a 1953 cover, sold for $8.45 million and $3.2 million respectively. ... Rockwell consciously avoided controversial or unpleasant sub-jects although one notable exception is “The Problem We All Live With,” a brave little six-year-old black girl, in her best dress, being escorted to an all-white school in 1950 by four towering federal marshals. A smashed tomato lies at the foot of the wall behind them on which the word “nigger” can be partially discerned. The painting was hung in the Clinton White House and Ruby Bridges was there to see it installed. It was too bad that Rockwell, who died in 1978, couldn’t have been there to paint the scene. OPINION Sunday, December 8, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: ‘Unprovoked and dastardly’ Q Scripps Howard News ServiceCelebrating the farm-city relationshipThink Lake City First when you shop S tores in Lake City saw decent crowds moving about, shopping and spending money on Saturday. That’s a good thing for our local economy. It doesn’t hurt that we’re in the midst of an 80-degree weekend. It was perfect weather to be out and about in town. It’s important we all shop at home as much as possible – during the holidays and every day during the year. Everyone goes out of town for retail recreation from time to time and that’s normal. We all do it occa-sionally. But, it’s important to focus on the importance of the local busi-nesses in Lake City. The money we spend at home is taxed locally. The profit earned by local businesses “turns over” in our community. That means the money is used by business owners to make other purchases of goods and services. It also means your money spent in our community is directly linked to jobs. Local commerce creates – and more importantly – maintains part-time and full-time jobs. If retail business-es lose commerce to other towns, there are no new positions created and many times downsizing occurs. Some studies say every dollar spent in a small community turns over within that community seven times. Other studies claim five times. It is significant, so Think Lake City First! Try to avoid Internet shopping. When you spend money at Internet sites, whether a retail site or a conglomerate, you really damage our local economy. When is the last time an Internet site sponsored a local sports team? Or a student activity? Or a community event? Your locally owned and operated businesses do all three of these things and they are asked frequent-ly for donations. Local businesses cannot support our community if we don’t support them. You can find most things you need right here in Columbia County. Shop here when you can. You’ll have a pleasant experience and you’ll run into people you haven’t seen in a while. Make the most of a pleasant experience.FOOD DRIVE ASSISTANCEThe Lake City Reporter’s Sixth Annual Community Food Drive enters its final week this week. We’ve had very good support from our readers and friends who have brought a lot of canned goods and dry goods to our office downtown. We need a strong effort this week to reach our Community Food Drive goal. If you can spare it, please bring canned goods or boxed dry goods to our office dur-ing normal business hours. We’re at 180 E. Duval St., across from the courthouse. No glass containers, please. All of the items collected during our Community Food Drive will be delivered to the Florida Gateway Food Bank. The Food Bank needs all the help it can get during this time of year and we’re asking our readers and business partners to help. The items collected and donated through this Food Drive are earmarked to help less fortunate families in Columbia County with Christmas dinner. The food you donate through us stays here at home. Thanks in advance for your generosity and may you be blessed during this Christmas season. S eventy-two years ago yesterday, at 7:53 a.m., the Japanese began their attack on Pearl Harbor, killing 2,335 servicemen and 68 civil-ians, and wounding 1,178 others. Seventy-two years ago today, on Dec. 8, 1941, at 12:30 p.m., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the following address to Congress. Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversa-tion with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. ... It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii fro m Japan makes it obvious that the attack was delibera tely planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has delibe rately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu. Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opin-ions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation. As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premedi-tated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only d efend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very ce rtain that this form of treachery shall never again endan ger us. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God. I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire. To the Editor: During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, most of us gather with our families and reflect upon our many blessings. One of those blessings is a nutritious and abundant food supply produced by our farmers and ranchers. We also benefit from other agricultural products used to produce the clothing, housing, medicines, fuel and other products we use on a daily basis. These basic necessities are available to us because of a broad partnership of farmers and ranch-ers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers. The collaboration of these members of our society helps maintain our standard of living. As the president of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, I would like to encourage local residents to pause for a moment this holiday season and consider the abundance available to us. Such abundance includes more than consumer products. In Columbia County we depend upon agriculture and related enterprises. Based on a 2010 study, agriculture and related industries generated 6,800 jobs and annual revenues of $300,000,000 in Columbia County. These benefits help maintain a stable foundation for our local economy. Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation. Our interdependence creates jobs, markets and relationships that build our economy and support our collective security. As we look back at Thanksgiving and look forward to Christmas, I urge your readers to remember the Farm-City relationships that have allowed us to create an exceptional quality of life for all Floridians. We also thank you for helping us celebrate the recently observed Farm-City Week as we give thanks, throughout the year, for all that we enjoy. Charlie CrawfordPresidentColumbia County Farm Bureau LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Q Tampa Tribune Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Once derided, Rockwell sets a record4AOPINION


LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 5A5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at meetingThe Tuesday, Dec. 10 Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board meeting has been cancelled.Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework pro-gram with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. TodayGospel concertThe end of the year Gospel Concert featuring “The Legendary Jackson Southernaires” will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Ernest Courtoy Civic Center, 1129 NW 4th St. in Jasper. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more infor-mation, call Missionary P. Jefferson at 386-792-3247.Karaoke with MarkVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing Karaoke with Mark on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served. The event is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. Dec. 9Christmas partyThe Women’s Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet at 5:30 p.m. on December 9 for our annual Christmas party. Please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift and a finger food to share. Information at 386-752-4198 or 386-755-0522.Dec. 10PSAThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. The semi-nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know about Medicare; when to enroll; what is covered, and wheth-er or not a supplement is needed. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107Dec. 11Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club on Brandford Highway. The program will be “Lots of Christmas Fun and Friendship.” Ten dol-lar gifts will be exchanged. You must bring one to get one. Games, singing and a special guest will also be a part of the fun. Friends and families welcome. The 50/50 ends at 11:45 a.m.; price is $11. Call Pinky Moore at 752-4552 with questions. Senator RubioIf you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubio’s staff will be available to meet you at the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9-10:30 a.m. Fundraising CampaignUnited Way of Suwannee Valley will conduct its December community fund-raiser campaign report lun-cheon at Colmbia County Senior Services’ LifeStyle Enrichment Center at noon on Dec. 11. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per per-son. Reservations for the luncheon may be made by contacting the United Way office at 386-752-5604 x 102 by December 6.Dec. 12DAR meetingThe Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meet-ing on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a. m., at the Wilson Rivers Library on the Florida Gateway College campus. Christine Boatwright, librarian at the Wilson Rivers Library, will be the guest speaker. All visitors are welcomed to attend. For more informa-tion, please call 752-2903.Regional PlanningNorth Central Florida Regional Planning Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 NW Commerce Boulevard. Dinner will be at 7 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. House Representative Halsey Beshears will be the guest speaker. Please let Carol Laine know if you will be attending. 352-95-2200 x134 Tea Party meetingThe North Central Florida Tea Party will hold its monthly meet-ing on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. Constitutional attor-ney KrisAnne Hall will be the guest speaker, speak-ing on “Restoring Liberty for Future Generations. For more information about KrisAnne, go to For more information about the upcoming meeting, call John at 386-935-1705 or Sharon at 386-935-0821.Dec. 13Class reunionThe Columbia High School classes of 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53 are having a class reunion on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason City Community Center. Anyone from those CHS classes is welcome to come. Please bring a cov-ered dish to share. FundraiserThe Woman’s Club of Lake City is having a fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 257 SE Hernando Ave. The menu items will be chicken and dumplings, southern greens, carrot/apple/raisin salad and a brownie. You can dine in or carry out — or get your meal delivered. Cost is $6 per plate. Call Jan at 961-3217 for more information. Proceeds go to the Woman’s Club mis-sion for building renova-tion and local charities.Top Talent ShowThe first round of the 10th Annual Columbia Top Talent show will be on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a dance after the show with DJ Nelson in the multi-pur-pose room.Dec. 14Wreaths Across AmericaAmerican Legion Post 57 is participating in “Wreaths Across America,” a nation-wide ceremony to honor veterans. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Wreaths can be sponsored at the national website,, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information.Breakfast with SantaHoliday Inn & Suites is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast includes scram-bled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and a waffle station. Adults: $9.95 +tax, kids aged 3-12: $4.95 +tax. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386-754-1411.Live RecordingBlazian Productions presents Minister Derrick McAlister and the Anointed Voices of Praise live record-ing on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., recording begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, VIP seat-ing is $20. Featured guests include Shady Grove mass choir. For more information please call 386-758-2964. Cans & CoversRockstar Lounge, 723 E Duval Street, presents Cans & Covers on Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission for the event is one new or gently-used blanket or three canned goods. All proceeds will go to our local United Way and will be given to needy families in Columbia and surrounding counties. The event will feature live music with The Kris Ritchie Band, Jan Milne, Kameron Hunt and more. Comedian Matt Watts will be the spe-cial guest.Open HouseCreative Ideas Salon, 819 SW Alachua Ave., will host a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4-7 p.m. There will be refreshments. A door prize/draw-ing will be a part of the evening’s festivities. Come learn about this new busi-ness and meet the won-derful employees. Contact Georgia at 438-8488 for more.Dec. 16UDC meetingUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, will have their monthly meeting on Dec. 16 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval St. Andy’s Boys Barbershop Quartet will be the enter-tainment for the meeting. The group is made up of representatives from four local churches. The buf-fet will be served after the meeting. Cost is $9 for meal, cost for drink is extra. Reservations not required. For more, contact Linda Williams at 386-454-2580.Renewal ServiceHosted by the Hospice of the Nature Coast, a renew-al service will be offered to the public on Monday, Dec. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The memorial service is an interactive, non-denomina-tional service of remem-brance and hope. There will be encouraging words, musical interludes, a time of sharing, refreshments and community fellow-ship following the service. The Renewal is provided as a community service and is offered to all at no charge. For information or to register (by December 12th) contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411.Dec. 21Christmas ExtravaganzaB&S Combs Elks Lodge will be hosting its Christmas Extravaganza for the kids on Dec. 21, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. at B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Please contact Carlos Brown at 386-288-6235 for more information. Christmas partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. We’ll provide fin-ger foods, you bring your friends and we’ll all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 25Christmas dinnerMerry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas dinner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The dinner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterServing with SantaCandace Trichler (from left) gives a donation to the Salv ation Army bell ringer program as Santa Claus helps P ayton Hammond and Jeramiah Hammond make donations. Santa ran g the Salvation Army bell in front of the local Walmart fro m 24 p.m. Saturday. NOTICE OF MEETING ADVISORY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Advisory Beautification Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend either of the meetings described above.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid/services for either of the meetings identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please )439')99.+/9='3'-+7>8,,/)+'9r AUDREY E SIKES, MMC. City Clerk


6A on their December 3, 2013 Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new location 1270 East Duval Street would like to congratulate Joy Lizotte, CPA., LCC1270 East Duval Street(386) 752-4005Joy Lizotte, CPA., LCCJoy Lizotte, CPA., LCC company laid off 250 work-ers last week and planned to cut 100 more once the plant shuts down for good.What goes on here?“There are two sulfuric acid plants, a phosphoric acid plant and various other plants in here,” Williams said. “We take phosphate rock, about one millimeter in size, and put it in a reactor and mix it with sulfuric acid. You blend that, you agitate it, and what you have is this paste-like substance you run through a filter. That extracts the phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid made from phosphate rock is the basic building block for phosphate you’d find in fertilizer. We process and concentrate it and ship it to fertilizer manufacturers.” If you’ve ever seen a bag of fertilizer, you may recognize a series of three numbers separated by dashes, such as 10-1010. These represent the relative values of nitrogen, phosphorus and potas-sium—the three essential soil nutrients for plant life—found in the fertilizer. Phosphate is naturally abundant below certain areas of Florida’s topsoil because it derives from bygone geological ages when the state was cov-ered by oceans. “In many cases you wind up with phosphorus being consolidated in one point as the ocean dries up,” Williams said. “As geologic time takes place, it gets filled in and covered up.” Some of the phosphate deposits even derive from ancient sea creatures such as megalodons, great white sharks and dugongs. While phosphate deposits are finite, Williams predicted the layoffs and decreased production would extend the lifespan of the phosphate mine about five more years. He didn’t expect resources on site to run dry for at least 15 more years.Investing locallyThe company also places a large emphasis on being an active part of the local community. “Part of our corporate philosophy is to give back to our communities,” Williams said. “To us, it’s not enough to be in the community. We want to be part of it... We earn the right to mine and do what we do each and every day. If we don’t hold ourselves to the high-est standards and be good environmental stewards...people will be concerned about us. That’s why one of our prime corporate goals is no harm to the people or environment.” According to Williams, PotashCorp-White Springs has a goal to do 60 percent of its purchases for capital maintenance with local vendors. He estimated the company spent $30 million in the tri-county area—$8 million in Hamilton County—on things like landscaping services and automobile maintenance in 2013 alone. In addition, they’re also active contributors to local organizations such as Florida Gateway College, United Way, Boys and Girls Scouts and more. In the mean time, PotashCorp will continue to develop its phosphate resources for use in fer-tilizers that are in high demand worldwide as human population, and agricultural demand, increase everyday. “We feel good about what we do because we are engaged in a global undertaking to feed the world,” Williams said. “We always tell our workers, no matter what they do, that they’re part of a great mis-sion to feed the world.” teacher,” Huddleston said. Instructional personnelFDOE began issuing payments as early as July 2013 on a semi-monthly schedule through the Florida Education Finance Program. Porter said she intended for teachers to receive the raises sooner, rather than later. As vice chair of the Florida House of Representatives’ Education Committee, she has been following the issue closely. “If you think about it, it’s the instructional personnel that are held accountable for the performance of the students,” Porter said. “The intention was to reward teachers for the work they are doing. ... If the districts want to give bonuses or pay raises to non-instructional personnel, that’s fine. But to take it out of the money that was intended for instruc-tional personnel was not our goal. Our goal was for those dollars to go to teachers.” According to Columbia Teachers Association presi-dent Kevin Doyle, county teachers held the 55th low-est payscale in the state in 2011. However, even with the teacher salary increas-es promised by the govern-ment, the county’s salary and benefits will continue to decline from what they were two years ago. Since the economic crash, teachers in Columbia County have missed sever-al expected salary increas-es in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Doyle said there’s no guar-antee there will be a salary increase next year. “If you miss salary steps 60 percent of the time, then you aren’t making what you expected to make and you have no control over rising insurance cost,” he added. “You’re take-home pay real-ly takes a hit. ... Every time we’ve lost money in the past, we walked away peacefully and said we understand the district’s having a difficult financial time.” Added administrationDespite the financial woes, Doyle believed the two parties had reached an agreement on Nov. 18 for slightly more than the union had been asking for. However, he said the district returned saying the agree-ment didn’t work because there were no savings. According to Doyle, the dis-trict wants to eliminate sick leave payout for new teach-ers if they leave the district before retirement. “For the money to be held up for savings they might get in 2020 is absurd,” Doyle said. “I think the intent was clear from the Governor that the money was going to help. It’s been very difficult for teachers in this county with insurance going up.” Doyle added that over the summer, the school dis-trict added administrators, increasing yearly salary fig-ure by $308,810. “If the reserve fund is so low, you have to ques-tion why they would com-mit themselves to almost a million dollars over the next three years,” he said. “When you see Jackson county settling in June and give all the money to teach-ers... when you see all the money spent on adminis-tration over the summer, it makes you wonder whether they value teachers in this district or not.” Even though the money was intended for teachers, the legislation had to be flex-ible with the wording on how districts distribute the funds to avoid interfering with collective bargaining agreements, Porter added. Because of the leeway, districts have been able to negotiate different pay plans than what was intended by the State of Florida. The local teacher’s union does not agree with a proposal to give funds to non-instruc-tional personnel, Porter said, because of the state’s desire to use the extra budget money to reward teachers. “To an extent, it frustrates me that it may go where it’s not intended,” she continued. Not a one-time bonusThe salary increase comes as the Columbia County School District struggles to right a spi-raling financial situation. Since the raises are not a one-time bonus, they will add expenditures to the district’s monthly bills. However, Huddleston believes the state will con-tinue to cover the added cost in raises issued throughout Florida. “At this point in time, it’s my belief the $480 million will be included once again,” he said. “It would put us in a deeper hole than what we’re trying to dig out of right now [if they didn’t.] That would be true for every dis-trict in the state.” Already 34 out of 67 Florida districts across the state have finalized payments for teacher pay raises through the FDOE, including Baker, Union, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie and Gilchrist. An additional 14 districts have finalized negotiations for the teacher pay raises, such as Alachua, Polk, Lake and St. Johns. Columbia County remains among the 19 that have not made a final deci-sion. Governor Scott said in a prepared statement on Wednesday, “I would like to congratulate all of the Florida school districts who have finalized a well-deserved pay raise for our hard-work-ing teachers, including the eight additional districts who have finalized agreements. We are proud to continue to recognize teachers who are the backbone of our class-rooms.” • Thomas Ward —Alachua County Public Schools CFO, Florida Auditor General’s Office Lead Senior Auditor; • Terry Suggs —Keystone Heights City Manager, Alachua County Operations Supervisor; • Jason Streetman —Owner of Professional Planning/Recruitment Consulting Firm The Soque Group, Habersham County, Ga. Planning and Building Director, Director of Economic Development for Phenix City, Ala.; • Daniel Austin —Legislative Assistant to Senator Geraldine Thompson and Representatives Steve Perman and Mary Brandenburg, Campaign Manager for Tom Gustafson, Bill Graham, Pete Brandenburg and Mary Brandenburg; • Melissa Olin —Third Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney; • Charles Meyers —Business Administrator and former Executive Undersheriff of Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, N.J.; • Danny Lucas —Town Administrator of Estill, S.C., City Manager of Sylvester, Ga. and Hahira, Ga. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 COURTESYAn aerial view of the PotashCorp–White Springs facility. PCSContinued From 1A RAISESContinued From 1A By the numbersSTATEWIDE34 of 67 districts have nalized payments14 of 67 have nalized negotiations19 districts, including Columbia, still negotiating COLUMBIA COUNTY720 district-employed teachers seeking $2,500 raises$1,651,417 allocated to county from FDOE$91, 662 goes to charter schools $2,166 remains per fulltime instructional employee APPLICANTSContinued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterCCSO makes arrest at mallColumbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Kosko, counts mon ey as other deputies search a vehicle at the Lake City Mall. One person from the vehicl e had a warrant and was arrested, according to officials on scene. Suwannee River Water meeting to be TuesdayFrom staff reportsThe Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other various matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visit-ing the District’s website: All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public.


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Columbia Path to Anywhere II jacket with Omni Shield Orig. 150.00, Now 99.99 Imported % OFF EXTRA 20 senior DAY Limited exclusions 1 5 % o ff LIMITED EXCLUSIONS A B Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 7A TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Debbie Paulson, director of the Columbia County Library, sealed 20 items including a Walmart circular, library card, menus for local restaurants and a cell phone into a stainless steel canister time capsule to be put on display at the library until its opened 25 years from now. By TONY BRITT Items that are popular today most likely wont be in style 25 years from now. Nonetheless, people who live in Columbia County a quarter century from now will be able to see todays popular items by viewing those artifacts in a time capsule that was sealed this weekend. Saturday afternoon Debbie Paulson, Columbia County public library director, closed a time capsule containing several local trendy pieces that will be opened in 25 years. The time capsule will be kept at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library in a display case until its opened. Stowing the time capsule was the grand finale of the Viva Florida 500 program, through the Florida Department of State. The closing of the time capsule concludes a year of activities at the library celebrating Floridas history, culture and diversification. Earlier in the year a committee deter mined what items would be placed in the stainless steel canister, where it would be placed and how long it would be sealed. Saturday afternoon 15 residents attended a 20-minute ceremony and brief reception where more than 20 items were placed in the canister. The first item placed in the canister was a Walmart advertising circular; the final item added was a cellphone. Other items placed in the canister included photographs, a T-shirt, a Florida Gateway College first bachelor of Science in nursing class of 2013 commencement program, a library card and neck wallet and menus from Lake City restaurants that opened in 2013. Libraries in each of the states 67 coun ties were slated to seal time capsules through the Viva Florida 500 promotion. Tucked away for 25 County library director seals up time capsule. As warm as it is, the snows still on its way By TONY BRITT It takes about three hours to make 30 tons of snow. However, when Snow Day rolls into Lake City, the hours of work behind the scenes quickly turns into priceless memories. Snow Day will take place 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, downtown in Olustee Park. Snow Day is going to be as big ever before if not big ger, said Dennille Decker, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce executive director. This years event will fea ture multiple snow slides, 30 tons of snow, bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides, a rock climbing wall, live entertainment and food vendors. Attendees will be able to visit with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Busy Bee B&B is the title sponsor for Snow Day 2013. Theyre going to have lots of surprises just as they have had in years past, Decker said. They are going to be giving away gaming systems, cash, elec tronics and scooters. Every hour they are going to be giving something. The Chamber of Commerce for the fourth year is presenting Snow Day, but it would not be possible without the gener ous donation of our title sponsor, Decker con tinued. Snow Day is not an inexpensive event. Its about $15,000 to put on every aspect of Snow Day. The 2013 edition of Snow Day will begin 8 a.m. with a 5K race sponsored by Pro Motion Physical Therapy. We have a record num ber of runners, Decker said. As of right now we have 175 pre-registered runners. Pre-registration will be ongoing for $30 up to Dec. 11. On the day of the race, the registration fee is $35. One of the reasons that I think the race is so suc cessful this year with so many people participating is all because of the Get Fit Lake City project, Decker said. We have lots of busi nesses who are doing the race as a group and lots of the individuals who will be participating in the race are trying to get in some activity during the holiday season. The Snow Day festivities will end at 4 p.m. and the Christmas parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. More than 60 entries are expected to participate in the Christmas parade. The Snow Day event has grown from year to year since I first took over, Decker said. At one point we were worried would people show up and now the worry is where do we put all the people once they show up. We just ask that everybody come out and have some patience. Its going to be a day full of fun where you can sit back and enjoy the music, have some good food, play in the snow, your kids can bounce, but the best thing of all is its free. Its a truly unique experience you cant get anywhere else around. Chambers Snow Day is Saturday at Olustee Park. FILE Lake City resident Mia Ray gets a snowball to the head while making ammo for a snowball fight at last years Snow Day put on by the Chamber of Commerce.


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Breakfast full of facts and foodBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comPolice officer physical and mental well-being, gun issues, the Castle Doctrine, city crime sta-tistics, salary and police department grants were just a few of the topics discussed when Lake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore had breakfast with area residents Saturday morning. More than 120 people showed up at the First Apostolic Church of Lake City where Lake City Gilmore held her quarterly Breakfast With the Chief event. The church’s fellowship hall had a standing-room-only crowd as a cross section of the community attended the meeting to learn about the local police department. The Breakfast With the Chief event began at 10 a.m. and lasted nearly two hours. Gilmore chronicled and detailed local police department statistics and later answered questions from the public. She said although Lake City only has a population of about 12,000 residents, the police department con-siders the service popula-tion to be approximately 45,000 — people who work, live, play, eat or attend school within city limits. Gilmore said the department received 33,921 calls for service and did 3,500 business checks during the year. She said all those numbers aren’t often included in the reports issued from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that tracks crime statistics across the state. She said of the 466 cases assigned, 230 of the total cases were cleared, representing a 49 percent clearance rate.‘This is where we live’After explaining the statistics and duties of the department’s various divisions, Gilmore took questions from the audi-ence and one of the first questions asked was what does the department do to maintain the physical and mental welfare of an offi-cer who has gone through traumatic experiences. Questions later turned to when was it appropriate for officers to use deadly force and what are citizens’ rights when protecting their homes and loved ones. Debbie Shaw served food at the event but said she was impressed by the message delivered by Gilmore. “I did this for a sense of community and that was her (Gilmore’s) topic and I didn’t know it in advance,” Shaw said. “She talked about a sense of commu-nity that we’re all united. It isn’t whether you live in the city or county, it’s this is where we live and we should take responsibility where we live.” Judy MacGraff was attending her first Breakfast With the Chief event, but by the end of the morning, she had got-ten two applications to apply for the police depart-ments Citizens Police Academy. “The meeting was so informative,” she said. “Chief Gilmore is just an incredible speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I attended because I just wanted to know what was going on in the community as far as crimes, murders, etc. and what we can do about it. This is just some-thing that I’ve been want-ing to do.”Engagement with the community Officer Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist, said there was a lot of good dialog between the audience and chief and she was able to answer several questions. Unfortunately with so many people in attendance Gilmore wasn’t able to address all the questions. Department representatives collected comment cards so remaining ques-tions can be answered at future meetings. Gilmore said the department is looking for other potential meeting hosts. “The reason we do these meetings is because it’s an engagement with the com-munity and an opportunity for anybody who lives in or near Lake City or comes to Lake City for any reason to come and have face time with the police chief to ask her the hard questions to find out why we do what we do,” Lee said. Following the meeting, Gilmore had individual vis-its with several people. “This was an awesome show of hospitality from First Apostolic Church for wanting to host this Breakfast With The Chief,” she said. “This is what the Breakfast With the Chief is all about — asking the hard questions — gun issues, community issues and all of those things, but we can talk about it together.”CCFD adds personnel, equipment and stationsBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County Fire Department is expand-ing by adding additional personnel, equipment and more stations as it improves its coverage of the area. During the week several new firefighters were intro-duced to the equipment dur-ing training sessions where they learned to drive and handle county fire depart-ment equipment. Lt. Josh Wehinger, Columbia County Fire Department public infor-mation officer, said sev-eral of the department’s new hires were working on EVOC — Emergency Vehicles Operations on Thursday. “The new recruits will just drive the course to make sure we are comfort-able with their understand-ing and control of the vehi-cle,” he said. The Columbia County Fire Department is hiring 22 new firefighters as the department expands and Thursday six of the new hires earned their mettle while driving fire depart-ment vehicles through an obstacle course. Some of the new hires will begin their jobs as Columbia County Firefighters on Monday. During the training, which was tested and evaluated by fire depart-ment personnel, the new hires had to drive three fire department vehicles — a brush truck, an engine and a tanker. All three are dif-ferent sizes with the tanker being the largest. The hires then spent time on a driver’s obsta-cle course, set up in the parking lot at the girls soft-ball area of the Southside Sports Complex. The drivers test included driving forward and back-wards, driving through a serpentine course in forward and reverse, parallel parking and drive through safety cones at different speeds. “It’s important that they get this training because we’re driving heavy vehi-cles and driving vehicles in emergency response situa-tions and we have to know they understand and are in full control of the vehicles,” Wehinger said. The training for the new firefighters continued Friday when new hires worked on extracation techniques to cut crash vic-tims out of vehicles. They practiced on wrecked cars at Columbia Auto Salvage. Columbia County Fire Department Lt. Scott McCauley said the new firefighters were practicing the techniques to learn the department’s extracation tools and equipment. During the training firefighters utilized hydrau-lic spreaders and cutters, saws, and airbags used to lift and stabilize cars. McCauley said the training was also important because it allowed the fire-fighters to be exposed to different vehicle types and sizes. “It’s a battle for us to try to keep up with all the new stuff coming out,” McCauley said. The training session, which began about 12:30 p.m. Friday, was slated to last at least four hours. The firefighters worked on their techniques on four cars and tore off the roof of some vehicles, rolled the dash boards in others, removed doors and cut away window posts. TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterArgatha Gilmore (standing), Lake City Police Department C hief of Police, reviews crime statistics during the Breakfast With the Chief event Saturday mo rning at First Apostolic Church. More than 120 people attended the event. Breakfast with the Chief drew large crowd Saturday.By the numbers33,921 calls for service 3,500 business checks 230 of 449 assigned cases were cleared49% clearance rate It isn’t whether you live in the city or county, it’s ‘this is where we live and we should take responsibility where we live.’— Debbie Shaw Bar Association gave baskets of bread, bananas and moreFrom staff reportsThe Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, comprised of judges and attorneys who live and regularly practice in Columbia and the surrounding counties partnered with Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. to create baskets of food for ten deserving families. Many of these families included young children, grandparents caring full-time for their grandchildren and elderly or disabled family members. Members of the local bar and Three Rivers employees donated money and non-perishable food items to put together the ten baskets. The money collected pur-chased enough food for a full Thanksgiving dinner plus additional meals. “We are grateful to our local bar for partnering with us to provide these baskets to deserving families within our circuit,” said Donna MacRae, Managing Attorney and Pro Bono director for Three Rivers. Over forty men, women and children benefited from the baskets prepared and given away. COURTESY PHOTOS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia County fire fighter Cody Cannon learns the prop er technique while extracting a victim from a wrecked ca r while using a spreader tool at Columbia Auto Salvage on Frida y.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 9A they look just like you and meTHEY’RE THE FACES OF HIVBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA white truck with portraits of four people on both sides sat in the Columbia County Courthouse parking lot Saturday morning with little to no fanfare. However, the inside of the truck contained an art exhibit that showed the faces of 10 Florida residents living with HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). The display was called the Faces of HIV exhibit and the mobile art display has been across the state promoting HIV/Aids awareness. The displays not only contained the portraits of HIV patients, but also their journals as they live life being HIV-positive. Ryan Morgan is a member of the street team initiative that travels across the state with the Faces of HIV exhibit, who invites people to the mobile exhibit. “The purpose of the exhibit is to raise awareness for HIV and try to break the stigma associated with the disease,” he said. “We travel to a lot college campuses and different events. A lot of people think HIV can’t affect just anybody or it’s a homosexual disease, but going inside the exhibit, they get to put a face with the disease and realize it comes from all walks of life. It can affect anybody at any time and we’re trying to promote education, testing and protection.” Morgan said by going to the exhibit, they hope that people will put a face with the disease, read the diaries and get a real feel for the disease, rather than just saying it’s someone else’s problem. The Faces of HIV art exhibit is on the road September May and this year began in Pensacola and is scheduled to conclude in Miami. “The tour is about touching every little town we can get into,” Morgan said. “The tour is about touching everybody and getting education out there.”TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMembers of the Faces of HIV street team initiative Ryan Morga n (from left), Dania Freeman and Carlos Freeman prepare fo r Saturday’s exhibit, while Tara Menendez, a public rel ations specialist with the tour, reads a diary written by an HIV-posi tive patient. Girl Scout Troop #1227 poses with the tables of food they purchased for Lad Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities. Representatives from the charities were at the troop’s meeting and discussed hunger issues with them before accepting the d onations of food and other items.Scouts shop for those in needFrom staff reportsAfter applying for and earning a grant from the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council who were part-nering with Winn Dixie, Troop #1227 offered to split their recently-award-ed grant money between the Lad Soup Kitchen and Lynn Causey at Catholic Charities. In late October, the girls from Troop #1227 held a food drive outside of Publix, passing out “wish lists” to entering custom-ers and collecting food as they exited the store. A wagon-full of food was donated to Lad Soup Kitchen as a result of that food drive, just in time for Thanksgiving preparations to begin. Early in November, the girls put the full extent of their grant money to work and headed to Winn Dixie to shop the day away. With $940 of the $1,000 grant remaining, and wish lists from the charities in hand, the troop split into four groups and headed down the aisles to search for the supplies requested. The Lad Soup Kitchen needed large supply items like pancake mix, syrup, grits, canned vegetables and fruit, paper towels, napkins, etc. The Catholic Charities backpack pro-gram requested items chil-dren could carry home and make themselves during the weekend. These items included instant oatmeal packets, peanut butter and jelly, granola bars, pop-tarts, pop-top soup cans for the microwave, etc. With all of the excitement and months of preparation, shopping was completed in just 20 minutes. The girls and parents headed to the check-out with nine grocery carts full of items for both groups. Teamwork came into play when the girls formed an assembly line to load the groceries onto the conveyor belt, back into the grocery carts, and finally into the cars once they got to the parking lot. The parents were wonderful checking out all the sales and doing comparison shopping to make sure we got the most for our money to help these deserving charities. On November 13, Minister Cleopatra Steele from the Lad Soup Kitchen, director of Steele Ministries, and Lynn Causey from Catholic Charities attended the Troop’s monthly scout meeting. In addition to the Winn Dixie purchas-es, the troop found them-selves with six huge boxes of donations from employ-ees/members of the Columbia County Bank. The purchased and donat-ed items were displayed on two over-flowing tables. Other miscellaneous items were collected from the Epiphany Catholic School and church member/troop member donations. They were able to provide a huge amount of food to these two groups. Lynn Causey was the first to receive the dona-tion and did a wonderful job explaining to the girls about childhood hunger and how one in five chil-dren go without food on the weekends. She asked them to imagine what they would feel like if they opened their cupboards or refrigerator and there were no snacks/food for them to eat. Minister Steele was also able to attend. She explained how she was called upon by God to cre-ate a soup kitchen in Lake City to help those in need. Lad Soup Kitchen was able to serve over 500 people at Christmas last year alone and their goal is to feed 550 people this year as well. Her church and its members are the primary source of funding for the kitchen and they need so much outside help. A week after the meeting, troop leader Dr. Patricia Bailey was noti-fied by Lisa Hutcherson of First Federal Bank of Florida that the troop had been awarded a $250 grant to use towards these chari-ties as well. Between this grant and donations from silent auction events at the Epiphany Catholic Church, Troop 1227 is able to help donate another $400 to both groups at Christmas this year. Street team is destroying the social stigma of HIV one event at a time.COURTESY PHOTOSNicole Storer from First Federal Bank of Florida presents T roop #1227 with a check for $250 to continue their support of the charities they’ve been wor king with this fall. This check, along with donations from silent auctions at Epiphany Catholic C hurch, enabled the troop to donate $400 to both the Lad Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities for the holiday season.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 8, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS When John Peters was diagnosed with a form of cancer most doctors call incurable, he didnt know what his future would hold. At UF Health, Dr. Paul Okunie develops cancer treatments so precise that theyre changing whats possible for patients. The connection between John and Paul may be invisible, but its how we move medicine forward. UF Health and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. John may have never met Paul But were really glad his cancer did. A different culture By BRANDON FINLEY Perhaps no story has grabbed as much media attention as the bullying case with the Miami Dolphins this football season. As a player in high school, col lege and the NFL, current Columbia High head coach Brian Allen has a unique view on the case. The case for the Dolphins has to do with offensive lineman Richie Incognito using racial slurs and other bullying tactics against fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. The extent of what the terms were used for has not been diagnosed. The NFL is currently investi gating the case. Some say that Incognito was trying to motivate Martin, while others say that Incognito is simply a bully. Allen believes its part of the culture of the football locker room. From my point of view, I never viewed it as bully ing, Allen said. Its differ ent being around football my whole life. I dont know either individual, so its tough to evaluate based on their experiences. Its just different in football. Allen said that hes come to see some of the use of racial terms in his time as a coach including the time he spent in Orlando. It was a different cul ture and really hit home in Orlando, Allen said. It was kind of accepted. It wasnt just kids are black and white, but they were so many different cultures or races. The N-word was out there. Some places would allow it. Allen said he made sure that it wouldnt be allowed at Columbia. With our team, we made sure it was automatic push ups, no matter what race it was, Allen said. We havent had to deal with the problem, but I can be naive and say that it isnt out there. I can say that I am blessed and havent had to deal with it as a coach. Allen saw Incognito as someone with seniority and recognizes the fact that kind of atmosphere can exist in the NFL. I never viewed it as bul lying, Allen said. Its part of the learning. Youre a veteran and youre teach ing the underclassmen. Its just the way you learn and with my experience it never went overboard. Allen feels that Martin may have a hard time find ing a job in the NFL again after breaking the bond of teammates. Its going to be difficult for an organization to bring him in, Allen said. He threw everyone under the bus. It kind of gave the whole organization a black eye. Whether hes right, wrong or indifferent, its going to be tough for him. Allen believes at the end of the day that Incognito is getting a tough rap for his role. I think hes getting the bad end of the stick, Allen said. You listen to him and hes saying that he had Martins back more than anyone. You dont ever point to your own segment (of the team). Thats family. Thats part of the segment that makes the engine go. At the end of the day, you have to respect and love those JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia High head football coach Brian Allen speaks to members of the media earlier this year. Allen offers insight on racism, bullying in NFL. ALLEN continued on 2B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Bowl Selection Show, at Bristol, Conn. FIGURE SKATING Noon NBC — ISU, Grand Prix Final, at Fukuoka, Japan (same-day tape) GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, World Challenge, final round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, World Challenge, final round, at Thousand Oaks, Calif. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma vs. George Mason, at Washington 3:30 p.m. FSN — George Washington vs. Maryland, at Washington 6 p.m. FS1 — Nebraska at Creighton NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Carolina at New Orleans SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Aston Villa at Fulham 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Arsenal WINTER SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — USSA, Birds of Prey, at Avon, Colo. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN — USSA, Birds of Prey, at Avon, Colo. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FS1 — Duke at Oklahoma ——— Monday MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FS1 — Manchester at Butler NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Columbus at Pittsburgh SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Hull City at Swansea CityFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 9 3 0 .750 322 261 Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 248 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 310 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 8 4 0 .667 285 274Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 267Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 10 2 0 .833 464 317Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PADallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 x-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Game Jacksonville 27, Houston 20 Today’s Game Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m.Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m.Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Boston at New York, 12 p.m.Miami at Detroit, 6 p.m.Orlando at Houston, 7 p.m.Indiana at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Denver at Washington, 7 p.m.Golden State at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Orlando at Memphis, 8 p.m.Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 13 Oregon at Mississippi, 5 p.m.No. 24 San Diego State vs. Washington, 3:05 p.m.HIGH SCHOOLFootball playoffs State Championships At Citrus Bowl Class 1A Trenton 14, Blountstown 0 Class 2A Champagnat Catholic 14, Victory Christian 7 Class 3A Trinity Christian 34, Clearwater Central Catholic 7 Class 4A Miami Washington 40, Bolles 21 ——— State Semifinals Class 8A Apopka 45, Plant 29So. Dade 37, Palm Beach Gardens 10 Class 7A Dwyer 31, East Lake 24, OTNiceville 31, Kissimmee Osceola 30 Class 6A Armwood 35, Bartram Trail 28, 3OTMiami Central 28, Mainland 15 Class 5A Clay 40, Lakewood 38Plantation American Heritage 48, Lake Wales 16 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS ALLEN From Page 1B guys. I kind of like guys like that as a coach and player. You’ve got to find what it is in a guy that will make them twitch to play hard. He’s going to play aggressive and on fire. As a team, you don’t want the spotlight on you like that. You’re out there giving it your all for those guys. The only part I have a problem with is it might have been overboard with the racial tone. I can’t com-ment over what’s accepted in the locker room. I only know that it wouldn’t be accepted in my locker room, but that culture might be dif-ferent. He could have been trying to strike a fire with him.” PREP ROUNDUP First ‘W’ for Fort White boys soccerFrom staff reportsFORT WHITE — It is mercy no more for Fort White High’s boys soccer team. The Indians notched their first win of the season, 2-1, over Interlachen High at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday. At 9:55 of the first half, Fort White’s Brandon Shrum pounced on a tipped ball from a free kick by Logan Greenwald and ripped it into the back of the goal. It was the first lead of the season for Fort White’s boys team. The Indians made it stand up until halftime, then padded the lead at 34:52 of the second half. Josh Sharpe took a crossing pass from Chris Rodriguez and punched it in for a 2-0 lead. A swarming defense and a stellar game from goalkeeper Steve Giardina kept the visitors at bay. The Rams only goal came on a right-side run from Lennart Stover, whose deep shot creased the front post before finding the net. That was it until the Indians were able to storm the field in celebration. “It was nothing major I did,” coach Perry Sauls said. “All they have to do is believe in themselves. They have the talent, they just need someone to show the way.” Sauls moved to the boys team from heading up the girls, when the boys coach who started the season stepped down with a winless record. Pete Blanchard, who was an assistant for the girls, took over as head coach. The moves paid immediate dividends. In another district game at Newberry High on Thursday, the Lady Indians got a 4-2 revenge win for their second victory of the season. The girls lost, 4-0, against Interlachen, which was an improvement on their first meeting. Mallory Sealey scored all for goals for Fort White at Newberry. Kasey Blanchard had three assists and Taylor Miller had one. Fort White’s boys lost 30 to a Newberry team that had mercy-ruled them in the first meeting. The Lady Indians are 2-13-1 (2-8-1), while the boys are 1-12-0 (1-10-0). The teams host Eastside High at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.Fort White basketballFort White’s boys basketball team kept its road run going with a 76-47 win at Oak Hall School on Friday. Earlier in the week the Indians won at Suwannee High and at Columbia High. The Indians got scoring from eight players: Melton Sanders 17, Joe Powers 16, Chris Cottrell 13, Jalen Wyche 12, Quan Porter 6, Christian Helsel 5, Paul Perry 4, Tyler Velez 3. The Lady Indians lost 5227 at Trinity Catholic High on Friday in a re-match of last year’s first-round play-off game. The Fort White teams host Bradford High on Monday with the girls play-ing at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. Lady Tigers basketballColumbia fell, 56-20, in a district game at Gainesville High on Thursday. The Lady Tigers trailed 30-10 at the half and were never able to catch up. Akiria Richburgh led the Lady Tigers with five points in the game. Jazzlynn Williams and Lona Wilson added four points apiece. Lyric Boyd had three points and N’quai Harper had two points. The Lady Tigers (2-6) host Orange Park High at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Trinity Christian defeats Central Catholic in state championshipFrom staff reportsORLANDO — Isaiah Ford rushed for two touch-downs to lead Jacksonville Trinity Christian to a 34-7 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic in the Florida football Class 3A state championship game. Ford’s touchdowns came in the third quarter when the Conquerors broke open a scoreless game with 27 points. Ford needed just two carries to break the scor-ing drought as he raced for 58 yards around the left side. The Conquerors forced a turnover on the next drive and needed just one play for quarterback Jaquez Riles to hook up with Chris Barr for a 14-yard touchdown and a sud-den 14-0 lead. Clearwater Central Catholic had some nice drives in the second half but four of them ended with turnovers. The most costly turnover came late in the third quarter when quar-terback Jeff Smith fumbled and Deontai Williams recov-ered it and went 63 yards the other way to extend the Conquerors lead to 27-0. Ford finished with 102 yards on nine carries and Jalin Buie added 98 rush-ing yards and a touchdown for Trinity Christian. Smith finished with 143 passing yards and 92 rushing yards for the Marauders. FSU, Auburn roll on championship SaturdayAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and No. 1 Florida State stormed into the BCS national champion-ship game with a 45-7 vic-tory over 20th-ranked Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game. The Heisman Trophy favorite was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and set FBS fresh-man records for TD passes and yards passing in a sea-son two days after prosecu-tors decided not to press charges against him in a sexual assault case. Winston threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin and ran for a 17-yard score to overcome two interceptions. Florida State’s defense was dominant, holding Duke (10-3) to 239 yards and forcing three turnovers to help the Seminoles (13-0) win their second straight ACC title. It was Florida State’s 12th win by at least 27 points. The Seminoles entered as 29-point favorites after out-scoring its opponents by an average of 43 points. Florida State outgained Duke 569-239. Winston struggled early with overthrowing receiv-ers and the Seminoles failed to score in the first quar-ter for the first time this season.Auburn 59, Missouri 42ATLANTA — If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship. Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touch-downs, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 vic-tory over No. 5 Missouri in a Southeastern Conference title game Saturday that looked more like a video game. Auburn (12-1) kept alive its hopes of playing for the national championship, though the Tigers would likely need either top-ranked Florida State or No. 2 Ohio State to lose in their conference title games, which began about the time Auburn was wrapping up the offensive shootout at the Georgia Dome. Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up the middle on a 13-yard TD that clinched the victo-ry with 4:22 remaining. He carried the ball a stagger-ing 46 times, even striking a Heisman pose on a night when his long-shot candi-dacy got a huge boost. Auburn finally stopped Missouri on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory, setting up Mason’s final score. Chris Davis broke up the pass, not quite as thrill-ing as his 109-yard return of a missed field goal to beat Alabama, but another huge play for the nation’s biggest turnaround team. Auburn, which was 3-9 a year ago and didn’t win a game in the SEC, claimed the title in its first year under coach Gus Malzahn. Ohio State lost 34-24 to Michigan State in the Big 10 championship to give Auburn a shot at the nation-al title.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3B3BSPORTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s DaKarry Rossin waits for Fort White High ’s Melton Sanders (22) and Joe Powers (23) to clear a pa th for a shot on Thursday. Monday Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball vs. Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Tuesday Q Columbia High girls soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High boys soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Eastside High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High soccer at Crescent City High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Thursday Q Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Columbia High, Newberry High, 4 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High girls basketball at Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Friday Q Fort White High soccer vs. Hamilton County High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Columbia High boys basketball at Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Saturday Q Fort White High boys basketball at Williston tournament, 1 p.m. Q Columbia High basketball vs. Palatka High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Indians on top in county clash JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High guard Dilan Hall (10) goes for a lay-u p against Fort White High on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Dilan Hall looks to score over Fort Wh ite High’s Melton Sanders (22). JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Christian Helsel (24) is fouled by Col umbia High’s DaKarry Rossin during the Indians’ 61-57 win in Lake City on Thursday. GAMES YOUTH BASKETBALL Leagues offered at Richardson Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is required. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old and pass a level 2 background check. A volunteer application form is required. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way. Cost is $45. For details, call 752-4184. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City online registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Q From staff reports BRIEFS


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 4BSportsRace is on for first draft pickBy BARRY WILNERAssociated PressForget the playoffs. There’s a highly competitive race going on at the bottom of the NFL stand-ings that could have as much impact on the franchises involved as winning a Super Bowl can have for the contenders. It’s the chase for top draft picks in what looks like a loaded year for prospects, assuming some of the top underclassmen come out. Need a quarterback, as the Jaguars, Vikings, Browns, Raiders and perhaps the Texans do? There should be several enticing choices, from Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater to Fresno State’s Derek Carr to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Searching for someone to protect that most prized commodity, as just about every team living in or near the cellar will be? Last April was the time for grabbing block-ers high in the draft, with three of the first four selections offensive tackles (Eric Fisher to Kansas City, Luke Joeckel to Jacksonville, Lane Johnson to Philadelphia). But next spring will offer Jake Matthews of A&M, whose blood lines are regal — his dad is Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews — and perhaps Cameron Erving of Florida State among other blue chippers. It would be difficult to pass up a pass-rushing demon such as South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, likely the top overall tal-ent in the 2014 draft class. The selection order won’t be set for weeks, although Houston will get the top spot if it loses out. Here’s how the nine teams most solidly in the mix for the No. 1 draft position figure to approach next May’s grab bag.HOUSTONThis has been a shocking downer of a season for the Texans, who went into it expecting to contend for the Super Bowl. They have lost 11 straight and have lost their way offensively, leading to coach Gary Kubiak being fired on Friday. So choosing a quarterback is a strong possibility unless Case Keenum catches fire in the final four games. The defense already is strong and has an All-Pro pass rusher in J.J. Watt. The Texans also will address their offensive line and running backs depth at some point.JACKSONVILLEAlso seriously in the QB derby are the Jaguars, who have soured on their No. 1 pick of 2011, Blaine Gabbert, and recognize that Chad Henne is a solid option as a backup. They’d also like a passer who is mobile, and their fan base would love a big-name signal call-er such as Manziel after the team emphatically ignored local hero Tim Tebow. But a big-time playmaker such as Clowney could be too enticing to pass up. Jacksonville also will address its offensive line issues again.MINNESOTABoth Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel are proving something: They are backup QBs. And with Josh Freeman basically having disappeared, though he probably will be in the mix in Minnesota next year, the Vikings will look seriously at Bridgewater, Carr, Manziel or other quarterbacks who come out early or impress them in workouts. The nice thing about whoever winds up behind center, he will have Adrian Peterson to hand off to.CLEVELANDThe Browns have been maneuvering for a top QB prospect ever since September, when they trad-ed 2012 first-round running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. Nothing that has happened this season, not even Brian Hoyer’s short successful stint before wrecking his knee, has changed things. Look for them to pursue a top passer at almost any cost, then to address other offensive needs later on. Having two first-round picks provides some options.OAKLANDYet another team thinking quarterback, although perhaps not with as dire a need as the oth-ers. Oakland needs help pretty much everywhere on offense, but would love a shot at Clowney, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr or Alabama LB C.J. Mosley to bolster the defense. We all know if Al Davis still was around, a speed demon receiv-er would be the pick. First, the Raiders must figure out if Terrelle Pryor or Matt McGloin is the guy who can get the ball downfield.ST. LOUIS The Redskins never would have imagined getting RG3 could cost them a shot at Clowney as the Rams acquired their pick with part of the deal, but if they keep losing, their first-round choice might land the Rams the offense disrupter from South Carolina. St. Louis also will be in a strong position to trade up or down, then fill needs on the offensive line or with a big-body receiver to aug-ment Tavon Austin, someone like Mike Evans of A&M if he turns pro.TAMPA BAYQB Mike Glennon is a nice enough fit for now for the Bucs to look elsewhere, and they would snatch up Clowney or Barr for the defense if they can. But it’s the offense that needs the most help. So Matthews or another lineman, or possibly Clemson’s Sammy Watkins or another receiver, would likely be on Tampa Bay’s early-draft radar.ATLANTAOne team not searching for quarterback help, thanks to Matt Ryan. But keeping him upright and healthy has to be a major priority for a team that, when it has a full roster, is capable of a turnaround back into contention in 2014. So adding someone like Matthews, Erving, Cyrus Kouandijo of Alabama or Taylor Lewan of Michigan would make sense. But if Clowney still is on the board, GM Thomas Dimitroff would have trouble passing on him to bolster a mediocre pass rush.BUFFALOOn the verge of extending their non-playoff string to 14 sea-sons — hard to do in the NFL, where teams rarely stay bad for a few years, let alone more than a decade — the Bills could look to bolster the offense. Matthews or another lineman to protect EJ Manuel or a receiver such as Watkins would fit right in. Stanford claims Pac 12 title, UCF earns BCS game TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touch-downs in a dominating first half, leading Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a over Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game. Stanford (11-2) raced to a big lead Sept. 21 in its first game with Arizona State this season and had its way with the Sun Devils again early in the rematch, build-ing a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter. Gaffney did most of the damage, scor-ing on a 69-yard run on the Cardinal’s second play and a pair of 1-yard runs. Stanford consistently gouged Arizona State for big plays, racking up 517 yards to earn a shot at repeating as Rose Bowl champion. Kevin Hogan threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, Ty Montgomery scored two touchdowns and Stanford held Arizona State to 311 total yards to earn a spot in a BCS bowl for the fourth straight season. Arizona State (10-3) stumbled early for the sec-ond straight game against the Cardinal and never really recovered to spoil its Rose Bowl hopes. D.J. Foster accounted for 142 total yards and two touch-downs for the Sun Devils, who will likely play in the Holiday or Alamo Bowl instead of making their first trip to Pasadena since 1997.NO. 9 BAYLOR 30, NO. 23 TEXAS 10WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth. The final game in Baylor’s old stadium became a de facto Big 12 championship game after No. 6 Oklahoma State lost to Oklahome just before they kicked off in Waco. Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) had never even had a win-ning record in the Big 12 before coach Art Briles arrived six years ago. Now the Bears have their first 11-win season and their first outright title in any league since the 1980 Southwest Conference title when Mike Singletary called Floyd Casey Stadium home. Petty threw for 287 yards, with TDs to Antwan Goodley and Levi Norwood after a 3-3 halftime tie. Malcolm Brown ran for 131 yards for Texas (8-4, 7-2). Texas coach Mack Brown made joking references all week about being the only coach in America playing for a conference champi-onship while also shrug-ging off speculation that he could be replaced. Well, the intense speculation about Brown’s future is certain to increase now.NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE 33, NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 24STILLWATER, Okla. — Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds left to help No. 18 Oklahoma spoil rival Oklahoma State’s Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes. Bell, playing in place of an injured Trevor Knight, led the Sooners (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) on the winning 66-yard drive — going 5 of 8 for 57 yards. Eric Striker ended the game by recovering a fum-ble for a touchdown for Oklahoma. Desmond Roland led No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2) with 144 yards rushing and accounted for three touchdowns. NO. 15 UCF 17, SMU 13DALLAS — Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns and UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU in front of just a few hundred fans who braved an ice storm. With the school’s first BCS berth secured with Louisville’s win at Cincinnati on Thursday night, the Knights were sluggish before recovering for a school-record eighth straight win and the out-right title in the first year of the American Athletic Conference. Dolphins, Steelers trying to find way into AFC playoffsBy WILL GRAVESAssociated PressPITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s sideline two-step against Baltimore on Thanksgiving night did more than just earn the Pittsburgh Steelers coach a $100,000 fine and a smudge on his otherwise well-polished resume. It also overshadowed the perilous position his team found itself in after a 22-20 loss. When Ben Roethlisberger’s 2point conversion attempt smacked off Emmanuel Sanders’ hands and fell incomplete, what little margin for error the Steelers (5-7) had entering December vanished. A loss to the equally enigmatic Dolphins (6-6) on Sunday would doom the Steelers to a second straight non-winning season for the first time this millennium and give the team an early start on an offseason filled with questions to which there are no read-ily apparent answers. A win would keep the future at bay a while longer. Four straight to end the regular season could change the conversation entirely. “This is our playoff game right here,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s been that way the last couple weeks, and it’s going to keep being that way until the end.” Miami finds itself in better position, but only slightly. The Dolphins, whose season has been pockmarked by accusations of bullying that make’s Tomlin’s misstep look comical, have won two of three. They did so behind a defense playing with a kind of snarl that has taken some of the pressure off second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins are tied for fifth in the league in sacks (37) and ninth in points allowed. Miami held the New York Jets to a field goal in a 23-3 romp last week while getting to quarter-backs Geno Smith and Matt Simms four times, including three sacks by defensive end Olivier Vernon. “It’s been a collective effort by the entire defensive guys,” Miami coach Joe Philbin said. “I think everybody ribs everybody, but I think as long as we get the quarterback on the ground I don’t think anybody really cares who gets it.” Only Tom Brady and Drew Brees have found a way to score more than 23 points against the Dolphins this season. And while Roethlisberger is hardly a slouch, he’ll also be play-ing behind an offensive line that will have its sixth starting combination on the season after center Fernando Velasco tore his Achilles tendon and is lost for the year. “That’s been a thing since I’ve been here,” running back Jonathan Dwyer said. “We have trouble keep-ing guys healthy, but we have belief that whoever is out there it going to be able to make plays when the time comes.” Five things to keep an eye on as the Dolphins search for their first win in Pittsburgh in 23 years:WALLACE’S HOMECOMING Miami wide receiver Mike Wallace spent four seasons in Pittsburgh, developing into one of the league’s top deep threats and making the Pro Bowl in 2011. What Wallace didn’t get, however, was a long-term con-tract from the Steelers, at least not one he wanted to sign. He took $60 million and fled to Miami last spring, and for all the thrills he provided, he has no doubt what Heinz Field is going to sound like when his No. 17 flashes onto the video board. “I don’t think everything ended on the highest note,” Wallace said. “I know between myself and the orga-nization, we all know what the deal was, so I am good with it.”TOMLIN’S TANGOTomlin called his foray onto the field against the Ravens when he nearly tripped Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder.” He stressed it wasn’t intentional and remains adamant it will not provide a distraction. “The only thing we can control is our preparation and, ultimately, our play this week,” he said. “That’s the now and what’s immediately ahead of us. I try to relay that sentiment and attitude to our team, and I think it’s something they embrace.”CORRALING CLAYThe rapid development of thirdyear tight end Charles Clay has given Tannehill more options when defens-es turn their attention to Wallace and Brian Hartline. Clay’s next score will give him as many this season as he had in his first two seasons combined. He’ll be facing a defense that has struggled at times against talented tight ends and will start two rookies at linebacker.SNOW GLOBEThe early forecast for Sunday is a wintry mix of sleet and snow with tem-peratures hovering around the freez-ing mark. It sounds nearly as nasty as Miami’s last trip to Pittsburgh, which was played in a monsoon on a field that looked more like a slip-and-slide. The Steelers won 3-0 on a field goal with 17 seconds left. The Dolphins haven’t done much in foul weather lately, though they could take some inspiration from the University of Miami, which beat Pittsburgh at Heinz Field the day after Thanksgiving with the thermo-stat set at a brisk 31 degrees.THE OTHER WALLACEJourneyman Cody Wallace will make his first NFL start on Sunday as the third center to play for the Steelers this year. Wallace played all of 58 snaps in five-plus seasons before signing with Pittsburgh in September. “He’s a capable guy,” Roethlisberger said. “He’s been here a while, so he’ll be ready.” Favre wins new title By DAVID BRANDT Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. — Brett Favre is a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl cham-pion. Now, he can add one more accomplishment to his storied career: High school state champion. Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night. It is Oak Grove’s first state title. A proud Favre roamed the sideline following the victory slapping players on the back and hugging his fellow coaches. “I can’t say it’s like a Super Bowl, but it’s pretty close,” Favre said. “It really is. It’s a different type of feeling, but I couldn’t be more proud of these guys. It’s been a lot of fun.” The 44-year-old Favre has been the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove the past two seasons. The school, which his youngest daughter attends, is close to his home in Hattiesburg. It was a tight game that was a scoreless at halftime. Oak Grove took the lead for good late in the third quarter on a fake field goal when Kirk McCarty threw a 4-yard pass to Logan Scott. Favre couldn’t take credit for that one. “That was all the special teams’ coach,” Favre said laughing. “I don’t call trick plays.”


1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of December 8-14, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Letters to Santa Sunday, December 22, 2013 Publishing Your letters will be published in the Lake City Reporter. Kids of all ages are invited to submit letters free of charge. 50 Word Limit Drop o or mail your letter to: 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055 Your letter must be received by: Friday, December 13 by 5:00 p.m. Ho, Ho, Ho! Kids, tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Holiday sales picture bright Snow Day 2013 CHAMBER BUSINESS Dennille Decker I t is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lake City! The Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present several Christmas activities for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season! Be sure to check out the beautiful decora tions in Olustee Park! The City of Lake City, Church on the Way, and Chamber Members were gracious enough to donate their time to volunteer and deco rate the park and Santas House! We would also like to thank The Lake City Garden Club for decorat ing the gates entering into downtown Lake City for the holiday season. It takes a full month to get the downtown area ready for the holiday season and we couldnt do it without the help of our great volun teers! While in the park, make sure you stop in and see Santa Claus. He will be in his house nightly from 6:00-8:00pm except on Sunday when he returns to the North Pole to check on the elves. Santa would not be possible without our great sponsors! A special thank you to Pro Built Portable Buildings for the donation of Santas house, Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center for providing Santa By TONY BRITT F rom computer sales to car sales, local mer chants are reporting brisk holiday sales as Christmas approaches. Spurred on by Black Friday and pre-Black Friday sale events, a number of local mer chants said local holiday sales appear to be stronger than last year at this time. This years holiday sales are going very well. Were doing really well. Were very fortunate, said Bryant Jennings, Star Tech Computer Center owner. This years holiday sales are definitely better than last years. Bryant said there was nothing done dramatically dif ferent to improve the sales from last year, but the store has had holiday promotions and also participated in Black Friday discounting. Its not really any different than last year as far as promotional, but certainly business has been better, he said. Star Tech Computer Center plans to continue with promotional sales events throughout the holiday sea son. In some cases its almost a daily thing because well get a shipment in with some new product or some thing different, Jennings said. Because were small we can be flexible and were going to be running spe cials along and along. Jennings said he expects the strong sales to con tinue up and through the holiday season. We do more business in January, February and March, that we do in December, he said. Our big gest month last year was March. Its because of tax season tax season is our Christmas. Because were a service business, we tend to get a lot of people after they survive Christmas where they have to buy for everybody else. When they get their tax money back they tend to do stuff for themselves. Stephen Jones, Rountree-Moore Ford general sales manager, said holiday sales are going great. We had one of the best months of our year last month, he said. Black Friday that weekend, the last weekend of November was our best week of the year. Jones said the believes the brisk sales are due to a combination of factors including holiday promotions and the time of year. He said the Ford Motor Company came out with Black Friday sale that offered customers incentives, including $1,000 Black Friday bonus cash on several products. Along with their advertising, our advertising and the shopping spirit thats out there; all of it kind of combined to give us a good month and a great last week to close out the month, Jones said. Rountree-Moore will have other promotions SNOW continued on 2C Local retailers reporting brisk business as Christmas nears. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Jon Silcox (left) listens to Stephen Jones, Rountree-Moore Ford general sales manager, as he looks at vehicles at the local auto dealership. SALES continued on 4C


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This is a great way to partici-pate in the community fitness initiative, “Get Fit Lake City”! If you are part of the Fittest Business competition, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Team activity points will be doubled to 10 points and five individual activ-ity points will be given to all participants. To register or to find more information visit, Stick around after the race and help us celebrate the opening festivities of Snow Day, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. While at Snow Day, you can expect to see over 30 tons of snow and two snow slides! If you are a true Floridian and the snow doesn’t inter-est you, we will also have live entertainment, food vendors and other children’s activities including bounce houses, a 26ft dual lane slide and a special appearance by Santa all the way from the North Pole! The title sponsor of Snow Day is Busy Bee B&B and they will have lots of surprises and give-away’s throughout the day! This is a unique event you don’t want to miss and best of all -playing in the snow and the children’s activities are absolutely free! Just make sure you arrive before the closing of the fun at 3:30 p.m. The festivities will continue at 6:00 p.m. when the Lake City Rotary Club will present the 2013 Christmas parade with the theme, “Miracle on Marion.” It is a day that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit and provide life long memories of playing in the Florida snow. For more information on any of these events, please contact the Lake CityColumbia County Chamber of Commerce at 386-752-3690 or visit us at Craze for craft brews creates black marketBy LISA RATHKEAssociated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can’t find it in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet. As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market has bloomed in which some opportunists are selling for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers that are hard to find, in short supply, expensive or illegal to ship. In Vermont, a Burlington woman was charged recently with selling five cases of the popular Heady Topper beer for $825 on Craigslist, which brought about mixed feelings for its brewer. “It’s a compliment in an odd way,” said Jen Kimmich, owner of The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, which produces Heady Topper. The hoppy concoction, which retails for $3 a can and $72 a case, was recently ranked No. 1 by Beer Advocate magazine out of the top 250 beers in the world. “But at the same time,” she added, “we don’t want to see the consumer being cheated by paying too much and getting a product that hasn’t been taken care of properly.” The beer is so popular that The Alchemist recently closed its retail shop in Waterbury, Vt., to appease neighbors concerned about traffic. In the weeks since, a half a dozen posts have appeared on Craigslist — including from southern California, Chicago, and Boston — clamoring for the stuff. Craigslist did not respond to a message seeking comment. Beer geeks often trade coveted craft brews with no money changing hands to get hard-to-find beers that may only be sold in certain states or countries, in limited amounts or are only in draft form. To get them might require a beer mule, who will transport the brews to the consumer, or someone who will buy them from the brewery and ship them, said Joe Tucker, executive director of the RateBeer website. “It’s done because the rarity of these releases, the prestige of these releases is a huge driver,” he said. Plenty of trading is done illegally, which RateBeer tries to discourage, he said. He said he once got an unsolicited ship-ment labeled the Belgian Coffee Company that contained the site’s highest-rated beer. The practice of trading beer doesn’t bother most brewers. But buying beer, marking up the price and selling it is another matter. It’s illegal in the U.S. to sell alcohol online without a license. Yet at least hundreds of posts daily last year on eBay offered hard-to-get beers at astronomical prices, said Natalie Cilurzo, co-owner and president of Russian River Brewing, in Santa Rosa, Calif. She spotted the brewery’s flagship Pliny the Elder, which sells for $5 a bottle, going for between $15 and $50, and its discontinued Toronado anniversary beer, which sold for about $25 at the brewery, being auctioned for about $700 last year. “It was out of control,” she said. “People were running liquor stores on eBay without any accountability.” She cited the steps that her company took that black market sellers are skipping: acquiring liquor and business licenses, paying sales, property and other taxes and selling responsibly. She pointed out the dangers of selling to minors online or the questions of who would be responsible if a drunk driver who’d bought beer sold illegally online killed someone. She decided she had to stand up for the breweries.“It was not just our beer but a lot of our friends’,” she said. “And I really felt like I needed to be an advocate for every-body.” She went to state regulators, who set up a meeting with eBay. She said eBay was unaware of the practice but commit-ted to ending it. EBay responded to an interview request by referring to its site, which says that it doesn’t allow any con-tainer with alcohol, even if it’s considered collectible. While brewers and states might not have the resources to police illegal sales online, beer lovers are doing their part. “We have a lot of consumers out there that really c are about our brewery as well as many other breweries, and they’re really kind of our ambassadors, if you will ,” Cilurzo said. Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill By DONNA CASSATAAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress’ military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year’s end. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, RCalif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and the panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, expressed optimism on Thursday that they could agree with their Senate counterparts on a pared-back bill that would cover a pay raise for troops, buy new ships and aircraft and address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. The Senate and the House have only one legislative week to work out their differences before the House adjourns for the year on Dec. 13. A version of the bill remains stalled in the Senate, caught up in a dispute over amendments. “We have to have this done,” Smith told reporters. “A whole lot of bad stuff happens if we don’t pass this by the end of the year, in terms of military pay, in terms of death benefit compensation, in terms of military construction projects and on and on and on.”


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4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8-14, 20134CBIZ !$'(&$! $ %%! $!#!$%$ !"%%$!!'#! %%)!&#! )!#&$%%# !&#!$$ &!!# % $!%&#!$$ &!!#rn%% n% rnnn n "!"#" r!! %!! % %!! # # ! ##! %!& $ %! % nWhen you need health insurance, Florida Blue has you covered. Get the facts! throughout the month in hopes of continuing the strong sales. Ford Motor Company has a “Dream Big” promotion, encouraging customers to dream big and get a new vehicle for the holidays. “Dream big, get you something nice, you’ve worked hard all year,” Jones said. Since the Rountree-Moore dealership sells Lincoln products, there is a “Wish List” promotion, which is done annually each December. All of the Rountree-Moore dealerships are hosting a raffle where customers can sign-up for a chance to win an 8-foot Christmas stocking that will be full of toys. SALESContinued From Page 1C TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterStar Tech Computer Center employees Josh Anderson (from left), Steve Chason, Jeff Reiss, David Alderman and Doug Fennell work on computers and computer sales during the holiday shopping season.


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By MARY ESCHAssociated PressALBANY, N.Y. — Snowwhite owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the mag-nificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range. Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter’s pet, made a noticeable appearance in the northern half of the U.S. in 2011. Bird-watchers recently report on snowy owl sightings in dozens of loca-tions across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Cape Hatteras, N.C. The owls live in the Arctic, but when their pop-ulation spikes or lemmings are scarce, young ones fly south. “Snowy owl populations are synchronized with their food source, lem-mings,” wildlife photogra-pher Lillian Stokes, who co-authors the Stokes bird guides, said Thursday. “If the lemming population crashes, the owls have to go south in search of food.” A few snowy owls are seen in the U.S. every year, Stokes said. “But this year is phenomenal. People believe this could be his-toric numbers.” It’s too early to say how large this year’s snowy owl invasion will be, said Denver Holt, a researcher in Charlo, Mont., who has been studying the owls in Alaska for 22 years. “In 2011, it was enormous, nationwide, with sightings in 35 states,” Holt said. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website says that winter irruptions, or large numbers appearing outside their normal range, occur in snowy owls about every four years. During irruptive years, snowy owls may winter as far south as California, Texas and Florida. They’re easy to see because they’re big and white, are active during the day, and hang out in flat, open areas such as airports, farm fields and coastal dunes and marsh-es, where they hunt for mice, rabbits, waterfowl and other prey. Jessie Barrie, a scientist at the Cornell lab in Ithaca, agrees it’s too early to say how this year’s irruption compares to the one in 2011. “We’re just at the beginning of the invasion,” Barrie said. “It certainly is at a level that is pretty intense and exciting for bird-watchers, though. There are multiple birds in many locations, an indi-cation of a strong irrup-tion.” Six snowy owls have been hanging out on one dock at Braddock Bay on Lake Ontario near Rochester. Stokes said she and her husband spotted nine on the New Hampshire coast last weekend. Barrie said reporting by spotters in the eBird data-base provides researchers with valuable information that will help them bet-ter understand the move-ments of snowy owls and other species. Because the snowy owl, with a wingspan of 5 feet, is so impressive, its appearance in an area can inspire people to get involved in bird-watching and citizen-science proj-ects, she said. “It’s a magical bird that gets people really excited about seeing birds and engaging with the natural world,” Barrie said. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-04282DLIFE • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Dylan’s electric guitar from Newport for saleBy ULA ILNYTZKYAssociated PressNEW YORK — Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dol-lars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan’s move from acoustic folk to electric rock ‘n’ roll. Now viewed as a moment that irrevocably changed American music, Dylan’s three-song electric set at the Rhode Island festival was met by boos from folk purists who viewed him as a traitor. He returned for an acoustic encore with “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” The presale estimate by Christie’s auction house for the guitar, which is being sold Friday with its original black leath-er strap and Fender hard shell case, is $300,000 to $500,000. The current record for a guitar sold at auction is Eric Clapton’s Fender, nicknamed “Blackie,” which sold at Christie’s for $959,500 in 2004. Christie’s also is selling five lots of handand typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case — early versions of some of Dylan’s famous songs. They have a presale estimate ranging from $3,000 to $30,000. The lyrics for sale include “In the Darkness of Your Room,” an early draft of “Absolutely Sweet Marie” from Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” album, and three songs from the record’s 1965 recording session that weren’t released until the 1980s: “Medicine Sunday” (the draft is titled “Midnight Train”), “Jet Pilot” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” With a classic sunburst finish and original flat-wound strings, Dylan’s guitar has been in the possession of a New Jersey family for nearly 50 years. Dylan left it on a private plane piloted by the owner’s late father, Vic Quinto, who worked for the musician’s manager. His daughter, Dawn Peterson, of Morris County, N.J., has said that her father asked the management company what to do with the guitar but nobody ever got back to him. Last year, she took it to the PBS show “History Detectives” to try to have it authenticated. The program enlisted the expertise of Andy Babiuk, a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and owner of an upstate New York vintage instrument shop, and Jeff Gold, a Dylan memorabilia expert. Both men, who appeared on the episode, unequivocally declared the arti-facts belonged to Dylan. Babiuk took the instrument apart and also compared it to close-up color photos of the guitar taken at the 1965 festival. “I was able to match the wood grain on the body of the guitar ... and the unique grain of the rosewood fingerboard. Wood grains are like fingerprints; no two are exactly alike,” Babiuk said. “Based on the sum of the evidence, I was able to identify that this guitar was the one that Bob Dylan had played in Newport.” Dylan’s attorney and his publicist didn’t respond to email and phone requests for comment. Dylan and Peterson, who declined to be interviewed, recently set-tled a legal dispute over the items. The terms weren’t disclosed. “Representatives for Bob Dylan do not contest the sale of the guitar, and are aware of Christie’s plan to bring it to auction,” a statement issued through Christie’s said. Dylan has generally looked upon his instruments to convey his art, akin to a carpenter’s hammer, Howard Kramer, curatorial director of the Rock Hall, said last year. “I don’t think he’s dwelled on a guitar he hasn’t played for 47 years,” he said. “If he cared about it, he would have done something about it.” Festival founder George Wein, 88, said that when Dylan finished playing at Newport, Wein was backstage and told him to go back out and play an acous-tic number because that’s what people expected. Dylan said that he didn’t want to do it and that he couldn’t, because he had only the electric guitar. Wein called out for a loaner backstage, and about 20 musicians raised their acoustic guitars to offer them. Dylan’s “going electric changed the structure of folk music,” Wein said. “The minute Dylan went electric, all these young people said, ‘Bobby’s going electric; we’re going electric, too.’” Associated Press writer Michelle R. Smith in Providence, R.I., contributed to this report. Govt aims to keep older drivers safe on roadBy KEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is con-templating a “silver car” rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash. Federal highway safety officials will investigate the possibility of such a rat-ing system as part of a five-year plan designed to reduce the number of fatal and injury-causing accidents among older drivers. The plan, released Thursday, also called for more research into how technology could prevent crashes or reduce their severity. One promising technology warns drivers when their car has moved outside its lane. Another automatically applies the brakes when a car is destined to ram the vehicle in front of it. Over the past decade, the number of fatality crashes in the U.S. has declined significantly, but the progress had been more modest for older drivers, and came to a halt last year when 5,560 people over the age of 65 were killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, a 3 percent increase from 2011. Another 214,000 were injured, a rise of 16 percent. The government has a 5-star safety rating system for vehicles. It’s now asking whether it can do better when it comes to older drivers. They are expected to drive more miles and drive later into life than previous generations. “Let me be clear. What we’re talking about here is information. Information is power. This is not something that is going to change the price of vehicles,” said David Friedman, deputy administra-tor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The idea is to get con-sumers as smart as they can be about their safety choices when they walk into the showroom.” About one in five drivers, or 35 million, currently are 65 or older. The aging of the 77 million baby boomer generation — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will add to the number of older drivers on the road. NHTSA’s plan focused on helping them drive as safely and as long as possible rather than trying to restrict their driving access. Outside safety analysts said the plan’s emphasis on technology was welcome because it should lead to more confident and safe drivers. Lane departure warn-ings and smart headlights that adjust based on distance to traffic are already available, but they are often considered a luxury item. Such technology will become more and more prevalent in the coming years, said Jodi Olshevski, director of the Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. “The technology is evolving so quickly that understanding more about how it can benefit older drivers is really critical,” Olshevski said. Friedman said the technology developed in recent years has done much to make cars safer when they crash. Now, the question is whether crashes can be prevented entirely. He said the “holy grail” for drivers, especially older drivers, is a vehicle that can drive itself. “This is I think where a lot of folks would like to see us go. There’s incredible potential,” Friedman said. “It’s something we’re working day and night on to do the research to make sure it can be done right, it can be done safely and it can be done right out of the gate.” Olshevski said the plan’s emphasis on keeping drivers on the road is the right one because it will help more of the elderly maintain their independence. “Being able to get In your car and go where you want to go as long as possible and as safely as possible is important to quality of life as we age,” Olshevski said. The plan also seeks to increase seat belt use among the elderly because the consequences of being unbelted are worse for them. For comfort reasons, some of those who use seat belts don’t use them appropriately. In the coming months, NHTSA it will test public service messages aimed at increasing seat belt use and provide edu-cational materials about ways car owners might be able to increase the comfort and fit of their seat belts. The agency also released new guidelines for the states to improve safety for older drivers. One of the recommenda-tions called for in-person renewal of driver licenses once a person hits a certain age if a state determines there is a problem with older driver crashes. Another guideline called for all states to establish medical advisory boards that assess the medical fitness of individuals to drive. About two-thirds of the states have such boards. Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen in US Victory Belles revive WW II eraBy STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated PressNEW ORLEANS — Decked out in 1940s throwback tailored dresses and perfectly coiffed curls, the Victory Belles seem delightfully out of place in the age of hip-hop. They sing big-band classics at the National World War II Museum and flirt playfully with the audience, leaving bright red lipstick kisses on the smiling faces of America’s aging war heroes. But these sexy, glam 20-somethings are not just singers in the tradition of wartime enter-tainers. They are a living museum exhibit about love songs in an era before texting and Skype, when saying goodbye meant you might not see a loved one for years — or maybe ever again. With the World War II generation rapidly dying out, their performances have taken on new meaning. “This music still makes me happy,” said Forrest Villarrubia, who served as a Marine in the Philippines in 1944 and was celebrating his 88th birthday at the museum on Nov. 20. After the show, Villarrubia posed for photos with the Victory Belles. As they serenaded him with a soft rendition of “Happy Birthday” and applied red lipstick kisses to his cheeks, his face broke into a wide smile. For the museum, better known for its war machine exhibits than for big-band and boogie-woogie, the Victory Belles offer a different window into the culture of the era. “There were just so many beautiful love songs written back in World War II,” said Victoria Reed, the museum’s entertain-ment director who founded the Victory Belles in 2009. “People really knew what it meant to miss each other. It was such a great time for music.”


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3D3DLIFEteaching position at Five Points Elementary into the adminis-trative building in 1992. When Spivey retires, Judy Tatem will assume the responsibilities of health education coordinator until the end of the current school year. Spivey began her tenure in Columbia County when the late Sam Markham, former Five Points’ principal and dis-trict superintendent, hired her as a fifth-grade teacher in 1980. He always liked to say she was his first hire, Spivey added. “I owe a lot of what I am today to Sam Markham,” she said. “He would let you think out of the box. And if it meant it offered those children some-thing they would normally never have, he was all for it.” ‘A daunting task’As Spivey moved into her new position, Florida stat-utes required that she write a local curriculum for a new health initiative sweeping the Sunshine State. Statutes dic-tated that she teach grade-level appropriate material on various health topics, such as human sexuality education. While the state regulated the topics, each county devised its own plan for implementation, especially since a plan for Duval county would be vastly different than a plan for Columbia county, Spivey said. “When I came in, the person before me had already started,” she added. “From the time she started, it took almost to two years until we got the board to pass it because there was such resistance from the community. According to Spivey, many rumors floating around at the time were not true. “There was kind of a hysteria,” she said. “You heard about it at the grocery store. You heard about it at the beau-ty shop. You heard about it in church... People get nervous when you talk about human sexuality, especially with young children.” But the curriculum has been in place for the last 20 years, educating children at each grade level on various topics. Kindergartners learn the impor-tance of washing their hands, while fifth graders learn a basic understanding of puberty and what it means for their body. During the summer of 2012, Spivey once again had to approach the curriculum for a total rewrite. The material had to be updated, as well as aligned with national health standards, Florida health stan-dards and the Sunshine State Standards. “It was a daunting task,” she said. ‘Everything changed’Spivey added another hat when she wrote a grant with Dr. Garret Evans for Safe Schools, Healthy Students. They acquired a million dol-lars a year for three years. The grant helped to bring the community together to serve the needs of the district’s chil-dren by partnering the district with Department of Children and Families, mental health counselors, and Department of Juvenile Justice. The goal was to help families in the district who were struggling, and in turn keep children in school, Spivey said. After the grant, mental health counseling became more prominent in the school system and in the county. Safe Schools, Healthy Students attempted to reduce crime through the local law enforce-ment offices and discover each struggling student’s barrier to learning through counselors. The grant lasted from 2002 until 2006. After it ended, the district decided to continue many of the ideas behind Safe Schools, Healthy Students by obtaining new grants. Spivey wrote another proposal that earned a school counselors grant, which put a counselor in every elementary school in the county. Then, they earned funds to place student assis-tance teams in every second-ary school to stop the rise of alcohol abuse among teens. “We were always aware that we needed to have some sort of Safe Schools policy on what schools would do if there was a fire or a gas leak,” Spivey said. “But the whole safe schools initiative took a complete turn after 9/11. Everything changed — as far as school safety.” Quickly, school safety became the first priority in the school district. “We had to move aggressively,” she said. “We had someone attack us on our own soil. We had to have emergency proce-dure plans... We had to think about school safety in a way we had never done before.” Now, every school has a school safety team. The names of those team members are given to local law enforce-ment every year — in case of emergencies. Visitors are now required to check-in at the front office and get a badge before entering a school. Grants were written to purchase camera systems. The Department of Homeland Security provided money to fence in schools, as a way to make it harder for outsiders to enter the building. “As schools started to be targets, [school safety] really stays at the forefront of all of our minds,” she said. “We don’t want parents to worry when they drop their children off.” Making a differenceOver the years, Spivey and the women in the office with her wrote continuously, always trying to acquire another grant to help the school system. “It was something we could do that would make a differ-ence,” she added. “A lot of times in education, you know want what would make a dif-ference but you just don’t have the monetary funds to do it.” Spivey also handles the school backpack program that distributed food-stuffed packs to children who need them. She’s helped initiate the student random drug testing program that selects a random pool of students to test. She wrote a detailed policy on bul-lying that involved educating teachers, students and parents about the definition of bully-ing, then how to help stop it. After the end of the year, Spivey said she doesn’t have many plans for her retirement. “I think I’ll just enjoy not living by the clock,” she said. “Of course, I have a 4-year-old granddaughter that I look forward to playing with. That’s what it’s about. I just look for-ward to the next adventure.” SPIVEY: Safety became first priorityContinued From 1D JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSpivey goes over some details with her secretary Donna Lee. ‘I’ve always said that this is the best job in the school distri ct and I still hold on to that,’ Spivey said. From staff reportsGAINESVILLE — This winter break students can ring in the holiday season with scientific exploration and natural history investigation during Florida Museum of Natural History’s school holiday camps beginning Dec. 23 through Jan. 17, 2014. The camps for students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2013-2014 school year provide natural history exploration through museum exhibits and hands-on activities. “Holiday camps are always an opportunity to have fun while learning about something new – whether it’s engineering feats or how prehistoric people man-aged day-to-day living,” said Florida Museum of Natural History public programs coordi-nator Catherine Carey. “Museum camps are hands-on and sometimes messy, but always fun.” “Float My Boat” on Dec. 23 will dive into engineering principles while students learn to construct a plane, float a boat and build a bridge as they create different models. “Engineering is one of those subjects students don’t always specifically learn about in school,” said Florida Museum educator Tiffany Ireland. “It’s amazing how much it takes to keep a boat floating or a bridge standing.” Starting 2014 off with a splash, students will gain an apprecia-tion for Florida’s coastal waters by learning about the ecology of the beach and ocean in “Surf’s Up” on Jan. 2. “Prehistoric Technology” on Jan. 3 will teach students how to make everyday objects and discover how the earliest Floridians adapted to the environment. The “My Museum” camp on Jan. 17, which is a teacher work-day and student holiday, explores everything the museum has to offer by touring the exhibits and going behind-the-scenes. Camps are offered as fullor half-day programs. For non-mem-bers the full-day program is $50 per student and the half-day cost is $30. A special rate for museum members is available. For full-day camps, drop-off is between 8 to 8:30 a.m. and pickup is 4:30 to 5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the after-noon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is available on the Florida Museum’s website at For questions or more information, call 352-273-2061.Museum hosts 4 school holiday camps Students below global peers in math, scienceBy CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI — Florida teens scored lower than their international peers in math and science and about the same in reading, results from a global test released Tuesday show. Overall, the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment shows U.S. students continuing to stagnate in math, reading and sci-ence while students in places like Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore top the rankings in every subject. The average U.S. 15-year-old student scored lower than the interna-tional average and about average in science and reading. “The problem is not that our 15year-olds are performing worse today than before,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday in announcing the results with the Organization for Economic Co-oper-ation and Development, the Paris-based organization that develops and administers the PISA exam. “The problem is they’re simply not making progress.” Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, said the results come at a crucial time. “The ongoing economic crisis has only increased the urgency of devel-oping people’s kills, both in the edu-cation system and in and for the workplace,” he said. Florida was one of three states to get state-specific results. The other two states were Massachusetts and Connecticut. All three opted to have separate samples of public school student performance in order to get the state-level scores. Students in Florida scored an average of 467 on a 1,000-point scale in math, lower than the international average of 494 and U.S. average of 481. Both Massachusetts and Connecticut scored higher, with averages of 514 and 506, respectively. In science, Florida students scored an average of 485 points, lower than the international average of 501 but about the same as other students in the U.S. Again, both Massachusetts and Connecticut saw higher averages of 527 and 521. Reading scores for Florida students were about the same as both the international and U.S. averages. Despite the comparatively lower Florida scores, state education officials said students have shown improvement in recent years. “By continuing to measure our performance, our students will meet the challenges necessary to succeed in college and career,” Joe Follick, direc-tor of communications for the Florida Department of Education said. Nikki Lowrey, state director for StudentsFirst in Florida, an organiza-tion founded by Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, said the results show students are “not keeping up with the rest of the world in the classroom.” “As the rest of the world advances rapidly, we can’t sit idle and make excuses for a system that fails to pro-vide so many of our kids with great schools and great teachers,” Lowrey said. The PISA exam was administered to teens in 65 educational systems and is considered one of the top barometers in comparing student performance across countries. It is designed to assess how students use what they’ve learned inside and out-side school to solve problems. U.S. performance has not changed significantly since testing began in 2000, while other nations have con-tinued to improve and in some cases surpass the U.S. The U.S. failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading. Another indicator of performance is how many students score at a high level 5 proficiency or above. There were significantly fewer high perform-ers in Florida than in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In math, for exam-ple, 6 percent of Florida students scored a level 5 or higher, compared to 19 percent in Massachusetts and 16 percent in Connecticut. Florida and other states across the nation have made significant changes in terms of how students are taught and teachers evaluated in recent years. Under the Obama administra-tion, the Race to the Top grant com-petition has spurred dozens of states to implement new teacher evaluation policies and adopt the Common Core standards, a set of uniform academic benchmarks that establish what a student should know in math and reading at each grade. Florida is currently in the process of implementing the standards. Gurria said the strict implementation of the Common Core standards would “undoubtedly improve PISA results and would translate literally over the years into trillions of addi-tional wealth for the American people and the American economy.” More U.S. schools and districts are expected to opt into a “mini-PISA” to allow them to be compared to other stu-dents internationally this school year. COURTESY Two Amur Leopards born at JAX zooAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is welcoming two endangered Amur leopard cubs. The infant females were born Nov. 16 and given their first checkup by zoo staff on Tuesday. They were each 4 pounds. Zoo officials say this is the third litter for the par-ents, Makarii and Nicolai, since they arrived at the zoo in 2006. Makarii gave birth to one cub in 2011 and two in 2012. Local newspapers report that Amur leop-ards are native to south-east Russia and northeast China. Experts believe fewer than 50 remain in the wild, and about 95 live in captivity in the United States.COURTESY Want more time off?By SAM HANANELAssociated Press WASHINGTON — Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their employees to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in man-aging their time off. The novel approach might help employees buy some extra days off to take the trip of a lifetime or spend more time with a newborn. Co-workers could sell off unused days to get some extra money. “When times are a little tight, this benefit really doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to employ-ers to provide,” said Julie Stich, research director for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The approach is even more popular with employers that have “paid time off” or PTO plans that combine vaca-tion time, sick leave and personal days into one comprehensive plan. About 52 percent of employers reported offering such plans. Of those, 19 percent offered a cash-out option and 15 percent offered a dona-tion program. One per-cent give their workers unlimited time off. The cost is usually one week’s salary, prorated over the course of the year. Employees often have to decide whether to participate during an annual fall enrollment process and it becomes part of their benefits for the upcoming year. Some employers let you buy it.


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DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and recently became engaged to my boy-friend of more than a year. He is in his early 30s. His parents live on the other side of the country, and we see them only twice a year. We plan on visiting them for the holidays, and some friends of theirs will be throwing us a bridal shower. I was married before. I was 18 and it lasted three years. I was devas-tated when it ended. Am I obligated to tell them about my previous mar-riage? My fiance knows, of course. This is not something I like to discuss. I was raised in a very religious household where divorce is looked down upon. My fiance’s parents are not particu-larly religious, however. — UNCOMFORTABLE IN ST. LOUIS DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: While this may not be something you like to discuss, disclose it to your fiance’s parents before the wedding. This trip would be a good time to do it, so you can answer any questions that might arise. Tell them that it’s not something you usually talk about, but you and their son didn’t want them to think you are hiding anything. If the subject comes up in the future, tell them that it is in the past and you do not wish to discuss it further. DEAR ABBY: As a teacher, I open my doors every year to at least one student who has low self-esteem. I spend the school year searching for ways to show that child he or she has value. I feel there is no more impor-tant lesson for me to teach. These children’s parents don’t mean for this to happen. They want their children to be “perfect.” The children, though, know they aren’t perfect and feel that who they are isn’t enough. Parents, does this sound familiar? If so, then love your children as you did when they first learned to walk. Love them uncondition-ally when they fail and encourage them to try again. When they make a mistake, celebrate the strength it took to try. When they mess up, let them know you love them even when they aren’t at their best. Remember, feelings stay with children for-ever. When things get hard, allow your chil-dren to fail and to fix it themselves. Celebrate who your children are. Unconditional love is the greatest gift parents can give their children. — KATHY IN ELK GROVE, CALIF. DEAR KATHY: I’m glad you wrote. You have a wise head and a caring heart, which is an unbeatable combina-tion in an educator. The lessons your students are learning in your classroom will influence their lives long after they are out of school. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Go over your personal financial paperwork and set your budget up for the turn of the year. You have more assets than you realize and are capable of bringing in more money if you look for other ways to use your skills. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make plans to host a get-together at your place or engage in something that you know someone you love will enjoy doing. Nurturing important relation-ships or reconnecting with people from your past will be rewarding. Love is in the stars. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful how you react. Emotional deception will cost you if you manipu-late a situation or falsify information. Put your time and energy into helping oth-ers and avoiding personal problems that can lead to a no-win situation. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will enjoy unusual people and destinations that offer something unique. A different philosophy or lifestyle may appeal to you but before you cozy up to a change, question what’s being offered. Romance will enhance your love life. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change will do you good. Check out activities or events that will bring you knowledge about something that interests you. Getting together with friends or col-laborating with someone you admire will change your life. Don’t spend what you don’t have. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Compromise will be necessary when dealing with domestic matters. Making alterations to the way you live or where will be excit-ing but costly. Put greater emphasis on stabilizing your personal relationships. Romance can conquer any partnership problems you face. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be afraid of change. Be a trendsetter. Step into the limelight and show everyone what you can do. Spontaneity will lead to all sorts of new and exciting adventures. Learn as you go and you will discover victory. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put everything in place. Open up about the way you feel and what you want to do. Make a promise and follow through immediately to show your good faith and reli-ability. Romance will bring your love life to a new level. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Proceed with caution. Whether you are en route or having a discussion, confusion will set in and the information you obtain will be sketchy. Stick close to home where you can make personal changes that will improve your living situation. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An interesting encounter will jog your memory about a money mat-ter. A little hard work and ingenuity will lead to extra cash. An older individual will be an asset. A competi-tive challenge will favor you. Experience will make a dif-ference. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Make changes that will help improve your financial situation. Cut corners or present a wider variety of services to clients and you will get good returns. Use your intelligence, but don’t mislead anyone regarding what you have to offer. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Expect to have a change of heart or feel indifferent about your future. Gauge what’s going on around you and stick to the truth. An emotional situation is likely to spin out of control if you are ambiguous. +++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Shot from a gun4 Hummus, e.g.7 One-named rapper with a hyphen inhis name 12 C2H5OH

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA Yo, Adrian, Rocky devotees are gonna run now, a gruel ing tribute to their mythical champ. Nearly 35 years after Rocky Balboa returned for his first sequel, Philadelphias favorite adopted son has inspired city runners to go to the distance. Rockys faithful followers are set to run a 50K that will end, of course, trium phantly atop the art muse um steps. The fictitious fighter left as a big a cultural imprint on the city as any found ing father, and hundreds of runners are expected to follow in his championship footsteps, truly, through the streets, steps and past the statue he showcased to the world through six movies. Sparked by a story on the Philadelphia Magazine website, Philadelphias debut Rocky Run kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday, with a start just around the cor ner from the house where Balboa lived in Rocky II. This is the kind of ultramarathon that would make Ivan Drago flinch. The route is set for 31 miles and based on the inspirational montage in the 1979 flick as Balboa trains for his heavyweight champi onship rematch with Apollo Creed. For even diehard fans, the scene is nothing but 2 minutes, 30 seconds of Sylvester Stallones char acter sprinting and sweat ing through the city, arms raised high and mobbed by children that flocked to him and followed him up those celebrated steps. For Philadelphia-based writer Dan McQuade, a native and Rocky fan, the underdog boxers disjoint ed route made little sense. Obviously, the montage isnt meant to be taken seri ously as an actual workout; its just a few scenes strung together so Gonna Fly Now can play and Rocky can finish at the top of the Art Museum steps, he wrote in mid-September. But, I wondered, what if this roadwork were treated as one actual run? How far would Rocky go? He pieced the scenes together through two view ings of the film for the story (, had some friends help iden tify locations, and mapped distances off a USA Track and Field distance-measur ing tool to come up with the whopping total of 30.61 miles. This is one long run, McQuade wrote. I dont recommend anyone try it. Not so fast. He may as well have suggested hun gry tourists head to Genos Steaks, order a cheese steak, but hold the cheese. Philly resident Rebecca Schaefer, an avid runner, read the story and contact ed McQuade the day it was published for his blessing to organize the run. I could not get it out of my head, she said. This has to happen. She set up a Facebook event page and website. Almost 400 people have committed to the race. There are no registra tion fees, no T-shirts, or trinkets for finishing. Not even greasy, fast speed is required. Just a little love for Rocky. Schaefer, who will wear a grey sweatsuit with a hand written Italian Stallion on the back like Balboa did, said if she pushed her pace, she could finish in about 4-5 hours. Its not a real hilly or technical route, because its all sidewalks, so theres nothing really too hard, she said. The route weaves run ners through historic guideposts like the Italian Market; and Independence Hall, where Balboa hurdles benches and is followed by a flock of children all the way to the steps. Why are all these children following him, McQuade asked, laugh ing. Thats my favorite part, that were supposed to imagine that Rocky is so popular that children are going to start follow ing him all across the city. Stallones publicist said the actor was unavail able for comment. But at the 2006 Rocky Balboa premiere in Philadelphia, Stallone said he owed so much of the movies suc cess to the city. It belongs to Philadelphia, Stallone said. Its a very unique relationship. Its some thing no one could have ever planned on. Rocky still packs a pop culture punch decades after it became the highest grossing film of 1976. The musical Rocky will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2014. 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6DLIFE On Friday, December 13th Carrier Food Pick Up Day To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable food at your Reporter paper tube or the end of your driveway Thursday night, Dec. 12. No glass containers. Your Lake City Reporter carrier will pick it up while delivering your Friday paper. December 2-13, 2013 Bring Your Food Items to the Reporter Office. located at 180 E. Duval Street, Lake City Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. For additional information and to participate, please call 752-1293 Supporting the Florida Gateway Food Bank Lets Fill It Up! For all Cash Donations make checks payable to: Florida Gateway Food Bank Bring your non-perishables to Lake City Reporter oce. THE LAKE CITY COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents Saturday December 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Saturday December 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Snow Slides 30 Tons of Snow Bounce Houses Obstacle Course Slides Live Entertainment Food Vendors Festive FREE FUN for the family! 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. VISIT WITH SANTA For event information, contact Lake City-Columbia County Chamber (386) 752-3690 or Snow Day 2013 Made Possible By: Busy Bee B&B Food Stores Gainesville Ice US 90 E to Sanderson, left on Hwy 127 go 8 miles, left on Hwy 125 at caution light. Go 6/10 mile, turn right at Noah Raulerson Rd., 3 miles to farm. For more info call (904) 259-7703 Rocky devotees set to make tribute run YO, ADRIAN!