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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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Budget in Motion
Recreation Committee
approaches new
blueprint for funding.
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Thursday, December 8, 2005

Vol. 131,No. 272 0 50 cents

City, county

must decide

waste issue

Committee hears
report, makes
meeting suggestion.

lyoung@lakecityreporter. com
After meeting three times,
members of the Wastewater
Committee decided
Wednesday night the next
meeting should be between
the full Lake City City
Council and Columbia
County Board of
The Wastewater committee
took this action after hearing
a report from Lake City
Manager Joe Cone. The

committee was originally
charged with looking at
options for solving the waste-
water treatment plant woes
that ranged from $3 million to
update the plant to
$48 million to expand it.
Lake City was unable to
renew the operating permit
for the Lake City Wastewater
Facility in June because it
was operating beyond the
permitted capacity of
3 million gallons a day.
Cone gave the group an
update on the Oct. 18 consent
order between the city and
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
WATER continued on 9A

New circuit judge

post remains vacant

Four vying for spot
as Third Judicial
Court Judge.
The Third Judicial Circuit
continues to wait for Gov. Jeb
Bush to appointment a new
circuit judge to the courts.
Last month, Tom Brown,
Chairman of the Third
Judicial Circuit Nominating
said the
10 applicants
and recom-
mended four '
of the appli-
cants to the Johnson
office as top candidates for the
.newly created post.
Gov..Bush and his staff have
not yet appointed someone to
the position, but his decision
is still expected within the
next three weeks, as the new
circuit judge is expected to be

sworn-in lur-inlg a January
The four
finalists for
the position
are Leandra '
G. Johnson,
Thomas E.
Stone, David
Manu el Stone
Valin and
William E
(Lin )
Williaj s III.
and Stone
are in pri-g c
vate prac-
tices in Lake Valin
City and
Valin . cand
Williams are
defenders in
Live Oak.
A circuit
j u d g e ' s Williams
duties s
included handling circuit civil
cases (lawsuits $15,000 and
FINAUSTS continued on 9A


Authorities surround an American Airlines jet, Wednesday, at Miami International Airport on Wednesday in Miami.

Passenger killed

after bomb threat

Terrorism not suspected
in first air marshal
shooting since 9/11.
Associated Press
MIAMI - An agitated passenger
who claimed to have a bomb in his
backpack was shot and killed by a fed-
eral air marshal Wednesday after he
bolted frantically from a jetliner that
was boarding for takeoff, officials said.
No bomb was found.
It was the first time since the Sept. 11
attacks that an air marshal had shot at
anyone, Homeland Security
Department spokesman Brian Doyle
said. Another federal official said there
was no apparent link to terrorism.
According to a witness, the passen-
ger ran down the aisle of the Boeing
757, flailing his arms, while his wife
tried to explain that he was mentally ill
and had not taken his medication.
The passenger, identified as
Rigoberto Alpizar, indicated there was
a bomb in his bag and was confronted
by air marshals but ran off the aircraft,
Doyle said. The marshals went after
him and ordered him to get down on
the ground, but he did not comply and
was shot when he apparently reached

James Bauer, agent in charge of the Federal Air Marshals field office in Miami,
speaks to the media, Wednesday, at Miami International Airport.

into the bag, Doyle said.
Alpizar, a 44-year-old U.S. citizen,
was gunned down on a jetway outside
the American Airlines plane, which was
parked at a gate at Miami International
Airport. Alpizar had arrived earlier in
the day from Quito, Ecuador, and
Flight 924 was going to Orlando, near
his home in Maitland.
Relatives said Alpizar and his wife
had been on a working vacation in
Peru. A neighbor who said he had been
asked to watch the couple's home
described the vacation as a missionary

"We're all still in shock. We're just
speechless," a sister-in-law, Kelley
Buechner, said by telephone from her
home in Milwaukee.
The shooting occurred shortly after
2 p.m. as Flight 924 was about to take
off for Orlando with the man and
119 other passengers and crew,
American spokesman Tim Wagner
After the shooting, investigators
SHOOTING continued on 9A

Remember, forever
Pearl Harbor survivor, Everett Hyland of the USS Pennsylvania (left) is escorted
past an honor guard to place a wreath for those killed in the 1941 bombing of
Pearl Harbor, during a memorial service in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on

Lake City continues fire services to

rural Columbia County without contract

No formal agreement
made between city,
county for protection.

Lake City continues to provide fire Columbia County with-
out a formal agreement for services.
County officials objected to some
of the terms in the first draft of a new
contract and the two sides have been
working to resolve the problems.
The government entities had operat-
ed under a fire service agreement
that began Sept. 24, 1979.
One issue at the Joint Lake
City/Columbia County Fire

Committee meeting Wednesday
morning was who owned the new
fire truck the city purchased and
took delivery on two weeks ago.
"We've paid more than half for pre-
vious vehicles and they're titled to
the city. I really don't have any pref-
erence," said Joint Fire Committee
member and County Manager Dale
The city and county officials
agreed to have the new pumper
truck titled jointly.
Dale Williams said other items in
the contract the county had raised
concerns about - and that had been
addressed at the last meeting - had
been "reduced to memorandum
form and submitted to the county
"I know he's working on a new

draft," Dale Williams said.
In the interest of expediency,
Committee Chairman Mike Lee sug-
gested once the contract was fin-
ished and if there was "general
agreement" between the city and
county managers, the two parties
could just sign the new contract for
fire suppression services.
Committee in member Ron Williams
objected and said even if they
agreed, he still wants the committee
to see it first.
"That way everybody knows
what's in the agreement," Ron
Williams said.
However, the city would have
preferred the new agreement was
signed when the new fiscal year
FIRE continued on 9A

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Evidence allowed in Nolte case A

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A lawsuit
by parents of a teenager who says she
was raped during a party at Nick
Nolte's home can include evidence of
previous drug and alcohol use by the
actor and his son, a judge has ruled.
Nolte's'publicist has said the actor
was not home during the party.
However, the lawsuit claims he was
negligent, contending that the home
had "a long history of furnishing drugs
and/or alcohol to minors."
The suit states the girl,,then 15, was
given the date-rape drug GHB and

Watanabe is now
a married man
TOKYO - Ken Watanabe
has wed Kaho Minami, the
actor said Wednesday.
The 46-year-old Watanabe
- who received an Oscar
nomination for his role in
'The Last Samurai" opposite
Tom Cruise - tied the knot
with Japanese film actress
Minami, 41, according to a
statement issued by the
"We've both experienced
rough seas, but we've now
found tranquility and
fortune," the pair said from
New York, where Watanabe is

sexually assaulted at a party on Jan. 25,
Superior Court Judge Gerald
Rosenberg on Tuesday said prior
behavior is "certainly relevant" to the
case. He denied a motion by defense
attorneys to limit questioning of
witnesses to what happened the night
of the party.
A motion by attorneys for Nolte and
his son argued that broader
questioning was irrelevant to the case
and would cause "unwarranted
annoyance and embarrassment."

based. "We, want to keep
supporting each other and
sharing our time together."
Earlier this year, Watanabe
divorced his former wife, with
whom he has two children.
Minami parted with her first
husband in 2000.
The couple plan to hold a
wedding reception in Tokyo,
but have not decided on a
date or place, according to the
Watanabe, who worked
mainly in Japanese films
before 2003's 'The Last
Samurai," co-stars in the
upcoming "Memoirs of a
Geisha," which hits limited
theaters Friday, and expands

Celebrity Birthdays

* Singer Jerry Butler is 66.
* Pop musician Bobby Elliott
(The Hollies) is 63.
* Actor John Rubinstein is
m Rock singer-musician
Gregg Allman is 58.
* Actress Kim Basinger is 52.
* Rock musician Warren
Cuccurullo is 49.
* Rock musician Phil Collen
(Def Leppard) is 48.
* Country singer Marty
Raybon is 46.
* Rock musician Marty '.

Nick Nolte

nationally Dec. 23.

Dress replica
nets $175,000
LONDON - A replica of
Princess Diana's wedding
dress sold at auction
Wednesday for $175,000,
twice its pre-sale estimate.
The ivory silk taffeta dress
went to an anonymous private
buyer, said a spokesman for
auctioneer Cooper Owen.
The dress, complete with
silk net petticoat, train
one-third the length of the
original, tiara and veil, was
put up for auction by Madame

Tussaud's waxworks museum
in London. The museum had
been in possession of the
dress since immediately after
the royal wedding between
the then Lady Diana Spencer
and Prince Charles on
July 29, 1981.
"It's a very important
dress," Owen said. "It's a
dress that Diana personally
said she wanted the world to
see. She asked that a replica
be made," he said.
The dress is identical to the
original but does not include
the antique Queen Mary lace
that had been sewn on the
front panel.
* Associated Press

Thought for Today

Friedman is 43.
* Actor Wendell Pierce is 42.
* Actress Teri Hatcher is 41.
* Rapper Bushwick Bill (The
Geto Boys) is 39.
* Singer Sinead O'Connor is
* Actor Matthew Laborteaux
is 39.
* Rock musician Ryan
Newell (Sister Hazel) is 33.
* Actor Dominic Monaghan is
* Actor lan Somerhalder is

"Untilled ground, however rich,
will bring forth thistles and thorns;
so also the mind of man."

- St. Teresa of Avila,
Spanish Carmelite nun (1515-15821.


Don Moody
Lake City,
Real estate agent/property
management for the Florida
Department of Transportation

* Age: 59
* Family: Mother,
Catherine Moody. Father,
Dupree Moody, died in 2003.
* Favorite pastimes:
"Golf, hunting and travel."
* What do you like most
about your town: "The
people... (it's a) nice friendly
* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?:
President Ronald Reagan
and University of Florida
Football Coach Bobby
Bowden. "The reason is they
both possessed the same

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Don Moody

characteristics. That being
strong leaders, courageous
and trustworthy. That's
probably their strongest
characteristics, both of

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consider tax freeze
would again waive sales taxes
on some hurricane supplies
for about 10 days in each of
the next two years, under a
plan lawmakers are
The measure would make
batteries, tarps, portable
radios, generators and other
supplies tax-free for a period
in May of each year. It was
approved unanimously
Wednesday by the state
Senate Domestic Security
Committee. If approved by
three more Senate
committees and the House, it
could be voted on in the
Currently the bill (SB 24)
also includes plywood, but
bill sponsor Sen. Carey .
Baker, said he and other
legislators are concerned
about builders using the tax
holiday to stock up on huge
quantities of wood without
paying taxes, and are trying
to figure out how to avoid
Baker, R-Eustis, said he
thinks it is important to
include plywood, but needs to






figure out how to avoid abuse
if it is to remain in the bill.
Some items people might
need to be ready for a
Hurricane - notably bottled
water - are already exempt
from sales tax.

Investigator kills
self after inquiries
investigator for the State
Attorney's Office apparently
committed suicide after being
interviewed about missing
funds and placed on
administrative leave.
The body of Mark Albert
Islar, 41, was discovered by
his wife at home about
11:30 p.m. Monday, the
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office reported Tuesday.
Islar had a single gunshot
that appeared self-inflicted.
Investigators are awaiting
autopsy results to.confirm the
cause of death.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement was
contacted about a week ago
aboutmissing funds from a
disbanded drug unit that once
included the State Attorney's
Office and several area law
Enforcement departments,

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SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
.-Sat. 8:00am-5:30pm * Closed Sun.

said Dominick Pape, special
agent in charge of the FDLE
office in Jacksonville.
* Pape said Islar was a
person of interest in the
investigation. He declined to
release how much money was
State Attorney Bill Cervone
referred questions about the
investigation to the FDLE but
said that employees were
"shocked" by Islar's death.
Islar, a Newberry native,
earned $56,162 annually.
When he was placed on leave
Monday, the agency also had
him turn in his duty weapon.
Islar had previously been a
detective at the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office. He
joined the State Attorney's
Office in 1993 as an
investigator and had recently
attended the FBI Academy.

Pensacola pastor
to be sentenced
PENSACOLA - A former
minister charged with
soliciting sex on the Internet
from an investigator posing
as a teenager will be
sentenced Dec. 28.
Michael Anthony Harris,
43, has pleaded no contest to
attempted lewd or lascivious
battery and using a
computer to solicit the
sexual conduct of a crime,
according to court
At the time of the
incident, Harris was pastor
at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
He was arrested April 13
after going to a soccer field
to meet with a 14-year-old
boy who was actually an
undercover officer.
Harris began
communicating with the boy
in an online chat room
April 4 and steered the
conversations toward the
topic of sex, said Escambia
County sheriff's officials.


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School board and superintendent

donate T-shirts to Niblack pupils

Christmas celebrations

* Candlelight Christmas coming soon
Falling Creek Chapel, Inc. will have it's annual "Candlelight" Christmas at
7 p.m. Dec. 24.The church is located at 1290 North West Moore Farms Road.
For more information, call 755-0580.

* Singing Christmas Tree performance planned
Southside Baptist Church located at 388 South East Baya Drive in Lake City
will be presenting "A Singing Christmas Tree" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10-i I.This choral
and drama presentation is free to the public. A nursery will be provided for
children birth-3 years old. Sign language interpreting will be provided. For more
information, call 755-5553.

* Christmas services coming soon
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have two Christmas Eve services at
7 p.m. and I I p.m. Christmas morning service will be at I I a.m. The church is
located at 5056 South West 47, just 1I2 miles south of 1-75.

* 'Who is the Babe' coming soon
Lantern Park Baptist Chuch presents "Who is this Babe" at I I a.m. Dec. 18 at
the church.The church is located at 239 SE Llewellyn Ave., in Lake City.

SThe Columbia High School Christmas Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday
at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium,
372W. Duval St.
The concert will feature both a performance by the CHS band and the
CHS choral department.
Admission to the event is free, but donations to help sponsor the high school's
BETA Club party for needy children will be taken at the door following the

* St. James Episcopal Church to perform Messiah
The St.James Episcopal Church choir will perform the Messiah at 10 a.m. and
5 p.m. Dec. I under the direction of Dr.Alfonso Levy.The 5 p.m. performance
will not include services.The church is located at 581 SW Malone St., Lake City.
For more information, call Kay at the church, 752-2218, or Perley Richardson at

* The Children's Choir at Hopeful Baptist Church will perform its Christmas
concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, at the church, 285 SE Hopeful Drive, off Price Creek
Children in the choir production will sing Christmas songs and give a
presentation. Call 752-4135 for more information.

* Christ Central Ministries will present its children's musical "All I Want for
Christmas" at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, and at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at the
church, 217 SW Dyal Ave: Call 755-2525 for information.

* Hopeful Baptist Church's sanctuary choir will perform its Christmas
concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, in the church sanctuary, 285 SE Hopeful
Drive, off Price Creek Road.-Call 752-41.35 for more information.
STo add an Christmas celebrations, e-mail your submission
immediately to smanley@lakecityreport'drr .... ",

Authorities identify
skeletal remains

Authorities on Wednesday
identified skeletal remains
found near a church to be that
of a hairdresser missing since
2004. S
Authorities used dental
records on file with the

Niblack Elementary School
pupils soon will receive a
Christmas gift that will enable
them to show their school
Superintendent Sam
Markham and members of
the Columbia School Board
made good on their promise
to donate T-shirts to the
school as the shirts were
unveiled to the school's staff
before a state of the school
"We made a decision quite
some time ago when Niblack
received its school grade, and
they worked really hard to
come from an F to a C, that we
felt it would be nice to provide
all the staff and children with
new shirts," Markham said. "I
made a commitment that I
would donate a portion of
money to ensure that we had
the shirts and Glenn Hunter,
school board member, indi-
cated he would take care of
purchasing the shirts and the
printing on behalf of the
school board."
Markham said 369 shirts of
various sizes were given to
the school.
The front on the royal blue
shirts has the phrase, "I am
loved at Niblack Elementary
School" and the shirt's back
has a stenciled yellow, copy of
signatures from last year's
school staff.
"They are very well-done
shirts, but the thing is I'm just
very proud to be able to make
this donation because the

teachers have worked very
hard and so have the chil-
dren," Markham said. "We
think this donation will help
establish pride in the school
and I'm delighted we were
able to do it."
Niblack Elementary School
Principal Narrie Smith said
the school will host its
Christmas program on the
last day, of school for this
semester, which is Tuesday,
Dec. 20 and after raffling
prizes from the school staff to
students, the students will get
the shirts.
"We'll give every child two
T-shirts," she said. "The ones
that were donated by Glynnell
and Bernice Presley and the
Friends of Niblack
Elementary and the shirts


Forsyth County Sheriff's
Office to identify the remains
of Patrice Endres, 38, who dis-
appeared from her Forsyth
County hair salon in April
2004, said Dawson County
Sheriff's Department,
spokesman Sgt. Tony Wooten.
Authoriies- hae .said sus-
pected -serial 1i JretlniTy-
Jones is a prime suspect in the

that were donated by the
school board members and
the superintendent."
Smith said the T-shirts are
an expression' of the school
board's support as well as a
way of showing their appreci-
ation of the school staff's hard
work and dedication.
'There has been a lot of ver-
bal expression and that's an
open expression and constant
reminder of their support of
what's going on here at
Niblack Elementary," she
said. "I truly believe they want
to see the children on
Niblack, as well as all schools,
succeed; and when they see
the extra effort that was put
forth, they wanted the chil-
dren to have a daily reminder
of their support."

The remains were found
Tuesday afternoon in a wood-
ed area behind a church locat-
ed about ten miles away from
the salon, Wooten said.
The remains have been
sent t:. tlihe Ge.rgia Bureat-tti
Investigation's crime lab,
Wu.oten. t~old The Associated
Press early Wednesday.
* Associated Press

TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Columbia school board member Kieth Hudson (front row from left)
stands with Columbia Schools' superintendent Sam Markham as
he gives Niblack Elementary School principal Narrie Smith school
T-shirts with aid from Linard Johnson and other board members
(back row from left) Steve Nelson, Glenn Hunter and Charles

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Thursday, December 8, 2005


Decision on

Home Depot

the right one

for Lake City

The Lake City Planning and
Zoning Board did the right
thing in closely reviewing
Home Depot's requests
during a meeting Tuesday
night, then granting variances so the
home-improvement retailers' signs
could be placed in prominent places in
the U.S. 90 and Branford Highway
location in Lake City.
Giving OK to the 50-foot sign height
was the proper move, too.
Too many times when a community
feels growing pains, the powers that be,
whether elected or appointed,
sometimes don't address their
respective duties with the wisdom that
is necessary.
Our group did.
The professionals who make up the
planning and zoning board in our city
were ready to face the challenge, make
the right decision with the best interest
of the residents and the future growth
of our city.
Now, the project breezes onto the
City Council table in the near future.
Let's hope wisdom - and the
recommendation of the planning and
zoning board - prevails.

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd
day of 2005. There are 23 days left in
the year.
* Twenty-five years ago, on Dec. 8,
1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to
death outside his NVw, York City apartment
building by an apparently deranged fan.
:--- -In 1854, Pope Plus IX proclaimed the
Catholic dogma of the Immaculate
Conception, which holds that Mary, the
mother of Jesus, was free of original sin
from the moment of her own conception.
* In 1863, President Lincoln announced
his plan for the Reconstruction of the
* In 1941, the United States entered
World War II as Congress declared war
against Japan, a day after the attack on
Pearl Harbor.
* In 1978, former Israeli Prime Minister
Golda Meir died in Jerusalem at age 80.
* In 1987, President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed
a treaty calling for destruction of
intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
* In 1987, the "intefadeh" (Arabic for
uprising) by Palestinians in the Israeli-
occupied territories began.
* In 1993, President Clinton signed into
U.S. law the North American Free Trade

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This is not a movie

The plot seems to
be from a
Grade-B, wet
movie about
Europe during the rise of the
Third Reich: hollow-eyed men
and women describing how
' they were bound and
blindfolded by men with
German accents andtaken to
cold prison cells where they
were stripped and beaten.
Only now, the accents are
said to be American and the
allegations are coming from
Europeans mainly of Middle
Eastern heritage who claim
they were snatched off
tarmacs and kidnapped by
secret agents. And these
charges are being made
against the United States.
One of the accusers is a
German national.
This is not a movie.
Human rights groups in
Europe are questioning
whether hundreds of unlisted
and unregistered American
flights into small airports all
across. Europe were secret
CIA missions to carry
terrorist suspects to secret
detention camps or to
countries like Egypt where
torture is used.
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice is being
forced to spend almost all her
political capital during her
European trip this week
denying the United States
condones or practices torture.
The public relations mess is
a result of the CIA's practice
known as "rendition," in which
suspected terrorists are
whisked away to foreign
countries for harsh
questioning bordering on
In Berlin, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel said
Rice admitted the United States
had made a mistake in one

john Hall
l,.3ll.1'n' i- -_hI 3, - ... j , -, >

such case involving a German
national named Khaled
al-Masri. He claims he was held
captive and tortured by U.S.
government agents in
Afghanistan after he was
arrested while attempting to
enter Macedonia for a holiday
Al-Masri, who was born in
Lebanon, has filed a lawsuit
against former CIA director
George Tenet seeking at least
$75,000. The German
parliament is planning to take
up the matter.
This is one of many black
eyes the United States is
getting from Europe because
of so-called "rendition flights"
issue and the growing
controversy about whether
this country condones torture.
Rice's carefully worded
attempt to explain this practice
before she left for Europe
failed to lay it to rest. She
wanted to explain that it was
reserved for hard-core
al-Qaeda leadership thugs who
had escaped criminal justice.
She said the United States
"does not use the airspace or
the airports of any country" to
transport a detainee to "any
country where he or she will
be tortured."
She said: "Detainees may
only be held for an extended
period if the intelligence or
other evidence against them
has been carefully evaluated
and supports a determination
that detention is lawful.".
The dry, legal mumbo

jumbo sounded like loophole
language rather than a
full-throated denial.
Rice's objective on the trip
was winning more European
cooperation in the war on
terrorism, which she
characterized as a "two-way
Increasingly, no one is on
the street but the Americans,
with occasional help from a
few Britons and Eastern
Europeans. Legal authorities
in Germany and France are
laying down their
responsibilities and burdens.
The Europeans say it is
hard to cooperate with a
country that has such low
Reports that the CIA
maintained a network of
secret prisons in Eastern
Europe where detainees may
have been harshly treated,
including the practice of mock
drowning known as
"waterboarding," have ignited
a new round of angry criticism
of the United States by human
rights groups. The European
Union has threatened to throw
countries out of the'
organization if they knowingly
allowed such prison camps to
Several countries have
denied hosting the'sites, which
has narrowed the list of
suspects in what has become a
Western European witch hunt.
It is a sad thing when asso-
ciation with the United States
is not a favorable matter -
particularly for a newly
liberated democracy.
But at least Germany - a
nation not too long out from
darkness - has won'an
explanation from the United
States about the mistreatment
of one of its nationals. That
could be a start.
* John Hall is the senior
Washington correspondent of
Media General News Service.





What travel plans do you

"I plan to stay at
home because of
my health, my age
and I'm on a fixed
income. I'll spend
the holidays with
my brother and
sister who are not
too far away."

Bill Poplin
Lake City, 63

"I'll go to
Hawthorne to be
with my son and
for Christmas."

have for the

James W. Hurst
Lake City, 71

"We will spend
Christmas here because
we are involved in are
First Presbyterian's
Christmas program and
we have family coming.
After Christmas we will
go to the home place in
Charleston, S.C. to visit

Debbie Sheppard
Lake City, 52

"We're staying
home, my
sister-in-law will
be visiting.


Sandra Peoples
Lake City, 64

"We will be
staying in town, all
our family is

Charles Hargrove
Tampa, 49

Amber Robinson
and Cierra Shelton
Lake City, 20 and 4

"Right now I'm
traveling for work
doing repairs on
cement plants -
we'll be in
Newberry next. I'll
be staying home,
in Tampa, for

* Columbia Q&A was compiled by staff
photographer Jennifer Chasteen on Tuesday at
the Dollar General Store on U.S. 90 and Lake
Jeffery Avenue. The opinions expressed are not
necessarily those of the newspaper.


Looking at smoking bans by choice and by fiat

nti-smoking forces
are celebrating two
big victories this
week. The
Washington, D.C.,
city council, by a 12-1 vote, took
the first step toward banning
smoking in bars, restaurants and
other indoor places, giving them
until January 2007 to become
completely smoke-free.
Washington is hardly cutting-
edge - New York, Boston and
Los Angeles have done likewise
- but as the national capital it
does carry some weight, and the
local economy depends heavily

on the hospitality industry. And
there is a chance some
businesses might flee to the
close-in Northern Virginia
suburbs where smoking is largely
The council did create
exemptions for cigar and hookah
bars and hotel rooms.
That last exemption is
interesting because, almost
simultaneously, Westin Hotels
announced that, starting next
month, it was banning all
smoking indoors and at poolside
at its 77 hotels in the United
States, Canada and the

Caribbean. Not only that, guests
who violate the ban by smoking
in their rooms will have a
$200 cleaning fee added to their
The Westin ban is potentially
the'more significant of the two.
As worthwhile as it is, the
Washington ban smacks of
nanny-statism: "We're going to
look out for your welfare whether
you want us to or not."
However, the Westin ban seems
motivated by the marketplace. A
representative of the chain said
92 percent of its customers were
requesting smoke-free rooms and

got upset when they couldn't get
them. Collateral health benefits
aside, catering to 92 percent of
your market is simply good
business. It's a safe bet that other
hotel companies are watching
carefully to see how the Westin
ban works out.
In the war on smoking,
economic choices may well win
more battles than societal
disapproval ever did. Already the
company is pitching the ban on
its Web site: "Westin didn't
discover fresh air, but we're
proud to offer it ..."
* Scripps Howard News Service


U.S. official urges business to

tailor investment to Caribbean

Hispanic Affairs Writer

MIAMI - The Caribbean
Basin is among the United
States' largest trading part-
ners, but U.S. companies are
missing opportunities in the
region's smaller markets, a
U.S. Department of
Commerce official told basin
leaders Wednesday.
The region provided more
than $60 billion in trade with
the United States in 2004,
Undersecretary Frank Lavin
told the more than

500 leaders gathered at the
29th Miami Conference on
the Caribbean Basin.
"That's more trade than
the U.S. has with Russia and
the entire former Soviet
Union combined," he said. "It
more trade than the U.S. has
with Australia, Brazil or even
But Lavin said on an indi-
vidual level, countries still
struggle to get the attention
of U.S. companies.
He urged the private sec-
tor to better tailor business
practices to the range of size

and development in the
"Some might say these
markets are too small or too
poor to merit much atten-
tion," Lavin said, but he
noted that the poorest cities
in the United States have
banks and supermarkets.
"Don't think the whole
world has to behave like the
U.S.," he told reporters.
"These can be fruitful mar-
kets, so U.S. companies need
to develop that sophistication
to adjust."
He also challenged Central

American and Caribbean
leaders to look at areas big
and small to make investment
more efficient - from cus-
toms procedures to the time
it takes to issue a credit card.
Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal
Acevedo-Vila offered his
island as an example of the
success of free trade between
the Caribbean and the United
States and promised to help
guide his neighbors as they
begin to implement the
Central American and
Dominican Republic free
trade agreement.

Cycling lobby wields greater clout

AP Business Writer

Darwin Hindman, the
72-year-old mayor of
Columbia, Mo., is as hard-
core as cycling advocates
come. Every day he rides a
bike to work that is 20 years
old - older than many of the
University of Missouri stu-
dents who live in the city he
Hindman, who has
worked on cycling issues for
many of his 11 years as
mayor, now has an embar-
rassment of riches - help-
ing to figure out how to
spend $25 million in federal
money over the next five
years to improve bicycling
and walking routes in his
Some critics note that

Bill clears path for biking, walking
The $286 billion highway transportation bill signed by President Bush
in August.dedicates $4.5 billion to bicycling and walking projects.

Funding in transportation bill for bicycling and walking
$2.3 million $259 million $2.5 billion
Biking and pedestrian Recreational trails Transportation
information source for Supports construction enhancements
the public of paved and unpaved Bike and pedestri
trails projects, primarily

.. I .

$100 million
Non-motorized pilot
Four communities to get
funds to create walking
and biking networks

$612 million
Safe routes to
New program to make
it safer for children to
walk and bike to school


$1.0 billion
High-priority projects
Designated funding for
745 projects that
improve bicycling and

SOURCE: America Bikes
Columbia and the other Congress. But other
three areas chosen for the jumps in bicycle-rela
experimental program all spending in this year's
had powerful friends in seem to indicate that

- bicycling industry is becom-
ing more effective in its lob-
bying efforts in Washington.
Tim Blumenthal, executive
director of an industry group
called Bikes Belong, esti-
mates that the total amount
of money devoted to cycling
and pedestrian projects could
amount to
$4.5 billion, up sharply from
$2.5 billion spent under in the
previous transportation law.
That's still only 1.6 percent
of the total spending of
$286.5 billion covered in the
bill, but Blumenthal said that
support for cycling programs
is steadily growing in
Washington, especially as
AP people become more con-
big cerned about rising gasoline
.ted prices, traffic congestion,
bill childhood obesity and finding
the ways to exercise more.


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Lionel Tate gets new defense

attorney - Ellis Rubin

Associated Press

MIAMI - An attorney who
has made his career defending
controversial and notorious
clients has taken over the
defense of convicted child
killer Lionel Tate.
Ellis Rubin said Tate's aunt
and mother contacted him
Tuesday and asked him to
assume the 18-year-old's
defense from a public defender
with whom Tate had been
"Nobody has stood up for
Lionel Tate until now," Rubin
said Wednesday. "His mother
is depressed and disappointed.
When I interviewed Lionel, he
wanted my help desperately."
Tate, once the youngest
person in modern U.S. history
sentenced to life in prison, is
on probation for the 1999
killing of 6-year-old Tiffany
Eunick, which happened when
Tate was 12. Defense
attorneys initially claimed he

accidentally killed the girl
while imitating professional
wrestling'moves he saw on
Now 18, Tate is accused of
violating terms of his
probation by allegedly robbing
a pizza delivery man at
gunpoint in May and possess-
ing weapons, either of which
could return him to prison for
His probation. violation
hearing on Monday was post-
poned after Broward County
Circuit Judge Joel Lazarus was
presented with a handwritten
letter claiming Tate was
"hearing voices" and had
contemplated suicide.
In the letter, Tate also
complained that his public
defender, H. Dohn Williams,
"doesn't know my mental con-
dition" even though "I stated to
him before that I was hearing
voices and that I wanted to kill
The judge granted Tate's
request for a psychological

examination and ' set a
competency hearing for
Dec. 19, which will determine
whether Tate is capable of
understanding the charges
against him and the
Rubin said Tate signed the
letter after dictating it to some-
one else. He declined to say
who wrote the letter.
"It was signed by Lionel,
who read it over after it was
written. Every word in there is
sincere," Rubin said. "As is
revealed in the letter, his
biggest fear was being induced
to plead guilty so he would
only get a 30- to 40-year
The family was upset that a
forensic psychologist who
examined Tate at age 13 and a
former legal advocate violated
patient and client privilege
when they spoke about the let-
ter in an article published
Tuesday in The Miami Herald,
Rubin said. In that article, the
psychologist claimed the letter

contained clues that suggested
the teen was faking his mental
Rubin also said he would ask
Lazarus to remove himself
from the case, but declined to
elaborate, saying, "The judge
will tell you."
Lazarus has removed him-
self from a case whenever
Rubin and his co-counsel
.Robert Barrar have asked him
since 1995, Barrar said.
A message Wednesday after-
noon left for Lazarus was not
immediately returned.
A Broward County sheriff's
spokeswoman has said that
Tate has not attempted suicide
while in jail, but he has had dis-
ciplinary problems, including
breaking a jail window in
August after repeatedly
banging on it with his fist.
Last week, Lazarus denied
Tate's request to impose a
media gag order and move the
probation proceedings to a
new location.


Christmas at Disney
This photo provided by Disney shows actor John O'Hurley, (at top,
left) posing with guests on Dec. 2, in the Magic Kingdom in Lake
Buena Vista, during a break in taping the ABC-TV Walt Disney
World Christmas Day Parade. The annual holiday special will air in
the United States on Christmas Day.


James Randall Morehead
James Randall Morehead, age 55
resident of 766 S.W. English Road.

Funeral services will be held Friday,
December 9, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in
the Lake City Second Ward of the

Lake City, died Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Sunday December Day Saints with Vernon Douglas
4, 2005 at his resi- and Bishop George Clemons offi-
dence terminating citing. Burial will follow at Doug-
an extended illness. ' las Cemetery near Lake Butler.
Born November 3, Archer Funeral Home of Lake
1950 in the city Butler is in charge of arrangements.
of Inkster, Michigan, The family will receive friends at
James Randall the funeral home Thursday evening
was the oldest of from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.
three children born
to James and Orba Morehead.
After graduating from Inkster High Mrs. Dorothy Lucille
School in 1968, Randall (called by Adkinson
his family) and James (called by his Mrs. Dorothy Lucille Adkinson of
friends), worked as a Skycap with Miami, FL. passed away from a
American Airlines. At the Detroit long illness at Lake
Metropolitan Airport for several Shore Hospital
years. In 1971 at age 20, he joined in Lake City
the Navy and was stationed in San Peacefully.
Diego, CA. It was there that Randall She was 73, loved &
met Deborah Marie Coleman and admired by Family
they were wed on March 15, 1973. and Friends,
When Randall receied-his Honora-, :Lucille follows' her Husband of 50'
ble Discharge; from servicee in July . a-, (Cluencc William Adkinson,
1974, he started . cr.eer in Civil Parents Ross and Mollie Felton,
Service, the couple settled inSan. 'Brothers, ,Otis_, Dewey & Bobby,
biego, CA. Their family circle was Twin sister Pat White.
completed in 1975 with the addition She is survived by Sons Wayne,
of their daughter Lisa Marie. In Doug & Reid Adkinson, Daughter-
1988 they relocated to Pensacola, in-laws Diane & Ginger Adkinson,
Florida where Randall worked with Grand children & Great-grand chil-
the INavy as a Production Controller dren; She adored them all.
(Aircraft). The family moved to Lucille moved from Miami to Guy-
Lake City, Florida in 1996. In 2000 ton, GA. in 2002. Then recently to
they joined the family of the Mt. Ta- Live Oak, FL, Spending time with
bor A.M.E. Church of Lake City, her boys.
FL. We Love & Miss you;. Rest in
Randall leaves behind his wife De- Peace.
borah of 33 years and Daughter Lisa
Marie of Norfolk, VA. He has two
Grandchildren, Delinique and Mar- Mr. Donald R. Baker
cell. He also leaves behind his Fa- Mr D
their, James Morehead of Lawrenice- Mri Donald R. Baker, 62, resident
ville, GA., a Sister, D'Sena More- of Mississippi, died Dec. 5, 2005 as
head of Lilburn,GA., a Brother, a result of injuries sustained in an
Wayne Morehed of Atlanta, GA.B, automobile accident. Mr. Baker had
Wayne Moreherad of Atlanta, GA. lived here until 1994 then moved to
and Broilier-in-Iiv.. Carl Coleman Mississippi. Mr. Baker loved spend-
of Lake City, along with a host of Mississippi. Mr. Baker loved spend-
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, neph- kids and
ews and friends. Mr. Baker is survived by there sons
Funeral services for James Randall Mr. Baker is sried by three sons
Morehead, will be 11:00 a.m. Satur- Donald R. BakerIII (Aimee), Lake
day, December 10, 2005 at Mt. Ta-
bor A.M.E. Church Rev. R. Joseph D irect C
Rogers, pastor, officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Mt. Tabor
Church Cemetery. The family' will
receive friends on Friday, December $ *
9, 2005 at Cooper Funeral Home,
Chapel from, 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 (Basic services f ,
p.m. within 50 miles, retfigeration, cremations
Arrangements by COOPER FU-
ington Street, Lake City, FL.
Ted L. Guerrv Sr., L.ED. & Bi
3596 South Hlk-l 441 * I
Mr. Daniel Joseph (386) 75
ivr-,.,i,.... u ll 118n

Mc Mr. Daniel Joseph McCullough age
50 of Lake City died 12-5-05. He is
survived by his wife
Nancy , Yvonne
McCullough, mother
in law . Mary
King "Nana", four . .
children,. Can-
dice, Dex, Dallas, ..
Bianca, 2 step-daughters, Tiffany
and Tamara. 5 grandchildren, Kayla,
Destiny, Cierra, Zoey, two brothers,
David and Darryl, two sisters, Lela
Faye and Carolyn. Visitation with
the family will be from 4-7 pm at
the Sherrill-Guerry Funeral
Home in Lake City.

Mrs. Tweedia Regar Ashe
Mrs. Tweedia Regar Ashe, 80, of
Lake City, died Tuesday at the
Health Center of Lake City after an
extended illness. Mrs. Ashe was
born in Union County. She lived all
her life in Union and Columbia
counties. She was a retired uphols-
terer/seamstress and a homemaker.
She was a member of the Lake City
Second Ward of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mrs. Ashe is survived by: Her hus-
band, Jimmie Ashe of Lake City;
one daughter, Avie Ruth Bridgman
of Alexander City, Alabama; Two
sons, Jimmie L. Ashe of Lake But-
ler and Woodroe 0. "Woody" Ashe
of Riverview. Seven grandchildren,
five great-grandchildren and a fami-
ly friend, Don Sanders of River-

City, FL.; Leroy J. Baker (Alberta),
Lake City, FL.; Larry W. Baker
(Lori), Lake City, FL.; three daugh-
ters, Gail Baker (Dan), McCool,
MS.; Mary Young (Chris), St. Au-
gustine, FL.; Tonia Tappen (Kit),
Lake City, FL.; one brother, Bill
Baker (Diane), Lake City, FL.; two
sisters, Mary Bedsen, Virginia; Allis
Anderson, Kentucky; sixteen grand-
children also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Baker will
be conducted at 10:00 AM Friday
December 9, 2005 in the Sherrill-
Guerry Memorial Chapel. Interment
will follow in the Center Hill Ceme-
tery, Trenton, Florida. No visitation
is scheduled. Arrangements are un-
der the direction of SHERRILL-
458 South Marion Avenue, Lake
City, Florida 32025

Jennifer Joy James
Jennifer Joy James, age 35 resident
of '5i N.Wr. Gibs.:.n Lane.
iCa.,i. _ "F . died .~.-~ . ..
:lnrid.,), Decmrnhrer
5, 2005 at her re-i-
dence. -I
Jennifer the beloved -'
daughter r,,
Charlotte and Ltnme.
W. James, was
born September 9, 1970 in Lake
City, Florida in Lake City, Florida.
She was'a graduate of Columbia
High School, Class of 1988. She
earned her Associate degree from
Lake City Community College, and
a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Nursing from Florida International
University, Miami, Florida. She ac-
cepted Christ while attending FIU,
and joined First Baptist Church of
Brownsville located in Miami, FL.
Later she joined Day Springs Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, under the
Pastor at the time Rev. Leo Flem-
ing. She was currently attending
'Sisters Welcome Missionary Baptist
Church where Reverend Major
Franklin is Pastor. She was current-
ly taking classes at Florida State


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University for her Masters Degree.
she was also presently employed at
Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL.
as a Registered Nurse, BSN.
She leaves to cherish her memories:
Her loving parents James and Char-
lotte James, her loving son Zion
James, one sister Nancy James, one
brother Jason James; four Aunts
Sarah Thomas, Jacksonville, FL.,
Willie Lue Darby, Lake City, FL.;
Delores Evans, Dandridge, TN; Le-
nora Taylor, Wadsworth, OH. Six
Uncles: James H. James (Mamie),
Lake City, FL; Charles White (Bet-
ty), Philadelphia, PA.; John White
(Peggy Ann), New Albany, IN; Carl
White (Norma Jean), Louisville,
KY.; Andrew White, Louisville,
KY.; Steven White (Janice), Louis-
ville, KY., and a host of loving, de-
voted great aunts, great uncles,
cousins, and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services for Jennifer Joy
James, will be 2:00 p.m. Sat. De-
cember 10, 2005 at New Day
Spring, Baptist Cliurch. Rev.
George" Fraricis. p. ,.,r. Rev. Lo:.
Flem-riii2. Eulogy. Interment will
follow in the ,Fellowship Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on
Friday, December 9, 2005 at Cooper
Funeral Home, Chapel from 7:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Arrangements by COOPER FU-
NERAL HOME, 251 N.E. Wash-
ington St., Lake City, FL.

Mrs. Bertha E. Graves
Mrs. Bertha E. Graves, 56, of Lake
City passed away early Wednesday
morning, December 7, 2005 at
Shands at AGH in Gainesville. A
native of Homestead, FL, she lived
in Colorado Springs, CO for 5
years, Anchorage, Alaska for 27 and
Ft. White, FL for 10 years prior to

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moving to Lake City in 2002. Mrs.
Graves is the daughter of the late
Oris L. and Lucille Jenkins
Burkett. In her spare time, she en-
joyed cooking, hostessing parties,
spending times with her family and
friends and taking care of older rela-
tives and friends.
Mrs. Graves is survived by her hus-
band, Jack Graves, Lake City, two
sons, Jeff Kosten, Lake City and
Jeff Graves (Jessica), Colorado
Springs, CO, one daughter, Jennifer
Smith (Mark), Colorado Springs,
CO, one brother, Lester Burkett
(Patti), Gainesville, FL, two sisters,
Mary Lois Bostic (Bob), Lake City
and Charlotte Morrison (Richard),
Cocoa Beach, FL. Three grandchil-
dren, Travis and Alyssa Smith and
Ashlyn Graves all of Colorado
Springs, CO also survive.
Memorial services for Mrs. Graves

will be conducted on Saturday, De-
cember 10, 2005 at 1:00 P.M. at
Gateway Forest Lawn Funeral
Home with Rev. Jerry Tyre, pastor
of Evergreen Baptist Church offi-
ciating. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the Haven Hospice,
Lake City Capital Campaign at 618
SW Florida Gateway Drive, Lake
City, FL 32024. Arrangements are
under the direction of the GATE-
AL HOME, 3596 South Hwy 441,
Lake City. 386-752-1954 Please
sign the guestbook at

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* To submit your
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item, contact
S. Michael Manley at
754-0429 or by email
at smanley@
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Holiday Crafting with the
Girl Scouts at LC Mall
Join the Gateway Girl Scouts
Council from 1-3 p.m. Saturday
at the Lake City Mall. Make
Christmas ornaments and
holiday Crafts. Learn about
being a Girl Scout. Free to all
who participate. For more
information, call Mary Check
Cason at 866-231-8573.

Columbia Elementary
chorus to perform
Enjoy the sounds of
Christmas performed by local
elementary pupils at the Lake
City Mall from
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 12th, Tuesday, Dec. 13th
and Wednesday, Dec. 14th. For
more information, call

SVR Mission to offer
Christmas Day dinner
The Suwannee Valley
Rescue Mission will offer a
citywide Christmas Day dinner,
is scheduled for noon-2 p.m.
Dec. 25 at 127 NW Escambia
St., downtown at the Lad Soup
Kitchen. Everyone is invited.
Call 758-2217 for any additional

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 754-4433.

LCCC executive board
to meet Jan. 17
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community Collge
Foundation will meet al 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.

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.
Ave.. ,
* Today: 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:
6-10 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at

LCCC to close
Dec. 19-Jan.2
All Lake City Community
College offices 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 (386)

Student art show
on display at LCCC
The LCCC Student Art Show
is on display in the ALPAC
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.

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
(386) 497-4819 or John Henry
Douglas at (386) 755-3016 ext.

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
(386) 364-8063.

Retirement narty for Ima

Giles Hliday Home Tour Jean Wood is today
coming Dec. 16, 17, 18 Purple Heart organization
f^ ..^^.. . - aIma Jean Wood, a sewing

The Military Order of the
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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. today.
When asked what retirement
meant to her, she said,
"Sleeping as late as I want,
eating what and when I want.
Mostly, just enjoying not being
tied to a job after 32 years."

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 in Lake City
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.
For more information,
contact Ann Opgenorth at
or at 755-6911.

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In R.I., doctor's protest draws attention

to civil commitment for sex offenders

States keeping sex offenders past term
Seventeen states have civil commitment laws that allow them to
commit sex offenders to special institutions when their sentences
end. Rhode Island and New York are trying to use regular health
laws to commit sex offenders to mental hospitals.

States holding sex offenders
past their sentences


SCivil commitment laws
S Trying to use regular health
laws to hold sex offenders

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laska and
waii don

662 ' have these
" laws
495 * Not
- *Not
i Total held Applicable
332 306 311 Discharged/ 282
221 228 235 released 220
67 42 129 82 28 86 10 56
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Ariz. Fla. Iowa Mass. Mo. N.D. S.C. Va Wis.
Calif. Ill. Kan. Minn. N.J. Penn.* Tex,* -Wash.
SOURCE: National Governors Association

Associated Press
When a repeat sex offender
neared parole after serving
S 16 years for raping a boy,
Rhode Island's governor
directed state officials to put
the man in a different institu-
S tion: the state mental hospital.
Dr. Brandon Krupp, who
ran the hospital's psychiatric
S services, opposed the deci-
sion, saying it would not proL
tect the public and could put
other patients at risk. Other
doctors backed him up, argu-
ing the plan would be expen-'
sive and likely ineffective.
When Krupp's protest went
d unheeded, he quit.
"Doctors aren't jailers,"
s Krupp said in an interview
shortly after leaving last
e month. "Hospitals aren't
Krupp's resignation is an
extreme reaction to a growing
problem: No one knows what
to do with potentially danger-
ous sex offenders. About 5 per-
cent of sex offenders commit
AP another sex crime within three
years of their release from
prison, according to the

U.S. Department of Justice.
Other studies show that pro-
portion increases with time.
Seventeen states have laws
that allow detaining sex offend-
ers Who have completed their
prison terms. Governors in
other states also have tried to
use mental health laws to keep
sex offenders in psychiatric
hospitals once their prison
terms end.
New York Gov. George
Pataki used such a law to order
a dozen sex offenders held
when their sentences ended.
Doctors released one after a
psychiatric review last month.
The others remain hospital-
ized while an appeals court
reviews their case.
In Rhode Island's case, Gov.
Don Carcieri asked that Todd
McElroy be committed to the
Eleanor Slater Hospital in
October, shortly before he was
due for parole on a 42-year sen-
tence for kidnapping and rap-
ing a 10-year-old boy. McElroy,
who is schizophrenic and had
been staying in the hospital's
prison unit, mqved to a regular
ward voluntarily and awaits a
court hearing on whether he
will be freed.

Couple accused of caging children spanked

them with a board, made boylive in bathroom

By JOE MILICIA his nose bled."
Associated Press The testimony came in an
effort by the parents, Michael
NORWALK, Ohio - A , and Sharen Gravelle, to regain
couple accused of keeping custody of the children, ages
11 adopted special needs chil- 1 to 14. The youngsters have
dren in cages spanked them health and behavioral
with a board if they got out and problems such as fetal alcohol
forced at least one to live in a"' syndrome and pica, a disorder
bathroom for urinating in his in which children eat dirt.
enclosure, an investigator, Child-wvelfare workers had
testified Wednesday.' heard rumors that the couple
One boy said he had to live kept some of the children in
in the bathroom for about cages two years before the
three months, sleeping in the youngsters were removed
bathtub, as punishment for from the home, said Jo Ellen
going to the bathroom in his Johnson. an investigator for
cage. Huron County sheriff's thu-Huron County Department
Lt. Randy S:rnmmers said o Job and Family Seric, ese .
during a custody hearing. testimony Tuesday.
Sommers said two children Officials tried to follow up on
told him about punishments of. the rumors in 2003, but the
being shoved or being held Gravelles would not cooperate
under water. In' another and a full investigation was
incident, he said a child told of never conducted. The children
"having his, face shoved were finally taken from the
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Johnson visited the home and
examined the chicken-wire
'They were piled one on top
of another. It looked like a
kennel," Johnson said.
The Gravelles have not
been charged. They say they
built enclosures with alarms
where the children could
sleep for their own protection.
Judge Timothy Cardwell
will determine whether the
children were abused or
neglected. If the allegations
are not proved, the Gravelles,
who live near rural Wakeman,
could regain custody.
The Gravelles' attorney,
Kenneth Myers, repeatedly

criticized Johnson's reports
and questioned why the
county suddenly had to
remove the children from the
home two years after hearing
about the cages.
The boy who said he had to
live in the bathroom was
allowed out only for meals,
Sommers said. "He just sat
and watched everybody
outside playing," Sommers
Another time, the boy was
punished for taking peanut
butter from the kitchen,
Sommers said. He was kept in
his cage until he copied the
book of Deuteronomy from
the Bible in long hand, he said.

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Recreation budget gains motion


Efforts to figure out what
the recreation budget should
be for Lake City and
Columbia County took a step
forward at the Lake
City/Columbia County Joint
Recreation Committee
monthly meeting Wednesday
"Ignore the current budg-
et," said committee member
Mike Lee.
Lee suggested the commit-
tee members first concen-
trate on agreeing on which
recreation programs they
wanted to do together. Once
they agree on that, then the
members could figure out
"what would be a fair funding
split," Lee said.

Committee members from
both the city and the county
agreed if there were recre-
ational activities that either
government entity was
already sponsoring separate-
ly, they could continue to do
Committee member Ron
Williams quickly set some
guidelines as to the nature of
joint recreational activities
that he would consider
"I'm against paying for any
adult programs," Williams
said. "We as taxpayers should
not be funding adult sports."
Williams said he had no
problem with providing the
facilities, but that the adults
who participated in the recre-
ational activity should pay the
cost for using those facilities.

FINALISTS: One spot open

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above), felony cases, settling
people's estates, drug and sub-
stance abuse cases; juvenile
cases - both delinquency
and dependency - divorce
cases and Baker Acts (com-
mitting people with mental
The Third Judicial Circuit'
currently has three circuit
judges in Columbia County
and one circuit judge in
Hamilton, Suwannee and
Taylor counties.
Though Columbia County
has the largest populated area


Continued From Page 1A

spread passengers' bags on the
tarmac and let dogs sniff them
for explosives, and bomb squad
members blew up at least two
bags,. I . I
No bomb was found, said
James E. Bauer, agent in charge
of the Federal Air Marshals
field office in Miami. He said
there was no reason to believe
there was any connection to
The concourse where the
shooting took place was shut
down for a half-hour,, but the
rest of the airport continued
operating, officials said.
Federal officials declined to
say how many times Alpizar
was shot, or. reveal how many
air marshals were on the plane..
Mary Gardner, a passenger
aboard the Orlando-bound
flight, told WTVJ-TV in Miami.
that the man ran down the aisle
from the rear of the plane. "He
was frantic, his arms flailing in
the air," she said. She said a
woman followed, shouting, "My
husband! MIy husband!"
Gardner said she heard the
woman say her husband was
bipolar - a mental illness also
known as manic-depression--
and had not had his medication.
Gardner said four to five
shots were fired. She could not
see the shooting.
After the shooting, police
boarded the plane and told the
passengers to put their hands
on their heads, Gardner said.
"It was quite scary," she told
the TV station via a cell phone.
'They wouldn't let you move.
They wouldn't let you get any-
thing out of your bag."
Lucy Argote, 15, from
Codazi, Colombia said police
boarded the plane, kept passen-
gers on for about an hour, then
eventually told them to leave
with their hands behind their
backs - and without taking any
of their possessions. Argote did
not.have her passport when she
and other passengers arrived in
Orlando late Wednesday night,
about seven hours behind
IArgote said Alpizar got up
from his seat and started tun-
ning toward the plane's door,
with his wife yelling in Spanish.,
"Officers told him to stop and
he said no. ... He was running
like a crazy man," Argote said.
Alpizar's brother-in-law,
Steven Buechner, said he was a
native of Costa Rica, and met
Buechner's sister, Anne, when
she was an exchange student
there. Relatives said the couple
had been married about two

in the Third Judicial Circuit,
there is no guarantee the new
circuit judge's office will be in
Lake City.
The Third Judicial Circuit,
which is composed of seven
counties - Columbia,
Hamilton, Dixie, Madison,
Lafayette, Suwannee and
Taylor - has six circuit
judges and seven county

Lee agreed and said the
committee could allocate a
portion of salary for the
recreation director and
indirect costs.
But Williams said since
the director's salary was
already paid, he wanted to
look at having adults pay a
portion of the direct costs for
using the facilities for their
recreational activities,
including lighting.
Currently, the recreation
department takes 30 percent
of what the adult programs
- that include dance class-
es, tennis and scrapbooking
- charge adult participants
with the class instructor
keeping the other
70 percent.
Recreation Director
Roger Little said the

recreation department is
not recovering all its cost on
activities, although he said
it did on clogging, but not
on tennis, which requires
lights and upkeep on the
tennis courts.
"If it isn't breaking even,"
Williams said, "taxpayers
shouldn't pay for it."
Little said when it came to
sports, the recreation depart-
ment was "not figuring in
mowing, lining the (playing)
field and lights."
The reason was those spe-
cific costs are not separate in
the budget and not known.
"Next year, they will
know," Little said. "We'll
track that."
The city started tracking
full costs Oct 1 by assigning
project codes to items.

'They (FDEP) essential-
ly gave us an additional
500,000 gallons a day,"
Cone said.
The consent order also
required the city to' pay a
fine of $500 for operating
above capacity.
The problem is the city
still doesn't know what it
wants to do.
"Do we build a new
plant, expand?" Cone said.

"That's what the consult-
ants are working on. They
need to know what the
service area is going to be
and City Council will have
to decide that."
"I think we're beginning
to bring things together,"
said committee member
Jim Poole. "All of us would
like to move faster but we
can't do that."

Tune up

Columbia High School band members (front row, from left) Josh
Smith, Ernest Perry and Will Ward, along with (back row) Cale
Saucer, Megin Potts and Tim Whiddon practice for the Columbia
High School Christmas Concert, set for 7 p.m. Friday at the
Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex
Auditorium. Admission to the event is free, but donations to help
sponsor the high school's BETA Club party for needy children will
be taken at the door following the event.

FIRE: Protection provided

Continued From Page 1A

began on Oct. 1.
"We would be.four months in
the fiscal year by then," Lee
said. "Would it be unreasonable
to expect that (agreement) at
the Jan. 4 meeting?"
Lee added once the new joint
provisions are in place, the con-
tract could be extended on a
year by year basis.
"It is to our advantage, both
Lake City and Columbia
County, to complete that as
soon as possible," Dale
Williams said.
County officials then reas-
sured city officials that they
wanted to continue to work
together to provide fire service

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This still image made from video and released Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 by IritelCenter, a government
contractor that does support work for the U.S. intelligence community, shows Tom Fox, 54, from
Clearbrook, Va.

Christian activists kidnappers

extend deadline, issue videotape

Coal mine explosion

in northern China

leaves at least 62 dead

Associated Press

BEIJING - An explosion
tore through a coal mine in
northern China on
Wednesday, leaving at least
62 workers dead and anoth-
er 13 missing, the govern-
ment said, the third disaster
in recent weeks involving
scores of miners.
The latest incident high-
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Delegates accept new Red Cross emblem

Associated Press

GENEVA - Delegates to
an international conference
accepted a new Red Cross
emblem Thursday despite

Syrian objections, paving the
way for Israel to join the
humanitarian movement after
.six decades of exclusion.
The 192 signatories of the
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broke down.

Associated Press

Kidnappers extended a dead-
line until Saturday in their
threat to kill four captive peace
activists and posted a video of
two of the hostages wearing
robes and shackled with
The original deadline set by
the group calling itself the
Swords of Righteousness was
Thursday. The extension was
announced in a statement that
accompanied Wednesday's
video, according to Al-Jazeera
and IntelCenter, a government
contractor that does support
work for the U.S. intelligence
Norman Kember, 74, of
London, Tom Fox, 54, of Clear
Brook, Va., and the Canadians
James Loney, 41, and Harmeet
Singh Sooden, 32, were taken
hostage in Baghdad two
!weeks ago.
They were working for the
Christian Peacemaker Teams,
an anti-war group, and are
among seven Westerners who

have been abducted in Iraq
since Nov. 25. The other
hostages are an American, a
German and a Frenchman.
The other American in cap-
tivity was shown Tuesday on a
separate insurgent video
broadcast on Al-Jazeera. On
Wednesday, his brother in the
United States identified the
captive as Ronald Schulz, 40,
an industrial electrician from
"I don't want to get my
brother killed," Ed Schulz
said. "But the fact that he has
blond hair and blue eyes
might get him killed."
The brief videotape of the
Christian peace activists trans-
mitted Wednesday by Al-
Jazeera did not show faces of
the two robed and shackled
figures. However, still photos
provided by IntelCenter
showed the two were Fox and
Kember. The two other
hostages were not shown.
Fox and Kember were
blindfolded, and the stills
appeared to have been made
from a more complete version
of the video that Al-Jazeera

aired. Unlike the civilian cloth-
ing they were wearing in two
earlier videos, this time the
hostages were wearing orange
In the tape, the two captives
made statements condemning
the U.S. and British presence
in Iraq. Both men were
instructed to give their state-
ments twice, which they did
without reading a text because
they were blindfolded, accord-
ing to IntelCenter. As a result,
each man's second statement
was slightly different from his
"I'd like to offer my plea to
the people of America, not the
government of America, a plea
for my release from captivity
and also a plea for a release
from captivity of all the people
of Iraq who are also suffering
the same fate," Fox said in the
transcript, provided by
IntelCenter. "And that is the
occupation of the American
troops and the British troops
which has brought me to this
condition and has brought the
Iraqi people to the condition
they're in."


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Sports Editor
Thursday, December 8, 2005



Mario Sarmento
Phone: 754-0420

Dump BCS

for playoff
Those who
defend the
Series (BCS)
will point out that for the
third time in four years, the
top two teams in college
football will meet to decide
the national championship. Is
the BCS better than the poll
system? Yes. Is it a better
alternative than a full-blown
playoff system? No way.
It's all well and good to see
almost octogenarians Bobby
Bowden and Joe Paterno
lead their teams against each
other in the Orange Bowl.
But what if this was a third-
round playoff game, with the
winner to advance to the
semifinals against, say,
Miami? How much more
excitement would be added
to a game that right now
means very little?
The NCAA is doing not
only itself a disservice by
not adopting a playoff sys-
tem to determine its nation-
al football champion, but it
is also doing disservice to
the millions of fans who sup-
,port their teams and to the
i tud-nt athletes the organi-
Szation claims to protect.
The common thinking is
the NCAA doesn't want to
cut ties with its various
bowls where the sponsors
make money from ticket
sales. If that's the problem,
don't sever those ties.
Instead, let Virginia play
MIinnes-ta in the Music
City Bowl. Just'play that and
other meaningless games
before the playoffs begin.
SImagine, the top 16 teams
vying for the title in a series
of do-or-die games.
According to the BCS stand-
ings this week, the 16th-
ranked team is UCLA and it
would have to play the top-
seeded Trojans. Been there,
done that. Like the NCAA
field of 64, we reserve the
right to select a team we
feel is more deserving. So,
UCL\ and it's 66-19 loss to
ULSC is out, and Florida, the
17th-ranked team, is in.
Other matchups would
be: No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15
Texas Tech, No. 3 Penn
State vs. No. 14 TCU, No. 4
Ohio State vs. No. 13
Alabama, No. 5 Oregon vs.
No. 12 LSU, No. 6 Notre
Dame vs. No. 11 West
Virginia, No. 7 Georgia vs.
No. 10. Virginia Tech and
No. 8 Miami vs. No. 9
Auburn. FSU has too many
losses to play for the title.
Each of the first-round
games would be played at
the home stadiums of the
higher seed, with the win-
ners advancing to a game
at a stadium nearest the
higher seed. Eventually, we
would get to the national
semifinals, to be played at
the Sugar and Orange
Bowls, then to the national
championship at the Rose
Bowl. The title game would
alternate bowls each year.
Cut the regular season
down to 10 games. Start
the season earlier if need
be, and eliminate
conference championship
games. Just something to
think about as you prepare
to watch UTEP play Toledo
in the always exciting
GMAC Bowl on Dec. 21.
* Mario Sarmento covers

sports for the Lake City

Kamback goal lifts CHS to victory

Columbia High girls win
first weightliftingmeet of
the year against Buchholz.
From staff reports

The Columbia High boys soccer
team scored its only goal in the last
minute-and-a-half to defeat Eastisde
High 1-0 on Wednesday.
"Our finishing once again was a
problem," Coach Trevor Tyler said.

"We seemed not to hit the goal. Nic
Nyssen again was the main attack."
To complement Nyssen, Tyler
moved Charles Kamback to an attack-
ing position, where he got the ball
from Chris Mullen in front of the net
for the game's only goal.
The Tigers had 30 shots on goal on
the night.
Tyler praised the play of J. Ben
Parker, who marked Eastside's most
dangerous scorer, as well as the rest of
his defense: David Wester, Brad

Rigdon and Brad Witt.
Tyler added that goalie Jordan
Akins made "five tremendous saves,"
including one on a set play where
Akins had to dive to stop a bending
ball that curved around the CHS wall.
Columbia (5-4-2) hosts Leesburg
High at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Columbia weightlifting
The Columbia High girls weightlift-
ing team won its first meet on

Wednesday, 44-41 against Buchholz
"It was outstanding," Coach Mitch
Shoup said. "Our girls lifted hard with
a good result. A lot of our totals were
higher than at practice."
Alisa Ring won the Unlimited class
with a 130 bench, 160 clean-and-jerk
and 290 total. Jolene Hill won the 183-
pound weight class with a 240 total
(115 bench, 125 clean-and-jerk).
PREP continued on 4B

Going for two

LCMS boys soccer
team looks to
repeat in tourney.
msarmento@lakecityreporter. corn

The Lake City Middle
School girls soccer team won
their tournament last week,
now it's the boys' turn.
The Falcons are hosting their
annual tournament at the
Columbia Youth Soccer
Association (CYSA) fields on
Saturday. Six teams will com-
pete with LCMS for the title:
The Fort White High middle
school soccer team, Richardson
Middle School, Suwannee
Middle School, Green Cove
Springs Junior High, Lake
Asbury Junior High and
Lakeside Juwnir Hiyh.
Play begins at 9:45 a.m. with
Richardson taking on Fort
White. Because one of the
teams dropped out before the
tournament began, Lake City
has a first-round bye and will
play the winner of Richardson
and Fort White at 12:30 p.m.
"I think we're going to win,"
LCMS coach Mark Adamson
said. "I think we're going to
meet Lakeside in and
it's going to be tough. But it's
our home field, it's our

Lakeside and LCMS have
tied twice this season, 1-1 and
3-3, and Adamson said, "We
have a really friendly
competition with them."
The Falcons are 6-2-2 so far
this season, and the only team
that defeated them that will be
in the tournament is Green
Cove Springs - "but that was
our first game of the season,
and we weren't ready,"
Adamson said.
The Falcons are returning
eight players from last year's
team that won the tournament
for the first time in five sea-
sons. Key players to watch
include strikers Hunter Tilton
and Chase Stamper, midfield-
ers Chris and Geoff Beardsley
and goalie Cameron Harper.
Admission for the all-day
event is $5 and full conces-
sions will be provided.; The
championship game is sched-
uled for 4 p.m. Lee Minson
and Todd Widergren are the
tournament directors.
As for feeling the pressure
after the girls' win last week,
Adamson said his boys are
catching more than a little heat
'Totally," he said. "The girls
have already started ribbing
and putting pressure on the
guys. They know it, they feel

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Lake City Middle School soccer player Jimmy Blakely (left) kicks off to Chase Stamper (right) during
practice on Wednesday. The Falcons will be hosting a soccer tournament at the CYSA fields on

Bush, Young, Leinart are

Heisman Trophy finalists

The award will be
presented to the
winner on Saturday.
Associated Press

Heisman Trophy competition
is a three-man race - just as
it's been all season.
Reggie Bush and Matt
Leinart of Southern California
will be back in New York on
Saturday, along with Texas
quarterback Vince Young,
when the Heisman Trophy is
awarded to the nation's best
college football player.
The Downtown Athletic
Club, which hands out the
sport's most prestigious indi-
vidual award, invited
Wednesday only those three
players to the presentation

Southern California's Reggie
Bush was one of three finalists
invited to the Heisman Trophy
ceremony on Saturday.
Last season, five players
attended the Heisman cere-
mony and Leinart won it.

Since 1999, either four or five
finalists have been invited to
New York.
Bush, Leinart and Young
have been the front-runners
since the preseason, and
they've been jockeying for
position all year.
The two USC stars said
they were proud to be return-
ing to the ceremony.
"It was a a great experience
last year, seeing Matt win it,"
said Bush, who finished fifth
in the 2004 voting.
Leinart said, "It's a great
honor to be invited as a
Heisman finalist again. I look
forward to returning to New
York with Reggie, and congratu-
lations to Vince Young as well."
Bush emerged as the
favorite in the past three
weeks with two enormous
games. The 200-pound
HEISMAN continued on 4B

Seminoles rout Texas Southern

Florida State hits a
season-high 13
Associated Press

Rich had 15 points and a
career-high 11 rebounds, and
Al Thornton added 15 points
to help Florida State defeat

Texas Southern 90-59 on
Wednesday night.
Jerel Allen had a season-
high 14 points and was 4-for-6
from 3-point range for the
Seminoles (5-1), who closed
the game on a 33-10 run.
Andrew Wilson scored
11 points, while Isaiah Swann
and Ralph Mims adding
10 apiece for Florida State.
Jacques Jones' bank shot

with 11:19 left drew Texas
Southern (1-7) within 67-49,
but his team managed only
two more field goals. Ike
Count and Jones each had
13 points for the Tigers, with
Jones getting a game-high
12 rebounds.
Florida State had a season-
high 13 3-pointers, and turned
23 Texas Southern turnovers
into 25 points.

NASCAR agrees to

four-network deal

TNT will televise
races starting in '07.
Associated Press

Race fans, start your clickers.
And make sure the TV
listings are handy.
Beginning in 2007,
NASCAR viewers will need
both to navigate their way
through a 36-race
television schedule.
NASCAR agreed
to an eight-year,
$4.48 billion televi-
sion deal
Wednesday that
will split its sched-
ule among five net-
works beginning in 2007.
The 36 events will be aired on
Fox, ABC/ESPN and TNT,
and the annual all-star race
will be on Speed Channel.
Although the actual races
will have scheduling continu-
ity, the remainder of the
weekend programming -
qualifying, practices and the
Busch Series - will be
spread out all over the dial in
deals that run through the
2014 season.
'This is a major accom-
plishment for the NASCAR
drivers, teams and track
operators that have made
this sport what it is today,"
chairman Brian France said.
"The new broadcast partner-
ship is also good for the fans,
because they will have so

much more NASCAR content
from a variety of media and
new media sources."
Marc Ganis, a sports mar-
keter who heads Chicago's
Sportscorp Ltd., dismissed a
suggestion that the multitude
of networks could prove
confusing to viewers.
"NASCAR is sufficiently
attractive to audiences that
they will look for where the
races are from week to
week," he said.
Under the new deal, Fox


gets the Daytona
500 and the 12
races that follow,
TNT gets a six-
event stretch over
the summer, and
ABC/ESPN closes
out the schedule
with 17 races -

including all 10 Chase for the
championship events.
The deal marks a return to
the sport for ABC/ESPN and
the furthering of a long-term
relationship for TNT.
ABC/ESPN had been shut
out of the last TV contract, a
six-year, $2.8 billion deal that
began in 2001 and split the
schedule among Fox, NBC
and the network's sister sta-
tions. When NBC declined to
extend its contract with
NASCAR, it opened the door
for the networks, owned by
The Walt Disney Co., to
ABC was one of the first
networks to televise stock car
racing in the 1960s, and
ESPN introduced flag-to-flag
race telecasts in the 1980s.

Section B

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TV Sports

7 p.m.
ESPN - Home Depot Awards Show, at
9 a.m.
TGC - European PGA Tour, Dunhill
Championship, first round, at Malelane, South
Africa (same-day tape)
3 p.m.
USA - PGATourTargetWorld Challenge,
first round, atThousand Oaks, Calif.
9 p.m.
ESPN - Georgetown at Illinois
ESPN2 - Massachusetts at Connecticut
8 p.m.
TNT--Washington at Indiana
10:30 p.m.
TNT - Houston at Sacramento
7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 - Dunbar, Ohio vs. Lawrence
North, Ind., at Indianapolis
ESPN2 - PRCA, National Finals, seventh
round, at Las Vegas (same-day tape)


NFL games

Sunday's Games
Oakland at N.Y. ets, I p.m.
Houston at Tennessee, 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 at Arizona, 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's Game
New Orleans at Atlanta, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Tampa Bay at New England, 1:30 p.m.
Kansas City at N.Y. Giants, 5 p.m.
Denver at Buffalo, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18
N.Y. Jets at Miami, I p.m.
Arizona at Houston, I p.m.
Seattle atTennessee, I p.m.
San Diego at Indianapolis, I p.m.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, I p.m.
Carolina vs. New Orleans at Baton Rouge,
La., I p.m.
San Francisco at Jacksonville, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
Ci. eland t Oklnd. d 4 05 pm
Dallas aftWashington, 4:15 p.m.
SAtlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
S Monday, Dec. 19
Green Bay at Baltimore, 9 p.m.

College playoffs

Northern Iowa (10-3) at Texas State
(11 -2), 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
Furman (11-2) atAppalachian State (10-3),
Friday, Dec. 16
At Finley Stadium/Davenport Field
Northern Iowa-Texas St. winner vs.
Furman-Appalachian St. winner, 8 p.m.
At BralyMunicipal Stadium
Northwest Missouri State (11-3) vs. Grand
Valley State (12-0),4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Rowan (I1-1) at 'Mount Union, Ohio
(12-1), Noon
Wesley (12-1) at Wisconsin-Whitewater
(13-0), I p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Stagg Bowl
At Salem Stadium
Wisconsin-Whitewater-Wesley winner vs.
Mount Union, Ohio-Rowan winner, I p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17

At Jim Carroll Stadium
Hardin County,Tenn.
St. Francis, Ind. (13-0) vs. Carroll, Mont.
(13-0), I p.m.


NBA standings




San An
New I

Atlantic Division
W L Pct
ersey 8 9 .471
elphia 8 II .421
n 7 10 .412
York 6 II .353
to 3 17 .150
Southeast Division
W L Pct
10 8 .556
ngton 8 8 .500
do 7 II .389
otte 5 14 .263
a 2 15 .118
Central Division
W L Pct
it 13 2 .867
and II 6 .647
a 10 7 .588
ukee 10 7 .588
go 9 8 .529
Southwest Division
W L Pct
ntonio 14 3 .824
13 5 .722
his 13 5 .722
Orleans 8 9' .471
on 5 12 .294
Northwest Division


L.A. Clippers
Golden State
LA. Lakers

10 6
10 9
8 9
7 11
5 12
Pacific Division
12 5
11 5
12 6
9 9
7 II

Tuesday's Games
Washington 119,Toronto III, OT
Dallas 84, Indiana 75
L.A. Lakers II I, Milwaukee 92
Memphis 89, New Orleans 73
Houston 91, Boston 73
Denver 125,Atlanta 116
Phoenix 130, Portland 85
NewYork 104,Seattle 101
Cleveland 102, Sacramento 97
Wednesday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Chicago 102, Orlando 93
L.A. Lakers 102,Toronto 91
Milwaukee 88, Philadelphia 85
New Jersey 97, Charlotte 84
Boston at New Orleans (n)
Atlanta at Utah (n)
Miami at San Antonio (n)
Minnesota at Portland (n)
Phoenix at Goldep State (n)
New York at L.A. Clippers (n)
Today's Games
Washington at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Houston at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.
Friday's Games
Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Denver at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.n.
Boston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Seattle at Utah, 9 p.m.
NewYork at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m.
Detroit at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Top 25 schedule

No. 19 George Washington vs. Florida
International, 7:30 p.m.
No. 3 Connecticut vs. Massachusetts at the
Ha frCivic Center, 9 p.m.
No. II vniss. Georgetown, 9 p.m.
SNo.9 Gonzaga vs.Washington State,9 p.m.
No. 24 Arizona vs. Northern Arizona,
9:30 p.m.
Friday's Games
No. 10 Florida vs. Bethune-Cookman,
8:30 p.m.
No. 12 Iowa at Iowa State, 8 p.m.
Saturday's Games
No. I Duke vs. No. 2 Texas at Continental
AirlinesArena, 1:30 p.m.
No. 4Villanova vs. Longwood, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Louisville vs.Akron, I p.m.
No. 7 Memphis at Providence, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. Coppin State, 4 p.m.
No. 9 Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State at Key
Arena, 4 p.m.
No. II Illinois vs. Oregon at the Rose
Garden, 8 p.m.
No. 13 Washington vs. New Mexico at
Arrowhead Pond, 3 p.m.

No. 14 Michigan State vs.Wichita State at
The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Indiana at the
RCA Dome, 3:45 p.m.
No. 16 UCLA vs. No. 17 Nevada at
Arrowhead Pond, 5:30 p.m.
No. 19 George Washington at Morgan
State, 7 p.m.
No. 22 Alabama at Temple, 5 p.m.
No. 24 Arizona vs. Saint Mary's, Calif.,
2 p.m.
No. 25 N.C. State vs.Appalachian State at
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C., 2 p.m.

College scores

Boston U. 72, Harvard 63
Florida 87, Providence 77
Lafayette 89, St. Francis, NY 81, OT
Michigan St 77, Boston College 70
New Hampshire 71, Robert Morris 65
Ohio 69, Marist 63
Rhode Island 78, Manhattan 69
Saint Joseph's 70, Kansas 67
Temple 60, Princeton 47
Villanova 79, Bucknell 60
Wagner 83, Columbia 71
Buffalo 66, Liberty 53
Chattanooga 69, Creighton 65
Clemson 62,Wofford 60
Hampton 73, Radford 69
Kentucky 73, Georgia St. 46
South Florida 77, Stetson 52
Tennessee 89,Appalachian St. 81
UNC-Greensboro 78, East Carolina 70
W, Kentucky 84, Evansville 77
Butler 70, Bradley 60
DePaul 70, UAB 66
Illinois St 65, IPFW 36
Indiana St. 72, Indiana 67
Loyola of Chicago 73,W. Illinois 63
Miami (Ohio) 78, Oakland, Mich. 66
N. Iowa 67, Iowa 63, OT
Purdue 69, Chicago St. 56
Arkansas 73,Texas St. 67
Lamar 97, Louisiana College 68
Texas A&M 72, North Texas 70
California 82, San Diego St. 64
Hawaii 78, UNLV 72
Montana 79, Loyola Marymount 61
Montana St. 78, Carroll, Mont. 75
San Diego 94, UC Riverside 67
Tulsa 63, N.Arizona 58
Utah Valley St. 68,Weber St. 49
Wichita St 75, San Francisco 67


NHL games

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
San Jose 5,Atlanta 3
Carolina 6,Anaheim 2
Wednesday's Games
Nashville 5,Washington 2
Calgary 4, New Jersey I
N.Y. Rangers at Chicago (n)
Florida at Dallas (n)
Boston at Colorado (n)
Today's Games
Anaheim at Buffalo, 7 pm.
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.
Friday's Games
Detroit atWashington, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Colorado at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa atVancouver, 10 p.m.

JV Tigers off to 3-2 start

From staff reports

Columbia High's boys bas-
ketball team improved to
3-2 with a come-from-behind
win over Gainesville High on
Tuesday. The Tigers trailed
by eight points at the end of
the third quarter, then roared
back for a 44-41 win.
Dontae Davis led the
charge with 14 of his
23 points and four of his five
3-pointers in the fourth
quarter. Tim Fleming hit two
treys and scored eight points.
Anthony McCray also scored
eight points and Matt Jerry
hit five free throws.

The Tigers opened the sea-
son with a 56-33 win at
Suwannee High on Nov. 22,
but lost 65-40 at Eastside
High on Nov. 30. At home last
week, the Tigers lost to Baker
County High, 53-49, on
Friday, and beat Lake Weir
High, 47-34, on Saturday.
Davis led Columbia with
21 points and three 3-pointers
against Lake Weir. Jerry
scored nine points and
Fleming scored seven. Joe
Bradshaw and Alex Carswell
each scored four points and
McCray scored two.
Against Baker County,
Davis scored 14 points and

McCray scored 10. Bradshaw
scored eight points and both
Fleming and Jerry scored
seven. Carswell kicked in
three points.
Jerry led against Eastside
with 14 points and Davis had
10. Carswell scored five
points, with four from Matt
Dew, two each from Mitchell
Herring, McCray and Fleming
and one from Bradshaw.
Davis poured in 20 points
against the Bulldogs and
McCray had 10. Carswell
scored nine points and Jerry
added eight. Bradshaw hit
five points and Fleming
scored four.


Sox cut


Associated Press

DALLAS - The Chicago
White Sox cut ties with slug-
ger Frank Thomas, refusing
Wednesday to offer salary
arbitration to the two-time
American League MVP
The World Series champi-
ons also offer arbi-
tration to designated hitter
Carl Everett and backup
catcher Raul Casanova.
Players who became free
agents and weren't offered
arbitration can't re-sign with
their former clubs until May 1.
Players offered arbitra-
tion have. until Dec. 19 to
accept and can re-sign
through Jan. 8.
Chicago's decision to let
Thomas go was not a sur-
prise. The White Sox
re-signed first baseman Paul
Konerko, agreeing last
week to a $60 million, five-
year contract, and acquired
Jim Thome, who figures to
become the designated hit-
ter, in a swap. with
Philadelphia . for center
fielder Aaron Rowand.
Hobbled by leg injuries
for the second straight sea-
son, the 37-year-old Thomas
hit .219 with 12 homers and
26 RBIs in 34 games.

From staff reports

Lake City's boys basketball
team improved to 5-0 with a
56-40 home win over Lakeside
on Dec. 1 and a 44-29 road win
at Green Cove Springs on
In the Lakeside game, the
Falcons had a trio with
16 points apiece - Dexter
Dye, Jordan Kirby and
Marquis Morgan. Morgan
also pulled down 11 rebounds.
Ian Benjamin scored four
points and both Chris Dickey
and Tyler Johns scored two.
Benjamin led the scoring
against Green Cove Springs
with 11 points. Kirby scored
nine points and both Dye and
Morgan had eight. Dickey
contributed four points, with
two each from Peyton
Cleveland and Johns.

Wolves soccer

Richardson's girls soccer
team is at .500 nine game into
the season, with a record of
4-4-1. The boys are 2-7.
The Lady Wolves have a
pair of 3-0 wins over Fort
White and beat Yulee 8-0.'
Yulee forfeited the second
game. Richardson tied
Callahan 2-2.
The losses have come
against Fernandina Beach
(8-0), Suwannee (2-0), Lake
City (7-0) and Callahan (1-0).
Claire Russell scored two
goals against Fort White in
game one and one against
Yulee. Chelsey Waters had a
hat trick against Yulee, two
goals in the second Fort

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Leslie Wood scored one
goal against Yulee and one
against Callahan. Donna
Turman scored two goals
against Yulee. Tina Godbolt
(Fort White game), Erika
Hall (Yulee) and Bethany
Estevez (Fort White) also
have scored goals.
In the Yulee game, keeper
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touch the ball. Paul had five
saves against Fernandina
Beach. Hall had one defensive
save against Fernandina
Beach and three in the first
Fort White game.
Both of the wins for
Richardson's boys have been
against Yulee, 3-0 and a
forfeit. Corey Thomas,
Grayson Housch and Edwin
Henry scored the goals in the
Robert Martin scored in a
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loss to Fort White, Zachary
Johnson scored with an assist
from Henry. Corey Waller
kept it close with 11 saves,
including crucial saves back
to back.
Waller made 35 saves in the
7-0 loss to Fernandina. Other
losses have been to Fort
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Lake City (4-0) and Callahan
(8-0). Waller had 47 saves in
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Senior Fishing Tour is about

kicking bass, taking names

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most 50-year olds may be
peeking around the corner
towards retirement, bass
anglers around that age are
sharpening their hooks to
compete in the Bass
Champions Senior Tour.
The Bass Champions
Senior Tour is a tournament
trail for anglers who've
become 50 years old, but still
want to fish competitively on
the weekends.
David Simms is the tour
director and Foy Underwood,
is the tournament director for
the trail.
"We took over three years
ago in the 2003 season,"
Underwood said of the 17-
year-old tournament trail. "We
had been fishing this trail and
working with them -since
about 1992."
The Bass Champions
Senior Tour has six divisions
and anglers can fish in any of
the division competitions that
take place on a variety lakes
around the state. The lakes
are: Lake Talquin, Orange-
Lochloosa, the Harris Chain
of lakes, West Lake Toho, the
Winter Haven Chain of lakes
and Lake Istokpoga. Anglers
fish from safe-light until 3 p.m.
duringthe events.
"It's a team trail where one
member of the team must be
50 years old or older, as of
Sept. 30, 2006," Underwood
said. "The tournaments, Lake
Orange and Lake Talquin, are
on Sunday and the others are
on Fridays"

Orange-Lochloosa tourney Sundays

Launch Site - Marjorie K. Rawlings Park

N Tournament dates:
- Dec. I I
-Jan. 22
- Feb. 26
- March 12
- April 23
-June 11
- July 30

The Senior Bass
Champions Classic takes
place Sept. 14-15 at a lake
to be determined another

The tournament season is
scheduled to take place from
November - July.
Anglers who compete on
the tournament trail will fish
towards The Classic, the end
of the season championship,
which will take place Sept. 14-
15 at a lake to be determined
"We are guarantying a
$10,000 first-place pay-back at
the Classic," Underwood said.
The entry fees for the tour-
nament trail are $115 per team,
which includes a $10 fee for
the big bass pot. There is also
a $30 year membership fee.
"Attendance at Orange-
Lochloosa has been good,"
Underwood said. "I'm expect-
ing a minimum of 20-25 boats
at (Lake) Orange this week-
.He said there has been lots
of participation at the fishing
"Some of the guys really
like the Friday tournaments

* Entry fees
Entry fees are $1 15 per
team and a 80 percent
pay-back.To qualify for the
Classic, anglers have to
compete in six
tournaments in a division
or eight tournaments in
any combination.There is
a $250 entry fee for the
Classic which has a
first-place $10,000 cash
prize, regardless of the
number of boats.

because there's not as much
boat traffic on the lakes," he
said. "With our age factor,
we've got several father-son
teams fishing. It's a good, fam-
ily tournament trail and we
have several husband and
wife teams. We even had a
grandfather-grandson team
According to Underwood,
the concept of a senior fishing
bass fishing tour is not new
and has, been around for
'"There's been a senior trail
around for years," he said. "It
seemed like a good idea to
have a senior tour. There are a
lot of retired people in Florida
that can fish seven days if they
wanted to."
For additional information
about the Bass Champions
Senior Tour, call Underwood
at visit www.basschampionsse-
niortourcom or contact
Underwood at 1-800-416-4451
or (352) 694-6272.

Okefenokee annual 'Christmas

on Chesser Island' is Saturday

From staff reports

The Okefenokee. Wildlife
Refuge will host its annual
"Christmas on Chesser Island"
from 6-8,p.m. on Saturday.
The event' begins with
hayrides along Swamp -Island
Drive and a holiday crafts booth,
at the Chesser Island
Homestead, which will be
adorned with luminaries and





From staff reports

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is start-
ing the Youth Hunting
Program of Florida.
The program is designed to
bring young people who are
interested in learning about
hunting together with volun-
teer hunters that lead the
youth hunts.
Information about the pro-
gram can be found at
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traditional holiday decorations.
Free refreshments of home-
made cookies, hot chocolate
and cider will be provided. At
7 p.m., a special swamp version
of the holiday tale, "Twas the
Night Before Christmas" will be
presented by refuge staff and
volunteers. The Roddenberry
sisters, a Charlton County
favorite, will perform traditional
holiday songs.

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one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.


The event is free, however,
there is a $5 per vehicle to
enter the refuge before 3 p.m.
The event may be canceled
due to inclement weather. The
refuge is located eight miles
southwest of Folkston, Ga., off
Highway 121/23.
For more information, con-
tract the Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
at (912) 496-7836.

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to form the surprise answer, as
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Audubon to host its annual

Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 17



From staff reports

The Four Rivers Audubon
Society calls upon volunteers
in North Florida and South
Georgia to join birders across
the western hemisphere and
participate in Audubon's
longest-running wintertime
tradition, the annual
Christmas Bird Count
(CBC), to take place on
Dec. 17 in Hamilton County.
Counts are open to birders of
all skill levels.
This year, more than 2,000
individual counts are sched-
uled to take place throughout
the Americas from Dec. 14-
Jan. 5.
"Having fun while birding
can yield important results
that affect bird conserva-
tion," said Geoff LeBaron,
National Audubon's
Christmas Bird Count
"Audubon and our part-
ners at the Patuxent Wildlife

Research Center and the
Boreal Species Initiative are
analyzing data from the over-
all CBC database, and using
the results they find to devel-
op Audubon's 'State of the
Birds' report.
'These important results
will be reflected in 2006 in
our 'State of the Birds' water-
birds report, and inform the
Audubon WatchList, which
is used to prioritize
Audubon's bird conserva-
tion activities."
The CBC began more than
a century ago when 27 con-
servationists in 25 localities,
led by scientist and writer
Frank Chapman, changed
the course of ornithological
On Christmas Day in 1900,
the small group posed an
alternative to the "side hunt,"
a Christmas Day activity in
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see who could shoot the
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Tournament champions
The Lake City Rangers were the champions of the Rookie League Division at the Fort White Fall Ball
Tournament on Nov. 18-20. Team members are (front row, from left) Tyler Morgan, Noah Sapp,
Keegan Reynolds and Eddie Hathaway. Second row (from left) are Jared Scott, Lucas Bedenbaugh,
Tyler Boris, Timmy Pierce, Troy Brinkley, Michael Woods, Jake Bates, Logan Bedenbaugh and Hunter
Koon. Back row coaches (from left) are Ben Scott, Mark Boris, Ken Hathaway, Jason Bates and
Corbett Reynolds.

Hoop Shoot winners advance

From staff reports

The 2005 Elks Hoop Shoot
finals were conducted at the
Columbia High gym on
Tigers head coach Trey
Hosford coordinated the
event, which is sponsored on
the local level by Elks Lodge
No. 893.
Competition began at all
public elementary and middle
schools in the county.and the
age group winners from each
school gathered at Columbia.
Winners advance to district

competition in Live Oak in
School winners and overall
champions follow by age
* 8-9 Girls: Champion -
Rykia Jackson; Tyshera
Brown, Ashton Young and
Lyric Boyd;
* 8-9 Boys: Champion -
Alec Peavey; Dennis
Minshew, Samuel Paul, Tyler
Reed and Timothy Mallard;
* 10-11 Girls: Champion -
Saporsha Smith; Aja Newton,
Shana Robinson, Brittney
Taylor, Erin Porter, Malia Pua,

Holliane Dohrn, Nicole
Pursifull, Charnelle Ford and
Lauren Eaker;
* 10-11 Boys: Champion -
Rico Karney; Dylan Perkins,
Rashae Bradley, Rudy Pachas,
Terry Calloway and Nathan
* 12-13 Girls: Champion -
Shaniqua Henry; Cheryl
Price, Da'Brea Hill, Jennifer
Wilson and Amber Hucks;
* 12-13 Boys: Champion -
Blake King; Johnny Phillips,
Garrett Morrison, Travis
Gonzalez and Mackenzie

Change of dates for Tiger Pitching Camp

From staff reports

The dates for the Tiger
Pitching Camp featuring pro-
fessional player Michael
Kirkman have been changed.
The new camp dates are

Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 26-27 at
Columbia High. The original
dates were before school
would be out for Christmas.
The camp is for players
ages 9-14. Cost is $150 and is
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Astros cut Clemens loose

Associated Press

DALLAS - Roger
Clemens came out of retire-
ment and helped his home-
town Houston Astros reach
their first World Series. Now
that he's pondering his future
again, they won't wait for his
With Clemens uncertain
whether he will pitch again or
retire after two years in
Houston and 22 overall, the

Astros declined to offer
salary arbitration on
Wednesday. The move means
the seven-time Cy Young
Award winner can't re-sign
with the National League
champions before May 1.
"We've had two great
years, and they were special
years," general manager Tim
Purpura said. 'The fact of the
matter is Roger's 43 years old
... we're not talking about
somebody in the middle of a
great career. We're talking

about somebody who's at the
end of a great career."
Still, Purpura calls it "one
of the more gut-wrenching,
difficult decisions" the Astros
have had to -make.
"We expected this because
we talked a great deal about
this," said Clemens' agent,
Randy Hendricks. "It's no
The Astros didn't want to
risk going to salary arbitra-
tion while they awaited his
decision whether to play.

HEISMAN: Leinart looks for two straight

Continued From Page 1B
speedster had 513 all-purpose
yards in a 50-42 victory over
Fresno State and he rushed
for 260 yards and two touch-
downs in a 66-19 victory over
UCLA, which completed a
perfect regular season for the
Trojans (12-0).
Bush has rushed for a
career-high 1,658 yards, aver-
aging 8.9 per carry, and
scored 18 touchdowns.
The junior would be the
first running back to win the

award since Wisconsin run-
ning back Ron Dayne in '99.
The last five winners have
been quarterbacks.
Leinart is having an even
better season this year than
last, when he became the
sixth USC player to win the
Heisman, and second Trojans
quarterback in three years.
Carson Palmer won as a
senior in 2002. Four USC tail-
backs have won the Heisman
- Mike Garrett (1965), O.J.

Simpson ('68), Charles White
('79) and Marcus Allen ('81).
Leinart passed up a chance
to become the No. 1 pick in
the NFL draft to return to
USC for his senior year, and
threw for 3,450 yards and
27 touchdowns. The left-han-
der is 37-1 in three years as a
starter and could become the
second player to win two
Heismans, joining Ohio State
running back Archie Griffin,
who won in 1974 and '75.

PREP: Five Lady Tigers win classes

Continued From Page 1B
Tiffany Watson triumphed in
the 169s with a 200 total
(85-115), Kori Drake won the
154s with a 215 total (100-115)
and Ashley Stalnaker took the
110s with a 165 (85-80).
The Tigers had 25 lifters at
the meet, and CHS (1-0) takes
on Fort White High in a meet
that was rescheduled from
Monday at 4:30 p.m. on

Fort White basketball
The Fort White High bas-
ketball team lost its last two
games, 75-62 to Williston
High on Tuesday and 60-47 to
Trenton High on Monday.
Ollie James led the Indians
with 20 points and

11 rebounds against the Red
Devils. Antwan Ruise scored
14 and pulled down 11
rebounds. Owen McFadden
scored 11 points, had nine
rebounds and four assists.
Jared Gilmer scored eight,
Donald Lewis four, Jeremy
Harrell three and Rodney
Epps two.
Against Trenton, James
scored 11, McFadden added
eight and Ruise seven.
Fort White (3-3) plays a
quad match at Branford High
at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Columbia wrestling
Columbia's wrestling team
placed second in the Baker
County High Wildcat Duals

tournament in Glen St. Mary
on Friday. The 3-1 mark
raised the Tigers' record to
Michael Burrus
(103-pound weight division),
Chris Dahlbeck (125), Greg
Poole (145) and Bryan
Huggins (160) each was 4-0 in
the tournament.
Matt Bohannon (140),
Brandin Richards (171),
Lewis Sharp (189) and Brady
Dicks (215) were 3-1.
Chris Hunt (112), Jeff
Kennedy (135) and Eric Ball
(152) were 2-2, while Hunter
Rose (119) was 1-3.
Columbia is competing in
the Capital City Classic on
Saturday in Tallahassee. The
tournament begins at 10 a.m.

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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Take care of pending
problems. You are in the dri-
ver's seat today and can make
gains that were impossible in
the past. Money should be
your focus and terminating any *
legal problems your goal.

TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Do something to boost
your morale. Socializing will
bring good results and possibly
a new connection that will
develop into a worthwhile
endeavor. Helping children will
be rewarding. -****
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): If too many people are
asking for too much, learn to
say no or forget about getting
ahead yourself. Emotional mat-
ters will escalate if you can't be
firm and back away to, give
yourself a breather. **
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Size up your situation,
and do whatever it takes to get
what you want. You are in a
high cycle regarding
partnerships. Put greater
emphasis on dealing with
people who can give you good
advice. You will gain respect;

Eugenia Word

raising your profile and your
position. -*****
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Slow down. It is better to be
safe than sorry today.
Arguments will flare up if you
jump -to conclusions. Give
others a chance to explain and
you will spare yourself grief.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Stick to your own devices,
and steer clear of working with
people who don't see things
the same way you do. An unex-
pected .change may occur.
Work with it, not against it. Be
the wise observer. **
LIBRA (Sept. '23-Oct.
22): An opportunity to take on
a new project or position is
looking very good. Expand
what you do and you will make
gains far beyond your expecta-
tiois. If you can imagine it, you
can obtain it. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Don't get caught up in
other people's melodramas.
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someone else. Get down to
business and you will achieve
something great. You are in a
high creative cycle. *****
Dec. 21): Sudden changes in
your personal life can be
expected. You may want to pro-
tect what you have and keep a
close eye on the people around
you. Not everything is clear-cut
today. This is not the time to
trust. **
Jan. 19): Communications
will be your vehicle to future
success. Talk, e-mail, travel,
research or any other means
that will lead to greater success
should be your intent. You
have lots to offer -\ let
everyone know. * 2***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Question what you are
doing with your life. If you are
stale or not moving in a positive
direction, it may be time for a
change. You will do much bet-
ter if you choose a direction
that can hold your interest.
Doors will open, but you must
take the initiative. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): You will be sensitive to
other people's thoughts and
feelings. This is an ideal time to
find out exactly where you
stand. You may not like what
you discover, but it will get you
moving down a much
better path. ***
Birthday Baby: You are
intuitive, intelligent and imagi-
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inventor who will never give up
on an idea or think that some-
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Kindness to neighbor repaid

by a betrayal of friendship

DEAR ABBY: About a year
ago, my fiance, "Dave," and I
befriended a neighbor of his I'll
call Jane. We didn't know her
very well. I tried to talk with
her once when she joined us
outside, but her focus was sole-
ly on her husband. Not long
afterward they separated, and
Jane was devastated. Their
marriage had been filled with
financial, emotional and infi-
delity problems, but she loved
Jane gravitated to Dave and
me for emotional support. She
needed cash, so I hired her to
watch my girls twice a week so
Dave and I could go out.
Things were fine for a while,
but then she began showing up
all the time. On nights that I
worked, Jane would hang out
at Dave's. Finally, we both told
her it made me uncomfortable,
and she seemed to get the
message. She found another
part-time job, became involved
with church, and began read-
ing books about boundaries,
emotional strength and
spirituality. I was happy for her.
Then Jane began confiding
in Dave. She'd tell him about
the men she was meeting at
work, exposing herself to them
for money, sex for money, inti-
mate relations with married
men, wanting to get tattoos in
places I won't mention. When
Dave told me, he made me
promise not to say anything to
Jane because he didn't want
problems in the neighborhood.

Abigail Van Buren
I ended my social relationship
with her. She still baby-sits for
me because it's hard finding
help for my disabled girls. But
our relationship is strictly
I would like to tell Jane how
angry I am that she discussed
her sexual behavior with my
fiance while pretending to be
my friend. Then again, I have
the situation at home and I do
need time off. Jane is asking
Dave why I don't visit with her
anymore. He makes up
excuses. Although I promised
Dave I wouldn't say anything, I
feel an urgent need to get this
off my chest.
Now, when and what do I
say to someone who has
shown no respect for me, my
relationship with my fiance or
our friendship? - FURIOUS
something to this woman
ONLY after having made other
arrangements for someone to
baby-sit your children. After
that, my advice to you is to
keep your promise to your
fiance and tell her only that you
have made other

arrangements. If you think you
can win a spitting contest with
a woman who has no character,
no morals and no shame, you
are deluding yourself.
DEAR ABBY: A year ago,
my beloved daughter, Katie,
died of a stroke. She was only
33. Her favorite time of year
was the Christmas season.
Last fall, I began to worry
what the first Christmas with-
out her would be like. I knew
we should still celebrate, but
how would I bear the grief? I
decided to do a project for my
daughter. I asked all the rela-
tives to bring a small stuffed
animal to our Christmas gath-
ering. Then I hung up Katie's
stocking and we all stuffed it
full with the little animals. I
called them Katie's Critters.
On the anniversary of her
birthday, Jan. 15, I took all the
critters to our local WIC center.
They were overjoyed to
receive them!
I plan to continue this
project every Christmas so we
can remember our darling
Katie and how much she loved
the season of giving. -
ter touched my heart. What a
wonderful tribute to a loved
one - and I'm sure Katie's
Critters have brought a smile
to every person who has
touched them.
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day of publication. We accept responsibility
for only the first incorrect insertion, and
only the charge for the ad space in error.
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correction and billing adjustments.

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apply for cancellation.

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Painting Service Lawn & Landscape Service Land Services

Creative Interiors LLC
Residential & Commercial Painting
Service, licensed and insured, exp
w/references. Free quotes. JB Par-
rish 386-365-4091or 386-752-8977

N & N: We come from the old
school. Affordable painting &
pressure washing. Since 1952. Save
$100 on all paint jobs by calling:
386-965-0482 or 386-697-6237
Free Estimates.
Nick's Painting & Pressure
Washing. 20 yrs exp. Quality Work,
Free Estimates. Will Meet or Beat
all other Estimates. 386-344-4242

Home Improvements

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.
Electrical repairs, Carpentry.
Paint & Trim Call 386-365-9909

Home Maintenance

Grey Wolf Enterprises
Custom Site Built Sheds
& Vinyl siding. Home Maint.
& Improvements All Major Credit
Cards Accepted Call For Estimate

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lawn care, sod, trim-
ming, design. Com. & Resd. Lie. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 Iv msg.
Make your flower beds look like
new. Delivered & spread or just
delivery. 386-935-6595


Wash & Vac $ 25.00.
Total Works- $ 80,00.
We will.come to you 386-965-4987
Pick up of unwanted metals,
tin, scrap vehicles.
386-755-0133 We Recycle.

Drywall Services

DRYWALL Hang, Finish;
Textures; Plaster & Stucco Repairs;
Interior & Exterior Painting.

Pressure Cleaning

- Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding, disking, site prep
& landscape work. Custom Lawn
care. Irrigation Repair &
Installation. Free Estimate!
Call 755-3890 or (386) 623-3200


Unique Wood, Designs and
Fabrication.Call 386-752-7387 or

Tree Service

removal & stump grinding. Senior
discount. 15 years experience.
386-590-7798 or 386-963-3360

On Top Tree Service
Tree Removal & Trimming.
Licensed & Insured. Call for Free
Esimate. 386-623-0298


Divorce, Bankruptcy, Resumes
RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717


CASE NO. 05-470-CA
JOYA. SITZER:. . :. .
146 NW Rebel Place
Lake City, Florida 32025
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Columbia County, Florida:
Lot 2, Block C, Pine Hills Addition, a
subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6,
pages 36-36A, Columbia County, Flori-
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Eddie M. An-
derson, Plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 1179,. Lake
City, Florida 32056-1179, within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of
this notice, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
DATED ON December 5th, 2005.
As Clerk of the Court
by: /s/ J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk.
December 8, 15, 2005
Notice of Sale
Apple Valley Storage located in Colum-
bia County at US 90W & Birley Rd. will
accept bids on the contents of: Unit A-3
belongings stored by Mary Black Eagle,
which have been abandoned, Unit A-2
belongings stored by Genie Baker,
which have been abandoned, Unit C-12
belongings stored by Pauline Christie,
which have been abandoned, Unit C-22
belongings stored by Frances Mandy,
which have been abandoned, Unit B-12
belongings stored by Robin Reed, which
have been abandoned. Contents are to be
purchased in whole. Payment must be
made in cash. Sale date is December 15,
2005, Thursday at 10:00 AM at US 90W
& Birley Rd. Apple Valley Storage re-
serves the right to bid. For additional in-
formation call 386-752-4663.
December 1, 8, 2005
To Be Held at:
TIME: 8:00 AM
DECEMBER 8, 2005
AGE OF LAKE CITY, INC. will offer
for sale the contents of the following
BB -15: Stephanie Heath
BB-27: Takisha Ross
CC-01: Christopher Brown
CC-02: Cary "Gootch" Ray
DD-18: Angela D. Castlen
EE-01: Yusuf Skinner
FF-07: Stephanie Heath
FF-12: Donna Hall
F-18: Dale J. Brown
J-07: Jacquelyn Wright
J-25: Jawanna Moore
M-01: Gerald R. Morris
N-20: Carlean Woodward
S-08: Lacey Blackerby
T-29: Teresa Harris
E-06: Tracey Nelson
E-52: Tony Reddick
C-47: Lisa Hawk
U-33: Neale Beightol, Jr.
V-10: Michelle Owens


V-27: Trivennie Denson
W-16: Allan Combs
Y-25: James Dunn
Z- 1: Charles Mercer
The sale will be held Friday, December
16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at 442 SW Saint
Margaret Street, Lake City, Florida.
Contents, viewing and bid requirements
may be answered by calling 386-752-
Cancellation of sale may be made if both
parties agree upon settlement. Mini-Stor-
age & Record, Storage of Lake City,5Inc.
reserves the right to bid.
December 1, 8, 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
1 Opportunities
You Too Can Sell Real Estate!
Call 386-466-1104

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


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

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.

100 Job

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
.i.lii, r'. 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

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

CALL 1-800-766-7558

Wanted: Professional Company
looking for an Experienced Office
Assistant. Applicant must fulfill a
multi-tasked position of Assistant
to Management, to include
Secretarial, light Bookkeeping,
and other various duties. The
candidate for this position will
hold very good people, telephone,
and computer skills, and overall
professional etiquette. Pay
$20,000. + According to skills
and ability. Interested qualified
candidates need to reply to:
Management Assistant, at P.O:
Box 3566, Lake City, FL 32056.

and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767

Personal Merchandise

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Pressure Washing & Painting.
Free Estimates Earl Goff


100 Job
100 'Opportunities

Warehouse Assistant Needed
Quest Aviation, Inc. is seeking an
honest, hard working, full time
employee for our shipping &
receiving department. Must have
some computer skills and
possess an attention to details.
Pay ranging from $8 to $10 per
hour depending on qualifications.
Please fax resume to
386-961-8200 or email to

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

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

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

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

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 &
N1ll.v. n.iclu Work. Salary
commensurate with ability,
prefer individual
seeking long term career.
Call 229-244-6707

05508865 . .
0 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

A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
. License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558

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


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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
Now hiring 10 sharp people to work
and travel with unique business
group. Travel to Orlando, Miami,
and other Major US Cities. Seeking
enthusiastic people to start today.
Two weeks training, transportation
& lodging furnished. Return trip
guaranteed. For interview call
Thurs & Fri only 10:00-5:00.
Tom Tipple 386-752-3901
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
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.
Dump Truck Driver, must be exp.
Clean MVR only need apply. Good
pay, Home every night. Call
386-752-6349 or 727-271-0162
Electrician Helpers
Needed w/ 2yrs min. exp.for
residential & commercial
Call for appointment
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP
Year round work.
Salary, housing & benefits.
Call 386-623-6129
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
Position available locally. General
production. Good work ethic and
attitude a must. Starting pay $9.75
per hour with many benefits and
401K package. Send resume to PO
Drawer 2027, Lake City, FL 32056
HL N(GR1 H()\ IES i- l ing
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.
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
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

Builder now accepting application.
Seeking qualified individual with
framing, interior, exterior or roofing
experience. Mail resumes to:
2109 US Hwy 90 West,
'Suite 170-PMB225
Lake City, FL 32055
Flooring Measurer
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane.

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100 'Opportunities
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 & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911
Truck Drivers Wanted
CDL Class A required
3 years experience
Good Pay, home weekends.
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

120o Medical
120 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

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,
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
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

310 Pets & Supplies
Pit Bull Puppy. 8 wks old,
Has shots & Health Cert. $200.
Call 386-755-0373
Free to good home only:
Jack Russel mix, male 9mths old
Good with children
Great Dane Puppies.
Taking deposits. Parents on
premises. Cash only.
Call 386-935-0564
ACA Registered. Health Certificate.
$500. Will be ready 12/24.
Call for more info. 386-758-8957

310 Pets & Supplies
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
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 &
FEEDER PIGS. 201bs 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

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 386-288-1118

408 Furniture


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
Couch, Love Seat with 2 recliners in
each,hunter green, over stuffed.
Large chair & ottoman, Like new.
$500.00. Call 352-339-0187,
Located in Ft. White
LAZY BOY Sleeper Sofa,
Signature Series,
752-9601 after6:00 pm

409 Jewelry
GUYS, DO you plan to pop the
question at Christmas? Are you
looking for that perfect engagement
ring? I have a beautiful 1.01 carat
diamond engagement ring that
recently appraised for $6;395, will
for $5,000 OBO. Make me an offer
i can't refuse. Call 386-719-8941

1 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.
Can Deliver. 352-494-0333

420 Wanted to Buy

Payment in advance for standing
pine timber. targe or small tracts.
Call 386-454-1484 or 961-1961.

2 week turnaround,good pay (4) Men or Women for Sales Position'
386-752-9754 * Paid Insurance * 401 K Plan * Early Working Hours
SAdvancement Opportunity * Demo Available
Connect With Some Extra Cash * No Sundays * 5 Day Work Week
During Your Winter Break! Apply in Person to our Sales Manager
Eddie McCullough

ClientLogic is Hiring .. Hwy 129 North Live Oak
. Temporary Call . ^ ^-" ... 386-362-1112 .
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 per hour
for all who fully complete assignment
Call (386) 754-8600 for more information
or apply in person:'
1152 SW Business Point Drive
Lake City, FL 32025

Current Certified Diesel Technician $25.00 Flat Rate Hour
Current Certified Master Technician $20.00 Flat Rate Hour
A.S.E. Certified Technicians with Verifiable References
Compensation Commensurate with Experience
We offer paid vacation 401K with matching percentage
Health, Life, and Dental Insurance.
Uniforms provided. We are a family run store.
Non-corporate environment.
Confidential interview via e-mail, Fax, or in person.
Contact Rick Bader at Walts Live Oak Ford Mercury
Phone 1-800-814-0609 * Fax 1-386-362-3541 or e-mail at

430 Garage Sales
FRI-SAT. 8AM - ?. Corner of
Ridgewood & Holiday Dr.
Computers, Swingset,
glassware & much more!
Huge 3 Family yard sale! Sat. only!
Collectibles, baby gear,fum.,
household goods, & more! Hwy 27
in Fort White, across from S&S
Large Garage Sale
384 NW Primitive Glen
Turn on Old Mill Dr. Off of Lake
Jeffrey Rd. Follow Signs 8am-lpm
Fri, 12/9 & Sat. 12/10, 8-?,
W. US 90 past Smitty's Western
MOVING SALE. Ital. Leather
Sofas/Chair, Glass/Brass Table, Qn
Bed/Lane Dressers. etc. Sat Dec 10,
10-2, 209 SW Wings Ter. 758-6776
MOVING SALE: Sat, 7:00 am
Hwy 47 S., Turn on CR 242,
1 mile on Right in Wise Estates.
Furniture & lots of misc.
machine, emperor clock, quilting
books, table saw, tools, plants, yard
ornaments. Fri & Sat, corner of CR
242 & Rayburn in Piccadilly Park.
Storage sale by Individual at Mini-
Storage units, at 814 S.W. SR 247,
Unit W-5. Toys, Christmas items,
Furn., 50% saving on most items.
Fri. 10AM - 4 PM
Sat. 9AM - 3 PM

440 Miscellaneous
Gas Firelogs
Excellent Condition
Like new. $150
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, 11Ov
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 iGood Things
450 to Eat
Pies For Any Occasion
Variety of Flavors
Call New # 386-288-3723
Beans. Blanched & Frozen. 101bs
bags $18.00, other vegetables avail.
Place your order now for pick on
December 16th & 17th.
Wainwright Farms 904-964-7835.
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420
Pinemount Rd 252 Taylorville.
The Nutcracker 22 yr exp.
Buy & Sell Cracked & Shelled
Pecans. Also available Tomatoes at
same location. 2738 CR 252
Lake City, FL 32024. 386-963-4138

520 soats 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

6 n Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
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

/640 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
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
FOR SALE Moblie Home's
on land in Columbia & Union
County. Owner Financing available
with 10% down. Call 386-623-2494
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
CALL 386-752-7751

Mobile Home
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
5 Wooded Acres
MH & Pond. Off of Hwy 247
$68,500 Call Jane S. Usher, Lic.
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
3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre comer lot.
Beautiful trees. $84,900.
Call 386-755-2065
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

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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
730 Unfurnished
SHome 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
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 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388

750 Business &
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
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mth
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.
$5,000 down, $717.00 a month.
Call 386-752-4597
5 acre home sites. $74,900
Call Chad Stewart 386-867-1782 or

810 Home for Sale
$20,000! 3BR/2BA
FOR LISTINGS 800-749-8124
EXT. H411
3BR/1BA HOUSE You move.
Off Branford Hwy &
Bascom Norris Dr. $8,000
386-752-2404 leave a message,
No calls'after 8:45 p.m.
FOR SALE by Contractor:
3/2 all brick home with many
upgrades and city water on 1/2 acre
lot in upscale subdivision close to
town. Call Woodman Park Builders,
Inc. 386-755-2411 CB-C058182
3BR/2BA, 1,380 sq ft. (Heated)
Will not last at this price, $149,900
Call 386-754-5678

820 Farms&
(2) BEAUTIFUL 5 acre lots. Grand
Daddy oaks, and also Hill Top
Views. Lovely neighborhood. Site
Built Homes Only, some financing
avail. Call Jane S. Usher,
Lic. Real Estate Broker
386-755-3500 or 386-365-1352
(2) LOVELY 5 acres lots off Hwy
90 West. Five mins, to Lake City.
Call Jane S: USher,
Lie. Real Estate Broker
386-755-3500 or 386-36.-1352

new S/D in Suwannee County off
CR 349, 1 mile South of CR 252,
Right on 160th Trace. 5 & 7 Ac. lots
starting at $89K. owner Financing.
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker
Call 386-754-7529

820 Farms &
S Acreage
REDUSED Horse Farm:
OR MORE Beautiful rolling 46
acres with scattered trees. Lots of
Road Frontage with Board Fence.
Large barn, Corral,Additional
Facilites, Paddocks, Pasutres, Hay
Fields plus Two Mobile Homes.
Call Jane S. Usher
Lic. Real Estate Broker
386-755-3500 or386-365-1352
5 Ac. Westwind S/D $135K
1/2 ac. Emerald Cove S/D $69K
Both in Lake City
Call 352-356-1715
5 Acres in Ft. White. Hwy 18 Rd
Frontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite. Call 910-425-8745
5 ACRES with 2 Bedroom Home,
off Hwy 90 West. 5 min. to
shopping. Call Jane S. Usher, Lic.
Real Estate Broker 386-755-3500
or 386-365-1352
830 Commercial
Hwy 90 & Cole Terr.
5000 Sqft Restaurant on 1.7 acres.
$1.7 M, Serious inquiries only

930 Motorcycles
1999 HARLEY Davidson, Fat Boy
soft tail, 11,600 miles. Custom paint,
flames & checker board. 2 sets of
pipes. $14,875 call 352-258-6145
2000 FatBoy-Corbin Seat, lots of
Chrome, garage kept, just serviced,
new brakes, 36K miles. Exc. Cond.
1 $14,000. Call 386-961-8208

940 Trucks
4 cylinder, runs & looks good, great
gas mileage, black, $1,400 OBO
Call after 4:00 p.m. 719-4802
1994 CHEVY S-10,
Black,with Bed liner. Runs good.
$2,195. Call 386-719-4842 or
2004 FORD F-250 Super Cab
Diesel 4x4. Blue and Silver.
Excellent Condition. $29,995.
Call Lisa, 1-800-814-0609

950 Cars for Sale

1997 Chevy Lumina.
All the bells & whistles. Power
everything. 56K miles.
One owner. Excellent Condition
Great Buy @ $4,995. OBO
Call 386-961-9508 After 6:00 or
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
05 CHRYSLER Pacifica
Low Miles. Like New!
Must See!
Call Brad 386-755-3444
05 P.T. Cruiser
Clean, Low Miles!
Call Brad for more info
05 SEBRING Convertible
Like New
Call Bill
1994 Mitsubishi Galant LS
MUST sell for payoff.
$1,200 OBO
Call 386-697-1923
1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royal
4 Dr Like New
Call 386-466-1104
1997 FORD Expedition
Eddie Bauer, Loaded
Excellent Condition. $7,995
Call Donnie 1-800-814-0609
1999 ACURA Integra
Great Gas Saver.
Call Jonathan, 1-800-814-0609
2001 CHEVY Cavalier
Great on Gas, Silver, 4 Door
Call Donnie 1-800-814-0609
2001 FORD Taurus
Only 20,000 original miles
Excellent Condition. $10,995.
Call Latonya, 1-800-814-0609
2003 FORD ZX2
Sporty and Fun, Great Gas Saver
$8,995. Call Jonathan,

2003 MERCURY Sable LS
Leather. $11,995
Call Tommy at
2005 NISSAN Sentra
4 Door, Silver
Call Lisa 1-800-814-0609
2000 Lincoln Continental
Leather, loaded, luxury. $8,995.
Call Latonya, 1-800-814-0609

n9 Recreational
951 Vehicles
2001 HONDA TRX 250 4 Wheeler
Standard Shift, Red,
Mint Condition. $3,000 FIRM.
Call 386-497-4837
952 Vans & Sport
952 Util. Vehicles
01 JEEP Cherokee
priced too low to advertise.
Call Brad for more info
34,000 miles
Call 386-755-3444
04 JEEP Liberty 4x4 Diesel
Super Fuel Mileage
Call Bill
04 JEEP Rubicon
Ultimate Off Road Package
Low Miles
Call Bill 386-755-3444
2005 FORD Sport Trac
Only 7,000 Miles, Loaded, Gray
$21,995. Call Tommy,

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Opinion ................ 4ASchools................. 7AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN SCHOOLS Eastside celebrates Thanksgiving. 77 50 Chance of rain WEATHER, 2A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 220Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1By AMANDA After Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) proposed a bill that would require legislators to vote on changes made to state parks, local Rep. Elizabeth Porter says the “one-size-fits-all” solu-tion interferes with the process already in place. The bill follows a fierce debate between the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and a collection of Confederate organizations about the placement of a new Union monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. Critics cite an existing monument and his-toric preservation as the rea-sons for keeping a memo-rial to Union troops out of the three-acre, state-owned park. “I think the decision should rest with the people, not with the legislature,” Porter (RLake City) said. “Elected offi-cials don’t get it right all the time. That’s a lot of hubris to think that you have all the knowledge to make the deci-sion that’s best for everyone without input from the pub-lic.” Baxley’s proposal would require legislative approval before a historical site in Florida can be altered. According to Baxley, leaving the decision to the park officials places citizens and officials in an awkward place. “That’s a postage stampsized site in a park system that manages thousands and thousands of acres,” he said. “I think it’s wonderful for anyone to honor their ances-tors. ... There are 800 acres of federal land [at Olustee], but to take that three-acre monu-ment site that was given for that specific large battlefield TODAY IN SPORTS FSU looks for BCS title. Report:Columbia ‘worst’ for elections in state FILELarry Rosenblatt stands next to the existing granite Battle o f Olustee monument, erected in 1912 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Another group now seeks to erect a monument to Union troops in the same area. Porter on monument proposal:‘A LOT OF HUBRIS’Baxley seeks to change the rules “I would hate to see either group — the Union or the Confederate re-enactors —stay away from the Battle of Olustee because of this.”— Rep. Elizabeth Porter Porter Baxley LSHA drops photo ban By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA report released Monday morning by the Center for American Progress named Columbia County the “worst” county for elections in the State of Florida after pulling 2012 general election data from various government sources. “Columbia County...was the worst-performing county overall and frequently ranked among the state’s worst coun-ties on a variety of factors,” the report says. Putnam, Bay, Alachua, Duval and Hillsborough county occupied the next five slots on the “worst election offend-ers” list. The “Florida’s Worst Election Offenders” report also suggested the county was among the third-lowest coun-ties in terms of relative voting participa-tion by blacks and Hispanics. The study by the left-leaning educational and research institute addressed voter turnout, overall voter registration rate, black registration rate, Hispanic registration rate, rate of registered voters removed from voting lists, waiting time, provisional ballots cast and rejected, and absentee ballots rejected. Of the 40 counties with an eligible voting population of over 48,500 included in this report covering the 2012 general election, Columbia County: •Had the lowest voter turnout—53.5 percent—of its entire voting-age popula-tion. Only two other counties, Highlands and Putnam, had a turnout rate under 60 percent; •Had the lowest overall voter registration rate at 69.6 percent. The next worse, Putnam County, had a registration rate of 79.2 percent; •Had the second lowest registration rate of eligible black voters—57.9 percent—after Sumter county (42.4). Monroe County ranked third at 67.8 percent; •Had the third lowest registration rate of eligible Hispanic voters—48.3 Group cites data on turnout, registration, ballot rejection. Armed robbers hit Sonic Sunday By AMANDA Two unknown men carrying a semiautomatic handgun robbed Sonic’s Sunday night and are currently being sought by the police on charges of armed robbery, according to a Lake City Police Department press release. The two men, wearing masks, entered through Sonic’s north front door and pointed a gun at the employees. The suspect told the two employees working in the front of the store to head to the back, the report said. The second suspect grabbed the night deposit money that was being counted on the counter. The suspects asked about the safe, but Sonic’s manager told the men he did not have the ability to access it. The employ-ees were told not to move from their seated position on the floor as the two men escaped in an unknown direction of travel, the report said. According to the police, one of the suspects was wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, with a shirt wrapped around his face. STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterPavilion still under constructionUnion LaSteel workers take a break from constructing the new event pavilion on Lake DeSoto Monday afternoon. When completed, the pavilion will be the new lo cation for the weekend farmers market and various other community events. Skunkie Acres selling stock but not closing By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake Shore Hospital Authority board on Monday evening voted unanimous-ly to make revisions to its meeting rules and proce-dures, including elimina-tion of a photo ban. The avowed aim of the ban was to prevent disrupBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comWHITE SPRINGS — Skunkie Acres, a local animal rescue shelter, petting zoo and home to exotic animals, is sell-ing off a portion of its exotic animal stock. Bernard Haake, co-owner of Skunkie Acres along with his wife, Barbara, said they’re not closing. “We are absolutely not closing,” Haake said. “We will never close while I’m alive. We rescue farm animals and exotic animal. We are licensed with the State of Florida and the USDA.” “We are selling some of our zoo animals — some of the exotics,” Haake said, noting a cougar has been sold, as well as a couple of wolves, a pair of tortoises and a few parrots. “What we’re doing is cutting down on the workload of the zoo only,” Haake said. “We hoped that the zoo would help attract support for the rescue animals, but that hasn’t happened. That was our goal from the beginning, to res-cue animals and it will remain the goal until I die and then my wife and children will take over after that.” During the past few years, Skunkie Acres has been the subject of constant controver-sy as noise and code violation complaints have been lodged with county officials about the facility and its animals. 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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date TUE 7750 WED 7049 THU 6740 FRI 6847 SAT 7452 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 TueWedThuFriSatSunMon 76 80 83 84 83 8282 44 5454 58 60 61 60 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Tuesday, Dec. 10 Tuesday's highs/Tuesday night's low 3 Moderate mins to burn 40 Chance ofrain showers Mostly cloudy Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Chance ofrain showers 1:56 a.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2013 49.31" 1:46 p.m. 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Gov. aide admits lying about degree TALLAHASSEE — A top aide to Florida Gov. Rick Scott is admitting that he once misled people about having a college degree. Adam Hollingsworth, Scott’s chief of staff, issued a statement to the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times on Friday in which he acknowledged that he did not receive a degree from the University of Alabama until 2009. He acknowledged that for years before that he had said he was a graduate. “I am not proud of this and I deeply apologize for this misrepresentation,” Hollingsworth said. “I have learned from this failure in judgment and know that, over the last several years, my life and character have and will continue to grow from this.” Hollingsworth, who worked on Scott’s transi-tion team right after he was elected in 2010, was hired by Scott in the summer of 2012. He had once worked as chief of staff for former Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and at the time of his hiring was leading the right-of-way division for Flagler Development Group, a commercial real estate company. Hollingsworth, 45, was brought in after then-chief of staff Steve MacNamara abruptly resigned follow-ing a series of news stories detailing his job perfor-mance and handling of contracts. The Herald and the Times reported that when Hollingsworth worked for CSX Corp., the com-pany twice put out news releases saying he had a degree in communications. The newspapers reported that on Hollingsworth’s application with the city of Jacksonville in 2004 and on a previous application in 1994, Hollingsworth answered truthfully that he attended the University of Alabama but had not received a college degree. It used to be illegal in the state of Florida for someone to falsely claim that they had an academic degree. Scott in 2011 signed a measure that repealed the law. A federal court back in 1995 had previously declared the law unconstitutional as a First Amendment violation. Scott in a statement on Friday said that he had con-fidence in Hollingsworth as his chief of staff. “I know him to be a man of tremendous integrity and character,” Scott said. “I know he regrets this and has learned from it.”Hilton’s brother assaulted at party MIAMI BEACH — Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a party. A police report says 24year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suf-fered deep cuts on his fore-head and nose. He posted a photo of the injuries online. Neither Hilton nor two witnesses could identify the suspect. According to the report, witnesses told police that the suspect wanted Hilton to leave and hit him in the face with an unknown object. The suspect then fled in a dark green SUV. The report says Hilton refused treatment from fire rescue workers.Police investigate fatal cab shooting TAMPA — Tampa police officers are interviewing witnesses after a cab driv-er was shot and killed. A police statement says two suspects had called for a cab Sunday night and while en-route, shot 56-year-old John Dooley. Their final destination is not known. Officers canvassed the neighborhood on Monday. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest.Royalty expected at Mandela memorialJOHANNESBURG T he memorial service for for-mer South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourn-ers and almost 100 foreign leaders expected. South African officials say the normal seating capacity of Johannesburg’s FNB stadium of 95,000 probably won’t suffice to accommodate all mourners, and the event is broadcast live to other stadi-ums and venues across the country. Many royals from Europe and elsewhere, celebrities and officials were on their way to Johannesburg Monday. The South African govern-ment said almost 100 heads of state, government and ministers have con-firmed their attendance. U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will be in attendance. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor Kofi Annan, will be attending as well.‘Blackfish’ prompts many to cancel SeaWorld gigs ORLANDO — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned perfor-mances at SeaWorld in Florida, cit-ing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captiv-ity on whales. Nelson and Barenaked Ladies made their decisions after fans launched petitions urging them not to perform at SeaWorld. “The bands and artists have a standing invitation to visit any of our parks to see firsthand or to speak to any of our animal experts to learn for themselves how we care for animals and how little truth there is to the allegations made by animal extremist groups opposed to the zoo-logical display of marine mammals,” said SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck said. “Blackfish” explores what may have caused Tilikum, a 12,000-pound orca, to kill three people, including veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. She was killed The documentary released this year chronicles past incidences of killer whales in captiv-ity acting aggressively toward human trainers and other orcas.Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit CINCINNATI — From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge’s decision allowing an Arizonabased gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager. In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, the Internet giants warn that if upheld, the northern Kentucky judge’s ruling to let the former cheerleader’s lawsuit proceed has the potential to “significantly chill online speech” and undermine a law passed by Congress in 1996 that provides broad immunity to websites. “If websites are subject to liability for failing to remove third-party con-tent whenever someone objects, they will be subject to the ‘heckler’s veto,’ giving anyone who complains unfet-tered power to censor speech,” said lawyers for the above companies. Monday: Afternoon: 1-6-3 Monday: Afternoon: 7-9-9-1 Sunday: 8-12-29-31-36 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 clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 3A3Amonument and redefine it with another monument is inappropriate.” In 1909, three acres of the Olustee battle-field were donated to the State of Florida by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, making it the oldest park in the Florida State Parks system. Three years later, a large monu-ment was constructed at the site that, according to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, honors both Union and Confederate troops. Recently, the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks held a public meeting in Lake City to hear from concerned citizens. More than 80 people filled the Columbia County School Board auditorium, with the majority against the addi-tion of another monument to Olustee. “It’s sacrilegious for them to suggest we build a Union monument anywhere in the South,” H.K. Edgerton, from Asheville, said during the Dec. 2 meeting. “If you want to memorialize your Union soldiers, go north of the Mason Dixon.” Porter believes the public forum is just part of the process used by the DEP to reach a decision about the monument. She has already reached out to Congressman Ted Yoho and Senator Marco Rubio about plac-ing the granite memo-rial on federal soil, should the DEP decide to. “There is a process in place,” Porter said. “That meeting was part of the process. It gave people a chance to express their thoughts and feelings about the monument. ... I don’t think Baxley’s bill is the answer. I think the kind of public forums like we had is the answer.” According to Porter, the bill limits Florida state parks, especially in situa-tions where people do want to change a park. Park offi-cials are concerned about the bill, she added, since it isn’t feasible to use the same method for parks statewide. “There are hundreds and thousands of decisions made every year by agen-cies in the State of Florida,” Porter said. “That’s why we don’t make every decision in the state. ... At the very least, [Baxley] should have let me know he was coming, and let me know he was going to file legislation that directly affects what’s hap-pening in this district.” Though Baxley did not say it was his reason for creating the bill, he has announced plans to run for a Senate seat in 2016. He will be seeking to replace term-limited Sen. Charlie Dean, an Inverness Republican who defeated Baxley in a GOP prima-ry six years ago. Dean’s district stretches in a C-shape from Citrus County to Baker County, and all of Columbia County. Porter hopes she can find a solution to the mon-ument’s location that both sides feel comfortable with. Already the local re-enac-tors for the Battle of Olustee re-enactment in February struggle to bring a large crowd of Union troops. “I would hate to see either group — the Union or the Confederate re-enac-tors —stay away from the Battle of Olustee because of this,” Porter added. In addition to being historically important, the event is an economic engine for the Columbia and Baker County area. Every year, the festival draws people from all across the state to participate in the re-enactment of the largest Civil War battle fought on Florida soil. “I just think it’s a local issue that needs to be served at a local level,” she said. percent—compared to Escambia County (41.7 percent) and Sumter County (39.4 percent). No other county had less than a 50 percent registra-tion rate for Hispanics; •Ranked 25th in number of voters removed from the state’s registra-tion list after purging 101 individuals, or 0.28 per-cent, before the 2012 elec-tion. Hillsborough ranked first with 4,938, or 0.66 percent of its registered voters; •Did not report any voting following the close of polls; •Ranked fourth for absentee ballot rejection rate—1.98 percent—in 2012. In addition to Columbia, Seminole (2.05 percent), Okaloosa (2.09 percent) and Bay (2.19 percent) counties all had absentee rejec-tion rates over twice the state average (roughly 0.96 percent). On the county rankings, eighteenth-placed Marion County was named the “average” according to the study’s criteria. St. Johns County was named the best of the 40 counties studied. “This report...raises the question of why it is hard-er for a voter in Columbia County to participate in the democratic process than it is for a voter in St. Johns County,” the report says in its introduction. Tomi Brown, Assistant Supervisor of Elections for Columbia County, said she couldn’t comment on the report’s findings because their staff hadn’t had time to review the findings and methodology. A bulk of the study’s information was gath-ered from numbers pub-lished by the US Election Assistance Commission in their “2012 Election Administration and Voting Survey” and the US Census Bureau. Elizabeth Horne, Columbia County’s Supervisor of Elections, could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts. Her staff said she was attending the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections’ 2013 Annual Mid-Winter Conference at Longboat Key. The report’s three authors—Anna Chu, Joshua Field and Charles Posner—each have ties to Democratic campaign committees and think tanks. tive behavior at meetings. Photos could be taken before and after meetings, but only during them with permission of the chair-man. Lake City Reporter Editor Robert Bridges sent a let-ter to the board last week requesting review of the photo ban. “We understand the board’s intention to elimi-nate disruptions and main-tain a professional meet-ing environment and we fully support this goal,” Bridges said in his letter. “However, photography is not an inherently disrup-tive activity. Under the pro-tection of Florida’s open meetings law, we have been reassured the public’s right to photograph public meet-ings is protected.” Since the board already had rules in place to address disruptive behavior, Bridges said Monday, the photo ban was unnecessary. Following Bridges’ presentation, the board voted unanimously to lift the ban on photography during meetings so long as it is “in a manner that does not dis-rupt or disturb the meeting,” according to the revised rules and procedures. In addition, the board also removed language requiring the board chair to warn disruptive members of the public prior to their expulsion. The board chair now has the authority to eject unruly citizens with-out warning. “After Mr. Bridges ... contacted us... we tweaked the policy a little bit so that it was acceptable to them and acceptable to the board to solve the problem,” said Jack Berry, LSHA manager. Although Skunkie Acres has a White Springs address, it’s located in northern Columbia County on a site that is approxi-mately five acres. Haake said the site has 20 horses, six opos-sums, 14 skunks, a bob cat, a 13-foot alligator, a two-year-old zebra, three foxes, two Kinkajou mon-keys and two coatimundi. The site is also home to a four-year old lemur, a wild boar that has been in captivity for four years, miniature donkeys and a variety of ducks and chickens. Haake said the zebra may also go up for sale. The site also houses a petting farm with rabbits and a pony ride on the premises for when chil-dren visit. The facility hosts birthday parties at the site, by invitation only, and has a very large pavilion to host people. Haake said a family dispute has added new conflict to a strained relationship he has with some relatives and that could be the source of false reports that Skunkie Acres is closing. BILLContinued From 1ACounty offers coverage options for community center boards BANContinued From 1A SKUNKIEContinued From 1A Vance Cox Agent/Owner"VUP)PNF#VTJOFTT-JGF 386.752.2345 Phone 386.322.7143 Fax 386.965.4120 Cell vance.cox@brightway.combrightway.com742 SE Baya Dr., Suite 102Lake City, Fl 32025 nnrnnrnrr n n rnn 1005 W. Howard St. • Live Oak, FL 32060 Bring your unwantedGold, Silver & Platinumto someone you can trustPrecious metals are seeing record values.Please call me for a private and con dential appointmentto sell or trade your unwanted gold, silver and platinum.George R. 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Columbia County has eight community centers and seven of those face legal exposure where board representatives could be named in law-suits. “We met to discuss the best way to cover the boards as it pertains to liability insurance cover-age,” said Dale Williams, county manager. Williams said historically the centers have been covered, but the insurance coverages have changed, as well as the court cases and who has been named as defendants in the cases has changed. “We recently had a risk management audit of our insurance coverages and when they specifically looked at community cen-ters, a determination was made they were not falling sort of through the cracks,” he said. “It’s obvi-ously a situation we want-ed to disclose to our volun-teer boards and make sure they were aware of it.” The representatives from the community cen-ters heard four options to limit exposure in lawsuits: Q Option 1 — Leave things as they are and face the possibility of being named individually in a lawsuit; Q Option 2 — Form one 501 C3 organization with a member from each com-munity center appointed by county officials to one governing board; Q Option 3 — Each community center purchase its own liability policy; and Q Option 4 — Put all the community centers under the county umbrella and make the clerk of court the one financial director for all community centers and have them put their money in county coffers. Most of the community center representatives seemed to favor Option 2, forming one non-profit group that would limit their legal exposure and each board would retain control of its funds. County officials opened the floor to questions and as the meeting closed said they plan to host another meeting where additional details are given about Option 2. Although Williams said there is no deadline to solidify a plan, he said the sooner its done, the better. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comLake Shore Hospital Authority board mem-ber Tim Murphy made a motion to eliminate pre-viously-approved salary raises for the LSHA staff Monday evening. The raises, approved for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, gave three of the four LSHA employees (excluding manager Jack Berry) a five percent raise in their annual salary. The board approved a five percent raise in 2011, as well. “I disagreed with the five percent increase in salary,” Murphy said. “I think 10 percent over two years is a little exorbitant...I know the girls do a great job—one of them is my niece—but I feel like it’s the right thing [to eliminate the 2013-14 increase].” He said he saw the raises as “unfair” in light of a county workforce that has not seen any raises for at least half a decade. “When I have people coming to me saying [I’m] supposed to be a steward of the tax dollar...I can’t justify me being a part of giving somebody a 10 percent raise in two years time,” Murphy said. However, board member Marc Vann made the point that LSHA salaries are not paid through the public’s property taxes. “We’re kind of unique, unlike other govern-ment agencies, in that the money we raise for ad valorem tax doesn’t pay salaries,” Vann said. “Salaries are paid from operating expenses which all come from rent money, they don’t come the tax money from Columbia County residents.” When Murphy’s motion went to vote, only he and Stephen Douglas voted in favor of eliminating the salary increase. Lory Chancy, Koby Adams and Waseem Khan all voted against the motion, leav-ing the raises intact. “I think our employees do a good job,” Chancy said. “They are constantly looking to what they can do to improve the hospi-tal authority. They have a great deal of loyalty to their job and this entire setup, and I think to take money away from them would be abominable.” Following the meeting, Tim Murphy said he did approve the current raises several months ago, but on the condition they could be reviewed and possibly reversed via line item amendments.Murphy seeks to rescind LSHA raises ‘I think it’s a local issue that needs to be served at a local level.’— Rep. Elizabeth Porter Dr. King’s birthday observance The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invites you to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast honoring outstanding dignitaries in the medical field. The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Winfield Community Center. The guest speaker will be Brooke Mobley. Dr. Mobely specializes in nephrology and hypertension with Davita Kidney Specialists of Nothern Florida. Tickets for the event are $20; tables may be reserved. For more information contact Bernice D. Presley at 386-752-4074.


OPINION Tuesday, December 10, 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 OUR OPINION 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: Good call by hospital board Banks know how to pass the buck A good time to remember old friends named Godfrey Myles Godfrey and I were still in dia-pers the first time we met. Myles had soiled his, but I didn’t say anything. After all, he was just a month-old baby, and I was a year old. It was inevitable that Myles and I would see a lot of each other over the years. Our daddies both worked for the rail-road, so our families got together sometimes to eat and talk and laugh. Belle Godfrey, Myles’ mother, loved to laugh. She got her energy from laughter — and from Luzianne coffee with chicory, guaranteed to keep you awake for two days. Heyward, the father, called me “Nothing.” I was flattered. You had to be something to be called “Nothing” by Heyward. Then there were Johnny, the older brother, and Malinda, the sister, a couple of years younger than Myles. Myles was always protective of his little sister. I remember going with him to pick up a former boy-friend of Malinda’s who wouldn’t leave her alone after they broke up. He was a muscular football player; Myles and I weighed about 200 pounds — together. But the guy wasn’t taking any chances. He pulled out a pistol as he rode in the back seat of Myles’ car. Fortunately, no shots were fired, and Myles had his say. Turned out, I was more dangerous than the football player. I tossed a firecracker in Malinda’s direction one night, causing her to run and trip over a bicycle. She broke an arm. I never threw anoth-er firecracker toward anybody. We had a lot of good times at the Godfrey home. Myles didn’t like staying away from home, so I spent the night with him. I could sleep anywhere, even under the six quilts that Belle piled onto our bed, pinning us down for the night. Hardy plants died in that cold bedroom, but we survived. In our teenage years, Myles would invite me and other guys to come over and play spin-the-bottle with some of Malinda’s good-looking girlfriends. We also played post office. Those games won’t mean anything to young folks. Just let me say this: They were more fun than Monopoly. But time changes almost everything. A few decades ago, I watched as the fire department burned down the Godfrey home to make room for a shopping center. Belle and Heyward are gone, along with my parents. Johnny lost his wife and is living in an assisted-living home. Malinda moved off to Texas, but comes home with her husband a couple of times a year to fix delicious brisket — that’s Texas barbecue — for some of us friends. A disease has stolen Myles’ ability to walk. But I’ve never heard him complain. An old newspaper guy, like me, he’s still plugging along, composing ads for a friend. Myles and I will see each other sometime during this Christmas season. We’ll tell some of the same stories we’ve always told. And we’ll laugh again. That’s what old friends do. Some things, after all, do not change. T he Lake Shore Hospital Authority did the right thing Monday by rescinding a ban on photography during board meetings. During the past two weeks, we examined meeting policies and procedures of all public boards in the region whose business directly affects the taxpaying residents of Columbia County. The City of Lake City had just proposed a ban on pho-tos at meetings and LSHA had such a ban in place. We wrote about this in the Lake City Reporter and expressed our concerns. We then petitioned the Hospital Authority in writing, explaining our concerns and the public’s rights under Florida law, and spoke to the group during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening. The board and its attorney examined the law closely and listened to our posi-tion. The board then voted unanimously to amend its policy, allowing photos “in a manner that does not interrupt or disturb the meeting,” which is in accordance with Florida’s open meetings law. We commend the board for its response to our concerns and for a speedy resolu-tion to this matter. The board’s former policy clearly was intended to maintain order and decorum at meetings. In the past, board meetings have been disrupted by citizens causing a commotion while taking photos. We agree that no individual’s behavior at any public meeting should cause a dis-traction to others in attendance. However, a ban on photography is not the way to accomplish this goal. It also was not in compliance with the law. The right to take photos during a public meeting is legally protected in Florida. We believe freedom is sacred and ought not be eroded in any measure. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority welcomed our discussion, listened attentively and agreed with the Lake City Reporter. The board stood up for the rights of the people it serves. In this case, the public — and freedom in general — wins. It has always been a Bob Cratchit/Ebenezer Scrooge sort of business...”empty as a banker’s heart” and so forth. Ever get angry with those guys? Most of us have at one time or another for a variety of reasons ranging from disputed balances to impolite and diffident clerks to hid-den and frequently raised fees to slow service at the drive through. Gouging seemed like the byword, charging us far more than they would give. Ever walk into a bank you have been using for years and sud-denly realize that the staff seems to change constantly-that no one recognizes you nor you them, that the bank manager or teller with whom you dealt so pleasantly last week has gone somewhere else. In fact that sort of Twilight Zone experience seems to be a regular occurrence. Well, there may be a simple explanation for at least some of this endless turnover. It’s lousy pay. You might consider this before feeling guilty about your perma-nent dismay at the role our com-mercial banks played in the real estate debacle that ignited the worst recession since the Great Depression and the amount of taxpayers’ money spent to rescue them. The rich institutions most of us rely on to protect what little fortune we have managed to accu-mulate not only have bounced back, they also have found ways to escape a climate of unfavorable interest rates to get even wealthier. One of these is for you and me to subsidize their under compensated help. According to a new study by the Labor Center at the University of California Berkeley, more than a third of the nation’s 500,000 bank tellers are being partially supported by taxpayers. That is despite the fact bank profits exceeded $141 billion last year and the median income for the industry’s chief executives was a tidy $550 million plus. Match that against data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that puts the median annual income of a bank teller at $24,100. That’s a whopping $11.59 cents an hour, hardly enough to live on without a second job or (and here’s the rub) help from tax supported programs like food stamps and Medicaid. The report says that in New York state alone 39 percent of the bank tellers and their family member are on some sort of public assis-tance. Bank employees nationwide receive $534 million from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program; 105 million worth of food stamps and $250 million for the earned income tax credit. That’s nearly $900 million a year in supplemental income. It’s no secret that bank jobs are pleasant but financially unreward-ing unless one rises to executive status. It’s that image that inspired Charles Dickens to write A Christmas Carol. The position of handling the money behind the window frequently is held by the young on the make for something better or looking to pay for col-lege. They frequently don’t earn overtime or get paid for holidays when the bank is closed. ... Now it seems lower level jobs may be jeopardized by technologi-cal developments like video con-ference tellers at ATMs. Whether or not the technology will replace thousands of jobs as protestors claimed the other day in a rally against them or just be used to supplement the work force as the banks claim remains to be seen. The history of this sort of automa-tion is that once it is used, it ulti-mately brings economy of payroll. In other words, staff reductions. The American taxpayers will continue to provide the Christmas goose and all the trimmings this year and probably for the foresee-able future because Scrooge, as we all know, wasn’t just the figment of a wonderful writer’s imagination. I’m reminded of what humorist Will Rogers once said in a speech before the American Bar Association. He said it was a plea-sure and that he hoped “you will invite me back when the other half of your membership gets out of jail.” These guys give new meaning to passing the buck. Phil Q Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community Newspapers Inc. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 5A 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Announcements SVTA meeting The Tuesday, Dec. 10 Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board meeting has been cancelled. Ongoing Open registration The 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 vari ety 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. Today PSA The 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. 107 SRWMD meeting The Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meet ing is to consider District business and conduct pub lic hearings on regulatory, real estate and other vari ous matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting the Districts website: www.mysuwan All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public. VFW Bingo VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Bingo quarter games every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. These are open to the public. Call 386752-5001 with questions. Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support group Another Way Inc. pro vides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential. Photo club Lake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel come. Dec. 11 Lake City Newcomers The 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 Rubio If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubios 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 Campaign United 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. 12 DAR meeting The 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 Planning North 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. 352-952200 x134 Tea Party meeting The 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. 13 Class reunion The 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. Fundraiser The Womans 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 Womans Club mis sion for building renova tion and local charities. Top Talent Show The 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. Christmas Train The Christmas Train Display welcomes all visi tors from Friday, Dec. 13 through Dec. 22 each evening from 6-9. We are located at 1260 SW Castle Height Terrace. For more details, call 755-6327. Chicken Pilau Dinner Five Points school is hosting a fundraiser lun cheon on Dec. 13 to help purchase Christmas gifts for children. Cost per plate is $7. The menu will include chicken pilau, green beans, cole slaw, bread and cake. Delivery available for five or more plates. Plates can be picked up at the First Full Gospel Church, 288 NE Jones Way. For more information call Jimmy at 386-623-6590 or Janice at 386-623-7375. Dec. 14 Wreaths Across America American Legion Post 57 is participating in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide 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, wreath, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information. Breakfast with Santa Holiday 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 Childrens Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386754-1411. Live Recording Blazian 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 & Covers Rockstar 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 special guest. Open House Creative Ideas Salon, 819 SW Alachua Ave., will host a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4-7 p.m. There will be refresh ments. A door prize/draw ing will be a part of the evenings festivities. Come learn about this new busi ness and meet the won derful employees. Contact Georgia at 438-8488 for more. RHS Alumni meeting The RHS Alumni are meeting on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Richardson Community Center. Call 386-752-0815 for more information. Dec. 15 Beyond the Noise Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1272 SW McFarlane Ave., will present a Christmas musi cal drama, Beyond the Noise, on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The performance is open to the public; admis sion is free. Dec. 16 UDC meeting United 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. Andys 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, con tact Linda Williams at 386454-2580. Renewal Service Hosted 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. 18 Book & Gift Event The Shands Lakeshore RMC, Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold its annual Book & Gift Event on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 18 and 19 in the Caf of the Hospital from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Benefits will be for Continuing Education in Health fields for staff and local scholarships to high school students. These items are 30-70% off retail prices. Come in and shop just in time for last minute Christmas gifts. Dec. 21 Christmas Extravaganza B&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 party VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. Well provide fin ger foods, you bring your friends and well all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386752-5001 for more. Dec. 25 Christmas dinner Merry 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 386-7525001 for more. Volunteer Medical Center Lake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer ism, please call (386) 7583385 for more information or visit the hospitals web site at Lakecitymedical. com or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. Shands Lake Shore Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)2928000, ext. 21216. United Way United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Mikells Power Equipment INC. 1152 West US 90 Lake City 752-8098 Family Owned and Operated Since 1978 We service what we sell Chainsaws $ 199 95 38.2 cc 2 hp 13-16 10.3 lbs. South Florida at UCF Model 240 $ 279 95 40.9 cc 2.2 hp 13-18 9.2 lbs. Model 435 Ill show you how a life insurance policy with living benets can help your family with both long-term and short-term needs. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. It can also provide for today. Insuring your life helps protect their future. State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL 1311023 John Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 Jennifer Lee Ann Duncan Ms. Jennifer Lee Ann Dun can, 20, died Friday Decem ber 6, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is a lifelong resi dent of Lake City and was of the Methodist faith. She was a 2011 graduate of Columbia High School. Jennifer is pre ceded in death by her unborn son Landon Blake, and her boyfriend: Kenny Pelletier. Jennifer is survived by her Mother: Kathleen Duncan (Alvin K. Harry) of Lake City; sisters: Ashley Rene Moore (Justin) of Winder, Georgia and Vicki Le Duncan of Lake City, Florida; Maternal grand parents John C. and Jean Lear, Jr. of Lake City, FL; her uncle John C. Lear III (Michelle) and cousin Cassidy Lear; one niece Sophie Rene Moore; one nephew Travis Alexander DaSilva and a niece Raleigh on the way. Her father Er nest Duncan (Pam) Pompano, Beach, FL and half-brother Zachary Duncan, Pompa no, Beach, FL also survive. A memorial service for Jen nifer will be held Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Dees-Parrish Fam ily Funeral Home Chapel. With Reverend Louie Mabry DEES-P ARRISH F A MI L Y is in charge of all ar rangements 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign guest-book at Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 6A 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 By TONY BRITT F ormer Columbia County resident Harry Bates, an architect working and living in New York, won an award only the elite achieve. Bates and his business partner, Paul Masi, of Bates Masi Architects of Sag Harbor, New York, were inducted into the Interior Design Magazine 2013 Hall of Fame on Dec. 4 during a black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. The Hall of Fame selection was and still is a huge surprise..almost surreal, Bates said in an e-mail Saturday. To be included with such distinguished designers from all over the world who have been previously inducted is an enormous honor and I am very grateful for the recognition. We have a very small office and are not worldwide as some of the others are and to realize that someone has paid attention is almost unimagina ble. As I said in my very brief accep tance speech, .from that dusty little crossroads in north Florida. to the Waldorf. Bates Masi Architects, has been practicing for 48 years and has com pleted a range of projects including residential, institutional and com mercial designs located around the world. Bates graduated Columbia High School in 1944 and from the University of North Carolina in 1948. He transferred to North Carolina State University in Raleigh and received his architectural degree from there in 1952. That translates into the fact that Ive been an architect for 61 years, all but three of those years in New York State, he said. Bates, the son of the Dr. T.H. Bates, said he thought he would follow in his fathers footsteps and enter the medical profession, but that was not to be. I had always been interested in building and architecture but, at that time, there were no art classes or anything similar taught in the local schools so there was no outlet for this sort of expression, he said. Fortunately, there was a splendid new School of Design at NC State that offered an exciting curriculum new to the South and I latched onto it. All the icons of architecture at that time ( Wright, Mies, Gropius, Bucky Fuller) vis ited the school and the exposure was extraordinary. Bates said working 10 years at Skillmore, Owings & Merrill fur thered his education and exposure to the giants of the profession includ ing artists, furniture designers and landscape architects. He opened an office in the city in 1965 and relocated to the eastern end of Long Island in 1980. He cur rently lives in East Hampton. Bates practice has been primar ily in the domestic field with a certain amount of commercial and scholastic design and almost solely in New York with other projects in various parts of this country and the Caribbean. Its a wonderful thing to hap pen at this point in my long and very happy life, Bates said of his induction into the magazines hall of fame. All of my friends and teach ers and co-workers and, of course, my family had something to do with my being there at that moment. I had a wonderful childhood there in Lake City and have always felt so fortunate to have been there when I was and with all those I loved and still do. That is far more important than all the recognition and socalled fame. CHS alum wins major award in Manhattan COURTESY BATES-MASI Former Columbia County resident Harry Bates (right) stands on stage with his business partner, Paul Masi, at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Bates and Masi were recently inducted into the Interior Design Magazine 2013 Hall of Fame. Bates has been an architect in New York for the past 48 years. Harry Bates inducted into Interior Design Hall of Fame in NY.


BulletinBoard NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS Lake City Reporter 7A LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04247ASCHOOLT he Melrose Park team hopes that all of you enjoyed a thankful holiday and got as stuffed as that golden turkey on your tables. We like to inform the com-munity of what is to come this week at Melrose Park Elementary school. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., the Melrose Park Chorus will open the Columbia County School Board meeting with some sensational holiday hits. If anything can get you into the spirit of the sea-son, it’s the voices of our talented chorus students, lead by Mrs. Julie Taylor. As we jump forward into the week, Melrose Park Elementary wel-comes Pre-K friends and family to enjoy the Pre-K Christmas play and party, held on campus on Friday, Dec. 13. Parents, please come and help our littlest ones celebrate the magic of Christmas. Also on Friday, FGC will hold its annual Cup-Stacking Tournament. Several speedy Melrose Park students will com-pete for the coveted top spot in this tournament. Head out to the college campus to support our super-stackers. Thanks for tuning in. Have a safe and joyful week. CLASS NOTESQ To leave an anonymous message on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call toll-free, (866) 295-7303.Q To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947.Q Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to: Emily Lawson, Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 754-9400; or e-mailed to by 5 p.m. Thursdays.From Melrose ParkCupstacking Team Congratulations to the following students who made Westside Cupstacking Team: Zach Shaw, Noah Morris, Kade Jackson, Enaage Owens, Ty Wehinger, Corey Wilson, Jazzlyn Crews, Gracey Rogers, Bailey Rogers, Megan Edge, Ellie Hingson, Mason Gray, Jenna Roach, Kiersten Tracy, Amari Murphy, Angel Perez, Joseph Walker, and Kyli Nichols. Congratulations Wes Writers’ Club Fourth grade students invited to join the Wes Writers’ Club will be treated to an ice cream sand-wich. Students recognized by membership in the Wes Writers’ Club have consistently written 4.0 papers and have been recommended for member-ship by their teachers. Congratulations to the following members: Natalia Duarte, Noah Morris, Cadi Williams, and Dana Reed, and Haleigh Thomas. Nine Weeks Writing Congratulations to the following 2nd Nine Weeks Writing Winners: 1st Grade – Janelle Rivera, Bobby Shotwell, Emma Foreman, Zach Paulk, Chinyere Offor, and Mitchel Echoff. 2nd Grade – Luke Wehinger, Evan Williams, Ava Christie, Lillian Mart in, Eva Montalvo, Belinda Jackson, and Megan Roach. 3rd Grade – Tyler Dannett, Alissa Townsend, Kailie O’Neal, Cady Drain, Emma Edson, and Shanna Bolling-Spears. 4th Grade – Marissa Johnson, Domarion Hardman, Haleigh Thomas, and Dana Reed. 5th Grade – Hanna Schafer, Ellie Hingson, Ky li Nichols, Ty Wehinger, Diya Patel, and Joey Westside Elementary students News from Fort WhiteABOVE: Mrs. Lechner’s Pre-K students enjoyed reading stor ies about the first Thanksgiving and making real bu tter. CONTEST: Coach Brenda Hunter announced the winners of the local FWES Elks Hoop Shoot contest: Dari Langford, Jose Cuevas, Hailey Clemons, Kaleb Compton, and Kionne Atkins They competed at the county level on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Lake City Middle School. K-9 TRAINING: Sgt. Larry Shallar of the Lake City Police Department brou ght his K-9 partner to the FWES football field to show the students just how well this four-legged office ca n perform.COURTESY COMING UP Top Talent Show The first round of the 10th Annual Columbia Top Talent show will be on Friday, Dec. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 in the Columbia High School Auditorium. Come out and see who will be moving on to the final round. There will be a dance after the show with DJ Nelson in the multi-purpose room. News from Eastside ElementaryThe month of November flew by at Eastside! Our VPK and PK children went to the fair and saw the anima ls and exhibits. They had a great time. Our VPK also hosted a Thanksgivin g feast and invited parents to join in the festivit ies. All the children were Thanksgiving Native Americans and made their own ve sts and headbands. VPK teacher Mrs. Trista Dykes an d her paraprofessional Mrs. Ashley Brinkley did a great job plannin g and keeping all the “little indians” together for the luncheon with parents and families. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Shirlene Dicks for helping with the Thanksgiving lunch! Mr. Trey Hosford, Ms. Brooke Bedenbaugh, Mrs. Shato ya Carodine and Ms. Tabatha Hudson represented East side at the school booth at the County Fair. We are all proud to be a part of an awesome school district and to teach at a terrific school. The PTO and Parent Involvement held a meeting to up date parents on the events to be held at Eastside E lementary in the coming months. They have some exciting events planned. Be sure to watch for information in the monthly n ewsletters and calendar.COURTESY Winners from the Peoples State Bank Art Contest Pictured at left are the win-ners from the Thanksgiving Art Contest at Peoples State Bank. All three winners were from Five Points Elementary School. First place was Jalisia Coston (1st grade), second place was Dinah Snyder (5th grade), and third place was Dalton Thomas (3rd grade). Also pictured is Terri Metrick, the principal and Cheri Copeland, the art teacher.COURTESY


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By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE The early test for district supremacy turned out to be no contest. Fort White Highs basket ball team took all the wind out of the visiting Bradford High Tornados in an 82-53 victory on Tuesday. The Indians started the game with an 8-0 run in which they benefitted from three turnovers. A Bradford time out led to an 8-2 spurt by the Tornados that Fort White answered with a 12-0 run and the rout was on. The Indians got scoring from seven players in the first quarter, and led 25-13 at the first buzzer. Fort White continued its team play in the second quarter and pushed the lead to 42-27 at halftime. Quan Porter went on a 3-point tear in the third quarter. He made four treys during the period. The last one came from near the scoring table. Porter finished with 13 points in the quarter and Fort White led 61-38. He added another trey and seven points in the fourth quarter. Porter scored 28 points. Wyche (12), Sanders (11) and Chris Cottrell (10) also hit double figures. Other scorers were Christian Helsel, 6, Joe Powers, 5, Paul Perry, 4, Tyler Velez, 3, and Brown, 3. Caleb Jones led Bradford (3-4, 2-1) with 17 points. Fort White (5-0, 2-0) hosts Keystone Heights High at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a District 2-4A game. The early games in the tri-match did not go Fort Whites way. The Lady Indians lost, 49-37, and the boys junior varsity lost, 40-37. Fort Whites girls stayed within striking distance for 3 1 2 quarters. Bradford led by six points at halftime and four points at the end of the third quarter. A basket by Kasha Cook with 4:56 left in the game pulled Fort White to one point down, 32-31. Except for six more points from Cook, it was all Bradford down the stretch. Cook led the Lady Indians with 16 points. Cenise Armstrong scored 10 points, with seven from Rykia Jackson, three from Desma Blake and one from TaBresha Cannon. Nyasia Davis poured in 27 points for Bradford (6-5, 2-2). Fort White (2-5, 2-2) plays at Interlachen High at 6 p.m. Thursday. By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press As college football pre pares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida StateAuburn championship game, its easy to see why the coming four-team play off wont solve all the post season problems. Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe? It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in domi nating fashion. Auburn (12-1) won the Southeastern Conference, and among the teams with imperfect records the Tigers resume is best. We all complain about the BCS, but isnt it funny how often they get it right, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. The pairings became official Sunday night when the final BCS standings came out. There was no question about 1 and 2. Itll be the Noles and Tigers at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 6 for the national championship. In the other marquee bowls: Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Clemson will play Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Michigan State will play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Baylor will play UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. Of course, Big 12 cham pion Baylor (11-1) and Big Ten champion Michigan State (12-1) might argue with that top two. But over 16 seasons college football fans have built up what can be called BCS acceptance, learning to live with the fact that there is only room for two. Fans of particularly aggrieved teams (2000 Miami, 2004 Auburn, 2008 Texas, just to name a few) still burn over the slights. Generally, though, by the Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS HEAR for the HOLIDAYS Dr. Debra Grin Au.D. Audiologist Cindy omas HIS Hearing Instrument Specialist $500 OFF Expires 12/31/13. an AGX5, 7, or 9 two-device hearing system. How do you know if you have a hearing loss? And more importantly, what options are available? Reconnect with family and friends, and engage with your world this holiday season. Lake City 183 NW Veterans St Live Oak 205 Houston Ave NW Dowling Park 10820 Marvin Jones Blvd 386.269.4651 Call to schedule your appointment today! RECONNECT. ENGAGE. Thank You for 37 Years Since 1977 216 N.W. Hillsboro St. Lake City BROWN FRAMING (Excluding custom work) For additional information, call 752-2638 Entire Stock OFF & More GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE BRIEFS Seminoles play Auburn on Jan. 6 in Pasadena. FSU continued on 6B Boys win district matchup, 82-53; Lady Indians fall. Today Columbia High girls soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Columbia High boys soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Fort White High soccer vs. Eastside High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Columbia High girls basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Columbia High, Newberry High, 4 p.m. Fort White High boys basketball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Fort White High soccer at Crescent City High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Thursday Columbia High girls soccer at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. Fort White High girls basketball at Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Columbia High boys soccer vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Friday Fort White High soccer vs. Hamilton County High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Columbia High girls basketball vs. Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Columbia High boys basketball at Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Saturday Fort White High boys basketball at Williston tournament, 1:30 p.m. Columbia High basketball vs. Palatka High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) GAMES CHS BASEBALL Instruction camp this weekend Columbia High head coach Heath Phillips has an instructional baseball camp planned for noon-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Players of all ages are invited to receive instruction from former major league players and college players. Fee for the weekend is $100. For details, call Phillips at 984-5261. LCMS WRESTLING Falcon Invitational tourney Saturday Lake City Middle School is hosting the Falcon Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be 11 schools in the competition, which will continue into the evening. Admission is $5. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs and sweets. For details, call Nikki Holliday at 984-0977. YOUTH BASKETBALL Coaches meeting at Richardson Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park Norths basketball league has 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. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095. From staff reports FSU returns to BCS title game PAUL BUCHANAN /Special to the Reporter Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has the Seminoles playing for the national championship on Jan. 6. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Hailey Shook (24) looks to shoot the ball against Keystone Heights High on Dec. 3. Fort White beats up on Bradford


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Kansas at FloridaESPN2 — Oakland at IndianaFS1 — Evansville at Xavier 8 p.m. FSN — South Dakota at Kansas St. 9 p.m. ESPN — Boise St. at KentuckyESPN2 — Gonzaga at West VirginiaFS1 — NJIT at Seton Hall NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Nashville at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Paris at Benfica FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk at Manchester UnitedFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 10 3 0 .769 349 287 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 276N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 337Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 334 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 316Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 318Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 244Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 312Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 324 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 345Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 291Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 337 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301 Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 334 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 407 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 243 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 188Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 291Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 362 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 326 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 395 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Sunday’s Game Green Bay 22, Atlanta 21Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26Kansas City 45, Washington 10Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28New England 27, Cleveland 26N.Y. Jets 37, Oakland 27Denver 51, Tennessee 28San Francisco 19, Seattle 17San Diego 37, N.Y. Giants 14Arizona 30, St. Louis 10New Orleans 31, Carolina 13 Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago (n) Thursday’s Game San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m.San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.New England at Miami, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m.Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m.New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m.Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m.New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m.San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.Boston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m.Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m.Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Chicago at New York, 8 p.m.Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv1. Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623 22. Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522 43. Ohio St. 8-0 1,453 54. Wisconsin 10-0 1,318 85. Michigan St. 7-1 1,311 16. Louisville 8-1 1,262 77. Oklahoma St. 8-1 1,160 98. Duke 7-2 1,040 109. UConn 9-0 981 1210. Villanova 9-0 938 1411. Kentucky 7-2 926 312. Wichita St. 9-0 884 1113. Kansas 6-2 862 614. Baylor 8-1 843 20 15. Oregon 8-0 831 1316. Memphis 6-1 768 1617. Iowa St. 7-0 606 1718. North Carolina 6-2 450 —19. Florida 6-2 434 1520. Gonzaga 8-1 365 1921. Colorado 9-1 330 —22. UMass 8-0 326 2123. Iowa 9-1 207 2324. Missouri 9-0 203 —25. San Diego St. 7-1 159 24 Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise St. 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Indiana 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Creighton 2, George Washington 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1.AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 11 Kentucky vs. Boise State, 9 p.m.No. 13 Kansas at No. 19 Florida, 7 p.m. No. 20 Gonzaga at West Virginia, 9 p.m.SOCCERWorld Cup draw GROUP A Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon GROUP B Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia GROUP C Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan GROUP D Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy GROUP E Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras GROUP F Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria GROUP G Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States GROUP H Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South KoreaHIGH SCHOOLFootball playoffs State Championships At Citrus Bowl Class 8A Apopka vs. South Dade Class 7A Dwyer vs. Niceville Class 6A Armwood vs. Miami Central Class 5A Clay vs. Plantation American Heritage 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BAGATE TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 10, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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High team scratch game: 1. Gamblers’ 709; 2. Knock em Down 678; 3. You’r Up 638. High team scratch series: 1. Quirky Quad 1,949; 2. Wild Things 1,945; 3. Ups and Downs 1,847. High team handicap game: 1. Quirky Quad 919; 2. Gamblers’ 862; 3. Knock em Down 820. High team handicap series: 1. Wild Things 2,581; 2. Ups and Downs 2,423; 3. 2 Girls & 2 Guys 2,375. High scratch game: 1. Vy Ritter 182; 2. (tie) Ann Soliz, Joyce Hooper, Donna Duncan 170. 1. Mike Murrey 240; 2. George Mulligan 214; 3. Ric Yates 192. High scratch series: 1. Jane Sommerfeld 505; 2. Betty Carmichael 503; 3. Shirley Highsmith 469. 1. Bill Dolly 615; 2. Lee McKinney 586; 3. Dan Ritter 565. High handicap game: 1. Vy Ritter 244; 2. Ann Soliz 235; 3. Joyce Hooper 219. 1. Mike Murrey 254; 2. Lee McKinney 243; 3. Ross Meyers 230. High handicap series: 1. Jane Sommerfeld 685; 2. Betty Carmichael 659; 3. Nancy Tashiro 628. 1. Bill Dolly 693; 2. Dan Ritter 673; 3. George Mulligan 653.(Results from Nov. 14) TUESDAY NITE MIXED High team handicap game: 1. Wolf Pack 863; 2. All In 858; 3. O 2 Cool 857. High team handicap series: 1. O 2 Cool 2,522; 2. Wolf Pack 2,488; 3. Willies Fillies 2,428. High scratch game: 1. Mary Lobaugh 193; 2. Debbie Walters 174; 3. Chris Travis 165. 1. Bill Dolly 225; 2. George Walters 224; 3. Dess Fennell 219. High scratch series: 1. Debbie Walters 511; 2. Chris Travis 484; 3. Mary Lobaugh 481. 1. Bill Dolly 620; 2. Willie Frazier 572; 3. Jim Lobaugh 552. High handicap game: 1. Lau Sapp 250; 2. Debbie Walters 231; 3. Mary Lobaugh 225. 1. Dess Fennell 251; 2. (tie) Bill Dolly, George Walters 248. High handicap series: 1. Debbie Walters 682; 2. Chris Travis 664; 3. Lau Sapp 639. 1. Bill Dolly 689; 2. Willie Frazier 653; 3. Josh Duff 628. High average: Mary Lobaugh 169; Jim Lobaugh 186.(Results from Nov. 19) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Awesome Four (60-36); 2. Pin Droppers (56-40); 3. Jo’s Crew (55-41). High team handicap game: 1. Jo’s Crew 873; 2. Handicappers 830; 3. Keglers 798. High team handicap series: 1. Perky Pals 2,492; 2. Awesome Four 2,428; 3. Double Up 2,379. High handicap game: 1. Peggy Duncan 258; 2. Janet Nash/Schaafsma 233; 3. Joyce Crandall 222. 1. David Duncan 251; 2. Jerry Crandall 240; 3. Ross Meyers 223. High handicap series: 1. Ann Soliz 676; 2. Ellie DeRosa 657; 3. Jane Sommerfeld 625. 1. Wayne Johns 679; 2. Vernon Black 615; 3. Ric Yates 604.(Results from Nov. 5)


DEAR ABBY: I am a single 25-year-old man with a 15-month-old son. I didn’t plan on having any children, but my son is everything to me. His mother and I did not work out well living together. We had differ-ent priorities and per-sonalities and could not comfortably coexist. I have no ill will toward “Andrea.” She’s a great person and a phenomenal mom. My dilemma is I constantly regret not working harder to stay with her. I see her new boyfriend with my son and it kills me. I see my son only on my two days off. I wish I could see him more than that, but the only way I could see it happening is if Andrea and I got back together. Everyone I know says we made the right choice for the three of us, but they may be biased toward my side of the situation. I’m afraid of not being there for my boy like my father wasn’t there for me when I was a kid. I don’t think 18 hours a week with my child will be enough to prevent him from feel-ing the same way I did. — TORN FATHER IN CONNECTICUT DEAR TORN: You have some serious think-ing to do. Feeling as you do, that you didn’t try hard enough to save your relationship, discuss it with your ex and see how she feels about the possi-bility of a reconciliation. HOWEVER, while I admire your desire to be a good father, it would be unfair to Andrea to try to get back together only to spend more time with your son. Consider asking her how she’d feel about you having him one night dur-ing the week in addition to your days off. Because the breakup wasn’t acrimoni-ous, she may welcome the idea and agree. DEAR ABBY: I live in a condo complex and am appalled at the disgust-ing mess some residents leave behind in the laun-dry room. It’s hard to fathom that people are unaware that they are expected to empty the lint screen after using the dryer. My husband says they just don’t care. Why should I have to it just so I can use the machine? People also leave the tops and insides of the machines dirty with lint, hair and what looks like mites. Don’t you agree that people should wipe the laundry area down if they’ve left a mess? — TIDY IN NORTHAMPTON, MASS. DEAR TIDY: Whether I agree is less important than whether the board of directors of your con-dominium association does. Bring this up at the next homeowners meet-ing and ask that some rules be set and a sign posted in the laundry room “reminding” those who use it to PLEASE be sure the machines are left clean when they are finished using them. I can’t guarantee this will eliminate the problem, but it may help. P.S. If you are correct about seeing mites in the laundry room, the man-ager should be informed so an exterminator can visit the complex and eradicate the infestation. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Say what’s on your mind and protect your possessions, your cash and your financial well-being. Impulse will be your downfall, so think twice before you make a move you might regret. You can accomplish anything if you are benevolent. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Romance is highlighted. With a little thought, you can coax someone special to take part in a special event. A trip or gathering will be enlightening. The ideas you develop will help you plan for a brighter future. +++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Help others and you will be repaid. Don’t lend or borrow; ease stress by clearing up debts or collecting what you are owed. Someone’s uncer-tainty may leave you feel-ing unsettled. Be creative and you’ll come up with an alternative plan. ++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Work-related problems are likely to get to you. Don’t take criticism too personally. Listen and reflect. Do whatever helps boost your confidence. Focus on love. A romantic connection will give you something positive to think about. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen carefully and make sure you understand the risks involved before you decide to participate. Protect your assets and your future. Joint ventures are not likely to turn out well. Knowledge will be the key to your success. Network but don’t negoti-ate. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Problems providing what someone you love wants should be handled with care. Opt for some-thing that can help pave the way to reaching a set goal. Romance will make up for any misunderstand-ing or lack of attention that has occurred. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t fold under pres-sure. Look for a solution to a problem. Complete unfin-ished projects before you move on to more enjoy-able activities. Keep your anger in check if someone tries your patience. An old friend or lover may cause problems. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Make travel plans or check out educa-tional pursuits. Increasing your skills or finding a way to market your talents will benefit you in the future. A positive change will take place if you are prepared. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A promise made must be kept, regardless of how you feel. Unavoidable changes at home or within your personal relationships will turn out to be to your ben-efit. Make a move that will ensure you encounter new opportunities. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be cautious while traveling. Letting your emotions take over will lead to an unexpected change that stems from a feud you have been try-ing to avoid. Refrain from being pushy. Do not put pressure on a situation that needs to cool down. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Get as much work done as you pos-sibly can. Your reputation will depend on your abil-ity to deliver what you’ve promised. A passionate approach to life, love and everything you do will move past negativity to a positive direction. If you believe in yourself, others will too. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Overload your plate and you’ll make an impression on some-one special. Romance and doing something nice for someone you miss or want to work or spend time with in the future will bring good results. Make amends if that’s what’s required. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Single dad struggles to find more time to spend with son Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 3B


4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 New home with over 2,000 sq. ft. living space on over 1/2 acre.Great location country living with easy shop-ping access. 4 spacious bedrooms (split plan) all with walk-in closets. 3 full bathrooms, bed-rooms 2 & 3 have Jack & Jill bath. Master bath complete with dual sinks & garden tub. Nice owing kitchen complete with island. Open plan living & family rooms both have tray ceilings. Two car attached garage and under-ground utilities. Money Saving Highlights: Hardboard siding lower insurance rates. Your own private well you save approx $97/month. Your own septic you save approx. $53/month. All for $152,000. (386)752-5035 d days 7-7. A Bar Sales, Inc. Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 Tree ServiceHALSEY & Sons Tree Service Tree trimming/removal/Lic & Ins. All major credit cards accepted. Call 352-745-0630. LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 11-284-DRDivision:MABELBOWENS-GRIER,Petitioner/Wife,andJEFFREYGRIER,Respondent/Husband.NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH DEPENDENTOR MINOR CHIL-DRENTO: Jeffrey GrierAddress UnknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven D. Miller, Esquire, 950 South Pine Island Road, Suite A-150, Plan-tation, Florida 33324 on or before 01-10-14 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Flori-da 32055 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including order, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file No-tice of Current Address, Florida Su-preme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ Sol Rodriguez05542385December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RILEYROWAN and RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER intend to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida.andTwo sixty feet wide strips of land ly-ing between Lots 25 and 27 and be-tween Lots 35 and 37, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Public Records of Columbia County Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RI-LEYROWAN AND RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER, as the owners of all the lands described above, will request that the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of sail plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5th of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542424December 10, 17, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 122013CA000546CAAXMXCITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCES-SOR BYMERGER TO ABN AM-RO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff,vs.RUTH E. YOUNG, et al, Defendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: RUTH E. YOUNGRESIDENT: UnknownLASTKNOWN ADDRESS: 425 SOUTHEASTSTARDUSTPLACE, LAKE CITY, FL32024-0209YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following described property located in COLUMBIACounty, Florida:LOT31 SHADOWWOOD UNIT2, a subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 24, 24Aand 24B, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida,has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lau-derdale, FL33309, and file the origi-nal with the Clerk of the Court, with-in 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or imme-diately thereafter, December 23, 2013, otherwise a default may be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint.This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Lake City Reporter.Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.DATED: November 19, 2013P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk of the Court05542293December 3, 10, 2013 IN THE COUNTYCOURT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 13-468-CCBUDDYMAC JOHNSON,Plaintiff,vs.CHRISTINACHALREO BREAULT,Defendants.NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALENotice is hereby given that the fol-lowing described real property:Lots 5, 6, 15 and 16 of Block 8, Ma-son City, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 31, public records of Columbia County, Florida.shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Final Judgment in the above styled action dated November 18, 2013, and also any subsequent amended or corrected final judgment, at the Co-lumbia County Courthouse in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, to the best and highest bid-der for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 5th day of December, 2013.P. DEWITTCASON,Clerk of CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542423December 10, 17, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, intends to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 2, 3, 5, 7, 15, and 17, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 1, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 8, Pages 97-99, PubLegallic Records of Columbia County, Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, as the owner of all the lands described above, will re-quest that the Board of County Com-missioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of said plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5 day of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542425December 10, 17, 2013 100Job Opportunities05542121The Lake City Reporter is now seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate This position requires self motivation and drive to assist business' within the community with their marketing and sales plans. Applying candidates must possess and energetic and professional attitude along with a clean driving history. Pay range is based on experience. This position is offered Salary plus uncapped Commission. Please send all resumes to twestberry@lakecityreporter.comor mail to: Attn: Theresa Westberry 180 East Duval Street, Lake City, Fl 32055 05542347PRESSROOM MANAGER Community Newspapers Inc. is seeking a pressroom manager for Mountain Press, located in Franklin, NC. The pressroom manager is responsible for all press and mailroom operations. This position requires experience in press operations, including press layouts, preventive maintenance procedures, quality reproduction, managing safety including OSHArequirements, and supervisory responsibilities for press crew and mailroom supervisor. Maintenance of key supply inventories, including newsprint, ink, plates, essential supplies and spare parts is required. Successful applicant will have hands on experience operating a Goss community press, computer to plate technologies, prepress workflow systems, File transfer protocol process, and newsprint ordering and inventory systems. Mountain Press is a regional printing facility for CNI’s Franklin Region newspapers. Email resume, salary requirements and three professional references to: or mail to: Rachel Hoskins, Franklin Regional Publisher, PO Box 350, Franklin, NC 28744. 05542427World Class CEMENT MANUFACTURER is in need of experienced Electrical Maintenance Technician to install, maintain, and repair electric and electronic equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: High and low voltage tests and troubleshooting; electric control, piping, wiring, pneumatic, & hydraulic controls, air conditioning, operate mobile equipment, weigh feeders, calibration & troubleshooting, Shenck & Pfister Systems, test, calibrate & troubleshoot; & assist with departments needs as necessary. HS Diploma or equivalent preferred. Experience Required. Position requires working rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, overtime & accept call-ins after hours. Suwannee American Cement, located in Branford, FL. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants send resumes to or fax to Human Resources: 386-935-5071. Wanted Experienced Lube Tech w/tools. Apply @ Rountree-Moore Ford 2588 WUS HWY90 Lake City, FL See: Jimbo Pegnetter 100Job Opportunities1 TEMP Horticultural Workers needed 1/13/14-10/20/14. 4 Temp Horticultural workers needed 1/13/14-7/01/14. Must have 3 mo. verifiable exp. operating 55 + HP nursery equipment. Worksites in various greenhouses, fields in Olmstead, KYPlants, cultivates, & harvests horticultural specialties, such as flowers & vegetables, & performs related duties in environmentally controlled structure. Random drug testing at employer’s expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. All tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier if appropriate. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. $9.80/hr. Applicants should report/send resume to nearest FL Agency of Workforce Innovations office 386-755-9026 & ref. job order # KY0504930 or KY0505417. Hickory Hill Greenhouses, Olmstead, KY COOKS & Servers Experience Only If you love what you do Contact Country Skillit 1-3pm 41/441 S. of 75 IMMEDIATE HIRING Mini Bus Driver – Must have CDL +P– Local Route from Lake City – Monday through Friday, no weekends, no holidays – Must be friendly and professional – Fax or Email Resume 386-935-3700, Openings Immediately NOWHIRING Full time Experienced Servers ONLYneed apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City PARTTIME Warehouse position Requirementsflexible hours, good attitude, strong work ethic, strong back Apply in person at Morrell's The Perfect Run.. Southeast Regional Lanes!! -NEWBONUS PROGRAM -Great Hometime!! -Full Benefit Package -NO Northeast Lanes -CDLClass Aw/hazmat 877-893-9645 orapply WANTED Legal Secretary/Paralegal local law firm. Want someone with legal experience/training, willing to teach a highly-motivated person who has newly-graduated with a paralegal concentration. Fax resume to: 386-719-4788. 120Medical Employment05542402RN’S/LPN’S 7a-7Pand 7p-7a OPENINGS in a 180 SNF and Rehab Center, full time, excellent benefits, 1-2 years experience in a similar field preferred. Admissions and Marketing Asst ., FT, must be knowledgeable in admissions requirements in a skilled nursing facility with at least 2 years experience. Apply in person at Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL32064. Tel 386-362-7860 Check Out Clerk High volume, fast paced Medical facility seeking a Checkout Clerk. Duties include Cash handling, schedule appointments, data entry. Knowledge of medical terminology and medical insurance. Medical office Exp Preferred. If you display a friendly, professional and courteous manner. Please send your resume to OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Ophthalmic Technician F/Tor P/T Experience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 We are seeking a highly talented sales individual to fill a full time Optical Sales Associates position. Optical sales experience preferred but willing to train the right individual.We offer a team work environment and competitive compensation package complete with benefits.Please send resume to PO Box 489 Lake City, 32056 or fax to 386-755-1128. 120Medical EmploymentYouth Services International is pleased to announce the opening of the Jasper Youth Treatment Center and is now interviewing for opportunities in all Departments. Come join our team of dedicated professionals and make a meaningful positive impact on youth lives. Open positions include Licensed Clinical Director and Clinical Staff – LMHC/LCSW/LMFTMaster Level Therapists, Case Managers, Registered Nurses, Youth Counselors, Transitional Specialists, Direct Care Supervisors. Certified Behavioral Analysts, Business Managers, and Administrators. Must be 21 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply. Please fax or e-mail resumes to 941-953-9198 or email For any and all inquiries please call 386-205-9914. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview time. 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class12/9/2013• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies CREAM COLOR Bobtail Male kitten, 8 weeks, litter box trained. Free to good home Contact 386-288-2504, 288-4481 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. REG AKC Lab Pup, Excellant bloodlines. Blk female $200 386-752-5359 405Bicycles DELUXE ADULT Tricycle. Full size, extra wide seat. Front & back brakes, fenders. Good condition. $200. 386-961-5517 410Lawn & Garden EquipmentSelf-propelled v acuum/chipper/shredder Like new. $699 386-754-0854 or 239-671-9235 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 12 FT Christmas Tree Nice and Full $80 352-339-8575 Kenmore side by side refrigerator white $500, LG front load washer/dryer with pedals white $1000, GE white stove $300, GE white dishwasher $200.00 OBO 352-332-5425 MAYTAG WASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great $350 OBO 386-292-3927 NICE GE Gas Range White works great $200 386-292-3927 WHITE GE Refrigerator Nice and Clean $200 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $525/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, $700/mo 1st+last+dep requiredlocated in Ellisville. No pets.Contact 352-870-5144 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre $600/mo first+last, Watermelon Park area, avail Jan 1st. 386-466-2818 3BR/2BANICE area $490 mth +$200 Dep. Water/sewer & garbage pick up included. w/d hookup No Pets Contact 386-466-7270 Large3BR/2BA Doublewide, 5 points area, no pets, $700-750/mo $500 dep, Large 2br/2ba $650/mo $500/dep, no pets, Woodgate village, 386-961-1482 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 BETTER THAN Apt 1br/1ba house, carport, fenced, pets ok, w/d on site $675/mo all util. & cable incl Lake City, 10 min. S Hwy 41 386-758-2408 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter


Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 20135B Self-PropelledVacuum/Chipper/ShredderLike new.$699Call386-754-0854 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent05542452Lake City 4BR/2BA 1836SF $850 Nice house, repainted inside. 3BR/1.5BA 1357SF $800 Great location (off Bascom Norris) 3-4BR/1BA 1592SF $800 Brick; Fenced yard; Storage Bldg. Lloyd Peterson 386-961-9959(w) 386-397-3362 (c) 2BR/1BAHOUSE $530/mo $530/deposit. 386-697-4814 3BR/2BAWITH pool, screen room, lg deck, in town, smoke/pet free $1,000/mo 12/mo lease 1st+last required. 386-365-1925 3BR/2BA. 1,998 Sq/ft. Inground pool. Fenced yard. Smoke Free. No indoor pets. $1150/mo. 12 mo. lease reqd. 1st & last mo required. (386) 623-4654 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 750Business & Office RentalsOakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1 acre of land for sale, Ft White area on SR18, Call 904-353-9391 or 904-551-8638 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830Commercial PropertyHOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 860Investment PropertyLOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDSSelling your stuff is simple with a little help from the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Let our sales team help you place an ad today, in print and online! Call 386-755-5440 or go to We’re on target! days a weekSubscribe Today 386-755-5445 REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER FOOTBALL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 6BSPORTS JUMP Lake City Reporter New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $136 $ 29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires December 31, 2013 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Formerly Boyette Plumbing Full Service Plumbing Commercial & Residential Over 25 years experience 386-752-0776 Senior citizen and Military discount CFC1428686 Backow prevention (Installation and Certication) 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. BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FSU: Winston is Heisman favorite Continued From Page 1B COLLEGE POLLS Harris USA Today Computer BCS Rk Pts Pct Rk Pts Pct Rk Pct Avg Pv 1. Fla. St. 1 2617 .9970 1 1550 1.0000 1 .990 .9957 1 2. Auburn 2 2527 .9627 2 1486 .9587 2 .970 .9638 3 3. Alabama 3 2405 .9162 3 1414 .9123 t3 .890 .9061 4 4. Mich. St. 4 2242 .8541 4 1342 .8658 5 .860 .8600 10 5. Stanford 5 2102 .8008 7 1188 .7665 t3 .890 .8191 7 6. Baylor 6 2058 .7840 5 1275 .8226 9 .710 .7722 9 7. Ohio St. 7 2048 .7802 6 1211 .7813 7 .750 .7705 2 8. Missouri 9 1850 .7048 9 1088 .7019 6 .770 .7256 5 9. S. Crolina 8 1866 .7109 8 1108 .7148 8 .720 .7152 8 10. Oregon 12 1499 .5710 12 887 .5723 10 .600 .5811 12 11. Okla. 10 1517 .5779 10 913 .5890 12 .560 .5756 17 12. Clemson 11 1512 .5760 11 899 .5800 13 .510 .5553 13 13. Okla. St. 13 1430 .5448 13 845 .5452 14 .480 .5233 6 14. Ariz. St. 17 909 .3463 17 602 .3884 11 .590 .4416 11 15. UCF 15 1098 .4183 15 658 .4245 15 .460 .4343 16 16. LSU 14 1267 .4827 14 719 .4639 17 .350 .4322 15 17. UCLA 18 907 .3455 18 520 .3355 16 .430 .3703 18 18. Luisville 16 1091 .4156 16 611 .3942 23 .150 .3199 19 19. Wisc. 19 673 .2564 19 408 .2632 20 .190 .2365 21 20. Frsno St. 20 579 .2206 20 344 .2219 26 .060 .1675 23 21. Tex A&M 21 471 .1794 21 247 .1594 21 .160 .1663 24 22. Georgia 23 318 .1211 24 135 .0871 18 .270 .1594 22 23. N. Illois 22 408 .1554 23 149 .0961 19 .220 .1572 14 24. Duke 24 291 .1109 21 247 .1594 25 .070 .1134 20 25. So. Cal 27 53 .0202 28 33 .0213 21 .160 .0672 NRAP Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (56) 13-0 1,496 1 2. Auburn (4) 12-1 1,444 3 3. Alabama 11-1 1,376 4 4. Michigan St. 12-1 1,278 10 5. Stanford 11-2 1,217 7 6. Baylor 11-1 1,185 9 7. Ohio St. 12-1 1,130 2 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,099 8 9. Missouri 11-2 1,066 5 10. Oregon 10-2 880 12 11. Oklahoma 10-2 878 18 12. Clemson 10-2 848 13 13. Oklahoma St. 10-2 797 6 14. LSU 9-3 726 14 15. UCF 11-1 629 15 16. Arizona St. 10-3 614 11 17. UCLA 9-3 544 17 18. Louisville 11-1 525 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 383 21 20. Texas A&M 8-4 282 22 21. Fresno St. 11-1 227 24 22. Duke 10-3 201 20 23. Georgia 8-4 196 25 24. N. Illinois 12-1 144 16 25. Notre Dame 8-4 76 NR Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 74, Iowa 48, Miami 47 Vanderbilt 25, Texas 22, Cincinnati 11, Bowling Green 10, Washington 9, Rice 7, N. Dakota St. 4, Minnesota 2.AP Top 25 results No. 1 Florida State (13-0) beat No. 20 Duke 45-7. No. 2 Ohio State (12-1) lost to No. 10 Michigan State 34-24. No. 3 Auburn (12-1) beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42. No. 5 Missouri (11-2) lost to No. 3 Auburn 59-42. No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-2) lost to No. 18 Oklahoma 33-24. No. 7 Stanford (11-2) beat No. 11 Arizona State 38-14. No. 9 Baylor (11-1) beat No. 23 Texas 30-10. No. 10 Michigan State (12-1) beat No. 2 Ohio State 34-24. No. 11 Arizona State (10-3) lost to No. 7 Stanford 38-14. No. 15 UCF (11-1) beat SMU 17-13. No. 16 Northern Illinois (12-1) lost to Bowling Green 47-27, Friday. No. 18 Oklahoma (10-2) beat No. 6 Oklahoma State 33-24. No. 19 Louisville (11-1) beat Cincinnati 31-24, OT, Thursday. No. 20 Duke (10-3) lost to No. 1 Florida State 45-7. No. 23 Texas (8-4) lost to No. 9 Baylor 30-10. No. 24 Fresno State (11-1) beat Utah State 24-17.USA Today Top 25 Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida St. (62) 13-0 1550 1 2. Auburn 12-1 1486 3 3. Alabama 11-1 1414 4 4. Michigan State 12-1 1342 9 5. Baylor 11-1 1275 t7 6. Ohio State 12-1 1211 2 7. Stanford 11-2 1188 10 8. South Carolina 10-2 1108 t7 9. Missouri 11-2 1088 5 10. Oklahoma 10-2 913 15 11. Clemson 10-2 899 11 12. Oregon 10-2 887 12 13. Oklahoma State 10-2 845 6 14. LSU 9-3 719 14 15. UCF 11-1 658 17 16. Louisville 11-1 611 16 17. Arizona State 10-3 602 13 18. UCLA 9-3 520 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 408 21 20. Fresno State 11-1 344 22 21. Texas A&M 8-4 247 25 21. Duke 10-3 247 20 23. Northern Illinois 12-1 149 18 24. Georgia 8-4 135 NR 25. Miami 9-3 73 NR Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 47; Vanderbilt 40; Southern Cal 33; Iowa 30; Texas 27; Rice 23; Bowling Green 12; Notre Dame 8; Minnesota 6; Ball State 2; Nebraska 1; Virginia Tech 1; Washington 1.Harris Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (97) 13-0 2,617 1 2. Auburn (8) 12-1 2,527 3 3. Alabama 11-1 2,405 4 4. Michigan State 12-1 2,242 10 5. Stanford 11-2 2,102 7 6. Baylor 11-1 2,058 9 7. Ohio State 12-1 2,048 2 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,866 8 9. Missouri 11-2 1,850 5 10. Oklahoma 10-2 1,517 16 11. Clemson 10-2 1,512 11 12. Oregon 10-2 1,499 12 13. Oklahoma State 10-2 1,430 6 14. LSU 9-3 1,267 14 15. UCF 11-1 1,098 18 16. Louisville 11-1 1,091 17 17. Arizona State 10-3 909 13 18. UCLA 9-3 907 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 673 21 20. Fresno State 11-1 579 22 21. Texas A&M 8-4 471 23 22. Northern Illinois 12-1 408 15 23. Georgia 8-4 318 25 24. Duke 10-3 291 20 25. Miami 9-3 110 NR Other teams receiving votes: Bowling Green 75; USC 53; Notre Dame 46; Cincinnati 43; Texas 32; Rice 28; Ball State 18; Vanderbilt 13; Washington 12; Iowa 8; Minnesota 2. time the championship game kicked off, most everybody was on board. And only eight times before the BCS did No. 1 play No. 2 in a bowl game. Its been a remarkable seismic change for this sport, executive director Bill Hancock said. That was unthinkable before the BCS. In a season defined by blowouts, the only drama for Florida State came off the field, when quarter back Jameis Winston was investigated for sexual assault. The state attorney said there was not enough evidence to charge the redshirt freshman with a crime two days before the Seminoles played Duke. Winston is the runaway favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next Saturday. Auburn completed its worst-to-first run with a 59-42 victory in the Southeastern Conference championship game against Missouri. The Tigers didnt win a confer ence game last season.