The Lake City reporter


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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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Lake City Fla
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December 13, 2005
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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Vol. 131, No. 276 50 cents



Citizens flock

to City Hall

open house

Approximately 200 people
tour the new location
of Lake City City Hall.

ity Hall filled with people
Monday afternoon when Lake
City invited the public in for
tours and refreshments complete
with hot apple cider.
. Many Columbia County residents took
advantage of the event to meet elected
officials and tour the various city
departments located in the building.
"I think it's great that the citizens are
coming out and seeing their building," said
Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt. "We '
appreciate the people coming and seeing it
and hopefully they're pleased with it."
Witt estimated 200 people toured the
building and most residents seemed very
pleased with the new city hall.
"It was space that we definitely needed in'
the city and the perfect location," said
Robert Turbeville of the new location at
205 N. Marion Ave.
Turbeville was in the customer
service-utilities area on a tour with Jack and
Alice Berry and Lake City Council Member,
Mike Lee.
"I think this was a great investment by
the city and I think they did a beautiful job

CITY HALL continued on 12A

LINDA YOUNGILake City Reporter

John Pierce (left)
and Cynthia
Jacobus (right)
admire the
donated mural of
Marion Avenue
being painted by
artist Kelli
Ronsonet (center)
on the wall of the
mayor's office.

Approximately 200 people toured the new location of City Hall at 205 N.
Marion Ave. on Monday night.

'When the kids go home for

Christmas ... I will be retired'

Educator will
retire after 36/2
years of service.

For the last three decades
Arthur L. Holliday has been
working on building his collec-
tion of ceramic, cloth, plastic
and even inflatable frogs.
However, as the Summers
Elementary school principal,
that was his hobby. During
most of the past three decades
he's managed to make the dif-
ference in many students' and
current school district admin-
istrator's lives.
Holliday, 61, has worked for
the Columbia School district
for 36'/2 years and has decided

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to retire. While his retirement
officially begins Dec. 31, his
last day as the school's princi-
pal will be Dec. 20.
"When the kids go home for
Christmas and come back, I
will be retired," he said.
Holliday has spent his
entire career as an educator
working at Summers
Elementary and has been the
school's principal for 28 years,
since 1977. The school opened
in 1964 and he's only the
school's second principal.
Holliday started his career
as a local educator only seven
months after returning from
Vietnam as a physical educa-
tion teacher and worked in
that position for seven years
before applying for and get-
ting the principal's job.
"Mr. Claude Fralick, the
school's first principal and Dr.

Business . . .

At a quick glance: Art Holliday
* Birthday: June 2
M Age: 61
M Family: Married, wife; Jane.
* Daughter,. son-in-law and children Suzanne Leamon
and Doug Leamon. Wesley and Samantha: daughter,
Sabrina Green and Todd Green. and their children.
Brody and Bryant.
* Hobbies: Collecting ceramic, plastic and cloth frogs.

Silas Pittman, the superintend-
ent, made a recommendation
for me to start teaching physi-
cal education here and I did
that for seven years," he said.
"Then I applied to be principal.
I had an interview with Dr.
Pittman on a Monday morning
and 10 minutes later I was
handed a set of keys and sent
to the school. It meant a lot to
me that Fralick and Pittman

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had enough trust in me to do
Though Holliday was princi-
pal at the local elementary
school, he also worked as a
Columbia High School football
coach and started the
wrestling program at the
school in 1971-72.
"I'm going to miss my
HOLUDAY continued on 12A

Three nabbed

in Winter's Fury

Operation ends
with string of
arrests on 1-75.

Winter's Fury arrived in
Columbia County last week.
Three frien were arrested
by the Florida Highway Patrol
for drug possession traveling
County on
Interstate 75
on Friday
F HP''s
Operation: Hughes
Winter's g
Fury, which took place
between Dec. 5 and Dec. 9.
The first arrest took place at
12:05 p.m. on 1-75 near mile

marker 409 in southern
Columbia County. Trooper
Daniel Caulk of the Florida
Highway Patrol made a traffic
stop on two vehicles for illegal
were unreg-
istered and
The driv-
ers of the
vehicles McNeal
were Jonathan Smith, 50, and
Teddrick Hughes, 34, both of
Valdosta, Ga. Both vehicles
belonged to Hughes.
"These drug arrests took
place during FHP's Operation:
Winter's Fury," said Lt. Mike
Burroughs, public information
officer for Troop B of the
Florida Highway Patrol. 'This
was a statewide operation that
BUST continued on 12A

Basic supplies

needed for assisting

Project Afghanistan

Effort will give
children a chance
at an education.

The Lake City Cadet
Squadron of the Civil Air
Patrol, the Columbia County
School District and several
local businesses this week are
collecting school supplies for
children and teachers in
About 2,000 soldiers from
the Combined Joint Task
Force Phoenix, nearly 1,300 of
whom are who are from the
53rd Infantry Brigade and
other Florida Army National
Guard units, are refurbishing
schools in Afghanistan so chil-
dren there can attend classes.
The effort has been named
Project Afghanistan.
The troops have sufficient
building materials, but getting
supplies for children to use
once the schools are finished is
the biggest challenge.
"Plywood, two-by-fours and
Sheetrock are no problem,"
said Rick Peters, commander
for the Lake City Cadet
Squadron of the Civil Air
Patrol. "It's getting the pens
and pencils that are a problem."
This year, troops specifically
requested school supplies, said
Dewey Painter, president of
Mission Harvest America, an
organization in Jacksonville
that has been sending care
packages to troops since
Operation Desert Shield in
'"They wanted us to send
supplies instead of goodie
boxes for them," Painter said.
John Pierce, a retired Army
Reserve officer, printed about
7,700 flyers to promote the
project at local schools. He
hopes Project Afghanistan will
give the troops positive

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" Binders, three-ring, 1"
" Binders, section dividers
" Book bags or back packs
" Chalk, white and colors
(and erasers)
* Clipboards
" Clips, small, medium or
* Containers, portable, for
student files
* Crayons
* Erasers, pencil
* Erasers, whiteboard
* Files, hanging, for
student folders
H Folders for student
" Folder-. with prongs
* Glue sticks
* Labels for files
* Marker sets, color
* Marker sets, black,
* Notebooks, spiral
(8'/: X 111
* Notebooks for student
* Paper, loose leaf, lined
* Paper, heavy-duty
* Paper clips, small or
* Pencils
* Pencil holder s(3-hole
* Pencil sets, colored
* Pencil sharpeners
* Pens, black ink, red ink
* Rulers
* Scissors
* Staplers & Staples
* Whiteboards, small

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"Even though it's a little
thing, maybe it will help get the
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Joss Stone voted best dog parent -1

NEW YORK - When it comes to
celebrity dog-parenting skills, Joss
Stone is tops and Paris Hilton is the
worst, according to an online vote by
readers of two dog magazines.
Stone, who has a poodle named
Dusty Springfield, volunteered for the
North Shore Animal League America
after seeing images of pets stranded in
the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina
and Wilma, said The New York Dog
and The Hollywood Dog magazines.
The 18-year-old British singer also

MTV announces also per
New Year's line-up and his
annual New Year's Eve party on MTI
from Times Square will the besi
feature musical performances viewers
by Kanye West, Adam Levine, Sirulnic
Shakira and Fall Out Boy. preside:
The two-hour telecast, Product
which begins at 10:30 p.m. different
EST (live) and PST (on tape), perform
will have MTV VJs Damien the bigg
Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo, past yea
Quddus Philippe, La La wall-to-s
Vazquez and Susie Castillo as through
hosts, the network announced MTV
Monday. New Ye
Common, All-American 1981. T
Rejects and Young Jeezy will New Yo

Celebrity Birthdays

* Former Secretary of State
George P. Shultz is 85.
* Actor-comedian Dick Van
Dyke is 80.
* Actor Christopher
Plummer is 78.
* Actor Robert Prosky is
* Country singer Buck
White is 75.
* Movie producer Richard
Zanuck is 71.
* Singer John Davidson is
E,.-Singer.Ted. 4ugeni is 57.

recorded a public service
announcement seeking support for the
homeless pets of the Gulf Coast.
"Joss is a huge advocate for shelter
dogs and it's not just talk," said Leslie
Padgett, editor of the magazines. 'This
year, despite an incredibly hectic
schedule, she went out of her way to
help the dogs of Katrina and Wilma."
Hilton, a 24-year-old hotel heiress
and star of 'The Simple Life," was
voted the world's worst celebrity dog

form. There will be an
nce by the Rev. Run
family, MTV said.
years, New Year's Eve
V has always meant
t new music to our
," said David
"k, executive vice
nt, MTV News and
tion. "2005 is no
at, with amazing
lances from some of
gest artists from the
ur. We will have
wall music straight
ito 2006."
has been hosting
ar'ss Eve parties since
he first one was at
)rk's Hotel Diplomat.

Joss Stone

Jazz, gumbo scent
to swirl in Newark
NEWARK, N.J. - The
sounds of New Orleans jazz
and the aroma of gumbo will
be swirling around Newark
for the next two years.
The New Jersey
Performing Arts Center on
Friday announced a residency
program with the New
Orleans Jazz Orchestra,
funded by a $200,000 grant
from the Prudential
The money follows a
$300,000 grant from
Prudential Financial Inc. to
sponsor the orchestra's inau-

gural national tour, allowing it
to proceed despite the loss of
significant funding after
Hurricane Katrina.
The collaboration with
NJPAC will bring music, food,
educational workshops and a
Thanksgiving 2006
performance by the
orchestra, said Irvin Mayfield,
a trumpeter, composer and
the orchestra's founder.
'We'll try to bring all those
elements of New Orleans
culture and jazz," said
Mayfield, who also holds the
title of New Orleans Cultural
* Associated Press

Thought for Today

* Rock musician Jeff
"Skunk" Baxter is 57.
* Country musician Ron
Getman is 57.
* Actor Robert Lindsay is
* Country singer-musician
Randy Owen is 56.
* Actress Wendie Malick is
* Country singer John
Anderson is 51.
* Singer-songwriter Steve
Forbert is 51.
* Singer-actor Morris Day is

"A society in which men recognize
no check upon their freedom soon
becomes a society where freedom
is the possession of only a savage

- Judge Learned Hand,
American jjrisi 1872-1961)


Ann Foster
Lake City, Occupational
* Age: Did not provide

* Family: Husband and
one son.

* Favorite pastimes:
Antiquing, reading and

* What do you like most
about your town: "The
people and their generous

* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?: "I
am inspired by my family,
friends and students."

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Legislators may
have to buy tickets
best free ticket in Tallahassee
in early March may cost
something next year. At least
for lawmakers.
Associated Industries of
Florida, a powerful lobby for
business interests, may have
to charge legislators to attend
the opulent soiree it throws
every year on the eve of the
legislative session. It's where
lobbyists and legislators can
mingle over cocktails, shrimp
and other fare.
For the legislative and
lobbying sets, the
complimentary ticket is the
one to have as the session "
Legislators last week voted
to ban all gifts to themselves.
That would include the free
admission to the AIF party.
. AIF President Barney
Bishop said Monday that the
organization is talking to
lawyers about how it can still
have legislators at the party,
but it may have to ask
legislators to actually pay for
their tickets.
"We'll be happy to charge
members" of the Legislature




if that's what the law
requires, Bishop said. "We're
going to do it in a legal
About 2,000 people usually
attend the party, held on the
outdoor patio'in the historic
home that houses AIF, a
couple blocks from the
governor's mansion. It is
considered the kickoff to the
annual two-month spring
legislative session.

Fantasy Fest ends
KEY WEST - Hurricane
Wilma delayed Key West's
annual costuming and
masking festival for six
weeks, but it didn't keep near-
ly 40,000 revelers from flock-
ing to the laid-back island city
to view the decadent Fantasy
Fest parade.
Saturday night's parade,
was the highlight of the
rescheduled festival, which
ended Sunday. It drew a
lavish array of
feather-bedecked marching
groups, Caribbean bands and
motorized floats, including a
40-foot mechanical shark
surrounded by dancing sea

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Among participants was
costume designer Susanne
D'Antonio, of Big Pine Key,
who decided to protect her
massive costume ensemble
instead of her husband's
work tools before Wilma's
Oct. 24 arrival. The tools
were lost to the storm, but
D'Antonio was a parade
standout and costume
competition winner in her
10-foot-tall "D'Menta the
Dark Goddess" creation.
"I'm not sure where our
priorities are, but we won,"
D'Antonio said.
Fantasy Fest brought a
welcome economic boost for
the Florida Keys'
tourist-based economy, hard
hit by Wilma's passage
through the region. Tourism
officials estimated that Wilma
cost the region about
$50 million in lost revenues.

Williamses' father
tries to broker deal
woman who wanted to
promote an epic "Battle of the
Sexes" tennis match starring
Venus and Serena Williams
testified Monday their father
claimed repeatedly, that he
had full authority to negotiate
the proposed 2001 event on
his daughters' behalf,
Carol Clarke, who contends
in a lawsuit with her partner
that the Williams family
broke a contract for the deal,
contradicted earlier testimony
by Richard Williams, stars'
father. Richard Williams
insisted he never said he had
the legal right to commit his
daughters to play in the
"He said that he did their
business deals for them and
he had authority to do their
deals," said Clarke, who has
known Richard Williams
since 1997 and worked with
him on past business
arrangements. "I absolutely
relied on the fact that this was
correct, that he had this
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TONY BRITTILake City Reporter
Markala Brown (front left) and Natasha Allen get step instructions
from Veronica Collins (right) during the Columbia High School step
club practice Monday.

CHS group stepping

up for Christmas

tbritt@lakecityreporter. corn
The rhythmic sounds of
stomping, clapping and
Chanting filled the Columbia
.High School cafeteria Monday
The sound was produced by
a group of high school females
from the' Columbia High
:School step club, who were
:putting all their energy into an
;intense practice session for a,
!weekend performance.
' Saturday, the group will host
the Columbia High School
'Step Club Christmas Concert.
,The concert will take place
,from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
'Eddie Accardi car dealership,
U.S. 90 West. The event is free
:and will feature country and
:gospel music, dancing and
"We've been doing this since
'last year," said Ronnie Collins,
Columbia High School step
;club sponsor.
i Collins founded the club last
January and since then, has
had the club participate in
several area events and
There are 52 students in the
Columbia High School step
club. The group has 16 girls
who are active steppers and six
boys that are on the stepping
-Veronica Collins, Ronnie
Collins' niece, is a choreogra-
pher and step coach for the
club and helps students learn
the steps, along with club
other sponsors, Linda Taylor,
Shiloh Thomas and Audre
During the past year, the

group has participated in com-
petitions with step groups from
other schools, as well as local
step shows and other commu-
nity and school-related events.
"We're trying to get the kids
right to be a part of some type
of fraternity of sorority and
give them an early start,"
Collins said. "A lot of areas
around here have step clubs,
but Lake City didn't have one
till I put this together. The stu-
dents love it and they are so
happy to have a step club."
Collins said participation in
the club helps the students
with self-discipline and also
encourages them to maintain
their grades.
"Stepping helps them with
discipline and they also have to
have a 2.0 grade-point-average
to participate," he said. "We're
giving out scholarships at the
end of the year, so they're
keeping their grades up.
Hopefully, a few will get
scholarships. "
In addition to' maintaining
passing grades, Collins said
he's also noticed a change the
students self-confidence levels.
'"The students are real posi-
tive now," he said. "Some of the
ones that didn't play any sports
or didn't want to do anything
are now a part of something
and that gives them a lot more
confidence in themselves.
Plus, I try to keep it like a fam-
ily and all of them have been
getting along pretty well."
In January, the group is
scheduled to host a competi-
tion against other step teams
from Fort White, Jacksonville,
Lake Butler, Gainesville and

Grocery store site OK'd

lyoung@lakecityreporter. corn
adoption of the amended
Deese land annexation ordi-
nance, the Town of Fort White
cleared the way for construc-
tion of a new grocery store and
a new county building.
The store will be a full-serv-
ice grocery business that will
provide 15,000-20,000 square
feet of shopping area on five
acres that will be annexed into
the town.
The new Columbia County
building will house the county
library, a sheriff's substation
and satellite offices for the
clerk of court, property
appraiser, property taxes,
supervisor of elections and the
office of Fort White Mayor
Truett George.,
The Town Council also gave
first-reading approval to an
ordinance to change the length
of terms of office for mayor and
the four council members,
along with how they are
Now the mayor and council
all are elected at the same time
to three-year terms.
The council members are
Donald Cook, District 1; John.
Gloskowski, District 3; Henry
Maini, District 2; and Demetric
Jackson, District 4.
"We're up for election in

August of '06 and if the ordi-
nances pass then the mayor
and (district) one and three
(commissioners) will be elect-
ed for four years and (district)
two and four (commissioners)
will be elected for two years,"
George said.


The Columbia Coun
Traffic Safety Team kicked o
its "Celebrate Safely
Designate a Driver" campaign
Monday morning
Memorial Cemetery.
The cemetery location wa
chosen to remind the publ
that some DUI-related traff
crashes are fatal.
"Celebrate Safely" is i
effort to stop impaired dri
ing. The Columbia Coun
Traffic Safety Team, as well
local law enforcement age
cies, are attempting to raise
the awareness of the holiday
deaths and injuries caused b
impaired drivers during th
holiday season, and
promote the use of a sobi
designated driver.
'The holidays are tradition
ally one of the deadliest time
of the year on our nation
roadways, and impaired
driving is a big part of th
problem," said Capt. Gar
Laxton, public information
officer for the Lake Ci
Police Department. "For tho
sands of families, the holiday
bring a somber reminder
the loved ones they lost to a
impaired driver during

ate Safely.

previous holiday season or at
any time during the year."
This campaign, which
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program, includes an
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Gary Laxton of the Lake City Police Department (center)
ks at the kickoff of the Celebrate Safely campaign. Also
ding, (from left) was Sgt. Mike Sweat from the Sheriffs Office,
ark Boatright of Florida Highway Patrol; Sheriff Bill Gootee,
Tim Culhane of FHP; Sgt. Herb Pepper of Florida
artment of Transportation Motorcare Compliance and Lt. Mike
iughs of FHP.

cal restaurants like Phish
Is and Beef O'Bradys are
ng with this campaign by
hiding free non-alcoholic
:s to a party's designated
r, as well as offering a
ipes for the Road" booklet
new and creative
alcoholic drink recipes.

"Impaired driving is a
problem for all of us, not just a
problem for the courts or the
victims," said Columbia
County Sheriff Bill Gootee.
"When impaired drivers take
to the road, they not only put
themselves at risk, they put the
public's safety in jeopardy."


Arrest Log
The following information was
provided by local law
enforcement agencies. The
following people have been
arrested but not convicted. All
people are presumed innocent
unless proven guilty.

Friday, Dec. 9
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* William Arnold
McCollum, 50, 146 SW
Crescent St., warrant: violation
of probation on charges of
possession of a controlled
* Robert Alexander
Solway, 20, 2110 Jackson
Bluff Road, Tallahassee,
warrant: violation of probation
on charges of possession of
more than 20 grams of
Saturday, Dec. 10
Lake City
Police Department
* Shawn Elizabeth Hendry,
42, 3266 91st Lane, Live Oak,
warrant: receiving stolen
property. ,
* Phillip David McAlpin,
26, 302 NW Turner Road,
warrant: aggravated assault.

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Sunday, Dec. 11
Lake City
Police Department
* Joshua McKinnon
Reams, 24, 660 SE Plantation
St., Lee, burglary, theft and
criminal mischief.
* Louis Vaughn Grubaugh,
25, 819 Download Road, High
Springs, burglary, theft,
criminal mischief and resisting
arrest without violence.
* Natalie E. Slone, 27, 585
SW Symphony Loop #206,
warrant: driving while under the
* Takisha Lashann Burton,
27, 1418 Wayne Place,#203,
aggravated assault with a metal
* Tracilla S. Chisolm, 24,
302 NW Gerson Lane #3,
throwing deadly missile into an
occupied dwelling and simple

Fire EMS Calls
Saturday, Dec. 10
* 1:00 a.m., vehicle, Nash
Road, one primary and two
volunteer units responded.
* 10:25 a.m., rescue assist,

Peacock Road, one volunteer
unit responded.
* 10:48 a.m., wreck, U.S. 90
West and CR-341, two primary
units responded.
0 11:09 a.m., tractor trailer,
1-75 northbound mile marker
413, three primary and two
volunteer units responded.
* 4:28 p.m., wreck, Combs
Road, one primary and one
volunteer unit responded.
* 7:27 p.m., rescue assist,
Sunnybrook Road, one
volunteer unit responded.
il'l 4 min., rescue ssist,
SR-47, one volunteer unit
>,;i responded... ,
* 8:45 p.m., rescue assist,
Legion Road, no response (one
volunteer unit called).
* 9:59 p.m., rescue assist,
Chapple Glen, one volunteer
unit responded.
* 10:23 p.m., grass,
Chapple Glen, one volunteer
unit responded.
Sunday, Dec. 11
* 9:51 a.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 90 East, two volunteer
units responded.
* 11:43 a.m., rescue assist,
Wysteria Lane,, one volunteer

unit responded.
* 12:04 p.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 441 South at Billy's Bar,
one volunteer unit responded.
* 3:07 p.m., wreck, Lake
City Mall, one primary unit
* 3:27 p.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 441 South and Adam's
Road, one volunteer unit
* 4:39 p.m., rescue assist,
Riverside Drive, one volunteer
unit responded.
Monday, Dec. 12
* 12:12 a.m., rescue assist,
Hudson St., no response (one
volunteer unit responded).
E 1:48 a.m., vehicle, 1-75
southbound mile marker 429,
one primary and one volunteer
unit responded.
* 6:52 a.m., rescue assist,
East Baya Ave., one primary
unit responded.
* 9:37 a.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 441 South Sundial
Apartments, one volunteer unit
N 1:09 p.m., rescue assist,
US 90 W at Knight's Inn, one
primary unit responded.
* From staff reports.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2005




worthy of

Amid all of the charitable
works going on in our
county during this
Christmas season, dig deep
one more time, Columbia
County. Project Afghanistan, the
military and civilian cooperative effort
created to help educate the
underprivileged children in the
emerging democracy, needs our
Soldiers, including the fighting men
from Lake City's National Guard unit
now stationed at Camp Phoenix,
Afghanistan, are working diligently to
collect school supplies from the United
States in order to help educate the
students that now have the opportunity
to learn freely in a classroom setting.
Soldiers have plenty of building
materials for the classroom structures;
they need help obtaining simple school
supplies to assist with the building
blocks of education.
Project Afghanistan is asking for
donations of the simplest school
supplies - pens and pencils, notebook
paper, and other small classroom
trinkets we all take for granted.
Supplies can be donated at one of
several locations mentioned in today's
story on the effort, but the deadline for
donations is later this week.
Imagine: Simple pens, pencils and
paper donated in Lake City, a place
where we have life so easy, can be sent
to remote Southwest Asia where they
become gold-like for students hungry to
learn to read and write, add and
It's a worthwhile project that we all'
can support to make the quality of life
better for those less fortunate '.


Today is Tuesday, Dec. 13, the 347th
day of 2005. There are 18 days left in
the year.
* On Dec. 13, 1862, Union forces
suffered a major defeat to the
Confederates at the Battle of
* In 1577, Sir Francis Drake of England
set out with five ships on a nearly
three-year journey that would take him
around the world.
* In 1769, Dartmouth College, in New
Hampshire, received its charter.
* In 1918, President Wilson arrived in
France, becoming the first chief executive.
to visit Europe while in office.
* In 1928, George Gershwin's musical.
work "An American in Paris" debuted.

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Glass ceiling shattered

The good news is running and thus shaping the
that women are news media has not advanced
finally seeming to at near the rate that media
make tracks in the denizens once expected it
largely male world would. One important
of network-television-news indication is how women are
"anchor-dom." The bad news faring as local newsroom
is that such news programs managers. The Radio and TV
are less influential and much Bonnie Erbe News Directors Association
less viewed than in the past. (RTNDA) produces regular
But there's good news in data on the ratio of women
the bad news. (and minorities) in
Perhaps the rise of women much-ballyhooed and management jobs in local TV
such as Elizabeth Vargas on ultimately rather brief tenure news. Women's participation
ABC and Katie -Couric on CBS as Dan Rather's unwanted actually declined in the last
- if C BS has its way ' will partner onf CBS. survey. In 2003, they
pull more young women from Why does it matter whether represented more than 25
media hyper-sexuality to women succeed in prestigious percent of all directors of local
media serious, media jobs? Because in TV news. Last year, that
Baltimore Sun TV critic today's hyper-sexualized percentage had dropped to
David Zurawik put it thusly: media environment, little girls just more than 21 percent.
"What was being bemoaned need some very public The White House Project
(seemingly endlessly) by endorsement of the fact they reports that women's
television industry analysts can make it using their brains, participation as pundits or
arid critics as the end of the not just their brawn. news analysts on key
anchorman era, last week may According to the Girlk, Sunday-morning political talk
have morphed into the Women and Media Project shows is quite rare as well.
dawning of the age of Web site, the average Just about one in nine guests
anchorwomen. Last Monday, American child spends 6.5 on these programs is female.
Elizabeth Vargas and Bob hours per day watching and What a regression. Not too
Woodruff were named interacting with various many years ago, ABC News
replacements for the late media, including TV, broke ground by pairing news
Peter Jennings at the anchor videotapes, videogames, analyst Cokie Roberts with
desk of ABC World News Internet, etc. On average, the Sam Donaldson to co-host
Tonight. A few days later, site goes on to say, "that's 'This Week," on which the
NBC held a news conference more time each day, and over most esteemed of "seers"
in part to squelch rumors that a lifetime, than is spent with issue their all-important
its leading newswoman, Katie parents, friends, teachers, missives about the meaning of
Couric, was considering sleeping, eating ... basically life. But Sam and Cokie got
jumping networks - to be more time with commercial axed and were replaced by
anchorwoman at CBS." media and its content than George Stephanopoulos. On
How emblematic! Women with any other person or NBC's prestigious "Meet the
climb to the on-camera upper activity. Press," it's Tim Russert, and
echelons of network news, All these media are rife with at CBS' "Face the Nation," it's
just as network news tanks. hyper-sexualized women Bob Schieffer. Where are the
Still, the appointment of the whose long lines of women?
first Latina to co-anchor an dysfunctional relationships On the one hand, it's really
evening newscast (Vargas) is and careers are documented sad that women still lag so far
progress and something for in mind-numbing detail. Girls behind. On the other, it gives
which ABC is to be internalize the message that us something to work toward.
commended. no matter how smart (or not) And as life teaches us, it's not
It's not the first time we've the Britney Spearses, J-Los the reaching of the goal but
seen women holding down the and Beyonces of the world the hard work it takes in
anchor seat. Barbara Walters may be, they gained fame by getting there that keeps us
co-anchored ABC's newscast stripping down, not alive and (for real) kicking.
when God was a baby. And smartening up. N Bonnie Erbe is a TV host and
Connie Chung had a Women's progress in writes this column for Scripps
Howard News Service.

Iran's president has Hitler's tendencies

Iran's president sounds
increasingly fanatical -
and threatening to the
peace of the Mideast.
And, like Adolf Hitler 70
years ago, he has plainly and
,repeatedly told the world that
he does not want Jews in his
very large neighborhood. The

Christmas gifts
opened by soldiers

..To the Editor:
, We received the boxes of
food and gifts from friends,
family and businesses of
Lake City.

world community has reason
to be concerned.
On Thursday, President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
questioned whether the
Holocaust actually happened,
and argued that the Jewish
state should be moved to
Europe. Two months ago, he

I just want to take this time
to say thank you to everyone
who helped or contributed to
the care packages.
All of the soldiers are
extremely appreciative of all
the donations that were sent
to us.
We hope that each and

called Israel a "disgraceful
blot," which should be "wiped
off the map."
Such comments border on
madness. The world doesn't
need a repeat performance of
-the turmoil.and tragedy of
1940s Europe. Never again.
* Providence Journal

every one of our friends and
family have a wonderful
holiday season.

Sgt. 1st Class Gill Sanchez
TF Phoenix
Camp Lightning

"What exactly has made
C-diff act up right now,
we don't know."

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won't get

the point

study that shows most adults
no longer can receive
injections in their rear ends for
two reasons: the needles are
too little and the rear ends are too big.
The problem is standard-size needles often
do not reach the buttock muscle. Two-thirds
of the patients
who subjected
themselves to .
this study did :'
not get the full
dosage of the
What we . .
need are some
of the late Ann Phil Hudgins
Dudley's old
needles. We
called her the
Shot Lady. She was the nurse several decades
ago who came around to our schools
immunizing us kids against all kinds of
illnesses. Her needles were long enough to
track down the smallest muscle holding
together the biggest derriere.
At least that's what I remember.
Besides free shots at the school, each
student also received a small bar of Lifebuoy
soap, which smelled like Miss Dudley's drugs.
Some children actually used it.
Is it odd to you that some churches have
canceled services Christmas Day because it
falls on a Sunday? Attendance will be down,
they say.
Of course, it'll be down. Folks will be
traveling to be with families. Many have
parties to attend. But what about the people
who won't be traveling or partying?
What about those who might be lonely or
just staying at home, looking forward to
seeing their friends at church? What about
those who think it's good that Christmas falls
on their day of worship?
Oh, well. We do need to accommodate
people, don't we? Isn't that what "theology
lite" implies? Accommodation? Political
I'm OK, you're OK.
Perhaps that's one reason we're being
consumed by the "Happy Holidays"
syndrome, for which there is no vaccine or
needle long enough to change anything.
We wouldn't want to offend folks by wishing
them "Merry Christmas," would we?
Why can't we honor each other's beliefs by
calling religious holidays by their proper
One of my sons-in-law has given me a
mountain bike he no longer rides.
The old saying must be true: One never
forgets how to ride a bicycle.
But some things have changed. I don't have
to roll up the right leg of my dungarees to
ride now, but I refuse to buy a pair of those
tight, black shorts that look like leotards that
have been washed too many times.
I will need to buy a helmet to keep from
getting killed, but not one of those things
shaped like a slice of cantaloupe.
Bikes didn't have gears when I was growing
up, but they had play motors.
We'd use a clothes pin to attach a stiff piece
of cardboard to one wheel, letting the
cardboard protrude into the spokes. When
the wheel turned, the cardboard would go
putt-putt-putt,'just like a motor.
But the biggest change seems to be the size
of the seat.
Or is it the size of my seat?
Wonder how long a needle it'd take to strike

* Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community
Newspapers Inc.

Thev Said It...

Page Editor: Chris Bednar, 754-0404 LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2005

Owner of venerable Manatee citrus

stand gives way to development

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

TERRA CEIA - Word is
that The Citrus Place, a
Manatee County institution for
50 years, will voluntarily go out
of business next year.
Though hurricanes have
ravaged the citrus industry
this season and last, the busi-
ness is not a storm victim but
one of circumstance, time and
A help-wanted sign waves in
the stiff breeze at the roadside
citrus shed.
It is posted during the har-
vest from October to April, but
labor is harder and harder to
There have been no appli-
cants for weeks and soon the
sign will come down for good.
Ella Fox, 97, a lively, red-
haired customer for 30 years is
"saddened to hear the news,"
as she clutches owner Ben
Tillett's hand in the parking lot.
Her daughter, June Dalzell,
76, says the family regularly
drives down from Pasco

This 1890 era photo shows Joseph and wife Wealthy Tillett in
Terra Ceia. They are the grandparents of Ben Tillett, owner of The
Citrus Place in Terra Ceia. The Citrus Place, a Manatee County
institution for 50 years, will voluntarily go out of business next

County "for the best fruit in
Fresh juice regulations
have become costly and
Weekly $50 lab tests are
now mandatory on fresh juice
makers, after an infant's juice-
related e-coli death in

Colorado in 1996 and after a
f999 incident in Arizona when
fresh-squeezed was blamed
for a salmonella outbreak.
The costs came at a time
when margins were small
anyway and most of the little
money made at The Citrus
Place was in the gift shop, not

the groves.
Knickknacks, sea shells,
faux art, mirrors, Georgia
pecans and Wisconsin cheese
prop up the bottom line, not
the fresh fruit and juice.
Tillett, 74, admits he's tired,
but mostly, "the land's just too
valuable for citrus groves."
On Tuesday, when the fruit
box shipping was slated to
start, a 60-something-year-old
sorting machine gave up the
Tillett and his son packed
boxes for a few days by hand.
They'll ship about 3,000 this
Bob and Dolores Goodall
are Tillett's seasonal neigh-
bors from Michigan and
customers for years.
When Bob Goodall was bit-
ten by a dog once, Tillett
"treated me and helped me
track down the dog."
"He's as old as dirt and has
been here as long," says
Goodall, happy for Tillett's
probable development wind-
fall but is "sad, to see the place

Steve Case now says split up Time Warner

AP BuMiness Writer

NEW YORK - Steve Case,
the co-founder of AOL and
one of the main architects of
the disastrous AOL-Time
Warner combination, now
says the world's biggest
media company should be
broken up into four business
Case, who became a light-
ning rod for angry investors
following the debacle, laid out
his argument for breaking up
Time Warner Inc., in an essay
published in The Washington
Post on Sunday.
Case said he presented his
proposals to Time Warner's
board in July, saying efforts to
date to integrate the various
business units of the, company,
had not succeeded. He said'
the company would be better
off as four separate units:
AOL; an entertainment com-
pany; the magazine publisher
Time Inc.; and Time Warner
Case resigned from Time

The Time Warner building overlooks Columbus Circle Monday in
New York. News reports have said that Time Warner is in talks
with companies seeking to partner with AOL, including Google
Inc., Comcast Corp. and Microsoft Corp.

Warner's ,board in October,
and relinquished his role as
chairman two years ago,
although he still owns about
,0.4 percent of the company's
stock. Many other senior
executives from AOL have
already departed, and Time
Warner has changed its name

from AOL Time Warner Inc.
to just Time Warner Inc.
Time Warner's agreement
to be bought by AOL at the
height of the Internet bubble
in early 2000 resulted in years
of turmoil, including share-
holder lawsuits, regulatory
investigations into AOL's

accounting practices, a
plunge in the company's
share price and a
management purge.
Time Warner is now on a
much more solid footing with
investors, and AOL's fortunes
are on the upswing thanks to
its recent strategy of shifting
to an advertising-driven busi-
ness instead of providing
Internet access. Time Warner
is holding exploratory talks
with several companies
including Microsoft Corp.
about some kind of deal to
accelerate AOL's growth.
Case said in October that
he was leaving Time Warner's
board to focus on his new
investments and to avoid any
potential conflicts of interest.
Case's investment company
Revolution LLC owns several
businesses including a maker
of yoga, acupuncture and
other health-oriented TV pro-
grams; a high-end spa outside
Tucson, Ariz., called Miraval,
and Exclusive Resorts, a com-
pany that markets luxury
vacation rentals.

Stores increase discounting, but business is mixed
By ANNE D'lINNOCENZIO Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said had a modest low to mid-single Calif.-based Macerich Co
AP Business Writer Saturday that business for the digit sales gain from a year which operates 80 malls nation
week ended Friday was on , ago. wide, estimated that luxur

NEW YORK - Withim less
than two weeks of shopping
left until Dec. 25, the nation's
stores boosted discounts on
toys and apparel during the
The move pulled in shop-
pers who stayed at home
Friday after a snowstorm hit
parts of the Midwest and
Northeast, Still, business
seemed mixed, with luxury
items and consumer electronic
gadgets faring the best.

track to meet its monthly sales
goal. But it said food sales are
outpacing general merchan-
dise sales, which may not bode
well for profits since food has
thin profit margins.
Karen MacDonald, a spokes-
woman at the Taubman
Centers Inc., which operates or
owns 23 malls in l states, esti-
mated that luxury stores
enjoyed high single to double
digit sales gains this past week-
end, while most other stores

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electronics, she said.
David J. Contis, executive
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stores at its centers had high
single to double-digit sales
gains this weekend from the
year-ago period. But at the rest
of the stores, sales were any-
where from unchanged to
slightly up.


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Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV .35,303 42.09 +4.1 +13.2/C +129.4/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: N PerA p GL 34,478 30.74 +4.7 +15.1/C +31.6/B 5,75 250
American Funds A: BalAp BL 32,234 18.32 +1.4 +4.9/D +45.6/A 5.75 250
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Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 25,341 63.68 +3.3 +16.3/B -15.5/C NL 2,500
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Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL 23,102 82.63 +1.6 +8.3/B +66.6/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: FdinvA p LV 22,710 35.86 +5.0 +15.8/A +24.3/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr LC 21,875 43.89 +2.9 +7.4/C -18.1/E NL 2,500
Frankfremp FmkA: IncomA p MP 21,664 2.38 +0.7 +3.5/D +53.6/A 4.25 1,000
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotBnd IB 20,731 9.98 +0.4 +1.2/B +30.3/C NL 3,000
Frank/Temp Temp A: GrwthA p GL 20,503 23.31 +3.2 +11.0/D +57.0/A 5.75 1,000
Vanguard Fds: Prmcpr XC 20,153 67.86 +2.8 +11.9/B +12.7/C NL 25,000
Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxlnv SP 20,143 44.77 +2.3 +8.0/A -0.8/A NL 100,000
Vanguard Admiral: TStkAdm XC 19,093 30.45 +2.6 +9.8/C +7.3/C NL 100,000
Amer Century Inv: Ultra LG 18,924 30.76 +2.2 +6.3/D -11.8/B NL 2,500
PIMCO Admin PIMS: ToIRtAd IB 18,225 10.50 +0.4 +36.4/A NL 5,000,000
Davis Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,044 33.86 +2.6 +13.7/A +23.4/A 4.75 1,000
American Funds A: BondA p AB 17,585 13.21 +0.5 +1.6/B +38.8/B 3.75 250
Price Funds: Eqinc El 17,342 27.32 +1.8 +7.9/D +38.1/B NL 2,500
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Vanguard Fds: HIthCre HB 16,231 143.47 +2.5 +17.5/B +37.9/A NL 25,000
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Christmas celebrations

* Candlelight Christmas coming soon
Falling Creek Chapel will have it's annual "Candlelight" Christmas at
7 p.m. Dec. 24.The church is located at 1290 North West Falling Creek 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 representing "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 chil-
dren 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 II a.m. The church is
located at 5056 South West 47, just I /2 miles south of 1-75.

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

* The Columbia High School Christmas Concert is scheduled for
7 p.m. Friday at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex
Auditorium, 372 W. 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

* 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 Road.
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 752-4135 for more informa-

* Sounds of the Season at Olustee Park
Today at Olustee Park will be Sounds of the Season from 6-9 p.m. Join them
for cookies, hot chocolate and caroling, presented by Music Ministry of Parkview
Baptist Church. Admission is free. For more information, call 752-0681. The
church office is open Fridays only until noon.

* The First Presbyterian Church invites the community to the following
Christmas Celebrations:
"COME ALL YE FAITHFUL" will be presented Sunday, December 18th at the
I I:00AM Traditional Service. The choirs of the church will be accompanied by
strings, flute, clavinova, percussion and organ.
There will be a Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. where children act out the
story of Christ's birth, complete with music,and costumes.At I I p.m. the choir
will lead "Lessons and Carols" accompanied by handbells.
The Christmas Day service will be at 10:30.a.m. and will be a blended service
of Contemporary and Traditional.

* New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Chritmas
Candlelight Service at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 550 NE
Martin Luther King Street. Pastor Alvin J. Baker will deliver the message,
Christmas Away from home, Luke 2:7.

* To submit your
Community Calendar
item, contact S.
Michael Manley at
754-0429 or by email
at smanley@


NARFE to host Christmas
program Dec. 20
The National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
Association Chapter 1548 will
have its Christmas program at
11:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at Quail
Heights Country Club, 161
Quail Heights Terrace. All active
and retired federal employees
are invited to attend.
For more information, call
Jim Purvis at 752-8570, e-mail,, or Ralph
Hurst at 752-6593, or e-mail at

Theater to present
'A Christmas Carol'
The Spirit Suwannee Music
Park is hosting a professional
cast, and director who will
present "A Christmas Carol"
Saturday and Dec. 23 at the
park's music hall.
Dinner will be served at
6 p.m., featuring prime rib.
Dinner and the show cost $30.
People who want to see the
show only, it starts at 7:30 p.m.
and costs $15. Children
younger than 6 are free.
Tickets for the show are
available at the door, and
reservations for dinner are
needed. Call (800) 224-5656 for
reservations, or more

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

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

reservations, call 755-0235, or

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

Giles Holiday Home Tour
coming Dec. 16, 17, 18
Bill and Willene Giles will
have a holiday home tour from
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16-18.
Tickets are available at Happy
House by calling 752-4736, or
from any board member or
staff. All proceeds benefit
Happy House. There is a $10
donation that will be collected.

American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All
classes will begin at 6 p.m.
unless otherwise noted, and will
take place at 264 NE Hernando
* Today: CPR for
professional rescuers:
6-10 p.m.
* Thursday: CPR for
professional rescuers:
6-10 p.m.
* Dec. 20: Adult CPR:
6-9 p.m.
* Dec. 22: Infant/Child CPR:
6-9 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)

Purple Heart organization
to reopen chapter
The Military Order of the
Purple Heart will be reopening a
chapter in Lake City on
Dec. 20. A military Order of the
Purple Heart is inviting all Purple
Heart recipients in Columbia and
surrounding counties to join an
organization chartered by
Congress, exclusively for
combat wounded veterans.
Military Order of the Purple
Heart is also inviting spouses of
Purple Heart recipients to join
the Ladies Auxiliary Unit.
Contact Gary L. LaFaso, Sr. at
(386) 497-4819 or John Henry
Douglas at (386) 755-3016 ext.


Mr. Charles H. Young Jr.
Mr. Charles H. Young Jr., 87 passed
on to glory on Sunday December 4,
2005 at VA Medical ; .
Center in Lake
City, FL.
He resided in Lake
City for 33 years. He
was retired Major
From the Air Force
having received the .
Silver Star, Purple
Heart, 5 Bronze Stars R -
and Many other serv- -.1
ice medals during his
Following his military retirement he
obtained a BS in Education from
FSU in 1961. He then pursued a 20
year Civil Service Career before re-
tiring in 1981 from Aero (Timco).
He was an avid golfer for more than
60 years acquiring 5 "Hole in Ones"
during his golfing career.
He was well respected and loved by
many friends and ALL Family
Mr. Young is survived by his loving
& devoted wife, "Ms. Cindy" (Cin-
dy Fritsche Young); Three sons,
Charles III (Carroll) McKenney,
VA; Gordon (Shirley) Orlando, FL
and Mark (Barbara) Old Town, FL;
Two Step-daughters, Monique
(Padgett (Steve) Gainesville, FL,
Colette Sherrill (Joe) Lake City, FL;
and another "Special Daughter"
Laura Russell, Lake City, FL. One
sister, Louise Burgess (Melvin)

Richmond, VA.; 2 Grandchildren
Michelle & Brian Young, 1 Great
Grand Daughter Shay-Ann Young;
3 Step Gra)d Children Abby Sher-
rill, Micah Sherrill & Brianne Padg-
ett. Along with very special Neices
& Nephews who admired and loved
him dearly.
"Ms. Cindy" (Mama) will receive
friends at Their home on Saturday
December 17th from 2-4 p.m. (147
S. E. Jonathan Way, Eastwood Sub-
division) Lake City, FL 32025.
Funeral services for Mr. Young will
be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednes-
day December 28, 2005 at FL. Na-
tional Cemqtery, Bushnell, FL. Rev.
Charles Young III officiating assist-
ed by Gordon & Mark Young. Mili-
tary funeral honors will be provided
by the Department of Defense.
In lieu of flowers memorials maybe
made to Fellowship Church of Lake
City, 207 SE Goldie Way, Lake
City, FL 32025.
Arrangements by ICS Cremation
Society Inc., Lake City, FL.

Mr. Larry Daniel Stamper
Mr. Larry Daniel Stamper, 62, of
Lake City, passed away on Sunday,
December 11, 2005,
at his residence. A
native and longtime ijEOr",.
resident of Lake City,
Mr. Stamper had lived
in the Daytona and
Ormond Beach, -

Florida, area for many years, prior to
moving back to Columbia County.
The son of the late James Marion and
Francis Carter Stamper, Sr., Mr.
Stamper was educated in the
Columbia County school system. Mr.
Stamper was a loving husband and
father, and had lived a life that most
men only dreamed of. He had been a
musician and singer
since the age of sixteen had record-
ed several records, with several of
his songs being copyrighted. "A
Place Called Pain" rose to the num-
ber one song on Radio WELE in
Daytona Beach, one of Florida's
largest country stations. In 1974 he
received the New Artist Of The
Year award in Nashville, Tennessee.
He has performed with various
country artists including Dolly Par-
ton. Mr. Stampers' favorite hobby

was fishirig. He was of the Baptist
faith. Mr. Stamper was preceded in
death by his sister, DeMaris Wy-
Mr. Stamper is survived by his wife
of thirty years, Virginia Stamper;
his nine children, Wayne Edwards,
Tennessee; James Marion Stamper
III, Titusville, Florida; Larry Daniel
"Boy" Stamper, Jr., Lake City;
Laura Danielle Stamper, Titusville,
Florida; Lisa DeMaris, Titusville,
Florida; Shannon Carter, Lake City;
Charity Danielle Stamper, Mel-
bourne, Florida; Reagan Francis
Lloyd, Lake City; and Lana Holland
Augustine Stamper of Anchorage,
Alaska; two brothers, Col. James M.
Stamper, Jr., Old Town, Florida;
William Stamper, Lake City; and
his sister, Jacquelyn Green of Lake
City. Seventeen grandchildren and

one great grandchild also survive.
The family wishes to say a public
farewell to Larry Daniel Stamper
"an outstanding husband and father,
one of the most profound musical
artists of our time, he is gone, but
not forgotten." He leaves a loving
memory for all of his children and
grandchildren and his favorite
Private family services will be held.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of the DEES FAMILY FU-

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Street, Lake City.
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Columbia elementary
choruses to perform
Enjoy the sounds of
Christmas performed by local
elementary pupils at the Lake
City Mall from
11 a.m.-12:3Q p.m. today and
Wednesday. For more
information, call 755-4848.

Blue Grey Army to meet
at Columbia County library
The Blue Grey Army will
meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the
Columbia County Public Library,
Downtown Branch.
This will be a general
meeting of committees and
workers involved with
preparation for the 2006
Olustee Festival. Anyone
interested in working with this
group should attend. For more
information, call Faye Bowling
Warren at 755-1097.

School board to visit
Challenge Learning Center
As a part of the
State-of-the-School visits,
Columbia County School Board
members and Superintendent
Sam Markham will visit
Challenge Learning Center at
10 a.m. Dec. 14. These visits
are open to the public.

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

Pottery classes coming to
Stephen Foster
Monday nights working at the
potter's wheel in classes being
offered at Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park.
An eight-week class will
provide instruction in several
methods of working with clay,
including slab, coil, pinch and
wheel-thrown pottery. Classes
. begin Jan. 9 and continue
through Feb. 27,
The evening classes will be
from 6-9 p.m. and are suitable
. for both advanced and beginner
The cost for the classes is
$125, plus $25 for materials,
which will be paid throughout the
class. Space is limited and
advance registration is required.
For more information, call Craft
Square at 397-1920 or visit the
web site at
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as China reported its fourth human case of the disease.

FDA strengthens

warning on Paxil

Associated Press
Food and Drug Administration
is strengthening its warning
that the antidepressant Paxil
may be associated,with birth
defects when it is taken during
the first trimester of
The FDA and
GlaxoSmithKline have reclas-
sified the drug, which goes by
the generic name paroxetine,
as a "Category D" drug for
pregnant women. The classifi-
cation means that studies in
pregnant women have shown
that the drug poses a risk to
the fetus.
But the FDA said the bene-
fits of the drug to the mother
may outweigh the risk to the
Two studies of pregnant
women who were taking Paxil
during their first trimester
have shown that their babies

have heart defects at a rate that
is as much as twice the norm,
the FDA said.
The defects are most often
holes in the walls of the cham-
bers of the heart. Some were
minor; others could require
The agency announced the
strengthened warning
Thursday. It issued a previous
warning in September and
expanded it when information
from an additional study came
in. Further studies are under
The FDA is advising doctors
not to prescribe Paxil to
women who are in their first
three months of pregnancy or
to women who are planning to
become pregnant, unless there
are no other options.
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moment is not uncommon
when a family has a child
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sometimes grueling treatment
and hold their lives together.
But as the numbers of child-
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about 80 percent of diagnosed
kids beating the disease these
days - so too has the under-
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treatments used to fight it, can
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or personal complications
years later.
Around the nation, that has
led to the creation of clinics
specifically aimed at treating
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disease sometimes surface
years after a child is first
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about the quality of life during
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research and care.
He said the majority of the
group's 230-member institu-
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programs, largely in the past
two decades, to monitor
survivors through the years.
At St. Louis Children's
Hospital, the Late Effects
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childhood cancer survivors.
They receive detailed reports
of their past treatment, thor-
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information about future risks.
The clinic, like several others,
provides additional services,
including the chance to meet
with a chaplain, social worker
or psychologist, if the survivor
'To me, it's the most excit-
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now," said nurse practitioner
Jeanne Harvey, the program
coordinator. "Now, what I want
them to think about is that
they're going to be around for
a long time, and we talk to
them about things they can do
to be healthy."

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From staff reports

A Jacksonville ophthalmic.
surgeon is offering a holiday
special designed to help
people see more clearly for
Dr. Gerard Coluccelli and
his staff have created "Giving
Eyes," a holiday charitable
event developed with the sup-
port of Bausch & Lomb. Up to
five winners will be selected
to receive free evaluations
and LASIK procedures as
part of a write-in campaign.
'The spirit of the season is
giving," says Dr. Coluccelli.
"What better way is there to
brighten the holidays of
someone less fortunate than
by helping them see better?"
To qualify, each candidate
must send his or her entry by
Dec. 16. Entries must include
name, address and daytime
phone number. Mail entries

to "Giving Eyes", c/o Dr.
Gerard Coluccelli, M.D., 1235
San Marco Blvd., Suite 401,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32207.
The staff of Dr. Coluccelli's
practice will review the
entries and select five winners
based on need and suitability
for the procedure.
Coluccelli has had an
ophthalmic practice in
Jacksonville for more than
20 years and is certified by
both the American Board of
Ophthalmology and the
National Board of Medical
Examiners. He has per-
formed thousands of LASIK
procedures and is currently
chairman of the Department
of Ophthalmology at Baptist
Hospital in Jacksonville.
For more information
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program, call Vicki at
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CDC: Deadly bacterial

illness is spreading

Associated Press
ATLANTA - A deadly bac-
terial illness commonly seen in
people on antibiotics appears
to be growing more common
- even in patients not taking
such drugs, federal health
officials warned Thursday.
The bacteria are Clostridium
difficile, also known as C-diff.
The germ is becoming a regu-
lar menace in hospitals and
nursing homes, and last year it
was blamed for 100 deaths in
18 months at a hospital in
Quebec, Canada.
Recent cases in four states
show it is appearing more often
in healthy people who have not
been admitted to health-care
facilities or even taken antibi-
otics, according to Centers
for Disease Control and
"What exactly has made
C-diff act up right now, we
don't know," said Dr. L.
Clifford McDonald, a CDC
C-diff is found in the colon
and can cause diarrhea and a
more serious intestinal condi-
tion known as colitis. It is
spread by spores in feces. But
the spores are difficult to kill
with conventional household
C-diff has grown resistant to

Haitians on.

AIDS drugs

doing well

Associated Press
NEW YORK - A study of
AIDS patients in Haiti who
were sick, poor and hungry
found that they did just as well
as Americans do when given
standard AIDS drugs.
The largest study of AIDS
treatment in a developing
country, released on World
AIDS Day, supports the idea of
expanding treatment in poor
nations, the researchers said.
"There's lots of challenges,
but they. can be overcome,"
said the senior author,
Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald of
Cornell University's Weill
Medical College in New York.
After a year of treatment at a
clinic in Haiti, 87 percent of the
adults and 98 percent of the
children in the study were still
alive, comparable to the one-
year survival rate for
U.S. patients, according to the
Without treatment, less than
a third of AIDS patients live for
a year in developing countries
like Haiti, they said.
"It tells us we can do more
and be more aggressive and
make sure everybody gets
treated, said Dr. Jean William
Pape, one of the researchers
and director of the clinic
known as GHESKIO0 Center in
Port-au-Prince, the Caribbean
nation's capital.
Today, the clinic is
providing AIDS drugs to 2,600
patients, he said.
The study appears in
Thursday's New England
Journal of Medicine.

certain antibiotics that work
against other colon bacteria.
The result: When patients take
those antibiotics, particularly
clindamycin, competing bacte-
ria die off and C-diff explodes.
The CDC report focused on
33 cases reported since 2003.
Twenty-three involved
otherwise healthy people in
the Philadelphia area who
were not admitted to a hospital
within three months of illness.
Ten more were otherwise
healthy pregnant women or
women who had recently given
birth who had had brief hospi-
tal stays. Those reports came
from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New
Jersey and New Hampshire.
One of the 33 patients died
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woman who was 14 weeks
pregnant with twins when she
first went to the emergency
room with symptoms. Despite
treatment with antibiotics
considered effective against
C-diff, she lost the fetuses and
then died.
She had been treated about
three months earlier for a uri-
nary tract infection with an
antibiotic, trimethoprim-sul-
famethoxazole. Ten others
among the 33 ,patients had
taken clindamycin.

Surgeons in first partial-face

transplant violated ethics panel

AP Medical Writer
Doctors who gave a French
woman the world's first par-
tial face transplant did not try
normal reconstructive sur-
gery first, violating the advice
of a French government
ethics panel, a surgeon famil-
iar with the case said
Dr. Laurent Lantieri also
said he was concerned the
patient may not be fit psycho-
logically for the operation and
its demands.
The 38-year-old woman,
whose identity has not been
disclosed, had surgery to
replace her nose, lips and
chin in Amiens in. northern
France on Sunday. The donor
was a brain-dead patient
whose family gave their
Although the woman was

mauled by a dog in May, sur-
geons immediately sought a
transplant donor without try-
ing to repair her face through
conventional surgical
methods, said Lantieri, a
reconstructive surgeon.
"She had a complete ampu-
tation of both lips. The tip of
the nose was amputated," he
"The ethics committee said
this kind of transplant should
never be considered as an
emergency procedure," said
Lantieri, who works at Henri
Mondor Hospital in Paris,
which is part of the federation
of public hospitals in France.
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consent as an emergency
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Name: Anthony Newton
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Parents: Lashenda
Age: 16
Grade: 10th
Principal: Joanne

Clubs and/or
organizations, both in and
out of school, to which
you belong: SWAT, Interact,
FCA, SADD, Pep Club,
Student Council rep, Tiger
What would you like to
do when you complete
your education?

Achievements: Country
rep at SWAT, Tressurer of
Interact, camera tech for
sports teams.

What do you like best
about school? "The
students and the way we
help the people of Lake

Teachers comments
about student: "Anthony
,has been aigreat Tiger ,
mascot this year, providing
pep, entertainment and a
commanding presence at -
football and basketball
games, as well as pep
rallies. At a recent basketball
game, when the crowd was
quiet, he went to get the
mascot suit and returned to
fire up the crowd. He is,a
very active in school activi-
ties and leadership and is a
big asset to Columbia High

Principals comments
about student: Anthony is a
great friend to his peers, his
teachers, his school and
community. We at CHS can
call on him as a student, as
the Tiger Mascot and find him
to be a great-representation
of Columbia High School.

Student's comment on
being selected for
"Student Focus": "I've
always wanted to be in
Student Focus and feel'
honored to be selected."

Fort White
High School
* The ASTRA Club at Fort
White High School would like to
thank the Altrusa Women's Club
of Lake City for the display
cases that they donated. The
display cases were something
that the school really needed to
inform every-one of the school's
activities. They really came in
handy during Homecoming.
I recently asked sophomore,
Amber Thomas, what she
thought about the display cases
around the campus. She
replied, "I think that they are
very informative."
As a student, I know that it is
hard to keep up with all the
activities from week to week.
The display cases are very
convenient. You can look at
them on your way from lunch or
even before school starts. We
have announcements in the
morning, but in some
classrooms it is hard to hear
what they are actually saying.
The display cases have made
it easier for the students to keep
it with all the events.
Not only are they going to be
used to inform students of the
activities, but also to promote
literacy. Encouraging students
to read everyday to enhance
their knowledge. Be it a
newspaper or magazine. Being
able to read and write is essen-
tial in our society today.. Every
student needs to be equipped
with these tools.
We greatly appreciate the
donations that the Altrusa Club
has made.

High School
* The annual BETA
Christmas party for needy
children will be on Wednesday
in the commons area at
Columbia High School.
Students were selected to
attend by recommendation of
his/her guidance counselor at
area schools. Approximately
65 children will enjoy a game
room, snacks and Santa with a
BIG sack full of gifts for each
child. Nearly 30 clubs and
organizations have joined
forces to adopt the children in
what will surely be a Christmas
blessing for the child and the
student givers when they see
the smiles on the faces of the
children as they receive their

Elementary School

* Saturday was a special say
at Westside when we had our
Santa Breakfast and had our
pictures taken with Santa.
Children shopped at Santa's
Secret Shop (no adults allowed)
and made Christmas crafts,
made with reindeer food, and
had their faces painted. Wes
the Wildcat Santa made a
surprise visit. Special thanks to
our outstanding PTO for
coordinating this exciting event.

Fort White Five Points
Elementary School Elementary

* Our student council's
annual canned food drive was a
great success. We collected
more than 2,240 cans of food.
We were able to provide
25 families in our community
with canned goods and a turkey
for the Thanksgiving holiday.
* Congratulations to Fort
White Elementaries "Hoop
Shoot" winners. Seven-eight-
year-old division winners were
Rykia Jackson and Tyler Reed.
Nine-ten-year-old division were
Nathan Stell and Shana
Robinson. 11-12-year-old
division were Amber Hucks and
Auntrez Williams. Rykia
Jackson won her division and
will go on to compete in the
next competition.

Niblack Elementary
* Science projects are due
today for all Niblack
students in grades two-five.
Judging will take place for
Niblack's science projects on
Dec 15.
* The Niblack Elementary.
chorus will be singing at the
mall on today.
* Don't forget our next PTO
meeting the kindergarten pupils
will be presenting their annual
Christmas program. Everyone is
encouraged to come. It will be
at 6:30 p.m. Dec 15.
* The last day of school for
pupils will be Dec 20. The first
day of school for the
pupils after the holidays is
Jan 6.

* Congratulations to the
following pupils for their
outstanding writing during the
month of November: Second
grade included Samantha
Dygert as grade level winner;
Lindsey Eastevez; and Halley
Hollingsworth. Third grade
included Emily Hall as grade
level winner; D'Kota Cassady;
Kelly Pierce; Lainey Witt; and
Macy Wells. Fourth grade
included Chris Nettles as grade
level winner; Kyla Bunch; Fallon
Sterling; and Joeseph Todd.
Fifth grade included Chyanne
Penter as grade level winner;
Alan Espenship; Nicole Rivero;
Ariel Rayborn; and Taylor
Glover. Pupils were featured on
the morning news with Terry
Huddleston and an ice cream
party together.
* Mason Farnell and Judy
O'Cain organized the school's
square dancing unit. As a
culminating event, pupils
participated in square dance
routines and dressed as
children did during that time in
history. Girls had fun wearing
sun bonnets and gingham
dresses, while boys could be
seen in cowboy boots and
western hats. Parents and
grandparents enjoyed a great
time as they watched their �
children perform as part of the

* Our new car pickup area is
almost completed. The parking
lot will be open for parents
Jan. 6. The parking lot entrance
will be the gate nearest
U.S. 441. The car pick up lane
entrance will be the gate near-
est the school. Parents entering
the pick up lane must turn right
from Florida Avenue (there will
be no left turn allowed for traffic
from 441.)
* Thanks you for the
tremendous support at our
November PTO meeting.
Thanks to Ms. Harrell; Mrs.
Nettles; Mrs. Saunders; Mrs.
Murphy; Ms. Stalnaiker and
Mrs. Norsworthy and their
classes for a terrific
Thanksgiving program. Thanks
to our wonderful Five Points
parents and staff for a delicious
holiday feast.
* Pupils are writing
wonderful book reviews for the
library. Keep reading and
writing. Mrs. Bennett's third
grade class enjoyed eating
popsicles for winning October's
Big G Box Top. So far, Five
Points has raised more than
2,600 box tops since August.

Learning Center
* As a part of the State-of-
the-School visits, Columbia
County School Board members
and Superintendent Sam
Markham will visit Challenge
Learning Center at 10 a.m.
Wednesday. These visits are
.open to the public.

* During the month of
November, pupils at Summers
were asked to write about what
they would wish if they were
granted one wish. Many
children wished for animals and.
one pupils wished for a cow.
Money was another popular
wish, along with four wheelers,
cars, sisters and brothers and .
there was even a wish to be
able to communicate with ani-
mals. The winners by grade
level were: first grade; Brandon
Thompson; Ryan Maxwell;
Thean Townsend; Stephanie
Roberts; J.B. Terry; Abigail
Sawyer and overall
winner, Tristan Cason. Second
grade; Keyondra Tumblin;
Drayona Denson; Tyler
Townsend; Austin Sapp; Tyler
Simone; Taylor Brinkley; with
overall winner, Rebecca Ridilla.
Third grade; Callie Winston;
Savannah Hoffman; Jemma
Thompson; Brianna Butcher;
Savannah Thomas; and overall
winner, Elizabeth Morgan.
Fourth grade; Emily Chu; Devin
Baxter; Wyatt Turbeville; Erin
Porter; and overall winner, Cole
Young. Fifth grade; Kennedy
Baker; Danielle Mathis; Sabrina
Dumas; Michaela Polhamus;
and overall winner, Austin
Thomas. Justin Powers was the
overall winner from the special
area classes.

Lake City
Middle School
* Lake City Middle School
would like to congratulate the
FFA officers who competed in
the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies in Branford. The
officers did a wonderful job.
FFA officers are: Dylan Drawdy;
Shawn Mayo; Heather Crawford;
Chase Berry; Megan Park;
Austin Mayo an Shelby Harden.
* Yvonne Douberley, seventh
grade math teacher, was
recently chosen as the LCMS
Teacher of the Year. Mrs.
Douberley was nominated and
voted on by the faculty at LCMS,
who appreciate her hard work
and dedication to her students.
Mrs. Douberley is excited about
the chance to represent LCMS.
* Lake City Middle School
has many a great volunteers, but
Chris Williams and Wilda
Drawdy go above and beyond.
Both will represent the school in
district competition for
Outstanding Volunteer of the
Year. Chris Williams has
dedicated countless hours to
helping our band and drum line.
Mrs. Drawdy is president of our
PTO and is very active with our
FFA. The school is very
fortunate to have such involved
and dedicated volunteers.

Middle School
* The eight grade honor roll
pupils for the second six weeks
are as follows: A honor roll:
Denetra Beamon; Ashley
Hansen; Diana Hartley; Justin
Lorne; Shina Danielle Phillips;
Marion Russell and Zachary
Shubert. A-B-honor roll: Michelle
Carroll; Paul Coe; Jashun
Collins; Lacie Dawson; McKeon
Denson; Heidi Dundore;
Sharmayne Edwards;
Christopher Gevermuehle;
La-Sheria Grice; Jaleel Harris;
Cassandra Harvey; Amanda
Konvalinka; Kristen Koon; Calvin
Lee; Jonelle-Lee; Melissa Lucas;
Bobby McNeil; Angele Mercado;
Thomas Minter; Serena Myers;
Cortney Rice; Jonathan Rodgers;
Ashley Shaw; Trayleshia Shaw;
Erica Silcox; Krystle Simmons;
Amber Thomas; Timothy
Thomas; Michael Wachob;
Chelsey Waters; Shelby
Wentworth and Kyle Williams.

Melrose Park
* Congratulations to the
following pupils for having their
creative weaving chosen for
display at the Public Library
during December: Moses
Kayiwa; Monica Townsend;
James Shimmel; Davion Jones;
Aleasis Dales; Alex Reville;
Ashley Sliter-Nelson; Jara
Courson; Tacora Souter; Alexis
Rossin-Murphy; Krischara
Anderson-Caldwell; Dillan
VanVleck; Antyia Caldwell; John
Wojtowiez; Rachel Wall Allen
Whitehead; Randal Soltis;
Ashleigh Jones; Destiney
Underwood; Dominique Ruise;
Tiana Turner; Cassie Robinson
and Chris Clements.


* Melrose Park, Niblack,
Summers and RMS Choruses
sing at Lake City Mall.

* Administrators - meeting
at CCSB administrative
complex, room 227, 10 a.m.

* Summers Elementary -
Mary Lewis workshop for fourth
grade teachers.

* Five Points Elementary -
Team leaders meeting,
2:30 p.m.

* Science CIT - Meeting at
CCSB administrative complex,
room 207, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

* LCMS - Falcon soccer
vs. RMS, 5-6:15 p.m., away

* Fort White Elementary -
Chorus Christmas Concert in

the auditorium, 7 p.m.

* Columbia County School
board - Meeting at CCSB
administrative complex
auditorium, 7 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Crescendos in music room,
1:50 p.m.

* Opening Pledge at
Columbia County School Board
meeting, 7 p.m.

* RMS - Wolf basketball vs.
Baker, 5 p.m., away.

* Wolf soccer vs. LCMS,
5 p.m., home.

* Wolf wrestling vs. Green
Cove, 4:30 p.m., away.

* LCMS - Junior School

Advisory Council (SAC)

* Preventive Management
Team - Meeting at CCSB
central building, room 153,
9-11 a.m.

M Challenge Learning Center
- State-of-the-School visit,
10 a.m.

M Summers Elementary -
PTO teacher luncheon.

* Five Points Elementary -
Faculty meeting, 2:30 p.m.

M Eastside Elementary -
Faculty meeting, 2:30 p.m.

* Teacher of the Year -
Nominee meeting at CCSB
administrative complex, room
207, 2:30 p.m.

M Fort White Elementary,
Fort White High School and

RMS Choruses sing at Lake
City Mall

* Westside Elementary -
Spotlight singers to Lake City
Mall, 10'30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Beginning guitar in music
room, 1:50 p.m.

* RMS - Sixth grade to
Hippodrome Theater in

* Chrysalis Center -
Holiday field trip to the Nut
Cracker Ballet in Gainesville for
grades 2-8.

* Eastside Elementary -
Christmas lunch for grades

* Five Points Elementary -

Team meeting, 2:30 p.m.
* LCMS - Falcon basketball
vs. Lake Asbury,
5- 6:15 p.m., home.

* Niblack Elementary -
PTO meeting and kindergarten
performance, 6:30 p.m.

* Summers elementary -
Chorus Christmas Concert in
cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

* Melrose Park Elementary
- Sign Language Choir in
music room, 1:50 p.m.

* Five Points Elementary -
PTO meeting, 7:30 p.m.

* Westside Elementary -
Apryll Tillitson's fifth grade class
field trip to nursing home.

* RMS - Wolf basketball vs.
Callahan, 5 p.m., home.

* Wolf soccer vs. Live Oak,
4 p.m., away
* CCE -Grade five spelling
bee in cafeteria, 9:30 a.m.

* Guidance Counselors -
Meeting at CCSB central
building, room 153, 8 a.m.

* RMS - Wolf soccer
conference championship at
RMS, 5 p.m.

* Summers Elementary -
Cookout for PreK classes and
Mrs. Rice.

* Kindergarten classes to
movies and Young's Park.

* RMS - Wolf wrestling
tournament at River Springs,
7:30 p.m.

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$50-a-barrel oil

seen as here to stay

Associated Press
prices will persist near or above
$50 a barrel for years and force
a shift to more fuel-efficient
cars and alternative fuels, the
government said Monday, dis-
carding earlier predictions that
costs would drop to around
$30 a barrel.
The Energy Department
forecast was more positive on
natural gas prices. It said they
would retreat from the recent
spikes - to more than $14 per
thousand cubic feet - and set-
tie at under $5 in the long term
as demand weakens, especially
for electricity production.
The analysis reflected a sig-
nificant change from the
department's projections a
year ago when it predicted oil
prices in constant dollars - not
counting normal inflation -
would retreat in the long term
and settle at about $31 a barrel
by 2025.
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U.S. resuming beef sales to

Japan after mad cow ban lifted

AP Food and Farm Writer
after Japan ended a trade ban
imposed because of mad cow
disease, U.S. ranchers and
meatpackers began rounding
up their first shipment of beef
to Japan.
The' shipment is to be sent
Saturday from Denver, but the
industry cautioned that trade
will resume slowly.
Japan's market, once the
biggest for American beef, was
worth S1.4 billion before mad
cow disease turned up in the
United States .in December.
2003. The discovery prompted
Japan and dozens of other
countries to stop importing
U.S. beef.
"Just to regain that market
share we had before will take
some time," Missouri cattle
rancher Mike John, president-
elect of the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association,
said Monday.
Earlier this month, John
helped organize an auction of
7,000 cattle in Joplin, Mo.,
whose beef would qualify for
shipment to Japan. New rules
limit beef destined for Japan to
animals 20 months or younger.
New-paperwork and tracking
requirements also were
Beyond that, Japanese con-
sumers will need convincing,
said North Dakota rancher
Dick Tokach. "It's going to be
another selling campaign to
assure Japanese people that

beef in the U.S. is safe," Tokach
A survey by Japan's Kyohio
news agency found about 75
percent of Japanese unwilling
to eat U.S. beef because of mad
cow fears. Twenty-one percent
said they would consume it.
Japan lifted its ban late
Sunday, arid the United States
responded Monday morning

by agreeing to allow the impor-
tation of Japanese beef. The
U.S. appetite for Japanese beef,
primarily expensive Kobe
steaks, is more of a niche mar-
ket worth an estimated
$808,000 annually.
The first shipment from
Denver, organized by the U.S.
Meat Export Federation, is
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and found redemption on stars and capital punishment redemption."
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appeal, Williams, 51, was set the dangers of gangs. death sentence to life ir
to die by injection at San But Schwarzenegger sug- prison without parole.
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holdups. noting that the inmate had ous," said former "MASH'
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students and my staff most
when I retire," he said. "I'm
going to miss seeing them. We
have some students come in
here as early as 3 years-old and
I'm going to miss having the
chance to follow them all the
way until they are 18 or 19
years-old and seeing how much
they change, grow, mature and
what they make out of their
lives. It's satisfying to know that
maybe you've helped shaped
some of those students. They're
always going to be my kids. The
strength of this school is its
staff and faculty."
Brenda Outlaw, Summers
Elementary School paraprofes-
sional in the principal's office,
said she's known and worked
with Holliday for 22-plus years
and his leaving will impact the
"It's a big change, and it's like
part of family leaving," she said.
"We're very close-knit at
Summers Elementary, but we
wish him well."
L.C. Bradley, Columbia
School district assistant super-
intendent of schools, also
worked with Holliday as a stu-
dent, in addition to working
with him as an educator. He's
known Hoiliday for about 35
years as Holliday served in var-
ious educational roles that
impacted his students and the
local school district.

"I've known him as a coach,
teacher and principal,"
Bradley said. "I know Holliday
is concerned about children
and giving children the very
best education possible -
within their limitations. I
mean all children. He has a
knack for analyzing a child's
needs and figuring out
resources to go and help that
child, to meet his maximum
potential. I've been blessed to
have an opportunity to be able
to work in an environment
with Holliday to see this over
and over. I can't help but think
about how I analyze children,
it's because of how I've been
modeled by Mr. Holliday."
Holliday said his view of his
career is during the last 36'k
years he's had a lot of children
and he's tried to foster a family
atmosphere at the school.
However, one of the most
unusual things about Holliday,
his job and his office is his col-
lection of ceramic and plastic
frogs. He started the collection,
with five frogs, that belonged to
his mother as a way of remem-
bering and paying homage to
her memory
30 years ago.
"She has me with all these
frogs," he said "I have hun-
dreds and hundreds of frogs. I
have an international collection
at home, where people have

TONY BRITTILake City Reporter
Art Holliday, Summers Elementary School principal, will end his
career as a Columbia County school principal when he retires at
the end of December. His last day at work will be Dec. 20.

gone overseas bought frogs
and brought them home to
The school's staff is hosting
a "Holliday Celebration," a
retirement celebration in
honor of Holliday, from 8:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 19-20 at the
school office, 1388 SW
McFarlane Ave. Parents, for-
mer students and community
members are invited to stop in
and wish Holliday well in his

"Once I retire, for a short
period, I plan to do nothing,"
he said with a smile. "I expect
to do some traveling this sum-
mer. My wife works at the high
school and she's a
teacher/registered nurse and
she'll be retiring in May at the
end of the school year. We're
both going to take off and do
some traveling together for a
while and I'll definitely be
spending time with my four

CITY HALL: New look, location a hit among tourists

Continued From Page 1A
on it. It's just laid out for the
city. All the services are here
it's just really nice," said Jack
The customer service-utili-
ties area is on the first floor at
the Marion Avenue entrance. It
has a walk-up counter where
people can pay city utility bills
for water, sewer, trash and
natural gas.
"I'm really pleased that City
Hall is in the downtown area
and it can be an asset for down-
town. Not only is the location
great but we got a good deal
and saved a lot of money and I
think it will meet our needs for
a long time," Lee said.
Cost savings were on the
mind of taxpayers too.
"It's a big improvement, you
couldn't ask for a better build-
ing than this. And this probably
saved us a lot of tax dollars,
buying this instead of building
a new one and we're all con-
cerned about saving tax dol-
lars," said John Pierce.
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activated by an immune system mal-
function to release chemicals called
cytokines that stimulate the production
of new skin cells and also cause inflam-
mation. Recently, a new drug called
alefacept (Amevive) was approved that
specifically targets, overactive T cells
that prompt the overproduction of skin
This psoriasis treatment works differ-
ently from creams and light therapy,
which are used to treat the symptoms.
Alefacept (Amevive), injected by your
doctor, works from the inside out, and
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Mayor Ray Kirkland who stood
near the towering tree trimmed
with Christmas decorations in
the main foyer of the first floor.
"The facilities are much bet-
ter for the employees to work
more efficiently and comfort-
ably and safely," Kirkland said.
Approximately 45 of the 267
city employees work in the
building ' that houses
10 departments.
Also on the first floor is the
City Clerk's office, the City
Council office and the City
Manager's office.
"A big part of my job is pro-
viding the administrative sup-
port for our City Council, mak-

ing sure that we're all consis-
tent and together working
together with the city council
and city manager's office," said
Lake City City Clerk Audrey
Across the hall is the City
Manager's office.
On the second floor are city
council chambers, and the pur-
chasing, building and zoning
and information technology
"We work within the budget
to. bid out all the budgeted
items throughout the year.
Whatever the departments
need, we try to get the best
buy, the best bargains and

we're good shoppers," said
Purchasing Supervisor Debbie
Building and zoning
encompasses many things that
include everything from licens-
ing animals to licensing busi-
nesses. They als6 enforce
building codes and even deter-
mine what address a building
"We're the 911 assigners for
the city," said Growth
Management Director Larry
On the third floor are three
departments: Finance, that
handles payroll and pays the
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soldiers home," Pierce said.
The project is hoping to col-
lect a variety of supplies -
everything from clipboards to
crayons to file containers.
"We need the basics, like
pens and pencils the most,"
Peters said. "If they also want
to donate a backpack, that's
even better."
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"So far we have about 12,000
pounds of supplies," he said.

'We've got enough to fill about
one-third of the container.
We're not going to send it until
its full."
Area residents have until
Friday to donate supplies at
the Columbia County School
Board Office, the Lake City
Reporter, SunState Federal
Credit Union, Standard
Plumbing, Brown-Vann
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Cadet Squadron meeting on
Thursday. For more
information, call 752-2896.

BUST: Drugs found
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different departments could
participate in. We felt that
drug dealers are more prone
to mistakes because they're
trying to earn Christmas
money. We make an attempt
to take advantage of that dur-
ing this time period."
According to FHP reports,
Smith had never had a dri-
ver's license and Hughes had
repeated license suspensions.
Both drivers were arrested
for driver's license and
unregistered vehicle charges.
During a search of the vehi-
cle, two drug pipes, almost
2 grams of cocaine and
35 Oxycodone pills were
Hughes was then charged
with possession of cocaine,
felony possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of
Oxycodone, possession of
legend drugs, uttering for-
gery for homemade tag, driv-
ing with license suspended
and unregistered motor
Smith was charged with
possession of cocaine less
than a gram, possession of

drug paraphernalia and no
driver's license.
A few hours later, at approx-
imately 3:47 p.m., Trooper
Timothy Strickland conduct-
ed a traffic stop on
1-75 at mile marker 413 for
illegal window tint.
During the stop, the driver,
Trez William McNeal, 25, of
Tallahassee, was "extremely
nervous," according to
FHP reports.
A K-9 search was per-
formed by troopers and
revealed 90 grams of cocaine,
52 MDMA (Ecstasy) pills, two
grams of marijuana and relat-
ed drug paraphernalia.
McNeal was arrested and
charged with possession of
cocaine, trafficking in
cocaine, possession with
intent to deliver, possession
with intent to sell, conspiracy
to traffic, possession of
MDMA pills, trafficking in
MDMA, possession of
MDMA with intent to deliver,
possession of MDMA with
intent to sell, felony posses-
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Lady Tigers fall
to Forest, 4-0
Columbia High's girls
soccer team hosted the
baddest team on the
.District 4-5A block on
Monday and made a good
Forest High (12-0-0,
9-0-0) defeated CHS, 4-0.
The Lady Tigers only
trailed the Wildcats 1-0 at
the half. Forest scored two
goals within a couple of
minutes early in the second
half to put the game out of
'The last time we lost
8-0 and to cut it in half in a
couple of weeks time is
awesome," CHS head
coach Beth Adkins said.
'The girls have really come
together the past two
weeks. I am very proud of
Columbia lost 3-0 at
Leesburg High on Friday
and was mercy ruled 8-0 at
Gainesville High on
"I told the girls to keep
their heads high, they
played a great game,"
Adkins said following the
Leesburg match.
In that game, Adkins
praised the play of Becky
Gomez at forward and
Danielle Hunter in the
midfield. Amy Rowand
played outstanding in goal
before an injury forced her
out with 10 minutes to play.
Lindsay Beach finished as
Columbia (1-10-1, 1-9-0)'
is off until the Christmas
Classic tournament on
Dec. 28-29.

Giants, Morris ink
three-year deal
The San Francisco Giants
landed the proven starter
they've been coveting for
Right-hander Matt
Morris agreed to a
three-year contract with the
Giants, leaving the St.
Louis Cardinals after nine
seasons. The deal has been
in the works for weeks and
became official after
Morris passed a physical.
Morris went 14-10 with a
4.11 ERA last season.
* From staff, Associated
Press reports.


* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Eastside
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6).
* Fort White High boys
basketball vs. Dixie
County High, 7:30 p.m.
* Columbia High girls
weightlifting vs. Baker
County High, 4:15 p.m.
* Fort White High girls
weightlifting at Trenton
High, 4:30 p.m.
* Columbia High girls
basketball vs. Fort
White High, 4:30 p.m.
* Fort White High girls
soccer vs. P.K. Yonge
School, 6 p.m.
* Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Fort
White High, 7:30 p.m.
* Fort White High boys
soccer at St. John's,
I p.m.
* Columbia High girls
basketball at Vanguard
High, 4 p.m. (JV-2:30).
* Fort White High boys
and girls basketball at

P.K.Yonge School,TBA.

Riley replaces Van Gundy

Former Lakers, Knicks
coach is third on NBA
all-time victory list.
Associated Press
MIAMI - Pat Riley and Stan
Van Gundy walked off the dais
together Monday, then went in
opposite directions.
Riley packed his tailored suits
and headed back to the NBA

sidelines, looking to add another
entry to his long and glowing
coaching resume. Van Gundy
simply went home.
Months after he said he wanted
to reclaim more of a hands-on role
with the team - a comment that
prompted rampant speculation he
was about to fire his former pro-
tege - Riley returned to the
business of coaching. Van Gundy
quit to spend more time with his
family, and will stay with the team
in a limited capacity.

TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High captain Jamal Brown works on free throws at practice Monday.

Colts stay perfect;

Eagles eliminated

Indianapolis only
fourth NFL team
to open up 13-0.
Associated Press

While the Indianapolis
Colts took another step
toward perfection, the de-
fending NFC champion Phila-
delphia Eagles hit the end of
their road to the playoffs.
The Colts became the
fourth team in NFL history
to go 13-0, beating
Jacksonville 26-18 Sunday.
Next, they'll face San Diego
and will be trying to become
only the second, team to win
its first 14 games. The other?
The 1972 Dolphins, whose
17-0 record is the only per-
fect mark in league history.
The Eagles haven't got the
playoffs to look ahead to.
After four straight trips to the
NFC title game, and a Super
Bowl berth last February,
Philadelphia was eliminated
from contention with a 26-23
overtime loss to the New
York Giants.
Decimated by injuries and
discord, Philadelphia be-
came the fifth consecutive
team to miss the playoffs
after losing the Super Bowl
the previous season. Six of

the 10 players that went to
the Pro Bowl last year were
lost to injuries, free agency
or suspension, including
Donovan McNabb, Brian
Westbrook and the banished
Terrell Owens.

Colts 26, Jaguars 18
At Jacksonville, Peyton
Manning threw two touch-
down passes to Marvin
Harrison and Mike Vander-
jagt kicked four field goals.
Manning, who had 122 yards
passing in a 10-3 win against
the Jaguars in the second
week of the season, nearly
doubled that at halftime, and
finished 24-of-36 for 324
yards. Harrison caught six
passes for 137 yards.
The Jags had a five-game
winning streak snapped.

Giants 26, Eagles 23
At Philadelphia, Jay
Feely's. 36-yard field goal
with 3:55 left in overtime lift-
ed the first-place Giants.
Feely, who cost the Giants a
victory in Seattle two weeks
ago by missing three late
kicks, made four field goals.
Tiki Barber had 124 yards
NFL continued on 2B

"I was happy for him when I
hired him 11 years ago," Riley said.
"I was happy for him when I
stepped aside and gave him an
opportunity that was well-
deserved. And I am happy for him
today, absolutely."
Riley said he spent the last six
weeks trying to persuade Van
Gundy to stay, and his former top
assistant insisted his decision was
voluntary. Players were not
available for comment because
they were traveling.

Coach Pat Riley listens as Stan Van Gundy explains
his reasons for resigning as head coach of the
Miami Heat during a press conference Monday.

Rams roll into

Columbia High

Unbeaten Tigers take on
favorite Eastside High in
District 4-5A showdown.
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Columbia High basketball is
u unbeaten and perched at the top of the
District 4-5A standings one-third of
the vway through the district schedule.
Eastside High, the team expected to
be in that position, is coming to CHS
today. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers surprised the host
Rams, 52-44, on Nov. 30 in the first
district game for both teams.
�W\ithout' a d6ubt they wcr-i, thr
district f:,norite." CHS head coach
Trey Hdsford said. "'They returned.
everybody from a 21-5 team and
added transfer Brandon Darling. I
think everybody knew we would be an
OK team, but nobody thought we
would be in the top two."
The first meeting of the teams
looked like a stroll in the park for the
Rams. who ran out to an 8-0 lead.
Columbia only trailed by two points at
Eastside began taking over in the
latter part of the third quarter and
pushed to a 37-29 lead with six
minutes to play in the game. Columbia
clamped down and outscored the
Rams 25-10 in the fourth quarter.
\\'e pressed, got a few steals,
forced some turnovers and took care
of the ball ourselves," Hosford said.

"Everything we did was right in those
last six minutes."
The Tigers shot 5-of-8 from the field
in the quarter with 3-pointers from
Tavaris Reynolds and Jeremy Rayford.
Columbia was 13-of-21 from the -free
throw line in the quarter. Eastside was
4-of-15 and 1-of-4, respectively, with
six turnovers.
"We were a lot more aggressive and
then late in the game they sent us to
the line," Hosford said. "We made
them down the stretch when it really
Byron Shemwell scored 12 points
and had 10 rebounds against the
Rams and hit a pair of 3s in the third
quarter. Shemwell is third on the
Tigers in scoring with nine p,:i, t.- pr
game and is averaging 4.7 r s
' Fellow junior Jakeem "fill leals
CHS in both categories, with 13.3
points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He
also has 23 blocked shots in six games
to go with 14 steals.
Sophomore Kenny Williams
averages 10.5 points and pulls down 4.8
rebounds. Williams has 12 steals and
32 assists, compared to nine turnovers.
For the other starters, junior
Reynolds is averaging 7.8 starts and
4.2 rebounds and senior Jamal
Brown's numbers are 3.5 and two.
Columbia has shot 21 more free
throws than the opposition and is
hitting at a 68 percent clip.
"We are getting to the line and
making teams pay," Hosford said.
TIGERS continued on 2B


Columbia High golf awards
Columbia High golfs awards banquet was at the First Baptist Church on Thursday. Lady Tiger award
winners are (top, from left): Brittany Norris, Most Improved; Mary Beth Millikin, Coach's Award; Victoria
Soucinek, Most Valuable; Brittany Coleman, Par Master and Birdie Master; Toni Trentacosta, Tiger
Award. Blair Bannister won the Young Gun Award. Award winners for the boys are (bottom, from left):
Krishton Neeley, Tiger Award; Brent Lyons, Coach's Award; Ryan Gambel, Tiger Award; Blayne
Barber, Most Valuable, Par Master and Birdie Master; Codi Hudson, Most Improved and Four-Year
Letterman; Houston Whitehead, Most Improved and Four-Year Letterman.

Section B

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TV Sports

9 p.m.
ESPN - DePaul at Wake Forest
8 p.m.
OLN - Pittsburgh at St. Louis


NFL standings


New England



San Diego
Kansas City

8 5 0
6 7 0
4 9 0
3 10 0
13 0 0
9 4 0
4 9 0
1 12 0
10 3 0
8 5 0
4 9 0
4 9 0
10 3 0
8 5 0
8 5 0
4 9 0

Pct PF
.615 294
.462 242
.308 191
.231 169

1.000 392 180
.692 273 227
.308 252 329
.077 193 354

.769 350 259
.615 295 234
.308 171 253
.308 203 237

.769 322 231
.615 378 252
.615 329 288
.308 259 322


N.Y. Giants

Tampa Bay
New Orleans

Green Bay

9 4
8 5
7 6
5 8
9 4
9 4
7 5
3 9
9 4
8 5
4 9
3 10

Pct PF
.692 345
.615 284
.538 258
.385 252

Pct PF
.692 246
.692 300
.583 277
.250 183

Pct PF
.692 210
.615 246
.308 203
.231 255

x-Seattle II 2 0 .846 379 211
St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 307 378
Arizona 4 9 0 .308 252 319
San Francisco 2 II 0 .154 186 381
x-clinched division
Sunday's Games
N.Y.Jets 26, Oakland 10
Tennessee 13, Houston 10
Pittsburgh 21, Chicago 9
New, England 35, Bqffalo 7
Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20
. .. M rr :.':,_27 r - L L.:.u;; 13
lI-.di~r.ipolj; 2i ,Ji,:l :.:,nville 18
Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 10
Seattle 41, San Francisco 3
Washington 17,Arizona 13
N.Y. Giants 26, Philadelphia 23, OT
Dallas 31, Kansas City 28
Miami 23, San Diego 21
Denver 12, Baltimore 10
Green Bay 16, Detroit 13, OT
Monday's Game
New Orleans at Atlanta (n)
Saturday's Games
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, I p.m.
San Francisco at Jacksonville, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas atWashington, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19
Green Bay at Baltimore, 9 p.m.


NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia II II .500 -
New Jersey 9 10 .474 'A
Boston 8 12 .400. 2
NewYork 6 14 .300 4
Toronto 4 17 .190 6'/
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami II 10 .524 -.


Continued From Page 1B

"Shooting 68 percent is pretty
good for high school."
Hosford also likes the 34
percent the Tigers are holding
opponents to on field goals.
"We gave up 66 points in our
first game against Suwannee,
but we haven't given up 50 in a
game since then," Hosford
said. '"We are getting every-
body involved and that is why
we are playing well right now."
Rams coach Herman (Pop)
Williams will bring in Tim
Shankle and point guard Alton
Jones with Darling. Shankle, a
running back on the football
team, was third-team all-state
last year in basketball.
"I know they will come in
after us," Hosford said. 'To
beat them at home, they
weren't very happy. They felt
like we stole one."



San An

do 8 II .421
ington 8 11 .421
otte 5 16 .238
ta 3 16 .158
Central Division
W L Pct
it 15 2 .882
a . 12 7 .632
ukee 12 7 .632
and II 8 .579
go 10 9 .526
Southwest Division
W L Pct
ntonio 16 4 .800
15 5 .750
his 13 7 .650
Orleans 8 12 .400
on 7 12 .368
Northwest Division

W L Pct GB
Minnesota 12 7 .632 -
Denver II 10 .524 2
Seattle 9 10 .474 3
Utah 8 12 .400 4'/
Portland 6 14 .300 6'/
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 14 6 .700 -
Phoenix 13 , 6 .684 %'
Golden State 12 8 .600 2
L.A. Lakers 10 10 .500 4
Sacramento 9 12 .429 5'/2
Sunday's Games
Miami 104,Washington 10IOT
Houston 100, Portland 86
Sacramento 110, New Orleans 100
Detroit 109, L.A. Clippers 101
Monday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Philadelphia 90, Minnesota 89, OT
Milwaukee 112, New York 92
L.A. Lakers at Dallas (n)
Detroit at Utah (n)
New Orleans at Phoenix (n)
Today's Games
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Denver at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Miami at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Golden State at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Chicago atToronto, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p,m.
Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.
Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press'
men's college basketball poll, with first-place
votes in parentheses, records through, Dec.
I I, total points and last week's ranking:
,. Record Pts Pvs
1.!Duke (66) 9-0.... 1,793 .I
2. Connecticut (5) 7-0 1,703 3
3.Villanova (1) 6-0 1,653 4
4. Louisville 5-0 1,522 5
S. Memphis 7-1 1,432 7
6.Texas 8-1 1,379 2
7. Florida 9-0 1,267 10
8. Oklahoma' 5-1 1,260 8
9. Illinois 10-0 1,233 1 II
10.Gonzaga 6-2 1,216 9
I I.Washington 8-0 1,135 13
12. Michigan St. 7-2 1,006 14
13. Boston College 6-2 821 6
14. UCLA 7-1 808 16
15. George Washington 7-0 797 19
16.Wake Forest 7-1I 646 20
17. Maryland 7-2 556 21
18. Indiana 5-2 534 18
19. North Carolina 5-1 436 23
20. Nevada 6-1 398 17
2 1.N.C.State 6-1 291 25
22. Iowa 7-3 281 12
23. Kentucky 6-3 243 15
24.Arizona 4-3 140 24
25. Houston 4-1 131 -
Others receiving votes: Michigan 115,
Ohio St. 108, Wisconsin 88, Pittsburgh 63,
Bucknell 59, Syracuse 56, West Virginia 47,
Clemson 27, Indiana St. 27,Xavier 27, Ohio 19,
Iowa St. 16, Iona 14,Alabama 11, N. Iowa 11,
LSU 7, Oklahoma St. 7, Arkansas 5, Buffalo 4,
Vanderbilt 3, Missouri St. 2, Georgia I, La Salle
I, Montana I.

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 3 Villanova at Pennsylvania, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Louisville vs. Chicago State, 7 p.m.
No. 16 Wake Forest vs. DePaul, 9 p.m.
No. 20 Nevada vs. Seattle Pacific, 10 p.m.
Wednesday's Game
No.: 21 'N.C. State vs. North Carolina-
Asheville, 7 p.m.
Friday's Games
No. 11 Washington vs. Eastern
Washington, 10 p.m.
No. 12 Michigan State vs. Cleveland State,
7 p.m.

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Saturday's Games
No. 4 Louisville at No. 23 Kentucky, 2 p.m.
No. 5 Memphis at Mississippi, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 Texas vs.Tennessee, 2 p.m.
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. Southern University,
8 p.m.
No. 10 Gonzaga vs.Virginia, 8 p.m.
No. 14 UCLA at Michigan, Noon
No. 15 George Washington vs. Maryland-
Eastern Shore, 2 p.m.
No. 16 Wake Forest vs. Princeton, 4 p.m.
No. 19 North Carolina vs. Santa Clara,
8 p.m.
No. 22 Iowa vs.Arizona State, 8 p.m.
No. 24 Arizona at Utah, 4 p.m.
No. 25 Houston at South Alabama, 6 p.m.
Sunday's Games
No. I Duke vs.Valparaiso, 8 p.m.
No. 2 Connecticut vs. New Hampshire at
the Hartford Civic Center, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Florida vs.Jacksonville, I p.m.
No. 9 Illinois vs. Coppin State, 5 p.m.
No. 12 Michigan State vs. Florida
International, 4 p.m.
No. 13 Boston College vs.Texas Southern,
3:30 p.m.
No. 21 N.C. State vs. Miami, 5:30 p.m.

College scores

Georgetown 76, Fairfield 51
Iona 79, Marist 76
Manhattan 85, Loyola, Md. 73
Seton Hall 83,Tulane 64
St. Peter's 87, Niagara 84, OT
Coastal Carolina 81,Jacksonville 66
La Salle 70,James Madison 58
Maryland 73, Boston College 71
UNC-Greensboro 76, Gardner-Webb 68
Webber 86, Savannah St. 84, OT
Creighton'70, Nebraska 44
Loyola of Chicago 80, Purdue 65
Xavier 75, Miami (Ohio) 65
Jackson St. 78,Texas-San Antonio 75
Louisiana-Lafayette 65, UTEP 59, OT
Tulsa 56, S.Arkansas 5 I
Boise St. 70, Sacramento St. 61
Oral Roberts 79, N. Colorado 66


NHL games

N.Y. Ra
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Atlantic Division
angers 20 8 4 44 103
elphia 17 7 4 38 106
anders 15 12 2 32 93
jersey 13 12 4 30 89
rgh 8 16 6 22 82
Northeast Division
S * 21 4 2 44 118
19 10 I 39 98
eal 15 8 5 35 80
o ' 15 12 3 33 99
10 15 6 26 93
Southeast Division
na 18 9 2 38 105
Bay 17 10 3 37 96
S 1.1 16 4 26106
9 18 4 22 75

Washington 9 17 2 20 80 113
Central Division
Detroit 21 8 2 44 115 79
Nashville 18 6 3 39 80 72
Chicago 12 14 2 26 78 97
Columbus 9 20 0 18 57 103
St. Louis 5 17 4 14 73 106
Northwest Division
Calgary 18 9 4 40 75 73
Vancouver 18 9 2 38 95 83
Colorado 16 II 3 35 115 98
Edmonton 16 II 3 35 94 89
Minnesota II 14 4 26 77 71
Pacific Division
Dallas 19 7 I 39 94 76
Los Angeles 18 12 I 37 105 90
Phoenix 16 12 '2 34 87 76
Anaheim 13 12 5 31 81 81
San Jose 13 12 4 30 88 96
Sunday's Games
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Phoenix 2, Boston I, OT
Columbus 3, New Jersey 2, OT
Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2
Monday's Games
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Detroit 3, Pittsburgh I
Anaheim at Toronto (n)
Ottawa at Colorado (n)
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Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Florida, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Vancouverat N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonton at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

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NFL: Broncos get some breathing room

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rushing and one TD catch and
the Giants overcame Eli
Manning's interceptions.
Osi Umenyiora sacked
Mike McMahon and
Kenderick Allen recovered
McMahon's fumble at the
Eagles 27, setting up Feely's
winning kick four plays later.

Patriots 35, Bills 7

In the snow, Tom Brady fin-
ished with 329 yards passing
and two touchdowns against
the unraveling Bills at
Orchard Park, N.Y. Corey
Dillon added a 12-yard touch-
down run and 102 yards rush-
ing. Troy Brown and Christian
Fauria each caught short
touchdown passes as the two-
time Super Bowl champions.

Dolphins 23, Chargers 21

At San Diego, Gus Frerotte
threw two touchdown passes
to Chris Chambers in the
third quarter and the
Dolphins ended the Chargers'
five-game winning streak.
The Dolphins won their
third straight and remained
alive for the AFC East title.
Antonio Gates caught an
8-yard TD pass from Drew
Brees with 15 seconds left, but
the Dolphins recovered the
onside kick.

Cowboys 31, Chiefs 28

In the day's wildest game,
Drew Bledsoe threw for 332
yards and three touchdowns,
including a 1-yarder to Dan
Campbell with 22 seconds left
to give the host Cowboys the
Kansas City's Lawrence
Tynes missed a 41-yarder on
the final play.
Kansas City wasted Larry
Johnson's 143 yards rushing
and three touchdowns.

Broncos 12, Ravens 10

At Denver, Kyle Johnson
made a tiptoe catch for a
touchdown, Champ Bailey set
a franchise record with an
interception in his fifth
straight game and the
Broncos (10-3) gained a game
on their AFC West .rivals.
They lead the Chiefs and
Chargers by two games and
are tied with Cincinnati for the
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Bucs 20, Panthers 10

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
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Bowl season.

Seahawks 41, 49ers 3

At Seattle, Matt Hasselbeck
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nine passes for three touch-
downs over the first 15:22, as
the Seahawks cruised. Hassel-
beck finished 21-for-25 for 226
yards in Seattle's team-record
ninth straight win.
NFL rushing leader Shaun
Alexander added 108 yards on
21 carries and his league-
leading 23rd rushing score
late in the third quarter.

Redskins 17, Cardinals 13

Clinton Portis ran for 105
yards as the visiting Redskins
rallied from a 10-3 deficit.
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touchdown to tie the game at
10 in the third quarter, and
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Redskins the lead for good
17-13 with a 91-yard kickoff
return with 3:29 left in the
third quarter.

Jets 26, Raiders 10

Cedric Houston and quar-
terback Brooks Bollinger led
the Jets, who broke a seven-
game losing streak.
Bollinger threw for one
touchdown and set. a team
record with 56 yards rushing
by a quarterback, Houston
scored the first touchdown of
his career and John Abraham
had two sacks that caused

Titans 13, Texans 10

Rob Bironas kicked a
21-yard field goal with 10 sec-
onds left that gave Tennessee
the sweep of its AFC South
The Texans got another
shot when Jerome Mathis
returned the kickoff 50 yards.
A penalty on Reynaldo Hill at
the end of Mathis' return set
up a kick to force overtime,
except the kicker jerked the
ball left.

Packers 16, Lions 13

At Green Bay, the Packers
won it on Ryan Longwell's 28-
yard field goal, but it was the
running of Samkon Gado (171
yards, one TD) and a goal-line
stand that was decisive.
The Packers were backed
up in their territory after the
defensive stand - Na'il Diggs
stopped the Lions' Jeff Garcia
on a fourth-and-goal sneak.
The Lions wrapped up Gado
in the end zone with 6:59
remaining in regulation. Gado
tried to toss the ball forward
as he was being tackled and
was flagged for intentional
grounding, resulting in a
safety that would have put the
Lions ahead by 15-13.
But officials huddled and
overturned the call, saying it
was a forward pass and Gado
was outside the tackle box.

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have a wait-and-see attitude.
Get your courage back and
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appreciated if you can avoid
letting your stubborn attitude
take over. You should feel sat-
isfied and confident about
what you are doing. Criticism
will not be well received.

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and do something a little
different for a change.

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be telling you the truth. **
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and must not act on impulse.
Refrain from criticizing
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Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
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You will meet someone who
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Santa as symbol of giving

lives forever in our hearts

DEAR ABBY: I am 8 years
old, and I have a question that
has bothered me for months.
Is Santa Claus a real person,
and if not, why does everyone
say he is? And if Santa Claus
ISNT real, where do all the
letters go? - CONFUSED
Santa Claus is more than a
human being. Santa Claus is
the living symbol of selfless
giving, handed down from
one generation to the next. In
1897, a girl named Virginia
asked the same question in a
newspaper. A very wise news-
paper editor, Frank Church,
wrote in reply:
'Yes, Virginia, there is a
Santa Claus. ... The most real
things in the world are those
which neither children nor
men can see. ... Thank God,
he (Santa Claus) lives, and he
lives forever. A thousand
years from now - nay,
10 times 10,000 years from
now, he will continue to make
glad the heart of childhood."
Letters to Santa Claus go
where every other letter goes
- directly to the U.S. Postal
Service, which makes sure
the letters reach their destina-
tion regardless of "rain, hail,
sleet or snow."
Read on for a testimony
from a true believer:
DEAR ABBY: Yesterday
afternoon, as I was opening
my mail, I came across an
envelope with my name and

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Abigail Van Buren
address printed on it, but no
return address. I assumed it
was junk mail that had been
made to look like a Christmas
card, but curiosity got the
better of me, so I opened it.
Inside was a Christmas
card. It was signed "Santa,"
and inside were five
$100 bills!
I checked the postmark. It
read, "Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Dec. 9." Abby, I don't know
anyone in Grand Rapids.
I'm divorced. My ex-hus-
band hasn't been helping me
to support our children.
Times have been hard.
Obviously, the card was sent
by someone who cares about
us very much - someone
who went to great trouble to
remain anonymous. The
money was a blessing. An
equally great blessing is the
fact that my children had a
chance to witness such an act
of generosity and kindness.
I hope that Santa is reading
your column today, because I
want to say thank you very
much from the bottom of my
heart. I am grateful. - STILL

I'm printing your letter with
the conviction that some kind
of elf will ensure that it is
delivered as far north as a
reindeer can fly. A perceptive
person once said that true
generosity is doing some-
thing nice for someone with-
out taking credit for it.
However, your case is excep-
tional - and how fitting of
your benefactor, "Santa," to
take a bow. I know readers of
all ages will be as gratified as
I was to read about his act of
kindness in this, the season of
you're a guest in someone's
home and use the powder
room, and the only soap on
the bathroom sink is the kind
that's pretty and looks like lit-
tle flowers - do you use one
and throw it away when
you're finished, or just rinse
your hands with plain water?
Please don't feel embar-
rassed; yours is a very com-
mon question. The answer is
that guests should feel free to
use what is offered by their
hosts. The hosts can throw
away the soap later if they
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FileNo.: 05-215-CP Division: Probate
The administration of the estate of Mary
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Tom W. Brown
Attorney for David F. Randolph
Florida Bar No. 0091332
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CASE NO. 2003-439-DP
A. S., (F) DOB: 10-09-93
WHEREAS a Petition, for Termination
of Parental Rights under oath has been
filed in this court regarding the above-
referenced childrenn, a copy of which is
on file with the Columbia County Clerk
of Court,
TO APPEAR before the Honorable Juli-
an E. Collins, Chief Circuit Judge, at the
Columbia County Courthouse, Lake
City, Florida, on the 2 1 st day of Decem-
ber 2005, at 1:20 p.m., for a TERMINA-
SORY HEARING. You must appear on
the date and at the time specified.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court at La ' ke City, Columbia County,
Florida, on this-18th day of November
2005. ,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:Deputy Clerk
Kendra Hinton, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0593850
Attorney for the Department of
Children and Family Services
Child Welfare Legal Services
1389 W. U.S. Hwy. 90, Suite 100
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 758-1437
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no later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding, at 386-758-2163.

November 22, 29, 2005
December 6, 13, 2005


The Columbia County Board Of County
Commission is seeking volunteers foi
the following position:
The Planning and Zoning Board/Board
of Adjustment recommends principals
and policies for guiding action affecting
development in the county. Recom-
mends to the Board of County Cominis-
sioners ordinances, regulations and other
proposals promoting orderly develop-
ment along the lines indicated as desira-
ble by the Comprehensive Plan. Vacan-
cies in Planning and Zoning/Board of
Adjustment membership shall be ap-
pointed by the Board of County Com-
missioners for die unexpired terna of the
member affected. A member must be a
resident of Columbia County. No inem-
ber of the Planning and Zoning
Board/Board of Adjustment shall be a
paid or elected official or employee of
the county. The term of office shall be
for three (3) years.
Persons interested in volunteering for
appointment should submit their re-
sume's to the Columbia County Board of
County Commissioners, P.O. Drawer
1529, Lake City, Florida 32056-1529 on
or before Tuesday, December 27, 2005.

December 13, 20, 2005
Public Auction
Will be held by Gainey Towing in Co-
lumbia County at 3468 SW CR 138, Ft.
White, FL. 32028
Date 12-27-2005
Time: 8:00 a.m. -
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1998 Pontiac
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1990 Honda
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1993 Ford
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DECEMBER 13,2005.

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Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of COLUMBIA County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
COLUMBIA County, Florida, described
FL 32055
at public sale, at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., or
as soon thereafter as same can be done,
to the highest bidder, or bidders, for
cash, at the west door of die Columbia
County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando
Street, Lake City, FL 32056, on the 28tli
day of December, 2005.
By: J.Markhain
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
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December 6, 13, 2005
The applicant, City of Lake City, applied
on December 1, 2004 to the Department
'of Environmental Protection for a permit
to operate an existing 2.95 MGD annual
average daily flow permitted capacity
extended aeration activated, sludge
wastewater treatment facility. The treat-
men( capacity is 3.00 MGD AADr. The
facility consists oftwo influent screens,
a grit removal chamber, an influent
(mixed with return activated sludge)
pumping station, two aeration basins
equipped with a total of six fixed-mount-
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clarifies, two chlorine contact chambers
with chlorination, one effluent pumping
station, one return activated
sludge/waste sludge pumping station,
two aerobic digesters with floating aera-
tors, one belt press sludge dewatering
unit and linie dosing/inixing station. Ef-
fluent is pumped into a storage pond lo-
cated at the off-site reuse site and then
purnped to a 381-acre spray irrigation
field. The spray field includes area wide
underdrains that are directed into four
soil modification pits located in four
drainage subdistrict depressional areas.
The underdrains and soil modification
pits were constructed for storm water
management during wet weather condi-
tions. Wastewater residuals are aerobi-
cally digested, lifue stabilized to meet
class B residual requirements prior to
land application.
The facility is located at latitude
30olO'15" N, longitude 82'38'40" W on
527 St. Margarets Street, Lake City,-
Florida in Columbia County.
Tile intent to issue and application file
are available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8�00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except le-
gal holidays, at Northeast District Of-
fice, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite
B200, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590.
The Department will issue the permit
with the attached conditions unless a
timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within

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Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must
be filed within fourteen clays of publica-
tion of the notice or within fourteen days
of receipt of the written notice, whichev-
er occurs first. Under Section
I of 3 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, how-
ever, any person who has asked the De-
partment for notice of agency action may
file a petition within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of such notice, regardless of die
date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a, copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. The
failure of my person to file a petition or
request for enlargement of' time within
fourteen days of' receipt of notice shall
Constitute a waiver of that person's right
to request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subse-
quent intervention (in a proceeding initi-
ated by another party) will be only at the
discretion of' the presiding officer upon
the filing of a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative
A petition that disputes the material facts
on which the *Departi-nent's action is
based must contain the following infor-
(a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the name, ad-
dress, andtelephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any; the De-
partment permit identification number
and the county in which the subject mat-
ter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each
petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's
substantial interests are affected by the
Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tion must so indicate;
(e� A statement of facts that the petition-
er contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle the petitioner to re-
lief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the action
that the petitioner wants the Department
to take.
Because the administrative hearing proc-
ess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that
the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in
this notice. Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final
decision of the Department have the
right to petition to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirements set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administra-
tive hearing, any petitioner may elect to
pursue mediation. The election may be
accomplished by filing with the Depart-
ment a mediation agreement with all par-
ties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant,
the Department, and any person who has
filed a timely and sufficient petition for a
hearing). The agreement must contain all
the information required by Rule 28-
106.404, Florida Administrative Code.
The agreement must be received by the
clerk in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, within ten days af-
ter the deadline for filing a.petition, as
set forth above. Choosing mediation will
not adversely affect the right to a hearing
if mediation does not result in a settle-
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, the timely agreement of all par-
ties to mediate will toll the time limita-
tions imposed by Sections 120.569 and
120.57. Florida Statutes, for holding an
administrative hearing- and issuing a fi-
nal order. Unless 9therwise agreed by
the parties, the mediation must be con-
cluded within sixty days of die execution
of the agreement. If 2 of 3, 3 of 3 media-
tion results in settlement of the adminis-
trative dispute, the Department must en-
ter a final order incorporating the agree-
ment of the parties. Persons seeking to
protect their substantial interests that
would be affected by such a modified fi-
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ComputerServicesHome MaintenancePrsueCang

060 Services

Lawyer? All Criminal Defense &
Personal Injury.*Accidents
:�lnjuries �!�Wrongftll Death
DUI Traffic. A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(888)733-5342 - 24/7.

CHILDREN, etc. Only on,
signature reqUil-Cd! "Excludes govt.
_cs! Call weekdays (800)462 2000,

ext.600. (8ain-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.

EARN DEGREE online frorn
home. "Medical,:' B usiness,
'J�Paralcgal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if qualify.
100 101
You Too Can Sell Real Estate!
Call 386-466-1104

Full time & Part tirne, must have a
clean driving record,
must be at least 25 yrs. of age.
Call 386-623-5256

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.


Lake City Reporter

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


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
InDesi.-n and Acrobat. Person
will oversee daily operation of
Creative Services department.
2-4 years newspaper or other
,raphic position and supervisoi
experience helpful. Salary will be
based on work experience and
creative abilities. Medical benefits
and 401k avai table.
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

newspapers throughout the state
reaching over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Advertising
Networks of Florida at
(866)742-1373. Visit us online at
Display ads also available.

020 Lost & Found

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

LOST SOLID Gray Cal. on Nov 22
No Stripes or spots.
West side of Lake City. Reward!!


ioo0 Job
Construction Estmator/
Project Manager
Gen. Contractor of Commercial
Construction has immediate
opening for Est/Proj Mgr. Min.
Requirements: 3yrs exp as
Est/Proj Mgr; Exp w/Timberline
Estimating or similar software.
Have estimated jobs in $3 mil
plus range. Complete resume
required with past salary, desired
salary & list of prof. references.
Competitive salary, GRP Ins
avail, paid vac & hol. Send
resume and letter of interest to:
Human resources; P.O. Box 307,
Valdosta, GA 31603

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

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

Be Your Own Boss & Secure
Your Financial Future. Work at
home during the hours that suit
you. For info call 386-752-9983

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:
Autobody Technician
Spray Painter-Night Shift
Furniture Installer

and Duct Mech. needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767
A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558
A/C TECH $14-18/hr
Need 5 yr AC exp, completion of
AC school, own tools.
Choose 4 days @ l0hrs/wk or
5 days @ 8hrs/wk sched.
Smoke/drug free only. Fax resume
to 352-377-2069 or apply at
1231 SW 3rd Ave Gainesville.
Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558
CHILD CARE worker for M/F
6AM to 6PM 40 hour shifts, must
have clean background check. CDA
Applicants preferred. Call 719-2227
or stop by 149 SE Lochlynn Ter, &
pick up an application.
Driver Designed Dispatch. FLA
ONLY/Flat Bed students welcome.
Home Every WeekEnd Most Nights
Delivery Route Driver/warehouse
person needed, F/T position. Class
B license a must. Salary plus Health
& Dental. 401K programs avail.
Call 386-754-5561
DRIVER - Regional & Dedicated
CDL Driver's Company, Lease
Purchase, O/0 $800 to $1500 a
Week (888)707-7729
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new equipment.
Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your

opportunity today. (800)741-7950.
dispatch is 2,100 miles
*3-Pay Packages to choose from
*Late model Equipment
*No Haz-Mat *No East-Coast
*100% No-Touch Freight *Weekly
Advances *Direct Deposit *weekly
(same week) Settlements. Solos and
Owner Operators Welcome.
Requirements: 1-year OTR
verifiable experience, CDL CLASS
A Plus Safe Driving record,...
* Call Smithway Logistics, Inc.
(800)282-1911 ext 115.
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP

o00 Job
0 Opportunities
Electrician Helpers
Needed w/ 2yrs min. exp.for
residential & commercial
Call for appointment
Aircraft Mechanic. No experience
required. Great Pay & Benefits.
Call 800-331-2411
Atlantic Truck Lines
$4,000.00 Sign on Bonus
Class A, in state & home every
night. $600-$750/wk. Yearly $1,000
safety bonus. 3 yrs. exp. Paid
vacation, health/dental. Call
1-800-577-4723 Monday-Friday
Florida Pest Control
now hiring for full time office
position. 5+ years office experience
a must. Need to have experience in
customer relations and scheduling.
Exp. with multi-line phone system
& computer usage necessary. Good
organizational skills & ability to
multi-task is needed. Full time
position M-F, 9-6. Full benefits
package. Drug-free workplace.
Apply in person at:
Florida Pest Control 536
SE Baya Avenue., Lake City.'
FT Food Service Workers for
correctional setting. Benefits after
90 days. 401K, Stock Bonus,
Vacation. No criminal record. Food
Service Experience helpful. Apply
in person @ CCA Lake City CI.
386-755-3379 ext 2251
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
Group Home For Sale
Fully equipped. Can be licensed
for 6 clients. Asking $150K OBO.
One Year Warranty included.
Call 352-317-1323 or 352-338-2890
Growing Food Service Distributor
is seeking aggressive minded
Outside Sales Professional to
develop a Lake City/Gainesville
Territory. Exp preferred.
Unlimited earnings potential,
Fax resume to: 904-356-0772
HAIR STYLIST: Creative Images
is seeking 1 F/T stylist. 2 yrs min.
exp. Commission base pay. Located
in Lake City Mall. High Walk in
Traffic. 386-758-6850
Exp. Roofer needed for Shingles &
Metal. DL & Trans Necessary. Lots
of Work, Top Pay! 386-754-2877
RV Store in
ALL Departments!
Call 386-758-8661
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
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.
Part-Time, for Small Local
Business. 386-752-0987

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
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
mers, Drywall Finishers, Tools and
Transportation required.
(386) 431-1044
Ramada Limited is looking for
experienced Night Auditor.
Apply in person at 3340 W. US
Hwy 90. Lake City or
Call 386-752-6262.
Repo Agents & Client Reps
needed for local company.
Good Pay, Benefits available.
For more details call 386-752-2850

Connect With Some Extra Cash
During Your Winter Break!


ClientLogic is Hiring
t | Temporary Call
Center Positions

Classified Department: 755-5440

o100 Opportunities

Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911

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

120 Medical
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

Following positions open:
1. LPNs/RNs-all shifts; top pay.
2. Consultant Dietitian-perform
assessments, patient/family
education, monitoring of
performance improvement.
Per diem; approx. 6-12 hrs/wk
Must be RD or RD eligible.
3. PR LabTech-weekends/calls.
Call 792-7204 or fax 792-2084.

The following positions are
currently available And we are
seeking qualified applicants
RN Per Diem Pool
$26.00 per hour-,
plus shift differential
For more information contact
Human Resources at:
Apply in person at:
368 NE Franklin St, Lake City,
Florida 32055, or visit our
web site at
Drug Free Workplace

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

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

Homeowners with money worries
may qualify for low-interest loans

' Hae you been turned down fora loan?
Do you need more than $10,000 for any
reason? Are you paying more than 7 %
interest on any other loans orcreditcaids?
If you are a homeowner and answer-
ed "yes" to any of these questions, they
can tell you overthe phone and without
obligation if yu qualify.
High credit cad debt? Less-than-perfect
credit? Self employed? Late house pay-
ments? Financial problems? Medical

bills? IRS liens?It doesn? matter!
Ifyou are a homeowner with sufficient
equity, there's an excellent chance you
will qualify for a loan- usually within 24
You can find out over the phone-and
free of charge-if you qualify. Honey
Mae Home Loans is licensed by the
the FL Dept. of Financial
Services. Open7 days a week for
your convenience.
1-800-700-1242 ext.233

The Waggoners Trucking-Established 1951
Now Recruiting drivers, for our SE Auto Transport Division.
Drivers must have a valid Class A CDL,
1 year and 100K verifiable OTR miles.
Stable work history and clean MVR is a must.
Great Pay, Great Benefits,_Matching 401 K.
Contact Susan or John at (866) 413-3074 EOE

Current Certified Diesel Technician $25.00 Hat 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

I120 Medical
120 dEmployment

Is currently seeking qualified
applicants for a Full Time
position. Must be Registered with
the American Registry of
Radiologic Technology program,
Current State of Florida license as
general Radiographer. Current
BLS certification, 2 years MRI
experience required.
Shands offers great benefits and
competitive salary. Apply on-line
today at or call
Bonnie Price, Human Resources
386-754-8147. EOE/MF/D/V
Drug Free Work Place

Social Services
Admissions Director

Baya Pointe seeks Social Services
/Admissions Director for our 60
bed facility. Req. include BSW or
degree in human svcs field, one
year exp. in a long term care
facility, MDS/Care plan exp. and
computer proficiency.
Competitive benefits and salary.
Come join our team! Interested
applicants may fax resume to
386-752-7337 Attn: Candi Kish,
or 'apply in person at the facility:
Baya Pointe Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center
587 SE Ermine Ave,
Lake City, FI 32025

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

17O Business
60 Vending Machines
You Ok Locations. All for $10,995
800-234-6982 AIN#B02002039
you earn $800/day? 30 Machines,
Free Candy All for $9,995.
(888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold!

190 Mortgage Money
Fixed Rates! No Doc loans our
specialty. Need Holiday Cash?
Eliminate nasty credit card debt.
Lighthouse Mortgage Associates.
Toll Free (877)928-9696.

310 Pets & Supplies
CKC Reg. Dachshunds Puppies
Males & Females 8 wks old. Have
1st shots & Health Certificate.
Call for more info. 386-397-2839
FOR SALE: Registered American
Blue Pitt Bull Terrier. Parents on
premises. Health Cert. $600.
Call 386-364-4777
Free to good home only:
Jack Russel mix, male 9mths old
Good with children
Great Christmas Gift!
Male Miniture Schnauzer, 20 mths
old. CKC Registered, black. $350.
Call 386-689-2714'

310 Pets & Supplies
Great Dane Puppies.
Taking deposits. Parents on
premises. Cash only.
Call 386-935-0564
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
No Stripes or Spots
West side of Lake City. Reward!!
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
Call 386-776-2233
AKC Male. 8 Wks. $500
Call 386-719-4843

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

White with Black Oven Door.
Less than 5 years old. $150.00
Call 386-454-8054
20.8CF. Ice maker, Like New,
Less than 5 yrs old $300.00.
Washing Machine.
Looks & runs good. $90.00
Call 386-497-3987

406 Collectibles
Brand new never used Brad Paisley
Time Well Wasted Tour Jacket XL.
Wool w/leather sleeves. Autograph-
ed left sleeve. $250. 386-689-2714

408 Furniture


- -i
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

2 LAZY Boy Recliner Rockers,
$200 each or both for $350.00.
Call 386-658-1231

6 SOLID Oak Dining Room Chairs.
Pecan Finish w/arms.
Call 386-755-0753
Coffee Table For Sale.
Traditional Square with glass top.
$50 OBO.

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
sale for $5,000 OBO. Make me an
offer I can't refuse. 386-719-8941

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

F I~i(As seen


(800) 794.7310 ,

J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW -
for Structured Settlements!

"Arroraable uuaiity" Phone (386) 49 -1419
FrLicensed & Insured s Toll Free (866) 9LW-ROOF



Sales People Needed

* Good pay structure
* Brand new facility
* Insurance & 401k
* Great organization
or apply in person at
15000 Hwy 301 S. - Starke, FL

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

419 TV-Radio &

RCA 7" Portable
DVD/CD/MP3 Player
Brand New. $250.
Call 386-689-2714

420 Wanted to Buy

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

440 Miscellaneous

Brand New Gun Cabinets. Hold 8
guns with lock door & lock
storage for ammunition. Still in
shipping boxes from factory.
While they la.t $100.00 Each.
Call 386-719-4840

BUILDING SALE! "Extended 3
Weeks!" 20x26 Now $3340.
25x30, $4790.30x40,$7340.
40x60, $11,490 Factory Direct,
25 Years. Many Others. Ends/
accessories optional. Pioneer

over $110k? Is your FICO below
620? NO PROBLEM! We have
over 40 banks to approve you.
(888)695-7279 X19.
FOR SELL: 2 Computer Chairs,
Exercise Bike, & Electric Treadmill.
Excellent con. All items $400.00,
Will sell separately. 386-719-3867
Please call after 6:00 p.m.
FREE ROOM for Live in
House keeper. For more info
Call Micky at 386-752-7450
after 6:00 p.m.
CERTIFIED. Hands on Training.
Job Placement Assistance.
Call Toll Free (866)933-1575.
SERVICES, 5177 Homosassa Trail,
Lecanto, Florida, 34461.
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 11Ov
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
$2,795.00 Convert your LOGS TO
Norwood portable band sawmill.
Log skidders also available.
-Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext 300N.

A450 Good Things
450 to Eat

Pies For An, c ii , '"' '
Variety (.t Flaj.oi) ' ''
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.
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

463 Building
4 Materials

Buy Direct From Manufacturer. 20
colors in stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335.


630 Mobile Homes
6ov for Rent, ___
4BR/2BA MH located in small MH
park. CI /A, carpet. Near 1-75 and
Hwy 47. $650 mo, $500 security
deposit. Call 386-755-8948
Clean 3/2 DWMH, 10 miles South
on Branford Hwy. I ac. Land, F/P.
Very Private. W/D hookup..
$750mo + sec. 935-3737 Possible
sell with owner financing. No pets!
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, I acre lot. 41 North close
to Hwy 10 $700/Ref.Dep. $350 Non
Ref. Dep, $700/mth 386-758-8429

640 Mobile Homes
S 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.
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Mobile Homes and Modulars
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in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
FOR SALE Moblie Home's
on land in Columbia & Union
County. Owner Fainancing available
with 10% down. Call 386-623-2494
FSBO: BLANE Estates Beautiful
4BR/2BA, 2,300 sq ft MH.
1 acre lot. $108,000.
Contact number 850-251-1731
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
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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
!! Owner Finance !!
1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glen
Call 386-867-0048
3/2 DW. A/C on 1.5 acre lot
in Worthington Springs
Call 386-466-1104I
4 BEDROOM 2 bath
home on land. Must sell.
In Beautiful Deer Creek -
Only & $774 per/mth
Call Doug 386-288-2617
Brand New 2280 Sqft 4/2
w/ concrete foundation, driveway &
walk, deck & more. $13'4,900.
Close in. Gary Hamilton
Call 386-758-6755
Clean 1560 sf 3/2 1993 DW, private
wooded acre, all lino, deck, new
metal roof. $63,900. Cash Only
Call 386-961-9181
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 corner 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

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423

710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to everything, Call Windsong
today 386-758-8455
Apartment with garage. 5 min. from
Timco & downtown.
386-755-4590 or 386-365-5150
2BR/IBA 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
730 Home For Rent
2 BR, 2.5 BA 2600 SqFt
2 miles So Hwy 47
$900/mo 386-755-4050
or 386-752-2828
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-f698
4BR/2BA on 2 acres
w/garage & utility room.
$1000/mth, Dep & Ref. required.
397-3500 or 755-2235 or 752-9144
4BR/2BA, Washer, Dryer, Refrig,
& stove in large kitchen. Large L/R
w/FP. Double Carport. On 2 Acres.
CR 131 & 242 Area. $950 mth
w/$600 S/D. Call 386-867-1483
Duplex For Lease: 2BR/1BA
w/garage, remodeled. CH/A, W/D
Hook Up & Dishwasher.
$590 mo, $600 dep. SE Hanover PI.
Call (352)377-7652
HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down, 30 years at 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388
NEW 3BR/2BA home on 5 ac.
w/ 20x30 shop. 1 mi. from
Sandy Point. $ plus last &
security. 386-365-3865

750 Business &
SOffice Rentals
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting areas & 8 exam roofns.
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
1 ACRE Lot in Beautiful Kimberly
Oaks Subdivision. Heavily treed.
Cul-de-sac. $69.500. Owner
finance. Call 386-418-0108
3.64 Acres $50,000
50% Down with terms
1/2 mile north of Lake City
Call 386-965-5563

FSBO: 5 acres with well & septic.
11 miles South of Lake City.
$5,000 down, $717.00 a month.
Call 386-752-4597
Live Oak: 17+ Beautiful Acreage,
private country living. Fenced, elec.,
phone, well, cncret slab, 289' front-
age. 386-755-5183 or 757-410-2138

810 Home for Sale
$12,000! 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.
3BR/2BA, 1,380 sq ft. (Heated)
Will not last at this price, $149,900
Call 386-754-5678

820 Farms &
REDUCED HorseFarm:'
OR MORE Beautiful rolling 46
acres with scattered trees. Lots of
Road Frontage with Board Fence.
Large barn, Corral, Additional
Facilities, Paddocks, Pastures,
Hay Fields plus Two Mobile

Call Jane S. Usher
Lic. Real Estate Broker
386-755-3500 or 386-365-1352

5. Acres in Ft. White. Hwy 18 Rd
Frontage, wooded w/well & septic.
Partially fenced. Great private
homesite. Call 910-425-8745
Columbia City Area
5 ac.wooded homesite
$89,900 owner finance
Wooded or open.
Cash buyer- quick closing.
Please call 386-755-7541
lots starting at $89K.
Owner Financing. 386-754-7529
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker.

830 Commercial
830 Property
Hwy 90 & Cole Terr.
5000 Sqft Restaurant on 1.7 acres.
$1.7 M, Serious inquiries only

840 ut of Town
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Large wooded water access, marsh
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90n Auto Parts
92 & Supplies
1986 GMC Sonoma runs good
$1,200: Car trailer, $450: Auto O/D
for 2.8, $75: 5 Speed Trans. $65.
Call 386-754-2946
CLASS 3 Trailer Hitch,
Was on a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
New $198-00, selling for $125.00.-
Call 386-755-0753

940 Trucks
1994 CHEVY S-10,
Black,with Bed liner. Runs good.
$1,550 OBO. 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
*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 Chevy Lumina.
All the bells & whistles. Power
everything. 56K miles.
One owner. Excellent Condition
Great Buy @ $4,400. OBO
Call 386-961-9508 After 6:00

950 Cars for Sale
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

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2005 NISSAN Sentra
4 Door, Silver
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2000 Lincoln Continental
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2001 HONDA TRX 250 4 Wheeler
Standard Shift, Red,
Mint Condition. $3,000 FIRM.
Call 386-497-4837

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01 JEEP Cherokee
priced too low to advertise.
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952 Vans & Sport
952 Util. Vehicles
34,000 miles
Call 386-755-3444
04 JEEP Liberty 4x4 Diesel
Super Fuel Mileage
Call Bill
04 JEEP Rubicon
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Low Miles
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$21,995. Call Tommy,

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Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Catholic Charities gives annual Dove, Grace awards. FGC hosts countywide Speed Stacking Competition. SUNDAYEDITION 6A 7A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 TODAY IN SPORTS Tigers take on Palatka in double-header. Vol. 139, No. 224 1A TODAY’S WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4ABusiness . . . . . . . . 1CObituaries . . . . . 5AAdvice . . . . . . . 5DPuzzles . . . . . . . 5B 65 36 Rain showers, 2A TODAY IN BUSINESS Guitars at top of holiday shopping list. Parade now set to rollMondayFrom staff reportsInclement weather postponed the Lake City Christmas Parade Saturday night, but the holiday crowd-pleaser has been rescheduled for Monday. The parade route will remain the same. The Lake City Christmas parade will take place at 6 p.m. Monday and the parade lineup will begin at 5 p.m. near the corner of North West Washington Street and North West Hilton Avenue. The parade will start on Marion Avenue near Washington Street with Meally Jenkins, founder of the Christmas Dream Machine as its grand marshal and head south, ending at the DOT office near Clements Street and disperse at the Farmers Furniture Parking lot. The Lake City Christmas Parade is coordinated by the Rotary Club of Lake City. Rotary Club presi-dent Robert Turbeville said Friday that the high chance of rain Saturday night was the reason the parade was postponed. “We had a lot of churches and groups calling us con-cerned about the rain fore-cast for Saturday night, so we talked to several meteo-rologists and got their take on it and we felt it was bet-ter to move it to Monday night,” Turbeville said. By AMANDA L uke clutched 3-year-old Maggie in his arms as the two pre-pared to sled down the snow-covered slide. One, two, three — and they propelled down the icy slope in their blue sled, looks of excitement beaming from their faces as the sled hopped a small hill and came to a rest. Over and over again, the same scene played out at the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce event, Snow Day, on Saturday. Children waited in line, anxiously anticipating their turn to go down the slide or see Santa. The smell of funnel cakes and other fair-esque food drifted from the street lined with food vendors. “It just doesn’t snow here,” said 5-year-old Luke, who loved crafting snowballs to chuck at friends and family. Within sec-onds after uncurling from the sled, he already wanted to head to one of the four snowhills. “I get to build a snowman.” It wasn’t the first time Luke had played in the make-shift snow piled high in the down-town Olustee Park. After coming last year, he looked forward to this year’s Snow Day. “It’s a good event,” said his Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLaciemae Hopper, 7, hits a mound of shaved ice during th e Snow Day event held in Olustee Park in downtown Lake City on Saturday. ‘The hump (in the snow) surprised me,’ she said. SEE MORE PHOTOS, 9A. SNOW DAY 2013 RAIN CAN’T DAMPEN... Weather threatened, but failed to spoil annual even t. County ranks high on STD listBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County ranks 18th out of 67 Florida coun-ties in terms of school-aged children with sexually-trans-mitted diseases, a problem the Florida Department of Education may be able to help. A DOE representative approached Columbia County School District’s health education coordi-nator Gloria Spivey and the Columbia County Department of Health on Monday to conduct a coun-ty health assessment sur-vey. The department will analyze the data to select 15 counties in the state most in need of help. Though Columbia County may not be selected, the local health department plans to contin-ue county-wide education on STDs. Currently, approximately 3 out of 100 students contract either gonorrhea or chlamydia between the ages of 15 to 19 in the county. At a rate of 2,971.8 per 100,000, Columbia ranks higher than the state rate of 2,377.3. According to Florida Department of Health data, approximately 130 students tested posi-tive last year for STDs, not including HIV. Columbia County reported less than 10 cases of HIV among school-aged children. “We have to do a better job of educating our youth,” Mark Lander, Columbia County Health Department administrator, said. “I’m not surprised [by the numbers,] but I am disappointed. I would like for us to do more outreach in schools. I would like for our students to take this seriously. They are suscep-tible. Sexually-transmitted diseases aren’t random. The actions of our youth are what drive our STD rates.” Columbia County fell behind Gadsden County, Students here are18th of Florida’s67 counties. Trick pool shots on tap By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comTom “Dr. Cue” Rossman and his wife, Marty, were regulars in the profes-sional billiards circuit for decades until one day in 1991 when they coined the term “artistic pool”—a new sport marrying phys-ics, dexterity, creativity and visual entertainment. That sport came to Lake City Friday during the first round of the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup VII, a multi-stage tournament at the Pockets pool hall featuring 14 skilled billiards players Law enforcement academy expandsBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comFlorida Gateway College revealed concep-tual designs Friday morn-ing for a 25-acre campus expansion that would create additional train-ing facilities for their law enforcement and public safety programs. The computer-generated renderings were revealed to the press dur-ing a roundtable meeting with representatives from Florida Gateway College, Columbia County Fire Rescue, Lake City Fire Department and the Columbia and Baker County Sheriffs’ Offices. The proposed facilities would be placed on the southeast side of cam-pus near the intramural softball field and include a 700 by 400 foot emer-gency vehicle operations training course, a four story fire training facil-ity and enhanced firearm practice environments. “This is an overall concept of what we’d like to see if our wishlist was ful-filled today,” Sheriff Mark Hunter said. “But we real-ize we can’t do this all in FLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTom ‘Too Kool’ Kinzel sets up a shot during the Dr. Cue Classic Artistic Cup VII held at the Pockets po ol hall on Friday. Competitors were expected to follow the eight disciplines, including the Trick and Fancy, Sp ecial Arts, Draw, Follow, Bank/Kick, Stroke, Jump and Mas se shots.Yoho talks gun rights hereBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comCongressman Ted Yoho declared, to a cho-rus of cheers at the Family Firearms Safety event Saturday, the Second Amendment a constitutional birthright that should not be infringed upon. Organized by Yoho’s staff, the event educated the congressman’s constituents about gun safety, proper maintenance, concealed weapon permits and more. Approximately 40 people filled the audience at the Jackie Taylor building in Lake City. Most of them were curious about issues such as the Stand Your Ground law, selecting the right gun safe and how to handle a con-cealed weapon if stopped by law enforcement. “The gun doesn’t kill people,” Yoho said. “It’s the peo-ple behind it. It’s an instru-ment. It’s something there, an animate object that has no emotion unless someone’s behind it. And thank God, we live in a country that has a Second Amendment that allows us to have ownership of weapons responsibly.” The Second Amendment was written at a time when America was fledgling nation breaking away from a tyran-nical government. Since that time, many military troops have fought to protect the idea of a free militia established during the Revolutionary War, Yoho added. It remains the responsibility of all Americans to make sure the Second Amendment is not impacted, Yoho said. TROY ROBERTS /Florida Gateway CollegeLCFD Assistant Fire Chief Tim Westberry, FGC Vice President of Occupational Programs Tracy Hickman, L CFD Fire Chief Frank Armijo, FGC President Charles Hall FGC Law Enforcement Academy Director John Jewett and FG C Law Enforcement Training Program Coordinator Jay Sw isher pose in front of a surplus 1993 Pierce Internationa l firetruck donated by the Lake City council and LCFD Friday mo rning. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, speaks about the Second Amendment during the Family Firearm Safety Event held in Lake City on Saturday. STD continued on 8A POOL continued on 8A FGC continued on 8A SNOW DAY continued on 9A YOHO continued on 8A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 12-32-38-42 x17 Friday: 6-30-32-34-35 Saturday: Afternoon: 9-4-5 Saturday: Afternoon: 0-6-8-4 Wednesday: 2-33-38-51-52-53 x5 Deputies: Teen kicks 72-year-old man, laughs FORT MYERS A southwest Florida community is ral lying around a 72year-old man this holiday season after authorities say a teenager kicked him while her friend video taped it. Lee County Sheriffs offi cials said a 15-year-old high school basketball player and several teammates were walking through a neighborhood when they spotted Robert Lerberg gardening last month. Authorities say the teen kicked Lerberg from behind and laughed, while another videoed it. The assault outraged county residents. Authorities say the teen also alleg edly knocked on another seniors door that day and slapped the victim in the face. She faces two felony battery charges. The Associated Press is not naming the suspect because she is a minor. The News-Press reports several companies are donating gardening mate rials and labor; and one person bought Lerberg a Christmas tree. Man charged with stabbing teen WESLEY CHAPEL A southwest Florida teen is being charged with mur der after authorities say he fatally stabbed a high school student. Pasco County Sheriffs authorities say Cleave Gittens and Tuvarrion Sirmons got into a fight at a clubhouse in their neighborhood Friday. Authorities said 18-year-old Gittens stabbed 16-year-old Sirmons. Its unclear what prompted the stabbing. No other details were released. A crisis team with grief counselors will be at Zephyrhills High School where Sirmons attended on Monday. Former chairman pleads guilty SARASOTA The former Sarasota County Republican Party chair man has pleaded guilty to making false campaign donations. The Sarasota HeraldTribune reports Robert Waechter confessed Thursday to using under handed tactics but will avoid prison. Prosecutors said Waechter made false campaign donation in the name of a political rival in an attempt to undermine her career. The judge sentenced him to three months under house arrest, two years of probation, 100 hours of community service and $5,000 in fines. Bank robber claims bomb DANIA BEACH Authorities in South Florida say a man claiming to have a bomb attempted to rob a bank and was later shot and wounded by sheriffs deputies. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Friday the man had a device around his neck, but authori ties were not certain it was an active explosive device. Israel said depu ties opened fire when the man refused to comply with their orders outside the Chase bank branch in Dania Beach. NEWTOWN B ells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services Saturday and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence. With snow falling and homes decorated with Christmas lights, Newtown looked every bit the clas sic New England town, with a cof fee shop and general store doing steady business. But reminders of the private grief were everywhere. God bless the families, read a sign posted at one house in the green and white colors of the Sandy Hook school, and a church posted that it was open for prayer. Ryan Knaggs, a chef who lives in Newtown, said that as the bells tolled he thought of two young vic tims who played soccer with his 7year-old daughter. The echo of the bells, knowing some of the children personally, you feel the exactitude with each bell ... the exactitude of the loss and the grief, Knaggs said. The bells rang 26 times at St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown begin ning at 9:30 a.m. the moment the gunman shot his way into the school on Dec. 14, 2012 and names of the victims were read over a loud speaker. Connecticuts governor had asked for bells to ring across Connecticut and directed that flags be lowered to half-staff. In Washington, the president and first lady Michelle Obama lit 26 votive candles set up on a table in the White House Map Room one each for the 20 children and six edu cators. In his weekly radio address released hours earlier, Obama said the nation hasnt done enough to make its communities safer by keep ing dangerous people from getting guns and healing troubled minds. Gun restrictions backed by the president in response to the shooting faced stiff opposition and ultimately stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate. We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds. We have to do everything we can to protect our children from harm and make them feel loved, and valued, and cared for, Obama said. Anniversary observances were held around the country, includ ing in Tucson, Ariz., where former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband were planting a yel low rose bush in a memorial garden created after the 2011 shooting that nearly killed her. Giffords husband, Mark Kelly, said it is important to pause and support families of the Newtown victims. Newtown asked for quiet and pri vacy on the anniversary. Police seek motive in Colorado shooting CENTENNIAL Investigators on Saturday were working to find out what motivated a teenage gunman to enter his suburban Denver high school armed with a shotgun looking for a specific teacher a day earlier. Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School on Friday alerted the targeted educator, who quickly left the building. The 18year-old shooter identified by authorities as Karl Pierson criti cally wounded a 15-year-old student, but the strategic response by police on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary appears to have averted more bloodshed. About a half hour after wounding the girl, Pierson was found dead in the school, apparently of a self-inflict ed gunshot wound. I believe the shooter took his life because he knew he had been found, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. Bells toll for school shooting victims Wednesday: 1-10-13-18-9 x27 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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Psalm 18:30-32 Happiness is not achieved by the con scious pursuit of happiness; it is gener ally the by-product of other activities. Aldous Huxley FILE Ichetucknee scene University of Florida students Ronnie Cox (left), 25, and Jonathon Cunningham, 29, play around a rock formation while visiting Ichetucknee Springs recently. TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Altrusa Backpack Project: Kids helping kids An estimated 70-80 children who attend Kountry Kids Daycare recently brought food for the Altrusa Backpack Project. The food was scheduled to be collected by Altrusa officials on Friday afternoon and will be given to local needy children. The food drive ran approximately three weeks. We wanted the children to help other by giving, said Carla Cowen, Kountry Kids Daycare co-owner. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 3A 3A SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Flip Flops 25% off (in stock) Mens Womens Childrens ALL By STEVEN RICHMOND The Lake City Police Department arrested two men after finding a grind er and blunts filled with marijuana in their vehicle Tuesday night, LCPD reports. Officers pulled over Kevin Allen Witt, 20, of 1060 Grandview St., and Steve Aaron Miller, 20, of 128 NW Lawtey Way, after catching Witt driv ing his black Nissan Altima traveling 66 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone along US41 near NW Bascom Norris Drive, according to the arrest report. When deputies made contact with the men, they discovered a marijuanafilled grinder resembling the loaded revolving cham ber of a handheld gun, the report said. An inspection of the vehi cle and the individuals also revealed a marijuana-filled blunt as well as several wrapped marijuana seeds, according to officers. The two men said they were on their way to Millers house to smoke the mari juana and that theyd just removed the seeds follow ing the grinding process, the report said. Both men were arrested and booked into Columbia County Detention Facility without incident and later released on $2,000 bond. They both face charges of marijuana possession under 20 grams and narcot ic equipment possession. Two men arrested for marijuana possession Man pleads guilty to child porn charges From staff reports JACKSONVILLEA Lake City man pleaded guilty in federal court here Friday to receiving images and videos depict ing the sexual abuse of minor children over the Internet, according to a news release from the United States Attorneys office. John George Sessine, 58, faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a potential life term of supervi sion, and will be required to register as a sex offender. The court also forfeit ed his computer media, which was traceable to the offense. Sessine has been in custody since his June 5 arrest. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to court doc uments, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant June 5 at a Sessines Lake City resi dence. The FBI had previ ously learned that at least one computer using an Internet protocol address traced to that residence was sharing videos of child pornography over the Internet, the release said. During an interview at the residence with law enforcement officers Sessine reportedly said, among other things, that he used a particular file sharing program to down load images and videos, that his preference was for young females, and that the youngest child on his computer was 10 or 12 years old. A forensic analysis of Sessines computer media revealed that Sessine had collected 107 images and 104 videos of minor children being sexually abused, the release said. This case was investigat ed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia County Sheriffs Office and the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. From staff reports Work begins Tuesday on building new sidewalks along Southwest Grandview Street and Southwest McFarlane Avenue in Lake City to improve safety for students walking to and from Summers Elementary and Lake City Middle School. Two 5-foot wide concrete sidewalks are being built by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). A sidewalk will be built on the north side of Southwest Grandview Street from Southwest Winter Way to Southwest Sunbeam Way. Also, a sidewalk will be built on the east side of Southwest McFarlane Avenue from Southwest Grandview Street to the south end of Southwest Amberwood Loop. Drainage improvements on Southwest McFarlane Avenue are also included in this project. Wheelchairaccessible ramps are being added at side street intersec tions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Daytime lane closures are scheduled to occur week days after 8:30 a.m. but will not be allowed from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. due to the increased traffic at the schools. FDOT hired Core Construction Company of Jacksonville to build the sidewalks at a cost of $483,500. Funding is provided through the Safe Routes to School program, a federal, state and local partnership to improve the health and safety of children as they walk and bicycle to school. The project should be completed in the spring of 2014 depending on weather delays and other unfore seen circumstances. For additional information regarding this project call FDOTs Public Information Office at 386-758-3714. FDOT: Sidewalk construction begins Tuesday COURTESY FDOT Witt Miller Sessine First Federal Bank donates $1,000 to Columbia schools From staff reports First Federal Bank of Florida proudly announces a $1,000 contribution to the Columbia Public Schools Foundation Inc. The donation will be used to help cover the expenses associated with the 2014-2015 Columbia County Teacher of the Year program and reception. We are hope ful that our contribution will inspire other businesses and individuals to also contribute to these important worth while projects, said Keith Leibfried, President and CEO of First Federal. For over 50 years First Federal has been committed to building vibrant commu nities through the support of education, sports, the arts and improving the quality of life for all. First Federal prides itself on being com mitted to helping local com munities flourish. Founded in 1962, First Federal has 20 branches located in Amelia Island, Bonifay, Bradenton, Chipley, Dowling Park, Jasper, Lake City, Live Oak, Macclenny, Marianna, Graceville, Mayo, Sarasota and Yulee, Florida. From staff reports Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will pres ent a Christmas musical drama, Beyond the Noise today at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1272 SW McFarlane Ave. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Beyond the Noise tonight at Wesley Memorial Church From staff reports 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 variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework program 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. Boys Club registration open now PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the Reporter Four sent to hospital after single-vehicle crash FHP Trooper Corey Burk (left) investigates a single vehicle crash involving a Toyota Yaris on I-75 northbound at the 417 mile marker just after 8 a.m. Friday. Four people were sent to area hospitals. COURTESY Nicole Storer, VP Financial Center Manager; Dorothy S. Spradley, Columbia Public Schools Foundation Director; Renee Faulkner, VP Financial Center Manager. Regional Water Supply meeting Monday From staff reports The stakeholder advi sory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership will meet at 1 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Florida Gateway College, 149 S.E. College Place. The meeting will be held in the Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center, Building 200, Room 102. The agenda includes an update and discussion on the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs minimum flows and levels and recovery strategies. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for pub lic comment.


OPINION Sunday, December 15, 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: Water wars come full circle here The truth about TV news W alter Cronkite, the great CBS anchor-man from 1962 to 1981, was called “the most trusted man in America” – and polling sup-ported that claim. He’d conclude his CBS Evening News broadcasts with the phrase: “And that’s the way it is.” And it was, too or, more precisely, Uncle Walter defined for most Americans what was news what was important and why. How different is the world today? Polls now show the media’s cred-ibility sinking to historic lows, with only 23 percent of Americans expressing confidence in television news and newspapers. At the same time, there are more media outlets than ever print, broadcast, online, social media. New York Times columnist Bill Keller enthuses that “for the curious reader with a sense of direction, this is a time of unprecedented bounty.” His habit, he noted in a column last month, is to follow the news in the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Al Jazeera English and many other outlets. Most news consumers -however curious they may be -are unlikely to have Keller’s “sense of direc-tion,” his ability to separate fact from opinion from propaganda and blatant lies. Nor can most readers spend as much time as a profession-al newsman gathering information from a long and diverse menu. A former senior federal law enforcement official recently emailed me and others an article from a publication called Diversity Chronicle about an 18-year-old West German woman who was attacked while sunbathing and subsequently found guilty of “raping” eight Muslim men “in the first case of its kind in Europe.” The story was a hoax – but it was slick enough to fool this sophisticated individual and others on his list. ... Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al Qaeda’s leader, said in 2005: “More than half of this war is taking place on the battlefield of the media.” The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terror-ism according to the U.S. govern-ment. Its media voices include the Fars News Agency and the oddly named Press TV. Does anyone believe that they operate according to the ethics taught at Columbia’s School of Journalism? One more issue I want to put on the table is the state of Western foreign correspondence. In 1978, I was assigned to Northern Ireland to cover “the Troubles,” the sectar-ian civil conflict that broke out in the 1960s and ended, for the most part, in 1998. The following year, 1979, I was sent to Iran to cover the revolution being led by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In both countries, I interviewed some hard and violent men. But in those days, reporters were seen as neutrals. Everyone wanted to talk to us – to tell us their stories and argue, through us to the public, for the justice of their causes. At some point, over the years that followed there was a change: Those who kidnapped Daniel Pearl decided they could express themselves most eloquently not by letting him fill his notebook, but by beheading him, and posting the video on the Internet. Today, I fear, it has become impossible for a journalist to visit a country such as Iran and do hard-hitting reporting in relative safety. There are lines that cannot be crossed. But how many of the reporters who spend time in Iran -courageous though they are – will acknowledge that? How many of their editors will say it publicly? Is an honest discussion of this dilem-ma not overdue? A final word about Walter Cronkite: He didn’t always end his broadcasts with “And that’s the way it is.” On those evenings when he delivered an opinion piece or com-mentary he would drop the phrase. It was his way of maintaining the standards of objective journalism. I ask again: How different is the world today? I suspect we’re living in the Disinformation Age and most of us don’t even know it. I t wasn’t so long ago that Central Florida set its sights on taking our water and piping it downstate to satisfy the thirsty, ever-growing crowd below I-4. “Keep the Suwannee River cold, because we’re coming for it,” an official there infamously threatened as tensions rose in the 1990s. Calling North Florida “the Saudi Arabia of water,” folks downstate said it wasn’t fair for them not to have access to our rivers, lakes and streams, as 80 percent of the need was down south, and 80 percent of the water, up here. We stood firm and fought them off, as well as a disastrous plan to create a statewide “water czar” to redistribute our most precious natural resource as the power, money and politicians saw fit. Which is to say, to send it all south. But water wars never end.Some years later the threat shifted.We learned the Floridan aquifer has a natural eastern bias, and that what had been happening in the St. Johns River Water Management District was playing havoc here at home. When the St. Johns district granted JEA a 20-year permit to harvest up to 155 million gallons per day of our water, we formed Florida Leaders Organized for Water, then its successor, the North Florida Water Working Group, to keep a more watchful eye on our water. That’s a battle we’re still fighting.Now comes word that Central Florida is at it again.A group comprising all or part of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Polk counties has put together a 225-page study detailing how they might suck up more of the St. Johns River, which originates in Indian River County before flowing into the Atlantic in Jacksonville, and tap into the Ocklawaha as well, in order to keep from going dry as population figures in those locales reach even greater heights. A 2012 study supposedly concluded both rivers could handle withdrawals of the proposed magnitude and more. That may or may not be true. Frankly, we’re skeptic al. And more than a little concerned, knowing as we do now that what happens to the water supply in Northeast Florida affects us nearly as much as our neighbors in Jacksonville. On some level Florida’s water belongs to all Floridians. However, South Florida has shown no real interest in conservation over the years. They have worked at it from time to time, given it lip service, but they have precious little to show for their efforts. They keep wast-ing what they have, then come back every few years sniffing around for ours. Thankfully, you can let them know how you feel.Public comments on this proposal are being accepted until Jan. 10. Email yours to or submit them by U.S. mail to: Tom BartolSt. Johns River Water Management District4049 Reid StreetPalatka, FL 32177. We suggest you give this matter the attention it warrants. To the Editor:Well color me annoyed, upset, disturbed, disgusted, alarmed, bothered, appalled, hurt, but most-ly disappointed, but not surprised by the Reporter’s lack of respect and admiration, and the audacity of placing an article about the death of a great man we affectionately called “Mandela” on the 2nd page of the paper! Really!!?? “Where ‘day do ‘dat at?” Your carelessness and heartlessness of attitude to place a brief summary on this great man is a slap in my face and most of the people who loved and to pay rever-ence and grief for a man who was born in South Africa but in the end belonged to the world. Papers all over this state, country and the entire world, has placed this heartfelt loss on the front page of every newspaper. How could the Reporter be so non-caring and insensitive on how this looks or makes people feel? I am so glad that I have taught my children and now grandchildren to look beyond the silence of being wronged and continue to do the right thing. I am embarrassed by your insensitivity and the underlying perception that this is just 2nd page news! A national hero, man of courage and integrity, not only did he change his country; he changed the world! I love this town that I call home, born and raised here, with every opportunity to go else where, but my family called it home back in the mid 1800’s and my family calls it home today in 2013. I love my community with all its pretentious-ness of being better because of what your last name is and every-thing that goes along with that. I choose to become better and not bitter and continue to fight the good fight of faith. We as a com-munity must be aware of percep-tions on inclusiveness. We still have civic organizations with no diversity, schools with no minority teachers, cheering squads, govern-mental agencies, and last but not least segregated churches! All of this is generational to the history of our great city! Our paper even goes as far as calling the President of the United States “Obama.” Wow, I shed a tear today, when I looked in the paper and then I smiled when a verse from a book I read daily said to me: “great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!” Let’s reflect not so much on Nelson Mandela’s death, but that his life is worthy to be celebrated throughout the world and the least the Reporter could have done was follow suit and given this news front page cov-erage. Let’s share the history and human spirit of this great man in our paper, let’s show the love and compassion he shared for human-kind as we celebrate him today. I continue to smile as I read one of Mandela’s famous quotes: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must LEARN to Hate, and if they learn to hate they can be taught to LOVE, for Love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.” Ok, I will dis-color myself now, I love you guys. Mr. Nelson R. Mandela has left a great legacy on the power of forgiveness. He has taken the step we must all take one day; from time into eternity. Forever in Hearts! Audr Jeffers-WashingtonLake City LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mandela deserved better than Page 2 Cliff May Q Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focus-ing on terrorism.4AOPINION


LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 5A5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at 16UDC meetingUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, will have their monthly meeting on Dec. 16 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval St. Andy’s Boys Barbershop Quartet will be the enter-tainment for the meeting. The group is made up of representatives from four local churches. The buf-fet will be served after the meeting. Cost is $9 for meal, cost for drink is extra. Reservations not required. For more, contact Linda Williams at 386-454-2580.Renewal ServiceHosted by the Hospice of the Nature Coast, a renew-al service will be offered to the public on Monday, Dec. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The memorial service is an interactive, non-denomina-tional service of remem-brance and hope. There will be encouraging words, musical interludes, a time of sharing, refreshments and community fellow-ship following the service. The Renewal is provided as a community service and is offered to all at no charge. For information or to register (by December 12th) contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411.Dec. 17NARFE dinnerThe National Active and Retired Federal Employees Christmas dinner will be on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon at Quail Heights Country Club. For more informa-tion contact Jim Purvis at 752-8570 or 292-9361.Dec. 18Book & Gift EventThe 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. 21Christmas ExtravaganzaB&S Combs Elks Lodge will be hosting its Christmas Extravaganza for the kids on Dec. 21, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. at B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Please contact Carlos Brown at 386-288-6235 for more information. Christmas partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. We’ll provide fin-ger foods, you bring your friends and we’ll all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Healthy Soul Food The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program invites the community to a Healthy Soul Food Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 21 at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 248 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The workshop is sponsored by Brook Mobley of DaVita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida. The consultants are Mrs. Elizabeth Jones and Mr. Walter Jones Jr. of Philadephia, Pennsylvania. For additional information call 386-752-4074.Dec. 24Communion ServiceHaven Hospice, 6037 W US 90, will host a Holy Communion service on Christmas Eve at the Community Room at Haven Hospice at 6 p.m. The thirty minute service, “A Family Tradition,” will include Christmas carols, the read-ing of the Christmas story and serving communion. Everyone is invited. Call Chaplain Donna Carlile at 386-752-9191 for more.Dec. 25Christmas dinnerMerry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas dinner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The dinner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll provide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Jan. 5Zumba classSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor fot the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this popular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at for more.Jan. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands 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)292-8000, ext. 21216.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s 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 Valley long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of Nature CoastHospice of the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are inter-ested in volunteering in the, Columbia, Suwannee Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are need-ed to provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice vol-unteers can provide servic-es such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing infor-mation booths at seasonal festivals. Specialized train-ing will be provided. To volunteer contact Volunteer Manager Drake Varvorines at 386-755-7714 or email: Freeman Lavern DowlingMr. Freeman Lavern Dowling, age 83, of Olustee, Florida passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at North Florida Re-gional Medical Center. Free-man was born in Baker Coun-ty, Florida on January 25, 1930 to the late Gordon Drew Dowling and Ethel Virginia Mikell Dowling. Freeman gradu-ated from Sanderson High School in 1948. He served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and retired in 1987 from Southern Bell after 35 dedicated years as a Staff Manager. Freeman was a member of Christian Fellowship Temple and a lifetime member of the AT&T Pioneers Association. He was the former President of the Still Hunters Association and the former President of the FFA Alumni. He volunteered at the Baker County Fire Department for 20 years, Red Cross, and the Community Action Center. He HQMR\HGKXQWLQJVKLQJEHLQJoutdoors, and spending time with his family. Freeman was most LQXHQWLDOWRKLVJUDQGFKLOGUHQHe raised and nurtured them along with teaching them the secrets and fundamentals of life; to be respectful, hard working, focused, honest, self motivated, family oriented, and kind. He was preceded in death by his par-ents and sister, Mary Lee Hagen. Freeman is survived by his lov-ing wife of 56 years, Sarah Dowl-ing of Olustee, FL; his daughter, Brenda Dowling (Dave) Adams of Olustee, FL; his grandchildren, Austin, Timmy, Sarah, Bren-dan Gibson all of Olustee, FL. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Christian Fellow-ship Temple with Pastor David Thomas & Evangelist James &URIWRIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWwill follow in Swift Creek Cem-etery. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5:00 -7:00 pm at the church. The arrangements are under the care and direc-tion of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit ferreirafuneralservices.comFranklin R. HarringtonShreveport, LA – Mr. Franklin R. Harrington, 80, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Visita-tion was held on Thursday, December 12, at Osborn Fu-neral Home. Funeral ser-vices were held on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Osborn Funeral Home. 2IFLDWLQJZDV'U0LNH$Q GHUVRQ,QWHUPHQWIROORZHGat Centuries Memorial Park.Mr. Harrington was a native of Lake City, FL and a resident of Shreveport, LA for 60 years. Mr. Harrington was preceded in death by his parents, Ruthie and Wilmer Harrington; his broth-ers, Edgar Harrington, Rudolph Harrington and Kenneth Har-rington. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elouise Hinkie Harrington; one daughter, Sherry Harrington May; two sons, Gary Harrington and wife, Sue and Jeff Harrington; three grandchil-dren, Lee Harrington, Matt Har-rington and Raegan May; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Harrington; one sister, Shirley Harrington and husband, Wayne; and brother, J. Byron Harrington.The family would like to ex-press their sincere appreciation to the staff of Montclare Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Center for their exception-al care and devotion to Frank.,QOLHXRIRZHUVWKHIDP ily requests that memori-als be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Alzheimer’s Association.Gerald W. KoonMr. Gerald W. Koon, 77, of Lake City, Florida. He passed away De-cember 11, 2013 at Shands UF in Gainesville after an extended ill-ness. He was a life long resident of Columbia County, FL. Retired from AT&T, a member of Hope-ful Baptist Church. He enjoyed VKLQJDQGKXQWLQJPRVWRIDOOhe like to cook for other people.He is survived by 3 children, Monte (Pennie) Koon, Kirk Koon, Angila (Sam) Markam. He was blessed with 7 grandchil-dren and 2 great-grandchildren.Memorial services will be held at Hopeful Baptist Church Mon-day, December 16, 2013 at 6 pm.Martha Sue MoodyMrs. Martha Sue Moody, 80, of Lake City, passed away on Mon-day, December 11, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, FL., after an extended illness.Born July 6, 1933 in Jessup, Ga., to the late Ed and Retha Dart. She loved to ski, play golf, go camp-LQJDQGVKLQJ6KHZDVDPHP ber of Parkview Baptist Church and was a Sunday School Teach-er there for the past 60 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grand-mother, and great grandmother.Survivors include her loving hus-band of 60 years, J.M. Moody, of Lake City, Fl., three sons; Mike, Bud, and Joe Moody, all of Lake City, Fl., one daughter; Martha Ann Moody, of Lake City, Fl., six grandchildren; James Mi-chael Moody, Catherine Moody, Roger Dale, Stacy Helmick, Daniel Helmick, David Hel-mick, all of Lake City, Fl., eight great grandchildren also survive.A Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00 am, Mon-day, December 16, 2013 at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Cun-QLQJKDPRIFLDWLQJ$UUDQJH ments are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporter’s classified depart-ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterBreakfast with SantaChildren’s Medical Services held Breakfast with Santa S aturday at the Holiday Inn and Suites to raise funds for ch ildren with special needs during the holiday season. Children and families from across Lake City participated in the event. CMS donates toys and food baskets to families who might otherwise not b e able to celebrate Christmas. “For most of these families, th eir lives consist of doctor’s appointments and medical bills This brings the Christmas Spirit,” said CMS employee Vi ckie Griffin. (From left: Covenant Community School student Aaron Lassiter Santa, Chloe Sheppard, Covenant student Gaby Perez, Charm Camiel and Cache Sheppard.) Helpful tips for preventing holiday-season crimeBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comStatistics show that crime rates generally increase in most urban areas during the Christmas holiday period. “Anywhere you’ve got shopping centers, with the holidays you have an increase of people out on the roads, increase of people out shopping, therefore you have an increase in the opportunity for thieves and people who want to take advantage of those increased numbers,” said Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist. “We typically see a little bit of an upswing in our vehicle burglaries, petit thefts and sometimes we get some robbery increases.” The Lake City Police Department is taking a proactive role to prevent local residents from becoming vic-tims and provided several tips to prevent crimes during this year’s holiday season. The Lake City Police Department is promoting its “Lock It, or Lose It” campaign, where residents are encouraged to lock their homes and vehicles to protect their possessions. “If we can get people to lock their doors, and that applies in several set-tings, when you leave to go shopping make sure all your windows and doors are shut and locked and make sure your garage door is locked,” Lee said. “When you come home from shopping, close your garage door if you are not going to be in the garage.” The campaign also has tips for shoppers who are out in the public making purchases. The first priority is to lock doors and close vehicle windows. Lee said even a window that is slightly open about half an inch provides an oppor-tunity for someone to get into your car. “Criminals are about getting in and out as quickly as possible so when they see a window down that’s something they can snap open in about five seconds,” he said. Shoppers are also advised not to leave presents in plain sight in their vehicles. “We tell people if they go shopping to put their stuff in their trunk,” Lee said. “If you have to leave it in the front seat of your car, hide it some-how with a blanket or towel to put over it or put it underneath the seat or in the glove box — some where so it’s out of view.” For personal safety, shoppers should park under lights after dark, park as close to the front of the store as possible and, when leaving the store after shopping, try to avoid overloading your arms. “Try to keep at least one of your hands free and have your keys in your hands when you leave the store,” Lee said. “If we remove some of the targets we remove some of the opportunities for crime.” COURTESY MORGUEFILEA full holiday-season parking lot provides thieves with ample opportunity to break into cars that aren’t properly locked or that have merchandise in plain sight.


6A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comSeconds ticked by as fifth-grader Caleb White stacked 12 cups into two separate pyramids Friday at Florida Gateway College, then he slammed his hand down on the timer. It stopped at 3.22, a new record for the county-wide Speed Stacking Competition. Surprised, he leaped into the air. Cheers erupt-ed from his Pinemount Elementary teammates as they rushed to his side, congratulating him. Caleb beat the previous record of 3.44 in the individual 6-6 stacking event, held for the last four years by former Pinemount student Kailey Kiss. “I’m happy,” Caleb said. “I’m excited that I did it because I’ve been practic-ing for a long time. I really like stacking, and I want to keep doing it for as long as possible. Every time I do an individual, I get better and better and better.” Pinemount Elementary competed against seven other elementary schools in the county, and took home their fifth county championship. Students battle their way through five different relays, including the 3-3-3, 6-6 and 1-10-1 relays. Each relay requires the children to stack specialized cups into a pyramid of the required number, such as three pyramids of three cups or two pyramids of six cups. “This is one of the things that makes me happy,” Caleb said. “I want to thank my coach.” But it was his mother in the audience who he glanced at when he scored the winning combination. Kayla Wilson, Caleb’s mother, sported a purple Pinemount Stackers shirt and held her phone’s cam-era at the ready. “He has worked for the last four years on cup-stacking,” Wilson said. “This is his heart... He said this year he was going to get a trophy. I said, ‘You know what it takes to do it.’” When White tried out in second grade, he didn’t make the cut —but he has practiced year-round since then and has steadily improved. Even after Caleb graduates from Pinemount this year, he plans to return as a middle school student to help his younger friends. Around the FGC gymnasium, students from eight of Columbia County’s elementary schools dashed from cupstacking event to practice tables. Multi-colored cups flashed in the children’s hands — green cups, camouflage cups, blue cups, white cups and more. Columbia City Elementary School cup-stackers, their pink shirts labeled ‘we are stack-tular,” practiced excitedly during the event. “These kids know it, eat it, sleep it and can do it,” said Sabrina Sibbernsen, Columbia City coach. “The main thing I want to say is that these kids practice so hard, and anything can happen when they fumble. But the most important thing is having a good time and doing their best.” Westside coach Andy Bennett, whose team came in third place last year, said Pinemount stackers are tough to beat. “All I ask of the kids is that they do their best,” he said. “We’ve been prac-ticing since late October for a couple days a week after school. There’s a lot of dedication in these stu-dents here.... But I’m sure the parents will be happy the competition is over so they aren’t listening to cups all the time.” Former Pinemount student Kailey Kiss sup-ported her old team at the event, happy that the record could be carried on by a Pinemount cupstacker. Kiss, now an eighth grader, comes with her mom to help out at the competitions. “Cupstacking is like my favorite sport,” she said. “It’s really cool to see how these kids get so good over the years. I’ve been with them since they were second and third graders. It’s cool to see them grow.” According to Nicole Smith, administrative secretary at the Columbia County Recreation Department, this was the first year the cupstacking competition aired lived to schools across the county. “The times are out of this world,” she said. “Last year, all of the team records were shattered. This year we’ve had a lot of individual records that were broken, like the 6-6 by Caleb White.... 3.22, that may stand for a little while. That’s a really good time.” Florida Gateway College was approached four years ago about hosting the cupstacking competition, since it had outgrown the Richardson Community Center. The college broad-casted the competition to all the other schools with its channel on Comcast, according to executive director of media and public information Mike McKee. “Some of these kids really take this seriously, and they should because it’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon,” McKee said. “I think the parents are really enjoying it too.” Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSummers Elementary School fifth-grader Isabella Maranto, 1 1, works on her 6-6 pyramid at Friday’s Speed Stacking Competition at Florida Gateway College. Cupstacking was record-breaking eventFLORIDA GATEWAY COLLEGE Pinemount Elementary students brought home their fifth county speed stacking championship. The timer is shown as Pinemount Elementary School fifth-grader Aaliyah Ellis, 11, competes at the Columbia County Speed Stacking Competition on Friday. By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the Reporter FORT WHITE T ina Johnson has to have some of the most-watched hands in Columbia County. At the Fort White High School Chorus’ annual Christmas concert on December 5, eighty-five sets of eyes were glued to those hands as the combined high school and middle school choruses as well as accompanist Bobbi Moore followed Johnson’s direction through a series of holiday favorites. At the conclu-sion, the audience gave the performers a well-deserved standing ovation. Performances like these are important to Johnson’s students, but there are everyday lessons to be learned in their regular chorus classes: discipline, cooperation, self-expression, and the joy of mastering a skill that can remain a source of pleasure for a lifetime. “We are all touched by music in one way or anoth-er,” says Johnson, a University of Florida graduate who has been teaching music in the Columbia County school system for 28 years. “For me, it was part of fam-ily life. My sister and I both took private piano lessons and sang in the youth choir at church. We also sang duets at family gatherings, sometimes with other family members joining in. My parents always encouraged me to choose a career that included doing something I enjoyed – so here I am, teaching music.” Students begin preparing for performance almost from the minute they walk into class. “Students spend three to four hours a week practicing vocal technique and learning to read a musical score; they also learn how to interpret the texts that we sing,” Johnson explains. “I try to choose music that they will enjoy singing that will also provide teaching opportuni-ties. I begin selecting music for perfor-mance after a few weeks of assessing students’ maturity as musicians and vocal-ists; obviously, we have to keep the type of performance and our audience in mind as well.” Students also have opportunities for individual performance at the annual variety show each fall, which serves as an important fundraiser for the chorus as well as a showcase for individual talent. While the middle school chorus will be performing another holiday concert at the Lake City Mall at 12:10 p.m. on December 18, the high school chorus (which sang at the Life Enrichment Center on December 9) has an important performance of its own on December 17, though not before a live audience. During their chorus class, they will be putting together a DVD to audition for an opportunity to perform at Disney Magic Music Days (April 9-14, 2014), hoping to continue a streak of seven years at which they have performed at locations within the Disney complex. While they have clearly been enjoying their concerts this fall, the chorus won’t be resting on its laurels when the students return to school in January. “We’ll begin working on music for the annual ‘On Broadway’ revue as soon as we return,” Johnson says. “We will sing through many different pieces of music before we select the final ones to perform. Once those choices are made, the students will study and rehearse the music for six to eight weeks prior to the show.” In an academic culture increasingly bent towards encouraging students to seek education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the so-called “STEM” careers – some might view music education as a frill. But Johnson doesn’t see it that way. “Music is essential in our lives,” she says. “It opens a door for our thoughts and feelings and combines enjoyment and discipline. When a student learns to play an instru-ment or sing with proper technique, it teaches them that they can find success. And success in music is something that students can build on for life.” COURTESY PHOTOS Johnson has county’s most-watched hands Fort White High School’s choir director believes music is essential to life. Tina Johnson leads Fort White’s chorus.


7A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 7A By TONY BRITT A n accountant for a local charity told during an awards lun cheon Friday of a client who came back to her office, thanked her and gave her a hug for provid ing her family food for the holidays. Accountants for charita ble groups dont normally get much feedback from the public, but at Catholic Charities everyone pitch es in to make sure clients are treated with dignity and respect. Catholic Charities cel ebrated a years worth of serving Columbia and other counties at its 10th annual awards luncheon Friday, where several residents and agency sup porters and sponsors were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to support the organization and its goals, but more importantly, the agencys growing list of clients. This is our annual appreciation for vol unteers and our team members, said Suzanne Edwards, Chief Operating Officer of the Lake City Catholic Charities office. Its the time of the year when we all come together and reflect where weve been, where were going and all those that need to be served. Its a joyous time and we could not do it without the huge support of the community, those that volunteer and those that serve in the capacity of team members. The event served as a forum to recognize vol unteers and outstanding donors with the Dove Award. The Dove Award winners were: Steve Briscoe Columbia County Resources (Tough Enough to Wear Pink event); Dorothy Pattison who served as board chairman for 15 years; and Pastor Carroll Lee and his wife Carolyn Lee, of the Lake City Church of God, which was the first food bank agency in 2003. The Grace Award, presented to a team mem ber who has performed outstanding service, was given to Margot Abernathy, intake special ist at Catholic Charities. Im very humbled and surprised, Abernathy said as she received her award and flowers. How did you all keep this a sur prise from me? Im very honored and very proud and Im sure my kids will be proud, too. More than 30 Catholic Charities board members, volunteers, team members and spouses attended the luncheon, held at Guang Dong Restaurant in the Lake City Mall. 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Ninja Pro blender with single serve, orig. 189.99, Sale 139.99 A B C D r e d d o t c l ea r a n c e 7 0 % 40 % o ff the current ticketed price** when you take an e x tra save Dove, Grace awards given at Catholic Charities event TOP: Suazanne Edwards, Catholic Charities Bureau Lake City Regional Office COO, hugs former board of directors chair Dorothy Pattison, winner of the Dove Award. MIDDLE: Edwards hugs Margot Abernathy, a Catholic Charities intake specialist, after surprising her with the Grace Award. BOTTOM: Carolyn Lee stands next to her husband, Pastor Caroll Lee, of Lake City Church of God, as she gives a speech after being awarded the Dove Award on Friday. Its the time of the year when we all come together and reect where weve been, where were going and all those that need to be served. Suzanne Edwards, Chief Operating Ofcer of the Lake City Catholic Charities ofce


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Saluting veterans with Wreaths Across AmericaBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comA crowd of veterans saluted seven ceremonial wreaths dedicated to fallen and active-duty service-men during the Wreaths Across America event on Saturday at the Oaklawn Cemetery. Each wreath symbolized a different branch of the military — Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA. Organized locally by American Legion Post 57, the event remem-bered all troops who served, honored their sac-rifices and hopes to teach younger generations about the high cost of American freedoms, according to Caroline Bosland, lady legionnaire of Post 57. “We are one nation under one flag,” said keynote speaker Dave Mangrum. “The freedoms we enjoy everyday have not come without a price. Lying before us, and in cemeteries throughout the nation, there are men and women who gave their lives so we could live with-out fear.” Before the event, the American Legion Riders group carried the wreaths from the post to the cem-etery with a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office escort. The U.S. Army wreath was presented by Ron Walden, the Marine Corp wreath by George Ward, U.S. Navy wreath by Don McDiarmid, the U.S. Air Force wreath by Ken Morton, Coast Guard by Charles Lehman, Merchant Marine by Chester Blaisdall and POW/MIA by Patricia Murphy. Despite the rain, a crowd of nearly 100 people gathered for the cer-emony — a fact that guest speaker Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter com-mended. “I don’t care if it’s raining, monsoon, whatever, we owe it to our fallen brothers to show up,” Hunter said. “They didn’t have the opportunity to postpone service.... A lot of folks who haven’t served don’t understand the com-mitment it takes to enlist and do your duty. These men and women walked away from normal lives.” Lake City’s event joined more than 800 locations across the nation and more than 400,000 wreaths to honor veterans. The seven wreaths presented at Oaklawn Cemetery will be transported by the American Legion to Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. “Veterans Day is in the fall, Memorial Day is in the spring, but men and women sacrificed every single day of the year,” Bosland said. “At many homes this holiday season, there is an empty seat for someone who is currently serving or for someone who made the ultimate sacrifice. ... So don’t forget our mission is to remem-ber, honor and teach.” Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterChester Blaisdall (right), escorted by American Legion Post 57 Commander Jim Sutherland, fixes a United States Merchant Marine wreath for display during the Wreaths Across America event held at Oaklawn Cemetery on Saturday. Wreaths for the United States Army, Marine Corps., Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and POW/MIA soldiers were also proudly recognized and displayed. Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter delivers a speech to about 100 people during the Wreaths Across America event held at Oaklawn Cemetery Saturday. which ranked number one; Jefferson County, at number two; Hamilton County, at number three; Franklin County, at number four; and Union County at number five. The statistics also placed Bradford County, Dixie County, Duval County and Alachua County with higher rates of STDs in school-aged children than Columbia County. However, 49 counties earned better marks than Columbia County for that age group. Even though Columbia County has more cases than Miami-Dade County, which has the highest number of cases state-wide at 3,200, the small-er population means the cases are more concen-trated. Baker County and Suwannee County also had lower rates of STDs than Columbia County. “Our young people think they are invin-cible,” Lander said. “In many rural communi-ties, it’s tough. There are things you are allowed to talk about and certainly things you’re not.” While the rate is high locally, Lander said the case number isn’t. Even though the case number is smaller, the county should still work to edu-cate its youth. Children 12 and older can come into the local health department con-fidential STD testing, without the department notifying their parents. Though the test usually costs proportionate to an individual’s income, Lander said the health department would not turn away a patient if they could not pay. “Testing is one way we can control the dis-ease,” he said. “If some-one does have an STD, proper treatment can be obtained, and that’s one way to stop the sexually-transmitted disease.” Counselors are on hand at the health depart-ment to discuss sexually-transmitted diseases with adults and students. If an individual does not want to come into the health department, he or she can schedule an in-house appointment with the counselors. “It’s very confidential,” Lander said. “We want our clients to be comfort-able and to know that we do these things.” Regardless of whether or not the school district receives help from DOE, the health department looks forward to partner-ing with the local schools. Currently, the health department is analyzing what it has been doing, what has not been work-ing and what they can do better. Out of all age groups, Columbia County ranks 11 out of the 67 Florida counties. There was a total of 467 STD cases locally in 2012, with only 130 being in children between ages 15 and 19. STDContinued From 1A from around the nation. “We wanted to create something to bring back a positive image for billiards,” Rossman said. “You see trick-shot tournaments on ESPN and places like that, but we wanted to make something more structured.” The Rossmans organized artistic billiards into eight “disciplines,” similar to how gymnastics is broken up into multiple floor exer-cises. Those disciplines are: The Trick & Fancy, Follow, Draw, Bank/Kick, Jump, Masse, Stroke and “Prop” Novelty Special Arts. Players then had to set up and perform five dia-grammed shots in increas-ing orders of difficulty for each discipline. Each shot had three attempts, with the most points being awarded to the least attempts, for a total of 240 for the entire tournament. “We’ve never seen anyone get a perfect score,” Marty Rossman said. “That’d be like making 18 hole-in-ones.” Each of the artistic players boasted colorful nicknames as well, like Mike “Tennessee Tarzan” Massey and Jason “The Michigan Kid” Lynch. Lake City had its own hometown hero—Corey “Big Country” Anderson, a newcomer to the sport out of White Springs. However, he couldn’t be reached for comment—Rossman said players could not afford any distractions during a tournament that required unmitigated focus. “When these guys practice for a tournament, they’re usually doing about an hour a day for two to three months,” Rossman said. “Even though they’re having a good time, they still take it very seriously.” He said players even delve into functional applications of physics, learning the properties of things like friction coefficients, angular momentum and elastic collisions, to gain a competitive edge. “It’s critical for them to know how to adjust shots,” Rossman said. “If they don’t make a shot the first time, they need to know what went wrong and how to fix it.” The movement is gaining momentum, too. Artistic pool became an official sport discipline as recog-nized by the World Pool Billiards Association in 2002, according to documents on Rossman’s website. Artistic pool tournaments require three things of its players: a profession-al demeanor, professional appearance and a heart to share their skills with any-one willing to learn. The Rossmans also began using their artistic pool events to team up with Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, a Christian out-reach group that uses pool to teach religious lessons. Rossman said there were a variety of biblical-ly-inspired specialty shots, such as “The Moses,” where two balls will split while a third passes between them. “This is the word I was given from God,” Rossman said. “To be here and use pool to spread the Gospel.” And spread it has—130 countries around the globe officially recognize artistic pool through their respective billiards offici-ating bodies. “[Pool] is a universal language spoken around the world. You don’t need a translator,” Rossman said. “We want to spread this as far as we can.” Artistic pool and outreach activities will continue this evening, Monday and Tuesday at the Pockets pool hall. For more information, contact Tom or Marty Rossman at 765-760-7665 or visit one stroke, so we’re break-ing it up into phases.” Hunter and FGC’s Law Enforcement Academy Director John Jewett said they were focused on find-ing support and funding for the driving range and fire training facility first before pursuing further additions. “What we’ve done is come up with a design con-cept,” Jewett said. “These are just plans. No dirt has been turned yet. We’re in the beginning stages of finding community sup-port.” Should the expansion be completed, Columbia County would become self-sufficient when it comes to training and certifying its firefighting safety person-nel. “This has been something needed in our area for quite some time,” Hunter said. “We have nothing really here for our firefighting group. It makes sense for us to be able to do our basic level training plus our manda-tory reoccurring training that is required for state certification.” As of today, Columbia County firefighting and law enforcement staff must travel to Sante Fe College in Gainesville, Jacksonville, or Madison to complete their training and educational courses. “The demand for those types of facilities is very high,” Hunter said. “It disrupts our operations to reserve time for those.” The driving range would give law enforcement and other public safety agen-cies a safe and secure area to practice various driving techniques, such as the “PIT,” or precision immobilization technique, that deputies and officers use in dangerous roadway chases. Public safety and FGC staff touted the proposed expansion’s multi-use capa-bilities, suggesting that public workforce agen-cies could offer CDL and motorcycle certification programs on the driving course, or even rent the space out to neighboring law information agencies, as well. Hunter is eager to implement the Florida Sheriff’s Association Teen Driving Challenge, a special-ized driv-ing pro-gram pair-ing teens with law enforce-ment to teach them crash-avoidance techniques and other roadway safety skills. Parents of teens who com-plete the program would even see reduction on their auto insurance rates—a point Hunter said he hopes to use to leverage private sector support for the expansion project. “It’s a challenge having to find locations [for road training],” CCFR Chief David Boozer said, adding that local agencies have been using parking lots, such as those at the Southside Recreational Complex, and rural forest-ed areas for vehicle train-ing. “This would give us a more secured area so we don’t have to worry about an impact on the public. It’s under a controlled environment.” According to Boozer, there are two levels for fire-fighting certification: “Fire 1” and “Fire 2.” Volunteer firefighters only require level one, while full-time firefighters employed by a local agency require both. The city and LCFD donated a surplus 1993 Pierce International fire-truck following the meet-ing, giving FGC the last resource it needed to begin offering Fire 1 classes next March. An informational session will be held at the college Jan. 25 for inter-ested citizens. However, without the expansion, firefighters would still have to travel out-of-county to be fully state certi-fied. Neither Jewett or public safety staff had a hard estimate on the pro-jected cost or time-frame of the expan-sions, but said there was already $200,000 in seed money set aside at the college. “[The Foundation for Florida Gateway College] already purchased the property and donated it to the college,” Foundation Executive Director Mike Lee said. “We’re not start-ing from ground zero.” In the meantime, public safety and college staff are working to get the word out and drum up support from sponsors, neighbor-ing counties and the pub-lic. Boozer recalled seeing local fire departments pushing for these facilities when he was a rookie 30 years ago. “It’s been one of those challenges for some rea-son,” he said. “I think this is a more concerted effort. We’ve got the right folks on board and finally have a board that sees the needs and advantages that will help the community.” FGCContinued From 1A‘We want to thank Fire Chief Armijo... Wendell Johnson and the city council for donating the truck. It’s more than them just talking. They’re putting assets and resources into this venture because there’s a need for it.’ — John Jewett, Law Enforcement Academy Director POOLContinued From 1A MLK breakfast location changed to local venueFrom staff reportsThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry is inviting the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast, honoring outstanding dignitaries in the medi-cal field. The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10:00 a.m. The location has been changed from the Winfield Community Center to the Woman’s Club in Lake City: 257 SE Hernando Street. The speaker for the occasion is Brooke Mobley who specializes in nephrology and hypertension at the DaVita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida. Music for the morning entertainment will be provided by Dr. Tony Buzzello, CEO/Principal of the Shining Star Academy. Tickets may be purchased for $20. Tables may also be reserved. Tickets will not be sold or purchased at the door. Currently, there is an assault on the Second Amendment, he said. Forty-seven United States Senators voted to pass a small arms treaty last year that would require a gun registration process. To stand up to the potential legislation, Yoho suggested everyone in the audience join the National Rifle Association — even if they don’t own a gun. “We know what happened in Sandy Hook, in Columbine and in the trage-dy that happened yesterday in Colorado,” Yoho said. “If there were no weapons or guns, these things would still happen with something else. I’m convinced of that because you have that common denominator there, and that’s people.” Controversy erupted on Facebook over the Family Firearm Safety event, sched-uled on the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook massa-cre. While many were upset about the event’s date, the congressman’s staff decided not to reschedule. Yoho said the date was not selected to coincide with the Sandy Hook tragedy. His thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families. Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter also spoke during the event, along with representatives from Pickett Weaponry, Russ’s Gun Shop and volunteers from the National Rifle Association. “I believe in firearms,” Hunter said. “I believe in the right to own firearms... If we’re doing the right thing, then don’t tread on our rights. As long as I’m sheriff in Columbia County, that’s how we’re going to roll.” Hunter discussed limitations on where people can and can’t shoot their guns. For example, guns can not be shot within city limits, nor can they be used after a reason-able hour. Even if a person carries a concealed weapons permit, a sheriff’s deputy can ask to take charge of a weap-on during an investigation. “We don’t know what we have out there,” he said. “Understand, it’s a tough business, and the world is changing.” Suwannee County resident Tom Brown came to the Firearm Safety event to support Congressman Yoho. He said he believes everyone in the country should own a gun, even a select group of personnel at public schools. “Let me tell you something about a firearm,” Brown said. “Don’t pull a gun if you’re not going to use it, but you better have a good reason to use it.” An older woman, Bee Boyle, pulled a tiny cap gun from her purse during the event. Though she has a concealed weapons permit, the toy gun is the only weap-on she carries with her. Her son, however, said he keeps all his guns loaded — in case he needs to use them. “What if they take our guns and the criminal has his?” Boyle asked. “What are we going to do for our pro-tection?” YOHOContinued From 1A


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER IN PICTURES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 9A mom, Melissa Gollery. “It’s nice the community does this for the kids.” But for Maggie, the day introduced her to something new, something fun and something way too cold. Karyn Breeden, Maggie’s mother, said it was the first time her daughter had ever seen snow. Maggie seemed unsure. At the snowhill, she stared at the white fluff, but didn’t touch it. “Once she gets older, we thought about taking her somewhere to see snow,” Breeden said, adding that she liked Snow Day because it gave Maggie —and other children — the chance to see snow without any cost. “Some people can’t get away to play in the snow.” As the 30 tons of snow melted, several bounce houses entertained the children. Santa’s House had a line weav-ing from the front door, with anxious children waiting to sit on Santa’s lap. “It’s just such a fun and unique thing that not many communities do,” said Dennille Decker, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “We are in Florida, not many kids around here get to see snow. So it’s something unique we can provide, and it’s all free.” Live entertainment was provided all day, including Alexus Branscome and James Carter. Busy Bee Convenience Store offered a selection of its prod-ucts, as well as $1,500 in cash prizes. “This is the fourth year the Chamber has been over Snow Day,” Decker said. “Our atten-dance keeps growing. The prizes get better and better.” This year brought four more bounces houses than last year and five tons more snow than last year. Ten-year-old Lana Dimauro climbed out of the snowhill, holding her hands out to her mother: “My hands are numb,” she said. It was her first time seeing snow. “It’s cold,” she said, “and you get to have a snowball fight.” Around her, children continued to stomp on the small icy mounds, flinging cold lumps across the parking lot. Occasionally, they slid across the uneven snow, falling short of their target. Occasionally, the snowballs hit their mark. Oh what fun we had at the Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual Snow Day event. SNOW DAYContinued From 1A Toby Davis, 7, of Fort White, plays a bungee game on Saturd ay. Columbia High School student Harrison Shubert, 16, clenc hes the slide as he travels down the ice during Snow Da y on Saturday. ‘I felt like a kid again,’ Shubert said. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLogan Rader, 9, heaves a massive snowball while playi ng during Snow Day on Saturday. Matthew Hollingsworth, 9, throws a snowball at an enemy combatant atop a snow hill that he conquered during a snowball fight on Saturday. ‘It was fun until somebody hit me in the head with a snowball,’ Hollingsworth said jokingly. Hunner Humphries, 5, of O’Brien, packs a snowball Saturday. Greg Todd makes a snow angel with his daughter Kendal l, 5. ‘This is awesome,’ Todd said. ‘Kids get to come out and h ave a great time. For us this is a treat.’ Kimber Long, 6, whispers to Santa Claus that she wants a stuffed reindeer for Christmas while at Snow Day on Satur day. Gloria Haden (from left) laughs as her daughter, Kelsey, 10, tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during the Snow Day event on Saturday.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 15, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Double downer JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia High Schools Darrell Jones attempts a jump shot (15) on Dec. 5. Columbia basketball falls in both games to Palatka on Saturday PAUL BUCHANAN /Lake City Reporter Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the 2013 Heisman Trophy on Saturday. Winston wins Heisman By BRANDON FINLEY Palatka High came into Lake City and owned the court as they swept an evening of basketball against Columbia High on Saturday. Both sides of the junior varsity lost the opening games before the Lady Tigers took the court against Palatka in the top half of the varsity competi tion. Palatka dominated throughout the game and came away with a 60-35 win against the Lady Tigers. The bright spot for Columbia was freshman Aumaria Kelly coming through with 15 points in the contest. Jazzlynn Williams had six points and Lona Wilson added five points. Kelly is playing really well, and shes start ing to get her teammates involved, Columbia head coach Mike Reynolds said. Palatka is one of the top teams in the state and they distributed the ball really well. The boys were able to keep it close for much lon ger. Palatka started the game on a 15-4 run over the first 4:56, but the Tigers were able to battle back behind 10 points from Darrell Jones in the first quarter. Columbia matched with its own 12-4 run over the last 3:04 over the opening period to make the score 1916 heading into the sec ond quarter. Palatka took control in the second quarter and went into the half with a 37-28 lead before the Tigers cut it back to seven heading into the final period. Playing from behind, the Tigers couldnt get the long-range shots to fall and the score expanded to 62-47 before the final buzzer. I dont think we shot the ball as well as we have, Tigers head coach Horace Jefferson said. We had opportunities that we didnt finish. Every time we made a run, wed foul them and that hurt. When a team goes 18-of-22 at the line at your place, its going CHS continued on 2B Associated Press NEW YORK Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quar terback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college foot balls most prestigious indi vidual award with a perfor mance so spectacular and dominant that even a crimi nal investigation couldnt derail his candidacy. Winston received 668 first-place votes and 2,205 points. He finished 1,501 points ahead of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for the seventh-largest mar gin of victory in Heisman history, despite being left off 115 of the 900 ballots that were returned. Northern Illinois quar terback Jordan Lynch was third, followed by Boston Colleges Andre Williams, Texas A&Ms Johnny Manziel and Auburns Tre Mason. Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman, and was trying to join Ohio States Archie Griffin as a two-time Heisman winner. Instead, Winston made it two fresh man winners in the 79-year history of the Heisman. He also became the youngest winner at 23 days short of 20. The 19-year-old also was investigated last month for a year-old sexual assault, but no charges were filed and the case was closed four days before Heisman votes were due. Winston is the nations top-rated passer and has led the top-ranked Seminoles to a spot in the BCS cham pionship game against No. 2 Auburn on Jan. 6, his birthday. The former fivestar recruit from Bessemer, Ala., made college football look easy from his very first game. Winston is the third FSU QB to win the award.


SCOREBOARD 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 2BSPORTS CHS From Page 1B TELEVISIONTV sports Today EXTREME SPORTS Noon NBC — Dew Tour, Mountain Championships, at Breckenridge, Colo. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN — Dew Tour, Mountain Championships, at Breckenridge, Colo. GOLF 5:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, The Nelson Mandela Championship, final round, at Mount Edgecombe, South Africa 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, final round, at Naples, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, final round, at Naples, Fla. 4 p.m. NBC — Father-Son Challenge, final round, at Orlando, Fla. (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FS1 — Syracuse at St. John’s 2:30 p.m. FS1 — La Salle at Villanova 4:30 p.m. FS1 — Chicago St. at DePaul 6 p.m. FSN — Troy at Kansas St. NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Cincinnati at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester United at Aston Villa 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Liverpool at TottenhamFOOTBALLNFL 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 3 0 .786 535 372Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 337 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 357 348 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 7 6 0 .538 368 360Green 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 Thursday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Today’s Games 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’s Game Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m.Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m.Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m. Bowl glance Saturday New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (84), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (75), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (121), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (102), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Friday’s Games Cleveland 109, Orlando 100Indiana 99, Charlotte 94Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100Boston 90, New York 86Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OTDetroit 103, Brooklyn 99Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97New Orleans 104, Memphis 98Chicago 91, Milwaukee 90San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107Utah 103, Denver 93Houston 116, Golden State 112 Today’s Games Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m.Minnesota at Memphis, 6 p.m.Portland at Detroit, 6 p.m.Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m.Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m.San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, Noon No. 10 Villanova vs. La Salle, 2:30 p.m.No. 24 Missouri vs. Western Michigan, 7 p.m.HIGH SCHOOLFootball playoffs State Championships At Orlando Citrus Bowl Class 7A Friday Dwyer 59, Niceville 35 Class 5A Friday American Heritage 66, Clay 8 JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Jaidyn Rogers drives down the field w ith possession of the ball during a game against Fort White on Oct. 28.Lady Tigers pick up win against Oak HallBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High turned things in the right direction heading into the Christmas break as the Lady Tigers’ soccer team came away with a convincing victory against Oak Hall School in Gainesville. The Lady Tigers dominated throughout on their way to a 6-1 victory. Emma Sambey and Natalia Pardo each came away with two goals in the contest. Emily Hall and Brittney Lee each scored a goal. The assists came by way of Giebeig and Sambey. For Columbia coach Lindsay McCardle it was a sign of how the girls could play after returning from the holidays. “The team is improving each and every time they step onto the field,” McCardle said. “I’m excit-ed for what’s to come.” She’s also excited about the execution she saw against Oak Hall. “They played like a team and relied on one another all throughout the game,” McCardle said. “I couldn’t be any happier and proud of the way they communi-cated on the field, played with purpose and finished the ball, which are things we have struggled with in past games.” Columbia improves to 4-10 on the year after the win. The Lady Tigers will have a long time to celebrate their victory as they don’t return to the field until Jan. 8 for a string of back-to-back-to-back road games. Columbia begins with a road trip to Fort White and closes the week with Santa Fe and Suwannee high schools.Tigers basketballBefore Saturday night’s showdown with Palatka, Columbia High fell on the road to Gainesville High, 75-70, in overtime. The Tigers trailed 29-17 at the half before exploding in the third quarter to tie the game. Columbia out-scored Gainesville, 25-13, in the period and would play even the rest of the way to force overtime. Most of Columbia’s effort came from behind the 3-point line. In all, the Tigers hit 13 from long range. The Tigers were led by Robert Dace with 23 points in the game including 15 points from deep. Dace hit a shot with two sec-onds remaining to send the Tigers into overtime, but Columbia was unable to come through in the extra period. Jordan Coppock had 16 points, Kelvin Jonas scored 11, Darrell Jones had nine and Tre Simmons added seven points. to hurt. Palatka is a good team, but fortunately not a district team. We have a week off before Orange Park, and that’s our goal, to win the district. We’ll be prepared for Orange Park.” Jones led the Tigers with 16 points, but Andrew Moemeka had nine points, 11 rebounds a couple of blocks on the night. “That’s the best Andrew has played,” Jefferson said. “It as much as I’ve been impressed with him since he’s arrived.” Dekarry Rossin had six points, while Tre Simmons and Dilan Hall had five points apiece.


LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 3B3BSPORTS Middle school clashJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRichardson Middle School’s Kylen Callum drives down the court against Lake City Middle. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLake City Middle School’s Robert Fulton makes a pass around Richardson Middle School’s Jacquise Brown. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRichardson Middle School’s T.J. Jones (11) makes a sh ot over Lake City Middle School’s Tray Miller (1) during the Wolves 51-45 win. Monday Q Columbia High boys soccer at Lincoln High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer at P.K. Yonge School, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Fort White High girls basketball at P.K. Yonge School, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Interlachen High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Friday Q Columbia High boys basketball at Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Thursday, Dec. 26 Q Columbia High boys basketball at Jarvis Williams Tournament in Palatka, TBA (through Saturday) Q Fort White High boys basketball in Hitchcock’s Challenge at Santa Fe High, TBA (through GAMES BRIEFS FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration is through Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City online registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call league president Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Fort White Babe Ruth election Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball has a special election for president and vice-president set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the South Columbia Sports Park board meeting room. The current vice-president is running for president. For details, call Jackie Brooks at (386) 527-2555, and send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 44, Fort White, FL 32038. YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way. Cost is $45. Practices are twice weekly at the club. For details, call 752-4184 or visit the club. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration open Columbia County Adult Softball winter league registration is under way through Jan. 10 with the following schedule: Women’s league on Mondays, Church on Tuesdays, Men’s on Wednesdays and Co-ed on Thursdays. Cost is $250 at sign-up, along with a team roster and signed liability waivers and code of conduct. A coaches meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the room above the concession stand. For details, contact columbiacountyadult or call Pete Bonilla (623-6561) or Casandra Wheeler (365-2168).Q From staff reports Wolves down Falcons, 51-45


4BSports 4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420Dashing to the snow BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterParticipants in the Dashing to the Snow 5K take off at the s tarting line on Saturday in Lake City. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterCoach Lindsay McCardle (center) is joined by members of the Columbia High Lady Tigers’ soccer team for the Dashing to the Snow 5K on Saturday. Pictured w ith McCardle are (from left) Ashton Lee, Brittney Lee, Kyrsten Giebeig and Kayla Janso n. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterCompetitors stretch prior to the Dashing to the Snow 5K on Saturday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterRunners are led through a series of stretchs prior to the Dashing to the Snow 5K on Saturday in Lake City. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterExecutive Director of the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Dennille Decker speaks with the crowd prior to the Dashing to the Snow 5K on Saturday.


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LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15-21, 2013 3C3CBIZ Can smartphones snap out of stupor?By MICHAEL LIEDTKE andYOUKYUNG LEEAP Technology WritersSAN FRANCISCO — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have got-ten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological lull, although it probably will be at least another year or two before breakthroughs revolutionize the design and function of mobile computing devices. In a foreshadowing of things to come, LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G Flex, a new phone with a curved display. Previously available in Korea and Singapore, the concave device arrived in Hong Kong on Friday. “We want to claim this as the future of smart devices,” Ramchan Woo, the head of LG’s mobile product planning division, said during a recent demonstra-tion in San Francisco. If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with display screens that can be rolled up like a scroll or folded like a wallet. Making the devices even easier to carry around will be important if software makers want to deepen the bond between people and their phones. That could hap-pen as smarter tracking tools and voice-recognition technology let smartphones understand habits and thoughts like a family mem-ber. The future smartphone “will be small enough to carry with you at all times without thinking about it, and it will be essential enough that you won’t want to get rid of it,” Silicon Valley futur-ist Paul Saffo said. “It will become a context engine. It will be aware of where it is, where you are going and what you need.” The G Flex provides a peek at the shape of things to come. Despite its name, the G Flex isn’t pliable. The device is slight-ly bowed from top to bottom, allowing it to curve toward a person’s mouth when used for phone calls. It also has a curved battery, something LG says is a first for smartphones. LG applied a “self-healing” protective coat on the G Flex to automatically repair any minor scratches. More than anything, the G Flex is meant to begin the smart-phone’s evolution from the primi-tive state of flat screens. In theo-ry, the curved-screen technology will lead to bendable screens, which will then pave the way to foldable screens. If that progres-sion plays out, it would be pos-sible to fold a larger smartphone so it can easily fit into a pocket. For now, though, the G Flex’s size makes it too cumbersome for most people to lug around. It has a six-inch screen, measured diagonally, making it among the largest phones out there. The cost also will limit its appeal. LG introduced the G Flex in its home country of South Korea last month for $940. LG wants to sell the G Flex in the U.S., but hasn’t set a date or price or reached distribution deals with any wireless carriers. Another Korean company, Samsung Electronics Inc., also is selling a concave smartphone there. Unlike the G Flex’s vertical bow, Samsung’s Galaxy Round curves horizontally from left to right when it’s held upright. With a price tag of about $1,000, the phone is more an expensive nov-elty than a mainstream product. Like LG, Samsung is setting the stage for bigger things to come. Samsung Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun told analysts last month that the company believes it can produce a mobile device with a foldable display by 2015. Samsung appears to be working on two slightly different con-cepts, according to two analysts who saw prototypes of what’s in the company’s product pipeline during last month’s meetings. Reporters weren’t given a chance to see the prototypes. One fea-tured a tablet-sized display panel that could be folded in half in the screen’s midsection, according to the analysts. The display was thin and could be folded in only one direction. The rest of the panel was firm and flat, the analysts said. Another version had a more flexible screen capable of bend-ing anywhere. An Apple Inc. blueprint for making a device with a curved display was granted a U.S. patent this week, a development likely to feed recent speculation that the iPhone maker is working on a concave model. The Cupertino, Calif., company declined to com-ment. Other device makers may show off products with curved screens in Las Vegas next month at CES, where tech companies often unveil their latest innova-tions. Building smartphones with more pliable screens will pose several challenges for manufac-turers. The battery, smartphone chips and other key components will have to become flexible, too, so they can bend with the device. Flexible screens also will prob-ably be made of plastic, a mate-rial more likely to degrade or fail when exposed to high tempera-tures, oxygen or water. The push to turn smartphones into more intelligent devices appears to be further along than the attempts to transform the display screens. Both Apple and Google Inc., the maker of the Android operat-ing system and the world’s domi-nant search engine, already offer voice recognition technology and virtual assistants that enable smartphones to engage in rudi-mentary conversations and offer helpful tips. The ultimate goal is for smartphones to become so intuitive and efficient that they reflexively cater to their owners’ needs. “You’ll be speaking to the phone, asking it to do things, and it will be responding and actually doing what you intend,” said Dennis Woodside, CEO of Google’s device-making subsid-iary, Motorola Mobility. The technological advances could border on the supernatural, according to IDC analyst Ramon Llamas. He expects the future relationship between people and their phones to be akin to fictional billionaire Tony Stark’s connec-tion with the computer-controlled armor that he dons to become Iron Man, a comic-book hero popularized in a trilogy of movies starring Robert Downey Jr. If Llamas is right, future smartphones will become a person’s navigator, security blanket, counselor and talisman. Without a smartphone to come to the rescue, a person may even feel reduced to being a mere mortal. Lee reported from Seoul, South Korea. of the year. The sales are across the board as far as the instruments that really move this time of the year.” Acoustic guitars are often more popular than their electric counterparts. “With acoustic guitars, you can pull that up and pick it anywhere and every-where,” he said. “With an electric guitar, naturally, you need electric to plug into.” Briscoe said the store was prepared for holiday shoppers with inventory to meet holiday shopping needs. “Like any other retailer you always stock up and be better prepared for Christmas,” Briscoe said. “As far as Christmas we bring in the kits and pack-ages where it’s basically everything you need to get started with. Outside of that we try to maintain a good balance of inventory throughout the year.” Andrea Smith, co-owner of Smitty’s Western Store along with her husband Bob Smith, said some of the more popular gift items this year are clothing, boots, Costa sun glasses and jewelry — particu-larly Miss Me jeans and Brighton jewelry. “We sell a lot of gift items too, including home decor items and a lot of stocking stuffers,” she said. “Miss Me jeans are popular this year and boots, I can’t order them fast enough to keep them turned around and back in here on the shelves. We’re really doing great with boots, but Miss Me jeans and ladies cloth-ing are our popular items for us. We have a lot of bling.” Jason Zink, Belk store manager, also noted that boots where a popular gift item at the store, not-ing that Rampage Boots seemed to be the most popular boot for sale this Christmas. He said other popular gift items for the store’s 2013 Christmas gift sales have been memory soft pil-lows, clothes, towels, lug-gage and coffee. “Rampage boots are popular,” he said, noting they are junior boots for girls. “It’s for the younger style and it’s really at a good price point.” Zink said traditional items that have been experiencing sluggish sales are radios and other electric items, but he said he expects those sales to increase in the last 10 days before Christmas. GIFTSContinued From 1C Photos by TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterABOVE: Candi Freeman, of Branford, shops for ladies boots at Smitty’ s Western Store. Store owners said boots are a popular C hristmas item this year. BELOW: Geri Geiger gets a facial touch-up from Cindy Speight, Be lk counter manager for Clinique.


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Duval St., Lake City, Fl. 32055 on proposed amendments to rules, regu-lations and procedures for the opera-tion of the Columbia County School District. The public is invited to at-tend. Action is anticipated at this meeting.Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the public hearing are requested to notify the Office of the Superintendent at 755-8000 at least 48 hours in advance so that their needs can be accommodat-ed.TITLE: 2013 – 2014 Student Pro-gression PlanPURPOSE AND EFFECT: Various revisions are being made in order to comply with district policy.Virtual School: Insert Drop/Add lan-guage for virtual courses.Dual Enrollment: Clarify eligibility for enrollment.*****DATED THIS 10th DAYOF De-cember 2013.SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYBYKeith Hudson, ChairmanATTESTTerry L. Huddleston,Superintendent05542504December 15, 2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. gives Notice of Foreclo-sure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/30/2013, 10:00 am at 2832 SWMAIN BLVD, LAKE CITY, FL32025, pursuant to subsec-tion 713.78 of the Florida Statues. AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. reserves the right to ac-cept or reject any and/or all bids.1N6AD06U95C4068792005 NISSAN05542528DECEMBER 15, 2013 Public Solicitation for Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee Counties CoC HUD CoC Program ApplicationUnited Way of Suwannee Valley, lead agency for the Homeless Serv-ices Network of Suwannee Valley (HSNSV), is accepting project pro-posals for HUD CoC Program fund-ing. Prospective project applicants must be familiar with the require-ments of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH): CoC Program Interim Rule, the Notice of FYPoli-cy Requirements and General Sec-tion to HUD’s FY2013 NOFAs for Discretional Programs (General Sec-tion), and the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition. The HSNSVCoC Program RFPmay be obtained by contacting Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Valley, 386-752-5604 x 101. Project pro-posals must be received by Decem-ber 26.05542521December 15, 2013 The City of Lake City Distribution/Collection Department will have NE Patterson Avenue closed from NE Simms Drive to NE Lake Drive for four days beginning 6:30 am Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 ex-tending through 7:30pm Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 due to necessary sew-er line repairs.NE Patterson Ave will be open to lo-cal traffic only.05542539December 15, 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 05542526ACCOUNTANT Auditor position open in local CPAFirm. Accounting or related degree and experience required. Acareer position, competative salary and benefits. Send resume to: HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in Wellborn area. Monday's 10am-3pm, $65. 386-362-8165. 100Job Opportunities05542347PRESSROOM 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. 05542496Directorof Materials Management-F/T We are currently seeking a Director of Materials Management to provide leadership and oversee our Purchasing Department. The right candidate must have management experience and at least 3-5 years of purchasing experience within a Hospital (medical) setting. BA/BS in Business, Health Administration or related degree. Forfurtherinformation, please visit ourwebsite: (386) 496-2323 EXT9258 Fax (386) 496-2105 Equal Employment Opportunity Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace 05542501Advent Christian Village EMT – Part Time For local area community for night time & weekend shifts. Current valid Florida EMTcertificate and DL required with good driving record. Prior experience a plus. Competitive pay, access to onsite daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required. Administrative Assistant needed must be flexible, great personality, outgoing, salary negotiable, plus benefits. Send reply to Box 05113, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 DRIVERS: *SEASONAL Drivers Needed* to haul U.S. Mail in Jacksonville. Positions open for safe, reliable drivers. Excellent Hourly Pay. $18.94p/h + $4.46 H&W. Class ACDL& 2yrs Experience required in the past five years. EOE/AA. Salmon Companies 800-251-4301 or apply online Gilman Building Products Co is accepting applications for Security Guard at the Sawmill located in Lake Butler. Ahigh school diploma or equivalent is required. Computer knowledge is required. We have competitive rates & 401K, dental & health insurance, paid vacation & holidays & promotional opportunities. This position is night shift and every weekend. Interested applicants should apply in person from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM at the front office. LOOKING FOR Class A drivers with experience in hauling logs. Call 904-964-4500. 100Job OpportunitiesNOWHIRING Full time Experienced Servers ONLYneed apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City PLACEMENTSPECIALIST Partnership for Strong Families is the lead agency for communitybased care in N. Central Fl., providing services to ensure the safety, well-being & permanency of children & families through foster care & related services. This Placement Specialist is responsible for intake, assessment & placement of children within the Partnership for Strong Families. This includes coordinating with the case management agencies & Department of Children & Families to ensure timely, accurate & complete placement assessments. Min Req: B.A. from an accredited college or university w/ major coursework in human services or related field. 2 yrs. exp. in child welfare, behavioral health, or related field. Certification as a Child Protection Professional or CPPeligible. Preferred: M.A. from an accredited college or university w/ major coursework in human services or related field. Hiring Range: $36,750 $45,937 Closes: 12/27/13 Please visit PSF’s website at http://www .pfsf.or g/hr/careersvolunteers-interns/listings/ for complete hiring qualifications & description. PSF is an AA/EOE. DRIVERS: HOME EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 Secretary for in-home office. Salary negotiable depending on experience. References required. For appt. call 755-3155 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. Whack A-Do now hiring Stylist. Full time/Part time Hourly pay + commission. No Clientel needed Full Service or Just Hair Cuts. Contact Darlene. 386-984-6738 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 05542455UFLake City CardiovascularCenter Wanted part-time RN, 20 very flexible hours per week. ACLS certified require, Cardiology exp. preferred. Please send resume to An Equal Opportunity Institute Drug-Free Workplace OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Ophthalmic Technician F/Tor P/T Experience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 120Medical Employment05542527RNS& LPNs Join the rewarding field of correctional nursing! You’ll find autonomy, variety, stability and flexibility in this ambulatory setting. Corizon has positions available at Columbia Correctional Facility in Lake City, FL. We are currently looking for Full Time, Part Time and PRN RNs and LPNs. Call to learn why correctional nursing could be the refreshing change you need! We offer competitive pay plus an excellent benefit package that includes generous paid days off and so much more! For more info, contact: Tracy Mazuranic 1-800-222-8215 x9553 tracy.mazuranic@ or Quick Apply online: (under the job opportunities link) EOE/AAP/DTR 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 PT CNA or MA needed for medical office on T,W,TH 8a-5p. Fax resume to (386) 754-1712 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/13/2014• 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 FREE TO good home 12 year old female black lab mix, all shots, heartworm meds incl., single dog family. 386-752-0995 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. 405Bicycles DELUXE ADULT Tricycle. Full size, extra wide seat. Front & back brakes, fenders. Good condition. $200. 386-961-5517 407Computers DESKTOPCOMPUTERS Referbished/cleaned 100% ready, $40 and up. Repair, trades. Not a dealer. 386-697-5871 408Furniture Dark Green Reliner, very clean, no pets. $75. 386-754-0023 LTBlue multi color couch Very clean, no pets $100 386-754-0023 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. 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 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 SWMH 1BR/1BA. Kit, LR. W/D included. $450. mo $200 sec. dep. In Ft. White Call for more info. 386-497-3088. Lv message 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2 bd/1ba AC/Heat enclosed back porch/Sun Porch. $450 mth+Sec. Dep. Located across from DOT. Refrences Needed.752-5326 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $625-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 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 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 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT All utilities included & Cable, $500 month + $300 sec. deposit. Call 386-697-9950 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 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. 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 REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


LIFE Sunday, December 15, 2013 Section D Story ideas? Contact Robert Bridges Editor 754-0428 Lake City Reporter 1DLIFE Best Brands at the Best Prices Closeouts Overstocks Discontinued Covers Same or Next Day Delivery BEDS BEDS BEDS 1472 U.S. 90 West, Lake City Mon.-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-5 755-7678 UP TO OFF 70% COMPETITORS PRICES MATTRESS CLEARANCE SALE SALE T he Bay of Fundy on the northern Atlantic in Eastern Canada is, simply put, a phenomenon. My Mom and I made our last port stop of the cruise in St. John, New Brunswick and quickly made our way to the Reversing Rapids, where it was low tide. Here, the St. John River looked like any other shallow river with white rapids falling over the rock beds and flowing quick ly into the ocean. Boats at this time of day cannot pass, but kayakers have attempted the ride. There was a zip line overhead with just a few lines. It didnt look like much fun compared to other zip lines Ive done. I was glad I didnt choose this activity. Fast forward a few hours later, well approximately 6 hours, at high tide, and the view of the river looked com pletely different. The rising tides from the ocean had backed the river up complete ly stopping its flow altogether and it looked more like a lake with whirlpools. Some of the river bank and rocks that were visible before were no longer seen. The average tidal changes in this area are approximately 17 feet and vary throughout the region, but can be as high as 50 feet. It was quite remarkable to have had the opportunity to see it at both low and high tide. In the 6 hour interim we took a ride to St. Martins, a charming little fishing village east of St. John to the Sea Caves. There were people exploring the beaches and trying to cross over the small streams and piles of seaweed left at low tide to see inside the caves. Which if it was high tide, you wouldnt be able to see the Caves at all. Of course, I was happy it was low tide, because I became one of those people. I loved exploring the area and even searched for my rock. Legend has it that finding a rock on the Bay of Fundy with a line circling the rock will grant you a wish. Mom and I both found one. St. Martins is also known for its two covered bridges. Thats right, not one but two. We were able to get them both in one camera shot, too. Another interesting thing I saw in St. Martins I found fascinating was how the boats are docked when the tide is so low that there isnt water underneath. They not only need to leave a lot of extra line when tying them off, but they secure what looks like a stool and sometimes what looks like a lobster cage underneath it so that the boats do not roll over. There was a term for it but for the life of me, I cant remember what they called them. If it was a flat bottom boat, it would simply sit on the sea floor in some cases. This was a very quaint town and, both, the stops in St. John and St. Martins, in general, were very educa tional. I felt like I was on a field trip; learning all sorts of new and interesting scientific facts. Reversing Rapids is a wonder TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at skishton@ StatePoint hile youre probably already accustomed with conventional ways of looking and feeling your best, this winter, consider more natural approaches to health and wellness. Columbia County Health Department staff suggest eating healthy, adequate hydration and weekly exercise tips, they say, locals should carry with them throughout the whole year, not just for the holiday season. Here are several good-for-you and goodfor-the-planet steps you can take to help stay strong and healthy this winter: Help stay coldand flu-free this winter with some natural lifestyle tweaks. Proper nutrition and hydration are going to be key for any health issues you may have, said Marjorie Rigdon, director of nursing at the Columbia County Health Department. They will keep you hydrated and boost your immune system. Force the fluids, force the fluids, especially if you have the flu. Thats the motto and the mantra. Proper hydration and nutrition are impor tant for good health and your skin. In addi tion to drinking plenty of alcohol-free liq uids, look for soaps and skin care products that have natural olive oil as a primary ingre dient. Natural oils help lock in moisture. Also, take steps to reduce stress from your life -which studies have shown can take a mighty toll on your bodys ability to fight infection, according to the American Psychological Association. The easiest way to reduce stress is through exercise, Rigdon said. As the seasons weather gets chilly, it might not be very easy or healthy to walk in the colder temperatures. Rigdon suggests walk ing inside the Lake City Mall. For people who still crave the outdoor time, several WeightWatcher members walk the perim eter of the Lake City Mall, which equals nearly a mile. When youre feeling tense, try products infused with lavender or chamomile, both of which can help relieve stress, or use the opportunity to finally try that yoga class. Feeling under the weather? Before turn ing to your medicine cabinet, take a look at your kitchen cabinet. Herbs are not just a low-calorie flavor booster of meals, theyre said to also contain healing properties. Many herbs have been used for centuries as remedies for common ailments. For example, according to the National Institutes of Health, sage may help ease your headache, hoarseness or cough, and is an effective remedy for a sore throat. Try infusing tea with sage, or using it to add fla vor to your saut or roast at dinner. Running a fever? Rosemary has been used to treat fever and headache. So the next time you hit the grocery store, fill your cart with organic herbs that heal. Where natural ingredients are concerned, the focus is often on our plates. Its easy to Tips about boosting your immunity and remaining healthy this holiday season. COURTESY Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week will have you on your way to a healthier lifestyle. Universal adding 8 new restaurants By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press ORLANDO Universal Studios theme park executives offered a few details Thursday on the new Harry Potter-themed area, which is scheduled to open at the Orlando park next year along with an 1,800-room resort and eight new restaurants in the CityWalk dining and entertainment area. The new Potter attractions will be based on the books fictional scenes in Diagon Alley and London, and will be located in the Universal Studios section of the theme park. The existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter area is located in the other part of the park, Universal Islands of Adventure. Visitors will be able to take a new black and red train, the Hogwarts Express, between the two areas, which will presumably entice visitors to buy a twopark pass so they can explore both sections. Designers plan a restaurant inside the new Harry Potter-themed area called the Leaky Cauldron. The restaurant interior will be based on scenes from UNIVERSAL continued on 3D HEALTHY continued on 3D


By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical WriterSAN ANTONIO — Exercise might help women beat breast can-cer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit tak-ing medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence. The study is the first major test of an exercise program for women on aro-matase inhibitors. These estrogen-blocking pills, sold as Femara, Aromasin and other brands, are rec-ommended for five years after initial breast cancer treatment for hormone-driven tumors, the most common type. The pills also increasingly are being used to help prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of it because of family his-tory, bad genes or other reasons. A separate study found that one of these medicines — anastrozole, sold as Arimidex and in generic form — cut this risk by 53 percent. It’s the second aromatase inhibitor shown to lower risk that much. Despite how effective the drugs are, many women shun them because they can cause aches and pains, hot flashes and other side effects. About 15 percent of U.S. women have enough risk to merit considering the pills to prevent breast cancer, yet less than 5 percent take them, said Dr. Powel Brown, a prevention expert at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The exercise study involved 121 postmeno-pausal women taking vari-ous aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer who complained of achy joints on a pain survey. About half were assigned to two supervised strength training sessions a week plus at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week. The rest got advice on the benefits of exercise and did their usual activities. After a year, joint pain scores fell 20 percent among exercisers and 3 percent among the others. The severity of pain and how much it interfered with daily live also declined more in exercisers. The exercise group improved cardiorespira-tory fitness and lost weight — nearly 8 pounds versus a slight gain in the oth-ers. Eighty percent stuck with the program, helped by free access to a gym and a personal trainer. The National Cancer Institute paid for the study, which was led by Melinda Irwin of the Yale Cancer Center and Dr. Jennifer Ligibel of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Eric Winer, breast cancer chief at Dana-Farber, said the results may help more women stick with the drugs. “A lot of people will say, ‘if it’s going to have a lot of side effects, I’m not going to do it.’ The truth is, not everyone gets symptoms. Exercise might be a solu-tion,” he said. The other study was led by Dr. Jack Cuzick of Queen Mary University of London and tested anas-trozole for preventing first breast cancers. Nearly 4,000 women were given the drug or daily dummy pills, and 70 percent stuck with them for five years, just a little less than the placebo group. After that time, 40 women on anastrozole had developed breast cancer versus 85 of the others, a 53 percent reduction in risk. That’s comparable to how another aromatase inhibitor — exemestane, or Aromasin — did in an earlier study and better than tamoxifen, the lon-gest-used breast cancer prevention medicine. Women on anastrozole had more joint pain and hot flashes, but these also were very common in the placebo group — more than half of both groups reported these problems, which often are due to menopause and aging, Cuzick said. Anastrozole users had more cases of a painful wrist condition called carpal tunnel syn-drome, and dry eye, but these were relatively rare. Aromatase inhibitors are known to raise the risk of fractures, so many women take bone-strengthening drugs to help prevent that problem. Besides the British cancer research agency, London-based AstraZeneca PLC, which makes the anastrozole used in the study, Arimidex, helped pay for the work, and some researchers are paid speak-ers for the company. Results were discussed Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and published by the British journal Lancet. In a com-mentary in the journal, Dr. David A. Cameron of Edinburgh Cancer Center in Scotland wrote that healthy women still may resist prevention drugs unless taking them turns out to save lives, not just avoid disease. The cancer conference is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, Baylor College of Medicine and the UT Health Science Center. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-04282DLIFE • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Did 007 have an alcoholic tremor?By MARIA CHENGAP Medical WriterLONDON — He may have a license to kill, but is he sober enough to shoot? British doctors who carefully read Ian Fleming’s series of James Bond novels say the celebrated spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week. Their research was published in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the medical journal BMJ on Thursday. Dr. Patrick Davies and colleagues at Nottingham University Hospital analyzed 14 James Bond books and documented every drink Bond had. They also noted days when he was unable to drink, such as when he was hos-pitalized, in rehab or imprisoned. The academics found that the spy also known as 007 drank about 92 units of alcohol a week; more than four times the safe amount recommended by the British government. One unit is about eight grams of pure alcohol. A pint of beer has three units of alcohol, about the same as a large glass of wine. Bond’s drinking habits put him at high risk for numerous alco-hol-related diseases and an early alcohol-related death, the authors write. “The level of functioning as displayed in the books is incon-sistent with the physical, mental and indeed sexual functioning expected from someone drinking this much alcohol,” the authors conclude. Davies and colleagues also suspect Bond’s trademark order that his martinis be “shaken, not stirred” may have been because he had an alcohol-induced tremor and was simply unable to stir his drinks. They noted his biggest daily drinking binge was in the book, “From Russia with Love,” when he downed nearly 50 units of alco-hol. They also suspected alcohol may have been a factor in “Casino Royale,” when he knocked back 39 units before getting into a high-speed car chase, lost control and crashed the car. The authors recognized that Bond’s high-stress job may have also driven him over the edge. “Although we appreciate the societal pressures to consume alcohol when working with international terrorists and high stakes gam-blers, we would advise Bond be referred for further assessment of his alcohol intake,” they concluded. Shaken, not stirred Von Trapps’ lodge taps interest in musicalBy LISA RATHKAssociated PressSTOWE, Vt. — In the week since NBC aired a revival of “The Sound of Music,” the real von Trapp and the vacation lodge it runs in Vermont are in high demand. And yes, the family was watching as Carrie Underwood, in a widely watched and panned per-formance, took over the role of Maria von Trapp, made famous on Broadway by Mary Martin and on film by Julie Andrews. In a blog post, Francoise von Trapp, daughter of Maria von Trapp’s stepson Rupert, ques-tioned the casting.“For everyone who thought the whole thing was wonderful and that NBC did a spectacular job, I say maybe your expectations weren’t high to begin with,” she wrote, noting she doesn’t speak for the family or lodge. “If they hoped to have created a new holiday classic, I think they missed their mark.” Kristina von Trapp Frame, granddaughter of the real Maria von Trapp, and her brother Sam von Trapp, executive vice presi-dent of the Trapp Family Lodge, were more diplomatic, calling Underwood a beautiful singer. “It is relevant and interesting to a new group of people, and that’s the important thing,” von Trapp Frame said Thursday. “The original movie is an inspiration to many people, and if it continues that inspiration, that is only a good thing.” The family isn’t denying the musical is helping business, even if most callers are merely curi-ous. The musical and movie are a fictionalized account of the life of Maria von Trapp and tell the story of a 1930s Austrian govern-ess who teaches her charges to sing and falls in love with her employer, naval captain Georg von Trapp, and the family’s flight before World War II. They moved to Vermont in 1942 after visiting during a singing tour and vacationing in Stowe. They built a rustic farmhouse and started taking in boarders. As a ski industry developed in the area, they expanded. Fire destroyed it in 1980, but the fam-ily rebuilt. One of the captain’s daughters, also named Maria von Trapp, played accordion and taught Austrian dance with sister Rosemarie at the lodge. Rosemarie also taught her sons how to play the recorder, said Phoebe Everson, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., who has been a visitor for decades. Four of the 10 von Trapp siblings are still alive, and two live on the lodge’s grounds. The 96-room chalet-style inn is the height of charm during the holidays. With its wide views of the mountains that reminded the family of their native Austria, the lodge is decorated with Christmas trees and poinsettias. In the res-taurants, wiener schnitzel and apple strudel are on the menu. On Christmas Eve, guests get a special treat: The von Trapp fam-ily sings Christmas carols with the guests. But no songs from Are more Dorito-flavored foods on the way?CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry WriterNEW YORK — Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains. PepsiCo Inc., which owns Cheetos, Fritos, Tostitos and other snacks, found success last year after teaming up with Taco Bell to create Dorito-flavored taco shells. And it has since been dreaming up other restaurant dishes featuring its popular snacks. The company announced Thursday that it struck a deal to serve its drinks at Buffalo Wild Wings, picking a significant client from beverage rival Coca-Cola Co. Notably, PepsiCo also said it would work with the sports-centric chain to create “unique menu offerings.” In an interview, Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith that she visited PepsiCo’s food innovation lab in New York and was shown several dishes the chain might put on its menu. Ideas included Doritos as a crunchy topping for wings or tenders, or even just offering potato chips as a side dish. Additionally, Smith said she was shown salad dressings and sandwich and chicken wing sauces that incorporate PepsiCo’s sodas, including Mountain Dew. “I don’t think it will be in the next 12 months, but we’ll possibly start testing after a year or 18 months,” she said, noting that considerable planning would be need-ed to bring the offerings to the company’s more than 975 U.S. locations. PepsiCo clearly sees the idea of incorporating its snacks into menus as a major opportunity. At an analyst conference in Boca Raton, Fla., earlier this year, for example, the company sponsored a lunch featuring recipes using its Naked Juices, Frito chips and other products. A representative for Pizza Hut also told the AP the chain has looked at ways to use Frito-Lay snacks in its menu. Pizza Hut is owned by Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell and KFC as well. The restaurant chains were owned by PepsiCo until being spun off in 1997. Over at Taco Bell, Doritos Locos Tacos continue to be a considerable sales driver. Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed has noted that a major advantage of the tacos is that competitors can’t replicate them — their success is largely tied to the popularity of the Doritos brand. The latest partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings is just the latest sign that PepsiCo is trying to use the strength of its Frito-Lay business to bolster its beverage unit, which has long trailed Coca-Cola. It also comes as PepsiCo fights off calls to split its drinks and snacks units. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 3D3DLIFEforget the range of items we put into our body daily. Given how often we use them, it’s worth a closer look at their ingredients. Certainly the holidays are going to keep indi-viduals busy with dinners, shopping, relatives and more, but Rigdon said Lake City residents should avoid easy food fixes. Fast food and unhealthy, quick meals should be avoided. “People should do the same throughout the year,” Rigdon said. “Watch what you eat, drink plenty of water and exercise at least three times a week for 30 minutes... Our goal now is to be the healthiest state in the nation. We are certainly promoting [healthy habits] throughout the year, not just during the holidays.” Toothpaste, for instance, is something that goes in your mouth twice a day. Have you ever wondered what was on the label, where the ingredients are sourced or their purpose? Ingredients contained in some con-ventional toothpaste are unnecessary or offer no health benefit. When choosing your next tube of toothpaste, consider a nat-ural oral care option free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preserva-tives. If you’re interested in achieving the best health possible this season, mak-ing positive lifestyle tweaks and exploring natural health alternatives are two great places to start. the movie “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Executives said more Harry Potter details will be released in early 2014. The massive new Cabana Bay Beach Resort, under construction now, will be themed after a 1960s hotel, with authentic-looking mid-century modern furnishings and decor. “It’s going to be like driving into 1960,” said Mark Woodbury, Universal Creative’s president. Half of the 1,800 rooms will be suites that sleep up to six people. The resort will also feature a bowl-ing alley, restaurants and two pool areas with water park-like ameni-ties. The first of CityWalk’s new eateries, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, has already opened. Other original con-cept restaurants include Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, The Bread Box, Pranzo Italian Kitchen and the Hot Dog Hall of Fame. The hot dog restaurant will serve dogs from various ballparks from around the U.S., and will have baseball memorabilia scattered around. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and Menchies frozen yogurt will also be added, and Starbucks will also move from a second-floor loca-tion to a ground-floor, 130-seat cof-fee house. Visitors to Universal must walk through CityWalk, past its stores and eateries, to reach the theme park rides. CityWalk opened in 1999, and its evolution comes as Disney World revamps Downtown Disney into an expanded dining and entertainment area named Disney Springs, with completion expected in 2016. Disney is Universal’s biggest competitor in the Orlando theme park corridor, but Woodbury said the CityWalk additions are unrelat-ed to the overhaul at Disney. “It’s a constant evolution,” said Woodbury. “That’s the only way to stay on top of our game.” An unusual addition to CityWalk will be The CowFish, a restaurant that serves burgers and sushi in a pop culture-themed environment. Its owners joked with the media about serving a fusion concept called “burgushi.” Woodbury said he ate at one of the restaurant’s two North Carolina locations and was so impressed with the funky concept that he invited the owners to open a venue in Orlando. The Latin Quarter and Pasta Amore restaurants are closing to make way for the new offerings. HEALTHYContinued From 1DQ Lake City Reporter staff writer Amanda Williamson contributed to this report. COURTESYUniversal CityWalk Hollywood is a three-block entertain ment, dining, shopping promenade. Eight more restaurants are currently being ad ded to the menu of the 30 options already available to treat Universal-goers. UNIVERSALContinued From 1D Group wants Fisher Price iPad seat recallBy JENNIFER C. KERR Associated PressWASHINGTON — Ahh, the first year of a baby’s life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about play-time in a baby seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price is selling an infant seat with an attachment where parents can insert an iPad so baby can watch video content aimed at the youngest children — an idea that is being criticized by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The Boston-based advocacy group started an online petition campaign Tuesday, urging Fisher-Price to recall its Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads. CCFC says it’s not healthy for a baby’s development and encourages parents to leave baby alone. “The seat is the ultimate electronic babysitter. Its very existence suggests it’s fine to leave babies all alone with an iPad inches from their face,” said Susan Linn, the group’s director, in an interview. “Babies thrive when they are talked to, played with and cuddled, not when they are alone with a screen.” Fisher-Price, in response, said the Apptivity Seat is a niche product that is only available online — one of more than a dozen seats for infants — and is not meant to be seen as an educational product for children. The seat, which resembles a bouncy seat, has an attachment with colorful toys that dangle so a baby can reach and grab. The case where a parent could insert an iPad has a large built-in mirror for the baby to see its face when there’s no iPad. In its product description, Fisher-Price says parents can download apps to their iPads with sooth-ing sounds and high-contrast patterns that help infants develop eye-tracking skills. Fisher-Price spokeswoman Juliette Reashor said the seat has a time-out feature that only allows for ten minutes of activity with an app before requiring a manual reset, so the app wouldn’t play endlessly. The attachment bar for the iPad can also be removed from the seat, if the parent prefers that. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages any electronic “screen time” for infants and toddlers under 2. It cites research that found infant videos can delay language development, and warns that no studies have documented a benefit of early viewing. In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission — which enforces truth-in-advertising laws — agreed with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood that the developer of “Your Baby Can Read” lied when it promised consumers it could teach babies as young as 9 months old to read. That business shuttered after the FTC imposed a $185 million settlement. Debate on plane phone calls growsSCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airlines WriterWASHINGTON — Just because it’s safe to use cellphones on a plane, it doesn’t mean that passen-gers should call just to say hello. That argument played out across Washington Thursday as one govern-ment agency moved a step closer to removing its pro-hibition of in-flight calls while another considered a new ban of its own. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to start a months-long pub-lic comment process to remove its restriction. “There is a need to recognize that there is a new technology,” said FCC chairman Thomas Wheeler. “This is a techni-cal rule. It is a rule about technology. It is not a rule of usage.” But the Department of Transportation, which oversees aviation, isn’t so sure that permitting calls “is fair to consumers” and will consider creating its own ban as part of its consumer protection role. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard of concerns raised by airlines, travelers, flight attendants, members of Congress and others who are all troubled over the idea of passengers talking on cell phones in flight — and I am concerned about this possibility as well,” DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. Calls during flights have been prohibited for 22 years over fears that they would interfere with cellular networks on the ground. Technological advances have resolved those concerns, which is one reason Wheeler wants to repeal the rule. He also wants the airlines, not the government, to have final say on in-flight calling. But even Wheeler acknowledged the poten-tial annoyance factor. “I’m the last person in the world who wants to listen to somebody talk-ing” while flying across the country, Wheeler told a House subcommittee Thursday morning. The FCC proposal comes just weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on using per-sonal electronic devices such as iPads and Kindles below 10,000 feet, saying they don’t interfere with cockpit instruments. An Associated Press-GfK poll released Wednesday found that 48 percent of Americans oppose allow-ing cellphones to be used for voice calls while flying; just 19 percent support it. Another 30 percent are neutral. Among those who fly, opposition is stronger. Looking just at Americans who have taken more than one flight in the past year, 59 percent are against allowing calls on planes. That num-ber grows to 78 percent among those who’ve taken four or more flights. Delta Air Lines is the only airline to explicitly state that it won’t allow voice calls regardless of what the government allows. Delta says years of feedback from custom-ers show “the overwhelm-ing sentiment” is to keep the ban in place. American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways all plan to study the issue and listen to feedback from passengers and crew. Most Middle East airlines and a few in Asia and Europe already allow voice calls on planes. Others allow texting. Southwest Airlines on Wednesday started allow-ing passengers — for $2 a day — to use iPhones to send and receive text messages while on board through a satellite con-nection. The system will expand to Android phones early next year. During the FCC hearing, Wheeler acknowl-edged that he doesn’t want to hear other people’s con-versations on a plane and that he picks Amtrak’s quiet car while traveling by train. He reiterated that this change is meant to clean up an outdated regu-lation, originally passed so air travelers wouldn’t over-whelm cell phone towers on the ground. “The DOT will address the behavioral issues. We’re cutting away the technical underbrush,” Wheeler said. NYC SantaCon aims to curb ho-ho no-no’sBy JENNIFER PELTZAssociated PressNEW YORK — When red-suited revelers throng the city’s streets and taverns under the banner of SantaCon, some see an outpouring of holiday spirit, not to men-tion spirits. But to others, it’s the blight before Christmas. After complaints about boorish, barhopping St. Nicks got attention from local officials and police, the event’s ringleaders are trying to quell the SantaCon-troversy ahead of this year’s gathering Saturday. They’re pledging to advise police of their usually guarded plans, have volunteers help control the roving crowd of Kringles and send the message that SantaCon is a meant to be a “festive culture jam,” not a bad-Santa bender. “This year,” the event’s website vows, “we are cleaning up Santa’s act.” It’s a coming-of-age moment for SantaCon, which traces its origin to a consumer-culture-tweaking “Santarchy” in San Francisco in 1994 and now spans events in more than 300 cities worldwide. Fueled by the wildfire word-spreading of social media, the New York celebration has become one of the biggest, mushrooming in roughly a decade from a few hundred bearded boozers to tens of thousands, by some estimates. As numbers have swelled, the event’s image has morphed from whimsical flash mob to flashpoint, even for New Yorkers used to such freewheeling shindigs as the giant Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. SantaCon’s organizers are as tough to pin down as the elf himself — one responded to an inquiry from The Associated Press but refused to be quoted by name — but the site acknowledges the event “has had growing pains.” Enthusiasts say the daylong event starts at 10 a.m. and aims to put a cheeky, mod-ern spin on holiday traditions — “don we now our gay apparel,” anyone? — while generating money for both bars and chari-ties. Participants are instructed to make $10 charitable donations and encouraged to bring small gifts to bestow on one another and passers-by. “For me, SantaCon is about just dressing up and having fun, laughing till it hurts and enjoying being part of a massive cele-bration. ... It isn’t about drinking or getting wasted,” says Brandon Ferreira-Hanyo, 27, of East Quogue, N.Y. He’s looking forward to attending for a third consecutive year. “It’s gotten so huge you have to take the good with the bad,” he says, but he feels the complaints about drunken rowdiness are overblown. Bar owners are split. To Dan Warren, the managing owner of Common Ground, a hangout in Manhattan’s East Village, “it’s festive and fun” and a boost to daytime business. But SantaCon-goers are frozen out of Hotel Chantelle, a cocktail lounge in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, after a sloshed Claus harassed women brunching there two years ago, managing partner Tim Spuches said. To some onlookers, SantaCon is about as jolly as explaining to a kindergartener why Santa just tossed his milk and cook-ies. “Take your body fluids and public intoxication elsewhere,” read “SantaCon free zone” signs that appeared this week on the bar-laden Lower East Side, where some residents already weary of living with nightlife see SantaCon as a final straw. “Now we have a whole day of vomiting and vandalism and people acting without any decorum or respect for other people,” says Diem Boyd, a leader of LES Dwellers, the group that made the signs. “I think anything quaint about it is gone by now.” So do some police and politicians.The New York Police Department logged a sole, disorderly-conduct arrest at SantaCon last year, along with 73 open-container tickets and a summons for public urination. That was enough for at least one police lieutenant, who suggested to mid-town Manhattan bars that the event hurt the neighborhood more than it helped the establishments. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly then made clear the department supports SantaCon, calling it generally peaceful and an example of “what makes New York New York.” But some city and state officeholders also were pressing the organizers to thwart misbehavior, and threatening to ask police and bars to do so if SantaCon wouldn’t. Meanwhile, some of the area’s commuter railroads are banning alcoholic drinks on their trains during the celebration, as they do during some other events. And so, organizers say, a more orderly SantaCon is coming to town. They agreed to let police and community leaders know their planned route, which participants learn only in real time by text and tweet. Volunteer Santa’s helpers will help work to keep sidewalks — and participants’ conduct — passable, accord-ing to the event website and to state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who spearheaded a recent phone conference between officials and SantaCon leaders. Hoylman says he appreciates the effort but wonders how much sway volunteers can exercise over an event that prizes spontaneity. Leading up to it, SantaCon’s wranglers are trying to instill a sense of responsibil-ity, if in an in-your-bearded-face way. “Santa spreads JOY. Not terror. Not vomit. Not trash,” the site says. “Would you want those under YOUR tree?” Associated Press writer Colleen Long contributed to this report.


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DEAR ABBY: Our 7year-old grandson has been a handful since he was able to walk. He has been sneaky and has told lies for as long as any of us can remember. He has been suspended from school more than 10 times for vari-ous things. He stole several hundred dollars from his mom’s purse and took it to school so he would have money to buy snacks. He stays awake longer than everyone else in the house so he can take things and hide them in his closet. He knows what he does is wrong, but it doesn’t bother him. He is also abusive to his disabled sister. It is hard to imagine that a 7-year-old could give hate-filled looks that you don’t even see from adults. I’m afraid at the rate he is going, he will seriously hurt someone or be hurt himself. He also has a very big heart. That is why we don’t understand what is going wrong in this little boy’s head. Please help if you can. — GRANDMA OF A BULLY DEAR GRANDMA: Your grandson’s behavior may have something to do with the fact his disabled sibling needs more of his parents’ attention. Or he may have serious emotional problems. The boy needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional so his parents will understand what’s driving his behavior, and it can be addressed. Please don’t wait. DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and a few months ago I made the mistake of tak-ing and sending nude photographs to my boy-friend. An adult co-worker, “Jim,” got the photographs without my knowledge or permission and showed them to my other co-work-ers, including managers. Jim threatened to con-tinue showing the pictures around unless I did him a “favor.” Out of distress, I quit my job, not realizing that managers had seen the photographs. I now know they were aware of the situation, but did nothing. How should I approach the situation? It would be very bad if my parents found out. — FACING THE CONSEQUENCES DEAR FACING THE CONSEQUENCES: You now know why it’s a bad idea to send nude pictures, because once they are out of your control, anything can be done with them. While this is embarrassing, you should absolutely tell your parents what hap-pened because they may want to take this matter to their lawyer. Your former employers ignored sexual harassment, attempted coercion and blackmail. If it can be proven, they should pay the price for it. DEAR ABBY: May I share a pet peeve of mine? I wish you’d raise the con-sciousness of people who write obituaries and fail to mention the musician who provides the music for the funerals and memorials. The musician often does more preparation for the services than the pallbear-ers. Why are their names omitted? I usually want to know who they are when I attend. — WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: I can think of a couple of rea-sons. The first is that some obituaries are actually taken from the eulogy, which may have been written prior to the death by someone in the family. If the obituary was written by an employee of a newspaper, the informa-tion may have been taken as part of a standard list of questions about the deceased and any survivors. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Visit interesting places or get together with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time. Sharing memories will help you sum up this past year, helping you determine the changes you want to enforce to enjoy a brighter future. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A serious response to the needs of someone you love will bring you closer together. Make plans to do something that brings you comfort and joy. A little pampering will go a long way when it comes to easing stress. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make personal changes that will get you up to speed technically, financially or physically. Shopping will lead to some great buys. Give a partnership top prior-ity. Being accommodating will bring high returns. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get creative and you’ll come up with some great ideas for items you’d like to give to people as a token of friendship. ‘Tis the season to put differences aside and to reconnect. Show your serious side and offer your love and assistance. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get out and visit unfamiliar places. Shopping for items for friends or family will lead to some great buys, as well as ideas that will help boost your confidence and image. You’ll express your needs and desires easily. Ask for favors. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Explore ways to help others and dedicate your time and effort into doing so. Don’t forget that charity begins at home, so don’t leave out anyone who may be counting on you for a lit-tle attention and understand-ing. Put love first. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make change rather than letting it be thrust upon you. Accept the inevi-table and use your intelli-gence, skills and insight to make it work to your advantage. Don’t give in to bullying or indulgent people who are casting off negativ-ity. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Decorate your surroundings or move things around to suit any activities or events you want to host. You’ll have some great ideas that you can par-lay into a new project if you share your thoughts with people you find creative and inspiring. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make change instead of waiting for things to happen. Indulge in activi-ties that ensure you get the physical stimulation you require. Participation will be a key factor in the way your day unfolds and how much you accomplish. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Refrain from getting involved in con-troversy or a debate with someone who doesn’t play by the rules. Protect your assets and your reputation. Problems while traveling can be expected. Slow down and let things come to you. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Source out different professional opportuni-ties. Working in a unique field or volunteering in an area you would like to even-tually get into is possible if you send out your resume or attend an event that brings you in touch with industry people. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Someone will push you in an unsuitable direction. Make sure you do your research so you are not drawn into a scheme that will leave you in an emotional or financial mess. Joint ventures are best left alone. Stick close to home. ++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD TWO OUTS BY PATRICK BERRY / Edited by Will Shortz No. 1208 ACROSS1Palindromic band name5Tosca’s feeling for Cavaradossi10Spring for a vacation13Hawaiian tourist purchases17“___ yourself”19Cow catcher20Red-wine drinker’s paradise?22Employee at the Ron Paul Archive?24Pitch that fixes everything?25“Strange Magic” band, briefly26Dollar bill featuring a portrait of Duran Duran’s lead singer?28IRS Form 5498 subject29Street caution31Ball with a yellow stripe32Shiner?33Willowy37Like a robot’s voice39Still41Architect Saarinen42Blue expanse43Follow closely44Hair-raising shout46“___ te absolvo” (priest’s phrase)47The one puppy that can read?53Creator of perfect whirlpools?56Baath Party member57Uncommunicative59Political title of the 1930s-’40s60Counter formations62Mix in a tank64Overextend oneself?68Classical guitarist Segovia70Adds to the batter, say72In a kooky manner73Buttonholed75Given a home77Triumphant song78“This isn’t making sense”80Whom John Bull symbolizes82Have an objection83Minor-league championshipflag?86Alienate a New Jersey city?88Biblical priest of Shiloh89Blue expanse90“Man of Steel” actress Adams92Sully93Go on strike95Film crowd97CBS spinoff that ran for 10 seasons102How sports cars are contoured105“Cover ___ Face” (P.D.James’s first novel)106Distress107Actor Jack of oaters108Cousin of a crumble109Begat a soft place to sleep?112Burlesque garment113“Charge!,” to Duracells?117Satisfying finale coming to pass?119Labeled idiotic?120First name in photography121Nickname for Palmer122“Don’t be a spoilsport!”123Savory condiment124Variety-show fodder125Trader ___ DOWN1Most qualified2Relative of S.O.S3Galoot4One-hit wonder?5Friend of d’Artagnan6Thick bunch?7Venture a thought8Unfeigned9Miranda of the Miranda warning10Avoid11Course listing12Percussion instrument in “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”13Sophisticated14Automaker that started as a bicycle company15Bent pipe16“She’s a good old worker and a good old pal,” in song18Med. workplaces20Tea go-with21“Days of Heaven” co-star23Would-be singers’ liabilities27Little town30Site of a 1963 J.F.K. speech33Chargers and coursers34Forest game35“By that logic …”36Boarder’s domain38Director Daniels of “The Butler”39Of the lymph glands40Signet-ring feature45Dropper?47Steven Bochco series48Youngest of Chekhov’s“Three Sisters”49Eldest Best Actress winner50Acronymic aircraft name51Wistful remark52With a will53It’s “well regulated” in the Constitution54Quarrel55“Lovergirl” singer58Pulsation61Morally degraded63Fish hawks 65Cross-promotion66Streetcar sound67Chrissie in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame69Start of a George Eliot title71N.B.A. team originally called the Americans74Elephant’s opposite, symbolically76URL component79Zeus swore oaths upon it81Excited Oscars attendee83Nave furniture84Airline that doesn’t fly on religious holidays85Khartoum’s river87Run headlong into90Datum in a house listing91___ Vineyard94Confined96“I thought ____ never leave!”97Pile on the floor98Soothsayers of old99Person prone to sunburn100Last Hitchcock film with Tippi Hedren101Some Google search results103Hot pot locale104English filmfestival city106It “hits the spot,” per old radio ads109Begin to show wear110Yarn quantity111Hair strands?113“EastEnders” network114Shot spot115Metaphysical concept116Fortune cover subj.118Longtime Sixers nickname 1234567891011121314151617181920212223 24 2526 2728 29303132333435363738394041 4243444546 47484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677 7879808182 838485 8687 888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107 108109110111112 113114115116117 118 119 120121 122123124 125For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 a minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800-814-5554. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6DLIFE Holiday shopping not for everyoneBy ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and CANDICE CHOAssociated PressNEW YORK— Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commer-cialism of the holidays. Still oth-ers are waiting for bigger bar-gains. And people like Lark-Marie Anton Menchini are more thoughtful about their purchas-es. The New York public rela-tions executive says in the past she’d buy her children up to eight Christmas gifts each, but this year they’re getting three apiece. The leftover money is going toward their college sav-ings. “We told them Santa is ... being very conscious of how many gifts he puts on his sleigh,” Menchini, 36, says. Despite an improving economy, most workers are not seeing meaningful wage increases. And some of those who can splurge say the brash commercialism around the holidays — many more stores are opening for busi-ness on Thanksgiving — is a turnoff. But perhaps the biggest factor is that shoppers are less moti-vated than ever by holiday sales. Since the Great Recession, retail-ers have been dangling more dis-counts throughout the year, so Americans have learned to hold out for even deeper holiday sav-ings on clothes, electronics and more. To stay competitive and boost sales, retailers are slashing prices further during their busiest season of the year, which is cutting into their own profit margins. There aren’t reliable figures on how many people plan to shop during the holidays. But early data points to a shift in holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales during the start to the official start to sea-son — the four-day weekend that began on Thanksgiving Day — dropped 2.9 percent from last year to $57.4 billion. That would mark the first decline in the seven years the trade group has tracked spending. And during the week afterward — which ended on Sunday — sales fell another 2.9 percent compared with a year ago, accord-ing to data tracker ShopperTrak, which did not give dollar amounts. Meanwhile, the number of shop-pers in stores plunged nearly 22 percent. The numbers are sobering for retailers, which depend on mak-ing up to 40 percent of their revenue in the last two months of the year. They suggest shifts in the attitudes of U.S. shoppers that could force stores to reshape their strategies:SHOPPERS WANT DEALSStores slashed prices during the recession to get financially-strapped shoppers in stores and to better compete with the cheap-er prices of online retailers like Amazon. But shoppers got used to those deals and now won’t buy without them. The constant dis-counting has blunted the “wow” factor of sales during the holi-days. For instance, some retailers were offering discounts of 40 per-cent or more on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday. But Jennifer Ambrosh, 40 was unimpressed with the “deals” she saw on that day. “There’s a lot of hype, but ... the deals aren’t that good,” Ambrosh, an accoun-tant, says. Overall, the retail federation expects spending in November and December to rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion. But to get that growth, analysts say retailers will need to discount heavily, which eats away profits. There are signs that profits for the quarter that includes the holiday season are being hurt by the discounting. Wal-Mart and American Eagle Outfitters are among 47 retail-ers that have slashed their out-looks for either the quarter or the year. Overall, retailers’ earnings growth is expected to be up 2.1 percent, according to research firm Retail Metrics. That would be the worst performance since profit fell 6.7 percent in the sec-ond quarter of 2009 when the country was in a recession.SCRUTINIZING PURCHASESThe recession not only taught Americans to expect bargains. It also showed them that they could make do with less. And in the economic recovery, many have maintained that frugality. So whereas in a better economy, Americans would make both big and small purchases, in this economy they’re being more thoughtful and making choices about what to buy. Analysts say that hasn’t boded well for retailers that sell clothing, shoes and holiday items. That’s because Americans are buying more big-ticket items over the holidays. Government figures show that retail sales were up 0.7 percent in November, the biggest gain in five months. But the increase was led by autos, appliances and electronics. Auto sales jumped 1.8 percent, furniture purchases rose 1.2 per-cent and sales at electronics and appliances stores rose 1.1 per-cent. Meanwhile, sales at depart-ment stores and clothing chains were weak. Americans are leaning toward big purchases for two reasons. They want to take advantage of low interest rates. And since many paid down debt since the recession, they feel more com-fortable using credit cards again for such purchases. But they won’t do that and buy smaller items. “This is still a weak, fragile shopper,” says Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consul-tancy. Retailers including Macy’s and Target in recent months have said that shoppers’ focus on big-ticket items has put a damper on sales of discretionary items, and the retail federation says it has hurt holiday sales in particular.HOLIDAY CONSUMERISMBlack Friday used to be the official kickoff to the buying season, but more than a dozen chains opened on Thanksgiving this year. That didn’t sit well with some shoppers who viewed it as an encroachment on family time. Some threatened to boycott stores that opened on the holiday, while others decided to forgo shopping altogether. In a poll of 6,200 shoppers conducted for the retail federation prior to the start of the season, 38 percent didn’t plan to shop dur-ing the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 34.8 percent the year before. Ruth Kleinman, 30, isn’t planning to shop the entire season in part because she’s disheart-ened by the holiday openings. The New Yorker says the holi-day season “has really disinte-grated.” While some shoppers didn’t approve, analysts say stores will need to open on the holiday to appeal to the masses. Overall sales declined over the holiday weekend, but several retailers said there were big crowds on Thanksgiving. “Customers clear-ly showed that they wanted to be out shopping,” says Amy von Walter, a Best Buy spokeswom-an. Analysts say stores will need to redefine Thanksgiving as a fam-ily tradition beyond sitting at the table eating turkey to make more shoppers comfortable. “They have to show that they’re maintaining a family tradition in new ways,” says Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at market research firm NPD Group. Mae Anderson in New York contributed to this report. Women face obstacles in federal work forceBy SAM HANANELAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Women in the federal workforce continue to face more obstacles than men in reaching top positions and salaries despite making strides over the years, according to a government report released Thursday. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a major challenge hin-dering advancement was the lack of flex-ibility for women raising young children. The report says agencies should expand job-sharing and telework policies, offer dif-ferent start and end times for workers and create satellite work centers that would reduce commutes. The report also identified a lack of mentoring and training as key factors limiting many women who want to reach higher levels and management posts. Women are less likely to be groomed for management positions because they don’t have mentoring relationships with officials already in those posts, the report found. Women make up nearly 44 percent of the federal workforce in 2011 but com-prise only 30 percent of Senior Executive Service positions, according to EEOC fig-ures from 2011. Those are high-level fed-eral managers who serve just below presi-dential appointees. Women hold about 38 percent of GS-14 and GS-15 positions, the top pay scales in the main federal pay system. The report recommends that federal agencies set up formal mentoring pro-grams and monitor how effective they are in increasing opportunities for women. “It’s fair to say that women do fare better in the federal workforce compared to the private sector based on anecdotal evidence, studies and data, but advance-ments still need to be made,” said David B. Grinberg, spokesman for the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations. Grinberg said women generally are better paid and attain higher positions in the federal sector because of the government’s extensive equal opportunity program. The report was prepared by a working group of federal equal employment oppor-tunity directors and government program managers charged with helping increase employment for underrepresented groups. Federal officials also heard from advocacy groups including Federally Employed Women, the Equal Rights Center and Blacks in Government. The report cited a series of other challenges for women: — Women are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in the federal work-force. In 2012, women held only 31 per-cent of information technology posts, 32 percent of positions in natural resources management and biological science and 15 percent of engineering and architec-ture positions. Report recommendations include awarding scholarships to undergraduate students seeking degrees in math and science and pairing employees with mentors. — Men and women in the federal government do not earn the same average salary. Women earn about 89 cents for every dollar a man earns, though the pay gap is worse for female blacks, Hispanics and other minori-ties. That’s still better than the private sector, though, where women earn about 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. — Gender biases and stereotypes about women still seep into in employment deci-sions in the federal sector. “There is a ste-reotypical perception that women should be in traditional female positions such as clerical, nursing and teaching positions,” the report found. It recommends more training so employees can become aware of their “unconscious biases” toward women. — Women have a general perception that federal agencies lack commitment to helping women attain equal opportunities in the workplace. ‘I’m walkin’ here!’ NYC turns sour during holidaysBy JAKE PEARSONAssociated PressNEW YORK — For sharp-elbowed New Yorkers accustomed to walking where they need to go at a big-city pace, the holi-day season is hardly the most wonderful time of the year. An estimated 5 million tourists who flock to the city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the bright lights of Times Square and the Empire State Building often clog the sidewalks in an agonizingly slow pro-cession that grates at locals and turns them into sidewalk Scrooges. “They’re like the walking dead, real slow,” griped Dennis Moran, 46, a fire safety officer at a building in Times Square and a native New Yorker. “They have this unnatural habit of stopping in the middle of the sidewalk.” It’s not that these Grinches don’t like the visitors; they just want them to use a little sidewalk etiquette. Among the big-gest complaints: They stop in their tracks to take pictures. They stroll side by side in a sidewalk-blocking line. And worst of all, said Jose Francis, a caterer from Brooklyn who works in midtown Manhattan, they like to discuss group plans smack-dab in the middle of the sidewalk. “They’re walking then they look, they stand there and then, ‘boom,’ you run right into them,” he fumed. “They don’t pay attention. New Yorkers, we’re walking brisk. We keep it moving.” Every year at this time, Bronx-born Macy’s shoe salesman Henry Vega said he has to double down on his resolve to maneuver sidewalks full of shopping-bag carrying, picture-taking, map-holding tourists. “I tell them, ‘New York is a fast-paced town; we get up in the morning and we get on the go, and 24 hours isn’t enough,’” said Vega, 54, as he noshed on a slice of pizza, standing, between shifts. “They tell me, ‘You guys are always in a rush.’” Vega’s trick for navigating the holidaytime sidewalks of New York? “I already know I’m going to zigzag,” he said. “Sometimes I walk in the street.” But tourists say it’s no walk in the park for them, either. Joanie Micksy, 47, was visiting New York with her 17-year-old daughter Sarah last week from their home in Greenville, Pa., when she received a not-so-gentle reminder that she was in somebody’s way. “She just said, ‘Excuse me,’ but in a totally snotty way,” Micksy said as she waited at a Times Square intersection to look up directions on her phone. “She said it like I got in her way on purpose. Like that was my goal when I got up this morning.” In 2010, an improv group disguised as city transportation workers used chalk to divide a sidewalk in two, leaving the right lane open for speed-walking New Yorkers, and the left for picture-taking tourists. The video went viral. At Rockefeller Center, site of the 76foot tall Christmas tree, companies with offices in the building annually urge their employees to avoid the outdoors when exiting during the nationally televised tree lighting earlier this month — suggesting they escape to the subway system via an underground concourse level. Shawn Hicks, 26, a courier from Brooklyn who works in Manhattan, said that while kvetching about the ambula-tory annoyances of the holiday season was every New Yorker’s right, he didn’t think it was necessarily just. “If you’re touring another country, what are you going to do?” he asked of his fel-low locals. “So it’ll take you 10 seconds longer, so what?” But Moran dismissed the Kumbaya approach and suggested tourists take note before venturing into the concrete jungle. “Watch the locals,” he said. “Learn from the locals.” New Mexico Christmas: Luminarias and processionsThe Associated PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state’s cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo and Mexican influences are seen year-round in everything from architec-ture to food. But the Christmas season offers additional ways to experience this unique heritage. Hallmarks of the holiday include the luminaria and farolito traditions. These candles, usually placed in paper bags weighted with sand, look like lanterns and are carried in nighttime processions or lined up along streets, driveways or rooftops to create a display. Luminaria can also refer to a bonfire, while the term farolito is more likely to be heard in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico than in Albuquerque. And while fir, balsam and pine perfume the air at Christmas in other parts of the country, here it’s the scent of burning juniper and pinon. Many places in New Mexico host annual events Christmas Eve and Christmas Day centered around the luminaria tradition. The main plazas of both Albuquerque and Santa Fe are decorated with thousands of luminarias. Albuquerque offers walking tours of luminaria displays on Christmas Eve — — while Santa Fe hosts a procession called Las Posadas — — which tells the story of Jesus. Spectators gather with candles in the city’s historic plaza to watch the parade, which is followed by a “Christmas at the Palace” event at Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors. This event includes Hispanic, Anglo and Native traditions, from caroling to Native dances to an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Midnight Christmas Mass is held at the nearby Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi. In Santa Fe’s Canyon Road area, known for art galleries and studios, there’s also a farolito walk on Christmas Eve, with busi-nesses around the neighborhood offer-ing hot cider, hot chocolate and posole, a hearty soup that’s traditional around Christmas, The 19th century gunman Billy the Kid was put on trial in 1881 in the Las Cruces area. Today you won’t find outlaws here, but the Plaza at Old Mesilla will be lined with luminarias on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas, the historic, opulent Double Eagle Saloon hosts a feast.