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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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Gov. Bush appoints Johnson as new circuit court judge

Cuba-native has
been practicing
law since.1981.
Gov. Jeb Bush has appointed
Leandra "Lily" Johnson as the
newest judge, to sit on the
Third Judicial Circuit bench.

Bush called Johnson on
Tuesday morning and told her
of the appointment. Johnson
was one of four candidates hop-
ing to fill the newly-created
Johnson, who was born in
Cuba, but is now a Lake City
resident, is the first woman to
be named as a circuit court
judge for the Third Judicial
Circuit. She has been

practicing law since 1981.
"I learned about the appoint-
ment Tuesday morning," she
said. "I'm very honored and
very humbled by the appoint-
ment. The governor himself
called me. I was not expecting
that call. I've been told that he's
always the one that calls for a
judicial appointment."
Johnson, 51, worked as a
prosecutor for the State

Office for 17
years - two
years with
the Eighth
J udici al
Circuit in
and 15 years
with the Third Judicial Circuit.
The first 17 years of her career,
she handled criminal cases and

was even head of the Lake City
State Attorney's Office. In
1998, she went into private
practice dealing with family law
and general litigation. She has
also been the Columbia School
District's board of education
attorney since May 2003...
There are 20 judicial circuits
in Florida and the Third
Judicial Circuit is comprised of
seven counties - Columbia,

Hamilton, Dixie, Madison,
Lafayette, Suwannee and
Taylor and has six circuit
judges. Johnson has not been
told where her office will be
located within the circuit.
"As a judge in the Third
Judicial Circuit, my jurisdiction
will be over seven counties and
I am ready to go to work where
JUDGE continued on 8A

Metrick to take

reins at Summers

Elementary School

New leader brings
20 years of experience
to principal position.

Summers Elementary School
students and staff will have a new
principal when the second
semester begins in January 2006.
Terri Little Metrick; a veteran
educator with 20 years experience,
will be the new Summers
Elementary School principal.
The Columbia School District
board of education approved the
recommendation for Metrick as the
principal last week on its consent
Metrick becomes the school's
third principal and replaces Art

Holliday, who had been the
school's principal for more than
20 years and retired Wednesday
after working 361/2 years as an
Prior to being named as the
school's principal, Metrick had
been an assistant

County resident,
Metrick is a fifth-
generation Metrick
C o l u m b i a
County native.
"I'm excited about being the new
principal at Summers Elementary
School," said Metrick, who has
been a school district administrator
METRICK continued on 8A

Marketing company

nets $35,000 grant

Original Florida, Inc.
gets money for
"remarkable success."

The Original Florida, Inc., a
regional tourism marketing compa-
ny, that covers Columbia and sur-
rounding counties, was awarded a
$35,000 Regional Rural
Development Grant.
The Original Florida, Inc. covers
Columbia, Dixie, Gadsden,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison,
Suwannee, Taylor and Union
In 2003, Gov. Jeb Bush declared
this region one of Florida's three
Rural Areas of Critical Economic
Concern. The program provides
rural designated areas with greater

access to the state's economic
incentive programs.
"The Original Florida, Inc., has
achieved remarkable success in
promoting tourism and recreation'
in the region," Bush said in a state-
ment. "The expansion of nature-
based and heritage tourism is an
important component of the
region's strategic economic plan,
and this grant will serve as a strate-
gic tool to help them meet their
The Original Florida, Inc., has
served as a regional tourism devel-
opment organization since 1998,
developing and promoting tourism
opportunities such as the region's
lakes, creeks, .rivers, forests,
wildlife, as well as heritage events,
small towns and landmarks.
'The Original Florida is extreme-
ly proud to have been awarded this
staff grant," said Harvey Campbell,
GRANT continued on 8A


Church members reenact the nativity scene outside Bethel United Methodist Church off U.S. 41 South. Small crowds
gathered in front of the nativity and passing cars got a view of the scene Tuesday evening.

Faith comes alive

Local church
shows holiday
season's spirit.

T he only thing
missing was the
camel. Bethel
United Methodist
Church aimed to
show Tuesday night that the
meaning of
Christmas is "It's n
still alive as the
congregation remind
hosted the first the true
night of its live of the
manger scene
in front of itsKen
church on U.S. Bethel
41 Sputh. Bethel United
41 Sputh.
Rainbow the P
horse and
Eyore the
chomped on hay as church
participants made
last-minute costume adjust-
ments and took their places
in front of the white stable at
approximately 6 p.m.
'They're having a cookout
in Jerusalem tonight?" one
woman joked as she walked
past hot dogs on the grill on
her way to the stable.
Elaine Denmark's
8-year-old granddaughter,
Zoey, stood to the left of the

manger with three other :
angels, all wearing wings on
their backs and glittering
silver halos above their
"I think we're here to take
a stand and say 'Merry
Christmas,'" Denmark said.
"I think it's a lesson for these
children to grow up and
share this."
Tammy Grosskopf, 34, was
draped in pink cloth as she
knelt in the hay cradling a
baby doll to

Jesus. Three
wisemen -
dressed in
red, green
and purple -
stood behind
her and three
stood next to
Rainbow and
As the stars

Rachel Polk (foreground), 9, and Rachel Straight, 8,
play angels in the live nativity scene.

neant to
people of
e meaning
Methodist Church

came out, the crowd grew
bigger and every few
minutes a car drove by to
admire the elaborate
costumes. A new cast of
church members took center
stage as characters every
30 minutes.
The church hosted the
nativity scene for the first
time this year because the
community doesn't often get

NATIVITY continued on 8A

E i .. Cheney calls for expanded presidential powers

U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney gives an
interview after a tour of the 212th MASH unit in
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan on Tuesday.

Vice President wants
"strong and robust"
powers for Bush.
Associated Press
President Dick Cheney on
Tuesday called for "strong and

robust" presidential powers, say-
ing executive authority was erod-
ed during the Watergate and
Vietnam eras. Some lawmakers
objected that President Bush's
decision to spy on Americans to
foil terrorists showed he was flex-
ing more muscle than the
Constitution allows.
The revelations of Bush's four-
year-old order approving domestic

surveillance without court war-
rants has spurred a fiery debate
over the balance of power between
the White House, Congress and
the judiciary.
"I believe in a strong, robust
executive authority and I think
that the world we live in demands
it," Cheney said.
"I would argue that the actions
that we've taken there are totally

appropriate and consistent with
the constitutional authority of the
president. ... You know, it's not an
accident that we haven't been hit
in four years," the vice president
said, speaking with reporters on
Air Force Two en route from
Pakistan to Oman.
On Capitol Hill, senators from
POWERS continued on 8A

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/ Stefani expecting her first child

Gwen Stefani

Spears suing Us for
$20 Million
Spears has filed a $20 million
libel lawsuit against Us
Weekly, charging the
celebrity magazine published
a false story reporting she
and husband Kevin Federline
had made a sex tape and were
worried about its release.
The lawsuit, filed Monday,
seeks $10 million in libel
damages and $10 million for
misappropriating the
24-year-old pop singer's name
and image to promote sales. It
also seeks unspecified

* Actor Ed Nelson is 77.
* Talk show host Phil
Donahue is 70.
* Movie director John
Avildsen is 70.
* Actress Jane Fonda is 68.
* Actor Larry Bryggman is
* Singer Carla Thomas is
* Musician Albert Lee is 62.
* Conductor Michael Tilson
Thomas is 61.
* Actor Samuel L. Jackson is
57.' .

NEW YORK - Gwen Stefani,
nominated for five Grammy Awards
including album of the year for
"Love.Angel.Music.Baby.," is pregnant
with her first child, according to Us
The 36-year-old pop star and Gavin
Rossdale, 38, were married three
years ago. The baby is due in June,
the magazine reported Tuesday.
"We are delighted," Us Weekly
quotes Rossdale's father, Douglas, as
saying. Stefani's mother, Patti, also
reportedly confirmed the pregnancy

punitive damages.
"We have a very credible
source and we stand by our
story," Us Weekly spokesman
Alex Dudley said Tuesday in
a statement.
According to the lawsuit,
the article was published
Oct. 17 in the magazine's
"Hot Stuff' column and
claimed that Spears and
Federline feared the release
of a secret sex tape, which
they had viewed with their
estate planning lawyers.
The article stated that
Spears gave a copy of the tape
to the lawyers on Sept. 30 and.
that she and her husband
were "acting goofy the whole

* Movie producer Jeffrey
Katzenberg is 55.
* Singer Betty Wright is 52.
* Tennis star Chris Evert is
* Actress Jane Kaczmarek is
* Country singer Lee Roy
Parnell is 49.
* Entertainer Jim Rose is 49.
* Actor-comedian Ray
Romano is 48.
* Country singer Christy
Forester (The Forester Sisters)
is 43.

time" while watching
Don Ho return
home after sui
who had an experime
heart procedure in Tl
earlier this month, ha
returned home to Ho
"He is continuing h
and recuperation at a
undisclosed location,'
Hawaiian crooner's pi
,Donna Jung, said Mo
"We're delighted to so
his health is improving
The 75-year-old Ho

to the magazine.
An e-mail from The Associated
Press to Stefani's representative
wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.
Rossdale has a 16-year-old daughter,
Daisy Lowe, from his relationship with
fashion designer Pearl Lowe. He
discovered he was the father in
2004 after taking a DNA test.
"Love.Angel.Music.Baby." is
Stefani's first solo album. It
includes one of the biggest
songs of the year, "Hollaback

the for his signature tune, 'Tiny
,, Bubbles," underwent a new
Streatmertt on Dec. 6 that
hasn't been approved in the
rgery United States. It involves
multiplying stem cells taken
on Ho, from his blood and injecting
:ntal them into his heart in hopes
hailand of strengthening the organ.
s He was among the first
nolulu. patients selected for the
us rest VesCell adult stem cell

'the therapy.
Ho, who has entertained
publicist, Hawaiian tourists for more
nday. than four decades, has
ly that suffered from heart problems
Lg for about a year.,
,known 0 Associated Press.

Thought for Today

"The time will come when Winter
will ask us:'What were you doing
all the Summer?"'

- Bohemian proverb



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Boy, 11, killed in
carjacking attempt
11-year-old boy was fatally
shot in an attempted
carjacking as his 16-year-old
sister drove him home from a
family gathering, police said.
Damian Hughes, a
fourth-grade honor student,
was shot several times
Monday and was then ejected
from the vehicle as the girl
sped away and crashed a few
blocks later.
Police were looking for two
or three masked young men
in the shooting, who they
believe may also be
responsible for another
slaying about 30 minutes
Gerald Matthews, 35, was
fatally shot, and a 25-year-old
woman was grazed by a
bullet after robbers
approached the Nissan
Sentra they were in.
In each case, police said
masked men surprised the
,victims by walking up to their
vehicles, opening fire and
Jacksonville carjackings
have surpassed the 169
reported last year, and could



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top 200 by year's end,
authorities said.

UF honors
ex-Herald publisher
Miami Herald publisher
David Lawrence Jr. is being
honored by the University of
Florida, which is naming its
new endowed professorship
on early childhood studies
after him.
The David Lawrence Jr.
Endowed Professorship in
Early Childhood Studies was
funded by more than
$1 million in private gifts
from more than 80 people
and groups, the school
announced Tuesday.
Lawrence, a UF graduate,
is the president of The Early
Childhood Initiative
Foundation, which promotes
prekindergarten education.
He retired from the Herald in
"Naming this professorship
after David Lawrence honors
the contribution of one of the
University of Florida's most
accomplished graduates and
a prominent national
advocate for the early
childhood school-readiness

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movement," university
President Bernie Machen
Lawrence said he is
"deeply grateful to those who
contributed to the chair
because they believe in the
cause as well as in me."

Four killed in
Fort Myers crash
people, including at least
three teens, were killed when
their Honda crossed the
median of a busy road and
crashed into two other cars,
authorities said. Three of the
occupants were thrown onto
the roadway.
Killed in the 6 p.m. crash
Monday on U.S. 41 were
Danielle Lynn Sanford, 18,
Miguel Serrano Jr., 17, and
David Matthew Gibbs, 16, all
of Cape Coral. The name of
the fourth victim was not
released pending notification
of next of kin.
The driver of the 1999
four-door Honda, Kristien
Rodriguez, 18, of Cape Coral,
was seriously injured and
airlifted to a hospital, the
Florida Highway Patrol said.
The southbound Honda
was speeding when it
suddenly crossed the
concrete and grass median,
FHP Capt. Terry Davis said
Tuesday. A witness said the
Honda veered out of control
when it was cut off in traffic.
The Honda struck a Nissan
Altima in the northbound
lane and began to overturn,
Davis said. Its undercarriage
was then hit by a northbound
Chrysler Pacifica.
The driver of the Altima
and his twin daughters were
taken to a hospital with minor
injuries. Nobody in the
Pacifica was hurt.
"It happened so fast," said
witness Chase Garrett, 18.
"There was a big boom,
smoke everywhere and cars
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Celebrity Birthdays

Page Editor: S. Michael Manley,'754-0429

Page Editor: Chris Bednar, 754-0404 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2005

Students celebrate during Chris
By TONY BRITT very special," she said. "Itfs dif- FCAT with the T-shirts, we and Stephen Jones, were at the ferent from the previous year decided we would just com- school on Tuesday as the stu-
Sbecause it's a combination of bine it and make sure every dents got their bicycles. About
The cafeteria at Niblack our Florida Comprehensive child would have those 40 bicycles where given to
Elementary was buzzing with Assessment Test celebration T-shirts along with the gifts students as a result of the
excitement Tuesday morning and making sure that all stu- supplied." event.
as students sat through their dents at Niblack have a Smith said Chris Fuimano, "Just looking at the smiles
last few hours of school for the Christmas gift. We've ensured finance manager at Hopkins on the kids faces makes it
calendar year. that by the sponsors in our Motor Company, was worth it all," said Stephen
While the students may community, as well as the instrumental in getting other Jones, who works at Eddie
have been excited about faculty and staff from Niblack." car dealerships involved in Accardi Chevrolet.
getting out of class until 2006, As part of the Christmas at providing the bicycles for the "The best part of this is just
their attention was focused on Niblack Celebration, all of event. being able to give and being
the cafeteria stage., the 'school's 310 students "We've been trying to push here to see the smile on kids
The stage is where school received at least one Christmas this for the last three years," faces," added Emerson.
employees, Deborah Hill, Terri gift and during the program, Fuimano said. "I usually look "Christmas is time for giving
Watson, Yevette Winton, Alyce several of the students were to these guys when its and we just wanted to let them
Welder, Kathy Balkcom and even given bicycles. . Christmas time and try to do. (students) know we appreciate
Charyll Bradley had been Smith said school officials something good for the kids. them from the whole
transformed and were acting decided to host the event to This year it actually turned out community."
as Santa's helpers for the make sure all students had a really good and it made the "I've been very appreciative
school's annual Christmas at Christmas present. kids smile and made a lot of of the community response to
Niblack program. "Every year we realize some kids happy. It's something this program," Smith said. "I'm
Narrie Smith, Niblack of our children might not have we're going to try to continue not surprised with the.commu-
Elementary School principal, a Christmas and we wanted to for the next 10 years. It's all nity response, because we
said Tuesday's event marked make sure that they do," she about the kids." have a very loving and sup-
the second year the program said. "Because we have been Fuimano, along with other portive community, but I am
was taking place at the school. sponsored by the community representatives from car very thankful for what they
"Christmas at Niblack is and the superintendent for the dealerships, Byron Emerson have given."

tmas at Niblack


Party highlights the

spirit of the season

tbritt@lakecityreporter. com
Columbia High School
students recently shared their
Christmas spirit with younger
students from around the
The annual Columbia High
School Beta Club Christmas
Party for Kids in Need took
place last Wednesday with the
high school students celebrat-
ing holiday cheer with the
younger children.
"We contact guidance coun-
selors from the elementary
schools around the county
and they choose children that
are in need of Christmas that
slipped through the cracks
and won't have a Christmas
unless somebody helps them
out," said Sonya Westberry,
Columbia High School BETA
club sponsor.
She said several of the
Columbia High School clubs
sponsored up to five children
for the event and raised
money and had gifts for the
'The children enjoy Santa
Claus being here and getting
the gifts," Westberry said.
This year, the party benefit-
ed 68 students from the
community - as more than
20 Columbia High School
clubs helped to sponsor
children for the event.

"In the. midst of all this, we
learned one of the children
was awaiting a liver trans-
plant," she said. "At the end of
the party, this little boy was
very upset because he forgot
to thank Santa Claus. He was
too young to write and I wrote
a short thank-you note and he
signed it with a smiley-face. I
later found out that was the
young man waiting for the
liver transplant."
The party atmosphere and
number of gifts was increased
because the school's band and
chorus contributed a donation
to the event.
'We knew the school was
working hard to collect money
for the party, and they were
running short, so the band
and chorus decided at their
Christmas concert to collect
money at the end," said Joe
Adkins, Columbia High
School band director.
"We talked to the audience
about the situation of the kids
and it's the season to give ...
and as the audience exited
they dropped the money into
the tubas. It was $900. We
decided to give back to the
community, not in just music,
but also helping to raise funds
for these kids that would not
normally have a Christmas."
"In turn, we bought more
gifts for each of the children,"
Westberry said.

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Class of 1941 Christmas party
CHS Class of 1941 had it's annual Christmas dinner at Lois
Registers house on Dec. 14. Those who attended were (from left)
Ed Bedenbaugh, Merle Koon, Mable Wolford, Mozelle Tompkins,
Bobbie Sue Blanton, Hazel Hancock, Leila Jones and Lois

Somebody Thinks Santa
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Seat belt and safety seat demonstration today

The Florida Highway Patrol
and Columbia County Sheriff's
Office are upgrading their
child safety seat program and
allowing residents of Columbia
County the chance to learn
how to install the seats
"Deputy David Green (of the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office) and I will teach the
class," said Lt. Mike
Burroughs, public information
officer for Troop B of the
Florida Highway Patrol. 'We'll
let the those in the class to
watch a video on installing the
seats correctly. Afterwards,
they could have either brought
a safety seat, from home or
purchase one from SafeKids."
The seats will be $15 for the
first seat and $45 for each
additional seat.
After the class is finished,
Burroughs and Green will
allow the students to take the
safety seats to their cars and
install them themselves.
"If installed correctly, David
and I will sign off on it,"
Burroughs said. "If not, they

TROY ROBERTS / Lake City Reporter
Columbia County Sheriffs Deputy David Green (left) and Lt. Mike
Burroughs of the Florida Highway Patrol demonstrate the proper
way to place a child in a safety seat Tuesday afternoon.

get to try again."
The old system allowed
parents or concerned citizens
to attend the class and watch
Burroughs explain how to
install a seat. After the pro-
gram, Burroughs would install
the seat for them. . ,
One of the reasons for the
change in format is the many
attending the class would not
remember how to correctly

install the seats if removed.
"During this time of year,
many are removing the safety
seats to make room for
Christmas items in the back
seats of their cars," Burroughs
said. "The problem is, many
,don't remember how to install,
the seats properly. Hopefully
this new format of class will
help people learn, and in turn,
they can teach others how to

install them."
The classes are free and will
be offered once a month at
either the Columbia County
Sheriff's Operations Center on
U.S. 90 East or the Florida
Highway Patrol Troop B
Headquarters on Duval Street.
.Anyone can attend.
"We prefer to have people
sign up in advance on the
SafeKids Web site or by
phone," Green said. "However,
people can just show up at the
Green said the courses will
last between one and two
hours, depending on the class
The first class is on Jan. 10 at
the Columbia County Sheriff's
Operation Center. It will begin'
at 10 a.m.
"You have to have a heart for
children (to teach this class),"
Burroughs said. "This is some-
thing done in addition to nor-
mal duties. We're glad Sheriff
Gootee is allowing deputies to.
be certified and serve in the
For more information on
SafeKids, visit


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.

Monday, Dec. 19
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
* Krissena M. Brown, 24,
238 SW Gremlin Way, warrant:
violation of probation on
charges of neglect of child.
* Daniel Lee Kincaid, 19,
404 SE 218th, Old Town,
warrant: violation of probation

on charges of robbery while
armed and aggravated battery.
* Darrell Reed, 22, 384 SW
Tompkins Loop, warrant:
violation of probation on
charges of robbery.
* Melissa Kay Tabb, 29,
Terrace Inn, Room 110,
warrant: violation of probation
on charges of third-degree
grand theft.
Lake City
Police Department
* Kevin Dale Register, 45,
287 SW Jennifer Court,
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon.
* Samuel Earl Hollie, 33,
535 NW Moore Road, Lot 1,
five counts of habitually driving

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005




in area

Last Tuesday's "visitor" who
started a meth-lab fire at the
Super 8 Motel at the
Fort White exit on 1-75 was
traveling through our region
with all the wrong intentions. But, it's
another example of how easily crystal
methamphetamine can infiltrate our
Law enforcement personnel say it's
already here to an extent. It continues
to grow in popularity with junkies and
those unfortunate souls who quickly
become addicted to what is a collection
of poison cleaning supplies boiled away
into a deadly dust.
It's a growing problem that we cannot
tolerate. If a carload of meth and a
determined pusher got burned in a
motel room here, we must all come to
the realization that meth is a distinctive
possibility around us.
One thing that makes it so appealing
to drug dealers is that it's easy to make
from easy-to-obtain ingredients. For a
determined thug, the profit margin is
It's also quick to manufacture and get
on the streets.'
In other areas of the country -
notably the Midwest and Mid-South -
meth addictions and arrests are at the
top of the crime report. It's almost at
epidemic stages.
We don't want that to happen here.
We can't allow this to occur.
Educate yourself and your neighbors
for the signs of crystal
methamphetamine presence and
production. Tal:k with law enforcement.
Learn how to properly identify
suspicious behavior.
Let's keep meth out of our area
before it gets a strong foothold.


Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the
355th day of 2005. There are 10 days left
in the year. Winter arrives at 1:35 p.m.
Eastern time.
* On Dec. 21, 1620, Pilgrims aboard
the Mayflower went ashore for the first time
at present-day Plymouth, Mass.
* In 1804, British statesman Benjamin
Disraeli was born in London.
* In 1898, scientists Pierre and Marie
Curie discovered the radioactive element
* In 1914, the firstfeature-length silent
film comedy, "Tillie's Punctured Romance,"
was released.

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Threats come from all directions

should quit his
legally unauthorized
eavesdropping on
Americans, and no
one should argue, as some
conservatives have, that there
is an understanding buried
deep in the Constitution that
grants him the privilege of
doing whatever he darned well
pleases if we are involved in a
This understanding is buried
so deep that, to detect it, you
have to go into a trance-like
state of imagining that
constitutional language implies
meanings contrary to what that
language actually states. Give it
up, friends.
But the leftists who are
contending this abridgement of
law is the final proof of Bush's
disregard of civil liberties
ought to grant, for starters, that
listening to an al-Qaida terrorist
abroad during a conversation
with someone over here may
very well have paid national-
security dividends. Then, out of
respect for intellectual integrity,
they ought to concede that the
anti-liberty enthusiasm of
many of their fellow leftists
have far less justification and
pose far more a threat to the
American way of life.
The eavesdropping, after all,
would have been permissible
had the president found a way
to have Congress legalize it
without signaling the enemy or
had lived with the difficulties of
judicial review. Neither has he
gone so far astray in his
advocacy of the Patriot Act as
some contend. It consists
mostly of perfectly reasonable,
well-advised, rights-benign
grants of law-enforcement
power, with a major exception:
national security letters.
These are devices under
which the FBI can obtain
extensive information about


Jay Ambrose

you or me or anyone at
financial institutions - which
are so broadly defined as to
include just about everything
but your local McDonald's, and
maybe that - without first
going to a court. There need be
no allegation that you were a
terrorist, and the institution
may not blab a word about the
investigation to anyone. Last
year press reports tell us,
30,000 of these letters were
issued. That's too much Big
Brother for me.
"Big Brother," by the way, is
a phrase introduced as
meaning endlessly intrusive,
prying government by George
Orwell in his novel, "1984."
Another word he introduced in
that great book was
doublethinkk," which means
believing a thing and its
opposite simultaneously, as
manyliberals do on the subject
of free speech. They insist that
through the Campaign Finance
Act that limits political speech,
they further political speech. It
is a transparently goofy
position, endorsed by the likes
of Common Cause, a do-good
group that does much bad. The
First Amendment may know no
enemy greater than this act,
though several are in the
One is the insistence that
some speech, namely
"commercial" speech, isn't
really speech of the kind that
deserves protection. The
Supreme Court does now say
that commercial speech should

be protected as long as it is not
misleading, but opinions are of
a nature that seldom allows
final, definitive judgments
about whether they are
misleading. To see how absurd
this rule is, imagine saying that
political opinions are legal only
as long as they are not
misleading, and then look at
the Nike case. Nike tried to
defend itself from charges that
it was exploiting foreign labor
in the manufacture of its shoes,
but was sued and found in
violation of law by lower courts.
The Supreme Court refused to
hear the case. Nike later settled
by paying $1.5 million to a
nonprofit labor group.
The left is more a foe of
commercial speech than the
right, but both left and right
have joined forces on occasion
in restricting the speech rights
of people on broadcast TV and
radio through the
government's licensing powers.
Those clearly unconstitutional
powers used to be excused
because airwaves are limited
and supposedly belong to the
public, but given the advent of
cable and satellite
transmissions, that's a joke.
Some leftists nevertheless want
to bring back the "fairness
doctrine" to reduce the
presence of conservative radio
talk-show hosts.
None of what I've said is
meant to excuse Bush, but it is
meant to tell you that many of
his critics are either blithering
hypocrites or wouldn't know a
real civil-rights issue if it bit
them on the nose. It's meant to
do something else, as well: to
say that people who really care
about their rights being run
over ought to look both left and
right before they cross the

* Jay Ambrose is a columnist
living in Colorado.


Totally wrong on circuit-judge issue

To the Editor:
I'm writing in response to
your editorial, "County Needs
More Court Representation,"
Dec. 14, that makes the argu-
ment that the newly created cir-
cuit judgeship should be filled
in Columbia County, and osten-
sibly, by a Columbia County
Your position is flawed for a
variety of reasons. A "Circuit"
judge, as the name implies, is
intended to hear cases through-
out the entire circuit. As indicat-
ed in your editorial, here in the
Third Circuit that means seven
counties. To say that there is a
need for a "strong Columbia
County presence" misses the
point entirely. There can be
such presence by a judge locat-
ed in another county if that
judge fulfills the job duties and
"rides the circuit." The Chief:
Circuit judge determines where
a particular Circuit judge hears
cases. Judges are periodically
rotated so, at least in theory,
they are to hear cases in all
seven counties in the Circuit.

While that may have originally
been intended to keep a judge
busy in this sparsely populated,
rural area, it now serves the
secondary purpose of avoiding
alliances with attorneys and liti-
gants while providing judges to
hear cases in a timely fashion.
Of course, the reality does
not always match the intent.
The way that the rotations
occur tends to keep the judges
in their own backyard. As an
attorney who practices primari-
ly in Madison, Taylor and Dixie
Counties, I rarely see any of the
three Circuit judges based in
Columbia County. For whatever
reason, they are simply not
assigned to this end of the
Circuit. The same is probably
true for Columbia County -
that they scarcely see the
Circuit judges based in Live
Oak, Perry or Jasper.
So contrary to your assertion
that Columbia County is not
guaranteed this new appoint-
ment and "that is wrong," what
is truly wrong is the entire
system of judicial nominating

appointment and assignment
after appointment. Rather than
being concerned with county
"representation," the citizens of
this circuit should be con-
cerned about appointing judges
that are experienced, knowl-
edgeable, fair and impartial.
When a client sits across from
me at my desk, they don't care if
the judge is from Timbuktu.
They just want a quick hearing,
a judge that knows the law and
will not be aligned with the
parties or attorneys so that
fairness and equity prevail.
In the political scheme of
things, judges are nonpartisan.
They do not represent citizens;
they "represent" the constitu-
tion and the rule of law. Judges
should be intelligent enough to
know the law and strong
enough to follow it. Despite
your provincial view, I think you
would agree'that a judge based
in any of the seven counties
could, and should, do just that.
Angela M. Ball


Dear Santa,

I wish for


Since it's the season of good tidings,
joy and special gifts, let me throw
some fruitcake into the daily grind
that by now is moving at break-neck
speed as we quickly approach
Christmas Day.
Here's a wish list for Columbia County,
things I would like to see develop here that
would benefit all of the county's residents.
Santa, please pay attention.
1. Abolish the county commissioners'
discretionary funds. Yes, drain the $50,000
slush fund each of them have at their disposal
and return it to
the general
fund. I hate to
flick a fly in the
egg nog right
out of the gate,
but come on, if
morey is to be
spent by the Todd Wilson
county, then Phone: (386) 754-0428
let's hear those
requests in an
open meeting, rather than allow each county
commissioner to write checks in the shadows.
2. Could city and county government
please get along. Both groups give lip service
to the fact and they are trying, but attend a joint
committee on anything the two are working
toward and the tension is thick. Behind each
other's backs, players from both sides express
concern about the conduct of the other.
Let's all work and play well together in the
upcoming new year.
3. Consider consolidation. Once again,
the topic is out in the open. A healthy
discussion about the pros and cons of
consolidation would be a good idea.
Influential parties at both city hall and the
courthouse already are whispering about it.
So why not go ahead and organize a meeting?
4. Fewer meetings. In case you haven't
Kept close watch on any public agency during
the past few months, groups in this county -
both elected and volunteer - love to meet.
Meetings are fine when there's a defined
purpose and work gets done. Let's be a little
more efficient than in the past.
5. Best wishes for continued downtown
growth. Too many cities our size have lost the
charm and vitality of a downtown area. We
have a strong pulse that, with a little work,
can be built into something very special
around the courthouse square and Olustee
6. Less pollution in our coveted
springs and groundwater supply. Only we
can stop this. Itfs a growing problem that
continues to expand at an alarming rate.
Think about water quality every time you
flush the toilet and pour a glass of water.
7. Target. It's at the top of everyone's
retail dream sheet. Oh, how this city needs a
Target. Build it anywhere in Lake City and we
will come.
We will disco dance in a circle, all the while
singing the Earth, Wind and Fire jingle that is
the background tune for the store's TV
commercials. We will dress in red and paint
bullseyes on our faces, just like the terrier
mascot. It would be Christmas all year long.
8. A quality bookstore. I'm not picky.
I don't need Brentano's, but would it be too
much to ask to land a Borders? Barnes &
Noble? A Books-A-Million? I would settle for a
Waldenbooks in the mall.
9. Best Buy. Circuit City. Toys "R" Us.
See where I'm going with this?
These are cool stores that would really jazz
up our retail scene. These not only would
dazzle those of us who live here, but would
cause others to stop and spend time in Lake
City and Columbia County. We could become
a destination.
Land one of these and we'll have them all
very soon, plus other upscale stores that we
can't even comprehend currently.
10. A stadium-seating movie complex.
Big screens. Blazing surround sound. Give us
somewhere we can relax and be dazzled,
somewhere we can eat a $10 box of popcorn
and rest up from all the shopping we're
planning on doing in these new stores.
11. Chili's. Outback Steakhouse. Olive
Garden. Panera Bread Company.
Pencil in your favorite restaurant, just bring
some additional quality to our offerings. Don't
misunderstand, we already have a very nice
selection of restaurants of both the chain
variety and the independently-owned eateries,
but in a similar situation as with retail, land
one or two of these and we will have
additional ones lined up to schedule ground
This is my wish list. Obviously, some of
these developments are beyond immediate
reach because of corporate population
requirements. We are very close to obtaining
some of the businesses on my list and having
some of the developments fall into place. I'm
excited about Lake City's future. Merry
* Todd Wilson is editor of the Lake City Reporter.


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Page Editor: Chris Bednar, 754-0404 LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2005

As fuel costs rise, households

get heat for the holiday

AP Business Writer

Sandy Turk learned her
81-year-old mother set her
thermostat at' a chilly
65 degrees to save money this
winter, she thought of the
perfect gift - though it's
about as much fun as a lump
of coal in the stocking.
Turk, 57, bought three
$50 gift certificates to help pay
her mother's natural gas bill.
"It's up to 68 now. It's very
pleasant," said her mother,
Phyllis Perry, who lives alone
on Social Security payments at
the Prairie du Sac home her
husband built in central
Perry said she's careful to
turn the thermostat down to
64 and close the drapes and
blinds when she goes to sleep
to keep the costly heat in; "You
have to watch your
pennies," she said.
Americans are doing every-
thing they can to save money
and keep each other warm
this winter, when natural gas
prices are expected to rise
38 percent, or $281 per house-
hold on average, according to
the federal Energy
Information Administration.
American Electric Power Co.,
the nation's largest power gen-
erator, said on Tuesday that it

Phyllis Perry (left) shows off three $50 gift certificates, Dec. 14, at
her home in Prairie du Sac, Wis., she received from her daughter,
Sandy Turk, that will help Perry offset her increased heating bill
this winter.

is increasing its earnings fore-
cast for 2005, citing higher
wholesale sales of power and
cold December temperatures.
Utilities across the north-
ern states are expecting a rise
in the purchase of energy gift
certificates as givers get
downright practical about the
"We anticipate that with the
higher energy prices this heat-
ing season, we may see the
most participants ever," said
spokeswoman Karmen
Wilhelm of Madison-based
Alliant Energy Corp., which
began its energy gift
certificate program in 2001.

So far this year, Alliant has
sold 280 certificates totaling
$19,760, compared to about
500 certificates a year for the
last five years. The company
serves some 400,000 natural
gas customers in Wisconsin,
Iowa and Minnesota.
'They're a great little stock-
ing stuffer, that's for sure,"
said Mike Donovan,
spokesman for Orange and
Rockland Utilities Inc., which
has 123,000 gas customers in
New York, New Jersey and
"Home heating costs for gas
customers are up about 40
percent. That prompts the

interest. People in New York
are very conscious about
But heating help is not just
for the hard-to-shop-for.
Social agencies say the
need for heating for the poor
has skyrocketed along with
the price of fuel.
In Wisconsin, the number
of people who applied for fed-
eral lump sum aid of around
$300 under the Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance
Program, jumped from 98,989
in fiscal 2000 to 162,379 in
fiscal 2005, said administrator
Tim Bruer.
i "What we're seeing is an
increase in elderly and work-
ing poor that are coming in
today, who because of their
pride in the past haven't come
forward, but who have no
place to turn now," Bruer
But funding for the pro-
gram has not kept pace with
inflation or increased
Federal disbursements
from the fund last year were
virtually unchanged at around
$1.9 billion since its start
1981, even though the cost of
living has doubled during the
same period and eligible
households have risen from
20 million to 35 million.

Bush opposes using hurricane tax to bail out Citizens

Associated Press

state received an $800 million
sales tax windfall from hurri-
cane reconstruction last year,
but Gov. Jeb Bush said
Tuesday that he's against
using any public dollars to
bail out the state-created
-insurer of last resort.
.Citizeri- Properity
Insurance 'Corp., :instead,
assessed all homeowners,
including those covered by
other companies, 6.8 percent
of their premiums this year to
cover a loss of more than
$500 million from the four
hurricanes that struck
Florida in 2004.
Another assessment, prob-
ably larger, is expected in
2006 due to more losses from
this year's storms, but the

figures have not yet been
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallagher, also a candi-
date for . the Republican
gubernatorial nomination in
2006, wants to use part of the
hurricane-related tax revenue
to cover Citizens' losses.
"It's money that wasn't
expected to come in,"
Gallagher said. "It's certainly
a'burden I believe we should
lift from the people."
Bush, who is forbidden by
the Florida Constitution from
seeking a third term, dis-
agreed during a news confer-
ence after signing a lobbyist
gift ban into law.
"I think that then puts the
state on the front line directly
responsible for insurance
losses," Bush said. '"That's
what the insurance compa-
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"The worst thing to do
would be to write a check
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any reform," Bush said.
"The policymakers need to
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VanguardAdmiral:500Adml SP 38,091 116.52 +0.5 +7.3/A +7.9/A NL 100,000
Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV 36,517 40.64 +1.8 +10.7/C +135.9/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: NPerAp GL 35,790 30.65 +2.7 +12.8/C +37.0/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,947 18.32 +0.5 +4.4/D +46.0/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc LC 31,527 34.72 0.0 +5.0/D +4.8/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Divlntl IL 31,025 32.16 +4.0 +19.0/B +61.9/A NL 2,500
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Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 26,818 63.32 +0.5 +15.1/B -4.8/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Eq Inc El 26,088 52.96 +0.7 +7.8/C +26.7/C NL 2,500
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Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL 23,628 82.73 +0.8 +7.5/B +66.9/A NL 2,500
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Frank/femp FrnkA:IncomAp MP 21,902 2.40 +0.7 +3.1/D +50.9/A 4.25 1,000
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Davis Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,903 33.91 +1.2 +12.8/A +29.0/A 4.75 1,000
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Shop with a cop
Shannon Campbell, 4, waits in the cart as Bobby Gunter with the
Anderson County Park Police loads her purchases, on Tuesday at
a Wal-Mart in Anderson, S.C. Shannon and her three sisters were
taking part in the annual 'Shop With A Cop' program, which gives
area underprivileged children a shopping spree for Christmas

Teen pleads guilty

after blog confession

Associated Press
TAVARES - An 18-year-old
passenger who caused a fatal
crash by pulling on the steer-
ing wheel pleaded guilty to
DUI manslaughter after
prosecutors discovered a
confession on his online blog.
Blake Ranking wrote "I did
it" on his journal
three days after the October
2004 crash that caused a
friend's death and left another
seriously injured. He had pre-
viously told investigators he
remembered nothing of the
crash and little of its
Blake was sitting in the back
seat as he and then-
17-year-old friends Jason
Coker and Nicole Robinette
left a party when he pulled the
steering wheel as a praiik,
causing the car to somersault
off the road.
His blood alcohol content
after the crash measured
0.185, more than double the
legal limit.
Robinette, who was driving
and had no trace? of drugs, or
alcohol in her system, was
seriously injured. Coker lay in


Teacher charged
with child
elementary school teacher
whose 11-year-old son twice
brought a loaded handgun to
school faces felony child
endangerment charges.
Linnea C. Holdren, 43, and
her son were both suspended
from Hunlock Creek
Elementary School, and the
boy faces an expulsion
hearing later this month,
officials said.
According to a police
affidavit, Holdren told
officers who offered to give
her a gun lock: "I can't lock
up his guns. They belong to
him, and he has a right to
use them whenever he wants
to use them."

Carl J. Johnson, Sr.
Carl J. Johnson, Sr., 66 passed away
Monday December 19, 2005 in the
Lake City Medical -
Center, Lake
City, Florida follow-
ing a long ill-
The Miami, Florida native moved to
Suwannee County in 1973 from Dq-
vie, FL., He was the owner and op-
erator of Johnson's Dozer Service
from 1973 to 1997. Mr. Johnson
served in the Army National Guard
and was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia
Johnson of Wellborn, FL., One
Daughter, Valerie Johnson of
Smithfield, NC., One-Step Daugh-
ter, Donna Carle of Pittsboro, NC.,
Two Sons, Carl J. Johnson, Jr., of
Branford, FL., and Bruce Johnson
of Cocoa, FL., One-Step Son, Steve
Carle of Battle Creek, MI., Two Sis-
ters, Jeannette Redman McClure of
Okeechobee, FL., Dorothy Harris of
Sebring, FL., One Brother, Jeffrey
Devaney of Friendship, WI., 11
Grandchildren and 25 Great Grand
Children also survive.
Graveside services will be conduct-
ed Wednesday December 21, 2005
at 1:00 PM in Union Baptist Church
Cemetery, O'Brien, FL., with Rev.
Mike Norman Officiating.
Branford is in charge of all arrange-
Obituaries are paid advertisements.
For details, call the Lake City
Reporter's classified department at

a coma at Orlando Regional
Medical Center until he died
Jan. 11.
"It was me who caused it. I
turned the wheel. I turned the
wheel that sent us off the road,
into the concrete drain ..."
Ranking wrote in the blog.
"How can I be fine when
everyone else is so messed
Ranking later retracted his
words, deleting them from the
blog and penning an
"People say I 'contradict'
myself since I 'already admit-
ting pulling the wheel.' I didn't
'ADMIT anything. I went on a
guilt trip, and I posted the
story that I WAS TOLD ...
Nicole told me I pulled the
wheel, I believed her," he
Still, the confession forced
him to plead guilty Monday to'
manslaughter charges. He
could have gotten 15 years in
prison, but defense lawyer
John Spivey and Assistant
State Attorney Julie Greenberg
recommended five years in
prison, 10 years of probation
and a permanent license


Federal judge rules 'intelligent

design' can't be taught in schools
By MARTHA RAFFAELE Jones decried thq "breath-

Associated Press

one of the biggest courtroom
clashes between faith and evo-
lution since the 1925 Scopes
Monkey Trial, a federal judge
barred a Pennsylvania public
school district Tuesday from
teaching "intelligent design" in
biology class, saying the con-
cept is creationism in disguise.
U.S. District Judge John E.
Jones delivered a stinging
attack on the Dover Area
School Board, saying its first-
in-the-nation decision in
October 2004 to insert intelli-
gent design into the science
curriculum violates the consti-
tutional separation of church
and state.
The ruling was a major
setback to the intelligent
design movement, which: is
also waging battles in Georgia
and Kansas. Intelligent design
holds that living organisms are
so complex that they must
have been created by some
kind of higher force.

taking inanity" of the Dover
policy and accused several
board members of lying to con-
ceal their true motive, which
he said was to promote
A six-week trial about the
issue yielded "overwhelming
evidence" establishing that
intelligent design "is a reli-
gious view, a mere re-labeling
of creationism, and not a scien-
tific theory," said Jones, a
Republican and a churchgoer
appointed to the federal bench
three years ago.
The school system said it
will probably not appeal the
ruling, because the members
who backed intelligent design
were ousted in November's
elections and replaced with a
new slate opposed to the
During the trial, the board
argued that it was trying
improve science education by
Exposing .students to alterna-
tives to Charles Darwin's theo-
ry of evolution and natural

A temporary worker scrapes off an evolution disclaimer sticker on
an Earth Science text book at Mabry Middle School in Cobb
County, Ga., May 24. Nearly seven months after schools in Cobb
County peeled off textbook stickers that called evolution a theory,
not a fact, a panel of federal appeals judges is set to reconsider
whether the disclaimers were unconstitutional.

The policy required
students to hear a statement
about intelligent design before
ninth-grade lessons on evolu-
tion. The statement said
Darwin's theory is "not a fact"
and has inexplicable "gaps." It
referred students to an intelli-
gent-design textbook, "Of
Pandas and People."
But the judge said: "We find

Marine shot to death sleeping in

Associated Press
CULLMAN, Ala. - Military
officials confirmed Tuesday
that a Marine from this north-
ern Alabama town was killed
by a "non-hostile" gunshot in
Iraq, a shot his family said was
fired to his head while while
sleeping inside his quarters in
The Defense Department, in
a brief statement, said the
death Friday of Cpl. Adam
R. Fales, 21, remains under
The circumstances of the
Marine's death have left the
Fales family frustrated as they
await the arrival of his body for
a burial around Christmas.
'The Marines came out to
my house Saturday morning
and told me my son was shot in

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the back of his head in his
secure barracks," his mother,
Glenda Fales, told The
Associated Press in a phone
interview Tuesday.
'"They said it was under
investigation and they won't
tell us anything else. We don't
know if it was accidental or if
somebody shot him on
purpose," she said.
Glenda Fales said her son's
body has been in Delaware
since Sunday and the Marines
have not confirmed when they
will release it for burial. She is
faced with the possibility of a
Christmas funeral, and her
birthday is Dec. 26.
"My son was a Marine and
he's laying in a hangar by him-
self," she said. "They told me

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The Marines are just not
what they need to be do
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Lake City Elks Lodge to
host Christmas party
The Lake City Elks Lodge
#893 will host its 70th annual
Children's Christmas party from
6-8 p.m. Saturday, at 259 NE
Hernando Ave. Santa will be
there to greet the children, and
the children will receive a gift
and goody bag.

Red Hat ladies
prepare for mall Invasion
For those ladies who are
footloose and fancy free, come
join other Red/Pink Hatters for
some fellowship, fun, food,
laughter, shopping, games,
prizes and more.
This event is for anyone
looking for a RHS chapter to
join and for all Red Hat Ladies
at 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 5,
2006, Center Court.
The RHS meet the first
Thursday of each month. For
more information contact:
Princess Michelle Parker of the
Red Whiners' official Red Hat
Society Chapter #55905 at
(386) 758-1726.

Columbia County science
fairs coming in 2006
* Lake City Community
College will host the 2006
Columbia County Science Fair.
The annual fair will be
Jan. 18 and 19 in the Howard
Gym on LCCC campus.
Approximately 250 student
projects will be on display.
Judging will take place from
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 18. Open
house to the public will be from
3-6 p.m. Jan. 18. The awards
ceremony will be 6-7 p.m.
Jan. 19 for the elementary and
7:30-8:30 p.m. for the middle
and high school in the Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center.
M Lake City Community
College will host the
2006 Regional Science and
Engineering Fair.
The annual fair will be
Feb. 22 and 23 in the Howard
Gym on the LCCC campus.
The Region comprises the
10 counties of Columbia, Union,
Suwannee, Bradford, Hamilton,
Lafayette, Baker, Gilchrist, Dixie
and Madison. Judging will take
place from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 22.
Open house to the public will
be from 3-6 p.m., Feb. 22. The
awards ceremony will be
10 a.m., Feb. 23 in the Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center.

Theater to present
'A Christmas Carol'

Music Park is hosting a profes-
sional cast, and director who
will present "A Christmas Carol"
on Friday at the park's Music
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 six are
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.
Sunday at 127 NW Escambia
St., downtown at the Lad Soup
Kitchen. Everyone is invited.
Call 758-2217 for any additional

Volunteer Development
Board to meet in January
The Volunteer Development
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon Jan. 10, 2006,
in the Lake City Community
College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information, contact Mike
Lee, executive director of the
LCCC foundation at 754-4392
or 754-4433.

LCCC executive board
to meet Jan. 17
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community 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 Thursday
.On Thursday, a formal
Christmas dance will take place
from 6-9 p.m., at the Golden Age
Senior Recreation Center,
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 755-0264.

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American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All classes
will begin at 6 p.m. unless
otherwise noted, and will take
place at 264 NE Hernando Ave.
N Thursday: Infant/Child
CPR: 6-9 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at

LCCC to closed
through Jan. 2
All Lake City Community
College offices and facilities will
be closed through Jan. 2 for the
holiday season. Upon return, late
registration will be from
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. in Building 015
Jan. 3-5 and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 6. All fees will be due at
3 p.m. at the end of each day.
For more information, contact
the Registrar's Office at
(386) 754-4205.

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. 3369.

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

is $91.25 plus textbook. For
enrollment, call Janet Harpster at
(386) 364-8063.

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.
Classes begin Jan. 9 and
continue through Feb. 27.
The cost for the classes is
$125, plus $25 for materials,
which will be paid throughout the
class. For more information, call
Craft Square at 397-1920 or visit
the web site at

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

Tae Kwan Do
class offered
The Lake City-Columbia
County Parks and Recreation
Department will host Tae Kwan
Do classes that will meet from
6:30-8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday and is open to
anyone age 8 and older. Cost is
$40 per month. Instructors will be
Jeff Foster and Teresa Burne,
master and certified instructor in
Tae Kwan Do. For more
information or to register, call
Heyward Christie at 758-5448.

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by email at smanley@

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A portion of the wing of a Chalk's Ocean Airways plane is shown
Tuesday, off Miami Beach.

Right wing separation

caused seaplane to crash

Associated Press

plane plummeted into the
water off this city apparently
because its right wing sepa-
rated from the fuselage in
midair, investigators said
Tuesday, but it was still
unclear why the wing
Corrosion and stress are
among possible reasons a
wing would split off, but it
could take nine months to
a year to report on the
probable cause of the crash,
said Mark Rosenker, acting
chairman of the National
Transportation Safety Board.
"Unfortunately, we still
have a great distance to go,"
he said.
On Tuesday, salvage crews
raised the right wing out of
the channel where the
58-year-old turboprop aircraft
crashed a day earlier. All
20 people on board were
The wing was removed
from the water with its pro-
peller and engine, still
attached, but Rosenker

declined to provide details
about the wing's condition.
He told reporters late
Tuesday about the wing sep-
aration in giving details on
what the early part of the
investigation has found.
The plane crashed just
after takeoff into the mouth
of Government Cut channel
off the southern tip of Miami
Beach and is in 35 feet of
The rest of the plane won't
be raised until Wednesday,
Coast Guard spokesman
Dana Warr said. Rosenker
called it a delicate operation
because moving the plane
too quickly could cause it to
break under the weight of
the water.
Eighteen passengers,
including three infants, and
two crew were on board.
Rosenker said officials have
identified 17 of the 19 bodies
they recovered. He said one
female passenger had missed
the plane but that another
woman who was on standby
took her place. One body
hasn't been found.

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NATIVITY: Faith is alive
Continued From Page 1A

Rachel Polk (left), 9, and Rachel
Straight, 8 joined by Flopsy a
baby goat, reenact a live nativity
scene outside Bethel United
Methodist Church off U.S. 41
South Tuesday evening.

to see a manager scene with
live performers and animals,
said pastor Ken Hamilton.
"It's to remind people of the
true meaning of the season,"
he said.
Hamilton said the only
downfall to the evening was
that the camel didn't show up
as planned.
But with the camel out of
commission, the goats stole
the show. The audience
laughed as Flopsy and Mopsy,
the 6-week-old white-and-
brown goats cried and scur-
ried around the hay, reluctant
to stay in their assigned spots.
Hamilton came up with the
idea of the live nativity scene
about two months ago because
he participated in one at
another church. Church
member Lena Burnsed, 79,
spent a few weeks making

costumes for the wisemen, the
shepherds and Mary and
Joseph. The congregation
spent about the last 10 days
preparing for the event.
Church member John
Needham, 68, said the effort
was well worth it.
"I think it's great," he said.
"It looks like they (the actors)
have practiced for it, but they
haven't, he said. When God's
involved in something, it just
comes out right."
Bethel United Methodist
Church will host its live nativi-
ty scene again from
6-8:30 p.m. tonight. Cars can
drive through the church park-
ing lot to see the scene and
anyone is welcome to park and
enjoy the atmosphere and the
free refreshments. ,

JUDGE: Lake City woman appointed

Continued From Page 1A

ever the chief judge decides I'm
needed," she said.
Johnson has lived in Lake
City since 1971, and admitted
that becoming a judge was not
necessarily a goal of hers.
"I went into the legal profes-
sion because I truly believe in
the legal system and I believe
that lawyers can help people,"
she said.
Julian Collins, the Chief
Circuit Judge in the Third
Judicial Circuit, said he is
pleased the Third Judicial
Circuit has gotten another
"It means we have the num-
ber of cases throughout the cir-
cuit that at least qualifies us to
get another judge," he said. "I'm
glad the legislature created a

new position for this circuit and
I'm very pleased that Leandra
Johnson was chosen. I think all
the candidates who were up
had excellent credentials.
We've never had a woman
judge in this circuit, to my
knowledge, and I think Johnson
is imminently qualified."
Collins said having the new
judge will reduce the workload
of other judges in the circuit,
which was one of the principle
reasons the position was
'The big burden, in terms of
caseload in this circuit, is here
(Columbia County) and
Suwannee County," he said.
"We have courthouses in all
seven counties and we have cir-
cuit court work there and we're

going to be sure that circuit
court work is covered to the
best we can by circuit judges."
Johnson will be sworn-in
during a January ceremony in
Lake City.
"I'm looking forward to serv-
ing the people of the Third
Judicial Circuit and maintaining
the tradition of professionalism,
fairness and justice for all," she
said. 'To be appointed to this
position really is an honor and
I'm going to try to be the best
judge that I can be."
The last newly-created circuit
court judge position before
Tuesday's appointment was
created by the legislature in
December 1999 and Collins
filled that appointment.

METRICK: New leader starts in January

Continued From Page 1A

for -ix \ears. "It's an honor. We
ih:ai\r -ch i great faculty and
siaff l'ere ailn I'm just excited to
be able to be their leader."
As the school's third princi-
pal, Metrick, 50, said she feels
there's going to be a lot of
responsibility to carry on the

.traditions established at the
"It's a big respornsibilit- and
it's a challenge' I look forward
to," she said. "I'm excited about
coming in. Mr. Holliday has an
excellent faculty and staff and
has made it very comfortable

for someone to come in. He and
I hate\- spent many hours
together talking about the
school and the direction and
vision for the school. I plan to
implement that vision and
carry-on the tradition he has
started here."

,GRANT: Local company gets $35,000

Continued From Page 1A

Marketing Director of the
Original Florida, Inc. "It will
greatly assist our rural region in
new tourism marketing initia-
tives as an economic
development tool."
Campbell said some of the
money will be used to hire an
intern as well as new initiatives

planned throughout next year.
'The intern will help with the
marketing of the first Rural
Florida Tourism Summit, which
will be here in Lake City,"
Campbell said.
The event will take place May
Money. will also be used to

promote the Suwannee River
Wilderness Trail.
'The people around here
don't care about the county
lines dividing us up; they just
care about the experience the
region has to offer," Campbell

Council vote may cost

firefighter volunteers

lyoung@lakecityreporter. com

White Springs Town Council
voted Tuesday night to
require volunteer firefight-
ers to repay costs to obtain
state-mandated .firefighter
class-one certification
unless they remain as volun-
teers for two years, which
some volunteers objected to.
'The time clock's ticking,"
said Town Manager Robert
Townsend when he intro-
duced the tuition
reimbursement agreement.
After Jan 1, 2006, state law
requires all firefighters to
have class-one certification
or they can't enter a burning
structure to combat a blaze
"If they start (school) in
January they'll be done in
April," said Steve Stith,
volunteer fire chief, "It's a
lot of Saturdays."
Townsend told the council
that although the town had
the roughly $2,000 per fire-
fighter to send the volun-
teers to school to obtain cer-
tification, he worried the
town would lose its invest-
ment if a firefighter left;
Townsend pointed out that
once 'they had the class-one
certification, volunteers
could work as full-time paid

firefighters within the state.
Before the council dis-
cussed the agreement, one
of the three White Springs
volunteer firefighters who
had agreed to attend
firefighter school addressed
the council.
"It disturbs me that you
expect me to be liable for
the tuition to fire school,"
said Daniel Carver,
volunteer firefighter.
Carver said it wouldbe a
hardship to repay tuition
associated with schooling
for his volunteer firefighting
duties if his full-time "job
takes me somewhere else."
"If it comes down to me
signing a two-year contract,
I'll have to spend my free-
time doing something else,"
Carver said.
As the council discussed
the issue, council member
Willie Jefferson asked how
many firefighters the town
had. Stith said the town had
seven volunteers, but that
four of them had told him
they were not willing to
attend the training.
A new resident asked the
council what the town would
do between January and April
2006 if none of the firefighters
could enter a burning build-
ing and how it would affect his
homeowner's insurance

Council member Tracy
Woodard had a dissenting
opinion on requiring the
volunteers to sign a tuition
repayment agreement.
"It's my opinion that the
three young men who are
offering to go to school have
given us more than $2,000
worth of services already,"
Woodard said. "It's my opin-
ion we should send them to
school and say thank you as
In the end, the council
voted 3-to-1 to require the
firefighters to sign the
agreement and Carver got
up and walked out .of the
building, with Stith
following him.
* In other business, the
council agreed to apply for a
$250,000 Department of
Homeland Security grant to
build a new public safety
building to house the fire
department It also voted to
reject the sole bid to make
renovations to the fire house
and wait until after the city
finds out if it receives the
The council also adopted
a resolution to seek reim-
bursement from insurance
companies for costs of pro-
viding public safety

6-year-old among three shot at Wal-Mart

in New Mexico; two men arrested

Associated Press

DEMING, . N.M. - A
shooting inside a Wal-Mart
wounded a 6-year-old girl,
an employee and another
man Tuesday, police said.
Two suspects were
Police also were search-
ing for a "person of interest"
who may have witnessed
the shooting.
The employee and the girl
were treated at a hospital,

police said, but their condi-
tions were not immediately
released. The other man
was. treated at the scene for
injuries suffered during a
scuffle with at least one sus-
pect, said Deming police
Lt. James Wycoff.
Police said the reason for
the shooting was unknown.
Police Chief Michael
Carillo said the three men
were inside the store when
at least one of them opened
fire with a .38-caliber

handgun. The weapon was
recovered inside the store,
which was closed
Store employees caught
one suspect, and another
was arrested outside of
Deming about an hour later,
Carillo said.
State police, sheriff's
deputies and customs offi-
cials searched for the per-
son of interest. Deniing is
about 30 miles from the
Mexican border.

POWERS: Democrats troubled
Continued From Page 1A

both parties said the role of
Congress cannot be sidelined
- even in wartime.
"I think the vice president
ought to reread the
Constitution," said Sen.
Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.
Democrats said they were
deeply troubled by the sur-
veillance program, and con-
tended the president had no
authority to approve it. "He
has no legal basis for spying
on Americans without court

approval," said Sen. Richard
Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2
Democrat in the Senate.
Republicans said Congress
must investigate whether
Bush was within the law to
allow the super-secret
National Security Agency to
eavesdrop - without war-
rants - on international calls
and e-mails of Americans and
others inside the United
States with suspected ties to

"I believe the Congress -
as a coequal branch of gov-
ernment - must immediately
and expeditiously review the
use of this practice," said Sen.
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.
Snowe joined three other
members of the Senate
Intelligence Committee,
including Nebraska
Republican Chuck Hagel, in
calling for a joint inquiry by
the Senate judiciary and
intelligence committees.

As we approach the end of another year and celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ,

we take time to reflect and'be thankfulfor the many blessings He has bestowed upon us.

W e are grateful to five in a country where we are free to worship, work and take care

of our families.

We at Anderson Cofumbia and affiliated companies are thankful to the entire

community for your patronage, support andpatience as we strive to make

transportation issues affecting your lives better.

We ookforward to a new year and pray to godfor His hand in making peace on earth

and good wil towardss all

May od truly bless you and your families.

Thank young

The Anderson Family

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005



Seminoles pound
Stetson to go 7-1
Alexander Johnson scored
20 points to lead Florida
State to a 75-57 victory over
winless Stetson Tuesday.
Al Thornton added 17
points for the Seminoles (7-
1), who.
led the
(0-9) just
30-29 at
the inter- T
Gallows added 11 points
and a career-best six steals.
Anthony Register scored
17 points to lead Stetson,
who played without two of
its top three scorers. E.J.
Gordon and Will Holloman
were suspended for the
game due to a violation of
team rules.
Register's 3-pointer at
the 13:16 mark in the first
half gave the Hatters a 19-
13 lead, but the Seminoles
responded with a 14-2 run.
Of Florida State's 30 first-
half points, 17 came cour-
tesy of Stetson turnovers
and 23 were sent to the
books via slam dunks, lay-
ups or free throws.
Guards Gabe McMillen
and Kris Thomas chipped
in 11 apiece for the Hatters.
Nelson sidelined.
for Outback Bowl
Florida safety Reggie
Nelson probably will miss
the Outback Bowl because
of a knee injury.
Coach Urban Meyer said
Tuesday that Nelson
sprained the medial collat-
eral ligament in his right
knee during practice
Monday and could miss the
Jan. 2

be tough-
No. 25
going to
be tough Nelson
for him to on
be ready for that game,".
Meyer said. "He's not ruled
out yet."
Meyer added that Nelson
had only a "very, very
slight" chance of playing.
"I'd say it's a good
chance he won't play,"
Meyer said.
Nelson, a sophomore
who started the last four
games at free safety in
place of Kyle Jackson and
has 467 tackles this season,
was wearing a hard cast on
his leg but will not need
Jackson or Tony Joiner
would start for No. 16
Florida if Nelson can't go.

FSU prepares for
Orange Bowl
Florida State held a full-con-
tact morning workout
Tuesday followed by pads-
only evening session to pre-
pare for the Orange Bowl
against Penn State on Jan. 3.
FSU junior linebacker
Ernie Sims said that the
offense and defense have
benefited from spirited goal
line sessions on Monday
and Tuesday.
A vast array of injuries
forced the Seminoles to
abandon mot contact work
late in the season as they
lost consecutive games to
N.C. State, Clemson and
Florida. Players indicated
that a return to hitting
during the week before
their 27-22 win Dec. 3
against Virginia Tech
helped in that game.
* Associated Press reports.

JoePa is AP Coach of the Year

Penn State coach
beats out Texas' Mack
Brown for the award.
Associated Press
NEW YORK - Joe Paterno
doesn't have to say "I told you so."
JoePa, who turns 79 today, got
an early birthday present
Tuesday when he was an over-
whelming choice as The
Associated Press college football

coach of the year.
So much for critics who said the
game had passed him by.
Not that he's gloating about
Penn State's resurgence.
'The only thing I wanted to do
is try to get us back to where we
were a good football team and we
could be very competitive and
make some plays we hadn't
made," he said. "We got that done
and I feel good about that."
After four losing seasons in the
last five years, Paterno and the
Nittany Lions rebounded in 2005

to go 10-1, share the Big Ten title
and earn a spot in the Bowl
Championship Series.
For that, Paterno received 45 of
65 votes from media members on
AP's college football poll board.
Texas' Mack Brown was second
with eight votes after leading the
Longhorns to a perfect regular
season and a spot in the Rose
Bowl. Notre Dame's Charlie Weis
and Southern California's Pete
Carroll, whose Trojans will face
COACH continued on 3B

Thanks to a season that saw Penn State go 10-1, win
the Big Ten title and earn a spot in the BCS Orange
Bowl, coach Joe Paterno is the easy winner as The
Associated Press college football Coach of the Year.

Tigers crack state poll

Columbia is ranked
sixth in the state of
Florida in Class 5A

The Columbia High boys
basketball team is off to its
best start in years, and the
Tigers were rewarded with a
No. 6 ranking in the Florida
Class 5A poll on Tuesday.
'They're excited, and I'm
excited for them, because you
show them that hard work
does pay off," Tigers coach
Trey Hosford said.
The hard work Columbia
has put in has' resulted in an
8-0 start, including a 4-0
record against district oppo-
nents. The Tigers have
already swept seventh-ranked
SEastside 'High, handing the
!Rams two of their three losses
this season. Columibia is also
responsible for district rival
Gainesville High's only loss of
the season.
Hosford and the players
said they felt this team had a
chance to be very good all
"I knew we had a special
group last year when we went
to the state playoffs and then
during the summer when we
went 11-1," Hosford said.
"It's a group that loves to
play, they love to play the
game the right way which is
hard the entire game. They're
unselfish. As a coach, this is
the ideal team you want to
The Tigers have been in
this rarefied air before, start-
ing 17-0 in the 1993-94 season
on the way to the first of three
consecutive district titles.
Columbia added a fourth title
under all-time winningest
coach Bill Barnett in 2000. But
it's that sporadic success that
Hosford feels might have con-
tributed to the, Tigers' lack of
recognition until now.

Columbia High player Cameron Reynolds goes strong to the hole during practice on Tuesday. The
Tigers are ranked sixth in the state in Class 5A after getting off to an 8-0 start.

"Although we've had some
good teams here at Columbia
High, a lot of those teams you
see in the poll are teams that
have a winning tradition'-
year in, year out they're in the
state playoffs,'' Hosford said.
"If you go to the state playoffs
once every four years, you've
got to prove yourself. I under-
stand why it took so long, and
if it took longer, that would
have been fine too."
Hosford and the players
also understand that being

ranked in December is nice,
but being ranked in February,
at the end of the state playoffs,
would be the best news for the
Point guard Kenny
Williams has been one of the
catalysts for Columbia's fast
start. Williams leads the
Tigers with 46 assists, good
for an average of nearly six
per game, and he is second on
tle team at 10.5 points per
game. Amazingly, the diminu-
tive point guard is also tied for

Coker hopes players will stay

None of the
underclassmen is a
sure first-rounder.
Associated Press

is losing at least 11 starters to
graduation. Hurricanes coach
Larry Coker hopes that list
doesn't get longer in the
coming days..
Its become an end-of-season
rite at Miami, the saga of which
underclassmen will forego
their final season and enter the
NFL draft. This year is no dif-
ferent, with kick returned
Devin Hester, wide receiver
Ryan Moore and defensive
lineman Baraka Atkins
thinking about going pro.
None is expected to
announce any decisions until
after ninth-ranked Miami's
season-finale against

No. 10 LSU in the Chick-fil-A
Peach Bowl at Atlanta on Dec.
30. But Coker sounds like he's
deep into the recruiting
process, trying to convince
each to return for one more
"I just want them to make
the right
for them,"
Coker said.
"And obvi-
ously, self-
ishly speaking, you'd love to
have those players for an
additional year."
Over Coker's first four sea-
sons, 10 Miami players left
early for the draft. Seven of
them - Sean Taylor, Kellen
Winslow and Vince Wilfork in
2004, Andre Johnson and
Willis McGahee in 2003 and
Jeremy Shockey and Philip
Buchanon in 2002 - were
first-round picks.
Clinton Portis was a sec-

ond-round pick in 2002. Last
year, Roscoe Parrish was a
second-round selection, and
Frank Gore went in the draft's
third round.
Most draftniks don't identi-
fy any of Miami's current
underclassmen as a certain
first-round pick, meaning
each could enhance their sta-
tus and earning potential with
a strong senior season.
"Ask Frank Gore if he
wished he would have stayed.
No question he does," Coker
said. "All the things we told
Frank were true, that you go,
you're a bargain-basement
sale. They bought new mer-
chandise at a garage sale. ... It
takes a long time for a garage
sale item to get worked up to
$47 million."
Hester has given mixed sig-
nals in recent weeks about his
draft plans, at times insisting
STAY continued on 3B

fourth on the team in
rebounding at 4.1 per game..
"Kenny's, our floor leader,
there's no doubt we're a much
better team when we're on the
floor," Hosford said. And
Williams understands his role
-p~efectly, saying his job is
"controlling the floor."
Williams felt the reason the
Tigers were off to such a good
start was, "hustle and playing
hard. Running the floor good,
TIGERS continued on 3B




Rangers get three
players for right-
hander, reliever.
Associated Press
DALLAS - The Texas
Rangers agreed Tuesday to
acquire right-hander Adam
Eaton and setup reliever
Akinori Otsuka from San
Diego for pitcher Chris
Young, first baseman Adrian
Gonzalez and outfielder
deal was ,iF
ph ys i- I '
ca 1 s,
ing to
three baseball officials who
spoke on condition of
anonymity because the
trade had not been finalized.
Eaton won 11 games in
each of the last two seasons,
but this year had two stints
on the disabled list because
of a strained middle finger
that limited him to 1282/
innings and 24 games
(22 starts). He was 11-5 with
a 4.27 ERA, but didn't pitch
in the postseason for the
NL West champion Padres.
New Texas general man-
ager Jon Daniels' primary
focus has been to improve
the rotation. While spurned
in their pursuit of Matt
Morris and Josh Beckett,
the Rangers last week
acquired former All-Star
pitcher Vicente Padilla from
Philadelphia and had been
in talks with San Diego for
several weeks regarding
Eaton, who was 47-41 in six
seasons with the Padres.

High school athletes

to be steroid tested

Random tests to
be given to New
Jersey athletes.
Associated Press
New Jersey high school ath-
letes whose teams qualify for
championship games will
face random testing for
steroids under a first-in-the-
nation plan announced
Tuesday by acting
Gov. Richard J. Codey.
Beginning next fall, ath-
letes who test positive will be
barred from playing in cham-
pionship games and could
face a yearlong ban from
school sports.
Codey, a Democrat who
leaves office next month
when Jon Corzine is sworn

in, said he would like to see
random testing for steroids
and other drugs extended to
all students - not just those
on sports teams - within
two to three years.
'This is a growing health
threat, one we can't leave up
to individual parents, coach-
es or schools to handle,"
Codey said at Seton Hall
Preparatory Academy.
SThe governor cited statis-
tics from the National Institute
on Drug Abuse, which found
3.4 percent of all high school
seniors nationwide admitted
to using steroids at least once
last year. Among eighth-
graders, that figure was nearly
2 percent.
Codey said he recom-
mended restricting the test-
ing to athletes preparing for
championship games to see
how well it works.

Section B




TV Sports

ESPN - GMAC Bowl,Toledo vs. UTEP, at
6 p.m.
ESPN2 - St.John's at Duke
8 p.m.
ESPN2 - Illinois at Missouri
10 p.m.
ESPN2 -Arkansas at Texas Tech
10:30 p.m.
FSN - North Carolina at Southern Cal
8 p.m.
FSN - Michigan St at Oklahoma


NFL standings


x-New England



San Diego
Kansas City

9 5
7 7
4 10
3 11
13 I
10 4
4 10
2 12
II 3
9 5
5 9
5 9
11 3
9 5
8 6
4 10

Pct PF
.643 322
.500 266
.286 208
.214 189

Pct PF
.929 409
.714 283
.286 276
.143 223

Pct PF
.786 391
,.643 313
.357 212
.357 219

Pct PF
.786 350
.643 404'
.571 346
.286 266

W L T Pct PF
N.Y. Giants 10 4 0 .714 372
Washington 8 6 0 .571 293
Dallas 8 6 0 .571 291
Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 269
W L T Pct PF
Carolina 10 4 0 .714 327
Tampa Bay 9 5 0 .643 246
Atlanta 8 6 0 .571 316
New Orleans 3 1 0 .214 210
W L T Pct PF
Chicago 10 4 0 .714 226
Minnesota 8 6 0 .571 249
Detroit 4 10 0 .286 220
Green Bay 3 11 0 .214 258
W L T Pet PF
x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 407
St. Louis 5 9 0 .357 323
Arizona .4 10 0 .286 271
San Francisco 2 12 0 .143 195
x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
Saturday's Games
New England 28,Tampa Bay 0
N.Y. Giants 27, Kansas City 17
Denver 28, Buffalo 17
Sunday's Games
Miami 24, N.Y.Jets 20
Houston 30,Arizona 19
Seattle 28,Tennessee 24
San Diego 26, Indianapolis 17
Philadelphia 17, St. Louis 16
Carolina 27, New Orleans 10
Jacksonville 10, San Francisco 9
Pittsburgh 18, Minnesota 3
Cincinnati 41, Detroit 17
Cleveland 9, Oakland 7
Washington 35, Dallas 7

Chicago 16,Atlanta 3
Monday's Game
Baltimore 48, Green Bay 3
Saturday, Dec. 24
Tennessee at Miami, I p.m.
Detroit vs. New Orleans at San Antonio,
I p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, I p.m.
Buffalo at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Dallas at Carolina, I p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, I p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, I p.m.
San Diego at Kansas City, I p.m.
Atlanta atTampa Bay, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, I p.m.
Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Indianapolis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
New England at N.Y.Jets, 9 p.m.

College bowl games

New Orleans Bowl
Arkansas State vs. Southern Miss
UTEP (8-3) vs.Toledo (8-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (6-5) vs. California (7-4), 8 p.m.
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Colorado State (6-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 10:30
p.m. (ESPN2)
FortWorth (Texas) Bowl
Houston (6-5) vs. Kansas (6-5), 8 p.m.
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
UCF (8-4) vs. Nevada (8-3), 8:30 p.m.


.NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 13 12 .520 -
New Jersey 12 12 .500 '
Boston 10 14 .417 2%
NewYork 6 17 .261 6
Toronto 5 20 .200 8
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami .15 11 .577 -
Orlando 9 13 .409 4
Washington 9 14 .391 4%
Charlotte 7 18 .280 7A
Atlanta 6 18 .250 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 20 3 .870 -
Indiana 14 8 .636 5h'
Cleveland 14 9 .609 6
M.I.iukIe 13 9 .591 6%
Chicago 12 I1 .522 8
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 19 5 .792 -
Dallas 18 6 .750 I
Memphis 14 9 .609 4%
New Orleans II 13 .458 8
Houston. 10 13 .435 8%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 12 10 .545 -
Denver . 12 13 .480 1%
Seattle 11 12 .478 1%
Utah II 14 .440 2%
Portland 7 17 .292 6
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 -

Phoenix 14 9 .609 'h
Golden State 14 II .560 I A
L.A. Lakers 13 II .542 2
Sacramento 10 15 .400 5%
Monday's Games
Toronto 92, Orlando 90
Charlotte 106, Sacramento 103, OT
Boston 109, Golden State 98
Detroit 106, Memphis 104, 20T
Seattle II I,Washington 101
Tuesday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Cleveland 110, Utah 85
Miami II I,Atlanta 92
Detroit 93, Portland 89
New Jersey 99, L.A. Clippers 85
San Antonio at Milwaukee (n)
Charlotte at Chicago (n)
Seattle at Phoenix (n)
Dallas at L.A. Lakers (n)
Today's Games
New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Utah at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at Denver, 9 p.m.

Top 25 schedule

Monday's Games
No. 8 Gonzaga 75, Eastern Washington 65
No. 18 Indiana 71, Charlotte 54
Tuesday's Games'
No. 4 Memphis 76, Louisiana Tech 58
No. II Louisville 76, Middle Tennessee 68
No. 25 Iowa 65, Drake 60
Today's Games
No. I Duke vs. St.John's, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Illinois vs. Missouri at the Sawis
Center, St. Louis, 8 p.m.
No. 10 Michigan State at Wisconsin-Green
Bay, 8 p.m.
No. I I Louisville vs. College of Charleston
or Florida Atlantic, 5:30 or 8 p.m.
No. 12 UCLA vs.Wagner, 10:30 p.m.
No. 17 North Carolina at Southern
California, 10:30 p.m.
No. 20 Nevada vs. Georgia, 10 p.m.

College scores

Delaware 89, UNC-Greensboro 77
Quinnipiac 88, Dartmouth 77
Bowling Green 60,Troy 52
Mississippi 85,Arkansas St. 78
Murray St. 91 Jacksonville St. 72
N. Iowa 54, LSU 50
Southern Miss. 84,Tennessee St. 74
St. Edward's 91 ,Tulane 83, OT
UAB 72, Centenary 58
Cincinnati 84,Ark.-Monticello 63
Dayton 73, Florida A&M 48
Detroit 68, Chicago St. 65
Indiana St. 86, Campbell71
Kansas 63, Pepperdine 43
Marquette 90, Oakland, Mich. 69
Nebraska 107, N. Carolina A&T 57
SMU 89, Savannah St..46
Tulsa 60, Southern U. 48
Fresno St. 89, Norfolk St. 70
Gonzaga 75, E.Washington 65
Montana 77, UC Riverside 67
Stanford 71, Denver 49
Utah 68,Adams St. 51
Fiesta Bowl Classic
First Round
Arizona 87, Sam Houston St. 51
W. Kentucky 73, UCF 68
San Juan Shootout
First Round
Akron 74, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 61
Clemson 101, Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 60
Holy Cross 82, Chattanooga 65
Mississippi St. 78, Liberty 67

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Andretti to make Indy 500 return

Associated Press

Andrettis are coming back to
race again in the Indianapolis
Michael Andretti said
Tuesday that he will compete
at Indy in 2006, ending a two-
year absence from the dri-
ver's seat and taking another
shot at a victory that so
famously eluded him during a
great career.
His son, Marco, will
become a third-generation
Andretti driver with a full-
time spot in the IRL for
Andretti Green Racing. The
team us co-owned by Michael
The team won this year's
race with driver Dan
Wheldon, who also took the
2005 IRL championship. But
he said last month that he's
moving next season to Target
Chip Ganassi Racing.
Once Wheldon announced
his decision, Michael Andretti
said he knew it was time to
come back.
"Ever since that time I've
been very pumped about it,
very excited," he said. '"Then
I thought, heck, what a neat
idea that I would be driving
with Marco."
Marco, who will turn 19 in
March, will replace Wheldon.
Andretti has three other full-
time drivers - Tony Kanaan,
Dario Franchitti and Bryan
Herta - returning next year.
He thanked the team for
giving him a shot.
'This team's record the last
three years has been unbe-
lievable and it's going to be
tough to keep it going," he
said. "We'll see how it goes."
Michael Andretti, whose
father Mario won the 1969
Indy 500, was one of several
second-generation drivers to
joined the circuit in the 1980s
and 1990s. He retired after the
2003 Indy 500 with the dubi-
ous distinction of leading the
most laps - 426 in 14 starts -
without winning at least once.
His return is a major boost
for the IRL, which has been try-
ing to gain fan support over the
past decade since its split from

Michael Andretti announced Tuesday that he will drive in next
year's Indianapolis 500 after a two-year absence from the driver's
seat, taking another shot at the checkered flag that so famously
eluded him during an otherwise stellar career.

CART, now known as Champ
Car. The IRL made headway
this year with the emergence of
Danica Patrick, who finished
fourth in the Indy 500.
The Andretti family has
long evoked passion among
Indy fans. During the 1960s,
'70s and '80s, many were
either fans of Mario Andretti
or four-time Indy winner AJ.
Foyt. While Foyt's career was
defined by Indy wins, the
Andrettis' fate at Indianapolis
has long been associated with
extreme disappointment.
Mario Andretti spent much
of his career chasing an elu-
sive second trip to Victory
Lane - a trip that never came
before his final Indy run in
1994. Talk of a possible Indy
return in 2003 ended with a
spectacular crash during test-
ing when his car flipped end

over end after hitting debris
on the track.
While Michael's final Indy
race ended with a golf cart
ride after yet another mechan-
ical failure, Andretti Green
Racing has become the IRL's
top team since he took it over
after the 2002 season.
The team has won 19 of the
IRL's 33 races over the past
two years. Kanaan was the
champion in 2004.
Now, Indy can expect a sec-
ond round of father-son races
between the Andrettis. Michael,
who turned 43 in October, has
42 Indy car victories, trailing
only his father and Foyt.
Marco took his first laps at
Indianapolis in May, at age 18,
and spun out on his first lap.
But he was good enough to
eventually win three Infiniti
Pro Series races.




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Spurrier sees much at stake in Independence Bowl

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier guided his team to a 7-4
record and an Independence Bowl berth in his first season in

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Don't
tell Steve Spurrier South
Carolina doesn't have much at
stake at the Independence Bowl.
Despite Spurrier's historic
season in his Gamecock
debut, South Carolina's head
bowl coach wants his team
focused on what's still to
achieve when it takes on
Missouri in the Dec. 30 bowl.
"We got a lot to play for,"
Spurrier said Tuesday. "We're
right on that bubble of being
in the top 25 or not. We have
10 coaches vote for us at 7-4.
Maybe we can get 10 or 15
more to vote for us" with a
postseason victory.
An Independence win
would give South Carolina
eight victories for the first
time in four years since Lou
Holtz's 2001 Gamecocks went
9-3 with a win in the Outback
Bowl. That also was the last
time the Gamecocks finished.
in the top 25.

'That was one of our goals,"
Spurrier said. 'We got a shot
at it, lets see if we can do it."
South Carolina has already
achieved more than most
thought it could with its first
five-game Southeastern
Conference win streak and a
three-game stretch
of success that's
rarely been equaled
in school history.
Spurrier led the
Gamecocks to a
16-15 win at
Tennessee, the
school's first ever
victory in
Knoxville. A week later, South
Carolina won at Arkansas,
14-10, for the first time since
1997. Then came a 30-22 win
over Spurrier's alma mater
and old employers, Florida,
something South Carolina had
not accomplished in 66 years.
"I know we all feel extreme-
ly fortunate that we won those
three games in a row with
Tennessee, Arky and Florida,"
Spurrier said. 'Three games

that could have gone either
way .... Our guys hung in
there and our guys played the
entire games."
The team has worked out
through a frigid Southern
cold snap since Saturday, yet
their practices have been
crisp, Spurrier
< Part of the rea-
son could be the
joy the team felt
finally breaking its
run of bowl futility.
7 � T Linebacker
Lance Laury, a sen-
ior, remembers
being a redshirt freshman .on
the Gamecocks last bowl
team. "We thought we'd go
the next year and the year
after that," Laury said.
Instead, the team stumbled
at the end of their next two
seasons at 5-7, losing five
straight in 2002 and four in a
row in 2003 when one victory
during those stretches
would've qualified them for a
bowl trip.

In 2004, the Gamecocks
looked like they were back in
the postseason when a victory
against Arkansas left them
6-3. But the chance was wiped
out by a last-game on-field
fight with Clemson. The
Tigers also finished 6-5 and
gave a bowl game as
punishment for the brawl.
Laury said he and his team-
mates have felt the nerves and
excitement of the upcoming
game, yet have kept the focus
on preparing to face Missouri.
"We want to leave here with a
victory and give the team rea-
son to think there's more
ahead," he said.
Spurrier's all in favor of
Despite his surprising first
season, he realize Lhat with a
few less good bounces his
team could easily be 4-7. He
has not been pleased with his
team's third-down play on
either side of the ball, or with
the fact the Gamecock ran the
fewest offensive plays of any
SEC team (650).

COACH: Paterno flattered
Continued From Page 1B

Brown's Longhorns for the
national title, got three votes
West Virginia's Rich
Rodriguez received two votes.
Les Miles of LSU, Steve
Spurrier of South Carolina,
George O'Leary of Central
Florida and Tommy Tuberville
of Auburn, last year's winner,

each received one vote.
"It's very flattering,"
Paterno said. "I think anytime,
regardless of whether it be my
first year or my 50th year, to
have people recognize what's
been done is very, very ...
uplifting. The only thing I feel
sometimes is that the head
coach gets too much credit."

TIGERS: A team effort
Continued From Page 1B

and the chemistry."
Going into the season, the
two biggest question marks
facing the Tigers were how
would they rebound with their
size disadvantage (leading
rebounder Jakeem Hill is only
6-foot-4), and how would they
'contend in a new district that
boasted such powers as
Gainesville, Leesburg High
and Forest High, which has
the best player in the district in
Ricardo Lewis.
So far, Hill has been a revela-
tion for Hosford, averaging 9.4
boards per game to go with his
team-high 12.5 points per game
and team leading 4.3 blocks per
game. "I knew he had some
athleticism, and he's come a
long way since the first day of
practice," Hosford said. "He's a
great guy, loves to play."
In Columbia's 55-52 win
against Eastside last week in
Lake City, Hill nearly pro-
duced a triple-double with six
points, 11 rebounds and

11 blocks.
Guard Cameron Reynolds
has also been hitting his
stride, converting on four of
his last six threes after starting
1-6. Hosford has also been
pleased with the progress of
Vince Folston off the bench.
I"Thats the thing, any of our
12 guys can step in and do some-
thing, and that's been a part of
our success," Hosford said.
Senior shooting guard/
small forward Jamal Brown is
also there to provide the vocal
leadership for his teammates
in times of trouble - "on the
court, off the court, be a good
teammate," he said.
The players know the work
is far from over, especially with
another game remaining
against Gainesville and two left
against 6-1 Leesburg, but the
Tigers are aiming high this
"I think we can go all the
way if we keep working hard,
keep improving," Brown said.

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Simms says he'll play

Associated Press

TAMPA - Tampa Bay
Buccaneers quarterback
Chris Simms practiced
Tuesday and said the
sprained thumb on his throw-
ing hand will not keep him
from playing this week
against the Atlanta Falcons.
"I'm young and I'm
resilient," the third-year pro
said. "It's a physical sport.
You expect to get hit and be
ready to go the next week."
Simms was sacked seven
times in last Saturday's 28-0
loss to the New England
Patriots, absorbing the worst
physical pounding of his
brief career.
He injured his thumb dur-
ing the second quarter, but
continued to play and
finished 21-of-34 for 155
yards passing. : , :
The injury did not limit

him in practice as the Bucs
(9-5) began preparation for
Saturday's crucial 1NFC
South matchup against the
defending division champion
Falcons (8-6), who desperate-
ly need a victory to stay in
the playoff race.
" H e
threw the
ball great. I
. ... w a s
with him....
' H. e's been
tough and
Simms resilient.
That's a great trait to have,"
coach Jon Gruden said.
Simms, who's 4-4 as the
starter since taking over for
the injured Brian Griese, said
the rest of his battered body
was improving, too. He
refused to point a finger at
his offensive line for not
protecting him well enough
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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Do things with others
today. Even if you have to
work, put a little time aside.
The conversations you have
today will be profound and will
get you thinking in a whole
new way about your approach
to the new year. ***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Do something special for
an older friend or relative.
Taking a responsible attitude
will help re-establish what kind
of person you are in the eyes of
those you care about the most.
Social events may lead to some
discord. Stay out of the line of
fire. *****
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): As much as you are going
to want to believe everything
you are told today, it's best to
keep your guard up. An emo-
tional issue will take you by
surprise. Rather than dealing
with these matters, back off
and give the situation a chance
to settle. **
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Spend time with family
this holiday season. You will

Eugenia Word

find out information about your
background that will help you
better understand who you are
and why you-are the way you
are. Someone from your past
will interest you. ****
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
You will find everything you
are looking for if you shop
today. You can tie up loose ends
and pick up something special.
Getting together with friends
or your lover late in the day will
lead to some interesting plans.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Don't feel you have to
spend more than you can
afford to please your loved
ones or friends. Stick to your
budget and you'll come up with
entertaining things to do. Your
gifts can be thoughtful but not
expensive. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Proceed with confidence.
You can talk your way in and
out of anything. Propose what


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: Y equals N
PREVIOUS SOLUTION - "Women have ways of bending men to their will
with techniques that would humble a wizard." - L.A. Times' Al Martinez
(c) 2005 by NEA, Inc. 12-21

you want to do in the new year
and see the reaction you,
receive. A trendy new look will
catch the eyes of your
colleagues. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Be careful how you han-
dle loved ones. You may think
you are doing something spe-
cial for someone, but chances
are, you have misunderstood
what he or she really wants. It's
never too late to make a
change. ****
Dec. 21): Avoid emotional
issues at all costs. Lend a help-
ing hand to an older friend or
relative who can't prepare
everything for the holiday
season by him- or herself. Your
thoughtfulness will be
appreciated. **
Jan. 19): Just ignore what
everyone else is doing and con-
centrate on what's important to
you. A family meeting or get-
together will uncover some
financial issues, leaving you
feeling pretty good. A change
regarding your
professional life is looking
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Slow down before you
make a terrible mistake. Some
very important decisions will
be dependent on how much
you are willing to do for others.
Change will be required. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): You will be erratic and
probably your own worst
enemy today. Emotional reac-
tion to whatever is going on in
your personal and profession-
al life will backfire.
Stubbornness will be your
downfall. ***


Letter to service-man overseas

leads to love and marriage

years ago, I responded to
your Operation Dear Abby
program. I thought it would
be neat to have a pen pal
while I was in high school.
I'm happy to report that I got
much more than I ever
dreamed of.
I began writing to Karl,
and we corresponded for
more than a year before we
were able to meet in person.
When we did meet, we both
felt an immediate attraction
to each other - but as fate
would have it, he was sta-
tioned overseas again and I
was leaving for college.
Fortunately, we reconnected
and began to date
To make a long story
short, we recently celebrated
our 15th wedding anniver-
sary. We are each other's
best friend and feel blessed
to have three beautiful chil-
dren. Thank you, Abby, for
bringing us together. -
you for an upper of a letter.
Many love stories began with
Operation Dear Abby,
and continue to be
created through -
the online version that now
operates 24/7 year round.
I'm pleased that writing to a
member of the armed servic-
es was not only rewarding

Abigail Van Buren

for you, but also became the
pathway to your future.
Readers, as I am sure you
already know, this is a time
of year when our young men
and women in the military
feel most poignantly their
separation from their fami-
lies and the people they love.
While it is not within our
power to make that go away,
it does present an opportuni-
ty to show them we appreci-
ate the fact that they are ful-'
filling their duty at the risk of
their own safety. Today, and
during the rest of this holi-
day season, won't you please
make a special effort to let
them know they are in our
thoughts and prayers. Go to
www. OperationDearAbby. net
and send,a message of sup-
port. It'll mean the world to
DEAR ABBY: My daugh-
ter is an attractive, well-edu-
cated, single, professional
woman in her early 40s. She
is gay. I have known about
her sexual orientation since
she was in high school and
have always been supportive.
We have enjoyed a good

I have been friendly to my
daughter's same gender
friends in the past, until she
moved into the home of a
divorced woman who claims
she is also gay. Abby, this
woman is in her mid-40s. She
has two children, ages 5 and
12, from her previous
marriage to a man. There is
significant financial advan-
tage for her to have my
daughter move in with her.
Between you and me, I
don't believe that she is
really gay. Is it possible for a
woman to become gay after
many years of marriage that
produced two children?
Thanks for your help. -
Yes, it is possible for a per-
son to discover that she (or
he) is gay after having been
married and having children.
Usually, the person felt a
same-sex attraction much
earlier, but denied it and
married, hoping the feeling
would go away. Many years
- sometimes decades -
later, the man or woman real-
izes that something is "miss-
ing," meets someone, and
the feelings return stronger
than ever. And that's when
they finally come out

* Write Dear Abby at P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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A shorter season, more

chances to see the world

Associated Press
Tiger Woods and Phil
Mickelson were the most
vocal about wanting a shorter
season on the PGA Tour,
although their motives don't
appear to be anything alike.
Mickelson has been MIA
since the Presidents Cup. He
did play two more official
events, although not many
realized he was at Harding
Park (tied for 29th), and he
didn't stay long in Las Vegas
(missed cut). Lefty also
played the PGA Grand Slam of
Golf in Hawaii, but not before
stiffing the sponsors by not
showing up for the pro-am.
Woods' busiest time of the
year came after the year
From the Tour
Championship in Atlanta, he
went to Shanghai to Japan to
Hawaii to Palm Springs before
ending his season at his
Target World Challenge.
Woods then said he needed an
offseason, so he chose to take
time off during the regular
season by skipping Kapalua.
The PGA Tour often boasts
that its players are independ-
ent contractors, which makes
the need for a shorter season
somewhat curious. Because if
that's the case - and using
Woods and Mickelson as
examples - then these inde-
pendent contractors can make
their season as long or as
short as they want.
But maybe this isn't about
the players.
PGA Tour commissioner
Tim Finchem said in August
that change was necessary to
keep golf compelling in a satu-
rated sports market, and the
solution was to create a block-
buster finish. Whether that
works remains to be seen;
most casual fans only care
about four tournaments each
year, anyway.

Tiger Woods reacts to winning the 2005 Masters in a playoff with
Chris DiMarco on the 18th hole during final round play of the
tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club.

If there is something good
that comes out of a shorter
season, the hope is that more
Americans will use the extra
time to see the world.
The PGA Tour is the
biggest and best, if not the
richest. Television now brings
the stars to living rooms in
faraway outposts. Still, there is
no greater stimulus for
growth than when starved
fans overseas can watch play-
ers in person.
"There have been very few
years when I haven't gone out
of the country to play an event
or two," said Jim Furyk, who
usually heads to South Africa.
"It's interesting to go to new
places where fans haven't
seen you play. The reaction to
my swing is like stepping back
in time 10 years ago."
The World Golf Champ-

ionships were not the answer.
Even in its infancy, a dozen top
Americans did not go to Spain
in 2000 for the American
Express Championship,
prompting Stuart Appleby to
needle the .Yankees with this
classic line: "They're like a bag
of prawns on a hot Sunday.
They don't travel well."
One of the letters Michael
Campbell received after win-
ning the U.S. Open - the first
player from New Zealand
since Bob Charles in 1963 to
win a major - came from
Jack Nicklaus.
"He said to me, 'Michael,
from now on you have respon-
sibilities to promote this game
around the world.' And that's
what I'm doing," Campbell
said. "I think it's important for
guys to go around the world
and promote this game."

Americans play less, watch more

Associated Press
cans are watching more
sports but playing less,
according a report released
Participation in almost
every recreational sport,
from golf and tennis to bowl-
ing and snow skiing, was
down in 2004, while atten-
dance at professional
sporting events was up.
Television viewing also
increased, continuing an
eight-year trend.
Those and many other
facts were included in this
year's Statistical Abstract, a
1,023-page book of numbers
,quantifying just about every
"aspect of American life.
The Census Bureau assem-
bles the statistics from a myr-
-iad of government and pri-
vate sources, so researchers,
academics and businesses
can find them in one place.
"It reflects the changing
nature of the country," said
Lars Johanson, a statistician
at the Census Bureau.
Norman Chad said he
didn't need a government

"During times of
security and
people feel more
inclined to spend
money and enjoy
- Andrew Yiannakis,
sports sociologist

report to tell him that people
are watching more TV and
playing fewer sports.
"We all have televisions.
They are relatively inexpen-
sive," said Chad, who writes a
syndicated sports column
called "Couch Slouch" about
the sports he watches on TV.
"We all have microwave ovens.
Why do we need to go out?"
Chad also does color com-
mentary for the World Series
of Poker on ESPN. Card play-
ing increased slightly in 2004,
but was still down from five
years earlier.
Skiing, tennis and other
recreational activities
enjoyed increased popularity
until 2004, when participation

Andrew Yiannakis, a
sports sociologist at the
University Of Connecticut,
said there are several poten-
tial reasons for the decline.
"During times of security
and abundance, people feel
more inclined to spend
money and enjoy them-
selves," said Yiannakis, who
teaches a course called,
"Defining Leisure: A
Sociological Perspective."
"During times of, say, polit-
ical unrest, insecurity, eco-
nomic downturns, people feel
insecure, and their mood
shifts into a negative state,"
Yiannakis said. "People don't
feel as good, so they shrink
away from spending money
and engaging in activities."
Yiannakis also said chil-
dren are taught, intentionally
or not, that they shouldn't
play sports if they are not
good at them. It happens
when kids get cut from
sports teams, or when coach-
es bench them for poor play.
"It is an elitist system that
encourages the best to play
and in a sense teaches the
rest to be fans and
spectators," Yiannakis said.

Adu invited to practice with U.S. soccer team

Associated Press

CHICAGO - Landon
Donovan and Eddie Johnson
head a 30-man roster
announced Tuesday for the
U.S. soccer team's first train-
ing camp of 2006, and
16-year-old Freddy Adu was
invited to practice with the
group for the first time.
Donovan led the
Americans with six goals this
year. Johnson scored eight
goals in his first eight games
with the national team but
missed much of the year
because of an injured toe.
Adu also is eligible to play
for Ghana, a first-round oppo-

nent of the United States at
'the World Cup, but has said
repeatedly he intends to
remain in the U.S. program.
Only one European-based
player was picked, defender
Heath Pearce of Denmark's
FC Nordsjaelland. He made
his national team debut last
month in a 1-1 tie at Scotland.
Players will start practice
Jan. 4 at Carson, Calif., as
many try to earn spots on
U.S. coach Bruce Arena's
23-man World Cup roster.
The United States has exhi-
bition games against Canada
on Jan. 22 at San Diego,
Norway on Jan. 29 ht Carson,
Calif., and Japan on Feb. 10 at

San Francisco.
Another game might be
scheduled for Feb. 19 in the
Dallas area.
"We view this camp and the
games in January and
February as critical toward
our preparation . for
Germany," Arena said.
The U.S. team will have its
Europe-based players for a
game there March 1 against
an opponent yet to be deter-
mined. The Americans also
play at Germany on March
At the World Cup, the
United States plays the Czech
Republic, Italy and Ghana in
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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Finding a good

Jewish cookbook

Dear Lynne: This
holiday is our first "real"
dinner party. How do you
seat people? Business
associates are coming, they
are older than us, and they
do not know each other. I
am worried no one will talk
and that we might make a
mistake by letting
everyone find their own
chairs the way we do with
our friends. - Thank you
from The Dinner Party
Dear Newbies: You are
on the right track. With
this sort of meal, success
or failure is in your seating
Think like a psychiatrist
- who would enjoy talking
to each other? Who are the
sparkers, the people who
always get conversations
going? Spot them around
the table, especially next to
the reticent and shy types,
and pair outspoken guests
with those who love
playing devil's advocate.
Seat those you want to
honor at the right of each
host, and crowd chairs
together around the table
so everyone is rubbing
elbows. Finally, apply my
personal rule'- you can
not sit next to the person
you sleep with. Couples are
far more interesting apart
than together.

Dear Lynne: This is my
newlywed Hanukkah, with
three new marriages at one
table. I'd like to give each
couple a Jewish cookbook,
as my mother gave us.
Could you offer some
suggestion s?, ,-he
keeper of Family
Dear Keeper: We are
talking heritage between
book covers, and several
titles come to mind, each
offering something quite
"The New York Times
Jewish Cookbook," edited
by Linda Amster (St.
Martin's Press, 2003; $35),
is the "big book" of Jewish
food, with more than 800
recipes from Europe,
America and the Middle
Joan Nathan's "Jewish
Cooking in America"
(Alfred A. Knopf, 1994;
$30) melds excellent
recipes with intriguing
scholarship. Like all of
Nathan's books, this is as
much fun to read as to
cook from. "Joan Nathan's
Holiday Cookbook"
(Schocken Books, 2004;
$29.95) is another
Two professors from the
University of Rhode Island
created an award-winning
examination of Jews in
Spain in their "A Drizzle of
Honey: The Lives and
Recipes of Spain's Secret
Jews" (St. Martin's Griffin,
1999; $19.95). Enjoy.

Dear Lynne: In a
cosmic moment it came to
me why people hate
fruitcake. Old time
fruitcake is not chocolate.
If it were, we'd hoard it. In
your travels, have you
found a truly traditional
fruitcake with chocolate?
This could bring about a
paradigm shift. -
Freudian Fruitcake
Dear Fruitcake Freud:
You have come upon what
could be a great truth.
People in Ferrara, Italy,
stumbled upon it about
150 years ago. They added
chocolate, a lot of
chocolate, to their winter
spice cake, called
Pampepato, or peppered
bread. The Ferrarese
.figured out that the cake
keeps moister longer if it is
encased in a shell of
chocolate. What could be


Rossetto Kasper
This cake mellows
beautifully during two
weeks at room temperature,
even though you could
begin enjoying it within
12 hours after baking.
Serve it cut in thin slices
with coffee. As Pampepato
ages, warm the slices and
moisten them with butter.

Makes 2 cakes, serving 6 to 8 each.
This recipe always reminds
me of making mud pies, it is
that easy.
1-' cups (6 ounces)
cake flour (spooned into
measuring cup and leveled)
1- /cups (6 ounces)
all-purpose unbleached flour
(spooned into measuring cup
and leveled)
14 teaspoon baking
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons candied
citron, cut into very fine dice
1 cup candied orange rind,
cut into very fine dice
2 dried figs, finely minced
1-3/4 cups (7 ounces) whole
blanched almonds, toasted
and coarsely chopped
6 ounces bittersweet
chocolate. chopped into
bite-sized pieces
1-1 cups water
1-/% cups (10.5 ounces)
/4 cup ground sweet
1 cup cocoa (not Dutch
Generous/2 teaspoon
ground cloves
'/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
1-/2 teaspoons ground
8 ounces bittersweet
chocolate, melted
and flour a cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 300�. In a
large shallow bowl,
thoroughly mix the flours,
baking powder, baking soda,
candied fruits, figs, almonds
and chopped chocolate.
In a small saucepan over
medium heat, blend the
water, sugar, ground
chocolate and cocoa to a
creamlike consistency. Do
not let it boil. Cool about
15 minutes and stir in the
Make a well in the dry
� ingredients, filling it with the
chocolate mixture. Stir with a
wooden spoon to combine
everything, taking care not to
overmix. It will be a very
sticky dough. Use a rubber
spatula to make two round
mounds of the dough on the
cookie sheet, spacing them
about 3 inches apart. Each
should be no more than 6 to
7 inches in diameter. Smooth
the mounds.
Bake the cakes an hour
and 25 minutes, or until a
tester inserted in the center
of one comes out clean. Cool
to room temperature on the
sheet. Then wrap the two
cakes in plastic wrap and
let them ripen at room
temperature 12 hours to
4 days.
Cloak the cakes in
chocolate by setting them
upside down on a rack.
Spread an almost transparent
film of melted chocolate over
the bottom of each. Once it
has hardened, flip the cakes
over and spread a slightly
thicker film over the rest of
the cakes. When the
chocolate hardens, rewrap
the cakes and store them at
room temperature.
* Lynne Rossetto Kasper
hosts The Splendid Table,
Minnesota Public Radio's
weekly national show for
people who love to eat.

A Christmas feast

of Old World traditions

If you're looking for a good
old-fashioned holiday
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Winter has settled in like
new-fallen snow. Wind
whistles around eaves
in the darkness. Inside,
homes are bright with
evergreens and holly, humming with
holiday-inspired anticipation, and
fragrant with the scent of roasts and
hams and puddings and pies.
Christmas is coming - and that, of
course, means Christmas dinner.
Experimentation is a fine thing, but
this, nostalgia-filled time of year always
makes me daydream about the olden
days, when families cut huge yule logs
to burn on their open hearths and
carolers went a-wassailing door to
door, singing for their suppers (or a
cup of something hot, at least) and
Christmas, then as now, marked one of
the last few bright, festive days before'
the wolfish jaws of winter snapped shut
until spring.
It's a holiday that calls for a nod to
tradition, as well as rich, spicy flavors
that will fight off chills while feeding a
crowd. So our Christmas dinner
features a surprisingly modern beef
roast - the recipe for which
nevertheless first appeared in a
medieval cookbook - that is encased
in a pastry crust and roasted with
herbs and dried figs, dates and apples.
To complement the roast, we include
an earthy gratin of potatoes and Stilton
blue cheese, and peas with lemon juice
and fresh mint served as a refreshing
side dish.
Ever wonder about that figgyy
pudding" of caroling fame? We've
included a recipe for it to finish the
feast, maybe along with a plate of your
family's favorite cookies.
Of course, no Christmas celebration
is complete without a cup or two of
wassail, a traditional hot punch for
wintertime celebrations. And just
think, when those carolers come
a-wassailing, you'll be the toast of the
- Madeleine Pelner Cosman, "Fabulous Feasts:
Medieval Cookery and Ceremony
4 or more tablespoons oil or butter for
searing meat
5 pounds beef roast tied with butcher's
/2cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried sweet basil, crushed
/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
/4 teaspoon thyme
1 cup dates, pits removed, cut in halves
1 cup dried figs, stems removed, cut in
/2 cup dried apple rings, cut in halves
2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
1-% cups beef stock
1 cup flour
1 egg
% cup milk
% teaspoon salt
/2 scant teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, crushed
* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to
350 degrees.
In Dutch oven with a tight cover, melt
the butter. Dredge the roast with the
mixture of flour, cinnamon and salt, and
thoroughly sear in the heated butter,
browning all sides.
Mix basil, rosemary and thyme. Mix
spices with combined dates, figs and
Arrange spiced fruits around the meat.
Sprinkle sugar or drizzle honey on fruits.
Carefully pour beef stock around edges of
pot so as to avoid "flooding" any food
surfaces. Cover tightly. Bake at
350 degrees for 3 hours, or until tender.
Remove from oven to cool for 30 minutes.
Increase oven heat to 450 degrees.
Prepare a very thick batter by
vigorously stirring together all batter
ingredients except parsley. Add extra flour
if necessary. Add chopped parsley to the
Pour batter over roast, allowing excess
to trickle into gravy. Return meat to hot
oven (at 450 degrees) for 5 to 10 minutes
so that coating browns nicely.
Cut the roast in its dough "jacket"
(somewhat reminiscent of the modern
Beef Wellington). Serve the "crisps" of
dough, which formed in the juices, along
with the gravy and fruit.
Serves 6 to 8.

- Tina Salter, "Gratins: Savory and

A Christmas roast with all the trimmings sets a festive tone for dinner.

Sweet Recipes from Oven to Table"
4 russet potatoes (about 2 pounds),
peeled, rinsed and dried
1/2 to/4 cup freshly crumbled blue cheese,
such as Stilton or Maytag
Kosher salt
S4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room
* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to
400 degrees. Generously butter an
8- to 10-inch (1-'/-quart) gratin dish.
Coarsely grate the potatoes. Using your
hands, gently squeeze out:some of the
excess liquid (it's OK if they're still damp).
Transfer a generous one-half of the
potatoes to the prepared gratin dish.
Sprinkle the blue cheese evenly over the
top. Cover with the remaining potatoes,
season with salt, and dot the surface with
the butter, spreading the butter over as
much of the surface as possible. (The
areas that are coated with butter will color
and crisp
Place the gratin on a sturdy baking
sheet. Bake until really crusty and deep
golden brown, 1'to 1-'/2 hours. Serve
Serves 4 to 6.
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen baby peas
'/2 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh peppermint,
Sea salt and freshly ground black
* DIRECTIONS: Bring peas and water
to a boil, then reduce heat to low and
cook until just heated through, about
5 minutes. Drain, return to pan and add
butter, stirring to coat peas. Add lemon
juice and peppermint; stir to combine.
Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to
taste. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6.

- Irma S. Rombauer and
Marion Rombauer Becker, "Joy of Cooking"
'/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup molasses
2 cups finely chopped dried figs
'/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup buttermilk
Black walnut-meats, optional
2-' cups sifted all-purpose flour
'/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons double-acting baking
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
'/ teaspoon nutmeg

1-' cups brown sugar
'/2 cup butter
1/3 cup cream
2 tablespoons dry wine or 1 teaspoon
1/4 cup chopped nuts. optional
* DIRECTIONS: First, make hard
sauce. Sift brown sugar. Beat butter until
soft. Add sugar to butter gradually and
beat butler and sugar until well-blended.
Beat in cream slowly. Beat in wine or
vanilla, drop by drop. Chill well. Add nuts
for garnish if desired.
Then make pudding. Preheat oven to
325 degrees. Beat butter until soft. Add
eggs and molasses and beat until fluffy.
Add figs, grated lemon rind, buttermilk and
walnut meats if desired.
Sift together sifted flour (this is the
second sifting) with baking soda, baking
powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
(1 teaspoon ginger can be substiluled for
cinnamon and nutmeg). Stir sifted
ingredients into pudding mixture. Bake in
a greased 9-inch tube pan about 1 hour.
Serve hot with Brown Sugar Hard Sauce.
Serves 14.
- "Joy of Cooking"
1 dozen apples
1 cup water
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
'/2 teaspoon ground mace
6 whole cloves
6 allspice berries
1 stick cinnamon
1 dozen eggs, whites and yolks
separated and reserved
4 bottles sherry or Madeira
2 cups brandy
* DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to
375 degrees. Core and bake apples for
about 30 minutes, until tender but not
In a saucepan, combine water, sugar,
nutmeg, ginger, mace, cloves, allspice
berries and cinnamon and boil for
5 minutes. Let cool.
Beat egg whites until stiff, forming soft
peaks, but not dry. Separately, beat egg
yolks until light in color. Gently fold whites
into yolks, using large bowl. Strain cooled
sugar-and-spice mixture through sieve
into eggs, combining quickly. In separate
pots, bring sherry or madeira and brandy
almost to the boiling point.
Incorporate hot sherry or madeira with
the spice-and-egg mixture, beginning
slowly and stirring briskly with each
addition. Toward the end of this process,
add brandy. Just before serving and while
mixture is still foaming, add baked apples.
Serve in a heat-resistant punch bowl or in
individual mugs.


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A Perfect Christmas Gift!
Lake City area resident discount.
MSN.Net Hosting 877-467-7932

We help with all your computer
needs. Virus & Spyware Repair,
,Network & New Computer Setup.
Tutoring and anything else!
Call Dave at 352-870-7467.

Concrete Work

Slabs, footings, drives, etc. Licensed.
S& Insured. Home Owner Discounts.
' :, Call 386-719-9918

Painting Service

N & N: We come from the old
school. Affordable painting &
pressure washing. Since 1952. Save
$100 on all paint jobs by calling:
386-965-0482,or 386-697-6237
Free Estimates.

Nick's Painting & Pressure
Washing. 20 yrs exp. Quality Work,
Free Estimates. Will Meet or Beat
all other Estimates. 386-344-4242
Painting & Handyman Service
Painting, Home Repair, Remodel,
Drywall Repair, & Pressure Wash
Call Mike Lainhart 386-454-7060

Home Improvements

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

Home Maintenance

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

Lawn & Landscape Service

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lawn care, sod, trim-
ming, design. Com. & Resd. Lic. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 Iv msg.

Make your flower beds look like
new. Delivered & spread or just
delivery. 386-935-6595

Wash & Vac $ 25.00.
Total Works- $ 80.00.
We will come to you 386-965-4987
Pick up of unwanted metals,
tin, scrap vehicles.
386-755-0133 We Recycle.

Drywall Services

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

Pressure Cleaning

Andrews PressureWashing .
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Free Estimates.
Call 386-755-2065
Pressure Washing & Painting.
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Land Services

s Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding, disking, site prep
& landscape work. Custom Lawn
care. Irrigation Repair &
Installation. Free Estimate!
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discount. 15 years experience.
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Re Roofing, Shingle & Metal
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CjWe No. 05-467-A"
WINDHAM, his wife,
AS WELL AS any and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against
ANTHONY SANCHEZ or his heirs, ad-
ministrators and assigns, as well as all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title to the following property in
Columbia County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 169, Unit 18, THREE RIVERS ES-
TATES, Columbia County, Florida.
(Parcel No. 00-00-00-01144-000)
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE
J. WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1354,
Bronson, Florida 32621, on or before
December 29, 2005 and file the original
with the Clerk.of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs' attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
Dated this 21st day of November 2005.
Clerk of Court
by:/s/J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
November 30, 2005
December 7, 14,21,2005

DALE C. FERGUSON, as Trustee. for
JUANITA SHIPP, his wife,
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment en-
tered in the above styled cause and num-
bered case, which is a foreclosure suit, I
..ill bia County, Florida:
Lot 33, Pine Ridge, a subdivision as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, 'Pages 102-
102A, Columbia County, Florida, sub-
ject to restrictions as recorded in O.R.
Book 533, Pages 11-13, Columbia
County,, Florida and subject to power
line easement and water line easements
as specifically stated in said restrictions
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, except that the Plaintiff,
under said Summary Final Judgment is
permitted to deposit less than the amount
bid, at the Front Door of the
Columbia County Courthouse, in Lake
City, Florida, between the
hours of 1100 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. on
the 18th day of January, 2006.
Dated this 15th day of December, 2005,
at Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.
P. DeWitt Cason
BY: J. Markham
Deputy Clerk
05509080 '
December 21, 28, 2005


The School Board of Columbia County
will hold a public hearing on Tuesday,
January 24, 2006,
at 7:00 p.m., at 372 W. Duval Street,
Lake City, Florida, on proposed amend-
ments to rules, regulations and proce-
dures for the operation of the Columbia
County School System. The public is in-
vited to attend. Action is anticipated at
this meeting.
Persons with disabilities who require as-
sistance to participate in the public hear-
ing are requested to notify the Office of
the Superintendent at 755-8000 at least
48 hours in advance so that their needs
can be accommodated.
TITLE: :New Job Descrip-
tion #18-B: Coordinator of Elementary
job description. This person will pro-
vide leadership, coordination and sup-
port for learning programs and activities
to provide high quality programs to stu-
dents throughout the district.
1012.22, 1012.23; Florida Statutes
TITLE: New Job Descrip-
tion #23-A: Director of Curriculum, As-
sessment and Accountability
job description. This person will pro-
vide leadership, coordination and sup-
port for educational programs and activi-
ties to provide high quality curriculum
and instruction to students throughout
the district.
1012.22, 1012.23; Florida Statutes
A complete text of the proposed amend-
ed rules, regulations and procedures can
be obtained at the Office of the Superin-
tendent of Schools, 372 W. Duval St.,
Lake City, FL, between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Fri-
day. Economic impact statements,
where applicable, are on file in the Of-
fice of the Superintendent at the above
listed address.
DATED THIS 14th DAY OF December,
Linard Johnson
Grady D. Markham
December 21, 2005

CASE NO. 05-CA-490

whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or written defenses, if any,
in the above proceeding with the Clerk
of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on or
before January 23, 2006; the nature of
this proceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
RR 1 BOX 1010
If you fail to file your answer'or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiff's attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at COLUMBIA County this
14th day of December, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings. If hear-
ing impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice), via
Florida Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
December 21, 28, 2005

CASE NO. 04-646-CC
Notice is hereby given that the following
described real property:
Lot 30, Perry Place Phase 2, a subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, page
202, Columbia County, Florida.
shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court,
at public sale, pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment rendered in the above' styled action
dated December 15, 2005, at the Colum-
bia County Courthouse in Lake City,
Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on Wednesday, January 18, 2006,
to the best and highest bidder for cash.
WITNESS my hand and official seal in
the State and County aforesaid this 15th
day of December, 2005.
Clerk of Court
Deputy Clerk
December 21,28, 2005
Sec. 197.241 F.S.
Notice is hereby given that MARK SUL-
the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the prop-
erty, and name in which it was assessed
is as follows:
Certificate Number: 956
Year of Issuance: 1999
Description of Property: 16-6S-36-
04101-000, BEG 880 FT E OF NW
COR OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4, RUN E 105
FT, S 210 FT, W 105 FT, N 210 FT TO
POB. ORB 454-114, 515-518.
Name in which assessed: EVELYN
All of said property being in the County
of Columbia, State of Florida. Unless
said certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, the property described in
such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the Courthouse on Monday
the 23RD day of January, 2006, at 11:00
Dates of Publication: Dec 21 & 28, 2005
& Jan 4 & 11, 2006.
PLEASE CONTACT Katrina Vercher
LAKE CITY, FL 32056; (386)719-7580.
SUNCOM 839-7580, WITHIN 2
December 21, 28, 2005
January 4, 11, 2006

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The District Board of Trustees, Lake
City Community College, will hold a
public meeting at 4:00 p.m. on January
10, 2006, in the Lake City Community
College Board Room, Lake City, FL.
Topics of consideration will be routine
College business.
Any person wishing to be heard on any
agenda matter will be provided an op-
portunity to do so by appearing before
the Board in the Lake City Community
College Board Room, Lake City, FL.
All objections to this notice and propri-
ety of the scheduled meeting should be
filed with Lake City Community College
prior to noon, Friday, January 6, 2006.
All legal issues should be brought to the
Trustees' attention and an attempt made
to resolve them prior to the meeting.
Please notify the President's office im-
mhediately if you require accommodation
for participation in the meeting.
A study session will begin at 2:30 p.m.,
with a reception following at 3:30 p.m.,
in the Lake City Community College
Board Room, Lake City, FL.
December 21, 2005
ROAD PROJECT NO. 2004-09 (Phase
2) CR 240 FROM SR 47 TO SR 25
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received in the Columbia County
Manager's office until 11:00 A.M. on
January 4, 2006, for Columbia County
Road Project 2004-09, Phase 2. This of-
fice is located on the second floor of the
Courthouse Annex at 135 NE Hernando
Avenue, Room 203, Lake City, Florida
This project consists of improving Coun-
ty Road 240 from SR 47 to SR 25, a dis-
tance of 6.04 miles. Scope of work in-.
cludes: clearing and grubbing, grading,.
limerock base, reworking Lc iini.
ment, limerock base widening,-asphaltic
concrete leveling and surface, driveway
paving, borrow, sod, seed and mulch and
incidental items.
The Bid Forms and Construction Speci-
fications may be obtained from the
County Manager's office during normal
working hours (386) 755-4100.
The successful bidder will be required to
furnish the County Manager with a per-
formance bond and liability insurance
prior to commencing work.
The Columbia County Commission re-
serves the right to reject any or all bids
and to add to the contract or delete from
the contract to stay within their funding
Ronald Williams, Chairperson
Board of County Commissioners
Columbia County, Florida
December 14, 21, 2005

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020 Lost & Found
REWARD FOR any information
leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person who stole the Coleman
Powermate 5000 watt generator
from 177 NW Vanvorst Ct. Please
Contact Columbia County Sheriff
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experience using Quark Xpress,
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graphic position and supervisory
experience helpful. Salary will be
based on work experience and
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and 401k available.
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Warehouse Assistant Needed
Quest Aviation, Inc. is seeking an
honest, hard working, full time
employee for our shipping &
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some computer skills and
possess an attention to details.
Pay ranging from $8 to $10 per
hour depending on qualifications.
Please fax resume to
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Case Manager needed for our
Juvenile Justice Program in
Circuit 3. This position provides
collateral contact and linkages
with agencies, schools and other
community services. BA/BS
Human Services field, one year
experience working with
adolescents and ability to work as
a memberof a team, required.
Excellent benefits package to
include 401k. Interested
candidates should mail cover
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percentage pay
800-247-2862 ext. 1
No CDL? We can help!
Call 800-247-2862 ext. 3
$ $ $ $ $ $ $

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Time Warner Cable has three (3)
positions open at this time.
Please visit our web site: to apply.
Sorry, no paper applications or
phone calls can be accepted.
Time Warner
offers exceptional benefits:
401K & Pension Plan
Paid Vacation & Holidays
Paid Training
EOE/AA Employer
Drug Free Workplace

Pritchett Trucking, Inc. is in
need of a Driver Recruiter at its
Lake Butler, FL facility.
Candidate must have a minimum
of one year experience in
recruiting drivers in the
transportation industry with a
proven track record in sourcing,
screening and hiring qualified
class A drivers. This individual
must have a professional
demeanor with excellent
interpersonal and organizational
skills. Familiarity with MS Office
and Internet sourcing is also
desired. This position will not
require travel. Compensation
package will include a salary
(commensurate with experience),
health benefits, 401 (k)
retirement, vacation.
Contact Tom at 800-808-3052;

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

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

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



Has both local and regional driving positions available for both company
and owner operators. Must have class A CDL and at least one year expe-
rience. Apply in person on Hwy 121 in Lake Butler or call Wallace Christie

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


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to form the surprise answer, as
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DECEMBER 21, 2005


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

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1993 Honda
Accord EX
2 Door, 5 speed, AC, sun
roof, very good condition.

2002 Sportster
Harley Davidson
1956 Miles,
Road Leders, Helmet
Very Gbod Conrdition
Cell: 386-867-2382
Home: 386-755-6088

1999 Chevy Z71

58,995 OBO
Reg. Cab

1999 Nissan Maxima
Power windows, locks, doors,
seats, factory security, ice
cold air, ABS brakes, 111 K,
senior owned, great gas
mileage, like new.

1999 Harley DavIdson
Ultra Classic - Electra Glide
'19,500 OBO'
1550 cc engine, Fully dressed w/lots of
accessories, 15,000 miles, new tires,
big bore kit 36K invested
Will sacrillce.

2000 Fatboy
Corbon Seat, Lots of Chrome,
Garage Kept, Just Serviced, New
Brakes, 36K Miles, Exc. Condition

1997 Harley Davidson
1200 Sportster
*6,500 OBO
Turquoise & cream w/burgundy
pin stripes, 10,000 miles, detach-
able rack w/travel bag and more.

*1,200 OBO
4 cyl., PS/PB, Runs Good,
Economical, Rebuilt Engine, New
Radiator, Needs: Brakes, CV
Joints, Good Cleaning & TLC




40 Countesses'
42 Slalom run
43 Luxury car
44 German
46 Falling star
49 Made cat noises
53 Place for birds
54 Laughed loudly
55 Abraham
Lincoln coin
56 Dobbin's


1 Plastic used
for pipes
2 Feel crummy
3 Delhi
4 Minor
5 Forage crop
6 Chicago
7 Bridle part
8 Boor

Answer to Previous Puzzle


9 Goodall subject
10 Install a lawn
12 Respect
13 Mountain
18 More baggy

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19 Used a
20 Reeks
22 Airport fluid
23 Voodoo slave
24 Set phrases
25 Outfits
28 Oahu welcome
30 Mdse.
34 Self-
35 Bacon
40 Georgia
41 Crooked
43 Soup
45 Haunted-
house sound
46 Explorer's
47 Twilight,
to a poet
48 Shiny metal
50 Mont.
51 Poet's
52 Banned
bug spray

Liberty National Life Insurance Co.
is expanding its operation and is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill insurance sales & service positions.
Average annual earnings $42,000. Fringe benefit package: 2
retirement funds, health insurance, paid vacation, conven-
tion trips & many others. No experience necessary. We have
on the job training. Requirements: honesty, hard worker &
dependable transportation.
'Contact Ronnie Harieyfat 386-752-2583 ' .
:. Or fax resume to: 386-752-8724
Liberty National is an EOE Licensed Agents Welcome


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6 Fierce whales
11 Macho
13 El-
14 Bluffs
15 Made a foray
16 Blubbery
17 Prince Valiant's
18 Vinyl records
21 Mantel
23 Quick turn
26 Not home
27 Agent's take
28 Miner's quest
29 Paper-folding
31 Give off
32 Cell phone
33 Reindeer
36 Cartoon shrieks
37 Ecol. watchdog
38 Rascal
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Classified Department: 755-5440

Classified Department: 755-5440

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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

Employment Opportunity
Columbia County

Columbia County is accepting
applications for
County Engineer. A highly
responsible, administrative,
technical, & planning &
professional work in directing the
engineering activities of the
County. Minimum Experience:
Graduation from an accredited
college or university with a
degree in Civil or Public Works
Engineering and must be
registered as a professional
engineer in the State of Florida
with extensive experience in
roadway design, construction,
maintenance & drainage.
Columbia County residency
required within six months of date
of employment. Salary is $31.25 -
$45.68 per hour plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical & drug
screening. Applications may be
obtained at the Human Resources
Office, Board of County
Commissioners, 135 NE
Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City,
FL 32055, or online at
(386)758-2123, TDD (386)758-
2139. Applications must be
received on or before 12/30/05
or until position is filled.
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Employment Opportunity
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for a Librarian II.
This is full-time professional
library work coordinating and
conducting services 'and activities
in the Reference area. Minimum
training: MLS or equivalent from
an American Library Association
accredited University plus two
years of library experience. A
comparable amount of training,
education or experience may be
substituted for the above
minimum qualification. Valid FL
Drivers License required. Salary
range is $11.85- $19.00 per hour
plus benefits. Successful applicant
must pass pre-employment
physical & drug screening.
Applications may be obtained at
the Human Resources Office,
Board of County Commissioners,
135 NE Hernando Ave., Lake
City, Fl 32055, or online at
(386) 758-2123, TDD (386)758-
2139. Review of applications
will begin on 12/30/05 and
continue until the position is
filled. Columbia County is an
AA/EEO/ADA/VP employer.

Administration Office Person
Needed for Animal feed
manufacturing plant. Position
requires: Computer skills
including M.S. Office products,
payroll experience helpful.
Ability to multi-task and
communicate both written and
verbally a must. Must have a H.S.
Diploma or equivalent. Available
benefits include medical and
dental ins., 401K, paid vacations,
holidays, pension program and
more. Land O' Lakes Purina
Feed LLC is an Equal .
Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer and enforces a drug
free workforce. Applications will
be accepted at 637 NW Lake
Jeffrey Rd. Lake City, Fl. 32055
or fax resume to 386-755-9357

Bookkeeper Needed
F/T position. Quickbooks
experience required.
Call 386-752-8558


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Dedicated & Regional
Co., O/OP'S, Teams &
Student Grads
$1,000 Sign On
(For Exp'd OTR Drivers)
Call 7 Days a Week
eoe m/f/h/v

Seeking Office Assistant
F/T for busy agency. Must be:
* Very Organized.
* Professional
* Proficient in MS Office,
* Previous office exp a must.
* Friendly & outgoing.
Salary commensurate w/exp.
Call Ashley at 386-752-9440

Administrative Assistant
Org. Excel, MS Word, Quick
Books, and Multi-task for fast paced
Medical office. Must be dependable,
efficient. Resume to:
Administrator, PO Box 489,
Lake City, Florida 32056

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1 Opportunities
Driver-Dedicated Regional
*65% Preloaded/Pretarped
*Avg, $818 - $896/week
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627

Jameson Inn
Now Hiring
P/T Housekeeper &
Front Desk
Must be flexible & dependable.
Apply in person at 285 SW
Commerce Blvd.
Lake City No phone calls.

Progressive Imaging Clinic seeks
ambitious marketing person for
Lake City & surrounding areas.
Responsibilities include educating
& establishing contact w/area
Physicians. Position offers attractive
salary & benefits. Fax resume to
352-861-4611 or email to

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.

100 Job
1 Opportunities
For Lake City area. Pays up to
$7.90. Experienced preferred but
notrequired. We offer health
benefits, 401K and paid vacations.
BB9500016 EEO
CALL 1-800-489-9716

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
If you Absolutely,
Positively must make
$$2,000 ++
each and every week
This opportunity will
change your life!!

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

100 Job
1 Opportunities

Highly Experienced Dental
Assistant needed for busy quality
general practice. $17.00 hr plus paid
insurance, vacation & bonuses.
Fax resume to: 386-752-7681
or call 386-752-8531

FAST PACED Growing Company.
In need of a Person with out going
personality, and excellent typing
skills, must be detail oriented, a test
will administered. FT. Please fax
resume with cover letter to:

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

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.

P/T Warehouse Workers
Sat. Only. Must apply in person, no
phone calls. H & M Bay,
State Farmers Market,
2920 CR 136, Unit 2; Office 7
White Springs, FL
Must be 18 yrs old to apply.

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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

Wanted: Part to Full Time
Mechanic to rebuild Semi Flatbed
Trailers. Must know Airbrakes &
electric wiring. Must have tools,
transportation & references.
Call 352-281-0235
Asphalt Plant Technician
Level II Certified
Hipp Construction
Call 386-462-2047
E.O.E./ D/F/W/P
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
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

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Kaam Transmission needs exp.
Auto Tech, or R&R Mechanic with
experience. Must have own tools.
Apply in person 125 NE Jonesway
Lake City, 32055 or 386-758-8436 -

Legal Secretary
Phone & Computer skills required.
Send reply to Box 05007, C/O The.
Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056
M&L Trucking needs a Truck
Driver for hauling logs with clean
CDL's. MUST be willing to work!
Leo Brady at 386-961-1133,
386-344-5035, after 7 pm. 752-6259
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911
Operator. Apply in Person at
Walsh Race Craft at 1725 S Ohio
Ave, Live Oak,'FL 32064 or
call 386-364-4942 ask for Mike.
Wanted: Handy Man to remodel
and maintain rental units in
Lake City & High Springs area.
Must have tools, transportation &
references. Call 352-281-0235


Residential, Acreage & Commercial



Country Estate With Development
Potential Excellent location, close to
town. 3850 sf. 4BR3BA. Large rooms,
open & spacious floor plan, too many
extras to list. 12.42 acres, in ground
pool, barn. Ask for

Lori Glebeig Simpson 752-2874


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Immaculate 3/2 Block & Stucco
Home...on 15.5 acres. Mexican tile
throughout most of home. Vaulted
ceilings in great room & French doors
in every room. MLS#48616, $315,000.
For more details call Kellie Shirah


Nen% Beautlul Homel Greatl ocalion!
3BR/2.5BA, ceramic tile in living areas,
unusual interior Architectural features
w/indirect lighting, beautiful custom cabi-
nets, hard surface counter tops, office/den,
stainless appliances, whirlpool in MB, sod-
ded lawn, deep well, gutters, workshop
w/ele. MLS#49160, $269,900.
For more info call Don or Sherry Ratliff

1 $ .386-752-3300

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

cnUl2 Jackie Taylor & Associates

West Suwannee Counry) I ,Jr,) acret
& 1790 sf. mobile. Built 1997. One
acre, balance wooded. $134,900.
Call Bill Colter

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lRFfiVI N 386-647-6344

fully landscaped acre close to town,
just off paved road. Very private.
MLS#47080, $71,000. Brett Deutsch


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


uurgeous 2u Acres oi pasture, at per-
fect for that farm or dream home.
Property is completely fenced & cross
fenced. A must see. MLS#48270,
$310,000. Call Kellie Shirah


Investors! 40-56 Acre Tracts On CR
158 near the new Jai-Alai stadium in
Hamilton County. $247,623 -
$448,088. Call Patti Taylor

auwannee Counry - 11.10 oeauniu
acres, cleared and fenced w/large oak
trees on front of property. Site built or
mobilehomes allowed. $169,000.
Call Debbie King



Beautiful Country Home on 10 Acres.
Paved drive. 5BR/3.5BA, Ige rooms,
country kitchen, screened back
porch, deck, detached 3 car garage
pond w/dock & fencing. MLS#47993,
$649,900. Ask for Elaine K. Tolar

Income Income! & More Income! -
Nice MH park w/7 existing homes &
room for more. Enough land included
for 10 more units. $375,000.
Call Charles Peeler

N ,O,. 386-752-3300 BISHOPREAL N. IC.

Now This Is Country Living! 3/2 on 5
Beautiful home I1 i-~i-.ri. l -akte Cir\' acres. Screened back porch. New roof
5/2.5, 4,000� sf, 3 fireplaces, near in 2003, new "Train" heat pump Sept.
Lake Isabella. Zoned res/com., 2005. Pecan trees. 2 water heaters, 2
commercial kitchen, handicapped
equipped bathroom. MLS#48400 wells, & 2 skeptics. MLS#47878,
Only $299,900 Call Mitchell Lee $289,900. Call Kimberly Wynne
386-867-15 - 386-965-5630

4/2 Concrete Block Home - with
1717 sq.,ft. in beautiful Lake Forest
Subdivision. This home is priced to
sell at $144,900. Home Needs paint
and carpet. Call Mitchell Lee


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Happy Jack - Several 10 Acre lots avail-
able in Southwest Estates part woods,
part pasture. Mobile homes allowed.
$125-$135,000. Call Shirley Hitson

I uy2 Jackie Taylor & Associates
-=:::-21 386-697-1721

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

Rf/MA � Professionals, Inc
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Riverhouse on the \itthlacoochle -
2BR/2BA, Irg open spaces, less than
1/4 mile from boat ramp! MLS#46668,
$140,000. Brett Deutsch

LOOKing Ior a Lot on tne Hiver? Inis
could be the one. Located in the
Suwannee Ridge subdivision.
$89,000, MLS#48268.
Call Kellie Shirah today for details

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Great for Divers! - 1.26 acres just down
the road from Peacock Springs.
Electricity very close to property.
Wooded with some gorgeous old trees.
MLS#46799, $27,000. Brett Deutsch

Dais; lid. 4 _' DIVT.l-i 2 ,, -h , ' ql.. i
20 acres of nice high & dry pasture
land w/about 1 acre wooded w/home.
Storage bldg., horse stalls & above
ground pool. $280,000.
Call Charles Peeler

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3BR/2BA Showcase Home with 2634
sf. on 1/2 acre.MLS#49181, $189,900.
For a full list of extras call
Anita Tonetti

Results! Reaft
Our Name Telfs Our Story

5-10 Acie. Cleared .. *.t ,tu.rd l',.ij :
and grass pasture. Fenced permitter.
Mobilehome or site built. Private &
quiet. Hwy 49 to Live Oak. $138,888
Call lack Ambrosine


Pinemount Meadows - Great location
for your dream home. Several lots to
choose from. Private area West of
town, mobile homes allowed.
$85-$149,000. Call Shirley Hitson

Results! Realy
Our Nlatne Tels Our Story!

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Lakefront 15 Acres on private Lake
Casterline, fish, waterski. Subdivide
into 5 acre lots. Sitebuilt.

,-&, 386-752-3300

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



Listed on Historical Homes Registry - High
profile location in White Springs, 3/2, 1694
sq. ft. 2 porches, 2 fireplaces, lots of original
features from 1918 construction. $275,000.
Call Nell or Hansel Holton


3 Lot 5 Mobile Home Investment
property. This park has had a 0%
vacancy rate. Immediate cash flow.
MLS#47078, $169,900. Todd Bowers


Results! ReaCty
Our gName Tell Our Story!

II lour Looking For Seclusion 10
Acres Cleared. DW mobile home 2/2
w/workshop. Deer & turkey minutes
to Jasper or Live Oak. $138,888.
Call Jack Ambrosine


Investment Property - Build your
triplex, great residential location on
paved road. Only minutes from Lake
City. $75,000 X 7 lots.
Call Shirley Hitson

Results! Realty
Our 9Name Telfs Our Story!

Ilorse Couilmry - II r1:i ..1 . li-.'i
acre mini-ranches. Suwannee County
hwy 129. Fenced & cross fenced.
Improved Bahia pasture. Rolling hills.
$12,888 per acre. Call Jack Ambrosine


R k,/A � Professionals, Inc
AIMrlB 386-647-6344

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


Ranch Home - Spacious 3/2 home
sits on 3+ acres, new carpet & tile
throughout. Front screened porch,
open patio in back, out building.

County Road252 - Well kept 4BR/3BA
DWMH w/SW attached on 5.01 acres.
2,076 sf. w/detached 2 car garage.
$127,000. Call Shirley Hitson

Woodborough - Absolutely beautiful
& immaculate 2200+ sf. brick home
w/porch on a full one acre lot. 10'
ceilings & sprinkler system. Must see
Call Jack Russell

Two Wooded Building Lots 3 1/2
miles west of town, just off paved, rd.
Nearly an acre each. $29,000 per lot.
Call Bill Colter




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Classified Department: 755-5440


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Florida Department of
Position #70032545
Closing Date 12/23/05
Annual Salary Range
$33,824.96 - $56,769.70
Government Operations
Consultant I
Management of statewide
shoe-refurbishing program,
supervise inmates in the
production process, prepare
budget, purchase requisitions,
coordinate assignments of
inmates and ensure safety in
production plant
Special Note:
Ability to organize and maintain
records management system,
communicates effectively,
compose written
correspondences, and operate
personal computer in network
Applicants must apply on-line at;
or by contacting the People First
Service Center at 877-562-7287.
For additional information,
contact the
Department of Corrections

or RO0l4A10
Children's Home Society,
Florida's largest and oldest child
advocacy agency is currently
seeking individuals eager to make
a difference in the life of children.
Become part of the team whose
living philosophy is to
"Embrace Children,
Inspire Lives."
Supervisor for Dependency
unit providing for the needs of
children in foster care as a result
of abuse and neglect. Based in
Live Oak. Masters degree in
human service field required
along with a minimum of two
years related experience. State of
Florida Child Protection
Certification helpful.
Dependency Case Manager
to meet the needs of children in
foster care by evaluating,
coordinating and ensuring
necessary services are provided.
Based in Live Oak. Bachelors
degree in Human Services and
two years relevant experience.
Supervisor for In Home
Family Support Ser ices.
Provides intense case
management services in the home
to meet the needs of families with
issues of abuse and neglect.
Positions available in
Gainesville and Trenton.
Send resume to:
Human Resources
Children's Home Society
605 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Or apply online at www.chsfl.ore
CLASS "A" CDL Driver. Local
Runs. Pay based on Exp. and
References. EEO Employer. Call
386-755-4328 and ask for Craig.
CDL & Mobile Home Delivery
Experience. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Billy.
Comm & Resi, SIGN-ON-BONUS.
Call for Interview 1-888-483-8823
or 352-237-8821. EOE/DFWP
Call 386-755-1568 & leave message
Exp. Roofer needed for Shingles .
DL & Trans Necessary. Lots of
Work, Top Pay! 386-754-2877
Production Workers needed for sign
shop. Experience a plus.
Call 386-755-2006.
Kennel Assistant
Wellborn area. Experience
Preferred. Job references a must.
Call 386-752-2147
mers, Drywall Finishers, Tools and
Transportation required.
Receptionist needed for
construction/sales office.
Professional appearance, & goal
oriented. Call 386-344-4989
Repo Agents & Client Reps
needed for local company.
Good Pay, Benefits available.
For more details call 386-752-2850
is looking for a stylist to join our
team. Please call Brenda 386-
758-7791 at Country Club Plaza.
Wanted: Part to Full Time Driver.
Must have Class "A" CDL,
w/clean driving record.
Call 352-281-0235
Apply in person Grizzly Mfg.

174 NE Cortez Terrace
Lake City, FL (Across from airport)
Manufactured Home sales. Business
degree a plus, Will train right
person. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Mr. Selph or Mr. Corbet

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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

Baya Pointe Nursing Center
Has the following Open Positions:
*FT LPN/RN 3:00 pm-11:00pm
*FT LPN/ RN 11:00 pm-7:00 am
*PT Weekend LPN/RN
7:00 am-3:00 pm
+Front Office Receptionist
Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00 pm
Sat-Sun 9:00am -5:00pm
Apply in Person to:
587 SE Ermine'Ave
Lake City, Fl 32025

Records Clerk Needed
For Busy Doctors office. Medical
Manager helpful. Fax resume to:

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BUSY FAMILY Practice Seeks
Receptionist: Position involves
answering multiline phone system,
scheduling, patient relations &
medical records. Prior experience
required. Fax or mail resume to:
386-719-9494; PO Box 159,
Lake City, FL 32056.

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

Receptionist - Medical Office
Fast Paced, Must be friendly,
dependable, accurate, computers,
multi-task, .great with people. Send
resumes to: Administrator
P.O. Box 489, Lake City, FL 32056

RN NEEDED, Part-Time,
3-lip & llp-7a. Please apply at
The Health Center of Lake City,
560 SW McFarlane Avenue,
Lake City. Equal Opportunity
Employer/ Drug Free Work
Place/Americans with
Disabilities Act.

Suwannee Medical Personnel
Home Care needing per diem RN's
for 4-6hr IV infusions. Coverage
areas are Branford, Mayo and
Providence.' $25.00 per hr.
Please Call Rose 1-877-755-1544
or (386) 755-1544

310 Pets & Supplies
AFRICAN GRAY Parrot For Sale
with cage and all accories. Parrot
does talk. $1,000 OBO. Call 386-

170 Business

Pillar to Post
America's #1 Home Inspection
franchise is now seeking
franchisees in Lake City!
Ongoing training/support.
Investment required.
Call 770-860-0103

180 Money to Loan


0 Schools &
240 Education

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to
wait? Express Training Services of
Gainesville is now offering our
quality CNA exam Prep classes.
Day/Eve classes. Class for 1 week,
certification test the next week.
Class size is limited. Next class
1/09/06. Call 386-755-4401

Mini Schnauzer AKC Female.
Shots, Health Cert, $325.
Call 386-755-3547/386-365-5902
Complete with cage, water bottle &
feeder. 1 yr old. Very tame & good
w/children. $30 Call 386-867-0049
Lab Pups/AKC. Hunting Bkgrd.
Healthy, gorgeous, Blockhead.
Black M/F. Parents/grandparents
on site 386-454-0304
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
Call 386-776-2233
Pups. AKC . TRI COLOR. Born
10/25, ready 12/19. Will hold for
Christmas eve pick up. Male $500.
Female $700.00. 386-963-3553
CATAHOULA w/papers, from
championship lines. Catahoulas are
Americas' oldest rare breed. They
make great pets and have a wide
range of abilities. 386-935-6857

402 Appliances
"HOT POINT" Full Size
Microwave Oven. Clean & Works
Call 386-755-3682
Kenmore Ventless Stove Hood.
White. 30" wide. Brand New.
Call 386-754-0730
Maytag Natural Gas Dryer
Excellent Condition
Call 386-288-5333
good working condition with hood.

407 Computers
$275. 4 months old
Call 386-288-1118

408 Furniture


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Custom built, dovetail
double-glide drawers, hidden
storage w/felt lining. Brand NEW
still in boxes! Retail $5,200.
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408 Furniture
Two White Wicker Twin Beds
All Accesories for both. Brand
New. Willing to separate. $450
Call 386-935-4867

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

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

430 Garage Sales
China Cabinet $250; Dining Table
$350; Set of 10 Chairs $300;
Armoire $95; Several Chairs
$20-$500; Sofa $150; High Boy
$250; Tea Cart $75; Lamps $8-$30;
Dresser $200; 8 Red Cushion Chairs
$100 for all; Piano $750; Plus more!
Call 386-755-1838
YARD SALE 12/17 - 12/23, 8-?
626 SW Chapel Hill St, off
McFarlane. Follow signs. Clothes,
household goods, tools, gift items,
cards, and lots of misc. items.

440 Miscellaneous
Exercise Machine. $50.00
Call 386-719-7216
or 386-623-0926
FOR SALE 17 inch Rims.
Call 386-758-8824
Leave a message.
HITACHI VIDEO Camera in good
working condition with Battery and
Charger, w/extra attachments.
$100.00. Call 386-755-3682
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 110v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
Weider Pro #9940.
$350.00 Call 386-623-0926
or 386-719-7216
TOTAL GYM for sale.
Bought for $200,
'Will sale $175. OBO.
Brand new. Call 386-758-8443

450 Good Things
45 to Eat
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
Clean 3/2 DWMH, 10 miles South
on Branford Hwy. 1 ac. Land, F/P.
Very Private. W/D hookup.
$700mo + sec. 935-3737 Possible
sell with owner financing. No pets!
2/1 MH in quiet Mobile Home
Park. No Pets. 1st & Security
required. 386-755-5488

Excellent condition. Large lot, quiet
neighborhood. No Pets. $400 mo,
1st, last & Sec required. Located 4
1/2 miles West of Lake City.
Call 386-454-5688 Leave msg.

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
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

640 oMobile Homes
Sfor 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 Horie.
Great Deals, While they Last!
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
DELIVER. DOUG 386-288-2617
$500 DOWN
CALL 386-752-7751
BUY NEW Dream Home For Only
5% Down, With a 750 Beacon.
Will Finance.
Call Buddy 386:364-1340
CASH DEALS. We Love Em! We
will give you the very best pricing
in North Florida on new or used
manufactured homes! 800-769-0952
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
NEED A Home?
Call 386-364-1340 Ask For Buddy.
We have several
New & Used to Choose from.
CALL TIM 386-288-2016
CALL 386-752-7751

rean Mobile Home
650 & Land
!! 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 386-466-1104
10 ACRES - 4 BR/2 BA Mobile
Home, approx. 4 miles from 1-75 &
47. Can be divided, $179,000.
386-752-5123 or 386-754-2582

e650 Mobile Home
J650 & Land
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. $134,900.
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 386-961-91.81
FSBO 1998 Redman 28X52 3/2
on 1/2 acre lot. 5 min. from
SWalmart, perfect location.
Call Steve at 386-590-1413
Handyman Special
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
Call 352-215-1018,

3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre comer lot.
Beautiful trees. $84,900.
Call 386-755-2065
Packages, while they last!
Call Ron Now!

705 Rooms for Rent
1 Room plus bath to 1 person.
Furnished. Nice neighborhood.
No Pets. References req. $295 mo.
386-758-7591 or 386-965-0778

0 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to everything, Call Windsong
today 386-758-8455
2/1 Fresh Paint & New Carpet'
Starting at $600/mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626

71 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
Apartment with garage. 5 min. from
Timco & downtown.
386-755-4590 or 386-365-5150
2BR/1BA w/ Garage
$700 + Sec. Pets w/fee.
Call 386-752-9626

Second Story. 2/2, 1,700 sqft.
Country Privacy, deck, secure.
$700/mth. $1,800 needed.
Call 386-961-9181

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
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

3BR/2BA Brick Home Near VA
Large fenced yard w/washer &
dryer, stove, refrig, lawn, maint., &
garbage p/up included. $850 mth,
1st, last & Sec/Dep. req. Call
Richard, Licensed Real Estate
Agent Call 386-867-1414

4/2 2nd Fairway, Southern Oaks
Golf Club. Avail. Jan. 1.
Call 386-755-3898
at 153 SE Gregory Glen.
$995 mo, $995 sec.
Call (904)317-4511
HOMES FROM $199/mo.
4% Down, 30 years at 5.5%
1-3br Foreclosures! For listings
1-800-749-8124 ext. F388

750 Business& &
750 Office Rentals
1235 SF Building
All Utilities Furnished
A Bar Sales, Inc.
7 Days 7 am-7 pm

750 Business &
I5JU Office Rentals
Historic Henderson House
Office/Retail 3000 total sqft.
$1,875/mnthly. 207 S. Marion Ave.
386-867-0048 or 386-752-7951
Medical Office Space for Rent
in Live Oak. Office has 2,10 sqft, 2
waiting areas & 8 exam rooms.
Lease for $1,850 mth. Contact
Poole Realty 386-209-1766
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mth
Call 386-752-4072
Warehouse in good neighborhood.
Great Location!
Must See!$850 mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626
Warehouse: 2 Offices for Lease.
Cannon Creek Industrial Park.
$800/mth per office space

805 Lots for Sale
3.64 Acres $50,000
50% Down with terms
1/2 mile north of Lake City
Call 386-965-5563 or 386-752-0013

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
1411 Sqft, 3BR/2BA, Brick Home.
1 Acre Corer lot in
Cannon Creek $154,900
:Call 386-755-8614
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 &
2 Acreage
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

940 Trucks
1987 Dodge Van 2500
V8/Good Condition XLong
#1,350 OBO
Call 386-754-2126

950 Cars for Sale
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
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

951 Recreational
9 Vehicles
1996 Coleman Pop/Up Camper 24ft
Sleeps 6 comfortably, kitchenette,
outside stove, & Roof A/C. $1,500
Call 386-623-1881

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Lake City Reporter WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 231 1A 63 46 Partly Cloudy TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Health . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B TODAY IN SPORTS A review of the years highlights. TODAY IN HEALTH Easy, speedy way to eat more vegetables, 6A. DONT MISS Christmas dinner Merry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas din ner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The din ner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more information. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON oy Markham, now 83, remembers walking through Lake City Elks Lodge #893 in his youth, awed by the abundance of toys waiting for a child to decide on the perfect Christmas present. Though no one can pinpoint the exact date the Elks Lodge started its Christmas Toy Giveaway, many current members estimate the charitable organization has been making spirits bright since the Great Depression. How do you describe the feeling when you give someone something like that, asked Mike Lydick, chairman of the Christmas Giveaway this year. In addition to organizing toys and Santas appearance on Christmas Eve, Lydick and his family coordinated volun teer efforts to stock, pack and distribute 50 boxes stuffed with food for Christmas Day. The boxes are given to needy fami lies around the community. The menu includes a complete Christmas Day meal turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, bread and more as well as breakfast food for the day after. Volunteers started packing boxes Tuesday morning at 8 to be delivered to their families by approximately noon. Spires IGA Market helped the Elks Lodges event by selling the food at a dis counted rate, but the Lodge still ended up with a bill totaling more than $3,000. Each basket contains between $100 to $150 worth of groceries, and get delivered as far as Fort White. We do this because of the families who do not have anything, Bill Nichols, past district deputy and Exalted Ruler, said. You would be totally surprised if you went to some of the houses we deliver to. We deliver food baskets to people on Christmas Eve who have no food in their house. By Tuesday night, the Elks Lodge will have provided food to fill the bellies of approximately 50 families and provided toys to around 300-400 children. In the past, Nichols said, children have lined the street in front of the Elks Lodge to get the chance to meet Santa and pick a present. A local Secret Santa donated 20 bikes to the Elks Lodge, which were hand ed out at event. Nine of the bikes were claimed ahead of time, and 11 will have been given to children selected by Elks Lodge members throughout the evening. An entire room at the Lodge was dedi cated to toys on the Tuesday morning before the Christmas Giveaway. Through fundraisers and Lodge events, the Christmas Giveaway ELKS LODGES ANNUAL 50 150 3000 400 20 100 20 boxes packed with food to give to local families average cost, in dollars, of groceries that went into each box cost, in dollars, to put on this years giveaway estimated number of kids to receive gifts from the Elks Lodge bikes donated by a Secret Santa to be given away volunteers worked together to prepare event volunteers packed boxes on Christmas Eve morning r Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter TOP: Mike Lydick, the chairman for the Elks Lodge #893 Christmas Giveaway, checks to make sure everything is in order Tuesday morning. The organization prepared 50 boxes stuffed with turkeys, milk, eggs, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more as well as filled a room full of toys for children. LEFT: Elks Lodge #893 Exalted Ruler Fred Lammers grabs cans of green beans to distribute among the 50 boxes the organization prepared for families across the coun ty. RIGHT: Jay Swisher loads a turkey into one of the 50 boxes packed by the Lake City Elks Lodge #893 on Tuesday. The organization provided Christmas dinners to families throughout Columbia County. See more photos in tomorrows paper. Working to restore the flow at Bell Springs From staff reports The Suwannee River Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are partnering to restore the natural spring run and ecology of Bell Springs in Columbia County. Before the water district acquired of the property, the spring flow was interrupted by the installation of earthen berms and culverts to partition the spring run into three dis tinct ponds. The narrow spring run was converted into a 1.3 acre pond and two smaller ponds. Interruptions in the natural flow caused the main pond to become dominated by algae and the smaller ponds to be overrun with duckweed. The district acquired the 54acre Bell Springs Tract in 2008 to protect water quality, flood plains, and natural systems. The COURTESY Construction crews at Bell Springs use excavators to remove one of four earthen berms that have interrupted the springs natural flow. SPRINGS continued on 3A Volunteers give their all for the holidays Local folks out to make the world a little better place. AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter George Knighton packs food into a bag for families to collect from Catholic Charities. Knighton has been volunteering with the food services organization for the past nine years, despite health concerns. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON B oth George Knighton and Stephanie Roberts spend their time helping those less fortunate than they are: One fills the cabinets of needy families with food, while the other rubs the furry bel lies of Lake Citys homeless animals. According to Catholic Charities chief operating officer Suzanne Edwards, many of the volunteers around town remain the citys unsung heroes. But, as Christmas Day dawns, city residents should remember how their own neighbors carry the spirit of giving throughout the entire year. George Knighton After Knighton and his wife, Pam, retired from their full-time jobs, they decided to volunteer in their spare time. Initially, the Knightons thought they would just donate food to Catholic Charities, but a visit to the nonprofit led them to a passion they would spend the next nine years pursuing. Its satisfaction, George Knighton said. I dont have a way to contribute to charity, monetarily. So I feel like giving time does what I can do. Its not a real important thing. I just do what Im asked to do. Over the years, Knighton has bagged groceries, ran errands and entertained the children that come VOLUNTEERS continued on 3A GIVEAWAY continued on 3A


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 HOLIDAY NEWS AROUND FLORIDA PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. — Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find. Now, 31 years and roughly 11,000 games later, Thomasson is the newly crowned world record holder for hav-ing the largest collection of video games. He is featured in a two-page spread in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition.” “I have games on cartridge, laser disc. I have VHS-based games, cassette-based games,” Thomasson said, standing among the collection that fills the basement of his suburban Buffalo home. Along with the games, he has the devices to play them on, not only the Xboxes and PlayStations but obscure ones like the Casio Loopy, the only game system specifi-cally geared toward girls, which came out in Japan in 1995, and the Pippin, a dud released by Apple the same year. “Every game on it is awful,” Thomasson says of Apple’s foray into the gaming world. “It’s the least fun of anything in the house.” At the other end of the spectrum is the old Colecovision unit like the one that appeared under the Christmas tree one year after his grandpar-ents gave him his first game for it. They had mistakenly believed his parents had gotten their hands on the playing sys-tem, which was a hot item that year. It stands to this day as the best present his parents ever gave him. 300 troops get a #ChristmasMiracle ORLANDO G overnor Rick Scott and Florida retailers earlier last week announced that troops from the Florida National Guard 3rd Artillery Battalion will officially be com-ing home to Florida to be with their families for Christmas. Last Monday, Governor Rick Scott issued a challenge, via twitter, to major Florida retailers to help raise $35,000 to support troops returning from deployment. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce today that from the overwhelming support of our Florida retailers, we are now able to give all 300 soldiers of the Florida National Guard 3rd Artillery Battalion the opportunity to come home for Christmas. Our Florida retailers have answered the call to action and have provided a priceless gift to our heroes that serve our nation every day. This time of year is about being with fam-ily, and I am glad these brave men and women get to spend Christmas with their families and loved ones.” On Christmas Eve, the 3rd Artillery Battalion of the Florida National Guard brought close to 300 Florida soldiers home from Afghanistan. These troops were flown into Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and bused to Florida to be with their families for Christmas. After Christmas, these troops will be taken back to Camp Shelby to complete their final demobilization interview process, as required by the Department of Defense for all returning soldiers. Major General James Tyre, Assistant Adjutant General, Florida Army National Guard said, “Were it not for the generosity of many busi-nesses and the Governor’s office, most of the Soldiers from 3-116th would not have the ability to be with their families this Christmas. We thank our Florida leaders, communi-ties and businesses who rallied to bring our Soldiers home when they arrive at Camp Shelby, Mississippi this weekend. There could be no greater homecoming for these Soldiers and their families.”Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk CAPE CANAVERAL — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, and only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in NASA history. NASA ordered up the spacewalks to revive a critical cooling loop at the International Space Station. All nonessential equipment had to be turned off when the line conked out Dec. 11, and many science experi-ments halted. Mastracchio and Hopkins removed a faulty ammonia pump during Saturday’s outing. On Tuesday, they worked to install a new pump 260 miles above the planet. “It’s like Christmas morning opening up a little present here,” Mastracchio said as he checked his toolkit. Mission Control in Houston was in a festive mood during Tuesday’s spacewalk. Tabletop Christmas trees, Santa dolls and red Santa caps decorated the desks. “It is Christmas Eve ... and in this holiday way of giving, we’re giving you a spacewalk today,” said com-mentator Rob Navias. NASA’s only previous Christmas Eve spacewalk occurred in 1999 dur-ing a Hubble Space Telescope repair mission. But NASA’s most memorable Christmas Eve was back on Dec. 24, 1968. Apollo 8 astronauts read from Genesis, the first book of the Bible, as they orbited the moon on mankind’s first lunar flight.Guilt brings solace to victims’ families MERRITT ISLAND — The unmistakable signs of the season, includ-ing a glittery tree decked with tinsel and lights, will still be seen in this Merritt Island home this Christmas, as relatives once separated by dis-tance and time come together in celebration. But the festive chatter around the dinner table will be tempered for a few moments, first as the candle flickers to life next to a portrait of Andrea Levine and then by the pain-ful flood of memories from a horrible September night in 1990. That was when Doug Levine — then 15 — and his parents heard knocks booming at the front door. Next came stunned tears as the Levines heard the news that their vibrant, red-haired daughter, Doug’s sister, had been slain. “I had really fond memories of her,” said Cocoa Police Detective Doug Levine, who now investigates homicide cases. “We had just moved to Merritt Island. My parents were devastated, it was their wedding anniversary.” Levine stepped forward this month to share his story of grief dur-ing an annual memorial organized by the Brevard County State Attorney’s Office for families who have lost loved ones to homicide. On display a few feet away: A cotton quilt made up of photos and other sentimental items from homicide victims, includ-ing his sister. “The holidays are extremely rough,” said State Attorney Phil Archer, who oversees the prosecution of the county’s murder cases. “You remember things ... most people have good associations with the holidays. But then knowing that, that person is yanked out of their lives, that makes it very tough to get through.” Several surviving family members listened amid the tears and quiet of the ceremony. Others surrendered emotions about the hurt, the anger and loss that followed the after-math of being told a son, daughter, mother, brother or other relative was killed by violence. “It’s not only a reminder to the families, but to me and my staff,” Archer said. “This is why we do the job we do. We want the families to under-stand our commitment to fight the evil that brought them to this point.”Retired jailer makes cookies for inmates TAMPA — Col. David Parrish ran Hillsborough County’s jails for more than a quarter century. Now he’s retired. In his current role, inmates never face the threat of a Taser. Instead, they are baked and iced. This time of year, the former jailer makes gingerbread cookies and decorates some of them like prison-ers, each with black-and-white icing stripes. Some are blond with blue eyes; others, red-headed or brunet. Tiny bells dangle from ankle chains. “You gotta understand,” he explains. “I only give them to people that work in the corrections busi-ness. Otherwise, people would go, ‘That’s really weird.’ “ He admits he’s a little warped.“I spent my whole adult life in jail,” says Parrish, 67. He has plenty of like-minded friends who eat cookies. He travels the country as a corrections expert, having long ago overseen the evolu-tion of Hillsborough jail cells to dor-mitory settings. He baked even before his 2008 retirement. He’s been at it for nearly two decades. He started off wanting to treat the toll takers he saw each day on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway on trips between the Orient Road jail, where he worked, and the Ybor City head-quarters for the Sheriff’s Office. “I dug out my mother’s old recipe for making gingerbread men when I was a little kid. She used to make giant gingerbread men about 10 inch-es tall. We were all allowed to have one appendage before breakfast.” In the old days, his mother, Ruth “Tia” Parrish, cut gingerbread using a cardboard pattern. Parrish uses a giant cookie cutter. Mrs. Parrish baked with Crisco. Parrish substi-tutes butter. In a typical year, he goes through 25 pounds of flour. His wife lends a hand.“She measures out all the spices and the egg and the hot water and all that stuff, and that takes all the thinking out of it. All I have to do is throw in 6 cups of flour and a cup of sugar and she brings over the butter warmed up and I throw it all togeth-er and we got a real production.” He bought an extra oven rack to accommodate inmate overcrowding. Baking sheets hold only two large gingerbread people at a time. He makes 100 to 150, some small. “They are not beautiful,” he says. “They look like they’re made by some sixth-grader.” Some are perhaps without arrest records. They wear colorful attire, replete with M&Ms. He wraps them each in tissue paper, slips them into holiday bags and delivers them around town in a restored two-tone Plymouth P6 sedan, bought new by his grandfa-ther in 1938. Or he mails them to far-off lands. His mother gets one, outside Philadelphia. It’s a lot of work. Every year, he says the same thing: This is it. No more. In truth, he likes it. “I had people tell me, ‘Once you retire, you’re going to be in trouble. Your whole life is the jail,’ “ he recalls. “I don’t hunt. I don’t fish. I enjoy doing things like this.” Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 3A 3A By STEVEN RICHMOND A Lake City man was behind bars after breaking into a local store and shout ing expletives while search ing for his ex-wife, the Lake City Police Department reports. Witness said Justin Greg Ferguson, 35, of 271 SW Adobe Pointe Lane, parked his red Jeep in a handicap spot outside a local store Sunday evening and business shouting where the [exple tive] is my wife, according to the arrest report. Ferguson ran up to the locked doors of the store and forcibly pulled them about five times before they broke open, the report said. The suspect continued to search the location for his ex-wife, forcibly push ing one of the employees into one of the stores doors and threatening to kick his ass before fleeing the scene, according to police. Officers were able to locate Fergusons vehicle at an undisclosed location, but were unsuccessful when trying to make contact with him, the report said. Some time later, 911 dis patchers told officers Ferguson had called, disclosed his location and said he would be lying on the floor near the front door went officers arrive, the report said. When officers made con tact with him at another undisclosed location, they found Ferguson bleeding from his left arm from a self inflicted wound, the report said. Further examination of the residence revealed a cord wrapped into the shape of a noose hanging from the attic door with a stool under it, policed said. Ferguson was medi cally cleared at Lakeshore, arrested and transported to Columbia County Detention facility without incident, where he was being held without bond, authorities said. Ferguson faces charges of battery, damaging prop erty and burglary with assault or battery. POLICE BRIEFS Police: Man breaks into store seeking wife, is arrested Ferguson LC woman charged with theft and neglect By AMANDA WILLIAMSON A Lake City woman faces charges of retail theft and child neglect after she allegedly fled across U.S. Highway 90 from Wal-Mart with stolen merchandise and an infant in her arms, according to the Lake City Police Department arrest report. LCPD arrested Shakkiyya Quanee Carstarphen, 21, of 17 NE Washington St., on Sunday at approximate ly 5:30 p.m. She was also charged with resisting an officer, neglect and two war rants for failure to appear. Officer Ryan Gutshall responded to Wal-Mart Sunday evening in refer ence to a shoplifter. Asset Protection employees told Gutshall that Carstarphen was currently running across the street toward the Cinema 90 movie theater and that she was carrying a baby, the report said. Another officer attempt ed to stop Carstarphen in the Cinema 90 parking lot, but she ran westbound through still carrying the infant, the report contin ued. Both officers detained Carstarphen shortly after. Gutshall ran her informa tion, dis covering that Carstarphen had two active warrants in Columbia County. A family member arrived at the scene to pick up Carstarphens infant, then left. Gutshall said in the report that he then heard his patrol car door open and saw Carstarphen climb out. She began to run southbound through the Cinema 90 parking lot. Twice, Gutshall deployed his department-issued X26 Taser at Carstarphen, but connected only one prong on both occasions. However, Carstarphen was returned to the patrol car. EMS removed the Taser prongs from the suspect before she was transport ed to Columbia County Detention Facility without further incident. She is being held without bond. Wal-Mart Asset Protection employees pro vided a receipt for the sto len merchandise, totaling $72.25. Carstarphen spring discharges about 350 gallons per minute or 180 million gallons per year. It flows to the Suwannee River just northeast of White Springs. Removing the berms will convert the artificial ponds back to a natural spring run, which will restore the natural hydrology and the natural communities at the spring, according to a dis trict news release. Construction crews are presently removing the berms and relocating the fill on site. The fill will be used to rebuild the natural grade and contours of the original spring run channel. The top of the largest dam was about 30 feet above the natural grade, said Patrick Webster, proj ect manager for the district. In total, 3,019 cubic yards of fill, which is enough fill to cover a football field nearly 1.5 feet deep, will be removed from the spring run to allow the spring to flow uninterrupted to the Suwannee River. Native trees and vegeta tion will be planted along the spring run to restore natural habitat and prevent erosion. FWC will monitor survival of vegetation and habitat improvements, the release said. The deeper, relatively stagnant waters of a pond system supports a different vegetation community, and provides habitat for a differ ent suite of fish and wildlife species than the shallow flowing waters of a spring run, said Patrick McCord, project manager for FWC. Were working to restore the natural hydrology of the system, which in turn will support important habitat communities that are asso ciated with a spring run. McCord said FWC is pleased to partner with the District on a restoration project of this nature. The vast major ity of projects that FWC is involved with are focused on managing the impacts that human disturbance and landscape alteration has on habitat quality. At Bell Springs we have an opportunity to remove the source of disturbance from the landscape alto gether, and actually restore a natural system back to the way nature intended it to be, said McCord. We dont run across very many opportunities to do true restoration like this. Were very pleased to be working with the District on a com mon goal of springs resto ration. The FWC provided fund ing for the topographic sur vey, construction services and planting of native trees and ground-cover vegeta tion for the project. The District provided the engi neering and design for the site plans, the construction specifications and draw ings, and secured all per mits for the construction activities. During construction, the Bell Springs Tract will be closed. The construc tion phase of the project is scheduled for completion in a few weeks. SPRINGS Continued From 1A to Catholic Charities with their par ents. As a former school teacher, he feels he can relate to them. God puts people here for a reason, and he put George here to say: Hey, you can get through, Pam Knighton said. Proud of him? Boy, am I proud of him. Hes been through a lot over the nine years hes been here. Since starting at Catholic Charities, Knighton has battled numerous health issues but hes never missed a day volunteering. Doctors diagnosed Knighton with thyroid cancer in recent years, which led to a series of radiation treatments. Despite the side effects of radiation, Knighton continued to volunteer at Catholic Charities four days a week. After cancer, his kidney started to fail as a result of diabetes. He was placed on dialysis, and then he received a kidney trans plant from his son. He still spent his mornings at Catholic Charities with his wife. You would never know by Georges actions, his demeanor and his stamina, Edwards said. Most people would have given up. ... If I could recruit 100 Georges, my day would be complete. For Catholic Charities, the busiest time of the year tends to be around the holidays. The organiza tion provides large Thanksgiving baskets to needy families every year throughout its five-county service area, and they handle increased traffic during the Christmas season. Its just always so good to see a family get something, and theyre very appreciative, Knighton said. If the health issues would fade away, I would be here until I die. Knight believes the people hes met along his journey have truly made his volunteer work a great experience from the people he worked with to the needy families he has met. When asked if he has made friends, he responded, Oh, many, many friends. I think, in giving food, this county ranks at the top, Knighton said. I see a need. I try to do this as well as everyone else in a nonjudgmental attitude. I dont want to be self-righteous. ... Theres a lot of people here that could be sitting here talking to you. Since Knightons wife was hired on by Catholic Charities, he con tinues to work the same hours she puts in. Four days a week, he works from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. nearly with out fail. George reminds me every day to be thankful for the breath I take, Edwards said. Our volunteers are a piece of a 100-piece puzzle, and every one of them is an integral part of what we do every day. Stephanie Roberts Roberts moved over a year ago from the bustling suburbia of Long Island, New York, to a cow farm on the outskirts of Lake City in search of a new life for her and her 13-yearold son. She found it. Though Roberts initially started her life in Lake City at an office job, she quit shortly after. You do some thing for so long, Robert said. You want to do some thing you love. I went right to the Humane Society. Theyve become my Florida fam ily. Three days a week, Roberts volunteers her time and love at the Lake City Humane Society. Since her son will be in Orlando with his father, she plans to spend her Christmas morning at the shelter with the animals. Roberts has even made them a warm meal of unfla vored chicken-and-rice to celebrate the holiday. After moving to Lake City, Roberts discovered the Humane Society through one of her sons classmates. The boys mother was fostering a puppy. I had no idea the Humane Society even existed, Roberts said. Its been the best move for my mental health. Its so rewarding. It turned out to be a lot more than just volunteer work. The shelter needs fosters to socialize animals at the shelter, but Roberts who has pets of her own didnt think she could bring any more home. But, she knew she could walk them, feed them, clean them and love them. Only two Lake City Humane Society employees work the kennel on a daily basis, which means they have just enough time to feed, clean and vaccinate animals, Roberts said. Volunteers become vital to daily operation. But Roberts tries to go above and beyond. She writes grants, cooks food and invents fundraisers. Her most recent work is on display in the Humane Society lobby. Guests can purchase a dog bone with their name on it for one dollar, and the bone gets placed on the societys Christmas tree. All money raised by the fundraiser will go toward help ing the shelter animals. Currently, Robert is unem ployed. But she wants to always be connected to the Humane Society, even if she begins a career in anoth er field. Her goal is to acquire a grant that would pay for her salary at the shelter. I dont know what Im looking for, but I know its something with this, she said. I feel like I was pointed here, and I want to do whatever I can for them. I dont want to go anywhere else. I want to help build on what theyve already created. But Roberts knows the organiza tion would fail without the team effort of everyone involved. She asks that the community Like the non-profit on Facebook to see suc cess stories and wish lists posted by the Humane Society. According to Roberts, the shelter can always use more volunteers and more foster families for the animals. Come see us, she said. What it gives me its tenfold. The amount of hours I give them, I get returned in love. VOLUNTEERS Continued From 1A I dont know what Im looking for, but I know its something like this... I feel like I was pointed here, and I want to do whatever I can for them... I want to help build on what theyve already created. Stephanie Roberts, volunteer with the Humane Society organization collected Barbie dolls, trucks, puzzles, coloring supplies and more. They believed they had enough supplies to give every child a gift. In years prior, theyve had to send volunteers to nearby stores to pur chase additional toys. There wont be a kid leave here without a toy, Nichols said. While more than 100 people joined together to make the event happen, Chris Lydick, Mikes son, estimated there were 20 volunteers help ing to pack boxes. There are just a lot of needy people every year, Mayor Stephen Witt said. Its just good to have people that will volunteer to contribute like this. These are not small bas kets. We go all out. GIVEAWAY Continued From 1A Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah By JIM SUHR Associated Press ST. LOUIS Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida churchs marquee read: Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah. But after a passer-by told him she found the message offensive and a local televi sion station inquired about it, the Lighthouse Baptist Church preacher hustled to blunt any uproar by begrudgingly changing the sign to: Jesus Loves You. By no means would I as human or Christian ever put anything on the sign with the intention of hurting or insulting, Butzberger told The Associated Press from his church in North Palm Beach, Fla. The pur pose of the sign is to draw people to God, which is, in our business, what were selling. Welcome to the challenge for pastors eager to update the age-old practice of lur ing in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church. Long the place for Gospel quotes and Christmas Eve sermon hours, now the signs are often clever, pithy or funny. But pas tors are finding that jok ing about religion is a serious business, and its easy to cross a line. When Darrin Lee launched his suburban Detroit church six years ago, he had just 11 mem bers, a rickety old build ing and a plywood board marquee. The sign was replaced, thanks to a benefactors $5,000 donation, with a road side one Lee now uses for slogans he credits for helping his Cornerstone Baptist Church flock grow to more than 100. I think that sign added life to this church, saying, Hey, were up to date. Were not some old relic church, he said from his church, which is passed daily by about 45,000 vehi cles. When you look at other churches with mar quees that dont put up messages, I think theyre missing the boat. Though he has hit a few bumps. One of his slo gans Dont Let Worry Kill You. Let The Church Help made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, leaving him to offer the obligatory confirmation that obviously were not in the killing business. One caller wanted to chat about evolution after his marquee read: If Man Came From Apes, Why Do We Still Have Apes. Dozens of websites and social media sites collect pictures of church signage, celebrating those that seem to work Many Who Seek God at the Eleventh Hour Die at 10:30 or panning others, such as, Stop, Drop and Roll Doesnt Work in Hell. Some even inspired books. Pam Paulson and her husband, Steve, took a four-year, 122,000mile trek through all 50 states to chronicle inter esting church marquees after noticing the chang ing signs at two churches near their Florida home. With a van full of hun dreds of maps, it was a slow go after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with churches seldom straying from patriotic themes. But around the middle of the decade, Pam Paulson said, cleverer messages began emerging. A lot of people we talk ed to thought it was just a good way to get people to at least acknowledge their church. It was true, the 59-year-old Methodist said. We werent looking for the humorous, but they were always the ones that caught our attention. 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W hen future anthro-pologists examine the second decade of the 21st cen-tury, they probably are less likely to take note of Phil Robertson’s critical remarks about gays than the fact anyone paid attention. Robertson is the patriarch of the Louisiana clan that makes duck hunting equipment and whose lives have been chronicled in the “Duck Dynasty” television program. It is the most popular reality show ever. A&E has suspended Robertson for his disparaging comments about homosexuality in GQ magazine. While his views obviously were offensive to many, it’s also true that they are shared by many millions of Christians, and people of other faiths as well. But while the debate has been fierce about whether Robertson’s remarks are accurate and whether he should be permitted to express them, there’s also the matter of how a long-bearded duck-call manufacturer came to be a celebrity of such significant notoriety that his opin-ions mattered to so many. Credit the rise of cable television, which has given us wonderful new viewing opportunities but more often causes us to feel like we’ve won the lottery when, clicking des-perately through the channels, we stumble onto something we actually want to watch. With so many hours to fill on so many channels, the lords of televi-sion discovered that reality televi-sion is both appealing to a sufficient number of viewers and inexpen-sive enough to allow for a profit. Welcome, Real Housewives et al. It’s been more than 50 years since Newton N. Minnow, then chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, decried television offerings as “a vast wasteland.” Little did he know the industry hadn’t even begun to explore the farthest reaches. Some remarkable dramas have made their way onto cable, most often by way of subscription chan-nels. “Breaking Bad,” as an exam-ple, appeared on A&E this year, and before that “The Sopranos” was available to people with only basic cable. That level of programming, though, is far outweighed by the less praiseworthy. Perhaps a few decades in the future we’ll view reality TV the same way we look back on leisure suits, wondering with some embar-rassment what we saw in them. Just as likely, though, it will be replaced by something at least as unimpressive. Pass the remote, please. OPINION Wednesday, December 25, 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: Christmas: A day of joy and hope New year filled with possibilities O n the road of life, when you can’t see what’s ahead, it helps to take a long look back and remember where you’ve been. My grandmother said that. Or would have, if she thought of it. I think of it every year when I take down the old calendar, transfer the birthdays and other important dates and finally hang up the new one. It’s not easy to face a new calendar with all those shiny white squares waiting to be filled with endless possibilities. The problem with possibilities, if you haven’t noticed, is they can go either way, good or bad. I’m good at thinking of good ways. I count on them to happen and they do. But I am great at imagining all the bad stuff that could be coming my way. It’s a skill I learned from my mother. She was a glass-mostly-empty kind of person, probably because her glass was mostly empty most of the time. When I was growing up she would say, “You have to learn to see danger. If you don’t see it coming, it can sneak up on you and you’ll be really sorry.” I didn’t want to see danger. I didn’t care if it sneaked up on me. I just wanted to have a good time. That is called being young. And that is what I did. I stayed young and had a really good time, didn’t see danger in much of anything for 20 years or so. Then I became a mother.And suddenly, danger was everywhere. Tile floors. Sharp objects. Unsharp objects. Electrical outlets. Moving vehi-cles. Bathtubs. Shopping carts. Strangers on the street. And, oh, the ever-present, ultra-sneaky danger of germs! If there was any way on God’s Earth to get hurt or sick or flat-out lost, my children could find it. And they did. And they still do. They and their children and my husband and all the people I hold dear. I don’t worry much about myself. I’m too busy worrying about everybody else. Believe me, I feel lucky to have those people in my life. And not just my family and close friends. Everyday I hear from readers – friends I’ve never met – who say they’ve read my stories and feel as if they know me and want to tell me their stories in return. And what stories they tell – about the challenges they have faced, the heartaches they have suffered, the joys and triumphs and happiness they have found. I wish you could read them.Often, when I speak in places where my column has been read for years, it feels like a family reunion. Except, well, there are no fist fights, usually, and the people are a bit better looking. Hearing each other’s stories gives us a perspective to realize several things: First, we are not alone; second, we’re a lot better off than some folks; and third, in the things we care most about – the matters of the heart – we are far more alike than different. Staring at all those empty squares, wondering what the new year will hold, I begin by look-ing back. I flip through the dog-eared, ink-smudged pages of last year’s calendar to review all the things I did, places I went, people I spent time with. I relive each celebration, the births and anniversaries and wed-dings and vacations. I recall the uncertainties, the checkups and procedures, the endless waiting for test results, and the great, blessed relief when fears turned into joy. I give thanks, one by one, for family and friends and the friends I’ve never met; for an old year that was filled, like all the others, with far more joy than heartache; and finally, for the priceless gift of a new year and its endless pos-sibilities. Then I eat something good. Chocolate, usually. And I say to myself and you and yours, come what may, we’ll face it together. So here’s to another great year. Today is Christmas Day, the day Christians around the world commemorate the birth of the promised savior, Jesus Christ, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem. In the Bible, the story of the birth of the Messiah is foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament: “For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)It is also recounted and documented in the Gospels of the New Testament: “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’” (Luke 2:9-14) Christmastime is a season of happiness and hope. May the joy of the season be with you today and every day in the new year ahead. Reality TV continues to disappoint Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale Sharon Randall Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077.4AOPINION


By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus. That has not stopped humanitys imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas sea son brought a torrent of debate over whether Jesus was a white man, it struck a sacred nerve. That statement carries a whole lot of baggage, said Rockwell Dillaman, pastor Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. Political baggage, spiri tual baggage, emotional baggage. Especially in a culture like ours where the relations of white people to other ethnicities has often been marked by injustice and distrust. Why should we even care what Jesus looked like? If his message is God and love, isnt his race irrelevant? Some say God wanted it that way, since there are no references to Jesus earthly appearance in the Bible. But the debate was a reminder of just how dif ficult it is for anyone to tran scend race even a histori cal figure widely considered to be beyond human. I find it fascinating that thats what people really want to know what race was Jesus. That says a lot about us, about Americans today, said Edward Blum, co-author of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. Jesus said lots of things about himself I am divine, I am the son of man, I am the light of the world, Blum said. What race is light? How do you racially categorize that? Jesus can be safely cat egorized as a Jew, born about 2,000 years ago in the Middle East in what is now Palestinian territory. Therefore, many scholars believe that Jesus must have looked Arab, with brownish skin. Today, in our catego ries, we would probably think of him as a person of color, said Doug Jacobsen, a professor of church history and theol ogy at Messiah College. That view was contested by Fox News host Megyn Kelly while critiquing a column titled Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore. Jesus was a white man, too, Kelly said, launch ing a national discussion about history, tradition and just how white Christmas should be. Her statement drew responses from impas sioned rebukes to schol arly rebuttals. Its just an incorrect statement, Jacobsen said. Its an ignorant statement, not an intentionally false statement. Wrote Jonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening. If this is so obvious, though, why does a Google image search for Jesus reveal countless pictures of a European man with straight hair, fair skin and, often, blue eyes? Why is that the prevalent image in America, from stained glass windows to movies to childrens books? The first pictures of Jesus appeared several hundred years after his death, Blum said. Some depicted him in animal form, as a lion or a lamb. Blum said that from about 700 to 1500 A.D., various Jesus images proliferated throughout Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa including hosts of black Jesus pictures. People in every culture portray Jesus looking like people they knew, said Jacobsen. They depict him as one of their own. Dillaman, the pastor, has a book that offers Bible images from different world cultures a last supper where everyone is Thai; images of Jesus as Chinese or African. All these ethnicities are trying to capture Jesus in their own skin, if you will, he said. But in humanitys yearning to identify with the holy, another path gets overlooked. Our calling is to know God as he is and to love God with all of our being and be conformed to the image of Christ, Dillaman said, rather than to make him look like us. By the 1500s, Blum said, 90 percent of Christians were European. As Europe colonized the globe, they took white Jesus with them. In America, white Jesus images started to become widespread in the early 1800s, according to Blum, coinciding with a dra matic rise in the number of slaves, a push to move Native Americans further west, and a growing manu facturing capability. Today, a white Jesus image is ingrained in American culture. When we live in a world with a billion images of white Jesus, we can say he wasnt white all we want, but the individual facts of our world say something different, Blum said. Jesus is white with out words. Its at the assumption level, Blum said. Lodged deep down inside is this assumption that Jesus was a white man. Thats where I think (Kelly) is speaking from. There also is a desire to fit Jesus into modern racial classifications. In America today, this logic goes, Jews are white. Jesus was a Jew, so Jesus must be white. Yet Jews did not origi nate in Europe, and for centuries were considered to belong to a non-white race of their own. Only recently have they been moved into Americas white column, along with Irish and Italians. For Carol Swain, a schol ar of race at Vanderbilt University and a Biblebelieving follower of Jesus Christ, the whole debate is totally irrelevant. Whether hes white, black, Hispanic, what ever you want to call him, whats important is that people find meaning in his life, Swain said. As Christians we believe that he died on the cross for the redemption of our sins, she said. To me thats the only part of the story that matters not what skin color he was. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 5A 5A FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Donald Moore Donald Moore, 85, of Lake City, passed away on Monday, Decem ber 23, 2013 at the V.A. Medical Center of Lake City, after an extended illness. Born February 1, 1928 in Pikev ille, Ky., to the late Fred Moore and Nona Childers Moore, he was the owner of Moore Furni ture Store in Prestonsburg, Ky for 48 years. He loved to play golf, was a shriner and was a University of Kentucky basket ball fan. He moved to Lake City, Fl., in 2000, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years Mary Moore, of Lake City, Fl., two sons; Don ald Richard Moore (Rhoda) of Winchester, Ky., William Keith Scott Moore, of Prestonsburg, Ky., step daughter; Peggy Wells, of Lake City, Fl., one brother; Freddie Moore of Columbus, Oh., grandchildren; Jonathan Moore, Justin Wells, Tiana Beil, Ashley Wells, Shea Spears, D.J. Beil, great grandchildren: Mya Wolf and Bentley Beil, and many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the fam ily and friends will be on Thurs day, December 26, 2013 at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386-752-1954) is in charge of arrangements. Please leave words of comfort for the family at our online guest book at Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Dec. 31 New Years Eve party VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is hosting their New Years Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. Well 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. 4 Audubon Bird Walk Four Rivers Audubon will spon sor its monthly walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. The walk usually lasts between two and four hours, but participants may leave at any time. Meet at the pole barn to begin the walk. For more infor mation call Judee Mundy at 386758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256. Jan. 5 Zumba Class Sarah 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 begin ners class where youll 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 lakecityzumba@gmail. com for more. Jan. 14 Medicare Seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free edu cational Medicare seminar 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. Bay Street Bassworks Bay Street Bassworks will per form at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationallyacclaimed touring ensemble per forming selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new flex tick et system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K12. See ww.communityconcerts. info, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 17 Masonic Banquet Gold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, contact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675. Jan. 18 King Breakfast The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Womans Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Call 386-752-4074 for more. Volunteers needed Shands LakeShore Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is look ing for volunteers to work a vari ety of positions around the hospi tal. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are needed 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 Medical Lake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteerism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. United Way United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency management offices and the pub lic when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety longterm recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Hospice of Nature Coast Hospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide gener al office support and non-medi cal assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volun teers support hospice patients/ families through activities such as: telephone calls, socializa tion, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing informa tion booths at seasonal festi vals. Specialized training will be provided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-7557714 or email alee@hospiceof for more information and reservations. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited. For more information about hospice services in the Lake City and Live Oak areas, call Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386-755-7714 or visit us on the web at www.hospiceofcitrus. org. Ongoing Donate Books The Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our greatest need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library. Open registration The Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elemen tary, 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. CHURCH CALENDAR Dec. 29 Revival Word in Power Outreach Ministry, 5888 NW HWY 41, will be host ing a revival on Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. The event will close on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Contact Glorai Jordan at 386-288-5958 for more. Dec. 31 Gospel night The Long Branch Congregational Methodist Church located on County Road 135 in White Springs will be hosting a Gospel Singing Watch-night ser vice on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. The group 2nd Crossing will be the guest singers. Everyone is wel come to come pray in the New Year. For more infor mation, call 386-397-2673. Watch Night service Pastor Alvin J. Baker and the members of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL, Inc. invite the Lake City/ Columbia County com munity to join them on December 3 at 9:30 p.m. for their annual Watch Night service. The mes sage will be delivered by Minister Narvell Kelly. The church is located at 550 NE Martin Luther King Street. Ongoing Community Outreach Ministry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-7551483 for more informa tion. Bible study Souls Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (386) 752-7811. Sunday school Falling Creek Chapel, 1290 Falling Creek Road in Lake City, has Sunday school for all ages. It is 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Adults meet in the church and children meet in our new Childrens Ministry build ing. For more informa tion, call (386) 755-0580 or email fallingcreekchapel@ Womens Bible study A womens Bible study class will be held each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Class Extension of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 436 SW McFarlane Ave. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Esther at (386) 752-9909. Mens Bible study Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have a mens breakfast and Bible study from 7 to 8 a.m. each Wednesday at the church, 5056 SW State Road 47, one mile south of Interstate 75. For more information, con tact Pastor Bruce Alkire at (386) 755-4299. Devotional services The American Legion Rider Chapter 57, South Highway 47, hosts Sunday morning devotional ser vices the second Sunday of every month at 9 a.m. There is also a continen tal breakfast from 8 to 9. Services are held by the Christian Motorcycle Association. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship, breakfast and spiritually uplifting morn ing. Christian Motorcyclists Christian Motorcyclists Association, Iron Shepherds Chapter 826 meets the first Thursday of the month at Hong Yip Restaurant, 905 SW Main Blvd., at 6:30pm. For more information email Ironshepherds826@ or call David Greene at (386) 7555594. The Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135, Lake City. Announcement The race of Jesus: Unknown yet powerful


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6A Baya East 780 SE Baya Dr. 386.755.6677 Baya West 1465 W. US Hwy. 90 386.755.2233 Dear Pharmacist, You said that some drugs are related to fluoride and may cause hypothyroidism or other diseases of the reproduc tive tract. Which medica tions and why? --D.L., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Answer: Shocking I know! Some of the most popular medications in the world are fluori nated meaning they were created using a backbone of fluoride, the same fluo ride used in toothpaste, insecticides and some supplements. The situation with fluoride is that it com petes with iodine in your body. It tricks the cell into thinking it is iodine because it looks similar. Once enough fluorine atoms hook onto your cell, you become iodine deficienct. That could make you thyroid deficient because your thyroid gland cannot produce any thyroid hormone without iodine! Iodine protects your male and female reproductive organs, like your breasts, uterus, ovaries, prostate, testicles and all your pri vate parts. When you take a fluorine-containing drug, I worry that you will become deficient in other minerals, especially iodine. You may become fluoride toxic. Im not say ing drugs cause illness in your private parts, though they could, but really, its the drug mugging effect of fluoride-based medi cations that could raise risk for iodine deficiency. Chronic fluoride ingestion could spell side effects, which unfortunately wont get spotted as a side effect, rather they will be diagnosed as some new disease that you dont authentically have. Many practitioners and patients have no idea their medica tion contains so much flu oride-related compounds. Im a pro at the drug nutrient depletion effect, what I call drug mug ging so I am happy to empower you with this information. You can ask your doctor if you need to continue your medication or if you can switch drugs to something in the same therapeutic category that is not fluorinated. Never suddenly stop taking a medication because some cause dangerous with drawal reactions, in par ticular antidepressants. If you have to take your medication, then you can evaluate your iodine sta tus with a 24-hour urine analysis. If its low, you may want to supplement. Now, here are some popu lar fluorinated drugs: Some statin cho lesterol drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluv astatin (Lescol) Fluoroquinolone anti biotics such as ciprofloxa cin (Cipro) and levofloxa cin (Levaquin) implicated with dangerous floxing. The antidepressants fluoxetine (Prozac), par oxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). The popular antifun gal fluconazole (Diflucan) Steroids like dexa methasone (Decadron), fluticasone (Flonase) and flunisolide (Nasarel and Nasalide) The medication used for major depression and obsessive compulsive dis order called fluvoxamine (Luvox) The infamous drug midazolam (Versed) which was implicated in the death of pop super star Michael Jackson. Its commonly used to relieve anxiety and induce drows iness before surgery. The symptoms of fluoride overload are too numerous to men tion here, they include problems with hormones, thyroid, sexual organs, the heart, nervous system and GI tract. Do you think you have fluorine over load or iodine deficiency? Its a possibility if you take a fluorinated drug. If you liked this article please sign up online, for my weekly newsletter because I am constantly writing about drug mug ging and how to protect yourself. Is your medicine making you sick? DEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. Humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO Tis the season for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spir its, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. Its not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing. The increase includes fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and a less seri ous condition dubbed holi day heart syndrome an irregular heartbeat caused by too much booze. Reasons for the sea sonal increase are uncer tain. Theories include cold weather, overindulgence and stress. The other day we had three heart attacks come in within four hours, said Dr. Charles Davidson, chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospitals cardiac catheter ization services. The hos pitals usual rate is two or three a week. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Richard Stein, a cardiologist at New York Universitys medical center, said most studies investigating holi day heart trends have found a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems not a giant surge but worth noting just the same. It happens in cold cli mates, sometimes when sedentary people or those with heart disease take on too much snow shoveling, or spend too much time outdoors. Cold weather can constrict arteries, increas ing demand on the heart, he said, But it also happens in warm places. Flu sea son coincides with winter holidays and Stein said that might be a factor since the virus can cause inflamma tion that also can stress the heart. Stein recommends the usual preventive advice, including flu shots, avoiding excessive eating and drink ing, and getting enough exercise throughout the season. David Phillips, a sociol ogist at the University of Californias San Diego cam pus, has long studied when people die. His research, based on millions of death certificates nationwide, shows that cardiac deaths including fatal heart attacks increase almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after and on New Years Day. Deaths from other causes also increase at holi day time, but not as much, he has found. Phillips estimates that there are 2,000 extra deaths each year, mostly from heart-related problems, linked with Christmas and New Years. He says hos pitals holiday staffing is a factor, with fewer doctors and nurses working and the most senior employees often on vacation. Also, he said, in the rush leading up to the holidays, people tend to ignore symp toms and put off going to the doctor which can be dangerous if heart prob lems or other serious ill nesses are brewing. His advice? Head to the emergency room with lifethreatening symptoms such as chest pain, unexplained falls, numbness or tingling. But for non-emergencies and elective surgeries, you might want to consider hold ing off until hospital staffing is back to normal. An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Its the same thing every year. We overindulge dur ing the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year. So heres a sane and simple resolution that will help you achieve both goals in a single stroke eat more vegetables. Its no secret that almost all vegetables are naturally low in fat and cal ories. Most also are good sources of dietary fiber, potassium, folate and vita mins A and C. If you did nothing more than pile your plate with vegetables, add a small portion of lean protein, and ramp up your daily exercise a bit, youd probably find all that extra holiday baggage dropping away without having to count calories. The only problem with eating more vegetables is that it can take a significant amount of time to prep them, and even more time to cook them. Messing with root vegetables is often a marathon. Beets require 45 minutes to steam or an hour to bake. Carrots or parsnips also can be pretty time-con suming. You can cut the cooking time if you first slice them into smaller pieces, but not all of us are aces with a knife. This is why I love my food processor. If you use it with the grating disk attachment as I do for this trio of recipes youre home free. Those marathon beets? You can grate and saute them in minutes. Same for the carrots and pars nips. Best of all, having cooked up your grated veggies in a bit of oil, you have maximized their flavor, as opposed to steaming or boiling them, which dilutes it. As an added psycho logical benefit at least for me theres some thing crudely satisfying about the raw power of the grater. After a bad day at the office or a rough afternoon with the kids, its a pure pleasure to noisily grind down those vegetables chunk by chunk. Enhance the finished product however you want, with nuts, your favorite spices or herbs, or a squeeze of citrus or other acid. Just be sure to put a mix of colors on the plate; for the most part, the brighter the color, the better the nutrition. And on a night when you are truly squeezed for time, you dont even have to cook your shredded veggies. Theyre equally delicious raw. Just toss them with lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Have fun with your vege tables. Youll be delighted with what happens when you move them to the cen ter of your plate. Shredded spicy carrots Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food pro cessor Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) Fresh lime juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, toasted and chopped Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the carrots and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the car rots are just tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in a bit of lime juice and the scallions and peanuts. Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories; 100 calories from fat (63 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 4 g protein; 210 mg sodium. Shredded parsnips with walnuts Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons extra-vir gin olive oil 1 pound parsnips, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food processor Kosher salt 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage Fresh lemon juice Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the parsnips and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, until the parsnips are tender, about 5 min utes. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, sage and a splash of lemon juice. Nutrition informa tion per serving: 230 calories; 110 calories from fat (48 percent of total calo ries); 12 g fat (1.5 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohy drate; 6 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 3 g protein; 135 mg sodium. Shredded beets with balsamic Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound beets, peeled and grated using the small grating disk of a food pro cessor Kosher salt 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup dried cherries Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the beets and a pinch of salt and cook, covered, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cherries, then cook, covered, until ten der, about 2 minutes more. Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories; 60 calories from fat (30 per cent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 3 g protein; 210 mg sodium. FLEX PLAN PANIC Remember, your Flex Plan Insurance Covers Eyecare Use it or Lose it TM Where you get the Best for Less! 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Between the surfaces of the joint sits a smooth cartilage disc enabling our mandible (jaw bone) to glide across or rotate against our skull, near our temples. In order to locate the joint, place in front of your ear and open and close your mouth. TMJ pain can occur suddenly without cause, or as a result of repetitive or acute trauma. to get TMJ. You can get it if you chew too much gum, or if you get in a car accident. Or, you can simply wake up one morning being unable to open or close your mouth. Muscle irritation, joint immobility, or disc diplacement can create a variety of symptoms, the most followed secondly by limita tion of motion. TMJ can be accompanied by jaw clicking or popping, freezing of the joint, headache, neck pain, earache, loss of appetite, or misalignment of teeth. A good physical therapist can assist you with your TMJ problems through a variety of proven techniques. A new treatment option, referred to as cold laser has been shown to be effective in decreas structures, allowing the jaw to functiown as designed. If you suffer from these symptoms, give us a call. We can help you. Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder By: Brian Sganga


By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe baseball teams at both Fort White High and Columbia High made the state playoffs in 2013. With seven returning seniors from a team that went 16-10, Fort White expected to be good, and was. The pitching staff was led by Robby Howell, who had signed with UCF, and Lane Pendergrast. Fort White won nine of its first 10 games, including a 5-0 run in the district. The Indians cooled off down the stretch, but finished 7-3 in district play. Victims during the season includ-ed Columbia, Fernandina Beach High, Suwannee High and Gainesville High. Fort White won the rubber match over Interlachen in the district tournament semifinal. The Indians fell in the championship game, but made the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and the fourth time under coach Mike Rizzi. Fort White traveled to Trinity Catholic High for the playoff opener and the teams hooked up in a clas-sic. The Celtics won, 2-1, on a lead-off home run in the 13th inning. Kevin Dupree was forced into an early relief appearance on the mound and pitch 8 13 scoreless innings. The Celtics made it to the state semifinals. “I feel bad for the seniors, but if you have to lose your last game this is one you will remember the rest of your life,” Rizzi said. Columbia’s season was a tough one under new head coach Jonathan Ulsh. With three seniors, the Tigers Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS SWINGS continued on 2B FILEColumbia High’s Dillan Van Vleck lines up a putt duri ng a match at The Country Club at Lake City. Van Vleck was the 2013 individual district ch ampion and led the Tigers to a team title. The Lady Tigers also won the 2013 district champion ship. FILEColumbia High catcher Sam Bass tags out a Valdosta High player at the plate. The Tigers returned to the state playoffs in 2013 as district runnersup. FILEFort White High pitcher Robby Howell was the ace for the In dians, who advanced to the 2013 state playoffs as district runners-up. Sweet swingsTigers, Indians had success on links, diamonds


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Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PAy-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West W L T Pct PF PAy-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PAx-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Monday’s Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday’s Games Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m.Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. End regular season College bowl games Monday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday Hawaii Bowl Oregon State vs. Boise State (n) Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At DetroitBowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San DiegoNorthern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md.Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At HoustonMinnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San FranciscoBYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 11 15 .423 —Boston 12 17 .414 New York 9 18 .333 2 Brooklyn 9 18 .333 2Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 21 6 .778 — Atlanta 15 13 .536 6 Charlotte 14 15 .483 8 Washington 12 13 .480 8Orlando 8 20 .286 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 23 5 .821 — Detroit 14 16 .467 10 Chicago 10 16 .385 12Cleveland 10 17 .370 12Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 6 .786 — Houston 18 11 .621 4 Dallas 16 12 .571 6 New Orleans 12 14 .462 9 Memphis 12 15 .444 9 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 Denver 14 13 .519 8Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 — Phoenix 17 10 .630 2 Golden State 16 13 .552 4 L.A. Lakers 13 15 .464 6Sacramento 8 19 .296 11 Today’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m.Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m.Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m.Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 14 Iowa State vs. Boise State at Honolulu, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. LouisianaMonroe, 7 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 20 San Diego State vs. Saint Katherine, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Villanova, 2 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View, 2 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State vs. New Orleans, 4:15 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 15 UConn vs. Eastern Washington at Bridgeport, Conn., 1 p.m. No. 17 Memphis vs. Jackson State, Noon No. 21 Colorado vs. Georgia, 10 p.m.No. 23 UMass vs. Providence, 6 p.m.No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 8 p.m. No. 25 Missouri at N.C. State, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 10 Wichita State vs. Davidson, 3 p.m. No. 12 Oregon vs. Morgan State, 3 p.m. No. 13 Florida vs. Savannah State, 3 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS AGATE WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 25, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -d(5:00) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers. (N) The Middle Trophy Wife Modern FamilySuper Fun NightNashville Juliette’s career is threatened. News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsHoliday StoriesEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryNewsomg! Insider (N) Chann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -JournalNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Nature “Christmas in Yellowstone” NOVA Gothic cathedrals. 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The boys were led by individual district champi-on Dillan Van Vleck, who won the title in a playoff that lasted four holes. The Tigers’ winning score of 312 was 52 strokes better than runner-up Palatka High. Columbia’s girls also won easily, firing a 370 to the 424 shot by runner-up Keystone Heights High. Lady Tigers Gillian Norris (second), Brooke Russell (third) and Dallas Ste-Marie (fourth) were awarded ribbons for plac-ing in the top six. Norris later qualified for state in the region tournament at Quail Heights. SWINGS: Golf champs Continued From Page 1B


DEAR ABBY: My sister faced various life-threaten-ing illnesses. She always said, “Never put off telling the people you love how you feel about them because you might not have a tomor-row.” She practiced what she preached, and we all knew that she loved us. When she passed away eight years ago, it was a painful loss, espe-cially for our mother. Last week Mom finally succeeded in talking Dad into opening a stuck drawer in a cabinet. Inside she found a letter from my sister that had been put away and forgotten years ago. In the letter my sister wrote how blessed she felt she was to have a mother like ours, how all the sacri-fices Mom made for her had been appreciated and how much she loved her. That long-forgotten letter is now my mother’s most prized possession. Please remind your readers not to take tomorrow for granted, and to tell those they love how they feel TODAY. — JULIE’S SISTER IN LOUISVILLE, KY. DEAR SISTER: The loving message your sister wrote has conveyed her feel-ings from beyond the grave, and it is understandable that it is even more meaningful now than when it was written. I’m glad to remind readers to verbalize their affection for each other. But the written word is something that can be savored over and over. DEAR ABBY: My brother mocks everything I do, the friends I spend time with and my politics. When we’re together, he is often conde-scending and confrontational. I’m tired of arguing when I go to his home and he asks me what’s going on. I have started to answer, “Nothing.” So now he tells me how “bor-ing” I am, in addition to his other criticisms. Abby, his comments are hurtful and I try to stay away from him, but I love my little nieces and want to be around them as they grow up. I don’t have problems with anyone but him. Our other brother stopped talking to him years ago, but I don’t think I can do anything that extreme. How can I change the dynamic in our relationship? It doesn’t seem to have pro-gressed since we were kids. — UNDER ATTACK IN NEW JERSEY DEAR UNDER ATTACK: The dynamic in your relationship hasn’t changed since you were kids because your brother never stopped being a bully. He calls you boring when you don’t take the bait because he considers belittling you to be a form of entertainment. You can’t change him. If you point out what he’s doing, he will deny it and blame you for being “too sensitive.” You can, however, understand his childish motivation. Ignore him as much as pos-sible and focus your attention on your nieces since that’s your only reason for going over there anyway. DEAR ABBY: I have been with my partner for six years. She is 14 years older than I am. We get along great and have a wonderful relation-ship. “Marsha” and I live in a small Southern city. She is well-known and politically active. While everyone knows she is gay, they rarely realize I’m her partner because I look much younger. We are often approached with, “Oh, is this your daughter?” How are we supposed to respond? Marsha and I work in the same place, so it hap-pens there, too. It’s awkward. Any ideas? — AIN’T MY MAMA DEAR AIN’T: Because Marsha is a public person and it’s no secret she’s gay, when the two of you are asked if you are mother and daughter, Marsha should reply, “No, she is my part-ner.” (And ask them to spread the word.) DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Refuse to let what others say or do bother you. Tolerance, patience and keeping in mind that everyone is entitled to his or her opin-ion will help you avoid a family feud. Listen, but don’t make judgments. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Share your thoughts and enjoy the company of close friends, relatives and people you love. You will find out something very unexpect-ed about someone. Don’t act surprised, but do offer support. Let romance end your day and lead to a bet-ter relationship. +++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): If you cannot be honest about your life with your friends and rela-tives, you are best not to say anything at all. Focus on the youngsters and the elders in the family, and avoid anyone who tends to be nosy or meddling. +++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Don’t get angry. It won’t be worth it and can result in a family feud that is difficult to resolve. Overreacting, overspend-ing and overindulging must all be kept to a mini-mum. Make love, not war, and avoid isolation. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are best to move about and engage in activi-ties that ensure you will do more and say less. Playing with children will make your day complete. Make sure you have your personal papers in order if traveling. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get together with people you enjoy spend-ing time with. The topics you discuss and the activi-ties you share will lead to a closer bond. Love and romance are in the stars. Making someone happy will make you happy in return. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lay low, listen carefully and refuse to get dragged into a dispute that can only lead to hard feel-ings. Keep your life, your day and your interactions with others simple and pleasant. Now is not the time to complain, criticize or retaliate. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Take control of whatever situation you face and monitor those who are out of control or causing a problem. Your ease of handling a situation will make you the hero and everyone’s best buddy. Be patient and understanding. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may feel like going on an adventure, but don’t risk the chance of getting into trouble with someone you love or ending up injured. Size up whatever situation you face and be honest in your assessment before you make a move. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll face criticism if someone thinks you have not pulled your weight or your full share. Expect to face problems if you travel or get involved in conversations that deal with lifestyle, religion or politics. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Saying what’s on your mind may lead to emotional conflicts. You are best to go it alone. Joint ventures and efforts will not run smoothly. Gifts and money appear to be heading your way. Be grateful for what you receive. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Spread your time amongst those you don’t see often, but be sure to include someone close to you who may feel awk-ward if left alone. Leaving someone out will change the dynamics of your rela-tionship. Being sensitive will help dissipate a dis-pute. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Don’t wait until tomorrow to tell the people you love Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 3B


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Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, Florida 32055 386-752-7900 EOE The Orthopaedic Institute is seeking an experienced, full-timeX-ray Tech forits Lake City location. 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 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. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLUE SITTING room chair $40 OBO 386-292-3927 ELECTRIC GOLF CARTwell maintained, clean, kept in garage, will be very satisfied. 2 seater w/ topper. $1500 call 386-288-6877 440Miscellaneous MAYTAG GAS range, white, works great. $200 OBO Christmas Special 386-292-3927 Nice SleeperCouch First $60 gets it 386-292-3927 RARE FIND male Chihuahua mix fawn w/black nose, real sweetie about 8 pounds. $185 OBO 386-292-3927 WHITE ELECTRIC Stove Clean, Works great $150 386-292-3927 White Kenmore Refrigerator Nice and Clean $175 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or MH for rent $350/mo & up. $200 s.d. moves you in. Small pets w/ non-refundable dep. Cool Breeze Mobile Home Park. 386-755-5488 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 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 730Unfurnished Home ForRent4BA/2BAWORKSHOP Fenced back yard $950/mo $950 sec. dep. 365-5489 740Furnished Homes forRentHOUSE FOR rent on 10 acres w/ barn & fishpond in country 10 min from town. 1st+last required $750/mo. 386-623-5410 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 Nice 6.65 acre tract of vacant land. Well, septic & power pole. Ready for your site built or MH. $44,000 MLS85624 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 2br/2ba mfg home on paved road w/1,216 SqFt, new roof in 2003, fp plus self-contained 35’camper for guests. $69,900 MLS85206 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 3br/2ba In Colubmia County. Large master suite w/glamour bath & split floor plan. on 1/2 acre $174,900 MLS83469 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 3br/2ba on 1 acre! On a beautifully landscaped yard. Lg Master complete w/garden tub. Lg open kit w/lots of cabinets. $137,500 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Fixer-Upper1940’s House, (1750 Sq Ft) on 5 acres in Ft White. $59,900, owner financing w/$15,000 down payment. I will consider less for cash. Property is 164 Genesis CT, near FTWhite Park. Call Charlie 386-984-7226. Home on over 2 acres! 3br/3ba, 2 FP, unique master suite. 12x14 concrete shet, rv hookup. Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS86793 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 LG 4br/2ba DWMH on 4.95 acres. FP, lg rooms w/walk-in-closets, master bath w/garden tub, open kit w/lots of cabinet space. $94,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Located in Live Oak 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 acre. New carpet, lg rooms, open kit w/island, spacious master w/garden tub. $64,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 Spacious 4br,split floor plan w/sep living rm & fam rm. Fenced backyard for privacy & above ground pool MLS81472 $237,000 Missy Zucher 623-0237 Remax Rustic cypress log cabin 2br/1ba w/solar panels. Wood stove & gas range. 18 acres fenced. MLS81761 $94,999 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2821 Cypress Landing! 3br/2ba w/split floor plan, large kitchen, great room & dining area overlooking lanai $119,000 MLS81996 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice mini farm on 2 ac. fenced & cross fencd w/water for livestock. 2br/2ba, all appliances new. $45,000 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 MLS82569 810Home forSale Riverfront: 114ft, 2/2, 1.156sq ft, completely furnished, shop/ storage, deck at river. $150,000 MLS83114 Glenda McCall 208-5244 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick home. Formal LR, Lg fam room w/brick FP. 2 storage bldgs. Screened porch. $135,000 MLS 83143 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3BR/2BARanch. Can be purchased w/adjoining lot! $136,000. Adjoining lot is $10,000 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS83172 Features volume ceilings, master suite w/private den/study, gorgeous pool and game room, lg center island MLS83450 $499,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Great location! Off Paved road in desirable community. 3br/3ba, sep fam rm, Florida rm, wookshop & detached garage. MLS83598 Missy Zucker 623-0237 Remax Country living close to town: beautiful well maintained home & manicured grounds. 3/2 $159,000 MLS83604 Sherrel McCall 688-7563 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Near Santa Fe River.Well maintained manufactured home on 1.8 acres. $64,900 MLS84076 Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Super package. Modular home on 1 acre lot. 3br/2ba. Front porch & back deck. $69,900 MLS84092 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Beautiful home, pool, tile, carpet & hickory flooring, FPwith gas insert, granite in baths. $225,000 FPw/gas insert MLS84384 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Centry 21-Darby Rogers Custom built. Open floor plan w/oversized custom island kit. Master suite has lg sitting area. $199,900 MLS 84561 HeatherCraig 466-9223 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Well kept 3br/2br. Vaulted ceiling great rm leads to FLrm. $124,900 MLS 84613 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home on 5 acres. 4br/2ba split floor plan. Lg back porch leads right to pool. $229,900 MLS84651 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Century 21-Darby Rogers Price Reduced! Recently remodeled trilevel home, lg open kitchen w/lots of cabinets. $199,000 MLS84683 HeatherCraig 466-9223 3/2.5 brick home. FP, vaulted ceilings & beautifully landscaped yard w/3 outbuildings. 24x34 metal bldg. $219,000 MLS84695 Irvin Dees 208-4276 Poole Realty Retirement living 55+ 2br/2ba, open kit w/bar & dining room, lg br, office /craft w/lots of windows $80,000 MLS84702 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 3br/2ba in Union County on 1.3+/acres! Upgrades incl gorgeous cabinetry, granite countetops, 10’ceilings. $235,000 MLS84716 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 7+/acres! 4br/2.5ba, in Union County. Built in 2001. Very spacious w/many upgrades. Amust see! $289,900 MLS84803 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 2br/1ba on almost a half acre. Quiet & well maintained neighborhood. Gorgeous view. MLS84808 $199,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Quality home. 2.87 acres can be divided for 2nd dewelling. Small cabin on property w/wood burning stove. $137,500 MLS84864 David Mincey 590-0157 Poole Realty Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 810Home forSale Lg Manufactured 4br/2ba, 2040sq ft, covered fr porch, screen back porch, island in kit, laundry off kit. $110,000 MLS84966 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 321 NWSunset Hill Ct offers astonishing panoramic view! 3,629 SqFt brick home on 2 acres w/inground pool $289,500 MLS84978 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Very private 4br/2ba country brick on 5 horse ready acres. Fenced & cross fenced. Lg barn/workshop MLS85044 $213,900 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2521 2br/2ba home, w/upgraded kit cabinets, enclosed sunroom. Master br has 2 closets & shower. 2nd bd has full bath. MLS85066 $70,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Solid Brick 3br/2ba, great room, fam room. Open back patio overlooks private back yard, 1 acre. MLS85098 $185,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Concrete block home in town. LR, fam rm w/wood burning FP. Master br has 1.5 ba $108,900 MLS 85161 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Well maintained custom built, many unique features. Split floor plan, plus more! $349,999 Centry 21 Darby Rogers MLS85308 HeatherCraig 466-9223 2br/1ba in town. Built in 1996 & includes some appliances. Large carport. Ready to be moved into! $89,000 MLS85365 Poole Realty Vern Roberts 688-1940 Tri-River Farms! 3br/2ba beautifully maintained mfg home with workshop all on 2.31 acres in Branford area $79,900 MLS85370 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Country Home only minutes from town! 3br/2ba on sq 1-acre lot w/1,709SqFt.Quiet & cozy neighborhood. $128,900 MLS85473 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5100 3B Wood look vinyl in kitchen & dining room. 1 acre fenced. Piece of country just minutes to I-75 $499,000 MLS85528 Jo Lytte 365-2821 Remax Professionals Handyman Special! This beautiful 16 acres is priced to sell! Home needs a little TLC; ONLY $89,900 MLS85598 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Brick 3br/1ba, corner lot, near shopping, parks, schools, screen porch, wooded deck, fenced back yard. $94,000 Denise MilliganBose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Beautiful Pool home on 3/4 acre. Lg 4br/2ba almost 2000sf & sits in spectacular & manicured subdivision. $209,000 MLS85657 Remax Missy Zucher 623-0237 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830Commercial PropertyHOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 Beauty Parlor, great office location! With purchase of adjoining lot $165,000 Sabrina Suggs (386)854-0686 MLS85381 Jackie Taylor& Associates 860Investment PropertyLOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 Buy your own private fresh water spring on the Sante Fe River. 4,500ft of water frontage & 561 acres. MLS83354 William Golightly 590-6681 Poole Realty RECYCLE YOUR PAPER