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Title:
The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
John H. Perry
Place of Publication:
Lake City Fla
Creation Date:
December 22, 2005
Publication Date:
Frequency:
daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
weekly[ former 1967-<1968>]
daily
normalized irregular

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Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates:
30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-

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University of Florida
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TROY ROBERTS/Lake City Reporter
I'Ronald Reeve (left) and Wayne Bright
:package the gift baskets at the Christian
service Center on Wednesday morning.

Giving the

gift of hope

Christian Service Center
offers holiday gift baskets
for those less fortunate.
By TROY ROBERTS
troberts@lakecityreporter. com
The Christian Service Center in Lake
City began giving away baskets from its
annual Christmas Basket Giveaway on
Wednesday momninr
"The first thing we do with the money
S we've gotten from our Matching Funds
Drive is the basket giveaway," said
Shirley McManus, Executive Director of
the Christian Service Center. 'This is
one of the ways the center reaches out to
the community every year."
McManus said she believes the drive


has taken place
every year since
the center has
been open, dating
back.to 1982.
The baskets
are given away
every year to
those in need,
S filled with items
for an enjoyable
Christmas
dinner.
"The baskets
are full of food,"


"This is one
of the ways
the center
reaches out
to the
community
every year."
- Shirley
McManus,
Executive Director


McManus said. '"They contain turkey,
stuffing, potatoes and other items to
make sure they have a nice Christmas."
Depending on the number of members
of a family, every basket varies in size.
McManus said the center has a special
volunteer crew that comes in every year
to help with the Christmas baskets.
"We began packing it all together
(Tuesday)," McManus said. "The
turkeys were picked up (Wednesday)
morning and the eggs were donated by
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Gas tax to expire


Five-cent per gallon
tax for road project
will stop on Dec. 31.
By TONY BRITT
tbritt@Iakecityreporter. com
The Columbia County
Second Local Option Gas Tax
will sunset next week, theoreti-
cally dropping the cost of gas
by five cents per gallon.
Judy Lewis, Columbia County


internal auditor, said the tax has
been in place for five years and
will officially sunset Dec. 31, as
it was outlined on the ballot
approved by voters.
"The purpose of the tax was
to build the connector road
from State Road 47 to U.S. 90
and then it will go from U.S. 90
West to Lake Jeffery and from
Lake Jeffery Road to U.S. 41
North. The north part and the
GAS TAX continued on 9A


LAKE CITY REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Chris
Brown gasses up at the G. W. Hunter
Station off U.S. 90 East in August.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE


Shifting gears on SR-47


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Traffic on State Road 47 switched lanes from BusineSs Point Drive to Ace Road on Tuesday.

Construction to shut down for holidays


City, countywill
pick up cost to light
newlypaved lanes.
By TROY ROBERTS
troberts@lakecityreporter. corn
Traffic on State Road 47 from
just south of Business Point
Drive to Ace Lane was diverted
from the.road's existing lanes to
the newly-paved ones on
Tuesday afternoon.
The traffic switch to the newly-
paved lanes on the west side of
the roadway will allow work


crews to reconstruct the existing
lanes over the next few months,
according to a statement from
the Florida Depairtment of
Transportation.
:State Road 47.i:is under con-
struction in a four-lane project
that will stretch from U.S. 41 to
sputh of Interstate 75, a four-mile
span. The project began earlier.
this year.
In addition,ithe street lights on
the west side of the road were
turned on to provide additional
safety for motorists traveling the
new roadway.
'The City of Lake City and


Columbia County Commission
are paying for the operation costs
of the street lights while the road
is under construction.
Anderson Columbia Company
Inc., of Lake City, is handling the
project for a cost of $26 million.
The pi-oject has been under-
way for nearly a year, and
Anderson Coldimbia has another
year to finish the project.
According to FDOT, the project
is currently running ahead of
schedule.
However, all work will be post-
poned from Dec. 24-Jan. 2 for the
holidays.


Robbery

suspect

at large

S&S Food Store on
North Marion was
robbed on Monday.
By TROY ROBERTS
troberts@lakecityreporter.com
The Lake City Police
Department continues to
search for a man they believe
stole $200 from an S&S Food
Store on North Marion Avenue
during a robbery Monday
night.
The man has not been
arrested and the police depart-
ment is currently awaiting a.
warrant to be issued.
A robbery occurred Monday
night in Lake City at the S&S
Food Store on North Marion
Avenue, just north of down-
town.
At approximately 10:25 p.m.
Monday, a black male walked
into the S&S Food Store #33
located at 1101 NE Marion
Ave., and handed a note to the
cashier on duty.
"The written note from the
man explained that this was a
robbery and that he had a
gun," said Capt. Gary Laxton,
public information officer for
the Lake City Police
Department.
Although the robber claimed
to have a gun in the note, a gun
was not brandished during the
robbery, Laxton said.
Laxton said the cashier gave
the man the money in the reg-
ister before he fled the store.
No one was injured during the
incident and less than $200 was
taken from the register.
The investigation of the inci-
dent has proceeded to the point
where a suspect has been
identified, Laxton said.
'The people in the store
were very cooperative and very
alert in giving us an idea of who
they thought the robber was,"
Laxton said.
'Reports indicate the suspect
is a black male, about 5 feet,
7 inches tall. He had black
facial and was wearing a dark
hunter green jacket and a hat.
Reports also state he had
purchased a package of ciga-
rettes and beer that were left
outside when he fled the store.
He was identified through a
photo line-up.
The man has not been
arrested yet; but Laxton said
he will likely face robbery
charges when a warrant is
issued for his arrest.


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The U.S. Forest Service will base at least one fire tanker plane at the new U.S. Forest Service
Southern Region Lake City Tanker Base at the Lake City Municipal Airport. One such plane could be
similar to the Lockheed P2V turboprop (photo at left). This plane was introduced after World War II and
is capable of carrying 2,400 gallons of fire retardant. The base would also include a scout plane, such
as this King Air 200 twin-engine turboprop (photo at right).


help protect forests
in Georgia, Florida.
By LINDA YOUNG
lyoung@lakecityreporter. com
A new U.S. Forest Service
Fire Tanker Base has opened
in Lake City to combat forest
fires.
Any of the fire tanker
planes that will be based there
during fire season are capable
of dropping 2,400 gallons of
fire retardant.
"It's in a powder form, we
just mix it with water to get


tle bit, but not too slimy," said
Robbie Staten, manager, U.S.
Forest Service Southern
Region Lake City Tanker
Base.
When a fire tanker drops
the inhibitor "it N ill go on and
stay there. On a hillside, it will
adhere to the trees and sand
instead of running down,"
Staten said.
The retardant is a powder
that combines fertilizer with a
gum thickener - to make it
stick to plants - and a red col-
orant to indicate an area is
already protected. A base


powder with water to make
fire blocker.
When the 2006 fire season
begins, the threat of a forest
fire will be met by at least one
fire tanker plane capable of
dropping 2,400 pounds of fire
impeder on any inferno in
Florida, south Georgia or
western Alabama.
The U.S. Forest Service has
a fleet of approximately
20 contracted fire tanker
planes. Because different
parts of the nation experience
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LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005


Tuesday:
1-24-25-28-36


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS


Hawke seeks clemency for killer


TRENTON, N.J. - Ethan Hawke has
asked New Jersey's acting governor to
grant clemency to a 65-year-old woman
who has been in prison for more than
16 years for murdering her police
officer-boyfriend.
The 35-year-old actor said in an e-mail
Tuesday that his mother knows Melvina
Mc Cl, inl, who is serving a 30-year
sentence for shooting Det. Louis Glenn
in a bar in 1986, and that she "believes in
her entirely."


Plant secures
$60,000 grant
MESA, Ariz. - Robert
Plant has secured a $60,000
donation for a Carefree,
Ariz.-based charitable
organization that aids
nomadic people in
drought-stricken West Africa.
Plant, former frontman for
Led Zeppelin, had committed
proceeds from a four-song CD
by his band, Robert Plant and
the Strange Sensation, but it
failed to generate the royalties
he had expected.
The 57-year-old rocker
made an appeal to PAR
Charitable Trust, a small


* Lady Bird Johnson is 93.
* Former House Speaker
Jim Wright is 83.
* Actor Hector Elizondo is
69.
* Country singer Red
Steagall is 67.
* Baseball Hall-of-Famer
Steve Carlton is 61.
* ABC News correspondent
Diane Sawyer is 60.
* Rock singer-musician Rick
Nielsen (Cheap Trick) is 59.
* Bad�ballAU.tar .Steve
-Garvey is 57. . '


Hawke's e-mail described McClain as
"a woman important to my family."
McClain, who worked as a city
parking violations officer, has claimed
that Glenn assaulted and threatened her
during their relationship.
Hawke, who grew up in West Windsor,
released a letter he sent Monday to
acting Gov. Richard J. Codey. A
spokesman for the acting governor said
Codey couldn't comment until the letter
had been received.


grant-making organization,
which agreed to make up the
financial gap needed to build
and operate school dorms for
200 children in Mali for three
years, TurtleWill founder
Irma Turtle said recently.
TurtleWill offers medical
treatment, school funding and
employment training for tribal
people in remote regions of
Ethiopia, Mali and Niger.
The trust will supplement
proceeds from sales of the
"Live in Paris" CD to build
eight dormitories and provide
meals, blankets, school
uniforms and medicine for
students in four locales in
Mali.


* Singer Robin Gibb is 56.
* Golfer Jan Stephenson is
54.
* Actress BernNadette
Stanis is 52.
* Rapper Luther Campbell is
45.
* Country singer-musician
Chuck Mead (BR549) is 45.
* Actor Ralph Fiennes is 43.
* Actress Lauralee Bell is
37.
* Actress Dina Meyer is 37.
*,Actress.Heather Donahue
is.31. . . . ..


Ethan Hawke


Pink Filoyd's
Gilmer to hit road
NEW YORK -David
Gilmour, best known as
singer and guitarist of Pink
Floyd, has scheduled 10 U.S.
and Canadian dates in April in
support of his upcoming solo
studio album, "On an Island."
Gilmour said the tour will
begin April 4 at Radio City
Music Hall in New York.
"I've had a fantastic time
making 'On an Island' and
really want to perform tracks
from it, along with my more
familiar repertoire," he said.
"On an Island" will be
released in March. The title


track teams Gilmour with
David Crosby and Graham
Nash.
"I'm rather hoping that with
this tour announcement
people will believe me when I
say, 'Honestly, this is the only
band I plan to tour with!"' the
59-year-old entertainer said.
Pink Floyd reunited this
summer for a Live 8 benefit
concert in London. It was the
first time Gilmour, drummer
Nick Mason, keyboard player
Richard Wright and bassist
Roger Waters had appeared
onstage together since a
concert at London's Earl's
Court in 1981.
* Associated Press


"Time is the thief you cannot
banish."

- Phyllis McGinley,
American poet and author (1905-1978)


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Wednesday:
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Accused serial
rapist escapes jail
MIAMI - An inmate
accused of raping seven girls
and women in the Little
Havana neighborhood
escaped a Miami-Dade
County jail by climbing down
from the roof using bed
sheets tied together, police
said Wednesday.
Police were searching
neighborhoods, airports, rail
stations and ports for
Reynaldo E. Rapalo, 34, who
ran away from Turner
Guilford Knight Correctional
Center after the escape late
Tuesday, police said. Another
man who tried to escape with-
him was caught after he
broke his legs while jumping.
Rapalo, a native of
Honduras, was considered
armed and dangerous,
although there was no
specific information on what
weapon he had, police
spokeswoman Amy
Salas-Jacobsort said. She had
no other information on the
escape and a jail
spokeswoman didn't return a
phone message.
Rapalo was awaiting trial
for the rapes he was linked to


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using DNA evidence. He was
arrested in September 2003
after a massive manhunt and
accused of raping seven
victims, ages 11 to 79, and
attempting to attack four
others.
If convicted, Rapalo faces
up to life in prison.
The crimes kept the Little
Havana neighborhood on
edge for a year. The women
were sometimes raped inside
their homes. Police said DNA
evidence also showed Rapalo
unsuccessfully tried to attack
a woman hanging her
laundry in the middle of the
day, which led to his arrest.
His attorney, Herbert
Smith, didn't return a phone
message.

State to review
child-care policy
TAMPA- The Florida
Department of Children &
Families said it will review a
statewide policy allowing
convicted felons to get
child-care licenses.
The announcement
Tuesday came after a story in
the Tampa Tribune on
Sunday about five people who
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care centers in their homes
despite felony records and
other offenses.
DCF automatically
disqualifies applicants
convicted of serious crimes.
But state law provides an
opportunity for those
applicants to request an
exemption.
In an e-mail, DCF
Secretary Lucy Hadi told
colleagues that the agency's
Tallahassee office will
oversee a statewide "quality
assurance" review of
background screening
procedures.
"Specificalliy, the ... review
will address how requests for
exemptions are processed
and decisions are made at the
district level," Hadi wrote,

Citrus growers sue
state program
BARTOW - Two Polk
County citrus growers have
sued the state to challenge
the constitutionality of the
citrus canker eradication
program and its right to
destroy property without
paying compensation.
One lawsuit, filed Tuesday
on behalf of Boozer's Service
& Equipment Inc. in Haines
City, argues the eradication
law is unconstitutional
because hurricanes have
made eradication impossible.
That means the program
serves no public purpose, the
suit contends.
The other lawsuit, filed
Monday on behalf of Reed
Brothers Inc. in Dundee,
seeks more than $2.5 million
in compensation from the
state after it put the
company's citrus nursery
under a two-year canker
quarantine in October,
causing it to close.
The suits were filed against
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, which operates the
canker eradication program
with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
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Lake City, stocker at KC's
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* Hobbies: Golf

* Favorite pastimes:
Baseball

* What would you most
like to see improved in
your town?: "What I think
could be most improved in
Lake City are the roads
especially 47."

* Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?: "My
inspiration is my mom
because she has always
been there for me."


Meet Your Neighbor is a daily
feature of the Lake City
Reporter. We interview people
in the community in order to get
to know our neighbors better.


Jason Woodworth


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Assisted living centers get in holiday spirit


;By UNDSAY DOWNEY
,Idowney@lakecityreporter.com
SThe holidays can be a lonely
time.
Residents of assisted living
facilities can't always travel to
Sbe with their family during the
Holidays and some don't have
family at all. To keep spirits up,
:several local homes are host-
ing Christmas celebrations,
'decorating their facilities and
trying to keep residents busy
to curb holiday depression
among the elderly.
Circulation: Journal of the
American' Heart Association
reports .that a 26-year study
found that cardiac and non-car-
diac deaths peak during
Christmas and New Year's.
The researchers .examined
records for 53 million deaths
.from natural causes from
11973 to 2001.. They estimated
about 42,039 more people died
,during the holidays than any
other time of the year.
S"We see our largest number
of deaths from Thanksgiving to
CChristmas," said Nancy
NMartin, admissions director at
'Avalon Health Care and
:Rehabilitation Center.. "During
Sthe holiday season, if people
are really sick it gets worse and
" if they're depressed it gets
,worse. So many of these people
Shave no one. It's a sad time for
.them."
S Martin said Avalon has
'Christmas activities almost
:every day in December. Today,
the skilled nursing facility will



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.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
E Albert Clements, 21,190
SW Hodges Way, warrant:
violation of probation on charges
Sof uttering forgery.


host a Christmas party, com-
plete with Santa Claus and
food, including treats for dia-
betics: Each member of.
Avalon's staff will give a
Christmas gift to one of the res-
idents.
"They will have Christmas
gifts just like everyone else,"
Martin said. 'Those of us who
can financially afford it take on
more than one giftt)" ,
Cross City resident Jamie
Pollack stopped by the Blessed
Hope Assisted Living Facility
Wednesday afternoon with
Christmas presents for resi-
,dent Maurice Davitt. Pollack
brought Davitt's great-grand-
son to the visit and said the,
woman cried when she read a.
Christmas card from her
grandson.
"We love her. We don't want
her to sit here and not have
anyone come,",Pollack said. "A
lot of people forget about the
elderly. They should visit all
the time, but especially during
the holidays," ' "
Blessed Hope has about,
10 residents, most of whom
have friends and family mem-
bers who stop by during the
holidays, resident assistant
Vivian O'Neal said. However,.
three of the facility's residents
don't get any visitors.
"They go through a lot of
heartache because they grieve
for their family," O'Neal said.
Blessed Hope gives gifts to
its residents and will host a for-
mal dinner on Christmas.
.-Columbia County Senior


LINDSAY DOWNEYIL.,ae Ci R-pC.-rler
Katie Rehrer, 86, gets in the holiday spirit Wednesday during lunch at WillowBrook Assisted Living.


Services encourages its mem-
bers to reminisce about past
Christmases. Many elderly .
members enjoy sharing memo-
ries about howv their families
used to decorate their homes
for Christmas and what they
ate during the holidays,,
supervisor Carol Shanklin said.
Senior Services members
made blankets for children and
the elderly who are home-
bound because it made them
feel like .they could give
something back to the
community


POLICE REPORTS


* Marvin Dwayne-Steele, 42,
224 SE Country Club Road,
warrant: dealing in stolen
property.
* Daniel Swan, 26,1174 NE
Oakland Ave., warrant: violation
of probation on charges of grand
theft.
* Denver Bruce Boyd,'41,
1263 35 SW Circle, Mayo,
warrant: sale of prescription drug
without prescription.

Fire EMS Calls
Tuesday,4-ec.-20- .-
* 6:25 p.m., structure,;Spirit.


Road, three primary and three
volunteer units responded.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
* 8:36 a.m., rescue assist,
Cedar Park, Building C, Apt. 204,
one primary unit responded.
11:50 a.m., rescue assist. ,
SCity Hall, one primary unit
responded.
* 12:36 p.m., wreck, U.S. 90
.West at Arby's Parking Lot, one
primary unit responded.
4 12:59 p.m., rescue assist,
U.S. 41 South at Sundial
SApartments, one volunteer unit
respondedd. ; , ,, ....
I From staff reports.


"We try. to make them feel,
needed and wanted," Shanklin
said.
NMt. Pisgah Baptist Church
in McAlpin had a Christmas
luncheon Wednesday for
Senior Services members an0
gave theri gifts.
Many church volunteers in
the area visited Columbia
County assisted living facilities
to sing Christmas carols and' to
give residents gifts. '
"Church volunteers. are
great this time of year," Martin
said.


LCPD, CCSO to'
conduct DUI checks
The Lake City Police
Department and Columbia
County Sheriff's Office are
teaming up to stop drinking
and driving tonight.
A DUI Checkpoint has
been organized near
Summers Elementary
School at McFarlane Avenue
and St. Maragaret's Street.
Officers from theapo"1k .~ "
department andisheriff's :


Still Water West' Assisted
Living Facility will have a small
church service and an intimate
dinner on Christmas Day.
"Since we're small, we're
kind of like a family," assistant
administrator Bonnie Mattson
said.
WillowBrook Assisted
Living also tries to create a
family atmosphere among its
residents, administrator
Debbie Brannon said. A
small stocking for each of the
42 residents hangs on the
facility's fireplace. The front

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living room is decorated with
Santas, snowmen, candy-
canes, gifts and a Christmas
tree with colored lights.,
'They've gone all out,"
76-year-old resident Marilyn
Center said. 'They've really
gone to a lot of trouble. It really
helps you get into the spirit".
Centner said it's easy for the
elderly to get a little down dur-
ing the holidays, but she will
have the opportunity to visit
her sons in Alabama for
Christmas.
"I have two new grand-
daughters I haven't seen yet,"
Centner said, "I'm going to
have an exciting Christmas
with grandkids."
WillowBrook resident Hazel
Eason, 85, also will visit her rel-
atives, who live in Lake City, for
Christmas. Eason said she
enjoyed the facility's Christmas
party and church carolers.;:
Eason said she doesn't get
depressed during the holi-
days because she remem-
bers past holidays and how
her father, whodidn't have
much money, always found a
way to give her a box of
chocolate-covered cherries
for Christmas. '
:"I know this: You don't
have 'to have all those
finieries to have love," Eason
said. "Love to me is the over-
whelming spirit .bof
Christmas. I really and truly
can say I' do not get
depressed. There's so much
love available to me if I take
the opportunity to grasp it."



Timothy Cravens, 40, of
Orlando. was in court last
week because a radio
personality for WTKS, 104.1
FM was seeking an injunction
against him. Heather Boan,
whose radio name is Sexy..
Savannah, said she received
numerous e-mails from
-Cravens and he would often
show up at the radio station
and public appearances.
Cravens said Boan was "
..threatening him on air.
* From staff and wire reports












OPINION


Thursday. December 22, 2005


www.lakecityreporter.com


EDITORIAL


County


takes right


steps for


the future

Columbia County's plan to
expand accessibility to
government services by
building a "campus"
structure in Fort White is a
good move. We endorsed the concept of
paying close attention to Fort White
and its surrounding area and for the
county to lead the way is a good thing.
A library is planned and most likely
will take shape in the Fort White
community in 2006. The county has a
total of six acres purchased and plans at
least two buildings for construction.
The second structure would house
government offices that currently
alternate their days of operation in
Fort White because there is not enough
space for all of the offices to maneuver
in the current location at the same time.
The property appraiser's office and the
supervisor of elections currently have
office hours in Fort White. A new,
expanded facility will allow both of
these offices to operate on the same
day, as well as a tax collector's satellite
office.
County commissioners are planning
for the future and that is wise.
We have several distinct areas of
growth in the county: west, southwest
and the Fort White area. The 22-mile
distance from Lake City to Fort White
presents a situation that mandates the
county have satellite offices for
important services.
Government should work for the
people, And even though the "campus"
concept may take a year or more to..
develop, at least it's ia'psitie step
toward embracing the challenges with
which growth presentsius. '..,-- :. ..

HIGH LIG HTS
IN HISTORY
Today is Thursday, Dec. 22, the 356th
day of 2005. There are nine days left in
the year.
* On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World
War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brigadier
General Anthony C. McAuliffe reportedly
replied "Nuts!" when the'Germans
demanded that the Americans surrender.
* In 1775, a Continental naval fleet was
organized in the American colonies.
* In 1807, Congress passed the
Embargo Act, designed to force peace
between Britain and France by cutting off
all trade with Europe.
* In 1864, during the Civil War, Union
Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message
to President Lincoln: "I beg to present you-
as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah."

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COMMENTARY


Are anti-terrorism measures


necessary? You bet your life


L yet's roll the dice. It's
been more than'
four years since
terrorists slipped
past American
intelligence, eluded law
enforcement and slaughtered
thousands of Americans on
American soil.
Why haven't they managed
Sto strike us here at home
again? Who knows? Maybe it's
nothing we've done. Maybe
it's sheer luck. Maybe our
luck will hold. So let's take a
chance, OK?
Sure, there is a possibility
"that one reason we have hot
been hit lately is the Patriot
Act - the major legislative
initiative of the post-Sept. 11
era. It demolished the wall
that had prevented
intelligence and law
enforcement from seeing -
much less connecting - each
other's dots. It allowed law
enforcement to use against
terrorism the same weapons
they wield against organized
crime. But aren't you more
concerned about loan sharks
than suicide bombers?
Washington's policies should
reflect your priorities.
Critics of the Patriot Act'
argue that it could -- at some
point down the slippery slope
- lead to some nosy FBI
agent discovering that you
borrow Harlequin romance
novels from your local library.
One must suppose it was with
that grim prospect in mind
that Senate Minority Leader
Harry Reid proudly declared
last week: "We killed the
Patriot Act!"
Thanks to leaks of classified
information to The New York
Times, we also now know that
the National Security Agency
has been monitoring al-Qaida
communications with
Americans. How dare the NSA
listen in on someone else's
phone calls! How dare the
president authorize such
spying without first showing
"probable cause" that the
Americans contacted are


OTHER


Clifford D. May


themselves terrorists. How
embarrassed we'd all be if the
NSA listened in and heard
nothing more than an al-Qaidth
operative telling his New York
broker to short oil futures. Is
that.any of our business?
Also: During the past few
years we've been slowly but
surely capturing terrorists and
squeezing them for
information about how they
organize their lethal business.
Some people doubt this
practice has produced
valuable information. They're
probably right, don't you
think?
So now Congress will pass
and the president will sign a
law that prohibits not just
torture - already illegal -
but anything that might be
considered "degrading".to a
terrorist: In the future, we
won't coerce terrorists - we'll
just ask them, politely, to
cooperate. They'll do that out
of the kindness of their
hearts. Like Saddam Hussein
has done - look how helpful
he's been, revealing what he
did with all his Weapons of
Mass Destruction.
We should withdraw from
Iraq as quickly as possible, .,
too. Henry Kissinger says that
such a defeat "would shrivel
U.S. credibility around the
world. ... The respite from
military efforts would be brief
before even greater crises
descended on us." But Cindy
Sheehan sees it differently.
We might as well flip a coin.
Finally, it's time we asked:
What was wrong with the
policies we had in place before
Sept. 11, 2001? Terrorism


wasn't much of a problem in
those days. Yes, there were
attacks against Americans in
Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania,
Saudi Arabia and off the coast
of Yemen. But you're willing
to accept that level of
.terrorism indefinitely, aren't
you?
And, after the first bombing
of the World Trade Center in
1993, intelligence and law
enforcement officials, using all
the tools then available to
them, were so effective that it
took the terrorists almost a...
decade before they could
finish the job they had started,
reducing the twin towers to
rubble. Who could ask for
more than that?
About a half dozen people
were killed in the 1993 attack.
In 2001, close to 3,000 were
incinerated or buried. So if we
take all the precautions we
took in the past, we can
anticipate that next time -
well, you do the math. The
point is, you'd prefer to lose a
city or two rather than have
our friends in Europe think
we're a bunch of cowboys,
wouldn't you?
Even if we accept the
.premise that our previous
counterterrorism policies
failed, is that any reason to
abandon those policies -
hurting the feelings of all
those who crafted and
implemented them?
If we get rid of the Patriot
Act, if we stop targeting
terrorists overseas and stop
coercing those we capture to
make them talk, if we make it
more difficult for our spies to
snoop, if we retreat from Iraq,
leaving the battlefield to
Saddam Hussein loyalists and
al-Qaida, we'll be taking a bit
of a gamble, to be sure.
But isn't that what you want
our leaders to do? Really, what
do you have to lose?

* Clifford D. May is president of
the Foundation for the Defense
of Democracies, a policy institute
focusing on terrorism.


COLUMBIA




0&A


TODAY'S TOPIC:
What are your thoughts on President
Bush's weekend revelation that the
government authorized spying on people
within the country?
"I firmly believe that it
should be against the law
to spy on people. But
since the war in Iraq, if the .
government has a good
reason they should be able
to.The average citizen
doesn't have anything to
hide - they can spy on Wayne Jones
me - I doi't mind." . Lake City, 60
*


Janet Jenkins
Lake City, 63


"The President
is rotten for
authorizing that.
People should be
free and that goes
against citizen
rights and
freedoms."


"He shouldn't
spy on people. But
if they do, there
should be a good
reason for it."


Larry Porter
Lake City, 44


I - -



Jan Varner
Lake City, 68


"The president
doesn't have the
authority or right to do
that - it's an invasion
of privacy. It's like
coming into someone's
house and reading their
mail. It's 1950s
McCarthyism.


Shelley Gilbee
Lake City, 47


"I believe the
president is a
good christian
man and he is not
going to do
anything that is
not christian like.
He will leave it in
the Lord's hands."


Glenn Gilbee
Lake City, 43


"The
government
shouldn't have the
right to do that
period - I just
don't think it's.
right."


* Columbia Q&A was compiled by staff
photographer Jennifer Chasteen on Tuesday at
the Dollar General in Lake City Plaza. The
opinions expressed are not necessarily those of
the newspaper.


VIEWS


Have a happy whatever, but a merry Christmas


Please don't anybody take
this the wrong way, but
- Merry Christmas!
This is the year of the
"war on Christmas,"
when the professionally aggrieved
are quick to take offense at
innocent seasonal wishes for their
happiness, if incorrectly expressed.
Supposedly "merry Christmas" can
get you in trouble and "happy
holidays" in even bigger trouble.
On one hand, radio talkers and
preachers are trying to force
Christmas into certain big-box
retailers they feel are denaturing
the day by referring to with it
insufficient specificity. Happy


holidays? Bah, humbug! On the
other hand, more traditional clerics
are trying to get Christmas out of
the stores on the grounds that the
birth'of the (Savior should not be a
pretext for 50 percent-off sales.
Commercialization of Christmas?
Bah, and double humbug.
Somehow, rattling happily
through all this is the 19th-century
creation of Oriental scholar
Clement Moore and cartoonist
Thomas Nast of a jolly old elf in an
airborne sleigh pulled by eight tiny
reindeer, later joined by Rudolph
and a body of lore about a giant
workshop at the North Pole. As
Moore and Nast's fellow New


Yorkers would say: Go figure.
And this being modern America,
a legal subspecialty and a body of
case law have evolved around the
question of if and how religious
symbols should be displayed on
public property and the delicate
matter of balancing out a creche
(Christmas) with a menorah
(Hanuldah) and a kinara
(Kwanzaa). A town on Long Island
has insisted that these symbols be
labeled with their sponsors lest
gullible passersby fall under the
missionary spell of the local
department of parks and
recreation.
Is there a "war" on Christmas?


Hardly. We Americans love
Christmas. How could there be a
war on a holiday celebrated in one
form or another by 96 percent of
us? Are there Christmas
controversies? Inevitably. There
have been Christmas controversies
since it was first celebrated in the
fourth century and the early popes
felt the observance was getting too
rowdy and raunchy. Our own
puritans tried to ban it.
So, please accept our wishes in
the spirit they are offered - with
peace and good will to all. Merry
Christmas.

* Scripps Howard News Service


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By CHERYL WITTENAUER "People want to share andmake will multiply to hundreds of
Associated Presse . ant to share ... and chickens. They like that."


Is there someone on your
holiday shopping list who's
especially hard to buy for?
They've got the latest gadget,
aren't interested in another
sweater, have enough comfy
slippers,
How about a monetary gift
- in your loved one's name
- that fills shelves at a food.
pantry, buys medicine for
children with cancer; sup-
ports orphans in China, or
provides solar-powered com-
puters to connect rural
Honduran children to the
world?
Those are among dozens of
domestic and international
gifts offered by the nonprofit
Alternative Gifts
International, of Wichita,
Kan., one of many groups
around the country that is
thriving by offering gifts with
meaning and the potential to
change lives.,
'We have some very large
responsibilities as Americans
to protect the environment


some changes in the world. It's
catching on like we can't believe."

- Harriet Prichard,
founder and president of Alternative Gifts International, of
Wichita, Kan.


and help the poor," said
Harriet Prichard, founder and
president of the organization,
now in its 20th year. It has
donated $17.5 million to
80 projects around the world.
"People want to share ...
and make some changes in,
the world. It's catching on like
we can't believe."
Sales numbers of nonprofits
indicate that a growing num-
ber of U.S. holiday shoppers
are looking beyond the mall to
include alternative gifts that
target global poverty, help the
environment, provide fair
wages or raise funds for chari-
ty.
SHeifer International, based
in Little Rock, has seen its
donations for animals and
their care jump from


$10 million to $70 million in
10 years. Donors buy a flock of
chickens, or a cow, goat or
other animal that provides
milk, eggs, wool or livelihood
for a poor family in one of
50 countries. That family, in
turn, promises to pass on the
animal's offspring, and train-
ing, until everyone in the
village has a producing animal.
Kids are responsible for
$1 million in donations to
Heifer International, said
spokeswoman Christine
Volkmer.
"It's very tangible," she
said. "You can wrap your head
around it and see the end
result.
'The biggest selling point is
they're making a $20 donation
for a flock of chickens, which


Plowsharing Crafts in St.
Louis, a nonprofit store
owned by the St. Louis
Mennonite Fellowship, saw
sales exceed $600,000 last
year, $200,000 more than two
years earlier, said Rich
Howard-Willms, the manager.
Plowsharing is part of a
national Ten Thousand
Villages network of 120 non-
profit stores that sell the work
of skilled artisans in develop-
ing countries for a fair wage.
'We've met the people. We
tell their story. We're not a big
corporation. We're not some
sweatshop. These are people
whose lives are affected by
purchases our consumers
make," said Howard-Willms.
Plowsharing Crafts invites
St. Louis-area churches and
other nonprofits to sponsor an
evening at the store during
the holiday season, where
their supporters can shop and
eat holiday goodies. A per-
centage of the sales goes to
the participating nonprofit.


Government reports volume of spam down

By JENNIFER C. KERR said Jordan Ritter, co-founder the agency said. Even so, the commission
Associated Press of Cloudmark, an e-mail secu- The second report by acknowledged that spam is
rity firm based in San MessageLabs, another e-mail still a major headache.
WASHINGTON - Those Francisco. filtering company, said spam "We're really not here say-
annoying Spamm" e-mails for Ritter questioned how effec- rates rose for much of last year ing that the spam problem is
Viagra or low-rate mortgages tive theanti-spam law has been but have since declined and solved," said Lydia Parnes,
that clog computer users'mail- in going after renegade e-mail hover near the levels they director of the FTC's bureau of
boxes appear to be on the marketers or spammers who were at in December 2003 - consumer protection. "What
decline, federal regulators said can simply move overseas, when Congress passed the we're saying is that we're
Tuesday. "It's a good law for people anti-spam legislation. making progress."


In a report to Congress, the who want to follow it, but the
Federal Trade Commission real fundamental problem is
said the, anti-spam law that the practice itself and the fact
took effect two years ago has that people aren't easily
helped curb unsolicited e-mail. tracked down," Ritter said.
The report also credits The FTC cited two studies
advances in technology, such in its report. One, by e-mail fil-
as better spam filters that tering company MX Logic,
weed out junk e-mail. said spam accounted for
The report was met with 67 percent of the e-mail pass-
some skepticism. ..-. ing through its, system in the
"For us, we have not seen first eight months of this year.
one single instance where 'Thai's down 9 percent from
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Last Pvs Week
Prime Rate 7.25 7.25
Discount Rate 5.25 5.25
Federal Funds Rate 4.25 4.25
Treasuries


30-year



Name -


4.68 4.67


Total Assets
Obj ($Mlns)


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Vanguard Idx Fds: 500
American Funds A: ICAA p
American Funds A: WshA p
Fidelity Invest: Contra
PIMCO Instl PIMS: TotRt
Fidelity Invest: Magelln
Dodge&Qox:Stpck
American Funds A: IncoA p
Amerifdn Funds A: CaplBA p
American Funds A: EupacA p
American Funds A: CapWGA p
Vanguard InstFds: Instldx
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml
Fidelity Invest: LowPr
American Funds A: N PerA p
American Funds A: BalA p
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc'
Fidelity Invest: Divlntl
Vanguarddx Fds: TotStk
Vanguard'Fds: Wndsll
Fidelity Invest: GroCo
Fidelity Invest: Eq Inc
Vanguard Fds: Welltn
Fidelity Invest: Puritn
American Funds A: FdlnvA p
Dodge&Cox: Balanced
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr
Frank/Temp Frnk A: IncomA p
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Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxlnv
Amer Century Inv: Ultra
Davis Funds A: NYVen A
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Price Funds: Eqinc
American'Funds A: BondA p
Fidelity Invest: DivGth
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Vanguard Fds: HllhCre
Fidelity Invest: Balanc


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+.10 -2.8
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+.58 +33.1
+.07 +13.5
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+.84 -12.6
+.22 +19.7
+.08 -12.5
-.45 +4.0
+.20 +4.3
-.16 -9.6
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16 51.62
16 41.55
14 57.17
21 69.22
... 6.93
18 34.44
23 26.73
.. 41.13
13 26.98
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7 83.26
22 12.18
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26 59.24
17 79.35
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27 118.42
6.67
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31 17.58
19 48.65


CURRENCIES
Last Pvs Day
Australia 1.3641 1.3659
Britain 1.7422 1.7541
Canada 1.1676 1.1729
Euro .8453 .8430
Japan . 117.21 117.06
Mexico 10.6200 10.6750
Switzerind 1.3136 1.3083
British pound expressed in U.S. dollars. All others show
dollar in foreign currency.


Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init
NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt


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+6.6/A
+7.8/B
+4.9/D
+18.1/A
+2.4/A
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+10.8/8
+4.3/C
+5.5/C
+23.0/A
+16.1/B
+6.7/A
+6.6/A
+10.7/C
+12.6/C
+4.1/D
+4.4/D
+19.3/B
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+8.8/B
+14.9/B
+7.1/C
+7.71A
+5.4/C
+13.2/A
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+5.8/C
+2.7/D
+1.7/B
+10.1/D
+10.2/B
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+6.6/A
+5.0/E
+12.6/A
+2.1/A
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+4.7/D
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+17.9/B
+11.6/A


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+25.4/C
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+42.7/A
+37.1/A
+0.3/C
+77.1/A
+51.4/A
+60.9/A
+49.4/B
+72.7/A
+7.6/A
+7.3/A
+135.3/A
+38.5/B
+45.2/A
+4.3/C
+63.6/A
+16.5/C
+38.3/A
-4.4/C
+25.7/C.
+43.1/A
+30.7/A
+31.3/B
+65:7/A
-9.7/E
+50.9/A
+29.3/C
+57.9/A
+22.6/C
+16.9/C
+6.9/A
-0.7/B
+28.8/A
+35.4/A
+39,8/A
+37.5/B
+8.0/B
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+38.6/B
+51.0/A


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5.75 250
5.75 250
NL 2,500
NL 5,000,000
NL 2,500
NL 2,500
,5.75 250
5.75 , 250
5.75 250
5.75 250
NL 5,000,000
NL 100,000
NL 2,500
5.75 250
5.75 250
NL 2,500
NL 2,500
NL 3,000
NL 3,000
NL 2,500
NL 2,500
SNL 3,000
NL 2,500
5.75 250
NL 2,500
NL 2,500'
4.25 1,000
NL 3,000
5.75 '1,000
NL 25,000
NL 100,000
NL 100,000
NL 2,500
4.75 1,000
NL, 5,000,000
NL 2,500
3.75 250
NL 2,500
NL200,000,000
NL 25,000
NL 2.500


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International Stock, LC -Large-Cap Core, LG -Large-Cap Growth, LV -Large-Cap Val., MP -Stock/Bond Blend, MT
-Mortgage, SB -Short-Term Bond, SP -S&P 500, SS -Single-State Muni, XC -Multi-Cap Core, XG -Multi-Cap
Growth, XV -Multi-Cap Val. Total Return: Chg in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs.
others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund.
NA= Not avail. NE = Data In question. NS = Fund not In existence. Source: Upper, Inc.

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LAKE CITY REPORTER -BUSINESS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005








6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22,2005


Announcements
Lake City ElkS'odge 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 St. Santa will be there
to greet the children, and will
receive a gift and goody bag.


Lake Butler singles
to dance Saturday
Lake Butler Singles will have
their dance Dec. 24 at the Lake
Butler Community Center. We
will eat at 7 p.m. and dance from
7-11 p.m. to the music of South
Street Band. Come and bring
covered dish and have a good
time where there is no smoking
and alcohol. Members $6 and
non-members $7. For more'
information, contact Bob Collins
752-5948.


MLK parade applications
now available
Applications are now being
accepted for the annual Martin
Luther King day parade, which
will be at 10a.m. Jan. 16, 2006.
Contact Tyrone Taylor at
623-2194, coach Anders at
752-0959, or Leslie White at
623-2198 to request an entry
application, or to obtain more
information on participating in
the MLK parade.
The following is a list of
activities scheduled for Martin
Luther King, Jr. Celebration:
* Jan.13: 7:30 p.m. Gospel


Christmas celebrations

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

* Christmas services coming soon
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have two' Christmas Eve services at
7 p.m. and I I p.m. Christmas morning service will be at I I a.m. The church is
located at 5056 South West 47, just I /2 miles south ,f 1-75.

* The First Presbyterian Church invites the community to the following
Christmas Celebrations:
SCHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
There will be a Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. where children act out the
story of Christ's birth, complete with music and costumes.At I I p.m. the choir
will lead "Lessons and Carols" accompanied by handbells.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
The Christmas Day service will be at 10:30 a.m. and will be a blended service
of Contemporary and Traditional.

* Spirit of Christ ELCA Lutheran Church (formerly St Luke Lutheran)
will, have its Candlelight Service at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. All are welcome.
Christmas Day Service will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m. Spirit of Christ is
located on 90 West, 1.5 miles from 1-75. For more information please call Pastor
James Bezaire at 752-3807.

* Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church invites all to attend "A
Service of Carols and Candles" at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.This is to be the first
service held in the church's new multipurpose building.The church will hold a
single Christmas day service 10 a.m. Sunday. Wesley Memorial UMC is located
at 1272 SW McFarlane Ave, next to Summers School.

* Christ Central Ministries will have a Christmas Childrens Musical at
7 p.m. today and at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is located on SW Sisters Welcome
Road. For more information, call 755-2525.

* St. Jame Episcopal Church
St. James Episcopal Church will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at
7:30 p.m. and I I p.m. On Christmas Day, they will have one service at 10 a.m.


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


ALEN]


Festival, choirs, soloists,
instruments and dancers.
* Jan. 14: Noon. Car
Show-Step Show, MLK
Classic-Basketball game.
* Jan. 15: 4 p.m. NAACP
commemoration service, Union
A.M.E. Church.
SJan. 16: 10 a.m. Northeast
Florida Leadership Council
grand parade. Celebration at
the stadium.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
coming to Lake City
At 1 p.m. Jan. 5, 2006,
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is
coming to Lake City for a town-
hall meeting. It will take place at
City Hall, located at 205 N.
Marion Ave. For more
information, call Nelson's office
at (850) 942-8415.

High Springs Farmer's
Market today
HIGH SPRINGS - The High
.Springs Farmer's Market is from
2-6 p.m. today in historic
downtown High Springs behind
City Hall, located on NW 2nd
Street between 1st and 2nd
avenues in James Park. For
more information on what's
available, call (386) 454-3950.

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

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
information.

Volunteer Development
Board to meet in January
, The Volunteer Development
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon Jan. i0, 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.


OBITUARIES


Colonel Alan R. Wimberley
Colonel Alan R. Wiriberley, 59, of
O'Brien, FL., passed away Tuesday
December 20, 2005
in the E.T. York
Hospice Care
Center, ,Gainesville,
FL., following a
lengthy illness due
to complications with brain cancer.
The Daytona Beach, Florida native
was born on December 9; 1946 and
moved, to the O'Brien, Florida area
25 years ago from Orlando. FL.
Mr. Wimberley served in the U.S.
Marine Corp. He had served eight
years with the Orarge County Sher-.
iff's Department, Orlando, FL., and
22 years with the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections 'currently as
Chief Correctional Officer with Co-


lumbia Correctional Institution. He
was also a member of F.C.C.D. and
the Hopeful Baptist Church, Lake
City, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley
Wimberley. of O'Brien, FL., his
mother, Allie Wimberley qf Orlan-
do, FL., one daughter, Crystal Wim-
berley of Orlando, FL., twyo sons,
Scott & Tami Wimberley 'of Orlan-
do, FL., Bryan Greenhill of Sorren-
to, FL., one sister, Bonita Dean of
.Orlando, FL., two grandchildren,
Megan and Austin Wimberly both
of Orlando, Florida.
Funeral services will be conducted
Thursday December 22, 2005 at
11:00 am in Hopeful Baptist
Church, Lake City, FL., with Rev.
Mark Cunningham, SGT. Wes Kent
and Mr. Randall Hewitt Officiating.


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Interment will follow in the church
cemetery.
Daniels Funeral Home of Bran-
ford is in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Iris H. Williams
Iris H. Williams, 80, a resident of
Lake City, Florida died December
20, 2005 at the North Florida Re-
gional Hospital following an ex-
tended illness.


Mrs. Williams was a native of Un-
ion County, Florida and had resided
in Lake City for the past twenty-
seven years. Prior to living in Lake
City she had resided in Lynn Haven,-
Florida for twenty years. She was
of the Baptist Faith and a homemak-
er and loved to fish.
Survivors include one daughter:
Mary Nodes, Lake City, Florida,
Four sisters: Betty Jane. Brown,
Mary Lou Daniels, Yvonne Petty
and Nancy Chauncey all of Lake


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City, Florida and David Clyatt, Yu-
lee, Florida. Numerous nieces and
Nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Williams
will be conducted Friday December
23, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chap-
el of Guerry Funeral Home with the
Rev. Travis Kimbrel, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Memo-
rial Cemetery, Lake City, Florida.,


The family will receive friends
Thursday December 22, 2005 from
6:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
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Florida is in charge of all arrange-
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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.

American Red Cross
to offer CPR classes
The following is a list of CPR
classes offered through the
American Red Cross. All classes
will begin at 6 p.m. unless
otherwise noted, and will take
place at 264 NE Hernando Ave.
* Today: Infant/Child CPR:
6-9 p.m.
For more information, call the
American Red Cross North
Central Florida Chapter at
752-0650.

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
Tuesday. 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.
Contact Gary L. LaFaso. Sr. at
"(386) 497-481'9 or John Henry
Douglas at (386) 755-3016 ext.
3369.

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every Wednesday for nine weeks
beginning from 10-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 4, 2006, at the Blanche
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Senate blocked an attempt to
open an Alaska wildlife refuge
to oil drilling Wednesday, foil-
ing an attempt by drilling back-
ers to force the measure
through Congress as part of a
must-have defense spending
bill.
It was a stinging defeat for
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska,
one of the Senate's most pow-
erful members, who had given
senators a choice to support
the Alaska drilling measure, or
risk the political fallout of
voting against money for
American troops and for
victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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the senior Republican in the
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The vote that was 5644.


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Washington on Tuesday, where she talked about the defense
spending bill that would authorize oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge.


Senate Majority Leader Bill
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nents, so that he might be able
to resurrect the issue for
another try. But Democrats
said they expected the defense
bill to be withdrawn and
reworked without the Arctic
refuge provision.
The 43 senators who voted
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but four Democrats as well as
GOP Sens. Mike DeWine of


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and unyielding" and not
expected to budge should
Frist try for another vote, said
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Stevens called the refuge's
oil vital to national security
and bemoaned repeated
attempts through the years by
opponents using the filibuster
to kill drilling proposals.
Democrats, conversely,
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third officer was suspended.
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and Lance Shilling were fired
for their role in the beating of
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Officer Stuart Smith was
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Davis is black; the three
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Davis. Smith was accused of
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The New Orleans police
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'This case became highly
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under, it was impossible for
them to receive a fair
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After seeing the video of
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Superintendent Warren Riley
called the officers' actions
unacceptable - comments
Benelli said also interfered
with their ability to get a fair
investigation by the police
internal affairs division.
All three officers had been
suspended without pay since
the Oct. 8 incident. They have
pleaded not guilty to the
charges and face trial Jan. 11.
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school teacher who returned
to the storm-struck city to
check on his properties, said
he was searching for ciga-
rettes in the French Quarter
when police grabbed him.
The Associated Press
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an officer hitting Davis at
least four times on the head.
Davis appeared to resist,
twisting and flailing as he was
dragged to the ground by
four officers.
One of the officers kneed
Davis and punched him twice.
Davis was face-down on the
sidewalk with blood stream-
ing down his arm and into the
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LAKE CITY REPORTER NATION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005


Americans dependent



on high-tech gadgets


By WILL LESTER
Associated Press
WASHINGTON
Gabbing on cell phones, Web
surfing on laptops and
rhythm-walking with iPods,
millions confess they have
become high-tech junkies -
already coveting a new wave
of techno-toys, an AP-Ipsos
poll found.
Those most likely to get
hooked make more than
$50,000 a year, tend to be
more educated and come
from every age group except
seniors.
The plugged-in habit comes
with a high price tag. The cost
for communications and
entertainment runs $200 or
more a month for a third of
U.S. households, the poll
found.
Attorney William
Grantmyre spends more than
$500 a month on communica-
tions, entertainment and the
Internet at his two homes,
one in Cary, N.C., and one at
the beach. He says he has no
choice.
"TVs, cable or DirecTV, cel-
lular phones, high-speed
Internet," Grantmyre said.
"All of those things are pretty
essential in today's world."


I APpsosPoll (
Many adults say computers are essential
Almost half of adults polled said they cannot imagine living without
a personal computer.
Are the following items something you
a cannot I would miss, could
imagine living without but could do without definitely live without
Personal computer 26
Cell phone . 34
High-speed Internet 31
Compact disc player (CD)* ! ' 45
Digital cable 43
Digital video disc player (DVD) E '46
Digital video recorder (DVR) . 48
High-definition TV (HDTV) " 47
Satellite radio 58
MP3 player (digital music) 53
Videocassette recorder (VCRI ) , 60
Electronic gaming console ' 61
Portable gaming device 74
NOTE: Poll of 1,006 adults taken between Dec. 13-15; margin of error of � 3.1
percentage points; * 1 percent answered not sure
SOURCE: Ipsos forAP


Popular digital gadgets are
increasingly compact, multi-
functional and easy to use,
say analysts who see a surg-
ing interest in high-tech toys.
"At the epicenter is the
iPod, the iPod-like devices,
which are in full flood," said
Roger Kay, a Massachusetts-


based high-tech analyst.
"Now people know what they
are, the service is mature."
Along with iPods and
other MP3 players, the new
wave of high-tech toys
includes digital video
recorders like TiVo and cell
phones that take pictures


and a variety of handheld
computers.
Almost half of personal
computer owners say they
can't imagine life without
those computers. About as
many cell phone owners say
theta same thing about their
portable phones.
- The intense loyalty to
high-speed Internet is a sign
that people are getting
hooked on newer technolo-
gy. Almost four in 10 people
with high-speed Internet say
they consider it essential.
About two in 10 feel that way
about their DVD players, dig-
ital cable and CD players.
Some people freely admit
to being high-tech junkies.
'The Internet connection
is my lifeline," said Jennifer
Strother, a mother of two
young children who lives in
Smithfield,:Va. "It's the con-
nection to friends, e-mail -
especially for stay-at-home
moms. I'mr hungry for adult
conversation and any news
that isn't 'Dora the Explorer'
or 'Blue's Clues."'
One of her favorite gadg-
ets.is TiVo, which allows her
to record programming for
her husband and herself as
well as her children's
'favorites.


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By SAMUEL MAULL
Associated Press
NEW YORK - A former
boyfriend of a slain topless
dancer was declared the
prime suspect in the case, his
arrest delayed'only because
the transit strike Tuesday
prevented a grand jury from
being seated.
Assistant District Attorney
Martha Stolley made the
statements about Paul
Cortez, 24, during his
arraignment in a separate sex
assault case.
The prosecutor told the
judge that evidence put
Cortez at the scene of the
fatal stabbing Nov. 27 of
21-year-old Catherine Woods
in the apartment she shared
with her current boyfriend.
"There was a bloody


fingerprint found at the scene
that was linked to this defen-
dant," Stolley said. "But for
the transit strike, we would
.have arrested this defendant
today."
She said a full grand jury
could not be seated because
the bus and subway worker
walkout had kept some jurors
from getting to court.
The judge ordered Cortez
detained without bail.
In the unrelated case,
Cortez was arraigned on
three counts of first-degree
criminal sex acts. He alleged-
ly attacked a woman Jan. 1,at
her apartment after she,
Cortez and several others had
been drinking at bar.
He faces up to 25 years in
prison if convicted on the
three counts.


By DEEPTI HAJELA
Associated Press
NEW YORK - The last
time the city had a transit
strike, in 1980, afax machine
was considered cutting-edge.
Fastkforward 25 years, and it.
isA Vorld ofwireless -aptop-s.
Internet-enabl-d cell phone-,l
and telecommuting from
your living room.
And that, some say, is a big
reason the bus and subway
strike has not caused the
utter chaos that many people
had expected.
"We're open for business
as usual," said Selena
Morris, spokeswoman for
Merrill Lynch & Co. The
financial management com-
pany had some employees
working from' home, while
others could go to various
regional offices if getting
into Manhattan was too
difficult.
"It makes it a lot easier for


people to function when you
have a crisis like this, just to
log in from wherever you
are," she said. "It's inconven-
ient, obviously, but I think
we've been able to work
around it."
Commuters have also
Internet technology to find
rides or a couch to sleep on,
and to fire off e-mails from
home or the car.
Clearly, there are a lot of
jobs in New York City for
which working from home is
not an option, such as in
retail and the service indus-
try. But for segments like the
financial industry, technolo-
gy makes a big difference,
said Frank Lichtenberg, pro-
fessor of economics at
Columbia Business School.
The strike "does 'still
represent a significant dis-
ruption," he said, but "clear-
ly this information technolo-
gy has reduced the cost of
this kind of disruption and


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GAS TAX: Local option tax raised $9.9M


Continued From Page 1A
south part are done, but the
middle part is not. It will not
be completed before the end
of 2007. They have to build a
viaduct to railroad company
specifications."
The tax, the Second Local
Option Gas Tax that the
board of commissioners
enacted Jan. 1, 2001, generat-
ed $9.969.622 during the
five-year period it was active.
"It's five cents tax that was
placed on every gallon of gas
purchased in Columbia
County," Lewis said. "The
state excluded diesel fuel."
Government funds were
also a part of the funding for
the project.
"We've gotten three grants
that total $2,632,000 we are
going to receive from the fed-
eral government through the
state department of trans-
portation and an additional
$2,826,000," she said. 'That's
$5,458,000 we will have gotten
in grants for the project."
Lewis noted that a large
sum of the funds generated
for through the tax, was paid
by visitors to the area that
stopped and purchased gas


Bypass Project

Revenues collected as
part of the Bascom
Norris connector
project (by source.)
Gas Tax $ 9,969,622
Grants $ 5,458,000
Interest $ 603,135
Totals $ 16,030,757

locally.
"We as Columbia County
residents certainly didn't pay
this entire $9.9 million,
because :everybody that
bought gas in Columbia
County helped pay for it," she
said. 'That was the purpose of
the tax."'
The average amount gener-
-ated each year that was raised
through the tax was
$1,993,924.
The largest amount raised
during a year was the 2003 fis-
cal year, ending Sept. 30,
2003, when $2,080,781 was
generated. The lowest
amount generated during a


year was this year, with only
three months of taxes beings-
collected during the fiscal.
year, which is estimated to'
generate $720,456.
"We paid the last payment
on the loan we made fcr
$6,001,500 to get all this start-
ed and the loan is now paid
off," Lewis said. "We bcr-
rowed the money to have the
cash flow to start the project."
Lewis said county officials
originally estimated they
would raise $10.1 million
through from the Second
Local Option Gas Tax for the
project.
"Remember Sept. 11 iap-
pened and people weren't
traveling for those months,"
she said. 'There is a $22S,000
difference between whct we
actually thought we vould
collect and what ' we
collected."
Lewis said there wcn't be
any excess funds generated
by the tax.
'We are estimatingfor the
construction and ,the repay-
ment of the debt, iit will total
$16 million," she ,said


BASE: Will assist with regional fires
Continued From Page A


forest fire danger at different helicopter manager located in
times of year, the forest serv- the Osceola Forest will move
ice rotates the planes nation- his office to the Lake City
wide. In this region fire season Tanker Base and be joined by
is usually April, May and June. contract pilots for the lead and
But it can start earlier or last tanker planes.
later, said U.S. Forest Service 'The lead plane, is what
Fire Staff Officer James Hart, leads the air tanker in itself,"
of Tallahassee. Hart said. The lead plane
'"They bring in one (air makes a dry run to make sure
tanker plane) at first and as there are no hazards before
conditions get worse we'll the tanker comes in and "even
bring in another one," Hart if communications fail people
said. (ground firefighters) know it's
But right now Staten is the coming and they can pull
lone employee, taking care of back."
loose ends such as installing Once the base is fully oper-
computers and checking ating, Staten and the other
equipment to prepare the new employee have defined duties
buildings on the 14-acre base during the off-season.
at the Lake City Municipal "When the base doesn't
Airport for first. occupancy. need us, we'll be working on
The other full-time employee the Osceola National Forest,"
will mix the fire retardant. Staten said. "Mostly pre-
During fire season, the scribed burning and


firefighting in the forst."
The base has a bng-term
lease' with the City of Lake
City and the fire service
planes will land and lake-off at
the Lake City Municipal
Airport arid taxi to thl base.
"It's a, land lease between
the Department of Agriculture
Forest Services and the City of
Lake City and was signed in
May of 2002. It will run
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is, not required to bay aviation
fuel from the city "ve're hope-
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purchase aviation fuel from,
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By JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The
Senate neared passage of a
six-month extension of the
USA Patriot Act Wednesday
night, hoping to avoid the
expiration of law enforce-
ment powers deemed vital to
the war on terror.
It is unclear when the
House would act on the bill.
The agreement capped
several days of backroom
negotiation conducted
against the backdrop of
presidential attacks on crit-
ics of the legislation. The
Patriot Act provisions will
expire Dec. 31 if the House
and Senate do not act.
The extension gives crit-
ics - who successfully fili-
bustered a House-Senate
compromise that would


have made most of the law
permanent - more time to
seek civil liberty safeguards
in the law. Democrats and
their allies had originally
asked for a three-month
extension, and the Senate's
Republican majority had
offered a one-year exten-
sion. The final deal split the
difference.
"For a lot of reasons, it
made the most sense, given
that there are significant dif-
ferences that remain," said
GOP Sen. John Sununu of
New Hampshire, one of a
small group of Republicans
who joined with Senate
Democrats to filibuster a
House-Senate compromise.
"I think this is a reason-
able conclusion," said Sen.
Patrick Leahy of Vermont,
the ranking Democrat on the


Senate Judiciary Committee.
The bill's critics gained
momentum Wednesday
when they released a letter
crafted by Sununu and Sen.
Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,
showing they had 52 sena-
tors agreeing to support a
three-month extension.
'This is the right thing to
do for the country," Schumer
said after the deal had been
announced. '"To let the
Patriot Act lapse would have
been a dereliction of duty."
President Bush, Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales
and Republican congression-
al leaders have lobbied
fiercely to get the House-
Senate compromise passed,
and issued dire warnings of
what would happen if the
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BASKETS: A welcome holiday sight


Continued From Page 1A
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The center provided
365 baskets this year to fam-
ilies, compared to 250 last
year.
To obtain a basket, a fam-
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and be screened by the cen-
ter. McManus said the eld-
erly, disabled and single-
parent families are normally


given priority.
After being screened, a
ticket is given to be
redeemed at a time and date
the center chooses.
"We have people that
walk, ride bicycles, or come
in wheelchairs," McManus
said. "We've even seen up to
four families in one car,
each picking up their


basket."
McManus said families
are sometimes overwhelmed
by the center's contributions
to the community.
"We've had a lot of tears
(Wednesday) morning,"
McManus said. "People
have told us it would be
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Sunni Arab parties,

secular Shiite

group join forces in

election complaints


By PATRICK QUINN
Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sunni
Arab and secular political
groups joined forces
Wednesday to decide
whether to call for a repeat of
parliamentary elections that
gave the Shiite religious bloc
a larger than expected lead.
The main Sunni coalition
has said the elections were
tainted by fraud, including
voting centers failing to open,
shortages in election materi-
als, reports of multiple voting
and forgery.
The election commission,
known as the IECI, has said it
received 1,250 complaints
about violations during the
Dec. 15 elections, 25 of which
it described as serious. But
the commission says it does
not expect the complaints will
change the overall result, to


be announced in January.
U.S. State Department
spokesman Sean
McCormack said "there have
been a number of complaints
lodged with IECI, and their
track record on following up
on these things have been
pretty good."
The election commission's
initial assessment "was there
no complaints or incidents
that they found that would fall
into the most severe category
that would throw into ques-
tion the results of the elec-
tion," McCormack said. 'The
IECI is going to work through
these complaints and we'll
see what they come up with."
The agreement to join
forces over registering com-
plaints was reached at a meet-
ing in the offices of a secular
bloc headed by former Shiite
Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a
U.S. favorite.


Rumsfeld: U.S. will

not weaken after

troop withdrawal
By ROBERT BURNS
AP Military Writer ."We certainly remain com


KABUL, Afghanistan -
Reducing the number of U.S.
troops in Afghanistan will not
weaken the campaign against
Taliban fighters and al-Qaida
terrorists who still threaten
this- war-torn country,
Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld said Wednesday.
"Our level of activity is sub-
stantial and continuous,"
Rumsfeld told a news confer-
ence outside the heavily
guarded Presidential Palace
.iter m. linu '.a it Presideit
Hamid Karzai.


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tionship, the strategic part-
nership between our two
countries," Rumsfeld said.
A day earlier, he
announced 'that the size of
the U.S. force in Afghanistan
will shrink from about
19,000 currently to about
16,000 by next summer.
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focused on rooting out the
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reviving dialogue on nuclear program


By GEORGE JAHN
Associated Press
VIENNA, Austria - Iranian
and European negotiators ten-
tatively agreed Wednesday to
meet next month, signaling a
possible new start to negotia-
tions to restrain the Tehran
regime's nuclear program and
reduce fears it is trying to
make atomic
bombs
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made on the - Stanislas
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Iran's insistence
on its right to
enrich uranium,
which is a process that has
peaceful uses but also can pro-
duce the missile core of
nuclear warheads.
Iran insists its program has
the sole aim of making fuel for
atomic reactors that would
generate electricity and denies
U.S. charges that it is trying to
develop nuclear weapons.
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`'We repeated our positions
and the Iranians repeated
theirs," said Stanislas de
Laboulaye, the senior negotia-
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France, repre-
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after four months of growing
nuclear tensions exacerbated
by anti-israel comments from
Iran's president, EU criticism
of Tehfan's human rights
record nid Western allega-
tions of Iranian support for
terrorists.
European negotiators said
both sides would consult with


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Reza Vaidi of Iran's delegation to the IAEA (left) speaks to
journalists as Iran's permanent representative to the U.N. in
Vienna, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondzadeh (right) looks on, after
talks between Iran and European diplomats accredited to the
International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday.


their governments on the
details of resuming the
dialogue. The Europeans
broke off previous talks in
August after Iran ended a
freeze on uranium conversion,
a precursor to enrichment.


"Both sides set out their
positions in an open and frank
manner ... (and) agreed to con-
sult with their respective lead-
erships with a view of holding
another round of talks in
January," Laboulaye said.


Loser drops challenge of Liberian election results


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Associated Press
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postwar presidential elections
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in the interest of national
reconciliation.
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f you're struggling to
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fan in your life, here
are a few suggestions
that can help. First,
clothing, books and DVDs
always are good buys, but
stay away from athletes
singing or rapping on CDs.
S That said, here are some of
the better sports items for
this season:
E Now I can Die in
Peace. The renowned
Sports Guy, Bill Simmons,
who has developed a cult
following on ESPN.com's
Page 2, weighs in with this
book of columns about his
beloved Boston Red Sox.
Follow along as Simmons
charts the team's course
from the agony of Grady
Little's decision not to pull
Pedro Martinez in Game 7
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championship in 86 years
the next season. A must
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his current ones from
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* Sports Illustrated Pro
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game. Paul Zimmerman's
listing of the Teams of the
Decade is the highlight,
with his breakdowns of the
best players at each
position for each decade.
See how the league has
changed, and note some of
the odd facts from each
10-year period in the
game's history.
* Super Bowl Highlights
I-XXXII DVDs. Broken
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has come, from playing in a
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to the spectacle the sport's
biggest game has become
now. The highlights of each
game are extended
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shows each year, and there
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Also, you can't beat hearing
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members make this a good
read. Definitely a book for
older readers though, as it
contains some graphic
accounts of Namath's
exploits off the field.
* Mario Sarmento covers


sports for the Lake City
Reporter.


Red Sox look to life after Damon


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Johnny Damon waves to the crowd prior to the start
of the game against the New York Yankees on April
11 in Boston.


Center fielder agrees
to 4-year, $52 million
deal withYankees.
By JIMMY GOLEN
Associated Press
BOSTON -I Even before
Johnny Damon spurned the Red
Sox for the New York Yankees,
Boston began looking for his
potential replacement.
"We've inquired with teams
about other, center fielders. We
would be irresponsible not to," co-
general manager Jed Hoyer said
Wednesday, a day after Damon
agreed to a four-year, $52 million
deal with the Yankees. "We're con-
fident that we can work it out and
we're going to have a good center
fielder."
They'll have to hurry. Despite a
busy offseason that left them with
two third basemen, two second
basemen and two general


managers, the Red Sox still need a
shortstop and a first baseman as
well.
"A lot can happen in 31/2 months,"
said Ben Cherington, the club's
other general manager. "We've got
a lot of holes to fill, and there's a
lot of ways to fill it."
Their options could be limited.
The Red Sox reportedly talked to
Cleveland about acquiring Coco
Crisp, but only if the Indians had
signed Nomar Garciaparra, who
wound up with the Dodgers
instead. Boston was also thought
to be interested in trading for
Seattle's Jeremy Reed, possibly for
pitcher Matt Clement.
"They'll get something done.
SGood teams always do," said reliev-
er Rudy Seanez, who signed with
Boston at about the same time
Damon was leaving. "I don't think
the Red Sox will be any different."
The leader of the self-pro-
claimed band of "idiots" that
ended Boston's 86-year World


Series drought in 2004, Damon
defected late Tuesday to take
more money from its archrival.
The Red Sox offered Damon four
years at $40 million on Dec. 6 and
recently. told his agent, Scott
Boras, that they'd like an answer
by Christmas Eve.
But instead of making a coun-
teroffer, Boras jumped on a deal
the Yankees had left on the table,
and the surprised Red Sox found
out from reporters. When team
president Larry Lucchino checked
his e-mail Wednesday morning, his
suspicions were confirmed:
Boston fans were not taking it well.
"One person expressed concern
that his young daughter wanted to
get a Yankees shirt with Johnny's
name on it," Lucchino said at a
Fenway Park news conference.
"And he didn't know what sort of
crisis that would cause in
the family."


I DAMON continued on 2B


Colts rule




Pro Bowl


Chicago, Atlanta,
San Diego each
have six selections.
By DAVE GOLDBERG
Associated Press
There will be only one
brother act in the Pro Bowl
this season: the Barbers.
The Mannings? Only
Peyton made it, hardly a
surprise because brother Eli
has had a very up-and-down
second season with the New
York Giants.
So Eli, one of the leaders in
the fan vote, ended up as a
third alternate in the NFC
when the players and coaches
added their say.
Peyton Manning was one of
an NFL-high seven
Indianapolis Colts who made
the group of 42 players from
each conference announced
Wednesday; the seven Pro
Bowlers befit the Colts' 13-1
record. San Diego, which


handed Indianapolis its first
loss last Sunday, had six,
including linebacker Shawne
Merriman, one of two rookies
to make it.
Houston kick returned
Jerome Mathis was the other
first-year man.
Chicago and Atlanta led the
NFC with six selections each,
while the Giants and Seattle
had five apiece in the selec-
tions for the Feb. 12 game in
Honolulu. The Bears' contin-
gent was the largest they have
sent to Hawaii in 15 years, and
New York defensive ends
Michael Strahan and Osi
Umenyiora were the first pair
from the same team at that
position since Miami's Jason
Taylor and Trace Armstrong
in 2001.
Another noteworthy selec-
tion: Minnesota's Koren
Robinson, chosen as the
NFC's kick returned.
Robinson, the ninth overall
NFL continued on 2B


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, setting up to throw a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars
on Dec. 11, was one of seven, Colts named to the Pro Bowl.


Puerta banned for eight years


Argentine tested positive for
second time after reaching
finals of French Open in June.
By CHRIS LEHOURITES
Associated Press

LONDON - Mariano Puerta was a long
shot when he reached the French Open final in
June. Now, the Argentine is facing the longest
doping ban in tennis history.
The 27-year-old Puerta was banned for eight
years Wednesday for his second doping
offense, effectively ending his career. He is the
first tennis player to receive a ban of more than
two years.
"I find it extraordinary that it could ever be
thought satisfactory that a person's livelihood
can be terminated in circumstances such as
these;" Puerta said in a statement.
Puerta tested positive for the cardiac
stimulant etilefrine after losing to Rafael Nadal
in the French Open final on June 5.
The three-man International Tennis
Federation tribunal said the drug apparently
came from effortil, a medication Puerta's wife
takes for hypertension.
"We accept on the balance of probabilities
"that the player's contamination with effortil
was inadvertent," said the ITF tribunal, which
met Dec. 6-7. "The amount of etilefrine in his
body was too small to have any effect on his
performance."
The ITF said Puerta will be disqualified from
the French Open and his results nullified, but
he will keep his place in the record books as a
finalist.


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mariano Puerta of Argentina answers reporters
questions at the Japan Open in Tokyo on Oct. 6,
a day after denying allegations of doping.
Puerta was banned for nine months in 2003
for using clenbuterol, an asthma medication
with some steroid-like properties, and faced a
possible lifetime ban for a second infraction.
But an ITF tribunal said he was given a lighter
penalty because the positive result in Paris was
inadvertent.
Puerta did not dispute the drug was in his
body, and the ITF accepted his plea of "no
significant fault or negligence."
The eight-year ban is retroactive to June 5.
Puerta has three weeks to appeal, but said he
would not make a decision before the end of
the year.


Southern Miss kicks off

bowl season with victory


New Orleans Bowl
had to be moved
to Lafayette, La.
Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. -
Southern Mississippi's win in
the New Orleans Bowl was a
lot like-the rest of the Golden
Eagles' season - a struggle.
Shawn Nelson caught two
second-half touchdowns, and
Cody Hull added 161 yards
rushing to lead Southern
Mississippi over Arkansas
State 31-19 Tuesday night in
the first of the season's
28 bowl games.
Southern Miss endured
plenty of turmoil long before
arriving in Lafayette, where
the New Orleans Bowl was
moved because of Hurricane
Katrina.
The Golden Eagles had
two games postponed in
September because of hurri-
canes Katrina and Rita, had
to relocate temporarily to
Memphis and played nine
games in nine weeks to end
the regular season.
Against Arkansas State,
the Golden Eagles fumbled
on their first two drives, but


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Southern Mississippi's Cole
Mason breaks to the end zone
against Arkansas State in the
New Orleans Bowl on Tuesday.

they finally took control in
the second half.
Arkansas State (6-6) was in
its first bowl since moving
back up from Division I-AA.


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Navy, at San Diego
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
6 p.m.
ESPN2 -Tennessee at Oklahoma St.
8 p.m.
ESPN2 -WestVirginia at Oklahoma
10:30 p.m.
FSN - Utah vs.Washington St., at Seattle
NBA BASKETBALL
8 p.m.
TNT - Cleveland at Chicago
10:30 p.m.
TNT - Dallas at Sacramento

FOOTBALL

NFL standings

AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T, Pct PF PA


d-New England


N-Yjets


x-lanaspollts
Jacsonville
Tennessee
Hoauston


x-Clndnnati
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland


y-Denver
San Diego
Kansas City
Oakland


9 S 5
7 7 <
4 10 I
3 l I
South
W L T
13 I I
10 4 I
4 10 I
2 12 I
North
W L I
1I 3
9 5
5 9
5 9
West
W L
II 3
9 5
8 6
4 10


.643 322
,500 266
.286 208
214 189


Pct PF PA
.929 409 206
.714 283 236
:286 276 357
.143 223 373

Pct PF PA
.786 391 276
.643 313 237
.357 219 256
.357 212 244

Pct PF PA
.786 350 248
.643 404 269
.571 346 315
.286 266 331


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


N.Y. Giants
Washington
Dallas
Philadelphia


Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
New Orleans


Chicago
Minnesota
etroitn
Green Bay


East
W L T
10 4 0
8 6 0
8 6 0
6 8 0
South
W L T
10 4 0
9 5 0
8 6 0
3 11 0
North
W L T
10 4 0
,8 6 0
' 4:10* '0
3 11 0
West


Pct PF
.714 372
.571 293
.571 291
.429 269

Pct PF
.714 327
.643 246
.571 316
.214 210

Pct PF
.714 226
.571 249
.286 220
.214 258


W L T Pct PF PA
x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 407 235
St Louis 5 9 0 .357 323 395
Arizona 4 10 0 .286 271 349
San Francisco 2 12 0 .143 195 391
x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
Saturday's Games
Tennessee at Miami, I p.m.
Detroit vs. New Orleans at San Antonio,
I p.m.
N.Y. Giants atWashington, 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's Games
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Monday's Game
New England at N.Y. Jets, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31
Denver at San Diego,4:30 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Oakland, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. I
Buffalo at N.Y.Jets, I p.m.
Carolina atAtlanta, I p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, I p.m.
Arizona at Indianapolis, I p.m.
Seattle at Green Bay, I p.m.
Miami at New England, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City, I p.m.
Baltimore at Cleveland, I' p.m.
New Orleans atTampa Bay, I p.m.
Houston at Sah Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m..
Chicago at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 4 15 p.m.
St Louis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

College bowl games

Tuesday
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss 31,Arkansas State 19
Wednesday
GMAC Bowl
UTEP vs.Toledp (n)
Today
LasVegas Bowl
BYU (6-5) vs. California~(7-4), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Colorado State (6-5) vs. Navy (7-4),
10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Friday
FortWorth (Texas) Bowl
Houston (6-5) vs. Kansas (6-5), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Saturday
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
UCF (8-4) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Monday
Motor City Bowl
At Detroit
Akron (7-5) vs. Memphis '(6-5), 4 p.m.
(ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando
Clemson (7-4) vs. Colorado (7-5), 5 p.m.
(ESPN)
Insight Bowl
At Phoenix
Arizona State (6-5) vs. Rutgers (7-4),


8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Dec. 28
MPC Computers Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Boise State (9-3) vs. Boston College (8-3),
4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Michigan (7-4) vs. Nebraska (7-4), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Thursday, Dec. 29
Emerald Bowl
At San Francisco
Utah (6-5) vs. GeorgiaTech (7-4),4:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Oregon (10-1) vs. Oklahoma (7-4), 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Friday, Dec. 30
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
Virginia (6-5) vs. Minnesota (7-4),' Noon
(ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso,Texas
Northwestern (7-4) vs. UCLA (9-2), 2 p.m.
(CBS)
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Missouri (6-5) vs. South Carolina (7-4),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Peach Bowl
At Atlanta
Miami (9-2) vs. LSU (10-2), 7:30 p.m.
(ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 31
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
South Florida (6-5) vs. North Carolina
State (6-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis.Tenn.
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Tulsa (8-4), I p.m.
(ESPN)
Houston Bowl
TCU (10-1) vs. Iowa State (7-4), 2:30 p.m.
(ESPN2)
Monday, Jan. 2
Cotton Bowl
At Dallas
Alabama (9-2) vs.TexasTech (9-2), II a.m.
(FOX)
Outback Bowl
AtTampa
Iowa (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3), I 1-a.m. (ESPN)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Louisville (9-2),
12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Auburn (9-2), I p.m.
(ABC)
Fiesta Bowl
AtTempe.Ariz.
Ohio State (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (9-2),
5 p.m. (ABC)
Sugar Bowl
At Atlanta
Georgia (10-2) vs. West Virginia (10-1),
8:30 p.m. (ABC)
Tuesday, Jan. 3
. ,.range Bowl
At Miami
Penn State (10-1) vs. Florida State (8-4),
8 p.m. (ABC)
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Texas (12-0) vs. Southern Cal (12-0),
8 p.m. (ABC)

Saturday, Jan. 14
Las Vegas All-American Classic
9:30 p.m. (CSTV)
Saturday, Jan. 21
East-West Shrine Classic
At San Antonio
4 p.m. (ESPN2)
Hula Bowl
At Honolulu
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Saturday, Jan. 28
Senior Bowl
At Mobile,Ala.
4 p.m. (ESPN)

BASKETBALL

NBA standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 14 12 .538 -
New Jersey 12 12 .500 I


Bostor
NewY
Toroni


Miami
Orlani
Washi
Charli
Atlant


Detro
Indian;
Clevel
Milwau
Chicag


S10 14 .417
'ork 6 17 .261
to !5 20 .200
Southeast Division
W L Pct
15 II .577
do 9 13 .409
ngton 9 14 .391
otte 8 18 .308
a 6 18 .250
Central Division
W L Pct
it 20 3 .870
a 15 8 .652
and 14 9 .609
ukee 14 9 .609
go 12 12 .500
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division


San Antoni
Dallas
Memphis
New Orlei
Houston


Minnesota
Denver
Seattle
Utah
Portland


Phoenix
L.A. Clippe
L.A. Lakers
Golden St
Sacrament


W L Pct
o 19 6 .760
18 7 .720,
14 9 .609
ans II 13 .458
10 13 .435
Northwest Division
W L Pet
12 10 .545
12 13 .480
II 13 .458
11 14 .440
7 17 .292


ers

ate
o


Pacific Division
W L
IS 9
15 10
14 II .
14 12 .
10 15 .


Tuesday's Games
Cleveland I 10, Utah 85
New Jersey 99, L.A. Clippers 85
Miami I I I,Atlanta 92
Detroit 93, Portland 89
Charlotte 105, Chicago 92
Milwaukee 109, San Antonio 107, OT
Phoenix 'I I, Seattle 83
L.A. Lakers 112, Dallas' 90
Wednesday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Indiana 97, LA. Clippers 75
Philadelphia I II, Golden State 100
New Jersey at Orlando (n)


Utah at Boston (n)
San Antonio at NewYork (n)
Portland at Memphis (n)
New Orleans at Minnesota (n)
Toronto at Houston (n)
Washington at Denver (n)
Today's Games
Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.
Friday's Games
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Utah at NewYork, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Houston at penver, 9 p.m.
Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.

College scores

Tuesday
EAST
Cornell 74,Army 39
Drexel 56, Ball St. 51
Duquesne 90,The Citadel 61
Harvard 68, Colgate 59
La Salle 70, Fla. International 61, OT
Md.-Eastern Shore 59, Brown 57
Penn St. 75, New Hampshire 51
Providence 92, Northeastern 70
Yale 73, Navy 70
SOUTH
Florida St. 75, Stetson 57
Marshall 82, Charleston Southern 53
Memphis 76, LouisianaTech 58
Richmond 61, Old Dominion 58, OT
South Alabama 83, Louisiana-Monroe 64
Va. Commonwealth 67, Georgia St. 54
Vanderbilt 78, New Orleans 72
MIDWEST
Cleveland St. 70, Utah Valley St. 69, OT
Iowa 65, Drake 60
Manhattan 73, S. Dakota St. 70, OT
N. Illinois 75, Kansas St. 70
Purdue 79, IPFW 69
Wichita St. 55, Miami (Ohio) 46
SOUTHWEST
Ark.-Little Rock 78,Appalachian St. 63
Colorado 77,TCU 59
S.FAustin 71,Texas-Pan'American 52
UTEP 72, Pacific 66, OT
FARWEST
New Mexico 87,Alcorn St. 75
New Mexico St. 74,Texas-San Antonio 72
Oregon 91, Howard 55
Sacramento St. 80, Cal Poly 59
San Diego 90, Loyola of Chicago 57
San Diego St. 58, UMBC 45
UC Santa Barbara 67, Sonoma St. 66
UNLV 83, Houston 73
Utah St. 65, Oral Roberts 64
Weber St. 85, S. Utah 72
TOURNAMENTS
Billy Minardi Classic
First Round
Coll. of Charleston 90, Florida Atlantic 73
." Lodls'Vll 74/MrddleTehniessee 68'
SOutrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic
. 1 First;Roundc
Colorado St. 87,W. Michigan 69
Hawaii 66, Loyola Marymount 63
San Juan Shootout
Consolation Bracket
Chattanooga 93, Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 67
Mount St. Mary's, Md. 63, Liberty 59
Second Round
Akron 83, Mississippi St. 72
Clemson 71, Holy Cross 48

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 3 Villanova vs. La Salle, 7:30'p.m.
No. 5 Florida at Miami,7 p.m.
No. 7 Oklahoma vs. West Virginia at The
Ford Center, Oklahoma City,'8:30 p.m.
No. 8 Gonzaga at Saint Louis, 8:30 p.m.
No. 14 Boston College vs. Harvard at
Boston College, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Texas vs.Texas State, 8 p.m.
No.21 N.C. State atAlabama, 9 p.m.
No. 22 Wake Forest at Richmond, 7 p.m.
No. 23 Tennessee vs. Oklahoma St. at The
Ford Center, Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.
No. 25 Iowa vs. Robert Morris, 8 p.m.
Friday's Games
No. 2 Connecticut vs. Morehead State,
2 p.m.
No. 9 Washington vs. Lehigh, 10 p.m.
No. 12 UCLA vs. Sacramento State,
10:30 p.m.
No. 16 Maryland vs. American University,
8 p.m.
No. 18 Indiana vs. Butler at Conseco
Fieldhouse, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Kentucky vs. lona at Freedom Hall,
Louisville, Ky., 7 p.m.
No. 24 Ohio State vs. Tennessee State,
8 p.m.

HOCKEY

NHL games

Tuesday's Games
Carolina 6,Tampa Bay 4
New jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers I
Montreal 4, Ottawa 3, SO
Detroit 4, Columbus 3, SO
Nashville 3, Colorado 2
St. Louis 5, Phoenix 4
San Jose 4,Anaheim 2 ;
Wednesday's Games
Dallas 5, Columbus 3
. 1 New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders (n)
.,I ashville at Chicago (n)
Los Angeles at Calgary (n)
Edmonton atVancouver (n)
St. Louis at Anaheim (n)
Today's Games
Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 7.p.m. ',
Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Friday's Games
Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m.


Boston atToronto, 7 p.m.
Montreal atWashington, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Calgary atVancouver, 10 p.m.
St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


GOLF REPORTS


Jarrell team wins Saturday Blitz


Mike Jarrell, Don Andrews,
Bruce Gibson, Charles
Timmons and Eli Witt com-
bined for a two best ball score
of 142 to win the Saturday
Blitz.
Sharing second place, two
shots back, were the team of
Steve Smithy, Bob Randall,
Jonathan Allen, Mike
Oosterhoudt and Ray Hill and
the team of Trey Jackson,
Bruce Ford, Steve Osborne,
Dave Mehl and Donald
Howard.


SOUTHERN OAKS
Harold Hoover
www.southerooksgc.com

Smithy took top honors in
the skins game with three.
Randall won two skins, with
one each going to Ford,
Howard, Jarrell and Witt.
Dottie Rogers and Gloria
Rowley tied for first in the
Ladies Golf Association's Play
Day on Dec. 13. In a "match'
play vs. par" format, Rogers
and Rowley completed their


rounds two holes ahead of
par.
Carol Felton took third
place with her one-up victory.
Judy McGrath and Katrina
Counts tied for fourth at even
with par.
Inclement weather can-
celed out the Sunday Blitz
and Sunday Scramble and the
club will be closed Sunday on
Christmas Day.
Upcoming events:
* Jan. 19, Gator Senior
Tournament.


Mowrey tops in MGA Championship


The MGA Championship
was Saturday and Sunday and
26 players that braved the bad
weather to compete.
Jeff Mowrey won top
honors in the A division with
+6. Travis Ryals came in sec-
ond with -1. Donald Roberts
came in third with -4.
Mal Henson won a three-
hole payoff over Bill Ryan for
the top honors in the B divi-
sion. Both were at +3. Rocky
Ryals came in third with +2.
Keith Denmark came in
fourth with +2.
Jerry Snowberger won top
honors in the Senior A divi-
sion with +3. A.J. Lavin came
in second with +1. Claude
Ste-Marie came in third with
+1. Joe Herring came in
fourth with +0.
Al Cohoon won a one-hole
playoff over Bill Bryant for
the top honors in the Senior B
division. Both were at +3. Ken
Kellam came third with -2.
In regular weekly play,


DAMON:

Continued From Page 1B

Although the Red Sox fig-
ured New York was involved,
they couldn't figure out what
they were competing against.
"There were a lot of
rumors as to what was out
there and what wasn't,"
Hoyer said. "There was a lot
of information throughout
the process that turned out to
be untrue."
Damon's arrival in New
York fills the Yankees' hole in
center field and opens up two
more in Boston's lineup: in
the outfield and leading off.
The Red Sox might have to
find two players to replace
Damon's dual roles.
Damon, 32, led Boston
with a .316 batting average
and 197 hits last season. His
117 runs were second only to
MVP runner-up David Ortiz,
and his 75 RBIs ranked third
on the team. In '04, Damon
hit .304 with 20 homers and
94 RBIs, then went 3-for-6
with two homers against the
Yankees in Game 7 of the AL
championship series.


QUAIL HEIGHTS
Carl Ste-Marie
www.quailheights.com

there were 33 players in the
Men's Day Blitz on Dec. 14.
Travis Ryals and Carl
Ste-Marie tied for top honors
in the A division with +5.
Mike McCranie came in third
with +4. Claude Ste-Marie
came in fourth with +3.
Jerry Snowberger won top
honors in the B division with
+7. Curtis Davis and Keith
Denmark tied for second with
+6. Joe Herring came in
fourth with -1.
Jack Tuggle and Hugh
Sherrill tied for top honors in
the C division with +7. Duane
Rogers came in third with +3.
Rocky Ford came in fourth
with +2.
The Pot Hole was Creeks
No. 4. Robert Dortch and Carl
Ste-Marie had the only
birdies, but Dortch was not in
the pot and Carl Ste-Marie


won the $56. A new pot starts
today.
The Top-of-the-Hill Blitz on
Dec. 12 drew 13 players.
Jerry Snowberger won top
honors in the A division with
+10. Bobby Williams came in
second with +4. Jack Tuggle
came in third with +2.
Congratulations to Glenn
Smithy for his hole-in-one on
Dunes No. 5.
SWe at Quail Heights would
like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas.
For more information on
events and tournaments,
please check out our Web site
at www.quailheights.com.
Upcoming events:
* Jan. 14, MGA Pot-of-
Silver;
* Jan. 20, Awards Banquet;
* Jan. 21, CHS Tigerettes
Tournament;
* Jan. 28, Branford Rotary
Club;
* Feb. 5, Super Bowl Best
Ball.


COURTESY PHOTO


Outstanding wrestler

Lake City Middle School wrestler Brach Bessant won the
Outstanding Heavyweight award at the River Springs wrestling
tournament on Saturday. Brach won first place in the 189-pound
weight class.


NFL: Barbers only brothers selected


Continued From Page 1B

pick in the 2001 draft by
Seattle, has had a series of off-
field problems that included a
guilty plea to drunk driving
and a suspension last season.
He was cut by the Seahawks
before the season.
"It's a funny feeling right
now," Robinson said. "Looking
back on everything I've been
through, being in an alcohol
treatment facility, I thought I
burned all my bridges as far as
all the organizations in the
NFL were concerned."
The Colts' seven players
include Manning, running
back Edgerrin James, wide
receiver Marvin Harrison,
center Jeff Saturday, defensive
end Dwight Freeney,
linebacker Cato June and
safety Bob Sanders.
An eighth, offensive tackle
Tarik Glenn, was originally
told he made the team. Then
the NFL said there was a com-
puter error and he was fourth
in the voting behind Willie
Anderson, William Roaf and
Baltimore's Jonathan Ogden.
"I'm happy with the guys


who made it," coach Tony
Dungy said. "And I'm a league
guy, but this is a bad, bad
situation ... the less I say the
better. You'll have, to ask the
league."
The selections generally
reflect the standings although
players on losing teams are
every bit as happy.
"It's always been a dream of
mine since I was a little kid,"
said wide receiver Larry
Fitzgerald of Arizona, the third
overall pick in the 2004 draft.
"It hasn't been that long since
by dad took me over there and
I was taking pictures with the
guys that were over there, so
it's truly an honor."
Last year, for example,
Philadelphia was 13-1 at the
time of the voting by fans,
players and coaches, and hac
nine representatives, the most
from a single team since 1998.
This year, the Eagles are 6-8
and had one player selected,
middle linebacker Jeremiah
Trotter.
Four teams had no players
chosen - Cleveland and


Tennessee in the AFC, San
Francisco and Green Bay in
the NFC. Of those four, the
Browns have the best record:
5-9.
This will be the second
straight year in Hawaii for the
Barber twins, Tiki, the Giants'
running back and Ronde, the
Tampa Bay cornerback.
"It was special. It was nerve-
racking, too many people. It
was fun," Ronde said of last
season's trip. "It will be
another fun trip, I'm sure."
The starting lineups will be
announced Jan. 7.
Manning joined Tom Brady
of New England and
Cincinnati's Carson Palmer.
The NFC QBs are Jake
Delhomme of Carolina, Matt
Hasselbeck of Seattle and
Michael Vick of Atlanta.
Kansas City, as usual, has
three offensive linemen on the
AFC team. Those tend to be
hereditary positions and
Chiefs guard Will Shields and
tackle Roaf will be
making their 11th Pro Bowl
appearances.







LAKE CITY REPORTER OUTDOORS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005


Brave the cold for Suwannee bass


TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Karen Parker, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson for the North Central
Region, shows the difference between a Suwannee Bass (in hand) and a largemouth bass.'Suwannee
Bass are only found in this region of the country.


By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com

Local anglers who are brave
enough to chase their quarry
during the winter months can
be rewarded by fishing for
Suwannee Bass.
Unlike largemouth bass
that often become lethargic
when water temperatures
drop below the 50-degree
mark, Suwannee Bass, who
also like the river current,
continue to be aggressive
feeders and there is an abun-
dance of them in this region.
'The Suwannee Bass is a
bass that has a very specific
home range," said Karen
Parker, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission spokesperson
for the North Central Region.
"It's only found in North
Central Florida and it's the
most colorful of the black
basses occurring in Florida."
Black bass are the largest
member of the sun fish family,
which includes other popular
sports fish like the blue gill,
red-ear bream and crappie.
'There's no other common
name for this bass, it's just a
Suwannee Bass," Parker said.
"It's sometimes incorrectly
identified as a smallmouth
bass, red-eye bass or spotted
bass."
The state record fish, which
is also the world record, was


caught March 2, 1985, by
Ronnie Everett out of the
Suwannee River in Gilchrist
County and weighed
3.89 pounds.
"However, even though they
may not get huge, they're real
stocky and fighters," Parker
said. 'They're probably the
prettiest bass because when
they are in their breeding peri-
od they get purple cheeks. It's
just a very pretty bass."
The Suwannee bass' home
range was originally restricted
to the Suwannee and
Ochlockonee river systems of
Florida and Georgia.
First discovered by a
University of Florida biologist
in 1941 at the Ichetucknee
River in Columbia County, the
Suwannee Bass can now be
found in several other North
Florida waterways. Since the
original discovery, it's been
located in the Santa Fe River,
the Withlacoochee River in
Madison County and the main
body of the Suwannee River to
its mouth.
"However, because people
have caught and released
them, they are now in the
Santa Fe and other tributaries
of the Suwannee River, the St.
Marks River and the Aucilla-
Wacissa systems where they
were introduced," Parker
said.
"If you want to catch them,
the Santa Fe River is where to


go - it's full of them."
Essentially recognized as a
stream bass, Parker said the
species is unique in tolerating
the high acid and low fertility
habitat of the Suwannee River.
"Suwannee bass found in
the Santa Fe River prefer cur-
rent, where water moves
around cypress trees or in
mid-river at low water levels,"
she said. "We've had people
come from all over in order to
catch them."
In the Suwannee River,
Suwannee Bass must be at
least 12-inches long to be con-
sidered as keepers. Shorter
fish must be released
immediately.
Parker said FWC officials,
who perform shock surveys
for studies including fish size
and age, have not been able to
find a fish large enough to
break the current record.
"Suwannee Bass are gener-
ally smaller than largemouth
bass," she said. "A two-pound
fish is considered large."
Though Suwannee Bass are
numerous in the area, they
have also been labeled as a
"species'of special concern"
because of their limi'd range
and intolerance to poor water
quality.
"If we harm the water quali-
ty in the Suwannee, we threat-
en the species," Parker said.
"Keeping the water the way it
is, is pretty important."


OUTTA' THE WOODS


End the year with hunting traditions


By TONY YOUNG
Special to the Reporter

There finally is a chill in the
air and a certain festiveness as
most of us try to take time off
from work to enjoy spending
quality time with family and
friends and reflecting on the
:passing year.
Children are out of school
on winter break and, with the
holiday season is upon us, so
are several traditional hunting
opportunities.
The second phase of duck
and coot season runs through
Jan. 29.
The second phase of can-
vasback season lasts until
Dec. 30.
In addition to the usual
hunting license and permit
requirements, duck hunters
also must have a
Florida waterfowl permit
($3) and a federal duck stamp
($15).
The daily bag limit on
ducks is six, but you need to
know your ducks before you
pull the trigger, because there
are different daily limits for
each species.
For instance, within that
six-bird limit there can only be
one black duck, one mottled
duck, one fulvous whistling-
duck, one pintail and one
canvasback (but only during



Hunting

program

available

From staff reports

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission is starting the
Youth Hunting Program of
Florida.
The program is designed to
bring young people who are
interested in learning about
hunting together with
volunteer hunters that lead the
youth hunts and volunteer
landowners who provide the
land for young people to hunt
for a weekend.
In order to make this pro-
gram a success, the FWC
needs volunteers to be trained
to conduct the hunts and
landowners to allow youth to
hunt on their property.
To register for a workshop,
call (850) 413-0084.


canvasback season). Only two
of your six-bird limit can be
redheads, wood ducks or
scaup; and you may have only
four scoters or mallards (of
which only two can be female)
in your bag.
All other species of ducks
may be taken up to the sixbird
limit, except harlequin ducks.
Taking or attempting to take
harlequins is illegal. The daily
limit on coots is 15, and there
is a five-bird limit on mer-
gansers, only one of which
may be hooded.
When hunting waterfowl,
hunters may only use non-
toxic shotgun shells. In fact,
it's illegal for waterfowl
hunters to possess lead shot.
Only steel, tin or tungsten-
alloy are permissible.
For something different,
try woodcock hunting.
Woodcock season runs
through Jan. 15. Woodcocks
are excellent game birds,
because they hold well for
pointing bird dogs and pro-
vide a challenging shot when
flushed. The daily bag limit is
three.
SThe third phase of mourn-
ing and white-winged dove
season runs through Jan. 8.
There is a 12-bird daily bag
limit on doves, which includes
no more than four white-
winged doves.


Shooting hours for all
migratory birds are one-half
hour before sunrise to sunset.
You must get a no-cost
migratory bird permit before
you hunt any of these birds.
All you have to do to get the
permit is answer a couple of
questions when y6u purchase
your hunting license.
The only firear you are.
allowed to hunt these migrato-
ry game birds with is a shot-
gun, no larger than 10-gauge.
Shotguns must be plugged
to a three-shell capacity (mag-
azine and chamber com-
bined). Bows also are legal.
Retrievers and bird dogs
can be useful in hunting
migratory game birds.
Artificial decoys, as well as
manual or mouth-operated
bird calls, also are legal and
essential gear for duck
hunters.
You may hunt migratory
game birds over an
agricultural field, as long as
the crop has been planted by
regular agricultural methods.
However, don't even think
about "sweetening" the field
by scattering agricultural
products over it - or any-
where near it - or, you could
wind up in serious trouble.
It doesn't matter if you
aren't the one who scattered
the bait. If you knew or should


have known that such bait was
present, you are accountable
under the law.
.Some other things you can't
do while hunting migratory
game birds include using
rifles, pistols, crossbows,
traps, snares, nets, sinkboxes,
swivel guns, punt guns, bat-
tery guns, machine guns, fish
hooks, poisons, drugs, explo-
sive substances, live decoys,
recorded bird calls or sounds
and electrically amplified bird
call imitations.
Shooting from a moving
automobile or boat, and herd-
ing or driving birds with vehi-
cles or vessels also are against
the law.
Bobcat and otter hunting
season runs through March
1, and there are no daily bag
or season limits on either
species.
Like foxes, bobcats may be
chased year-round with dogs,
but possessing firearms
during the closed season
between March 2 and Nov. 30
is prohibited.
On a few wildlife manage-
ment areas, bobcats and
otters may not be taken, so
please consult the specific
area brochure before you
hunt.
Here's wishing you happy
holidays and a successful
hunting season.


Visit the Okefenokee

for a quiet get-away


From staff reports

When one needs to escape
from the noise and frantic
pace of civilization during the
holidays, the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge
(NWR) is the place to visit.
Guided boat tours can take
adventurers through cypress
forests, along hist6oic canals
and across open prairies
filled with wildlife.
Water trails and tent plat-
forms allow you to canoe for
a day, or several days to
overnight campsites deep
within the heart of the
swamp.
Boardwalks wind through
woods filled with song birds
to wetlands, where Sandhill
cranes and other wading
birds can be observed.
More than 10 miles of hik-
ing trails allow you to explore
the edge of the swamp,
where deer, black bear and
fox live.
It's possible to drive or
ride a bike past.sunning alli-
gators and tour restored his-
toric buildings from 'a
bygone era.
All this and more awaits
you should you decide to
visit any of the three primary


entrances to the great
Okefenokee Swamp.
The main entrance to the
Okefenokee NWR is located
eight miles south of
Folkston, Ga., off Highway
121-23.
Walking trails, a %-mile long
boardwalk and observation
to er, boating, trails, t !ing,
guided boat tours, motb boat,
canoe and kayak rentals, and
a restored swamp homestead
await visitors.
The entrance is open from
one-half hour before sunrise
until 5:30 p.m., daily, but will
be closed for Christmas Day.
Entrance fees are required.
For more information,
contact the Visitor Center
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at (912)
496-7836.

A new. Web site,
www.huntersonly.com, has
been launched for the
.hunters of Florida.
The Web site is to hunters,
from hunters, by hunters, for
hunters, to enjoy their
favorite pastime online.
This is a site for the aver-
age everyday outdoorsman
to visit and not be bothered
by pop-up ads, banner ads or
any advertising at all.


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HOROSCOPES


ARIES (March 21-April
19): Things are heating up,
and regardless of what you
hear, let your intuition lead
the way. You can and will gain
respect as long as you stick to
your own standards. ***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Someone from your past
will show interest. Problems
regarding an older family
member will cause some
restrictions to what you can
and can't do. Your responsible
attitude will speak for itself,
making you look good.
*-**--**
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Listen to what an older
relative or friend has to say.
Emotional matters regarding
children will arise. This is not
the day to start an argument
or disagree with someone
who is set in his or her ways.

CANCER (June 21-July
22): Open your doors to fam-
ily and friends. You will be
able to come up with some
great last-minute holiday
ideas. An opportunity to trav-
el must be taken advantage
of, even if you like- to stick


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close to home. ****
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Calm down and don't overre-
act, overdo or overindulge.
You can entertain, socialize
or mix business with
pleasure, all of which will
have some very interesting
outcomes. Love may be a lit-
tle confusing but will work
out for the best. ***
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): You should be active
and enjoy as many different
activities as possible today.
Trying something unique
will be necessary in your
relationship. Travel should
be a consideration, even if it
is only to book a trip now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Do something a little
different today. A new out-
look or changing your
appearance will turn out well.
You can entertain colleagues
and make a smashing impres-
sion that will help you
professionally in the new


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year. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): The changes you make
around home will be benefi-
cial. Don't let uncertainties
from the past hold you back
or stop you from doing some-
thing you want to do. Avoid a
discussion with a past part-
ner. Protect yourself and
your family. A***-
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21): Try to stick to
your original plans. Problems
with authority figures or
while traveling can be expect-
ed. Focus on children and
social events that are family-
oriented. Don't let anyone put
unfair demands on you. **
SCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19): You can make
some spectacular changes at
home that set the stage for
the upcoming year. Friends
will influence you, and family
may be confused by your
actions. Open and direct
communication will bring the
fastest and best results.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Talk to the one
you want to spend more time
with and figure out a plan
that allows you to do so.
Don't mess with authority fig-
ures. A creative approach to
what you want to do in the
future will ensure success.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Emotions will be diffi-
cult to control but will allow
you to rid yourself of the past
so you can move on to a
bright new future. Be brave
and make a to-do list of all the
changes you need to make in
the new year. **


DEAR ABBY


Smart single women despair

of ever finding true love


DEAR ABBY: Several of
my friends and I were
bemoaning our status as sin-
gle women in our late
20s/early 30s, and discussing
an article we had read in The
New York Times about how
smart women are less likely
to get married. We'd all like to
find Mr. Wonderful and be
married. But if we have to cur-
tail, our professional success,
financial wherewithal and IQ
to do it, how can a person
even begin to do such a thing?
I have a feeling you'll say to
be ourselves and it will all
work out, but thus far it has
NOT worked out, and we're
starting to worry. Personally,
I think we'd be better off to
take jobs as "administrators"
in a large company some-
where and hope for the best.
Help, Abby! What's the
answer for smart, fun women
who have their acts together?
How can we best poise our-
selves to find true love while
being true to ourselves? -
LOSING FAITH IN
FINDING MR. RIGHT
DEAR LOSING FAITH:
The truth is, there are no
guarantees that ANYONE
(male or female) will land a
mate. It isn't easy these days
because people are commit-
ment-phobic. And this applies
to individuals at all economic
and educational levels, not
just you at the top. Pairing off
is often a matter of luck and
timing - being in the right


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Eligible members of both
sexes can be found in places
of common interest - places
that are intellectually reward-
ing, culturally stimulating,
athletically challenging or
financially advantageous. As
to whether you should down-
grade your job level in order
to appear less "threatening," I
guarantee that .if you don't
take financial care of your-
selves while you can, you will
regret it later. To paraphrase
Abraham Lincoln, you could
fool some of the bachelors
some of the time, but you
couldn't fool all of them all of
the time.
There are worse things
than not finding Prince
Charming, and one of them is
spending your life pretending
to be something you're not.
So my advice is to stop read-
ing defeatist newspaper and
magazine articles. They'll
only make you desperate,
clingy and depressed - and
none of those traits are
attractive to either sex.
DEAR ABBY: My
husband and I recently had a


baby. We chose a mature,
Christian couple to be our
child's godparents. However,
my brother-in-law is infuriated
because of the, fact that he's
not the godparent. He has dis-
owned my husband and wants
nothing to do with us.
Behavior such as this in the
past is part of the reason he
wasn't chosen. However, I
need to know this: Did we
have an obligation to choose
him as a godparent? How
should we handle his immatu-
rity and controlling behavior?
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OHIO
DEAR NEEDS TO
KNOW: A godparent can
either be a relative or a close
friend, and you were not obli-
gated to choose one over the
other. Your brother-in-law
may be hurt that he wasn't
chosen, but his subsequent
behavior has been so childish
that it's apparent you made
the right decision. The way to
handle his immature and con-
trolling behavior is to forgive
him for it, and go on with your
lives.
CONFIDENTIAL TO
EDWARD PHILLIPS IN
MINNEAPOLIS: Happy
Birthday, baby brother! I
hope you're enjoying your
special day.

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


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ROEMER CLEANING & PAINTING
WILL SELL ITEMS OWNED BY JA-
SON PHIULIPS AND SAMANTHA A.
LOURCEY OF 196 SW BRENTWOOD
WAY, LAKE CITY, FL 32056 ON
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04501007
DECEMBER 15, 22, 2005


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IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
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END OF LAKE CITY
386-344-4262
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Call 386-758-3238

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Call 386-466-1104
03527992

Lake City Reporter

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

04500113

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

04501017

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05508839
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

DENTAL ASSISTANT
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


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05508913
FT Bookkeeper
Advent Christian Village,
386-658-JOBS(5627)
www.ACVillage.net

Two FT Positions
Bookkeeper
position in Finance. Accounting
experience and some post
secondary education preferred.
PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
Payroll Specialist
HS Diploma or equivalent
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Must be detail oriented.

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Closing Date 12/23/05
Annual Salary Range
$33,824.96 - $56,769.70
Government Operations
Consultant I
Management of statewide
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05509118
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.

05509141
Seeking Office Assistant
F/T for busy agency. Must be:
* Very Organized.
* Professional
* Proficient in MS Office,
Internet
* Previous office exp a must.
* Friendly & outgoing.
Salary commensurate w/exp.
Call Ashley at 386-752-9440

05509161
Salesperson-Lumber Sales
Must be people savvy
Will train - Great benefits
Apply in person
Idaho Timber of Florida
1786 SE SR 100
Lake City, FL. 32025
Call 386-755-5555

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

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


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Asphalt Plant Technician
Level II Certified
Hipp Construction
Call 386-462-2047
E.O.E./D/F/W/P
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.
CLASS "A" CDL Driver. Local
Runs. Pay based on Exp. and
References. EEO Employer. Call
386-755-4328 and ask for Craig.
Delivery Route Driver/warehouse
person needed, F/T position. Class
B license a must. Salary plus Health
& Dental. 401K programs avail.
Call 386-754-5561
DRIVER NEEDED Person with
CDL & Mobile Home Delivery
Experience. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Billy.
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:
386-752-9647
FLAT BED DRIVERS
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/dehtal. Call'
1-800-577-4723 Monday-Friday
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
EOE/M/F/D/V.
FULL TIME Recpt. wanted for a
fast growing company. Must be able
to work Lake City and Live Oak
offices, computer skills a plus.
please fax resumes to 386-758-5882
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
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
HELP WANTED
FAULKNER PLUMBING
Plumbers
Call 386-755-1568 & leave message
HELP WANTED
Exp. Roofer needed for Shingles .
DL & Trans Necessary. Lots of
Work, Top Pay! 386-754-2877
HUNGRY HOWIES is hiring
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
CASH PAID DAILY!
Earn $8. - $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
HUNGRY HOWIES is hiring
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
CASH PAID DAILY!
Earn $8. - $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd.
IMMEDIATE OPENING!
Production Workers needed for sign
shop. Experience a plus.
Call 386-755-2006.
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
Kennel Assistant
Wellborn area. Experience
Preferred. Job references a must.
Call 386-752-2147
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
LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER
Position open, CDL Lic. 2 yrs exp.
preferred, good driving record.
Assistants required loading &
unloading. Paided Vac. & holidays
avail. Call 386-754-5282 or
fax resume to 386-754-0103
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


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04500167

PA/ARNP
SHANDS
LAKE SHORE,
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:
www.shands.org or call
Bonnie Price, Human Resources
386-754-8147. EOE/M/F/D/V
Drug Free Work Place

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.
CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANTS
7 a.m.-3 p. m. Full Time,
w/Insurance & Benefits.
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E Helvenston Center
Live Oak, FL 32064
EOE/D/V/M/F
Records Clerk Needed
For Busy Doctors office. Medical
Manager helpful. Fax resume to:
386-758-5987
RN NEEDED, Part-Time,
3-11p & 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


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oo00 Job
Opportunities
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY,
Lowboy drivers to transport heavy
equipment in the Gainesville area.
Apply in person at Watson
Construction, New Berry Florida
352-472-9157 ask for Alan or Steve.
OTR DRIVERS NEEDED
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week turaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
386-752-9754
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.
PAINTERS, CARPENTRY Trim-
mers, Drywall Finishers, Tools and
Transportation required.
(386) 431-1044
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
SCHEHERAZADES HAIR Salon
is looking for a stylist to join our
team. Please call Brenda 386-
758-7791 at Country Club Plaza.
Short Term & Long Term
Temp to Perm
Many different positions available!!
Call Wal-Staf Personnel
386-755-1991 or 386-755-7911
WANTED EXPERIENCE CNC
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
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
Wanted: Part to Full Time Driver.
Must have Class "A" CDL,
w/clean driving record.
Call 352-281-0235
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
feeLyou meet the requirements,
please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at
WWW.WMCAREERS.COM
EOE/ADA/DFWP
WAYNES RV RESORT has an
immediate opening for a registration
clerk. Duties include: camper
registration, plus daily convenice &
camp ground activities.
Apply in person at:
427 SW CR 252B. Mon - Fri.
WELDERS/LABORERS
MACHINE SHOP EXP.
Apply in person Grizzly Mfg.
174 NE Cortez Terrace
Lake City, FL (Across from airport)
YOUNG ENERGETIC Person for
Manufactured Home sales. Business
degree a plus, Will train right
person. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Mr. Selph or Mr. Corbet


180 Money to Loan

04501021
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ARE BANKS TURNING
YOU AWAY?
LOOKING FOR A
FRESH START
CALL FOR A FREE
CONSULTATION
1-866-708-6663
FAST APPROVAL,
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240 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


310 Pets & Supplies

AFRICAN GRAY Parrot For Sale
with cage and all accories. Parrot
does talk. $1,000 OBO. Call 386-
755-9387

Black Cocker Spaniel, Female,
Free to good home. Call 758-8681
DWARF RABBIT
Complete with cage, water bottle &
feeder. 1 yr old. Very tame & good
w/children. $30 Call 386-867-0049
HELP ME FIND MOMMY
IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
I'M PURE GRAY WITH
NO STRIPES OR SPOTS
MOM LIVES ON WEST
END OF LAKE CITY
386-344-4262
MINI DACHSHUND,
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
Call 386-776-2233
PUPPIES-PURE BRED
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


Computer Services Services


A PROFESSIONALLY
DESIGNED WEBSITE FOR
YOUR BUSINESS
A Perfect Christmas Gift!
Lake City area resident discount.
MSN.Net Hosting 877-467-7932

COMPUTER NOT WORKING?
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

JSH CONCRETE INC.
Slabs, footings, drives, etc. Licensed
& 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

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

Lawn & Landscape Service

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

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

Services

AUTO - MOBILE DETAILING
Wash & Vac $ 25.00.
Total Works- $ 80.00.
We will come to you 386-965-4987


FREE CLEANUP.
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.
386-752-2412

Pressure Cleaning

Andrews Pressure Washing
Lic. & Insured,
Free Estimates.
Call 386-755-2065
EARL'S PURE
Pressure Washing & Painting.
Free Estimates Earl Goff
386-935-3230

Land Services

r Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding, disking, site prep
& landscape work. Custom Lawn
care. Irrigation Repair &
Installation. Free Estimate!
Call 755-3890 or (386) 623-3200
Look! We can dig your Trench for
less than you can rent a Trencher!
Free estimates.
Call A-1 Electric at 386-752-5488

Woodworking

F. THOMAS ENTERPRISES
Unique Wood, Designs and
Fabrication.Call 386-752-7387 or
email ftc206(@bellsouth.net

Tree Service

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

Construction

Plumb Level Construction Co.
New Construction, Remodeling,
Re Roofing, Shingle & Metal
Call 386-792-4061 or 365-2819

Bankruptcy/Divorce

#1 IN BUSINESS SERVICES
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Resumes
RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717


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 Harvey at 386-752-2583
Or fax resume to: 386-752-8724
Liberty National is an EOE Licensed Agents Welcome


407 Computers

COMPAQ PRESARIO FS7600
MUST SEE!!
$275. 4 months old
Call 386-288-1118


408 Furniture

04500704



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

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

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


430 Garage Sales

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

EASY SHAPER
Exercise Machine. $50.00
Call 386-719-7216
or 386-623-0926


FOR SALE 17 inch Rims.
$550.00
Call 386-758-8824
Leave a message,









LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2005


440 Miscellaneous
HOT TUB - $1,795. LOADED!
Never used. Waterfall, therapy jets,
LED lights, cupholders, 110v
energy efficient. With warranty.
Can deliver 352-376-1600
MULTI FUNCTION Home Gym.
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
4 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
Pinemount Rd 252 Taylorville.
The Nutcracker 22 yr exp.
Buy & Sell Cracked & Shelled
Pecans. Also available Tomatoes at
same location: 2738 CR 252
Lake City, FL 32024. 386-963-4138

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!
FOR RENT
2/1 MH in quiet. Mobile Home
Park. No Pets. 1st & Security
required. 386-755-5488
FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA MH,
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.
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA41st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
386-719-2423
LATE MODEL MOBILE HOMES
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No pets. Call 386-961-0017

640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale "
2000,1456 SqFt. Doublewide
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Glamour bath,
Beautiful Deck. 20% Down, Only
$517.66 per/mth. MUST SELL!
Call Ron 386-397-4960
31 Used Doublewides from Disney
Area. Now in Lake City. A/C., steps,
cable ready w/TV, telephone,
furnished, pots & pans, dishes, &
silverware. Perfect for Rental
Properties or Starter Home.
Great Deals, While they Last!
386-752-5355
ABSOLUTELY "THE BEST"
SMobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM
2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE,
W/FIREPLACE, OPEN FLOOR
PLAN, LOTS OF EXTRAS. WILL
DELIVER. DOUG 386-288-2617
BUY A MANUFACTURED
HOME WITH AS LITTLE AS
$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


[640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
FOR A "QUALITY" HOME
AT A REASONABLE PRICE
386-752-7751
GET PREAPPROVED FOR
MANUFACTURED HOME
1-800-355-9358
IF YOU OWN LAND OR HAVE A
LARGE DOWN PAYMENT. I
MAY BE WILLING TO OWNER
FINANCE A NEW
MANUFACTURED HOME FOR
YOU! CALL STEVE 386-365-8549
NEED A Home?
Call 386-364-1340 Ask For Buddy.
We have several
New & Used to Choose from.
USED DOUBLEWIDE
MUST BE SOLD BY
CHRISTMAS! FURNITURE AND
AC INCLUDED. CALL GEORGE
386-719-0044
USED DOUBLEWIDE,
MUST SELL!
MAKE OFFER!
CALL TIM 386-288-2016
WE HAVE FINANCING
AVAILABLE FOR:
SINGLE WIDES, DOUBLE
WIDES HOME ONLY &
LAND/HOME PACKAGES
CALL 386-752-7751

650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
!! Owner Finance!!
1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glen
Call 386-867-0048
!!! FREE FREE FREE !!!
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
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 386-961-9181
FSBO 1998 Redman 28X52 3/2
on 1/2 acre lot. 5 min. from
Walmart, 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
LAND HOME
Packages, while they last!
Call Ron Now!
386-397-4960

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

710 ~Unfurnished Apt.
10U For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423


SUnfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and mdre.
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
2BR/1.5BA LUXURY
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

DELUXE TOWNHOUSE
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
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.
S$1,300/mth '
Call 386-755-3898
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA Home
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
Large Home For Rent
3/2.5, 2600sqft. Home or
home/office. $1,000/mth rent, plus
security/$1,000. Call 386-623-7400

750 Business &
75 Office Rentals
GREAT LOCATION
1235 SF Building
All Utilities Furnished
$975/month
A Bar Sales, Inc.
386-752-5035
7 Days 7 am-7 pm:
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
386-755-9041

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


a7 441



Advertise It Here.

Bring the picture in or we will take it for you!
Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation Vehicle or boat here for 10 consecutive days. If your
vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $10 you can run your ad for an additional
10 days. A picture will run every day with a description of your vehicle. The price of the vehicle must be
listed in the ad. Your ad must be prepaid with cash, check or credit card. Just include a snapshot or bring
your vehicle by and we will take the picture for you. Private Party Only!

1 0AYF OL3


1993 Honda
Accord EX
S2,200
2 Door, 5 speed, AC, sun
roof, very good condition.
Call
386-965-2423


SPACE

AVAILABLE

NOW!


2000 Fatboy
$13,70000
Corbon Seat, Lots of Chrome,
Garage Kept, Just Serviced, New
Brakes, 36K Miles, Exc. Condition
Call
386-752-0816





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,
Call
386-867-4810/
386-755-7227


1999 Chevy Z71
4x4 Sportside

s8,995 OBO
Reg. Cab
Call
386-755-3179


MUST SELL!
1996 ALTIMA
'1,200 OBO
4 cyl., PS/PB, Runs Good,
Economical, Rebuilt Engine, New
Radiator, Needs: Brakes, CV
Joints, Good Cleaning & TLC
Call
386-697-3187


805 Lots for Sale
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
FORECLOSURES! AVAIL.NOW!
FOR LISTINGS 800-749-8124
EXT. H411
1411 Sqft, 3BR/2BA, Brick Home.
1 Acre Corner 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.
GRANDVIEW VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, 1,380 sq ft. (Heated)
Will not last at this price, $149,900
Call 386-754-5678

820 Farms &
20 Acreage
Columbia City Area
5 ac.wooded homesite
$89,900 owner finance
352-472-3660
INDIVIDUAL SEEKS Acreage.
Wooded or open.
Cash buyer- quick closing.
Please call 386-755-7541
WINDING FOREST, 5 & 7 Ac.
lots starting at $89K.
Owner Financing. 386-754-7529
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker

940 Trucks
02 FORD Ranger
Extended Cab, 4 Door
Red Hot! Call Danielle
386-288-5590
04 TOYOTA Tacoma
Extended Cab
Excellent Condition
Call Rene 386-755-6500
1987 Dodge Van 2500
V8/Good Condition XLong
#1,350 OBO
Call 386-754-2126
2003 F-150
Lariat Supercrew
Red, Gray Leather, Tow Pkg.,
Loaded. Call Keith 800-814-0609
2004 Mazda B3000 EXT Cab
Dual sport. PW, PL, tilt, cruise, V6,
AT. Only 18K Miles $13,995.
Call Kevin 800-788-3001
2004 Nissan Titan V8
Low miles, White
Nice Truck
Call Keith 800-814-0609

950 Cars for Sale
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
01 FORD Focus ZX3
Low Miles, 2 Door Hatchback
Call Rene
386-755-6500


2004 Ford Focus LX
4 AT, A/C, clean car.
Only $9,995.00
Call Byron 904-964-3200


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950 Cars for Sale
05 DODGE Neon SRT
Blue, 2 to Choose from
Call Danielle
386-288-5590
05 HONDA Accord LX SE
MUST GO!!!!
Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, XM Radio.
Call Greg 386-755-6500
06 FORD Taurus
Fully Loaded, Low Miles.
Priced to Sell
Call Stan 352-281-2324
1954 Chevrolet
4 door, driveable, needs restoring.
$2,100 firm
Call 386-752-0013
1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royal
4 Dr Like New
$2,750
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

2001 Daewoo Nubria Only 30K
miles. PW, HT, HC. Runs great.
Only $4,900.
Call Byron 386-964-3200
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Only 29K miles, leather, loaded,
like new. Only $13,900
Call Jim 800-788-3001-
2003 Chrysler 300M Special
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People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice & Comics......... 3BPuzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Light up a Life, 2A. IN PICTURES Making spirits bright, 6A. 59 43 Chance of rain WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 232 1 Heroics save 4 from reBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com BAKER COUNTY — After a fire consumed Julie Cannon’s home, she knows for certain she got the most important part of her life out of the burning mobile home: Her grandchildren. A former employee of Baker County Fire Department, Cannon knew exactly what to do when she woke up Thursday morning to a house filled with smoke. After the night shift at the Baker County Correction Institution, Cannon fell asleep on the couch with her grandson, Wesley, next to her watching his favorite Christmas movie, “The Grinch.” But he woke her up when the room began to fill with smoke. “Something didn’t look right,” she said, adding tha t she got up from the couch and checked the laundry GRANDCHILDREN RESCUED ‘By getting my grandbabies out, I got my Christmas. I know God was in that house with us,’ said Julie Cannon. OPEN FOR BUSINESS Suwanneeseeks $3Mpay-in from ColumbiaAsks investment in its catalyst site, into which it’s already sunk $8.7M.By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comSuwannee County commissioners sent a letter to Columbia County administration seeking a $3 mil-lion investment in the neighboring county’s catalyst site. “To date we have spent $6.7 million exhausting our cash reserves,” Suwannee County Commission Chairman Wesley Wainwright said in his Dec. 16 letter. “In an effort to continue the unobstructed development of the site we are ask-ing Columbia County to consider investing $3 million against a pro-portional share of future ad valorem revenue.” According to news reports, Suwannee County has already invested just over $8.7 million—$6 million from county taxes, $2.7 million from state grants—on the site to date and is still court-ing busi-nesses and industries to locate in the area, hoping to jump-start the local economy. The county has already deeded 120 acres of the site to Klausner Lumber One, an Austrian lumber country that began construction on the site earlier this year. However, Columbia County Manager Dale Williams said the Suwannee administration will likely extend a tax abatement to Klausner that could last up to 10 years. “There are a lot of questions,” Williams said. “What would be the expected type of revenue, how long would the abatement be ... all those questions remained unanswered. The county commission has all been given a copy of Suwannee County’s request, but we have not placed this on the agenda for dis-cussion because we will be getting more information before we do.” Attempts to reach Suwannee County officials were unsuccessful. According to the county’s website, Klausner plans to build a $130 million sawmill that would create 350 local jobs and have an estimated $56 million impact on the area. The Suwannee County Commission also recently nixed plans for a biomedical waste incin-eration facility at the catalyst site following staunch opposition and environmental concerns from area residents.AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterJulie Cannon looks at toys with her 3-year-old grandson at the Elks Lodge #893 Christmas Giveaway event in Lake City on Tuesday. Cannon rescued her four grandchildren from their burning home moments before it began to col-lapse.AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterThe newly-relocated Campus USA credit union was schedu led to open this morning at 1658 U.S. Highway 90 West. Campus USA has new facility, new hoursBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comT he employees at Campus USA credit union will share their Christmas gift with their custom-ers as they relocate and open their new facility. The Campus USA credit union was scheduled to open its new facility this morning at 1658 U.S. Highway 90 West with new hours. Construction on the new facility began in June. Campus USA credit union is a full service financial institution offering a full menu of financial services including loans, credit cards, checking accounts and more. Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties. The Campus USA Lake City Service Center lobby will be open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday. The lobby will be closed on Sunday. The Campus USA Lake City Service Center drive-through will be open from 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday Friday and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday. The drive-through will also be closed on Sunday. Diana Parker, the Campus USA Credit Union Lake City Service Center manager, said the new location will offer several advantages for members. “The new location offers better accessibility for our members,” she said. “Our members have been asking for a drive-through. With the drive-through we have three drive-up lanes and two ATMs. We also have better visibility and easy access to the branch will be a lot better.” Campus USA has been a Columbia County business for more than 11 years and with the opening of the new facility, the old site has been closed. “We look forward to serving our current members and also adding new members,” Parker said.Also features drive-through;previous location now closed. ‘What would be the expected type of revenue, how long would the [tax] abatement be ... all those questions remained unanswered,’ – Columbia County Manager Dale WilliamsOlustee: Countdown to 150th is onBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Blue-Grey Army hopes to make the Olustee Battle Festival one of the most memorable highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee. Blue-Grey Army officials have announced that James Erin Permane, Commanding General of the Union Forces at Olustee, and Thomas Lee Jessee, Commanding General of the Confederate Forces at Olustee, will serve as marshals for the 36th Annual Olustee Battle Festival Parade. The Olustee Battle Re-enactment is in its 38th year. Permane began re-enacting in 1985 with Company D, First Florida Infantry, the original hosts of the Battle of Olustee Re-Enactment, and has been deeply involved with the event ever since. Permane, who lives in Bradenton, worked in the film industry on features such as “Glory,” “Last of the Mohicans,” “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals.” Jessee joined a local re-enactment unit in 1969 at the age of 18, starting out as a private and working his way up the ranks to general. Over the years, he has attended re-enactments of all the major War Between the State battles throughout the U.S. as well as commanding troops at many of the national events. In 1977, Jessee attended the first Olustee Re-enactment on the Olustee Battlefield and has attended every Olustee event since. During those early Olustees, he was given command of Confederate troops. In the early 1980’s he became Commanding General of the Confederate Forces at Olustee. Faye Bowling Warren, Blue-Grey Army executive director, said Permane and Jessee were chosen as parade marshals after rec-ommendations were made by Olustee re-enactors to the Blue-Grey Army. COURTESYThomas Lee JesseeCOURTESYJames Erin Permane OLUSTEE continued on 3A FIRE continued on 3A

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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date THU 5943 FRI 6147 SAT 6145 SUN 6741 MON 6536 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 72 78 84 8383 6969 32 44 56 64 63 3636 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Dec. 26 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 2 Low mins to burn 20 Chance ofrain showers Chance ofrain showers Cloudy Chance ofrain showers Cloudy Chance ofrain showers Partly cloudy 1:36 p.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2013 54.40" 2:09 a.m. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Black bear struck, killed by car DELAND — Officials say a vehicle struck and killed a 150-pound black bear in DeLand. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokes-woman Karen Parker says someone reported that the injured bear was in a park-ing lot late Sunday night. One of the agency’s biologists went to the scene, but the bear was already dead when she arrived. The bear was taken away and buried. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports it was the 14th black bear to be hit on Volusia County roadways this year. Wildlife officials say 148 black bears have been hit and killed by vehicles in Florida this year. In 2012, 284 bears died along the state’s roadways.Daily fines for website vendor TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida is starting daily fines against the com-pany that built the state’s new unemployment claims website. The Department of Economic Opportunity on Monday began fining Deloitte Consulting $15,000 a day. State officials say they will keep imposing the fines until the system is fully functioning. The state switched over to the new $63 million system in October. Since then there have been con-tinued complaints about unemployed Floridians frustrated at their ability to process claims. State officials said last week they were withhold-ing a $3 million payment to Deloitte. Deloitte officials contend the vast majority of those seeking unemployment benefits are receiv-ing them. A company spokesman said last week the remaining problems with the system can only be fixed by the state or are “otherwise beyond Deloitte’s control.”University won’t appeal guns ruling TALLAHASSEE — A Florida university is going to comply with a poten-tially far-reaching appeals court ruling that blocked state universities from reg-ulating guns on campus. The 1st District Court of Appeal in early December sided with a University of North Florida student and a gun rights group that had challenged a rule that banned students from stor-ing guns in their cars. UNF President John Delaney told students and faculty on Friday that the university would not appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. He did not explain why. Delaney’s message also stated that, effective imme-diately, students could store guns in their cars. Florida Carry, the group that helped bring the lawsuit against UNF, sent a notice Sunday to all Florida universities and colleges that it will sue any school that does not repeal similar rules by the start of the spring semester. “This is the law of the land,” said Sean Carrana, executive director of Florida Carry. A Florida State University spokeswoman said Monday the university would also immediately fol-low the ruling. “Florida State University had a policy prohibiting weapons in vehicles, which it established after exercis-ing what it thought was an applicable exemption to the state statute,” said Jeanette DeDiemar. “That policy is now void in light of the 1st District Court of Appeal’s decision.” Saxophonist Yusef Lateef dies at 93 SHUTESBURY, Mass. G rammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst. Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also became a top flutist. He was a jazz solo-ist on the oboe and played bassoon. He introduced different types of flutes and other woodwind instruments from many countries into his music and is credited with playing world music before it was officially named. “I believe that all humans have knowledge,” he said in a 2009 inter-view for the National Endowment for the Arts. “Each culture has some knowledge. That’s why I studied with Saj Dev, an Indian flute player. That’s why I studied Stockhausen’s music. The pygmies’ music of the rain forest is very rich music. So the knowledge is out there. And I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before.” As a composer, he created works for performers ranging from soloists to bands to choirs. His longer pieces have been played by symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in Germany. In 1987, he won a Grammy Award for his new age recording “Yusef Lateef’s Little Symphony,” on which he played all of the instruments. In 2010, he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest jazz honor.Lt Gov: Duck Dynasty important to La. tourism NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the “Duck Dynasty” reality TV show is impor-tant to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E net-work. 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Summer eld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd.’tis the time to buy! 1.9% APR1 for up to 60 months on any vehicle 2008 or newerAs low as “We felt it would be fitting and proper for them to be recognized for the work that they do out at the battlefield,” she said. “I think that’s a real compliment when your own people choose you.” The Blue-Grey Army is responsible for and hosts the Olustee Battle Festival each year in Lake City. The Blue-Grey Army is not responsible for the re-enactment at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in Baker County. “We’re not with the re-enactment, but we support it a great deal,” Warren said. “We put money into it and we put effort into it to make sure it’s advertised and done proper. I think it’s important because we should remember it was a war between two armies — the North and the South and it happened on Florida soil near Lake City. It’s important that we not forget it because it was a very serious battle where people lost their lives on both sides. It’s part of our history and for somebody to recom-mend that we get both the generals, from the North and from the South, was very commendable I thought.” OLUSTEEContinued From 1Aroom. The entire wall was engulfed in flames. “My first thought was that I have to get my grandchildren out.” Cannon shares a home with her daughter, Quinci, four grandchil-dren and their father. At the time, Quinci Cannon had gone to Wal-Mart to collect the last couple of Christmas presents being held on layaway. But the two-year-old twins and a baby slept peacefully in the room adjacent to the burning laun-dry room, Cannon said. Cannon worked quickly to clear a path through the kitchen, knowing from her fire department training that items fall when they melt. She placed the baby against her chest, then wrapped the twins in her arms. Wesley walked in front of her with his arms tucked. Together, they escaped the fire. “You can’t leave anyone,” Cannon said. “The biggest mistake people make is think they will go back to get someone. You won’t be going back.” Her home was a total loss. As she climbed down the outside steps, Cannon heard “whooshing” noise as the fire rolled across the roof, then the windows started blowing out. Within three minutes, she said, a trail-er will normally burn to the ground. “I figure I wasted two just looking at the fire,” Cannon added. The fire department pinpointed the fire to an electrical short in a washing machine. Cannon knows, without a doubt, that the five of them would be dead if her grandson had not woken her up. “It’s been hard,” Cannon said. “But it makes you realize what’s important. Don’t take your family or your friends for granted. ... By get-ting my grandbabies out, I got my Christmas. I know God was in that house with us.” She has been staying at her brother’s house in Macclenny until she can purchase a new mobile home. Since her land is paid for, she plans to re-finance her property. Already, the family has received help from people all over North Central Florida, and as far away as Alabama. On Tuesday, the Elks Lodge #893 in Lake City donated a box full of food for Christmas and a box of toys for Cannon’s four grandchildren. She appreciates all the help she has received. If anyone else would like to donate to the Cannon family, they can contact Julie Cannon at 386-586-5277. FIREContinued From 1A Avoiding health insurance gaps will take persistenceCARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical WriterCHICAGO — The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation’s health care law. Now what?For those who were able to navigate the glitch-prone and often overwhelmed HealthCare.gov website, there’s still work to be done to make sure success online leads to actual coverage come the new year. The first step experts recommend is to call your insurance company and double-check they received your payment. What if you missed the Christmas Eve deadline and still want insurance in 2014, as the health law requires of most Americans? You may be without health insurance for a month, but you can still sign up for cover-age that will start in February. “Be patient, because they’re trying to help you,” said Tina Stewart, a 25-year-old graduate student in Salt Lake City who suc-ceeded in enrolling in a health plan Tuesday morning. “It will take time.” The historic changes made by the Affordable Care Act take full effect on Jan. 1. People with chronic health conditions can no longer be denied health insurance. Those who get sick and start piling up medi-cal bills will no longer lose their coverage. Out-of-pocket limits arrive that are designed to protect patients from going bankrupt. But unless the 1 million Americans who have so far enrolled for coverage via the new marketplaces make sure their applications have arrived at their new insurance companies without errors, some may find they’re still uninsured when they try to refill a prescription or make a doctor’s appoint-ment. “The enrollment files have been getting better and more accurate, but there is still work that needs to be done,” said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group that represents the private insurance industry. “The health plans are still having to go back and fix some of data errors coming through in these files.” If everything went smoothly, consumers can expect to see a welcome packet arrive in the mail from their insurance company, Zirkelbach said. If not, a phone call to the insurer might clear things up. “If a consumer signed up yesterday, they shouldn’t expect the health plan to have their enrollment application today,” Zirkelbach said. “Allow a couple of days to receive and process those enrollments.” Paying the first premium is crucial. Because of the changing deadlines for enroll-ment, most insurers have agreed to allow payments through Jan. 10 and will make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, he said. Anyone who missed the Christmas Eve deadline to enroll for insurance to start in January can still apply at HealthCare.gov for coverage to begin later. The federal website serves 36 states, but also directs people elsewhere to the online insurance site serving their state. The site also offers directions to local agencies offering in-per-son help. After the disastrous rollout in October, the federal website received 2 million visits on Monday, and heavy — but not as heavy — traffic on Tuesday. White House spokes-woman Tara McGuinness said she had no immediate estimate of visitors Tuesday or how many succeeded in obtaining insur-ance before the midnight Christmas Eve deadline. The unexpected one-day grace period was just the latest in a string of delays and reversals. Unless you qualify for Medicaid, you’ll pay a monthly “premium” fee to an insurance company for coverage. Before the company covers actual medical costs, you may have to pay a certain amount called a deductible, in addition to a possible set fee for a doctor visit (copay) or a percentage of the cost of a medical service (coinsurance). Federal tax credits are aimed at helping make premiums more affordable for house-holds earning between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty line. That’s $11,490 to $45,960 for an individual, $23,550 to $94,200 for a family of four. Finally, note the next significant deadline isn’t for a few more months. If you don’t have coverage by March 31, you’ll pay a tax penalty next year of $95 or 1 percent of your income, whichever is higher. Ron Pollack, president of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group that has led efforts to get uninsured people signed up for cover-age next year, said that’s the deadline that matters most. “The real significant deadline is March 31,” Pollack said. “The enrollment period extends for another three months.”

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T he notion of carving out a 51st state – Jefferson – from California’s northernmost counties has been the talk of the North State since the Siskiyou County supervisors declared their desire for a fresh start back in September. As a practical idea, though, it’s always seemed far-fetched. At least one Californian, however, is thinking even more ambi-tiously. One new state? Why stop there? How about five? Timothy Draper, a successful retired venture capitalist, announced last week that he is polishing the final details but plans to file an initiative seeking to break California up into six separate states. Silicon Valley would go independent (and claim the name). So would Jefferson, which the draft initiative sees spreading across 14 rural northern counties. The ini-tiative also provides that counties could join the new state residents choose. Why six states? California, instead of two senators in Washington, would have 12 and thus more representation in Congress. Breaking up the “monopoly” of state government and creating competition would allow more innovative government and a “fresh start.” And smaller states would be more responsive to local needs. Go figure. The tech investor sounds a lot like the folks at the tea party. Breaking up the state remains an improbable venture. Who knows if this Silicon Valley-based initiative will develop beyond “vaporware”? But don’t be surprised if the Jefferson boosters suddenly find themselves with a patron and a champion. OPINION Thursday, December 26, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com 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: news@lakecityreporter.com Celebrate safely Resolve to revitalize press conferences O n one side of the podi-um stood the leader of the free world. On the other side, the presumably elite representatives of the world’s freest press, with a world of facts at their fingertips. And between them, as always, a host of crises, controversies, misstatements and mistakes were demanding their rightful place in democracy’s spotlight – right now! This was, after all, the latest exer-cise of that infrequent democratic institution known as the presi-dential press conference. ‘Twas the Friday before Christmas, and all through the press room that Richard Nixon built atop of what once was the pool where JFK used to swim famously al fresco, a room-ful of journalists was interrogating President Barack Obama with all the intensity and incisiveness that has made the White House press corps what it is today. “... has this been the worst year of your presidency?” “...what do you think has been your biggest mistake?” “If I may just quickly, on a more personal note, what is your New Year’s resolution?” For when it comes to pithy parody and satire, television’s late night comedy writ-ers can’t match the comedic touch and timing of the Obama era presi-dential press conference. But wait – that non-zinger about the presi-dent’s New Year’s Resolution could have potential for us all. Usually, there’s nothing as tree-wasting as yet another list of New Year’s Resolutions. But this might be a bad idea that’s time has come. We have been witnessing the decline and fall of the presidential press conference as an institution of democracy and governance. And as one who covered presidents and their presidencies in years past, I know that our professionalism runs in cycles, much like that of the politicians we cover. And now we journalists are failing in our mission of seeking to put a president on the record about just what is happening and why it is happening. So today let’s propose one bold 2014 New Year’s Resolution – a resolution specially tailored for the president and the White House press corps. Let 2014 be the year when those two erstwhile adversar-ies separately rethink and restore the professionalism that has been missing in their press conference performances. First, both sides must recognize where they have jointly gone wrong. The president and press corps can start by reading past press conference transcripts. They will discover that on both sides of the podium, the press and the presi-dent have been wandering around before getting to the point. Also, reporters on the White House beat seem to have forgotten what they knew before they arrived at this elite White House beat: the best way to get a productive answer is to ask a concise, well-researched ques-tion that sticks to just one subject. And ask just one question. Rambling, multi-part questions abound. It is the journalistic equivalent of handing the president a baseball and fungo bat and tell-ing him to just hit it anywhere he wants. At the last press conference, one respected journalist actually asked what pretended to be a two part question – but it began with Obama’s false healthcare promise that people can keep their policies and doctors if they like them, and then went on to ask about Iran sanctions. But the president needed to be pinned down on his healthcare program’s failures. Reporters only needed to ask him about recent front page news. Example: A Washington Post report about a fellow named John Gisler. He couldn’t get continued coverage for his critically ill son under Obama’s healthcare program after his policy was ended due to the program. Reporters could have asked: Why did your administration permit this to happen to Mr. Gisler’s son and the many thousands of others with a similar problem? What can you do to fix their problems immediately? Or: The page one coverage of middle class citizens that found their income is just above the cutoff for federal healthcare subsidies for lower income citizens – so Obama’s Affordable Care Act now requires them to pay 50 percent more for healthcare insurance than they used to pay. Is that the way Obama wanted his program to work? Did he know his program would most hurt those who can least afford it? What will he now say to those who have been hurt most by his pro-gram? Our job as reporters is to make sure public officials are held accountable for their deeds and misdeeds. Whether at city hall, or the county zoning board, or the White House, our job is the same. When we do it right, by focusing on facts and not our perform-ing art, press conferences become important institutions of our democracy. W ith Christmas behind us, it’s not too early to start thinking about New Year’s – and New Year’s safety. For many, the coming week will be filled with social gatherings big and small leading up to New Year’s Eve on Tuesday. A couple of suggestions are in order.Don’t drink and drive, for one thing.That’s something everybody knows, but sometimes manages to forget this time of year. Maybe it’s better phrased a different way. Plan ahead.If you’re going out and might be at risk, make arrangements for transportation in advance. And wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing, please buckle up. We don’t want to read about you in either a police or accident report anytime soon, so take care in the coming days – and all year long. TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1776, the British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. In 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” In 1862, 38 Santee Sioux Indians were hanged in Mankato, Minn., for their roles in an uprising that had claimed the lives of hundreds of white settlers. In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first AfricanAmerican boxer to win the world heavyweight cham-pionship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, the embattled U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium, was relieved by units of the 4th Armored Division. In 1966, Kwanzaa was first celebrated.In 1972, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo., at age 88. In 1980, Iranian television footage was broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families. In 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colo. Has state of Jefferson found a patron? Q Associated Press Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com Martin Schrammartin.schram@gmail.com Q Martin Schram writes political analysis for Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION

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Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework pro-gram with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. TUESDAYSVFW BingoVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Bingo quarter games every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. These are open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 with questions.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur-vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet-ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential.Photo ClubLake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel-come.WEDNESDAYSLadies NightVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Ladies Night every Wednesday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Call 386-752-5001 with questions. Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more information, call 752-5384.THURSDAYSCommunity OutreachMinistry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The pub-lic is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information.Woodturners ClubBell Woodturners Club meets the second Thursday of the month in the Bell community Center, Bell Florida at 7 p.m.. Every meeting features a show and tell of members cur-rent projects. There is also a full demonstration of a woodturning project by a club member. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experience lev-els are welcome. For addi-tional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086.FRIDAYS12-step groupA 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor-mation call 867-6288. Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre-pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hush-puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll provide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Jan. 4Audubon Bird WalkFour Rivers Audubon will sponsor 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 information call Judee Mundy at 386-758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256.Jan. 5Zumba ClassSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor for the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this pop-ular 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. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Bay Street BassworksBay Street Bassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble perform-ing selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new “flex ticket” 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 K-12. See ww.communityconcerts.info, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold 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. 18King BreakfastThe 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 Woman’s 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 neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need-ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s web-site at Lakecitymedical.com or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun-ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Nature CoastHospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide gen-eral office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers support hospice patients/families through activities such as: telephone calls, socializa-tion, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing information booths at sea-sonal festivals. Specialized training will be provided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-755-7714 or email alee@hospiceof-citrus.org for more infor-mation 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.OngoingDonate BooksThe Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great-est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library.Boys Club signupThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for the fall ses-sion, which runs Aug. 19 through Dec. 1 All boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are eligible. The club picks up children from elemen-tary, middle and high schools. The fee is $200 per child, which includes transportation. The club offers indoor and outdoor sports, game room, home-work help, a computer lab and other activities. For more information, call 752-4184.Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s web-site at Lakecitymedical.com or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre-pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hush-puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Housing assistanceThe Greater Lake City Community Development Corp. Inc. provides services to area resident wanting to become homeowners. CDC offers financial literacy training, credit review, preand post-ownership coun-seling and homeownership education by professional instructors and credit coun-selors. The agency office is at 363 NW Bascon Drive. For more information call (386) 752-9785, email great-erlakecity@hotmail.com or visit its website at greater-lakecitycdc.com.Five WishesThe Five Wishes Workshop is available to community groups, civic clubs, and churches in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. Larry Geiger, public relations manag-er for the Hospice of the Nature Coast, will facilitate the workshop at no cost. Five Wishes is a easy to complete legal living will document that spells out the medical, personal, emo-tional and spiritual needs. To schedule a workshop, contact Geiger at 755-7714 or (866) 642-0962.Bible studySouls’ Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more informa-tion, call (386) 752-7811.Hospital volunteersShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need-ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Volunteers neededUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun-ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Volunteer opportunityHospice of the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are inter-ested in volunteering in the, Columbia, Suwannee Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are needed to provide gen-eral office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their fami-lies. Hospice volunteers can provide services such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing information booths at sea-sonal festivals. Specialized training will be provid-ed. To volunteer contact Volunteer Manager Drake Varvorines at 386-755-7714 or email: dvarvorines@hospiceofthenaturecoast.org.Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more information, call 752-5384.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. 12-step groupA 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor-mation call 867-6288. Ballroom classesBallroom Dancing classes are offered at Richardson Community Center every Monday night starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class, come try your first class free. For more information call 386-365-3909.Zumba classesZumba Classes being offered at the Richardson Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classes are $5 each or sign up at the beginning of the month for just $20 a month. Classes taught by a certi-fied Zumba instructor, for more information call 386-466-7747. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 5A5A =da^YVn=djgh [dgLVhiZE^X`je )&,+H#JH=ln))& ,*'"&',* Closed Christmas Day & New Years DayBdcYVnIjZhYVn######CdgbVaHX]ZYjaZLZYcZhYVn#################E^X`jeI]jghYVnI]jghYVn#########################E^X`je;g^YVn;g^YVn#########################E^X`jeHVijgYVn Minnie Lee Givens Mother Minnie Lee Givens, of Margaretta, Florida, answered the call of the Lord on December 19, 2013 and entered into eternal rest. She was born March 4, 1938 to Oscar and Dora Ruise. Both precede her in death. She attended Richardson High School in Lake City, Florida. She was a faithful member of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Japan H. Ruise, Sr. Left to cherish loving memo-ries: husband, Johnnie Lee Givens, Sr.; children, Lavern Dixon, Lou Ann Belford (Steve), Loretta Givens, Johnnie Givens, Jr. (Susie), Atawa Gaskins, Sandra Collins (Alfred), Michelle Givens and Keith Givens (Bonita); (16) grandchildren; (30) great grand-children; siblings, Frankie Mae Ragland (Ralph); Pastor Japan Ruise (Edith); sisters-in-law, Precious Williams (James), Roberta Clayton (Willie), Karen Johnson, Wendy Hope (Dan); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mother Minnie L. Givens will be 11:00 Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Emmanuel Church of God In Christ, Macclenny, FL. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C., Margaretta, FL. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL (386) 752-4366 “The Caring Professionals” Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporter’s classified depart-ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter.com.

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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER IN PICTURES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04246A Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterMembers and guests T was the night before Christmas, and all through the Elks Lodge volunteers were scrambling to craft 50 Christmas dinner boxes for needy families around Columbia County. By Tuesday afternoon, they had already stuffed the boxes with enough food to fill every family in need. Cranberry sauce, turkeys, green beans, stuffing and sweet potatoes all piled high in Lake City’s Elks Lodge #893. Spires IGA Market helped the Elks Lodge’s event by selling the food at a discounted 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 gets delivered as far as Fort White. 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. In addition to packing boxes, the Elks Lodge filled a room full of children’s toys for a Tuesday evening event. As many as 400 children were expected to be on hand to meet Santa and then select a Christmas present from the room. James Faulkner Exalted Ruler Fred Lammers Chris Lydick From left: Mike Lydick, Bryce Dicks, Nikki Carroll Jim Springs By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comMaking spirits bright ELKS LODGE #893

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By TIM KIRBY tkirby@lakecityreporter.com FORT WHITE It was a season of accomplish ments for Fort White High football. Finishing 7-1 in the 2013 regular season, the Indians won their first district championship, which quali fied them to host a firstever playoff game at home. Fort White had a fourteam district race in 2013 and the Indians came out on top. It was coach Demetric Jacksons sixth trip to the playoffs in seven seasons. The most satisfying win of the season was 19-13 over district foe Madison County High. The Cowboys had owned Fort White, winning all previous seven matchups. Five of those came when the teams were in the same district and twice relegated Fort White to runner-up status. Madison struck first with a touchdown run, then Fort White took over. Tavaris Williams rushed for 220 yards and scored two touchdowns and Andrew Baker threw a touchdown pass to Melton Sanders. No points were scored in the second half and, to make it sweeter for the Indians, the loss eliminated Madison County from the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. Fort White had already dispatched Fernandina Beach, 52-14, behind five touchdown passes from Baker, so the win set up a district title showdown at the home of long-time rival Taylor County High. The Indians ran all over the Bulldogs, getting 277 yards and four rushing touchdowns from Williams. Arrowhead Stadium would see its first playoff game. Fort White served notice of a potentially great sea son in the kickoff classic. Williams scored on the first play and the Indians beat Dixie County High by two touchdowns in the var sity portion of the game. The Bears would end up making it to the third round of the playoffs. Fort White beat Newberry High at home and Bradford High on the road. The Tornadoes made it to the playoffs. The Indians beat a pair of Class 7A teams in Chiles High and Buchholz High. The lone blight in the regular season came at the hands of Suwannee High. The Class 5A Bulldogs also were playoff bound. Fans did not get their full due in seeing the strong Fort White team. The scheduled homecom ing opponent dropped football before the season and the Hamilton County High game was canceled because of lightning. The expected playoff run ended abruptly when East Gadsden High knocked off Fort White, 19-9. Williams had four games of more than 200 yards, plus a 364-yard game against Chiles running behind an offensive line led by fel low seniors A.J. Kluess and Chris Waites. Williams scored 21 touchdowns. Baker capped off his four-year run as starting quarterback with 723 yards passing and nine touch downs, plus 306 yards rushing with two touch downs. He was pressed into service at safety and led the Indians with four interceptions. Kellen Snider, also a fouryear starter, led the Indians in tackles and had two interceptions at lineback er. On offense he rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns. Sanders played on both sides of the ball and led with 27 catches for 345 yards and six touchdowns. He had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. Sanders also did most of the kicking and had one field goal and 26 extra points. E.J. Garrison was a senior member of the strong line backer corps, and Caleb Bundy was a receiver. Garrison had a rushing TD and Bundy caught a touch down pass. Joe Chatman returned to Fort White for his senior year and helped hold down the defensive front. Devaundre Mathews, Brandon Preston and Jason Brouck were seniors on the Indians first district cham pionship team. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, December 26, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 tkirby@lakecityreporter.com 1BSPORTS Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair 752-2336 Open 6 Days A Week Mon. Sat. Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. 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SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Little Caesars Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green, at Detroit 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Poinsettia Bowl, Utah St. vs. N. Illinois, at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Memphis at Houston 10:30 p.m. TNT — L.A. Clippers at Portland SOCCER 7:40 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester United at Hull City 9:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal at West Ham 12:25 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Liverpool at Manchester CityFOOTBALLNFL schedule 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 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Today 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) Saturday Pinstripe Bowl At New YorkNotre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C.Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At OrlandoMiami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz.Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, TexasMiddle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San AntonioOregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San DiegoArizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La.Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, TexasVirginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn.Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At AtlantaTexas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasUNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At JacksonvilleNebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At OrlandoWisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At TampaIowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, TexasMissouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’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. Friday’s Games Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’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 Webster Bank Arena, 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. 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FX 22 136 248 “Rocky Balboa” (2006, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young. “Real Steel” (2011, Action) Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly. A boxing promoter and his son build a robot ghter. “Real Steel” (2011, Action) CNN 24 200 202Situation RoomCross re (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnderson Cooper 360 TNT 25 138 245Castle A crime scene without a victim. Castle “Kick the Ballistics” d NBA Basketball Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets. From the Toyota Center in Houston. (N)d NBA Basketball: Clippers at Trail Blazers NIK 26 170 299HathawaysHathawaysHathawaysHathawaysSpongeBob SquarePants Full House Full House Full House Full House Friends Friends SPIKE 28 168 241Cops Cops “In Denial” Cops Cops Cops Cops iMPACT Wrestling (N) Cops Cops MY-TV 29 32 -The Ri emanThe Ri emanM*A*S*H M*A*S*H House “Merry Little Christmas” House Cuddy receives gift. 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For details, call Todd at 365-5161 or Andy at 867-0678.Lake City online registration open Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at www.lcccyb.com Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call league president Jessica Langley at 867-1897. FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration continues through Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. RUNNING Registration for Blue Grey 5k The Olustee Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Registration is at Carquest Auto Parts or Step Fitness. All runners that register before Thursday are guaranteed a long sleeve dri fit tech tee race shirt. Online registration is at www.stepfitnessonline.com For details, contact Michelle Richards at stepfitnesslic@yahoo.com YOUTH BASKETBALL Sign-up open for RCC/AMN leagues Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at sign-up. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. A coaches meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 8. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Q From staff reports

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 15year-old girl and a caring person. I’m worried about my mother. She has been an addict for nine years. She always says she wants help, but she never fol-lows through with getting the help she needs. I have asked her many times to go and get help, and have told her how bad her using makes me feel. What do you think I can do to encourage her to fol-low through with treatment? I miss my mother. Any advice would be appreci-ated. -IN NEED OF HELP IN OLYMPIA, WASH. DEAR IN NEED OF HELP: You are not only a caring young woman, you are also mature for your age and intelligent. If your mother has been an addict since you were 6, your entire childhood has been spent taking care of her and raising yourself. I am truly sorry for that. Because nothing you say gets through to her, consid-er moving in with another relative if that’s possible. You should also join a Narateen support group. It’s a 12-step program for teenage friends and family members of addicts. There is one in your city called “Hope for Today.” To find the location, check the Nar-Anon website, www.nar-anon.org. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a grandmother, a former teacher and I have my mas-ter’s in child psychology. I was also a school board member. I love children. Please pass this along to parents and anyone else who cares for children: Quit force-feeding them! Again and again I see par-ents beg and coerce their kids to eat. There are too many obese people in the world. Kids will eat when they are hungry. Just don’t give them any junk in between. I know a dad who told me he forced his son to finish his food until the son went and threw up. He said he will never do that again. Remember, children have small stomachs. They don’t need to eat much to feel full. Restaurants serve too much. Let kids eat when they need to. Just give them healthy choices. -DIANE IN MILWAUKEE DEAR DIANE: Unfortunately, babies don’t come with written instructions. Many parents “encourage” their children to eat because they’re afraid if they don’t they’re not doing their job. It’s a reflection of their anxiety. And I agree, restaurant portions are usually larger than customers should consume in one meal, which is why those who are watching their calories are advised to cut the por-tions in half before eating. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a grown woman with a won-derful husband, two jobs and five beautiful children. I am a good person. My parents raised me to be respectful and accepting. My arms are partially tattooed with beautiful flowers. Family members openly express their dis-like of it. They have a right to their thoughts and to say what they please. What can I say back that tells them how rude they are and how they hurt me? -INKED AND IRKED IN POCATELLO, IDAHO DEAR INKED AND IRKED: You should say, “When you gave your opinion about my arms, I heard you the first time. For you to keep repeating it is insulting and hurtful, so please cut it out. I think my tattoos are beautiful and THAT’S what’s impor-tant.” And if your family members persist in mak-ing cruel comments, you have my permission to end the conversation. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Quiet time, relaxing and enjoying the comfort of your own company or that of someone who makes you feel secure and balanced should be your plan. It’s a difficult time of the year and emotions and anxiety will be hard to con-trol. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Socializing will be a blast from your past when people you haven’t seen for a long time engage in a walk down memory lane. Enjoy the time spent with old friends. You’ll discover that you have more options than you realized. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t feel pressured or obligated to help others. You need to spend some down time taking care of your needs. Reorganize and reconsider your cur-rent position and what’s required of you to bring greater joy and stability to your life. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Head to an unusual destination. The journey you take today, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or oth-erwise, will lead to an interesting beginning and an opening that will bring greater stability to your life and partnerships. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do something exhilarating or travel about visiting and sharing ideas and plans with friends. Be cautious if the weather or other con-ditions prevail that could lead to injury. Talks can be made via Facetime or Skype just as easily as in person. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pampering, relaxing or just spending time with someone special should highlight your day. You don’t have to spend a lot to have a good time or take chances in order to impress someone special. Good planning is all that’s required. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Adjust to change. Don’t make a fuss or take on too much. Keep life simple by accepting the inevitable. Coasting along will be your best bet. Curl up with a good book or do something that you find relaxing. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Interacting with others will be exciting but also lead to some controversial topics. Offering to help others is fine, but don’t take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Offer suggestions, nothing more. Put love as a top pri-ority. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Spend time preparing for the new year. Get your house in order and your plans for the future in place. Make the changes at home and to your position that will allow you to live life your way. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Be careful while traveling or discussing any information with author-ity figures or those from different backgrounds. Say less and it will spare you the grief of a sudden change of plans due to a misunderstanding. Act responsibly and compas-sionately. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Take a close look at your financial situation. You may have to make some budget cuts in order to head into the new year without feeling a financial pinch. Collect any out-standing debts or consider ways to consolidate what you owe. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A partnership change may take you by surprise. Listen to complaints and make a decision that will lead to a better future. Let go of a situation that isn’t good. Forward thinking will lead to victory. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Mom’s promises to kick drug habit are just empty words Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 3B

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4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase No.: 12-2012-CA-000096BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUC-CESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPF/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPPlaintiff,v.ANDRES D. DECK; et al.,Defendants,NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Summary Judgment dated October 17, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2012-CA-000096, of the Circuit Court of the Third Judi-cial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPF/K/ACOUN-TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERV-ICING, LP, is Plaintiff, and AN-DRES D. DECK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRES D. DECK.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC,. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK,; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TOBE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN IN-TERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-ER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants.P.DEWITTCASON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash on the third floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse, located at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055 at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of January, 2014 the fol-lowing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:THE NORTHEAST1/4 OF BLOCK 314, WESTERN DIVISION OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLOR-IDA, ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE EAST1/2 OF BLOCK 314, WESTERN DIVI-SION OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of re-cord as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommoda-tion to participate should call the ADACoordinator, Jacquetta Brad-ley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770.WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 10, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542517December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-2013-CA-000248FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.WILLIAM R. CRAIG, et al.,Defendants,NOTICE OF ACTIONTOWJF TRUSTNO.2Last Known Address: 213 SE Scar-lett Way, Lake City, FL32025You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-ing property in COLUMBIACounty, Florida, has been instituted against you:LOT36, SUZANNE SUBDIVI-SION, UNIT2, ASUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDATOGETHER WITH ACERTAIN 2011 TOWN HOMES LIMITED DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NUMBER’S FLTHLCT2830G1754A& FLTHLCT2830G1754BProperty Address 213 SE Scarlett Way, Lake City, FL32025 The action was instituted in the Cir-cuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida; Case No. 12-2013-CA-000248; and is styled FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHARTERED SAV-INGS BANK v. WILLIAM R. CRAIG; DAWN MARIE CRAIG; WJF TRUSTNO. 2; UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POSSESSION; and LegalUNKNOWN TENANT2 IN POS-SESSION.You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Courtney M. Johnson, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is One Independent Drive, Suite 1650, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, email: servicecopies@qpwblaw.com and Cjohnson@qpwblaw.com, on or be-fore 30 days from the first date of publication of this Notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the foregoing Plaintiff’s Attorney or im-mediately after such service; other-wise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment of decree in the Plaintiff’s interest which will be binding upon you.DATED: December 11, 2013P. DeWitt CasonAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05542515December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-319-CAFIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.LISAM. CRUZ A/K/ALISAMI-CHELLE CRUZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISAM. CRUZ A/K/ALISAMICHELLE CRUZ; UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POS-SESSION and UNKNOWN TEN-ANT1 IN POSSESSIONDefendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on Oc-tober 10, 2013 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055, the following descri-bed property:COMMENCE ATTHE SOUTH-EASTCORNER OF THE SOUTH-WEST1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 613.38 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 22 MIN. WEST, 175.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 25.00 FEETTO THE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF SAID LOTWHICH IS THE POINTOF BEGINNING; CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 125.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 22 MIN. EAST, 105.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNIN. SAID LANDS ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTNO. 18 IN BLOCK C OF AZALEAPARK SUBDIVISON, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-SION IN COULUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPTROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS.Property Address: 273 SWFerndale Place, Lake City, Fl 32025ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERSTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANYOTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACTIF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABLITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, ATNO COSTTO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-TANCE. PERSONS WITH ADISA-BILITYWHO NEED ACCOMO-DATION TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD CALLCALLTHE ADACOORDINATOR, P.O. BOX 1569, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32056, 386-719-7248, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-CEIPTOF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8770.Dated: December 11, 2013P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542516December 19, 26, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 122012CA000484CAAXMXBANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,Plaintiff,vs.LARRYJUDY; MELANIE JUDY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POS-SESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated November 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 122012CA000484CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Cir-cuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and LARRYJUDY; MELANIE JUDYand UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE COLUM-BIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE AT173 N.E. HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of January 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:LOT9, BLOCK 11, COUNTRYCLUB ESTATES REPLAT, AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERE-OF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 32, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Aperson claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in or-der to participate in a court proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assis-tance. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations in order to participate in a court pro-ceeding should contact the ADACo-ordinator, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hear-ing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice im-paired should call (800) 955-8770.Dated this 27th day of November 2013.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of said CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05542450December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 13-000181-CAACAMPUS USACREDITUNIONPlaintiff,vs.REAVES C. COLE, et al.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 5th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 7, Block 2, Forest Hills, Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Columbia County, FloridaTOGETHER WITH: all the im-provements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.The aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 13-000181-CAAnow pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in or-der to participate in a court proceed-ing, you are entitled, at n o cost to you, the provision of certain assis-tance. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations in order to participate in a court pro-ceeding should contact the ADACo-ordinator, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days, if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED this 11th day of December, 2013P. DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542522December 19, 26, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY,FLORIDAPROBATE DIVI-SIONFile No. 13-280-CPDivision PROBATEIN RE: ESTATE OFWAYNE WILLIAM NEUBAUER JR.,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of WAYNE WILLIAM NEUBAUER JR., deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for COLUMBIACounty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernan-do Ave., Lake City, FL. 32025. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal rep-resentative's attorney are set forth be-low.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is December 19, 2013.Personal Representative:JANICE RUTH NEUBAUER381 SWDallas TerraceFt. White, Florida 32038Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR.Florida Bar Number: 0798797905 SWBaya Dr.,Lake City, FL. 32025Telephone: (386) 961-9959Fax: (386) 961-9956E-Mail: lloydpeterson@hotmail.com05542596December 19, 26, 2013 N THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2013-CA-000423CAMPUS USACREDITUNION,Plaintiff,vs.DON J. TOWNSEND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON J. TOWNSEND, FLORIDACREDITUNION, UN-KNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 19 day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 15, Block “C” AZALEAPARK SUBDIVISION, unrecorded: Com-mence at the Southeast Corner of the SW1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 4 South, Range 17 East, and run N 00 deg. 40’00” W, 613.38 feet; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 485.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W,25.00 feet to the Southeast Cor-ner of said Lot, for a Point of Begin-ning; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 100.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W.125.00 feet; thence S 89 deg. 22’00” E, 100.00 feet; thence S 00 deg. 40'00” E, 125.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, Columbia Coun-ty, Florida.TOGETHER WITH: all the im-provements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.The aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 2013-CA-000423 now pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida.An person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.DATED this 17th day of December, 2013.P, DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542601December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 13-642-CADivision: Circuit CivilDAVID LEE SOMHORSTPlaintiff,vs.JERRYM. SMITH; ANYAND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-DER, AND AGAINSTTHE HERE-IN NAMED INDIVIDUALDE-FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-KNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-SESSION,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: JERRYM. SMITH, Defendant, and to all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against De-fendant, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or in-terest in the property herein descri-bed.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a le-gal proceeding filed against you for foreclosure on a mortgage/note. The action involves real property in CO-LUMBIACounty, Florida, more full described as follows:THE WEST50.65 FEETOF THE NORTH 31.29 FEETOF THE SOUTH 159.26 FEETOF THE WEST1/2 OF BLOCK 3, CEN-TRALDIVISION, OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY.TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVID-ED ONE-HALF INTERESTIN AND TO THE SOUTH WALLAND FOUNDATION OF THE BUILDING PRESENTLYLOCAT-ED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTYAND THE RIGHTTO USE SAID SOUTH WALLAS APARTYWALLIN CONNECTION WITH THE PREMISES ADJOIN-ING THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTYON THE SOUTH.Property Appraiser’s Property Num-ber: 00-00-00-12632-003Physical Address: 317 N Marion Ave., Lake City, Florida.The action was instituted in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, COLUMBIACounty, Florida, and is styled DA-VID LEE SOMHORSTvs. JERRYM. SMITH, et. al.You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose ad-dress is 905 SWBaya Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or before January 10, 2014, and file the origi-nal with the clerk of this court either before service on LLOYD E. PE-TERSON, JR. or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint or petition.The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiff’s interest which will be binding upon you.DATED: December 16, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Third Judicial Circuit CourtCOLUMBIACounty, FloridaBy /s/ S. SandsDeputy Clerk05542529December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUM-BIACOUNTY.CIVILACTION NO. 13-803-DRIN RE: The Marriage ofHAROLD EARLJOHNSON,Husband/Respondent,andVICKIE DARNELL,Wife/Petitioner.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO HAROLD EARLJOHNSONLast know address: 7777 98th PlaceLive Oak, Florida 32060YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Other Relief has been filed against you in the above styled cause, and you are required to serve a copy of your answer or pleading to the Petition upon the Wife’s Attor-neys, ROBERTA. SANDOW, Post Office Box 2818, Lake City, Florida 32056, and to file the original thereof in the office of the Clerk of the above styled Court whose name and address is P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of Circuit Court, Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida 32056 on or before January 16, 2014 if you care to contest the same; otherwise, the allegations set forth in the Peti-tion will be taken as confessed by you, and a Default may be entered against you.DONE AND ORDERED in Lake City, Florida, this 10th day of De-cember, 2013P. DEWITTCASONBy: /s/ Sol. S. RodriguezDeputy Clerk05542498December 12, 19, 26, 2013January 2, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 13000043CAAXMXJPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,Plaintiff,vs.SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASU-ZANNE JAMES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASUZANNE JAMES; IF LIV-ING, INCLUDING ANYUN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTH-ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DE-FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1 NKABRANDYCOL-WELL; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTBYPURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHING-TOMNMUTUALBANK, FA, AS SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO GREATWESTERN BANK, AFSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTTOAMERIIFIRSTSAVINGS BANK A/K/AAMERIFIRSTBANK C/O PAM CHIN QUEE;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as:Lot 12, WOODGATE VILLAGE, UNIT2, according to the plat there-of, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 84 and 84A, of the Public Records of Columbia County, Florida.to include a;1989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32A10383ST00462912711989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32B10383ST0046325983A/K/ART21 BOX 350, Lake City, FL32024at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, West door of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, Fl 32056 at 11:00 AM, on April 9, 2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055 (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear.Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771.Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 11th day of December, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542572December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE PRO-POSALNotice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Depart-ment of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (sur-face use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails Sys-tem Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Ex-change Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publica-tion of this notice is required by land exchange regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the pub-lic scoping effort to identify any is-sues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7).The interest in land under the juris-diction of the FS that is being con-sidered for exchange can be descri-bed as: Arailroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridian, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the juris-diction of the Non-Federal Parties’that is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail be-ing a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Town-ship 4 South, Range 18 East, Colum-bia County Florida and portions of Sections 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Florida, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of SecLAKE CITY REPORTER This Reporter Works For You! 755-5440Classifieds 755-5445 Circulation REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com

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Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Su-pervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4160) or by email (comments-southern-florida@fs.fed.us) within 45 days after the initial date of publi-cation of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 05542489December 19, 26, 2013January 2, 9, 2014 100Job Opportunities05542624Admissions & Marketing Asst. RN Supervisors Day & Night Shift 180 bed skilled and rehab facility is looking for dynamic, positive and experienced candidates with related work experiences. One to two years experience in a long term and rehab SNF, familiar with regulatory, payor source requirements, demonstrate effective customer focused communications, high morale, leadership qualities and self directed. Contact: Suwannee Health Care Center – Staff Development Office 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL32064, Tel 386-362-7860 Camping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS.. Open Position: Sales Person High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience in Sales RVSales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. Camping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS. Open Position: Title Clerk High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience as a title clerk. RV Sales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. Case ManagerPosition PT/CM needed for grant funded programs serving senior adults in Columbia County. Applicant must have 4 yr. degree in aging/health related area. Self directed; computer literate. Starts at $12/hr. Send resume attention: Executive Director, P.O. Box 1772, Lake City, FL32056. EOE Tax Preparer Liberty Tax Service is looking for tax preparers with strong customer service skills to deliver many happy returns. Tax preparation isn’t just about bean counting! Are you a “people person” with quick learning skills and committed to accuracy and detail? Apply to Liberty Tax Service! E-mail to lakecity@libertytax.com or call 386-754-0311. 120Medical EmploymentD irector of Nursing Avalon Healthcare is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Nursing. RN and Management Experience in LTC required. 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 expresstrainingservices.com 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 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 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 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. ForRent1BD/1BA$500 month $200 Security Deposit, Utilities included, 413 Madison St, Call Chris 386-365-2515 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $625-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 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 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 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 810Home forSale 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 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 810Home forSale 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 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 Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 180 East Duval St. Lake City, FLorida 32055Contact us at the paper.Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.5:00 p.m.CLASSIFIED ADS 386-755-5440 SUBSCRIPTION 386-755-5445 ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS 386-752-1293 ELECTRONIC ADS SEND TOads@lakecityreporter.com THIS REPORTER WORKS FOR YOU! Lake City Reporter

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The team of Cory DePratter, Brandon Goss, Jerry West and Brian Shead put the hammer down early and rode to a decisive win in the MGA Shamble Trio tournament. Their total of 194 put them five shots clear of the second-place group of Bruce Ford, Bruce Gibson, Bud Johnson and Mike Boris. Individual winners were Jonathan Allen for low gross score of 72 and Dennis Hendershot for low net score of 62. Cory DePratter (+6) needed all four of his birdies to dodge a strong challenge from Dennis Crawford (+5) in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz. Jonathan Allen (+2) fin ished in third and added a small pot hole win to his days take. Mickey Wilcox had a little more breathing room in B flight, posting a +10 to ease by Jerry Wests +8. Ed Snow, Eddy Brown and Corey Bannister tied for third place with +6. Crawford, Wilcox and Bannister shared the skins pot. A maxed-out pot hole remains in play. Hank Rone (+7) got the better of a big field in Sundays blitz. Mike Carr and Charlie Timmons tied for second with +5, one point better than Scott Kishton, Chris Lewis, Tom Wade and Mickey Wilcox. Closest to the pin win ners were Slay on No. 5, Terry Hunter on No. 7 and Dave Mehl on Nos. 15 and 17. Rone, Timmons and Mehl split the skins pot with Dave Berish and Jason Self. Dottie Rogers used her flat stick 30 times to take a one stroke victory over Natalie Bryant in the LGA low putts contest. Gloria Rowley finished third with 33 putts. The winners left nothing on the table, splitting the chip-in pot with one apiece. The team of Bobby Simmons, Nick Whitehurst, Dave Cannon and Paul Davis led off Good Old Boys play with an 8-6 win over the team of Ed Snow, Howard Whitaker, Stan Woolbert and Bill Rogers. Match 2 found the four some of Rhea Hart, Bob Wheary, Jim McGriff and Dan Stephens finish ing three points up on the group of Mark Risk, Tommy Hosford, Larry Ward and Bill Wheeler. Competition tailed off in Match 3 when Joe Persons, Don Christensen, Jim Stevens and Emerson Darst pounded out a 7-3 win over the team of Barney Hart, Jim Bell, Merle Hibbard and Carl Wilson. Simmons (38-38-76) vaulted into the medalist seat on the strength of an eagle on the difficult tenth hole. Risk (38-39-77) and Snow (40-38-78) were his closest pursuers. Hart and Da Man Stephens finished in the top tier with 79. Woolbert and Persons tied for the best front nine score with 39. Christensen took the back side with 39. The Chamber of Commerce tournament is Jan. 24. This past year has flown by. With so many changes that took place we are ready to see what the new year has in store for us. The course is in the best shape ever. All of the sup port we have had is truly appreciated. The weekly Friday Dogfight and Wednesday Blitz are starting to get busier. Anyone can sign up and play, so come on out and join us. Price is $16 plus your normal cart fee. This weeks winners in the Wednesday Blitz were: first-Keith Denmark +6; second-Wally Christie +5; third (tie)-Bill Ryan and Pete Sapienza +4. Skin winners were Luther Huffman, Tim Tortorice, Ralph Minster, Chet Carter, Denmark and Ryan with two. Closest to the pin win ners were Huffman on No. 3, Gerald Smithy on No. 5, Denmark on No. 11 and Chris Sanders on Nos. 15 and 17. Chet Carter won the Friday Dogfight with a +6. Al Cohoon was sec ond with +5. In a fourway tie at +4 were Bob Sonntag, Soon-Boong Lee, Tim Tortorice and Frank Soucinek. Skin winners were Randy Heavrin, Luke Soucinek, Frank Soucinek, Ronnie Ash and Sonntag. Closest to the pin win ners were Don Horn on No. 3, Heavrin on No. 5, Bob McGraw on No. 11, Ash on No. 15 and Carter on No. 17. Sunday Scramble win ners were teammates Luke Soucinek, Al Greene and Todd Morre with a -4. The pot rolled over again and is getting big. Mondays Top-of-the-Hill winners were Bob Sonntag and Don Horn, who tied at +2. Al Cohoon took third with a +1. Quail Heights wishes everyone a safe and happy new year. If you would like to take up golf as a new years resolution, or just because, call our pro Todd Carter at 867-3837 to schedule private lessons. If you have a question or need to schedule an event, call the pro shop at 752-3339. 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 6BSports Jump Lake City Reporter New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $136 $ 29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires December 31, 2013 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Located at SHANDS Lake City, Live Oak & Starke Womens Center of Florida ALL MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICAID & MEDICARE FREE Pregnancy Ultrasound WITH THIS AD* *Insurance billing may occur if necessary. Some Restrictions apply. 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Tommy Randolph, MD Family Practice Athena Randolph, MD Pediatrics QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff GOLF REPORTS Year of change, support West foursome makes shambles out of field JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Holiday tourneys Fort White High and Columbia High are playing in holiday basketball tournaments this week. Fort White (9-0) plays Foundation Academy at 4 p.m. today in the 2013 Hitchcocks Basketball Challenge hosted by Santa Fe High. The 16-team tournament continues through Monday with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Columbia (4-4) plays Seminole High at 4:30 p.m. today in the Jarvis Williams Tournament hosted by Palatka High. The tournament continues through Saturday with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. At right, Fort Whites Christian Helsel (24) is guarded by Santa Fes Darius Jackson as he looks to take a shot in the Indians 72-60 home win on Friday. Stricker did fine with cutback schedule Associated Press Steve Strickers plan was to defend his title at Kapalua and walk away from the PGA Tour for the rest of the year. Over the holidays leading into 2013, he reached a compromise and cut his schedule rough ly in half. His sponsors sup ported him. Stricker didnt have great expectations starting his year of semi-retirement. If I could just make enough money to pay year ly expenses, Im fine with that, he said. If we dont have to touch anything Ive put away ... I dont need to do what Im doing just to make money. Id rather be staying at home, doing things at home with the foundation and my kids. Stricker was runnerup that week at Kapalua and made $665,000. He didnt play for six weeks, and then earned $275,000 in the Accenture Match Play Championship. Two weeks later, he brought in $880,000 at Doral. He finished the year with just over $4.4 million, the third-highest total of his career.