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Local legal officials seek
another county judge
State won't certify
another judge for
at least a year.
By TONY BRITT
Columbia County won't
get an additional county
judge for at least
According to a Dec. 15
brief from the Florida
Supreme Court, the court
did not certify that the coun-
ty needed another county
judge, though the court has
certified the need for 24
new county judges in the
state for fiscal year 2006-07.
The justices wrote:
"When the judgeships we
have certified are taken into
account, the remaining net
judicial need is less than 0.5
for each of the judgeships
requested. We have deter-
mined that in the absence of
special circumstances, we
must deny these requests."
Julian Collins, the Chief
Circuit Judge in the Third
Judicial Circuit, said The
Florida Supreme Court's
decision to not certify anoth-
er .Columbia County judge
was based on the analysis
on the number of court fil-
"Based on the analysis of
Columbia County filings
JUDGE continued on 12A
TONY BRITTILake City Reporter
A vacant courtroom may become the annual symbol for the Columbia
County county judge's post. Last week, the Florida Supreme Court failed to
certify the county's need for an additional county judge.
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JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter
Water birds take a rest and sun bathe on the fountain island in the middle of Lake DeSoto. The fountain is currently in need
of repairs, and will be working in as little as two weeks.
Fountain stops working in Lake City
Officials are working
on fixing broken
By LINDA YOUNG
Ducks, sea gulls and long-legged
wading birds living in the heart of
downtown Lake City are having the
time of their lives since the fountain
in the middle of Lake Desoto
They are using the fountain plat-
form as their personal island, where
they perch in the center of the lake
The fountain stopped working
when the aluminum brackets that
kept the pontoons together and the
fountain heads afloat broke, said
David Clanton, director, Lake City
City Wastewater Facilities.
"We're fabricating some parts for
it in the shop now," Clanton said.
"We're building them out of stain-
less steel now so this won't happen
City officials call repairing the
fountain a priority and expect to
have it working within two weeks.
Clanton said the fountain heads and
all the other mechanisms in it were
"We wanted to have it running
during the Christmas holidays," said
Joe Cone, city manager.
"It's been in the water for two
years," Cone said. "The frame broke
and when you turn it on it flips over.
It's been a real haven for the ducks
the last couple of weeks."
Normally the fountain spews sev-
eral streams of water up into the air
that fall back into the lake.
The soaring spray serves two
DESOTO continued on 12A
Museum in era
Open since 1980,
Lake City attraction
upgrades its grounds.
By LINDSAY DOWNEY
It's an era of improvement at the
Lake City/Columbia County
The museum, Which has been
open since 1980, is beautifying its
grounds, checking to see if any
major repairs need to be made and
adding new exhibits. The local land-
mark even received a new sign that
officially added the city to its name.
"Inside, we have things that are
of historical significance to the city
as well as the county," museum
president Glenda Reed said, adding
that the museum has some records
for Lake City buildings and ceme-
teries, as well as the histories of
Hacker Sign Company of Lake
City donated the museum's new
sign. The salmon-colored building
also recently added mulch to its
landscape, fresh paint to the porch
and made plumbing repairs to a
bathroom, Reed said.
Other renovations could be on
the way. On Thursday, the museum
began a survey of corrosion to the
"There's some deterioration
around the roof line and we're hav-
ing someone check it to see if it's
anything structural or if its just cos-
metic," Reed said. "It may just be a
matter of replacing some boards,
MUSEUM continued on 12A
Science fraud stirs
up stem cell research
Claim of cloning
11 human embroys
a sham, experts say.
By PAUL ELIAS and
SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists
fretted Friday that a spectacular
cloning fraud that hid in plain
sight has set back legitimate
stem cell work around the world.
Cloning experts and stem cell
scientists said research in the
potentially revolutionary field of
regenerative medicine will con-
tinue unabated. But they said
public confidence. in their work
had been weakened by a sham
branded by experts as the most
visible case of scientific fraud
they could recall.
Scientists also struggled to
explain how they didn't earlier
catch the charismatic South
Korean veterinarian's claim in a
Science paper published in May
that he cloned 11 human
embryos to produce stem cells.
"That's a difficult one," said
Keith Campbell, the University of
Nottingham researcher who
helped clone Dolly the sheep in
1997. "Scientists are asked to ref-
eree a lot of papers and to a cer-
tain extent we have to believe
each other as to the validity of the
A disgraced Hwang Woo-suk
resigned from Seoul National
University on Friday after the
school said the researcher fabri-
cated groundbreaking cloning and
FRAUD continued on 12A
Carting in the holiday spirit
Community rings in
holiday cheer with
golf cart parade.
By LINDSAY DOWNEY
Several homes in Eastside
Village retirement community
are adorned with poinsettias
and strings of lights for
Christmas. But Friday evening,
the golf carts got all the
Eastside residents gave their
golf carts Christmas
makeovers, complete.with red
ribbons, wreaths and Santa dec-
orations. Residents drove
eleven golf carts and two three-
wheel bicycles up and down the
streets of the community at
5 p.m. in hopes of stirring up
some Christmas spirit.
Residents who didn't drive in
the parade stood in their front
lawns and waved.
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Chuck Wilson, 64, his wife,
Joan, 65, led the procession in
full Santa and Mrs. Claus attire.
The Wilsons hung red. and sil-
ver tinsel from the roof of their t
golf cart and placed Christmas
gifts in the back.
"We're having a good time
and enjoying the holiday,"
Chuck Wilson said.
The community's social
director, Shirley Annello, said
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Eastside Village retirement
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Levens, 67,. (left) and
resident Lee Young, 92, ride
in the golf cart Young
decorated for the..:
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LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Renfro arrested after heroin sting
LOS ANGELES - Brad Renfro was
arrested in a sting operation after he
allegedly tried to buy heroin near
downtown's Skid Row, police said.
. The 23-year-old actor was booked for
investigation of felony attempting to
possess heroin, Detective Ron Hodges
"He was intending to buy real heroin
from an undercover officer," Hodges said.
Renfro, the star of the 1994 film "The
Client," was caught during a random
sting operation Thursday that resulted in
Howie Day arrested
for rowdy behavior
BOSTON-- Howie Day
was arrested at Logan
International Airport for
rowdy behavior on a Boston-
bound flight after he became
intoxicated from a mix of
alcohol and a sleeping pill.
The 24-year-old pop singer
pleaded innocent to a charge
of interfering with a flight
crew at his arraignment
Friday in East Boston District
Court He was released on
personal recognizance and
refused to comment to
reporters afterward. He's due
the arrests of 14 other suspects, Hodges
Renfro's lawyer did not immediately
return a call for comment placed after
business hours Thursday.
The actor was charged in 1998 with
possession of cocaine and marijuana, but
avoided jail time in a plea deal.
He was arrested in May 2001 and
charged with underage drinking. The
next year, he was charged with driving
without a license and public intoxication.
Both violated terms of his probation.
back in court March 16.
Authorities said the charge
carries a fine of $10 to $500, a
jail term of one month to six
months, or both.
Day, who is from Brewer,
Maine, was returning home
for the holidays and took a pill
to help him sleep on the flight
from Dallas, said his lawyer,
"He had a couple of drinks.
The pill interacted with the
drinks and he became
intoxicated. He feels badly if
he inconvenienced anyone, or
caused any discomfort,"
Kelley told reporters outside
court "He has and will
apologize, and our hope is that
Dave Bartholomew is 85.
* Federal health administrator
Anthony S. Fauci is 65.
* Recording company
executive Mike Curb is 61.
* Rock singer-musician
Lemmy (Motorhead) is 60.
* Actor Grand L. Bush is 50.
* Actor Clarence Gilyard is
* Actress Stephanie Hodge is
* Rock musician lan Burden
(The Human League) is 48.
" Designer Kate Spade is 43.
" Rock singer Mary Ramsey
(10,000 Maniacs) is 42.
" Actor Mark Valley is 41.
" Actor Diedrich Bader is 39.
" Singer Ricky Martin is 34.
" "American Idol" host Ryan
Seacrest is 31.
we'll be able to resolve this
thing as promptly as possible."
into drug program
LOS ANGELES - Nora
Aunor, one of the Philippines'
most popular film and music
stars, was accepted into the
county's drug court program
and may avoid time behind
bars for a drug possession
"Nora will be going through
a program requiring much
introspection and discipline,"
her lawyers from the firm
Edelberg & Espina wrote in a
statement released Thursday.
Aunor, 53, was arrested
March 30 at Los Angeles
International Airport after
security screeners allegedly
found 8 grams of
methamphetamine and a glass
pipe in her carryon bag.
Known as 'The Superstar"
to her fans, she has appeared
in more than 170 films and
recorded more than two dozen
albums, including scores of hit
singles. On-screen, she has
starred with leading men of
her time, including Joseph
Estrada, who became the
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Thought for Today
"Christmas is the day that holds
all time together."
- Alexander Smith,
Scottish poet and essayist (1830-1867).
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FORT LAUDERDALE -
The landing gear on a
commuter plane carrying
16 passengers malfunctioned
when the aircraft landed
Friday at Fort Lauderdale-
Airport, but the plane landed
safely and no one was
Laura Brown said the Beech
1900 aircraft operated by
Airlines as Continental
Connection Flight 9288 had a
problem with its nose gear.
The flight was arriving from
"The nose gear didn't
extend when they landed,"
The passengers were taken
off the aircraft on the runway
and bused without incident to
the terminal, she said.
based in Dania, has more
than 220 daily departures
around Florida, the Bahamas
and the Caribbean, according
to the company's web site. It
has an alliance with
Continental Airlines to
operate as Continental
gets $1.3 million
PENSACOLA - A former
restaurant manager who was
examining wiring from
Christmas lights in 2002 won
a nearly $1.3 million verdict
against his former employers.
Escambia County jurors
awarded the money to
William Eberlin of Gulf
Breeze on Wednesday. They
found Innisfree Hotels Inc.
and Sunrise Hospitality of
Pensacola Beach liable for
injuries Eberlin, 35, suffered
on Dec. 20, 2002.
The companies own
Beachside Resort where
Eberlin was working when
customers complained that
exterior Christmas lights at
the nearby hotel were
connected to exposed wires
in the base of a fallen lamp
Eberlin, a volunteer
firefighter, stepped on nearby
wet grass when he went to
check the situation.
SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
-Sat. 8:00am-5:30pm * Closed Sun.
"All he remembers is
feeling the surge of electricity
and collapsing," said Marcus
Michles, Eberlin's attorney.
"Mr. Eberlin was just
attempting to disable what he
perceived to be a hazard to
his customers and others."
Eberlin now suffers
short-term memory loss,
headaches, muscle fatigue,
weakness' and cramping,
Michles said. He undergoes
regular physical therapy and,
is on medication.
The jury award included
$500,000 for mental anguish
and loss of enjoyment of life
and more than $776,000 for
past and future lost wages
and medical expenses.
Five killed in
WEST PALM BEACH - A
mother, her three children
and another driver were
killed when their vehicles
collided south of Yeehaw
Junction, authorities said.
Mary Ann Smalls, 34, of
Okeechobee County, was
driving north on U.S. 441
when she apparently lost
control of her car about
8:30 a.m. Thursday, Florida
Highway Patrol Lt. Tim Frith
said. The car drifted over the
center line and into the path
of a truck, Frith said.
Killed were Smalls and her
children, Samantha, 11,
Anthony, 9, and Jonathan,
believed to be 4. The driver
of the truck, Frank Brady Jr.,
48, also was killed.
His passenger, Thomas
Fralix, of Okeechobee, was
taken to Raulerson Regional
Medical Center with
"He said it happened so
fast, there was nowhere to
go," Frith said.
The family was driving to
Orlando to catch a flight to
meet Smalls' husband in
Indiana, Frith said.
He was there for his
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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
Mark Gordon, who lost his home during Hurricane Wilma, sits in
front of his home-made shelter on an empty parking lot in
Plantation, on Wednesday.
Holiday spirit suffers
in wake of Wilma
By ADRIAN SAINZ
FORT LAUDERDALE -
After Hurricane Wilma
mangled Carla McMullen's
comfortable rental home two
months ago, she and her three
children slept in her compact
car, next to strangers in a coun-
ty shelter and on the dirty floor
of an acquaintance's home.
McMullen managed to work
and send her kids to school,
but only recently did the single
mother finally secure a clean,
provided by Broward County.
Because of Wilma, this will
be a dismal Christmas for
McMullen and her children,
ages 8, 12 and 16, and thou-
sands of other South
Floridians. McMullen said she
received about $1,300 from
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for hous-
ing assistance but because of
the spiking rents, she has been
unable to find an affordable
"It's going to pretty much
Delivery of the Christmas
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/spend time with their families.
The normal delivery schedule
will resume with the Tuesday,
Dec. 27 issue.
defense is fake
PANAMA CITY - A
Milwaukee man facing the
death penalty for allegedly
killing a police officer was
recorded telling a friend that
he is acting mentally in
competent so his trial will be
postponed and he'll be sent to
No felony arrests were
Fire, EMS Calls
Thursday, Dec. 22
* 3:04 p.m., rescue assist,
intersection of Eloise and
Lanvale streets, one primary
* 4:47 p.m., grass fire,
U.S. 27 at the Suwannee
County line, one primary and
one volunteer unit responded.
* 6:25 p.m., vehicle fire,
State Road 47 south, one
primary and one volunteer unit
* 7:10 p.m., transformer,
U.S. 441 North, one primary
and one volunteer unit
* 8:41 p.m., rescue assist,
Rebecca Road, four volunteer
* 9:03 p.m., rescue assist,
Lonnie Road, two volunteer
Friday, Dec. 23.
* 7:24 a.m., wreck,
Interstate 75, one primary and
two volunteer units responded.
* 9:12 a.m., gas leak, Eadie
Street, four primary units
* 9:37 a.m., rescue assist,
County Road 138, two
volunteer units responded.
* 10:12 a.m., structure fire,
Deer Trail Road, two primary
and three volunteer units
suck," said McMullen, 35, as
she unpacked clothes and
other items from her car. "My
kids were even telling me not
to get them anything, but I still
plan to get them something.
Normally, we're putting up the
Christmas tree and making
cookies around this time of
Thousands of homes were
destroyed by Wilma, which
struck Oct. 24, and the subse-
quent rains that collapsed
damaged roofs. While many
displaced residents are living
with family or friends,
thousands are still in their
damaged homes or relief
Some of those left without
shelter - many of them poor
to begin with - now find
themselves living in a motel
under a Miami-Dade County
program. Some are looking
for jobs and apartments, while
others await word that .they
either received federal assis-
tance or must find their own
In a tape released by
prosecutors Thursday, Robert
Bailey is heard telling John
Braz in a jailhouse phone call
last week, 'TfeicauIn t try me
if they find me mildly retarded
"I ain't no rookie when it
come to this (expletive),
brother. I'm playing' all my little
cards, brother," Bailey says to
Braz, who was in the car when
Bailey allegedly shot Panama
City Beach Police Sgt Kevin
Kight during a traffic stop last
Baily's lawyer, Deputy
Public Defender Walter Smith,
has filed several motions
seeking to show that his
23-year-old client is retarded
or suffers mental problems.
* From staff and wire reports
* 11:24 a.m., wreck, Bascom
Norris Drive, one primary unit
* 12:03 p.m., rescue assist,
Old Wire Road, one volunteer
* 12:57 p.m., rescue assist,
Interstate 10, one volunteer unit
* 1:13 p.m., rescue assist,
Ellisville, one volunteer unit
* 1:56 p.m., fire alarm,
Meridian Behavioral Health
Care, four primary units
* From staff reports.
Church repairing roof damage
caused by powerful winds
By LINDSAY DOWNEY
First Baptist Church,
182 NE Justice St., is repair-
ing the roof on its educational
annex after powerful winds
damaged some shingles this
"It's just repairs from hurri-
cane damage," pastor Troy
Varnum said he didn't
know many details of the
repairs because church
volunteers were spearheading
the reconstruction effort.
A few feet of Northeast
Hernando Avenue were roped
off with yellow caution tape
Friday as workers from
O'Neal Roofing, Inc. of Lake
City were on top of the
red-brick building for the
third day in a row.
"Some of the wind blew the
tabs off," O'Neal Roofing fore-
man Richard Tyre said,
explaining that tabs are the
tips of the shingles. "It's
JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter
Workers put new shingles onto the roof the First Baptist Church of Lake City on Thursday
Tyre said he hopes to have
the roof's repairs completed
by the middle of next week.
Neither Varnum nor Tyre
knew how much the repairs
When hurricanes hit, wind
forces are transported from
the roofs of buildings down
to the exterior walls, and
then down into the
foundations, according to
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's Web
site. When wind forces are
not properly transferred to
the ground, they can cause
Boynton Beach student sues because of Pledge
BOYNTON BEACH - A
high school junior has sued
the Palm Beach County
School Board, claiming he
was ridiculed and punished
for refusing to stand during
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Cameron Frazier, with the
support of the American Civil
Liberties Union, is challeng-
ing the school district and
Florida law that require
students to show written
permission from their parents
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before declining to recite the
Teacher Cynthia Alexandre
called the 17-year-old student
"so ungrateful and so
un-American" after he twice
refused to stand for the
pledge in Alexandre's class-
room Nov. 8, according to a
federal lawsuit filed Thursday.
Frazier was then removed
from the classroom. He is
seeking unspecified damages
and legal fees.
"Patriotism is more than
going along with everybody
else and just saluting a flag.
It's about things like support-
ing our troops during the
holidays and helping
hurricane victims," Frazier
said in a statement provided
by the ACLU.
'This lawsuit is not about
the Pledge of Allegiance,"
said Howard Simon, executive
director of the ACLU of
Florida. "It is about his right
to choose not to stand to
recite the Pledge of
School district spokesman
Nat Harrington said he could
not comment on pending
State law says the pledge
needs to be recited at the
beginning of the day at all ele-
mentary, middle and high
schools. A student must stand
for the pledge even if he is
exempt from reciting it with a
written request from a parent,
"You cannot be disruptive
during that time or any other
time," Harrington said.
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Saturday, December 24, 2005
The Census bureau's
definitively that the
American political center
of gravity has shifted to the South and
West. Those states are now as
politically dominant as the Northeast
and Midwest were in 1940.
That trend will accelerate when the
435 House seats are reapportioned
after the full decennial census in 2010.
Texas and Florida are expected to
gain three seats each. Nevada,
Arizona and Utah are likely to gain a
seat. New York and Ohio are likely to
lose two each, and Iowa, Pennsylvania
and Massachusetts will also lose.
The exception to growth in the
South was Louisiana, which even
before Katrina was on track to lose a
seat. This latest census estimate was
conducted before the mass migration
out of New Orleans so the state may
yet still lose more clout.
The South did indeed rise again;
36 percent of the nation's population
lives there, putting it well ahead of
the other regions - the West
with 23 percent, the Midwest with
22 percent and the Northeast with
18 percent. The three states that lost
population between 2000 and 2004
were Rhode Island, New York and
Over half the nation, 54 percent,
lives in the 10 most populous states, a
concentration that could grow as the
Census bureau found that over half,
52 percent, of the population growth
from 2004 to 2005 occurred in just five
states, Florida, Texas, California,
Arizona and Georgia.
For the 19th straight year, Nevada
grew at the fastest rate followed by
Arizona, Idaho, Florida, Utah,
Georgia, Texas, North Carolina,
Delaware - the only state outside the
South and West among the top 10 -
The 2010 reapportionment will
mark a significant shift in the national
political balance of power. We can
only hope that redrawing the new
congressional districts will be in the
hands of dispassionate, nonpartisan
bodies that will end the politically
self-serving practice of carving out
noncompetitive, one-party districts.
For what's worth, the population as
of last July 1 was 296.4 million. We
should hit the 300 million mark
sometime in 2007.
Experts give various reasons --
weather, jobs, affordable housing -
for the exodus out of the Northeast
and Midwest, but is there any way to
reverse that migration. We like Ohio
Republican chairman Bob Bennett's
idea. He told the AP "if you ever
banned air conditioning, I think
people would flock back."
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'They only pay $50'
she exclaimed, "You're
moving to God's country!" I
was just a young preacher still
green behind the ears. I was
on the "ladder" going up. I
thought it was "Jacob's
Ladder" but later I learned it
was just preachers going up
The little church where we
were "called" was meeting in a
W.O.W. hall. We had to get
there early and clear out the
beer cans and other refuge
left behind. Land had been
purchased by the group and a
small frame building was
being constructed. It was an
exciting time for us.
While each of our
autonomous, we had older
more experienced ministers
that kind of served like
"bishops" in the area. One of
the higher-ups called me one
day and announced, "I've got a
meeting for you. In the
language of us preachers this
meant that a small
congregation had asked him
to hold their 'annual meeting'
but since he had the choice of
the bigger congregations that
paid more, he would call us
beginners and 'spread the
The bad news was, 'They
only pay $50." Since this was
my first effort at a revival
meeting, I would have paid
them $50 just to let me preach
it. It was to be a Sunday ,
through Sunday affair. While I
had a tank full of gas, I only
had $10 left in my pocket. My
wife insisted the we "just trust
God and put that money in the
local collection basket on.
Sunday." I didn't trust God
that much, but she insisted.
.So on a "wing and a prayer"
and a tank full of gas, I
The old two-door '36 Ford
limped into Morven, Ga., that
day with a blown out tire. The
place consisted of a minor
cross road, a filling station, a
What is America
To the Editor:
I would like to say that this
country needs to get back to
basics. We need Christmas
back in the holidays. We also
need to stop giving foreign
countries money to live on,
and give to our country.
We need our people to be
fed, economy to go up, and
our troops to come home,
and a little town called
Baldwin needs to keep their
What is this country
Phone: (386) 755-9525
small grocery store and a few
old vacant buildings. The only
repair shop was located
behind the filling station and
the attendant gave me the sad
news the tire had had it.
Making conversation he asked
"what are you doing in our
city?" I explained that I was
the preacher who would
conduct the revival meeting,
but unfortunately I had no
money to fix the tire. L
thought of the $10 left behind.
"Hey Sam," he called.
"Bring a new tire and put it on
the preacher's car." I urged
him to consider the fact that I
was flat broke. "Oh, don't
worry about that," he said.
"One of the leading members
of the church came by and left
instructions that, whatever the
preacher needs, just give it to
him." I circled the car and
kicked the other tires, but
they refused to "blow."
Thus began this venture of
faith that was destined to
change my life. The first night
of the meeting, I asked one of
the leading members who
might qualify as the most
active gossipers in the
congregation. He pointed out
two elderly ladies. The next
morning I had coffee with
them and literally filled my
notebook with various data
and lists of former members.
who no longer attended. They
remembered everything that
had happed in that little town
in the past 30 years and thus
my work began. Each day I
made an average of 25 visits,
filling the church house with
prospects. One night, the
building was so full that many
had to stand outside at the
open windows to hear.
News spread, crowds grew
and revival came. Responses
to the invitation filled the front
. pew each night. Tears flowed.
Many were baptized in a
nearby creek, while a host of
others regained their spiritual
balance and renewed their
faith. Families were united
and the success of the effort
The meeting closed with an
overflow crowd on a hot
steamy Sunday evening. The
Mayor of the town was a
leading member and treasurer.
of the church. He invited me'
to come by his office the
following morning. There
would be no surprises, for I
already knew that they were
going to pay me. Fifty dollars.
He gave a glowing report of
the revival and then reached
in his pocket and pulled out a
roll of bills. I had never seen
big bills rolled up like that. He
laid out a number of 50's, 20's
and 10's. As he dropped each
bill on the table my eyes kept
growing in size. He smiled
and said, "This for you." The
total was $360. I couldn't
believe it. It was more than
five times my weekly salary. I
wondered if there was some
mistake, hoping there wasn't.
He had one last request.
"Please stop at the slaughter
house, two miles east of town.
We have one last gift to give
you." They had packaged
300 pounds of beef. Real
steaks, the kind we had never
been able to afford.
With a new tire,
$360 dollars in cash and
300 pounds of beef, this young
preacher headed home. What
great lessons God was willing
to teach me if only I was ready
to learn. I should have
listened to my wife and the
apostle Paul when he wrote,
"Now unto him that is able to
do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think
according to the power that
works in us" ... "for we walk
by faith and not by sight"
(Ephesians 3:20; II
Corinthians 5:7). Glory!!
* Jack Exum is a minister and
motivational speaker. He is an
Amy-Award winning religious
writer and resides in Lake City.
coming to when the people
have nothing to say.
Ms. Eleanor Gansell
Plenty to do
in Lake City
To the Editor:
Wow, we sure can't
complain about the lack of
things to do in Lake City. At
this time of the year, there
are Christmas parties, balls,
activities, church programs,
and the list goes on and on.
So, if you are sitting at
home with nothing to do,
maybe it's time to volunteer
with one of our many great
Volunteering will put you in
the Christmas spirit, and can
make our community a better
place to live. By the way, a
pat-on-the-back is in order for
the Lake City Reporter and
staff for its willingness to
sponsor so many community
be grateful and so much to give. Let's keep
our perspective on this.
That's the "reason for the season."
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to
* Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on
Urban Renewal and Education and an author.
in the giving,
not the getting
As if the "war on Christmas" was
not enough to darken the
season, psychologists have just
released data that should really
make you want to spike your
eggnog. A new study on happiness seems to
point to the conclusion that life is inherently
The study turns conventional wisdom on
its head by concluding that success, rather
than being the means to our happiness, is
rather the result of it. That is, the happier you
are, the more likely you will be successful in
your work and
University, the Star Parker
research Star Parker
concludes "that wurbancure.com
between 50 to
70 percent of
the variation in people as to their level of
happiness over time is genetically
The lead researcher of this work, Sonja
Lyubomirsky of the University of California,
Riverside, cautions that this doesn't mean
happiness,and success are exclusively
genetically determined. However, according
to the professor, genes make it easier.
In other words, we now find out, several
hundred years after Thomas Jefferson wrote
that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
are among the unalienable rights with which
we are endowed by our creator, that the dice
are loaded. Our creator may have endowed
us all with the right to pursue happiness, but
the happy genes were distributed unequally,
,,so the pursuit by, some is ar moreformidable,
task than for others. ,o r , i ,d
To Think that we blacks thought, that once�
the race thing was straightened out, the
playing field would be leveled.
Even before the arrival of this sobering
news about genetically predetermined
happiness, questions were arising about the
rigor of the American dream of pursuing
In a book published last year, 'The
Progress Paradox," New Republic columnist
Greg Easterbrook reported that despite
notable material progress on every front -
economic well being, health, and
environment - surveys indicate that
Americans are no happier today than 50 years
ago. Indeed, according to Easterbrook's data,
the percentage of Americans reporting that
they are "very happy" actually declined
slightly during the last half century.
A series of unrelated articles that appeared
in the Wall Street Journal over the last week
seems to verify the state of affairs described
In an op-ed column entitled the "Great
American Dream Machine," economists
Stephen Moore and Lincoln Anderson take
data from new Census Bureau and Federal
Reserve Board reports on the well-being of
American families and conclude that, during
the past 30 years, "the vast majority of
families have experienced a rapid growth in
their income and wealth."
And, according to the column, "... it's not
just the rich that are getting richer. Virtually
every income group has been lifted by the
tide of growth in recent decades." The
percentage of American families earning
less than $50,000 has dropped by almost
30 percent, and the number of families
earning more than $75,000 has tripled.
But, don't quit your job yet. There's more
to consider here,.
Although there seems to be little
correlation between material improvement
and increased happiness, there are other
factors that do correlate with feeling happier.
Easterbrook reports that behavior
associated with forgiveness, gratitude and
altruism increases an individual sense of
Psychological studies, reported by Arthur
Brooks of Syracuse University, conclude that
people "who donate to charity are 40 percent
more likely to say they are 'very happy' than
nondonors." In fact, these studies show that
donors of charity benefit more in well-being
than, the recipients.
So, amid our annual holiday bantering and
bickering, a truth does indeed emerge. It's in
the giving and not in the getting. The bounty
of heaven is there for those who serve their
We Americans have so much for which to
I - -
LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & BUSINESS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
Stores depend more on
procrastinators this year
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK - Retailers
can blame the calendar. They
can blame the weather. They
can even try to blame New
York City's transit strike. But
in the end the 2005 shopping
season may just be another
case of merchants not giving
shoppers what they really
want - must-have items at
Without white-hot apparel
products or toys to lure
people to the nation's malls
and stores, many shoppers
have opted to hold off until
the final hours before
Christmas, or until the post-
Christmas sales to open wide
their wallets. Consumers even
have taken the easy way out
by buying the procrastinator's
"More Americans are wait-
ing to the end to shop for
Christmas than .any other
time in the last 10 years,"
said C. Britt Beemer, chair-
man of America's Research
Group, based in Charleston,
S.C. "The consumer was
never excited about anything
that they saw this
Jennifer Yu, 35, of Boston (left) and Linda Fung, 30, (right) carry
packages as they make their way through Downtown Crossing, on
Dec. 17 in Boston.
A quirky calendar hasn't
helped. Hanukkah, which
begins Dec. 25, is falling late,
and Christmas Eve is on a
Saturday, letting shoppers
wait even longer than last
year and creating more angst
for the nation's stores.
Merchants with a big
presence in New York City,
such as Saks Inc. and
Bloomingdale's and Macy's
Department Stores Inc.,
were hit by a three-day tran-
sit strike that left commuters
too exhausted to shop.
Higher heating fuel and
gasoline costs have added to
consumers' burdens, even
though unemployment is
relatively low and personal
income has been rising.
Gadgets, like Microsoft
Corp.'s Xbox 360 videogame
console, new sleeker ver-
sions of the Apple Computer
Inc.'s iPod digital music play-
ers and flat-screen TVs, have
helped draw crowds to elec-
tronics stores like Best Buy
Co. Inc. and discounters
such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
and Target Corp.
John Waszczak, a sales
manager at Best Buy's store
in Duluth, Ga., said that
"small LCD televisions and
portable DVD players have
sold out the most."
Online retailers also have
enjoyed a robust holiday sea-
son, with non-travel online
spending up 24 percent,
according to comScore
Networks Inc., an Internet
research company. Online
merchants saw a surge late
in the season, with sales
soaring 29 'percent for the
week ended Dec. 18 com-
pared to the same period a
For many other retailers,
particularly: apparel stores,
the season has become a
game of brinkmanship
between savvy consumers
who have learned they may
get better deals if they wait
long enough and merchants
who are trying to maximize
Home sales plunge by biggest amount in 12 years
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON - Sales of
new homes plunged in
November by the largest
amount in nearly 12 years, pro-
viding the most dramatic evi-
dence yet that the red hot
housing market over the last
five years is starting to cool
The Commerce Department
reported Friday that new sin-
gle-family homes were sold at a
seasonally adjusted annual rate
of 1.245 million units last
month, a drop of 11.3 percent
from October, when sales had
surged to an all-time high.
Last month's decline was
even bigger than the 8.7 per-
cent drop-off that Wall Street
analysts had been expecting.
While sales of both new and
existing .homes are still on
track to set records for a fifth
straight year in 2005, analysts
are forecasting sales will
decline in 2006 as the housing
boom quiets down.
Analysts are looking for
home sales to dip by around
6 percent next year under the
impact of rising mortgage
rates. Analysts believe that
house prices, which had been
soaring at double digit rates,
will moderate as well.
Some ofthat price modera-
tion was evidenced in the
November report, which
showed that the median price
of a new home sold was
$225,200 last month. That was
up just 0.3 percent from
November 2004, the weakest
year-over-year price change in
two years. The November
median price was down
4.1 percent from the October
American Express settles
By CURT ANDERSON
AP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI - A $75 million set-
tlement has been approved
between American Express
Co. and thousands of card-
holders who contended in a
class-action lawsuit that they
paid hidden transaction fees
for charges made in foreign
The settlement, approved
this week by U.S. District
Judge 'Cecilia M. Altonaga,
affects more than
.833,000 cardholders who paid
some form of transaction fee
from March 28, 1997, through
Oct. 15, 2004. Settlement
amounts could range from
$15 to millions of dollars,
lawyers involved in the case
The lawsuit, initially filed in
state court in August 2003 and
then transferred to federal
court, claimed that American
Express failed to adequately
inform cardholders that they
would be charged an adjust-
ment of'up to 2 percent for the
conversion of charges made
in foreign currencies to
Instead, the fee was embed-
ded in the transaction amount
that showed up on cardhold-
ers' bills, making it "invisible
to consumers," said the law-
suit filed by Edward LiPuma,
an anthropology professor at
the University of Miami who
was represented by attorneys
Tucker Ronzetti and Adam
"We are pleased that the
class is able to get substantial
relief and that American
Express agreed to change its
business practices," Ronzetti
said of the settlement.
Although it settled the case,
American Express did not
Elizabeth "Libba" Converse
Elizabeth "Libba" Converse Wolf-
Newton, 55, deceased after a
lengthy illness. Raised in Lake City,
FL. Alumna of St. Andrews, Sewa-
nee and Marjorie (Washington, DC)
Daughter of the late Dorothea
Rountree Wolf Daniel (Sewanee,
TN) and the late J. Stuart Wolf
(Lake City, FL) Survived by her
brother, Dr. John Wolf (Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL) as well as her'niece, Eliza-
beth Polk Wolf (Sewanee, TN),
nephew, John Clopton Wolf (Hel-
ena, AR) aunts, Susan Rountree
Moore and Joan Rountree, uncles,
James Moore and Jack Rountree,
and cousins, Andrew Moore, Kathy
Moore Waggoner, Beth Rountree
Owens and Susan Rountree Hall, all
of Lake City, FL. Donations may be
given Otey Memorial Parrish, Sew-
anee, TN or Monteagle S.S. Assem-
bly, Monteagle, TN.
Obituaries are paid advertisements.
For details, call the Lake City
Reporter's classified department at
median sales price of $234,800.
In other economic news, the
reported that orders to U.S.
factories for big-ticket manu-
factured goods jumped to a
record $223 billion in
November. That was a 4.4 per-
cent increase from October,
representing the largest per-
centage advance in six months.
Orders for durable goods had
risen 3 percent in October.
The gain in demand for
durable goods was far above
the 1.1 percent increase Wall
Street analysts had been
expecting. But the strength
was concentrated in a surge in
demand for commercial
aircraft, which shot up
133.8 percent to $25.9 billion
from $11.1 billion, the previous
Outside of this area,
manufacturing demand was
weak. Excluding transporta-
tion, durable goods orders
dropped by 0.6 percent, the
third straight monthly decline
in these categories.
Some economists are wor-
ried that housing prices in
some areas have been driven
higher by a speculative frenzy
that could see prices plunging
as sales slow in the hottest
markets. That scenario would
evoke memories of the sharp
declines that occurred when
the stock market bubble burst
But other economists con-
tend that housing is unlikely to
exhibit the same collapse that
the stock market did although
they believe that the declines
in sales expected next year will
act as a drag on the overall
admit to any wrongdoing and 833,751 responding to file
maintained that its conversion claims as of Oct. 30, Ronzetti
practices were fully disclosed, said.
said spokeswoman Judy Of the $75 million, up to
Tenzer. American Express $11 million will go to attor-
did, however, change its notifi- neys' fees and costs, with most
cation practices to spell out of the rest to , be divvied up
the conversion fees more among the � affected
clearly, she said. cardholders.
"We are settling to avoid the For foreign charges made
costs and risks of prolonged prior to Feb. 1, 1999, the total
litigation," Tenzer said. payment will be $15 per claim,
About 8.8 million notices while charges made after that
have been mailed out to date will be reimbursed based
American Express cardhold- on the total conversion fees
ers potentially affected by charged, according to the
the settlement, with agreement.
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Albertsn NY .76 3.7 16 20.54 -2.74 -14.0 HomeDp NY .40 1.0 16 41.59 +.16 -2.7
Alltel NY 1.54 2.4 15 63.35 +.06 +7.8 JeffPilot NY 1.67 2.9 14 57.46 +.26 +10.6
AutoZone NY ... ... 13 92.42 +.32 +1.2 LowesCos NY .24 .4 21 67.46 -.47 +17.1
BkofAm NY 2.00 4.3 11 46.94 +.02 -.1 Lucent NY ... 11 2.75 -.02 -26.9
BellSouth NY 1:16 4.2 12 27.45 -.03 -1.2 McDnlds NY .67 1.9 18 34.55 -.03 +7.8
BobEvn Nasd .48 2.0 26 23.84 +.02 -8.8 Microsoft Nasd .36 1.4 23 26.64 +.05 -.3
CNBFnPA Nasd .56 4.0 16 13.92 -.14 -8.8 NasdlOOTr Nasd .14 .3 ... 41.40 +.01 +3.7
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Cisco Nasd ...... 20 17.35 +.06 -10.2 Oracle Nasd ...... 22 12.34 +.02 -10.1
CocaCI NY 1.12 2.7 19 41.15 ,-.13 -1.2 Penney NY .50 .9 17 55.72 +1.07 +34.6
ColBgp NY .61 2.5 16 24.07 -.03 +13.4 PepsiCo NY 1.04 1.8 26 59.21 -.01 +13.4
Delhaize NY 1.13. 1.7 ... 65.10 -.13 -14.2 Potash NY .60 .7 17 80.19 -.32 -3.5
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MONEY RATES CURRENCIES
Last Pvs Week Last Pvs Day
Prime Rate 7.25 7.25 Australia 1.3746 1.3684
Discount Rate 5.25 5.25 Britain 1.7340 1.7364
Federal Funds Rate 4.25 4.25 Canada 1.1660 1.1660
Treasuries Euro .8427 .8421
3-month 3.90 3.85 Japan �116.22 116.55
6-month 4.17 4.15 esio 1.6 10
5-year 4.32 4.35- Mexico 10.6670 10.6390
10-year 47 444 Switzerind 1.3124 1.3112
30-year 4.55 4.65 British pound expressed in U.S. dollars. All others show
S dollar in foreign currency.
Total Assets Total Return/Rank PctMin Init
Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load. Invt
American Funds A: GwthAp XG 71,536 31.15 +1.9 +16.1/B, +20.1/A 5.75 250
Vanguard Idx Fds: 500 SP 69,916 117.38 +0.2 +6.6/A +4.9/A NL 3,000
American Funds A: ICAAp LV 66,546' 31.66 +1.2 +8.1/B +24.3/C 5.75 250
American Funds A: WshA p LV 62,683 31.26 +0.3 +4.9/D +29.3/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Contra x XG 58,486 65.45 +0.7 +18.0/A +40.1/A NL 2,500
PIMCO InsllPIMS: TolRI IB 53,886 10.51 +0.6 +2.8/A +37.6/A NL 5,000,000
Fidelity Invest: Magelln LC 51,336 107.73 +1.5 +7.9/B -1.5/C NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Stock XV 51,035 141.81 +1.7 +11.4/B- +74.9/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: IncoA px MP 48,074 18.22 +0.7 +3.9/D +50.1/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: CaplBA p MP 43,361 53.21 +1.1 +5.4/C +60,2/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: EupacAp IL 43,139 43.10 +5.1 +22.7/A' +48.9/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: CapWGA p GL 39,841 36.63 +3.5 +16.0/B +71.8/A 5.75 250
Vanguard Instl Fds: Instldx SP 39,138 116.45 +0.2 +6.8/A +5.6/A NL 5,000,000
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml SP 38,091 117.40 +0.2 +6.7/A +5.3/A NL 100,000
Fidelity Invest: LowP r MV 36,517 41.14 +2.2 +10.7/C +131.9/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: N PerA p GL 35,790 30.96 +2.9 +12.5/C '+37.2/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: BalA p BL 32,947 18.44 +0.3 +4.3/D +44.0/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Grolnc LC 31,527 35.00 -0.4 +4.6/0 +3.1/B NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Divlnll IL 31,025 32.46 +4.4 +18.7/B +62.0/A NL 2,500
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotStkx XC 29,338 30.46 +0.3 +7.9/C +13.7/C NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Wndsll LV 28,867 31.73 +0.6 +8.7/B +37.6/A NL 3,000
Fidelity Invest: GroCo XG 26,818 64.53 +1.3 +16.0/B -8.0/C NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Eq Inc El 26,088 53.47 +0.4 +7.3/C +24.9/C NL 2,500
Vanguard Fds: Wellin BL 26,073 31.87 +0.9 +8.1/A +42.3/A NL 3,000
Fidelity Invest: Puritn BL 24,180 18.89 +0.5 +5.7/C +30.6/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: FdlnvA p LV 23,716 36.08 +2.2 +13.51A +29.5/B 5.75 250
Dodge&Cox: Balanced BL .23,628 83.56 +1.2 +7.9/A +04.4/A NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: BlueChGr LC 22,577 43.89 +0.2 +6.0/C -12.0/E NL 2,500
Frank/Temp Fink A: IncomA p MP 21,902 2.41 +0,7 +2.7/D +51.6/A 4.25 1,000
Vanguard Idx Fds: ToWBnd IB 21,084 10.06 +0.6 +2.3/B +29.8/C NL 3,000
Frank/Temp Temp A: GnthAp GL 20,996 23.07 +3.3 +9.8/D +57.8/A 5.75 1,000
Vanguard Fds: Prmcp r XC 20,761 66.13 +1.5 +10.5/A +19.2/C NL .25,000
Vanguard Admiral: TStkAdmx XC 20,223 30.47 +0.3 +8.1/C +14.2/C NL 100,000
Fidelity Spartan: Eqldxinv x - SP 20,051 44.87 +0.2 +6.7/A +4.9/A NL 100,000
Amer Century Inv: Ultra LG 19,570 30.67 -0.6 +4.7/E -5.1/B NL 2,500
Davis Funds A: NYVen A LC 18,903 34.18 +0.6 +12.5/A +26.6/A 4.75 1,000
PIMCO Admin PIMS: TotRtAd IB 18,310 10.51 +0.5 +2.6/A +35.9/A NL 5,000,000
Price Funds: Eqinc El 17,958 26.27 +0.2 +5.8/D +38.8/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: BondApx AB 17,681 13.22 +0.3 +1.7/D +37.4/B 3.75 250
Fidelity Invest: DivGlh LC 16,565 29.22 +0.9 +5.3/D +6.7/B NL 2,500
Vanguard Instll Fds: InsPI SP 16,372 116.46 +0.2 +6.8/A +5.7/A NL200,000,000
Vanguard Fds: HlthCre HB 16,340 141.54 +3,8 +18.3/B +38.9/B NL 25,000
Fidelity Invest: Balanc BL 15,999 18.93 +1.7 +12.3/A +50.6/A NL 2,500
BL -Balanced, El -Equity Inc, EM -Emerging Mkis, GL -Global Stock, GM -Gen. Muni, IB -Intermd. Bond, IL -
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: Lipper, Inc.
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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
496-0000 455 W. Main St., Lake Butler
Wayne Cox,Owner * Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm
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LETTERS TO SANTA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24,2005
How are things going at the North
Pole? I hope things are doing good up
there, and I want you to know what
want for Christmas. First, I want the
fashion bratz. Next, I want a bycicle.
Then I want a dirt bike & a Four
wheeler. After that, I want a Bratz
Cowgirl West doll. Next, I want the
rock ANgles Bratz dolls.
My name is Dale. I live in FL. but I
know where you live. You live in the
North Pole. I want to know how cold it
gets in the winter. I will leave you some
cookies unless my Mom, Dad, Ryan, or
John gets them before yo come. I loved
the stereo you got me last year. But this
year I would love a mini chopper. I
hope that this year you get a lot of
cookies from all of the houses you go
to this year.
Your biggest fan,
How is Prancer and Rudolph and the
other Reindeer? Did the other reindeer
lafe at Rudolph? Do the reindeer talk
there? Code the reindeer stay at my
Your biggest fan, Tracy
P.S. Take good care of them.
How are you and Mrs. Clause? I'm go
to turn 10 on Jan. 25, 2006. How is
Rudolph, Prancer, Dasher, Dancer,
Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen?
What I really really want is a Game boy
& games and CD that are Contre.
P.S. I live in High Springs.
How are you and Miss Claus doing at
the North pole and how is the reindeer?
Well eneyhoo this year i would like a
RC race car and this year that is all I
rily wont oh! and How is Rudolph is h e
still helping you with the jobs out
My name is Mikhael. How are you
doing in the north pole. I hope your
doing good. I might leave out some
cookies for you don't know yet. Also I
want to tell you what I want for
chiishmas. Oh one more thing. How are
Rudolph, reindeer, Prancer, Dasher,
Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner,
and Blitzen. For christmas I want a ps
2, Braz doll, phone, clouth, bond
games, bella Dance arella mat rock star,
and a mtv real fuor weller. I just want to
sayy have a HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Your biggest fan Ma'Khael
For Christmas I would like video
games, P.S.P, P.S.P games, socks, jeans,
shorts, T-shirts, $50.00 in a check,
$1,000 dollars for my family and dart
P.S. Bring something special for my
How is Mrs. Clause and how are you. I
want a bycicl a belt a stereo and most of
all a four wheeler and a dirt bike and I
want my Dad to come up from Fort
Pierce and hav a jolley holley
Christmas too and to make my Mom
Your biggest fan.
P.S. You and Mrs. Clouse Merry
Christmas you to Rudolph.
How busy is it at the North Pole? I hope
you like fudge brownies. Warn Dasher,
Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid,
Donner, Blitson, that they might get
salad. I would love to earn a
trampoline, stereo, and a reindeer bell.
Oh, I almost forgot tell mrs. Clause I
Your friend, Ashley
P.S. Have a safe ride on Christmas Eve
My name is Seaira. I want to know how
everybody is at the North pole. How
can I thank you? Did Rudolph get lost
again? What time do you deliver
presents? I want to know what time
because I want to see you and the
reindeer. Do you take an elf with you to
deliver the presents? For Christmas I
would love to get $100.00 so my mom
and Dad can pay all of thier bills and
buy fencing for the small puppies so
they can run around in the yard. I also
want a visit from you and everyone at
the North pole. What is your favorite
kind of cookies? Santa, I have a present
for you at my house. It will be under the
cookies. Do you want to read my
h Your biggest fan,
How are you? Is it fun to live at teh
North pole? How are the reindeer? I
6 liked what you got me last year. This
year I want a Bratz big Babby. I want
Babby Jade and I want everyone to be
How is your life at to North Pole? Is
Rudolph still playing with reindeer? At
are School choirs sang Rudolph the red
nose reindeer ini a werd way. Thank
you for the thing you got me last year.
I've been a good girl this year and I wud
like a carma and a telescope for
I still bleve in Santa.
How are you doing and how are things
going in the North Pole? For Christmas
I would love to have a brand new
basketball and skatebord, please. I sure
hope your not too busy this Christmas
delivering toys to millions and millions
of kids. But let me warn you, knock on
the door, or deliver the toys through the
window because my chimny only has
little tiny holes to let out smoke the rest
is metle. Even if you could fit down my
chimny, the fire still might be going, so
P.S. Have a safe trip! And how is Mrs.
Santa all I want for Christmas is my dad
John to come home to spend time
with Me, My Mom and Alyssa from
I would like a scooter and a Care Bear
and a Doodle Bear, and Big Wheel and
if I don't get a scooter can you just get
me a bike and a big wheel. Thank
you for everything.
And one more thing a Pooh Bear.
I been a good girl today. I think all
about you. Santa you are the best. I
want a Kitten for Christmas and a
Teddy Bear for Christmas, a Polly Toy
House and a and a new perfume too.
P.S. Merry Christmas
A big baby Bratz Doll, Polly Play Set, a
Bratz Rock Angel, CD and the Movie
and for your Game Boy Sponge Bob
Square Pants Game Boy. Leapster with
Games, Doggy Day Care Set, Bratz
I would want a remote control car and a
Bull Whip and a remote control
motorcycle, and T.V. with a camera and
a army man and a four wheeler and a
Nickle Banck CD and a Grillaz Cd and
, that is all.
I wish I had a Flinstone gameboy game
and everything you can buy, and more
BB Bullets, shot gun bullets and a shot
I want a dog and a base ball and a
baseball glove and a bike and some
clothes and a poster but not a girl poster
and also a computer and that's
' all and I love you Santa.
I can't wait for Christmas. My
Christmas tree is all ready up. I have
Christmas List, I want a Go Cart for
Love Morgan C.
I wish I could have a dirt bike and an
arrow and a parrot and I also wish I
can see a Eagle and I wish I had a
Rabbit and a Fish and a little chik and I
wish I have a Turtle.
I want any thing you can find me for
Christmas. Have the Elves make it as
quick as they can and you bring it to
I would like a Scooter for Christmas
and a Big Wheel and a Pooh Bear and
Doodle Bear. Thanks for all the good
For Christmas I want a baby Kitten and
a baby Puppy and most of all I just
want my Cousin Devin to Love me and
I want a Motor Cycle. Next I want a
Bicycle and I want a Electric Scooter.
Next I want a Bright Set and a New
Game Boy Advance SP. I don't care
what kind it is.
I love you and I hope you give me the
presents that I put on this list and
so the first thing I want is a Puppy that
is a stuffed dog and the next
thing I want is a new Bell Dress with a
wand and all the things that you
think would look good with it and the
last thing I want for Christmas is
something that you want to get me and
only you. Love Reillye.
Santa I want a bike and a necklace and
a ring please. I really love you very
much. I am going to Disney World I
hope it's fun there. We are going to stay
there for one day. You have bring
presents for me a long time. Thank you
I want to have a Guitar for Christmas
and a bell of your Sleigh, Please
Santa. A Guitar would be a good toy.
But Thank You for what you get me.
I like Christmas. What I want for
Christmas is a puppy and' a cat and I
one more thing, I don't want Mrs.
Parish to leave.
Can I have a Horse set for Christmas
and a lot of candy. Please Santa Claus.
Love Haylee Hampton
I want Doctor Dreadful, Scene it
Disney, Chocolate Fountain, Cotton
Machine, Penny Lane Candy
I love you Santa. I want a bike and I
want a new bed and I want a Guitar.
Love Morgan Stalvey
I will be a good boy. I want a bike and a
4 wheeler. That is all I want for
Dear Santa Claus,
Who are you. I want a man Motorcycle,
Love, a Santa suit not yours made from
Brando, Cameron, Megan Ball, Mom,
I wanted a drum set and a 4 wheeler
arid a dirt bike and a dog.
What I want for Christmas is a real
Kitten and a video game for Christmas
and a Pegasus Horse.
Am I on the naughty list? I hope not I
love you! What I want for Christmas
is moon shoes or monster trucks! What
are you putting in my stocking? A
monster truck - that's nice! I love you
First I want a Kitten, Second care bears,
third cat. Love Sierra
This is Bryce Friar's. What I want for
Christmas, a Cell Phone and a gator,
a drum set, a game boy, a play station
and a CD player and a motor scooter
and a bunk bed and a board and a trip
to Hawaii and some clothes. Dear
Santa that is all I want for Christmas.
I want a bike, a green cover a fish, a
Love Jake Stancil
Hi! Is it cold in the North Pole. Im
From Lake City F.L. So for Christmas I
want a gocart, scooter, Foozeball table
and Lazer tag. I have bean good most of
the year. I have to ask you something
How many elves you have. Have a
good Cristmas and hapy new year. Oh,
one more thing how many people on
the good list and the bad list?
How is it in the North Pole?
I can't wait until Christmas. There are
10 Days until Christmas. Do you want
to know what I want for Christmas.
Well i'm going to tell you. What I want
is makeup, a cd player that has
Batteries. I want a game called twister
to make my cousin Jealous. She wants
the game too. And I almost got it with
my money. But I picked Guess who
instead. I've Been good at home and
school. I jut want to ask a few questions
like how many reindeer do you have?
how DO you get to all the houses in one
Love, Kayla Shappard
P.S. Merry Christmas
Thank you for bringing presents to the
good people. The good people gites
more present. The people is good gites.
a candy cane from Santa. Give the boy
my Army truck. And I give the boy my
car that he dosint have. Give the boy
my book. I want a book. So I can read. I
want a game for Christmas from Santa.,
Lae Joshua Wood
Dear Santa I thank you for being born.
Also I would like you to say thank you
to the elves. Thank you for beening nice
to all the people in the world. Please h
elp the needy children a toy. I need
school supplies for school. Can you get
me school supplies.
To the north pole
Dear Santa Thank you for the spirit of
Christmas and joy on every ones face.
And going down our chimney as quiet
as could be; And the red suit you put
on, I hope you give the foster kids a
home and toys And put presents under
their trees. that would be nice. I need a
note pad. And a calendar, I would like
to have a brats doll that I will keep for
ever. That is why I would like a brats
Dear Santa Thank you for bringing
them things for Christmas. I hope you
do not break down on the trip. Bring
them something nice. His name is
Steven. Please bring him a blue car with
flames on it. You are nice Santa for
doing that. Don't forget Santa You will
get some cookies. In the classroom I
need a big red Christmas book. Why
because I want to read it that is why. I
want a Magic Bear that glows and you
can write on it and wash it off. It is
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Thank you Santa for everything that
you gave us. Thank you for all the
clothes Santa. Thank you Santa for all
the things that your elves made for the
teachers. Just in case somebody's house
burnt down please give t hem a giftcard.
Please give them some food. Please.
give them some clothes. Please, Santa
for Christmas please give me some
t paper. Please Santa give me some
pencils, alot please. Please Santa give
me one golf-cart please.
Dear Santa, thank you Santa for helping
the needy children. Thank you for being
the spirit of Christmas. Thank you for
giving food for the needy. I want you to
help a needy boy by giving him food
and water. Give him clothes and games.
Give him a place to live. I need a ruler
so I can see how much an inch is and I
need work so I would be busy. I want a
pair of winter clothes, pants shirts
Dear St. Ncholas I want to thank you
for being kindfull to all of the people
All around the world. St. Nicholas, bags
of stuff will be by the tree. Will you
please take the bags? They are for the
Needy kids. St. Nicholas will you bring
me some erasers for my classroom. I
need erasers because I don't have any
erasers. St. Nichols will you bring me a
Four wheeler for Christmas? And I
want to thank you for being the
Christmas spirit. I want to t hank you
for being a good man.
to: St. Nichols
I've been good this year. I would like a
goldon rechever puppy. But not a toy a
real puppy. Next I would like a rowbow
rafter. Last I would like a Whale floaty.
I'v been very good I will tell you what I
want I want a rele horse I want to ask a
question can I ride your slagh Christmas
Eve wake me up as hard as you can I
am a hevy sleeper and can I pet
Roldolph try ot to bum your But and try
not to wake evry body up.
I have been good this year. I would like
a bike, a4-weeller and a X-box with tue
controllers. How are you doing, how are
Dear Santa, I have been good.
I would like more than these three
things 1. a rolings goden glove 11 inch
2. A stelth big berel 27 inch green
3. A compound boe and a reles.
Are you boled?
Love Aaron Barber
I am very good
I have been good this year. I wish I
could have a 4-Wheeler, Camop 4
wheeler helmet, 410 shot shells.
How are the reindeer?
Love, Witt Dear Santa,
I have been very good this year and
trying to be gooder. I would like a bratz
stuff, and the last thing is a bell from
your slay. What would you yunt for
I have ben good. I would like a gutar
for Chismas and a meny four wheler
and for all to all to be happy. Have you
ever fell off your slay be for! Are you
old? Are you boled? Do you have a
wif? Is it cold in the North pol?
I ben very good this year. So i can get
some toys.I would like a horse and a
toy reindeer and you and reindeer that
you hit the reindeer. I have a question to
ask you. Have I been geod.
Wishes You a Very
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I have been in between good and bad.
I want bratz a horse and my little pony.
Why can't we see you?
Love, Taylor Milliken
I have been good. I would like a
pokeymand a pupy and pik min. how
old are you?
Love, Beau Pearce
I've been mostly good for cristmas. I
want a game cald dragon ball Z budleri,
3 psz, and a game cald edd, edd and
Santa I have a question if you were me
a I was you what would you want?
Love, Noah Palmer
PS Am I on the good list or the bad list?
Please right back for those two
I have been good this year. I would like
a purse this year and a stuffed a cat. I
would like a bell off your slay. Am I on
the good list?
Love, Brittany Kitchings
P.S. Stay in touch.
I have been good. I would like a
hummer wtih an MPS player. And a rc
jet. And also a game boy SD. Santa is
Rudolph leading the other reindeer?
I been a little bad but place give me
I want $3,000and real cash and 30 ATV
to all my Freunds house and one ATV
for me and 5 horse for Deanna. Said Hi
to Mis Clue place?
I been good. These year I would like a
horse. I would like a one of dixesin
Bell. I would like, a Prest that look
good. I would like to ask a question are
elf small or big?
PS Stay in tuch
I been good. I want a bike and a
Love, Elliott Steiskal
I been good so hows Rudolph. I like a
bick and a sand makers. Santa I no that
you haves to work.
I have good and bad Christmas - Robo
Dear Mr. C,
What I want for Christmas is a ESPN
Game Station and a Sttreet 2 for my
PS2. Also a zoom box PS, and a Miny
Computer/TV/Gameboy game. And a
Gator football costume with pads and a
P.S. If your magic? Help the gators win
the Outback bowl, and next year help
them win the Nationall champenship.
How is the weather in the North Pole. I
hope you are getting ready for
Christmas. I hope you have a jolly, jolly
Christmass. How is Rudolph? I hope he
is O.K. Are the elves doing fine.
But first, I want to know if you can
bring me another PS2 game, like Tony
Hawks Underground 2 or Madagascar. I
want a ring for my sister and a blue
birtstone for her.I want a blue birthstone
necalace to my Mom.
Nettie my elf wants to see you. Guess
what Nettie did? She made up my
clothes. What are the other elves doing?
Oh I want to know what Dancer's.doing
well. I hope Mrs. Clause is doing well.
Nettie wants to know if you are doing
well. Oh I would like the Geromino
Stiton books, makeup kit and whatever
you what to give me.
Dear Santa Claus
How is the reindeer up at the North
Pole. How are the Elves? I bet they are
working hard this year. Santa this is
what I wont for Christmas. I wont a
screaming gitar with amp, a skatbord
skates, a puppy for my dog name Lucy,
a remote control hummet, a baby doll
with crib, a swing and a bottle. Also I
would like a junior dragster.
LAKE CITY REPORTER
LAKE CITY REPORTER LETTERS TO SANTA SATURDAY, DECEMBER.24, 2005
All I really want for Christmas is my
brother Gerry to stop acting like he has
.been. He almost made us reck the other
day. Let me tell you all about it. Well to
start oilt with he was fine. When we left
the school. But then we had to go to the
store I mean gas station to get gas. Well
then he started hitting my babysitter.
The babysitter her name is Jacquelen.
She tried to make him stop but he
would not. To tell you the truth it wasn't
all that bad at the moment. But it did
get worse. Well you see at that moment
the babysitter got out. But when she got
back in he got up front and sat on top of
me. At that point I was screaming my
head off. So Gerry for he is my brother,
was hitting the babysitter at the same
time then he stepped on my book bag
and nearly broke my gift for mommy. I
was fuming like a an alligator who'got
his tail copped off. In other words I was
really mad. Then finally I got in the
back because the babysitter said that we
couldn't go home until someone got in
the back. And Gerry absioulsly, did not
want to get in the back. It did not help
one bit. He took the key out broke the
babysitter necklace and smashed her
,cup. We had to stop dead in the middle
of the road. So a you can see that is all I
want for Christmas.
Your truly, Grac
How is the weather up there at the
North Pole? It's ok down here. First, for
Christmas I would like a wide screen
T.V. How is Rudolph, Blitson and
Dancer? Are they doing fine. Next, for
Christmas I would like a movie called
The Indredibles. I would also like a
chocolate Lab named Coco. Last, for
Christmas I would like it to snow in
Flordia and also at the Tenessee
Mountains. How are the elves? Are they
doing ok? How are the toys doing? Are
any breaking? Is the sleigh all shiny and
squeky clean? I hope you have a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dear Mr. Claus, .
How is the weather up at the North
Pole? How is Prancer and Vicsin doing?
Well any way for Christmas I would
like an MX durt bike 350 (blue),
$$$$$$$$$$, $90 gift card (from Toys-
R-Us), an BC airplane, turbo chaleng, 8
AA batteries, an ESPN game station. I
really, really, really, really want an
RC/airplane (from radio shake), a new
tier for my motorcycle, and an DC-3
How is Rudolph? I've been good this
year a there is only 3 things I want.
Here they are: a Wild West Bratz doll, a
Cabeg Pach Kid doll (the one that plays
the electric guitar) and a orcend colored
Lava Lamp. You don't have to get one
of them, you can get something else if
you would like. Will you please tell the
elves I said Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year? I don't want to make
them think I for-got them. I will leave
you sum hot coca in the microwave and,
you can give the reindeer some water. I
will put a bucket on the porch for you.
Well I will be waiting for you.
Dear Mr. Claus,
How is the work shop going? Is it beat
up or not? Is the making machine going
great? I hope so because I want a
shotgun for Christamas. How are the
elves doing? I hope their fine because...
their arms are going to feel like 'soggy
jello in a can. Hop you get it mad. You
know the shotgun.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I
want anything you ,get me. Although
your nice to me, I .still don'f belive in
Santa. Will you tell me what all Cole's
presents are? I hope you get me
something I like. Cole is going to like
his present. And you are going to 'like
my present. You will like my card I
made in Tech Lab.
Dear Santa, '
I hope you are having a good time up in
the North Pole. I hope you and your
reindeer are in a good mood.I hope.you
are having good weather. I hope you
are going to have a good trip around the
world. How many children do you think
are going to get presents in the world? I
ant you to have a good time around the
world. How is Rudolph? How are you
up in the North Pole? How is the
weather in the North Pole?
How is Rudolph I hope he is O.K. How
' is the weather down there? By the way,
this is what I want for Christmas. I want
a cd player, CDs, tape player, glasses,
cross necklace, books, new bike and a
How are the presents going and how are
you? Are the elves doing 'good? Well,
I'm doing good. Oh, how is Rudolph
doing? I she going to guid your sleigh
Chirstmas Eve. I always wanted to
know how many miles you go on
Chirstmas. If I be good, can I get a
I hope your having a good time out in
the North Pole. I hope the Elves are
working hard. I wish I could see you
flying high in the sky. How is Rudolph?
I hope he is good? Well, that's all I got
Dear Santa Claus,
How is. the water in the North Pole?
How are you doing in the North Pole? I
want a hamster for Christmas, boots,
miny motercicle and the DVD
Matagascar. I always wanted a hamster.
How are the reindeers doing? Are they
.tiered when it has ben a long flight?
How are the elves doing?
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a skateboard that
turns into a scooter. Next, I would like a
camera phone. Last, I would like a
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a Power Rangers
Delta Force. Next, I would like a spy
gear laser trip wire. Last, I would like a
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I want some rings. Next, I want
some Bratz clothes. Last, I want to get'
Madison some bracelets.
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a real kitten: Next, I
want a girl Barbie. Last, I want a Build-
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a regular puppy.
Next, I would like a Barbie boy. Third, I
would like a ring with diamond in it for
my cousin. Last, I would like a cell
phone for my Grandmom.
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a bull dog. Next, I
want a boy doll Last, I want some new
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I want a live rabbit. Next, I want a
Pixter. Third, I want silver bell off of
your sleigh. Last, I want a shell shocker.
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I would like a light saber. Next, I
would like a Spiderman. Last, I would
like a power ranger.
I would like three things for Christmas.
First, I want a red 4-wheeler. Next, I
want skates. Last, I want scooter.
I would like three things for Christmas.
I would like a Bratz fan. Next, I would
like Bratz skates. Third, I would like a
Bratz shoes. Last, I would like Bratz
There are three things I would like for
Christmas. First, I would like a four
wheeler. Please bring a kitchen for
Mallory. Last, bring Kylie some cool
I would love to have a bike, and a brats
doll with blond hair. I beliven you.
People say santa is your parents. I don't
How are you doing. How are elves. Do
good on my presents and give me lots of
presents and if you have time give my
little borther lot of presents too and
give me some reading glassis please.
. Dear Santa,
.1I want a cool vidoe game this year.
How have you been. i don't like to go to
bed on, Chrismas eve because I am so
exieted. Chrismas is my favorite
holiday. Because I get presents from
I want a vanty tabel and some mak up.
and the best thing in the wold Clas. and
a bockdy doll and sum toys. and thersa
girl who nedds some clase here name is
Milisa. and Kaitlins family nedds some
Katie : '",
I hope I.have good presents this year. I
hope I have been a good girl this year
because I want to get tons pf presents
I hop I bin good giry so can I tell you
whant the First the thing I want to ment
you and our reindeer, but toys I want to.
I want some Bratz and some boots an a
big baby set for babys. and clothes and
some toys for cousins, in toys for my
I would like a X box 360 ps2 durtbike
clothes chapter books like 5.0 3.0 and
some glass eletrick gater a lot of money
and, a bear and a robot made that can
make anything, and that is what I want
I want alot of things for christmas. I
will tell you five things i want. First, I
want a pool table. Second, I want a bi
big pool! Third, I want a super size air
hocky table. Fourth, I want this shirt
that says talking is my favorite subject.
Fith, I want a super dulucs bowl of
candy. I told you i want aot of things for
christmas. Tell your elfs to get to work
they have alot to do this year.
Dear Santa Claws,
Some people say you are hot really but I
have our ways belive in you every
sence I was one this year I want a bratz
doll and a car a camafloge for wilier
and a parret a baby doll and a house to
go with it. This is all I waint 'for
Christmas. Well I hope you can, bring
my wish true love Courtney I hope you
have a merry christmas and a very
Happy New year
How' is it in the north pole? We are
getting new fish for me. I also got my
first, but best boy teacher and I'm in
chorus. I helped my mom and dad
deacorate the Cristmas tree.'My little
brother John helped too. I'm learning
how to write in crsipe. tomorrow night
I'm going to sing in the cafeaterea.
Love your freand truly,
Dear Santa Clouse,
I am going to tell you what I want for
Christmas. I want a cherokee machine,
a china doll cabinet, a 6 foot doll house,
17 baby dolls, and new clothes for a
santa suite. And that is pretty much
what I want for Chritmas.
It's Leeanna it's Christmas
means lots of gifts and this
want a Batzs doll, new cloth
Harry Potter wand, doll how h
hair so I can do it. That wha
want for Christmas, Merry
, I want a remotcontrol truck a
Bike for Chrismas and I want t
someday. I want som pants to
you coming to see me. I hope
fun giving kid all of those p
hope' the kids will. like the pr
will like my presents and give
Dear Santa Claus,
Do you know what i ant for.
What, I want for christmas
moon shoes, hand hell DVD
gun, to live with my mom and
again and I want them to get
again if that is not to diffecli
Dear Santa it's me KC and thi-
whant for Christmas. To start
ball cairokey machine a makl
Juolry and a diary with hart p
two keys and a collection of
Bumps Book. Ough almost
kechers out fit an a softball. Go
Dear Santa I would Ike to hav
wheeler becius I will be able t
and recking ito the snow anothi
would like is a play station p
will b fun I hope you will dilev
Sincerely your friend,
I want a Chbo Choo Train,
Love Ricky Cothran 2 1/2 yrs.
I have been pretty good. I wan
Doll with a Back Pack and preti
food in it. And I love you.
I have been good some of th
want 2 presents this year. I want
Thomas Choo Choo Train
Wedding Barbie just like .
'Momma's bed. Thank you Sant;
Celine Dion CD.
Adora, 8 yrs.
I love Christmas. What I w
Christmas is a Karieoke machine
new clothes and shoes. I beleiv
Santa and your reindeers to. I
get a bunch of letters in the ma
what little children wants for Ch
I would love to come to the No
for Christmas eve and help yo
some toys for children. While
family's are'opening there pre;
Christmas eve, I will be help
make presents. If I be good
please come by my house. I a
to leave you some cookies and
hope you like chocolate chip
because that is what I am going
making. Do you like chocolate
plain milk. Well I don't know wl
so I will put plain. I like ch
Your friend, Tamelha
is what I
at I really
nd a new
o see you
sent to I
), a new
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is hat I
off a foot
This year I want a Barbie house, a
remote control Barbie car, some
Barbies, Shoes, Clothe, A Big barbie
.car that I can ride in, A Swing set, some
books, clay, bubbles, a bike, a bookbag,
and a radio.
I like Christmas because you bring me
presents. You & Mrs. Claus are very.
nice. I am going to leave you some
chocolate chip cookies. I want a CD
player, Eletric Scooter, Books,
'Computer, & Money. I have 3-brothers
and no sisters. I am the only girl that
my Mom has. I want a book call
Gingerbread Baby & gingerbread Man.
Can I get a pack of boxcar children.
Dear Santa I h ave a list of things I
Age of Empires set, Syhphon Filterz,
Your buddy Billy
Pleas give me presents because i have
been good for a few days I think. heres,
what I want a boat, a truck, a house, and
Hey big guy, I was just wondering if it
was hard trying to keep track of all the
naughty and nice children in the world?
I wanted to know how many ,elves you
have. I bet you have over 200 elves
working for you in your workshop.
Here are a few things r want for
2. Video Now XP
3. New Skates
4. For it to Snow
:e up kit Dear Santa,
'ages and Hey Santa, I was just wondering what
ff' Goose it's like at the North Pole. Im betting
forgot a that it hard to keep up with all the kids
mod by in the world. But I bet it's fun too. Here
are a few things I want for Christmas
e a four- this year.
o go fast 1. Bike
er thing I 2. Love & family
potabal it 3. Clothes
ver every Love
Ho Ho Ho! Hello Santa, Merry
Christmas. Let me get started to tell you
what I want for 'Chistmas. First, I want
another Dirt Bike, I also want a 4
Wheeler and an XBOX 360. I1 also want
a Play Steion three, a F-reex. You know
t a Baby I really De Serve all of this stuff
because I have been good all this year. I
really love this time of the year it is
really fun. I only want three more
things a mansion and a HBTV and last
e year. I Abram
and a Dear Santa,
the one I've been pretty good this year. For
Christmas I would like to have a remote
a. Also a Hummer, CD player, Play Station 2,
and some more match box cars, and a
carrier to put them in.
ant for How are you? I've been good most of
ne, some the year. So I was thinking maybe you
e in you could bring me this stuff
bet you 1. A Phone
dl telling 2. Bike
hristmas. 3. Fake Jeep
rth Pole 4. Trampolene
ou make 5. Pool
le some 6. Clothes
sents on 7. lots of candy
ing you Sincerely,
will you Lexus Rose
m ilk. I Dear Santa,
cookies How are you doing? Is it very cold in
ig to be the North Pole? I bet it is about 10
milk or degrees there. I bet. there are five
hich one hundred elves helping you every year. I
chocolate would like a variety of stuff but I will
only tell you some of the stuff. Here is
my list of items. A Game boy advance
Sp, a p.-,rible Did plier, and of course
clothes to keep me warm through the
winter. I have been a very good girl.
P.S. Merry Christmas
How are you doing? is it cold in the
North Pole? I will tell you some of the
stuff I want! I want some hunting tools
and some new clothes; I would also like
for my nanny to get well.
P.S. Merry Chrismas
For Christmas I would like a new bike.
I think I deserve it because I have been
good and my old bike is starting to get
rusty. The best gift I get every year is to
spend time with my family. How did y
ou ever meet Mrs. Clause? And how
many elves do you have!
Im going to tell you what I want for
5. barbie head
6. teen trends
7. care bear
8. video now
9. video now disc
10. 4 wheeler
This is all I want for Christmas. I did
not tell you how good I have been. I
made "AB" Honor Roll this' whole year
P.S. - Am I on the good list?,'
How are you doing? Is it cold ini-the
North Pole? I was extra good this year.
I am writing to tell you what I wanted
for Christmas. What I 'want, for
Christmas is a skate board, remote
controlled hummer, batmans word, and
very merry Christmas.
P.S. I want one more thing a big, huge
I kknow you like fresh bake chocolate
chip cookies. Look if you want the
cookies I'll get a plain and fly to the
north pole to give you the cookies. I
have been mostly good this year. Only
thing I want'is a pocket rocket.
How cold is it at the north pole? Well I
think it is 250 degrees below 0. Well I
want 6 trampolenes, 5 slides and 5
'ladders to. make this 6 Trampolenes
lined up and spread apart with 5 slides
in the cracks and the ladders in front of
the slides. So you can jump off the
trampolenes onto the slides and slide to
the bottom and climb to the top of the
ladder to the next trampolene.
I wanted to tell you that there well be a
gallon of milk and a ton of cookies
waiting, for you. For Chistmas I want
these t things.
1. a telescope
2. a shovel
3. a dinosaur skeleton
4. and a museum
How are you doing this y ear. I was just
writing to tell you about what I want for
Christmas this year. What I want is a
Jessie James black remote control truck.
And that's what I want for Christmas,
Dear St. N ick,
Hi! It's me Josie. I'm really glad it's
Chistmas. It's the best time of the year!
Am I on the good list? Because I better
be! How cold is it up there? How many
Elves do you have? It must take
forever, to make all those presents! Do
kid;s ever send you wishlists? How
many do you get a year? I've always
wanted a new bed, but I don't think you
could fit It In your bag!
MERRY CHRISTMAS &
'HAPPY NEW YEAR SEASON'S
FROM < GREETINGS
. .....APPY.7LS MANE from
Lisa Vanacore PERFORMANCE
Associates JANE S. USHER REAL ESTATE .W
994 SW Baya Dr. and JOE USHER 750 .
Lake City WISH YOU A II 750 SW MAIN
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LAKE CITY REPORTER LETTERS TO SANTA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
I have been a super kid this year. I
would like to have the following things
for Christmas: a beebe gun, a knife,
lumber for building things, a tool kit,
fishing pole with all the accessories, a
spawn grave digger, speakers, a horse, a
go-cart, the movie King Kong, a remote
control, the DVD;1 The Chronicles of
Namia-The Lion, The Witch, and The
Wardrobe, a Holy Bible, and a CD
Player. I hope that you can send me a
letter and Mrs. Claus, too.
As you can see I want a lot, but I think I
deserve them. I have not -let anyone
insult me, my friend or girlfriend this
year. I help my mom around the house.
I go to church and try to have a great
life. So, please me have all of these
Your old pal,
I wanted to tell you that I was a very
good young lady at school and home. I
did all my home work after I do my
home work. I do my chores when I 'm
don I get to play outside. What I want
for Christmas is new clothes, shoes,
cd's, portable cd player, makeup, and a
pretty Jewelry box. I have not been
pulling tallies in class, so most Friday's
I get to play on the playground right
now I don't have any tallies so please
can I have these things for Christmas.
I've been a very good young lady this
year. For Christmas I want more
Porcelain dolls for my collection, CD's;
such as Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Avril
Lavigne, Eminen, Nelly, Lil' John and
Destiny's Child's hottest, a four
wheeler, and Chopper Bike. I hope you
can bring me these things for
Ariel Ann Pinnick
Dear Saint Nick, , . , .
This year I was a jolly little girl and
Christmas is right around the comer. I
can just hear your reindeer bells going
"ring, ring, ring" in front of my house!
(This year I wasn't very naughty.) I let
my siblings play with my make-up and
I also brought them ice cream on
Friday's at school. Well, anyway lets get
down to business if you don't mind.
This Christmas I will be thankful for
whatever your elves make me, but I
really want a Dell laptop computer, a
dirt bike, a new DVD player, my'
personal cell phone that actually works.
My friend says this will do me a lot of
good. I also want-a disco ball, all of Lil'
Wayne accessories, Bow Wow
accessories, Nellie accessories, and
anything that has something to do with
singers or rappers.
Your little elf,
P.S. Can you bring Rudolph along?
I wish I could have. a remote control
hummer and to find out if Santa is real
or not. I should have these toys because
I have been real good for my dad.
I've been good, but I have to admit that
ever so often I do get a tally or two
pulled. I try to do my homework and so
far, I don't have any tallies. What I want
for Christmas is a four-wheeler, horse,
Jacuzzi, to pass to the 6th grade, a room
make over, make-up and last but not
least, a water bed. Please bring anything
else you might think I'll enjoy.
From your writer,
I've been a super kid this week. I want
some CD's, clothes and shoes for
Christmas. I think I should get them
because I've been a good boy, I'm
respectful to my teacher, mom, and dad.
If . you think of something else that I
might enjoy, please bring it to me.
I've been good and not got in trouble
this week, so let me tell you what I
want for Christmas. To begin with, I
would like a CD player, a portable CD
player, all different kinds of CD's, a
new 60" T.V., and a PSP plus the new
game system (it is a little hand held
electric game) and a stocken' full of
candy for Christmas.
Your best elf
I have been good. What I want for
Christmas is drums. The other thing is a
tree house. The last thing is a robot..
I have been good. All I want is presents,
like Dore Cichin and a Spongq Bob
Square Pants game. I want new shoes
size thirteen and a new bike and a baby
doll and a desk too and new crayons
and new coloring books to.
I have been good all I ,want for
Christmas is a Flat Big TV, and I want a
Game Boy Advance SP and a
Spiderman mask and I want a, Play
I have been very good. What I want for
Christmas is Bratz. What else I want
is a Barbie Sleeping Bag. I been good.
I have been good. Sleeping Bag,
Clifford the Dog, Roses and Babys.
I have been good. I want a Bratz and
Sleeping Bag. I want a Bratz Tent. I
want Bratz makeup. I want a skate
I have been good every day for ever. I
want a Barbie Head Make Set. I want a
Barbie. I want a Skateboard. I want a
pool diving board. I want a Make set
a big make set.
I would like a Skate Board, Shoes and a
All of my favorite things to get for
Christmas is a apple tree toy. I have
been good! I want a Barbie Doll. An I
want a Baby doll and a doll house.
I have bee very good. I want a Skate
board and a game boy, play station 2
and drums. That is all I want.
I have been good. I want a bike. I want
some games like a Batman game and
Spongebob Square pants game.
I have been good. I like to have a
skateboard, I like to have a playstation
2 and a game boy.
I have been good. I want a Bratz tent. I
want a Game boy Bratz game and
I have been good. I like to have a train
set. I like to have a mack.
I been good Santa. I want a good
Christmas this year. I want a lots of
with my presents under my tree with
my other presents. I will get a lot of
presents. I will be my best of my work.
I have been good. If I can get a Bratz
doll. I want cryaons and books to
read and i want to go to the North poll.
It would be fun to have a game like
a Bratz doll and a ball
I have been good. I like to Santa. I love
you Santa. You are the best Santa.
I love you Santa forever and ever and
ever and ever Santa you are the best.
Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts:
I have been good this year. I would like
a Baby Doll.
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts:
I have been good this year. I would like
1. Pogo Stick
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts:
1. Herbie the 53 Car
2 BBQ Toy
4. Four Wheeler
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts
1. Herbie the' 53 Car
2 Pogo Stick , . . .
3. One Thomas the Train
4. Spider Bike
5. Four Wheeler
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts:
1. Toy 4 Wheeler
2. Power Ranger
4. Power Ranger Suit
I have been good this year. I would like
a few of these gifts:
1. Baby doll
2. Cell Phone
I have been mostly good. All I want for
Christmas is a house and a black and
tan hound dog.
I been good this year and I want a 20x2
and another MX game and a calendar.
What I want for Christmas is another
arrow for the bow and arrow you gave
me last year. Please bring me a bike
with bigger wheels.
I've been a good little girl. Now Santa
can you bring me a cell phone I will
take good care of it. A chopper bike and
will you bring my mom something
special. Please Santa bring my brother a
Xbox 360 and me some clothes. My
sizes are: 12 pants, Medium Shirt, 3 in
shoes. Jordans color pink, green,
I have been a good girl at school. I want
to get a new bike, a Harry Potter
DVD when it comes out of the theater. I
want some money for Christmas from
my grandma. Something else I want is a
I've been good all year long. I want the
thing that will braid your hair,.
the pen that is a calulator and stuff like
that, school supplies. Good luck.
Dear Santa, .
I've really been good this year. One
thing I want is a house for my kitty.
Another thing I want is a TV for my
room and can you give a DVD player to
go with it? The last thing I want is a'
Cell Phone that takes pictures.
I have been good this year, So I beg you
to bring me a X Box 360, go cart
and a D.S. game boy, and a couple of
Please bring me some make up so I can
play dress up, and a go kart so I can
drive it in the yard. And one more thing
I want a mini motorcycle for Christmas.
When I went to Wal Mart it cost too
much money. I knew my mom and dad
were going to say no. So could you
me bring me a mini motorcycle.
Dear Santa, ;,.:.
Have been good. Please bring me
something I wish for; phone and a Bratz
doll, and some clothes. Thank you for
all the Things you give. Please bring
me a TV for Christmas.
I've been a good boy all year. For
Christmas I'Would like a new colored
pencils, new yu-gi-oh cards, box of
candy canes, a spinning too,
transformers, a go cart, and a Karate TV
I been very good al year long. Can you
bring a Chihuahua and 2 games. Please
bring my dad lots of Jeff Gordon Stuff
and bring my mom her favorite type of
cat, a real live one and lot of cat stuff.
I've been really good and I've already
met my goal and I haven't mad one N.
Will you bring me a new cell phone and
more games for my play station two,
and lots of other things; like a remote
control cars and a Game Boy Advance
SP and some jewelry.
How are you doing. I have been good
this year. This is what I want; X Box
Games, Game Boy, Bike, All star
Shoes, Toys & a Go Cart. This is what I
I have been good at school and this is
what I want for Christmas. First,
This is what I want for Christmas .is
new clothes and a new Firby. Next, This
is what I want for Christmas is a new
bike. Last this is what I want for
Christmas is new converse.
I have been good this year. I want a
Nintendo Game boy and a Balarina
and a elf costume and a pool and a
Christmas costume and a puppy and a
and a parot and some earrings and some
pet owls and a baby chik and a bug
I been good this year and I make good
grades. And if I get presents I want a
play station 2 and a X Box, a golf cart
and a book about animals. The end.
You are the best because you make
Christmas fun because you are cool.
are cool because you are nice, and you
are healthy and I want Baby Bratz.
This Christmas I been good. I'm
wondering if I could have a Bratz
a Baby Bratz her name is Yasmen.
I know I haven't been that good this
year, but I'll go ahead and tell you
what I want for Christmas. The only
thing I want for Christmas is my own
For Christmas I want to have toys for
Christmas. Now I know that some of
the kids do not believe in you Santa, but
I believe in you Santa. I do care
about you because I think that you are
the best, but I want you to give
presents to the poor kids and give them
food to eat Santa. They are hungry
and thirsty. I want you to give them
something to Drink. Dear Santa, you
my best friend.
Little race car, 2 game boys, tent, 5 play
station 2 games, laptop, 7 play
station one games, 7 chair, 17 Nintendo
I have been good. I want a toy monster
truck and a toy air plane.
I love you Sincerely.
Your Friend Tyler
I have been really good this year. I
would like a PSP Mario party 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, Mario Striker, Bicycle with
spinners, Nintendo PS that's it.
I've been good this year. I want another
Digemon game because they turn in
to cool looking Digemon and they got
good attacks, and they do flip when
I like you very very much. I want a
XBox 360. May you please get me it
Santa. Game Boy. I love you because
you are the nicest person, I love you
Santa Clauis. Your my bestest friend in
the world Santa.
I have been doing good and I want a
Gameboy and a pant ball gun and a dirt
bike and a Play Station 2 a X Box 360.
Some 4 wheelers, a fly net and a
remote control car.
I want a gameboy with some games
with it and I want a computer that you
carry everywhere and I want a TV and
some babydolls with clothes and some
shoes with it and I want a new bookbag
that have a lunch box and I want my
book bag color to be baby blue.
First I want some makeup. Next I want
a crown box with crowns.
First I want some makeup and some
clothes and some bows for my hair that
is all. Next I love you and you are the
best of all.
I want to have a shell shocker and some
. games like spider-man, army toys, a
neckless with gold, a skateboard, a
watch and a CD player a new stack of
cards and they are yu-gi-oh! cards, a
new back pack, a play station 2 or a
XBox, some paper, some shirts, they
have to be medium oh some books so I
can read, some new pencils, and some
math cards for I can do my numbers;
and a new jacket: oh and the cookies
and milk is on the table that's not all,
some shoes, and a car but it is not real
and some race cars or a pet gold fish,
and a baby chick, well if you can, can
you tell my mom to put the Christmas
tree some markers.
Have you been looking at my behavior?
How are the reindeer? Which elf is
going to help you on Christmas eve? I
forgot to put one little thing on my
wish list and it is the Kronks new
groove video. How do you go around
world before sunrise? Santa I moved so
you will have to use the door this
time. Am I the only one who sent a
wish list Santa? How did you get your
job? Why do you like give joy so
much? Santa, do your reindeer really
fly? Santa, how do you know we are
sleeping, and when we are awake?
Santa, do you get me more than
thousand letters a day. Santa do they
have a polar express? Why do you only
give presents to little kids? What is your
favorite kind of milk? Why do you like
milk and cookies so much?
I have been so good at home and I like
to go to school in the morning. So I
do not want to be a bad girl I am a good
girl. I want a little puppy for
Christmas, so can you get me one? And
I want a Little Pony for Christmas and
I want a doll for Christmas and I love to
have a Little Book for Christmas
and I like presents. I want to have one
of your bells that you have on your
reindeer and a cute little elf and a little
bear and a little tiger that is
a toy and a globe that is a red book so
get me a little ring and a duck for
Christmas and a Polar Bear and a little
Jaguar and a family of bears.
I've been a good in school. I hope you
bring me a lot of presents this year,
and tell Mrs. Claus I said hi. I want a
bathrobe with dolphins on it,
chicken little the movie, have your elf's
been good and working hard? Get
Mrs. Claus a diamond bracelet. Oh back
to my Christmas wish list, I want a
bracelet, nail polish (pink), purse,
earrings. Make sure you get to everyone
this year. Get the special elf to make my
presents. My sister wants books,
books, books, she loves books. I want
her to have amazing animals with
lions, Tigers and bears. I want a pet
dolphin with its baby dolphin and its
father. Rudolph pretty good this year
isn't he? I want the Polar Express
movie, a picture of Rudolph and his
friends with Mrs. Claus and the elfs
and with you. I want to know if I am on
the good list or bad list?
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Er HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM
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591 NW Guerdon St. & 149 SE Lochlyation Lake City Industries
Lake City Happy New Year 19 SE Lochlynn Terrace 250 NW Railroad St.
1777 SW Leslie Glen Lake City
386-752-7585 758-2368 719-2227 36-752-3511
LAKE CITY REPORTER LETTERS TO SANTA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
I been a good boy all .year. So can you
give me lots of toys. Like a shell
shocker, a gold necklace. Some clothes.
A dirt bike a four wheeler, a go
cart, bike, some little cars, five candy
canes. Some pictures of you, some
pictures of your wife a brown dog with
You will love to see my house. It will
have beautiful lights. I am still
working on them. Here I will tell you
what I want. I would like a sparkling
pink jacket, a fuzzy pink cat, sparkly
jeans and a silver pin. Yesterday I
made 100 on my science test and my art
test. Monday night I went to Phish
heads I ordered chicken. My brother
begged me for my French fries, it was
funny. How did you get your job?
I have been very good. I want for.
Christmas is a big dog, Bratz dolls, a
gold fish, a stuff animal bunny, a 100
dollars so we can be rich, some new
clothes to 8/7 size, some shoes and a
book about Bunnys.
Santa I wish I could see Rudolph. Santa
why do you live in the North Pole?
Santa why do you iave reindeer? Santa
why do you wear a red suite and :ay
HO HO? Santa when you where little
did they call you Claus? Santa why do
have a mustach?
I've been a little bad to my mom and
friends, but I told everybody I'm sorry
for what I did. But can you still bring
me stuff? I would like a phone card
for a nokia, a golden retriever, and lots
of Bratz, Yasmin hair doll and
remove able tatoos, and for Cd's I
would like Kelly Clarkson, Behind
These Hazel Eyes, Now 15, Missy
Elliot Cookbook, Pussycat Dolls, D4L,
Laffy Taffy and Chris Brown Run it.
Please bring my mom a Diamond Ring
with her birthstone in it.
I want you to come to y house for 1
reason, I'm good, I do not talk bad
about you like Shelea and Jesse do, they
say you are not real, they say you
are dead, and they do not believe in
Sincerely Your Friend,
Have a Jolly Christmas
Dear Santa Claus,
I want one certain thing for you to bring
me On Christmas Eve, it is a four
wheeler. I really want one for
Christmas, they look awesome. But if
can't afford a four wheeler I would like
a pogo stick. Pogo sticks are also
awesome. I have been wondering if the
reindeer food is magic? And does the
reindeer food help the reindeer'fly. My
friend Ariona does not believe in
you so I quit being her friend. Although
I believe in'you, I don't ant to -
stop believing in you. If I do, I might
get coal, or nothing in my stocking.
I also want to see a picture of Rudolph
the Red Nose Reindeer.
I want a computer for Christmas this
year and I want some makeup and
Jewelry. I hope you get this letter Santa
because I have wanted a computer
all my life, well not all my life because
when I was a baby I didn't even
know what was a computer. Santa, my
favorite holiday is Christmas because it
is when Jesus was born and because
you are a kind man who everyone loves
even the grownup love you and mostly
we love you even if I don't know you
and Merry Christmas to you.
I have been a really good girl this year
and I believe in you and your
reindeer and elfs and for Christmas I
would like a lot of clothes. How have
you been doing by the way. 1 want toy
dogs collection please. I love you and
what I really want is my Aunt Joyce to
come back and live with us that what
I really want thank you. Santa have a
wonderful night, I love you. Good
night. I will leave you cookies and
How are you doing? I've been a good
girl and how are the reindeer? Would
tell Mrs. Claus I said hi, do you like
chocolate chip cookies? I would like
to see you and the reindeers. Merry
Christmas Santa, Ho Ho Ho!
I want a CD and a real puppy and a CD
player and a care bear that glows in
the dark and a Bratz purse and a care
bear blanket and a twin sister and a
I want a phone for Christmas, if you
have enough money. How old are you
Santa? Do you have,.a book about
phones, please give it to me or I will not
leave you some cookies or milk. If you
eat too much cookies and you drink
milk to much you be so fat as a bear. I
been a real good girl and I will
sleep when you come in at night. Good
I would like a New X Box on Christmas
because I have been very very good, so
good that there was a.Halo on my head.
I been a good child this year. For
Christmas I would like a Lap top Santa
Claus. And I will leave milk and
Santa I want a bike but most of all I
want a swing set and game boy game
like Madagascar and Sponge Bob and I
want a big Monkey and a small monkey
and a big I mean big Rudolph the Red
Nose Reindeer and a game boy case
is blue and most of all you do not have
to get all of this stuff but I do
want a puppy. That is all I want if you
can get it all of this stuff if you
When you come to Lake City I am
going to lay out cookies and milk for
for a little snack so you don't get
hungry on the way. And I will lay out
carrots for the Reindeer. What I want
for Christmas is a game boy with some
games named crash and I want a play
station two and some ear rings I can not
have fake ear rings because my ear will
get crusty. I hope you have a good
Christmas an tell the Elf's Merry
For Christmas I want a Play Station 2
and a deck of YU-GE-OH cards, don't
forget the XBox and a Starwars Battle
These are the things that I want for
Christmas. I would like a book, a
football and a bat and a baseball and
some boxing gloves and an airplane and
a hat and mittens for next Christmas, a
I want you to bring me a game boy and
the game boy game that go to game box
and I want you to bring me a dog so I
can play with it all day long. But
please let it be a little puppy and thank
you for doing this and it will be
milk and cookies for you and I hope
that is a enough.
I have been a good child and there. are
the things I want. I want a Star
Wars -toy, Star Wars Battle Front 2,
Lego Star Wars, the video game, Need
Speed, Hot Pursuit 2. Thank you Santa.
I want a dirt bike and clothes like pants,
shirts, jackets and a orange hat
and a remote control Hummer for
My name is Krista this is what I would
like for christmas a barbie a doll and
mayup and you to bring some snow in
our class room and you to bring me a
bell and brats and a cat stachyou. I love
My name is Zachery this is what I
would like for Christmas I want a
I love you, Zachery
My name is Samuel. This is what. I
would like for Christmas GIJem6
I love you, Samuel
My name is Skyler. This is what I
would like for Christmas. I would like
the set of the Barbie and Magic of
Pegusus and moe of the raneers bel and
towthin and tow tank.
I Love you, Skyler
Der Santa. .
My name is Katelynn. This is whdt I
would like for Christmas a Barbie doll.
I love you, Katelynn
My name is Kamdyn this is what I
would like for Christmas. A drum set
and a bike and I wat a pupy, and a
I love you, Kamdyn
My name is Kadem this is would like
for Christmas Hymex and a nou gamed
and pup a gift and a spl for reng
I love you, Kadem
My name is Dolton this is what I would
like for Christmas a robote in a
I love you, Dolton
Dear Santa, i
My name is Dustin this is what I would
like for Christmas a bunny PSP and a
I love you, Dustin
My name is Chandler. This is what I
would like for Christmas. I wut a bu lo
and gaboo and a gocot and I hop that
my unc Todd cums hom saf.
Love you, Chandler
My name is Mclade this is what i would
like for Christmas
gnavity car skat bord dort bike skeas
snow bord visit gutor 4 weler
I Love you, Mclade
My name is Elizabeth this is what I1
would like for Christmas ,
I like Batzr.
I love you, Elizabeth
My name is Hunter. This is what I
would like for Christmas, a
playstashun, sand a metlbetetr and a
I love you, Hunter
My name is Zach This is what i would
like for Christmas a 4 weler and a bike
and a birt bike and a pet and gator and
drumset and wunt uf the randers bells
and lazers tug a gun set a lunch box and
a bear and other stuff
Love Zachary S.
My name is Timmy this is what I
would like for Christmas
I would a dog
I would a powuep rovner
I would a bike
I would a PSP
I would a ASP
I would a cool
I would a bat and basbal
I love you Timmy
My name is Destiny this is what I
would like for Christmas. I wil like a
I love you Destiny.
My name is Lanna. This is what I
would like for christmas a barbie doll
house a bratz doll a new bike
I love you, Lanna
My name is Camryn. This is what I
would like for Christmas I would like a
new big bike. a drum set and I would
like a set of vnela with shanpoo. buble
bath. boddy wash. I love you Camryn
I have bin good this yare. I hope you
will give me a babydoll, with cloths,
snow bord, play puppy dog.
Sincerely, Kyrsten Giebeig
I wot a spieder man game decus I have
gin good this year and I hop you giv me
a car to drive in the grass.
I hope you can bring em a c.d. player.
Next I would like some Art supplies. and
some paint. Last I would like a doll.
SilicerelyiAlexis ' '' '
I'v been good this year I want a jingle
bells and I would like a drawling pad
Last I really want a nutcracker.
Sincerely, Christian C.
I have ben good. I want a pet baby
bunny beckes I can take care of hem.
'Next. I wount a pott tran baby beckes It
will tech my baby cusen how to~use the
potty. Last. I want a wutter baby beckes
I can sqes the wutur out at my moms
How are you doing? I've already got
one early Christma present I got my
very own puppie. I named her cara. I
have been a very good girl this year. I
even checked on the naughty or nice
list. Your website is great! My first
letter got signed by you. I will like a
American Girl doll for Christmas. It
will have blue eyes, brown hair, no
freckles, light skin, and a big smile. I
would also like a doodle bear that is
glow in the dark. It will be pink. I
would also like a polly pocket. I will
not care which kind it is. it's time to go
now so bye for now!
Say ha to the rain deer. This is what I
want, Moon shose, a polly poket clikit
house, for my mom I want bath and
body wash set, for my dad sunglasses,
for my Meme aple pie cadles, for pop-
pop a coydoy hat, for Kyli a puppy dog
"Real", for chip a picter frame, for
Saydie a chew toy. So by. I hear you on
I was sorry about my dogs barking at
your reindeer and the scooter fall out of
the slay and I
First, how can you-er reindeer fly very
very good. Second, you are the Best
santa ever. third I want a horse pellow
and a teddy bear.
Sincerely, Zoe Norris
How are you doing? My brother has
been a good boy his name is Neil Patel
he is my 'little brother he likes to play
with car's. I have been a good girl too
what I want for Christmas is only one
thing and it was my wish. I wish my
mom and dad my brother neil and my
granma be happy. Sorry I do not have
nothing to'give you. I hope you are fine
santa. Thank you santa good bye.
Sincerely, Neil and Mahima
I hope you feel well on Christmas Eve
and tell your elves to keep up the good
Hi santa I wish I cood see you but you
won't boom to my hose. Say hi to the
ranbers. I hope I am on the good list do
you go all over the word mary chrisams
santa I hop you get me every thing.
I hope you have a good chrimus eve
sending present to all of the kids in the
I have been good boy this year.
how are you doing I like gupit in your
most famest rainbear roodoff I whent a
gameboy in Blison. I like you santa and
Here's what I want for Christmas
I red moto-x glove sony brand 2 red
helmet full face 3 re moto-x gogles any
bmd 4 red chest protector f need a Oleer
back and noll01 peirce on back pants
need to be red and black like reel moto-
x riders 6 red no 4 CRF SOCC Honda 7
red black and white no plates I need no
101 on sides and front of dirt bike 8
black boots steel toe 9 spare parts 10
super special surprise can be any thing
about moto-x except the stuff on the
how are you doing this is the stuff I
want for christmas is a laptop and a dirt
bike and a new bardie boy & a black
car for my barbies & a black horse for
my barbies a razer phone a I just want
you to now that I love your toys that
you bring me even when you don't
bring what I all way's want but it is all
right that you don't all way bring what I
want my dog sasha has been so good
her stocking is a little backed ou will se
her name on it and my mommy and
daddy please put some thing in all of
the stockings and basket.
I want a play station 2 and a
80 dollar bill and molk intolu jeep and
i hop you have a great christmas holiday
and give my moma $800 dollars pies.
How are you doing I cheke lost on it on
the notey or nice list I didn't no see my
name but I did see donld name on
louren I don't now where my name was
but tnot was cool then I got the one is
I heard from my parents you can't make
the megy sward and I have something
to replace that they have it out its the
S.P.D. blaster I hope you can make the
blaster I wont it bad really really bad. I
hope you and the other kids and your
elves have a good christmas.
Sincerely, Jonathan Gilliam
Dear Santa, ,
How do you do and your tain dears and
the mose family rainbear of all first I
want to have a bell ol yor sly secen I
want a doom bugy for Chritmas last I
want a for wiler for crismas and all I
wtusn to rid on year sly and to have
Sincerely Brandon Egli
How are you I've really missed you wha
kind of cookies do you like because I
don't no yet and I really miss you and I
really want to see your reindeer like
rooduph and I want to see the other
friends because I miss them. The end.
How are your reindeer what kind of
cookies do you like heqes what I would
like for christmas a pair of moon shoes
a telescope a nintend6 DS those dog
games for the nintendo DS the reen
titans game for the game boy a popeyes
game for the game boyi the harry potter
movei for the VHS the game .Harry
potter and the goblet f fire game for
the game cube.
I have been good this year I hope you
and Mrs claus and the elfs have I happy
First I would like for christmas a scuter.
Next I would like play puppy that's my
buy sant marry christrmas.
I would like a sterio oh! say hey to the
reindeer for me please. thank you santa
close. Love ya. talk to ya some other
for Christmas i want a game boy with
some games. and I want a PS2 with a
game anymore games.
Frome a let whot crisms is a lotop
cuputeter and a staryo and if you have a
selfon I wold rilly like that. '
I wud like a x box and a bedeo gaoom
cold shado the hejog and tone hook s
spite man video gaoom.
I wish for a new bookbag next I wish
for a new bike last I wish for a new hat
I wish for a outfit. I wish for a barbie
doll I wish for a bike. by Reyna .
I wish for a red light saber and I wish
for a roboraptor and I wish for a bat
mobile and a Dr. dreadful and a merry
I wish for a doll that crys and a small
christmas tree and a new room and a
new hat. by Miriam
I wish for one of your bells and a bike
and a for wheeler, by James
I wish for a Modrsicul. and I wish for a
books. and the last one I wish for a
scooter, by Kelsey
I wish for a bike and I wish for a puppe
and I wish for a uvin that can make
some cakes. By Aliyah
I wish for firsh I wish for a bike. Next I
wish for a football, last I wish for outfit.
I wish for a bebiade next I wish for a
play station 2 last I wish for a skate
bord in conclusion these are what I want
for chrismas. by Michael
I have been a very good boy
I would like to have a ninja suit and
some ninja stuff and I want 2 melldais
nut crackers and a kid size motere
sickle. Your friend, Waldron
I have been a good boy
santa. and santa I want a game boy PSP
and some dvds for my PSP and some
seles for my PSP and a play stashen 2
and men nit clob3 and your fraud,
I have been a very good girl.
I would like to have a pitcher of santa
& a new book bag becus mine is see
through & a swimming pool & some new
shows for P.E. & a play plane & a
jacket for winter. Your Friend Leah
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to greet the children, and will
receive a gift and goody bag.
O'Leno State Park to
host 'Music in the Park' Lake Butler singles
to dance Saturday
"Music in the Park" is coming
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, starring
Dick Staber and Judith
Chasnoff. Bring a chair and
relax by the river while listening
to, a beautifully sung mixture of
original and traditional
bluegrass and folk music.
2-4 p.m. O'Leno State Park, is
located six miles north of High
Springs on U.S. 441.
The show is free with park
Lake City Elks Lodge to
host Christmas party
The Lake City Elks Lodge
#893 will host its 70th annual
Children's Christmas party from
6-8 p.m. Saturday at 259 NE
Hernando St. Santa will be there
I have been a good girl I would like to
have some stuff from you for christmas
like some brat dolls and some momfnhy
make up to put on my face when I go to
school and I want some 2 pairs of boots
the size is ones and I hopt you get my
letter. Your freand Ashley
I have been a vary good girl. I want a
barbie next I,will want a barbie car third
I want some lei jens. Your Friend,
I have been a very good girl I would
like to have a four willer I told you in
kindergarten get me amazing Amanda
for Christmas. I want boy and girl bratz
for christmas. I want clothes and,,new.
shoes. I want a new book bag. a roller
book bag. I want a new dog -for -
christmas . ,I want make up for
christmas. I want roller skates size 13
in-a-half. Your Friend, Lexus
I have Ben a very good girl and I would
like to have................a baby care bare
with a diper I would like a Lab puppy I
would like a medell nutcracker I would
like a worm jacket I would like a
magenerry friend I would like a baby
pic. from your firend madion-
I have been a very good girl this year. I
would like to have a bell off of your
slay. A charger for my leep, pad and a
nuther cat so my cat has a budee to play
with. Your friend Kayli
I have been a good boy all year/and I
want a light saber, madigas car game for
x-box 1 pack of mighty bepns, star wars
1 and 2 for games boy yu-gi-oh for x-
box, a starwars posters. Your friend
I have been a good girl. I woIld like to
have a big a big teddy bear a/brown one
which it and a fluffy jacket. Your
Friend, Kelsey Hitt
I hav been a very good boy I would like
to hav a basketball and a football and a
sokerball and a baseball and jumprope
and the last thing I want is friends. Your
Friend Joey Sabriiski
I have been a very good boy. I would
like to have a kids car and a tv and a
cleaning set and tell .rudolph i sid hi.
Your friend Jessie PowellU
I have been a very good boy I want a
makintrorl car santa, and i wnte a gam
boy and I want a foot ball and I wont a
sokrball and I strak and a motrical
satloz and a macirtol jeep and a jaket
and a srete. your friend, Kyle Nichols
I have been a very good boy I would
Like to have a dirt bike and some gear.
and the last pawer raner book. and a
playstain 2. and the football 2006NFL
and a toney hock game. Your friend,
I have been a very good girl. I would
like to have a for wilei. be tas my big
cousins have for wilers. and I wont one
to and I wont a now puppy to and I
wont it gray be cas I lost my other
puppy. From your friend Sharday M.
Dear Santa, F
I have been a very good boy. I would
like to have bat bi , flytqul, flypd,
tqebos, pepys, paints, your friend Zach
Lake Butler Singles will have
their dance Saturday 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 .
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
My name is Cameron Holley. I have
been a good boy. I want a dump truck
and semi truck
.I have been a very good boy I would
like to have a baseball bat a bike glove,
race car, chicken little the video game,
chicken invaders the computer game.
Your friend Brandon
I would like a brat doll for christmas
thank you from Chiedza
I would kie a noou bike at my nanas
haus and the orme to come thank you
I would like a, X-Box, 360 and rachet
and clake Thank you Noah
I would like amasing amnda osama. I
would a baby annbel Thank you Keyla
I would like a bike and a mol and chrol
car and a X Box. Thank You Jose
I would like a skate board and scoote
shose and a moke a chor car Tank You
I would like a Giol Sigma six 4 and a
woch and a silvr hand that you can put
on. Thank You Gilberte
How are you? I am fine. I have been a
spectacular gilr. For Christmas I would
like a Chat Now, Portable D.V.D.
player, new PJs, a new hat that goes
side ways, a new baby doll, a go cart, a
new set of earings hoops, a new pair of
pink painty boots, a wallet, a new pair
of pink pannies, a gameboy a pair of
pink slippersYour friend, Lydia
How are you? I am fine. I have been a
spectacular gilr. For christmas I would
like a diary that opens to my voice.
Your Friend, Brandy Britt
How are you? I am fine I have been a
nice girl for Christmas I would Like a
fish tank a reindeer named rudoph a
peiar of new clothes size seven new
shoes size tow, new craft stuff and a
homework stand and a new bratz make
up set, jolrey new barby dolls, and
cheada grils clothes. Your Friend,
Sidney P. Bryan
How are you? I am fine, I have been a
perfect girl. For Christmas, I would like
a fish tank for my fish and a puppy and
a praty dall set to play withe my sisters
and I want a make up set for me to were
to chierch for I can look pretty like my
mom. Your Frined Laurel Daniel
How are you? I am fine I have been a
spectacular girl. for christmas, I would
like. First, I want a new moder sicl, a
little pilow and a stoft aniemle to I wish
christmas was every day so I can get
presents. Your Friend Ashly Sinor
How are you? I am fine. I have been a
spectacular girl. for chrismas I would
like a pair of roller skates. christmas
would not christmas without you. Your
How are you I anm fine Ive been a
St., downtown at the Lad Soup
Kitchen. Everyone is invited.
Call 758-2217 for any additional
LCCC is closed
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
LCCC executive board
to meet Jan. 17
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community College
Foundation will meet at noon
spectacular girl for chirstmas I. would
like a motor scooter for Christmas
remember Ive been spectacular. Your
How are you? I am fine. I have been a
great boy, For Christmas I would lik a
dirt bike. Your friend Tyler
How are you? I am fine. I have been a
terrific boy for chistmas I want a boa
snake and a dirt bike and roodolg he is
so pretty, I love him. Your friend Alex
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
boy most of the time. I would like
these things for Christmas. First, a X-
BOX. I like to play it. Next, a pack
of crayons. I like to color. Last, lots and .
. lots of clothes.
I am 6 years old. I have been a very
good girl. I would like a baby doll.
First, I would take care of it. Next, I
would play with it. Last, I would
make sure it doesn't get dirty.
I am 7 years old. I have been trying to
be a good girl. I would like these
things for Christmas: first, would like
some make-up; next, I would.like a
bell; last, I would like a star.
I am 7 years old.
I have been a good boy. I would like
these things for Christmas. First, I
want magic powers. Next, peace and
quiet. That is what I want.
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
boy. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I want some new
shoes. Next, I want a new toy. Last, I
want a new toy car.
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
girl. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I want a new bike.
Next, I want a big toy house for me,
that me and Brandon can have. Last, I
want a silver bell from Santa's
I am 9 years old. I have been a good
girl. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I would like to open
my presents. Next, I would like to
sing a song. Last, I would like to dance.
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
girl. I would like these for Christmas.
First I want a DVD player because I
don't have one. Next, I want a Brat
Doll, Because I have one, but the other
one needs a friend. Last, my brother
to be nice. That's all I want.
I am 7 years old. I have been a great
girl. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I went a Bratz Doll. I
have a whole set. Next, I want a
BixBy. I like it.
Jan. 17, 2006, in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake
City. Contact Mike Lee at
754-4392 or 754-4433 for more
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 townhall meet-
ing. It will take place at City
Hall, located at 205 N. Marion
Ave. For more information, call
Nelson's office at (850) 942-
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,
I am 6 years old. I have tried to be a
good boy. I would like these things
for Christmas. First, I would like a 4
wheeler. Next, I would like a motor
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
boy. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I want a 4 wheeler.
Next, I want a King Kong. Last, I want
I am 7 years old. I have been good
girl. I, would like these things for
, Christmas. First a toy puppy that , saw
at Wal-Mart. Next, a bell from a
I am 7 years old. I have been a good
boy. I would like these things for
Christmas. First, I would want real
money. Next, I would want a puppy.
I owuld want a drum set.
I would like a Dirt Bike, and a AXE
Deodorant and AXE Clown. A hunting
scope, and a rifle. A knife holder and a
knife like Bo and Luke Duke's knife
and a shirt and jeans like Lukes.
I would like some new movies for
Christmas this year. The ones I want
Polar Express, Max & Ruby, Blues
Clues Holiday and Power Rangers. I
would like a piano too. I have been a
good boy this year. I will leave you
Chocolate Chip cookies and milk at my
PS I Love You!
I would like for Christmas a Hoola Girl.
I would like for Christmas a Play
Station 2. I would like for Christmas a
Bratz Baby Doll. I would like for
Christmas a Baby Doll. I would like for
Christmas a make-up set with real
lipstick. I would like for Christmas a
I would like a big Game Boy. I would
like a XBOX. I would like a Barbie
Doll. I would like a baby puppy. I
would like a big My Size Barbie Doll. I
would like a big baby. I would like a
reindeer. I would like a Baby Santa
Doll. I would also like some Playdo.
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
Board to meet in 2006
The Volunteer Development
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon Jan. 10, 2006;
in the Lake City Community
College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information, contact Mike
Lee, executive director of the
LCCC foundation at 754-4392
I want a hog, a car, and money.
I would like a Make-up set, babies with
a bell, Bratz baby doll, room
cleaner, a baby doll. I would like for a
Christmas CD. I love you Santa.
I would like a bell from your sleigh, a
red Game Boy, tooth brush, a
reindeer, and a Santa suit. And $2,000, a
guard dog, and a My Sis Barbie, a
new Go-Cart, a horse, and some games
for my Game Boy.
I would like a bell off of your sleigh. A
Pegasus Horse that you can put
make-up on. Alll of your reindeer, and a
lot of surprises.
I would like a dirt bike, 4 wheeler,
Batman Master, truck, Play Station 2, a
pet tiger, go-cart, I would like a dog,
puppy, a little cat & a Play Station
I would like a biskloo, yooio bags, Play
Station 2, Sponge Bob Play, new
I want make-up, lip gloss, a trampoline,
I would like a dog, puppy, a fake baby,
a cat. I would like a home, a ducky,
a real car and I would like a baby doll.
I would like a 4 wheeler for Christmas
and a bike. I want a remote control
car, a gun, and a' girl friend. I also want
a scooter & video games.
I would like half money then a real:
gun, books, sword, & gum.
I would like a little real horse and a real
baby deer. I would like a 4
wheeler, toy duck, toy hog.
I would like a new Basketball and a
new basketball goal. Also video games,
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.
Bridge class coming
early next year
Learn bridge or update your
bidding system by taking the
Modern Bidding Bridge Classes
every Wednesday for nine weeks
beginning from 10-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 4, 2006, at the Blanche
Hotel.The class costs $91.25
plus textbook. For enrollment,
call Janet Harpster at
bells off of your sleigh. I would like a
little action flier, reindeer,
motorcycle, a new Gingerbread house.
A red car, roboraptor man. Camo
Jacket, and a dog book that you can
I want a Magnet XS, $200, chocolate
Hershey bar, paint ball gun, a bell from
you, Sponge Bob, and a 4 wheeler.
I would like a Play Station 2 for
Christmas please. You can do that,
I would like a 4 wheeler, go-cart, a bed
for my cat, a white kitty, a chalk
board, an electric scooter. 15 bells from
your sleigh, a paddleboat, 2 baby
reindeer, a butterfly clock with
batteries, dirt bike, a gingerbread car to
eat, roboraptor, robodog, roooman, a
camo jacket, a camo hat, a camo suit, a
horsebook, and a kitten book and
I would like a 4 wheeler, a computer, a
Barbie Scooter, and some CD's. The
Magic of Pegasus computer game, some
I would like some DVD's, CD's, clothes,
make-up, Monopoly, shoes, new
bicycle, jewelry, and some games to
play on my Game-Boy Advance. That's
what I want for Christmas.
Santa I hope I'm on the nice list. What I
want for Christmas is a CD Player,
TV, Bratz, Barbies, Bookshelf, lamp,
Barbie box, Dressers, pillows, and lots
more! Oh, I forgot a softball, bat, glove,
tennis racket, pajama's,
slippers, money (hahaha). movies,
DVD's, bells, jewelry, watch (like the
one I got last year, but it got lost).
Erin, 8 1/2 yrs
Lake City Reporter
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JENNIFER CHASTEENILake City-Reporter
A new sign graces the front of the Lake City/Columbia County ,
Historical Museum. The sign is one of many new improvements
to the museum.
MUSEUM: Fixing it up
Continued From Page 1A
but it could be that there's
more deterioration around
there. These old buildings
need a lot of maintenance and
we're just trying to maintain
the integrity of the building
because it's always expensive
if you let it go too late."
The museum now is featur-
ing an upstairs Native
American room that has
Seminole tribe and Creek
tribe artifacts and is working
on a new "kid's room."
"That will be a timeline of
Florida history with touch-
and-feel for the kids," Reed
The museum, which fea-
tures local history from the
late 1800s, will host events
during the annual Olustee
Battle Festival on Feb. 17 and
"We have big plans coming
up during the Olustee festi-
val," Reed said. "We will have
a drama on Friday night
called 'Angels of Mercy.' It
will be a candle walk-through
about the Battle of Olustee."
The Saturday of the festival
will feature hands-on activi-
ties for children. Reed said
children love to weave thread
on the museum's loom, play
historical games and. learn
about old technology, such as
ancient typewriters., Elderly
residents come to the
big plans coming
up during the
- Glenda Reed,
Lake City Historical Museum
museum to reminisce.
"The comments we hear
are 'Oh, I used to have one of
these when I was kid," Reed
said. "It's like going back in
time for them."
But in spite of all the excite-
ment surrounding the muse-
um, the facility is in need of
volunteers. The historical
building currently is open
only from 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturdays
and by group reservation.
Reed said there is demand for
the museum to open addition-
al days but it doesn't have the
"Our museum operates
totally on volunteers and
totally on donations from the
city and county," Reed said.
'We're having a hard time
getting volunteers. They say
'Well, I'd like to work there,
,but I, don't know anything
about it. We will train them on
everything they need to
FRAUD: Study continues
Continued From Page 1A
stem-cell research that had
raised hopes of new cures
for hard-to-treat diseases.
When Hwang published
findings in February 2004
and again in May, it was
believed he had developed
a new cloning method that
enabled him to accomplish
something no one else had.
Hwang chalked up much
of the success to South
Korean government sup-
port and dedicated
around the clock. He also
credited his workers' dex-
terity with chopsticks; stem
cell researchers visited
from around the world and
rushed back to their labs to
try the new technique.
The journal Science said
it would retract the May
paper and investigate
Hwang's 2004 paper that
claimed the first cloned
"It's a stain on the honor
and integrity of the whole
field," said Dr. Robert
Lanza, a cloning expert at
the biotechnology company
Advanced Cell Technology.
"It has sent a lot of scien-
tists on a wild goose chase
and down false paths."
Stem cells are created in
the first days after concep-
tion and mature into every
cell in the human body.
Scientist hope to use stem
cells as replacement parts
for failing organs and to
treat diabetes, Parkinson's
and other diseases.
DESOTO: Water is off
Continued From Page 1A
One function of the foun-
tain is purely ornamental,
while the other function is to
aerate the water in the lake.
Many people use the
.7-mile path around Lake
Desoto as a place to. walk.
One of the people who
often walks around the lake
hadn't known the fountain
"It's a tragedy," said Patty
Kimler, a downtown busi-
ness owner located a few
blocks north of the fountain.
It's a beautiful fountain and
it adds to the whole
ambiance of that area.
Moving water creates very
positive energy. That's why
we all have fountains, it's a
very positive force for us in
"You know how you feel
when you stand in front of
that fountain, the moving
water creates a positive
energy that you are picking
She said the reason she
hadn't known the fountain
was broken was because it
was cold and she had been
too busy with her store for
probably a month to walk at
the lake. But she said along
with beauty and positive
energy, the fountain was
important for other reasons
"We definitely need that
back there, the running
water aerates the water (in
the lake). It's good for the
plants. It's good for the fish.
It's just a real bad deal that
it's not working,"
Kimler and other another
downtown business owner,
Tammy Robbins, are among
the people who regularly
walk around the lake.
Robbins said she noticed
the fountain wasn't working"
earlier this week.
"I walked around it proba-
bly Tuesday and it (the
fountain) wasn't on. So I
don't know how long it's
been out," Robbins said.
By PATRICK QUINN
Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's
leading Shiite religious bloc
said Friday it is ready to dis-
cuss Sunni Arab participation
in a coalition government,
while thousands of Sunnis
and some secular Shiites
demonstrated in the streets
claiming election fraud.
Reacting to growing
protests over the Dec. 15 bal-
lot for a new parliament,
Shiite Prime Minister
Ibrahim al-Jaafari urged
Iraqis to have faith in the elec-
toral process. He made the
call after meeting with
Defense Secretary Donald H.
Rumsfeld, who announced
An Iraqi soldier inspects the damage in a Shiite mosque in
village of Balad Ruz, Baqouba, Iraq, on Friday.
the first of a possible series of
U.S. combat troop reductions
Hussein's chief Iraqi lawyer,
Khalil Dulaimia, claimed he
saw evidence his client was
beaten by American guards.
The United States has strenu-
ously denied mistreating him,
and the Iraqi judge who inves-
5l tigated Saddam said that
before the ousted leader
made the charge in court this
week he had always said "no"
when asked if he had been
A Sudanese diplomat and
five other Sudanese were kid-
ATEDPRES napped as they left prayers at
ATED PRESS a mosque. Friday, their for-
the eign ministry said. It identi-
fied the diplomat as Abdel
Moneam Mohammad Tom,
second secretary at Sudan's
Saddam mission in Baghdad.
SPIRIT: Retirement community rings in festive cheer
Continued From Page 1A
recently more residents bought
golf carts, so this year they had
enough carts to host a parade.
"We do these crazy things.
We thought it would be fun,"
Annello said. "They. (the resi-
dents) were excited about it.
Probably about a week they've
The community hopes to
begin a golf cart parade tradi-
tion for Christmas and other
holidays throughout the year.
"We'll definitely have an
Easter parade with bonnets and
everything," Annello said.
Daytona resident Sally
Kriegsman helped her 77-year-
old father, Al Hogue, decorate
his golf cart with garland and
lights for the event. Hogue
acted as the . parade's deejay,
playing Christmas carols from
his cart as he drove by.'
"It's nice they all pull togeth-
er for this," Sally's husband,
Marvin Kriegsman, said as he
watched the parade go by.
resident Lee Young spruced up
his golf cart with red-and-silver
tinsel in only half an hour.
Community president Bill
Levens, 67, rode in the cart with
Young and he said the parade
was good for the community.
"It's to show some enthusi-
asm and community relation-
ship," Levens said. 'We're
trying to get harmony here."
JUDGE: Local officials are seeking another judge
Continued From Page 1A
from whatever year they con-
sidered, and my impression is
they considered the preceding
year, they decided there w'as
not enough filings in Columbia
County to justify certifying the
need for another Columbia
County judge to the legisla-
ture," he said.
Before .last week's brief,
Columbia County Judge Tomn
Coleman was under the
impression the second county.
judge would be added in the-
"I'r d1iapp_,intd," he said
of the Supreme .Court's deci-
sion. "The Supreme Court
reacted to data that is provided
to them by the Office of the
State Court Administrator. It's
generally by local people who
track those things and I don't
understand what the formula
is. Two or three years ago, we
were certified for another
county judge and I assumed we
would get one, and I was really
surprised last year when we
were not certified for another
He said it was explained to
him that the increase in filing
fees had lowered the number
of people who filed small
"I was also told I had accel-
erated the rate of closing cases,
and that in fact kind of hurt
me," he said. 'This year when.I
got the news, I was surprised
Every county has at least
one county judge and a county
judge handles misdemeanor
crimes, such as DUI, simple
battery, civil and small claims
court cases, as well as crimes
punishable by less than a year
in the county jail.
Dennis Roberts, Third
Judicial Circuit Public
Defender, agrees the county
* State Attorney - $148,524 (elected, seven
* Circuit Judge - $139,497 (elected, seven
* Public Defender - $148,524 (elected, seven
* County Judge - $130,693 (elected, one count
Source: 2004 Florida legislative session Web
needs an additional county
"It's a very important court
because of the amount of peo-
ple it serves," Roberts said.
"There's no question Judge
Coleman needs help. He is def-
initely overworked. To me,
Columbia County is in desper-
ate need of an additional county
judge. The other six counties in
the circuit are in good shape on
the county court workload and
I don't understand why
Columbia County was certified
previously and then suddenly
not certified for this year.
"I'm all in favor of Judge
Coleman getting help. Anyone
who doesn't think he needs
help should come to a county
court plea day - it is standing
room only for hours on end."
According to court: records
from the Third Judicial Circuit,
which has seven counties and
seven county judges, during
the 2003-04 fiscal year, the
county judge in Columbia
County handled 3,305 cases.
The county judge in Suwannee
County handled 1,614 cases;
the Taylor County judge han-
dled 996 cases; the Madison
County judge handled. 974
cases; the Hamilton County
judge handled 636 cases; the
Lake City Medical Center
Dixie County judge ha
225 cases and the Laf
County judge handle
The county judge
Columbia County ha
approximately 42 perce
the county cases in the
"It's just a matter of w
until somebody in Tallal
and some other place
nizes or decides it's tim
another county judge)
even when they do deci(
going to be a year after
Coleman said. "I
Columbia County deser
second county judge."
'Collins. said he's beei
there is a bill in the legis
that would provide for an
county judge here.
'The legislature has th
decision, but for the mos
they follow the certifi
recommendations if the
going to create any new
tions and they base the
marily on the certification
ommendations of the Sup
Court," he said. "But, t
not required to do so. Th
make their own decision
haven't given up hope th
get another county judge in the
next session of the legislature."
Collins said the next step
will be to contact area legisla-
tors. He noted that State Rep.
Dwight Stansel (D-Wellborn),
as well as State Sen. Rod Smith
(D-Gainesville), were very sup-
portive of adding another coun-
:y) '"Those are very strong pro-
ponents of us getting another
county judge," Collins said.
Ssite. ''We've asked the Office of the
State Court Administrator to
'take anolthli r look 'and do an
handled inventory of our statistics that
layette were reported to be sure that
d 140 they appear to be accurate. If
there is a major discrepancy,
e in I'm sure they'll bring that back
handles and correct the mistake if
ent of there was one."
Third "A call has been made to the
Office of State Court
waiting Administrator and the chief
hassee judge has told me they're
recog- going to send someone to
ie (for review and do an audit on the
and data to see if it was all being
de, it's captured," added Coleman.
that," "Looking at the raw data, I do
think have some questions as to
rves a whether or, not some of it is
n told Coleman has been the lone
slature Columbia County judge since
another he won the post during the 2002
. election from Jimmy Hunt.
.e final "Judge (Jimmy) Hunt, who
3t part, preceded Judge Coleman, was
cation working with a heavy caseload
ey are then and it has only gotten
v posi- worse," added Roberts. "In my
m pri- opinion, the Columbia County
)n rec- judge, at the present time, has
preme the toughest job, because of
they're the workload, of any legal posi-
ey can tion in the circuit, to include
is. We circuit judges, state attorney
at will and public defender."
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HONOLULU - Central
Florida made one long trip
to get to the Hawaii Bowl,
and it had nothing to do
with the 11-hour flight.
The Golden Knights (8-4)
this season ended what was
championship game and
are making their first
Saturday when they face
A victory will tie the 1940
Stanford team for the
turnaround in NCAA
football history. UCF went
0-11 last year, going 700
days without a win before
defeating Marshall 23-13 in
the third game of the year.
"As I continually told
them, each and every day,
'As long as you keep
practicing well, good things
will happen,' and it did,"
coach George O'Leary said.
The Wolf Pack (8-3) are
making their sixth bowl
appearance and the first
since the 1996 Las Vegas
Bowl. They shared the.,,.,
Western Athletic , ' '
Conference title with Boise'
State after upsetting then
No. 16 Fresno'State 38-35
in the regular-season finale.
It was Nevada's first WAC
Cause of Dungy's
LUTZ - A medical
report Friday confirmed
that the 18-year-old son of
Indianapolis Colts coach
Tony Dungy took his own
life, although the cause of
death will not be
determined for four to
Dr. Jacqueline Lee
released the findings and
said there was no evidence
of foul play. Lee ordered a
toxicology study, and until
it is finished the cause and
manner of James Dungy's
death are listed as pending.
His girlfriend found him
Carter said. Carter said
evidence at the scene
A sheriff's deputy
performed CPR before an
ambulance took him to
Hospital, where he was
ineligible for bowl
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
defensive back Simeon
Castille, who made two
interceptions while starting
every game this season,
has been ruled
academically ineligible to
play in the Cotton Bowl.
The loss of Castille could
be significant as the Tide
tries to prepare for Texas
offense in the Jan. 2 bowl.
Sophomore Eric Gray
and junior Jeffrey Dukes
are expected to share time
in the defensive backfield in
place of Castille.
* Associated Press.
Gee Q: Damon cleans up for Yankees
Former Red Sox gets
sheared and shorn to
put on pinstripes.
By RONALD BLUM
NEW YORK - His hair
trimmed and his beard shorn,
Johnny Damon put on the
pinstripes for the first time Friday
after finalizing his $52 million,
four-year contract with the New
After spending four seasons
with the Boston Red Sox, Damon
switched sides in baseball's hottest
He passed his physical
Thursday, then went to Salon Ishi
on Manhattan's East Side for a new
look. With Damon's wife,
Michelle, looking on along with a
Yankees' photographer, a stylist
identified as "Chantal" rid Damon
of his facial hair and long locks,
putting him in compliance with the
code of Yankees owner George
"First of all, what do you guys
think?" Damon said, looking at the
cameras and stroking his chin.
"Obviously, keep on snapping
The Boss seemed pleased.
"He looks like a Yankee, he
sounds like a Yankee and he is a
Yankee," Steinbrenner said in a
A few dozen fans stood outside
the ballpark on a cold day to await
the arrival of Damon, whose singu-
lar look makes him as much a style
icon as a baseball star.
An All-Star in 2002 and 2005, the
32-year-old takes over the center
field job on the Yankees, a glam-
orous position played by Joe
DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and
He becomes the leadoff position
in a lineup that was second to
Boston in the major leagues last
year in runs and batting average.
Derek Jeter figures to move back
down to No. 2 in the lineup, fol-
lowed in some order by Gary
Sheffield, Alex Rodriguez, Jason
Giambi, Hideki Matsui and Jorge
' Last year, Damon batted .316
with 197 hits, 35 doubles, 10
homers and 75 RBIs as the Red
Sox finished second to the
Yankees in the AL East.
TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Byron Shemwell takes aim from the 3-point line at practice on Friday.
Johnny Damon was introduced as the Yankees'
newest player Friday in New York.
CHS basketball team "When you talk about winning a
travels to Daytona district tournament, it is basically
travels the same thing. That is one way
Beach for tourney, we will approach it.
"It is a chance to see different
By TIM KIRBY teams, ones we don't know much
firstname.lastname@example.org about, and it is always nice to go
off as a team."
Columbia High's basketball Columbia assistants John
team is headed to the'coast for a Brown and Varion Coppock also
return engagement at the are making the trip, as is Justin
Daytona Beach Sunshine Rayford, who started last year
Classic. but was injured during football
The Tigers take on Estill season. The Tigers are staying at
County (Ky.) at 2:30 p.m. Ivanhoe Beach Resort.
*Tuesday 'at' ,Atlantic'".' Theeis';-'dan e
High. All of Columbia's i 'ON THE WEB the-,first night: and
games are at Atlantic; www.cstt.com we will probably go
Warner Christian High bowling," Hosford
is the other tournament site. said. "I contacted Embry-Riddle
The Sunshine Classic, now in and we will see one of their
its 16th year, is two eight-team games and practice at their place
tournaments, divided into small on our day off.
and big schools. "We want them to have a good
Each team is guaranteed three time, but we don't want them to
games and the championship is think it is a vacation. We are
4:45 p.m. Friday. With a win, going there to win three games."
Columbia will play at 1:30 p.m. Hosford made the trip when
Wednesday; a loss means a he was a CHS assistant and the
1:30 p.m. game on Thursday. Tigers went in 2001-02. In 2002,
There is also a nine-team girls Columbia was runner-up to
tournament going on during the Atlantic, which is also the
week. defending champion.
Joining Columbia and Estill in Columbia (8-0) won't surprise
the big school bracket are Minor, any of the opponents - the
Ala., Mount Pisgah Christian Tigers debuted in the Class 5A
(Ga.), Norfolk Collegiate (Va.), poll at No. 6 last week.
St. John, Miss., Wooddale, Tenn., "We had a pretty good practice
and the Sharks from Atlantic. Thursday, everybody was here,"
"It is a good chance to play Hosford said. "You always worry
three games in four days," CHS that someone won't show, but
head coach Trey Hosford said at
a morning practice on Friday.
CHS continued on 2B
California, Navy win in
Las Vegas, San Diego
Navy's Reggie Campbell
matches Barry Sanders'
five bowl touchdowns.
LAS VEGAS - Most of the sellout
crowd will remember Marshawn
Lynch's powerful running and DeSean
Jackson's exceptional catches as the
marquee moments of California's
victory in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Coach Jeff Tedford appreciated his
skill players' dazzling abilities as well,
but thought the Golden Bears' 35-28
win over Brigham Young on Thursday
night was decided on the lines.
Lynch rushed for career highs of
194 yards and three touchdowns,
while Jackson punctuated his stellar
freshman campaign with six catches
for 130 yards and two scores. They
filled a highlight reel with plays that
should make Cal fans salivate for their
2006 returns - but Tedford saw a
different game unfolding.
"We were able to dominate the line
of scrimmage for a long time, and that
was really where the game was won,"
said Tedford, who has won two bowl
games in his last three seasons at Cal.
"Our offensive line is full of veteran
'guys who went out on a high note, and
our defensive line made the play that
That play was made by end Phillip
Mbakogu, when the inspired Cougars
had one last chance to complete a
comeback from a 21-point deficit in the
fourth quarter. Mbakogu hit John
Beck's throwing arm, and Daymeion
Hughes intercepted that wobbling
pass to allow Cal to escape with a
victory that should raise expectations
even higher for next season.
When Lynch accepted the MVP
trophy, he lavished praise on Cal's
offensive line, which includes three
senior NFL prospects: tackle Ryan
O'Callaghan, center Marvin Philip and
guard Aaron Merz.
Navy 51, Colorado St. 30
SAN DIEGO - Only four players
have scored five touchdowns in a bowl
game, and two of them did it in San
Reggie Campbell, meet Barry
'That's pretty exciting," Campbell,
the small, speedy Navy slotback said
after being told he had matched
Brigham Young's Curtis Brown (left) dives with the ball, as California's Greg Van
Hoesen (center) and Daymeion Hughes pursue, at the Las Vegas Bowl on Thursday.
Sanders' five-TD performance that
came 17 years earlier on the same field.
Campbell's thrilling performance,
which included 290 all-purpose yards,
led Navy to a 51-30 win over Colorado
State in the Poinsettia Bowl at
The 5-foot-6 sophomore had
touchdown catches of 55 and 34 yards,
and scoring runs of 22, 2 and 21 yards.
Sanders scored five touchdowns
and ran for 222 yards in the 1988
Holiday Bowl, leading Oklahoma State
to a 62-14 win over Wyoming at what
was then called Jack Murphy Stadium.
"I feel honored, almost, because
Barry Sanders is one of the guys I
always looked up to as a running'
back," Campbell said.
The other players with five TDs in a
bowl were Michigan's Neil Snow
against Stanford in the 1902 Rose
Bowl and San Jose State's Sheldon
Canley against Central Michigan in
the 1990 California Bowl.
Campbell was spectacular
practically every time he touched the
ball for Navy, which was playing in a
third straight bowl game for the first
time in academy history.
LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
ESPN - Hawaii Bowl, Nevada vs. Central
Florida, at Honolulu
CBS - Regional coverage, doubleheader
FOX - Regional coverage
FOX - Regional coverage
CBS - Regional coverage, doubleheader
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y-clinched playoff spot
Tennessee at Miami, I p.m.
Detroit vs. New Orleans at San Antonio,
N.Y. Giants at Washington, I p.m.
Buffalo at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Dallas at Carolina, I p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, I p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, I p.m.
San Diego at Kansas City, I p.m.
Atlanta at Tampa 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.
Chicago at Green Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.,
New England at N.Y. Jets, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 I
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 at Tampa Bay, I p.m.
Houston at San 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
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss 31,Arkansas State 19
Toledo 45, UTEP 13
Las Vegas Bowl
California 35, BYU 28
Navy 51, Colorado State 30
Fort Worth (Texas) Bowl
Houston vs. Kansas (n)
UCF (8-4) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8:30 p.m.
Motor City Bowl
Akron (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-5), 4 p.m.
Champs Sports Bowl
Clemson (7-4) vs. Colorado (7-5), 5 p.m.
Arizona State (6-5) vs. Rutgers (7-4),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
MPC Computers Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Boise State (9-3) vs. Boston College (8-3),
4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
At San Antonio
Michigan (7-4) vs. Nebraska (7-4), 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29
At San Francisco
Utah (6-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-4), 4:30 p.m.
At San Diego
Oregon (10-1) vs. Oklahoma (7-4), 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30
Music City Bowl
Virginia (6-5) vs. Minnesota (7-4), Noon
At El Paso, Texas
Northwestern (7-4) vs. UCLA (9-2),2 p.m.
At Shreveport, La.
Missouri (6-5),vs. South Carolina (7-4),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Miami (9-2) vs. LSU (10-2), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31
At Charlotte, N.C.
South Florida (6-5) vs. North Carolina
State (6-5), II a.m. (ESPN2)
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Tulsa (8-4), I p.m.
TCU (10-1) vs. Iowa State (7-4), 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 2
Alabama (9-2) vs.Texas Tech (9-2), 11 a.m.
Iowa (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3), II a.m. (ESPN)
Virginia Tech (10-2) vs. Louisville (9-2),
12:30 p.m. (NBC)
Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Auburn (9-2), I p.m.
Ohio State (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (9-2),
5 p.m. (ABC)
Georgia (10-2) vs. West Virginia (10-1),
8:30 p.m. (ABC)
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Penn State (10-1) vs. Florida State (8-4),
8 p.m. (ABC)
Wednesday, Jan. 4
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)
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to 6 20 .231
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a 6 18 .250
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it 20 3 .870
S15 8 .652
and 15 9 .625
ukee 14 9 .609
go 12 13 .480
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ntonio 20 6 .769
19 7 .731
his 15 9 .625
Orleans II 14 .440
Houston 10 14 .417
W L Pct
Minnesota 13 10 .565
Denver 12 14 .462
Seattle II 13 .458
Utah II 15 .423
Portland 7 18 .280
W L Pct
Phoenix 15 9 .625
L.A. Clippers 15 10 .600
L.A. Lakers 14 II .560
Golden State 14 12 .538
Sacramento 10 16 .385
Cleveland 108, Chicago 100
Dallas 105, Sacramento 95
Philadelphia at Atlanta (n)
L.A. Lakers at Orlando (n)
Utah at New York (n)
New Jersey at Miami (n)
L.A. Clippers at Charlotte (n)
Chicago at Memphis (n)
Indiana at Cleveland (n)
Golden State at Detroit (n)
Portland at Minnesota (n)
Toronto at San Antonio (n)
New Orleans at Milwaukee (n)
Houston at Denver (n)
Washington at Phoenix (n)
Dallas at Seattle (n)
No games scheduled
Free Estmr uateslly
Liesed & Insured
San Antonio at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 3 p.m.
Boston College 89, Harvard 55
Boston U. 69, Canisius 56
Central Connecticut State 72, Binghamton
Charlotte 85, Rutgers 82
Hofstra 73, St. Francis, NY 57
Long Island U. 80, CCNY 39
Navy 73, Brown 64
Providence 76,Yale 63
Rhode Island 87, Quinnipiac 72
St. Peter's 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 77
Temple 63, South Carolina 50
Villanova 98, La Salle 57
Alabama St. 78, South Alabama 75
Charleston Southern 91, Newberry 74
Florida 77, Miami 67
Florida St. 108, Campbell 73
Gardner-Webb 90,W. Carolina 83, OT
Georgia Tech 92, Jacksonville 67
Louisiana Tech 92,Tougaloo 58
Louisiana-Lafayette 89, McNeese St. 77
N.C. State 68,Alabama 64
Nicholls St. 89, Centenary 80
UAB 85, Old Dominion 57
Va. Commonwealth 91, Longwood 80
Vanderbilt 53, IUPUI 45
Wake Forest 47, Richmond 40
Winthrop 101, Palm Beach Atlantic 49
Cleveland St. 84,John Carroll 53
Drake 73, S. Utah 60
E. Michigan 67,Tulsa 62
Gonzaga 60, Saint Louis 57
Indiana St. 69, Illinois St. 59, OT
Iowa 73, Robert Morris 51
Kansas 85, N. Colorado 62
Marquette 60, Delaware St. 48
Michigan 87, Miami (Ohio) 80
Missouri St. 84,Arkansas St. 55
Ohio 56, Detroit 55
S. Illinois 67,Ark.-Little Rock 42
Weber St. 74, IPFW 67
Wright St. 63,Texas-Pan American 53
Xavier 78,Troy 54
Oklahoma St. 89,Tennessee 73
Texas 85,Texas St. 49
Texas A&M 72,Auburn 67
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 55,TCU 49
Texas-Arlington 87,Texas-Tyler 72
WestVirginia 92, Oklahoma 68
Cincinnati 81, Dayton 63
Colorado 117, Mercer 74
Concordia, Calif. 77, MVSU 73
LSU 75,Ark.-Monticello 48
Long Beach St.81, UMBC 70
Loyola of Chicago 74, UC Irvine 72
Montana 67, Santa Clara 56
Montana St. 84, Denver 76
N. Iowa 81, Hawaii Pacific 47
Pepperdine 75, UNLV 61
Portland 80, Oregon 72
Saint Mary's, Calif. 61, Kent St. 59
San Diego 63, New Mexico 56
TeniDesse Techl,66, Florida A&M 65
Utah St. 91, BYU 80
Utah Valley St. 79, Montana Tech 54
Washington St. 69, Utah 42
Wyoming 75, SMU 69
ASU Hoops Classic
Arizona St. 72, N. Arizona 55
Boise St. 69, San Francisco 58
Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic
Oregon St. 61, South Florida 56
W. Michigan 62, Loyola Marymount 61
Iowa St. 81, Northwestern St. 77,20T
Colorado St. 67, Hawaii 61
Top 25 schedule
No. I I Louisville vs. Detroit, Noon
Florida 4, Buffalo I
Boston 4,Toronto I
Philadelphia 4, Ottawa 3
Washington 6,Atlanta 5, SO
N.Y. Rangers 4,Tampa Bay 2 '
Phoenix 2, San Jose I
Colorado 4, Minnesota 3
Florida at Carolina (n)
Boston atToronto (n)
Montreal at Washington (n)
Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders (n)
Nashville at Columbus (n)
Buffalo at Tampa Bay (n)
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (n)
Atlanta at New Jersey (n)
Colorado at Minnesota (n)
Detroit at Chicago (n)
Phoenix at Dallas (n)
Los Angeles at Edmonton (n)
Calgary at Vancouver (n)
St. Louis at San Jose (n)
No games scheduled
No games scheduled
N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Florida, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
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Results from Lake City Bowl league
HIT & MISS
High scratch game: 1. Liz King 224;
2. Ruthi'Heims 190; 3. Amber Tompkins
High scratch series: 1. Liz King 587;
2. Cathy Pelley 508; 3. Ruth Helms 496.
High handicap game: 1. Amber
Tompkins 244; 2. Liz King 240; 3. Linda
High handicap series: 1. Liz King 635;
2. Cathy Pelley 631; 3. Linda Mobley 622.
High average: 1. Liz King 181.4;
2. Linda Herndon 160.64.
(results from Dec. 13)
WEDNESDAY NITE MIXED
High scratch game: 1. Wendy Perry
225; 2. Maggie Battle 189; 3. Tracy
Hamrick 187. 1. J.J. Hilbert 268; 2. Zech
Strohl 241; 3. Roger Webb 234.
High scratch series: 1. Wendy Perry
617; 2. Maggie Battle 532; 3. Jeanette
Willcox 515. 1. Zech Strohl 684; 2. Roger
Webb 639; 3. Dan McNair 627.
High handicap game: 1. (tie) Jeanette
Willcox, Tracy Hamrick 232; 3. Wendy
Perry 230; 4. Amber Tompkins 226. 1. J.J.
Hilbert 268; 2. Chris Hamrick 249;
3. Roger Webb 243.
High handicap series: 1. Jeanette
Willcox 653; 2. Wendy Perry 632;
3. Maggie Battle 625. 1. Zech Strohl 684;
2. Chris Hamrick 670; 3. Roger Webb
High average: 1. Wendy Perry 195.27;
2. Maggie Battle 166.14. 1. J.J. Hilbert
216.11; 2. Dan McNair 210.53.
(results from Dec. 14)
Team standings: 1. Abby's Crackers;
2. Jo's Crew; 3. 4 Clovers.
High scratch game: 1. Phyllis Benton
206; 2. Cookie Reddick 182; 3. (tie)
Joanne Denton, Louise Atwood 181.
1. Earl Hayward 229; 2. George Mulligan
213; 3. Jim Hawkins 209.
High scratch series: 1. Phyllis Benton
540; 2. Joanne Denton 507; 3. Louise
Atwood 504. 1. George Mulligan 575;
2. Earl Hayward 570; 3. Jim Hawkins 550.
High handicap game: 1. Phyllis
Benton 223; 2. Joanne Denton 218;
3. Cookie Reddick 216. 1. Earl Hayward
235; 2. Jim Hawkins 231; 3. Clarence
High handicap series: 1. Joanne
Denton 618; 2. Jeanne Sireci 593;
3. Phyllis Benton 591. 1. Jim Hawkins
616; 2. Jim Bellgard 608; 3. Earl Hayward
High averages: 1. Phyllis Benton
162.4; 2. Susan Mears 157.78; 3. Louise
Atwood 150.38. 1. C.W. Reddick 190.67;
2. George Mulligan 190.33; 3. Earl
(results from Dec. 20)
High scratch game: 1. Jamie Rossin
244; 2. Eve Brown 211; 3. (tie) Ida
Hollingsworth, Courtney Shrum 185.
High scratch series: 1. Jamie Rossin
636; 2. Jan Davis 516; 3. Ida
High handicap game: 1. Jamie Rossin
260; 2. Eve Brown 253; 3. Nora Randolph
High handicap series: 1. Jamie Rossin
684; 2. Brandy Joiner 659; 3. Jan Davis
(results from Dec. 21)
SUNDAY NITE MERCHANTS
Team standings: 1. Mudd Dawgs
(52-20); 2. Redneck Rollers (45-27);
3. Beaver Dump Truck Service
High scratch game: 1. Phyllis Benton
211; 2. Beth Devries 200; 3. Donna
Duncan 178. 1. Carl McGhghy 224;
2. (tie) Bill Duncan, Justin Robertson 223;
4. Mark Schneiders 221.
High scratch series: 1. Phyllis Benton
568; 2. Jade McGhghy 484; 3. Donna
Duncan 475. 1. Bill Duncan 631;
2. Robert Pond 623; 3. Mark Schneiders
High handicap game: 1. Beth Devries
249; 2. Phyllis Benton 244; 3. Angela
Pond 222. 1. q(ie) Brian Geiger, Emerson
Darst 248; 3. (tie) Jeremiah Fulton, Justin
Robertson 247; 5. Mark Schneiders 242.
High handicap series: 1. Phyllis
Benton 667; 2. Sandy Welden 642;
3. Jade McGhghy 625. 1. Emerson Darst
678; 2. Brian Geiger 662; 3. Bill Duncan
High average: 1. Norma Yeingst 166;
2. Phyllis Benton 165; 3. Bobbie Watts
164. 1. Robert Pond 194; 2. Bill Duncan
191; 3. Carl McGhghy 189.
(results from Dec. 18)
MONDAY NIGHT MAVERICKS
Team standings: 1. Ragtimes (40-16);
2. Team 15 (36-20); 3. Gateway
High scratch game: 1. Greg Walker
267; 2. Zech Strohl 255; 3. Rodger
High scratch series: 1. Mike Murrey
711; 2. Greg Walker 679; 3. Josh Bisque
High handicap game: 1. Greg Walker
295; 2. Jason Jones 284; 3. William Bias
High handicap series: 1. Greg Walker
763; 2. Robert Stone 742; 3. Del Cawley
High average: 1. Zech Strohl 223.25;
2. Greg Moravec 209; 3. Wally Howard Jr.
(results from Dec. 5)
Team standings: 1. Eric's Green
Machine; 2. Big Dog Rollers; 3. Brr's.
High scratch game: 1. Jan Cole 217;
2. Gloria Dennis 214; 3. Marty Sanders
191. 1. Tim Wethington 269; 2. John
Smith 246; 3. Bill Dolly 233.
High scratch series: 1. Gloria Dennis
586; 2. Phyllis Benton 533;. 3. Jan Cole
498. 1. Tim Wethington 693; 2. Chris
Sanders 653; 3. Bill Dolly 636.
High handicap game: 1. Jan Cole 256;
2. Ashley Markham 241; 3. (tie) Marty
Sanders, Gloria Dennis 240. 1. Tim
Wethington 282; 2. John Smith 262;
3. Chuck Sanders 246.
High handicap series: 1. Gloria Dennis
664; 2. Marty Sanders 637; 3. Phyllis
Benton 629. 1. Tim Wethington 732;
2. Chris Sanders 683; 3. Bill Dolly 672.
High average: 1. Cythe Shiver 170;
2. Gloria Dennis 169. 1. Joe Cohrs 195;
2. Mike Fitzsimmons 190.
(results from Dec. 13)
Team standings: 1. Gator Gals; 2. The
Missfits; 3. 4 Crackers.
High scratch game: 1. Liz King 235;
2. Rona Mizell 219; 3. Pat Gallegos 216.
High scratch series: 1. Liz King 633;
2. Anna Veach 598; 2. Julie Myers 558.
High handicap game: 1. Rona Mizell
264; 2. Priscilla Parker 258; 3. Lynne
High handicap series: 1. Lynne
Tappen 695; 2. Liz King 672; 3. Priscilla
High average: 1. Julie Myers 191;
2. Liz King 187.
(results from Dec. 12)
Team standings: 1. Pin Poppers
(43-21); 2. Jo's Crew (37.5-26.5); 3. Alley
High scratch game: 1. Ellie DeRosa
178; 2. Aggie Mumbauer 168; 3. Bee
Brickles 153. 1. Art Joubert 204; 2. Earl
Hayward 191; 3. Tom Evert 179.
High scratch series: 1. (tie) Betty
Brown, Phyllis Benton 474; 3. (tie)
Dolores Porter, Bea Purdy 439. 1. George
Mulligan 547; 2. Dan Ritter 522; 3. Jim
High handicap game: 1. Yvonne Finley
230; 2. Barbara Croft 226; 3. Mary Lou
Mears 216. 1. Clarence Wilson 230;
2. Martin Griner 222; 3. Ray Key 219.
High handicap series: 1. Elaine Groh
682; 2. Yvonne Osborne 621; 3. Edna
Schichler 612. 1. Johnnie Croft Jr. 664;
2. Chuck Pressler 649; 3. Harold Stewart
(results from Dec. 15)
THURSDAY NITE MIXED
Team standings: 1. Outback
(39.5-28.5); 2. Taz (39-29); 3. 4 The Fun
Of It! (36.5-31.5).
High scratch game: 1. Phyllis Benton
203; 2. Rebecca Wells 177; 3. Sjaan
Tensen 171. 1. Steve Merriman 225;
2. Daniel Beverly 195; 3. Andy Haber 176.
High scratch series: 1. Phyllis Benton
554; 2. Sjaan Tensen 465; 3. Bobbie
Watts 462. 1. Steve Merriman 629;
2. C.W. Reddick 506; 3. Daniel Beverly
High handicap game: 1. Rebecca
Wells 252; 2. Phyllis Benton 236; 3. Sjaan
Tensen 224. 1. Daniel Beverly 249;
2. Steve Merriman 248; 3. Jim Marcum
High handicap series: 1. Rebecca
Wells 660; 2. Phyllis Benton 653; 3. Sjaan
Tensen 624. 1. Steve Merriman 698;
2. Daniel Beverly 664; 3. Andy Haber 644.
High average: 1. Bobbie Watts 165;
2. (tie) Cindy Norred, Phyllis Benton 164.
1. C.W. Reddick 188; 2. Steve Merriman
176; 3. Brett Reddick 175.
(results from Dec. 15)
CHS: Tigers open with Kentucky team
Continued From Page 1B
this is a pretty good group."
Byron Shemwell, who is
third on the Tigers in scoring
at 10 points per game and
second in rebounding with
5.1 per game, has a special
incentive for CHS to get off to
a good start in the
"It is a big thing for me; I am
from Kentucky," Shemwell
said. "I want to see how they
are going to come out at us, to
see if the game is like when I
Shemwell agreed to
business ahead of pleasure.
"I think we can go down
there and win,"' Shemwell
said. "We have to stay focused,
not let up and play like we
have been playing. It's a fun
thing to do, mixing and min-
gling with teams ,we are not
familiar with, but our whole
purpose is to win. We are not
going just to have fun."
Along the same lines,
Shemwell said the Tigers are
"It's a fun thing,
teams we are not
familiar with, but,
purpose is to win.
We are not going
just to have fun."
- Byron Shemwell,
Columbia High junior
taking their ranking in stride.
"We are not going to let the
polls boost our head up," he
said. "It's like Coach always
says, 'Don't be satisfied.' Our
main goal is to win district and
we are going to keep
progressing to get to the top."
Jakeem Hill is leading the
Tigers in scoring (12.5 points
per game), rebounding
(9.4 ppg) and has amassed
34, blocked shots. He is
second in steals with 15.
Kenny Williams leads in
assists with 46 and steals with
18 and is averaging 10.5 points
and 4.1 rebounds.
(8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds) has
been nursing an ankle and was
spelled by brother Cameron
Reynolds (5.4 points,
3.6 rebounds) in the last game.
The fifth starter, Jamal Brown,
is averaging 3.1 points and
ratio is pretty good, for as
much as the ball is in his
hands," . Hosford said.
"Jakeem has been blocking
shots all year, but is improving
on his timing. He is playing
very well. We need to get
"We have got to do a better
job rebounding and shooting
free throws. We were 7-of-25
last week and eventually that
will hurt us."
We've got your game!
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LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
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ARIES (March 21-April
19): This can turn into a very
special night if you spend it
with the people you love the
most. A gathering at your place
will make everyone aware of
how much you care. Your kind-
ness will bring you lots of good
wishes and positive thoughts.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Plan a bit of a trip even if
it is just to connect with old
friends or family members.
You will be sensitive to' the
thoughts and feelings of the
people you encounter. Don't
overdo it. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Let your true feelings be
known by what you do to
please the ones you love. A
comforting smile, hug or small
appreciation will show how
much you care. This is a great
day to consider plans for get-
ting ahead financially in the
New Year. *****
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Your involvement Iwith
those less fortunate will play a
major role in your changing
attitude. Your partner may not
be moving in the same direc-
tion. This is the end of the year,
THE LAST WORD
and like it or not, a time for
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Don't forget about all the peo-
ple in your life who love you
and want to spend a couple of
days catching up. If you neg-
lect your roots, you will be
starting off the holiday season,
not to mention the New Year,
on the wrong foot. ****
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Home may be where the
heart is, but this year you
should be off to distant lands or
visiting someone you really
want to spend time with. You
may not please everyone with
your decision, but this year you
have to do what's best for you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Spend time with friends
and family. Offer to lend a hand
'to someone you know can use
your help. A financial loss is
apparent if you aren't careful
where you put your belong-
ings. Love is looking quite
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: H equals G
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(c) 2005 by NEA, Inc. 12-24
21): You can change your life
and your future by changing
your attitude and the way you
respond to others. Open your
heart and see the joy that can
be yours. Wear a smile and
compliment the people you
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21): Something good is
in the mix today, and if you con-
sider what's been going on in
your professional life, you will
have to admit the push you've
been given is really in your
best interest. Relax, enjoy the
moment and join in the holiday
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19): Take this opportuni-
ty to thank all your family and
friends for the support they
have shown you this past year.
Find a way to help those who
don't have as much as you do.
This is the perfect time to join
together with your own con-
gregation in order to do some-
thing special for others. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): This is not the time to
indulge or to put blame on oth-
ers. This is a time to, forgive
and forget and to let bygones
be bygones, to extend a help-
ing hand and to rejoice for
what you have. Drowning in
your own sorrows by
overindulging will only lead to
more heartache. The choice is
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): You will have trouble
making up your mind today.
Don't take too long - go with
your gut feeling and choose
whatever makes you feel most
at home. If you've taken on too
much, ask for help and it will
be given. ***
Preserving mother's memories
brought joy to her and family
DEAR ABBY: Don't most
of us enjoy stories from our
parents' and grandparents'
past? During the last few
years of my mother's life, she
was confined to her home and
then to a nursing home.
I urged her to write her
memories of childhood in a
lined notebook that I provid-
ed. On one hand, those sto-
ries needed to be preserved
for my children, and on the
other, it gave my mother a
project to work on and keep
her mind active. She enjoyed
it and filled about 20 pages.
She described her childhood
days, then continued through
courtship, marriage, my
birth, struggles through the
Great Depression, and the
building of a new home. It
gave us a clear view of times
gone by - a family treasure
in her handwriting.
My reason for writing this
is to remind your readers to
ask those old-timers to write
their memories before those
treasured stories pass into
oblivion. - ROBERT H.,
DEAR ROBERT: Thank
you for the reminder. And
readers, maybe you should jot
down your own memories
yourselves. On another note,
every year I hear from older
people on fixed incomes who
are worried because they
don't have enough money to
buy gifts for their families.
Something like this would
make a priceless gift.
P.S. It could even be video-
or audio-taped if a friend or
family member has the
DEAR ABBY: When is the
appropriate time to stop "baby
talk" with your children? My
son has just turned 3, and I'm
starting to get looks from
friends whenever I speak to
him in an overly sweet way or
use pet names. My family has
a long history of "baby talk"
that still gets used regularly. I
always found it annoying, but
now I find it difficult to break
the habit with my son. Should
I be addressing him as if he's
a little professor? I think a kid
should still be treated like a
kid. - JULIE IN SPRING,
DEAR JULIE: You recall
that when baby talk was
addressed to you, you found it
annoying. What it is, is conde-
scending. The time to break
the habit is now. Your son is
no longer a baby, and if you
continue talking to him as if
he is, he, too, will find it
Treat him in a way that is
age-appropriate, but teach
him proper English and cor-
rect terminology now so there
'will be less for him to unlearn
when he's around his peers.
DEAR ABBY: My brother
is being married soon, and
he's planning to have his dog
serve as the ring bearer in the:
wedding. My 2-year-old
daughter will be the flower
My mother thinks that hav-
ing a dog in the wedding is
disrespectful and she's wor-
ried about what the guests
will think. She plans to tell my
brother that she doesn't
The dog is well behaved
and, frankly, my daughter is
more likely to cause a prob-
lem than the dog. I think a
wedding is completely up to
the couple, and they should
do whatever will make the day
special for them. What do you
think? - DOGGONE WED-
PARTY: Point out to your
well-meaning mother that
everyone in the family will be
happier if she worries less
about what the wedding
guests will say and concen-
trates more on the happiness
of the occasion. Your brother
having his dog as his ring
bearer isn't as "fur out" as she "
fears. It has been done by
other animal lovers before,
and I'm sure it will be again.
* Write Dear Abby at P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
I NO LONGER
S FEEL THE NEED TO
CHANGE THE REAL
W JORLD AS LONG AS I
S CAN CHANGE THESE
S BULLET POINTS.
HOW MrUCH IMAGINARY
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41IS o CHS, left on CRL 25:
roi ,l 245 Pilice 'teekl.
right rn Price Creek 2 miles 752 241 '5
W':,rship Se-ic;: I 3)iJ & I! AI \M
Children's ClhacrlI 8 i& I 1 i-IM
Sunday School 9:4' AlMt
Evening Worship 7 PMR
Fanmil Sllppei P PM
Youth Ser.ice 6 4 PI'M
Children's Chaoir i 45 'i P
Bible Sludy (.-,' PMN
SALEM PRINMI IVE BAPTIST
Sunday\ Sen ices ,l:3u' \M
Pastor: Lider Herman Griftin
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
I b 1111 u IsavaA'.e isIie
Bible Sudy '-J 15 iM!
Sun Morn Worship 10 3AMNI
Sunday Eve 6 iSi'M
Wed Prayer Meeutng 6 15 PM'I
TLIBERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
144 SE Mlonriose Ave * 75214274
Sunday School 10 AM
Sun Morn Worship I I AM
Sunday Eve 6 i 'M
Wed Praye)r Meetuing 7 '1: M
EPIPHANY' CATHOLIC CHURCH
i.0u SN Marior, St.* 7.2-.44
Saituiday kigtl M.ass . .: PR
Sunday\ Mass .8-15 AM, ii 31.3 AM,
5:001 PM Nsparish/Erglishi
Sacrament ul Penance Saruiday
12 hr. before 7PM Mass
and I2 hj- before l1I30A \l
Mais ,n Sunday
LAkE CITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
| Ha) '1 S �* -75 l..
Sun Morn ',\itship
Wed Prayer Meeting
11. 31) AM
FIRS] ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Localed al Hwy 47 SmlitIh
MkIr ,l.ire AVe * 75-'2-390~
Sunday S cioDl. al ages l I, ill AM
Worship II fi)i AMN
PatCi,: Rev. Larrv L Yealon
CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST
Wh'r-e C hiilhans M-tIt"
Siro. ARl bibir-ila-,eiss 9 'i
Sun A .-As-imbl, 10. J. .1Aj
Sun I'P As'emnhlly n iJUPM
Wed PiM Bible C isWe s 7l..UOPi'M
Mirisier Denis Weslon
LAKE CI' CHURCH OF CHRIST
3614 I-h,) * 4. N(.ulh 752-.01J.u
Sun Bible Sudd\ 49 A
Sunr M'rii \\or.rhip J IJ b lI
Suin. Lveniug Worship I. PNM
Wed. Bible Srudv 7:00 PMI
Minister Rvan luien
LAKE\IEW CHURCH OF CHRIST
So M', nion Si. * ,7.S 15::iib.
Bible Stud ', bnd,.i\ 10 liIMI
WIr ship Sunday iI 011AMI
Sunday Evening i6:00flP
id .Week Bible Study Wed 7: 01PMM
Preacher Bob lhnsion 755 N573
LAKE Cm' CHURCH OF GOD
16l ErmineSi * 752.5965
Sinda S'ihool '*145 ANI
Sun. Worship ll it0AM HliiP'M
'd F.im l,' Night 7 rPM
Wed utlithI Sertce 7 I'M
Paslur Crarroll Lee
TRINITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Huv3'y47S. l iru.N oIl .75,'52 .175
urnday Sch'oil 9 4'5 iA
Sundiv Morning Worship I 1AM
Sunday Esening h 'lIPMI1
Wednesday Dare-To-Cate 7PM
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
4-45SW Alachua, Ae '752-23l1
Lake Lily,. FL ..,25
MNike Elans, Paiior
iundiySchnul 9.45. AM
Sunday AM Worship ]1)45 AM
Sunday Evening and Wednesday6:30 PM
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
973 S Marion Aie
Sunday School 9-45 AMNI
Sunday Morning Worship
Contemporary Service 8:30" AM
Traditional-Service - -I -:0 AM -
Program o:ppou unis.es a'v:ilable'
In all areas lor all ages.
For a complete schedule
contact hurchrci otice at 752-4488
Pasior: David Pauld
PLEASANT GROVE UNITED
I mile S. nf 175 on SR 47 * 752-3316
Sunday Morning Worship 1 l:00ANI
Pst[oit. [avid Kirk
WTSLE- MEMORIAL UNITED
127- SW McFarlane* 75t. 3511
Adjaiceni[ t,) Summers Scifooll
Sunday Schrol 945 ANM
Sunday Worsl'-p , 10AM .' Ili0:40AM
Youth Meeung 5 I'M
Praise & Worship 6PiMl
Pastor Loute Mairey
W IERIOWN CONGREGATIONAL
11.S 'i) E. tuin on LCorez inei 10 QuaiIlLN
Ind.) righl on Oisnawa
Sunday School 9.45 , I
Sun. Worship I lAM & 6I PM
\,ed Night selvice 7 PM
Pastor, Randy Ogburn
1233W Raya Ave - 7'2 0li0
F jflv � Coniempora, 1Se-rine 'i UOAM
Sunday' S.haoul ':.0i AMI
Tradiii'in al Servi'ce .11:011 MiI
inuiith Progims oun Wed
Kindergarten diru Si. High.
Pasior Dr RnoyA Mtindn
Ai,.cJlae Pa;or: I:et laniteC Kilnk
Mr inei (,I Music [;ill Pnpli
FIRST FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
NE. \ llano' Way ,. NE Washingln St
sundidy School 10 Il) AMI
Mouting Wi,,liip I0 l i.AM
[vangelistic Service k Il)0 PMR
Yitiith SieVi rs - Wednesdavy 7.ull'M
Mid teek Service ' Wednesday 7.U(I PNI
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'astoi Rev Siin Ellir s
NEW LIFE CENTER OUIJTREACH
Hw, 47 Soutli * 755-84
Pasior iiss'ell & Eliaine McDaniel
Sc heidule of S'i'ier'cs
Sunddc Si-kciol 9.4', AM.
Worship Scrvi:e lI]:U iAi
Wed. Se''ice 11 I'MI
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CHRISTEN HERITAGE LHIURCH
. crni-r S 47,. HHudrin inle
Sunday I ilithl irijun lii '.1 AM
i] ihji Eddie 1: .lor * i75-.':il 9
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Messianic Israel Congregation
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In God We Trust
1780 E. Duval Street, Suite 113 (386) 961-9505
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Saturday, December 24, 2005 v
WASHINGTON - More
Americans are concerned
about the commercialization
of Christmas than about
restrictions on public displays
of religious symbols,
according to a survey by the
Pew Research Center for the
People & the Press.
Fifty-two percent of
respondents said they were
troubled by the
commercialization of the
holiday, while just 35 percent
expressed concern about
opposition to public religious
In fact, 56 percent of
respondents said they were
not concerned at all about
the controversies surrounding
the displays, according to the
If given the choice, a
majority of those surveyed
said they would prefer being
greeted with "Merry
Christmas" rather than
"Season's Greetings" when
they entered stores over the
45 percent said the greetings
were of little consequence to
Free speech rights
MADISON, Wis. - A
minister's free speech rights
were not violated when
Madison police told him to
banners from highway
overpasses, a federal judge
U.S. District Judge John
Shabaz told the Rev. Ralph
Ovadal of Monroe, chairman
of Wisconsin Christians
United, that testimony in the
trial stemming from his
lawsuit against the city
showed that the "spectacle"
created by the banners
Sept. 2, 2003, created a
hazard from slowing traffic.
Ovadal's sign said
"Homosexuality is a sin."
"There is nothing that
suggests it was the message"
that caused the dangerous
slowdown or caused police to
ask the demonstrators to
leave, Shabaz said Dec. 12.
"It isn't the message we
(motorists) don't like, it's the
fact that we can't get home
Attorneys handling his
case are planning an appeal.
"The bottom line is, based
on traffic congestion caused
by a minor accident up the
road, and based on angry
reactions to our message, we
were banned from sharing
our message. I believe the
appeals court will see that,"
Ovadal said. "I think the city
very skillfully manipulated the
BEIJING - Police in
central China detained
29 underground church
leaders who allegedly held
an illegal meeting to discuss
helping local peasants with
AIDS, a U.S. based
monitoring group and a police
"We had a report that 70 or
80 people were having an
unauthorized gathering," said
a man who answered the
phone at the Xincai County
Public Security Bureau in
central Henan province. He
would only give his surname,
"Police went there and
took some of them to the
police station for questioning
but now they are all free,"
Hu said earlier this month,
without giving further details.
China's officially atheistic,
allows worship only in tightly
controlled state churches.
Those who meet outside are
frequently harassed, fined
and sometimes sent to labor
A news release from the
'U.S.-based China Aid
Association said 40 police
raided the meeting of about
100 underground church
leaders while they were
discussing plans to help
peasants who contracted
AIDS through blood
* Associated Press.
Hanukkah begins on Christmas Day this year,
creating challenges for interfaith families
By RACHEL ZOLL
AP Religion Writer
This Christmas, Gerry and
Rachael Coakley plan to spend
the day with his parents.
They'll attend Roman Catholic
Mass, open presents around
his folks' tree and join them for
But before the evening
meal, the couple will observe
one more holiday ritual that
they normally would follow in
their own home: They will
light a menorah for Hanukkah.
The Coakleys are among
the many intermarried cou-
ples trying to make the best of
a rare and uncomfortable coin-
cidence on this year's religious
calendar. Hanukkah, the
Jewish festival celebrated by
lighting candles on eight con-
secutive nights, begins on
"When Hanukkah doesn't
fall close to Christmas, they
become more of a separate
holiday for each partner," said
Gerry Coakley, who is
Catholic yet also has joined a
synagogue with his wife. "But I
think this year, when they're
both on the same day, it gives
us a chance to open up some
dialogue between my family
and us" about how the couple
tries to honor each other's
It is not unusual for
Christmas and Hanukkah to
occur within days of each
other or to overlap. But
Edmund Case, president of
Interfaithfamily.com, said he
researched the dates and
found the start of Hanukkah
has fallen on Christmas Day
only four times in the last
The number of American
families led by one Jewish and
one Christian parent has
grown steadily in recent
decades; the National Jewish
Population Survey found that
the intermarriage rate was
about 47 percent from
1996-2001. For these couples,
December can already be a
time of high tension.
Synagogues and Jewish com-
munity centers nationwide
even schedule seminars for
interfaith families and publish
survival tips on. getting
through the season.
Case said more people seek
advice from his organization
this month than any other on
how they can resolve disagree-
ments over observing the holi-
days. The added difficulty this
year is that on the night
Hanukkah begins, many will
be in the homes of their
Mary . Litman, who is
Protestant, and her husband
Seth, who is Jewish, will be at
her parents' farm this Sunday
with the couple's two children,
who are being raised Jewish.
The Litmans plan to bring
along some menorahs, or
candelabras, spinning tops
called dreidls, and decorations
for a Hanukkah party with
their Christian relatives on the
day after Christmas.
"We've lit the menorah with
my family several times. That's
not foreign to them," said
Litman, of Marietta, Ga. But
about 30 of her relatives will be
at the farm during the holiday
for the first time in several
years. 'We're going to intro-
duce Hanukkah to them," she
Families who celebrate both
holidays often take pains to
keep the festivities separate,
and emphasize the history and
beliefs behind each. While
Christmas is among the most
important days for Christians,
honoring the birth of Jesus,
Hanukkah is comparatively
less significant. The holiday
commemorates how Jews
recaptured the Jerusalem
Temple from a Syrian despot
around 165 B.C., and how the
one-day supply of oil they
found afterward miraculously
lasted for eight days.
Case said couples raising
their children Jewish tend to
be especially opposed to
"Chrismukkah," a blended cel-
ebration popularized by the
interfaith family at the center
of the Fox drama "The O.C."
"When you mush the holi-
days together, it eliminates the
history, tradition and integrity
Judy and Fred Cohen stand in their living room decorated with
Christmas and Hanukkah cards.at their home in West Orange,
N.J., Dec. 18.
of each holiday," he said. "If
you're trying to raise them
with one religion, it's
Judy Cohen agrees. She was
raised Catholic and became a
Quaker while her husband is
The couple's three daugh-
ters attend synagogue with
their father, but they celebrate
Christmas at their West
Orange, N.J., home, emphasiz-
ing that it's a tradition "for
Mom." Judy Cohen tries to
avoid any overlap in the
decorations for each holiday.
"They saw this distinction,"
Cohen said, of her three
daughters, now ages 12, 15
and 18. "But this year, I've
been really thinking about it
because I think we'll have to
put it all up at once."
Catholics hope to get in on religious radio boom
By EMILY FREDRIX
OMAHA, Neb. - The
Roman Catholic Church is the
largest denomination in
America, but you wouldn't
know it from religious radio.
The format is huge -
behind news talk and country
it was the third-most numerous
format among U.S. radio sta-
tions last year, according to the
radio research firm Arbitron.
Yet the number of Catholic sta-
tions is only about 120, accord-
ing to the Catholic Radio
Association, and there are
about 2,000 religious stations
Some broadcasters hope
that's about to change.
"We want to have somebody
listen safely and anonymously.
The only way to do that is to
help stations get off the
ground," said John Lillis, a
longtime broadcaster from
Omaha who consults with peo-
ple who want to start their own
The Catholic Radio
Association has several dozen
members, and is hoping to add
as many as 200 more if a
John Lillis gestures as he talks about his hope that radio will
revitalize the Roman Catholic Church, Dec 1, in his Omaha, Neb.,
so-called "window of opportu-
nity" from the Federal
opens in the next year, which
the association expects. The
window is the only time that
nonprofit groups, including
churches, universities and pub-
lic safety groups, can apply for
low-power FM stations.
The association is appealing
to the faithful to raise$150,000
in the next two months so as
many as 200 new stations could
apply to the FCC.
It's not clear when the filing
window will open. The FCC is
considering changing the
rules that govern the stations,
which reach listeners within a
3'/2-mile radius in underserved
areas, usually rural or midsize
markets. The first and only
open window for low-power
FM stations, held in 2000 and
2001, prompted 3,300 applica-
tions, the FCC said. More than
1,200 of the stations were
authorized, and 700 are on the
air, with several dozen applica-
tions still pending, the FCC
Stephen Gajdosik, president
of the Charleston, S.C.-based
Catholic radio trade group,
thinks people are open to hear-
ing the denomination's mes-
sage, despite the clergy sex
abuse crisis which has bat-
tered the church for almost
"I think it's fair to say you
have not seen the faith pro-
claimed and taught well in
recent decades, and this is sim-
ply a means for the Holy Spirit
through his church to bring
the faith out to people," he said.
It's this desire to get back to
the fundamentals of the church
that makes conservative
Catholics want to start their
own radio stations, said James
D. Davidson, a professor of
sociology at Purdue University
who specializes in researching
For the past 20 years, he
said, there has been a resur-
gence among people, particu-
larly younger clergy, to return
to traditional Catholic values
and approaches to faith. Some
have been taking to the'
Internet, he said, so its r.D sur-
prise that radio would be aext.
"Catholics who ,have been
disaffected by what they would
consider to be the decline of
the church in recent years ... or
who are struggling with what
they consider to be liberal
influences in the church will be
motivated to counteract that by
using media such as radio and
television," Davidson said.
Catholics had much success
in the early days of television
with the late Archbishop
Fulton J. Sheen, who hosted
the popular 1950s show "Life is
Worth Living." Since then, a
few major powerhouses in
Catholic media have emerged,
including EWTN Global
Catholic Network, which
serves both radio and televi-
sion. But on the whole,
Catholics just haven't taken to
radio the way Protestants have,
said Doug Sherman, president
and founder of Immaculate
Heart Radio, which operates
Catholic stations in California,
Nevada and soon in New
Methodist Church will have a
revival Jan. 8-13. The
Evangelist Bill Saye will be
the revival speaker and will
be speaking each evening.
The church is located at
U.S. 90 East of Lake City.
Turn on Cortez Ter. to
Okinawa Street turn right.
For more information, call
New Beginning Church
will have normal worship
services on Christmas Day.:
Sunday school will be at
10 a.m. and worship at
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The
church is located on 242
between Sister's Welcome
and Branford Highway. For
more information, call
S755-6292. ,,. I .
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church will have church
service at 10 a.m. Sunday.
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church will have Watch night
service at 10 p.m. Ded. 31
Fort White Baptist Church
will have a Gospel Sing from
8-midnight Dec. 31. The
church is located at the
corner of SR 47 and 27 in
Blow the Trumpet
The River at Lake City will
be have their third annual
Blow the Trumpet
Conference. A gathering of
intercessors and worshippers
will be at 6 p.m. Sunday,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday-
Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Evening time for Jan. 1 to be
announced. This event will be
featuring Ken and Carolyn
Daly of HaShomer Ministries;
teaching Hebrew Heritage of
Christianity, and Pat Ricks
with Anglow International.
The River at Lake City is locat-
ed at 548 North Marion Ave.
For more information, call
755-9308 or e-mail
Center will dedicate it's new
Christian Library at 11 p.m.
tonight at the Centter's Annual
Christmas Eve service. The
library consists of more than
10,000 books will be open
every evening at 7 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. There
are family DVDs and video's
as well as the books and
magazines and reference
materials. Religious books
may be donated. The centers
locations is five miles West of
1-75 on U.S. 90, on the North
side. For more information,
First Baptist Church of
Lake City will have a Candle
light service at 6 p.m.
tonight. Christmas Day
service will be at 10:30 a.m.
Union A.M.E. Church,,
Winfield Community will be
having Night Watch service
at 10 p.m. Dec. 31
New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church will have
Watch Night service at 9 p.m.
Dec. 31 at New Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church.
The church is located at
55 NE Martin Luther King
Street. The Reverend Alvin J.
Baker, will deliver a special
New Year's message.
service planned Christmas Day
- -,Service planned
Union A.M.E. Church,
Winfield Community will be
having Christmas morning
services at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Day Spring Baptist Church
will have Christmas Day
service at 10 a.m.
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To Be Held On: January 5, 2006
Time: 9:00 A.M.
At Davis Towing & Recovery
1226 NW Main Blvd.
Lake City, Florida
in Columbia County.
December 24, 2005
To place your
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CO-
LUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No.: 05-226-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Una
Nolan, deceased, whose date of death
was September 7, 2005, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Columbia County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is PO Box 2069, Lake City, Flori-
da 32056. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below. All creditors of the dece-
dent and other 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
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other
creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims
with .this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS, NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN`
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
,ER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH.
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 24, 2005
Attorney :', PRr .r:,n.i Repre .enii ,-
John J. Kendron
Attorney for Gabriel Joseph Hamill
Florida Bar No. 0306850
Robinson, Kennon, Kendron, P.A.
PO Box 1178
Lake City, Florida 32056-1178
Telephone: (386) 755-1334
Gabriel Joseph Hamill
#5 Malcolm Street
Bellport, Florida 11713
December 24, 31, 2005
020 Lost & Found.
FOUND COLLIE 12/20.
90 West. Male, Black,.
White & Tan Call
Computer Services Home Improvements Land Services
DESIGNED WEBSITE FOR
A Perfect C-hristmas Gift!
Lake City a ra 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.
Roofing & Gutters
Specializing in Reroofs,
Roof Repair, Roof Cleaning.
JSH CONCRETE INC.
Slabs, footings, drives, etc. Licensed
& Insured. Home Owner Discounts.
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
Painting & Handyman Service
Painting, Home Repair, Remodel,
Drywall Repair, & Pressure Wash
Call Mike Lainhart 386-454-7060
Professional Painting & Pressure
Washing. 20 yrs exp. Quality Work,
Free Estimates. Will Meet or Beat
all other Estimates. 386-344-4242
MITCHELL/ HILGERSON LLC
Kitchen & Bath Remodeling.
Electrical repairs, Carpentry.
Paint & Trim Call 386-365-9909
4Pustom 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
AUTO - MOBILE DETAILING
Wash & Vac $ 25.00.
Total Works- $ 80.00.
We will come to you 386-965-4987
Pick up of unwanted metals,
tin, scrap vehicles.
386-755-0133 We Recycle.
DRYWALL Hang, Finish;
Textures; Plaster & Stucco Repairs;
Interior & Exterior Painting.
Andrews Pressure Washing
Lic. & Insured,
Pressure Washing & Painting.
Free Estimates Earl Golf
' 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!
Call A-1 Electric at 386-752-5488
F. THOMAS ENTERPRISES
Unique Wood, Designs and
Fabrication.Call 386-752-7387 or
Hazardous TREE TRIMMING,
removal & stump grinding. Senior
discount. 15 years experience.
386-590-7798 or 386-963-3360
Plumb Level Construction Co.
New Construction, Remodeling,
Re Roofing, Shingle & Metal
Call 386-792-4061 or 365-2819
#1 IN BUSINESS SERVICES
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Resumes
RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717.
020 Lost & Found
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
LOST: Siamese' Cat
Shadow Wood area.
Lonely? Young at Heart?
Over 65?'Looking for a great
companion? If so, we would be
great together. 386-961-8453
Private CNA is looking for new
position. Call Sheila 386-935-4473
100 Job *
!! LOOK! LOOK!!
You Too Can Sell Real Estate!
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!
FULL TIME Receptionist/
Business Office Assistant needed.
Also needed Full Time Certified
Activities Assistant (Some
Weekends). Seeking someone
mature, professional and
dependable. Send reply to Box
04004, C/O The Lake City
Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056
Lake City Reporter
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:
180 E. Duval St.
Lake City, FL 32055
/, TIME WARNER
Time Warner Cable has three (3)
positions open at this time.
* *Please-visitoi0U Website' ";'
www.twnfl.com to apply.
Sorry, no paper applications or
phone calls can be accepted.
offers exceptional benefits:
401K & Pension Plan
Paid Vacation & Holidays
Drug Free Workplace
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
1 T Bookkeeper
Advent Christian Village
Two FT Positions
position in Finance. Accounting
experience and some post,
secondary education preferred.
PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
HS Diploma or equivalent
required. PC experience required.
Must be detail oriented.
Benefits include health, dental,
life, disability, 403B, AFLAC
supplemental policies; access to
onsite daycare & fitness facilities
Apply in person at:
ACV Personnel Department
Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10680 CR 136,
Dowling Park, FL
or fax resume to:
386-658-5160: or visit
P/T Housekeeper &
Must be flexible & dependable.
Apply in person at 285 SW
Lake City No phone calls.
Must be people savvy
Will train - Great benefits
Apply in person
Idaho Timber of Florida
1786 SE SR 100
Lake City, FL. 32025
Seeking Office Assistant
F/T for busy agency. Must be:
* * Very Organized.
* Proficient in MS Office,
* PreyvioQus office exp a rniri
-'* Friendly & .tirgr mg " . :
Salary commensurate w/exp.
Call Ashley at 386-752. 0440
The Department of Transportation
has an opening for a Paralegal
Specialist. Bi-Weekly Salary
Range ($891.60 - $1400.00).
Minimum Qualifications: Must be
or have the ability to become a
notary public in Florida;
knowledge of civil litigation
office practices such as
calendering, setting hearings,
scheduling court reporters, and
coordinating. See online ad for
more qualifications. Refer to
Requisition Number 55004630.
Please apply online at:
State of Florida Applications will
be accepted - no resumes, please.
Ad closes 12/30/05.
Seeking an enthusiastic
to oversee-the management of
daily operations and physical
plant maintenance for enclosed
regional mall in Lake City,
FL. Attention to detail and the
ability to handle multiple projects
simultaneously are essential.
Knowledge of roofing, HVAC,
plumbing and electricity are a
plus. Basic computer skills and
familiarity with computer systems
are a must. Flexibility in working
hours required. E-mail resumes to
lisaac(Shullstorey.com or fax to
706-868-7457 attention L. Isaac.
STAY IN THE
FL., GA., SC., NC., TN., AL.
-*- Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
- Guaranteed Hometime
",'- Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
*Life & Dental Ins. Provided
Call 800-874-4270 # 6
Highway 301 South, Starke, FL.
A/C Service Technician
Needed.Must have Driver
License. Will pay well
for productivity. (386) 752-8558
F/T position. Quickbooks
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.
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LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2005
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
DRIVER NEEDED Person with
CDL & Mobile Home Delivery
Experience. Call 386-364-1340.
Ask for Billy.
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/dental. Call
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
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
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
Call 386-755-1568 & leave message
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.
Production Workers needed for sign'
shop. Experience a plus.
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
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,
i386-344-5035, after 7 pm: 752-6259
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 turnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
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
Repo Agents & Client Reps
needed for local company.
Good Pay, Benefits available.
For more details call 386-752-2850
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.
Waste Management Inc.
Lake City/ Gainesville
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/Laborer
for Lake City and Gainesville. This
position requires a minimum Class
B CDL with air brake endorsement.
Waste Management offers a full
benefits package including health
insurance and 401 - K plan. If you
feel you meet the requirements,
please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at
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.
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
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
Drug Free Work Place
Accounts Payable Secretary
Org. Excel, MS Word, QuickBooks,
and Multi-task for fast paced Medi-
cal Office. Must be dependable, ef-
ficient. Resume to: Administrator
P.O. Box 489, Lake City, FL 32056
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.
Experienced Medical Assistant
Needed for fast paced
Fax resume to: 386-758-5987
Receptionist - Medical Office
Fast Paced, Must be friendly,
dependable, accurate, computers;
multi-task, great with people. Send
resumes to: Administrator
P.O. Box 489, Lake City, FL 32056
Classified Department: 755-5440
RN NEEDED, Part-Time,
3-lip & llp-7a. Please apply at
The Health Center of Lake City,
560 SW McFarlane Avenue,
Lake City. Equal Opportunity
Employer/ Drug Free Work
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
A CASH COW!!!!
90 VENDING MACHINE
UNITS/YOU OK LOCATIONS
ENTIRE BUSINESS - $10,670
HURRY! 800-836-3464 #BO2428
180 Money to Loan
ARE BANKS TURNING
LOOKING FOR A
CALL FOR A FREE
SUITABLE FOR YOU.
240 Schools &
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-
Black Cocker Spaniel, Female,
Free to good home. Call 758-8681
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
AKC Red, Health Cert.
Cute & Cuddly. $350.
310 Pets & Supplies
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
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
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
419 TV-Radio &
RCA 36IN TV, $400. Pioneer
Receiver, 101 cd changer. 2 deck
tape player, 5 speaker surround
sound. $750. 6 ft tall entertainment
center, black. $125. or $1,00 for
all. Call 386-752-5274
420 Wanted to Buy
Payment in advance for standing
pine timber. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-454-1484 or 961-1961.
Exercise Machine. $50.00
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
450 Good Things
PECAN HOUSE exit 414 & 1-75.
Elliot Pecans, Choctaw Pecans, &
other pecans for sale. Also shell pe-
cans. 386-752-1258 or 386-6976420
450 Good Things
5 to Eat
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
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/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
LATE MODEL MOBILE HOMES
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No lets. 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!
ABSOLUTELY "THE BEST"
Mobile 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 NEW Dream Home For Only
5% Down, With a 750 Beacon.
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
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.
MUST BE SOLD BY
CHRISTMAS! FURNITURE AND
AC INCLUDED. CALL GEORGE
Has both local and regional driving positions available for both company
and owner operators. Must have class A CDL and at least one year expe-
rience. Apply in person on Hwy 121 in Lake Butler or call Wallace Christie
1 I 496-2630
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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 &
Contact Ronnie Harvey at 386-752-2583
Or fax resume to: 386-752-8724
Liberty National is an EOE Licensed Agents Welcome
640 Mobile Homes
0 for Sale
CALL TIM 386-288-2016
650 & Land
!! Owner Finance !!
1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glen
!!! FREE FREE FREE!!!
3/2 DW. A/C on 1.5 acre lot
in Worthington Springs
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
Clean 1560 sf 3/2 1993 DW, private
wooded acre, all lino, deck, new
metal roof. $63,900. Cash Only
FSBO 1998 Redman 28X52 3/2
on 1/2 acre lot. 5 min. from
Walmart, perfect location.
Call Steve at 386-590-1413
3/2 DWMH on Gorgeous Oak
Shaded 5 acres, Owner Financing.
Zero down, $1,285 mth. $125K.
Packages, while they last!
Call Ron Now!
705 Rooms for Rent
1 Room plus bath to 1 person.
Furnished. Nice neighborhood.
No Pets. References req. $295 mo.
386-758-7591 or 386-965-0778
710 fUnfurnished Apt.
1 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
1, 2, and 3 BR include MW, DW,
pool, fitness center and more.
Close to everything, Call Windsong
2/1 Fresh Paint & New Carpet
Starting at $600/mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
.Call Lea.386-752-9626, i-o
LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 2005
710 fUnfurnished Apt.
7 For Rent
CH/A, Washer & Dryer Hook Up.
$600 mo, plus Deposit.
Apartment with garage. 5 min. from
Timco & downtown.
386-755-4590 or 386-365-5150
2BR/1BA w/ Garage
$700 + Sec. Pets w/fee.
Second Story. 2/2, 1,700 sqft.
Country Privacy, deck, secure.
$700/mth.$ 1,800 needed.
730 Home For Rent
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.
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
Quail Hgts. on 10th Fairway
3/2, 2400 sqft + 16X40 storage
bldg. $1,300/mth, 1st, last & Sec.
750 Business &
5 Office Rentals
1235 SF Building
All Utilities Furnished
A Bar Sales, Inc.
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
Warehouse in good neighborhood.
Must See!$850 mth
Call Lea 386-752-9626
Warehouse: 2 Offices for Lease.
Cannon Creek Industrial Park.
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6A Lake City Reporter LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM A look back: CHS swimmers 2nd at state. At Fort White library, lifes more than just books. SUNDAY EDITION 2A 1B SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 REUNITED NEARLY 40 YEARS LATER By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com N early 40 years after he was placed up for adoption and count less dead ends later, Jimmy Taylor found his mother just before Christmas Day. It has been a little over a week since the two reunited, but their voices still bring tears to the others eyes. Taylor calls the reunion with his mother, Barbara Yancy, and the new knowledge of a sister in Tennessee the perfect Christmas present, especially since hes always wanted a little sister. You dont know how long I had been waiting for your call, Yancys voice cracked over the cell phone Friday evening. You dont know how long I had been waiting to make it, Taylor responded. Yancy, at the time Barbara Stevens, had to place both her sons 4-yearFrom staff reports A 15-year-old runaway, who allegedly stole a rental car from Marianna, was arrested in Columbia County Friday morning after leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended when she crashed the vehicle north of Lundsford Road. The Florida Highway Patrol did not immedi ately release the name of the teenager, but in a media release noted she was from Marianna. The driver was charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer, willful and wanton reckless driving, no valid drivers license and grand theft in con nection with the case. She was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, around 10:14 a.m. Friday, a Be On the Look Out Alert was issued for a gray Toyota Camry rent Teen wrecks stolen Toyota Runaway, 15, led troopers on highspeed chase. Man finds mother; still seeking brother. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Lake City resident Jimmy Taylor has found his long-lost birth mother, Barbara Stevens Yancey, of Acworth, Ga., after nearly 40 years all with the help of Facebook. Taylor stumbled upon an old photograph of him, his mother and his younger brother, Michael, which he said was the last time he remembers seeing his mother. Attempted homicide suspect on the loose By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org Law enforcement are on the lookout for a man suspected of stabbing another person in what Lake City police are calling an attempt ed homi cide, LCPD reports. Police responded to a call about a stabbing on Ironwood Drive and found Tony Matchett, 53, lying on his lawn clutching his abdo men around 10:43 p.m. Tuesday, according to the incident report. Witnesses told police that they heard scuffling outside their homes and saw Corey Tyrell Barnes, COURTESY Taylors younger brother, Michael, is shown in a photograph taken before the were sep arated by adoption nearly 40 years ago. Day after Christmas a large trash day By TONY BRITT email@example.com Christmas often translates into gifts, toys and a variety of other new items that are given as symbols of the season. However, a side-effect due to the deluge in gifts is trash and an increased amount of solid waste that needs to be taken to the local solid waste facility. Ed Lontz, Columbia County Solid Waste Director at the Winfield Solid Waste Facility, said the days follow ing Christmas are traditionally heavytrash-collection days and hes antici pating about a 20 percent increase in volume. The day after Christmas is a large trash collection day, he said. Its not quite as big as I thought it would be HEADLINES TO LOOK FOR IN REVIEW LCPD receives accreditation, complies with state standards, 3A. Lady Tigers softball team completes state title run, 7A. District, FGC strike a deal on cost of dual enrollment, 8A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 234 72 47 Thunderstorms 10A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Business . . . . . . . . 1C Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 3B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter A garbage truck unloads on top of a garbage heap at the Winfield Solid Waste Facility on Friday. YEAR REVIEW IN Women repel gunman with Jesus, but wrong man jailed From staff reports A group of women successfully repelled an armed robber by telling him to get out in the name of Jesus after he interrupted a jewelry party Jan. 25. The story made national news. However, the state attorneys office dropped all charges against a man suspected of the attempted heist after it was revealed the Lake City Police Department jailed the wrong man. Jacquie Hagler was throwing a Premier Jewelry party for 17 other female friends when a gunman entered the residence and ordered all the occu pants to empty their purses and hand over their cell phones and other valuables. However, the women denied the would-be robber and ordered him to get out in the name of Jesus, at which point he fled the scene without further incident. Witnesses described the suspect as 5 with blue eyes, but could not discern any other facial features due to a bandana the suspect wore over his face. Officer later showed a black-and-white photo lineup of six suspects to the women, hoping to iden tify the gunman. The women indicated Derek Jeremy Lee as the gunman, who was then arrested and booked into county jail. However, all of the women were in the same room when police showed them the suspects, contradicting LCPD policy directing officers to introduce witnesses to photo lineups individually instead of in a group. Later investigation revealed video evidence show ing Lee at a liquor store on US 90 around the time of the attack. Lee is also 5 and has brown eyes, contradicting earlier witness statements. The state attorneys office dropped all charges against Lee and had him released from jail March 5, ending nearly 40 days of wrongful imprisonment. Wing-suit skydiver goes missing over Cascades From staff reports A Lake City man went missing and was never seen again following a skydiving excursion in Washingtons Cascade Mountains Jan 3. Despite a four day manhunt conducted by rough ly 350 searchers over nine square miles, volunteers and law enforcement from King County, Wash. could not locate 29-year-old Kurt Ruppert Jr. According to local family and friends, Ruppert was an avid skydiver who had worked his way up to wing suits, specialized gliding suits that mimic flying squirrel physiology and require at least 200 solo skydiving jumps. Ruppert and two other individuals were taking turns doing 6,500 foot jumps from a helicopter hovering around Mount Si, a 4,200-foot peak in the Cascade Mountains about 40 miles east of Seattle. However, Ruppert never appeared at the landing site with the other jumpers. We know that the last time we saw him, he was doing the thing he loved to do most in the FILE Jacquie Hagler (from left), Dianne Cooper, Gwen Adams and Sharron Ballance survived a home invasion and attempted armed robbery -all with the power of Christ. 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Zen proverb Lake City stood up to Breast CancerBreast cancer survivors, family members and friends release about 225 pink bal-loons in the air in a show of support for breast cancer awareness after the Standing Up to Breast Cancer Lunch & Learn event held at the Columbia County Resources banquet hall in October. A tag was attached to each balloon with a name of someone affected by breast cancer. At least 300 people attended the event. Re-living historyThe Confederate front line confronts Union troops in the 201 3 re-enactment of the Battle of Olustee in February.2A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBy AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE T o many people, a library is a place where you borrow books. Thats still true, but in the 21st century, books are only part of a librarys services. With the advent of the Internet, public libraries have become informa-tion hubs, linking their commu-nities with the larger world. No one knows this better than Patti Street, who has been with the Fort White branch of the Columbia County library since it opened in 1988. As the branch manager, she has over-seen many changes. When I started working here, we were about the only source of information for social services in Fort White, she recalled. People down here really felt isolated. There were no branch offices for county or state services. To get to most things, you had to go to Lake City or even Gainesville. If you didnt have a car, that was a real problem. The only place people knew of where they might be able to get help was the library, so thats where they came. Street discovered quickly that even though she had no background in social work (she holds a masters degree in English education and a bach-elors degree in psychology), people were counting on her to find the help they needed. And so she adapted herself to the needs of her community. I spent a lot of time on the phone in those days, she said with a laugh. If I couldnt give people what they needed up front, I could at least put them in touch with the people who had the required information or services and get them started. It wasnt always easy, but I trained my staff to never say we cant do that. instead, it was well work on that for you. Once Internet terminals became available at the library, Streets job became both easier and harder. E-government (government services avail-able over the Web) has made it much easier for people in these rural areas to gain access to services, she said. We usually have to walk people through the first time they use a website, but after that they can handle most things on their own. The hard part is keeping up with the expanded information and services that we can access now. Aside from managing access to the librarys nine public Internet terminals and assisting users there, Street has all the duties and problems of running any small office juggling multiple tasks, managing her staff (she has one full-time and one part-time employee), and handling the budget. She also is something of a stage man-ager, setting the librarys atmosphere. I want people to feel that this is a welcome place to be, she said. Sometimes that means over-looking the fact that a person isnt dressed well or seems a bit odd. As long as someone isnt being disruptive, I want them to be able to come here and use the facilities without prejudice. The community is getting more diverse every day and we need to be able to deal with that as well. Overseeing the book collection remains a sizable part of Streets duties, and not always an easy one. Shelf space is limited, and Street has to bal-ance both available space and available money while select-ing books that the community wants and needs. When dona-tions are involved, the balancing act can become even trickier. People sometimes get upset because their donations end up on the Friends of the Library sale shelf instead of in the collection, she said. To tell the truth, we dont need best sellers. We usu-ally have those already. We cant really put anything on the circulation floor unless its in new or nearly-new condition and addresses a need in our collection. We appreciate all donations whether we sell or keep them, but if someone really wants to donate some-thing for circu-lation, its prob-ably best to call first and find out whether we can use it. Programs are another aspect of the job that can take some juggling. The librarys meeting room currently hosts a monthly book club meeting, a once-a-month quilting bee, and a Lego building club for chil-dren that meets on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The library also hosts a weekly plant clinic run by master gar-deners trained by the county extension office, providing a resource for resolving gardening problems or even getting soil samples tested. In addition, library staff members visit local day care centers monthly, bring-ing suitable books and telling stories. Id like to have more childrens programs at the library, but theyre pretty busy dur-ing the school year, Street said. We have more demand for childrens activities during the summer and we do have a story time for school-age children then. And of course, whenever students at the high school or middle school have a major project, we usually know about it because we have more students using our computers then. Ive been told that there are plans to put in a sidewalk and a caution light next summer to improve access to the library from the schools; that would make it easier and safer for chil-dren to come here after school. Street also wants people to know that the library isnt just for those who can read. If someone has a problem with literacy and wants help, all they need to do is come in and ask, she said. Well work to put them in touch with services for improving their reading skills. Like other libraries serving small rural communities, Fort Whites branch library is play-ing a crucial role in bringing the Information Age to everyone. The biggest barrier it must overcome, ironically, is lack of information. The tough part is getting the word out, Street said. Almost every week, someone comes in here for the first time and says, I never even knew you had a library here! Sometimes its someone whos lived around here for years. We just want our community to know that we are here and we can help. AVALYN HUNTER /Special to the ReporterPatti Street, the Fort White public library branch manager, s ays the library isnt just for readers. Everyone can make use of the prog rams and activities they offer.Lifes more than books for Street FORT WHITE PUBLIC LIBRARY I want people to feel that this is a welcome place to be... Sometimes that means overlooking the fact that a person isnt dressed well or seems a bit odd. As long as someone isnt being disruptive, I want them to be able to come here and use the facilities without prejudice. The community is getting more diverse every day and we need to be able to deal with that as well. Patti Street, Manager of the Fort White branch of the Columbia County Public Library YEAR IN PICTURES
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God bless you, Kurt Ruppert Jr. Newly-elected NAACP pres. removed from office From staff reports The national office of the NAACP removed Bernice Presley as Columbia County branch presi dent barely a month after she was elected Dec. 15, 2012. Tallahassee NAACP president con firmed Presley was removed from office around Jan. 10, but declined to explain the decision. The organization replaced Presley with Lynda Thomas, who was elected vice-president in the same December election. Presley declined to comment on the situation and Thomas did not return calls seeking comment. Presley assumed office in Dec. 2012 following a dispute with oppo nent Debra White. Presley filed a police report and sought a restraining order against White, alleging she approached her and her husband in an aggressive manner in a park lot following an NAACP meeting in Nov. 2012. However, the restraining order was denied. Whites NAACP attorney claimed Presley sought the restraining order to keep her from attending official NAACP functions. Despite the public dispute, Presley won the election 1613 before being ousted nearly a month later. REVIEW: January headlines Continued From 1A Presley LCPD receives accreditation, complies with state standards From staff reports The Lake City Police Department received its accredi tation credentials from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement. Lake City Police Department Chief Argatha Gilmore attended a ceremony at Howey-in-the-Hills, where the department was officially recognized as a state-accredited law enforcement agency. In 2010 the LCPD signed an agreement with the CFA, an independent governing body, to examine the standards, policies and procedures of the department. The standards set by the CFA are encompassed in 39 chap ters and broken down into 26 individual standards. Those stan dards cover topics such as training, use of force, operations, investigations and the written directive system, along with many more areas covering all facets of police work. The accreditation is on a three-year cycle. The LCPD was accredited in 2002 and re-accredited in 2005. The agency withdrew from the process in 2008 due to changes in leadership, and procedural changes needed to be implemented to come up to current CFA standards. Emblems where placed on all department marked patrol vehicles indicating LCPD is an accredited agency. Officers received accreditation pins to wear on their uni forms as well. Man gets life plus 30 years for murder of girlfriend From staff reports Kenneth Allen Ford was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, for the 2009 murder of his girlfriend Kristy L. Whatley in a mobile home fire. Ford was arrested in September 2009, but wasnt tried until four years later. Jeff Siegmeister, Third Circuit state attorney, said once the decision was made with consultation of the family to waive the death penalty, the state attorneys office took the steps necessary to get the case tried as quickly as possible. On Feb. 8, Ford was convicted of second-degree mur der for starting a June 2009 fire in the home he shared with Whatley. He was also convicted of first-degree arson in connection with the case. The jury deliberated about seven hours before return ing the guilty verdicts. Whatley was fighting for her life against lupus at the time of her death. MARCH State cracks down, closes Internet cafs From staff reports The Allied Internet cafe was closed in a multi-state crack down on illegal gambling operations, along with several other Internet cafes in Columbia and Suwannee counties. Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll also resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in the scandal that was said to be a front for a $300 million gambling operation. Secret Service agents went to City Internet Services, an Internet cafe on U.S. 90. as part of the crackdown. Lake City Internet Services apparently shut down the night before the raid. Lake City Internet Services was listed in a search war rant issued in Oklahoma as part of the crackdown on Internet cafes run by or connected with Allied Veterans of the World Inc. and Affiliates in 23 Florida counties and five other states, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Lake City Internet Services was at one time Allied Veterans Affiliate 56. Secret Service agents also raided Live Oak Internet Services, an Internet cafe in Live Oak run by Allied Veterans, reports said. A master affidavit from the Seminole County Sheriffs Office said arrest warrants were issued for the four owners of Live Oak Internet Services and Lake City Internet Services. The owners were not Florida resi dents but live in South Carolina, according to the arrest affidavit. No Columbia County residents were listed among those being sought. The investigation began in July 2009. Under a law passed later in 2013, Internet cafs were outlawed and closed statewide. Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by former police captain From staff reports The City of Lake City emerged victorious from a dis crimination case when a federal judge dismissed a racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by former Lake City Police Department Capt. Rudolph Davis Sr. The decision was handed down in Jacksonville by U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Morales Howard, follow ing a hearing. Howard ordered sum mary judgment on behalf of the city. Davis said he plans to appeal the ruling to the 11th Appeals Court in Atlanta, Ga. Davis worked at the city police depart ment for 19 years, from June 1990 to November 2009. Lake City Police Department chief Argatha Gilmore terminated Davis on Nov. 19, 2009. Court documents said Davis claimed Gilmore was hired to fire him in retaliation for filing racial discrimina tion complaints. While at LCPD, Davis filed several internal griev ances complaining of racial discrimination and leveled charges against four different heads of the department: Chief David Albritton, Chief Steven Burch, Capt. Bruce Charles and Gilmore. Davis said that Gilmore terminated him in retalia tion for his history of filing racial discrimination com plaints. Court records indicate she did not terminate Davis because of any disciplinary issues. Depositions said Gilmore terminated Davis following a one-on-one meeting on Nov. 3, 2009, after Gilmore had been at the department for less than two months. During the meeting, Gilmore said she felt Davis seemed to have an 8-to-5 mentality and explained to him that she expected him to deal with planning, draft ing policies and taking initiative. Howard ruled that Davis was an at-will employee and could be terminated at will. Davis said the city was not an at-will workplace when he was terminated, but a just cause workplace. Davis City pounded by storm; over 7,000 lose power From staff reports A severe thunderstorm ravaged Lake City causing 7,000 residents to lose power at its peak, closingd 60 roads, and displacing 19 families. Local officials declared a state of emergency in the county that lasted for seven days. The storm toppled trees, downed power lines, caused localized flooding and interrupted power for hours when it passed through the area bringing an estimated 2 2.5 inches of rain as well as high winds. An estimated 30 percent of the roads were re-opened within 24 hours of the initial storm. There was extensive damage on the east side of town from Baya Avenue to the Price Creek Road area. Additional deputies were called in to patrol storm impacted areas after the Columbia County Sheriffs Office received calls about looters. The Florida Highway Patrol sent additional troopers from Palatka and St. Augustine. Columbia County did not qualify for federal disaster assistance to help offset costs from the March storm. FILE A tree limb fell across a car parked at the S&S on U.S. 90 West on Saturday. The cars back window was smashed by smaller branches from the limb, but the main branch landed on the cars roof. FEBRUARY Lake City native Pat Summerall dies at 82 From staff reports Lake Citys own Pat Summerall, who spent more than 40 years as the voice of the National Football League, died April 16 of heart failure at age 82. Summerall called 16 Super Bowls as a play-by-play announcer. Summerall taught middle school in the Columbia APRIL School District, even after he graduated and was drafted into the NFL. Summerall played 10 seasons in the NFL, from 1952 to 1961, with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. After the season was over, Summerall would play in the Lake City fast-pitch softball league, could be found golfing at the Lake City Country Club or playing cards at the Elks Lodge. Even after he went on to be the famous CBS broadcaster, he would speak at charity events in Lake City. Councilmans wife faces election fraud charges From staff reports Lake City councilman Eugene Jeffersons wife, Betty Jefferson and Linda Ivery, were arrested and face more than 20 election fraud charges in con nection with Eugene Jeffersons 2010 re-election. Eugene Jefferson won the election, against three other candidates with 69.7 percent of the vote. Jefferson faces 24 felony and two mis demeanor violations of state election laws and two counts of intimidation. Ivery was charged with six felony and two misdemeanor counts of elec tion law violations and two counts of intimidation. After turning themselves over to the Columbia County Detention Facility, both were released on their own recognizance. Reports said that Betty Jefferson and Ivery conspired to corruptly influence voting submitted false voter registra tion data, corruptly influenced voting and obtained absentee ballots in violation of the law, according to information from the Eighth Circuit State Attorneys Office. Court documents formally outlining the charges said Jefferson and Ivery submitted false voter registration information concerning registration data for three people purported to be Columbia County voters. The documents alleged that Ivery illegally requested absentee ballots or helped someone else illegally request ballots for four people purported to be Columbia County voters. The documents also accused Betty Jefferson of ille gally requesting absentee ballots or helped someone else illegally request the ballots for 19 people. Eighth Circuit State Attorney William P. Cervone was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to prosecute the case. Events center dropped on 4-1 commission vote From staff reports County officials suspended the events center project, which was being studied as a way of attracting more people to the area. The proposal called for the construction of a 265,000square-foot multipurpose facility for about $28.2 million next to the Interstate 75 interchange at Ellisville. It was proposed that the county fairgrounds prop erty would be sold to private interests and the proceeds used as a major source of funding for the events center development. Columbia County Resources owns and operates the 82.5-acre fairgrounds and rodeo arena. The fair would have been moved to the new events site. However, the project was halted when a letter from the Columbia County Resources legal counsel Guy Norris indicated Columbia County Resources was not ready to make a firm commitment to transfer assets, as was outlined in the proposal. County and Columbia County Resources officials were gearing up for Phase 2 of the project, which called for more intensive studies through a feasibility study that was projected to cost at least $200,000. Summerall Jefferson Ivery REVIEW continued on 7A
W hats wrong with this sentence? ...white suburban moms who all of a sudden their child isnt as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isnt quite as good as they thought they were... Most grade school students, at least the ones I know, could tell you in a minute that the sentence is a flawed mixture of plural and singular that probably would earn them a fail-ing grade on any English examina-tion. Even if one takes into account that the sentence was spoken and not written, it is a grammatical night-mare. But what really is wrong with it is that it is attributed to Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education who made it in defense of a controversial proposal to establish a core curriculum in the nations public schools. The quote appeared in the Washington Post, which also reported that Duncan further characterized opposition to the curriculum as political silli-ness and a rallying cry for fringe groups. How ever one comes down on this issue, I would hazard a guess that most Americans could agree that Duncan of all people needs desper-ately to brush up on his sentence structure to make it at least compat-ible with what is being taught and has been for generations in class-rooms across the land. Or is that too much to expect from a child of the television culture where grammar is slaugh-tered day in and day out-where tenses dont always agree and the rules about prepositional objects are ignored just between you and I (oops). This is a culture where people are hung like gates instead of hanged as they should be. He should have went some place has become standard among sportscasters. Even the baby boomers are too young to remember the days when super pitcher turned playbyplay announcer Dizzy Deans horrible but colorful grammatical gaffs on radio brought down the wrath of Americas moms. Their kids were running around saying things like he done slud into third. As for the core curriculum, it was always my impression that we had one from the beginning of public education. It was called reading, writing, and arithmetic and it has been followed with refinements since William G. McGuffey taught half of our populace how to read in a primer that was used from 1836 to 1961. I personally was of the Dick and Jane generation. The hysterics on the right and the left variously see the Core either as a federal takeover of public education or a necessary reform to improve the overall quality of the school system, which much like politics is mainly local. Key supporters for the core, which establishes curriculum guidelines and standards for how well all stu-dents should perform in math and English/language arts K through 12, include the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation provides a lot of the funding. Public education is much like the weather. As the humorist once said, everybody talks about it (the weather) but no one does anything (well, in the case of education not much anyway). George W. Bushs No Child Left Behind initiative has been flawed by resistance and faulty implantation. Teachers Unions dont like it because it puts too much stress on the members. The core curriculum is favored by the American Federation of Teachers but the concern is the way it is writ-ten and presented and ultimately implemented by the Obama admin-istration. The Post recently quoted Randi Weingarten, the AFT president, as predicting that the implementation of the Core would be far worse than the bollixed up implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In the end it all comes down to how good the instructor is and what kind of support he or she receives from the parents, if there are any or perhaps as Secretary Duncan might say is any. One of the reasons the nations private schools do so well is that they dont have to play to the com-mon denominator or turn every proposed solution into a nightmare of complexity. Most of those who make our laws and influence our long range educa-tion decisions, including the presi-dent, dont send their youngsters to public schools if they bring their families here. So how do they know? OPINION Sunday, December 29, 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 writers 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: email@example.com Be wary of Suwannee investment offer New year brings a fresh start W hat will you do with the opportunity? The new year. The fresh calendar and the pages of possibility that lie ahead. It is time.We all have it with the beginning of a new year on Wednesday. We all have the chance for a fresh start, another day to change our ways and do things differently. Starting over is methodical on January 1 as the year changes, but it almost seems it would be easier for all of us to have a new mindset, say, in July. Think about it: Youre relaxed, maybe youre on vacation, you get your thoughts together, you regroup and you come back to reality with new drive and a tighter focus. Maybe? Instead, January is the traditional restart month. January is bleak. Holiday hangovers. School starts back. Colder, unpredictable weather. Just add that reality to the list of things to overcome and get on with it. The past is behind us. Goals for today and beyond should be an important catalyst for everyone. Write them down, implement a plan and go for it. What do you want to do? Personal improvement? Career enhancements or maybe a complete career change? Do you want to fur-ther or finish your education? Maybe financial goals and improving your personal cash flow is what inspires you. Do you have other achievements to boost your-self and your family? Now is the time to move toward these accom-plishments. During the holiday season, there are numerous examples of people reaching out to help others. Being a selfless example to others may be what your quality of life needs. We all receive the blessing when we stop to help others less fortunate. In the rush to improve our career paths, the lives of our children and families, and our everyday existence, I think sometimes we forget the dreams we may have had in past years, sometimes long-ago aspirations that got pushed aside by other priorities. Dont forget yourself. You are never too old or outdated to chase a dream and do something new. Learn a foreign language. Take a painting class. Hike the Florida Trail. Scuba dive. Train and run a 5k race. The possibilities are end-less for all of us looking for better-ment. In the end, the year will be what you make it. Be honest and work hard. Change takes effort and the effort applied directly affects the return. Its your call. What will you do with this opportunity? Happy New Year! O ur county commission should use great caution in consider-ing a request from Suwannee County to sink $3 million dol-lars of our money into their catalyst site. Suwannee Commission Chairman Wesley Wainwright made the proposal in a Dec. 16 letter to Columbia County Manager Dale Williams. Details werent included, but basically Suwannee wants $3 million in return for a proportional share of the revenue from their site. How they plan to compute that is anybodys guess. Also unclear is when wed be able to start collecting on this potential investment. Depending on the tax abatement deal that will likely be in place, we might have to wait as long as 10 years to have anything to show for our money. Beyond that, the investment would be in Suwannee County, not here, where we have our own catalyst site ready for develop-ment. Having already sunk $8.7 million into their site on which an Austrian lum-ber company has just started building Suwannee has completely depleted their cash reserves, the letter admits. If expectations for the mill come to pass, it may all be worth it. Suwannee projects the creation of 350 jobs and a $56 million impact on the region. Still, were not all that comfortable with the idea of lending money to a neighbor who is not only broke, but has a less than stellar record of financial management going back some years. Suwannee County just paid out $2.75 million to settle a law-suit from a past, unrelated disagreement. Outcomes like this put a cloud over their business proposal especially when our taxpayers money is at stake. Suwannees request is unsettling to say the least. More details need to be revealed, but this proposal sounds like wishful thinking by our neighbors to the west. For now, we counsel caution and lots of it on the part of our county officials.Fixing whats wrong with our schools Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION
Dudley Eugene Easton Mr. Dudley Eugene Easton, 76, a former resident of Lake City, Florida, passed away Decem ber 26, 2013, at Heritage Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Easton was a native of Huntington, West Virginia and had resided in Lake City, Florida, for the past thir teen years. He graduated from Huntington High School of Huntington, West Virginia, class of 1957 and was an All State Baseball player. Mr. Easton was a Retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a deacon at the Maranatha Fel lowship Church, St. Albans, West Virginia, from 1990 to 2000 and was a former member of the Christ Central Ministries in Lake City, Florida. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judith Ann McClintock Easton, his son, David Scott Easton, his grandmother, Pearl Gruver and his mother and stepfather Dorothy and Paul Collins. Survivors include his two daughters: Cheryl (Britt) Day, Springhill, Louisiana and Char marie (Todd) Adkins, Hunting ton, West Virginia; two sons: Mark M. Easton, Huntington West Virginia, Paul (Wendy) ginia, his daughter-in-law: Jo K Easton, Springhill, Louisiana; one sister: Paula Kay (Steve) Broughton, Hurricane, West Vir ginia; one sister-in-law: Elaine Gregory, Lake City, Florida; nine grandchildren, Nathaniel, Elaine, Lucas, Jonnette, Elyse, Paul, Jacob, Alexander and Jen nifer; one nephew: Joseph (Mi chelle) Gregory, Keller, Texas. Funeral services for Mr. Easton will be conducted Tuesday, De cember 31, 2013, at 11 AM in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Pastor Britt Day one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 PM in Bush nell, Florida with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2659 SW. Main Blvd., Lake City, FL. (386) 752-2414 Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net Claudette Faucher Mrs. Claudette Faucher, 82, of Lake City, passed away peace fully surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, Decem ber 26, 2013, at North Florida Regional Medical Cen ter in Gaines ville, Florida She was born on Septem ber 14, 1931, in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, to the late Rene Rien deau and Virginia LaFaille. Claudette owned and operated restaurant and hotel businesses most of her life. She was a lov cooking, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed, but always close in our heart. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorraine Charland and Mona Malloy. Claudette is survived by her lov ing children: three sons, Robie Faucher (Yuula), Dana Faucher, (Shalimar Drew) and Luke Fau cher (Heidi Ratliff-Walker), of Lake City, FL.; three daughters, Rena Violette (Gerry) of Phoe nix, AZ, Shelby Faucher and Aubrey Hulen (John Bill) of Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Daphne, Nathaniel, Briana, Chantalle, Marie, Sarah, Jes sica, Natasha, MaKayla, Ryan, Christopher, and Michael; great grandchildren, Kyle, Abi gail, Casey, Arianna and Sky lar; several nieces and neph ews, along with special family friends, Michelle Faucher, De nise Watts, and Jim Athanasiou. A Funeral Mass will be con ducted at 2:00 p.m on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Epiphany Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memo rial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held that day from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to services at 2:00 p.m. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the Fel lowship Hall at Epiphany Catho lic Church following the burial. donations may be made to the Epiphany Catholic Church. GA TEW AY -FOREST LA WN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL. 32025. (386) 752-1954. Words of comfort for the fam ily may be uploaded online at www.gatewayforestlawn.comMarcus Lewis Raulerson Sr. Mr. Marcus Lewis Rauler son Sr., age 27, of Macclenny, Florida passed away December 25, 2013 at his residence. Marcus was born in Jack sonville, Fl. on April 30, 1986 to James (Ron) Raulerson and Toni Hays Raulerson. Mr. Raulerson was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and a 2004 Graduate of Baker County High School. He proudly served his country as a United States Ma rine War veteran. Marcus was always willing to lend a help ing hand to anyone in need. He was honest and straight forward, tors play football and above all, spending time with his children, wife and family was his favorite past time. Marcus played football and baseball in high school and Marcus is survived by his wife of 9 years Brandi Nash Raulerson; children; Marcus Lewis Raul erson, Jr., MaKenzie Brooke Raulerson and MaKaylin Grace Raulerson; parents; James R. and Toni Hays Raulerson of Mac clenny; brothers; Brad (Wendy) Raulerson of Fernandina Beach, FL., George (Nicole Buettner) of San Diego, Calif.; James Ryan (Cara) Raulerson of Norfolk, Virginia; grandmother; Bernice Raulerson of Macclenny; fathern-law; David and Maryam Nash of Lake City, Fl.; Mother-n-law; Tracey Nash of Wellborn, FL.; brothers-n-law; Jarred Nash, Garret Nash and Colby Dicks; sisters-n-law; Brittney Nash and Gavin Nash; nieces; Cailey, Kynleigh and Ellie; nephews; James and Lawson; numer ous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Raiford Road Church with Pastors John A. Raulerson, Herman Rios and Dr. Timothy ment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Baker County, Fl. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 5:00 8:00 pm in V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES. The arrangements are under the care and direc tion of V. T ODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SER VICES 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book.Sandra Antoinette Hardee Mrs. Sandra Antoinette Hardee, age 65, of Lake City, FL died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in the Baptist Medical Center South in Jack sonville, FL following a long illness. She was born in Orlando, FL and resided in Ocala and Jacksonville, FL before moving to Lake City, FL in 1968. She was formerly employed with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Marion Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission before retir ing as a records supervisor with the Baker County Sheriffs Of service. She was a graduate of Paxon High School in Jackson ville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tenille Anthony and Dorothy Roberta Baker Sutton; sister, Barbara A. Melton; and one brother, Tennille S. Rusty Sutton. Survivors include her daugh ter, Windy Gayle of Lake City, FL; her son, Shane Durrance of Houston, TX; two sisters, Debra S. (Jack) Franks of Jacksonville, FL and Sheri A. (Eddie) Metts of Yulee, FL; one brother, Steven A. (Beverly) Sutton of Macclenny, FL; four grandchildren, Shana, Kailey, Maddison and Makenzie. Funeral services will be con ducted at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Baker County Sheriffs Department Complex, Highway 228, Mac clenny, FL with Rev. Randy Wil liams, Pastor of the First Baptist ating. Interment will follow at the Gethsemane Memorial Gar dens in Jacksonville, FL. Visita tion with the family will be from 4-7:00 PM, Sunday at the Baker County Sheriffs Department Complex. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY Funeral Home, 420 E Macclen ny Ave., Macclenny, FL. Please sign the guestbook at www. guerryfuneralhome.net
3A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 old Taylor and 1-year-old Michael in foster care in 1974 due to the emotional strain of raising two chil-dren without a stable job. Michael and Taylor went to the same foster home at first, but were separated shortly after. That was the last time Taylor remembers see-ing his younger brother, but he is still searching any lead he can find. My names JimmyAfter three years in the foster care system, Taylor was adopted by a St. Augustine family, the Taylors. He still uses their name and doesnt plan to switch back to his birth name. Hes been a Taylor his whole life, he said, and his son is a Taylor. Ive been searching for years, he said. Of course, out of the blue, I would have certain memories of my mom from before I went into foster care. I remember her name, her long straight red hair, my grandmothers house, my grandfa-ther and his German Shepherd.... To find his mother, Taylor relentlessly searched the Facebook alum-ni page for the Orange County high school he suspected she attended. Though it had over 3,000 members, he eventually found her profile. She had remarried. Yancy listed a sister on her profile who owned a hair salon. Taylor called his aunt, and eventually she returned the call. My names Jimmy, he said. This is going to sound a little strange.... Youre one of Barbaras kids, his aunt immediately responded. I think so, he said. No, you are, you are, she said. This is going to make her Christmas. Taylors aunt provided him with his mothers phone number. The reunion, Taylor said, was very emo-tional. His mother currently lives in Acworth, Ga., so they havent met in person yet. But, he has planned a roadtrip with his family to Georgia and then to Tennessee to visit with his younger sister. Weve had a week of being in a reunion, Taylor said, adding that he has talked to both his mother and his sister every day for the last week. My sister and I have been frantically searching every lead to find Michael hopefully before the New Year. Everything weve turned up so far has been a dead end. The search continuesWhen Taylor was adopted by his parents, they couple tried to adopt his younger brother as well. But, they were denied. In fact, they were told that he had already been adopted by another family. Taylor said, after Michael had reached adulthood years later, the adopting agency informed him that his broth-er had actually not been adopted until he was in his teens. Taylor still struggles to understand why his adoptive parents were unable to adopt his brother and why the agency kept the details secret. Now, he continues to search for the smiling, blond-haired toddler he remembers from photo-graphs. Michael Joseph Stevens, who may or may not go by his birth name, was born either April 23 or April 24 in 1974 at Orlando-based Orange County Regional Medical Center. All in all, Ive been searching for 20 years, but Ive been wondering all my life, Taylor said. Since his reunion with his mother, Taylor has had the chance to glance through childhood pho-tos in the possession of his sister. One solitary photo captured the image of Yancy, Taylor and young Michael. It is the only photo in existence of all three of them. The search continues for Yancys middle child, but Taylor said the reunion with the rest of his family has been amazing. Its the best Christmas present I have ever gotten, he said. Throughout the long years, he never held any anger or resentment toward his mother. He said, he always wondered and questioned what if. With my adoptive family, I had a won-derful life, he said. It made me the man I am today. Joseph W. Taylor and Brenda Carol Rodenbaugh Taylor hold the title of mom and dad for Taylor. He calls his newfound biological mother mama so he doesnt get the two confused. His biological father was a pilot in the United States Air Force, who never married his mother. Taylor has no memory of his biological father. Currently, Taylor is engaged to a Lake City woman, Claudia Brohl. After divorcing his previous wife, he moved to Lake City to be close to his children. Taylor asks anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael J. Stevens to send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. FOUNDContinued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterJimmy Taylor poses for a photograph with his step-daugh ters Alisha Creswell (left), 13, and Rebecca Creswell, 15. but its still a large trash day. You can see it when you go down the streets where there is normally one or two garbage cans, there are a couple of garbage cans with a bunch of bags. The tonnage isnt as high, but the volume is. Yes, its up, but because Christmas was on Wednesday, we havent seen the full effect. All the Columbia County refuse placed at curbside wont be collected until next week and then Lontz will be able to determine is there was a significant increase. Christmas was Wednesday and trash col-lection is always a day late due to the holiday. Post Christmas trash collection normally has a vari-ety of items. We normally see a lot of food waste, Christmas wrapping and boxes, Lontz said. Weve had a lot of people drop off old elec-tronics, DVDs and videos. Theyre making room for new stuff. With the ever increasing popularity of electronic gadgets as gift items, Lontz said hes seen an increase in older electronic items making their way to the solid waste facility. Thursday I saw four or five in our electronics department, the old answer-ing machines, 20 -30 DVDs, some of the older model Nintendos and Playstations and the games that belong to them, he said. For that stuff, two or three years old, is darn near outdated. Lontz also noted hes seen lots of Christmas ornaments that have been brought to the solid waste facility. New Years and Christmas are the big col-lection days of the year, he said, noting the New Years collection cycle is when they see alcohol con-tainers, heavy amounts of food waste and Christmas trees. A lot of people, after New Years, decide to do the second wind of clean-ing. Wastes from the stores also go up because there are a lot of returns. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterEd Lontz, solid waste director at the Winfield Solid Waste Facility, goes through a number of discarded electornics on Friday. Lontz said that as people get newer versions of applianc es and electronics, they look to get rid of their existing items, some of which will be recycled. GARBAGEContinued From 1ALCPD officer involved in crashFrom staff reportsA Lake City Police Department officer was issued a traffic citation after he allegedly caused a three-vehicle crash last week. According to information from the Lake City Police Department, around 4:45 p.m. Monday Officer Larry Thomas was driving east on U.S. 90 West near Interstate 75 when vehicles in front of him came to an abrupt stop. Thomas was unable to stop his vehicle and collided with the vehicle in front of him, pushing it forward into a third vehicle. Minor damage was caused to all vehicles and one driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of a possible injury. Officer Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department assistant public informa-tion officer, said Thomas was cited for following too closely and noted an inter-nal affairs investigation into the crash may follow. al car that was reported stolen from Marianna. The vehicle was driven by a 15-year-old female who was reported as a runaway. Lake City district troopers saw the vehi-cle traveling south on Interstate 75 at the 425 mile marker. Units attempted to stop the vehicle as the driver exited onto State Road 47 southbound. However, the vehicle did not stop and three FHP units pursued the teens car as it headed south-bound on State Road 47. The vehicle was extremely reckless, pass-ing numerous cars at a high rate of speed, wrote Trooper First Class J.M. Farnell in his report. The vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder to pass traf-fic. She struck two mail-boxes, a culvert and over-turned. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and was report-edly alert and conscious at the scene before she was taken to Lake City Medical Center for observation. After being released from Lake City Medical Center, the 15-year-old driver was taken to jail. TEENContinued From 1A27, of 2680 SW Windsong Circle, pinning Matchett to the ground and punch-ing him repeatedly, the report said. Then they saw Barnes begin stabbing Matchett multiple times with a large steak knife, according to the report. Stacy Johnson, Barnes sister, attempted to pull her brother off of Matchett and sustained a laceration to her right hand before Barnes fled on foot, the report said. Police attempted to make contact with Barnes, but have thus far been unsuccessful in locating him, according to a press release sent Friday. If proven guilty, Barnes would face charges of attempted second degree murder and aggravated bat-tery with a deadly weapon. Citizens with information about the suspect can contact LCPD anonymous-ly through their tip line at 386-719-2068. SUSPECTContinued From 1A From staff reportsTwo Lake City residents were seriously hurt in a crash Thursday on I-75 in Alachua County, according to an FHP report. Veronica K. Smith, 72 and Leward N. Smith, 70, were headed north at mile marker 588 at 7:50 p.m. when traffic stopped due to a mattress that had fall-en off another vehicle. A Newberry woman behind them in a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle did not stop and crashed into the back of their 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The Smiths were transported to North Florida regional Hospital in seri-ous condition, FHP said. All northbound lanes were closed for about 30 minutes. The driver of the Beetle, Alyson N. McQuillan, was charged with careless driv-ing, according to FHP. Wreck on SR 47 seriously injures 2 local residents Its the best Christmas present I have ever gotten. Jimmy Taylor on nding his birth mother nearly 40 years after being adopted out of foster care Quick FactsQ According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in the period between Thanksgiving and New Years, American house-holds generate 25% more waste. Thats about 1 million extra tons of trash each year. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterElden Tunnell of Bryants Towing collects the belonging s of a 15-year-old Marianna girl after the Toyota Camry she was driving crashed while she was attempting to evade Florid a Highway Patrol Troopers on State Road 47 in Lake City o n Friday.
FILEThe Columbia High School Lady Tigers celebrate on the field after defeating Pembroke Pines Charter School to win the 6 A state softball championship in Vero Beach in May.7A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER IN REVIEW SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 7A MAY Lady Tigers softball team completes state title runFrom staff reportsIn a year that saw Columbia High Schools softball program reach its first Final Four and win more games in a single season than any Lady Tigers team before it, the only thing better would be winning a state championship. Around 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, the Lady Tigers did just that, defeating the Pembroke Pines Charter School 6-2 in Vero Beach. The win capped a 28-4 season. Erin Anderson made the weekend even more remarkable by hurling a non-hitter to lead Columbia to the win. She pitched 6 2/3 innings, struck out six batters and walked three. 6-for-7: Porter sees much success in sponsored billsFrom staff reportsDespite political setbacks, state Rep. Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) never gave up on her bill that would require neighboring water management districts to cooperate with each other. On May 1, the bill passed the state House after alr eady passing through the Senate earlier in the legislati ve session. Later, the bill was signed into law by Gov. Rick Sc ott. The bill could protect North Floridas water from being sucked into other areas of the state by over-pumping of ground water. I am most pleased with the passage of the water management district bill that I have worked and fought hard for the past three years, Porter said in an earlier e-mail interview. This has been a great session for the people of North Florida and our great state. Since it has been signed into law, the bill requires the states water management districts to recognize the sci-ence of other districts and take into account the minimum flow levels of other districts rivers, streams and springs. Six out of seven bills Porter introduced during the 2013 legislative session were signed into law by Scott. 11-year-old, accidentally shot by 4-year-old, diesFrom staff reportsLake City police filed criminal charges against a man who allegedly owned the gun that a 4-year-old used to accidentally shoot an 11-year-old boy at Cedar Park Apartments on Mothers Day. Michael S. Norman, 26, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers and aggravated manslaughter, according to a city police news release. Jarvin Jackson, 11, died two days after he was shot in the neck with a Ruger 9mm handgun. Jackson was origi-nally listed in critical condition, and preliminary findings indicated that the shooting was accidental. At the time of the accident on May 12, no other information was released due to an ongoing investigation. Further information released on May 22 stated that, at the time of the shooting, there were nine children stay ing in the Cedar Park apartment at the time. Norman was the fa ther of the 4-year-old who shot Jarvin and the boyfriend of Jarvins aunt. Both Jarvins mother and aunt were not at hom e when the shooting occurred. The 4-year-old was Jarvins cousin. Norman was watching the children on Mothers Day an d brought the gun with him as a precaution. He told p olice he felt the apartment complex was unsafe. Norman added that he left the gun on the kitchen table before going t o sleep at 3 a.m. on May 12. He woke to the sound of gunfire a t about 8 a.m. and rushed to the living room where he saw a 2-yearold girl and a 4-year-old girl, police said. While the two were playing with the gun, it went off and shot Jarvis in the neck. The 4-year-old girl had injuries to her face from the recoil of the 9mm handgun. JUNE Jury votes death for FranklinFrom staff reportsTwo-time convicted murderer Richard P. Franklin was convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Columbia Correctional Institution officer Sgt. Ruben Thomas III. He was also con-victed of felony battery and possession of contraband in a prison. FILEConvicted murderer Richard P. Franklin is seen as Third Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Bryan sentences him to death in June. The jury took less than three hours to convict Franklin of first-degree murder in the March 18, 2012, stabbing death of Thomas. Franklin was facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and possession of contraband in a prison. About a week after Franklin was convicted, a Columbia County jury took about 90 minutes to recommend the death penalty for Franklin. The same seven-man, five woman jury that convicted Franklin, voted 9-3 for the death penalty. JULY Former superintendent Sam Markham dies at 76From staff reportsGrady. Darrell. Sam. Mr. Markham or Daddy Markham Lake City residents called the former Columbia County School Superintendent by many different monikers, but what everyone remembers when they think of the late Grady D. Sam Markham is his gener-ous heart of gold. Markham, 76, passed away in July at Haven Hospice Care Center in Lake City as a result of medical complications from an injury suffered in 2012. Everybodys got a story about him, his son, Samuel Markham, said during an earlier inter-view. He bought eyeglasses [for students], he bought jackets, he bought clothes, and he bought lunch just anything. If he could help, he did, and he didnt go tell-ing everybody that he did it. Born May 3, 1937, in Columbia County, Sam Markham attended Columbia High School, played football for the Tigers and worked at his fathers restaurant, The Magnolia Barbeque. He obtained a masters degree from the University of Florida. After a tour in the Army, he returned to Lake City to teach math for 10 years at Lake City Junior High School. He served four years on the Columbia County School Board, starting in 1972. In 1980, Markham was appointed principal of Five Points Elementary. He paid for student lunches out of his own pocket for the 24 years he helmed the school, resigning in 2004. An unsuccessful run for superintendent in 1976 culminated in 2004 when Markham earned the position. He defeated Lex Carswell by less than 1 percent. He lost to Michael Millikin in 2008. He was one of the most dedicated, lovable men I knew, David Monroe, a longtime friend of Markhams, said. Im going to miss him. I miss him now. MarkhamNew water advocacy group replaces FLOWFrom staff reportsAfter Florida Leaders Organized for Water floundered, unable to solve problems plaguing the group, local representatives gathered in July to protect North Floridas dwindling water supply. The new group hoped to determine whether a smaller group than the original FLOW could effectively peti tion the Legislature on water quality and protection issues. Helen Miller, mayor of White Springs; John Kuykendall, representative from The Ichetucknee Partnership; Ron Williams, Columbia County com-missioner; Dale Williams, Columbia County manag-er; Stacie Greco, Alachua County/Santa Fe Springs Working Group representative; Lee Pinkoson, Alachua County commissioner; Annette Long, of Save Our Suwannee and more attended the meeting, which lasted about 90 minutes. After a round-table discussion and review of FLOW history, the group developed several preliminary goals and objectives: Establish current and future minimum flows and levels; Promote conservation to restore the aquifer; Address water quality and reduce water pollution; Support water management districts to help them get proper funding; Reduce withdrawals from the aquifer; Support legislation that redefines the roles of water man-agement districts; Support legislation to create a statewide water goat, and Create funding to help agricultural operations retrofit their flow systems. FILEMembers of the LCFD look on as the City Council dis-cusses plans to allow the city and county fire departments to stay the way it is during a city council meeting in Ju ly. AUGUST Trucking magnate, 3 others slain; gunman takes own lifeFrom staff reportsUNION COUNTYA gruesome shooting rampage in August by a former Pritchett Trucking employee left four men dead, including his one-time employer, and a small town trying to recover from the tragic events. On Saturday, Aug. 24, Hubert Allen Jr., 72, killed his ex-boss and founder of Pritchett Trucking, Inc., Marvin Pritchett, in a series of attacks that left four dead and two wounded at three different crime scenes, according to a Union County Sheriffs Office press release. Further investigation uncovered a handwritten note at Allens residence that identified his four victims, prov-ing that the shooting spree was a premeditated event. The note did not reveal a motive, officials said. Allen first drove to Rolling Oaks Farm owned by Pritchett off County Road 18A, where he confronted and killed his former co-worker, 28-year-old Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado. Shortly after, Allen fatally shot Pritchett, 80, on the dirt road leading into the farm. According to the press release, a few minutes later Allen encountered another co-worker, Lewis Mabrey Jr., driving a farm tractor on County Road 18A. Allegedly, Allen exchanged words with Mabrey, 66, and then fired a small-bore shotgun. He struck Mabrey in the left arm and side. At Pritchett Trucking, Inc. headquarters in Lake Bu tler, Allen then shot 44-year-old David Griffis. Griffis later died of complications related to the gunshot wound. Allen killed himself in his truck parked at his home off 6th Avenue, less than a half mile from corporate headquarters. Well make it through, but it takes everybody, said Lake Butler Mayor Lonnie Norman in a previous inter-view. This is a family community. Were going to pull together. Weve proven that. Marshals capture alleged killer in Harvey, La., homeFrom staff reportsU.S. Marshals arrested a man in Louisiana suspected of first-degree murder and armed robbery in Lake City last year. Ernest Larry Grandison, formerly of 864 NW Thetis Place, was one of two suspects in the April 2012 armed rob-bery and fatal shooting of Rajni Patel, police said. According to the Lake City Police Department, around 1:36 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, police responded to an armed robbery at A&M Discount Beverage on Duval Street only to find the suspects had fled. Patel, t he stores owner, had been shot. Police say Grandison and his son-in-law and alleged accomplice, James Leonard Johnson, fled on foot. Grandisons daughter, Sheena Marie, was arrested in May for her alleged role in the robbery. She drove the men to a location near the store minutes before they entered, police said. Around 6:44 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, Grandison was staying with a woman in Harvey, La., when mem-bers of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested him without incident. Intermodal park officials report bright prospectsFrom staff reportsThe owner of the North Florida Intermodal Park announced in August that it was working with the U.S. Forest Service to swap land in Lake Butler for four acres in the Osceola National Forest to build a railroad spur seen as necessary for economic development. Over the last several years, the Forest Service rejected previous efforts by Plum Creek, a timber company and largest landowner in the nation, to acquire an ease-ment on federally owned property. The agency voiced concern about the location of the 6.1 acre plot because of a colony of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers living in the pine trees on the suggested site. The board of county commissioners voted unanimously in December to begin the land swap process t hat would lay the groundwork for a new railroad spur co nnected to the North Florida Intermodal Park project Plum Creek requires the spur to connect its property to an existing rail line in the area. The company plans to establish an intermodal park on its 2,622 acres of U.S. Highway 90, a plot that includes a 500-acre, state-designated Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) catalyst site. Located 60 miles from JaxPort, the site is positioned with the Interstate 10 and the Interstate 75 corridor. The long-term plan is for an inland port to benefit from increased shipping to JaxPort due to widening of the Panama Canal. Grandison SEPTEMBER City, county pursue separate public safety agendasFrom staff reportsThe Lake City administration continued moving toward its goal of public safety self-sufficiency through-out 2013, declining an offer from the county to consoli-date fire departments and engage in a single combined communications dispatch center. We have a well-oiled machine right here. We dont need to make a change, Councilman George Ward said during a Sept. 3 council meeting. We have a great [insurance rating], good seasoned firefighters working for us. I dont see any reason for even considering con-tracting with the county. The city also decided to move its fire safety dispatch services to their dispatch center downtown, pulling out of the countys combined communication center Oct. 1. City Manager Wendell Johnson claimed city public safety officials cited concerns over management prac-tices, unanswered financial questions and stakeholder collaboration as part of a list of grievances against the countys approach to dispatch. With the current arrangement, all calls for city servicessuch as LCPD and LCFDmust be rung down from the countys combined communications center to the citys dispatch center. The process adds five to 10 seconds to the dispatch process, officials said. County Safety Manager David Kraus said the county would be willing to negotiate with the city should they wish to pursue a combined communications center in the future. REVIEW continued on 8A
8AIchetucknee conservation efforts get $4M from stateFrom staff reportsAn Ichetucknee springshed water quality improvement project received the largest portion of a $10 million state fund Sept. 4 after area lawmakers, conservation groups and water management district officials spent months advocating on the springs behalf. They the governor, DEP Secretary Vinyard and Florida legislators realize how important the Ichetucknee is, said Rep. Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City). And they really understand that, when it comes to springs, Ichetucknee is the crown jewel. Ichetucknee acquired $3.9 million from the state, $400,000 from the Suwannee River Water Management District and $300,000 from local partners. SWRMD officials said they aim to use the funds to renovate a Lake City sprayfield that sits inside the Ichetucknee trace. Were going to continue to advocate for the same or better allocations in years to come, Porter said. This is certainly not the end. Its just the beginning.Pipeline path diverted away from IchetuckneeFrom staff reportsLocal residents successfully discouraged Florida Power & Light and construction contractor Sabal Trail Transmission from building part of a $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline system underneath the Ichetucknee. Members of the Ichetucknee Alliance and Three Rivers Estates voiced their concerns that one mistake during the pipelines construction could damage limestone regions underground, which could ultimately drain or alter the Ichetucknee, putting the delicate ecosystem in jeopardy. It was no small feat to have them reconsider the route, County Manager Dale Williams said. Companies doing these types of projects basically have the same power that government has. The proposed pipeline would extend 700 miles from western Alabama to FPLs Martin County Plant. However, officials have not yet decided where it will be located. Were really excited to have the pipeline not come across the Ichetucknee, said John Kuykendall, president o f The Ichetucknee Partnership. Weve done so much to pre serve it and educate the public about how important it is ... The Ichetucknee has been a part of this community forev er, and wed like to preserve that for future generations. REVIEW: September headlines Continued From 7A 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER IN REVIEW SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 FILESchools open with enthusiasmBelmont Academy teacher Melinda Nicholson prepares her fifth-graders for the upcoming school year in A ugust by asking them if they knew that their planner should be used for. Aston Huber, in the front row, eagerly threw up both hands to respond. YEAR IN PICTURES OCTOBER Officer dies in house fireFrom staff reportsOne Lake City Police Department officer was killed and another hurt in a house fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 31. Law enforcement responded to a call about a full involved structure fire that took the life of LCPD officer Brandi Jackson, 24, and injured 14-year investigator David Greear, 41, around 1:00 a.m. Oct. 31. Investigators said Greear and Jackson were sleeping in separate parts of the house at the time of the fire. Greear attempted to lead Jackson out of the residence, but became separ ated from her during the blaze, authorities said. Jackson Hospital Authority considers seeking a buyer for ShandsFrom staff reports As the Affordable Care Act moves onto the health care scene, the Lake Shore Hospital Authority enter-tained the idea of selling the local hospital in October, in order to remove the burden of funding indigent care from the taxpayers. A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13, at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Administrative building, 259 NE Franklin St., where the public will give feedback about the proposed merger and potential sale. I think the hospital authority has really outlived its usefulness, said authority board member Koby Adams. When I had my interview with the governor, he asked me what I didnt like about the authority. I told him I didnt like the idea that we can tax the people of Columbia County, and were not elected. ... Its time we get out of the business. If the hospital is sold, it would continue to operate as a private entity. Health Management Associates, which currently leases the Lake Shore Regional Medical Center from the hospital authority, agreed to sell at least 25 of its hospitals or hospital leases to Community Health Associates Inc. in July. Therefore, the lease owner will transition from HMA to CHS in the first part of 2014. The boards attorney, Marlin Feagle, said the sale if it happens would most likely have to be accord-ing to the terms and stipulations of the lease agreement with the new company. According to the board, the hospital is valued at $10 million to $12 million. Christian Service Center at odds with USDAFrom staff reportsChristian Service Center went public in September with details regarding why they decided to reject food commodities United States Department of Agriculture for their food distribution programs. According to CSC staff, an inspector with the USDA told the group they would have to remove religious imag-ery from locations where people came to receive food, as well as barring them from praying with, preaching to, or proselytizing clients. However, representatives from the USDA deny ever telling CSC they had to go that far. Its not a violation as long as its not a requirement to receive the food, said Erin Gillespie, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services press secretary. They would not be in violation of USDA requirements as long as it was not a condition to receive the food. The CSC board of directors voted unanimously to break ties with the USDA and trust God to take care of us, according to CSC Executive Director Kay Daly. Daly said 30 to 40 percent of the CSCs food pantry previously came from the USDA. FILEA public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Jan. 1 3 for the public to give feedback about the potential sale.District, FGC strike a deal on cost of dual enrollmentFrom staff reports Florida Gateway College informed the Columbia County School District in October that it will reimburse 35 percent of tuition costs paid this semester and next semester, despite the colleges statements that it would not compromise further. On Oct. 16, Columbia County School Board received a letter from FGC offering a solution to the dual-enroll-ment battle between the board and the college because of new legislation requiring the district to foot the cost of the program. FGC agreed to give Columbia County, and its four other service areas, a 35 percent reduction in tuition costs, a 25 percent discount on book purchases and a reduction in course costs for classes taught on the high school campus. The issue erupted in September after School Superintendent Terry Huddleston suggested the dis-trict could acquire a better deal on the cost for dual FILETIMCO Aviation Services, based in Greensboro, N.C., was acquired in October by Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited for about $388.8 million. TIMCO sold, but no changes planned for Lake City facilityFrom staff reports The day-to-day operations of Lake Citys TIMCO facility will go unchanged as corporate executives prepare to sell ownership of the company for $388.8 million to Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited in January 2014. Greensboro, N.C.-based TIMCO Aviation Services announced a definitive agreement has been signed for [TIMCO] to be acquired by [HAECO], in an October media release. HAECO is acquiring TIMCO in whole, said TIMCOs vice president of marketing and business developmen t Leonard Kazmerski. One hundred percent of it will be owned by HAECO. That said, the brand and management team and all of the employees will stay in place as they are today. We will become a wholly-owned part of HAECO that will continue to operate within its own structure, the only difference being that HAECO will be making the majo r strategic decisions and investments at the facility . TIMCO said the Lake City facility employed 623 of the companys 2,750 employees throughout the United States as of October, and was the fourth largest employ-er in Columbia County behind PCS Phosphate-White Springs, the VA Medical Center and the School Board. FILEColumbia High School senior Darrah McNair, 17, sign s a farewell message on a sign Tuesday for fellow senio r Czarrah Howard, who died in a two-vehicle accident in Octob er. CHS student dies in crash during homecoming weekFrom staff reports A cloud of pink balloons drifted into a candlelit sky on a Tuesday night in October, their bubblegum-colored reflections rippling across the water of Lake DeSoto. About 200 people gathered at the gazebo near Shands at Lake Shore Regional Medical Center for an 8 p.m. ca ndleREVIEW continued on 9A FILEChristian Service Center officials say they have confide nce the organizations operations will continue to run smooth ly after they refused to sign USDA contracts earlier this year Picture are volunteers Micheline Adamcewicz (from left) Donna Griffin and assistant director Charlie Suydam. Jackson, unfamiliar with the home, remained trapped inside. Investigators said there was no suspicion o f foul play. Jackson had only been with LCPD for about 10 weeks and already solved a case of stolen check forgery before her untimely death in October. Jacksons two daughters, two and four years old, were adopted by Jacksons mother days later. During our interview, her statement to us was This is where I want to be. I want to make a difference in the community, LCPD Police Chief Argatha Gilmore said. I felt her commitment and sincerity. That will always be her legacy with the community and police depart-ment. enrollment. Other districts in the state had agreed to reimburse districts a percentage of the fees, Huddleston said in September. A July 15 letter from Florida Gateway College President Charles Hall informed Huddleston the state requires the college charge $71.98 per credit hour for classes offered to high school students on the FGC campus or online. If the course is offered on the high school campus, the college has reduced the fee to $10/credit hour. Book purchases to the FGC Bookstore were reduced by 25 percent. Huddleston was unhappy with the proposal, listing colleges throughout the state that had provided better deals to their local districts. The board prolonged the agreement between the district and FGC in hopes of gaining a better deal the originally proposed.
9A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER IN REVIEW SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 9ALake City Reporter inspires lake clean-upFrom staff reportsAn article published by the Lake City Reporter helped inspire a concentrated effort between the Lake City Public Works Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to clean-up a litter-ridden Lake Montgomery. George Hudson Jr. had been living on the banks of Lake Montgomery for over 20 years before he contacted the Reporter in November to complain about excessive trash in and around the lake. There was apparently confusion between the citys Public Works Department and FWC over which agency was responsible for maintaining pollution in the lake. Hudson, Lake City, FWC and local volunteers agreed to team up and clean the lake on Dec. 4, in addition to post-ing signage in hopes of deterring future litterbugs. City Public Works director Thomas Henry said he intends to sit down with the Florida Department of Transportation, FWC, and the Suwannee River Management District to discuss a nearby filtration system that he believes isnt working properly and contributing to the trash problem. They need to police the lake or how else are they going to know it needs to be clean, Hudson said. This needs to be done. Not just at my lake, but a lot of lakes.Lake City remembers JFK 50 years laterFrom staff reportsLocal residents relived their memories of the day f ormer President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago. Helena Powers, 97, personally met Kennedy at an inauguration reception. [My husband] Ralph and I did a waltz alongside Jack and Jackie, she said. He was a very good dancer. Her son, Ralph Powers, marched as a Coast Guard reservist in Kennedys funeral procession. What really stood out in my mind was the quietness ... it was extraordinarily quiet, Ralph Powers said. The whole thing was almost surreal considering that my parent s were at his inauguration and here I was at his funeral. Kennedys death left an indelible mark in the minds of millions of Americans. Seeing Jackie Kennedy with blood on her... there are vivid images that will never leave my head, Third Circuit Judge Paul Bryan said. Just talking about it right now brings up a bunch of emotions in me. People speculated how the nation would move forward and what America would have been like if Kennedy had survived that day. It changed America because [President] Johnson... took it upon himself to push through a lot of civil rights legislation and everything else that relates to equal oppor-tunity, said Glenel Bowden, congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville). In the black com-munity, it felt like we had a personal relationship with the family. A lot of folks had a portrait of Martin Luther King and JFK side by side in their homes. REVIEW: October headlines Continued From 8A FILELake City Public Works employees Tony Bell (from left) and Harold Solomon and FWC fisheries biologist Dan Doroshe ff haul off a bin full of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and various other items found in Lake Montgomery. In some areas, the lake is 15 feet deep with murky waters and thick alga e hiding a lot of the garbage. FILEEnjoying the cool part of summer Blythe Harrell (right), 4, and Hunter Christian, 7, enjoy th eir strawberry and root beer slushies, respectively, as they cool off from the heat while attending the 20th annual Blueberry Fes tival in June. YEAR IN PICTURES FILEiPads a fun part of SCOPEFort White Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Carol Ba rnett assists her students in May as they work on a proje ct using iPad 5s. More than 20 iPads and a charging car t were purchased partly with teachers bonuses, which the y donated to help jump-start Project SCOPE (Stopping the Cycle of Po verty through Education). Pictured are Emily Quinones (fr om left), 10; John Miller, 9; Wesley Asmus, 10; Hannah Hodge, 1 0; and Barnett. light vigil in honor of Columbia High School senior Czarrah Howard. Howard died days ear-lier in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of SW Main Boulevard and SW Malone Street. Howard, 17, passed away while being transported to Lake City Medical Center and was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Lake City Police Department. Five other students were injured in the accident. She will be missed, but theres a piece of her in all of our hearts, Cyrena Spagnola, one of Howards best frie nds, told the crowd at the vigil. Its not really that it will get easier. ... We just ask that you pray for her famil y. They need it. Her close friends need it. We just ask for your help. Days after the accident, CHS celebrated their Homec oming Week. The words Columbia Strong dotted T-shirts, twitter feeds and the Homecoming Parade floats a powerful reminder of the schools decision to stand together in the days after the death of one of its own. Peppered throughout the CHS Homecoming Parade, posters and ribbons honored Howard and reminded Lake City to Pray for All 9 involved in the crash. NOVEMBER Potash lays off 350, cites global market conditions From staff reportsPotashCorp White Springs announced plans to close its Suwannee River chemical plant and lay off 350 work-ers by the second half of 2014. PCS cited unfavorable global conditions as the driving force behind its layoffs, which included 695 additional layoffs from its facilities in the United States, Trinidad and Canada, home of Potashs headquarters. This was not something that was done lightly, White Springs Public Affairs Manager Mike Williams said. This does not reflect on the talent, skillset or per-formance of the people affected. Our thoughts, prayers and concerns are with the impacted members of the PotashCorp family. According to a press release, 100 workers immediately laid off as part of the closure continued to receive full-time pay and benefits until Feb. 2, 2014. The PCS White Springs facility has been a cornersto ne of North Central Floridas economy ever since Occid ental Petroleum Corporation CEO Armand Hammer broke ground on the $35 million site in 1964 (which would have been roughly $255 million in 2013 dollars). In efforts to help those affected, PCS and the North Florida Workforce Development Board held a resource fair at the facilitys conference center. Laid-off workers received help and advice regarding their transition process as well as an opportunity to meet with potential new employers. Williams said PCS White Springs wont forget its local North Florida family. Weve always been partners with the community, he said. That will always continue. FILEThe PotashCorp-White Springs facility is seen at night. DECEMBER Monument battle at fever pitchFrom staff reportsCivil War aficionados fiercely contested plans for a new monument in Olustee Battlefield Historic State FILEH.K. Edgerton, from Asheville, N.C., waves a Confed erate flag outside the Columbia County School Board in Decembe r. He was protesting a proposed Union monument. Park that would pay homage to the Union soldiers that fought and died nearly 150 years ago. Michael Farrell, a member of the Sons of Union Vete rans of the Civil War, has been working since 2011 to er ect the monument in the park, proposing it be placed direct ly adjacent to an existing 100-year-old Confederate monume nt erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. However, several groups and individuals opposed the idea of placing a Union monument so close to the existing Confederate counterparts, citing inappropriate aesthetics, relevance and intentions. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection held a meeting Dec. 2, detailing possible locations for the monument. Those against the monument protested it vehemently, including H.K. Edgerton who interrupted the meeting began waving a Confederate flag and leading the aud ience in an unscripted rendition of Dixie. Although the monument has already been OKd by FDEP, Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) proposed a bill that would require legislators to vote on changes made to state parks. However, local Rep. Elizabeth Porter opposed Baxley s bill and his hubris. I think the decision should rest with the people, not with the legislature, Porter said. I just think its a local issue that needs to be served at a loc al level. While the location is still in the area, the Union monument supporters hope to have it funded and con-structed by 2015.NFBA privatization agreement moves forwardFrom staff reportsThe North Florida Broadband Authority finalized a deal allowing Texas-based service provider Affiniti, Inc. to effectively take the wheel of the fledgling govern-ment-funded broadband company. NFBA Board members attributed the lack of success to misinformation and bad publicity. The agreement is a 10-year contract that says Affiniti will handle the day-to-day operating efforts, capital improvements and maintenance of the NFBAs approxi-mately 140-tower communication infrastructure. NFBA board members heard a report from Affiniti CEO Darol Lain in December on the various house-keeping procedures underway as Affiniti prepared to become custodian of the roughly $30 million of federal assets under the NFBA umbrella. Lain said he was interested in using the boards existing community relationships and connections for court-ing clients in the future. Our plan right now is still in the early stages of scouring these markets and getting to know everybody, Lain said after the meeting. Were focusing first on expand-ing anchor institutions the NFBA was connecting to, like schools, hospitals and government entities.
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US Hwy. 90 29 30 31 01 02 REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Sunday, Dec. 29 Sunday's highs/Sunday night's low 70/43 74/49 72/47 68/43 61/43 63/49 74/49 79/56 76/52 77/58 77/59 77/58 81/70 81/70 81/65 77/68 81/70 81/70 Monday Tuesday Cape Canaveral 76/59/pc 72/54/pc Daytona Beach 72/54/pc 68/49/pc Fort Myers 80/60/sh 74/56/pc Ft. Lauderdale 80/66/sh 79/67/sh Gainesville 68/45/cd 64/35/pc Jacksonville 65/46/pc 63/38/pc Key West 79/69/sh 75/68/pc Lake City 68/45/cd 64/35/pc Miami 81/66/sh 79/68/sh Naples 77/63/sh 77/60/sh Ocala 69/47/cd 66/39/pc Orlando 73/57/pc 69/50/pc Panama City 63/44/pc 59/46/pc Pensacola 60/43/sh 57/43/pc Tallahassee 67/39/pc 62/37/pc Tampa 72/56/sh 68/50/pc Valdosta 66/39/pc 62/36/pc W. Palm Beach 80/66/sh 78/66/sh High Saturday Low Saturday 66 82 in 1942 21 in 2010 72 43 53 Saturday 0.01" 5.89" 55.20" 47.10" 2.15" 7:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 7:26 a.m. 5:40 p.m. 4:14 a.m. 3:11 p.m. 5:18 a.m. 4:09 p.m. Jan 1 Jan 7 Jan 15 Jan 24 New First Full Last Quarter Quarter The worst Florida freeze ever occurred on this date in 1894. On that day, the temperature at Orlando sunk to an all-time record low of 18 degrees. Two months later, another cold spell helped to destroy 98% of the Florida citrus trees. A strengthening low pressure system will track from the Southeast into the Mid-Atlantic, bringing heavy rain and a few thunderstorms to those regions. Snow will fall on the back side of this system, from northern New England through the Great Lakes. 84, Immokalee, FL -9, Kremmling, CO Saturday Today Saturday Today Saturday Today Saturday Today Saturday Today Saturday Today Albany NY 71/62/.00 73/53/pc Albuquerque 46/24/.00 42/23/pc Anchorage 21/15/.00 24/19/pc Atlanta 46/36/.02 54/40/r Baltimore 58/28/.00 46/36/r Billings 46/19/.00 29/21/pc Birmingham 46/42/.30 53/35/r Bismarck 33/1/.00 -2/-8/pc Boise 20/15/.00 32/16/fg Boston 48/27/.00 41/33/r Buffalo 41/35/.00 42/17/r Charleston SC 65/34/.00 70/45/ts Charleston WV 53/24/.00 46/29/r Charlotte 55/21/.00 56/38/sh Cheyenne 47/32/.00 30/22/pc Chicago 50/33/.00 31/-2/sn Cincinnati 51/33/.00 45/21/r Cleveland 54/39/.00 42/17/sh Columbia SC 54/32/.00 25/4/pc Dallas 62/36/.00 45/26/cd Daytona Beach 76/65/.17 79/56/ts Denver 38/32/.00 34/20/pc Des Moines 51/30/.00 5/-5/pc Detroit 47/31/.00 40/12/fl El Paso 55/24/.00 53/32/pc Fairbanks -4/-22/.00 -2/-14/cd Greensboro 55/23/.00 46/35/r Hartford 49/22/.00 39/32/r Honolulu 82/73/.00 80/67/sh Houston 60/48/.00 65/40/pc Indianapolis 53/31/.00 40/15/sn Jackson MS 47/42/.71 58/37/pc Jacksonville 64/54/.02 75/47/ts Kansas City 57/33/.00 17/5/pc Las Vegas 59/45/.00 58/38/pc Little Rock 50/33/.00 51/26/cd Los Angeles 73/51/.00 74/52/s Memphis 48/34/.00 51/26/cd Miami 80/72/.37 83/71/ts Minneapolis 46/19/.00 -1/-15/pc Mobile 51/44/2.74 59/40/pc New Orleans 50/46/1.13 61/44/pc New York 53/31/.00 48/37/r Oakland 57/35/.00 60/38/s Oklahoma City 60/32/.00 30/14/pc Omaha 57/28/.00 8/-1/pc Orlando 77/66/.01 79/59/ts Philadelphia 56/28/.00 46/34/r Phoenix 66/46/.00 68/42/s Pittsburgh 50/38/.00 40/22/r Portland ME 37/18/.00 37/27/r Portland OR 44/37/.00 44/34/fg Raleigh 59/25/.00 54/37/r Rapid City 47/28/.00 13/12/pc Reno 46/19/.00 47/23/pc Sacramento 64/30/.00 63/33/s Salt Lake City 28/17/.00 30/14/pc San Antonio 58/46/.00 65/34/fg San Diego 66/54/.00 72/53/s San Francisco 57/39/.00 58/47/s Seattle 48/42/.00 46/38/fg Spokane 28/21/.00 33/25/fg St. Louis 60/37/.00 33/7/pc Tampa 79/65/.00 75/60/ts Tucson 64/39/.00 64/36/pc Washington 57/30/.00 47/37/r Acapulco 87/71/.00 86/71/s Amsterdam 48/39/.00 50/35/r Athens 57/50/.00 59/48/r Auckland 71/57/.00 71/62/pc Beijing 35/21/.00 35/13/s Berlin 50/44/.00 51/41/cd Buenos Aires 89/77/.00 95/80/pc Cairo 68/53/.00 64/50/s Geneva 42/30/.00 50/33/r Havana 84/73/.00 84/68/pc Helsinki 42/41/.00 42/37/r Hong Kong 57/48/.00 59/48/pc Kingston 86/75/.00 87/77/pc La Paz 60/41/.00 57/42/ts Lima 77/66/.00 77/69/pc London 48/37/.00 48/32/s Madrid 51/42/.00 51/30/pc Mexico City 68/46/.00 66/48/pc Montreal 35/21/.00 37/21/sn Moscow 33/28/.00 32/30/cd Nairobi 77/57/.00 78/57/pc Nassau 78/75/.00 80/73/pc New Delhi 64/44/.00 66/39/s Oslo 48/42/.00 50/44/pc Panama 89/77/.00 89/75/pc Paris 53/42/.00 50/39/r Rio 93/75/.00 93/77/pc Rome 57/33/.00 55/44/fg San Juan PR 86/77/.02 85/75/sh Santiago 86/69/.00 86/66/pc Seoul 28/13/.00 28/15/pc Singapore 84/77/.00 86/77/ts St. Thomas VI 85/75/.04 86/76/r Sydney 80/65/.00 78/68/s Tel Aviv 75/60/.00 77/51/s Tokyo 48/35/.00 46/33/s Toronto 37/35/.00 37/33/cd Vienna 46/39/.00 46/35/s Warsaw 50/32/.00 48/39/s H H H H H H H H L L L L 26/20 Bangor 41/33 Boston 47/36 New York 47/37 Washington D.C. 56/38 Charlotte 54/40 Atlanta 30/14 City 43/24 Dallas 65/40 Houston -1/-15 Minneapolis 31/-2 Chicago 51/26 Memphis 46/22 Cincinnati 40/11 Detroit 78/59 Orlando 83/71 Miami Oklahoma -13/-30 Falls International 33/7 Louis St. 8/-1 Omaha 34/20 Denver 42/23 Albuquerque 68/42 Phoenix 29/21 Billings 32/16 Boise 44/34 Portland 46/38 Seattle 61/44 Orleans New 13/12 City Rapid 30/14 City Salt Lake 57/38 Vegas Las 73/52 Angeles Los 58/47 Francisco San 24/19 Anchorage -2/-14 Fairbanks 80/67 Honolulu -20 -15 -10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 83 83 63 69 66 72 72 64 63 40 36 49 53 53 Actual high Actual low Average high Average low WEATHER BY-THE-DAY Moderate 3 40 mins to burn Partly cloudy Light wind Partly cloudy Partly cloudy Chance of rain showers SUN 72 47 MON 67 40 TUE 63 32 WED 67 40 THU 65 40 HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO 2013 10A LAKE CITY REPORTER WEATHER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 29 30 31 01 02 REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Sunday, Dec. 29 Sunday's highs/Sunday night's low 70/43 74/49 72/47 68/43 61/43 63/49 74/49 79/56 76/52 77/58 77/59 77/58 81/70 81/70 81/65 77/68 81/70 81/70 Monday Tuesday Cape Canaveral 76/59/pc 72/54/pc Daytona Beach 72/54/pc 68/49/pc Fort Myers 80/60/sh 74/56/pc Ft. Lauderdale 80/66/sh 79/67/sh Gainesville 68/45/cd 64/35/pc Jacksonville 65/46/pc 63/38/pc Key West 79/69/sh 75/68/pc Lake City 68/45/cd 64/35/pc Miami 81/66/sh 79/68/sh Naples 77/63/sh 77/60/sh Ocala 69/47/cd 66/39/pc Orlando 73/57/pc 69/50/pc Panama City 63/44/pc 59/46/pc Pensacola 60/43/sh 57/43/pc Tallahassee 67/39/pc 62/37/pc Tampa 72/56/sh 68/50/pc Valdosta 66/39/pc 62/36/pc W. Palm Beach 80/66/sh 78/66/sh High Saturday Low Saturday 66 82 in 1942 21 in 2010 72 43 53 Saturday 0.01" 5.89" 55.20" 47.10" 2.15" 7:26 a.m. 5:39 p.m. 7:26 a.m. 5:40 p.m. 4:14 a.m. 3:11 p.m. 5:18 a.m. 4:09 p.m. Jan 1 Jan 7 Jan 15 Jan 24 New First Full Last Quarter Quarter The worst Florida freeze ever occurred on this date in 1894. On that day, the temperature at Orlando sunk to an all-time record low of 18 degrees. Two months later, another cold spell helped to destroy 98% of the Florida citrus trees. A strengthening low pressure system will track from the Southeast into the Mid-Atlantic, bringing heavy rain and a few thunderstorms to those regions. 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By BRANDON FINLEY email@example.com This past year wasnt just a banner year for sports teams in Columbia Countys high schools. Individuals were able to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight during 2013 as well. Perhaps the two big gest honors went to a pair of female athletes at Columbia. Hannah Burns won a state championship for Columbia in swimming, and Kayli Kvistad won the Class 6A Player of the Year in softball after leading the Lady Tigers to the 6A state championship in softball. Burnss championship was in the 200 Individual Medley, and she was runner-up in the 500 Freestyle. Lindsay Lee qualified for state in the 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle and placed third in the former. Skyler Covert was a state qualifier in the 100 Breaststroke. The threesome was joined by Courtney Britt at state in the 200 Medley Relay, and the Lady Tigers placed second. Columbia Highs foot ball team had four play ers named to the all-state team with Laremy Tunsil leading the way. He was also named to the Parade All-American team. Trey Marshall, Ronald Timmons and Deontae Crumitie were on the all-state list. Fort White had two play ers named to the all-state team with Kellen Snider and Michael Mulberry receiving the honor. The wrestling team at Columbia High had a year to remember with three wrestlers advancing to the state tournament. Cole Schreiber, a fourtime state qualifier, was joined by Kaleb Warner and Daniel Devers at the state competition. Schreiber was state runner-up in the 113-pound weight class. Warner placed fifth in his division and Devers won a couple of matches. The Tigers also excelled in the weight room with six lifters working their Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 29, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS Posturepedic CoreSupport Center Reinforced center third design provides additional support right where you need it most. Most Supportive Mattress For All You Do In Bed GRAND PREVIEW Posturepedic CoreSupport Center Wholesale Sleep Distributors FURNITURE SHOWPLACE CATALOG SHOWROOM FOR COMPLETE HOME FURNISHINGS US 90 West (across from Publix) Lake City 386-752-9303 Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Destiny Opti Cool Memory Foam Queen 2-pc Set $ 999 95 Kirkpatrick Queen 2-pc Set Bay Island Memory Foam Queen 2-pc Set $ 1299 95 $ 699 95 ATHLETES continued on 2B Impressive individuals FILE Columbia High swimmers Courtney Britt, Skyler Covert, Hannah Burns and Lindsay Lee placed second at state in the 200 Medley Relay. Burns was state champion in the 200 Individual Medley and runner-up in the 500 Freestyle. Lee placed third at state in the 100 Backstroke and also qualified in the 50 Freestyle. Covert qualified in the 100 Breaststroke. Columbia, Fort White athletes excelled in 13 FILE Fort White Highs Sitia Martinez was a district champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 300-meter hurdles. She advanced to state in the 100 and 300, and placed fourth in hurdles.
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FSN Texas Southern at TCU 5 p.m. FS1 Chicago St. at Creighton 7 p.m. FS1 Georgia Tech at Charlotte NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS Regional coverageFOX Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. CBS Doubleheader gameFOX Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC Philadelphia at Dallas SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Arsenal at Newcastle 10:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Liverpool at Chelsea WINTER SPORTS 1:30 p.m. NBC Olympic trials, ski jumping and Nordic combined, at Park City, Utah 3 p.m. NBC Olympic trials, speed skating, at Kearns, Utah WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FS1 Boston College at Providence 5 p.m. ESPN Cincinnati at UConn Monday COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11:45 a.m. ESPN Armed Forces Bowl, Middle Tenn. vs. Navy, at Fort Worth, Texas 3:15 p.m. ESPN Music City Bowl, Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech, at Nashville, Tenn. 6:45 p.m. ESPN Alamo Bowl, Oregon vs. Texas, at San Antonio 10:15 p.m. ESPN Holiday Bowl, Arizona St. vs. Texas Tech, at San Diego MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia at Tennessee 8 p.m. FSN Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Los Angeles at ChicagoFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAy-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PAy-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West W L T Pct PF PAy-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PAx-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Todays 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 Playoff scenarios AFC EAST NEW ENGLAND Clinched division.Clinches a first-round bye with a win or tie OR: 1) A Cincinnati loss or tie and an Indianapolis loss or tie. Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win and a Denver loss. MIAMI Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a San Diego win.2) A tie, a Baltimore loss and a San Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie and Baltimore and San Diego both tie. AFC NORTH CINCINNATI Clinched division.Clinches a first-round bye with a win and a New England loss. BALTIMORE Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Diego loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a Miami loss or tie2) A tie, a Miami loss and a San Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie, a Miami tie and a San Diego loss. 4) A loss, a San Diego loss and a Pittsburgh loss or tie PITTSBURGH Clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by Miami, Baltimore and San Diego. AFC SOUTH INDIANAPOLIS Clinched division.Clinches a first-round bye with a win, a New England loss and a Cincinnati loss or tie. AFC WEST DENVER Clinched division and first-round bye.Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win or tie OR: 1) A New England loss or tie. KANSAS CITY Clinched playoff spot. SAN DIEGO Clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Miami loss or tie and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: 1) A tie and losses by Miami and Baltimore. NFC EAST PHILADELPHIA Clinches NFC East division with a win or tie. DALLAS Clinches NFC East division with a win. NFC NORTH CHICAGO Clinches NFC North division with a win or tie. GREEN BAY Clinches NFC North division with a win. NFC SOUTH CAROLINA Clinched playoff spot.Clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with a win or tie OR: 1) A New Orleans loss or tie.Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and a San Francisco win. NEW ORLEANS Clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with a win and a Carolina loss. Clinches a playoff spot with a win OR: 1) A tie and an Arizona loss or tie.2) An Arizona loss. NFC WEST SEATTLE Clinched playoff spot.Clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win or tie. SAN FRANCISCO Clinched playoff spot.Clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with a win and a Seattle loss. Clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and a Carolina loss or tie. ARIZONA Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a New Orleans loss or tie OR: 1) A tie and a New Orleans loss. College bowl games New Mexico Bowl Colorado St. 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Beef O Bradys Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami vs. Louisville (n) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State vs. Michigan (n) 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) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. PetersburgEast vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Todays Games Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m.Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m.Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Sacramento at San Antonio, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Mondays Games Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Miami at Denver, 9 p.m.Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m.Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Todays Games No. 10 Wichita State vs. Davidson, 3 p.m. No. 12 Oregon vs. Morgan State, 3 p.m. No. 13 Florida vs. Savannah State, 3 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS ATHLETES: Several made it to state Continued From Page 1Bway to the state champion-ship. Anthony Springhorn, Terry Calloway, Blake Kuykendall, Felix Woods, Drew Clark and Tunsil all shared the honor. Springhorn and Calloway earned team points by plac-ing fourth, respectively, in the 139and 219-pound weight classes For Fort White, three lifters represented the Indians. Kellen Snider, Chris Waites and A.J. Kluess all made it to the state competition. Snider placed fourth in the 219-pound weight class. Lady Tiger lifters Dana Roberts, Kayla Carman and Charlee Watson quali-fied for state. The Columbia 4x100 relay team of Rakeem Battle, Cornelius Montgomery, Zedrick Woods and Trey Marshall claimed a district championship. Fort Whites Sitia Martinez was district champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 300-meter hurdles. Martinez advanced to state in the 300 hurdles, where she placed fourth, and the 100 meters. On the greens, Columbias Dillan Van Vleck won a district title in golf and Gillian Norris was runner-up at district advanced to the state tournament. The good news for both schools is that 2014 could be an even bigger year with many of the standouts returning. It looks like the athlete factory of Columbia County isnt going anywhere. FILEFort White Highs Kellen Snider placed fourth in state wei ghtlifting.FILEGillian Norris represented Columbia High in the state g olf tournament. Norris was district runner-up and led the Lady Tigers to the district champi onship.
Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE CHS SOFTBALL Lady Tigers tryouts Jan. 7 Tryouts for Columbia High softball are 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the CHS field. Participants must have all paperwork completed. For details, call coach Jimmy Williams at 303-1192. ADULT BASKETBALL Open play begins Jan. 7 at RCC Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is sponsoring adult (18 and older) open basketball. Play begins Jan. 7 from 8-10 p.m. at Richardson Community Center. Cost is $2. For details, call Chris Craft at 292-1210. 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 Day-of registration has an increased fee. For details, contact Michelle Richards at email@example.com YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays tryouts The North Florida Rays 11U baseball travel team has tryouts set for 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Southside Sports Complex. 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 ends Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH BASKETBALL Sign-up 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, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at registration. 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. There is a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Q From staff reports COURTESYFirehouse Subs was Womens League fall runner-up in C olumbia County Adult Softball. COURTESYMuddogs was Co-ed League fall runner-up in Columbia County Adult Softball. COURTESYNAPA was Mens League fall runner-up in Columbia Cou nty Adult Softball. Lady Tigers defeat Celtics in PalatkaFrom staff reportsColumbia Highs girls basketball team will enter the new year on a modest winning streak, but it is the first one of the season. The Lady Tigers beat Trinity Catholic High, 51-41, in Saturdays final day of the Jarvis Williams Tournament in Palatka. Columbia got spanked, 52-26, by University Christian School on Thursday, before rebound-ing to a 60-55 win against Forest High on Friday. AuMaria Kelly capped off a strong tournament with a team-high 19 points against Trinity Catholic. Lona Wilson also was in double digits with 11 points. Other scorers in the balanced attack were Jazzlyn Williams, 8, Akiria Richburgh, 5, Nae Bryant, 4, and Lyric Boyd, 4. Columbia jumped out to a 32-16 halftime lead against Forest before the margin was closed to 41-38 late in the third quarter. The Lady Tigers were able to hold on, however, behind 23 points from Kelly that included two 3-pointers. Boyd added 12 points for the Lady Tigers while Wilson scored nine points and Richburgh had seven points. All of Richburghs points came in the second half to help hold off the Wildcats. Kelly also led the way against University Christian with 12 points in the contest. Bryant and Wilson each contributed five points, and Boyd scored four. Our last two games were complete from unself-ishness to aggressiveness on defense, coach Mike Reynolds said. Kelly was a shining star. If there had been an all-tournament team, she would have been on it. Columbia was a late addition to the tournament, and Reynolds said it was a good experience. It is good to play against teams we dont normally see, to see how differ-ent teams are playing, Reynolds said. It definitely beefs up the schedule. Columbia (4-11) next plays at Hamilton County High on Jan. 6.Fort White basketballFort White Highs basketball team was 1-1 in the first two days of the 2013 Hitchcocks Basketball Challenge at Santa Fe High. The Indians opened the tournament on Thursday with a 59-51 win over Foundation Academy. On Friday the Indians lost their first game of the season, 70-61 at the hands of Suwannee High. Fort White played Lake Weir High in a late game on Saturday. The Indians will return to Alachua on Monday for a final tournament game at noon or 4:30 p.m. Notre Dame, UNC win bowl gamesAssociated PressNEW YORK The plan for Rutgers seemed to be playing out well. Keep Notre Dame out of the end zone, stay close heading into the fourth quarter and make a few plays to steal a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Scarlet Knights never did make those few plays. Rutgers managed only 237 yards of offense and allowed far too many long drives to the Fighting Irish, who pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 29-16 victory Saturday. Rutgers (6-7) heads to the Big Ten next year, leav-ing the American Athletic Conference behind for tougher competition. The Scarlet Knights will enter their new league coming off their first losing season since 2010 and just the sec-ond in the last nine years. Senior Chas Dodd, who became the starter late in the season because of Gary Novas struggles, fin-ished with 156 yards pass-ing against Notre Dame, including a touchdown to star receiver Brandon Coleman. Tommy Rees passed for 319 yards in his final col-lege game and Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish (9-4) finished their follow-up sea-son to last years run to the national championship game a long way from the BCS against a two-touch-down underdog trying to avoid a losing record.UNC 39, Cincinnati 17CHARLOTTE, N.C. T.J. Logan returned a kick-off 78 yards for a touch-down, and Ryan Switzer scored on an 86-yard punt return to help North Carolina beat Cincinnati 39-17 on Saturday for its first Belk Bowl victory in four attempts. Marquise Williams threw for 171 yards and a touch-down for the Tar Heels (7-6) in their first bowl vic-tory since 2010. Romar Morris scored on two short touchdown runs and Jack Tabb caught a touchdown pass as the Tar Heels wo six of their final seven games under second-year coach Larry Fedora. Cincinnati (9-4) was looking to become the bowls first back-to-back champi-on since Virginia did it 10 years ago, but last years MVP Brandon Kay was lim-ited to 181 yards passing and no touchdowns.
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LIFE Sunday, December 29, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFEP opular hostess gifts during the holidays are colorful, blooming plants. Some of the more popular plants for the season are Christmas cac-tus, poinsettia, amaryllis, kalanchoe and cyclamen. You may have purchased a festive plant for your own home as an indoor decora-tion, but did you know that your investment could pro-vide months, or even years, of cheery color? Modern poinsettia plants are not your mothers poinsettias any more. Her plants would barely make it past New Years Day before the naughty leaves and flowers began falling. Due to intensive breeding programs, there are many new cultivars available with stunning colors and shapes. Within the last decade, poinsettias have learned to keep their leaves and flowers on for several months. Most of your holiday plants will give you enjoyment well after the holidays if you give them a little care. Place plants in bright, indirect light, such as near a sunny window. If your room is too dark, they will do well under incandescent or fluorescent lamps. Keep the room tem-perature around 70 degrees during the day and 60 degrees at night. The soil should be slightly moist to the touch, and never over-watered or soggy. The Christmas cactus and poinsettia are both short day plants. These plants begin to set flower buds as the days get shorter and the nights get GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Holiday plants that keep on givingSTATEPOINTImagine living without heat, power or communi-cation during the coldest days of the year. During a winter weather emer-gency, not only can these conditions be unpleasant, but dangerous too. Making a plan, winterizing your home and stock-ing up on supplies are all essential steps to prepare for winter emergencies. However, Columbia County emergency man-agement director Shayne Morgan believes winter emergency tips can and should carry over for the rest of the year. I dont really like to classify one emergency over another, he said Its important to have a plan in place for your family and have an emergency kit that will work for any type of emergency. Use this crucial staysafe checklist now to help your household prepare for blistering conditions all winter long:Make a Plan Storm heading your way? Follow the news closely so you can make last minute preparations before the weather turns dangerous. As part of this process, create an emer-gency plan and review it with your family. The plan should also address specific scenarios, such as what to do if someone is separated from the group and is unable to call for help. Make time to sit down and talk with family mem-bers about an emergency plan, Morgan said. Its important to set a location where the entire fam-ily can meet if theres an evacuation. The location can be a neighbors house down the road or a nearby convenience store. If possible, establish an out-of-state contact family members can call in case of an emergency, Morgan said. If not out-of-state, then at least have a con-tact out-of-county. Morgan said it is important to have someone who will not be affected by the emergency that can give messages to worried friends or family members. Stay Powered Up In the event that the power goes out, you will need a reliable alternative power source to charge essential communica-tions equipment like your phone and computer, as well as heat sources, such as space heaters. A durable and compact USB solar charger thats compatible with smart-phones, tablets and even laptops, can be a lifesaver. Winterize Ensuring that your home is protected from the elements can turn a bad situation into a life-saving scenario. Install storm windows and apply weather-stripping to help insulate your home. In the event the heat goes out, youll be trapping warm air in and keeping cold air out. And remember -you can never have too many blankets and warm clothes.Pack an Emergency Kit When extreme weather hits, its important to have essential supplies within an arms reach. Be sure that you have a well-stocked, up-to-date first aid kit and an extra supply of all family members prescription medications. Emergency kits are good because if you have to leave your house in a hurry, youll have all the important items, Morgan said. Its important to have your emergency kit in place year-round not just for winter and not just for hurricane season. Your kit should also include several gallons of clean water, as well as enough non-perish-able food to last three days, including formula for young children. Pick items that dont require cooking or preparation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rec-ommends replacing these stores every six months. Lastly, make sure you have a battery-operated radio and plenty of batter-ies on hand. The key to getting through any emergency is having a really good plan in place, Morgan said. A couple times a year, take time to talk about your plan and see if it still works for the fam-ily. Have a plan in place before something hap-pens. Hopefully, that will prevent things from being any worse if something should happen. Unless you enjoy treacherous roads, pan-icked crowds and long lines, dont wait until that big storm comes your way to start preparing. For a safe and happy winter season, follow these steps to ensure your family is ready for any winter weather emergency that comes your way. BEWARE: Winter weather is on its way Here are tips to help you prepare. COURTESYHundreds around the nation were without power during the holiday season. These tips can help prepare you for winter weather that is coming our w ay. &"&%"$#)&!"$!%% "$&!" &""'$"#$&"!%&%% #*"'$" %&$(&"#$%$(&!&'$'&*" &"!"'!&*!$%&"$)&&%"$$%!! %&&%$&$)$))"$!('$$ &"!+"$&%&r!nr$#$&"#$"$ &&%$&'$! "$&!$%&"&%!&'$%&&!%)$"))!%'$) !&!"!"&%&*$%!&)"$"$! "$(%"&%"$#" nrnrnrn rrnrn r rrrrn "&%"$#"#$&%)&" & !&&" %&*&!($"! !&"'$" '!&%!%'%&!"!" $")& Q Lake City Reporter staff writer Amanda Williamson contributed to this report. PLANTS continued on 2D By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated PressMIAMI BEACH Conventional wisdom has it that many restaurants never make it to their first birthday, never mind their 100th. So its a little shocking just how many have done not only that, but have thrived well beyond 100 years. Fascination with what sets these culinary centenarians apart is what prompted Rick Browne to dig into American restaurant history, col-lecting the stories of some of the nations oldest eateries. These places are American culinary history, says Browne, who made it a mis-sion to identify restaurants including taverns, grills, barbecue joints that are at least 100 years old. And his recent book, A Century of Restaurants: Stories and Recipes from 100 of Americas Most Historic and Successful Restaurants, includes the nations oldest (White Horse Tavern in Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1673), the youngest (the Pleasant Point Inn in Lovell, Maine, opened in 1911), and many in between. These old restaurants are serving really good meals, made from scratch, plus theyre preserving our culture, he says. And we cant lose that. Tallying restaurant centenarians is a tricky business. Browne counted any busi-ness that serves food such as taverns and came up with more than 250. In 2010, the National Restaurant Association and the Nations Restaurant News focused on eating establishments (rather than bars and taverns that serve food) and came up with 140. Further complicating Brownes search, several of the restaurants he found have changed their names over the years. Some have even changed locations after fires, earthquakes or hurricanes damaged the original structures. But thats just part of the history that makes these businesses so fascinating. Whatever the exact count, the numbers are surprising in part because the res-taurant industry has a notoriously short survival rate. More than a quarter of new restaurants close within the first year, and that jumps to nearly two-thirds by the end of three years, according to research by the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration. And most of that is due to typical industry pressures. Centenarian restaurants have buffeted not only that, but also The Great Depression and multiple recessions and wars. These older establishments have track record and history and heritage, said Grant Ross, general manager at The Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, Penn. This building has been here for 270 years and HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY Book profiled restaurants that are centenarians. RESTAURANTS continued on 3D
longer. Both species can be kept alive and healthy so they will bloom again next year, but the poin-settia is a little more difficult. For more information on caring for poinsettias as potted or outdoor plants, read the University of Florida publication at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep349 Christmas cacti are much easier to grow at home, and they may give you up to 20 years of enjoyment. The Christmas cactus is not a true cactus and is not quite as drought toler-ant as its name implies. Water when the soil feels dry to touch. The time between watering will depend on temperature, humidity, light, and growth rate. By fall, water to prevent wilting, and keep the soil moist when the blooming begins. When it has fin-ished blooming, remove the faded blossoms and withhold water for six weeks. Fertilize every month or two from April to September with a weak soluble fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer. Propagation is done by taking short Y-shaped cuttings of the stem tips. Place the cuttings in a light, moist potting mixture. Starting your own Christmas cacti can be rewarding, especially when you give them to others for good cheer. Read all about propagat-ing new plants athttp://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/foliage/folnotes/holiday.htm 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 20132DLIFE Wedding Lindsey Rebecca Hale and Mark Richard Boyd were married October 10, 2013 in Waimanalo Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Lindsey is the daughter of Billy and Terran Hale of Lake City, and the grand-daughter of Pat and the late Jerry Carswell and W.C. and Kathryn M. Hale. Mark is the son of Bernadette Boyd of Palm Coast. Lindsey is a 1998 graduate of Columbia High School. She gradu-ated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2001. She went on to complete her graduate education at the University of Florida where she obtained a Masters in Nursing and Nurse Midwifery in 2005. She is now employed by FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology in Jacksonville, Fl where she works as a Midwife/Nurse Practitioner. Mark is 1994 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. He went on to join the US Navy where he remained on active duty until 2008. He gradu-ated from the University of North Florida in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Mark has remained active with the US Navy Reserves since 2008 and is currently employed by Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville as a Registered Nurse. After honeymooning in Maui, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Jacksonville. Hale and Boyd wed in HawaiiCOURTESY Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. PLANTSContinued From 1D Americans hopeful for a better yearWhat the public thought of 2013:Good year or good riddance? On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour. All told, 32 percent say 2013 was a better year for them than 2012, while 20 percent say it was worse and 46 percent say the two years were really about the same. Young people were more apt to see improvement: 40 percent of people under age 30 called 2013 a better year than 2012, compared with 25 percent of people age 65 or older. The public splits evenly on how the year turned out for the country, 25 percent saying it was better than 2012, 25 percent saying it was worse. As with most questions about the state of affairs in the U.S. these days, theres a sharp partisan divide. Democrats are more apt to say the U.S. turned out better in 2013 than 2012 (37 percent) than are Republicans (17 percent). Thinking about the world at large, 30 percent say 2013 was worse than 2012, while just 20 percent say it was better. But the outlook for the new year is positive: 49 percent think their own fortunes will improve in 2014, 14 percent are anticipat-ing the new year to be a down-grade from the old. Thirty-four percent say they dont expect much to change.Wheres the party?Most Americans 54 percent say theyll be ringing in the new year at home, while 1 in 5 are heading to a friends or family members house. Only 8 percent say theyll go to a bar, restaurant or other organized event. Younger Americans are least apt to spend the holiday at home: 39 percent of those under age 30 will celebrate at home, 33 percent at someone elses home, 13 percent at a bar or other venue. Regardless of their own time zone, nearly 6 in 10 say theyll watch at least some of the cel-ebration from New York Citys Times Square.Countdown companionsWherever theyre spending the holiday, most Americans prefer the company of family. Asked with whom they want to be when the clock strikes mid-night, 83 percent name a family member. On a holiday often sealed with a kiss, nearly 4 in 10 say they most want to be next to their spouse, and 13 percent cite a significant other or romantic interest as a preferred companion. Parents like to be with their children, more than the children like to be with their parents. Less conventional choices: 2 percent cite their pets, 3 percent God, Jesus or their religious congregation, and less than 1 percent said they wanted to ring it in with their co-workers. Of course, some opt out altogether: 18 percent say theyre not planning to celebrate on New Years Eve, and 9 percent say theres no one with whom theyd like to party, preferring instead their pillow, TiVo or their own thoughts.What mattered in newsThe implementation of the health care law topped the list of the most important news stories of 2013, with 26 percent citing it. In an Associated Press survey of news directors and editors, 45 of 144 journalists surveyed called the health care rollout their top story. In the AP-Times Square poll, the death of Nelson Mandela occurred as the poll was under-way. It rose quickly, with 8 percent naming it as the most important news of the year, matching the share citing the federal governments budget difficulties or shutdown. The budget fight, which led to a partial shutdown of the federal government in October, was rated extremely or very important by 60 percent of Americans, and prompted rare bipartisan agreement. About two-thirds in each major party, 65 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats, rated it highly important. A majority said the Boston Marathon bombings were extremely or very important, and 47 percent considered the national debate over gun laws that important.Pop culture: Mostly forgettable momentsMiley Cyruss MTV Video Music Awards performance. The launch of Lean In. Apologies from Paula Deen and Lance Armstrong. Walter Whites exit and the entrance of the Netflix series House of Cards. What do they all have in common? More Americans say these pop culture moments were more forgettable than memorable. Just one pop culture moment was deemed more memorable than forgettable: The birth of Prince George to Britains Prince William and his wife, Kate. Among men, 64 percent called the debate on work-life balance sparked by the book Lean In and other writings for-gettable. About half of women agreed. About 1 in 5 younger Americans said the launch of original programming through streaming services like Netflix or Hulu was a memorable moment, about doubling the share among those age 50 and up. Residents of the West were more likely than others to consider memorable the San Francisco Batkid (31 percent) or the final season of the series Breaking Bad (19 percent). The AP-Times Square New Years Eve Poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications from Dec. 5-9 and involved online interviews with 1,367 adults. The survey has a mar-gin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. The poll is a cooperative effort between AP and the organizers of the Times Square New Years Eve Celebration, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. The Alliance is a non-profit group that seeks to promote Times Square, and Countdown Entertainment represents the owners of One Times Square and the New Years Eve Ball Drop. The survey was conducted using KnowledgePanel, a prob-ability-based Internet panel designed to be representa-tive of the U.S. population. Respondents to the survey were first selected randomly, using phone or mail survey methods, and were later inter-viewed online. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didnt otherwise have access to the Internet were provided with the ability to access the Internet at no cost to them.Large number of Americans see 2013 as anything but a banner year and arent reluctant to wave goodbye on New Years Eve, a new AP-Times Square poll says, reflecting anxiety stretching from the corridors of power in Washington to corporate board-rooms, statehouses, and city and town halls. Although the poll shows that people generally are looking forward to the new year with optimism and no blatant sense of foreboding, it also unmasks pent-up worries about international crises and instability, and concerns at home about the standard of living, health care and schools. By JENNIFER AGIESTA | Associated PressBy the numbers: On a personal note32 percent say 2013 was a better year for themselves than 2012 20 percent say 2013 was a worse year for themselves than 2012 46 percent say the two years were about the sameAge matters40 percent of people under age 30 thought 2013 was better than 2012 25 percent of people over the age of 65 thought 2013 was better than 2012On a national level25 percent say 2013 was a better year for the nation than 2012 25 percent say 2013 was a worse year for the nation than 2012 Associated PressCOCOA BEACH More than 210 surfers dressed as Santa Claus, elves and snowmen were surfing the Christmas Eve waves off central Floridas Atlantic coast. Florida Today reports that when Cocoa Beach Mayor Dave Netterstrom took in the view from the sand Tuesday, he declared the fourth-annual gather-ing the largest surfing Santa event on the planet. Organizer George Trosset says he may move the holiday event to downtown Cocoa Beach next year to accommodate growing crowds. He start-ed the tradition in 2009 with a few family mem-bers after seeing a televi-sion commercial featuring people surfing in Santa Claus attire. More friends joined them the following year, and in 2012, nearly 160 surfers participated. Trosset says the event has gone from being a little family party to being a community event. Surfers dress as Santa at beach
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 3D3DLIFE people have been coming here to dine, stay and to drink for 270 years. And just because there is a recession that is not a reason to stop. Why do so many succeed? One often-repeated theme is family. A majority of the centenarian restaurants have been in one family for decades. Like Joes Stone Crab in Miami Beach, which was not featured in Brownes book but has been family-owned from the start when it opened as a mom-and-pop fish house. Today, its a must-stop spot where wearing a bib over fine-dining attire is the norm. Has the fact that its family-owned been a ben-efit to them? Yes, because people are nostalgic, says Bonnie Riggs, a restaurant analyst with consumer research firm NPD Group. Why do they succeed when the industry right now is not doing well? Because this place is unique. We know its pricey, but we are will-ing to pay for it because we know they will deliver on what we expect. And its an experience. Joe Weis opened a small lunch counter on Miami Beach in 1913 and years later under a different name and in a different building after a hurricane damaged the original location introduced the tasty crustaceans to his menu. At 75 cents a plate, they were a huge hit and have been ever since. On a busy night, Joes serves up nearly 1,000 pounds of stone crabs to some 1,700 customers willing to pay market price for a plate. Joes is a fourth-generation family-owned res-taurant that treats its cus-tomers like family. And vice versa. Our customers will tell us when things arent right and when things are right, said Stephan Sawitz, the restaurants chief operations officer and the great-grandson of Weis. Browne traveled nearly 50,000 miles over a year and a half to compile his list, eating 163 entrees along the way. A few of the 250 restaurants he found have since closed down, he admits. If we lose them, we would have lost a lot. All youre going to see is fast food places, yellow arch-es and red roofs. His advice for the next 100 restaurants over 100? Dont radically change the menu. In a lot of cases, people order a dish that they had one time or another, Browne said, adding that diners return to spots they went to as a child. Its comfort food that comes with memories. RESTAURANTSContinued From 1DBy SARAH WOLFEAssociated PressLooking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings. Living pictures cuttings of assorted succulents woven togeth-er in everything from picture frames to pallet boxes have caught on among garden design-ers and landscapers this spring as an easy, modern way to add color and texture to an outdoor space. Living pictures composed of succulents have a gorgeous sculp-tural quality that work surprisingly well in a number of different aes-thetics contemporary, bohemi-an, Southwestern and more, says Irene Edwards, executive editor of Lonny home design magazine. Theyre great for urban dwellers with limited space. Living pictures are also nearly maintenance-free (i.e. hard to kill). So even beginners or those with the blackest of thumbs can look like the master gardener of the neighborhood. Heres how you can create your own living succulent picture:Pick your styleThere are a few ways you can go. For a larger living picture, you can use a wooden pallet, framing out the back like a shadow box. Large, do-it-yourself living wall panels are also for sale online through garden shops like San Franciscos Flora Grubb Gardens and DIG Gardens based in Santa Cruz, Calif. But going big right away can be daunting, and bigger also means heavier, so many newbies like California gardening blogger Sarah Cornwall stick with smaller picture or poster frames. Go vintage with an antique frame or finish, or build your own out of local barn wood. Chunky, streamlined frames like the ones Cornwall bought from Ikea give a more modern feel. Youll also need a shadow box cut to fit the back of the frame, and wire mesh or chicken wire to fit over the front if youre going to make your own. First, nail or screw the shadow box to the back of the frame. A depth of 2 to 3 inches is ideal. Set the wire mesh inside the frame and secure it with a staple gun, then nail a plywood backing to the back of the shadow box.Take cuttingsAlmost any succulent can be used for living pictures, though its usually best to stick with varieties that stay small, like echeverias and sempervivums, says DIG Gardens co-owner Cara Meyers. Its fun to usevarieties of aeoniums and sedums for their fun colors and textures, but they may need a little more maintenance, as they may start to grow out of the picture more, she says. Cut off small buds of the succulents for cuttings, leaving a stem of at least 1/4-inch long. No succulents to snip? You can always buy some at a nursery or trade with other gardeners in your neighborhood. They grow so easily, dont feel embarrassed knocking on a door to ask for a few cuttings, Cornwall says. Make sure any old bottom leaves are removed, then leave the cuttings on a tray in a cool, shaded area for a few days to form a scab on the ends before planting.Add soilSet the frame mesh-side up on a table and fill with soil, using your hands to push it through the wire mesh openings. Be sure to use cactus soil, which is coarser than potting soil for bet-ter drainage. Some vertical gardeners place a layer of sphagnum moss under and over the soil to hold moisture in when watering.Fill in with plantsNow comes the fun and creative part. Lay out the succulent cuttings in the design you want on a flat sur-face, and poke them into the wire mesh holes in your frame. You can start either in one corner or by placing the focal point cut-tings in first and filling in around them. Waves or rivers of color are popular living-picture designs, although Cape Cod-based landscap-er Jason Lambton has gone bolder with spirals of green and purple. We painted the pallet different color stripes to go with the color theme of the back of the house, says Lambton, host of HGTVs Going Yard. It looked like a cool piece of living, reclaimed art. Using just one type of succulent is also a simple yet elegant option, says Kirk Aoyagi, co-found-er and vice president of FormLA Landscaping. Collages with some draping and some upright plants can cre-ate a more dramatic look and feel, he says.Care and maintenance tipsKeep the living picture flat and out of direct sunlight for one to two weeks to allow roots to form along the stems, then begin watering. If you hang it up right away or it rains a lot, that dirt will just pour right out. ... I made that mistake once, Lambton says. Mount your living art once the succulents are securely rooted, which can take four to eight weeks depending on climate. After that, water every seven to 10 days by removing from the wall and laying it flat. Be sure to let the water drain before hanging your living pic-ture back up, to avoid rotting. Walls come alive with living pictures Photos by FORMLA /Associated PressA living succulent picture created by FormLA Landscapin g is shown. The piece of living art was designed for the courtyard of the 2012 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Living pictures, cuttings of assorted succulents woven toge ther in everything from picture frames to pallet boxes, are hot among garden designers and landscapers this spring as an easy, modern way to add color and texture to an outdoor space. Worlds hottest pepper is grown in South CarolinaBy JEFFREY COLLINSAssociated PressFORT MILL Ed Currie holds one of his world-record Carolina Reaper peppers by the stem, which looks like the tail of a scorpion. On the other end is the bumpy, oily, fire-engine red fruit with a punch of heat nearly as potent as most pep-per sprays used by police. Its hot enough to leave even the most seasoned spicy food aficionado crimson-faced, flushed with sweat, trying not to lose his lunch. Last month, The Guinness Book of World Records decided Curries peppers were the hottest on Earth, ending a more than four-year drive to prove no one grows a more scorching chili. The heat of Curries peppers was certified by students at Winthrop University who test food as part of their undergraduate classes. But whether Curries peppers are truly the worlds hottest is a question that one scientist said can never be known. The heat of a pepper depends not just on the plants genetics, but also where it is grown, said Paul Bosland, direc-tor of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University. And the heat of a pepper is more about being macho than seasoning. You have to think of chili heat like salt. A little bit improves the flavor, but a lot ruins it, Bosland said. Some ask Currie if the record should be given to the single hottest pepper tested instead of the mean taken over a whole batch. After all, Usain Bolt isnt considered the worlds fast-est man because of his aver-age time over several races. But Currie shakes off those questions. Whats the sense in calling something a record if it cant be replicated? People want to be able to say they ate the worlds hottest pep-per, Currie said. The record is for the hottest batch of Curries pep-pers that was tested, code name HP22B for Higher Power, Pot No. 22, Plant B. Currie said he has pep-pers from other pots and other plants that have com-parable heat. The science of hot peppers centers around chem-ical compounds called cap-saicinoids. The higher con-centration the hotter the pepper, said Cliff Calloway, the Winthrop University professor whose students tested Curries peppers. The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a regular jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale. Curries world record batch of Carolina Reapers comes in at 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with an indi-vidual pepper measured at 2.2 million. Pepper spray weighs in at about 2 million Scoville Units. Pharmacist Wilbur Scoville devised the scale 100 years ago, taking a solution of sugar and water to dilute an extract made from the pepper. A scien-tist would then taste the solution and dilute it again and against until the heat was no longer detected. So the rating depended on a scientists tongue, a tech-nique that Calloway is glad is no longer necessary. I havent tried Eds peppers. I am afraid to, Calloway said. I bite into a jalapeno thats too hot for me. Now, scientists separate the capsaicinoids from the rest of the peppers and use liquid chromatography to detect the exact amount of the compounds. A formula then converts the readings into Scovilles old scale. The world record is nice, but its just part of Curries grand plan. Hes been inter-ested in peppers all his life, the hotter the better. Ever since he got the taste of a sweet hot pepper from the Caribbean a decade ago, he has been determined to breed the hottest pepper he can. He is also deter-mined to build his com-pany, PuckerButt Pepper Company, into something that will let the 50-year-old entrepreneur retire before his young kids grow up. Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 GeGees Studio 758-2088 Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Legroom cut to add first classBy SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airlines WriterNEW YORK JetBlue Airways will cut one inch of legroom from its coach seats on transcontinental flights to make room for a new first-class cabin that will feature lie-flat beds. The New York-based airline unveiled plans earlier this year for its first premium service on flights between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its part of a larger effort by the carrier to attract business travelers, who pay more for last-minute flights. The new seats will debut on Airbus A321 planes in the second quarter of 2014.
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DEAR ABBY: For 17 years I have been using the same hairstylist, Marietta, because she does great cuts and color. Shes married to my cous-in Gil, but not for long. Theyre divorcing. Gils mother suggested I should find a different styl-ist, but when I did, I had horrible results. I returned to Marietta and it took her several appointments to correct my color. Some family members are now furious with me for getting my hair done by someone who is soon to be a relatives ex. I look at it as a business. I like what Marietta does for me. We never discuss the divorce. Family is now demanding an apology, and I dont think I owe one. I havent been close to any of these people in years. Must I say Im sorry to distant family and discontinue Mariettas services? Or should I say nothing and continue my professional relationship with her? My roots are beginning to show again, so please answer quickly. SNIPPED DEAR SNIPPED: Tell Gils mother to stay out of your hair. You tried leaving Marietta; it was a disaster and you plan on using her until the day you curl up and dye. DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of three grown children. I have a good marriage, a successful career and a close rela-tionship with my two younger children. My problem involves my oldest daughter. She has been emotionally unstable and verbally abu-sive to me since her 20s. I have reached my limit of patience with her. We had a terrible fight three weeks ago, and she hasnt spoken to me since. Abby, these have been the most peaceful weeks I have had in a long time. Am I a terrible mother? Is there such a thing as separating from a child? I am tired of always being the peacemaker with no effort on her part. What do you suggest? PEACEMAKER DEAR PEACEMAKER: Refusing to be abused by an adult child does not make you a terrible par-ent. I dont know what caused the fight between you and your daughter. If you caused it, then you owe it to both of you to offer an apology. If she caused it, then put your white flag away and enjoy the respite because sooner or later shell be back. (Probably when she needs something.) Only she can fix whats wrong with her, but you can reduce your level of stress if you keep your distance. DEAR ABBY: I was involved in a fatal car acci-dent in 2012. Two of my best friends died. There is a void in my heart. They were 15 and 18. I feel so much pain over the loss of my friends, and it is never going to end or hurt less. Their families hate me, which is to be expected. I am in prison and feel so depressed. Time here seems to barely move. How do I deal with this pain and my sentence? IN JAIL AND HURTING DEAR HURTING: If possible, use your time in prison to complete your education. If there are classes, take them. If there is a library, use it. You can make the walls around you disappear if you lose yourself in the pages of a book. Try it, and you will see that Im right. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Major upset will develop if you make changes without permission or you confront someone regarding a situation that is out of control. Avoid unpredictable people and do your best not to get involved in a dispute. Keep things sim-ple and moderate. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Venture out and youll discover what your community has to offer. Getting involved in neighborhood projects will lead to new friendships and possibilities. Expand your options by sharing your knowl-edge and experience, but dont take over someone elses terri-tory. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Self-deception regarding your position, ability or future is apparent. Be pre-pared to make changes based on past experience. If you dont have a contract or writ-ten consent, you are best to be wary of the situation you are in, personally or profes-sionally. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): An unexpected turn of events at home or work will leave you wondering whats next. Trust in your ability and unique way of doing things and you will find your way through any changes that take place. Aim to stabilize your life. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Problems with authority fig-ures are apparent if you dont abide by the rules. Aim to please and have fun, but know your limitations and stick to whats considered the norm. There will be a fine balance between whats acceptable and whats not. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Step into the spotlight and share what you have to offer. Getting together with friends or family will help you spread some cheer and encourage-ment for whats to come in the new year. Update your image and look your best. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get outdoors, to the gym or involved in a physi-cal activity. Keeping busy will help you avoid a situa-tion with someone at home or nearby who is difficult to deal with. Protect your assets, your health and your emotional well-being. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be an observer, not a participant, if you are around a situation that has the poten-tial to spin out of control. Your vision and insight will help you judge wisely and make decisions that are in your best interests. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do what you can to help others. The gift of joy and encouragement will get both you and your recipi-ent in a good mood with plenty to look forward to in the future. Make last-minute financial changes before its too late. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Go over whats transpired this past year and formulate your strategy for the days ahead. Youll be in a good position to question and prompt others to offer worth-while opinions and unique options that you may not have considered. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Focus on your money, your direction and what you can do to up the ante in the new year. A change in position will also bring in greater self-assur-ance and liquid cash. Collect any money or possessions owed to you. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Spend time with loved ones and make personal and domestic improvements that will help you move into the upcoming year with less stress and greater control over your future. Money, health and legal matters can be dealt with effectively. +++++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD GOOD ONE! By ELIZABETH C. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013 6DLIFEBy TRACIE CONEAssociated Pressore than a century ago John Muir argued that Congress should include a wildlife corridor with stunning vis-tas of the Merced River in the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. He lost to tim-ber interests. Now with the old-growth Ponderosa pine and cedar long gone, a California non-profit has made good on the famed environmentalists vision. Pacific Forest Trust has agreed with a group of private landowners to sell the 1,600-acre parcel to the National Park Service. The addition of land on the western boundary near El Portal would be the 761,000-acre parks first expansion in more than 70 years. It has a magnificent view of the Wild and Scenic Merced River, and its also a migra-tion corridor for deer, said Laurie Wayburn, president of the forest trust group. This was always meant to be a part of the park. The federal government would use money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which collects fees from offshore oil drilling fees to acquire sensitive land and easements. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Jim Costa introduced bills this year to modify the boundary of the park that hosts 4 million visitors a year. Yosemites popularity is also its greatest challenge, Feinstein said in a news release. Besides logging, the land that would be included in the expansion has had pressure from development. It sur-rounds the Yosemite West subdivision that would not be included in the sale. Park officials declined to comment on the expansion proposal, citing regulations that keep them from com-menting on pending legisla-tion. But the California State Senate approved a resolution urging the expansion. It also has support from the Board of Supervisors in Mariposa County, where the land is remotely located and delivering services such as police and fire protection is expen-sive. The Pacific Forest Trust bought 900 acres eight years ago from the second owners after the Yosemite Timber Co., which cut its last trees from the property roughly 140 years ago. The family wanted the land protected. The owners of the rest of the property are a consortium of doctors who purchased it as an investment years ago but are willing to sell now. The trust worked for eight years to thin heavy stands of white fir that are susceptible to fire and to restore mead-ows whose water they sucked dry. Wayburn said the trust will donate one-third of the value of the land, which will be established through a fair market appraisal. We always intended it to go into the park, she said. Yosemite is a national trea-sure and the pride of the state. YOSEMITE expanding Landowners sell 1,600-acre parcel to parkCOURTESY PHOTOSTourists take photos of Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park in California. Beautiful scenery ranging from waterfalls to mo untain views is easily accessible to visitors at Yosemite, which is o ne of the countrys most-visited national parks. ABOVE: Banner Peak in the Ansel Adams Wilderness in Yosemite National Park in California is shown. Yosemite is one of the most visited parks in the national park sys tem, but a hiking trip to the backcountry can offer access to uncrowded, pri stine areas. M Passengers board the free shuttle bus at Yosemite National Park at Sentinel Bridge, with Yosemite Falls in the background. Yosemites popularity is also its greatest challenge. Sen. Dianne Feinstein