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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Language: English
Creator: Lake City reporter
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Publication Date: January 7, 2009
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Vol. 134, No. 307 50 cei

Crime ring crackdown

JEFF M. HARDISONILake City Reporter
The outside of the Goody's
Family Clothing store in the
Lake City Mall is seen Tuesday
afternoon. The company
announced that all of the
chain's stores will be closing.


to close

all stores

Mall plans to act
diligently to fill
the anchor store.
jhardison@lakecityreporter. corn
The Goody's Family
Clothing store at the Lake
City Mall will soon have going
out of business sales, accord-
ing to Bob Carbonell, chief
credit ofTwer for. ,F-rn".m;d
Sands, which is a credit rating
This is just one store in what
is a nationwide shutdown of
the clothing retail outlet.
GOODY'S continued on 6A





Wallace Kitchings
named as Hunter's
new undersheriff.
Nine hours before he was
officially' sworn-in as the
Columbia County Sheriff,
Mark Hunter was making per-
sonnel changes to solidify the
department's foundation.
Hunter met with the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office rank and file at 9 a.m.
Tuesday at the sheriff's opera-
tion center where he delivered
SHERIFF continued on 3A

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Lake City Police Department officer Paul Kash escorts Donna Marlene King after she was arrested at the
local Wal-Mart store Sunday, Dec. 28. King's arrest was part of a crime ring that law enforcement agencies'
infiltrated that led to the arrest of nine people and the recovery of more than $100,000 in merchandise.

9 arrested in multi-state bust

The arrest of a pair
Georgia shoplift-
ers clued local
authorities and the,
Georgia Bureau of
Investigations in on a multi-state
shoplifting ring, leading to the
arrest of nine people and the
.recovery of more than $100,000
in stolen merchandise. Additional
arrests are expected.

A Georgia couple was
arrested Sunday, Dec. 28 after
they were caught with more than
$7,000 worth of stolen DVDs,
CDs and other electronic mer-
chandise from Wal-Mart: Mark
Anthony Hudson, 37, Newton,
Ga., and Donna Marlene King,
36, Valdosta, Ga., were charged
with grand theft.
"Officer Paul Kash was just
very professional and did a
really in-depth job and they
admitted to being part of

a (theft) ring based out of
Georgia," said Lake City Police
Department public information
officer Lt. Joe Moody. "That's
what they did they traveled
all over the southeast and stole
He said their other crimes
included doctor shopping and
-making false identifications.
Hudson and King have been
released on bond.
CRIME RING continued on 6A

Lake City Police
Department Sgt.
Shawn Raggins (left)
has Mark Anthony
Hudson detained after
he was apprehended
Sunday, Dec. 28 for
allegedly shoplifting at
the Wal-Mart store on
U.S. Highway 90..
The arrest was part
S of multi-state crime
7 ring crackdown.

JEFF M. HARDISON/Lake City Reporter
Nick Harwell, chairman of,the
sesquicentennial marketing
subcommittee, points to a
banner on Marion Avenue as he
shows part of how the city
is supporting the yearlong
celebration of Lake City's
150th anniversary.


event well


Cake and choir
issues still have
to be ironed out.
With slightly more
than a week to go, the
Sesquicentennial Executive
Committee learned Tuesday
that there is some fine tuning
required for the noon event
on Jan. 15.
The first kickoff event for
the 150th anniversary of the
city is slated to be in Olustee
Park in downtown Lake City.
It is free and open to the pub-
lic. Everyone is invited.
Ministerial Subcommittee
Chairwoman Audre'
Washington invites everyone
to come downtown for lunch
on Jan. 15, she said, espe-
cially because the noon event
includes the start of the "150
Days of Praise" aspect of the
yearlong celebration of the
city's 150th anniversary.
On each day, one Psalm will
be listed as the Psalm of the
day through June 14, which is
150 days after Jan. 15. There
are 150 Psalms in the Bible.
The Executive Committee
learned its plans for cake
and a choir are not on stable
Winn-Dixie reportedly had
promised to provide cake for
the noon event on Jan. 15, but
as of Tuesday morning there
was no confirmation.
Event Coordination Chair
Jackie Kite was given authori-
ty by the Executive Committee
KICKOFF continued on 5A

Mayor gives adventurer key to city

Standing with their bicycles
Monday evening are (from
left) Gonzalo Garcia, Ryan
Bowen and Josh Atteberry.
:' Bowen is the. man who
started the' ride from Los
Angeles to Washington, D.C.
The men were with Bowen in
Lake City as they prepared'
to continue on to Gainesville
and Jacksonville, where they
rode on Tuesday.

JEFF M. HARDISON/Lake City Reporter

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Cyclist credits love
for his success on
cross-country ride.
Lake City Mayor Stephen
Witt gave a 22-year-old
American adventurer the
key to the city Monday
evening during the regular
City Council meeting.
Ryan Bowen spent the

See a video clip of Ryan Bowen as he
discusses his trip from Los Angeles to
Washington D.C. at:
*AvW a1 tr.IytEDdrte rrom
night in Lake City on his
way from Los Angeles to
Washington, D.C.
Lake City, the "Gateway
to Florida," gave its key to
a traveler who is passing
through the state on his
way to the nation's capitol
as he expresses hope for
the future, which he sees

as a result of the presiden-
tial election in November.
Bowen gave a press
conference Monday and
he answered other ques-
tions Tuesday, before
biking to Gainesville and
"I couldn't have done it
without love," Bowen said.
"Somehow that four-letter
word doesn't get in the
conversation enough."
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"I do not believe that sheer
suffering teaches. If suffering alone
taught, all the world would be
wise.To suffering must be added
mourning, understanding, patience,
love, openness and the willingness
to remain vulnerable."

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CHS fine tunes 'Just Another High School Play' SHERIFF: Hunter makes
internal changes

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Holding a skull in the
palm of his hand that had
once belonged to Yorick,
the king's jester, Hamlet
- portrayed by Columbia
High School student Tyler
Lents, 14 recited an
ode to his old friend, just
seconds before fellow stu-
dents broke into the elec-
tric slide dance.
No, Shakespeare wasn't
a fan of the electric slide
as it didn't exist during his.
time, but the high school's
upcoming play sched-
tiled for Thursday and
Friday nights finds a
way to encompass both,
and then some.

* Doors open Thursday
and Friday at 6 p.m.
Refreshments and light
food will be served.The
show starts at 7 p.m.
* For ticket information,
call 755-8080.
"Just Another -High
School Play" is hardly that
- the play focuses on a
high school drama class'
that been assigned to per-
form in a play, but not one
of the students makes it to
rehearsal. When opening
night arrives, they impro-
vise a new play that con-
tains a basic introduction
to theater, as well as ele-
ments from notable .plays
such as "Romeo and Juliet,"
"Hamlet," and "A Christmas
Carol" that they may have
read about.
Drama teacher Wendy
Cousino said students
have come along way since
they began preparing for
the production in October,
even rewriting one of the
later scenes to better fit
their personalities.
"It's been an amazing
process," she said during
Tuesday afternoon's dress
rehearsal. She noted that

Columbia High students Justin Solomon (from left), 16, McKenzie Strickland, 15, and
Sean Noava, 15, portray the Ghost of Christmas Past, Tiny Tim and Ebenezer Scrooge
respectively, while acting out a scene from 'A Christmas Carol.'

Columbia High student Tyler Lents,. 14, recites his lines
as he portrays Hamlet in 'Just Another High School Play'
on Tuesday afternoon. The play, which includes classic
plays like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The
Scarlet Letter.'

she' has seen growth of
self-esteem, and teamwork
among students, and has
seen a number of normally
timid students come out of
their shells for the perfor-
"The kids have created
this family environment
with each other," Cousino

More than 150 students
from the culinary arts, lead-
ership, journalism, sound
engineering, business and
drama classes have come
together to work on the
production. Students have
been working on the pro-
duction since October, and

many feel that they are
ready for opening night.
"It's been difficult,"
said Lamesha Smith, 17.
'"There's way more to it
than just learning your
lines you have to be able
to get into character."
"But we're more com-
fortable now," said Justin
Solomon, 16. 'We're not
learning the script, every-
one know their lines and
we're more confident on
Doors open at 6 p.m. on
Thursday and Friday with
refreshments and light food,
and the play is set to begin
around 7 p.m. If the show
sells out for Friday night's
performance, there is the
possibility a Saturday eve-
ning show will be added.
Tickets are available
in advance or at the door.
The price is $10 for gen-
eral admission, $5 for stu-
dents and senior citizens
and children under the age
of 10 are admitted free of
charge. To purchase tick-
ets in advance, call Cousino
at 755-8080.


Continued From Page 1A
a State of the Sheriff's Office
address and announced the
personnel changes, includ-
ing a new undersheriff.
Effective Tuesday morn-
Maj. Wallace Kitchings
will be the undersheriff;
Capt. Jeff Coleman will
oversee the patrol division;
Capt. David Wingate
will oversee the detective
bureau and multi-jurisdic-
tional task force;
Capt. Bennie Coleman
will serve as the Columbia
County Jail administrator;
Kelly Crews will remain
as comptroller; and
Beverly Jackson will
remain as the human
resources director
Hunter served as the
Columbia County under-
sheriff for approximately 10
months while Bill Gootee
was the sheriff and he also
worked under two other
sheriff's before Gootee.
Hunter's commission as
sheriff's officially began at
midnight Tuesday and he
noted there had been previ-
ous meetings with the staff
to make sure there were
smooth transitions with the
personnel changes.
"I was really pleased
with the first day," Hunter
said. "We brought the
staff together, we made
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STARTs Monday, January 12, 2009
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in within the budget con-
straints. Everyone felt good
about the changes and
we're going to move for-
ward now and try to make a
difference with the sheriff's
Although there were res-
ignations, retirements and
re-assignments, Hunter
said he believes the chang-
es will be beneficial to the
sheriff's office.
. "We did have some re-
assignments, but we put
everybody where we felt we
were going to get the best
returns," he said. "What
I'm looking at is we need
to have longevity in this
office. I want to be a long
term sheriff for Columbia
County and the only way to
do that is to have consistent
operation at the sheriff's
office. We've got to have
some people in there that
are going to go to work and
stay with the sheriff's office.
We'll see in four years, but
I think we're going to see
a marked difference in the
sheriff's office."
Maj. Jim Wells' retire-
ment was one of the retire-
ments specifically men-
tioned by Hunter.
"He retired and went out
on a good note," Hunter
said. "He was a long time
veteran anri did a great job
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Good road

J vigilance

is critical
he installation of a
'new traffic light at
T h ti the intersection of Av
n Branford Highway
and Callahan Road
signals many things.
Hopefully it signals a
reduction in the number
of accidents at this heavily
traveled junction with an
average traffic pattern of 8,200
vehicles per day, that's the
reason the light is now being
For parents with young
school-age children, this new
signal could also herald a safer
and more efficient traffic flow
for the elementary school this
1 intersection services.
But in the short term, the
potential exists for this traffic
light to cause more problems
-than solutions. Motorists
lulled into the familiarity of the
existing flashing yield signal
Smay initially be -unprepared for firing
a new light here. there
To help drivers acclimate, attack
the Florida Department of it will
Transportation has wisely Israel
decided that once work is and a
complete the signal will income
continue flashing yellow for a wit
week before changing to a allowed
stop-yield-go pattern. happe
For the next few weeks, Mo
enhanced road vigilance at press
this juncture will be critical for make
motorists on both roadways. stop t
-Increased awareness will comm
not only,smooth congested release
.- Branford Highway access, it from
'will aid FDOTs prominent peace
mission in implementing the But
signal: to prevent wrecks and anyth
bodily harm. knowE
is imp
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SI N H I STORY wars-
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7, the Hama
seventh day of 2009. There are 358 in pla
days left in the year. door t
In 1942, the Japanese siege of preve
Bataan began during World War II1. is not
In 1959, the United States recog- slandi
nized the new government of Cuba, parlia
six days after Fidel Castro led the eloqu
overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. desire
In 1972, Lewis F. Powell Jr. and In 2
William H. Rehnquist were sworn in a real
as the 99th and 100th members of said:'
the U.S. Supreme Court. a grie
In 1979, Vietnamese forces of Ga
captured the Cambodian capital evE
of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the those
Khmer Rouge government. conse

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amas doesn't really want pea

thought experiment:
Imagine that Hamas
announces it will
immediately cease
and desist from
missiles into Israel, that
will be no more such
.s in the future, and that
release Gilad Shalit, the
soldier kidnapped two
half years ago and held
nmunicado ever since
h not even the Red Cross
ed to see him. What would
n then?
derate Israelis would
ure their government to
a reciprocal gesture: to
he air attacks on Hamas'
nand and control centers,
se Palestinian terrorists
Israeli jails and get serious
talks under way.
t anyone who knows
ing about Hamas also
s that such a scenario
plausible. Hamas was
ed to fight and win holy
- not to seek peace and
Kumbaya" with infidels.
is wants a Palestinian state
ce of Israel not next
to Israel. And for Hamas,
noting Palestinian carnage
a priority. That's not a
er; it's a fact. As Hamas
mentarian Fathi Hamad .
ently phrased it: "We
e death as you desire life."
2005, Israelis undertook
-life experiment: They
'The Palestinians have
vance: our occupation
za and the West Bank
en though we administer
territories as the
;quence of a war launched
nihilate us. But if our
nece provokes violence,
ee what results from our
ice." That summer, Israel
d every soldier and settler
d Gaza. Every house of
lip and cemetery was
red. But greenhouses
left behind.
estinians might have
ended by using those

Cliff May

In Hamas' view, a
Muslim may do his
duty and wage
war for Israel's
destruction. Or a
Muslim may shirk
his duty.There is
no third option.
greenhouses to grow flowers
for export They might have
built factories, schools,
: hospitals and hotels along their
Mediterranean beaches. Had
that been their choice, moderate
Israelis surely would have made
further concessions for
example, uprooting Israelis
from the West Bank as well, and
offering to negotiate a division
of Jerusalem.
Instead, of course,
Palestinians smashed the
greenhouses and put Hamas in
charge. Since then, Hamas has
done nothing to spark economic
development. Nevertheless, it
has bemoaned the increasing
destitution of unoccupied Gaza
now blaming it on Israel's
"siege" and demanding aid,
not least from Israel, which has
given it, even as the rockets
have fallen.
We should understand
by now that when Hamas
officials vow to fight Israel's
"occupation," they are referring
to any and all territory on
which Israelis now exercise
self-determination. Osama
Hamdan, Hamas' representative
in Lebanon, said: "Our goal
is to liberate all of Palestine,

from the (Jordan) rive
(Mediterranean) sea."
Hamas official Mahmc
has said: '"We do not r
the Israeli enemy, nor
to be our neighbor, no
nor his ownership of a
This is not merely'a
negotiating posture, o
there can be compron
diplomats arrange me
is, rather, a religious c
Article 11 of the Ham;
Charters states unami
that "the land of Pales
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Receive a release from
Lake Superior State
^ L University and my
dictionary gets a bit lighter.
O For 34 years, LSSU has
published its annual "List
of Words to Be Banished
from the Queen's English
ice for Mis-use, Over-use and
General Uselessness."
Based on hundreds of public
*r to.the submissions, each year the list
Similarly, leaves its carbon footprint on
oud Zahar New Year's Day.
recognize I don't always agree with the
his right entire catalogue, but I do agree
)r to stay, that, as the college's online site
ny inch of suggests, the English language
is in need of a bailout every
once in awhile.
n which This year is no different
nise once I just hope that as readers
etings. It from Main Street to Wall Street
conviction review and gossip about the
as 2009 list, our nation's almost-
biguously First Dude, a real maverick,
tine is feels the <3 put into assembling
wentn) the roster and doesn't have a-
Moslem monkey fit when he sees the
,ment Day. reference to himself.
would not This year's list, with
any part of comments'from those who
a up." offered the submissions, as
luslim published by LSSU at www.
wage war
n. Or a Green. This word, in
; duty. addition to ','going green,"
on. r, received the most nominations.
experiment "This 'green' needs to be
someday nipped in the bud," Valerie
wipes Gilson, Gales Ferry, Conn.
)uld Carbon footprint. "It is
global now considered fashionable
ged by for everyone ... to pay money
would the to questionable companies
- Hamas' to offset their'own 'carbon
-Qaida, the footprint.' What a scam! Get
iba and rid of it immediately!" Ginger
rgized and Hunt, Londqn England.
vanquished Maverick. On this word,
at is the and its friend, mavericky, "a
sweet- minimum five-year banishment
ng to battle of both words is suggested
,ursuit so they will not be available
y they during the next federal
election," said Matthew
1 can Mattila, Green Bay, Mich.
w to First Dude. "Skateboard
f the English is not an appropriate
appear to way to refer to the spouse of
tion. As my a high-ranking official," Paul
an Michael Ruschmann, Canton, Mich.
nothing is Bailout. "Unfortunately,
messianic ordinary workers can't qualify,"
t." Tony McLeansville, N.C.
)sident of Wall Street/Main Street.
Defense "It's simply over-used. No
:y institute 'serious' discussion of the
crisis can take place without
some political figure lamenting
the fact that the trouble on
Wall Street is affecting 'folks'
on Main Street," Charles
fHarrison, Aiken, S.C.
Monkey. "Especially on
the Internet, many people
seem to think they can make
Sany boring name sound more
attractive just by adding the
word 'monkey' to it," Rogier
Landman, Somerville, Mass.
<3. On the Internet, this
symbol stands for the word
-* love and resembles a heart.
"Just say the word," Andrea
Estrada, Chicago.
Staycation. "Let's send
this word on a slow boat to
nowhere," Dan Muldoon,
Omaha, Neb.
Winner of five
nominations. "It has only
been nominated," John
Bohenek, Abilene, Texas.
Banished words. As I've
written, I can agree with most
of this list. Yet I have an issue-
with this last banished phrase.
After all, just before I sat
down to write this column I
was on a desperate search for
new material.
Tom Mayer is editor of the
Lake City Reporter.



There's a new sheriff in town
The Third Judicial Circuit Chief Judge E. Vernon Douglas swears in Mark Hunter Tuesday night as the Columbia County
Sheriff at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium. Surrouning Hunter are family and friends.

KICKOFF: First of yearlong events set for Jan. 15
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Continued From Page 1A
to contact Publix and spend up to
$400 on cake for the event on Jan.
15, if Winn-Dixie did not confirm by
The Community Choir may not be
at the noon event either, Washington
said, because many of its members
work during the week. There will
be music, nonetheless, if all goes as
currently scheduled, including her
singing of the national anthem.
Lake City's. Sesquicentennial flag
is set for raising by a color guard
from Columbia High School's Army
Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps,
which will first raise Old Glory.
Cake cutting is the dessert at the
end of what promises to be a rela-
tively short program..
While the noon event has some
tweaking, the evening banquet being
held in conjunction with the annual
Lake City-Columbia County Chamber

of Commerce Banquet on Jan. 15
at Lake City Community College
appears ready to go.
Catered by Tucker's Fine Dining,
the banquet had 413 tickets sold as
of Tuesday morning, Kite said. This
results in a $2,192.81 deficit, mostly
as a result of complimentary tickets
that were given, she reported.
There is a waitingylist for tickets
being kept at the Chamber office.
The committee unanimously voted
Tuesday to save $220 from a printing
cost at Hunter Printing. The souvenir
"Kick-Off Program" will be printed
in-house, the committee determined,
unless the Chamber wants to pay
that bill.
Other: than Kite1. the executive
committee members present at the
Tuesday meeting were Vice Chair
Dewey Weaver, Faye Bowling-Weaver
and Paulette Lord. Committee Chair

Stephen Witt and member Scott
Reynolds were absent.

Items on sale

Nick Harwell, chair of the market-
ing subcommittee, said souvenir ses-
quicentennial keychains, visors, tee-
shirts, coffee cups and other items
are available for sale at Golf Etc., 4284
W. U.S. Highway 90 (Turner Road
and U.S. 90); Sassy's, 174 N. Marion
.Ave.; A Company of Angels, 277 N.
Marion Ave. and at the Lake City-
Columbia County Historic Museum,
105 S. Hernando St.
Beyond the marketable items, the
city has stepped up to promoting the
year of celebrating the city's 150th
anniversary. Banners with the logo
designed by local artist Duffy Soto
now line both sides of Marion Avenue

BICYCLIST: Will conlude ride in Washington D.C.

Continued From Page 1A
Love has been shown to takes office.
the bike rider so far as he It is not only love, but faith
crossed the country during that helped him ride across
his 50-day trek to the White the nation on the "Highway
House, he said. He plans of Hope," he said.
to watch President-elect "I was raised Christian,"
Barack Obama. take the he said. "I am a practitio-
oath of office on Jan. 20, ner of the Christian faith.
although he did not have a God's definitely been look-
ticket as of Tuesday. ing out for me. I look to the
Bowen calls his venture Supreme Being for trust."
"Biking for Obama." Some The charity of, strangers
people ridiculed the tag has given Bowen a place to
line,l he said. He knows sleep on several nights dur-
the campaign is done. But ing the many weeks leading
S calling if "riding a bike to up through Monday' night.
inspire hope and collect Bowen rides on the
a a national dialogue on a "Highway of Hope," he
trip to the inauguration," said. Faith, hope and love
seemed too long, he said. are among the forces driv-
"I don't want people to ing his bike pedals.
think, 'Oh, how wonder- Obama's "message
ful. A boy and his bike,'" of hope and. progress"
Bowen said. "I'm all about inspired Bowen, he said,
being real." "to take, on this monumen-
Bowen said when he tal task of biking across the
was in student govern- country to further inspire
ment in college, he helped the entire nation to be the
people understand issues change they have desper-
and become involved. The ately sought after forever."
grassroots effort leading to During his Monday
Obama's victory, he said, is press conference, Bowen
what is needed for the com- said Florida has been the
ing years in America. nicest looking part of his
Among Bowen's goals bike trip. He was very
on his mission are to have impressed by seeing signs
more bicyclists join him, he that said "Share the road."
said, and to ride a bike with Bike trails are another
President Obama after he asset this state has, which
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inig California as he headed
east. ,
He was not a marathon
biker before this journey,
he said.
"I want to challenge and
inspire people to do more
than what they thought
they could ever do," Bowen
As for his visit to City
Council and the subse-
quent presentation of the
key to the city, Bowen said
Lake City has been very
gracious to him. It is the
only key to the city he has
received since starting.
On Tuesday, Bowen was
off to Gainesville and then
Joining him for the
whole, or parts of the
ride from Los Angeles as
they arrived in Lake City,
were Albert Vazquez, 22,
Gonzalo Garcia, 22 and
Eleni Polakoff, 22, all of
Los Angeles, and Josh
Atteberry, 26, of Dallas.
Bowen, Vazquez and

Polakoff are all 2008 gradu-
ates of Occidental College
in Los Angeles, they said.
Obama is an alumni of
Occidental, according to
Vazquez is film-
ing Bowen's adventure
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The following information
was provided by local law
enforcement agencies. The
following people have been
arrested but not convicted.
All people are presumed
innocent until proven guilty.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
Arthur Lee Baker,
66, 748 SE Monroe St.,
aggravated assault and
Roy Eddie Byrden, 46,
198 NW Our Glen, driving
with license suspended
or revoked, possession
of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and introduction of
contraband into a detention
Arlie Albert Waldron,
no age given, 301 SW Villa
.Court, warrant: Violation of
probation on original charges
of possession of a controlled
substance, felony driving
while license suspended or
revoked, felony battery and
child abuse (intentional act).
Ronald Aaron Geiger,
30, 1659 NW Oakland St.,
aggravated battery with a
vehicle, criminal mischief,
culpable negligence, resisting
arrest without violence
and warrant: Violation of
probation on original charge
of driving while license
suspended or revoked
and contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
Veronica Lynn Moyer,
19, 232 SW Clayton
Lane, Fort White, fleeing
/attempting to elude law
enforcement, tampering
with physical evidence
and possession of drug
Jennifer Ann Zwart,
23, 441 SW Tara Court,
Fort White, grand theft
(accessory), loitering and
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Derrick William Baxter,
18, 6773 256th St., Live
Oak, burglary.of a dwelling
while armed and third-degree
grand theft.
Monday, Dec. 29
Columbia County'
Sheriff's Office
Pierre Levon Dixon, 25,
1415 SW 42 St., Apt. 1-E
Gainesville, warrant: Violation
of probation on original
charges of possession of
cocaine and grand theft.
James Walter Steichen,
27,120 NW Hogel Pl.,
warrant: Violation of
probation on original charge
of possession of a controlled
Earl Alexander Mcfatten,
45,.6017 SW County Road
242, failure to appear for
charges of driving with
license suspended/revoked
Dennis Earl Fleming
Jr., 26, 245 S. Amelia Ave.,
Deland, aggravated battery,
resisting arrest without
violence and warrant:
Violation of probation on
original charges of two
counts of possession of drug
Mashayla Laray Bing,
22, 264 NW Jefferson
St., warrant: Violation of
probation on original charge
of felony battery (great bodily
Michael L. Caldwell,.
29, 290 NE Voss Rd.,
possession of cocaine and
tampering with evidence.
Tammy M. Dennehy,
34, 954 SW Newark Dr., Fort
White, warrant: Violation of
probation on original charge
of possession of controlled
substance and driving while
license suspended/revoked.
Anthony Lee Lampp,
37, 741 SW Shiloh St., Fort
White, warrant: Obscene
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A shopping cart full of CDs and DVDs was seized when a Georgia couple was arrested for
allegedly shoplifting the merchandise from the Wal-Mart on U.S. Highway 90. Their arrest led
to an investigation that led to a total of nine arrests and the eventual recovery of more than
$100,000 in merchandise.

CRIME RING: More arrests expected

Continued From Page 1A
As a result of Hudson and
King's arrests, a joint inves-
tigation involving the Lake
City Police Department,
Columbia County Multi-
Jurisdictional Task Force,
the Drug Enforcement
Administration and
the- Georgia Bureau of
Investigation was launched.
The investigation, which
is continuing, yielded
the arrest of seven other
people in Georgia and
four additional arrest war-
rants have been issued
in Georgia. Charges
include narcotics, theft
and possession of fire-
arms by convicted felons.

Additionally, federal indict-
ments are anticipated in
South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama and Florida.
Officials in Georgia said
there is a ring leader who
has yet to'be identified,
however, they are attempt-
ing to issue an arrest war-
rant for prime suspects.
The crime ring oper-
ated under the ring leader,
who had 10 teams of two
people, who committed the
thefts, by mainly targeting
Wal-Mart and other elec-
tronic equipment stores in
Alabama, Florida, Georgia
and South Carolina.
As part of the investiga-

tion, authorities discovered
and searched warehous-
es in Georgia and seized
approximately $20,000
in cash. Six vehicles and
more than $100,000 in
stolen merchandise was
recovered. Authorities also
recovered four stolen guns,
including two that were
stolen from Department of
Motor Carrier Compliance
officials in Ocala.
"Sgt. Shawn Raggins,
Ofc. Paul Kash and
Cpl. John Spahalski and'
Bob Mills with Wal-Mart
security did a fabulous
job," Moody said of the

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GOODY'S: Company closing all stores

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Carbonell said on Tuesday afternoon
that he was given that information from
numerous sources and he was listening
during a conference call with an attorney
for the creditors' committee related to the
The retail store is one of the three anchors
at the Lake City Mall, with the other two
being JC Penney and Belk. This Goody's
store has 30,000 square feet.
Janice. Dorminey, operations and market-
ing manager for the Lake City Mall said the
store's going out of business "will be a big
The mall's leasing department will be
searching diligently for a replacement anchor
shire aller Goody's is gone, she said.. .
"This was the only Goody's left in Florida."
Dorminey said. "Thait speaks well for the'
Lake City market."

One shopper from Perry expressed her
dismay after learning about the planned
"They closed the one in Tallahassee
earlier," Charlotte Ellison said. "I'm from
Ellisori said one reason she came to Lake
City on Tuesday was to shop at Goody's.
"I'm going there right now," she said as
she started walking from Belk's toward
Goody's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
protection in June, in an attempt to con-
tinue operations by restructuring.
David Peek, the chief financial officer
for Goody's, was out of the Knoxville
corporate office on Tuesday. Lake City
Goody's Manager Howard Wright did not
provide any comment Tuesday about the
planned closing.
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Jessie Mae Douberley,
Mrs. Jessie Mae Douberley,
90, of Lake City, passed away
on Sunday, January 4, 2009
at Memorial
Hospital in r.
Jacksonville. ,'. *
She was a native. i
of Live Oak, FL,
making her home
there until 1947,
when she moved
to Lake City. After the death of her
beloved husband, Hollis in 1990
she then moved to St. Augustine
and then to Jacksonville in 1996.
She loved cooking, canning and
spending time with her children,
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. She was a member
of Southside Baptist Church and
was preceded in death by her
parents George Shelfer and Mae
Whiddon. She was the beloved
mother of daughters, Martha
Douberley Stallings (Parks) and
Tena Douberley Kattau, all of
Jacksonville.. She was also the
loving Granny to granddaughters,
Kimberley S. Sirdevan (Terry),
Orange Park and Amy S. Gandy
(Ben), Fuquay-Varina, NC and
the Great-Granny to Katherine
Gandy and Parker Sirdevan.
Graveside services will be held

Thursday, January 8, 2009
at 2:00 P.M. @ Forest Lawn
Memorial Gardens Cemetery
with Reverend James Roberts
officiating. Visitation will be held
at the funeral home from 1:00
P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Arrangements
are under the direction of
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Section B

Tryouts planned
for Monday
'Columbia High softball
tryouts for varsity and
junior varsity will be
3:30 p.m., Monday, at the
CHS Softball Complex.
The team is seeking
former players to be
guest captains at home
games and participate in
an alumni game.
For details, call coach
Jimmy Williams at
set for Tigers
Columbia High
baseball conditioning is
under way at 3:30 p.m.
daily at Tiger Stadium.
For details, call coach
andy Bennett at
Tryouts set
for travel team
Tryouts for an
11-under baseball
tournament/travel team
are 2 p.m., Saturday, at
the Southside Sports
For details, call Kevin
Stalter at 754-3667.
Clark offers
baseball camp
The Tom Clark
Baseball Camp for ages
10-18 at the Columbia
High baseball complex
is Saturday (9 a.m. to
1 p.m.) and Sunday
(noon to 4 p.m). Cost is
$100. New York Mets
scout Max Semler and
Clark will coordinate
instruction. Players
should bring bat, glove,
cleats, tennis shoes and
water bottle.
Applications are at
Brian's Sports on U.S.
Highway 90 West
For details, call Clark
at 344-0365 or 961-8208,
or e-mail tonmclark23@
From staff reports

Columbia High boys
soccer at Gainesville
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Columbia High girls
basketball vs. Santa Fe
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6)
Columbia High
wrestling vs. Ridgeview
High, 5:30 p.m.
Fort White High girls
basketball vs. P.K. Yonge
School, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Fort White High
girls soccer-at Hamilton
County High, 7 p.m.
Fort White High
boys soccer at Newberry
High, 7 p.m. (JV-5)
Fort White High
boys basketball vs. P.K.
Yonge, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6)
Columbia High
boys basketball vs. East
Gadsden High, 7:30 p.m.
Columbia High
wrestling at Clay High
tournament, TBA
Columbia High
Is weightlifting
Gainesville High,
0 p.m.
Fort White High
cer vs. Hawthorne
h, 7 p.m. (girls-5)
Columbia High girls
.er at Leesburg High,

p.m. (JV-5:30)
'olumbia High boys
-r vs. Leesburg
7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30)


Lady Tigers dunk
Hamilton County
58-32 on Tuesday.
Columbia High's girls
basketball team ran its
win streak to five games
with a 58-32 home win over
Hamilton County High on
CHS continued on 4B




Lady Indians

tie Williston

Columbia High's Heather Rountree (5) passes around Oak
Hall School defenders on Dec. 17.


for Nc

FortWhite hoops
falls to Williston
by one point.
From staff reports
The Fort White High
girls soccer team played,
Williston on Tuesday to a
2-2 tie.
The Lady Indians
fell behind 1-0 early, but
Amanda Weddle put one
through the goal with 28
minutes remaining in the



. 1

first half to tie things up.
It would remain tied until
Meghan Binge assisted
Rebecca Onorati for the go-
ahead score.
The Lady Indians gave
a goal away with ten min-
utes remaining though, and
ended the game tied with
the district foe.
'We beat them 2-0 the
first time, but coming back
from Christmas break we
played like our feet were
PREP continued on 4B


Florida's running back Brandon James (25) breaks through Hawaii defense to stroll into the end zone on Aug. 30.
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TV sports

7 p.m.
ESPN Davidson at Duke
ESPN2 Louisville at South Florida
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Gonzaga atTennessee
9 p.m.
ESPN Miami at Denver


NFL playoffs

Wild Card
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
Divisional Playoffs
Baltimore at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, I p.m.
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 4:45 p.m.
Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 18
Arizona-Carolina winner vs.
Philadelphia-N.Y. Giants winner (FOX),
3 p.m.
Baltimore-Tennessee winner vs. San
Diego-Pittsburgh winner (CBS), 6:30 p.m.
Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. I
At Tampa
AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (NBC)
Pro Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 8
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)

Defensive player voting

NEW-YORK Voting for the 2008
NFL Defensive Player of-theYear selected
by The Associated Press in balloting by a
nationwide panel of the media:
James Harrison, Pittsburgh 22
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas 13
Ed Reed, Baltimore 8
Albert Haynesworth,Tenn. 5
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh 2

Bowl games

EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State 40, Fresno State. 35
St. Petersburg Bowl
' ,,South' Florida 41,.Memphis 14
Las Vegas Bowl
Arizon' 31, BYU.21 '
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi 30,Troy 27, OT
Poinsettia Bowl
TCU 17, Boise State 16
Hawaii Bowl
Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21
Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic 24, Central
Michigan 21
Meineke Bowl
West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30
Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State 42,Wisconsin 13
Emerald Bowl
California 24, Miami 17
Independence Bowl
LouisianaTech 17, Northern Illinois 10 Bowl
Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23
Alamo Bowl
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23, OT
Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
Holiday Bowl
Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 3 I
Texas Bowl
Rice 38,Western Michigan 14
Armed Forces Bowl'
Houston 34,Air Force 28
Sun Bowl
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Insight Bowl
Kansas 42,.Minnesota 21
Chick-fil-A Bowl
LSU 38, Georgla.Tech 3
Outback Bowl
Iowa 3 South Carolina 10
Capital One Bowl
Georgia 24, Michigan State 12
Gator Bowl
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
Rose Bowl
Southern Cal 38, Penn State 24
Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7
Cotton Bowl
Mississippi 47,Texas Tecd 34
SLiberty Bowl
Kentucky 25, East Carolinal9 19
Sugar Bowl
Utah 3 1, vs.Alabama 17
International Bowl
Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20
Fiesta Bowl
Texas 24, Ohio State 21
Tulsa Ball State (n)
BCS National Championship
At Miami
Payout $17 million
Florida (12-1) vs. Oklahoma
(12-1), 8 p.m. (FOX)


NBA schedule

Monday's Games
San Antonio 91, Miami 84
New Jersey 98, Sacramento 90
Milwaukee 107,Toronto 97
Utah 119, Golden State 114
Denver 135, Indiana I 15
Tuesday's Games
Washington at Orlando (n)
Houston at Philadelphia (n)
Boston at Charlotte (n)

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

APTop 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Jan. 4, total points based on 25
points for a first-place vote through one
point for a 25th-place vote and previous

I. Pitisburgh (70) 14-0
2. Duke 12-1
3. No. Carolina (2) 13-1
4.Wake Forest 13-0
S. Connecticut 12-1
6. Oklahoma 13-1
7.Texas 11-2
8. Michigan St. 11-2
9. Georgetown 10-2
10. UCLA 12-2
I I.Syracuse 14-1
12. Clemson 14-0
13. Notre Dame' 10-3
14.Purdue 11-3
I5.Tennessee 9-3
16.Xavier 11-2
17. Boston College 13-2,
18. Marquette 13-2
18.Villanova 12-2
20. Arizona St. 12-2
21. Butler 12-1
22. Minnesota 13-1
23. Baylor 12-2
23. Louisville 9-3
25.West Virginia 11-2

Pts Pvs
1,798 3
1,660 5
1,651 I
1,553 6
1,474 2
1,358 4
1,348 8
1,269 10
1,208 II
1,162 12
1,113 13
968 20
802 7
774 9
533 14
483 22
453 --
436 -
436 15
374 17
341 25
290 21
289 19
289 18
230 -

Others receiving votes: Michigan 153,
California 122, Arkansas 109, Illinois 108,
Gonzaga 86, Wisconsin 86, Memphis 67,
Davidson 56, Saint Mary's, Calif. 50, UNLV
43, Illinois St. 39, Kansas 37, Ohio St. 28,
Texas A&M 27, Maryland 25, Dayton 22,
Florida 13, Florida St. 13, BYU. 12,
Miami 8, Missouri .4.

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 2 Duke vs. Davidson, 7 p.m. -
No. 3 North Carolina vs. College of
Charleston, 9 -p.m.
No. II Syracuse vs. DePaul, 7 p.m.
No. 15 Tennessee vs. Gonzaga,
No. 17 Boston College vs. Harvard,
7 p.m.
No. 18 Marquette at Rutgers,
7:30 p.m.
. No. 23 Louisville at South Florida,
7 p.m..
Thursday's Games !
'No. 16 Xavier vs. Saint Louis, 8 p.m.
SNo. 20 Arizona State vs. Oregon State,
10:30 p.m.

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Mary's 43; Ohio State 40; Memphis 37;
Brigham Young 34; Illinois 34; California
31; Davidson 31 ;Arkansas 27; Gonzaga 27;
Wisconsin 26;Texas A&M 22; Missouri 21;
Florida I I; UNLV II; LSU 10; Kansas 7;
Stanford 5; Florida State I; Maryland I;
Utah State I;Washington I.

College scores

American U. 62, Columbia 50
Binghamton 67, Stony Brook 60-
Long Island U. 74, Sacred Heart 67
Manhattan 59, Canisius 57
Monmouth, N.J. 58, Cent. Connecticut
St. 47
Niagara 82, Loyola, Md. 70
Northeastern 73, Hofstra 50
Robert Morris 77; Mount St. Mary's,
Md. 70
Temple 73, Kent St. 58
Towson 62, Delaware 61
Wagner 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 69
Alabama St. 60, Grambling St. 46
Austin Peay 82, E. Kentucky 79
Belmont 79, Florida Gulf Coast 67
Campbell 77, Kennesaw St. 67
ETSU 88, North Florida 57
George Mason 58, Georgia St. 52
Jackson St. 62,Alabama A&M 53
Jacksonville 79, S.C.-Upstate 69
Jacksonville St. 71, SE Missouri 66
James Madison 66, Drexel 60
Miami 85, Florida Atlantic 69
Mississippi St. 95,W.Kentucky 67
N. Carolina A&T 84, Tenn. Wesleyan
Navy 66, Elon 62
Nicholls St. 80, Southern, NO 56
Old Dominion 62,William & Mary 50
Prairie View 72, Southern U. 58
Presbyterian 67, Liberty 66, 20T
Radford 68, Coastal Carolina 52
South Carolina 78,Wofford 61
Stetson 76, Lipscomb 68
Tenn.-Martin 75, Murray St. 71
Tennessee St. 71, Morehead St. 64
Tennessee Tech 67, E. Illinois 60
Texas Southern 81,Alcorn St. 64
Troy 80,William Carey 68
VMI 93, Charleston Southern 90
Va. Commonwealth 88, UNC
Wilmington 59
Winston-Salem 85, Columbia Union
Kansas St. 99; Chicago St. 68
Loyola of Chicago 62,Wis.-Green Bay
Nebraska 81, Florida A&M 56
Notre Dame 73, Georgetown 67
Wis.-Milwaukee 61,Valparaiso 47
Oklahoma 100, Md.-Eastern Shore 64
SMU 70, Colorado 67 ,
Texas A&M 76, North Dakota 62
Texas-Pan American 88, Huston-
Tillotson 84
Texas-San Antonio 98,Texas Wesleyan
CCS Northridge 84, UC. Davis 81
Hawaii 65, Louisiana Tech 64
New Mexico St. 75, San Jose St. 73
Utah St. 70, Idaho 61


NHL schedule,

'Monday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 0
Edmonton 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
Tuesday's Games
Ottawa at Buffalo (n)
Minnesota at Boston (n)
New Jersey at Carolina (n)
Philadelphia at Washington (n)
Atlanta at Pittsburgh (n)
Columbus at Detroit (n)
Florida at Toronto (n)
Colorado at Nashville (n)
Chicago at Phoenix (n)
Los Angeles at Anaheim (n)
San Jose at Calgary (n)
Today's Games
Montrealat N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.
,, Atlanta at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


Fight schedule

At Primm Valley Resort Casino,
Primm, Nev. (ESPN), Yuriorkis Gamboa,
Miami, vs. Roger Gonzalez. Chino, Calif.,
10, junior lightweights.


Raulerson tops blitz field

MGA Blitz winners were:
A Division John
Raulerson, first; Buddy
Slay, second; Ed Higgs,
B Division Stan
Musgrove, first; Joe
Herring, second; Charles
Gagliano, third;
C Division Earl
Strickland, Emerson Darst,.
Larry Boone and .Wallace
Christie tied for first;

Boots Farley

D Division Chuck
White, first; Jerry Perkins
and Mike Harris, tie for
Top of the Hill winners
A Division Jerry
Snowberger, first; Jack

Tuggle, second; Tim
Tortorice, third;
B Division Chuck
White, first; Chuck
Sanders, second; Ronnie
Ash and Duane Rogers, tie
for third.
The next-to-last Get Out
of Town tournament is
Saturday. There is an MGA
event on Jan. 24 and the
Super Bowl tournament on
Feb. 1.

Thomas shoots career best

Club member Clayton
Thomas celebrated the
New Year with a career
best 3642-78.
It took two scorecard
regressions to sort out the
four winners among eight
players in the week's huge
blitz field. Bob Randall's'
birdie on No. 17 gave him
the tiebreaker win over
Mike Jarrell when they
both finished at +7.
Corey DePratter took
solo second with +6, leav-
ing Jonathan Allen, J. D.
Dedge, Bruce Gibson, Scott
Kishton and Steve Osborne

Ed Goff

locked up for the final spot
at +5. Gibson finally pre-
vailed with a par on No. 17.
Skins went to Gibson
with two, and Dennis
Crawford, Trey Jackson,
DePratter andRandall with
one each.
Team- skins were cheap
in the Good Old Boys play.
Ed McKnight, Tom Elmore,
Howard Whitaker and
Joe Persons posted eight

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Eli Witt, Mike Spencer and
Dan Stephens with seven
and Merle Hibbard, Ed
Snow, Carl Jones and Jim
Bell with six.
Scores reflected the num-
ber of skins as Risk posted
36-39-75, Stephens shot
40-37-77 and Jim Stevens
checked in at 41-37-78,
The ladies teamed for a
two-person best ball con-
test. Carol Bielawny and
Ann Bormilini took the
win with a net 72 over
Cathy Steen and Roberta

Bucky Dent

School MVP

Alex Mitchell, 10, received
the Most Valuable Player
Award for his team at the
Bucky Dent's Baseball
School in Delray Beach
during the week of
Dec. 29. Mitchell, joined
by coach Justin Dalles,
is a middle infielder and
was selected to a Lake
City Babe Ruth Baseball
All-Star team. 'Mitchell's
favorite team is the New
York Yankees and Alex
Rodriguez is his
favorite player. Mitchell has
attended the Bucky Dent's
Baseball School for two

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CHS: Raiders visit today at 7:30 p.m.

Continued From Page 1B
The Lady Tigers doubled
up the Trojans, 16-8, by the
end of the first quarter and
were never threatened.
DaBrea Hill had nine
points in each of the first
two quarters en route to a
26-point night.
"My guards, Shaniqua
(Henry) and Sharmayne
(Edwards), setthe tone," said
Hill, who scored 11 points
off offensive rebounds and
four more on steals. "We are
playing well together."
Henry hit a pair of 3-

pointers and finished with
10 points. Edwards scored
eight points and Katrina
Goodbread added four.
It was a family affair
after that, as Jelisa Jenkins,
Crystal Roberts, Moriah
Marion, Simone Williamson
and Shamyra Howard each
hit a basket.
"The girls are believing"
CHS head .coach Horace
Jefferson said.-"'They work
hard, different, but hard.
Their personality is laid
back; but they are resilient.

They are small, but their
heart is as big as the globe.
For the most part we played
pretty well."
Chelsea Garvey led
Hamilton County with 16
points. Jasmine Jackson
and Kenyatta Brown each
scored five points.
Columbia (124,4-4) hosts
Santa Fe High at 7:30 p.m.
today. The Raiders blew out
the Lady Tigers in a tipoff
classic game in Alachua.
"We're different now, we
have matured," Hill said.

PREP: Lady Indians lose nail-biter
Continued From Page 1B

stuck in concrete," said
coach Perry Sauls.
The Lady Indians move
to 7-3-2 on the year with a
3-1-2 district mark.

Lady Indians basketball
The Fort White Lady
Indians fell to Williston
High 45-44 on Tuesday.
Tara Miller led the Lady
Indians with 25 points.
Nikeria Soloman
had eight points, while
Da'Leecia Armstrong and
Jasmine Hall had two points
S7. Bregay Harris had seven
points, 10 rebounds and.
seven steals.'
Fort White plays
P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m.

on Thursday.

Lady Tigers soccer
Columbia High's Lady
Tigers fell to Forest 4-2 in a
soccer game on Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers jumped
out 1-0 with a goal from
Erika Hall before Forest
scored four straight goals.
, Michelle Pope added
Columbia's final goal.
S"The girls, played really
well, but we had a period
where we broke down," said
coach Keith Mcloughin.
"Apart from that, we played
really well."

Columbia basketball
The Columbia High

Tigers fell to Lake Weir
High 53-47 on Tuesday.
'We played the first half
exactly like we wanted to
defensively, but turned over
the ball 12 times," coach
Trey Hosford said. "In the
second half we were undis-
ciplined, and it's very frus-
trating how a few of the
kids handled themselves."
Julio Veins led the Tigers
with 17 points in the game.
Jerry Thomas was the
only other Tiger in double-
digits with 11 points.
Dexter Dye added seven
in the contest.
Columbia fell to 5-8, but
return home for five or
their next six games, while
Lake Weir improved to 9-5
on the season.

Shelley Van den Neste (left), General Manager of The Oaks of Lake City, won the High
Score Award at the Wellington Classic Dressage Holiday Challenge & Toys for Tots Benefit
Show in West Palm Beach aboard Ezmarelde La Biladora. Van den Neste holds Gladiator,
who she rode to a second in class, along with the owner of the'horses, Brooke Horan, who
is holding Ezmarelde La Biladora.

Van den Neste earns high

score at dressage show

Special to the Reporter

- Shelley Van den
Neste, General Manager
at The Oaks of Lake
City Equestrian Facility,
took top honors at
the recent Wellington
Classic Dressage Holiday
Challenge & Toys for Tots
Benefit Show.
The show was at the Palm
Beach County Jim Brandon
Equestrian Center.
Van den Neste earned
the High Score- Award of
the show with an 80.8 per-

cent in the Training Level
Test 4 aboard Ezmarelde
La Biladora, a bay mare
owned by Brooke Horan
of Vertu Sport Horses of
Park City, Utah. Van den
Neste won first in the class
on Ezmarelde and won sec-
ond on Gladiator HU, also
owned by Horan, with a
score of 74.8 percent.
Brooke Horan has
her horses in training at
The Oaks of Lake City
Equestrian Center.
Van den Neste had a ban-
ner day, also winning the
Training Level Test 3 with

a score of 70.0 percent and
earning a 73.333 percent in
a First Level Test 1.
"I was really proud of
both horse's progress and
believe their excellent con-
ditioning played a factor in
their wins," Van den Neste
said. "We have top-notch
footing at The Oaks of Lake
City with lots of fields and
rolling hills, plus our cross
country course, which is
great for conditioning."
The Wellington Classic
Holiday Challenge & Toys
for Tots Show benefited
the Toys for Tots.

BREES: Threw 34 touchdown passes

Continued From Page 1B
(yards)," Brees said. "I
don't think about that. It's
really about what I can do
to help this team win.
"Certainly in this offense,
being the quarterback,
you're in the driver's seat.
You have the opportunity to
control every play and have
it in your hands. Every play
is about me making good
decisions and putting it in
a guy's hands who is open
or our playmakers working
to their strengths. That's
my job."
Brees tied with Rivers,
his former teammate, with
the Chargers, with a league-
leading 34 touchdown
passes. Brees was fourth in
passer rating (96.2) and led
the league in attempts (635)

and completions (413).
He also spent much of the
season without key weap-
ons like receiver Marques
Colston,. running back
Reggie Bush and tight end
Jeremy Shockey, who were
plagued by injuries.
Yet Brees kept throwing
- and connecting.
"Each year I've gotten.
better, especially over the
last five years," he said.
"When I go back to 2004 in
San Diego, every year I feel
so much more comfortable.
I really feel like I've refined
my routine and continued
to find what works for me.
It changes a little bit every
year. I tweak it every year
to make it a little better, but
by doing so, I make myself

a better player."
He is the perfect player for
coach Sean Payton's system.
'When you look at the
body of work for him and
you look'at what he's been
able to do with the number
of guys being hurt," Payton
said, "you look at his effi-
ciency down the field with
throws over 20 yards, over
30 yards. His completion
percentage, his red zone,
his third-down scoring
offense, he's first in every
one of those categories.
He's worked extremely
hard, and when you see
what he does in preparation
during the work week, it's
Brees is the first Saints
player. to win the award.

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Matthew Keene is the first kayaker to complete the full.distance of the Florida
Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail.

Florida Circumnavigational

Paddling Trail conquered

Special to the Reporter

The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
celebrated Matthew
Keene's completion on
Monday of a 1,600-mile
sea kayaking trip around
Florida's peninsula -
finishing at Big Lagoon
State Park.
Keene, 23, from Cocoa
Beach is the first kay-
aker to complete the full
distance of the Florida
Saltwater Paddling Trail, as
mapped and developed by
DEP's Office of Greeflways
and Trails.
"We congratulate Matt
Keene on this significant
accomplishment and appre-
ciate the example he has.
set for others who are con-
sidering a long distance
paddling experience,"
said Doug Alderson,
OGT's Paddling Trail
Designated as a
National Recreational
Trail, the Florida
Saltwater Paddling
Trail educates paddlers
about Florida's rich his-
tory and fragile coastal
Following the Florida
peninsula from Pensacola
around the Keys to the
Georgia border, this 1,600-
mile sea kayaking jour-
ney is often described as

the saltwater version of the
Appalachian Trail. The trail
.highlights 37 of Florida's
41 aquatic preserves and
offers paddlers access to
many state, national and
local 'parks, seashores,
wildlife refuges, marine
sanctuaries and historic
"Before starting this
journey, my impression of
Florida was that most of the
coastline was developed,"
Keene said. "By complet-
ing this trail, I learned
there are still many unde-
veloped areas that we need
to work hard to maintain
so they can be enjoyed for
recreational purposes and
a paddling trail like the
Circumnavigational Trail
is a great step towards
preserving Florida's coast-
al communities and the

DEP's Office of
Greenways & Trails
manages eight state trails,
in addition to the Marjorie
Harris Carr Cross Florida
Greenway, Florida's lon-
gest green corridor stretch-
ing 110 miles from the
St. Johns River near Palatka
to the Gulf of Mexico near
Of the eight state trails,
six are rail-trails, which
are railroad corridors con-
verted to recreational trails
for hiking, biking, skating
and equestrian activities.
Through Florida Forever
$4.5 million is allocated
annually to purchase and
preserve land for Florida's
greenways and trails.
Matt documented
his experiences online:
sunshineexpedition. com.

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