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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Publication Date: January 1, 2011
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
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Coordinates: 30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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One million gather in New York to ring in NewYear

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till digging out.
from a debilitat-
ing blizzard, New
York was poised
to welcome
nearly a million visitors to
Times Square on Friday
for the country's largest
annual New Year's Eve
celebration. Nationwide,
revelers set aside concerns
about the winter weather
and even potential terrorist
threats to ring in 2011 at
large and small gatherings.
From California, where
waterlogged residents have
contended with record win-
ter rainfall, to the snow-
bound states along the
Eastern seaboard, New
Year's Eve celebrations
beckoned as a welcome
respite, from the brutal
weather that closed 2010.
The Friday forecast was
relatively clear, except
in the Rocky Mountain
region, where a snowstorm
was bearing down. -
The snow had disap-
peared from Times Square
days earlier, though mounds
of it were left Friday on city
streets and curbs. Vendors
sold hats and noisemak-
ers, crews prepared TV
sets for the ball drop and
hundreds milled around
Times Square at midnight
Thursday. Three students
from a Michigan college
scoped out a good location
for Friday night.
"I'm going to be here,
near the closest rest-
room; just in case," said
Mohammed Azuz, 23, of

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The New Year's Eve ball is lit at the top of a 141-foot flagpole at the rooftop of One Times
Square during a test run Thursday in New York. The ball is powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon
LEDs. and covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystals.
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Alex Michalski, 18, of
Buffalo, hung out with her
cousin Thursday but said

she was nervous to return
Friday night and planned
to celebrate at a city night-
"It will be a little bit
crazy," said the Ohio State
University freshman.
In Chicago, city officials
were expecting unseason-
ably warm temperatures
to draw a robust crowd to
Navy Pier for two fireworks
shows but won't deploy any
more resources than nor-
mal. The city is offering
penny fares for public tran-
Marry Corrigan, a teach-
er from Fort Myers, Fla.,
traveled to Chicago to meet

her daughters and stay in
a downtown hotel. Their
plans were to watch the
midnight fireworks display
at the. Navy Pier.
Last year, after also scal-
ing back on Christmas
gifts, she opted for a low-
key celebration at a bar in
Fort Myers.
"I wouldn't be here if the
economy wasn't good," said
Corrigan, an eighth-grade
In Portland, Ore., where
a 19-year-old Somali-born
man is accused of plotting
to kill thousands gathered

NEW YEAR'S continued on 3A

ABOVE LEFT: Visitors to
Times Square watch as New
Year's Eve organizers con-
duct the annual 'air worthi-
ness test' of the confetti used
for Times Square New Year's
Eve 2011, Wednesday in
New York.

LEFT: In this Dec. 31, 2009
file photo, New York City
police officer Quinn keeps
an eye on the crowd as New
Year's Eve festivities begin
on Times Square in New
York. In the biggest public
party in the country, nearly
a million revelers crowded
into the streets of Times
Square to watch the ball drop
on New Year's Eve Friday.
The party is also remarkably
crime-free, safe and orderly.

Residents flock

to file taxes on

New Year's Eve

Last chance to
submit extended
until Monday.
agonzalez@lakecityreporter. corn
More than 600 Lake
City residents visited the
tax collector's office Friday
to take advantage of their
last chance in 2010 to pay
property taxes, according
to reports from the tax col-
lector's office.
The reports also indi-
cated more than $36 mil-
lion was collected during
November and December,
an average of 65 percent
of the taxes collected for
2010, one percent higher

than 2009.
"This is the first time
that New Year's Eve has
been on a Friday that
we've remained open," said
Columbia County tax col-
lector Ronnie Brannon, add-
ing, "I just felt we needed to
be here for these people,
and we will help out in any
way we can."
The 31st was the last day
to receive the three percent
discount on property taxes
for the month of December.
After the beginning of the
new year, late applicants
were to accrue a late fee on
their taxes, unless checks
were mailed and post-
marked on or before Dec. 31.
TAXES continued on 3A

A.C. GONZALEZ/Lake City Reporter
Linda Edwards (left) hands over her property tax bill to
Deputy Clerk Gail Sheppard right in time for the 2010 dead-

Snow in Lake

City: More cold

weather to come?

Despite last
week's cold streak,
warm will prevail.
Special to the Reporter
Snow can be expected
in, December, but in the
northern regions of the
U.S., not in Lake City.
But that's what occurred
last Sunday, and many resi-
dents are wondering if this

will continue, or if Lake City
should prepare for the typi-
cal Florida "flip-flop" type of
winter weather.
Phil Peterson, meteo-
rologist for the National
Weather Service in
Jacksonville, said that cal-
endar day freezes for the
month of December were
broken for Gainesville and
Jacksonville. He added that
the'cold weather from the
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Tornadoes roar

through Arkansas,

leaving four dead

Warm air triggers
storms through
South, Midwest.
Associated Press
Tornadoes fueled by unusu-
ally warm winter air sliced
through parts of the South
and Midwest on Friday,
killing at least four people,

injuring dozens of others
and knocking out power to
thousands of homes and
Three people died in
Cincinnati, a northwestern
Arkansas hamlet of about
100 residents located three
miles from the Oklahoma
border, and a sheriff's dis-
patcher said there were
"lots of injuries" after the
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For Deen, everything's coming up roses


Paula Deen is out of her
Instead of a kitchen, the
Food Network's Southern-
cooking queen was hold-
ing court Thursday in a lavish hotel
suite. And instead of being home
for the holidays in Savannah, Ga.,
she's ringing in the new year serv-
ing as grand marshal of Saturday's
Tournament of Roses Parade in
Pasadena, Calif.
"I have rehearsed my wave,"
she announced, with a playful grin.
"They informed me that there are
four or five different waves. One is
the figure eight. One is the queen.
One is screwing in a light bulb. But,
would you like me to show you the
Paula Deen wave?"
Deen then raised.both arms in
the air, shook them frantically, and
laughed long, loud and hard.
"I am not going to be able to be
that regal and calm about it," she
added, smiling.
Deen really does love roses.
"Roses and diamonds, what girl
doesn't?" she asked. But she admit-
ted she wasn't so excited when
first pitched the grand-marshal gig,
thinking the pitch was a prank.
Then, after learning the offer was
legit, she thought she was being
told she was just one of many
being considered.
It took a giant bouquet from the
Tournament of Roses selection com-
mittee to fully convince her she was it

Second arrest in break-
in at Tyler Perry home
ATLANTA A second teen has
been charged with breaking into
filmmaker Tyler Perry's home in
Kamisha Boozer was arrested
Wednesday and charged with

In this Dec. 30 photo, Paula Deen speaks in Pasadena, Calif. Paula Deen is out
of her element. The Food Network's Southern-cooking queen is serving as grand
marshal of Saturday's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

prowling and criminal trespass. A
judge released her on $1,000 bond
for each count.
-Her defense attorney said th' 17-
year-old was not at the break-in and
that another defendant gave her
name to authorities.
Atlanta police said the break-
in at Perry's home was captured
on a video system. A bodyguard
grabbed 18-year-old Chloe Ware
moments after last week's intru-
sion and turned her over to
police. Two others escaped.
Police spokesman Curtis
Davenport said investigators expect
to have a third suspect in custody.

Rep: John Mellencamp,
wife split after 20 years
Mellencamp and his wife are calling
it quits.
A spokesman for the 59-year-old
rocker said he and his wife of 20
years, model Elaine Mellencamp, are
splitting up.
Publicist Bob Merlis declined to
say Thursday if the couple had filed
for divorce.
Merlis said the Mellencamps "are
proud of their 20 years together."

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Celebrity Birthdays

* Former Sen. Ernest
Hollings, D-S.C., is 89.
* Actor Ty Hardin is 81.
* Documentary maker
Frederick Wiseman is 81.
* Actor Frank Langella is 73.
* Rock singer-musician
Country Joe McDonald is 69.
* Writer-comedian Don
Novello is 68.
* Country singer Steve

Daily Scripture

Ripley (The Tractors) is 61.
* Sen. Robert Menendez, D-
N.J., is 57.
* Actress Ren Woods is 53.
* Actress Dedee Pfeiffer is
* Actress Embeth Davidtz
is 45.
* Country singer Brian Flynn
(Flynnville Train) is 45.
* Actor Verne Troyer is 42.

"This is what the Lord says
he who made a way through
the sea, a path through the
mighty waters,'Forget the for-
mer things; do not dwell on the

Isaiah 43:16,18-19

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Florida agriculture
loses $273M

December's wave of
unusually cold weather
has destroyed much of
Florida's green beans and
sweet corn, which means
shoppers will pay more
at the grocery store and
see more imports on the
Florida is the nation's larg-
est producer of green beans
and sweet corn the kind
we eat, not the kind we put
in our gas tanks.
According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
thee statelost $273 million
from the December freezes
alone including nearly
9,000 acres of crops. The
statistics are compiled only
through Dec. 20, which
meant they don't account
for the problems caused by
this week's cold.
2010 dealt a one-two punch
for the state's farms. An 11-
day spell in January was one
of the area's coldest periods
on record, and December
has had an unprecedented
trio of cold fronts.
Sam Accursio lost nearly
all of his pickling cucum-
bers at his Homestead farm
lastJanuary. Eleven months
later, about half of his new
crop has been wiped out.
"It's crazy," Accursio
said. "I've never experi-
enced a growing season
where we've had four frosts
in one year."
Gov. Charlie Crist extend-
ed the state of emergency
for Florida's agricultural
community this week. The
order eliminated all weight
restrictions on trucks car-
rying agricultural products
so farmers can harvest and
ship as much produce as
possible before more dam-
age is done.
But if any Florida corn,
cucumbers or beans find
their way onto grocery
store shelves in coming
weeks, prices will be higher.

In this Dec. 14 file photo, a farm worker is dressed for the
cold as he packs lettuce onto a pallet at TKM-Bengard Farms
in Belle Glade. As 2010 comes to a close, fruit and vegetable
farmers around the Sunshine State are assessing the dam-
age of December's unseasonably cold temperatures.

Man killed by bus
running to catch

Orlando man has died after
being struck by the Orange
County bus he was running
to catch.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol, 38-year-
old Alin Matos-Dotel was
trying to catch the LYNX
bus pulling away from his
curbside stop Thursday
FHP Sgt. Kim Montes
said Matos-Dotel, lost his
footing while running
next to the bus. The right
rear area of the bus then
struck Matos-Dotel.
The crash remained
under investigation, but
Montes said charges are not

After 31 years,
man charged

ST. CLOUD A cen-
tral Florida man has been
charged in the brutal 1979
murder of a minister's
St. Cloud Police said 62-
year-old Steve Bronson Jr.
admitted killing 28-year-
old Norma Page. Bronson,

who resides in an assisted-
living home, was charged
with first-degree murder
Authorities credit DNA
with cracking the cold
case. Investigators found
blood from an unidenti-
fied male who had been
standing by Page when
she died. When authori-
ties entered the DNA
into a national database,
Bronson's name popped

Police: Large 'pill
mill' busted

TAMPA Tampa police
said they have busted one
of the city's largest "pill
mill" operations.
Police said Thursday
they believe doctors at the
First Medical Group sold
more than 2 million pills
of the painkiller oxycodone
and other narcotics to peo-
ple who flocked there from
across the country. They
said at least five customers
later died from overdoses.
An investigation led to
the closing of the clinic and
the arrests of its owners,
employees and a doctor.

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downtown last month for a Christmas
tree lighting, police said no New Year's
plans were being scaled back. The city
hasn't hosted a downtown New Year's
celebration since 2001, when partiers
got out of hand and a few vandals
smashed windows at nearby shops.
"Your standard bar and club parties
will be going on," Sgt Pete Simpson
said. "It's just not an outdoor thing
Even more than most years, New
York will be the city in the spotlight as it
battles back from a severe snowstorm
and security concerns eight months
after a Pakistani immigrant attempt-
ed to detonate a car bomb in Times
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said
the city wasn't the target of a New
Year's Eve terror threat But police
have a strict security plan in place, with
sealed manhole covers and counter-
snipers on rooftops. The police ban
backpacks in the crowd; partygoers
must pass through checkpoints.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
other officials have endured days of
withering criticism for the city's slow

response to the Dec. 26 storm, which
dumped 20 inches of snow on city
streets that still aren't completely
clear. But holiday tourists helped clear
streets, said Tim Tompkins, president
of the Times Square Alliance.
"We have the best snow plow ever
invented 500,000 pairs of feet walk-
ing through Times Square. That's been
melting our snow," Tompkins said.
Host Ryan Seacrest and the singer
Kesha were among the celebrities
to appear on the nationally televised
countdown to the ball drop at Times
Square. Singer Fergie of the Black
Eyed Peas will headline the Los
Angeles portion of the show.
The Times Square ball, which will
drop at midnight to signal the begin-
ning of the new year, is 12 feet in
diameter and holds more than 32,000
LED lights.
Ed Crawford, CEO of Philips
Lighting North America, which has
lit the Times Square ball since the
millennium celebration in 2000, said
the lights were so energy efficient the
ball uses the same among of power as
two standard ovens.

"There will be lots of special effects.
The ball can do anything," Crawford
Stormy weather, travel difficulties
and security concerns didn't deter
New Year's enthusiasm in Southern
California, where the biggest party is
always Pasadena's Rose Parade and
Rose Bowl football game. Tens of
thousands gathered for pep rallies in
Pasadena and at the historic Santa
Monica pier, the same as in years past
In Las Vegas, some 300,000 par-
tiers were expected to hit the famed
strip with celebrity musicians Jay-Z
and Coldplay scheduled to perform.
Other warm and party-friendly cities
like New Orleans, Miami and Atlanta
also planned large celebrations.
Michelle Lawrence of Underground
Atlanta, which organizes that city's
annual Peach Drop, said the event
typically draws about 100,000 people
over 17 hours of New Year's events.
The evening will include live music,
a carnival and stores open late, she
said. Visitors carrying alcohol, weap-
ons, pets or lawn chairs would not be
allowed in, Lawrence said.

TORNADOES: Storms in South, Midwest kill four

Continued From Page 1A

twister touched down just
before sunrise. Tornadoes
were also reported near
St. Louis, and one person
was reported dead in a vio-
lent storm in south-central
"It sucked me out of
my house and carried me
across the road and dropped
me," Chris Sizemore of
Cincinnati said in an inter-
view with The Associated
Press. "I was Superman for
a while. ... You're just free-
floating through the air.
Trees are knocking you
and smacking you down."
Sizemore said he tried
to crawl under his bed and
cling to the carpet as the
winds shook a pecan tree
standing over the house.
"I thought that pecan
was coming through the
upstairs," he said, nursing
cuts, scrapes and bruises to
his arms, knees and back.
He said he opened his
eyes as he flew, believing
he wouldn't see 2011.
"I wanted to see the end
coming. You're only going
to see it one time and'I
thought that was it," he
said. "It takes more than a
tornado to get me."
Washington County
Sheriff Tim Helder said
the tornado killed Gerald
Wilson, 88, and his wife,
Mamie, 78, in their home.
Dick Murray, 78, died, too,
in the small town. The sher-
iff said Murray was milking
cows when the tornado hit.
Sizemore's mother,
Margie Sizemore, said her
son thought a tree had
come crashing through his
"He jumped under his
bed, said it grabbed his legs
- took him up through the
ceiling and he landed over
yonder," she said, gestur-
ing across the street. "He's
all right, but it killed Mr.
Wilson and his wife," who
were Chris Sizemore's
In Missouri, Emergency
Management Coordinator
Brad Nash says one person
died in Dent County. The
National Weather Service
said a storm that may have
been a tornado destroyed
three mobile homes and
damaged other property
in the county. Damage
was also reported in Fort
Leonard Wood, and in the
Rolla area five people were
"I guess it's a mess out
there," said Gary Carmack,
chief of the Pulaski County
Ambulance District. About
20 homes were damaged
in an area of the fort that

Chris Sizemore (right) describes being thrown from his home by a tornado that tore through
Cincinnati, Ark., early in the morning Friday. A tornado fueled by unusually warm winter air
sliced through parts of northwestern Arkansas early on New Year's Eve, killing three people,
injuring several others and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

houses officers.
Penny Cash, a paramed-
ic, said the area where the
storm hit was filled with
"There were several
houses with half of them
gone, roofs missing, power
lines down, trees snapped
off," she said.
The fort directed essen-
tial personnel to report for
duty and that all nonessen-
tial personnel should stay
Overnight storms dam-
aged buildings and boat
docks around Table Rock
Lake in southern Missouri,
leaving several boats adrift
after wrenching them from
their moorings. At midday,
twisters were reported in
St. Louis' southern sub-
urbs near Pacific, Mo., and
Waterloo, Ill.
Several homes and busi-
nesses were damaged
in the St. Louis County
town of Sunset Hills, and
a church was damaged in
nearby Fenton.
Several flights to and
from the Northwest
Arkansas Regional Airport
at Highfill, in northwestern
Arkansas, were delayed or
canceled Friday morning
as officials worked to clear
storm debris littering the
The region has been
bracing for severe weather
for much of the week. Gulf
moisture riding southerly
winds pushed temperatures
into the upper 60s and 70s
on Thursday ahead of a
cold front expected to drop
temperatures into the teens
by Saturday morning.
"Anytime you have a

significant change in air
mass there is going to be
unsettled weather mark-
ing the two different air
masses," said Joe Sellers,
a meteorologist with the
National Weather Service
office in Tulsa, Okla.
Rick Johnson, the dep-
uty emergency manager
for Washington County,
said the same storm sys-
tem caused damage in
nearby Tontitown, but
downed power lines kept
emergency responders
The Tulsa weather
office issued a tornado
warning for Cincinnati
and area towns at 6 a.m.,
nine minutes before the
storm hit.
Later Friday morn-
ing, in south-central
Missouri, baseball-sized
hail was reported north
of Mansfield in Wright
"This storm system has
been showing significant
signs that it could devel-

op," said Chris Buonanno,
a meteorologist at the
National Weather Service
in North Little Rock who
was monitoring the storms
as they moved deeper into
Arkansas. "Conditions
are favorable for seeing a
severe outbreak.
"In the winter you don't
always have the instabili-
ty" that would allow torna-
does to develop, Buonanno
said. "This time, we have
the instability."
According to records
from the Storm Prediction
Center in Norman, Okla.,
Friday's tornado fatali-
ties are the first in the
nation since Sept. 16,
when a woman hit a fall-
ing tree while driving in
Queens, N.Y., and a man
was killed in his home at
Belleville, W.Va.
The deaths push
this year's count to 40
nationally, and to 5 in
Arkansas. The death in
Missouri was its first of
the year.

Denna Downing (left) and Denna Marteney talk a stroll
around Lake DeSoto while soaking in some morning sun. 'It's
nice today,' Downing said. She said she can't stand when the
temperature dips down to 20 and 30 degrees. 'My arthritis
can't handle it.'

WEATHER: To be warmer

Continued From Page 1A

past couple of days is due to
a persistent jet stream pat-
tern that has caused cold
weather from the northeast
coast to come to the south.
According to Peterson,
the forecast for the next 90
days is calling for normal
"Hopefully, it won't be
as extreme as the weath-
er we've been having," he
Normal temperatures for
our area. are lower 60s for
the high temperatures and
lower 40s for the low tem-
"We'll get snow in our
area every five to ten years,"
he said.
Peterson said that it defi-
nitely, won't snow in the
next week.
'The snow on Sunday
wasn't a shock because we
had some reports that there
could be sleet or snow," he
According to Peterson,
the temperatures for
the next week will be 10

degrees above normal.
"We are definitely look-
ing for a warming trend,"
he said.
Peterson also said that
we could still get more cold
This past summer, tem-
peratures in various areas
of North Central Florida
broke calendar records for
the month of July, Peterson
Although there were
record-breaking tem-
peratures in the summer,
Peterson said that this
may not specifically be the
cause for the cold winter
thus far.
There are many ways
people can keep warm
during the cold winter
"During a freeze warn-
ing, it would be a good
idea to cover pipes that are
exposed and outdoors,"
Peterson said. "You should
bring pets inside and also
bring inside plants that
can't take the cold."

TAXES: Monday last day

Continued From Page 1A

However, Brannon said he
will withhold late fees for
any resident that chooses
to bring in their taxes on
Monday, Jan. 3, adding he
understands it might have
been difficult to make it
to the office before the
Brannon said he chose
to keep the office doors
open New Year's Eve to
help residents of Columbia
County in any way he
could during the last days
of property tax collection.
He added, "The Board of
County Commissioners
cooperated by keeping the
building open so that I
could serve the people."
"We're open on New
Year's Eve because
December is a busy
month," said Brannon.
"We just want to serve the

people that couldn't make
it yesterday."
Brannon and 22
employees attended to
the long lines of people
that stretched outside the
doors of the office, all
wanting to take advantage
of the opportunity.

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Saturday, January 1, 201 I

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FCC ruling

casts net of



The Federal
Commission, by an
expected 3-2 vote,
decided to assert its
own control over the Internet
under the attractive-sounding
label of "net neutrality." This
new power-grab will likely be
challenged in court, but it is
unfortunate that the commis-
sion went ahead with this ill-
considered idea.
The FCC ruling, which
essentially bans Internet
service providers from
blocking lawful content to
their customers; addresses
a nonexistent problem. The
fear, hypothetical so far, is
that companies that sell both
Internet access and Web
content will block access to
competitors' content. Since
ISPs know customers prefer
open access and have choic-
es when it comes to ISPs,
their business incentive is to
provide open access without
unreasonable restrictions,
and, so far, there have been
no examples of ISPs doing
otherwise as a matter of
However, lack of a real
problem or lack of statutory
jurisdiction, for that mat-
ter has seldom stopped a
government agency, intent
on increasing its power.
The'Internet has thrived in
an environment of virtually
no government control and
become increasingly impor-
tant in peoples' lives. Those
whose lives are devoted to
increasing the scope of the
regulatory state have trouble
dealing with the idea that
some aspect of life is beyorld
their control. So they reach
for rationales.

The Lima (Ohio) News

a On Jan. 1, 1863, President
Abraham Lincoln signed the
Emancipation Proclamation,
declaring that slaves in rebel
states were free.

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Tom Wood, chairman

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An end to the edifice complex

he incoming
Republican House
of Representatives,
and their reformist
GOP brethren in
the Democratic Senate, will be
embroiled in 2011 with complex,
major legislation. Feeding or
starving ObamaCare, accelerat-
ing or braking federal spending,
and possibly even keeping or
replacing the U.S. Tax Code will
be among the huge questions
that will get the 111th Congress
working day and night.
Beyond these momentous
matters, however, pro-market
Republicans also should pro-
mote smaller initiatives that
break with the Big Government
Bush-Obama years. Reaganite
Republicans should invite
Democrats to join them in
these common-sense efforts.
Democrats then can demon-
strate whether or not they
learned anything last Election
Republicans should enact
the Higher-Rate Optional Tax,
which would satisfy liberals who
don't like their taxes cut.
"I am in the highest tax
bracket," an unidentified woman
said in a Nov. 30 MoveOn.
org commercial that attacks
the Obama-GOP tax-cut com-
promise. "We don't need the
money. The country does."
No American should be
forced to accept an unwanted
tax cut. So, the HOT Tax would
require new language on IRS
tax returns: "If you believe your
tax bracket is too low, please
indicate the higher rate at which
you prefer to be taxed. Multiply
that rate by your Adjusted
Gross Income. Send in that
higher amount."
The HOT Tax would spare
tax-cut opponents from accept-
ing undesired tax relief. The
rest of us can enjoy the lower
taxes we need to pay our bills
and take care of ourselves and
our loved ones. Everybody
Republicans should ask con-

"_. "

Deroy Murdock
gressional Democrats to sup-
port the HOT Tax. If they would
deny guilty liberals the chance
voluntarily to pay even higher
taxes, let them vote accordingly.
N Republicans should intro-
duce a measure to require that
federally funded projects and
structures be christened accord-
ing to the U.S. Postal Service's
rules regarding personalities on
stamps. If one must be dead for
10 years before gracing a stamp
(save for deceased U.S. presi-
dents, whose memorial stamps
appear upon their first posthu-
mous birthdays), one likewise
should be lifeless for a decade
before getting one's name
slapped on a federally financed
highway, bridge, or warship.
Public facilities that honor
living, even sitting politicians
- like South Carolina's James
E. Clyburn Golf Center and
Kentucky's Mitch McConnell
Loop hiking trail belong
in North Korea, not America.
This is a bipartisan embarrass-
ment, especially when unhinged
Democrats like former Rep.
Cynthia McKinney of Georgia
and jailed Republicans like for-
mer Rep. Robert Ney of Ohio
have seen their names pried off
of public works after they dis-
graced themselves.
Republicans should pass
legislation to end this pub-
licly funded edifice complex.
If Democrats want to preserve
today's Pyongyang-worthy
policy of taxpayer-funded mega-
lomania, let them vote accord-
E Republicans should re-
legalize Thomas Edison's light
bulb. In one of his most shame-

ful acts, Republican socialist
G.W. Bush signed the 2007
Energy Independence and
Security Act. Among other
things, this 822-page doorstop
established new lighting regula-
tions. According to the Federal
Trade Commission: "These
standards, which begin in 2012,
will eliminate low efficiency
incandescent light bulbs from
the market."
Americans already are
hoarding Edison's light bulbs
- among mankind's greatest
inventions and, alongside Neil
Armstrong's Moonwalk, argu- *
ably the apotheosis of Yankee
ingenuity. Washington, D.C.
is killing these bulbs (and
bulb-manufacturing jobs) to
boost those swirly Compact
Florescent Lamps. CFLs con-
serve energy. However, they
brighten slowly, emit light that
some find stark, confound dim-
mer switches, and release toxic
mercury when they break.
Republicans should make
CFLs and Edison incandes-
cent light bulbs equally legal.
Let Americans, not Uncle
Sam, decide how best to illu-
minate their homes and busi-
nesses. If Democrats reject this
Declaration of Incandescence,
let them vote accordingly.
These three modest propos-
als should satisfy an elector-
ate thirsty for more individual
freedom, personal choice and
a government that leaves their
wallets in peace.
If Americans see Republicans
promote such small policies
and advance bigger ones as
best they can while Democrats
control the Senate and the
White House they will take
note. And, come 2012, let them
vote accordingly.

a New York commentator
Deroy Murdock is a columnist
with the Scripps Howard News
Service and a media fellow with
the Hoover Institution on War,
Revolution and Peace at Stanford

Texas, to become the
U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration's top man
in Chicago. Even though
he's 1,500 miles from the
border now, Mexico's war
against drug cartels still matters
to him. It should matter to all of
us. More than 90 percent of the
marijuana, cocaine and heroin
in the Chicago area enters the
U.S. from Mexico. Drug rings
are expanding into the Midwest
to control distribution with vio-
lence a good bet to follow.
"If we're going to be success-
ful, Mexico needs to be success-
ful," Riley says. "We can't do it
without them."
Sadly, Mexico is falling short.

Mexico's occasional triumphs
are starting to seem more and
more hollow as the death toll
of the four-year-long drug war
tops 30,000. Every day seems
to bring another horrific tale
- most recently, cameras
rolled while masked gunmen
mowed down anti-crime activ-
ist Marisela Escobedo as she
held vigil at the doorstep of the
Chihuahua governor's palace.
If the mayhem continues
unabated, we worry that
Congress will lose the will to
renew the $1.4 billion Merida
Initiative an infusion of U.S.
equipment and training to com-
bat international drug traffick-
ing and other organized crime
- when it expires in about a

Now is the time to demand
results from Mexico that have
nothing to do with body counts.
Some in Congress have had
A bipartisan team of three
senators proposed an indepen-
dent commission to re-evaluate
the U.S. approach to illegal
narcotics in the Americas. As
it is, Republicans are already
skeptical of foreign aid while
Democrats worry about milita-
rizing drug enforcement in our
They need to do better,
especially if we are counting on
them as our first line of defense.
* Chicago Tribune

Betsy Hart


ahead to

new year


"As I looked at these terrific
women gathered that evening
in December, I had a sense of
wanting to do something really
different. Of wanting more than
ever to live every day in the
new year recognizing it for the
gift that it is, and delighting
in that moment. Not living in
yesterday or tomorrow, but right
now. That's my New Year's
So I wrote as we head-
ed into 2010. There's
no ignoring it One of
the benefits, or curs-
es, of writing a week-
ly column is that one leaves
quite a paper trail. So, before
looking ahead to the new year I
feel compelled to take stock of
the past one.
The women I referred to
is my "gang" of gal friends
from high school. Some 30
years later, this is a wonder-
ful group of 17 women who
remain close and supportive,
and deeply involved in the
highs and the lows of each
other's lives. We see each
other throughout the year, of
course. That could be keep-
ing one company during a
chemotherapy treatment,
helping to paint another's
basement, or even traveling
together in groups, large or
But one of the events we
always look forward to is the
annual Christmas party. Last
year, all 17 were present and
accounted for, which was
pretty amazing. Cherishing
that moment was what
prompted that particular
essay and that resolution of
mine. This year, our annual
party saw 13 gathered. But
not to worry. The girls living
with cancer were there and
full of energy, I might add,
and the ones missing had
good reason.
So, how did I do with that
resolution of living in "the
present" this past year?
Well, a little better I think.
Particularly as I look at my
children I hope I've been
more attentive to them.
Come to think of it, I know
I've been. They are literally
praying for a husband for me
in 2011. That's partly because,
as they've explained to me
their thoughts on the matter,
that would start with a boy-
friend. Which means I would
not be regularly saying, "hey
guys, it's Friday night what
do you want to do together?"
Anyway, in general I think
I've been a little more con-
scious, by God's grace, of
living in the now. And here's
what I've become more aware
of in the process: when we
talk about living in the present
we tend to think in terms of
happy moments. But I've come
to see more clearly that wheth-
er those moments involve sad-
ness or loneliness or chaos or
joy every one of which I've
experienced this year every
one of those moments can be
a blessing if we ask God to
redeem them.
So for all of my family,
friends and readers, may
you find such grace this year
in each moment. Even in,
maybe especially in, the most
difficult ones.
Happy New Year.

* Betsy Hart hosts the "It Takes a
Parent" radio show on WYLL-AM
1160 in Chicago.



Re-evaluate U.S. approach to drugs

Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2011

Coffee House
The 2011 Coffee House sea-
son kicks off 7 p.m. today in the
Auditorium at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
in White Springs. The hostess is
Lucindagail, a local singer/song-

Friendship luncheon
The January Friendship
Luncheon of the Lake City
Newcomers is Wednesday at
the Telford Hotel, 16521 River
St. in White Springs. For those
wanting to car pool, please meet
at the park and ride lot next to
Arby's on Rte. 90 at 10:30 a.m.
All members, guests and friends
are welcome. Call 438-8100 or

Builder's Association
The Columbia County
Builder's Association is meet-
ing Wednesday at the Holiday
Inn. Buffet opens at 11:30 a.m.
and meeting starts at noon.
The speaker is from the Metro
Crime Prevention of Florida.
Tickets may be purchased at
the door. Members are $10 and
non-members are $15. Call 386-
867-1998 with any questions. If
you are interested in becoming
a member of Columbia County
Builder's Association contact
Kathryn Peterson at 754-0417 or
Lynda Yeany at 867-1998.

Wednesday, Jan. 12
Lake City Newcomers
Regular Meeting
The regular monthly meeting
of the Lake City Newcomers is
11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Guangdong
Chinese Restaurant. Luncheon
cost is $10. All members, guests
and friends along with any new-
comers to the area are welcome.
Lake City Police Chief Argatha
Gilmore is the speaker. Call 752-
4552 or 755-4051.

Thursday, Jan. 13
Medicaid workshop
A free Medicaid workshop is
10 a.m. Jan. 13 in the Lifestyle
Enrichment Center. Teresa Byrd
Morgan of Morgan Law Center
for Estate & Legacy Planning
will expel the myths and expand
the opportunities with Medicaid
Planning. The LEC is located
at 628 S.E. Allison Court. To
attend, please call Shana Miller
at 386-755-1977.

Monday, Jan. 17
MLK Parade
The Northeast Florida
Leadership Council is hosting its
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Parade 10 am. Jan. 17 beginning
at DOT. All participants are asked
to call Ron 623-0468, Gwen 623-
3779 or Audre 344-9915.

c~C` :7'l~ ~ i'l


Enjoying coffee, the view and the weather in Lake City
Tom Sweet (left) and Jim Hodges enjoy their coffee on the Lake Montgomery dock Thursday morning. 'I came
here from North Dakota. I'm absolutely loving the weather,' Hodges said. 'This is an early spring right now.'

Friday, Jan. 21
Antique Show and Sale
Pilot Club of Jacksonville
is hosting its 62nd annual
Charities Antique Show and
Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan.
21 and 22, and from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Jan. 23. The event
takes place at the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds Expo Center
located at 510 Fairgrounds Place
in Jacksonville. Admission is 10
dollars per person, and parking
is free. For advance tickets, call

Composite Squadron meeting
Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron Civil Air Patrol.
Meets 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.
For more information, please call
Maj. Grant Meadows, (386)365-

Bridge Club meeting
The Social Duplicate Bridge
Club meets from 1 to 5 p.m.
every fourth Monday at the
LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628
SE Allison Ct. Call 755-0235.

Weight loss support
group meets
The Thinner Me Weight Loss
Surgery Support Group holds
meetings at 7 p.m. on the first
and third Monday of every

month in the Classrooms at Lake
City Medical Center. Meetings are
for people that have had weight
loss surgery, contemplating sur-
gery or just trying to lose weight
on their own. E-mail thethin- or call (386)
288-9153 and leave a message.

MS support group to meet
An MS support group
meets every third Monday of
the month, at the Lake City
Columbia County Historical
Museum, 157 SE Hernando Ave.
Call Karen Cross at (386) 755-
2950 or Jane Joubert at (386)
755-5099 for more information.

Geri Actors
The Geri Actors at the
LifeStyle Enrichment Center are
looking for members. Meetings
are 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday. Anyone retired and
interested in becoming an actor
or actress is invited. Call Frank
at 752-8861.

Domestic violence
support group to meet
A support group for survivors
of domestic violence meets at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Child care is
provided. Call Another Way at
(386) 719-2700.

UF Master Gardeners
are available
The University of Florida
Master Gardeners are at the
Columbia County Extension

Office from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday. They answer garden-
ing questions and conduct soil
pH tests free of charge. Call
(386) 752-5384, or stop at the
UF/IFAS Extension Office at the
Columbia County fairgrounds for
more information.

Lake City Lions to meet
The Lake City Lions meet at 7.
p.m. Tuesday, at the Guangdong
restaurant, in the Lake City Mall.
Call Truett George at (386) 497-
2050 or Marshall Barnard at
(386) 497-3536 for more informa-

Square Dancing
The Dixie Dancers weekly'
dance is held at 6:30 p.m.
every Tuesday at Teen Town
Community Center. The group
does square and round dancing.
Couples 12 and older are wel-
come. Call (386)497-2834.

Domestic violence support
group to meet
A support group for survivors
of domestic violence meets at
5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The
location is for them alone. Child
care is provided. Call Another
Way at (386) 719-2700 for more



Habitat for Humanity to meet Downtown to meet

Habitat for Humanity will
meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday
of every month, at Lake City
Medical Center. Call Audre' J.
Washington at (386) 344-9915 for
more information.

The Rotary Club of Lake City
Downtown meets at 7:15 a.m.
each Wednesday, in the Lifestyle
Enrichment Center, 628 SE
Allison Court. Call (386) 755-
7969 for more information.


Lorilla Virginia Sayre
Lorilla Virginia Sayre Shiver
Services for Lorilla Virginia
Sayre Shiver of Thomasville are
at 3 p.m., Jan. 2, 2011 at Faith
Baptist Church on Pavo Road.
Pastor Kevin Odom will offici-
ate and interment is in Sunset
Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers
are Chris Roberts, Clint Boone,
Cliff Boone, James Rollins Josh-
ua Griffin, Vince Robinson and
Frank Fleming. Mrs. Shiver died
Dec. 27, at Glenn-Mor Nurs-
ing Home. Born July 29, 1926,
in Cinncinati, Ohio, she was
a daughter of the late Robert
F. Sayre, M.D., retired captain
U.S. Air Corps and Orilla Ruck-
man. She was married to the late
John E. Shiver. A graduate of
Florida State Women's College,
she was a draftsman at Jinright
& Ryan and worked for Osceola
National Forest. She was of the
Baptist faith. Survivors include
daughters, Diane Roberts (Ron-
ald) of Thomasville, Jeanette
Boone (Charles) of Lake City,
Fla., Ginger Shiver (Doug) of
Ontario, Nancy Castro of Dum-
fries, Va.; brother, Malcom
Sayre M.D. (Ruth) of Weeki
Wachee, Fla.; 14 grandchildren;
numerous great-grandchildren;

nieces and nephews; and sister-
in-law, Sandra Sayre of Dade
City, Fla. She was preceded in
death by a brother, 1st Lt. David
Sayre; grandson Ben Boone; and
grandmother, Gladys Clineman
Sayre Shiver. The family will
receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.,
Saturday at WHIDDON-SHIV-
of flowers memorials may be
made to the Osceola National
Forest, P.O. Box 70, Olustee,
Fla. 32072 Visitors may sign
the online guest register at www.
whiddonshiverfuneralhome. com
Raymond Smith
Raymond E. Smith (Smitty)
was called home by our Lord
on December 30, 2010 sur-
rounded by his loving wife
and son at his residence.
He was born in Bangor, Maine to
Lynwood and Hazel Smith. He
joined the navy, which brought
him to Jacksonville, where he
met the love of his life, his wife
of41 years Joann Phillips Smith.
After his military time he owned
several businesses intheJackson-
ville and Valdosta, Ga, area. His
last employment was with Jack
Nelson's Lincoln, Mercury and
Alpha Motors of Brunswick, Ga.
Mr. Smith had been ill the past
18 years where he had remained

home under the loving care of his
wife and very devoted son Jack.
He is survived by his beloved
family, wife Joann, son Jack,
daughters Roilea Maddox (Bill),
Frances Daniel, Regina Price
(Charles) and Deborah Perdew.
Grandchildren Chris Cayanas
(Jennifer), Karen Cayanas, Trav-
is Smith (Lindsay), Mihija Dan-

iel, Melissa Munger (Dan), Kym
Paldin (Brian), 5 great grandchil-
dren, one brother Orrin Smith
and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his oldest
son Jerry A. Smith, brother Don-
ald and sister Lorraine Adams.
He was affiliated with Mara-
natha Baptist Church, DAV,
and the American Legion.

A visitation will be held from 6-
8pm, Monday January 3, 2011 at
Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills
Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns
Bluff Rd., Jacksonville. Funeral
Service will be held at 11am,
Tuesday January 4, 2011 at
Maranatha Baptist Church with
Pastor Richard Simmons of-
ficiating. Interment will follow

in Memorial Cemetery, Lake
City, FI with military honors.
Words of comfort may be shared
with the family at www.hard-
age-giddenschapelhills. com.

Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 7y2-1293.

* To submit your Community
Calendar item, contact Antonia
Robinson at 754-0425 or by
e-mail at arobinson@

Leads Club #1 meeting
The Columbia County
Chamber Leads Club #1
meets 8 a.m. every first and
third. Tuesday at Holiday Inn
& Suites Lake City. Leads
Clubs are dynamic groups of
Chamber partners who meet
bi-monthly to exchange busi-
ness leads and ideas with fel-
low business professionals. Call

Prostate cancer support
A support group for prostate'
cancer patients and survivors
will be held at 7 p.m. on the sec-
ond Tuesday of every month, at
Lake City Medical Center. Call
Ron Peacock at (386) 365-1359
for more information.

LEC Photography Club meets
The LifeStyle Enrichment
Center Photography Club meets
from 2 to 4 p.m. every second
Tuesday. Call 755-0235.

Senator office hours monthly
Legislative staff for State
Senator Steve Oelrich (R-
Gainesville) will hold
monthly office hours the
third Tuesday of each month
from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. in
the County Commission
Conference Room and from
2 4 p.m. in the Fort White
Town Hall. Persons interest-
ed in meeting with staff may
set an appointment time by
calling (352)375-3555 or walk-
ins are welcomed.

Community Traffic Safety
Team meeting
The Columbia Community
Traffic Safety Team meets
the third Tuesday of each
month at 10 a.m. at the FDOT
Operations Complex, 710 NW
Lake Jeffery Road. The Team
discusses traffic hazards and
issues on all roads in Columbia
County. Call the FDOT Public
Information Office for more
information at 758-3714.

NARFE monthly meeting
The NARFE meetings from
1-2 p.m. every third Tuesday at
the LifeStyle Enrichment Center,
628 SE Allison Ct. Contact
Miriam Stanford at 755-0907.

Rntarv Cluh of Lake City




City Clerk


Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424


Saturday, January 1, 201 I




Carlton McPeak


story ever


Bible all
about? What
story does it
tell? How is
it put together?
Reading some parts of
the Bible may cause confu-
sion until further study is
conducted. There are parts
that seem to repeat each
other for example 1 and 2
Kings and First and Second
Chronicles or parts of the
prophets. However, the
Bible tells one story; how
God will reconcile mankind
back to himself because of
their sins.
Spanning 1,400 years, 40
different authors wrote the
66 "books" that make up the
Bible. They lived on differ-
ent continents with differ-
ent occupations. However,
everything they wrote har-
So how is the Bible orga-
iaere are two major divi-
sions; the Old Testament
and the New Testament
The Old Testament, writ-
ten as an example for us
(Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians
10:6-11), has four differ-
ent sections: 'The Law of
Moses" (Genesis through
Deuteronomy); the his-
tory of the Israelite nation
(Joshua through Esther);
the poetry section (Job
through Song of Solomon);
and "The Prophets" (Isaiah
through Malachi).
There are three sections
in the New Testament the
Gospels (Matthew through
John); the establishing of
the church (Acts); and the
"Epistles" (Romans through
The Old Testament tells
us how God formed a nation
through the descendants
of one man, Abraham. God
called this nation Israel, in
honor of Abraham's grand-
son. Beginning with how
the Israelites left Egypt,
the story continues with
how they wandered in the
wilderness for 40 years,
conquered the "promise
land;" were ruled by judges
and then were united by
a king. Following King
Solomon's reign, the nation
was divided into a northern
and southern kingdom. As
punishment for their idola-
trous worship the northern
kingdom was taken into
captivity, and a century and
a half later, for the same rea-
son, the southern kingdom
also was taken into captivity.
After 70 years in captivity,
they were brought back to
their homeland to rebuild
their nation.
In the New Testament it
is revealed how God expects
every person in the world to
be a member of a spiritual
nation. The Gospels tell us
about the life of the "king"
of this nation. The book
of Acts tells us how His
"delegates" spread His mes-
sage and built His nation.
The "Epistles" tell how the
citizens of this nation are to
Reading this book would
be a great challenge for the
New Year. The Bible con-
tains a wonderful story, the
grandest story ever written.
Putting into practice the
things of this book will give
you eternal happiness.

* Carlton G. McPeak is an
evangelist working in 'I-
Lake City area. All Scriptural
quotations are from the New
American Standard Bible,
Holman Bible Publishers,
unless otherwise stated.

Tibetan monks attempt to master

science through Emory in Atlanta

Associated Press

M unching
on pizza.
Posting on
out with friends on week-
Some of the new-
est students at Emory
University's student body
may act like typical college
kids, but there's a key dif-
ference: They're Tibetan
monks sent by the Dalai
Lama to the United States
to learn science.
Wearing the traditional
crimson robes and closely
shorn heads of Tibetan
monastics, the six men
- most in their 30s are
taking physics, biology
and chemistry classes.with
hopes of returning to
Tibetan monasteries in
India to teach science to
other monks and nuns.
It's the first established
program for Tibetan monks
from India to train at a
Western university, said
Geshe Lhakdor, director
of the Library of Tibetan
Works and Archives in
'They are pioneers," he
said in a recent interview
while visiting Atlanta
The program is the new-
est evolution of the Emory-
Tibet Science Initiative,
which is helping the Dalai
Lama with his goal of train-
ing monastics for the 21st
century. Monks and nuns
are masters of the mind
through the practice of
ancient traditions, but they
must also master modern
concepts of science and
technology, the exiled
Tibetan spiritual leader said
in a recent visit to Emory.
'The monastic institution
is traditionally the learn-
ing center, so we must put
science in this institution,"
said the Dalai Lama. "Even
Buddha himself said 'All
my followers shouldn't

In this Nov. 20 photo, Tibetan monks Thabkhe Lo (right) and Lodoe Sangpo put their robes back
on after playing tennis with Emory University freshman Dylan Kady (left) in Atlanta. Some of the
newest additions to Emory University's student body may have adopted some of the behaviors
of typical college kids, but one key difference separates them from their classmates: They're
Tibetan monks sent by the Dalai Lama to the United States to leam science.

accept my teachers out of
faith, but out of constant
For the monks, the year
spent at Emory in Atlanta
means long hours sitting
in classes conducted in a
language they struggle with
and terms they've never
studied before. Try explain-
ing the concept of pho-
tosynthesis a process
where plants turn carbon
dioxide into oxygen with
the help of sunlight to
someone who has never
even heard of a chemical
"My mother wasn't
happy about my com-
ing here," said Ngawang
Norbu, 36, who is from
Bylakuppe, the largest
Tibetan settlement in India.
"But when I told her it was
part of His Holiness' vision,
she was very happy. I'm
taking a small step toward
fulfilling his wishes."
Each morning the
monks wake up early to
meditate in their bedrooms
before heading to classes,
meetings with professors
or English tutoring ses-

sions. They cook meals at
their off-campus apartment
to save money and shop
together at Indian food mar-
kets and the dollar store.
In their free time, the
monks pore over their les-
sons, revise homework,
watch science teachings in
English on YouTube and
play sports with Emory
classmates. Some of the
monks listen to the Dalai
Lama's teachings on mp3
players on the way to class
or watch videos of the spiri-
tual leader online.
Dylan Kady, 18, an
Emory freshman from
Holland, Penn., invited the
monks to play tennis a few
times during the semester
and took a freshman semi-
nar class with two of them.
"I asked if they had
shorts and shirts to wear,"
said Kady, who is on the
Emory tennis team. "The
only time they would take
their robes off was on ten-
nis court They would wear
them onto the court and
then take them off, play in
shorts and shirts, and then
put their robes right back

The monks use
Facebook as a way to con-
nect with classmates at
Emory and keep up with
their fellow monks and
nuns lfack home. Some
of the monks had to take
a crash course in using a
computer when they got to
campus because they don't
have much access to tech-
nology at the monasteries.
"In the monastery, we
don't use the Internet that
much," said monk Kunjo
Baiji, 30, adding that the
connection is slow and
undependable in India.
The Emory-Tibet
Partnership hopes to
bring a handful of monks
and nuns to campus
each year to take science
The relationship
between Emory and Tibet
began in 1991 when for-
mer Tibetan monk Geshe
Lobsang Negi moved to
Atlanta with the blessings
of the Dalai Lama to estab-
lish the Drepung Loseling
Institute, a Buddhist mon-
astery and learning cen-

ter near campus. Slowly
a partnership began
to evolve, and in 1998,
the university formally
launched the Emory-Tibet
Three years ago, Emory
professors published a
general science textbook
translated into Tibetan.
They travel each year to
Dharamsala, India, home
of the Dalai Lama's head-
quarters, to teach science
to monks and nuns.
And dozens of Emory
students go to Dharamsala
annually to study at the
Institute of Buddhist
Dialectics, where the Dalai
Lama is the founder and a
top teacher.
"I'm constantly amazed
itfs gotten as far as it has,"
said Arri Eisen, an Emory
professor who teaches in
Dharamsala each year and
has monks in his biology
classes in Atlanta. "A lot of
it is the sheer energy or
power of His Holiness. He
has this way of envisioning
things and making them
happen and inspiring peo-
ple to make them happen."
The Dalai Lama, the
winner of the 1989 Nobel
Peace Prize, has talked
of mixing science and
mathematics training into
monastic life for years but
wasn't able to do it until
Emory developed curricu-
lum in the monks' native
There have been chal-
lenges: professors well
versed in evolution are
looking for ways to explain
the theory to monks who
believe in reincarnation
and translators have had
to develop new Tibetan
words to describe some
scientific concepts that
don't exist in Eastern tra-
"I was very happy when
I heard I could come
here," said Sherub Tenzin,
33, one of the monks who
fled Tibet for India when
he was 19. "In India, we
cannot learn science like

US Muslims show strength as consumers

Associated Press

- In the ballroom of an
upscale hotel a short train
ride from New York, adver-
tisers, food industry execu-
tives and market research-
ers mingled the men in
dark suits, the women in
headscarves and Western
dress. Chocolates made
according to Islamic dietary
laws were placed at each
The setting was the
Conference, which aimed to
promote Muslims as a new
market segment for U.S.
companies. While corpo-
rations have long catered

"We are not saying,'Support us.' But we want them
to understand what our values are."

Faisal Masood
Wall Street executive

to Muslim communities in
Europe, businesses have
only tentatively started to
follow suit in the U.S. and
they are doing so at a time
of intensified anti-Muslim
feeling that companies
worry could hurt them, too.
American Muslims seeking
more acknowledgment in
the marketplace argue that
businesses have more to
gain than lose by reaching
out to the community.
There are signs the
industry is stirring: Faisal

Masood, aWall Street execu-
tive who organized the gath-
ering, had attracted only 200
or so attendees when he
started the event last year.
This year, he had to close
registration at 400 to keep
from going over capacity.
"We are not saying,
'Support us,'" said Masood,
a graduate of the University
of Illinois, Chicago, and man-
agement consultant "But
we want them to understand
what our values are."
The worldwide market for

Islamically permitted goods,
called halal, has grown to
more than half a billion
dollars annually. Ritually
slaughtered meat is a main-
stay, but the halal industry
is much broader, including
foods and seasoning that
omit alcohol, pork products
and other forbidden ingredi-
ents, along with cosmetics,
finance and clothing.
Corporations have been
courting immigrant Muslim
communities in Europe
for several years. Nestle,

for example, has about 20
factories in Europe with
halal-certified production
lines and advertises to
Western Muslims through
its marketing campaign
called 'Taste of Home."
Nestle plans to increase its
ethnic and halal offerings in
Europe in coming years.
In the United States,
iconic American companies
such as McDonald's (which
already has a popular halal
menu overseas) and Wal-
Mart have entered the halal
arena. In August, the nat-
ural grocery giant Whole
Foods began selling its
first nationally distributed
halal food product fro-
zen Indian entrees called
Saffron Road.


Church Revival

The First Full Gospel Church
holds a week-long revival starting
at 7 p.m. nightly, from Jan. 3 Jan.
7. Evangelist Greg Roberts will be
speaking the entire week at the
church located at the corner of
Washington Street and Jones Way.
For more information call 386-754-

Saturday, Jan. 8
Prayer Breakfast
Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church and the Pastor's Care

Committee present the Words
of Worship and Praise Prayer
Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 8. Tickets
are $10 per person for the break-
fast, and featured speaker Rev.
Marie Herring will be bringing a
message. For more information
call Marilyn at 352-318-3441.

Every Tuesday
Greater Visions hosts
addiction support group
Greater Visions Support Group
hosts a faith-based addictions
support group at 7 p.m. every
Tuesday in the fellowship hall of
Christ Central Ministries, 217 SW
Duval Ave. The group provides

spiritual and emotional support
in a non-judgmental setting. Call

Free Biblical counseling
is available
Free Biblical counseling is avail-
able at Hopeful Baptist Church.
Many are struggling with prob-
lems including marital, financial,
communication, emotional, spiri-
tual and addiction. To make an
appointment, call (386) 752-4135
between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Every Thursday
English and literacy classes

Free English speaking and liter-
acy classes provided by Columbia
County School District's Career
and Adult Education Program is
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday
at Unity of God Ministries, Inc. in
Wellborn. Activities for children
will be provided. Call (386) 755-
8190. The church is located at
12270 County Road 137.

Submit Church Notes items in
writing no later than 5p. m. Monday
the week prior to an event by e-mail
to arobinson@lakecityreporter.
com, fax to (386) 752-9400 or
drop-off at 180 E. Duval St., Lake
City. Call (386) 754-0425 with
questions. Church Notes run as
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need reassurance and guidance. Don't wait for the

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144 SE Montrose Ave. 752-4274
Sunday School 10 AM '
Sun. Mom.Worship 11AM
Sunday Eve. 6PM
Wed Prayer Meenng 7 jI PM
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Directions & Times 755-1320
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Sunday School 9:45 AM
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Sunday School 9:45 AM
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Holy Eucharist
Sun. 8 & 10AM
Wednesday: 5:15pm
Priest: The Rev. MichaelArmstrong
Deacon:The Rev, limmie Hunsinger
Director ofMusic, Dr. Alfonso Levy

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Sunday Services 9:30AM
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Christian Education Hour
For all ages r lo 45.1AM
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Pastor: CraigHenderson
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Pastor: Dr. Roy A. Martin.
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Sunday Celebration 10:30 AM
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Miller says he's
ending legal fight
Republiun Joe Miller
is ending his fight over
Alaska's I .S. Senate seat,
concedin the race to his
bitter ri- .1, incumbent Sen.
Lisa M :kowski.
Miller's decision,
announced Friday at
a news conference in
Anchorage, comes one
day after the state certified
Murkowski as the winner.
He had the option of
appealing a federal judge's
ruling or lodging a formal
contest to the election
results. While he said he
believes he is right about
the law, he said it was
"very unlikely" an appeals
court would side with him
and that he had to accept
"practical realities."
Ultimately, Miller said,
"the courts have spoken."
Three courts ruled
against Miller, who argued
the state's handling of the
election and vote count for
Murkowski was not in line
with the law.

400-year-old pipes
unearthed in Va.
Archeologists at
Jamestown have unearthed
a trove of tobacco pipes
personalized for a who's
who of early 17th century
colonial and British elites,
underscoring the impor-
tance of tobacco to North
America's first permanent
English settlement.
The white clay pipes
actually, castoffs likely
rejected during manufac-
turing were crafted
between 1608 and 1610 and
bear the names of English
politicians, social leaders,
explorers, officers of the
Virginia Company that
financed the settlement and
governors of the Virginia
colony. Archeologists also
found equipment used to
make the pipes.
Researchers believe the
pipes recovered from a
well in James Fort were
made to impress investors
and the political elite with
the financial viability of the
settlement. They are likely
the rejects that failed to
survive the ceramic firing
process in a kiln.
The find comprises more
than 100 pipes or frag-
ments. More than a dozen
are stamped with diaqiond
shapes and inscribed
with the names or initials
of luminaries including
explorer Sir Walter Raleigh,
who dispatched the colo-
nists to the territory he
named Virginia. He also is
credited with popularizing
tobacco in England and is
said to have smoked a pipe
just before being executed
for treason in 1618.

Standoff with
gunmen ends
- A standoff at a subur-
ban Houston bank where
two masked gunmen took
seven hostages and three
other people hid in a closet
ended peacefully Friday
after a negotiation of more
than four hours.
The last two hostages
and the second suspect
inside the Chase Bank
branch left the building
about 4 p.m., Pearland
Police Lt. Onesmio Lopez
Lopez called the removal
of the last gunman, accom-
plished with the help of a
diversionary device that
simulated gunfire, a suc-
cessful end to a long day
for negotiators.
"They talked him out,"
he said. Also at the end,

police brought out three
bank employees who had
been hiding in a closet.
Lopez said police knew that
the employees were hiding
but never mentioned it'pub-
licly to ensure their safety.
Five hostages, including
the bank manager, came
out earlier, as did the first
* Associated Press

Adventure, spontaneity not part

of Obama's vacation vocabulary

Associated Press

There are those
who crave
adventure and
during their
vacations. Then, there's
President Barack Obama.
More than a week into
his Hawaiian holiday,
Obama is proving to be a
creature of habit, seeking
refuge in the comfort and
consistency of a familiar
The president's itiner-
ary during his annual trip
to Oahu, the island where
he was born and mostly
raised, is downright pre-
He's almost certain to
spend his mornings work-
ing out at Marine Corps
Base Hawaii. A leisurely
dinner with friends and
family at Alan Wong's
Restaurant, an award-win-
ner in the neighborhood
where Obama grew up, is
a yearly tradition. And a
guaranteed place to spot
the president is at Island
Snow, a shop near his
rented oceanfront home,
where he treats daugh-
ters, Malia and Sasha, to
shave ice, the Hawaiian
version of the snow cone.
So, doesn't the presi-
dent ever want to mix
things up a bit, maybe go
somewhere new?
Not really, says White
House spokesman Bill
Burton, who is with the
president in Hawaii.
"Like most Americans,
the president knows what
he likes in his own home-
town," Burton said. "He's
been going to a lot of
these places since he was
a very young child and
they hold an important
place in his life."

".iw;i..- t"r I
In this Dec. 27 file photo, President Barack Obama, his daughter Malia (second from right)
and family and friends eat Hawaiian shave ice at Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while

on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii.
Of course, things have
changed since the days
when Obama lived here
with his grandparents and
scooped ice cream at a
Baskin Robbins. The plan-
ning of any presidential
movement makes a truly
spontaneous stop nearly
impossible. Advance
teams scope out all poten-
tial destinations ahead
of Obama's arrival, and
Secret Service agents
have to sign off on secu-
That means no more
walks in the park or

swimming at public
beaches. The Obamas
now spend their beach
time at Pyramid Rock,
a secluded spot on the
marine base, and snorkel
only at Hanauma Bay
on Tuesday, when the
nature preserve is closed
to the public. There are
also no more rounds of
golf at Olomana, a course
next to a busy highway
where Obama played
when he was an Illinois
senator. He instead opts to
play at the course on base
or at the more secluded

Mid Pacific Country Club.
Another familiar ele-
ment of Obama's Hawaiian
vacations is the small
circle of friends and family
he surrounds himself with
while he's here. His sister,
Maya Soetoro-Ng, lives
on Oahu with her family.
Marty Nesbitt and Eric
Whitaker, two of Obama's
friends from Chicago join
him here for the holidays,
as do childhood friends
Mike Ramos and Bobby
Titcomb's house on
Oahu's North Shore has

also become a regular
stop for the president.
Obama attended a bar-
becue there Thursday,
with his 20-car motorcade
making the hour-long trip
across the length of the
While Obama's trips
here still generate excite-
ment, some Hawaii resi-
dents would like to see the
president more engaged
with the community.
"I know security and
logistics can be a chal-
lenge, but I would love
to see him visit a couple
of neighborhoods," said
Eve Proenca, who lives in
Honolulu's Kaimuki area.
"Just because'we're in
Hawaii and it's paradise
doesn't mean it's paradise
for everyone," said Mike
Irvine, who has lived
in Honolulu since 1985.
"Going to a black church
or maybe a homeless shel-
ter would be a big deal."
Obama's desire for
consistency and familiar-
ity during his vacations is
nothing new for occupants
of the Oval Office. Ronald
Reagan frequently retreat-
ed to his mountaintop
ranch near Santa Barbara,
Calif., spending more
than a year there over the
course of his presidency.
George H.W. Bush sought
sanctuary at his ocean-
front home in Maine, and
his son, George W. Bush,
rarely left his sprawling
ranch during trips to
Crawford, Texas.
Former President Bill
Clinton was the rare excep-
tion. He was often spotted
jogging, sailing and dining
out during summer trips
to Martha's Vineyard. And
with no vacation home of
his own, Clinton varied his
destinations, traveling to
Jackson Hole, Wyo., golfing
on Amelia Island, Fla., and
skiing in Park City, Utah.

No pardon for outlaw Billy the Kid

Associated Press

- The rehabilitation of
Billy the Kid lies dead in
the dust.
In one of his last offi-
cial acts or non-acts
- before leaving office,
New Mexico's governor
refused to pardon the Old
West outlaw Friday for one
of the many murders he
committed before he was
gunned down in 1881.
Gov. Bill Richardson
cited ambiguity surround-
ing the pledge of a pardon

130 years ago as the rea-
"I felt I could not rewrite
history," Richardson told
The Associated Press, hours
after announcing his deci-
sion on ABC's "Good
Morning America" on his
last day in office.
The prospect of a pardon
for the notorious frontier
figure drew international
attention .to New Mexico,
centering on whether New
Mexico territorial governor
Lew Wallace promised Billy
the Kid a pardon in return
for testifying about killings
he witnessed.

This undated file ferrotype
picture is believed to depict
William Bonney, also known
as Billy the Kid, circa 1880.

Richardson concluded
Wallace did make a deal,
"but it's uncertain why he

did not keep his promise,"
said the former U.N. ambas-
sador and Democratic presi-
dential candidate. He said
he could not pardon Billy
the Kid given that ambigu-
ity and the fact he killed two
deputies when he escaped
in April 1881 from the
Lincoln County jail, where
he was awaiting hanging for
the 1878 killing of Sheriff
William Brady.
A pardon document
was even drafted, "but in
the end, I didn't use it,"
said Richardson, adding
that he didn't decide until
Thursday night.

The proposed pardon
covered only the killing of
Brady, and not the deaths
of the deputies or any
other killings, According
to legend, Billy the Kid
killed 21 people, although
the New Mexico Tourism
Department puts the total
closer to nine.
He was shot to death
by Sheriff Pat Garrett
in .July 1881. Garrett's
grandson, J.P Garrett, of
Albuquerque, sent an e-
mail to The Associated
Press: "Yea! No pardon!
Looks like it will be a great
new year!"

Mexico cites La Familia cartel's breakdown

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY Mexico's fed-
eral' police said Friday that the
once-fearsome La Familia drug
cartel has been "completely dis-
membered" and has broken down
into small groups that commit rob-
beries to pay their members.
The cartel has dominated crime
in the western state of Michoacan
for several years, making money
by trafficking methamphet-
amines and extorting protection
money from businesses. It has
also become known for its bloody
ambushes of federal police.
La Familia has been thrown into
disarray, however by the recent
arrest and deaths of top members,
including cartel leader Nazario
Moreno, nicknamed 'The Craziest
One," who was killed in a shootout
with police on Dec. 9.
"Following the death of Nazario,
the Familia Michoacana, as we
know it, has been completely dis-
membered," federal police official
Luis Cardenas Palomino told a
news conference as he announced
the arrest of another La Familia
leader: Francisco LopezVillanueva,
known as "El Bigotes," or "The
"What are left are little groups

In this photo taken Dec. 6, police officers stand by train tracks near the site
of a vehicle that was abandoned by men suspected of having shot and killed
two police officers in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Ciudad Juarez has experienced its most violent year, topping 3,000 murders
by mid-December.

that are isolated and complete-
ly disorganized," Cardenas
Palomino said. "They have been
committing bank robberies and
robbing businesses to'get money.
... This makes them more vulner-
In a series of banners strung

across roadways in Michoacan
earlier this week, however, the
gang has denied it is responsible
for a recent wave of robberies in
the state.
"They say it was La Familia
Michoacana, they want to blame
us," read the banners. "Don't

be deceived. The federal police
came to rob, humiliate and kill
our people."
The cartel has demanded that
federal police leave the state
because of alleged abuses against
civilians. La Familia depicts itself
as the protector of Michoacan
residents, and common robber-
ies would clash with the image
the gang tries to cultivate.
The cartel offered to cease its
activities if federal police agree
to protect Michoacan against La
Familia's rivals, the Zetas gang.
Government officials said they
would not negotiate with any
drug cartels.
Lopez Villanueva, arrested
Thursday, was responsible for
some of the recent bank robber-
ies, police said. They said he was
a former Zeta the two gangs
were once allies before he went
over to La Familia.
He was also unusual, Cardenas
Palomino said, because he was a
native of neighboring Guerrero
state, not Michoacan. The cartel
prides itself on a membership of
Michoacan natives.
Further to the north on Friday,
a group of armed men shot to
death four employees and two cus-
tomers at a car wash in the Pacific
coast city of Mazatlan.

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Saturday, lanuary I, 201 I

Section B

Florida State slays another dragon

Seminoles add defeat
of South Carolina to
turnaround season.
Associated Press
ATLANTA EJ Manuel threw
a fourth-quarter touchdown pass
to stop a South Carolina rally and
lead Florida State to a 26-17 vic-
tory over the turnover-plagued
Gamecocks in the Chick-fil-A
Bowl on Friday night.
Chris Thompson ran for 147
yards and a touchdown and Dustin
Hopkins kicked four field goals

for the No. 23 Seminoles (10-4),
who reached 10 wins for the first
time since 2003. Hopkins tied his
own school record for a bowl, and
the four field goals also matched
the Chick-fil-A Bowl record.
Manuel took over for senior
quarterback Christian Ponder,
who left early in the second quar-
ter with a concussion. No. 19
South Carolina lost running back
Marcus Lattimore when he was
hit hard on the Gamecocks' first
South Carolina (9-5), which
was seeking its first 10-win sea-
son since 1984, committed five
turnovers. Stephen Garcia threw

three first-half interceptions and
Lattimore and Alshon Jeffery lost
fumbles to leave the Gamecocks
trailing 16-3 in the third quarter.
Garcia recovered to lead two
long touchdown drives that
trimmed Florida State's lead to
19-17 before Manuel answered
with the 7-yard scoring pass to
Taiwan Easterling.
Florida State cornerback Greg
Reid, whose hits caused the fum-
bles by Lattimore and Jeffery,
deflected a fourth-down pass by
Garcia with 3:23 remaining.
Garcia completed 19 of 34 pass-
es for 243 yards and also scored
on a nifty play in the third. On a

third-down play from the Florida
State 3, Garcia threw a screen
pass to Ace Sanders, who threw
back across the field to Garcia
alone in the right side of the end
The Seminoles answered with
Hopkins' fourth field goal, from
45 yards, to push the lead to nine.
Hopkins also kicked four field
goals in the Seminoles' Gator
Bowl win over West Virginia to
end the 2009 season.
Garcia responded by leading
a 79-yard drive, capped by Brian
Maddox's 7-yard TD run that
made it 19-17. Garcia helped set
up the score with a 29-yard pass

to Jeffery.
Reid's hit on Lattimore knocked
the freshman out of the game
with an injury announced as a cut
to his mouth. But South Carolina
coach Steve Spurrier said after
the game that Lattimore also had
"a little bit of a concussion" and
was taken to a hospital.
Linebacker Kendall Smith
picked up the fumble after Reid's
hit and returned it 46 yards as
Lattimore remained on his back.
Trainers hurried off the sideline
to surround Lattimore before the
play ended.
The lost fumble was the first of
Lattimore's career.


South Florida's Sampson Genus (62) hands the trophy to his teammates as they celebrate
their 31-26 win over Clemson in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday.

South Florida beats Clemson

Associated Press
- B.J. Daniels threw two
touchdowns passes and
ran for a third and South
Florida finished coach Skip
Holtz's first season with a
31-26 victory over Clemson
on Friday in the Meineke
Mo Plancher also ran
for a score for the Bulls
(8-5), who took control after
Tigers quarterback Kyle
Parker'left at halftime with
broken ribs. South Florida

secured its fifth straight
eight-win season and earned
its first bowl win over a
team from a BCS automatic-
qualifying league.
Parker's final football
game before embarking
on a baseball career ended
abruptly when broke ribs,
when tackled near the goal
line at the end of the second
Backup Tajh Boyd was
picked off by JaQuez
Jenkins on the first play
of the fourth. His 48-yard
return set up Daniels'
8-yard TD run to make it

31-13 and gave the Tigers
(6-7) their first losing
season in 11 years.
It was a triumphant return
to North Carolina for Holtz,
who left East Carolina in
January to take over South
Florida after coach Jim
Leavitt's surprise firing left
a divided locker room.
After a slow start, the
Bulls finished with wins
in five of their last seven
games and gave the belea-
guered Big East a 3-1 bowl
BULLS continued on 2B

Irish smiling

Notre Dame rolls
over Miami in
Sun Bowl, 33-17.
Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas A far-
from-perfect first season as
Notre Dame coach could
not have ended much bet-
ter for Brian Kelly and his
Fighting Irish.
Freshman Tommy Rees
passed for 201 yards and
two touchdowns to Michael
Floyd as Notre Dame beat
Miami 33-17 in the Sun
Bowl on Friday, making
Kelly the first Fighting
Irish coach to win a bowl
game in his first season.
The Irish started 1-3
under Kelly and consecu-
tive October losses to Navy
and Tulsa left them in pre-
carious position to even get
bowl eligible. But Notre
Dame finished with four
straight victories against
Utah, Army, Southern
California and Miami that
should buoy hopes for the
future of the program.
"Clearly, we are gaining
a lot of confidence," Kelly
said. "We've beaten some
good football teams late
in the year as we've come
together and found our
identity. It's going to taste
a whole 16t better in the
offseason talking about a
After a 20-year break,
it was all Irish in the lat-
est installment of a sto-
ried rivalry that became
known during the 1980s as
Catholics versus Convicts.
Notre Dame (8-5)
reached the end zone on
three of its first four pos-
sessions. Rees tossed TD
passes of 3 and 34 yards
to Floyd and Cierre Wood

Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd (3) runs past Miami's
Ryan Hill during the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on Friday.

broke free on a 34-yard
scoring run before David
Ruffer added field goals
from 40, 50 and 19 yards.
"'It's not hard when
you're throwing the ball
to Mike," Rees said. "He's
such a great player. I knew
that if I threw it anywhere
near him he was going to
make the catch."
There were tough
moments for the Irish on
the field and off this sea-
son. The week before the
Tulsa loss at home, the
team's student videogra-
pher was killed in an acci-
dent at practice.
Against Tulsa, Notre
Dame lost quarterback
Dayne Crist to a season-
ending injury. Rees' inter-
ception in the end zone
in the final seconds sealed
the 28-27 defeat in South

Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame, howev-.
er, recovered down the
stretch, then handled
Miami (7-6) easily.
The Hurricanes trailed
30-3 going into the fourth
quarter, completing a sea-
son in which their coach
was fired with an ugly
Rees hardly looked like
a freshman, completing
15 of 29 attempts without
an interception. His per-
formance against Miami
marked the first time a
first-year starting quarter-
back at Notre Dame won a
bowl game.
Miami scored twice in
the fourth quarter when
Stephen Morris threw a
6-yard TD pass to Leonard
Hankerson and a 42-yard
TD to Tommy Streeter.

Golden day

for Knishts

Liberty Bowl win
caps best season
in UCF history.
Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Latavius Murray scored on
a 10-yard touchdown run
with 9:01 left, and Central
Florida held on to beat
Georgia 10-6 Friday in the
Liberty Bowl and cap the
best season in school histo-
ry with the program's first
postseason victory.
The Knights (11-3) had
never won more than 10

games in a season and
had lost their first three
bowl games, including
their last visit here in
2007. The Conference USA
champs made this win even
sweeter by knocking off a
Southeastern Conference
team in the process.
Georgia (6-7) snapped
a four-game bowl winning
streak with its first loss
since the 2006 Sugar Bowl.
Worse for the Bulldogs is
notching their first losing
season since going 5-6 in
The Bulldogs had the
UCF continued on 2B

---. .. 1( .

Central Florida defensive back Reggie Weams (40) intercepts a pass intended for Georgia
wide receiver Logan Gray (6) in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday.




From staff reports

Kansas City Chiefs
offensive coordinator
Charlie Weis is being pur-
sued by new University of
Florida head coach Will
Muschamp, according to
a report by ESPN's Chris
The report said
Muschamp asked the
Chiefs for permission
to speak with Weis and
is expected to offer him
the offensive coordinator
position at UE
If hired, Weis would
stay with the AFC cham-
pion Chiefs throughout
their NFL playoff run.






TV sports

I p.m.
ABC Outback Bowl, Florida vs.
Penn State, at Tampa
ESPN Capital One Bowl,Alabama
vs. Michi~n State, at Orlando
1:30 p.m.
ESPN2 Gator Bowl, Mississippi
State vs. Michigan, at Jacksonville
5:07 p.m.
ESPN Rose Bowl, Wisconsin vs.
TCU, at Pasadena, Calif.
8:37 p.m.
ESPN Fiesta Bowl, Connecticut vs.
Oklahoma, at Glendale.Ariz.
II a.m.
ESPN2 -WestVirginia at Marquette
I p.m.
NBC Winter Classic, Washington
at Pittsburgh (Heinz Field)
7:30 am.
ESPN2 Premier League, Manchester
United atWest Bromwich


NFL games

Oakland at Kansas City, I p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, I p.m.
Miami at New England, I p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, I p.m.
Carolina atAtlanta, I p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, I p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, I p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.
San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at Green Bay.4:15 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 4:15 p.m.
N.Y. Giants atWashington, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.

College bowl games

Armed Forces Bowl
Army 16, SMU 14
Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27,

Holiday Bowl
Washington 19, Nebraska 7
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
South Florida 31, Clemson 26
Sun Bowl
At El Paso,Texas
Notre Dame 33, Miami 17
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
UCF 10, Georgia 6
Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
Florida St. 26, South Carolina 17
TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech
(7-5), Noon (ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando

Michigan State (1I-I) vs. Alabama
(9-3), I p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa
Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5),
I p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville
Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State
(8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1),
5 p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale,Ariz.
Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma
(I 1-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Stanford ( I1-1) vs.VirginiaTech ( 11-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Ohio State (II-1) vs.Arkansas (10-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 6 Bowl
Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle
Tennessee (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 7
Cotton Bowl
At Arlington,Texas
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2),
8 p.m. (FOX)
Jan. 8
BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham,Ala.
Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6),
Noon (ESPN)
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada
(12-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 10
BCS National Championship
At Glendale,Ariz.
Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)


NBA schedule

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 24 7 .774 -
NewYork 18 14 .563 6'A
Philadelphia 13 19 .406 I I '
Toronto II 21 .344 13%'
New Jersey 9 24 .273 16
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 25 9 .735 -
Orlando 21 12 .636 3%
Atlanta 21 14 .600 4'A
Charlotte II 20 .355 12'A
Washington 8 23 .258 15'A
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago n 21 10 .677 -
Indiana 14 17 .452 7
Milwaukee 12 18 .400 8'A
Detroit II 21 .344 10%
Cleveland 8 24 .250 13'A

Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 28 4 .875 -
Dallas 24 7 .774 3'A
New Orleans 19 14 .576 9'
Houston 16 16 '.500 12
Memphis 14 18 .438 14

Northwest Division

Pct GB
.688 -
.433 8
.406 9
.303 12'h
.207 14'h

Oklahoma City 23 11
Utah 22 II
Denver 18 13
Portland 17 16
Minnesota 8 25
Pacific Division
L.A. Lakers 22 10
Phoenix 13 17
Golden State 13 19
L.A. Clippers 10 23
Sacramento 6 23

Friday's Games
Chicago 90, New Jersey 81
New Orleans 83, Boston 81
Golden State 96, Charlotte 95
Indiana 95,Washington 86
Houston I14,Toronto 105
Oklahoma City 103,Atlanta 94
Detroit at Phoenix (n)
Philadelphia at LA. Lakers (n)
Today's Games
Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m.
New Orleans atWashington, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio,
8:30 p.m.
Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m.
Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Indiana at New York, I p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Boston atToronto, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Houston at Portland, 9 p.m.
Phoenix at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

APTop 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 5 Syracuse vs. No. 15 Notre
Dame, 3:30 p.m.
No. 9 Georgetown vs. DePaul, I p.m.
Sunday's Games
No. I Duke vs. Miami, 7:45 p.m.
No. 3 Kansas vs. Miami (Ohio), 6 p.m.
No. 8 Villanova vs. Rutgers, I p.m.
No. 21 Memphis vs. Tennessee State,
3 p.m.
No. 23 Illinois vs.Wisconsin, 6 p.m.
No. 24Vanderbilt vs. Davidson, 5 p.m.


NHL schedule

Friday's Games
New Jersey 3,Atlanta I
Montreal 3, Florida 2, OT
Nashville 4, Minnesota I
N.Y. Islanders 4, Detroit 3, OT
Columbus 4, Ottawa 3, OT
Anaheim 5, Philadelphia 2
Vancouver 4, Dallas I
Phoenix at St. Louis (n)
Colorado at Calgary (n)
Today's Games
Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
New Carolina, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.
San Jose at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Sunday's Games
Atlanta at Montreal, I p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Dallas at St. Louis, 6 p.m.
Columbus at Nashville, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

UCF: Georgia held to 280 yards

Continued From Page 1B

ball last and converted two
fourth downs before Kemal
Ishmael knocked down
Aaron Murray's final long
throw into the end zone as
time expired.
And in an ending remi-
niscent of Thursday night's
Music City Bowl finish
to regulation, the game
seemed to be over before
it actually was. Murray's
first deep throw into the
end zone landed incomplete
and the clock appeared to
run out. But replay offi-
cials reviewed the play and
ruled the clock should have
stopped with 2 seconds left.
Players from both teams
went back to their sideline.
The Bulldogs had one
more shot to pull out the
win. Murray rolled to his


Continued From Page 1B

Holtz had insisted all
week he'd split the snaps
at quarterback between
Daniels, who had missed
the regular-season final, and
freshman walk-on Bobby
But a steady Daniels
didn't need to share the
offense, completing 20 of
27 passes for 189 yards and
an interception. He locked
up the MVP award when he
zigzagged for the decisive
score when he faked a pitch
on the option.
It was a miserable end
to a tough season for the
Tigers, who were 2-0 before
an overtime loss to No. 1
Auburn set off an avalanche
of bad news and losses.

left and heaved the ball into
the end zone, but Ishmael
knocked it to the ground
with one hand to start the
Knights' celebration.
They had to move under
cover quickly because a
storm front that caused tor-
nadoes in Arkansas hit min-
utes after the game ended.
Latavius Murray finished
with 104 yards on 18 car-
ries, but it was the Knights'
defense that pulled out this
UCF came in with C-
USA's stingiest defense and
18th best in the nation. The
Knights held Georgia to
280 yards total offense, well
below the Bulldogs' average
of 393.8. Senior captain and
two-time C-USA defensive
player of the year Bruce

Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.


Miller had 1V sacks in the
fourth quarter, including
one on the final drive.
The Bulldogs got the
ball back three times after
Murray's TD. They went
three-and-out on the first
two, and Georgia got the
ball back for the final time
with 2:20 left.
The Bulldogs also started
both halves driving down
field easily before bogging
down and settling for field
goals of 20 and 41 yards by
Blair Walsh. These teams
went to halftime tied at 3-3
after a first half in which
both wasted chances at the
end zone.
UCF finished with 241
yards on offense and
Georgia picked off fresh-
man Jeff Godfrey twice.

by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Gators hold off X-men

Associated Press

CINCINNATI Erving Walker scored
18 points, and Florida ended Xavier's
30-game home winning streak by beating
the Musketeers 71-67 on Friday.
The Gators (10-3) broke open a back-
and-forth game by going on a 13-1 run
early in the second half, then holding on
with 13-of-16 shooting from the free-throw
line in the closing minutes.
Xavier (8-4) went more than two years
without losing at the Cintas Center, the
longest home-court winning streak in
school history and the second-longest
in Division I, trailing Kansas' 66-game
streak. Twice this season, the Musketeers
went overtime and kept it going.
Terrell Holloway scored 26 for Xavier,
which went 10 minutes without a field
goal in the second half, fell behind by 15
points and made a late rally but couldn't
get closer than three.
Xavier won in Gainesville 76-64 last sea-
son, when the Gators went 0-2 against the
Atlantic 10. Florida also lost to Richmond.
The rematch was close until the second'
half, when the Gators took control while
Xavier went from 17:53 to 7:52 without a
field goal. Four Florida players finished in
double figures, helping the Gators reach
70 points for the first time in eight games.
The Gators had won games with defense
lately. They'd held opponents to an aver-
age of only 53.7 points in the last seven
The Gators' bigger and deeper front line
had its way in a tight first half that featured

League reports
Results of Lake City Bowl league
play follow.
High scratch game: 1. Lori Davis
209; 2. Mary Lobaugh 200; 3. Joyce
Hooper 169. 1. Zech Strohl 265;
2. George Mulligan 230; 3. Jim
Lobaugh 214.
High scratch series: 1. Mary
Lobaugh 526; 2. Lori Davis 503;
3. Staci Greaves 485. 1. Zech Strohl
643; 2. Mark Koppa 610; 3. George
Mulligan 597.
High handicap game: 1. Lori
Davis 250; 2. Terry Wayne 241;
3. Susie Flick 235. 1. Zech Strohl 270;
2. George Walters 251; 3. Luke Milton
High handicap series: 1. Staci
Greaves 683; 2. Pat Frazler 653;
3. Mary Lobaugh 601. 1. Jim Lobaugh
688; 2. George Mulligan 675; 3. Mark
Koppa 670.
High average: 1. Mary Lobaugh
176. 1. Zech Strohl 206.
(results from Dec. 21)
Team .standings: 1. Perky Pals (49-
27); 2. Farmers (42-34, 44,782 pins);
3. Pink Panthers (42-34, 43,722 pins).


- d'oeuvres
Joule fraction
Whale like
Ms. Zetterling
Young horse
Large fleet
Main artery
Handle, slangi-
Not outgoing
Bronze compo-
Think-tank out-
put .
Mother of Horus
Four-footed pal
"Brian's Song"

Florida forward Chandler Parsons (left) and
Xavier guard Kevin Feeney go for the ball in
the first half Friday in Cincinnati.

10 lead changes. Six-foot-10 center Vernon
Macklin repeatedly shook free for layups
and putbacks, scoring 12 to help Florida
end the half leading 31-27. Seven-foot cen-
ter Kenny Frease had 10 for Xavier.
Florida surged ahead with a 13-1 run
early in the second half. Three-pointers
by Kenny Boynton, Walker and Chandler
Parsons gave the Gators a 50-35 lead with
13:19 to go. Xavier managed only seven
free throws over a 10-minute span.


High scratch game: 1. Yvonne
Finley 192; 2. Yvonne Finley 182;
3. Louise Atwood 173. 1. Morrell
Atwood 188; 2. Earl Hayward 183;
3. Earl Hayward 180.
High scratch series: 1. Yvonne
Finley 488; 2. Joanne Denton 458;
3. Louise Atwood 445. 1. Earl
Hayward 535; 2. Morrell Atwood 525;
3. Rick Yates 494.
High handicap game: 1. Yvonne
Finley 241; 2. Elle Derosa 237;
3. Aggie Mumbauer 231. 1. Morrell
Atwood 237; 2. Ray Denton 218;
3. Thom Evert 213.
High handicap series: 1. Janet
Nash 635; 2. Joanne Denton 623;
3. Barbara Croft 596. 1. Earl Hayward
622; 2. Bill Nash 606; 3. Jim Belgard
High average: 1. Betty- Brown
147.06; 2. Yvonne Finley 146.26;
3. Louise Atwood 144.51. 1. Art
Joubert 170.37; 2. Earl Hayward
168.23; 3. Dan Ritter 167.42.
(results from Dec. 28)
Team standings: 1. Team 12
(308-202); 2. Fullhouse (305-205);
3. Ronsonet Buick (304-206).
High scratch game: 1. J.J. Hilbert
267; 2. (tie) Steve Madsen, Dale
Coleman 259; 4. Terry Shay 257.

41 Kiosk
43 Golly!
45 Volkswagen kin
48 Scrapbook
51 First-aid
53 High voice
56 Focal points
57 Where Ipanema
58 Bleacher
59 Party-tray
60 Moon or planet
61 Toy on a string
62 Caves,


1 Gyro pocket
2 Beautify
3 Jean Baker
4 Sparkles
5 Georgetown
6 Raw metal

High scratch series: 1. Dale
Coleman 723; 2. J.J. Hilbert 705;
3. Brian Meek 700.
High handicap game: 1. Terry Shay
292; 2. Steve Madsen 282; 3. Tanner
Wayne 278.
High handicap series: 1. Steve
Madsden 745; 2. Tanner Wayne 740;
3. Dale Coleman 723.
High average: 1. Dale Coleman
221.64; 2. Zech Strohl 210.86; 3. J.J.
Hilbert 209.08.
(results from Dec. 20)
Team standings: 1. Gamblers
(45-23); 2. Golden Niners (42-26);
3. Rolling Thunder (37-31).
High handicap game: 1. Debbie
Walters 252; 2. Joyce Hooper 246;
3. Pat Hale 225. 1. Bill Dolly 237;
2. Thomas Young 228; 3. David
Duncan 227.
High handicap series: 1. Elaine
Nemeth 625; 2. Jane Sommerfeld
620; 3. Joanne Denton 616. 1. Thom
Evert 716; 2. Earl Hayward 634;
3. Ray Denton 616.
High average: 1. Shirley Highsmith
152.31; 2. Jane Sommerfeld 151.16;
3. Elaine Nemeth 149.61. 1. Bill Dolly
184.33; 2. David Duncan 184.02;
3. George Mulligan 179.53.
(results from Dec. 23)

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The divine Bern-
Kuwaiti leader
Prefix with byte

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19 Part of DOT
22 Old photo tint
24 Hop out of
25 Fish for trout
27 DC initials
28 Prior to
29 Banned bug
30 Twitch
31 Potato st.
32 Teachers' org.
36 Hornless cat-
38 Whack
42 Calmed
44 Manicurist's
46 Radio part
47 Of a Peruvian
48 Frizzy coif
49 Bear's pad
50 Amorphous
51 Passable
52 Matheson and
54 Way
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55 Quaker

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New year full of possibility

replaces hard year for many

come to 2011! While the last
year has been arduous for
many of us, a new one has
arrived, bringing with it our
chance for a new beginning.
Today is the day we dis-
card destructive old habits
for healthy new ones, and
with that in mind, I will share
Dear Abby's often requested
list of New Year's Resolutions
- which were adapted by
my mother, Pauline Phillips,
from the original credo of Al-
live through this day only. I
will not brood about yester-
day or obsess about tomor-
row. I will not set far-reaching
goals or try to overcome all
of my problems at once.
I know that I can do some-
thing for 24 hours that would
overwhelm me if I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.
be happy. I will not dwell on
thoughts that depress me. If
my mind fills with clouds, I
will chase them away and fill
it with sunshine.
accept what is. I will face real-
ity. I will correct those things
that I can correct and accept
those I cannot.
improve my mind. I will read
something that requires ef-
fort, thought and concentra-
tion. I will not be a mental

Abigail Van Buren
make a conscious effort to be
agreeable. I will be kind and
courteous to those who cross
my path, and I'll not speak ill
of others. I will improve my
appearance, speak softly, and
not interrupt when someone
else is talking.
Just for today, I will refrain
from improving anybody but
do something positive to
improve my health. If I'm a
smoker, I11 quit. If I am over-
weight, I will eat healthfully
- if only just for today. And
not only that, I will get off the
couch and take a brisk walk,
even if it's only around the
gather the courage to do what
is right and take responsibil-
ity for my own actions.
And now, Dear Readers,
I would like to share an item
that was sent to mpe by I.J.
Bhatia, a reader who lives in
New Delhi, India:
DEAR ABBY: This year,
no resolutions, only some
guidelines. The Holy Vedas

say, "Man has subjected
himself to thousands of self-
inflicted bondages. Wisdom
comes to a man who lives
according to the true eternal
laws of nature."
The prayer of St. Fran-
cis (of which there are sev-
eral versions) contains a
powerful"Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace:
"where there is hatred, let
me sow love,
"wherp there is injury,
"where there is doubt,
"where there is despair,
"where there is darkness,
"and where there is sad-
ness, joy.
"0 Divine Master,
"grant that I may not so
much seek to be consoled as
to console;
"to be understood, as to
"to be loved, as to love;
"for it is in giving that we
"it is in pardoning that we
are pardoned,
"and it is in dying that we
are born to Eternal Life."
And so, Dear Readers,
may this new year bring with
it good health, peace and joy
to all of you. Love, ABBY
* Write Dear Abby at or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


ARIES (March 21-
April 19): Don't guess; go
to the source and find out A
deal, contract or settlement
that is pending can be con-
summated if you offer the
right ingredients into the
mix.- wisdom, knowledge
and experience. *****
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Everything will
be crystal clear as you view
the window of opportunity
that appears to be develop-
ing. A change of scenery
will give you a renewed atti-
tude and a positive outlook.
Change will be good. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Assess your financial
situation and you will feel
better about the year ahead.
A strict budget will encour-
age you to put your money
where it will benefit you the
most Property, downsizing
or making a good long-term
investment will help you
save. ***
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Restructuring the
way you do things and how
you deal with people will
give you greater insight into
how you can get the most
out of the people you know
and love. It's time to review
and revamp your personal
and professional goals.

LEO (July 23-Aug.
22): Don't boldly jump into

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the new year without giv-
ing careful consideration to
where you are headed and
how it will affect the people
you love. You may be crav-
ing change but, if it isn't the
right time or place, you are
better off waiting until the
moment is better. *****
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Truth hurts but it is a
necessity if you want to stop
wasting time and start mov-
ing forward. Begin this year
on the right foot by clear-
ing the air and getting rid
of the people and situations
that have been holding you
back. Embrace the future
with optimism. **
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct
22): Throw procrastination
out the door. Start the year
off fresh by getting all the
odds and ends tied up. Wipe
your slate clean so you can
focus on the exciting future
goals you set Not every-
one will be happy with your
choices but it's you who
must find peace of mind.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Let your mind
race and your imagination
take over. The ideas you
come up with will be spec-
tacular and will pave a path
to a better future. Don't limit

the possibilities with nega-
tivity. ***
22-Dec. 21): Stop running
from emotional matters.
Face the music so you can
take advantage of existing
oppoffuitiies.1 Reveal the
secrets you've been harbor-
ing and you will ease your
stress and open doors to a
better future. ***
22-Jan. 19): Put as many
irons in the fire as possible
without spreading yourself
too thin. Solicit people you
feel can help you accomplish
your goals. A unique way
of approaching an old idea
will pay off later this year. A
change of heart will lead to
new beginnings. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Start the year off
right with an exercise pro-
gram that will help relieve
stress. Follow through with
ideas that lead to reforms.
A change in lifestyle will be
beneficial and will bring you
praise and self-satisfaction.

PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Stick to the
truth. You will receive help
from someone who cares
about you but, unless you
are willing to share your
thoughts, you will not get
the feedback required to
make you see the light **


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: G equals V
PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search
for the double meaning." Mae West
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020 Lost & Found

Reward Two Lost Jack Russell
Terriers,female w/blind eye,
male neutered,
missing since 12/21
386-497-4325 or 365-3970
FOUND 12/25: Boxer mix dog.
Approx. 1 yr. old. Very friendly &
taken care of. Found in Hidden
acres off 245. 386-754-1407

100 n ob
1o0 Opportunities

We need your job skills. Wages
negotiable based on skills and
experience of one year or more.
Stable work history. Benefits
include: paid holidays, paid
vacations, family health insur-
ance, and a 401-K plan. Some
hand tools required. Please
apply in person at Hinter Marine
on Hwy 441 in Alachua, Fl.


Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches, Inc.
Accounts Payable Coordinator
This position is responsible for
the timely and accurate
processing of account payable
transactions, with additional
responsibilities related to fixed
asset management.
High school diploma or GED
with two years accounting
experience. Associate Degree in
accounting or business is
preferred. College accounting
courses may be substituted for
experience. High level of PC
software knowledge required.
$10.00 PER HOUR
Ed Leon
Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranch
PO Box 2000(
Boys Ranch, FL 32064
Fax: (386) 842-2429

Night Audit position
Part/full time. MUST be a people
person with great customer service
skills, strong work ethic, good
communication, computer skills,
and willingness to learn. MUST be
a team player and be able to work
a flexible schedule including
weekends and holidays.
Only those seeking long term
employment apply in person at
Comfort Suites located 3690 W
US Hwy 90, Lake City. Please do
not call regarding application.

Cashiers needed, Experience
Preferred, Drug free workplace,
all applicants will be drug tested
Ellisville Exxon,
Hwy 441, No Phone Calls Please.

Customer Service Experience
and Golf Knowledge a must.
Drug free workplace.
Apply in person @ Quail
Heights Country Club.
Delivery driver, must be 21 yrs
old, have 6 pts or less on license
and have NO misdemeanors or fel-
onies. Must possess a Class A
CDL,apply within/no phone calls!
North Florida Sales
467 SW Ring Ct, Lake City
Experienced IT Tech/
Network Admin
Qualifications: 2+ years
experience with: win XP pro, win
7 pro, server 2003, 2008. Must
have worked within and be
familiar with active directory.
Must be capable of lifting/moving
workstations. Microsoft
certifications a plus. Clean drivers
license required. Please submit
resume to or
fax to 386-758-1791

Home Improvements

Carpentry, remodeling, paint,
repairs, additions, Lie. & Ins.
Since 1978 FREE estimates
386-497-3219 or 954-649-1037


other court approved forms-

Poo001 Maintenance

Pool Leaks/Pool Repairs

100 J0ob
100 Opportunities
Experienced Stylist
needed, apply at
Southern Exposure Salon
locally. Must be able to work
flexible hours. License Preferred.
(229)300-0580 for info.
7 Temporary Farm Workers
needed. Tobacco. Straw/Hay,
Greenhouse/Nursery, Row Crops.
Produce & Alternative Work.
Employment dates of 02/20/11 -
11/10/11. Wage of $9.71/hr.
Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract
hours. Tools provided at no cost.
Free housing provided to
non commuting workers.
Transportation & subsistence
reimbursed when 50% of contract
is met. Apply for this job at the
nearest One Stop Center in your
area and reference Job Order
James Scott DBA Scott Farms
Subway is now hiring.
Management Experience a plus.
Send resumes to:


Doctor's office is looking for a
full time Office Assistant/Front
Desk Clerk. Please fax resume
to 386-755-1744 or call
386-755-1703 ask for Margaret

Local Phlebotomy Course
offered in Lake City, FLA
Certificate program.

Wanted Receptionist,
experienced. Send resume to
826 SW Main Blvd. Suite 102.
Lake City, FL. 32025

240 Schools &
240 Education

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-01/17/10

Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-01/17/11

Continuing education
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

310 Pets & Supplies

$175. Runs Good, Male
.386-249-3104 or
10 weeks old.
$250. Paper trained.
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

330 Livestock &

Pigs for sale
9 weeks old
$50 each

361 Farm Equipment
84 Ford 4610 Tractor. Runs good.
Solid 2WD. New front tires,
350hr on 2005 motor. Dependable.
$7500. obo. 386-867-0005

401 Antiques

Furn., China, Silver, Glassware,
Costume Jewelry & Gold. 35 years
exp. Cash Pd. Pete. 386-963-2621

402 Appliances
Kenmore Washer & Dryer Set
front load, side by side or stacka-
ble, HE model, good cond, $300
386-755-2548 or 867-0546

420 Wanted to Buy

We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-961-1961.
Scrap Lead Acid Batteries. Pay-
ing $8.00ea & up. (Excludes lawn
mower batteries.) Minimum pick-
up 20 batteries. Art 352-262-6202
EPA# FLR000134601
Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$250 & utp CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.

430 Garage Sales

All Yard Sale Ads
MuIst be Pre-Paid.

430 Garage Sales

440 Miscellaneous

Tow Behind Grill/Smoker. Com-
mercial built, nice shape. $1250.
obo. 386-249-3104 or 719-4802
Great for your New Years Bash!!!

520 Boats for Sale
Bass Tender Boat
$500 Call for details

630 Mobile Homes
30 for Rent
2/2 S/W beautiful, clean freshly
painted, near college,I acre,
big front porch $650 mo, avail 1/1
386-697-1013 or 386-697-1900
2/2, S/W, 1 acre secluded lot
Bascom Norris Bypass, $500 dep,
$500 mo, possible owner finance
386-623-2203 or 386-623-5410
3/2 DW, secluded. Columbia City
area, covered back deck, No Inside
pets, $750 mo, plus sec dep
386-752-1941/ 386-965-0932
3br/2ba newly renovated MH on
1/2 ac. private property. Close to
college $ 1st. mo.+ Sec.
dep. Ref's. No Pets. Non smoking
environment 386-755-3288
DWMH, $850 mo plus $300 sec.
Spacious 4/2, on 5 ac, south of LC,
clean, quiet, great area, shed, 3
386-462-1138, No Cats/Pitbulls
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White Contact 386-623-2465
or 386-292-0114
Nice clean 2&3 bdrm. Five Points.
NO PETS, also 3 bd on the
Westside, I mo rent & dep

Very clean & well maintained 2/2
units in nice park. $
w/$500. dep. Rent incl water,
sewer, trash p/t. Close to town
386-984-8448 or 623-7547
Very Clean 2 BR/1 BA, in the
country, Branford area, $450 mo.,
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833

f640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
$200. MONTHLY. Remodeled
SW. 2bd/2ba. Appliances,
delivered & blocked. Owner
finance available w/$3000 down.
Call Gary Hamilton 386-758-9824
Palm Harbor Homes
has closed 2 model centers
Save up to 60K on select models
Call 800-622-2832

Factory direct Jaconsen outlet
now open to the public 3/2 start-
ing at 39,900 complete.
m for complete website specials
or 352-872-5566
For the bet deil in Florida:i

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640 for Sale

Why drive to Gainesville?
This is Why! New 28x60
Jacobsen 3/2 inc FREE Furni-
ture! Low as $497 month.
Drive to our dealership and Buy,
I pay for your gas!
Call Mark at 352-872-5568

710 Unfurnished Apt.
71V For Rent
$Holiday Cash $
NO App Fee, NO SD,
$250 off December,
*for Qualified Applicants
Windsong Apartments
(386) 758-8455

Excellent High Springs location.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor-plans;
some with garages.
Call 386-454-1469
or visit our website:

2/1 w/garage,
east side of town;
1st, last & sec
on McFarlane Ave. W/D hookup
Rent $625. per month.
Call 386-867-1212 for details.
A Landlord You Can Love!
2 brApts $550. & up + sec. Great
area. CH/A washer/dryer hookups.
Brick Duplex 2/1 off Baya. CH/A,
Carport, Carpet, tile, $575 mo,+
Dep. Call 386-752-0118 or
386-623-1698 or 386-292-4937
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 plus dep & bckgrnd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-514-2332
Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2BR apts., garage, W/D
hook up. patio. $600 & up, + SD,
386 965-0276
The Lakes Apts. Studios & IBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Updated apartments w/tile floors
& fresh paint. Excellent location.
From $425 + sec.
Michelle 386-752-9626
country acre 8 mi to VA, off Lk
Jeff Rd. $500 mo + dep. No dogs.
Deck. w/d hookups 386.961.9181

720 Furnished Apts.
72 For Rent

NO Lease/Deposits, ROOMS only
Utilities, Cable, WI-FI, maid.
micro-fridge, phone. Pool.
Americas Best Value Inn
Wk 1 prs. $169,2 ppl $179 + tax
Park Model Trailers (Studio), all
utils, use of pool, $500 per month,
NeverDunn's RV Park.
386-961-8540 or 755-4945
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly

730 Unfurnished
73 Home For Rent

3 & 4 bedroom homes. Newly
renovated. Very nice, in town.
$750 $950 per month plus
deposit. 386-755-2423

730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent

Cozy Cottage lbr/lba S. Hwy. 41
$550/mo. + security. Includes all
utilities & satellite TV. Pets OK.
Lg 4 br 2 ba home on Old Country
Club Rd, Living Rm, Family Rm,
Recreation Rm, fenced yard; no
pets; $800/month; 386-623-2642

805 Lots for Sale
5 Acres in Lake City, FL,
low down, easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
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newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age o
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of chil-
dren under the age of 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby in-
formed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are availa-
ble on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777,
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impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

810 Home for Sale
3BR/2BA 2 story brick. 4.6 ac. in
ground pool. Lg. workshop &
2 wells. $200,000.00 obo
Old Wire Rd. (850)728-0782
FSBO, Completely Remodeled,
3bdr/lbth, fenced, new deck, shop,
new cabinets/appliances,Schools
blks away, $65K 478-391-1592

82O Farms &
2U Acreage
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$69,900. $613mo 352-215-1018.
4 Ac.,Ft. White. Well, Septic &
Power. Owner Financing!
NO DOWN! $69,900.
Only $613./mo 352-215-1018.
WE FINANCE! Half to ten acre
lots. Some with w/s/pp
Deas Bullard BKL Properties

940 Trucks
1990 Ford F350 Dually
work truck, white, automatic
$1500 obo
1998 F-150 Ford
Pick Up
Nice truck for $3,900 CASH
97 Chevy Z71 Extended cab. 3
door. Black w/gold trim. Local 2
owner. All service records. $4750.
obo 386-249-3104 / 386-719-4802

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boat here for 10 consecutive days. If your vehicle does not sell
within those 10 days, for an additional $15 you can place your
ad for an additional 10 days. A picture will run everyday with
a description of your vehicle. The price of the vehicle must be
listed in the ad. Your ad must be prepaid with cash, check or
credit card. Just include a snapshot or bring your vehicle by
and we will take the picture for you. Private party only!
Price includes a 6 day/ 4 line classified ad of the
same vehicle in print and online.

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