The Lake City reporter
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028308/01467
 Material Information
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: 12/01/2010
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
weekly[ former 1967-<1968>]
normalized irregular
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates: 30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000358016
oclc - 33283560
notis - ABZ6316
lccn - sn 95047175
sobekcm - UF00028308_01467
System ID: UF00028308:01467
 Related Items
Preceded by: Lake City reporter and Columbia gazette

Full Text

CHS rolls
Spahalski scores 2
in 4-2 soccer win. A
Sports, IB > N
000017 113011 ****3-DIGIT 326
PO BOX 117007


One More Time
Bobby Bowden to coach
-.- 'bowl' game for US soldiers.
Sports, 3B


Wednesday, December I, 2010

v .www.I

Vol. 136, No. 270 0 75 cents

County seeks to fill emergency director's post

Committee takes
role until search
is completed.
tbritt@lakecityreporter. corn
The Columbia County
Emergency Management
department is hoping to fill
a vacancy in its director's
post within the next few

The department handles
local manmade and natural
disasters. The department
serves as the control point
for disasters and other
multi-agency responses
within the county.
"Due to the retirement
of the county's emergen-
cy management direc-
tor, Ronnie McCardle, we
are currently running the
emergency management
department by committee,"


said Dale Williams
manager. "The co
not go without a
and we will not go

"The county will not go
without a director
and we will not go
without responding
to incidents."

Dale Williams
County manager
s, county responding to incidents."
unty will The committee consists of
director Williams; Shayne Morgan,
without former Columbia County

Emergency Management
coordinator; Ron Croft,
county 911 addressing
technician; Tres Atkinson,
Columbia County fire chief;
and Sandy Waschek, the
county 911 director.
The committee serves on
a rotating basis in its role
with the emergency opera-
tions center, so that no one
person ends up with all the
responsibilities of EOC
in addition to their other

duties, Williams said.
The committee has been
running the county's emer-
gency operations center
since McCardle took a
leave of absence Nov. 1.
Williams said the county
is looking to fill the posi-
tion in the near future and
county representatives
have contacted the Florida
Department of Emergency
DIRECTOR continued on 3A


Hugh Giebeig, Columbia County Health Department administrator, watches as interview clerk Nancy Williams receives an
influenza vaccine Tuesday. The facility had 269 doses of the vaccine left.

Vaccine vs.

F lu shots are
plentiful this
administrator of the
Columbia County Health
Department, said there
is no shortage of the vac-
cine and local residents
should prepare them-
selves for the winter flu
'The flu .season kicks
up around January,
February, and March. So Diana
there's still time to get Health
vaccinated," Giebeig said. get a s
During Giebeig's 18 peak J
years serving as admin-
istrator, he said the concern
influenza vaccination has the vir
always been present, tak- be mo
ing on new strains yearly coming
to cover the new kinds The
of viruses that appear. year's
Three main strains are the ab
distributed yearly based H1N1
on predictions made by the wo
the Center for Disease zy that
Control and Prevention last ye

influenza in abundance

Simon, a registered nurse at the Columbia County
Department, explains why it is important for people to
shot as soon as they can. The flu season reaches its

anuary through March.

rning what forms of
us they believe will
st dangerous in the
g year.
difference in this
flu shot season is
sence of a possible
flu pandemic and
worldwide media fren-
t followed the topic

In 2009, the H1N1 vac-
cine was distributed as a
means to battle the swine
flu, a form of the virus
that is thought to have
originated in a pig farm
in Mexico, Giebeig said.
Throughout 2010, this
specific strain remained
strong in distribution.
Although fear and hype

gripped the world, the
pandemic itself never hap-
pened. I
'We had to prepare for
worst case scenario, but
it didn't happen," said
In 2010-2011, the H1N1
vaccine remains in distri-
bution because of more
predictions from the CDC
claiming the swine flu to
still be a dangerous virus
throughout the United
"Ifs a major undertak-
ing in the schools, but the
thought is that the children
are the major reservoir of
the flu," Giebeig said.
During previous years,
the flu vaccine was mainly
given to the elderly and
those with chronic diseases
or other chronic conditions.
Giebeig said he had 269
doses left, as of Tuesday
afternoon. The shots are
free for children ages 6
months to 18 years old.
Adults pay $25 per shot,
but Medicaid and most
insurance plans cover the

LCPD's new captains sworn-in

TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Terra Smith (from left) stands with her husband, Lake City
Police Department Capt. Robert Smith, and Capt. John
Blanchard and his wife, Robin Blanchard, during a swearing-
in ceremony for the captains Tuesday at council chambers in
City Hall.

Airport official:

Terminal project

going as planned

Site work is 75
percent complete,
manager says.
Progress continues on
the new terminal at the Lake
City Municipal Airport,
according to Airport
Director Tom Sawyer, who
gave a project update dur-
ing the airport committee
meeting Tuesday.
This is the 45th day of
construction on the project
site, he said. Crews began

pouring concrete forms for
the site Tuesday.
"The project is on sched-
ule and things are going
well," Sawyer said.
Seventy-five percent of
the site work is completed,
said Don Ramdass, Passero
Associates program man-
Mandese White
Construction Inc. is the
contractor for the project.
An employee from
Passero is on site full time,
he said. The relationship
between the city, contractor
AIRPORT continued on 3A

Florida Chamber

appoints Reynolds

to Board of Trustees

Lake City resident
will help develop
economic strategy.
From staff reports

Columbia County
Industrial Development
Authority deputy direc-
tor Gina
has been
added as a
member to ,i
the Florida 9
Board of Reynolds
The information was
released Tuesday by
the Florida Chamber

The Florida Chamber
Foundation's Board of
Trustees is composed of
business and commu-
nity leaders who drive
the Foundation's agenda
for influencing the eco-
nomic future of Florida.
Foundation trustees strat-
egize and develop recom-
mendations to move Florida
forward and develop a clear
vision for the year 2030.
As a trustee, Reynolds's
role will be to serve as
an adviser and consultant
for the Florida Chamber
Foundation. She will have
input into the research
direction and analysis of
REYNOLDS continued on 3A

i1 11

(386) 752-1293
Voice: 755-5445
Fax: 752-9400

Partly Cloudy

Opinion ................ 4A
Obituaries .............. 5A
Advice & Comics......... 3C
Puzzles ................. 2B
Around Florida........... 2A

Senate votes to
keep pet projects.

Local officials meet
on traffic safety.




Afternoon: 7-9-8
Evening: 2-5-5

Afternoon: 6-3-9-5
Evening: 2-3-2-0

v t 1-11-32-33-36


CBS News reworks morning show

C BS News is completely
overhauling "The Early
Show" broadcast team.
Co-anchors Harry
Smith and Maggie
Rodriguez are out, along with weath-
er forecaster Dave Price. The news
came from a person with knowledge
of the discussions who spoke on
condition of anonymity because the
person was not authorized to speak
on personnel issues.
The morning news show's new
anchor team will be Chris Wragge and
Erica Hill, who have worked together'
anchoring CBS' Saturday-morning
show. Hill is also the current news
reader for the weekday version.
Jeff Glor, anchor of Saturday's
"CBS Evening News" and a reporter
on "The Early Show," will take over
the news reader job on the morn-
ing show. Marysol Castro, formerly
of ABC's "Good Morning America"
weekend edition, will do the weather.
"The Early Show" runs third in
the network morning show competi-
tion behind NBC's "Today" show and
ABC's "Good Morning America."

Douglas optimistic about
recovery, return to work
Douglas will find-out in January if
the throat cancer he announced over
the summer has been eliminated and-
the 66-year-old actor is already look-
ing forward to his next movie role.
Douglas told he weekly Hollywood
Reporter that hell play the title part
in Steven Soderberghs "Liberace,"
which is set to begin shooting in
May or June. He said his cancer
diagnosis has brought him closer to
his father, Kirk Douglas, and that the
disease "has shown me what family
Douglas also reflects on his recent

In this file photo, host Maggie Rodriguez is shown on CBS News' 'The Early Show'
in New York. CBS News is completely overhauling 'The Early Show' broadcast
team. Co-anchors Harry Smith and Rodriguez are out, along with weather fore-
caster Dave: Pice. -

(difficulties with ex-wife Diandra
Douglas and his son's incarceration
on drig charges.

'LaW & Order' plot has
Tiger Woods' echoes
may want to skip this week's episode
of "Law & Order: Los Angeles."
The plot on Wednesday's show
includes a philandering golf star and
his club-wielding wife. When police

arrive, the bleeding athlete says his
spouse was merely attempting to res-
cue him in this case, from their
swimming pool.
After Woods' November, 2009 car
crash, he acknowledged a string of
infidelities and his marriage to Elit
Nordegren unraveled. The NBC
crime drama goes in a very different
direction, with detectives investigat-
ing the murder of a female golf pro.

* Associated Press

Celebrity Birthdays

* Actor Paul Picerni is 88.
* Former CIA director
Stansfield Turner is 87.
* Singer Billy Paul is 76.
* Actor-director Woody Allen
is 75.
* World Golf Hall of Famer
Lee Trevino is 71.
* Singer Dianne Lennon
(The Lennon Sisters) is 71.
* Television producer David

Daily Scripture

Salzman is 67.
* Rock singer-musician Eric
Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) is
* Rock musician John
Densmore (The Doors) is 66.
* Actress-singer Bette Midler
is 65.
* Actor Treat Williams is 59.
* Country singer Kim Richey
is 54.

The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of
Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-
lished Tuesday through Sunday at 180
E. Duval St., Lake- City, RFla. 32055.
Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Re.
Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and
The Associated Press.
All material herein is property of the Lake
City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or
in part is forbidden without-the permis-
sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service
No. 310-880.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes
to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, Fla. 32056.
PublisherTodd Wilson..,..754-0418
If you have a news tip, call any member
of the news staff or 752-5295.

Director Kathryn Peterson..754-0417

Home delivery of the Lake City Reporter
should be completed by 6:30 a.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, and by 7:30
a.m. on Sunday.
Please call 386-755-5445 to report any
problems witti your delivery service.
In Columbia County, customers should
call before 1030 a.m. to report a ser-
vice error for same day re-delivery. After
10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser-
vice related credits will be issued.
In all other counties where home delivery
is available, next day re-delivery or ser-
vice related credits will be issued.
Circulation............... 7555445
Home delivery rates
(Tuesday through Sunday)
12 Weeks............. : ..... $26.32
24 Weeks..................$48.79
52 Weeks..,................ $83.46
Ratesindudq,7% sales tax. '
Mail rates ,
12 Weeks............-... :$41.40
24 Weeks........... ; ........ $82.80
-52 Weeks.................$179.46


The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news
items. If you have a concern, question orsuggestion, please
call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run
in this space. And thanks for reading.


Pennekamp Park '
marks anniversary t


years after it was desig-
nated the first underwa-
ter park in the U.S., John
Pennekamp Coral Reef
State Park looks much like
it did when it was founded:
Tropical fish swim through
the coral reef and kayakers
can still get lost in the maze
of mangrove swamps.
And thafs no small feat,
considering five decades
of development that have
changed the face of Florida,
and the decline of coral
reefs around the globe
due to ocean warming and
other factors.
Concerns about conserv-
ing the reef here began
in the late 1950s, when
researchers and preser-
vationists realized that
because of increases in
tourism and the coral sou-
venir trade, the coral reefs
were in danger of being
The park, named for a
Miami Herald editor who
helped spearhead its cre-
ation, was established by
the state legislature in 1960.
The land base of the park
was opened to the public in
1963, but tourists had been
coming to see the reefs for
decades before that Trains
from Miami began running
to the Keys in the early
20th century.
Driving the roughly 60
miles from Miami today
along U.S. 1, "you can get
a feel for what it was like
in the early 1900s when
people were coming down
here on the railroad," park
manager Pat Wells said.
Crossing over the "bridges
on a train track that when
you look down you could
not see the track, you could
only see water on both
sides, it was like the train
was going over open water
as it was going down."
Ellison Hardee, the park's
first manager, was 25 when


H160L0 29 H160L031 H 1650W35 H164 W38 H167L042

FORCAT -APforWenesay DeemerI:

Katherine Wieland, left, and Cody Wagner, right, snorkel over
the 'Christ of the Abyss' statue, an underwater statue at John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, off Key Largo.

he started at Pennekamp
in 1963. He remembers the
beauty and diversity of the
reef, and "the excitement of
a brand new adventure for
a young man."
The reef remains the
park's biggest attraction,
whether your first look is
by scuba, snorkeling, or
through the floor of a glass-
bottom boat. High-speed,
air-conditioned catamarans
with windows in the floor
offer daily trips to the reef
from the park, and snorkel-
ing and scuba boat tours
are offered daily as well.
Sponges, shrimps, crabs,
turtles, lobsters and hun-
dreds of species of fish live
among the corals and could
all clearly be seen through
the boat bottom even on a
recent cloudy day.

Look at threatened
species list

are in about a new
approach to determining
what species belongs to
the endangered list in
Florida's system of
assessing extinction risks
splits the list in two. One
adopted the federal endan-
gered species list, which
already ranks the manatee
and the Florida panther.
The second state-only list
lumped 61 other species
under a single "threat-
ened" category, a status
subject to review.
The Miami Herald
reported Monday that pre-
liminary reviews would
knock half of 10 mammals
off the state's list, includ-
ing the Florida black bear
and brown pelican.
. Wildlife managers say
the reviews could be a
sign that a once precari-
ous population has at the
least stabilized. .

r n .. o


Tallahassee *
59/28 .

Panama City

High Tuesday
Low Tuesday
Normal high
Normal low
Record high
Record low

Month total
Year total
Normal month-to-date
Normal year-to-date

a *acksonvlle Cape Canaveral
Lake C60/29 61/31 Daytona Beach
62 ,, Ft. Lauderdale
Sainetville Data Beach Fort Myers
"61/31 67 40 Gainesville
O- cala Jacksonville
3/31 Caveral Key West
S 67/40 51 Lake City
Ta, 67/40 Miami
70/a \ Naples
e0/4/ West Palm Bch Ocala
80/53 Orlando
FLalderdalU Panama City
FL Myje 83/60 Pensacola
74/45, Naples Tallahassee
5/48 Mi Tampa
KeWt \ s /60 Valdosta
7 9 3Key t -'. W. Palm Beach

86 In 1978
22 in 1959


85,, Sunrise today

Sunset today
Sunrise tom.
Sunset tom.

7:09 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:10 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

Moonrise today 2:48 a.m.
Moonset today 2:20 p.m.
Moonrise tom. 3:53 a.m.
Moonset tom. 3:00 p.m.

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
5 13 21 27
New First Full Last

L :.1 .

Wednesday p 7p ursdayja

--rFcamtit.tm ", -*Fdle*tmpeaen

MIAMI The reviews N Associated Press

On miis date in
1831. the coldest
December of record
in the northeastern
U.S. commenced.
Temperatures in
New York City aver-
aged 22 degrees,
with just four days
above freezing.


60miles to bun
radiation risk
for the area on
a scale from 0
to 10+.




An exclusive
brought to
our readers
The Weather


I...'.' Forecasts, data and graph. -
I cs 02010 Weather Central
LLC, Madison, WIs.

I I 3


"But the day of the Lord will
come like a thief.The heavens
will disappear with a roar; the
elements will be destroyed by
fire, and the earth and every-
thing done in it will be laid
-2 Peter 3: I 0-1

Lake City Reporter
HOW TO REACH US To place a classified ad, call 755-5440.
Main number ........(386) 752-1293 BUSINESS
Fax number..............752-9400
Circulation ...............755-5445 Controller Sue Brannon... .754-0419
Online ... www.lakecltyreporter.com (sbrannon@lakecityreporter.com)



I------------ -r ~I -


U lFRl

Page Editor: C.J. Risak, 754-0427

1! SAU

1! UNEl







US cuts access to files after leaks

Associated Press

State Department severed
its computer files from
the government's classi-
fied network, officials said
Tuesday, as U.S. and world
leaders tried to clean up
from the embarrassing
leak that spilled America's
sensitive documents onto
screens around the globe.
By temporarily pulling
the plug, the U.S. signifi-
cantly reduced the number
of government employees
who can read important
diplomatic messages. It was
an extraordinary hunker-
ing down, prompted by the
disclosure of hundreds of
thousands of those messag-
es this week by WikiLeaks,
the self-styled whistleblow-
er organization.
The documents revealed
that the U.S. is still con-
founded about North
Korea's nuclear military
ambitions, that Iran is
believed to have received
advanced missiles capable
oftargetingWestern Europe
and perhaps most dam-
aging to the U.S. that the
State Department asked its
diplomats to collect DNA
samples and other personal
information about foreign
While the founder of
WikiLeaks, Julian Assange,
taunted the U.S. from afar
on Tuesday, lawyers from
across the government
were investigating whether
it could prosecute him for
espionage, a senior defense
official said. The official, not
authorized to comment pub-
licly, spoke only on condition
of anonymity.
State Department spokes-
man PJ. Crowley sought to
reassure the world that U.S.
diplomats were not spies,
even as he sidestepped
questions about why they
were asked to provide DNA

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pauses as he
responds to questions on the disclosure of secret diplomatic
documents by online whistle-blower Wikileaks Monday in

samples, iris scans, credit
card numbers, fingerprints
and other deeply personal
information about leaders at
the United Nations and in
foreign capitals.
Diplomats in the
Paraguayan capital of
Asuncion, for instance, were
asked in a secret March 2008
cable to provide "biometric
data, to include fingerprints,
facial images, iris scans, and
DNA" for numerous promi-
nent politicians. They were
also asked to send "identi-
ties information" on terrorist.
suspects, including "finger-
prints,. arrest photos, DNA
and iris scans."
In Burundi, Rwanda and
the Democratic Republic of
Congo the requests includ-
ed information about politi-
cal, military and intelligence
"Data should include e-

mail addresses, telephone
and fax numbers, finger-
prints, facial images, DNA,
and iris scans," the cable
Every year, the intelli-
gence community asks the
State Department for help
collecting routine infor-
mation such as biographi-
cal data and other "open
source" data. DNA, fingeir-
print and other information
was included in the request
because, in some countries,
foreigners must provide
that information to the U.S.
before entering an embassy
or military base, a U.S. offi-
cial said, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity to discuss
intelligence matters.
The possibility that
American diplomats pressed
for more than "open source"
information has drawn
criticism at the U.N. and

in other diplomatic circles
over whether U.S. informa-
tion-gathering blurred the
line between diplomacy and
"What worries me is the
mixing of diplomatic tasks
with downright espionage.
You cross a border ... if dip-
lomats are encouraged to
gather personal information
about some people," U.N.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-
moon said.
Crowley said a few diplo-
matic cables don't change
the role of U.S. diplomats.
"Our diplomats are dip-
lomats. Our diplomats are
not intelligence assets," he
repeatedly told reporters.
"They can collect informa-
tion. If they collect informa-
tion that is useful, we share it
across the government"
World leaders, mean-
while, were fielding ques-
tions about candid U.S.
assessments of their coun-
In Kenya, the govern-
ment was outraged by a
leaked cable, published by
the German magazine Der
Spiegel, in which Kenya
is described as a "swamp
of flourishing corrup-
tion." Kenya's government
spokesman called the cable
"totally malicious" and
said the State Department
called to .apologize.
In Brazil, officials
declined to answer ques-
tions about U.S. cables that
characterized the South
American country as pri-
vately cooperative in the
war against terrorism, even
as it publicly denies terror-
ist threats domestically.
WikiLeaks has not
said how it obtained the
documents, but the gov-
ernment's prime suspect
,is an Army Pfc., Bradley
Manning, who is being
held in a maximum-securi-
ty military brig on charges
of leaking other classified
documents to WikiLeaks.

DIRECTOR: Vacancy will not affect 2010-11 budget

Continued From Page 1A

Management. Local offi-
cials are hoping to ascertain
what traits the next direc-
tor would need by contact-
ing Florida Department of
Emergency Management
"Are there specific train-
ing and traits that we should
look for in a replacement
and what are the trends in
emergency management,"
Williams said, listing some
of the areas county officials
were focusing their atten-
Agencies handle the
emergency management
director position in many
ways throughout Florida,
Williams added. Some
counties have the sheriff
as the emergency opera-
tion director and an emer-
gency management coordi-
nator is often appointed to
coordinate the day-to-day
operations. Other counties
have a department head
who takes duties as the
director and has a sepa-
rate coordinator. Columbia
County has traditionally
had a stand-alone emer-
gency operations center
"I have not made a deci-
sion as to how we are going
to organize it, but the goal
is to try to set ourselves up
for the future," Williams
said. "Whatever trends
exist in emergency man-
agement, we'd like to go
ahead and set ourselves up
to follow those trends."
Columbia County
receives approximately
$136,000 annually in state
funding to assist in emer-
gency management. The
money is derived from a
surcharge placed on home-
owner's insurance policies.
"In return for that money,
we have certain legal obli-
gations that we have to pro-
vide," Williams said. "All of
those obligations will be
met regardless of whether
we have a director hired
or not"
Williams said the coun-
ty's fiscal 2010-2011 budget

is not expected to change
due to the vacant position.
Emergency manage-
ment training sessions,
which were previously set,
will take place as sched-
"Anything to be added to
that, obviously we will wait
until we have a new direc-
tor," Williams said. "Most

of that training goes back
to what we are required to
provide for the money we
accept from the state."
The 'Comprehensive
Emergency Management
Plan indicates the number
of training exercises the
department will conduct
each year.
"There is no one giv-

ing us a mandate, but I
would say before the end
of the year we'll have
a permanent. arrange-
ment for how we're
going to operate emer-
gency management,"
Williams said. "We'll
continue until that time
to work under the com-
mittee approach."

AIRPORT: Moving well
From Page 1A
and Passero is working well.
A couple of modifications were made during con-
struction, Ramdass said. Crews had to shift the reten-
tion pond to accommodate electrical lines.
The modifications did not change the project.
"Everything is moving along fine," he said.
During the meeting, Sawyer also requested the pur-
chase of equipment to be installed at the new terminal
building. Equipment included a surveillance system,
a building and outside gate control access system, a
burglar alarm protection system and audio visual equip-
The cost for the equipment is estimated at $44,000.
The items may be reimbursable from the FDOT con-
struction grant if the project comes in under budget,
Sawyer said.
The money would come from the airport construc-
tion contingency account, he said.
The recommendation will go before the City of Lake
City Council for approval.

REYNOLDS: Appointed
From Page 1A

findings for all of the projects of the Foundation. In
particular, trustees have a key role in developing
the year 2030 targets for Florida's six key economic
Talent Supply and Education
Innovation and Economic Development
Infrastructure and Growth Leadership
Business Climate and Competitiveness
Civic and Government Systems
Quality of Life and Quality of Place
"It is an honor to serve on the Florida Chamber
Foundation's Board of Trustees representing
Florida's three Rural Areas of Critical Economic
Concern (RACEC)," Reynolds said in a statement.


*Meet with a provider the day you come in
*Same day/next day OB appts.
*Dr. Greene is chief medical officer at Pregnancy
Care Center
*Free pregnancy tests
Call for appt. Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5:30pm
755-0500 449 SE Baya Dr. Lake City
Accepts All Insurance

John W Bums III, Agent
234 SW Main Boulevard
Lake City, FL 32056
Bus: 386-752-5866


See why State Farm' insures
more drivers than Geico and
Progressive combined. Great
service, plus discounts of
up to 40 percent.*
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.'

SState Farm

"Discounts vary by states.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL

Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424


Wednesday, December 1, 2010






'Too Fat

to Fight'

(n Veterans Day,
America correctly
paid tribute to mul-
titudes of young
volunteers who
enlist to serve their country,
even if it means risking their
lives. However, a dismal note
accompanied the yearly celebra-
tion. An organization called
Mission Readiness issued a
report titled 'Too Fat to Fight"
It said: "The Defense
Department estimates that 75
percent of young adults cannot
join the military due to various
disqualifying factors. Weight
problems are the leading medi-
cal reason why young adults
cannot join, with an estimated
one in four currently too over-
weight to enlist As a result of
the obesity epidemic, military
service is now out of reach for
millions of otherwise qualified
young Americans."
More than 100 retired gen-
erals and admirals signed the
report, which calls oti Congress
to crack down on junk food
in schools and require more
exercise. Mission Readiness
continued: "The Senate has
responded by unanimously pass-
ing the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act a bipartisan bill that
will ensure food provided to kids
in schools is healthy and sup-
port healthy eating and exercise
habits. These critical changes
are fully paid for and will have no
impact on the deficit In order for
this bill to become law, however,
the House needs to take action
before Congress adjourns at the
end of the year and all pending
legislation dies."
Former Joint Chiefs Chairman
Colin Powell sounded a similar
alarm. Powell said many rejects
are high school dropouts or
convicted felons, both forbidden
to enlist Others have such low
IQ. that they cannot pass recruit-
ment tests.
It's depressing that millions of
young "losers" can't qualify for
the armed services. They have
poor futures, and they damage
America. Congress should take
all possible steps to help these
youths gain fitness.
M Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette

Lake City Reporter
Serving Columbia County
Since 1874
The Lake City Reporter is pub-
lished with pride for residents of
Columbia and surrounding counties by
Community Newspapers Inc.
We believe strong newspapers build
strong .communities -"Newspapers
get things done!"
Our primary goal is to
publish distinguished and profitable
community-oriented newspapers.
This mission will be accomplished
through the teamwork of professionals
dedicated to truth, integrity and hard
Todd Wilson, publisher
Sue Brannon, controller
Dink NeSmith, president
Tom Wood, chairman

Letters to the Editor should be
typed or neatly written and double
spaced. Letters should not exceed
400 words and will be edited for
length and libel. Letters must be
signed and include the writer's name,
address and telephone number for
verification. Writers can have two
letters per month published. Letters
and guest columns are the opinion of
the writers and not necessarily that of
the Lake City Reporter.

BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at
180 E. Duval St. downtown.
BY FAX: (386) 752-9400.

NRAs pointless legal battle

Sfew days ago,
two teenagers in
Washington, D.C.,
completed their
homework and
headed off to buy candy bars to
mark the accomplishment. On
their way, they were talking and
laughing together when they
were shot, one fatally and the
other critically.
The attack was carried out by
other teenagers who were gath-
ered at a street corner, heard
the laughter and decided spon-
taneously and with no other
provocation that the laughter
was aimedatfthefi; rn intoler-
able show of disrespect in their
eyes. As the news report said,
"out came the guns" and anoth-
er tragedy was perpetrated in
a scenario of violence that has
become almost mundane and
monotonous in its repetition.
Now we learn that the
National Rifle Association has
filed two lawsuits in federal
court in Texas to overturn the
longtime federal ban on hand-
gun sales to people under 21
and to overturn a Texas law that
restricts the carrying of con-
cealed weapons to 21-year-olds.
In other words, the gun lobby
has decided it is appropriate
for juveniles to go armed to the
teeth in public places despite
overwhelming statistics that
show that 18- to 20-year-olds are
responsible for a disproportion-
ate amount of the gun violence.
At the same time, the NRA,
which represents gun manu-
facturers and sellers under the
guise of defending the rights
of those who buy them, is once
again hamstringing the agency
dedicated to helping keep the
nation's streets safe for those
who do not wish to own or


Dan K.Thomasson
carry guns by bringing some
sanity to the enormous traffic in
The NRA has flexed its mus-
cle in Congress to oppose once
again the confirmation of a per-
manent director of the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
and Explosives (ATF) despite
the undeniable qualifications of
the nominee for the job, Andrew
Traver. He had the audacity to
associate with a police chief's
group working toward reducing
hand gun usage on city streets,
a position obviously unaccept-
able to the NRA. Apparently,
that opposition will prevail as
it has in the past, revealing
what has long been evident
- that the gun lobby and not
the American people own the
Congress lock, stock and barrel.
Perhaps at no time in the
history of the Republic has one
special interest had so much
legislative influence. What
the NRA wants it usually gets
from the fear-driven toadies in
the House and Senate where
opposition to it is regarded as
political suicide no matter how
rational the proposal and the
motivation for it. It is a national
Adding weight to that com-
plete subservience to the gun
lobby's irrational demands
and opposition to any regula-
tion of its industry, of course,
was the 5 to 4 decision of the
U.S. Supreme Court to validate

individual gun ownership as a
constitutional right no matter
how disruptive, and with very
little apparent thought to public
safety. The court did give a nod
to the importance of the sick
idea of safe streets by leaving
the door open a crack for cer-
tain restrictions like age and
mental capacity and so forth, all
of which the NRA opposes.
There is every reason to
believe that those who oppose
the unfettered traffic in guns
outnumber those who do not
But compared to the hugely
financed NRA, the anti-gun
lobby is a eunuch,
The group founded by former
White House Press Secretary
James Brady, wounded in-the
attempted assassination of
President Ronald Reagan, appar-
ently exists somewhere out
there but has little or no clout
And other gun control organi-
zations are rarely heard from.
Certainly, those who espouse
the causes of sanity in firearm
control don't seem to receive
much acknowledgment from
these groups.
Meanwhile, going to the store
to buy a candy bar with a pal
after studying is an increasingly
dangerous activity. If the NRA
has its way, that area of violence
in our urban sprawl will get
much larger with innocent chil-
dren becoming the victims of
gang and individual crime.
Until communities, where
funerals for teenagers and
bystanders gunned down in
the streets are an almost daily
event, stand up and say enough,
there is little or no hope things
can get much better.

* Dan K. Thomasson is former
editor of Scripps Howard News

We've talked
about how
North Korea is
steadily build-
ing its nuclear
resources, despite diplomatic
efforts and sanctions by the U.S.
and the United Nations.
We said we favored a peaceful
solution to the situation, but that
it has to be made clear to North
Korea and Iran that the
civilized world will not stand for
their quest for nuclear weapons.
The current approach is simply
not working.
It just allows those nations
time to play games mak-
ing commitments and backing
away from those commitments
- while still working toward
the goal of creating a nuclear
Then North Korea escalated
On Nov.23, North Korean
forces launched an artil-
lery attack on South Korea's

Yeonpyeong Island, lobbing
shells that killed two South
Korean Marines, and injured at
least 15 soldiers and civilians
and setting dozens of buildings
on fire.
The attack lasted for about an
hour. South Korea scrambled
fighter jets and returned fire. So
far there is no word on North
Korean casualties.
The island-is near the dis-
puted border between the two
nations and is home to a South
Korean military base and a
civilian village. The North used
the military presence as an
excuse for the attack, which'
they claimed was provoked by
the South's use of the island for
army drills.
South Korea said the attack
was a clear violation of the armi-
stice between the two countries
signed in 1953.
It should be noted that since
no actual peace treaty was ever
signed, North and South Korea

are technically still at war.
The attack was condemned
by the U.S. and just about every
nation in the Pacific Rim.
The question, though, is what
to do about it?
North Korea is ruled by an
unstable dictator who has pretty
much been able to get away with
anything he wants for years.
This has emboldened him and
fueled his mad dreams. And if
something isn't done, it's clear
he will continue to push the lim-
its of the world's tolerance.
And next time?
The time after that?
What has to happen, how
many have to die, before the
world wakes up?
No one wants war, and we are
not calling for an invasion or
anything like it But there has to
be a sterner response to North
Korea than just talk. Nov. 23
attack on South Korea proves it

* Texarkana Gazette

John Crisp

More than,


is at stake

are upset about the
prospect of passing
through a full-body
scanner or under-
going an enhanced pat-down,
um, people, do you realize that
determined men and women
are working persistently to
bring down an airplane full of
Last week, one of my students
paraphrased Ben Franklin's
famous quotation about those
who are willing to relinquish
essential liberty in order to obtain
a little temporary safety; they r1
deserve neither liberty nor safety. ;
Well said. But maybe today
Franklin would have called safe [
air. travel a sort of liberty in its I
own right
Since the threat is real
- remember the "Underwear'
Bomber" and the recent attempts .
to crash several cargo planes
- why are we so exercised over
increased efforts to protect us?
Some of it has to do with the
nature of modern political dis-
course. It thrives on indignation
and its lifeblood is outrage. Both )
are constantly needled into para-
noia on talk radio and partisan
news channels. Lets call it the
"H6w-Dare.They?!" Syndrome:
the persistent agitation of the
notion that-someone is constantly
besieging us, in this case faceless ;
bureaucrats at the Transportation ,
Security Administration and, by
extension, the Obama administra-
Our consternation over viola-
tions of our modesty is puzzling.
Our country is saturated in sex
and we're used to hearing our
most private bodily functions
discussed in public. We allow
strangers on television to discuss
erectile dysfunction and hemor-
rhoids during dinner, but when
someone tries to breastfeed in
public and when we go to the
airport, we suddenly turn into
I was thinking about this last
week as I was having my pros-
tate examined. The details aren't
important, but clearly we already
submit ourselves to humiliating
indignities in the interest of our
health and safety. So why do we
stumble over an indistinct and L
anonymous full-body scan? After
all, a lot is at stake, more than a
planeload or two of air passen-
The 9/11 hijackers can't have
imagined the far-reaching dam-
age that their actions would inflict
on our nation. Because of 9/11,
we started a mostly justifiable
war in Afghanistan. But after
nearly a decade, that war has
lost its way and probably is now
doing more harm than good. We
used 9/11 as an excuse to start
an unnecessary war in Iraq.
Unfortunately, the 9/11 hijack-
ers still threaten to change our
nation in other fundamental ways.
Furthermore, while squander-
ing the international sympathy
and feelings of mutual humanity
that arose spontaneously after
9/11, we've managed to alienate
some 1.3 billion Muslims and '
undermine some of the world's
confidence in our global leader-
ship. At home, our nation seems
more insular, less generous,
more angry, more afraid.
In short, our country doesn't
feel like quite the same place
since 9/11. If we're willing to
fight wars and to torture to
prevent another 9/11, then let's
be willing to suffer the inconve-
nience and indignity of a scan or
pat-down. A lot more is riding on
this than just our modesty.
* John M. Crisp teaches in the
English Department at Del Mar
College in Corpus Christi, Texas.



Sterner response to North Korea


Public meeting
Elder Options is having
a public meeting 10 a.m.
today in the Florida Farm
Bureau Building. The
Board of Directors will be
reviewing applications for
organizational grants, as
well as hearing appeals
from those attending. The
building is located at 5700
SW 34th Street, Suite 222,
Gainesville. Contact Cindy
Roberts at 352-378-6649.

Friendship Luncheon
The December
Friendship Luncheon of
the Lake City Newcomers
and Friends is 11:30 a.m.
today at Costa Del Sol,
located at 2260 W U.S.
Highway 90. There will
be a $10 gift exchange for
those who wish to partici-
pate. All members, friends
and guests are welcome.
Contact 719-5564 or 754-

Christmas concert
Richardson Middle
School Wolf Pride Band
is having its annual
Christmas concert 6:30
p.m. Thursday in the
Columbia High School
auditorium. The RMS
Jazz Band, Symphonic
Band, Beginners Band
and Drumline will play
songs of the season
under the direction of
Sherrod Keen.

Candlelight tour
The Lake City Garden
Club is hosting the
Castagna Christmas
House Candlelight Tour
6:30- 9:30 p.m. Friday. The
house is located at 521 NW
Old Mill Road. Admission
is $10. Tickets are avail- -
able at Brown-Vann Carpet
One, Lake City Florist,
Your Hearts Desire or at
the residence the evening
of the tour. Save your tick-
et and come out 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m. Saturday when
select Christmas d6cor will
be sold.

HSCT production
The High Springs
Community Theater
opening of its Radio-on-
Stage dramatic adaptation
of Charles Dickens' "A
Christmas Carol" opens
Friday. The show runs
weekends through Dec.
19. Tickets are available at
The Framery on W. Baya
and at highspringscommu-
nitytheatercom. Four local
residents are involved in
the production.

Dream Machine Toy
The 9th Annual
Christmas Dream
Machine Toy Ride is Dec.
4. Registration begins at
10:30 a.m. and the toy
ride pulls out at 12 p.m.
from the Columbia County
Fairgrounds. There will be

Thomas Jefferson Fleming
Thomas Jefferson Fleming, of
Lake City, Florida passed away
on November 24, 2010 in Fort
Lauderdale at
the age of 99
years. Thomas
Fleming was
born and raised
on the family
farm that bor-
ders Columbia
and Suwannee
counties. As a young man, he
moved to Fort Lauderdale and
spent the majority of his adult
years in South Florida. He is
survived in Lake City by two sis-
ters: Florrie Grigger and Estella
Mayo and a host of other family
members who reside in Lake City.
The funeral will be held at St.
Luke Baptist Church in Fort
Lauderdale on Saturday, Decem-

raffles and live bands, and
all proceeds will go to ben-
efit The Christmas Dream
Machine. Contact Cookie
at 386-362-6529 or Polly at

Farm Days
Suwannee Valley Alpacas
presents Florida Alpaca
Farm Days, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 524 NW Sleepy Court in
White Springs. For more
information, call 386-397-

Flu vaccine and shots
The Columbia County
Health Department now
has flu vaccine and is
offering flu shots by
appointment Monday
through Friday. The cost
is $25, and Medicare Part
B is accepted. Pneumonia
vaccinations are also avail-
able for those eligible at
$40. Call for an appoint-
ment at 758-1069.

Matching Funds Drive
The Christian Service
Center is having its
Matching Funds Drive
until Dec. 31. All dona-
tions will be doubled by
local sponsors. Mark your
check "Matching Funds"
and mail to, Christian
Service Center, PO. Box
2285 Lake City, FL, 32056.
Call 755-1770.

Blood drive
Hungry Howie's Blood
Drive is scheduled from
noon-6 p.m. Dec. 5 at
Hungry Howie's, 857 SW
Main Boulevard. Each
donor wilA receive a free
small one-topping pizza or
small sub. Call 386438-3415.

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Nat King Cole
Christmas performance
Allan Harris sings a Nat
King Cole Christmas at
7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Levy
Performing Arts Center.
Ticket prices are: $15 for
adults, $14 for seniors
age 55 and over and $13
for Students and Florida
Gateway College staff.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 29.
Call 386-7544340 or e-mail
mark.kirby@fgc. edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 8
Lake City Newcomers
regular monthly meeting
The regular monthly
meeting of the Lake City
Newcomers and Friends
is 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Quail
Heights Country Club,
Branford Highway. The
luncheon costs $10. A $10
gift exchange will take
place for those wishing to
participate. All members,
friends, and guests are-
welcome. Call 752-4552 or

Public meeting
Elder Options is hav-
ing a public meeting 10
a.m. Dec. 8 in the Hilton
University of Florida
Conference Center. The


ber 4th at 11 a.m. The church is
located at: 210 N.W. 6th Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33311.
Roy Mizell Funeral Home (Rich-
Mizell is located at: 1305 N.W.
Sixth Street (Sistrunk Blvd.),
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33311. The
phonenumberis: (954)467-3426.

Frank Bruce Gordon
Mr. Frank Bruce Gordon, 82,
passed from this life on October
19, 2010 at his residence follow-
ing a sudden
illness. A na-
tive of New
York, Frank
was the son of
the late Her-
man and Ce-
lia Goldstein
and was born

A collection box for
unwrapped toys will also
be available.

THE k TNutcracker.
( OD The Nutcracker Ballet,
led by the acclaimed
Gainesville Dance Alive
group and supplemented
by more than 50 local boys
and girls, is 2:30 and 7:30
p.m. Dec. 11 in the Levy
Performing Arts Center.

Theatrical Play
The Historic Columbia
Theatre hosts 'The Life
of a Christian Teenager"
at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 11. The
theater is located at 348 N.
Marion Avenue. Call 386-
ANTONIA ROBINSON/ Lake City Reporter 344-0319.

Ringing for the Salvation Army Holiday happenings

Vanessa Morrill, 13, of Lake City rings to collect donations
for the Salvation Army Saturday outside of Publix. 'It makes
me feel special to do something good,' she said. Morrill is a
member of Kicking It 4 The King, a youth ministry.

Board of Directors will be
reviewing applications for
organizational grants, as
well as hearing appeals
from those attending.
The building is located
at 1714 SW 34th street,
Gainesville. Contact
Cindy Roberts at 352-378-

Medicaid workshop
A free Medicaid
workshop is 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 at the Lifestyle
Enrichment Center,
628 S.E. Allison Court.
Teresa Byrd Morgan
of Morgan Law Center
for Estate and-Legacy
Planning will expel the
myths and expands the
opportunities available
with Medicaid Planning.
Call Shana Miller at 386-
755-1977 to register.

Thursday, Dec. 9
Chorus concert
Richardson Middle
School Chorus will have
their annual Christmas
Concert 7 p.m. Dec. 9
in the Auditorium. They
will be singing various
Christmas selections. The
chorus is under the direc-
tion of Christy Robertson.

Friday, Dec. 10
Class Reunion
Columbia High School
Classes of '49,'50, '51,'52,
and '53 are having a class
reunion 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10
at Mason City Community
Center. Anyone who
attended Columbia High
is invited. Contact Julia
Osburn at 386-752-7544 or
Morris Williams at 386-

Saturday, Dec. 11
Pancake Breakfast
' Pancake Breakfast
with Santa is 8 11 a.m.
Dec. 11 at the Holiday
Inn & Suites. Breakfast
will include pancakes,
bacon, sausage, juice, cof-
fee, and hot chocolate.
There will also be holiday
music. Meals are $7 for
adults and $4 for children
ages 3-12. Proceeds ben-

on January 29, 1928 with his
birth name being Frank Ber-
tram Goldstein. Frank worked
in marketing most of his life
prior to retiring. Frank will be
greatly missed by his friends
in Columbia County especially
at the Public Library, where
he loved to spend most of his
spare time. He is survived by
two sons, a daughter and a
brother all of whom reside in
New York State. Cremation ar-
rangements were handled by
S. Marion Avenue, Lake City,
Florida. (386)752-1234. Please
sign the family guest book at
Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.

efit Children's Medical
Services of North Florida.

Snow Day, sponsored by
Hopeful Baptist Church,
is 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Dec.
11 in the parking lot next
to Gulf Coast Financial.
The event will feature 30
tons of snow delivered

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

along with two bounce
houses, a 26-foot dual
lane slide, a rock climb
wall, an obstacle course
and a bungee challenge.
The Festival of Lights will
take place around Olustee
Park throughout the day
and will feature arts and
crafts, food vendors and
live entertainment. The
Christmas parade, present-
ed by the Lake City Rotary
Club, is 6 p.m. Christmas
music will begin after the
parade in Olustee Park
until 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18
FACS Christmas Party
The Filipino American
Cultural Society of Lake City
announces a Christmas party
taking place from 6:30 10:30
p.m. Dec. 18 at the Epiphany
Catholic Church Social Hall.
Enjoy a night of culture,
dancing, and entertainment,
and possibly become a mem-
ber of FACS. For more infor-
mation., contact Bob Gavette
at 386-965-5905.


. The serious solution for weight loss-
What makes OPTIFAST Program

eh. unique?
4[ ,-*l .

Optifast treats the whole you not just your
weight. By combining comprehensive lifestyle
-' education and medical monitoring with a
great-tasting meal replacement diet, the
Optifast Program can help enhance your
health, vitality and enjoyment of life.

Many type 2 diabetics and hypertensive
patients can reduce or eliminate their medicine.
Dr. Guy S. Strauss, D.O.,FAC.O.I
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Board Certified Critical Care H O R N


New Ideas, New Programs, New Opportunities
Same Commitment to Quality Education

Washington Monthly Magazine's #1 ranked Community College in Florida


Columbia County's Most Wanted
I j, Shannon Marie Parker Paul James Scott
AKA" ,r,on Geiger -DOB: 6/18117 DOB: 2/5/66
r,, 4"- Weight: 170 bs. Height : 5/6' 3"
,r,, Right Leg OuterKnee Weight: 165 lbs.
Lrt Arm and Stomach
TaWnE.. B,.. N.un, Left Arm-Tribal Band, Hair: Brown
Lent Leg-Heart/Rabble Eyes: Brown
Siot:, astin with a Heart Identifiers: Dentures/Rotting
Right Leg: Tribal Teeth
Wanted For dealingg in Stolen PropertyZ Wanted For: Grand Theft III
',' Or,.' while License Suspended
or Revoked
WANTED AS OF 11/29/10
The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies.
The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers
are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records.

CALL (386) 754-7099 OR
i1 ir AllI A iCl-rl -rIr AI-

maO wawa a U SUBMII U A E I.D Ai
SCOLUMBIA COUNHTYV www.columbiacrimestoppers.net
Funded by the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund; Administered by the Office of the Attorney General



Page Editor: C.J. Risak, 754-0427




Page Editor: Roni Toldanes, 754-0424


Obama backs Pentagon report
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is call-
ing on the Senate to act to overturn the "don't ask,
don't tell" ban on openly gay people serving in the
In a statement Tuesday, Obama said a new
Pentagon survey confirms that most in the military
don't have a problem with serving alongside openly
gay servicemembers. He said it's time for Congress
to end what he called a "discriminatory policy." The
House already has acted.
The Pentagon survey determined that overturning
the "don't ask, don't tell" law might cause some dis-
ruption at first but would not create any widespread or
long-lasting problems. Obama said he was "absolutely
confident" that U.S. troops would adapt to the change
and remain the best fighting force in the world.

Smart's kidnapper suffers seizure
SALT LAKE CITY The former street preacher
charged with kidnapping and assaulting Elizabeth
Smart has suffered an apparent seizure in the court-
Paramedics rushed inside the courtroom to attend
to Brian David Mitchell, who was moaning and lying
on the floor.
The incident happened Tuesday just as the jury was
about to get called into the courtroom for another day
of testimony.
Mitchell's former stepdaughter, Rebecca
Woodridge, said the defendant has been housed in a
jail medical unit recently because of seizure issues.
His attorneys don't dispute that Smart was abducted
from her home at knifepoint and held captive, but
contend that Mitchell is mentally ill and can't be held
responsible for the crimes.

UN: Scorching heat soon routine
CANCUN, Mexico The brutal heat waves that
killed thousands of Europeans in 2003 and that choked
Russia earlier this year will seem like average sum-
mers in the future as the Earth continues to warm, the
U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
The last decade confirmed scientific predictions of
20 years ago that temperatures will rise and storms
will become more fierce and those trends are
likely to continue, said Ghassam Asrar, who heads the
climate research center at the World Meteorological
The WMO was due to release details on the last
decade's global temperatures later this week at the
U.N. climate conference in this Caribbean resort city,
but Asrar said it was the warmest on record.
Scientists say the warming trend is caused mainly
by industrial pollution accumulating in the atmosphere
and trapping heat. Negotiations conducted under
U.N. auspices have been trying to find ways to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions to keep temperatures from
rising to levels likely to have disastrous consequences.

Leaks: China has less influence
BEIJING China knows less about and has less
influence over its close ally North Korea than is usual-
ly presumed and is likely to eventually accept a reuni-
fied peninsula under South Korean rule, according to
U.S. diplomatic files leaked to the WikiLeaks website.
The memos called cables, though they were
mostly encrypted e-mails paint a picture of three
countries struggling to understand an isolated, hard-
line regime in the face of a dearth of information and
indicate American and South Korean diplomats' reli-
ance on China's analysis and interpretation.
The release of the documents, which included
discussions of contingency plans for the regime's col-
lapse and speculation about when that might come,
follows new tensions in the region. North Korea
unleashed a fiery artillery barrage on a South Korean
island that killed four people a week ago and has since
warned that joint U.S.-South Korean naval drills this
week are pushing the peninsula to the "brink of war."
The shelling comes on the heels of a slew of other
provocative acts: An illegal nuclear test and several
missile tests, the torpedoing of a South Korean war-
ship and, most recently,n announcement that in addi-
tion to its plutonium program, it may also be pursuing
the uranium path to a nuclear bomb.
The memos give a window into a period prior to the
latest tensions, but they offer insight into how China,
South Korea and the U.S. approach North Korea.

Reid says he'll push immigration bill
WASHINGTON The top Senate Democrat said
Tuesday he'd move to force a test vote this week on
a measure to give tens of thousands of young illegal
immigrants a path to legal status.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'd move to schedule
action on the so-called Dream Act, which would give
more than 100,000 young immigrants brought to the
United States before the age of 16 a chance to become
legal residents if they attend college or join the mili-
It's unclear whether Reid can muster the 60 votes
necessary to move to an up-or-down vote on the mea-
sure. It has some degree of bipartisan support, but is
opposed by most Republicans and some Democrats
who regard it as little more than an amnesty.
A coalition of labor and immigrant advocacy groups
announced Tuesday they're launching a radio and
print advertising campaign to pressure Republican
senators to support the measure. Targets include
Florida Sen. George LeMieux, Maine Sens. Susan
Collins and Olympia Snowe, Massachusetts Sen. Scott
Brown, Nevada Sen. John Ensign and Texas Sen. Kay
Bailey Hutchison.
"This is the chance for Republicans to show they
can rise above all the hate-mongering and all the

anti-immigrant rhetoric of the campaign season,"
said Mitch Ackerman of the Service Employees
International Union, which counts many undocument-
ed workers among its members.
Still, the debate over the measure is fraught with
politics. Reid vowed earlier this month in the thick
of his tough re-election fight in heavily Hispanic
Nevada to hold a vote on the bill when Congress
returned to finish its end-of-the-year business.
* Associated Press

Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday after the Senate -
rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice of loading spending bills with so-called earmarks.

Senate rejects GOP campaign

for elimination of pet projects

Associated Press

a sizable but dwindling
- margin, the Senate on
Tuesday voted in favor of
allowing lawmakers to keep
stocking bills with home-
state projects like roads,
grants to local police depart-
ments and clean-water proj-
But with the House set
to tumble into GOP hands
and anti-earmark reinforce-
ments coming to the Senate
in January, the window
seems to be closing on the
Tuesday's 39-56 tally
rejected a GOP bid to ban
the practice of loading
spending bills with so-called
earmarks those parochial
provisions that lawmakers
deliver to their states but
it appears the curtain is com-
ing down on the practice.
Most Democrats and a
handful of Republicans com-
bined to defeat the effort,
which would have effectively
prohibited the Senate from
considering legislation con-
taining earmarks like road
and bridge projects, commu-
nity development funding,
grants to local police depart-

Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz. (center), accompanied
by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. (left)
and Sen. John Barrasso, R;Wyo., speaks to reporters during
a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Republicans passed a party resolution:
declaring that GOP senators would give up earmarks.

ments and special-interest
tax breaks.
The tally, however, was a
better showing for earmark
opponents, who lost a 29-68
vote earlier this year. Any
votes next year should be
closer because a band of
anti-earmark Republicans is
joining the Senate. "More
like 45 or better," said ear-
mark opponent Jim DeMint,
Earlier this month,
Republicans bowed to tea
party activists and passed

a party resolution declar-
ing GOP senators would
give up earmarks. House
Republicans have also given
up the practice, but most
Democrats say earmarks
are a legitimate way to direct
taxpayer money to their con-
Seven Democrats voted
with all but eight Republicans
to ban the practice.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-ll.,
saidTuesdaythat Democrats
had made the earmarking
process far more transpar-

ent than it previously had
been under GOP control
of Congress. The reforms
include requiring lawmakers
to document every project
they seek and receive.
"I believe I have an impor-
tant responsibility to the state
of Illinois and the people I
represent to direct federal
dollars into projects critically
important for our state and
its future," Durbin said.
Critics say that pepper-
ing most spending bills
with hundreds or even
thousands of earmark proj-
ects creates a go-along-get-
along mindset that ensures
that Washington spending
goes unchecked.
President Barack Obama
supports a ban as well, but
hasn't fought earmarks
in the past two years as
Democrats controlling
Congress enacted two
cycles of appropriations
bills studded with them.
Senate Republican
Leader Mitch McConnell
of Kentucky had long been
a strong supporter of ear-
marks they were a big
issue in his 2008 campaign
- but reversed course
shortly after the GOP's big .
win in the midterm elec-

Police: Wisconsin gunman shoots

self after holding students hostage

Associated Press

15-year-old student who
held about two dozen stu-
dents and a teacher hos-
tage for several hours in a
classroom at a Wisconsin,
high school died Tuesday
at a hospital from a self-
inflicted gunshot wound,
authorities said.
Sophomore Samuel
Hengel shot himself after
police stormed a classroom
at Marinette High School
on Monday night, said
police chief Jeff Skorik.
Hengel, of Porterfield, had
been holding most of the
students and their social
studies teacher hostage for
several hours. No one else
was wounded.
The teenager allowed
one of his hostages free
a short time after he took
over the classroom after the
girl's mother tried to call
her daughter and couldn't
reach her, said Principal
Corry Lambie.
Five more of his hostag-
es were let out after about
six and a half hours, and
finally the other students
and their teacher Valerie
Burd emerged unharmed.
The terrified high school-
ers trapped in the class-
room worked desperately
to keep their captor calm

Marinette, Wisconsin police chief Jeff Skorik gives detail dur-
ing a press conference Tuesday in Marinette, Wis. about a
hostage situation at Marinette High School Monday night. The
15-year-old boy who held 23 students and a teacher hostage
died Tuesday at a Green Bay hospital from a self-inflicted
gunshot wound; authorities said.

by chatting and laughing
with him about hunting and
Student hostage Zach
Campbell said the gunman
seemed depressed, but he
didn't think he meant his
classmates any harm.
"I didn't know really
what to think. I was just
hoping to get out alive,"
Campbell said Tuesday on
CBS' "Early Show." "He
didn't want to shoot any
of us."
Campbell told The

Associated Press that six of
the gunman's close friends
were in that class.
Authorities also said they
did not know what might
have motivated the boy
who made no demands or
requests during the stand-
"As far as what caused
this, it seems to be a mys-
tery," Skorik said. "We have
not been able to identify
anything that precipitated
this incident."
Skorik said the suspect

fired three shots immedi-
ately before police entered
the room, but he had also
fired at least two or three
shots before that. He shot
into a wall, a desk and
equipment in the room, but
he was not aiming at any
students, Skorik said.
The shooter was carry-
ing a 9 mm semi-automatic
and a .22-caliber semi-auto-
matic, and he had addition-
al ammunition in his pocket
and a duffel bag with more
bullets was found at the
scene, the chief said. A
knife was also found in the
room, he said.
A bomb-sniffing dog was
brought in to check the
building for explosives and-
none were found, the chief
He said it was not clear
where the boy got the weap-
ons or how he sneaked them
into school.
The shooter entered the
classroom, where he was
a student, at around 1:30
p.m., Skorik said. Marinette
Schools Superintendent Tim
Baneck said the student
started class without any
He then asked to use
the restroom, and when he
returned he was carrying
the duffel bag containing the
two guns and ammunition,
Baneck said.

Lake City Reporter


Story ideas?

Tim Kirby
Sports Editor

Wednesday, December I, 2010


Section B

Dugout club
meeting today
The Fort White High
and Fort White Middle
School Baseball Dugout
Club will meet at
6:30 p.m. today in the
teacher's lounge at the
high school to discuss
upcoming fundraisers
and player packages.
Board elections will be
conducted. Parents of
returning players and
potential new players are
encouraged to attend.
For details, call the
school at 497-5952.
Tiger Invitational
on Saturday
Columbia High
wrestling is hosting the
Tiger Invitational
tournament Saturday in
the CHS gym. Matches
begin at 10 a.m.
For details, call the
school at 755-8080.
meeting Dec. 13
Columbia High softball
has a mandatory player
and parent meeting for
those interested in trying
out for the 2011 team at
6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the
CHS cafeteria.
For details, call Jimmy
Williams at 303-1192.
Men's games
at Richardson
Open basketball games
for men 18 and older are
played at Richardson
Community Center from
5-8 p.m. on Sundays. Cost
is $3 per session.
For details, call John
Henry Young Jr. at
* From staff reports


Fort White High JV
girls soccer vs. Columbia
High, 5 p.m.
Fort White High
girls soccer at Williston,
6 p.m.
Columbia High girls
basketball at Suwannee
High, 6 p.m.
Columbia High boys
basketball at Suwannee
High, 7:30 p.m.
Fort White High
boys basketball at Union
County High, 7:30 p.m.
Columbia High boys
soccer vs. Washington
High at Capital City
Invitational in Tallahassee,
8 p.m.
Columbia High girls
basketball at Ridgeview
High, 5 p.m.
Fort White High boys
soccer vs. P.K. School,
7 p.m.
Fort White High girls
basketball at Newberry
High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Fort White High boys
basketball vs. Columbia
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6)
Columbia High
wrestling hosts Tiger
Invitational, 10 a.m.
Columbia High boys
soccer vs. St. Francis
Catholic High, Navarre
High at Capital City
Invitational in Tallahassee,
9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Fort White High girls
soccer at St. Francis

Catholic, 2 p.m.

No. 2 Ohio State

takes 58-44 win

over Seminoles

Buckeyes keep
record perfect
against Florida.
Associated Press
Diebler scored 12 points
and Jared Sullinger notched
his third double-double of
the season Tuesday night
to lead No. 2 Ohio State to
a 58-44 victory over Florida
State in an ACC/Big Ten
Challenge game.
Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 fresh-
man from Columbus, Ohio,
finished with 11 points and
13 rebounds while David

Lightly added 10 points for
the Buckeyes (6-0).
Ohio State jumped to a 7-0
lead and never trailed, build-
ing its biggest lead at 40-23
, on William Buford's jumper
with 15:45 left in the game.
.Florida State (5-2) closed
within 49-42 on Deividas
Dulky's only 3-pointer with
4:30 left.
Freshman Ian Miller
led Florida State with 11
points and Derwin Kitchen
added 10 for the Seminoles,
who shot 35.4 percent and
committed 22 turnovers,
including 14 in the second
half. Florida State shot 33
percent in a 55-51 loss to
Florida on Sunday.


Ohio State's David Lightly (center) attempts a shot against Florida State's Xavier Gibson
(right) and Derwin Kitchen in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday in


BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High coach Micheie Bisaccia tries to help the Lady Tigers get back into the game during a 61-21 home loss
against Gainesville High.

GHS beats Lady Tigers, 61

It wasn't the kind of start that
coach Michele Bisaccia would have
envisioned for Columbia High's
girls basketball team, but the
first-year coach is hoping things will
Gainesville High raced to a 41-14
halftime lead before closing out the
Lady Tigers with a running clock in

the second half. In the end, the Lady
Hurricanes came away with a 61-21
Columbia was led in scoring by the
*duo of Marnae Gaskins and Briya
McGuire. Each had six points in the
contest. Shaniqua Henry scored four
points and Justice Campbell dropped
in three points.
"Gaskins played a good, game,"
Bisaccia said. "Right now, we're exe-
cuting as individuals. We have to


start executing our plays and playing
as a team. We're OK as individuals,
but not very good as a team. We'll
start working on that with a 6:30 a.m.
Columbia fell to 1-4 (0-2, district)
with the loss.
The junior varsity was also
in action, falling 46-38 against
Samantha Hall led the junior
varsity with 10 points.


fall in

Suwannee High
too much for Fort
White ladies.
White High's girls basket-
ball feam came-cl6se' with
an overtime loss to Madison
County High at home on
The Lady Indians didn't
have chance against visit-
ing Suwannee High on
Tuesday, losing 48-20 in a
District 5-3A game.
All the Lady Indians got
playing time and seven of
the 12 scored.
Sarah Stringfellow and
Krystin Strawder led with
four points apiece. Jordan
Earle nailed a 3-pointer
and Kayshenique Cook
also scored three points.
Catherine Trisch, Lisa Glenn
and Da'Leecia Armstrong
each had a basket
Caity Foreman and
Tatiyana Thomas led
Suwannee with 13 points
each. Hope Chambers
scored 11.
The Lady Indians fell,
37-32, at Madison and lost
to Hamilton County High,
52-43, on Nov. 22.
Fort White's junior var-
sity improved to 5-0 with a
29-20 win.
Fort White travels to
Newberry High for a 7 p.m.
district game on Friday.

CHS girls soccer

rebounds with 4-2

win over Ed White

Columbia High's Brittyny Bethea (2) fights Megan Wilde (2) during a game against Buchholz
High on Nov. 16.

Lady Tigers pick
up district road
win on Monday.
From staff reports

Columbia High's
Lady Tigers soccer team
rebounded from a tough
loss heading into the
Thanksgiving break with a
4-2 win against Ed White
High on Monday.
Columbia was coming
off a six-day break for the
holiday and responded with
one of its best efforts of the
young season.
Megan Collins converted
on the Lady Tigers' first
goal off an assist by Heather

Columbia's Alyssa
Spahalski followed it up
with a goal off an assist by
Ruth Ruiz. Spahalski would
score again later in the con-
test for the. Lady Tigers'
final goal on an unassisted
Michaela Burton scored
on the Lady Tigers' third
goal of the game.
Columbia improved to
4-5 on the season with the
The Lady Tigers'
varsity team returns
to action in the Capital
Invitational Tournament
in Tallahassee beginning
Friday. The two-day tour-
nament will conclude on

I' _- _ -



TV sports
7 p.m.
FSN Florida vs. UCF. at Orlando
7:15 p.m.
ESPN2 N.C. State at Wisconsin
7:30 p.m.
ESPN Purdue at VirginiaTech
9:15 p.m.
ESPN2 Maryland at Penn St.
9:30 p.m.
ESPN Michigan St. at Duke


NBA schedule
Tuesday's Games
Boston 106, Cleveland 87
Orlando 90, Detroit 79
Philadelphia 88, Portland 79
New Jersey at New York (n),
LA. Lakers at Memphis (n)
Indiana at Sacramento (n)
San Antonio at Golden State (n)
Today's Games
Memphis at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
,'Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. ,
Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m.
'Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers,
10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Miami at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

AP Top 25 schedule
Today's Games
No. I Duke vs. No. 6 Michigan State,
9:30 p.m.
No. 3 Pittsburgh vs. Duquesne, 9 p.m.
No. 14 Memphis vs. Arkansas State,
No. 17 San Diego State vs. Saint
Mary's, Calif., 10:30 p.m.
No. 18 Florida at UCF, 7 p.m.
No. 19 Texqs vs. Lamar, 8 p.m.
No. 21 BYU at Creighton, 8:05 p.m.
No. 22 Purdue at Virginia Tech,
7:30 p.m.
No. 24 UNLV at Illinois State,
8:05 p.m.


NFL schedule
Monday's Game
San Francisco 27,Arizona 6
Thursday's Game -
Houston at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.
SSunday's Games
San Francisco at Green Bay, I p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, I p.m.
Buffalo at Minnesota, I p.m.

Jacksonville atTennessee, I p.m.
Cleveland at Miami, I p.m.
Chicago at Detroit, I p.m.
Washington at N.Y. Giants, I p.m.
New Orleans at Cincinnati, I p.m.
Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
Carolina at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 6
N.Y.Jets at New England, 8:30 p.m.

ACC awards
GREENSBORO, N.C.-Voting for the
2010 Atlantic Coast Conference coach
and rookie of the year awards, as voted
on by members of the Atlantic Coast
Sports Media Association.
Coach of the year
Ralph Friedgen, Maryland (29)
Frank Beamer,Virginia Tech (19)
* Tom O'Brien, N.C. State (6)
Jlmbo Fisher, Florida St. (6)
Rookie of the year
banny O'Brien, qb, Maryland (54)
Josh Harris, rb,Wake Forest (3)
Xavier Rhodes, cb, Florida St. (3)
DeAndre Hopkins, wr, Clemson (I)
Danny O'Brien, qb, Maryland (58)
Josh Harris, rb,Wake Forest (2)
DeAndre Hopkins, wr, Clemson (I)
Xavier Rhodes, cb, Florida St.
Kevin Pierre-Louis, Ib, Boston College
Kelby Brown, Ib, Duke (4)
Tim Jackson, dl, North Carolina (I)


Golf week
Chevron World Challenge
Site:Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Sherwood Country Club
(7,052 yards, par 72).
Purse: $5 million.Winner's share: $1.2
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday,
4-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Friday, midnight-
3 a.m., 4-7 p.m., 8-11 p.m.; Saturday, mid-
nightO3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday,
3-6 p.m.).
Field: Paul Casey, Stewart Cink, Luke
Donald, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Dustin
Johnson, Zach Johnson, Aqthony Kim,
Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Rory
Mcllroy, Sean O'Hair, Ian Poulter, Steve
Stricker, Camilo Villegas, Nick Watney,
Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods.
Online: http://www.tigerwoodsfoundo-
Tiger Woods' site: http://www.tiger-
PGATour site: http://www.pgatour.com
PGA European Tour site: http://www.
LPGATodr Championship
Site: Orlando

Course: Grand Cypress Golf Club,
North and South Courses (6,518 yards,
par 72).
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday,
1:30-3:30 p.m.; Friday, 3-5 a.m., 1:30-
3:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 a.m., 7:30-
9:30 p.m.; Monday, 3-5 a.m.).
Online: httpJ//www.lpga.com
Nedbank Golf Challenge
Site: Sun City, South Africa.
Course: Gary Player Country Club
(7,590 yards: par 72).
Purse: $5 million. Winner's share:
$1.25 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Field: Robert Allenby, Tim Clark, Ernie
Els, Ross Fisher, Retief Goosen, Anders
Hansen, Padraig Harrington, Miguel
Angel Jimenez, Eduardo Molinari, Louis
Oosthuizen,Justin Rose, Lee Westwood.
Online: http://www.nedbankgolfchaol
Sunshine Tour site: http://www.sunshi-
Australian Open
Site: Sydney.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: The Lakes "Golf Club (6,850
yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.44 million. Winner's share:
Television: None.
Online: http://playgolfcom.au
PGA Tour of Australia site: http://pga-
PGA TOUR: PGA Tour Qualifying
Tournament, Today-Monday, Orange
County National Golf Center and
Lodge, Crooked Cat Course, Panther
Lake Course, Winter Park. Television:
Golf Channel (Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; Sunday,
midnight-3 a.m., 1-4 p.m.; Monday,
midnight-3 a.m., 12:30-4 p.m.; Tuesday,
midnight-3 a.m.).


NHL schedule
Tuesday's Games
Tampa Bay 4,Toronto 3, OT
Phoenix at Nashville (n)
St. Louis at Chicago (n)
Atlanta at Colorado (n)
Detroit at San Jose (n)
Today's Games
Edmonton at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Washington at St. Louis, 8 pjn.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.
Florida itAnaheim, 10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.nm;
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Florida at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.-


Slay wins Wednesday blitz

Nick Slay (+10) bird-
ied early and late to top
a three-man battle in the
Wednesday blitz.
Mike McCranie and
Steve Patterson each had
three birdies during their
round, but fell two shots
shy of the winner's total.
Both of Slay's birdies
held up in the skins game.
McCranie took home a skin
with an eagle on No. 9 to
match Keith Shaw, Stuart
*Whitten and Patterson with
one winner each.
The Saturday blitz was
another three-man battle,
this time featuring Jerry
West, Jim Carr and Bruce
West finally prevailed
with a +6 despite Carr's"
birdie on the closing hole.
Gibson and Carr tied at +5
for the runner-up spot.
In the Saturday skins

Ed Goff

game, Steve Peters and
Dave Mehl shared a three-
way split of the pot with
The Good, Old Boys con-
tinued their hot individual
play despite a couple of
ho-hum team matches.
Match one of team
play went to Mark Risk,
Joe Persons, Jim Bell and
Bobby Simmons in a 7-3
pasting of Stan Woolbert,
Eli Witt, Tony Branch and
Jerry Snowberger.
Match two was a bit clos-
er. Monty Montgomery,
Nick Whitehurst, Tom
Elmore and Dan Stephens
took a relatively easy 9-6
win over Ed Snow, Jerry
West, Merle Hibbard and

Jim Stevens.
Montgomery took the
top spot in 18-hole individ-
ual play with a. 35-38-73.
Snow made it close with
a 36-38-74, followed by
Woolbert and Risk, each
with 75. Stephens (78) and
West (79) rounded out the
group of top scorers.
Joe Persons and Jim Bell
shared nine-hole honors
with 39 on the back side.
The LGA played 'a net
score match this week. No
one could hold the upper
hand in the match that
ended up in a three-way tie
among Faye Warren, Carol
Felton and Katrina Counts.
Cathy Steen and Warren
each had a winner in the
chip-in game.
The two-man best ball
tournament on Dec. 11-12
will begin with an 8 a.m.
shotgun start both days.


Starting out on top
Lake City Middle School's wrestlers went undefeated against five teams to win the Episcopal
Middle School tournament on Nov. 20. It was the first tournament of the season for the
Falcons. Team members are- (front row, from left) mat girls Sarah Ward,:Callie Winston,
Mathison Milligan, MaddieKennon and Brandy Britt. Second row(from left) are
Christian Little, Dylan Beckelheimer, Zach Mitchell, Witt Register, Dustin Regar,
Dylan Bullard, Shawn Ziegaus and Cody Waldron. Third row (from left) are Austin Boidanoff,
Dalton Nazworth, Tristan Larisey, Tim Mallard, Jordan Daniels, Christian Collins and
Hunter Wortman. Fourth row (from left) are Mariaun Dallas, Hunter Bullard, Brandon Little,
Bryson Britt, Dylan Regar, Bennie Harper and coach Allen Worley. Fifth row (from left) are
coach Kevin Warner, Marcus Ziegler, Josh Walker, Kaleb Warner, Ben Kuykendall,
Lucas Bradley and coach Jason Langston.

Florida State's Xavier Rhodes (27) looks to make a tackle on Florida quarterback Jordan
Reed during the Seminoles 31-7 win against the Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday
in Tallahassee. Rhodes was named the ACC's defensive rookie of the year.

Maryland's O'Brien, FSU's

Rhodes take ACC top honors

Associated Press

Danny O'Brien has become
Maryland's first Atlantic
Coast Conference rookie of
the year.
The freshman quar-
terback on Tuesday was
named the league's overall
rookie of the year as well as
its top offensive newcom-
er following a vote of the
Atlantic Coast Sports Media
Association. Florida State
cornerback Xavier Rhodes
was the ACC's defensive
rookie of the year.
O'Brien received 54 of
a possible 61 votes for the
overall award, while Rhodes
and Wake Forest running
back Josh Harris each had
three votes and Clemson
receiver DeAndre Hopkins

received one vote. For the
offensive award, O'Brien
had 58 votes, Harris had
two and Hopkins had one.
O'Brien, a 6-foot-3 red-
shirt freshman, threw 21
touchdown passes four
shy of the league record for
He ranks third among
freshmen nationally with
a pass efficiency rating of
135.2 and averaged 188
yards passing. He started
the season as the backup to
Jamarr Robinson but took
control of the job when
Robinson injured his shoul-
O'Brien is a key reason
why the Terrapins finished
8-4, contended for the
Atlantic Division title until
the final weeks of the regu-
lar season and secured a

bowl berth one year after
finishing 2-10.
Maryland had been the
only charter member of the
AC&C never to produce a
rookie of the year since the
conference began honoring
newcomers in 1975.
Rhodes received 35 votes
for the defensive award
to finish ahead of Boston
College linebacker Kevin
Pierre-Louis, who had 21
votes, Duke linebacker
Kelby Brown (4) and North
Carolina defensive lineman
Tim Jackson (1).
Rhodes redshirted last
year and made the tran-
sition from receiver to
defensive back. He leads
the nation's freshmen
with 14 passes defended
- 11 pass breakups, three


1 'Comes
5 Planning meet-
ing input
10 Bumped
12 Not wholly
13 Wool coat
14 Toughens up
15 Green parrots
16 Fellow
18 Tex--cuis"ie
19 Belonging to
Asian immi-
22 Georgia.
25 Wide ties
29 Type of
30 -ski wear
32 Publish
33 Bridle straps
34 Low-carb diet
37 Wash away
38 Noisy insect
40 Former
Heathrow arr.

43 Rock band
44 Float downriv-
48 Glue on
50 Prepared for
52 Meadow flower
53 food cake
54 Dancer's asset
55 Rural necessi-


1 Freighter haz-
2 Locale
3 Safe to launder
4 NYSE regulator
5 John, in
6 Oil barrel
7 Raison d'-
8 "Family Ties"
10 Oliver Stone

Answer to Previous Puzzle





11 Showroom
12 Metallic sou
17 Wheel buy (
wds.) .
20 Many a sain

Want more puzzles?
Check out the "Just Right Crossword Puzzles" books
at QullDriverBooks.com


21 Alarmed
22 Telepathy
inds 23 Red giant in
2 Cetus
24 Sleep -
it 26 Functioning
7 effectively
27 Quartet minus
28 Transmit
9 31 NNW opposite
35 Dusk to dawn
36 Chem. or bio.
39 Mellowed
40 Cook in a wok
41 Ancient colon-
42 Bath powder
45 Tel. or elec.
46 Wall Street
31 47 Magazine
48 Arith. mean
49 Decent grade
51 Beads on



' '

Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421

I I I"




Bobby Bowden to coach

'bowl game for US soldiers

Associated Press
Bobby Bowden will
coach one more game,
on a road trip like none
he's ever experienced,
and where players on both
sides of the field are on-the
same team.
The former Florida
State coach will be among
a group of football greats
traveling to an undisclosed
American military instal-
lation in the Persian Gulf
next month for a flag foot-
ball game with soldiers,
called the Connect to Home
Bobby Bowden asked
to go this year after fol-
lowing last season's inau-
gural event closely, and
event organizers happily
"It's very exciting ...
because there couldn't be
a better cause," the 81-
year-old Bowden told The
Associated Press. "My belief
in our military and our men
that are over there, what
they're going through,
that's what means as much
as anything to me."
Highlights from the
game will be aired during
halftime of the Fiesta Bowl
on Jan. 1.
The event is sponsored
by Tdstitos and the USO,
and Bowden is just one of
several football stars- mak-
ing the trip.
College Football Hall
of Famer Gene Stallings
will coach the other

In this Dec. 5, 2006, file photo, former Florida State football
coach Bobby Bowden speaks during an interview in
New.York. Bowden will be among a group of football greats
traveling to an undisclosed American military installation in
the Persian Gulf next month for a flag football game with

team, and former play-
ers who are taking part
on the trip include Jim
Kelly, Rodney Peete, LaVar
Arrington, Zach Thomas,
Thurman Thomas, Andre
Reed, Antonio. Freeman,
Ron Dayne and Jevon
The group will travel to
the selected base for a few
days in December.
"You know, you kind of
like to give back," Bowden
said. "That's what we're
Officials from Tostitos
came up with the idea last
year when trying to tie
bowl season into some sort
of tribute to soldiers. The
USO benefits from getting

exposure during prime time
of a Bowl Championship
Series game.
"For many of our troops
serving overseas, watching.
college football is a spe-
cial way to reconnect with
home -from the coin toss
to the marching bands to
seeing the action on the
field," said Justin Lambeth,
Frito-Lay's vice president
of marketing.
It's the second time a
Bowden has been part of
the event.
Terry Bowden was one
of the coaches selected to
go to Iraq last season, and
the commitment was made
before Florida State was
selected to play in the Gator

Bowl his father's final
game with the Seminoles.
The game in Iraq was
the same day. Bobby
Bowden insisted his son
be in Iraq, and not change
plans just to be there for
his finale.
"He told me itwas great
experience," Bowden said.
"He wouldn't trade any-
thing for it The closest I
have come to something
like this, which really is
not close, is they used to
invite college coaches over
to Europe, to Germany
and England, to put on
coaching clinics at some
bases. But nothing like
Bowden officially
left Florida State 'with
377 wins, a figure that
takes away 12 victo-
ries the NCAA ordered
vacated following an
academic scandal that
affected the eligibility of
some players. Bowden also
won 22 games at South
Georgia College, a figure
he counts on his own per-
sonal total.
So by his math, includ-
ing the vacated wins, he
won 411 games in college
"When I die, I'm putting
on my tombstone 411,"
Bowden said. "They can't
do a thing about it"
He might get to say he
won 412 in a few weeks,
even if he has to fly halfway
around the world first
"I never thought of that,"
Bowden said.

Spurrier back in SEC title game

Associated Press
Steve Spurrier seemed to
be a shell of himself his
first few years at South
Carolina, unable to rekin-
dle the kind of success he
had at Florida. .
This year looked like
it might be another tease
when the Gamecocks again
followed a big win against
Alabama with a disap-
pointing loss to Kentucky.
Spurrier was shaken, but
not down.
At 65, the South
Carolina head ball coach
is back in the Southeastern
Conference title game.
His No. 18 Gamecocks
* take on second-ranked
Auburn Saturday.
After five largely so-so
seasons, Spurrier can bring
a winner to South Carolina
in the game he loves the
most It's a second-act few
thought Spurrier would
pull off with the also-ran
"The important thing is
that our players really set
some lofty goals this year,"
he said. "They set some

In this Nov. 20, 2010, file photo, South Carolina coach
,Steve Spurrier smiles as he watches the fans celebrate
during the first half of an NCAA college football game against
Troy at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

goals that a lot of people
maybe would've laughed
at at the beginning of the
Plenty of people around
college football laughed six
years ago when Spurrier
- citing the Boston Red
Sox slogan "Why not
us?"- 'said his goal was to,
win an SEC crown at South
No one, notevenSpurrier,
critics said, could move
South Carolina ahead of
the East's divisional power

trio of Florida, Georgia and
"I was a little surprised
because I thought there
were better options where
he could be more .imme-
diately successful," said
Chris Doering, a receiver
on three SEC champions
from 1993-95 for Spurrier
at Florida.
But after several false
starts, Spurrier's got the
Gamecocks (9-3) set to
ruin the league's chance
at a fifth straight national

"Oh, we don't worry
about that," Spurrier
said Tuesday. "We worry
about South Carolina,
our school, our state, our
team. And we're trying to
win our first conference
Not that Eastern
Division, success came
The Gamecocks were
the talk of the nation in
October when they top-
pled then-No. 1 Alabama,
35-21. Then South
Carolina's old ways kicked
in with a second-half col-
lapse, turning a 28-10 lead
against Kentucky into a
31-28 loss. A lopsided 41-
20 defeat at home against
Arkansas three weeks later
looked like it would doom
their chances as South
Carolina headed for show-
down at The Swamp for
the title.
Behind freshman run-
ner Marcus Lattimore and
a defense that rattled the
Gators, South Carolina
broke its 0 for 12 mark in
Gainesville with a 36-14 vic-
tory and the Gamecocks
were off to Atlanta.

South Regional runners
Lake City runners competed at the Foot Locker South Regional event Saturday at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte,
N.C. Emma Tucker (from left) placed second for All South Region Gold Team; Timothy Pierce just missed out on
placing, with a 32nd finish; Nicole Morse madeAll South Region Silver Team by placing 17th; Bridget Morse was third
(10-under girls) for All South Region Gold Team. Next up for the local runners is the AAU National Cross Country
Championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports this Saturday.

Hoop Shoot winners
The annual Hoop Shoot for Columbia County students was
Monday at the Lake City Middle School gym. The
winners advance to district competition in Live Oak on
Jan. 15. County winners are: 8-9 age group (front row, from.
left) Destiny Murphy, Pinemount, and Mangel Loper, Fort
White; 10-11 age group (second row, from left) Ryan Guyton,
Eastside, and Devaria Ross, Pinemount;,12-13 age group
(third row, from left) Kyrstyn Giebeig, LCMS, and
Jordan Coppock, LCMS.

Terps' Friedgen

named ACC

coach of year

Associated Press

Maryland's Ralph Friedgen
is the Atlantic Coast
Conference's coach of the
year for the second time.
The Terrapins coach on
Tuesday was named the
award winner following a
vote of 61 members of the
Atlantic Coast Sports Media

. each day 'V
, aso special
.. and sweet, q

nulch ml ore
SIin our future
Sif you will

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

and Virginia Tech's Frank
Beamer was second with 19.
North Carolina State's Tom
O'Brien and Florida State
coach Jimbo Fisher each
received six votes. One bal-
lot was left blank.
Friedgen, who also won
the award in 2001, led the
Terps to a turnaround sea-
son. They finished 8-4 and
contended for the Atlantic
Division title a year after
going 2-10.

Do You Need to

CALL Mary or
TODAY to place a
surprise ad for
someone you Love!
755-5440 or

4 between 8 00am & 5 00pm
v -044

\^\! awwv^w
11 o cer^l

by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

(Answers tomorrow)
I Answer: What he did when he was offered a chance
to skydive "LEAPED" AT IT

*^Ads have1 toM beMplace by4pm
y i j ji -dayt pro to' aperac ig^~~~f nff
DEAD INEtheLake (_T!SI~it Reorte.Tfl B

Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420





' 3i :1 .i I

RI .i'Ct'-.M .rI


y ,UT Bu One Pizza I ,LTrgoSaihSI Weio
M ^ ty SPECIALS Ge One Ba,

...ON D O.E .. .. .......

M lh, ,,, .,-,L,'"' 1
.8.. 5,_8 -'-Val^ .,'7""--"f ....

nExam and Necessary X-rays
D" I 1I51 D(-. .' ,

S Reg. 1 S13 S,%INGS OF 1I07
ol hExpires December 311, 20101




-. ,

A., ,. C IP .L ,


. Rotate &
Most cars & trucks
Plus tax & supplies
Not valid with any other offer
expires 11/30/10

To adveTrtise YOUR'c'1iJ jj onI'I-lI ease call T 15 1EU

Skin Care Microdermabrasion
Coppola Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Hairdreams Hair Extensions
Redken Master Specialist
Creative & Corrective
Spa Manicure & Pedicure Massage
Voted Best Day Spa & Place for a Massage

Plastic Surgery Dr Sadove
Internationally renowned cosmetic surgeon with
focus on eyes, nose, neck, face, breast and body

Purchase 12oo in gift certificates and
receive 5ioo in gift certificates free!

expir I,,, 11/30/10
expires 11/30/10

ILI151c--~ I I- I



Your marketplace source for Lake City

and Columbia County


Mederi wants independence for clients

goal: Let seniors
live at home.

remain inde- .'
pendent at
home is the I
goal of Mederi .I
CAREtenders, senior advo-
cates who provide home
health care.
Mederi CAREtenders
strives to enhance the
art of caring through its
Senior Advocacy mission
statement: commitment to
providing health care that
looks beyond the obvious
needs of seniors enabling
them to live in their homes
as long as possible.
"Basically what we're -
trying to do is help seniors
age in place, keep people
out of the hospital and look
beyond the obvious and
figure out what else they .Pi
might need," said Lynn F,
Strickland, director of pro-
fessional services. The
The skilled health care left),
company offers numer- Ann
ous services, like nursing, Jenn
physical therapy, occupa-
tional therapy, speech ther- regis
apy, medical social services thera
and home health aides.
Other services include Stric
certified chemotherapy M
nurses, IV therapy in the can
home and programs that client
help to keep patients. long
safe, such as an Optimum deal
Balance program designed a ne'
to prevent falls for patients. gery
"Ifs a variety of things," or si

LEANNE TYOILake City Reporter
staff of Mederi CAREtenders poses for a photograph at their office in Lake City. Pictured are Tina Johnson (front, from
clinical team assistant; Christina Shallar, physical therapy assistant; Haley Markham, clinical team assistant; Joyce
Lyons-King, physical therapy assistant; Lynda Perry (back, from left), registered nurse; Kim Huges, physical therapist;
nifer Blevins, registered nurse; Cindy Davis, physical therapy assistant; David Gray, registered nurse; Lynn Strickland,
stered nurse and director of professional services; Lauren Garris, account executive; Megan Bewernitz, occupational
apist; and Chris Durban, account executive.

;kland said.
[ederi CAREtenders
provide assistance to
its needing short or
*-term care who are
ing with situations like
w diagnosis, recent sur-
r, short-term condition
offering the challenges

of a long-term illness.
The company works in
conjunction with a. client's
physician to develop a plan
of treatment that includes
recovery, rehabilitation,
disease management and
case management
Not only will Mederi

CAREtenders provide assis-
tance to the patient, but
it will teach the patient's
family on how to best help
with the patient's care so
patients can stay in their
homes longer, Strickland
Mederi CAREtenders'

customers are their clients,
their clients' families and
the doctors they work with,
Strickland said.
"We try to incorporate
all those things and try
to make everybody come
together for the best of the
patient," she said.

The company's values
include achieving desir-
able and timely clinical out-
comes, respect, integrity,
pursuing excellence and
continuous improvement
in all it does.
"I like the fact that we
really work hard to take
care of people and to help
the elderly," Strickland
said. "The company has
really made strides in a lot
of programs 'to help the
quality of life. I like being
able to be a part of that and
the philosophy of the com-
pany and what we stand
Strickland said adver-
tising with the Lake City
Reporter has allowed the
company to inform people
of who they are.
"We want to get our
name out there and we
want people to know we're
here," she said, "so I think
that has helped."
Mederi CAREtenders
opened in Lake City in
May. It is a subsidiary of
Almost Family Inc. and
serves Columbia, Hamilton,
Suwannee, Union and Dixie
The office is located at
621 SW Baya Avenue, Suite
Office hours are 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, but a registered
nurse is on call 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Call (386) 758-3312 or
Stoll-free at 877-379-6217.
Visit www.cat'etenders.com.

Let's Fill It UD!


': Supporting the Food Bank of Spwannee Valley

Starting December 1, 2010
. Bring Your Food Items to the Reporter Office.
located at 180 E. Duval Street, Lake City
Monday through Fridays, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

On Saturday, December 11th
Carrier Food Pick Up Day
To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable foods at
your Reporter paper tube or the end of your driveway Friday night.
No glass containers.
Your Lake City Reporter carrier will pick it up while
delivering your Saturday paper.


*Help U Fil he Tlrrriu

Place a collection box in your place of business for donation and you will
be recognized with other business donors in the Lake City Reporter.

Lake City Reporter
laktdyrfporter.com LUtRLNTS Man ine

For additional
information and.tq
participate, plee tall


tilts fill
lty rg o"

Ask About Our Cabin Rental.
or Stay the Night In Our Famous Tree Housel




....l ...

I 0 1 ;111 e fa
^Food Dank of
suB atilloa I 4-1101


. -T

-0 PA


Lake City Reporter


Classified Department: 755-5440

Take ADvantage of the
Reporter Classifieds!




14~n ~s days Eac additional

4 lines 6 days $i.2
Each Item must include a price.
r This is anon-refundable rates

One Item per adi J pc
Rate applies days tional
Rate applies to private individuals selling
personal merchandise totalling $500 or less.
Eachitem must ce

This is a non-refundable rate.

iOne em per ad Each additional
4 lines. ays line $1.5
Rate applies to private individuals selling

personal merchandise totalling $,00 or ess.
Each tem must Include a price.
Tll i Ts a non-refundable rate.

One Ite per ayEach additional
4linesl6idays |$

Rate apples o private Individuals llng
personal merhandise totaling $, r ess.
IncuEachsa st include a prices.

Ir nes ac Wdedays ertion.

m e nIse to In ,00 or less.

$10.80 each additional e price.

ad for i eah Wednesdably insertion.

You can call us at 755-5440,
Monday through Friday from 8:00
aXm. to 5:00 p.m. l
Some people prefer to place their
classified ads in person, and some
ad categores will require prepay-on.
ment. Our office is located at 180
You can hal uso 1a l 75 0ur ad
3ontday Fri. a.. F :00

esday on .,10:00a.m. 0., 900a.m.
AXd 385or2- Pleas e i ree yorea-

adefsto r inach re:sat inserton,'and
o error ca Please a l your ad75

Mony tthe rfi ort dayrom.put0o
esdlay t52am00p for cma. llace.

rediaetelp you r cprye to pt Cla re t
ment.uay fi, ad Fat.1

Adveratinso pa ore adi your ad

ona einers aly ofo Publication.
EMAIL: classifiedslakedtisetyre-

porter.comhe r erfort be

advertis-r cora isa dvyert io
Deallei the app it o nel rtion.
Ad Is to Appar: Callter by: Ematinby:
Tuesday Mncorroa.m. Monr, theoam.
Wednesday Meoni,, 0:00 a.m. Mon o, 9:00 a.m.

Friday Tie it, o1000r am. li e s 9:00 a.m
Saturday Fri, 10:00 a.m. advertisement
Th se deadlines are subject t to hange without notice.

to be published, nor for any general,

special or consequential damages.
Ad Errorsit Please read your ad

dvon the first day ofe publication.
We accept responsibility for only

withe first incorrect insertion,-and
only rthe charge for othe ad ispacime
In error. Please call 755-5440
Immediately for prompt correc-

nation in employliment, housing andts.

public accommodations. Standard
abbreviations are acceptable; how-


Lien and intent to sell these vehicles
on 12/16/2010, 8:30 am at 1694 SE

TO SALVAGE, INC. reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or
all bids.
1988 HONDA
December 01, 2010

020 Lost & Found

LOST DOG: from McFarlane
and Laurel Lane. Missing since
11/27. 651b, solid black male lab.
2 collars. 386-623-3951

LOST, One Hearing Aid,
Wed, Nov 17th,
in Lake City.
Call 386-497-3443 if found
eyes, short tail, black face. Near
Miltons Country store on N 441.
Last seen 11/22. 386-984-8329
YELLOW LAB female found
on Hwy 41 North.
Please contact Erma.

100 Job
10 Opportunities

Columbia County is accepting
applications for a Senior Staff
Assistant. This is liaison and
staff administrative work
assisting the County Manager.
Will interpret policy and ensure
compliance with ordinances.
Will serve as a liaison between
the Board of County
Commissioners and the public.
Performs public relations
functions with public,
department heads, officials and
visitors. Minimum requirements
include Associate's degree in
business management or related
field and three to five yrs.
experience providing adminis-.
trative/management support,
preferably in a governmental.
setting, or any equivalent
combination of training and
experience to provide the
required knowledge, skills, and
abilities. Must be a resident of
Columbia County within six (6)
months of employment. Valid
FL driver's license req. Salary
$54,933 annually plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical &
drug screening. Applications
may be obtained at the Human
Resources Office, Board of
County Commissioners, 135 NE
Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City,
FL 32055, or online at
(386)719-2025, TDD
(386)758-2139. Application
deadline: 12/10/2010.
AAA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

faornrlty La. City Cmmunny college
SComputer Science
Teach computer classes on campus.
Must have Master's degree with 18
graduate hours in computer science.
Experience with interactive digital media
to include 2D, 3D modeling, motion
graphics, video, animation or gaming
preferred. Contact Pam Carswell at 386-
754-4266 or pamela.carswelli@fac.edu.
*Human Diseases
Evening class and intemet class.
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours
in either a health science or medical
field required. For more information or to
apply, contact Tracy Hickman at 386-
754-4324 or tracy.hickman@fqc.edu.
College application and copies of
transcripts required All/.foreign transcripts
must be submitted with a translation and
evaluation. Application available at
FrsC is accrlised by the i Sotulhem A,, iti,'u olColleg and
VPh'DAEVEO College inEduc.tin & Employmeni

Home Improvements

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

Davis Repair. All Home improve-
ments. Reliable 25 years exp.
Lie & Ins. FREE estimates. Larry
352-339-5056 or 386-454-1878


*** SPECIAL ***
Holiday Cleaning
Done your way!
Call Ethel 386-303-1496.

100 Job
100 Opportunities

Leading Fresh/Frozen Company
is hiring Lease Operators!!
No New England States
100% Fuel Surcharge,
Health and Life Insurance
available, Spouse and Pet Rider
Programs, O/O'S
And PTDI Certified Students
Are Welcome !!
BUEL, INC. 866-369-9744

Progressive Logistics Services
needs FT Warehouse
Freighthandlers to load/unload
trucks in Lake City, FL
Apply online at
Background check and
DrugScreen required.

12 Medical .
0 Employment

Gainesville Women's Center
For Radiology
Arlene Weinshelbaum, M.D.
wanted part time.ARRT &
Mammography certification req.
Fax resume to:
Tracy: (352)331-2044

Medical Personnel

Needed for Correction &
Mental Health Facilities, top
pay, instant pay, sign on bonus,
Wanted Medical Biller/Sdheduler,
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-11/29/10
* Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-01/17/11
* Continuing education
Fees incl. books, supplies, exani
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

et Connected

....: w CIokYoit porte r con

-i^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 11J .n i.iir

310 Pets & Supplies
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
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 ar6e
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

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

402 Appliances
Frost Free Refrigerator,
White, looks nice, works great
386-292-3927 or 386-984-0387
Kenmore Washer
White, works great
$125 -
386-292-3927 or 386-984-0387
Whirlpool Dryer,
White, good shape
$125 obo
386-292-3927 or 386-984-0387

406 Collectibles
Model Railroad Buildings HO
scale. 5 for $20. Beautifully
assembled and ready for display.
Selling collection 386-752-0987

407 Computers
HP Computer,
$100.00. firm
386-755-9984 or

408 Furniture
Beautiful butcher-block
7-pc. dining set, incl.
Glass top asking
$400 386-365-0478
QUEEN SIZE sleeper couch,.
Very good cond.
Very good cond.
Sectional: 3-pc. corner set..
with 2 built-in recliners.
Very good cond. $100.00

410 Lawn & Garden

MTD High Wheel Mower
looks and runs good
$125 obo
386-292-3927 or 386-984-0387

REPORTER Classifieds
In Print and On Line

420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-961-1961.

Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$225 & up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.

430 Garage Sales
2-Family Yard Sale-Sat, Dec 4.
7:30-2. Holiday Deco, lights,
household, too much to list. No
Earlybirds. 360 SE Olustee Ave.
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

440 Miscellaneous
Great Gift Ideas
Shop online at
Dress by St. Patrick. size 12
(runs small) Was $700.
Sell for $350. 386-719-2198
ARCH $100.00

450 Good Things
The Nut Cracker
Buy and sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252/Taylorville
Robert Taylor 386-963-4138
or 386-961-1420

460 Firewood
Truckload of firewood $60,
Tigerette dancer selling firewood
to go to competition, will deliver

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2&3 Bedroom Mobile homes.
$395 $650. mo. plus deposit.
Water & sewer furnished.
Cannon Creek MHP
2/2 (full baths), S/W, 1 acre
secluded lot, Bascom Norris By-
pass, $500 dep, $600 month,
386-623-2203 or 386-623-5410
3BR/2BA Double wide. Lg.
Rooms. $750 a month: 1st month
and security. Please call
386-365-1243 or 386-965-7534.
3BR/2BA NEWLY renovated,
MH on 1/2 ac. private property.
$700.mo. 1st. mo.+ Security dep.
References needed. 386-755-3288
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, 1 mo rent & dep
SQuiet Setting w/lots of oaks
2br/lba from $450 & 3br/2ba from
$550. Includes water & sewer.
No Pets! 386-961-0017
Very clean & well maintained 2/2
units in nice park. $199. 1st. mo
w/$500. dep. $599.mo after. Rent
incl water, sewer, trash p/u. Close
to town 386-984-8448 or 623-7547
Very Clean 2 BR/1 BA, in the
country, Branford area, $450 mo.,
386-867-1833, 386-590-0642

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
Fully Furnished Clean 2br/1.5ba
Owned by non-smoker. Washer &
Dryer, Microwave, TV.
$550. mo 386-755-0110

"710 Unfurnished Apt.
REPORTER Classifieds 710 ForRent
2 bdrm/1 bath, I car garage, W/D
In Print and On Line hook up, $520 month,
Si .. no pets 1 month sec,
www.lakecityreporter.com 386-961-8075

Tell 'm L.C. Reporter sent ya.


Sign up today for EasyPay* and receive

one month FREE added to your subscription.

ea e deeads 386.755.5445

ever, the first word of each ad may
not be abbreviated.

In Print and Online


Apply Online or In Personl 1152 SW Business Point Dr
-Lake City, FL 32025

S www.sitel.com EOE

Auto Shop: Tractors, Trucks,
Cars, Implements, Small Engines,
Welding, much more. Free Est.
386-623-3200 or 755-3890


* ADvantage

Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010 3C



Parents' home is full of love,

and sometimes it can be loud









year-old son and I spent
the weekend at my parents',
house. We had a wonderful
time. Mom and Dad show-
ered us with love and at-
tention. It was like being at
a resort even though their
house is small. The size
didn't matter until, at 4:30
a.m. through paper-thin
walls, I was awakened by
my parents making love.
Unfortunately, this was
a familiar sound from my
childhood. I didn't know
how to handle it when I was
growing up, and it appears,
at 34, I still don't know what
to say. I'm glad my parents
still enjoy each other. My
mother is sweet but be-
comes very defensive when
confronted, and my dad is
painfully shy. Should I talk
to them. about this, or just
make arrangements to stay
elsewhere the next time I
visit? --.I CAN HEAR YOU
YOU: The next time you
plan to visit, make reserva-
tions at a nearby hotel. If
you are asked why, just say
that you are all adults and
you all need your privacy.
It's a tactful way to deliver
the message without being
DEAR ABBY: Back in
1961 some neighborhood

Abigail Van Buren
kids were showing off their
"battle scars."The three chil-
dren (who lived across the
street) were certain they de-
served a beating, but were
clueless about why. It kept
happening. The practice of
keeping secrets was com-
mon back then, but I knew
the beatings were wrong.
Decades later, I was visit-
ing the now-grown daugh-
ter and her mother when
the subject turned to child
abuse. The mom turned to
her daughter and comment-
ed, "You probably don't re-
member because you were
only 6, but your dad used to
get drunk and beat up you
and your younger brothers.
A neighbor found out, so
your dad stopped drinking."
Abby, I was thatneighbor.
I was only 7 at the time, but I
had read the Dear Abby col-
umn, which appeared on the
comics page., My solution
was to hang on that family's
front door your mom's col-
umn saying that child abuse
required the law's interven-
tion. To the father's credit,

the anonymous threat of
losing his toddlers got him
to stop.
That column was a life-
saver, and I thought you'd
like to know. -- FRAN IN
DEAR FRAN: You may
'have been young, but you
certainly were precocious
and proactive. I hope you
realize that what you did not
only saved the family, but
also may have saved some
PS. And I'm sure the
daughter DID remember.
DEAR ABBY: My boy-
friend and I disagree about
giving alcohol as a holiday
gift at a company party. He
says ifs always an accept-
able gift, because even if
people don't drink they can
sliare it with future guests.
I think many people
would be dismayed to re-
ceive alcohol. What do
you think? -- SUSAN IN
with your boyfriend. The
only time that alcohol would
be an inappropriate gift is
when the giver knows the
recipient doesn't use it If
the person is "dismayed," it
can always be regifted.

* Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


ARIES (March21-April
19): Take a step back and
see what everyone around
you is going to do before
you make a commitment.
You will be taken advantage
of if you are too willing to
volunteer your services.
.Keep your thoughts private.

TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Originality will
ensure that you captivate
your audience and get the
response you are hoping
for. Travel in order to com-
municate in person. Don't
move too quickly on an in-
vestment that interests you.

GEMINI (May 21-June
20): With an extra push and
a set budget you can turn a
service you can provide or
skill you have into a lucra-
tive endeavor. Keep things
small, build slowly and you
will get ahead. Your entre-
preneurial ideas will capture
interest *****
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Emotional mo-
ments can be expected if
you are dealing with per-
sonal or relationship issues.
listen carefully before de-
ciding what to do. Focus on
helping others and being
compassionate, loving and
understanding. **
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
Make plans to do something

Eugenia Last

energetic. You need a chal-
lenge. Don't let someone's
criticism get you down. Buy-
ing and selling property can
help you cut your overhead.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Being torn between
what everyone wants, you
to do and what you want
will make it difficult for you
to satisfy the ones you love
and stay true to yourself.
Ask someone with greater
life experience for help. A
sudden change of plans can
be expected. ***
,LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): You'll be emotional and
stifled by the people around
you. Revisit what's hap-
pened in the past you can-
not let things go on the way
they have. Talking matters
through calmly will allow
Syou to salvage the relation-
ship or terminate it without
any regrets. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Something
you've wanted to do for a
long time will come to mind.
Embrace the moment and
follow through. Your actions
will lead you in a .direction
that helps you improve your
financial position. ***
22-Dec. 21): You can

make a difference if you go
above and beyond the call
of duty. You will enhance
your reputation and receive
proposals from people who
can use what you have to
offer. Leave ample time to
get where you need to go.

22-Jan. 19): Ift's what you
do, not what you say, that
will count Adaptability, cou-
pled with charm, diplomacy
and hard work will ensure
you are successful in your
pursuits. Your ability to stay
calm and fix whatever goes
wrong will show your lead-
ership ability. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): There is some-
thing you have to offer that
will bring in the extra cash
you need.. Good fortune is
heading in your direction. A
favor or gift can be expected.
Someone who wants help
may try to take advantage
of you. Say no and move on
quickly. *****
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): You'll have
trouble trying to get your
point across. Expect some-
one to. divulge information
that will make you appear
incompetent You will have
to overcome any negativ-
ity that comes your way by
proving that you know what
you are doing. ***


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: A equals B
PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and
a miserable dinner." Francis Bacon
(c) 2010 by NEA, Inc. 12-/1




Classified Department: 755-5440

710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
$Holiday Cash S
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.
3BR/2BA HOUSE in Ft. White
w/Garage. Washer & Dryer
Rent $800. per month
Call 386-867-1212 for details.
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1;
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 plus dep & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-514-2332
Move in specials available,
1 &'2 bedroom units,
starting at $350 per month,
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr's
from $125/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

720 Furnished Apts.
SFor Rent
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
730Home For Rent
1/1 Cottage pool access, no pets,
country setting, $675 mon includes
elec., $300 sec.,near SR 47 &
75 overpass 386-719-5616
3 & 4 bedroom homes. Newly
renovated. Very nice, in town.
$750 $950 per month plus
deposit. 386-755-2423
3 Bedrm/2 Bth plus 360 sq ft Stu-
dio on Lake Jeffery/Old Mill Rd,
very private, $1200 per mo. plus
d--i* Nn N p Pm

730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
Two available houses, 3/2,
back yard, $900 month. off of
Branford Hwy & CR 242,
Very Clean 2br/lba. in own.
298 SW Miller Terr. CH/A, Shed.
$650.mo. Ist.mo. & security.
Call Vick 386-623-6401

805 Lots for Sale
5 Acres in Lake City, FL,
low down, easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference.
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of 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,
the toll free
telephone number to the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

810 Home for Sale
Live Oak 2bd/lba remodeled. 1
acre. Fence, large utility room,
walk in closet/computer room.
Metal roof, new AC/Heat. $365.
mo w/$10K down or $468 w/5K
down. Owner Finance Negotiable.
Gary Hamilton 386-963-4000
Owner finance, (MH), 4/2 on
3+ac,quiet, fenced, S. of Lake
City, small down, $800 mo

820 Farms&
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$69,900. $613mo 352-215-1018.

uepuosl, ooJ6-/,-,u, No rvts 4 Ac.,Ft. White. Well, Septic &
Alligator Lake-Executive Home Power. Owner Financing!
3/2, 2,200 sq. ft. fireplace, huge NO DOWN! $69,900.
deck. Lease, good credit & refer- Only $613./mo 352-215-1018.
encesreq'd. $1,000 mo; $1,500 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com
refundable deposit 386-752-3397______WFNCHfoea
Rural beauty and privacy near WE FINANCE! Half to ten acre
I-10/US90 NW of Live Oak. 3Br, D lots. S w rties
1+Ba, $725/mo. Optional pastre Deas Bullard BKL Properties
available. (626) 512-5374 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com

830 Commercial
830 Property
2 Acre commercial lot w/1400 sq
ft building. Lease option or Owner
Financing 251 NW Hall of
Fame Dr. 386-867-1190

950 Cars for Sale
09 Toyota Scion XB. 5 dr.
40k mi. Purchase for about payoff.
About S 1.000 under book.
Serviced at LC Toyota. 758-5916



Bring the picture in or we will take it for you!
Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat here for 10 consecutive days.
If your vehicle does not sell within those 10 days, for an additional $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.
-,. 10.
VUc0 -B 'J'
3BT........... ....

2008 Toyota Tacoma
4DR, access cab.
17,250 mi., AT, all power,
Tonneau cover, bedliner,
class III hitch, nerf bars,
AM-FM stereo w/CD,
sliding rear glass.

Fo Mr Deails Call ary orBidge

I a 386755-440*

...to never miss a day's
worth of all the
Lake City Reporter
has to offer:
Home delivery.
To subscribe call



University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2011 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Powered by SobekCM