The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Publication Date: 12/29/2010
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Sweep Victory
Columbia soccer rolls to fourth
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Vol. 136, No. 293 0 75 cents

Fatal Christmas Eve fire

still under investigation

Man was dead at
the scene; mobile
home destroyed.
Local and state officials
continue to investigate a
Christmas Eve mobile home
fire in Lake City where a
man was found dead, offi-
cials said Tuesday.
According to official'
reports, 19-year-old Eric

Snyder was discovered
dead by Columbia County
Fire Rescue at the scene of
the fire at 195 SW Rabbit
David Boozer, Columbia
County Fire Rescue division
chief, said his department
is still awaiting the medi-
cal examiner's findings on
Snyder's death. Columbia
County Fire Rescue, the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office and the Florida State
Fire Marshal's Office are
also involved in the probe.

Reports said that fire-
fighters found a single-wide
mobile home with its middle
portion engulfed in flames
when they responded at
around 4:30 a.m. Friday.
The fire was mostly extin-
guished from the home's
exterior, reports said,
when a next-door neigh-
bor reported someone was
inside the living room in
the middle of the home.
After entry to the home

FIRE continued on 3A

The roof of a mobile home, where the body of 19-year-old Lake City resident Eric Snyder was
found, is seen partially collapsed. Columbia County Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 195
SW Rabbit Lane on Christmas Eve. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



Annual Suwannee
River Trail Ride
under way today.

horseback rid-
ers from the
southern states
gather at the
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park in Live Oak for
an annual New Year's trail
ride that begins today.
"It's like a destination
vacation almost," said
Michelle Goddard, park .
executive assistant. "A lot
of people are coming to
ride and bring their hors-
es. Because the park has
so much to offer, we want
them to be able to enjoy all
aspects of the park."
The eighth annual 'Way
Down Upon the Suwannee
River Trail Ride" is a five-
day event that starts at 6
p.m. with a meet-and-greet
in the SOS Caf6 and Music
Guided trail rides,
which leave from the
Horse Camp Trail Head,
are scheduled for 9 a.m.
Thursday and Friday. Both
slow and fast rides will

Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
ABOVE: Bob Cairns and Paula Freeman mount Stone and Molly, respectively, for a brisk ride
through the trail where other horse enthusiasts can enjoy the serene surroundings.
BELOW: Pete (from left) and Glenda Dawkins of Altuna ride through the 'Way Down Upon the
Suwannee River Trail Ride' Tuesday.

be offered. Saturday and
Sunday riding is ride-on-
your-own, Goddard said.
The park offers multiple
trails along the Suwannee
River banks for riders,
Goddard said, and riding
along the trails is a way to
see the river.
"The trails along the
Suwannee River are just
beautiful," she said. "If
anyone likes to horseback
ride, the trails are excep-
tional, the beauty of them
and everything."

A New Year's Eve party
will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Pete Dawkins, takes a photograph with his 11-year-old horse Guard, who is the son of a
world grand champion Armed and Dangerous.
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Friday in the SOS Caf6 and
Music Hall, which includes
a finger-food buffet, live
music and door prizes. A
dinner will be held at 5
p.m. Saturday, also in the
Caf6, followed by a tack
auction at 6 p.m. and live
music at 8 p.m.
The event concludes at
noon Sunday.
Ann Harper, who hosts
the park's horse camping
with her husband, Larry,
said the event brings rid-
ers together each year.
"A lot of the people
come every year and it's
just a good way for the
horse people to get togeth-
er and have a good time,"
she said.
"Just a lot of camarade-
rie and friends you maybe

RIDE continued on 3A

Opinion ................ 4A
Nation ................. 6A
Obituaries .............. 5A
Advice & Comics......... 4B
Puzzles ................. 2B

Final days

of Matching

Funds Drive

Christian Service
Center affair
closes on Friday.
Special to the Reporter
Time is running out for
year end charitable dona-
The Lake City Christian
Service Center's Matching
Funds Drive, which start-
ed in October, is coming
to an end Friday.
The Matching Funds
Drive is a fundraiser that
allows local sponsors
to match the amount of
money donated by mem-
bers of the community.
The Christian Service
Center has been doing the
drive annually for the past
28 years.
Shirley McManus, exec-
utive director of Lake City
Christian Service Center,
said that the money col-
lected during the drive is
spent on the Christmas
baskets, which were dis-
tributed last week, and is
used to support the cen-
ter throughout the winter
"This is an exciting time
for us," McManus said.
"It's a blessing to us, and
it's a blessing to the com-
According to McManus,

there are 72 volunteers
who help out at the center
each day.
"Last year we had 22,000
clients come through our
center," she said.
McManus also said that
many of the people who
used to donate to the cen-
ter have now become cli-
"We know that the Lord
is going to provide for us,"
she said.
The center serves all
of Columbia County and
helps clients with issues
such as food, rent, lodg-
ing, utilities, gas vouch-
ers and prescriptions, said
"All of the money donat-
ed goes to our clients, and
everything donated is tax
deductible," she said.
To make a donation,
people can come by the
center or mail a check
with Matching Funds
Drive as the memo to P.O.
Box 2285 Lake City, FL
Lake City Christian
Service center is located
at 441 NW Washington St.
"Christian Service
Center has been in this
community for so long,
and the community has
been so good in support-
ing the center," McManus
said. "We just want to
thank them."

Officials: Burning

dust caused City

Hall evacuation

Employees forced
outside for more
than an hour.
From staff reports
Dust burning in the air
vents of the emergency air
handler was listed as the
official cause of smoke in
City Hall Monday, accord-
ing to officials. The air
vents were on heat mode.
The building was evacu-
ated a little after noon due

New Year's Ev,

to smoke on the second
and third floors, said Lake
City Fire Department Asst.
Fire Chief Frank Armijo.
City employees called the
LCFD after noticing smoke
on the second floor of the
building. Both the LCFD
and Columbia County Fire
Department responded to
the incident.
Employees waited out-
side for more than an hour
before they were allowed to
return to the building.

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LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian to wed

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie
Cibrian are getting mar-
ried. Rimes' publicist,
Rhett Usry, confirmed
Tuesday that the country
singer and the actor "were engaged
over the holidays and are very
Both were married to other people
when they fell in love with each
other. Rimes, 28, and Cibrian, 37, co-
starred in the 2009 Lifetimeoriginal
TV movie "Northern Lights."
Cibrian's divorce from his wife of
eight years was finalized in October.
Rimes' husband filed for divorce a
year ago. Irreconcilable differences
was listed as the reason for both pre-
vious marriages ending.

MTV 'Teen Mom' star
faces battery charges
ANDERSON, Ind. Prosecutors
in central Indiana have filed felony
domestic battery and child neglect
charges against a star of the MTV
reality show 'Teen Mom."
Anderson police began investigat-
ing 20-year-old Amber Portwood after
a September episode showed her slap-
ping, choking and kicking the 24-year-
old father of her daughter.
Portwood was arrested Monday
and jailed under a 24-hour hold until
Tuesday afternoon.
Detective Mitch Carroll told The
Herald Bulletin that the child neglect
charges stem from Portwood's
then-1-year-old daughter being pres-
ent during two filmed instances of
domestic violence.

'Empire' among films
tapped for registry
proclaiming he's Luke Skywalker's
fatherijohn aolta preeng in his
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In this April 18 file photo, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian arrive at the 45th Annual
Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Rimes' publicist, Rhett Usry,
confirmed Tuesday that the country singer and the actor 'were engaged over the
holidays and are very happy.'

underwear and an early 20th-century
deaf activist communicating in sign
language are among the images that
will be preserved by the Library of
Congress as part of its National Film
The 25 films selected this year
include "The Empire Strikes Back,"
the 1980 sequel to "Star Wars."
This year's selections also
include "Saturday Night Fever,"
John Badham's 1977 disco musi-
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cal starring John Travolta; William
Friedkin's horror classic "The
Exorcist;" and "All the President's
Men," Alan J. Pakula's adaptation of
the book by Bob Woodward and Carl
The Library of Congress
announced the selections early
Tuesday. More than 2,100 films were
nominated by the public in 2010.

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Celebrity Birthdays

* Actress Inga Swenson is
0 ABC newscaster Tom
Jarriel is 76.
* Actress Mary Tyler Moore
is 74.
* Actor Jon Voight is 72.
* Country singer Ed Bruce
is 71.
* Singer Marianne Faithfull
is 64.

* Jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. is
* Actor Ted Danson is 63.
* Comedian Paula
Poundstone is 51.
* Actor Michael Cudlitz is
* Actor Jason Gould is 44.
* Movie director Andy
Wachowski is 43.
* Actress Jennifer Ehle is 41.

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5 dead in motel
were like brothers
MIAMI Five young
men who police said died
of carbon monoxide poi-
soning in a South Florida
motel room were constant
companions who acted like
brothers and even went
shoe shopping together
before Christmas so they all
would have the same pair,
relatives said Tuesday.
They were, celebrating
a birthday Sunday night
when they were overcome
by carbon monoxide from
a car they left running in a
garage under their Hialeah
motel room, police said.
The teens' friends told
police that the car was
having engine trouble,
and they had probably
left it running so that they
wouldn't get stuck with
a car that wouldn't start,
police spokesman Carl
Zogby said.
Authorities identified the
dead as Juchen C. Martial,
S19; Peterson Nazon, 17;
Jonas Antenor, 17; Jean
Pierre Ferdinand, 16; and
Evans Charles, 19. All lived
within blocks of each other
in Miami's Little Haiti
The group rented the
room Sunday around 9
p.m. to celebrate Martial's
19th birthday.
Nazon's family said they
had seen one of the teens
driving the car just before
Christmas. When the car
showed up in news reports
after the five bodies were
found Monday, Nazon's
mother knew something
was wrong. She had been
calling her youngest
child's phone all morning,
but he never answered.
"On the 5 o'clock news
I saw the same car his
friend drove. I could not
believe it," Immacula
Nazon said Tuesday.
Autopsy results were
pending Tuesday. Hialeah
police said the deaths
appeared to be accidental.

A family member holds a photo of Juchen Marctial Tuesday in
Miami. Marctial was one of five teens found dead Monday at
the Presidente Hotel in Hialeah. Marctial died while celebrat-
ing his 19th birthday with friends at the hotel Tuesday.

Mom sentenced
for attack on kids
- A South Florida woman
has been sentenced to 27
1/2 years in prison after
being convicted of stab-
bing her infant son and
injuring her daughter.
Wendy Harden was sen-
tenced by a judge Monday
in West Palm Beach.
Earlier in December,
Harden was found not guilty
of attempted first-degree
murder of her infant, after
defense attorneys argued
she was not guilty by reason
of insanity.
She was found guilty of
two counts of aggravated
child abuse. Authorities
said she stabbed her then
8-month-old son and sliced
open the arm of her 8-year-
old daughter two years

Couple attacked
by unruly teens
NATEE A group of
unruly teenagers attacked
a 27-year-old Marine and
his wife who had asked
them to be quiet during a
Christmas night showing
of "Little Fockers."
The attack happened as
the couple left the theater

near Bradenton Saturday
night. Authorities said the
fight attracted about 300
Federico Freire, home
on leave from Afghanistan,
said they left the theater
shortly after the teens
were asked to leave.
The couple was kicked
and punched in the park-
ing lot before a gun-bran-
dishing witness told the
crowd to step back just
before deputies arrived.
Five teens were arrest-
ed,. including a 17-year-old
who struck a deputy and
was stunned by a Taser.

Boat overturns,
3 swim to shore
people swam to shore after
their boat capsized in the
cold water.
Palm Beach County fire
rescue officials said the
boat overturned Monday.
The three boaters were
in the water for a couple
of hours before reaching
shore about 8:20 p.m. near
the Jupiter Beach Resort.
It was unclear what
caused the boat to capsize.
The boaters were checked
out by rescue personnel.


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Manatees paddle to warm

water to escape cold weather

Associated Press

People aren't the only ones
in Florida who don't like
cold weather.
Manatees those giant
aquatic mammals with the
flat, paddle-shaped tails
are swimming out of the
chilly Gulf of Mexico waters
and into warmer springs
and power plant discharge
canals. On Tuesday, more
than 300 manatees floated
in the outflow of Tampa
Electric's Big Bend Power
"It's like a warm bath-
tub for them," said Wendy
Anastasiou, an environmen-
tal specialist at the power
station's manatee view-
ing center. "They come in
here and hang out and loll
Cold weather can weaken
manatees' immune systems
and eventually kill them.
State officials said 2010 has
been a deadly year for the
beloved animals: between
Jan. 1 and Dec. 17, 246
manatees died from so-
called "cold stress." During
the same time period in
2009, only 55 manatees died
from the cold. In 2008, only
22 manatees succumbed to
chilly temperatures.
Manatee deaths docu-
mented from Jan. 1 through
Dec. 5 are nearly double
the five-year average for
that time period, according
to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
"Obviously we're very
concerned as an agency
about the unusually high
number of manatee deaths
this year," said Wendy
Quigley, a spokeswoman
with the state-run Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
in St. Petersburg.
A total of 699 manatees
were found dead between
Jan. 1 and Dec. 5; state
officials say it's likely the
cold temperatures also
contributed'to many of the

Manatees congregate in a canal where discharge from a nearby Florida Power & Light plant
warms the water in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday. Overnight temperatures in South Florida were
in the 30s.

203 deaths in the "undeter-
mined" category and the 68
deaths of manatees whose
bodies could not be recov-
Quigley noted that the
statistics don't even include
this week's cold snap, which
sent temperatures plum-
meting into the 30s in parts
of South Florida overnight
and into the teens in the
central part of the state.
Tampa Bay and Gulf
water temperatures are
hovering around 50
degrees, said Anastasiou.
When the water dips below
68, manatees, seek warmer
waters usually springs
or the power plant dis-
charge canals. The water
temperature in the power
plant's Big Bend canal
ranges from about 65-75
degrees, Anastasiou said.
Even though they're huge
animals, manatees are very
cold sensitive.
"They're not blubbery
mammals. They're very
lean mammals," Anastasiou
said. "They need the
warmth. They need a warm
place to go."
The herbivores will brave

the cold temperatures to
forage for sea grass but
will sometimes stay in the
warm canal without eating
for days.
Adult manatees can
weigh up to 1,200 pounds
and grow to be 10 feet long.
During the warmer months,
manatees leave Florida and
can be found as far west as
Texas and as far north as
Massachusetts although
sightings along the Gulf
Coast and near the Carolinas
are also common.
During last year's cold
snap, some 329 manatees
congregated at the Tampa
Electric power station.
In Broward County on
Tuesday, some 50 mana-
tees gathered in the out-
fall of a Florida Power and
Light plant.
State officials are also
warning boaters to slow
down and be on the lookout
for manatees in the warmer,
shallow water, where the
mammals can fall victim to
boat propellers. Hundreds
have been spotted in local
waters, state wildlife offi-
cials said.
Officials say most of

the manatees were in
the warmer waters near
Florida Power and Light's
power plants. However,
some small groups were
spotted in the Intracoastal
Meanwhile Tuesday in
coastal Mobile; Ala., a 700-
pound manatee died during
a rescue attempt.
Ruth Carmichael, head
of the manatee program
at the Dauphin Island Sea
Lab, said she and a team
from the Mobile Manatees
Sighting Network wrapped
the animal in warm tow-
els when they were called
Saturday to a Mobile Bay
Carmichael said rescuers
used a stretcher made of
car towing straps to move
the manatee onto a trailer,
and had hoped to haul the
animal to the Institute of
Marine Mammal Studies in
Gulfport, Miss.
The young male was sup-
posed to have migrated to
Florida waters about two
months ago, though it was
unclear if the animal died
because of chilly condi-
tions, Carmichael said.

Ex-Venezuelan president mourned

AP Hispanic Affairs Writer

MIAMI More than
100 people on Tuesday paid
their last respects to for-
mer Venezuelan President
Carlos Andres Perez, dur-
ing a wake held in this city,
where Perez like so
many other Latin American
leaders spent his final
Perez, who died Saturday
at age 88, was a popular
nationalist who presided
over an oil boom in the
1970s, and later faced riots
and impeachment and sur-
vived a 1992 coup attempt
led by current President
Hugo Chavez, who was
then a young army lieu-
tenant colonel. Perez's wife
and two daughters living in
Sthe U.S. have said they will
not bring his remains back
:to Venezuela until Chavez
Leaves office.
A daughter from Perez's
previous marriage .who
lives in Caracas had hoped
he would be buried in the

country he twice ruled,.
first from 1974-79 and again
from 1989-93.
During the wake, Perez's
wife Cecilia Matos looked
weary but composed as she
greeted former Venezuelan
military and political lead-
ers who have sought ref-
uge in South Florida from
Chavez's government.
One of Perez's daugh-
ters, Maria Francia Perez,
fought back tears as she
recalled how on her 15th
birthday, even as her father
had fallen into political dis-
grace and was living in
exile, she received a pack-
age from him and a note
promising he would one
day return to Venezuela
with all his honors.
Nearby, a painting of a
dashing Perez in a red tie
and white jacket stood next
to the open coffin. The for-
mer president was dressed
in his signature white silk
tie, a dark suit and had on
his presidential sash and
medals: In his hands was a
red rosary.

During his first term in
the 1970s, he won popularity
by nationalizing Venezuela's
oil industry, paying off for-
eign oil companies and then
capitalizing on a period of
prosperity that allowed his
government to build subway
lines and bankroll new social
programs. He also helped
promote talks to end wars
in Central America in the
Several Venezuelans
who received scholarships
under his administration
came to say goodbye.
Among them was Osiel
Ruiz de Arcos, 62, who
graduated with a degree in
agronomy and economy.
"I came from a humble
family and was able to go to
school thanks to President
Carlos Andres Perez," he
said. "I had to come and
say goodbye."
Nearby stood Raymundo
Mendoza, 41, who served
as a guard in the presiden-
tial palace while Perez was
in power. He said the pass-
ing of Perez was a symbol

of the end of an era for
"Venezuela of the past
is not what we have today.
That country is gone, just
as is President Perez."
Venezuela's Congress
impeached Perez on- cor-
ruption charges in 1993,
and he spent more than
two years under house
arrest. The Supreme Court
convicted him in May 1996
of misspending $17 million
in public funds. He denied
it, calling the accusations
politically motivated.
He was elected senator
but later left Venezuela
after Chavez instituted' a
new congress and new con-
stitution in 1999.
Chavez spent two years in
prison for leading the coup
attempt and was pardoned
in 1994 by then-President
Rafael Caldera. Chavez has
called it a legitimate rebel-
lion against a government
that he felt betrayed the
country's interests.

haven't seen in a while,"
Harper said. "Just a good
time for everybody to get
together and enjoy one of
their favorite sports."
The trail ride is $175
per person for the week-
end and $125 for children
under the age of 12.


Suspect, dog
killed in shootout

robbery suspect was shot
and killed during a gunbattle
that also claimed the life of a
police dog.
Police said the suspect
stole a car in a dollar store
parking lot and evaded police
for a half hour Monday night
before crashing the vehicle.
The suspect ran as a police
helicopter tracked him. The
19, named Sarge, was let
off the leash to pinpoint the
suspect's location.
That's when shots were
fired. Police said they aren't
sure if the suspect shot Sarge
or if the dog was caught in
the gunfire exchange.
Jacksonville Police Chief
John Hartley credited Sarge
for keeping the officers safe.
The suspect's name has
not been released. Police
continue to look for a second
Three officers were placed
on administrative leave pend-
ing an internal investigation.

FBI: Man arrested
with bullet parts

MIAMI A 37-year-
old man is facing a federal
charge after bullet primers
ignited in his bag as it was
being unloaded at Miami
International Airport from a
flight that had just arrived.
FBI spokesman Mike
Leverock said there is no
connection to terrorism.
The man is a naturalized
U.S. citizen who was travel-
ing Tuesday on an American
Airlines flight from Boston
to Miami and on to Jamaica.
His name was not immedi-
ately released.
Leverock said several hun-
dred bullet primers were dis-
covered inside the bag aftet

some ignited. No one was
injured, although a few small
shards struck the shoe of a
baggage handler.
The man was being held
on a charge of traveling in
interstate commerce without
a license to carry ammuni-

Suspect leads
police on chase

ORLANDO A conve-
nience store robbery sus-
pect driving a stolen Honda
rammed head-on into a
Florida Highway Patrol
cruiser, then led officers on
a high-speed chase.
Troopers eventually used a
Taser to subdue the suspect
Monday night in Orlando.
Authorities said the sus-
pect became combative
when the trooper tried -to
pull him over. The man then
drove into the cruiser and
the trooper fired at him. The
suspect fled, leading troop-
ers, Orange County deputies
and Orlando police on a high-
speed chase before being
stunned with the Taser.
The suspects name has
not been released. The
trooper suffered minor irnu-
ries in the crash.
The FHP said an investi-
gation continues.

City hit with series
of brush fires

PALM BAY A rash of
brush fires has forced a city
along Florida's Space Coast
to set up a task force to stop
The city of Palm Bay also
is asking for any information
from residents.
The latest brush fires
were on Christmas Day
when three separate fires in
the southeast section of the
city broke out

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was made, Snyder's body
was found.
Boozer said Snyder's
mother, Shawn Wheeler
of Lake City, and a friend,
Howard Simms of Lake
City, were also at the
mobine home when it
caught fire. Simms had no
injuries, but Wheeler suf-
fered minor burns while
trying to free her son,
Boozer said.
"The two of them had
exited the home, realized
he (Snyder) wasn't there
and she (Wheeler) tried to
re-enter the home to get

her son," Boozer said. "She
was unable to reach him
because of the fire."
Boozer noted that there
was not a working smoke
detector in the home.
He said the department
recommends that families
check their smoke detec-
tors once a month and
develop a plan and a meet-
ing place in the event the
smoke detector goes off
and a fire strikes.
If someone is renting
a home, the landlord is
required by law to provide
a smoke detector to the

resident, Boozer said.
Low-income families in
need of smoke detectors
can call 386-754-7071,
Boozer said, and his crew
will install the detectors.
"The main point that we
need to make is smoke
detectors save lives and
it is our early warning,"
he said. "Not to say that
it would've made a differ-
ence (in this case), but
it would've given them
a better opportunity to
evacuate the home if they
had known something
was going on."

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010







vs. drugs

bought themselves
a trillion dollars
worth of nothing
over the past few
An Associated Press story
this week pointed out that the
disastrously expensive and inef-
fective war on drugs has been
one of the biggest losing battles
in American history.
The story estimates that the
country has thrown away an
impossible amount of money in
trying to keep drugs from being
imported into the country, and
to prevent Americans from using
them, only to bolster a pricey
criminal justice system that
promises to cost U.S. taxpayers
even more.
The story focused on
Portugal, where the country was
dealing with an overabundance
of drug addicts. Portuguese
lawmakers essentially decrimi-
nalized drug use and posses-
sion 10 years ago. Despite dire
warnings by critics, there was no
surge in drug use. In fact, there
was a decrease in the number of
teenagers and many others using
One of the most promising
results of the experiment was
that the number of drug-related
HIV cases dropped 75 percent.
But the most important change
was that the bulk of drug-related
cases moved from courts and
jails, which are exorbitantly -
expensive to process, to treat-
ment and rehab centers, where'
thousands more got off drugs for
good, rather than moving their
habits to prison cells at taxpayer
Congress and state lawmakers
should consider similar changes:
Incarcerating drug users is
a colossal waste of taxpayer
money, clearly doing little to per-
suade a user to stop.
It doesn't mean that the United
States should just give up in an
effort to persuade Americans
to turn away from drugs to lead
more healthy and productive
lives, but what this country has
done locally and nationally has
been painfully expensive and bla-
tantly ineffective. Ifs past time to
try something new.
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Starving to see grandson again

is the day after
Christmas and all
through the house,
we are waiting for
someone as cute
as a mouse. A 4-month-old, 20
pound, red-haired mouse named
I wish you could see him.
He is my grandson and he is
coming to visit us, driving with
his parents from California
to Las Vegas, a trip that takes
about nine hours, not includ-
ing stops for feeding and
burping and changing. If we're
lucky, they'll get here by New
I drove that trip four months
ago to be on hand when he
was born. I stayed for three
weeks, sleeping nearby on his
auntie's couch with my cell
phone fully charged, lest he
and his parents might call to
say they needed me to come
over for, like, anything.
They didn't. They let me
come over pretty much as I
pleased to hold him and sing
to him and maybe bring them
a pizza. But they didn't really
need me.
One of the joys of becoming
a grandparent is seeing your
child become a parent.
I will never forget the first
time I watched my baby hold
his baby, how he wrapped him
up in his big arms and pressed
his nose to that tiny face, nuz-
zling his newborn the very
same way he used to nuzzle
his blankie.
It is worth staying alive,
fighting tooth and nail, t6 wit-
ness such a moment. In the
end, life is a litany of moments.
Four months is a long time
in the life of a baby long
enough to nearly triple his

Sharon Randall
size and learn to do all sorts
of tricks, like roll over on his
belly and reach out to grab the
cat's tail and laugh out loud
at the silly sound his daddy
makes just for him.
But four months is an eterni-
ty in the life of a grandmother.
I went back to see him for
Thanksgiving, stayed at his
house and held him on my hip
while I cooked dinner for 16 of
his closest relations and big-
gest fans. He was as big as the
turkey and tasted a lot better.
That was the last time I saw
him. I am hungry starving,
actually to see him again.
Make no mistake, I get
every bit as hungry to see my
grown children. Nothing and
no one can ever take their
Fortunately, my daughter
came to visit us just before
Christmas. And my boys, their
wives and my husband's two
boys will all be here, Lord will-
ing, in the next few weeks.
There are two big differ-
ences between a baby and a
grown child. Neither has any
bearing on how you feel about
The first is one of memory.
If I don't see my children for
a few months, or even years,
I like to think they'd remem-
ber me. Not so with this baby.
Every time I see him for years
to come, we'll be starting

over, he and I, getting to know
each other again. So I need to
see him as often as I can and
try my best to make a good
The second difference
between grown kids and
grandbabies is the speed at
which they change.
A table in my living room
holds a dozen family photos,
mostly from weddings. Some
of those photos are five or
even 10 years old. But the
faces in them have hardly ..
changed at all.
A baby, on the other hand, is
a different baby almost every
day. I can't imagine how much
he's changed since I last held
him. I study the pictures that
my sweet daughter-in-law
e-mails often and I watch for
signs of change.
Oh, look. His legs are fatter.
His hair's getting redder. And
there's that spark what my
granddad used to call in me
"the devil" gleaming in his
But you can't smell a pic-
ture. You can't make it laugh.
You can't hold it close and
whisper in its ear. Believe me,
I've tried. So you wish and
hope and wait.
Tis the day after Christmas,
all through the house we're
cooking and cleaning, I and
my spouse.
Lasagna's in the oven, lights
are on the tree, snow is on the
mountains, joy all over me.
My babes just called.
They're running a bit a late.
Happy New Year to all. And
to all, a good wait.

N Sharon Randall can be con-
tacted at P.O. Box 777394,
Henderson, NV 89077.

ith the enact-
ment of No
Child Left
Behind and
the prevalence
of accountability testing, the
nation's public schools have
been faulted for concentrating
too much on basic skills. If so,
this hasn't shown up in the qual-
ity of would-be military recruits.
A five-year study by an
education advocacy group of
350,000 applicants who took
the Army's entrance exam
found that nearly one-fourth
of them, all high school grad-
uates ages 17-24, failed.
The test, the Armed
Services Vocational Aptitude
Battery, measures basic
math, science and reading
skills. The results are even
more worrisome when you
consider that 75 percent of

those who applied to join the
military didn't even qualify
to take the test because they
are physically unfit usually
due to obesity, never gradu-
ated from high school or had
criminal records.
Minorities fared especially
poorly with 39 percent of
blacks and 29 percent of
Hispanics failing compared
with 16 percent of whites.
And it's not like the
military is a harsh grader;
passing for the Army is a
score of 31 out of a possible
99. The Air Force, Navy,
Marines and Coast Guard
require higher scores from
their recruits.
The Education Trust said
its report, "Shut Out of the
Military," "shatters the com-
fortable myth that academi-
cally underprepared stu-

dents can find a place in the
military." Increasingly, the
modern military demands
high-tech skills of its mem-
The lack of basic educa-
tion skills has national secu-
rity considerations almost
as dire as the growing per-
centage of youngsters who
are unfit for service because
they're too fat.
The recession has been
good for military recruit-
ing, but as the economy
improves the most desirable
high school seniors will
have more education and
employment opportunities.
It's no longer true, if it
ever was, that the military is
a last resort for high school
* Scripps Howard News Service

Dale McFeatters


review of

an exotic


Looking to one-up
your friends who are
always taking exotic
Ukraine's ominously
named Emergency Situations
Ministry has the answer for you.
The ministry announced that
next year it would open the 30-
mile exclusion zone around the
Chernobyl power plant, site of the
world's worst nuclear accident
Thanks to a combination of
carelessness and design flaws,
Reactor 4 exploded and burned
on April 26, 1986, showering
radioactive fallout over northern
Europe and killing and sickening
an unknown number of people.
The authorities relocated
350,000 people while workers
encased the damaged reactor in a
steel and concrete sarcophagus.
That cover is cracked, leaking
radiation and in danger of col-
Certainly a highlight of any
tour would be watching workers
build its replacement, a 20,000-
ton container 345 feet high,
490 feet long and 853 feet wide
- that iill be rioled intb place'
using railroad tracks. The cost of
the containment project is esti- '
mated at $1.15 billion, mostly paid
by international donors.
Certainly the most poignant
part of the tour would be Prypyat,
the town closest to the reactor,
where 50,000 people were forced
to drop what they were doing and
leave immediately. Books were
left on school desks, rumpled
beds abandoned in the hospi-
tal, toys left where they were
dropped on the playground. It is a
kind of 20th-century Pompeii.
There are 2,500 workers bused
in for short shifts to maintain
the inactive plant, and there are:
elderly peasants in the exclusion
zone who simply refused to leave
until the government gave up try-
ing to make them.
And there are illegal, black-
market tours of Chernobyl run
out of Kiev, but the Emergency
Situations Ministry cautions
that the safety of these tours is
not guaranteed, as that of the
government-run tours presum-
ably will be.
After all, this is one vacation
from which you do not want to
return all aglow.
a Dale McFeatters is editorial
writer for Scripps Howard News


Today is Wednesday, Dec. 29,
the 363rd day of 2010. There are
two days left in the year. .

On Dec. 29, 1910, the
capital of Oklahoma was moved
from Guthrie to Oklahoma City
as the state legislature approved
a bill which was signed by Gov.
Charles N. Haskell. (Although
the move was challenged in
court, the U.S. Supreme Court
upheld the action.)
In 1808, the 17th president
of the United States, Andrew
Johnson, was born in Raleigh,
In 1845, Texas was admit-
ted as the 28th state.
In 1851, the first American
Young Men's Christian
Association was organized in
In 1890, the Wounded Knee
massacre took place in South
Dakota as an estimated 300
Sioux Indians were killed by
U.S. troops sent to disarm them.



Bad schools threat to national security



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

Live Performance
Fred Perry performs live
from 11 11:45 a.m. today in
the Dining Hall of the LifeStyle
Enrichment Center. A game
of bingo will follow at 1 p.m.
The center is located at 628 SE
Allison Court. For more informa-
tion call 386-755-0235.

New Year's Bash
The LifeStyle Enrichment
Center presents "Rocking The
.House" beginning at 7 p.m.
Friday. Heavy hors d'oeuvres
will be served all night, and
professional comedians Jamie
Morgan, Chase Holliday and
Lisa Best will entertain from
8 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 per
person, and the event is at 628
SE Allison Court. For ticket
information, contact Janet at 386-
755-0235 extension 124.

NYE Celebration
The Third Annual Rotary
Club of Lake City New Year's
Celebration is 8 p.m. Friday at
the County Club at Lake City.
Tickets are $100 per couple and
available at The County Club
of Lake City, Candler Appraisal
Services, Parks Johnson Agency,
Olympic Health Chiropractic and
the Lake City Reporter. Attire is
black tie optional.

Joint worship service
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church and Philadelphia
Missionary Baptist Church are
worshipping, fellowshipping
.and praising the New Year in 10.
p.m. Friday at Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church. The church is
located at 948 Aberdeen Ave.

NYE service
"Friday Night Live" New Years
Eve Service is 9 p.m. Friday at
Miracle Tabernacle Church. The
church is located at 1190 SW
Sister's. Welcome Road-, Ca.U 386-
758-8452 For transportation, call
Mitch at 386-292-5850 or Audre'

.Watch Night Service
The DaySpring Missionary
Baptist Church meets at 9:30
p.m. Friday for a watch night
service. There will be singing,
praying, testimonies and the
word of God delivered by Pastor
Aaron T Lewis Sr. The church is
located at 849 NE Congress Ave.
For more information, call Elvira
at 386-365-2911.

New Year's Service
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church meets at 8 p.m. Friday
for a watch night service.
Make plans to come and visit
the church located at 222
Oosterhoudt Lane. For more
information, call 386-758-8486.

Watch Night Service
The Long Branch
Congregational Methodist
Church hosts a watch night ser-
vice starting at 8 p.m. Friday on
County Road 135. The Rushing
Winds from Jacksonville will


Walk with the dogs turns eventful for Lake City resident
Diane Jacobsen talks on the phone after being blocked by fire trucks and ambulances on Monday when firefight-
ers evacuated City of Lake City employees from the City Hall following reports that smoke was noticed in the
building. 'I was just sitting in my car, eating a hamburger and reading a book,' Jacobsen said. 'I was about to
walk my dogs.'

be the guest singers, and
.there will also be local singing.
Refreshments will be served and
everyone is invited. For more
information, call 386-397-2673.

Midnight Watch service
Ist Haitian Baptist Church is
having midnight watch service
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday. The
church is located at 189 NW Call
Drive. The community is invited
to attend the annual event.
Refreshments will be served
after service.

New Year's Dance
The Lake City Elk's Lodge
invites all to join in their New
Year's Eve Dance beginning at
8 p.m. Friday. Come join the fun
and daniiniig to'iiisi'c provided,
by DJ Scott Carroll at the lodge,
located at 259 NE Hernando
Ave. There will be hours
d'oeuvres, champagne and party
favors all for $12.50 per person
for admission. For more informa-
tion, call 386-752-2284.

New Daysprings Watch
Night Service
New Daysprings Missionary
Baptist Church is having Watch
Night Service 10 p.m. Friday.
Enjoy the song service from the
Voices of Inspirational Praise
and the spoken word from
Pastor Lantz Mills. The church
is located on West Long Street.
Breakfast will be served.

Fellowship MBC Watch
night service
Fellowship Missionary Baptist
Church is having Watch Night
Service 10 p.m. Friday. Breakfast
will be served immediately fol-
lowing the service. Contact Flossie
McGuire at 386-752-2681 or visit

Peace at Last concert
The 12th Annual Peace at

Last Concert is noon Friday in
the Stephen Foster Tower at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park in White
Springs. Donald McGrath of
New York City conducts the ser-
vice which features music and

Jan. 1
Coffee House
The 2011 Coffee House sea-
son kicks off 7 p.m. Jan. 1 in the
Auditorium at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
in White Springs. The hostess is
Lucindagail, a local singer/song-

Jan. 5
Friendship luncheon
The January Friendship
Luncheon of the Lake City
Newcomers is Jan. 5 at the
Telford Hotel, 16521 River St. in
White Springs. For those want-
ing to car pool, please meet at
the park and ride lot next to
Arby's on Rte. 90 at 10:30 a.m.
All members, guests and friends
are welcome. Call 438-8100 or

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

Jan. 13
Medicaid workshop
A free Medicaid workshop is
10 a.m. Jan. 13 in the Lifestyle

Enrichment Center. Teresa Byrd
Morgan of Morgan Law Center
for Estate & Legacy Planning
will expel the myths and expand
the opportunities with Medicaid
Planning. The LEC is located
at 628 S.E. Allison Court. To
attend, please call Shana Miller
at 386-755-1977.

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

Jan. 21

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

Mall Walkers
Rain or shine, the Lake City
Mall is open at 7 a.m. Monday
to Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday
for those who want to walk for

Composite Squadron meeting
Suwannee Valley Composite
Squadron Civil Air Patrol.
Meets 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.
For more information, please

call Maj. Grant Meadows, 386-

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

Weight loss support
group meets

The Thinner Me Weight Loss
Surgery Support Group holds
meetings at 7 p.m. on the first
and third Monday of every
month in the Classrooms at Lake
City Medical Center. Meetings
are for people that have had
weight loss surgery, contemplat-
ing surgery or just trying to
lose weight on their own. E-mail
thethinnerme@gmail.com or call
-386-288-9153 and leave a mes-

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

Geri Actors

The Geri Actors at the
LifeStyle Enrichment Center are
looking for members. Meetings
are 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday. Anygne retirednd.
interested,in .ecomingai ar
or actress is invited, Call.Frank
at 752-8861.

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

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

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


Dewey Marion Martin
Dewey Marion Martin of High
Springs, FL passed away on De-
cember 26, 2010 at the Malcom
Randall V.A.
Medical Center
in Gainesville.
He was 71. 7 *,
SMr. Martin was 0
bor in Ft. White, FL. He had
retired as a leader in a battery
plant and served in the U.S.
Army. He was a member of the
High Springs Church of God.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, George and Annie
Mae Martin and granddaughter,
Alysia Hartman, and a brother,
LeRoy Martin. He is survived
by his wife, Dorothy Patton Mar-
tin of High Springs; two sons,
Dewey Edward "Eddie" Martin
and Steve Martin, both of High
Springs; two daughters, Cynthia
Ann Martin of Hernando, FL
and Sandra Bray of Old Town,

FL; brother, Herman Eugene
Martin of Ft. White; three sis-
ters, Sybil Benefield of High
Springs, Betty Hunt of Dune-
din, FL and Alice Parker of Ft.
White; fifteen grandchildren,
four step-grandchildren and
three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:00
P.M. on Friday, December 31,
2010 at High Springs Church of
God, 10 Poe Springs RD, High
Springs, FL with Brother Terry
Hull and Brother Rocky Bray of-
ficiating. The family will receive
friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on
Thursday at Evans-Carter Funeral
Home, 220 N Main Street, High
Springs. Arrangements are under
the care of EVANS-CARTER
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Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.

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Travelers stranded as blizzard woes continue

Associated Press

NEW YORK Hundreds of
airline passengers were strand-
ed for up to 10 hours on the
tarmac at overworked Kennedy
Airport. Ambulances struggled
to get patients through unplowed
streets. City buses sat abandoned
in the snow. The Christmas
weekend blizzard proved to be
the curse that keeps on giving
Tuesday, as confusion and frus-
tration snowballed in New York
and the rest of the country.
Officials warned it could take
until New Year's to rebook all
passengers and straighten out
the transportation mess created
by the storm, which shut down
all three of New York's major air-
ports for 24 hours and caused a
ripple effect across the U.S.
A high school band from
Pennsylvania faced the prospect of
marching in the Rose Bowl parade
in Pasadena, Calif., with only half its
musicians after the storm stranded
the rest in Philadelphia. European
tourists who planned to fly into
New York found themselves in
Chicago when their flights were
diverted. Travelers as far away as
San Francisco were marooned,
even though they were headed
nowhere near the Northeast
New York's airports struggled
to get planes in and out But some
jetliners couldn't even get to the
At Kennedy, a British Airways
plane from London carrying 300
passengers waited five hours for
an open gate, and then two more
hours for customs to open, said
John Lampl, a spokesman for the
airline.. A Cathay Pacific flight
that had been diverted to Toronto
spent 10 hours on the tarmac, and
a second Cathay Pacific plane with
250 people was still on the runway
after eight hours as of Tuesday
Passenger Abi Subramanian, 38,
said supplies on the plane were
running low and he was worried
about his wife and 2-month-old
"We're going to be in trouble
very shortly. There's no food left
for her," he told The Associated
Press by cell phone. .
Airlines were dispatching planes
to the airport without lining up gate
space first, causing backups on
the ground, said Steve Coleman, a
spokesman for the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey,

A woman walks past a New York City bus stuck in the snow in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tu

which operates Kennedy.
Cathay Pacific spokesman Gus
Whitcomb said the planes had
taken off under the assumption
that they would have somewhere
to go upon landing.
In general, U.S. airlines operat-
ing domestic flights are not allowed
to keep passengers waiting on the
tarmac for more than three hours.
But the rule does not apply to
international flights or foreign air-
The chaos was also reflected in
New York's streets, where hun-
dreds of abandoned city buses and
dozens of ambulances still sat in
the .middle of snowdrifts from the
storm, which clobbered the city
with up to 2 feet of snow. A video
that instantly went viral on the
Internet showed city crews acci-
dentally smashing a parked car as
they tried to free a city construc-
tion vehicle.
Officials predicted streets would
not be clear until Wednesday, a day
later than they first promised.
"And even then I'm not so sure,"
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Brooklyn resident Annie O'Daly
waited more than 30 hours for help
after falling and breaking her ankle
Sunday night at around 8 p.m.,
said Jim Leonhardt, her husband.
An ambulance didn't arrive until

While most residents had cleared yards and sidewalks, many str
remained unplowed in the Sunset Park section'of Brooklyn, N.Y.

2:30 am. Tuesday. Leonhardt had
to help paramedics carry her out
onto the unplowed street and over
a snowbank.
Officials pleaded with private
companies to help out, and the
city converted various vehicles in
its fleet into snowplows, including
trucks typically used for cleaning
"It's a bad situation and we're
working together to correct it,"
Bloomberg said.

Some 1,000 vehicles
removed from three m
York City-area express
the mayor said. In Ne
police in helicopters co
least 60 vehicles stranded
highway at the shore.
were taken in Nation
Humvees and other ve
In Asbury Park, NJ
muter train hit a tractor-t
got stuck at a railroad



Hawaii's governor wants

to reveal Obama birth info

Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Neil
Abercrombie wants to find
a way to release more infor-
mation about President
Barack Obama's Hawaii
birth and dispel conspiracy
theories that he was born
Abercrombie was a
friend of Obama's parents
and knew him as a child,
and is deeply troubled by
the effort to cast doubt on
the president's citizenship.
The newly elected gover-
nor will ask the state attor-
ney general's office about
what can be done to put
an end to questions about
Obama's birth documen-
tation from Aug. 4, 1961,
spokeswoman Donalyn
Dela Cruz said Tuesday.
"He had a friendship
with Mr. Obama's parents,
and so there is a personal
issue at hand," Dela Cruz
said. "Is it going to be done
immediately? No, the first
thing on our list is the econ-
It's unclear what
Abercrombie could do
because Hawaii's privacy
laws have long barred the
release of a certified birth
certificate to anyone who
doesn't have a tangible
Hawaii's health director
said last year and in 2008
that she had seen and veri-
fied Obama's original vital
records, and birth notices
in two'Honolulu newspa-
pers were published within
days of Obama's birth at
Kapiolani Maternity and

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President Barack Obama
drives down the first fairway
at Mid-Pacific County Club
during his holiday vacation in
-Kailua, Hawaii, Tuesday,
Gynecological Hospital in
So-called "birthers"
claim Obama is ineligible to
be president because they
say there's no proof he was
born in the United States,
with many of the skeptics
questioning whether he
was actually born in Kenya,
his father's home country.
"What bothers me is that
some people who should
know better are trying to
use this for political rea-
sons," Abercrombie told
the Los Angeles Times last
week. "Maybe I'm the only
one in the country that
could look you right in the
eye right now and tell you,
'I was here when that baby
was born.'"
Abercrombie was unavail-
able for additional comment
Tuesday because he was

vacationing on Maui, Dela
Cruz said.
The Obama campaign
issued a certificate of live
birth in 2008, an official
document from the state
showing the president's
birth date, city and name,
along with his parents'
names and races. The
certificate doesn't list the
name of the hospital where
he was born or the phy-
sician who delivered him,
information collected by
the state as part of its vital
Abercrombie, originally
from New York, befriend-
ed Obama's parents at the
University of Hawaii after
he moved here in 1959,
the same year the islands
became a state.
Abetcrombie, 72, has
said he remembers seeing
Obama as a child with his
parents at social events,
although he acknowledged
that he didn't see his par-
ents with their newborn
son at the hospital.
The number of requests
for Obama's birth informa-
tion increased this month as
the Obama family prepared
to vacation in Hawaii.
The Department of
Health had received 27
requests for the president's
birth information this
month as of last Thursday,
up from 16 in November,
said spokeswoman Janice
Information requests
rose despite a new state law
allowing officials to ignore
persistent and repetitive
inquiries, a law that has been
used about six times by the
department, Okubo said.

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SThe driver had left the truck and
no injuries were reported.
S More than 5,000 flights had
been canceled since Sunday night
at all three New York-area airports,
about 1,000 of them on Tuesday
Adriana Siqueira, 38, a house-
keeper from Fort Lauderdale, was
told she and her 10-year-old daugh-
ter cannot get home from New
York's LaGuardia until New Year's
Day. They had already spent one
night in the terminal and couldn't
afford a hotel.
"I have no idea what I'm going
to do," Siqueira said. "I don't feel
The delays and cancellations
were having a domino effect
around the country.
Carol Gibson, a 39-year-old
S unemployed business analyst, was
stranded in San Francisco over-
night Monday when the JetBlue
plane that was supposed to take
her home to Austin, Texas, got
stuck in New York. She booked a
flight home on Southwest She said
she is out about $375 because of a
hotel room in San Francisco, the
:IATE0 PE-SS costlier flight and food.
jesday. "I'm not employed right now,
so it's one of those double wham-
mies," she said. "Its frustrating
S that I had to use some of my
Christmas cash right away."
The Downington High School
band from suburban Philadelphia
was trying to get to Southern
California to perform in the Rose
Parade. By Tuesday only 100 of
S the 300 musicians had made it,
but Continental Airlines had found
nearly enough seats for the rest,
said band director Brent Lewis.
In Chicago, German traveler
S Michael Giesen his wife, Merja
Nevalainen-Giesen, were among
the mostly European stranded pas-
L isengers in gathered in the lobby of
the Hilton inside Chicago's O'Hare
CIATED PRESS Airport At least eight international
reets flights were diverted to O'Hare.
Tuesday. The Giesens, of Dusseldorf, had
left Germany on Monday after-
noon with plans to celebrate New
had been Year's Eve on the Hudson River
major New on a boat. Instead they were flying
ays alone, to Pittsburgh and then were sup-
w Jersey, posed to get on a seven-hour bus
mounted at ride to New York.
;d along a Nevalainen-Giesen, 66, vowed
Motorists to never travel in winter again,
al Guard but her husband was philosophical
vehicles to about the whole thing.
"It's nature," Michael Giesen
.a corn- said. "Perhaps its good to learn
railer that that nature can't be run and we
crossing. have to listen to nature."

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Section B

Ponder set

to start for


to return in
FSU's bowl game.
Associated Press
State coach Jimbo Fisher on
Tuesday proclaimed quar-
terback Christian Ponder
"ready to go" as the team's
starting quarterback for
the Chick-fil-A Bowl against
South Carolina.
That doesn't mean
Ponder will play the full
four quarters.

Fisher acknowledged he
wants to see Ponder's sore
right elbow make it through
practice this week before he
completes a plan for Friday
night's game against No. 19
South Carolina.
Fisher said Ponder could
split time with backup EJ
"I want him to go a cou-
ple of hard days of prac-
tice and then the third hard
day we'll make decisions on
everything we're going to
do," Fisher said.
Ponder missed the In this
PONDER continued on 2B Miami.

Oct. 9 file photo, Florida State quarterback
an Ponder (7) stands back to pass against Miami in

Paterno has no

plans to retire

following bowl

Coach doesn't
see self walking
away with Meyer.
Associated Press
TAMPA A jovial Joe
Paterno insists he has no
plans to stop coaching after
this week's Outback Bowl.
The 84-year-old Penn
State coach said during a
news conference Tuesday
that he "honest to good-
ness" has not entertained
thoughts of stepping down
after 45 seasons leading the
Nittany Lions.
Sitting beside Florida's
Urban Meyer, Paterno

called rumors he may
quit after Saturday's game
against the Gators "ridicu-
lous." He said he feels great
and is still having fun coach-
Paterno also said he's not
happy to see Meyer leaving
coaching after the Outback
Bowl. Meyer announced
his resignation earlier this
month because of health
concerns and he wants to
spend more time with his
"I don't know Urban's sit-
uation," Paterno said when
asked about Meyer walking.
away from a program he's
led to two Southeastern
PATERNO continued on 2B




BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Members of the 2010 Columbia High soccer team stand with the CYSA Christmas Tournament Championship Trophy after defeating Cornerstone Academy in the round-robin tournament on

CHS soccer claims

fourth Christmas title

Columbia High left no room for ques-
tion as it swept the field on the way to
its fourth CYSA Christmas Tournament
championship on Tuesday.
The Tigers escaped with a narrow 2-1
win over Panama City's Arnold High in the
opening round Monday after falling behind
1-0 early in the match. Columbia received
a goal from Jimmy Blakely with under two
minutes remaining in what would be their
closest match of the tournament.
On Tuesday, the Tigers didn't have to
sweat things out. Columbia dusted off
Newberry High, 8-0, in the day's opening
game. The Tigers concluded the tourna-
ment with a 4-1 win against Cornerstone
Academy to clinch the tournament title.
Arnold finished second in the tournament
with a 2-1 record.
Columbia opened up the scoring on
Tuesday with six goals in the first half
against the Panthers of Newberry. Conner
Widergren started the streak with an assist
from Cooper Hall for a 1-0 lead.
The Hall brothers combined for
Columbia's next goal with Cooper Hall
knocking down a shot on an assist from
Cameron Hall. Blakely gave the Tigers a
3-0 lead off an assist from Cooper Hall.
Cameron Hall scored his first goal of the
tournament off an assist from Nick Tuttle
for a 4-0 lead and Blakely's goal off an
assist from Cody Beadles made the score

5-0. Nakil Swaroop scored off an assist by
Blakely for the 6-0 halftime margin.
Both goals in the second half came off
the foot of Nick Tuttle with assists from.
Drew Waller.
"I'm feeling good about our chances,"
Columbia High coach Trevor Tyler said
heading into the finale. "We're playing
well and have been able to put the ball in
the back of the frame. Our keeper, Shane
Hartopp, is playing outstanding as well."
Hartopp gave up two goals through-
out the tournament including one against
Cornerstone Academy in the 4-1 win of the
Tuttle gave the Tigers the early edge off
an unassisted goal and Columbia added
another goal just moments later. This time
it was Blakely off an assist by Widergren.
Columbia took a 3-0 lead at the 26:44
mark remaining in the first half when
Blakely found the goal off a Widergren
Following a goal by Cornerstone, the
Josh Davis converted on the Tigers fourth
goal with an assist from Widergren. It was
the fifth goal of the tournament that he
either scored or had an assist on helping
him earn tournament MVP.
Joining Widergren on the all-tourna-
ment team were Cooper Hall, Cameron
Hall, Hartopp and Blakely.
S"This was another good win," Tyler said
of the tournament. "I'm very pleased with
CHS continued on 2B

BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Cody Beadles battles for a ball against Cornerstone Academy's Jack
Gregory during the Tigers' 4-1 win Tuesday in the CYSA Christmas Tournament.

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TV sports

2:30 p.m.
ESPN Military Bowl, East Carolina
vs. Maryland, at Washington
6 p.m.
ESPN -Texas Bowl, Illinois vs. Baylor,
at Houston
9:15 p.m.
ESPN Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma St.
vs.Arizona, at San Antonio
7 p.m.
ESPN2 Georgetown at Notre
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Marquette atVanderbilt
II p.m.
FSN -Washington St at UCLA


NFL schedule

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

College bowl games

Dec. 18 '
New Mexico Bowl
At Albuquerque
BYU 52, UTEP 24
Humanitarian Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17
New Orleans Bowl
Troy 48, Ohio 21
Beef'O' Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg, Fla.
Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28
Dec. 22
At Las Vegas
Boise State 26, Utah 3
Dec. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
San Diego State 35, Navy 14
Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Tulsa 62, No. 24 Hawaii 35
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Florida International 34,Toledo 32
Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Air Force 14, GeorgiaTech 7 (n)
Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West
Virginia (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (n)
Insight Bowl
Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5),
10 p.m. (n)
Military Bowl
At Washington
East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4),

2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
At Houston
Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6), 6 p.m.
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-
2), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Armed Forces Bowl
At Dallas
SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-6), Noon
Pinstripe Bowl
At Bronx, N.Y.
Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5),
3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Music City Bowl
At Nashville,Tenn.
North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee
(6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Nebraska (10-3) vs.Washington (6-6),
10 p.m. (ESPN)
Meineke Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5),
Noon (ESPN)
Sun Bowl
At El Paso,Texas
Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5), 2
p.m. (CBS)
Liberty Bowl
At Memphis,Tenn.
Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3), 3:30
p.m. (ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State
(9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. I
TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Northwestern (7-5) vs.Texas Tech (7-
5), Noon (ESPNU)
Capital One Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Michigan State (I I-I) vs. Alabama (9-
3), I p.m. (ESPN)
Outback Bowl
At Tampa, Fla.
Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5), I
p.m. (ABC)
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Fla.
Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-
4), 1:30 p.m.(ESPN2)
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1), 5
p.m. (ESPN)
Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale,Ariz.
Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (I I-
2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 3
Orange Bowl
At Miami
Stanford (1I-1) vs.VirginiaTech (11-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 4
Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Ohio State (11-1) vs.Arkansas (10-2),
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 6
GoDaddy.com Bowl
At Mobile,Ala.
Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle
Tennessee (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 7
Cotton Bowl
At Arlington,Texas
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 8
p.m. (FOX)
BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham,Ala.
Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6),
Noon (ESPN)
Jan. 9
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada
(12-l),9 p'm. (ESPN)
Jan. 10
BCS National Championship
At Glendale,Ariz.
Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0), 8:30

NFL donates

$1 million plus

to fight cancer

Associated Press

NFL will donate more
than $1 million to the
American Cancer Society
as a result of this year's
breast cancer awareness
The league says
those funds will support
both national and local
breast cancer initiatives
of the American Cancer
Society, which has a
presence in more than
5,100 communities nation-
Through its "A Crucial
Catch" program, the
NFL encourages
women 40 and older to
get an annual
This year's NFL dona-
tion is comprised of
profits raised through the
auction of special
pink items, many
game-worn; the sale of
pink items online;
and pink items sold
at stadiums and retail
The NFL and NFL

Players Association
supported October's
National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month with
their largest on-field pres-

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one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.


p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 22
At Orlando, Fla.
East-West Shrine Classic, 4 p.m.
Jan. 29
At Mobile,Ala.
Senior Bowl, 4 p.m. (NFLN)
Feb. 5
At San Antonio
Texas vs. The Nation All-Star
Challenge, 2 p.m.


NBA schedule

Sunday's Games
Charlotte 105, Detroit 100
Orlando 104, New Jersey 88
Memphis 96,Toronto 85
Atlanta 95, Milwaukee 80
Minnesota 113, New Orleans 98
Dallas 103, Oklahoma City 93
Houston 100,Washington 93
Portland 96, Utah 91
LA. Clippers 100, Sacramento 99
Golden State I 10, Philadelphia 95
Today's Games
Golden State at Aanta, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.
Boston at Detroit,7:30 p.m.
Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
LA Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
New Jersey at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Miami at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

AP top 25

I. Duke (65)
2. Ohio St.
3. Kansas
4. Connecticut
6. Pittsburgh
7. San Diego St.
9. Georgetown
10. Missouri
II. Kentucky
13. Texas
14. Minnesota
15. Notre Dame
16. BYU
17. Kansas St.
18.Texas A&M
19. UCF
20. Michigan St.
21. Memphis
22. Louisville
23. Illinois

1,625 I
1,550 2
1,480 3
1,406 4
1,397 5
1,273 6
1,157 7
1,135 8
1,085 9

Others receiving votes: UNLV 106,
Baylor 95, Wisconsin 84, Cincinnati 80,
Washington 73, West Virginia 52, Florida
35, Arizona 27, Tennessee 27, Butler 23,
Boston College 17,Wichita St. 17, Florida
St. 6, North Carolina 6, Oklahoma St. 6,
Old Dominion 6, Saint Mary's, Calif. 5,
Gonzaga 4, Northwestern 4,Washington
St. 4, Cleveland St. I, Southern Cal I.


NHL schedule

Monday's Games
Columbus 4, Minnesota 3, SO
Boston 3, Florida 2, SO
N.Y. Rangers 7, N.Y. Islanders 2
Detroit 4, Colorado 3, OT
Calgary 5, Buffalo 2
Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0
'Today's Games
N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m.


ContinuedFrom Page 1B

our effort throughout. It's
always nice to come away in
first, especially at our tour-
Columbia improved to
11-4-1 on the year with the
The Tigers return to the
field against Gainesville
High at 7 p.m. Tuesday in

by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

A: A I I
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: What the lumberjacks enjoyed when they
went rafting "CHOPPY" WATER

PONDER: Hopes elbow problems over

Continued From Page 1B

Seminoles' 44-33 Atlantic
Coast Conference cham-
pionship game loss to
Virginia Tech with a right
elbow injury. He has had
problems with the elbow
through all season but has
played in 11 games.
Ponder had minor sur-
gery after the ACC champi-
onship game to remove scar
tissue around the elbow. He
has had fluid drained from
the elbow during the sea-
Fisher praised Ponder's
toughness and said the
quarterback continued to
play when other players
would have given up on the
"Most guys would have
played about two or three
ballgames this year and sat
down," Fisher said. "He
hasn't missed anything until
the end when he finally
couldn't go in the champi-
onship game. He embodies
everything I envision when
I want people to think about
Florida State football play-
Ponder, a three-year
starter, set a career high
by throwing 20 touch-
down passes for the No. 23
Seminoles. He said Tuesday
he has no swelling or pain
in his elbow.
"It feels fine," Ponder
said. "The past couple of
practices, no swelling or

anything, no pain. I am
just getting my body back
in shape and getting my
rhythm back, but other
than that I'm fine."
Ponder has been invit-
ed to play in the Jan. 29
Senior Bowl all-star game
in Mobile, Ala., but he's not
looking past his final game
with Florida State.
"I think we'll have to see
how my elbow turns out
after this game," he said.
"I want to play. It's a great
opportunity and I'd love
to take advantage of it but
we'll see how it plays out."
Ponder, a three-year
starter, has Florida State (9-
4) in position for its first
10-win season since 2003.
He ranks among the top 25
quarterbacks in ACC his-
tory with 6,866 yards pass-
ing for his career, but he is
even more accomplished in
the classroom.
Ponder had his master's
degree in business before
the season. He has been
named a National Football
Foundation Scholar-Athlete
and won the James Tatum
Award as the ACC's top stu-
dent-athlete in football.
"You get close to a lot of
guys but he's special, he
really is," Fisher said. "He
embodies everything. When
you as a head coach think
of what you want people to
think of your program, the

athletes you develop and
who you have out there,
he embodies all that. As a
person off the field, what he
does as a student and what
he does as a competitor."
Ponder's highlights this
season include wins over
Florida and Miami. He has
2,038 yards passing and
177 yards rushing with four
Fisher said he is bold-
er in his play-calling with
Ponder because he knows
the senior won't force a bad
"It allows you to stay ahead
of the stick and lets you
be very aggressive," Fisher
said. "I know when I call it, if
we get the right look, we're
going downtown. If not, he's
going to get me into some-
thing else and get me some
yardage so we can call it the
next play.
"It does change the whole
way you call the game, big-
Manuel, a sophomore,
threw two interceptions,
including one returned for
a touchdown, in the loss
to Virginia Tech. Manuel
also started for Ponder and
rushed for 71 yards in a 16-
13 win over Clemson this
Manuel was the MVP of
the Seminoles' Gator Bowl
win over West Virginia last

PATERNO: Coach plans to be at PSU

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Conference championships
and a pair of national titles
in six seasons.
"I'm being selfish when
I say I hate to see guys
like that leave the game,"
Paterno added. 'To me, I'm
different than Urban. I've
got people calling up say-
ing: 'When the hell are you
getting out?"'
When laughter in the
room subsided, Paterno
"I don't know. People
think I'm going to quit this
year or next year. I haven't
even thought of it," he said.
"I honest to goodness have
not thought of it.


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"The situation around me
is very stable. The athletic
director was a kid that I
recruited as a walk-on, the
coaches have been with me
... the (school) presidenthas
been with us now maybe
14, 15 years. We have a lot
of fun together. I don't see
any reason to get out ... I
feel great."
Paterno's comments,
came a day after the web-
site PennState.Scout.com
quoted the coach's wife,
Sue, as saying rumors about
Paterno's health and future
with the Nittany Lions were
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rumors?" Sue Paterno said.
"He's fine. No one has to
identify who starts it We
don't even know where it
The coach alluded to vari-
ous internet speculation as
well, saying there was talk
back in State College, Pa.,
about him possibly being
hospitalized in Hershey.
S"Geez, Hershey Hospital?
I was home chewing out
somebody for being late for
a meeting," Paterno, the
all-time bowl wins leader
with 24, said. "Its ridicu-
lous. I don't know when
I'll get out I honestly don't

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In this April 5 file photo, spectators surround Tiger Woods as he tees off during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.

Recapping the round: memories of golf in 2010

Associated Press

Framed photographs large and
small hang 'in' every room and
adorn the walls of every corridor
inside the Bay Hill Club & Lodge,
memories of Arnold Palmer and
more than a half-century he
devoted to golf.
He is flinging his visor after
winning the Masters. He is pos-
ing with one of his best friends,
Dow Finsterwald, and his long-
time rival, Jack Nicklaus. In one
picture, he is wearing a Chinese
hat during his first trip to China
to design a golf course.
Unmistakable in nearly every
photograph is a smile.
In his design company office
one day in December, he was
asked why he was always seemed
"I loved what I was doing," he
said. "I got to play a great game. I
have a great life, a great family, all
the things you could'want I love
the feeling of getting out of bed
each morning."
Golf featured its share of
unpleasant moments this year
- Tiger Woods, leaning back
against his locker at Sawgrass
with his eyes closed after pulling
out of The Players Championship,
perhaps the low point on the
golf course in a year filled with
them; Dustin Johnson, erasing
his scorecard to change a 5 to a 7
after being told he was in a bun-
ker on the last hole of the PGA
Championship; Paul Casey, facing
reporters who wanted answers he
didn't have as to why he was left
off the Ryder Cup team.
The photos of Palmer are a

reminder that it's a great game,
and a great life. As always, there
were plenty of poignant moments
from a year on the PGA Tour that
go beyond birdies and bogeys
and bunkers:
M Lee Westwood shot 68 in the
final round of the Honda Classic,
and when he signed his card, he
was in a seven-way tie for 15th.
He retreated to the bar with
his agent, Chubby Chandler, and
watched the follies unfold as one
player after another dropped
shots coming in at PGA National.
When it was over, Westwood was
in a three-way tie for ninth, the
difference of about $87,000.
'The best drink we've ever
had," Chandler said.
Paul Goydos didn't want to
wait for officials to stop play, not
when he was facing a tough tee
shot on the 11th hole at Riviera
in a cold rain that was starting to
come down sideways.
, That's when he declared that
the tee box was ir casual water
and someone would have to call
for the maintenance crew. He fig-
ured that would take enough time
for the tour to decide to suspend
play. What he didn't realize was
the maintenance shed was right
behind him.
In less than a minute, three work-
ers arrived carrying squeegees.
Goydos was startled, finally
breaking the silence by saying
under his breath, "Well, that didn't
work-out too well."
Play on.
U Tiger Woods was in the sec-
ond-to-last group at the U.S. Open,
five shots behind Dustin Johnson.
He was playing with Gregory
Havret. The final group was

Johnson and Graeme McDowell,
none having ever contended in
a major.
Before leaving the putting
green and walking up the steps to
the first tee, Woods hit a 50-foot
lag putt toward the hole at the far
edge of the green. He left it 5 feet
short, then settled over that putt.
He missed. Woods reached
with his putter to bring the ball
back to him, stood over it, and
missed it again. He pulled the
ball back and missed a third time,
then missed a fourth time. With
that, he handed the putter to his
caddie and headed to the tee.
On the first hole, he three-putt-
ed for bogey. Within an hour, his
U.S. Open hopes were gone.
Phil Mickelson walked off
the 10th tee at St. Andrews dur-
ing a practice round and saw the
concession stands. His eyes lit up,
not just because he was hungry,
but it was an opportunity for one
of his favorite treats. Mickelson is
known to walk up to a food stand
at tournaments and announce,
he's buying for everyone in line.
He took his wallet from his bag
and told his caddie and coach
he would be with them in a few
minutes. It didn't take long for
Mickelson to rejoin them, how-
ever, and he wasn't happy.
It was Sunday. The concession
stand was closed.
For the last several years,
Ryder Cup officials have arranged
for the U.S. captain to make a tour
of the big cities leading to the
matches. That stop includes Los
Angeles in September, and it was
a natural for Corey Pavin. He
grew up in Ventura County and
starred on the UCLA golf team.

The media turnout was strong,
but Pavin seemed an afterthought
midway through his news confer-
ence. He noticed several report-
ers stepping outside to answer
cell phones. One Ryder Cup offi-
cial thought it extremely rude.
Only later did they learn Joe
Torre had announced he was
retiring as manager of the Los
Angeles Dodgers.
The Ryder Cup charter to
Wales was either oversold or
there were not enough seats.
Whatever the case, two caddies
were bumped from the charter
- Frank Williams, the caddie for
Stewart Cink, and Steve Williams,
who works for Tiger Woods.
How fitting. Not only are they
close friends, but Frank Williams
doesn't like traveling to Britain
and Steve Williams doesn't like
the Ryder Cup.
"You know why Stevie hates the
Ryder Cup so much don't you?"
Frank Williams said. "Because up
until this year, he wasn't used to
working for a check that small.",
One of the most entertain-
ing nights of the year is when
European Tour caddies are feted
- and roasted at the HSBC
Champions. Fanny Sunesson
won an award for "misclub of the
Turns out her boss, Henrik
Stenson, hit a 3-wood on the 18th
hole at Dubai that not only failed
to clear the large pond fronting
the green, it barely made it to the
For her honor, Sunesson won
two' bottles of fine wine. Stenson,
with mock anger, marched onto
the stage and took one of the
bottles before returning to his

seat He came back on stage as
Sunesson explained what hap-
It dates to the previous year at
the Masters, when Stenson want-
ed to hit 3-wood for his second
'shot on the 15th. Knowing that
the Swede tends to hit his 3-wood
low and hard, she' reminded him
he would have to hit a high, soft
cut. Stenson instead drilled it over
the green, almost into the water
behind the green.
"So we get to Dubai and he
wants to hit 3-wood to the green,"
Sunesson explains. "Now this was
the right shot for his 3-wood. And
tell them what you did, Henrik."
Stenson, slowly bowed his head
and leaned toward the micro-
'"Soft cut," he said.
After the third round of the
HSBC Champions in Shanghai,
some 200 fans stood behind the
railing outside the clubhouse
after Woods walked by to sign his
card. One man in the middle of
the pack led a chant in Chinese
that, based on the cadence, most
likely was, "We want Tiger! We
want Tiger!" This went on for a
few minutes until a lone voice in
broken English called out, 'Tiger,
where are you?"
The chant started again, but he
had left through a back door to
meet with sponsors.
A month later during the
pro-am at the Chevron World
Challenge, Woods had to walk
along a cart path toward the 13th
fairway. Three times, he stopped
and posed for pictures with fans,
something he has never done.
Something old, something

NFL players, owners

sense urgency in talks

Associated Press

executive committee mem-
ber Brian Dawkins says
he believes NFL owners
and players have a sense of
urgency to avoid a lockout
because they don't want to
alienate fans.
"I would think com-
mon sense would say at
the end of the day, after
all the fighting and after
all the words are said, we
understand who butters
our bread," the veteran
Denver Broncos safety said
Tuesday. "That's where the
urgency comes in at."
Dawkins and fellow NFL
Players Association execu-
tive committee member
Mike Vrabel alternated
between optimism and
expressing frustration with
the league's proposals dur-
ing a conference call about
negotiations on a new col-
lective bargaining agree-
The current deal expires
March 4, raising fears of a
lockout. One major sticking
point is the NFL's desire to
go from 16 regular-season
and four preseason games

S... 8 resulting in more punish-
S ment for players' bodies.
"I don't think with good
,; -conscience we could say,
'Guys, this is all we could
get for you for 18 games.
Go out there and strap it
up and hope you make it
through,"' said Vrabel, a
veteran linebacker for the
Kansas City Chiefs.
Dawkins is in his 15th
season, Vrabel his 14th,
but Dawkins predicted
"these types of careers
Swill be rarities."
-. tThe two veterans said
.IA they were heartened
their fellow players have
seemed more engaged in
following the negotiating
process than in the past.
The cost of maintaining
health insurance under
federal COBRA law dur-
ing a lockout has been
a real eye-opener. For a
ASSOCIATED PRESS family with two adults
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker and NFL Players Association and two children, a player
executive member Mike Vrabel (50) breaks up a pass would have to pay $2,400
intended for Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) a month to keep his cur-
during the third quarter Sunday in Kansas City, Mo. rent coverage.
While encouraging
members to save money,
to 18 and two. they believe will be shorter the union has set aside
Dawkins and Vrabel said careers and therefore funds of $60,000 per player
the league hadn't offered less money made with by raising dues and with-
enough in return for what the longer regular season holding royalties.

Ohio State football players, DeVier Posey, (from left)
Mike Adams, Boom Herron, Terrelle Pryor during a news
conference Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeye
players were suspended by the NCAA for the first five games
of next season for selling championship rings, jerseys and
awards, and receiving improper benefits from a tattoo parlor.
All can still play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.

OSU players apologize

to NCAA for problems

Associated Press

Star quarterback Terrelle
Pryor and four Ohio State
teammates suspended for
the first five games of the
2011 season apologized on
Tuesday for selling cham-
pionship rings and memo-
rabilia and taking discounts
from a tattoo parlor.
The NCAA will permit
all five to play in the Sugar
Bowl against Arkansas on
Jan. 4.
"I didn't mean to hurt
nobody at all and I didn't

mean to bring anything
down or embarrass-
ment to our university
because this is the greatest
university in the nation,"
Pryor said.
He added: "Hopefully I
can someday get your for-
Pryor, along with start-
ing tailback Dan "Boom"
Herron, wide receiver
DeVier Posey and offen-
sive tackle Mike Adams,
and backup defensive line-
man Solomon Thomas, said
they regretted their actions,
which go back as far as two

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Man on the road spends too

much time in the fast lane

DEARABBY: My husband
travels a lot three to four
days a week. Sometimes when
he's intoxicated and we're hav-
ing sex, he acts like he doesn't
know who I am.
I asked him once, "Are you
married?" He said, "No ..." An-
other time I asked, "Do you
have a girlfriend?" and he said,
"No, but you're fine ..." The
next day he has no idea he said
any of this. Should I be wor-
SWER: Absolutely. You should
be worried not only about the
fact that your husband is prob-
ably having extracurricular
sex, but also that he has a
drinking problem so severe
he doesn't always know who
he's sleeping with. You should
be worried that after a night
of drinking he can't remem-
ber clearly the next day what
he "has said (or has possibly
If he won't admit he has a
problem and seek help, you
should contact Al-Anon (it's in
your phone book, or find it on-
line at www.al-anon.org). And
you should schedule an ap-
pointment with your physician
to be tested for STDs, because
I'm worried he may have given
you one or more.
DEAR ABBY: I moved
from New Jersey to Florida
20 years ago, married my wife
anO started a family. My par-
ents relocated here a few years
later. When I asked if they
would be living nearby, I was

-i '

Abigail Van Buren
told, "No way! We raised our
kids already." Hearing it felt
hurtful. As time has passed,
they have made themselves
available to a family who lives
near them for baby-sitting and
help running their business
when the family is on vacation.
We have asked my parents on
several occasions if we could
have some help watching our
children, but they said they
were too busy or it was too
much to handle.
We feel we should take
priority over "outsiders." But
when we bring up the subject,
it is met with strong opposi-
tion. We just feel like we're not
good enough, and don't know
how to answer our children
when they ask about their
grandparents. Any sugges-
tions would be greatly appreci-
Your situation is sad, but my
advice is to accept that you
won't be getting any help from
- or becoming any closer to
- your parents. They may
have refused your requests for
help because they don't care
for your spouse, or your chil-

dren really ARE too much for
them to handle. I'm sorry.
DEAR ABBY: I lost my
84-year-old mother in an acci-
dent. I called Mom's friends,
many of whom are also elderly.
Several of them talked on and
on about their problems, their
poor health, their spouses'
poor health and one even
went on and on about her hot
water tank "blowing up"!
Would you please remind
people that when they get a
courtesy call from 'a grieving
family member to please lis-
ten, say, 'Thank you for calling
to let me know," and to offer
condolences for their loss. -
DAUGHTER: Allow me to of-
fer my condolences for the loss
of your mother. I'm pleased
to print your letter because
not everyone knows how to
handle a phone call such as
you had to make. It's possible
that the folks you called were
either uncomfortable with the
subject, and so they tried to
deflect it by discussing what
was going on in their lives
- or they have heard about
death so often at their age that
they have become accustomed
to hearing such sad news. (As
for the woman who mentioned
her water heater I hope you
were kind enough to refer her.
to a plumber.)
* Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.


ARIES (March 21-
April 19): You need time
to rethink your strategy for
the new year. Hanging on
to plans that you haven't
been able to execute may
be the problem. Don't limit
what you can do by living in
the past Forward thinking
is your best bet. ***
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Don't think
about work or what you
need to get done. Consider
your next vacation or what
courses you want to sign up
for. You will take in infor-
mation easily and can im-
press whoever you are with
by putting it into practice
quickly. ***
GEMINI (May 21-
June 20): Charity is fine
but take care of your re-
sponsibility to family and
close friends first Chang-
ing mid-stream will confuse
someone trying to get you
to agree on a deal you've
been working toward. Let
others know exactly where
you stand. *****
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Socializing with
peers will lead to favorable
changes in your life. Setting
up meetings and dates for
the new year will give you
something to look forward
to. Plan some romantic ac-
tion. *****
LEO (July 23-Aug.

Eugenia Last

22): Be consistent. If you
keep changing your mind
or exaggerating, you will
confuse or make someone
angry. Emotional problems
with someone you are close
to will develop if you try
to dictate new rules. Go-
ing out will keep you out of
trouble. **
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Talk to a friend, neigh-
bor or relative who can help
you get things ready for an
activity or event you plan
to attend. You will get the
cooperation and backing
you require. Collaboration
will lead to your success.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-
Oct. 22): You'll have to
take matters into your own
hands and follow through
with your plans if you want
things done properly and
on time. Keep your emo-
tions in check and refuse to
let someone's inadequacy
ruin your day. -***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-
Nov. 21): Don't hide your
feelings or play games. Get,
things out in the open. The
time is right to make tough
decisions about the future.
You can reach your goals
if you get rid of the dead
weight you've been carry-

ing. ***
22-Dec. 21): Be nice to
the people around you and
to those who need your
help and you will bypass
conflict. Someone you may
be able to partner with will
remind you of an interest-
ing idea you had years ago.
Accept an inevitable change
at home. ****
22-Jan. 19): You'll have
to keep a poker face if you
don't want to rock the boat.
Your observations will be
insightful and, the less you
do or say, the better your
chance to counteract what's
happening when the time is
right **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Don't let love dis-
rupt your plans. You cannot
give in to someone putting
demands on you. Focus on
what you can do to stabilize
your life financially, emo-
tionally and physically. Put
your resolutions into play.

PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Go over any
last-minute details to make
a project you are working
on bigger, better and more
efficient. Don't be afraid
to make unusual changes.
Stick to basics and the
truth. Honesty will play a
role. ***




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: N equals S



PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "Until you can free those final monsters within the
jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs." Rona Barrett
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New Year's parties are also fundraisers

tions sponsor-
ing New Year's
Eve festivities
want to provide
the community with both
an outlet for celebrating
and an opportunity to
donate to good causes.
The Rotary Club of
Lake City is hosting its
Third Annual New Year's
Celebration 8 p.m. Friday
at the County Club at Lake
Rotary used to host a
ball in the spring, said
Carlton Jones, president.
"It ran it's course, and
we felt like it would be
nice to have something for
the whole community to
enjoy," he said. "It wasn't
a whole lot on New Year's
per say."
Starlight Rhythm
Section will perform dur-
ing the celebration. The
event will also include
heavy appetizers, a cash
bar and a free champagne
toast at midnight.
"Everyone that's come
to the event has thorough-
ly enjoyed it," Jones said.
"The band is fantastic. It's
a great success."
The goal is to raise
between $4,000 and $5,000
from the event, said Chase
Moses, club treasurer.
Money raised will benefit
a number of causes sup-
ported by the club, such as
the Purple Pinkie Project,
which focuses on polio
eradication, bell ringing
for the Salvation Army, and

donating dictionaries to
all the third graders in the
Columbia County School
Board members will
determine how much is
allocated to the projects,
Jones said.
Rotary's New Year's
Celebration is $100 per
couple. Tickets are avail-
able at The Country Club
of Lake City, Candler
Appraisal Services, Parks
Johnson Agency, Olympic
Health Chiropractic and
the Lake City Reporter.
Many people have
already purchased tickets
to the event, which is
black tie optional.
"We've had a great
showing every year from
the community," Moses
said. "It's really grown
each year."
Promoting and raising
money for the LifeStyle
Enrichment Center is
the goal of the "Rockin
The House" celebration,
which begins at 7 p.m.
Event sponsors include:
C/C and Associates
Inc., CMS Professional
Staffing Inc., The Blue
Roof Grill, Brightway
Insurance, Pro Motion
Physical Therapy, Mederi
CAREtenders, Lake City
Florist and Design, The
Move Connection and
The Advertiser.
While in Gainesville
with her business partner,
Columbia County Senior

Services board mem-
ber and event organizer
Debbie Griffin met Chase
Holliday, a professional
'We knew New Year's
Eve was coming up and
thought it might be an
opportunity to do some-
thing different with a com-
edy event," she said.
Lisa Best is the open-
ing act at 8 p.m., followed

by Holliday and headliner
Jamie Morgan. Appetizers
will be served starting at
7 p.m., and disc jockey
Wayne Levy will also play
music from 10 p.m. until
the new year.
Organizers hope to raise
$5,000 $7,500 from the
event, to benefit the LEC.
The LEC serves so
many functions for the
senior community, Griffin

said. It provides activities,
meals and more.
"If the seniors don't
have a place to go to have
meals or socialize, they
will not be able to live
independently," she said.
With government fund-
ing being cut, it is more
and more imperative for
senior services to received
support on the private
level, Griffin said.

Chase Moses, the
Rotary Club of Lake
City treasurer, and
director of commu-
nity services Alison
S Gravely go over
the detail of the 3rd
Annual New Year's
Celebration that will
take place at 8 p.m.
to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31
at the Country Club at
Lake City. 'The bottom
line-is that this will
be a chance to get
dressed and do some-
thing fun,' Gravely
said. 'It's for people
to just have fun and
have a good time.'

Lake City Reporter

Tickets are $50 per
person for "Rockin The
Call the LEC at 386-755-
0235, ext. 124; Hearing
Solutions Inc. at 386-758-
3222; or any of the spon-
sors for tickets.
"It's for anybody who
wants to have a good
laugh," Griffin said. "We
all need one at the end of
the year."



a Variety of Music

Friday, December 31,2010

Show begins at 7pm-lam

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

$60 Per Couple or $35 pp

Tickets Available at
Spirit of the Suwanflee Music Park & Campground.
For more information call the Park Office at 386-364-1683

All You Can Eat Finger Food Buffet Party Favors

Toast at Midnight Cash Bar Dancing
Stay the night in a cabin
Start 2011 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

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020 Lost & Found

Reward Two Lost Jack Russell
Terriers,female w/blind eye,
male neutered, missing since
386-497-4325 or 365-3970

1AA Job
.100U Opportunities

Customer Service
Ideal Candidates with previous
experience with customer
service. Must have excellent
telephone skills. Individual
must be enthusiastic, outgoing,
have excellent computer skills
and be able to perform in a fast
pace environment.
Please fax resume to
386-758-0984 or email to

Cashiers needed, Experience
Preferred, Drug free workplace,
all applicants will be drug tested
Ellisville Exxon,
Hwy 441, No Phone Calls Please.
Customer Service Experience
and Golf Knowledge a must.
Drug free workplace.
Apply in person @ Quail
Heights Country Club.
30 Temp Farm Workers needed
2/1/11 9/25/11. Workers will
perform various tasks involved in
planting, pruning, thinning,
cultivating, & harvesting fruit'
according to supervisor's
instructions. Workers must have
1-month verifiable experience
pruning fruit bearing trees.
Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours.
All tools, supplies; & equipment
provided at no cost. Free housing
provided for non-commuting
workers. Transportation &
subsistence reimbursed to worker
upon completion of 50% of
contract. Worksites in Glouchester
Co. NJ. $9.94/hr. Applicants
report or.send a resume to the
nearest FL Agency of Workforce
Innovation office & reference job
order # NJ0783245.
DeEugenio & Sons -
Glassboro, NJ

Delivery driver, must be 21 yrs
old, have 6 pts or less on license
and have NO misdemeanors or fel-
onies. Must possess a Class A
CDL,apply within/no phone calls!
North Florida Sales
467 SW Ring Ct, Lake City
Experienced IT Tech/
Network Admin
Qualifications: 2+ years
experience with: win XP pro, win
7 pro, server 2003, 2008. Must
have worked within, and be
familiar with active directory.
Must be capable of lifting/moving
workstations. Microsoft
certifications a plus. Clean drivers
license required. Please submit
resume to hr@chclabs.com or
fax to 386-758-1791
Experienced Stylist
needed, apply at
Southern Exposure Salon
Family Support Specialist
(Jennings, Live Oak EHS)
Associate degree with coursework
in social work, psychology, sociol-
ogy or related subjects (preferred)
OR High School
Diploma/GED' with documented
training in family support
services, customer service princi-
ples, home visiting or community
resources, and two years experi-
ence in providing family support
services. Must be willing to work
flexible hours -
minimum of two (2) evenings a
week, Be familiar with the overall
make-up of the communities
served, Must have experience in
records and/or case management,
Bilingual where appropriate, Must
have dependable transportation,
valid Florida driver's license and a
safe driving
record, Must pass physical and
DCF background requirements,
sick & annual leave,holiday pay,
health insurance, retirement +
add'l benefits. To apply- e-mail:
arobinson(dsv4cs.org, call (386)
754-2222 or Fax 386-754-2220,
apply in person @ 236 SW
Columbia Ave, Lake City Fl or
843 SW Marymac St, Live Oak Fl
(386) 362-4944 EOE
Mechanic needed for Truck shop,
must have own tools, apply
Southern Specialized, 1812 NW
Main Blvd., 386-752-9754

Home Improvements

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


other court approved forms-

Pool Maintenance

Pool Leaks/Pool Repairs
Florida Leisure Pool & Spa
CPC 1457279

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3 Temp Nursery Workers needed
1/22/11.- 11/1/11. Workers will
plant, cultivate, harvest, propagate,
grade, store container & field
grown plants, trees & shrubs.
Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours.
All tools, supplies, & equipment
provided at no cost. Free housing
provided for non-commuting
workers. Transportation &
subsistence reimbursed to worker
upon completion of 50% of
contract. $9.10/hr. Applicants
should report or send a resume to
the nearest FL Agency for Work-
force Innovation office & refer-
ence job order # MS 25512.
Red Oak Nursery -
Moss Point, MS

4 Temp Beekeepers needed
11//11 -6/17/11. Must have 3
months verifiable experience
working as a beekeeper; must have
a valid driver's license. Workers
will raise bees to produce honey &
pollinate crops. No smoking will
be permitted. Guaranteed'3/4 of
contract hours. All tools, supplies,
equipment provided at no cost.
Free housing provided for
non-commuting workers.
Transportation & subsistence
reimbursed to worker upon
completion of 50% of contract.
$9.10/hr. Worksite in Poplarville,
MS. Applicants report or send a
resume to the nearest FL Agency
for Workforce Innovation office &
refer job order # MS 26828.
Selby Honey, Company
The Third Judicial Circuit
currently has the following
position available:Digital
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13 Temp Nursery Workers needed
2/1/11 12/1/11. Workers will
perform duties concerned with
preparing soil & growth media,
cultivation, & participating in
horticultural activities. Guaranteed
3/4 of contract hours. All tools,
supplies & equipment provided at
no cost. Free housing provided for
non-commuting workers.
Transportation & subsistence
reimbursed to worker upon
completion of 50% of contract.
$9.10/hr. Applicants should report
or send a resume to the nearest FL
Agency for Workforce Innovation
office & reference job order
# MS 26835.,
Thompson Farms Lucedale, MS
12 Temp Beekeepers needed
1/31/11 -9/30/11. Musthave 3
months exp. working w/ bees &
possess a valid driver's license.
Have no fear of bees, not allergic
to bee stings or pollen. Will raise
bees to produce honey & pollinate
crops. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract
hours. All tools, supplies,
equipment provided at no cost.
Free housing provided for
non-commuting workers.
Transportation & subsistence
reimbursed to worker upon
completion of 50% of contract.
$9.11/hr. Worksites in Evans,
Tattnall, Bulloch, Bryan, Candler
Co's GA. Applicants report or
send a resume to the nearest FL
Agency for Workforce Innovation
office & ref. job order # GA
Wilbanks Apiaries Claxton, GA

120 Medical
12 Employment

Advent Christian Village
Current JOBS Line
call 658-5627 or visit
24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Find a Job/Become Part
of a Community

LPN/RN Supervisor
Night Shift, long-term care
setting; unrestricted Florida
license & knowledge of LTC
regs & management skills
required, prior supervisory
experience preferred; prior
experience in long-term care
setting a plus.
LPN/RN Direct Care
Unrestricted Florida license &
knowledge of LTC regs
required, prior experience in
long-term care setting a plus.
Assistant Postal Clerk
PT, high school diploma or
equivalent preferred. Simple
math skills, strong customer
service skills, & attention to
detail required. Must work
some Saturdays.
Desk Clerk/Guest
PT, high school diploma or
equivalent preferred. Good
working knowledge of MS
Office/spreadsheet software,
strong customer service, basic
math, & good communication
skills required. Hours vary &
include some weekends.
Excellent benefits
competitive pay. Apply in
person at Personnel Office
Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax
resume/ credentials to
(386)658-5160. EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace /Criminal
background checks required.

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

120 Medical
120 Employment


Medical Personnel

LPN and MA
Needed for Correction &
Mental Health Facilities, top
pay, instant pay, sign on bonus,

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

240 Schools &
240 Education-

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-12/13/10

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

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

310 Pets & Supplies

$175. Runs Good, Male
386-249-3104 or
Chocolate Lab needs home!
reduced to $250, AKC
Female 7 months old
FREE to good home,
bob-tail tabby, female kitten,
approx 6-7 months old
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

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

401 Antiques

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

402 Appliances

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

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

Scrap Lead Acid Batteries. Pay-
ing $8.00ea & up. (Excludes lawn
mower batteries.) Minimum pick-
up 20 batteries. Art 352-262-6202
EPA# FLR000134601
Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$225 & up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.

430 Garage Sales
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

440 Miscellaneous

4 TICKETS (together)
to the Florida/Penn State
Outback Bowl.

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

630 Mobile Homes

2/2 S/W beautiful, clean, freshly
painted, near college,1 acre,
big front porch $650 mo, avail 1/1
386-697-1013 or 386-697-1900
2/2, S/W, 1 acre secluded lot
Bascom Norris Bypass, $500 dep,
$500 mo, possible owner finance
386-623-2203 or 386-623-5410
Fenced in back yard and Shed.
$750. mo plus deposit.
Pets OK! 386-755-4157
3/2 DW, secluded, Columbia City

area, covered back deck, No Inside
pets, $750 mo, plus sec dep
386-752-1941/ 386-965-0932
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White Contact 386-623-2465
or 386-292-0114

630 fMobile Homes
630 for Rent
Nice clean 2&3 bdrm, Five Points,
NO PETS, also 3 bd on the
Westside, 1 mo rent & dep

Quiet 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. $599.mo
w/$500. dep. 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.,
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833

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

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

North Pointe Homes is your
new #1 Jacobsen dealer. Take a
short drive to Gainesville and
save thousands. Five year halo
warranty, 2x6 wall, and
much more. Free energy star
package on all others.
Call Chuck at 352-872-5567

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

650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
BANK REPO: Mobile Home On
Including 60X40 pole barn. Listed
at $130,000.00. Call Billy Shows
After hours 386-208-8547

710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
country acre 8 mi to VA, off Lk
Jeff Rd. $500 mo + dep. No dogs.
Deck, w/d hookups 386.961.9181

7 0 Furnished Apts.
720 For Rent

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

730 Unfurnished
730Home For Rent

2BR/1BA CH/A. Large carport,
great location, near comer of Baya
& McFarland references req'd.
Property zoned for commercial use
386-752-9144 or 755-2235
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
deposit, 386-752-9303, No Pets
3/2 W/D hook up, appliances
included, $200 sec dep,
$650 month. Madison Street
3/2,Brick Home, big back yard,
$900 month + Security Deposit
off of Branford Hwy & CR 242,
3br/2ba Brick. Double Carport
Carpet & tile. CH/A.On small lake
2000 sqft. $950. mo + sec. 386-
752-0118, 623-1698 or 292-4937
Cozy Cottage lbr/lba S. Hwy. 41
$550/mo. + security. Includes all
utilities & satellite TV. Pets OK.
FOR RENT: Large 3br/2ba brick
home, fenced on 5 acres on
Columbia/Suwannee County line.
$975. per month + utilities.
Perfect place for children.
Broker/Owner- Annette Land @
Newer 3/2 w/2 car garage.
1800 sq ft $900 mo. plus deposit
1-10/US 41 area

710 Unfurnished Apt.
For Rent 750 Office Rentals

$Holiday Cash $
NO App Fee, NO SD,
$250 off December,
*for Qualified Applicants
Windsong Apartments
(386) 758-8455

05524728 .
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
2BR/1BA with carport,
Privacy Garden and
Utility Room Near VA.
No Pets. 386-438-8052
on McFarlane Ave. W/D hookup
Rent $625. per month.
Call 386-867-1212 for details.
Brick Duplex 2/1' off Baya. CH/A,
Carport, Carpet, tile, $575 mo,+
Dep. Call 386-752-0118 or
386-623-1698 or 386-292-4937
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 plus dep & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-514-2332
Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2BR apts., garage, W/D
hook up. patio. $600 & up, + SD,
386 965-0276
The Lakes Apts. Studios & 1Br's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Updated apartments w/tile floors
& fresh paint. Excellent location.
From $425 + sec.
Michelle 386-752-9626

OFFICE SPACE for lease.
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695. sec dep.
Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor

805 Lots for Sale

5 Acres in Lake City, FL,
low down, easy qualifying, and
low monthly payments,
please call 512-663-0065
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newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age 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

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


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820 Farms &
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jelfery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Fmancing! NO DOWN!
$69.900. $613mo 352-215-1018.
4 Ac.,Ft. White. Well. Septic &
Power. Owner Financing!
NO DOWN! $69.900.
Only $613./mo 352-215-101 .
WE FINANCE! Half lo ten acre
lots. Some with u/s/pp
Deas Bullard BKL Properties
386-752-4339 ww \s.liadnfl.com
940 Trucks
97 Chevy Z71 Extended cab. 3
door. Black w/gold trim. Local 2
owner. All service records. $4750.
obo 386-249-3104 / 386-719-4802

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

2009 Harley Davidson
XR1200R Mirage
Orange and black. One
owner, garage kept. Like
new, only 52 actual miles.

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