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Plea deal fair, say mothers

Daughters were
murdered in 2010 by
Jacksonville man.
Members of an extended Lake City family
are moving on with their lives after the man
who murdered their daughters last year in
Jacksonville was sentenced to two consecu-
tive life terms in prison without the possibility
of parole.
Terrell Gregory Stewart, 20,1214 Labelle St.,

Jacksonvile, avoided
possible execution by
agreeing to a plea deal
in the shooting deaths
of lake City residents
Tashanda K Jones, 20,
and Janet M. Mincey,
33. The women cous- Terrell G. Stewart
ins, were murdered in
November 2010. Stewart was charged with two
counts of murder and carjacking (with afirearm
or deadly weapon), in the case.
According to court reports, the sentence
was the result of a plea bargain accepted by
Circuit Judge Mark Hulsey. Assistant State

Attorney John Guy said pros- '
ecutors opted against the death
penalty after Stewart entered his
Six Lake City residents; rela-
tives of the murdered women,
attended the sentencing hear-
ing in Jacksonville circuit court
Monday Tashanda K. J.
"I thought it was a great
sentence that they gave him,"
said Taronna Jones, the mother of Tashanda
K Jones, at her Lake City home Tuesday
Saternoon. 'Tm really complete now because
I can sleep knowing that he's not going out ,


and hurting anybody
else. I forgive him.
People make mis-
takes. He's got three
little children and he
can't raise them now.
Ifs a sad situation."
Jones was able
to make. a victim
es Janet M. Mincey tomakevitement
impact statement
before the court.
"I told him that I forgave him and that he
took a lot from us by taking her," Jones said,
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Before the City of
Lake City's General
Employee Pension Fund
deficit becomes a major
problem, staff has a
proposal to fix it, said
City Manager Wendell
The pension fund has
a deficit iin the balance,
and the proposed fis-
cal year 2011-12 bud-
get includes funding
the total amount, said
The amount is about
$477,000 and funding
would come from reserves
in each department,
Johnson said. The pension
fund is a big change in the "
proposed budget.:
State pension funds
trends, such as this, are
not uncommon and hap-
pen in cities across the
state, he said. The first
time Johnson was alerted
to the deficit was in the
city's 2009 audit.
"It was noted to me by
the auditors," Johnson
said. "It was an issue
they felt we needed to
pay attention to."
The 2010 audit report
provided a management
letter comment stating the
fund was receiving about
78 percent of annual con- '
tributions, which was not
enough to sustain it at the
required level, he said.
It would take several
years to bring funding
at the required level
depending on incoming
revenue, Johnson said.
Paying the entire
amount at one time
would be to the city's
"It's just a one time
shot to bring it up to
where it should be," he
said. "Then the city's
annual contribution will
be at the right level."
The city doesn't want
the deficit to become
problematic which could
lead to a deficiency find-
ing in the next audit
report, Johnson said.
The next city audit will
reflect the changes in
the funding.

Step by step

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Johnathan Garcia, a Jade Mailloux & Sons Iric employee, paints a section of the Memorial Stadium bleachers in
Lake City Tuesday. The work is slated to be completed by Friday.

Last shuttle leaves space

station; returns Thursday

AP Aerospace Writer
space shuttle is headed home.
Atlantis left the International
Space ,Station on Tuesday and
slipped away after a partial lap
around the station, Ten pairs of
eyes pressed against the windows,
four in the shuttle and six in the
All that remains of NASA's final
shuttle voyage is the touchdown,
targeted for the pre-dawn hours of.
Thursday back home in Florida.
Its return ends the 30-year run of
a vessel that kept U.S. astronauts'
flying to and from orbit longer
than any other rocketship
"Get her home safely and enjoy
the last 6Cuple days in space
shuttle Atlantis," the station's
Mission Control told commander
Christopher Ferguson and his
Replied Ferguson: "It's been an
incredible ride."
As a final salute, the space
station rotated to provide never-
before-seen views of the complex.
Atlantis flew halfway around the
outpost, cameras whirring aboard
both craft to record the historic
Flight controllers savored the
dual TV images. "It must look
pretty spectacular," Ferguson said.
And it did: Atlantis sailing
serenely against the black void of
SPACE continued on 3A

A photo made from NASA television shows the Atlantis as it passes
under a solar panel on the Internatoinal Space Station after undocking





Indulge yourself with
mouth-watering barbecue
made by barbecue masters at
Spirit of the Suwannee Music
Park in Live Oak Friday and
The park is hosting the
third annual Smokin' on the
Suwannee BBQ Festival,
a professional barbecue
contest sanctioned by the
Florida BBQ Association and
the second-largest barbecue
competition in Florida.
"Everybody loves to eat
good barbecue,", said Damon
Wooley of Live Oak, event
creator and organizer. "It's
American heritage at its best
in the summertime. It's a
sport and everybody likes to
compete. There's really good
people that compete in the
barbecue circuit nowadays
and it's a family friendly
Nearly 50 professional
cook teams from Florida,
Georgia and Alabama will
compete in the contest for
more than $13,000 in cash,
prizes and a chance to
qualify for the Jack Daniels
World Championship BBQ
contest in Tennessee and the
American Royal BBQ contest
in Kansas City.
Champion barbecue
competitors include Myron
Mixon of Jack's Old South
BBQ, Bub-Ba-Q restaurant,
Dana Hillis of Big Papa's
Country Kitchen and Git-R-
Participants will have
their meat inspected Friday
by Florida BBQ Association
representatives, Wooley
said, and will smoke their
meat throughout the night.
On Saturday, teams will
turn their meat in at vari-
ous times in four categories
- chicken, ribs, pork and
beef brisket for more than
55 certified Florida BBQ
Association judges to judge
on appearance, taste and ten-
derness, he said.
The competition will pay
the top 10 places overall and
the top 10 places in each cat-
egory, Wooley said.

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Ziggy underlines differences with father


Ziggy Marley is proudly car-
rying on his father's musi-
cal legacy, but he wants to
remind reggae lovers of
their differences.
In a new album, the 42-year-old
eldest son of Bob Marley reflects
on lessons learned from his dad,
who died at age 36 after contracting
On the tune "The Roads Less
Traveled," he sings about his father's
* womanizing ways and inability to
shed "yes men" in success: "My
daddy had a lot of women, and my
mama had a lot of grief. The bred-
rens (friends) that surrounded him
became the enemies." -
Marley said in an interview that
while he's happy to expand his and
his family's brand whether with
a "Marijuana Man" comic book or
a Marley's Mellow Mood "relax-
ation drink" he's kept his circle
of friends small and purposefully
avoided accumulating any sort of
"I'd rather be by myself really than
have like a million posse around
me," Marley said in an interview
at his Los Angeles home. "Some of
them you don't even know what's
in their hearts. You don't know who
you can trust"
"That's why I sing that song,
because I learned from what I saw
-as a child and decided that I would
take another way," he said. "My
father, we bumped heads when I was
younger, much younger.... I had dif-
ferent ideas that I shared with him.
He didn't like them as much. He
gets upset or whatever. I guess I had
a strong opinion from when I was a
little boy, you know."

Emma Watson: I'll return
to Brown next year
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson
said she plans to return to Brown

Jamaican singer Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, performs July 8, on the
Stravinski Hall stage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux,
Switzerland. In a new album, the 42-year-old eldest son of Bob Marley reflects on
lessons learned from his dad, who died at age 36 after contracting cancer.

University to com-
plete her degree.
The British
actress who plays
Hermione Granger
in the "Harry Potter"
series said that she
Watson remains enrolled at
Brown even though
shell study at England's Oxford
University in the fall.

'No country' star calls
for global actors rights
GENEVA In "No country for
old men" Javier
Bardem's hitman
character merciless-
ly collected unpaid
debts with a deadly
bolt gun.
When it comes to
Bardemovie pirates, the
42-year-old Oscar
winner is more understanding..

Bardem appeared at the United
Nations in Geneva on Tuesday to
call for a new international treaty
to protect actors rights across the
And he wants movie tickets to
be cheaper so that even would-be
pirates go to see a film at the theater
once in a while.

Rebecca Black debuts
music video 'My Moment'
NEW YORK Unlikely 14-year-
old viral video star Rebecca Black
has released a follow-up to her first
hit, "Friday."
Black's second music video, "My
Moment," del3uted Monday. In less
than 24 hours, it was watched more
than 1.9 million times on YouTube.
It's also streaming on her website
and is available on iTunes.
The video is better produced than
her "Friday" video.
* Associated Press

Celebrity Birthdays

* Actress-singer Sally Ann
Howes is 81.
* Rockabilly singer Sleepy
LaBeef is 76.
* Actress Diana Rigg is 73.
* Rock musician John Lodge

(The Moody Blues) is 68.
* Country singer T.G.
Sheppard is 67.
* Singer Kim Carnes is 66.
* Rock musician Carlos
Santana is 64.

Daily Scripture
"So do not fear, for I am with
you; do not be dismayed, for I
am your God. I will strengthen
you and help you; I will uphold
you with my righteous right
Isaiah 41:10
Thought for Today
"We may well go to the moon,
but that's not very far.The
greatest distance we have to
cover still lies within us."
Charles de Gaulle,
French statesman (1890-1970)

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Man cuts son
removing cast
Authorities said a Fort
Lauderdale man was
charged with aggravated
child abuse after using a
10-inch circular saw to try
to remove a cast from his
son's hand. The boy was
severely cut
Broward County Jail
records show Lawrence
Roberts, 33, was released
Monday on a $7,500 bond.
He is charged with aggra-
vated child abuse.
The 15-year-old boy
received emergency sur-
gery at Broward General
Medical Center.
According to a Coral
Springs police affidavit,
the top of the boy's right
.thumb was cut off and the
middle of his index finger
was almost sliced in half.
He was also cut between
his thumb and index fin-

Man claims civil
rights violated
A 24-year-old man serv-
.ing time for the fatal shoot-
-.ing of his middle school
teacher said his civil rights
have been violated.
The lawsuit, filed by
Nathaniel Brazill in April,
alleges prison officials
transferred him twice and
put him in solitary confine-
ment in retaliation for fil-
ing a 2009 lawsuit against
a warden.
Brazill, who represents
himself, was 13 when he
shot Barry Grunow on the
last day of school in Palm
Beach County in 2000.

Friend, neighbor
shocked by deaths
A neighbor and a high
school classmate said they
are shocked by allegations
that a Florida teen posted
a Facebook invite for a



Anything for a bite
A pair offishermen brave the wave-swept rocks at Ponce
Inlet Monday. .

party and then killed his
parents with a-hammer
before hosting dozens of
Officials said Tyler
Hadley, 17, will make his,
first court appearance
Tuesday. He faces two
counts of first-degree mur-
der in the deaths of Blake
and Mary-Jo Hadley; Their
bodies were discovered
early Sunday in Port St.
Classmate Johnna Izzo
says Hadley "seemed
normal." Those thoughts
were echoed by neighbor
Raeann Wallace who had
known the boy all of his

Justices uphold
$28.3M verdict
Florida Supreme Court
has upheld a $28.3 million
verdict won by the fam-
ily of a deceased smoker
against RJ. Reynolds
Tobacco Co.
The justices Tuesday
declined to take an appeal
of the first of thousands of
smoker lawsuits pending
in Florida.
The 1st District Court of
Appeal previously affirmed
the verdict a Pensacola
jury awarded to the family
of Benny Martin, who died
of lung cancer in 1995.
Reynolds had claimed

the damages were exces-
About 8,000 similar law-
suits are being tried indi-
vidually after the Sutreme
Court in 2006 threw out
a $145 billion class-action
award against tobacco

Court reverses
trespass conviction
appeal court has reversed
a juvenile's conviction
because the arresting-
officer lacked a principal's
authorization to enforce
Florida's school trespass-
ing law.
The attorney general's
office had no immediate
comment Tuesday, but
an appeal to the Florida
Supreme Court is possible.
The 1st District Court
of Appeal in Tallahassee
.certified that its ruling
Monday conflicted with
another appellate court's
decision on the same
The Tallahassee court
said the Jacksonville tres-
passing arrest was illegal
because state law allows
only a principal or the
principal's designee to
direct someone to leave a
school facility or campus.
The deputy didn't have
the principal's authority.
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Health-occupation students excel

Columbia High Health Occupation Students of America members Walker
Johnson (from left), Brandon Hurst, Brittne.y Cunningham, Margaret Jewett,
Jessica Upshaw and Holly Wheeler pose for-a photograph while competing
at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. in June.
Johnson and Upshaw partnered for the Career Health Display competi-
tion with the topic of Forensic Pathology, Hurst won for Outstanding HOSA
Chapter, Cunningham competed in Nursing Assisting, Jewett was nationally.
recognized for the team's HOSA Week display and Wheeler placed second
on the national level, in Dental Assisting. Participating in the conference
allowed the students to take part in leadership classes and to compete with
other health science students from across the nation who qualified after
competing on the state level.

MURDER: Killer escapes death penalty

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noting Tashanda Jones was
well-known locally. "She
knew everybody and every-
body knew her."
Jones thanked her church
family and members of the
community for supporting
her during her bereavement
"I thank God for the comn-
munity," she said.'Tashanda
was his child. We're just bor-
rowing those children, thafs
why I had to forgive him,
because he's got to talk to the
Lord about that I have more
children that I have to raise
and I have to stay strong for
Annie Hostick, Janefs
Mincey's mother, also thought
the sentence was just
"I thought the sentence
was justified because I just
didn't want to go through
(the case) to see what really
happened to my daughter. I
don't know whether I could
have handled that or not,"
she said. 'Yes, I'm pleased
with the sentence."
Hostick said during the
sentencing hearing she and
other family members spoke
.about Mincey because they
were not allowed to speak
about Stewart
"We talked about Janet
and Tashanda and told the
court about how much we
loved them and how much
.we missed them," she said.
Mincey's older sister,
Teresa Williams, said she is
having a harder time forgiv-
ing Stewart
'"When we first saw him,

the first thing that I thought of
was this is the last person my
sister saw before she took her
last breath," she said. "We just
had to keep dealing with the
Lord. Some of the family has
forgiven him, but rm working
on it"
Williams said court offi-
cials did not ask Stewart
whether he had remorse for
his actions, but the family
learned he did regret what
he had done by listening
to his girlfriend, who was
sitting behind them in the
'We talked to his baby's
mom and she actually said he
was remorseful," Williams said.
Taronna Jones also. said
Stewart failed to show,
remorse at first
"It did something to him
when I said I forgave him,"

she said. 'Tashanda and Janet
- they're in a better place than
we are right now. They aren't
suffering anymore."
According to Jacksonville
Sheriffs Office reports, on
Nov. 22 Jones and Mincey
were found dead in the street
on the 3700 block of Spring
Grove Street in Jacksonville.
Autopsies revealed the
cause of death of each was a
single gunshot wound.
The 2004 red Ford mini-'
van they were traveling in '
was not found at the scene.
Authorities issued a stolen'-'
vehicle report and an inves,
tigator with the Jacksonville
Sheriffs Office received a call
Nov. 24 from the Savannah
Police Department indicating
the minivan had been found
there. Stewart was later ,
arrested in Savannah.

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SPACE: Shuttle last mission nearly complete

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space, its payload bay wide
open, and the space sta-
tion, its huge solar wings
glowing golden in the
As the lead team of
flight controllers signed'
off for the very last time,
the voice emanating from
the shuttle's Mission
Control cracked with emo-
tion. Another team would
take over late Tuesday for
To ensure their safe.
return, the crew conduct-
ed one final survey of the
shuttle, using the robotic
arm and a laser-tipped
extension. Experts scruti-
nized the images for signs
of micrometeorite damage.
Atlantis spent 8 days at
the space station and left
behind a year's worth of
supplies, insurance in the
event commercial provid-
ers encounter delays in
launching their own cargo
It was the 37th shuttle
mission, over more than 12
years, dedicated to build-
ing and maintaining the
space station the largest
structure ever to orbit the
In keeping with tradi-
tion, Atlantis' departure
was marked by the ring-
ing of the naval ship's bell
aboard the space station.
The undocking occurred
nearly 250 miles above the'

"Atlantis departing the
International Space Station
for the last time," space
station astronaut Ronald
,GaraJr, announced, ring-
~ing the bell three times.
"We'll miss you guys.
Ferguson thanked the
six station residents for
their hospitality, then
"We'll never forget the
role the space shuttle
played in its creation. Like
a proud parent, we antici-
pate great things to follow
... Farewell, ISS. Make us
All told, shuttles spent
276 days or nearly 40
weeks docked to the
station. It's now a sprawl-
ing complex with multiple
science labs 13 rooms
in all and more than
900,000 pounds of mass, .
most of that delivered by
"So large that some
astronauts have even
momentarily gotten lost
in it you can take it
from me," said Mission
Control communicator
Daniel Tani, a former sta-
tion resident "Of course,
'the ISS wouldn't be here
without the space shuttle
so ... we wanted to say
thank you and farewell to
the magnificent machines
that delivered, assembled

and staffed our world-class
laboratory in space."
NASA and its interna-
tional partners mean to
keep it running until at
least 2020. With the retire-
ment of the shuttle fleet,
the space station now
must rely solely on other
countries for restocking,
at least until the first pri-
evately funded rocket blasts
off with a load. That could
come by year's end.
Private astronaut launch-
es from U.S. soil, however,
are three to five years
away at best Until then,
Americans will continue
flying to and from the
space station via Russian
Soyuz capsules at a hefty
The Atlantis crew left
behind a small U.S. flag
that flew on the inaugural
shuttle voyage in 1981.
The flag is the prize for the
first company that launch-
es astronauts to the station
from the U.S. President
Barack Obama described
it last week as "a capture:
the-flag moment here for
commercial spaceflight"
Obama wants private
companies taking over
Earth-to-orbit operations
so NASA can concentrate
on sending astronauts
beyond. The goals: an
asterbid by 2025 and Mars
by the mid-2030s.
Flight director Kwatii

BBQ: Competition begins Friday

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An overall champion will be named, as
well as champions for each category.
* For the first time this year, a kids' com-
petition will also be held Saturday in two
different age categories ages 6 to 12
and ages 13 to 17.
"I have kids of my own and it's some-
thing that's a good, wholesome activity for
kids to get involved in," Wooley said. "It's
a family activity and something I felt we
needed to have."
Susan K Lamb, who handles SOSMP
media relations, said many of the competi-
tors will be vending for the public to pur-
chase their barbecue.
Entertainment will be in the Music Hall
with Mike Mullis' Kids Under 18 Talent
Night Friday and Mike Mullis and his
band, WhooWheee, for a 1950s Sock Hop
Saturday. Music Hall doors open at 5 p.m.
and events begin at 8 p.m.
A Family Fun Zone with bounce
houses, water slides and more will also be
at the festival.
Festival tickets are $2 at the gate and
the contest is an all-day event on Friday

Alibaruho alluded to the
potential difficulties ahead,
as he described how he's
dealt with his own discom-
forts regarding the end of
the shuttle program and
the uncertain future for
space exploration.
"I try to look at that as
an adventure, rather than
focusing too much on
the memories," he said
Atlantis will join
Discovery and Endeavour
in retirement after this 13-
day journey, the 135th for
the shuttle program. All
three will become museum
Tuesday marked the
36th anniversary of the
undocking of the Apollo
spacecraft from a Soviet
Soyuz in the first-of-its-
kind joint flight Nearly six
years passed between the
end of that 1975 mission
and the start of NASA's
next- the space shuttle.
Mission Cofitrol said
that gap five years and
nine months is the
mark to beat this time
around. And it said it was
starting the clock.

What Previous Participants Say...

Larry Goodkin
Civil Engineer
"I obtained an arsenal of guidelines and became
proactive in interpersonal skills within a warm,
supportive atmosphere that helped build
relationships in the workplace and elsewhere."



and Saturday.
Proceeds from the competition will
help support the Justin Starling Memorial
Scholarship fund, a scholarship created
last year for a Suwannee High School
student and football star who was a family
friend of Wooley's.
The kids' competition will be at 3 p.m.
Saturday. Children can enter one of the
two categories for $10 per person and
entry is limited to the first 15 children
in each category. Grills, pork chops and
chicken will be provided, but contestants
must bring their own utensils and addi-
To enter the kids' competition, call
Wooley at (386) 590-6038.
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is
located at 3076 95th Drive. Call (386) 364-
1683 or visit www.musicliveshere.com.
"It (the competition) certainly brings in
the best-of-the-best," Lamb said. "If you
want to get championship barbecue, the
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is the
place to go this weekend."


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Let's hear

them out

The question
'of privatizing
campgrounds in
56 make that
55, with Gov. Rick
Scott's decision to shelve
plans at Honeymoon Island -
Flprida state parks is framed
as follows: Many parks are
underused to begin with,
making them vulnerable
to funding cuts come
budget time each spring.
Letting entrepreneurs build
campgrounds will draw more
folks in to enjoy the natural
wonders that make our state
a legitimate paradise. To
boot, the funds generated
will go far in alleviating the
financial woes that plague the
parks to begin with.
Privatized campgrounds
might just might not be a
bad idea. In theory.
Would they work at
The devil's always in the
details, as was the case
at Honeymoon. A major
sticking point there was a
proposal to add spaces for
RVs. Earlier this month in
Dunedin, 400-plus outraged
area residents made clear
they wouldn't accept such a
plan, no matter what.
Days later the Governor
backed down, ahd:said .
similar proposals elsewhere
were now under review.
That should be
encouraging to us all that
when the people made clear
their feelings, the state
The lesson, then, may be
this: Let's wait our turn, hear
out the DEP planners, and
see just what they have in
mind for our beloved park.
If the plan looks like ifs
got a shot, so be it. But if
we don't like it, well make
that every bit as clear as the
Ichetucknee itself.
Evidence suggests our
government will, in the end,
listen to the people to whom
it must answer. -
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Cordray a good choice;

Warren maybe better

n a Rose Garden cer-
emony Monday, President
Barack Obama intro-
duced Richard Cordray
as his choice to head the
Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau, the government's new
watchdog over consumer loans,
mortgages, credit cards, the
kind of financial products that
ordinary Americans rely on and,
all too often because of sharp
practices by lenders, suffer
Cordray, if he is confirmed,
should make a perfectly fine
head of the agency. A former
Ohio attorney general, Cordray
filed suits against loan services
for sloppy paperwork, credit
rating firms for inflating the rat-
ings of mortgage-backed securi-
ties and several financial giants
on behalf of Ohio state pension
funds. He-was editor in chief of
the University of Chicago Law
Review and clerked for two
Supreme Court justices.
Since January he has been
working to set up the enforce-
ment arm of the new agency,
which officially begins work
July 21.
No disrespect to Cordray, but
standing off to one side at the
ceremony was the woman who
by rights should be heading
the agency, Harvard law profes-
sor Elizabeth Warren. As Wall
Street and the mortgage mar-
kets started to self-immolate,
she was brought to Washington
as a special adviser to the White
House and the Treasury.
One of her recommenda-
tions was a consumer protec-
tion bureau. Said Obama, "This-

Dale McFeatters
agency was Elizabeth's. idea,
and through sheer force of will,
intelligence and a bottomless
well of energy, she has made,
and will continue to make, a
profound and positive difference
for our government,
In any well-governed country,
where decisions are dispassion-
ate and considered, she would
by rights be the new director
but this is Washington. Senate
Republicans are afraid that
Warren would be too effective
a director, angering a powerful
and well-heeled GOP constitu-
Senate Republicans
unanimously vowed to block
Warren's nomination and now
they're threatening to do the
same with Cordray unless
Obama agrees to "a few reason-
able structural changes."
The "few" changes would
effectively cripple the agency.
The Republicans want the
agency run by a commission
instead of a single director, a
recipe for inertia and inaction.
In any case, the new bureau is
already to be overseen by an
oversight council headed by the
Treasury department. And the
GOP wants Congress to annual-
ly approve the bureau's budget,
effectively giving the lawmak-

ers veto power over the actions
of a theoretically independent
Although free market absolut-
ists dislike the idea, effective
regulations by well-run regula-
tory agencies are a necessary
function of government.
Have we learned noth-
ing from the lax oversight of
offshore drilling by industry
friendly regulators that led to
the explosion of BP oilrig, kill-
ing 11 and horribly polluting
the Gulf of Mexico for three
Or from the federal mine
safety inspectors who allowed
a big mining company to con-
tinually cut corners that led to
the explosion of the Upper Big
Branch coal mine and the death
of 29 miners?
Or the Wall Street regulators
who let firms take on ridiculous
amounts of debt, sending these
avowed free marketers scur-
rying to Washington for safety
when the whole thing began to
Or Bernie Madoff continu-
ing to run his Ponzi scheme
even though a knowledgeable
tipster hand walked regulators
through the entire scam? And
let's not even get into the willful
regulatory blindness that led
to the meltdown of the housing
Have we learned anything at
all from these regulatory fail-
ures? Apparently not. Cordray
should be confirmed soonest

Dale McFeatters is editorial
writer for Scripps Howard News

Murdoch's downhill slide

t always seemed the sun
could never set on his
media empire. But then
on Tuesday faster than
you could say "Rosebud"
- naturalized U. S. Citizen
Rupert Murdoch looked to the
world like a media mogul on the
The moment Murdoch really
looked his worst came not when
he was attacked while testify-
ing at a House of Commons
hearing investigating his News
Corporation's phone hacking
scandal. Not when a warped
comedian somehow dashed up
unimpeded by AWOL security
and launched a plate filled with
a white pie-in-the-face type sub-
(Bizarrely, the attack back-
fired, for it gifted the Murdoch
family with the one fine moment
in a most un-fine day. First,
Murdoch's young and clearly
athletic wife, Wendi, looked
theatrically heroic. She jumped
from her seat behind her hus-

band and clobbered his attacker
with a forearm headshot.
Moments later, Murdoch actu-
ally looked rather heroic too.
He cleaned off, shed his dark
blue suit jacket and continued
testifying in white shirtsleeves.
Hollywood couldn't have
scripted it better. And you didn't'
need to be Orson Welles to pull
it off.)
But by then, it was too late for
Murdoch whose U.S. empire
includes Fox News and the Wall
Street Journal to restore his
lost luster and power that has
had prime ministers, presidents
and potentates of conservative
persuasion and British police of
whatever persuasion bowing to
his whims and his ways.
But more than two hours
before the pie-attack that back-
fired, the octogenarian mogul
had already revealed himself
to be on the downhill skids on
what was once his mountain of
media power. It began shortly
after he took his seat at the

unimposing blonde wood table,
to the left of his son, James,
who is also his deputy chief
operating officer of News Corp.
The mogul sat suitably stony-
faced while the son delivered
opening remarks that were
mainly a string of apologies for
all the Murdoch News of the
World tabloid's criminal inva-
sions of privacies. And prom-
ises to be truthful and candid
forevermore. The elder just sat
silently for a while, but then
interjected to offer a well-script-
ed one-liner:
'This is the most humble day
of my life."
But just minutes later, the
mogul was looking and sound-
ing his un-humble old self. He
repeatedly pled ignorance of
all crimes of his newspaper's
reporters, including some that
were subjects of court cases
amply covered in the media.

* Scripps Howard News Service


John Crisp



get the


My students'
reactions range*
from bemused
to astonished if
I mention that
when I began my working life
the price of gasoline was some-
where south of 30 cents per
gallon and that the minimum
wage was $1.25 per hour. Of
course, gas will never be that
cheap again, but with the mini-
mum wage, who knows?
Republican presidential
contender Michele Bachmann
recently proposed the abolition.
of the federal minimum wage, ,
currently set at $7.25 per hour.
This proposal has a certain -
internal logic: the theory holds.
that if employers can pay their.
workers less, they will be will-
ing and able to hire more of
them. In fact, in Bachmann's
thinking, the abolition of the
minimum wage would be a
jobs program.
But surely this is ideology.
gone berserk. Why shouldn't
the American people even
compassionate conservatives
come together and agree that
our fellow citizens at the bot-
tom of the wage scale should
be guaranteed at least a modest
level of reward for their work,
often some of the hardest work
performed in our society?
Putting these essentially
defenseless workers at the
mercy of business bottom-lin-
ers who have every incentive
to pay as little as possible is
basically unfair. We perform
considerable lip service at the
altar of the free market, but we
rarely unleash that heartless
and unsympathetic force upon
ourselves without restraints.
In fact, I'd guess that few
industries can claim more
fervent free-marketeers than
agriculture and petroleum. Yet
few industries have been more
protected, promoted, sup-
ported, and subsidized by the
government in order to keep
them operating at a profitable
level. Sort of a minimum wage
for people who already have a
lot of money.
It's to our credit that no one
has taken Bachmann's propos-
al very seriously, and at pres-
ent the minimum wage doesn't
seem in danger. But the fact
that Bachmann could make
the suggestion without losing
any credibility as a candidate
implies a basic truth about our,
current culture, which is worth.
re-stating despite its obvious
nature: In hard economic times
like these, the ones most likely-
to suffer first, most, and lon-
gest are those without money
and power. The Department
of Defense has little to worry
about, and the already rich
have the resources to protect
themselves from the threat
of more taxes. Those without
money or power are fair game.
Here's a good example:
At present, Texas is one
of the best places in the
country for doing business.
Evidently the rich are mak-
ing plenty of money despite
the national hard times. The
Texas Legislature, however, is
deeply devoted to the current
Republican commitment to cut-
ting spending and not raising
John M. Crisp teaches in the
English Department at Del Mar
College in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Book takes on zero tolerance fervor in schools

Associated Press,

tech surveillance. Metal
detectors. Zero tolerance
for, well, just about any
bad behavior, real or over-
Welcome to "Lockdown
High," the title of a sweep-
ing new book by journalist
Annette Fuentes, describ-
ing how the schoolhouse
has become a jailhouse and
fear prevails.
Datingto Ronald Reagan's
war on drugs launched
nearly three decades ago,
fueled by campus shoot-
ings and the 9/11 terror-
ist attacks, "preoccupation
with security and violence
are particularly acute when
it comes to children and
teenagers," she writes.
But a paradox exists,
Fuentes argues, and it goes
like this: "Children are con-
sidered both potential vic-
tims, vulnerable to dangers
from every corner, and per-
petrators of great violence
and mayhem, demanding
strict, preventive disci-
After the 1999 tragedy at
Columbine High, where two
students fatally shot 13 peo-
ple and themselves, youth
became Public Enemy No.
1 and the "criminalizing
trends in juvenile justice
that were swirling in the
1990s were by then flood-
ing into public schools." It
came, ironically, at a time
when school violence and
juvenile crime had actually
begun to subside,. Fuentes
writes. '
She dedicates an entire
chapter to Columbine,
.which opted not to install
metal detectors or turn
itself into a fortress after
the campus rampage..
"The Columbine scenario
is terrifying, but the odds of
it occurring in your home-
town are about one in two
million," Fuentes notes, cit-
ing a joint study in 2000 by
the Justice Policy Institute
and the Children's Law
Fuentes points out that
guns are by no means ram-
pant in schools, and kids
who do bring weapons in
are always suspended. "We
know the number of guns
collected in schools is real-
ly small by any measure,"

This Wednesday, April 1,9, 2006 file photo shows a student as he arrives for classes at Columbine High School in Littleton,
Colo., on the eve of the 7th anniversary of the shooting massacre at the school. Columbine opted not to install metal
detectors or turn itself into a fortress after the 1999 tragedy.

Fuentes said in an inter-
view with The Associated
Press. But she added that
the bigger problem is an
epidemic of "suspensions
for discretionary reasons,"
unrelated to serious crimes
like weapons .possession.
These suspensions, Fuentes
contends, have become an
easy way to squeeze out
low-achieving kids amid the
pressures of high-stakes
testing in schools.
In another chapter,
Fuentes highlights a gaggle
of "profiteers" looking to
make money from schools
by 'peddling everything
from identification systems
like radio frequency tags
and retinal scanners to
background checks against
sex-offender lists.
In the last decade, the,
U.S. security industry has
increasingly targeted pub-
lic schools as a "vast, rich
market for its hardware and
software, products and ser-
'vices," she writes. "Schools
still represent a small frac-
tion of the industry's gar-
gantuan market .... but that
fraction has been growing
from a sliver to a meatier
slice of the pie."
"Lockdown High" was
published in May by Verso
Books. Here are some addi-
tional observations from
the author's interview with
the APR

Q: Are schools safer today
as a result of the Lockdown
High model?
A: Schools are among the
safest places for, children
and young people to be and
have been for many years.
School violence and crime
have been dropping steadily
since 1993, just as crime in
society in general has been
plummeting. But high-tech
security and harsh disciplin-
ary policies were promoted
as a political solution when
high-profile incidents, like
the Columbine shooting,
There is just a huge dis-
connect between the pub-
lic's perception of public
schools and kids as danger-
ous and the reality. Kids
today are no more violent
than any other generation.
I look at the school violence
back in the 1800s and it is
amazing what took place
between teachers and stu-
dents back then. For the
last 20 years, though, we've
bought into the myth of
endemic school violence,
and the consequences are
damaging for our children
and for the quality of their
You can't learn in a pris-
on-like environment where
you are treated as a sus-
pect. The research shows
that schools with the most
security measures and

harsh disciplinary policies
actually have more disor-
der and violent incidents.
If you treat young people
like criminals, they will live
down to your expectations.
Q: How and when did
the hysteria begin and how
is it that Columbine High
School itself opted for a far
less restrictive approach?
.A The 1990s saw a string
of fatal gun incidents in
schools that were seared in
the public's consciousness
and really fueled policies at
the federal, state and local
level to punish, suspend
and expel students for a
range of behaviors.
In every single incident,
easy access to guns by
angry or disturbed boys
led to tragic consequenc-
es. They were headline-
grabbing events, but even
so, they represented rare
events, the exceptionnotthe
rule. And then Columbine
occurred in 1999 two
teenaged boys with a small
arsenal and the nation
was convinced that every
school was a Columbine
waiting to happen.
The reality that homi-
cides at school happen
rarely was overwhelmed by
fear, and the response has
been to crack down in ways
that really are criminalizing
our young people. There
were students suspended

for what schools call "ter-
roristic threats" for a com-
ment about a principal or
for assault for tossing a spit
ball in class. It has gone
to an extreme that doesn't
make anyone safer. Schools
that.rely on the Lockdown
High model are missing the
opportunity to teach stu-
dents how to behave.
Q: You refer in the book
to the "school-to-prison
pipeline." Can you explain
what you mean?
A: Education experts have
for a while now talked about
how zero-tolerance suspen-
sions, which number in
the hundreds of thousands
annually in many states,
are pushing students out
of school. This is especially
true for the lowest-achiev-
ing students and in many
urban districts that include
disproportionate numbers
of African-American and
Latino kids.
Students who are sus-
pended in the lower grades
are more likely to be sus-
pended as they get older
and by 9th grade, they are
at risk of dropping out and
into criminal activity. Failing
schools create a pipeline
into prison, in other words.
Add to that a heavier police
presence in many schools
that means more students
arrested for misbehaviors
-.pushing in the hallways

becomes "assault" or "dis-
orderly conduct" and
you have schools as feeders
for the prison system.
Q: What role has No
Child Left Behind played?
A: Educators I inter-
viewed around the country
said that the pressure of
high-stakes testing, which
is part of NCLB's mandates
to raise student scores in
math and English, creates
pressure to suspend kids
who are low achievers. Most
principals and teachers
are doing their best under
difficult circumstances -
budget cuts, few resources
and suspensions of chal-
lenging students can make
their jobs easier. Of course,
it doesn't help the students
learn and it doesn't give the,
teachers a long-term solu-
Q: Where do these issues
stand today, since you did
your research?
A: There is a slow, grow-
ing momentum to reject-
zero-tolerance policies and
adopt more effective strate-
gies to create safe schools
without punitive measures.
The evidence shows that
suspensions are epidemic
and are derailing the educa-
Stions of too many kids.
A national coalition called
the Dignity in Schools
Campaign is promoting leg-
islation for a new approach
to discipline called positive
behavioral intervention and
supports. It rewards stu-
dents for their good behav-
ior instead of demonizing
them for doing wrong. As
one legal advocate explained
to me, when a student gets
a math problem wrong,
the teacher doesn't pun-
ish them and send them
home. They teach the prob-
lem over and over until the
student understands why
it was wrong and how to
make it right
It should be the same for
behavior. It doesn't mean
there will never be prob-
lems or violence in schools
and that such behaviors
shouldn't be punished. But
schools have to get back to
education and away from
the punitive model of dis-
cipline. Teachers and prin-
cipals need lots of support
to create safe classrooms
where they are in control
and students are free to

Strauss-Kahn accusers'

attorneys meet prosecutors

Associated Press

NEW YORK Lawyers
for the New York hotel
haaid and the French
novelist who have sepa-
rately accused Dominique
Strauss-Kahn of trying
to rape them met jointly
Tuesday with prosecutors,
but it wasn't immediately
clear what the prospects
were for convergence
between complaints on two
Attorneys for the maid
and for writer Tristane
Banon wouldn't say what
they'd discussed as they
emerged after roughly 2
1/2 hours in the Manhattan
district attorney's office.
The maid's lawyer, Kenneth
P. Thompson, said only
that he was seeking jus-
tice for his client, whose
credibility has come under
fire since prosecutors said
she wasn't truthful about
her background and her
actions right after Strauss-
Kahn allegedly attacked
her in his hotel suite May
"The truth is that she
was sexually assaulted in
that room, and the truth
matters, and what we want
is for her to be able to tell
her account, and we want
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
to be held accountable
for what he did to her,"
said Thompson, who has
been urging prosecutors to
press ahead with a case

In this July 1 file photo, former International Monetary Fund
leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens to proceedings in
New York State Supreme court in New York. Given New York
law, legal experts say it could be knotty, but not impossible,
for prosecutors to try to introduce any allegations beyond
the actual attempted rape and other charges stemming from

they say has been under-
mined by her untruths. "It
is our hope and our prayer
that the truth will come
Although Banon's law-
yer, David Koubbi, previ-
ously said she wouldn't
become involved in the
U.S. case, prosecutors here
have long intimated they
were interested in finding
out more about the writer's
allegations, and Tuesday's
meeting was planned for
them to get more informa-
tion. At Strauss-Kahn's first
New York court appear-
ance, a prosecutor noted
reports of "similar" con-
duct abroad, an apparent
allusion to Banon's claim

that Strauss-Kahn tried to
rape her in 2003 while she
was interviewing him for
a book.
After Strauss-Kahn's
arrest, Banon filed a crimi-
nal complaint over the
alleged incident; her moth-
er has said she discouraged
her daughter from report-
ing it in 2003. Authorities
in Paris have launched a
preliminary investigation.
Strauss-Kahn denies both
women's allegations.
The Associated Press
does not name victims of
alleged sex crimes unless
they agree to be identified
or publicly identify them-
selves, as Banon has.
Thompson accompanied

Banon's lawyer, David
Koubbi, to Tuesday's
meeting. Also there was
Thibault de Montbrial, a
French attorney working
with Thompson to see
whether anyone else in
France may have simi-
lar allegations against
Thomppon has had a
touchy relationship with
prosecutors in recent
weeks, publicly question-
ing whether Manhattan
District Attorney Cyrus
R. Vance Jr. had the stom-
ach to go through with
the case and ultimately
calling on Vance to reciuse
his office and arrange
for a special prosecutor.
The DA's office
rebuffed that request as
Thompson declined to
answer a question Tuesday
about his dealings with the
DA's office.
Koubbi and the DA's
office declined to com-
ment on Tuesday's meet-
ing. Prosecutors have said
they're still investigating
and deciding what to do
with the New York case in
light of their doubts about
whether the housekeeper
will make a believable wit-
ness. Strauss-Kahn's law-
yers are urging them to
drop the charges.
If prosecutors do pur-
sue the case, it's unclear
whether they would be
able to bring up Banon at a
potential trial.

Oil higher on

weaker dollar

Associated Press

reversed direction for the
fourth straight trading day
on Tuesday and climbed
about 2 percent, as traders
faced uncertainty about the
direction of the economy
and a weaker dollar.
Crude oil is used to pro-
duce gasoline and other
fuels, and it's also a major
investment commodity.
Prices can swing with the
collective mood on Wall
Street. Recently bench-
mark oil has fluctuated
between $95 and $99 a bar-
rel as investors gauge how
Europe deals with Greece's
debt crisis and the debate
goes on in Washington over
spending and the U.S. debt
"Every day, we hear
more about what govern-
ments are doing to get their
sovereign debt under con-
trol," independent analyst
Andrew Lipow said. "But
you don't see results, and
that leads some people to
think we're headed in the
wrong direction."
The dollar fell against
other currencies on
Tuesday, sending some
investors to commodities
like oil. Oil, which is traded
in dollars, tends to rise as
the dollar falls and makes
crude cheaper for investors
holding foreign currency.
Benchmark West Texas
Intermediate crude for
August delivery rose $1.63

to $97.56 per barrel in mid-
day trading on the New
York Mercantile Exchange.
Brent crude, which is used
to price many international
oil varieties, gained 98 cents
at $117.03 per barrel on the
ICE Futures exchange.
Oil also got a boost from
some positive economic
news on Tuesday. The,
Commerce Department ,
said construction of new '
homes grew by 14.6 percent
last month. The report said
builders began work on a
seasonally adjusted 629,000
homes in June.
That's about half of what
economists say is needed to
sustain a healthy housing
The housing market and
the unemployment rate are
key factors in the nation's
economic recovery, which
most view as sluggish at
best right now. When more
people head back to work
and buy homes, oil and gas
demand is expected to rise.
Gasoline pump prices
rose less than a penny
Tuesday to a national
average $3.678 per gallon,
according to AAA, Wright
Express and Oil Price
Information Service. A gal-
lon of regular is about 31
cents cheaper than it was
when prices peaked in early
May. It's still almost 96
cents more than the same
time last year.
In other Nymex trading
for August contracts, heat-
ing oil added 2 cents at
$3.0945 per gallon.


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In this June 29 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry pauses while
speaking aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at a Boy
Scout ceremony. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, not shown, told
The Associated Press on Saturday that he he thinks it's very
likely Perry will jump into the GOP presidential race. Branstad
says he expects Perry to visit Iowa, home of the first cau-
cuses, within the next month.

Perry has troubled


with tea party

Associated Press
spite of his thundering
speeches against big gov-
ernment, Texas Gov. Rick
Perry has a troubled rela-
tionship with the tea party,*
a rift increasingly obvious
as he gets closer to a presi-
dential bid.
Tea party groups from
New Hampshire to Texas
are collaborating to criti-
cize Perry's record on
immigration, public health
and spending and his for-
mer affiliation with the
Democratic Party.
"Ifs real easy to walk into
church on Sunday morn-
ing and sing from the hym-
nal. I saw a guy that talked
like a tea party candidate
but didn't govern like one,"
said Debra Medina, a Texas
tea party activist who' chal-
lenged Perry in the 2010,
Republican gubernatorial
primary.-' -still don't think
lie governs like the conser-
vative he professes to be.",
Texas conservatives
recently shared material
on Perry's record with the
New Hampshire Tea Party
Coalition, which dedicated a
section of its website to the
Texas governor. The coali-
tion offers links to negative
media coverage and videos
about the man who it says
"was Al Gore's Democrat
chairman" in 1988. Perry
switched to the Republican
Party in 1'989, around the'
same time as other conser-
vative Democrats.
The organization also dis-
tributed a series of emails to
supporters, including one
obtained by The Associated
Press warning. "We should
be aware there is more to
him than meets the eye."
The attacks are qui-
etly promoted by other
Republican presidential con-
tenders, who view Perry as a
growing threat as he inches
closer to a late entrance into
the Republican presidential
primary. Many of the candi-
dates are competing for the
hearts of tea party activists
who have generated pas-
sion, campaign cash and
armies of volunteers from
GOP voters nationwide.
A key Perry strategist
dismissed the tea party criti-
cism as isolated to a handful
of conservative groups in a
fragmented movement.
"There's no candidate
running on either side of
the aisle that has his record
and relationship with tea
party members," said David
Carney. "But the tea party is
not one monolithic group."
Carney concedes that
Perry has work to do in
early voting states like New
"We have reached out to

some members of the tea
party leadership. But until
we get the campaign going,
if we have a campaign, and
they have an opportunity to
talk to the governor, they're
not going to know who he
is and they're going to be
somewhat skeptical," he
They're particularly
skeptical about Perry's
record on immigration, an
issue that resonates with
the Granite State's tea party
As governor, Perry
signed a law making Texas
the first state to offer in-
state tuition to illegal immi-
grants, and he blasted a
proposed border fence as
"idiocy." Texas tea party
groups sent Perry an open
letter this year expressing
disappointment over his
failure to get a bill passed
that would have outlawed
"sanctuary cities," munici-
palities that protect illegal
immigrants. ...... .
Texas governor-r includ-
ing Perry and his prede-
cessor, George W. Bush,
walk a fine line when it
comes to immigration.
The state's pow _rful busi-
ness lobby, which is reli-
ably Republican, back many
immigration rights laws and
the state population is more
than one-third Hispanic.
Landowners along the
Texas-Mexico border had
complained about the bor-
der fence interfering with
Perry also said, that
Arizona's controversial
immigration law "would not
be the right direction for
Texas.," although he would
later support a friend-of-
the-court brief defending
Arizona's right to pass its
own 'laws in accordance
with the 10th Amendment.
"That's a pretty big
knock against him," said
Jerry DeLemus, chairman
of the Granite State Patriots
Liberty PAC, when notified
of some of Perry's immigra-
tion policies.
Conservative activists
also have attacked Perry's
support for mandatory
HPV vaccines for sixth-
grade girls and the seizure
of private property for a
now-defunct trans-state toll
road, among other things.
Still, Perry enjoys sub-
stantial support from some
tea party groups, who say
Perry's conservative cre-
dentials are strong, even if
not perfect.
"I don't think there's a
purity, test for who is tea
party and who isn't tea
party," said Ryan Hecker,
a member of the Houston
Tea Party Society and orga-
nizer of the group Contract
from America. "Being an
executive involves a lot of
tough decisions."


Target Distribution completes its United Way campaign
The Lake City Target Distribution Center wrapped up its 2011-12 United Way campaign with a recent check presentation.:
The local Target Distribution Center employees pledged $7,768, an increase of 22.6 percent over last year with 64 percent
participation. The employees also conducted fundraising events that contributed to the pledges to total $8,168.95. Target is
a United Way Pacesetter company, one of the companies that completes its campaign prior to the general community cam-
paign kick-off event, which is slated this year for September 2., Members of the Target United Way campaign team gathered
for a photo recognizing the team's fundraising success. Pictured are (front, left to right) Lyndi Karlton; Marci McAdams;
Jason D'Souza; Meredith Diagostino; (back) Crista Thomas, United Way Columbia County Campaign Chair; Catherine
Moran; Bryan Rabakon, Kevin Bowman, Rosanne DiCicco, and Rita Dopp, United Way executive director.



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Section B


College day
camp planned
July 28
Central Florida State
College volleyball
coaches and players
will conduct a one-day
camp for girls entering
middle school from 9
a.m. to noon on July 28
at Columbia High. Cost
of the camp is $35 with
registration Monday
through Thursday at.the
CHS front office. The
camp is limitedto 30
For details, call Casie
McCallister at 365-3158.

Fort White sets
board elections
Fort White Youth
Baseball has board
elections set for 7 p.m.
Aug. 5 in the building
at the back of the South
Columbia Sports Park.
For details, call
Tammy Sharpe at 867-
otiS FoTmAI
Tickets on sale
at McDuffie's
Columbia High football
season tickets are on sale
at McDuffie's Marine &
Sporting Goods. Paid-
up Tiger Boosters can
pick up tickets, parking
passes and their Tiger
For details, call
McDuffie's at 752-2500.
High school
tryouts Aug. 8
Fort White High has
volleyball tryouts for
varsity and junior varsity
set for 4-6 p.m. Aug. 8.
Participants must have
a current physical and a
parent consent form on
For details, call coach
Doug Wohlstein at 497-

Lake City team
seeking players
The Lake City Falcons
men's semi-pro football
team is seeking new
players and veterans for
the upcoming season.
Players must be 18 years
old or older, and able to
commit to the team and
come to practice. The
Website is ballcharts.
or lakecityfalcons on
For details, call Luis
Santiago at 2924138 or
Elaine Harden at 292-3039.
Free camp with
Brian Allen
The Columbia County
Recreation Department
is sponsoring a free
football camp featuring
Columbia High head
coach Brian Allen from
8 a.m. to noon Aug. 2
at CHS. the camp will
feature a tour of the
facilities and low-key
drills. The camp is open
to boys and girls ages 5-
13 (as of Sept. 1). A pre-
registration waiver form
is required. Forms are
available at Richardson
Community Center from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For details, call Adee
Farmer at 754-7095.
U From staff reports

NCAA gives LSU 1-year

probation for violations

troubles land
Tigers on hot seat.
Associated Press
- LSU committed major
violations while recruiting a
junior college football play-
er, the NCAAruled Tuesday.
The governing body also
placed the school on proba-
tion for a year and cited a
former assistant coach for
unethical conduct.
The investigation found
that ex-assistant coach

D.J. McCarthy improperly
arranged for transporta-
tion and housing for former
defensive lineman Akiem
Hicks, then later tried to
cover up those actions.
The NCAA accepted
LSU's self-imposed reduc-
tion of two scholarships,
as well as a 10 percent-
reduction in official visits
and reductions in recruit-
ing calls. The reduction in
visits, which LSU already
began during the 2010-11
academic year, also applies
to 2011-12.
McCarthy resigned in
December 2009. Hicks
never played for the Tigers

before he left LSU.
The violations reported
in the case also included
more than 3,600 phone
calls that three noncoach-
ing staff members either
made to or received from
high school coaches and
administrators, prospects
and family members of pro-
spective students.
LSU has said those calls
were clerical and resulted
from a misinterpretation of
NCAA rules.
NCAA Committee on
Infractions chairman
Dennis Thomas said LSU's
violations were considered

LSU players celebrate after beating Florida, 33-29, on Oct. 9
in Gainesville.


Columbia High players huddle together before the kickoff of the Purple & Gold Game at Memorial Stadium on May 13.

NFL matches
Columbia High
with 5K grant.
Having former NFL
players on the Columbia
High coaching staff is
paying off in more than one
way for the Tigers.
The NFL recently
matched assistant coach
Reinard Wilson's $5,000
grant to the .school, head
coach Brian Allen said on
"It's so beneficial to
the program with the
different things we'll be
able to address," Allen said.
"We're also waiting to hear
back on another grant that
can be anywhere between
two and 10 thousand
Allen already has ideas
in mind for ways to use
the money to upgrade
the facilities at Columbia
"We're going to look at
things in the weight room,
the locker room and then
we'll find out in August
what we got on the other
CHS continued on 2B

Dustin Johnson of the U.S. hits a shot on the 17th fairway
during the third day of the British Open Golf Championship
at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England on

. _Golf means never taking

anything for granted

Johnson haS
another close call
in major tourney.
Associated Press
- Dustin Johnson proba-
bly doesn't think he'll have
to wait 15 years to win a
He already has won four
times in his four years on
the PGA Tour, and he has
played in the final group at
three of the last sixmajors.
That doesn't happen by
accident To say Johnson is
the most talented American
golfer won't get much of an
Then again, a young
Darren Clarke might have
thought the same thing.
Clarke was among the
new faces in European golf
that helped inspire a slow
revival in the late 1990s.
He might not have had the
raw skill of someone like

Johnson, but a major fig-
ured to be in his future.
He played in the final
group at Royal Troon in
1997. He took down Tiger
Woods at the 2000 Match
Play Championship when
Woods was at the absolute
top of his game. Then came
another close call a year
later in the British Open.
His major finally arrived
Sunday, a month before he
turns 43, his head full of
gray hair and his belly bulg-
But at least he. got there.
"The hardest thing with
Darren was that he's been
slightly labeled an under-
achiever. And he was," his
agent, Chubby Chandler,
said in the glowing after-
math Sunday evening.
"He had the talent to win
a major, an Open, but it
didn't happen. For it to hap-
pen like this is just amaz-
ing. Now he's no longer an
Clarke became the third-
oldest player to win his first

major, trailing only 45-year-
old Jerry Barber in the 1961
PGA Championship and
Roberto De Vicenzo at 44
in the 1967 British Open.
There are others like
Clarke' who were on the
downside of their prime
years when they won a
major. Two that come to
mind are Tom Kite, who
was 42 when he won the
U.S. Open, and Mark
O'Meara, who was 41 when
he won the Masters and
British Open.
One reminder from this
British Open is that there
are no guarantees in golf.
The game owes nothing to
Johnson would seem to
be a lock to win a major,
simply by the experience
he has been gaining, even if
it's the kind he'd rather for-
get. But hard knocks also
raise questions.
There was that atrocious
start at Pebble Beach last
GOLF continued on 2B


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TV sports
8 a.m.
VERSUS Tour de France, stage 17,
Gap, France to Pinerolo, Italy
7 p.m.
ESPN St. Louis at N.Y. Mets
II p.m.
ESPN2 Mexican/Spanish Primera
Divisions, World Football Challenge,
Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid, at San Diego


AL standings
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 57 36 .613 -
New York 55 37 .598 I'A
Tampa Bay 50 43 .538 7
Toronto 47 49 .490 11'h
Baltimore 38 54 .413 18 '/
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 50 44 .532 -
Detroit 50 45 .526 'A
Chicago 46 49 .484 4'A
Minnesota 44 50 .468 6
Kansas City 38 57 .400 12'A
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 55 41 .573 -
Los Angeles 51 45 .531 4
Seattle 43 52 .453 11'h
Oakland 42 54 .438 13
Monday's Games
Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2, I1st game
Boston 15, Baltimore 10
N.Y.Yankees 5,Tampa Bay 4
Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 6, Minnesota 3,2nd game
Tuesday's Games
Boston at Baltimore (n)
Oakland at Detroit (n)
Seattle atToronto (n)
N.Y.Yankees at Tampa Bay (n)
Chicago White Sox at Kansas.City (n)
Cleveland at Minnesota (n)
Texas at LA.Angels (n)
Today's Games
Boston (A.Miller 3-1) at Baltimore
(Arrieta 9-6),12:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Tomlin 11-4) at Minnesota
(Blackburn 7-6), 1:10 p.m.
Oakland (McCarthy 2-5) at Detroit,
(Undecided), 7:05 p.m.
Seattle (Vargas 6-7) at Toronto
(Morrow 6-4), 7:07 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-7) at Tampa
Bay (Price 9-7), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Dariks 3-8) at
Kansas City (Chen 5-3), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (D.Holland 8-4) at LA. Angels
(Haren 10-6), 10:05 p.m.

NL standings.

New York

St. Louis

San Franc
Los Angel

East Division
ia 59 36
57 39
on 48 48
47 48
47 49
Central Division
50 44
50 45
e 51 46
47 .49
39 58
31 65
West Division
isco 56 41
52 44
45 51
es 42 54 .

San Diego 41 55 .427 14'A
Monday's Games
Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 0
Florida 4, N.Y. Mets I
Chicago Cubs 6, Philadelphia I
Washington 5, Houston 2
Atlanta 7, Colorado 4
Arizona 3, Milwaukee 0
San Francisco 5, LA. Dodgers 0
Tuesday's Games
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (n)
San Diego at Florida (n)
St. Louis at-N.Y. Mets (n)
Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs (n)
Washington at Houston (n)
Atlanta at Colorado (n)
Milwaukee atArizona (n)
LA. Dodgers at San Francisco (n)
Today's Games:
Cincinnati (Cueto 5-3) at Pittsburgh
(Karstens 8-4), 12:35 p.m.
Washington (L.Hernandez 5-9) at
Houston (Myers 3-l0), 2:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Worley 5-1) at Chicago
Cubs (Dempster 7-6), 2:20 p.m.
LA. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-4) at San
Francisco (Lincecum 8-7), 3:45 p.m.
San Diego (Harang 7-2) at Florida
(Nolasco 6-6),7:10 p.m.
St. Louis (McClellan 6-6) at N.Y. Mets
(Dickey 4-8), 7:10 p.m.
Atlanta (T.Hudson 9-6) at Colorado
(NIcaslo 4-2), 8:40 p.m.
Milwaukee (Narveson 6-6) at Arizona
(J.Saunders 6-8), 9:40 p.m.

MLB calendar

July 24 Hall of Fame induction,
Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 Last day to trade a player
without securing waivers. I
Aug. IS Last day to sign selections
from 2011 amateur draft who have not
exhausted college eligibility.
Aug. 17-18 Owners' meetings,
Cooperstown, N.Y.
Sept. I Active rosters expand to
40 players.
Sept. 30 or Oct. I Playoffs begin.
Oct. 19 -World Series begins, city of
NL champion.


WNBA schedule

Saturday's Games
Atlanta 76, Chicago 68
Minnesota 69. Seattle 62
Sunday's Games
NewYork 88,Tulsa 57
Connecticut 76, Indiana 71
Washington 89, Los Angeles 85, OT
Monday's Games
San Antonio 79, Los Angeles 69
Tuesday's Games
Atlanta 84, Indiana 74
Seattle at Chicago (n)
NewYork at Connecticut (n),
Today's Games
Atlanta atWashlington, 11:30 a.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m.


Tour de France stages

July 2 Stage 1: Passage du Gols
La Barre-de-Monts-Mont des Alouettes
Les Herbiers, flat, 191.5 kilometers (119
miles) (Stage: Philippe Gilbert, Belgium;
Yellow Jersey: Gilbert)
July 3 Stage 2. Les Essarts, team
time trial, 23 (14.3) (Garmin-Cervelo;
Thor Hushovd, Norway)
July 4 Stage 3: Olonne-sur-Mer-
Redon, flat, 198 (123.0) (Tyler Farrar,
United States; Hushoyd)
July 5 Stage 4: Lorient-Mur-de-
Bretagne, flat, 172.5 (107.2) (Cadel Evans,
Australia; Hushovd)
July 6 Stage 5: Carhaix-Cap,
Frehel, flat. 164.5 (102.2) (Mark Cavendish,

July 7 Stage 6: Dinan--Lisieux, flat,
226.5 (140.7) (Edvald Boasson Hagen,
Norway; Hushovd)
July 8 Stage 7: Le Mans-
Chateauroux, flat, 218 (135.5) (Cavendish;
July 9 Stage 8: Aigurande-Super-
Besse Sancy, medium mountain, 189
(117.4) (Rui Alberto Costa, Portugal;
July 10- Stage 9: Issoire-Saint-Flour,
medium mountain, 208 (129.2) (Luis Leon
Sanchez, Spain;ThomasVoeckler, France)
July II Rest day in Le Lioran
July 12- Stage 10Aurillac-Carmaux,
flat, 158 (98.2) (Andre Greipel, Germany;
July 13 Stage I 1: Blaye-les-Mines-
Lavaur, flat, 167.5 (104.1) (Cavendish;
July 14 Stage 12: Cugnaux--Luz-
Ardiden, high mountain, 211 (131.1)
(Samuel Sanchez, Spain;Voeckler)
July 15 Stage 13: Pau-Lourdes,
high mountain, 152.5 (94.8) (Hushovd;
July 16 Stage 14: Saint-Gaudens-
Plateau de Beille, high mountain, 168.5
(104.7) (Jelle Vanendert, Belgium;
July 17 Stage 15: Limoux-
Montpellierflat, 192.5 (119.6) (Cavendish;-
July 18 Rest day in the Drome
July 19 Stage 16: Saint-Paul-Trois-
Chateaux-Gap, medium mountain, 162.5
(101) (Hushovd;Voeckler)
July 20 Stage 17: Gap-Plnerolo,
Italy, high mountain, 179 (111.2)
July 21 Stage 18: Pinerolo-Galibler
Serre-Chevalier, high mountain, 200.5
July 22- Stage 19: ModaneValfrejus-
Alpe-d'Huez, high mountain, 109.5 (68.0)
July 23 Stage 20: Grenoble, indi-
vidual time trial, 42.5 (26.4)
July 24 Stage 21: Creteil-Paris
Champs-Elysees, flat, 95 (59)
Total 3,430 (2,131.2)
16th Stage
101 miles in the rain from Saint-
Paul-Trols-Chateaux to Gap in the
southern Alps, with a Categorle 2
climb up the Col de Manse near
the finish
1. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Garmin-
Cervelo, 3 hours, 31 minutes, 38 seconds.
2. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky
Procycling, same time.
3. Ryder Hesjedal, Canada, Garmin-
Cervelo, 2 seconds behind.
4. Tony Martin, Germany, HTC-
Highroad, :38.
5. Mikhail Ignatyev, Russia, Katusha,
6. Alan Perez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi,
7. Jeremy Roy, France, Francaise des
Jeux, same time.
8. Marco Marcato, Italy, Vacansolell-
DCM, 1:55.
9. Dries Devenyns, Belgium, Quick
Step, same time.
10. Andriy Grivko, Ukraine, Astana,
, ,1:58:- -. ': .
Overall Standings
I. Thomas Voeckler, France, Europcar,
69 hours, 0 minutes, 56 seconds.
2. Cadel Evans,Australia, BMC, 1:45.
3. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg,
Leopard-Trek, 1:49.
4.Andy Schleck, Luxembourg Leopard-
Trek, 3:03.
5. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-
Euskadi, 3:26.
6.Alberto Contador, Spain, Saxo Bank
Sungard, 3:42.
7.Ivan Basso, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale,
8. Damlano Cunego, Italy, Lampre-
ISD, 4:01.
9. Tom Danielson, United States,
Garmin-Cervelo, 6:04.
10. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, Sky
Procyclding, 7:55.

CHS: Granted funds for program

Continued From Page 1B

grant," he said.
Allen said it's a grant that
the Tigers intend to go after
every other year.
The grant is available to
former NFL players that
are invested.
'We're going to use me
as the target for the grant,"
he said. "If it's a larger
amount given, we're going
to use it to refurbish. We'll
have to inform them how it
will boost team morale and
show them what was done
with the money and where
it went"
Columbia has ,already
began work on improving
the locker room, but
Allen has a couple of
ideas that would make the
Tiger locker room
resemble those that
college players and NFL
teams use.
"What's went into the
locker rooms comes from
money that was already
there," Allen said. "I want
to get name tags for the
kids like you see at Florida
or Florida State to make it
nice, and that's something
that they could take with
them. We'd also like to get
stools to put in front of the
lockers with chrome legs
and a purple or gold Tiger
on top.
"There's also things
such as new plates for the
weight room, platforms
and other things that

we'd like to do. If we can't
accomplish it this year, we'll
target it again in another
couple of years. A lot of the
equipment being used was
used when I was here and
the guys before me."
Allen also sees 'the
grants as a possible way
to help with out-of-state
trips, including trying
to get old rivals on the
"We'd absolutely

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


consider the grant to
get us back rolling with
Valdosta (Ga.) and bigger
teams on the schedule,"
he said. "We don't want
to pack the schedule with
seven major powers, just
like in college you wouldn't
want to schedule Florida,
Georgia and USC every
week, but we'd definitely
like to, get Valdosta and,
some of those teams on the

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Retired players join NFL

talks Tuesday in New York

Associated Press

Hall of Fame defensive
end Carl Eller and lawyers
for retired NFL players
joined labor talks Tuesday
as signs mounted that the
league's four-month lock-
out might almost be over.
The court-appointed
mediator, U.S. Magistrate
Judge Arthur Boylan, also
was at the session, his sec-
ond consecutive day over-
seeing negotiations at a
New York law firm. Owners
and players were trying to
close a deal to resolve the
NFL's first work stoppage
since 1987.
The NFL Players
Association's executive
committee and representa-
tives of all 32 teams were
gathering in Washington to
prepare for possible votes
on an agreement in prin-
"The grass is cut, but
the hay is not in the barn
yet We've got a lot of work.
to do," NFLPA president
Kevin Mawae said.
Owners, meanwhile, are
set to hold a special meet-
ing in Atlanta on Thursday,
when they could ratify
a new deal if there is
one. Executives from all
32 teams then would be
briefed there Thursday
and Friday on how the
terms would affect league
business. Clubs were told
Monday that topics would
include the 2011 NFL cal-
endar, rookie salary system
and guidelines for player
Commissioner Roger
Goodell and NFLPA head
DeMaurice Smith planned
to stay in regular contact
Still unresolved is what
it will take to get the 10
plaintiffs including
Colts quarterback Peyton

Manning, Saints quarter-
back Drew Brees, Chargers
receiver Vincent Jackson
and Patriots guard Logan
Mankins to sign off on
a settlement to the players'
antitrust lawsuit against the
NFL that is pending in fed-
eral court in Minnesota.
On Tuesday, lawyers
for the NFL and for the
players suing the league
submitted a joint request
to the court, asking for an
extra week to file written
arguments "to allow them
to focus on the continuing
mediation." Tuesday's fil-
ing notes that "the parties
have also been meeting
regularly since April 11 in
an effort to resolve their
Also pending is the TV
networks case, in which
players accused owners
of setting up $4 billion in
"lockout insurance."
Another issue said to be
standing in the way of a
resolution to the lockout
Players want owners to turn
over $320 million in unpaid
benefits from the 2010 sea-
son. Because there was
no salary cap that season,
the old collective bargain-
ing agreement said NFL
teams weren't required to
pay those benefits.
On a separate matter, a
proposal under consider-
ation would set up nearly
$1 billion over the,next 10
years in additional benefits
for retired players. That
would include $620 million
in pension increases, long-
term care insurance and
disability programs.
Retired players com-
plained to the court recent-
ly that they had been
excluded from negotia-
tions, which is why Eller's
presence Tuesday was sig-
Owners locked, out play-
ers on March 12, when the

old collective bargaining
agreement expired, leaving
the country's most popular
professional sports league
in limbo. The sides are try-
ing to forge a settlement
in time to keep the pre-
season completely intact.
The exhibition opener is
supposed to be the Hall of
Fame game between the St.
Louis Rams and Chicago
Bears on Aug. 7.
The regular-season
opener is scheduled for
Sept. 8, when the Super
Bowl champion Green Bay
Packers are to host the
New Orleans Saints.
Philadelphia Eagles
quarterback Michael Vick
tweeted Monday: "Sound
like we gonna be back to
work so soon!!!"
During lengthy negotia-
tions last week, players and
owners came up with the
framework of a CBA that
addresses most of their dif-
Areas they've figured
out include:
How the more than
$9 billion in annual league
revenues will be divided,
with somewhere from 46.5
to 48.5 percent going to
players, depending on how
much the total take from
TV contracts and other
sources rises or falls;
A structure for rookie
contracts that will rein in
soaring salaries for high
first-round draft picks;
Free agency rules that
allow most four-year veter-
ans to negotiate with any
A cap of about $120
million per team for player
salaries in 2011, with about
another $20 million per
team in benefits.
Each team must spend
at least 90 percent of the
salary cap in cash each sea-
son, a higher figure than in
the past.

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when they learn to say no

DEAR ABBY: My best
friend, "Brianna," often
invites me to big par-
ties at her older friends'
homes. At first I was
thrilled because I'm only
15. At the parties I saw
some people doing bad
things but I didn't, at
Soon, Brianna pres-
sured me into doing
some things that I didn't
feel comfortable doing.
My parents are very
strict about these things,
and I knew it was wrong.
I have tried to get out of
going to the parties, but
Brianna says bad things
to me. I have even had
to lie to my parents
about where I'm going.
Every girl my age
wants to go to these
parties, but I don't. Am
I weird for not want-
ing to get involved in
inappropriate things?
I'm afraid if I stand
up to Brianna, she'll
make everyone hate
me. Please help.
What should I do? --
PRESSURED: You're not
weird, and "every" girl
your age does NOT want
to attend the parties you
have mentioned. You
appear to be a lot more
intelligent than your

Abigail Van Buren
"friend" Brianna, who
sounds more like a bully
than a friend.
Because Brianna does
things that could land
her in serious trouble
doesn't mean that you
should do them.
As I say in my book-
let, "What Every Teen
Should Know": "... when
it comes to being enticed
into acts that are sense-
less, dangerous, illegal
or immoral, it's the
'squares,' the kids who
care about their reputa-
tions (and their school
and/or police records),
who really show courage
by saying, 'No thanks,
I'll pass.'"
Today, it's not unusu-
al to hear about teens
engaging in adult activi-
ties at much younger
ages than the teenagers
of previous generations.
That is why it is so
important for parents
(and guardians) to take
the time to discuss
alcohol, drugs, sex and
family values with their

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ARIES (March 21-April
19): You'll be quick-think-
ing, but if you act too fast,
you will be faced with
opposition that might lead
to minor injury. Cool, cal-
culated strategy with pre-
cise execution will bring
the best results and should
help please everyone who
is watching.***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): This is a great day to
fix up your digs or relax
with friends or neighbors.
Socializing and network-
ing will lead to interesting
communication, as well
as unexpected opportu-
nity. Keep spending and
overindulging to a mini-
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Greater involvement
in a cause you believe
in will lead to meeting
someone who stimulates
your mind and gets you
thinking about financial
possibilities. Uncertainty
is apparent in your
personal life due to a
change of heart or direc-
tion. **
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Your desire to
help others will lead to
exhaustion. Try not to
take on so much that you
leave yourself little time
to rest. Don't make a sud-
den move professionally
because you feel pres-
sured. Take your time
and look at your options.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
You'll be busy running

Eugenia Last

about, meeting people and,
most of all, trying to bring
order to the multitask-
ing you've been trying to
juggle. You'll be the center
of attention and can use
this opportunity to invite
others to pitch in and help.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept
22): Demands will be
made professionally that
will cause problems for
you personally. Don't
feel obliged to take on
responsibilities that you
feel are unfair. You need
to pay more attention to
your home and family.
Everything else can wait.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Problems at home
or with someone you
love will develop if you
don't see eye to eye on
a change you want to
make. It is best to back
away and give each other
space. Personal growth
will result from interact-
ing with new acquaintanc-
es. ***
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): Relaxing and enjoying
your favorite people should
be your intent Use your
imagination to come up
with a plan that will benefit
you personally and help
make your environment
user-friendly. Love is on
the rise, and a special eve-
ning should be planned.

22-Dec. 21): Live, learn,
laugh and be happy.
Engage in entertaining
events that allow you
to expand your circle
of friends and your
knowledge. The more
enthusisii9sny6uf bring
to a group, the greater
your say will be when
it's time to make a joint
decision. *****
22-Jan. 19): You will face
all sorts of setbacks,
last-minute changes and
people who are not on the
same page as you. You will
do your best focusing on
investments and changing
important personal papers.
Don't let any problem fes-
ter. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Put effort into
stabilizing your finances
and lowering your stress.
Networking will pay off if
you discuss what you have
to offer. Get promises in
writing or you may be dis-
appointed by the outcome.

PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20): Making a
move abruptly, without
giving sufficient thought
to what you will do next,
will lead to anxiety.
Problems at home and at
work will get you down,
but getting out with a
friend who understands
your situation will ease
your stress. ***


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Fun is focus at Boys Club of Columbia County

The community can
find "A safe place
for kids to grow,"
at the Boys Club of
Columbia County.
The non-profit organization
is here to serve the youth
of Columbia County, said Bill
Caley, director.
"We try to have fun," he
said. "That's what we're all
The local chapter of the
Boys Club was established in
1972 and will celebrate 40
years in the community next
year. It serves ages 6 to 14.
"Some very wise-thinking
men in the county decided to
have a place where boys could
go after school," Caley said.
The organization is a part
of the Boys and Girls Club
of America, as well as United
Way of Suwannee Valley, he
Since 1982 the organization
has accepted girls as well in
its programs, Caley said. It is
in the process of changing its
name to the Boys and Girls
Club of Columbia County
to reflect its services for all
Initially, the Boys Club was
located downtown and later
on Lake Jeffrey Roadhe said.
It moved to its existing facility
in 1985.
The facility -includes a TV
room, computer lab with 12
stations and two game rooms,
one for ages 6 to 8 and the
other for 9 and up. The game
rooms include ping-pong, air
hockey and bumper pool.
The homework and arts
and. crafts room was recently
redone by a local Boy Scout
troop, Caley said. It is devoted
solely to homework during

Summertime is fun at the Boys Club of Columbia County. From left are A.J. Sloan, Director Bill Caley, Jevon Williams and Michelle Rivers. The organi-
zation offers programs throughout the year for boys and girls in the county.

the school year.
-Outside the facility there
is plenty of open space for
"They have lots of stuff for
them to do," he said.
The organization provides
after school and summer pro-
grams throughout the year,
Caley said.
During the fall, flag foot-
ball. is available for ages 6 to
8, Caley said. Basketball is
offered for ages 6-14 during
the winter.

The organization is current-
ly in its summer session, dur-
ing which, participants attend
local field trips, such as bowl-
ing, skating and going to the
Transportation is provided
from all the elementary and
middle schools during the
school year to the Boys Club,
Caley said.
Each year the organization
averages about 300 youth in
its programs, he said.
"Personally, I feel it's a won-

derful program for children to
get to interact with each other
and develop social skills,"
Caley said.
Publicity through outlets
such as the Lake City Reporter,
helps tell the community what
the Boys Club is about and
how it can support the organi-
zation's efforts, he said.
A staff of five work with
Caley in ensuring the fun and
safety of the participants at
the Boys Club.
"This is the best job in the

world," Caley said. "I get to
see kids have fun every day. I
get to play with cars, airplanes
and watch their interactions."
The Boys Club of Columbia
County is located at 279 NE
Jones Way and open 7:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday. The number is 752-
"I invite everyone in the
community to come out,"
Caley said. "I'll be glad to give
a tour of our facility. You're
welcome here."


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CASE NO. 11-276-CC
LENVIL H. DICKS, as Trustee of
Notice is hereby given that the fol-
lowing described real property:
Lot 11, Block A, Perry Place, a sub-
division as recorded in Plat Book 6,
Page 195, Columbia County, Florida.
shall be sold by .the Clerk of this
Court, at public sale, pursuant to the
Final Judgment in the above styled
action dated July 14, 2011, at the Co-
lumbia County Courthouse in Lake
City, Columbia County, Florida, at
11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, August
10, 2011, to the best and highest bid-
der for cash. Any person claiming an
interest in any surplus from the sale,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the notice of lis pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
in the State and County aforesaid this
14th day of July, 2011.
Clerk of Court .
By: /s/ B. Scippio
Deputy Clerk
July 20, 27, 2011

CASE NO. 11-1290-CC
Notice is hereby given that the fol-
lowing described real property:
A parcel of land lying in the NW 1/4
of NW 1/4 of Section 32, Township
3 South, Range 16 East, Columbia
County, Florida, said parcel being
more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NW comer
of said Section 32 and run N 89 deg.
02'56" East, along the Northerly
boundary thereof, 700.66 feet to the
NE comer of the W l/2,of NW 1/4
of NW 1/4; thence S 05 deg. 34'10"
"West along the Easterly boundary of
said W 1/2, a distance of 233.87 feet
described run S 05 deg. 34'10" West,-
along said Easterly boundary 234.28
feet to the Northerly boundary of the
right of way of a 60 foot roadway;
thence S 89 deg. 39'00" West, along
last said Northerly boundary, 183.31
feet; thence N 04 deg. 23'04" East,
233.83 feet; thence N 89 deg. 39'00"
East, parallel with last said Northerly
boundary, 188.17 feet to the POINT
TOGETHER WITH a right of in-
gress and egress and utilities over the
following described parcel. A parcel
lying in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4
of land of Section 32, Township 3
South, Range 16 East, Columbia
County, Florida, said parcel being
more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at the NW comer
of said Section 32 and run N 89 deg.
02'56" East, along the Northerly
boundary thereof, 12.00 feet to the
Easterly boundary of the right of way
of a county maintained road; thence
S 04 deg. ,23'04" West along said
Easterly, 460.14 feet to the POINT
BEGINNING thus described, run N
89 deg. 39'00" East, 678.31 feet to
the Easterly boundary of the W 1/2
of said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4; thence S
05 deg. 34'10" West, along last said
Easterly boundary 60.44 feet; thence
S 89 deg. 39'00" West, 677.05 feet
to the aforesaid Easterly boundary of
the right of way of a county main-
tained road; thence N 04 deg. 23'04"
East, along last said Easterly boun-
dary, 60.00 feet to the POINT OF
shall be sold by the Clerk of this
Court, at public sale, pursuant to the
"Final Judgment in the above styled
action dated July 14,2011, at the Co-
lumbia County Courthouse in Lake
City, Columbia County, Florida, at
11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, August
10, 2011, to the best and highest bid-
der for cash. Any person claiming an
interest in any surplus from the sale,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the notice of lis pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
in the State and County aforesaid this
14th day of July, 2011.
Clerk of Court.
By: /s/ B. Scippio
Deputy Clerk
July 20, 27, 2011


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
F.S. 116.21, of the following un-
claimed monies deposited or collect-
ed by the office of the Clerk of Court
of Columbia County. Persons claim-
ing any interest in such funds or any
portion of them shall file their awrit-
ten claims with the Clerk of Court
prior to September 1, 2011, and shall
make sufficient proof to the Clerk of
his ownership. Unless claim is filed
within such time as aforesaid, all
claims in reference thereto are forev-
er barred. Any remaining unclaimed
monies will be paid intd the Fine and
Forfeiture Fund, established under
P.S. 142.01, on or before September
25, 2011. Signed and dated this 15th
day of July, 2011, at Lake City, Co-
lumbia County, Florida.
Michelle Craib $380.00
Alvin L McCombs $ 6.00
Derek J Erickson $21.00
Shirounda Taylor $21.00
Willie A Neal $20.50
Alejandro Garcia $116.50
Daniel L Bristow $7.50
Jennifer A Cameron $11.30
Wells Fargo Bank NA $17.00
Tia Eddy $28.50
Ashley MArmour $5.50
Matthew D Herring $15.00
Pedro Abrego $54.00
Genaro Guerrero $216.50
Donald C Crews $10.00
Joe N Davis $ $7.50
Arthur Lucas $370.00
Cindy Lynn Bowles $843.00
James Butkett $711.54
Raymond Doyle $2,135.00
Connie Brannen $20.00
Tyler JTenneboe $30.08
Bruce Jackson $151.00
Miguel AArgueta $10.00
Jonathon Norris $6.00
Alvin Holmes $350.00
Esteban T Liborio $1,000.00
Gan Preamplume $21.00
Skintastik Tattoo $95.00
Beverly N Phillips $15,204.84
Carol Sue Gottlied $4,081.44
Gloria J Cooper $1,788.49
Matthew P Wamer $1,909.10
Peggy Voss $91.00
Darion Barker $6.00
Foodland $154.47
Rally Food Store No 102 $32.48
Renan 0 Salgado $20.00
Virgil D Melvin $15.50
Jose A Palomarez $12.50
Santos 0 Delgado $15.50
Title Guaranty of South FL $18.83
Brian JStyen $12.50
Jorge A Perezrodrigiiez $15.50
Marvin A Bailey $10.00
Elvin Figueroa-Rivera $6.00
Mutinta Tembo $7.00
Nathaniel Wells $150.00
Maria Beltran Jimenez $10.00
Barbara K Fanning $15.50
Jose Martinez $500.00
Abbie Jean Jones $200.00
Richard T Ward $35.00
Rufmo M Hernandez $89.00
Ameritile of Central FL LLC $86.50
Readus M Mancil $60.03
Markhem Gaskins $20.00
Delaney Anderson-Davis $89.00
Marcelo Yepez-Martinez $25.50
Amanda James $175.00
Trey A Witt $100.00
Dan E Footman $25.50
Meghan J Whaley $7.00
Rita Donley $120.00
Ryan D Tenneboe $21.00
Marlene A Ortega .$18.00
Roger Greenleaf $14.79
Yadira Serrano $25.50
Yellow Cab Co $15.70
Mark Gallagher $25.00
JillAWbite $36.00 '
Richard T Smith $8.00
Earl Ling $288.98
Frank J Davis $15.00
Darren K Keene $15.00
EricARoberson $15.00
Joyce B Holmes $15.00
Donald E Wainwright $15.00
Timothy Byrnes $33.48
Elvira Godinez Perez $8.30
Michael A Demaio $15.00
Arthur E Saylor $30.00
Kenneth J Dewey $15.00
Jay B Little $15.00
Rachel Chadwick $5.60
Jeffrey Ghinter $58.40
Michael L Roseberry $45.00
EGLong Evans $75.00
Donna Abbott $5.30
Glenn OAdams $15.00
Michael L Bennett $15.00
Cheryl A Nicely $15.00
Jacqueline S Young $15.00
Edith N Shook $15.00
BlakeALynde $15.00
Preston H Parker $15.00
Veronica Burch $5.36 :
Zariya Pope $5.36
Hope Reinke $7.40
Kevin MAffron $15.00
Dino Vanledbetter $5.60
Eugenia D Powell $15.00
Chase B Barrs $15.00
Ruby A Cook $15.00'-
Donald T Register $15.00 ,
Darrell-W Wilkes $15.00
Todd E Jenkins $15.00
Christina M Bedenbaugh $15.00
Holly L Vaire $30.00
Timothy J Washburn II $15.00
Monica Davis $6.20
Franklin B Moore Jr $15.00
Kevin A Webster $15.00
Alfred LBurson $15.00
Laura B Maxwell $15.00
Dennis D Dicks $15.00
Albert F Marriott $15.00
Candice M Pafford $15.00
Laura J Rowe $15.00
LeottaPTaylor $15.00
Pamela J Warren $15.00
Alphonso Fudge $15.00
John N Combee $15.00
Watkins A Saunders Jr $15.00
William B Wood $15.00
Michelle C Hatton $15.00
Donna G Pepper $15.00
Deborah A McPhee $60.00


Glenna F Smith $15.00
John J Brennan $15.00
Sabrina H Green $15.00
James C Grey $15.00
Melissa B Stubbs $15.00
Janet M Sweat $15.00
Christopher C Daroza $15.00
Kaylie M Burton $15.00
TonyaY Sistrunk $15.00
Walter E Daniels $15.00
Lashala Newton $6.20
Raymond EAbsher $30.00
Thomas P Browning $15.00 ,
Angela M Hudak $15.00
Linda EWytiaz $15.00
Aaron C Bader $15.00
Gail C Hurst $15.00
Allen C Dawson $15.00
Michael W Parker $15.00
Phillip W Thomas $15.00
Mark S Dewright $15.00
Kaela L Shay $15.00
Jason M Vought $15.00
Joye H Brown $30.00
Thomas O Thomburgh $30.00
Pallas A Sanders $30.00
Cameron G Tolar $15.00
Michelle L Lipscomb $15.00
Lynn M Smith $15.00
Megan Burleson $14.80
July 20, 2011

020 Lost & Found

weekend. Black double zippered.
aprox 6 in long. Small Reward.
Call 386-438-5278 Iv. message.

100 Job
100 Opportunities

Human Resources
Individual to manage human
resource functions in a fast
paced organization with 150
Functions: Administration,
Employment /Recruitment,
Orientation /Training / Profes-
sional Development, Benefits,
Compensation, Employee
Relations, Employee Assistance,
Performance Management.
Qualifications: B.S./B.A. in
Human Resources, Business
Administration or related field
preferred; minimum 3-5 years
recent human resource related
experience (minimum 7-9
years expert. w/out degree);
minimum 3 years supervisory
experience; knowledge of HR
principles and'employment law;
excellent written/oral
communication skills; proficient
in Microsoft computer
applications Outlook, Word
and Excel; database manage-
ment and recordkeeping skills;
organizational, detail and
time management skills;
conflict resolution, mediation
and team building skills.
All applicants must pass
physical & DCF background
screenings. Excellent Benefits,
Paid Holidays, Sick/Annual
Leave, Health/Dental Insurance,
and more.
Deadline to apply: July 29,
S 2011,4:00 p.m."
Apply at 236 SW Columbia
Ave, Lake City, FL
or Send resume to:
Fax (386) 754,2220
or Call 754-2233 EOE


Our Name Says it All....
Excellent Home Time
Great Benefit Package
Paid Vacation 7 Holidays
Class A CDL Required,
1-888-454-7995 or

Accounts Payable Clerk
needed for local company.
Knowledge of Excel a plus,
must be able to start
immediately. Send resume to:
fax to 386-755-9132, mail to
Anderson Columbia PO Box
1829, Lake City, FL 32056 or
fill out an application at 871
NW Guerdon St., Lake City, FL
32055. You may also download
an application at www.ander-
soncolumbia.com. We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sales/Marketing Professional and
CNC Machine Operator(s)
needed for an aftermarket auto
parts mnfg company. Experience
a must! Remit Cv and Resume to
Sales Position PO BOX 425,
Lake City,FL 32056 or Email:

100 Job
100 'Opportunities

Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic
Needed for tractor-trailer fleet.
Looking for experience mechan-
ics to work at our Lake Butler
Facility. Must have own tools.
Competitive compensation
package w/benefits.
Apply in person at
1050 SE 6th St., Lake Butler.
or online at
No phone calls please.

CDL Class A Truck Driver.
Flatbed exp. for F/T SE area.
3 years exp or more. Medical
benefits offered. Contact
Melissa or Mary @ 386-935-2773
Experienced part-time esthetician
needed for new MediSpa. Please
fax resume to 386-719-9488 or
mail to 125 SW Midtown Place,
Suite 101, Lake City, Fl. 32025.
General Office/Bookkeeping
Must know QuickBooks &
Microsoft Programs. Punctual.
Please send resume & salary
requirements to: PO BOX 830,
Lake City, Florida 32056
Sales Position available for moti-
vated individual Rountree -Moore
Toyota, Great benefits, paid train-
ing/vacation. Exp. a plus but not
necessary. CallAnthony Cosentino
StarTech Conmputer Center
needs help.
Tech & Sales, FT & PT. Exp
only. email bdj@startech.cc
Stylist wanted: Salon with old
fashion charm has openings for 2
stylist with following. Reasonable
chair rent Please call Sharon at
365-8402 or 752-1777 or come by
694 SW Main Blvd.
VPK Teacher & Pre K3 teacher
needed. Experience reqd. CDA/AS
Degree preferred. Apply in person
at Wee Care in Columbia City

120 Medical

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

Very busy Medical office needs
experienced only in the
following areas:
Authorizations and referrals
Scheduling & collections
Must multi task and be a
dependable team player.
Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl
386-754-3657 or email:
to office manager: at

Insurance Verifier
High volume Medical facility
seeking an Insurance Verifier.
Duties include Verify insurance
for limits and parameters of
policy, data entry, Gather
appropriate documentation, fill
out necessary forms and submit
authorization requests.
Maintain reports.
High school graduate,
knowledge of different types of
private health insurance plans
including managed care
Please send resume to
da.com or fax to 386-628-9231.

Busy outpatient surgery center has
immediate opening for a LPN.
PRN position. Please
email resume to
or fax to 386-487-3935.
Full Time Medical Assistant
needed for very busy paperless
Family Practice. Must be highly
motivated, multi-tasking and
patient centric. Intergy IEHR
experience a plus. Please fax
resume to: 386-961-9541
Lisc. Respiratory Therapist and
Lisc. RPSGT needed PDM
for medical office in LC.
Fax resume (386) 754-1712

RN's& LPN's needed to work in
the North Florida area corrections.
Immediate work, instant pay,
$300 sign-on bonus.
Call 352-336-0964.

REPORTER Classifieds
In Print and On Line


Land Clearing

Back Hoe, Dozer, Chopping, root
raking, bush hog, seeding, sod,
disking, site prep, ponds &
irrigation. Free Est! 386-623-3200


other court approved forms-

240 Schools &

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
* Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-07/25/10

* Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-08/08/11
* Continuing education
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

310 Pets & Supplies

FREE/TRADE 1 yr old Pug.
Beautiful, register fawn colored
male w/black mask. Will trade for
a baby Pug. 386-752-6993

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

330 Livestock &
JJ Supplies

Black Angus Cows & Heifers
Prices Vary
Registered & Commercial

361 Farm Equipment

84 Ford 4610 Tractor.
S 2WD, Solid
2005 motor,$7,500. OBO

402 Appliances

$300.7 months old, white, like
new. (863)840-4262
Please leave message.

407 Computers

Compaq Computer, Many extras.
Complete Computer
386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170

420 Wanted to Buy

Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$250 & 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

Stop gnat & Mosquito bites! Buy
Swamp Gator All natural insect re-
pellent. Family safe. Use head to
toe. Available at The Home Depot.

Summer Barbecue Special
Tow Behind
Grill/Smoker, $1,250 OBO.

(Famerty Lake City Communty Colege)
This is highly technical work with
responsibility for analyzing,
maintenance, repair and
advancement of the college's network
infrastructure, It requires a good
understanding of networking
structure, basic'and advanced
protocols, routers, switches and
operating systems and the ability to
troubleshoot network problems. Also
responsible for helping to maintain
the college network backbone and all
of its components and provide
assistance to users with regard to the
network structure. Work closely with
the network administrator and the
Manager, Network and Security to
assure that all required network
functions are working as designed at
all times. A.S. In computer science
Including courses in network
administration or a related degree or
minimum of five years work
experience with PC computer
systems required. Minimum of three
years experience required, combining
the following areas: Evaluation,
installation, and maintenance of PC
computer systems; analysis of office
systems; technical writing or editing;
computer education or training. A
minimum of two years of experience
in network support required. Salary:
$35,204 annually, plus benefits.,
Application deadline: 7/29/11
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and
photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications
available on web at: wwwfc.edu
Human Resources

Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: barD r fg L .u
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630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
2/1 Furnished S/WM H
washer/dryer, Dep & references
Includes, cable, water & garb.
For more info. 386-965-3477
2/2 Units, clean, well maintained,
nice safe park setting, 2 miles to
downtown Lake City, $575 month
+ $575 sec dep, 386-984-8448
13th Month FREE!!
3/2 DWMH, 1/2 ac. Shaded lot.
Paved Rd, 2 porches, 50'X50'
fenced small dog run. $600. mo +
$750 dep. References Req'd.
386-758-7184 or 984-0954
3/2 S of Lake City, (Branford area)
$575 month plus security
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
LG clean 3br's $450. -$650. mo. +
dep. Also, 2br mobile home's
available. No Pets.
5 Points area. 386-961-1482
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White'. Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-365-1919
X-Clean 2/2 SW, 8 mi NW of VA.
Clean acre lot, nice area. $500. mo
+ dep No dogs Non-smoking

640j Mobile Homes
for Sale
Handy man special, 94 Fleetwood
DWMH. 3/2 on 5 acres in Ft.
White. Owner Fin. $3,000 dn.
$850mo. $99,900 352-215-1018
Red Tag Sale
Over 10 Stock Units Must Go
Save Up To 35K!
Call Today! 800-622-2832

f650 Mobile Home
650 &Land
67.5 ac.Ranch; fenced & cross
fenced. Spacious moblie home
w/large front deck & RV hookup
MLS 75607 $299,000. Access
Realty. Patti Taylor. 386-623-6896
7f0 Unfurnished Apt.
V For Rent

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

1 bedroom Apartment. Quiet,
Private street. $400. mo
plus security deposit: ; ,
.386-344-37.715 ..,
,. 1BR APT. ,. ,
Downtown Location, Cleant .
$450 mo, plus Security.
NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456
2/1 w/garage & washer/dryer
hookups. East side of town,
Call for details
2BR/1.5BA w/garage
5 minutes from VA hospital.
Call for details.
386-755-4590 or 365-5150
2br/lba duplex, NW Georgia
Ave. Renovated & energy effi-
cient. Tile floors, W/D, $475/Mo.
$300 Dep. 386-755-1937
Amber Wood Hills Apts.,
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer likup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special.
386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com
Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2
mi from VA. & Winn Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Move in Special $199.
Pool, laundry & balcony.
386-754-1800. www.myflapts.com
Furnished or unfurnished
Townhomes on the golf course.
$750. mo; plus security. Includes
water. 386-752-9626
Greentree Townho.use
Summer special. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com

Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $199. Limited time. Pets
welcome, with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
386-754-1800. www.mvflapts.com
Summer Special! 12th mo Free
w/signed yr lease. Updated, w/tile
floors/fresh paint. Great area.
From $450.+sec. 386-752-9626
The Lakes Apts. Studios & 1Br's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Unfurnished Apt Eastside
Village Realty, Inc .2 bedroom
1 bath Duplex must be 55+ yrs of
age Call Denise Bose @

'710 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move in $199. Summer special.
2/1, washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90. 386-754-1800
Windsor Arms Apartments.
Summer special $199. Move in!
2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free
200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.
386-754-1800. www.mvflapts.com

720 Furnished Apts.
72 For Rent
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. I person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly

730\ Unfurnished
730V Home For Rent

2BR/1BA, Mobile Home
2BR/1.5BA, 975SF $725. mo
4BR/3BA, 2139SF $1500. mo
4BR/2BA, 1248SF $695. mo
3BR/2BA 1258SF $925. mo
3BR/2BA 1582SF $900. mo
3BR/2BA 1246SF $700. mo
2BR/1BA 700SF $495. mo
3BR/1.5BA 1040SF $825
3BR/2BA 1512SF'$8560. mo
4BR/2BA 1560SF $825 mo

$450. mo. 2 AVAILABLE
$550. mo

Mike Foster 386-288-3596
Mitchell Lee 386-867-1155
1688 SE Baya Dr., Suite 105
Lake City, FL 32025
Accredited Real Estate is a Full
Service Real Estate Office.
We do: Rentals
Property Management [3
MO." Property Sales. -

3/2, Ir, dr, fam rn u/ fp, 2-4kr
garage, fenced bk yd.
1792 sq ft. $1050 mo. Martha Jo
Khachigan, Realtor 623-2848

3br/2ba Newly remodeled.
.Large Yard.& Porch. Cpll for more
details 386-867-9231

- Completely'remodeled Brick.
3br/2ba 1750 sqft. Lg lot. Includes
washer, dryer, stove, & fridge.
$985. mo $985 dep. 386-752-7578
.SWMH 2/2 in Wellborn,
$625 mo, and
$625 security.
386-365-1243 or 397-2619.
Unfurnished 2 bedroom/I bath
house. $700.00 per month.
First, last and security Firm.

SBusiness &
750 Office Rentals
For Lease: E Baya Ave. Two.-
1000 sqft office space units or
combined for 2000 sqft. 386-984-
0622 or weekends 386-497-4762
OFFICE SPACE for lease.
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695,. sec dep.'
-Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor

790 Vacation Rentals
Horseshoe Beach RV Lot..
Nice comer Lot with shade trees.
$295. mo Water/electric included
386-235-3633 or 352-498-5986
Scalloping Horseshoe Beach Spdl
Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock,
fish sink. wkend $395./wk $895.
. 386-235-3633/352-498-5986
alwaysonvacation.com #419-181
"Florida's Last Frontier"

805 Lots for Sale
Lots for Sale Eastside
Village Realty, Inc. buildable
vacant lot hight & dry in a estab-
lished neighbor priced @ $40,000.
Call Denise Bose @ 752-5290
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes.children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of chil-
dren under the age of 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly

805 Lots for Sale
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
2/1 completely updated, screened
back porch, large utility room,
MLS#77413 $52,900 Call Nancy
Rogers R.E.O. Realty
3/2 1056 sqft Brick home in town.
Fenced back yard w/12x12 work-
shop Just Reduced! $79,900
MLS# 77414 Call 386-243-8227
R.E.O.Realty Group, Inc
3/2 2003'DWMH on 5 acre rectan-
gular lot w/tons of potential.
MLS#77568 $79,900 Call Nancy
@ R.E.O. Realty 386-867-1271
3/2 home on .67 ac. Creekside S/D
Fenced back yard, lots of trees.
Split floor plan on cul-de-sac
MLS 77385 Access Realty.
Patti Taylor $169,900 623-6896
4/2 on 10.5 acres w/ detached
garage, patio, above ground pool,
MLS# 77410 $189,888
R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc
4/2 with 1000 sq ft workshop,
fenced yard, 2 car garage, Fairly
new roof & HVAC MLS#77602,
Bring Offers! $164,900,
R.E.O. Realty Group 243-8227
4br brick on .51 ac. comer lot. For-
mal dining and a large open floor
plan. Brick patio. $139,888
MLS 76763 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Access Realty Stylish 3/2 + pool
house w/l/2 bath on 2.25 acres.
Rear deck, 2 car garage & carport.
MLS 78103 $189,900.
Patti Taylor.623-6896
BEAUTIFUL Lake Front home!
1 ac lot within the city limits. .
Close to town. 1800 heated sq. ft.
$144,900 MLS# 78385
Call Jay Sears. 386-867-1613
Brick 3/1 family home, 4.43 acres.
w/metal roof. MLS# 77415
Short sale acceptance w/lenders
approval. $89,000. 386-243-8227
R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc
mfg home, on .97-acre south of Ft.
White on paved road $59,000
INC. 755-5110 #78007
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/2 brickiomrne in Woodcrest. Lg
lot completely fenced. Easy access
to amenities. Elaine K. Tolar 386-
755-6488 MLS# 78148 $129,900

Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/3 in beautiful area. 2414sqft.
P rivqafe yard & patio with storage
bldg. Lori G Simpson 386'-365-
5678 ML S# 7,8.1,75 $159,900

Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
New home in Mayfair. 4 bedroom
on corner lot. Covered Porch.
Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488
MLS# 76919 $209,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Remodeled 2/2 (could be 3/2).
Split floor plan. Home Owner
Warranty. Mary Brown Whitehurst
965-0887 MLS# 77943 $99,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
MH in Eastside Village a 55+
retirement community. Well main-
tained..Bruce Dicks 386-365-3784
MLS# 78350 $59,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Brick home on Suwannee River
$329,900 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-
6488 or'Lori G. Simpson 365-5678
MLS# 70790'$329,900
Nice 3BR/2BA home on comer lot
755'-5110 #77307
Hallmark Real Estate. 3/2
Doublewide on 1 acre. $58,000.
Not far to college & airport.,
MLS# 78308
Ginger Parker 386-365-2135
Hallmark Real Estate. 35 High &
Dry acres, open pasture w/scat-
tered trees. Older site built home.
Needs some TLC.
MLS#76186 Jay Sears 719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate. Beautiful
lot in Woodborough, has well
maintained 3/2 brick home.
Affordable price!MLS#75413
Sherry Willis 386-365-8095
Hallmark Real Estate. Lakefront
in town on 1 ac. Majestic oaks &
Magnolias. Hardwood floors,
fireplace & basement.
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power of


British politician Pearl
Strachan once said, "Handle
them carefully, for words .
have more power than atom ,
Words are very powerful;
they can lift someone up, or
quickly bring someone down.
Words are especially powerful
when speaking to someone
who is sick Saying the right
thing at the right time is very
important in providing com-
fort, reassurance and support
Sometimes, despite best
intentions, we can say things
or'raise issues that uninten-
tionally add stress to the lives
of those who are ill
Lynwood Walters, chap-
lain for Haven Hospice in .
Lake City, sees patients
and families every day and
is constantly reminded of
the importance of words
when talking to someone
who is sick Walters' advice
is to never pressure the
individual or make him or
her feel unsupported. "Stay
on the level of your loved
one and talk about what
he or she wants to discuss.
Never push anything that.
would cause him or her to
feel uncomfortable," says
Walters. "Make sure you tell
people who are ill what you
want them to hear in the
way of encouragement and
Ifs also important to ask
questions about how your
loved one feels. "I always
ask 'have you found yourself
angry, sad or frustrated?'
and that opens the door for
the individual to talk about
how they feel and what they
want to talk about," said
Individuals who are ill
respond differently to words
and what is supportive to
them. 'Trying to ascertain
what is important to them
is key in being supportive,"
says Margaret Rose Glenn,
senior social worker for Haven
H6spice in Jacksonville. Glenn
says the best thing you can say
to someone who is ill is 'Tm
sorry you are going through
this. I am here if you wantto
talk Can I sit with you?'
Every conversation should
be about your loved one, his
or her needs and what he or
she would like to talk about
Sometimes you do not need
to say anything, just being
there as a supportive pres-
ence is all that matters.,
For information about
Haven Hospice, please call
800-727-1889 or visit www.

Jenni Williams is the
communications coordina-
tor for Haven Hospice and
is responsible for commu-
nity outreach for Haven's
18-county service area that
includes Columbia County
and the Suwannee Valley
Hospice Care Center.

Seniors at the (crime) scene

Volunteers use
skills to assist
sheriff's office.

L ifting finger-
prints, looking
at blood splat-
ter patterns and
collecting DNA
samples and evidence are
key techniques that law
enforcement officials use, to
solve crimes.
The work associated
with collecting much of
that evidence is painstak-
ing, slow and methodical
and requires a sharp mind
and focus on attention
and detail character-
istics that many seniors
dealt with in their first
career when they ran the
"rat race," but traits that
James Grimes likes to use
in keeping himself active
mentally and:physically.
Grimes, a volunteer
with the Columbia County
Sheriff's Office Citizen
Service Unit, primar-
ily works in crime scene
investigations, among
other duties.
As an aide in the crime
scene investigation unit,
Grimes works directly
under the detective in
charge of crime scene
"We go to crime scenes
and we process crime
scenes," Grimes said,
noting his duties include
normal crime scene docu-
mentation such as collect-
ing fingerprints and other
forms of evidence collec-
Grimes, 67, has been
volunteering with the
Columbia County Sheriff's,
Office for close to two
He said he became a
volunteer with the sheriff's
office after a friend of his,
who was also a volunteer,
suggested he interview for
the CSU.
Grimes became a vol-
unteer with the sheriff's
office CSU after he retired
from his job of 35 years.
"I'm an active kind of
person, so. I couldn't see
myself sitting at home and
watching television," he
said. "I had the opportunity
-to come out and volun-
teer with the [Columbia
County] sheriff's office and
I've really enjoyed it. It's
been a tremendous learn-
ing experience."
Grimes graduated the
University of Georgia
as a forester years ago
and worked 25 years in
private forestry. He later
worked 15 years as a for-
estry teacher at Lake City
Community College, where
he retired about three
years ago.
'To me volunteering is
a chance to give.back,"
He said. "I have learned a
tremendous amount, edu-
cation-wise, as far as the
operation of the sheriff's
office. I've developed a
much greater appreciation
for law enforcement, hav-
ing seen how it works from
the inside-out."
Grimes said he likes vol-

CITIZENS continued on 3D

TONY BRIfl7Lake City Reporter
TOP: James Grimes, a
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office Citizen Service Unit
volunteer, photographs
evidence at the Columbia
County Sheriffs Office crime
lab. Grimes has volunteered
at the sheriffs office for close
to two years. LEFT: Grimes
lifts fingerprints from a bottled
water container. Grimes,
67, is one of 10 people who
volunteer their services to
the local law enforcement
agency. In 2010, CSU volun-
teerslogged 9,649 hours at
the sheriffs office. BOTTOM:
Grimes stands next to the
agency's mobile crime scene
unit. Grimes is a volunteer
who works with the agency's
crime scene investigation unit.


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Timeless classics to

enjoy this summer

Looking to steep your-
self in a little Americana
this season? Why not
catch up on some great
American classics you
might have missed in
your youth.
The long sunny days
are great for lounging
and meandering through
some great American
classics, many of which
enjoy a controversial his-
tory that makes them all
the more worth explor-
The Civil War
Historic and huge,
Shelby Foote's three-vol-
ume, 3000-page history of
the civil war is a must for
American history buffs.
Focused on the military
campaigns, 'The Civil
War: A Narrative" was
published between 1958
and 1974. Yet, it has been
criticized in recent years
for its neglect of political
and social factors in the
war, particularly slavery.
This year, in honor of
the 150th anniversary of
the start of the Civil War,
the complete set has been
reissued with commen-
tary by Jon Meacham,
a Pulitzer-prize winning
author himself. But if any
amount of reading'about
the Civil War seems
dry, then check out Ken
Burns's PBS documen-
tary, The Civil War, which
relies heavily on Foote's
Atlas Shrugged
More than 50 years after
"Atlas Shrugged" debuted
as a New York Times best-
selling novel, it has made
the bestseller lists again
this year, bringing total
sales to over seven mil-
lion copies. And with the
recent release of a movie
of the same name, conser-
vative and liberals across
the country are engaging
in spirited debates over
the writings of Ayn Rand, a
controversial philosopher
who espoused individual-
ism over collective interest
"'Atlas Shrugged' is an
interesting and compel-
ling story today," says
David Kelley, president
and founder of The
Atlas Society, a nonprofit
organization based on
Rand's teachings about

Relax this summer with a good book.

Objectivism and capital-
ism. "It provides incred-
ible parallels with our
current state of affairs."
Whether you agree
or disagree with Rand's
worldview, her work is
a must-read for anyone
interested in the political
and economic history and
future of America. Her
books have sold a cumu-
lative 25 million copies
and even sparked a social
movement focused 6n the
championing of personal
liberty and entrepreneur-
ialism. For more inf6rma-
tion, visit www.atlassoci-
To Kill A
Celebrated and
banned, Harper Lee's

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only published novel
is celebrating its 50th
anniversary. Loosely
based on an event in
Lee's own hometown of
Monroeville, Alabama,
the book is a coming-of-
age novel narrated by a
young white girl named
Scout as she watches the
trial of a falsely accused
African American man,
defended by her father
The novel won the
Pulitzer Prize in 1961, but
has also been banned by
schools for use .of profan-
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of race. Yet the 1962 film
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Summer health

advice for seniors

The hot, hazy days of
summer can pose special
health risks to older adults.
It's important that older
people avoid heat-related
illnesses, known as hyper-
Hyperthermia is an
abnormally high body tem-
perature caused by a fail-
ure of the heat-regulating
mechanisms of the body
to deal with heat coming
from the environment.
Heat fatigue, heat related
dizziness, heat cramps,
heat exhaustion and heat
stroke are commonly "
known forms of hyperther-
One's risk of develop-
ing these conditions can
increase with the com-
bination of outside tem-
perature,.general health
and individual lifestyle,
according to the experts
at the National Institute
on Aging. Lifestyle factors
can include not drinking
enough fluids, living in
housing without air con-
ditioning, lack of mobility
and access to transporta-
tion, overdressing, visiting
overcrowded places and
not understanding how to
respond to hot weather
With this in mind, the
experts at the institute are
sharing some tips to help
seniors avid hyperther-
Health-related factors
that may increase risk
Being dehydrated.
Age-related changes
to the skin, such as poor
blood circulation and inef-
ficient sweat glands.
Heart, lung and kid-
ney diseases, as well as
any illness that causes gen-
eral weakness or fever.
High blood pres-
sure or other conditions
that require changes in
diet. For example, people
on salt-restricted.diets .

may increase their risk.
However, salt pills should
not be used without fist
consulting a doctor.
Reduced perspiration,
caused by medications
such as diuretics, seda-
tives, tranquilizers and cer-
tain heart and blood pres-
sure drugs.
Taking several drugs
for various conditions. It
is important, however, to
continue to take prescribed
medication and discuss
possible problems with a
Being substantially
overweight or under-
Drinking alcoholic
Heat stroke is a life-
threatening form of hyper-
thermia. It occurs when
the body is overwhelmed
by heat and unable to
control its temperature.
Someone with a body
temperature above 104
degrees Fahrenheit is
likely suffering from heat
stroke and may have symp-
toms of confusion, com-
bativeness, strong rapid
pulse, lack of sweating,
dry flushed skin, faintness,
staggering, possible delir-
ium or coma. Seek imme-
diate emergency medical
attention for a person with
any of these symptoms,
especially an older adult
1 water.
Apply a cold, wet cloth
to the wrists, neck, arm-
pits, and/or groin, places
where blood passes close
to the surface of the skin,
and the cold cloths can
help cool the blood.
Offer fluids such as
water, fruit and vegetable
juices, but avoid alcohol
and caffeine.
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Upbeat boomers say they're not old yet

Associated Press

WASHINGTON Baby boomers say
wrinkles aren't so bad and they're not
that worried about dying. Just don't call
them "old."
The generation that once powered a
youth movement isn't ready to symbol-
ize the aging of America, even as its
first members are becoming eligible for
Medicare. A new poll finds three-quarters
of all baby boomers still consider them-
selves middle-aged or younger, and that
includes most of the boomers who are
ages 57-65.
Younger adults call 60 the start of
old age, but baby boomers are push-
ing that number back, according to the
Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com
poll. The median age they cite is 70. And
a quarter of boomers insist you're not old
until you're 80.
"In my 20s, I would have thought the
60s were bad, but they're not so bad
at all," says 64-year-old Lynn Brown, a
retired legal assistant and grandmother of
11 living near Phoenix in Apache Junction,
The 77 million boomers are celebrating
their 47th through 65th birthdays this
Overall, they're upbeat about their
futures. Americans born in the population
explosion after World War II are more
likely to be excited about the positive
aspects of aging, such as retirement, than
worried about the negatives, like declin-
ing health. A third of those polled feel
confident about growing older, almost
twice as many as find it frustrating or
sad. Sixteen percent report they're happy
about aging, about equal to the number
who say they're afraid. Most expect to live
longer than their parents.
"I still think I've got years to go to

do things," says Robert Bechtel, 64, of
Virginia Beach, Va. He retired last year
after nearly four decades as a retail man-
ager. Now Bechtel has less stress and
more time to do what he pleases, includ-
ing designing a bunk bed for his grand-
children, remodeling a bathroom and
teaching Sunday school.
A strong majority of baby boomers are
enthusiastic about some perks of aging
- watching their children or grandchil-
dren grow up, doing more with friends
and family, and getting time for favorite
activities. About half say they're highly
excited about retirement. Boomers most
frequently offered the wisdom accumu-
lated over their lives as the best thing
about aging.
'The older you get, the smarter you
get," says Glenn Farrand, 62, of Ankeny,
Iowa. But, he adds, "The physical part of
it is the pits."
Baby boomers most often brought up
failing health or fading physical abilities
when asked to name the worst thing
about getting older.
Among their top worries: physical ail-
ments that would take away their indepen-
dence (deeply worrisome to 45 percent),
losing their memory (44 percent), and
being unable to pay medical bills (43 per-
cent). Many also fret about running out of
money (41 percent).
Only 18 percent say they worry about
dying. Another 22 percent are "moder-
ately" concerned about it. More than two-
thirds expect to live to at least age 76; 1 in
6 expects to make it into the 90s.
About half predict a better quality of life
for themselves than their parents experi-
enced as they aged.
"My own parents, by the time they were
65 to 70, were very, very inactive and very
much old in their minds," says Brown. So
they "sat around the house and didn't go
"I have no intentions of sitting around

the house," says Brown, whose hobbies
include motorcycle rides with her hus-
band. "I'm enjoying being a senior citizen
more than my parents did."
But a minority of boomers about a
fourth worry things will be harder for
them than for the previous generation.
"I think we'll have less," said Vicki
Mooney, 62, of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., who
fears older people will be pinched by cuts
to Social Security and Medicare and rising
health care costs. "The main difference in
the ,quality of life is wondering if we will
have a safety net."
Baby boomers with higher incomes
generally are more optimistic about aging
than their poorer peers. Women tend to
feel sunnier than men; college graduates
are more positive than those without a
A third of baby boomers say their
health has declined in the last five years,
and that group is more likely to express
fear or frustration about aging. Still, most
boomers rate themselves in good or even
excellent health overall, with less than 1 in
10 doing poorly.
Looking older is seriously bugging just
12 percent of baby boomers. The vast
majority say they wouldn't get plastic sur-
gery. That includes Johanna Taisey, 61,
of Chandler, Ariz., who says aging is "no
problem at all ... it's just nature."
"Age with dignity," Taisey advises.
Among the 1 in 5 who have had or
would consider cosmetic surgery, about
half say they might improve their tummy
or eyes. A sagging chin is the next big-
gest worry nearly 40 percent would
consider getting that fixed.
Only 5 percent of baby boomers say
they might use the chemical Botox to
temporarily smooth away wrinkles; 17
percent would consider laser treatments
to fix varicose veins.
But boomers, especially women, are tak-
ing some steps to look younger. A majority

of the women 55 percent regularly
dye their hair, and they overwhelmingly
say it's to cover gray. Only 5 percent of the
men admit using hair color.
A quarter of the women have paid more
than $25 for an anti-aging skincare prod-
uct, such as a lotion or night cream. Just
5 percent of the men say they've bought
skincare that expensive.
Almost all baby boomers 90 percent
- have tried to eat better. Three-quar-
ters say they're motivated more by a
desire to improve their health than their
appearance. Most boomers 57 percent
- say in the past year they've taken up a
regular program of exercise. About the
same number do mental exercises, such
as crossword puzzles or video games, to
stay sharp.
Sixty-four-year-old Loretta Davis of
Salem, W.Va., reads and plays games on
her computer and takes walks. Diabetes
and hypertension keep her focused, on
her diet these days. "I wish I had been
more conscious of what I was eating ear-
lier in life," said Davis, who worked in a
grocery store, a factory and an ice cream
shop before being disabled by polio in the
But Davis says getting older doesn't
bother her: "I'm just glad to still be here."
The AP-LifeGoesStrong.com poll was
conducted from June 3-12 by Knowledge
Networks of Menlo Park, Calif., and
involved online interviews with 1,416
adults, including 1,078 baby boomers
born between 1946 and 1964. The margin
of sampling error for results from the full
sample is plus or minus 4.4 percentage
points; for the boomers, it is plus or minus
3.3 percentage points.
Knowledge Networks used traditional
telephone and mail sampling methods
to randomly recruit respondents. People
selected who had no Internet access were
given it free.

Planning for

retirement in a

tough economy

You don't necessarily
need to scrap your retire-
ment dreams because of a-
bad,.ecojggy. While. many
older Americans have seen
their nest eggs'decimated
by a troubled economy,
some smart planning and
open dialogue can keep
your retirement on track
children are reluctant to
talk to each other about the
financial aspects of their
respective golden years.
The Survey on Generational
Retirement Perspectives
found that'over a third of
adults never talk about
retirement plans with their
parents who aren't yet
retired. Similarly, third of
parents only talk to adult
children about the subject
once a year or less.
"Actively taking control
of your financial future can
provide peace of mind for
your family. Families that
engage in open dialogues
about retirement planning
are taking the first step
towards taking control," says
Wendy Waugaman, CEO and
President of American Equity.
In today's economy, many
Americans are adjusting
retirement strategies. Some
are planning to work longer,
while others are revamping
their investments.
Calculate Your Needs
Many retirement advisors
recommend multiplying your
annual retirement income
needs by 20, with that total
becoming your goal for your.
investments. Then, if your
investments can average at
least an eight percent return
yearly, you can withdraw up
to five percent annually dur-
ing retirement
Protect Yourself
Consider a retirement
portfolio that includes lower-
risk investments to help you
weather market volatility
and still reach your long-
term goals. To achieve this
balance, many are turning
to indexed annuities and
fixed income funds for such'
lower-risk needs.
Unlike stocks, indexed
annuities offer safety by
guaranteeing your principal
investment, while providing
the opportunity for higher
returns. Websites such as

sights.org can help educate
you about these types of
Be Realistic
Are your retirement plans
too grandiose? You may
have to ratchet them down
a bit Equally important is to
be realistic about when you
can stop working. You might
have to work beyond planned
retirement dates or consider
part-time work.
Don't overvalue your
home or its significance in
your retirement To capitalize
on its equity, you may have.
to move to a less expensive
home or region of the coun-
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How to save money on home energy costs

Your home may be your
castle, but it can also be
your money pit if you're
not careful. Between home
repairs and the rising cost
of fuel, food, and electricity,
many Americans are feeling
the pinch.
But you can do some-
thing about it
"Americans have a lot
more power than they think
when it comes to reducing
their energy costs," says
Dave Llorens, CEO of One
Block Off the Grid, a start-
up that negotiates group
deals on big-ticket green
home improvements like
solar panels.
"State level incentives
can go a long way toward
reducing the cost of money-
saving items like solar
panels and electric cars.
Call your local government
office to find out if incen-
tives are available to you,"
adds Llorens. 'You may be
surprised how much you
can save."
Here are some ways
you can reduce your home
energy costs:
Small Things Add
Up. There are lots of little
things you can do that,
when taken together, can
reduce your energy costs

There are plenty of creative ways to save on home energy costs.

significantly. For example,
setting your air conditioner
to 78 degrees (or the warm-
est setting you can toler-
ate) saves money because
many homeowners forget
to adjust it down when the
weather cools.
Also, the lowly micro-
wave is one of your house-
hold's most energy efficient
appliances, so use it instead

of an oven to reduce your
bill and keep your home
cooler in summer months.
The washer and dryer are
two of a household's biggest
energy hogs, so doing your
washing at night when elec-
tricity rates are lower and
line drying during the day
can save a bundle.
Install Solar Panels.
In summer months, solar

panels can take the burn
out of electric bills that
spike with air condition-
ing use. It used to take a
long time for solar panels
to show a positive return
on investment, but new
green companies are find-
ing ways to reduce that
payback period. One Block
'Off the Grid, for example,
organizes group deals on

solar panels based on how-
many residents in the area.
are interested, then con-.:
nects them with reliable ',
local installers for free.
This lets consumers buy
solar panels at an average
of 15 percent below mar-
ket rate. Take a quick esti-
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Even in rural areas,

rely less on your car

Americans love their
cars, but is the love affair
reaching its end?
All across the country -
in cities, suburbs and rural
areas more people are
turning to different trans-
portation options, such as
carpooling, car-sharing,
public transportation and
even bicycles.
According to a
recent Home Design
Trends Survey from
the American Institute
of Architects, there has
been growing demand for
housing options closer
to public transit. Today,
most urban and even
many suburbanareas
are providing increasing
numbers, of public transit
options to help people
rely less on cars.
"You don't have to live
in or near a major city to
take advantage of differ-
ent means of transporta-
tion to save energy and
money," said Bill Worthen,
Director, Resource
Architect for Sustainability
with The American

Institute of Architects. "Of
course, for those living in
cities, it's easier to rely
more on public transpor-
tation. Living in transit-
oriented areas also helps
keep down sprawl. And
the less dependence we
have on cars, the greater
we reduce traffic collisions
and pollution."
No matter where you
call home, there are sev-
eral practical tips to help
you save on gas or get a
jumpstart on a more sus-
tainable lifestyle:
Biking is a great
option even if you don't
own a bike. Bike sharing
programs exist in many
Locations (check with local
Chambers of Commerce to
see where they are avail-
-able), and 'more bike lanes
have been added to streets
Carpooling, or car
sharing, is another option
to cut costs of car travel. It
also reduces the number
of carbon emissions and
traffic congestion. "High
Occupancy Vehicle lanes"

(or commuter lanes), are
often free of traffic, offer-
ing great incentive for
carpoolers to get to desti-
nations quickly.
If you're ready to take
the plunge and go without
a car, car sharing compa-
nies provide easy, afford-
able solutions for those
times when you need a car.
Programs like Zipcar pro-
vide access to thousands
of cars globally, with gas
and insurance included.
Commuting to work or
just going to another city
for fun? Commuter rails are
great for avoiding traffic
and parking hassles, while
reducing gas consumption.
An even less expen-
sive option is the bus.
Local buses have long
regarded as the "last
resort" of public trans-
portation. Contrary to
these stereotypes, bus-
ses have become great
alternatives for getting
around while reducing
your carbon footprint,
says Worthen. Many
local bus systems have

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been revamped to pro-
vide greater availability,
extra lines, new fleets
and amenities. Some
long-distance bus servic-
es, such as Greyhound,
offer more comfortable
seating and free Wi-Fi
access. Many even use

cleaner energy sources
instead of gas.
For more ideas for rely-
ing less on your car, and
for other sustainable prac-
tices, visit www.aia.org.
"No matter where you
live, relying less on your
car throughout the year will

not only help your pockets,
but the environment, "says
Worthen. "There are many
tangible solutions now avail-
able and you can even lobby
local officials for additional


How current events,

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All politics are local. Or
so the saying goes. But is
it really true? Do events
halfway across the world
affect your family, health
and money?
These days, the answer
seems to be a resounding
"All too often, the interests
of a few dictate world affairs
and people's daily lives," says
Gordon Zuckerman, a former

businessman and Harvard
Business School graduate
who now writes historical
thrillers based on his knowl-
edge of global current events.
For example, 90 percent
of the world's oil produc-
tion is controlled by only
seven sovereign nations
today. This monopolization
of control means that unrest
in these countries likely will
drive up the price of gas

and other petroleum-related
products something that
can be hard on your wallet
during a family vacation.'
The centralization of control
is so vast, dating back to
post-World War II recon-
struction in Europe, that
Zuckerman was able to use
it as a basis for his newly-
released historical novel,
"Crude Deception."

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volunteering because
it allows him to remain
active physically and men-
"For me it's important
to remain active because
I'm all about learning,"
Grimes said. "I don't ever
want to quit learning. Even
in the sheriff's office I
take every opportunityto
learn something different.
Not all seniors, retired or
otherwise, want to do such
stuff as that, but to me, if
you keep your brain active,
you'll live a little bit longer,
Grimes suggested that
other area seniors look at
taking some time and vol-
unteering with the sheriff's
office Citizen Service Unit.
"There's always an
opportunity here to give
back to the commu-
nity through the Citizen
Service Unit," he said.
"There are several func-
tions that are available in
patrol. Some of the volun-

teers will do house checks
through the community
or they'll do traffic man-
agement at different com-
munity-functions. There's
probably an opportunity
for anybody who is inter-
ested in doing something
like that"
The Columbia County
Sheriff's Office crime
scene lab is not as large as
crime scene labs featured
on television shows, but
Grimes said the dedica-
tion, hard work and hours
spent working to solve
local cases is grander than
most people would imag-
"I have absolutely, thor-
oughly enjoyed volunteer-
ing with the Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
Citizen Service Unit,"
Grimes said. "It's obviously
a volunteer situation here,
but I get my pay through
learning stuff and I've met
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