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Georgia football player's death

Parents want probe

The Associated Press and staff reports

ATLANTA The parents of a 16-year-
old south Georgia high school football play-
er are demanding the Georgia High School
Association investigate the death of their son,
who died in Columbia County Aug. 2 follow-
ing practice.
Attorney Benjamin Crump says
Fitzgerald High School defensive line-
man D.J. Searcy participated in an endur-
ance test at a football camp in Columbia

Tax notices

arriving at

area homes

The 2011 proposed property tax
notices,,also known as TRIM (Truth
in Millage) notices were mailed to
Columbia County residents Friday
by the Columbia County Property
Appraiser's office.
t. The property
appraiser's office
has established a
market value and
an assessed value
for all real and per-
sonal property in
Crews the county, as well
Crews as all exemptions
that were applied
for and granted before the docu-
ments were mailed.
"Last Friday we mailed out
approximately 36,000 proposed
property tax notices," said Doyle
Crews, Columbia County property
appraiser. 'The proposed tax notice
is very important for the tax payer to
read and look at because it has two
parts. Part of it includes what the
taxing authorities use in setting the
village rates and I'm responsible for
having the correct name, address,
brief legal description, the assessed
value and the market value, as well
as all the exemptions the tax payer
has applied for and been approved
and to come up with a taxable value.
That's what the taxing authorities
take, put it against their budgets and
come up with a tax rate."
According to the TRIM notice, the
Suwannee River Water Management
District is proposing to decrease its
TAXES continued on 5A

County, and fell to the ground. Crump
says Searcy said he couldn't continue but
was told to go on.
Searcy was found unresponsive later that
Searcy's parents say their son showed signs
of dehydration the previous evening.
GHSA executive director Ralph Swearngin
says the association will consider an inves-
tigation, normally done at a school system's
Ben Hill County School Superintendent

Nancy Whidden says she is awaiting autopsy
results but thinks coaches did everything pos-
The Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes
are coached by Robbie Pruitt, who won
state championships at Union County
and University Christian high schools in
The camp was held at Florida Bible Camp
in southern Columbia County. The Purple
Hurricanes had arrived in Columbia County
July 29.

Local hero

Country music star Easton Corbin, who grew up in nearby Trenton, kicked off the inaugural season of the
Florida Gateway College Entertainment series Wednesday at the college with a sold-out show. Corbin,
seen here soon after taking the stage, won the American Country Award's New/Breakthrough Artist of the
Year for 2010 and was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards top new solo vocalist.





But remain
near state

Local schools are close
on the heels of the state
when it comes to ACT test-
ing, according to results
released by the Florida
Department of Education
ite score
was 19 in
2011, a .4
from the
Millikin previous
year, com-
pared to a
state average of 19.6, a .1
increase from 2010.
"We're always looking to
improve and enhance our
students' opportunities to
score well on the exams that
are used for college admit-
tance," said Superintendent
Mike Millikin. "We're
pleased that we're very
close to the state average
for a total score."
The national composite
score was 21.1, a .1 percent
decrease from the previous
Columbia County tested
318 students on the ACT.
A total of 117,575 graduat-
ing seniors took the ACT
"We have an emphasis
on increasing the number
of participants in our coun-
ty," he said. "Many of our
students come from. fami-
lies that have never gone
to college or taken college
entrance exams. We're try-
ing to open up the doors
to first time college appli-
Students are tested in
four areas: English, math,
reading and science.
ACT continued on 5A

Reporter, Chamber renew partnership on 2012 Guide

From staff reports

The Lake City/Columbia County
Chamber of Commerce will partner
with the Lake City Reporter for the sec-
ond straight year to enhance the 2012
Community Information Guide, an annual
magazine that will offer information for
local residents and newcomers and also
include the Chamber's membership direc-
"We're honored to once again include
the Chamber of Commerce as a partner
as we produce this publication," said Lake
City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson. "Our
Community Information Guide to Lake
City and Columbia County is a full-size
magazine that is very familiar to our read-
ers and our business partners, as we have
published it for more than a decade. The
Guide has an expansive reach to newcom-
ers interested in our area. We welcome
the Chamber's information and member-

ship directory as an important part of our
The Lake City Reporter will print 12,000
copies of the magazine. The Information
Guide will publish in October and be an
insert for all Lake City Reporter readers.
The Chamber also will receive several
thousand copies of the Information Guide
to distribute to its members and provide
to walk-in visitors and people requesting
information about the area. The magazine
also will have high-profile visibility in local
hotels and in waiting areas of professional
offices and retail establishments and will
be restocked at these locations through-
out the year, as currently handled by the
Reporter staff. The magazine also will
have a digital version available on-line at
www.lakecityreporter.com and www.lakec-
"The Chamber is looking forward to
GUIDE continued on 5A

Lake City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson (left) and Lake City/Columbia County Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Folsom discuss the 2012 Guide to Lake City and
Columbia County project. The Reporter and the Chamber will once again partner on the
annual magazine.

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Bridges chases another muse with album

When you get right
down to it, Jeff
Bridges' new self-
titled album got its
start more than 30
years ago on the set of "Heaven's
The now legendary six-month
shoot threw the actor, whose
hobby was guitar-slinging, together
with a bunch of musicians, includ-
ing Kris Kristofferson and one of
Kristofferson's players a young T
Bone Burnett.
"That was it, that was when we
became friends," Bridges said of
Burnett. "We stayed friends over the
years. We haven't spent that much
time together. We're both busy guys.
But you know how it is with people
that you click with. You just pick up
where you left off."
And when the two got back
together on the 2009 film "Crazy
Heart," the click was audible. The
collaboration led to Academy Awards
for each and some of the best work
of their respective careers.
"Jeffrey's exactly the same as he
was then, only more so," Burnett
said. "His spirit has not wavered in
all these years. He's remained very
true to whichever muse he's follow-
ing. Maybe all of them. Maybe he
follows all the muses. Maybe that's
one of the keys to Jeffrey."
The time they spent together
working on the music on that film
reignited something in Bridges that
had been pushed aside by his acting
successes. He took up music at a
young age, and toyed with focusing
on it as a career before acting finally
took over.

Katy Perry ties Jackson
record. on Billboard
NEW YORK When Katy Perry
first came on the scene, some dis-
missed her as a one-hit wonder.
Three years later, she's proven she's

In this Aug. 4 file .photo, actor and musician Jeff Bridges poses for a portrait in
Beverly Hills, Calif. Bridges released a self-titled album Tuesday.

a multi-hit wonder,
becoming the first
woman to score five
A No. 1 songs from
one album on the
Billboard Hot 100
Perry Her "Last Friday
Night (T.G.I.E)" set
the precedent It's the latest No. 1
from her platinum album 'Teenage
Dream." Only Michael Jackson had
five No. Is from one album before
Perry, from "Bad."

Swedish Crown Princess
Victoria is pregnant
STOCKHOLM Crown Princess
Victoria and her hus-
band Prince Daniel
are expecting their
-first child.
ISwedish Royal
Court spokeswoman
Annika Sonnerberg
idria said Victoria, 34,
Victoria is expected to give

birth sometime in March next year.
She said "the entire royal family is
overjoyed for the couple."
Victoria married her private gym
instructor, Daniel Westling, 37, in a
lavish Stockholm ceremony in June

Store asks 'The Situation'
to shop elsewhere
Abercrombie & Fitch is offering to
pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
and his fellow "Jersey Shore" cast
members so they'll stop wearing the
brand on the show.
The clothing company said in a
news release posted Tuesday that
it's concerned that having Sorrentino
seen in its clothing could cause "sig-
nificant damage" to the company's
image. '
Abercrombie said a connection to
The Situation goes against the "aspi-
rational nature" of its brand and may
be "distressing."
SAssociated Press ,

Celebrity Birthdays

* Academy Award-winning
director Roman Polanski is
* Olympic gold medal
decathlete Rafer Johnson is
* Actor-director Robert
Redford is 75.
* Rhythm-and-blues singer
Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 68.
* Actor-comedian Martin Mull

is 68.
* Actor Denis Leary is 54.
* Rock singer and hip-hop
artist Everlast is 42.
* Rapper Masta Killa
(Wu-Tang Clan) is 42.
* Actor Christian Slater is 42.
* Actor Edward Norton is 42.
* Actor Malcolm-Jamal
Warner is 41.
* Actress Kaitlin Olson is 36.

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Fla. gets $13M
in highway grants

Florida will receive $13
million in federal highway
grants for projects ranging
from safety improvements
to construction career day
They are among
$417.3 million in grants
announced Wednesday for
projects across the nation.
The biggest Florida
grant is $3.75 million
to improve safety and
reduce congestion at an
Interstate 10 interchange
in Jacksonville.
The smallest is $95,000
for middle and high school
career days.

Man gets 12
years in DUI crash
- A Tampa Bay area man
has been sentenced to 12
years in prison for caus-
ing a DUI crash that killed
three people on Christmas
Day 2007.
As part of a deal with
prosecutors, David
Belniak, 37, pleaded
guilty Tuesday to DUI
manslaughter and other
Authorities said Belniak
had alcohol, Xanax and evi-
dence of cocaine in his sys-
tem when he crashed his
pickup into the back of a
Chevrolet Tahoe at a high
speed in Pasco County,
north of Tampa. Killed
were Denise and Gerard
Bassi, who were visiting
from Connecticut, and
Denise's mother, Linda
McWilliams. All were pas-
sengers in the Tahoe.

Mom jailed for
false child abuse
southwest Florida resi-
dents have been charged
with falsely reporting child
abuse to the state hotline.
Lisa Ann Schinnow, 48,

School bomb plot foiled
Jared Cano, 17, is led out of the courtroom in Tampa
Wednesday after being charged with possession of bomb-
making materials in connection with a plot for an attack at
Freedom High School on the first day of school.

was arrested Tuesday after
officials said she called
in three separate reports
alleging her ex-husband
was abusing their son.
DCF found no evidence
of abuse and believe
Schinnow made the allega-
tions because of the cus-
tody arrangement.
Taiwandra Burks and
Stacey Hendry were also
arrested last week for
making false child abuse
reports after DCF investi-
gated claims that a child
was being sexually abused.
The agency found no evi-
dence of abuse.

Visitor numbers
up for this year
TAMPA Florida's
tourism bureau said more
people are visiting the
Sunshine State this year
than last
Visit Florida reported
Tuesday that visitor num-
bers for the second quar-
ter of 2011 were up 6.9 per-
cent over the same period
last year. That amounted to
about 21.2 million visitors
during that time.
Estimates show a 5.3
percent increase in domes-
tic visitors, a 17.3 percent
.increase from the overseas
market and an 18.4 per-

cent increase in Canadian
travel to Florida.
Visit Florida said tour-
ism has been steadily
regaining market share
this year, outpacing the
rest of the United States
by more than 1 percent
About 82.6 million
people visited the state in
2010, spending more than
$60 billion.

Gov. Rick Scott
defends tax cut
Rick Scott defended a tax
cut that has resulted in a
bond rating downgrade for
the South Florida Water
Scott on Tuesday said
the property tax reduction
he proposed was the right
thing to do.
The Legislature voted to
reduce taxes by $210 mil-
lion for four of the state's
five water management
The South Florida dis-
trict took the biggest hit
- $128 million.
As a result, Standard &
Poor's downgraded the
district's credit from its top
rating of AAA to AA-plus.
There are no plans to issue
bonds in the future.
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County commission preview

TDC to give briefing on sports proposals

The Columbia County Tourist
Development Council plans to make a pre-
sentation to the Board of Columbia County
Commissioners outlining plans and mea-
sures to make improvements at Southside
Sports Complex.
The presentation will take place 7 p.m.
tonight at the Columbia County School
Board Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval

Harvey Campbell, Columbia County
Tourist Development Council executive
director, said six people were named to
the TDC sports council. County commis-
sion chairman .Jody DuPree will serve
as chairman of the sports council. The
sports council will analyze the needs and
priorities to upgrade the Southside Sports
Complex and make recommendations to
the county commission.
"Primarily the focus of their efforts will

be things that will enhance the experience
of local residents and visitors who are
here for recreational sports tournaments,"
Campbell said.
He said the committee will make a rec-
ommendation on what direction to go at
the facility in terms of needing an engineer
or architect
"They (TDC Board) want to have a set
of plans that they can go to rather than
doing this on the fly," Campbell said.
In addition the sports council will estab-

lish a protocol on how tournaments are
scheduled and make a determination of
whether a staff person is needed to market
and promote the complex.
Campbell said he will be available, if.
needed, to make the presentation at the
Last month TDC officials discussed the
possibility of making $3.4 million worth of
improvements at the complex with a com-
bination of county funds and funds raised
by possibly raising the bed tax.

Spirit of Suwannee wins 6 statewide awards

LIVE OAK- For the Spirit
of the Suwannee Music
Park to win six awards at

a state convention was an
"awesome" way to represent
the Suwannee River Valley
Marketing Group, according
to Teena Peavey, marketing
director at the Spirit

The music park won
five first place awards and
one runner-up recogni-
tion on behalf of the mar-
keting group -during the
Florida Festivals & Events

Country singer Tyler Farr performs at the Suwannee River Jam on April 29 at the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park.

Association 17th annual
state convention Aug. 12.
"We're both delighted
and proud beyond belief
over the awards," she said.
"I can hardly believe we
won five first place awards
in a state where there are
so many talented people
and great events."
Last year the park won
first place for best miscella-
neous project with its Miss
Suwannee River Jam calen-
dar, Peavey said.
The association is the
state's official organiza-
tion that brings together
members from several
hundred festivals and
fair events for region-
al seminars and once a
year state conventions,
said Harvey Campbell,
Columbia County Tourist
Development Council
executive director. He is
also the immediate past
president of the associa-
The association present-
ed awards in 17 categories.
"We're extremely
proud for the Spirit of the
'Suwannee Music Park,"
Campbell said.
The music park's first
place wins included: "Best
Photo" from an entry
entitled "Serenity on the
Suwannee" by George

Peavey; "Promotional
Item" in the form of an
embossed kazoo; "Best
Social Media Marketing
Campaign" related to
the Facebook site for
Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park; "Best T-
shirt Design" and "Best
Outdoor Advertising" for
the Bear Creek Music
Festival. Bear Creek
Music Festival also was
runner-up in. the divi-
sion of "Best Program
Peavey said she believed
the music park had several
award-winning pieces and
submitted entries for dif-
ferent categories.
All of the awards were
earned in the category of
events with a budget of
$74,999 and under. Awards
were also presented in the
17 categories to- festivals,
fairs and other events with
budgets of $75,000 and
* Winning so many
awards enhanced aware-
ness of the park as well
as the area, Peavey said.
Her peers at the conven-
tion were asking about the
Suwannee Valley
"It definitely put us on
the map for sure," she
The wins autoniatically

confer credibility, Campbell
"People become aware
of the quality of events and
marketing," he said. "That
helps with the bottom line
of how many people we are
able to successful get to
this area to stay in hotels
and campgrounds and fre-
quent other businesses."


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tary more as a play-
ground for kooky
ideas than as the
primary responsibil-
ity of the federal government
Consider the scheme President
Obama announced Tuesday
That will have the armed forc-
es devote a great deal of time,
money and energy to switch to
so-called advanced biofuels.
Under the White House plan,
the Departments of Agriculture,
Energy and the Navy will divert
$510 million in taxpayer funds
to develop less efficient sources
'of power to meet the Navy's
transportation needs. This rep-
resents a small down payment,
as Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
committed to converting half
of the Navy's petroleum use to
biofuel by the year 2020. That's
an expensive proposition. The
combined services last year
used 130 million barrels of
petroleum, worth about $13.4
billion, according to Defense
Logistics Agency figures.
So the plan is to subsidize
."these pie-in-the-sky boon-
I"d-oggles. "Current processes
"for producing advanced drop-
!in biofuels are expensive," an
,"administration memorandum
explained. "Therefore, it is
necessary that the federal
government cooperates with
`industry to. create a strong
' demand signal and to make
targeted investments'to" b .
achieve the necessary produc-
tion capacity required." In
6ther words, nobody in their
'right mind would select this
'stuff as a fuel. Despite being
$14.6 trillion in debt, the
Obama administration plans
:to blow millions investing in
something the private sector
says is a fool's bet.
With Mr. Obama as com-
mander in chief, there's no
telling what comes next He's
already ordered green fuel and
green bullets. Perhaps the next
move is to ensure our bombs
are environmentally friendly so
he can claim to be saving the
planet, one explosion at a time.

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not! At "retire-
ment" age, I cut
back on my coun-
seling and college
teaching, and found some free
time on my hands. When teach-
ing my "Human Growth and
Development" class, my students
discover that at every stage of
life we go through milestones,
experience both growth and
decline, and are faced with prob-
lems and challenges. In this mil-
lennium, one thing we can count
on is change. Life continually
offers us new situations that we
can see as either problems, or
as challenges and opportunities.
Research suggests that when we
stop learning and growing, we
begin to decline. "Use it or lose
it" Why not choose to see life's
problems as opportunities to
learn and grow? Instead of fear-
ing or resisting changes, wel-
come changes as opportunities.
Rather than focusing on life's
obstacles, explore and develop
your own skills and talents.
Reach out and try new things.
Find new directions for your life.
Many people are choosing life-
long education, instead of leav-
ing school in their teens. I was

Robert Denny

50 years old before completing
my Masters' degree.
Today continuing educa-
tion offers not only a variety
of academic courses, but also
hobbies, sports, and inter-
ests. They often offer courses
in golf course management,
nursing, corrections, CDL
truck driving, and agriculture.
At age 65, I took a beginning
-golf class at a community col-
lege and found a whole new
World of fun and adventure.
(I've participated in a couple
of local tournaments, but
Tiger Woods need not feel
You don't need to attend
school to further your educa-
tion. Find books on subjects
you're interested in at your
library, at a bookstore, or on

the web. Follow your nose.
Take.up that hobby or interest
you've always had on the back
burner. Find a good cause,
and volunteer. Veterans' hos-
pitals always welcome help.
How about your volunteer fire
department, senior center,
hospice, homeless shelter,
parks and recreation depart-
ment, grade schools, or charity
pancake breakfasts? Your local
CERT (Community Emergency
Response Team) wants you,
and regularly offers training
for volunteers in disaster relief,
ham radio operations, rescue,
and recovery. Call your courfty
Emergency Management.
The world can always use
help. Develop your skills,
knowledge, and talents. Try
new things. Make the most
out of your life, whoever you
are and whatever age you
are. It's never too early or
too late.

J Robert Denny is a licensed
mental health therapist, and
teaches psychology at Florida
Gateway College in Lake City.
Comments welcome at Bob.

Celebrations full of

love and buttercream

Celebrations tend to
be more for the cel-
ebrators than for the
one who's being cel-
My mother always said she
did not want anybody making a
fuss over her birthday. Which
was good, because nobody ever
But on the last birthday of
her rocky 70 years, as she lay
bedridden and weary from bat-
tling lung cancer, she finally
relented and gave us permis-
sion to throw her a "little"
As parties go, it wasn't much
different from any of the other
big family meals we had gorged
on over the years.
Sunday dinner was a tradition
in our family as far back as I
can remember. It started in my
grandmother's kitchen with my
mother, her eight sisters, their
current husbands and countless
children, all elbowing in, talking
at once, laughing and arguing
and eating our fill.
After my grandparents were
gone, gatherings grew fewer,
but they continued on occasion
at my mother's house come
one, come all, potluck style,
God help you if you showed up
What made this meal dif-
ferent from all the rest aside
from the pallor of my mother's
face and a shadow that played
at the edges of every smile -
- was the buttercream comfort
of a birthday cake with three
candles, one each for past, pres-
ent and future.

Sharon Randall
When I told her what the
candles stood for, my mother
laughed and rolled her eyes.
She always loved a good joke.
We sang "Happy Birthday,"
then she gave a little speech.
"I hope you all live to be as
old as I am," she said, "and I
hope you never get cancer."
Then she wrinkled up her
nose at my cousin. "Sandra,
honey," she said, pausing for
effect, "what the hell did you
put in that potato salad?"
Clearly, my mother knew how
to work a crowd.
That was 16 years ago. I
thought of her recently in one of
those odd moments that flare up
in my memory like the glow of
her cigarette in the dark.
I was standing on the lawn
at the home of my youngest
and his wife in a big, beaming
circle of family and friends,
singing "Happy Birthday" to
my first grandchild. Named
for his late grandfather, Randy
was born one year ago on
what would have been, had
she lived, my mother's 85th
I wish you could've seen him.
Wearing shorts and a Golden
State Warriors jersey (with
"Randall #1" on the back), he

stood alone (a new trick he
recently mastered) barefoot
and ankle-deep in the grass,
copper curls glinting, eyes shin-
ing, looking around the circle,
taking it all in. When we fin-
ished singing, we clapped and
cheered and he clapped a little,
Then his mom handed him
his first-ever cupcake and I
thought, "Help me, he's going
to gag."
The boy gags at
everything,unless it's something
he is not supposed to eat But
he did not gag at that cupcake.
He ate all the frosting, except
for the part that ended up on his
nose and cheeks and chin and
hair. Then he dug into the cup-
cake with both hands and ate
most of that, too.
Finally, when he finished, he
looked up at all the people who
love him some present in the
flesh, others only in spirit and
gave us a buttercream grin.
Clearly, he knows how to
work a crowd.
Celebrations don't really
require a cause a birthday,
anniversary or other mile-
stone. Any excuse for a party
will do. All you need is some-
one to love.
Will my grandson remember
his first birthday? Does my
mother remember her last?
I don't know. But some of us
will never forget them. And that
is something to celebrate.

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





into the


Perry has bounded,
literally, onto the
Republican presi-
dential stage, adding
some much-needed flash and fire
to what had been a listless con-
test, with the exception of loose
cannon Michele Bachmann and
the sudden sightings and sudden
disappearances of an even looser
cannon, Sarah Palin.
Perry, 61, is a career politician
and it shows. A member of the
Texas House, commissioner of
agriculture and lieutenant gov-
ernor, he succeeded George W.
Bush as governor and convinc-
ingly won three more elections
in his own right
Perhaps no Texan since
Lyndon Johnson is better at
physically working a room -
handshakes, the two-handed
arm grip, the one-armed hug,
the back slap, all done with a
manic cheer that his crowds find
His entrance into the race was
marred by two oratorical gaffes
- that will probably come out in
the wash, unless, of course, he
keeps making them.
On his opening swing
through Iowa, Perry vigorously
bashed Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke, saying, "If this guy
prints more money between
now and the election, I don't
know what y'all would do to
him in Iowa, but we would
treat him pretty ugly down in
Texas." Considering the 1963
assassination of President John
E Kennedy in Dallas, this is not
something a Texas governor
should be going around saying.
And, he said, "Printing more
money to play politics at this
particular time in American
history is almost treacherous,
or treasonous, in my opinion."
Treason references are perhaps
something Perry who to a
Tea Party crowd's cheers of
"Secede! Secede!" suggested
Texas should leave the the union
should avoid. (Texas did once
before, in 1861,, and we know
how that turned out)
Because of his folksy man-
ner and sometimes-exagger-
ated diction, Perry has been
compared to George W. Bush,
but there appears to be little
love lost between the former
governor and his one-time
For an extrovert politician, he
is curiously press shy. At a big
GOP dinner in Waterloo, Iowa,
Dan Balz of The Washington
Post reports, '"When the pro-
gram ended, he quickly exited
out the back, his security force
helping to shield him from the
shouted questions of reporters."
This curiously echoed an
event last year when Perry
told a national convention of
editorial writers and columnists
that he couldn't take their ques-
tions after his luncheon speech
because of the press of state
business. On the way out, he
then proceeded to give a lengthy
interview to a local TV reporter
within sight and earshot of his
spurned hosts. (When he spoke,
Texas Republican Sen. John
Cornyn stayed and answered
questions until the journalists
ran out of them.)
Texas is indeed a big
political stage, but a national
presidential campaign is an
infinitely bigger one and the
voters in the northern tier
and Midwest might not buy
his Texas act But one doesn't

last 26 years in politics by not
learning from one's mistakes
and Perry, we're betting, will
be a quick study.
* Scripps Howard News Service


Golf at 65?


Stocks rise slightly on earnings reports

AP Business Writer

rose modestly Wednesday
after companies reported
higher earnings but gave
mixed forecasts about how
the fragile economy and
rising costs will affect their
Target Corp., Staples
Inc. and Dell Inc. reported
earnings for last quarter
that were above analysts'

forecasts. Companies in the
Standard & Poor's 500 are
on track to report higher
profits for a ninth straight
quarter. But economic
growth is weak around the
world, and some econo-
mists worry that a second
recession may be coming.
That could hurt compa-
nies' earnings in the future
- and kept investors from
buying with more enthusi-
asm Wednesday.
Dell's forecast added to

investors' concerns: It cut
its prediction for revenue
growth this year. Target
and Staples gave profit fore-
casts that were above Wall
Street's expectations.
The Dow Jones industrial
average rose 4.28 points
to 11,410.21. The S&P 500
rose 1.13, or 0.1 percent,
to 1,193.89. The Nasdaq
composite fell 11.97, or 0.5
percent, to 2,511.48.
Seven of the 10 sectors
that make up the S&P 500

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks fell Wednesday in a
downbeat appraisal of a Franco-German summit that failed to persuade investors that a con-

rose. The biggest drops
came from technology
stocks, which fell 0.8 per-
cent after Dell cut its fore-
"There are a whole
bunch of contradictory sig-
nals in the system now, and
it's hard to tell which way
to go," said Charlie Smith,
chief investment officer of
Fort Pitt Capital Group,
which has just over $1 bil-
lion in assets under man-
Investors are still wor-
ried about Europe. Some
countries have borrowed so
much that they may not be
able to repay their bonds,
and economic growth there
has slowed. Concerns
about a possible default by
a European country have
dominated the market in
recent weeks, along with
worries about the slow U.S.
Another concern
Wednesday: Companies
are contending with rising
costs. Higher food prices
helped push inflation at
the wholesale level to 0.2
percent in July, according
to a government report
Wednesday. That compares
with a 0.4 percent drop in
June, but is still well below
inflation levels earlier this
year when violence in the
Middle East forced oil
prices higher. In February,

wholesale prices rose 1.5
Economists say rising
inflation reduces the chanc-
es that the Federal Reserve
could announce another
round of bond purchases
to help the economy, a
move called quantitative
easing. The Fed just ended
its second round of pur-
chases, known as QE2, in
June. "QE3 could be a hard-
sell" given higher inflation,
Credit Suisse economists
wrote in a report They
expect the government on
Thursday to report that
consumer prices rose 0.2
percent in July.

Mean scores for 2011 in
Columbia County were:
English, 18.3; math, 18.6; read-
ing, 20.2; and science, 18.4.
Scores in 2010 were: English,
18.6.; math, 18.8; reading, 20.3;
and science, 19.2.
The district's composite
score, and mean scores, are
slightly lower than last year.
However, said Millikin,
every group of students
stands on its own.
"It's different groups
we're measuring," he said.
Nonetheless, schools will

Preppy retailer
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
fell 8.7 percent after its
CEO warned of challenges
ahead including higher
expenses. Cost "pressures
will be greater in the sec-
ond half of the year, and
macroeconomic uncer-
tainty has increased," Mike
Jeffries said, after the com-
pany reported a 64 percent
rise in profit last quarter.
Dell said. late Tuesday its
profit rose 63 percent last
quarter on strong demand
from businesses and gov-
ernment agencies. But it
also cited "a more uncer-
tain demand environment"

analyze the results and look
at trends from recent years
to get meaningful statistical
date and see what areas can
be improved for the upcom-
ing testing year, Millikin
"I know that our high
school principals and
guidance counselors will
take this information and
try to steer the students
in the best prep classes
to increase their scores
for the upcoming year,"
he said.

TAXES: Truth in Millage notices mailed to county property owners Friday

Continued From Page 1A

millage rate by 5.82 percent; the Columbia
County School Board is proposing to
decrease its discretionary millage rate by
1Q.01 percent and its' local required effort
by .868 percent
The Columbia County Board of
Commissioners is proposing to keep their
millage rate at,the sale level as last year,
8.015 and so is the City of Lake City, at a
proposed 4.136 mills. .
However the: Lake Shore Hospital'
Authority Board is proposing a 55.92 per-
cent increase of its 2011 millage rate.
The Hospital Authority Board is
required by contract to levy the 1.5 mills,
but Jack Berry, Lake Shore Hospital
Authority executive director, said he
plans ask the Hospital Authority Board
to lower the millage rate before its final
budget hearing.
"We're not going to increase the mill-
age," Berry. said. "We set the maximum
millage rate at 1.5 mills that's part of the
contract we have at the hospital. Last year
we took out-about $1.2 million from our
reserves to give the tax payers a break. We
only levied 0.962. When we set the mill-
age rate. I've asked the board to keep the

same millage as we had last year and we'll
take another $1.2 million out of reserves
to make up the half mill. If we don't levy
the 1.5 mills we have to make it up out of
The property appraiser adjusts the value
of every property in the county each year.
The process involves analyzing recent
sales of similar properties, construction
costs and other factors.
SThe proposed tax notice informs the
taxpayer of the value that the appraiser's
office has placed on the property and
where the taxpayer's money is going to
each one of the taxing authorities.
Residents who notice a mistake in their
personal information or feel their value
assessment is incorrect, may set up an
informal conference with Crews or a mem-
ber of his staff. However, the conference
has to take place before Sept. 6.
"Sept. 6 is the last day to come in and
see me or file a petition with the Value
Adjustment Board," Crews said.
Residents may also apply for any 2011
exemptions they may have forgotten as
long as they do so before Sept. 6.
"This will be the last notice they get

before the bills go out Nov. 1," Crews
said. "Now is the time for the taxpayer
to question the information, not when
the bill goes out. This is the tax pay-
ers' last chance to question or apply for
exemptions. When they get the tax bill,
it's too late."
Crews said the money from the. collec-
tion of Ad Valorem taxes go the taxing
authorities of Columbia County.
The Columbia County taxing authorities
are the Columbia County Board of County
Commissioners, Suwannee River Water
Management District, City of Lake City,
Lake Shore Hospital Authority and the
Columbia County School Board.
The public hearing times, dates and
locations for local taxing authorities are
listed on the proposed tax notices and tax
payers can question the taxing authorities
budgets during the public hearings.
The 2011 tax rolls have decreased from
the previous year. This year the local tax-
ing, authorities are expecting to generate
$44 million through the levy of property
tax, an estimated $3 million reduction from
2010 when taxing authorities collected $47

"The tax roll decreased due to a slow
market," Crews said. '"We have found that
sales have slowed down. We've seen a lot
of bank sales, quite a few short sales and
the market itself is still in a decline. It's not
as bad as it was the last couple of years,
but it's still not where it was at back in
2007 and 2008."
As the county property appraiser,
Crews assesses all the properties in
Columbia Couhfty and certifies to each
of the taxing authorities the amount of
taxable value in the county. The tax-
ing authorities then take their budgets,
divide it into the amount of taxable value
and come up with a millage. The tax-
ing authorities determine the amount
of millage against the assessed value to
figure their budgets.
"We're always year behind the market,"
he said. "Our assessments is as of Jan., 1,
so we use 2010 sales a year behind. My
appraisals are always the prior year's sales.
We're always a year behind the market
due to the statutory requirements."
For more information, go to the coun-
ty appraiser's website at www.appraiser.
columbiacountyfla.com or call 758-1083.

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partnering with the Lake City
Reporter again this year on the
Guide to Lake City and Columbia
County," said Dennille Folsom,
Chamber executive director. '"We
had so much positive feedback
from the community about our
first Guide project together, I
can't wait to enhance it and make
it even better this year."
The Lake City Reporter will
share advertising revenue in
the product with the Lake City/
Columbia County Chamber of
Commerce. Advertising space
is available for purchase by any
business or organization.
"The Guide served as a valu-

able resource for not only our
members and residents of the
community but as an excellent
marketing tool for the Chamber,"
Folsom said. "When we had visi-
tors, newcomers, or potential
members, it gave us a lasting,
professional piece to leave with
people interested in the Chamber
and our community."
Folsom said the circulation and
distribution of the Community
Information Guide will nearly
quadruple the distribution of
previous Chamber of Commerce
membership directories from
year's past
"The Reporter was able to

increase our circulation, provid-
ing more value to our members,"
Folsom said. "We are encouraging
our members to advertise in this
new and improved Community
Information Guide."
Wilson serves onthe Chamber's
board of directors, but recused
himself when Folsom and board
members discussed the project.
"The current Guide is a beau-
tiful magazine that reflects our
community well," Wilson said.
'"The project has served our
advertising business partners,
Chamber members, and our com-
munity with a coffee-table quality

Wilson saidtheLake CityReporter
and the Chamber of Commerce
share the same vision of busi-
ness enhancement and commu-
nity involvement and have enjoyed
successful partnerships on many
, events, such as Lake City's Fourth
of July Fireworks Celebration,
the Political Candidate Forums
televised by Florida Gateway
College and the Dale Carnegie
Management Course.
"We believe strong partner-
ships enhance our business com-
munity," Wilson said. "It's our
job at the Lake City Reporter to
be an advocate for Lake City and
Columbia County. We believe in

giving back to our community
and we do it"
Folsom said the partnership
continues to be a good fit for the
"The Chamber could not be
more pleased that we are able
to again work with the Lake City
Reporter," she said. "It is a win for
the Chamber, it is a win for our
members, but most importantly,
it is a win for our community."
For information on adver-
tising in the 2012 Community
Information Guide, contact
the Lake City Reporter at (386)
752-1293 or the Chamber of
Commerce at (386) 752-3690.


Harriette Ann Dunn
Harriette Ann Dunn, 81, died on
Sunday, August 14, 2011 at The
Health Center of Lake City, af-
ter an extended illness. She was
a native of Live Oak, Florida
but had lived in Lake City for
the past 55 years. She was the
daughter of the late Harry and
Bennie (Lancaster) Kunert of
Live Oak. She was a caring
wife, mother, grandmother &
great grandmother who loved
to sew, read, fish, play golf,
watch sports, and spend time
with her family. She was a faith-
ful member of the First United
Methodist Church of Lake City.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Ricky Kunert, her
sister, Eileen Martin and her
son, Youris Malone Dunn Jr.
Survivors include her loving
husband of 62 years, Youris M.
Dunn Sr. of Lake City, FL;
daughter, Ann (Mal) Henson of
Lake City, FL; grand daughter,

Caylyn (Jeromie) Wade, great
grand daughter, Jay-
cie Wade also survive.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thurs-
day, August 18, 2011 at the
First United Methodist Church
with Pastor Jeff Tate officiating.
Visitation with the family was
from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening, August
17, 2011 at the funeral home.
FUNERAL home, 3596 South
U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City,
FL 32025, (386) 752-1954 is
in charge of arrangements.
Please sign our guestbook at
www.gatewayforestlawn. corn

Kathy Bishop Smyth
Kathy Bishop Smyth of
Ft. White, FL, passed away on
August 17, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. at
Haven Hospice in Lake City
after a brief illness.

"Mrs. Kathy" as she was com-
monly known, was born October
21, 1951 in Lake City, FL. She
was a 1969 graduate of Colum-
bia County High School and a
1971 graduate of St. Petersburg
Community College. She was
a licensed Physical Therapist
Assistant for 27 years. She was
the first LPTA selected to attend
the National Physical Therapy
Conference in the 1970s. For the
past 11 years she had been em-
ployed and dedicated to the Ft.
White Library and the children's
program there. She loved go-
ing to the local daycares every
Thursday for story time and was
always creating new puppets
to go along with the stories.
She was a member of Hopeful
Baptist Church. Her faith was
strong and she loved the Lord
Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death
by her father, Charles Wilson
Bishop and mother, Ruby
Catherine Dennison Bishop.

Kathy is survived by two
sons, Patrick Owen Smyth of
Ft. White and Shawn Dennison
Smyth (Ellen Griner Smyth);
two grandsons, Bryant Joseph
Smyth and Caleb Shawn Smyth
of Lake City, FL. She is also sur-
vived by her sister, Robbie Sue
Walker and niece, Shannon Irene
Knisley, 3 great nieces, 1 great-
great niece, and very special
friends, Joe and CeCe Smyth.
A memorial service will be held
on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at
11 a.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church
in Lake City, FL. In lieu of flow-
ers, please make donations to Su-
wannee Valley Haven Hospice.
Arrangements made by ICS
AL HOME of Lake City, FL.

Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.

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Tornado-stricken Joplin goes back to school

Associated Press

trophy case by the front
entrance is nearly empty.
Classroom walls are largely
bare, and unopened boxes
of textbooks, computer
monitors and other equip-
ment remain scattered
throughout the building.
Signs of unfinished busi-
ness remain at what is now
Joplin High's upper-level
campus a converted
big-box retail store at the
city's mall, well outside the
worst-hit areas from a late
May tornado that killed
160 people, injured hun-
dreds more and destroyed
thousands of buildings,
including the city's only
public high school.
On Wednesday, as
Joplin students and teach-
ers went back to school
less than three months
after country's single
deadliest tornado in six
decades cut the previ-
ous school year short, no
one seemed to mind the
After months of hauling
debris, attending friends'
funerals, watching end-
less TV images of their
destroyed school and try-
iig to put their lives back
together, it was finally time
tb get back to what.passes
far normal in Joplin.
S"You can't pretend like
npthing happened," said
English teacher Brenda
1White. "But everything is
s new here. Every single
thing that is this school is
*%w and different
S"It's going to take a
while to build everything
back, but books are a
good start," she said while
stocking her classrooms
with copies of The Great
Gatsby, The Kite Runner
and other literary staples,
past and present.
'The school system was
hit- especially hard by the'
May 22 tornado. Seven stu-
dents and one employee
were among the victims,
including a senior pulled
from his car by vicious
Winds on his way home
from Joplin High's Sunday
afternoon graduation cere-
mony. Six school buildings
were destroyed, including
Jdplin High. Seven other
buildings were badly dam-
School district leaders
quickly realized that they
would play an outsized role
in Jqplin's recovery, for rea-
sons symbolic as much as
practical. They expanded
the hours and locations of
summer school, well aware
that the community's chil-
dren needed a reassuring
routine and their par-
ents the time to deal with
insurance agents, contrac-
tors and social service
They cobbled together
a hodge-podge of tempo-
rary locations for fall class-
es, from the old Shopko
store at Northpark Mall
to the recently-vacated
Missouri Department of
Transportation district
office where the superin-
te ident and other admin-
istrators now work. Rival
elementary schools com-
bined, and a middle school
found space in an indus-
trial park.
Even in a corner of the
.country where hard work
is cherished, the swift-
ness of the transforma-
tion was striking, White
"I've always known peo-
ple are strong here. But
this has really brought it
home," she said. "People
are so strong. They just
get up, dust off and go to
work. That's what we do
Students arrived at the

"mall school" Wednesday
morning to a bevy of well-
wishers holding Joplin
High signs and lining the
entrance road. Some met
in modular classrooms,
right next to a row of con-
crete-lined storm shelters.
Others lingered in the hall-
ways, reuniting with old

Juniors Cathrine Parry, left, and Allison Hankins compare schedules on the first day of school at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in
Joplin, Mo. on Wednesday. School started on time in the district nearly three months after an EF-5 tornado destroyed six schools and damaged four others
along with killing 160 people and devastating a third of the city.

Book claims Coco Chanel was Nazi spy

AP Fashion Writer

PARIS Coco Chanel:
A fashion icon whose name
has become shorthand
for timeless French chic,
a shrewd businesswoman
who overcame a childhood
of poverty to build a luxury
supernova and ... a Nazi
A new book by a Paris-
based American historian
suggests Chanel not only
had a wartime affair with a
German aristocrat and spy,
but that she herself was
also an agent of Germany's
Abwehr military intelli-
gence organization and a
rabid anti-Semite.
Doubts about Chanel's
loyalties during World War
II have long festered, but
"Sleeping with the Enemy:
Coco Chanel's Secret War"
goes well beyond those pre-
vious allegations, citing as
evidence documents culled
from archives around the
The book, published in
the U.S. on Tuesday by
Knopf, has ruffled feath-
ers in France, where the
luxury industry is a pillar
of the economy and Chanel
is widely regarded as the
crowning jewel.
The House of Chanel was
quick to react, saying in a
statement that "more than
57 books have been written
about Gabrielle Chanel. ...
We would encourage you
to consult some of the more
serious ones."
Hal Vaughan, an 84-year-
old World War II veteran
and longtime journalist
who previously wrote two
other history books, insists
that he is serious. "Sleeping
with the Enemy" is the fruit
of more than four years of
intense labor born out of an
accidental find in France's
national police archive, he
"I was looking for some-
thing else and I come
across this document say-
ing 'Chanel is a Nazi agent,
her number is blah, blah,
blah and her pseudonym
is Westminster,'" Vaughan
told The Associated Press.
"I look at this again and I

This undated photo shows French fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, a fashion icon whose name has become short-
hand for timeless French chic, at an undisclosed location. A new book published in the U.S on Tuesday by Knopf suggests
Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but that she herself was also an agent of Germany's
Abwehr military intelligence organization and a rabid anti-Semite.

say, 'What the hell is this?' I
couldn't believe my eyes!
"Then I really started
hunting through all of the
archives, in the United
States, in London, in Berlin
and in Rome and I come
across not one, but 20, 30,
40 absolutely solid archival
materials on Chanel and her
lover, Baron Hans Gunther
von Dincklage, who was a
professional Abwehr spy,"
Vaughan said.
Born in 1883 in a hospice
for the poor in France's

western Pays de la Loire
region, Gabrielle Chanel
had remade herself into
the famed couturiere and
proudly independent Coco
Chanel by the outbreak of
World War II. During the
conflict, she holed up with
von Dincklage a dashing
German officer 12 years
her junior who was one
in her long string of lov-
ers in Paris' Ritz Hotel,
which was then under Nazi
The book alleges that in

1940, Chanel was recruited
into the Abwehr her
nom de guerre borrowed
from another of her lovers,
the Duke of Westminster.
A year later, she traveled
to Spain on a spy mission
- on condition that the
Nazis release her nephew
from a military internment
camp and later went to
Berlin on the orders of a
top SS general, the book
It also suggests that
Chanel's alleged anti-

Semitism pushed her to
try to capitalize on laws
allowing for the expropria-
tion of Jewish property to
wrest control of the Chanel
perfume lines from the
Wertheimer brothers, a
Jewish family who'd helped
make her Chanel No. 5 a
worldwide best-seller.
The Chanel statement
refuted the claim, although
it added that company offi-
cials have yet to read the
book and had only seen
media excerpts.

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Do-it-yourself battlefield medicine

Saving lives in
the heat.of
the moment.

AP Medical Writer

Army Ranger Leroy Petry's
hand was blown off by a
grenade as he was saving
his comrades in battle, he
knew just what to do. He
used.his remaining hand to
twist a tourniquet around
his arm to avoid bleeding
to death.
Sgt. 1st Class Petry,
awarded the Medal of
Honor last month, was with
a regiment trained in do-
it-yourself battlefield treat-
ment. That kind of quick
care on the field led to a
92 percent survival rate for
the regiment over more
than seven years, a study
Of the 32 deaths, just one
had wounds considered
potentially survivable, in
this case massive bleeding.
That Ranger died from post-
surgery complications.
The study found a 3 per-
cent death rate from poten-
tially survivable causes in
the 75th Regiment between
October 2001 and April
2010. That compares with
a 24 percent rate in a previ-
ously reported set of U.S.
military-deaths in Iraq and
Afghanistan, which includ-
ed troops who didn't have
the Ranger-style training,
the study-authors said.
Petry "is a prime exam-
ple of how this works," said
lead author Dr. Russ Kotwal.
of the Special Operations
Command at Fort Bragg,
N.C. President Barack
Obama awarded Petry his
medal in a ceremony where
he shook the Ranger's new
robotic hand.
Historically, about 90
percent of combat-related
deaths have occurred in the
field, before troops reached
a medical facility. Mindful of
that, the Rangers adopted a

President Barack Obama awards U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. Petry, who,
received the honor for bravery in Afghanistan, losthis right hand when attempting to throw back an enemy grenade aimed at his group. He self-administered
first-aid that saved his life, part of a major shift in managing war wounds that new research shows has had success in theArmy's major raid force.

new approach more than
a decade ago, focusing on
certain types of injuries,
after a review of casualties
in previous wars.
The idea is straightfor-
ward: There aren't enough,
doctors or medics to treat,
battlefield wounds, so,
Rangers must be equipped
with their own first aid
devices and trained to use
"If you can't do it to
yourself, then you grab
somebody to do it for you,"
Kotwal said.
The study, published
Monday in Archives
of Surgery; details the
Rangers' approach, which
also has 'been adopted in

some other parts of the
The Rangers are part
of the Army's Special
Operations Command.
They undergo training over
a couple of days in how to
treat battlefield wounds.
The focus is immediate-
ly treating the three main
types' of "potentially sur-
vivable" injuries: extreme
bleeding from arms or legs,
collapsed lungs from chest
trauma, and airway block-
age, including blood or tis-
sue caught in the throat.
Soldiers are equipped
* with tourniquets, special
wound dressings and nee-
dles used to treat major
* chest injuries. Their medi-

cal training is considered
"as important as shooting,"
said Dr. John Holcomb, the
study's senior author.
'To really inculcate this
training and mentality into
the entire regiment takes a,
couple of years," Holcomb
Master Sgt. Harold
Montgomery, a medic, said
he's "an absolute believer"
in the approach.
He said he has seen non-
medics administer treat-
ment without qualms. "The
one time you see them flus-
tered" 'is treating severe
chest wounds, which can
cause air to fill the chest
cavity and collapse the
lungs. Treatment "is stick-

ing a big needle into some-
body's chest" to deflate the
air build-up. "It can quickly
save a life," but non-medics
sometimes seek assurance
from more medically expe-
rienced comrades about
when it's really needed,
Montgomery said.
Causes of injuries and
deaths examined in the
study included explo-
sive devices and gunshot
wounds,, which account-
ed for half of the deaths.
Most battlefield treatment
focused on controlling
bleeding and non-medical
personnel applied 42 per-
cent of the tourniquets.-
The approach studied
teaches soldiers "to take a

deep breath" in the middle.
of combat and "fall back
on a basic set of concepts
and. maneuvers.. shown, by.
this study to increase sur-
vival of those wounded,"
said Dr. Todd Rasmussen,
an Air Force surgeon who
is the deputy commander
of the U.S. Army, Institute
of Surgical Research in San
Antonio, Texas.
It is being. adopted ir
some military settings
and by police in nonmili-
tary settings, "to overcome
the chaos of these types
6f events, whether it is an
explosion on the battlefield
or a live shooter at a mall,"
Rasmussen said. He was
not involved in the study.

Rise in Iraqi C-sections worries doctors

Associated Press

BAGHDAD Cesarean
sections have jumped in
Iraq in recent years -
accounting .for 79 percent
of births at private hospi-

tals worrying health
officials who say doctors
are pushing women into
unnecessary surgeries with
potentially serious conse-
quences in order to make
more money.
The rise in C-sections

is primarily due to private
hospitals, where patients
pay out of pocket. Private
hospitals handled about 10
percent of births in 2010,
officials said. But as Iraq's
economy improves and
more people opt for private

hospitals, the rate of C-sec-
tions is expected to climb.
It's already having reper-
cussions for women and
Iraq's overburdened health
care system. Doctors
report longer medical stays
for wor.en who undergo

cesareans, more women
needing blood transfusions
and suffering from infec-
tions, and babies with seri-
ous breathing problems.
Although C-sections can
save lives when they are
necessary, Adel Muhsen,
the Health Ministry's
inspector general, say doc-
tors' greed is often behind
the decision for the sur-
gery. At private hospitals,
C-sections cost two to three
times as much as vaginal
"When I accompany my
own patients to private
hospitals, I see disastrous
things there," said gyne-
cologist Ulfat al-Nakkash,
the general director of
Alwiyah Maternity hospital

in Baghdad. "The gang-like
medical staff there fight
each other over patients to
do C-sections and get the
The rate of C-sections
in Iraq has climbed from
18 percent in 2008 to 32
percent in 2010. That's on
par with the U.S. rate of
about 30 percent, but far
higher than the global aver-
age of 15. percent, accord-
ing to the World Health
Even public hospitals,
which are virtually free to
patients, have been open-
ing private wings where a
slightly better level of ser-
vice is available for a
DOCTORS continued on 8A

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Tobacco companies

sue over new labels

Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. Tobacco compa-
nies want a judge to put a stop to new
graphic cigarette labels that include the
sewn-up corpse of a smoker and pictures
of diseased lungs, saying they unfairly
urge adults to shun their legal products
and will cost millions to produce.
Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco
companies sued the federal government
Tuesday, saying the warnings violate their
free speech rights.
"Never before in the United States have
producers of a lawful product been required
to use their own packaging and advertising
to convey an emotionally-charged govern-
ment message urging adult consumers
to shun their products," the companies
wrote in the lawsuit filed in federal court
in Washington.
The companies, led by RJ. Reynolds
Tobacco Co., Lorillard Tobacco Co., said
the warnings no longer simply convey
facts to allow people to make a decision
on whether to smoke. They instead force
them to put government anti-smoking
advocacy more prominently on their packs
than their own brands, the companies say.
They want a judge to stop the labels.
The FDA refused to comment, saying
the agency does not discuss pending liti-
gation.. But when she announced the new
labels in June, Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called them
frank and honest warnings about the dan-
gers of smoking.
The FDA approved nine new warnings
to rotate on cigarette packs. They will be
printed on the entire top half, front and
back, of the packaging. The new warnings
also must constitute 20 percent of any

cigarette advertising. They also all include
a number for a stop-smoking hotline.
One warning label is a picture of a corpse
with its chest sewed up and the words:
"Smoking can kill you." Another label has
a picture of a healthy pair of lungs beside
a yellow and black pair with a warning that
smoking causes fatal lung disease.
The lawsuit said the images were manip-
ulated to be especially emotional. The
tobacco companies said the corpse photo
is actually an actor with a fake scar, while
the healthy lungs were sanitized to make
the diseased organ look worse.
The companies also said the new labels
will cost them millions of dollars for new
equipment so they can frequently change
from warning to warning and designers to
make sure the labels meet federal require-
ments while maintaining some distinction
among brands.
Joining R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard in
the suit are Commonwealth Brands Inc.,
Liggett Group LLC and Santa Fe Natural
Tobacco Company Inc. Altria Group Inc.,
parent company of the nation's, largest
cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, is not
a part of the lawsuit.
The free speech lawsuit is a differ-
ent action than a suit by several of the
same companies over the Family Smoking
Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The
law, which took affect two years ago,
cleared the way for the ,more graphic
warning labels, but also allowed the FDA
to limit nicotine. The law also .banned
tobacco companies from sponsoring ath-
letic or social events and prevented them
from giving away free samples or branded
A federal judge upheld many parts of the
law, but the companies are appealing.

In this combo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
shows two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012.



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Specializing in adult medical care including:

DOCTORS: Concern over practices
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price. Officials say women
there are also encouraged
to have C-sections.
Almost 26 percent of
Iraqi women giving birth
at public hospitals do so via
C-section, according to the
2010 health report for the,
Iraqi Health Ministry.
It wasn't clear whether
private hospitals treated
more high risk pregnan-
cies, which could account
for the higher rate of C-sec-
tions. But officials said thee
common factor between
women at private hospitals
was their ability to pay.
In a private hospital, a
natural childbirth can cost
between 300,000 Iraqi dinar
to 400,000 Iraqi dinar ($250
to $330) while a C-section
can cost between 600,000
to 1,000,000 ($510 to $850).
Other countries face
their own debates about C-
sections. In the U.S. a con-
troversy surrounds elective
C-sections, or those that are
not medically necessary.
Some women fear a long,
painful labor and the poten-
tial side effects. Others
have tried so hard to get
pregnant, and they believe
a C-section is safer for the
baby. Some want to be able
to control their delivery
C-sections take a longer
recovery time than vaginal
births. Like any major sur-
gery, they also pose some
major health problems
including risk of blood clots

and inflammation and infec-
tion of the uterus lining.
Babies delivered via C-sec-
tion can also have breath-
ing problems.
Officials at private hospi-
tal say it is not greed that's
driving the C-section boom
but the patients them-
selves. Dr. Aseel Ahmed
Salman from the al-Jarrah
private hospital in Baghdad
acknowledged the higher
risks of C-sections but said
many patients are unedu-
cated, don't know the risks
and just want the process
over with.
"They cannot endure
pain. They want the easy
way. They are not even
encouraged by their own
families or mothers," to
have a vaginal childbirth,
she said. "The mothers of
these wives, most of the
time, come to us crying
and requesting cesareans'
for their daughters because
they cannot endure seeing
their daughters in pain."
There seems to be little
plan to try to lower the C-
section rate in Iraq, in part
because after eight years of
war the government's atten-
tion has been o0 much more
basic needs. Also, the deci-
sion on whether to have a
C-section is perceived as an
extremely personal choice.
Muhsen, from the Health
Ministry, said the decision
is between a woman and
her doctor, and the govern-
ment cannot interfere.

Mohammed is not plan-
ning to have any more chil-
dren out of fear she'll have
to undergo another C-sec-

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Players can join
team Monday
Any student
interested in playing
football at Richardson
Middle School can come
out for the team's
practice from 3:30-6 p.m.
For details, call Joey
O'Neal at (386) 344-1587.
Car wash set
for Saturday
The Columbia High
swim team has a car
wash fundraiser from
8 a.m. to noon Saturday
at the First Federal Bank
of Florida parking lot in
front of Lake City Mall.
All donations will go to
providing suits for the
Columbia High's swim
team is hosting a Purple/
Gold swim meet on
Aug. 27 and all alumni
are invited to swim. The
public also is invited. The
meet begins at 9 a.m.
For details, call
Stephanie Polhamus at
Little League
registration set
Lake City Parks and
Recreation Department's
youth football (ages
8-13) registrationis-'i< *
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and Aug. 27 at Teen
Town Recreation Center.
A parent or guardian
must accompany the
child and a birth
certificate or copy is
required. Cost is $40 per
player and two groups
are offered: Junior
Midget (8-10 with some
weight restrictions) and
Midget (10-13 with some'
weight restrictions).
For details, call
Heyward Christie at

Lake City, CYFA
offer free camp
Lake City Parks and
Recreation Department
and Columbia Youth
Football Association are
sponsoring a free
football camp at
Memorial Stadium from
9 a.m. to noon
Aug. 27. All boys and
girls ages 7-14 are
eligible to attend. Lunch
will be provided and
each child will receive a
T-shirt. The Columbia
High coaching staff is
conducting the camp.
Registration is weekdays
at Teen Town Recreation
Center and Saturday.
For details, call
Scrimmage at
Memorial Stadium
Lake City Pop Warner
Football is sponsoring
four scrimmage
fundraising games today
at Memorial Stadium.
Admission is $2.
Game schedule:
6:30 p.m. Tiny
Mites, Lake City vs.
Santa Fe;
7:15 p.m. Mitey
Mites, Lake City vs.
Santa Fe;
' 8 p.m. --Jr. Pee
Wees, Lake City vs.
Santa Fe;
8:45 p.m. Pee
Wees, Lake City vs.

* From staff reports

This April 16 file photo shows Sebastian the Ibis, the Miami Hurricanes' mascot, leading the
team on to the field for a spring NCAA college football game, at Lockhart Stadium in Fort
Lauderdale. Convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports he provided extra
benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010. His claims
involve several current players, but coach Al Golden said it was too soon to take disciplinary


FortWhite returns
much of the
coaching staff.
White High football enters
the 2011 with only a few
changes in its coaching
Head coach Demetric
Jackson will be in his fifth
season at the helm. Jackson
is 26-18 at Fort White and
his Indians have made the
playoffs in three of the four
Athletic Director John
Wilson is on the football
staff where he works with
the running backs.
Ken Snider returns as
defensive coordinator,
as does Isiah Phillips as
coach of the wide receivers.
Snider and Phillips repre-
sent the old guard. Both
were on the staff of head
coach Mike Hunter in 2000,
the first year of Fort White
Rick Bicknell and
Dan Marsee also return.
Bicknell coaches the defen-
sive backs, while Marsee
has moved from working
with defensive backs to the
offensive line.
Kendyll Pope and Chris
Martinez will coach the out-
side linebackers and inside

NCAA: We've been

investigating Miami

for five months

School being
looked at for
possible violation.
Associated Press
NCAA said Wednesday it
has been investigating the
relationship between a con-
victed Ponzi scheme artist
and the University of Miami
for five months, and the alle-
gations -' if true show
the need for "serious and
fundamental change" in col-
lege sports.
Former booster Nevin
Shapiro, now serving 20
years in federal prison,
claims, he treated players
with sex parties, nightclub
outings, cars and other gifts.
Shapiro told Yahoo Sports
he provided improper ben-
efits to 72 football players

and other athletes at Miami
from 2002 to 2010.
"If the assertions. are
true, the alleged conduct
at the University of Miami
is an illustration of the need
for serious and fundamen-
tal change in many critical
aspects of college sports,"
NCAA president Mark
Emmert said in a state-
The Hurricanes' entire
football team took the prac-
tice field Wednesday, even
though Shapiro's claims
involve several current
players. Coach Al Golden
said it was too soon to take
disciplinary action.
The Hurricanes open
their season Sept. 5 against
"Everybody is practic-
ing," said Golden, who is in
his first season as Miami's
MIAMI continued on 3B


Fort White High head coach Demetric Jackson (center left) talks with quarterback Andrew Baker during a game last season
as other coaches look on.

linebacker, respectively.
Jackson's college roomie,
Shea Showers, is back with
Fort White after a stint as

head coach at Santa Fe.
Showers will coach the
defensive backs.
Wayne Exum, Gary

Williams and Gator Exum
are back to primarily work
with the junior varsity. They
are joined by Elvin Sheppard

and Blaine Crews.
Alyssa Sotomayor is the
new athletic trainer from
the University of Florida.

Influence game:

Picking a college

football champ

In this June 30 file photo, comedian Stephen Colbert (left) confers with his attorney Trevor
Potter (center) as Matthew Sanderson looks on at right, as they appeared before the Federal
Election Committee (FEC) in Washington. Playoff PAC, which wants to change how the
national college football champion is crowned had little success with its first strategy, raising
money to elect lawmakers friendly to its cause of establishing a playoff system. It's made
itself relevant, though, with another tactic investigating the current bowl-game system and
filing complaints about corruption and waste.

Political action
committee wants
to change game.
Associated Press
political action committee
that wants to change how
the national college football
champion is crowned had
little success with its first
strategy, raising money to
elect lawmakers friendly to
its cause of establishing a
playoff system. It's made
itself relevant, though, with

another tactic investigat-
ing the current bowl-game
system and filing com-
plaints about corruption
and waste.
By obtaining public
records, analyzing tax fil-
ings and mounting an
aggressive public relations
campaign, Playoff PAC has
repeatedly put the Bowl
Championship Series on
the defensive, despite rais-
ing less than $20,000 in
nearly two years and failing
to make a single campaign
PAC continued on 3B




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ESPN -World Series, opening round,
Taiwan vs. Mexico, at South Williamsport,
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Billings, Mont. vs. Rapid City, S.D., at South
Williamsport, Pa.
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ESPN2 World Series,
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Warner Robins, Ga., vs. Lafayette, La., at
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MLB L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee
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MLB Regional coverage, San
Francisco at Atlanta or Arizona at
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ESPN2 MLS, D.C. United at
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AL standings

East Division
W L Pct GB
NewYork 74 46 .617 -
Boston 74 48 .607 I
Tampa Bay 66 56 .541 9
Toronto 62 60 .508 13
Baltimore 47 73 .392 27
Central Division
W L Pct GB
*Detroit 65 57 .533 -
Cleveland 60 58. .508 3
Chicago 61 60 .504 3%'
Minnesota 53 68 .438 II C
Kansas City 50 73 .407 15'%
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 71 52 .577 -
Los Angeles 65 58 .528 6
Oakland 54 68 .443 16'%
Seattle 53 68 .438 17
Tuesday's Games
Boston 3,Tampa Bay I, Ist game
Detroit 7, Minnesota I
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2, 2nd game
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland 7,
14 innings
N.YYankees 9, Kansas City 7
Oakland 8, Baltimore 4
Texas 7, LA. Angels 3.
Toronto 13, Seattle 7
Wednesday's Games
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 0
Oakland 6, Baltimore 5
Minnesota at Detroit (n)
Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (n)
N.Y.Yankees at Kansas City (n)
Texas at LA.Angels (n)
Toronto at Seattle (n)
Today's Games
Boston (Beckett 9-5) at Kansas City
(Hochevar 8-9), 8:10 p.m.
Cleveland (Masterson 9-7) at Chicago
White Sox (Humber 8-8), 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 16-7) at
Minnesota (Duensing 8-11), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (C.Lewis I11-8) at LA. Angels
(Weaver 14-6), 10:05 p.m.
.Toronto (R.Romero 11-9) at Oakland
(Cahill 9-1 ), 10:05 p.m.
Friday's Games
Cleveland at Dptroit, 7:05 p.m.
Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Boston at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
N.Y.Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
Texas at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Baltimore at LA.Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Toronto at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

NL standings

East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 78 42 .650 -
Atlanta 72 51 .585 7%
New York 59 63 .484 20
Washington 58 62 .483 20
Florida 57 65 .467 22
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 72 5 I .585 -
St. Louis 65 58 .528 7
Cincinnati 59 63 .484 12',
Pittsburgh 58 63 .479 13
Chicago 54 69 .439 18
Houston 39 84 .317 33
West Division
Arizona 69 53 .566 -
San Francisco 66 57 .537 3'A
Colorado 57 67 .460 13
LosAngeles 55 66 .455 13's

San Diego 55 69 .444 15
Tuesday's Games
Arizona 3, Philadelphia 2
Washington 6, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 4, 11 innings
Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1, 11 innings
Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 5
Milwaukee 2, L.A. Dodgers I
Florida 6, Colorado 5
San Diego 6, N.Y Mets I
Wednesday's Games
Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3
N.Y. Mets at San Diego (n)

Arizona at Philadelphia (n)
Cincinnati atWashington (n)
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (n)
San Francisco at Atlanta (n)
LA. Dodgers at Milwaukee (n)
Florida at Colorado (n)
Today's Games
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 14-5) at
Milwaukee (Estrada 3-7), 2:10 p.m.
Arizona (I.Kennedy 15-3) at
Philadelphia (Worley 8-1), 705 p.m.
Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-9) atWashington
(Zimmermann 7-10), 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Lincecum 11-9) at
Atlanta (Minor 2-2), 7:10 p.m.
Florida (Vazquez 7-10) at San Diego
(Stauffer 7-9), 10:05 p.m.
Friday's Games
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Arizona at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
LA. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
Florida at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

Little League

At South Williamsport, Pa.
(Double elimination)
GREAT LAKES, LaGrange, Kent; MID-
Rapid City, S.D.; NEW. ENGLAND,
Cumberland, R.I.; NORTHWEST, Billings,
Mont.; SOUTHEAST, Warner Robins,
Ga.; SOUTHWEST, Lafayette, La.; WEST,
Huntington Beach, Calif.
ASIA-PACIFIC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
CANADA, Langley, British Columbia;
CARIBBEAN, Oranjestad, Aruba;
EUROPE, Rotterdam, Netherlands;JAPAN,
Hamamatsu City; LATIN AMERICA,
Maracay, Venezuela; MEA, Dhahran, Saudi
Arabia; MEXICO, Mexicali.
Game I -Taiwan vs. Mexico, I p.m.
Game 2 Billings, Mont. vs. Rapid
City, S.D., 3 p.m.
Game 3 -Aruba vs. Japan, 5 p.m.
Game 4 Warner Robins, Ga., vs.
Lafayette, La., 8 p.m.
Game 5 Saudi Arabia vs. Canada,
I p.m.
Game 6 Cumberland, R.I., vs.
Huntington Beach, Calif., 3 p.m.
Game 7 LaGrange, Ky. vs. Clinton
County, Pa., 8 p.m.
Game 8 Netherlands vs.Venezuela,
5 p.m.


NFL preseason

New England at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Washington at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. (FOX)
New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.
Tennessee at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Oakland at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at Denver, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Cincinnati at N.Y Jets, 7 p.m.
San.Diego at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m. (ESPN)


Race week

Site: Brooklyn, Mich.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed,
noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30-
5:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed,
10 a.m.-noon); Sunday, race, I p.m. (ESPN,
noon-4:30 p.m.).
Track:Michigan International Speedway
(oval, 2.0 miles).
Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps.
Next race: Irwin Tools Night Race,
Aug. 27, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol,
Online: http://www.nascar.com
Site: Montreal.
Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying;
Saturday, race, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN, 2-6 p.m.).
Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (road
course, 2.709 miles).
Race distance: 200.466 miles, 74 laps.
Next race: Food City 250, Aug. 26,
Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol,Tenn.

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



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VFW 200
Site: Brooklyn, Mich.
Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed,
II a.m.-noon, 1:30-3 p.m.); Saturday, quali-
fying (Speed, 9-10 a.m.), race, 12:30 p.m.
(Speed, noon-3 p.m.).
Track: Michigan International
Race distance: 200 miles, 100 laps.
Next race: O'Reilly Auto Parts 200.
Aug. 24, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol,
Site: Brainerd, Minn.
Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday,
qualifying (ESPN2, II p.m.-I a.m.), Sunday,
final eliminations (ESPN2, 10 p.m.-
12.30 a.m.).
Track: Brainerd International Raceway.
Next race: Mac Tools U.S. Nationals,
Aug. 31-Sept. 5, Lucas Oil Raceway,
Clermont, Ind.
Online: http://www.nhra.com
Next race: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma,
Aug. 28, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
Online: http:/llwww.indycar.com
Next race: Belgian Grand Prix,Aug. 28,
Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps,
Online: http:Jlwww.frmula I.com
Race Showcase, Saturday (ABC, Sunday,
4:30-6 p.m.), Road America, Elkhart Lake,
Wis. Online: http://www.americanlemans.
SERIES: Montreal 200, Saturday (Speed,
7-9:30 p.m.),. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve,
Montreal. Online: http://www.grand-


WNBA schedule

Tuesday's Games
NewYork 69,Washington 66
Connecticut 108, Minnesota 79
Indiana 65, San Antonio 63
Phoenix 81, Seattle 79
Atlanta 84, Los Angeles 79
Today's Games
Connecticut at New York, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


Golf week

Site: Greensboro, N.C.
Course: Sedgefield Country Club
(7,117 yards, par 70).
Purse: $5.2 -million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Today-
'Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday,
1-2:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday,
3-6 p.m.).
Site: North Plains, Ore.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club,
Ghost Creek Golf Course (6,512 yards,
par 71).
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Friday-
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday,
7-9:30 p.m.).
Site: Harrison, N.Y
Course: Westchester Country Club,
West Course (6,980 yards, par 70).
Purse: $2.7 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel' (Today-
Friday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday,
3-6 p.m.).
Site: Celadna, Czech Republic.
Course: Prosper Golf Resort (7,452
yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.16 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Today-Friday,
9 a.m.-noon; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30-
11:30 a.m.).
Site: Overland Park, Kan.
Course: Nicklaus Golf Club at
LionsGate (7,237 yards, par 71)
Purse: $550,000. Winner's share:
Television: None.

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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

Ans: A fL 1fl
(Answers tomorrow)
Answer: With two almost identical drawings, today's
Jumble is this DIFFERENT

Joining tournament director Jamie Albritton (from left), are Suwannee River Breast Cancer
Awareness Association bass fishing tournament winner Tommy Boston, Sydney Martinez
presenting his first-place plaque, Boston's fishing partner Dennis Redd, Natalie Martinez
presenting his first-place plaque, and Suwannee River Breast Cancer Association president
Donnie Feagle.

First cancer fishing

tournament a success

From staff reports

The Suwannee River
Breast Cancer Awareness
Association sponsored a
benefit bass fishing tour-
nament fundraiser for the
organization in June. The
contest drew 59 teams.
Tommy Boston and
Dennis Redd took first-
place honors and the $1,500
prize with 10.19 pounds of
Second place and $500

went to George Plues and
Alan Jennkins; third place
and $350 went to Chris
Starling and Matt Cummings
with 8.62 pounds.
The fourth-place team of
William Brown and Justin
Croft won $227 and cap-
tured the Big Bass award
and $590 with a 4.64 pound
lunker. The fifth-place team
was Donnie Feagle and
Ruben Thomas, who won
$123 with 8.11 pounds of
fish. Dean Jackson finished

sixth, winning $64 with 7.56
pounds of fish;
The event was held at
Clay Landing and 26 teams
weighed in fish; 12 limits
were weighed. Tournament
records indicate 101 total
fish were brought to the
scale with a total weight of
157.79 pounds, and 98 of
the fish were released.
Proceeds from the
fundraiser will be used to
help local residents battling

Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association secretary/treasurer Jamie Albritton
(from left) presents Mandy Phillips with a check as the organization's president,
Donnie Feagle, looks on. Phillips is the first recipient of a Suwannee County Breast Cancer
Awareness Association donation.


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ers 4
6 Bolivia's 4
capital (2 wds.)
11 Like a house 4

12 Make happy
13 Overly ornate 4
15 Dictation pros
16 Seizes the 5
18 Paramedic
19 Towel word
21 Mermaid's 5
22 Noblewoman
23 Rpm measure
25 Hold up
28 Delete a file
30 "Snow" veggie
31 Have bills
to pay
32 Alcott girl
33 Sacred snake
of Egypt
35 Big spoon
37 Poem by Keats

38 Road map info
10 Jeans
41 Cereal grain
42 Day-care
43 Garden-pond
46 Browse
48 Was
contingent on
50 Kind of paste
54 Made a request
55 salts
56 Wasps' homes
57 Messy


1 Golfer's
2 Roswell
3 Snapshot
4 Stimulates
as curiosity
5 Min. fractions
6 Grants approval

Answer to Previous Puzzle


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7 Pub pint
8 Window part
9 Bohr's
10 Hearty

14 Forcibly
15 Parking -
17 Pop up again
19 Went chasing
20 Outward per-
22 Showroom
24 "2001"
25 Cowboy
26 Young hooter
27 Some queens
29 Teacup
34 Got up
36 Try
39 Census info
43 Genghis -
44 Belgian river
45 Calligraphy
46 Revenuers
47 Departs
49 Hear clearly
51 So far -
52 Familiar digit
53 Mantra chants

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Keselowski not so bad anymore

Associated Press

His left racing shoe
untied to ease the pressure
on his sore ankle, Brad
Keselowski limped ever-so-
slightly out of the No. 2
Penske Racing hauler and
plopped down in a direc-
tor's chair.
Another day at the track
was over, but the pain
from his broken ankle and
bruised back wasn't getting
any better.
Not after two sessions of
NASCAR Cup practice over
the grueling, 11-turn road
course at Watkins Glen.
"I'm here and driving, so
it can't be too bad, right?"
Keselowski said with a
pained smile. "It feels bet-
ter, but it definitely doesn't
feel much better than last
weekend. Driving is obvi-
ously, hell on it, but we're
going to tough it out I can
make it work."
Keselowski was injured
during a testing session two
weeks ago when the brakes
on his No. 2 Dodge failed
and he slammed head-on
into a wall at Road Atlanta
that did not have an ener-
gy-absorbing barrier. Data
showed he was traveling
about 100 mph at time of
Since then, he's held
off nemesis Kyle Busch to
win at Pocono and finished
second at Watkins Glen

Brad Keselowski signs autographs for fans before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen
International in Watkins Glen, N.Y on Friday. Excelling despite driving hurt the past two races as the Cup series now heads
to his home state of Michigan almost makes the 27-year-old Keselowski seem like a throwback, if his actions on track hadn't


International on Monday
- one spot ahead of Busch
and just behind winner
Marcos Ambrose in a thrill-
ing green-white-checkered
If not for a bump from
Ambrose, one of the best
road racers in NASCAR,
that nudged him aside at the
end of the race, Keselowski
would have had his third

win of the season on a track
where he was making just
his second Cup start.
"It shows how dedicat-
ed he is," crew chief Paul
Wolfe said. "I don't think
he's going to let anybody
A year ago, Keselowski, a
third-generation racer, was
well on his way to winning
the Nationwide Series title.

But he was struggling might-
ily in his first full season .in
Cup, battling to earn the
respect of his fellow, drivers.
That's all changed this
"I think I'm slowly becom-
ing more competitive, and as
you become more competi-
tive you get more respect
from your competitors
and things just get easier,"

Keselowski said. "You, don't
have to fight so many dif-
ferent things. The biggest
thing overall is just time.
"I'm getting more respect
I don't know how to quan-
tify that, but I just know that
things are getting easier. That
makes you look a lot better
when things get easier."
Excelling while driving
hurtthe pasttwo races made

the 27-year-old Keselowski
seem like a throwback, if
his actions on track already
"Brad came in a little too
worried about all that, con-
cerned that he wasn't going
to be getting it (respect),
and I think that bothered
him," said 18-year Cup vet-
eran Jeff Burton. "Some
people come in and don't
even worry about it You
know at *some point you're
going to have to have
everybody's respect, but
you can't lose sleep over it.
"You've got to go and be
who you are. You've got
to race the way you know
to race. You've got to be
true to who you are, and
you have to understand
that there's consequences
to that, good and bad."
Keselowski's hard-driv-
ing style has repeatedly
made it clear he's no push-
over, and there have been
In just his fifth race at
NASCAR's top level, he
snatched his first victory at
Talladega Superspeedway
when Carl Edwards tried to
block his pass for the win as
they sped to the checkered
Keselowski didn't lift and
the contact with Edwards
sent the No. 99 Ford air-
borne and upside down,
sheet metal spewing in his
wake as the car sailed into
the safety fence in a scary

This Feb. 2 file photo shows Miami head coach Al Golden during an interview in Coral
Gables. Golden says some of his player may have made mistakes that prompted an NCAA
investigation into convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro's role with the program.

MIAMI: Current players also named

Continued From Page L

coach. "If it is determined
somebody broke rules,.
then certainly they'll be
first dealt with. ... As we get
ready for Maryland, hope-
fully we'll swiftly learn if
errors were made. If there
are guys that are going to
have to sit out games, we'll
adjust our practice accord-
Players weren't per-
mitted to speak with the
Last week, Emmert led
a group of university presi-
dents in drafting an out-
line for change in college
sports, including higher
academic standards, a
streamlined rule book and
new parameters for athlet-
ic scholarships. The grotip
included Miami president
Donna Shalala.
"The serious threats
to the integrity of col-
lege sports are one of the
key reasons why I called
together more than 50
presidents and chancellors
last week to drive substan-
tive changes to Division
I intercollegiate athletics,"
Emmert said in his state-
ment Wednesday.
The allegations against
Miami a program that
once reveled in an outlaw
image and dealt with a mas-
sive Pell Grant scandal in
the 1990s have sparked
the latest in a string of
NCAA investigations
involving some of college
football's most high-profile
and successful programs.

In the past 18 months,
football teams at Southern
California, Ohio State,
Auburn, Oregon,
Michigan, North Carolina,
Georgia Tech and
LSU all have been investi-
gated or sanctioned by the
NCAA investigators
were on the Miami campus
this week in the wake of
the allegations by Shapiro,
and have interviewed
Shalala and athletic direc-
tor Shawn Eichorst. He
was sentenced to prison
in June for mastermind-
ing a $930 million Ponzi
scheme, plus ordered to
pay more than $82 million
in restitution to investors.
Shalala said she was
"upset, disheartened, and
saddened by the recent
'We will vigorously pur-
sue the truth, wherever
that path may lead, and I
have insisted upon com-
plete, honest, and transpar-
ent cooperation with the
NCAA from our staff and
students," Shalala said in
a statement "Our counsel
is working jointly with the
NCAA enforcement divi-
sion in a thorough and
meticulous investigation."
Most cases are resolved
in six to seven months, but
more complex investiga-
tions take longer, an NCAA
official said.
Golden said he's eager
to obtain answers quickly,
in part so his players don't

repeat past mistakes.
"If they were exposed
to Mr. Shapiro, clearly we
have to make sure we pre-
vent that going forward,"
Golden said. 'You do that
by getting to the facts.
How did this guy, if he
did, get around our play-
ers like that? As a head
coach, I want to know. I
know our assistant coach-
es want to know. We want
to make sure it never hap-
pens again. It shouldn't
Current Miami play-
ers named by Shapiro as
receiving benefits included
quarterback Jacory Harris,
Ray Ray Armstrong, Travis
Benjamin, Sean Spence,
Marcus Forston, Vaughn
Telemaque, Dyron Dye,
Aldarius Johnson and
Olivier Vernon. Former
Hurricanes quarterback
Robert Marve, now at
Purdue, also was named
by Shapiro, Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports pub-
lished its story Tuesday
afternoon, saying it spent
100 hours interviewing
Shapiro over the span of 11
months and audited thou-
sands of pages of financial
and business records to
examine his claims, some
involving events nearly a
decade ago. The NCAA's
four-year statute of limita-
tions doesn't apply when
there is a pattern of willful
violations that continues
into the past four years.

PAC: Going after NCAA bowl system
Continued From Page 1B

Just last week, the PAC system is not governed by
filed complaints against the the NCAA, which stages
Fiesta Bowl in nine states, playoffs for the lower divi-
claiming that payments sions of football. Non-BCS
the bowl received from an college football rankings,
Arizona visitors bureau for including The Associated
placing teams in hotels, Press' Top 2.5 can select a
and: for other services, different champion.
amounted to "kickbacks-" Playoff PAC and other
Bowl officials strongly critics call the BCS unfair,
denounced the accusations and even though Utah is
as off base, countering moving into one of the
that the arrangement was six powerhouse confer-
not only legal but advanta- ences this year, Sanderson
geous to the schools and hasn't lost his zeal. "By
a spokesman at least one the time Utah committed
school, Connecticut, said to the Pac-12, we'd already
that the university was sat- seen too much," he said.
isfied with the deal it got "Misconduct plagues the
Nonetheless, Playoff. status quo, and we couldn't
PAC had succeeded in put- in good conscience let that
ting an anti-BCS itern on the continue."
agenda of attorneys general The BCS doesn't have a
across the country. political action committee,
When it launched in but it has hardly ceded the
2009, the PAC said its goal political arena to Playoff
was to help elect members PAC. Congressional lobby-
of Congress who would ing reports show that the
pressure college football BCS spent about $100,000
to replace the BCS with in the 'last three-month
a playoff. But the money reporting period, the sec-
didn't flow in, and the group ond quarter of 2011, on
shifted its tactics: focusing "issues related to college
on investigations instead of football playoff.",
donations. Several of the Playoff PAC has filed sev-
PAC's founders and board eral complaints and reports
members are young law- that have attacked three of
years, who donate their the four BCS bowls. The
time arid legal expertise to group's actions include:
their goal of dethroning the 0 Reviewing tax records
BCS. to highlight what it calls
The public face of Playoff excessive salaries and perks
PAC is Matthew Sanderson, to the CEOs of the Fiesta,
a boyish-looking 30-year-old Sugar and Orange Bowls;
campaign finance lawyer in 0 Calling for a probe
Washington who worked into possible wrongdoing at
for John McCain's 2008 the Fiesta Bowl, based on
presidential campaign. He reporting by The Arizona
and fellow attorney Trevor Republic, which triggered
Potter teamed up to rep- an investigation by the
resent Stephen Colbert Arizona attorney general's
before the Federal Election office that is still ongoing.
Commission, prompting The allegations were also
the comedian to crack that looked at by a special com-
the two lawyers "will go mittee established by the
down with the greats of bowl, which went on to
American duos: Lewis and document apparently illegal
Clark, Sacco and Vanzetti, campaign contributions and
Harold and Kumar." inappropriate spending,
Sanderson is a graduate leading to the firing of CEO
of Utah, which was denied John Junker.
a chance to play for the 0 Using public records
national championship in requests to show that
2009 despite going unde- nine of the 11 members
feated. That helped moti- of an NCAA panel voting
vate him and his friends to on whether to revoke the
start Playoff PAC. Fiesta Bowl's license had
Under the BCS, the cham- attended a bowl-sponsored
pions of the six powerhouse retreat that included free
conferences have automatic meals, resort rooms and
bids to play in top-tier bowl golf outings. (The panel let
games, while the other five "the bowl keep its license,
conferences don't. The but put it on one year's pro-
teams ranked No. land No. bation.)
2 under a formula devised Through these and other
by the BCS play in a nation- revelations, the PAC has
al title game. Notably, the been effective in generat-

ing media exposure, which
has given it a voice even
without much money.
"We've been successful in
attracting press attention,
not successful in getting
donations," Sanderson said.
"We thought it would be the
BCS executive direc-
tor Bill Hancock said he
thought that the -PAC's
impact on the discussion of
postseason college football-
has been "little to none."
But Scott McKibben,
executive director of the
Rose Bowl the one BCS
bowl that has escaped the
PAC's criticism said the
group has "stirred up the
dust with fans" on the ques-
tion of whether a playoff
would be better than the
"I don't think there's any
question that they have, just
from a pure fan awareness
and media exposure per-
spective, brought that up a
notch or two," he said.
It.didn't start that way. In
2009, ESPN announced the
news of the PAC's forma-
tion with mockery.
"Forget health care,"
ESPN anchor Stan Verrett
said with a dismissive wave
of his hand. "Even when
they're really really 'sick,
you know all people really
want is for their team to get
a fair shot at the title."
The reaction wasn't all
that different at Sanderson's
own law firm. One of
his bosses, partner Joe
Birkenstock, recalled that
some of the other partners
were saying, "Look, isn't
this just a waste of time? We
don't want to start throw-
ing elbows in that corner
of the world. You gotta be
kidding, the college foot-
ball system needs a political
action committee?"
Birkenstock, a for-
mer chief counsel for
the Democratic National
Committee, said that he and
Sanderson argued that it
was an important issue that
many people cared about
Since then, other lawyers
at the firm have contrib-
uted their time to the effort
Birkenstock and fellow
partner, Marcus Owens,
former director of the IRS
exempt organizations divi-
sion, both joined Sanderson
in signing an IRS com-
plaint accusing the Sugar,
Orange and Fiesta bowls of
violating their tax-exempt

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Mom turns daughter's wedding

into a battle with ex-husband

DEAR ABBY: I'm in a
real pickle. My ex-wife,
"Gloria," and I have been
divorced eight years, but
have managed to remain
civil to each other.
Last year, my daughter
had a big birthday party
to which I wanted to bring
a date. Gloria decided
that she would not attend
because it would be "hurt-
ful" to see me with another
woman. After my daughter
called me in tears, I can-
celed my date and went to
the party alone.
Now my daughter is
about to be married and I
want to bring a date to the
ceremony. Again, Gloria
has announced that she will
forgo the pleasure of seeing
our daughter get married
"so I can have my way and
prove to the world I'm able
to get a date." My daughter
is caught in the middle and
wants us both there.
I foresee a host of prob-
lems in the future if Gloria's
behavior continues. My girl-
friend is understanding, but
I wish I could include her in
family activities, especially
one-of-a kind events like
weddings. Your thoughts,
Clearly you have gotten on
with your life and Gloria
hasn't Eight years is a long
time, and by now your ex
should have adjusted to the
fact that you have separate
lives. I, too, foresee a host
of problems in the future

Abigail Van Buren
if you and your daughter
continue to succumb to her
emotional blackmail
One solution would be for
Gloria to bring a companion
of her own to the wedding.
Another would be for you to
sit with your ex during the
ceremony and with your girl-
friend at the reception. But
for Gloria to say that you only
want your girlfriend with you
at family events "so you can
show the world you can get a
date" is hostile.
If you don't assert your-
self and end your ex's game-
playing, what will wind up
happening is you having
to alternate celebrating
milestone events in your
daughter's and eventual
grandchildren's lives.

DEAR ABBY: I like to be
tan. Sometimes I tan out-
side, but often that takes too
long and can be damaging
to the skin, so I opt for self-
tanning lotion. But some
people ask me if I have put
on "fake-n-bake"! I feel this
is rude.
I don't want to have
to explain my desire for
tan legs. I want people to
believe the color is real.
They do look that way, but

because others are pale in
comparison, I get asked
about it How do I reply
without giving myself away?
If people are asking you
about the tan on your legs,
face it, it doesn't look real.
Your problem may be that
you are using the wrong
product Or, if you're using
it only on your legs, that
could be whafs made it
obvious to others. A pos-
sible solution would be to
consult someone who works
in a spray-tanning salon.

DEAR ABBY: My friend,
"Maggie," had her flight
home canceled and asked
me if she could stay at my
place overnight I'm in a
long-distance relationship
and I felt my girlfriend
of seven years would be
uncomfortable with the
arrangement I asked
Maggie to respect that
and offered to book a
hotel room for her instead.
She was offended and
ended our friendship. Do
you think I was wrong?
No, I think you were pro-
tecting what was important
to you your girlfriend's
feelings. And I also think
you made the right choice.
E Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.




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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Follow.your own path.
Physical activity will help
you overcome any urges
you have to argue, meddle
or complain. Socializing
late in the day will help to
enhance your chance for a
little romance. ***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Open up a conversa-
tion with someone you
think can contribute to a
plan you want to pursue.
Take a short trip if it will
help you convince some-
one to do something.
Avoid arguments with co-
workers. -***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Plan to spruce up
your home or initiate
events with your family
using your home enter-
tainment facilities. Doing
things that make you feel
good about who you are
and what you have accom-
plished will enhance your
emotional attitude, as well
as your love life. ****
CANCER (June 21-
July 22): Expect abrupt
behavior from others so
you won't be shocked by
a situation that is emotion-
ally draining and argu-
mentative. Making a rash
decision based on too little
information will lead to
changes that are difficult
to accept and to deal with.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

Eugenia Last

Fill your day with activities
you enjoy. Challenge your-
self and you will succeed.
Love and romance are
heightened. You will feel a
renewed sense of what life
is all about Your charm
and sexual appeal will go a
long way. ******
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): A money deal can help
you gain power. Put what
you have to good use and
you will be able to make
adjustments to your life
that will lower your stress.
Don't donate or lend
money or possessions to
anyone who may let you
down. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct
22): Balance is essential
if you plan to get things
done. Focus on how you
can help others. Love
is highlighted, and get-
ting involved in a group
endeavor or an organiza-
tion with someone you
cherish will help improve
your relationship. Anger
and jealousy will lead to an
emotional mishap. ***
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Too much of every-
thing will be the problem.
Sit back and give your
body, mind and spirit a
chance to rejuvenate. You
will lack the information

you require to make a
good decision. Avoid being
impulsive. ***
Dec. 21): Travel, adventure
and intrigue will highlight
your day. Getting involved
in social affairs will lead
to interesting changes in
your personal life and your
living arrangements. You
will charm anyone you
speak to and attract atten-
tion with your expressive
stories. *****
Jan. 19): Concentrate on
legal and financial matters
that need to be settled
before you can move for-
ward. Don't worry about
someone's complaints when
you know you are in the
right Now is not the time to
give in to idle threats. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): You can make your
dreams come true if you
approach what you want
creatively. Relationships
will flourish, and a chance
to stabilize your financial
or contractual situation is
apparent. Ask for what you
want, and you are likely to
get it and more. ****
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Don't go over the top
to impress someone. An
old friend will introduce
you to someone special.
Go to events held at places
you used to frequent or
attend a reunion. ***


by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
TODAY'S CLUE: M equals Y

PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "We may be on the cusp of a future which could
provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity." Jeremy Rifkin
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Case No.: 2011-768-DR
TO: Timothy M. Nelmes
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that aft action
for Dissolution of Marriage, includ-
ing claims for dissolution of mar-
riage, payment of debts, division of
real and personal property, and for
payments of support, has been filed
against you. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to this action on Stephen
M. Witt, Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is PO Box 2064, Lake City,
Florida 32056, on or before Septem-
ber 8, 2011, and file the original with
the clerk of this court at Columbia
County Courthouse, 135 N. Heman-
do St., Lake City, Florida 32055, ei-
ther before service on Petitioner's at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quired certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
DATED this 10th day of August,
By:/s/Trish Brewington
Deputy Clerk
August 18, 25, 2011
September 1, 8, 2011

The North Florida Broadband Au-
thority ("NFBA") announces a work-
shop and meeting of the NFBA Op-
erations Committee that all interested
persons are invited. to attend. The
NFBA is a legal entity and public
body created pursuant to the provi-
sions of Section 163.01, Florida Stat-
utes, and an Interlocal Agreement
among Baker, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam,
Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wa-
kulla Counties and. municipalities of
Ced -K-ey`,Cfdoss City,- Lake City,
Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White
Springs and Worthington Springs,
Florida. The. NFBA's Operations
Committee workshop will be held
. August 24 and 25, 2011 at 8:00 a.m.
at the 1500 Mahan Drive, 2nd Floor
Conference Room, Tallahassee, FL
the Operations Committee meeting
will be held at 11:00 a.m..on August
25, 2011; at the same location. The
NFBA's Operational Committee
workshop is to review the NFBA
Business Plan and afterwards general
business will be conducted. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision.
made by the NFBA with respect to
any matter considered at the meeting,
such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made, in-
cluding the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans.
with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing special accommodation or an in-
terpreter to participate in this pro-
ceeding or have. any questions please
contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the
NFBA Board at (877) 552-3482 or
(407) 629-6900 at least one (1) busi-
ness day prior to the date of the
August 18, 2011

020 Lost & Found

GOAT. Black & White. Near
Bingo Station on SR 47.
Barbara Bullard 386-752-3284

100 Job
10 0Opportunities
AVON!! Only $10 to start!
Earn bonus $ up to $150+
1-800-275-9945 pin #4206

Is now accepting applications
for the 2011-2012 Rotation
Wrecker List and for the Annual
CCSO Fleet Towing Contract.
Application packets may be
picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri
at the CCSO Operations Center
located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90
East, Lake City, Florida. All
applications must be received by
5pm September 2rd 2011.

Lawn & Landscape Service

J&M LAWN Service & more for
all your outdoor needs. Don't
waste your time or weekend,
Free Estimate. 386-984-2187


other court approved forms-


100 Job
100 Opportunities


Managers and Assistant
Join a team of managers in the
Convenience store business.
Now accepting applications for
qualified people for Lake City.
We offer a competitive salary,
weekly pay, bonus, incentives,
paid holidays, and vacation.
Must have retail experience
and willing to work a
flexible schedule.
Apply at the Lake City
Fast Track Location on
Highway 90 or
Call: 352-494-7549
Fax Resume to: 352-333-1161

Suwannee Valley Grassing, Inc.
is accepting applications for
a valid Class A CDL. Must be
able to work weekends as req'd.
Normal work week is Mon- Fri.
Some out of town work. Apply
in person: 3100 Hwy 441N &
Cason Rd; north of Five Points.
Approx. 0.5 mi south of 1-10,
across from the Target Distribu-
tion Center. All applicants must
pass a pre-employment drug
screen. Females are encouraged
to apply. Applications accepted
until position is filled.

Green Acres Learning Center
seeking childcare employee with
CDA, Apply in person 1126 SW
Main Blvd. No Phone Calls!!
Mechanic needed for Truck shop,
must have own tools, apply
Southern Specialized, 1812 NW
Main Blvd., 386-752-9754
Earn Extra Money
Deliver the liew AT&T Real
Yellow Pages
in the Lake City area. FT/PT,
daily work, quick pay, must be
18 yrs+, have drivers
license & insured vehicle.
(800) 422-1955 Ext. 1
8:00A-4:30P Mon-Fri

Lincare, leading national
respiratory company seeks
friendly, attentive Customer
Service Representative. Phone
skills that provide warm
customer interactions a must.
Maintain patient files, process
doctors' orders, manage
computer data and filing.
Growth opportunities are
excellent. Please fax resume to:
Center Manager (386)754-2795.
Drug-free workplace. EOE.

The Florida Department of
Veterans' Affairs Jenkins
Domiciliary is seeking a
supervisory level R.N. to fill the
position of Senior Registered
Nurse Supervisor. All
applicants must hold a Florida
R.N. license and be certified in
C.P.R. Requirements for all
candidates include a strong,
clinical background, good
communication abilities, and
excellent computer skills. Ideal
candidates will have nursing
management or supervisory
experience. Apply on-line:
Or call Susan Espenship for
more information at
386-758- 0600 x1022
Req #50000426
Closing Date 08/26/2011
The Florida Department of Vet-
erans' Affairs- Jenkins Domicil-
iary is seeking a Human Serv-
ices Counselor. Applicants must
have a Social Work degree, clin-
ical experience as an adult coun-
selor and the ability to monitor,
evaluate and record resident
progress. Applicant must have
excellent computer skills and
strong communication skills.
Apply on-lin:
Or call Amelia Tompkins for
more information at 386-758-
0600 xl010
Req #50000836
Closing Date 8/26/2011

Sewing Machine Operator
with experience,
Good hourly rate
Call Hafners 386-755-6481
StarTech Computer Center
needs help.
Tech & Sales, FT & PT. Exp
only. email bdjitstartech.cc
Wanted energetic, friendly,
sales people to sell Florida
Gateway Resort Memberships.
Please call 386-792-2692
We are seeking a hard working,
self motivated team player to join

our Bryant's Towing & Recovery
team. We are a family business.
You will be Towing light-heavy
duty, performing service calls.
Must work nights & weekends.
Salary depends on experience.
Please call. 386-752-7799

120 Medical
120 Employment

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

RN/LPN FT/PT, with IV access
experience. MUST have
IV certification.
Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl
386-754-3657 or email
to office manager: at

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

240 Schools &
240 Education

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-08/22/10
Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-10/10/11
Continuing education
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or
expresstrainingservices. com

310 Pets & Supplies
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 &
.3 Supplies


361 Farm Equipment
84 Ford 4610 Tractor.
2WD, Solid '
2005 motor,$7,500. OBO

403 Auctions

Sat, August 20, 9:00AM.
291 Pompano Ct. Lake City.
94 American Eagle 38ft Motor
Coach, 01 Dodge 3500 ext cab
4wd dually diesel, tools, garage
.equip., 14x30 storage shed/insu-
lated & AC, mowers. Houseful
of museum quality antiques, 30
cookie jars, McCoy pieces, 20
antique clocks, big screen TV,
air compressor. TOO MUCH
MORE TO LIST. Terms: Cash,
.Checks, VISA/MC, 10% buyer
premium. Directions from US
90: go West 6 miles on Lake
Jeffery Rd to Brinkley (2nd
Rolling Oak entrance) Left on
Brinkley to 1st street on Right.
Elrod Auctions
904-699-7067 AB1698

407 Computers
HP Computer,
386-755-9984 or

408 Furniture
QUEEN BED w/Steel frame.
Box spring, mattress, Sauder
Bookcase headboard. Like new.
$75.00 386-754-1595

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
Multi Family Sale Sat. Aug 20.
10-5. Lake Jeffery Rd. to Rolling
Oaks SD. Look for signs.
386-623-4141. Too Much to List!
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

440 Miscellaneous
2 Forest Lawn Cemetery sites.
$1100. each. Call for more
information. 386-755-9333 til 4
or 755-7773 after 6p

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.

40n Good Things
45 to Eat
Valencia. Graded and washed.
$30.00 a bushel.

460 Firewood
Firewood for Sale. $65. per Truck
Load. Rick 386-867-1039 or Joey
965-0288 if no answer pis leave
message we will call you back.

520 Boats for Sale
1996 SEARAY 175 Bow Rider
1/0. Model 3.0 LX 135 H.P.
Mercruiser. Very low hrs.
W/trailer. $5,995. 386-758-9847

Mobile Home
610 Lots for Rent
Beautiful 3/2 DW, 1 ac, new car-
pet/paint, fenced back yard, double
carport, near college & shopping,
$850 mo 386-697-1013/697-1900

63A Mobile Homes
630 for Rent -
14 Wide, 3/2-$525. mo. + dep.
Clean, Quiet Country Park
Water, septic, garbage incl. NO
PETS! 386-758-2280 References,
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
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 MH 1064 sq ft,remodeled in
small/quiet park, near FGC, Small
pets ok, $500 dep $,550 mo
386-752-1971 or 352-281-2450
Mobile Homes for rent'in
White Springs, Lake City & Ft.
White. Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779

Mobile Homes
640 for Sale

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homes. Call North Pointe
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Champion Home Inspections
Protect Your Investment
With A Professional
Inspection State Licensed
And Insured 386-344-5551
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
Palm Harbor Homes
Red Tag Sale
Over 10 Stock Units Must Go
Save Up To 35K!

650 Mobile Home
& Land
Accredited Real Estate Services
2/2 MH on 4 fenced acres in
O'Brien. MLS 78259. $29,900.
Call Mike 386-288-3596

705 Rooms for Rent
New furnished bedroom apt in a
home, private entrance & bath, in-
cludes utilities, trash, cable, frig &
pest control. $450 mo + dep. Avail
Now. 386-752-2020 SW Lake City

P i n Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent

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

Downtown Location, Clean.
$450 mo, plus Security.
NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456
2/2 w/garage & washer/dryer
hookups. West side of town,
Call for details
2BR/1BA. Close to town.
$565.mo plus deposit.
Includes water & sewer.

Amber Wood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special.
386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com

710 Unfurnished Apt
U For Rent
Beautiful Apt, Large 1 bdrm,
w/inground pool, CHA, details a
bigfloridahome.com .
$650/mo + dep RENTED
Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2
mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Move in Special $199.
Pool, laundry & balcony.
386-754-1800. www.myflapts.com
Furnished or unfurnished 1 or 2
bedroom townhomes on the golf
course. $625-$750. mo. + security.
Includes water. 386-752-9626
Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2br apts., garage, W/D
hookup. patio. $600/700 & up, +
Sec, 386-965-5560 or 344-3715
Greentree Townhouse
Summer special. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com
Large & clean. lbr/1ba apt.
CH/A Ig walk in closet. Close to
town. $395. mo and $350. dep.

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms
Call TODAY 386-462-0656
or visit us at one51lplace.com

Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $199. Limited time. Pets
welcome, with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
386-754-1800. www.myflapts.com
Summer Special! 12th mo Free
w/signed yr lease. Updated, w/ile
floors/fresh paint. Great area.
From $450.+sec. 386-752-9626
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr'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 @
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.JDjsh. Washer/dryer hkup.
386-754-1800. www.mvflapts.com

720 Furnished Apts.
SFor Rent
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly
Studio Apt. Private. Rent incl utilF
cities, Satellite TV, appliances,
(washer/dryer). No pets 386-963-
4767 or 292-0385 Available 9/1,

730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
1/1 Cottage pool access, no pets,
country setting, $675 mo includes
utlilities & cable. $300 sec. Near
SR 47 & 75 386-719-5616
2BR/1BA Kitchen and Den. on
Alachua. $500. mo.
First, security.
2/1 879 Poplar St. $600. mo.
3/2 Highlands Loop $700.mo.
/ 2/1 442 Praire St $650.mo.
All require First and last...
Please leave msg., Only in office
Tues Thur. 8am 4pm
3 BEDROOM house
Close to shopping.
$685.mo $685. dep.
3 br/2ba house, 1206 McFarlane
Avenue. Avail. 9/1/11. $850 me
$400 sec dep. 904-376-0620 or
904-813-8864 for appt. No pets!
3BR/1.5 BA Large lot. Very clean
with storage shed. Quiet area.
$850 mo. + $850. dep.
3br/2ba, on 1 ac, Lake City 2,300
sf, Ig bonus room & detached
garage/wkshop. Quiet, near Ele.
school. $1,150 mo. Pets ok w/dep.
S386-965-0525/941-240-6151 Appt.
4br/2ba CHA Brick, 1200 sqft
lac., Close to FGCC, CR 245A.
Ceramic tile/carpet, $800 mo $800
dep (904)708-8478 App. req'd
Remodeled 3br/2ba Brick. In town
1750 sqft. Lg lot. Includes washed '
dryer, stove, & fridge. Quiet area
$985. mo $985 dep. 386-752-7578
Unfurnished 2 bedroom/1 bath
house on 5 acres. $700.00 per
month. First, last and security
Firm. 386-590-5333
750 Business
1 U Office Rentals
Commercial property. 2100 sqft
bldg. on 1 acre. CH/A. Close to
college and Timco. Call for more
information. 386-867-1190
Downtown corner office space
across from the Courthouse avail.
2000 sqft Newly remodeled.
Excellent condition 386-961-8466
FOR LEASE: Downtown office
space. Convenient to

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Call 386-755-3456
For Lease: E Baya Ave. Two -
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OFFICE SPACE for lease.
Oak Hill Plaza. 900 sqft
$675mo/$695. sec dep.
Tom 386-961-1086 DCA Realtor
SUB SHOP for lease.
All Equip. Avail. Old Willy J's
Across from Wal-Mart

790 Vacation Rentals
Horseshoe Beach RV Lot.
Nice comer Lot with shade trees.
$295. mo Water/electric included
386-235-3633 or 352498-5986
Scalloping Horseshoe Beach Spel
Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock,
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805 Lots for Sale

Must See, Prettiest 10ac Rolling
Pasture Lot in North Fla.
3 mi. W. of Col. City School.
Red. to $6,990 P/A, Financing,
386-752-1364 or 386-965-4340

Foreclosure! 59.98 Ac. Close to
Suwannee River w/boat ramps &
Springs. Ideal parcel for your site
built or manuf. home. $139,000!
MLS# 78083 386-344-7662
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
North Fla Land. 1/2 80 Ac w/Fin.
Counties Columbia, Suwannee,
Gilchrist, Baker, Glades, Polk.
Call for brochure and tens. 7
Days 7 to 7. 386-752-5035 X 3111
A Bar Sales, Inc.
Owner Financing. River comm &,
nature lover's dream in Lee. 15
wooded ac by the Withlacoochee.
Property is already subdivided
MLS 75576 $48,000 623-6896
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810 Home for Sale
0.5 acre tract has 441 (4 lane)
frontage. 1/2 miles from Target
distribution. 2/1.5 currently zoned
residential. MLS#78506 $91,000
R.E.O. Realty Group 867-1271
2 Mobile homes on 5 ac. above
ground pool. (1)1800 sqft. &
(1)1500sqft.$235,000 $139,888
MLS 77552 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
Champion Home Inspections
386-344-5551. Inspections
Starting At $ 249.00 -
Veterans Receive 10% Off
Full Inspection.
3/2 Brick Home w/1 car garage,
Metal roof, porch w/swing, detach
carport $96,000 MLS#77780
Jo Lytte Remax 386-365-2821

810 Home for Sale
3/2 Split floor plan built in 2010
on 2 acres.. Master bath with large
tub & standing shower. Trey ceil-
ings MLS#78520, $114,900
R.E.O. Realty Group 867-1271
4/2 fenced yard,
2 car garage, Fairly new roof &
HVAC Shed, fenced back yard.
MLS#77602, $162,500, R.E.O.
Realty Group 867-1271
Almost 17ac., spacious 3br/2ba
home, paved rd. Near Itchetucknee
Spgs. Pole barn, gated, fenced.
MLS76902 $164,900 Brodi Allred
623-0906. Westfield Realty-Group
Awesome Find! 3br/2ba, 1844sf,
wood floors, French doors to scr
back porch, 40x60 bldg w/office &
workshop, 6.17ac comer lot, 3
sides fenced. #77427 $199,900
Brick Ranch 3/2 Fl room. Side en-
try garage & workshop. 2 sheds.
New AC appl & roof. MLS78442
$114,900. Millard Gillen 365-7001
Westfield Realty Group
Champion Home Inspections
Contact John 386-344-5551
State Licensed
And Insured
Charming 2br/2ba home. Gated
community. REDUCED to
$158,000 MLS78740 Teresa
Spradley 386-365-8343
Hallmark Real Estate
Clean Well maintained 3/2 brick
w/chain link fenced back yard
w/Garage. $120,K MLS78440.
Debbie King 386-365-3886
Hallmark Real Estate
Close to everything. Lg 3br/2ba
brick home. Close to VA & shop-
ping! $189,900 MLS78131 Carrie
Cason 386-623-2806
Westfield Realty Group
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Neat & tidy 2/2, maybe 3/2. New
kitchen counters & tile. Open floor
plan. Mary Brown Whitehurst
965-0887 MLS# 77943 $99,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
10 acres w/well maintained brick
home. 2012 sqft. Open split floor
plan. Lori Giebeig Simpson
365-5678 MLS# 74447 $149,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3br/3ba Spacious home in estab-
lished area. 2414 sqft. Private yard
& patio. Lori Giebeig Simpson
365-5678 MLS# 78175 $159,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3br/2ba. 1590 sqft. Lori Giebeig
Simpson. 365-5678 or
Mary Brown Whitehurst
965-0887 MLS# 74542 $110,000
Country close to town 3/2 Brick 3
ac. Grape arbor & fruit trees, pole
barn, workshop. Metal roof. MLS
78096 $129,900 Ginger Parker
365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate
Country Club Condo 4br/3ba.
Mega storage, roomy kit, 3 porch-
es. $165,000 MLS 78719 Paula
Lawrence 386-623-1973
Hallmark Real Estate.
Deer in your back yard. 3/2 HUD
w/16X48 wrap around scr. porch.
Clean, well maintained, 5 ac.
$72,000 MLS78687 Ginger Parker
365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate
Foreclosure! 3/2 D/WMH boasts
a large kitchen. M/B w/ garden
tub, shower & dbl sinks-New car-
pet-fpl & more-Only $69,995
MLS# 76920. 386-344-7662
Foreclosuret Newer 3/2 DWMH.
Lg rooms, kitchen island, lots of
wdws, master w/garden tub & sep-
arate shower. $74,995
MLS# 74218 386-344-7662
Great 3/2 home w/2346 sq ft
under roof on .67 ac., Creekside
S/D. Big back yard w/plenty of
shade trees. On a cul-de-sac, MLS
77385 $169,900 623-6896
Home for Sale Eastside Village
Realty, Inc. 2 bedroom, 2 bath site
built home with screen porch,
large carport priced just right Call
Denise Bose @ 752-5290
Home in Lake City Country Club.
4/3, renovated. Great for entertain-
ing. Glass doors open to back yaid.
MLS#78637 $184,900
R.E.O. Realty Group 867-1271

810 Home for Sale
Home on 15 ac. w/over 2.500 sqft
home.Very Ig bedrooms w/private
baths. 24x24 workshop $235,000
MLS 77552 Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473
JASPER! 4BR/2.5BA 1,890 SqFt
mfg home on 1 acre where
wildlife is abundant $39,900
INC. 755-5110 #77922
Coldwelt Banker/Bishop Realty
Suwannee Co. 115 ac. Fenced &
cross Fenced. Pasture land, paved
rd. Elaine K. Tolar 386-752-4211
MLS# 77081 $345,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
.97 ac. Centrally located to Lake
City & G'ville. Fenced, planted
pines, pasture. Elaine K. Tolar
752-4211 MLS# 73879 $291,030
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
New home in May Fair. Super area
comer lot. 4br split plan. Versatile
colors. Elaine K. Tolar
755-6488 MLS# 76919 $199,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
240 ac. Farm. Rolling Meadows.
Paved road, great access to Lake
City & G'ville. Elaine K. Tolar
386-752-4211 MLS# 70453
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Suwannee Co. 115 ac. Fenced &
cross fenced. 10 & 20 ac parcels
avail. Elaine K. Tolar 386-752-
4211 MLS# 67766 $448,500
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Brick home in town on lake front.
3br/2ba. New roof & hardwoods.
Glass room w/view Elaine Tolar
755-6488 MLS# 78092 $249,900
Lake front 3/2 custom Western Ce-
dar. Lots of storage space. Private
dock $229,900. MLS# 74681
Jo Lytte-Remax 386-365-2821
Large Home in the Country on
3.66 acres, fireplace, 2 outbldgs,
MLS#76471, $89,900,
Jo Lytte, Remax 386-365-2821
3br/2ba Home 2010 w/garage
on 1/2 acre. Owner Financing
PRICE! 3BR/2BA w/open floor
plan; freshly painted $96,000
INC. 755-5110 #78278
Lofty home on Itchetucknee River,
Wrap around covered decks on
two levels.MustSEE! $375,000
MLS#77006 Jo Lytte
Remax 386-365-2821
Luxury home. 3br/2ba, 20 ac lot.
Cherry cabinets & SS appliances.
Jacuzzi in master br. MLS 78190
$ 374,900 Roger Lovelady 365-
7039. Westfield Realty Group
Mom's gone and House must go.
2 BR/2B, FL rm, deck, 1 car
garage, Eastside Village. $42K
All serious offers will be
considered. (386)454-7197
Motivated Seller. Country area,
paved rd. 3br/2ba manuf home.
New AC & upgraded wdows.
MLS 78027 $84K. Brodie Allred.
623-0906 Westfield Realty Group

810 Home for Sale
pristine condition on 1.39 acres
755-5110 #78345
New Reduced. 4br/2ba plus of-
fice. 2 living & dinig areas. cov-
ered porch. FI rm. Triple garage.
MLS77685 Charlie Sparks 755-
0808 Westfield Realty Group
Nice, large 4/2 on 1 acre
w/florida room, granite floors,
wrap around front porch, $139,900
Brittany Stoeckert Results Realty
386-397-3473 MLS 77292
Owner Financing Avail. with
down pmt. 3br/2ba 2 story brick.
4.6 ac. in ground pool. Lg. work-
shop &2 wells. $150,000.00 obo
Old Wire Rd. (850)728-0782
Owner Financing. 2br/3ba country
home w/wrap around porches, 5ac.
Garage w/workshop. MLS77005
$179,900 Roger Lovelady 365-
7039 Westfield Realty Group
* pool house w/half bath, 2.25
fenced ac. Freshly painted. Split
plan, Large rear deck MLS 78103
$179,900 386-623-6896
w/2,012 SqFt w/living rm & fami-
ly rm $57,000 DANIEL CRAPPS
755-5110 #78680
Private 2 ac parcel away from it
all. Hunting w/no.restrictions.
Make an offer on this 1764 sqft
home that need some TLC.
$109,900, MLS78331. Jay Sears.
867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate
Reduced Price! 3br/1.5 ba. Re-
modeled. Nice area close to VA.
MLS 77599 $69K. Estate Sale,
bring all offers. Josh Grecian 466-
2517 Westfield Realty Group
Remax Professionals Motivated
seller. Spacious brick w/many up-
grades. Newer roof, windows &
Sfixtures.Fenced back yard. MKS
78168 $119,900 Missy Zecher @
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Ranch style
home on 10 ac w/barn & horse
stalls. 4 Ig bedrm + bonus rm. 2
car gar.,MLS 77403 $325K.
Missy Zecher @ 386-623-0237
Rolling Meadows. 4 or 3br/2ba.
Over 1700 sqft. and 1/2 ac lot.
MLS77284 $154,900 Carrie Cason
Westfield Realty Group
Something for Everyone! 3br/2ba,
2706sf, 4.02ac, island kitchen,
Corian counters, det garage, Koi
pond, fish house, green house,
fenced & more. #76255 $247,000
2BR/1BA, 1200sf, .65ac, scr front
porch, steps to deck/dock on Suw.
river, under house parking/storage,
shed & more. #77242 $194,900
Suwannee River Front
granite counters, covered patio,
deck & dock, $349,000
MLS#76336 Jo Lytte at Remax
Professionals. 386-365-2821

810 Home for Sale
mfg home w/formal LR plus fami-
ly rm S84,000 DANIEL CRAPPS
755-5110 #78585
WHITE SPRINGS! Sturdy block
3BR/IBA home in city limits,
fenced yd $49,000 DANIEL
755-5110 #78603

820 Farms &
O Acreage
10-ac lot. Well/septic/pp. Owner
financing $300 dn, $663 mo 8.9%,
25 yrs. Deas Bullard Properties
"386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com
4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road.
Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd
Owner Financing! NO DOWN!
$59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018.
4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Call 352-215-1018
6.45 ac tiver front property in
White Springs, cloe to Big Shoals.
Covered shelter for entertaining.
MLS# 77417 $104,900 386-867-
1271 R.E.O. Realty Group, Inc
FARM- 7 stall barn.
17+ acres,'pasture, cross fenced.
Close in $500. mo.
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
61 ac. Parcel. SR 27 & 1-75 inter-
change. Great potential, fenced &
cross fenced. Elaine K. Tolar
752-4211 MLS# 758060 $368,040

Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
40 ac.Parcel. Less then 2 mi from
city limits. Fenced road frontage
on US Hwy 441. Elaine K. Tolar
752-4211 MLS# 62092 $194K

830 Commercial
O3 Property
788 S. Marion Comm'l bldg on
highway frontage. Across from the
VA & near downtown. $49,900.
MLS 78129 Scott Stewart 867-
3498 Westfield Realty Group
Commercial. High traffic location
w/I-75 exposure. 2-story custom
log home. MLS77949
Josh Grecian 386-466-2517
Westfield Realty Group
Prime'Commercial Location.
Just across from a plaza. Frontage
on Baya w/2 curbcuts. $350,000
MLS# 77485 Call 386-867-1271
R.E.O.Realty Group, Inc
Remax Professionals Commercial
Property. Located on expanding
west side of Lake City. Professio-
nal service or restaurant. MLS
77436 $575k Missy Zecher 386-
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
Wellborn Commercial lot. 1.84
acres w/34' of Hwy frontage near
the new Dollar General. MLS
72381 Scott Stewart 386-867-3498
Westfield Realty Group

86O Investment
860 Property
Rustic Fishing camp in Suwannee
Minutes to boat launch.
MLS#78709 $59,900
Jo Lytte/Remax 386-365-2821

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