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touching of two
From staff reports
a Lake City man after an
investigation revealed inap-
propriate sexual conduct
with two children earlier
this year, reports say.
Dewey Lee Buffington,
63, no address provided,'
,was charged with sexual
battery on a child in familial
authority, solicitation of a
child and lewd or lascivi-
held in the
According to Columbia
County: Sheriff's reports,
one of the children's moth-
ers contacted authorities in
Alabama after she report-
edly saw a message on a
social networking site in
which Buffington allegedly
requested the child' send
Shim pictures of her private
When the. mother con-
fronted the child, the child
ARREST continued on 3A
By JESSE J. HOLLAND and
WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court on Monday
promised an extraordinarily thorough springtime
review of President Barack Obama's historic health
care overhaul more than five hours of argument,
unprecedented in modern times -- in time for a likely
ruling affecting millions of Americans just before the
That ruling, expected before next summer's
Independence Day holiday, could determine the fate
of Obama's signature domestic achievement, the most
far reaching domestic legislation in a generation but a
political lightning rod as well. It is vigorously opposed'
by all of Obama's prospective GOP opponents.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
aims to provide health insurance to more than 30 mil-
COURT continued on 5A
High court to hear
health care case
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The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments in March over President Barack Obama's health care over-
haul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement.
Local UW. chapter nets $63K gant
Another Way, Catholic Charities,
* other groups will benefit from
homeless service Challenge Grant.
From staff reports
United Way of Suwannee Valley has.been
awarded a homeless service Challenge Grant,
officials said. The local United 'Way submit-'
ted the grant application as the lead agen-
cy for the Homeless Services Network of
Suwannee Valley. The application was funded'
for $63,397 and will support five coalition
agency projects. .
These grant dollars will provide Another
Way's Lake City shelter $18,948 for the pur-
chase of shelter food and supplies and for,
transportation costs including vehicle repairs,
maintenance and operation; emergency trans-
portation needs and employment costs for the
advocates providing transportation services
Gracie White, 4,
dances on the
bank of Lake
to the ducks
for the agency's participants.
Catholic Charities will receive $18,949 for
the agency's A Hand Up Center, which pro-
vides short-term emergency shelter, showers,
laundry, hygiene products, mail delivery, tele-
phone and fax, food to be utilized in a camp
or motel setting, can openers, paper and.plas-
tic products and Florida identification cards
and/or- birth certificates to secure day labor
and potential other employment These grant'
funds additionally provide for items such as,
sleeping bags, tents, rain ponchos, bug spray
and sun screen for homeless clients. When
the client has a job or family member in
another city which can be verified, the agency
provides relocation assistance through the
provision of bus tickets. While receiving
services through Catholic Charities' A Hand
Up program, clients are provided .referrals to:
mainstream services, and case management.
services are provided as needed.
The local United Way will -utilize $15,000,
of the. grant for the coalition's Homeless
Management Information System providing
community coordinated case management,
the annual homeless point-in-time survey and
coalition coordination expenses.
"The homeless management information
system is required by HUD and provides a
'system for all agencies serving those who are
homeless or at risk of homelessness to coor-
dinate their services and reinforce the client's
case management plan," said United Way
of Suwannee Valley Homeless Coordinator
Jennifer Lee. "The annual HUD-required
- homeless point-in-time survey enables our
coalition not only to collect information on
those who are experiencing homelessness
but also to conduct outreach' to help these
clients access services."
GRANT continued on3A-
Advice & Comics
In mental health
facility since 2005
Py TONY BRITT
A Columbia County' man
who shot up a deputy sheriff's
car with an AK-47 assault rifle
in 2005 is seeking conditional
release after he was found not
guilty by reason of insanity
and committed for treatment
pursuant to a
and local law'
the man being
Pierce Vinson, 57, was
charged "with' attempted
first-degree murder of a law
enforcement, officer while
discharging a firearm 'He
was originally arrested Feb.
4, 2005 on charges of aggra-
vated assaulting a law officer
and a shooting into an occu-
pied conveyance. Vinsoni also
faced three counts of shoot-
ing into an occupied vehicle
and one count of criminal mis-
chief, but 'no action was filed
on those charges, according
to courtrecords. '
The defense 'and state
entered .an agreement 'in
which four doctors filed
reports to Circuit Judge Paul
S. Bryan on April 27, 2008,
finding Vinson insane at the
time of the offense.
Bryan ruled accordingly,
and Vinsoff was committed to
a mental health facility.
;.Last week a motion hear-
ing was held'in Circuit Court.
before Judge David Fina, where
Vinson's attorney, Robert Rush,
filed a motion for Vinson's con-
ditional release. Rush declined
comment for this story.
According to court docu-
ments, Fina will rule at a later
date, but briefs from the state
as well as from the defense
attorney must' be submitted
by Nov. 19,, along with orders.
No hearing date has been
scheduled for Fina's decision.
"He (Fina) heard from
Vinson's,son, and Dr. Umesh
Mahtre and I presented testi-
mony from one of the depu-
ties that was at the original
2005 incident," Third Judicial
Circuit State Attorney Robert
"Skip" Jarvis said. "The defen-
dant and the treating profes-
sionals are asking the court
to grant a conditional release
to Mr. Vinson. That condi-
tional-release would include
that he live with his son under
the treatment of local mental
health officials in that area.
The state attorney and the
sheriff's office is opposing
this conditional release. Mr.
Vinson had been under con-
tinuing treatment programs
prior to the 2005 incident
where he shot at the depu-
ties. We're not certain that the
mere factor that he's been in
treatment in that structured
and closely monitored envi-
ronment has kept his con-
dition under control. We're.
concerned that if he's not in
this structured environment
he could decompensate and
his condition revert to its
dangerous form which could
place officers or the public in
danger in the future."
A motion for Vinson's con-
ditional release was originally
filed in May, but Circuit Judge
Vernon Douglas denied the
motion. The defense attorney,
VINSON continued on 3A
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2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Theron talks single life in Vogue
NEW YORK Charlize
Theron likes being single
for the first time in her
The Oscar winning 1/ .- '
actress tells the December
issue of Vogue magazine
this is the "first time" she's
been unattached since she
was nineteen. She used to
go from one relationship to
another some within a ... . .
month saying she found
a "comfort zone" being
The 36-year-old Theron
dated actor Stuart
Townsend for nearly 10
years before their breakup,,
in 2010. She says she
pulled back on her career ,
as-an.effort,to save the
union when the relation-
ship began to go downhill,
calling that '"the priority"
and that she "wouldn't do it
any different way.",
Theron is now ready to
work with the romantic,
comedy "Young Adult"
written by Diablo Cody and'
directed by Jason Reitman.
It opens Dec. 16. I
The December issue of
- Vogue magazine goes on
sale Nov. 22.
RICHMOND, Va. -
Justin Timberlake followed
through on a promise to
take a marine to her unit's
annual ball. The singer and
actor posted a photo along ASSOCIATED PRESS
with a letter on his website This image provided by Vogue shows, he cover of the December 2011 issue of Vogue maga-
Sunday on the event zine, featuring actress Charlize Theron. The December issue of Vogue magazine goes on
Associated Press sale Nov. 22. .. .
* Bill Richardson is 64.
* Director-actor James Wid-
does is 58.
* Rock singer-producer Mitch
Easter is 57.
* Former "Jay Leno Show"
bandleader Kevin Eubanks
* Comedian Judy Gold is 49.
* Actress Rachel True is 45.
* Country singer Jack Ingram
* Actor Jay Harrington is 40.
* Actor Jonny Lee Miller is
* Rock singer-musician Chad
Kroeger is 37.
* Christian rock musician
David Carr (Third Day) is 37.
N Rock musician Jesse San-
doval is 37.
* Actress Virginie Ledoyen
* Actor Sean Murray is 34.
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Report: Officer fired 10
rounds at colleague
DAVIE A South Florida police officer clean record and surrendered peacefully. HI 83 LO 64
accused of tiring several shots at a fellow
officer he once dated was ordered held,
without bond Monday after the weekend
shooting, authorities said..
.Kristopher John Bieger, a Lauderhill
Police officer, is charged with premedi-
tated attempted murder and discharging
a firearm after allegedly firing 10 rounds
at former girlfriend and fellow Lauderhill
officer Brittny Skinner, authorities said.
Authorities say Bieger fired at.Skinner
around 7:30 p.m. Saturday as she was
working an off-duty security job outside
a Denny's restaurant. One bullet struck
Skinner's protective vest, but she wasn't
injured and wasn't taken to the hospital;,
Lauderhill Police Capt Constance Stanley
told the Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent
Bieger subsequently drove 16 miles to,
a restaurant where he ordered some slic-
es of pizza to go.,The 30-year-old officer
was arrested outside that restaurant as he
waited for his order.
During Bieger's initial court appear-
ance Monday, defense attorney Alberto
Milian argued unsuccessfully for pre-trial
release of his client, noting Bieger has a
Browarda county judge j oni1 jay
Hurley declined the request and ordered
Bieger to have no contact with Skinner.
"If any calls are made to her from the
Broward County jail, I will cut off your
phone privileges," Hurley said. "You've
made many, many phone calls to Ms.
Milian said he would enter a not guilty
plea on behalf of Bieger..
Skinner, 31, was on leave for several
days, which is routine when an officer is'
involved in a shooting. An internal investi-
gation was under way, but Stanley refused
to comment on any motive.
"They work together on the same
shift," she added.
Bieger joined the Lauderhill police
force in 2006 and Skinner in 2009. Hurley
said the two worked uniformed patrols
during the midnight shift and once had
Skinner broke up with Bieger and told
him to stay away fr6m her, according to a
probable cause affidavit
"There was jealousy, mistrust ... and
harassment," Hurley said.
Medicare fraud: Problems persist
paid tens of millions of
taxpayer dollars to detect
claims are using inaccu-
rate and inconsistent data
that makes it extremely
difficult to catch bogus
bills submitted by crooks,
according to an inspector
general's report released
system has morphed into
a complicated labyrinth,
with one set of contractors
paying claims and another
combing through those
claims in an effort to stop
an estimated $60 billion
a year in fraud. The U.S.
Department of Health
and Human Services
inspector general's report
- obtained by The
Associated Press before
its official release found
repeated problems among
the fraud contractors over
a decade and systemic
failures by federal health
officials to adequately'
Health officials are
supposed to look at key
criteria to find out whether
contractors are effec- ,
tively doing their job for
instance, how many inves-
tigations the contractors
initiate. But investigators
found that liealth offi-
cials sometimes ignored
whether contractors were
opening any investigations
The contractors are sup-
posed to detect fraud by
checking basic data, such
as what type of service
was given, how much of it
was given and how much
it cost But not all contrac-
tors were looking at the
same types of data, and
some of the information
The same issues were
identified 10 years ago by
inspector general inves-
tigators, and dozens of
reports in the past decade
also have found problems.
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"For Christ also suffered once
for sins, the righteous for the
unrighteous, to bring you to
God. He was put to death in
the body but made alive in the
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LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
State cleared on handling of investments
By GARY FINEOUT
TALLAHASSEE A state panel con-
cluded Monday that Florida's massive pen-
sion fund did nothing wrong when it hired
a company with ties to the fund's executive
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff
Atwater asked an advisory panel last month
to look into a decision by the state to invest
$125 million with a firm that specializes .in
shaking up or breaking up companies in
order to make money for investors.
Atwater made the request after a
Republican state senator asked for records
related to the transaction approved by the
"state agency that manages Florida's $100-
billion plus pension fund for public employ-
ees. The State Board of Administration ini-
tially told Sen. Mike Fasano it would cost
nearly $11,000 to turn over the records,
a move that was called "indefensible" by
Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Ash Williams, the executive director
for the board, has insisted that he had
no role in the state's decision to hire the
investment firm. Williams once worked at
a hedge fund whose clients included the
head of the company that set up the firm,
which is now known as Starboard Value.
A panel of financial experts picked by
Gov. Rick Scott, Bondi and Atwater spent
hours on Monday discussing the process
and procedures that led to the hiring of
Starboard. Members of the Investment
Advisory Council said they did not see
anything that showed that the state or.
Williams had done anything wrong.
The council heard from an outside con-
sultant that reviewed the hiring and also
went over a timeline that showed that the
state was first told about the firm in early
October 2008, nearly three weeks before
Williams was hired.
Panel members, however, also defended
the idea that Williams had contacts in the
"We need to realize, this isn't a huge
industry and people are going to know
people," said Charles Newman, a council
member and president of KGI Capital.
"Just because you know someone doesn't
make it a conflict."
Williams called the decision "a reason-
able outcome" and said he has been saying
from the start that he in "no way inserted" .
himself to "alter the normal following of
Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey,
and the legislator who pushed to get more
information on the hiring of Starboard,
was skeptical of the decision.
"I. hope that they made their decision
based on all the information and not just
on information Ash Williams gave them,"
Some of the public documents present-
ed to the council show that Williams was
emailed several times by Thomas Strauss,
president and CEO of the company that
eventually broke off Starboard'as a sepa-
rate company. Williams' former company
had Strauss as a client.
But another email from a senior port-
folio manager with the State Board of
Administration says that Williams "made
it crystal clear" that if the company wasn't
a good investment the state shouldn't go
On Monday, the council also discussed
Fasano's public records request and decid-
ed that there was no need to change the
way the SBA handles public records.
Williams previously justified the nearly
$11,000 cost by maintaining his agency
would have to spend hours to ,make ure
it would not release private business infor-
mation that could lead to a lawsuit against
the pension fund.
But in the wake of the controversy,
Williams has, started out handing over
records to Fasano for free.
Several council -members, however,
weren't happy to learn that on Monday.
They said that some pensioners might be
unhappy if they: found out that .the pension
fund ,absorbed the cost of large, public
Fasano countered that he is making his
request on behalf of 450,000 constituents,
many of whom are likely enrolled in the
state pension fund.
Study finds many patients shun free heart drugs
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
AP Chief Medical Writer
ORLANDO Give people free pre-
scription drugs and many of them still
won't bother to take their medicine.
Doctors were stunned to see that hap-
pen in a major study involving:heart attack
survivors. The patients were offered well-
established drugs to prevent a recurrence
of heart trouble,' including cholesterol-low-
ering stations and medicines that slow the
heart and help it pump mole effectively.
I "My God, we gave these people the
medicines for free and ohly half took it,"
said one of the study's authors, Dr. Elliott
Antman of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and
Women's Hospital in Boston.
In fact, the researchers couldn't even
give the stuff away: They had trouble just
signing up patients to take part in the
Nevertheless, Aetna, the insurance
company'that footed the bill, thinks this
approach will save money in the long run
and plans to start offering certain hart
drugs free to some patients. In the study,
patients offered medicines at no cost suf-
fered fewer heart problems and saved
$500 on average over roughly a year.
It is no secret many Americans don't'
'follow their doctors' instructions. In one
survey, one-third said they didn't fill a pre-
scription or used less medicine than they
should because of cost. The researchers in
this study wanted to see what would hap-
pen if they took cost out of the equation.
The results were disheartening.
"Adherence in America is miserable,"
lamented Dr. Eric Peterson of'Duke
University, who had no role: in the study.
He noted that only, 10 percent of the
patients were taking all the medicines they
should one year.after a heart attack.
of Brigham and Women's, who presented
the findings Monday at an American Heart
Association conference in Florida.
GRANT: Local agencies will benefit from $63,000 award, say UW officials
Continued From Page 1A
Vivid Visions requested.
$4,500 to *provide shel-
ter and retain a part-time
children's advocate at the
domestic violence center's
CDS Family & Behavioral
Health Services will be
sub-granted $6,000 tbo iuild
a privacy fence to better
separate the shelter efroam'
the adjoining residential
neighborhood and fence the
retention pond 'adjacent to
the shelter. These activities
would enhance the safety
and comfort level of partici-
pants engaged in outside
activities. Homeless, run-
away and other troubled
youth will receive short-
term residential shelter care
to address and meet their
needs for safety .and well-
being. Youth will receive
intake and assessment ser-
vices, case management and
counseling with the goal
of successfully reunifying
them with their families or
another appropriate place-
ment where they will be safe
and able to work toward self-
United, Way of Suwannee
. Valley Board President Mike
McKee expressed pride
regarding United Way of
Suwannee Valley's repeated'
receipt of the Challenge
"Our local' United Way
'established t4hree1 ci.1mu-
nity 'impact areas, ensuring
our children's future; fur-
nishing food, shelter and
safety; and promoting inde-
pendence and wellness,'
he said."While the 'annual
campaign proceeds are criti-
cal, our local United Way's'
Board of Directors has long
recognized the limitations on
the resources which can be
'raised through 'our annual
community fundraising cam-
paign and the grant funds
available to be accessed
to further our community
impact initiatives. Ourboard
of directors is pleased with
our United Way's ability to
support our community with
Sany funds secured."
United Way of Suwannee
Valley serves as .the lead
agency for the Homeless
Services Network of
Suwannee Valley, which
serves the counties of
Lafayette and Hamilton.
The 'network. includes
agencies and individuals
interested in the services:
available to those who are
homeless or threatened'
with homelessness. United
Way of Suwannee Valley is
a community impact and
which, utilizing volunteers
on all levels, advances the
common 'good by identi-
fying unmet community
ARREST: Man charged
Continued From Page 1A
reportedly told her she had in which a woman
been fondled numerous Buffington had inapp
times by Buffington. ate sexual contact wi
Columbia County author- child.
ities contacted the social That child said
networking site as part of Buffington touched
the investigation and saved the genital area, both
a copy of the page and and beneath her clh
requested that law enforceL reports said.
ment officials interview the Detectives'
child, interview the child. Buffington .into ci
The next day a Columbia. without incident Sa
County Sheriff's detec- morning.
tive received another call,
needs and seeking to alle-
viate those needs through
United Way of Suwannee
Valley initiatives and the
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Rush, re-filed the motion
and added to it the opinion
of Dr. Mahtre and two other
* "I'm just afraid to set a
time bomb out where it
might go off," Jarvis said.
Assistant state attorney
Roberta Getzan said there
was another request, by
Rush that was filed earlier
this year saying Vinson is
now mentally healthy and
should be released.
She said several local
enforcement officers had
concerns with the possibil-
ity of Vinson getting a con-
'There were several
Columbia County Sheriff's
-Office deputies' and law
that appeared during the
last court hearing to testify
about their concern for the
community," Getzan said.
According to 2005
Columbia County Sheriff's
reports, deputies were sent
to Vinson's residence in
Fort White after Vinson's
doctor advised deputies
perform a well-being check.
The doctor reportedly said
Vinson could be suicidal.
approached the residence,
Vinson opened fire win an
AK-47 automatic rifle. Six
bullet holes were found in
one deputy's car.
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es;for the congres-
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reduction to complete its work,
the whole thing is starting to
look like a big, fat turkey.
Itfs difficult to gauge which
is worse: the committee's lack
of progress toward a deal to
cut the federal deficit by at
least $1.2 trillion, or the total
absence of sunshine on the pro-
ceedings. No wonder Congress'
approval rating has sunk to
single digits, a new low.
The fact that the nation's
future is being negotiated in
,secret, during closed hearings,
is an affront to Americans and
should outrage.Republicans and
,Democrats alike. Advocates of
pen government are demand-
ing that any bill that goes
'before the House or Senate be,
posted online for all to see at
east 72 hours in advance of any
vote. Amen to that
In retrospect, it was Pollyanna
optimismm to think a committee
like this could bridge the huge
%gap between Democrats and
Republicans on the deficit We
"'had hoped compromise would be
spurred by the prospect of dev-
'astating cuts that automatically
,are triggered if the comipittee
W fails to reach agreement Instead,
the bigger mostly have inspired
creative proposals from both'
sides of the aisle to avoid defense
and domestic cuts without solv-
The super committee must
agree on a proposal by Nov.
21 for Congress to vote before
Thanksgiving, as required
by the summer budget deal.
SHouse Speaker John Boehner,
R-Ohio, and Democratic.Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-,
Nevada, have'a lot riding on this,
although you wouldn't know it
from Behner's rigid stance.
Miracles occasionally do hap-
But unless there is a major
breakthrough this week,
'Americans will have few tea-
tsons to be thankful for the work
.of our nation's'leaders this holi-
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W whatever hap-
pened to men?
being asked by social com-
mentators, parents and single
women dverywh6re. They are
lamenting young men's shrink-
ing status in academia, the
workplace and, maybe espe- .
Young women as a group now
outperform young men, some-
times significantly, in college,
in employment rates and even,
in terms of average earnings in
,. Social commentators like Bill ,"
Bennett point out that, in 1970,
80 percent of American men'
ages 25 to 29 were married, and
that, in 2007, only 40 percent -
of men in that age group were
wed. Many others are living'
in their parents' basements,
undoubtedly playing video
games for hours on end.
Now I'm quick to note this
is not all their fault I've long
bemoaned, for starters, how
men in general and fathers in
particular are now the butt of
jokes in our popular culture.
While I am by no means letting
young men off the hook here,
its simply the case.that too
often today's males are living up
to the low expectations the cul-
ture has for them.
In any event, weighing in on
the debate (with a new book
is Bennett, former education
secretary and current radio-talk-
"The Book of Man: Readings
on the Path to Manhood"
(Thomas Nelson, 2011) is filled
with accounts of what it means
to be a man in six distinct envi-
I t was always pfoblem-
atic whether the so-
charged with designing
a major debt-reduction
scheme would be able to do
so. The odds against the 50-50
bipartisan panel meeting the
Thanksgiving deadline get lon-
ger daily, much to the conster-
nation of the Pentagon, where
mandatory cuts would fall.
The defense budget would
take a $500 billion hit if the
committee's Republicans arid
Democrats fail to free them-
selves from the debilitating
glue that has stuck each in
seemingly rigid positions,
with Republicans rejecting
any attempt to include raising
taxes and Democrats just as
solidly opposed to reforming
entitlements Social Security and
Medicare/Medicaid as part of
any reduction plan.
Meanwhile, this glorious
mess brought about by inglo-
rious lawmakers finds both
members and nonmembers of
the panel frantically preparing
legislation that would stop the
assault on the Pentagon budget
There seems to be nothing that
ronments: in war, at work, in
play, in the political world, with
women and children, and in
prayer and reflection.
From the ancient, such as
"The Campaigns of Alexander
the Great" as told by Roman
historian Arrian; to later pieces,
such as "The Influence of a
Father" by John Stuart Mill;
and to accounts of modern-day
dads loving their families well,
commit ailatin f portraits in
One essay in particular stands
out to me. David Gelernter, the
renown Yale computer-sciences
professor who was injured in an
attack by the Unabomber, talks
about how he is bringing up his
own sons against the culture.
He says that "... a man's role in
respect to women is to protect,
to help, to support, to cherish as
opposed.to consume. We are a
consumer society and the num-
ber one consumption is that of
Amen to that!.
I talked with Bennett (Full
disclosure: He provided a blurb
for my own book, "It Takes a
Parent") He told me he is actu-
ally encouraged that more and,
more people, including some
feminists, are admitting and fac-
ing the problem of the demise
of manliness. That's a start He
would prevent them from sup-
planting the Pentagon cuts with
budget reductions elsewhere
- wherever that is.
Common-sense appeals by
former budget directors from
past administrations, both
Republican and Democrat,
have failed to budge the com-
mittee toward agreement. And
the co-chairmen of a presi-
dential commission, whose
dictates President Obama has
pretty much ignored; have
gotten nowhere. All have sug-
gested a balanced approach
that would increase revenues
through tax action, adjust
Social Security and Medicare
to meet the current age demo-
graphic and reduce spending
at all levels.
The fact is, defense spend-
ing has plenty of give without
also shared that the answer has
to come from the culture of the
home, since our larger culture
does not seem to want to shift
much here. At least not yet
This means families need to
teach young men what it means
to be responsible, to work hard
and to be prepared to someday,
get married and care for a wife
and children. (Even if more and
more of those wives can and do.
provide for themselves.)
I would argue that we.
might also teach our daughters
to respect men.' Real men, not
the men concocted for treacly
romantic comedies. And to
respect themselves enough to
wait for that man in every sense
of that word.
Oftentimes, single moms can
raise their sons to be good men.
In fact, they simply have to,
Bennett told me. And one of the
ways they can do this is by sur-
rounding them with good men
and role models to the best of
A case in point is Bennett
himself. He and his brother,
Bennett, were raised in difficult
circumstances by a divorced
Bennett said this extensive
collection of essays is meant
.to encourage and to help us
"remember what men are and
what they can be."
It does just that. But to me,
ifts still a sad commentary on
our culture that we so need the
Betsy. Hart hosts the "It Takes a
Parent" radio show on WYLL-AM
1160 in Chicago.
destroying our military viability.
The decision to end any occupa-
tion of Iraq should save dramati-
cally, and it seems doubtful that
our presence in Afghanistan
will continue for much longer.
Together, these wars, have
drained billions upon billions
from the treasury. Waste and
cost overruns are quite large
in military contracts and dupli-
cations are standard. Former
Defense Secretary Robert
Gates, Panetta's predecessor,
acknowledged that he could no
longer support a freewheeling
defense budget that is greater
than that of all our allies com-
As for the entitlement pro-
grams, the.country's strongest
lobbying arm, led by AARP,
seems adamantly opposed to
any change despite the aging
model of both Social Security
and Medicare, at least as part
of any plan agreed to by the
supercommittee. It is doubtful
that any such initiative will be
taken before the election, if
* Dan K. Thomasson is former
editor of Scripps Howard News
SM 3 y brother,
his last whipping
From Mother '
came when he
was just shy of 16. He had scolded
our innocent, little rat terrier,
Whitey, and Mother didn't like his
tone of voice.
"Go get the razor strap," she
told him. (Our dad, by the way,
called it a razor "strop," and for
years I thought he was mispro-
nouncing the word "strap." But I
didn't have the nerve to correct
him. Turned out, he waS. right"
The razor strop, a flexible, strip
of leather barbers used to sharp-
en their straight razors, was an
unfortunate gift from an uncle
who ,owned a barber shop.)'
What Mother didn't know,
Kenneth says--and he had for-
gotten at the time-was that he
carried in his back pocket a "tor-
pedo," a foil-wrapped July 4th
firecracker that would explode
when thrown onto pavement
Torpedoes also explode when
struck firmly by a razor strop.
Which this one did-and
blew the back pocket of my
brother's pants clean.off, fortu-
'We both cried for a while,"
I'm using my brother, instead
of myself, in anr-example of
corporal punishment simply
because none of my whipping
ended that dramatically. I did
not carry torpedoes in my back
pocket But I received ample
doses of punishment
No doubt most of the whip-,
pings were justified. But would
I recommend such discipline
to other parents? No, I would
not Besides, you don't need
And you don't need the advice
of folks like Michael Pearl, a
Tennessee preacher who, along
with his wife, Debi, has written
a self-published book titled 'To
Train Up a Child," which advis-
es parents to use a switch on
children as young as 6 months
old to discourage bad behavior.
The Pearls describe other imple-
ments, including a quarter-inch
flexible plumbing line, to teach
children to submit tp authority.
Some parents have taken
such advice way too far. In
Sedro-Woolley, Wash., prosecu-
tors have charged the parents
of an 11-year-old girl who was
found naked and emaciated
in the backyard. Forced to go
without food for days and made
to sleep in an unheated barn,
the girl died of hypothermia and
malnutrition. She also had been
beaten with a plastic tube, as
recommended by the Pearls.
Two other investigations
have been tied to similar
advice, police say. In California,
a mother and father are serv-
ing long prison terms after
beating their 7-year-old daugh-
ter for hours, with pauses for
prayer. The girl died. In North
Carolina, a mother who had
read the Pearls' website has
been charged with suffocating
her 4-year-old. She had beaten
the child daily with a plumbing
I'm not here to condemn or
commend corporal punishment
of children. My.wife and I used
other methods of discipline.
Whipping seemed to work for
my parents; none of us three
kids, even my exploding broth-
er, was permanently scarred.
But it's not for all parents. And
there's one simple reason for
Some parents don't have
enough sense to be parents.
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With Congress, expect
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lion previously uninsured Americans. But
Republicans have branded the law uncon-
stitutional since before Obama signed it in
a ceremony in March 2010.
The court's ruling could be its most sig-
flificant and political decision since George
W. Bush's 2000 presidential election vic-
tory. But the justices left themselves an
opening to defer the outcome if they
choose, by requesting arguments on one
lower court's ruling that a decision must
wait until 2015, when one of the law's
many provisions takes effect
Legal experts have offered a range of
opinions about what the high court might
do. Many promifient Supreme Court
lawyers believe the law will be upheld
by a lopsided vote, with Republican and
Democratic appointees ruling in its favor.
But others predict a close outcome, with
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Republican
appointee who sometimes joins his four
colleagues appointed by Democratic presi-
dents, holding the deciding vote on the
nine-member court -'
The White House has pushed for a
final ruling as soon as possible, and
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer
said the administration was pleased the
justices agreed to take the case now, with
arguments in March. "It's important that
we put to rest once and for all the issue of
maybe the law will disappear," said Health
and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Republicans also said they were happy
the high court would hear arguments on
the constitutionality of the provision at the;
heart of the law and three other questions'
about the act The central provision in
question is the requirement that individu-
als buy health insurance starting in 2014
or pay a penalty. ,
"That the Supreme Court is taking this
up, 'I think, is a positive signal that there
are legitimate concerns surrounding the,
constitutional aspects of mandating that
individuals purchase health care insurance
and purchase it according to Washington's
guidelines,"-said House Majority Leader
Eric Cantor of Virginia.
The exceptional:five and a half hours
allotted for argument demonstrates the
significance the justices see in this case.
Normally, they allow only one hour, split
between two sides. In the modern era,
the last time the court increased that time
anywhere near this much was in 2003
for consideration of the McCain-Feingold
campaign finance overhaul. That case con-
sumed four hours of argument
This argument may even spread over
two days, as the justices rarely hear more
than two or three hours a day.
The health care overhaul would achieve
its huge expansion of coverage by requir-
ing individuals to buy health insurance
starting in 2014, by expanding Medicaid
and by applying other provisions, many
yet to take effect
The central question before the court is
whether the government has the power to
force people to buy health insurance. The
White House says Congress used a "quint-
essential" power its constitutional ability
to regulate interstate commerce, including
the health care industry when it passed
But opponents of the law, and the 11th
'US. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta,
say that Congress overstepped its author-
ity when lawmakers passed individual
mandate. A divided Atlanta court panel
ruled that Congress cannot require people
to "enter into contracts with private insur-
ance companies for the purchase of an
expensive product from the time they are
born until the time they die."
The Atlanta court is the only one of
four appellate courts that found the man-
date unconstitutional. The federal appealss
court in Cincinnati upheld the entire law,
as did appellate judges in Washington,
D.C., in recent days. The appellate court
- in Richmond, Va., ruled a judicial decision
on the law cannot be rendered until 2015,
after the penalties for not having insurance
have gone into effect.
Supporters have been encouraged that
the appellate rulings in Cincinnati and
Washington to uphold the law were joined
by two prominent conservative judges
appointed, by Republican presidents:
Jeffrey Sutton, appointed by George W.
Bush, and Laurence Silberman, appointed
by Ronald Reagan.
In Atlanta, however, Frank Hull, appoint-
ed by President Bill Clinton, joined with a
Republican colleague in striking down the
Earlier District Court rulings followed
political affiliation: Judges appointed by
Democratic presidents upheld the law, while
Republican appointees struck it down.'
\ In addition to deciding the constitution-
ality of the central mandate, the justices
also will determine whether the rest of the
law can take effect even if that core is held
unconstitutional. ,The law's opponents say
the whole thing should fall if the individual
mandate falls. -
The administration counters that most
of the law still could function, but says that
requirements that insurers cover anyone
and not set higher rates for people with'
pre-existing conditions are inextricably
linked with the mandate and shouldn't
remain in place without it
House GOP leader Cantor says deficit deal likely
By DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON -. Sidestepping
controversy, House. Majority Leader
Eric Cantor, R-Va., declined to take
sides Monday on a proposal for high-
er tax revenues backed' by fellow,
Republicans on Congress' supercom-
mittee, yet expressed confidence the
panel would agree on a deficit-reduc-
tion plan of at least $1.2 trillion by a
Nov. 23 deadline.
A proposal for $300 billion in
higher taxes has stirred grumbling
within the ranks of .'congressional
"Republicans, for whom opposition
to such measures has been political
bedrock for more than two decades.
Two of the party's presidential
hopefuls said during Monday they
wouldn't support .any committee
deficit-reduction plan that includes
Former House Speaker Newt
Gingrich, campaigning in Iowa, said
he would "do everything in my power
to defeat" any such proposal.-
A spokesman for Rick Perry said
the Texas governor "wants to look at
details but if those details include a
tax increase he's not going to be for
it He does not favor higher taxes,"
added David Miner .
Additionally, officials said that Sen.
Pat Toomey; R-Pa., who outlined the.
-plan last week in a closed-door meet-
ing of four Republicans 'and three
Democrats, has encountered criticism
from fellow conservatives. despite
strong credentials as an opponent of
higher taxes. "There's been a little
bit, but it's been pretty muted," his
spokeswoman, 'Nachama Soloveichik,,
said of the response.
Cantor's- spokeswoman turned,
"aside several' efiiiled' reqfiests for.
the majority leader's views on the
proposal. She said he hadn't seen the
plan, and she referred to his com-
ments 'at a news conference earlier
in the day when he told reporters,
"I'm not going to be opining as to any
reports, hypothetical or anything
connected with their work."
Despite that pledge, Cantor was
bullish in predicting agreement
before the deadline and adding that
a fallback' requirement to cut $1.2
trillion from domestic and defense
programs wouldn't be triggered.
The committee has been at work
for two months, hoping to succeed at
a task that has defied the best efforts
of high-ranking political leaders past
Despite intense talks late last week,
there has been' little 'indication of
progress as age-old political divisions
The principal stumbling blocks
revolve around 'taxes on the one
hand, and the large federal programs
of Medicare, Medicaid and Social
Security on the other.
Gingrich: GOP taking second look
By THOMAS -BEAUMONT
JEFFERSON, Iowa -
His public' support grow-
ing, Republican presidential,
candidate Newt Gingrich
said Monday that voters
are- taking a second look
at his candidacy because
he proved during recent'
debates that' he under-
stands the enormity of the
But he didn't really have.
to make the ,point. Lillie
Anderson made it for him.-
. "I didn't enter this cam-
paign a Gingrich fan," the
76-year-old Des .Moines
Republican told Gingrich
after he addressed more
than 100 employees of a Des
Moines-area insurance com-
pany. "I'r closer than I was.
I'm more interested now."
Gingrich would have
GOP voters like Anderson
in Iowa and other early vot-
ing states believe he is on
the verge of an astound-
big rebound, after losing
most of his campaign staff
in June After a spiral of bad
news, including embarrass-
ing financial revelations,.
and awkward comments
about the House Budget
'But the former House
speaker returned Monday
neat the top in a new round-
of national surveys. He
promised to dispatch staff
to Iowa for the first time in
five months and sharpened.
his attack on a congres-
sional panel's effort to cut
Gingrich is getting
that second look; he said,
because GOPvoters, having
tested several alternatives
to former Massachusetts
Gov. Mitt Romney, are
drawn to his policy acumen
and background as a leader
in Congress during tough
times in the 1990s.
'This is bigger, deep-
er, harder than Barack
Obama," Gingrich said in
the company's, cafeteria.
"In all honesty, I don't think
there's anybody else with.
the range of experience,
range of background, the
willingness to take the heat,
that I've exhibited."
"I find it very formidable
to think that I might win,"
Gingrich still has a long
way to go to cap a turn-
He had the support of
just 7 percent of likely Iowa
GOP caucus-goers in The
Des Moines Register's
late-October poll, virtually
unchanged from June. He
also had just $353,000 in
his campaign account at
the outset of October.
But Gingrich said fund-
raising has seen an uptick
after a series of fall debates
where he has stayed out
of .the testy back-and-forth
between Romney and
Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Gingrich later joked
about what he described
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as a "politically near-death
"W 'e were saved by the
Internet," he told more
than 100 central Iowa GOP
activists who packed into
a community center meet-
ing room in Jefferson. "We
never would have raised
money inside the regular
GOP establishment They
are all too practical..They
don't vote out of idealism."
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Raid on the Suwannee set for weekend
LIVE OAK The 3rd
Annual Raid on the
Suwannee, a Civil War re-
enactment presented by
Hardee's Corp Civil War
re-enactors, will be held
Nov. 18-20 at The Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park.
Presented in living color
with authentic uniforms and
artillery, authentic encamp-
ments and two Civil War
battles, this American his-
tory lesson on the Civil War
is an event not to be missed
by anyone who wants to
feel they have been taken
back to America's Civil War
fought from 1861-1865. It's
an opportunity for you
and your children to see
up close and actually hear
history during the battle
You can be sure it is
authentic, complete with
live battle action by re-enac-
tors representing the South
,and the North in authentic
*uniforms with guin fights,
.soldiers being "wounded"
and "doctors" tending to
'the wounded. It's so realis-
tic, you'll forget it's 2011!
Guests may visit the
encampments of both
Confederate and Union sol-
diers Saturday and Sunday,
getting a realistic view of
how these soldiers lived
during the war between the
states. Camps are authen-
tic and soldiers and their
families use the same type
of equipment to cqok and
go about their daily chores
as did their fellow soldiers
in the 1800s. You may also
shop the Sutler merchants
who have Civil War area
items to delight one and
is only $6 per adult with
children under .8 free.
School Day is Friday, Nov.
18 for area schools which
have been invited to bring
their students for this his-
toric event Students who
attend the Friday event will.
receive a pass to return
on the weekend with their
CIVIL WAR HISTORY -
During the Civil War years
of the 1860s, Florida was a
major participant in many
ways. Not only did Florida
field troops for every aspect
of the conflict that led to a
truly united America-but
Florida was the most pro-
ductive state in the South
in the closing years of the
Civil War. The pioneer
families of Florida were.
farm product, cattle, goods
and services of all types.
The Union fully recognized
this, leading to a series of
skirmishes all over Florida.
One of the goals of the
Union was to control ship-
ping, and more important-
ly, the well established rail
lines, in Florida. This led to
the well known Battle of
Olustee some 30 miles to
the east of where the Raid
is held today. Less well
known were the numer-
ous "probes" all along the
coastal accessible area of
There are earthworks
reminding us of the
encampments and hastily
erected fortification at the
nearby Suwannee River
State Park. A "spur line"
that served a river land-
ing with mule drawn cargo
cars still borders The Spirit
of the Suwannee Music
Park, with roots into the
This year's events
' will feature full afternoon
battles at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 19 and Sunday Nov.
. The event opens at 9
a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday and 4:30 p.m.
A 10 a.m. drill and
weapons inspection will be
A formal Ladies Tea
will be held Saturday
Scene from a prevoiu Raadn the Suwannee.
Grand Ball Saturday
night (public may attend
for a fee Civil War period
Authentic church ser-
vice Sunday morning at 10
a.m. at the SOSMP chapel
on Rees Lake
A grand review of the
troops will be held at 1:30
p.m. Sunday before the last
battle at 2 p.mn
See the SOSMP web site
com for a full schedule.
For more info, go to www.
htm. For additional infor-
mation, please contact Bob
"General" Goodrich, 352-
493-0625 or T. F. Smoak,
event planning, 386-935-
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By BILL KACZOR
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" ,TALLAHASSEE A panel that.
,included legal experts, academics
and lawmakers on Monday renewed
.a push for changes to try to make
Florida's death penalty more just and
'prevent innocent, people from being
Participants' views : about their
chances of success ranged from hope-
ful to despairing in a state that leads
the nation with 23 death row inmates
who have been exonerated.
"It seems to be a problem that may
not be able to be solved," said former
State Attorney Harry Shorstein of
Jacksonville. "What the public doesn't
understand is how expensive this liti-
gation has been over the years."'
Shorstein, who participated by tele-
phone, supports the death penalty
but said he's troubled with the lack
(of movement toward fixing its prob-
Florida State University's law
school sponsored the forum'to mark
the fifth anniversary of an American
'.Bar Association study that criticized
,the state's death penalty procedures
and made a number of recommenda-
One was that juries be unanimous
in recommending death sentences.
Florida is the only death penalty state
that lets juries make sentencing deci-
sions or recommendations by a sim-
ple majority. Florida judges have the
final say but must give great weight
to jury recommendations.
State Sen. Thad Altman for a sec-
ond year is sponsoring a bill (SB
:772) that would require unanimous
findings of aggravating factors as well
as death sentence recommendations.
His legislation failed without so much
as a committee hearing earlier this
"I'm hoping ... we can at least get
a hearing," the Viera Republican told
other panel members. "I don't think
that's asking too much."
The panel's moderator, Mark
Schlakman, senior program direc-
tor at Florida State's Center for the
Advancement of Human Rights, was
Schlakman noted the new bill would
apply only to crimes committed after
Oct. 1, 2012. Prosecutors had been
,:worried about it being retroactive to
Also, since the last legislative
session, U.S. District Judge Jose E.
Martinez in Miami has ruled Florida's
death sentence law is unconstitutional
because jury recommendations don't
have to be unanimous. The state is
"Irrespective of where the appeal
goes, it underscores the concern
about that process," Schlakman said
in an interview.
Some lawmakers have opposed
changes because they were afraid
that might result in more appeals.
Martinez' ruling shows the opposite
may be the case, Schlakman said.
In a prerecorded video presenta-
tion, former Florida Supreme Court
Justice Raoul Cantero said the high'
court as long ago as 2005 had urged
unanimous jury recommendations..
Noting he was appointed by
Republican former Gov. Jeb Bush,
Cantero also criticized Bush's deci-
sion to abolish a state office that
represented death row inmates on
-appeal to save Ifioney and replaced
it with private lawyers. Two simi-
lar state offices covering the rest of
Florida were not closed.
North Florida inmates often are
represented by inexperienced or
unqualified lawyers and some of their
'briefs have been "atrocious," Cantero
He said it's not a liberal versus
conservative or Democrat versus
"This is an issue about rational-
ity, about making the justice system
rational and making sure that only
those that are guilty are convicted
and only those who commit the most
egregious murders are sentenced to
death," Cantero said.
Schlakman also is hopeful Gov.
Rick Scott,e Republican businessman
who never ran for public office before
last year, will be receptive.
"Gov. Scott approaches issues,
whether one agrees or disagrees with
his policy, with a fresh look and an
open mind without having had much
in the way of political background
on these issues and tends to look at
issues in general within the context of
business practices," Schlakman said.
He pointed out there has been
some progress with the Supreme
Court adopting the ABA's recommen-
dations for changes in death penalty
. Chief Justice Charles Canady also
has createdlan Innocence Commission
that's working on recommendations
for ways to avoid wrongful convic-
tions for crimes of all kinds. The
commission's'executive director, Les
Garringer, a former Monroe County
judge, said a separate panel should
be formed to examine issues unique
to the death penalty.
Schlackman also was hopeful a
death penalty documentary planned
by Florida State's College of Motion
Picture Arts would help shift public
The forum was held just one day
before the scheduled execution of
Oba Chandler. He was convicted of
killing an Ohio woman and her two
teenage daughters and throwing their
bodies into Tampa Bay in 1989.
ThQ focus, though, was not on
the execution or whether the death
penalty is right or wrong but on
improving the administration of jus-
tice although one lawmaker has filed
a bill to abolish it.
"Our goal and role is to change the
conversation," Schlakman said.
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LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
NEWSABO T OU R SCO S *
community pep ,
To celebrate the Tiger
football team making it
to the district playoffs,
students are throwing a
community pep rally with
music, games and food.,
The football-team, cheer-
leaders, Tigerettes, band,
step team and other club,
.will take part.
When: Nov. 17 at 6 p.i
Where: Tiger Stadium
* : Admission: Free. Sma
'fee for food.
symphonic band, jazz
band, beginners band an(
drumline will perform in
-their annual concert under
-director Sherod Keen. /
:Community members and
family are welcome to
attend for an evening of
Z When: Friday, Dec. 2 a
,6:30 p.m .
Corbett Duncan, 11
Parents: Burt & Cissy
-Grade: 5 ...
What Clubs or.orga-
nizations do youbelong
to? Pinemount Chorus,
Student Council and
Pinemount Cupstacking: .
: What would you like
to do when you corn-
plete your education? I
would like to be ;a musi-
cian, playing the guitar.
Honor Roll since 2nd
Grade, Scoring a 6 on
Florida Writes, and being
voted Publicity Chairman
Kyler Larsen, 10
Parents: Eric and Tina'
School: Fort White
What clubs or orga-
nizations do you belong
r to? First Baptist Church
d High'Springs, Jonesville
Youth Socier League. -
What would you like
to do when you com-
t plete your education?
Attend the University of
Florida. Become a video
Advanced Reading and
Math groups. Writer of the
month. Master the high-
est achievement levels
for Student Council.
What do you like
best about school?
Teacher Mik Jones'
comment about Corbett:
qorbett is a wonderful
student!' He is full of great
character and judgement
It is an honor just to be his
teacher. He loves learning
McAdnms' comment '
about Corbett: Corbett
is one of those students
who excel at whatever they
do. It is a pleasure to have
Corbett here at Pinemount
I know he will have great
success as he continues
in many different video '
What do you like best
aboutschool?I like to
learnnew things and make
new friends. .'.
Teacher Nairvette -
Kelly's connmments about
Klyar: Kyler is a very hard
working, enthusiastic stu-
dent He has an extremely
positive attitude, is always
smiling, and is a joy for
about Kylar: Kyler
Larsen is a thoughtful,
intelligent young man.
Fort White Elementary is
proud to honor him as the
Student of the Week.
concerning honor: I feel
honored and respected! I
feel happy and proud and I
know 'my parents probably
I'm happy that I was cho-
sen out of 700 students, at
my school! Thank you for
Lake City Reporter
Columbia's Top Talent
.From staff reports
For the eighth year,
Columbia High School
has searched the campus
for talent and will narrow
the contestants in a talent'
s,.show on Dec. 2 at the
'school. Tickets are now
on sale. For tickets and
information contact Ronny
Collins, school security
officer, at' (386) 755-8080.
Carltonette Claridy, '
Lauren Ogburn, Shontorja
Harris, Monte Tisdale,
Valena Davis, Shannon
Alexander, Tania Wa;ler,
Nicole Bryant, Taylor
Thompson, Marcus Elliot,
Tori Hammond, Jessi Ann
. Hingson, Miranda Van
Vleck, Breyon Jennings,
Paula Coe, Kara Compo,
Jordan Hill, Alexus
Branscome, Jessica Land,
Blake Chapman, Ashley
Bostain, Stephanie Harris,
Brendon Brownfield and
Eastside Elementary celebrated
anotherfabulous Fall Festival! Parents
learned what the "UNRAVEL" pro-
cess is all about Teachers attended a
workshop in the summer where they
'learned an exciting way to reinforce
Teachers have been teaching stu-
dents to use the steps of UNRAVEL
with any material 'that they need to6
read and understand; Teachers have
also been emphasizing the 12 power-
ful words that all students need to
understand in order for them to be,
more successful when reading. The
students have learned the words and
the motions to a song that will help
them remember key words and skills
so that they can better understand
what they. are reading and be suc-
cessful when test time rolls around.
A, video was shown of Eastside stu-
dents doing the movements and sing-
ing the song.
Once the presentation was done,
parents and students. enjoyed games,
cakewalks, picture booths and deli-
cious food. Special thanks go out to
Mr. Keith Hudson for donating pump-
kins for each classroom to decorate.
and display, Little Caesar's Pizza ,of
Baya Avenue, Hal Jones Construction
(Greg Bedenbaugh) for supplying
extra lighting, NAPA for donating.
water, the Cox family for working
overtime to make the booths for the,
festival, the Bielling Family for donat-
ing hay, and Eastside PT'O for their
hard work in supporting this event
October and November have been
months full of exciting learning activi-
ties. Pre-Kindergarten and first grade
students enjoyed a field trip to the
Columbia County Fair. They were
excited to see the exhibits on dis-
In addition .first and second grade
students, visited Rogers Farm in
Gainesville. They had a terrific.titne,
and returned to school with pump-
kins from their pumpkin patch.
Third grade and fifth grade stu-
dents went to see Kid Power at the
Shriners Club. They learned about
nutrition and how their body works.
Fourth grade students enjoyed their
annual trip to Stephen Foster Folk
Days. It is always a great trip for
fourth grades students, tp see. and
learn about how Florida use to be.
Students churned butter, saw how
cane syrup was made and saw how -
people lived,, and demonstrations
of quilting, blacksmithing- stained
glass making, and other craftsi.,.
Melrose Park Elemehtary
Kindergarten at, Melrose Park
Elementary School had a wonderful
time on our field trip to the Roger's
Farm. We learned about the differ-.
ent kinds of farm animals, fed the
animals such as goat, sheep and
pigs, rode ponies, went on 'a hay-
ride to the pumpkin patch and then'
picked out a pumpkin of our very'
own to take home. We also had fun
at our Fall Festival. We played many
different games and earned all kinds
'of prizes. We are now learning about
living things, including, plants and
insects. There is something new and
exciting to learn each day!
Teachers,facing low salaries, opt to moonlight
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO
AP Education Writer
MIAMI By. day, Wade
Brosz teaches American
history at an A-rated Florida
middle school. By night, he
is a personal trainer at 24
Brosz took the. three-
night a week job at the
gym after his teaching sal-
ary was frozen, summer
school was reduced drasti-
cally, and the state bonus
for board certified teachers
was cut. He figures that he
and his wife, also a teacher,
are making about $20,000
less teaching' than expect-
ed to, combined..
"The second job was
.to get back what was lost
through cuts," said Brosz,
a nationally board certified-
teacher. "It was tougher
and tougher to make ends
meet. I started personal
training because, it's flex-
Second jobs are not a new
phenomenon for teachers,
who have historically been
paid less than other profes-
sionals. In 1981, about 11
percent of teachers were
. moonlighting; the number
has risen to about one in'
five today. They are bar-
tenders, waitresses, tutors,'
school bus drivers and
Now, with the severe
cuts many school districts
have made, teachers like
Brosz, who hadn't, con-
sidered juggling a second
job before, are searching
the want ads. The number
of public school teachers
who reported holding a
second job outside school
increased slightly from
2003-04 to 2007-08. While
there is no national data for
more recent years, reports
from individual states and
districts indicate the num-
ber may have climbed fur-
ther since the start of the
In Texas, for example,
the percentage of teach-
ers who moonlight has
increased from 22 percent
in 1980 to 41 percent in
"It's the economy, pri-
marily," said Sam Sullivan,
a professor at Sam Houston
State University, which con-
ducts the survey.
Rita Haecker, president
of the Texas State Teachers
Association, said cuts
in education have forced
many teachers to take fur-
lough days. It's an extra
strain because, unlike in
the past, many teachers are
now the primary breadwin-
ner, either because they
are a single parent or their
spouse is unemployed,
"It affects their morale in
the classroom," she said. .
The average salary for
a public school teacher
nationwide in the 2009-10
school year was $55,350, a
figure that has remained
relatively flat, after being
adjusted for inflation,
over the last two decades.
Starting teacher salaries
can be significantly lower;
compared to college gradu-
ates in other professions,
they earn more than
$10,000 less when begin-,
ning their careers
"I think people have felt
the need to supplement
their teaching salaries in
order.to have a middle class.
lifestyle," said Lawrence
Mishel, president of the
Economic Policy Institute,
which published a study
this year concluding the
average weekly pay of
teachers in 2010 was about
12 percent below that of
workers with similar educa-
tion and experience.
The Organization for
Economic Cooperation and
Development, which col-
lects data on student per-
formance across the globe,
advised the United States
earlier this year to work at
elevating the teaching pro-
fession in order to improve
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LAKE CITY REPORTER NATIONAL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Oakland raid latest in Occupy crackdowns
By TERRY COLLINS
OAKLAND, Calif. Police clad in riot
gear and armed with tear gas cleared out
Oakland's anti-Wall Street encampment
early Monday, the latest law enforcement
crackdown amid complaints around the
country of health and safety hazards at
The raid at the Occupy Oakland camp,
one of the largest and most active sites
in the movement, came a day after police
in Portland, Ore., arrested more than 50
people while shutting, down its camp amid
complaints of drug use and sanitation
Police in Burlington, Vt, also evicted.
protesters after a man fatally shot himself
last week inside a tent.
Police staged a previous raid on the
Oakland encampment Oct 25, but Mayor
Jean Quan allowed protesters to re-estab-
lish their tent city. On Monday, however,
Quan said officials could no longer ignore
the problems the camp j 'sed.
"We came to this poirlt because Occupy
Oakland, I think,.began to take a different
path than the original movement" Quan
said. "The encampment became a place
where we had repeated violence and last
week a murder. We had to bring the camp
to an end before more people got hurt."
Demands increased for Oakland protest-
ers to pack up after a man was shot and
killed Thursday near the encampment at
the City Hall plaza.
Protesters claimed there was, no connec-
tion between the shooting and the camp.
But police identified the slain man as
Kayode Ola Foster, 25, of Oakland, saying
his family confirmed he had 'been staying
at the plaza.
Witnesses also told police that one of
two suspects in the shooting had also been .
a frequent resident at the plaza. The names
of the suspects have not been released.
Monday's raid came as no surprise to
protesters after the city issued its fourth
order to abandon the camp. About 300 offi-
cers from the Oakland Police Department
and seven other law enforcement agencies
moved in around 5:30 a.m., arresting 33
people and tearing down about 150 tents.
Another man was arrested later in the
morning for trying to break through police
barricades and spitting on officers.
Protesters vowed .to regroup- and
"I don't see how they're going to disperse
us," said -Ohad XReer, 30. of Oakland.
"There are thousands of people who are
going to come back."
Officials declared the operation a suc-
cess, saying all arrests were peaceful and
there were no reported injuries to protest-
ers or officers. Police said those taken into
custody likely will face charges of unlawful
assembly and lodging.
"This had been a very difficult situa-
tion," Quan said. "I'd tried to do what was
right for the city and keep the most people
safe at. every step."
Not everyone in Quan's camp agreed
with the show of force.
Dan Siegel, one of the mayor's top legal
advisers, resigned over Monday's raid,
saying officials should have done more
to work with protesters before sending in
police. Siegel, a longtime friend of Quan
who worked as an unpaid adviser, has
been a vocal critic of Oakland police and
their handling of the Oct. 25 raid.
Video footage of a protest after the Oct
25 raid showed officers using flash-bang
grenades and firing beanbag rounds into
the crowd, injuring a number of people and
prompting cries of police brutality.
Marine Corps veteran Scott Olsen was
left in critical condition after suffering a
head injury during that protest His case
became a rallying cry for the Occupy Wall
Street movement around the nation.
Olsen, 24, issued his first statement
Sunday since leaving a hospital.
"You'll be hearing more from me in the
near future and soon enough we'll see you
in our streets!" he posted on his Google+
account with a photograph of himself with
a neck brace and apparent bruising around
his left eye.
Protesters in Portland had been ordered
to leave their encampment by midnight
Saturday. However, in the hours leading
to the deadline, thousands of protesters
flooded two blocks of parkland where an
Occupy encampment first appeared Oct
Riot police moved into the Portland
camp shortly after noon Sunday, using
a loudspeaker to warn that anyone who
resisted risked arrest and "may also be
subject to chemical agents and impact
weapons." Demonstrat6rs chanted '"we are
a peaceful protest."
Officers used batons to shove a cluster
of protesters out of the camp and dragged
out those who resisted, including some
.Who were holed up in a makeshift fort
made of plywood, pallets, shopping carts
and other debris.
A total of 51 protesters were arrested
during the Sunday afternoon action.
Police surround an encampment as a police helicopter flies overhead at a Occupy Wall Street.
demonstration in Oakland, Calif.dn Monday. 'Police in Oakland began clearing out a weeks-old
encampment early Monday after issuing several warnings to Occupy demonstrators.
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Tuesday. November 15. 201 I
The 2011 champion
in the Junior Midget
League will be decided at
6 p.m. today at Memorial
Stadium. The Lake City
Panthers and Lake City
Bears will play for the
advanced with a 12-8
semifinal win over the
Lake City Cowboys. The
Bears squeaked by the
Lake City Gators, 34-32,
in two overtimes in their
The Madison Lions
will play the Madison
Steelers in the Midget
which will be in Madison.
The Lake City
Annie Mattox Park
North, Inc., is sponsoring.
two benefit basketball
games featuring women's
and men's teams from
Columbia and Suwannee
counties. The games
are at 6 p.m. (girls) and
7:30 p.m. (boys) Nov. 25
at the Lake City Middle
School gym. Admission
is $5 (children ages 6
and younger free), with
all proceeds going teo- -:-
benefit the boys USSSA
travel basketball teams.
Columbia High's girls
basketball team will staff
a concession stand.
For details, call Mario
Coppock at 754-7096.
Lake City team
The Lake City Falcons
semi-pro football team
is seeking players for
the upcoming season,
and dancers for a dance
squad. Players must be
18 years old or older.
For football, call Luis
Santiago at (386)
697-6956; for dance, call
Clara at (386) 697-5249.
* From staff- reports
Fort White High
soccer vs. Keystone
Heights High,. 7 ,p.m.
Fort White High girls
basketball vs. Branford
High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Columbia High girls
soccer vs. Lincoln High
at CYSA field, 7 p.m.
N Columbia High boys
soccer at Chiles High,
7 p.m. (JV-5)
Fort White High girls
basketball at St. Francis
Catholic High, 7:30 p.m.
Fort White High
boys soccer at Hamilton
County High, 6 p.m.
Columbia High girls
soccer at Mosley High,
football at St. Augustine
High in Class 6A regional
quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Fort White High
football at The First
Academy in Orlando
in Class 3A regional
quarterfinal, 7:30 p.m.
Columbia High boys
soccer at Mosley High,
Cross country regions
hosted at Alligator Lake
Fort White High's
girls place 1 th in
Class 2A field.
From staff reports
Alligator Lake Park in
Lake City was the site of
the, Region 1 cross country
meets for Classes 1A, 2A
and 3A on Saturday.
Fort White High's girls
team qualified for the meet
with a runner-up finish at
district The Lady Indians
placed 11th in Class 2A's
Running for Fort White
were: Sydni Jones, 33rd
place among team runners-
21:07.97 time in the 5K run;
,Ashley Jones, 56th-22:31.11;
Seaira Fletcher, 59th-
22:37.77; Carolee Marrow,
Sheridan Plasencia, 78th-
24:43.35; Colby Laidig, 91st-
Seaira Fletcher, Marissa
X-COUNTRY continued on 2B
Sydni Jones placed 33rd to lead Fort White High's girls team
in Saturday's Region 1-2A meet at Alligator Lake Park.
I. LSU I
2. Okla. St. 2
4. Oregon 4
5. Okla. 5
7. Clemson 8
9. Stanford 7
10. Boise St. II
I I.Houston 10
14. Georgia 14
15. Mich. St 12
18. Michigan 18
20. So. Miss 20
21. Penn St. 19
25. Fla. St. 23
host Branford in
By TIM KIRBY
FORT WHITE Fort
White High basketball for
the 2011-12 season gets
under way at 7 p.m. today
when the Lady Indians
host Branford High.
The junior varsity game
begins at 5:30 p.m.
Fort White's boys open
the season at 7:30 p.m.
(JV-6 p.m.) Nov. 22 at
. The new district for
Fort White is 5-4A, which
returns Santa Fe High
and Williston High and
adds Bradford, Interlachen
and Keystone Heights
DeShay Harris returns,
as head coach.
The Lady Indians got
a break when last year's,
and runner-up, Suwannee,
High, were moved to other,
However, Bradford was..
a district runner-up last
year and Keystone,
Heights has a powerful.
history in girls basket-,
ball. The Indians won the
state championship in1
1994-95-97 and were state
runners-up in 1977-88.
Santa Fe and Williston,,
along with Keystone,
Heights, were in the play-
offs as recently as 2009.
Fort White is coming off,
a pair of winless seasons,
HOOPS continued on 2B
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swims to title in
From staff reports
Columbia High's Hannah
Burns, was seeded first in
the 100 breaststroke' for
the Class 2A state meet in
Orlando, and she sealed the
Burns won the first state
championship in swimming
for Columbia with a time
of 1:04.44 in the 100 breast
She improved on her
qualifying time of 1:05.18
to hold off the field
at the Central Florida
YMCA Aquatic Center on
Burns almost made it two
titles. She placed second
in the 200 individual med-
ley with a time of 2:03.84.
The freshman lowered her
school record time in the
Kelsey Buckley of Tarpon
Springs High won state in
Heather -Bilrns placed
seventh in the 200 freestyle
with a time of 1:57.44, and
10th in the 500 freestyle
with a time of 5:08.72 a
Danielle Valley of
Lakewood Ranch High won
both events, swimming
the 200 free in 1:48.17 and
the 500 free in 4:43.56.
Lindsay Lee qualified
19th in the 50 freestyle with
a time of 25.43.
Columbia's 400 free-
style relay team of Heather
Burns, Micheala Polhamus,
Lee and Hannah Burns
placed 11th with a school
record time of 3:45.85.
Chiles High won the relay
Chiles (298.5 points)
won the 2A girls competi-
tion, followed by Suncoast
Community High (183) and
Martin County High (136).
68 points, good for 14th in
the field represented by 51
Gainesville High won
the 2A boys with Mosley
High in second and Barron
Collier High in third.
Columbia High swimmer Hannah Burns stands atop the winner's platform for the Class 2A
100 breaststroke championship at the Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Compleoon Saturday.
season wraps up
run starts Friday
By TIM KIRBY
FORT WHITE The
season is over for five of
Fort White High's 2011
football opponents. The
other half is headed to the
Fort White also is
playoff bound following
its 19-10 home win over
Santa Fe High last week.
The Indians (7-3, 0-1
District 3-3A) face The
First Academy in Orlando
Santa Fe (8-2, 4-1 District
5-5A) plays at Pasco High.
Trinity Catholic High
(5-4, 1-0 District 3-3A)
hosts Melbourne Central
Catholic High in Friday's
first round. The Celtics lost
to District 10-5A champion
Palmetto High at home
last week, 42-20.
Union County and
Wakulla high schools are
the other Fort White foes
that won district titles.
INDIANS continued on 2B
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Dallas 44, Buffalo 7 .
Denver 17, KansasCity 10
Miami 20,Washington 9 '
St. Louis 1.3, Cleveland 12
Arizona 21, Philadelphia 17
Tennessee 30j Carolina 3
Pittsburgh 24. Cincinnati 17
Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9
New Orleans 26'Atlanta 23, OT
Jacksonville 17, Indianapolis 3 "
Seattle 22, Baltimore 17
San Francisco 27 N.Y. Giants 20
Chicago 3A. Detroit 13 '..
New England 37, N.Y. Jets 16
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Minnesota at Green Bay (n)
Thursday, Nov. 17
N.Y. Jets at Denver, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday; Nov. 20
Tampa Bayat Green Bay, I p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota, I pm. .
Carolina at Detroit, I p.m.
Dallas atWashington, I p.m.
Jacksonville at Cleveland, I p.m.
Cincinnati at Baltimore, I p.m.-
Buffalo at Miami, I p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Seattle at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.
San Diego at Chicago 4: 5 p.m.
Tennessee at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 21
Kansas City at New England,.
Open: Houston, Indianapolis, New
Ball St. (6-4) at N. Illinois (7-3), 8 p.m.
700 coaching victories
Coaches with 700 victories who have
spent a minimum of 10 seasons in Division
I with last school listed (x-active):
I. Bob Knight,Texas Tech 902
I. x-Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 902
3. Dean Smith, North Carolina 879
4.Adolph Rupp, Kentucky 876
5. x-Jim Boeheim, Syracuse '857
6. x-Jim Calhoun, Connecticut 856
7.Jim Phelan, Mt. St. Mary's, Md. 830
8. Eddie Sutton, San Francisco 804
9. Lefty Driesell, Georgia State
10. Lute Olson,Arizona
1I. Lou Henson, New Mexico St.
12. Henry Iba, Oklahoma State
13. Ed DiddleWestern Kentucky
14. Phog Allen, Kansas
15. John ChaneyTemple'
16. Jerry Tarkanian, Fresno State
17. Norm Stewart, Missouri
18. Ray Meyer, DePaul-
19. Don Haskins, UTEP
Kobalt Tools 500
At Phoenix International Raceway
(Start position in parentheses)
I. (10) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 312 laps,
112.3 rating, 47 points, $202,233.
2. (9) Carl Edwards, ,'.rd, 312, 123.6,
3. (8) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 312,
4. (14) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 312,
5. (30) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 312,
6.'(2) A J AIImendinger, Ford, 312,
7. (7) David Reutimann, Toyota, 312,
8. (3) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 312,
9. (11) Paul Menard, Chevrolet. 312.
10. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 312,
.II. (25) Joey Logano,Toyota, 312,81.7,
,. 12. (33) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 312,
13. (29) Greg Biffle, Ford. 311, 70.8.
14. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet,
15.(26) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet,
31 1;.77.5,29,$l 1,683. .
16. (4) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 311,
17. (6) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet,
18. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 311,
19. (27). Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 311,
20. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 311,
21. (31) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 311,
22 (17) Kurt Busch. Dodge. 311, 102 3.
23. (18) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 311,
67.5,21, $98,439;. .. ,
S24 (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet,
31f0, 57.9.20, $79,925.
25 (19) ColeWhitt,Toyoca, 310, 58.1,
26. (38) Casey Mears, Toyota, 309, 56,
27. (43) DaveBliney. Chevrolet, 309,.
28. (41) JJ. Yeley, Ford, 309, 45,17,
29 (21) Landon Cassill.Chevrolet,309.
50 9,0, $81.758
30. 139) Mike Bliss. Ford. 308. 42.2, 0.
31 (42) David Gilliland, Ford, 307,38 4,
S13, $69,400. ..
32: (23) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 306,
54.8, 12, $10693:6.
33. (13) David Ragan, Ford; 298, 32.8,
34. (1) Matt Kerseth. Ford. accident.
238.88.1. I $108,986
,35. (20) Robby Gordon, Dodge,
accident, 218,44.5,9, $65,850.
36. (34) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine,
188,61 4. 8, $113,816.
37..(40) Geoffrey Bodine, Chevrolet,
accident, 153, 33.1,7, $65,575.
38. (15). Regan Smith, Chevrolet,
accident. 62,28.5,6, $92,070.
39: (24) Scott Speed, Ford, electrical,
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,o .
to form four ordinary.words.
40. (35) Michael McDowell, Toyota.
transmission, 46, 38.9,4, $65,175.
41. (32) Joe Nemechek.Toyota, brakes,
42. (36) Mike Skinner, Ford, brakes, 25,
43. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, brakes, 20,
Average Speed of Race Winner:
Time of Race: 2 hoprs, 45 minutes,
Margin ofVictory: 0.802 seconds.
Caution Flags: 8 for 30 laps.
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers.
Top 12 in Points: I. C.Edwards, 2,359;
2. TStewart, 2,356; 3. K.Harvick, 2,308;
4. Bra.Keselowski, 2,294; 5. J.Johnson,
2,29 I1; 6. M.Kenseth, 2,289; 7. D.Earrhardt
Jr., 2,257; 8. Ku.Busch, 2,252;9. R.Newmah,
2,252; 10. D.Hamlin, 2,249; 11. J.Gordon,
2,247; 12. Ky.Busch, 2,224.
Philadelphia 3; Florida 2
Chicago 6, Edmonton 3
Minnesota 3,Anaheim 2
Vancouver 4, N.Y. Islanders I
Philadelphia at Carolina' (n)
Buffalo at Montreal (n)
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg (n)
New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Tronto, 7 p.m
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y.,lslanders,7 p.m.
Minnesota at Columus; 7 p.m.
Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit.at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Washington at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Florida at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Qttawa at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago atVancouver, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Houston vs. Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
BNP Paribas Masters
At Palais OmnisportsdeParis-Bercy
Roger FedErer (3). Swiczerland,def.jo-
Wilfried Tsonga (6), France, 6-1,7-6 (3).
S Rohan Bopatina, India, and Aisam-ul-
Haq Qureshi (7), Pakistan, def. Jullen
Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut, France,
ATP singles wins
Open Era (1968-present)
Jimmy Connors 109
Ivan Lendl 94
John McEnroe 77
x-Roger Federer 69
Pete Sampras 64
Bjorn Borg 63
Ilie Nastase 57
Boris Becker 49
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
i. Nicole, shouldI l
Answer here: I I W1
Yesterday's I Jumbles: CHURN COUPE PROMPT ZOOMED
Answer: When he was too sick to go to school, this would be
the only thing he'd be attending HOME ROOM
Braves' Kimbrel, Rays'
Hellickson top rookies
NEW YORK Atlanta
Braves closer Craig
Kimbrel has been chosen
the NL Rookie of the Year
in a unanimous vote and
Tampa Bay pitcher Jeremy
Hellickson has won the AL
The honors were
Kimbrel set a major'
league.record for saves by
a rookie with 46. The hard-
throwing righty earned all
32 first-place votes in ballot-
ing by the Baseball Writers'
Association of America.
Kimbrel easily outpointed
Braves teammate Freddie
Hellickson went 13-10
with a 2.95 ERA in helping
the Rays win the AL wild-
card spot He drew 17 of
28 first-place votes and fin-
ished ahead of Los Angeles
Angels first baseman Mark
INDIANS: 5 opponents in playoffs
Continued From Page 11
Union County (9-0,
4-0 District 7-1A) hosts
Wildwood in the open-
ing round of the playoffs,
following an open date last
Wakulla (8-2, 3-0 District
2-5A) hosts Gulf Breeze
High on Friday after tuning
up with a 35-7 home win
over Escambia High.
Taylor County High
(7-3, 2-1 District 1-4A)
beat visiting Florida High,
37-6, in last week's final
and will travel to Yulee High
for the opening round.
Hamilton County High
,(2-8, 1-2 District 5-1A) lost
at Yulee last week, 56-0.,
Fernandina Beach High
(4-6, 0-2 District 2-4A)
closed the season with a
34-14 home win over
Rickards High (1-9, 1-2
District 2-5A) lost, 32-7, 'to
host Leon High in a match-
up of Tallahassee schools.
Newberry High previ-
ously ended its season at
2-8 and 1-3 in District 7-1A.
High lost at home to
Dunnellon High, 42-28, and
closed the season at 4-6.
HOOPS: Boys' season opens Nov. 22
Continued From Page 1B
and will follow up today's
home-opener with a game
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at
St Francis Catholic High;
' Fort White's boys were
not so lucky with its return-
ing district teams.-
Williston was district
champion last year and
Sanita Fe was runner-up.
The Red Devils made the
third round of the playoffs,
beating the Raiders in the
Among the new teams,
Bradford was a district
champion last year and
advanced to the third
Keystone Heights last
made the playoffs in 2009
and Interlachen in 2008. -
Indians head coach Isiah
Phillips also coaches foot-
ball and the plan is for him
to be away quite a while
during football's playoff
run. That elso includes
returning starters Trey
Phillips, A.J. Legree and
Fort White was 5-14 last
year. The Indians split with
Columbia High and had a
victory in ihe district tour-
nanment opening game.
Phillips said he expected
Raul Colon to be back with
the team, but is not sure of
the junior varsity; players
that may come up and any
, He has coach C:C. Wilson
working with the team until
football is finished.
X-COUNTRY: Finals in Dade City
Continued From Page 11
Fletcher, Plasencia and
Morrow ran personal best
Columbia High's Hayley
Lewis qualified otr.,.region_
as an individual in Class
3A. Lewis placed 71st with
time of 21:31.11.
Region winners (top
three teams, individual):
Class 3A boys (16.
teams) Fort Walton-
Beach High, Bartram
Trail High, Washington
Howell of Niceville High in
Above, to p
Class 3A girls (16
teams) Chiles High,'
Creekside High, Fort
Walton Beach; individual-
Lily Williams of Chiles in
S Class 2A boys (14
teams) Bishop Kenny
High, Bolles School,
Pensacola Catholic High;
individul-Michael Barr of
Bishop Kenny in 16:08.90;
,Class 2A girls (14-
teams) Bolles,. Bishop
Kenny, Episcopal High;
of West Florida High in
,35 Small fly
36 Move upward
38 Usher's beat
39 Double curve
40 "Wheel" buy
41 Hogan dweller
49 Practice Zen
53 Call - day,
.54 Like good.
55 Mi. above'sea
56 Shirt or
1 Atlas contents
3 Moby Dick
4 Lone Star
Class 1A. boys (13
teams) Maclay -School,
Bishop Snyder High,
Travis Court of Maclay in
Class 1A girls (12
School, Maclay, St. Johns
Country Day School; indi-
vidual-Stefanie Kurgatt of
Maclay in 18:16.88. '
The FHSAA Finals are at
Little Everglades Ranich in
Dade City this Saturday.
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Cancer patient is stunned
by woman's tasteless joke
DEAR ABBY: I have
been battling breast cancer
and have been blessed to
have a lot of support from
family, friends and some
awesome medical provid-
ers. My husband's best
friend and his wife social-
ize with us quite often, and
the friendship is important
to him. I recently celebrat-
ed a birthday and these
friends had us over for a
belated birthday dinner.
They bought me beauti-
ful flowers and a gift. The
card attached made a joke
about my "aging breasts,"
which she found quite
Abby, I had a mastec-
tomy, which she knew
about! To make matters
worse, my hair has just
started to grow back from
the chemo, so I decided
to have some highlights
put in, and she told me
she didn't like my new
I am hurt and dumb-
founded by her insensitive
this isn't the first time
she has said things like
this. How do I tell her, I'm
offended by her rudeness
my husband's friendship
with them?'- HARRIED
FRIEND: You nailed it
The woman is insensitive
but you said she has also
made tasteless comments
in the past. For the sake
oi the friendship between
Abigail Van Buren
your husbands, tune her
out and spend less time
with her one-on-one. It's
OK to tell her that her joke
about your "aging breasts"
hurt your feelings in light
of your mastectomy, and
that as your hair is grow-
ing back you thought
you'd like to try something
"different." However, if you
use the word "offended"
she'll probably become
defensive, so avoid that
A final thought: Most
people are terrified of
cancer.. People some-
times try to make jokes
about things that make
them uncomfortable in
an effort, to diffuse those
feelings. This may be the
reason the woman tried
to joke about it, so don't
let it cause you to carry a
DEAR ABBY: I have
recently reconciled with
my girlfriend of six years,
"Molly." It has been five
months since our last fall-
out and longest breakup.
While we were apart, a
woman I knew through,
rly business made it clear
that she was interested
' in me. One thing led to
another and '"Tish" and I
slept together. Now she's
I'm happy to be back
with Molly now, but have
been contacted recently
by Tish with proof of the
pregnancy. I'm afraid
Molly will leave me if she
knows about it She's the
woman of my dreams
and the one I want to
spend the rest of my life
with. Help, please. IT'S
DEAR IT'S .
COMPLICATED: I'll try.
Talk to.Molly about this 'j
and consult an attorney.
Molly should not hold
against you something
that happened while you
were separated. Whether .
the child is yours can be .'
determined by a paternity
test. If it is yours, you will
be responsible for provid- i
ing child support until he
or she is an adult and emo-
* tional support well beyond.'..
If Molly is, indeed, the
woman of your dreams,
she'll stand beside, you.
If not, you are better off
And in the future, please
use birth control, so'you
can plan the number of off-'
spring you bring into this
Write Dear Abby at
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.
ARIES (March 21-April
19): Do what you can to
improve your home and
domestic life financially
and emotionally. You'll face
criticism if you are too
busy pleasing outsiders
instead of the ones who
are always in your corner.
Do something nice for the
ones you love. **
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Short trips are high-
lighted. Engage in con-
versation that brings you
knowledge about some-
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Getting the OK from peo-
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if you are straightforward
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GEMINI (May 21-June
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close to you happy. Your
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things in order you can
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CANCER (June 21-July
22): Share your feelings.
Added responsibilities can
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You need a change of pace
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THE LAST WORD your future. *****
Eugenia Last' SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
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S-act-with-peoplewho'can -.plish. It's better to surprise
contribute to some ot your ,everyone than to fall hort -.
ideas and plans for the of the expectations you
future, Love is highlighted have raised in others.
during the evening hours. -k^
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept 22-Jan. 19): Getting along
22): Be careful how you with others will be half
approach touchy topics the battle. Put your time w
when dealing with friends, and effort into building a
relatives or your lover, strong and stable base at ui
Kindness and compassion home emotionally, finan-
will help you get what you cially and physically. Spend
want; criticism will not. time with the people who
Expand your interests if really mean something to
it will help you share a you. ***
special moment with some- AOTTARTTT n 9i- t
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
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on your side. Be careful
when sharing your ideas
and plans, especially with
colleagues or someone
who can make an impact
on your future. Allow a
little time for something
entertaining. It will lift
your spirits. **
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
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who is dubious. It's up
to you to ferret out any
information that you need
to know before making a
decision, especially if it has
to do with your income.-
Someone from your past
may be the ideal partner in
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Feb. 18): Communication
can resolve misunder-
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and you will find out where.
you stand with people in. ;'.
your personal and profes-
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and charm will help you
win trust as well as favors.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
r20): Watch what you
say if you socialize. Not
everyone will share your
opinion, and you may be
judged harshly. Greater
effort put into earning, a
living or finding ways to
subsidize your income will
bring positive results as
well as praise. *****
by Luis Campos
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THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST, 1/4. OF THE
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21, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
16 EAST, COLUMBIA COUNTY,
Dated: November 7, 2011
P. DEWitt Cason
Clerk of Court ,
Deputy Clerk ,
The North 1/2 of Lot 28, Great South
TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 16
Section 24: Commence at the SE
comer of said Section 24 and run
thence N 89*30'55" W along the
South line of said Section' 24, a dis-
tance of 1345.14 feet to the West
right-of-way line of a 40 foot wide
County graded road known as Shep-
herd Road; thence N 01"19'57". E
along the West right-of-way line of
Shepherd Road 401.48 feet to the
Point- of Beginning; thence run N
89*30'55" W 547.38 feet to the West
line of Lot 20 of Paradise South, a
subdivision as recorded in Plat Book
6, Pages 67-67A; thende run N
015'54" W along the East line of
said Lot 20 and a Northerly exten-
sion thereof, a distance of 396.03.
feet; thence run S 89*30'55" E
556.14 feet to the West right-of-way
line of Shepherd Road; thence S
02707'47" W along the West right-
of-way line of Shepherd Road, 99.65.
feet; thence run S 01'"19'57" W
along the West right-of-way line of
Shepherd Road 296.45 feet to the
point of beginning. Containing 5.01
acres more or less.' Columbia Coun-r
ty, Florida. p'
shall be 'sold by the Clerk of this
Court, at public sale, pursuant to the
Final Judgment in the above .styled
action dated November 3, 2011, at
the Columbia' County Courthouse in
Lake' City, Columbia County, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday,
December 7, 2011, ,to the best and
highest bidder, for cash. Any person
claiming an interest in. the surplus
from the sale, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60
05529061 ,, days after the sale.
November 15,22,2011 WITNESS my hand and the official
IN T cCUIT COURTOF seal on the State and County afore-
said this 3rd day of Novemnber,'2011
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN P. DEWrITCASON
AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, Clerk of Court
FLORIDA .- By:/s/'S. Barry
CASE NO. 2010-CA-724 Deputy Clerk
FLORIDA CREDIT UNION, puy -,
vs. November 8, 15,2011
KARENA, HICKERSON November 8,. 201.
Defendant. NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE THAT PURSUANT TO a Writ of
SALE ; -. Execution issued in the County
Notice& is hereby given that the, un- Court of Baker County, Florida, on
designed, Clerk of Circuit 'Court, the 8th day of March 2011 in the
'Columbia County, Florida, will on cause wherein Country Federal Cred-
i the Ilth day of' January,' 2012, at it Union as plaintiff and' Charles.
11:00AM, at the 3rd Floor Court- Latham as Defendant, being 'case
room (1).of the Columbia County number 95-105-SPin said Court. I`
Courthouse, 173 NE Hemando Mark Hunter,' As Sheriff of Colum-'
Street, Lake City, Florida, offer for bia County, Florida, 'have this day
sale and sell at public outcry, one by levied upon all the, right, title and in-
one, to the highest bidder for cash, terest. of' the Defendant, Charles'
the property, located in, Columbia Latham in and to the following de-,
County, Florida. as follows: scribed personal property
Lot 4, N Rw 9Hpes s, ,U.4ni. a,. ,d4988 Ford F-150 PK (Gray) VIN#
according to the plat thereof, record- 1FTDF15N5JNBO9794
.ed in Plat Book 5, Page 79, Public I shall offer this property for sale De-
Records of Columbia. County, Flori- cember .16, 2011, at the Columbia
'.da., County Detention Facility located at
Together with a 1987 Mobile Home 389 NW Quentin St. LakeCity, Flor-
with ID#GBIS90019A and ida, 32055 at the hour of 10:00 A.M.,
ID#GBlS90019B' which is perma- or soon thereafter as-possible. I will
nently affixed to the lands above de- offer for sale all of the said defend-
scribed and as such is deemed to be a ants, right, title, and interest in the
fixture and part of the real estate. aforesaid personal property, at public
pursuant to the Final Judgment of auction and will sell the same, sub-
Foreclosure entered on November 2, ject to taxes, all prior liens, encum-
2011, in the above-styled- cause, branches and judgments, if any to'the
pending in said Court: highest and best bidder for CASH IN
Any person claiming an interest in HAND. The proceeds to be applied
.the surplus from the sale, if any, oth- as far as may be to the payment of
er than the property owner as of the. cost and the satisfaction of the above
date of the .lis pendens must file a described, execution.
claim within 60 days after the sale. MARK HUNTER,
P. DeWittCason, Clerki SHERIFF OF COLUMBIA COUN-
Clerk of Circuit Court TY, FLORIDA
By:/s/ B. Scippio BY: Sgt. Robert Holloway
Deputy Clerk Deputy Sheriff
'. In accordance with the American
05529079 with Disabilities Act, persons need-
November 15, 22, 2011 ing a special accommodation to par-
I IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD ticipate in this proceeding should
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN ANDrFOR contact the individual or agency
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. sending this notice no later than sev-
'CASE NO. 08-550-CA en days prior to the proceedings at
LENVIL H. DICKS, TRUSTEE 173 'N.E. Hemando Ave, Lake City,
LENVIL H. DICKS LIVING. 'Florida 32055 Telephone (386) 758-
'TRUST A 1109.
ROBBIN HOSTTETER. and FLOR-
IDA PEST CONTROL & CHEMI-
CAL COMPANY, a Florida corpoia-'
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE.
Notice of hereby given that the fol-
lowing described real property: ,
SEE SCHEDULE A -ATTACHED
SCHEDULE A TO NOTICE OF
LENVIL H. DICKS, TRUSTEE v.
November 15, 22, 29,2011
*December 06, 2011
020 Lost & Found
S, Besi friend Lost
Know where he is?
Seen close to 252
outside of Lakp'
020 Lost & Found
CAT FOUND. Gray with
White Chest & Feet, Friendly,
age? On SR 252 near old CC Rd.
MISSING: "Buster" Black and
White Male Boston Terrier. .Old
Country Club Rd. Please call Kelly
288-8897 Reward Available
Must have experience.,
$1000. wk. 386-758-4757
needed. $1,500 week.
Must have experience and tools.
AVON!! Only $10 to start!
Earn bonus $ up to $150+
1-800-275-9945 pin #4206
Cloth Cutter: Person to cut cloth
from patterns in small sewing
company. Sewing exp. helpful.
Call Hafners 386-755-6481
Construction Engineering &
Inspection. Seeking Inspectors,
Contract Support and Compliance
Staff. CTQP Qualified.
email resumes to; ,'
Director of Allied Health
Programs (RN), wanted at North
Florida Community College..
See www.nfcc.edu for details.
Sales Help at Florida Visitors
Center. Benefits, hourly wage. .
plus commission. Excellent
opportunity with National'.
company. Westgate Resorts.,
CallEd. 904-540-2314 or
STYLIST NEEDED at
Call for info. -
Whack A -Do now hiring Stylist.
Full time/Part time Hourly pay +
commission. No Clientel needed
Contact Darlene. 386-984-6738
120 Employment _
LEARN TO DRAW BLOOD
Suffered in Lake City. FLA
RN/LPN needed for infusion
center. MUST have IV
certification w/2yrs exp. PT- 3
to 4 days weekly. Fax resume
to: Attn Cheryl 386-754-3657 or
email to office manager: at
Fast-paced physical therapy
center hiring a licensed-Physical
Therapist's Assistant or Rehab
Aide. Hands-on training .w/some
exp. preferred. Personal training
or fitness background a plus.
Basicknowledge of anatomy
and exercises are a MUST.
.Candidate must be. confident,
have good people skills, a great'
attitude and be'willing to learn.
Extreme motivation promotes
rapid grosw th. Send resume to:
or fax to 386-755-3165.
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-11/28/11
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or
310 Pets & Supplies
2 CUTE FREE KITTENS
Boots & Mittens. One black&
white Female, one gray & white
Male, 9 weeks, 386-4384128.
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. Manyspecies of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.
Cattle For Sale.
Bulls, Brood Cows,
Bred Heifers & Yearlings.
All gentle. 386-365-1352
WANTED: I Buy and Sell:sed
Horse Tack in good/fair condition
Saddles, bridles, pads, reins, etc.
Will pay cash. Call 386-935-1522
41 Lawn & Garden
JOHN DEERE 2009 42.
Mower With 2 Bag bagger
386-755-1002 Leave Message
420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large.or small tracts. ,
*Wafited Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$275 &'up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386-752-3648.,
430 Garage Sales.
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.
Never worn Wedding Dress,,
Size 10, Halter Neckline, Mermaid
cut, beaded. Other Ace. Veil,
Slips, etc. $400. 386-623-6652
USED SET (3) Danton tires.
3 8 0-94-6A7 310
450 Go tThings
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-9634138 or 961-1420
The Pecan House'in Ellisville
We buy, sell & crack Pecans.
Several good Varieties.
Firewood for Sale. $65. per Truck
Load. Joey 965-0288
if no answer pls leave message
we will call you back.
630t Mobile Homes
16X80 Almost new. 10 mi S of
Lake City, off Branford Hwy. 3/2
fenced yd, Dish Washer private.
$650. mrho + sec. No Pets. 984-747
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MIHP
$525. mo. Includes water.
2bedrm/2bth $500 mo.,Also, Res
denial RV lots. Between Lake
City & G'ville. Access to 1-75 &
441 (352)317-1326 Call for term
3br/2.5baS of Lake City,
(Branford area) $550 md plus sec
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
Very clean, NO PETS!
Ref's & dep req'd. 386-758-228
. Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
.6' A Mobile Homes
OU4 for Sale
2006 Fleetwood Anniversary Ser-
ies: 3br/2ba plus bonus rm adjoins
master., Garden tub. South side of'
Lake City. Ez commute to G'ville
MLS # 78411 $72,500 623-6896
3/2 MH on 1 acre in nice sub.
paved rd. metal roof. completely
remodeled, new everything! Only
It's Here. Jacobson Homes
"'Sub Zero" Top Quality Home
with lots of tape and texture and
a- dream kitcheit and more.
'Ndith'Point Homes, Gainesville
4br/2ba, Long carport,
Front & back porches.
Reduced to $37,000.
NEW 2012 Town Homes
28X44 3/2Only $37,900, 32X80
4/2 Just $69,900. Both include
Delivery and set, AC, Skirting and
North Pointe Homes, Gainesville,
Palm Harbor Homes
.Red Tag Sale
Over 10 Stock Units Must Go
Save Up To35K
WE BUY HOMES!
Singles or D5oubles. Must have
clear title. Call North PointHomes
650 & Land.
Nice 1620sf 3br/2ba DW on 4
wooded acres, owner finance avail.
$119,900 Brenda Forrester,
Forrester Realty 352-339-6069
Owner Finance, 3/2, on 2.5 acres,
Mayo area, small down/$675 mo,
w 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
.710 Unfurnished Apt
REPORTER Classifieds orRent'
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Classified Department: 755-5440
710 Unfurnished Apt. 730 Unfurnished
UFor Rent i Home For Rent
SPRING HILL VILLAGE
Excellent High Springs location.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor-plans;
some with garages.
or visit our website:
Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1,2/1. Move in special.
Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2
mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Move in Special $99.
Pool, laundry & balcony.
Duplex,w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 month & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652
Fall Special! 1/2 Price First
Month. Updated Apt, w/tile
floors/fresh paint. Great area.
From $395.+sec. 386-752-9626
Move It Madness. 2/1, 2/L5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
Move'in Special from $199-$399.
1, 2 & 3 br apartments. Also, 2/br
MH close to town. Incl water.
NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled
1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining; living
room. $450. mo plus sec.
386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951
Nice, lg 2 br Apt.;
Close to town
$485 mo + $485 dep.
Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $99. Limited time. Pets
welcome, with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA in
Gatorwood S/D. Washer/dryer
hook up, clean. $650. 1st, last +
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr's
from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move.in-$99. -Spacious bedroom
washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90. 386-754-1800
Windsor Arms Apartments.
Move In Madness! $99. Move in!
2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free
200 cl. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.
7 0 Furnished Apts.
2v For Rent
Rooms for.Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $ 150. weekly
730 Home For Rent
2br/lba Brick Duplex. Water, lawn
.care &garbage pickup incl. Near
High School $595 mo plus dep.
386-752-0118 or 623-1698
by Arthur Rulenberg
.:1' ';!'.ir .l : H .iTi LI .:~~1 I- '
1"s~e 4'm r
3 BR/1 BA, newly renovated,
CH & A, corner of Putnam &
Marsh, large yard, first & security,
$800 mo., 954-559-0872.
/ TOWNHOUSE 2br plus
Bonus room. w/1.5 bath.
Quail Heights CC. $750. mo plus
$250 damage dep. 386-752-8553
3br/2ba nice home fine
bonus room. Fine home, newer
neighborhood. $995. mo..Security
deposit and application req'd.
386-935-1482 or 386-269-0150
3br/2ba on 2 ac.
North of Lake City.
$750. mo + full security.
386-965-7534 or 386-365-1243
4BR/3BA, close to 1-75. Close to
town, great schools. Well water &
septic, Clay electric. $1100. mo.
$1000 Dep. (850)346-8318 Chris
DWMH 3BR/2BA on
40 ac. near CR 18 & 131.
For lease-beautiful Callaway sub.
home brick, 3bd/2bath/2car w/LG
fenced yard, built 2007. $1275.
For lease-Lakewood sub. LG
brick, 2600 sq. ft. 4bd/2.5 ba/2car
Lglot by Lake Jeffrey. $1275.m
+last+sec. Bruce 386-365-3865
75O Business &
For Lease: E Baya Ave. Two -
1000 sqft office space units or
combined for 2000.sqft. 386-984-
0622 or weekends 386-497-4762
Midtown Commercial Center,
brand new executive front suite &
Call Vicki or. oe 386-935-2832.
770 Condos For Rent
2BR/2BA, all appliances,
water/sewer, basic cable,
pool & tennis cts.
$1150/mo, call 386-344-0433
805 Lots for Sale
BEAUTIFUL 5 acres in
Lake City, 100% owner financing,
no qualifying, $395 per month.
Please call 512-663-0065
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newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race; color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or'any intention to make
such preference, limitation or.
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women'and
people securing custody. of chil-
Sdren under the age of'18. This
newspaper will not knowingly .
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is-in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby in-
formed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are availa-
ble on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777,
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'impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
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SaL: 10-4 Sun: l-4pa
Call ryan Zecher'
820 Farms &
$10,000 reduction on our 10-acre
lots. Owner financed land.
Deas Bullard Properties
12 acres+/-, Northwest comer oq
CR-18 and 81st Ave. Asking Price
$745,000. Call (801) 715-9162 for
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
For Lease FARM- 7 stall barn.
17+ acres, pasture, cross fenced.
Close in $500. mo.
Bring the picture in or
we will take it for you!
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3/4 ton, metal work
60K miles, exc. cond.
If you don't sell your vehicle
during the first 10 days, you
can run the same vehicle ad
for 10 additional days for
Terms and conditions remain the
same for the additional run.
Cold A/C, great gas
mileage, 4 new tires,
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810 Home for Sale
PRICE SLASHED TO $95,000!
Well-maintained 3BR/2BA home
in Gwen Lake area on comer lot
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 386-755-5110 #77307
PRICE! 3BR/2BA w/open floor
plan; freshly painted $96,000
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 755-5110 #78278
PRICED TO SELL! 3BR/2BA
w/2,012 SqFt w/living rm &
family rm $39,000
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 386-755-5110 #78680
CUTE 3BR/1.5BA recently reno-
vated; 1,455 SqFt with city utilities
ONLY $75,000 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY, INC.
IN-GROUND POOL! Remodeled
3 or 4 BR w/hardwd floors, new
carpet & vinyl in 2011 $79,500
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 386-755-5110 #79233
2BR/1BA mfg home on 4 acres in
Oakwood Acres; owner financing
available $44,900 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY, INC.
BANK OWNED 3/2 home with
screened in pool, fireplace,
#79039 $129,000 Call Paula
Hallmark Real Estate
COUNTRY CLOSE 3/2 brick, 3
acres, pole barn, workshop, fruit
trees. $129,900 #78096
Call Ginger Parker 386-365-2135
Hallmark Real Estate
HUD HOME 4.77 ac, near
G'ville. 3/2, as is $95,500 Call
Robin Williams 365-5146
434983 Hallmark Real Estate
Lake City. 05 Brick home w/shop,
3br/2ba, 1,700 sqft., double lot
fenced, tiled walk in shower.
$189,900 neg. Call 417-396-2134.
LAKEFRONT Brick 3/2, large
oaks, wood floors, -fireplace.
$139,000 #78385 Call Janet Creel
386-719-0382 Jay Sears 386-
867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate
Own a piece of history. Folk Vic-
torian in Wellborn. Includes triple-
wide MH. Total of 9 br's & 3ba./
Patti Taylor @ Access Realty
MLS # 71594 $149,900 623-6896
PRICE REDUCED!! 3/2 plus
pool house w/half bath, 2.25.
fenced ac.,Freshly painted. Split
plan, Large rear deck MLS 78103
SHORT SALE 3/2, Built 2007,
wood floors,Game room.
REDUCED! Call Ginger Parker
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820 Farms &
FSBO, Ten acres, partially wood-
ed. 41 South, 1/2 mile off Cather-
ine Rd., fully fenced, power acces-
sible. $38,000 386-344-0504
MOBILE HOME PARK with 1g.
brick owner residence. 12 units, 14
spaces, 11.84 Acres in town.
#77920 Call Jay Sears 386-
867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate
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1973 Air Stream Land Yacht.
31 ft. New carpet and vinyl.
Great Shape. Reduce to
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2003 Allegro 30DA. Workhorse
Chassis. 18000 miles, garage kept.
Excellent cond. w/many extras
2 axle camper travel trailer.
19 ft. $400.
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