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State senators OK new districts


Redistricting plans
approved; opponents cite
constitutional violations.

By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE The state Senate
passed plans to redistrict itself and Florida's
congressional seats on Tuesday after a
debate over whether the maps would con-
tinue to "pack" Democratic-leaning black


voters into a handful of districts to help
Republicans keep their majorities.
Democrats in the Republican-controlled
chamber were split Most voted for the
maps while others alleged they would be
violating a pair of new anti-gerrymandering
amendments to the Florida Constitution by
protecting incumbents of both parties as
well as the GOP.
Senate Reapportionment Committee
Chairman Don Gaetz vociferously defend-
ed the maps, chiding critics for failing to
submit their own alternatives.


"You have before you not a perfect plan
but a constitutional plan, a plan that is fair,"
the Niceville Republican said in debate on
the congressional map. He said the pro-
posal is "in stark contrast to the allegations
and the charges made against it, all of them
without evidence or foundation."
The Senate plan (SJR 1176) and the
congressional bill (SB 1174) now go to the
House. Leaders in both chambers have
agreed to accept each other's map for their
respective houses. But negotiations would
be needed to resolve differences on con-


gressional plans.
"With this vote the Senate has sent a
chilling message to.the people of Florida:
safe districts are more important than Fair
Districts," said Florida Democratic Party
Chairman Rod Smith, a former senator.
Voters in 2010 adopted the Fair Districts
amendments, one for the Legislature, the
other for Congress. They prohibit lawmak-
ers from intentionally drawing districts to
benefit incumbents and political parties.
Other provisions protect minority repre-
DISTRICTS continued on 3A


Admired Architecture


Chapel's

style

attracts

interest

Nominated as one
of top 100 buildings
in Florida.

By GORDON JACKSON
giackson@lakecityreporter.cor
chapel built in
memory of 24-year-
old Mandi Petway
three years after
her death in 1992
has been a destination for wed-
dings in North Florida.for near-
ly two decades.
Now, Mandi's Chapel has
earned a new distinction -' a
nomination from the American
Institute of Architects as one of
Florida's top 100 buildings.
The organization described
Mandi's Chapel at Camp Weed,
an Episcopal camp near Live
Oak, as "a prime example of
Florida's premiere architec-
ture." The Florida chapter
of the American Institute of
Architects is holding a contest
to rank the top 100 buildings.
"The state of Florida is rich
in cultural diversity and his-
tory," according to the letter
notifying the chapel notifying of
the nomination. "This is reflect-
ed in our state's great architec-
ture, and to be among the top is
truly an honor."
A list of all the buildings nom-
inated will be identified March
'5, the day the contest begins.
,'People can vote as often as they
want at aiafla.org to rank the
buildings until the contest ends
March 31.
Mandi's Chapel was built
at Camp Weed in 1995 with a
$750,000 donation by her par-


Courtesy
Mandi's Chapel was built in 1995 at Camp Weed in Live Oak in memory of Mandi Petway, who died
when she was 24. She was a passionate supporter of the summer camp until her death in 1992.


ents Tom and Betty Petway. The
camp was founded 88 years ago
and moved from the Gulf Coast
to Live Oak 35 years ago to be
in a more central location tothe
75 Episcopal churches in North
Florida, said Joe Chamberlain,
executive director at Camp
Weed.
The Petways chose Camip
Weed to build a chapel because


they wanted to pay tribute to
their daughter, who was a par-
ticipant and strong supporter
of the camp until her death
from Hodgkin's lymphoma,
Chamberlain said.
The chapel, designed by
Jacksonville architect John
Zona, seats 200 people. The
Petways also left an endow-
ment that pays for upkeep and


maintenance in perpetuity.
Another Zona-designed cha-
pel, the Baughman Center at
the University of Florida in
Gainesville, was also nominat-
ed for the award.
Chamberlain said it's not
unexpected that Mandi's
Chapel is a nominee.
"It has a stunning view, a
CHAPEL continued on 3A


FPL eyes


$695M


rate hike


Florida utility says cost of
business and new facility
are reasons for increase.

By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE Florida Power &
LightCo. notified state regulators Tuesday
that it wants to raise its base rate by $695
million annually, or $6.80 a month for the
typical residential customer.
If approved by the Public Service
Commission the new rates would go into
effect in 2013 for Florida's largest electric
utility. The Juno Beach-based company
serves 4.5 million homes, businesses and
other customers in South Florida and
along the state's east coast.
"We know there is never a good time
for an increase, and we're particularly
mindful of the impact of these uncertain
economic times on our customers and our
state," FPL CEO Armando Olivera said in
a statement.
Company officials 'said the increase is
needed to pay for the rising cost of doing
business and to begin paying for a new,
high-efficiency natural gas power plant at
Cape Canaveral after it enters service in
June 2013.
They said operating expenses are rising
because costs are going up for many of
the materials and products FPL purchases
as well as a projected addition of. nearly
100,000 new customers between 2010 and
2013.
The new gas-burning plant is expected
to enable FPL to reduce fuel charges and
hold down the overall increase in custom-
ers' bills to $3 per month, said FPL vice
president for state government affairs
Mike Sole.
A customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours
per month, which is about average, cur-
rently pays $94.62. The rate increase is
expected to raise that to $101.42 without
any change in the fuel charge. If fuel
charges drop as predicted the monthly
charge would be $97.62.
FPL continued on 3A


Feds ban

4 types

of snakes

Rules makes it
illegal to import,
cross state lines.
By MATT SEDENSKY
Associated Press
MIAMI Four types of
giant snakes that have been
plaguing the Everglades
are now banned from being
imported into the United
States or transported across
state lines, federal officials
announced Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ken
Salazar publicized the new


Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, center, and Sen. Bill
Nelson, left, look at at 13-foot python held by National Park
Service Ranger Al Mercado in the Everglades on Tuesday.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife African pythons, the four
Service rule during a visit types of massive constrictor
to the Everglades. It applies snakes that have become
to the Burmese python, increasingly present in the
yellow anaconda and the
northern and southern SNAKES continued on 3A


Drug store heist lands

Lake City women in jail


Video, witness
used to nab
theft suspects.

By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com
Two Lake City women
were arrested Monday
night by the Lake City
Police Department for
allegedly stealing winter
clothing and medical sup-
plies from a local drug
store, officials said.
Quanna Denise Fulton,
39,362 NE Escambia St. and


Fulton
Diedre Michelle
40, 177 Montana
both charged wit]
in connection witi
dent. Both were
into the Columbi
Detention Facility
According to I
Police Departmen


officer J. Dickison was
dispatched to a call about
retail theft at Walgreen's,
2094 SW U.S. Highway 90.
Dickison reported when
he arrived he spoke to
Walgreen's employees who
said two suspects left the
parking lot in a blue pickup
Moore truck and noted that the
Moore, women stole some items
St., were from the store. The clerk
h larceny gave a physical descrip-
h the inci- tion of the women and the
booked clothing they were wearing
a County and the officer used the
store's surveillance video


Lake City
t reports,


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Deen hid diabetes diagnosis to fans


NEW YORK Paula Deen, the
Southern belle of butter and heavy
cream, is making no apologies for
waiting three years to disclose she
has diabetes while continuing to dish
up deep-fried cheesecake and other
high-calorie, high-fat recipes on TV.
She said she isn't changing the
comfort cooking that made her a
star, though it isn't clear how much
of it shell continue to eat while she
promotes health-conscious recipes
along with a diabetes drug she's
endorsing for a Danish company.
"I've always said, 'Practice mod-
eration, y'all.' I'll probably say that a
little louder now," Deen said Tuesday
after revealing her diagnosis on
NBC's 'Today" show. "You can have
diabetes and have a piece of cake.
You cannot have diabetes and eat a
whole cake."
Health activists and one fellow chef
called her a hypocrite for promoting
an unhealthy diet along with a drug
to treat its likely effects. Deen added
her support of the Novo Nordisk
company to a collection of lucrative
endorsements that include Smithfield
ham and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Deen, who will turn 65 on
Thursday, said she kept her diag-
nosis private as she and her family
figured out what to do, presumably
about her health and a career built
solidly on Southern cooking. Among
her recipes: deep-fried cheesecake
covered in chocolate and powdered
sugar, and a quiche that calls for a
pound of bacon.
"I really sat on this information for
a few years because I said, 'Oh, my
gosh, what am I going to do about
this?. Is my life fixing to change? Am
I no longer going to like my life?" she
asked. "I had to have time to adjust
and soak it all in and get up all the
information that I could."
While Deen, who lives in


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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Celebrity chef Paula Deen smiles as she waits to make an appearance on the
Today Show in Miami Beach on Feb. 22, 2008.


Savannah, Ga., has cut out the sweet
tea she routinely drank straight
through to bedtime and taken up
treadmill walking, she plans few
changes on the air.
Government doctors say that
being overweight (as Deen is), over
45 (as Deen is) and inactive (as Deen
was) increase the risk for developing
Type 2 diabetes. Growth of the dis-
ease in the U.S. has been closely tied
to escalating obesity rates. Roughly
23 million Americans are believed to
have the most common Type 2 diabe-
tes; patients' bodies either do not pro-
duce enough insulin or do not use it
efficiently, allowing excess sugar, or
glucose, to accumulate in the blood.
Deen is the pitch person for Novo
Nordisk's new online program,
Diabetes in a New Light, which
offers tips on food preparation, stress


management and working with doc-
tors on treatment. She has contrib-
uted diabetes-friendly recipes to the
website and takes the company's
drug Victoza, a once-daily noninsulin
injection that had global sales of $734
million in the first nine months of
'2011.
A recipe for Lady and Sons
Lasagna, on her diabetes-conscious
site, uses extra-lean ground beef and
cans of unsalted tomato sauce and
diced tomatoes, for a dish estimated
at 260 calories a serving. Turn to
Deen's collection of recipes on
The Food Network's site and find
Grandmother Paul's fried.chicken3,
with Crisco shortening for frying, or I
baked French Toast casserole, with
two cups of half-and-half and a half-
pound of butter. No calorie counts
are estimated.
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Celebrity Birthdays


Singer-songwriter
Bobby Goldsboro is 71.
Actor-director Kevin
Costner is 57.
Comedian Dave Attell


is 47.
Actor Jason Segel is
32.
Actress Samantha
Mumba is 29.


Daily ScriDture


"Do everything without grum-
bling or arguing, so that you
may become blameless and
pure, "children of God without
fault in a warped and crooked
generation." Then you will
shine among them like stars
in the sky as you hold firmly
to the word of life. And then I
will be able to boast on the day
of Christ that I did not run or
labor in vain."
Philippians 2:14-16 NIV


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Graham sees new
threat to Everglades
TALLAHASSEE -
Former U.S. Sen. Bob
Graham says bills that
would allow for water
privatization and redefining
of public and private land
threaten the progress of
Everglades restoration.
The retired Democrat
spoke Tuesday at the
inaugural meeting of the .
bipartisan Everglades
Legislative Caucus in the
Capitol.
Graham said "the
Everglades is water" and
"water belongs to the
people of Florida" and not
private interests.
The South Florida
Everglades have suffered
from the gradual intrusion
of housing developments
and farms and have been
polluted by urban and fer-
tilizer runoff. State lawmak-
ers cut Everglades restora-
tion funding last year.
Gov. Rick Scott was non-
committal about privatizing
water later in the day at an
Everglades panel held at
Florida State University. He
would only say the ques-
tion "requires a lot more
study."

2 escaped inmates
heading to Florida
FLORENCE, S.C. -
Officials say two minimum
security inmates who
walked away from jobs at
a cannery near Florence
have stolen a car and may
be headed to Florida.
Corrections Department
spokesman Clark Newsom
says Palmer Pre-Release
Center inmates Dameon
Simpson and Kyle William
Norris took a car out for a
test drive in Lawrenceville,
Ga., on Monday and didn't
return.
The men were reported
missing Sunday from their
jobs at McCall Farms in
Effingham. Authorities
say Norris has relatives in
Florida.


Simpson is serving a'
five-year sentence for hit
and run. Norris has less
than six months to go on
a five-year sentence for
second-degree burglary.,
Authorities are looking
for a white 2004 Pontiac
Grand Prix with Georgia
tag DL91E91. Newsom
says anyone with informa-
tion should call officials at
(803) 896-2256.

Men sentenced for
jail kickback scheme
JACKSONVILLE Two
north Florida business-
men have been sentenced
for the roles in a kickback
scheme that landed the
state's former corrections
chief in prison.
The U.S. Department of
Justice reported Tuesday
that,65-year-old Edward
Lee Dugger was sentenced
to more than two years
in prison and 38-year-old
Joseph Deese received
a prison sentence of just
over a year.
The two men were con-
victed of funneling more
than $130,000 to former
Department of Corrections
chief James Crosby and
former DOC official Allen
Clark in order to be sub-
contractors in operating a
profitable prison canteen
service.
Crosby is serving eight
years in prison for taking
kickbacks. Clark was sen-
tenced to 2 1/2 years in
prison.

President will visit.
Disney this week
ORLANDO President
Obama will announce a
strategy for promoting
tourism during a visit
to Walt Disney World in
Orlando later this week.
White House officials
said Tuesday that the
president's announcement
on tourism and travel
is part of his "We Can't
Wait" actions undertaken
through executive orders.


Obama is scheduled to
be in Orlando on Thursday.

Madison 9 attorney
announces lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE The
attorney for those known
as the Madison Nine for
being defendants in a
north Florida voting-fraud
case says he plans to sue
the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement over
their arrests.
Attorney Benjamin
Crump'of Tallahassee
appeared Tuesday outside
Gov. Rick Scott's office in
the Capitol to announce
his plans. Madison
.County's top elections
official and a school board
member are among those
charged.
Crump said the arrests
were wrongful and done
with improper force. FDLE
has maintained the arrests
were lawful.
Supervisor of Elections
Jada Woods Williams is
charged in an absentee-
ballot scheme to help elect
school board member
Abra 'Tina" Johnson in
2010. Johnson also faces
charges. Gov. Rick Scott
has suspended both of
them.

High court drops
case against judge
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Supreme. Court
has approved the state
judicial ethics panel's dis-
missal of its case against
a Tallahassee-based judges
for his involvement in
an expensive new court-
house.
The court ruled
Tuesday that an ethics
case was moot since Judge
Paul M. Hawkes of the 1st
District Court of Appeal
resigned as of Jan. 4.
But the Supreme
Court's order said that it
would have "continuing
jurisdiction" if Hawkes
ever retakes judicial office.
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CHAPEL: Chapel's style draws interest

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strong presence," he said. "I
wasn't a bit surprised. It did
take awhile to sink in. It's an
honor."
Chamberlain said Zona's
chapel design generated no
negative debate when it was
unveiled prior to construction
in 1995.
"There was a lot of excite-
ment," he said. "There was
something a little bit unusual
about it."
The chapel has no active
congregation, though it is used
for worship services when
summer camp is held. The
facility is open to all children


ages 9 through high school,
regardless of socioeconomics.
Members of the Episcopal dio-
cese and private donors help
fund summer camp for needy
children, Chamberlain said.
"We have children from the
inner city, wealthy and every-
thing in between," he said.
When it's not used for
church services, the chapel has
become a popular destination
for weddings of all Christian
denominations, Chamberlain
said.
Word hasn't spread about
the architecture nomination,
so Chamberlain said he is


uncertain if the demand to
hold weddings at the chapel,
will increase.
"It's not really news, yet," he
said. "The nomination will just
heighten the interest."
Chamberlain said he expects
some people will visit Camp
Weed simply to look at a build-
ing considered among the top
structures in the state. Visitors
are welcome but they are
asked to check in at the office
before going to the chapel to
ensure they won't disturb an
ongoing activity.
Call the chapel at (386) 364-
5250 for information.


Courtesy Photo
Mandi's Chapel, at Camp Weed near Live Oak, is among the Florida chapter of the
American Institute of Architects' top 100 buildings in the state. All the nominees will
be named on March 5, when the contest begins, to rank the top buildings. The con-
test ends March 31. and a winner will be named Dec. 14 at the 100th Anniversary
Convention and Tradeshow in Palm Beach.


THEFT: Two jailed in drug store theft

Continued From Page 1A


to confirm the description.
Authorities issued a Be On
the Look Out alert for the
suspects.
Dickison was later dis-
-patched back to Walgreen's
in reference to the suspects
and vehicle matching the
description returning to the
store.
Lake City Police
Department. Sgt. Clint
VanBennekum found the
suspects. He reported when
he approached the vehicle he
saw and identified Fulton as
the driver and the passenger
was Moore. VanBennekum
reported he noticed, in plain


view, open containers of alco-
hol and several unwrapped
store items in the vehicle.
Fulton gave
VanBennekum consent to
search the vehicle and he
reportedly found two hand
bags that the surveillance
video showed the suspects
had in their possession
while in the store.
"Both bags contained
unwrapped items that were
later identified as belonging
to Walgreen's," Dickison
wrote. "The Walgreen's
clerks were able to identify
both Fulton and Moore as
the suspects who were in


the store earlier and stole
the items."
Authorities found four
micro, fleece pants, two
throw fleece and medical
supplies, totaling roughly
$109.
While putting more.
into the back of the patrol
vehicle, Moore reportedly
made the statement, "You
don't have me on video put-
ting anything in my pants,
you might have me putting
something in her pants, but
not me putting anything in
my pants."
The women were taken to
jail without further incident


DISTRICTS: Senate OKs new districts

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sentation and require that
lines follow political and
natural boundaries when
possible.
The dispute over whether
the maps meet those criteria
is expected to be resolved in
the courts.
Both measures passed 34-6
with all but one Republican in
favor. Democrats divided 7-5
in favor of each plan.
Each map .maintains exist-
ing minority-majority and
minority-access districts in
the Senate and congressional
delegation. The congressio-
nal plan adds two new dis-
tricts to bring Florida's total
to 27 due to population gains
from 2000 to 2010. Both of
those districts would be in
central Florida, one each
appearing tilted toward each
party.
The likely Democratic dis-


trict also is heavily Hispanic.
Its voting age population is
41.3 percent Hispanic, most-
ly Democratic-voting Puerto
Ricans. The state currently
has three Hispanic U.S.
representatives, all Cuban-
American Republicans from
South Florida. Each of those
seats would remain more
than 70 percent Hispanic.
The congressional map
also will maintain 50 percent
or more black voting age
populations in three districts
held by black Democrats.
In drafting the maps, Gaetz'
committee gave top priority
to protecting minority repre-
sentation, but opponents say
they succeeded too well.
"I believe the Legislature
is poised to use the pre-
text of minority protection
to advance an agenda that
seeks to preserve incumben-


cy and packs minority seats,"
said Sen. Arthenia Joyner,
D-Tampa.
In debating the Senate
map, she said black-majority
districts have more minority
voters than they need to elect
African-Americans but that
allows surrounding districts to
be "bleached" of minorities.
"For the last 20 years this
packing ofAfrican-Americans
was used to ensure the elec-
tion of a disproportionate
number of Republican candi-
dates," Joyner said.
Senate, Democratic Leader
Nan Rich of Weston made a
similar argument about the
congressional plan.
Gaetz, though, noted each
map contains only two black
majority districts. Each would
have slightly lower percent-
ages of voting age blacks
than current districts.


FPL: Utility wants rate hike next year

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Those numbers, though,
are tentative. They could
change when the utility
files its formal rate request,
which is expected by the
end of March.
"Even with this increase
we expect our bills-will still
be the lowest in the state,"
said Sole, former secretary
of the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
The company also is
seeking an increase in its
return on equity, or how
-much profit it generates
from shareholders' money,
as part of the rate case. Sole
said it currently is earning
11 percent, which is about
average for Florida's inves-
tor-owned electric utilities.


The proposal calls for a
range of 10.25 percent to
12.25 percent with a mid-
point of 11.25 percent.
Company officials say
a higher return is needed
because it expects to invest
$9 billion in upgrading its
facilities from 2011 through
2013. That figure, though,
is more than FPL's annual
earnings so it needs to offer
investors a healthy return
to finance those improve-
ments, FPL contends.
The rate increase notice
came two years after the
commission rejected more
than 99 percent of FPL's
last request for higher base
rates, which totaled about
$1.2 billion annually.


The utility subsequently
agreed to refrain from seek-
ing anotherbase rate increase
through the end of 2012.
The previous case gen-
erated allegations of cozy
relationships between utili-
ties and regulators. Then-
Gov. Charlie Crist and
other politicians spoke out
against FPL's request and
another increase sought by
Progress Energy Florida,
the state's second-largest
electric utility.
Crist asked the five-mem-
ber commission to delay a
final decision, which it did,
until after he appointed two
new members. Neither had
any prior connection to or
experience with utilities.


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swampland.
The snakes can growth be
26 feet long and more than
200 pounds and threaten
indigenous species. They've
been found to kill and swal-
low animals as large as deer
and alligators, and Salazar
said they threaten all the
work being done to restore
the Everglades to its natural
ecosystem.
"It does us no good to
put in these billion dol-
lars of investment in the
Everglades only to have
these giant invasive con-
strictor snakes come in here
and undo the good that we


are doing," he said.
The rule will be published
in the Federal Register in
the coming days. It will
take effect 60 days later
and applies to not only live
snakes, but viable eggs,
hybrids and gametes, which
are the male reproductive
cells.
"These giant constrictor
snakes do not belong in
the Everglades and they
do not belong in people's
backyards," said Sen.
Bill Nelson, a Florida
Democrat who has been
outspoken on the issue and
who appeared with Salazar


on Tuesday.
Pythons have become
a growing problem in
Florida's revered swamp-
land. Many are believed to
have been pets that were
dumped once they grew
too big; others may have
escaped from pet shops
during 1992's Hurricane
Andrew and have been
reproducing ever since.
Thousands are believed to
be living in the Everglades.
The new rule omits five
species of snakes that ini-
tially were expected to be
banned, leading some to
criticize it as watered down.


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ON EA


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OPINION



Silver


linings


found

ome complain, rightly
so, that we are always
harping on what's
wrong. True enough.
But there's so much
wrong. Should we avoid it?
Here's another approach:
Find the silver lining.
Example One The European
welfare states' economies are
imploding with the weight of
their irresponsibility. The silver
lining: Oil prices have drifted
lower in large part because
of concerns about European
credit downgrades. A European
recession would slow demand
for oil and push oil prices lower.
And that means lower prices
for the rest of us with money
to buy oil and jobs to drive our
fossil-fuel cars to.
Example Two To make
their $98 billion (and growing)
boondoggle sound feasible, the
proponents of California's High-
Speed Rail decided to claim it
vould be less expensive than
building alternatives, like free-
Ways and airports. Silver lining:
This silly claim gave opponents
and even the mainstream media
an opportunity to show once
more how ludicrous the claims
are by these people. The Los
Angeles Times today in a news
story mind you says flatly:
"'Bullet train promoters predict
it will cost $171 billion to build
new airports and roads if the ,
trains aren't completed. But
experts say that figure is great-
ly exaggerated." 'Isn't it great
when bad news contains those
silver linings?
We've saved the best for last.
SExample Three Anyone
who has paid attention for the
past three years has noticed the
current occupant of the White
House has made minced meat
of the Constitution. Certainly
not a good thing. But here's
the silver lining, according to
William McGurn in the Wall
Street Journal: 'Thanks to his
executive overreach, Americans
take a renewed interest in our
fundamental governing docu-
inent"
,How sweet it is to prosper
amid deprivation. Out of bad
stuff can come good.
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Randall: Regretting she didn't


help out a woman in need


"r e night was cold,
getting colder by the
S minute, forecast to
S drop into the 20s. In
S a rush, I hadn't both-
ered to wear a coat, a decision I
already regretted.
I wanted to make two quick
stops one at the market, the
other for takeout before hur-
rying back to have dinner and
start working on a column that
was due the next morning.
For me, there's nothing like
a deadline to remind me.of
thing s need to do like pic k
tif '12-pack of Diet Coke. ":'
"'At the market, I circled, the
parking lot to score a space,
near the entrance. Then I
pulled my sweater tight about
me and sprinted for the door.
I swear I didn't see her until
it was almost too late. She was
standing on the curb a little
bird-like woman in a raincoat
and kerchief, wobbling back
and forth in sensible shoes,
holding two bags of groceries,
one in each hand, and peering
up the street, as if waiting for
a ride.
I spotted her just in time to
stop inches shy of bulldozing
her out into the street.
"Oh," I said, "I'm so sorry!"
When she turned, I real-
ized she was younger than I
thought She studied me for a
moment, as if she should know
me. Then her blue eyes cloud-
ed, blinking with confusion, and
she went back to watching for
her ride.
I hurried inside, profoundly
glad I hadn't plowed her down.
The shopping that should


Sharon Randall
www.shoronrandall.com
have taken 10 minutes turned
into 30, partly because the Diet
Coke was on sale ("buy more
than you can carry and get a
Sfew imore'free") and I couldn't
decid'die thesavings were
worth the effort, let alone the
strain on my back. At checkout,
I tried to pick the shortest line,
and it turned out to be the lon-
gest, which happens to me so
often that I am tempted to pick
the longest, just to see how
long it takes.
When I finally left the store;
dragging my load of Diet Coke,
I didn't see the woman until
I pulled out. She had moved
down to the other entrance, and
was still tottering on the curb,
peering into passing cars.
That's when I heard The
Voice. I suspect you've heard it,
too. It tends to tell me things I
don't want to hear, to do some-
thing I don't want to do, or
avoid certain things that I want.
Sometimes it sounds strange-
ly like my mother. Just once, I
wish' it would tell me something
fun, like "Here, just for you,
are the winning numbers for a
Mega Millions lottery ticket."
Not this time. This time it
said, "Give the poor soul a
ride."


When I heard it, I had
already driven past her onto a
one-way exit street. To go back,
I'd have to leave the shopping
center, go down several lights,
make a U-turn and come back.
I did not want to do that
Also, she looked harmless,
but if I let her in my car, how
was I to know she wouldn't
come at me like a spider mon-
key?
That is but one example of
the kinds of questions I can
always think of to try to reason
with.The yoice. But The Voice
is never reasonable. It just
keeps whispering, "Be kind,"
"Offer grace," "Do the right
thing."
Fine. But first I decided to go
pick up the takeout. Then I'd
swing back by and if she was
still there, spider monkey or
not, I would give her a ride.
Imagine my relief 20 minutes
later to come back and find
her gone. Then relief turned to
guilt as I considered the "what
ifs."
What if she had tried to.walk
home and gotten hit by a car?
What if she were an angel on
a mission to save the world by
finding one good person and I
had blown it for all of us?
What if I had given her a ride
and she had given me a win-
ning Mega Millions ticket?
And here's the biggest "what
if' of all: What if next time
when I hear The Voice, I just
say yes?
E Sharon Randall can be con-
tacted at PO Box 777394,
Henderson, NV 89077 or randall-
bay@earthlink.net.
I


Mitt Romney should


release tax returns now


GOP frontrunner
Mitt Romney's posi-
tion on releasing
his tax returns is a
work in progress;
it is evolving, let us say, and
rather quickly, too.
Last month, he told MSNBC:
"I don't intend to release the tax
returns. I don't," That certainly
sounded like an absolute refusal
and it quickly became an issue
with the other candidates. Newt
Gingrich says he will release his
tax returns on Thursday.
Then, during the debate
Monday, Romney said he would
"probably" release his tax returns
but not until April.
By Tuesday, he said he
definitely would release his tax
returns in April if he became
the GOP nominee. "Well wait
until the tax returns for the most
recent year are completed, then
release them," he promised.
By then, it may be too late.
The GOP race may be over and
Republican voters will have been


Dale McFeatters
mcfeottersd@shns.com
denied critical information about
the man who wants to lead his
party's charge against President
Barack Obama.
Its difficult to see why Romney
is so leery of releasing his
returns. The voters have shown
that they are not turned off by
wealthy candidates; indeed, most
of their presidential candidates
have been rich, some of them
extremely so.
Romney's net worth, based
on filings that don't specify the
value of assets but only put them
within a certain range, is some-
where between $190 million and
$250 million.


USA Today put his speaking
fees over the course of a year at
more than $362,000, an amount
that he described as "not very
much," indicating he may have a
problem relating income-wise to
the common man.
Romney freely admitted to report-
ers this week that his effective tax
rate is close to 15 percent The top
income tax rate is 35 percent, but
private equity funds, like Romney's
Bain Capital, typically reimburse
their top executives so that their
compensation is treated as capital
gains and taxed atthe lower rate.
Many think this loophole
should be plugged, but unless it is
Romney can't be blamed for play-
ing by the rules of the game.
Gov. Romney, release the
tax returns already. And if this
year's aren't, as you say, quite
complete, release last year's so
voters can gnaw on them until
the new ones are ready.
* Dale McFeatters is a columnist
for Scripps Howard News Service.


ANO
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4A


THEIR
E W


Romney


on the


fast track

Amtrak left taxpay-
ers stranded with a
$1.4 billion bill last
year, and it's going
to cost even more to
keep government-run rail alive,
this year. Instead of looking for
ways to cut back to attain profit-
ability or just improve the noto-
riously late, slow and under-
whelming service, Amtrak's
CEO proposed on Wednesday
to buy a set of electric trains
(not the toy kind) to make his
request for another 130 mostly
ordinary rail cars more politi-
cally correct.
Uncle Sam chips in about
$55 each time someone buys
an Amtrak ticket. Republican
presidential front-runner Mitt
Romney said if he's elected,
he would end that practice by
privatizing Amtrak. It's a move
that should have left the station
years ago.
The former Massachusetts
governor wants to scale back
federal government programs
we can't afford, including
the money-losing railroad.
"There's a long list of pro-
grams many people like," Mr.
Romney told the Des Moines '
Register editorial board earli-'
er this month. "Some of those
I like myself. But the test for
me is, is this program so criti-.
cal that it's worth borrowing
money from China to pay for
it?"
He applied this philoso-
phy to trains in a November
speech, explaining, "I like
Amtrak, but I'm not willing
to borrow $1.6 billion a year
from China to pay for it." Even
though Amtrak is supposed
to make a profit, 41 of its 44
routes lost money. It's time to
derail this gravy train.
President Obama dis-
agrees and wants to burn
even more money on rail,
but the Republican-led
House of Representatives
stopped him in his tracks.
The White House budget
last year demanded a whop-
ping $6.6 billion increase
for the Federal Railroad
Administration as a key ele-
ment of its anti-automobile
agenda. In the final transpor-
tation bill for fiscal 2012, rail
got an additional $326 million,
but the loot came with some
GOP policy baggage.
Amtrak is barred from pad-
ding an employee's salary
with overtime costs in excess
of $35,000 (unless that poses
a risk to the safety and opera-
tional efficiency). Also, federal
funds may not be used on
routes where Amtrak offers
a discount of 50 percent or
more off normal peak fares.
The idea is to force private
competition on the lines
where Amtrak is already fail-
ing.
House conservatives didn't
allow a penny to be wasted on
high-speed rail, the conduc-
tor in chief's favorite high-
priced ticket item. Last year,
Mr. Obama announced he
wanted $53 billion over six
years to build a national high-
speed rail system with the
goal of ensuring 80 percent
of Americans have access to
a federal choo-choo. As our
national debt worsens, Mr.
Obama just keeps rolling
along.
Private companies could
take over the in-demand
Northeast corridor lines, get
them running on time, make
fewer stops, provide better
amenities and likely turn a
profit. As Mr. Romney said
this month in the farm state of
Iowa, "Amtrak ought to stand
on its own feet, or its own
wheels." It's time for the gov-
ernment to jump the tracks on


the losing rail business.
* Washington Times










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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Today, Jan. 18
Olustee meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across
from Aquatics Center.
Blood drive
LifeSouth will have a'
blood drive from noon to
7 p.m. at Pizza Boy Pizza.
Each donor recieves a free
large cheese pizza and a
t-shirt or boxers.

Jan. 19

Voices that Change
Vocal Impressionist
Michael Kelley presents
Voices that Change from
Elvis to Kermit the frog.
A night of fun Thursday,
Jan.19 at the Columbia
County Fairgrounds ban-
quet facility. Showtime is at
6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
This is a benefit for the
Christian Service Center
and tickets are available at
the Center on Hilton and
Washington St.
Columbia County Retired
Educators meeting
The Columbia County
Retired Educators will meet
Thursday, January 19, at
1 p.m. in Room 120 at the
School Board Adult Center.
Speakers will be Mrs.
Kaeron Robinson of the
Guardian Ad Litem and Mr.
Paul Conley of Ocala, Fl.,
District H FREF Trustee.
Retired persons interested
in education may join us.
For more information call
Will Brown at 752-2431.
Healthy Start
board meeting
Healthy Start of North
Central Florida Coalition
Board Meeting, Thursday,
January 19th at 2:00 p.m.,
Well Florida Council,
Gainesville, Fla. The public
is invited.
Please call Heather-
Holliingsworth at 352-313-
6500 ext.119 if you need
more information.

Jan. 20.
Community Concerts
Mark & Clark perform
7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the
Levy Performing Arts
Center. Identical twins
Mark & Clark play head to
head on identical ciustom-,
built baby grand pianos.
They have enthralled audi-
ences around the world
with everything from musi-
cal comedy to dramatic
interpretation of the clas-
sics all with the flash of
Liberace, a lot of Jerry Lee
Lewis, and the piano artist-
ry of Ferrante and Teicher.
Ticket and membership
information is available at
www.communityconcerts.
info.

Arbor Day planting
The Lake City/Columbia
County Beautification
Committee will honor
Morris Williams by plant-
ing a Palatka Holly in com-
memoration of the 2012
Arbor Day. The ceremony
will be held at 11 a.m. in
front of the school admin-


istration building on Duval
Street. The public is urged
to attend.
Jan. 21
Southside Idol
The Lake City Recreation
Department 2nd Annual
Southside Idol will be
Saturday at 7 p.m. in the
Columbia County School
Board Administrative
Complex Auditorium, 372
W. Duval St. Admission
is $5 to see 14 talented
local singers in middle and
high school compete to
be Southside's Idol. The
winner takes home $1,000.
Special guest Keisha
Jackson, an R&B singer,
will perform with other
local talents.
Spiritual retreat
A spiritual life enrich-
ment retreat and confer-
ence for adults from 9:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Epiphany
Catholic Church, 1905 SW
Epiphany Court. The regis-
tration fee is $10 and theme
is improving and inspiring
spirituality. Reserve your
spot by Jan. 18 by calling
(386) 752-5228.
Farmers market
There will be a Chili
Cook Off and live music
this week at the Lake
DeSoto Farmers Market
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
Wilson Park located along
Lake DeSoto in downtown
Lake City. The cook off
will benefit Relay for Life.
The market features locally
grown fresh produce,
herbs, plants, cheese,
milk, eggs and local baked
breads, pies and other
items. Vendors also sell
homemade craft items like
jewelry, woodwork and
other handmade items. For
more information about
the Lake DeSoto Farmer
Market call 386-719-5766 or
visit market.lcfla.com.
Wedding Expo
Let the Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park &
Campground help you
plan your special day. 2nd
annual Wedding Expo
will be held at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music .
Park & Campground on
Saturday, Jan. 21from 1
to 5 p.m. Fashion Show
by Glass Slipper Bridal,
Door Prizes, Vendor
Booths, Refreshments,
Taste Testing and more.
Vendors include: Melissa's
Antiques, Glass Slipper
Bridal, Scott Carroll DJ,
Holiday Inn, SOS Cafe &
Restaurant, Top Hat Limo,
Cakes by Pat, Uniquely
Yours Wedding & Event
Planner, Hot Heads Salon
& Spa, Sea Creative/
Stacee Reveron Photo,
Joy the Cake Lady/Elite
Photography and more.
Free Admission. For more
information contact Sharyn
at (386) 364-1683.

Baptist school
First Central Missionary
Baptist Association will
start its Mid Year Winter
Education School on
Jan. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. at Springfield
Missionary Baptist Church
in Live Oak. There will be
classes on Public Speaking,


Survey of Revelation,
Baptist Doctrine, and
Doctrine of Prayer. The
cost is $35 per person
and includes materials.
Lunch by the host church
for a low fee. Rev.Joseph
Francis, Moderator and
Mrs. Shirley, Franklin,
Women's President.
Jan. 22
Church anniversary
Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church, 948
Aberdeen Avenue, will
celebrate their 70th
Church Anniversary on
Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. and
3 p.m. Dr. D}vight Pollock
in charge of the 11:30
a.m. service. Reverend
Isadore L. Williams and the
Philadelphia Missionary
Baptist Church is in charge
of the 3 p.m. service.
Please come out and share
with us.
Bridal show
The 2nd Annual Your
Perfect Day Bridal
Show will be from noon
to 4 p.m. on January
22 at the Holiday Inn &
Suites. Vendors include
The Rose Mary Catering
Company, David's Bridal,
Belk, Lake City Florist
and Design, Glass Slipper
Bridal, The Grand Event,
Ms. Debbie's Cakes
& Sugar Art, DND
Escapes, Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park,
and More! Door Prizes,
Complimentary Food
Tasting, & Cash Bar.
Advance Ticket prices are
$7.00; Day of Event $10.00.
Tickets can be purchased
at the Holiday Inn & Suites,
213 SW Commerce Dr.,
Lake City. For ticket sales
or vendor information, call
Margie Hicks at (386) 754-
1411.
Riding club banquet
The Columbia County
Riding Club is having its
annual banquet Jan. 22
at 1p.m. at Mason City
Community Center. The
club will have its rides the
2nd and 4th Sat. of each
month. The club will be
hosting Pleasure Shows
this year. Check our web-
site for all information, www.
columbiacountyridingcltb.
com.

Jan. 24

Friends of the Lbrary
Author Program
Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7
p.m. at the Main Library,
sponsored by Save Our
Suwannee will host Cynthia
Barnett, author of Mirage:
Florida and the Vanishing
Water of the Eastern U.S.
Barnett is an award-win-
ning journalist and senior
writer for Florida Trend
magazine. She will discuss
Florida's water crisis and
look at solutions that have
found success in commu-
nities around the world.
Don't miss this timely pro-
gram on a topic so very rel-
evant to Columbia County
and North Central Florida.
Jan. 25
Building Assn. lunch
The Columbia County
Builders Association will
hold a General Council


lunch at Guang Dong start-
ing at 11:30 a. m. on Jan.
25. Cost of lunch is $10 for
members and $15 for non-
members. Speaker is Dale
Williams. After the lunch
an attorney from Tritt/
Anderson in Jacksonville
will hold a short seminar.
Reservations are preferred,
call: 386-867-1998 or e-mail:
colcountybuild@comcast.
net

Jan. 28

Illusionist Jason Bishop
Illusionist Jason Bishop
will perform as part of
Florida Gateway College's
FGC Entertainment series
on Jan. 28. Bishop, the 2006
APCA Performing Artist
of the Year, will amaze you
with his stunning and origi-
nal state-of-the-art magic,
including his breathtaking
Double Levitation trick. For
more information or for
tickets, call (386) 754-4340
or visit www.fgcentertain-
ment.com.
Women's retreat
New Dayspring Baptist
Church, 709 NW Long
Street, Shepherd's Care
Ministry will be hosting a
Women's Retreat on Jan.
28th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration and breakfast
beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Inspirational topics will be
presented along with lunch.
Tickets are available or you
may pay:at the door for a
donation of $10. For more
information please contact
Sis. Linda Timmons at 386-
438-7974.

Jan. 29
Friends of the Lbrary
Author Program
Sunday, January 29, 2012
at 2:00 pm at the Main
Library: Phyllis Smallman,
author of Margarita
Nights and Champagne
for Buzzards. Phyllis
Smallman is a Canadian
who has spent a lot of time
in Florida, the setting for
'her award-winning mystery
series featuring
sassy bartender, Sherri
Travis. A former potter
with a lifelong love of mys-
teries, Phyllis divides her
time between her native
Ontario and Sarasota. She
will join us live via Skype
for this program.

Jan. 30

Wildlife class
The Columbia County
Extension office, 164 SW
Mary Ethal Lane, will host
Creating Backyard Wildlife.
Habitat on Jan. 30 from 1 to
4 p.m. Learn how to create
backyard wildlife habitat
for a variety of wildlife, in
particular birds, bats, and
butterflies.
Feb. 1
Black History Month
Opening Ceremony
Black History Month
Opening Ceremony, 6 pm,
Richardson Comm. Center.

Blue/Grey meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409


SW St. Johns St. across
from Aquatics Center.
Feb. 3
Gospel concert
Southern Gospel soloist
Ann Downing, a popular
performer on the Gaither.
Gospel Homecoming video
series, will be in concert
at the Wellborn United
Methodist Church, 12005
County Road 137, at 7 p.m.
on Friday, Feb. 3. For infor-.
mation call (386)754-8524.
Hyssongs in concert
The Hyssongs will
be presenting a.concert
of Gospel Music at The
Hyssongs located at 254 SE
Gillen Terrace in Lulu on


* Submit Community Calendar
announcements by mail or drop off at
the Reporter office located at 180 E.
Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or
email Ihampson@lakecityreporter.com


Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
The Hyssongs travel
full-time throughout the
United States and Canada
using the powerful medium
of music. Dell, Susan, and
SRichard Hyssong encour-
age and delight audiences
wherever they appear with
their family vocal harmony,
lively energetic style,
humor, and brass instru-
ments (trumpet and trom-
bone). This awad winning
trio consistently has top 40
songs on the radio charges.
They perform more
than 250 times each year
in church, auditoriums,
gospel cruises, (as well
as television and radio).
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audiences around the world with everything from musical
comedy to dramatic interpretation of the classics all with
the flash of Liberace, a lot of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the piano
artistry of Ferrante and Teicher.
It's a double dose of enjoyment!

Contact Community Concerts of Lake City, Inc.
for further information '(386) 466-8999
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OBITUARIES


Milburn Gladstone Boys
Jr.
Milburn Gladstone Boys Jr., born
October 24, 1944, in Wayne,
-Pennsylvania, passed away
January 16, 2012 at North Flor-
ida Hospital, -
Gainesville,
FL at the age ,.
of 67 years. -"
Mel attended '#
Jacksonville -
University and *
received a de-
gree in Busi-
'ness Admin-
istration from
Jones College,
Jacksonville. "
He served with the United States
Army in the Military Police in
Vietnam. Mel worked many
years at Wal-Mart and earlier


with K-Mart in Gainesville, FL.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Paulina and Milburn
Boys, and by his sister, Elizabeth
Stone. He is survived by wife Su-
san, daughter Rachel McKenzie,
of Canyon Lake, TX and children
Raymonda Brannon, Lake City
and Kish Trolinger, Wyandotte,
Michigan, brother John Boys,
Westport, CT, niece Christina
Boys, Nashville, TN, nephews
David Stone Jr., Bronson, FL
and Robert Boys, Mt. Juliet, TN.
A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday at 1 PM at the Dees-
Parrish Funeral .Home Chapel.
Donations in memory of Mel
should be given to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital. Arrange-
ments are under the direction
of the DEES-PARRISH FAM-
ILY FUNERAL HOME, 458
S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL


32025 (386)752-1234pleasesign
our on-line family guestbook at
parrishfamilyfuneralhome. corn

Doris Loree Johnson Terry
Doris Loree Johnson Terry,
age 88, died Saturday, Janu-
ary 14, 2012 at Madison
County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 AM Monday, January 16,
2012 at Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel with burial
at Midway Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday, from
3 5 PM at Beggs Funer-
al Home Madison Chapel.
She was born in Madison Coun-
ty, Florida where she lived all
her life. She was a Homemaker
and a Farmer. She was a mem-
ber of Midway Baptist Church.


Survivors include 2 sons: Rich-
ard Terry (Edith) of Madison,
Bill Terry of Madison; 3 daugh-
ters: Faye Browning (Edwin) of
Madison, Frances Terry Grote-
fend (David Deceased) of Lake
City; Ernestine Sparkman (Kip)
of Perry; Step-Mother Lydia
Johnson of Dowling Park, FL;
I sister; Dorothy Sammons of
Lake City. 8 Grandchildren
and 17 Great Grandchildren.
Donations may be made to
Midway Baptist Church WMU
.Fund, 338 SE Midway Church
Rd., Lee, Florida 32059.
BEGGS FUNERAL
HOME is in. charge of ar-
rangements 850-973-2258.
Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.


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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & NATION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012


CALENDAR: Listing of area events


Continued From Page 5A


During the last two years,
they have sung more than
12 times at Dollywood, have
been featured in the Singing
News, and appeared on the
cover of Christian Voice
Magazine.
Feb. 4
West Virginia Day
The West Virginia Annual
Reunion will be held on
Feb. 4 starting at 11:30 am.
Please bring a covered dish
to share for the luncheon.
The event will be held at
Epiphany Church, 1905
SW Epiphanty Court For
questions, information, or
reservations please call 386-
7554937.
Olustee Festival Pageant
The Olustee Festival
Pageant will be held this
Saturday, Feb.4. Ages 3-12
mos 13mo-23 mo, 2-4, 5-6
and7-9 will be held at 4 p.m.
at the Columbia County
School Administrative
Complex Auditorium. Ages
10-12, 13-15 and 16-20 will
be held at 7 p.m. Winners
in each division will receive
a $50 savings bond, crown,
banner and ride in the
Olustee parade on Feb. 14.
The pageant is open to the
public with admission at
the door $5.00 adults and
students. Applications are
available at the Columbia
County Library or Chamber
of Commerce. Deadline
for entries is 1-23-2012. For
more information you may
contact pageant director,
Elaine Owens at 386-965-
2787.
Slack History
Movie Festival
Black History Movie
Festival, 4-8pm Olustee
Park.

Feb. 8-
Blue/Grey meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb.'8 -
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St Johns St across from
Aquatics Center.
Feb. 10
Friends of Music
The Friends of Music
Concert Series will pres-
ent its second concert of
the season on Friday, Feb.
10 at 7:30 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, 697
SW Baya Dr. Dr. Laura Ellis,
organist/harpsichordist, and



Take

charge

of your

diabetes

From staff reports
UF/IFAS Columbia
County Extension, in
conjunction with UF/
IFAS Suwannee County
Extension, is now offering
"an educational program to
help adults with type 2 dia-
betes control their blood
sugar to feel better and
reduce risk of health com-
plications. The program will
include nine classes taught
by a team of qualified edu-
cators and health profes-
sionals, and a personal con-
, sultation with a registered
dietitian. Classes will run
from Feb. 7 to April 3 and
will be held on Tuesday
nights from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
If you have been diag-
nosed with type 2 diabetes,
are borderline diabetic, are
at least 21 years old, and are
interested in being a part


of this program, please call
Jenny Jump at the Columbia
Extension office at (386)
758-5384 or Cathy Rogers
at the Suwannee County
Extension office at (386)
362-2771 by Feb. 2nd. The
$75 program fee includes
the educational classes,
nutrition consultation, pro-
gram materials and health
assessments.


Dr. Steven Thomas, cellist,
will perform. Both musi-
cians are professors at the
University of Florida. The
concert is free, and a recep-
tion will follow. For more
information call Bill Poplin at
3654932.
Feb. 11
Bus trip
"What Freedom Looked
Like" a bus trip to Ft Mose,
St Augustine, Florida -
Florida's all free black settle-
ment, 7am 6pm; meet at
Richardson Gym. $25 per
person includes lunch.
Zumba fundraiser for
Habitat for Humanity
All proceeds go to Habitat
for Humanity of Lake City/
Columbia County Inc. for
one hour long Zumba class
facilitated by American
Family Fitness, 4578 Sw
Heritage Oaks Circle, Suite
102 on Feb. 11 at 11 am.
The donation cost is $10
per person. A fire truck and
bloodmobile will be on site
too.
Pre-Valentine Banquet
First Central Association
Women's Department
will host the Annual Pre-
Valentine Banquet on
Saturday, Feb. 11'at 6
p.m. The event will be
held at the Springville
Community Center, 3710
NW Suwannee Valley Rd.
Tickets are $25 each and
may be purchased from the
Missionary Department of
any of the local First Central
Churches. The Speaker will
be Carla Herring Blalock of
Suwannee County. Special
music will be provided by
Kyler Burke, a student at
Columbia High School. For
more information you may
contact Gloria McIntosh at
755-1099. Dress is semifor-
mal or church attire.

Founder's Day Program
The Columbia County
Chapter Bethune-Cookman
University Alumni invites
you to our Founder's Day
Program on Feb. 11 at 4
p.m. at the Holiday Inn.
Dr. Trudie Kibbee Reed,
President of Bethune-
Bookman University will be
our speaker. Dress attire is
semi-formal or church attire.

Valentine's Day Ball
The 1st annual Valentine's


Day Ball, presented by the
Rotary Club of Lake City,
will be Saturday, Feb. 11
from 6 tol0 p.m. at The
Country Club of Lake City.
Dress is Black-Tie optional.
Tickets are $50 each and
are available at the Lake
City Reporter, The Wheeler
Agency, Hunter Printing,
First Street Music, Parks-
Johnson Agency on Hwy
90 West or call 752-0812.
Gentlemen...BE A HERO...
bring her to the Valentine's
Day Ball!
Feb. 14
Speed dating
Singles Valentine Day
Speed dating (National HIV
Day),5pm-10pm, El Potro.

Feb. 17
Sweetheart Dance
The Springville
Community Center, 3710
NW Suwannee Valley Rd,
Annual Sweetheart Dance
is set for Friday, February
17 at 8:30 p.m. The attire
for this event is dressy.
Music will be provided by
DJ Hurricane of Lake City.
Tickets are $8 per person
and may be purchased in,
advanced from any Board
member. Please contact
Gloria McIntosh at 755-
1099 or Coretta Ford at
397-1347. Guests may bring
individual refreshment
trays. Sweetheart pictures
will be taken for a nominal
fee by IKE productions.

Golden Dragon Acrobats
Direct from Hibei,
China, the Golden Dragon
Acrobats are the reigning
National Association of
Campus Activities enter-
tainers of the year and will
perform at Florida Gateway
College on Feb. 17. Their
performance combines
award-winning acrobatics,
traditional dance, spectacu-
lar costumes, ancient and
contemporary music and
theatrical techniques to
present a show of breath-
taking skill and spellbind-
ing-beauty. For more
information or for tickets,
call (386) 754-4340 or visit
www.fgcentertainment.
com.
Feb. 18
70's Party
70's Party, 4-8pm, Annie
Mattox.


Feb. 20
Teen Summit
Teen Summit, 3 p.m.-
midnight, Florida Gateway
College.
Feb. 25
Community Concerts
The UNF Chamber
Singers perform 3 p.m. Feb.
25 at the Levy Performing
Arts Center. This elite sing-
ing ensemble from the
University of North Florida
performs world music, vocal
jazz, and other choral gems.
Ticket and membership
information is available at
www. communityconcerts.
info.
Banquet
The 7th Annpal
Fundraising Banquet will
be held on Saturday, Feb.
25 at the Great Lake City
Community Development
Corporation. This is a "Black
Tie Affair". Hope to see you
there.
Tickets are $30. For tick-
ets and information contact:
CDC 386-752-9785, Betty
Powell 386-755-7377, David
Turner 386-697-4752, or
Marlette Robinson 386-288
1856.
Feb. 29
Banquet
Elders Banquet, Closing
Ceremony, 6 pm, Richardson
Comm. Center.
March 2
Barrage
A high-octane fiddle-fest
that features an international,
multi-talented cast perform-
ing an eclectic mix of music,
song and dance, Barrage will
perform at Florida Gateway
College on March 2. This
is their last tour before a
multi-year stop in Las Vegas.
For more information or for
tickets, call (386) 7544340 or
visit www.fgcentertainment
com.

March 3-4
'The Rotary Club of Lake
City Downtown's 9th Annual
North Florida Home &
Patio Show at the Columbia
County Fairgrounds is
' March 3rd & 4th. Interested
businesses wishing to par-
ticipate should call (386)
623-6049, or go to rotary-
downtown.com. Parking and
admission is free to the pub-
lic. This is the ONLY Home
Show in the North Florida
area this weekend!


Brooks sues to get

$500,000 back from

Oklahoma hospital


By Justin Juozapavicius
Associated Press
CLAREMORE, Okla.
- Garth Brooks appeared
before a friendly
crowd Tuesday
- the jurors who
will hear his claim
that an Oklahoma
hospital refused to
name a building
for his late mother
after he gave it
$500,000.
Nearly every-
oneinthejurypool Broo
raised their hands
when Brooks' law-
yer asked whether
they had heard of the coun-
try music star. Eight of the
18 selected for possible duty
acknowledged they were
fans, and several said they
had attended one or more of
his concerts.
Brooks claims he made the
donation to Integris Canadian
Valley Regional Hospital in
Yukon because he believed
at least some part of the facil-
ity would be named after his
mother. He has sued to have
the money returned.
Integris has said the dona-.
tion was an "unconditional"
gift and it has done nothing
wrong by not naming a build-
ing after Colleen Brooks.
"Unfortunately, talks broke
down or did not continue or
Mr. Brooks was not satisfied
with the options we were
offering, and that's when
he decided to sue," hospital
spokesman Hardy Watkins
said Tuesday before the trial
began.
Dressed in blue jeans and
a black cowboy hat, Brooks
shook hands with lawyers
and made small talk before
proceedings began Tuesday
afternoon. He was accom-
panied by his wife, country
singer Trisha Yearwood, and
a number of potential jurors
said they were her fans too.
Brooks' lawNrer Peter Brolick
called Yearwood "every bit
the superstar" as Brooks.


Integris lawyer Terry
Thomas, who indicated he
was a pop music fan, asked
potential jurors to ignore
Brooks' celebrity and decide
the case fairly.
"If Mr. Paul
McCartney or a
Mr. Brian Wilson
were sitting there,
I couldn't.sit there,
I .just couldn't,"
Thomas told the
prospective jurors.
"That's what we're
looking for here. If
ks you're just riot going
to be able to deter-
mine that Mr. Brooks
(is wrong), I need to
know at this point"
None of the potential jurors
were removed from consid-
eration. The judge swore 12
jurors in and planned to pick
an alternate. Opening stat-
ment begin Wednesday.
Brooks lives near Owasso, a
Tulsa suburb, and is originally
from Yukon, near Oklahoma
City. His lawyer said the case
features "one of the biggest
country music stars that ever
lived vs. the largest health
care system in Oklahoma."
According to the lawsuit.
hospital officials showed
Brooks mock-ups of buildings
bearing his mother's name
and told him his donation.was
earmarked for such a project
Brooks' mother died of can-
cer in 1999.
In a statement prior to juo
selection Tuesday, Broolk'
spokeswoman said the mtsi-
cian was "stunned and hurt"
by the company's failure "to
name anything for her.
Watkins, the vice president
of marketing and communici-
tions for Integris Health, said
Tuesday that hospital official
had several discussions with
Brooks about naming options
including for a wome~'s
center and even renaming the
hospital itself in the t6
years after the donation was
made. The naming option
ranged from $250,000 to $5
million, Watkins said.


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Section B


BRIEFS

CHS BASEBALL
Alumni game
set for Jan. 28
Columbia High
baseball's third annual
alumni game is
Jan. 28 at Tiger Stadium.
Registration begins at
10 a.m. and there is no
fee to participate. There
will be a home run derby
at 11 a.m. with a $5 entry
fee. The Tigers will play
a Purple and Gold game
following the home run
derby. Admission is free.
Barbecue dinners will be
sold.
For details, call coach
J.T. Clark at 365-1754
FORT WHITE BASEBALL
Alumni game
planned Feb. 4
Former Fort White
High baseball players
are invited to play in an
alumni softball game
at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at the
Fort White baseball field.
There will be a home run
derby fundraiser
following the game,. plus
fish fry and barbecue
dinners will be sold.
For details, call coach
Mike Rizzi at 288-8680.
YOUTH BASEBALL
Registration for
Lake City open
Lake City Columbia
County Youth Baseball
registration for 2012 is
5-7 p.m. Friday, and
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday at Southside
Sports Complex with a
cost of $80. Online
registration is available,
at www.lcccyb.com for $75
plus a transaction fee.
For details, call
David Williams at
(386) 697-0764.
YOUTH GOLF
Practice group
offered for girls
A golf practice group
for girls ages 9-17 is
offered from 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays
at Quail Heights Country
Club. Fee of $45 includes
instruction, range balls
during practice, and a
monthly tournament.
For details, call Chet
Carter at 365-7097.
* From staff reports

GAMES

Today
Fort White High girls
soccer vs. host Santa
Fe High in District 5-2A
tournament, 7 p.m.
Columbia High boys
soccer at Vanguard High,
7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Thursday
Fort White High
boys soccer vs. Hamilton
County High, 6 p.m.
Columbia High
girls basketball at
St. Augustine High,
7 p.m. (JV-5:30)
Fort White High girls
basketball at Bradford
High, 6 p.m.
Fort White High boys
basketball vs. Bradford
High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5)
Friday
Columbia High
wrestling at Brandon
High, TBA
Columbia High boys
basketball at Stanton
Prep, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6)
Saturday
Columbia High
wrestling at Brandon
High, TBA
Columbia High boys
basketball vs. Wolfson,


7:30 p.m. (JV-6)


JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
Fort White's Alexa Hatcher (9) attempts to make a goal against Columbia High on Dec. 6.


Lady Indians


ready for


No. 1 seed


Fort White High
loses basketball
doubleheader.
From staff reports

Fort White High's
girls soccer victory over
Newberry High gave the
Lady Indians a shot at the
No. 1 seed and tournament
host.
Fort White will play
Santa Fe High at 7 p.m.
today. The Raiders were
12-1-1 in district and dis-
patched Bradford High 8-0
on Monday.
Tuesday's games pitted
Keystone Heights High vs.


Interlachen High and P.K
Yonge School vs. Williston
High. The winners in the
two games will play in
today's 5 p.m. semifinal
game.
The championship game
is 7 p.m. Friday.

Fort White basketball
Fort White's basket-
ball team dropped a
doubleheader at Williston
High on Monday. It was dis-
trict play in both games.
Willistn .(10-7) won the
boys game, 72-55.
Fort White's Melton
PREP continued on 3B


Measuring-stick matchup


Final 4 opponent

splits series due

to technical foul


By BRANDON FINLEY
bfinley@lakecityreporter. com
It came down to a tech-
nical and Columbia High
wasn't on the right end as
Palatka High finished off
a second-half comeback to
beat the Tigers, 55-54, in
Lake City on Tuesday.
"We lost control of the
game," Columbia head
coach Horace Jefferson
said. "It was a game that
both teams fought hard. It
came down to a technicality
and that's just too bad."
Columbia started the
game off with a 15-10
lead after the first quarter
when due in large part to
Javonta6 Foster dishing out
six assists in the opening
period.
The Tigers led through-
out the first half and went
into the locker room with a
34-28 lead.
Columbia extended the
lead by one point to take
a 47-40 edge into the final
quarter.


Palatka gained its first
lead after a technical foul
was called on a Columbia
player after he left the bench
with a shoulder injury.
After a missed three-point
attempt, Columbia's Monte
Tisdale forced Palatka into a
five-second call for the final
possession. The attempt
didn't go through.
Marcus Amerson led the
Tigers with 13 points in the
contest. Morris Marshall
was the only other Tiger in
double figures for the night
with 10 points.
Tre Simmons finished
with nine points, Foster and
Laremy Tunsil had eight
points apiece and Tisdale
and Nigel Atkinson each
finished with a basket.
Tunsil finished the game
with six rebounds.
Columbia (14-4, 7-0 dis-
trict) will take a few days off
before hitting the road for
a rematch at Stanton Prep
at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The
Tigers will host Wolfson
High at 7:30 on Saturday.


Tebow has earned

starting status

next season


Elway, Fox back
quarterback after
playoff showing.
By ARNIE STAPLETON
Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado
- The debate over Tim
Tebow's worthiness as an
NFL quarterback will unde-
niably continue in the off-
season.
What's not in doubt is
his status as the Denver
Broncos' starter.
The team sought to curb
the circus that's sure to sur-
round Tebow over the next
several months by declar-
ing him the incumbent at a
season-ending news confer-
ence on Monday.
"Well, I think Tim's
earned the right to be
the starting quarterback


going into training camp,"
Broncos boss John Elway
declared at the beginning
of a 40-minute news con-
ference in which 24 of the
47 questions were about
Tebow.
"I think he made some
good strides this year,"
Elway said. "He obviously
played very well against
Pittsburgh and played
very well in a lot of football
games."
And exceedingly poorly
in plenty of others.
That's why Elway, the
Hall of Famer who rejoined
the team a year ago as chief
of football operations, has
pledged to personally work
with Tebow this offseason
to polish his passing game
and help him become a bet-
ter quarterback.
TEBOW continued on 3B


JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Monte Tisdale (15) looks for an open teammate while playing against Robert
E. Lee High School on Dec 9.


ASSOCIATED PRESS
New England Patriots outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich (50) takes down Denver Broncos
quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game
Saturday in Foxborough, Mass.


I__ _













LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012


TELEVISION

TV sports

Today
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m.
ESPN2 Cincinnati at UConn
9 p.m.
ESPN2 -Texas at Kansas St.
NBA
8 p.m.
ESPN Portland at Atlanta
10:30 p.m.
ESPN Dallas at LA. Clippers
NHL
7:30 p.m.
NBCSP Buffalo at Chicago
TENNIS
II p.m.
ESPN2 Australian Open, second
round, at Melbourne, Australia
3 a.m.
ESPN2 Australian Open, second
round, at Melbourne, Australia

FOOTBALL

NFL playoffs

Conference Championships
Sunday
Baltimore at New England, 3 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 6:30 p.m.
Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 5
At Indianapolis
NFC vs.AFC, 6:20 p.m.

College all-star games

Saturday
East-West Shrine Classic
At St. Petersburg
East vs.West, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

BASKETBALL

NBA schedule

Monday's Games
Memphis 102, Chicago 86
Orlando 102, NewYork 93
Cleveland 102, Charlotte 94
Houston 114,Washington 106
Philadelphia 94, Milwaukee 82
Portland 84, New qrleans 77
LA. Clippers 101, New Jersey 91
Atlanta 93,Toronto 84
Minnesota 99, Sacramento 86
Oklahoma City 97, Boston 88
L.A. Lakers 73, Dallas 70
Tuesday's Games
Golden State at Cleveland (n)
Charlotte at Orlando (n)
San Antonio at Miami (n)
Phoenix at Chicago (n)
Detroit at Houston (n)
Denver at Milwaukee (n)
L.A. Clippers at Utah (n)
Today's Games
'San Antonio.'at Orlando, 7.p.m '
Oklahoma City at Wahington, 7 p.n.
Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Golden State at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at NewYork, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Portland at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Miami, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. I I Indiana at Nebraska, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Murray State at Morehead
State, 7 p.m.
No. 13 UConn vs. Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
No. 14 UNLV vs.TCU, 10:30 p.m.
No. 16 San Diego State at New
Mexico, 10 p.m.
No. 18 Mississippi State at Mississippi,
9 p.m.
No. *9 Creighton at Missouri State,
8:05 p.m.
No. 25 Kansas State vs.Texas, 9 p.m.
Thursday's Games
No. 4 Duke vs.Wake Forest, 7 p.m.
No. 8 North Carolina at Virginia Tech,
9 p.m.
No. 15 Virginia at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m.
No. 22 Illinois at Penn State, 9 p.m.
No. 24 Saint Mary's (Cal) vs.
Pepperdine, 10 p.m.
Saturday's Games
No. I Syracuse at Notre Dame,
6 p.m.
No. 2 Kentucky vs. Alabama at
Kentucky, Noon
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 5 Missouri, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Duke vs. Florida State,
4 p.m.
No, 6 Ohio State at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
No. 7 Kansas at Texas, 4 p.m.
No. 9 Michigan State vs. Purdue,
Noon
No. 10 Georgetown vs. Rutgers,
Noon
No. 12 Murray State at SIU-
Edwardsville, 8 p.m.
No. 13 UConn at Tennessee,4 p.m.
No. 14 UNLV vs. New Mexico, 10
p.m.
No. 16 San Diego State vs.Air Force,
10 p.m.
No. 17 Florida vs. LSU, 6 p.m.
No. 18 Mississippi State at Vanderbilt,
7 p.m.
No. 19 Creighton vs. Indiana State,
3 p.m.
No. 20 Michigan at Arkansas, 2 p.m.
No. 21 Marquette at Providence, 7
p.m.
No. 23 Louisville at Pittsburgh, 9 p.m.
No. 24 Saint Mary's (Cal) at Santa
Clara, 11 p.m.
No. 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma


State, 1:30 p.m.


TENNIS

Australian Open singles

Tuesday
Men
First Round
Philipp Petzschner, Germany, def. Lukas
Rosol, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-0, 6-2.
David Ferrer (5), Spain, def. Rui


Machado, Portugal, 6-I, 6-4, 6-2.
Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, def.
Matteo Viola, Italy, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1.
Kei Nishikori (24),Japan, def. Stephane
Robert, France, 6-1,7-6 (7), 6-0.
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (32), Russia, def.
Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
Richard Gasquet (17), France, def.
Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6- 1.
Novak Djokovic (I), Serbia, def. Paolo
Lorenzi, Italy, 6-2, 6-0, 6-0.
Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def.
Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 7-6 (6),.retired.
Milos Raonic (23), Canada, def. Filippo
Volandri, Italy, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.
James Duckworth,Australia,def.Jurgen
Zopp, Estonia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Michael Llodra, France, def. Ernests
Gulbis, Latvia, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Tatsuma Ito, Japan, def. Potito Starace,
Italy, 6-3,4-6, 6-3i 6-4.
Ryan Sweeting, United States, def.
Matthias Bachinger, Germany, 6-4, 6-4,
6-2.
Gael Monfils (14), France, def. Marinko
Matosevic, Australia, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-3.
Juan Ignacio Chela (27), Argentina,
def. Michael Russell, United States, 7-6
(3), 6-3, 6-4.
Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, def.
Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-4,
4-6,6-3.
JankoTipsarevic (9), Serbia, def. Dmitry
Tursunov, Russia, 5-7, 7-6 (12), 6-3, 6-4.
Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Igor Kunitsyn,
Russia, 6-1,7-6 (12), 6-0.
Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Ryan
Harrison, United States, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
Ricardo Mello, Brazil, def. Roberto
Bautista-Agut, Spain, 6-4, 6-4,7-5.
Marcel Granollers (26), Spain, def.
Jesse Levine, United States, 6-0, 7-6 (4),
5-7,5-7,6-3.
Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, def. Dudi Sela,
Israel, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3.'
Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Joao
Souza, Brazil, 6-3, 7-6 (I), 6-2.
Andy Roddick (15), United States, def.
Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-4, 6- 1.
Frederico Gil, Portugal, def. Ivan Dodig,
Croatia, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1,4-1 retired.
Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Radek
Stepanek (29), Czech Republic, 7-5, 7-5,
6-3.
Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-4, 6-3,
6-0.
Gilles Simon (12), France, def. Danai
Udomchoke, Thailand, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (5),
6-3,6-2.
Julien Benneteau, France, def. Karol
Beck, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6), France, def.
Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2,
7-5.
Viktor Troicki (19), Serbia, def. Juan
Carlos Ferrero, Spain, 4-6, 6-7 Q(3), 6-2,
7-6 (3), 6-2.
Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, def. Cedrik-
Marcel Stebe, Germany, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Women
First Round
Petra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, def.
Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-2, 6-0.
Maria Kirilenko (27), Russia, def.
Jarmila Gajdosova,Australia, 6-4, 6-2.
ShaharfPeer, Israel, def. Isabella Holland,
Australia, 6-2, 6-0.
Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, def.
Zhang Shuai, China, 6-3, 6-3.
Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, def.
Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-3, 6-1I.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (15), Russia,
def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic,
7-6 (5), 6-1.
Vania King, United States, def. Kateryna
Bondarenko, Ukraine, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Irina-
Camelia Begu, Romania, 6-I, 7-5.
Sabine Lisicki (14), Germany, def.
Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-2, 4-6,
6-4.
Jelena Dokic, Australia, def. Anna
Chakvetadze, Russia, 6-2, 6-1.
Dominika Cibulkova (17), Slovakia, def.
Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 6-3, 6-1.
Greta Arn, Hungary, def. Rebecca
Marino, Canada, 6-4,6-2.
Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, def.,Gisela
Dulko,Argentina, 6-1,6-0.
Jamie Hampton, United States, def.
Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, 6-1,6-1.
Kaia Kanepi (25), Estonia, def.Johanna
Larsson, Sweden, 6-2, 6-4. *
Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Sam
Stosur (6),Australia, 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Sloane Stephens, United States, def.
Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-4, 6-2.
Roberta Vinci (23), Italy, def.Alexandra
Cadantu, Romania, 6-0, 6-1.
Sara Errani, Italy, def.Valeria Savinykh,
Russia, 6-2, 6- I.
Marion Bartoli (9), France, def.Virginie
Razzano, France, 7-5, 6-0.
Stephanie Dubois, Canada, def. Elena
Vesnina, Russia, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.
Michaella Krajicek, Netherlands, def.
Kristina Barrois, Germany, 6-3 7-6 (13).
Ekaterina' Makarova, Russia, def.
Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thailand, 6-0, 2-6,
6-0.
Vera Zvonareva (7), Russia, def.
Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 7-6 (4),
6-7 (5), 6-3.
Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def.Alison
Riske, United States, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.



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


Svetlana Kuznetsova (18), Russia, def.
Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 6-3,
3-6, 6-0.
Nadia Petrova (29), Russia, def.Andrea
Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.
Angelique Kerber (30), Germany, def.
Bojana Bobusic,Australia, 6-1, 6-3.
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech
Republic, def. Iryna Bremond, France,
6-0, 6-4.
Zheng Jie, China, def. Madison Keys,
United States, 6-2, 6-1.
Ana Ivanovic (21), Serbia, def. Lourdes
Dominguez Lino, Spain, 6-0, 6-3.
Serena Williams (12), United States,
def.Tamira Paszek, Austria, 6-3, 6-2.

GOLF

Golf week

PGATOUR
HUMANA CHALLENGE
Site: La Quinta, Calif.
Schedule:Thursday-Sunday.
Courses: PGA West, Arnold Palmer
Private Course (6,930 yards, par 72); PGA
West,Jack Nicklaus Private Course (6,951
yards, par 72); La Quinta Country Club
(7,060 yards, par 72).
Purse: $5.6 million. Winner's share:
$1,008,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Friday, 3-6 p.m., 9 p.n.-midnight; Saturday-
Sunday, 4-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-I a.m.).
Online: http://www.pgatour.com
CHAMPIONS TOUR
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii.
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: Hualalai Resort Golf Club
(7,107 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner's share:
$305,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-
9 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3 a.m.,7:30-10 p.m.;
Sunday, 1:30-4 a.m., 7:30-10 p.m.; Monday,
1:30-4 a.m.).
EUROPEAN TOUR
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS
Site: George, South Africa.
Schedule:Thursday-Sunday.
Course:The Links at Fancourt (7,271
yards, par 73).
Purse: $2.53 million. Winner's share:
$442,540.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Friday, 9 a.m.-I p.m.; Saturday-Sunday,
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Online: http://www.europeantour.com

HORSE RACING

.Eclipse Awards

Horse of theYear Havre de Grace
2-year-old male Hansen
2-year-old filly My Miss Aurelia
3-year-old male -Animal Kingdom
3-year-bld filly Royal Delta
Older male Acclamation
Older female Havre de Grace
Male sprinter --Amazombie
Female sprinter Musical Romance
Male turf horse Cape Blanco
Female turf horse Stacelita
Steeplechase horse Black Jack Blues
Owner Ken and Sarah Ramsey
Breeder -Adena Springs
Trainer Bill Mott
Jockey Ramon Dominguez
Apprentice Jockey Kyle Frey

HOCKEY

NHL schedule

Monday's Games
Boston 3, Florida 2, SO
Nashville 3, N.Y. Islanders I
Phoenix 6, Colorado I
Winnipeg 2, Ottawa 0
Detroit 5, Buffalo 0
St. Louis I, Dallas 0
Tuesday's Games
Ottawa atToronto (n)
Winnipeg at New Jersey (n)
Minnesota at Philadelphia (n)
Carolina at Pittsburgh (n)
N.Y. Islanders atWashington (n)
Edmonton at Columbus (n)
Nashville at N.Y. Rangers (n)
Boston atTampa Bay (n)
Detroit at Dallas (n)
Los Angeles atVancouver (n)
Calgary at San Jose (n)
Today's Games
Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Florida at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Minnesota at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Buffalo atWinnipeg, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Ottawa at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek


I 1 A 1 1 I I I GETTING A CARPIO
WORKOUT BY DANIN& TO
TLERIP 5CO MAVE THEM ---
S- 1 Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.

Ans: U I T ll'

(Answers tomorrow)
Yesterday's Jumbles: SPOIL AWAKE TANNED CLOUDY
Answer: After tasting his perfectly cooked, medium-rare
steak, the customer said this WELL DONE


GOLF REPORTS



Saturday blitz number +5


Five was the operative
number in Saturday blitz
play.
Steve Thomas used two
front nine birdies to score
his +5 for the A flight win.
Bob Randall took second
place with +3, followed by
Dennis Crawford at +2.
The second winning +5
came from Eli Witt in B
flight Ron Bennett was at
+3 for second place. Don
Comb's -1was good enough
for third.
Skins were spread among
eight different players.
Eli Witt led the way with
two. Eddy Brown, Terry'
Hunter, Bruce Gibson and
Jonathan Allen split the
remainder with Crawford,
Thomas and Bennett.
Mike Gough's +8 gave
him an a easy win in the
Wednesday blitz. John
Dennis, Bob Randall and
Buddy Slay were in a three-
way tie for second at +3.
Jonathan Allen scored
big in the skins game with
three keepers. Dennis
Crawford, Steve Peterson,
Joe Paul and Slay each had
one.


CO'..."' ?Y CLU.;}
at LAKE CITY
Ed Goff


Paul's skin would have
been worth a maximum pot
hole win but he opted out
of the game. Both pot holes
are still in play.
The LGA borrowed a
page from the men's blitz
and played a Stableford
points match.
Natalie Bryant had
every thing going her way,
racking up 43 points for
the win. Roberta Whitaker,
Ann Bdrmolini and Katrina
Counts trailed the winner
with 39 points.
Everyone's short game
seemed in order with
players scoring five
chip-ins.- Bryant had two.
Whitaker, Counts and Jane
McGriff each had one.
Howard Whitaker's
eagle on No. 14 was the
highlight of match one in
Good Old Boys action. In
team play, Stan Woolbert,
Dennis Hendershot,
Jerry Snowberger and
Joe Persons easily out-


distanced Ed Snow, Merle
Hibbard, Dan Stephens and
Whitaker by a score of 8-3.
In the three-team
second match, Jerry West,
Eli Witt, Jim McGriff and
Jim Stevens coasted to an
8-5 margin over Marc Risk,
Jim Bell, Bobby Simmons
and Nick Whitehurst.
Third place went to
Monty Montgomery, Tom
Elmore, Dave Cannon and
Bill Rogers who posted 4
points.
Risk retained medal-
ist honors with 35-38-73.
Woolbert (77), Montgomery
(78) and Snow (79) had the
other scores of note.
Elmore, Bell and West
battled to a'three-way tie
at 39 in front nine play.
Persons' 39 took the back
nine.
The MGA All For One
tournament is Saturday.
Pairings are 7:30 a.m., fol-
lowed by a shotgun start.
I The Chamber of
Commerce Scramble is
Jan. 27.
Lunch is at noon, fol-
lowed by a 1 p.m. shotgun
start.


MGA adding blitz team event


The Quail Heights
Men's Golf Association is
kicking off the new year
witl a blitz team event on
Jan. 28.
The event combines the
usual blitz format by add-
ing the final points total
for both players to obtain a
team score.
There also will be closest
to the pin on par 3s and a
skins game.
The format allows for
players of all ability levels
to compete. Players can
pick their partner or havel
a partner assigned.
Wednesday blitz winners
were: Terry Mick + 9, first;


LPGA money leaders


I.Yani Tseng
2. Cristie. Ker
3. NaYeon CI
4. Stacy Lewis
5. Suzann Pett


2011 final
Trn
22
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23
tersen 20


6. Brittany Lincicome 21


ACROSS
Hand warmer
Janitor's tool
- spumante
Feng -
Ottoman title
Cambodia
neighbor
Heavy book
Emergency
reserves
(2 wds.)
- Curtis of
cosmetics
Tints
Evidence,
maybe
Apply makeup
Forded the
creek
Kidnapper's
demand
Actor -
Sharif
Discussion
Woodland
creature
Auntie
Em's st.
Stork kin
Fusses


Money
$2,921,713
$1,470,979
$1,357,382
$1,356,211
$1,322,770
$1,154,234


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Pete Sands


Gerald Smithy + 8, second.
Friday Dog Fight win-
ners were: Garrett Shay
+12, first; Wallace Christie
+4, second.
Sunday Scramble win-
ners were Mike Kahlich,
Tim Tortorice and Wallace
Christie.
There was no pot winner,
and it rolls over.
Junior news:
Congratulations to Tiara
Carter and Gillian Norris
for finishing first and sec-


7.Angela Stanford 21
8.Ai Miyazato 19
9. Paula Creamer 21
IO.Amy Yang 22
I I.K. Kim 21
12. Hee Young Park 21
13. Morgan Pressel 22
14. Karrie Webb 20
15.Jiyai Shin 18
16. Catriona Matthew 19
17. Maria Hjorth 20


36 Kind of tea
38 Mural
undercoat
39 Always, to
Keats
40 Neither's
mate
41 Bruins
43 Skewered
lamb tidbits
46 Shaking
48 Opossum's
-gripper
50 Nut center
51 Avg. size
52 This, in
Tijuana
53 Dogmas
54 Mr. Craven
55 Profound

DOWN
1 Wyo. clock
setting
2 Oops! (hyph.
3 Give off gas
4 Baseball
player
5 Food from
heaven


$1,017,196
$1,007,633
$926,338
$912,160
$885,952
$851,781
$845,466
$757,671
$720,735
$692,340
$630,320


ond, respectively, in the
NFJG Tournament held
at Ponte Vedra Inn and
Country Club on the Ocean
Course this weekend.
The Ocean course is a
tough layout and our girls
represented us well.
Girls Golf Group practice
winners:
Putting contest -
Tiara Carter, first; Rebekah
Blanton and Anna Grace
Blanton, tied for second.
Team Scramble results
- Tiara Carter, Rebekah
Blanton and Emma Ward,
tied for first; Gillian Norris
and Rachal Blanton, tied
for first.


18. MithelleWie
19. Brittany Lang
20. Sandra Gal
21. Hee Kyung Seo
22. Mika Miyazato
23.Anna Nordqvist
24.Azahara Munoz
25. Sun YoungYoo
26. Sophie Gustafson
27. Se Ri Pak
28. Meena Lee


$627,936
$627,691
$623,526
$619,429
$591,688
$589,774
$520,269
$476,672
$427,586
$415,447
$408,114


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7 de deux
8 Walrus
hunters
9 Wise person
10 Clothing


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24 Delhi
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25 Copenhagen
native
26 Travel
preference
27 Likelihood
28 Bovine
bellows
30 Ski lift (hyph.)
32 Anka's "-
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34 Girder (hyph.)
35 Tended the
aquarium
37 Finds a new
tenant
38 Dollop
40 Must-haves
41 Sporty
vehicles
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artist
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say?"
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Serena pulls off Aussie comeback


By JOHN PYE
Associated Press

* MELBOURNE, Australia
- if anything, it was the
insects buzzing around Rod
Laver Arena that bugged
Serena Williams the most.
The injured left ankle
held up fine in her open-
ing match Tuesday at the
Australian Open, and even
the near-midnight start time
was OK But the bugs?
"I hate bugs more than
you can imagine," Williams
said after reaching the
second round by beating
Tamira Paszek 6-3, 6-2.
"Like, they kept jumping
on me. Yuck!"
The match started at
11:32 p.m., and Williams hit
a service winner 79 min-
utes later to finish it off.
Between points, though,
she picked up and moved
or shooed away bugs that
landed on court, and two
that landed on her back. A
big one gave her a fright,
making her hop as she tried
to stifle a screech.
"I'm going to request not
to play at night anymore
because I hate bugs, except
for the final. I heard it's at
night," Williams said. "I'll
try to get used to them."
Two years after she won
her last Australian Open
title, Williams extended her
winning streak to 15 match-
es at Melbourne Park in the
season's first major tourna-.
ment. She won titles in 2009
and 2010 but missed the
chance to defend her title
last year amid a prolonged
injury layoff.
The match started late
start because Williams and
Paszek had to wait until the
conclusion of a 4-hour men's
night match won by Leyton
Hewitt And it was her first
match since badly spraining
her ankle two weeks ago at
the Brisbane International,
an injury thatjeopardized her
participation in Melbourne.
Monday was the first time
she was able to practice pain
free, but she still had her
lower left leg and ankles
heavily taped.
"I don't let anything
bother me," she said. "It's
definitely different to have
the ladies play so late, youi
know, so we'll see."
Williams was playing
only her third match since
losing the U.S. Open final to
Sam Stosur last September,
so she admitted being "a
wee bit tight."
She maintained her run


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Serena Williams of the United States returns a ball' to Tamira Paszek of Austria during their first round match at the Australian
Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday.


of never losing in the first
round of a major, overcom-
ing a low-key start to get
the decisive first-set break
in the eighth game. She
broke Paszek in the fifth
game of the second set,
then served four aces in
the next game that lasted
less than a minute as she
hurried to the finish.
"Physically I felt fine. I
was definitely moving better
than I suspected," Williams
said. "I still think I can move
better, though, and just get
that confidence.
"I definitely think it was
good because I moved a
lot and I challenged myself
a lot. She made a few drop
shots. She really pushed
me physically. I think that's
really something I needed
to kind of feel and assess
my ankle."
Williams conceded it
wasn't easy to get herself
ready.
"I'm doing everything
possible that I can, things
I've never done, just to get
it better," she said, declin-
ing to elaborate on her ther-
apy except to say it involved
a lot of ice and experience
from recovering from other
injuries. "But it is "a very,


very, very bad sprain. So
I'm just playing it by ear."
Stosur, the last woman to
beat Williams, didn't make
the second round. The U.S.
Open champion lost 7-6 (2),
6-3 to No. 59-ranked Sorana
Cirstea.
"Certainly not the way
that I wanted, not just this
tournament, but the whole
summer," to play out, Stosur
said. "There's not any other
word for it but a total disap-
pointment."
Stosur's first-round
loss mirrors that of Petra
Kvitova, who went out in
the first round of last year's
U.S. Open after winning
Wimbledon.
The second-ranked
Kvitova advanced this time.
After surrendering her
opening service game with
a double-fault, Kvitova won
12 consecutive games in
a 6-2, 6-0 romp over Vera
Dushevina of Russia:
No. 4-ranked Maria
Sharapova won the first
eight games of a 6-0, 6-1
rout of Gisela Dulko of
Argentina in her first match
since returning from a left
ankle injury.
Stosur is gone, but fans
hung around to watch anoth-


er Aussie hope. Hewitt, a
two-time major winner and
former Australian Open
finalist, gave the night ses-
sion crowd something to
cheer when he beat Cedrik-
Marcel Stebe of Germany
7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, winning the
last six games to overcome
two service breaks in the
last set.
The Australian veteran is.
famous for playing the lat-
est finishing Grand Slam
match, a win over Marcos
Baghdatis in 2008 that
ended at 4:34 a.m. That
match started after a late-
finishing women's match,
so he wasn't unhappy about
switching places in the pro-
gram this time.
"I don't really want to have
too many of the Baghdatis
matches again," Hewitt said.
"Go home and McDonald's
is already open on the way
home for breakfast. Yeah,
it's nice. The girls can do
that for a change."
His win put him into a
second-round match against
old rival Andy Roddick,
who easily defeated Robin
Haase of the Netherlands
6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
Defending champion and
top-ranked Novak Djokovic


dropped an early service
game before winning the
last 17 games to beat Paolo
Lorenzi of Italy 6-2, 6-0, 6-0.
He wore pair of red, white
and blue shoes with images
of his three major trophies
he won in 2011 on the sides
and a Serbian flag on the
heels.
"I just have more confi-
dence that I'm playing on
right now," Djokovic said.
"I just believe that I can
win, especially against the
biggest rivals in the major
events."
Both the men he has beat-
en in Australian finals also
advanced. Andy Murray,
runner-up the last two
years, defeated American
teenager Ryan Harrison 4-6,
6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Jo-
Wilfried Tsonga, beaten by
Djokovic in the 2008 final,
eliminated Denis Istomin 6-
4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Rafael Nadal, the 2009
Australian Open champion,
and four-time winner Roger
Federer play Wednesday.
Federer makes a rare
departure from Rod Laver
Arena, playing his sec-
ond-round match against
Andreas Beck in the last
match on Hisense Arena,


the second show court at
Melbourne Park, imme-
diately after top-ranked
Caroline Wozniacki faces
Anna Tatishvili of Georgia.
It will be the first time
since a second-round win
over American qualifier
Jeff Morrison in 2004 that
Federer hasn't played an
Australian Open singles
match on Rod Laver Arena.
He won his first Australian
title that year and has played
52 consecutive matches on
Rod Laver since.
French Open champion
Li Na opens the program
on Rod Laver on Wednesday
against Oliva Rogowska of.
Australiainthe secondround.
Kim Clijsters, who beat Li to
win the last Australian Open
title, is next on center court
against Stephanie Foretz.
Gacon of France.

American teen gains
2nd round
MELBOURNE, Australia
- Sloane Stephens says
there's no need for hand-
wringing over the future of
American women's tennis
in the 'post-Williams era
- the kids are going to be
all right.
The 18-year-old Floridan,
who reached a career-high
ranking of No. 89, last fall,
moved into the second
round of the Australian
Open on Tuesday with a 6-
4, 6-2 win over Silvia Soler-
Espinosa of Spain.
Four other American
women are also. through
to the second round -
Serena Williams, Christina
McHale, Vania King and
Jamie Hampton, a quali-
fier ranked No. 144 who
had won only one WTA-
level match coming into the
Australian Open.
"When (the Williams sis-
ters) stop playing tennis,
there'll be someone else
to take their spot," said
Stephens, who also reached
the third round of the U.S.
Open last year. "You're kind
of like searching for some-
one to be there right now
and I don't think that's going
to happen. But there's a lot
of us, so who knows who
could break through."
She says now that a few
of the younger Americans
have broken into' the top
100 McHale (No. 42),
Irina Falconi (No. 81) and
herself there's more
competition among them,
which will only make them
better in the long run.


Colts fire coach Jim


Caldwell after 3 seasons


By MICHAEL MAROT
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS The
Indianapolis Colts' sudden
crash has cost coach Jim
SCaldwell his job.
The team fired Caldwell
on Tuesday, the second
major decision in what
is expected to be a long
offseason shake-up. Team
owner Jim Irsay fired team
vice chairman Bill Polian
and his son, Chris, the
team's general manager,
the day after the season
ended.
It took a little longer for
the decision on Caldwell,
who had just finished his
third and worst season as
head coach of the Colts,
who stumbled to a 2-14 fin-
ish without injured quar-
terback Peyton Manning.
Caldwell ends his Colts'
tenure 26-22 overall.
"This was a difficult deci-
sion," Irsay said. "I wanted
to make sure we took all
the time we needed to
make sure it was the right
decision. ... And just like 14
years, ago, it's a big change
for the franchise and at the.
same time, there's players,
coaches, many people on
the staff that will go into
the new day and get on
with the work of 2012."
Back in 1998, the Colts
brought in Manning, Bill


Polian and coach Jim
Mora. The team got better
fast and, though Mora was
gone after the 2001 season,
the franchise became one
of the best in the league.
And it is now headed in
a different direction, even
if Manning comes back as
expected from Sept. 8 neck
surgery.
Caldwell who won his
first 14 games, an NFL
record for a rookie head
coach, and becaine only
the fifth first-year coach to
take his team to the Super
Bowl won't be there when
the Colts resume practice.
With fans complaining
about game management
and clamoring for a change
since midseason-, Irsay
didn't have much choice.
With Manning, the Colts
won a league-record 115
regular-season games over
the previous decade, tying
the league mark for most
consecutive playoff appear-
ances (nine), winning two
AFC titles and one Super
Bowl trophy, the Colts lost
their first 13 games in 2011,
then won twice in five days
and nearly lost the No. 1
draft pick, too.
Without Manning, Indy
started 0-8 and was the
heavy favorite to win the
Andrew Luck sweepstakes
at midseason. Caldwell's
team lost the next five


games, too, before finally
winning two straight to
avoid becoming the sec-
ond 0-16 team in league
history.
A season-ending loss
at Jacksonville, officially
gave the Colts the top pick,
which is expected to be
used on Luck.
Players never gave up
on Caldwell and many
cited their preference to
keep playing for him next
season. Manning was one
of Caldwell's supporters,
calling the coach that
helped him win a record-
setting four MVP Awards
a "friend."
But the disastrous 2011
season was too much for
Caldwell to overcome after
winning AFC South titles
in each of his first two sea-
sons in Indy.
After overhauling the
front office, Irsay last week
hired 39-year-old Ryan
Grigson as his new gen-
eral manager, then wanted
to wait until Grigson had
time to evaluate Caldwell's
performance.
"Change sometimes
isn't always the easiest
transition to make but it's
part of this game, part of
this league and part of the
direction we need to get
going in this new era of
Colts football," Grigson
said.


TEBOW: Earned starting job next year


Continued From Page 1B

He has a willing pupil in
Tebow, who said his off-
season goal was "to work
pretty hard and try to get a
lot better."
SElway said he wants
to show. Tebow what he
learned, which was this:
Mobility is great, but to
compete for a champion-
ship, you have to become a
pocket passer. That's what
Elway learned late in his
career, which he capped
with successive Super Bowl
titles after losing the big
game three times.
"Hopefully, I can teach
him what I learned over my
16-year career," Elway said,
"to be able to tell him what
I learned in Year 10, hope-
fully get that to him in year
3 or 4."
Tebow took over a 1-4
win-loss team in October
and guided the Broncos
to their first playoff berth


since 2005. But the clunky
dual-threat quarterback
completed just 46.5 percent
of his passes in the regular
season and 40.4 percent in
the playoffs while compil-
ing an 8-5 overall record
that included five second-
half comebacks.
His 80-yard touchdown
toss on the first play of
overtime beat Pittsburgh
in the wild-card round and
capped his best perfor-
mance as a 1iro. Then, he
had the worst completion
percentage 34 in a
playoff game since 1998 in a
35-point loss at New
England on Saturday.
Tebow's growth was
stunted by the NFL lockout
and Kyle Orton's status as
the starter through training
camp and the first month of
the season.
Despite winning seven of
his first eight starts, the


Broncos were unbalanced
under Tebow. They had the
league's best running game
but were ranked 31st in
the 32-team league in
passing.
Broncos officials liked
the way Tebow handled
pressure. Elway said
what he went through
in his career in this
quarterback-crazed city
was nothing compared to
what Tebow has to
endure.
Elway said his scrutiny
was mostly local, "but when
you look at Tim Tebow,
what he went through was
nationally based or maybe
even worldwide-based. I
mean, you talk about people
Tebowing outside the Eiffel
Tower, you know, that kind
of tells you."
Still, Elway said Tebow
was unaffected by all the
attention.


PREP: Indians fall to 8-5, 5-4 district
Continued From Page 1B


Sanders scored 27 points,
but his total was matched
by Williston's Detereon
Ross.
Other scorers for
the Indians were Trey
Phillips with eight points,
Raul Colon with six, Nick
Butler, A.J. Legree and
Jonathan Dupree with four


apiece, and Joe Powers with
two.
Fort White (8-5, 5-4)
hosts Bradford High at
7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Lady Indians fell to
the Lady Devils, 62-32, in
the early game.
Cenise Armstrong (12)
and Khadijah Ingram (10)


hit double figures for Fort
White.
Cinnamon Robinson
led Williston (9-5) with 19
points.
Fort White's girls played
host to Keystone Heights
on Tuesday and travel to
Bradford on Thursday for a
6 p.m. game.


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old-daughter, "Olympia,"
is a beautiful, intelligent
young woman who gradu-
ated from high school last
spring, was accepted to two
universities and started her
first job. When she lost it
recently, she was devastat-
ed. Instead of trying to find
another one, she decided to
turn to prostitution. When
I asked her why, she said
she doesn't want to work
her butt off for peanuts.
Other family members
and I have tried to make
Olympia see reason, but
she's determined to do
this. I am extremely frus-
trated with her decision. I
have warned her about the
dangers she'll face in that
"occupation." I know she's
of age now and needs to
make her own choices, but
I'm afraid for her and don't
want to lose her if we have
a huge argument over this.
What can I do? ANXIOUS
MOM IN SACRAMENTO
DEAR ANXIOUS MOM:
For an "adult," your daugh-
ter's decision-making
leaves a lot to be desired.
Prostitution is illegal. It's
not a viable career option.
Is she aware that her "line
of work" offers no job secu-
rity and the benefits will
last only as long as her
looks hold up?
Regardless of the argu-
ment that may ensue, let
her know that although you
love her, you are worried
sick about her, and disap-
pointed and furious at her
poor judgment because she


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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Hold on to your opin-
ion until you decipher what
everyone else thinks or is
going to do. Its important
not to act impulsively, even
if you are sure you are
right. Steer clear of anyone
trying to involve you in a
secret encounter. ***
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20): Put time and
effort into learning, help-
ing and expressing your
thoughts and intentions.
Relationships with loved
ones can be enhanced
easily with a gesture of
kindness. A professional
partnership will pay off.
Responsibilities will equal
greater income. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Don't reveal your feel-
ings. Focus on changes that
must be made to improve a
situation. Someone at work
will not give you all the
information you require to
do a proper job. Jealousy is
apparent. ***
CANCER (June 21-July
22): You'll learn from the
people you hang out with.
Market what you have to
offer and see what kind
of response you receive.
A partnership will help
you accomplish more in
a shorter period of time.
Home improvements will
pay off. *** .
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):


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Make plans to socialize or
to get involved in an activity
that is physically and men-
tally challenging. You will
do your best under pres-
sure and can outmaneuver
just about anyone you come
up against. Opportunities
will result from the way you
perform. *****
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Take a break. Do some-.
thing you've always wanted
to do. The enjoyment you
get from a new hobby or
the friendship you form
with someone you just met
will be worth your time and
effort, Don't let a personal
relationship hold you back.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Travel plans may be met
with opposition. Someone
will want to control or
push you. You need time
to decide what your next
move will be. Separate busi-
ness from personal, and
consider where you really
want to spend your time.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
21): Put more effort into a
project that has been caus-
ing uncertainty. Finish what
you start before you move
in a new direction. You'll
be surprised at the inter-
est shown in something


you have all but written off.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21): Anxiety mixed
with emotion can cause
a disruption in your per-
sonal or professional life.
Don't.give in to the bait
set by someone who is
trying to make you look
bad. Concentrate on the
positives ,ou have to offer.

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Jan. 19): Live and laugh.
Enjoy What people have to
say. Your acceptance of oth-
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tion and bring you favors in
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and experience will come
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if you really want to know
how someone feels about
what you are doing or have
done in the past. Honesty
will clear up past mistakes.
**
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life. Travel plans or getting
involved in something that
will improve your lifestyle
or outlook should be con-
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will be open to her.
** ** **
DEAR ABBY: Are you
supposed to ignore an
acquaintance when you
notice she's in a doctor's
waiting room with you?
(Especially if it's a special-
ist's office that makes a
particular condition obvi-
ous to an otherwise non-
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twice recently. One time,
I avoided the acquain-
tance; the other, I broke
the silence and said, "Is
that you, So-and-So?" Both
times it was awkward. I can
understand why someone
wouldn't want to be seen
at certain doctors' offic-
es. Should I have played
dumb? STRIVING FOR
DISCRETION IN NEW
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you should not have "played
dumb." In the future, you


should acknowledge your
acquaintance, but refrain
from asking questions. Any
questions, including, "How
are you?"
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DEAR ABBY: I'm being
married in a few months
and there's still so much to
do. The only thing I have
decided so far is the date
and location. I have gotten
so stressed that I have actu-
ally passed out.
I keep asking my fiance
to help me with decisions
and particulars for the wed-
ding, but he says, "It's your
job. You're the bride." Then
he continues his lazy ways
around the house. How do
I get him to help me plan
our wedding? BRIDE IN'
A PANIC
DEAR BRIDE: How do
I get YOU to realize you
can't change your fiance,
and that this is the man he
will be after your wedding?
If you manage to pull this
event together by yourself,
you will still have a hus-
band who is lazy around
the house and refuses to
help you even when you
become'so stressed that
you pass out
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Bridal Show helps plan your perfect day


From staff reports

bridal wear,
bridal fashions
and any other
items associ-
ated with weddings will be
featured during the Second
Annual Bridal Show slated
to take place during the
weekend.
The "Your Perfect Day"
Bridal Show will take place
noon 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
22 at the Holiday Inn &
Suites, 213 SW Commerce
Dr. Tickets for the Bridal
Show are $7 in advance and
$10 on the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased
at the front desk of the
Holiday Inn and Suites.
"We currently have 20
vendors, however, we are
still accepting vendor appli-
cations through Jan. 21,"
said Rod Butler, Holiday
Inn & Suites general man-
ager.
The event, which is
sponsored by the Holiday
Inn & Suites and The Rose
Mary Catering Company,
will have a cash bar, door
prizes and complimentary
food tasting.
"A lot of the vendors are
the owners and chief opera-
tors of their companies so
they have a main interest in
being here and showcasing
what they have to offer,"
said Margie Grooms,
Holiday Inn & Suites cater-
ing and events manager. "A
lot of them are offering a
visual service."
She said a few of the ven-


dors are wedding design-
ers, people that make cakes
and people that offer other
visual services associated
with weddings including
plate settings, table covers,
chair covers and center
pieces.
Grooms said the vendors
are able to offer face-to-
face first customer services
for a lot of brides who are
looking for answers to help
with their wedding which
are scheduled to take place
later this year.
"A lot of these brides are
looking for information and
the bridal show is a great
place way for them to come
and get the personal atten-
tion and answers that they
need right away to make
decisions," she said.
Butler said he hopes to
have increased, attendance
for this year's event.
"Last year we had 55
brides along with their fam-
ily and guests attend our
inaugural event," he said.
"This year we are hopeful
that we surpass last year's
event."
In addition to the ven-
dors who will be showcas-
ing their products and ser-
vices, Grooms said there
will also be other activities
for the brides who attend.
"The purpose of the event
is for local brides to come
in, meet in one location and
get an idea of what's really
out there," Grooms said.
"There's new companies
coming into town all the
time and a lot of our brides
are either from Lake City


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-David Chittum (far right), of The Rose Mary Catering Company, talks to attendees at the 2011 Bridal Show. This year's Bridal
Show will take place Sunday at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 213 SW Commerce Dr.


or from surrounding areas-
and for them to meet under
one roof instead of driving
to other towns, they can
pretty much do it under
one roof and we're excited
to be able to offer that to
them."
Grooms was recently
married in August and said
she's looking forward to
the event.
. "I'm really looking- for-


ward to seeing the look brides are
on the brides' faces when personal e
they see some of the ven- think the
dors and what they. have going to bE
to offer," Grooms said. "It to be able
really takes a special type do that wit
of person to be able walk that's what
a bride through all of the apart from
different things they have expositions
to go through in order for Grooms.
their wedding to be a suc- will also all
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vendors that are
e here are going
to offer that and
h a smile. I think
's going to set us
a lot of the other
s."
said the event
ow organizers to
the hotel and its
nations.


"We're going to have
some rooms for the brides
to meander through so they
can see what we offer at the
hotel, especially our cater-
ing services where they'll
get one-on-one consulta-
tions with me personally,"
she said. "It's going to be a
lot of fun and a lot of great
door prizes."


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INVITATION TO BID
BID NO. 2012-A
SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
Please be advised that Columbia
County desires to accept bids on var-
ious pieces of surplus equipment.
Bids will be accepted through 2:00
P.M. on February 2, 2012. All bids
submitted shall be on the form pro-
vided.
Instructions and bid forms may be
obtained by visiting the Purchasing
Tab on the Columbia County Flori-
da web site or by calling (386) 719-
2028. Columbia County reserves the
right to reject any and/or all bids and
to accept the bid in the County's best
interest.
Dated this 11th day of, January 2012.
Columbia County Board of
County Commissioners
Scarlet Frisina, Chairperson
05529972
January 11, 18, 2012

SALES OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
The Columbia County School Dis-
trict will be holding a Public Auction
on certain material and equipment
and vehicles that have been declared
surplus property. This public auction
will be held Saturday, January 28,
2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the
Support Services Complex located
off U.S. 441 and CR 25A.
All sales are subject to state and lo-
cal sales tax laws. If exempt from
these taxes a sales tax exemption cer-
tificate must be presented at the time
of the sale or you will be required to
pay such taxes. "NO EXCEP-
TIONS."
1. All bidders are required to register
prior to the auction. The Auctioneer
reserie the right to. reject bid of
anyonew who is. ot a registered bid-
der.
2. At the time of sale, the buyer's
number and prices of item sold is an-
nounced by the Auctioneer. No
changes in price or quantity can be
made by anyone but the Auctioneer
and at that time only. In any dispute
over price, quantity, or between bid-
ders, the Auctioneer reserves the
right to settle any and all such dis-
putes and his decision shall be final.
3. Announcements made by the Auc-
tioneer on the day of the sale take
precedence over any printed matter
pertaining to this, auction. DESPITE
EFFORTS TO AVOID WITH-'
DRAWAL OF ITEMS FROM THE
SALE LIST, IT MAY SOMETIMES
BE NECESSARY; THEREFORE
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-
SERVES THE RIGHT TO DO SO.
4. ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS,
WHERE IS, .WITHOUT EXCEP-
TION FOR 'KNOWN OR UN-
KNOWN DEFECTS, AND WITH-
OUT ANY GUARANTEES OR
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED. The items) purchased
immediately become the responsibil-
ity of the purchaser at the time it is
"Knocked Down" by the Auctioneer
The surplus property can be inspect-
ed from 8:00 to 3:30 at the Support
Services Complex on January .27,
2012 and until time of sale on Janu-
ary 28, 2012. For additional infor-
mation you may contact Mr. Bill El-
rod at (904) 699-7067. A list of sur-
plus material is available upon re-
quest. Elrod Auctions, A.B. #1698,
Auctioneer, Bill Elrod, A.U. 2214
will conduct auction. www.elro-

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raking, bush hog, seeding, sod,
disking, site prep, ponds &
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386-961-5896.


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MICHAEL F. MILLIKIN
By: R.M. "Mike" Null
Director of Purchasing
05529902
January H1, 18, 2012


020 Lost & Found
REWARD: Lost Eclectus Parrot.
Vibrant green, silky feathers,
Male. price Creek Rd & Peacock.
386-961-9188

100 Job
Opportunities

05530088
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITY
Columbia County
Columbia County is accepting
applications for a Wash Rack
Operator/Service Technician.
Position's primary responsibility
is semi-skilled preventative
maintenance work in the Public
Works Truck Wash Facility.
Position is responsible for
maintaining proper water
chemistry control and mechani-
cal work in maintaining autos,
trucks, mowers, pumps, fire and
rescue vehicles, small gas
engines and other equipment.
Minimum Experience: High
School graduation or G.E.D. and
one year journeyman experience
in the field of automotive
mechanics or an equivalent
combination of training and
experience. Valid FL Driver's
License required. Salary is
$10.02 hourly plus benefits.
Successful applicant must pass
pre-employment physical &
drug screening. Applications
may be obtained'at the Human
Resources Office or online at
www.columbiacountvfla.com,
Board of County Commission-
ers, 135 NE Hemand6 Ave.,
Suite 203. Lake City, FL 32055,
(386) 719-2025, TDD (386)
758-2139. Deadline: 02/03/12.
Columbia County is an
AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer.

Full Time Bull Dozer Operator
needed for FJ Hill Construction.
Experienced required
Call 386-752-7887



FLORIDA

'^

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,.
NURSING
224 Days Tenure Track
Conduct the learning experience in the
classroom, laboratory and/or clinical
area. Prepare for instruction syllabi,
lesson plans, tests; use assessment
strategies to assist the continuous
development of the learner; use effective
communication techniques with students
and others. Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of the subject matter, use
appropriate technology in the teaching
and learning process. Hours will vary and
require evenings. Minimum Qualifications:
Masters of Science in Nursing degree and
be licensed in FL or eligible for licensure in
FL. Three years experience as staff nurse
(acute care preferred). Ability to present
information in a coherent manner and the
ability to fairly evaluate student retention of
that information. Desirable Qualifications:
Computer literate. Teaching experience.
Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 2116/12
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and photocopies
of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must
be submitted with'official translation
and evaluation. Position details and
applications available on web at:
www.fuc.ediu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanrlfac.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADAIEA/EO College in Education and
Employnient


100 Job
S Opportunities

Janitorial Service needs
responsible person to work
nights. Must have own
transportation references and clean
background..386-984-0530

MECHANIC for busy truck shop.
Experience required with dwn
tools. Southern Specialized
386-752-9754
MECHANIC NEEDED
Experience required.
Call: FJ Hill Construction
386-752-7887
Needed: Cdmmercial Cloth cutter
for gun cases, related items &
other miscellaneous work.
Hafners 386-755-6481
OTR Class A driver wanted.
Good pay, Volvo trucks. Go to
www.TravaBros.com under
section drivers and submit your
info. No calls please.

FLORIDA
'- GATEWAY
COLLEGE

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
ACCOUNTING
Teach accounting classes, general
business classes, and advise students
.in class selections. Prepare and
schedule teaching materials relevant to
the instruction of accounting. Prepare,
review, and update course outlines,
syllabi and assessments: Meet
scheduled classes and use scheduled
classroom time appropriately. Maintain
accurate student records. Recruit
students to business major. Minimum
Qualifications: Master's degree in
business/accounting with at least 18
graduate hours in accounting! Qualified
to teach a wide variety of freshinan
and sophomore business/ accounting
classes. Ability to teach managerial
and financial accounting, general
bookkeeping, and online accounting
courses. Desirable Qualifications: CPA
and Second Teaching Field.
Experience with or willingness to
develop distance-leaming classes.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,
ECONOMICS
Teach undergraduate courses in micro
and macro economics. Prepare and
schedule teaching materials relevant to
instruction; prepare, review, and
update course outlines, syllabi and
tests. Meet scheduled classes and use
scheduled classroom time
appropriately. Maintain accurate
student records. Recruit students to
business major. Advise students in
class selections. Minimum
Qualifications: Master's degree with
minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in
economics prefix courses. Computer
literate. Ability to teach course within
economics. Proven ability to use
technology in the teaching of courses.
Ability to present information in a
coherent mannerand the ability to
fairly evaluate student retention of that
information. Ability to work well with
others. Desirable Qualif(cations:
College teaching experience. Minimum
of 18 graduate hours in discipline other
than economics (e.g. history, political
science, geography, math, etc.). Ability
to teach online courses.
164 Duty Days Tenured'Track
To Commence Fall 2012
Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 2/16/12
Persons interested should provide College
application, vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be
submitted with official translation and
evaluation.
Position details and applications available on
web at: www.fqc.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E.t ; lT..I-, ir, !r : _~"_ ';.
Southern Assoc tion of Colleges and Schools,
VP/ADAIEA/EO Colletc i' Education and EmCloonment


100 Job
0 Opportunities
Sales Position available for
motivated individual Rountree -
Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid
training/vacation. Exp. a plus but
not necessary. Call Anthony
Cosentino 386-623-7442
Wee Care of Columbia City
is hiring CDA After school Teach-
ers. 20-35 hrs per week. Experi-
ence required. Apply in person.

120 Medical
120 Employment

05530049
Physical Thrapy Center hiring a
Physical Therapist/Physical
Therapist's Assistant or Rehab
Aide. F/T or P/T.
Hands-on training w/some exp.
preferred. Personal training or
fitness background a plus. Basic
knowledge of anatomy and
exercises are a MUST.
Candidate must be confident,
have good people skills,
great attitude and be willing to
learn. Extreme motivation
promotes rapid growth. Send
resume to: pta714@hotmail.com
or fax to 386-755-3165.

,Director of Allied Health
Programs (RN) wanted at North
Florida Community College.
See www.nfcc.edu for details.
MA CNA Medical office.
2 years exp. required! Phlebotomy
required! Send resume to P.O. Box
805 Lake City, Florida 32056

240 Schools&
Education

05529830
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-01/23/10

Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-03/12/12

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



310 Pets & Supplies

German'Shepherd AKC Czech
pups w/health cert/shots. Excellent
temperament,superior quality &
.socialized..Parents on site.$5751
(352)486-1205'
PUBLISHER'S' NOTE
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.


402 Appliances
Whirlpool, side by side,
refrigerator. Black with'ice maker,
water & ice dispenser.
$300. obo. 386-365-5173

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407 Computers

DELL Computer,
$100.00
386-755-9984 or
386-292-2170


408 Furniture
Brown Resin Wicker
Glider & Chair with cushions.
Steel frame. Like new. $125.
386-754-4094
Swivel Patio chair
$25.00
386-344-4987


413 Musical
413 Merchandise
NEW Guitar Estaban
Small Amp. Hard case. Stand.
$200.00
386-719-4819


420 Wanted to Buy

K&H TIMBER
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-288-6875.
Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$300 & up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.


430 Garage Sales
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.


440 Miscellaneous

Total Gym
with attachments
$250.00
,call 386-623-3202

450 Good Things
Sto Eat
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961-1420
The Pecan House in Ellisville
We buy, sell & crack Pecans.
Several good Varieties.
386-752-6896


460 Firewood
FIREWOOD:
Cut to order and delivered.
1/2 cord $75.00
386-243-1977 or 752-3771
It's Getting Colder!! Firewood
$65. Truck Load. we will call you
back. We deliver under20 mi
.$100 per load. Over 20 mi $120
per load. Joey 965-0288. Lv mess.

463 Buildiing
63 Materials

4 sheets 1/2" plywood.
12 pcs. 2"x 4"
$50.00 takes all.
386-344-4987

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Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
2/2 Units.
Free Water,
sewer and trash pickup.
386-984-8448
3/2 SW, just renovated, off 41 on
246 between I-10 & 75,
$550 mo, $500 sec. NO PETS.
386-330-2316 or 386-266-3610
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779
NEW 72'X18'
Mobile home 3br/2ba
$625 mo. plus $625 dep.
954-258-8841

Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
COMING SOON!
4 used homes. We have pics and
can send. North Pointe Homes
Gainesville, (352)872-5566
WE ALSO BUY USED HOMES!
NOT A MISPRINT!
Large Dealer in NW Florida Shut
Their doors and we are
Liquidating THEIR Entire
Inventory! Example New & Never
lived in 2011, 32X64 Jacobson,
32X64, 4/2, WAS $89,788 NOW
Only $68,799. Including Free
Furniture, Full 5 year Warranty
and delivery & set up with Air.
8 to choose from like this!
North Pointe Homes,
Gainesville (352)872-5566.
Hurry 1st Come, 1st Serve.
Palm Harbor Homes
Red Tag Sale
Over 10 Stock Units Must Go
Save Up To 35K
800-622-2832 ext 210
UNHEARD OF!
New 2012 Jacobson's Start at
$39,900 including del-set-AC-
skirting and steps. NO GAMES!
North Pointe Homes.
Gainesville, (352)872-5566

710 Unfurnished Apt.
71 For Rent







2/2 w/garage & washer/dryer
hookups. West side of town,
Call for details
386-755-6867
2BR/1BA DUPLEX. $300 securi-
ty dep. $500. mb $150. Pet Depos-
it. Available now! 386-752-5389
or after 4:30p 386-752-6138
BrandywineApartments
Now Renting
1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A.
386-752-3033 W. Grandview Ave,
Equal housing Opportunity
TDD Number 1-800-955-8771
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 month & bckgmd chk,.,
386-697-3248 or,352-.377-7.652
.-Great location W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2br apts., garage, W/D
hookup. patio. $600 & 700 & up,
+ Sec, 386-315-2509 or 965-5560
Move in Special from $199-$399.
1, 2 & 3 br apartments. Also, larg-
er 2/br. for $495. mo. Incl water.
386-755-2423 rigsbvrentals.com
NICEApt Downtown. Remodeled
1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living
room. $450. mo plus sec.
386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951
The Lakes Apts. Studios & IBr's
from $125/wk: Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers.accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Winter Special! 1/2 Price First
Month. Updated Apt, w/tile
floors/fresh paint. Great area.
From $395.+sec. 386-752-9626

Furnished Apts.
720 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
386-752-5808

730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
lbr/1.5ba Country Cottage, Cathe-
dral ceilings, brick fireplace, wash-
er/dryer, 1 ac fenced, private, some
pets, lease. 1st, last, sec, ref. Lake
City area $725 mo. Smoke Free
environment. 352-494-1989
2br Apartment.
Close to shopping.
$485. mo $485 dep.
386-344-2170
2Br w/ Retreat & huge Family
Room. Porch, fenced,concrete
drive, carport. Turner Ave.
$800.mo Avail Jan. 386-256-6379
2BR/1BA Near FGC & Airport.
$450 mo.
386-752-0335
Monday -Friday 8A-4P
3/2 Brick Home, fireplace, fenced
back yard, great room & in quiet
area. No pets. Rent w/option to
purchase available. 386-752-5035
X 3114 7 days 7-7 A Bar Sales
3BR/1BA w/CH/A, Located in the
country. Credit check required.
$500. mo. $500 Deposit
No Pets!! 386-752-3225


730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
4 BR/2BA in town on cul-de-sac.
good area, fenced yard, fireplace,
no pets, $900 mo., 1st + $900 sec.
386-755-6916.
4BR/2BA.
Lake Access.
$1,000 mo.
Call 386-752-3066
For Rent with Option to Buy.
4br/3ba unfurnished home. On the
East side of Lake City.
386-294-2494
NICE 3BR/2.5BA in Russwood
S/D $995. mo. $750 security.
Application required.
Call 386-935-1482
SWMH 2/2 in Wellborn,
$550 mo, and
$550 security.
386-365-1243 or 965-7534

750 Business &
50 Office Rentals

05529789
OFFICE SPACE for Lease
576 sq'$450/mth
900 sq' $600/mth
3568 sq'$2973/mth
8300 sq' $5533/mth
also Bank Building
Excellent Locations
Tom Eagle, GRI
(386) 961-1086 DCA Realtor
2 Business Offices For lease:
Approximately 1100sq ft each.
Located SE Baya Ave.
Call 386-755-3456 for info
FOR LEASE: 1100+/- sqft. Of-
fice Space beside the Red Barn on
Hwy 90. $750. mo. Please call
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sex offenders
ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa
Some Iowa legisla-
tors say a special nurs-
ing home for elderly sex
offenders and other crimi-
nals may be needed.
State Rep. Helen Miller,
D-Fort Dodge, says the
state will need a facility
"where these individuals
will be contained." .
The Messenger says
she made her statement
when the issue was raised
at a Fort Dodge'forum on
Saturday.
A sex offender who was
released to a Pomeroy
nursing home was
accused of sexual contact
with-a resident there.
Gov. Terry Branstad has
proposed a law requiring
nursing homes tq notify
families of residents when
a sexual offender moves
in.
On Saturday, Rep. Tom
Shaw, R-Laurens, said
stronger measures are
needed. He says the state
might have to buy a nurs-
ing home and employ per-
sonnel trained to dealwith
Ssex offenders.

Star Paula Deen
launches diabetes
program
Celebrity chef and Food
Network star Paula Deen
is teaming with drugmaker
Novo Nordisk to launch a
program that aims to help
people live with Type 2
diabetes and promote a
Novo diabetes drug.
The program is called
Diabetes in a New Light
and offers tips on food
preparation, stress man-
agement and working with
doctors on a treatment
plan. Recipes and tips
can be found at www.
Diabetesinanewlight.com .
Deen has Type 2 dia-
betes.
Type 2 is the most com-
mon form of diabetes. In
Type 2 diabetes, the body
either does not produce
enough insulin or does not
use it efficiently, allowing
excess sugar, or glucose,
to accumulate in the
blood.

Trial of elderly
alleged robbers
set to begin
CHICAGO- The trial of
two reputed mobsters and
a third man accused of
plotting multiple robberies
is set to start in Chicago.
The first order of busi-
ness Tuesday morning
is selecting jurors who
will assess the evidence
against the three men in
their 70s Joseph "The
Monk" Scalise, Arthur
Rachel and Robert Pullia.
Federal prosecutors
say one of their targets
was reputed Chicago
mob boss, Angelo "the
Hook" LaPietra. Authorities
arrested the men on the
night of April 8, 2010,
outside the late LaPietra's
home.
All three men have
pleaded not guilty.
Scalise and Rachel, are
the reputed members of
the mob. They were con-
victed in Britain 30 years
ago for the theft of a 4-
carat diamond and other
jewelry from a London
store.


Ariz. hospital using remotely monitor patients


By FEUCIA FONSECA
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.
Gisele Sorenson knew
where each person with
Congestive heart fail-
ure lived. With a map in
hand, she set out driving
in northern Arizona -
across tribal land and to
the Grand Canyon to
find out, whether the for-
mer Flagstaff Medical
Center patients had wire-
less access.
The answer was key
to determining whether
patients could be remotely
monitored via Bluetooth
technology to help reduce
their chance of being read-
mitted to the hospital. What
Sorenson found is that not
everyone would be ableto
use a cellphone to imme-
diately transmit medical
data, but many were close
enough to a hot spot to
send the information with-
in a few days.
"Just having them come
into the hospital isn't the
answer anymore for a lot
of reasons," said Sorenson,
the hospital's telemedicine
director.
The hospital that draws
patients from across north-
ern Arizona, including the
Navajo and Hopi reserva-
tions, is in the midst of
a yearlong pilot project
aimed at a population that
often skips regular check-
ups or lacks the money or
transportation needed to
get prescription medica-
tion. It also is trying to limit
readmissions because of an
upcoming federal rule that
financially penalizes hospi-
tals if people are readmit-
ted for certain conditions
within 30 days.
The project uses wire-
less technology and health-
monitoring devices to keep
the hospital advised of the
patients' conditions. Fifty
people are being sent home
with an Android phone and
equipment to check their
blood pressure, weight,
heart activity and oxygen
levels. For those'who don't
have electricity, they also
get a solar charger.
The devices send the
readings straight to the


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nurse Kelly DeGraff talks about health monitoring equipment with patient Joe Alini, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Alini is part of a pilot
project that remotely monitors the condition of patients via wireless technology.


phone, which sends them
directly to Kelly DeGraff,
a hospital nurse.; She then
can look at the data and
determine whether a fol-
low-up call or text is need-
ed. One patient she's been
in contact with is Joe Alini,
who has been dealing with
kidney failure and heart
problems.
Before Alini signed up
for the project a month,
ago, his go-to people for
medical questions were
friends who are flight nurs-
es. Aside from weighing
in at the dialysis clinic and
getting his blood pressure
checked, he said he had


no real sense of whether
he was doing the things
needed to fend off another
hospital visit.
Those visits that were
happening three or more
times a month weren't easy
to make. He's no longer
employed" because his con-
dition prevents him from
working, which meant he
also lost his residence and
his vehicle. He relies on his
daughter for transportation
and grocery shopping, and'
he sometimes doesn't have
money to fill prescriptions.
This past week he saw
a startling change in his
weight-- a difference of


more than 10 pounds over-
night his'blood pres-
sure was hp and his oxy-
gen levels down. He was
scheduled to go to dialyses
but said the monitoring
equipment helped detect
the change that was due
to a fluid buildup earlier in
the day.
He called DeGraff, and
she advised him to go to the
hospital, which he hadn't
needed to do for nearly a
month.
"My education has
become better," said Alini,
of Flagstaff. "I'm not pan-
icking now. I'm calling to
say 'should I or shouldn't I,'


instead of 'I'm going to the
emergency department.'"
The project is backed
by the National Institutes
of Health, Verizon,
Qualcomm Incorporated
and Zephyr Technology.
It isn't specifically aimed
at American Indians, but
they will benefit. Nearly 30
percent of patients at the
Flagstaff Medical Center
are American Indian, the
majority being Navajo.
Seven percent of them have
had congestive heart fail-
ure, compared with 4 per-
cent of non-Native patients.
MONITOR continued on 3D


By KURT MOFFETT
Republican American

NAUGATUCK, Conn.
- Two years ago, Franklin
Andrew, then 98, was at the
Naugatuck Senior Center
when a nurse noticed one
of his legs was swollen.
The nurse suspected
congestive heart failure.
His daughter, Marge
Pierce, drove him to his
doctor, who had him sentto
Waterbury Hospital, where
he was given a shock treat-
ment to stabilize his heart-
beat.
"I'm watching the moni-
tor out in the hallway all by
myself, and it just scared
me," Pierce said.
Pierce, 64, is her father's
caretaker. She now lives
with her 100-year-old father
full time.
Andrew's health is gener-


ally good for a man his age,
she said, but he has fallen
a couple of times and once,
when she was on vacation,
she discovered she had his
medication in her purse.
'That was it. It freaked
me out," she said.

This type of living
arrangement children
caring for their elderly par-
ents is becoming more
common across the coun-
try as the nation's popula-
tion ages.
According to the lat-
est U.S. Census data, the
nation's 90-and-older popu-
lation has nearly tripled over
the past 30 years, reaching
1.9 million in 2010. Over
the next four decades, this
population is projected to
more than quadruple.
The census report indi-
cates nearly 81 percent of


people in their 90s who do
not live in a nursing home
have one or more disabili-
ties. People of this age have
difficulty running errands
alone, driving, walking and
climbing stairs; meaning
they need assistance with
every day activities.
It is these caregivers who
are contributing to people
living longer, said John
Erlingheuser, advocacy
director for the American
Association of Retired
Persons!
Caregivers he is one
for his 81-year-old mother
- make sure their parents
are not being neglected,
taking their pills, getting to
their doctor's appointments
and eating properly.
That is not the only rea-
son people are living lon-
ger. Erlingheuser points to
Medicare, established in


1965, as a major factor.
"I mean you take what a
senior gets for an average
senior's income, and you're
talking about a good chunk
of their income going just
for prescription drug cov-
erage," he said. "So what
people would do is not
take them or cut back on
pills, or cut them in half or
take them every other day.
People today have better
access to more affordable
prescription drug cover-
age."
Under the federal
Affordable Care Act that
passed last year, Medicare
also covers seniors for annu-
al physical, Erlingheuser
said. Screening for illness-
es and treating them before
they become a serious life
risk extends people's lives.

Programs such as Dial-A-


Ride and Meals on Wheels
are also factors, as well as
advances in medical treat-
ments and technology, he
said.
People are also better
educated about exercise,
proper diet and the dangers
of smoking and drinking.
Chris Fishbein, executive
director of the Waterbury
Area Agency on Aging, said
demand is up for home-
delivered and nondelivered
meals, emergency fuel
assistance and supplemen-
tal care services recipi-
ents can get up to $750
per year for needs such
as glasses, false teeth or
orthopedic shoes because
of .the aging population.
Demand is also up because
of the poor economy.
"Five years ago, families
AGING continued on 3D


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Boxing great Muhammad Ali gets 70th birthday bash


By BRUCE SCHREINER
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. At
70, Muhammad Ah^ is "still
the greatest" to friends and
admirers worldwide.
The boxing champ
basked in chants of "Ali!
Ali!" as hundreds of sup-
porters cheered him on
Saturday night with a
hearty rendering of "Happy
Birthday" during his 70th
birthday celebration in
his Kentucky hometown.
Never mind that Ali actu-
ally turned 70 years old on
Tuesday: the private party
in his hometown is the first
of five planned in the next
few months.
As party-goers mingled in
a lobby of the Muhammad
Ali Center before the festiv-
ities, Ali walked slowly to a
second-floor balcony over-
looking them. The crowd
immediately began to clap,
then broke into effusive
chants and singing. The
three-time world heavy-
weight champion, who is
battling Parkinson's dis-
ease, leaned against a rail
and raised his right hand to.
wave to the crowd. Then he
joined his party out of view
of the public and the press.
Former heavyweight
champion Lennox Lewis
said his boyhood idol is
"still the greatest."
"I feel so proud and
honored that we're able
to show our feelings and
show our support for him,"
Lewis said.
The guest list numbered
350 for the private party,
which doubled as a $1,000-
per-person fundraiser for
the Ali Center, a six-year-
old cultural and education
complex designed to be a
legacy to his social activ-
ism. The six-story center
also retraces Ali's career,
including his epic bouts
against Joe Frazier, George
Foreman and Sonny.
Liston.
The guest list included
All's trainer Angelo Dundee
and three American hikers
who. were imprisoned in
Iran. Ali, perhaps the most
prominent U.S. Muslim,


lobbied for their release.
Rocker John Mellencamp
headlined the entertain-
ment.
Dundee, who traveled
from Clearwater, Fla., for
the celebration, said he
hears from Ali about once
a month.
"We're like family,"
Dundee told The Courier-
Journal of Louisville.
"We've always been family
and we're always going .to
be family. He'll say, 'Angie,
I want to come and train.
That's what I miss the most.
Being in the gym. Working
up a sweat.'"
Guests paid tribute to Ali
before filling a banquet hall
for a party closed to the
public.
"The reason I loved
him is because of his con-
fidence," University of
Kentucky men's basketball
coach John Calipari said.
"He would talk and then
back it up. He had great
courage and who had more
fun than him?"
The self-proclaimed
"Greatest of All Time"
remains one of the world's
most recognizable figures,
even though 'he's been
largely absent from the
public eye recently as he
fights Parkinson's disease.:
His wife Lonnie Ali said:
recently that the boxing
great has mixed feelings
about the landmark birth-
day,
"He's glad he's here to
turn 70, but he wants to be
reassured he doesn't look
70," she said:
Born Cassius Marcellus
Clay Jr. on Jan. 17, 1942,
Ali took up boxing at age
12, when his bike was sto-
len and he wanted to find
and whip the culprit. The
boy was introduced to Joe
Martin, a police officer
who coached boxing at a
local gym.
Ali flourished in the ring,
becoming a top amateur
and Olympic gold medalist
He made his profession-
al debut in Louisville and
arranged for a local chil-
dren's hospital to receive
proceeds from the fight.
Lewis said Ali ranks
as the greatest of heavy-


weights, and he said he was
inspired by All's fights.
"I used to get mad if I
didn't see the Ali shuffle,".
Lewis said. "So I was:always
watching him, expecting
some type of antic."
Ali won the heavyweight
,title in 1964, defeating the
heavily favored Sonny
Liston. Soon after, Ali who
was raised in a Baptist fam-
ily announced his conver-
sion to Islam and changed
his name.
While in his prime, Ali
was stripped, of his heavy-
weight crown in 1967 for
refusing to be drafted for
military service during the
Vietnam War. He cited his
religious beliefs as the rea-
son for his refusal.
His decision alienated
Ali from many across the
US. and resulted in a draft-
evasion conviction. Ali
found himself embroiled
in a long legal fight that
ended in 1971, when the
U.S. Supreme.Court ruled
in his favor.
Ali lost his first bid to
regain the heavyweight
crown when Frazier
knocked him down and
took a decision in the
"Fight of the Century" at


ASSOCIATED PRESS
ABOVE: In this Jan. 17,
1967 file photo, Muhammad
All blows out the candles on
a cake baked for his 25th
birthday, in Houston. All's wife
says the boxing great is still a
"big kid" who enjoys his birth-
day parties. The three-time
heavyweight champion turned
70 Tuesday, Jan. 17. He
was surrounded by friends
Saturday night for a birthday
party at the Muhammad All
Center in hishometown.
RIGHT: In this Sept. 17, 2008
file photo, Muhammad Ali and
his wife Lonnie shakes hands
with guests after a welcoming
ceremony for the Ryder Cup
golf tournament in Louisville,
SKy.

Madison Square Garden
in 1971. Ali regained the
heavyweight title in 1974,
defeating Foreman in the
"Rumble, in the Jungle."
A year later, he outlasted
Frazier in the epic 'Thrilla
in Manila" bout.
Last year, a frail Ali rose
from his seat and clapped
for his deceased rival at
Frazier's funeral.
Ali's last title came in


1978 when he defeated
Leon Spinks.
Ali retired from boxing in
1981 and devoted himself to
social causes. He traveled
the world on humanitarian


missions. In 2005, he was
awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom.


Iowa man saves mother-in-law


By BARB ICKES
Quad-City Times

DAVENPORT, Iowa
As the expression goes,
she was probably dead by
the time she hit the floor.
But it looked nothing
like it does in the mov-
ies no clutching of the
chest or gasping for air.
One second, Judy Dugan
was fine, and the next, she
was gone.
The 62-year-old was sit-
ting on the floor of her
Silvis home, wrapping
Christmas gifts and talk-
ing to her husband, Terry
Dugan. Her son-in-law,
Mark Jorgensen, happened
to stop by and joined in a
holiday chat.
It was about 2 p.m. on
Christmas Eve, and Judy
gave no indication what-
soever that anything was
wrong.
'We were in a conversa-
tion, and she just fell right
into the gifts," Jorgensen
said. 'We had no idea what
was going on."
But the men quickly real-
ized Judy was not mess-
ing around. What they
didn't know was that she
was in ventricular fibrilla-
tion, meaning the electrical
system of her heart got
messed up. It was beat-
ing too quickly to fill with
blood, which is critical to
human survival.
"It took about three sec-
onds to figure out some-
'thing was going on," her
husband said. "Mark
grabbed his cellphone, and
I went to the office to find
the house phone."
Jorgensen's 9-1-1 call
went to Davenport, and
Dugan's went to Silvis.
Help was on the way. But it
would take time.


"Her eyes were open, but
they were in the back of her
head," said Jorgensen, 42,
of Davenport. "I grabbed
her hand and was talking
to her. I felt sure she was
gone. There was just noth-
ing there. I tried to feel for
a pulse, but I couldn't tell
whether she had one or it
was my own heart pound-
ing.
"I was thinking, 'It's
Christmas Eve. You can't
die. But I think you're
already dead.'"
Suddenly, something
Jorgensen learned five
years earlier came back to
him. He placed his hands
on Dugan's chest and
began compressions, add-
ing a couple of breaths -
just like he had learned in


his CPR training.
That training had come
from none other than the
woman lying on the floor.
Judy, a longtime reg-
istered nurse and CPR
instructor, had insisted
when her daughter, Jodi,
became pregnant for the
first time that she and Mark
learn CPR. Of course, she
had no way of knowing she
was training a man to save
her life. And he turned out
to be "an A-plus student,"
she said.
When the medics arrived
at the Dugans' house, they
instructed Jorgensen to.
keep doing exactly what
he was doing. He didn't
realize it at the time, but he
was making Judy's heart-
beat.


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"I can absolutely
saved, her life," E
Nancy Short, Jud
tor.
"I thought the
would take over wl
got to the house,
said, 'You're doin
Keep going,'" he
couldn't see that
working; It looked


using CPR training
y say it like she was gone, and I he said. "I still have a men-
said Dr. was thinking about how I'd tal picture of Mark working
y's doc- tell my wife. It's not like, on her, and I'm thinking to
you see on TV. You don't myself: 'He really knows
medics do CPR and shock her with what he's doing.'"
hen they the paddles and then see During the CPR training,
but they her eyes start to open." Judy had used Mark as a
g great. Meanwhile, all Terry practice dummy.
said. "I Dugan could do was "He said his ribs hurt for
it was watch, a week after that, but he
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By LAURAN NEERGAARD
AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON The
government is setting what
it calls an ambitious goal
for Alzheimer's disease:
Development of effective
ways to treat and prevent
the mind-destroying illness
by 2025.
The Obama administra-
tion is developing the first
National Alzheimer's Plan
to find better treatments
for the disease and offer


better day-to-day care for
those afflicted.
A newly released draft
of the overall goals sets
the 2025 deadline, but
doesn't provide details of
how to fund the necessary
research to meet that target
date. Today's treatments
only temporarily ease some
dementia symptoms, and
work to find better ones has
been frustratingly slow.
A committee of
Alzheimer's experts begins
a two-day meeting Tuesday


to help advise the govern-
ment on how to finalize the
plan.
An estimated 5.4 mil-
lion Americans have
Alzheimer's or similar
dementias. It's the sixth-
leading killer, and is steadi-
ly growing as the popula-
tion rapidly ages. By 2050,
13 million to 16 million
Americans are projected
to have Alzheimer's, cost-
ing $1 trillion in medical
and nursing home expen-
ditures.


The national plan is sup-
posed to tackle both the
medical and social aspects
of dementia, and advocacy
groups had urged that it set
a deadline for progress.
Among the draft's other
goals:
Improve timely diag-
nosis. A recent report
found as many as half of
today's Alzheimer's suffer-
ers haven't been formally
diagnosed, in part because
of stigma and the belief
that nothing can be done.


Symptomatic treatment
aside, a diagnosis lets fami-
lies plan, and catching the
disease earlier would be
crucial if scientists ever
find ways to slow the dis-
ease's progress.
Improve support and
training for families so they
know what resources are
available for patients' and
what to expect as dementia
worsens.
Alzheimer's sufferers
gradually lose the ability
to do the simplest activities


of daily life and can survive
that way for a decade or
more. In meetings around
the country last summer
and fall, families urged
federal health officials to
make sure the national
plan addresses how to help
patients live their last years
at home without ruining
their caregivers' own health
and finances.


Nurse's vein technique gets.recognized


By JILL MOON
The (Alton) Telegraph

ALTON, ll. A local
registered nurse is gaining
worldwide recognition for
pioneering a phlebotomy
technique that makes get-
ting stuck with a needle
less painful and trouble-
some for patients.
Working from her own
business at The Nurses'.
Station in East Alton, M.
Gail Stotler is training oth-
ers in her technique, which
calls for accessing veins
through gentle touch, rath-
er than, tourniquet or slap-
ping and flicking. She has
been involved in the prac-
tice for years, but became
recognized only recently
for her vein access tech-
nique based on science.
Vein access basically
means entering a vein with
a needle either to draw
-blood or inject fluid, such
as an IV.
The American Society
for Clinical Pathology and
the World Association of
Societies of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine, at its
World Congress, last fall
recognized Stotler's scien-
tific explanation for better
vein. access. A commit-


tee of the society select-
ed Stotler's abstract, "A
Scientific Explanation for
Why There are So Many IV,
Blood Draw and Injection
of Contrast Failures," for
presentation Oct. 21 at the
World Congress meeting in
Las Vegas.
"It's hard to get one con-
cept accepted at this thing,"
said Stotler, who has been
in the medical field for more
than 30 years. "But, it's not
about me; it's a credit to all
the science before I took it
and applied it"
Besides recognition
at the international soci-
ety's World Congress,
The National Phlebotomy
Association posted Stotler's
article on its website, and
Stotler declined a con-
sulting offer from BD
Diagnostics Preanalytical
Systems of New Jersey
because she wants to main-
tain her independence in
teaching her technique and
avoid conflicts of interest.
Stotler has two bache-
lor's degrees from Saint
Louis University in biology
and in nursing, as well as
graduate hours from SLU
in anatomy, physiology and
math. She wrote that even
though advances in tools


have been made over the
last 200 years, such as the
hypodermic needle and the
vacutainer system in 1949
that sucks blood into a tube
for diagnostic blood draws,
the actual procedure of
locating and accessing a
vein has not changed that
much. Smacking, slapping,
flicking and tapping the
vein, as well as the tourni-
quet, still are used.
At least four out of 10
sticks to a vein fail, and
not just once, according
to Stotler's docuriented
research. By her calcula-
tions, she estimated that in
2008 there were 174 million
vein access failures divided
among the IV, the blood
draw and the injection of
contrast.
But when vein access
began 2,000 years ago, the
medical community did not
have the knowledge about
anatomy and physiology, or
the tool technology that it
has now.
Stotler said she simply
uses gentle touch for vein
dilatation; even though
some previous research
cited in other sources men-
tions heat, she adamantly
does not advocate heat.
"We have the simple,


MONITOR: Less hospital visits


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While the illness is no
more prevalent in American
Iidians than others, some
precursors to heart condi-
tions include diabetes and
obesity.
,About 12 percent of peo-
ple with congestive heart
failure are readmitted to the
Flagstaff hospital within 30
days. They have symptoms
ranging from shortness of
breath to organ failure and
fatigue, which can keep
them hospitalized for more
than a week and bump up
costs to insurance provid-
ers. The national readmis-
sion rate for all types of
heart failure is nearly 25
percent over three years,
according to the U.S.
Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services.
Beginning in October,
CMS will begin cutting
reimbursements to hos-
pitals that have too many
patients readmitted for con-
gestive heart failure, pneu-
monia and heart attacks.
CMS has said readmissions
can cost billions a year.
Mark Carroll, director
of telehealth for the Indian
Health Service, said tele-
health is most common in
Indian Country with dia-
betic retinal screenings,,
dermatology, psychiatry
and mental health, pathol-
ogy and radiology.
In Alaska Native villages,
IHS has been using land-
line phones for at-home
monitoring. The agency
also is looking at how to
best remotely track people
with high blood pressure
or diabetes, Carroll said.
But he said nothing is
similar to the pilot project
in northern Arizona, which
he called revolutionary for
the health care system in
that it uses leading technol-
ogy from a regional hospi-
tal that gets referrals from
a diversity of communities
and cultural environments.
"So many folks that I've
chatted with in different
Indian communities are


ASSOCIATED PRESS
A hospital official demonstrates monitoring equipment in
Flagstaff, Ariz. Flagstaff Medical Center is in the midst of a
pilot project that remotely monitors patients with congestive
heart failure using Bluetooth technology.


supportive of this at the
concept level," Carroll said.
"It makes sense to them,
but there are questions
about 'how does it work,
who can see my informa-
tion, and who am I working
with? Am I going to feel
cared for in a good way, or
am I going to feel this is a
big efficiency thing?'"
Some patients
approached to participate
in the pilot project balked
at the idea, Sorenson said,
citing intimidation of the
technology. She said some
prefer the traditional call
on their landline phones for
checkups.
One of the hurdles
for telehealth in Indian
Country has been access
to a wireless network, with
penetration estimated at 10
percent, according to the


Federal Communications
Commission. The Navajo
Nation is, deploying 3G
mobile and 4G broadband
services through fiber-optic
cables and microwave tov-
ets. The Hopi Tribe also
has a broadband initiative.
Sorenson said the hospi-
tal hopes to take advantage
of the Navajo build out,
though it doesn't track cur-
rently with the pilot project.
For those who aren't near a
wireless hotspot, Sorensonr
is counting on family mem-
bers to help with transpor-
tation.
After a year, she said the
hospital is hoping to have
enough information from
patients, their primary care
providers and their families
to know whether to sustain
the program.


gentle sense of touch in.
our -figers," said Stotler,
of Holiday Shores, who'
has taught her vein access
technique for years but just-
published her :technique
in 2006 with "The Science
Behind the Skill of Vein
Access," a seven-book
series. "Simply touch the
vein; the very act of feeling
for a vein causes it to dilate.
The good Lord said, 'Put
this thing in writing,' and I
drew the diagrams of what
I taught, and that's where
the book came from."
Alton Memorial Hospital,
Alton Multispecialists,
Riverbend Physicians and-
Surgeons and Christian
Hospital Northeast regu-
larly request Stotler to train
or retrain technicians and
nurses in the skill of vein
access, she said.
"The vein access pro-
cedure of today was built
on .fifth- to 19th-century
non-scientific foundation,"
Stotler, who was born and
raised in Bethalto, wrote in
her abstract.
Furthermore, she said


that the people .who9teach
vein access and the people
who use this skill have a
minimal science education
through h o fatlt of their
own, The information
for the skill 'taught at the
allied health level is mini-
mal compared to graduate
and medical school levels:
'She contends that physics,
chemistry and math also
are missing from the allied
health level of education.
In coming up with her
technique of vein dilata-
tion, she considered sev-
eral facts, some of them
contained in past research:
"Gray's Anatomy"
says that the vein wall is'
innervated and has a.mid-
dle layer of smooth muscle;'
"Guyton's Physiology" says
that negative stimuli to the
nerve tells that muscle to
contract.
Thus, Stotler said the
problem with smacking,
slapping, flicking or tap-
ping the vein, techniques
to "raise the vein" in an
effort to locate it, is that
these methods cause vaso-


constriction,
A natural dilatation,
with heat or gentle touch, of
the adult vein results in an
average 2-millimeter-diam-,
eter dilation of that vein,
as cited in the Journal of
Vascular Surgery, Volume
42, Issue 5, pg. 957-962
(November 2005).
"An artificial dilatation,
from applying a tight tour-
niquet, causes an over-dis-
tention of that vein greater
than 2 millimeters," Stotler
writes. "There is an ana-
tomical limit to how much
the vein wall nerves and
smooth muscle can be
stretched before injury
occurs to those tissues and
that segment of vein wall."
A less than or equal to
30-degree angle of entry of
the needle through the vein
wall results' in a vein wall
injury four to five times the
size that a greater than or
equal to 45-degree angle of
entry causes.


ASSOCIATED PRESS
This photo taken Jan. 4, 2012 shows registered nurse M. Gail Stotler, a vein access technolo-
gist based, in her office in Bethalto, III. Stotler is gaining worldwide recognition for pioneering a
phlebotomy technique that makes getting stuck with a needle to draw blood or get fluids less
painful and troublesome for patients.


AGING: Caregivers are often family


Continued From Page 1D

were able to help defray
medical costs," she said.
"Now, in addition to the
senior requesting help, we
frequently have the care-
giver requesting help."
Because people are'liv-
ing so much longer, many
caregivers are in their 60s
and 70s and have their own
health issues.
Erlingheuser said while
this is true, unpaid caregiv-
ers like himself and Pierce
save the state millions of
dollars because the state
does not have to pay for
that care through place-
ments in nursing homes or
home care visits.
Pierce said she does
not have any major health
issues that interfere with
her father's care. Andrew
said his insurance cover-
age is not great, but with
Medicare, Social Security, a
small pension from the now
defunct Lewis Engineering,
where he worked for 36
years, and expected rental
income from a cell tower


on his property, he makes
enough to survive and still
live in his own house.
"He's lucky so far his
medications haven't been
super expensive," Pierce
said. "A lot of other people
have it a lot worse."
The U.S. Census reports
an older person's likelihood
of living in a nursing home
sharply increases.with age.
It's about 1 percent of peo-
ple in their upper 60s, and
3 percent who are in their
upper 70s. It jumps to 20
percent for those in their
low 90s, more than 30 per-
cent for the upper 90s and
nearly 40 percent for cen-
tenarians.
Paradigm Healthcare,
which has facilities in
Torrington, Prospect and
Waterbury, houses an
increasing number of peo-
ple who are 90 and older,
company spokesman Janet
Peckinpaugh said.
Consequently, Paradigm
is caring for more people
with multiple illnesses and


disabilities.
The big challenge for
health care facilities is bal-
ancing people's health care
needs with their desire
to live independently,
Peckinpaugh said.
She ,said each of
Paradigm's seven locations
will focus on a specific area
of need, such as advanced
wound care, peritoneal
dialysis or chronic Lyme
disease.
"With the population liv-
ing longer and baby boom-
ers beginning to enter
skilled nursing facilities in
the next 15 to 20 years,
we must be prepared for
their unique demands," she
wrote in an email. "As this
next population ages they
will ,;ait as long as possible
to leave their homes in the
community, give up their
independence and move
into a managed care facil-
ity."


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AP PhotolGreenwich Time
In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 photo, occupational therapist Amy Boos, right, assists aneurysm
patient, Kathy Riordan, with a robotic device in the office of neurologist Dr. Frederick Nahm,
rear, in Greenwich, Conn. The device, manufactured by Myomo, a neurorobotics company
based in Cambridge, Mass., harnesses patients' limited muscle movement to help them use
their arms.



Greenwich MD uses robot


to help stroke patients


By LISA CHAMOFF
Greenwich Time

GREENWICH, Conn.
- Since she suffered a
stroke in March, Kathy
Riordan's left arm has been
paralyzed.
During a recent visit
to Dr. Frederick Nahm,
a Greenwich neurologist,
Riordan felt a'jolt of sur-
prise when, with a small
movement of her biceps,
she was able to bring her
arm tip to her chest.
Riordan, 57, had been
fitted with a neuro-robotic
arm brace that uses sensors
to detect even the faintest
muscle signals. In people
with limited mobility, the
device picks up those sig-.
nals and allows the person
to move their arm further.
The device, called the
mPower 1000, was devel-
oped by a Cambridge,
Mass.-based company
called Myomo, which
stands for "my own move-
ment."
Nahm began, doing
research on the device'
after a patient mentioned
it and said he'd like to try
it. Nahm approached the
company and said he want-
ed to bring their invention
to Connecticut He is cur-
rently working with five
patients who are using the
brace.
'There is nothing like it
and it will be an explosive
area of growth within the
next decade," Nahm said.
"It's probably the most
exciting development right
now in rehab."


Riodan, vwho lives in New
Canaan, tested the brace at
Nahm's Lake Avenue office
recently, and later got a
new one to take home. She
said using the device felt
like someone was moving
her arm along with her.
"It feels more like an
aid," she said. "I think it's
cool."
'That. right there is
incredible," said Riordan's
husband, Bob, as she moved
her arm up and down. "She
was at one point told she
probably wouldn't walk
again. She's walking now.
The left arm is the last ves-
tige of the brain damage."
Riordan said she hopes
to recover enough move-
ment to eventually drive
again, play golf and cook
dinner.
The mPower 1000 is dif-
ferent than other devices
that use electrical stimula-
tion to move the muscles,
Nahm said. When a person
moves their own muscles,
it helps retrain the brain.
'This is actually having
her contract the muscles
and move her arm on her
own, which is better neuro-
logically," said Amy Boos,
an occupational therapist
who works as a clinical sup-
port specialist for Myomo.
People who have arm
paralysis or weakness after
a stroke or head injury, or
due to a neuromuscular
disease such as multiple
sclerosis, can benefit from
the device, Nahm said. The
current technology works
only with the biceps and
triceps. Myomo is develop-


ing a device that will work
with the full arm, including
the hand.
At $7,500, the mPower
1000 is pricey, but Nahm
said he is working with his
patients' insurance compa-
nies to cover it.
There are currently
about 250 patients using the
device in a clinical setting,
such as the Walter Reed
National Military Medical
Center and the Cleveland
Clinic, or at home, said
Gudoriis, who worked in
the robotics field before
joining Myomo. Gaylord
Hospital in Wallingford also
uses the device.
"What's terrific about
Myomo is the social value
and the impact it has on
people's lives," Gudonis
said. "For the first time,,
we're able to bring a really
unique patented technol-
ogy to the market"
Nahm recently founded
a company called Domus
Health and Wellness to
help people get cutting-
edge medical devices such
as the mPower 1000. The
program is the first of its
kind in the community,
Nahm said.
"You see the smile on
'their face, then you know.
it works," Nahm said. "It's
Technology in action."
Nahm will be screening
patients who may benefit
from the device on Jan. 23.
Those who are interested
can call his office at 203-
661-9383 to schedule an
appointment.


AMY WORDEN
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA Two
years ago, Charles Smith's
beloved Great Dane, Buzz,
came down with what his
veterinarian thought was
bloat, a digestive-tract dis-
order considered the sec-
ond-leading canine killer
after cancer.
Turned out it was a just
a scare that time. But it
made Smith uneasy.
Concerned that his 150-
pound dog was also at risk
for other maladies preva-
lent among dogs of Buzz's
size, Smith hit the Internet
in search of pet insurance
and signed up for a plan.
A month later, Buzz suf-
fered a gastric attack that
required emergency sur-
gery to remove his spleen.
Cost: -roughly $5,000.
Smith's share: about
$2,700.
"A big dog can mean big
things happen to them," he
said.
Smith, 36, a water-heater
salesman from Holmes,
Delaware County, said
insurance coverage made
the difference between
being able to pay out of
pocket and going into debt.
Virtually nonexistent
in the United States 15
years ago, pet insurance
has grown 20 percent a
year over the last decade.
Revenues totaling $550 mil-
lion in 2010 are estimated
to reach $880 million by
2014.
'The role of pets in
American families has
changed pretty dramati-.
cally," says Michael Currie
Schaffer, author of One
Nation Under Dog, which
chronicles the nation's $50
billion pet industry, where
veterinary expenses run
second only to food.
Pet insurance, say'
Schaffer and others; is a
natural extension of the
deepening bond between
humans and their four-
legged friends and the
corresponding explosion
in the pet .consumer cul-
ture: dog biscuits infused
with foie gras, doggy day
spas, jeweled collars, and
faux fur jackets under the
Christmas tree. "Our pets
live with us as members of
the family," says Schaffer.
"There's a sense that if
Aunt Mildred had cataract
surgery, can't I do the same


for my dog?"
Yet only about 1 percent
of American pet owners
insure their animals, com-
pared to 25 percent in the
United Kingdom, where
pet insurance has been
well-established for close
to four decades..
Advances in veterinary
medicine neurosurgery,
chemotherapy, even organ
transplants have saved
many animals. But the vet
bills for specialists and
complicated surgeries can
run well into the thousands
of dollars.
Surgery to replace a
Labrador retriever's bad
knees or a Persian cat's
faulty kidney medically
unthinkable only afewyears
ago can top $18,000.
"When I was growing up,
when your pet got sick, you
put them down," said Mike
Hemstreet, a software pro-
grammer who runs Pet
Insurance Review, a web-
site where consumers can
compare rates among nine
independent companies
offering pet insurance.
Navigating plan options
can be tricky; coverage
plans offer a wide range of
variables.
No policies cover pre-
existing conditions. Many
plans don't cover genetic
conditions. Others exclude
older dogs and cats, or large
breeds of dogs, or breeds
with a history of health
conditions. Most have caps
on the costs of treatment
per year. All have deduct-
ibles. Premiums can vary
depending on zip code.
At Philadelphia-based
Petplan, rates average
about $18 per month (or
$216 year) for a cat and
about $33 a month (or $396
a year) for a dog.
Smith chose Indiana-
based PetFirst because it
would accept his six-year-
old Great Dane when the
life expectancy of such
large breeds is less than
10 years.
In addition to his $51
monthly premium, Smith
pays a $50 deductible.'
PetFirst pays 90 percent of
the bill for almost every-
thing else: treatment, tests,
prescription drugs, and
routine vet exams.
But, as in most plans,
there also is a per-incident
cap of $2,500 and an annual
cap of $12,000. And clients
must pay the full cost out of
pocket and are then reim-


bursed by the company.
"Pet insurance is for peo-
ple who would do anything
for their animals and don't
have thousands to pay for
it," says Hemstreet.
How about downsizing
one's apartment to pay vet
bills?
That's what Chris and
NatashaAshton did to cover
the $5,000 cost of treating
their cat in 2001 when the
couple was attending the
Wharton School and their
year-old cat, Bodey, was
stricken with a mysterious
kidney ailment.
'They ran every tese
there was and thought
she might need a kidney
transplant," said Natasha
Ashton. "In retrospect, she
.was constipated."
The ordeal gave the
Ashtons an idea for their
graduate school project.
Today the couple own'
Petplan, one of the nation's
largest and fastest-growing
pet insurance companies.,
They were able to offer
greater coverage such
as coverage for hereditary!
conditions than other
plans because of the rich
trove of actuarial informa-
tion provided by their sis-
ter company, Petplan UK,
which was founded 35
years ago.
"It didn't make any
sense to us that Americans
spent more per capital on
their pets but so few had"
insurance," said Natash4
Ashton.
A 2010 study by
Consumer Reports found
that pet insurance may not
be worth the cost for many
pet owners. They might be
better off just setting aside
an emergency fund for
unexpected expenses.
Still, insurance may offer
peace of mind, industry
officials say. One in three
dogs gets sick or injured
each year, according to
Petplan. And for some pets
with chronic conditions, in
the long run insurance can
save money.
Last fall, Petplan joined
with Capital Blue Cross
in central Pennsylvania to
offer pet insurance to its
human clients in what may
be the first such partner-
ship.
Blue Cross officials said
they were persuaded by
the statistics $12 billion
spent on veterinary care
last year.


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