The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Creation Date: February 15, 2012
Publication Date: 1967-
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Home-schoolers seeking charter

Most students would be from
the same south county church
community, say organizers.

A large community of home-schooling
families could soon have a charter school
option in southern Columbia County.
School officials expect to enroll about 250
students, mostly children of Mountaintop

Ministries Worldwide members.
The Columbia County School Board
approved the initial application for Belmont
Academy charter school Tuesday night at
Fort White Elementary.
If a final contract is negotiated with the
school district, the. school would open for
the 2013-14 school year with about 266
students in kindergarten through eighth
The school will be located on 48 acres
at Peace Road and County Road 240, near
the Mountaintop Ministiries worship cen-
ter. Mountaintop Ministries was formerly

known as Meade Ministries and End Time
Ministries. The group's founder, Charles
Meade, died in 2010.
The school will not have religious
instruction, said Michael Cady, Belmont
Academy principal.
As required by law, a charter school
cannot be limited to or associated with a
particular religious denomination in its
programs, admission policies, employ-
ment practices and operations.
'This is a very exciting moment for us.
Ifts really a new chapter for us," said Cady
after the meeting.:

The school has been in the works for
several years, he said. The school will pro-
vide previously home-schooled children
with more structure, a greater sense of
community, and hands on instruction, he
Although there are variables among
home schools, Belmont will offer more
structure for many children, said Mark
Magstadt, vice principal of the school.
"We are going to help those children in
every way we can," he said.
CHARTER continued on 3A





David Still will
leave his post at
SRWMD May 1.

gjackson@lakecityreporter. com
David Still, executive direc-
tor of the Suwannee River
Water Management District,
tendered his resignation to the
district's board of directors at
The resigna-
tion is effec-
tive May 1.
who has
been with
the water Still
district 18
years in a variety of manage-
ment positions, has been the
water district's director since
February 2008, said Melanie
Roberts, director of mission
Roberts said Still's resig-
nation caught everyone by
surprise. She said Still did
not give a reason whenhe
announced his resignation.
"I think he just decided it
was best for the district to
move on," she said.
Roberts said she is uncer-
tain how the process will
work to name a replacement
because of all the changes
within the district that have
been imposed by state leg-
islators the past few years.
She said the district's gov-
erning board and the state
Department of Environmental
SRWMD continued on 3A


GODuun JACuSoun.ILiC uiey iepou[er
A house on Irma Avenue damaged nearly five months ago in a shootout, remains in a shambles. The insurance company for the property owner is balking at
paying for damages because adjusters claim the damage was caused by the owner's husband, Jesse Ralph Custer, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot
wound after barricading himself in the house and wounding three Lake City Police officers. Damages were caused during the shootout.

Shootout site a nuisance to neighbors,

but owner can't afford to tear it down.


J ohn Gay likes to open
the windows of his Irma,
Avenue home during
winter and fall when the
weather cools down.
But they haven't been
opened since a Sept. .23 shoot-
out at his next door neighbor's
house that left three Lake City

Police officers wounded and the
gunman dead from a self-inflict-
ed wound.
It's not bad memories of that
tragic day that have compelled
him to keep the bedroom blinds
closed at the north side of his
house, however.
Gay's view next door includes
piles of rubble, broken windows,
holes in exterior walls and dete-.
riorating tarps covering knocked

out walls. He has complained to
Lake City code enforcement offi-
cials, and considering it's been
nearly five months, he believes
he has been more than patient.
Now, he's concerned what his
neighborhood's eyesore will do
to property values. .,
An even bigger concern is
personal safety and he's not
talking about the feral cats and
homeless people he says go in

the home from time to time.
"It's a health hazard," he
said. "We can't ever open the
windows because we're not sure
what will blow in." '
Natalie Custer, the widow
of the gunman who took his
life in the home, declined an
interview request with the Lake
City Reporter. Her lawyer, Lisa
HOME continued on 3A

Jodi Witt (from left),
Jim Moses, Jason
Kimbrell and Stephen
Witt show off the
Battle of Olustee
Festival and Re-
enactment poster
during a sponsors'
reception Tuesday.
See story, Page 3A.

Meth lab

found near

daycare, say


Two Lake City men, were
arrested late Monday afternoon
when the Columbia County
Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force
served a search warrant and
seized materials used to pro-
duce methamphetamine in a
hoe next to a daycare center.
Adam Lee Dicks, 30, 247
NE Old Jacksonville Loop was
METH continued on 3A
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Deputy who arrested Gibson settles

LOS ANGELES The deputy who
arrested Mel Gibson for drunken
driving and later claimed he suffered
religious discrimination at work
settled his lawsuit Tuesday against
the Sheriff's Department
Attorneys for James Mee said a
$50,000 settlement was reached and
must be approved by a county claims
board. A trial scheduled to begin this
week was canceled.
Mee, who is Jewish, claimed his
superiors discriminated against
him after arresting Gibson in 2006.
Gibson had appeared in a public ser-
vice announcement while building
close relations with the department
"Deputy Mee did
not file his lawsuit I
for money, but he
filed his lawsuit for
the principle of what
happened to him and
he strongly believed
in his case," his attor-
ney Etan Lorant said.
Sheriff Lee Baca's
spokesman Steve Gibson
Whitmore said -
the department acknowledged no
wrongdoing in the settlement.
'The sheriff has no issues with the
settlement," Whitmore said. "It was-,
purely a business decision."
Mee pulled over Gibson in Malibu
in 2006 and claims his supervisors
Forced him to remove anti-Semitic
comments made bythe actor at the
time from a report Mee claimed he
later received negative performance
reviews and was denied promotion
The county denied any wrongdo-
ing throughout the case. -
"Deputy Mee loved and still loves
being a sheriffs deputy," said Yael
Trock, another attorney represent-
ing the deputy. "All he wants to do
is to put his employment dispute

behind him and go back to his work
protecting the public."

New Jersey flags ordered
at half-staff for Houston
TRENTON, N.J. New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie says he will order flags
flown at half-staff at state government
buildings Saturday in memory of
Whitney Houston.
The governor says Houston was
a "cultural icon" who
belongs in the same
category in New
Jersey music his-
tory as Frank Sinatra,
Count Basie and
Bruce Springsteen.
He says her accom-
plishments were "a
great source of pride Houston
- for the people of the
Her funeral will be held the same
day in her birthplace of Newark.

Ray Charles Foundatiod
wants $3 million gift back
ATLANTA The Ray Charles
, Foundation is demanding the return
of a $3 million gift given to Albany
State University a decade ago
because the organization says.the.
College has yet to use the money to
'build a performing arts center in the
late artist's name.
In 2001, Charles gave the south
Georgia school $1 million and donat-
ed another $2 million a year later
after receiving an honorary doctor-
ate from the college. The native of
Albany, Ga., died in 2004 at age 73.
The money was given solely for
the construction of the performing
arts center, yet it only exists "on the
drawing board and in an unapproved
downsized plan," the foundation said

in a statement
Charles was specific on how the
money was to be spent, said founda-
tion president Valerie Ervin.
"It is incomprehensible that Albany
State University failed to use the
money in the manner Mr. Charles
wanted. Mr. Charles would find ASU's
behavior unacceptable," she said.
Albany State University spokes-
man Demetrius Love said the gift was
never restricted and that the school
continues to pursue additional fund-
ing for the building, which is expect-
ed to cost at least $23 million.
The 2001 donation still is in a bank
and the $2 million gift was given
to 125 students chosen to be Ray
Charles Presidential Scholars, accord-
ing to the university. Officials said
the donation was the largest gift the
university has ever received.

Rogers sues Capitol
Records over back royalties
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Kenny
Rogers is suing Capitol Records,
claiming the company has not prop-
erly paid him for digital downloads,
ringtones and other uses of his songs.
Rogers in their lawsuit filed Monday,
in federal court in Nashville is seek- '
ing a declarationthat under his
contract, he is owed 50 percentof
net royalties for the licensing of'his
master recordings ,to third-parties.
likeiTunes and Verizon Wireless.
Rogers' hits include "The Gambler"
and "Lady.":
:'The actions of Capitol Records
was part o ani ongoing and delib-
erate attempt by record labels to,
deprive 'artists,like Kenny Rogers,
in California, ancfd elsewhere of their'
rightful royalties for music down-
loads, ringtories, and mastertones,"
according to the lawsuit :

Celebrity Birthdays

Former Illinois
Congressman John
Anderson is 90.
Former Defense and
Energy Secretary James
Schlesinger is 83.
Actress Claire Bloom
is 81.
Songwriter Brian
Holland is 71.
M Actress Jane Seymour

is 61.
Singer Melissa
Manchester is 61.
"Simpsons" creator
Matt Groening is 58.
Model Janice Dickinson
is 57.
Reggae singer All
Campbell (UB40) is 53.
Football Hall of Famer
Darrell Green is 52.

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FAMU trustee steps
down, cites demands
Florida A&M University
is disclosing that the vice-
chair of its board of trust-
ees has resigned.
A university spokeswom-
an confirmed on Tuesday
that Richard Dent quit
the board last Friday. The
resignation was effective
immediately. He has been
a trustee for more than
five years.
Dent explained in an
email to the school that his
new role as president of
the Astor & Black custom
men's clothing house is
now taking most of his
Dent did not return a
message left with an assis-
. tant.
He is a graduate of the
state's historically black
university and a former
executive with Limited
The school has been
dealing with a hazing
scandal in its Marching
100 band that included
the death of drum major
. Robert Champion.

Conservation panel
accused of violation
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission is accused
in a lawsuit of violating
the state's open-meetings
"Sunshine Act."
Two environmental
groups sued Tuesday
in state Circuit Court in
Their lawsuit alleges a
technical advisory com-
mittee held closed-door
meetings to draft a plan
for cutting off public
boating access to part
of Fisheating Creek in
Glades County.
The Save Our
Creeks group and
the Environmental
Confederation of
Southwest Florida say the

plan also would do envi-
ronmental damage.
They claim it calls for
building roads through
wetlands and dumping 50
million pounds of sand
into the creek to block
public navigation.

Charter school
funding dies at panel
proposal to give charter
schools a guaranteed
share of public school tax
dollars for maintenance,
rent and other capital out-
lay has died in a House
appropriations subcommit-
The panel Tuesday
refused to add it to a bill
(HB 903) setting new
accountability criteria
for charter schools. The
amendment failed on a tie
vote but the underlying bill
was approved.
Rep. Janet Adkins,
a Fernandina Beach
Republican who sponsored
both, said she'd try again
in the bill's next commit-
Opponents noted Adkins
couldn't say how much
the funding proposal
would cost school districts
and objected to taking a
piecemeal approach to the
A Senate bill (SB 1852)
has a similar provision. It
awaits action in committee
there. Charters are public
schools run by third par-
ties including for-profit

Senate approves
Right to Speak bill
Florida Senate has unani-
mously approved a bill
that gives citizens a right
to speak at meetings of
local government and
state executive branch
Senators approved the
bill (SB 206) on Tuesday
by a vote of 40-0.
Republican Sen. Joe

Negron of Stuart filed
the bill in response to
appellate court rulings.
The courts ruled that
Florida's open-govern-
ment "sunshine law"
requires officials to meet
in public but does not
give people a right to be
heard on issues at those
The bill allows offi-
cials to set reasonable
time limits on speakers.
Government bodies also
can limit comment to
representatives of large
groups at meetings.
The measure must still
clear the House before ,
Gov. Rick Scott can sign it
into law.

GOP adds anti-union
rider to tax break bill
Majority Republicans have
added an anti-union provi-
sion to a bill giving Florida
businesses tax breaks
totaling $121.1 million a
They actually added
the provision multiple
times during House floor
debate Tuesday to quash
Democratic amendments
to ihe measure (HB 7087).
The tit-fdr-tat was a
prelude to a final Vote set
Most of the Democratic
proposals would have let
businesses benefit from
an increased exemption to
Florida's corporate income
tax only if they met certain
Those included pro-
viding employee health
insurance for same-sex
partners, proving they
don't discriminate against
veterans and using a fed-
eral database to screen out
illegal immigrants when
In each case,
Republicans substituted a
provision allowing compa-
nies to get the tax break
only if they have no union


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"A new command I give you:
Love one another. As I have
loved you, so you must love one
another. By this everyone will
know that you are my disciples,
if you love one another."

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CHARTER: School would serve many in same south county community
Continued From Page 1A

Charter schools are public schools that
operate under a contract that frees them
from many regulations created for tra-
ditional schools, while holding the char-
ter school accountable for academic and
financial results. Charter schools are open
to all students residing within the district,
but the schools are allowed to establish

Schlitzkus, said Custer wants to clean
up the property but she doesn't have the
money, and the insurance company is
balking at paying for damages.
Schlitzkus said her client didn't want to
talk to media because "some people in the
community were making her feel uncom-
She said the insurer is arguing that the
damages were inflicted by Custer's hus-
band, Jesse Ralph Custer, and they may
not cover them.
Schlitzkus is arguing her client is "an
innocent," who could not control an act of
violence by her estranged husband, who
had a restraining order banning him from
coming within 500 feet of his wife's home.
She said Custer changed the locks in her
house the day before he broke in and bar-
ricaded himself inside.
"Something's got to happen," Schlitzkus
said. "Right now, she has no resources to
fix it"
As for the insurance company,
Schlitzkus said it's very possible the bank
will have to foreclose on the property
because the insurance company is ada-
mant about their position.
"The folks I've dealt with haven't been ,
very nice," she said.. "They certainly have
been lacking in courtesy."
Schlitzkus said Custer is currently
staying in Tallahassee, where she has vol-
unteered to speak publicly about spouse
abuse on behalf of the Florida Coalition
Against Domestic Violence. Custer is still
looking for a job in the area.
"I was looking for some hopeful
things," Schlitzkus said. "It's not looking
good. She is a victim."
Officials at the code enforcement

Protection will likely decide who will
replace Still.
Roberts said ifs possible a replacement
can be found before Still leaves, but she's
not certain.
"I would imagine it will be pushing it
pretty tight," she said. "I would imagine

eligibility standards.
Belmont intends to target children of
the roughly 300 families who live in close
proximity to the proposed school.
"Many of the families in this particular
geographic location have home-schooled
their children, and have decided this mode
of education is no longer preferable,"

department in Lake City have issued a
notice of violation to Custer. The com-
plaint lists violations for unsanitary condi-
tions, trash scattered on the property, a
motor vehicle with an expired tag, glazing
missing from several windows, unmain-
tained exterior doors, dilapidated or bro-
ken exterior structural members, holes in
exterior walls, and a leaking roof.
Sandra Caslow, a code inspector, said
a hearing date will be set after an interior
inspection of the house with Custer in
coming weeks.
'This will help determine what needs to
be done," Caslow said. "These violations
were cited standing from the right of way.
It was not a complete inspection."
One-reason for the delay is it took lon-
ger than expected to deliver the complaint
to Custer via registered mail, Caslow said.
For Gay, however, the long wait is
"more than frustrating."
He wants the city to'tear the house
down and bill somebody after the legal
disputes surrounding the property are
resolved. According to the Columbia
County Property Appraiser's office,
Custer's house was valued at $50,963
before the standoff. Schlitzkus said the
damages may be greater than the house's
Gay said the city's responsibility is to
resolve the problem in a timely manner.
And after nearly five months, the time is
"It's time to move this problem to the
forefront and rid this neighborhood and
Lake City from more than just one eye-
sore," he said. "Our concern is basically
health and safety."

they can get it done in time."
If not, Roberts said an assistant director
could fill in until a replacement for Still is
"We were told today it's business as
usual until May 1," Roberts said. "It is a
great loss for this district and area."

according to the school's application.
Charter schools are funded in the same
way as other public schools in the school
district. Charter schools receive operating
money from the Florida Education Finance
Program (FEFP) based on the number of
students enrolled, according to the Florida
Department of Education website.
For the 2013-14 school year, Belmont
Academy budgets $1,506,841 from FEFP,
according to the school's application. The
school also expects $350,000 in private
contributions to cover additional school
"Additional funding will be sought and
acquired from other private sources friend-
ly to the concept of the Belmont Academy
Charter School. These additional funding
resources in and outside our commu-
nity will assist to fund the start-up costs as
well as ongoing annual operational costs,"
according to the application.
The school's anticipated income of
$1,786,031 will exceed the $1,756,356 in
anticipated expenses for the year, accord-
ing to the application.
Beln~ont would not provide transporta-
tion or meals. Charter school teachers


The 34th Annual Olustee Battle Festival is
just days away and Tuesday evening festival
organizers, the Blue-Grey Army, thanked
local sponsors, volunteers and the com-
munity for its help with the annual festival
during a sponsorship reception.
The annual reception was held at First
Federal Bank of Florida and lasted just over
an hour. First Federal Bank of Florida and
Lifeguard Ambulance Service are title spon-
sors for this year's festival.
"First Federal is very pleased to be a
sponsor of this event," said Jim Moses, who
addressed the audience on behalf of First
Federal Bank of Florida. 'We've been a spon-
sor for 15 years. We think it's a great event
and we're proud to be a part of it,"
"On behalf of John and Deborah Roche,
the owners of Lifeguard Ambulance Service,
we want to thank Columbia County for
allowing us to be a part of this world
renown re-enactment," said Jason Kimbrell,.
Lifeguard Ambulance Service regional direc-
tor of operations. 'We've certainly found this
to be a very rewarding investment into the
Stephen Witt, Blue-Grey Army
Commanding General, encouraged resi-
dents to attend the annual festival during the

are required by the state to be certi-
fied. Students are required to take the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
and meet Next Generation Sunshine State
Cady said the school's mission is to pre-
pare children for their career path with
visionary leadership, qualified teachers and
dedicated parents. "It's only successful if
each corimponent does their work," he said.
A safe environment will also be a big
component of the school, he said.
Cady said parents of prospective stu-
dents know each other very well and
already plan on sending their children to
the school.
Currently the school's governing board
members include Charlie Sparks, John
Linton, Russ Rocco, Gabriel Curry and
Abram Huber.
The application included more than 30
letters from parents and grandparents in
support of the school. Many touted the
benefits of social interaction and the struc-
tured environment of a school over home
"We expect a lot of. positive response
from the community," Cady said.

"We look for everybody to come down-
town and enjoy all the festivities the histo-
ry, the food, the arts and crafts," he said. "It'fs
just a great event for the young and old."
Faye Bowling Warren, Blue-Grey Army
executive director, said the sponsorship recep-
tion is an invite-only reception where sponsors
get recognized for their contributions to the
annual battle festival.
"I think we have to show appreciation for
their support," Warren said. "I think the spon-
sors appreciate that we are doing this for them
every year."

Meet Abe Lincoln

Tad. Allen, who has been portraying.
Abraham Lincoln since 1974, has become a
regular living historian at the Olustee Battle
Festival and he will take part in two presen-
tations where he portrays the 16th president
talking to people in today's society.
The first performance will tike place 6:30
p.m. this evening at First United Methodist
Church, 973 S. Marion Ave.
/ The second performance will take
place from 10 a.m. noon Thursday at the
Downtown Arts Center, 537 N. Marion Ave.,
where people are invited to speak to the
Lincoln impersonator as part of "Coffee with
the President"

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amphetamine with intent to
deliver within 1,000 feet of
a school or daycare cen-
ter, manu-
facture of
i phetamine
and pos-
session of
drug para-
Ritch He was
Into the
-. County
Center on
Dicks bond.
Ritch, 40, 231 SE Gator
Lane, was charged with pos-
session of narcotics without
a prescription and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the
Columbia County Detention
Facility on $6,000 bond.
"This was a short term
but thorough investiga-
tion," said Sgt Ed Seifert,
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office public information
officer. "The Task Force
obtained evidence that led
to a search warrant being
According to Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
reports, detectives served
a search warrant at 247 NE
Old Jacksonville Loop and
found ingredients and par-
aphernalia consistent with
the manufacture of meth-
amphetamine. The house
is in central Columbia
County, just east of city
"Though the meth lab
was not actively making
methamphetamine at the
moment the detectives

arrived, enough materi-
als were present to easily
restart production," Seifert
said. "The home is located
directly next door to a day-
care center."
Seifert said various
chemicals and parapherna-
lia used in the clandestine
manufacture of metham-
phetamine were found in
the residence.
Dicks and Ritch were
arrested without incident
and booked into the jail.
"Additional arrests are
possible as the investigation
moves forward," Seifert
said. "Claiidestine meth-
amphetamine laboratories.

themselves are dangerous
enterprises. The chemicals
are toxic and the process
to manufacture the meth is
an explosion hazard. The
fact that a day care center
was next door to the home
is even more concerning.
We arei very pleased that
our Task Force detectives
were able to identify this
lab and shut this operation
down so swiftly. The Multi-
Jurisdictional Task Force
and all of the Columbia
County Sheriff's Office
deputies are tenacious in
the identification of these
labs as recent cases have

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For Information call Bob Ganzak at (229) 506-1387
. or email at bob.ganzak@dalecarnegie.com

Columbia County's Most Wanted


Ricky Dale
DOB: 11/7/83
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 Ibs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Wanted For: FTA VOP Hearing
Felony Petit Theft

Danionio Ervin
DOB: 12/29/81
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Wanted For: VOP Fleeing and
S" 'Eluding
OF 2/13/2012

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012





the Navy

Ray Mabus is
back again using
a U.S. Navy war-
ship as a vessel
of political pandering. At a
hurriedly convened Pentagon
ceremony Friday, Mr. Mabus
announced that the next lit-
toral combat ship, LCS-10,
would be named for former
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,
Arizona Democrat. Mrs.
Giffords recently resigned
her congressional seat to
focus on recovering from
wounds she received in a
tragic January 2011 shooting.
There are many appropriate
ways to honor Mrs. Giffords,
but this is not one of them.
It's obvious that generat-
ing election-year headlines
is the primary motivator
here. Mrs. Giffords was not a
noted sponsor or co-sponsor
of any major legislation relat-
ed to the LCS in particular
or the sea services generally.
The Navy Department said
she was known for "advocat-
ing for renewable energy and
championing border secu-
rity," which are not exactly
core Navy missions.
This is the latest in a
series of the Obama adminis-
tration's questionable, politi-
cally motivated Navy ship
namings. In the past three
years, vessels have been
named for civil rights activ-
ist Medgar Evers, radical
migrant labor leader Cesar
Chavez and disgraced for-
mer Democratic Rep. John
P. Murtha. This series of
abuses prompted Sen. Roy
-Blunt, Missouri Republican,
to amend the 2012 National
Defense Authorization Act
to "require a report on the
policies and practices ... for
naming.the vessels of the
Navy." Naming a ship after
Mrs. Giffords may have been
a response to this amend-
ment, which only under-
scores what a cynical game it
has become.
When making decisions
like this, the administration
ought to tack toward naval
tradition and leave politics
on the shore.
* Washington Times

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t's interesting, isn't it,
what interests us? Of all
the people I've written
about, no one has sparked
the curiosity of readers as
much as my brother Joe.
I've written about him count-
less times, and still, I'm always
surprised when readers ask
about him, as if inquiring after
a favorite cousin.
"How's your brother?" they
ask. "How is Joe?"
"Still blind," I say, "and still
But occasionally someone:
wants more. Take for example
a reader in Alabama, who wrote
recently with some questions
that I asked Joe to answer:
1. When blind people dream,
do they see shapes and colors?
First, Joe says, it's impor-
tant to remember that blind
people are like everybody else
- no two experiences are quite
the same. He can't speak for
everyone who is blind. But in
his experience, he says, having


To the Editor:
This letter is in response to a
recent article in your newspaper.
Some people are apparently
content and very proud of the
current level of unemployment
What they may not know is
that this country, in the last few
months, has lost thousands of
jobs to China when General
Electric moved their business
there. The candy company,
Hershey, has moved their com-
pany to Mexico, again costing
thousands of jobs. In addition,
construction workers from China
are now building bridges and
roads in this country, again cost-
ing thousands of jobs. It appears
to many that the president of this
country is too busy taking vaca-
tions, golfing, etc., to apparently
care. I wonder if he could answer
any questions on these job losses
unless he had a teleprompter
with him.
The president and congress
have also raised the debt ceiling
of this country by several trillions
of dollars in the past three and
one half years, of which all our
great-grandchildren and will be
paying off in taxes unless they are
being supported by the taxpay-
ers. I worked for over 44 years
and am still paying taxes from my
retirement income each month.
I have earned my entitlement
Unfortunately, some people feel
the government "owes" them
a living without having to work
for it Study, work hard, earn a
decent salary, pay taxes, then you

been blind since birth, he has
no memory of colors or images.
Awake or asleep, he sees only
dark and light and shadows.
But it; never stops him from
*2. Can you tell by touch-
ing someone's face if they are
attractive or not?
I Beauty, Joe says, is in the
eye of the beholder. To him, his
wife was beautiful. And he adds
that I'm not bad-looking, either.
3. How do you know what
denomination a bill is?
You have to ask, Joe says,
and you have to trust people to
be honest. To identify bills, he

have done your fair share and
earned your financial reward,
whatever it may be. In my opinion
this country needs a flat tax so
EVERYONE is paying their fair
share; this is the only fair way to
give the country the income it
needs to stay in business.
The writer of this article talked
about the black president In my
opinion he is not black but there
are those that believe he is. There
is nothing wrong with their belief
on this matter if that is what they
believe. However, the presidents
father was a Muslim and his
mother a white atheist How do
you get black out of that? Ihave
been in the Middle East and the
president in my opinion, is the
color of that barren land, though
color ought not be at issue.
In my opinion the "indignities"
mentioned in the article that the
president has suffered he has
brought upon himself Look at
the latest unemployment figures.
They have gone up since he has
been president In addition, if
someone who is unemployed at
present is not looking for a job,
they are not counted in the unem-
ployment percentage. Someone
is either working or they are not
so this unemployment figure, in
my opinion, is skewed. But why
should any of the unemployed
look for a job when we taxpayers
are footing the bill each month for
their source of income? This has
been going on for years at taxpay-
ers expense.
It has been reported that
hundreds of people who were

leaves the ones flat and folds
the others: Fives once, tens
twice and twenties lengthwise.
4. How do you know if you've
been given correct change?
"I figure it up in my head so I
know what I'm due and I ask to
have it counted out to me."
5. Blind people seem to rely
on their fingertips to "see" with.
What happens if your fingers
get cold or calloused?
"Well," Joe says, "I try not to
let mine get cold or calloused."
6. Is there anything else you
can tell us about being blind?
"Yes," Joe says. "You have
to feel your way around with
your hands or a cane. If you get
lost, you have to ask for direc-
tions. But it's not so different
from anybody else. If you keep
trying, you'll get where you're

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

deceased at the time of the last
election for a president of this
country voted for the current
president I wonder if the person
who wrote this article sees noth-
ing wrong with this.
The writer of this article also
mentioned respect In my opin-
ion respect is something some-
one earns and not given due to
The following was a part of
the article I am responding to
and I quote "(remember, many
blacks and others were lynched,
beaten, many died in attaining
the rights to vote). Hoping to
deny President Obama's second
term as president" NONE of
these things happened before
the last presidential election, as
the writer may be suggesting in
the article. I know of no one who
would subscribe to this action,
Should the writer ever decide
he wants to do something con-
structive to help the nation and
all taxpayers in this country then
I have a suggestion for him. He
could launch a massive educa-
tional campaign to fight the fact
that in our country four out of
five black children are born out
of wedlock.
Yes, this country has seen a
lot of "change" going on almost
four years. Again, in my opinion,
another four years of what we
have been subjected to will prob-
ably end this once great country.
Charles A. Morgan
Lake City





on the


M"ary Poppins,
call your office.
That spoonful
of sugar might
make the medi-
cine go down, but it also makes
the weight go up and should be
kept away from kids or so say
sugar nannies sprinkled across
the country. While some simply
frown upon consumption of
the sweet stuff, the more ,ambi-
tious want it outlawed entirely.
Americans ought to tell these
busybodies to keep their sticky
fingers off our fridges before
the land of the free dissolves
into the land of the sugar-free..
Governing bodies from coast
to coast have mounted cam-
paigns to convince the public
that sugar is dangerous and,
in sufficient quantities, even
poisonous. New York City's
Department of Health has fund-
ed a 30-second TV commercial
called "Don't drink yourself fat,"
featuring a man gulping gobs
of fat from a soda can. The Los
Angeles County Department of
Public Health features a short
video on its website showing a
soda pouring into a glass, with
the liquid morphing into sugar
packets. The accompanying
text reads, "You wouldn't eat
22 packs of sugar. Why are you
drinking them?"
Sugar-caused obesity is
developing into a full-fledged
health scare. The substance
takes many forms, but most
reviled are table sugar and corn
syrup,, the kind most often used
to sweeten soft drinks. Often
forgotten amid the anti-sugar
surge is that it's essential for
life. The human body breaks
down all forms of sugar into
glucose, which serves as the
primary fuel for cells.
In California, activist scien-
tists are proposing that sugar
be treated as a controlled sub-
stance like alcohol and tobacco.
They insist on banning the sale
of sugary drinks to consum-
erg under age 17. "We are in
the midst of the biggest public
health crisis in the history of
the world," says Dr. Robert
Lustig, a researcher at the
University of California at San
Francisco. "And nobody even
gets it. Nobody understands
how important this is because
they don't consider it 'public
health.' They consider it 'per-
sonal responsibility.'"
To be sure, when 30 percent
of the adult population is obese,
there's genuine cause for con-
cern. But there's no provision
in the Constitution for lawmak-
ers to reclassify an ingredient
essential for life as an illegal
substance. Individuals consider
their choice of foods a matter
of "personal responsibility"
because it is.
Fed up with anti-sugar over-
reach, Rep. Scott DesJarlais, :
Tennessee Republican,
last month introduced the
Protecting Foods and Beverages
From Government Attack Act,
which would prohibit the use
of federal money for "scare
campaigns" targeting products
legally sold under federal law.
Dr. DesJarlais, a physician, says
$230 million in stimulus funds
were misused to pay for ads .;
attacking soft drink companies.
If Mary Poppins represents
an old-fashioned approach to
sweeteners, the sugar nan-
nies symbolize today's equally
unpalatable position. Americans
should seek the sweet spot
of moderation in their food
choices that enhances a healthy
lifestyle without sacrificing
their constitutionally protected -

refrigerator freedom.
* Washington Times


My brother, a hero

like no other

Sharon Randall


Many inaccuracies

in previous letter




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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. 16

Money Matters
Want to manage your
money better? The UF/
IFAS Columbia County
Extension Office is offer-
ing a series of four classes
on finances. Classes
include money manage-
ment, credit, FISCO Score
and investment on Feb.
16th, 23rd and March 1st
and 8th from 5:30-6:30 at
the Extension office, 164
SW Mary Ethel Lane,
at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds. Cost is $2 per
class or $5 for the series.
Spaces are limited and reg-
istration date is by Feb. 10.
Please call Jenny Jump at
(386) 752-5384 to register
or for more info.
Retired educators meeting
The Columbia County
Retired Educators will
meet Thursday, Feb. 16 at
1 p.m: in the school board
adult center, room 120. Any
retired person interested in
education may join us. For
information call 752-2431.
Feb. 17

Olustee commemoration
The Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park,
Florida's first state park,
will host the 36th Annual
Reenactment of the Battle
of Olustee on Feb. 17-19,
2012. Throughout the
weekend, more than 2,000
demonstrators will present
living history impressions
of military and civilian life
at the time of Florida's larg-
est Civil War battle.
The Battle of Olustee
was fought on Feb. 20,
1864. Full-scale artillery,
mounted cavalry and
three African American
regiments, took part in
the battle that ended
with 2,807 casualties and

a Confederate victory.
The 54th Massachusetts
was among the African
American troops that
fought at Olustee.
The living history week-
end features a Civil War-
era battle reenactment on
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., as
well as the reenactment
of the Battle of Olustee on
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Period
music concerts, lectures,
battlefield surgical prac-
tices and the lives of both
white and black civilians
during the war will be
portrayed by reenactors.
Military camps and drills
by infantry and artillery
are scheduled throughout
the weekend.
On Friday, Feb. 17,
educational programs
are planned for students.
School groups may call
(386) 397-7009 to regis- *
ter for the event. The fee
for Friday will be $2 per
person. Admission on
Saturday and Sunday will
be $7 for adults and $3 for
children, pre-school age
children are free. Food
concessions will be avail-
able. Pets are not allowed
at the Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park during
the reenactment.
The Olustee Battle
Civil War Reenactment is
sponsored by the Florida
Park Service, U.S.DA
Forest Service, Olustee
Battlefield Citizen Support
Organization and The Blte
Grey Army of Florida, Inc.
For more information,
visit www.floridastateparks.
org/olustee or http://bat-

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

Take Charge of Your
It's not too late to regis-
ter! Take Charge of Your
Diabetes workshop dates
have changed and are now
being offered from Feb
21 to April 17, Tuesday
nights from 5:30 to 7 pm.
Register deadline is Feb 17.
If you have been diagnosed
with type 2 diabetes, are
borderline diabetic, are at
least 21 years old, and are
interested in taking control
of your diabetes, please
call Jenny Jump at the
Columbia Extension office
at (386) 752-5384 or Cathy
Rogers at the Suwannee
County Extension office

at (386) 362-2771 by
February 2nd. The $75*
program fee includes
the educational classes,1
gram materials and health
Feb. 18

70's Party
70's Party, 4-8pm, Annie

Make A Wish volunteer .
Training to become a
wish-granting volunteer
for the Make A Wish
Foundation will be Saturday,
Feb 18 from 9:30 am. to
2:30 p.m. in Ganesville.
Wish granters work locally
in teams of two and work
directly with children to
ascertain and plan wishes,
and work creatively to seek
in-kind goods and ser-
vices to implement the wish.
Registration is required.
Contact (407) 6224673 dr
jgross@wishcentral:org for
more information.

Brian Mathue Adams
Brian Mathue Adams, 23, passed
away suddenly Saturday, Feb-
ruary 11, 2012 in Live Oak, Fl.
Brian was a
member of the
2006 graduat-
ing class of
Lafayette High
School, he en- ,, o
joyed hunting
and fishing. He
was employed
as a letter carrier for the United
States Postal Service, Live Oak,
Fl and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include his mother,
Barbara Scott, Tallahassee, Fl ;
father, Leland Adams of Bran-
ford, Fl; two brothers, Sidney
& Angela Adams of Branford,
Fl, Jefferson and Samantha
Adams of Branford, Fl; nieces
and nephews, Morgan, Serena,
Samuel, Sidney, Saje, Virginia;

Gospel sing
Watertown Congregation
Methodist Church will
feature Southern Joy in
concert Saturday, Feb 18 at
7 p.m. with refreshments.
Call 752-1329 for informa-
Tuskegee Airman speech
A Tuskegee Airman
mechanic will speak
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11
a.m. at Macedonia Seventh
Day Adventist Church, 515
Northeast Simms Drive in
Lake City. The free event
is a celebration of African-
American History Month
and is open to the public.
For information call (352)
Gospel concert
The Needhams, a nation-
ally recognized Southern
Gospel music family, will
be in concert Feb. 18 at
Community Presbyterian
Church, 830 Pinewood Way
SE, Live Oak, beginning at
7 p.m. Earlier, a spaghetti
supper with all the trim-
mings will be provided
at the church fellowship


paternal grandmother, Viola
Adams of Branford, Fl and com-
panion, Jessica Duda of Lake
City, Fl. Grave side services
will be conducted Thursday,
February 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
in Maypop Cemetery, Lafayette
County, Fl. Visitation will be
held Wednesday, February 15,
2012 at Daniels Funeral Home
in Branford from 6:00-8:00 pm.
INC., of Live Oak and Branford,
FL 'in charge of arrangements.

Leo Ross Tedder, Jr. *
Leo Ross Tedder, Jr. Born Janu-
ary 30, 1946. Died, February 13,
2012. Mr. Tedder lived in Rob-
ertsdale, Al. and was formerly of
Lake City, Fl. He is predeceased
by his parents, Leo Ross Ted-
der, Sr.: and Retha Cox Tedder.

hall beginning at 5 p.m. A
silent auction will begin
at 4 p.m., and will feature
a wide variety of exciting
products donated from
throughout the region.
Money raised by this event
will help finance the many
ongoing food and services
programs of Love, INC, a
Christian service organi-
zation serving Suwannee
County.Tickets for the
entire evening the auc-
tion, supper, and concert
to follow are only $10
and can be purchased in
advance at the Love, INC
office, 690 Fifth St. #5, Live,
Oak (phone: 386-330-2671);
at the New Life Bible
Book Store, 1102 Ohio'
Ave. South, Live Oak; or in
Columbia County by calling,
Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker
at 386-754-8524. Tickets
also will be available at the
door. Mark your calendars
and plan now to attend
this important evening of
music, food, and fun!
1947 CHS class reunion
The Columbia High

CALENDAR continued on 6A

Mr. Tedder graduated from
Columbia High School in
1964 and Valdosta State in
1972.. He is retired from
ARAMARK Food Services.
Mr. Tedder is survived by his wife
of 32 years, Betty Jean Tedder.
His daughter, Lisa Tedder Am-
paro Hampson (Bob). Son, Leo
Ross Tedder, III. Stepsons, Ran-
dy Northcutt and Ray Northcutt'
and stepdaughter, Wanda Oliver.
He is also survived by twin sis-
ter, Sandra Tedder Stanford.
Twelve grandchildren and six
great grandchildren also survive.
Mack Funeral Home, 22154
State Hwy 59, Robertsdale,
Alabama. 251-947-7781

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

Free Lunch &


Space is Limited! Call 386-292-8120 to RSVP!

Thursday, Feb. 23rd Noon

Lifestyle Enrichment Center

628 SE Allison Ct., Lake City, FL 32025




Capt. Ina Jackson promoted to major

Ina Jackson during her promotion ceremony to Major.

Captain Ina Jackson was pro-
moted to the rank of Major in the
United States Army effective Dec.
1, 2011. She celebrated her promo-
tion with a promotion ceremony at
the Officers Club in Fort Jackson,
South Carolina on December 3 with
her family, friends, and co-workers.
Family and friends traveled from vari-
ous destinations attend the ceremony
to celebrate a major milestone in her
military career.
Her family participated in the mili-
tary tradition of replacing the captain

rank with major rank. Maj. Jackson
recognized the other Majors in the
family, Maj. JoAnne Whisenhunt-
Army & MAJ Rosa Daniels Air
Force (retired). She also acknowl-
edged her uncle who was present
as well, NCO John Jackson-Amry
(retired). She thanked her aunts
and uncle for being trailblazers &
being the inspiration for her military
Major Jackson's military career
has taken her all over the world.
She has been stationed in South
Korea, Qatar, and deployed to

Afghanistan. Major Jackson has
received several awards and decora-
tions such as: Meritorious Service
Medal, Joint Service Commendation
Medals. She is currently stationed
at Fort Jackson, South Carolina as
a Contracting Officer at the Fort
Jackson Mission and Installation
Contract Office.
Major Jackson is grateful for the
support of her parents Zearahl and
Betty Jackson of Lake City and sis-
ter Jamia of Hopkins, Minnesota.
She said she looks forward to new
opportunities & endeavors.


Continued From Page 5A

School class of 1947 will
be celebrating their 65th
class reunion on Feb. 18.
All classmates are invited
to attend. For more
information contact whit
Spearman at (904) 744-
Feb. 19

Black Heritage Celebration
The Philadelphia Baptist
Church family invites you
to share in our annual
Black Heritage Celebration
on Sunday, February 19 at
11 a.m.Pleasefeel free to
wear your old-fashioned
Pastor's anniversary
Join the New Dayspring
MBC family as they cel-
ebrate the third anniver-
sary of Pastor Lantz G.
Mills Sr. on Sunday, Feb.
19 at'3 p.m. The speaker,
is Rev. Craig P. Riley, the
Pastor of Greater Mt.
Pleasant Baptist Church
in Tallahassee. The
church is located on West
Long Street.
Black History Program
New St. James Baptist
Church will celebrate
their annual Black History
program on Sunday, Feb.
19 at 11 a.m. The guest
speaker will be Rev. Ken
Harris of St. Augustine.
He is the son of the late
Doretha Farmers. Dinner
will be served. Contact
Mother Pauline Parnell at

Feb. 20
Teen Summit, 3 p.m.-
midnight, Florida Gateway

4-H Laying Hen Project
There will be a manda-
tory 4-H Laying Hen Project
orientation meeting for any
4-H member, ages 5 to 18,
who would like to raise
laying hens to show at the
Columbia County fair in
November. Youth do not
have to be currently enrolled
in 4-H but will need to join
($1 fee) prior to receiving
chicks. Participants will
learn how to care for a small
farm animal, prepare them
to show at the fair, earn
premium money at the fair,
and have fresh eggs in about
6 months. The cost for the
6 baby chicks (pullets) will
be $12.00. In order to par-
ticipate, youth must have
attended the Feb. 7 meeting
or attend Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
at the UF/IFAS Columbia
County Extension Office.
If you have any questions
please contact Derek Barber
or Dr. Cindy Higgins at the
UF/IFAS Columbia County
Extension Office at 386-758-
Relay for Life team party
There will be a Relay for
Life Team Party Monday,
Feb. 20, 6 p.m. at Quail
Heights Country Club in
Lake City.
Feb. 21

CARC membersh'o
The Annual Membership
Celebration for CARC-
Advocates for Citizens
with Disabilities, Inc. will
be Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist
Church, 973 S. Marion
Ave. Members and friends
are invited. Dinner will be

served. RSVP to 386-752-
1880 ext 103 or aleis@
lakecity-carc.com by Feb.
14. This celebration is
sponsored by Anderson
Columbia, Baya Pharmacy
and Columbia Bank.
Disabled sports league
G-ville Headhunters and
Sports Association Inc. will
have open registration for
a disabled sports league on
Feb. 21. It is open to all dis-
abled people to play sports
against other area teams.
There is no fee. For infor-
mation, time and location
call (352) 256-6490.
Art League meeting
The Art League of'
North Florida is holding
the monthly meeting on
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be held in
the Fellowship Hall of the
First Presbyterian Church.
The Public is invited, to
the meeting where light ,
refreshments will be served
before the brief business
meeting. The guest speaker
wvill be Jim Valentine, well
known portrait painter
from Bloomington, Illinois.
Additional information call
State selection
Boys and girls state
selection will be Feb. 21 at
6:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 57 on US41S.
Cookies and soda will be
Pastor's anniversary
The New Dayspring
Church, on West Long
Street, family invites you to
join them as they celebrate
the third anniversary of
Pastor Lantz G. Mills Sr.
Week night services will
begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 21 with Pastor I. L
Williams of Philadelphia
Baptist Church and Pastor
Dwight Pollock of Shiloh

Baptist Church. Wednesday
night service with Pastor
Dornell Sanders of Antioch
Baptist Church And Pastor
Gregory Pelham of Greater
New Hope Baptist Church.
Thursday night services
Pastor Alvin Greene of St.
Paul Baptist Church and
Pastor Patrick Howell of
Lily of the Valley Baptist
Revival services
Miracle Tabernacle
Church, 1190 Sister's
Welcome Rd., will have
"21 Days" Ablaze Revival
Services from Feb. 21
through March 13. Service
times are 7:30 p.m. nightly.
It will feature 21 consecutive
days of praise, worship and
deliverance. Various anoint-
ed men and women will min-
ister the word. This year's
theme is "For His Glory."
"The glory of this latter
house shall be greater than
of the former, saith the Lord
of host; and in this place will
give peace, saith the Lord
of host" (Haggai 2:9)
Zumba class
The Columbia County
Recreation Department is
offering Zumba classes on
Tuesday evenings at the
Richardson Community
Center, 255 NE Coach
Anders Lane, from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. The cost of the
class is $5 and the instruc-
tor is April Green.

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Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title,VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and the rules
and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
which provide that no person in the United States on
the basis of race, color, national origin; sex, religion,
age, or disability shall be excluded from participation
in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or
otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of
this organization's programs or activities.

nondiscrimination compliance efforts is the Executive,.
V.P./CEO. Anyindividual, or specific class of individuals,
who feels that this organization has subjected them to
discrimination may obtain further information about the
statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a
written complaint with this organization; or write USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,
D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202)720-5964 (voice or
TDD). "USDA is an equal opportunity provider and
employer." Complaints must be filed within 180 days
after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Section B

Travel basketball
tryouts continue
Lake City Recreation
Department's and
Richardson Community
Center/Annie Mattox
Park North, Inc.'s
tryouts for USSSA travel
basketball teams for
sixth-graders and
ninth-graders continue.
Ninth-grade tryouts are
5:30-7 p.m. today and
Friday at Richardson
Community Center.
Sixth-grade tryouts
are 6-7:30 p.m. today
at Richardson Middle
School and 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Richardson
Community Center.
Permission forms are
required for tryouts.
Cost is $60 for players
who make the team.
For details, call Mario
Coppock at 754-7096.
FFA tournament
on March 3
The Columbia
High FFA Open Bass
Tournament is March 3
from safe light to 3 p.m.
out of Clay Landing.
Entry fee is $70, and
there is a $10 optional
Big Bass Pot Proceeds
will b'e used toward a
scholarship in honor
of tournament founder
Justin Brown.
For details, call Karen
Brown at 961-2526.
.Registration set
for Fort White
FortfWhite Girls
Softball Association
registration is 5-8 p.m.
Friday and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday at South
Columbia Sports Park.
Leagues are T-ball
through 16-and-under.
T-ball cost is $45; fees for
other leagues are $55.
For details, call
Nora Harvey at 365-5688.
From staff reports


Columbia High
softball at Gainesville
High, 7 p.m. (JV-5)
Columbia High
tennis vs. Gainesville
High, 3:30 p.m.
Fort White High
track at Suwannee High,
4 p.m.
Fort White High JV
baseball at Buchholz
High, 6 p.m.
Columbia High
basketball at Ridgeview
High in region
quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Columbia High
wrestlers in Class 2A
FHSAA Finals at Lakeland
Civic Center, 10 a.m.
Columbia High
tennis vs. Lecanto High at
Central Florida College,
3:30 p.m.
Fort White High
baseball at Suwannee
High, 5 p.m. (JV-6
vs. Melody Christian
Columbia High
softball vs. Stanton Prep,
6 p.m.
Columbia High
baseball at Union County
High, TBA
Columbia High
wrestlers in Class 2A
FHSAA Finals at Lakeland
Civic Center, 9:30 a.m.
.Fort White High
baseball at. Branford

High, noon

Gomez pitches Indians to

win over Union County

Fort White senior
strikes out 19 and
has three RBIs.
White High softball
improved to 3-0 behind
another dominating
performance by Cecile
Gomez. The Lady Indians
beat Union County High
4-1 at home on Tuesday.
It was a Breast Cancer
Awareness game and both
teams wore pink. Cancer
survivors were recognized
before the game and a
portion of the proceeds
were donated to the Breast
Cancer Foundation.
Gomez did it ill on
offense and defense. She
struck out 19 while pitch-
ing a five-hitter. She walked

one and the run for the
Tigers was unearned.
At the plate Gomez was
3-for-3, each time driving
in a run with a two-out
Twice it was Ali Wrench
who set the table with
an infield hit. In the first
inning, Alexa Hatcher
bunted Wrench to second
and she scored on Gomez'
first hit. Wrench beat out
another hit in the third
inning and moved up on a
ground ball before Gomez
In the fifth inning, D'Kota
Cassady singled with two
outs. She stole., second base
and carried on to third on
a throwing error. Gomez
singled her home.
In the seventh inning,
Kayla Williams led off with
her second hit of the game.
She moved to second base
on a wild pitch and to third

on a ground out. Williams
then stole home on a throw
from the catcher to the
Randa Conner had two
hits for Union County and
scored the Tigers' run
in the sixth inning. She.
singled, stole second base
and scored on two throw-
ing errors on the play.
Holly Tucker pitched
for Union County and kept
her team in the game. She
struck out 10 and walked
But Gomez wouldn't
budge. Nine of her strike-
outs came with runners in
scoring position.
Jordan Spitze, Ashlyn
Harden and Mariah Bowen
had the other hits for Union
FortWhite opens District
5-4A play at 7 p.m. Tuesday JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
when Bradford High Fort White seniorAlison Wrench celebrated her 18th birthday
visits, with two hits and two runs in the win over Union County High.






BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Jimmy Blakely slides safely into second base as Fort White High's Brady Wilkinson and Kody Moniz
converge on the play.:

Tigers rally from
I-0 deficit to nips
FortWhite, 3-1.
couldn't wash the game
away in Fort White as the
Columbia High baseball
team came from behind
to beat the Indians, 3-1, in
eight innings on Tuesday.
Fort White took the early
lead in the first inning off an
error when Robbie Howell
reached first on a bad throw
to allow Bryce Beach to
score from second. Beach
reached on the only hit
given up by Alan Espenship
in the start
Espenship went five
innings for the Tigers,
allowing the one hit, one
walk and striking out six
batters. He left with the
game going into the sixth
inning after Columbia tied
the game in the bottom of
the fifth.
After a Dalton Mauldin
hit, Jimmy Blakely came in
to pinch run and scored on
CHS continued on 3B

' Florida beats Alabama

in SEC road play, 61-52

Florida guard Bradley Beal is fouled and called for a technical
as Alabama center Moussa Gueye (14) defends in the
second half of a NCAA college basketball game in
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuesday. Florida won 61-52.

Young scores 19
points to lead
Gators to victory.
Associated Press
Patric Young took advan-
tage of Alabama's suspen-
sion-depleted frontcourt
with 19 points and No. 14
Florida beat the Crimson
Tide 61-52 Tuesday night.
The Gators (20-6, 8-3
Southeastern Conference)
scored the first 16 points
of the second half to turn a
tie score into a comfortable
win after losing two straight

The Crimson Tide
(16-9, 5-6) has lost two in a
row without top two scorers
and rebounders JaMychal
Green and Tony Mitchell,
who are on indefinite sus-
pension. Guards Trevor
Releford and Andrew Steele
did rejoin the team and the
starting lineup after being
held out for the LSU game.
Young was hard to stop
inside against the mismatch
in the 22 minutes he was
on the court. He scored 12
in the second half despite
heading to the bench with
four fouls halfway through
and fouling out late. He fin-
ished 9 for 12 from the field.

Erik Murphy and Bradley
Beal scored 14 points
apiece: Murphy made 4
of 7 3-pointers while Beal
had eight rebounds, three
assists, two blocks and two
SteeleledAlabamawith 11
points. Charles Hankerson
added nine points while
Releford scored eight, all in
the first half, and had three
The Tide had to turn to
little-used big men Carl
Engstrom and Moussa
Gueye after freshman start-
er Nick Jacobs drew two
quick fouls. Jacobs only
GATORS continued on 3B




The Olustee Blue Grey
5K Run/Walk is 7 a.m.
Saturday at Olustee Park in
downtown Lake City. Early
online registration is $25 at
There also are
registration forms at
Carquest Auto Parts on
Pinemount Road. Race day
registration is 6-6:45 a.m.
for an additional $10. The
race will benefit the family
of Melanie North and her
treatment for triple nega-
tive breast cancer, and also
the March of Dimes' Fund
the Mission program.
For details, call Michelle



TV sports

7 p.m.
ESPN2 -Villanova at South Florida
8 p.m.
ESPN North Carolina at Miami
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Oklahoma St. at Missouri
10 p.m.
ESPN Portland at Golden State
7:30 pm.
NBCSN Boston at Montreal
8 p.m.
FSN UEFA Champions League,
Arsenal atAC Milan (same-day tape)


NBA schedule

Monday's Games
Philadelphia 98, Charlotte 89
Orlando 102, Minnesota 89
New Orleans 86. Utah 80
Miami 114, Milwaukee 96
Dallas 96, LA. Clippers 91
Golden State 102, Phoenix 96
Tuesday's Games
Miami 105, Indiana 90
NewYork 90,Toronto 87
San Antonio at Detroit (n)
Sacramento at Chicago (n)
Utah at Oklahoma City (n)
Houston at Memphis (n)
Phoenix at Denver (n)
Washington at Portland (n)
Atlanta at LA Lakers (n)
Today's Games
San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Sacramento at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Portland at Golden State, 10 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Clippers,
10:30 p.m.
Thursday's Games
New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.
LA. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

AP Top 25 schedule

Today's Games
No. 3 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State,
9 p.m.
No. 8 North Carolina at Miami, 8 p.m.
No. 13 San Diego State vs. New
Mexico, 10 p.m.
No. 16 Murray State at Southeast
Missouri State, 8 p.m.
No. 18 Indiana vs. Northwestern,
6:30 p.m.
No. 21 Saint Mary's (Cal) vs. Loyola
Marymount, 10:30 p.m.
No. 23 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers,
7 p.m.
No. 24 Wichita State vs. Missouri
State, 8:05 p.m.
Thursday's Games
No. 5 Duke vs. NC State, 9 p.m.
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 15
Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
No. 20 Florida State vs. Virginia
Tech, 7 p.m.
No. 24 Gonzaga at Santa Clara,
II p.m.

Saturday's Games
No. I Kentucky vs. Mississippi, 4 p.m.
No. 3 Missouri at Texas A&M, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Kansas vs.Texas Tech, 8 p.m.
No. 6 Ohio State at No. 17 Michigan,
9 p.m.
No. 8 North Carolina vs. Clemson,
4 p.m.
No. 9 Baylor vs. Kansas State,
1:45 p.m.
No. 10 Georgetown at Providence,
7 p.m.
No. II UNLV at New Mexico, I p.m.
No. 12 Marquette vs. UConn at the
XL Center, Hartford, Conn., Noon
No. 13 San Diego St. at Air Force,
4 p.m.
No. 14 Florida at Arkansas,
6 p.m.
No. 16 Murray State vs. No. 21 Saint
Mary's (Cal), 6 p.m.
No. 19 Louisville at DePaul, Noon
No. 20 Florida State at NC State,
I p.m.
No. 22 Virginia vs. Maryland, I p.m.
No. 23 Notre Dame at Villanova,
9 p.m. ,
No. 24 Gonzaga at San Francisco,
8 p.m.
No. 24 Wichita State at Davidson,
Sunday's Games
No. 2 Syracuse at Rutgers, I p.m.
No. 5 Duke at Boston College, 6 p.m.
No. 7 Michigan State at Purdue, I p.m.
No. 15 Wisconsin vs. Penn State,
4 p.m.
No. 18 Indiana at Iowa, 6 p.m.

Florida 6 1,Alabama 52

FLORIDA (20-6)
Young 9-12 I-I 19, Murphy 5-11 0-0
14, Boynton 2-8 4-4 9, Walker 1-6 3-5
5, Beal 4-12 5-6 14,Wilbekin 0-1 0-0 0,
Prather 0-0 0-0 0, Larson 0-2 0-0 O.Totals
21-52 13-16 61.
ALABAMA (16-9)
Jacobs 1-3 0-0 2, Releford 3-6 1-4 8,
Randolph 1-3 0-2 3, Cooper 2-9 0-0 5,
Steele 4-8 3-4 I I, Hankerson Jr. 2-6 4-6
9, Lacey 3-6 0-0 6, Engstrom I-I 2-4 4,
Eblen 0-0 0-0 0, Gueye 1-3 2-4 4. Totals
18-45 12-24 52.
Halftime-Tied 26-26. 3-Point,
Goals-Florida 6-21 (Murphy 4-8, Beal I-
3, Boynton I-6,Walker 0-4),Alabama 4-16
(Randolph I-2, Hankeropn Jr. I-3, Releford
1-3, Cooper 1-4, Steele 0-1, Lacey 0-3).
Fouled Out-Young. Rebounds-Florida
32 (Beal 8), Alabama 34 (Randolph 9).
Assists-Florida 13 (Walker 7), Alabama
9 (Steele 3). Total Fouls-Florida 17,
Alabama 18.Technjcal-Beal.A-12,187.


Baseball calendar

Through Friday Salary arbitration
hearings, St. Petersburg
Friday -Voluntary reporting date for
other Oakland and Seattle players.
Sunday Voluntary reporting date'
for other team's pitchers, catchers and
injured players.
Feb. 24 Voluntary reporting date
for other team's other players. Mandatory
reporting date for Oakland and Seattle.
March 2 Mandatory reporting date
for other teams.


Golf week

Site: Los Angeles.


Course: Riviera Country Club (7,349
yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday,
3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-
3:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 12:30-5:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m.,
9:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 9:30-
11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-6 p.m.;
Sunday, 3-6:30 p.m.).
Online: http://www.pgatour.com
Site: Pattaya,Thailand.
Course: Siam Country Club, Pattaya
Old Course (6,477 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday,
3-6 p.m.).
Online: http://www.lpga.com
Site: Naples
Schedule: Friday-Sunday.
Course: The TwinEagles Club, Talon
Course (7,193 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Friday,
6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.rn.,
6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, midnightW2 a.m.,
7-9:30 p.mrMonday, midnight-2 a.m.).
Site: New Delhi.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: DLF Golf & Country Club
(7,156 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.37 million. Winner's share:
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Sunday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
Online: http://www.europeantour.com
Asian Tour site: http://www.asiantour.
Site: Bogota, Colombia.
Course: Bogota Country Club (7,237
yards, par 71).
Purse: $600,000. Winner's share:
Television: None.


NHL schedule

Monday's Games
Vancouver 2, Phoenix 1, SO
San Jose 5,Washington 3
Carolina 5, Montreal 3
Tuesday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 0
New Jersey 4, Buffalo I
Columbus 2, St. Louis I
Ottawa 4,Tampa Bay 0
Dallas at Detroit (n)
Anaheim at Minnesota (n)
Chicago at Nashville (n)
N.Y. Islanders atWinnipeg (n)
Toronto at Calgary (n)
Today's Games
Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


T-BALL Richards at (386) 208-2447. Kuykendall 5K
Lake City league Race Day Feb. 25
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The Lake City
Recreation Department
is offering T-ball for ages
4-5 and 6-7. Fee is $40
and a birth certificate is
required when signing up.
Registration for'
returning players is
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10
at Teen Town Recreation
Center. Registration for
new players is 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. March 17 at Teen
Town. Parents may select
teams, but there is a
15-player limit per team
filled on a first come/first
served basis.
For details, call Heyward
Christie at 754-3607 or
e-mail christieh@lcfla.com.

The fourth annual Race
the Tortoise 5K run/walk
is 8 a.m.
March 3 at O'Leno State
Park. Entry fee is $20
through today ($10 for
ages 14 and younger) and
$25 thereafter, and includes
a T-shirt. Proceeds go to
the Park's Nature Center.
To register go to
For details, call James
Salvo at (386) 454-4115 or
jvsalvo26@gmail. com.

The Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day 5K
run is 8:15 a.m. Feb. 25
from Rountree Moore
Toyota Scion. Online
registration is at
active.com and costs
$20 plus a transaction
fee. GulfCoast Financial
Services is presenting
the race for tle benefit of
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network. Sponsorships are
For details, call Melanie
at 755-9018.

* From staff reports

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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League reports

Results of league bowling at Lake
City Bowl:
High scratch game: 1. Linda
Andrews 220; 2. Lori Davis 201;
3. Maggie Battle 181. 1. Mark Davis
236; 2. Tom Sewejkis 234; 3. Bill
Dolly 232.
High scratch series: 1. Lori Davis
529; 2. Mary Lobaugh 528; 3. Linda
Andrews 496. 1. Tom Sewejkis 613;
2. Mark Davis 612; 3. Adam Alford
High handicap game: 1. Rachel
Mcinally 257; 2. Pat Frazier 229;
3. Diane Madsen 227. 1. Bill Dolly
251; 2. Mark Davis 249; 3. Marc
Jennings 236.
High handicap series: 1. Linda
Andrews 658; 2. Lori Davis 638;
3. Pat Fennell 626. 1. Frank Miller
682; 2. Adam Alford 680; 3. Tom
Sewejkis 655.
High average: Mary Lobaugh 184,
Mark Davis 194.
(results from Feb. 7)
Team standings: 1. Perky Pals
(66.5-33.5); 2. Farmers (59.5-40.5);
3. Pin Busters (54.5-45.5).
High handicap game: 1. Sandi
Johns 242; 2. Yvonne Finley 232;
3. Janet Nash 223. 1. Joe Peterson
226; 2. Ross Meyers 222; 3. Jim
Belgard 220.
High handicap series: 1. Pat Klock
654; 2. Shirley Yates 619; 3. Barbara
Croft 616. 1. Ronnie. Grey 676;
2. Wayne Johns 625; 3. Johnnie Croft
(results from Feb. 7)
Team standings: 1. 4 S's
(66-34); 2. Ups and Downs (58.5-41.5);
3. Quirky Quad (57.5-42.5).
High handicap game: 1. Shirley
Highsmith 257; 2. Judy Sanders 231;
3. De De Young 226. 1. Sal Annello
241; 2. Dan Ritter 235; 3. Bill Dolly
High handicap series: 1. Vy Ritter
648; 2. Elaine Nemeth 645; 3. Joyce
Hooper 630. 1. Thomas Young 675;
2. Ronnie Grey 656; 3, Art Joubert
High average: 1. Elaine Nemeth
154; 2.. Shirley Highsmith 152.62;
3. Jane Sommerfeld 150.96. 1. David
Duncan 191.57; 2. Bill Dolly 184.99;.
3. George Mulligan 178.86.
S(results from Feb. 9)
Team standings: 1. Silver Ladies
(14-6); 2. Oddballs (11-9); 3. The
Sandbaggers (10.5-9.5).
High handicap game: 1. Pat Warne
219; 2. Sharon Tuning 218; 3. (tie)
Linda Herndon, Joanne Knutsen 216.
High handicap series: 1. Iva "Jean"
Dukes 626; 2. Joan Carman 609;
3. Harriett Woods 604.
(results from Feb. 7)
Team standings: 1. Pintimidators
(11.5-4.5); 2. Family & Friend (11-5);
3. TAZ (9-7).
High scratch game: 1. Cheryl
Jacks 203; 2. Cheryl Jacks 200;
3. Marsha Morrow 187. .1. Mark
Moore 235; 2. Wally Howard 213;


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3. James Price 202.
High scratch series: 1. Cheryl
Jacks 584; 2. Norma Yeingst 491;
3. Jennifer Freeman 466. 1. Mark
Moore 572; 2. Dan McNair 569;
3. Wally Howard 560.
High average: 1. Norma Yeingst
168.92; 2. Cheryl Jacks 161.3;
3. Jennifer Freeman 152.74. 1. Dan
McNair 200.35; 2. A.J. Dariano 192.7;
3. Mark Moore 191.61.
(results from Feb. 5)
Team standings: 1. Rountree-
Moore (103.5-46.5); 2. Team 2
(98.5-51.5); 3. Team 8 (96.5-53,5).
High scratch game: 1. Teo Parra
266; 2. Dale Coleman 258; 3. Daniel
Adel 256.
High scratch series: 1. Daniel Adel
705; 2. George Rye Jr. 663; 3. Jeff
Deitz 653.
High handicap game: 1. Teo Parra
281; 2. George Rye Jr. 276; 3. Daniel
Adel 263.
High handicap series: 1. George
Rye Jr. 747; 2. Daniel Adel 726;
3. Brian Freeman 705.
High average: 1. Dale Coleman
219.55; 2. Zech Strohl 218.47;
3. Robert Stone 215.
(results from Jan. 30)
Team standings: 1. Waterbury
Builders (14-2); 2. Alvin & The
Chickmonks (12-4); 3. Print This &
That (11-5, 10,135 pins); 4. Strike
Zone (11-5, 9,980 pins).
High scratch game: 1. Brigette
Harrelson 212; 2. Tari Johnson 205;
3. Karen Coleman 203. 1. Walt
Sherrod 275; 2. Jay Waterbury 255;
3. Joe Ganser 241. '
High scratch series: 1. Brigette
Harrelson 617; 2. Tari Johnson 555;
3. Karen Coleman 526. 1. Kamara
Hollingsworth 664; 2. Wally Howard
623; 3. Joe Ganser 620.
High handicap game: 1. Tari
Johnson 251; 2. Shannon Howard
230; 3. (tie) Bonnie Hood, Karen

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Coleman, Martha Coppinger 228.
1. Walt Sherrod 296; 2. Jay Waterbury
273; 3. Charlie Carlson 265.
High handicap series: 1. Tari
Johnson 693; 2. Chrissy Fancy 656;
3. Bonnie Hood 643. 1. Kamara
Hollingsworth 730; 2. Ron Vandervoren
677; 3. Joe Ganser 674.
(results from Jan. 27)

Youth leagues

Team standings: 1. Three Man
Wolfpack (46.5-29.5); 2. Pin
Killers!!! (44.5-31.5); 3. Bubblegum
High handicap game: 1. Amanda
Storms 232; 2. Alyson Everett 230;
3. Mecenzie Sellers 224. 1. Jimmy
Milewski 242; 2. Shawn Penrry 241;
3. Christian Shepard 230.
High handicap series: 1. Alyson
Everett 640; 2. Amanda Storms 632;
3. Chelsea Williams 580. 1. Jimmy
Milewski 689; 2. Shawn Perry 640;
3. Christian Shepard 634.
Team standings: 1. Crazy
Kids (54.5-21.5); 2. Lighting Pins
(48.5-27.5); 3. The Bud Utes (45-27).
High handicap game: 1. Amanda
Schmitt 219; 2. Biancah Billingsley
199; 3. Dakota Stitsinger 196. 1. Luke
Griffin 222; 2. Chase Wiliams 216;
3. Ben Williams 213.
High handicap series: 1. Amanda
Schmitt 585; 2. Dakota Stitsinger 554;
3. Biancah Billingsley 548. 1. Vincent
Westphal 574; 2. Austin Tompkins
569; 3. Jeremy Burch 566.
High handicap game: 1. Jadyn
Freeman 177; 2. Mikhiya Hendon 166;
3. Heaven Camacho 157. 1. Carson
Lyons 170; 2. Antonio Perez 152.
High handicap series: 1. Jadyn
Freeman 486; 2. Mikhiya Hendon 441;
3. Heaven Camacho 440. 1. Carson
Lyons 502; 2. Antonio Perez 433.
(results from Jan. 28)

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Columbia High junior Cole Schreiber is on the way to a 4-0 decision over Zachary McClinton
of Middleburg High in region competition at Lincoln High. Schreiber, a two-time region
champion and three-time district champion, is making his third trip to the state tournament.

Columbia High senior Monterance Allen prepares a pin against Michael Copeland of
Crestview High in region competition at Lincoln High. Allen, a three-time district champion,
is making his third appearance in the state tournament.

Columbia High senior Joe Fields scores a decision over Jason Cowles of Matanzas High in
region competition at Lincoln High. Fields, a district champion, is making.his first trip to the
state tournament.

Columbia High senior Isaac Henderson is on the way to a pin against Jessie Houston of
Eastside High in region competition at Lincoln High. Henderson, a runner-up at district and
region, is making his first trip to the state tournament.


Back-to-back eagles for Self

Dogfight winner Jason
Self scored 16 points with
back-to-back eagles on
Nos. 4-5 of the Creeks in
Friday's game.
With those 16 points
added to the rest of the
round, Self ran away
with the blitz point scor-
ing and finished first far
ahead of the trio of Wallace
Christie, Chet Carter and
Jack Tuggle who tied for
Self holed out a shotfrom
in the fairway on No. 4 for
a 2 on the par 4 hole. He
proceeded to play the par
5 No. 5 with two perfect
shots to the green, then
drained a 20-foot putt for a
three and the consecutive
In Wednesday Blitz
action, Bob McGraw and
Gary Croxton tied for first
place with +9, followed by
Mike Kahlich at +7, Keith
Hudson at +6 and Jerry

Pete Sands

Perkins at +4. The beau-
tiful weather and great
course conditions allowed
for some great scoring.
The Sunday Scramble
was a cool affair with the
front coming through, but
a devout group of scram-
blers bundled up and had a
good time.
The group of Pete
Skantzos, Phillip Russell
and Bill Ryan finished first
For the third consecu-
tive week the pot was
won by the team of Curtis
Mixon, Gordon Fuller and
Danny Harrington. A new
pot starts this week.
In addition to our
Wednesday Blitz, Friday
Dogfight and Sunday
Scramble this week, there
will-be a Saturday Queen

of Hearts Tournament
with a 12:30 p.m. tee oft
The tournament is open to
all golfers. Sign up in the
pro shop.
Girls practice group:
Putting contest win-
ners: Allison Kranhke,
first; Gillian Norris, sec-
ond; Brooke Russell,
third; Emma Ward, Rachal
Blanton and Rebekah
Blanton, tied for fourth.
The practice group
(4 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday) is open to girls
ages 9-17 who are inter-
ested in learning to play
golf and having fun. We
currently have all levels of
participants from novice
to high school golfers and
welcome girls who express
an interest in golf to give
it a try.
For details, call Chet
Carter at 365-7097 or
e-mail carter4gol/@hotmail


Winners of the Super Bowl Tournament on Feb. 5 are Tom Wade (from left),
Donnie Thomas, Donald Roberts and Lance Bass.

Hale takes Saturday blitz

The A flight of the
Saturday blitz turned
into a two-man dog fight
between Jordan Hale and
Jerry West Hale's +15
finally took the win over
West by two points. Dennis
Crawford and Jim Carr fin-
ished in a third-place tie
with +7.
Steve Peters (+7) picked
up the B flight win over
John Brewer (+5). Mike
Carr was in third place
with +3.
Hale's eagle on No. 16
was good for a skin. Joe
Paul and Crawford had the
other keepers.
Two maxed-out potholes
and a smaller one remain
in play.
Steve Patterson's late
birdie pulled him into
a tie for first place with
Dennis Crawford at +6 in
Wednesday's blitz. '
Greg Lyons was a barely
beaten second at +5, one
point ahead of third-place
Don Combs. Eddy Brown,
Guy Motard and Keith
Shaw were in a fourth

Ed Goff

place tie at +2.
Crawford led in birdies
with two. MikeJacobs, Yves
Pelletier and Patterson
each picked up a skin.
In LGA play, compet-
ing groups rolled a single
die to determine which
players drive would be
used in a "Roll the Dice"
scramble format.
Cathy Steen, Dottie
Rogers and Shirley
Edelstein cast the die well
to finish at net 65 for a
comfortable three-stroke
win over the second-place
team of Carline Stevens,
Nicole Ste-Marie and Ann
Bormolini. Third place
went to Natalie Bryant,
Katrina Counts and
Roberta Whitaker'(69), fol-
lowed by Jan Davis, Cecile
Dockery, Nancy Edgar and
Jayne Hope (72).
Whitaker had the day's
only chip-in.

In Good Old Boys
competition, Marc Risk,
Dave Cannon and Bobby
Simmons took the first of
three matches, 6-4, over
Monty Montgomery, Tony
Branch and Bill Rogers.
Match two was an easy
win for Stan Woolbert, Jim
McGriff, Don Christensen
and Merle Hibbard, 6-2,
over Dennis Hendershot,
Eli Witt, Paul Davis and
Jim Stevens.'
Match three was almost
as easy for Ed Snow, Jeff
Mayne, Howard Whitaker
and Dan Stephens in
their 5-2 victory over Tom
Elmore, Joe Persons, Nick
Whitehurst and Jerry
Risk and Montgomery
shared medalist honors
with identical scores of
Witt edged Hendershot
38-39 for a nine-hole win
on the front. Simmons
nudged Snow 38-39 to take
the back nine.
The monthly mixed team
event is 1 p.m. Sunday.

CHS: Tigers rally for 8-inning win

Continued From Page 1B
a shot to center by Kellan
Bailey to tie the game at
Jayce Barber came in to
throw the next two innings
for the Tigers and struck
out all six of his outs.
On the other end, Howell
pitched five innings for the
Indians with seven strike-
outs, one walk, two hits
and an earned run.
Kevin Dupree finished
the game and picked up
the loss. He struck out five
batters, allowed two hits
and walked three Tigers.

Columbia took the lead
for good in the .eighth
inning on a shot by Levi
Hollingsworth that nearly
cleared the wall. The hit
scored Bailey and Blaine
Courson, both of which
walked earlier in the
inning. Hollingsworth was
thrown out at third base
after trying to pick up an
extra base.
"That was a big hit by
Levi," Columbia head
coach J.T. Clark said. "He's
got to learn to not run
through the sign, but it

was a big hit We had a lot
of help from pinch-hitters
and pinch-runners. They're
a good team. Howell threw
the ball very well. We were
just a little too lackadaisical
after going 2-0 in the pre-
season, but we were able to
wake up when it mattered
Columbia (1-0) trav-
els to Lake Butler to take
on Union County High
at 7 p.m. on Friday. Fort
White (0-1) travels to
Suwannee High at 5 p.m.
on Friday.

GATORS: Come out firing in 2nd half

Continued From Page 11
played seven minutes.
It proved a post mismatch,
but the Gators also forced
18 turnovers, including
some on errant passes and
miscommunications. The 6-
foot-5 Levi Randolph helped
Alabama to a 34-32 rebound-
ing edge with nine boards.

Florida wasn't at full-
strength either with key
subs Will Yeguete (concus-
sion) and Mike Rosario
(bruised hip) both out
The Gators came out fir-
ing in the second half.
Murphy opened with a.
3-pointer and Young hit

four baskets inside, includ-
ing a pair of dunks dur-
ing the Gators' 5-minute
surge that put them up 42-
26 and forced Tide coach
Anthony Grant to burn a
pair of timeouts against his
mentor and former Gators
boss, Billy Donovan.

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DEAR ABBY: I married
"Andy" a year ago. He
has three children from a
prior marriage. He had a
vasectomy eight years ago,
but promised he'd have it
reversed so we could have
a child together. He didn't
get around to it, but I'm
pregnant anyway.
At first we felt it was our
miracle baby. However, 15
weeks later, Andy is now
"sure" the baby isn't his.
Things have gotten so bad
that I moved out of our
Abby, I have NEVER
been unfaithful. A pater-
nity test will prove he's the
father, but that can't be
done until after our baby is
born. I have scheduled an
appointment with a thera-
pist, but I'm not sure I
want to reconcile with him.
Have other readers
been in this situation?
What was the outcome? -
AND ALONE: Yes, other
readers have been in your
situation. In those cases,
the vasectomy had some-
how reversed itself without
surgery. (Perhaps it wasn't
done properly in the first
place.) Your husband
should consult a urologist
and have his sperm levels
checked. It could provide
the "proof" he's looking for
a lot sooner than your due
Because this has been

Abigail Van Buren
emotionally devastating
for you which is under-
standable talking with a
therapist will be beneficial
regardless of what you
decide about your mar-

DEAR ABBY: My step-
son, "David," lives with my
husband and me and our
9-year-old son. He is 20
and has been with us since
he was a child because his
mother couldn't control
him. He had major prob-
lems in school deten-
tions, failing grades, etc.
- and has been nothing
but trouble. David is disre-
spectful, a chronic liar and
a thief. He has even threat-
ened to kill us.
David's mother bought
him a car and his grand-
mother gives him money
to buy anything he wants
- including guns. He won't
get a driver's license,
refuses to get a job, won't
help around the house
and lies to people, saying
we don't feed him. He has
even said his dad beats
him every day.
I want my husband to
give David a choice: Get

his license, get a job and
help around the house, or
get out, but my husband
refuses. His excuse is,
where will he go?
My husband works
out of town occasion-
ally, and when he's gone I
have our 9-year-old sleep
with me and I lock the
door because I'm afraid
of David. What can we
Because your husband
is unwilling to assert his
authority, there's noth-
ing you can do. Since he
can't or won't get his son
the help he needs, for
YOUR son's safety you
should make other living
The situation you have
described is danger-
ous because David has
access to weapons. Was
he ever given a psycho-
logical evaluation? If not,
he should have one as a
condition of continuing
to stay with you and his
father. It may provide you
with some sorely needed
insight because you need
more help than I or any-
one can offer in a letter.
Without professional help
for him, I predict that
your stepson will wind up
in trouble with the law.

* Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or
P.O. Box 69440, Los
Angeles, CA 90069.






ARIES (March 21-April
19): Take a serious look at
your personal and finan-
cial situation and you will
come up with a great way
to improve both. Love
is highlighted, and mak-
ing a commitment that
will help you adjust your
expenditures will lead to
less stress and a brighter
future. *****
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Size down, take care of
pending problems and get
your priorities straight It's
how you proceed and the
people you allow into your
circle that will make the
difference. Think creatively
and you will find a better
way to move forward. ***
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): You'll be torn between
what you want to do and
what you should do. Don't
let your emotions take
over or you will fall short,
regardless of choice.
Organization and pulling
in favors will allow you to
satisfy your responsibilities
and your desires. ***
CANCER (June 21-July
22): Concentrate on your
responsibilities and you
will be successful. You'll
attract someone you
are trying to impress. A
change in an important
relationship will enable
you to get further ahead
and build a solid base for
future collaboration. ***
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

Eugenia Last

Gather people with similar
goals together and you
will be able to get twice as
much'done. The impact
you have on others will
result in more responsibil-
ity. Make sure you are up
for the challenge before
you accept Love is high-
lighted. ***** '
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Don't count on any-
one for anything. Do your
own thing and refuse to
let anyone interfere in
your business. Problems
at home will escalate,
and arguments are likely
to paralyze your plans.
Misrepresentation is
apparent **
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct
22): Don't rely on oth-
ers when you are better
equipped to take care of
business. A change in a
relationship will leave you
in a battle for power that
isn't likely to end well.
Keep your distance from
anyone trying to bully you.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): Make alterations to
your home that will ease
stress or help reduce
your overhead. Creative
input will result in a better
understanding between
you and someone you want
to spend more time with.

Collaborate and you will
advance. ***
22-Dec. 21): Your emotions
will escalate. Avoiding
the inevitable will lead to
problems. Speak honestly
and get on with your life. A
change at'home or within
your personal life will
make a huge difference to
your disposition and suc-
cess. ***
22-Jan. 19): Avoid anyone
making impractical or
unpredictable changes.
You need to keep your
life and direction.as stable
as possible if you want to
bypass someone taking
you for granted. Don't let
love cost you. Offer sug-
gestions, not cash. ***
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Look at your past
work record and you will
quickly realize what direc-
tion to take now. Gather
information regarding
courses or people sharing
your interests and col-
laborate in order to get the
most for. the least ****
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Be reasonable. Not
everyone you talk to will
give you an honest opin-
ion. Secret encounters or
information will not ben-
efit you in the long run.
Someone from your past
will be your barometer
regarding how you should
proceed. **


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Catherine Kuykendall Race Day set

From staff reports
Race day fans -
both foot and
automotive -
will have their
fill of racing
activities the final week of
February during a benefit
aimed at raising pancreatic
cancer awareness.
The inaugural Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day will
take plape Saturday, Feb.
25 with a 5K run and at 10
a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26
throughout the running of
the 2012 Daytona 500.
The Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day
5K will begin 8:15 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25. Online
registration for the. race is
at active.com and costs $20
plus a transaction fee.
The Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day
Fair will take place at the
Rountree Moore Toyota
Scion dealership. The
gates open at 10 a.m. and
festivities start at 1 p.m.
Both events are serving as
a Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network benefit to raise
funds and awareness to.
battle the disease.'
"It started as an aware-
ness event, if we actually
raise funds as well, over
and above the expenses
that's great," said Melanie
Cosentino, GulfCoast
Financial Services' event
coordinator. "For a first
time event that doesn't
usually happen."
There are two types of
tickets for the event. There

is a $25 general admission
ticket and a $100 Gold
ticket, which is an admis-
sion ticket, but the ticket
holder will also be eli-
gible to win a 2012 Toyota
Cosentino said organizers
would like to sell 300 more
gold tickets but she would
be satisfied selling at least
ariother 70 gold tickets.
She said as part of the
race day fair, the Rountree
Moore Toyota Scion dealer-
ship will be transformed
into a huge "man cave" with
at least three big screen
televisions and recliners and
other amenities where race
fans can watch the 2012
Daytona 500 and participate
in a variety of planned activi-
Keynote speakers from
Haven Hospice, North
Florida Cancer Center and
Lake City Medical Center
are scheduled to speak at
different times throughout
the day.
The event is named after
Catherine Kuykendall, the
wife of GulfCoast Financial
Services president John
Kuykendall. Catherine
died last year, months after
she was diagnosed with
pancreatic cancer.
Cosentino said her
father was also diagnosed
with pancreatic cancer
and less than a year later
he had succumbed to the
deadly disease. ,
'We just wanted to raise
awareness, we just wanted
to make some noise about

TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Melanie Cosentino, GulfCoast Financial Services event organizer, places a Catherine Kuykendall Race Day poster near the
doorway of Phish Heads restaurant. Phish Heads co-owner Toni Crenshaw will judge a pie and cake eating competition dur-
ing the event.

this heel biter," Cosentino
said. "I call it a heel biter
because you don't see it
coming and when it bites
you, it's too late."
Sunday's activities also
includes a hot dog eat- -
ing contest by the Christ
Central Ministries youth
group; a box car show
where elementary school
students can decorate a
box and race. The elemen-

tary school that has the
most participants will
get $100 for the school's
*teacher supply closet. A
community-wide school
supply drive is also taking
place from now until race
day where residents can
drop-off'school supplies
to GulfCoast Financial
Services or Rountree
"Whatever we get

from that drive is going
to be divided among all
the elementary schools,"
Cosentino said.
Parkview Baptist Church
is sponsoring a pie and cake
eating contest, a Toyota
Camry will be given away
by Anthony Cosentino or
Andy Moore and Robbie
Ratliff Bodyworks will spon-
sor a men's tricycle race.
"After the day, Ratliff

is going to donate the
tricycles to Chances for'
Children," Cosentino said.
"This is what we wanted
to do. We wanted to get
people talking about pan-
creatic cancer and we
wanted to let them know
this is a deadly disease.
I'm amazed by the number
,of people who have lost
family members to pancre-
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AUTO SERVICE gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on 02/29/2012, 08:30
am at 2550 SW MAIN BLVD.
LAKE CITY, FL 32025, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of' the Florida
JIM'S AUTO SERVICE reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1993 JEEP
2005 FORD
February 15, 2012

The North Florida Broadband Au-
thority ("NFBA") announces' a Net-
work Operator Request for Informa-
tion to which all interested parties
are invited to respond. The NFBA is
a legal entity and public body created
pursuant to the provisions of Section
163.01, Florida .Statutes,, and an In-
terlocal Agreement among: Baker,
Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Ham-
ilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy,
Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Tay-
lor, Union and Wakulla Counties and
municipalities of Cedar Key,. Cross
City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticel-
lo, Perry, White Springs and Wor-
'thington Springs, Florida.
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Operator Request. for Information
(RFI) to prospective network opera-
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microwave network, and to any other
parties interested in promoting the
success of NFBA's mission.
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Rd. Female dog. Keddish brown
w/s ome black, short hair, very
friendly, no collar. 386-752-8854

Lost dog. Fawn (light brown)
colored min pin (looks like a small
doberman) named prissy. No
collar she has a haze over one of
her eyes. Lost in Eastwood S/D
Call Brian at 386-365-6171 please.

ioo Job
10 Opportunities
Anytime Fitness is looking for a-
group exercise instructor.
Experience required.
Call Jackie at 386-754-1402

Laind Clearing

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

Lawn & Landscape Service

Clean Pine Straw,
You pick it up, $1.85 a bale
Delivery of 100 bales $260


Other court approved forms-

100 Job

Position available for Entry
Level Assistant Purchasing
Agent. Must have Material
handling background,
purchasing background and
be computer literate.
Forklift experience would be a
plus. Applicants can apply at
Champion Home Builders,
Lake City, Fl.

CDL Class A Truck Driver.
Flatbed exp. for F/T SE area.
3 years exp or more. Medical
benefits offered. Contact
Melissa or Mary @ 386-935-2773


(224 Days-Tenure Track)`
Requires Masters degree, with at least
one degree in the field of Physical
Therapy or Physical Therapist.
Assistant. Licensure asa physical
therapist or certification as a physical.
therapist assistant. Minimum 3 years
experience in clinical practice; didactic
and/or clinical teaching experience;
experience in administration;
educational theory and methodology;
experience in instructional design and
methodology; experienceip student
evaluation and outcomes assessment.
Desirable Qualifications: Community
College teaching experience. DPT
Salary: Based on degree and
experience. Application deadline:
Open until filled
Position details and applications
available on web at: www.fac.edu
Human Resources
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007',
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanrf(ifqc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EO College inEducation and Employment


(164 Days-Tenure Track to
commence Fall Semester 2012)
Requires Master's degree with at least
18 graduate credit hours in a
curriculum and instructional area ani
teaching experience.
(164 Days-Tenure Track)
Requires Master's degree with at least
18 graduate credit hours in a
curriculum and instructional area and
teaching experience in a preK-12
public school setting.
The primary responsibility of ari
Instructor/Coordinator at FGC is to
teach college level courses, advise
students, develop schedules,
curriculum development, help with
budgeting and planning. The person in
this position is expected to allocate
time for scheduled teaching
assignments, office hours during which
the students may have access to the
instructor, and for planning and support
for programs under them.
Salary: Based on degree and
experience. Review of'applications
will begin: Immediately, open until
I filled
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 1386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814
E-Mail: humanr(,fqc.edu
FGC is actited by the Commission on Colleges of the
South Association of Collegesand Schools.
VP/ADA/EAIEO College in Education and Employment

100 Job

Activity Aide
Avalon Healthcare Center is
currently accepting applications
for the part time position of
Activity Aide.
Please apply at Avalon
Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Center, 1270 S.W. MainrBlvd.:
Lake City, Florida 32055
or fax resume to 386-752-8556
386-752-7900 EOE

Collector/Customer Care
for call center. Must be fast friend-
ly & efficient. Apply online iat

or Please send resume
to: 197 SW Waterford Ct. Lake
City, Fl 32025 .Att: Joey Kitaif.
Please send resume for call center
position only. There are no other
positions at this. time.

Drivers- Professionals willing to
Team. $4500-5500/mo avg.
Great Benefits, Hometime!
HAZ Freight & Explosives.
CDL-A. 800-835-9471

Machine Operator and
2nd person to cut material.
Hafners 386-755-6481

.* t(.
Responsible for development and
supervision of program areas.
Implement and maintain the Bachelor
of Science degree in Nursing.
program, continue to expand all
program areas and resources,
provide effective leadership, manage
multiple budgets, and understand
strong personnel management.
Requires a masters degree and
eligibility for or hold a Florida Nursing
license or closely related field, and at
least five years of progressive
administrative experience, a strong
background in program design and
accreditation, and a valid driver's
* license. Desirable Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in Nursing or health'
related field preferred. Record of
teaching at tenured professor level;
experience in business in conjunction
with health background. Experience
in the community college
teaching/working environment.
Salary: Based on Degree and
Application Deadline: Open Until
Filled. .
Persons interested'should provide
College application, vita, and
photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts niust be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications
available on web at: www.fqc.eduy
S 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: humanralfqc.edu
FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EQ College in Education and

100 Job
Full Time Bull Dozer Operator
needed for FJ Hill Construction.
Experienced required
Call 386-752-7887
MECHANIC for busy truck shop.
Experience required with own
tools. Southern Specialized
New Business Expanding to North
Florida. Looking for motivated
individuals. Will be having
Opportunity Meeting.
Call 386-754-8811 for details
Now accepting resumes for a
general manager for Mochi Frozen
Yogurt. Full time 50-60 hrs per
week. Scheduled to open in
March. Please mail to: 1396 NE'
20th Ave. Bldg 300 Ocala, FL
34470 or email to:

120 Medical
1 0 Employment

SPhysical 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.

Radiation Therapist PRN
Opening. The Cancer Center at
Lake City is currently seeking
qualified-applicants for a Radia-
tion Therapist PRN.opening.
Current Radiation Therapist cer-
tification plus
licensure to practice, as a
Radiologic Technologist in the
State of Florida required.
Applicants should submit their
resume to:
Please include
"Radiation Therapist" in the
subject line of your e-mail.

Experienced Medical Assistant
needed for busy family practice.
Must be a dependable team
player and have knowledge of
Electronic. medical records.
Expereinced only need apply.
Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl
386-754-3657 or email
to office manager: at

Medical practice needs
Ophthalmic Technician.
FT or 'T. Experience preferred.
Fax resume 386-755-7561.

240 Schools &

Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-02/06/10
Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-02/13/12
*LPN 03/12/12
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or

310 Pets & Supplies
American/English mix puppies. 9
weeks old. Tails docked.
'$100.00 each Firm.
Health Papers, Home Rasied,
Males-$350, Females-$300
Parents on-site 752-2394
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.

407 Computers
DELL Computer,
386-755-9984 or .

420 Wanted to Buy
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

All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.

440 Miscellaneous
GUNSHOW: 02/18 & 02/19
@ The Columbia County
Fairgrounds, HWy 247. Lake City.
.Sat 9am 4pm, Sun 9am-3pm.
Info: 386-325-6114
Good Things
450 to Eat
,The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinembunt Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961-1420

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460 Firewood
It's Getting Colder!! Firewood
$65. Truck Load. we will call you
back. We deliver under 20 mi
$100 per load. Over 20 mi $120
per load. Joey 965-0288. Lv mess.
630 Mobile Homes
for Rent
1 BR/1 BA Furnished, all utilities
included + satellite,
$125 week, $125 deposit.
Call 386-758-6939
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
2/1 w/screen porch. CH/A Lg yard
in quiet, clean, safe, well
maintained Owner Operator park.
Water, garbage incl. Ref. Req'd
$475.mo $475.dep. 386-719-9169
2/2 Units.
Free Water,
sewer and trash pickup.
386-984-2025 or 386-984-2063
Water & Garage included No Pets.
$550. mo. $450. security deposit,.
386-752-9898 or 386-365-3633
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779
Newly remodeled 2/2 MH, Lake
City, FL. Quite area, lg lot. No
Pets. 1st ($400) & Sec. ($300) due,
before move in last month rent will
be split over the first 4 months.
Please call Jenn 386-454-7724

640 Mobile Homes
I for Sale
Jacobson Homes Factory Outlet
Prices! New 2012 3/2 start at
$39,900 and New 4/2's start at
$49,900. All new homes inc
delivery and set up, ac-skirt and
steps. North Pointe Gainesville
New And Used! North Pointe
Homes in Gainesville has 4 used
homes in stock! Don't delay as
these will go Fast.
Call North Pointe in Gainesville
(Hwy 441, 6 Blocks north of
Hwy 222) (352)872-5566
Palm Harbor Homes
New 2012 Models
$15K Off All Homes
800-622-2832 ext 210
65 Mobile Home
650 &Land
3br/2ba 2.75 ac. w/fiSh pond.
Small down plus $750 month
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
10 Unfurnished Apt.
710 ForRent

Brandywine Apartments
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 & bckgrnd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652
Large & clean. lbr/lba apt.
CH/A Ig walk in closet. Close to
town. $395. mo and $350. dep.
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
NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled
1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living
room. $450. mo plus sec.
386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Winter Special! 1 Month FREE
with 1 year lease. Updated Apt,
w/tile floors/fresh paint.
Great area. 386-752-9626

720 Furnished Apts.
2 For Rent
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands.
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135.
2 persons $150. weekly
730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent

Century 21/
The Darby Rogers Group
Totally remodeled in down
town White Springs 3/2
16884 53rd Road Wellborn
3/2 $800./mo
1306 NW Scenic Lake Drive,
Lake City 3/2 spacious
home/Lake Front $1,650./mo
453 SW Mayflower Glen
Forth White 2/1 $750./mo
Kayla Carbono 386-623-9650
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 downtown & shopping.
$485. mo $585 dep.
2BR/1BA House with yard.
Near College & Airport.
o. $ mo. $450. sec. 386-752-0335
Monday -Friday 8A-4P
3BR/1BA w/CH/A, Located in the
country. Credit check required.
$500. mo. $500 Deposit
No Pets!! 386-752-3225
3BR/2BA NEW construction
Lease option. 1st, last plus $400
sec.$900. mo. South of town.
Credit ref's req'd. 386-755-9476
Brick 3br/2ba Large yard, garage,
CH/A. 179 SW Stanley Ct. Lake
City. $900. mo + $850 dep.
Call 386-365-8543
Spacious 3br/2ba home in town
with large bonus room, recently
remodeled. $900.mo. includes yard
service. NO PETS. Ist/last/sec Dep.
required. 386-867-9231

750 Business &
750 Office Rentals
576 sq' $450/mth
.900 sq' $600/mth
3568sq' $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 11 00sq ft each.
'Located SE Baya Ave.
Call 386-755-3456 for info
For Rent or Lease: Former Doc-
tors office, Former professional
office & Lg open space: avail on
East Baya Ave. Competitive rates.
Weekdays 386-984-0622
evenings/weekends 497-4762
Office for Lease, was Dr's office
$8 sqft/2707 sqft
Oak Hill Plaza
Tom 961-1086, DCA Realtor

805 Lots for Sale
All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and'
people securing custody of chil-
dren under the age of 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby in-
formed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are availa-
ble on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777,
the toll free
telephone number to the hearing
impaired is 1-800-927-9275,

High Visibility
All utilities furnished including Internet
Kitchen and bathroom facilities included
Partially furnished
Several size offices available

Please call Buddy Slay@386-755-1666
or Dale DeRosia@386-623-3004


1994 33' Air Bus
Automatic dome satellite
dish, 2 AC's, gas heat,
micro, 2 dr. fridge/freezer,


810 Home for Sale
3 Bed/I Bath home on
Poplar St.
Nice yard and carport.
$48.000 call 484-678-6385
FSBO Custom 3br/2.5ba. 1748sqft
Eastside Village. Oversized garage
w/extra garage in rear. Lg master
w/shower & tub. $149,000
386-752-2783 or 904-631-7390
Live on a Golf Course. 3/2 brick
on 1/2 ac. Formal living, dining &
family room. 2 car garage.
$129,900 Frank 386-984-5217

820 Farms &
4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Call 352-215-1018
Owner Financed land with only
$300 down payment. Half to ten ac
lots. Deas Bullard/BKL Properties
386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com

870 Real Estate
870 Wanted.
I Buy Houses
Quick Sale Fair Price

920 Auto Parts
& Supplies
4 TIRES with matching
aluminum Rims. 5-lug.
Off F-150. 265/70/17
$175.00 FIRM. 386-365-5099

930 Motorcycles
Glide Classic. 2006. 12,500 mi
LOADED $12,000.

940 Trucks
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 P/U. Sil-
ver, bedliner, flow master exhaust.
Back air shocks. Runs excellent.
115k mi. $3,500. 386-758-7969

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Florida Crown
Career Center
1389 Hwy. 90 W., Suite 170
Lake City, Fl. 32055

S&S is proud to announce that Wendy's

has joined the S&S family of businesses.

S&S has partnered with Florida Crown Employment to hold a

Job Fair at the Lake City Mall on

February 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM until 6 PM.

Applications and interviews will be conducted

at time of Job Fair. We will be looking for -50

full and part-time employees.

Benefits available for full-time employees:

Health, dental

and life insurance

O Sick leave

Vacation pay
S&S is a drug free workplace.
Contact Florida Crown for more details.,


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2006 EF250
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Wednesday, February 15,2012 www.lakecityreporter.com


Injured boomers beware:

Know when to see doctor

AP Medical Writer
Editor's notes:AgingAmerica
is an AP project examining the
aging of the baby boomers and
the impact that this silver tsu-
nami will have on the commu-
nities in which they live.
CHICAGO It happened to
nurse Jane Byron years after
an in-line skating fall, business .
owner Haralee Weintraub
while doing "men's" push-ups,
and avid cyclist Gene Wilberg
while lifting a heavy box.
"It" is that pop, strain or
suddenly swollen joint that
reminds active older -adults
they aren't as young as they'd
like to think.
Even among the fittest baby
boomers, aging bodies just
aren't as nimble as young
ones, and they're more prone
to minor damage that can turn
serious if ignored or denied.
But not every twist, or turn
S neds medical attention, and
knowing when it's OK to self-
treat pays off in the long run,
in dollars and in health.
Costly knee replacements
have more than tripled in
people aged 45-64. in recent
years and a study released
last week found that nearly
1 in 20 Americans older than
50 have these artificial joints.
But active boomers can avoid
that kind of drastic treatment
by properly managing aches 4 '
and pains.
Injuries that need immedi-
ate treatment cause excru-
ciating, unrelenting pain, or
force you to immediately stop
your activity and prevent nor- ASSOCIATED PRESS
mal motion. Examples are a With her stationary bike in the background, Jane Byron poses for a photograph at her home in the Queens borough of New York. Byron, 51, a nurse, has
swollen, bent elbov that won't had two knee replacements. Costly knee replacements have more than tripled in people aged 45-64 in recent years and a study released last week found
that nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have these artificial joints. But active boomers can avoid that kind of drastic treatment by properly managing
BOOMERS continued on 2D aches and pains.

Tips for men to stay

healthy as they age

With age comes wisdom. Unfortunately,'it also
comes with an increased threat of developing cer-
tain health problems.
Prostate cancer and other diseases affect a dis-
proportionately large amount of American men..
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation
(PCF), more than 16 million men are affected by
the disease globally, and American men represent
nearly 2.5 million of that figure.
Given these statistics, American men should be
especially vigilant about their health. With a few
lifestyle tweaks and attitude adjustments, you can
help stay healthy as you age.
Eat Right.
If you've eaten a particular way your whole
life, you might find it difficult to change. But cut-
ting out the junk in favor of fruits, vegetables and
whole grains is well worth the effort. Not only
will you look and feel better, certain foods have
even been proven to reduce your risk of develop-
ing diseases like prostate cancer, coronary heart
disease and diabetes.
Opt for fish over red meat. Evidence from
several studies suggests that fish can help protect
against prostate cancer because it contains "good
fat," particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Choose olive
oil over margarine. While monounsaturated fat
found in olive oil is beneficial to health, trans-fatty
acids contained in margarine contribute to clogged
arteries, high cholesterol and an increased risk of

stroke and heart attack.
' Stay Active
A sedentary lifestyle contributes to your risk of
obesity, heart disease and cancer. You don't need
to become a marathon runner, however, to experi-
ence benefits from a more active lifestyle. Start
with what you can handle, like a 20 minute walk
once a day. If you have bad joints, consider a low
impact activity like swimming.
Get Checked
While it's always important to be open with
your physician about your health and your fami-
ly's health history, starting at age 40 it becomes
crucial. The older you are, the more likely you are
to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and other
diseases. In fact, more than 65 .percent of all pros-
tate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of
65, according to PCE
Your doctor can help you determine your risk
of developing various diseases, and make recom-
mendations accordingly. Regular doctor's visits
are also an important component of early diag-
nosis. While these tests may not be fun, they can
save your life. If you have a history of prostate
cancer in your family, consider a yearly rec-
tal examination and a Prostate-Specific Antigen
(PSA) test starting in your forties, or even earlier
if your doctor recommends it

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Exercise is of vital importance to continued good health for men as they


Making your home senior-friendly

More seniors than ever
before are living healthy
independent lives well into
their golden years. And
a vast majority want to
remain in their homes as
long as possible, according
to the National Aging in
Place Council.
However, most houses
were not built to adapt to
our changing needs as we
"The good news is there
are many simple ways to
make a home more func-
tional for your needs as you
age," says Shannon Sims,
marketing communications
manager for Therma-Tru
Corp. -
By 2030, Americans 65
and older will make up 20
percent of the population.
For those wishing to make
aging-in-place easier, there
are several things to con-
De-clutter Rooms
Eliminate clutter that
could get in your way, such
as planters and small con-,
sole tables.
Pay attention to area
rugs and other tripping
hazards. And if you have
wood floors and carpet-
ing, install transition strips
where they adjoin..
Your Entryway
To ideally accommodate a
wheelchair, the doorway to
your home should be at least
32-inches wide. Even with-
out a wheelchair, a wider
opening can be' beneficial
when entering and exiting.


Making your home senior-friendly isn't as hard as it sounds.

There ,.are different
doors you can' install
to meet your mobility
needs and personal style.
For example; Therma-
Tru offers 42-inch wide
entry doors in its Classic-
Craft Rustic Collection
and Classic-Craft Oak
Collection, to allow for
easier access and for dra-

matic and elegant curb
Also consider how the
door swings. A door that
swings in may be easier to
operate than one swinging
out. A remodeling contrac-
,tor can help determine what
your home can accommo-
date structurally, provide
recommendations for styles

and handle installation.
Tweak Bathrooms and
Lowering countertops
in your kitchen and bath-
room can make using
them easier. And consider
grab-bars for showers and
bathtubs. For their part,
curbless showers and
bathtubs with entrances

that open can reduce the
possibility of falling.
Get a Grip
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention, 67 million
adults will have doctor-diag-
nosed arthritis by the year
2030. For them, just turning
a doorknob can be painfully
difficult. Consider install-

ing lever-style handles on
exterior and interior doors.
And choose ones with a
multi-point locking system
for ease of opening, such
as those from Therma-Tru,
which also provide greater
security and stability.

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BOOMERS: As injuries mount, thee een it time to see a doctor

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straighten, or. a knee that
collapses when you try,
to staiid, said Dr. Charles
Bush-Joseph, a sports med-
icine specialistat Chicago's
Rush University Medical
, Treatment for more run-
of-the mill activity-related
injuries is less clear-cut.
* A good rule of ,thumb
for lower-body injuries.
is this: "If you're able to
bear weight, it's safe to
self-treat," at least initially.-
Evenr if taking a few steps*
is painful, just being able
to put weight'on an injury
means its probably not a
medical emergency, Bush-
Joseph said.
The key for most inju-
ries is what happens over
the next two to three days.
If things start to improve
- less pain, more range
of motion then there's
often no need to see a doc-
tor. But if pain or swell-
ing don't subside with self-
help, then it's time to make
an appointment.'
,.Common injuries in
active boomers include:
S--Tendinitis painful
inflamed tendons in the
elbow, shoulder or knee.
The condition is often.
caused by repetitive action,
such as swinging a golf
club or tennis racket, espe-
cially when not using the
proper form.
-Tears to the meniscus,
cartilage that cushions the
knee but that becomes
more brittle with age and
prone to injury, especial-
ly from sudden twisting.
Tears often cause .a "pop"
sensation and a feeling like
the knee is catching while
-Back pain, often from
arthritis or aging discs in
the lower spine. Impact
exercise including running,
and using the back instead
of leg muscles to lift heavy
weights can contribute.
? Most can be treated with
things like ice to curb swell-
ing immediately after the
injury, hot pads or other
heat treatment for pain,
over-the-counter painkill-
ers, and rest
In some ways, Jane
Byron exemplifies the best
- and worst ways to
handle those injuries.
At 51, the New York
City cancer nurse is a self-
described exercise "mani-

ac." Her daily workouts.
oftei include walking, biik-
-ing, leg pressing 400-pound.
weights and stair-climbing
at her gym.
All that exercise has,
kept her- extremely fit, and
she rejects the -idea that
she might be overdoing it
So she 'had some choice
words for the doctor who
suggested she: consider
slowing down a bit when
her right knee swelled up
six years ago.
His diagnosis Was torn
cartilage likely from a 1999
fall while in-line skating.
Byron had never been in
pain nor sought treatment
for that injury until the
swelling began.
She had the cartilage sur-
gically repaired and injec-
tions of lubricant medicine
for knee arthritis. But she
continued rigorous work-
outs right up until 2010,
when she developed hip
pain, probably from walk-
ing funny to favor her bum
knee. By then she needed
both knees replaced, but
a physical therapist told
her that being so fit would
speed her recovery. Within
a week after both surger-
ies, she was back riding an
indoor bike.
Overdoing it can aggra-

vate .minor injuries, but
.abandoning activity isn't
a gooad solution, either,
because exeIrcise has
so many health benefits,
said Dr. Steven Haas, an
.orthopedic -specialist at
the Hospital for Special
Surgery in New York City.
Instead, make sure you're
well-conditioned and "listen
to your body," Haas said.
Switching to less rigorous
activities is sometimes the
answer. "If your knee is kill-
ing you every day after you
yrun, you're probably not
doing the right sport"
Haralee Weintraub, 58,:
Changed her exercise rou-,
tine after injuring her back
during a "boot-camp" .class
at her gym two years ago.
'The first time it happened,
the Portland, Ore., online
business owner was doing
"full-out toe men's push-
ups." A few months later
the same thing happened
during leg squats pain
that started in her lower
back and shot down her
leg. Because it was hard to
stand, she went both times
to the doctor, who diag-
nosed sciatica, common
nerve pain likely caused by
an aging disc in her lower
back, and by overuse.
A physical therapist

hlad her do exercises to
strengthen muscles in her
abdomen 'and near the sci-
atic nerve in her back, and
leg exercises to stretch the:
buttocks' gluteal muscles.
Weintraub has switched
to gentler' "girls" knee
push-ups and stopped
doing lunges. But she. still
likes to snowshoe, bicycle,
Shike and walk, and is deter-
mined to stayfit.
"Hopefully I'll have
another 25 years of activity,
and not be compromised
with .'physical mobility
issues," she said. '
Unlike Weintraub, Gene
Wilberg- ried to tough out
his injury, which probably,
prolonged his recovery.,
The tip-bff that he should
have gotten treatment
sooner was .persistent pain
that interfered with his:
usual activities.
The 62-year-old
Naperville, Ill., business
consultant was helping
his daughter move into
an apartment two years
ago when he felt a sud-
den pain in his upper iight
arm while lifting a box. The
pain persisted and made it
difficult to twist open jars
and pursue hobbies includ-
ing cycling 15-plus miles a
week and skiing. He even-

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tually just stopped using
that arm.
After a few months
Wilberg went to the doctor,
who found a partial bicep
tendon tear in his upper
'arm. Surgery was a-possibil-
ity, but Wilberg wanted, to
try physical therapy instead.
It took about four months to
get his arm back in shape,
lifting light dumbbells and
using resistance bands.
Wilberg says he was told not
using' his arm had allowed
*the muscles to atrophy. '
"If you wait too long.
sometimes you actually.
just end up delaying your
overall recovery" and add-
ing to the cost, of medi-
cal treatment, said Nathan
Sels, Weintraub's physical
Rob Landel, a physical
therapist and professor at
the University of Southern
California, says many of his
baby boomer patients try
to cram all their exercise
and activity into a weekend
but do nothing during the
week to prepare. That puts
extra stress on bodies and
raises chances for injuries.
So, forexample, for those
who like to go on long week-
end runs, he recommends
treadmill sessions or short
jogs during the week, or

other leg-strengthening
There's growing evi-
dence that stretching right
before an activity can hurt
your performance, Landel
said. After a run or ten-
nis match is a better time
to stretch, when muscles
are warmed-hp. And rou-
tinely doing stretching arid
strengthening exercises
during the week helps keep
muscles strong and limber.
Landel knows that from
personal experience. He's
53 and has painful tendini-
tis in both knees from play- -
ing volleyball for more than
30 years. That sometimes
makes it difficult to get up
and down on floor mats
while helping patients with
"Ifs kind of embarrassing
working with patients and
you have to kind of crawl up
the furniture to stand up. If I
just exercise my legs, then I
don't have those problems,"
Landel said.
Leg presses and other
exercise that build up
strength reduce his pain,
and help his volleyball
game, too, he said.
"The stronger you are,
the better your joints toler-
ate stress," he said.


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Living better on a fixed income

With retirement accounts and real estateA
values still recovering from the recession,
and living costs on the rise, many retired
seniors are struggling to pay their bills. .
According to the National Council on Aging,
20 million Americans, 60 years of age or
older, are economically insecure...
But experts say that with the right tools
and planning, you can avoid money woes.
"The first step is to get a handle on
your finances," advises Aaron Forth, Vice
President and General Manager of' Intuit
Personal Finance Group. Knowing more
about your current financial situation
means you can more effectively stick to a
Luckily, new tools are helping seniors on
a fixed income to do just that. There are
many things you can do to help make ends ,
meet in an uncertain economy:
Work From Home
If inflation is causing.your living expens-
es to rise, but you're on a fixed-income,
you may want to consider taking on some
part-time work to supplement your funds.
Working from home is becoming an increas-
ingly easy option for seniors who may be
less mobile than during their younger days.
Many companies hire part-time freelancers
to complete work remotely. From tutor-
ing to transcription services, '-you 'can earn
extra dollars without getting off the couch.
Budget Online
If you're still squinting over your check-
book ledger, it's time to try something ,
new. I
"Let software do the heavy lifting for
you," advises Aaron Forth, Vice President .
and General Manager of Intuit Personal
Finance Group. "It's. easy to make costly
mistakes like missing bill payments when
you're doing it all by hand.".
Take advantage of free services on the
Internet like Mint.com For those who
prefer managing money on the desktop,
purchase financial, software like Quicken
to help you manage your finances, create a
budget, and meet financial goals.
Cut Expenses
You may be familiar with tradition- .
al coupon clipping, but online sites like "".
LivingSocial and Groupon 6an help you
find helpful local deals on the things you
need, such as medical exams and food, or
the things you want, like birthday presents
for your grandchildren. Just be careful to
not get carried away on purchases. The
best way to do this is to stick to goods and
services that you would have bought at full
cost anyway.
And, of course, trim back on unnecessary
expenditures. For example, many television
programs are available for free online, mak- .
ing your cable bill a redundant expense.
Likewise, if you use a mobile phone, con-.
sider eliminating your landline. p
Even, if you're living on a fixed income
there's no need to go into debt. By tracking >.
your sources of income and your expendi- -
tures, you can achieve your financial goals
and avoid debt.
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Finding friends who share yourI interests

Even if you're the life of
the party, making friends
who share your enthusi-
asm for your hobbies is
not always easy. Especially
for those of us who have
unusual interests. Baton
twirling .anybody?
While not all hobbies
will easily win you friends
like joining a sports team
or forming a band, there
are many new and old
tools to help hook you up
with like-minded people,
ho matter how obscure
your interests are:
Can't Beat 'Em? Join
If your friends never
take your book recom-
mendations, or they
always decline your invi-
tations to play tennis, it's
time join a club. Check
message boards online or
in your community for list-
ings. If you don't find what
you're looking for, post
your own ad and start a
club yourself!
Taking classes is also
an excellent way to meet
people with your hobbies.
From dancing to photog-
raphy to cooking, you'll
meet people and learn
something too.
Go Alone
Having trouble finding a
companion for the opera?
Get up the courage and
attend alone. There's no
shame in pursuing your
interests solo. And once
you're there, you'll be sur-
rounded by people who
have at least one thing in

common with you. So be
very friendly.
After all, there's no bet-
ter place to meet someone
to take to the next event.
Go Online
You may not find any-
one in your community
who shares your love
of 'model rockets, but
there's an entire world
of people out there, who
you can meet "face-to-
face" online.
"New tools are allowing
people around the world
to connect online in a very
authentic way," says Jamie
Snider, Co-founder of
Yowie.com, a video chat-
ting website.
Consider joining a
free site like Yowie.com ,
where users with common
interests connect through
group online video chats.
Hold virtual club meet-
ings and discussions from
the comfort of your own
home. The site not only
enables virtual "face-to-
face chats" but also allow
you to share other media,
like your favorite YouTube
videos, mid-chat.
Look for a site that
has measures of protec-
tion like privacy settings.
Yowie, for example, has a
reputation scoring system
so you can make informed
decisions about who you
interact with on the site.
Volunteering is a great
way to meet people who
care about the same
things as you. Stuff enve-

Group video chat websites make it easy for people with common interests to connect online.

lopes for a political cam- be had when you work to join a club, or just gain
paign or serve food at with others toward a com- feedback on a project,
a soup kitchen. There's mon cause. take advantage of oppor-
plenty of camaraderie to Whether you're looking tunities to connect with

like-minded folks locally
and globally.
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Rare diseases affect millions

One in 10 Americans is
currently affected by a rare
disease. For these people,
getting properly diagnosed
and treated can be a chal-
Studies have shown it
often takes five years or
longerto receive an accu-
rate diagnosis of a rare
disease, according to the
National Organization for
Rare Disorders (NORD).
And once diagnosed, many
patients and families don't
know where to turn for
treatment or support
"Nearly 30 million
Americans are living with
the challenges of a rare dis-
ease, but they are under-
served and often ignored
by the medical system,"
said Peter Saltonstall,
President and CEO of
NORD. "Despite the chal-
lenges, many people with
rare diseases display tre-
mendous courage and
strength, living their daily
lives with disabling and
mysterious symptoms."
To draw attention to rare
diseases as an important
public health issue, NORD
sponsors Rare Disease
Day, which is held on the
*last day of February every
year. Details can be found
at RareDiseaseDay.us.
In the US, any dis-
ease affecting fewewthan
200,000 Americans is con-
sidered rare. According to
the National Institutes of
Health, there are nearly
7,000 rare diseases, and
about 75 percent of them
affect children.
Dave Crawford of Dallas
knows firsthand the chal-
lenges of suffering from
a rare disease., For more
than 50 years, Crawford
suffered from daily myste-
rious symptoms including
red, bumpy skin rashes,
fevers, conjunctivitis, head-
aches, joint swelling, and
muscle aches. The symp-
toms often occurred after
exposure to cold or damp
air, but also flared sponta-
neously. Crawford's moth-
er, grandmother and great-
grandmother had also lived
with the same painful symp-
toms, but never received a
It wasn't until 2010 that
Crawford was finally diag-
nosed with Cryopyrin-
Associated Periadic
Syndromes (CAPS) a
group of rare genetic dis-
eases that affect an estimat-

Most rare diseases go undiagnosed, so it's vital to know your family history.

ed 300 people in the US.
"After suffering from daily
symptoms for decades, itwas
a tremendous relief to get a
conclusive diagnosis," said
Crawford. "My doctor and I
have developed a treatment
plan that keeps the inflam-
mation and other symptoms
well under control."
"CAPS is a serious and
lifelong, inflammatory dis-
ease that is treatable, but
often misdiagnosed or
undiagnosed because few
physicians are familiar with
it, and its symptoms may
resemble other illnesses,"
said Dr. Hal Hoffman,
Professor of Pediatrics and
Medicine at the University
of California, a specialist
in rare inherited inflamma-
tory disorders whose lab

identified the gene respon-
sible for CAPS.
Though rare diseases
are often overlooked, it's
important to learn your
family's health history as
many are .passed down
through generations.
To learn more about
CAPS and take a dis-
ease questionnaire, visit
com/rare If' you or
someone you love have
already been diagnosed'
with CAPS, share your
experience with others
at CAPSConnectUSA.
com/rare Both web-
sites are provided by
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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