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Confederate soldiers prepare to load a cannon while a replica of the CSS Virginia, known before the Civil War as the USS Merrimack, floats on Lake DeSoto
Friday during the opening skirmish of the Battle of Olustee re-enactment, set for Sunday. The skirmish recreates an 1862 battle between the Virginia and the
USS Monitor, both ironclads, which marked the beginning of modem naval warfare. As in the actual battle, the replicas of the two ships, built by Lake City resi-
dent Ken Hohmann, fought to a draw; Rain reduced the size of the crowd this year but only heightened the spectacle.
A day of reflection, learning
recalls mindset of
By TONY BRITT
A soldier's description
of the .bleached bodies of
dead soldiers on the bat-
tlefield or of hearing the
screams of the wounded,
arE grim reminders of the
horrors of war.
Friday morning Chuck
Hall, Florida Gateway
College president, etched
those scenes in listeners'
minds during the keynote
address at the Memorial
Service for Civil War
veterans at the Oaklawn
Cemetery, paying hom-
age to troops who fought
and died in the Battle of
Olustee and other Civil
Hall used quotes and
excerpts from letters that
Union and Confederate JASON MATTHEW WALKERILake Ci Reyporiler
troops wrote to their fami- Ann Butler Brown (from left), the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chaplain of General and past president;
lies to paint the images Annette Lindsey-Hutson, the president of the Olustee Chapter of the UDC; and Sarah Buriaga, 9, a member;of the ,
Black Hawk Calvary Children of the Confederacy, pose next to a wreath during the Oaklawn Cemetery memorial
MEMORIAL continued on 6A service Friday.
Real-life history lessons for area students
By TONY BRITT,
OL'USTEE An opportunity
to see soldiers in the Union and
Confederate camps just hours -
before battle isn't to be found in
a history book.
However, several thousand
students had'an opportunity to
see the soldiers prepare their
weapons, groom their horses and
enjoy life off the battlefield, dur-J
ing the annual Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park Educational
Andrea Thomas, park services
specialist and media specialist for
the Olustee Battlefield Historic
State Park, said about 3,000 chil-
dren and adults attended activi-
ties at the park on Friday.
"We had a few school groups from
LESSONS continued on 6A TT
a member of
F, plays tradi-
tional music for
'as part of an
of Civil War life
Friday at the
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Space fever grips
the Cape, as it did a
By MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer
John Glenn fever gripped
Cape Canaveral on Friday,
just as it did half a century
ago when America was on
the verge of launching its first
man into orbit
Hundreds of NASA workers
jammed a space center audito-
rium, three days before the
.50th anniversary of Glenn's
historic flight, to see and hear
the first American to circle the
Earth. Then journalists got a
crack at Glenn, ever patient
at describing his momentous
flight aboard Friendship 7 and
the decades since.
The 90-year-old Glenn
was joined at both events by
Scott Carpenter, 86, the only
* other survivor of the original
Mercury 7 astronauts, as the
weekend of anniversary fes-
Glenn said he recollects the
flight so often it seems like it
took place just a couple weeks
ago. He and Carpenter visited
their old launch pad, Complex
5Oth continued on 3A
From staff reports
an additional $66,000 in fund-
ing to pay for improvements
at the Golden Age Senior
Recreation Center in Lake
City at Thursday's meeting.
made the motion after he said
he visited the facility last week
and saw problems with the
facility such as bad carpeting
and limited operating hours.
"I was shocked when I went
out there," he said.
Williams said he was sur-
prised to learn to facility was
closed Mondays because of
"Senior citizens, they're our
role models," Williams said.
"We need,.to provide help to
our senior citizens in the gold-
en years of their lives."
Williams said seniors of all
races and backgrounds use
the facility on a regular basis.
agreed, saying he was "abso-
lutely in support" of Williams'
increased funding through
the end of the year and a per-
manent $100,000 increase in
funding in following years.
"They didn't come to us," he
said. "Commissioner Williams
went over there and saw the
But Commissioner Stephen
Bailey suggested approving
increased funding for just the
remainder of the year because
of the all the unfunded man-
dates the state legislature has
imposed on local governments
in recent years. He said there
SENIORS continued on 6A
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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Hometown to reclaim Houston at funeral
NEWARK, New Jersey Although
Whitney Houston was one of the
most famous people in the world, she
never felt comfortable in the spot-
Houston often spoke about feel-
ing uneasy in her role as a superstar.
Even as she prepared to stage a
comeback nearly three years ago,
she yearned to shed the celebrity-
centered, tabloid glare that came with
"I am not geared for it. It goes
along with the territory," she told The
Associated Press in a 2009 interview.
"I just want to be recognized for my
music and for what
it does and how it
inspires people and
how it makes people
feel as opposed to
talking about Whitney
all the time kind of
thing. That's all done. Houston
It's passed, and I
would just like to be
recognized for my music."
Houston will be recognized for
that, and for much more, on Saturday,
when her funeral is held at Newark's
New Hope Baptist Church, where
she sang with the choir as a young
girl. While she died last weekend in
tony Beverly-Hills, California, amid a
media and celebrity crush ahead of
her mentor Clive Davis' pre-Grammy
Awards party, her funeral will be a
chance to reclaim Whitney Houston
the person, instead of the icon.,
The church, which seats about 300
people, will be filled with friends, fam-
ily members and some .of her famous
connections. Kevin Costner, her co-
star in the movie blockbuster "The
Bodyguard," is scheduled to speak, as
is Davis, the music mogul responsible
for launching and guiding her career.
Her cousin and fellow singer, Dionne
Warwick, will be on the program,
as will friends including Alicia Keys,
Tyler Perry and gospel stars Donnie 'i
McClurklin, Kim Burrell and Cece
Ray J, who spent time with
Houston in her last days, also will be
in attendance. In a statement released
Friday, he expressed his devastation
over her loss and referred to her by
her nickname, Nippy.
R&B singer Thicke arrested
on minor drug charge
NEW YORK Police say R&B
singer-songwriter Robin Thicke
has been arrested on a minor drug
charge in New York City.
The 34-year-old is the son of Alan
Thicke, who played patriarch Jason
Seaver on the long-running ABC
sitcom "Growing Pains." He was
arrested early Friday afternoon in
Manhattan near Madison Square
Park. Police say he was pulled over
and they saw a joint inside his black
SUV. He was given a desk appear-
ance ticket and released.
His publicist had no comment.
Cirque de Soleil to perform
one-time-only Oscar piece
LOS ANGELES Aerialists, acro-
bats and contortionists from Cirque
du Soleil are among the guests at this
year's Academy Awards. .:
The three-minute performance at
the Oscars on Feb. 26 will bd among
the international troupe's biggest yet,
said Cirque du Soleil special events
director Yasmine Khalil, featuring
more than 50 artists. Most Cirque
shows employ 75 to 80 artists over
two hours, she said.
Cirque du Soleil has a H9llywood-
themed show now at the Kodak
Theatre, where the Oscars will be
presented, but the performance for
the awards telecast is "unique for this
one evening" and not taken from any
of thetroupe's 22 productions playing
around the world.
Kennedy is 87.
Former Sen. John
Warner, R-Va., is 85.
Movie director Milos
Forman is 80.
Singer Yoko Ono is
DeYoung (Styx) is 65.
Shepherd is 62.
Actor John Travolta
Game show host
Vanna White is 55.
Actor Matt Dillon is 48.
Rapper Dr. Dre is 47.
Ringwald is 44.
"Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? Shall trouble
or hardship or persecution or
famine or nakedness or danger
or sword? No, in all these things
we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us."
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Performers from those shows,
however, are heading to Hollywood.
Khalil says artists from Japan and
Russia are flying in to participate in
the Academy Awards segment After
the Oscar show, the performance
won't be presented anywhere again.
"The theme is very much in line
with paying tribute to the movie-the-
ater experience," Khalil said, adding
it was different from "Iris," Cirque's
show at the Kodak Theater, which is
billed as "a journey into the world of
Like "his," the music for ihe
troupe's Oscar performance was com-
posed by Danny Elfman.
Turns out, 'Degrassi' star
Hope died 5 years ago
TORONTO Actor Neil Hope,
who starred as Derek "Wheels"
Wheeler on the popular 1980s TV
series "Degrassi Junior High" and
had little contact with relatives and
friends in his final years, died alone in
an Ontario rooming house in 2007, his
former fiance confirmed Friday.
Ex-fiance Christina Boulard said\
Hope's family spent years trying to
track him down after hearing rumors
of his passing several years ago, but ,
only learned last month from police in'
Hamilton, Ontario, that he had died.
Boulard said the former star of
Canada's groundbreaking "Degrassi"
series died on Nov. 25, 2007, of
"natural causes" at the age of 35 but
declined to elaborate, only saying
Hope was diabetic.
Boulard, who last saw Hope in 2002,
said it was not unusual for him to cut
ties with friends and family for some-
times a year at a time.
"Neil was a very private person. He
didn't have the best life, there were
times when he would go a while with-
out seeing or talking to his family,",
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Dad released after
plea deal in death
VERO BEACH A cen-
tral Florida man has.been
sentenced to time served
- nearly nine years for.
the death of his infant
Scripps Treasure Coast
Newspapers reports that
Evers spent a total of 3,192
days at the Indian River
County Jail and a state
mental treatment facility
before pleading no contest
Friday to manslaughter.
Evers had been facing
charges of murder and
aggravated child abuse
for the 2002 shaken-
baby death of 4-month-old
Katherine. If convicted, he
could have been sentenced
to life in prison. Friday's
plea deal makes him a free
Man gets 12 years
for crash, fleeing
ORLANDO A central
Florida man has been sen-
.tenced to 12 years in prison
for causing a fatal crash
while trying to escape
An Orange County
judge sentenced 24-year-
old Kenny Zarzuela on
Thursday after he was con-
victed of vehicular homi-
cide and fleeing authorities.
Authorities say Orlando
officers tried to pull
Zarzuela over in January
2010 after he ran a red
light Zarzuela tried to
speed away but ran into an
SUV driven by 42-year-old
Spencer George Owens.
Judge: Explorers must
give Spain treasures
TAMPA A federal
judge has ruled that the
Spanish government will
next week take control of
a vast shipwreck treasure
found by Florida deep sea
U.S. Magistrate Judge
James Pizzo approved
Spain's plan Friday to take
possession of the 594,000
silver coins and other
artifacts salvaged from the:
wreck of Nuestra Senora
de las Mercedes in 2007.
James Goold, an attor-
ney for the Spanish-gov-
ernment, said'that the .
coins will likely be moved
by Feb. 24.-
A U.S. district court
and federal appeals courts
ruled against Odyssey in
its bid to keep most or all'
of the treasure. Spain con-.
tended that it never sur-
rendered ownership of the
sunken galleon Nuestra
Senora de las Mercedes.-
Life in prison given to
man in fatal stabbing
- A South Florida man has
been sentenced to life in
prison for fatally stabbing
his former underage girl-
A Broward County judge
Alfredo Oliveira Friday. He
pleaded guilty last month to
Officials say 17-year-
old Jackline De Melo
was stabbed 32 times
in December 2006.
Authorities say Oliveira
actually used two different
knives because the first one
broke halfway through.
According to the South
Florida Sun Sentinel,
Oliveira gave De Melo a
place to stay after the girl
ran away from her family.
She was 16 at the time, but
Oliveira claims she told
him she was older.
Oliveira's defense attor-
ney portrayed him as a
struggling Christian who
knew the right path but
snapped when De Melo
told him they had no future
and insulted him.
Deputies nab suspect
in airport Rolex heist
Authorities in South
Florida have arrested a man
suspected of stealing an
expensive Rolex watch at an
airport security checkpoint
The Broward Sheriffs
Office says video of the theft
led them Friday to a Sunny
Isles Beach condominium'.
owned by 37-year-old Igor
Ramos. Deputies say Ramos
was wearing the $6,500
watch when he opened the
Investigators say they
used the video images to
check against passengers
that boarded various flights
around thetime of the.,
theft Tuesday from Fort,
International Airrt That
turned up a photo of Ramos,
who regularly flies between
New York and Florida buy-
ing and selling cars.
. Ramos was jailed Friday
on grand theft charges.
Court and jail records did
not list an attorney for him.
Coast Guard seizes
pot, 2 tons of cocaine
MIAMI- The Coast
Guard recently seized
nearly two tons of cocaine
and 940 pounds of marijua-
na after intercepting two
different speedboats in the
The drugs Were brought
ashore Thursday in-Key
West by the cutter Dallas.
. The cocaine-was seized
in December after crew
aboard the Dallas saw
people off a 40-foot speed-
boat dumping bales into
the water near Honduras.
Seventy-seven bales of
cocaine with an estimated
street value of $48 million
Four suspects were
taken to the U.S. Navy
base at Guantanamo Bay,
Also in December, the
Dallas intercepted a speed-
boat southwest of Jamaica
after watching those on
board dump bales into the
.water. That turned out to
be marijuana worth about
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Justices urged to limit redistricting review
By BILL KACZOR
TALLAHASSEE Challengers sub-
-mitted written arguments Friday asking
the Florida Supreme Court to reject the
Republican-controlled Legislature's plan
to redistrict itself while Attorney General
Pam Bondi urged the justices to conduct
an "extremely limited" review.
The Florida Senate also filed a brief
arguing the maps should be approved and
joining Bondi in suggesting that challeng-
ers, instead, be required to make more
detailed claims in lower courts.
The justices should presume the validity
of the Legislature's work, not attempt to
find a "perfect" plan and approve the maps
"unless there is obvious, facial error,"
A brief submitted by the Florida
Democratic Party also asked the justices to
allow parties to file subsequent challenges
if they decide they don't have enough time
to conduct a complete review.
Bondi, a Republican, submitted the plan
to the Supreme Court on Feb. 10, which
began a 30-day review period. Oral argu-
ment is scheduled for Feb. 29, just 10 days
before the justices must make decision.
The arguments focus on whether the
Legislature has complied with an anti-
gerrymandering amendment that voters
placed in the Florida Constitution in 2010
through a citizen initiative. They also
approved a second Fair Districts amend-
ment that covers congressional redistrict-
Both prohibit lawmakers from inten-
tionally drawing maps to favor or disfavor
incumbents and political parties. They
also protect minority voting rights, require
districts to be compact and say that exist-
ing political and geographic boundaries
should be followed if feasible.
"After striving and failing to defeat
the constitutional amendments ..., the
Legislature chose another tactic skill-
fully circumventing those demanding new
standards," the Democratic brief says.
Three groups that supported the Fair
Districts amendments the Florida
League of Women Voters, the National
Council of La Raza and Common Cause
- and the city of Lakeland also are chal-
lenging the maps. Lakeland's brief argues
that the Legislature shouldn't have split
the city between two Senate districts.
The Fair Districts organizations
wrote that while voters statewide rou-
tinely divide their votes almost equally
between Republicans and Democrats, the
Legislature's plan is likely to let the GOP
keep existing two-to-one majorities in the
House and Senate.
Their brief also notes that the 11th U.S.
District Court of Appeals found the Fair
Districts standards were meant to "maxi-
mize electoral possibilities by leveling the
playing field" in a ruling that upheld the
legality of the congressional amendment
"The Legislature's plans show that it
believes it is entitled to keep all the same
players on the field and to actually mini-
mize electoral possibility for any newcom-
ers wishing to join the game," the groups
Their legal team is led by Ron Meyer, a
Tallahassee lawyer who often represents
the Florida Education Association and
other labor unions.
The Democrats' lawyers include Joseph
Hatchett, a former Florida Supreme Court
justice and federal appellate judge, for-
mer House Speaker Jon Mills, also dean
emeritus of the University of Florida's law
school, and Marc Elias, general counsel
of the National Democratic Redistricting
Trust in Washington, D.C.
The Senate also has enlisted legal help
from the nation's capital in the form of
Michael Carvin, who argued before the
state Supreme Court on behalf of George.
W, Bush in the 2000 presidential election
The chamber's brief argues that the
Senate map complies with the Fair
Districts standards and follows recommen-
dations made by the Florida chapter of the
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People and Latinojustice in
respect to minority districts.
The Legislature passed a separate, redis-
tricting plan for Florida's congressional
districts. It is being challenged at the trial
court level as no Supreme Court review is
required for that map.
Terror suspect arrested near Capitol in FBI sting
By ERIC TUCKER and
WASHINGTON A 29-year-old
Moroccan man who believed he was work-
ing with al-Qaida was arrested Friday near
the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to
detonate what he thought was a suicide
vest that undercover operatives gave him,
Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria, Va., was
taken into custody with a gun that didn't
work and inert explosives, according to a
counterterrorism official. He arrived near
the Capitol in a van with the two under-
cover operatives, and walked toward the
building, according to court papers. He
was arrested before he left the parking
El Khalifi made a brief appearance
on Friday afternoon in federal court in
Alexandria, where a judge set a bail hear-
ing for Wednesday. After his arrest, FBI
agents raided a red brick rambler home
in Arlington, Va. A police car blocked the
A criminal complaint charges him with
knowingly and unlawfully attempting to
use a weapon of mass destruction against
property that is owned and used by the
United States. The charge carries a maxi-
mum penalty of life in prison. ,
El Khalifi, who was under constant sur-
veillance, expressed interest in killing at
least 30 people and considered targeting
a building in Alexandria and a restaurant,
synagogue and a place where military
personnel gather in Washington before he
settled on the Capitol after canvassing that
area a couple of times, the counterterror-
50th: Pioneer to mark milestone
Continued From Page 1A .
14; it was from the blockhouse there
that Carpenter called out "Godspeed John
Glenn" before the rocket ignited.
The national attention then was "almost
unbelievable," Glenn said, adding that he
and his colleagues learned to live with the
acclaim "or tried to anyway."
The early 1960s were a magical time
in Cape Canaveral and adjoining Cocoa
Beach, Carpenter said. "Everyone was
behind us. The whole nation was behind
what we were doing," he said.
Glenn's Friendship 7 capsule circled
Earth three times on Feb. 20, 1962.
Carpenter followed aboard Aurora 7 on
May 24, 1962.
Theywerethe third andfourthAmericans
to rocket into space. Alan Shepard and Gus
Grissom flew short .suborbital missions
in 1961, the same year the Soviet Union
launched two, cosmonauts into orbit on
The Cold War was raging, and America
was desperate to even the score. Glenn
could have died trying if the heat shield on
his capsule was loose as flight controllers
feared. But the protective shield was tight,
and Glenn splashed down safely.
Glenn, a U.S. senator for Ohio' for 24
years, returned to orbit aboard shuttle
Discovery in 1998, becoming the world's
oldest spaceman at age 77 and cementing
his super-galactic status.
"Flying in space at age 77, you've given
me hope. I've got a few good years left, and
I'm ready," Kennedy Space Center direc-
tor Robert Cabana, a former shuttle com-
mander, told Glenn. Another retired shuttle
commander, NASA Administrator Charles
Bolden Jr., shared how the Mercury astro-
nauts "really lit up the world for me in
terms of probability or possibility of things
that we could do."
Glenn recalled how the Mercury astro-
nauts traveled during their training to
Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast
off. It was a night launch, and the rocket
blew apart over their heads.
"That wasn't a very good confidence-
builder for our first trip to the cape," Glenn
said. Improvements were made, and Glenn
said he gained confidence in his Mercury-
Atlas rocket, a converted nuclear missile.
Otherwise, he said he would not have
Glenn and his wife., Annie, who turned
92 on Friday, were on hand Thursday eve-
ning for the attempted liftoff of the newest
of the Atlas rockets, an unmanned bolster
that NASA contractors hope one day will
carry astronauts. Windy weather forced a
scrub of the Navy satellite launch.
"Scrub! Welcome to the space program,"
Glenn said at the news conference held
in the old Mercury Mission Control, now
located at the Kennedy Space Center
Visitor Complex. "Not anything brand
new to me." Lousy weather spoiled Friday
night's launch attempt as well.
It took 11 tries for Glenn to get off
the pad in 1962. He boarded three times
before finally taking off, which he believes
created even more of a public frenzy over
On Saturday, Glenn and Carpenter
will reunite with more than 100 retirees
who worked on Project Mercury. And on
Monday, the actual anniversary, Glenn
will be feted at Ohio State University; its
school of public affairs bears his name.
Glenn said he's uncertain how hell mark
the exact time of liftoff- 9:47 a.m. come
Monday. He admitted sometimes forgetting
to mark the precise moment in the past But
not for this golden one, "for sure."
Besides reminiscing Friday, Glenn and
Carpenter spoke of the future of space
travel. When, asked by Cabana "given
where we've come, where are we going,"
Carpenter had a one-word response.
"Mars." The crowd applauded.
Glenn had more to offer, stressing the
importance of exploration as well as scien-
tific research. He criticized the previous
administration for promoting lunar bases
and Mars travel, but providing no funds,
and for canceling the space shuttle pro-
gram. "A big mistake," he said.
Glenn noted how NASA is relying on
the Russians to transport American astro-
nauts to and from the International Space
Station, now that the shuttles are retired.
That will continue until private U.S. com-
panies have spacecraft ready to fly crews,
an estimated five years away.
"What a big change that is from the
days when there were the depths of the
Cold War ... fueling a lot of the interest in
the space program," he said.
Carpenter said he deplores the fact that
America seems to have lost its resolve
to press ahead in space exploration, as
evidenced by NASA's small share of the
"I really miss my citizenship that was
once in a can-do nation," he said.
Another change in five decades: Glenn
pointed out how cellphones have "more
computing capacity than anything back
at the time when we were flying in '62."
Society has become so accustomed to
new things, he said, that it will be difficult
for NASA to generate the kind of excite-
ment that Project Mercury or Apollo's
Repeatedly Friday, Glenn and Carpenter
paid tribute to their five deceased
Mercury colleagues: Shepard, Grissom,
Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Deke
"We need five more chairs here," Glenn
told the NASA crowd.
The two pioneers received standing
ism official said. During the investigation,
El Khalifi went with undercover operatives
in January to a quarry in West Virginia to,
practice detonating explosives, according
to court documents.
He believed he was working with an al-
Qaida operative on the plot, according to
El Khalifi came to the U.S. when he was
16 years old and is unemployed and not
believed to be associated with al-Qaida.-
He had been under investigation for about
a year and had overstayed his visitor visa,
which expired in 1999, making him in the
country illegally, according to court docu-
' He told acquaintances in January 2011
that he agreed the "war on terrorism" was
a "war on Muslims" and that they needed
to be ready for war, the affidavit said.
Before settling on a plot to conduct a
suicide bombing in the Capitol, El Khalifi
considered blowing up an office build-
ing in Alexandria, where military officials
worked and a restaurant in Washington
to target military officials who gathered
there. He even purchased supplies that
included nails for the operation, according
to the affidavit.
Later, when he settled on bombing the
Capitol, El Khalifi asked his associates for
more explosives that could be detonated
by dialing a cellphone number. In January,
he unknowingly told authorities he wanted
to know if an explosion would be large
enough to destroy an entire building.
El Khalifi met with an undercover law
enforcement officer, who gave him an
automatic weapon that didn't work. El
Khalifi carried the firearin around the
room, practiced pulling the trigger and
looking at himself in the mirror..
A former landlord in Arlington said he
believed El Khalifi was suspicious and
called police a year and a half ago.
Frank Dyrda said when he told El Khalifi
to leave, the suspect said he had a right to
stay and threatened to beat up Dynda. The
former landlord said he thought El Khalifi
was making bombs, but police, told him to
leave the man alone. Dyinda had El Khalifi
evicted in 2010.
El Khalifi had at least one man stay-
ing with him and .claimed he was run-'
ning a luggage business from the apart-
ment, Dynda said, doubting that was true
because he never'saw any bags.
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the lead in
T he Swiss and more
power to them are
taking their noted-
tics of tidiness and
cleanliness to space.
In a development long over-
due among space-faring nations,
the Swiss are building what is
being called a "janitor satellite" to
retrieve and dispose of the grow-
ing cloud of space junk envelop-
Typically, the Swiss will use its
$11 million prototype CleanSpace
One to clean up after themselves
by grabbing two of their com-
munications satellites that are
being phased out Launch is to
be within three to five years.
NASA says that 500,000 pieces
of defunct satellites, spent rocket
boosters, old fuel tanks and way-
ward metal fragments are orbit-
ing Earth, occasionally colliding
'and creating even more junk
The Chinese were significant
contributors to this extraterres-
trial cloud of trash in 2007 when,
in a stunt that had no other
purpose than simply showing
off, they destroyed one of their
old satellites with a missile. The
result of that feckless exercise
was an estimated 150,000 frag-
ments of debris 3,000 of them
big enough to b6 tracked by
The vast distances make col-
lisions unlikely, but at speeds of
17,500 mph even a small piece of
debris could severely damage,
even destroy, a spacecraft or
The Swiss still have several
technical problems to overcome
in overtaking and capturing the
space debris. One drawback
to the current plan is that the
janitor satellite burns up along
with the garbage it collects on
The Swiss Space Center says it
plans to develop and sell a family
of ready-made satellite systems
for retrieving space junk. One
hopes that they can come up
with janitor satellites that can
send the trash to a fiery end
while remaining in space to con-
tinue the cleanup.
Indeed, their first customer
should be the Chinese space
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R reports of dead
voters are greatly
S While Democrats
dismiss voter fraud
as a collective Republican hal-
lucination, a study released
Tuesday by the Pew Center
on the States confirms the
GOP's concerns. The ghosts in
America's voting machines may'
be the least of our worries.
Pew has discovered that 1.8
million dead Americans are
registered to vote. Perhaps
worse, 2.75 million Americans
are enrolled in two states each,
while 68,725 are signed up in
three. Indeed, Pew found, "24
million one of every eight
- active voter registrations in
the United States are no longer
valid or are significantly inac-
This is just what America
needs in an election year.
The U.S. boasts atomic weap-
ons and an election apparatus
worthy of Laos. More charita-
bly, Pew states that America's
electoral systems "are plagued.
with errors and inefficiencies
that waste taxpayer dollars,
undermine voter confidence,
and fuel partisan disputes
over the integrity bf our elec-
tions. Voter registration in the
United States largely reflects
its 19th-century origins and
has not kept pace with advanc-
ing technology and a mobile
society. States' systems must be
brought into the 21st century to
be more accurate, cost-effective
Americans are highly peri-
patetic, with civilians and GIs
moving among their parents'
homes, college dorms, mili-
tary bases and large houses in
boom times, and returning to
modest dwellings when things
go bust Amid this tumult,
some people vanish from the
rolls while others wind up reg-
istered in multiple locations.
While most are innocents in
these situations, this confu-
sion also invites and facilitates
Abuse. I i
Exacerbating this mess, Pew
finds, America's "antiquated,
paper-based system remains
costly and inefficient" Oregon
and Wyoming spend about $4
to register and manage each
'active voter. Canada, in con-
trast, uses modern, private-sec-
tor, name-matching techniques
to process registrations. Cost-
35 cents each.
For its part, President Barack
Obama's Justice Department
exacerbates these matters.
As former federal prosecu-
tor J. Christian Adams explains
in his superb 2011 book,
"Injustice," Section 8 of the
legislation popularly known as
the Motor Voter Act "requires
voter rolls to be kept free of
dead and, ineligible voters." As
Justice attorneys were poised
to investigate eight states rife
with nonliving and otherwise
unqualified voters, top Obama
Adams heard Deputy
Assistant Attorney General
* Julie Fernandes tell headquar-
ters staffers in November 2009:
"We have no interest in enforc-
ing this provision of the law. It
has nothing to do with incteas-
ing turnout, and we are just not
going to do it."
The U.S. Election Assistance
Commission reported in June
2009 that in North Dakota,
registered voters totaled 101.6
percent of the voting-age popu-
nation. In Michigan, that figure
was 101.9 percent; in Alaska,
102.2 percent; and in Maine,
103.9 percent Alarms should
wail when there are more reg-
istered voters in a jurisdiction
than eligible adults. Instead,
Justice's snooze buttons are
busier than, ever.
South Carolina's attorney
general determined last month
that 953 people "were deceased
at the time of their participation
in recent elections." Colorado
Secretary of State Scott Gessler
compared voter rolls and
driver's license records. Last
March 8, he determined that "it
is likely that many of the 4,947
voters were not citizens when
they cast their vote in 2010."
These problems vindi-
cate efforts, primarily by
Republicans, to require photo
ID at the polls. Such rules
will slow or stop those who
try to cast ballots on behalf of
who lack ID cards should get
them for free. Such a require-
ment will be far less inconve-.
nient than another presidential
recount fiasco fueled by posthu-
Another solution: A company
called Catalist assisted Pew's.
research. Catalist, Pew notes,
"applies a complex matching
process to combine and analyze
data to verify or update records
of voters." States should hire
Catalist to update and oversee
their election procedures.
As voters choose this nation's
leaders this year, America
deserves better than an elec-
toral system reminiscent of the
* New York commentator.
Deroy Murdock is a columnist
with the Scripps Howard News
Service and a media fellow with
the Hoover Institution on War,
Revolution and Peace at Stanford
Married man who had affair tells story
've retold some stories lie with me. There is no justifica-
of infidelity in this space: ,tion, period.
Namely, there's Casey, a "I am consoled by only three
woman involved with a things:
married man whose affair "1. A renewed faith. Jesus told
ended when, after his divorce, the adulteress to go and sin no
ie cheated on her. Then there's more.
he unrelated, story of "Denise," "2. My wife has and I hope
hose marriage is in the pro- Betsy H art and pray permanently decided
ess of healing from an affair betsysblog.com to persevere and hold our mar-
hat her husband had. riage together.
But I hadn't yet shared a story of his note to me. "3. Lastly, we both understand
f a man who had been involved We talked for a long time. that the people we were pre-affair
n an affair. Mike told his wife about his are not the people we wanted to
Meet "Mike." (Not his real affair when he became afraid be or ever will be again."
lame.) Mike wrote me a beauti- she would find out on her own. "You can shout out to me in
il letter after he saw my most In any event, he ended the affair. your next column regarding this
recent column on "Denise." I He told me that he is more and issue; just call me 'another man
receive many such notes from more repentant as time goes on. who failed."'
people kindly sharing their sto- "We are going through coun- "Failed." Really? I don't think
ies with me, and I always appre- seling and are 'new' to each so. Thanks for sharing, Mike.
ciate them. But this one stood
out I asked if I could call him,.
and share with my readers some
other. I was wrong. No ifs, ands
or buts. Everything I did was my
fault and all the blame needs to
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The Obama admin-
istration has been
economy is back
on track ever since
it declared the "Recovery
Summer" of 2010. That 348,000
more people found themselves
jobless in the last 30 days is
being hailed as good news,
but only because that number
could have been worse.
If America is on an upswing,
the situation remains frag-
ile and easily reversible.
Recessions generally end with
strong recoveries. This one has
not, with the economy growing
a sorry 1.7 percent in 2011, and
there are signs that 2012 might
be worse. The Congressional
Budget Office's prediction of a
2 percent increase in the gross
domestic product this year is
optimistic, as the latest data are
failing to meet expectations.
U.S. industrial-output growth
missed forecasts in January,
growing a bare 0.7 percent, as ,
downturns in utilities and min-
ing counteracted an uptick in.
the manufacturing sector. The
demand for gasoline remains
sluggish as prices continue to
rise. Even more ominous is
what's happening in the hous-
ing sector. Starts were up, but
was down this month. The
bulk of applications are for refi-
nancing, suggesting that new
buyers aren't coming into the
already oversupplied market
In fact prices dropped in 19
of the 20 cities tracked by the
Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller
Nor did the bad news for
the housing market end there.
Late payments on mortgages
rose in the last quarter of
2011, the second straight
increase after declining for two
years. Eighteen states showed
increases in delinquency rates,
with New Jersey showing the
biggest jump, from 7.4 percent
to 8.3 percent The economy
cannot get back on a stable
growth path until the housing
market shakes itself out, which
will be a long and painful pro-
Adding to the pain, infla-
tion looms on the horizon, So
far, the Federal Reserve has
pumped enormous amounts
of money into the system
through two rounds of quan-
titative easing. The Fed also
has announced that it will hold
short-term interest rates at
their present near-zero levels
to the end of 2014, though the
just-released minutes of the
January meeting show that
a split between the inflation
hawks and doves remains sig-
nificant at the Fed.
For now, a majority of the
Fed's policymaking committee
agrees that slow growth alone
is an inadequate reason for
expansionary monetary policy.
But Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben S. Bernanke hasn't closed
the door to another round of
easing. That could be a prob-
lem, given that the inflation rate
in 2011 was double that of 2010.
What we have are problems
with the real economy. America
has a large and climbing fis-
cal deficit, an environment rife
with regulatory uncertainty and
an ever-increasing red-tape bur-
den. President Obama'sbudget
proposes tax increases to go
along with the higher rates that
will kick in with the expiration
of George W. Bush's tax cuts.
All of these burdens drag down
private-sector investment and
job creation. An activist mone-
tary policy adds inflation to the
mix. The Fed, Congress and
the president need to get their
act in order for there to be any
hope of true recovery.
* Washington Times
battles occur at vari-
ous times in the United
States. They serve as
memorials of great
causes fought throughout history.
Memorials cause us to take time out
of our busy life to reflect.
From the New Testament, we
learn Jesus wanted us to memorial-
ize His death and burial. On the
night He was betrayed, at the time
He was observing the Passover with
the twelve apostles, Jesus instituted
a memorial that he wanted all 'His
followers to observe. Since the four
gospels do not reveal when Jesus
wanted His followers to observe this
memorial, let's reflect upon when
this memorial should occur.
Before leaving the Passover feast
and going to the garden to pray,
Jesus told His disciples He would
send the Holy Spirit to "teach
them all things" (John 14:26). Even
though the apostle Paul was not
present, the Holy Spirit would have
told him when to observe this feast
which Luke calls "breaking bread"
(Acts 20:7) or the Lord's Supper.
Paul's actions in Troas, of waiting
"seven days," indicates the brethren
at Troas knew about this memorial.
By Paul attending this memorial on
"the first day of the week," it seems
that God has placed His approval on
Some have said this memorial can
be observed on a day other than
"thte first day of the week." Would
that meet with God's approval?
If it would meet with God's
approval to observe this memo-
rial on any day of the week, and
because Paul was "hurrying to be in
Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of
Pentecost" (Acts 20:16), then there
would have been no need for Paul
to wait "seven days" to observe this
memorial. But he did.
The fact is that the Lord's Supper-
is to be observed only on the "first
day of the week." To observe it
Saturday night, at a celebration of
some "holy day" or on some special
event taking place on any other day,
would not meet with God's approv-
al. God specified the day that He
wanted it observed. The Holy Spirit
told Paul when to observe it. By his
example, we know that observing
the Lord's Shpper on the "first day
of the week" is correct. To observe
it on any
other day BIBLICAL MEDITATION
would be :
people Carlton McPeak
strive to do it as closely to what
actually happened as possible.
Shouldn't we do the same thing with
what Jesus wants us to memorialize?
Carlton G. McPeak is an evange-
list working in the Lake City area. All
Scriptural quotations are from the New
American Standard Bible, Holman Bible .
Publishers, unless otherwise stated.
We, as Christians, must
pray for Israel; for they
are truly the "apple of
God's eye". There is, as
it has been since May
14,1948, trouble in the Promised Land.
The battle still rages between Isaac and
Ishmael; the Son of Promise and the Son
of the Bondwoman.
There are two lines of redemp-
tion which run parallel and unbroken
throughout the scripture. The first is the
line of personal redemption or individual
salvation for the sinner. God first prom-
ised this to man! in Genesis 3:15 and dem-
BIBLE STUDIES in the first
Hugh Sherrill Jr. how the
by grace through faith in God's own
substitute. In the Old Testament it was
revealed in type; in the New Testament
by the death and resurrection of Jesus
There is another aspect of redemp-
tion which also runs in an unbroken line
through the Word of God. After man had
failed in his own government, God gave
up on the nations of the world, and chose
Abraham to become the father of one
favored nation, to lead all the rest of the
nations to Him in the end. This nation
is the Nation of Israel. However, Israel
has failed up to now. When the Messiah
came over 2000 years ago to offer the
Messianic Kingdom, the nation rejected
Him, so the nation was set aside "until
the fullness of the.Gentiles come in".
During this age, Israel has been
scattered and persecuted among the
Gentiles. Although scattered and pass-
ing through the fires of affliction, she
cannot be destroyed. For God's promise
still stands sure. In the past, she was
blessed in the land, but rebelled against
Jehovah. In the present, she is scattered
and persecuted, but supernaturally pre-
served. In the future, she, as a nation,
will be fully restored and all.the land God
gave her will be hers.
This truth is clearly taught in Scripture
by direct prophesies. The burning bush
in Exodus three is a picture of Israel
burning, burning in the desert of the
nations, but never to be destroyed. The
vine of Isaiah five is another figure of
Israel, unfruitful for a time, but one day
to blossom and bud and fill the face of
the earth with fruit The fig tree also
is another figure of Israel, cursed from
the roots and withered, but some day to
bud again. In the same way, the olive
tree of Romans eleven is the nations of
Israel, her branches cut off for a time,
but only to be grafted in again when the
fullness of the Gentiles be come in. The
same truth is taught in the vision of the
dry bones and the two sticks of Ezekiel
Today, Israel oily'possesses a frac-
tion of the land God gave them, and the
world needs to know they will never give
up what they have. Don't be surprised if
later this year or early next year, Israel
does not attack Iran and its nuclear sites.
We must pray for Israel!
Hugh Sherrill, an ordained minister
and Bible teacher at Eastside Baptist
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1st time vendors
bring petting zoo
to Olustee Fest
By Hannah 0. Brown
A young girl watched as a group of
children chased a fuzzy 5-month-old piglet
around the hay bales of Jubilee Farms'
portable petting zoo at the 34th Annual
Olustee Battle Festival on Friday.
"They are terrorizing him!" she shout-
Bobby Miracle, owner of Jubilee Farms,
snatched up the noisy piglet and held
it close to his chest. Children crowded
around to pet the frantic baby animal.
"If you bring them close, they will stop,"
Miracle told the children. "It's security."
Bobby Miracle and his wife Beverly hail
from Auburn, Ala. They work the festival
circuit all around the country, but came
especially far this year for the Olustee
"Its the first time we've been, its a neat
and well-run festival," said Miracle.
Olustee onlookers lined the chain-link
fence of the petting zoo to watch eager
farm animals climb over small children"
and each other to reach scattered, morsels
of food strewn across the cement
Inside the fence, the animals were
grouped together by species. Two ducks
in one corner, three goats in another.
"Ifs a hoot watching them interact," said
Miracle. "The ducks over there, they are
guarding their water bowl, so if anybody
comes by they will chase them. Of course,
the goats will put.up with it for a few min-
utes and then they will charge."
Among this flurry of furr and feathers,
children sneak between and behind ani-
mals, hesitantly reaching out to pet them.
A little girl walks in to the zoo with a small
Dixie cup full of pellets.
"Now the goats are going to jump on
you, but they are just looking for food,"
warns Miracle. As if on cue, one deter-
mined white goat backs the yoIng girl in
a corner and plants its hoves on her stom-
ach, knocking the cup out of her hands.
"Most of the kids are a little nervous,"
said Miracle. "They love then, but. they
are not sure: They haven't been around
them, that's the problem. They don't see
it anymore, it's the way we use to live but
now it's an oddity, it's unique to most peo-
ple. They don't get to see it very often."
The Miracles came down to the Olustee
Festival to get their name known in this
area. Making a profit at the festival is less
of a priority. "If we break even, we are OK,"
Saturday, February 18
Blue Grey One Mile Fun Run
around Lake Desoto, Awards fol-
Beginning at South Marion
to US 90 West (Duval Street)
Visiting dignitaries, Parade
Marshal, Olustee Family and
Pioneer family guests recognized,
and Miss Olustee winners on
Blue/Grey Square Dance
Rountree Moore Toyota
1252 WWest US Highway 90
Saturday, February 18
Presentation of Colors
Park opens to public
Period Music Concert
Mini Battle Held at the
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Park opens to public
36th Annual Olustee Battle
Santorum surges but
By JULIE CARR SMYTH and
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Rick Santorum
stole a key endorsement from chief
rival Mitt Romney on Friday as polls
in Ohio and elsewhere suggest the for-
mer Pennsylvania senator has seized
the momentum in the rollercoaster
Republican presidential contest.
Amid.the shifthowev.r, are signs of
stress within a disorganized Santorum
campaign and intensifying questions
about whether he can sustain a rise
that has come and gone once before
already. Romney's mammoth political
machine coupled with new scrutiny
- will give Santorum little margin for
He was all smiles at the Ohio State
House on Friday afternoon as state
Attorney General Mike DeWine for-
mally shifted his allegiance from
*Romney to Santorum, a decision that
comes just 18 days before Ohio and
nine other states host critical Super
"I just am very, very grateful that
he would step forward in his fashion
and lead a spark here in the state of
Ohio that I think is going to deliver
us a great victory on Super Tuesday,"
But on what should have been
an overwhelmingly positive day,
Santorum' could not escape a cam-
paign misstep from the day before.
Foster Friess, the main donor
behind Santorum's "super PAC," cre-
ated a stir Thursday when he suggest-
ed on national television that aspirin
used to be an acceptable method for
"The gals put it between their knees
and it wasn't that costly," he said.
Friess apologized Friday in a blog
post. But Santorum was repeatedly
forced to dissociate himself from his
surrogate's comments, which he later
described, as "a bad joke." Whether it
was a joke or not, the comments drew
unwanted attention to his own posi-
tions on contraception and women's
Santorum has said he wouldn't try
to take away the birth control pill or
condoms but that states should be
free to ban them.
He told a Christian blog last year
that as president he would warn the
nation about "the dangers of contra-
ception" and the permissive culture it
Speaking to reporters after the
DeWine announcement, he said he
and his wife, as Catholics, don't prac-
tice birth control.
"To be attacked on that, which I
have been, that somehow or another
that just because I personally believe
this, that somehow now I'm going to
be the uber-czar that's going to try to
impose that on the rest of the country,
it's absurd," he said. "It's absurd on
its face, and it's absurd based on my
record in the Congress."
The contraception flap, according
to Republican observers, is evidence
of an undisciplined campaign that is
already stumbling under the weight of
intensifying scrutiny. Polling suggests
that significant numbers of voters
still don't know Santorum well. And
he may struggle to win over female
voters in particular as they begin to
pay more attention, according to Phil
Musser, a GOP strategist who doesn't
work for either campaign.
"I think in the next couple days,
we could start to see some serious
erosion with respect for female sup-
port for Santorum in the Republican
primary," he said. "And that is a short-
term challenge for him, as we head
into Michigan and -beyond. But sec-
ondarily, one of my big questions is
could he compete aggressively against
President Obama if he's upside down
on gender line?"
The Romney campaign countered
on another front in a conference
call at roughly the same time as
Santorum's DeWine announcement.
It was the third consecutive day the
campaign hosted such a conference
call, although each featured Romney
supporters from different states.
John Sununu, a former White House
chief of staff and a Romney supporter
based in New Hampshire, described
Santorum as "a candidate who loves
spending and frankly supports liberal
labor causes and liberal social causes,
like giving voting rights to felons."
Actually, Santorum in the Senate sup-
ported restoring voting rights to fel-
ons once they had completed their
sentence or parole.
He shrugged off DeWine's defec-
tion, suggesting DeWine was upset
by a Romney-friendly super PAC
ad playing up the vote on felons.
Romney and his allies have flooded
the airwaves in Michigan, which,
along with Arizona, holds presiden-
tial primaries Feb. 28.
Santorum's allies expanded their
television presence. in Michigan qn
Friday as well, raising the stakes
for the looming contest in Romney's
SENIORS: More funding for center
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i'was too much uncertainty in what state
:lawmakers were doing this year to commit
,increased funding until the county knows
'what it can afford.
' Williams agreed to modify his motion to
'just approve increased funding through the
'end of the year. The motion was approved
' unanimously Commissioners also approved
an additional $8,(X000) in funding for overdue
maintenance at the facility.
Commissioners also approved changing
the March 15 meeting location a to-bec
determined location in the Fort Whiit
area because of a special event at thf(
school board administration auditorium
where commission meeting are usuallS1
held. They will announce the location ia
the March 1 meeting.
MEMORIAL: Recalls CivilWar mindset
Continued From Page 1A
as he spoke of the importance of
remembering the fallen soldiers. He
said death was constantly on the sol-
diers' minds even during times
Hall also spoke, of the importance
of cemeteries and graveyards to
provide the soldiers with a. proper
and respectful resting place.
"This cemetery was established
to provide soldiers a final resting
place," he said. Later members of
the Olustee Chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy placed
a wreath at the Civil War monument
in honor of the fallen soldiers.
More than 60 people attended the
brief ceremony, which serves as the
annual kickoff event for the Olustee
Genie Harris was attending her
second memorial service'at Oaklawn
Cemetery after moving to Lake City
from another state.
"I attended last year and it was the
first time I had attended anything
like this," she said. "Having not been'
exposed to anything like this Civil
War re-enactment, I was just really
intrigued. I just felt like this program
set a wonderful tone for why we do
the festival and I think it's important
that we not forget. I think it's impor-
tant that we remain educated and to
educate our young people to keep
those traditions going. I love how
there is so much pomp and ceremony
and extremelypatriotic as we're all
together around one flag."
LESSONS: Learning about the past
Continued From Page 1A
Jacksonville, St. Augustine, a couple out
of South Georgia all the way down to
the Gainesville-Ocala area," Thomas said,
noting about 45 groups pre-registered for
the event "The students get to learn all
about the re-enactment, the actual battle
of Olustee and the history of it as well as
learning about the time period."
Sandra Winburn, a Suwannee
Intermediate School fourth grade
teacher, said her students reviewed
an educational packet and viewed a
video lesson in school before coming
out to the battlefield to see the living
"I think the realistic live action that
goes on out here brings history to life
for the students," she said. "It gives
them some background knowledge to
go with the textbook knowledge that
we have. A lot of our children don't
get the opportunity to go to things
like this and it this enhances-the edu-
cational curriculum that we do in the
Bethany Mitidieri, Suwannee
Intermediate School principal, said
395 students from the school were at
the historic park on Friday.
"It's a reward trip for our students,"
she said. "We wanted to make the trip
educational because I feel it's really
important that it's great to give the
kids experiences that are outside of
Students' from the Suwannee
Intermediate School have attended
the educational day for two consecu-
Carol .Quatrano, a teacher at the
Bolles School from Ponte Vedra Beach,
said the school had 38 fifth-grade stu-
dents that attended activities.
Students saw demonstrations from
living historians depicting the way of
life during the Civil War from the per-
spective of soldiers and their families,
toured the Olustee Battlefield, saw
the medical tents as well as weapons
used during the Civil War era.
"For our students this is going to be
a preview because we haven't studied
the Civil War yet," Quatrano said.
"This gives them that real life experi-
ence of what life was really like back
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YOU Mom still waiting to meet
S her ex-husband's fiancee
DEAR ABBY: I am a
divorced mother of two
incredible children. It
took a bit of work but after
some time, my ex and I
have come around to being
civil, if not friendly with
each other. He has been
dating a woman for more
than a year and now tells
me they will be getting
married in three months.
Abby, I haven't met her
yet. I harbor no ill will
toward her and understand
through my children that
she's very nice and good
to them. My ex keeps tell-
ing me they are not ready
for introductions. I have
no idea what that means,
but I haven't pushed the
issue because I want to
keep things on friendly
terms. My question is, at
what point is it appropri-
ate to introduce your ex to
your children's soon-to-be
stepparent? READY IN
DEAR READY: Because
you and your ex share
custody of your children,
the logical time for you
to meet his fiancee would
have been at the time of
their engagement if not '
before. I can't help won-
dering why your ex is stall-.
ing about making the intro-
duction because, in the
months and years to come,
it will be important that
you and your children's
stepmother can function
DEAR ABBY: I'm a
coupon clipper. I save our
Abigail Van Buren
household an average of
$30 to $40 a week using
them. Sometimes I have a
great coupon we can't use,
so I'll leave it at the store
on top of the item it's for.
When I do, my husband
accuses me of littering and
merely creating trash for
store employees to pick
up. I think a stranger find-.
ing a valuable coupon for
the item he or she wants
is a kind way to "pay it for-
ward." I'm selective about
leaving them and only do
it when the coupon offers
What are your thoughts?
AM I being a litterbug? -
DEAR CLIPPER. Of
course you're not being a
litterbug. You're being'gen-
erous, and I'm sure many
if not all of the coupons
you leave have been put to
Since you asked for my
thoughts, I'll share one:
You have a critical hus-
band who is faulting you
rather than complimenting
you on your generosity.
Shame on him.
DEAR ABBY: My grand-
son and his bride were
going through their gift
envelopes and found some
with nothing in them. They
don't know if there was
money inside and it fell
out If they thank a guest
for a gift and there was
none, it could seem sar-
castic. If they don't thank
the person and there was
money inside and it got
lost THEN what? What
do they say?
Also, there was a family
(mother, son and daugh-
ter-in-law) who attended
the wedding. The mother
put in a check that was
larger than she really
could, afford, while the
son and daughter-in-law
left a card with nothing
inside. We don't know
what to do, because my
grandson doesn't know if
the check was intended
to be from the three of
them. Abby, what's the
proper way to handle this?
- EMPIY ENVELOPES IN
ENVELOPES: Your grand-
son and his bride should
write notes to those guests
whose envelopes were
empty saying, '"We want to
thank you for being part of
our wedding day and help-
ing to make it so memo-
rable and meaningful. Your
presence and the fact that
you were with us made it
extra special. With love ..."
* Write Dear Abby at
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Check out job posts or
look at opportunities to
earn extra cash on the
side. Expand your skills
or offer a service that
will help subsidize your
lifestyle. Don't let a power
play someone makes dis-
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TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Stick to your plans,
regardless of what others
do. A good idea you have
will help reform a situation
that has been bothering
you. Short trips will help
you establish your posi-
tion and your game plan.
Expand your knowledge.
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Decipher what others real-
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contribute. Don't sign up
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CANCER (Jtine 21-July
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Do what you can to make
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What you learn will help
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Its important to explore
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2011-462-CA
MICHAEL A. PRATER and
KAMRIE MITCHELL, ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
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position available with First
Federal Bank of Florida. The
candidate will provide oversight
to ensure credit files meet policy
guidelines.Assist with commit-
tee meetings including organiza-
tion of committee packages,
take minutes and facilitate
amendments. Assist with the
credit review process and loan
review/quality control support.
Requires excellent organization-
al skills with strong attention to
detail. Minimum of three years
experience required. Must be
proficient in Word, Excel and
Outlook. Able to proofread and
make grammatical and spelling
corrections on routine
correspondence;type 40+ WPM
College degree preferred.
preferred. Full benefits package.
Applications may be obtained
from any First Federal Branch
and submitted to Hdman
Resources, PO Box 2029, Lake
City, FL 32056 or email resume
jBilingual candidates encouraged
to apply Equal Employment
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
for call center. Must be fast friend-
ly & efficient. Apply online at
Sor 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.
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:
Assistant-High School Diploma
or GED, Minimum one year
experience in related facilities
maintenance field, Valid Florida
driver's license. Must meet
Must clear Department of
Children and Families
requirements, Must Pass
physical. Apply in person to:
236 S.W. Columbia Avenue,
Lake City or mail/fax resume to:
PO Box 2637, Lake City, FL
(386) 754-2220. EOE
Sales Position available for
motivated individual Rountree -
Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid
training/vacation. Exp. a plus but
not necessary. Call Anthony
Medical practice needs
FT or PT. Experience preferred.
Fax resume 386-755-7561.
Physical Thrapy Center hiring a
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 386-755-3165.
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 emrail
to office manager: at
Full Time Registered Nurse
The World's leader in dialysis
services is seeking a Registered
Nurse for our out-patient dialy-
sis center in Lake City.
Apply at: fmcnacareers.com
240 Schools &
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-03/12/12
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or
310 Pets & Supplies
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate fronr 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.
10 Acid in
12 Nanny from
15 To it may
18 Where fishes
19 Dry gullies
27 Collides with
HP 17" Flat Screen Monitor,
w/built in speakers. $60.00 obo
Chest of Drawers.
Wood dining table w/extension.
2 pholstered chairs on casters.
420 Wanted to Buy
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
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
ESTATE SALE Sat. 7:30-? 621
SE Division Ave. Behind the VA
Medical Center. Farm Equ. Appl.,
tools, more. Everything must GO!
MULTI FAMILY Sale Sat. 6-3.
CR 242 to Wise Estates to 353 SW
Wise Dr. Few pcs of furniture,
tons of baby clothes & much more.
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.
Unscramble these four Jumbles,
one letter to each square,
to form four ordinary words.
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38 Dog show
45 Kind of
53 Play wrap-up
55 In a weird way
56 Foolishly fond'
58 Water main
1 Heart or
2 Conductor -
4 Incite Rover
5. Vt. neighbor
6 Checkout ID
430 Garage Sales
SALE EVERY WEEKEND
COUNTRY CLUB ROAD AND
HANOVER PLACE 9AM-2PM
SUNDAY ONLY 7 AM-6 PM,
422 NW Nickle Glen, Wellborn.
Lake Jeffrey Rd to Union Park Rd
south, follow signs, 386-965-2231
GUNSHOW: 02/18 & 02/19
@ The Columbia County
Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City.
Sat 9am 4pm, Sun 9am-3pm.
450 Good Things
450 to Eat
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961-1420
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 for Rent
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer furi
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
sewer and trash pickup.
386-984-2025 or 386-984-2063
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Now arrange the circled letters
to form the surprise answer, as
suggested by the above cartoon.
STUNK DEFACE RESUME
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rto Previous Puzzle
20 Painter's tool
21 Far East
22 Lengthy story
23 Gulf st.
25 Elcar of
28 MHz part
29 North African
40 Tube trophy
41 Papa Doc
43 "Instead of"
44 Corn syrup
47 Object on
48 Type of wolf
51 Loud clamor
52 Loop trains
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LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2012
630 for Rent
2BR MH. Good location. CH/A
$395. mo. $200. dep.
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
40 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
4/2 Doublewide only $34,995
On your land or mine
Call John T 386-752-1452
4/ 2 on 1 ac. New carpet, roof, a/c,
FP, roomy kitchen. Koi pond,
barn/workshop, garage & shed.
MLS 78833 $115,000 Results Re-
alty, Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Over 2000 sq ft.
of living area.
Bank Repo!! 3br/2ba Triplewide
$999 Down $377 month.
Call Paula 386-292-6290
2280 Sq. Ft.
Home priced to go.
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
Looking for a Quality Home?
Manufactured of Modular
Home at Royals
Lot Model Sale
All Show Models
Lot Model Specials on 2011
Models making room for 2012
at Royals Homes
Come see Catherine
Maintained on 10 ac. Two car eov-
ered carport. Back deck & a front'
ramp. Wood laminate floors. MLS
79417 $94,900 Results Realty
Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473
to your Speckscall
Need a Home?,
Bad Credit or No Credit?
We Finance You
Must have Land.
4BR/2BA FACTORY REPO
New And Used! North Pointe
Homes in Gainesvile 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
2br/lba set up
w/air $799 DOWN $179. mo!
Owner will Finance!
Call Kevin 386-719-5641
New 2012 4br/2ba 28X80 Inc.
Delivery, set up, A/C,
skirting & steps.
New 4bi Doublewide!
Set up on your land
$0 Down/$329. mo
Call Kevin 386-719-6578
$20,000 in Options FREE
Palm Harbor Homes
New 2012 Models
$15K Off All Homes
800-622-2832 ext 210
All Palm Harbor
Make Dreams Happen!
640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
3 br/2ba w/Den, SBS Fridge!
One Owner! I Finance!
3br/2ba 16x803yrs Old,
WE HAVE access to
New & Used Homes.
Call 386-755-8854 to make sure.
You are getting your best deal
WOODGATE VILLAGE! 3BR
2BA DWMH w/fenced yd,
carport & wkshop $39,900
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY
INC. 755-5110 #79078
650 Mobile Home
3 br/2ba, DWMH w/lots of space
in Providence close to 175 on 1 ac
fenced, Ig Utility Bldg. MLS#
79810 Eastside Village Realty,
Inc, Denise Bose 386-752-5290
3br/2ba 2.75 ac. w/fish pond.
Small down plus $725 month
386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833
71U For Rent.
I 1-; 3069
A Landlord You Can Love!
2 br Apts $550. & up + sec. Great
area. CH/A washer/dryer hookups.
Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1,2/1. Move in special.
1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A.
386-752-3.033 W. GrandviewAve.
Equal housing Opportunity
TDD Number 1-800-955-8771
Coluimbia Aris Apt. located 1/2
mi from V.A. & Winn, Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Movein Special $99..
Pool, laundry & balcony
Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1,
1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A,
$650 month & bckgmd chk,
386-697-3248 or 352-377-7652
Greentree Townhouse .
Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
Move in Special from $199-$399.
1, 2 & 3 br apartments.'Also, larg-
er 2/br. for $495. mo. Incl water.
NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled
1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living
room..$450. mo plus sec.
386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951
Redwine Apartments. Move in
special $99. Limited time. Pets
welcome, with 5 complexes,
we have a home for you.
The Lakes Apts. Studios & lBr's
from $135/wk. Util. & cable incl.,
Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly
rates avail Call 386-752-2741
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move in $99. Spacious bedroom
washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90. 386-754-1800
Windsor Arms Apartments.
Move In Madness! $99.,Move in!
2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free
200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.
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. I person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly
7 0 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
The Darby Rogers Group
Totally remodeled in down
town White Springs 3/2
16884 53rd Road Wellborn
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 fencedd, private, some
pets, lease. 1st, last, sec, ref. Lake
City area $725 mo. Smoke Free
Close to downtown & shopping.
$485. mo $585 dep.
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.
Spacious 3br/2ba home in town
with large bonus room, recently
remodeled. $900.mo. includes yard
service. NO PETS. lst/last/sec.Dep.
'7 0 Business &
5 0 Office Rentals ,
OFFICE SPACE for Lease
576 sq' $450/mth
900 sq' $600/mth
3568 sq' $2973/mth
8300 sq' $5533/mth
also Bank Building
Tom Eagle, GRI
(386) 961-1086 DCA Realtor
2 Business Offices For lease:
Approximately l100sq ft bach.
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.
Office for Lease, was Dr's office
$8 sqft/2707 sqft
Oak Hill Plaza
Tom 961-1086, DCA Realtor'
780 Condos for Sale
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Country Club, 2br/2ba condo. New
granite tops & more. Tennis court
& pool. Elaine K Tolar 386-755-
6488 MLS# 77219 $129,900
805 Lots for Sale
BANK OWNED- 7 lots in the
Plantation subdivision. Priced to
sell at just $17,900. Call 386-362-
4539 for a list of available lots.
MLS#79509 Poole Realty
Beautiful buildable lot in a estab-
lished neighborhood, site built
homes only MLS# 76668 High &
Dry Eastside Village Realty, Inc.
Denise Bose @ 386-752-5290
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newspaper is subject to the fair
housing act which makes it illegal
to advertise "any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
disability, familial status or nation-
al origin; or any intention to make
such preference, limitation or
discrimination." Familial status
includes children under the age of
18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of chil-
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.
810 Home for Sale
1,330 heated sqft. on 1/2 ac.
Fenced. Garage made into a 4th
BR, New laminate wood floors,
new tile. $104,900 MLS#77003
Carrie Cason 386-623-2806
2 FOR PRICE OF 1! 2 mfg homes
on 4.62 acres, lg wkshop &
fencing $120,000 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY INC
3 Bed/I Bath home on
Nice yard and carport.
$48,000 call 484-678-6385
3 br/2 ba brick on a .5 ac lot. Great
area. Built in 1994. 1,468 heated
sqft. Fenced yard & workshop
w/carport. $115,000 MLS#77717
Carrie Cason 386-623-2806
4/2 on 10 ac in Bell. 2,200 heated
sqft in a country setting. 10x20
frame shed. Bring all offers! MLS
76582 $89,000 Results Realty,
Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473
4BR/2BA CONCRETE BLOCK
Home ONLY $38,500; apply
TLC & make this house a home
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 755-5110 #79477
5 Ac for $7,500! Wooded flag lot
with 5.44 ac. Restricted to site
built homes w/a min of 1500 sqft
climatized. MLS 77872 $7,500
Access Realty 386-623-6896
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
1512 sqft. + 210 sqft Florida room.
remodeled kitchen, paint, floors &
more. $94,500 Lori Giebeig Simp-
son 386-365-5678 MLS# 79839
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
4/3, lake in town. Many upgrades,
Elaine K Tolar 386-755-6488 Or
Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-
0887 MLS# 76085 $299,000
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Split plan. 3/2 Brick, Woodcrest
S/D. Fenced yard. Oversized
garage, Shed. $169,900 Elaine K
Tolar 386-755-6488 MLS# 77708
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
2 story. 4br/3ba + bonus. Mother -
in-law suite. Fenced yard nice
area. Elaine K Tolar 386-755-6488
MLS# 79349 $279,900
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty.
Superb area, brick 3/2 Ig screen
porch. 2 car garage. Nice back-
yard, $129,900 Lori Giebeig Simp-
son 386-365-5678 MLS# 79763
Custom built. 3/2, 1.37 ac, High
Springs. Real wood floors w/new
SS appl. 340 sq. ft. scr. lanai w/ce-
ramic tile. $178,000 MLS 79601
Access Realty 386-623-6896
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
Great investment property in the
city limits. Both units are occupied
w/tenants that want to stay! MLS
79206 $50,000 Results Realty,
Hallmark Real Estate
LIKE NEW COZY HOME with
excellent storage features,
3/2 Short sale $124,900
Call Ginger Parker 386-365-2135
Hallmark Real Estate TWO
STORY HOME with water access
to Gulf or River. Features boatlifts
for the angler. Call Teresa
Hallmark Real Estate
WEST OF TOWN near shopping,
medical and banks. 3/2 brick
home with workshop.
Call Janet Creel 386-719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate
SOUTH OF TOWN 3 bedroom
1-1/2 bath home on full acre.
Budget priced $72,000
Call Tanya Shaffer 386-397-4766
Just Reduced 2br/2ba 1 car garage
screen porch, fenced yard, large
utility/ workshop MLS# 76708
Eastside Village Realty, Inc.
Denise Bose @386-752-5290
LARGE 2,000+ SqFt 3BR/2BA
home near schools & shopping
ONLY $28,500 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY, INC
Lg 4/2 on 1 ac. Granite floors.
Open kitchen & Florida rm. Beau-
tiful yard & wrap around porch!
MLS 77292 $129,000 Results Re-
alty, Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
- 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
MLS 79567 Callaway S/D Well
kept 3br/2ba, vaulted, corner lot,
SS appl. Fenced yard & double ga-
rage. $175,000 Century 21 The
Darby-Rogers Co. 386-752-6575
810 Home for Sale
MLS 79876 3br/2ba w/many up-
grades. Garage made into a 1 br
studio. 1,760 sqft in Oak Hill
Estates. $90,000 Century 21
The Darby-Rogers Co 752-6575
MLS 79982 3br/2ba, 1,805 sqft,
laminate floors, eat in kitchen
w/breakfast bar. Lg luxurious mas-
ter bath $169,900 Century 21 The
Darby-Rogers Co. 386-752-6575
Poole Realty 4br/3ba, Custom
built Between Live Oak & Lake
City, 10 ac w/planted pines &
hardwoods. $249,000 Kellie
Shirah, 386-208-3847 MLS#78032
Poole Realty Custom 3/2 home,
12 ac.Vaulted cypress ceilings,
hardwood & granite counters,
stone FP, guest cottage. $255,000.
Kellie 386-208-3847 MLS#76293
Poole Realty Just Listed 1,066 sq.
ft.; 3 bri ba located South of Lake
City. $57,000. Call for an appoint-
ment. 386-362-4539. MLS#79937
266 Delhia Lane, Lake City
Poole Realty Queen Anne Victori-
an, Live Oak. 3/2, wood floors.
Listed on the historic registry. Lg
yard, 2 car garage. $159,000 Kellie
Shirah 386-208-3847 MLS75212
Price Reduced! 06 Fleetwood An-
niversary Series. 3/2 + retreat off
master, privacy fence. South of
Lake City MLS 78411 $67,900
Access Realty 386-623-6896
PRICE SLASHED! 3BR/2BA
Brick home REMODELED!
Fenced backyard $69,500
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY
INC 755-5110 #78340
Remax Professionals Beautifully
kept in Callaway. Lg beds & baths.
Covered porch w/vinyl fence.
MLS 79005 $190K Missy Zecher
Remax Professionals Brick in
nice S/D w/fenced back yard. High
ceilings, gas fireplace, more. MLS
79421 $199,000 Missy Zecher
Remax Professionals Custom
home. Block construction. Lg.
Master, privacy fence. MLS 79569
$229,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237
Remax Professionals Nice home
in Woodcrest. Split floor plan. Lg
closets, screened porch, shed MLS
79506 $129,000 Missy Zecher
Remax Professionals Open floor
plan. Wood burning fireplace.
Fenced back yard. MLS 79330
$115,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237
Remax Professionals Well kept &
updated. New paint, carpet, AC &
roof. Lg fenced backyard MLS
79658 $119,900 Missy Zecher
Remax Realty Almost new, great
area! 4br/2.5ba/3cg, 3052sq, 5ac,
gas FP, SS appls, hardwood. Front
& back porch #79877 $289,000
Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505
Remax Realty Country Feel!
Awesome 3br/2ba, brick, 5ac, split
floor plan, lg master, above ground
pool, 2 sheds, #79789 $219,000
Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505
Remax Realty Restored Vintage,
zoned comm'l. 3br/2.5ba, 2208 sq.
ft., 2 ac, FP in living & master,
wkshop w/bath. #77141 $209,000
Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505
REO Realty Group, Nancy Rog-
ers 386-867-1271- 4/2, Fairly new
roof, HVAC 3yrs old & additional
insulation. Workshop has two br
MLS 77602 $149,900
REO Realty Gtoup, Nancy Rogers
867-1271- 3/1.5. Ceratnic counters
& back splashes, wood laminate
flooring. Landscaping, privacy
fence. MLS 80014 $99,900
REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers
867-1271 Lake City's Country
Club 4/3 W/bqauliful interior
renovation 2.328 sq ft.
NILS 78637 $169,900
by Arthur Rulenberg
810 Home for Sale
Rockford Realty Group 3/2, new
cabinets, countertops, updated
baths, paint. flooring.Appr I ac
workshop/shed $77.000. Luke
Sparks 386-487-1584 MLS#77208
Rockford-Realty Group Short
Sale. Nice older home in the city.
Newer metal roof, open floor plan
w/wood floors. $55.000 MLS#
78018 Luke Sparks. 386-487-1584
Rockford Realty Group. 3/2 split
plan N. Columbia Co. Open kit.,
upgraded cabinets & appl. Cov-
ered patio, fenced yard. MLS#
79720 Jim Curry 386-755-0100
Rockford Realty Group. Cypress
Landing. Brick 3br/2ba w/lg
kitchen area, spacious great room a
neat patio. MLS#79775. $124,900.
Call Charlie Sparks. 386-755-0808
Rockford Realty Group. River
Front! 3br/2ba Kit & LR overlooks
Suwannee River. Screen porch,
Gazebo & dock. MLS#79887
$295,000 Jim Curry 386-755-0100
Rockford Realty GroupCallaway
3br/2ba built in '04. 1,568 sqft liv-
ing area. Bank approved short sale.
Make an offer! $106.800. MLS#
79248 Mark Cook. 386-288-9378
Very well kept, 3 br/2 ba on 1/2 ac
Close to 1-75 for easy commute.
Nice wood cabinetry, open floor &
much more! $169,900 MLS
#78825 Carrie Cason. 623-2806
WELLBORN! 3BR/2BA mfg
Home w/FP on 4.79 acres
$63,000 DANIEL CRAPPS
AGENCY INC 755-5110
820 Farms &
20 ac wooded tract. Nice piece of
land. Property is located approx 10
miles from Cedar Key. MLS
78886 $70,000 Results Realty,
Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473
4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Owner Financed land with only
$300 down payment. Half to ten ac
lots. Deas Bullard/BKL Properties
Poole Realty 120 ac farm w/spring
fed lake. Old renovated farmhouse.
Lg master, w/wood burning FP,
LR w/FP & updated kit. #76096
$499,000. Kellie 386-208-3847
Hallmark Real Estate 53.87 ac
zoned resid'l office & resid'l
.high density on By-Pass. Bank
Owned. Janet Creel 386-719-0382
or Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973
Hallmark Real Estate. Centrally
located lots zoned for retail,
automotive or commercial services
on Waterford Ct. Bank owned.
Call Janet Creel 386-719-0382 or
Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973
870 Real Estate
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I Buy Houses
Quick Sale Fair Price
90) Auto Parts
4 TIRES with matching
aluminum Rims. 5-lug.
Off F-150. 265/70/17
$175.00 FIRM. 386-365-5099
HARLEY DAVIDSON Electric
Glide Classic. 2006. 12.500 mi
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practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona
SPEED NASCAR, Sprint Cup,
practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona
SPEED ARCA, Lucas Oil Slick
Mist 200, at Daytona Beach, Ra.
ESPN2 NHRA, qualifying for
Arizona Nationals, at Chandler, Ariz.
FOX NASCAR, Sprint Cup,
Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona Beach,
SHO Champion Tavoris Cloud'
(23-0-0) vs. Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1),
for IBF light heavyweight title; junior
middleweights, Paul Williams (40-2-0)
vs. Nobuhiro Ishida (24-6-2), at Cdrpus
TGC European PGA Tour,
Avantha Masters, third round, at New
Delhi (same-day tape)
TGC PGA Tour, Northern Trust
Open, third round, at Los Angeles
CBS PGA Tour, Northern Trust
Open, third round, at Los Angeles
TGC LPGA Thailand, third
round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-
TGC Champions Tour, ACE
Group Classic, second round,at Naples,
Fla. (same-day tape)
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ESPN Marquette at Connecticut
ESPN2 -Wichita St. at Davidson
CBS Regional coverage, UCLA
at St. John's or UNLV at New Mexico
FSN UTEP at Memphis
ESPN Missouri at Texas A&M
ESPN2 -Akron at Oral Roberts
FSN -Arizona at Washington
ESPN Clemson, at North
ESPN2 Nevada at Iona
NBCSN San Diego St. at Air
FSN Colorado at Utah
ESPN Saint Mary's (Cal) at
ESPN2 Florida at Arkansas
ESPN Ohio St. at Michigan
ESPN2 Long Beach St. at
SPEED Supercross, at Arlington,
WGN New Jersey at Chicago
NBCSN PBR,Atlanta Invitational
WOMEN'S COLLEGE '
FSN -Texas at Kansas St.
APTop 25 schedule
No. I Kentucky vs. Mississippi,
No. 3 Missouri at Texas A&M,
No. 4 Kansas vs.Texas Tech, 8 p.m.
No. 6 Ohio State at No. 17 Michigan,
No. 8 North Carolina vs. Clemson,
No. 9 Baylor vs. Kansas State,
No. 10 Georgetown at Providence,
No. 11 UNLV at New Mexico,
No. 12 Marquette vs. UConn at the
XL Center, Hartford, Conn., Noon
No. 13 San Diego St. at Air Force,
No. 14 Florida at Arkansas,
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. 22Virginia vs. Maryland, I p.m.
No. 23 Notre Dame at Villanova.
No. 24 Gonzaga at San Francisco,
No. 24 Wichita State at Davidson.
No. 2 Syracuse at Rutgers, I p.m.
No. 5 Duke at Boston College,
No. 7 Michigan State at Purdue,
No. 15 Wisconsin vs. Penn State,
No. 18 Indiana at Iowa, 6 p.m.
Wet win for Lady
By BRANDON FINLEY
In the early afternoon it
looked like rain might delay
the Columbia High soft-
ball game against Stanton
Prep. The Lady Blue Devils
probably wish it did after
Columbia won 10-0 in a five
inning mercy-rule victory
against its district foe. '
Columbia jumped on
the scoreboard with five
runs in the first inning to
Stake early control of the
After a hit by Brandy
Morgan, Kayli Kvistad
started the scoring for the
Lady Tigers with a double to
bring in Morgan.A tlfrowing
error would allow Kvistad
and Stephanie Pilkington to
score to give Columbia a
3-0 edge. Brittany Morgan
finished off the inning's
scoring with a double to
bring in Hollianne Dohrn
and Peyton Sund.
Columbia added two
more runs in the second
inning. Holly Boris reached
on a hit and Brandy Morgan
followed with a walk. Two
batters later, Pilkington
would score the two run-
ners with a single to put the
Lady Tigers up 7-0 heading
into the third inning.
Anderson, who also pitched
two innings, had a sacri-
fice fly to bring in Brittany
Morgan and give Columbia
an 8-0 lead. Kvistad's sec-
ond double of the game
scored Brandy Morgan for
the third time and Kvistad
was able to mess the Lady
Blue Devils up on the base
pads to round into home
and score off an error.
Anderson andAshley Shoup
combined for the shutout It
was the Lady Tigers' fourth
shutout in a row.
"We won this game
like we were supposed
to," Columbia head coach
Jimmy Williams said. "Four
shutouts in a row is pretty
impressive. We were able
to give some of our younger
kids a head start to per-
form at the varsity level and
they're doing very well."
Columbia hosts Wolfson
High at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Race has little
to do with Lin's
FROM THE SIDELINE
For a couple of
weeks he was
safe from any
mention of the
race card. Now,
as Jeremy Un's popularity
continues to rise, the New
York Knicks point guard is
having to answer questions
that nobody should even
have to bother to ask.
Lin has become the Tim
Tebow of the NBA world,
but now he's about to have
to carry a flag that he
shouldn't be bothered with.
Lin is an Asian-American
player born in California
and attended Harvard to
play college hoops.
He's been overlooked
throughout his entire
career, but that doesn't
make him any different
from hundreds of black or
white professional athletes.
He isn't the only player
that had to overcome his
skin color, but that's more
to do with dealing with
racial slurs than his playing
Scouts are paid to
discover the best talent
based on their skills, not
their skin color. Sure, many
teams missed on Lin based
on how he's played for the
Knicks this season, but it
JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Kayli Kvistad (21) walks to first base after being struck' by a pitch while
playing against Santa Fe on Feb. 9.
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wasn't like he was tearing
up the NBA world last
year with his 39 percent
field goal percentage in
Race is only now
becoming a factor because
the Lin fad is catching on.
But why do we always
have to equate skin color
to a skill set?
Why is it that anytime a
black quarterback takes a
snap he's always more of
an athletic quarterback?
Why is it when a white
athlete plays in the NBA
he's always a gutsy, smart
Why do we associate
words that should be used
to describe skill as an
undertone to describe the
Robert Griffin III was
one of the best pocket
passers in college football
last season. Yet, he's still
compared often to Michael
Why didn't Griffin draw
comparisons to Peyton
Manning or another
quarterback during his
quarterback shouldn't be
compared to Vick just as
every white basketball
player shouldn't be
compared to Larry Bird.
Lin's getting attention
now because he came out
of nowhere and showed
that he had real hbaketblall
skills. It has noithin to do
with him hbing Asian at
least I hope not.
N Brandon I inliy covers
sports for iii, Lako City