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Senate OKs $71.2 billion budget


Tops House version by $2B;
both increase spending
for public schools by $1B.

By BILL KACZOR
Associated Press
'TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate
passed a $71.2 billion budget bill Thursday
to set the stage for negotiations on dif-


ferences with the House during the final
two weeks of this year's regular legislative
session.
The Senate spending plan (SB 2000) is
$2 billion higher than the appropriations
bill (HB 5001) previously passed by the
.House.
The bipartisan vote was 33-6 with two
Republicans and four Democrats. The bud-
get would go into effect July 1.
Both Republican-controlled chambers


restore $1 billion in spending cuts made to
public schools in recent years, an increase
requested by Gov. Rick Scott, but that
some opponents say still falls short of
what's needed.
They also objected to additional spend-
ing cuts for universities and health and
social services while providing money for
some lawmakers' local projects such as
a historic log cabin and the Bay of Pigs
Museum in South Florida and a regatta


center in Sarasota.
Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander
said it's the best his panel could do in the
face of expenses that continue to grow
faster than revenues in a recovering but
still-weak economy.
"We're facing a roughly $1.4 billion
shortfall from our means to our needs,"
the Lake Wales Republican said. "We've

BUDGET continued on 3A


Higher gas

prices could

effectt Obama

Ie-election

By TOM RAUM
ssocoated Press
SWASHINGTON Soaring gasoline pric-
es are threatening to undercut President
Barack Obama's re-election prospects and
offering Republicans an easy target. With
prices pushing $4 a gallon and threatening
to go even higher, Obama sought Thursday
to confront rising public anxiety and strike
back at his GOP critics.
"Only in politics do people root for bad
itews, do they greet bad news so enthusiasti-
cally," Obama said of Republicans. "You pay
more; they're licking their chops."
Obama said dismissively that all the
Republicans can talk about is more drill-
ing "a bumper sticker ... a strategy to get
politicians through an election" when the
action'ss energy challenges demand much
more. In a speech in Miami, he promoted
the expansion of domestic oil and gas explo-
ration but also the development of new
forms of energy.
For all the political claims, economists say
there's not much a president of either party
can do about gasoline prices. Certainly not
in the short term; But it's clear that people
are concerned --a new Associated Press-
GfK poll says seven in 10 find the issue
deeply important -so it's sure to be a politi-
cal isstie through the summer.
"Right now, we're experiencing yet anoth-
er painful reminder of why developing new
energy is so critical to our future," the presi-
dent said. At an average of $3.58 a gallon,
prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1,
and experts say they could reach a record
$4.25 a gallon by Memorial Day.
Those higher prices could hurt consumer
spending and unravel some of the recent
improvements in the'economy. And they
could also be a daily reminder to voters to
question Obama's contention that he's mak-
ing the nation and them more secure.
While motorists are already starting to
complain, many economists see the $4-a-gal-
Ibn mark as a breaking point above which the
economy starts to suffer real pain. Analysts
estimate that every one-cent increase is
roughly a $1.4 billon drain on the economy.
Obama's Republican challengers aren't
letting it all slide by. They have stepped up
their attacks on his energy policies, includ-

GAS continued on 3A


It's Race Day all weekend


S nAnnAn U. nuvRwN LaKew ,ity nRpo
Melanie Cosentino, GulfCoast Financials' event organizer, with some of prizes that will be given away at
the inaugural Catherine Kuykendall Race Day events this weekend.


5K run, fair
shed light on
pancreatic cancer.

By HANNAH 0. BROWN
hbrown@lakecityreporter.com
Anew car give-
away, a hot dog-
eating contest,
a pie-cake judg-
ing and a 5K
benefit run are some of the
events scheduled to take
place this weekend as part
of the inaugural Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day 5K
Run and Fair, an event
aimed to raise awareness
about pancreatic cancer.
A 5K race will kick off the
event on Saturday at 8:15
a.m. at the Rountree Moore
Toyota Scion Dealership.
Participants can register
in advance for $20 plus a
transaction fee at active.
com. Registration the day
of the event, up until 7:30
a.m., is $25.
Festivities will lead into
Sunday with the Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day Fair.
The gates open at 10 a.m.
and the festivities start at
1. Nascar-themed prizes
will be doled out to festival-
goers who participate in the
myriad of events scheduled
on Sunday.
"We're expecting a
large crdwd," said Melanie
Cosentino, Financial
Services' event coordinator.
According to Cosentino,
107 people have signed up
to participate in the 5K run
on Saturday so far, a num-
ber much higher than origi-
nally anticipated.
The event is partnered
with the Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network, an organi-
zation devoted to support-
ing those who have expe-
rienced pancreatic cancer
and educating those who
have not.
The benefit takes it name

RACE continued on 3A


Slain Deputy Honored


S- ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Florida Senate has honored a Clay County sheriffs deputy who was killed Feb.
16 investigating a tip on a meth laboratory. The chamber passed a resolution on
Thursday expressing its sympathy to the family and friends of David Adam White. His
Wife, Jennifer, pictured above, was present as the, resolution passed.


Public meeting on regional

water supply set for March

From staff reports meetings.
The St Johns River and Suwannee River
LIVE OAK Two water management water management districts and DEP will
districts and the Florida Department of, also announce at the meeting the formation
Environmental Protection will host a pub- of a stakeholder committee that will serve in
lic meeting March 7 to bring stakeholders an advisory capacity to the districts and DEE
together to discuss water supply issues in The committee will include representatives
North Florida. of groups and entities from throughout the
The meeting will be an opportunity to share region. Input will be sought at the meeting on
progress made and projects planned as part potential committee members.
of the North Florida Regional Water Supply The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Partnership an initiative to protect natu- at Alachua City Hall at 15100 N.W. 142nd
ral resources and ensure cost-effective and Terrace, Alachua.
sustainable water supplies. A website with 'The districts and DEP have been working
details about the Partnership was launched closely together on north Florida's regional
Wednesday at www.northfloridawater.com. water supply issues," said Hans G. Tanzler
The website will be updated regularly on the
progress of the Partnership and upcoming WATER continued on 3A


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Jagger: Obama singing 'courageous'


WASHINGTON The reviews
are in, and Mick Jagger sizes up
President Barack Obama's singing of
the blues this week as nothing short
of "courageous."
The Rolling Stones frontman said
Thursday the president did "very
well" when bluesman Buddy Guy suc-
cessfully prodded him to join in on a
few lines of "Sweet Home Chicago,"
the blues anthem of the president's
home town, during an East Room
concert earlier in the week.
"I thought he was courageous,
because there was some element of
reluctance," Jagger said, adding that
"it was a hard moment for the presi-
dent to get out of."
Jagger, in a phone interview with
the AP, also said he was pleased to
see that first lady Michelle Obama
was wearing a dress that night
designed by L'Wren Scott, his long-
time girlfriend, who had a front-row
seat for the concert
Jagger, 68, said he's never been
invited to play at the White House
before or for any head of state -
and he rated it a "surreal gig experi-
ence."
"I loved it," he said. "It was really
S unusual, surreal, and strange, but
very enjoyable. ... I went out there
and I tried to put out my best".
What's next for Jagger? He said
he's on a minivacation on the East
Coast with his kids, and they were
heading out the door to play soccer.
But will the Stones get together
this year for a 50th anniversary tour?
"I hope we certainly do some-
thing," he said. "It would be very
appropriate, I think, and I look for-
ward,to doing something. But noth-
ing is yet booked."
Jagger and other blues greats.
played the East Room on Tuesday
as part of an "In Performance at the
White House" concert that will air
Monday on PBS.


ASSOCIATED PRESS
L'Wren Scott, center, fashion designer
and long-time companion of Mick
Jagger, is seen in the audience during
the White House Music Series salut-
ing Blues Music in recognition of Black
History Month on Tuesday.

State House votes to name
part of 1-55 after Johnson
JACKSON, Miss. The Mississippi
House has voted to name part of
Interstate 55 for blues great Robert
Johnson, whose most famous song is
"about a crossroads. :
House Bill 166 would designate
a 13-mile stretch in Copiah County
as the RobertL Johnson Memorial
Highway. Johnson was born in the
county in 1911.
Legend says Johnson gained
extraordinary guitar skills by selling
his soul to the devil at a crossroads.
Some versions name that corner
as'U.S. highways 49 and 61 in the
Mississippi Delta, some 200 miles
north of Copiali County.
Despite a short life, Johnson influ-
enced later musicians such as Eric
Clapton and the Rolling Stones.

Danza back in Philly to
host fundraiser at school
PHIIADELPHIA- Actor Tony,
Danza says he's disheartened by the
reality of major budget cuts this year


in the district of a Philadelphia high
school where he starred in a reality
TV show.
To help, Danza hosted a fundraising
talent show at Northeast High School
on Thursday evening. He previously
spent a year as an English instructor
there for the A&E program 'Teach."

Rowling has new deal for
novels aimed at adults
NEW YORK Adult fans of J.K
Rowling can rejoice: She has a new
novel coming, for grownups.
The kids will have to wait and see.
The author of the mega-selling "Harry
Potter" series has an agreement with
little, Brown in the United States and
Britain to release her first adult novel,
the publishers announced Thursday.
The title, release date and details about
the book, long rumored, were not
announced. A neighbor of Rowling's
in Edinburgh, author
Ian Rankin, tweeted,
Thursday that he thinks
Rowling has written a
mystery novel i '
"Wouldn'tit be .
funny if J.K Rowling's
first novel for adults
turnedd outto be a
crime story set in Rowling
Edinburgh?" Rankin -
wrote. "My wordyes,."
Her seventh and final Potter story
came out in 2007, and in recent years
the British author has said that she
was working on an adult book and on
a Potter encyclopedia. Rowling's Potter
Books, which broke sales records
around the world, were published by
Bloomsbury in Britain and Scholastic
in the U.S. Rowling will now share the
same publisherwith Stephenie Meyer,
whose 'Twilight" series at least par-
tially filled the gap opened by the con-
clusion of the Potter stories.
S(AP)


Actor Abe Vigoda is
91.
Actor-singer Dominic
Chianese is 81.
Movie composer
Michel Legrand is 80. Sen.
Joseph Lieberman,
I-Conn., is 70.
Actor Barry Bostwick
is 67.
Actor Edward James
Olmos is 65.
Singer-writer-producer
Rupert Holmes is 65.
Rock singer-musician
George Thorogood is 62.


Actress Helen Shaver
is 61.
News anchor Paula
Zahn is 56. '
Country singer
Sammy Kershaw is 54.
Singer Michelle
Shocked is 50.
Actor Billy Zane is 46.
Actress Bonnie
Somerville is 38.
Rock musician Matt
McGinley (Gym Class
Heroes) is 29.
Actor Wilson Bethel
is 28.


Daily Scripture

"Do not those who plot evil
go astray? But those who plan
what is good find love and faith-
fulness."

Proverbs 14:22 NIV

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AROUND FLORIDA


Senate votes to split
Polytechnic from USF
TALLAHASSEE The
University of South
Florida's Lakeland branch
would be split off as a new
stand-alone school by a bill
that cleared the Florida
Senate on Thursday.
The legislation would
accelerate the process
of creating Florida
Polytechnic University
that was set in motion by
the Board of Governors,
which oversees Florida's
,current 11 public universi-
ties. The board took that
action at the behest of
Senate Budget Chairman
JD Alexander.
The Lake Wales
Republican has been lead-
ing efforts to-create what
would be the state's 12th
university against resis-
tance from South Florida.
That resistance, though,
has faded since the board
agreed to the split
The board directed
South Florida to oversee
the transition, a process
expected to take sev-
* eral years, but the bill
(SB 1994) would take
that responsibility away
from the Tampa school
and give it to a new board
of trustees for Florida
Polytechnic.
* "I have to tell you I
have no confidence in
the University of South
Florida's leadership to
execute the will of the
Board of Governors in this
effort," Alexander told the
Senate.
He said South Florida
has opposed the split
because it doesn't want
the competition. He also
accused the university's
leadership of giving short
shrift to the Lakeland
branch including exiling
disfavored faculty mem-
bers there as punishment.
The bill passed 35-4 and
now will go to the House.
The opponents included
Sen. Steve Oelrich, a
Cross Creek Republican


who chairs the cham-
ber's Higher Education
Committee. Lawmakers
shouldn't junk the bench-
marks established by the
Board of Governors includ-
ing a requirement that the
new school obtain accredi-
tation before finalizing cre-
ation of the new university,
Oelrich said.

Bill aims to protect
athlete head injuries
TALLAHASSEE,-
The Florida House has
unanimously passed a bill
requiring coaches and oth-
ers to pull student athletes
from play or practice after
a head injury.
The bill (HB 291).
was approved 116:0 on
Thursday. It also prevents
any student athlete from
returning to competition
after a head injury until
given the all-clear from a
physician. The measure
ensures that parents
or guardians sign an
"informed consent" form
about the dangers of con-
cussions before a student
can join a team.
The issue of student
athlete concussions -
essentially when the brain
bruises from knocking
against the inside of the
skull has risen in impor-
tance in recent years.

House OKs term limits
for county officials
TALLAHASSEE The
Florida House unanimously
gave the OK to a measure
that lets local residents
decide whether to place
term limits on their county
commissioners and other
countywide elected offi-
cials.
The proposal (HJR 785)
passed 116-0 on Thursday.
It requires an amendment
to the state Constitution
that would have to be
approved at the next gener-
al election with 60 percent
support
A county would have to


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allow term limits in its char-
ter. A staff analysis says 20'
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allow for term limits. lfv ,

House passes bill for l to I 1 i "I
alimony overhaul -_____


TALLAHASSEE The
Florida House has passed
a bill intended to overhaul
what some critics say is the
state's antiquated alimony
law.
Rep. Ritch Workman's
bill (HB 549) Thursday was
passed bythe House on an
83-30 vote.
SThe Melbourne
Republican said the mea-
sure will ensure alimony
is fair to both ex-spouses.-
It would end "permanent"
lifetime alimony in favor of
"long-term" support that
has a foreseeable end.
But it also allows for
retroactively changing
alimony payments such
that the ex-spouse getting
the support could wind up
owing money back.
The bill now goes to the
Senate.

Disney World to close
Snow White attraction
ORANDO Walt Disney
World officials say Snow
White's Scary Adventures
at the Magic Kingdom will
close for good on May 31.
Officials announced
Thursday that the attrac-
tion, which has been at the
park since its 1971 open-
ing, will be replaced by
the previously announced
Princess Fairytale Hall,
where guests will be able
to meet Disney Princesses.
The Orlando Sentinel
reports that the clos-
ing comes as a result of
the park's expansion of
Fantasyland. Disney says
the first segment of the
Fantasyland expansion
- a portion of Storybook
Circus will open to
guests in late March.


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012


Student heads to D.C.,


courtesy of Clay Electric


KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Lucas
Higginbotham of Fort White High School
is among more than 1,500 high school
students from across the country who
will participate in the Electric Cooperative
Youth Tour in June in Washington, D.C.
Each year, this action-filled week provides
high school students opportunities to learn
first-hand what it is like to be involved in
politics, community service and today's
pressing issues.
Selected on the basis of a written quiz
about electric cooperatives, and a speech
which was scored by a non-partisan panel
of judges, Higginbotham is one of four
students sponsored by Clay Electric
Cooperative. The other winners of Clay
Electric's contest are Kahreem Golden of
Crescent City High School, Wesley Sapp
of North Marion High School and Bailey
Williams of Clay High School.
Eighteen high school juniors, select-
ed as representatives by their respec-
tive high schools, took part in this year's
Youth Tour program sponsored by Clay


The four Youth Tour winners are (from left to right)
Kahreem Golden, Wesley Sapp.


Electric Cooperative. The students trav-
eled to Tallahassee in February, where
they observed the state legislature in ses-
sion, learned about the Florida Supreme
Court and competed to be one of the four
students selected to visit Washington D.C.
in June.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
has been a joint effort of local electric
co-ops, such as Clay Electric, their state-
wide co-op associations, and the National
Rural Electric Cooperative Association in
Arlington, Virginia for more than 40 years.
Since 1964, the nation's cooperative elec-
tric utilities have sponsored more than
40,000 high school juniors and seniors
for visits to their U.S. congressional del-
egations, energy and grassroots govern-
ment education sessions, and sightseeing
in Washington.
The Youth Tour program at Clay Electric
was implemented in the summer of 1966.
At that time two students were chosen
to travel to Washington, D.C. through an
essay contest


Bailey Williams, Lucas Higginbotham,


BUDGET: Senate OKs $71.2 billion
Continued From Page 1A


worked hard. We have
debated how to find the sav-
ings that we need to live
within our means."
S Senate Democratic Leader
Nan Rich of Weston said the
spending increase for pub-
lic schools would still leave
them with $904.less per stu-
dent than they had in 2005.
"The K-12 education fund-
ing in the Senate's budget
proposal along with severe
budget cuts for our State
University System, some
health care cuts and social
services cuts are a pattern,
a pattern of taking the knife
to things that government
should be providing," Rich
said.
She said lawmak-
ers ignored the option of
increased revenues by clos-
ing what she said is a loop-
hole that lets some corpora-
tions avoid paying their fair
share of taxes.
'This Legislature can find
the will to dip into the uni-
versities' reserve funds to
plug gaps its own polities


have created, but it's unwill-
ing to ask big corporations
to step up to their respon-
sibilities to pay for roads,
services and safe neighbor-
hoods all services they
use," Rich said.
Alexander said that's- a
legitimate point of view.
"Unfortunately, it seems
highly unlikely that we
could be successful even
within this body much less
the other body given the
elected mandates many of
us received when we came
here to be able to expand
those revenues," he said.
The Senate budget would
cut university spending by
$400 million, or about 5 per-
cent, compared to only $138
million in the House'd bill.
The Housebudgetincludes
an 8 percent tuition increase
for students at Florida's 11
public universities and 28
state and community col-
leges. The Senate has only
a 3 percent tuition increase
for colleges "and none for
universities, but it anticipates


the Board of Governors will
approve increases of 15 per-
cent for all or most univer-
sities. That's the maximum
the board can approve on
its own.
The two chambers are
closer on public school fund-
ing. The Senate bill would
increase spending $193 per
student, or 3.1 percent to
$6,417.62. That's $52 more
than the House.
The bottom lines differ
in part because the Senate
budget has more spending
for road-building and other
transportation projects. The
Senate also has pulled local
court clerks into its budget
but the House has not
Democrats who joined
Rich in voting against the
budget are Sens. Maria
Sachs of Boca Raton, Chris
Smith or Fort Lauderdale
and Eleanor Sobel of
Hollywood.The Republicans
who voted against it are
Sens. Paula Dockery of
Lakeland and.Steve Oelrich
of Cross Creek.


GAS: Fuel price could affect election

Continued From Page 1A


ing his rejection last month
of a pipeline to carry oil
from Canada to refineries
on the U.S. Gulf Coast And
they're full of promises.
"I've developed a program
for American energy so no
future president will ever
bow to a Saudi king again,
and so every American can
look forward to $2.50-a-gal-
lon gasoline," former House
Speaker Newt Gingrich said
in the Wednesday night GOP
debate in Mesa, Ariz. He calls
his strategy "Drill Here, Drill
Now."
At the same event, for-
mer Sen. Rick Santorum of
Pennsylvania who has
warned of $5-a-gallon gas -
asserted that "we have a lot
of troubles around the world,
as you see the Middle East in
flames and what's going on
in this country with gas pric-
es and the economy." And
former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney suggested that
even more troubling than


rising gasoline prices was
Iranian President Mahmoud
"Ahmadinejad with nuclear
weapons."
In his speech at the
University of Miami, Obama
sought to draw a contrast
with his GOP challengers
and made a pointed refer-
ence to what he suggested
was Republican glee at ris-
ing gas prices.
"And you can bet that
since it's an election year,
they're already dusting off
their three-point plans for $2
gas," Obama said. "Ill save
you the suspense. Step one is
drill, step two is drill, and step
three is keep drilling... We've
heard the same thing for 30
years. Well, the American
people aren't stupid."
Addressing the rising
public anxiety, Obama said,
'There are no quick fixes to
this problem, and you know
we can't just drill our way
to lower gas prices." Anyone
suggesting otherwise was


not being honest, he said.
Still, Obama said he had
ordered his administration
to search for every possible
area to help consumers in
the coming months. He said
his administration's "all-of-
the-above strategy," one that
includes oil, gas, wind and
solar power, is the "only real
solution" to the nation's ener-
gy challenges.
Gingrich quickly dis-
missed Obama's energy
speech as "excuses and fan-
tasies."


Chamber mixer


TODD WILSONILake City Reporter
Michael Tubbs, general manager of Fairfield Inn, welcomes guests to the Lake City-
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer Thursday at the hotel. More than
100 people attended the event.


WATER: Public meeting set for March

Continued From Page 1A


III, executive director
of the St. Johns District.
"We've made progress and
it's now time to further
involve our stakeholders as
we continue our forward
momentum."
Tanzler and Suwannee
DistrictAssistant Executive
Director Charlie Houder in
February and March are
meeting with 13 North
Florida county commis-
sions to engage them in
the Partnership.
"Partnerships are critical
to protecting our shared
water resources," Houder
said. "Through our work
with St Johns, DEP. and
the communities and
stakeholders throughout


the region, we will ensure
long-term, sustainable
water supplies."
"Getting Florida's water
right, in terms of water
quality and water supply,
is crucial to the future of
our state and one of our
top priorities at DEP," said
DEP Deputy Secretary
for Water Policy and
Ecosystem Restoration
Greg Munson. 'The North
Florida Regional Water
Supply Partnership is a
great step to helping us
better understand and
manage our water resourc-
es, and we look forward to
partnering with the .water
management districts, local
governments, and other


stakeholders to ensure a
sustainable water supply."
Some elements of the
Partnership include:
-Developing a shared
tool to predict and assess
water resource impacts
-Studying the regional
groundwater decline in
north Florida
Creating consistency
and coordination in setting
minimum flows and levels
Collecting and sharing
science-based data
Developing a regional
water supply plan
Forming the stake-
holder committee to ensure
that stakeholders have a
meaningful opportunity to
provide input


RACE: Spotlight on pancreatic cancer

Continued From Page 1A


from Catherine Kuykendall,
wife of GulfCoast Financial
Services president John
Kuykendall. Catherine
died last year, shortly after
being diagnosed with pan-
creatic cancer.
Cosentino has dealt with
the disease in her own life
as well. Her father died
shortly after being diag-
nosed with the same afflic-
tion.
"It's just really insidious,"
said Cosentino referring to the
onset of pancreatic cancer.


According to .the
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network, pancreatic can-
cer is difficult to diagnose
and to treat. Fatalities
from the disease are also
fairly prevalent; It is the
10th most commonly
diagnosed cancer, but the
4th leading cause of can-
cer death in the United
States.
"They don't even call it a
survival rate, it's a mortal-
ity rate," said Cosentino.
At the festival on


-Sunday, a speaker from
the Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network will be
present to educate festi-
val-goers. Other educa-
tional materials will also
be given out.
Cosentino expressed
her gratitude to the com-
munity for their involve-
ment with the event.
"People have really
come out to say 'Let me
do this or that'," said
Cosentino. "It took on a
life of its own."


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Friday February 24, 2012


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ONE
OPINION


Use of force

an option

in Syria


of diplomacy, the Obama
administration has opened
the door to arming the
Syrian opposition, even
though U.S. policy until now
has been firmly against it
State Department spokes-
woman Victoria Nuland said,
"We don't believe that it makes
sense to contribute now to the
further militarization of Syria."
Note the caveat "now."
And then came the opening
door: If we can't get Syrian
President Bashar Assad "to
yield to the pressure we are all
bringing to bear, we may have
to consider additional mea-
sures."
The Arab League, which was
essential to helping overthrow
Moammar Gadhafi in Libya,
has been ineffectual in this
case. It sent an observer mis-
sion to Syria that was allowed
to see little and accomplished
nothing, and has proposed a
joint observer mission with the
United Nations. ,
But the world agency,
because of opposition from
Russia and China, also has
proved useless. The two nations
vetoed an innocuous Security
Council resolution merely call-
ing for an end to the violence.
President Barack Obama is
under pressure from the hawk-
ish trio of Sens. John McCain,
Joe Lieberman and Lindsey
Graham to take more assertive
action against Syria. But Obama
faces resistance from the U.S.
military, one reason being we
have no idea who the opposi-
tion players are other than
disaffected defectors from the
Syrian military.
Meanwhile, Assad's Russian-
equipped, Iranian-financed mili-
tary continues to pound opposi-
tion neighborhoods into rubble,
killing many inhabitants and,
this week, a U.S. journalist for a
British newspaper and a French
photographer.
The outlook is not great, but
maybe the Friends of Syria can
satisfy Dempsey's, objections
by identifying and organiz-
ing a credible opposition, one
capable of handling "additional
measures." Then the door to
providing arms would truly be
open.
Scripps Howard News Service


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Bush administra-
tion waged what it
called a Global War
on Terrorism. Yet
against Iran, the world's leading
sponsor of terrorism, no seri-
ous actions were ever taken.
President Barack Obama is
waging what he calls a "war
against al-Qaida and its affili-
ates." Yet he and his advisers
are reluctant to articulate what
has become indisputable: Iran
and al-Qaida are affiliated.
Senior Obama officials have
come closer to calling a spade
a spade: Last week, Director
of National Intelligence James
Clapper described the relation-
ship between Iran and al-Qaida
as a longstandingg ... marriage."
But you had to listen carefully to
hear him say that,
"Iran has harbored al-Qaida
leaders, facilitators," Clapper told
a hearing of the Senate Armed
Services Committee. They have
been "under house arrest condi-
tions. (Iran's rulers) have had
this sort of standoff arrangement
with al-Qaida, allowing (al-Qaida)
to exist (inside Iran), but not to
foment any operations directly
from Iran, because they're very
sensitive about, 'Hey, we might
come after them there as well.'...
So there has been this longstand-
ing, as I say, kind of, shotgun
marriage, or marriage of conve-
nience."
Also last week: The U.S.
Treasury Department desig-
nated the Iranian Ministry of
Intelligence and Security (MOIS)
for its.sponsorship of terrorism.
Among the terrorist groups


LETTERS


Cliff May


Treasury said MOIS supports:
al-Qaida.
Thomas Joscelyn, my col-
league at the Foundation for
Defense of Democracies, has
extensively researched the Iran-
al-Qaida relationship. Back in
2007, he wrote: "No fallacy today
is more misguided or more
dangerous than the widespread
belief that Iran, the world's pre-
mier state sponsor of terrorism,
and al-Qaida are not allies in the
terrorists' war against the West"
The terrorist attack that killed
19 Americans at Khobar Towers
in 1996 was almost certainly an
Iranian/al-Qaida joint venture.
But the Clinton administration
chose to shut down FBI investiga-
tors in the belief- misguided but
widespread at the time that more
moderate Iranians were coming to
power in Tehran and that publicly
revealing the Iranian role would
impede diplomatic efforts.
What about the attacks on
, the U.S. homeland three years
later? The 9/11 commissioners
"found no evidence that Iran
or Hezbollah was aware of the
planning for what later became
the 9/11 attack" However, intel-
ligence obtained by 9/11 com-
mission staffers just before the
release of their report too late
for serious examination prompt-


ed the commissioners to add:
"We believe this topic requires
further investigation by the U.S.
government" Such investigations
have not been conducted or, if
they were, their conclusions have
never been made public.
In the years since 2001, Iran
has continued to cooperate
with al-Qaida. In January 2009,
Treasury designated four senior
al Qaeda members who had
received Iran's assistance. Last
July, Treasury designated six
al-Qaida operatives noting that
they used Iran as "a critical transit
point for funding to support al-
Qaida's activities in Afghanistan
and Pakistan." And in September
2011, the State Department desig-
nated a Hamas operative, linking
him to both Iran and al-Qaida.
In light of all this, why has
there been so little public discus-
sion of the Iranian-al-Qaida rela-
tionship? Two reasons suggest
themselves: (1) Scholars, journal-
ists and intelligence analysts who
denied this association in the past
are reluctant to admit they were
wrong. (2) Knowledge conveys
responsibility: If Iran is and long
has been married to al-Qaida,
and if Iran is now just a few spins
of a centrifuge away from acquir-
ing nuclear weapons, it follows
that strong measures must be
taken against this growing threat
That's a message many
Americans do not want to hear.
It's certainly a message many
American leaders do not want
to tell them.
Clifford D. May is president of
the Foundation for the Defense
of Democracies, a policy institute
focusing on terrorism. -


TO THE EDITOR


School board vs. 'Murderers' Row'


To the Editor:

Imagine trying to pitch
against the starting lineup of
the 1927 New York Yankees.
They were such great baseball
hitters that they were nick-
named "Murderers' Row."
Well, the Columbia County
School District teachings
of the Scientific Theory
of Evolution is going up
against a Murderers' Row of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
President Abraham Lincoln,
The Signers of the Declaration
of Independence and The
Book of Genesis.
The words on the Columbia
County School District
Billboard reads, "February
African American History
Month." But, when pre-
sented with the "I have a
dream" speech given by
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
on tli( steps of the Lincoln
Memorial 08/28/1963, the
School Board has an evolu-
tion conniption. Dr. King Jr.


said, "'We hold these truths
to be self-evident: that all men
are created equal.' I have
a dream...'". But, accord-
ing to the School District's
teachings of Next Generation
Sunshine State Standard,
this 1964 Nobel Peace Prize
winner is dead wong. We
were not "created equal", but
we evolved from hominids!
NGSSS (SC.912.L.15.10)
says, "Identify basic trends
in hominid evolution from
early ancestors six million
years ago to modern humans,
including brain size, jaw size,
language, and manufacture
of tools." Where did the
renowned Dr. King Jr. come
up with the idea that we
were "created equal" and not
evolved from hominids?
Well, we just had the
Olustee Festival in town and
the famous President Abraham
Lincoln presenter, Tad Allen.
He quoted the words of the
Gettysburg Address in which
Lincoln said, "created equal."


And where did Lincoln come
up with the idea? Well, The
Declaration of Independence
says "We hold these truths to
be self-evident, that all men
are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable rights...."
And where did the idea of a
"Creator" come from who cre-
ated us equal in His image?
Try Genesis 1:26,27.
The School District's teach-
ings of evolution are up against
a murderers' row of great
men, and a Great Book, all of
which use the word "created."
I think this pro-creation
"Murderers' Row" have batted
around against the Columbia
School District trying to pitch
the teaching that we were
evolved from a hominid. It is
time for the Columbia County
School Board to be taken off
of the mound and sent pack-
ing to their evolved shower.
Kenny Merriken
Lake City


4A


ANOTHER
VIEW



Jobless


rates



really


higher


T he Obama admin .
istration keeps '
reporting supposed
good news on the "
employment front
Americans sense that some-
thing is not quite right about
the rosy official numbers, and
a series of independent reports.
confirms their skepticism.
On Feb. 16, the Congressional
Budget Office (CBO) released a
report on long-term unemploy- : ,
ment showing that the past three
years have witnessed "the longest
stretch of high unemployment
in this country since the Great '
Depression." The report observes
that if the underemployed had
not been excluded from official
statistics, "the unemployment rate
in January 2012 would have been
about 15 percent" The "share of
unemployed people looking for
work for more than six months,"
ie. the long-term unemployed,
has been above 40 percent since
December 2009, the highest level
since these data have.been col-
lected.
One reason for the persistence
of long-term unemployment is
that people are eligible for unem- :
ployment benefits far longer than
before the recession. White House
senior adviser Valerie Jarrett help-
fully reminded America that the
Obama administration sees this as
a net positive. "People who receive
that unemployment check go out
and spend it and help stimulate
the economy, so that's healthy as
well," she said Tuesday
Those who run out their unem-
ployment benefits are increasingly
seeking other forms of "stimulus."
A new report from JPMorgan
Chase shows that Social Security
disability claims have risen to a
record $200 billion a year, with 5.3
percent of the working-age popula-
tion claiming some form of federal
disability payment Mental-illness
claims have particularly increased,
which is a metric the White House
would rather ignore.
The most sobering reality
check comes from Gallup, which
reports a daily, non-seasonally-
adjusted 30-day rolling average
Unemployment figure. Lately,
these numbers have not been
telling a story the White House
wants to hear. The official,
adjusted numbers show monthly
declines in unemployment from
9.1 percent in August 2011 to
8.3 percent in January 2012.
However, the Gallup daily figures
show unemployment dropping
from 9 percent in mid-August to
8.2 percent at the end of October,
floating up to 8.7 percent in
November, dropping to 8.2 per-
cent in early January and then
pushing back up to 9 percent in
the past five weeks. Gallup's mea-
sure of underemployment has
been tracking generally upward
since August, from 17.5 percent :
to around 19 percent
One reason for the discon-
nect between official and inde- : ,.
pendent statistics is that the
Labor Department has been
gradually trimming the per-
centage of people it counts as
officially part of the labor force.
This number has shrunk from
65.7 percent to 63.7 percent
since Mr. Obama took office.
So while earlier this month the
White House highlighted the
news that January payrolls had
risen by 243,000, the Bureau of
Labor Statistics quietly dropped
1.2 million from the calculated


workforce. Ejecting people from
the labor pool makes it easy for
the Obama administration to keep
reporting favorable unemploy-
ment numbers. The food-stamp
nation knows better.
N Washington Times


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL FRIDAY, FFRnUARY 24, 2012




COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Feb. 24

FFA benefit auction
The Fort White and
Columbia FFA chapters
will be holding their 2nd
Annual Benefit auction
on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30
p.m. in the Columbia High
School cafeteria. The pro-
ceeds from this auction
will help over 150 FFA
members further their
education in Agriscience
and attend various FFA
contest and leadership
events throughout the
year. Everyone is invited to
attend.
Art Exhibit


some wonderful singing
from these young adilts.
Local landscape event
Lowe's Home
Improvement, 3463 NW
Bascom Norris Drive in
Lake City, will host a local
landscape event from noon
to 2 p.m on Feb. 24. There
will be vendors, samples,'


The Art League of North -
Florida invites the commu- -
nity to the 7th
Annual Spring Members
Art Exhibit at the Levy
Performing Arts Center,
Florida Gateway College.
The exhibit opens with a
reception on
Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. There
will be refreshments,
award presentation, and
art from area artists
in several mediums. The
exhibit is on display from
Feb. 24 through March 22.
Artists that are not mem- Florida Gateway College stu
bers are invited to join the Lindboe, 17, and Mary Gieg
Art League and be eligible Rivers Library & Media Ceni
for judging in this show.
Additional information
contact Jim Whiteside at .
housesnoops2005@hotmail. ,and information for com-,
com. mercial4and home garden-
..,h d r ers. Open to the public.
Fish dinner .
.eI e *


Afish dinner will be R ,
available at Our Redeemer ''
Lutheran Church, 5056 SW, Police Ball
State Road 47, Feb. 24 and The Lake City Police
every Friday starting at 3 Department's 19th annual
P.m. ,Police Ball Charity Gala to
Columbia Top Talent benefit Haven Hbspice will
'be Saturday. Feb. 25 from 7
The Columbia Top : to !:p.m. Join us for good
Talent show for Fort White 'food, music aid fellow-
High School will be Friday, ship. The attire is formal.
Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Individual tickets, are.$50.
school. Come out and enjoy Reserved tables and pon-''


sorships are available. Call
719-5742 for information.
Community Concerts
The UNF Chamber
Singers perform 3 p.m.
Feb. 25 at the Levy
Performing Arts Center.
This elite singing ensemble
from the University of
North Florida performs


world music, voca
and other choral
Ticket and memb
information is ava
www. community(
info.
Banquet


tickets and information
contact CDC 386-752-9785,
Betty Powell 386-755-7377,
David Turner 386-697-4752,
or Marlette Robinson 386-
288-1856.
Race Day
Gulf Coast Financial
Services presents
First Annual Catherine


l jazz, Kuykendall Race Day
gems. to benefit the Pancrea
ership Cancer Action Netwoi
lilable'at on Saturday, Feb. 25 a
concerts. Rountree Moore Toyo
; 1232 US Highway 90A
Race starts at 8:15. Re
online active.com.


The 7th Annual
Fundraising Banquet will
be held on Saturday, 'Feb.
25 'at the Great Lake City
Community Development
Corporation. This is a
"Black Tie Affair". Hope to
see you there.
STickets aie $30. For


Zumbathon
There will be a
Zumnbathon on Febi. 2!
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. al
Skating Palace. All pr
Sceeds from the $10 do
tion will help CO2 Stu
Ministries' teens go to


Summer Missions Camp!
Come GLOW so they can
GO! Wear fluorescent,
white or anything that will
glow in black light. Contact
Sarah Sandlin for more
info: lakecityzumba@gmail.
com or 386-758-0009.

Community development
banquet
The Greater Lake City
Community Development
Corp. will host the 7th
Annual Fundraising
Banquet Saturday, Feb. 25
at 6 p.m. a the Columbia
County Fairgrounds exhibi-
tion hall, 438 SW Branford
Highway. Tickets are $30
and Allison Megrath of
Plum Creek will be the
keynote speaker. For infor-
mation call (386) 752-9785.


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


every Saturday from 8am
to noon in Wilson Park,
located along Lake DeSoto
between the Columbia
SCounty Courthouse
and Shands Lakeshore
Hospital. Vendor space
is available. The market
features locally grown
fresh fruits and vegetables,
plants, honey, baked goods,
jams & jellies, artists and
much more! For more
information about the Lake
DeSoto Farmers Market
call 386-719-5766 or visit
marketlcfla.com. Join us
on Facebook and sign up
at the market booth for our
weekly email updates!


Feb. 26


Race Day Fair


Farmers Market Catherine Kuykendall
This week at the Lake Race Day Fair. Sunday,
This wek at the February'26, 1:00 p.m.
DeSotd Farmers Market, to 5:30 p.m. at Rountree
the University of Florida/ Moore Toyota. Watch the
IFAS, Columbia County Daytona 500 inside the
Extension Office will have Toyota showroom! Enter
current information on the Parkview Baptist Pie-
upcoming local workshops. Cake Contest to try for
UF Extension offers a wide the $100 prize! Enter the
variety of public programs Christ Central ROC Hot
Something for everyone! Dog Eating Contest! See
porter Topics include raising live- the race cars and other
I. stock, growing vegetable tricked-out vehicles!
gardens, grafting and prun- Cheer the.kids entered
ing fruit trees, handling into the BoxCar Car Show
your diabetes, money man- (elementary age kids pick
agement, attracting birds, up boxes for decoration
4-H opportunities, row at Lowe's). The school
5K crop field days, muscadine with the most participa-
tic grapes, citrus trees and tion in the BoxCar Car
-k so much more. Stop and Show wins $100 for their
it find out what's available Teachers' Supply Closet!
ta, for you this spring. Live Drop off your school sup-
West. music by Ted Wright. Itis plies at GulfCoast Financial
sister the long term goal of the Services, SunState Federal
Community Redevelopment Credit Union, or Rountree
Agency to create a Moore Toyota until Friday,
Waterfront Entertainment February 24. Community
District surrounding Lake donated school supplies
5 DeSoto, with Wilson Park illbe divided equally
tthe highlighted asthe pre- between all the elementary
o- miere park in downtown.
e fore wark community own schools with kids partici-
a- for weekly community paying in the BoxCar Car
dent events. The Lake DeSoto Show! General admission
Farmers Market is open ticketss $25.


OBITUARIES


J. W. Baker
J.W. Baker on Tuesday, February
21,2012, God made a call to J.W.
Baker to come and join him in
heaven. As J.W. so willingly an-
swered God's
call, we are
left to mourn
the loss of a
great man, giv-
ing father, and
a good friend.
In, 1938, while
our nation was
in turmoil -and 8
on the brink of
war, J.W. boldly -
stepped into the
shoes of man at the tender age
of 17 and enlisted in the U.S.
Army/Air Corp. Without hesita-
tion, he proudly served his coun-
try as a ground soldier during
World War II. Shortly thereafter
in 1950, J.W. graciously accept-
ed the call to duty to serve in the
Korean War. It was at this time;
J.W. sustained a grave injury and
was Honorably Discharged from
his duties as a Tech. Sergeant.
In his community, through-
out his 42 years of service in
veterinarian medicine at Witt
Animal Clinic, J.W. was highly
sought after to care for the pets
of countless of families. He was
the savior for the pets he treated
and for that those families were
eternally gratefully for his time
S and dedication to his work.
J.W. was an active member of
the American Legion Post 322.
There he would join in camara-
derie and fellowship with other
.veterans and the community.
J.W. was preceded in death by
his wife, Clara Virginia Baker;
his daughters, Elaine Dunham
and Virginia Ann Scott; his son,
Larry 'Bubba' Brooklyn; his
mother, Melissa 'Missy' Gan-
dy; his father Julius Baker; and
his brother Larry 'LC' Baker.
He leaves in mourning his chil-
dren: Manatee (Sandy) Baker,
Jennings, FL; Donell Staten,
Gainesville, FL; Janet Staten,
Lake City, FL; Freddie 'Terry'
Staten, Lake City, FL; Lesia
Michelle Clark, Lake City, FL;


Timothy Baker, Lake City, FL;
Melissa Ann 'Brown, Boynton
Beach, FL; Johnl Wesley Baker,
Lake City, FL; Melissa 'Missy'
Baker, Jacksonville, FL; and,
Latonia Baker, Jacksonville,
FL; a loving sister, Queen Es-
ter Daniels, Jennings, FL; 18
grandchildren: and, two de-
voted granddaughters, Kenesha
McGuire and Mikayla Jones; 5
nephews Willie Paul, Frank,
Phillip, Kenneth, and JD Dan-
iels; 5 nieces Joann Collins,
Juanita Home, Queen 'Penny'
Daniels, aqd Ledia Jackson, and
the niece closest to his heart,
Betty Jo' Cato; those he loved as
if they-were his own: Sheila Riv-
ers, Patricia Cray, Stephen Witt,
Sherri Witt-Cason, Libby Witt,,
and Danny Witt; frientl and co-
worker, Dr. Paul' Witt; a person
that loved and honored him, Sen-
etta Johnson, she called him her
granddaddy;, and a host of other
sorrowing relatives and friends.
The home going service will
be February 25, 2012 at 11:00
am at New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, 550 NE Martin
Luther King St., Lake City, FL
32055. The wake will be held
on Friday, March 24 from 5-7pm
at New Bethel M.B. Church.
Arrangements entrusted to
COMBS FUNERAL HOME,
292 NE Washington Street.
Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366.
Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D.
"The Caring Professionals".

Charles Edward Harris, Jr.
Charles Edward Harris, Jr., 81,
a resident of Lake City, Florida
passed away February 22,2012 at
the Suwannee Valley Care Cen-
ter following an extended illness.
Mr. Harris had resided in Lake
City for the past fifteen years
coming from Easton, Maryland.
He is the son of the late Charles
E. Harris Sr. and Lydia Wheatly
Harris. Hewas veteran ofKorea
having served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Harris, Lake City, Flori-
da. One daughter: Ruth Har-
ris, Rock Hall, Maryland, one


Son: Charles E. Harris, III,
Rock Hall, Maryland., One sis-
ter: Edna Mae Harris, Hurlock,
Maryland, One Brother: Bobby
Harris, San Luis Obispo, CA.
Two Grandchildren and three
great grandchildren also survive.
Graveside funeral services will
be conducted Monday, Febru-
ary 27, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in
the Jacksonville National Cem-
etery, Jacksonville, Florida.
GUERRY FUNERAL
HOME, 2659 SW Main
Blvd. Lake City, Florida is
in charge of arrangements.

Caleb Nolafh Shaw
On Sunday February 19, 2012
Caleb Nolan Shaw was born at
2:58 a.m., and at 6:00 a.m. Ca-
leb went to heaven. Although'
his life was short Caleb will
live on in his parents Eric &
Ashley Shavw's hearts forever.
Caleb will also be forever loved
and remembered by his grand-
parents Mike and Lori Koon,
Steve and Paula Shaw and
Warren and Michelle Hogan as
well as a large extended family.
Memorial service for Caleb will
be held Saturday February 25,
2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Tabernacle
Baptist Church, Lake City, FL.
Visitation with the family will
follow in the fellowship hall.

Larry Wayne Williams,. Sr.
Mr. Larry Wayne Williams, Sr.,
age 65, of Lake City, Fla. died
Wednesday, February 22, in the
Shands Lake Shore Hospital,
Lake City, Fl. following an ex-
tended illness. He has resided
in Lake City all of his life. He
worked as a boilermaker in the
construction industry for over
25 years until his retirement in
1986.'He was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S.
Branford Ward, a member of
Local #199qofTampa, Fl. Boiler-
makers Union and loved fishing,
hunting, camping at Horseshoe
Beach,. Fl. and spending time
with his grandchildren. He was


preceded in death by his mother
Iva Iris Dicks Williams and a
sister-in-law Mary .L6u Wil-
liams. He is survived by his wife
of 30 years, Lynn Williams of
Lake City, Fl.: Three daughters,
Deanna (Randy) Otis of West
Jefferson, Ohio, Samantha (Wal-
ter) Howard and Cristin O'Neal
Williams both of Lake City, Fla.:
Three sons, Larry Wayne (Tam-
my) Williams, Jr. of Laporte,
Texas, Christopher O'Neal Wil-


liams and Larry James Williams
both of Lake City, El.: One sister,
Iris (Larry) Lackey of Lake City,
Fl.: Two brothers, Jackson Wil-
liams and Curry (Kim) Williams
both of Lake City, Fl.: Father
and mother-in-law Benny and
Nadine Overton of Lakeland,
Fl.: Seventeen grandchildren
and one great grandchild also
survive. Funeral services will be
conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday,
February 25, in the Lake Butler


Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S.,
Lake Butler, Fl. Interment will
be in Oak Grove Cemetery,
Union County, Fl. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Fri-
day, February 24,-at GUERRY
FUNERAL HOME, 2659
S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fl
www. guerryfuneralhome. cor
Obituaries are paid advertise-
ments. For details, call the Lake
City Reporter's classified depart-
ment at 752-1293.


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Friday. February 24.2012


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Section B


BRIEFS
LCMS, RMS TRACK
Krispy Kreme
fundraiser set
The track teams
at Lake City Middle
School and Richardson
Middle School have a
Krispy Kreme fundraiser
planned for Friday. Cost
is $7 and orders are
being taken by track ath-
letes at both schools.
For details, call coach
Quinton Jefferson at
755-8130 or e-mail coach
April Morse at eanbz@
bellsouth.net.

RUNNING
Kuykendall
5K Race Day
Saturday
The Catherine
Kuykendall Race Day
5K run is 8:15 a.m.
Saturday 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 the benefit of
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network. Sponsorships
are available.
For details, call
Melanie at 755-9018..

Race the
Tortoise 5K
March 3
The fourth annual
Race the Tortoise 5K
run/walk is 8 a.m.
March 3 at O'Leno State
Park. Entry fee is $25
and includes a T-shirt.
Proceeds go to the
Park's Nature Center
and for an audio/visual
system for training and
education. Donations will
be accepted. To register
go to www.friendsofoleno.
org.
For details, call James
Salvo at (386) 454-4115
or e-mail jvsalvo26@
gmail.com.

ZUMBA
Zumbathon
benefit planned
The Let's Glow
Zumbathon fundraiser
to help CO2 Student
Ministries teens attend
Summer Missions Camp
is 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday
at the Skating Palace.
Wear clothing that will
glow in black light
Donation is $10.
For details, call Sarah
Sandlin at 758-0009 or
e-mail lakecityzumba@
gmail.com.

CHS FOOTBALL
Q-back meeting
March 5
The Columbia County
Quarterback Club will
meet at 6 p.m. March 5
at the Jones Fieldhouse. '
For details, call Joe
Martino at 984-0452.

From staff reports

GAMES

Friday
Columbia High boys
tennis vs. Lecanto High at
Central Florida College,
3:30 p.m.
Columbia High
softball at Santa Fe High,
7 p.m.
Fort White High
baseball at Interlachen
High, 7 p.m. (JV-4)
Fort White High


softball vs. Williston High,
7 p.m. (JV-5)


CHS ready for

rematch against

Santa Fe High


Tigers looking to Columbia will start pitch-
go 7-0 with er Erin Andrews and have
g Taylor Douglass ready to
win over rival. go.
"I'm going to leave Erin
By BRANDON FINLEY in until I feel like they're
bfinley@lakecityreporter.com catching on to what she's
doing," Williams said. "If
After a 6-0 start to the she throws like she did ear-
season and a 10-0 win over lier in the year at Trinity,
Santa Fe High in its first I'm gonna stick with her. I
contest, logic would say still want to get Taylor in
that Columbia High should, there though."
be in for an easy contest Williams has had his
against the Lady Raiders share of players to brag
tonight, on this season with the hot
That will not be the case start for the Lady Tigers.
according to Columbia head Columbia is batting .409
coach'Jimmy Williams as as a team and has 11 home
::the Lady Tigers travel to runs. The Lady Tigers have
Santa Fe at 7 p.m. tonight outscored opponents 61-3
'There are two teams so far this season and have
that always seem to play recorded five-straight shut-
us tough," Williams ,said. outs.
"Santa Fe and Suwannee Three Lady Tigers are
are always close games and tied for the team lead with
like rivalries." three home runs apiece.
The game was in a score- Kayli Kavistad, who hit
less tie until Santa Fe start- 11 last season 'to set the
ing pitcher Taylor Bowen Columbia record as a fresh-
went out with a high-ankle man, is tied with Stephanie
sprain. Bowen had allowed Pilkington and Brandy
four hits, walked three Morgan. Michaela Burton
and struck out four batters and Douglass have also
before leaving the game. homered.
After that, Columbia lit "Its been nice to have
up the Lady Raiders with these players," Williams
two home runs and 10 runis said. "And the future looks
the.rest of the way. bright as well."
"I'm pretty sure they have Although Douglass has
; tbad taste in their mouth struggled behind the plate,
out the way"tiri ast one" Williams expects her to
went Williams said. "Its catch fire at any moment.
always tough going over "She can be a streaky
there. The last time they hitter," Williams said. "She
went I referred to it as the can get hot and have 10 hits
game of the century." in a row. I've seen her do it


uke


Blue Devils get
20 from Rivers in
win over Noles.
By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE -
Reserve Andre Dawkins
scored 22 points and fresh-
man Austin Rivers added 20
to lead No. 5 Duke to a 74-
66 victory at No. 15 Florida
State on Thursday night
The win kept the Blue
Devils (24-4, 11-2) tied with
No. 7 North Carolina for
first place in the Atlantic
Coast Conference while
Florida State (19-8, 10-3)
dropped a game behind.
Dawkins scored 18 points
over the last 11:23 of the
first half, going 5 of 7 from
3-point range as Duke took a
39-32 lead. The Blue Devils
took the lead for keeps at
17-15 on a layup by Rivers
with 10:44 remaining.
Ryan Kelly added 13
points and Miles Plumlee
had 10 for Duke, which shot
42.3 percent from the field,
including 13 of 28 from 3-
point range.
Michael Snaer had 18
points for the Seminoles,
while Bernard James added
13 points, nine rebounds and
five blocked shots. Snaer,
whose first of two buzzer-
beating game-winning 3-
pointers this season ended
Duke's 45-game home win-
ning streak 33 days ago, sat
out the last 9:49 of the first
half after drawing his sec-
ond personal foul.
The Seminoles, who have
never won an ACC title, beat
Duke and North Carolina
last month.


JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High's Kayli Kvistad (21) runs to third base while playing Santa Fe on Feb. 9.


in practice and the-kids tell,
her to quit showing off."
Williams has been,
pleased with the perfor-
mances he's been receiv-
ing from the bottom of the
order.
"Holly Boris has been
phenomenal," Williarths
said.
Her .666 batting average
backs that up.
"She's reaching base at
about .720 for the year,"
Williann -' 'd. "Brittan\
Morgan has berr" .rf ng
.good. I always ,knrf she
was a varsity player for
us, but now she's found a
spot. Hollianne Dohrn has
her gameface on again,


Anderson is in good com-
mand and Michaela is tak-
ing pitchers deep into the
count, so that helps."
Of course, Williams isn't
down on some of the play-
ers that have been doing it
for four years for the: Lady.
Tigers.
"Peyton Sund 'hasn't
missed a beat since return-
ing from injury," he said:
"She seems to have a focus;
she's, swinging at good,
pitcht ~ ~ (-tense at fir-l
isJ R r she sstar
%ing to'-settle in at the ne
position. Her bat is as good:
as Pilkington's. They're like
identical for the year."
And Williams has


dunks


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Duke's Seth Curry (30) makes a layup against Florida State's Bernard James (5) in the
second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday in Tallahassee. Duke won 74-66.


enjoyed the leadership he's
received from Pilkington on
the field.
"She's like a coach on
the field," Williams said.
"Leading against Wolfson,
"she was keeping the team
in the game, telling them to
preserve the .shutut. She
doesn't want to give any
mercy. She's guiding our
;ship and making sure that
we don't let up on anything."
Williams knows that
things aren't going to get
any easier with wins.
"If we go 7-0, the tar-
get will just continue to get
bigger," Williams said. "We
have to continue to do the
little things."


FSU

/ FROM THE SIDELINE


Brandon Finley
Phone:(386) 754-0420
bfinley@lakecityreportercom

Similar

seasons
TALLAHASSEE Isn't
it funny that only a few
short weeks ago there
was talk of Florida State
dumping head basketball
coach Leonard Hamilton?
After losses against
Princeton and Harvard,
Hamilton helped turn the
Seminoles' season around
and nearly helped Florida
State gather a regular
season ACC title.
Though Florida State
fell, 74-66, against Duke
on Thursday to fall a game
behind the Blue Devils and
North Carolina, you have
to hand it to Hamilton for
the way he helped the team
through adversity.
It reminds me of another
coach that had a similar
turnaround this season
- Tom Caughlin.
Can the Seminoles
match Caughlin's Giants
with a championship?
Probably not, but
consecutive sweet 16
appearances would be a
first for the Noles.
Not bad for a guy that
was on the chopping block.


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Today's Games
No. 10 Marquette at West Virginia,
9 p.m.
Saturday's Games
No. I Kentucky vs.Vanderbilt Noon
No. 2 Syracuse at UConn, 9 p.m.
No. 3 Missouri at No. 4 Kansas,
4 p.m.
No. 5 Duke vs.Virginia Tech, Noon
No. 6 Michigan State vs. Nebraska,
8 p.m.
No. 7 North Carolina at No. 25
Virginia, 4 p.m.
No. 9 Georgetown vs. Villanova,
2 p.m.
No. II Michigan vs. Purdue, 6 p.m.
No. 12 Florida' at Georgia,
4 p.m.
No. 13 Baylor vs. Oklahoma, 1:45 p.m.
No. 14 Murray State at Tennessee
Tech, 8:30 p.m.
No. 18 New Mexico atTCU, 7 p.m.
No. 19 Wichita State vs. Drake, 1:30
p.m.
No. 20 Notre Dame vs. St. John's at
Madison Square Garden, Noon
No.21 UNLV vs.Air Force,4 p.m.
No. 22 Temple at Saint Joseph's, 7 p.m.
No. 24 San Diego State vs. Colorado
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Sunday's Games
No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 16 Wisconsin,
4 p.m.
No. 15 Florida State at Miami,
6 p.m.
No. 17 Louisville vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.
No. 23 Indiana at Minnesota, I p.m.

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Friday -Voluntary reporting date for
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reporting date for Oakland and Seattle.
March 2 Mandatory reporting
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Seattle.
March 2-11 -Teams may renew con-
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March 19 Last day to place a
player on unconditional release waivers
and pay 30 days termination pay instead
of 45 days.
March 28-29 Seattle vs. Oakland
at Tokyo.
April 2 Last day to request uncon-
ditional release waivers on a player with-
out having to payNhis full 2012 salary.
April 4 Opening day, St. Louis
at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25
players.
May 16-17- Owners' meetings, New
York.
June 4 -Amateur draft.
July 10 All-Star game, Kansas City,
Mo.
July 13 Deadline for amateur draft
picks to sign.
July 22 Hall of Fame induction,
Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 Last day to trade a player
without securing waivers.
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Television: Golf Channel (Today, noon-
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2-6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday,
2-6 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-I:30 a.m.; Saturday,
noon-2 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday,
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LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2012 3B


DEAR ABBY


Resentful husband's lies have

broken marriage beyond repair


DEAR ABBY: I have
been married to "Roman"
for 13 years. He has always
been a man of few words
who didn't initiate much on
his own, so I stepped up to
bat and did everything. I
took over all aspects of our
married life from bill pay-
ing to home maintenance
to romance. He would tell
me how grateful he was to
me for doing it.
His adult daughters
from a previous marriage
have always been cold to
me, and I recently found
out why. It turns out
Roman made up horrible,
untrue stories behind my
back. He painted himself
as the victim of abuse! His
daughters staged an "inter-
vention" to save their dad,
and Roman went along
with them. He cleared out
our bank accounts, hid
money and assets and filed
for divorce. I was stunned.
Abby, he went along
with the charade for a
week until his guilt got
the better of him, and he
admitted he had made it
all up. He said he did so to
get his daughters' atten-
tion.
Roman.and I are now
going through counseling,
and I am assuming respon-
sibility for my part in this
mess. We're both doing
our best to establish forth-
right, honest and open
lines of communication.
The problem is his
daughters still believe the
lies. They hate me and
won't speak to their father


Abigail Van Buren
www.dearabby.com
unless he divorces me.
I'm not sure what to do.
Roman has lost his family
and he may lose me, too.
Have you any advice for
me? OLDER, WISER
AND HEARTBROKEN
DEAR OLDER, WISER
AND HEARTBROKEN:
Your letter made me furi-
ous. It proves that with
your husband no good
deed goes unpunished.
Had you not taken on the
functions your husband
avoided, yourcredit would
be shot, your house would
be a wreck and your sex
life nonexistent And for
this your husband slan-
dered you?
That he would lie to his
daughters about you is
disgusting. That he then
made a money grab and
hid assets is appalling.
What have you to gain
from continuing this mar-
riage? If I were you, I'd
contact a divorce lawyer
AND a forensic accoun-
tant, divide the assets and
let the daughters take care
of their ingrate of a father.

DEAR ABBY: My hus-
band and I belong to a sup-
per club composed of four
couples. We have enjoyed


our monthly gatherings for
years and have developed
a strong bond with each
couple. As a rule, each
one takes turns hosting
the event in their home.
The recent behavior of one
hostess has us baffled.
For starters, "Lynn"
sometimes seats herself
and her husband at a sepa-
rate table, even though
there's room at the main
table. She also involves
herself with activities I
consider rude taking
calls on her cell, perusing
Facebook, doing paper-
work. It's beginning to feel
as though we are an obli-
gation rather than wanted
guests.
Members of our group
have been hesitant to
discuss this with her
because we don't want to
create tension in the group
we have come to hold
dear. Any suggestions?
GETTING SERVED A
COLD DISH.
DEAR GETTING
SERVED: It appears there
is already tension in the
group you have come to
hold dear. For a host to
behave the way Lynn has
is rude. Whoever in the
group is closest to Lynn
should have a chat with
her about it and ask her to
explain. It's possible that
the responsibility of host-
ing has become too much
for her.
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www.DearAbby.com or
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,19): Settle down before
you make a mistake.
Misunderstandings are
apparent, and emo-
tional upset will escalate.
Counteract your impul-
sive reactions by keeping
busy and steering clear of
anyone who may get your
dander up. Make love, not
war. ***
TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Put more effort into
friendships, learning and
expanding your interests.
The more you do.for oth-
ers, the better you will feel
about who you are and
what you are capable of
doing. A new beginning
will change your life. ***r
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expect in return. Don't give
in to anyone trying to make
you look bad. Rise above
controversy and make the
most of your day by using
your skills and charm to win
favors and excel. ****
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a creative idea, or sign up
for a class that will allow
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tion. Communicate to bring
about changes you feel are
necessary to a healthy rela-
tionship with a friend, rela-
tive or neighbor. **
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some excitement into your
life: A last-minute change
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you've never been before
will be a great catalyst
to get you moving in a
new direction. Love and
romance are highlighted.
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): Put more emphasis on
money matters and how
you can make assets grow
and liabilities disappear.
Change is required and
opportunity is present,
so don't hesitate to take
advantage of a chance to
stabilize your future. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22): Don't give in to intimi-
dation. Take control and
make up your own mind
regarding what you want
and how you are going
to get it Re-evaluate an
important relationship.
Equality will help rekindle
the connection. ***
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): Put your heart on the
line. Let the people in your
life know how you feel
and what you intend to do.
Opportunity will develop
if you share your ideas.
Consider partnering with
someone who can contrib-.
ute to your success. ***


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21): You can make a
difference at home if you
do your best to contrib-
ute to changes that keep
everyone happy. Refrain
from trying to manipulate
a situation that must be
allowed to develop natu-
rally. Love is in the stars.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19): Get in touch with
people you have worked
with in the past. Don't let
the expectations of others
get you down. You have
to do what works best for
you. Experience will help
you make the right choice
now. **
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18): Making a lifestyle
change and hanging out
with different people will
do you good. A chance to
try something new or to
put your skills to work is
apparent Once you get
started, many doors will
open. Love is on the rise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20): Be honest about your
capabilities. If you can-
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with someone special..
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CUSTOMERS
On or around March 24, 2012, Comn-
cast will add Disney Jr, channel 138,
to the Digital Preferred tier and add
Soapnet, channel 120, to the Sports
Entertainment Pack.
These channel changes affect current
and new residential and commercial
subscribers in Lake City, Live Oak,
Palatka, St. Augustine, Welaka, Ala-
chua County, Brunswick (GA), Je-
kyll Island (GA) and St. Mary's
(GA). A preview of this service may
be seen by Digital Preferred and
Sports Entertainment Pack customers
prior to the effective date.
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digital equipment may be required to
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services. Service charges may apply.
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strictions apply. For information,
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05530867
February 24, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 12-2012-CP-020
Division:
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS L. SEIGLER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Doris L. Seigler, deceased, whose
date of death was December 17,
2011, and whose social security
number is XXX-XX-0384, file num-
ber: 12-2012-CP-020, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Columbia
County, Florida, Probate Division;
the address of which is P.O. Box
2069, Lake City, Florida 32056-
2069. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney
are set'forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED' TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is Wednesday, 'February 15,
2012.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
By:/s/ Susan L. Mikolaitis
Florida Bar No. 676284
Marvin W. Bingham, Jr. P.A.
P.O. Box 1930
Alachua, Florida 32616-1930
Telephone: (386) 462-5120
Personal Representativest
By:/s/ Terrance M. Seigler
7024 SE 218th Terrace
Hawthorne, Florida 33640

05530742
February 17, 24, 2012.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12-17-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOIS J. DRAKE
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Lois J. Drake, deceased, whose date
of death was January 12. 2012, and
the last four digits of whose social
security number are 0441, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Columbia
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 173 NE Her-
nando Avenue, Lake City, Columbia
County, Florida 32055. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-








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TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE'
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is February 17, 2012.
Attorney for Personal Representative
By:/s/ John E. Norris
Attorney for Margaret Drake Atkins
Florida Bar Number 058998
Norris & Norris, P.A.
253 NW Main Blvd.
Lake City, FL 32055
Telephone: (386) 752-7240
Fax: (386)752-1577
E-Mail: jnorris@norrisattomeys.com
Personal Representative:
By:/s/ Margaret Drake Atkins
7124 Wellington Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

05530781
February 17, 24, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 11000305
Division CP
IN RE; ESTATE OF
MYRTLE L. DICKS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MYRTLE L. DICKS, deceased,
whose date of death was October 24,
2011, and whose Social Security
Number is xxx-xx-7538, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Columbia
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 173 NE Her-
nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida
32055. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their.
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All editorss of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 21, 2012.
By:/s/ Frank J. Yong
Attorney for personal Representative
Florida Bar No.: 0658340
FRANK J. YONG, PA.
4253 Forest Park Rd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
Telephone: (904)355-6775
By:/s/ Darlene Green
Personal Representative
DARLENE GREEN
922 SW Jim Witt Rd.
Lake City, FL. 32025

05530807
February 24, 2012
March 2, 2012


REAL ESTATE WANTED FOR
BORROW PIT
Columbia County, Florida is seeking
to purchase one or more 20-acre par-
cels of land suitable for borrow pit
excavation and use. The properties
must be located in Columbia County,
one north of I-10 and another south
of State Road 240, The site(s) must
be capable of permitting for a borrow
pit in accordance with County Land
Development Regulations, including:
(a) not within a residential zoning
district; (b) not within 330-foot radi-
us of a residential subdivision; (c)
outside the 500-year flood plain; and
(d) direct access to a public road or
provide adequate ingress and egress
easement. County will enter into an
option to purchase with the land
owner subject to the County's deter-
mination and site inspection, includ-
ing drilling and boring, if the site is
suitable for Columbia County's
needs for borrow pit purposes. The
County will pay appraised fair mar-
ket value for the property.
For consideration, interested parties
(owners, brokers or their legal repre-
sentatives) shall provide the follow-
ing, in writing: (1) site location, in-
cluding number of acres available
and property description, including
tax parcel ID number, if available;
and (2) asking price per acre or par-
cel, unless to be determined by fair
market value appraisal. This infor-
mation shall be submitted no later
than 5:00p.m. March 15, 2012 to Ke-
vin Kirby, Public Works Director,
Post Office Box 969, Lake City,
Florida 32056-0969; telephone num-
ber 386-758-1019.
RESPONDERS ARE ADVISED
THAT COLUMBIA COUNTY AS-
SUME NO RESPONSIBILITY TO
PURCHASE ANY PROPERTY
BASED UPON RESPONSES TO
THIS ADVERTISEMENT.

05530787
February 17, 24, 2012


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Case No.: 11-577-CA
ALLSTATE SERVICING, INC., a
Florida corporation, a/k/a ALL
STATE SERVICING,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TRAVIS CLAYTON WILLIAMS,
including any unknown spouse of
said defendant, if married, if remar-
ried, and if deceased, the respective
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim-
ing by through, under or against the
named defendant, UNKNOWN OC-
CUPANT/TENANT #1, n/k/a VIC-
TOR PIERSON, UNKNOWN OC-
CUPANTTfENANT #3, n/k/a
CLARENCE HAYES, and UN-
KNOWN OCCUPANT/TENANT
#4, n/k/a DRESDEN HAYES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to
the Order to schedule judicial sale
entered on the 14th day of March,
2012, with regard to the Default Fi-
nal Judgment as to Count I of Plain-
tiff's Verified Complaint and Award
of Attorney's Fees entered on the 6th
day of February, 2012, in Civil Ac-
tion No.: 11-577-CA, Circuit Court,
Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Co-
lumbia County, Florida, in which
TRAVIS CLAYTON WILLIAMS,
and all other persons claiming by,
through, under, or against them, and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANT/TEN-
ANT #1, n/k/a VICTOR PIERSON,
UNKNOWN OCCUPANT/TEN-
ANT #3, n/k/a CLARENCE
HAYES, and UNKNOWN OCCU-
PANT/TENANT #4, n/k/a DRES-
DEN HAYES, are theDefendants,
and ALLSTATE SERVICING,
INC., a/k/a ALLSTATE SERVIC-
ING, is the Plaintiff, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on
the 3rd Floor of the Columbia Coun-
ty Courthouse, 173 NE Hemando
Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, at
11:00 a.m. EST on the 14th day of
March, 2012, the following descri-
tbed property set forth in the Default
Final Judgment as to Court I of
Plaintiff's Verified Complaint and
Award of Attorney's Fees:
Parcel 1:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 5 OF CORN-
WALL'S SUBDIVISION OF A
PART OF BLOCKS 267 AND 293
IN THE EASTERN DIVISION OF
THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, CO-
LUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN WEST ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF ST. JOHN'S
STREET, A DISTANCE OF 55
FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 99
FEET. MORE OF LESS. TO THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT;
THENCE EAST 61 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
LOT 5; THENCE SOUTHERLY
100 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID
LANDS BEING WHOLLY WITH-
IN SAID LOT 5; COLUMBIA
COUNTY PARCEL ACCOUNT
NO.: 00-00-00-13278-000;
AND
Parcel 2:
BLOCK H. NORTHWEST DIVI-
SION, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA,
SOUTHEAST 1/4 LESS 75
SQUARE FEET IN THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER EAST OF ALLEY
AND LESS 100 FEET NORTH
AND SOUTH BY 75 FEET EAST
AND WEST IN NORTHEAST
CORNER SOUTH OF ALLEY; CO-
LUMBIA COUNTY PARCEL AC-
COUNT NO.: 00-00-00-11532-006.
A statement that any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the date of the sale.
Dated this 9th day of February, 2012.
By: /s/ B. Scippio
Clerk of the Circuit Court

05530768
February 17, 24, 2012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-552-CA c
DLC CATTLE CO., INC.,
a Florida corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES R. HELSABECK, JR.;
JEANETTE P. HELSABECK; DIS-
COVER BANK; and LVNV FUND-
ING LLC,
Defendants
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that the fol-
lowing described real property:
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 15
EAST
SECTION 36: The S 1/2 of NW 1/4
of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4, together with a
non-exclusive perpetual easement for
ingress and egress over and across
the East 30 feet of the W 1/2 of W
1/2 of SE 1/4, and over and across
the West 30 feet of the E 1/2 of W
1/2 of SE 1/4.
shall be sold by the Clerk of this
Court, at public sale, pursuant to the
Final Judgment on the above styled
action dated February 14, 2012, at
the Columbia County Courthouse in
Lake City, Columbia County, Flori-
da, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday,
March 14, 2012, to the highest and
best bidder for cash. Any person
claiming an interest in any surplus
from the sale, other than the property
owner as of the date of the notice of
lis pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
in the State and County aforesaid this
14th day of February, 2012.
P. DEWITT CASON
Clerk of Court
By:/s/ B. Scippio
Deputy Clerk

05530788
February 17, 24, 2012


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NUMBER: 12-19-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FAY GAY MEEK, also known as
FAY D. GAY and FAY JEWEL
MEEK,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The name of the Decedent, the desig-
nation of the court in which the ad-
ministration of this estate is pending,
and the file number are indicated
above. The address of the court is
Post Office Box 2069, Lake City,
Florida 32056-2069. The name and
address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are indicated below.
If you have been served with a copy
of this notice and you.have any claim
or demand against the Decedent's es-
tate, even if that claim is unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated, you must
file your claim with the court ON
OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A
DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RE-
CEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE.
All creditors of the Decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the Decedent's estate ,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BAR-
RED BY THE LIMITATION DE-
SCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS
WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED
WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS
AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH.
The date of death of the Decedent is
December 26, 2011.
The date of first publication if this
notice is February 17, 2012.
Attorney for Personal Representative
DARBY & PEELE
By:/s/ HERBERT F. DARBY
Florida Bar No. 0017901
285 Northeast Hernando Avenue
Post Office Drawer 1707
Lake City, Florida 32056-1707
Telephone: 1-386-752-4120
By:/s/ TEVIS JOHN GAY
3186 SE CR 245
Lake City, Florida 32025

05530741
February 17, 24, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 11-175-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GILBERT J. ODONITS,
deceased:" "
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GILBERT J. ODONITS, deceased,
whose date of death was April 24,
2011, File Number 11-175-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Co-
lumbia County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 173
NE Hemando Avenue, Lake City,
Florida 32055. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF,
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is: February 17, 2012.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Karen Larson
KAREN LARSON
Post Office Box 20692
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
Attorneys for Personal Representa-
tive:
FEAGLE & FEAGLE, ATTOR-
NEYS, P.A.
By: /s/ Mark E. Feagle
Mark E. Feagle
Florida Bar No. 0576905
153 NE Madison Street
Post Office Box 1653
Lake City, Florida 32056-1653
386/752-7191

05530780
February 17, 24, 2012


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT
TO THE CITY OF LAKE CITY
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGU-
LATIONS BY THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF CITY
OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA,
SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL
PLANNING AGENCY OF THE
CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to Sections 163.3161
through 163.3248, Florida Statutes,
as amended, and the City of Lake
City Land Development Regulations,
as amended, hereinafteri referred to
as the Land Development Regula-
tions, objections, recommendations
and comments concerning the
amendment, as described below, will
be heard by the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Lake City, Flor-
ida, serving also as the Local Plan-
ning Agency of the City of Lake
City, Florida, at a public hearing on
March 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the City Hall located at 205
North Marion Avenue, Lake City,


Legal

Florida.
LDR 12-01, an application by Duane
E. Thomas, to amend the Official
Zoning Atlas of the Land Develop-
ment Regulations by changing the
zoning district from RESIDENTIAL,
MULTIPLE FAMILY-1 (RMF-1) to
RESIDENTIAL OFFICE (RO) on
property described, as follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section
31, Township 3 South, Range 17
East, Columbia County, Florida. Be-
ing more particularly described, as
follows: Lqt 1, Block 19 of the
McFarlane Park Subdivision, as re-
corded in the Public Records of Co-
lumbia County, Florida.
Containing 0.27 acre, more or less.
LESS AND EXCEPT
A parcel of land lying within Section
31, Township 3 South, Range 17
East, Columbia County, Florida. Be-
ing more particularly described, as
follows: The North 80.00 feet of Lot
1, Block 19 of the McFarlane Park
Subdivision, as recorded in the Pub-
lic Records of Columbia County,
Florida.
Containing 0.05 acre, more or less.
All said lands containing 0.22 acres,
more or less.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future date. Any in-
terested party shall be advised that
the date, time and place of any con-
tinuation of the public hearing shall
be announced during the public hear-
ing and that no further notice con-
ceming the matter will be published,
unless said continuation exceeds six
calendar weeks from the date of the
above referenced public hearing.
At the aforementioned public hear-
ing, all interested parties may appear
to be heard with respect to the
amendment.
A copy of the amendment is availa-
ble for public inspection at the Office
of Growth Management, City Hall
located at 205 North Marion Avenue,
Lake City, Florida, during regular
business hours.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above referenced public hear-
ing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact 352.463.3169 (Voice &
TDD) or via Florida Relay Service
800.955.8771.

05530899
February 24, 2012



020 Lost & Found

FOUND US off Old Country Club
Rd. Female dog. Reddish brown
w/s ome black, short hair, very
friendly, no collar. 386-752-8854

FOUND: Small Black and white
dog. Found in the Defender/Baya
area on Monday the 6th. Please
call to identify 386-752-2492


100 Job
Opportunities

05530592
Maintenance Manager needed
for.a chain of convenience
stores. Comm'l Refrigeration
Exp, & Universal EPA Card
req'd. Responsibilities include
but not limited to Refigeration,
Heat/Air, Plumbing, & Ele.
Salary Neg. approx. $16-$18 hr
depending on knowledge & exp.
Applications avail at the Jiffy
Store Office. 1102
Howard Street, East, Live Oak,
FL or jiffyfoodstores.com.
Please return application to the
address listed above.

05530819

TIMCO
aviation services

Facilities Maintenance
Mechanic
Full-time positions available for
individuals with roof coating
and sealing experience. Apply
online at www.timco.aero
AAP / EEO Employer


05530883
FANTASTIC
OPPORTUNITY
Housekeeping PT/FT
MUST have a strong work ethic,
DEPENDABLE, good
communication skills, and
willingness to learn. MUST be a
team player and able to work a
flexible schedule including
weekends and holidays.
We offer Competitive Pay and
Health Benefits. Hotel
Experience Highly Preferred.
Only those seeking long term
employment apply in person
at Comfort Suites 3690 W US
HWY 90. Please do not call the
hotel regarding your application.


MECHANIC for busy truck shop.
Experience required with own
tools. Southern Specialized
386-752-9754

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:
bulldog@laloenterprises.com

Sales Position available for
motivated individual Rountree -
Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid
training/vacation. Exp. a plus but
not necessary. Call Anthony
Cosentino 386-623-7442


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BUY ITC


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LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012


i20 Medical
1 Employment

05530652
Physical Thrapy Center hiring a
Physical Therapist/Physical
Therapist's Assistant or Rehab
Aide. F/T or P/T.
Hands-on training w/some exp.
preferred. Personal training or
fitness background a plus. Basic
knowledge of anatomy and
exercises are a MUST.
Candidate must be confident,
have good people skills,
great attitude and be willing to
leam. Extreme motivation
promotes rapid growth. Send
resume to: pta714@hotmail.com
or fax to 386-755-3165.

05530834
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: 1445 S.W. Main Blvd.
Suite 120


430 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE. Sat & Sun 7:30 -
3. 941 NW Eadie Street, off Hwy
90 behind Supervisor of Election.
Furniture, hshold, collec & more
Estate Sale: Sat, 2/25, 8:30 AM -
5 PM; 6386 S.W. State Rd. 47.
Mostly furniture, few household
items, no clothing or jewelry.
ESTATE TAG SALE
Fri. 2/24 &Sat. 2/25, 9-3, kitchen.
& household, leather couch, over-
sized chair w/ottoman, misc. fur.,
441 S. to Ellisville, W. on CR 349,
Magnolia Place Subdivision.
MULTI FAMILY Garage Sale.
Large mix of items. Clothing, etc.
Sat. 8-2. 1129 SW Flagler Ct. off
Grandview. All must GO!
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.


SALE EVERY WEEKEND
COUNTRY CLUB ROAD AND
HANOVER PLACE 9AM-2PM
386-697-1946


05530846
LEARN TO DRAW BLOOD
Local Phlebotomy Course 44 Miscellaneous
offered in Lake City, FLA
Certificate program.
(904)566-1328 BassHunter, 2 L-vests, ele. motor
All f$. 0475 00 36 '752 0987n


Part Time CMA & Front Desk.
Experience preferred in Peds
and/or Family Practice. Experience
injections and taking accurate
vital signs. Good communications,
documentation, assessment and
organizational skills.
Fax to 386-758-5628

240 Schools&
2 Education

05530910
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-03/05/10

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

LPN 03/12/12
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or
expresstrainingservices.com



310 Pets & Supplies

PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they
have mandatory shots and are
free from intestinal and external
parasites. Many species of wild-
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.

401 Antiques -

ANTIQUE DUNCAN
Phyfe Desk.
$500. obo
386-590-1206
Antique Duncan Phyfe Dining
Table and 4 chairs, Very large
China Cabinet. In fair condition.
$1000. obo. 386-590-1206
Antique Duncan
Phyfe Server.
Good condition. $600. obo.
386-590-1206


407 Computers

DELL Computer,
.$100.00
386-755-9984 or
386-292-2170
HP 17" Flat Screen Monitor,
w/built in speakers. $60.00 obo
386-755-9984 or
386-292-2170


408 Furniture

4 Postered, dark wood queen bed-
room set. Dresser w/ mirror, chest,
night stand & mattress (King coil
pillow top). $800. 386-590-1206
BUNK BED w/mattress. All
wood, dark finish. With Book
shelf and desk on either side.
Like new. $700. (904)704-9377
Chest of Drawers.
Really nice.
$25.00
386-365-0262
Complete dark wood Queen
bedroom set. Dresser, night stand,
chest of drawers. $650.obo
386-590-1206
FULL SIZE Serta mattress
and box springs. $500.
386-590-1206

QEUEEN.BEDROOM Set.
Solid pine., Dresser mirror, chest
of drawers ,night stand. $500.
(904)704-9377
Wood dining table w/extension.
2 pholstered chairs on casters.
$25.00
386-365-0262


416 Sporting Goods

BassHunter, 2 L-vests, ele. motor
All for $475.00 386-752-0987
Pictures & information at:
http://dollhousedesigns.com/boat


420 Wanted to Buy

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


430 Garage Sales

DOWNSIZING, SAT. 2/25, 8-?,
3081 S.E. SR 100; 1/2 mile past
College Rd., big bam on left, furn.,
silver, dishes, clothes, shoes, misc.


"i iT I.U ut l J.U ,-I ^J^I. I
Pictures & information at:
http://dollhousedesigns.com/boat
Like new 20 inch
Chrome Wheels. 6 lug.
Come off GMC Sierra.
$500 obo. 386-623-5219


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.

520 Boats for Sale

06 Alum 17" Bass boat. 50hp, 4
stroke Suzuki motor. Bought new,
mint cond. Valued at $900.
Asking $600 obo. 386-288-0121

630 Mobile Homes
630 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
386-752-6422
2/2 Units.
Free Water,
sewer and trash pickup.
386-984-2025 or 386-984-2063
2BR MH. Good location. CH/A
$395. mo. $200. dep.
386-755-0064
or (904)771-5924
2br/i.5 ba Fully furnished.
Utilities, washer dryer, TV, cable
Owner non smoker. 2 mi Sof V.A.
$800.mo $500. sec. 386-755-0110
Mobile.Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779

640 'Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2011 Blowout
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 kiichen. Koi pond,
barn/workshop, garage & shed.
MLS 78833 $115,000 Results Re-
alty, Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
4BR/2BA
Over 2000 sq ft.
of living area.
Only $61,900
Call 386-752-3743
Bank Repo!! 3br/2ba Triplewide
$999 Down $377 month.
Call Paula 386-292-6290
E-mail
ammonspaula@yahoo.com
Factory Special 4/3
2280 Sq. Ft.
Home priced to go.
Call Catherine
386- 754-6737
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
(352)872-5566
Looking for a Quality Home?
Manufactured or Modular
Home at Royals
CallCatherine
386-754-6737
Lot Model Sale
All Show Models
w/Factory Rebate
Call Charles
386-754-6737
Lot Model Specials on 2011
Models making room for 2012
at Royals Homes
Come see Catherine
386-754-6737
Maintained on 10 ac. Two car cov-
ered carport. Back deck & a front
ramp. Wood laminate floors. MLS
79417 $94,900 Results Realty
Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473
Modular HomesBuilt
to your Speckscall
Charles at
386-754-6737

Need a Home?
Bad Credit or No Credit?
Call 386-755-2132.
We Finance You
Must have Land.
NEW 2012
28X80
4BR/2BA FACTORY REPO
$61,900
Call 386-7523743
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


640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale

NEW SINGLEWIDE
2br/lba set up
w/air $799 DOWN $179. mo!
Owner will Finance!
Call Kevin 386-719-5641
ONLY $59,995
New 2012 4br/2ba 28X80 Inc.
Delivery, set up, A/C,
skirting & steps.
Call 386-752-1452
OWNER FINANCE!
New 4br Doublewide!
Set up on your land
$0 Down/$329. mo
Call Kevin 386-719-6578
PALM HARBOR
Give Away
$20,000 in Options FREE
All sizes
1-888-313-2899
Palm Harbor Homes
New Home Stimulus
5K For Your Used Mobile Home-
Any Condition
800-622-2832 ext 210
Showcase Closeout
All Palm Harbor
Lot models
Make Dreams Happen!
386-758-9538
USED DOUBLEWIDE!
3 br/2ba w/Den, SBS Fridge!
One Owner! I Finance!
Call Kevin!
386-719-6574
Used Singlewide
3br/2ba 16x803yrs Old,
Loaded
Call Charles
386-754-6737
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/fericed yd,
carport & wkshop $39,900
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY
INC. 755-5110 #79078

0 Mobile Home
650 & Land

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
www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com


A Landlord You Can Love!
2 br Apts $550. & up + sec. Great
area: CH/A washer/dryer hookups.
386-758-9351/352-208-2421
Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special.
386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com
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
Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2
mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet
Friendly. Move in Special $99.
'Pool, laundry & balcony.
386-754-1800. www.mvflapts.com
Great area W of 1-75, spacious
deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage.
W/D hookups, patio, $600-750 +
Sec. 386-965-3775 or 965-5560
Greentree Townhouse
Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free
water & sewer. Balcony & patio.
Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90.
386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com
Move in Special from $199-$399.
1, 2 & 3 br apartments. Also, larg-
er 2/br. for $495. mo. Incl water.
386-755-2423 rigsbyrentals.com
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.
386-754-1800. www.myflapts.com
Wayne Manor Apts.
Move in $99. Spacious bedroom
washer/dryer. Behind Kens off
Hwy 90. 386-754-1800
www.mvflapts.com
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.
386-754-1800. www.mvflapts.com

720 Furnished Apts.
72 For Rent

Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly
386-752-5808

Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent

2BR/1BA DUPLEX, Carport
Off Branford Hwy
$595. mo. $595. dep. Very clean.
Contact 386-752-7578
3br/1.5ba. Very clean, Block great
area. CH/A & indoor laundry.
Carport & Fenced (privacy) back
yard. $800. mo $800. dep.
(941)920-4535
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
CUTE & CONVENIENT
2bk Apartment.
$485. mo $585 dep.
386-344-2170


730 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent

Spacious 3br/2ba home in town
with large bonus room, recently
remodeled. $900.mo. includes yard
service. NO PETS. lst/last/sec Dep.
required. 386-867-9231


750 Business &
SOffice Rentals

05530343
OFFICE SPACE for Lease
576 sq' $450/mth
900 sq' $600/mth
3568 sq' $2973/mth
8300 sq' $5533/mth
also Bank Building
Excellent Locatiohns
Tom Eagle, GRI
(386) 961-1086 DCA Realtor

2 Business Offices For lease:
Approximately 1100sq ft each.
Located SE Baya Ave.
Call 386-755-3456 for info
For 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 space across from the
Courthouse. 152 N Marion
1200 sqft Newly remodeled. $650.
mo. Excellent cond 386-961-8466


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


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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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, Ig wkshop &
fencing $120,000 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY INC
386-755-5110. #78340
3 Bed/l Bath home on
Poplar St.
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
S79206 $50,000 Results Realty,
Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473


810 Home for Sale
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
Spradley 386-365-8343
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
Sutility/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
755-5110 #77505
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 ona 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, comer lot,
SS apple. Fenced yard & double ga-
rage. $175,000 Century 21 The
Darby-Rogers Co. 386-752-6575
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


PooleRealty 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 brl 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 + repeat off
master, prvacy 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
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Brick in
nice S/D w/fenced back yard. High
ceilings, gas fireplace, more. MLS
79421 $199,000 Missy Zecher
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Custom
home. Block construction. Lg.
Master, privacy fence. MLS 79569
$229,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237
www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Nice home
in Woodcrest. Split floor plan. Lg
closets, screened porch, shed MLS
79506 $129,000 Missy Zecher
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Open floor
plan. Wood burning fireplace.
Fenced back yard. MLS 79330
$115,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237
www.missyzecher.com
Remax Professionals Well kept &
updated. New paint, carpet, AC &
roof: Lg fenced backyard MLS
79658 $119,900 Missy Zecher
623-0237 www.missyzecher.com
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, Ig 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 Group, Nancy Rogers
867-1271- 3/1.5. Ceramic 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/beautiful interior
renovation. 2,328 sq ft.
MLS 78637 $169,900
Rockford Realty Group 3/2, new
cabinets, countertops, updated
baths, paint, flooring.Appr 1 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


810 Home for Sale
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#
70248 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
#79960

820 Farms &
S Acreage
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
Call 352-215-1018
www.LandOwnerFinancing.com
Owner Financed land with only
$300 down payment. Half to ten ac
lots. Deas Bullard/BKL Properties
386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com
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
70 1 Wanted
I Buy Houses
CASH!
Quick Sale Fair Price
386-269-0605


930 Motorcycles
HARLEY DAVIDSON Electric
Glide Classic. 2006. 12,500 mi
LOADED $12,000.
(734)255-4820


950 Cars for Sale
2003 ACURA TL3.2. Loaded.
Midnight blue. New stereo.
179k miles. Good condition.
$4,200. obo. 386-590-1206


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LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012


Race: Daytona 500
Where: Daytona International Speedway
When: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
T"V FOX
2011 Winner: Trevor Bayne


Race: Drive4COPD 300
Where: Daytona Intemational Speedway
When: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN
2011 Winner Tony Stewart


Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250
Where: Daytona International Spdwy
When: Friday, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
TV: SPEED
2011 Winner: Michael Waltrip


Kyle Busch, dnrvng the No. 18 Toyota, spins out in front of driver Brad
Keselowaki's No. 2 Dodge during me Budweiser Shootout at Daytona
Interrnauonal Speedway on February 18, 2012 in Daytona Beacn. Flonda
(NASCAR photo)



Effort to curb two-car tandems debuts at 2012 Shootout


ased on the results of last
Saturday's Budweiser
Shootout at Daytona,
Sunday's 54th annual Daytona
500 will feature the kind of
restrictor-plate racing that fans
have been demanding.
NASCAR officials appear to
have succeeded in limiting the
two-car tandems that fans had
come to dislike, and bringing
back the big packs of cars that
have proven to be popular over
the years.
But as expected, the tandem
style of racing came into play at
the end of the Shootout as Kyle
Busch and Tony Stewart paired
up and drove away from the pack
to decide the win among them-
selves, with Busch surging past
Stewart just as the two
approached the finish line ,
But the return of pack racing
also has brought back the big
crashes that were associated
with it in the past. Of the 25
drivers who started the 75-lap
race, only 13 were still running
at the finish and only 10 of them
were on the lead lap.
Busch was a factor at the end of
the Shootout mostly because he
managed to save his car during at
least two mid-race incidents.


Among the lessons learned
from the Shootout that will apply
to Sunday's Daytona 500 are
that drivers must be extra care-
ful when pushing the car in front
of them, and that pushing can
only be done for a short time
before the pusher's engine over-
heats, something that occurs
because of NASCAR's rules relat-
ed to engine cooling.
.Busch said in his Shootout
winner's interview that he
expects drivers to be more cau-
tious in the 500, as much more is
at stake in NASCAR's showcase
race than in the non-points
Shootout.
"It will be a little bit calmer,"
he said. "It's all in the drivers'
hands, how boring or how excit-
ing we want to make the race. I
think [the Shootout] was pretty
exciting, the reason being
because it's a non-points race."
Busch, who delivered a victory
for sponsor M&M's in the compa-
ny's first race with him since his
one-race suspension at Texas last
fall, went on to say that even
though drivers will be more cau-
tious in the 500, they won't be
just riding around until the end.
"When you get to the Daytona
500, there's going to be some


Dale Eamhardt Jr. (NASCAR photo)
moments there where you're
pushing, trying to see what your
car is going to do, whatnot," he
said. "You have to keep your
water temperatures in check, the
front and back bumpers on your
car, you got to keep the sides on
your car. You have to be there at
the end.
"When it comes down to the
last 50 miles, 25 miles, 10 miles,
it's-going to get hectic. We're
probably going to be spinning


each other out and hopefully
being able to miss it all."
Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the
More vocal critics of tandem-style
racing, said he likes the current
form of racing more than the tan-
dem style, but he cautioned that
more changes need to be made.
"I like it better," he said. "The
closing rate is a little fast. Guys
will go flying backwards and for-
wards ... I think we have really
made a lot of great improve-
ments and I have more of my
destiny in my hands in this type
of racing ...
"I felt like I had control of my
race and had potential to win the
race if I made all the right
moves. That is all I can ask for."
He went on to commend
NASCAR officials for their off-
season work on the issue.
"NASCAR should be pretty
proud of what they have done and
hope that they get a good response,
which I'm sure they will," he said.
"We still need to keep trying to
make it even better.
'This is not the end. This is
just the beginning of trying to
put a great package out here. It
is a great improvement, really
good. I'm pretty pleased with
what I saw."


Fords rule Daytona qualifying
Ford drivers flexed their muscle in qualifying
for Sunday's Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing
teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle locked
down the top two starting positions, and Ford
drivers took four of the top five qualifying spots
and six of the top nine.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., third in qualifying, was
the fastest Chevrolet. Martin Truex Jr., seventh,
was the top Toyota, and AJ. Allmendinger, 18th,
was the fastest Dodge driver.
It was the seventh time that Ford swept the
front row for the Daytona 500 and the 12th time
that a Ford driver won the pole.
.Edwards pointed out that a pole at Daytona
isn't really a drivers accomplishment, since all
the driver does is hold the accelerator pedal to
the floor and take the shortest route around the
track.
"It's a sign of the strength of your team, and
it's not that we just have one car up there, to
have that whole front row says a lot about Roush
Fenway Racing, about Ford" he said.
Positions three through 43 for the Daytona
500 will be set after Thursday's Gatorade Duels,
with the top 35 teams in points from last year
guaranteed starting spots, and three others
assured of starting the Great American Race
because of their qualifying results.

Spotlight follows Danica debut
Speedweeks 2012 marks the start of Danica
Patrick's first full-time season in NASCAR, and
the media focus on her has been essentially full
time as well. A few days into Speedweeks,
Patrick had held her own, on the track and in
front of the cameras' and microphones.
During her appearance at Daytona's Media
Day, she fielded a variety of questions and
seemed comfortable in the spotlight, a position
not unfamiliar to her, as she came to NASCAR
after being the most visible driver in the
IndyCar series.
She was asked about her chances of winning
the Daytona 500 and responded that it would
take a good bit of luck for that to happen. She
went on to offer a more realistic opinion of what
it would take for her to say her first Sprint Cup
race was a success.
"First of; it's the Daytona 500, and everybody
wants to win it, of course," she said. "It's just
going to depend on looking back at the picture
of the race, and 'Did you run up front at all?
What happened? Did I make any mistakes?"'
"... Ultimately we all want to win, but at the
end of the day it's going to depend on probably
looking back at the race and assessing my mis-
take level."
She pointed out that being the focus of many
a media member is not new to her.
"Let's not forget I've been exposed to the Indy
500, which is one of the biggest races in the
world if not the biggest race in the world, and
there's lots of media around that, too, and lots of
hype for kind of like this an extended period
of time," she said.
Patrick did say there are some uncomfortable
aspects of being one of the few females in her
sport, including hearing an occasional sexist
remark.
"I think probably until it's 50/50 girls and boys,'
you're going to hear some of that," she said before
questioning why the term "sexy" is used to
describe an attractive female. "It has such a neg-
ative connotation to it. You don't say those kinds
of things to frame it like that for a guy or even
sometimes talk about it, but it seems like with
female athletes, if they are pretty, they only know
how to describe them in a sexual way...
"I just wonder why we can't talk about it in a
different way. Why can't there be other words
for it? Why does it have to be somewhat nega-
tively twisted?"


Younger Dillon brother deserves not to be overlooked by media, fans


Often in the past, what turns out to be a water-
shed event at Daytona gets overshadowed by the
news of the day. In 2006, a rookie won the
Budweiser Shootout, but his victory was essential-
ly overlooked, as most members of the media
focused on Tony Stewart's complaints about the
dangers of racing at Daytona. That rookie was
Denny Hamlin, who went on to win two races,
three poles and finish third in the Cup standings
in his first full-time Cup season.
Similarly, back in 2000, Kurt Busch's second-
plate finish in his truck series debut at Daytona
was pushed aside, attention-wise, by Geoffrey
Bodine's horrific crash in the same race. Busch
went on to win four races that season and was
full-time in Cup a year later.
This year, a promising young driver, Ty Dillon,
is starting his first full-time season in the
Camping World Truck Series at the same time
most of the media is focusing on Danica Patrick's
move to NASCAR full-time and on a new style of
racing for the Daytona 500.
Dillon, the younger brother of defending truck
series champion Austin Dillon and a grandson of
team owner Richard Childress, is kicking off his
season with some lofty goals and some great
equipment. He's taking over the trucks driven last
year by Austin, who is moving to the Nationwide
Series.
"My ultimate goal is to win five races and the
championship, but definitely the rookie of the
year," Dillon told reporters from SPEED TV. "I
know I've set my goals high, but I've got every
resource in the world at my disposal, so we
should be able to accomplish some of those
goals."


T Dillon (NASCAR photo)
Ty and his older brother Austin followed similar
paths to the truck series, starting in the Legends
division, then advancing through the short track
racing divisions, racing mostly on dirt. Ty often
took over the cars Austin had driven the year
before, which has led to the two having similar
driving styles.
"We both have been raised in racing the same
way and had the same mentors and were both
brought up through the dirt track ranks in the
exact same manner, so in a certain way, our driv-
ing styles are very similar," Ty said. "But we react
to situations entirely differently because our per-
sonalities are so different.
"I'm more of a laid-back, quiet person, while
Austin is more of a go-getter, big talker who is


always on the chip. I like to ease myself into
things and show up when people aren't really
expecting it. I guess you say I'm the sleeper."
The Dillon brothers are no strangers to the
NASCAR scene. During their childhood, they were
escorted to many a race by their grandfather, who
kept them by his side throughout the weekend.
"He's always there for us for anything we
need, whether it's personal or racing-related,
and even when we don't realize we need some-
thing," Dillon said. "He's done it all in this sport
and led this life for a while, so there's no ques-
tion he can't answer.
"I realize how fortunate I am. Not very many
people can say they drive for their grandfather in
NASCAR, so it's a pretty cool deal."


NUMERICALLY


SPEAKING


2Women who have raced
in the Daytona 500
(Janet Guthrie in 1977 started
39th and finished 11th and in
1980 started 18th and fin-
ished 11th; Shawna Robinson
in 2002 started 36th and fin-
ished 24th)

4Danica Patrick's best
NASCAR finish (in last
year's Nationwide race at Las
Vegas Motor Speedway)

0 Laps led by Danica
S Patrick in Nationwide
Series competition

25 Career NASCAR
25 starts for Danica
Patrick (all in the Nationwide
Series, in 2010 and 2011)


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