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Bills must be paid beforecontesting them.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA recent change in state law regarding Medicaid billing could cost Columbia County an estimated $1.2 million, according to county officials. House Bill 5301, which mandates counties pay their entire backlog of disputed Medicaid bills to the state, was signed into law last week by Gov. Rick Scott. In addition to the con tested backlog -Columbia County owes $966,551, based on state figures -Medicaid fees will go up about $200,000 a year under the new law. We have got to figure out how we want to pay the states backlog, said Dale Williams, county manager. We have two options take a discount and pay them or let the state recoup their money through reve-nue sharing over a five-year period. The county pays for certain days that a Medicaid-eligible patient is in a nurs-ing home. In the past the bills were audited by the Clerk of Courts finance department before payment. The bills were audited for residency, duplicate billings and to make sure patient requirements were met. Anywhere a discrepancy or inacurracy was found the finance department did not pay. This process was fol-lowed statewide by all 67 counties. As a result of the new law, counties will not have the opportunity to pre-audit the bills before they pay. Williams said the issue with addresses and resi dences that were inaccurate billings didnt start last year and there is a backlog of billing inaccuracies. Columbia Countys annual Medicaid costs have been roughly $1.3 million annu-ally, but HB 5301 will also increase Medicaid costs to Vol. 138 No. 50CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4A Business ................ 5A Obituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 4B Puzzles ................. 2BTODAY IN PEOPLEA different take on Titanic storyCOMING THURSDAYLocal news roundup 85 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Medicaid law will cost county $1.2M JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterFort White presence for sheriffs officeCounty HVAC technician Buddy Isaac works on a series o f air ducts Tuesday at the new District 2 office of the Colu mbia County Sheriffs Office. The office will be in the old Fort White library, which will also h ouse representatives of the county tax collectors office. C onstruction is tentatively set to be completed by the middle of July. Senator takes aim at gun lawFlorida is in a crisis mode, says lawmaker.By BILL KACZORAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Saying he cant wait for the governor to act, a state lawmaker appointed his own task force Tuesday to scrutinize Floridas stand your ground law after the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a neighborhood watch vol-unteer. Gov. Rick Scott has announced plans for a state task force but wants to hold off until after an investigation into the Feb. 26 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is con cluded in central Florida. Sen. Chris Smith, a Fort Lauderdale Democrat, said the killing is scaring off tourists and action is needed now. The neigh-borhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, wasnt arrested and said he acted in self defense when he shot Martin in a gated community in Sanford. No charges have been filed, and a special prosecutor is investigat ing. The stand your ground law that was passed in 2005 allows the use of deadly force to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm and to pre-vent the imminent com-mission of a forcible felo-ny. It eliminated the duty to retreat before using such force as required in JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterOpen houseState Rep. Elizabeth Porter (right) speaks with constituents David Johnson and Sandy Swilley Tuesday during an o pen house at Porters district office at 678 Southwest Baya Drive. The office is in the middle of the district, Porter said. This is a very convenient place There is always someo ne here. This is a good place to come if someone has any questions or concerns. Man survives gunshot wounds to neck, lungBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Columbia County man, shot in the neck late Friday, has been released from the hospital and is recuperating at home, according to his mother. Two of the victims neighbors were arrested in connection with the incident, according to infor mation released by authorities Tuesday afternoon. Jay Edward Cowan, 33, of 314 NW Pitts Glen and his father, John Edward Cowan, 60, of 246 NW Johnson St., were both charged with aggravated battery with a fire-arm and booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $75,000 bond each. Wounded was Benjamin James Sherrod, 28, of Lake City. According to his mother, Teresa Sherrod, he was released from the hospital around 4 p.m. Tuesday. He still has to wear a neck collar brace, she said. One of the bullets went into his esophagus, hit his thyroid gland and then it fractured three of the vertebrae in the back of his neck. It missed his spinal chord by a fraction. Sherrod said her son will have to wear the neck brace for six weeks. She said the other bullet hit his right lung, collapsing it. He had a tracheotomy, a tube in his lung and was on a ventilator that was breathing for him for three days, she said.Jay Cowan John Cowan Dekle: Sometimes wrongdoer needs helpBy CURT ANDERSONAssociated PressMIAMI The news media are taking on an increasingly police-like role in the Trayvon Martin slaying by using modern forensic techniques to ana-lyze evidence, an approach some legal experts say can lead to a distorted view of the case because a lot of the key evidence is still under wraps. The public has been whipsawed back and forth as new revelations emerge, appearing to support one version or the other. Most recently, the Orlando Sentinel had a voice analysis expert exam-ine a 911 call in which a per-son is heard screaming for help before the fatal gun shot. The shooter, neighbor hood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, told police he was yelling, but the expert told the news-paper the voice most likely was not Zimmerman. It would be nice to know who was doing the call ing for help, but identify-ing the caller is not neces-sarily going to definitively identify the wrongdoer, said University of Florida law professor and Lake City native Bob Dekle, a former Third Circuit prosecutor. Situations sometimes arise where it is the wrongdoer calling for help. ABC News on Monday aired what it said was an enhanced version of a police video taken the night of the shooting that appeared to show wounds or welts on the back of Zimmermans head. The initial, grain ier video aired last week seemed to show no wounds or blood, which led Martins family and supporters to proclaim that it undercut Zimmermans story. Legal and forensic experts cautioned that none of the media-led investiga-tions, which are done in many high-profile cases, has been conclusive. The public needs to know that this is a very complex case, said Ron Martinelli, a forensics con-sultant in Temecula, Calif. There are many issues that come into play and some-times come into conflict. Zimmerman told police that he was attacked by Martin on Feb. 26 and believed he had no choice but to fire his gun at Martin in self-defense. The teenagers family believes Zimmerman, 28, singled Martin out as suspicious because he was Dekle COST continued on 3A LAW continued on 3A SHOOTING continued on 3A DEKLE continued on 3A
An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the space. And thanks for reading.PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays Author-poet Maya Angelou is 84. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 80. Recording executive Clive Davis is 80. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 73. Author Kitty Kelley is 70. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 68. Actress Christine Lahti is 62. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 56. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 47. Actor Barry Pepper is 42. Magician David Blaine is 39.AROUND FLORIDA Florida A&M police chief after 11 yearsTALLAHASSEE The police chief at Florida A&M University is retiring less than a week after reports surfaced that Tallahassee authorities didnt receive timely information about an offcampus hazing incident from 2010, the school announced Tuesday. The university said Calvin Ross will retire May 1 after 11 years with the university and 40 years in law enforcement. Ross, who previously served as police chief in Miami and later headed the states Department of Juvenile Justice, asked to be put on leave immediately. He earned $98,520 annually at FAMU. Assistant Police Chief John Earst will replace Ross on an interim basis. Ross, 63, said he had hoped to retire in January to help with a family enterprise, but stayed on longer after the Nov. 20 death of drum major Robert Champion following a separate hazing ritual in Orlando after a FAMU football game. The historically black college has been in turmoil since Champions death nearly five months ago. Just last week, FAMU President James Ammons was chastised by State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan. Occasions are too numerous to recount in this letter in which I have learned about significant issues at FAMU, by persons or organizations not in the leadership of FAMU, Brogan wrote. When serious issues arise at a university, it is critical that my office be informed as early as possible. Brogans letter came the day after Tallahassee police said they were unable to file charges from an off-campus hazing incident involving band members and two professors in early 2010 because they didnt receive a report from FAMU authorities who investigated that incident. Both professors are now on administrative leave with pay.Judge wants EPA to do more water rule workTALLAHASSEE A judge wants more information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before determining if Floridas impaired waters rule complies with federal law. Chief U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers gave EPA 120 days to comply with the order she issued Friday in Tallahassee. Linda Young of the Clean Water Network of Florida on Tuesday said it could result in cleaner water for Florida. But the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Drew Bartlett said it simply means EPA must do more homework.Man gets 17 years in jail for fatal DUI crashDAYTONA BEACH A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for a central Florida drunken driving crash that killed a Miami husband and wife. A Volusia County judge sentenced 58-yearold David Lee Weed on Tuesday. He pleaded no contest in February to two counts of DUI manslaughter and one count of DUI with property damage. Authorities say Weed was driving on northbound Interstate 95 near Daytona Beach in June 2009 when he rear-ended an SUV. One occupant, 46-year-old Gladys D. Jean, died in the crash, and her husband, 62-year-old Auguste Jean, died later the same day. Four others were injured.Residents can register for state prison alertsTALLAHASSEE Floridians can register telephone and fax numbers to get automatic alerts from the Department of Corrections about prison escapes or other emergencies. The agency announced the alert notification service Tuesday. Residents can call a tollfree hotline 866-358-5977 to register for alerts from a prison, work camp or other facility. Prison escapes are rare the last was in 2005. If it happens, though, participants will receive a description of the escapee and other information. Corrections Secretary Ken Tucker said that will contribute to community safety and help prison officials because citizens can be additional eyes and ears to help catch escapees.Murder-for-hire man dies in Lakeland jailLAKELAND A central Florida man convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill an IRS agent has died in prison. Randy Nowak was sentenced in 2009 to 30 years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Nowak had agreed to pay an undercover FBI agent $20,000 to kill an IRS agent auditing his Polk County construction company. Justice Department officials told The Ledger that Nowak died March 12 from cardiopulmonary arrest at a federal prison in North Carolina. The Ledger reports that Nowak maintained his innocence in letters mailed to the newspaper, including one sent in February. (AP) Museum to tell different Titanic storySOUTHAMPTON, England Somewhere between the black Titanic teddy bears and the pale Iceberg beer, the Titanic Barbie doll and the Tubtanic bath plug, the global obsession with the story of the doomed ocean liner began to border on the absurd. A new museum opening April 10 in the English port city of Southampton has taken this into account, explaining how the world has reported, retold, and sometimes become utterly fixated on the fateful night in April 1912 that saw the White Star liner sink beneath the waves. Were looking to tell a different part of the Titanic story, said city council member Mike Harris, speaking Tuesday at a preview event for Southamptons recently built SeaCity Museum. The museum had plenty of material to draw on. The ship is at the center of one of the worlds best-known tales and one of the best-selling films in Hollywood history. Nearly 100 years to the day since it went down, claiming 1,514 lives, the demise of the reputedly unsinkable ship continues to fascinate, launching films, books, television mini-series and here and elsewhere museums. SeaCitys first temporary exhibit, Titanic: The Legend, looks at how the circumstances of the ships voyage has turned into a global obsession.Burger King ad with Blige causes stir, controversyNEW YORK A Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled. But the fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues for the decision not criticism of the ad. The spot debuted this week. In it, Blige sings soulfully about chicken snack wraps. But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticized the ad as stereotypical. The black women-oriented website Madame Noire likened it to buffoonery. Burger King said Tuesday the commercial was pulled because of a licensing concern. The company said it hopes to have the Blige ads back on the air soon, though a spokeswoman would not comment on whether they ads would be the same. The spokeswoman also noted that other celebrities, including Salma Hayek and Jay Leno, also are advertising the snack wraps. A rep for Blige did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Jones released from hospital after week of treatmentNASHVILLE, Tenn. Country music legend George Jones is out of the hospital after nearly a week of treatment for an upper respiratory infection. A statement from Jones publicist, Kirt Webster, says Jones wants to thank all his friends and fans for their prayers and well wishes over the past few days. The statement says Jones will be resting at home until his next concert on April 20 in Mahnomen, Minn. Webster has denied rumors that 80-year-old had been suffering from pneumonia. He was admitted to a Nashvillearea hospital last Thursday and was treated with antibiotics. (AP) Saturday: 1-15-17-23-31-33 x2 Tuesday: Afternoon: 2-9-9 Night: 8-0-1 Monday: 5-9-17-28-312A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 Tuesday: Afternoon: 6-2-5-4 Night: 8-1-8-4ASSOCIATED PRESSA woman looks at a photograph of the Grand Staircase from the Titanic at SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England, on Tuesday. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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black. Zimmermans father is white and his mother is Hispanic. The family also said Zimmerman shouldve listened to a police dispatcher who told him not to follow Martin. The 911 call analysis compared the screams of Help to other recordings of Zimmermans voice using a computerized matching technique. The consultant, Tom Owen, told the Sentinel that the comparison showed a 48 percent match between the two samples. A positive match should be above 90 percent, he said. Owen did not respond to an email Monday seeking additional comment. If Zimmerman is charged and the case goes to court, the defense would likely hire experts to punch holes in any conclusions about the 911 tape or the police video. The other side will have experts saying you cant make anything out of this, its all garbled, look how much they had to enhance it, said Robert Jarvis, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University. What has been done with the tape? Has anybody tampered with it? News organizations also used audio technol ogy to enhance a 911 call in which some reported that Zimmerman muttered a racial epithet under his breath. Other media orga nizations, including The Associated Press, said the raw recording was not clear enough to determine what Zimmerman actually said. Experts have also said that photos initially released of Martin and Zimmerman could have skewed initial public perceptions. Most of the photos of Martin show a baby-faced boy in a red T-shirt or football uniform, much younger than the tall teenager he was the night of the shooting. And Zimmerman no longer resembles the beefylooking figure pictured in a mug shot from several years ago. Special prosecutor Angela Corey has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to lead the investigation after Sanford officials declined to make an arrest. The Justice Department and FBI are also investigating. Much still is not known about the evidence being weighed by prosecutors, including: The autopsy on Martins body, which could show signs of a fight and whether the bullet entry wound supports Zimmermans claims. Medical records of treatment Zimmerman received on the scene that night by paramedics, which again could back up or disprove his self-defense assertion. Police photographs, notes and other physical evidence probably collected at the scene. a previous self-defense law. Smith said his panel will include South Florida prosecutors, public defenders and legal scholars, who will consider whether that law should be changed or repealed. Florida is in a crisis mode, Smith said at a news conference. Its time for leaders to lead, and its time for action. Smiths panel will meet Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, where it will hear comments from judges, a tourism official and members of the public. Smith, who voted against the stand your ground legislation, said he has appeared on national talk shows where callers have said they are reconsidering Florida vacations because of what they deemed the states shoot first mentality. The Florida brand is being portrayed in a negative light each and every day on all of the major networks, Smith said. Asked about Smiths comment, Scott said everyone is concerned about Martins family. I think we have a great state, the Republican governor added. We had 85 million tourists in 2011. Scott said he remains committed to examining the law but only after the criminal investigation is completed. We should do it for public safety, Scott said. But the first thing you do is an investigation to make sure justice prevails. Then you step back and say OK, so what did we learn from this? Smith said the focus should be on the law itself rather than what happens to Zimmerman because it is continuing to be used in other cases. He contrasted Scotts approach to then-Gov. Lawton Chiles quick reaction to a spate of crimes against foreign tourists in 1993. Chiles ordered Florida Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers to provide around-the-clock security at highway rest stops after a British visitor was murdered at an unguarded facility near Tallahassee. The state then contracted private security guards. Chiles also ordered the state to stop issuing telltale license tags beginning with an X or Y for rental cars that were helping criminals identify visitors. We have a governor who ran on getting to work, but he wants to wait to work, Smith said. His inaction is costing the state and our reputation. She said her son has medical appointments scheduled for later this month. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, Sherrod suffered the injuries following an argument with the neighbors. Deputies responded to 134 NE Sunnybrook St., shortly before midnight to investigate a shooting. Deputies determined that an argument occurred between the victim and the two suspects. Deputies say Jay Cowan fired a shotgun into the ground near where Sherrod was standing during the argument. Sherrod then approached the front porch of the home and was shot by John Cowan, according to reports. John Cowan then called 911. Sherrod was flown to a trauma center in Gainesville for treatment. Detectives from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office were able to recover a .32 caliber handgun from the front porch of the home in addition to two shotguns. Deputies arrested the two suspects without incident and both were processed into the county jail. Columbia County approxi mately $200,000 annually. Thats because the rate we pay is now changing also, Williams said. The law goes into effect July 1. Local governments con tribute toward Medicaid expenses. Florida law determines the extent of the contributions. Counties are required to pay a share of the costs for their resi dents who are enrolled in the health care program for low-income and disabled patients. If Columbia County does not pay its portion of the Medicaid costs, the state will take the funds from the tax sharing revenue the county receives from the half-cent sales tax distribution fund. Columbia County gets approximately $3.8 million annually in revenue shar ing funds from the half-cent sales tax. This is a mandate. Its off the top. We dont have a choice here, Williams said. Were going to pay it one way or the other. The state is going to get its money up front to make sure its bud get is balanced. For us its just an issue to deal with. The state is offering two options for paying the back log. The state will give coun ties a one-time chance to receive a 15 percent discount if the county writes a check for the entire bill. If a county declines the deal, or doesnt have funds to pay immediately, the state will deduct the amount owed from revenue sharing dol lars over a five-year period. It (HB 5301) is going to increase our costs for Medicaid, and whatever that increase is, its going to be taken from some current expenditure, Williams said, noting county officials have not determined where the money will come from. The state sends the county a Medicaid bill on an monthly basis. The Medicaid qualifications are determined through the state based on federal regu lations. Williams said county offi cials will have to notify state officials sometime in May to tell them how the county plans to pay the backlog. For one year its a $1.2 million impact for Columbia County and every year after its at least an additional $200,000, Williams said. Its a big hit, Williams said. The governor signed the bill, but we asked him to veto it. He signed it last week and its now law. There is no need to cry over spilt milk. We can try to get changes made in future years, but as far as the here and now its over. Columbia County is going to be expected to pay the state the backlog and were going to be expected to pay the state more for our contribution to Medicaid. Theyre not going to bill us, theyre just going to take it from a revenue they would otherwise send us. Williams said county offi cials will discuss what option Columbia County plans to use during an April 11 workshop. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE WEDNES DAY APRIL 4, 2012 3ADEKLE: Sometimes wrongdoer needs helpContinued From Page 1ALAW: State senator appoints tasks force to take aim at stand your ground lawContinued From Page 1ACOST: Law will be $1.2M county expenseContinued From Page 1ASHOOTING: Victim survives gunshotsContinued From Page 1A Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE W EDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 3A3A Longer you stay, Less you payMonthly UnlimitedSee store for details. Columbia Countys Most WantedANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS IS ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY.WE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR INFORMATION!The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriffs Of ce Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies. The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records. David Hayden GarnesDOB: 7/7/75 Height: 5 Weight: 150 lbs. Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Wanted For: FTA Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Child Abuse Contributing, Disorderly Intoxication: Public Disturbance, Reckless Driving Thomas James WestAKA: TJ West, TJ, K Devious DOB: 9/9/83 Height: 5 Weight: 150 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Tattoos: Arms, Back and Legs Wanted For: Dealing in Stolen Property: Traf ckingWANTED AS OF 4/2/2012 CALL (386) 754-7099 OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP ATwww.columbiacrimestoppers.net Knockout Roses $1050Annuals & Perennials4 inch starting at 85Gallon starting at $3.95Most Shrubs starting at $6.95Loropetalum$8.503 gal. ank you to our media partners: WKMG Local 6 and Magic 107.7. Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE W EDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 3A3A Longer you stay, Less you payMonthly UnlimitedSee store for details. Columbia Countys Most WantedANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS IS ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY.WE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR INFORMATION!The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriffs Of ce Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies. The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records. David Hayden GarnesDOB: 7/7/75 Height: 5 Weight: 150 lbs. Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue Wanted For: FTA Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Child Abuse Contributing, Disorderly Intoxication: Public Disturbance, Reckless DrivingThomas James WestAKA: TJ West, TJ, K Devious DOB: 9/9/83 Height: 5 Weight: 150 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Tattoos: Arms, Back and Legs Wanted For: Dealing in Stolen Property: Traf ckingWANTED AS OF 4/2/2012CALL (386) 754-7099 OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP ATwww.columbiacrimestoppers.net Knockout Roses $1050Annuals & Perennials4 inch starting at 85Gallon starting at $3.95Most Shrubs starting at $6.95Loropetalum$8.503 gal. ank you to our media partners: WKMG Local 6 and Magic 107.7. TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterInjury crashClevey Payne hooks a wrecked car to a tow truck Tuesday evening following a two-vehicle collision on State Road 47 near the Stop and Go gas station just south of I-75. At least one person was taken to Lake City Medical Center for treatment and observation in the 6 p.m. crash, according to authorities at the scene.
To the Editor:After reading the Reporter for 3.21.12 on the One Opinion column, I thought I might look up my 3 inch thick book on the Chronicle of Britain and Ireland. This is what I found on Afghanistan. Page 868, India. 1838.The new governor General of India Lord Auckland, follow ing Palmestons anti Russian policy, has decided to take action against the growing unrest in Afghanistan. Fearing that disturbances might leave the way open for Russia and Persia, through Afghanistan to threaten the Indian frontier, Aucklands plan is to support the deposed King Shah Suja in is claim to the throne. Afghanistans former king has been under British protection in exile for 30 years. Page 871, Kabul 7 August 1839. British troops captured the City of Kabul. Shah Suja returned here today as ruler of Afghanistan 30 years after his expulsion. Dost Mohammad, who has much more local support fled as soon as he heard that the British Army was approaching the capital. The army of Indian and Sikh troops under Sir William Macnaghten has already captured Kandahar and Gahnzi. The victory may prove a costly one, however, Shah Suja is no more popular here than he was 30 years ago, and the British colo nial authorities have found them selves drawn into a complex web of Sikh and Afghan rivalries. But they may have suc ceeded in keeping Russia out of Afghanistan and India. Page 876, a columnAfghanistan 13 January 1842.Over 15,000 (fifteen thousand) British soldiers under the com mand of Lord Auckland, and many civilians are massacred as they begin to retreat from Kabul. Page 971, a column.Afghanistan 31 January 1884.Britain is alarmed by the Russian invasion of Merv. A note here in this column is that General Gordon was sent to the Sudan to evacuate troops, 18 Feb. 1884, but he delayed this and the Mahdi forces killed him on the steps of his headquarters on 26 January 1885. It does not say he was behead ed but I think he was. Page 1062.22 November 1921. KabulBritain signs a friendship treaty with Afghanistan recognizing its independence in return for limits on the Soviet presence in the country. So who says that history is bunk? Terence KitchingLake City T he death of Trayvon Martin has renewed the debate about race and identity in America. It also has raised the ques tion why President Obama has not opened the national dialogue on race he promised four years ago. New, sometimes contradicto ry, information emerges daily about the Feb. 26 incident in which George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Hearsay, rumors and opinions masquerading as facts dominate the discussion. Acts of extreme journalistic malpractice, such as NBCs Today show running a 911 call tape that was edited to make Mr. Zimmermans motive appear unquestionably racist, serve to throw gasoline on the fire. A March 26 CNN poll showed that 73 percent of Americans think Mr. Zimmerman should be arrest ed, and this trial by media brings to mind John P. Roches observation that lynch mobs will claim to be highly demo cratic because there is only one dissenting voice. Some actions surrounding the case have been bizarre. The New Black Panther Party issued a $10,000 bounty for Mr. Zimmermans capture. Old Black Panther Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat, protested by appearing on the House floor wearing a hoodie. Celebrity activist Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was Mr. Zimmermans address to his nearly quarter-million fol lowers, only to find out he had terrorized an elderly couple by publishing the wrong address. Americans who are accus tomed to feeling that they live post-racial lives are being forced to take sides in a dis pute in which the facts are murky. People of good con science may reasonably say they have no idea what went on that night while they await more information. Given the growing furor over the case, it would be an ideal time for Mr. Obama to step up and engage the country. Mr. Obama is uniquely able to lead such an exploration of the issue. He is of mixed racial back ground, and in speeches he appeals to both sides of his cultural heritage. His historic election was viewed as a water shed for the issue of race rela tions. He could use his moral authority to reach across the racial divide on this topic. Instead, he has been largely silent. His one statement, If I had a son, hed look like Trayvon, was both irrelevant and biased. To some, it sounded creepy, and it did nothing to calm the situation. The optics of the shooting arent ideal for Democrats, as Mr. Zimmerman is Hispanic. Highlighting the Black/Latino divide makes for bad politics in an election year, but the rhetoric has been so heated that it may be difficult to pull back. The White House ought to exert leadership if for no other reason than to prevent a train wreck within the coali tion he needs for November. If Mr. Obama wont simply do the right thing, maybe self-interest will motivate him. Otherwise, it looks like it will take a stronger leader to open a true dialogue on race in America. Obamafails therace test ONE OPINION ANOTHER VIEW P residential candidates and aspiring state lawmakers often claim they are true Christians and tell us they will let their faith help shape their leadership and policies. Heaven forbid.I have a hard time listening to many of these people, because I often dont recognize anything Christian in their rhetoric. I regularly find them to be mean-spirited, harsh, uncharitable and often dishonest. Are these the traits of Jesus Christ? I am not a Christian, but I was raised in a Christian family. I know by exam ple how to recognize the acts of a true Christian. Besides my mother, the most important person in my life was my paternal grandfather, a self-taught Pentecostal minister who died in 1995 at age 92. I loved the simple trappings of his call ing: black suit, starched white shirt, black bow tie, spit-shined shoes, wide-brimmed hat and Hoyts Cologne. And his zipper-protected, leather-bound Bible was always nearby. Blacks and whites adored him. I began to understand why when I was about 12 years old. He used a corner of the bedroom as his office. He worked at a desk made of citrus field boxes and a half sheet of plywood. I rarely went into their bedroom, but one day as I swept the floor there, I saw a framed copy of the Beatitudes on the wall above the desk. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justices sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. My grandfather walked in while I was reading. He stood silently behind me. I had read the Beatitudes before and knew they were the introduction to Jesus Sermon on the Mount in the Book of Matthew. But there above that makeshift desk, in my grandfathers private space, the words came alive. I sensed the humility, the charity and the brotherly love in each line. My grandfather put an arm around my shoulders and told me that the world would be a better place if everyone lived in a way that reflected the Beatitudes. He said I did not need to read anything else in the Bible the rest of my life. The Beatitudes were enough. I had an illustrated Bible, a gift from my mother. That night, I read the Beatitudes over and over before falling asleep. How could anyone, except Christ, live such a pure life? The next morning, at breakfast, I saw my grandfather in a new light. This simple man, a fruit picker who always wore a smile, lived the Beatitudes. His church was a tiny clap board structure alongside a muddy irrigation ditch. He never had more than 30 members. He never accepted a salary, and he used the offerings to keep the church repaired and to buy wholesome food for migrant farm workers in a nearby camp. He gave away most of the vegetables in our garden. He invited gay peo ple to attend church and asked other members of the congrega tion to treat them respectfully. On several occasions, I accom panied him when he drove homebound older people to the doctor and dentist. He never had much money, but somehow he always had what he called pocket change for those down on their luck. During the height of the civil rights movement, he told his parishioners not to resort to violence even when white people brutalized them. I must acknowledge that my grandfathers generosity and childlike character often angered my grandmother and my father. And I must acknowl edge that I did not grow up to be like my grandfather. He was a true Christian. He lived a life that reflected the essence of the Beatitudes. Who among our presidential candidates and other lawmak ers can say with straight faces that they live the essence of the Beatitudes, that they are true Christians? True Christians seem hard to find LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History repeats itself in Afghanistan Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. 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Unlike some of his fellow Arab dictators, Syrias president had no qualms about using extreme violence against opposi tion to his rule, unleashing his army against entire towns and neighborhoods. The death toll is said to be 9,000 and rising. Assad had a friendly Russia and China running interfer ence for his regime in the U.N. Security Council, with Iran and Iraq cheerleading from the sidelines. The sanctions against him tended to be unilateral and poorly enforced. The opposi tion, though courageous and resilient, was disorganized with few recognized leaders. The loose bloc of nations opposed to his rule, the Friends of Syria, seemed largely limited to expressions of moral support. The U.S. quietly threw cold water on the idea of internation al military intervention of the kind that unseated Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. That may have all changed last weekend, and now time may be running out for Assad, whose family has ruled Syria for 40 years. Under prodding from friendly nations, the Syrian insur gents have organized a Syrian National Council, finally giving the international community an entity to deal with. That organi zation is only a few steps away from being recognized as a government-in-exile. Even Russia, seemingly growing impatient with Assads intransigence, is urging the Syrian leader to pull his troops from the cities. Russia did not attend the Friends of Syria meet ing but is hosting two opposition delegations in Moscow. Also losing patience is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a tireless oppo nent of the Assad regime. She says the world cannot sit back and wait much longer. After this weekend, she may not have that long a wait. A turning point in Syria? Q Scripps Howard News Service Q Washington Times OPINION Wednesday, April 4, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Bill Maxwellmaxwell@sptimes.com Q Bill Maxwell is a columnist and editorial writer for the St. Petersburg Times
April 4Newcomers luncheonThe April Friendship Luncheon of The Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be at Mikes Caf & Grille on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. Mikes is located near Cracker Barrel. Experience the great food Mikes has to offer. All members, guests and friends are welcome. For more information call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 or Barbara Test 754-7227.RevivalMiracle Tabernacle Church, 1190 SW Sisters Welcome Rd., presents a three day Return to Glory Revival April 4 to April 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. Prophet Gregory L. Hawthorne of Winter haven is back by spiritual demand. Come and experience powerful and anointed worship. April 5RevivalMiracle Word of Faith Ministries Inc., 3809 East University Ave. in Gainesville, will have a Three Night Revival April 5, 6, and 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be a Resurrection Revival as we continue to Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as our own Resurrection. Speakers include Elder Clyde Douglas from the Community Revival Center of Lake City, Evangelist Diana Craft of Church of God of Deliverer, Orange Lake and Elder Jackie Beard of the Pentacostal Full Gospel Church of Ocala. All are invited to attend this refreshing, reviving resurrection celebration. For more information please contact (352) 317-2540. Crops disease workshop UF/IFAS Disease Control Strategies for Agronomic Crops Workshop and dinner will be April 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the High Springs Public Library, 135 NW 1st Avenue. Guest speaker is Dr. Nick Dufault, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Florida. Topics will include disease management and fungicide, and recommendations for peanuts, corn, soybeans, cotton & tobacco. To register call Columbia County Extension at (386)752-5384 by April 5.Easter egg huntThe Columbia County Recreation Department will host an Easter egg hunt Thursday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center, NE Coach Anders Lane. Age categories are 1 to 3 years old, 4 to 6 years old and 7-10 years old. Bring a basket and join us for fun and games. There will be free food and refreshments, prizes and raffle drawings. Antique tractor and engine showStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 24th Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on April 5, 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Antique tractors and farming equipment reflecting 200 years of rural American history will be on display. Demonstrating the craftsmanship and durability of American farm machinery, the shows participants will operate working equipment and compete in tractor races. Exhibits will include collections of flywheels, hit and miss engines, water pumps, vintage pedal tractors, antique cars and farm equipment. Food concessions will include root beer floats, barbecue and kettle corn. On Saturday afternoon, an antique tractor parade will feature everything from customized lawn tractors to restored farm machinery. Admission to the public is $5 per vehicle with up to eight passengers. For more information, call (877) 6353655. April 6 Holy Week servicesFirst Presbyterian Church, 697 SW Baya Dr., invites the community to come share the Holy Week Journey to Resurrection. Good Friday service is at 8 p.m on April 6 with Tenebrae lead by the Choir. Easter Sunday services on April 8 are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Candlelight CommuniionWatertown Congregation Methodist Church will have a candlelight communion on Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you For more information call 752-1329. April 7Alligator Lake Spring FestivalThe 3rd annual Alligator Lake Spring Festival will be Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen. Special Features Include: Florida Wildlife Care Critters and Birds of Prey, FWC Wildlife Law Enforcement Helicopter, creative activities for kids of all ages, local vendors and artisans, educational displays about water and nature and walking workshops. Space and loaner binoculars are limited for these walking workshops. For reservations, contact Jacqui Sulek at 386 497 4185 or jsulek@audubon. org. Vendors and groups contact Valerie Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by Four Rivers Audubon and Gateway Wildlife Habitat Organization.Painting contest The Art League of North Florida is sponsoring an art contest (plein Air) on April 7 as part of the Alligator Lake Festival. Check-in is between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Art League booth. The judging and awards will be presented shortly after noon. Prize money will be determined by the number of entrees. The entry fee for work produced between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. is $15 for two entrees. Art work produced by League members will also be available. Call 228-8898 or 7587853 for details.Plant sale for FFA group The Columbia County Farm Bureau FFA Leadership Academy will have a flowering plant and vegetable plant sale at the Lake DeSoto Farmers Market April 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. Please support your FFA.Easter Fun DayHopeful Baptist Church, 289 SE Hopeful Drive, will host Easter Fun Day on April 7 from 10 a.m. until noon. Free Admission. Egg huntGold Standard Lodge #167 will their annual Easter egg hunt activity on Saturday, April 7 at Annie Maddox Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with sponsorship of Richardson Community Center, Daughters of Elks, county commissioners, Annie Maddox Board of Trustees. Come out and enjoy this festival. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, sodas, juice and prizes. For more information call 8676675. Farmers marketChildren of all ages will be welcome to the 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Wilson Park on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 starting at 10:30 a.m. in conjunction with the Lake DeSoto Farmers Market which returns to its Spring/ Summer schedule each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lake City downtown park, 778 NE Lake DeSoto Circle. This event is co-presented by the City of Lake City and the Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Shana Banana brings her Great Kids show featuring lots of interactive music, movement, and puppets. Also for the kids will be hands on activities presented by United Way and Suwannee Valley 4Cs. The market will also host Columbia County Farm Bureau FFA Leadership Academys Plant Sale to raise funds LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 5A Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE W EDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 1A5A THG-11909 Wound Wont Heal? Very Aordable Therapeutic Cold LasersHorse wound before and 6 weeks after Cold Laser Therapy1-800-742-8433www.vetrolaser.com Ask for Dr. Daniel Kamen, D.C. -Author of The Well Adjusted HorseMuscles Tendons Joints Pain Animal use onlyI noticed a tremendous decrease in post-operative inammation. -Glen R., Veterinarian, New YorkNo Dx or Clinical Outcomes Implied. Consult Licensed Veterinarian. Not Sold Where Prohibited. Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair752-2336Open 6 Days A WeekMon. Sat.Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 SouthCall Today!Use your income tax return for a Healthier Smile! 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Consult Licensed Veterinarian. Not Sold Where Prohibited. Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair752-2336Open 6 Days A WeekMon. Sat.Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 SouthCall Today!Use your income tax return for a Healthier Smile! Ask About CareCredit and other financing available (wac) A Special Welcoming Gift For You We Are Offering: (ADA-00110) (ADA-00330) (if needed)COUPON #008$2900For OnlyThe policy of our office is that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination, or treatment if performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, examination or treatment. COMMUNITY CALENDAR 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 email@example.com COURTESYNutrients for LifeFort White High School Ag students demonstrate their water and nutrient experiment projects Thursday to open house visitors at the Fort White High School Agri-Science Demonstration Farm. The project is part of the Nutrients for Life Program offered by the Nutrients for Life Foundation (www.nutrientsforlife.org), an organization that provides science-based information about crop and nutrient management. Ft. White is one of 30 schools selected nationwide to compete for a $5,000 prize. CALENDAR continued on 6A
for the FFA Leadership Academy. The sale will feature Bonnies Plant flowers and vegetable starts. April 8Easter service at state parkA program of devotional and song will be the feature of the 45th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs on Sunday, April 8. Gates will open at 6:15 a.m. Carillon concert begins at 6:45 a.m. Service begins at 7 a.m. Admission to the park is free. Refreshments will be served immediately following the service. The service will be held on the east lawn of the Stephen Foster Carillon Tower. Please come join us for this inspirational service.Sunrise serviceOld Providence Baptist Church, Hwy. 245, will have an sunrise service Sunday, April 8 at 6:45 a.m. with breakfast afterwards. For information call 755-1648.Easter servicesCome worship with New Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church, 709 NW Long Street Lake City, on Easter Sunday. Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m. with a breakfast after the service. There will be an Easter program at 9:45 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. April 9Cancer support groupThe Womens Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet at Baya Pharmacy East, 780 SE Baya Drive, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Monday, April 9. Information at 386-7524198 or 386-755-0522. April 10Historical society meetingThe Columbia County Historical Society will have its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the downtown library. Guest speaker will be Jesse Quillen, the new Columbia County Economic Development Director. The meeting is free and open to the public. For questions call Sean McMahon at 754-4293.Grief workshopGood Grief, An Overview of Grief and Loss will be offered to the public on Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The workshop, facilitated by Jerry Tyre, will offer an overview of grief and suggest ways of coping with a recent loss. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast licensed 1985, serving north central Florida.April 11Newcomers luncheonThe regular meeting of the Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at Eastside Village in the Community Clubhouse off of Baya Avenue. Our program will be our Annual Fashion show, come and see our own Lake City Newcomer models, modeling the fashions of Belks, JC Penney and Bon-Worth. Lunch is $11.00. Builders assn. lunchThe Columbia County Builders Assn. invites you to join us April 11th at the Holiday Inn to hear NAHB Chairman of the Board, Barry Rutenberg speak. We are excited to have a local businessman who has achieved national success speak at our General Council lunch. Buffet will open at 11:30 a. m. Cost of lunch for CCBA members is $12 and nonCCBA members is $15, including tax and gratuity. For this special lunch, we do require reservations. To RSVP by April 7, call: 386867-1998. April 12Law enforcement runThe 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida will be April 12 at 10 a.m. at the DOT on South Marion Ave in Lake City. T-shirt and hats available now. For more information contact Mike Gordon or Sarah Wheeler at the Columbia County Sheriffs Office. April 13Student essay contestBethel A.M.E Church, 838 SW CR242A, will recognize all Columbia County high school juniors and seniors and college students at our Annual High School Jr. Sr./ College Student Recognition Day on April 22 at 11 a.m. Two $250 book scholarships will be awarded to one high school student and one college student for writing the best essay. Essays must be received by Friday April 13. Winning essays will be read during this service. For details and information call Sis. Patricia Brady at (386) 697-7720. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2012 CALENDARContd From Page 5A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 20126A Saturday, April 7th Come Cheer Your Favorite Contestant Solo Artists will be picked to perform at the 2012 Suwannee River Jam Doors Open at 5pm Auditions begin at 7pm www.SuwanneeRiverJam.com at the Beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground Serving North Florida since 1979. Licensed as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980. At Haven, we believe every day is a gift. HAVENHOSPICE.ORG haven hospice is here to help with your advance care planning. to receive your complimentary copy of five wishes, go to havenhospice.org or call 800-hospice (467-7423). If a seriousaccident or illness should happen to you, what happens next?april 16th is national healthcare decisions day.Is there someone you trust who can make healthcare or end-of-life decisions for you? What are your wishes? And who should know? Join the millions of people across the country who have used Five Wishes to make their wishes known. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day, the day to name the person who will speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself. FIVE WISHES1 2 3 4 5 MY WISH FOR:The Person I Want to Make Care Decisions for Me When I Cant The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Dont Want How Comfortable I Want to Be How I Want People to Treat Me What I Want My Loved Ones to Knowprint your name birthdate JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterGood huntingDelanei Kenney (left), 2, and her sister, Leila, 4, race for Easter eggs Thursday during the MOMS Club of Lake Citys Community Easter Egg Hunt at Alligator Lake Park. At least 80 children went hunting for at least 2,000 eggs filled with candy. The Lake City Police Department, Columbia County Fire Department, Columbia County Library, Columbia County Sheriffs Crime Prevention Unit and Party Down 4 Less participated in the event. For more information, visit www.momsclublakecity.webs.com. LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Water Management District is doing its part to conserve groundwater resources by using reclaimed water to irrigate landscaping at its headquarters in Live Oak. On March 28, the District became one of the City of Live Oaks first customers to receive reclaimed water to offset groundwater demands. Reclaimed water is wastewater that is treated to a higher standard and reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, clothes washing, and other non-potable uses. This is just another step in helping to reduce our dependency on groundwater at our office, said District Acting Executive Director Charlie Houder. Last year, the District redesigned its landscape with low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants that were donated by Fraleigh Nurseries, LLC, in Madison. Additionally, a drip irrigation system was installed to enable the District to water more efficiently. Irrigating our landscape with reclaimed water allows us to recycle wastewater and offset groundwater withdrawals, and droughttolerant plants and drip irrigation helps us to use that water more efficiently, said Houder. The District is saving an estimated 11,000 gallons of groundwater per application through the use of reclaimed water and by installing drought-tolerant plants and drip irrigation. Other customers or potential customers of the City of Live Oaks reclaimed water system include Lowes, Camp Weed, a golf course, a soccer field, and other users located along the current pipeline system. City Administrator Bob Farley said that currently all available treated wastewater is being utilized, but the city hopes to expand access to reclaimed water in the future, even to residential users within the city limits. Other cities within the District that have implemented a reclaimed water program include Lake City, Monticello, Alachua, Cedar Key, and Perry. Reclaimed water will mostly be made available to large customers, such as golf courses, ball fields, prisons, nurseries, non-row crop agriculture uses, and industrial uses. It may also be available for residential lawn and landscape irrigation in some areas. Contact your local wastewater utility for information.SRWMD receives reclaimed water for landscape irrigation
By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressDENVER Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night. Baylor became the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games. Even more important to the Lady Bears, the team cut down the nets for the first time since 2005. For the Fighting Irish (35-4), a second straight trip to the title game ended in heartbreak. They lost 76-70 to Texas A&M last season. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comYULEE Columbia High has started with a rough go of it dur-ing the first two days of the Burbank Yulee Invitational Tournament in Yulee. The Tigers dropped their opening game to University Christian, 10-7, on Monday, then feel 2-1 against Gainesville High on Tuesday. Against Gainesville, Alan Espenship returned for his first start since early in the season after missing the last several weeks with injury. For the most part, Espenship looked like he was back in a groove, but the Tigers had him on a pitch count so that he wouldnt reinjure his shoulder from a heavy workload. Espenship pitched three innings, allowed three hits, struck out three batters and didnt allow a run. He threw 51 pitches. Sam Bass came in for relief in the top of the fourth inning and allowed two hits, struck out a batter, walked three batters and gave up one earned run. The two teams played five scoreless innings before Levi Hollingsworth gave the Tigers a 1-0 edge with a solo home run to begin the sixth inning. The one good thing about tonights game was Levis home run, Columbia coach J.T. Clark said. From that point, things began to unravel for the Tigers. Brandon Bryant tied the game when Chris Logan hit a sacrifice fly into right field with the By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Fort White High baseball won in two different ways in the opening days of spring break week. The Indians mercy-ruled Eagles View Academy, 13-2, at the Yulee tourna-ment on Monday, then scored two runs in the bot-tom of the seventh inning to beat Oak Hall School, 6-5, at home on Tuesday. Lane Pendergrast started the winning rally against Oak Hall with a one-out walk. Nate Reeves pinch-ran and moved to second on a wild pitch. Anthony Gonzalez ran for Reeves and advanced to third on another wild pitch. Kody Moniz ripped a single to drive in the tying run. Brandon Sharpe worked a walk and Moniz took third base on a deep fly ball to left field by Taylor Morgan. A ground ball to the third baseman was thrown into the dirt at first and Moniz scored the winning run. Pendergrast picked up the win in relief of Kevin Dupree. Pendergrast went three innings with two hits, one run, one walk, two hit batters and three strikeouts. Dupree started and pitched four innings. He gave up six hits and four runs (two earned) with one walk, one hit batter and four strikeouts. After falling behind 4-0, Fort White scored three runs in the third inning. Bryce Beach and Dupree had infield hits around a sacrifice bunt by Brady Wilkinson. Brandon Myers had an RBI-single and cour-tesy runner Reeves and Myers scored on a throw-ing error. The Indians tied it in the fourth inning. Sharpe, Beach and Dupree walked and Sharpe scored on a wild pitch. Pendergrast and Moniz had one-out singles in the second inning for Fort Whites other hits. Oak Hall starting pitcher Cameron Cobb had two hits and two RBIs for the Eagles. Lucas Wietzel had two hits with an RBI. Cobb pitched five innings and Chad Hause finished out and suffered the loss. Robby Howell threw his third no-hitter in the five-inning win over Eagles View. He walked four and struck out six and one of the runs was unearned. Moniz was 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Wilkinson (two RBIs, run scored), Myers (RBI, two runs scored) and Dupree (RBI, run scored) also had two hits. Beach had a double and scored two runs. Howell had a double and RBI. Gonzalez had a hit, RBI and scored two runs. Morgan scored two runs and Reeves scored one. Fort White (12-9) is off until April 10 when the Indians play at Columbia High.From staff reportsColumbia Highs Chrissie Reichert will return to the state championship for a third time, when she represents the Lady Tigers tennis team in Orlando on April 19-20. Reichert won three consecutive matches to claim the No. 1 singles cham-pionship at the District 5-3A championship at Jonesville Tennis Center in Gainesville. Reichert knocked off Sarah Labrador in her opening match 6-4, 6-3, and defeated Forest Highs Megan Dixon 6-3, 6-3 in the second round. The second match was very tense, Columbia High coach Tabatha McMahon said. The score doesnt reflect how hard it was. The final match pitted Reichert against the tournaments No. 1 seed from Forest High, Loraine Chon-Qui. Reichert and Chon-Qui both came into the tour-nament with undefeated records, but the tourna-ment was seeded by USTA rankings and Reichert does not play USTA tennis. Chon-Qui had not lost a point heading into the final, but Reichert disposed of the Forest player. Reichert took home the champion-ship 6-2, 7-6 (10-8). Chrissie upped her game, McMahon said. She did a great job of put-ting her shots down the line. The match was just a matter of who wanted it more. Reichert will now move to the state championship at Red Bug Lake in Orlando. I knew we probably werent going to win as a team, but I was proud of the way we played, McMahon said. Haley Wheeler played well in her first-ever district match and overall we were very competitive. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, April 4, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org BRIEFS Columbia senior wins No. 1 singles title at district. Howell pitches third no-hitter in Mondays victory. BAYLOR continued on 2B Columbia drops first two games in tournament. CHS continued on 2B Today Q Columbia High weightlifting in sectional meet at St. Augustine High, noon Q Columbia High baseball vs. Yulee High at Burbank Nets Yulee Invitational tournament, 4 p.m. Thursday Q Fort White High weightlifting in sectional meet at Baker County High, 10 a.m. Q Columbia High softball at Kissimmee Klassic tournament, TBA Friday Q Columbia High softball at Kissimmee Klassic tournament, TBA Saturday Q Columbia High softball at Kissimmee Klassic tournament, TBA GAMES GOLF Tebow Foundation Classic April 14 The Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic is April 14 at the Stadium Course at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Tebow Foundation, and several personalities from sports and entertainment are participating. Autographs will be available. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for ages 18 and younger. Parking is $5. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or timtebowfoundation.org Bucs Booster Club tournament The BHS Buccaneer Booster Club Golf Tournament is April 28 at Suwannee Country Club. Format is three-person scramble with team prizes and door prizes. Entry fee of $50 per person includes cart, green fees, lunch and a prize. There are hole ($100) and full team ($250) sponsorships available. For details, call Rob Cassube at 623-3833 or Linda Lynch at 984-6311. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Fundraiser at Applebees today The Fort White Quarterback Club has a fundraiser every Wednesday during April at Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar on U.S Highway 90 west. Submit a flyer and Applebees will donate 10 percent of the bill to the Quarterback Club. For details, call club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731.Yard sale for Q-back Club The Fort White Quarterback Club has a yard sale of donation items from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the Fort White Train Depot. Merchandise and donations are now being accepted. For details on drop-off times and locations, call Dana Brady at 365-3103, Gloria Jackson at 497-4808, April Parnell at 623-6694 or Priscilla Newman at 719-2586.Q From staff reports Reichert returns to stateJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Chrissy Reichert returns a serve whil e playing against Buchholz High on March 16. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Robby Howell swings during a game ag ainst Bradford High on March 13. Fort White wins a pair Rough times for CHS in Yulee Perfect! Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 3 p.m. ESPN Exhibition, Masters Par 3 Contest, at Augusta, Ga. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN St. Louis at Miami NBA 8 p.m. ESPN2 Oklahoma City at Miami 10:30 p.m. ESPN L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers NHL 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Detroit at St. Louis SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN UEFA Champions League, quarterfinal, APOEL at Real Madrid 8 p.m. FSN UEFA Champions League, quarterfinal, Benfica at Chelsea (same-day tape)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Mondays Games Milwaukee 112, Washington 98Houston 99, Chicago 93Memphis 94, Oklahoma City 88L.A. Clippers 94, Dallas 75Sacramento 116, Minnesota 108Utah 102, Portland 97 Tuesdays Games San Antonio 125, Cleveland 90Indiana 112, New York 104Toronto 92, Charlotte 87Detroit 102, Orlando 95Miami 99, Philadelphia 93Memphis 98, Golden State 94Phoenix at Sacramento (n)New Jersey at L.A. Lakers (n) Todays Games Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.San Antonio at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m.Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.New Jersey at Portland, 10 p.m.L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Boston at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Conference records (Selections in parentheses) Conference W L Pct.Southeastern (4) 10 3 .769Mid-American (1) 2 1 .667Big Ten (6) 11 6 .647Big 12 (6) 10 6 .625Big East (9) 14 9 .608Atlantic Coast (5) 6 5 .545America East (1) 1 1 .500 Colonial (1) 1 1 .500MEAC (1) 1 1 .500Ohio Valley (1) 1 1 .500Patriot (1) 1 1 .500Sun Belt (1) 1 1 .500Atlantic 10 (4) 3 4 .429West Coast (3) 2 3 .400Missouri Valley (2) 1 2 .333Pacific-12 (2) 1 2 .333Mountain West (4) 1 4 .200Atlantic Sun (1) 0 1 .000Big Sky (1) 0 1 .000Big South (1) 0 1 .000Big West (1) 0 1 .000Horizon (1) 0 1 .000Ivy (1) 0 1 .000Northeast (1) 0 1 .000Southern (1) 0 1 .000Southland (1) 0 1 .000SWAC (1) 0 1 .000Summit (1) 0 1 .000Western Athletic (1) 0 1 .000Conference USA (2) 0 2 .000Metro Atlantic (2) 0 2 .000Womens Final Four National Championship Tuesday Baylor 80, Notre Dame 61BASEBALLAL schedule Thursdays Games Boston at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.Toronto at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. NL schedule Todays Game St. Louis (Lohse 0-0) at Miami (Johnson 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Thursdays Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.Washington at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. Spring Training Late Monday L.A. Angels 12, L.A. Dodgers 3San Francisco 4, Oakland 2 Tuesdays Games Toronto 13, Detroit 8Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 2N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 6Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee (ss) 3Boston 8, Washington 7Colorado 9, Seattle 8Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 2Chicago White Sox 5, Houston 1Milwaukee (ss) vs. Arizona (n)Kansas City at San Diego (n)L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers (n)San Francisco at Oakland (n) Todays Games N.Y. Mets vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Houston, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.Milwaukee at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.Oakland at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego at Lake Elsinore, Calif., 5:05 p.m.GOLFGolf week AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT Site: Augusta, Ga.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Augusta National Golf Club (7,435 yards, par 72). Purse: TBA ($8 million in 2011). Winners share: TBA ($1.44 million in 2011). Television: ESPN (Thursday-Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., 8-11 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3:30-7 p.m.; Sunday, 2-7 p.m.). Online: http:// www.masters.org NATIONWIDE TOUR SOBOBA CLASSIC Site: San Jacinto, Calif.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: The Country Club at Soboda Springs (7,207 yards, par 71). Purse: $750,000. Winners share: $135,000. Television: None. LPGA TOUR Next event: LPGA Lotte Championship, April 18-21, Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii. Online: http:// www.lpga.com CHAMPIONS TOUR Next event: Encompass Insurance Pro-Am, April 13-15, TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz EUROPEAN TOUR Next event: Malaysian Open, April 12-15, Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Online: http:// www.europeantour.comHOCKEYNHL schedule Mondays Games Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 0 Tuesdays Games Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SOBuffalo 6, Toronto 5, OTNew Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 1N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 3Pittsburgh 5, Boston 3Carolina 2, Ottawa 1Winnipeg 5, Florida 4, OTSan Jose 5, Dallas 2Anaheim at Vancouver (n)Columbus at Phoenix (n) Todays Games Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.Detroit at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m.Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.Florida at Washington, 7 p.m.Montreal at Carolina, 7 p.m.Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m.Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m.Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m.Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 CHS: Play host team at 4 p.m. today Continued From Page 1B BAYLOR From Page 1B ASSOCIATED PRESSFans at the new Marlins Park watch a spring training bas eball game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Yankees on Monday in Miami.Marlins open season, new park against champion CardsBy STEVEN WINEAssociated PressMIAMI Perched atop the Miami Marlins multi-colored, provocative home-run sculpture is a blue mar-lin, poised for splashdown whenever the home team hits one out. Call the artwork what you will gaudy, goofy, grotesque, great but theres no denying its new. For the Marlins, thats what this season is all about. Long overlooked and underfunded, theyve become a big-spending, attention-grabbing team as they open the sea-son at home Wednesday night against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The pop-art sculpture, futuristic ballpark, brisk ticket sales, team name, uniforms, celebrity man-ager, All-Star shortstop, All-Star left-hander, All-Star closer and starry-eyed opti-mism: all new. With the roster significantly upgraded, the Marlins predict theyll con-tend for the NL East title and more. We expect to win, new shortstop Jose Reyes says. The kind of club we have, were going to compete, no doubt. When ace Josh Johnson throws the first pitch in the new ballpark, the Marlins will begin trying to sup-plant the Cardinals, who mounted an improbable late-season charge to the World Series title. But like the Marlins, the 2012 Cardinals have a new look. Slugger Albert Pujols and manager Tony La Russa are gone and postseason star Chris Carpenter is hurt, so Kyle Lohse will start the opener. But right-hander Adam Wainwright is back from elbow sur-gery, and the addition of outfielder Carlos Beltran is cause for encouragement. Plus, only one team has a chance to repeat as the World Series champion, and baseball-crazy St. Louis is always eager for a season to start. Theres a buzz in every home opener, rookie man-ager Mike Matheny says. The buzz in our place is ridiculous. While the Cardinals will wait until April 13 to play a home game, outfielder Jon Jay is especially excit-ed about the road opener. The Miami native attended Marlins games as a young-ster when they played in the Dolphins stadium, so he can appreciate the new ballpark. To be able to play the first game there, its something I am going to remem-ber forever, he says. The Dolphins stadium wasnt really a baseball ballpark. Its going to be nice for the community to have a real baseball park. The centerpiece is beyond the center-field wall a 73-foot-tall kalei-doscopic sculpture that will launch into animation when the home team hits a home run. Conceived by team owner Jeffrey Loria, a New York art dealer, the work has drawn decidedly mixed reviews. Theres a little controversy about whether people are going to like it, says slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the player most likely to put the thing in motion. They might not want me to do it. Everyone is saying its circusy. New closer Heath Bell dislikes homers but loves the sculpture. Its colorful and shiny and awesome-looking, kind of like Miami, he says. You definitely wont see that anywhere else. Its straight Miami. Were not dull; were flashy, colorful, lively, exciting. The teams new rainbow logo fits with that prem-ise. So does the matching orange-dyed hair Reyes and third baseman Hanley Ramirez now sport. Goodell: Saints appeals to be heard by end of weekBy RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressNEW YORK NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he expects to hear the appeals of Saints coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans officials suspended for playing a part in the teams bounty program by the end of the week. Goodell was at a Brooklyn film studio Tuesday for the unveiling of the leagues new Nike-designed uni-forms. He says he hopes any decisions on possible dis-cipline for players involved in the Saints scandal will come soon. Goodell says the NFL met with the Players Association and executive director DeMaurice Smith on Monday to share infor-mation about the leagues investigation of the Saints. He says he expects to speak to Smith again as soon as Wednesday. bases loaded in the sixth inning, after Jayce Barber came in to relieve Bass with one out. Barber finished the game, but a wild pitch handed him the loss. With one out and the bases loaded, Zach Cronin crossed the plate to hand the Tigers a 2-1 defeat in the final inning. Weve got to figure out if were on spring break or playing baseball, Clark said. Weve got to get off spring break. We have to understand that every time we play were going to be handed a win or a loss. In district games, we play with a different mentality. We have to play with the men-tality in every game. Columbia has a chance to right the ship today as the Tigers play host Yulee High at 4 p.m. Odyssey Sims chipped in 19 for the Bears, while Destiny Williams added 12. The Irish cut a sizable deficit to three points early in the second half, only to have Devereaux Peters called for an illegal screen, which was her fourth foul. With Peters on the bench, the Bears built their lead back up by dumping the ball into the 6-foot-8 Griner, who showed off her wide array of shots over the smaller Irish players. The Bears went on a 33-11 run to seal the title. Griner scored 17 of her points in the second half, even with two, sometimes three, defenders hounding her at all times.
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PG SHOW 340 318 545(4:45) Skateland Scary Movie 2 (2001, Comedy) Shawn Wayans. R Bobcat GoldthwaitShameless Fiona Interrupted (iTV) House of Lies (iTV) CalifornicationInside ComedyJackass: Movie GOLF REPORTS Tough battles in Wednesday blitz Both flights of the Wednesday blitz produced a solo winner, but the battles for second place were logjams. Dwight Rhodes finished at the top of A flight with a +5 for a one-point win. Dennis Crawford, Jonathan Allen, Mike McCranie and Chad Hunter all made a run at the winner but finally settled for a four-way tie one shot back. Mike Jacobs finished with a comfortable two-point edge in B flight, leaving Mickey Wilcox, Eddy Brown and Dennis Hendershot locked at +6 for the runner-up spot. Buddy Slay, Ed Higgs and John Dennis split the skins pot with Allen and McCranie. Higgs skin on No. 8 was good for a small pot hole prize. The big pot hole carried over. Mickey Wilcox blew the competition away in Sundays blitz, posting +10 for a six-point win over second-place Rickey Lovvorn. Dave Mehl checked in with +2 for third place, one point ahead of Steve Osborne. Tim Dortch, Greg Lyons, Tom Wade, Donnie Thomas and Jerry West were in fifth place. Closest to the pin winners were Lovvorn on No. 5, Steve Gordon on No. 7, Wilcox on No. 15 and Buddy Slay on No. 17. Wilcox finished off a good day with two keepers in the skins game. Gordon, Lyons and Thomas had a skin apiece. The Good Old boys played two competitive matches this week. Monty Montgomery, Dave Cannon, Tony Branch and Bill Wheeler began the action with a 4-3 win over Eli Witt, Jeff Mayne, Merle Hibbard and Dan Stephens. Match two was a three-way affair won by Stan Woolbert, Dennis Hendershot, Mike Spencer Bill Rogers and Howard Whitaker. The team of Marc Risk, Ed Snow, Carl Wilson, Joe Persons and Paul Davis put five points on the board to tie Don Christensen, Don Howard, Bobby Simmons, Hugh Sherrill and Jim Stevens for second. Montgomerys 36-37-73 nosed out Risks 38-36-74 for medalist honors. Snow (78), Wilson (79), and Christensen (79) had the other scores of note. Howard took the front nine contest with 38, one stroke ahead of Woolbert. Hendershots 39 was best in back nine play. The LGA gave the ladies their full handicaps in a net score match. Nicole Ste-Marie (75) came out on top by a stroke in a three-way battle with Jan Davis (76) and Dottie Rogers (77). Lightning forced cancellation of the MGA 6-6-6 event. It has been resched-uled for April 21. Upcoming events:Q Saturday, Masters blitz. Players blitz score will be added to a blind-drawn part-ner, a pro who is playing in the third round of The Masters. Q April 14, 36th annual Lions Club Tournament, shotgun start at 9 a.m. Week of wins for Skantzos COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed GoffPete Skantzos birdie on the par five Dunes No. 4 during the Wednesday Blitz was matched by Jerry Connell, playing in his same group, Todd Carter and Dale Coleman. However, Skantzos was the only one of the four who was in the pot so Lucky Pete was the big winner of the mul-tiple rollover pot, It was not quite as good as the Mega Millions but still a nice day at the golf course. Results for the blitz were: 1st-Bob Wheary +7; 2nd-Dale Coleman +6; 3rd (tie)-Wallace Christie, Bob McGraw and Bill Walls +5. The Friday Dog Fight was a close contest with Alan Phillips winning at +4. Joe Herring, Emerson Darst, Pete Skantzos, Chet Carter and Gary Williams were all one back at +3. Closest to the pin winners were Skantzos, Ronnie Ash, Bob Wheary, Williams and Don Horn. The Wednesday Scramble was won by the team of Kyle Hayes, Pete Skantzos and Ralph Minster at 6-under. Not only did they win the scramble, but also the pot another one for Lucky Pete. A new pot begins today at 5 p.m. Sundays scramble was won by the team of Bill Ryan, Bob Wheary and Tony Johnson with a 4-under score. No one won the Sunday pot. Sign up by 2:30 p.m.; play starts at 3. Girls practice group Chipping contest: 1st Rachael Blanton, Gillian Norris; 2nd Rebeka Blanton, Allison Kranhke, Emma Ward. QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter Masters meltdown in the past, McIlroy moves onBy DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressAUGUSTA, Ga. In the aftermath of his Masters meltdown, one phone call that meant the most to Rory McIlroy was from Greg Norman, the master of the Sunday collapse at Augusta National. Norman had four good chances to slip on a green jacket, the most unforgetta-ble in 1996 when he blew a six-shot lead to Nick Faldo. So the Shark could speak from experience, and the kid was more than willing to listen. I think it was great coming from him because he had sort of been in the same position in 1996 well, 96 where Faldo won, but I think 86 as well, 1987, McIlroy said, pausing to try to get the years right. Sorry, I wasnt born. Its that kind of humor that has helped McIlroy move on that and the U.S. Open title he won a few months later. Still fresh this week for the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland is how he lost a four-shot lead in the final round. There was the tee shot on the 10th hole that bounced around the trees and landed behind the cabins. There was a three-putt on the 11th, a four-putt on the 12th and eventually an 80 on his scorecard. Obviously, the first time I played the back nine last week, theres memories that come back and mem-ories that you probably dont want, McIlroy said. Its fine. I got that all out of the way, and just looking forward to this week and looking forward to try to put myself in contention to try and win this thing. Normans first big opportunity was in 1986, the year he had the 54-hole lead at all four majors. He sent a 4-iron over the 18th green in the final round, and his bogey made Jack Nicklaus a Masters champion for the sixth time. Norman won the British Open that summer, spent the better part of the next decade at No. 1 in the world and a perennial favorite at the majors. Thats where McIlroy is now. He won with a record score at Congressional for his first major. He rose to No. 1 in the world last month, though only for two weeks, when he won the Honda Classic. And, like Norman, he still doesnt have a green jacket. But hes young. Hes super talented. And he copes with success and failure with a refreshing dose of self-deprecating humor. Did he confront any demons on the 10th tee when he played last week? Not really. I mean, I cant believe how close the cab-ins are. They are only 50 yards off the tee, McIlroy said as the room filled with laughter. But no, look, its great to be able to laugh about it now. It wasnt always that easy. He cried on the phone with his mother after the Masters. There were days of reflection, when McIlroy realized he must not have been ready to win a major. He noticed when he watched videotape of the final round that the bounce in his step was missing. He was looking down, not up. Joy gave way to stress. Seven putts on the 11th and 12th holes is what did him in. Still, most remem-ber the 10th, and for good reason. Some players bare-ly notice those cabins left of the 10th fairway. Not many can imagine a play-er behind stuck behind them. Luke Donald was playing last week, and his local caddie told him guests at Augusta National rarely play the 10th hole without asking where McIlroys tee shot wound up. Not even McIlroy is sure what happened on that shot, much less the rest of the day. It was such a blur, he said. It was really hard to remember. It wasnt just the tee shot. It was way before that. It was just how I approached the whole day. I went through it a mil-lion times. Its something that I learned from, and I quickly forgot about and moved on. And moved on pretty well. A year ago, he came to Augusta National hopeful of winning. Now, he is all business. Winning is the priority. He brought three friends from Northern Ireland with him last year. His parents are here this time. McIlroy didnt get into specifics on his phone con-versation with Norman, which was two days after the Masters. He said a couple things to me that I found very useful and put into prac-tice, especially weeks like this where theres so much hype and theres so much buildup, McIlroy said. ASSOCIATED PRESSRory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, speaks during a press conference before his practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Tuesday in Augusta, Ga.World Golf Ranking Through Sunday 1. Luke Donald ENG 9.70 2. Rory McIlroy NIR 9.59 3. Lee Westwood ENG 7.76 4. Hunter Mahan USA 5.75 5. Steve Stricker USA 5.67 6. Martin Kaymer GER 5.64 7. Tiger Woods USA 5.53 8. Charl Schwartzel SAF 5.09 9. Justin Rose ENG 5.0610. Webb Simpson USA 5.0311. Jason Day AUS 4.9712. Dustin Johnson USA 4.9213. Adam Scott AUS 4.8714. Phil Mickelson USA 4.8215. Gr. McDowell NIR 4.8016. Bubba Watson USA 4.5617. Bill Haas USA 4.5118. Matt Kuch ar USA 4.46 19. Keegan Bradley USA 4.2920. Nick Watney USA 4.1821. Sergio Garcia ESP 4.0322. Brandt Snedeker USA 3.9723. K.J. Choi KOR 3.8824. Ian Poulter ENG 3.6225. Peter Hanson SWE 3.5426. Mark Wilson USA 3.4127. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.3928. Bo Van Pelt USA 3.3829. John Senden AUS 3.3030. Sang-Moon Bae KOR 3.2631. Jason Dufner USA 3.2232. Thomas Bjorn DEN 3.2033. Alvaro Quiros ESP 3.1734. David Toms USA 3.1435. Martin Laird SCO 3.1036. Simon Dyson ENG 3.0737. Robert Karlsson SWE 3.0638. Paul Casey ENG 3.0439. Aaron Baddeley AUS 2.9840. Anders Hansen DEN 2.96 41. Rickie Fowler USA 2.9442. K.T. Kim KOR 2.8743. Paul Lawrie SCO 2.8644. Zach Johnson USA 2.8645. Fredrik Jacobson SWE 2.8446. Fr. Molinari ITA 2.8447. Kyle Stanley USA 2.7348. Ben Crane USA 2.7049. Geoff Ogilvy AUS 2.7050. Jim Furyk USA 2.6851. G. Fernandez-CastanoESP 2.6552. M.A. Jimenez ESP 2.6053. Ryo Ishikawa JPN 2.5954. Retief Goosen SAF 2.5655. Y.E. Yang KOR 2.4656. Jonathan Byrd USA 2.4657. Robert Rock ENG 2.4358. Ernie Els SAF 2.4259. Darren Clarke NIR 2.4160. Gary Woodland USA 2.3961. Johnson Wagner USA 2.3862. Greg Chalmers AUS 2.35
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, when I was in 10th grade, I had a best friend, Ben. We talked all the time, shared secrets and always hung out together. I never regarded him as someone Id like to date, so I never took his atten-tion very seriously. That summer, he texted me and asked me to send him a picture of my breasts. When I said no, he became pushy. I told him I didnt know what he was going to do with the picture, and I didnt want to get in trouble. He was upset that I didnt trust him. We didnt talk the rest of the summer. Now, in our final year of high school, hes in another class with me. He still wont acknowledge me and is always flirting with my best friend. I have cried so much over Ben. I miss him a lot. I dont understand why hes treating me this way. What did I do that was so awful? Is something wrong with me? -BEWILDERED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR BEWILDERED: You did nothing wrong. You considered Ben to be a friend, and I assume that you arent in the habit of showing your male friends your breasts. It seems only logical that you wouldnt send a picture that could wind up heaven knows where. Ben is acting this way because he is trying to punish you for not giving him what he wanted. Hes flirting with your friend to hurt you and/or make you jealous. These are not the actions of a friend, and the sooner you accept it, the better off you will be. Ben strikes me as immature and a user, so be glad you didnt do what he wanted. It was good common sense. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: Regarding money and adult children, should a parent help all children equally if they are financially able to? Or should a parent offer help only to the children in need (medical expenses, kid in college, new wash-ing machine, etc.)? If one child has a high-paying job, does he/she deserve any less from a parent in the end? -WONDERING DEAR WONDERING: Before deciding how to divide your assets, first dis-cuss this with an attorney who specializes in wills, trusts and estate plan-ning. However, from my perspective, monies given before your death to one of your children should be tallied and deducted from the amount he or she is allotted in your will -with an explanation of the rea-son why it is less. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am torn between two important people in my life. My best friend and my husband graduate this year on the same day, one at 9 a.m., the other at 10 a.m., at two different colleges an hour and a half apart. My friend says that because I was able to attend my husbands associate and bachelor degree graduations, I should attend her cer-emony because I have never seen her graduate. However, I feel my hus-bands having earned his masters degree is a huge accomplishment, and that I should attend his gradu-ation. What do you think, Abby? -UNDECIDED IN ARKANSAS DEAR UNDECIDED: I think you should follow your instincts, because they are exactly right. During your lifetime you will have many friends, but lets hope only one hus-band. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Finish what you start. Your work will reflect your interest in what you are doing and determine your success. An unusual opportunity based on a past experience or con-nection will develop if you reconnect with an associ-ate. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Being receptive to what others do and say will be educational and help you gather the knowledge required to get ahead. Dont feel down because someone you thought you could trust disappoints you. Size up your situa-tion and keep moving. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be open about how you feel and what you are up to or you may be accused of something you didnt do. Jealousy and poor judgment can turn out to be financially and emotionally costly. Do whats right and whats best for you. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dont be daunted by the changes going on around you. Stick close to home and to the people you love most. A partner will help you achieve your dreams, hopes and wishes. Focus on your emotional attitude and obtaining greater personal security. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put your energy where it will bring you the high-est returns. Apply for a better position or master-fully execute a job youve been given, and you will be rewarded. Love is in the stars, and a romantic encounter will lead to a lifestyle change. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Youll discover infor-mation that will help you make a decision that can change your life. An opportunity to utilize all your attributes in a unique way will pay off. Network, present and promote your talents. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put more into your surroundings and you will increase your assets and secure your financial posi-tion. Changes at home that enable you to earn extra cash should be imple-mented. Relationships are highlighted, but caution must be taken with regard to intimacy. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Hard work will bring stellar results. Do what-ever it takes to make your surroundings conducive to creativity and imagina-tion. Think outside the box and share your ideas with people you find inspiring. Develop a close bond with someone special. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You may be forced to make unwanted changes. Accepting the inevitable will allow you greater control and freedom to choose whats best for you. Be pre-pared to take advantage of a last-minute change of plans. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Approach what-ever is being asked of you with caution. Not every-one will have your best interests at heart. Ulterior motives are likely to cost you financially or emotion-ally if you arent prepared to say no or counter whats being offered. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Promote change, especially if it will help you financially. Discipline and hard work, along with a strict budget and sound strategy, will help you achieve your goals. A secret meeting will lead to an interesting new partner-ship. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Open your eyes and look at the fine print of any deal you are considering. Whether its personal or professional, you mustnt get involved with some-one for the wrong reason. Someone from your past can help you now. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. 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Hickey, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2012, and the last four digits of whose so-cial security number are 7740, is pending in the Circuit Court for Co-lumbia County, Florida, Probate Di-vision, the address of which is 135 N. Hernando St., Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decendents 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 FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decendents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of this publication of this notice isPersonal Representative:Margie Hickey238 SE Maryetta TerraceLake City, Florida 32025Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:Stephen M. WittAttorney for Margie HickeyFlorida Bar Number: 231916PO Box 2064Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone: (386)755-2863Fax: (386) 752-1732E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 28, 2012April 4, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFILE NO.: 12-62-CPDivision PROBATEIN RE: ESTATE OF R. EARLINE PARKERDeceased,NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of R. EARLINE PARKER, deceased, whose date of death was February 14,2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal repre-sentative and the personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decendents 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 FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AF-TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice isPersonal Representative:GEORGIAG. PALMER35 Lepere CourtDupo, IL62239Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:LAURAANN FOURAKER-GARDNERAttorney for Georgia G. PalmerFlorida Bar Number: 0069973Brannon, Brown, Haley & Bullock, P.A.Of CounselP.O. Box 1029Lake City, Fl 32056Telephone: (386) 752-3213Fax: (386) 755-452402500073April 4, 11, 2012 LegalNOTICE OFAnnual Meeting of Members of First Federal Bancorp, MHC.Notice is hereby given that the An-nual Meeting of Members of the above named mutual holding com-pany will be held at the main of-fice located at 4705 West U.S. Highway 90, Lake City, Florida, at 3:00 p.m. on the 18th of April, 2012.By order of the Board of Directors.Keith C. Leibfried, PresidentFirst Federal Bancorp, MHC05531753April 4, 11, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURT, SEV-ENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO.: CA11-772DIVISION: 55FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, afederally chartered savings bank,Plaintiff,v.SUWANNEE RIVER LOG HOMES, INC.,a Florida corporation, et al.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment and Amend-ment to Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned action, Cheryl Strickland, the St. Johns County Clerk of Court, will sell the property situated in St. Johns County, Suwan-nee County, and Columbia County, Florida, described on Exhibit Aat-tached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof (the Encum-bered Property), at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Cen-ter, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Au-gustine, Florida 32084 on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, and the informa-tion on the Clerk of Courts website: http://www .sjccoc.us/ In accordance with the Final Judg-ment and the Amendment to Final Judgment, the Encumbered Property shall be sold in individual parcels in the following order:(i) First, Parcel 3 of the Encumbered Property, which is located in St. Johns County, shall be offered for sale;(ii) Second, Parcel 5 of the Encum-bered Property, which is located in Columbia County, shall be offered for sale;(iii) Third, Parcel 4 of the Encum-bered Property, which is located in Columbia County, shall be offered for sale;(iv) Fourth, Parcel 1 of the Encum-bered Property, which is located in Suwannee County, shall be offered for sale; and(v) Fifth, Parcel 2 of the Encumbered Property, which is located in Suwan-nee County, shall be offered for sale.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated this 29th day of March, 2012.CHERYLSTRICKLANDClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ Audrey JarrardDeputy ClerkExhibit A(the Encumbered Property)All right, title and interest in and to the following described real proper-ty:Parcel 1:Aparcel of land lying in the NW1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 17, Town-ship 3 South Range 15 East, Suwan-nee County, Florida, bounded on the South by U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10) and Old U.S. Highway 90, and bounded on the North by the S.A.L. Railroad; said lands being more particularly described as fol-lows: FOR POINTOF BEGIN-NING, commence at the intersection of the North right of way line of old U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10) and the East line of said NW1/4 of the NE 1/4, and run thence North 000122 West a distance of 347.07 feet; thence run North 763141 West a distance of 990.52 feet; thence run South 891347 West a distance of 525.64 feet to the West right of way line of U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10); thence run South 673913 East, along the North right of way line of U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10), a chord distance of 177.46 feet to the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10) and the North right of way line of Old U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10); thence run South 700902 East, along the North right of way line of Old U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10), a distance of 1134.50 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING;Parcel 2:Part of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 17, and part of the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 16, all be-ing in section 3 South, Range 15 East, Suwannee County, Florida, be-ing more particularly described as follows: FOR POINTOF BEGIN-NING, commence at the intersection of the North Right of way line of Old U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10) and the West line of said NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, and run thence North 000130 East, along the West line of said NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, a dis-tance of 346.62 feet to the South right of way line of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad; thence run South 762800 East, along said South right of way line, a distance of 2272.98 feet; thence run South 064310 West a distance of 419.94 feet to the North right of way line of said Old U.S. Highway 90 (State Road 10); thence run along said North right of way line the following courses and distances: North 762704 West, 156.23 feet; North 133256 East, 27.00 feet; North 7627'04 West, 326.00 feet; South 133256 West, 27.00 feet; North 762704 West, 731.20 feet to the point of curve of a curve concaved Northeasterly having a radius of 5696.65 feet; thence run along and around said curve a chord bearing and distance of North 731619 West a distance of 631.86 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; Legalthence continue along said courses, North 700534 West a distance of 400.01 feet to the POINTOF BE-GINNING;Parcel 3:Aparcel of land in Sections 7 and 8 Township 7 South, Range 29 East, St. Johns County, Florida, more fully described as follows: FOR POINTOF REFERENCE, commence at the intersection of the centerline of Inter-state Route 95 and the centerline of State Road No. 208, and run thence North 735600 West, on said cen-terline of State Road No. 208, a dis-tance of 1466.66 feet; thence run South 160400 West, on the center-line of Agricultural Center Drive (a l00 foot width right of way), a dis-tance of 1190.02 feet; thence run South 735206 East a distance of 50.00 feet to the East right of way line of said Agricultural Center Drive; thence continuing South 735206 East, on the North line of Commercial Drive, a distance of 1209.12 feet to the POINTOF BE-GINNING; thence run North 160754 East a distance of 177.27 feet; thence run South 735206 East a distance of 625.54 feet; thence run South 271038 East, on the Westerly right of way line of ramp for said Interstate Route 95, a dis-tance of 31.31 feet; thence run South 143520 East on the Westerly right of way line of said Interstate Route 95, a distance of 179.70 feet; thence run North 735206 West, a distance of 738.72 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING;TOGETHER WITH AND SUB-JECTTO a 40.00 feet drainage ease-ment recorded in Official Record Book 1150, page 1264, public re-cords of St. Johns County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: FOR POINTOF REFER-ENCE, commence at the intersection of the centerline of Interstate Route 95 and the centerline of State Road No. 208, and run thence North 7356'00 West, on said centerline of State Road No. 208, a distance of 1466.66 feet; thence run South 1604'00 West, on the centerline of Agricultural Center Drive (a 100 foot width right of way), a distance of 1190.02 feet; thence run South 7352'06 East a distance of 50.00 feet to a point on the East right of way line of said Agricultural Center Drive; thence continuing South 7352'06 East, on the North line of Commercial Drive, a distance of 1901.14 feet to the POINTOF BE-GINNING; thence run North 1435'20 West a distance of 151.57 feet; thence run North 2710'38 West a distance of 64.53 feet; thence run South 7352'06 East a distance of 54.95 feet; thence run South 2710'38 East a distance of 31.31 feet; thence run South 1435'20 East a distance of 179.70 feet; thence run North 7352'06 West a distance of 46.51 feet to the POINTOF BEGIN-NING:Parcel 4:FOR POINTOF REFERENCE, commence at the point of intersec-tion of the South line of the NE 1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 2, Town-ship 4 South, Range 16 East, Colum-bia County, Florida, and the Wester-ly right of way line of I-75 Boule-vard (a proposed 60.00 foot road-way) and run North 245032 West, along said Westerly right of way line of I-75 Boulevard, being 60.00 feet West of and parallel to the Westerly limited access right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 75, a dis-tance of 58.38 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING; thence run South 6509'28 West a distance of 200.00 feet; thence run North 245032 West, parallel to said Westerly right of way line of I-75 Boulevard, a dis-tance of 100.00 feet; thence run North 650928 East a distance of 200.00 feet to a point on said West-erly right of way line of I-75 Boule-vard; thence run South 245032 East, along said Westerly right of way line of I-75 Boulevard, being 60.00 feet West of and parallel to the Westerly limited access right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 75, a distance of 100.00 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING;TOGETHER WITH a perpetual non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over and across a part of I-75 Boulevard ( a proposed 60.00 foot roadway) lying 60.00 feet East of and adjacent to the following described line: FOR POINTOF REFERENCE, commence at the point of intersection of the South line of the NE 1/4 of the NW1/4 of Sec-tion 2, Township 4 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, and the Westerly right of way line of I-75 Boulevard (a proposed 60.00 foot roadway) and run North 245032 West, along said Westerly right of way line, being 60.00 feet West of and parallel to the Westerly limited access right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 75, a distance of 58.38 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING; thence continue North 245032 West, along a line 60.00 feet West of and parallel to the Westerly limited access right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 75, a distance of 1429.44 feet to a point on the South line of Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 16 East; thence contin-ue North 245032 West a distance of 82.40 feet to the point of curve of a curve concave to the West having a radius of 542.96 feet and a central angle of 151006, said curve also having a chord bearing of North 3225'35 West and a chord distance of 143.32 feet; thence run Northerly, along the arc of said curve a distance Legalof 143.74 feet to the point of tangen-cy of said curve; thence run North 4000'38 West, along a line 60.00 feet Southwest of and parallel to the southwesterly limited access right of way line of Interstate Highway No. 75, a distance of 313.20 feet to a point on the West line of the SE 1/4 of the SW1/4 of said Section 35, and the terminus of said easement;Parcel 5:FOR POINTOF REFERENCE, commence at the Southwest corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW1/4 of Sec-tion 2, Township 4 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, and run North 870620 East, along the South line of said NE 1/4 of the NW1/4, a distance of 937.13 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING; thence run North 650928 East a distance of 144.88 feet to a point on the Wester-ly right of way line of Florida Gate-way Boulevard; thence run South 2450'32 East, along said Westerly right of way line, a distance 58.38 feet to a point on the North line of the SE 1/4 of the NW1/4 of said Section 2; thence continue South 2450'32 East, along the Westerly right of way line of Florida Gateway Boulevard, a distance of 41.62 feet; thence run South 6509'28 West a distance of 200.00 feet; thence run North 245032 West, parallel to the Westerly right of way line of Florida Gateway Boulevard, a distance of 100.00 feet; thence run North 6509'28 East a distance of 55.12 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING;(Collectively, Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Par-cel 3, Parcel 4, and Parcel 5 are the Property)TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fix-tures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all oth-er rights, royalties, and profits relat-ing to the Property, including with-out limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters;TOGETHER WITH all right, title, and interest in and to all present and future rents, revenues, income, is-sues, royalties, profits, and other benefits derived from the Property;TOGETHER WITH all right, title and interest in, to and under any and all present and future leases, includ-ing, without limitation, all rents, rev-enue, income, issues, royalties, bo-nuses, accounts, receivable, cash or security deposits, advance rentals, profits and proceeds from the Prop-erty, and other payments and benefits derived or to be derived from such leases of every kind and nature, whether due now or later, including, without limitation, Suwannee River Log homes Inc.s right to enforce such leases and to receive and collect payment and proceeds thereunder;TOGETHER WITH all equipment, fixtures, and other articles of person-al property now or hereafter attached or affixed to the Property; including all accessions, parts, and additions to, all replacements of, and all substi-tutions for, any of such property; and together with all proceeds (including without limitation all insurance pro-ceeds and refunds of premiums) from any sale or other disposition of the Property.05531796April 4 and 11, 2012 100Job Opportunities05531700EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Columbia County Columbia County is accepting applications for a Secretary Specialist. Primary responsibilities will be secretarial, clerical, & technical support work within the Public Works Department. Minimum Experience: High School diploma/GED, two years experience in responsible secretarial work & one year experience in customer service & personnel work; or an equivalent combination of training & experience. Salary is $10.52/hr. plus benefits. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office or from our website (www.columbiacountyfla.com), Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, #203, Lake City, FL32055, (386)719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139. Applications must be received on/before 04/13/12. Columbia County is an AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. 05531717Now Hiring Assistant Manager Experienced in restaurant operations and delivering on quality, with 2-4 years of supervisory experience in either a food service or retail environment, must be able to maintain Excellent Operations. Competitive salary, based on experience, plus benefits. Apply on-line for Lake City, Florida at www .tacobell.com/careers 100Job Opportunities05531733OPS Park AttendantPart Time-$8.00 perhour Stephen Foster State Park is accepting applications for an OPS Park Attendant (40 hours/week). This is a non career service position that requires working weekends and holidays. Benefits not provided. Duties include, but are not limited to; performing janitorial duties and housekeeping of the park vacation cabins, restrooms, grounds, and other related duties as required. Positive attitude, attention to detail, and sound work ethics are a must. Experience in professional cleaning is preferred. AClass E valid drivers license is required. Applications are available online athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com .Resumes are not accepted unless accompanied with a State of Florida Employment Application. Submit Application no later than Monday April 9th, 2012 to the following: Michelle Waterman, Assistant Park Manager Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Post Office Drawer G White Springs, Florida 32096 DEPonly hires US Citizens or authorized aliens and is an EEO/ADA/VPemployer. Section 110.128, F.S. prohibits the employment of any male required to register with Selective Service System under the US Military Selective Service Act. 05531746FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY Housekeeping PT/FT MUSThave a strong work ethic, DEPENDABLE, good communication skills, and willingness to learn. MUSTbe 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 WUS HWY90 Please do not call the hotel regarding your application. 05531784The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks an organized and outgoing person to join our classified sales team. This person must be self-motivated with computer skills and possess a great personality. Sales experience a plus. Will train the right person. Competitive salary package plus benefits. Please email resume to Josh Blackmon, Advertising Director at: jblackmon@lakecityr epor ter .com 05531788EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Columbia County is accepting applications for Mosquito Control Operator. This is a parttime, seasonal position to begin around April 2012 & will continue to near the end of October 2012. Minimum requirements are high school education/G.E.D. & one year experience in vehicle and/or equipment operation; or an equivalent combination of training/ experience. Valid Florida Operators License required. Salary is $7.87 per hour. Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment physical, criminal history check & drug screening. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, #203, Lake City, FL 32055, or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, APRIL4, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 6B Sell Your Vehicle, Motorcycle or Watercraft To Get Your Vehicle Sold, Call Mary (386) 755-5440 Bring the picture in or wewill take it for you!If you dont sell your vehicle during the first 10 days, you can run the same vehicle ad for 10 additional days for only $16.00 s9OURADRUNSCONSECUTIVEDAYSWITHADESCRIPTIONANDPHOTOs9OUMUSTINCLUDEVEHICLEPRICEs!LLADSAREPREPAIDs0RIVATEPARTYONLY 4ERMSANDCONDITIONSREMAINTHE SAMEFORTHEADDITIONALRUN 10 DaysONLY$42 2006 EF250 Ford Van3/4 ton, metal work shelves/ladder rack, 60K miles, exc. cond.$10,500Call386-623-9026 Sample Ad _____________________________ Announcements _____________________________ LIVE-WORK-PARTY-PLAY! Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Signing Bonus. (866)574-7454 _____________________________ Help Wanted _____________________________ Apply Now, 13Drivers Top 5% Pay & Benets 2 Mos. 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Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises! Earn $800 per week! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready in just 3 weeks! (888)368-1964 _____________________________ 25 Driver Trainees Needed Now! Become a driver for Schneider National! Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready in just 3 weeks! (888)368-1964 _____________________________ EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Vets welcome. Call: (843)266-3731 / bulldoghiway.com EOE _____________________________ Land For Sale _____________________________ 20 Acres-Live On Land NOW!! Only $99/ mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com _____________________________ Miscellaneous _____________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 _____________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV certied. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________ OTR Drivers Wanted _____________________________ Class-A FlatBed Drivers$Home EVERY Weekend, Run S.E. US REQUIRES 1Yr OTR F.B. Exp, & pay UP TO .39/mile Call (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC _____________________________ Real Estate _____________________________ Mobile Home with land, ready to move in, great value. Approx 1500 sq ft, 3Br 2Ba serious offers only, no renters. Call (850)308-6473 _____________________________ Schools & Instruction _____________________________ Can You Dig It? Wewill train, certify & provide lifetime assistance landing work. Hiring in Florida. Start digging as a heavy equipment operator. (866)362-6497 Week of April 2, 2012 30' 2007 Tundra 5th Wheel 1 Slide, micro, gas stove, CD, queen bed, many extras. $16,900 Call 386-330-2779 Like New AccordV6, sun roof, spoiler, etc. 38,000 mi., 1 owner, garage kept, full warranty.$19,500Call386-752-1364 or 386-965-4340 1995 Chevy Customized VanHigh top with 1,000# handicapped lift, low mileage.$6,500Call386-758-3053 100Job Opportunities05531790EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Columbia County is accepting applications for full-time Library Assistant II. Duties consist of varied technical/paraprofessional library tasks; including circulation & reference assistance. Minimum requirements: High school diploma supplemented by college level course work in library sciences or an AA degree. Three (3) years experience in responsible clerical work including experience in a library may be substituted for AA degree. Valid FLdrivers license required. Mandatory library screening test (call 386-758-2101 for scheduling) must be submitted with application. Nights & weekend work will be required. Wage is $10.02/hour plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, criminal history check, & drug screen. Applications available at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055, or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com