The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2012
Publication Date: 04-26-2012
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Fundraiser in fight against cancer setfor weekend.By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comThe stadium lights at Columbia High School will shine all night Friday, but not for competing athletes. Thousands will gather for the Columbia County Relay for Life to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take a stand against the disease. The relay starts Friday at 6 p.m. and runs until Saturday at noon in the CHS stadium, 469 SW Fighting Tiger Dr. More than 150 cancer survivors will walk the first lap of the relay together. “They are so happy they’re alive,” said Maureen Lloyd, American Cancer Society board member and survi-vor. “It’s exciting,” Teams of co-workers, stu dents and friends will take turns walking the track all night. The walk symbol izes the journey a can cer patient goes through, said Kim Nicholson, event chair. After several hours walkers will be tired and may even want to give up, much like patients going through treatment. But when dawn breaks, it sym bolizes the end of treat ment and new beginnings, she said. Fifty-four teams and 851 participants have fund raised throughout the year for the cancer society, she said. Teams will have camp sites designed around the western-theme Roundup for a Cure. Music and contests will keep walkers going all night, she said. The relay is also a fun community event for those not walking. There be live entertainment, games, food, giveaways. There will be face painting and bounce houses for chil dren as well. Admission is free. “It’s a very enjoyable event for families,” Lloyd said. For Lloyd the fight against cancer has been personal for several years. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lympho ma in 2003. It was family friend and former Lake City Reporter publisher Rick Bacon who first noticed that Lloyd’s eye was droop-ing, she said. “Rick was the one that alerted me to my prob lem,” she said. After tak-ing pictures at a community event and noticing her eye, Bacon urged Lloyd to see a doctor. Lloyd thought she just looked tired from orga nizing the Cattle Baron’s Ball, an American Cancer Society fundraiser, but saw a doctor anyway. Although doctors didn’t think there was anything wrong, they surgically removed a tumor, which turned out to be non-Hodg-kin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphoid tissue. The cancer was caught early and after radiation treatments, Lloyd was given a clean bill of health in 2011. The local American Cancer Society raised about $67,000 last year from the relay and other events, Nicholson said. Cancer survivors can register at 5:30 p.m. Friday to participate in the survi-vors’ dinner and walk. At 7 a.m. Saturday there will be a free Zumba class for the community and relay participants. Vol. 138 No. 66CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4A Health ................. 7,8A Obituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 5BTODAY IN PEOPLEPenn awarded for Haiti workCOMING FRIDAYLocal news roundup 87 59 Mostly Sunny WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM mainstreetbb. com 888-807-FAST(3278) High-Speed Internet * For qualied customers, must pass credit check Rubio elevating profile amid VP speculationBy BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio outlined his vision Wednesday of a more muscular American foreign policy, the latest salvo in his effort to elevate his profile as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney begins his search for a running mate. The Florida Republican’s half-hour speech at the cen-trist Brookings Institution came four weeks after he endorsed Romney and two days after campaigning with him, and unveiled a new immigration proposal that breaks ranks with some in his own party. Both in Washington and around the country, the 40-year-old Cuban-American is pushing himself for ward as a fresh conserva-tive. He has remained coy about whether he would join Romney’s ticket this November, but his careful criticism of Obama’s leader-ship as well as isolationist tendencies in his own party reinforced the image he has projected of himself as a tough con servative but one moder ate enough for national election. “Global problems do require inter-national coalitions. On that point this administration is correct,” Rubio told a crowd of almost 200 academics, policymakers and diplo mats. “But effective interna-tional coalitions don’t form themselves. They need to be instigated and led, and more often than not, they can only be instigated and led by us. And that is what this administration doesn’t understand.” Introduced by Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, Rubio didn’t address whether he’s seeking the same office. The freshman lawmaker has frequently been mentioned as a poten-tial choice for Romney and a Republican Party struggling Rubio NAACP lunch to stress votingBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County branch of the NAACP will celebrate three decades of local achievements, his-tory and the organization’s perseverance in seeking racial equality during its 30th Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon this week end. The event will take place at noon Saturday at the Winfield Community Center, 1324 NW Winfield St. Attire for the event is semi-formal. Tickets are $35 each and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be pur-chased from any NAACP executive committee mem-ber. The keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon will be Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, NAACP Vice President of Stakeholders Relations. “The Freedom Fund Luncheon is our annual fundraiser,” said Glynnell Presley, secretary to the branch and chairman of the Freedom Fund Luncheon. “It’s the fundraiser we use to generate funds to operate throughout the year.” The theme for the 2012 event is: “NAACP: Your power, Your Decision — Vote.” “The theme is encouragPedestrian struck, suffers broken armFrom staff reportsA Lake City man was struck by a pickup truck while crossing west U.S. Highway 90 in front of Zaxby’s early Wednesday afternoon. George Lagrady suffered a broken arm and a head lac eration, according to Lake City Police Department pub lic information officer Steve Shaw. Lagrady was lifeflight ed to a Gainesville hospital for medical treatment. It was determined that the driver of the vehicle, Timothy Delbene, also of Lake City, was not at fault, according to Shaw, who reported that Lagrady was walking and talking after the accident. SCOTT DEFIBAUGH/ Special to the ReporterA Lake City pedestrian was injured when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing U.S. 90 early Wednesd ay afternoon. RUBIO continued on 3A NAACP continued on 3A Roundup for a Cure at Relay JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterColumbia City Elementary School teacher Dawn Vargo (ce nter) dances with a dragon costume at the 2011 Relay for Life cancer awareness fundraiser in Lake City. Surgeon-controlled roboticsDr. Jack E. Cohen (right), D.O., a board certified orthopedic surgeon, explains Wednesday during a Chamber of Commerce gathering at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center how he would use robotic-assisted technology on patients who suffer from earlyto mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Shands Lake Shore is the only hospital to have acquired this technol-ogy in Columbia, Alachua, Bradford and Suwannee counties. See story, Page 6A. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Rivers


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 Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 79. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 74. Singer Bobby Rydell is 70. Rock musician Gary Wright is 69. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 52. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 50. Actor Jet Li is 49. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 47. Actor Channing Tatum is 32.AROUND FLORIDA Judge ordered Rubios grandfather deportedMIAMI An immigration judge ordered U.S. Sen. Marco Rubios maternal grandfather deported back to Cuba in 1962, according to federal records obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request. Pedro Victor Garcia eventually was allowed to stay in the U.S. permanently when Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act in 1966. But its unclear what happened in between. The records appear to show that Garcia was allowed to stay in the U.S. despite the deportation order, not surprising given that period was among the worst in the stormy relationship between the U.S. and Cubas communist government. Cuban leader Fidel Castro was still holding more than 1,000 captured Cuban exiles who participated in the failed U.S-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in April 1961. The Cuban Missile Crisis would occur two months later. Rubio wasnt even born when his grandfather was ordered detained for hearing before a special inquiry officer, according to the records. The judge issued an oral opinion in the case, a recorded copy of which is now in the National Archives. The revelation about his grandfathers deportation order comes as Rubios name is increasingly mentioned as a possible GOP vice presidential nominee. The rising Republican star is viewed by his party as key to wooing Hispanic voters in swing states like Florida, Colorado and New Mexico. Yet while he has long supported legal immigration, Rubio has mostly followed his partys line in opposing any proposal that resembles amnesty for illegal immigrants. Rubio recently announced he is working to craft a bill that would allow some illegal immigrants to remain and work in the U.S. but would not help them gain a path to citizenship.Ex-Miami officer pleads guilty to fraud chargesMIAMI A former Miami police officer who once headed an association of black officers has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the groups credit union accounts. The Miami Herald reports that 46-year-old Vernell Reynolds pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud and tax charges in Miami federal court. Reynolds had served as president of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association from 2005 to 2010. Court records show senior members eventually discovered unauthorized withdrawals from the groups accounts. Prosecutors say Reynolds embezzled more than $210,000 between 2008 and 2010. An investigation found that Reynolds had a serious gambling problem, making bets at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood and other venues.Deputy fired for visiting strip clubs while on dutyFORT LAUDERDALE Authorities say a Broward County deputy has been fired for visiting strip clubs while he was on duty and wearing his uniform. An internal affairs report obtained Monday by the South Florida Sun Sentinel says Erik Knutsen embarrassed the agency, lied on reports and skipped official calls so he could remain at The Booby Trap, The Cheetah III and Allstars. All three clubs were outside his zone of responsibility. Knutsen was fired in February after five years with the sheriffs office. Following a complaint, investigators placed a tracker on Knutsens patrol vehicle. Knutsen told investigators he was just visiting friends at the clubs, denying any involvement with the female strippers.Two pedestrians killed in Silver Springs crashSILVER SPRINGS Authorities say two pedestrians were killed in north Florida when a flatbed truck ran them over. Florida Highway Patrol reports that the man and woman were walking on a Silver Springs sidewalk Wednesday morning, when the truck veered across the oncoming lane, hit a curb and struck the pair, dragging their bodies several yards. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the truck smashed through a fence and into a motel parking lot, stopping inches from a swimming pool.Zimmermans Web site ends up disabledORLANDO The website that George Zimmerman set up to help raise money for his legal defense has been disabled. The website www.therealgeorgezimmerman was no longer functioning as of Tuesday. It was created almost two weeks ago by Zimmermans family members to thank his supporters and also to receive donations from anyone who wanted to help with his legal defense. (AP) Penn receives award for Haiti workCHICAGO Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has accepted an award from a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates for his work in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Penn received the 2012 Peace Summit Award on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago, where Peace Prize laureates have been gathered for a three-day summit. He said in an emotional speech that hes humbled by the honor. Penn has become a major player in efforts to rebuild Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake that flattened thousands of buildings, killed more than 300,000 and left at least 1.5 million homeless. Penn spends at least half his time in Haiti. Hes CEO of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and is an ambassador-at-large for President Michel Martelly, the first non-Haitian to receive the designation.Family feud, not health, getting country star Jones upsetNASHVILLE, Tenn. Its not his health but a family feud that is bothering George Jones. The 80-year-old country star posted a video message on his website Wednesday, thanking fans as he recovers from an upper respiratory infection. He then accused his daughter, Georgette Lennon, of spreading lies about him on the Internet. He was hospitalized for nearly a week last month and had to postpone shows. Lennons mother is country singer Tammy Wynette. Jones claims Lennon has been putting so much bad things about him on the Internet and Facebook. He says none of these things are true. They are all about money. Lennon says she is completely devastated by his message and denies making any negative statements. She tells The Associated Press that she has never wanted anything but his love.People names Beyonce most beautiful woman NEW YORK People magazine has named Beyonce as the Worlds Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. The 30-year-old singer tops the magazines annual list of the Worlds Most Beautiful in a special double issue. The announcement was made Wednesday. Commenting on her selection, Beyonce tells People: I feel more beautiful than Ive ever felt because Ive given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this Earth. Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January. Shes just the cutest thing, says the Grammy winner, who sings to her daughter and claims to love changing diapers. Does Blue resemble mom or dad? She looks like Blue, the singer says. Shes her own person.Senator says no Girls Gone Wild intern will work for himLITTLE ROCK, Ark. Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor says his internship program isnt going wild. Pryor on Wednesday denied a claim that the winner of a contest put on by the Girls Gone Wild video empire will intern in Pryors office this summer. Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis says he announced the internship would be part of the prize package for the winner of The Search for the Hottest Girl in America after bidding on it at a Los Angeles-based fundraiser last weekend. Francis refused to identify the charity or say how much he paid. But Pryors office says it doesnt sell or auction internships and calls the announcement a hoax. A Pryor spokesman says he doesnt know what Francis thinks he bought but he did not buy anything from our office, period. (AP) Wednesday: N/A Wednesday: Afternoon: 9-1-0 Night: Tuesday: 3-11-14-23-352A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2011 Wednesday: Afternoon: 2-1-4-2 Night:Beyonce HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ 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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & NA TION THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2012 3ARUBIO: Outlines foreign policy visionContinued From Page 1ANAACP: Lunch to focus on importance of votingContinued From Page 1A Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 3A3A Lake City 183 SW Bascom Norris Dr.Gville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunters Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. Shands at UF Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summereld 17950 US Hwy. 441 www.campuscu.com As low as% Apply online at campuscu.com for fast approval, or call 754-9088 and press 4 today! 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He lamented liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans who championed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and opposed involvement in Libya, and said Obama should have done even more to advance the cause of the rebels who toppled Moammar Gadhafi. Yet he voiced support for Obamas statements against a nuclear-armed Iran and praised President George W. Bushs aid efforts in Africa and President Bill Clintons decision to intervene in Kosovo without a U.N. mandate. And he recounted cooperating with Democratic senators to raise pressure on human rights abusers and backsliding democracies from Syria to Nicaragua, standing up to the isolationist camps in both parties. Today, in the U.S. Senate, on foreign policy, if you go far enough to the right, you wind up on the left, Rubio said, positioning himself in the moderate center. Its a message that could strengthen his vice presidential appeal. After a bruising primary campaign that saw Romney forced into addressing divisive social policy questions and stress his emerging conservative views over his record as a moderate Massachusetts governor, he must now pivot back to the center for the general election. A married father of four who defeated a popular ex-governor to become senator, Rubios good looks, Latino heritage and conservatism give him obvious star power in the Republican Party. After a first year spent mainly hunkering down on senatorial work and avoiding the limelight, like Hillary Rodham Clinton a dozen years ago, he now appears to be positioning himself as a party leader. Even if he stays out of this presidential race and Romney loses, Rubio would presumably be among the GOP front-runners for 2016. Hed be 45 and a six-year veteran of the Senate by then, with ample time to shape his public persona. And the Hispanic share of the vote will only increase in the meantime.By BILL KACZORAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE A new public interest group that focuses on government ethics accused Floridas public-private economic development partnership of conflicts of interest Wednesday and said needless secrecy also keeps taxpayers from knowing how the partnership spends millions of their dollars. The group is called Integrity Florida and the target of its Corruption Risk Report is Enterprise Florida. The partnership offers state financial incentives for companies to move to or expand in Florida if they promise to create jobs. We just want to follow the money, said Integrity Florida executive director Dan Krassner. We just want to know when the jobs are going to be here. Enterprise Florida President Gray Swoope disputed the reports findings and accused Krassner of releasing half-truths to inflame emotions and disseminating misinformation and misrepresentations. The report noted three companies on the partnerships board of directors have received incentives from Enterprise Florida: Publix Super Markets Inc., Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc., and Lockheed Martin. Enterprise Florida spokesman Stuart Doyle denied that those and other deals cited in the report constituted conflicts of interest. Swoopes statement said board members have no input on individual projects and that final approval must come from the Department of Economic Opportunity, not Enterprise Florida. A fourth board member, the GrayRobinson law firm, handled Enterprise Floridas legislative lobbying last year while the Ernst & Young accounting firm, which Enterprise Florida has hired to assess its performance, also received an incentive. Swoope said state law allows such contracts although benefitting board members must abstain and declare the nature of their interest. Gov. Rick Scott, who chairs Enterprise Florida, said hes open to more transparency. But he said it must be balanced with confidentiality to ensure Florida isnt put at a disadvantage in competing for new businesses. We always have to remember this is individual families money, Scott said. As soon as you can you ought to provide as much information as you can to the people who are paying.Enterprise Florida accused of conflicts, needless secrecy Senate: Make it tougher to close post officesBy HOPE YENAssociated PressWASHINGTON A Senate bill aimed at saving the U.S. Postal Service would make it harder to close thousands of lowrevenue post offices and end Saturday mail delivery, even though the struggling agency says those moves are just whats needed to reduce its massive debt and become profitable again. The measure takes steps to help the agency avert bankruptcy as early as this fall, through a cash infusion of $11 billion to pay off debt and reduce costs by offering retirement incentives to 100,000 employees. But the bill sidesteps decisions on postal closings, buying time for lawmakers who would rather avoid the wrath of voters in an election year. The Senate planned to vote as early as Wednesday on a final bill, after considering amendments that could restrict the Postal Service from further cuts to firstclass mail delivery. During debate, lawmakers agreed to hold off closing rural post offices for a year, give communities new ways to appeal, prevent any closings before the November elections but also shut five of the seven post offices on the Capitol grounds. The final bill was expected to pass the Senate but faces an uncertain future. The House has not taken up its own version, which would create a national commission with the power to scrap no-layoff clauses in employee contracts. This of course kicks the can down the road, complained Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who unsuccessfully pushed for a commission in the Senate bill. He said the current proposal failed to address longer-term fixes and delayed major decisions. Well be on the floor in two years addressing this issue again, because it is not a solution. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe also has criticized the Senate bill as a short-term answer. Noting that more people every year are switching to the Internet to send letters and pay bills, he has called the Postal Services business model broken. The agency has estimated that the Senate bill would only provide it enough liquidity to continue operating for two years or three years. ing individuals to register and vote in the upcoming November election, Presley said. In addition to the luncheon, the program will feature special recognitions and award presentations. The local NAACP branch will present the church membership Freedom Bell to the church that generated the most memberships during the organizations annual membership drive. This year the award will be presented to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The organization will also present a corporate award as well as a community award. Three lifetime memberships will also be awarded. Organizers are expecting close to 300 people to attend the event, a number Presley said has risen over the years. The event has become so popular because of the speakers that weve had, he said. Weve had renowned speakers. Speakers that were simply good. When you add that we also had Tony Buzzella and the late Dr. Alfonso Levy, before he passed, they would provide musical entertainment. Founded in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, the NAACP is the nations oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.


Today is Thursday, April 26, the 117th day of 2012. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:On April 26, 1986, a major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) as an explosion and fire caused radioactive fallout to begin spewing into the atmosphere. At least 31 people died fighting the plant fire, but the number of other deaths resulting from the disaster remains in dispute. On this date:In 1607, English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Va., on an expedi-tion to establish the first perma-nent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. To the Editor:Can we stand another four years of Obama? I think not. He has spent more, put us deeper in debt than any other president. How bad does it have to be? Unemployment is worse than I can ever remember. (I’m 67 years old.) Black unemploy ment is at an all time high. Black teenage unemployment is at an all time high. Do you think the United States is better off than it was three and a half years ago? Edie McGill needs to look up the Democratic platform. Abortion, same-sex marriage and anti-capital punishment. Look in the Bible, what God says about the Democratic platform. If you think the President did the right thing about stop ping the drilling, not letting the Canadian pipeline go through, get ready to park your car and put it on blocks. Oil effects the price of groceries, electricity and everything you buy. This election isn’t a Democratic or Republican election. It’s about electing some one who knows what’s best for the United States. We gave Obama four years. It took only two years to see the change he wanted was wrong. If you think all our problems come from former President Bush, consider this, Bush’s last two years was with an overwhelming Democratic con-gress And Obama started with two years of an overwhelming Democratic congress? How’s that working for you? L. Thomas MunroLake City D uring her 38 years as coach for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, Pat Summitt took her team to more wins than any other coach -man or woman -in NCAA college bas-ketball history. Saying it had been “a great ride,” Summitt announced last Thursday that she would step down as head coach and turn over the program to her long-time assistant Holly Warlick. Summitt will become Tennessee’s new “head coach emeritus.” University officials announced she would still receive the $1 million bonus she was due once she coached her 40th season. She will focus on her health but will also assist with recruit-ing and will keep a critical eye on practices and analyze games. In front of a crowd of about 200 fans, faculty and friends, Summitt spoke on the bas-ketball court named for her, stressing that she knew it was time and that the team would be in “great hands” with Warlick, whom she called a great coach. “You know, it’s never a good time, but you have to find the time that you think is the right time,” she said. “And that is now.” Just eight months ago, Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. She will turn 60 in June. She’s still, by all accounts, the same person colleagues and players past and present know as an inspiration, have been proud to have worked along-side and played for -the same strong and still smiling woman who took the team to eight national titles. Even officials and others who have been on the receiving end of her icy stare acknowledge that her dedication to her team and the game was -and still is -legendary. Knowing her retirement was inevitable didn’t make it any easier. Not for her or the young women who learned as much about being successful in life as playing a winning game under her direction. And despite her efforts to “show people that it was possi-ble to function, even in the face of dementia and Alzheimer’s,” the decision to step aside was hers alone, and typical, think-ing first of what’s best the program that she built over the years. Summitt is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s high est civilian honor, later this year for her basketball genius and, said President Barack Obama, for her willingness to “speak so openly and coura geously about her battle with Alzheimer’s.” But Summitt is more than a winning coach, more than a role model for athletes every where, no matter the sport, whatever their gender. Pat Summitt has a darned good record as a human being. And her courage in the face of a devastating illness has made her even more impressive. Summitt said it was “a privilege” to have coached the Lady Vols. Her players might say that the privilege was all theirs. Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt remains a winner ONE OPINION ANOTHER VIEW HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY A presidential elec-tion is thought to be important, espe-cially at a time when some think a wrong decision could spell massive, detrimental consequences for this country. And yet not a few want to talk about Mitt Romney transporting a dog on top of his car with an intensity that should be reserved for another subject I’d like to mention: Barack Obama once opposing a measure to save babies’ lives. You’ve heard the Romney tale, I suspect: how 30 years ago he took a trip with his Irish setter, Seamus, in a ken-nel fastened to his car top. The deed is supposed to point to gross insensitivity toward one of America’s favorite pets, and Obama supporters and some goofy commentators have made a big deal of it. Arguably, it was a mistake, but just arguably, seeing as how all testimony points to the kennel being securely attached, of a Romney-constructed wind-shield protecting the animal from the rush of air and of the creature loving the ride. Ann Romney, wife of the Republican presidential candidate, has said the dog would hop about eagerly before takeoff, and you know what? I don’t think Ann Romney is lying. Even if it was a mistake, it is not as if all of us don’t make many of at least that magni-tude. It would be one of the few Romney mistakes anyone can point to amidst all the verifiable accounts about his self-sacrifice for others and brilliant perfor-mances in varied endeavors. That’s one fitting response to the silliness as we get to know this man. More silliness is not a fitting response, and I don’t get it that some Romney defenders have pointed out that Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia. Well, yes, he did, and he was in fact a child, and we know about this because he himself wrote about it. What was he supposed to do? Reject the cus-toms of the elders surrounding him? What would be perfectly legitimate, however, would be to take a fresh look at a very serious position Obama adopt-ed as a state senator in Illinois, especially because it speaks to an issue still very much with us -abortion -and illustrates an Obama tendency to shove defensible positions toward indefensible overreach. In 2003, Obama argued against a bill protecting the lives of babies born after bungled abortion procedures. In Washington, a similar bill passed with virtual unanimity, and Obama has said he would have voted for it, but not this very different one. It was not a very different one. As virtually every press report has noted, it was practically the same. Obama can point to an accompanying Illinois bill that would have allowed suits on behalf of infants that were not taken care of. That bill was bad, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, because, as a representative is quoted as saying in The New York Times the attempt was “to give full personhood to a fetus that is pre-viable” and thereby to put fear of negligence procedures in doctors’ minds. This is truly frightening Orwellian gobbledygook. A fetus that has been born is by definition not a fetus. It is a baby that is alive, in other words already, provably viable. What the ACLU representative is really saying is that doctors should not be obliged by threat-ening law to care for unhealthy babies born after abortion attempts. Obama has said much the same in other words, argu-ing that the primary Illinois measure might undo some of the force of Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose. We do not have to use the word “infanticide” here, and but it is impossible to escape the word “extreme.” We see the same extremism in virtually all Obama’s policies -spending, energy, health care, executive power and more. It is time to pay increased attention to the evidence of his zealotry and seriously to examine Romney alternatives, instead of barking about dog kennels atop cars. Romney vs. Obama should not go to the dogs LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Obama’s been a disaster for the U.S. 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. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: news@lakecityreporter.com A merica and Afghanistan are in the middle of a lengthy break-up, but they say they want to stay friends. After 18 months of contentious nego-tiations, the two countries announced Sunday that a deal was close on establishing an “enduring strategic partner-ship.” Details on the draft agreement were not forthcom-ing, however, in part because there are no details. The agreement purportedly extends the U.S. train-ing and support mission in Afghanistan for 10 years, prevents Washington from launching attacks on neighbor-ing countries from Afghan soil, and gives Kabul veto power over U.S. attacks on terror cells inside Afghanistan. Key factors such as the amount or degree of funding for Afghanistan and the size and type of U.S. forces that may remain in the country have been kicked off to future negotiations. The deal won’t be signed until it has passed a U.S. interagency review, congres sional consultation and a final appraisal by the White House. It will go through a similar review and revision process in Afghanistan. Once the slicing and dicing is over, the respec tive parties hope to have some thing left to sign at the NATO summit in May. Implementing the framework is contingent on a number of future agree ments, which will be even more difficult to conduct than the framework. Most impor tant is the status of forces agreement (SOFA) necessary for any U.S. troops to remain in-country. The mere fact that the United States sought to com mit itself to play a role in Afghanistan after the withdraw al of combat troops in 2014 was touted as a confidence builder and a warning to the Taliban. The Obama administration says that the draft agreement is “a clear indication that the United States will not abandon Afghanistan.” It is nothing of the kind. It is not a treaty and will have no force of law. Obama’sno-faultdivorce Q Washington Times Q Scripps Howard News Service OPINION Thursday, April 26, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Jay AmbroseSpeaktoJay@aol.com Q Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard news-papers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.


April 26Military officers meetingThe Suwannee River Valley Chapter of the Military Officers’ Associaton of America (MOAA) will hold its monthly meeting at the Lake City Elks’ Lodge, 359 NE Hernando St., on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you are a retired or former military officer, please join us at out next meeting. For information or to RSVP call Susan Palmer at 697-6828. Kindergarten orientationKindergarten orientation for students and parents will be held at each elementary school on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Parents or guard ians of children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 should attend the meeting at the school for which their child is zoned. For more information call the school district office at (386) 755-8000. Landlords meetingThere will be a land lords meeting April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center conference room. Representative Elizabeth Porter will speak on the bills presented n Tallahassee and the outcome. Rental owners and managers are welcome. Call 755-0110 for informa tion.Grief classHospice of the Nature Coast presents “Five Stages of Grief” on Thursday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wings Community Education Center in the Lake City Plaza. For further informa-tion, or to reserve your seat, contact Vickie at 755-7714.April 27Tree giveawayThe Lake City/Columbia County Beautification Committee will hold the annual National Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at Memorial Stadium on Friday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Selections include American elm, dahoon holly, black walnut, live oak, southern magno-lia, dogwood, and maple. A supervisor of elections official will be available to register voters and answer questions. Proper proof of residency must be pre-sented to receive two free trees. Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre-pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two filets, corn, baked beans, hush puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Order of the Purple Heart meetingChapter 772 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will be holdLAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 5A *DLORI1HZ%HUQ1&YH RIFLDWLQJ9LVLWDWLRQZLWKWKH ADVERTISEMENTBy Ralph Burns;“Former” acid re ux sufferer Here’s My Story: I've Suffered With Acid Reflux for Almost 40 Years Now. Unless you experience it; you can’t imagine how horrible it is. Every time I ate spicy foods I would get what I called "ROT GUT". Like something was rotting in my stomach. But now I can eat anything... No matter how spicy. Even if I never could before. Let me explain…For the better part of my life; I purposely avoided a lot of foods. Especially ones with even a tiny bit of seasoning. Because if I didn't, I’d experience a burning sensation through my esophagus— like somebody poured hot lead or battery acid down my throat. Add to that, those disgusting "mini-throw ups" and I was in "indigestion hell". Doctors put me on all sorts of antacid remedies. But nothing worked. Or if they did, it would only be for a brief period. And then boom! My nightmare would return. Sometimes, I felt like I was dying. The pain was unbearable and nothing could make it stop. But then my wife, who occasionally suffered with the same problem; gave me one of her prescription acid blockers. It was a miracle. I felt like I could live again. Because before that, I was just miserable. I wanted to kill myself. But thankfully, it worked, and worked well. I felt great, until about one year ago; when I read an FDA warning that scared the heck out of me. It went something like this… FDA WARNING! 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This is a special introductory offer, reserved for our readers only.Call Now, Toll-Free!1-888-417-1590 “Every time I ate something that didn't agree with me… I’d get what I called ‘Rot Gut’ — like my stomach was rotting out!” "I was beside myself. What was I gonna do? Keep taking the pills, or suffer with problems that could ultimately be my demise”.“The Recommended Treatment for Prilosec, Prevacid and Other PPI's is Only 14-DAYS, I Took Them for 14 YEARS!” “And How I BEAT the indigestion Nightmare that Almost Killed Me!” HEALTH & WELLNESS “For 40 Years, I was tortured with unbearable indigestion”Confessions of an acid indigestion victim 63 year old Ralph Burns enjoying a spicy-hot portion of Lobster Fra Diavolo. Just 15 minutes after taking AloeCure THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND D RUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY. *ALOECURE IS NOT A DRUG. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING A PRESCRIPTION DRUG YOU SHOULD CONSU LT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USE. FOR THE FULL FDA PUBLISHED WARNING PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.FDA.GOV/DOWNLOADS/FORCONSUMERS /CONSUMERUPDATES/UCM213307 Jo Ann Virginia FaustJo Ann Virginia Faust, 77, of Lake City, passed away on April 25, 2012 at Lake City Medical Center. Born December 9, 1934 in Long Island, NY., to the late Arthur and Jean Pippin, she was a lov-ing wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who en-joyed working in the garden, quilting by hand, and devoting time with her family. But she was also a very caring person who took time from her life by giving to others by volunteering at Haven Hospice Thrift Store. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Ronald H. Faust of Lake City, two sons; Phil-lip Faust (Gail Lovejoy) of Lake City, Paul Faust (Lorraine *DLORI1HZ%HUQ1&YHgrandchildren; James Shaffer Faust (Amanda), Jennifer Faust (Sam), Jeanette Faust, Dakota Faust, Madison Faust, and one great grandchild; Ethan Faust. Memorial services will be con-ducted at 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A gathering time with friends will be held one hour pri-or to services (4:00 pm-5:00 pm) at the funeral home. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens will be at a later date. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME (386) 7521954, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl. Please leave words of love & comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com Peronearl “Winston” Robert JacksonPeronearl “Winston” Robert Jackson Peronearl “Winston” Robert Jackson passed away Sat-urday, April 21, 2012 in Jackson-ville, Florida. Winston, 47, was born January 30, 1965, the sec-ond child of Elder Robert Jack-son, III (Gloria) and Verdon Ka-leo Ashlly-Simpkins. The most humble man God created, Win-ston loved his family. His per-sonality and calming spirit will be abundantly missed by many. Funeral services for Peronearl “Winston” Jackson will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Faith Temple Fellow-ship Ministry. 2133 Wishart Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Pastor Gregory Davis. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Fri-day, April 27, 2012 at Faith Temple Fellowship Ministry. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS F UNERAL H OME. 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. “The Caring Professionals” Catherine Dow Williams WilcoxMs. Catherine Dow Wil-liams Wilcox, 75, a lifelong resident of Lake City, Florida passed away Monday evening, April 23, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Harry & Jewell (Milligan) Dow. She was a kind and loving moth-er, grandmother, and great grand-mother that enjoyed reading, working in the garden, swim-ming and everything outdoors. Her greatest love though, was to devote as much of her time to her family as she could, especially her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Christ Cen-tral Ministries. She was preced-ed in death by her parents, one brother and one great grandchild. Survivors include her sons, Tommie Walford Williams (Edith) and Toney Michael Williams (Diane); daughter, Peggie Jane Williams (David); brother, Billy Dow (Marcia); sister, Voncile “Vonnie” Dow (Ron-nie); 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and several other family & friends also survive. Funeral services will be con-ducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Fu-neral Home with Pastor Lonnie Johns and Pastor Bob Desanter RIFLDWLQJ9LVLWDWLRQZLWKWKHfamily will be Friday evening, April 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be in For-est Lawn Memorial Gardens. GATEWAY-FOREST L AWN FUNERAL H OME 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida, 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and encouragement for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporter’s classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q 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 lhamp-son@lakecityreporter.com LAURA HAMPSON/Lake City Reporter$15,000 grant for schoolsFort White High School’s Foundations of Energy academy was awarded a $15,000 grant from Progress Energy at the Tuesday night Columbia County School Board meeting. The grant will be used to buy electrical circuit trainers for handson experience in the classroom, said Wayne Oelfke, ene rgy academy instructor. Pictured are Steve Nelson, school boa rd chairman; Bobby Pickels, Progress Energy community rel ations manager; Keith Hatcher, Fort White High School prin-cipal; Oelfke; Marcus Bell, energy academy instructor; and Michael Millikin, superintendent. CALENDAR continued on 6A


ing its annual election of officers on April 27 in the VA Hospital Administrators Conference Room at 3:30 p.m. following the Chapters sponsored Bingo for veterans in the hospital Auditorium from 2 till 3 p.m. All Chapter members and holders of the Purple Heart Medal are requested to attend. For information 386-8671687.Hospice volunteer trainingHospice of the Nature Coast is providing orientation training for individuals who are interested in learning more about Hospice and Hospice volunteer opportunities. The volunteer training will be Friday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospice of the Nature Coast offices, 857 SW Main Blvd. suite 125 in the Lake City Plaza. The class provides an overview of the Hospice philosophy, history and services. Join us from 10 a.m. to noon to qualify for non-patient support volunteer opportunities. To qualify to work with patients, stay on from noon to 4 p.m. for patient support training (lunch provided). For orientation reservations, contact Hospice of the Nature Coast Volunteer Manager Rebecca McCuller at 386.755.7714.April 28Free concertThe Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale will be in concert at First Presbyterian Church of Lake City on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information call Bill Poplin at 3654932.Diva DayAltrusa and The Health Center present the Third Annual Diva Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall. Stroll through vendor booths, shop and get pampered. The $5 admission includes a chance to win Silver Suwannee Jam tickets or a Mariana bracelet. Tickets are available at the Lake City Reporter, the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and at the door. For information call 961-3217. Edible plant hikeBig Shoals State Park will present the fourth annual edible plant hike on Saturday, April 28 hosted by Nursery Manager Michael Adler from Gainesville. The hike will offer visitors a chance to learn about edible plant life that is hidden right under their noses. Participants will discover plant identification by using all five of their senses. This program will take place on the paved Woodpecker Trail then continue into the wooded areas and fields of Big Shoals. It is highly recommended participants bring plenty of water, bug spray and an appetite. There will be Junior Ranger handouts along with edible plant identification sheets. Admission to the one day event is $2 a person or $4 per carload of up to eight people. All participants are welcome to stay after the hike and enjoy their day at Big Shoals State Park. Use the Little Shoals entrance and meet at the picnic pavilion. For more information, call 386-867-1639.Relay for LifeThe 2012 Relay for Life is April 27 at Columbia High School from 6 p.m. to April 28 at noon. The walk is an opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. For more information visit www. relayforlife.org. Writing workshopFriends of the Library will host a free writing workshop Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in the Main Library. Write. Write It Now!: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for the Writing Life : A Writing Workshop by Sudye Cauthen of the North Florida Center for Documentary Studies, Inc. will cover incorporating writing into our busy lives, how to keep the words coming, exercises to sharpen skills of observation, openings and closings. We will come away excited about language. Pre-registration is required for this workshop, call 758-1018. Cancer benefitThere will be a benefit dinner and gospel sing for Shelby Witt Baxter Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church. Shelby, 20, was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkins Lymphoma this year. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to Shelbys medical expenses. April 29Womens day programBread of Life Womens Ministry, 898 SW Deputy Jeff Davis Lane, cordially invites you to our Annual Womens Day Program on April 29th at 3 p.m. Women on the move, rising towards excellence will feature keynote speaker Pamela D. Johnson, Alpha & Omega Restoration Outreach Ministry in Jasper. For information call 752-8144. Awakening conferenceSouthside Baptist Church, 388 SE Baya Drive, will have the Awakening Conference Revival with Evangelist Scott Smith from April 29 to May 2 at 7 p.m. There will be powerful preaching, anointed singing. Tuesday night will offer pizza and games after the service for middle and high schoolers. Wednesday night there will be a fish fry at 5 p.m. Nursery will be provided for children under 4 years old.Youth serviceMiracle Tabernacle Church invites all community youth and youth ministries to come share with us in our 5th Sunday Youth Service on Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. Our guest speaker is the dynamic Sis. Alycia LaFavor of Watson Temple COGIC. Come in your jeans and favorite t-shirt to have an awesome time in the service. Call 386.365.5484 for more information or transportation.Church homecomingWe would like to invite you to our annual homecoming at Fellowship Baptist Church, 17077 25th Rd. in Lake City, April 29 at 11 a.m. We will be using this as a time also to meet and greet our new Pastor Ronnie Murrill. Covered dish dinner will follow.Worship nightCome join the Branford, Evangel, Lake City, North Lake and Wellborn Church of God, 3330 US Highway 90, April 29 at 6 p.m. for a night of worshipping and fellowship. Special singing by Wellborn Praise Team and Evangel Church. Rev. Tim Staier, pastor of Elevate Life Church of Jacksonville will be a special speaker. Women society anniversaryUnion AME Church will be observing there Women Missionary Society Anniversary on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be first lady Vanessa DeSue. Refreshments will be served. For information call 758-9257. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 COMMUNITY CALENDARContinued From Page 5A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx6A THG-12901 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx6A THG-12901 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx6A THG-12901 Surgical robotic arm system only one of its kind in regionFrom staff reportsShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center is offering MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is performed using RIO, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system. Shands Lake Shore is the only hospital to acquire this technology in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia and Suwannee counties. MAKOplasty potentially offers the following benefits as compared to total knee surgery: Reduced pain. Minimal hospitalization. More rapid recovery. Less implant wear and loosening. Smaller scar. Better motion and a more natural feeling knee. MAKOplasty allows us to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis at earlier stages and with greater precision. Because it is less invasive and preserves more of the patients natural knee, the goal is for patients to have relief from their pain, gain back their knee motion, and return to their daily activities, said Jack Cohen, D.O., orthopaedic surgeon at Shands Lake Shore. Through its innovative use of technology, MAKOplasty takes partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision. The RIO system enables the surgeon to complete a patient specific pre-surgical plan that details the technique for bone preparation and customized implant positioning using a CT scan of the patients own knee. During the procedure, the system creates a threedimensional, virtual view of the patients bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan. As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, auditory and visual feedback limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provides for real time adjustments and more optimal implant positioning and placement for each individual patient. Precision is key in planning and performing partial knee surgeries, Cohen said. For a good outcome you need to align and position the implants just right. Precision in surgery, and in the pre-operative planning process, is what RIO can deliver, for each individual patient. The opportunity for early intervention is important as osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Matthews on Wednesday with kidnapping, interfering with custody and endangering the welfare of a child. It was not immediately clear were they were being held or if Porter was still being treated at the Alsip hospital. Jeffrey Stone, of Hercules, Calif., and the boys mother, Tiffany Stone, are estranged, and Jeffrey Stone did not have custody rights to his son, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said in court documents filed in St. Louis. Porter was discharged at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday after undergoing several days of treatment at the St. Louis hospital for cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle, officials said. He is on the hospitals heart transplant waiting list and was going to be monitored by doctors closer to his mothers home in St. Joseph, near Kansas City.By LINDSEY TANNERAssociated PressCHICAGO What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator or a house. Its a common, straightforward operation, so you might expect charges to be similar no matter where the surgery takes place. Yet a California study found huge disparities in patients bills $1,500 to $180,000, with an average of $33,000. The researchers and other experts say the results arent unique to California and illustrate a broken system. Theres no method to the madness, said lead author Dr. Renee Hsia, an emergency room physician and researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Theres no system at all to determine what is a rational price for this condition or this procedure. The disparities are partly explained by differences among patients and where they were treated. For example, some had more costly procedures, including multiple imaging scans, or longer hospital stays. A very small number were treated without surgery, though most had appendectomies. Some were sicker and needed more intensive care. But the researchers could find no explanation for about one-third of the cost differences. Other developed countries have more government regulation that prevents these wild disparities. U.S. critics of that kind of system favor more market competition, yet the study illustrates that the laws of supply and demand simply do not work well in health care, said Dr. Howard Brody, director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a frequent critic of skyrocketing medical costs. The study was published Monday in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. President Barack Obamas health care overhaul, now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, would have little effect on the kinds of disparities seen in the study, policy experts say. One section of the law bars tax-exempt hospitals from charging uninsured people more than the rates insured patients end up paying because of discounts negotiated by insurance companies. The government has not said how the reductions for uninsured people would be calculated, said health care consultant Keith Hearle. The researchers examined 2009 data that hospitals were required to submit to the state on 19,368 patients with appendicitis. To get the fairest comparisons, the researchers included only uncomplicated cases with hospital stays of less than four days. Patients were 18 to 59 years old. The study looked at what patients were billed, before contributions from their health insurance if they had any. The figures dont reflect what hospitals were actually paid. Insurance companies often negotiate to pay less than what they are billed, and what patients pay depends on their health plans. Those least able to pay the uninsured could be socked with the full bill. Still, even those with good health insurance may end up paying a portion of the cost, so price matters, Hsia said. Uninsured and Medicaid patients had slightly higher bills than those with private insurance. Charges were highest at for-profit hospitals, followed by nonprofits. County hospitals, typically safety-net hospitals, had the lowest charges. The costliest bill, totaling $182,955, involved a woman who also had cancer. She was treated at a hospital in Californias Silicon Valley. Her bill didnt show any cancerrelated treatment. The smallest bill, $1,529, involved a patient who had her appendix removed in rural Northern California. Otherwise, the cases were similar: Both patients were hospitalized for one day, had minimally invasive surgery, and had similar numbers of procedures and tests on their bills.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI Since the first day of class this school year, Bev Campbell has been teaching her students how to say their names. Some of the children in her class have autism. Others have Down syndrome or other disabilities. People dont understand where theyve come from, she says. Its slow. Just one has learned how to say his name. Still, the South Florida teacher sees signs of growth in the nine kindergarten to secondgrade students in her class. Those little steps are what teachers like Campbell consider major leaps for students with the most significant physical and cognitive disabilities and what are the most challenging to capture on a test. Yet that will be a significant part of the way school districts in Florida and in many other states will evaluate teachers. Spurred by the U.S. Department of Educations $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated. I dont know how they would ever do that for my students, said Campbell, who has 28 years of experience teaching special ed. In its guidance to states applying for the funds, the Department of Education set as a priority increasing the number of effective teachers in special education, language services, and hard-to-staff subjects such as science and math. Effectiveness would be determined, in part, by whether students reached acceptable rates of aca demic growth. Federal officials provided some criteria for what should be included in teacher evaluations, but left states to decide how student growth should be measured. The result is that in Illinois, Florida, New York and other states, education leaders and teachers unions are trying to create evaluations that take into account factors such as a students prior performance, socioeconomic background and English language skills. Creating those measurements for general education teachers has proven challenging enough, but for special education teachers, it is even more trying, as officials try to find a way to evaluate growth that often cant be measured on a test. The great concern right now in many states is theyre using the same criteria for the general education teachers that theyre going to use for the special education teachers and theres real resistance to that, said George Giuliani, director of the special education program at Hofstra Universitys Graduate School and executive director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers. In a survey by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 63 percent of special education teachers said they believed student achievement gains should be a component of their evaluations, but only 21 percent thought standardized test scores were an appropriate measure. Seventy-eight percent said their state hadnt determined how to measure the growth of students with the most profound disabilities. Complicating matters is the very limited research available on special education assessments and evaluations. That means states will have to study and modify their systems as they go along. Its a very complex process and its kind of trial and error, said study coauthor Lynn Holdheide, a research associate at Vanderbilt University. In New York and Illinois, recently passed laws require districts to base a significant percentage of each teachers evalua tion on student growth. Both are still working to determine how that will be done for special education students, a category that encompasses a vast range of conditions, not all of which negatively affect academic performance. In Florida, the process has already begun, with a committee examining a broad range of conditions, from dyslexia to traumatic brain injuries, and analyzing the effect on test scores. The performance varied quite a bit based on disability, said Kathy Hebda, Floridas deputy education chancellor. LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2012 7A Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 7A7AHEALTH Road trip! MAY7-13TPC SAWGRASS PONT E VEDRA BEAC H, FL Create your PLAYERS story on and off the course and experience all the First Coast has to offer. Getaway packages start at $99 To book your trip, visit theplayerschampionshiptravel.com or visitjacksonville.com/golf Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 7A7AHEALTH Road trip! MAY7-13TPC SAWGRASS PONT E VEDRA BEAC H, FL Create your PLAYERS story on and off the course and experience all the First Coast has to offer. Getaway packages start at $99 To book your trip, visit theplayerschampionshiptravel.com or visitjacksonville.com/golf Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 7A7AHEALTH Road trip! MAY7-13TPC SAWGRASS PONT E VEDRA BEAC H, FL Create your PLAYERS story on and off the course and experience all the First Coast has to offer. Getaway packages start at $99 To book your trip, visit theplayerschampionshiptravel.com or visitjacksonville.com/golf By JIM SALTERAssociated PressST. LOUIS A 5-yearold boy in need of a heart transplant was found safe with his father and paternal grandmother at a motel near Chicago early Wednesday, hours after his father allegedly took him without permission from a St. Louis hospital where he was being treated. Illinois State Police said the three were found at a motel in Alsip, south of Chicago, at about 3 a.m., and that the boy, Porter Stone, appeared to be fine but was taken to a local hospital. He had only about a days worth of medication in his portable IV when he was taken, the St. Louis hospital said. Jeffrey Stone, 33, and his mother, Rhonda Marie Matthews, were detained, state police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. She deflected questions about their confinement to the Alsip police department, which declined immediate comment. St. Louis prosecutors charged Jeffrey Stone and Struggle over how to evaluate special ed teachers ASSOCIATED PRESSTeacher Bev Campbell, left, displays letters of the alphabet in her special education class at Amelia Earhart Elementary School in Hialeah. More than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For special education students measuring that growth is complicated. Appendix removal: Huge sticker shock in study Young heart patient taken from hospital found safe


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx8AHealth Accepting New PatientsMedicare, Blue Cross and most insurance plans accepted, worker compensation Specializing in adult medical care including: Accepting New Patients SOUTHERN INTERNAL MEDICINEVisit our website at www.SouthernInternalMedicineLC.com386-719-2540 Allison B. Baris, ARNP Stephanie K. Finnell, ARNP Lori Belote, ARNP New Patients New Patients INTERNAL MEDICINE ESTATE SALESale Includes:Art by: Toys:Area Rugs: MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH297 S. Marion Ave Lake City984-7226 Do you really know who is caring for your loved ones? John Markham and Sally DahlemOwners/Operators with over 30 years combined Senior Services experience.Free ConsultationAs a Home by Choice client you can rest assured we do.It takes a special person to be a Home by Choice Caregiver and it should. 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Commerce Dr., Suite 130AGainesville (352) 376-40244615 N.W. 53 Ave, Suite Cwww.homebychoice.comHHA#299993307 HC REG#232587 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx8AHealth Accepting New PatientsMedicare, Blue Cross and most insurance plans accepted, worker compensationSpecializing in adult medical care including: Accepting New Patients SOUTHERN INTERNAL MEDICINEVisit our website at www.SouthernInternalMedicineLC.com386-719-2540Allison B. Baris, ARNP Stephanie K. Finnell, ARNP Lori Belote, ARNP New Patients New Patients INTERNAL MEDICINE ESTATE SALESale Includes:Art by: Toys:Area Rugs: MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH297 S. Marion Ave Lake City984-7226 Do you really know who is caring for your loved ones? John Markham and Sally DahlemOwners/Operators with over 30 years combined Senior Services experience.Free ConsultationAs a Home by Choice client you can rest assured we do.It takes a special person to be a Home by Choice Caregiver and it should. Our caregivers must pass FBI and local background checks, then they must meet OUR strict standards! We conduct thorough reference checks.We are people helping people and we love what we do! Lake City (386) 243-8635426 S.W. Commerce Dr., Suite 130AGainesville (352) 376-40244615 N.W. 53 Ave, Suite Cwww.homebychoice.comHHA#299993307 HC REG#232587 By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated PressWASHINGTON Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers well, lots of them, actually to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and its not just the sheer strength of their numbers 77 million. They are living longer. They are more educated than previous generations. And, especially appealing: They bring well-honed skills and years of real-world work and life experience. What we have with the transition of the boomers across the traditional age of retirement is a great opportunity, says Dr. Erwin Tan, who heads the Senior Corps program at the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency in Washington. Senior Corps helps connect older Americans to service jobs. The question for us is how can we as a country not afford to mobilize this huge source of human capital to meet the vital needs of our communities, said Tan, a geriatrician. He says nonprofits are retooling to attract more boomers by offering a variety of skills-based opportunities as well as more flexibility, such as nontraditional hours or projects that dont require a trip to the office and can be completed at home. Mike Carr of Fort Wayne, Ind., is exactly the kind of skillful boomer sought by communities. Carr, 65, retired about a year ago as an accountant for Verizon Communications. Instead of golfing or parking himself on the couch, he volunteers with low-income people and military families, helping them prepare and file their tax returns. Carr also volunteers as treasurer for a church group and helps people with paperwork for food stamps and unemployment. Theres so much in the news today thats very negative and a lot of it I cant do a whole lot about, says Carr. But at least here in the community that I live in, there are some things that I can do to help others. About a third of boomers, ages 48 to 66 years, tend to gravitate toward opportunities with a religious underpinning, according to CNCS figures. That was followed by volunteer opportunities in education, 22 percent; social Discovery of mad cow in Calif. was stroke of luck Associated PressHANFORD, Calif. A non-descript building in the heart of Californias dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow. The finding, announced Tuesday, is the first new case of the disease in the U.S. since 2006 and the fact that the discovery was made at all was a stroke of luck. Tests are performed on only a small portion of dead animals brought to the transfer facility near Hanford. The cow had died at one of the regions hundreds of dairies, but hadnt exhibited outward symptoms of the disease: unsteadiness, incoordination, a drastic change in behavior or low milk production, officials said. But when the animal arrived at the facility with a truckload of other dead cows on April 18, its 30-month-plus age and fresh corpse made her eligible for USDA testing.Looking for a few good boomers to help others service, 14 percent; and hospitals, 8 percent. The percentage of boomers volunteering these days, however, is on the decline. Nearly 22 million baby boomers gave their time in communities across the country in 2010. Thats about 28.8 percent of boomers, down slightly from 29.9 percent in 2007 and from 33.5 percent in 2003, according to the community service corporation.ASSOCIATED PRESSMike Carr assists a client at Community Action of Northeast Indiana, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers, well lots of them actually, to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens, and people in need.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, April 26, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com Suwannee River Music Jam (May 2-5) Trace Adkins Josh Turner Randy Travis Craig Morgan and Many More! General Admission Full Event Tickets only $75 plus tax thru April 30. (Note: on May 1 Gate Tickets increase to $140) Get Your Tickets Now & Save! Sponsord By BRIEFS Martinez returns to state in two events Saturday. MARTINEZ continued on 2B Today Q Columbia High baseball vs. Stanton Prep in District 4-6A tournament final at Atlantic Coast High, 7 p.m. Saturday Q Fort White High’s Sitia Martinez in FHSAA Class 2A state track meet at University of North Florida, 4 p.m. GAMES YOUTH SOCCER CYSA sign-up for summer league Columbia Youth Soccer Association’s summer recreational league registration for ages 3-16 is 6-7 p.m. today. Fee of $65 includes uniform. For details, call 288-2504 or 288-4481. T-BALL Coaches meeting at Girls Club Lake City Recreation Department T-ball has a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Girls Club. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. ZUMBA Sweating for Safety class Sweating for Safety with Another Way Inc. for Sexual Violence Awareness Month is a free hour of Zumba offered by instructor Sarah Sandlin. The class is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Florida Gateway College’s Med-Tech Auditorium. For details, call Sandlin at 758-0009. WOLVES CHEERLEADING Tryout packets in guidance Richardson Middle School has 2012-13 cheerleading tryouts packets in the guidance office at the school. Packets are due back by 3 p.m. Friday. For details, call cheer sponsor Shannon Hall at 623-4058. GOLF Calloway Demo Day Saturday The Country Club at Lake City is hosting a Calloway Demo Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Among the offerings will be a Track Man, which measures clubhead speed, launch angle and spin rate. There is no charge, but an appointment must be scheduled to use the Track Man. For details, call Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Q From staff reports Title time for Columbia’s baseball team?By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comThere have been three championships in Columbia High’s baseball history. Today the Tigers have a chance to add a fourth. The Tigers will travel to Atlantic Coast High in Jacksonville to take on Stanton Prep at 7 p.m. in the championship game of the District 4-6A tournament. The Tigers have already beaten Stanton Prep once this season in a 5-3 win on March 2. Kellan Bailey picked up the win in the game, but after pitching against Atlantic Coast on Tuesday, he will be limited to playing first this time around. Bailey didn’t give up an earned run in the first contest. Instead of Bailey, the Tigers will turn to anoth-er pitcher — junior Alan Espenship — and it’s not a bad option for Columbia. Espenship hasn’t given up an earned run this sea-son although he missed the middle stretch with an injury. In four starts, Espenship has registered 16 strikeouts and five walks. He’s pitched 21.1 innings. “He’s only 1-0 after missing a good portion of the season, but when we’ve had him he’s thrown very well,” Columbia head coach J.T. Clark said. “He’s 100 per-cent now and has been for a while, but we didn’t want to rush him back.” Columbia will also have a full stable behind Espenship after Bailey went the complete game against the Stingrays. “Everyone is behind him whether he goes the com-plete game or one inning,” Clark said. “If we have to, we have one of the best pitchers in the state com-ing out of the bullpen with Jayce Barber. We also have Caleb Vaughn and Jason Plyn, so we’re very confi-dent with our arms.” Clark is hoping Espenship is the only pitcher the Tigers need and given the way the bats have worked over the last week, Columbia has a chance to do just that. “The bats are starting to come alive at the bottom of the order,” Clark said. “The good thing is hitting is con-tagious. Once somebody gets hot, everyone starts to get hot and if we have that happen we have the ability to explode.” Of course, Clark still wants to be able to win a 1-0 type game. “We’ve got a good scouting report and feel like we can beat them by going right at them with the inside fastball,” Clark said. “We want to keep them off bal-ance and with the defense playing like it has lately, we feel pretty hot right now.” Stanton Prep comes in with a 20-5 record, while Columbia is only 14-11, but the Tigers have played a tougher schedule. “I feel like our strength of schedule is a little tougher than theirs,” Clark said. “The good thing is we have played well in district play all year. We’ve had our three best practices and we’re not really celebrating making the playoffs.” Clark said that despite Stanton Prep getting hot at the right time, the Tigers won’t be intimidated when it comes to achieving their goal. “The players know we have more to accomplish,” Clark said. “We didn’t set our sights before the year at making the playoffs. We have more to accomplish and our goal is winning a district championship.” Columbia can do that for the fourth time with a win today. Tigers look to add district championship. FILE ARTRobert E. Lee High catcher Thomas Smith (16) loses the ba ll as Columbia High’s Blaine Courson (1) approaches home plate during a game on M arch 29. Tracking success JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Sitia Martinez will compete in the state fi nals at the University of North Florida on Saturday. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Sitia Martinez is carrying the torch for Fort White High track all the way to state. The junior will be making her second appearance at the FHSAA state track meet on Saturday. The Class 2A state meet is at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida. Martinez qualified in the 300-meter hurdles, which she won at the Region 1-2A meet, and the 100 meters, where she placed fourth at region. Martinez made state in the same two events last year. She placed sev-enth in the 300 hurdles, but did not qualify for the 100-meter finals. “My goal is to be in the top three in the hurdles and in the top eight in the 100,” Martinez said on Wednesday. “My ultimate goal is to win a state cham-pionship in the hurdles.” Martinez was district champion in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 300 hurdles and placed second in the long jump. She was a repeat district champion from 2011 in the three events


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, K&N Pro Series, at Richmond, Va. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at Texas A&M CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN — Tour de Romandie, stage 2, Montbeliard, France to Moutier, Switzerland (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Ballantine’s Championship, first round, at Seoul, South Korea (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, first round, at Prattville, Ala. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, first round, at New Orleans MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Boston at Chicago White Sox or Toronto at Baltimore (7 p.m. start) WGN — Boston at Chicago White Sox NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — New York at Charlotte 10:30 p.m. TNT — San Antonio at Golden State NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Draft, first round, at New York NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 7, Ottawa at NY Rangers 8:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 7, New Jersey at Florida (joined in progress after the completion of the Ottawa-Rangers game)BASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GBy-Boston 38 27 .585 —x-New York 34 30 .531 3 12 x-Philadelphia 34 30 .531 3 12 New Jersey 22 43 .338 16 Toronto 22 43 .338 16 Southeast Division W L Pct GBy-Miami 46 19 .708 —x-Atlanta 39 26 .600 7x-Orlando 36 28 .563 9 12 Washington 18 46 .281 27 12 Charlotte 7 57 .109 38 12 Central Division W L Pct GBz-Chicago 48 16 .750 — x-Indiana 42 23 .646 6 12 Milwaukee 31 33 .484 17 Detroit 24 41 .369 24 12 Cleveland 21 43 .328 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GBz-San Antonio 48 16 .750 —x-Memphis 40 25 .615 8 12 x-Dallas 36 29 .554 12 12 Houston 33 32 .508 15 12 New Orleans 21 44 .323 27 12 Northwest Division W L Pct GBy-Oklahoma City 47 18 .723 —x-Denver 36 28 .563 10 12 x-Utah 35 30 .538 12Portland 28 37 .431 19Minnesota 26 39 .400 21 Pacific Division W L Pct GBy-L.A. Lakers 41 24 .631 —x-L.A. Clippers 40 25 .615 1Phoenix 33 32 .508 8Golden State 23 42 .354 18 Sacramento 21 44 .323 20x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched divisionz-clinched conference Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 109, L.A. Clippers 102Oklahoma City 118, Sacramento 110Boston 78, Miami 66New Orleans 83, Golden State 81Utah 100, Phoenix 88 Today’s Games Washington at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m.Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at New York, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.Portland at Utah, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Orlando at Memphis, 8 p.m.Dallas at Atlanta, 8 p.m.Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m.New York at Charlotte, 8 p.m.Philadelphia at Detroit, 8 p.m.Miami at Washington, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. End regular seasonBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBBaltimore 10 7 .588 — New York 10 7 .588 —Tampa Bay 10 7 .588 —Toronto 10 7 .588 — Boston 6 10 .375 3 12 Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 9 6 .600 — Chicago 10 7 .588 — Detroit 10 7 .588 —Minnesota 5 13 .278 5 12 Kansas City 3 14 .176 7 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 14 4 .778 —Oakland 9 10 .474 5 12 Seattle 8 10 .444 6Los Angeles 6 11 .353 7 12 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3Seattle 7, Detroit 4Baltimore 2, Toronto 1Tampa Bay 5, L.A. Angels 0Texas 2, N.Y. Yankees 0Boston 11, Minnesota 2Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Wednesday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Oakland (n)Kansas City at Cleveland (n)Seattle at Detroit (n)Toronto at Baltimore (n)L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay (n)N.Y. Yankees at Texas (n)Boston at Minnesota (n) Today’s Games Kansas City (Mendoza 0-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 1-1), 12:05 p.m. Seattle (Noesi 1-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Moore 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-0) at Baltimore (Matusz 0-3), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Doubront 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m.Boston at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 13 4 .765 — Atlanta 11 7 .611 2 12 New York 9 8 .529 4Philadelphia 8 10 .444 5 12 Miami 7 9 .438 5 12 Central Division W L Pct GBSt. Louis 11 7 .611 —Milwaukee 9 10 .474 2 12 Cincinnati 8 9 .471 2 12 Pittsburgh 7 10 .412 3 12 Houston 7 12 .368 4 12 Chicago 6 12 .333 5 West Division W L Pct GBLos Angeles 13 5 .722 —Colorado 9 8 .529 3 12 San Francisco 9 8 .529 3 12 Arizona 9 9 .500 4San Diego 5 13 .278 8 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 4N.Y. Mets 2, Miami 1Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 2Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2, 10 inningsMilwaukee 9, Houston 6Philadelphia 8, Arizona 5Washington 3, San Diego 1Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Wednesday’s Games Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1, 1st gameHouston 7, Milwaukee 5St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1Philadelphia 7, Arizona 2Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1, 2nd gameWashington at San Diego (n)Miami at N.Y. Mets (n)San Francisco at Cincinnati (n)Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at San Diego (Volquez 0-2), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. College polls BASEBALL AMERICA DURHAM, N.C. — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through April 22 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America ): Record Pvs 1. Florida State 33-7 1 2. Kentucky 35-6 3 3. Baylor 35-7 6 4. Louisiana State 32-9 4 5. Florida 31-9 5 6. Rice 30-12 7 7. South Carolina 30-11 9 8. Cal State Fullerton 26-13 12 9. Texas A&M 28-12 2 10. Oregon 27-12 8 11. Arizona 26-13 13 12. UCLA 26-10 11 13. Stanford 25-10 14 14. UCF 34-8 15 15. Purdue 31-6 16 16. North Carolina 29-12 10 17. San Diego 31-9 19 18. Mississippi 27-13 22 19. N.C. State 26-12 21 20. Texas 23-14 23 21. Arkansas 28-12 17 22. Miami 26-14 18 23. Arizona State 24-16 20 24. Sam Houston State 28-11 24 25. New Mexico State 30-11 25FOOTBALLNFL Draft order First round today 1. Indianapolis2. Washington (from St. Louis)3. Minnesota4. Cleveland5. Tampa Bay6. St. Louis (from Washington)7. Jacksonville8. Miami 9. Carolina10. Buffalo11. Kansas City12. Seattle13. Arizona14. Dallas15. Philadelphia16. N.Y. Jets17. Cincinnati (from Oakland)18. San Diego19. Chicago20. Tennessee21. Cincinnati22. Cleveland (from Atlanta)23. Detroit24. Pittsburgh25. Denver26. Houston27. New England (from New Orleans)28. Green Bay29. Baltimore30. San Francisco31. New England32. N.Y. GiantsAUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SPRINT CUP CAPITAL CITY 400 Site: Richmond, Va.Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, noon3:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (FOX, 7-11 p.m.). Track: Richmond International Raceway (oval, 0.75 miles). Race distance: 300 miles, 400 laps.Next race: Aaron’s 499, May 6, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Online: http:// www.nascar.com NATIONWIDE VIRGINIA 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS 250 Site: Richmond, Va.Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (ESPN2, 4-5:30 p.m.); race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Richmond International Raceway. Race distance: 187.5 miles, 250 laps.Next race: Aaron’s 312, May 5, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Next race: N.C. Education Lottery 200, May 18, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. INDYCAR SAO PAULO INDY 300 Site: Sao Paulo.Schedule: Friday, practice; Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6-7 p.m.); Sunday, race, 11:30 a.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Track: Streets of Sao Paulo (street course, 2.536 miles). Race distance: 195.2 miles, 75 laps.Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis. Online: http:// www.indycar.com NHRA FULL THROTTLE NHRA SPRING NATIONALS Site: Baytown, Texas.Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 6-8 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Royal Purple Raceway.Next race: NHRA Southern Nationals. May, 4-6, Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, Ga. 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I go off how I feel.” Despite winning the 200 meters at district, Martinez does not put out the effort in the event for region. Likewise, the long jump is a sidelight. “My coach is my dad and he says to focus on the 100 and hurdles,” Martinez said. “Running all three at state is really difficult because you have the preliminaries back to back to back. I don’t really enjoy the long jump anymore. I did it to help out the team for districts.” Marco Martinez has coached his daughter since she was in the eighth grade. Sitia said he played baseball in high school and got into running while in the Army. And mom, Regina Martinez, played basketball in high school and college. “I grew up running,” Martinez said. “My parents are runners and I started getting into it in the sixth grade.” In addition to track’s intense training, the hur-dles add a touch of danger. Martinez has twice broken her wrist in hurdle acci-dents. The last time was as a freshman at the region meet. “I got back up and said I really love this and I am not going to let it stop me from reaching my goals,” Martinez said. MARTINEZ: At state Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Satia Martinez practiced at Fort White on Wednesday for the state finals on Saturday.


DEAR ABBY: “Modern Dad in Roswell, Ga.” (Feb. 26) was put off that invita-tions to his young daugh-ters are sent to his ex-wife’s home rather than to both his and the ex-wife’s. He assumes the sender is “sexist” and suggests the solution for children with two households is to be sent two invitations. As a parent who invites children to my home or to a party, I don’t feel I should be responsible for their parents’ communi-cation difficulty. Often I am not even aware that a child has two households. The invitation simply goes home with the child to wherever he or she is that day. Personally, I think “Modern Dad” is overly sensitive. He needs to realize that no one is deliberately snubbing him or making assumptions about parental roles. They are just inviting his kids to things, for which he should be grateful. Did he share his address with the inviter? Does he make his preference clear to parents when meeting them? I believe it’s presumptuous to expect someone to send two invitations to the same child. And I agree with you, Abby, that “Dad” needs to improve commu-nication with his ex-wife. -REGULAR MOM IN TENNESSEE DEAR REGULAR MOM: A majority of readers agreed that more sharing of information between the girls’ mother and “Dad” will solve his problem. Other parents’ comments: DEAR ABBY: Friends, acquaintances and profes-sionals should not have to go out of their way to cover all the bases. Given the number of divorced, remarried and otherwise situated families, more than a single contact point becomes burdensome for those trying to complete business or issue simple invitations. My guess is, even though the girls stay with Dad, he doesn’t have relationships with most of their friends’ parents. Unless he cultivates these connections, it is improbable that he will be added to the contact list. -CHALLENGED, TOO, IN SEVERNA PARK, MD. DEAR ABBY: I know from organizing school activities that often only one parent supplies an email address to the school, and it’s usually the mom. If “Modern Dad’s” ex-wife would cooper-ate by sending him a list of email addresses of those most likely to issue invites, he could send out a polite message sharing his contact information with those other parents. Also, if he reaches out to help arrange carpools or organize social outings -which is usually a “mom” he’ll become an added member of “the group.” -NON-SEXIST MOM IN ILLINOIS DEAR ABBY: Our solution to this problem was to use an online com-puter calendar for the kids’ events. That way, regardless of which par-ent gets the invite, it can be posted on the calen-dar with the appropriate details. (Privacy settings can be set so the calendar is not viewable to the gen-eral public.) -FLORIDA FATHER DEAR ABBY: My son’s school sends out a parent directory that includes both my and my ex-hus-band’s email addresses. Maybe “Dad” can suggest his daughters’ school start a parental email list and make sure his infor-mation stays updated. -INVOLVED TEXAS MAMA DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Curb your response. You don’t want to come across as unpredictable or difficult to deal with. Emotions will be hard to control, and it’s important that you lead with charm, grace and good inten-tions if you want others to respond favorably. ++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do something nice for someone you love and you will get something nice in return. Sharing, caring and participating will lead to a host of new opportunities and friend-ships. Aggressive pursuits will pay off and show your leadership ability. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do something that will lift your spirits or build your confidence. A person-al change to your image or the way you do things will draw positive attention. Avoid emotional situations that can lead to unfounded guilt and unnecessary handouts. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll find it hard to keep the peace. Don’t let someone’s lack of tact pull you into an argument. Take the high road and focus on creative projects that will enhance the way people view you and what you have to offer. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make changes that enhance your position. You can do things your way if you can prove you have a better strategy in place. Your input will be met with opposition, but if you use a little Leo charm you will win the battle. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have the knowl-edge and expertise to turn any situation in your favor. Get busy making things happen instead of just thinking about it. Call in favors from people you have worked with in the past and something inter-esting will develop. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have plenty to think about and discuss when it comes to personal or professional partner-ships. Iron out any prob-lems before you move forward or spend money that can add to your stress. Love is in the stars. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Invest in a plan that allows you to use your skills and knowledge stra-tegically. Networking will lead to an opportunity to expand something you are already interested in pur-suing. Don’t let someone’s jealousy stand between you and your goals. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put more time and effort into your home, family, and most of all, your love life. It’s impor-tant that you are on the same page when it comes to personal changes that can alter your lifestyle. Compromise will satisfy everyone involved. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can learn from someone else’s mis-take. An investment, resi-dential move or expansion of personal interests will play a positive role in your future plans. Expect some-one from your past to have an influence on the choices you make. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Discuss your plans for the future and make lifestyle changes that are conducive to greater security and stabilization. It’s up to you to call the shots and make the adjust-ments required to reach your goals. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let experience help you make better personal choices. Avoid getting into a no-win situation that ends in a loss of friend-ship. Reconnect with peo-ple you miss or have lost touch with. Express your regrets and your hopes for the future. +++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Dad who wants to be in kids’ loop must try a little harder Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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Email: ars2009@ymail.com Fax (386) 487-3988 170Business OpportunitiesMARTIN’S POTATO BREADS, is seeking a distributor for the Lake City territory. Contact Phillip at 850-294-9922 240Schools & Education05531665Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $479next class-05/14/12• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-05/07/12• LPN 09/10/12 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 430Garage Sales LARGE 4 Family SALE! Fri 4/27 & Sat 4/28, 8-? In Rolling Meadows off Branford Hwy, 3 mi. S. of Hwy 90, Follow signs. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. Thurs,Fri & Sat. 7:30-1:30. 190 SWFabian Way. Close to 242 & 247. Look for signs. Scuba items, clothes, toys. Much More! 440Miscellaneous MOVING, Recliner double bed, t.v., utility shed, bookshelf, sewing machine w/cabinet. 386-754-6758. 630Mobile Homes forRent2 BR/2BA, Very clean, furnished, in the country, $600 mo. plus utilities. NO PETS. Call 386-935-2461 2/1 S/W, front kitchen, CH/A $275. mo. plus $200. dep 386-752-2254 RENTED 3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $775 month. & $775 deposit 386-752-7578 3 BR/2BA CH&APrivate lot, lease & references required. NO PETS Call 386-752-4348 3/2 Large MH, small park, near FGCC, Small pets ok, $500 dep $575 mo w/12 mo lease 386-752-1971 or 352-281-2450 LOVELYSWMH 3/2, Built 2006 on 2 fenced acres in Olustee. $700 mo. Income & rental history verif. 904-349-5192 owner/agent. Quiet Country Living 3 BR/2 BA$550.mo., 2 BR/1 BA $425 mo. Very clean, NO PETS! Ref’s & dep req’d. 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSale3/2 1,446sq. ft. on 2 acres, with all the upgrades, built in 2010 & shows like a model. $79,900 MLS #78520 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers, 386-867-1271 44X12 Covered Front Porch, 4/2 manf. home, sky lights, large closets, 2,560 sq. ft. all on 5 acres, $99,000 MLS 79826 Derington Properties 386-965-4300 Beautiful 1 acre lot in great location with a 14x70 2/2 Fleetwood only $1,500 down and $249 mo. Call Dave Ammons 386-292-6290 email: ammonspaula@yahoo.com EASTSIDE VILLAGE!Retirement community. breakfast nook, screened porch. Community. pool & clubhouse. $62,900 MLS 79878 DeringtonProperties 386-965-4300 FACTORYOUTLETPRICES (4) Brand New Doublewides by Jacobsen under $50,000. All new homes in del-set-skirting-steps and central AC. Only At North Pointe Homes in Gainesville on Hwy. 441. Call 352-872-5566. 640Mobile Homes forSaleHUGE 32X80 4/2 $65,955 New 2012 Home has 9 ft. ceilings and Huge Man Cave Family Room. 2,300 sq. ft. Price incl. del-set-AC-shirt-steps. North Pointe Homes. Pre-approval by Phone, Hwy. 441 Gainesville, 352-872-5566. I Specialize In Repo’s and Used Mobile Home, $6,500 and up Call Paula Ammons 386-292-6290 email: ammonspaula@yahoo.com LIKE NEW!3BR/2BAMH On 1 acre is move-in Ready ONLY$65,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #79728 Mobile Home Wanted Singlewide or Doublewide, good condition, Reasonable offer will pay cash. Call 386-288-8379 Mossey Oak Homes Factory Outlet New 2012 3/2 $36,900, New 4/2 $39,900 & New 4/2 $59,900, Incl. delv., set-up, ac, etc. First Coast Homes 386-752-1452 Palm HarborHomes 4/2 From $499 Mo. Loaded3/2 From $399 Mo. Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 ext. 210 P rice Reduced! 2006 Fleetwood Annv. Series 3/2 plus office, split bdr. plan, privacy fence, lg. kitch.. Patti Taylor@ Access Realty MLS #78411 $63,900, 623-6896 R eady to Move In, 4 BR/2 BA, over 2,000 sq. ft., lots of upgrades, $2,500 down $399 mo., possible owner fin. First Coast Homes (386) 752-1452. 640Mobile Homes forSaleResults Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, 4/2 on10 acres in Bell. 2,200 heated sqft. in country, Bring all offers! $89,000 MLS#76582 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, Lg. home in s/d on 2 acres! Will have fishing rights to Lake at Timberlake, Sold “As Is” $49,900 MLS#74862. WOODGATE VILLAGE!3BR 2BADWMH w/fenced yd, carport & wkshop $39,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #79078 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05531989Best deal in town!WINDSONG APTS386-758-8455 2 BR/1 BA, in town Fort White, lg. comb. liv./kit. & din., lg. fr. & back porch, fenced backyard, $650 mo. incls. all utils. 1st+last+sec. No pets. 941-924-5183. 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 ALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $575. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351/352-208-2421 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com


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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 _____________________________ RVs for Sale _____________________________ BUY / SELL AN RV ONLINE Best Deals and Selection. Visit RVT.com Classieds Thousands of RVs for Sale by Owner and Dealer Listings www.RVT.com Call (888)260-2043 _____________________________ 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 23 2012 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentCLEAN 1/1 Duplex, laundry room, fireplace, privacy near Baya/McFarlane. $500 mo. + dep. No dogs 386-961-9181 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com The Lakes Apts. Studios & 1Br’s from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl., Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly rates avail Call 386-752-2741 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 730Unfurnished Home ForRent1br/1ba Free ele. Utilities incl. 4mi S. Lake City. $300dep. $375mo. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3 BR/2 BA, 2,400 sq. ft., 290 SW Leisure Dr., Quail Heights, $1,200 mo. plus $1,000 sec. Call 386-752-6062 3br/1.5ba. Very clean, Block great area. CH/A& indoor laundry. Carport & Fenced (privacy) back yard. $750. mo $750. dep. (941)920-4535 Brick 3br/1ba on 5 acres, 989 SWSuwannee Valley Road, Lake City, $750 mo. + $800 dep. Call 386-365-8543 CONVENIENTLOCATION 2brApartment. Close to downtown. $485. mo $585 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 SITE-BUILT HOME, On 5 acres, near Fort White, 1st last + deposit. Call 386-758-1789 750Business & Office Rentals05532259OFFICE SPACE for Lease 576 sq' $450/mth 700 sq' at $8.00 sq' 1785 sq' at $7.00 sq'8300 sq' at $7.00 sq' also Bank Building Excellent Locations Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor 055322601,700 + WAREHOUSE 7Acre Land Sale $295,000, Rent $2,500 mo.Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor ForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. Weekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 Midtown Commercial Center, Suite w/warehouse. Call Vicki or Joe 386-935-2832. 770Condos ForRent 3 BR/3 BAon golf course in Country Club area, remodeled, hardwood floors, fireplace, $1,200 mo. 1st+last+sec. 386-362-4216. 790Vacation Rentals Horseshoe Beach Special Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock, fish sink. wkend $395./wk $895. 386-235-3633/352-498-5986 alwaysonvacation.com #419-181 “Florida’s Last Frontier” 805Lots forSale 1 to 5 acre lots paved roads Falling Creek area, $300 down $300 a month. Call 386-623-0232. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, Beautiful lot on Suwannee River, well & septic (above ground) both 5-6 yrs. old., $45,000 MLS #78842 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, 20 acre wooded tract, very nice piece of land, 10 mi. from Cedar Key, Price to Sell! $50,000 MLS#78886 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 3/2 1,809sq. ft., corner lot walkability to grocery stores, rest. & doctors offices. $79,900 MLS#79574 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3/2 Brick, metal roof, fenced backyard, conv. to VAHosp., Timco, Fla. Gateway Coll., $77,700 MLS #80464, REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271. 3/2 on .50 acre built in 2005. Owners pride shows here. Lots of storage and upgrades. MLS #79880. GingerParkerHallmark Real Estate (386) 365-2135. 3BR/1BAW/1,296SqFt convenient to downtown $58,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80227 BRICK 3/2with granite in kitchen & baths, new flooring, great room & 24x24 detached gar./workshop. $112,500 MS 80254 Derington Properties 386-965-4300 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2 w/office & den., scrd. porch, above ground pool, approx. 2,204 sq. ft. $195,000, MLS #80340, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company Enjoy the past, 4 BR/2BAin Branford. Newer A/C, metal roof, well maint. $64,900 MLS#80381, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq. ft., large master suite, scrd. porch, 4.94 acres in Live Oak, $79,000, MLS#80476, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company Large brick in est. subdv. 3BR/2BA, 1,684 sq. ft., Needs TLC. $94,900 MLS #80211, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 4BR/2 and 1 partial bath, 5.05+ acres, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, granite, $240,000 MLS#80446, 386752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company, Needs a little love,3 BR/2BA, flagstone fireplace, lg. eat-in kit., 2 car gar., $86,000 MLS#80450, 386-752-6575 Charming Brick home w/screened in garage for outdoor entertaining. Quiet neighborhood. MLS #78440. Teresa Spradley-Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343. Coldwell Bank Bishop Realty 3BR/2BA, 1,590 sq. ft., screen porch, workshop, fenced backyard. $97,500 MLS#74542 Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell Bank Bishop Realty Great location, building w/lots of space, floor area adaptable for business. $229,900, MLS#80346, Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 3 BR/2BA, 1,474 sq. ft, 2 car gar., deck, freshly painted, new carpet, $109,900 MLS#79581, Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick 4BR/2.5 BA, wood floors, large back porch, carport, super investment, $63,900 MLS#79970 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Exc. location. 1,512 sq. ft. + 210 sq. ft. room, recent remodeling. $94,500 MLS#79838 Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 4BR/3BA, on lake, many upgrades, $299,000 MLS#76085 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 or Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Family Wanted. 3/2 Home with over 1,600 sqft. Fireplace, large private fenced backyard! MLS #79943. Paula Lawrence Hallmark Real Estate (386) 623-1973 FOR SALE BYOWNER 3 BR/2 BA, 2,600 sq. ft., 10 acres, built-in pool, screened porch off pool, beautiful sunrise & lots of nature to be seen, $225,000 OBO. Call 386-292-9333. Home Retreat! Immaculate Home. Outdoor kitchen, fenced pool/patio. MLS #80393 Teresa Spradley Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343 810Home forSale LARGE 2,000+SqFt 3BR/2BA home near schools & shopping ONLY$28,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY, INC. 755-5110 #77505 NEAR SUMMERSELEM! 3BR/2BAw/1,705 SqFt w/FP$119,500 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80463 Picadilly Park Area, Nice Brick 3/2 on large .836 acre lot. Fenced back yard, work shop, pole barn. Patti Taylor@Access Realty MLS #78989 $129,900, 623-6896. Poole Realty, Donna Dawson, Lake view, newly remodeled, 5BR/5BA, balcony, spiral stairs to patio, on one acre. $295,000 MLS#78495, 386-288-5679 Poole Realty Glenda McCall, 3/2 in 55+ Eastside Retirement Comm., w/Florida room, lg. kit., patio, sprinkler, 2 car gar.$135,000 MLS#79546, 386-208-5244 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, 4/2, 2,100+sq. ft. huge master br. w/walk-in closet, screened back porch, detached gar., $184,000 MLS #80283, 386-208-3847. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, BIG House, 2,100 sqft. 10’ceilings, on beautiful 10 ac., incl. outdoor bld. 18x25, $259,000, MLS #80224, 386-208-3847 Live Oak, FL Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah, Furn. River Front on the Suwannee, 5 acr., home is deceivingly spacious and can entertain plenty. $127,000. MLS#80271 386-208-3847 Poole Realty, William Golightly, 3/1 Brick mins. from everything, wood laminate flooring, fenced around 2 sides, 1 car gar., $95,000 MLS# 80275, 386-590-6681 PRICE SLASHED!3BR/2BA Brick home REMODELED! Fenced backyard $69,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #78340 Refreshing! Looking for a clean home inside and out, this is it! 3/2, 1,600 sqft. Nice area MLS #80191 Janet Creel Hallmark Real Estate (386) 719-0382 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, 4/2 lrg. home on 1 acre. Granite floors, open kit. & Fla. room, wrap around front porch, $129,000 MLS#77292 Room to Run. Desirable Location on an acre of land. 3/2, 1,300 sqft. brick home. MLS #80332 Jay Sears Hallmark Real Estate (386) 867-1613 Victorian on 2.66 acres. Double deck porches, fireplaces, incls. triplewide MH, Total of 9 BR/3 BA. PattiTaylor@ Access Realty MLS #71594, $149,900, 623-6896 820Farms & Acreage4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, Great investment property in city limits. Both units occupied with tenants that want to stay. $50,000 MLS#79206 952Vans & Sport Util. Vehicles2007 DODGE Caravan Low mileage 58,900 $14,500 or Best Offer Call 386-755-5834 SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDSSelling your stuff is simple with a little help from the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Let our sales team help you place an ad today, in print and online! Call 386-755-5440 or go to www.lakecityreporter.com REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 North Florida Battery & Core New Batteries For Automotive Truck Marine Industrial RV Motorcycle Lawn Tractors Sealed Batteries For Alarm Feeders Gates Scooters Computers WE BUY JUNK BATTERIES Call Ken 386-755-5711 894 N. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL New Batteries Most Cars & Trucks $ 55 ea. w/exchange Golf Cart Batteries $ 90 ea. w/exchange 6 volt SALE! SALE! New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $136 $ 29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires April 30, 2012 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP NOBODY! Does it like Ask Your Neighbor FREE! DELIVERY FREE! Setup & Removal Old Bedding $ 999 12 MONTHS INTEREST WAC 1678 US HWY 90 W 754-4654 across from Kens B-B-Q Luxury Pillow Top Full or Queen Set $ 599 $ 297 QUEEN SIZE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS $ 377 US 90 East, Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 755-9130 Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY G. W. HUNTER, INC. 1130 US Hwy 90 W (386) 752-5890 WE NOW HAVE ETHANOL FREE PLUS GASOLINE ONLY AT INTENDED USES: BOATS & WATERCRAFTS COLLECTABLE VEHICLES OFF-ROAD VEHICLES MOTORCYCLES SMALL ENGINES SHANDS Lake City, Live Oak and Starke, Florida Womens Center of Florida ALL MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICAID & MEDICARE FREE Pregnancy Ultrasound WITH THIS AD* *Insurance Billing may occur if necessary. Some Restrictions apply. OBSTRETRICS & GYNECOLOGY PRENATAL CARE & ULTRASOUNDS STDS & HPV TESTING BIRTH CONTROL & INFERTILITY MENOPAUSE & INCONTINENCE WEIGHT LOSS & 4D ULTRASOUNDS $ 70 BOTOX & LASER HAIR REMOVAL $ 70 NO INSURANCE VISITS $ 50 CHANDLER MOHAN, MD EMAD ATTA, MD ANN MARIE FENN, CNM 386-466-1106 SERVICES: OB-GYN www.myobcare.com T IMELESS M EMORIES 386-466-1888 Great For Flowers Herbs Strawberries WE DO EMBROIDERY... Shirts, Hats, Polos, and More! CALL US TODAY 1-866-GO-TEEKO Fast, Friendly, Professional Service! 1-866-GO-TEEKO (1-866-468-3356) Many Colors to Choose From! High Volume Discounts! After Luck & RGIII, its anxious time for players By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated Press NEW YORK Andrew Luck knows exactly where hes heading, and so does Robert Griffin III. For the rest of the college stars preparing for the NFL draft Thursday night, the anxiety is building. Nobody is looking forward to the green room at Radio City Music Hall. It kind of made me a little nervous when we were talking to the commis sioner and he said, Youll be back there for an hour and itll feel like youve been back there for five days, Southern California tackle Matt Kalil said. Ill be sweatin up a storm back there, and I want to have my name called and not have to wait too long. He shouldnt have to worry much about that. Most mock drafts project Kalil to go third overall to Minnesota after Luck heads to Indianapolis and Griffin to Washington. But he knows better than to put much stock in the predraft chatter. I stopped paying atten tion to all of that stuff, said Kalil, attending an NFL event at a playground in Manhattan. No one really has a clue. Unless youre the GM of a team, you dont really know who a team is going to pick, so you just let it all play out. Thats the approach for the nearly two dozen other players wholl be at Radio City and have no idea when they might walk onto the stage, shake Commissioner Roger Goodells hand and hold up the jersey of the team with which theyll start their professional career. For Luck and RGIII, they know whats going on and they know where theyre going to live and all that kind of stuff, Alabama safety Mark Barron said. A lot of us other guys, were still wondering where were going to be living for the next however many years. Griffin, the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, is comforted by already knowing hell be a mem ber of the Redskins. But he thinks he might actually miss the draft-day jitters. Well, at least a little bit. It kind of puts yourself at ease, he said, but it does kind of rob you of that natural draftee experi ence where you dont know where youre going and youre in limbo. Added South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram: Yeah, I guess that would be kind of different. You wont get that adrena line of, Oh, man. I hope they pick me, when you know where youre going. Luck will go No. 1 overall to Indianapolis after a ter rific career at Stanford. Like Griffin, he is also expected to step right into a starting job as a rookie. I guess its nice, but theres always competition in football and if I go out there and lay an egg and Im not the best quarterback out there, I hope they dont start me, Luck said. Im excited, though. Im going to go out there and hopeful ly play, obviously, and put my best foot forward and enjoy all the guys. Luck, the son of former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck, acknowledged that it was a relief to know hell be going to the Colts even if theyre starting from scratch after they released Peyton Manning. Obviously, the slate has been wiped somewhat clean with some new coaches and some players who have gone or left, but Ill try to come in there and work as hard as I can, Luck said. If that means its a rebuilding process, I guess you can label it as that. The guys Im sure are working very hard and I just want to get out there and join them. After Luck and Griffin, Texas A&Ms Ryan Tannehill is expected to be the next quarterback taken possibly eighth overall by Miami, where hed be reunited with Mike Sherman. The new Dolphins offensive coordi nator was Tannehills head coach the last four years. If I did happen to go there, it would be good, said Tannehill, who would compete with starter Matt Moore. It would give me some familiarity with the offense, so I think it would help ease the transition a little bit. Oklahoma States Justin Blackmon will likely be the first wide receiver picked, possibly as high as No. 4 by Cleveland. Notre Dames Michael Floyd, Georgia Techs Stephen Hill and Baylors Kendall Wright are other receivers who might go in the opening round. Its a great time to come into the league if you are a receiver, said Blackmon, a two-time winner of the Biletnikoff Award as col lege footballs top receiver. More teams are throw ing the ball a lot more, its more wide open than ever on offense. Other players who could be top-10 picks are Ingram, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, LSU cor nerback Morris Claiborne, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples. After winning the nation al championship in January, Alabama could be a big win ner in the opening round. Crimson Tide teammates Barron, Richardson, line backers Courtney Upshaw and Donta Hightower, and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick could all hear their names called Thursday night. This is a great experi ence, especially when you have a team where we came from, Richardson said. All these guys are going to the draft and were all going to be in the first round. Alabama set the bar high last year when they had four come out and all four went in the first round. Hopefully we can break that record and have five. ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL football draft prospects Andrew Luck (left) of Stanford, and Robert Griffin III, of Baylor, attend a reception during their visit to the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The college stars are preparing for the NFL draft Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.