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Vol. 138 No. 67 CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4A Faith & Values ........... 6,7A Obituaries .............. 5A Comics ................. 7B Puzzles ................ 6-7BTODAY IN PEOPLEAllman postpones book tourCOMING SUNDAYLocal news roundup89 58Mostly SunnyWEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterFRIDAY, APRIL 27 & SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM WEEKEND EDITION Lake City ReporterFRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75LAKECITYREPORTER.COM1A Tree giveawayThe Lake City/Columbia County Beautification Committee will hold the annual National Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at Memorial Stadium on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Selections include American elm, dahoon holly, black walnut, live oak, southern magnolia, dogwood, and maple. Proper proof of residency must be presented to receive two free trees. 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. Pioneer DaysHigh Springs Pioneer Days are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown High Springs. Heritage Village will be open demonstrators like black smithing and yarn weaving. There will also be a shootout re-enactment, rides and activities for all ages, craft vendors and food.Free concertThe Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale will be in concert at First Presbyterian Church of Lake City on Saturday 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 door. Edible plant hikeBig Shoals State Park will present the fourth annual edible plant hike on Saturday offering 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. It is highly recommended participants bring plenty of water, bug spray and an appetite. 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. ASSOCIATED PRESSFlorida Highway Patrol Troopers inspect the damage from a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 near Gainesville in January. The Florida Highway Patrol is releasing a report on the fogand smoke-shrouded Interstate 75 crash that killed 11 people. Report: Troopers erred before I-75 crashesBy BILL KACZOR and BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant opposed reopening a fogand smokeshrouded interstate highway, but he was overruled by a higher-ranking officer shortly before a series of crashes killed 11 people, state investigators said in a report released Thursday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded state troopers made errors but found no criminal violations. Early in the morning of Jan. 29, wildfire smoke mixed with fog blanketed six-lane Interstate 75 near Gainesville where it cut through Paynes Prairie State Park, a low area that lacks billboards or other lighting. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bruce Simmons was wanted to keep the highway closed, but Lt. John Gourley gave the order to reopen it because visibility had improved. Gourley was worried keeping the highway closed also would be dangerous. Within 30 minutes of the highway reopening, the first of six separate fatal crashes began, involving at least a dozen cars, pickup trucks and a van, six semitrailer trucks and a motorhome. Some vehicles burst into flames, making it difficult to identify the dead. Eighteen other victims were hospitalized. Simmons used some rural slang in telling a sheriffs deputy, in a conversation recorded on the troopers in-car video equipment, that he argued against reopening it: I tried to tell them to leave that sumbuck closed and they wouldnt listen to me. I said it will roll in faster than you can shut it down, Simmons continued. This crap wouldnt have happened if hed have listened. Gourley told investiga tors he was unaware of any specific policy or procedure and never received any formal training on opening or closing roads. He did not immediately respond to a telephone message left at the Highway Patrols Gainesville office seeking comment Thursday. A home phone listing for him could not be found. The report faulted the Highway Patrol for failing to create effective guidelines for such situations and said troopers did not adequately share critical information among themselves just before the crashes occurred. They never consulted technical specialists with the Forestry Service or National Weather Service. Once traffic resumed flowing, the Highway Patrol failed to actively monitor the highway conditions, the report said. It noted that Gourley left I-75 to patrol U.S. 441 while Simmons and another trooper took a meal break. A fourth trooper was parked writing a report and fifth was at his off-duty job working security at a rest area. Simmons twice told Gourley about the potential for poor visibility to return. Gourley, though, was worried that keeping the highway closed would result in secondary crashes based on his prior experience investigating such wrecks. Other factors in his decision were that U.S. 441, the major detour route, also was closed and the only alternative was a twolane road through a small town that couldnt handle CRASH continued on 3AFallen heroes to be salutedCeremony to honor firefighters, corrections officer. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe greatest sacrifice public safety officers can make is to lay down their lives for country, family or community. Its the ultimate sacrifice. Next week local officials will honor and pay tribute to 15 public safety officers who have made that sacrifice while protecting and serving the residents of Columbia County. The Lake City Fire Department will serve as the host agency for the 2012 Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Day ceremony which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 182 NE Justice St. The Fallen Heroes cer emony honors the 15 individuals who have died in the line of duty in the history of Columbia County. The program is designed to be an opportunity for local, state and emergency services agencies to gather together in honor of Fallen Heroes. The event honors and remembers the ulti -Burch Fulton Thomas HEROES continued on 3A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterNature sceneA moth alights on a flower along Branford Highway in Columbia County Thursday afternoon.Charter review hearings for public set for May 10 startBy HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comPublic hearings for amendments put forward by the Columbia County Charter Review Commission will begin May 10 at the School Board Administrative Complex at 6 p.m. Three public hearings are scheduled to take place before the commission votes on amendments to the countys charter. Public hearings will be composed of a short presentation on county and charter governments. Six amendments will be presented and opened to the public for discussion. Removal of the obligation to provide agendas and materials via the Internet to the public was put forward. Obligations to provide notice to subordinate boards would also be removed. An amendment allowing the county commission to change the procedure for removing the county manager was also passed to public hearing. An addi tional amendment will be presented that takes away the ability for a department head to appeal termination by the county manager. Redistricting guidelines were discussed. The creation of a citizen redistrictREVIEW continued on 3A
An exclusive service brought to our readers by The W eather 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 Actor Jack Klugman is 90. Announcer Casey Kasem is 80. Actress Judy Carne is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cuba Gooding is 68. Rock singer Kate Pierson (The B-52s) is 64. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 63. Rock musician Ace Frehley is 61. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 53. Actress Maura West is 40. Actress Sally Hawkins is 36. Rock singer-musician Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 33. Actress Ari Graynor is 29. Rock singer-musician Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) is 28.AROUND FLORIDA City council wants guns out of GOP conventionTAMPA The Tampa City Council voted Thursday to ask Gov. Rick Scott to help them ban concealed weapons outside the Republican National Convention. The council will send a letter to Scott asking him to consult with the Cabinet and legislative leaders on how to address the public safety issue. We believe it is necessary and prudent to take this reasonable step to prevent a potential tragedy, council member Lisa Montelione said in the draft letter. Scotts press secretary, Lane Wright, said in email to The Associated Press that the governors office is evaluating the options and working with local officials to come up with an appropriate solution. The Florida Legislature passed a law last year preventing cities and counties from passing local gun regulations. Tampa officials want Scott to use his executive power to suspend that law during the Aug. 27-30 convention. The Secret Service has previously stated that no one but on-duty law enforcement officers will be allowed to carry guns inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the convention. Tampa officials want that ban extended to an area that covers downtown and a few surrounding areas. Mayor Bob Buckhorn said he also plans to make a similar request to Scott.Citizens board postpones bid to increase ratesTALLAHASSEE The governing board for the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. at least temporarily backed off a proposal Thursday to begin charging rates for new business next year at rates higher than allowed by law. Although existing Citizens policyholders are protected from large premium increases by a 10 percent statutory cap, the insurer wanted to test what one member described Thursday as an ambiguity in the law to pursue higher rates on customers who contract with the company after Jan. 1, 2013. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, were among those cautioning the board Thursday against going ahead with such an increase. The removal of the cap for new business is beyond the scope of legislative intent, Atwater wrote in a terse three-paragraph note to Citizens Board Chairman Carlos Lacasa of Miami. I would urge the board to carefully consider the policy implications.Judge: State worker drug testing unconstitionalMIAMI A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scotts order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant suspicionless testing. The ruling marks the second blow to Scotts proposals regarding drug testing. The governor also suspended a state law he supported that required drug testing for welfare recipients last year after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal judge in Orlando has temporarily blocked that law. The ACLU and a government workers union also filed a lawsuit last year challenging Scotts order to drug test state employees, saying the testing violates the Fourth Amendment by subjecting state workers to an unreasonable search without adequate suspicion that they used drugs. Scott, who suspended drug testing for state employees in June, said he will appeal Thursdays ruling.Bus attendant hurt in Daytona Beach accidentDAYTONAL BEACH Officials say no students were injured when a school bus heading to a Daytona Beach elementary school was rear-ended near an entrance ramp to Interstate 95. Volusia County school district spokeswoman Nancy Wait says a bus attendant on board to help special needs children was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after complaining of pain. The bus driver was not injured in the 8:30 a.m. crash. Wait said 26 children on the bus. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a parent of a student in a wheelchair requested that the child be taken to the hospital as a precaution.Man dies after firing gun he thought was unloadedTAMPA Hillsborough County Sheriffs deputies say a 19-year-old man died when he fired a round on a handgun that was being passed around by friends in a house near Tampa. Deputies say Taylor J. McKenna was socializing with friends early Thursday when someone showed an unloaded handgun to the group. According to deputies, McKenna didnt realize that someone loaded the gun when he picked it up and fired one round. It struck him in the head, killing him. (AP)Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25 NIV Allman postpones book tour for testsNASHVILLE, Tenn. Poor health hasnt robbed Gregg Allman of his sense of humor. Just as it seemed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member was finally over the effects of his liver transplant two years ago, hes been forced to delay his upcoming book tour to promote his new memoir, My Cross to Bear, for heart tests. But in a phone interview Thursday afternoon he seemed in good spirits as he described his latest health problem. Its just one of those make-sure tests, you know, Allman said. My heart goes into A Fib (atrial fibrillation) and does those beats you know, instead of going du-dun, dudun, du-dun, it goes ta-da-dat-ta-dadoot-doot. Theres a little reggae in there somewhere. Allman is scheduled to undergo tests Friday at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He had a liver transplant due to Hepatitis C at the same clinic in 2010 and has been steadily recovering since, though hes been forced to cancel or postpone performances from time to time because of setbacks. He recently had hernia surgery related to the transplant and says he feels as well as he has in some time. Its unclear if his heart problems are related to the transplant.HBO producing documentary about George H.W. BushNEW YORK HBO is producing a documentary on the first President George Bush to debut two days after his 88th birthday in June. Titled , the film about the 41st president is being produced by Jerry Weintraub, a friend of the Bush family and himself the subject of My Way, another HBO documentary. Jeffrey Roth, who made The Wonder of It All about Apollo moon walkers, is directing and writing the film. It was made between September 2009 and February 2011. HBO said Friday that Bush, father of the 43rd president, shares anecdotes about his youth, various jobs and term as president from 1989 to 1993. Its first airing is on June 14.Pioneering New York disc jockey Fornatale dies at 66NEW YORK Rock music fans are mourning the death of Pete Fornatale, a beloved radio disc jockey who promoted the best new musicians for decades in his easy, free-form style. Fornatale was 66 when he died Thursday in New York. At New Yorks Fordham University, his alma mater, president Joseph McShane called the DJ the voice of several generations who interviewed the hottest musicians and played their new songs. As a DJ on WNEW-FM in the 1970s, his format was to play lesser-known artists and album cuts beyond the hit singles.40 New York City historic sites vie for $3M in grantsNEW YORK The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced $3 million in grants for preservation projects at 40 New York City historic sites. The group says its asking the public to vote online for their favorite site before allocating the funds. The top four vote-getters will be guaranteed their full grant request up to $250,000. The top winners will be announced May 22. The balance will be distributed among the remaining sites. The voting kicked off Thursday at www.partnersinpreservation.com The Partners in Preservation grants are part of a joint initiative of the Trust and American Express.Indiana fairs, festivals await word on stage rigging rulesINDIANAPOLIS Organizers of some of Indianas county fairs and small festivals are anxiously awaiting new rules governing the type of rigging involved in last summers deadly State Fair stage collapse. Details of the proposed temporary rules, which a state commission may vote on next week, have not been released and thats stirring up concern among festival organizers who fear they could face new costs to comply with the regulations, said Gale Gerber, vice president of the Indiana State Festivals Association. He said many of the 450 festivals and fairs held across Indiana each year operate on shoestring budgets and cannot afford new costs. A lot of these small festivals have budgets under $2,000 or $3,000 to run their festivals. If these rules bring new expenses, theres no way they can handle that, Gerber said. The Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission will meet Wednesday to consider the proposed rules, which were prompted by the Aug. 13 collapse of stage rigging that killed seven people and injured dozens before a scheduled Sugarland concert at the State Fair in Indianapolis. State fair organizers werent required to have that rigging inspected because it was a temporary structure not covered under Indiana law. (AP) Wednesday: 7-11-39-46-50-53 x4 Thursday: Afternoon: 5-7-2 Night: 5-1-0 Wednesday: 1-10-11-12-162A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 Thursday: Afternoon: 7-7-7-3 Night: 9-3-9-2Allman HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ 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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 LOCAL & ST A TE LAKE CITY REPORTER 3A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 3A3A CANCER BENEFIT DINNERfor Shelby Witt BaxterSaturday, April 28, 2012 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Hopeful Baptist Church Tickets: $10 DonationAll proceeds go to medical expenses. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 3A3A CANCER BENEFIT DINNERfor Shelby Witt BaxterSaturday, April 28, 2012 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Hopeful Baptist Church Tickets: $10 DonationAll proceeds go to medical expenses. mate sacrifices made by these individuals. The keynote address for this years service will be delivered by Ken Tucker, Florida Department of Corrections secretary. This year the Public Safety Memorial Day will also honor three individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice during the past year: Josh O. Burch and Brett L. Fulton with the Florida Forest Service who both died fighting a wildfire on June 20, 2011 and Columbia Correction Institution Sgt. Ruben H. Thomas III who died March 18. Frank Armijo, Lake City Fire Department assistant chief, said Tuesdays service will be the ninth annual Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Day. On behalf of the Lake City Fire Department and Chief Carlton Tunsil, Id like to thank the Columbia County Public Safety Committee members who continue to keep this ceremony going, Armijo said. This years ceremony will include a musical tribute and a presentation of colors by a multi-agency honor guard. Its important to hold this event annually to honor the fallen and respect them and their families, Armijo said. Sadly to report weve had to add three fallen heroes from Columbia County this year. These fallen public safety personnel made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives protecting the public from harm, thats why we honor and respect them. We want this tradition to continue on. Congress has designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 21 as National Police Week. The Columbia County Public Safety Committee designated May 1 as the 2012 Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Day, Armijo said. The Columbia County Public Safety Memorial Day is for the recognition of all public safety agencies in the public safety family that are serving in the community to pay our respects to those who gave their all and unselfishly made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in a safer community, he said. Armijo also noted why the service is important to him as a first responder. The service brings to light for all agencies the dangers and the risks of our professions that weve chosen as a career to protect the public, he said. It shows the respect and honors the 15 Columbia County public safety personnel. A monument on the west side of Lake DeSoto contains the names of fallen heroes who have died in the line of duty.HEROES: Ceremony highlights fallenContinued From Page 1A heavy traffic. He also worried that directing drivers onto unfamiliar roads in the early morning hours would be hazardous. Col. David Brierton, the Highway Patrols director, said in a statement that he was still reviewing the report with the agencys inspector generals office and would respond in the next few weeks. As a result of our own after-action review, the Patrol is already making some changes, to include training and protocol changes, Brierton said. He said his agency would continue to work with the state Department of Transportation and Florida Forestry Service to implement best practices. Its too early to consider disciplinary action, said Courtney Heidelberg, spokeswoman of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which includes the Highway Patrol. She noted the department asked for an outside investigation, which then was ordered by Gov. Rick Scott. The Highway Patrol also is conducting a homicide investigation, which is expected to be completed in mid-May, Heidelberg said. The report recommends the Highway Patrol clarify procedures in its policy manual and adopt mandatory protocols rather than merely suggesting guidelines. It also calls for the state to improve roadway warning signage. The Florida Legislature already has appropriated $4 million for visibility evaluation equipment and signage to alert travelers on all Florida interstates. The Department of Transportation has entered one contract with the University of Central Florida and is planning another with Florida State University to research equipment and forecasting procedures. The victims included five people in a van returning to Kennesaw, Ga., from an Orlando church retreat: 43-year-old pastor Jose Carmo Jr., his wife, Arianna, 39, and their 17-year-old daughter, Leticia, as well as Carmos 38-year-old brother, Edson, and his girlfriend, Roselia DeSilva, 41. Alonso Olivera, a friend of the Carmos, who were originally from Brazil, didnt want to talk about the report. Olivera, though, said another daughter, 15-year-old Lidiane Carmo, who survived the crash, is still undergoing physical therapy three times a week but is no longer in the hospital. He said shes also still dealing with the emotional effects of the crash. Seventeen-year-old Sabryna Hughes Gilley died with her father, Michael Hughes, 39, and her stepmother, Lori Lynne Brock-Hughes, 46, in a pickup truck. They were on their way from Pensacola to Sarasota for a relatives funeral. Vontavia Robinson, 22, of Williston died when his car crashed into the back of another pickup that had slammed into a semi stopped in the middle southbound lane. Jason Lee Raikes, 26, and his girlfriend, Christie Diana Nguyen, 27, were killed when their Toyota Matrix crashed in the northbound lanes. Raikes had moved to Gainesville from Richmond, Va., a year earlier to be with Nguyen.CRASH: Troopers erred before tragedy on I-75Continued From Page 1A ing advisory committee composed of registered voters in Columbia County was passed to public hearing. The committee would serve to advise the Board of County Commissioners during the redistricting process as well as set timelines for action. The commission motioned to move an amendment to public hearing to add two atlarge seats to the county commission. The at-large seats would be staggered so that a new commissioner would be elected every two years. If the amendment were to pass, the commissioners would be elected in 2014. During the initial term, one commissioner would serve a two-year term and the second would serve four years. Elections held thereafter would be held every four years. An amendment giving authority to the county commission to control the employment and duties of the county attorney will also be presented at the public hearing. The county attorney is currently an elected position. Columbia County is the only county with an elected county attorney in the state. Two additional public hearings will be held on May 24 and June 5 at the School Board Administrative Complex. At the June 5 meeting, the commission will vote whether to include the amendments in the countys charter.REVIEW: Public hearings set to start on May 10Continued From Page 1A US 90 4-lane project gets good receptionBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Florida Department of Transportation project to improve traffic flow on the U.S. 90 corridor west of town by expanding the roadway to four lanes appeared to be welcomed by area residents and business owners. Gina Busscher, DOT District 2 public information director, said most people wanted to know why it took so long. The Florida Department of Transportation held an open forum and a public comment period Thursday night to discuss the project where U.S. Highway 90 will become a four-lane roadway from Northwest Lake City Avenue west to Brown Road. About 30 people registered at the meeting, which was held at the Comfort Inn and Suites. No public comments were voiced during the public comment period because most residents and business officials spoke with DOT officials on entering the room and left the meeting once their questions had been answered. We held the meeting to familiarize the residents and business owners in the area of our upcoming plans to reconstruct U.S. 90 from Lake City Avenue to Brown Road, Busscher said. The stretch of road to get the improvements is approximately 1.3 miles long. The cost of the project is estimated to be around $15 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2013, possibly in January, and is expected to take 550 days roughly a year and a half. This is going to be a very complicated project because were converting it from a two-lane road with ditches to a roadway that will be fourlaned with a raised median, bicycle lanes, sidewalks and an underground drainage system where all the water will be funneled down to a 22-acre pond off Pinemount Road, Busscher said. The project also calls for improvement work at the intersections of Brown, Turner and Pinemount roads, as well as the addition of a traffic signal at Lake City Avenue. DOT officials said the project is being done based on increasing traffic counts, roadway maintenance, and the number of accidents on the roadway based on a study to expand the roadway about 10 years ago. According to a DOT annual traffic count conducted last year, 26,000 vehicles per day use the stretch of roadway west of the I-75 ramp that will be improved. However, west of County Road 252, the traffic count goes down to 20,300 vehicles per day. In addition to providing information about the project, Busscher said DOT personnel learned that when they are ready to begin the project, they should contacts residents again to make sure they are aware of it. We have a few areas where we need to go back and look at with our design team to make sure were accommodating the traf fic flow, she said. Even though the project doesnt start until early 2013, were still going to be doing some utility work between now and then. DOT officials also unveiled plans for another project, scheduled for at least two years in the future, in which officials plan to make improvements at the I-75 interchange on U.S. 90. Were going to move some traffic signals around to make traffic flow better, Busscher said. TODD WILSON/Lake City ReporterChamber mixerGuang Dong restaurant hosted a Chamber of Commerce mixer Thursday evening. More than 50 were in attendance. Counties challenge Medicaid pay lawScott keeps tuition pledgeTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott must decide whether he wants to let two major universities raise tuition higher than what is currently allowed. Scott is expected on Friday to either sign or veto a bill that would let the University of Florida and Florida State University increase tuition rates above the current 15 percent a year cap. Scott earlier this week said he remained undecided on the bill (HB 7129). But several times this year Scott has said he does not support raising tuition at this time. The governor did sign a budget, however, that allows Florida colleges to raise tuition five percent. Supporters of the bill contend the extra tuition money will allow UF and FSU to compete nationally with other well-known public universities in North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan.By BILL KACZORAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Association of Counties and 47 individual counties sued the state on Thursday to challenge a new Medicaid law thats expected to cost local taxpayers millions. The new law will require counties to pay more than $300 million in disputed billings owed to the state-federal health care program for lowincome and disabled people. Counties are required to pay a share of the expenses for their residents. The lawsuit, which was filed in Tallahassees state circuit court, contends the counties are being made to pay for rampant errors by Floridas electronic billing system. The laws supporters say the counties simply are trying to avoid paying their fair share. Through this error-ridden scheme, the state is coercing counties into paying for lawfully time-barred back bills, as well as new Medicaid obligations, that cannot rightfully be traced to their communities, the counties lawyers wrote in the lawsuit.
O nce again, I did not bring an umbrella. Or a coat. Or a hat or scarf or gloves or snow boots. Or a rope to tie down my goat. For the record, I dont own a goat. Its an expression I grew up with. Where I come from, if winds exceed average velocity, its time, figuratively speaking, to go out and tie down your goat. Even if you dont own one. I am a meteorological mag net for unseasonable weather. I should be a travel icon on www.weather.com. Before going any where, you could click on me to determine whether, God help you, I might be going there, too. In which case, you should can cel your plans and stay the heck at home. If you must go, at least, go prepared: Pack warm clothing. Say goodbye to your loved ones. And take a minute to update your will. Ive attracted dust storms in the desert. Torrential rains in Mexico. Tornadoes in Indiana. Hurricanes in the South. And enough snow to make Santa hang up his boots and put his reindeer out to pasture. Years ago, I was assigned by the newspaper I worked for, to host readers on a cruise through the Mediterranean. All was well until the night we were beset by an unexpected storm with 90-mph winds and 25-foot seas. Waves were so rough I was tossed, I swear, out of bed. Twice. Folks were sick as dogs. Remarkably, no one com plained. Either they didnt know about my reputation for attracting foul weather or were too busy throwing up. You would think by now, know ing what I know, that Id never leave home without an umbrella and a life vest. What can I say? Some of us are slow to learn. And quick to forget. Truth is, Ive always believed that the mark of a good outing is how little you have to take along. When my children were small, I cultivated friends who were prepared for any possibility -women who owned a vast array of Tupperware and would pack for a simple outing to the park like pioneers crossing the prairie in a covered wagon. I liked those women a lot. Most anything I needed, I could count on them to pack. They made my life much easier. But we can never truly be prepared for everything. Not weather. Not people. Not life. Why not skip all the heavy lift ing and travel light? I just spent a few days speaking in Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va., two cities divided by a state line, but united by a lot of good people. When I arrived, it was cloudy, but balmy, typical late-April weather. By nightfall, the forecast was rain mixed with snow, gusty winds and near-freezing tempera tures. I put on everything in my suit case and sat on the heater in my hotel room, watching rain flecked with snow make little pockmarks on the pool. But weather didnt hamper the turnout or dampen the spirit at the cities Mayors Awards of Distinction ceremony, or at the gathering the next day at the public library, a wonderful facility shared by both cities. People showed up smiling, as they always do, to welcome a stranger to their midst and make her feel right at home. I have learned to rely on the kindnesses of strangers, to bask in their warmth and take shelter in all that we share in common, and to be reminded, lest I ever forget, that we are far more alike than we are different in the every day matters of the heart. But it probably wouldnt hurt me to pack an umbrella. And maybe a pair of socks. L et there be no mis-take about how the Obama administra-tion views its regula-tory role. Americas oil and gas producers are under siege from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and its hitting consumers in their pocket-books. According to one of President Obamas top appoin-tees at the agency, this is delib-erate. EPA Region 6 administra-tor Al Armendariz instructed his enforcement staff to apply a rather brutal general phi-losophy when dealing with the fossil-fuels industry. It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean, Mr. Armendariz explained at a meeting in 2010. Theyd go into a little Turkish town some-where, theyd find the first five guys they saw, and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. Mr. Obama appointed Mr. Armendariz to run the EPAs efforts in the south-central region of the country, which includes the oil-rich states of Texas and Oklahoma. Sooner State Republican Sen. James M. Inhofe took to the Senate floor Wednesday to announce an oversight investigation into how Mr. Armendariz was imple-menting this strategy to block hydraulic fracturing, or frack-ing, which is the most promis-ing technique for extracting domestic oil and gas resources. Mr. Inhofe thinks Range Resources Corp. is the most outrageous example of an innocent rounded up by the EPA to send a message. The firm uses fracking to provide affordable and clean energy, which undercuts the Obama administrations push for windmills and solar panels. On Dec. 7, 2010, EPA faxed a letter to Range Resources asserting that an imminent and substantial endangerment to a public drinking water aquifer has occurred arising from the companys operations in Parker County, Texas. This letter was sent at 4 p.m., after a press conference and media blitz by agency staff meant to blame fracking for dangerous conditions at a wealthy land owners private well. EPA threatened $50,000 per day in fines and demanded immediate compliance. The company pointed out that the presence of natural gas in water wells in the area is because of geology, not drill ing. High levels of methane were found naturally in water long before the company had any operations in the area. A federal district judge and a state agency agreed there was no imminent danger because the well had been shut down. When the case landed before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year, judges during oral argu ments kept asking Justice Department and EPA repre sentatives, Where was the due process? for the company. The agency realized it couldnt win, and the case was dis missed on April 2. EPA issued no press release highlighting the fracking exoneration. They hope they can admit they were wrong quietly, Mr. Inhofe said. But were not going to let them get away with it. Americans might not be happy should they learn by November that such sordid tactics are contributing to their pain at the pump. Obamacrucifiesbusiness ONE OPINION ANOTHER VIEW D id you miss that important appoint-ment? Forget a birthday or an anniversary? Are you overwhelmed when things pile up? Is your to-do list a too-much-to-do list? Why not do a little spring cleaning? No, not your house, but how about spring cleaning your life? You can start by making some decisions. What do you want to keep in your life, and what do you want to chuck? Divide your life activities into three piles or categories: The keeper pile. What activities or interests are impor tant to you, that you want to keep, and use regularly? The save for later pile. What do you need to put in stor age a written plan, or a note on your calendar, with plans that youll want to use it sometime this year? The throw it out pile. What would you rather pitch out, and remove from your calendar and your daily schedule forever? This category might be old hab its, clutter in your life, or things in your life you arent going to use. How do you choose the keepers? These might be activities for your career, hob bies, sports, and interests, friendships. Do you enjoy read ing a book, drawing, walking the dog? How about a weekly golf game, visiting friends, taking a class, or learning new job skills? Do you enjoy riding a horse, going fishing, singing in the choir, connecting with friends on Facebook or Twitter, or hav ing dinner with friends? Make time for those activities in your life that you find valuable or important, or things that bring you enjoyment, fulfillment, per sonal growth and development. Dont be too busy for those important priorities in your life. How do you select the save for later pile? You have a vacation scheduled for Labor Day. You want to start getting together with friends for swims this summer, or neighborhood cookouts? Just put these on your annual calendar and act on them when they come up. Register for that fall class when August roles around. How about the pitch out pile? Take a look at the old habits, things in your life that no longer meet your needs or wants. Do you watch too much TV? Are you hoarding useless time-wasters, things that have lost their value to you? Are you storing them or keeping them around for othersthat is, other people want you to do them, but youve lost interest? Are you still doing things that are obsolete, out of habit? Dont save parts of your life that are obsolete, or duplicates. Get organized. Its kind of like organizing your desk, or your closet. Be the boss of your life, and also be your own sec retary. Use an in-box, a desk organizer or calendar, a to-do list. Get a filing cabinet, or set up files in your desk at home. You may want to use your com puter calendar. Dont let lifes adventures and opportunities slip by without a plan. No mat ter what abilities or capabilities you have, make the most out of what youve got to work with in life. If you just get one thing done a day, thats 365 in a year. Its spring; get out there and enjoy it. 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Hes certainly right that student debt can be a seri-ous opponent of students eco-nomic progress once they leave college. No wonder Republican Mitt Romney joined in the call for Congress to roll back the scheduled interest rate increase. But Democrats and Republicans are, as usual, spar-ring over how to pay the cost of keeping the rate at 3.4 percent, and its not certain Congress will act. So this is one of those (many) times when the public interest demands that the two parties reach agreement, and thats the message representa-tives and senators ought to be hearing and heeding. Equally, though, education administrators need to declare a truce in the nationwide arms race in which schools vie to offer enhanced and expensive amenities that have little to do with learning. And state legisla-tures should place higher prior-ity on maintaining historically modest tuition and fee levels at public universities. 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Jo Ann Virginia FaustJo Ann Virginia Faust, 77, of Lake City, passed away on April 25, 2012 at Lake City Medi-cal Center. Born Decem-ber 9, 1934 in Long Is-land, NY., to the late Ar-thur and Jean Pippin, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed working in the garden, quilt-ing by hand, and devoting time with her family. But she was also a very caring person who took time from her life by giv-ing 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 Dr. Catherlene JohnsonDr. Catherlene Johnson a resi-dent of White Springs passed away April 24, 2012 in White Springs, Florida.Dr. Cather-lene Johnson leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Monique B. Bry-ant; siblings: Sherry Johnson, Windy Gale Johnson, Tereja Thomas (Alonzo Thomas), Deborah Fay Johnson, Teresa Poke, Dottie Johnson, Louis Dean Johnson and Louis John-son; nieces, nephews, a special friend, Arthur Bryant and many other close relatives and friends.Dr. Catherlene Johnson was an accountant at PCS Phosphate in Hamilton County. Funeral ser-vice for Dr. Catherlene Johnson will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in White Springs, Florida. Viewing for family and friends will be Friday, April 27, 2012 at the New Jerusalem Bap-tist Church from 6 p.m until 8 pm.D.M. UDELL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of all arrangements. Call D.M. Udell and Sons at (386) 362-4189 or cell (386) 209-0223. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 LOCAL & STATE LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A STAFFJam tickets winnerCongratulations to Bre-Anne Shaw of Lake City, the first win ner of two general admission tickets to the Suwannee River Jam, courtesy of the Lake City Reporter. Presenting the tickets are Publisher Todd Wilson and Circulation Director Mandy Brown. For your chance to win Jam tickets, go Like the Lake City Reporters Faceb ook page. 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 email@example.comApril 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 magnolia, dogwood, and maple. A supervisor of elec-tions official will be avail-able to register voters and answer questions. Proper proof of residency must be presented to receive two free trees. Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, prepares 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 Purple Heart meetingChapter 772 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will be hold-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 hospi-tal Auditorium from 2 till 3 p.m. All Chapter members and holders of the Purple Heart Medal are request-ed to attend. For informa-tion 386-8671687.Hospice volunteer trainingHospice of the Nature Coast is providing orienta-tion training for individuals who are interested in learn-ing more about Hospice and Hospice volunteer opportu-nities. The volunteer train-ing 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 volun-teer opportunities. To qual-ify to work with patients, stay on from noon to 4 p.m. for patient support training (lunch provided). For ori-entation reservations, con-tact Hospice of the Nature Coast Volunteer Manager Rebecca McCuller at 386.755.7714.April 28Pioneer DaysHigh Springs Pioneer Days are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown High Springs. Heritage Village will be open demonstrators like black-smithing and yarn weaving. There will also be a shootout re-enactment, rides and activities for all ages, craft vendors and food.Free 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 ven dor booths, shop and get pampered. The $5 admis sion includes a chance to win Silver Suwannee Jam tickets or a Mariana brace let. 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 hid den 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 wood ed areas and fields of Big Shoals. It is highly recom mended participants bring plenty of water, bug spray and an appetite. There will be Junior Ranger handouts along with edible plant identi fication sheets. Admission to the one day event is $2 a per son 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 pavil ion. 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 survi-vors, 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 com-ing, exercises to sharpen skills of observation, open-ings and closings. We will come away excited about language. Pre-registration is required for this work-shop, 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 school ers. 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 commu nity youth and youth min istries 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 favor ite t-shirt to have an awe some time in the service. Call 386.365.5484 for more information or transporta tion.
The book of Hebrews begins by stating that God is now speaking to mankind through His Son. In times past, God spoke to the people through the prophets in many different ways (Hebrews 1:1). God even used angels to deliver His message. The author of Hebrews gives several reasons why Jesus is superior to angels. The author of Hebrews begins by asking the question, to which one of the angels did God ever refer to as His Son? He then quotes (as he frequently does throughout the book) two Old Testament passages. Jesus, by being a Son of God, is superior to angels. While He was still in the manger, an angel and a multitude of heavenly host praising God worshipped Jesus shortly after His birth (Luke 2:13, 14). Again the Hebrew writer gives two Old Testament passages to demonstrate Jesus is superior to angels because the angels worship Jesus. The third reason the Hebrew writer gives for why Jesus is superior to angels is because God has made His Son a king whose throne will be forever. God has placed a scepter in the hand of Jesus because Jesus loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Jesus had a part of creating everything from the very beginning. Even though the Heavens are the works of [His] hands (1:10), they will perish but Jesus will not. He will not be destroyed or come to an end (1:12). Jesus will continue to exist after everything which was created has been burned up. The final reasons the Hebrew writer gives for why Jesus is superior to angels is because God has made Jesus His right hand man. Jesus is seating at the right hand of God and God is working to make the enemies of Jesus the footstool for [His] feet (1:13). The question we might raise is, Why would the author go to such lengths to prove Jesus superior to angels? The answer is found at the beginning of chapter two. If the word the angels spoke to the prophets in times past proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, then the words of God Jesus has delivered will be held to such a high standard. Mankind is not going to be able to avoid the punishment of God just because His message was delivered to mankind by a human being whom God called His Son. When we read the Old Testament we often see that people were punished by God because they did not believe and obey what God had said to them through angels. This should serve as a great example to us that regardless of who the messenger of God is, we should obey what that messenger says, especially when that messenger of God is the Son of God. The author is trying to impress upon us how very important it is for us to listen to the words and message of God that was delivered by Jesus. Jesus is superior to the angels and because He is superior, we need to listen to Him. We will be held accountable for the message of God that Jesus delivered to mankind many centuries ago. Carlton G. McPeak is an evangelist working in the Lake City area. All Scriptural quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Holman Bible Publishers, unless otherwise stated.The past few weeks the word Christian has appeared in several publications. It is a word that is used so easily and many who use it seem to have no concept of its meaning. For instance, sometime back I heard a preacher in one of our neighboring towns say He loved living in this town because almost all are Christians, if you dont believe it go to the local Wal-Mart and ask them as they come out. He was implying that most will say they are. What is really meant by Christian, and what is a Christian, and most important, who is a Christian? The Biblical meaning is adherent of Christ. Adhere means to abide by, agree with, attach to, cement toon and on are words that tell us that if we are Christian, we are Christ-like. The disciples were formally called Christians first in Antioch (Acts 11:26). Agrippa recognized that to believe what Paul preached would make him a Christian (Acts 26:28). Peter accepted the name as in itself basis for persecution (I Peter 4:16). Thus gradually a name imposed by Gentiles was adopted by the disciples of Jesus. Some Jews had referred to them as the sect of the Nazarenes (Acts 24:5); and Paul, when a persecutor, as those of the Way (Acts 9:2). The New Testament calls the followers of Christ brethren (Acts 14:2); disciples (Acts 6:1, 2); saints (Acts 9:13; Romans 1:7; I Cor. 1:2); believers (I Timothy 4:12); the church of God (Acts 20:28; those that call upon the name of the Lord (Acts 9:14; Romans 10:12, 13); etc. To the first Christians, their own name mattered not at all: their concern was with the one Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 3:16; 4:10, 12; 5:28). Inevitably, the name which they invoked was given to them: Christians, Christs men. Its New Testament meaning is alone adequate for us. Some articles that appeared in the April Florida Baptist Witness seem to indicate that Christians need to rethink their stand on sin. And sin is anything that transgresses the law of God. Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If it was a sin 500 years ago, it is a sin today. So, how does one become a true Christian? He must first realize that he is a sinner and that his sin has separated him from God and that nothing he can do will fix it, because the penalty for sin is death. Then he must believe with all his being that the Lord Jesus Christ took his sin upon Himself and paid his death penalty for him on the cross. He must believe that God, the Father, accepted the payment for his sin by raising Jesus from the death three days later. That, my friend, is Gods simple plan of salvation! Any religion out there that does not recognize the Jesus of the Bible as Jesus, the Son of God, cannot be called Christian. Islam is not Christian; Buddhism is not Christian; Judaism, Hinduism, Hare Krishna are not Christian. The Bible says that Jesus was born of a virgin, as the Son of God. In other words, He was God in the second person. So, are you a real Christian, in action and not in word only? Hugh Sherrill, an ordained minister and Bible teacher at Eastside Baptist Church, is available for revivals.FAITH & VALUES BIBLICAL MEDITATION Carlton McPeakcarlton_mc@msn.com Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2011 www.lakecityreporter.com 6A What is a Christian? Jesus is superior to angels FAITH & VALUES BIBLICAL MEDITATIONCarlton McPeakcarlton_mc@msn.com Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 6A6AF&V BIBLE STUDIES Hugh Sherrill Jr.firstname.lastname@example.org
OngoingTractor raffleBethlehem Lutheran Church and Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church are raffling a 1960 MasseyFergus67on Tractor, quilts and an afghan. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Proceeds will help the churches youth groups attend the National Youth Gathering in Louisiana this summer, where youth will share in the spirit and rebuild areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tickets are available by calling 867-3169. The drawing will be May 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. You do not need to be present to win. 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. 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.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.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.Friendship serviceLake City Church of the Nazarene, Hwy 47 and Azalea Park Place will have a Friendship Sunday, April 29. Morning Worship is 10:45 a.m. followed by a covered dish luncheon and time of fellowship. Come and worship with us!May 3Day of prayerNational day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3. The community is invited to take their lunch break that day and pray together at noon in Olustee Park. Our local theme is Victory: On the Wings of Prayer. As thousands gather in His Name all over the country, we will be in prayer, praise and worship for our children, schools, city, county, state and nation. For more information and participation call at 344-9915.May 5Flea marketVendors are invited at one of the biggest flea markets in Central Florida on May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 17155 NW U.S. Hwy 441 in High Springs. Hundreds of buyers attend this annual event and this year record crowds will be seeking bargains in everything from handicrafts to antiques. Most of the 17 acres of church grounds will be open to the vendors to display their wares. Spaces are 12 by 12 feet and are available for $15. Each space is arranged to provide maximum visibility but early registration is required to get the best spaces. To reserve a space call 386-454-2358 or e-mail at stmadeleinecc@ windstream.net.Fashion showEpiphany Catholic Church, 1905 SW Epiphany Court, will have a spring fashion show and luncheon May 5 at noon in the social hall. The $10 donation includes lunch. For more information or to reserve your spot call by 386-3440045 by April 27. May 6Church homecomingLake City Church of God, 173 SE Ermine Ave, will be celebrating our 81st homecoming May 6 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Tommy Combs will be the guest speaker and music will feature The Singing reflections. Lunch will be served after the worship in the Family Life Center. Combs will return Monday night at 7 p.m. for a miracle healing service. May 9BBQ fundraiserA BBQ pork brown bag lunch fundraiser to benefit Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cheek & Scott parking lot, US 129 south in Live Oak. All proceeds will go to Love INC to help people in need in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. Lunch is $6 per person and will consist of a BBQ sandwich, chips and a dill pickle spear. Five or more orders to the same address can be delivered if requested. Please help Love INC help others by purchasing one of these delicious BBQ sandwich meals Wednesday, May 9. For more information call the Love INC office at 386364-4673. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 RELIGION LAKE CITY REPORTER 7A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 7A7AReligion Altrusa Club of Lake City Be a Diva For a Day!Altrusa International, Inc. of Lake City is a recognized international professional business club, committed to community service and developing leadership. Proceeds will be distributed to local charities. Banquet Facilities at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Call For More Info: 386-961-3217 Shopping bags will be handed out to participants. Enjoy vendors with items such as jewelry, handbags, candles, soaps, make-up, cakes, chocolates and more! Other displays include a variety of health screenings and food and beverages will be available. Presenting Sponsor: of Lake City Tickets Available at: 3rd Annual ENTERS YOUFOR A CHANCETO WIN$500Admission Ticket Up to $150 Value. Compliments of Wards Jewelry. Downtown Lake City a Mariana BraceletOR Two Silver Tickets to Bring your Mother, your BFF, your Sister or your Daughter! Make it a great day together while you shop and get pampered! Northside Church of ChristQuarterly Clothes & Can Food GivewaySaturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.Gingerly used & some new items 378 NW Gibson Lane Lake City, Fl www.Thenorthsidecoc.org(386) 755-0393,Secretarynscoc@gmail.comDirections: 41N., pass Badcocks Home Furniture Store, second left after the intersection light. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 7A7AReligion Altrusa Club of Lake City Be a Diva For a Day!Altrusa International, Inc. of Lake City is a recognized international professional business club, committed to community service and developing leadership. Proceeds will be distributed to local charities. Banquet Facilities at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Call For More Info: 386-961-3217 Shopping bags will be handed out to participants. Enjoy vendors with items such as jewelry, handbags, candles, soaps, make-up, cakes, chocolates and more! Other displays include a variety of health screenings and food and beverages will be available. Presenting Sponsor: of Lake City Tickets Available at: 3rd Annual ENTERS YOUFOR A CHANCETO WIN$500Admission Ticket Up to $150 Value. Compliments of Wards Jewelry. Downtown Lake City a Mariana BraceletOR Two Silver Tickets to Bring your Mother, your BFF, your Sister or your Daughter! Make it a great day together while you shop and get pampered! Northside Church of ChristQuarterly Clothes & Can Food Giveway Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.Gingerly used & some new items 378 NW Gibson Lane Lake City, Fl www.Thenorthsidecoc.org(386) 755-0393,Secretarynscoc@gmail.comDirections: 41N., pass Badcocks Home Furniture Store, second left after the intersection light. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 7A7AReligion Altrusa Club of Lake City Be a Diva For a Day!Altrusa International, Inc. of Lake City is a recognized international professional business club, committed to community service and developing leadership. Proceeds will be distributed to local charities. Banquet Facilities at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Call For More Info: 386-961-3217 Shopping bags will be handed out to participants. Enjoy vendors with items such as jewelry, handbags, candles, soaps, make-up, cakes, chocolates and more! Other displays include a variety of health screenings and food and beverages will be available. Presenting Sponsor: of Lake City Tickets Available at: 3rd Annual ENTERS YOUFOR A CHANCETO WIN$500Admission Ticket Up to $150 Value. Compliments of Wards Jewelry. Downtown Lake City a Mariana BraceletOR Two Silver Tickets to Bring your Mother, your BFF, your Sister or your Daughter! Make it a great day together while you shop and get pampered! Northside Church of ChristQuarterly Clothes & Can Food GivewaySaturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.Gingerly used & some new items 378 NW Gibson Lane Lake City, Fl www.Thenorthsidecoc.org(386) 755-0393,Secretarynscoc@gmail.comDirections: 41N., pass Badcocks Home Furniture Store, second left after the intersection light. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Everything in our world revolves around time. In fact, a sense of timing is one of the most important elements determining the success or failure of a project or the resolution of a conflict. We see examples of timing in public issues such as the release of a new movie or album, investing in the stock market, or even a politician announcing his or her candidacy for public office. However, personal issues are also at the mercy of timing. Consider a marriage proposal, a job application, or even a difficult confrontation with a spouse or family membertiming is definitely a consideration in these situations as well! As we rejoin Nehemiah this week, lets look at how God answered Nehemiahs prayer for favor with a dose of perfect timing! Chapter 2 begins with an encounter between Nehemiah and King Artaxerxes occurring in the month of Nisan, which coincides with March on our calendar. A glance back at Chapter One reminds us Nehemiah fasted and prayed for some days during the month of Kislev, what we know as November. Although we arent given the specific details during Nehemiahs four-month wait, one factor could be the law forbidding anyone to come into the Kings presence without being invited, upon penalty of death. (See Esther 4:11) It is also possible King Artaxerxes was traveling and Nehemiah did not serve him during this period, or perhaps the King and Queen were entertaining guests and Nehemiah had no opportunity to speak to them privately. What we observe in Nehemiahs four-month wait is the dependence on the sovereignty of God as well as a respect for those in authority over him. Four months gave Nehemiah time to move past an emotional response to the plight of the exiles living in Jerusalem, and also for God to unfold His plan in Nehemiahs heart and mind. Only when the timing was right did Nehemiah have the ear of the King, and a close look at their conversation reveals Gods favor in this encounter: First, note the Kings attentiveness to Nehemiahs countenance. The Persian Empire was vast and riddled with constant threats of war. Despite this, Artaxerxes was not so distracted with obligations or duties that he overlooked Nehemiahs presence. On the contrary, he observed Nehemiah closely and determined that he was not ill, but grieved. Second, it was Persian law that no one would come into the Kings presence while mourning. Perhaps this law was to keep the reality of suffering outside the palace walls. Regardless, it was dangerous for Nehemiah to display a sad appearance, but as God intervened, the King responded with compassion instead of anger to Nehemiahs sadness of heart. Third, because verse 6 makes a point to record the presence of the Queen, I believe we can ascribe significance to her influence. History records that King Artaxerxes ruled from 465-424 B.C. His predecessor was King Xerxes, who ruled from 486-465 B.C. and was the husband to Queen Esther, a Jewess who risked her life to protect her people from destruction. Surely Esthers legacy of wisdom and bravery promoted good will toward the Jews among the Persians, and Artaxerxes queen would have been highly influenced by Esthers example. Cant you picture her giving the King the slightest of nods across the table? Personally, I believe that authority is one of the biggest elements God uses in our lives concerning timing, and Nehemiah showed great wisdom in waiting for Gods favor to manifest. So, when we ask God to give us favor, especially through another person, lets trust His timing to be perfect, and be ready to move when He opens the door Because Every Heart Matters, Angie Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, Director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences and offers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Contact Angie with questions or comments at email@example.comGods perfect timing Nehemiah, Part 3 HEART MATTERS Angie Landangieland3@windstream.net CHURCH CALENDAR
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By BARRY WILNERAssociated PressNEW YORK Six weeks after saying good-bye to Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts handed Andrew Luck a blue and white jersey and the daunt-ing task of leading a rebuild-ing team as its quarterback for the next decade. Luck couldnt have chosen a tougher act to fol-low all Manning did was win an unprecedented four MVP awards and a Super Bowl for Indy. But many believe he is the most NFL-ready passer to enter the league since Manning went No. 1 overall in 1998. You dont really replace a guy like that, Luck said. You cant. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my hero growing up. The Colts informed the Stanford quarterback last week that Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce his name first Thursday night. Right behind him was Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner, who was taken second overall by the Washington Redskins. No suspense attached to that pick, either. After being loudly booed at the outset, Goodell told a raucous crowd at Radio City Music Hall that the sea-son begins tonight, so lets kick if off. Then he did, congratulating Luck while the crowd chanted RG3, RG3. Less than an hour before Goodell began the draft, Cleveland and Minnesota pulled off another trade in what would become a vir-tual swap shop. The Browns moved up from fourth to third, to ensure getting running back Trent Richardson of national champion Alabama. Minnesota received picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds. Minnesota then took Southern California offen-sive tackle Matt Kalil, whom the Vikings were expected to take at No. 3 anyway. Indianapolis was the only team in the first seven picks to stay put. After Minnesota took Kalil, Jacksonville jumped By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comJACKSONVILLE After a week of being hot at the plate, Columbia Highs bats cooled off at the wrong time. The Tigers went without a hit until the fifth inning and lost, 3-2, against Stanton Prep in the District 4-6A championship game at Atlantic Coast High. Stanton Prep didnt take long to warm up with the bats, as the Blue Devils got on the board first with back-to-back hits in the sec-ond inning. After a triple by Jack Ogin, J.D. Nixon deliv-ered with a base hit to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. Stanton Prep would reach three runs before Columbia got a hit. In the top of the fourth, Nixon delivered his second RBI-single to score Paul Genners, who reached on a double. The Blue Devils winning run came off a wild throw on a rundown attempt, which allowed Adam Genners to score for the 3-0 lead. Pitching started to slow down for the Blue Devils in the sixth inning and the Tigers loaded the bases after Levi Hollingsworth reached on an error and walks were issued to Jason Plyn and Alex Milton. With the bases loaded, Ryan Thomas took four more balls to score the Tigers first run. Dalton Mauldin then drew the fifth walk of the inning to score Travis Brinkley who was running for Plyn. Relief pitcher Troy Robertson ended the inning with a strikeout. Columbia held strong in the top of the seventh, but in the bottom half long fly balls turned into outs to end the Tigers chances. Alan Espenship started the game for the Tigers and went 4 23 innings, issuing three strikeouts and allow-ing five hits. Jayce Barber didnt allow a run in his 2 13 innings and struck out four batters. We know this hurts, Columbia coach J.T. Clark said to the team after the game. We are still in the playoffs. We didnt play our best game, but they did. We have to use the hurt to reach our goal now and thats to go further than any team in Columbia history. We still have that chance. We have to do a better job hitting the ball, learn and move past this. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B CHEAP SEATS Tim KirbyPhone: (386) firstname.lastname@example.org Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Q Tim Kirby is sports editor of the Lake City Reporter. Stanton Prep beats Columbia, 3-2, in district title Teams jockey for position following first two picks. DRAFT continued on 3B Notes from the ball fieldsT he FCSAA baseball tourney begins Thursday at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. The Mid-Florida Conference will be represented by Santa Fe College and Central Florida College. The Saints (36-11, 18-5), who repeated as conference champions, have Lake Citys Jacob Tillotson on the team. Tillotson played in all 47 games and hit .284 with 46 hits, 26 runs, nine doubles, two triples and one home run. He had 21 RBIs and drew 25 walks. After a redshirt year at Florida, Tillotson followed former Fort White and Columbia High teammate Austin Lawrence to Santa Fe. Lawrence has moved on to Valdosta State, which is currently fourth in the Gulf South Conference standings at 24-16, 12-8. Lawrence has played in 35 games and is hitting .287 with 31 hits, 19 runs, two doubles, 13 RBIs and 18 walks. Fort Whites Justin Kortessis is at St. Johns River College. The Mid-Florida Conference Vikings were 23-28 this season. Kortessis played in 20 games with 22 at bats. He hit .121 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Celeste Gomez, who plays softball at Florida State (42-11, 15-3), was at Fort White for Senior Night to honor sister Cecile. Gomez was wearing an injury boot at the time. Gomez was back in action as of Sunday when she delivered an RBI-single in a win over Boston College. For the season Gomez has played in 25 games and has 54 at bats. She is hitting .185 with one home run, one double and four RBIs. Q Columbia High baseball came up short in its quest for a district championship. The Tigers were district champions in 1923, 1968, 1990, 1999, 2004 and 2010. Luck, RG III go 1-2 as planned Tigers come up short BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High second baseman Dalton Mauldin throws to Kellan Bailey at first base during the District 4-6A tourn ament championship game against Stanton Prep in Jacksonville on Thursday.ASSOCIATED PRESSStanford quarterback Andrew Luck (right) poses for photog raphs with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected as the first pick ove rall by the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Thursda y.
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING Noon SPEED NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 2:30 p.m. SPEED NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Happy Hour Series, final practice for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 4 p.m. ESPN2 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Nationwide Series 250, at Richmond, Va. 5:30 p.m. SPEED NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 NASCAR, Nationwide Series 250, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 Light heavyweights, Denis Grachev (11-0-1) vs. Ismayl Sillakh (17-0-0), at Austin, Texas 11 p.m. SHO Junior lightweights, Jose Pedraza (7-0-0) vs. Gil Garcia (5-2-1); featherweights, Luis Orlando del Valle (15-0-0) vs. Christopher Martin (23-1-3); super middleweights, Thomas Oosthuizen (17-0-0) vs. Marcus Johnson (21-1-0), at Miami, Okla. CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN Tour de Romandie, stage 3, La Neuveville to Charmey, Switzerland (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Ballantines Championship, second round, at Seoul, South Korea (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, second round, at Prattville, Ala. 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, second round, at New Orleans MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Detroit at N.Y. Yankees or Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Draft, second and third rounds, at New York NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Nashville at Phoenix Saturday ATHLETICS 1 p.m. NBC Penn Relays, at Philadelphia AUTO RACING 6 p.m. NBCSN IRL, IndyCar, pole qualifying for Sao Paulo Indy 300, at Sao Paulo (same-day tape) 7 p.m. FOX NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 10:15 p.m. HBO Heavyweights, Seth Mitchell (24-0-1) vs. Chazz Witherspoon (30-2-0); champion Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2) vs. Chad Dawson (30-1-0), for WBC light heavyweight title, at Atlantic City, N.J. COLLEGE BASEBALL 3:30 p.m. FSN Texas A&M at Texas COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1:30 p.m. FSN Texas A&M at Texas CYCLING 10 p.m. NBCSN Tour de Romandie, stage 4, Bulle to Sion, Switzerland (same-day tape) EQUESTRIAN 1:30 p.m. NBCSN Rolex Championships, at Lexington, Ky. GOLF 9 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Ballantines Championship, third round, at Seoul, South Korea (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, third round, at New Orleans 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, third round, at New Orleans TGC LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, third round, at Prattville, Ala. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. FOX Regional coverage, Milwaukee at St. Louis, L.A. Angels at Cleveland, or Kansas City at Minnesota 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia or Arizona at Miami WGN Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia NBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ABC Playoffs, first round, game 1 5:30 p.m. TNT Playoffs, first round, game 1 8 p.m. ESPN Playoffs, first round, game 1 10:30 p.m. ESPN Playoffs, first round, game 1 NFL FOOTBALL Noon ESPN Draft, fourth-seventh rounds, at New York NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC Playoffs, conference semifinals 7 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference semifinals SOCCER 9:55 a.m. ESPN2 Premier League, Arsenal at Stoke City 3:30 p.m. NBCSN MLS, New England at New YorkBASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB y-Boston 39 27 .591 x-New York 36 30 .545 3 x-Philadelphia 35 31 .530 4 Toronto 23 43 .348 16New Jersey 22 44 .333 17 Southeast Division W L Pct GB y-Miami 46 20 .697 x-Atlanta 40 26 .606 6 x-Orlando 37 29 .561 9 Washington 20 46 .303 26Charlotte 7 59 .106 39 Central Division W L Pct GB z-Chicago 50 16 .758 x-Indiana 42 24 .636 8 Milwaukee 31 35 .470 19Detroit 25 41 .379 25 Cleveland 21 45 .318 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB z-San Antonio 49 16 .754 x-Memphis 41 25 .621 8 12 x-Dallas 36 30 .545 13 12 Houston 34 32 .515 15 12 New Orleans 21 45 .318 28 12 Northwest Division W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 47 19 .712 x-Denver 38 28 .576 9x-Utah 36 30 .545 11 Portland 28 38 .424 19 Minnesota 26 40 .394 21 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Lakers 41 24 .631 x-L.A. Clippers 40 26 .606 1 12 Phoenix 33 33 .500 8 12 Golden State 23 42 .354 18 Sacramento 21 44 .323 20 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched divisionz-clinched conference Wednesdays Games Washington 96, Cleveland 85Chicago 92, Indiana 87Orlando 102, Charlotte 95Denver 106, Oklahoma City 101Philadelphia 90, Milwaukee 85New York 99, L.A. Clippers 93San Antonio 110, Phoenix 106 Thursdays Games Toronto 98, New Jersey 67Utah 96, Portland 94Chicago 107, Cleveland 75Houston 84, New Orleans 77Denver 131, Minnesota 102Memphis 88, Orlando 76Atlanta 106, Dallas 89Boston 87, Milwaukee 74Detroit 108, Philadelphia 86Washington 104, Miami 70New York 104, Charlotte 87San Antonio at Golden State (n)L.A. Lakers at Sacramento (n) End regular seasonBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 12 7 .632 Tampa Bay 12 7 .632 New York 10 8 .556 1 12 Toronto 10 9 .526 2Boston 7 10 .412 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 10 8 .556 Cleveland 9 8 .529 12 Detroit 10 9 .526 12 Kansas City 5 14 .263 5 12 Minnesota 5 14 .263 5 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 15 4 .789 Oakland 10 10 .500 5 12 Seattle 10 10 .500 5 12 Los Angeles 6 13 .316 9 Wednesdays Games Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2Seattle 9, Detroit 1Baltimore 3, Toronto 0Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 2Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 3Boston 7, Minnesota 6 Thursdays Games Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2Seattle 5, Detroit 4Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3Baltimore 5, Toronto 2Boston at Chicago White Sox (n) Todays Games Detroit (Verlander 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 0-3) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-2) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-0), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 3-0) at Texas (M.Harrison 3-0), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Bard 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at Minnesota (Pavano 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Saturdays Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m.Seattle at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.Boston at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 14 4 .778 Atlanta 12 7 .632 2 12 New York 11 8 .579 3 12 Philadelphia 9 10 .474 5 12 Miami 7 11 .389 7 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 12 7 .632 Cincinnati 9 10 .474 3 Milwaukee 9 10 .474 3Pittsburgh 8 10 .444 3 12 Houston 7 12 .368 5 Chicago 6 13 .316 6 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 13 6 .684 San Francisco 10 9 .526 3 Colorado 9 9 .500 3 12 Arizona 9 10 .474 4 San Diego 5 14 .263 8 Wednesdays Games Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1, 1st gameHouston 7, Milwaukee 5St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1Philadelphia 7, Arizona 2Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1, 2nd gameWashington 7, San Diego 2N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 2Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Thursdays Games San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 2Washington at San Diego (n) Todays Games Chicago Cubs (Maholm 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 1-1) at Miami (Zambrano 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Weiland 0-3) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 2-2), 7:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-0) at St. Louis (Westbrook 2-1), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Schwinden 0-0) at Colorado (Pomeranz 0-1), 8:40 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0), 10:10 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 2-1) at San Francisco (Undecided), 10:15 p.m. Saturdays Games Milwaukee at St. Louis, 1:05 p.m.Houston at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.San Diego at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL Draft First round Thursday 1. Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, qb, Stanford. 2. Washington (from St. Louis), Robert Griffin III, qb, Baylor. 3. Cleveland (from Minnesota), Trent Richardson, rb, Alabama. 4. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Matt Kalil, ot, Southern Cal. 5. Jacksonville (from Tampa Bay), Justin Blackmon, wr, Oklahoma State. 6. Dallas (from Washington through St. Louis), Morris Claiborne, db, LSU. 7. Tampa Bay (from Jacksonville), Mark Barron, db, Alabama. 8. Miami, Ryan Tannehill, qb, Texas A&M. 9. Carolina, Luke Kuechly, lb, Boston College. 10. Buffalo, Stephon Gilmore, db, South Carolina. 11. Kansas City, Dontari Poe, nt, Memphis. 12. Philadelphia (from Seattle), Fletcher Cox, dt, Mississippi State. 13. Arizona, Michael Floyd, wr, Notre Dame. 14. St. Louis (from Dallas), Michael Brockers, dt, LSU. 15. Seattle (from Philadelphia), Bruce Irvin, de, West Virginia. 16. N.Y. Jets, Quinton Coples, de, North Carolina. 17. Cincinnati (from Oakland), Dre Kirkpatrick, db, Alabama. 18. San Diego, Melvin Ingram, lb, South Carolina. 19. Chicago, Shea McClellin, de, Boise State. 20. Tennessee, Kendall Wright, wr, Baylor. 21. New England (from Cincinnati), Chandler Jones, de, Syracuse. 22. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Brandon Weeden, qb, Oklahoma State. 23. Detroit, Riley Reiff, ot, Iowa.24. Pittsburgh, David DeCastro, g, Stanford. 25. New England, (from Denver), Donta Hightower, lb, Alabama. 26. Houston, Whitney Mercilus, lb, Illinois.AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SPRINT CUP CAPITAL CITY 400 Site: Richmond, Va.Schedule: Today, 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. NATIONWIDE VIRGINIA 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS 250 Site: Richmond, Va.Schedule: Today, 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. INDYCAR SAO PAULO INDY 300 Site: Sao Paulo.Schedule: Today, 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. NHRA FULL THROTTLE NHRA SPRING NATIONALS Site: Baytown, Texas.Schedule: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 6-8 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Royal Purple Raceway.HOCKEYNHL playoffs FIRST ROUND Wednesday Washington 2, Boston 1, OT, Washington wins series 4-3 Thursday NY Rangers 2, Ottawa 1, NY Rangers wins series 4-3 New Jersey at Florida (n) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Today Nashville at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Saturday Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBA 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 BOWLING BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOVictorious VipersThe Fort White Vipers 10-under baseball team won the B bracket at the Santa Fe Madness VII Tournament in Alachua last weekend. The Vipers played five games in the two days. Team members are (front row, from left) Weston Lynch, Turne r Crews, Kyle Greenwald, Tanner Trice and Cory Wilson. Second row (from left) ar e Nick Bacis, Ethan Lane, Jakob Jones, Dalton Blakley and Caleb May. Back row co aches (from left) are David Jones, head coach Lee Trice and Cedric May. League reportsResults of league bowling at Lake City Bowl: WATERGUARD High scratch game: 1. Maggie Battle 201; 2. Carla Nyssen 198; 3. Pat Frasier 193. 1. Chris Sanders 252; 2. Bill Dolly 241; 3. Frank Miller 233. High scratch series: 1. Carla Nyssen 533; 2. Pat Frasier 530; 3. Mary Lobaugh 527. 1. Bill Dolly 669; 2. Frank Miller 657; 3. Chris Sanders 641. High handicap game: 1. Carla Nyssen 246; 2. Amanda Hillhouse 234; 3. Lori Davis 223. 1. Chris Sanders 271; 2. Chris Camacho 268; 3. Dan Cobb 256. High handicap series: 1. Pat Frasier 734; 2. Maggie Battle 642; 3. Linda Andrews 600. 1. Frank Miller 732; 2. Bill Dolly 717; 3. Willie Frasier 707. High average: Mary Lobaugh 180; Tom Sewejkis 194. (results from April 17) GOLDEN ROLLERS Team standings: 1. Wild Things (81.5-58.5); 2. 4 Ss (80-60); 3. BMW (79-61). High handicap game: 1. Debbi Evert 242; 2. Roberta Giordano 229; 3. Louise Atwood 220. 1. David Duncan 231; 2. Ross Meyers 230; 3. Thom Evert 225. High handicap series: 1. Barbara Griner 655; 2. Betty Carmichael 637; 3. Joanne Denton 616. 1. Bill Price 643; 2. Earl Hayward 637; 3. Bill Dolly 627. High average: 1. Elaine Nemeth 154.93; 2. Joyce Hooper 152.53; 3. Louise Atwood 152.25. 1. David Duncan 190.05; 2. Bill Dolly 185.28; 3. George Mulligan 177.86.(results from April 19) HIT & MISS Team standings: 1. Git Up & Bowl (37-23); 2. Oddballs (33-27); 3. The Sandbaggers (32.5-27.5). High handicap game: 1. Carol Tonietto 236; 2. Joanne Denton 224; 3. Susan Mears 216. High handicap series: 1. Iva Jean Dukes 642; 2. Ruth Heims 597; 3. Shirley Highsmith 588. (results from April 24) MONDAY NIGHT MAVERICKS Team standings: 1. Ronsonet Buick/GMC (333.5-146.5); 2. Team 2 (277.5-202.5); 3. Team 12 (276-204). High scratch game: 1. Bobby Smith 269; 2. Brian Meek 256; 3. Bruce Harden 249. High scratch series: 1. Bobby Smith 691; 2. Ted Wooley Jr. 688; 3. Robert Stone 667. High handicap game: 1. Bobby Smith 280; 2. Bruce Harden 269; 3. Brian Meek 268. High handicap series: 1. Bobby Smith 724; 2. Bruce Harden 717; 3. Ted Wooley Jr. 706. High average: 1. Zech Strohl 216.98; 2. Robert Stone 214.45; 3. Wally Howard 203.96. (results from April 16) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Perky Pals (88.5-51.5); 2. Farmers (85.5-54.5); 3. Pin Busters (75.5-64.5). High handicap game: 1. Pat Hale 233; 2. Yvonne Finley 213; 3. Sherl Reeve 212. 1. Bill Nash 257; 2. Ross Meyers 241; 3. Joe Peterson 214. High handicap series: 1. Roberta Giordano 676; 2. Joyce Crandall 611; 3. Jane Sommerfeld 580. 1. Vernon Black 641; 2. Johnnie Croft 611; 3. Jim Hawkins 592.(results from April 17) SUNDAY NITE MERCHANTS Team standings: 1. Average Joes (37.5-18.5); 2. Not A Big Deal (35-21); 3. Pintimidators (34.5-21.5). High scratch game: 1. Norma Yeingst 203; 2. Cheryl Jacks 200; 3. Norma Yeingst 181. 1. A.J. Dariano 233; 2. (tie) Bobby Trunnell, Leroy Newton 232. High scratch series: 1. Norma Yeingst 554; 2. Chrissy Fancy 463; 3. Cheryl Jacks 457. 1. Bobby Trunnell 662; 2. Leroy Newton 620; 3. Dan McNair 609. High average: 1. Norma Yeingst 171.19; 2. Cheryl Jacks 160.99; 3. Jennifer Freeman 149.32. 1. Dan McNair 199.33; 2. A.J. Dariano 191.92; 3. Mark Moore 191.53. (results from April 15) TGIF Team standings: 1. Waterbury Builders (44-16); 2. Print This & That (38-22, 37,500 pins); 3. Back At Ya Again! (38-22, 37,330 pins); 4. Trinity (38-22, 37,089 pins). High scratch game: 1. Shannon Howard 198; 2. Karen Coleman 193; 3. Ida Hollingsworth 188. 1. Jason Howell 279; 2. George Rye Jr. 256; 3. (tie) Kamara Hollingsworth, Dale Coleman, Charlie Carlson 247. High scratch series: 1. Karen Coleman 566; 2. Shannon Howard 523; 3. Ida Hollingsworth 515. 1. George Rye Jr. 692; 3. Kamara Hollingsworth 686; 3. Jason Howell 679. High handicap game: 1. Natalie Gordon 253; 2. Susan Tuell 241; 3. Shannon Howard 239. 1. Jason Howell 293; 2. George Rye Jr. 274; 3. Charlie Carlson 272. High handicap series: 1. Susan Tuell 661; 2. Carol Younger 653; 3. (tie) Shannon Howard, Natalie Gordon 646. 1. John Stem 770; 2. (tie) Kamara Hollingsworth, George Rye Jr. 746.(results from April 13)Youth leaguesMAJORS SCRATCH Team standings: 1. Garys Got Back (111.5-80.5); 2. I Cant Believe Its Not (106-86, 19,052 pins); 3. BYOB (106-86, 18,783 pins). High scratch game: 1. Victoria Wise 204; 2. Linden Barney 191; 3. Lauren Snipes 182. 1. Michael Burlingame 244; 2. Colin Madden 242; 3. Cody Stuart 237. High scratch series: 1. Linden Barney 516; 2. Lauren Snipes 493; 3. Christine Peters 478. 1. Colin Madden 692; 2. Josh Fancy 616; 3. Dalton Coar 594. BANTAMS High handicap game: 1. Jadyn Freeman 207; 2. Heaven Camacho 152; 3. Lourenda Halternan 142. 1. Carson Lyons 185; 2. Antonio Pererz 142. High handicap series: 1. Jadyn Freeman 510; 2. Heaven Camacho 429; 3. Lourenda Halternan 412. 1. Carson Lyons 476; 2. Antonio Pererz 421.(results from April 14) WOLVES CHEERLEADING Tryout packets due back today Richardson Middle School has 2012-13 cheerleading tryouts at 3:30 p.m. May 4. Clinic dates for participants are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Tryout packets are available in the guidance office at the school. Packets are due back by 3 p.m. today. For details, call cheer sponsor Shannon Hall at 623-4058 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMER CAMP City announces outdoor camp The Lake City Recreation Department has a Summer Oudoor Camp for ages 6-13 from June 11 through Aug. 10. Registration begins May 7 and is limited to the first 60 campers to sign up. Cost is $225. Trips to Wild Waters, Adventure Landing, Chuck E. Cheeses and Wild Adventure are planned, along with skating and movies. For details, call Wayne Jernigan at 758-5448. ZUMBA Sweating for Safety event Sweating for Safety with Another Way Inc. for Sexual Violence Awareness Month is a free hour of Zumba offered by instructor Sarah Sandlin. The Zumba class is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Florida Gateway Colleges Med-Tech Auditorium (building 103). There will be door prizes. For details, call Sandlin at 758-0009. 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 for Calloway Demo Day, but an appointment must be scheduled to use the Track Man. For details, call Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Bucs Booster Club tournament The BHS Buccaneer Booster Club Golf Tournament is Saturday at Suwannee Country Club. Format is three-person scramble with team prizes and door prizes (8:30 a.m. shotgun start). Entry fee is $50. Team sponsorships are $250. For details, call Rob Cassube at 623-3833.The Edge event set for May 5 Shayne Edges annual The Edge four-person scramble tournament is May 5 at The Country Club at Lake City. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Babe Ruth Baseball, middle and high school sports, and the local scholarship funds for Florida and FSU. Cost is $100 per player. Hole sponsors are available. For details, call Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Q From staff reports
From staff reports Three Lake City Middle School runners were region champions at the FLYRA North Regional Middle School Championships at Bishop Snyder High on April 21. The meet also was a state qualifier and the total quali fiers from the school is nine girls and two boys. The LCMS athletes had to run under the Sunny Runners banner, because FHSAA rules do not allow member schools to partici pate with club teams. Emma Tucker won the 800 meters in 2:24. Nicole Morse won the 1,500 meters in 5:07. Bridget Morse won the 3,000 meters in 11:46. Other individuals who qualified for state were Cassie Pierron and Jillian Morse in the 1,500 meters, and Timothy Pierce and Shawn Ziegaus in the 3,000 meters. Ashayla English previ ously qualified in the 100 meters. Lake City has the defend ing state champion 4x800 relay team, already state qualified, and a second 4x800 team that has been knocking at the door all season. One of the A team members was sick, so coach April Morse split the runners in the two teams. Both ended up qualified for state. Members of the relay teams were Nicole Morse, Jillian Morse, Bridget Morse, Grace Kolovitz, Bernita Brown, Cristen Odum, Tucker and Pierron. Odum, who is a state quali fier in the 1,500 meters, was the alternate, running for Samantha Ziegaus. At the state meet we will stack the A team for the championship and the B team will be competitive with the next four runners, coach Morse said. The FLYRA (Florida Youth Running Association) Middle School State Championship is May 5 in Clearwater. LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 3B DRAFT: Jags, Bucs trade Continued From Page 1B Vibrant Griffin III joining Redskins serious Shanahan By JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press ASHBURN, Va. Robert Griffin III is vibrant and fun-loving. Mike Shanahan is busi nesslike and no-nonsense. Nevertheless, Shanahan thinks theyll get along just fine. The Washington Redskins coach assured eager fans that he will indeed let Robert be Robert when RGIII comes into the fold, starting Thursday night when the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor was selected No. 2 overall in the NFL draft. Shanahan joked that he wont hold it against Griffin just because hes got a lot of charisma and I dont. Hes a natural leader. ... You want guys to lead your football team, Shanahan said. Everybodys got their own way of doing things. Some guys are a little bit more serious. Youve got to be yourself. Hes got everything that we look for and Im looking forward to working with him. The Redskins moved into the No. 2 position nearly seven weeks ago by trading three first-round picks and a second-rounder to the St. Louis Rams. Shanahan said he will incorporate Griffins skills into the Redskins offense and anticipates some grow ing pains along the way. Rex Grossman was resigned earlier this offsea son to be the veteran placeholder in case Griffin isnt ready to start on opening day. You just dont want to throw a guy in there right away until he feels comfort able, Shanahan said. And theres a growing process. It doesnt happen right away. Obviously when you give up a first and second, you want that guy to get in there as quick as possible, but you want to do it at the right time and make sure hes ready. Shanahan stressed that he doesnt expect Griffin alone to turn the Redskins into an instant winner. Washington went 5-11 last year, its fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC East. When you take a look at the young quarterbacks that have been successful in this league, what have they had? Great defense, Shanahan said. If you come in and dont have great defense and you start as a rookie quarterback, usually you dont see very many teams that are over .500. The news conference ended a month of media silence for the coach, and he touched on numerous topics: Shanahan said hes granted receiver Jabar Gaffney permission to find another team because of the additions of free agents Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. I believe I owe it to him to give him a chance to look around the league and check his options, Shanahan said. Shanahan said this season he will have or 19 starters that are differ ent from the starting lineup he had when he arrived in Washington two years ago. Doing the math, that leaves linebackers London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and perhaps receiv er Santana Moss as the holdovers. Shanahan had a glow ing report about the sta tus of right tackle Jammal Browns injured hip. Brown has been hampered for two seasons, leaving to specula tion that the Redskins will target the position in the draft. Right now I feel better about Jammal Brown than (at any time) since Ive been here, Shanahan said. Shanahan confirmed the Redskins brought in veteran kicker Neil Rackers to compete with Graham Gano. The coach also is moving Lorenzo Alexander to inside linebacker and Niles Paul to tight end and hopes that tight end Chris Cooley, who is recovering from a knee injury, will be able to go full speed when offseason practices begin next month. Shanahan said the $18 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL had an impact on the Redskins offseason, but he said he is not allowed to discuss the issue in detail until it is resolved. The teams appeal of the penalty is scheduled to be heard by an arbitrator on May 10. Does it change your game plan? Shanahan said. Sure, it does. ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Sept. 2 file photo, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III looks to pass during the first half of the game against TCU in Waco, Texas. 11 qualify for middle school state track COURTESY PHOTOS ABOVE: Emma Tucker (right) runs in front of the field on the way to winning the 800 meters at the FLYRA North Regional Middle School Championship in Jacksonville on Saturday. Fellow Lake City runner Bernita Brown is fourth from right. RIGHT: Nicole Morse cruises to a win in the 1,500 meters at the state qualifier meet. Columbia 4x100 relay team places third; advances to state From staff reports Columbia Highs 4x100 relay team blazed its way into the state meet with a third-place finish at the Region 1-3A meet at the University of North Florida on Wednesday. Rakeem Battle, Cornelius Montgomery, Zedrick Woods and Trey Marshall ran 42.66 in the event. The relay team from Lincoln High won in 41.26, and Pine Forest High was second in 41.85. J.T. Bradley just missed out on team points, placing ninth in the high jump. up two spots, trading with Tampa Bay to get Oklahoma States Justin Blackmon, the top receiver in this crop. St. Louis then traded with Dallas, which selected LSUs Morris Claiborne, the top cornerback. Tampa Bay finished off a wild 30 minutes of barter ing by grabbing Alabama safety Mark Barron sev enth overall. A third quarterback went eighth where Miami can you believe it? stayed put. The Dolphins took Texas A&Ms Ryan Tannehill. 3BSports Shout it from the Mountain Top! Tell everyone how proud you are Sunday, May 20th! MY KID HAS GRADUATED! 2012 2012 Graduation We are so proud of you! You're hard work has really paid off! Amanda Cheyenne BROWN Love, Mom & Dad 2 Ads Sizes 1 column by 4 inches (pictured) $46 2 column by 4 inche s $85 Lake City Reporter PUBLISHING Sunday, May 20 DEADLINE Sunday, May 14 Dont forget to send in your photo. 180 E. 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4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County Recreation Department is again offering its Summer Camp, one that is filled with activities. Home base for the camp is at Richardson Community Center on Coach Anders Lane. The camp is for ages 7-14 (as of Sept. 1) and limited to 60 participants. Camp dates are June 11 through Aug. 3. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins Tuesday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Richardson Community Center and will continue until the 60-camper limit is filled. Cost is $225 per child, and the CCRD is offering a $10-off coupon. The only access to the coupon is through the Lake City Reporter website at lakecityreporter.com and Advertising Director Josh Blackmon explained the procedure. Enter the website, click on the banner ad at the top of the page and print out the coupon. Present the coupon (one per child) at registration and get the $10 reduction. For additional information on the camp, call Nicole Smith at 754-7095. This is the fourth year of the camp under Columbia County Recreation Department and because of the increase in staff we are accepting 60 applicants, Recreation Director Mario Coppock said. I consider the staff an all-star line-up for the camp, consisting mainly of Columbia County School Board employees. Campers will receive breakfast and lunch, and there are mini-camps and field trips planned. The mini camps are basketball, softball, volley-ball and Zumba for sports, and also include math and reading. I am really excited about the academic components, Coppock said. We had reading and this year we are adding math. Trip destinations include Adventure Landing, Skate Station, Universal Studios and Chuck E. Cheeses. There are a lot of things the fees we charge dont cover, Coppock said. The additional costs for the camp come from our com-munity business partners. Each year the camp gets better. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 5B SPRINT CUP POINTS 1. Greg Biffle312; Leader2. Martin Truex Jr.297; behind -153. Matt Kenseth295; behind -174. Dale Earnhardt Jr.291; behind -215. Denny Hamlin289; behind -236. Kevin Harvick287; behind -257. Jimmie Johnson275; behind -378. Tony Stewart265; behind -479. Carl Edwards251; behind -6110. Ryan Newman249; behind -63Sundays race at Kansas Speedway was the final one on the existingasphalt surface.The track is beingrepaved because track officials havedetermined that the rough Kansaswinters have damaged it to the pointthat there could be a major failurethat could lead to a major delay in arace,or worse. Michigan International Speedway and Pocono Raceway also are to be,orhave been,repaved this year,andPhoenix International Raceway hasrelatively new pavement.In the past,newly repaved race tracks aresmoother and faster,but the racingfor the first few years is a one-grooveaffair with little passing,as thefastest way around is usually right onthe bottom groove. Drivers generally say that theyd rather see the track patched upbecause they prefer racing on a worn-out surface. I wouldnt resurface tracks ever if it were up to me,Carl Edwards said.Id patch up the holes and keep onrunning I know no one wants to sit through a delay while they fix a hole in thetrack.Those kind of things that haveled to some of these repaves,I under-stand that we have to address thosethings,but I am a racer that likes torace on a bumpy,rough,slick racetrack with the cars sliding all over the place I dont care if there are 20-foot long patches of dirt in the middleof the race track,Im happy. Denny Hamlin said driving skill is less of a factor on a repaved race track. When you dont pave race tracks, and theres tire wear,the driver showsup a lot more than what it does whenyou pave a race track [and] it becomesall about track position and how goodyour car is,he said.The driver isprobably 65 percent of how you run[on a worn track].On a brand newpaved race track,I would say ournumbers are probably down to 30[percent] You see it at Rockingham,Atlanta tracks like this where tires wearout.A driver can really,honestly make a difference.When youre run-ning nearly wide open every singlecorner on new paved race tracks,theres not much us drivers can do. Jeff Gordon said he believes the tracks,like Bristol Motor Speedway inparticular,are taking some blame forboring racing that should be directedat the Car of Tomorrow. This car for the last five or six years has sort of put Goodyear,thetracks,everything into a differentbox,he said.Im looking forward tothe 2013 car,but I look forward tocars down the road to sort of takesome of the things in this car that arein there we cant take out. It will help the racing;things that are going to help Goodyear to make abetter tire that is more suitable forthe car.We still need to get someweight out of the cars in order to dothat.I dont know if that is going tohappen for 2013,but I think we havea nice aero (aerodynamically) bal-anced car.They have incorporated afew things in there to help. But he also said that repaving presents problems. All these repaves are not going to help,he said.That is going to makesome real challenges. Sundays race at Kansas ran without a problem,but dozers were rip-ping up the asphalt moments afterthe checkered flag fell. Dale Earnhardt Jr.s inter-est in racing history iswell-documented,as anyone who ever watched his oldBack in the DayTV show canattest. His interest in Earnhardt family history is just coming to light.It came out last week,duringEarnhardts session with themedia at Kansas Speedway,when he was asked about thevisit to the White House by lastyears Chase participants. Id been there before,and it was pretty much the same tour,but every time you go through itI think you find something inter-esting that you missed the timebefore,he said.I didnt reallyappreciate how old some of theartwork and stuff is in thathouse until I did some work onmy family tree these last sixmonths. Ive started to understand what 200 years really means orwhat 150 years truly means inthe grand scope of things. He said hes spent a good bit of time lately researching his familytree and truly enjoyed it. We dont have time today to talk about how much fun Ivehad with working on my family tree,he said.I was fortunateenough to find someone in thefield of genealogy that helped meout,and Im trying to put togeth-er some kind of a well-organizeddocument to sort of be able toshow to family members andwhat have you,and just keep soKelleys [Earnhardts sister] kids,and if I have any one day,theywont have to do the work. He said that before,he never thought about his ancestors who came before his grandfather,thelegendary short-track andNASCAR racer RalphEarnhardt. Ralphs father,I didnt know who he was and never reallycared who he was,never thoughtabout who he was,or what hisfamily would be like,Earnhardtsaid.Never thought past Ralphall these years,and I started get-ting into his father and Ralphsgrandfather and I found their burial plots,and so me and mygrandmother Martha and my sis-ter and my mom Brenda and mygirlfriend rode up there one day,just in Kannapolis or Concord,and visited their burial plots anda lot of relatives that were bornin like 1809 and 1822 and stufflike that. He said his cemetery trip was a moving experience. Its really cool to stand there over somebody that is responsi-ble for you being there.That waspretty neat. A check of the common genealogy sites on the Internet indi-cates that the Earnhardt familyhas been in North Carolina sincebefore 1800.Census records indi-cate they were mostly farmersand cotton mill workers.Theyappear to have come to NorthCarolina from Pennsylvania andwere originally from the oldGerman region of Pfalz,wherethe name was spelledEhrenhardt. I had people tell me to work on my family tree before,but Ididnt think it was that big of adeal,Earnhardt said.Once I gotinto it and started realizing theimportance of it,its been a lot offun. NOTEBOOK Lap leader again denied winSome familiar scenarios played out at Kansas Speedway on Sunday as Martin Truex Jr.led arace-high 173 laps in the STP 400,but wound upgetting beat by Denny Hamlin.It was the eighthtime in 13 races at Kansas that the driver wholed the most laps did not win. Hamlins victory was the 19th of his career and his second of 2012.Hes now fifth in thestandings,23 points behind leader Greg Biffle.Truex finished second and jumped two spots tosecond in the standings,15 points out of the lead. For the second straight week,a Sprint Cup race set new records for speed and for cautionflags.There were only three cautions at Kansasfor 18 laps,breaking the old track records of fiveand 23 laps.That led to a record race speed of144.122 miles per hour,topping the old mark of138.077 mph set by Biffle in October 2010. The week before at Texas,there were two yellow flags for 10 laps,breaking the old trackrecords of five yellows and 21 laps.That led to anew race record speed of 160.577 mph,breakingthe mark of 152.705 mph set last fall by TonyStewart.Hendrick awaits 200th Cup winThose caps celebrating 200 Sprint Cup victories for Hendrick Motorsports are getting somemiles on them.Team officials have been carryingthem to race tracks since last October at KansasSpeedway when Jimmie Johnson scored theteams 199th victory. Now,14 races later,the four-driver Hendrick contingent is headed to Richmond InternationalRaceway with the caps in tow. The current victory drought is the longest for Hendrick since the end of 2002 and the begin-ning of 2003,when it went 15 races without awin.That streak also began after a win atKansas,one by Gordon. I think if you look at Martinsville,it was so meant to be there,Gordon said,referring to thefact that he was just seconds away from winningwhen a caution flag sent the race into extendedlaps and Gordon and Jimmie Johnson werewrecked.And it just didnt happen.Were goingto get it.Its just very competitive right now.Buescher victor in truck raceJames Buescher,the surprise winner of the season-opening Nationwide Series race atDaytona International Speedway,got his first vic-tory in his regular series when he won the SFP250 Camping World Truck Series race at KansasSpeedway.It came in his 76th career start andwas the second straight win for his TurnerMotorsports team,which won the week before atRockingham Speedway with Kasey Kahne driv-ing one of the teams trucks. Buescher is now second in the truck standings, four points behind Timothy Peters,who finishedsecond at Kansas. By RICK MINTER / Universal Uclick By RICK MINTER / Universal Uclick Family tree, formerly known as Ehrenhardt,explore d by Dale Jr. Dale Earnhardt Jr.has begun researching his roots,w hich lead back through 200 years in North Carolina, to Pennsylvania,then to the German region of Pfalz. (NASCAR photo) Ralph Earnhardt in an undated photo.(NASCAR photo) Pfalz start Pfalz start NEXTUP... Race: Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Where: Richmond International Raceway When: Friday, 7:00 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2011 Winner: Denny Hamlin SPRINT CUP CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS NATIONWIDE SERIES Race: N.C. Education Lottery 200 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: May 18, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch Race: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400 Where: Richmond International Raceway When: Saturday, 7:00 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch (right) NUMERICALLYSPEAKING Cup victories by JoeGibbs Racing drivers in the past 6 races at Richmond(3 by Kyle Busch and 2 byDenny Hamlin) Victories by Chevroletat Richmond,tops among all manufacturers Cup victories for carsnumbered 11,the most of any number (DennyHamlins win Sunday broke atie with cars numbered 43,most won by Richard Petty) Drivers in the top 15 inSprint Cup points without a top-five finish this year(Joey Logano in 12th and PaulMenard in 14th)35 5 2 199 Denny Hamlin racing Sunday at KansasSpeedway,the last race before the track isrepaved.(NASCAR photo) James Buescher,driver of the No.31 Chevrolet,leadsNelson Piquet Jr.,driver of the No.30 Chevrolet,dur ing Sundays SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway.(NASCAR photo) As tracks repaved, drivers lament loss of old surfa ces
6B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & PUZZLES FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 DEAR ABBY: I recently attended a baby shower for a dear high school friend and his wife. The day after the shower, she posted a slideshow on Facebook titled Thanks for All Our Gifts with a picture of each gift and who gave it. She has had numerous miscar-riages and held this shower at five months, knowing the baby is not yet at a viable stage. While I feel sympathy for her fertility issues, and especially for her husband who desperately wants to be a father, I think this is a bid for atten-tion. I am disgusted at how she seems to be bragging about her haul, yet prepping everyone to give her an outpouring of sup-port if there is anoth-er tragic loss. Who does this? I am ... SPEECHLESS IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR SPEECHLESS: Most baby showers are given four to six weeks before the mothers due date. However, its possible that your friends wife had hers at five months because, with her history of miscar-riages, shes excited that her pregnancy seems to be progress-ing well and shes thinking positively about the outcome. I hope it works out well and so should you. As to her method of thanking every-one for the gifts, she may never have been taught that individ-ual thank-you notes should have been sent to each guest. Because it is clear that you are closer to the husband than the wife, perhaps you should tip him off that its still not too late for them to do the right thing and suggest he help her with them. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced from my wife for almost a year, with another year of separation preceding that. We divorced because of arguments, not because of abuse, adultery or sub-stance abuse issues. The divorce actually seemed to take on a life of its own. Because I have a small son with her, I desperately want to attempt a reconcilia-tion. She is reticent about it, however, mainly because I believe shes get-ting pressure from her family. How can I persuade her to go out with me so we can rekindle the spark we once shared? -MISSING MY OLD LIFE DEAR MISSING: Before a couple can successfully reconcile, they must first resolve the problems that caused the separation in the first place. That would be the way to begin. However, are you aware that not once in your letter did you say that you still love your ex-wife? If the reason you want to rekindle the spark is that you miss being with your child and the comforts of being married -but not her -then I dont think you have much chance of success. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My childs best friend has a parent who is constantly late (to the tune of hours, not minutes). I under-stand that the child is not at fault, but my childs feelings are hurt by the blatant disregard of the other parents tardiness. How do I help this parent (whom I adore otherwise) to under-stand that disappoint-ing my child through poor time manage-ment is not acceptable to our family without hurting both children? -WATCHING THE CLOCK DEAR CLOCK WATCHER: If you havent told the parent that it is hurtful when your child is kept waiting for hours for a play date, you should. And if that doesnt bring the desired result, your child should be encouraged to move on to some other activity and/or another companion. ** ** ** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her moth-er, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. ** ** **For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversa-tionalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: William Moseley, 25; Sheena Easton, 53; Ace Frehley, 61; Casey Kasem, 80. Happy Birthday: Dont take too much time pon-dering whether to do something. Its vital that you make moves based on your needs if you want to continue to advance. Changing your scenery, making a geographical move or hanging out with new acquaintances will build your confidence and lead you in a better direc-tion. Your numbers are 2, 13, 22, 25, 34, 43, 45. ARIES (March 21-April 19): One step at a time. Make sure you arent infringing on someone elses territory before moving forward. Keeping everything out in the open will help you deal with each problem that occurs before it has a chance to escalate. ++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Focus on your goals, and make sure you havent left anyone or anything out. Keep your costs low to avoid undue financial stress. Visiting someone who can con-tribute to your plans will help you do what you want to do with expertise. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be talkative, but before you share too much, consider the conse-quences and whom your conversations will affect. Less said and more done will bring much better results. Showing greater discipline and trust will enhance your reputation. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your life simple and moderate. Dont let anyone aggravate you. Back away from any situa-tion that is unpredictable. Concentrate on what you can do to make your life better. Stand by a trusted friend, and favors will be granted in return. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Youve got the knowledge and the pizzazz to make things happen. Dont let anyone stand in your way or cause you grief. Stifle whoever tries to take over. Flaunt what you have to offer and carry your plans through to the end. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Have some fun. Be a participant. Show every-one what you have to offer. Someone entrepre-neurial will want to help turn your idea into some-thing substantial. Listen, but dont let matters get too big too fast. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your heart on the line. Express your true feelings and let the response you get guide you. A professional change should not upset you. Go with the flow and you will discover that you fit in, no matter what hap-pens around you. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Take time to discover what you have to offer. You are more talented then you give yourself credit for. A partnership that has overwhelmed you must be put in perspective. Realize you have much to offer and you will gain greater control. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Honesty will play a major role in your partnerships. Respect should be your goal. 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The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Per-sonal Representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is: April 20, 2012JAMES W. PREVATT, JR.Attorney for Personal RepresentativeFlorida Bar No. 0352012Prevatt Law Firm, P.L.123 East Howard StreetLive Oak, FL32064Telephone: (386)362-7979Facsimile: (386)362-7971DARYLW. SCOTTPersonal Representative 324 NWLona LoopLake City, Fl 3205502500083April 20, 27, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION 03 MERCVIN# 1MEFM50U63G633238CREAMERS WRECKER SERV-ICE 290 NE SUNNYBROOK ST.LAKE CITY, FL32055COLUMBIACOUNTY386-752-2861SALE DATE: May 14, 20128:00AM05532300April 27, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFILE NO. 12-33-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFMICHAELKENNETH JOYNERDeceased,NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of Michael Kenneth Joyner, deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Pro-bate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representa-tive and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the de-cedent and other persons having claims or demands against deceLegaldents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publi-cation of this notice is April 27, 2012.Personal representative:Jonathan Caleb Joyner370 SE Marsh TerraceLake City, Florida 32025Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:John J. KendronAttorney for Jonathan Caleb JoynerRobinson, Kennon & Kendron, PAPO Box 1178Lake City, Fl 32056-1178Telephone: (386)755-133402500087April 27, 2012May 4, 2012 100Job Opportunities05532111Sales Position available at the North Florida Auto Agency. Benefits package, bonuses, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Looking for highly motivated, positive attitude & professional appearance. Apply in person or call Brad today at 386-758-6171. 05532175NOWHIRING Managers & Assistant Managers, Cashiers & Baggers for High Springs fruit & gift stores. Please fax resume to: (352) 748-2196 05532254OPS J uvenile Probation Officer F/Tnon-career service Department of Juvenile Justic Working with Delinquent Youth Four Year Degree. Background Screen Drug Test. Valid Drivers License reqd. Mail State of Florida Application to: Christina Ash, 508 NWHouston Avenue, Live Oak, FL32064 or Fax (386) 362-2574. 12 TEMPORARYFarm Workers Needed. Employer: Langley Farms LLC Shelbyville, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay, & Greenhouse/Nursery Production; including seeding, fertilizing, planting, plowing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, & packaging; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 06/20/2012 01/15/2013. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-7559026 and reference job order #KY0450919. TITLE SEARCH Company seeking abstractor for the Lake City area. Min. 5 yrs. exp. Accuracy, speed and proficiency with metes and bounds legal descriptions a must. Can work mostly from home if a fast internet connection. Some travel. Good pay, benefits, bonuses .Resumes@researchexpresstitle.com 100Job Opportunities05532273OPS Maintenance Position $10.00/hr Stephen Foster State Park White Springs, Florida Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is seeking an OPS Maintenance Position to provide maintenance of facilities, equipment and grounds, mowing, operate cash registers, greet the public, answer phones, setup and produce numerous special events. Must be willing to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Basic Knowledge of maintenance including plumbing, electrical and carpentry are required. Excellent people skills and working with a team are required. This position works in all outdoor conditions. An OPS classified position is a position which does not have pension benefits or health insurance unless purchased. This is a good entry level job into a future career service position within the Florida Park Service. Mail or Fax. State of Florida Employment Applicationby Friday May 4th, 2012 to: Stephen Foster State Park P.O. Box G White Springs, FL32096 Fax (386) 397-4262 Attn: Michelle Waterman, Assistant Park Mgr. Applications are available online athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com .Resumes are not accepted unless accompanied with a State of Florida Employment Application. DEPonly hires US Citizens or authorized aliens and is an EEO / ADA/ VPemployer. Section 110.128, F.S. prohibits the employment of any male required to register with Selective Service System under the US Military Selective Service Act. IMMEDIATE OPENING Front Desk Night Auditor Full Time-Nights Vary 10:30pm 6:30am Industry Standard Benefits Must Be Self Motivated with Excellent Customer Service Skills Apply In Person 450 SWFlorida Gateway Drive Lake City, FL32024 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE NOWHIRING!!! We are now hiring experienced Class ADrivers Excellent benefits package including health, dental and 401K. All applicants MUSTHave: Class ACDLwith X endorsements. 1 yr tractor-trailer experience with a t/t school certification or 2 yrs. tractor-trailer experience without the certification. 25 yrs or older Please apply online at floridarockandtanklines.com 1-866-352-7625. Sales Position available for motivated individual Rountree Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 WE ARELOOKING for an Experienced (2+ yrs.) OTR Driver. Please Call 1-877-745-8730 to receive an application. 120Medical Employment05532115Advent Christian VillageCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 orvisit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Work in a Community; Feel like one of the Family! FTPA-C orARNP FTposition to deliver primary care in HPSA-designated, established rural clinic with onsite board certified physician. Oncall rotation with two other practitioners for evenings/weekends and medical support for 161-bed skilled nursing facility required. Experience preferred but not required. Unrestricted FLlicense required. Experience in electronic medical records and geriatrics a plus. FTCook/Chef FTposition for cook/chef; experience or vocational training required, supervisory skills preferred; must be creative with attention to detail & presentation, and willing to work variable schedule that includes days, nights, weekends, & holidays for community cafeteria and special events. FTFacility Operations DirectorSkilled Nursing Facility FTposition to oversee building properties, physical operations, maintenance, laundry, & housekeeping services for the facility. Good working knowledge of life safety code and state/federal fire & safety regulations required. Experience working in a healthcare setting or skilled nursing facility preferred. PTDesk Attendant PTposition to answer phone, greet visitors, manage inquiries to apartment building front desk. Must be dependable, courteous, and communicate clearly. Work schedule may include weekends. FTpositions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to onsite daycare and fitness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE/DFW/Criminal background checks required. FTMEDICALOFFICE MANAGER Must be expd. in Verifications, Authorizations, Scheduling, Billing and Coding. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (386) 487-3988 170Business OpportunitiesMARTINS 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 9 FAMILY, SAT. 4/28, 7-3 p.m., 255 SWWise Dr./Wise Estates, off CR 242, Princess House Crystal, furn., housewares, kids clothes, clothes/formal, to much to list. 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. 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 GUNSHOW: 05/5 & 05/06 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. Sat 9am 4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 630Mobile Homes forRent2 BR/2BA, Very clean, furnished, in the country, $600 mo. plus utilities. NO PETS. Call 386-935-2461 2BR/1 BA M arkham Road $475 mo. plus $475 dep. 954-258-8841 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 FOR RENTDWMH 3 BR, 2 Baths on 5 Acres off Branford Hwy, Fenced, $750 mo. 386-752-2394 Quiet Country Living 3 BR/2 BA$550.mo., 2 BR/1 BA $425 mo. Very clean, NO PETS! Refs & dep reqd. 386-758-2280 RECYCLE YOUR PAPER
FRIDAYAND SATURDAY, APRIL27-28, 2012 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITYREPORTER 9B Sell Your Vehicle, Motorcycle or Watercraft To Get Your Vehicle Sold, Call Mary (386) 755-5440 Bring the picture in or wewill take it for you!If you dont sell your vehicle during the first 10 days, you can run the same vehicle ad for 10 additional days for only $16.00 s9OURADRUNSCONSECUTIVEDAYSWITHADESCRIPTIONANDPHOTOs9OUMUSTINCLUDEVEHICLEPRICEs!LLADSAREPREPAIDs0RIVATEPARTYONLY 4ERMSANDCONDITIONSREMAINTHE SAMEFORTHEADDITIONALRUN 10 DaysONLY$42 2006 EF250 Ford Van3/4 ton, metal work shelves/ladder rack, 60K miles, exc. cond.$10,500Call386-623-9026 Sample Ad Open House 10AM-1PM Saturday, April 28 580 N. W. Clubview Circle, Lake City Country Club area, 4/3, beautiful renovations, must see. (approx. 2,328 sq. ft.)Price reduced $159,900 Directions: Hwy 90 to Commerce Dr. by Arbys, turn right, go to Clubview Circle, turn left & follow all the way around, home on left.REO Realty Group, Inc. Nancy Rogers, Broker/Owner (386) 867-1271 Rhaiza Faulkner (386)697-1163 FREE HOME WARRANTY 2007 Dodge CaravanLow mileage 58,900.$14,500or Best OfferCall386-755-5834 rn nr 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: email@example.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. HUGE 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 Repos and Used Mobile Home, $6,500 and up Call Paula Ammons 386-292-6290 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Results 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 CLEAN 1/1 Duplex, laundry room, fireplace, privacy near Baya/McFarlane. $500 mo. + dep. No dogs 386-961-9181 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentColumbia 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 & 1Brs 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 BEAUTIFUL3 BR/2 BA, 2 car garage on 2 acre lot, 1,750 sq. ft. under air/heat, $950 mo. 1st + last + sec. dep. Call 305-345-9907. 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 Floridas Last Frontier 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. 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 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 810Home forSale 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 FOR SALE, 160 SE Emerson Court, Lake City, 3 BR/2 BA, 1,400 sq. ft., 1 acre, $115,000. Call 904-652-8353 Home Retreat! Immaculate Home. Outdoor kitchen, fenced pool/patio. MLS #80393 Teresa Spradley Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343 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. 810Home forSale 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. 10ceilings, 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 & AcreageOwner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 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 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 940Trucks 2004 DODGE SLT1500, 4-Door Pickup, w/o handicap lift, low mileage. $13,000 OBO Call 386-758-3053 952Vans & Sport Util. Vehicles1995 CHEVY Customized High Top Van w/1000 # handicapped lift, low mileage. $6,500 OBO Call 386-758-3053 2007 DODGE Caravan Low mileage 58,900 $14,500 or Best Offer Call 386-755-5834
10B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2012 Payton to coach his son in 2012 ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans Saints football head coach Sean Payton (left) signs autographs during the pro-am rounds of the PGA Tour Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., on Wednesday. By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press AVONDALE, La. Sean Payton played a round of golf with tour pro Ryan Palmer, posed for photos with his ever-supportive fans and then spoke about his eagerness to get back to coaching football as early as this fall. No, not pro football. Payton said hes staying in constant contact with NFL officials to ensure he doesnt run afoul of the rules of his season-long suspension in connection with the leagues bounty investigation of the Saints. However, Paytons son, Connor, who will soon turn 12, will be playing football in suburban Dallas in the fall. Whether the younger Paytons team runs the double-reverse known as the Superdome Special remains to be seen, but his father plans to be on the sideline and very involved. One of the things Im looking forward to doing this fall is helping coach my sons football team and doing a few things that you normally wouldnt be able to do while coaching in the NFL, Payton said Wednesday after playing in the Zurich Classic pro-am. I look forward to cutting the oranges, hauling the Gatorade and watching my son play every game and being a part of calling plays for his offense and doing some things like that that really get me excited and I know get him excited. While Payton seems to be coming to grips with his suspension, and appeared gratified by support at the course from fans some of whom wore Free Payton T-shirts he was annoyed by recently reported wire tapping allegations against the Saints. Its hogwash, Payton said about the allegations that general manager Mickey Loomis Superdome booth was wired so he could eavesdrop on oppos ing coaches. The allegations, made public in an ESPN report Monday, have spawned a joint Louisiana state police and FBI probe. The alleged activity covers a period between 2002 and 2004, before Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006. Its garbage, Payton continued. Obviously, I wasnt here, but I know Mickey Loomis well enough and I would consider him a close friend and profession ally one of the best general managers in sport. ... If you really study what he does in the booth, he listens closely to the broadcast, watches the games and for him to begin to try to dissect that language and everything just the way it was reported was awful, Ill say that. Paytons suspension began April 16 and runs through the Super Bowl, which, inci dentally, is in New Orleans. During that time, Payton may not even have casual, non-football conversations with anyone on any NFL team without at least notify ing the league office. The pro-am was one such event where Payton had to be careful because Saints running back Mark Ingram attended the event and hit some balls on the driving range. If Payton finds such extensive restrictions upset ting in any way, he did not let on about that after his round of golf. Its unimportant how I feel. Really its just the terms of the suspension and itll be easy to follow and pay attention to, Payton said. I told (NFL executive) Ray (Anderson) when we first began talking that well talk frequently. BCS officials try to whittle down postseason options By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press HOLLYWOOD Before they leave the beach, the guys who run the Bowl Championship Series want to narrow the postseason options to a few detailed plans. The 11 conference com missioners and Notre Dames athletic direc tor, along with one AD from each league, met Wednesday for about eight hours to discuss overhaul ing the way a champion is determined in college football, and possibly implementing a four-team playoff. It is the fourth such get together this year, and after it was over all agreed the time has come to start making some choices. I think thats what everyone wants to do. Get down to two, maybe three, BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said. I think were making good prog ress on that. I think were going to make it. One thing is clear: The status quo is off the table, Hancock said. Though he cautiously added they have not ruled out making over the current system that guarantees only a No. 1 vs. No. 2 championship game. But all signs point toward that being unlikely, and that by the 2014 sea son the BCS as fans have known it will be gone. I would say there is an expectation that there will be significant change, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said. Delany and his fellow commissioners arrived in South Florida with four options to discuss, but much of the focus has been on a four-team play off with two national semi finals and a title game. That model comes with many variables, such as where the games will be played, how the teams will be picked and how the bowls fit in if they do at all. The role of the bowls represents a potential obstacle. Specifically, the Rose Bowl. On Tuesday, executives from the Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose met with the conference commis sioners to give their input and answer some ques tions about how their games could work in a new postseason system. An option being dis cussed could force those traditional bowls to give up holding their games the years they host a semifinal or championship match up. That could mean a year without a Rose Bowl, which has been played every year since 1916 most of those games matching the champions of the Big Ten and Pac-12. We feel like we have something very special and unique in college foot ball, Rose Bowl spokes woman Gina Chappin said. We went into the room with the intention of reaf firming what we are. The Big Ten and Pac-12 dont just play in the Rose Bowl, theyre partners with the game. Delany and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott have made it clear that protecting that lucrative partnership is a priority. I just want to make sure that the changes that we make are evolution ary, Delany said. That they support the regular season. That theyre from a Rose Bowl perspective, that they sustain that tradi tion. That were also able to produce something that the public appreciates and supports. 10BSPORTS JUMP