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Vol. 138 No. 71 CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4A Business ................ 5A Obituaries .............. 6A Comics ................. 3B Puzzles ................. 4BTODAY IN PEOPLEFire hits Tyler Perry studiosCOMING FRIDAYLocal news roundup88 64Mostly SunnyWEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Jam heats up tonightBy LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comThe Suwannee River Jam shifts into high gear tonight with performances by county music stars Steve Holy and Justin Moore. Moores hits like Bait A Hook and Small Town USA have climbed high on Billboards country charts. Holys 2002 hit Good Morning Beautiful peaked at number one on the county charts. He is also known for Brand New Girlfriend and Love Dont Run. Drake White, whose musical style is referred to as freestyle, country, funk time, river rat and blues, will perform at 6:15 p.m. Holy will play at 7:45 p.m. and Moore will headline at 9:30 p.m. Coming up Friday music will rock the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park starting at noon with more than 15 acts including county greats Craig Morgan and Josh Turner. More than 20 acts Saturday will take five stages, including superstars Joe Nichols, Randy Travis and Trace Adkins. Weekend tickets are $140 for adults and $45 for children ages 6 to 12. Single day passes are $25 for todays show, $45 for Thursday, $90 for Friday and $90 for Saturday, said Teena Peavey, park marketing and sponsorship director. Tickets are available at the gate and online at www.suwanneeriverjam.com. The music park is located at 3076 95th Drive, 4.5 miles north of Live Oak off US 129. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterSalvage operationTed Haake works on gathering salvageable wood and building materials from the house where Jesse Custer fatally shot himself after wounding three Lake City Police officers on Sept. 23. Haake said that he will spend about another week gathering materials to build a barn at his home. Haake said that he received permission to recover the materials. Still waiting on an answer Water district looks for final decision on exec director in June By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comSuwannee River Water Management District board members will interview four remaining candidates for the open executive director position May 18 and expect to make a final decision in June. The districts Governing Board Executive Director Selection Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. May 18 at the district headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The committee will interview candidates Steve Minnis of Bell, Ann Shortelle of Gainesville, Cliff Lewis of Valdosta, Ga., and Chuck Walter of Tampa, said Charlie Houder, assistant executive director. The meeting is open to the public, but there will not be a resident comment period, Houder said. The committee will submit its recommendation to the governing board, which is expected to decide on a candidate at its June 12 meeting, he said. Governing board members Donald J. Quincey Jr. of Chiefland, Heath M. Davis of Cedar Key, George M. Cole of Monticello, Carl E. Meece of OBrien and Donald R. Curtis III of Perry make up the selection committee. Former district executive director David Still announced in February that he would resign May 1. Econ Development Board talks strategy for growthBy HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comThe Economic Development Advisory Board is focusing their energy on bringing economic development education to the region. Jeff Hendry, executive director of the North Florida Economic Development Partnership, visited the Economic Development Advisory Board on Wednesday with an offer to assess the economic hotspots in the area. NFEDP is the designated regional organization that represents the economic development interests for the 14-county RACEC, rural areaa of critical economic concern. Hendry said the mission of the organization is threefold, to promote economic assets for the region, recruit big businesses as well expand existing businesses and to work as a liaison between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida, an organization that works to facilitate job growth statewide. Hendry told the board they would benefit from the involvement of his organization because of their ability to successfully research and secure grants. Florida has some of the most complex state incentives that are out there, Hendry said. Hendry invited the board to a pilot seminar for Economic Development Academy targeted towards business leaders. Hendry called the seminar an economic development 101 and said it would be a highly interactive course. Board member and Florida Power and Light representative Jeff Simmons announced an educational seminar funded by FPL and Florida Gateway College for elected and appointed officials. Dale Boyette of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a nationally known consultant in economic development and site development, will speak at the seminar. According to Simmons, his specialty is working in the area of public policy and working with incentive packages. Not only does he work with the entities that we are looking to attract to bring jobs here, but hes also got a lot of experience in working with economic development organizations and municipal, county, state and local governmental entities, Simmons said. Simmons called the seminar, Playing to Win in Economic Development, a kickoff seminar for the NFEDPs Economic Development Academy. It is an invitation only event that will be held in the Florida Gateway College media center on June 11. We are going to be promoting it and getting the word out to all elected officials throughout our region, Simmons said. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterA fresh coat of paintFort White Middle School FFA members Shelby Bundy (from left), 13, Kali Corrao, 12, and Colby Laidig, 13, paint a fire hydrant along County Road 18 in Fort White on Wednesday. At least 25 FFA members are participating in the community service project to repaint all of the 85 fire hydrants in Fort White. The town of Fort White provided the paint, brushes and other materials needed. I think its fun, Laidig said. I just like helping out and hanging with the firefighters. Scott refuses guns ban at convention By MITCH STACYAssociated PressTAMPA Florida Gov. Rick Scott has rejected a request from the Tampa mayor to prohibit the carrying of guns in downtown during the Republican National Convention this summer because it would infringe upon sacred constitutional traditions, according to a letter released Wednesday. Concerned about the politically charged atmosphere on the streets outside the convention hall, Mayor Bob Buckhorn wrote to Scott Tuesday asking for an executive order that would temporarily override state laws allowing people with concealed weapons permits to transport firearms downtown. The Republican governor fired off a letter to Buckhorn later Scott SCOTT continued on 3A13 charged in hazing case at Florida A&M By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated PressORLANDO Thirteen people were charged Wednesday in one of the biggest college hazing cases ever prosecuted in the U.S., accused in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major who authorities say was mercilessly pummeled by fellow members of the marching band. The charges came more than five months after Robert Champion, 26, died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an FAMU continued on 3A
An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the space. And thanks for reading.PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays Folk singer Pete Seeger is 93. Actress Ann B. Davis (The Brady Bunch) is 86. Singer Frankie Valli is 78. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 66. Pop singer Mary Hopkin is 62. Singer Christopher Cross is 61. Rock musician David Ball (Soft Cell) is 53. Country singer Shane Minor is 44. Actor Dule Hill is 37. Country singer Eric Church is 35. Dancer Cheryl Burke (TV: Dancing with the Stars) is 28.AROUND FLORIDA Deputy charged with stealing at Disney WorldORLANDO An Orange County deputy has been arrested and suspended after officials say he broke into a vehicle and stole cash outside Walt Disney Worlds Hollywood Studios. The sheriffs office reports that other deputies had 40-year-old Kirk Smurawa under surveillance Tuesday afternoon as he patrolled the parking lot. Deputies say Smurawa took a purse from a minivan and then went back to his patrol car. The Orlando Sentinel reports he dumped the purse outside the minivan a short time later. When deputies confronted Smurawa, he confessed to taking the purse and cash from two small childrens wallets. Smurawa was charged with armed burglary of a conveyance and petit theft. He was released Wednesday on $5,100 bail. Smurawa has been relieved of duty without pay, and his law-enforcement credentials could be revoked. Jail records didnt list an attorney.Rubio ensures Eglin mission isnt hamperedEGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Sen. Marco Rubio says he will to do what he can to ensure the Panhandles sprawling Eglin Air Force Bases mission isnt hampered by military realignments and budget cuts. Rubio addressed a handful of supporters at Eglins Air Force Armament Museum Wednesday after touring the base and nearby Hurlburt Field, the Air Forces Special Operation Command headquarters. The senator said hes greatly concerned about automatic defense budget cuts that would be triggered in January if Washington doesnt act, adding he supports efforts to postpone the cuts. Rubio said: We have this proposal for a dramatic reduction in defense spending on top of an already programed cut at a time when we need a stronger military, not a weaker one.Deputy shoots suspect during drug investigationHOLLYWOOD Authorities say a Broward County deputy shot and wounded a suspect during a South Florida drug investigation. The sheriffs office reports that the agencys regional street crime unit was running an investigation in Dania Beach Wednesday morning when two men fled the area in a gray car. Deputies chased the vehicle to Hollywood, where it was stopped. When a deputy got out of his unmarked car, authorities say the suspect drove at the deputy. The deputy opened fire, hitting the driver.Governor picks oranges as part of his work dayFELLSMERE Gov. Rick Scott has gotten to work in one of Floridas most iconic industries. Scott did his ninth Lets Get to Work day picking and processing oranges Wednesday at IMG Citrus in Fellsmere. The Republican governor borrowed the idea of sampling different jobs from former Gov. and exU.S. Sen. Bob Graham. Lets Get to Work was the slogan for Scotts election campaign that focused on job creation. Scott picked oranges, loaded them onto a truck and mowed grass between the citrus trees. He then sorted fruit and put it in boxes and bags at a packing plant.Former Wisconsin chief to step into Martin caseAPPLETON, Wis. A former Appleton police chief will step into the middle of the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Richard Myers has been appointed interim police chief of Sanford, Fla. Myers will begin his job in Sanford at the end of the week. Myers was Appletons chief for nearly 12 years and left in 2007 to head the police department in Colorado Springs, Colo. He retired last fall. Sanfords current chief, Bill Lee, stepped aside from his job to let emotions cool after Martins death. The 17-year-old was fatally shot in February by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense. The lack of an arrest for 44 days led to nationwide protests about the handling of the racially-charged case.Santa Rose County deputys home burglarizedMILTON The Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office is investigating the burglary and arson of a deputys home in northwest Florida. Authorities say Lt. Chris Watson and his wife were out of town when the home was robbed on April 21. It was then set on fire, which caused extensive damage. A press release from the sheriffs office says firearms, ammunition, bulletproof vests and other law enforcement items were taken from the home. Also stolen were electronics and jewelry. Watsons patrol car was vandalized and his personal car was stolen. A $5,000 reward is being offered by officials for information leading to the arrest and conviction. (AP)This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears uswhatever we askwe know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 NIV Blaze hits backlot of Perry studioATLANTA The cause of a fire that ripped through a simulated streetscape at the studios of Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry may never be known, Atlanta fire officials said Wednesday. The Tuesday evening blaze at Tyler Perry Studios in southwest Atlanta will be recorded as undetermined, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran said in an emailed statement. The intensity of the fire in the area of origin consumed any evidence that would lead to a cause of ignition, Cochran said. There were no reports of injuries from the blaze that began shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday and burned through the exterior facade of a large building, Atlanta fire spokesman Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said. It was all in flames, Dorothy Ware, who lives in a high-rise apartment next door to the studio complex, told The Atlanta JournalConstitution. Flames shot as high as nearby trees that stand about as high as a six-story building, Ware said. The building started popping, Ware said. Whatever the fire was hitting, was blowing up. There were plenty of sparks coming over here where we are. More than 100 firefighters responded to the four-alarm blaze. Perry whose films include Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Why Did I Get Married? and Daddys Little Girls was at the complex Tuesday night and spoke with Cochran. The studio said Perry thanked Atlanta firefighters for their quick response and limiting the damage. We are grateful that there were no injuries, and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade, the statement said.Attorneys for daughter, husband try to settle Gabors care fightLOS ANGELES Zsa Zsa Gabors daughter and husband are attempting to settle a dispute over the 95-year-old actress care and finances outside of court, attorneys told a probate judge Wednesday. The two sides will meet with a retired probate judge in late June to try to mediate their issues without the need for a lengthy court fight. Gabors daughter Constance Francesca Hilton has asked that a conservatorship be created to oversee the actress medical care and ensure that her assets are being properly protected. The petition is opposed by Frederic von Anhalt, Gabors husband of 25 years and her caretaker. Hilton appeared for a brief scheduling hearing Wednesday but did not speak.PBS plans documentary on history of Latino AmericansNEW YORK PBS will air a sixhour documentary series on the history of Latinos in the United States. The network said Wednesday the documentary, which has been in the works since 2008, will air in the fall of 2013. English and Spanishlanguage versions are being produced. The history of MexicanAmericans takes up a large part of the series, but the stories of Latinos who have come to the U.S. from several other countries are also included. (AP) Wednesday: N/A Wednesday: Afternoon: 6-0-6 Night: 8-2-4 Tuesday: 4-14-19-24-302A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 Wednesday: Afternoon: 7-0-2-0 Night: 8-8-6-9 HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ 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It was not immediately clear whether those charged were all students or whether they included faculty members or others involved in the road trip. By Wednesday afternoon, two students were in custody at the Leon County jail in Tallahassee: Rikki Wills, 24, and Caleb Jackson, 23. Both are charged with felony hazing resulting in death. Wills, who was also drum major, declined comment when reached by phone. No working phone number was available for Jackson. The names of the 11 others have not been released. Jackson was serving probation for a felony battery charge, according to state and local records. He was arrested in 2009 by Tallahassee Community College police for battery and resisting without violence and arrested again by Tallahassee police a year later, according to county jail records. Champion had bruises on his chest, arms, shoulder and back and died of internal bleeding, Lamar said. Witnesses told emergency dispatchers that the drum major was vomiting before he was found unresponsive aboard the bus. The prosecutor gave no motive for the beating. But witnesses said Champion might have been targeted because he opposed the routine hazing that went on in the marching band or because he was gay, according his familys attorney. Legal experts had predicted more serious charges, such as manslaughter or seconddegree murder. Champions mother, Pam, said she was glad charges were brought but disappointed they werent more severe. I thought it should send a harsher message, she said. Lamar said prosecutors didnt have the evidence to bring more serious charges. The testimony obtained to date does not support a charge of murder, in that it does not contain the elements of murder, he said. We can prove participation in hazing and a death. We do not have a blow or a shot or a knife thrust that killed Mr. Champion. It is an aggregation of things which exactly fit the Florida statute as written by the Legislature. Hazing in Florida was upgraded to a felony in 2005 following the death of a University of Miami student four years earlier. Chad Meredith was drunk and died trying to swim across a lake at the behest of his fraternity brothers. No charges were filed, but a civil jury ordered the fraternity to pay Merediths parents $12 million. Champions death has jeopardized the future of FAMUs legendary marching band, which has performed at the Grammys, presidential inaugurations and Super Bowls and represented the U.S. in Paris at the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. FAMU, based in Tallahassee, has suspended the band and set up a task force on curtailing hazing. Hazing has long been practiced in marching bands, particularly at historically black colleges like FAMU in the South, where the band is often as revered as the football team and members are campus celebrities. Much of the hazing reported at FAMU has involved students trying to get into certain cliques within the band, and it has typically included punching, slapping and paddling. Solomon Badger, chairman of the FAMU board of trustees, said the school is doing everything it can to eradicate hazing. He said of the charges: I hope this wraps its arm around everything we have been plagued with the last six months. Richard Sigal, a retired sociology professor at the County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., who holds anti-hazing workshops at schools, said he could not recall another hazing case with so many defendants. Most cases dont result in criminal charges, and those that do typically end in plea bargains with little or no jail time, Sigal said. Champions parents have sued the bus company owner, claiming the driver stood guard outside while the hazing took place. The company said the driver was helping band members with their equipment. The lawsuit described two types of hazing that took place on the bus. In one ritual, students ran from the front of the bus to the back while other band members slapped, kicked and hit them. A student who fell was stomped and dragged to the front to run again. In a ritual known as the hot seat, a pillowcase was placed over the students nose and mouth and he or she was forced to answer questions. If the student gave the correct answer, the pillowcase was removed briefly; a student who supplied a wrong answer was given another question without a chance to take a breath, the lawsuit said. Tuesday, denying the request in no uncertain terms. Scott said banning firearms in downtown Tampa would infringe on citizens constitutionally protected rights to legally arm themselves. Scott wrote that while he shared Buckhorns concern about violent anti-government protests and other civil unrest, it is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law. It is at just such times that the constitutional right to self-defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach, Scott wrote. I am confident the many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies focused on the RNC will fully protect Floridians and visitors, without the need to resort to sweeping infringements on our most sacred constitutional traditions. Buckhorn, a Democrat, told reporters Wednesday he was disappointed but not surprised. I believe that there is no reason to have a concealed firearm in downtown Tampa that week, Buckhorn said in a statement. And, to be clear, I am far less concerned with those who have concealed weapons permits than the ones who may somehow acquire a weapon and use it to create mayhem....These are extenuating circumstances and should be treated as such. Scott, who was elected with tea party support and endorsed by the National Rifle Association, has made it clear about his stand against any gun-control efforts. One of the bills he signed into law after this years legislative session prevents doctors from asking patients about gun ownership. Doctors had urged a veto, contending that it would violate the doctorpatient relationship. For the convention, Tampa city leaders have already proposed a host of banned items (lumber, hatchets, gas masks, chains and super soaker water cannons) but they are prevented from outlawing concealed guns. Buckhorn had said the state law has made the city look silly, particularly because officials can ban water guns but not real ones. Tampa wants to ban those items within a wide Event Zone, which includes a protest area with portable toilets, water, a stage and a microphone for protesters. Outside that area, people will be allowed to march down an official parade route as long as they have a permit. The exact location of the protest zones and security perimeter will be decided later. Members of a group called the Coalition to March on the RNC said they plan to speak out against the limitations at a Tampa City Council meeting Thursday. The guns issue is more complicated in Charlotte, host city for the Democratic National Convention. The city in January adopted an ordinance allowing it to set up extraordinary event zones designated areas where people wont be allowed to carry backpacks and other items. The city wanted to ban guns in those zones. State law, though, allows people to carry concealed weapons unless theyre at a parade or protest. That makes it unclear exactly where and when people are allowed to carry guns. The Republicans will gather for the nominating convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa Aug. 27-30, and the Democrats will follow a week later at Charlottes Time Warner Cable Arena. The Secret Service has banned civilians from carrying guns inside the arenas.SCOTT: Refuses to ban handguns at this summers RNC convention in TampaContinued From Page 1A ASSOCIATED PRESSFlorida State Attorney Lawson Lamar, right, announces charges against 13 people in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion during a news conference in Orlando Wednesday,
I n 10 days, I traveled to five states (six, if you count Nevada, where I live) in three time zones, to speak at five, count em, separate events. For some people -politicians and touring musicians and wanted felons on the lam -this might seem purely routine. I am not one of those people. Nor do I know any of them personally. But I will say this: Whoever they are, wherever they roam, I hope they remem-ber to carry change for vending machines. Late at night, when things close up tighter than last years stretch pants, quarters are your best friends. I spoke first in Bristol, Tenn., at an awards ceremony for community volunteers, and the next day, at the public library in Bristol, Va. It was 34 degrees, with snow flurries, and I had not taken a jacket. Or socks. In Abilene, Texas, I spoke at the 25th anniversary of Disability Resources Inc., a won derful organization that provides housing and other services for developmentally disabled adults. It was 103 degrees, and I was wearing wool. Finally, I spoke in my home state of North Carolina, at a pair of fundraisers. At one event, someone posed a question that stumped me. Id been talking about the way things were when I was growing up, how folks went to church, families gathered for dinner and children played tag instead of texting on cellphones. The question, in effect, was this: What can we do to ensure that the lives of our children and grandchildren will be enriched, not diminished, by technology? The best answer I could think of was a story Id heard about a woman who insisted that cell phones and other gadgets had to be dropped in a basket at the door until dinner was over. Sunday morning, I put on all my new socks, packed up my umbrellas, checked out of the hotel and began driving south from Mocksville to Landrum, S.C., to spend a week visiting my sister and other family. To drive down I-85 wouldve taken three hours, more or less, but Id had my fill of freeways. So I got off the big-rig beaten path and picked my way over winding, country roads. I wish you couldve ridden with me. Carolina is green most all year round, but in spring, it turns a paler shade with buds of new growth, offset by bursts of creamy-white dogwoods and neon-pink azaleas. I passed countless houses in which families had apparently gathered for Sunday dinner, spill ing over onto porches and into yards, where children ran laugh ing, chasing each other. What can we do to ensure that the lives of our children and grandchildren will be enriched, not diminished, by technology? I still dont know the answer. But I do have a little more hope. T he Obama adminis-tration announced two weeks ago that it would renomi-nate Republican Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but it has yet to act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, refuses to say whether he will bring up her nomination for a vote. Apparently, Ms. Svinickis membership is getting black-balled. By law, the minority party in the Senate picks two com-missioners of the five-mem-ber NRC, while the White House chooses the other three, including the chair-man. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, submitted Ms. Svinickis name to the president for renomination in December 2010 so it could be wrapped up well before her term expires in June of this year. Background and ethics checks were con-cluded quickly. After inexpli-cable delay, the White House privately committed to move on Ms. Svinicki in January but then went radio silent until Mr. McConnell worried about the impending expiration of her term lambasted the apparent effort to hold her back. Confirmation fights are common enough, but whats not is a public campaign by the majority to keep someones name from even being sent to the Senate for debate and a vote. Mr. Reids willingness to come out publicly against Ms. Svinickis very nomina-tion points to collusion with the White House to kick the only female commissioner off the team. More damning are persistent allegations that Mr. Reids former staffer, NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko, doesnt play well with girls. Before Mr. Jaczko was chairman, Ms. Svinicki was confirmed unanimously by a Democrat-controlled Senate in 2008, with members of both parties singing her praises. A nuclear engineer with indus-try experience, she served out her term with distinction and was on track to be given another until she helped blow the whistle on persistent bully-ing by Mr. Jaczko. Along with her fellow commissioners, Ms. Svinicki signed an October let-ter to then-White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley plead-ing for help with Mr. Jaczkos outrageous and worsening behavior since assuming the chairmanship. After the let-ter leaked to the public late last year, all five commission-ers were summoned before Rep. Darrell Issas House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Testimony of his peers revealed that Mr. Jaczko is prone to continued outbursts of abusive rage, ranting at the staff, raging verbal assault and inspiring panic attacks in subordinates, particularly women. This was on top of an inspector generals report that mentioned staff complaints about Mr. Jaczko creating an intimidating work environ-ment. In the face of such evidence, Mr. Jaczkos defense that hes just passionate about safety is pretty weak tea. If Mr. Jaczko backed by Mr. Reid is allowed to have his way, the NRC will become his personal He-man Woman-Haters Club. Republicans need to step up and force Ms. Svinickis nomination so she can keep her job. After all, the best way to defeat bullies is to stand up to them. DemocratsHe-manWoman-Haters Club ONE OPINION ANOTHER VIEW K ill millions here, kill millions there, and pretty soon you are talking about a brutal system that does not work. That was pretty much the way of things in China under the collectivism-worshipping phi-losophy of leader Mao Zedong, himself worshipped to this day though his philosophy has been partly tossed out. But just partly.The Communist Party is still running things and is still auto-cratic and cruel even as it has allowed relatively free markets enough wiggle room to make China a major economic power. So whats next? The question has produced all kinds of answers, from mul-tiple predictions of great power and wealth to some of a great leap backwards. A new compli-cation is the escape from house arrest of a blind dissident aided by many others at enor-mous risk. The story of Chen Guangcheng, now ensconced at the U.S. Embassy, highlights human rights abuses and the willingness of some to put their lives on the line to end them, and comes side-by-side with other revealing news. There is, for instance, the arrest of Bo Xilai, a populist, high-living party chief about to move still further up the lad-der until revelations disclosing, among other charges, that his wife may have played a role in the murder of a British visitor. The party is going to junk this career, but are members going to look hard at a system said to create princelings unanswer-able to anyone except each other, and then just sometimes? We will see as the people react. The Chinese hardly have a free press, but they do have the Internet, and as much as offi cials try to cripple parts of it, it is getting more and more gabby, including numerous discussions about Bo. Information of some kinds is death to tyranny. The Communists cannot be happy. Other worries for the party:-For all the economic improvements, hundreds of millions still live in rural pov-erty, village governments are corrupt, there is no privately owned land and the country experiences literally thousands of uprisings, demonstrations and riots. Just as some insist China cannot handle freedom, others say more will need to come soon if the nation is to keep up its economic growth. If the Communist Party stays in power without significant reforms, it is argued, prosperity may recede as expectations rise and more unrest develops, all of this producing chaos of a kind only the worlds most populated nation can experience. Millions would be stuck in awful conditions of desperate want and the United States would be hurt, too. Though many deny it, trade with a bus-tling, hustling China means we are better off, too. I am among those who have not forgotten the tele-vised events at Tiananmen Square when some rolled out a Goddess of Liberty statue look-ing remarkably like our own Statue of Liberty. The tanks soon rolled in, killing hundreds, and that glorious moment in 1989 evaporated except in the sad but hopeful sense of some of us that there is a very real Chinese hunger for liberty. Other reasons to want the Communists out of power or reformed? They are internation-ally irresponsible, as in refusing to help keep nuclear weaponry out of the hands of Iranians, and a possible military threat down the road. No expert can tell you what is going to happen, and I cer-tainly cannot, but the dissident episode is one more warning that change in China is sorely needed. Chinas future made murkier by dissident escape Driving country roads helps restore hope Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. 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William McRaven as the head of Joint Special Operations Command. The timing, operational decision-making and control are in Adm. McRavens hands, Mr. Panetta wrote. All Mr. Obama did was approve the risk profile, the broad framework of the opera-tion. Had things gone wrong, the buck would have landed on Adm. McRavens head. The premise behind the notion that the bin Laden raid decision was a gutsy call is that Mr. Obama would have paid a political price had the mission failed. Some liken it to the 1980 Desert One Iranian hostage-rescue-mission fiasco that harmed President Carters re-election effort. This is false. Had the bin Laden takedown failed, there would have been no political price because no one would have known about it. The mission would have been just another of the many secret government operations kept under wraps. Because there was no downside risk at least not to Mr. Obama personally the deci-sion cannot legitimately be called gutsy. Politically, it was a gimme. 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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.Blood driveLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have a blood drive May 3 at Champs Pizza from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All donors receive a recognition item from LifeSouth and two free slices of cheese pizza. Drama performanceThe Columbia High School Drama Department is performing Beauty and the Beast May 3 and 4. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For information contact Sarah Wichterman at 386-7558080 ext 239.Reunion meetingThe Columbia High School Class of 1972 reunion meeting is Thursday, May 3 at the Hambone Wilson Farm, 3345 SE Country Club Road at 7 p.m. For information call George H. Hudson Jr. at 386-623-2066.May 4Charity golf tournamentAdvocacy group Voices for Children of the Suwannee Valley Corporation Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 4 at Quail Heights Country Club. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with Shotgun Start at 9 a.m. The cost will be $65 per person or $240 per 4 man team and $125.00 per hole sponsor. The deadline for hole sponsors April 24th. Contact us email@example.com or as listed below.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. Yard sale and seafood dinnerMt. Pisgah AME Church, 345 East Washington Street, will be preparing fish dinners and crab trays Friday, May 4 at the church annex at 11 a.m. There will also be a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outlaw performance benefit The Cody Long No Worries Cancer Benefit will be Friday, May 4 featur ing the Outlaws at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd in Sarasota. Admission is $30 at the door, children under 12 are $5. For infromation visit www.codylongbenefit.com. May 5Lulu homecomingThe Lulu Community Center invites you and your family to the 33rd annual Lulu Homecoming Day Saturday May 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lulu Community Center. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a basket lunch for everyone in your party and lawn chairs. Come share a day filled with games, food, music and fellowship. We will have another quilt raffle this year. Please let family and friends know. All children attending must be accompanies by an adult. Flea 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012 5A Linnie Pearl JohnsonMs. Linnie Pearl Johnson peacefully passed away on April 28, 2012 while surrounded by her family. She was born October 22, 1952 to Cenus and Lizzie Thomas. Linnie was known as a caring and compassionate person. Her passion for caring for others helped mold her career decision to attend Lake City Community College where her employment at Tanglewood Convalescent Home. She was later employed with Baya Point Nursing home for 19 years. Lin nies enthusiasm and vivacious personality spread throughout the nursing home facility and into the hearts of her patients and their families. She received many accolades at work and throughout the community for her outstanding level of patient care. Linnie was known for her ener getic spirit, her winning personality, and her infectious laugh ter. She could light up a room with her presence. Her gener osity was extended to many family members, friends, and her patients. Her appreciation for the simple blessings in life served as an example to many. She was a faithful member at Poole Memorial Church of God in Christ. Linnie brought an abundance of smiles to church where she spread joy and enthusiasm that over Linnie was preceded in death by her dedicated husband Ernest Davis, her father, Cenus Thomas, and her brother Census Thomas, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her two loving children: Felisa Thomas and Leonard Johnson (Pam); her devoted mother, Lizzie Thomas; six grandchildren: Shontae Cray, Ebony Johnson, Eddie Byrden, Kimberly Byrden, Aaron Johnson, and Mya Johnson; two great-grand children; seven sisters: Alice Thom as, Linda Bowman (Ronnie), Gloria Davis (Larry), Elizabeth Thomas, Nellie Thomas, Mildred Anderson (Clyde), Dionne Latham (Samuel); and three others brothers: Ernest Thomas (Sa die), Ira Thomas (Wanda), Joe Thomas (Diane). A host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. A beloved cousin, Minnie Jewel Monroe. Devoted friends and co-workers, Glenda Paige and Marion Ford, and a god-daughter, Keyonna Lee. Funeral services for Ms. Linnie Pearl Johnson will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at New Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 709 NW Long Street, with Elder Samuel will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitation from friends at Combs Funeral home on Friday, May 4th from 6-7 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner -L.F.D.James T. LegreeJames T. Legree, 71 was born on January 10, 1941 in Columbia County to the late Jim mie Lue Super and Matthew James Legree. He attended Fort White pulbic schools. He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As part of Gods divine plan, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL., he answered Gods call. He was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Lee Phillips, Burleen Brinsen, Willie Luis Super and Eddie Lee Legree. His memories live on in the hearts of his loved ones and friends. He is survived by his children Averill J. (Renee) Legree, Mary E. (Glenn) Fleming, Philica A. Legree, Nellie Reed all of Ft. White James F. Legree of High Springs and Vera (Leo) Blake of Alachua, FL.; brothers and sisters Roosevelt (Carol) Legree, Clara (Phillip) Jones both of Ft. White, FL., Ralph (Shir ley) McNish and Emma (Willie James) Brown, both of Gaines ville, FL; twenty-one grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00AM at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Ft. White, FL Rev. Donnell Sanders Pastor. Burial will follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation, Fri day at the funeral home 6-8PM. Arrangements Entrusted to A. JEROME BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1560 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs, FLNeeley, Trez David, Frick Neeley, Trez David, Frick 78, of Lutz, FL went Home on May 1, 2012. Trez moved to Lutz from Columbia, SC in 1950 and has been a big part of the Lutz Community ever since. He was always there for his kids, coaching little league, spending qual ity time with his grandchil dren sorting nails in the garage, going to yard sales, watching the Grand Ole Opry, and spending time with his dog, Harley. He was the greatest wood worker ever. You could not have hand picked a better husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. We were all blessed for knowing him and having him in our lives. He is survived by the love of his life of 59 years, Betty; three children, David (Donna), Deborah Garcia (Jimmy) and Danny (Wendy); six grandchildren, Mandy McCord, Shawn Neeley, Melissa Simoni (Mark), Anthony Blasingame, Megan Neeley and Jaime Garcia; one great granddaughter, Shelby McCord; his lap dog, Harley; sister, Doris Ralston; brother, Larry Mercier (Frack) and his wife, Sarah; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sat urday at the First Baptist Church of Lutz. Interment will follow at Lutz Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Loyless Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lutz Volunteer Fire Department LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME 813-996-6610Bruce Claude NortonBruce Claude Norton, 65, died Sunday April 29, 2012 at his res idence following an extended ill ness. A memo rial service will be held Friday May 4, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel. DEES-P ARRISH F AMIL Y FUNERAL H OME is in charge of all arrangements, 458 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1234. Please sign the family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 1A5A Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293.OBITUARIES Linnie Pearl JohnsonMs. Linnie Pearl Johnson peacefully passed away on April 28, 2012 while surrounded by her family. She was born October 22, 1952 to Cenus and Lizzie Thomas. Linnie was known as a caring and compassionate person. Her passion for caring for others helped mold her career decision to attend Lake City Community College where her employment at Tanglewood Convalescent Home. She was later employed with Baya Point Nursing home for 19 years. Lin nies enthusiasm and vivacious personality spread throughout the nursing home facility and into the hearts of her patients and their families. She received many accolades at work and throughout the community for her outstanding level of patient care. Linnie was known for her ener getic spirit, her winning personality, and her infectious laugh ter. She could light up a room with her presence. Her gener osity was extended to many family members, friends, and her patients. Her appreciation for the simple blessings in life served as an example to many. She was a faithful member at Poole Memorial Church of God in Christ. Linnie brought an abundance of smiles to church where she spread joy and enthusiasm that over Linnie was preceded in death by her dedicated husband Ernest Davis, her father, Cenus Thomas, and her brother Census Thomas, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her two loving children: Felisa Thomas and Leonard Johnson (Pam); her devoted mother, Lizzie Thomas; six grandchildren: Shontae Cray, Ebony Johnson, Eddie Byrden, Kimberly Byrden, Aaron Johnson, and Mya Johnson; two great-grand children; seven sisters: Alice Thom as, Linda Bowman (Ronnie), Gloria Davis (Larry), Elizabeth Thomas, Nellie Thomas, Mildred Anderson (Clyde), Dionne Latham (Samuel); and three others brothers: Ernest Thomas (Sa die), Ira Thomas (Wanda), Joe Thomas (Diane). A host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. A beloved cousin, Minnie Jewel Monroe. Devoted friends and co-workers, Glenda Paige and Marion Ford, and a god-daughter, Keyonna Lee. Funeral services for Ms. Linnie Pearl Johnson will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at New Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 709 NW Long Street, with Elder Samuel will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitation from friends at Combs Funeral home on Friday, May 4th from 6-7 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner -L.F.D.James T. LegreeJames T. Legree, 71 was born on January 10, 1941 in Columbia County to the late Jim mie Lue Super and Matthew James Legree. He attended Fort White pulbic schools. He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As part of Gods divine plan, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL., he answered Gods call. He was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Lee Phillips, Burleen Brinsen, Willie Luis Super and Eddie Lee Legree. His memories live on in the hearts of his loved ones and friends. He is survived by his children Averill J. (Renee) Legree, Mary E. (Glenn) Fleming, Philica A. Legree, Nellie Reed all of Ft. White James F. Legree of High Springs and Vera (Leo) Blake of Alachua, FL.; brothers and sisters Roosevelt (Carol) Legree, Clara (Phillip) Jones both of Ft. White, FL., Ralph (Shir ley) McNish and Emma (Willie James) Brown, both of Gaines ville, FL; twenty-one grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00AM at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Ft. White, FL Rev. Donnell Sanders Pastor. Burial will follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation, Fri day at the funeral home 6-8PM. Arrangements Entrusted to A. JEROME BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1560 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs, FLNeeley, Trez David, Frick Neeley, Trez David, Frick 78, of Lutz, FL went Home on May 1, 2012. Trez moved to Lutz from Columbia, SC in 1950 and has been a big part of the Lutz Community ever since. He was always there for his kids, coaching little league, spending qual ity time with his grandchil dren sorting nails in the garage, going to yard sales, watching the Grand Ole Opry, and spending time with his dog, Harley. He was the greatest wood worker ever. You could not have hand picked a better husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. We were all blessed for knowing him and having him in our lives. He is survived by the love of his life of 59 years, Betty; three children, David (Donna), Deborah Garcia (Jimmy) and Danny (Wendy); six grandchildren, Mandy McCord, Shawn Neeley, Melissa Simoni (Mark), Anthony Blasingame, Megan Neeley and Jaime Garcia; one great granddaughter, Shelby McCord; his lap dog, Harley; sister, Doris Ralston; brother, Larry Mercier (Frack) and his wife, Sarah; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sat urday at the First Baptist Church of Lutz. Interment will follow at Lutz Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at Loyless Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lutz Volunteer Fire Department LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME 813-996-6610Bruce Claude NortonBruce Claude Norton, 65, died Sunday April 29, 2012 at his res idence following an extended ill ness. A memo rial service will be held Friday May 4, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel. DEES-P ARRISH F AMIL Y FUNERAL H OME is in charge of all arrangements, 458 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1234. Please sign the family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 1A5A Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Submit Community Calendar announcements by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or email email@example.com Jam ticket winnersThe winners of the Lake City Reporter ticket giveaway for the Suwannee River Jam pose for a photograph Wednesday with Publisher Todd Wilson and Circulation Director Mandy Brown. Hundreds of people entered the ticket giveaway contest. Pictured are Wilson (from left); Fort White residents Delbert and Karen Mullins; Lake City residents Cathy and Carl Jackson and Brown.Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterKacey Thomas, of Gainesville, won two tickets after participating in the Lake City Report ticket giveaway for the Suwannee River Jam. Pictured are Circulation Director Mandy Brown (from left), Thomas, and Publisher Todd Wilson. CALENDAR continued on 6A
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 386344-0045 by April 27. Blood driveLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have a blood drive May 5 at the Lake City Mall Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Lake City Internet Services from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors receive a recognition item from LifeSouth.Rally for ChildrenJoin Partnership for Strong Families and their partners for Partners Rally for Children, a fun, free event to support local children in need May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Olustee Park, 159, N Marion Ave. To celebrate National Foster Care Month the rally will help raise awareness, build relationships and promote healthy families. There will be booths from local organizations, activities for children and information regarding fostering and adoption. Jasper Market DayJasper Market Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Jasper on Central Avenue. There will be arts, crafts, baked goods, fresh produce, food and more. For vendor information call 386-792-2528. Nature walkFour Rivers Audubon at Alligator Lake offers its last ALLI-Walk: Bird, Butterfly and Natures Garden Outing on May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. Enter Alligator Lake on Country Club Road. Group gathers near the pole barn. Biologist Jerry Krummrich and avid birder Virlyn Willis and others will share their knowledge to experience each month the seasonal changes to habitat and wildlife activity around Lake Citys largest lake. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, binoculars and a snack. No fee is charged. All levels of participation and knowledge are welcome. Come have fun!Church yard sale Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 345 East Washington Street, will have a yard sale Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Plant saleThe Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office at the fairgrounds in Lake City. Native plants, vegetable plants, ornamentals, annuals and perennials all for sale at low, reasonable prices. Food preservation classJenny Jump of the Columbia County UF/ IFAS Extension Office will present an informational program about food preservation Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at the Fort White Branch Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library.Yard saleWesley Memorial United Methodist Church is having a Spring Yard Sale and Bake Sale Saturday, May 5th from 8 a.m. until noon. The proceeds will go to the Children and Youth Camp fund. If you need assistance or information, please call Jan Ferris at 755-2372.Health expo Area health, nutrition and fitness care providers will be offering demos, free samples, health screenings, door prizes and health information for the entire family at the Family Health Care Expo. This free event will be at the Lake City Mall, Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & NA TIONAL THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012 COMMUNITY CALENDARContinued From Page 5A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx6A 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 CheyenneBROWNLove, Mom & Dad2 Ads Sizes1 column by 4 inches (pictured)$462 column by 4 inches$85 Lake City ReporterPUBLISHING Sunday, May 20 DEADLINE Sunday, May 14 Dont forget to send in your photo.180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055Bring your graduates informatin by theReporter oce or call 754-0417for additional information and sending options. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx6A 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 CheyenneBROWNLove, Mom & Dad2 Ads Sizes1 column by 4 inches (pictured)$462 column by 4 inches$85 Lake City ReporterPUBLISHING Sunday, May 20 DEADLINE Sunday, May 14 Dont forget to send in your photo.180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055Bring your graduates informatin by theReporter oce or call 754-0417for additional information and sending options. ASSOCIATED PRESSRepublican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney applauds as he listens to his wife Ann, at a campaign stop in Chantilly, Va., Wednesday Romney stumps for small businessBy KASIE HUNTAssociated PressCHANTILLY, Va. Kicking off his Virginia campaign, Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday hell do the opposite of what President Barack Obama has done to help the economy. His wife, Ann, chipped in by appealing to women voters in a key region of a state both candidates will fight over until Novembers election. What I would do? People ask me, What would you to get the economy going? and I say, Well look at what the presidents done and do the opposite, Romney told a group gathered at a warehouse in northern Virginia. Romney also mocked Obamas recently unveiled slogan: Forward. Forward is his new slogan, and its like, forward, what, over the cliff? Romney joked Wednesday night with donors who gathered at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, just outside Washington. Romney was in the Washington area to raise money and hold a series of meetings at the Republican National Committee, where hes working to integrate his campaign with the national party apparatus. He planned a meeting Wednesday with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Priebus and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell introduced Romney at the evening fundraiser, the first such event that was opened to media coverage. Only two reporters were given access to Romneys 20-minute speech to donors, and no television cameras or photographers were allowed inside. The northern Virginia suburbs of Washington are a region of a key swing state that will be critical for Romney. Obama won Virginia in 2008 after backto-back Republican victories by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Romney aides say driving up Republican turnout in this area of the state could make a difference for the former Massachusetts governor. The campaign moved Iowa operative Sara Craig, partially credited for Romneys stronger-than-expected performance in the Iowa caucuses, to Virginia to run the state in the general election. The campaigns recent days have been marked by foreign policy issues, with the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. On Wednesday night, Romney made reference to Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist who sought asylum at the U.S. embassy in Beijing, saying that Chen chose the American embassy because the country represents freedom. But Romneys campaign largely returned Wednesday to familiar themes of the economy and jobs. He painted small businesses as heroes of the economy and said legislation Obama signed to regulate the banking industry has ended up hurting smaller institutions. Theyve gotten bigger; and the small community banks are the ones that have been most hurt, Romney said. Adviser recounts Edwards wifes reaction to affairBy MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. A former adviser to John Edwards recounted Wednesday how the former presidential candidates now-deceased wife indignantly confronted her husband, baring her chest in front of staff members the day after a tabloid reported that he was cheating on her. During a session that saw Edwards adult daughter flee the courtroom in tears, Christina Reynolds described how a very upset Elizabeth Edwards stormed away from her husband, then collapsed in a ball on the pavement outside a private airplane hangar. Reynolds and another woman guided the anguished wife into a nearby ladies room to compose herself, but she soon returned to the private hangar to again confront her husband. In front of several staff members, the woman who had endured grueling treatments for breast cancer took off her shirt and bra, exposing her chest. You dont see me anymore, Reynolds quoted Elizabeth Edwards as screaming. He didnt have much of a reaction. As staffers scrambled to cover up Edwards wife and huddle her into a car, Reynolds heard the Democratic candidate use a cell phone to call his wifes doctor to ask for help. Edwards then boarded a waiting jet and took off for his scheduled appearance in South Carolina, Reynolds said. She testified that Elizabeth Edwards had known about her hus bands affair with Rielle Hunter before The National Enquirer made it public in October 2007. Hers was the most stirring testimony of the day at Edwards trial on corruption charges, as prosecutors worked to build a timeline of the affair and efforts to cover it up. Shortly before Reynolds began her account of what happened that day at the Raleigh airport, Edwards turned to his daughter Cate, who has been seated in the front row for much of her fathers trial. I dont know whats coming, Edwards was heard saying. Do you want to leave?
BY R. ALONSO-ZALDIV ARAssociated PressWASHINGTON More than 3 million health insurance policyholders and thousands of employers will share $1.3 billion in rebates this year, thanks to President Barack Obamas health care law, a nonpartisan research group said Thursday. The rebates should average $127 for the people who get them, and Democrats are hoping theyll send an election-year message that Obamas much-criticized health care overhaul is starting to pay dividends for consumers. Critics of the law call that wishful thinking. The law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect on medical care and quality improvement or return the difference to consumers and employers. Although many large employer plans already meet that standard, its the first time the government has imposed such a requirement on the entire health insurance industry. This is one of the most tangible benefits of the health reform law that consumers will have seen to date, said Larry Levitt, an expert on private insurance with the Kaiser Family Foundation, which analyzed industry filings with state health insurance commissioners to produce its report. Kaiser is a nonpartisan information clearinghouse on the nations health care system. Still, health insurance is expensive, and $127 may not even pay a months worth of premiums for single coverage. And the insurance industry says consumers should take little comfort from the rebates because premiums are likely to go up overall as a result of new benefits and other requirements of the law. The net of all the requirements will be an increase in costs for consumers, said Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for Americas Health Insurance Plans, the main industry trade group. Given that health care costs are inherently unpredictable, its not surprising that some plans will be paying rebates to policyholders in certain markets, Zirkelbach added. But the Kaiser report said the rebate requirement may be acting as a brake on the industry, discouraging insurers from seeking big premium increases to avoid having to issue refunds later and face possible criticism. The new law has provided an incentive for insurers to seek lower premium increases than they would have otherwise, the report said. This sentinel effect on premiums has likely produced more savings for consumers and employers than the rebates themselves. The study found the largest rebates will go to consumers and employers in Texas ($186 million) and Florida ($149 million), where Govs. Rick Perry and Rick Scott have been among the staunchest opponents of the federal law. Both states applied for waivers from the 80 percent requirement and were turned down. Hawaii is the only state in which insurers are not expected to issue a rebate. Heres how the rebates break down nationally: More than 3 million individual policyholders will reap rebates of $426 million, averaging $127 apiece. These are consumers who are not covered through an employer and buy their policy directly. Consumers in Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Arizona are most likely to be eligible. Insurance companies must notify policyholders, and the rebates are due by Aug. 1. Some companies have already begun to pay. In the small-employer market, plans covering nearly 5 million people will receive rebates totaling $377 million. Employers do not have to pass their rebates on to workers, and can also take them as a discount on next years premiums. LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012 7A Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 7A7AHEALTH DESOTOHOMECARE311 North Marion Avenue Lake City, Florida 32055 Locally Owned & OperatedMOTHERS DAY SPECIAL(386) 752-1699 Quick & Easy Installation Backpacker Plus Interior LiftHit the RoadLifts & Ramps Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 7A7AHEALTH DESOTOHOMECARE311 North Marion Avenue Lake City, Florida 32055 Locally Owned & OperatedMOTHERS DAY SPECIAL(386) 752-1699 Quick & Easy Installation Backpacker Plus Interior LiftHit the RoadLifts & Ramps BY MIKE STOBBEAssociated PressATLANTA A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. Now the experts say theres strong evidence that both habits may help prevent the disease from coming back. New guidelines issued Thursday by the American Cancer Society urge doctors to talk to their cancer patients about eating right, exercising and slimming down if theyre too heavy. Thats not something most doctors do, said Dr. Omer Kucuk, an Emory University oncologist who has researched the effect of nutrition on prostate cancer. Theyre focused on surgery, chemotherapy or other treatments for their patients, he added. Usually the last thing on their mind is to talk about diet and exercise, Kucuk said. Cancer society officials have long encouraged healthy eating and exercise as a way to prevent certain cancers. They and others have tried to spread that gospel to cancer survivors as well. Indeed, the cancer society has a certification program for fitness professionals who work with cancer survivors. But until now, the group didnt think there was enough research to support a strong statement for cancer survivors. Hastine Reese, a breast cancer survivor, says she began to exercise because her husband not her doctor pushed her. Besides being good for her health, he thought it might help pull her out of the depression that followed her diagnosis and double-mastectomy. When youre first diagnosed with cancer, you go into a dark place, said Reese, as she finished a one-hour exercise class this week at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga. Exercise has changed that. Im coming into the light, and its getting brighter and brighter, she said. Being overweight or obese has long been tied to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including cancers of the colon, esophagus, kidney, pancreas and in postmenopausal women breast. But there hadnt been much evidence on the effects of diet and exercise for people who had had cancer. The last five years saw more than 100 studies involving cancer survivors, many of them showing that exercise and/or a healthy diet was associated with lower cancer recurrence rates and longer survival. Most of the research was on breast, prostate and colorectal cancer. The evidence is more meager when it comes to other cancers, including the deadliest kind, lung cancer. Also, most of the work involved observational studies, which cant prove a cause and effect. Still, the volume of research was compelling. Weve got enough data now to make these recommendations, said Colleen Doyle, the organizations director of nutrition and physical activity. At least two other medical groups have strongly recommended exercise and healthier eating for cancer survivors, but the cancer societys new guidelines are expected to have much greater impact. Its the nations largest cancer charity in both donations and the number of volunteers, and it funds more cancer research than any other non-governmental agency. There was a time when cancer patients were thought of as gaunt and dying souls. Many cancers were diagnosed at a late stage, after the disease had ravaged the body and caused weight loss. But better screening and treatment has made early diagnosis of cancer more common and survival more likely. Today, more than two-thirds of cancer patients live at least five years. The ranks of cancer survivors have grown, with more than 12 million Americans identified as cancer survivors. Meanwhile, obesity has boomed. More than twothirds of U.S. adults are now considered overweight or obese. The guidelines recognize that for some people just eating enough food is a priority, and that diet advice can vary during treatment. The cancer society also notes that some people may be too weak at times for vigorous exercise. But experts say that even modest activities, like lifting soup cans while watching TV, can help. Women seem to take to exercise and diet recommendations more readily than men, or to push their spouses to follow the advice, some doctors said. Most of Reeses classmates were women. I find women to be very, very proactive, said Dr. Allen Lawhead, a gynecologic oncologist at DeKalb Medical Center. Men, we traditionally go back into our man cave and hide. Lawrence Genter, a survivor of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, was one of three men in Reeses class of about a dozen. Im here because of my wife, he said. For another cancer survivor, exercise came easy but eating healthy was a challenge. During chemotherapy, nausea is common and food can seem unappetizing. The key thing is to eat period whatever you can get down and keep down, said Bob Falkenberg of Alpharetta, Ga., who was a marathoner and long-distance cyclist before he was diagnosed with leukemia. What did he eat during chemo? Mexican food. Hamburgers. I had people bring in pizza at one point, he laughed.Above: Motivational bracelets are seen on the wrist of cancer survivor Susan Morris, 65, of Decatur, Ga., as she talks with her exercise group after a class, in Atlanta in this April 25 photo. At right: Cancer survivor Hastine Reese, 50, of Stockbridge Ga., talks with participants during the exercise class. A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. Now the experts say theres evidence that that may help the disease from returning. The American Cancer Society on Thursday issued new guidelines urging doctors to talk to their cancer patients about slimming down if theyre fat, eating right and doing some exercise. Cancer survivors urged to eat better, exerciseASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS Being overweight or obese has long been tied to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including cancers of the colon, esophagus, kidney, pancreas and in postmenopausal women breast. Report: Rebates from health care law will top $1B
BY DENISE LAVOIEAssociated PressWEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin. His mother ran outside, frantically assembling a pen-like canister. Her heart pounding, she dropped to her knees and used the device to deliver two squirts up her sons nostrils. Within minutes, his eyes opened, color returned to his face, and he sat up brought back from a potentially lethal overdose by a drug commonly known by its old brand name, Narcan. The drug, widely sold under its generic name, naloxone, counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. for decades. But in the past few years, public health officials across the nation have been distributing it free to addicts and their loved ones, as well as to some police and firefighters. Such giveaways may have saved more than 10,000 lives since the first program was started in 1996 in Chicago, according to a survey by the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national group that works to reduce the consequences of drug use. Opponents say that making the antidote so easily available is an accommodation to drug use that could make addicts less likely to seek treatment. The objections are not unlike those raised decades ago when addicts were first issued clean needles to curb the spread of AIDS. But Wohlen and his mother see things differently. I just didnt want to be that mother standing next to that casket, Linda Wohlen said. Supporters of the distribution programs say getting naloxone into drug users homes saves lives that might otherwise be lost waiting for an ambulance. The question has always been: How can we get people treated before they die? If an overdose of the drug is taken at home, you wont have enough time to get that patient to the emergency room before respiratory depression leads to death, said Dr. Russell Portenoy, chairman of pain medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. The problem has become more urgent: Heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. nearly doubled over the last decade, from 1,725 in 1999 to 3,278 in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the same period, deadly overdoses from opiate-like drugs, including painkillers, have nearly quadrupled, from 4,030 to 15,597. Naloxone works by blocking certain drug receptors in the brain. It has no effect on alcohol or cocaine overdoses but can be used against such painkillers as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. Normally available only by prescription, it is issued to people like Linda Wohlen through 50 programs in more than 188 locations around the country, including Baltimore, New York and San Francisco, according to the survey, published in February by the CDC. Thousands of people have been trained to use injectable and nasal spray forms of the drug. Other countries are also distributing the drug to the public, including Britain, Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. Most of the U.S. programs are run by state or local health departments and addiction support groups. If youve ever talked to a parent who watched their kid overdose, you wouldnt wonder why we are doing this, said Hilary Jacobs, deputy director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services in Massachusetts, where state officials began a distribution program in 2007 that they say has saved about 1,300 lives. The state has spent about $841,000 issuing free naloxone, each dose costing the Public Health Department $16. In New Mexico, which has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the country, health officials estimate the statewide naloxone distribution program that began in 2001 has counteracted 3,000 overdoses. In Wilkes County, N.C., an Appalachian area with an alarmingly high rate of prescription drug deaths, a nonprofit organization called Project Lazarus has taken a slightly different approach: It persuaded doctors to prescribe naloxone in tandem with painkillers to certain patients. The practice, along with an all-out education campaign, has been credited by the organization with reducing overdose deaths 69 percent between 2009 and 2011. 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx8AHealth Accepting New PatientsMedicare, Blue Cross and most insurance plans accepted, worker compensation Specializing in adult medical care including: Accepting New Patients SOUTHERN INTERNAL MEDICINEVisit our website at www.SouthernInternalMedicineLC.com386-719-2540 Allison B. Baris, ARNP Stephanie K. Finnell, ARNP Lori Belote, ARNP New Patients New Patients INTERNAL MEDICINE ESTATE SALESale Includes:Art by: Toys:Area Rugs: MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH297 S. Marion Ave Lake City984-7226 Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair752-2336Open 6 Days A WeekMon. Sat.Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 SouthWe strive to see you today or tomorrow! 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Finnell, ARNP Lori Belote, ARNP New Patients New Patients INTERNAL MEDICINE ESTATE SALESale Includes:Art by: Toys:Area Rugs: MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH MAY4TH & 5TH297 S. Marion Ave Lake City984-7226 Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair752-2336Open 6 Days A WeekMon. Sat.Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 SouthWe strive to see you today or tomorrow! Ask About CareCredit and other financing available (wac) A Special Welcoming Gift For You We Are Offering: (ADA-00110) (ADA-00330) (if needed)COUPON #008$2900For OnlyThe policy of our office is that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination, or treatment if performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, examination or treatment. Drug-overdose antidote is put in addicts hands Kathy Deady holds up a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, in her Quincy, Mass., home in this Feb. 27 photo. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses. Deady twice had to use the drug on her son, who was suffering from an overdose of heroin. The drug counteracts the effects of heroin, OxyContin and other powerful painkillers and has been routinely used by ambulance crews and emergency rooms in the U.S. and other countries for decades. ASSOCIATED PRESS Such giveaways may have saved more than 10,000 lives since the first program was started in 1996 in Chicago, according to a survey by the Harm Reduction Coalition, a national group that works to reduce the consequences of drug use.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, May 3, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS Prices in Effect May 1st-31st www.scaffs.com or Look for lower prices on cigarettes and moist tobacco. Coca-Cola 12pks Coca-Cola 12pks 2/ $ 7.99 or $ 4.59 each 2/ $ 11 or $ 5.50 each Ice Cream Lake City SW Deputy J. Davis Lane 386.752.3910 or 800.597.3526 www.morrells.com Sectional Ottoman $ 1350 $ 199 Sofa Loveseat $ 799 $ 725 Counter Height Table & 4 Barstools All King Koil Mattress Stock $ 599 5 pc. Queen Bedroom Set 5 pc. Queen $ 1099 25 % OFF (Pun Intended) BRIEFS CHS continued on 2B Battle, Marshall, Williams and Wood to run. Today Columbia High baseball at Middleburg High in Region 6A quarterfinal, 7 p.m. Friday Columbia Highs 4x100 relay team (Rakeem Battle, Cornelius Montgomery, Zedrick Woods, Trey Marshall) in FHSAA Class 3A state track meet at University of North Florida, 4 p.m. GAMES T-BALL Christ Central sign-up open Christ Central Sports is offering T-ball for girls and boys ages 3-5. Registration is through May 14. Cost is $40. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH BASEBALL Rays travel team tryouts Sunday The North Florida Rays 9-under baseball travel team has a tryout set for 10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Todd Green at 365-5161. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The Columbia County Quarterback Club has a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call club president Joe Martino at 984-0452. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Powder puff football today The Fort White Quarterback Club is hosting powder puff football games at 4 p.m. today at Fort White High. Admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults. The Fort White Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the teachers lounge at Fort White High. For details, call club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731. From staff reports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Trey Marshall (from left), Rakeem Battle and Zedrick Woods will be part of the Tigers 4 X 100 along with Cornelius Williams in the FHSAA Class 3A State Championship at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Friday. Tigers to compete in state championship By BRANDON FINLEY email@example.com Columbia High will be represented in the 4X100 relay at the FHSAA Class 3A state track meet at the University of North Florida. The team of of Rakeem Battle, Trey Marshall, Cornelius Montgomery and Zedrick Woods will rep resent the Tigers beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Tigers finished with a time of 42:33 to qualify for the state meet but are look ing to beat that time in the championship. We want to run a 41 flat, By BRANDON FINLEY firstname.lastname@example.org The road to a state cham pionship usually begins with one of the areas domi nant teams. Fortunately for Columbia High, they have an unusual first-round playoff game. The Tigers travel to Middleburg High at 7 p.m. today to take on the Broncos in the first round of the FHSAA Class 6A playoffs. The Broncos had an unusual regular season fin ishing with a 7-13 record that included winning the District 3-6A tournament to qualify for the state play offs. Middleburg will likely start pitcher Jeb McLendon in the first round of the playoffs. McLendon led the Broncos to a 5-4 win against No. 1 seed Leon High in the district championship with a no-hitter. Middleburg was plagued by five errors, but were able to overcome the fielding mistakes. Columbia will send Kellan Bailey to the mound, who has yet to suffer a loss this season. Bailey was equal ly impressive during the Tigers district tournament appearance. The senior had a com plete-game performance with five strikeouts and two hits to lead the Tigers into the playoffs with their opening-round win against Atlantic Coast High. Columbia won the game 6-0 behind Bailey (8-0). Bailey sports a 0.00 ERA for the season, has 65 strikeouts and has allowed only 20 hits in 41 innings. The Tigers will also have Alan Espenship and Jayce Barber available in relief. Espenship didnt give up an earned run in the regular season and Barber regis tered a respectable 3.27 ERA during the regular season. Barber issued 28 strikeouts and Espenship issued 13 in only 16 innings. The key for the Tigers playoff run will be the pitch ing, however, as Columbia has struggled from the plate this season. As a team the Tigers are only batting .230 and are led by Blaine Courson, who is the only Tiger batting over .300 for the year with a .354 aver age. Levi Hollingsworth leads in the power catego ries with 15 RBIs and four home runs for the season. Columbia would face the winner of Stanton Prep and Leon with a win against Middleburg. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs baseball team huddles up before a district tournament game on April 26. Columbia to take on Middleburg in first round. Playoffs begin today
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, first round, at Sevilla, Spain 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, first round, at Charlotte, N.C. HOCKEY 5 a.m. NBCSN IIHF World Championships, pool play, United States vs. France, at Helsinki MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City or Cleveland at Chicago White Sox NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT Playoffs, first round, game 3, Miami at New York 9:30 p.m. TNT Playoffs, first round, game 3, Oklahoma City at Dallas NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Philadelphia at New Jersey 10 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, St. Louis at Los AngelesBASKETBALLNBA playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday Boston 87, Atlanta 80, series tied 1-1Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92, series tied 1-1 L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100, L.A. Lakers lead series 2-0 Wednesday Utah at San Antonio (n)Indiana at Orlando (n)L.A. Clippers at Memphis (n) Today Miami at New York, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Friday Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. NBA Defensive Player Voting is done by a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters through-out North America:Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts Tyson Chandler 45 25 11 311Serge Ibaka 41 24 17 294Dwight Howard 18 23 27 186LeBron James 7 19 20 112Kevin Garnett 2 9 7 44Tony Allen 4 3 7 36 Andre Iguodala 1 7 7 33Shawn Marion 2 2 1 17Luol Deng 1 2 5 16Josh Smith 0 2 3 9Joakim Noah 0 2 0 6Marc Gaso 0 1 2 5Chris Paul 0 1 2 5Avery Bradley 0 0 2 2Mike Conley 0 0 2 2Grant Hill 0 0 2 2Iman Shumpert 0 0 2 2Greg Monroe 0 0 1 1Dwyane Wade 0 0 1 1Russell Westbrook 0 0 1 1 NBA Coach of the Year Selected by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters from the United States and Canada. Voting is on a 5-3-1 basis.Coach 1st 2nd 3rd Pts Gregg Popovich 77 24 10 467 Tom Thibodeau 27 53 21 315Frank Vogel 7 27 45 161 Lionel Hollins 6 3 11 50Doc Rivers 1 4 9 26Scott Brooks 0 2 3 9Tyrone Corbin 0 1 6 9George Karl 1 0 2 7Mike Brown 0 1 1 4 Stan Van Gundy 0 1 1 4 Larry Drew 0 0 3 3 Monty Williams 0 1 0 3Vinny Del Negro 0 0 2 2Kevin McHale 0 0 2 2Alvin Gentry 0 0 1 1BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBTampa Bay 16 8 .667 Baltimore 15 9 .625 1 New York 13 10 .565 2 12 Toronto 14 11 .560 2 12 Boston 11 12 .478 4 12 Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 11 10 .524 Chicago 12 11 .522 Detroit 12 12 .500 12 Kansas City 7 16 .304 5Minnesota 6 17 .261 6 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 17 8 .680 Oakland 12 13 .480 5Seattle 11 14 .440 6Los Angeles 9 15 .375 7 12 Tuesdays Games Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 1Detroit 9, Kansas City 3Toronto 8, Texas 7Oakland 5, Boston 3Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 1Chicago White Sox 7, Cleveland 2L.A. Angels 4, Minnesota 0 Wednesdays Games Toronto 11, Texas 5Kansas City 3, Detroit 2Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees (n)Oakland at Boston (n)Seattle at Tampa Bay (n)Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (n)Minnesota at L.A. Angels (n) Todays Games Seattle (Millwood 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-3), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 1-1), 10:05 p.m. Fridays Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Oakland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 14 9 .609 Atlanta 14 10 .583 12 New York 13 12 .520 2Philadelphia 12 12 .500 2 12 Miami 9 14 .391 5 Central Division W L Pct GBSt. Louis 15 8 .652 Cincinnati 11 11 .500 3 12 Milwaukee 11 13 .458 4 12 Houston 11 14 .440 5Pittsburgh 10 13 .435 5Chicago 8 15 .348 7 West Division W L Pct GBLos Angeles 17 7 .708 Arizona 13 11 .542 4San Francisco 12 11 .522 4 12 Colorado 11 12 .478 5 12 San Diego 8 17 .320 9 12 Tuesdays Games Arizona 5, Washington 1Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, ppd., rainHouston 6, N.Y. Mets 3St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 6San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0Miami 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesdays Games Houston 8, N.Y. Mets 1L.A. Dodgers at Colorado (n)Milwaukee at San Diego (n)Arizona at Washington (n)Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (n)Philadelphia at Atlanta (n)Pittsburgh at St. Louis (n)Miami at San Francisco (n) Todays Games Philadelphia (Blanton 2-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 1-4) at St. Louis (Westbrook 3-1), 1:45 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 1-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1), 3:45 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-0) at Washington (Detwiler 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Fridays Games L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m.Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.Miami at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.Milwaukee at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL Draft (x-compensatory selection) Seventh Round 208. Indianapolis, Justin Anderson, g, Georgia. 209. St. Louis, Aaron Brown, lb, Hawaii.210. Minnesota, Audie Cole, lb, N.C. State. 211. Tennessee from Cleveland through Minnesota), Scott Solomon, de, Rice. 212. Tampa Bay, Michael Smith, rb, Utah State. 213. Washington, Richard Crawford, db, SMU. 214. Indianapolis (from Jacksonville through N.Y. Jets), Tim Fugger, lb, Vanderbilt. 215. Miami, Kheeston Randall, dt, Texas. 216. Carolina, D.J. Campbell, db, California. 217. Washington (from Buffalo), Jordan Bernstine, db, Iowa. 218. Kansas City, Jerome Long, dt, San Diego State. 219. Minnesota (from Seattle through Detroit), Trevor Guyton, dt, California. 220. Chicago, Greg McCoy, db, TCU.221. Arizona, Nate Potter, ot, Boise State. 222. Dallas, Caleb McSurdy, lb, Montana. 223. Detroit (from Philadelphia through New England and Minnesota), Travis Lewis, lb, Oklahoma. 224. New England (from N.Y. Jets through Green Bay), Alfonzo Dennard, db, Nebraska. 225. Seattle (from Oakland), J.R. Sweezy, ot, N.C. State. 226. San Diego, David Molk, c, Michigan. 227. Miami (from Tennessee), Rishard Matthews, wr, Nevada. 228. Jacksonville (from Cincinnati), Jeris Pendleton, dt, Ashland. 229. Philadelphia (from Atlanta), Bryce Brown, rb, Kansas State. 230. Oakland (from Detroit), Nate Stupar, lb, Penn State. 231. Pittsburgh, Tony Clemons, wr, Colorado. 232. Seattle (from Denver through N.Y. Jets), Greg Scruggs, de, Louisville. 233. Tampa Bay (from Houston), Drake Dunsmore, te, Northwestern. 234. New Orleans, Marcel Jones, ot, Nebraska. 235. New England (from Green Bay), Jeremy Ebert, wr, Northwestern. 236. Baltimore, DeAngelo Tyson, de, Georgia. 237. San Francisco, Cam Johnson, lb, Virginia. 238. Kansas City (from New England), Junior Hemingway, wr, Michigan. 239. N.Y. Giants, Markus Kuhn, dt, N.C. State. 240. x-Pittsburgh, David Paulson, te, Oregon. 241. x-Green Bay, Andrew Datko, ot, Florida State. 242. x-N.Y. Jets, Antonio Allen, db, South Carolina. 243. x-Green Bay, B.J. Coleman, qb. Chattanooga. 244. x-N.Y. Jets, Jordan White, wr, Western Michigan. 245. x-Cleveland, Trevin Wade, db, Arizona. 246. x-Pittsburgh, Terrence Frederick, db, Texas A&M. 247. x-Cleveland, Brad Smelley, rb, Alabama. 248. x-Pittsburgh, Kelvin Beachum, ot, SMU. 249. x-Atlanta, Travian Robertson, nt, South Carolina. 250. x-San Diego, Edwin Baker, rb, Michigan State. 251. x-Buffalo, John Potter, k, Western Michigan. 252. x-St. Louis, Daryl Richardson, rb, Abilene Christian. 253. x-Indianapolis, Chandler Harnish, qb, Northern Illinois.AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SPRINT CUP AARONS 499 Site: Talladega, Ala.Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 2-5 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon-2:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (FOX, noon-4:30 p.m.). Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles). Race distance: 500.08 miles, 188 laps.Next race: Southern 500, May 12, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Online: http:// www.nascar.com NATIONWIDE AARONS 312 Site: Talladega, Ala.Schedule: Today, practice; Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, noon-2 p.m.); Saturday, race, 3:15 (ABC, 3-6 p.m.). Track: Talladega Superspeedway.Race distance: 311.22 miles, 117 laps.Next race: VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, May 11, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. NHRA FULL THROTTLE NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS Site: Commerce, Ga.Schedule: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 7-9 p.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Atlanta Dragway.Next event: NHRA Summernationals, May 18-20, Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. Online: http:// www.nhra.com INDYCAR Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis. Online: http:// www.indycar.com FORMULA ONE Next race: Spanish Grand Prix, May 13, Catalunya Circuit, Barcelona, Spain. Online: http:// www.formula1.com OTHER RACES ARCA RACING SERIES: International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250, Friday (Speed, 5-7:30 p.m.), Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Online: http:// www.arcaracing.comHOCKEYNHL playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Tuesday New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1, series tied 1-1 Wednesday N.Y. 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Woods offerred a simple strategy to how they can accomplish it. Its just going to take hard work this week, he said. Battle, Marshall and Woods noted that it would be tough to be away from football for the meet, but that it would be an honor to represent the school. It took us a long time to get back here, Battle said. Its good to represent the school and bring back the tradition knowing that we have two and three more years to do it. Columbias main competition looks to be Lincoln High, which won the state-qualifying meet, but Marshall believes that the Tigers can prevail. Weve beat them before, he said. We can do it again. ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Nov. 27 file photo, former San Diego Chargers grea t Junior Seau smiles during his induction into the Charg ers Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game in San Diego. Police say Seau, a former NFL star, was found dead at his home in Oceanside, Calif., on Wednesday after responding to a shooting there. He was 43.Junior Seau found dead at California homeAssociated PressOCEANSIDE, Calif. Former NFL star Junior Seau was found dead at his home Wednesday, authori-ties said. Police Lt. Karen Laser confirmed the death but released no other details. U-T San Diego reported that a 911 call came from the home at 10 a.m. Seau was a standout linebacker with the University of Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers, whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season. Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. We ask everyone to stop what theyre doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family, the team said in a statement. Seau remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 sea-son. In October 2010, Seau survived a 100-foot plunge down a seaside cliff in his SUV, hours after he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence at the Oceanside home he shared with his girlfriend. The woman had told authorities that Seau assaulted her during an argument. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash and Seau told authorities he fell asleep while driving. He sustained minor injuries. Seau spent parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, including 1990-2002 with his hometown Chargers. He led them to their only Super Bowl appearance, was voted to a team-record 12 straight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times. He amassed 545 tackles, 56 12 sacks and 18 interceptions in his career.
DEAR ABBY: While standing in a serving line at a restaurant, a man com-mented to my wife about her weight. She was very upset. My take was, Dont talk to strange men. Later, I wondered whether I should have confronted the guy, slugged him or waited for him in the park-ing lot. As a young man I was prone to rash actions. I would like to think in my golden years that I have outgrown this tendency. Still, Im not sure I handled the situation correctly. I want my wife to be confi-dent that I would come to her defense. Please advise. -TEXAS TOM DEAR TEXAS TOM: Although as a young man you were prone to rash actions, as a mature one you gained the ability to control your temper. Had you confronted the boor, the situation would have escalated and you could have wound up in the pokey charged with assault. Im advising you that you were correct to do nothing. The man is lucky your wife didnt serve him a fist sandwich. A less-er woman might have. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: When my husband, Jeff, and I mar-ried, we drew up a medi-cal proxy and health-care directives should future incapacitation arise. Jeff is now terminally ill with brain cancer and has about five months to live. Over the last two years he has been through four surger-ies, 25 doses of radiation, countless doctors appoint-ments, physical therapy and enough pills to fill a steamer trunk. I had to quit working because Jeff is now my full-time job. As his illness progresses, we have discussed placing him in a hospice. He demands that I lift, jerk and pull him in and out of bed. When I can no longer do this, he wants me to install a hoist. He needs assistance eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet and is in a wheelchair. Jeffs tumor is growing, causing pressure and affecting his mental attitude. Hes impatient, demanding, selfish and nasty. Im caring for him at home because its his home and I am his wife. At what point do I put him in a hospice facility without his family calling me a witch and Jeff kicking and screaming to be let out and return home? -END OF MY ROPE DEAR END: Please accept my sympathy. Your husband is sick and in pain, probably frightened and the cancer may have affected his ability to think rationally. If you havent discussed this with your husbands doctor, you must. It may not be necessary to place Jeff in an in-patient facility because many terminally ill patients can receive the same care in their homes. However, it will take a referral from a doctor, certifying that your husband has six months or less to live. Much of the cost is covered by Medicare, and most insurance also covers it. For your sake and his, you should contact the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It can help you find a hospice pro-vider. The toll-free phone number is 800-658-8898 or log onto www.nhpco.org. Because youre afraid of criticism from Jeffs family, tell them that he -and you -need them to step in and help with his care because it has become more than you can handle alone. If they agree, it will give them precious time with him. If not, theyll be in no position to criticize you. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): A happier atmosphere will develop if you get to know your colleagues bet-ter. Forming an alliance with someone you feel has similar goals will help you bring about reforms that lead to greater efficiency and profits. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Volunteer to do some-thing nice for someone and you will enhance your reputation. Research an area of interest and you will find a way to incorpo-rate it into your plans. An old idea, look or trend can be brought back to life successfully. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Diversify, and you will come up with something special. Love is in the stars, and making romantic plans will pay off. A little extra attention to your home will result in added comfort and efficiency. Protect your assets and the people you love. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): A change of plans may not suit you, but instead of making a scene, make whatever alterations are necessary and go about your business. Dont waste time trying to convince someone to do things your way. Give others freedom and space. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Protect your position, reputation and status. Not everyone will be support-ive, and some may even try to make you look bad. You will overcome any opposition if you keep your story straight and live up to your promises. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take the path that offers the most in return. Dont waste your time try-ing to win someone over who isnt interested in contributing to your cause. Check out new locations that will make you recon-sider your options and your direction. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Share your feelings, and concentrate on rela-tionships that are impor-tant to you. Make personal alterations that will add to your appeal and boost your confidence. The way you handle others will deter-mine how far you advance. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Secrets will not help you get to the bottom of a situation that is caus-ing you grief. You have to address issues head-on if you want to be able to move forward. Revenge and jealousy are a waste of time. Focus on success. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Network, socialize and interact with people who share your interests. A partnership you develop will enable you to further your ideas and plans. Both personal and professional changes can and should be put into play. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Dont let anyone put demands on you or your time. You have to give your undivided attention to the projects and people who can benefit you most. Home improvements should be made that add to your comfort and improve your health. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Dont agree to do things you dont want to do. Someone you love will help you recognize what you must do to stabilize your life. Change is required, but it doesnt have to cost you. Moderation is your ticket to advancement. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Disappointment is likely if you count on someone. Do whatever needs to be done and keep moving. Dont let any-one play emotional mind games with you. Do your best to pay off outstand-ing financial, emotional or physical debts. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Wisdom of age teaches man to hold his fire after insult Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. 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PHILLIPS CIRC, LAKE CITY, FL32024; including the building, appur-tenances and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, ATTHE FRONTDOOR OF THE COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, 173 N. HERNANDO STREET, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, on 5/30/12 at 11:00 am.Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated this 24 day of April, 2012.Clerk of the Circuit CourtP. Dewitt CasonBy: B. ScippioDeputy Clerk02500089May 3, 10, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 122009CA000808CAXXXXBAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPFKACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,SEC.: 0Plaintiff,v.JOHN D. CASSELLAND JESSICAD. CASSELL, STATE OF FLORI-DA, DEPARTMENTOF REVE-NUE, AND UNKNOWN TENANT/OWNERS, Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order Reschedule Fore-closure Sale filed April 5, 2012, en-tered in Civil Case No. 122009CA000808CAXXX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court will sell to the highest bid-der for cash on 11th day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. on the Third Floor of the Columbia County Court-house, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit:LOT5, BLOCK 7, COUNTRYCLUB ESTATES REPLATAC-CORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact:ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055 Phone: (386) 719-7428 within two (2) business days of re-ceipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained my be used for that purpose.DATED ATLAKE CITY, FLORI-DATHIS 10TH DAYOF APRIL, 2012.-sB. ScippioP. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTCOLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA05531373May 3, 10, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISION:CASE NO.: 12-2011-CA-000211FINANCIALFREEDOM ACQUIS-ITION, LLC.Plaintiff,vs.WILLIAM A. BAKER; EASTSIDE VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-CIATION, INC.: SECRETARYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL-OPMENT; HELEN W. BAKER; UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION OF THE SUBJECTPROPER-TY,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated the 24 day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 12-2011-CA-000211, of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein FINANCIALFREEDOM ACQUIS-ITION, LLC is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM A. BAKER, EASTSIDE VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-CIATION, INC., SECRETARYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL-OPMENT, HELEN W. BAKER and UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION OF THE SUBJECTPROPER-TYare defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE HER-NANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FL32055, 11:00 AM on the 30 day of May, 2012, the following descri-bed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:LOT83, EASTSIDE VILLAGE, ASUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF AS RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PA-GES 115 AND 115A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Fl 32055, (386)719-7428, within two (2) business days or receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hear-ing impaired should call (800)955-8771. Individuals who are voice im-paired should call (800)955-8770.Dated this 25 day of April, 2012.P.DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: B. ScippioDeputy Clerk02500090May 3, 10, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE #:2011-CA-000181Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mort-gage LoanPlaintiff,vs.The Estate of Don Simmons, De-ceased; Lemuel Simmons; Kriss Lavalle Simmons; Sharon Melissa Simmons; Unknown Heirs, Devi-sees, Grantees, Assignees, creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Don Sim-mons, Deceased, and all other Per-sons Claiming by, Through, Under and Against the Named Defendant(s); Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., Successor in inter-est to PRAIII; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4/24/12, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000181 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judi-cial Circuit in and for Columbia county, Florida, wherein Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage Loan, Plaintiff and The Estate of Don Sim-mons, Deceased are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash ATTHE WESTFRONTDOOR OF THE COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, LO-CATED AT145 HERNANDO LegalSTREET, LAKE CITY, COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 AM on 5/30/12, the following described property as set forth in Fi-nal Judgment, to-wit:BEGIN ATNORTHWESTCOR-NER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAND RUN THENCE N 89 DEG 36'40E. ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF SW1/4 525.00 FEET, THENCE S. 0 DEG 09'56E. 456.35 FEET, THENCE S. 89 DEG 3640W. 525.00 FEETTO THE WESTLINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF SW1/4, THENCE N. 0956 WALONG SAID WESTLINE, 456.35 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact the ADACoor-dinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Fl 32056; (386)719-7576 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, FloridaB. ScippioDeputy Clerk of CourtSubmitted By: ATTORNEYFOR PLAINTIFF;SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.Suite 100Tampa, FL33614(813)880-8888(813)880-880002500094May 3, 10, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 10-708CANATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC.Plaintiff,v.BRETTRUMMERYAKABRETTALAN RUMMERY; HOLLYLYNN RUMMERY; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2,Defendants,NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Summary Judgment dated 4/26/2012, entered in Civil Case No,: 10-708CA, of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and BRETTRUMMERYAKABRETTALAN RUMMERY; HOLLYLYNN RUMMERY; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2, ARE DEFENDANTS.I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 am at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 SE Hernan-do Avenue, Lake City Fl 32055 on the 30 day of May, 2012 the follow-ing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:LOT5, BLOCK A, BELLAIRE, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.This property is located at the Street address of: 185 SE GREG PLACE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32055If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days only the owner of re-cord as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on 4/26, 2012.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTB. SCIPPIOBy: Deputy ClerkAttorney for Plaintiff; LegalElizabeth R. Wellborn, EsquireElizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A.350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100Deerfield Beach, FL33442Telephone: (954)354-3544Facsimile: (954)354-3345IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommoda-tion to participate should call the ADACoordinator, Jacquetta Brad-ley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386-719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800)955-8770.02500093May 3, 10, 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. Accepting Applications for HOUSEKEEPING/BREAKFASTATTENDANT, apply in person at Cabot Lodge. 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 LEGALSECRETARY, Experience necessary, good salary, medical benefits, fax resume to: 386-961-9956.
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, MAY3, 2012 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 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 100Job OpportunitiesADJUNCTPROFESSORS Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Aleading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus (main campus), through the Center for Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach ESOLat our Lake City center, located in Lake City, Florida. Appointments are for immediate and upcoming terms. AMasters degree from a regionally accredited institution is the minimum requirement for undergraduate programs. Also, candidates must have eighteen credit hours in ESOL, TSOLor Foreign Language Education required. ESOL endorsement does not meet this requirement. For additional information and application instructions, please visit our website: www .saintleo.edu/jobs or for a direct link to the position: http://www .saintleo.jobs/postings/ 8564 Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. DIRECTORLAKE CITY Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Aleading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 16,000 students at the traditional University campus (main campus), through the Center for Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. This position will provide leadership for and coordination of academic and administrative activities in the Lake City, Madison and Trenton area. Support the Universitys mission and core values as a contributing member of the Universitys community. Supervise and coordinate all personnel and administrative activities in the assigned offices. To include planning, budgeting, advising, etc. AMasters degree from a regionally accredited institution is the minimum requirement. Experience in business or academic administration. Excellent supervisory and customer service skills. The ability to effectively plan and organize. Applicant should have excellent computer skills. For additional information and application instructions, please visit our website: www .saintleo.edu/jobs or for a direct link to the position: http://www.saintleo.jobs/postings/ 9555. Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 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. OFFICE ASSISTANT Office experience necessary. Pay based on experience. Health, dental & vision benefits offered, explanation given upon interview. Apply within 6766 264th Street, Branford, FL, 32008. 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 EmploymentMadison County Memorial Hospital Now Hiring: RN Nurse Manager RNs FT& As Needed Medical Lab Technologist Medical Office Manager CNAFT& PT Please contact Human Resources (850)973-2271 ext. 1906 EOE/DFW 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. 402Appliances MARATHON HOT WATER HEATER, like new, 50 gallons, $200, Call 386-496-8363 or 352-283-0925. 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture TRUNDLE BED, like new, 3 drawers, with 2 mattresses $150 Call 386-496-8363 or 352-283-0925 430Garage Sales 3 FAMILY YARD SALE, Fri & Sat., 7-2 p.m, No Early Birds, 121 SWStafford Ct, Callaway Subdv., furn. (home & office, new & used), sporting goods, lawn equip., exercise equip., tanning bed, tools, toys, kids & adult clothing, & misc.. 5 FAMILY, Fri. & SAT. 9-?, 1524 NWMain Blvd., (previously Bobs Marine), US 41 N., 1 mi. past Post Office, furn., clothes, tools, antiques & books. Fri. 5/4, Sat. 5/5 & Sun 5/6, 7:30-?, Rain or Shine, 325 SW Broderick Dr. off 47 S, lots of baby things, electronics, household & misc items. Must see to apprec. LARGE ESTATESALE 5643 NWCR152, Jennings, FL MAY4, 5, 6, 8 to 1 pm. More then you can imagine Antiques, furn., lamps, books. The house is also for sale sitting on 4.6 acres with pond. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. SAT. 5/5, 7-?, 181 Blueberry Place off CR 47/242, furniture, glassware, collectibles, misc., follow signs. SAT. 73, 365 SWBurnett Lane off CR 242 between SR 47 & Sisters Welcome. Toys, clothing, household goods, NO Early Birds. 440Miscellaneous GUNSHOW: 05/5 & 05/06 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. Sat 9am 4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 VERIZON DRIOD PRO CELL Original box, wall charger, car charger, excellent condition $85 Call 386-984-7510. 630Mobile Homes forRent2BR/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 3/2 Large MH, small park, near FGCC, Small pets ok, $500 dep $575 mo w/12 mo lease 386-752-1971 or 352-281-2450 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com LIKE NEW!3BR/2BAMH On 1 acre is move-in Ready ONLY$65,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #79728 Mobile Home Wanted Singlewide or Doublewide, good condition, Reasonable offer will pay cash. Call 386-288-8379 Mossey Oak Homes Factory Outlet New 2012 3/2 $36,900, New 4/2 $39,900 & New 4/2 $59,900, Incl. delv., set-up, ac, etc. First Coast Homes 386-752-1452 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm HarborHomes 4/2 From $499 Mo. Loaded3/2 From $399 Mo. Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 ext. 210 Palm HarborVillage New Homes Start at $39,900 $5K for your used mobile home Any condition! 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 BR/1.5 BAapartment, $650 mo. $200 deposit. Includes water, sewer, lawn and garbage. Located on Highway 47. 386-208-5252 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 2BR/1BAAPT. w/garage. West side of town. $650. mo. 386-961-9000 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 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Great area Wof I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups, patio, $600-750 + Sec. 386-965-3775 or 965-5560 Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com 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 ForRent2 BR/1BALake City, 202 SE Country Club, $600 dep. $600 mo. No Pets, 386-623-9650 2 BR/2BAWellborn, 11878 49th Road, $450 dep. $450 mo. No Pets, 386-623-9650 2br/1ba $585 mo. + sec., 4mi S. Lake City. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3 BR/1.5 BA, CH&A, fenced back yard, hardwood floors, Gwen Lake, $700 month + $700 deposit Call 386-344-2472. 3 BR/2BAWhite Springs, 16652 Spring Street, $840 dep. $840 mo. No Pets, 386-623-9650 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 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. 730Unfurnished Home ForRentCONVENIENTLOCATION 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 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 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 810Home forSale Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 3 BR/2BA, 1,474 sq. ft, 2 car gar., deck, freshly painted, new carpet, $109,900 MLS#79581, Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick 4BR/2.5 BA, wood floors, large back porch, carport, super investment, $63,900 MLS#79970 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Exc. location. 1,512 sq. ft. + 210 sq. ft. room, recent remodeling. $94,500 MLS#79838 Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 4BR/3BA, on lake, many upgrades, $299,000 MLS#76085 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 or Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Family Wanted. 3/2 Home with over 1,600 sqft. Fireplace, large private fenced backyard! MLS #79943. Paula Lawrence Hallmark Real Estate (386) 623-1973 FOR SALE BYOWNER 3 BR/2 BA, 2,600 sq. ft., 10 acres, built-in pool, screened porch off pool, beautiful sunrise & lots of nature to be seen, $225,000 OBO. Call 386-292-9333. Home Retreat! Immaculate Home. Outdoor kitchen, fenced pool/patio. MLS #80393 Teresa Spradley Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343 LARGE 2,000+SqFt 3BR/2BA home near schools & shopping ONLY$28,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY, INC. 755-5110 #77505 NEAR SUMMERSELEM! 3BR/2BAw/1,705 SqFt w/FP$119,500 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80463 Picadilly Park Area, Nice Brick 3/2 on large .836 acre lot. Fenced back yard, work shop, pole barn. Patti Taylor@Access Realty MLS #78989 $129,900, 623-6896. Poole Realty, Donna Dawson, Lake view, newly remodeled, 5BR/5BA, balcony, spiral stairs to patio, on one acre. $295,000 MLS#78495, 386-288-5679 Poole Realty Glenda McCall, 3/2 in 55+ Eastside Retirement Comm., w/Florida room, lg. kit., patio, sprinkler, 2 car gar.$135,000 MLS#79546, 386-208-5244 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, 4/2, 2,100+sq. ft. huge master br. w/walk-in closet, screened back porch, detached gar., $184,000 MLS #80283, 386-208-3847. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, BIG House, 2,100 sqft. 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 & Acreage4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, Great investment property in city limits. Both units occupied with tenants that want to stay. $50,000 MLS#79206 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 Were on target! days a weekSubscribe Today 386-755-5445 RECYCLE YOUR Lake City Reporter ADVERTISE YOUR Job Opportunities in the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Enhance Your Ad with Your Individual Logo For just pennies a day. Call today, 755-5440.
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