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From staff reportsA suspect in the April 27 shooting death of a local convenience store owner was arrested in Jacksonville Saturday, according to police. James Leonard Johnson, 23, was taken into cus-tody without incident by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents in Jacksonville, according to Steve Shaw of the Lake City Police Department. A second suspect, Ernest Larry Grandison, has been identified but remains at large. According to Shaw, officers from LCPD, the state attorneys office and FDLE went to Johnsons Lake City home after obtaining an arrest warrant but learned he was in the Jacksonville area. Johnson was later arrested by agents from the FDLE Jacksonville Regional Operations Center, Shaw said. Shaw said he could not reveal how officers learned the identity of the sus-pects. However, he said, we made leaps and bounds today (Saturday). He said a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Grandison remains in effect and we hope someone with knowl-edge of the case will come forward. On April 27 at 1:36 p.m., officers were notified of a robbery at A&M Discount Beverage store at 394 SE Duval St. Officers arrived at 1:37 p.m. and found the suspects gone and store owner Rajni Patel, 55, fatal-ly shot. Patels wife Daxa was shot at during the robbery, but was unhurt. According to police, Johnson took money from behind the counter and Grandison shot Rajni Patel as he came through a side door. Both suspects fled on foot. Shaw said Grandison is considered armed and dan-gerous. Johnson faces charges of first-degree felony murder and robbery. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Grandison on the same charges, according to Shaw. Through the untiring efforts of the investigators who have been working CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Loretta Lynn 80, not 77. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5B 86 58 Mostly Sunny WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSP APER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Get set forsummertimecamping fun. Health Dept.official to retire after 35 years. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 83 1D Niblack Elementary School shines on the FCATBy LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County schools were saved by the Florida Department of Education from an upsurge of failing writing scores this year, although scores are lower than last year, according to results released Friday. Across the county, 85 percent of fourthgraders passed by scoring a level 3 and above on the writing portion of the new, more rigorous Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0. Last year 97 percent of students in the county passed the test, although a different version. FCAT scores are the primary factor in determining A-to-F grades for schools. Those that get high grades can earn monetary rewards while schools deemed fail-ing can face sanctions that include staff, faculty and student transfers and even closure. Across the state 81 percent of fourthgraders passed, which is about the same as last year. The state also released scores for eighth and tenth-grade writing tests, and ninth and tenth grade reading tests. Initially, the State Board of Education had increased the cut-off for a passing score from 3.5 to 4 while also making the test tougher by increasing emphasis on such skills as spelling, punctuation and capitalization as well as the quality 1C McCollums grandson questions the accuracy of the film, however.By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comLIVE OAK-The 1952 firstdegree murder conviction of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy black woman in Live Oak, has been further explored by filmmaker Claudia Johnsons recently released doc-umentary, The Other Side of Silence. McCollum was the wife of a Sam McCollum, the reported leader of a bolita ring, an illegal lottery game, in Suwannee County. She is said to have had an affair with the man she was accused of shoot-ing to death in his office the morning of Aug. 3, 1952, Dr. Clifford LeRoy Adams, a prominent white physician and state senator-elect. McCollums story is clouded with rumors of morphine dependency, tampered evidence, prison psychosis and a mysteriously aborted pregnancy. Her trial was conducted before a jury of all white men, half of whom were former patients of the deceased doctor. She was sen-tenced to death by electric chair. Her conviction and sentence were overturned and McCollum was given a second trial. She was deemed mentally incompe-tent and spent the next 20 years at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. In 1992 McCollum died at the age of 82, never having lived in Suwannee County again. Johnson, a professor of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University, began pursuing the story in 1994. McCollums story has been investigated by noted writers such as Zora Neale Hurston and William Bradford Huie. Huie, a well-known investigative journalist at the time, attempted to interview McCollum while she was incarcerated, but was barred from seeing her by Judge Hal Adams. Johnsons film suggests that McCollum was silenced by the white-domi-nated power structure of Suwannee County. Sam and Ruby McCollum are remembered as wealthy and well-known members of the community. They lived in a two-story Spanish-style home and drove a new Chrysler. Mystery surrounds McCollums relationship with Dr. Adams. The film suggests that McCollum and Adams may have been in an adulterous relation-ship. It goes further to suggest that the relationship may not have been consensual. McCollum is rumored to have given birth to one child of Adams and to have been pregnant with a second at the time of the shooting. She was actually silenced, said former Suwannee County Ruby McCollumstory retold indocumentary Runners rush from the starting line at the 5K race during Fam Fest on Saturday. The event featured the race, along with the Lake DeSoto Farmers Market, an art show, and a concert by Patchwork, an all-female bluegrass band. See more FAM Fest photos, Page 6A. FAM Fest!HANNAH O. BROWN/ Lake City ReporterFrom staff reportsLIVE OAK Following intrviews Friday with four can-didates for executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, a dis-trict selection committee chose Ann Shortelle, director of the Office of Water Policy for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as its top candidate. Shortelle will go before the full governing board June 12. The other candidates were Steve Minnis, director of Governmental Affairs for the water dis-trict; Chuck Walter, direc-tor of Science and Information for Applied Sciences Consulting Inc.; and Cliff Lewis, assis-tant branch chief of the Water Protection Branch for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Environmental Protection Division. The selection committee is made up of five SRWMD Governing Board members Don Quincey Jr., Heath Davis, George Cole, Donald Ray Curtis III, and Carl Meece. Earlier this month, the commit-tee had narrowed the list of 17 candidates to four. Top candidate for SRWMD executive director named FILM continued on 3A A lot of people dont want to talk out of respect for their families. Its not that they fear retaliation or fear that somebody is going to do something to them. Most of the time its out of respect Marlon Ivey Grandson of Ruby McCollum ShortelleMurder suspect jailedJohnsonGrandison Second suspect, alleged gunman, remains at large FCAT continued on 3A MURDER continued on 3A
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Country music legend Loretta Lynn is three years older than she has led peo ple to believe, an age change that undermines the story she told of being married at 13 in Coal Miners Daughter, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Lynns birth certificate on file at the state Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort, Ky., shows that Loretta Webb was born on April 14, 1932, in Johnson County, Kentucky. That makes her 80 years old, not 77. Also on file is her marriage license and two affidavits from her mother, Clara Marie Ramey, and S.W. Ward Jr., who was not related to the family, listing the same birthdate. The records werent filed until 1965, which meant that Lynn needed mul tiple documents to prove her age at that time. Lynns signature appears on the document as Loretta Webb Lynn. Certainly Lynn isnt the first celeb rity of a certain age to be less than forthcoming about a birthday, but the discrepancy is significant because age isnt just a number for the Country Music Hall of Fame member. It is woven into her compelling life story, made famous in her 1976 bestsell ing autobiography, Coal Miners Daughter, and the subsequent film starring Sissy Spacek. The movie made $67 million nationwide and was nominated for seven Oscars; Spacek won for her portrayal of Lynn. The Grammy-winning sing er recently announced that it will become a Broadway musical, starring actress and singer Zooey Deschanel. Journalist tries to kiss Will Smith, gets slapped MOSCOW Hollywood star Will Smith slapped a male television reporter who he said tried to kiss him on the lips as he walked down the red carpet for the Moscow premiere of Men in Black III. The reporter from the Ukrainian television channel 1+1, Vitalii Sediuk, made headlines at the Venice Film Festival in September when he pre sented a bouquet of clearly unappre ciated purple hydrangeas to Madonna and called her my princess. Smith was even less charmed by the reporter, who approached him on the carpet outside the movie theater on Friday night and tried to kiss him. Cmon man, what the hell is your problem buddy? Smith said as he pushed Serdiuk away and slapped him lightly across the cheek with the back of his left hand. Hes lucky I didnt sucker punch him, Smith said to the crowd of jour nalists and fans. Oh, I said that on camera. Its all good. Hagar: Not surprised at Van Halen tour woes ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Right now, Sammy Hagar is awfully glad hes not in Van Halen anymore. The legendary rock band he led for more than a decade after replac ing David Lee Roth in 1986 launched a tour in February with Roth back at the helm. But Van Halen on Thursday postponed dozens of shows this sum mer that had been scheduled for months, without giving a reason. Hagar thinks he knows why. Theyre hard people to get along with, those brothers, Hagar told The Associated Press on Friday. Otherwise Id still be in the band. Im surprised it took this long for the tour to experience major difficul ties, he added. I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner. I lost money on that bet! Hagar actually had two go-rounds with Van Halen, but left each time after clashes with guitarist Eddie and drummer Alex Van Halen. Roth left the band in 1985 to launch a solo career after similar personality clash es with the Van Halens, but reunited with them in 2007. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays n Politician Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is 71. n Singer Joe Cocker is 68. n Singer/actress Cher is 66. n Actress Grace Jones is 64. n Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. n Actress Polly Walker is 46. n NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is 41. n Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. n Basketball player Kevin Garnett is 36. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18 NIV CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. 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Circulation .............. 755-5445 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter 2A Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynns hit Coal Miners Daughter during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show, Lynn announced that a musical of Coal Miners Daughter is in development and Deschanel will play her. ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Despite ongoing economic upheaval in Spain, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to the European country for a four-day trip where he will tout the Sunshine State as a good place to do business. The governor is also expected to cement cul tural ties in advance of next years 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leons arrival on the states east coast and he will meet with King Juan Carlos. Scott leaves Sunday for Madrid with a group of more than 60 people that includes First Lady Ann Scott, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Secretary of State Ken Detzner as well as execu tives from Florida Power & Light and Florida Crystals Corporation. Spain right now ranks 33rd among Floridas glob al trading partners, which places it behind many countries in Latin America as well as Japan and China and several other countries in Europe. But Scott and state eco nomic officials say that Spain has been a source of growing foreign invest ment as well as the origin of many tourists. There are already more than 300 Spanish companies in the state. By developing and main taining relationships with key economic partners, we can ensure that Floridas economy continues to grow, Scott said Friday in his weekly radio address where he discussed the trip. The visit, however, comes at a time when Spain is grappling with serious economic problems includ ing a recent slide back into recession. Some of the recent bad news includes reports of a rise in the level of bad loans on the books of its banks and word from the government Friday that it may have to revise its 2011 budget deficit upwards for a second time. Manny Mencia, senior vice president of interna tional trade and develop ment for Enterprise Florida, said this is a good time to reach out to Spanish busi nesses that may be looking to move money somewhere else. Interest from prospects are not waning at all, Mencia said in an email. It is precisely the economic stagnation of the European Union that attracts Spanish companies to the U.S. mar ket and Florida is by far the preferred location for Spanish companies in the U.S. This is the fifth trip that Scott has taken abroad since he became gover nor in January 2011. He has also visited Panama, Canada, Brazil and Israel. Enterprise Florida is pay ing for Scott and his wifes expenses with money from private donations. FHP: Toddler killed in crash CLEWISTON The Florida Highway Patrol is asking the public for infor mation regarding a crash that killed a 2-year-old boy in Clewiston. An FHP report says alco hol played a role in the early Saturday morning crash. Authorities say 22-year-old Hermelinda Ramirez drove onto the shoulder of the street, forcing the car to overturn into a canal. She and her passenger, 2-yearold Alex Perez-Ramirez, were submerged under water. The boy had been restrained inside the car and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. An update on her condition was not immedi ately released. FHP says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The agency is ask ing anyone with informa tion regarding the crash to contact them or crime stoppers. Planes wheel falls off SANFORD A plane that made an emergency landing in Iceland after a wheel fell off during take off arrived safely in central Florida. WFTV TV is report ing the Icelandair flight arrived at Orlando-Sanford International Airport early Saturday morning. The flight had to turn around and made an emer gency landing late Friday after a wheel fell off during takeoff. The plane and its 200 passengers had to fly around for hours to burn off fuel before landing at the international airport in Reykjavik. The wheel that fell off was found on the runway. One passenger told WFTV they were told there wasnt a lot to be worried about since the wheel was one of eight on the plane. Passengers were placed on another flight to Sanford. Airport chemicals unconfirmed FORT LAUDERDALE Broward County author ities continue to investigate the unknown chemical that closed a terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Sheriffs Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles told The Associated Press Saturday that the source has not yet been con firmed, calling it an ongo ing investigation. Airport spokesman Greg Meyer said earlier that it appeared to have been an aerosol can that exploded in someones luggage. Terminal two, which includes the Delta Air Lines concourse, was evacuated for about two hours Friday as hazardous materials technicians investigated. Five people were sent to the hospital with respiratory complaints, including three Transportation Security Administration agents and two passengers. Symposium praises Truman KEY WESTM Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has opened a weekend Truman Legacy Symposium, praising the late President Harry Truman for supporting foreign aid and opposing American isolationism. The conference has attracted political figures and scholars to discuss aspects of Trumans 1945-1953 presidency, focusing on his foreign aid legacy. Events are centered at the Harry S. Truman Little White House, where Truman spent 11 working vacations. Events end Saturday. Panelists include U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri; Martin Palous, former Czech Republic ambassador to the U.S. and United Nations, and Truman grandson Clifton Truman Daniel. The house also has hosted former presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and cur rent U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Gov. Scott heading to Spain to tout Florida Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes a speech at the annual Governors Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale, May 16. The governor leaves today for a four-day trip to Spain, where he will tout the state as a good place to do business. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Commissioner Douglas Udell. She never got a chance to show her side. In the film, Johnson claims a veil of secrecy still lingers over McCollums story in Suwannee County. Johnson said that law enforcement still show up when the Suwannee County Courthouse is being photo-graphed. She also recount-ed difficulty in acquiring pertinent documents such as the transcript from McCollums trial. Everywhere I turned, I ran into silence, Johnson said. Johnson said her life was threatened while making the film. She took a hia-tus from working on The Other Side of Silence and did not continue pursuing the story until 12 years later. This was not ever supposed to get out, Udell said. This was a story that was intended by the power struc-ture to be maintained. Marlon Ivey of Live Oak, McCollums grand-son, questioned Johnsons claims of threats and silence. A lot of people dont want to talk out of respect for their families, Ivey said. Everybody is not trying to sell a story. Everybody is not looking for their 15 minutes of fame. Its not that they fear retaliation or fear that somebody is going to do something to them. Most of the time its out of respect. Johnsons version of the story claims to have added a new dimension to an already complicat-ed tale. Johnson believes McCollum did not actually shoot Adams. I always had the intuitive sense that the whole truth had never been told. It took me 19 years bull-dogging this story, but I discovered I was right, she said. Johnson presented two counter-theories to McCollum having shot and killed Adams. Interviews from Suwannee County residents suggest that another prominent physi-cian shot Adams. A third theory that local law enforcement were respon-sible for Adams death was also presented. The film presented little evidence to back either theory. Ivey, who has seen clips of the film, doubts that there is any new informa-tion included within it. He said he had not seen the film in its entirety and did not plan on buying it. The only thing I saw was just some people stat-ing their opinions. I dont know what connection they had to the situation, Ivey said. Ivey said he believed there may be some inac-curacies in the film. They had a relative of Ruby McCollum, but I thought that was inaccu-rate, Ivey said. Where she got that from I dont know. Ivey said he was not contacted by Johnson for the film. He said he under-stood why people some-times do not want to share information about their family members. What is there to gain? he said. Would you want somebody to talk about your grandmother or your mom? The film premiered on April 15 at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle. Johnson called the premier a resounding suc-cess. She said more than 80 people attended the opening. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 3A of details used to explain, clarify and define. After an emergency meeting, the board approved this week to lower the writ-ing tests passing score to 3.0. The board acted after preliminary results showed that otherwise only about a third of the students would have passed the tougher test. Only 28 percent of county fourth-graders would have passed had the state not dropped the bar for proficiency. This is the third time in as many years that the state has redefined what counted as a passing score on the test. This year at Niblack, 95 percent of fourth-grad-ers passed the writing test; 92 percent passed at Westside; 89 percent passed at Pinemount; 86 percent passed at Columbia City, Melrose Park and Eastside; 81 percent passed at Summers; 79 percent passed at Five Points; and 77 percent passed at Fort White. Columbia County fourthgraders scored an average 3.3 out of a possible 6 on the narrative prompt that asked students to suppose someone had a chance to ride a camel and to write about what happens on that camel ride. Last year at Eastside and Five Points 99 percent of fourth-graders passed the writing test; 98 percent at Niblack, Westside, Melrose Park and Pinemount passed; 97 percent at Fort White; 96 percent at Summers; and 94 percent at Columbia City. Niblack Elementary principal William Murphy said he was very proud the schools teachers and students for out-perform-ing other county schools as well as the state. Teachers were nervous waiting for the results, especially when the state lowered the bar, he said. Sometimes people try to put my school down, he said. Students write every day from kindergarten and up. Sometimes the commu-nity undervalues what we do at Niblack, but we work just as hard, Murphy said. Overall 72 percent of county eighth-graders passed the writing test, compared 96 percent last year and 78 percent state-wide this year. At Lake City Middle, 76 percent of eighth-graders passed; 71 percent passed at Fort White; 67 percent passed at Richardson; and 57 percent passed at Challenge Learning Center. The countywide average at the middle school level was 3.2 out of a possible 6 on a persuasive prompt that directed students to convince the principal whether eighth-grade stu-dents should be graded on how they behave in school. Last year 99 percent of eighth-graders at Lake City Middle passed last year; 95 percent at Richardson; 94 percent at Fort White; and 80 percent at Challenge. Seventy-eight percent of county 10th-graders passed the writing test, compared to 95 percent last year and 84 percent across the state this year. They scored a 3.2 out of 6 on persuasive prompt that directed stu-dents to convince business leaders whether students should have a part-time job sometime during high school. At Fort White, 84 percent of 10th-graders passed, while 95 percent passed last year. At Columbia High, 79 percent passed, while 95 percent last year. FCAT reading and math exams similarly are tough-er this year. As a result, A-to-F grades for schools are expected to be lower. The grades are used to reward top schools and sanction those that get fail-ing marks. The state board voted not to let any school drop more than one letter grade to soften the blow. High school students must pass the 10th-grade reading exam to gradu-ate. Statewide the nearly 89,260 students who failed the 10th grade FCAT 2.0 reading test can retake it up to four times or they can qualify for standard diplo-mas by getting equivalent scores on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams. Half the ninth-graders at Fort White and 45 percent at Columbia High passed in reading, compared with 52 percent statewide. Last year 44 percent of county ninth-graders passed, com-pared to 45 percent this year. Forty-five percent of 10th-graders at Columbia High and 43 percent at Fort White passed the reading portion, compared with 50 percent statewide. Last year 32 percent of county 10th-graders passed, com-pared to 44 percent this year. Naturally we are pleased with the scores, particular-ly the percentage scoring proficiently, said Columbia County Superintendent Mike Millikin. Millikin said he is concerned about the validity of the test as a whole. The writing results completely caught the DOE off guard to the point the emergency meeting was called. It bothers me when such a high stakes exam has questions brought up, Millikin said. Floridas higher standards help ensure students are learning what they are expected to know so that they are prepared for college, career and life, Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson said in a statement. As Florida transitions to higher stan-dards and higher expec-tations, we can expect our assessment results to reflect those changes. That means lower test scores for students and lower grades for their schools. A routine outside audit of testing procedures is already under way and the DOE will have an inter-nal investigation to focus on finding out what went wrong, Robinson said. The state contracts with NCS Pearson to pro-vide and score the FCAT. Florida fined the company two years ago for delays in getting the tests graded. Kitty McElhaney, district director of curriculum, assessment and account-ability, said that while the district supports raising achievement levels, it has to be incremental. We cant change too many variables at one time, she said. Individual student reports for scores released Friday should go home with stu-dents during the last week of school, McElhaney said. The state next will release other FCAT results, including reading for lower grades as well as math and science for all grades tested. No exact date for the release has been set. School grades will follow. FILM: Ruby McCollum Continued From Page 1A NOTICEOFMEETING LAKECITYCOMMUNITYREDEVELOPMENTAGENCY CITYOFLAKECITYNOTICEISHEREBYGIVEN thattheLakeCityCommunityRedevelopmentAgencyforthe CityofLakeCity,FloridawillholdameetingonMonday,May21,2012at6:45P.M.,int he CouncilChamberslocatedonthesecondfloorofCityHallat205NorthMarionAvenue ,Lake City,Florida.THEPURPOSEOFTHEMEETINGISTODISCUSSTHEFOLLOWINGITEM: &=&)* GrantApplicationAllinterestedpersonsareinvitedtoattend.SPECIALREQUIREMENTS:Ifyourequirespecialaidorservicesasaddres sedinthe AmericanDisabilitiesAct,pleasecontacttheCityManager > sOfficeat(386)719-5768. AUDREYESIKESCityClerk A recent documentary casts the story of Ruby McCollum in a new light. 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Stanley Romero Johnson, 44, Lake City, was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography, according to infor-mation released by the FDLE Friday. FDLE, with assistance from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, executed a search war-rant at his residence, 601 NW Emerald Lakes Drive, said Gretl Plessinger, Florida Department of Law Enforcement public infor-mation officer. He was booked into the Columbia County jail and arrested without incident. Plessinger said the arrest was not part of a larger probe. This was an investigation by the FDLE Cyber Crime Squad, Plessinger said. This was just one arrest. Johnson is a correctional officer at the Hamilton County Correctional Institute and has been employed by the DOC for 16 years. According to information from the Florida Department of Corrections, Johnson was hired by the Florida Department of Corrections Sept. 8, 1995. He is a correctional officer on the day shift at the Hamilton County facil-ity. The department is dismissing this employee immediately, said Jo Ellyn Rackleff, Department of Corrections spokesperson. Were dismissing him under an extraordinary procedure. Anytime a correctional officer breaks the law or participates in conduct unbecoming to an officer in our ranks, they are dismissed. ODonnell 386-755-4911Discover How Much Better Your World Can Sound Call (386) 466-0902 this investigation, the sus-pects have been identified and one arrested, LCPD chief Argatha Gilmore said in a pre-pared statement. All local law enforcement agencies were persistent in their efforts to apprehend the suspects who committed this horrific crime in our community. Gilmore singled out the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office, FDLE and the Third Circuit State Attorneys Office as instrumental in the investigation. It was not immediately clear where Johnson was being held. MURDERContinued From 1A
F at cats with big salaries are once again the enemy of the left. At the local, state, federal and even international level, liberal politicians are clamoring for new levies on the selfish few living it up on easy street. Left unsaid is that many of those well-heeled plutocrats are pull-ing down a public salary. Lavish governmental payrolls and gold-plated retire-ment packages are straining finances from coast to coast. Californias budget is $16 billion in the red, and Gov. Jerry Brown this week began begging Golden State voters to approve a ballot measure empowering him to raise $9 billion by increasing the state sales tax to 7.5 percent and imposing a tax on mil-lionaires defined as those who earn more than $250,000. President Obamas own Buffett tax on millionaires would kick in at the same amount. Earlier this year, the city of Long Beach, N.Y., had to bor-row money so it could mint a new pair of millionaires. A police lieutenant who was about to retire pocketed a $572,863 payment, and a departing sergeant welcomed an addition of $521,461 to his bank account. Thats big money for a small city, the equivalent of each and every household writing a $75 check for the cops retirement. As bad as the municipal system can be, the federal gravy train runs far deeper. According to a database of federal salaries compiled by the Asbury Park Press, the Department of Veterans Affairs pays its top employee $398,322. Another 800 employees earn a base salary of $300,000 or more. A grand total of 3,797 department employees qualify for the millionaires salary of $250,000. The Department of Health and Human Services has 182 millionaires. Even salaries that dont quite reach the millionaire level remain quite gener-ous. At the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., 135 make more than the $223,500 paid to the speaker of the House, the top legislative-branch sal-ary. A total of 798 Treasury Department staffers pulled in more than a congressmans salary of $174,000. Hundreds of bureaucrats who dont have the fancy base salaries can still find themselves invited to the taxpayer-funded country club through massive bonuses ranging from $20,000 to $63,000 added on top of sala-ries of at least $160,000. When the pay isnt so great, public-service employees still can live like millionaires by jetting to exotic locales on the taxpayer dime. Four bureau-crats paid between $83,000 and $146,000 are stationed in Burkina Faso. A pair of six-figure-salaried Peace Corps employees can be found in Fiji. Twenty-five paper pushers enjoy the skiing in Switzerland, courtesy of the U.S. public. Federal gigs are available on resort islands including Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica. The same people taking advantage of these perks are calling for taxes on the rich. Californias millionaire-tax ini-tiative is almost entirely bank-rolled by public-sector labor unions. Government unions also are among Mr. Obamas top supporters. They real-ize hardworking Americans need to pay more in taxes so bureaucrats can continue to live like millionaires. Public-sector fat cats ONE OPINION P erhaps history will show that the first black presidents big-gest contribution to black America was forcing this community to come to terms with its own identity and priorities. By formalizing his support of same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama has pushed blacks to decide what is most important to them: The Biblical message they hear in church every Sunday, or the big gov-ernment liberalism that they regularly vote for on Tuesday of Election Day. Ive often talked about what I call the Sunday-Tuesday Gap in black America. The black church has always played a central role in black American life. Blacks attend church with greater frequency than any ethnic group in the nation. In church, they hear from pastors who preach the Bible in a most literal fashion. According to a 2010 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey, 34 percent of the general public sees the Bible as the literal word of God. However, 57 percent of blacks and 61 percent of black Protestants say the Bible should be read as Gods literal word. This helps explain why in responding to surveys on so-called social issues, -abor-tion, marriage, family, infidelity, homosexuality -blacks poll like white conservatives. However, when blacks go to vote on Tuesday, they certainly dont vote like white conserva-tives. They vote like white liberals. On Sunday, blacks hear preachers talk about traditional values, about family, about per-sonal responsibility, about the sanctity of life. On Tuesday they go to the polls and vote for candidates who support abortion, moral relativism, and government dependence. According to a 2010 Gallup survey, 55 percent of blacks said they attend church fre-quently (at least once a week or almost every week). However, among Democrats, the party blacks overwhelm-ingly support, 39 percent say they attend church frequently. And among liberals, who are overwhelmingly Democrats, 27 percent attend church fre-quently. The black vote wasnt always so predictable. Eisenhower got 39 percent of the black vote in 1956 and Nixon received 32 per-cent in 1960. Now, 90 percent of blacks can be depended on to pull the lever for Democrats. These are the blacks of Tuesday. But now that Obama has made his support for same sex marriage clear, what impact will this have on the blacks of Sunday? In 2008 in California, the blacks of Tuesday voted for Barack Obama. But in the same election, the blacks of Sunday switched over and voted for Proposition 8, which directed that mar-riage be formally defined in the California state constitution as traditional marriage of man and woman. After Obama spoke out for same sex marriage, those commonly identified as black Americas political leadership -Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Joseph Lowery -immediately took public posi-tions supporting the presidents stand. But these leaders, who represent the political behavior of Tuesday blacks, are out of sync with grass-roots sentiment, which reflects the sentiments of Sunday blacks. According to Pew, 47 percent of Americans support legalization of same sex mar-riage, but only 39 percent of blacks and 33 percent of black Protestants do. If there is a consensus on anything today, its that most Americans feel the country is on the wrong track. Where we part company is on the diagnosis of what is wrong. There are big questions we must decide that will determine the kind of country our kids and grandkids will be living in. There is no place where the dilemma is clearer than among black Americans. Will America move more in the direction of the values of the blacks of Sunday or those of the blacks of Tuesday? Its time for black Americans to set and clarify their priorities and act in concert with them. The choices made today will impact not just their own future, but the future of our whole nation. Blacks and same-sex marriage LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:This may be a farfetched idea but couldnt Lake DeSoto become a recreation lake like some lakes in other places like Central Park in NYC and other towns. Pedal boats are popular and small rowboats. I feel like people would pay a price to get in them and pedal or row and it would benefit their health since it would burn calories and be good exercise. Perhaps the Columbia County Recreation Department could do it or someone could invest (a concessioner) and start it through them. This is just an idea I had. Think about it. Harold MurphyLake City Police officer got a slap on the wrist 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 community-oriented 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. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: email@example.com T he framers of the U.S. Constitution were admirably clear, or so they and we thought, when they wrote in the Fifth Amendment that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due pro-cess of law ... The framers thought that right important enough that in the 14th Amendment they reit-erated that this protection also applied to the states, which also could not deprive any person of life, liberty or property, with-out due process of law ... Clear enough? Perhaps not.The U.S. House on Friday affirmed the governments power to detain indefinitely in military custody suspected terrorists, even if they are U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, with-out charge or trial. All that is required is suspicion. A coalition of Democrats and Tea Party-movement Republicans, skeptical about the ever-increasing power of a central government, failed to roll back that power, their amendment losing by the dis-maying margin of 238 to 182. Basically, the House reaffirmed a provision in a defense bill that President Obama signed on Dec. 31. In a sign-ing statement accompanying the bill, Obama wrote, My administration will not autho-rize indefinite military deten-tion without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation. The Associated Press noted, In a face-saving move, the House voted 243-173 Friday for an amendment that reaf-firms Americans constitutional rights. It says something about our current crop of lawmakers that 173 of them would vote no on the Bill of Rights. Maybe for the past 220 or so years, the Constitution wasnt as clear as we thought it was. Making the Bill of Rights optional Q Scripps Howard News Service Q The Washington Times OPINION Sunday, May 20, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A How about pedal boats for Lake DeSoto? To the Editor:Officer David Broom got a politically correct, virtual slap-on-the-wrist $280 fine and a three-month suspension on his drivers license for aggres-sive driving that resulted in a death and caused an estimated $1,000,000 worth of damage. And now he thinks his slap-on-the-wrist decision is too severe and wants it reduced? Thats ludicrous! Personally, I think a manslaughter charge needs to be filed against him. Earline Parker, the lady Broom legally killed due to his gross negligence, was literally a one-in-ten-million person, a true community angel. Earline volunteered thousands of hours of her time for the good of this community each year for the previous ten years or so. How many other people in this region can come remotely close to the good she did? So how can the community win this negative situation? Police and law enforcement officers are supposed to protect the public are they not? Then I propose that every law enforce-ment officer spend at least one hour out of every shift they work ticketing aggressive driv-ers. That would save hundreds of lives every year and millions of dollars in property damages and medical expenses. I think stopping aggressive driving and making the streets saner would make Earline proud. Rick PaulLake City Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org) and author of three books. ANOTHER VIEW
Alice B. DanielsMrs. Alice B. Daniels, 92 years of age, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Novem-ber 23, 1919 in Stamford, Connecticut and was a daughter to the late Alexan-der and Stella Obuchowski. A homemaker, Mrs. Daniels had been a resident RI$XURUD2KLRIRUWKHSDVWYHyears and previously lived in Lake City. For many years she was an active volunteer at the Lake City Hospital where she also served as President of the hospital volunteer organization. She was a member of the O.E.S. chapter of Lake City. She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Jerry K. Daniels and her brother, Lee Obuchowski. She is survived by her sons, King (Teresa) Daniels of Aurora, Ohio and Robert Lee (Felicia) Daniels of Anaheim, Califor-nia as well as six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Graveside memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Rodri-guez, pastor of Southside Baptist &KXUFKRIFLDWLQJ$OLFHVFUH mated remains will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Jerry K. Daniels. Local arrange-ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www. guerryfuneralhome.net Sallie Mae Timmons Deese Sallie Mae Timmons Deese passed away peacefully Thurs-day, May 17 at Dowling Park with her family by her side. Sal-lie Mae was born on October 19, 1920 in Eridu, Florida to the late Bud and Sallie Timmons. 6KHZDVWKH\RXQJHVWRIYHHer siblings Mamie Capps, C. R. Timmons, J.W. Timmons and Albert Timmons all preceded her in death. She was raised in Lamont, Florida and attended Aucilla Public School where she met her husband, Joseph Sydney Deese. After graduating in 1938, she and Joe Sid married and moved to Fort White, Florida ZKHUHWKH\UDLVHGYHFKLOGUHQand started a business, Southland Timber Company. Sallie Mae was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family. Her pas-VLRQVZHUHIDPLO\VKLQJVKHonce caught a 10 bass on a cane pole) and any sport in which the Gators were playing. She had a fun spirit and was always plan-ning and thinking about the next family occasion. She had a way of getting everyone to not only attend but to do what they were assigned, even the greatgrand-children! Laughter was always a big part of these events. She was the reason for so many wonderful memories of holidays, vacations and get-togethers for family and friends. She was a special lady who will be greatly missed by all. She was a long-time mem-ber of the Fort White Meth-odist Church and an inte-gral part of the community. Sallie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sid Deese. 6XUYLYRUVLQFOXGHKHUYHFKLO dren; Betty Koon (Bill, deceased) of Ft. White, FL; JoAnn Deese, of Ft. White, FL; Linda Pope (Richard) of Lakeland, FL; Sid Deese (Martha) of Ft. White, FL; and Sally Walton (Jerry) of Mon-ticello, FL, nine grandchildren, Kathy, Kerri, Bill, Michael, Joey, Jay, Ben, Deanna and Missy, twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 19, 2012 11 AM at the Fort White Ceme-tery with lunch following at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. There was no visitation. ,QOLHXRIRZHUVGRQDWLRQVPD\be made to Dowling Park, P O Box 4305, Dowling Park, FL 32064. Arrangements are un-der the direction of the DEESPARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.comNapoleon Poley B. Gibbs, Jr. Mr. Napoleon Poley B. Gibbs, Jr., 76 of Lake City passed away to be with his Heavenly Father at the Haven Hospice Suwan-nee Valley Care Center in Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Poley was born March 19, 1936 in Claxton, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Millie, Mamie, Ella, Liz and also by his brothers, Lamar and Charles. Poley lived many places as a youth; Wellborn, FL, Lake Okeechobee, FL and Vida-lia, GA before moving to Lake City around 1950. He worked for many years with Colum-bia Oil Co., Rountree-Moore Ford and Sunshine Hardware RI/DNH&LW\3ROH\VIDYRULWHDFWLYLWLHVZHUHVKLQJDQGVKDU ing time with his many friends. He dearly loved being on the water, especially the Suwannee River. The times he spent with his numerous friends and fam-ily on the water, were some of the best times of his life. His cheerfulness and quick to laugh personality endeared him to all. Poley is survived by his lov-ing wife Dorothy of 47 years, in which only his passing could separate them from one another. He is also survived by his daughters, Linda Adleman, Alachua, Fl, Sue King, Alachua, FL, Lois Kleinberg, Mt Dora, FL, Shari Secchi, Melbourne, FL, Polly Johnson, Palm Bay, FL, his sons, Napoleon (Ceci-lia) Gibbs, III, Middleburg, FL and Danny (Barbara) Witt, Lake City and numerous grandchil-dren and great grandchildren. Poley was a kind and wonderful man, respected by all who knew him. He was genuine and sincere and a friend to many. He lived a gentlemanly life and re-spected other people and trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and 6DYLRU3ROH\VKDQGVKDNHDQGhis word could be counted on, like his friendship. Our family is so thankful for all the kindness and consideration by so many throughout the years of his life. Funeral services will be conduct-ed on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:00 am in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with his son, N.B. %R*LEEV,,,RIFLDWLQJ,Q terment will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 am at the funeral home. In lieu RIRZHUVSOHDVHPDNHPH morial contributions to Haven Hospice at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32025. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www. guerryfuneralhome.net Alice B. WilliamsAlicia B. Williams, 88, Lake City, Fl passed away on Mon-day, May 14, 2012 after a short illness. The Guayaquil, Ecuador native moved to Lake City in 1980 from Miami, Fl. She re-tired from Coulter Electronics in Miami and her favorite scripture was Psalm 23. She also deeply loved her sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her friends and was a member of Branford United Methodist Church. Mrs. Williams is survived by her two sons: Ted Williams, Lakeland, Fl, Tom Williams, Lake City, Fl; one sister: Lily Wheeler, Miami, Fl; six grandchildren: Trisha, Kristi, Jennifer, Alison, Julie, Travis; twelve great-grandchil-dren; and her cousin: Angela; Brooksville, Fl. A portion of Sun-GD\VVHUYLFHDW%UDQIRUG8QLWHGMethodist Church in Branford, Fl will be dedicated in her honor. ,QOLHXRIRZHUVIDPLO\DVNGR nations be made to the Hospice of Nature Coast, 150 N Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643.Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.Wilfredo Willie GonzalezMr. Wilfredo Willie Gonza-lez Sr., 54, of Lake City, died unexpectedly, Thursday, May 17, 2012. A native of Manhat-tan, New York, Mr. Gonzalez had been a resident of Lake City since 1992 having moved here with his family from Tampa, Florida. Mr. Gonzalez had been the head of maintenance at the Lake City Middle School for sev-eral years and was most recently the general manager of the G&S Plant Nursery. His spare time was spent with his beloved wife, Adriana and his Little Princess his baby girl, Ayla. Mr. Gonzalez was a Christian. Mr. Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 37 years, Adriana Gonzalez; his parents, 6HUDQDDQG=XQLOGD&KLULQRGonzalez; his children, Wilfre-do Gonzalez Jr.(Yisel); Gabriel Gonzalez (Kimberly Johnson); Adriana Boston (Tommy, Jr.); Ayla Gonzalez; all of Lake City; his brothers, Armando Gonzalez RI/DNH&LW\DQG6HUDQ*RQ]D lez of Miami, Florida and a sis-WHU=RO\*RQ]DOH]RI6RXWK&DU olina. Eight grandchildren also survive. Services for Mr. Gon-zalez will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in the Chapel of the Dees-Par-rish Family Funeral Home with %UR.HLWK+DWFKHURIFLDWLQJThe family will receive friends for One Hour prior to the funeral service. Arrangements are un-der the direction of the DEESPARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at par-rishfamilyfuneralhome.com LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 5A 755-1992 WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Water Bottles NEW Nascar & Harley Davidson Tervis Cups New ArrivalsGuy Harvey ShirtsMens Womens Children Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES May 20Community ConcertsThe Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra per-forms 3 p.m. May 20 at the Levy Performing Arts Center. The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pres-ents a rousing Patriotic Pops Spectacular program featuring popular works by John Williams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Berlin, Sousa, and other season favorites. Ticket and membership information is available at www.comunityconcerts.info.Senior celebrationNew Mt. Pisgah A. M. E. Church will be celebrat-ing with the Class of 2012 with Senior Day on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. You are cordially invit-ed to come join us while we uplift this class in this glorious occasion. Dinner will be served.Summer concertsThe City of High Springs will present a free sum-mer concert in the park series, featuring local musi-cians and talent at James Paul Park, 110 NW 1st Avenue in High Springs. Dubbed Summer Sundays, this a great opportu-nity to explore High Springs. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and Refreshments! Enjoy our beautiful downtown area with your family and friends on a Summer Sunday afternoon. Summer Sunday runs May 20, June 17, July 15 and August 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.May 21Scout fundraiserBoy Scout Troop 85 will be hosting a fundraiser at Moes on Highway 90 between 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Please come out and support the Scouts. For information please call 965-4674.May 22Author programMark Mustian, author of The Return and The Gendarme, will speak at the Main Library Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. In addi-tion to his writing, Mark Mustian is also an attor-ney and a Tallahassee City Commissioner. A native Floridian and a graduate of the University of Florida, Mark Mustian also serves as the chair of the Lutheran Readers Project, a nation-al program that strives to serve as a bridge con-necting Lutheran readers and writers. His critically acclaimed second novel, The Gendarme, is a Florida Book Award Gold Medal winner. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library.Financial literacy classJenny Jump of the Columbia County UF/IFAS Extension Office will pres-ent Money Matters, a free, informational program about financial literacy at the Main Library. This pro-gram is a 3-part series on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, beginning on Tuesday, May 22 and ending on Tuesday June 5.Loss support groupHaven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss sup-port group May 22 at the Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center Community Room, 6037 West US Highway 90. This group will meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. from May 22 through June 26. For more information, please contact the local Haven Hospice office at 352-378-2121.Free prostate cancerThe Community Cancer Center of North Florida is providing free prostate cancer screenings (clinical exam and PSA test includ-ed) next week. The center will host free prostate clini-cal exams and PSA testing on Tuesday, May 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 4520 W US Highway 90 in Lake City and Wednesday, May 23 from 3 to 6 p.m, at 7000 NW 11th Place in Gainesville.Pre-registration is required, call 1.888.681.6388.Loss workshopSibling Healing, an educational workshop about work-ing through your grief fol-lowing the loss of a brother or sister, will be offered to the public on Tuesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd (Lake City Plaza). The workshop, facilitated by Jerry Tyre, Wings Grief Services Manager will offer an overview discovering ways to cope with sibling loss. There is no cost. For information and to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962.May 23Quilters meetingThe Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. with social time at 9:30 a.m. at Teen Town, 533 NW Desoto St., Lake City. The program this month will be the Completed Resolutions Program. Bring one fat quarter for each resolu-tion you did not complete. Those who completed their resolutions will be reward-ed with your fat quarters.May 2472 class meetingClass of 1972 Reunion Meeting at Beef OBradys May 24 at 7 p.m. Contact George H. Hudson Jr. 386-623-2066 for information.Landlords meeting There will be a workshop meeting for owners and rental agents May 24 at 6 p.m. at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center conference room. This is the last meeting until September. June 1Blueberry festival The 19th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival is June 1 and 2. Admission is free! Both Friday and Saturday feature arts & crafts, food vendors, the Country Store selling blueberry pies, cob-bler, muffins and more, live entertainment by the Willow Creek Band, and fresh blueberries and blueberry plants available for purchase. On Friday, the hours are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and the Blueberry Bake-off, Tasting Party and Childrens Talent Contest are Fridays special events. The Lake City Reporters Taste Buddies, Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth, will be judg-ing the Bake-Off! Saturday, the festival opens at 7 a.m., and features the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, the Think Green Parade, and the Adults Talent Contest. The winners of the Bake-Off, Parade and Talent Contests are award-ed cash prizes. This event is hosted by the Wellborn Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corpo-ration. For more info call 386-963-1157. June 2Leadership classFree Leadership Seminar June 2 at 3 p.m. at Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coast Anders Lane. For more information call Pearlnita Mitchell 386-752-0110.Charity golf tournamentNorth Florida Blaze 11U Youth Baseball Team will have the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Quail Heights Country Club on Saturday, June 2. Shotgun start at 8.m. 18 hole scram-ble, 4-person teams, lunch provided, mulligan sales, door prizes, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, entry fee $200 per team, hole sponsorships avail-able $100. Contact Tim Williamson at 386-234-0423 for more. Proceeds will be utilized for the 2012 AAU National Championship Baseball Tournament. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q Submit Community Calendar announcements by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or e-mail lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com.Columbia High School student Marvin Anthony, 16, plays th e trumpet outside of the school as he practices for a concer t on Thursday. Trumpet manJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter
By MITCH STACYAssociated PressTAMPA Marissa Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody got hurt, but this month a northeast Florida judge was bound by state law to sen-tence her to 20 years in prison. Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of a toddler and 11-year-old twins, knew it was coming. She had claimed self-defense, tried to invoke Florida's "stand your ground" law and rejected plea deals that could have gotten her a much shorter sentence. A jury found her guilty as charged: aggravated assault with a dead-ly weapon. Because she fired a gun while committing a felony, Florida's mandatory-minimum gun law dictated the 20-year sen-tence. Her case in Jacksonville has drawn a fresh round of criti-cism aimed at mandatory-mini-mum sentencing laws. The local NAACP chapter and the district's African-American congress-woman say blacks more often are incarcerated for long peri-ods because of overzealous pros-ecutors and judges bound by the wrong-headed statute. Alexander is black. It also has added fuel to the controversy over Florida's "stand your ground" law, which the judge would not allow Alexander to invoke. State Attorney Angela Corey, who also is overseeing the prosecution of shooter George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case, stands by the han-dling of Alexander's case. Corey says she believes Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them. At the May 11 sentencing, Alexander's relatives begged Circuit Judge James Daniel for leniency but he said the decision was "out of my hands." "The Legislature has not given me the discretion to do what the family and many others have asked me to do," he said. The state's "10-20-life" law was implemented in 1999 and cred-ited with helping to lower the violent crime rate. Anyone who shows a gun in the commission of certain felonies gets an automatic 10 years in prison. Fire the gun, and it's an automatic 20 years. Shoot and wound someone, and it's 25 years to life. Critics say Alexander's case underscores the unfair sentences that can result when laws strip judges of discretion. About two-thirds of the states have manda-tory-minimum sentencing laws, mostly for drug crimes, accord-ing to a website for the Families Against Mandatory Minimums advocacy group. "We're not saying she's not guilty of a crime, we're not saying that she doesn't deserve some sort of sanction by the court," said Greg Newburn, Florida director for the group. Rather, he said, the judge should have the authority to decide an appro-priate sanction after hearing all the unique circumstances of the case. U.S. Rep. Corinne Brown, DJacksonville, has been an advo-cate for Alexander. Brown was present at the sentencing, where she and Corey had a brief, terse exchange afterward as sign-tot-ing supporters rallied outside the courthouse. "The Florida criminal justice system has sent two clear mes-sages today," Brown said after-ward. "One is that if women who are victims of domestic violence try to protect themselves, the 'Stand Your Ground Law' will not apply to them. ... The second message is that if you are black, the system will treat you differ-ently." Victor Crist was a Republican state legislator who crafted the "10-20-life" bill enacted in 1999 in Gov. Jeb Bush's first term. He said Alexander's sentence if she truly did fire a warning shot and wasn't trying to kill her hus-band is not what lawmakers wanted. "We were trying to get at the thug who was robbing a liquor store who had a gun in his pos-session or pulled out the gun and threatened someone or shot someone during the commission of the crime," said Crist, who served in the state House and Senate for 18 years before being elected Hillsborough County commissioner. On Aug. 1, 2010, Alexander was working for a payroll software company. She was estranged from her husband, Rico Gray, and had a restraining order against him, even though they'd had a baby together just nine days before. Thinking he was gone, she went to their former home to retrieve the rest of her clothes, family members said. An argument ensued, and Alexander said she feared for her life when she went out to her vehicle and retrieved the gun she legally owned. She came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling. Gray testified that he saw Alexander point the gun at him and looked away before she fired the shot. He claims she was the aggressor, and he had begged her to put away the weapon. A judge threw out Alexander's "stand your ground" self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside. Alexander rejected a plea deal that would have resulted in a three-year pris-on sentence and chose to go to trial. A jury deliberated 12 min-utes before convicting her. "The irony of the 10-20-life law is the people who actually think they're innocent of the crime, they roll the dice and take their chanc-es, and they get the really harsh prison sentences," Newburn said. "Whereas the people who think they are actually guilty of the crime take the plea deal and get out (of prison) well before. So it certainly isn't working the way it is intended." Alexander was also charged with domestic battery four months after the shooting in another assault on Gray. She pleaded no contest and was sen-tenced to time served. Her family says that doesn't erase the fact that a relatively law-abiding person a woman with a master's degree who was making positive contributions to society will endure prison for two decades over a single violation in which no one was hurt. "She had a restraining order against him. Now Marissa is incarcerated and he's not," said her father, Raoul Jenkins. "I'm wrestling with that in my mind and trying to determine how the system worked that detail out. It's really frustrating." Newburn says Alexander's case is not an isolated incident, and that people ensnared by man-datory-minimum laws cross racial barriers. In central Florida, a white man named Orville Lee Wollard is nearly two years into a 20-year sentence for firing his gun inside his house to scare his daughter's boyfriend. Prosecutors contend-ed that Wollard was shooting at the young man and missed. He rejected a plea deal that offered probation but no prison time. Like Alexander, he took his chances at trial and was con-victed of aggravated assault with a firearm. Circuit Judge Donald Jacobsen said he was "duty bound" by the 10-20-life law to impose the harsh sentence. "I would say that, if it wasn't for the minimum mandatory aspect of this, I would use my discretion and impose some separate sen-tence, having taken into consid-eration the circumstances of this event," Jacobsen said. We were trying to get at the thug who was robbing a liquor store who had a gun in his possession or pulled out the gun and threatened someone or shot someone dur-ing the commission of the crime. Victor Crist Former state legislator who crafted 10-20-life billHANNAH O. BROWN/ Lake City Reporter 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 For a good cause Hundreds turned out to the Lake DeSoto area Saturday for F AM Fest, an event benefitting Haven Hospice. FAM Fest included a 5K run, an art show, the Lake DeSoto Farmers Market and a concert by renowned region al all-woman band Patchwork. Clockwise, from top left: Patient Care Manager A ngie McClellan spins cotton candy. Early sunlight casts long shadows as runners break from the starting line during the 5K run, and then continue aro und Lake DeSoto. Patchwork entertains the crowd with traditional, old-time mu sic. Warning shot defendant had no record RALEIGH, N.C. The first tropical storm of the season formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina with top winds of 45 mph (75 kph), but it wasn't threatening land. Forecasters say tropical storm Alberto was centered about 140 miles (225 km) east of Charleston, S.C., in the afternoon. No coastal watches or warnings were in effect, but forecasters say they may issue one later. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says there were no haz-ards affecting land so far, and the tropical-strength winds weren't reaching shore. Some strength-ening was possible. It was moving about 3 mph (6 kph) to the southwest. National Weather Service meteorologist Sandy LaCorte in Wilmington said the system will continue moving to the south-west before reversing course and heading northeast over the next several days. She said the center of the storm is not expected to get close to the Carolinas' coast. LaCorte said Alberto will produce increased waves at North and South Carolina beaches. There is a high risk of rip cur-rents along North Carolina's Outer Banks, and a moderate risk along the southeastern beaches and the entire South Carolina coast. Winds will gust to around 25 mph. The weather service said there will be isolated and scattered rain showers along the coast of the Carolinas into early next week. A forecast map by the hurricane center predicts that the storm will drift toward the open sea off the Midatlantic by midweek, but it's difficult to accurately predict a storm's path days in advance. The official start to hurricane season is June 1, but tropical storms often occur before then. The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season produced 20 tropical cyclones 19 tropical storms, seven hurri-canes and four major hurricanes. Firsttropicalstorm nothreat Q Associated Press
By BEN FELLER andJIM KUHNHENNAssociated PressCAMP DAVID, Md. Confronting an economic crisis that threatens them all, President Barack Obama and leaders of other world powers on Saturday declared that their governments must both spark growth and cut the debt that has crippled the European continent and put investors worldwide on edge. "There's now an emerging consensus that more must be done to promote growth and job creation right now," Obama proclaimed after hosting unprec-edented economic talks at Camp David, his secluded and high-ly secure mountaintop retreat. Seeking a second term amid hard economic times, Obama hailed a debate heading in the direction he likes, with nations now talking of ways to spark their economies instead of just slashing spending. Yet there were no bold prescriptions at hand. Instead, lead-ers seemed intent on trying to inspire confidence by agreeing on a broad strategy no matter their differences. With all of them facing their own difficult political realities, they built some sover-eign wiggle room into their pledge to take all necessary steps, saying "the right measures are not the same for each of us." Obama played international host as Europe's debt crisis threat-ens to drag down the U.S. recov-ery and his own political future, underscoring the stakes for him in getting allies abroad to rally around some answers. Much of the new emphasis on government-led growth seemed aimed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who came to the summit as the European leader who had demanded austerity as the most important step toward easing the eurozone's debt cri-sis. But the election of Socialist Francois Hollande as president of France, and Greek elections that created political chaos in the country were clear rejections of the belt-tightening Merkel repre-sented. Hollande, a new voice at the table in just his first week on the job, offered Obama a reminder of his own responsibilities to work to expand the economy, "even if he's in an electoral period and who has a Congress that's not necessarily easy to deal with." Coping with shaky oil markets, the leaders set the stage for a united release of world oil reserves to balance any disrup-tion in world markets when tough new sanctions are imposed on Iran's exports because of its dis-puted nuclear program. The lead-ers said they were ready to take "appropriate action" to meet any shortages. The mere preparation to release oil reserves could help calm markets and ensure that oil prices, which have been dropping, don't climb again and anger consumers as U.S. elec-tions approach. The Group of Eight summit includes leaders of the United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Russia. Associated Press writers David McHugh, Jamey Keaten, Nancy Benac and Anne Gearan contrib-uted to this report. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 7A Medicare Medicaid State of Florida & VA Employee Express Scripts Patients PUBLIC NOTICE Are you being required to switch to mail-order prescriptions Call us. We can help. By GARY FINEOUTASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE Florida officials, responding to skeptical comments this week from county election supervisors, said they are now going to double-check whether 182,000 registered voters are U.S. citizens. State officials announced late Thursday that the Florida agency that handles driver's licenses plans to check a federal database to verify the citizenship status of those initially identified as being in Florida legally but ineligible to vote. The state has sent a list to county election supervi-sors of more than 2,600 people who have been iden-tified as non-U.S. citizens. But state officials have also said there may be as many as 182,000 registered vot-ers who are not eligible to vote. The move comes just months before the critical 2012 elections when Florida is expected to be one of the swing states that could determine the election. Local election supervisors this week complained to state officials that the original list was based on old information taken from 2011 and that they had already found inaccu-racies in it. State officials acknowledged that some people may have become naturalized citizens after they obtained their driver's license. The names will now be checked with a database maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "As a result, all of the potential non-citizen names we send to supervisors as part of this initiative will be based on much more current and reliable infor-mation," said Chris Cate, a spokesman for the Department of State. Brian Corley, the Pasco County supervisor of elections, applauded what he called "the sudden tenac-ity" of the Department of State. During a statewide conference of election supervisors held this week Corley relayed how he had found two voters on the possible non-citizen list that had been born in Ohio and Massachusetts. During that conference, state election officials and an official with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles fielded questions from county election supervi-sors who were concerned about the quality of the information that had been given to them regarding someone's citizenship sta-tus. They pointed out how supervisors get much more detailed information on other types of ineligible voters. Gisela Salas, the director of the state Division of Elections, said at the meet-ing that the state was look-ing for ways to reassure local officials. The Department of State has been trying for months to access a federal database that tracks visitors who are in the country but have been turned down. But the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles which can access the database said they would soon double-check the citi-zenship status of those on the list. State election offi-cials said they would absorb the cost of the effort which is expected to cost 50 cents to check each individual name. "We want to make sure our records are accurate," said Boyd Walden, director of the Division of Motorist Services for the state. "Of course the Department of State is going to benefit from that." State officials said it could take several weeks to complete this latest check. There are currently more than 11 million active regis-tered voters in the state, but a few thousand votes could make the difference in what is expected to be a tight race between President Barack Obama and GOP presump-tive nominee Mitt Romney. The 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was decided by just 537 votes in the Sunshine State. Florida law requires voters to be a U.S. citizen resid-ing in the state. Florida also does not allow someone to vote if they are a convicted felon and have not had their civil rights restored. The state has been responsible for helping screen voters since 2006 when it launched a state-wide voter registration data-base. The state database is supposed to check the names of registered voters against other databases, including ones that contain the names of people who have died and people who have been sent to prison. But it turns out that until 2011 no one was actively checking to verify citizen-ship status. Before the launch of the database, Florida had come under fire for previ-ous efforts to remove fel-ons from the voting rolls, including a purge that happened right before the 2000 presidential election. An effort to remove felons back in 2004 was halted after it was discovered that the list drawn up by the state had errors.Florida to double-check names on voter purge list Obama sees consensus on fix World leaders attend the first working session of the G-8 Summit at Camp David, Md,, Saturday. From left are French President Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev. ASSOCIATED PRESSFrom staff reports LIVE OAKThe Suwannee River Water Management contin-ues to urge all water users to con-serve in light of ongoing drought conditions. Were asking everyone to reduce water use, particularly lawn and landscape irrigation, which typically consumes half of the water used for residential sup-ply, said District Acting Executive Director Charlie Houder. The 12 months ending on April 30 had the lowest rainfall total (37.46 inches) of all May-April periods since 1932, and was the third driest of all 12-month peri-ods. The Districts average12-month deficit rose to 17.1 inches, with some areas experiencing more than 25 inches of deficit. River flows are extremely low, and gages on some rivers are setting new record low flows for this time of year. Part of the Santa Fe River near High Springs has nearly stopped flowing, according to district officials. Levels at all monitored lakes are below average. Groundwater levels continue to decrease, with almost all district monitor wells setting new record lows for the time of year and many setting new historic lows. Most of the springs on the Santa Fe are near or below record low levels. Treehouse Spring in Alachua County had no observ-able flow for the first time in its record. Manatee Springs continued to set new low aver-age monthly flows, and Fanning Springs saw the intrusion of river water during high tides because of low spring flow. The three-month precipitation outlook issued by the Climate Prediction Center is for equal chances of above-normal, normal, or below-normal precipitation through July. Above-normal temperatures are expected through July. District staff continues to evaluate the need to declare a Phase III Water Shortage Order to require water use restrictions for all users. Under the water shortage order, restrictions, and some exemptions, would apply to residential, agriculture, com-mercial, and industrial users. For more information about limits on landscape irrigation, visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com. By TONY BRITT and JESSIE R. BOX BRANFORDA Branford man faces a charge of aggra-vated assault with a weapon after he allegedly threatened another man with a stick during a Wednesday altercation. James Edward Lewis, 45, of 4334 SW 282nd Terrace, Branford, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and booked into the Columbia County jail. He was later released on $5,000 bond. According to Lake City Police Department reports, a call was made reporting a distur-bance involving two men at the Florida Highway Patrol sta-tion. LCPD officer Joe Moody reported that when he arrived he found a suspect had been handcuffed by Florida Highway Patrol troopers in front of the station. FHP Cpl. Stalnaker told Moody he witnessed the suspect, Lewis, threaten the victim with a stick while the victim holding his small child. Lewis told authorities it was the victims fault and he was protecting him-self. He was arrested and taken to jail.From staff reportsThe jobless rate in Columbia County dropped to 7.8 percent for April, according to figures released Friday by the state. The March 2012 rate was 8.2 percent. State unemployment fell from 9 percent to 8.7 percent in April, the lowest figure since January 2009. The U.S. jobless rate was 8.1 percent in April. The April 2011 unemployment rate in Columbia County was 9.1 percent. Mitt Romney, I am a Christian Floridian and I plan to vote Nov. 6, 2012. Would you please answer the following questions, each of which has three possible answers of YES, or NO or PCSR ( P olitically C orrect S idestep R esponse). It has been 15 days with 0 answers, Sir. 1. Is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit one God? (Please support your answer with at least one reference, Sir)2. Are Florida public school students created in the image of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit? (Cite references)3. Are the 66 Books of the Holy Bible the only books written through the inspiration of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?4. Did God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with re and brimstone? (Cite references)5. Did Sodom and Gomorrah receive the wrath of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit due to their sin of fornication? Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, firstname.lastname@example.orgPaid for by Kenny Merriken May 20, 2012. Florida Vote ID #113877356Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah giving themselves over WRIRUQLFDWLRQDQH[DPSOHVXIIHULQJWKHYHQJHDQFHRIHWHUQDOUH Jobless rate falls in county SRWMD: Conservewater nowBranford man arrested for assaultLewis
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 20, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) email@example.com Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Tavaris Williams runs the ball after escapin g a number of tackles during practice Thursday. Orange Park handles Fort White, 35-7By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comORANGE PARK When youre playing up in class from 2B to 6A you expect to take some licks, but Fort White High let Orange Park High have too many easy opportunities. The Raiders beat the Indians 35-7 in the spring game in Orange Park on Friday. After losing in the game last year, Orange Park was focused and four turnovers by Fort White greased the skids. Following a scoreless first quarter, the Raiders put up 21 points in the second quarter each time start-ing drives on Fort Whites side of the field. We made some plays here and there, Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. We didnt sus-tain the drives. Turnovers will kill you. We had three major drops and one was intercepted. You are not going to beat a mediocre team doing that, and you are definitely not going to beat a good team. Orange Park added two more touchdowns in the third quarter before Fort White got on the board in lightning fashion. On the Indians final possession of the varsity por-tion of the game, Tavaris Williams broke a 48-yard Raiders take rematch with Indians on Friday. INDIANS continued on 4BSpring repeat BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Lonnie Underwood breaks into the open field in the Tigers 33-7 win against Dunnellon High in Dunnellon on Friday. Tigers pick up 33-7 win at Dunnellon BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High offensive coordinator Mitch Shoup talks to the offense after a drive during the spring game. A t times Columbia Highs offense could have been called slow and methodical last year. Theres nothing wrong with that and the Tigers used that offense to propel Columbia back into the playoffs and the second round. But judging by the spring game, Columbias offense should be fun to watch under new offensive coordinator Mitch Shoup this fall. Shoup comes in with an offensive-line pedigree, so an up-tempo offense wouldnt be something most would expect from the Tigers, but thats exactly what was unveiled during the 33-7 win against Dunnellon High in the spring game. While the ground game was still very impressive, what was fun to watch was Columbias attacking pace. There were multiple instances when Columbia went to the hurry up. Columbia took chances down field. And the only thing that stopped the Tigers in most instances were penalties. Theres an entire summer left to iron out the wrinkles. Columbia probably had more holding penalties called in the spring game than its entire 2011 season. But its always good to have a few negatives to point out after a spring game. That helps the players realize that theyre not where they need to be yet. It gives the staff something to keep the teams head level. But there is potential for Columbia to have one of the most explosive offenses in the area this fall. Jayce Barber was particularly impressive despite coughing up the ball twice on fumbles. Hell get that worked out for the fall. Whats impressive is Barbers passing numbers. He completed 13-of-16 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown. Not bad for a player who was participating in two sports during the spring. Columbia had a trio of running backs that showed skill and freshman Lonnie Underwood finished with five carries for 70 yards. He could have finished with 150 had two long runs not been called back due to holding. Its just spring, but if its any indication, fall is looking bright. Future looks fun By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High made it two-for-two in spring games against Dunnellon High, but this year it was in more convincing fashion as the Tigers won 33-7. After a punt on Dunnellons first drive, the Tigers put together an impressive 15-play drive resulting in a Brayden Thomas field goal to open the game with a 3-0 lead. The defense then sank its teeth in for a three-and-out and Columbias offense picked up where it left off. Ronald Timmons began the drive with four impres-sive runs and after three Jayce Barber completions it was the running game that would cap off the effort. Lonnie Underwood had a 14-yard run to the one and Timmons did the rest for a 10-0 lead with 8:19 remain-ing in the second quarter. Another three-and-out allowed the Columbia offense to really get rolling. The Tigers drove deep into Dunnellon territory again, but this time missed a field goal. Underwood had a 57-yard touchdown run called back on the drive due to holding. Dunnellons closest thing to a scoring drive came late in the first half after a Barber fumble gave the other Tigers the ball in scoring position. Ben Kuykendall came away with CHS continued on 6B
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING Noon NBCSN IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 Bump Day 2 p.m. ESPN NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Pioneer Hi-Bred 250, at Newton, Iowa 5 p.m. SPEED ARCA, Menards 200, at Toledo, Ohio (same-day tape) 7 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, Summernationals, at Topeka, Kan. (same-day tape) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, game 6, teams TBD 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, game 7 teams TBD (if necessary) CYCLING 1 p.m. NBC Tour of California, final stage, Beverly Hills, Calif. to Los Angeles 6:30 p.m. NBCSN Tour of California, final stage, Beverly Hills, Calif. to Los Angeles GOLF 6 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Volvo World Match Play, semifinal and championship matches, at Malaga, Spain 2 p.m. TGC Nationwide Tour, BMW Charity Pro-Am, final round, at Greer, S.C. 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship, final round, at Irving, Texas 4 p.m. TGC LPGA, Sybase Match Play Championship, semifinal and championship matches, at Gladstone, N.J. HOCKEY 9 p.m. NBCSN IIHF World Championships, Gold Medal game, Russia-Finland winner vs. Slovakia-Czech Republic winner, at Helsinki (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS Boston at Philadelphia 2:20 p.m. WGN Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED MotoGP World Championship, French Grand Prix, at Le Mans, France 5 p.m. SPEED MotoGP Moto2, French Grand Prix, at Le Mans, France (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, Miami at Indiana 10:30 p.m. TNT Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, San Antonio at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, Phoenix at Los Angeles WNBA BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. ABC Phoenix at Minnesota Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Atlanta at Cincinnati NBA BASKETBALL 7 or 8 p.m. TNT Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, Philadelphia at Boston 9:30 p.m. TNT Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City (if necessary) NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, N.Y. Rangers at New JerseyBASKETBALLNBA playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best of 7) Thursday Indiana 94, Miami 75, Indiana leads series 2-1 San Antonio 105, L.A. Clippers 88, San Antonio leads series 2-0 Friday Philadelphia 92, Boston 83, series tied 2-2 L.A. Lakers 99, Oklahoma City 96, Oklahoma City leads series 2-1 Saturday San Antonio 96, L.A. Clippers 86, San Antonio leads series 3-0 Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers (n) Today Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Monday Philadelphia at Boston, 7 or 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Indiana at Miami, 7 or 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (if necessary)WNBA schedule Fridays Game Los Angeles 72, Seattle 66 Saturdays Games Connecticut 78, New York 73Atlanta at Indiana (n)Chicago at Washington (n)San Antonio at Tulsa (n) Todays Games Phoenix at Minnesota, 12:30 p.m.New York at Connecticut, 5 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 26 14 .650 Tampa Bay 24 16 .600 2 Toronto 23 18 .561 3 12 New York 21 18 .538 4 12 Boston 18 21 .462 7 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 22 17 .564 Detroit 19 20 .487 3 Chicago 19 21 .475 3 12 Kansas City 15 23 .395 6 12 Minnesota 13 26 .333 9 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 25 15 .625 Oakland 20 20 .500 5 Los Angeles 18 22 .450 7 Seattle 17 24 .415 8 12 Thursdays Games Cleveland 6, Seattle 5, 11 inningsMinnesota 4, Detroit 3Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 inningsBaltimore 5, Kansas City 3Chicago White Sox 6, L.A. Angels 1Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 1Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3 Mondays Games Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 25 15 .625 Washington 23 16 .590 1 12 Miami 21 18 .538 3 12 New York 21 19 .525 4 Philadelphia 21 19 .525 4 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 22 17 .564 Cincinnati 19 19 .500 2 12 Pittsburgh 18 21 .462 4 Houston 17 22 .436 5 Milwaukee 16 23 .410 6Chicago 15 24 .385 7 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 26 13 .667 San Francisco 20 19 .513 6 Arizona 18 22 .450 8 12 Colorado 15 23 .395 10 12 San Diego 14 26 .350 12 12 Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets 9, Cincinnati 4Arizona 9, Colorado 7San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3Atlanta 7, Miami 0Houston 4, Milwaukee 0Philadelphia 8, Chicago Cubs 7L.A. Dodgers 8, San Diego 1 Fridays Game L.A. Dodgers 6, St. Louis 5 Saturdays Game St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers (n) Todays Game St. Louis (Lohse 5-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-3), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Atlanta at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Colorado at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m.San Francisco at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.San Diego at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Interleague play Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1, 11 inningsPhiladelphia 6, Boston 4N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0Miami 3, Cleveland 2Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0Toronto 14, N.Y. Mets 5Atlanta 5, Tampa Bay 3Texas 4, Houston 1Arizona 6, Kansas City 4Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3Seattle 4, Colorado 0L.A. Angels 7, San Diego 2San Francisco 8, Oakland 6 Saturdays Games Cincinnati 6, N.Y. Yankees 5Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0Cleveland 2, Miami 0San Francisco 4, Oakland 0Pittsburgh at DetroitTampa Bay 5, Atlanta 2Seattle 10, Colorado 3Minnesota at Milwaukee (n)Arizona at Kansas City (n)Baltimore at Washington (n)Boston at Philadelphia (n)Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs (n) Texas at Houston (n)L.A. Angels at San Diego (n) Todays Games Cincinnati (Cueto 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-1), 1:05 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 1-3) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 6-1), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 1-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 2-3), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-3) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 3-3), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 4-0) at Washington (Strasburg 3-1), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 3-4) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-2), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Lewis 3-3) at Houston (Lyles 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 4-1) at Kansas City (Teaford 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Marquis 2-3) at Milwaukee (Greinke 4-1), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-2), 2:20 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-4) at Colorado (Guthrie 2-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6) at San Diego (Bass 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Oakland (Colon 3-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-3), 4:05 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week NATIONWIDE PIONEER HI-BRED 250 Site: Newton, Iowa.Schedule: Today, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1:30-5 p.m.). Track: Iowa Speedway (oval, 0.875 miles). Race distance: 218.75 miles, 250 laps.Next race: History 300, May 26, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. NHRA FULL THROTTLE NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS Site: Topeka, Kan.Schedule: Today, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Heartland Park Topeka.Next race: NHRA Supernationals, June 1-3, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, Englishtown, N.J. OTHER RACES ARCA RACING SERIES: Menards 200, Today (Speed, 5-7 p.m.), Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio.SOFTBALLNCAA Div. I regionals Gainesville Regional Friday South Florida 1, UCF 0Florida Gulf Coast 2, Florida 1 Saturday South Florida 8, Florida Gulf Coast 3 Florida 7, UCF 1, UCF elininatecGame 5: Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida (n) Today Game 6: South Florida (47-11) vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m. Game 7: Game 6 rematch, if necessary, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Regional San Diego State 1, Florida St. 0Hofstra 7, UCLA 2 Saturday Hofstra 2, San Diego State 0Game 4: Florida St. vs. UCLA (n)Game 5: San Diego State (31-23) vs. Game 4 winner, 9 p.m. Today Game 6: Hofstra (40-13) vs. Game 5 winner, 3 p.m.. Game 7: Game 6 rematch, if necessary, 5:30 p.m. College Station Regional Friday LSU 1, Texas State 0Texas A&M 11, BethuneCookman 0 Saturday Texas A&M 2, LSU 0Texas State 5, Bethune-Cookman 3, Bethune-Cookman eliminated Game 5: LSU vs. Texas State (n) Today Game 6: Texas A&M (41-16) vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. Game 7: Game 6 rematch, if necessary, 4:30 p.m.HOCKEYNHL playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best of 7) Thursday Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1, Los Angeles leads series 3-0 Saturday N.Y. Rangers 3, New Jersey 0, N.Y. Rangers lead series 2-1 Today Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Monday N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Tuesday Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. (if necessary) Wednesday New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 AAU STATE GYMNASTICS COURTESY PHOTOSThe 2012 Spring AAU Gymnastics State Championships was April 28-29 in Daytona Beach. Bard Gymnastics of Lake City qualified 42 athletes in four levels for state. TOP: Gym Achievers are (front row, from left) Gabriella Griffi s,Joey Horton, Cameron Horton and Emily Flugrath. Back row (from left) are Hannah Scott, H aley Houston, Katelyn Horton and Eliana Durante. Not pictured are Natalie Williams an d Aaleigh Johnson. MIDDLE: Level 3 qualifiers are (front row, from left) Vyctoria Mur ray, Lauren Tylutki, Kaylee King, Kayla Hardy, Kiley Craig, Faith Fields and E mylee Schafer. Back row (from left) are Mckenzie Brown, Daisha Paulnot, Lauren Wilson, Grac e Duncan, Chloe Conner, Manda Perry and Suzanna Raines. Not pictured is Sarah Baker. BOTTOM: Level 4 and Modified Optional qualifiers are (front row from left) Sarah Garbett, Daphene Greene, Andrea Comartie, Brandi Oliver, Taiya D riggers, Natalie Duarte and Hailey Bush. Second row (from left) are Alaina Anschultz Crystal Norris, Alexia Scott, Aja Lewis, Eva Kirby and Raven Martin. Not pictured are Rebekah Baker, Rachel Baker, Spencer Todd and Kinleigh Collins.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 3B SPRING SCENES Columbia Highs Javere Smith comes away with a sack d uring the Tigers 33-7 win against Dunnellon High in the spring game on Friday.Photos by JEN CHASTEENSpecial to the Reporter LEFT : Columbia Highs Ronald Timmons breaks into open ground against Ronald Timmons.RIGHT : Braxton Stockton cuts outside against Dunnellon High in the spring game.BELOW : The offensive line huddles up before a play during the spring game.BOTTOM LEFT : Columbia Highs Jeremy Bradley lays a big hit during the spring game.BOTTOM RIGHT : Columbia High quarterback Jayce Barber looks for an open receiver during the Tigers 33-7 wi n in the spring game against Dunnellon High.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 CHARITY GOLF SPRING SCENES INDIANS: Newman scores touchdown Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBrad Womble (from left), Bill Powell and Greg Dyal watch es as Herman Dyal (second from right) makes a putt on No. 9 during the Kiwanis Club Gol f Tournament on Friday. More than 100 golfers teed off in the event held at The Country Club at Lake City. Proceeds benefit the children of Columbia County. The team of Bucky Nash, Ch ris Hewitt, Kevin Morton and Max Smith won the scramble with a 54, in a scorecard tie breaker over the team of Wiley Hunter, Jody DuPree and Keith Blackie. In individu al awards, Smith had longest putt, Mike Streicher had longest drive, Jordan Wade was clos est to the pin and Blair Voitle was closest to the line. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterBrenda Douglass (from right), Kim Nicholson and April Huntzberry register Mark Boris (left) and Jonathan Ulsh at the Relay for Life Golf Tournament sp onsored by Save-A-Lot at Quail Heights Country Club on Saturday. The team of Ulsh, K eith Eddy, Jeff Norris and Greg Speakman won the tournament. Ricky Crawford Sr., Todd Carter, Keith Hudson and Ricky Crawford Jr. finished in second. Jason Raymond wo n a trip to Jekyll Island; Josh Boris won closest to the pin; longest drive went to S peakman; Boris and Eddy had the longest putts; Norris was closest to the hole; and, Chuck Ni cholson was the 50/50 winner. run from the Fort White 30 to the Orange Park 22. On the next play, Andrew Baker threw a perfect pass to Shayne Newman on a deep route for a touchdown. Nathan Escalante kicked the extra point for a 35-7 score. Shayne ran a good route on the touchdown, Jackson said. I noticed they were walking the safety down and that they were doubling Trey (Phillips). Baker and Phillips hooked up on five catches for 47 yards. The Indians dropped three passes and one potential long-gainer was just off the fingertips of the receiver. Williams finished with 67 yards on 13 carries. He had another 32-yard run that was chopped down to 14 yards after a holding pen-alty. He had a couple of big losses on a fumbled pitch and a busted play. The offensive line pass protected a lot better than I expected, Jackson said. They didnt run block as well. Fort Whites defense stopped the Raiders open-ing drive on fourth down from the Indians 24. The next drive also ended on a fourth-down try, but Orange Park was ahead in field position. On the next drive, the Raiders went 40 yards on seven plays with Eddie Fuller scoring from the 2. Orange Park then recovered a fumble at the Indians 27 and scored in four plays. Austin Logue drove in from one yard out. After an interception, Orange Park began its next drive at the Indians 45. Fort Whites Drew Gaylard squelched the drive with a fumble recovery at the Indians 17. Baker scrambled for 13 yards to get some breath-ing room, but Fort White turned the ball over on the next two possessions. Orange Park quarterback Jacob Mezera com-pleted four straight pass-es for 35 yards to score just before the half. Kaleb Hetherington caught the touchdown pass from eight yards out. In the third quarter, Orange Park put together an 8-play, 50-yard scoring drive on its first posses-sion. Ahmad Ross caught a 32-yard pass for the touch-down. Logue scored the Raiders final touchdown on a 28-yard run. Cowboy (Kellen Snider) and Cameron (White) played real hard on defense, Jackson said. In fourth quarter junior varsity play, Fort White began pinned at its 10 and never really got any room to maneuver during the entire quarter. The Raiders kept the ball out of the end zone, but did record a safety. Fort White 0 0 7 x 7 Orange Park 0 21 14 x 35 Second Quarter OPFuller 2 run (Z. Williams kick), 10:17 OPLogue 1 run (Z. Williams kick), 7:50 OPHetherington 8 pass from Mezera (Z. Williams kick), :07 Third Quarter OPRoss 32 pass from Mezera (Padgett kick), 6:36 OPLogue 28 run (A. Williams kick), 3:59 FWNewman 22 pass from Baker (Escalante kick), 3:12 Orange Park Fort WhiteFirst downs 11 5Rushes-yards 38-232 21-69Passing yards 120 69Comp-Att-Int 10-15-0 6-13-2Punts-Avg. 2-32 3-28 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-2Penalties-Yards 4-30 3-24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGFort White, Williams 13-67, Baker 5-3, Chapman 1-0, Phillips 2-(-1). Orange Park, R. Fuller 13-80, Logue 6-64, E. Fuller 7-26, Phillips 3-25, Bullard 3-24, Davis 1-6, Brister 1-5, Mezera 3-1, Abdel 1-1. PASSINGFort White, Baker 6-1369-2. Orange Park, Mezera 10-15-120-0. RECEIVINGFort White, Phillips 5-47, Newman 1-22. Orange Park, E. Fuller 3-39, Logue 2-16, Ross 1-32, Nerris 1-14, Hetherington 1-8, Kintyhtt 1-7, R. Fuller 1-4. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterQuarterback Andrew Baker scans the field for an open re ceiver. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Trey Phillips moves around a defender duri ng a scrimmage while at practice Thursday. SOFTBALL AWARDS COURTESY PHOTOSABOVE : Columbia High had its softball awards banquet on Tuesd ay. Winners were: Stephanie Pilkinston, Co-MVP Award (from left); Kayli Kvis tad, Co-MVP Award; Holly Boris, Most Outstanding Offensive Award; Payton Sund, Comeback Aw ard; Erin Anderson, Rookie of the Year Award; Taylor Douglass, Academic Awa rd 4.0 GPA. BELOW : The junior varsity also had its softball awards banquet to cap off an undefeated season. Winners (from left) were Leslie Ann Ronsonet, Mos t Outstanding Defensive Player and Infield Award and Academic Award 4.0 GPA (from left); Ashley Shoup, MVP for the JV Season, DOC Ocala Tournament MVP and Academic Award 4 .0 GPA; Jessica Shimmel, Most Outstanding Offensive Player Award; Lacey King, Rook ie of the Year; Kaitlyn Hill, Most Outstanding Outfielder Award; Breland Phelps, Pinker ton Award (Pilkington Award) and Academic Award 4.0 GPA; Caleigh McCauley, Most Outsta nding Offensive Player Award; Jessie Thomas, Academic Award 4.0 GPA.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 5B BRIEFS COURTESY PHOTOSFirst triathlon completed Ashley Jones, 15, a student at Fort White High completed the Tomoka Triathlon in Ormond Beach on May 13. It was Jones first triathlon that was USAT sanctioned with officia ls and consisted of a .25-mile swim, 16 miles on the bike a nd a 5K run. Jones finished second in the 15-19 age divisio n and 104th overall in a time of 1:43.32.TOP: Ashley Jones makes one of two passes over the intercoastal bridge in the Tomoka Triathlon. ABOVE LEFT: Jones rides during the 16-mile bike portion. BELOW LEFT : Jones emerges from the water following her swim.ABOVE: Jones shows off the hardware won at her first sanctioned triathlon. CROSS COUNTRY Conditioning clinic on Thursday Coach April Morse of the Eye of the Tiger cross country team will conduct a summer conditioning clinic at 6 p.m. Thursday at Alligator Park. For details, e-mail Morse at email@example.com BOYS CLUB Summer program registration open The Boys Club of Columbia County has a summer program from June 4 through Aug. 10 for girls and boys ages 6-14. A variety of activities are offered including sports, game rooms, arts and crafts, and special events. Cost is $250. For details, call the club at 752-4184. SUMMER CAMP City outdoor camp sign-up ongoing The Lake City Recreation Department has a Summer Outdoor Camp for ages 6-13 from June 11 through Aug. 10. Registration is under way and is limited to the first 60 campers to sign up. Cost is $225. Trips to Wild Waters, Adventure Landing, Chuck E. Cheeses and Wild Adventure are planned, with skating and movies. For details, call Wayne Jernigan at 758-5448. County sign-up under way Columbia County Recreation Department has a Summer Camp from June 11 to Aug. 3. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richardson Community Center. Cost of $225 per child includes weekday breakfast and lunch, plus mini camps and field trips. The camp is limited to the first 60 applicants. A $10 discount is offered through www.lakecityreporter.com For details, call Nicole Smith at 754-7095. YOUTH SOCCER Tryout for 12U travel team A tryout for a premier level under-12 boys travel team is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the CYSA complex. For details, call Sheila at 697-4379 or Colleen at (386) 344-3091. YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Summer camp at Suwannee High Suwannee High coach Heather Benson will host a volleyball camp on June 19-21 for ages 11-17 (10 a.m. to noon) and ages 6-10 (12:30-1:30 p.m.) at the Suwannee High gym. Cost is $20. For details, contact Benson at (386) 688-2078 or firstname.lastname@example.org. edu WOLVES FOOTBALL Spring game at school on Friday Richardson Middle Schools spring Orange & Green game is 1 p.m. Friday at the practice field behind the school. Cost is $5 adults, $2 students. For details, call Kaleb Watkins at 755-8130. YOUTH FOOTBALL Pop Warner sign-up Saturday Registration for Pop Warner Football new players and cheerleaders is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and June 2 and June 16. Teams will close as rosters fill up. For details, call Mike Ferrell at (386) 209-1662. YOUTH BASEBALL Chiles High hosts tournament Chiles High in Tallahassee is hosting a baseball tournament for 18U and 16U divisions on June 15-17. There will be pool play and a single elimination championship format. Each team will play a minimum of three games. To sign up a team, download a form from www.chilesbaseball.com For details, contact tournament director David Elsbernd at (850) 766-0126 or email@example.com t. Q From staff reports Ill Have Another wins Preakness, Triple try nextBy RICHARD ROSENBLATTAssociated PressBALTIMORE Ill Have Another waited a little lon-ger to catch Bodemeister in the stretch this time, and now that hes done it twice in a row its time for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. With a breathtaking closing rush, the smooth-strid-ing colt won the Preakness Stakes by a neck at Pimlico Race Course on a sunny Saturday, a dramatic finish that topped his win two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby. The race unfolded the same way as the Derby, with the speedy Bodemeister moving to the lead under Mike Smith, with Ill Have Another hanging back in fourth in the 11-horse field. The early fractions were slower than the Derby, but when it came time for Bodemeister to hang on, Ill Have Another found another gear under young jockey Mario Gutierrez and ran down trainer Bob Bafferts horse in the shadow of the wire. Were thinking Triple Crown, baby, an elated trainer Doug ONeill said. Hes a special horse. Well see how he comes out of it, and if he comes out of it in good shape, were heading to New York, baby. Its been 34 years since Affirmed swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont and became the 11th and most recent Triple Crown champion. Since then, 11 horses have won the first two legs only to come up short in the Belmont. The most recent try came in 2008, when Big Brown was pulled up around the turn for home and did not fin-ish. Before that, Smarty Jones was run down in the final 70 yards by Birdstone in the 2005 Belmont. If margins are an indication, perhaps Ill Have Another has a Triple Crown in his future. Affirmed won the Derby by the identical 1 12 lengths over Alydar, and then beat his rival by the same neck margin in the Preakness. I didnt feel confident we were going to get there until 10 yards from the wire, owner J. Paul Reddam said. Ill Have Another, sent off as the second choice at 3-1 over 8-5 favorite Bodemeister, covered the 1 316 miles in 1:55.94.
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EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012 NOW Where you get the Best for Less Ask about Care Credit CHS: Dominate spring Continued From Page 1B TIM KIRBY /Lake City Reporter Coach Farnell retires after 42 years Mason Farnells 42-year career as a P.E. teacher at Eastside Elementary was celebrated by family and friends during a luncheon at Berea Baptist Church on Saturday. Farnell also has coached school soccer and track and taught swimming in Columbia County. He is credited as the Father of Field Day for the annual fifth-grade event and helped start soccer in Lake City. One of the soccer fields at the CYSA Complex is named in his honor. There were tributes to Farnell and a square dancing performance by the Dixie Dancers. The journey has been so wonderful, Farnell told the gathering. My desire through all of it is to let everybody know how God has blessed me. Joining Farnell are brother Bert Farnell and wife Mary (from left), Amanda Farnell holding Mason, son Jonathan Farnell holding Marshall, Mason, wife Phyllis, grandson Joseph Stephens, daughter Rebecca MacLaren and husband Don MacLaren. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter Columbia High coach Brian Allen is fired up on the sideline after the Tigers make a big defensive play against Dunnellon High. Spurs rally to beat Clippers, take 3-0 edge in series By BETH HARRIS Associated Press LOS ANGELES Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Tony Parker added 23 points, rookie Kawhi Leonard 14 and Manu Ginobili 13 to help the topseeded Spurs win their 17th in a row and improve to 7-0 in the playoffs. Blake Griffin had 28 points and 16 rebounds, and reserve Mo Williams added 19 points for the Clippers, who face some daunting NBA history head ing into Game 4 on Sunday at Staples Center. No team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Playing with a left hip injury and a sprained right knee, Griffin missed just three shots in the first half, when he scored 20 points and the Clippers led by 24. Slowed by a strained right hip, Chris Paul finished with 12 points and 11 assists after two previous sub-par efforts in the series. After a quiet first half in which he scored eight points, Duncan helped the Spurs control the third quarter when they out scored Los Angeles 26-8. The Spurs took their first lead during a 23-0 run on a fadeaway jumper by Duncan, who scored nine points in the outburst that put them ahead for good. Danny Green added seven and Leonard five. The Clippers defense complete ly faltered and they piled up miss after miss on the offensive end. The Clippers scored the final four points of the period, which ended with a turnover by Mo Williams, to trail 69-61 heading into the fourth. San Antonio led by 11 points early in the fourth before the Clippers got within seven on consecu tive baskets by Williams. Gary Neal hit a 3-pointer to launch a 13-9 spurt, capped by Parkers 3-pointer, that extended the Spurs lead to 89-78. Paul, so dominant in the final period during the regular season, was limited to four points. Reggie Evans, a defen sive spark for the Clippers off the bench, missed 6 of 8 free throws in the final 3:42. The Spurs were 9 of 22 from 3-point range, with Leonard hitting three. Los Angeles came in 21 at home in the playoffs and 24-9 during the regular season. With their red-clad sellout crowd on its feet, the Clippers were still shooting 63 percent midway through the second quarter, when Griffins one-handed dunk kept them ahead by 20 points. The Spurs closed the half on a 15-5 spurt, with Parker and Ginobili scoring five each, to trail 53-43 at the break. Griffin missed just three of his 13 shots in the first half, when the Clippers controlled the boards and the paint. GET YOUR CABOOSE CHECKED. Tuesday May 22nd 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 4520 W US Highway 90 Lake City, FL Pre-registration is required 1.888.681.6388 Free PSA Screening (Clinical Exam included) 4520 W US Highway 90 Lake City Provided by: a pick, however, and the Tigers shut out Dunnellon in the first half. Columbia struck again on its second drive of the second half. This time it was Braxton Stockton kicking the offense into high gear with a 33-yard run. Underwood followed with a 21-yard run with a couple of passing plays mixed in for good yardage. Underwood capped off the drive with a six-yard run to put Columbia up 17-0 with 6:38 remaining in the third quarter. The defense then got into the action as Felix Woods picked off an option play and ran it back 60 yards for a defensive score and a 23-0 lead with 5:30 to play in the third quarter. A three-and-out on Dunnellons next posses sion gave Columbia the ball back and its offense wouldnt need long as Barber hit Shaq Johnson on the first play for a 65yard touchdown strike. Dunnnellon closed out the third quarter with a touchdown of its own to make the varsity final 35-7 before the sec ond-team units entered the game in the fourth quarter. Its never as good as it sounds or as bad as it looks, Allen told the team after the game. We are making too many mistakes to win state. If you want to be satisfied with making the second round of the playoffs, then we can do those things, but we have to have more focus to win state. State champions do things differently. Allen will speak to the community about the state of the program at 7 p.m. on Monday when the Columbia Quarterback Club presents Columbia High School Sports an hour-long program with topics including Honoring the History, Understanding the Future and Preparing for the Future. We want him to speak to the people of the com munity so they can know what hes all about, Ron Williams, vice president of the quarterback club said. We want to give the football program back to the people of Columbia County.
Lake City Reporter Week of May 20 May 26, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia CountyBy HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comWith summer fast approaching and the school season coming to a close, its time to start planning for some summertime fun. Lake City Campground, a 26-acre facility that sits next to the Osceola National Forest in Lake City, offers a natural atmosphere along with the creature comforts that keep a camping trip from getting too stressful. Previously a KOA campground, Lori Zuccola and her sister took over the grounds in 2004 in the middle of hurricane season. We work every single day, Zuccola said. Its 24/7. Its a lot of hard work. Zuccola said the sisters cut down trees, paved roads, cleared out ponds and fountains, added a recreation room and upgraded the camping sites. The campground has 40 pull-through RV sites with water, sewer, electric and cable. Tent sites, cabins and other accomodations are also available. Campers have access to bathrooms and laundry facilities during their stay. Two ponds sit on the campgrounds. One is stocked with bass, brim and a variety of other fish for campers to catch and release during their stay. A recreation room, pool, playground and winding nature trail are also open for use by campers. Pets are also invited to stay as long as they are kept on a leash. Zuccola said campers have seen deer, rabbits, snakes and tons of birds on the trails of the campgrounds. Its a beautiful area, she said. Prices vary based on what facilities are requested. Lake City Campground does not require that a reservation is made in advance for RV or tent sites. Zuccola said that many campers come back every year to stay on their grounds. Campers are pretty good people, Zuccola said. They are always helpful and always good.Its been a busy month for ChamberMay has been another busy month for the Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce! We have welcomed four new members to the Chamber this month. They are Art League of North Florida, Prevatt Law Firm, Tiffany & Company Catering and Grace Pediatrics. We have hosted a ground breaking for the new Westside Community Center and a ribbon cutting for the re-grand opening of Papa Johns. Our monthly mixer, hosted by Remax Realty, was a success by all accounts! Our Ambassador Committee also started a new program called Surprise Patrol. We kicked this off May 1st and the first business selected was Vann Carpet One. A group of 15 Ambassadors gathered at the Chamber Office and walked over to Vann Carpet One with music playing, pom poms, whistles, noise makers and cupcakes to give the customers and employees a surprise visit and thank them for their continuous support of the community as well as the Chamber of Commerce. The best part is we videoed the entire thing for all to see! Check out the Ambassadors in action as well as the employees at Vann Carpet Ones reaction by visiting www.lakecitychamber.com Be on the lookout next month, we could be visiting you! There is still a very important event to be held in May and I would personally like to invite the entire community to come and hear firsthand from Jesse Quillen, Executive Director of Economic Development for Columbia County and Allison Megrath, AICP, Real Estate Manager for Plum Creek as they discuss; Location, Partnership and Opportunities: Bringing Industry to Columbia County. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:30am at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center. Members are $20.00 and guests are $25.00. Our goal through this luncheon is to provide the community with a better understanding of terms that are often used when describing growth opportunities in Columbia County such as the RACEC site, Catalyst Site, Rural Enterprise Zone, Foreign Trade Zone and Inland Port. Additionally, we would like for you to hear the progress that Plum Creek, the land owner of the 2,600 +/acre property, has made in positioning the site for industry to want to locate in Columbia County. There has been a close working partnership between Plum Creek and over 30 stakeholders to ensure appropriate due diligence has been CHAMBER BUSINESS Dennille Deckerdennille@lakecitychamber.comCHAMBER continued on 2C COURTESYThe office at the Lake City Campground. COURTESYLake City Campground has 40 RV and 12 tent sites, along with cabins, cottages and many other facilities sitting on 26 acres of land near the Osceola National Forest. COURTESYA cottage at the Lake City Campground.Lake City Campground offers a natural atmosphere along with the creature comforts. Two ponds sit on the campgrounds. One is stocked with bass, brim and a variety of other fish for campers to catch and release during their stay.
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3C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 By SAMANTHA GROSSAssociated PressNEW YORK They were promised a place to mourn their loved ones, display their photographs and educate their children and the children of strang-ers about exactly what was lost on 9/11. But today, fam-ily members of those killed have no completion date for the museum that is to be built alongside the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero and many are upset. The memorial is open, but thats only half the tribute to those who were killed, said Patricia Reilly, who lost her sister in the attacks. The museum is the place where theyre going to tell the story about the people who they were, where they were, what they were doing and what hap-pened to them that day. Construction of the museum originally sched uled to open on the 11th anniversary of the attacks has largely ground to a halt amid a financial dispute between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, and the foundation that controls the memorial and museum. After months of little obvi-ous progress, some family members are increasingly worried that the powers that share control of the area are backsliding into the kind of politically driven dysfunction that once para-lyzed the site. They shouldnt allow disagreement to get in the way, said Reilly, who espe-cially wants the museum to be completed so she can go there to visit the thousands of fragments of human remains too damaged to identify with DNA test ing. No trace of her sister, Lorraine Lee, who worked on the 101st floor of the World Trade Centers south tower, has been identified. We were supposed to get a contemplative area nearby where we could sit and pray, visit, she said. Im waiting for the remains to find their final resting place. Work has been slowed since late last year, when the subcontractors at the site stopped getting paid. The Port Authority claimed the Sept. 11 memorial foun-dation owed it $300 mil lion for infrastructure and revised project costs, while the foundation argued the port instead owed it money because of project delays. Three powerful political fig-ures have been entangled in the dispute: The gover-nors of New York and New Jersey control the port, while New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the foundations chairman. Last month, Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye said there had been significant progress toward a resolution, but any deal has yet to materialize. On Thursday, a spokesman for the port would say only that discussions were con-tinuing. A spokesman for the foundation declined to comment about the fami lies concerns. Officials have said publicly there is no way to com-plete the museum by this years anniversary of the attacks, but no formal com-munication has gone out to the families to inform them of the delays and keep them apprised, some family members said. In the meantime, personal items and mementos that families have donated to the museum are in a sort of limbo, with many wrapped and packed away in storage spaces that hold everything from damaged fire engines to childrens drawings. There are people out there ... who hold these items as very, very precious, said Debra Burlingame, a foundation board member whose own familys dona-tion has been put on hold until the dispute is resolved. They will donate a prayer card that her brother was carrying when his plane flew into the Pentagon. Somehow, the small card survived the fire, inscribed with the words Blessed are those who mourn. Burlingame wants to make sure her brothers story survives. You have children who were very young on 9/11 or maybe not even born yet who have no idea what actu-ally happened that day, she said. That story needs to be told, and it needs to be preserved for future gen erations. The subcontractors at the site were recently paid $15 million that had been owed to them, but they wont return to the job until theres an agreement on future pay-ment and a new schedule is adopted, said Ron Berger, the executive director of the Subcontractors Trade Association. Berger said this week his union is meeting with officials about future plans and hes expecting a new completion date of June or July 2013 a deci-sion that would raise proj-ect costs further because of the overtime required. But no deal can be made until the port and the foundation come to an agreement. For some family mem bers, the problems at the 16-acre site feel like an unpleasant flashback. In 2005 and 2006, bitter negotiations between the Port Authority and private developer Larry Silverstein stalled construction on all the office towers planned for the site, with port offi-cials calling Silverstein greedy for demanding give-backs on the rent he paid, and Silverstein saying the agency had never turned over buildable land for his office towers. In 2006, the memorial was redesigned after its projected cost rock-eted and some began to question whether the proj-ect could move forward. Its all politics, and its ridiculous, said Jim Riches, whose firefighter son died in the trade center. They should put politics aside and get down to business. Riches has given the museum the crushed hel-met found next to his sons body when it was unearthed six months after the attacks. He can ask for it back at any time, he notes, but he wont despite his frustration with the delays. Maybe 20 years from now, 50 years from now they wont know who I am, they wont know who my son is, Riches said. But you know what? Some little kid is going to go in there and say, Look at this, this fireman went in there to help people, and then he was crushed to death by these terrorists. ... Its a powerful message.ASSOCIATED PRESSWorkers prepare a roof on the National September 11 Mus eum for a concrete pour, at the World Trade Center constru ction site in New York in In this July 2010 file photo. Although they were promised a place to mourn their loved ones, see their faces, educate their children and the children of stranger s about exactly what was lost on 9/11, the family members o f those killed have no completion date for the museum that is to b e built alongside the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero a nd some fear the powers that share control of the site are again be coming paralyzed by politically driven disagreements over who should pay for what. 9/11 families upset over ground zero museum delays By WAYNE PARRYAssociated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Casinos are not like Starbucks stores: You really cant have one on every cor ner. Thats the word from David Cordish, whose com pany is opening a huge new casino next month in Maryland. Yet Cordish warns that the expansion of casino gam bling cant go on unchecked forever. A big problem is the attitude of politicians nation wide who view casinos as free money. I dont know how we can control the politicians; they certainly dont understand the word oversaturation, Cordish said Thursday. They think you can have casinos like Starbucks. If that attitude continues, Cordish said, its going to implode on them. That sentiment was voiced repeatedly at The East Coast Gaming Congress, a major annual casino industry con ference, held this year in the newly opened Revel casino resort in Atlantic City. The $2.4 billion Revel is being counted on to help turn around Atlantic Citys five-year slump. But several experts at the forum said the solution to Atlantic Citys woes is the closure of one or more of its 12 casinos. Here in Atlantic City, we have assets for sale that literally nobody wants to buy, said Gary Loveman, president of Caesars Entertainment, which counts four Atlantic City gambling halls among its 56 casinos. There is simply too much supply in Atlantic City. The supply doesnt go away. Thats a very bad thing. The problem here? Nobody ever closes. During a panel of Wall Street experts, Andrew Zarnett, managing director of Deutsche Bank Securities, said Revel might hurt, rather than help, Atlantic Citys overall casino market. Everybodys a loser; when you add supply to a market thats not growing very much, everybody gets cannibalized, he said. We need some of this capac ity to close and go away. I would have thought that would have happened two years ago, but the properties are still here. Zarnett said he doubts any Atlantic City casino will close until they see whether New Jersey will approve Internet gam bling and throw the strug gling properties a lifeline. He also predicted that New York will approve a casino in Manhattan within five years. Not all the news from Atlantic City was bad, though: Figures released Thursday by state regulators showed the casinos saw a 17 percent increase in gross operating profit for the first quarter of this year, following a 26 per cent increase in the fourth quarter of last year. The expansion of casino gambling has continued rapidly over the last several years, nowhere more fierce ly than in the Northeast. There is serious disagree ment within the industry as to whether the market is oversaturated or whether there is room for further growth. But most agree it is tougher to do business in the Northeast casino mar ket than it ever has been before. The Cordish Co.s Maryland Live!, opening on June 6, will have 4,750 slot machines and cost $500 mil lion. Thanks, David, for bring ing 4,700 new slots to this mar ket, joked Don Marrandino, eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment. Thats great news for us. Cordish said the casino market needs the stability of knowing how many opera tors there are going to be, particularly with the 67 per cent tax Maryland imposes on its casinos. He said the state will have four casinos with more slot machines than anything in Las Vegas. Its an experi ment that nobody knows how its going to turn out. A contest I dont want to win is Maryland will probably be the king of the oversaturated market with the highest tax rate. Its a real problem. What happens when you put mega-casinos close together is they gener ally not only oversaturate the market, they dont work, Cordish said. In the Washington, D.C., region soon, he added, youll have four of the largest casinos in the country operating within a short drive of one another. But new casinos keep coming. Timothy Wilmott, president of Penn National Gaming, which has 26 casi nos nationwide, said the company is interested in new markets in Massachusetts and Texas and is opening new casinos in Ohio soon.Associated PressNatural gas is no longer at decade lows, but the price remains sensitive to reports of any significant increase in supply. The price dropped Thursday as the govern ment said supplies continue to build, at a time when mild weather is dimming demand in parts of the country. Natural gas fell 2.4 cents to end the day at $2.594 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. Thats still nearly 70 cents, or 37 percent, above the 10-year low of $1.907 hit on April 19. The Energy Department reported Thursday that nat ural gas stockpiles rose 61 billion cubic feet to 2.667 tril lion cubic feet for the week that ended May 11. Thats nearly 41 percent above year-earlier levels and the five-year average. Analysts expected a smaller increase of 52 billion to 56 billion cubic feet. Natural gas plummeted earlier this year as a produc tion boom helped fill storage facilities while a mild winter allowed consumers and busi nesses to use less gas for heat. It has bounced back as some energy companies reduced production. Some utilities also switched to using more cheap natural gas to generate power instead of coal. Others used it as a sub stitute for nuclear power that was offline for maintenance, PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn said. Natural gas prices drop on rising suppliesAssociated PressEight bills aimed at making it easier for small businesses to win federal contracts won approval Friday in the House of Representatives. But the legisla tions fate is uncertain because the measures are attached to a defense spending bill that President Barack Obama has threatened to veto. The $642 billion defense bill passed the House by a vote of 229-120. It goes next to the Senate, which is expected to make changes in the defense spending proposals. Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which departs significantly from his proposed Pentagon budget. The eight contracting bills were attached to the defense bill because doing so guaran teed that theyd make it to the House floor, said D.J. Jordan, spokesman for the House Small Business Committee, which sponsored the bills. He said it also made sense for them to be attached to the bill because 70 percent of feder al contracts are made by the Pentagon. Thousands of bills introduced in Congress each year never make it to a full House or Senate vote. The contracting bills include: The Government Efficiency Through Small Business Contracting Act, which would raise to 25 per cent the amount of federal contracting dollars that should go to small businesses. Under current law, the figure is 23 percent. The Small Business Advocate Act, which would make it easier for the Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in federal agencies to advocate for small business contracts. The Subcontracting Transparency and Reliability Act, which intends to make it easier for the government to stop large businesses from winning contracts by using small companies to front for them and would allow more small businesses to team up to win contracts. The Small Business Opportunity Act, which would make small business advocates part of the federal contracting process. The Building Better Business Partnerships Act, which would Allow the Small Business Administration to oversee 13 current mentor ship programs for small busi nesses. The Small Business Protection Act, which would revamp the SBAs size stan dards, or the measure it uses to determine what a small busi ness is. The Contractor Opportunity Protection Act, which would overhaul the appeals process for contract bundling. Bundling is the pro cess that brings a number of small companies together to provide goods or services to fulfill one large government contract. Often they are sub contractors of larger compa nies. The Contracting Oversight for Small Business Jobs Act, which is intended to fight fraud in contracting. House passes small business contracting bills Developer: Pols cant keep approving new casinos What happens when you put mega-casinos close together is they generally not only oversaturate the market, they dont work.David Cordish
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Belmont Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, schol-arship and loan programs or any oth-er school-administered programs.05532710May 20, 2012 100Job Opportunities05532523Graphic Design The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks a skilled and creative graphic designer to join our production team. This person must posses extensive knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat as well as being able to bring dynamic creativity through design and color to advertisements placed in the newspaper and a variety of other niche publications. This is a fast-paced, deadline driven position. Interested candidates should email resumes and sample portfolio to Josh Blackmon, Advertising Director at:jblackmon@lakecityr epor ter .com 05532646HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake Citys only full service hotel is seeking the following :CafServer (PT)Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. 05532693Victim Advocate Grant Funded Position Full Time Position in Suwannee/Columbia CountyGuardian ad Litem office Salary 26,00028,000 yr Paid Holidays OnlyNo Other Benefits Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Criminology, Psychology or two years comparable service in advocacy. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and well with others of various ages, professions and backgrounds. Must maintain a strong commitment to Victims of Crime and respect confidentiality of victims. State Application must be submitted by May 31, 2012 to Linda Dedge at 213 Howard Street East Live Oak Florida 32064, EOE 05532705FloorTech/HousekeeperExperienced, must be able to operate machinery. Please apply Baya Pointe Nursing & Rehab Center 587 SE Ermine Ave., Lake City, Fl 32025 EOE/DFWP 05532728Sales 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. LakeCity Podiatry Office req one person to cover both front & back on Tues 8-5, $10/hr computer exp a must. Fax resumes 904-879-6360 MEDICALRECORDS position forExpanding Lake City Practice requires individual with billing back ground and storm computer skills. Contact HR Department 855-285-1025 Nanny-Tutor-Campanion For my 7 yr. old daughter. 40 hrs per week during summer vacation then M-F 12-6 P.M. 2 nights per week til 10 P.M.. Light cleaning + preparing meals for her. Education background preferred. Background check including finger prints required. Would consider live-in. Send reply to Box 02003, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 SUMMER WORK GREATPAY! Immed. FT/PTopenings, customer sales/sv., will train, cond. apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP 386-269-0587 100Job OpportunitiesNOWHIRING!!! 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. PROGRAM SPECIALIST Position Assists with the coordination of early childhood services delivered through various child care programs. Provides on-going support for early childhood staff. Helps coordinate professional development for early childhood staff. Ensures that programs are licensed, accredited and that there is appropriate curriculum, parent education, etc. Assists with identification of program problems and solutions and serves as liaison with potential and existing child care programs. Degree in early childhood education or related field or FCCPC preferred and minimum of three years relevant experience in child care or related field. Ability to advocate for high quality programming and to implement change where necessary. Must have good organizational skills, observation skills, communication skills and computer skills. Must be able to visit child care programs throughout the service area. Must be willing to participate in professional development. For additional information, please visit our website at www.elc-fg.org Please send letter of interest and resume` to Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway, Inc. Attn: Human Resources at 1104 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, FL 32025. Fax to (386) 628-9321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org g by June 1, 2012. RegisteredSleepTechnician (RPSGT) needed part-time for accredited sleep center. Fax resume to (386) 754-1712. SEEKING EXPERIENCED SATELLITE INSTALLER with tools & truck, ready to go. 386-344-2957 STANDARD PLUMBING is looking for a service tech exp in commercial, residental, and indus-trial services.Apply in person: 1944 East Duval St, Lake City, FL TOPSALARYARNP to join internal medical practice. Top salary for qualified individual. Please call 386-984-5543 White Springs MECHANIC needed for Fla Rock & Tank Lines. Experienced w/ repair & maintenance on tractor-trailers. 40-45/hrs wk prefer a Class A CDLlicense. email: email@example.com fax: 386-397-1137. Excellent Benefits! 120Medical Employment05532624RN/LPN needed for infusion center. MUSThave IV certification w/ 2 yrs exp. Medical Assistant needed. Experience required. Knowledge of electronic medical records necessary. Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl 386-754-3657 or email to: of ficemanager@ primarycaremedic.com 05532678LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL RN Must be licensed. F/T, P/T, & PRN. AM & PM SHIFTS. Please visit our website: www.lakebutlerhospital.com (386) 496-2323 ext 9258 Fax (386) 496-9299 EEO/ Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace 05532721Physical TherapistAvalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Physical Therapist. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32055 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE 120Medical Employment05532727Occupational TherapistAvalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Occupational Therapist. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32055 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE 240Schools & Education05531665Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class-06/11/12 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 Beautiful Blonde Schnauzer spayed, house broke, very good house pet. $300 OBO. Contact 386.292.3927 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. SCHNOODLE puppy CKC, 11 weeks, shots, HC, $275 Contact 386755.3547 402Appliances REFRIGERATOR White, Side by side. Very clean. Works Great $375 386-292-3927 SEARS FREEZER White, Works Good $150 386-292-3927 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 DELLFLAT Panel monitor. 17 inch. $50. 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 412Medical SuppliesHospital Bed like new Air mattress included $1,000.00 386-438-7296 420Wanted to Buy Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. $300 & up CASH! Free Pick Up! NO title needed !386-878-9260 After 5pm 386752-3648. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous GENERATOR big 8500 Watt 2012. Honda 13 horsepower. Electric start. Battery and wheel kit included. Never used. New retail $4995, wholesale $3750. First $1800 cash. 864-275-6478 NEWINTERNETCAFE TJs Pub in Jennings. 75N to Ext 467. Beer, Wine & Food! Smoking allowed! Mon-Sat 12 P.M.-12 A.M. P atio Set glass table top 5long and 3wide, 4 cushioned chairs. Excellent Condition $350 OBO. Call 386-758-5959 630Mobile Homes forRent2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo. plus deposit. Water & sewer furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 630Mobile Homes forRent3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $775 month. & $775 deposit 386-752-7578 Mayo Suwannee River, MH 3/2 on 3 acres, $550/mth + 1 mth sec, contact 904-471-3343 Mobile Homes for rent in White Springs & Ft. White. Contact 386-623-3404 or 386-397-2779 Quiet Country Park 3/2 $550.., 2/2 $475.,2/1 $425 Very clean, NO PETS! Refs & dep reqd. 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSaleHUGE TRIPLEWIDENEW2011 MODEL, 42x64 4/3 S/3 Model Only, was $139,900 now $109,000, save 30 thousand dollars, North Pointe Gainesville, 352-872-5566. NEW32x80, 4/2 $65,995 ONLY 1, New 2012 4/2 with 32Den. North Pointe Homes 352-872-5566 NEWDOUBLESby JACOBSEN, 28x44 3/2 $41,900 28x52 3/2 $46,900, 28x60 4/2 $49,900, All new homes inc. delset-skirting-steps & A.C. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, 352-872-5566. Palm HarborVillage New 2012 ModelsDoubles & Singles $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext. 210 SWMH in Timberlane Adult Park, 2001 2BR/2BA, fireplace, FL room, screen porch, carport, shed. Nice home, exc. cond. $49,700, 386-755-6205. 650Mobile Home & LandNice 2BR/2BA, 1996 DW, energy efficient, 3/4 frnshd, 3 yr old roof, 1/2 lot in Oak Wd subdv in Live Oak $41,900.Call 309-645-2659 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 02500180Best deal in town!WINDSONG APTS386-758-8455 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apts for rent in Live Oak. Call for price. Contact 386-623-3404 & 386-362-9806 2 BR/1 BA, in town Fort White, lg. comb. liv./kit. & din., lg. fr. & back porch, fenced backyard, $650 mo. incls. all utils. 1st+last+sec. No pets. 941-924-5183. 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 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 Beautiful Apt, Large 1 bdrm, w/inground pool, CHA, details at bigfloridahome.com $650/mo + dep. 386-344-3261 Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1, 1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A, $665 month 386-697-3248 or 386-758-5881 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 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 720Furnished Apts. ForRentCLEAN 1/1 Duplex, laundry room, fireplace, privacy near Baya/McFarlane. $500 mo. + dep. No dogs 386-961-9181 Rooms forRent Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2br/1ba $550 mo. + sec., 4mi S. Lake City. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 730Unfurnished Home ForRent05532708LAKE CITY 3BR/2BA 1300 SF $895. moMOVE IN SPECIAL OF$3003BR/2BA 1258 SF $925. mo 2BR/1BA 546 SF $495. mo 2 AVAILABLE3BR/1BA 1155 SF $725. mo JUSTREDUECED2BR/1.5BA 975 SF $725 mo 2BR/1BA CUTE $495 mo 4BR/3BA 2684 SF $1850 mo POOLAND SPA-BEAUTIFUL1BR/1BA 576SF $595. mo 3BR/1BA 1232SF $725. moMADISON 2BR/1BA JUSTREMODLED $450 mo 2 AVAILABLE 3BR/1.5BA REMODELED $550 mo Visit our website: www .NorthFloridahomeandland.com Mike Foster386-288-3596 Mitchell Lee 386-867-1155Accredited Real Estate Services 1688 SE Baya Dr., Suite 105 Lake City, FL32025 Accredited Real Estate Services is a Full Service Real Estate Office. We do: Rentals ~ Property Management ~ Property Sales. 3/1 Home for rent Downtown Location Contact 386-623-2848 3/2, CH/A. all appliances, fenced, carport New carpet. $850 mo, 1st, last, sec. 560 SE St Johns St. 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666. 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. GORGEOUS, LAKE VIEW 2 BR Apartment. 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 0553226015,000 SQ FT+ WAREHOUSE 7Acre Land Sale $295,000, Rent $1,500 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 Office space across from the Courthouse. 152 N Marion 1200 sqft Newly remodeled. $650. mo. Excellent cond 386-961-8466 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 1 to 5 acre lots paved roads Falling Creek area, $300 down $185.00 a month. Call 386-623-0232. FOR SALE BYOWNER, 10 acres planted pines & Dean Steel Building with 18 foot opening, $49,950, Call 386-292-9333. 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2,1559 sq ft, great floor plan. 35+ acres. $104,900 MLS#80602,. 386-752-6575 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, $219,950 OBO. Call 386-292-9333. Owner Financing Avail. with down pmt. 3br/2ba 2 story brick. 5+ ac. in ground pool. Lg. workshop &2 wells. $150,000.00 obo Old Wire Rd. (850)728-0782 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 850Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE OR RENT, Ichetucknee River, 3 BR/2 BA, on river with dock, $200 per night, limit 4 nights. Call 386-397-3258 RIVER HOME Excellent Location $199,000 Call Susan Eagle (386) 623-6612 DCARealtor 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. 940Trucks 2004 DODGE SLT1500, 4-Door Pickup, w/o handicap lift, low mileage. $10,000 Call 386-758-3053 951Recreational VehiclesCAR TOWDOLLY 2012. All cars. swifles, tilts. Never used. New retail $2750, first $995 cash. 864.275.6478 952Vans & Sport Util. 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LIFE Sunday, May 20, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D You know Spring is in full swing when one of our favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is to head over to Live Oak to check out the newest offerings at Nobles Greenhouse. Nobles extends their hours to include Sunday afternoons from Mid-March thru Mothers Day so we make the Sunday traditional trip whenever we can. On a recent trip, Tim and Mary Kay decided to have a leisurely lunch at The Dixie Grill before perusing the fabulous plant selections at Nobles. Established in 1959, The Dixie Grill serves up old southern favorites, including a hearty country breakfast and they are open seven days a week. They also cater any occasion, any size and any time. The day we went, we got there just before throngs of church goers piled in. And boy do they! Guess the locals know good southern cooking doesnt always have to be prepared in their own kitchens. We started out with an order of Fried Green Tomatoes, you get six, that were battered and fried like no other weve found around here. A creamy sabi sauce, sort of like a mix between a Remoulade and horseradish sauce, comes along side for dipping, if you feel the urge. One of our tests for a truly great fried green tomato is when they are just as crispy at the end of our meal! These are definitely worth the extra calories. Their regular lunch menu is loaded with good old fashioned southern favorites, including fried chicken, fried livers or gizzards, pork chops, steak and even a nice selection of seafood. On this day, one of their specials was tender roast beef and gravy, so Tim decided hed go with that. A heaping scoop of mashed potatoes and green beans rounded out his meal. Mary Kay couldnt pass up the Dixie Fried Chicken and opted for two special sides of the day that included eggplant casserole and fresh cooked rutabagas. The fried chicken is absolutely phenomenal! Just about salivating as this review is being written. The secret to this juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside chicken is the special brine The Dixie Grill uses as part of their recipe. The eggplant casserole was rich and creamy with a hint of pimento for a unique but delicious taste. The rutabagas tasted just like Mary Kay remembered her grandma cooking in her tiny little kitchen that turned out some of the best meals and memories. Included with all entrees is a trip to the salad bar. Singing praises of The Dixie Grill Story ideas? Contact Robert BridgesEditor firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter TASTE BUDDIESTASTE BUDDIES continued on 2D Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comThe most commonly used lawn grass throughout the state of Florida is St. Augustinegrass, or Stenotaphrum secundatum. This grass produces a dense, bluegreen turf that grows well in most of our soil types. Some of the dwarf cultivars are more shade tolerant than other grass species grown in Florida. For those living on the coast, the salt tolerance makes St. Augustinegrass a good choice for lawns. If you have a St. Augustinegrass lawn, youre already aware that this grass needs supplemental irrigation during dry spells. But there are other things to watch for that can quickly destroy a lawn, especially as the heat and humidity of summer arrives. Insects and diseases can move in, damaging and stressing the grass to the point where weeds make a strong appearance. The first defense is using cultural methods to keep plants healthy. Read about these at http:// edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep070 Floratam is the cultivar that is most widely produced by growers and sold in Florida. When first introduced in 1973, Floratam had good resistance to chinch bugs, the number one pest of St. Augustinegrass. Chinch bugs are now a serious threat, however, since the resistance has diminished over the years. These insects suck juices from the plant near the soil line, causing yellow to brownish patches in the turf. Damage is first noticeable along sidewalks and driveways as the temperatures rise. Leaf spot diseases most often occur in late spring to early fall, especially during periods of heat and frequent rainfall. Both Cercospora leaf spot and gray leaf spot diseases have similar symptoms and can easily be confused. Both diseases produce small brown spots on leaf blades that will enlarge and turn gray or tan with time. The turf suffers by thinning from scattered yellowing and dying leaf blades. Determining which leaf spot has infected your grass is extremely important because treatment is very different for each of them. Go to http://edis. ifas.ufl.edu/topic_book_ disease_problems to determine which disease is causing symptoms and treat accordingly. Root rots also occur during the rainy summer season, but the fungus attacks the roots and is usually not visible above ground until the grass begins its decline. Keep your St. Augustinegrass and other warm-season grasses healthy to minimize insect, disease and weed problems. Reduce the need to treat for pests by following the researchedbased cultural practices found at http://edis.ifas. ufl.edu/topic_lawn_care and set aside the extra time and money for a vacation. Lawn and garden help is available by calling or visiting the Columbia County Master Gardeners. 752-5384 D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comAfter 21 years leading the Columbia County Health Department, administrator Hugh Giebeig will retire this month. Giebeig, of Lake City, has worked for the state for 35 years, including 12 years as a regional director for child support enforcement. He was hired as a business manager for the health department in 1989, under director Melvin T. Kight. After Kight suffered a heart attack while on vacation, Giebeig was appointed to the administrator position in 1991. Its been good to help the people in your own community, said Giebeig, a 1971 Columbia High School graduate. Giebeig said he learned a lot from Kight in a short amount of time. The health department building was later dedicated in Kights name. In 1994, Giebeig also became the administrator for the Hamilton County Heath Department. Not working every day will be a strange feeling, he said. Growing up he worked at his father Earl Giebeigs filling station on S. Marion Avenue. As long as I can remember Ive worked, he said. Looking ahead, obesity and financial concerns among patients are going to be the biggest issues facing the health department, he said. A lot of people depend on the health department for primary care, he said. When people lose their jobs, they lose their insurance coverage. Going to the health department, which uses a sliding scale Health Department administrator Hugh Giebeig to retire with 35 years of service.LAURA HAMPSON/Lake City ReporterHugh Giebeig, (standing) Columbia County Health Department administrator, talks to Mark Lander, business manager, at the departments offices in downtown Lake City. Giebeig started as a business manager in 1989 and became the departments administrator in 1991. LAURA HAMPSON/Lake City ReporterHugh Giebeig, Columbia County Health Department administrator, will retire May 31 after 35 years working for the state. for fees, may be all they can afford. Although demand has gone up even in the last year, budgets have gotten smaller, he said. Giebeig said hes most proud of not having to lay off employees because of budget constraints. The health department has about 47 employees. When money wasnt available the department has left positions unfilled, but never laid off employees, he said. Giebeig said he runs the health department like a business, relying on client fees, Medicaid reimbursements and county, state and federal money. However, the state has put more controls on the department, he said. The health department has 35 programs ranging from septic tank systems and monitoring tanning salons to family planning and immunizations. Giebeig said the dental bus is the best program the department has started. Money from a grant and hospital authorities funds the program, which treats dental problems in elementary schoolers on free and reduced lunch and teaches them how to care for their teeth, he said. Many children have never seen a dentist, especially because Columbia County does not have a dentist who accepts Medicaid, he said. Its really one of the best programs I think Summer woes for St. Augustine grass GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Its been good to help the people in your own community.Hugh Giebeig, a 1971 Columbia High School graduate. GIEBEIG continued on 2DR
By SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAssociated PressNEW YORK Gwen Stefani is no stranger to multitasking, juggling her music career shes wrap-ping up a new album with No Doubt and her fash-ion projects, which include the debut of the newest Harajuku Mini collection at Target next week. But, Stefani says, its her sons that mostly keep her on her toes. Some days, run-ning Kingston, 6, and Zuma, 4, back and forth to school, doing homework and tuck-ing them into bed seems to take up the biggest part of her day. I like to be with them whenever I can, of course, the 42-year-old singer-designer says. Her mother was very hands-on, and Stefani says thats what shes striving to do. Some of her favorite memories include wearing Holly Hobbie bonnets and velvet dresses with lace col-lars that her mother made for her. Growing up, I had a really amazing mom who was really creative. She made stuff for every holiday, and I learned how to sew. ... She has really good style and I feel like my par-ents let me be creative but theyd always check my skirt length, Stefani says. They were strict. Stefani has been designing her LAMB line for women for nine years, so, she says, this collabora tion on a childrens line came pretty easily because she knows the design and manufacturing process, has more ideas than she knows what to do with, and has learned to edit herself for a clear, consumer-friendly message. Plus, how much fun is it to dress up grade-school girls? When I first started this line, I thought it was going to be for under 5, but Target wanted me to do the bigger girls, which is a really strange age, she says. Theyre so inspired by things they see, trying to find themselves, expressing themselves, theyre influ enced by friends, what they see on TV and the Internet. I thought it sounded like a big job but Ive gotten into it. The clothes, available in stores Monday, are a mix of the girlie frills and mascu-line silhouettes that Stefani says are staples of her own wardrobe. And shes conscious of being age-appropriate. That part is challeng ing, she says, but I think weve done a good job. By DAVE KOLPACKAssociated PressFARGO, N.D. Stevie Famulari has brought a bit of Central Park to North Dakota. The 40-year-old Famulari, a native New Yorker who moved to Fargo five years ago, has created five park-inspired dresses out of living plants that grow, flower and reseed themselves. One of the pieces, an opera gown, has already died once and grown back. Each dress con tains more than 5,000 living blossoms. The creations are more art than attire, though Famulari lined each one with a water proof material that allows them to be worn and, after trying them on, declared the wearable bearable. It is not like I got super comfortable, but I have worn less-comfortable dresses, she said. Famularis work is entitled The Green Line Project: Garden Parties. She created an opera gown, an asym metrical gown, a lawn coat, a wedding gown and a lace gown. The collection is on display through the end of the month at Fargos Plains Arts Museum. Im the first living piece in that museum, said Famulari, whose other titles include pastry chef, doctoral student and landscape architecture professor. But this isnt her first proj ect to challenge the senses. She fashioned a dress out of chocolate that was a regular at several New York choco late conventions and earned her appearances on the talk-show circuit, including Oprah. Famulari also frequent ly appears on the Food Network Challenge show, where one of her cakes had to be hosed down with a fire extinguisher. She laughed when asked if there was any trial and error before she decided to move forward with the Green Line Project. Those Food Network Challenges are indicative of my personality. I dont do test runs. I dont pre-practice, she said. Im intelligent, Im versatile, Im flexible, and, frankly, it would ruin the spontaneity of this. Famulari formulated the park-turned-dress idea about three years ago, as she began pondering how renowned landscapes, such as Central Park or Versailles, would look on dresses. Her plan to combine sci ence, art and fashion was advanced, oddly enough, by a group of three dozen land scape engineers or flan nel-wearing guys who spray roads, she said. They were researching how to make seeds to grow on a vertical surface without falling off. She first bounced the idea off Dan Larsen, a geo textile and erosion control expert for Brock White, a St. Paul, Minn.-based construc tion supply company and one of the Green Line proj ect sponsors. He had given guest lectures to Famularis landscape architecture stu dents at North Dakota State University. Its the most unique thing that I have seen in forever, Larsen said. Nobody was quite sure where it would go, but we knew we didnt want to be on the sidelines. Their brainstorming ses sion resulted in a felt-like fab ric that creates its own eco system it holds the seed and stays moist, but its not so wet that it kills the root. The fabric requires plants with a shallow-root system that will bloom with the same set of nutrients, some of which make steroids look tame, Famulari said. And it had to look good on the human body. The opera gown was the first to be planted, and blooms with poppies, daisies, violets, zinnias and baby sprouts. Although Famulari makes regular visits to a hothouse to nurture her sartorial plants, she said the compli cated project is indebted to the staff of Shotwell Floral, a longtime Fargo flower shop. J.D. Shotwell, a company vice president and fifth-gen eration florist, said the big gest challenge is finding the proper nutrients for plants that have no soil. They are watered two to three times a day, he said. To tell you the truth, it has been a learning process for us, too, Shotwell said. Kimberly Schultz is one of Famularis first and best friends in Fargo. A Boston native, Schultz is a stylist who works on wigs and makeup for opera performers. She dolled up the models ranging from a 25-year-old Miss North Dakota runner-up to a 73-year-old retired college professor for the projects photo shoot. Schultz is partial to the floral opera gown, but said the lawn coat has promise. You see fashion coats that have the fur that look just like the lawn coat. Plus, it smells good, Schultz said. Schultz said Famulari likes to push artistic boundaries and make people think. People keep asking what its for, Schultz said. It isnt for anything. Its for art. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 GIEBEIG: Health Dept. admin. to retire Continued From Page 1D Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package 5*+.4!.%#))%,0!%"/. 386-243-829852!!/2/!--)$)) 800-595-77605.!2!'-4%"/. 752-54705*'% 4)) 754-1411, ext. 1065(+!! !-1!)4 Conference Center 386-364-52505!!!./0 %* 758-2088 weve started, he said. Giebeig said he doesnt have any big plans for retirement, but will spend time fishing and watching Florida State University games. Giebeig said he and his wife Donna will take their camper on the road, but not too far as she is still working for the Department of Children and Families. While friends and coworkers have retirement parties planned in his honor, Giebeig said hes not a big fan of the spot light. I would just like to fade off into the sunset, he said. Stocked with standard items, we recommend you load your bowl lightly as the fresh sides and entre are enough for even the heartiest eaters. Even though we were totally full and completely satisfied, wed heard the homemade desserts were to die for. At first we thought about shar-ing a piece of chocolate meringue pie but the bread pudding with a deli-cious rum sauce called our names too. Both were absolutely divine and finished off our meal per-fectly. We thoroughly enjoyed this Sunday afternoon meal before our trek to Nobles. We hope youll try out The Dixie Grill soon and like it as much as we did. The Dixie Grill is located in downtown Live Oak, just off US Highway 90 in Live Oak at the corner of Dowling Avenue. Phone Number is 386-364-2810. Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth are Columbia County residents who love good food and fun, at home and out. Their column on area restaurants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at TasteBuddiesLakeCity@ gmail.com.TASTE BUDDIES: Dixie Grill praises Continued From Page 1D Upchurch-DavisCharles Upchurch of Macon, Ga. and Landra Upchurch of Conway, S.C. announce the engagement and approac-ing marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Mary Upchurch of Jacksonville, to Darrin Dewayne Davis of Jacksonville, son of Claude and Carline Kennedy of Lake City, Fla. and Wayne and Kari Davis of Jacksonville. The groom is also the grand-son of the late Pauline Peeler Murray. The wedding is planned fo 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Olustee Park, Lake City. A recep-tion will follow at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall. All friends and family are invited. The bride-elect gradu-ated from Carolina Forest high in 2004 and North Greenville University in 2008. She is currently working as a lease spe-cialist for Horizon Reality Management at Alantica Apartments in Jacksonville. The groom graduated from Fort White High in 2004 and will graduate from ITT-Technical Institute in 2013. He is currently working at Carr Tech Ind. of Jacksonville.Engagement announcement Beyond floral prints: Dresses in ND exhibit alive ASSOCIATED PRESSAbove: Fargo artist Stevie Famulari works on the project at a greenhouse in Fargo, ND recently. Famulari, a New York City native who teaches land-scape architecture at North Dakota State University, has created five wearable garments made from plants that grow, flower, and reseed themselves. At left: This drawing provided by Famulari shows an opera gown, one of five garments the Fargo, ND, artist created. Each of the garments is lined with a waterproof material to allow them to be worn. Each dress contains over 5,000 living blossoms. Stefani squeezes in fashion, music around her sons ASSOCIATED PRESSGwen Stefani is joined by her son Kingston on the runwa y after her L.A.M.B. fashion show held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in 2010. Stefani is no stranger to multitasking, juggling her music career shes wrap ping up a new album with No Doubt and her fashion projects which include the debut of the newest Harajuku Mini coll ection at Target next week.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated PressWASHINGTON Reality TV is giving birth to some of the most popular baby names. No, not Snooki. But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashians son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011. The more traditional Sophia is the new top name for girls, while Jacob is No. 1 for boys for the 13th straight year, according to the list released Monday by the Social Security Administration. Kardashian, the reality TV star, gave birth to Mason in December 2009 following a heavily publicized pregnancy. In 2010, Mason jumped from No. 34 to No. 12. Last year, 19,396 baby boys were named Mason, an increase of nearly 4,600, by far the biggest jump for any name. It shows what were paying attention to, what were thinking about, said Laura Wattenberg, creator of the website babynamewizard. com. Today, you cant walk through a supermarket without learning more than you hoped to know about the Kardashian family. Thats just reality. Rounding out the top five for boys: William, Jayden and Noah. Michael came in sixth, the lowest ranking since 1948. Isabella, which had been the top girls name for two years, dropped to second place in 2011. Emma, Olivia and Ava rounded out the top five. The Social Security Administration provides lists of baby names dating to 1880 on its website. The top two names that year were John and Mary. John is now No. 27 and Mary has fallen to No. 112 the lowest for both names. The list, which also includes top baby names by state, draws millions of viewers. The agency hopes that people go to the website to see the baby names and stay to learn about other services, said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue. Top girl names tend to be more volatile changing from year to year while the top boy names are more stable, Astrue said. William, for example, has been a popular boys name for more than 100 years, never falling out of the top 20. Mason is the exception, entering the top 100 for the first time in 1997. On the girls side, Sophia first cracked the top 100 in 1997. Isabella dropped off the list altogether from 1949 to 1990. Social Security also tracks which names increase in popularity and which ones drop. The fastest rising name for girls: Briella, which jumped 394 spots, to No. 497. Briella Calafiore stars in Jerseylicious, a reality TV show about battling stylists at a beauty salon in Green Brook, N.J. Shes also in a spinoff called Glam Fairy. Nicole Snooki Polizzi is the star of another reality TV show about New Jersey called Jersey Shore. Snooki has never cracked the list of top 1,000 names, but she is in the midst of a well-publicized pregnancy, so stay tuned. Barack and Mitt have never made the list, either. But Willard, which is Mitt Romneys first name, was on the list as recently as 1989. Brantley was the fastest rising name for boys, jumping 416 spots to No. 320. Brantley Gilbert is a singer who had a No. 1 country hit called Country Must Be Country Wide. Americans get baby names from a lot of places religion, relatives and, yes, popular culture, Wattenberg said. She likened baby naming trends to a fossil record of our culture. Parents tend to shy away from names that conjure up negative emotions Adolf fell off the list for good in 1929. But, Wattenberg said, parents arent necessarily paying homage to celebrities when they give their children the same name. In many cases, they are simply using a name they might not have heard otherwise. LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY MAY 20, 2012 3D Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 3D3DLIFE Congrats on your big day. You have made us so proud.Love, your momma, meme, nanny, and all your loving family. Kendall C. LeeWe are proud of you. Your faith and hard work has been successful thus far. Good luck with your nursing career. With love Dad, G.M. & Papa We are all so proud of you! May God Bless you always.Love, Mom, Dad, Jason and Aaron & familyAMYMARIEANDERSON Congratulations TYLER!We are all so proud of you and your accomplishments.We love you very much!Mom, Dad, Grandma, Papa, T.J., Grandi, Jason, Jenn and Lily! Thomas Austin B A R B ERWe are so proud of you!Spread your wings and y!Love, Mom, Dad and Aaron Amanda Cheyenne BROWNWe are so proud of you. Follow your dreams baby girl. Love you,Mom & Dad JOHN J. KOWALCZYKReceives Medical DegreeJohn and Judy Kowalczyk, formerly of Lake City, FL, proudly announce the graduation of their son, John J. Kowalczyk, M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, on Friday, May 18, 2012. Dr. John J. Kowalczyk will begin his residency in Anesthesiology at the University Hospital at Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio this June. The Kowalczyk family currently reside in Loveland, Colorado. Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 3D3DLIFE Congrats on your big day. You have made us so proud.Love, your momma, meme, nanny, and all your loving family. Kendall C. LeeWe are proud of you. Your faith and hard work has been successful thus far. Good luck with your nursing career. With love Dad, G.M. & Papa We are all so proud of you! May God Bless you always.Love, Mom, Dad, Jason and Aaron & familyAMYMARIEANDERSON Congratulations TYLER!We are all so proud of you and your accomplishments.We love you very much!Mom, Dad, Grandma, Papa, T.J., Grandi, Jason, Jenn and Lily! Thomas Austin B A R B ERWe are so proud of you!Spread your wings and y!Love, Mom, Dad and Aaron Amanda Cheyenne BROWNWe are so proud of you. Follow your dreams baby girl. Love you,Mom & Dad JOHN J. KOWALCZYKReceives Medical DegreeJohn and Judy Kowalczyk, formerly of Lake City, FL, proudly announce the graduation of their son, John J. Kowalczyk, M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, on Friday, May 18, 2012. Dr. John J. Kowalczyk will begin his residency in Anesthesiology at the University Hospital at Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio this June. The Kowalczyk family currently reside in Loveland, Colorado. By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressForest farming can be an attractive option for property owners who want to earn more from their land without cutting timber. It generally involves thinning existing woodlots to leave the best canopy trees for wood production while opening the forest floor to understory crops things like mushrooms, blackberries and ginseng. The combination of those products with timber is a real winner, said Kenneth Mudge, an associate professor of ornamental horticulture at Cornell University. Its a good way to get some early returns while waiting for your trees to grow large enough to be processed into lumber. The potential is huge, said James Chamberlain, a nontimber forest products technologist with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, at Blacksburg, Va. There are about 53 million acres of family-owned forest in Appalachia alone, Chamberlain said. Much of that area has habitat for growing herbaceous plants that can be harvested. Almost any shade-tolerant plant or fungus will grow in a wooded setting. I recommend native plants, though, that are attuned to the area youre interested in, Chamberlain said. The costs of producing non-timber products in forest farm setups can vary dramatically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Maple syrup or woods cultivated for ginseng production may need an investment of several hundred dollars or more to purchase the necessary equipment to get started, the agency said in a fact sheet. On the other hand, craft materials, leeks, native fruits and nuts that are already growing on a site may not require any out-of-pocket costs other than containers to gather the products while harvesting. Theres a difference between forest farming and wildcrafting, which is gathering and processing naturally occurring forest products on private or public lands. Advantages forest farmers have over wild harvesters is they can produce large volumes of the product that is in demand, their product will be more uniform and they can provide quality control, said Jeanine Davis, an associate professor at North Carolina State Universitys Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, at Mills River. Some typical woodland crops: Edibles: Berries, pawpaw, ramps. Medicinals: American ginseng, goldenseal, bloodroot. Ornamentals: Hostas, ferns, heucheras, hellebores, daylilies. Nuts: Walnuts, hickories, pecans. Mushrooms: Shiitake, lions mane, oyster. Others: Pine straw for mulch, deadfalls for firewood, maple syrup, honey. Is forest farming worth it? Consider these net profit figures Davis compiled for several high value specialty harvests: Wild simulated ginseng will generate an estimated $20,460 per half-acre after nine years. Organic, forest-grown goldenseal will pay out some $2,490 per one-tenth acre after four years. Woods-grown ramps will be worth $770 per one-tenth acre after three years. Know and develop your market before you plant, Davis said. Selling (non-timber) forest products is not a get-rich scheme. Consider value-added products if you want to make still more money from your woodlot. Creating wreaths and garlands from forest greenery and vines and selling them directly to consumers can boost the value of that greenery 20 times or more, Davis said. White oak baskets, herb extracts, herbal teas, beeswax candles and other products you can make and sell, she said. You can also run a native plant nursery and sell seeds and planting stock.Above: The flowering plant Bloodroot used now primarily for its ornamental is seen near New Market, Va. recently. At right: A Fiddlehead curled up frond is seen in early spring in New Market, Va. recently. Woodlands can yield lesser-known crops ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESSReality TV gives birth to top baby namesAssociated PressBAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. More than 50 years after getting her high school diploma, a Bay St. Louis woman has graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Carol Strohmetz, 70, had a college diploma but not the bachelors degree she really wanted. Many years ago I had gotten an associates degree in business, and then I worked in business my whole life. But I was never really crazy about business, Strohmetz told WLOX-TV (http://bit. ly/J6hQKz ). About three years ago, she started taking courses at USMs Gulf Park campus, taking a couple of courses. As she got more comfortable, she added more so she could finish up faster. When we walked into the coliseum and walked into the auditorium where we were graduating from, I filled up. I choked up and thought, Oh my goodness, Im going to cry; it just was very emotional, Strohmetz said. She graduated Saturday with a 3.95 grade point average and numerous honors. Her degree is in American studies, with a minor in womens studies. The classroom was quiet different than she remembered. Technology has advanced so much since I was in school, and the students are plugged into everything, iPads and all kinds of Kindles and computers, Strohmetz said. She gave her classmates partial credit for her success. The young students are so energetic and so much fun, and it is just so stimulating to be around them. And they just spurred me on; it was great, Strohmetz said. She said she has always been a big fan of the Golden Eagles. Shes on her second USM school flag the first was so worn she had to replace it.70-year-old woman graduates from USM
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DEAR ABBY: My father absolutely refuses to turn off the ignition when fueling his car, despite the warning signs at the pump. How can I convince him to stop endangering himself and my mother? -WORRIED DOWN SOUTH DEAR WORRIED: Motorists are instructed to Stop Motor while refueling for good reason. Gasoline is highly flam-mable. However, it is not actually the liquid that burns. Even at tempera-tures as low as 45 degrees, gasoline gives off vapor. It is the VAPORS that ignite. Gasoline vapor is heavier than air, so when it ignites, it does so at ground level. All it takes to create a violent explo-sion is fuel vapors, enough oxygen and a source of ignition. A spark from a cigarette, a hot exhaust pipe, faulty wiring, static electricity or the vapor reaching an open flame -all can cause gasoline vapors to explode. Please show this item to your father. Perhaps it will convince him to be more safety conscious. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My husband loves to cook and hes very good at it. Every night when I get home from work, he greets me with a huge meal. Problem is, I feel obligated to eat it even when Im not the least bit hungry. Every morning, he asks me what I want for din-ner. I prefer my main meal at noon and a very light meal -or none at all -at the end of the day. How can I get him to stop cooking for me without hurting his feelings? I know he does it because he loves me, but I feel I am being forced to eat food I really dont want. -STUFFED IN SAN ANTONIO DEAR STUFFED: I presume youre a new bride, because otherwise you would have already learned how to commu-nicate openly with your husband while still being tactful. Try this: Honey, youre killing me with kindness. If I keep eating like this, Ill have to invest in an entire new wardrobe. My metabolism works better if I have my main meal at noon and very little -if anything -in the evening, so please help me by not making these large dinners because theyre too tempting to resist. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My daughter recently became engaged to a wonderful young man. I have looked forward to planning her wedding for years. She always said she wanted to be married in our home-town, but now she says they want to get married near where he lives, which is four hours from where I live. I feel she has been persuaded to do this. Im paying for the wedding and work full-time, and Im really stressing about plan-ning the dream wedding she wants from far away. What do I do? -JUST THE BRIDES MOM DEAR JUST: Have a frank talk with your daughter and ask why she changed her mind. Tell her that you have dreamed of planning her wedding for years, but the change of venue is causing stress for you. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Revisit people, places and projects you havent dealt with for a long time, and consider whats worth resurrecting. Reminiscing will help you learn what not to do should similar circum-stances occur. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Adaptability will ease tension and help you avoid opposition. Plan to have fun and enjoy the people you love. Dont let a rela-tionship that isnt working put a wedge between you and your goals. Make up your mind. Get on with life. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Preparation is key if you want your expertise to be recognized. You will face competition that requires you to be imaginative and realistic to achieve victory. A secret you hold will give you the edge. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Those who rely on you will question your actions. Let the results speak for you. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 By LEANNE ITALIEAssociated PressNEW YORK May, it turns out, is a manly month, and a funny one at that. The Mothers Day flowers are barely wilted and already theres a heavy male energy in the air of the wry, ironical, comedy variety in new books and movies ahead of dads day June 17. Weve got Mansome from the Super Size Me dude, Morgan Spurlock. And Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity from Time magazines Joel Stein. And Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, from humorist-at-large Dan Zevin. Why, when it comes to the discourse on masculin-ity, is the conversation rou-tinely rolled around laughs? Where, exactly, does all the funny lead? Does it help redefine a new masculinity, make it easier for men to talk about this stuff? We went straight to the source, the funny guys themselves and some of their foils, the unintention-ally funny, to see if they could get serious about the burning issues facing MANkind today. MORGAN SPURLOCKIn his latest com-doc, Spurlock takes on male grooming, enlisting the mother lode of funny guys: Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis and Arrested Development brothers Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, both of whom are executive producers. And Morgan Spurlock thinks the point is? Men are in a position now where were being mar-keted to and targeted in the same way that women have for decades, where sudden-ly men arent good enough. Suddenly youre too fat. Suddenly your skins too ugly, you dont have enough hair. All those same types of things that were told to women to let you know you were inadequate unless you tried X, Y or Z are now the same types of tactics that are being used on men, all in this effort to try and push this commodification of manhood. So is that a good thing? For men, that is. Im sure its good for somebody, but for men in general? Shouldnt men want to take care of them-selves? Sure. Should they spend a gazillion dollars? Probably not. JASON BATEMANIn Spurlocks movie, he and Arnett spa robes on compare shaving technique, get side-by-side pedicures and facials, take a soak together and try to keep the manly talk light. What does Jason Bateman think is funny about man-hood? The men who are speaking about it or presenting it are trying to avoid embar-rassment and taking the subject, or themselves, too seriously. Asked to get serious for just a sec, Bateman admits he doesnt have an answer for what it means to be a man. I try to be the best man I know how to be, which is just to kind of listen to myself and make the deci-sions that Im instinctually drawn to make as opposed to having any sort of pre-meditated agenda, or any sort of strategy. Im just trying to be honest and human, if that means being confident in one moment, then Im that. If that means letting vulnerability show because Im feeling vulner-able, then doing that. Its nice to be able to show it and feel it all. JOEL STEINNever an outdoorsman, always anxious, Stein did something he never thought he would when his wife got pregnant: He freaked out because the baby was a boy. There would be camp ing trips and footballs to throw! So he decided to make a book out of a manly bucket list to overcome his fears and generally effete way of doings things. He did a 24-hour shift with Los Angeles firefighters. He knocked back Scotch, went hunting and sur-vived three days of Army boot camp. So whatd he learn? What does being a man mean to Joel Stein? I think being a man today means less than it used to. It will always mean less than it used to. Don Draper (of 60s Mad Men fame) seems like such a man. He says no to things, but if you remember those segments in the first season or two where they show his dad, and his dad was like coming home and just beat-ing the heck out of his wife and his kids. It was like, Oh, men were even scarier before Don Draper. Theyre always going to be scarier the further you go back. Being a man these days? Its still some version of being able to stick up for yourself and people around you, and its still about being self-sufficient in every way. DAN ZEVINZevin lived in Brooklyn as a stay-at-home dad of two. And wrote a book about it. He eventually left Aloof Hipster Dad in his Brooklyn playground and moved to suburban Larchmont, where he worships at Costco and posts to YouTube interviews he does from his minivan. A balloon-twisting party clown was a recent subject. What surprised Dan Zevin about staying home with his kids? I thought it was going to be easy. I really thought it was going to be like I will continue to have this cool Brooklyn lifestyle and be a freelance writer and see my friends and go to cafes and do my work, my creative work, but the only differ-ence is Ill just have a couple of kids in tow, you know, and I found out that its hard. Its not so easy. There are great parts of it but its not so easy and I think that moms have probably had that one figured out for gen-erations and generations. Were just learning as we go along. Our dads werent the role models. This is all new to us, this more involved fatherhood. If you cant laugh about this stuff youre going to go abso lutely bonkers. SHAWN DAIVARIHes an Iranian-American pro wrestler living in Las Vegas. In Mansome, he acknowledges hes one hairy guy. He began body shaving when he started wrestling at 15 and realized some of his new profes sions biggest stars did the same thing. Daivari demonstrates his head-to-toe shaving routine on camera, with help from a buddy for the scariest hair of all: The Back Hair. I remember the first time. I showed up at school for gym class on a Monday after shaving my body and legs for a match that Saturday. I was changing into my shorts and all the guys were making fun of me, like Oh my god, look at the sissy, he shaves his legs. Hes like one of the girls. It was kind of an embarrass-ing thing at the time, but now I just think I was ahead of the game. Daivari is built. There are women at his gym when he goes there to work out, but its usually other men who swoon when they get a look at him. I get more compliments from other men about my physique than women. Ever. Guys will come up to me and go, Oh man, how do I get arms like yours or how much do you bench press? I wish I could have a chest as cool as yours, or a 19-inch neck. I think women are a lit tle deeper than guys are. If thats masculinity, what I have right now, I really dont want it because I really dont want a bunch of guys slobbering all over me. Id much rather be more femi-nine, if being more femi-nine is what draws attention from women. Thats what Id rather do. RICKY MANCHANDAThe New York City clothing buyer is the ultimate metrosexual. Clothes mat-ter. His eyebrows matter. His hair matters. He gets regular treatments and keeps his body toned. My personality, my confidence, is derived from my looks, he said in Mansome. The Sikh wore a turban until the age of 16, gradu-ally turning away from the traditional look to make it easier on his parents. Now, on a scale of 10, he said hes a six. Everyone has a hobby. My looks have become my hobby, he said. On camera, Apatow declares the notion of men trying to look good for them-selves (Expletive) up. Off camera, Manchanda strong-ly disagrees. First and foremost you should be doing it for your-self, he said. You ladies know after getting a facial or getting your nails done or getting your hair done, you feel great, and feeling great makes you feel bet-ter about yourself. Its very masculine, owning your look. JACK PASSIONThe competitive beardsman totally owns his full red one that hangs to his waist. Now 28, he started growing it at 19 and began competi-tive beard building at 21. Man-aged human males are stuck in kind of boy-hood, Passion said in the Spurlock movie. This is just how a human male looks. Passion wrote The Facial Hair Handbook in 2009 and is working on a diet book for men. What does his beard say about his masculinity? For me, growing a beard is probably the most politi-cally correct, most nonvio-lent, easiest and most pas-sive but also most authentic way to visually, externally demonstrate to the world, and more importantly to myself, that I have come of age as a man, he said in an interview. And so, since I have expressed that I am a man with my beard, I dont have to or even feel the desire to rely on socially constructed forms of masculinity, such as the macho guy, the tough guy, violence, rowdy sports, any of these sort of things. I dont even have to go there because Im already calm and OK with the idea. Ive already proved what I need to prove. That I am a man.ASSOCIATED PRESSAbove : Chris Rock, left, and Tom Lennon with children in a scene from the movie What to Expect When Youre Expecting in this photo released by Lionsgate. At right: Shawn Daivari shaves his arms in a scene from Mansome in this picture released by Warrior Poets. Men redefining manly and not just for laughsASSOCIATED PRESS The Mothers Day flowers are barely wilted and already theres a heavy male energy in the air of the wry, ironical, comedy variety in new books and movies ahead of dads day June 17. By J.M. HIRSCHAssociated PressBruce Seidel is confident the future of food television wont be seen on television. Which is why the Food Network and Cooking Channel veteran has checked out of net work TV to oversee the launch of YouTubes latest original content channel, HUNGRY. The channel, which goes live on July 2, is expected to feature a freewheeling blend of how-to and celebrity-driven food vid eos. The venture is part of the Google Inc.-owned video sites plan to launch roughly 100 channels of niche-oriented pro gramming. Earlier this month, YouTube pledged to spend some $200 million to help market those channels across Google and its advertising net work. Seidel was drawn to the proj ect in part for YouTubes ability to create a more direct com munity with viewers than gen erally is possible with network television. It also offered more flexibility not just for viewers, but also for producers, who can more easily experiment with format and content. YouTube also offers an envi ably large and young demo graphic, truly the icing on advertisers cake. The wonderful thing about YouTube is it has 800 million users worldwide and they all need to eat, Seidel said in a telephone interview. Id like to get just 1 percent of them. YouTube content historically has been dominated by lowand no-budget user generated videos. But Seidel, a former top executive at Food Network who oversaw the launch of its sister network, Cooking Channel, said HUNGRY will feature professionally produced videos worthy of any network. At launch, videos will stick mostly with YouTube conven tion, running one to three min utes, with new episodes posted weekly. Seidel said they also are eager to explore longer for mat videos. By the end of the summer, the channel hopes to have close to a dozen series, all produced in partnership with multimedia studio Electus-IAC, which is responsible for the channels content. One of the series will feature fellow Food Network alum nus Duff Goldman, the cake master behind that channels reality show Ace of Cakes. Goldmans YouTube program, Duffs Food World, will be a sometimes irreverent variety show focused on food pop cul ture, including visits to unusual restaurants and spotlights of humorous food clips from the web and TV. Goldman also will serve as a talent and programming con sultant for HUNGRY. In that role, he said he is eager to push food television both forward and backward. Basically, the cooking show on television is almost dead, he said. When you look at the programming on any kind of cable food channel, you kind of find that everything is being replaced by travelogues, com petition, reality. There is not a lot of instruction. YouTube launching food channel with TV veterans BY J.m. HirschAssociated PressA hot skillet might seem out of place in a recipe for an icy, creamy milkshake. But stay with me on this one, because it turns out to be an amazing way to add tons of flavor. Its pretty simple. Theres nothing all that unusual about adding fruit to a milkshake, especially bananas. But what makes this reci pe different is that we brown the bananas in a skillet before adding them. This quick and easy step caramelizes the natural sugars in the bananas and gives them a serious flavor kick. To help the caramelizing along, I added but-ter and a bit of brown sugar to the pan. The result is a rich, caramel banana sauce in the skil-let, as well as deliciously browned fruit. And this technique can be applied to other fruit, as well. Pineapple rings, apple wedges, halved strawberries, strips of mango, even pitted cherries. If you use apples, just be sure to brown them slowly over low heat until they are quite soft. CARAMELIZED BROWN SUGARBANANA MILKSHAKE Start to finish: 25 minutes (10 minutes active) Servings: 21 tablespoon butter2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise 2 cups milk1 cup vanilla ice cream 1/2 teaspoon cinna mon Pinch of saltIn a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle in the brown sugar and stir until bubbling. Add the bananas, then reduce heat to low and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until evenly browned. Use a spatula to carefully turn the bananas and brown on the other side for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes. Once the bananas have cooled, use a sili-cone spatula to scrape them and any liquid and caramelized bits in the skillet into a blender. Add the milk, ice cream, cinnamon and salt. Puree until very smooth. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 490 cal-ories; 190 calories from fat (390 percent of total calories); 21 g fat (13 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 68 g carbohydrate; 12 g protein; 4 g fiber; 280 mg sodium. A little heat adds a lot of flavor to a milkshake